[Bleach Fanfic] - Quincy Arc
Posted 21 August 2014 - 11:48 AM
Sometime ago after chapter 511 was posted I decided to write the next chapter (I think there was a weeks hiatus at the time). Anyway people wanted to read more and it kept on going from there.
Since the site has closed down now I felt like sharing it elsewhere especially since no matter how much you enjoy writing something if no one is reading it you tend to keep putting it off.
As of present moment I've got as far as chapter 539 and there is still some way to go.
I've tried to cover any back stories and loopholes that were outstanding (as well as show off some bankai's) so hopefully you'll enjoy it.
2 things to take note of.
1. This continues from chapter 511, so anything prior to this in the actual manga is manga fact, anything after doesn't exist.
2. This was written in the style that most predictions and fanfics were written on the site I was previously on. If anyone doesn't find it suitable or ideal please provide suggestions and I will try to amend.
Ok then...here goes
Bleach 512: The Weaknes Of Genryusai Shikeguni Yamamoto
Juha Bach looks in surprise at the explosion in the sky. Ichigo comes flying straight down towards where they stand. He screams as he heads towards them.
Ichigo: ‘Old man!!!!!
Juha Bach: So he managed to escape the jailor, it was enough that he was delayed this long, there is nothing more that he can do now.
Ichigo crashes to the ground next to the rubble that used to be the captain commander. Juha Bach turns his back on Ichigo and begins to walk away with his underling
Juha Bach: Kurosaki Ichigo, you have failed to save the annihilation of soul society. Go back to the real world and live your human life. This is not a war for children!
Ichigo looks down at the blackened out smudges and lets out a tremendous scream of rage and grief.
Underling: (whilst still walking away) I didn’t realise his feelings were that deep for the captain commander.
Juha Bach: You forget that Yamamoto shared his reiatsu as well to return Kurasaki Ichigo’s powers, he probably felt the last moments of his life more keenly than anyone else ever will.
Suddenly the ground to the side of Ichigo erupts in a tower of flame.
Juha Bach/Ichigo: ?!!!
Juha Bach turns around to see the tower of flames slowly reduce in size and take the form of a vague wavering person (like a wavering shadow made up of flames)
Juha Bach: Indeed your strength is unmatched Ryujin Jaka. For the remnant of yourself that was left within him to appear by itself after his death…you truly are the strongest Zanpaktou in the whole of soul society.
Juha Bach slowly walks towards the flaming shadow.
Juha Bach: But why appear now? You do not have the strength to exact revenge if that is what you wish. Your fate has been sealed, you will burn away and turn into nothing.
The shadow of flames suddenly lets out a scream of its own, the flames spread out to either side of it the body suddenly turning into a wall of flames. Juha Bach jumps back putting some distance between him and the flames
Juha Bach: (could it still be thinking of talking me out…tenacious as its former master)
As Ichigo and Bach watch them, the flames rise up into the sky and then shoot down towards Ichigo. They strike him and ichigo screams out in pain as they completely engulf him.
Juha Bach: !!! Noooo!
Bach unleashes a massive arrow aimed straight at the flames, as it reaches close to Ichigo it suddenly explodes covering the whole area in blinding light.
As the light dissipates you can still hear Ichigo screaming in the background, Bach uncovers his eyes and looks towards Ichigo. In front of Ichigo you see a figure robed in a white cloak with a white cowl over their head. They’re holding out a shield in front of them which is still smoking from its centre where the arrow had struck. The shield is emblazoned with the logo of house Shihouin.
Juha Bach: Lady Shihouin, so you have chosen to side with them.
You see a close up of the figure in white and see the hair and eyes of Yoruichi looking out from under the cowl. She looks on at Juha for a moment and then drops a smoke bomb to the ground covering the area in thick smoke.
As it clears you see that both Yoruichi and Ichigo have disappeared.
Underling: Bach sama, I’ll-
Juha Bach: Forget it, the goddess of flash has played her hand well. Her cloak cuts of all her reiatsu and that smoke bomb hid the initial direction she set off in, we won’t catch her now.
Underling: hmph, it will not change anything, Kurasaki Ichigo has become incapacited and the captain commander no more-
You see a flash as behind Juha the underlings arm falls to the ground
Juha Bach: you fail to grasp the real situation.
Juha Bach: The remaining power of what was once Ryujin Jaka did not take form of its own accord, it was summoned by the cries of Kurosaki Ichigo.
Juha Bach: The weakness of Yamamoto that led him to return Kurosaki Ichigo’s powers caused a link to be created between them. Ryujin Jaka came out in answer to its own cries and has now merged with Kurosaki Ichigo.
Underling: then that would mean that Kurosaki now commands the power of the strongest flame type Zanpaktou.
Juha Bach: No, the majority of Ryujin Jaka’s energy had already been either sealed by me or dispersed. The question is how much power did it have left, whether Kurosaki will survive and if so how Ryujin Jaka will manifest within him.
Juha Bach: If we do see him again he may undoubtedly be more dangerous than the zero squad…
Scene Swithces to Yourichi
Yoruichi is flying with ichigo on her shoulder. He is unconcious and blackened as if he’s been seriously burnt. There are tears in Yoruichi’s eyes.
Yoruichi: Hang in there Ichigo, Hang In there!
Next Week 513: the last words of Genryusai Shikeguni Yamamoto.
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Posted 21 August 2014 - 07:26 PM
Was going to wait a while to add another halter but thought to hell with it.
Here is number 2.
There is no 513, (I got the numbers wrong) for all asking it continues on as normal, nothing has been missed.
Bleach 514: The Last words of Genryusai Shikeguni Yamamoto.
2 days prior to the attack on Soul Society.
A captains council is in place. All the captains are lined up apart from Unohona and Kurotsuchi.
Ukitake: All preparations are almost complete. The divisions have all been deployed across seraiti strategically. At present the Vice captains are staying together centrally and will deploy accordingly once the battle commences.
Hitsugaya: Captain Commander, should we not also make Kurosaki Ichigo aware of the impending battle, the report from the 12th division indicates that the enemy may be interested in him as well.
Yamamoto: No, this is not a battle that requires his assistance.
Ukitake: Captain Kurotsuchi believes that the enemies actions, in Kurosaki Ichigo’s case, were merely to scout him due to his connection with us otherwise there would have been a more substantial attack made against him.
Yamamoto: The enemy has been hiding like rats in the background. Their announcement of war means that their plans are complete. All that is left to do is meet them on the field of battle.
Shinji: Hey old man, don’t you think you should get your arm fixed if you want to join this fight?
Scene Switch to the Captain Commanders quarters
Ukitake and kyoaraku stand facing the captain commander
Ukitake: Captain Hirako did have a point Yamaji.
Kyoraku: If the enemy has been preparing all this time then declaring battle means they believe they can counter us effectively.
Ukitake: Both from the information that sasakibe passed on before his death
A look of sadness and pain crosses the captain commanders face at the mention of his previous vice captain
Ukitake: and from the information that has been provided by Kurosaki Ichigo it seems clear that the enemy has indeed managed to figure out a way to stop our bankai completely, though in Kurasaki Ichigo’s case it seems not to have worked.
Kyoraku: Yamaji, in such a situation don’t you think it would be best to have you completely healed and at full strength. With an enemy that can conceal themselves so quietly and attack us so easily…if they can even stop our bankai then we may need you.
Yamamoto: Do the both of you think that I do not already know all this?
The captain commanders voice is rough and low. He sighs and moves towards the balcony looking out on Seraitei.
Yamamoto: The monster has returned Kyoraku, and this time it will not so easily be turned away.
Kyoraku: ...!!! Him, now?!
Scene switch to the present moment
We see Ichigo lying unconscious on a floor. He is encircled by a complex looking diagram drawn on the floor. He seems to be in a dark rocky cavern. A little way away we see Yoruichi sitting on the floor, tears can still be seen clearly falling down her face.
Yoruichi: it is done, everything went according to plan.
We see a figure in the shadows of the cavern, indistinguishable because of the gloom.
Mysterious voice: Yes it seems so does it not, down to the very last detail. That man was more calculating than i ever gave him credit, indeed he never did anything without reason.
Yoruichi: Don't speak of him in such a tone!
Mysterious voice: You mistake me lady Shihouin, I have only praise for the man who planned so far ahead even past his own demise...though I do wonder
You see the feet of the mysterious man step out of the gloom walking towards ichigo.
Mysterious voice: Was he really being kind to this boy...or was he just another pawn in his plans for the future he wished for?!
You see the face of Ishida's father looking down at Ichigo, he has a smirk on his face and standing behind him you see the saddened face of Ishida Uryu.
Scene switch back to 2 days ago with the captain commander, Kyoraku and Ukitake.
Yamamoto: before the creation of the Gotei 13, half of soul society burned in the battle to defeat him. A monster worse than Aizen.
Kyoraku: But surely you defeated him before yamaji, and now with us-
Yamamoto: Kyoraku, Aizen chose to fight me on earth for a reason. He knew that I wouldn’t be able to release my bankai there, doing so would have destroyed the whole town as well as tearing the apart their ozone layer
Yamamoto: In an all out battle between us he would surely have lost, something he was very much aware of, which is why he never attempted to openly stand against me here...But to defeat this enemy I would have to be stronger…
Yamamoto:…Strong enough to let the whole of soul society burn, strong enough to let everyone turn to ash just to defeat him. I am no longer as strong as that anymore.
Ukitake: but if the enemy's that strong shouldn't you be as strong as possible yamaji?!
Yamamoto: If war has been declared than he has already prepared to face me and believes can defeat me. This is not a rash enemy to falsely believe such a thing.
Yamamoto: The reports on the attack on Kurosaki Ichigo and Sasakibe indicate that the enemy can either make our Bankai Vanish... Or steal them from us
Yamamoto: in the unlikely scenario that they can use our own Bankai's against us, restoring myself to my full power would be an act of foolishness when he has already planned on how to defeat me.
Ukitake:...he? Who is this enemy Yamaji, the captains need to know what he is capable of.
Yamamoto: Since the formation of the Gotei 13 there has been one unbreakable rule, one rule for which no explanation has ever been given or recorded anywhere , one which has been punishable only by death, one which both of you have in the past have considered foolish.
As he says this Yamaji turns around to face both of the captains. As he face them Kurotsuchi Mayuri steps out from behind the curtains that were hanging on either side of the balcony
Kurotsuchi: The one rule that in the history of the Gotei 13 has only ever been broke twice. The rule for a shinigami to never transfer or share his powers with another.
Yamamoto: Now let me tell you of the monster that is Juha Bach!!!
Next Time Bleach 515 - The Last Words 2: The Truth Reveals Itself
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Posted 22 August 2014 - 01:34 PM
The Last Words 2: The Truth Reveals Itself
Scene opens in the cave Ichigo is lying in. Ishida Ryuken is standing leaning against the cave wall next to Yoruichi who is still seated on the floor. He has a lit cigarette in his right hand and a pile of cigarette stubs on the floor next to him. Uryuu is kneeling next to Ichigo with a worried look across his face.
Uryuu: what do we do now?
Yoruichi: we wait. There are still too many variables, we need to see what happens next.
Uryuu: what happens next?!! The whole of soul society is rubble!!! What is there left to happen?!!
Ryuken: calm yourself down boy.
Uryuu Stands abruptly and storms towards his father. He slaps away the cigarette from his fathers face and grabs him by his jacket.
Uryuu: You train me like mad from the moment we return from Hueco Mundo and tell me nothing. You forbid me to say anything to my friends and yet tell me nothing! Soul Society comes crashing down around us and you STILL say nothing! My friend lies dying there and all you tell me is to calm down! Who the fuck do you think you are?!!
Ryuken: He's not dying
Uryuu has a surprised look on his face. Ryuken removes Uryuu's hands from him and lights up another cigarette. He begin starts walking slowly towards Ichigo leaving behind a trail of smoke. Uryuu stands in shock still staring at the wall.
Uryuu: what do you mean...he's not dying?
