"Have you reconsidered my offer, Ichigo?" Lord Aizen asks his captive. His words are laced with a calm veneer, expertly concealing his apprehension toward the young man's reply. "I have." Ichigo answers simply. "And what have you decided?" Aizen presses, leaning forward on his throne. "My power and strength are yours to command, Lord Aizen. I am loyal to you, and you alone."