Ryuken: If he couldn't handle the power of Ryu-Jin Jaka then he would have turned to ash there and then, the fact that he is still here means he survived.
Uryuu:...Then why is he like that?! Why is he sealed in that circle?! Just what the hell is going on?!!
Yoruichi: Ryuken, I don't know why you've chosen to hide this from your son, but I think it's-
Ryuken: I know I know (sighs). I guess we have time to kill.
Ryuken turns around and looks towards his son, Uryuu has now turned around as well and is looking at his father in confusion. Uryuu drops his cigarette to the ground and tramples it with his boot.
Ryuken: To answer your first question, your friend is in the situation he is now because of you. When you disregarded my instructions not to meddle with the affairs of the shinigami and came to rescue Kuchiki rukia you set this all in motion.
Scene changes to the inner world of Ichigo
Ichigo is standing atop a skyscraper. The sky is blue and no one is around but him.
Ichigo: ( I'm back here, I've not been here since my powers returned... I wonder where old man Zangetsu is??)
The whole of the sky suddenly turns to roaring flame, as if it had all become a wall of fire destroying any sign of the blue that had been there before.
Booming Voice: you will not find Tensa Zangetsu here Kurosaki Ichigo, do not look for him, do not fear for him, fear for your soul which is now at stake!!!
Ichigo:!! Who is that? Where is old man Zengetsu? What have you done to him?!!
Booming Voice: He is safe, but he has no place here today nor shall his opinion be taken into account. Today you will show whether you are worthy of the gifts you have been given...or perish into nothingness!!!
Ichigo: Show my worthiness?! Gifts? What the hell are you talking about?!!
Booming Voice: Did you not think for a second that there would be a price to pay for the return of your powers!
Scene change back to the cave
Uryuu is looking at his father in complete shock.
Uryuu: I caused this?!!
Yoruichi: Ryuken this-
Ryuken: If he wishes to become a man then he needs to shoulder the responsibilities too.
Uryuu: what the hell are you talkin about?! How in hell could I have caused this by going to soul society.
Ryuken: You showed the Quincy how weak the shinigami had become.
Ryuken: when there is no fear, no need, during times of peace a societies military power naturally decreases, they stagnate. This is what has essentially been happening to soul society for over a thousand years.
Ryuken lights up another cigarette and takes a long drag.
Ryuken: The tediously slow growth of the Gotei 13 over the last thousand years can't even be noticed compared to the rest of the world. Surely you noticed this...how was it that you were able to defeat a captain, that Ichigo Kurosaki got as far as he did when you went after kuchiki Rukia yet when they fought Aizen any given one could have defeated you easily...do you think you could have defeated Kurotsuchi mayuri when you were in Hueco Mundo?
Ryuken: That drastic need, that immediate and impending threat developed their skills in such a short time. Even when you fought the captains none of them had a killing intent which shows the change peace has brought upon them. A thousand years ago you would have been mercilessly slain without even knowing who had cut you down. Such questions as who, what, why had no meaning back then.
Uryuu: but what has their decline got to do with us?!!
Ryuken: because no one had dared to challenge them until you came along!! You showed the world how weak they had actually become, no one was willing to risk annihilation before to even attempt it. Yes eventually this fight may have happened somewhere down the line but it was your actions that made it happen now and so fast.
Ryuken: the only reason it has taken this long for them to come out of the woodwork is most likely because they wanted to see what Aizen could accomplish. If he managed to destroy soul society and the zero squad he would have done their job for them.
Yoruichi: I think i should tell him the rest Ryuken, you need to focus on Ichigo.
Ryuken: hmph, sure if you want to school the boy.
Uryuu: why exactly have you been feeding him spiritual energy if he's not dying?
Yoruichi: to keep his energy up, he's going to have a tough time as it is.
Ryuken: and if he doesn't manage to overcome his trial, this seal will turn him to ash.
Yoruichi: listen Uryuu, you need to first know how all this started, how the Quincy were betrayed by the shinigami.
Scene change to 2 days ago back in the captain commanders chambers with Ukitake, kyoraku, Mayuri and the captain commander.
Mayuri: my experiments led me to certain revelations, at the request of the captain comander I halted them but had to be made privy as to why.
Yamamoto: Ever since it's creation all shinigami of the Gotei 13 have known the effect Quincy have on on the balance. They were to be monitored and were not to be allowed to actively seek and destroy hollows.
Ukitake: yes, until they decided to revolt and actively chose to oppose us-
Mayuri: leading to their annihilation.
Yamamoto: what has not been recorded is why after centuries of adhering to the rules they suddenly decided to revolt.
Scene change back to the cave.
Yoruichi: The Shinigami and the Quincy have a longer history than is recorded anywhere in the record books. Long before the Gotei 13 were formed the two were allies.
Yoruichi: yes, warriors tend to gravitate towards each other, whether to battle against each other or alongside each other. The shinigami and Quincy both fought hollows, the shinigami fought them seeing them as monsters against which they could test out their skills and develop the Quincy fought against them to protect the human world from their attacks, over time a camaraderie grew between them. They began to train together to hone and improve their skills and both groups prowess increased.
Ryuken: The next step eventually came when they began to share their powers to further enhance their skills. You've seen an example of this when Kuchiki Rukia shared her powers with Kurosaki Ichigo and when the Shinigami again shared their powers to allow Ichigo to regain his.
Yoruichi: Another example is how you tapped into Ichigo's power when you first met him to defeat the Menos that appeared in Karakura town.
Uryuu: but...how does this matter?!
Ryuk: The shinigami began to keep Quincy disciples. They shared power and began to train with them, the Quincy grew fast, some even awakened their own shinigami powers due to this process. The Shinigami in return got highly skilled and capable fighters to fight alongside them and due to a Quincies ability to break down spirit particles they excelled in healing which was a great asset on the battlefield.
Yoruichi: ...and then one day they almost destroyed world.
Scene change back to the Captain Commander 2 days ago.
Mayuri: The constant killing of the hollows by the Quincy eventually led to a turning point.
Kyoraku: I see, the world was almost destroyed.
Mayuri: Technically that is incorrect, the world could not have been simply destroyed by such actions.
Ukitake: what?! But-
Mayuri: what you know is incorrect, the truth is something that is not even recorded in the archives of the central 46 chambers. New souls are born all the time, old souls eventually vanish that is the nature of the universe. The imbalance caused by the destruction of hollows would not have destroyed the world...
Yamamoto: ...It would have caused all 3 worlds to merge together as one.
Next Time: Bleach 516
Bleach 516: The last words 3: The truth revealed.
Scene opens in the present in Ichigos cave
Ryuken is sitting in front of Ichigo cross legged, he is holding his hands out towards him. They have a faint glow around them. Uryuu is standing with his back to his father facing Yoruichi who is sitting, leaning against the cave wall.
Uryuu: They almost destroyed the world??
Yoruichi: The fall of the Quincy arose due to two main events.
Ryuken: The first was the balance.
Ryuken: You’ve been told that Quincy destroying hollows could upset the balance and irreparably destroy the world…that is a lie.
Ryuken: The truth is that the imbalance of the souls in the world would have caused all the worlds to merge into one...Can you imagine, Soul Society, Hueco Mundo and the physical world trying to cohabit together?
Ryuken: Yamamoto, who at the time due to his strength and power was the unofficial leader of the shinigami received his first missive from the soul king.
Uryuu: the soul king?
Ryuken: Yes, the order was not to allow for the worlds to merge under any circumstances.
Uryuu:...so the Quincy were no longer allowed to fight...so that is why they revolted.
Scene change back to the captain commanders quarters 2 days ago.
Yamamoto: No, if only things had been so simple.
Mayuri: Yes the Quincy could no longer kill hollows, but this did not mean they had no place on the battlefield anymore. They were still skilled companions who could be trained with, exceptional medics whose skills were greatly needed out on the field and could always provide support to the shinigami in battle without having to strike the killing blow. No, though it required a drastic change from the norm and for the Quincy to take on a supporting role but this was not a reason for the eventual revolt that happened.
Ukitake:...I thought that could not be the case since the timelines did not match, the battle with the Quincy happened a lot closer to our time...
Kyoraku:...but yamaji if that was not what created the conflict then what was?
Yamamoto takes a deep sigh and drops his head as if in shame.
Yamamoto: ...it was our arrogance.
Scene change back to the present in the cave.
Yoruichi: The Shinigami never thought to consider the strain that sharing powers with humans would have on them.
Yoruichi: Our powers come from within us but they have their own presence, in a way they have their very own existence and consciousness and are very much individual as they are a part of our spiritual energy.
Ryuken: When they transferred their powers over to the Quincy they also transferred over some of that presence.
Uryuu looks at Yoruichi with a very confused look, Yoruichi sighs
Yoruichi: Try to imagine how it is Uryuu, our Zanpaktou are a part of us but they still don't give us an easy ride, we have to show, to prove that we're worthy to wield them. Now imagine a part of that, a conscious, proud part that is being trapped in something else, something completely alien to them that they have no consideration for.
Yoruichi: and then try to imagine more than one presence being trapped in one person.
Ryuken: It was something akin to schizophrenia but a lot more real with a lot more real and serious consequences.
Uryuu: But Ichigo...he's never mentioned anything like this happening to him.
Yoruichi: Kuchiki Rukia's powers weren't developed enough at the time for much of the presence to transfer through when she transferred her reitsu to him. He also never had them long enough to find out what might have happend as Byakuya removed them on his first encounter with Ichigo.
Uryuu: ...but now-
Yoruichi: the technique Kisuke devised to return Ichigo's powers removed the presence from the reitsu for the most part, though it was'nt foolproof the affect they have on him should have been much less...anyway by the time it became apparent what was happening and why, the number of shingami any given disciple might have shared powers with could easily have topped 100.
Ryuken:...It drove them mad. Imagine extremely powerful and deranged Quincy loose all over the world.
Uryuu: so they had to be killed for the sake of peace
Ryuken:...No, not just that...
Scene change back to the captain Commander
Yamamoto: Every single Quincy that had shared powers, no matter if just once, every single disciple however strong or weak, every single one of them was cut down.
Mayuri: Every single one...but one!
Mayuri: the disciple of Genryusai Shikeguni Yamamoto, Juha Bach was left alive.
Yamamoto: 1000 years ago I met him on the field of battle and defeated him...but I was not strong enough to land the killing blow on him, I could not, would not, and so he still lives today.
Ukitake: Juha Bach? Just who is he??
Yamamoto: A man of royal lineage, destined to be the next king of the Quincy, a man of unique skill and power chosen to be the sole disciple of the leader of the shinigami, a man born once in generation...that was my disciple, that was Juha Bach!
Scene change back to the cave in the present:
Ryuken: the victors write the history, the strong rule the weak. The shinigami made their choice...and I cannot say they chose wrong.
Uryuu: But they massacred hundreds of-
Ryuken: They were wild animals!!!
Ryuken: the only mistake they made was to let HIM live and now he's come back to exact revenge.
Ryuken: a light that sunk so low that now it only spreads the darkness. Juha Bach...
A man suddenly appears on the other side of Ichigo, he pulls back the cowl of his cloak revealing a battered hat.
Kisuke: he's your uncle in point of fact.
Uryuu: Urahara-wait? What?!
Kisuke: well, add in a few greats for the sake of accuracy and you get the idea.
Uryuu: my uncle?!!
Ryuken: (sighs) you always know how to spoil a good story don't you Kisuke.
Kisuke: aha sorry,
Ryuken: fine then, you finish off the story, I was getting tired of it anyway.
Urahara walks over to Yoruichi and puts a hand to her shoulder as if consoling her.
Urahara: You are the last in the line of the Quincy royalty dating back to over 2000 years.
Kisuke: yes, and Juha Bach, your...ancestor, was the man destined To be the next king a thousand years back.
Kisuke: The massacre of the Quincy is what led to the tipping point. Only the brightest, the strongest, the leaders and members of the royal family were chosen to become disciples of the Shinigami. Without them the remaining Quincies, no not just them but everything fell into disarray. In an attempt to bring that disarray to an end the Gotei 13 were created.
Kisuke: By decree of the soul king the thirteen squadrons were formed. Their job was to maintain the balance and supervise and manage the passing of souls. Yamamoto allowed the Quincy to manage and police themselves, the only rule laid down to them, to never fight again.
Kisuke: for a while this seemed to work, many Quincy built normal lives and disappeared into the world, but some could not let go of the past. Eventually that resentment built to a boiling point and you know the end result.
Uryuu: the Quincy began to kill hollows and the shinigami were forced to kill them all.
Ryuken: Bach was the only man a thousand years ago that did not become insane... though he may have lost his sanity. How he managed it we don't know.
Kisuke: whether through power, dominance or sheer will, from what we do know he was certainly capable, but, the process did not leave him unchanged.
Ryuken: He wished to let the worlds collide and become one. He felt it was better for us all to become one and the shinigami and Quincy to rule and govern them.
Kisuke: for that reason he stood against the captain commander a thousand years ago, to decide the fates of the worlds.
Yoruichi: and now he has come back to fulfil his ambitions.
The cave suddenly shakes as a tremendous amount of reitsu is released. Ichigo's back arches up off of the floor and a loud roar of a scream fills the cave.
Kisuke: I guess its about that time, at least we've managed to give him a fighting chance.
Uryuu: a fighting chance??
Ryuken: to bring them under control, to make them a part of his own reitsu and Zanpaktou.
Kisuke: unfortunately not all our plans went as expected. Ryu-Jin Jaka joined with Ichigo directly without any filter...
Yoruichi: and the strongest Zanpaktou for the last 2000 years is not one to be trifled with.
Scene change back to the captain commander.
Ukitake:...once again we seem to be dragging him into our conflicts, how pitiful.
Yamamoto: No, he chose the path of being a protector when he could have walked away. Since it is the physical world that would suffer the most it is fitting that its protector also be human.
Kyoraku: i don't think he would want it any different, don't you think Ukitake.
Yamamoto: If you have the resolve to protect you must have the resolve to endure and he will have to endure much. I have not left him alone in this... if he survives there are those that will rally around behind him and you must too.
Yamamoto: He will need your guidance and your support if he is to defeat Bach and his army.
Kyoraku: Yamaji, you sound as if you've already buried yourself.
Yamamoto turns his back to all 3 captains, he walks out onto the balcony once more as the bright light glares onto his face. He places his hands on the stone rail and looks out.
Yamamoto:...If he comes he will come directly for me, if he comes he will have prepared for everything, if he comes I will die...and if i die, the whole of soul society will be turned to rubble.
Yamamoto: But this must not stop you, this must not slow you down, not a tear must be shed, not a step back must be taken. Bones can be mended, stone can be rebuilt, do not think on yesterday but stand tall and true, for the peace of tomorrow will rest with you!!
Next Week: Bleach 517 - Ichigo vs Ryujin Jaka
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Posted 23 August 2014 - 05:16 AM
Here's one more - thought i'd add in the first fight. Any critiques appreciated ;-)
Bleach 517: Ichigo vs Ryujin Jaka
Scene opens on the inner world of Ichigo. Ichigo stands looking out into the sky of flames. His look is serious and sombre.
Ichigo:…If you mean protecting my friends-
Ryujin jaka: Protecting your friends is a DUTY not a cost, and I’m sure you well know that it is not that to which I refer.
Ichigo: I thought so (sighs) so what exactly do you refer to…and who are you?!
A piece of the flaming sky suddenly splits from the rest moving towards the ground in front of Ichigo. It forms into the semblance of a burning man. Every now and again the flames seem to give off the appearance of Samurai clad warrior.
Rujin Jaka: Do you not feel me Kursaki Ichigo? Does not my reitsu itself declare who I am to you?!
Ichigo: …You’re his Shikai aren’t you?
Ryujin Jaka: I am
Ichigo’s eyes take on a withdrawn saddened look remembering the death of Yamamoto.
Ichigo: …why am I here? I should be out there, fighting them.
Ryujin Jaka: Avenging them you mean.
Ichigo’s voice is quiet, hard and bitter as he replies
Ryujin Jaka: The man who led the Gotei 13 for over a thousand years. The man that commanded the strength of the strongest flame type Zanpaktou in the whole of soul society. The man who had had never lost in battle until the day of his death.
Ryujin Jaka: …That man fell not long ago Kurosaki Ichigo, do you believe you are ready to stand where that man fell?
Ichigo:…It doesn’t matter if I can or not, or if I fall or not. Nothing else matters apart from the fact that I can’t just stand here and do nothing!!!
The last few words leave Ichigo’s mouth in a shout loud and angry. Suddenly the ground behind him and on either side of him erupts in flames. Ichigo tries to jump out and away from them but Rujin Jaka draws out what seems to be a sword of flames and points it directly at Ichigo’s chest forcing him to stay in place.
Ryujin Jaka: Always the child.
Ryujin Jaka: this has been your one great failing, rushing into situations without thinking.
Ryujin Jaka: Always thinking you have to take action, always thinking that the weight of the world rests on your shoulders alone. To think I would have to face such childish notions once again.
Ryujin Jaka: Kurosaki Ichigo! Out of respect for the last wishes of the only man ever to truly wield me I offer you this chance!
Ichigo: chance? Chance for what?
Ryujin Jaka: a chance to learn what I have to teach, to let my powers merge with yours.
Ryujin Jaka: but beware, you shall be tested, and there shall be no leniancy, there shall be no mercy! You will either show you are deserving and stand against the destructive tides or be found lacking and suffer horribly before you die!
Scene change to a room somewhere in soul society
All the captains are stood together apart from Byakuya, kenpachi, Mayuri and Unohona.
Kyoraku: it seems we were unable to change anything, everything went just as the captain commander predicted.
Ukitake: but to think, that Byakuya and Kenpachi would suffer such serious injury...
Kyoraku: we knew very little about the enemy and their capabilities, we should be grateful that we came out as we did.
Shinji: tch, to think you old guys had already prepared for all this-
Hitsugaya: You never expected us to be able to defend soul society, you let the captain walk out to his death!!
Kyoraku: Hitsugaya san, do you think you could have stopped the captain commander?
Ukitake: These were the last instructions of the captain commander and we now have to move forward.
Shinji: And what exactly does moving forward mean?
Mayuri suddenly appears amongst them
Mayuri: It means we now prepare for the counterattack.
Scene change back to Ichigo
Ichigo: You know my decision without asking, there's no way I could stand doing nothing when there's a chance I could protect my friends.
Ryujin Jaka: Yes...but the choice had to be given, the decision made. Now...PREPARE!!!
As Ryujin Jaka shouts out the last word he spreads his arms out wide. The sky of flames that was surrounding them suddenly disappears. Ichigo scans the sky confused.
Ichigo: so now what, do I have to fight you to prove that I am worthy?
Ryujin Jaka: fight me?! You are 1000 years too early to stand against me Kurosaki Ichigo!
Ryujin Jaka: I shall be testing your endurance!
Ichigo:...endurance?... And if I take too long...?
Ryujin Jaka: then you will be burnt alive until there is nothing left!
Ryujin Jaka: Understand this Kurosaki Ichigo, this will not be your body that is burning away but your spirit! It can last much longer against my flames but that also means that your pain and suffering will also be that much greater!!
Ichigo: Pain holds no sway when faced with despair...(sighs) I accept! So what is this test?
Ryujijn Jaka holds his arms out wide to either side. The sky behind him suddenly begins to fill with countless figures appearing. A close up of some shows them to be shikai of some the captains and vice captains.
Rujin Jaka: I shared some of my power with them to allow them to take form. they also desire to test you to see if you are worthy.
Ichigo: !!! I don't sense...
Ryujin Jaka: they are not like me Kurosaki Ichigo, my power has given them some semblance of awareness but it is like that of a dream once awake, flitting and disappearing slowly even as we speak, they are like...memories of themselves, here just long enough for this test before they merge themselves back with your reiatsu.
Ryujin Jaka's form slowly begins to dissolve, turning into formless flames in the air. The flames that were surrounding Ichigo slowly lose shape as well drifting and merging into Ryujin Jaka.
Ryujin Jaka: are you ready Kurosaki Ichigo?!
Ichigo: I'm ready.
The flames shoot towards Ichigo and strike him in the chest. ichigo staggers back as the flames surround his body and slowly merge into him until they completely disappear within.
Ryujin Jaka: Then let us begin!!
The motionless forms standing in the sky suddenly shoot down towards Ichigo.
Scene Changes back to the captains
The captains apart from Ukitake and Kyoraku look towards Kurotsuchi Mayuri in surprise.
Soifon: We were totally defeated!! How will we be able to counterattack in our current situation?!
Mayuri laughs and clicks his finger nails together as he moves through the captains. He ends up standing between Kyoraku and Ukitake.
Mayuri: You weren't defeated, you were used as guinea pigs (small laugh).
Mayuri: We were aware that the enemies ability may simply be more than just sealing our Bankai. (laughs) No, In fact our hope was that it was more than just sealing and that turns out to be the case, they were stolen.
Soifon: you wanted this to happen?!
Mayuri: (chuckling) such passion from a captain that actually hates her Bankai, yes we did want it to happen, and we wanted it to happen to you!
Kyoraku: Mayuri San, is this anyway to do a debriefing.
Ukitake: Please keep this civil.
Mayuri : tch fine. We knew that the enemy would come prepared. If it was possible then we would try to defeat them but this seemed unlikely knowing who we were about to face. Our main aim once they came was to whether the storm of the first onslaught and try to gather as much intel as possible. To this end we chose our course of action.
Mayuri: You three captains were placed and chosen where we were sure the enemy would attack. The hope was for you to lose your bankais first.
Mayuri: there were 2 reasons for this. Firstly it was due to the nature of your particular Bankai.
Mayuri: as strong as they are we have the abilities to counter and fight against them. Hitsugaya's Bankai as strong as it is, is still the youngest and it's power is limited by time. Komamura and Soi Fons as powerful as they are are slow and easy to avoid and counter. Kuchiki Byakuya was an unexpected victim of this when he decided to release his at the same time as yours.
Kyoraku: Mayuri san, such a disrespectful way to address Captains and their Bankai. Must you be asked again to keep this civil?
Mayuri : tch (pointedly ignores him) We had hoped to find out the nature of the enemies ability before there were other casualties.
Shinji: (sighs) fine ok, you've explained that well enough, as much as I dislike it, so what was the second reason?
Mayuri: To track them back to their base once they had finished. I set up a separate lab specifically attuned to the reiatsu of the stolen Bankai, I know exactly where the Stolen Bankai are at this very moment....though considering what we saw when they attacked there was no need to go to such trouble
Ukitake: Where are they Kurotsuchi Mayuri san?
Mayuri: Surely you didn't overlook the people we were fighting against? (laughs). They are precisely where they are getting all their soldiers from to fight this war, deep in the bowels of Hueco Mundo!
Scene change back to Ichigo
Ichigo is dodging left and right doing everything to avoid all the foes attacking him. He is barely managing to get away unscathed.
Ichigo: (I've barely been managing to dodge their attacks all this time, how am I supposed to defeat them when I don't even have a sword?!)
The voice of Rujin Jaka echoes inside of Ichigo
Ryujin Jaka: Will battle conditions always be favourable to you? Will all the opponents you face be weaker or disadvantaged?! You will not defeat Juha Bach with such poor resolve!
Ichigo: I know!!!
Ichigo dodges back avoiding a sword slice aimed for his neck. He suddenly begins to look around whilst he's dodging as if he's searching for something. Suddenly he stops in his tracks and dashes forward heading for a specific figure, he clothes-lines the figure before they have a chance to react and stomps them into the ground, he grabs the figures sword out of his hands and we see that it is vice captain Kira's sword.
Ryujin Jaka: Good, you did not recklessly attack your enemy, you searched and went for a weak link. You are learning.
The sword in Ichigo's hand suddenly changes reforming into Ichigo's own sword.
Ichigo: (now I have a weapon)
He raises it just in time to block a sword aimed at his head.
Ichigo: Now it's my turn to attack!
Ichigo hears a voice from behind
Voice: Go Senbunzakara
The thousand blades of sebunzakara strike at Ichigo from behind engulfing him completely!!
Next week bleach 518: Resolve
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Scene opens on the inner world of Ichigo. The thousand blades of Senbunzakara have obscured Ichigo from view. A Samurai clad warrior stands a few feet away with his hand held out. Ichigo appears behind him unharmed. He slashes down diagonally at the figure in front of him cutting him in half. The figure wavers and then disappears as do the thousand blades.
Ryujin Jaka: Good, you are thinking ahead. You were aware of their abilities and even though no indication had been given that they had retained them you prepared for that situation should it arise and looked out for it. This is how a true warrior fights Ichigo!
Ichigo: …(do you have to tell me the obvious!)
Ryujin Jaka: Now, This is where the real test will start Ichigo, remember what I said! No leniency, no mercy!
Ichigo suddenly cries out in pain and falls onto the roof of the skyscraper. He crashes to his knees in pain. His hands push down on the ground to stop him from collapsing completely, sweat pouring off of him.
Ichigo: (this is only the start?!...How could the old man…and this is only his Shikai?!)
Ryujin Jaka: No Kurosaki Ichigo you are mistaken, I am merely only a PART of his Shikai not all of it, my power is not at full and even then I am still holding most of it back.
Ryujin Jaka: Is this all there was to your resolve Kurosaki Ichigo? Is this how you planned to save the world, by faltering at the first hurdle?
Ichigo: Shut…(pants heavily) up.
Ryujin Jaka: Mere words cannot be resolve Kurosaki Ichigo!! You have to believe what you say!! Remember how it felt, remember that time without power, that helplessness, remember that inability to do anything!!
Ichigo grunts with pain as he pushes himself back up slowly. As he rises up half way, a large spiked metal ball on a chain slams into his side and sends him flying. He crashes to a stop a hundred feet away and slowly starts to push himself up again.
Ryujin Jaka: Remember your words to me Kuroski Ichigo! Feel the truth that lies deep in those words!!
Ichigo rises, standing on his feet once more, he raises his sword slowly up just in time to lock swords with an oncoming blow.
Ryujin Jaka: Pain holds no sway when faced with despair!!!
Scene change to the cave
Ichigo is still lying in the circle letting off waves of reiatsu, his body sweating profusely. Ryuken and Urahara sit close by against a wall of the cave leaning against each other. They look very fatigued and are sweating themselves.
Uryuu is standing next to seated Yoruichi, he has an extremely worried look on his face.
Uryuu: He’s been like that for hours now, how long is this supposed to take?!
Yoruichi: it will take as long it takes. But, the longer he stays like this, the lower the chances of him surviving.
Kisuke: Whatever Ryujin Jaka is putting him through in there, one thing is clear, the longer it lasts the weaker he will become making it harder for him to accomplish his task.
Uryuu: Can’t you help him anymore?!! You’ve been sat there ages, surely you’re reiatsu must have recovered a little by now?!
Kisuke: That’s not it. Though It will take some time for our reiatsu to recover enough to be able to help him. However even if it were to return right now it would be too late.
Kisuke: That reiatsu you see surrounding Ichigos body is not his own, that is the reiatsu of Ryujin Jaka.
Ryuken: it has slowly been increasing over the last few hours and growing in intensity, now it is soo strong that any reiatsu we try to pour into his body gets burned up by it.
Kisuke: That’s about as much as we can do now from here, it’s all up to Ichigo san to pull through this by his own will.
Yoruichi: do not worry Uryuu, I believe in Ichigo, he’ll pull through this…
Scene change back to Ichigo’s Inner world
Ichigo Stands on top of the skyscraper. He looks completely different from before. Cuts and gashes scar his body all over, his clothes are in tatters. You can see trails of smoke coming off from his hair. His right hand holds his sword low, pointed almost to the ground, his hand is completely charred black all the way up to the forearm. You can see thin lines of red tracing through it. The left side if his neck, his left shoulder, the left side of his forehead, all are charred black.
He's breathing heavily, though he's not panting. His face is completely serious and still.
Suddenly a sword protrudes out from beneath his left shoulder right through the charred area. You see bits of the char break off and crumble disintegrating into the air.
Ichigo remains still as he raises his left arm and grabs the protruding sword blade with his left hand. His right arm swings backwards slicing the figure that was standing behind him.
The figure fades away as does the sword that was protruding through his body.
Ryujin Jaka: So you've learnt to control the pain. Now it cannot cause you to react rashly or make you falter back.
Ryujin Jaka: However, dominion over pain does not mean you should wilfully take injury Kurosaki Ichigo-
Ichigo: it wasn't aimed for a vital spot...
Ryujin Jaka: ...so now you can speak as well. Those are the firsts words you have spoken in a long while, it seems you have truly gained complete mastery over your pain. So you chose to allow that attack to land in order to guarantee a successful strike on your opponent, superb.
Ryujin Jaka: but... What about those that remain. There are still many and your body will not last much longer? I shall be releasing myself completely soon Ichigo and you will only be able to withstand that for a few moments before your body crumbles away. You have very little time left and the opponents remaining are the strongest, their attacks are co-ordinated with each other and you have barely been able to scratch a few of them.
You see up in the sky six figures watching down on Ichigo. They slowly move down and land on the skyscraper encircling Ichigo in their centre.
Ichigo: ...are you telling me that I cannot do this?!
Ryujin Jaka: I am asking you to show your resolve Kurosaki Ichigo!! Show us that you are worthy of the trust the Captains have placed in you, that you are worthy of the faith your friends have in you.
Ryujin Jaka: the fight has come to its end. They do not have much time left themselves. They have come down for the final showdown Kurosaki Ichigo, it is time.
Suddenly a huge wave of Reiatsu releases from Ichigo as Ryujin Jaka releases himself completely , it is so strong that it pushes his foes back a few steps as well. Ichigo goes down on one knee and grimaces, but no sound escapes from his lips. You can see the black char on his left shoulder begin spreading over his body quickly.
His enemies attack all at once. The two directly in front and behind him jump forward high in the air aiming to cut him down with strikes from above. The other four, two on either side of him, rush towards him on the ground.
The two, one either side that are rushing towards him slightly from behind raise there swords aiming to attack his back. The other two rushing towards him aim to attack his front.
Ichigo grunts whilst still on one knee but doesn't look up, he raises his sword and places the blade across his left hand.
As his foes reach him almost simultaneously he breaks his sword in half. The blades from the front and behind are mere inches away from him as he jumps into the air, he slams his two blades into the beads of the two foes that jumped and had been coming down towards him from above. Beneath him all four swords strike each other , he lands on their centre locking them into place and slams his blades into an enemy on either side.
The two remaining immediately let go of their swords and jump back away from Ichigo out of his reach.
Ichigo pants heavily gasping for air as his body is slowly turning to black.
Ryujin Jaka: ...such resolve...even at the end. Splendid.
Ryujin jaka: You used their power and speed against them, had they been lesser foes they may even have cut each other down in the process.
Ichigo: even so...it didn't work after all...I guess this was all I was capable of...
In front of him the two enemies suddenly shimmer and fade away, their swords also disappearing beneath his feet.
Ryujin Jaka: You are correct Kurosaki Ichigo, this WAS all you were capable of
Ichigo: Where have they gone? Am I not even worth finishing off?
Ryujin Jaka: you forced them to relinquish their swords Ichigo, in this battle, they have been defeated.
Ichigo: ...I see...but even so...
Ichigo is cut off as his whole body turns to black, looking like a burnt out statue made of wood.
Scene change to the cave
Everyone is sat against the walls of the cave. Uryuu is still watching Ichigo looking extremely worried.
Uryuu: He's looking in really bad shape, how much longer can take this?
Kisuke: Not long...his body reached its limit a while back, I would say its just about to give up.
Ryuken: I really thought the old man had planned this out all out...as daunting as this task was I expected him to succeed.
Kisuke: Ichigo san has always had that effect on people. His eyes always held a determination that struck right through to the heart.
Uryuu looks down at Yoruichi sitting next to him. Silent tears can be seen going down her face. He kneels down and puts a hand on her shoulder, he looks over to Kisuke and Ryuken.
Uryuu: you're already speaking as if he's gone...
Urahara Kisuke stands up slowly, holding himself stiffly. He looks at Ichigo for a brief moment.
Kisuke: (sighs) I guess it's time to go inform the captains, we'll need to plan how to proceed without Ichigo.
Voice: that will no longer be necessary, your time to act has passed!
A figure appears behind Kisuke, he is dressed in a long white cloak, his face covered by a white mask of intricate design. He walks past Urhahara and towards Ichigo.
Kisuke: so you have finally arrived.
Stranger: we have been here for a while, watching, seeing what you would do next. It is time for you to stand down, we will take it from here.
Kisuke: what is the kings decision?
The figure pulls out his sword. It is long and black, with small curved spike protruding from the tip of its point.
Stranger: the enemy shall be taken care of, but before that
He moves closer to Ichigo standing directly by his side
Stranger: it has been decided that this child is an anomaly that must be removed.
The stranger holds his sword out over Ichigo, point down. He holds it with both hands. He strikes down at Ichigo's chest.
Stranger: what...is this?!
You see him looking down at Ichigo, the tip of his blade has pierced ichigo's chest but just the tip.
A huge amount of reiatsu suddenly explodes out of Ichigo, the cave is filled thick with dust and debri flying around. The stranger is thrown against the wall and crashes to the ground.
As the dust clears you see Ichigo standing up. He has a hard look in his eye as he looks around the cave. The stranger stands up roughly.
Stranger: I see. That circle wasn't aimed at hiding his reiatsu or blocking it off, you were hiding what had been done to him!!
Urahara: the king needs to understand this was the only way, even you may not be enough to hold back the current onslaught.
Ryuken: Tell him this was the last act of Genryusai Shikeguni Yamamoto.
The stranger looks at both of them for a moment and then disappears. Yoruichi looks over at Ichigo, tears in he eyes, her voice filled with emotion.
Ichigo looks at her for a moment, his face emotionless. He turns his head and focuses his gaze on Urahara.
Ichigo: I need to speak to Aizen.
Next week: The Zero Squad.
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Bleach 519: the Zero squad.
Scene opens in a random hall somewhere. All the captains are there apart from Kuchiki Byakuya and Unohona. They stand in two lines facing each other as they normally do in captains meetings. Kyoraku and Ukitake both stand at one end looking down the line.
Zaraki Kenpachi is there also looking absolutely normal and unhurt.
Shinji: so it seems most of the captains have been able to make it to the meeting this time.
Kurotsuchi: [looking at kenpachi] don't you think you should be resting, kukuku, we wouldn't want you to get hurt again.
Zaraki: hmph, if you want to test my recovery then I can cut you down right here
Ukitake: There is no need for that Zaraki san, that you defeated soo many opponents is more than any of us captains can say.
Kyoraku: aye, Zaraki san, there is no shame in losing to a strong opponent.
Zaraki: shut your yapping! You two are worse than the old man was. He wasn't strong...it was my own fault for trying to warm up first.
Kurotsuchi: ...indeed, well if the monster has stopped growling I'll report on our progress.
Kurotsuchi: since we lost touch with Urahara Kisuke I could not use the gargantua he has already set up to get into Hueco Mundo. However I've been able to re-establish connections to the old one's we used when fighting with Aizen.
Ukitake: How far is the progress on the garganta?
Kurotsuchi: Since I was seeing to it personally the work is already complete, all captains can pass through it now at full strength.
Shinji: I guess that using the foundations of the garganta created by Kisuke didn't help speed things up.
Kyoraku: Ukitake, has there been any word from central 46 yet, what are the higher ups planning?
Ukitake: no, those that managed to survive have hidden deep in the underground chambers. No one has surfaced yet or even sent out a message.
Ukitake: ...I see, in that case I guess we'll have to take care of this on our own.
Suddenly at one end of the room a big massive screen door appears [like the ones the captains use to travel from the real world]. The doors open revealing 6 figures inside. They are wearing long white cloaks and have on white masks that have a different design engraved on each of them.
On the other side of the room a lone figure appears. He is dressed exactly as the other 6 and his mask shows him to be the same person that tried to kill Ichigo. The lone stranger moves forward stopping as he reaches close to Kyorkau and Ukitake, they both shift to either side of him to get a better look. It now looks as if they've joined the ranks of the captains and the stranger is leading them. He looks towards Kyoraku.
Wairudo: I am captain Wairudo of the Zero squad. Wairudo Kenpachi.
Wairudo: and I'm afraid that you will not be taking care of anything from here on in. You have all been placed under confinement whilst we take care of the situation.
Ukitake: why have we not heard from-
Wairudo: there was no need for any prior contact. I was sent to survey the situation once soul society was destroyed. What you have been unable to do...and what you have done has been made very much clear.
Ukitake: what do-
Wairudo: The only reason you captains...are being treated so kindly are because you were unaware of the true consequences of your actions and that you were following the commands of Shikeguni Yamamoto...
Wairudo looks down the line at all of the captains
Wairudo: though it does seem that you have been briefed since.
Kyoraku:…Kurosaki Ichigo is-
Wairudo: -an anomaly that must be removed!!
Wairudo: Here are your instructions from the soul king. You are to stand down and take no further military action until further notice. Round up all of your subordinates that you can and head out to the outer Rukongai areas. We will take care of the Quincy and Kurosaki Ichigo.
Ukitake: Captain Wairudo, I believe our assistance will be necessary to take care of these Quincy.
Wairudo: If you fail to follow these instructions then you shall be forcefully detained…or executed.
Wairudo: What is the decision of the Captains?
A huge almighty explosion is suddenly seen and heard out of the window behind Wairudo. A big mushroom cloud of smoke and debris can be seen rising over a hundred feet into the air some distance away. The building itself shakes from the energy of the explosion.
Everyone turn to look at it in surprise.
Ukitake: That came from the first squad barracks!!!
Wairudo: That reiatsu…what is he upto?!!
Shinji: Ichigo is not really one to take or follow orders. Once he makes a decision he’s as stubborn as a mule.
One of the figures from the other side of the room flash steps in front of Wairudo.
Wairudo: I have received no word back from the king to my updates, has a message been sent with you?
Shizen: No sir!
Wairudo: Then our original orders stand. Take care of that boy before he goes completely mad, I do not wish to have another Juha Bach on my hands.
Shizen: Yes Sir!
Wairudo: and Shizen, that childs name is….Kurosaki Ichigo.
Shizen’s body goes rigid. He stands there a few more moments before disappearing.
Wairudo: The rest you have your instructions, head out.
The other 5 figures standing across the room disappear one by one. Wairudo turns his backs to the captains and begins to walk away from them.
Wairudo: Remember, taking action in any way other than what you have been instructed will not be tolerated.
Zaraki: Wait! Did you say you were a Kenpachi?
Wairudo keeps walking and answers without turning around.
Wairudo: No, I said I AM Kenpachi.
Wairudo disappears leaving the captains alone.
Scene change to the underground prison beneath the first division barracks.
Ichigo stands before a large cell embedded into the stone wall.
Ichigo looks tiny standing before it, the steel bars go 50 feet high before reaching the ceiling. Right in front of Ichigo the steel bars have been bent back and mangled leaving a circular hole.
Directly through it, in the centre of the cell you can see a chair bolted to the stone floor.
Ichigo walks through the hole into the cell. He looks left and right as if searching for something.
Ichigo: it seems you've forgotten that I've met swords with you, you can't hide from me anymore.
A wave of reiatsu spreads out from Ichigo in a circle, as it reaches the chair the space around the chair shimmers and Aizen appears into view. He is wrapped up and bound in black wrappings.
Aizen: hah, what a claim to make whilst I am in this state Kurosaki Ichigo.
Ichigo: it seems they didn't completely seal off all your reitsu-
Aizen: couldn't. It is impossible for them to completely seal it off given my current condition, though it seems I only have enough to amuse myself with parlour tricks.
Ichigo: you know why I'm here.
Aizen looks at Ichigo appraisingly
Aizen: I sense a change in you Kurosaki Ichigo, you've grown somehow, your eyes...they almost remind me of...
Ichigo's eyes take on a harder look, the room begins to shake .
Aizen: Aah I see, I thought I sensed something of that nature happening out there...what makes you think I would willingly assist you Kurosaki Ichigo?
Ichigo: I will not release you if that's what you are hoping for, you are still too dangerous, even without your Zanpaktou.
Aizen: If I had merely wished for freedom then I would have accepted the offer made by Juha Bach.
Ichigo:... You had the choice to escape and you refused? Why would you do that?
Aizen: Because there are many types of freedom Kurosaki Ichigo...
Aizen: and not all cages are as....obvious as this one.
Ichigo: Tell me of your relationship with Juha Bach!
Aizen dons a mocking look on his face as he speaks next
Ichigo: They have been hiding out in Hueco Mundo for centuries! You can't tell me in all your travels of Hueco Mundo, your searches for Vasto lordes, that in all the time you spent there that you never crossed paths or realised that they were there!!
Aizen: indeed. Your eyes certainly have grown sharper. Our relationship is merely the mutual respect that two peers have. Though we have both been aware of each other we have chosen not to interact.
Aizen: Because our goals our vastly different.
Ichigo: different?! How?!!
Aizen once more shows his mocking smile.
Aizen: i shall tell you if you manage to survive Kurosaki Ichigo.
A sword appears out of the centre of Ichigo's chest.
Aizen: you really have grown impressively Kurosaki Ichigo.
Ichigo's image quckly fades. Behind it you see Shizen, bent forward with his sword still pointed out in the same stabbing position. Behind him you see Ichigo standing sideways looking at him.
Aizen: I would hazard to guess that your flash steps have even surpassed Kuchiki Byakuya. Have you been receiving lessons from Shihouin Yoruichi?
Ichigo ignores Aizen and turns so he is facing Shizen, you see his hand resting on his sword but he still hasn't pulled it out.
Ichigo: So these are the tactics of the Zero squad are they, to stab people in the back.
Shizen straightens up slowly and turns around to face Ichigo. His voice is controlled but the resentment rolls off of it.
Shizen: to think that I would hear a Kurosaki lecture me about stabbing In the back.
Ichigo: A Kurosaki?...I see, so you knew my father.
Ichigo: I always wondered why my surname wasn't recognised in soul society. I guess he also came from the kings realm then and was a part of the Zero squad.
Shizen is quiet for a moment then slowly lifts his hand reaching for his face. He grips his mask to remove it.
The view changes to that from Aizens perspective, you see the back of Shizen and Ichigo a little further away looking at him. Aizen chuckles lightly.
Aizen: You are mistaken Kurosaki Ichigo. I believe the person to who he is referring to...
You see the back of Shizens head as he removes his mask. A look of complete shock and surprise can be seen on Ichigo's face.
Ichigo: What?!! You?!!
Aizen: ...was your mother!
Bleach 520: The name of Kurosaki
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Posted 29 August 2014 - 03:29 PM
The scene opens up with Ichigo still looking in shock at Shizen. We can still only see the back of Shizen's head.
Ichigo: How can...you...
Shizen lets go of the mask, as it drops towards the floor he dashes towards Ichigo. He raises his sword as he reaches him and slashes out. Ichigo still stands there in shock as the sword slices through him from his neck to his waist.
His image shimmers, Shizen's sword slices through Ichigo without meeting any resistance. The added force Shizen placed in the blow and lack of resistance catch him by surprise carrying him forward a few steps right through the shimmering image of Ichigo.
He stops and turns around in surprise. His face and hair are the spitting image of Ichigo's mother though looking a little older and having a slightly more elongated face and thinner cheekbones.
He looks at the wavering image of Ichigo which still stands there rippling as if an image in water. He focuses his eyes on Aizen and speaks. His voice, now that his mask is removed, is a lot more feminine revealing him to be a female.
Shizen: you should not interfere in this!
Aizen: I felt it was only fair to give the boy a fighting chance and you wouldn't begrudge me a little trickery considering your stunt with the mask. I'm sure you understood the reaction you would have on him.
Aizen: Though I can see now why he was caught so unawares. This IS highly unexpected.
The wavering image of Ichigo dissapears. A few feet away to the side Ichigo reappears. His face is more composed but the surprise can still be seen on his face.
Ichigo: I know you're not my mother, Who are you?!
Shizen: That traitor! Do not dare associate me with such filth as her. The day she betrayed us was the day I forsook the name of Kurosaki.
Ichigo: a traitor?!
Aizen: If I could interject, I would like to add that this boy does not know anything about his lineage or family history.
Shizen: As if I care! The offspring of trash is still trash!
Shizen rushes forward once more with her sword raised. She strikes towards him just as he takes a step forward and raises his arm. He grabs her hands and sword hilt in one go and stops her in place.
Ichigo locks gazes with Shizen, his voice quiet and hard.
Ichigo: I will not tolerate such insults to my mother, however justified you may think they be.
He pushes her back with the hand that's holding her. His strength surprises her and she has to jump back to keep her footing.
Ichigo meets her gaze once more as she comes to a stop. His look is hard and his voice cold as he speaks.
Ichigo: my mother died to save my life...don't say another word against her!
Shizen's face takes on a surprised look. The anger and bitterness from her face drains in an instant and all that is left is confusion.
Ichigo: she died protecting me from a hollow when I was just a child.
Shizen suddenly releases a huge wave of reiatsu as she powers up. She laughs out loud and you see her face filled with hatred once more.
Shizen: I can't believe I almost fell for your lies as well. I should have expected as much from the scum of that traitorous bitch.
Ichigo pulls out his sword, anger finally showing on his face.
Shizen: The strongest member of the zero squad before her betrayal And you expect me to believe she was killed by a mere hollow?!!!
Shizen strikes towards Ichigo, as their swords clash together the anger in his face has all gone replaced with surprise once more.
Scene change to a room somewhere in soul society.
Kuchiki byakuya is lying all bandaged up in a bed.
The room is empty apart from him.
A figure suddenly appears standing next to him. It is one of the members of the Zero squad his face still covered by his mask. He looks down at Byakuya for a few moments.
Figure: to think that I would live to see the fall of another of the great houses.
He turns facing away from the bed and begins to walk away. As he reaches the foot of the bed Kuchiki Byakuya stirs.
Byakuya: the house...of Kuchiki shall never fall...as long as I live.
The figure stops but doesn't turn around.
Figure: The pride of house Kuchiki does not diminish by its fall little Byakuya. That you stood and faced death is enough to uphold that pride.
Byakuya: they...stole...Senbonzakura kageyoshi...
Figure:...I see...the pride of a man is no less than the pride of a house.
Byakuya: I will...
Figure: I would not like to see the house of Kuchiki disappear because of the pride of a man little Byakuya, I shall pray for your victory.
The figure disappears leaving Byakuya alone once more. Byakuya pictures Rukia's smiling face.
Byakuya: The house of Kuchiki...shall never disappear!
Scene change to a courtyard somewhere in seraitei.
Rubble surrounds the entire courtyard, none of the buildings around it are unscathed, most destroyed almost to their foundations. From one end of the courtyard Zaraki Kenpachi can be seen walking through. He is looking left and right as if searching for something. Yachiru clings to his back swinging left and right as walks.
Yachiru: Ken chan! Ken chan!!! Who are we looking for?!!!
Kenpachi: hmph. There is a man on that zero squad calling himself Kenpachi,.
Yachiru: oooh Ken chan! He must be strong!!
From the other end of the courtyard Yoruichi appears walking towards Kenpachi. As she reaches the centre of the courtyard she stops waiting for Kenpachi to arrive. As Kenpachi see's her he scowls. He stops a few feet away from her.
Kenpachi: I thought I told you I'd kill you the next time I saw you.
Yoruichi: (sighs) and I thought I told you that it was futile blaming us. We were only following the captain commanders instructions as were you!
Kenpachi: hmph, that old geezer could never stop telling me what to do.
Yoruichi: How are your injuries? You didn't wait for us to heal you afterwards. Those were some serious injuries you had, I checked and you didn't go to the 4th squad for healing either.
Kenpachi: I didn't need any healing for those scratches.
Yoruichi:!! Did you go into battle in that condition?!!
Kenpachi: hmph, where is that Urahara bastard, he's the one I really want to kill! If it hadn't been for his stupid technique I wouldn't have lost again!
Yachiru sticks her head over Kenpachi's shoulder.
Yachiru: You didn't lose Ken chan! Ichigo only had to learn-
Kenpachi: I know I know!!!
Yoruichi: ...Kisuke is still studying the data gathered on the enemy, he's trying to work out how they are managing to steal our Bankai.
Kenpachi: hmph...have you seen a man come through here wearing a white mask?
Yoruichi: ! No, why are you-
Kenpachi: Not this way then
Kenpachi turns and begins to walk away not even waiting for Yoruichi to finish what she is saying.
Yoruichi: That man, it was only the captain commander that managed to keep him in check before, I wonder what he's gonna do now!
Scene change back to Aizen's prison.
Shizen is attacking him ferociously. Ichigo is defending her quite casually using just the one hand. He seems at ease even though her attacks are continuous one after the other. Shizen flash steps right behind Ichigo and tries to strike his back. As her sword comes down to slash him Ichigo swings his sword backwards only half turning and strikes her sword and sending it flying out of her hands. It plants itself into the ground fifty feet behind her. Shizen stands still, lightly panting.
Ichigo: you're not strong enough to defeat me. You must have realised that by now, so why keep attacking.
Shizen looks at him a smile appearing on her lips. She moves to stand up straight.
Shizen: the arrogance of a Kurosaki certainly knows no bounds.
Shizen: It is arrogant of you to think that it was you who knocked my sword out of my hands.
Shizen spreads her hands out wide to either side.
Shizen: Bankai!! Yoi tsuki no okoku!! (Realm of the moon God).
Next week Bleach 521: Ichigo vs Shizen
Posted 30 August 2014 - 04:23 AM
Shizen stands straight with a smile on her face, her hands held out wide to either side.
Shizen: Bankai!! Yoi tsuki no okoku!! (Realm of the moon God)
Her sword that is planted in the ground 50 feet behind her glows and slowly begins to disintegrate. From where the blade is planted in the ground, two lines spread out to either side and quickly form a large circle around Ichigo and Shizen.
Shizen's sword begins to form itself back together in Shizen's hand.
Shizen: welcome to the realm of the moon god.
Ichigo looks around but see's nothing else has changed. He looks at Shizen for a moment and then flash steps. He disappears and immediately reappears exactly where he was standing before.
A look of surprise crosses his face as he finds himself back where he started.
Shizen looks at him smiling and says mockingly.
Shizen: You can try again if you like, I'm happy to wait.
Ichigo tries once more, and then again and again. Each time he disappears and reappears back where he started.
Ichigo stops and looks towards Shizen.
Ichigo: what is this?
Shizen: are you now asking for my help? How pitiful! This is my bankai Yoi tsuki no okoku, the realm of the moon god.
Shizen: this realm is split off from everything else. I am god in this realm and I control it!!
Shizen: do you understand? Can you comprehend?! You wanted to move and I wished you to stay right there, so the realm adjusted itself so that you ended right where you started off.
Aizen: I see...what a wonderful bankai.
Shizen looks over to see Aizen looking at her with his own mocking smile. She smiles back in response.
Shizen: you can mock me all you like but my ability far surpasses your own.
Aizen: hehe, I am afraid you are very much mistaken my dear, Kyoka Suigetsu did not have so many flaws, and you have not yet seen my bankai either I believe ...
Aizen: I wonder though, what would happen if you faced multiple foes? What if someone attacked you from outside your...little realm.
Shizen: ha, well if you have any more little tricks left up your sleeve you're more than welcome to try.
Aizen: No, I don't think I need to do any such thing. 'Split off from everything else' was what you said wasn't it? I would estimate that anything other than what you wish cannot cross through...so for the present situation I would assume anything other than air or sound?
Shizen scowls and turns back to look at Ichigo, her mocking smile returns as she looks at him.
Shizen: so Kurosaki Ichigo, would you like to try anything else? Or shall I finish this off right now?!
Aizen: (Now Kurosaki Ichigo, let’s see how much you’ve really grown)
Ichigo raises his sword arm slowly until his sword is pointed straight up. He slashes it down casually with no real energy force. His voice is quiet as he speaks.
Ichigo: Getsuga Tenshou.
The black crescent moon of reiatsu arcs its way towards Shizen. She laughs as it narrowly misses and flies past her. As it reaches the boundary line directly behind her it just vanishes without a trace.
Shizen: That was pathetic! Is that what you call an attack or have you just given up already?!
Aizen: (no, that wasn’t an attack at all)
Ichigo lashes out, this time so fast that his swing cannot even be seen. The black arc of reiatsu is upon Shizen almost instantly.
Aizen: (that wasn’t an attack either, but how much have you learned Kurosaki Ichigo?)
Shizen stands relaxed and still as the Reiatsu is about to envelope her, she smiles and suddenly the reiatsu’s movement has reversed and it’s now storming towards Ichigo. Ichigo jumps sideways to avoid it, as he lands he finds himself back in the same spot he was. The getsuga tenshou hits him head on throwing up a cloud of dust as it explodes.
Shizen: hah, you’re speed is pretty good but nowhere near fast enough to catch me off guard.
Ichigo appears directly behind her his sword swinging to split her waist into two. As he strikes her image wavers and vanishes, as the cloud of dust settles we can see she is now standing where Ichigo was before.
Shizen: Pathetic, it should be obvious even to you that I don’t have to see you to act. At this proximity I can clearly feel your reiatsu and sense when you’re about to do something.
Shizen: You do realise it don’t you? That I’m playing with you? Just like a cat plays with a mouse before it devours it? If I had wanted I could have kept you grounded to this very spot (she points down), I’m just giving you the opportunity to understand how helpless you are against me, even if you released your bankai you wouldn’t be able to accomplish anything!
Ichigo plants his sword into the ground in front of him and lets go of it. He looks at Shizen.
Ichigo: and what if I decide to just stand here and let this stalemate play out. You won’t be able to keep up your Bankai forever, you are slowly getting weaker and weaker giving me the advantage.
Shizen: What makes you think I have any intention leaving it that long?!
Shizen appears right behind Ichigo slashing out at him. Ichigo immediately jumps forward away from her whilst half spinning so he’s facing her. His jump takes him no further away as he looks at Shizens smiling face as her sword arcs down at him and strikes him where his neck meets his shoulder.
Shizens face takes on a shocked look as her sword strikes Ichigo but fails to slice through him. Her eyes focus on Ichigo’s arm to see that he has grabbed her hand and sword hilt once more stopping them in place.
Ichigo: You control this realm but you don’t control me.
You see Aizen in the background with a telling smile on his face.
Ichigo: You couldn’t stop me from attacking or moving, you couldn’t even stop my attack with your ability.
Shizen struggles to release herself from Ichigo’s grip but is unable to
Ichigo: Which means you can’t control the people trapped within it but just this place itself. Now that we’re connected, however much you move this place around it won’t make a difference.
Shizen: pah, what of it, you’ll have to let go of me sooner or later.
Ichigo’s sword suddenly disappears from behind him and is now all the way at the other end of the circle. Ichigo turns his head slightly to see it move.
Ichigo:…I never had any intention of using my sword.
He suddenly releases his reiatsu, the air vibrating around him shimmers as if waves of heat are being released from him. He raises his right arm and reiatsu flows out of it looking like flames. You can see beads of sweat already forming across Shizen’s forehead.
Ichigo: *Rage of the swordless Slice*
He strikes Shizen across the collar bone with the edge of his hand. She crumples towards the ground, unconscious, as his hand connects. Ichigo lets go of her hand letting her collapse completely as the white lines of the boundary disappear.
Aizen: I would clap if only I were able to Kurosaki Ichigo, however I must admit, I was a little disappointed.
Aizen: That took a little longer than I had anticipated… maybe I was expecting a little too-
Ichigo: I had no intention of killing her.
Aizen: …Still not willing to take the decisive blow, I’m a little surprised.
Ichigo: No, I still have questions that need answering… by her and by you.
Bleach 522: True Intentions
Posted 31 August 2014 - 04:19 PM
Scene opens with Unohona, Ukitake, Kyoraku and Kurotsuchi walking down a hallway.
Ukitake: how is his condition?
Unohona: Stable, but he is pushing himself hard, he may end up causing himself some permanent damage before he fully recovers.
Kyoraku: He was always the proud one.
Ukitake: The question is what do we do now? Byakuya is out of commission for the moment and Zaraki is awol looking for Wairudo, let's just hope he doesn't find him.
Kyoraku: I wouldn't worry about Zaraki, if anything he may keep Wairudo occupied enough for us.
Kurotsuchi: However the report from Shihouin Yoruichi gave us does indicate that Kurosaki Ichigo seems to have a plan in mind, so the real question is how do we proceed now and just what are his plans with Aizen?
Unohona: I would think that he has come to the same conclusion that we have. The Quincy came from Hueco Mundo which is where Aizen had set his base. They must have known of each other and so he has gone to learn more of them from him.
Kurotsuchi: If that was all there was to it then he could have learnt as much from us or from Urahara Kisuke. No, I believe he has other intentions for Aizen Sousuke.
Ukitake: We will have to trust he knows what he's doing for now, this is a precarious moment and we'll only get one chance. We'll have to plan the next move carefully.
Kyoraku: For now let us hope that he can leave there unscathed.
Scene change to Ichigo and Aizen.
Ichigo stands before Aizen looking down at him. Shizen still lies unconscious a few feet behind him.
Aizen: Most of what I know comes from deep within the secret archives of central 46. I doubt anyone apart from the captain commander himself was aware of it.
Aizen: A thousand years ago when Juha Bach and the Quincy he had rallied behind him met Shikeguni Yamamoto on the field of battle, they were not alone. There were others that he had managed to convince to his ideals the most prominent amongst them…was house Kurosaki.
Ichigo: House Kuraskai?!!
Aizen: Ha, yes. A thousand years ago there were five noble houses, not just the four that survive today. House Kurosaki a thousand years ago was the most prominent of the noble houses, it stood even higher than house Kuchiki. Maybe this had to do something with the traditions of House Kurosaki, one of which was that it’s head was always a woman.
Aizen: From what I could gather I believe your mother to have to been the 24th head of house Kurosaki, though this is mostly guesswork from my end as very little information has been recorded from the time that house Kurosaki was destroyed up to when your mother fled to earth.
Aizen: a thousand years ago, the head of house Kurosaki at that time, Kurosaki Sakura, gave her heart to one man…that man was Juha Bach.
Ichigo: …And she sided with him when he chose to rebel.
Aizen: Correct, whether she actually believed the same as he did or whether it was just blind love, whatever the reason, the day she gave her allegiance to Juha Bach the fate of House Kurosaki was sealed. It was destroyed completely along with the rebel army at the time. Kurosaki Sakura however survived that war only to be sentenced to execution for her part in it. House Kurosaki was also to be forever dissolved and its name removed from sight everywhere and never to be uttered again. The most noblest of houses was to suffer the ultimate crime for its sins…
Ichigo: …To never have existed at all.
Aizen: Precisely. The records I read say that at her trial Kurosaki Sakura made two last requests. That the retainers of House Kurosaki that did not take part in the fight be allowed to go free and live normally even if stripped of their name. The second request was that her daughter, Kurosaki Karin, who had also taken part in the battle, would also be allowed to live.
Aizen: A coincidence I’m sure, though I believe your mother would have been aware of the general history of how the Kurosaki clan ended as they had I doubt she was aware of the full details. She requested that Karin be allowed to live as she had been vehemently against the idea of siding with Bach and it was only the undying loyalty and love she had for her mother that forced her to participate in battle and even then she never actually killed anyone, all those that she fought were merely wounded or incapacitated.
Aizen looks of into thin air as if in deep thought.
Aizen: My apologies, I was recalling the speech she gave, I have to admit even though they were merely words on paper they were still very moving. Something along the lines of one being the final request of a clan head and one being the final request of a mother. Ah well, in any case both requests were granted, though there was one condition attached for the second request. It seems Kurosaki Karin, even at her relatively young age had prodigious skill and was well known and liked by all her superiors. She was granted the option to be taken to King’s realm and tested for the Zero Squad. If she passed she would be become a member and continue to live on there, if she failed she would be put to death…
Aizen: I’m afraid that’s as far as my knowledge goes on that matter though I can shed a little more light onto your mother if you would like.
Aizen smiles his knowing smile. Ichigo stares at him with an ice cold gaze.
Ichigo: My mother?
Aizen: yes, but first... You can get up now dear lady. I know that you've been conscious for some time now.
Ichigo: if she wishes to listen in that position then let her.
Aizen: So you noticed too? Excellent Kurosaki Ichigo.
Behind Ichigo, Shizen slowly rises until she is sitting up on her knees. She looks at Aizen with an indignant look but says nothing. Aizen meets her eyes and smiles his charming smile.
Aizen: I assume that since you've chosen to remain quiet that there is something that you wish to learn yourself.
Aizen: Well I hope in return for whatever you might learn that you fill in the blanks for us.
Shizen scowls and turns her face sideways so she doesn't have to look at with Ichigo or Aizen.
Aizen: Back when I was a lieutenant in the Gotei 13 I learnt of the Zero squad and the Kings realm. It was in my search of more information on them that I stumbled upon the history of soul society and Juha Bach. In my search I found record of one other captain that had been promoted to the ranks of the zero squad, that was your mother Kurosaki Ichigo, Kurosaki Masaki.
Ichigo: My mother...was a captain?!
Shizen: hah, she wasn't just any captain, within a very short time she became the leader of the Zero squad. Her skill and power were unmatched!
Aizen: As I was saying, by the time I learned of her she had left the Gotei 13 for quite some time. All the information I had been able to gather was from old records, and meaningless documentation that told me barely anything. I could find nothing recent, nothing of detail!
Ichigo: That is until fate and luck intervened and a certain someone decided to place their trust in me.
Shizen: It was HIM wasn't it?,
The venom in her voice is evident and makes Ichigo look at her in surprise and confusion.
Aizen: Yes indeed, it was him. The Captain of the 10th division at the time, Samanosuke Isshin.
Aizen: Yes, your father. When I had caused the previous captains to turn into Vaizard and flee to the real world about 80 years previously, I recommended your fathers promotion to Captain of the 10th division. I had learned of his contact with Masaki and had hoped to garner further influence so as to gain information. Unfortunately he knew nothing, however that brief relationship we had, led to him entrusting me with his plans about 20 years ago.
Ichigo: his plans?
Aizen: That of running away with Masaki to the real world.
Aizen: Yes Kurosaki Ichigo, anyway I’m sure you know the rest. Evidently they succeeded in their escape, managed to make a life on earth thanks to the assistance of Urahara and had one son and two daughters.
Ichigo: But…if my mum was soo strong why couldn’t she protect me!!
The words leave Ichigo’s mouth as a scream as he looks down at Aizen. Aizen looks at him curiously as if surprised at the question.
Aizen: Is that not evident Kurosaki Ichigo? She died TO protect you. We are not talking about a random soul or a common soldier. This was a member of the Zero Squad and a Captain of the Gotei 13. The hunt for them must still be on-going today by the Zero squad and the Onmitsukido. I’m sure she could have destroyed that hollow in the blink of an eye but releasing her reiatsu would then draw the attention of those she had escaped from and bring their wrath down upon her children also. She died the way she did to protect her family, so that you could continue to live normal lives.
Ichigo Stands tall and firm but you can see tears flowing down his face. He bows his head as he is overcome with emotion.
Aizen Looks at him for a moment before turning his head towards Shizen.
Aizen: Now my dear if you would be so kind to return the favour, Kurosaki Isshin chose to ask for my help to escape but didn’t tell me much on how they’d kept contact even after she left.
Ichigo wipes his eyes with his sleeve and looks over at Shizen.
Ichigo: Leave, you don’t need to say anything.
Aizen: well I would not mind being owed a favour by a member of the Zero squad.
Shizen: Hmph, fine.
She stands up, straightening out her robes.
Shizen: Ever since the time Kurosaki Karin joined the Zero squad,
Shizen throws a look at Aizen
Shizen: yes she passed the test. Ever since that time there has always been a Kurosaki on the Zero squad. It took many many centuries for Kurosaki Karin’s service and loyalty to persuade the soul king to change his decree and allow her to use the name ‘Kurosaki’ once more. However she was not permitted to rebuild the Kurosaki clan or link the name back to it. Each Kurosaki has trained and educated the next Kurosaki of our history, of our debt…and of our aim.
Aizen: Indeed hmmm…and that would be.
Shizen: The restoration of the Kurosaki clan as a noble house.
Shizen: and we almost achieved it. The decision was close to being changed, it had already been discussed with the existing noble houses when –
Aizen: When Kurosaki Masaki abandoned everything and ran away.
Shizen: She was selfish!! A thousand years of hard work and service thrown to waste because she fell in love!
Ichigo’s voice is quiet, barely coming out in whisper.
Ichigo: How…did they fall in love when she was…
Shizen: …She spoke to me about him once, it was soon after she accepted me as her apprentice. They met in Rukongai when they were young and stayed together throughout. Eventually they were discovered and brought to the academy for training. She quickly passed through the academy and became a soul reaper in the Gotei 13. It took much longer for him to join the Gotei 13. They kept contact throughout and always stayed close.
Shizen: She said that she would have married him had it not been for her promotion. She refused it at first, but when her lineage, her obligation was explained to her by Kurosaki Tien, her mentor to be and the leader of the Zero squad at the time, she finally accepted.
Aizen: Well, absence did always make the heart grow fonder. I would still like to know HOW they managed to keep in touch though whilst she was with the Zero Squad.
The whole room suddenly begins to shake as a massive amount of reiatsu is released somewhere catching everyone by surprise.
Shizen: That’s Captain Wairudo?!!
The room shakes even more as another mass of reiatsu is released.
Aizen: Oho it seems Zaraki Kenpachi has started a fight already.
Shizen: !! Remember Kurosaki Ichigo, we are still enemies! The next time I see you I will not hesitate to cut you down!
Shizen disappears leaving Ichigo and Aizen alone.
Aizen: Well Kurosaki Ichigo, you have what you needed from me, what do you intend to do now?
Ichigo: …I intend to ask you one final question?
Aizen: Oh? And what would this question be?
Ichigo: Would you prefer to remain caged up in here…or would you prefer to be caged out there?!
Bleach 523: Monsters
Edited by woody3162, 31 August 2014 - 05:10 PM.
Posted 31 August 2014 - 07:59 PM
Scene opens on Kuchiki Byakuya lying in bed. He is still bandaged up heavily from head to foot. Unohona Retsu stands next to him. The room is shaking with the powerful reiatsu being released outside.
Byakuya: so it has begun already.
Unohona: you still need to rest, you are not ready to face anyone in this battle.
Unohona: I must go, please heed my words, do not act rashly and cause us to lose yet another captain.
Unohona disappears from the room. Byakuya stares at the opposite wall for a few moments.
Byakuya: Yamada Hanatoro, I would like you to do something for me...but this time it will be more dangerous than merely following me to Hueco Mundo.
Hanatoro walks slowly into the centre of the room.
Hanatoro: yes sir.
Scene change to Zaraki.
He stands facing off against Wairudo. They are about 50 feet apart from each other, they stand in front of the senkaimon, Wairudo standing with his back to it. They are both releasing off tremendous levels of reiatsu but neither seems to be moving forward for the attack.
Wairudo: I knew there would be some of you that wouldn't listen, which is why I made sure to position myself here.
Zaraki: Idiot. I've been looking for you from the start! You should have just made it easier and hung around closer.
Wairudo: hmph, Zaraki Kenpachi, I knew that you at least wouldn't simply follow orders. I knew we'd have to deal with you sooner or later.
Zaraki: Hah, When else would I get the chance to have a fight like this!!
Wairudo: pft, as if you could defeat me, you should know your place captain of the Gotei 13.
Zaraki: Hah, are you just going to throw words around or do you plan to do anything with that sword of yours?!
Wairudo shifts his head slightly to look down at his sword. He looks back up again towards Zaraki. His voice is light as if he's mocking Zaraki.
Wairudo: and what makes you think that I would need to draw my sword against the likes of you?
Zaraki: Idiot. As soon as I even began to release my reiatsu you fully released yours in the blink of an eye. What was that? Am I supposed to think that you were just trying to scare me off?!
Zaraki: you had to power up in case I attacked you. Even against the likes of me you have to be careful.
Yachiru watches the both of them from a little way to the side. She looks on as Wairudo slowly shifts his stance and body so he is facing Zaraki sideways and places his right hand on to his sword.
Wairudo: In that case let me educate you here and now. Cut the night in half Makaze katta!
Wairudo's sheathe glows for a moment and then goes back to normal. Wairudo stands absolutely still not moving an inch. Zaraki looks left and right as I looking for something.
Zaraki: what? Was something supposed to happen?!
Wairudo: I have released my sword, Makaze Katta, I tell you this not because of any misplaced sense of honour, I would gladly cut you down like the trash you are.
Wairudo: but I would not have the Kenpachi name sullied again by you saying that you weren't...prepared?
Zaraki unsheathes his sword in one great swing. He takes his first step to rush at Wairudo. Immediately a great gash appears across his body rising from his right hip all the way upto his left shoulder. He stumbles back in shock and surprise, his blood flying in the air.
Yachiru: ken chan?!
Zaraki looks towards Wairudo who is still standing still in the same position about 50 feet away with his hand on his sword.
Wairudo: Tell me Zaraki Kenpachi, were you prepared?!
Scene change to Ichigo and Aizen.
Aizen: caged out there you say?
Ichigo: before I came here I spoke to Urahara san about you.
Ichigo: the seals that he placed in your body are permanent, they can't be removed now whatever you might try to do. Your zanpaktou has also been completely destroyed by the hougyoku.
Aizen: which means that anyone that was previously under its effect has now been released permanently, yes I'm aware of this.
Ichigo: Yes, I don't know how the captains would feel, or what would happen after this war is over, but for now I would allow you to go free and join the fight...
Ichigo: as long as you meet a certain condition first.
Aizen: ...and what would that be.
Ichigo: you will need to have a change of heart.
Ichigo raises his sword and swings it in a semi-circle behind him. Behind him the bars of the cell disappear as a solid wall of flames appears covering them from one end of the cell to the other. Ichigo walks behind Aizen and swings his sword down once more cutting off all his restraints and straps.
Ichigo: I will not allow you to leave here with the hougyoku.
Ichigo: I don't know your reasons for what you have done until now, and I don't care. The hogyoku's true power lies in its ability to sense the hearts of those around it, and to materialize their deepest desire, remember.
Ichigo: Whatever your desires were before. But to leave this place you must desire to no longer have the Hogyoku. I don't care whether you wish to have shinigami powers once again but the Hogyoku must no longer exist for you to leave this place.
Aizen: ...and if I choose to refuse?
Ichigo: then stay here, it doesn't matter to me one way or another. The walls of this cave are still leeching your reiatsu, whilst here they make it so that you can't do anything yourself. That wall of flames will block the Hogyoku, whilst you still have it you won't be able to pass through and even if you manage it somehow I'll cut you down once more and seal you again.
Ichigo turns away from Aizen and begins to walk slowly towards the wall of flames.
Ichigo: You are strong Aizen, I've made you this offer because it might mean that others might survive this war.
Ichigo stops as he reaches the wall of flames. He stands there facing the flames with his back to Aizen. His voice seems quiet over the roar of the flames but distinctly clear.
Ichigo: the greater your ability the more defined your path becomes...until eventually all that's left are two choices.
Ichigo: You've already used your power to take Aizen...maybe this time you could use it to protect.
Ichigo walks through the wall of flames leaving Aizen all by himself. The look on Aizen's face is the most somber one he has ever had.
Scene change back to Zaraki and Wairudo
Zaraki stands looking at Wairudo, the front of his chest all bloodied. He shifts to dash forward once more. He's pushed back as a loud clash is heard in the air. As Zaraki comes to a stop you see him holding his sword out in front him with its tip pointed down.
Suddenly a gash appears on his right shoulder, this time going all the way down to his left hip. Blood spatters into the air, the two gashes leaving a big cross across his body.
Wairudo: There were two slashes that time.
Zaraki: Huh (gasps heavily).
Wairudo: I compliment you on noticing after just one attack, and even more for blocking the first. I see the name Kenpachi may not be completely wasted on you.
Zaraki: The art of the quick draw. I don't think there's anything I hate more.
Wairudo:...and why would that be?
Zaraki: hah, what's the point of a fight if you can't take the time to enjoy it!
Wairudo: I see. Well enjoy this for as long as you can, I intend to put you down right here.
Zaraki: idiot. We haven't even started yet.
Zaraki flexes his neck and then pulls off his eye patch with his left hand. He grins manically as his reiatsu surges and storms into the sky.
He wraps his left hand around the bottom of his sword hilt.
Zaraki: Let's see if you can cut me now!!
Bleach 524: The Showdown begins.
Posted 01 September 2014 - 07:28 PM
Scene opens up where it left off before. Zaraki stands with both hands on his sword hilt, his reiatsu storming up in to the sky. 50 feet away wairudo stands facing him slightly bowed with one hand on his sword which is still sheathed.
Zaraki: Let’s see if you can cut me now!!
Wairudo: As you wish.
Zaraki immediately raises his sword and gives one downward stroke still maintaining his position. The whole area fills with dust and debris and obliterates them from view.
As it clears you see Zaraki standing in the same position as before, his sword down low maintaining its position. In front of him, in line with his sword, the ground is broken up and destroyed and a massive gouge reaches all the way to the base of the Senkaimon.
Zaraki: haha, what happened? Why’d ya move?
Wairudo is no longer directly in front of the Senkaimon, he has moved a dozen feet to its right. The sleeve of his right arm is completely ripped all the way up to the shoulder.
Wairudo: Such power. You repelled both of my slashes and almost destroyed the Senkaimon.
Zaraki: hmph, as if I care about that. I’m only here to fight you.
Wairudo: …You truly are worthy to be called Kenpachi.
Wairudo straightens up and pulls out his sword slowly from its sheathe and holds it out in front of him.
Wairudo: My Shikai’s ability is based on speed and sharpness, in other words to be able to land the first hit and cut deeply. But, it seems that it’s speed and cutting power aren’t enough to pierce through the force of your raw reiatsu.
He turns his sword so that its tip is pointing down.
Wairudo: I had no desire to go this far, however fighting at this level would take too long. Goodbye Kenpachi of Zaraki.
Shizen suddenly appears beside Wairudo.
Wairudo: Shizen, has Kurosaki Ichigo been taken care of?
Wairudo:?!... You can debrief me later. Use your bankai and contain him, I have no wish to kill him.
Shizen Plants her sword in the ground in front of her and jumps towards Zaraki.
Shizen: Bankai! Yoi Tsuki no Okoku!!
A circle appears surrounding Shizen and Zaraki. Shizen’s sword disappears from the ground and appears in her hand.
Wairudo: Shizen, incapacitate him and then report to me for a full briefing. Be grateful to Shizen, Zaraki Kenpachi, thanks to her your life will be spared.
Kyoraku: I’m afraid we may not have the luxury of being so merciful Wairudo san.
All around the Senkaimon the captians of the Gotei 13 appear, they all have their swords drawn at the ready.
Scene change to Aizen
He is still seated in the same position as before. His head is tilted, his eyes staring down at the floor. He remembers Ichigo’s last words, speaking them softly to himself.
Aizen:…Maybe this time you could use it to protect…
He looks up at the wall of flames, the flicker of flames reflecting off of his eyes.
He remembers a scene back when he was a lieutenant in the Gotei 13.
The captain commander is standing in front of all the lieutenants, addressing them. Aizen is standing near the back in his lieutenants robes watching it all.
Yamamoto: It is only the weak that worry about the choices that they have to make.
Yamamoto: The strong know the choices they will have to make!
One of the other lieutenants leans over to Aizen and whispers.
Lieutenant: That’s easy enough for him to say.
Aizen nods in acknowledgement but never takes his eyes off of the captain commander.
Yamamoto: They are not strong because they are more powerful, they are strong because they know that ultimately there ARE only ever two choices. The power to protect and the power to take.
Yamamoto: You are the backbone of the Gotei 13! You have been given the power to protect!! Grow strong, throw away any weakness you have!! Step out into the future you will create and protect it with your lives!!!
Everyone gathered yells in unison as Azien stands there watching quietly.
The memory fades from Aizen’s mind as he slowly stands up from his chair, he looks at the wall of flames once more this time focusing on it.
Aizen: …it seems you plan to haunt me even after your death…
Aizen begins to walk towards the wall of flames.
Aizen: It seems though, that I have finally made my choice.
Scene Changes back to the senkaimon.
Wairudo stares at the amassed captains. There are a couple of lieutenants spread out amongst them too.
Wairudo: Why would you do this? Surely you know that you cannot win!
Kyoraku: Wairudo san, we may not be able to win alone, but neither can you. We would rather that you fought with us but…
Wairudo: …so you all have chosen annihilation.
Ukitake: If annihilation is our fate than we would meet it gladly.
Unohona: We could either retreat, as you have requested, and wait until the day that they come for us.
Shinji: Or we can meet them on the battlefield and take out as many of those fuckers we can with us.
Komamura: Given the choice, our choice is to fight away from our subordinates so that their lives may be spared.
Hitsugaya: If that means we have to go through you first then so be it!
Wairudo looks at each one of the captains as they speak.
Wairudo: …How pitiful. You could not protect soul society, you could not save your Captain commander.
Wairudo: You could not defeat the enemy and you could not follow the orders you were given. This is how pitiful the Gotei 13 have become and yet you stand there telling me that you have a choice?!
Wairudo: If this is where you wish to fall then so be it!
Wairudo raises his hand into the air and clenches it into a fist. Behind him 3 members of the Zero squad appear. One of them is the one that visited Byakuya in his room.
Wairudo: Where are the rest?
Ichigo: Sorry but I had to take care of them.
Ichigo appears a dozen feet behind Wairudo and the Zero squad members. He is carrying two of the Zero squad members over his left shoulder. He throws them towards Wairudo and the others.
Ichigo: Don’t worry they’re not hurt too badly, I just had to knock them out, but you may want to tell them to be a little more vigilant in the future.
Wairudo: (He took out both of them and I didn’t even notice! Did he not release any spiritual pressure at all?!)
Ichigo pulls out his sword in one fast motion and slices it across in front of him
Ichigo: *Joukaku Enjou*!
Wairudo: !!! That is -!
Tha air around the Zero squad members bursts into flame, circling around them and sealing them within.
Ukitake: Joukaku enjou?!
Kyoraku: It seems that Kurosaki san has retained some of the captain commander’s techniques.
Ichigo looks at the blazing flames.
Ichigo: By the time you get out of there we will be long gone. The choice is yours as to what you wish to do after, you can stay here and let us fight it out on our own, or you can come back us up and help defeat them once and for all.
Ichigo walks away from the blaze heading towards Kyoraku and Ukitake.
Ichigo: Kyoraku San, please open the Senkaimon, it’s time we left.
Scene Change to Zaraki
Zaraki is standing off against Shizen, he seems scuffed and is breathing a little more heavily than before.
Shizen: Have you had enough? I can finish you off now if you’d prefer.
Zaraki: Hah, you’ve been trying to finish me off since the beginning, but this is one pain in the ass ability.
Outside a blazing circle of flame appears trapping Wairudo and the others, no sound seems to pass through though.
Shizen: What the hell is going on out there?!
Zaraki’s expression is stone cold serious. All sign of humour has gone from his face.
Zaraki: Let me out of here girl!
Zaraki: Let me out now before it’s too late! I have to find out?!
Shizen: Too late? As if you can do anything in your position, what is that you want to find out anyway?
Zaraki: I have to know if HE was THAT Kenpachi!!
Zaraki stands holding out his sword one handed and points it at Shizen.
Zaraki: Do not push me into doing…Let me out now!
Shizen: …why is that so important?
Zaraki: …There was only one reason why I took the name Kenpachi…so that that Bastard who had the name before me would come to find me!!
Zaraki’s reiatsu suddenly explodes out in a huge storm. His Maniacal grin is back on his face as he meets eyes with Shizen.
Zaraki: You took too long. *Bankai*!!!
Bleach 525: The showdown Begins 2
Posted 02 September 2014 - 06:18 PM
We start where we left off in the last chapter. Zaraki stands facing off against Shizen, His reiatsu exploding wildly.
Zaraki: Bankai!! *Tokihanatsu! Meikai no mao*. (Unleash! Demon King of the Underworld)
The sky all around them suddenly dims turning almost black. Green and purple mist appears all around the battlefield, trailing around even without any wind. High above in the air, right in the centre of the battlefield, a large skull appears with its mouth open (picture the skull like form of Zaraki’s reiatsu when he first fought Ichigo). Dim lights shine within its eye sockets, the left one purple, the right one green.
Shizen looks towards Zaraki, he stands there looking the same. Nothing seems to have changed about him. Her eyes focus on his hand. His hand and most of the hilt of his sword have completely disappeared covered by what looks like a glove shaped like a skull. The hilt is being held between the teeth of the skull.
Shizen: You?! You were not supposed to have a bankai! When did you…
Zaraki: hmph, it was that old geezer. He decided it was finally time.
Shizen: ?! How did we not notice-
Zaraki: Urahara Kisuke
Zaraki: The Captain Commander forced him to use the technique he developed for bringing out a person’s bankai.
Shizen: …. Tch, so even a monster like you has a Bankai, it changes nothing! However much your power has increased and whatever your abilities may be, I’ll make sure you cannot take a single step. This is the speciality of my Bankai, capture and detainment.
Shizen: (I won’t make the same mistake as I made with Ichigo, there’s no need to rush in against this monster, I will not give any openings! ). Cough, Cough?!!
Shizen looks over at Zaraki who is still standing still and grinning manically.
Shizen: What is this?!
Zaraki stretches out his arm clearly showing his sword to Shizen.
Zaraki: I’ve never really cared about my sword or its powers. I’ve always liked to fight alone. When Urahara forced my Zanpaktou to come out and take form it wasn’t too happy with the way it had been treated.
Zaraki: hah, it wanted to kill me there and then. So we decided to have a showdown to decide. If I lost it got to kill me or do whatever it wanted, if it lost then it would have to continue to put up with me.
Zaraki focuses his gaze onto its blade. It glints in the dim light.
Zaraki: You put up a pretty good fight hehe.
Shizen: Cough, to think that a Kenpachi would end up having such a bankai! To have to poison his opponents!
Shizen sneers at him clearly disgusted. Zaraki stares at her for a moment, still grinning widely. A thin line of blood slowly trickles down the corner of his mouth. He wipes it away with his left hand.
Zaraki: It’s not just you.
Zaraki: My sword is quite a sore loser. So even after its lost it’s doing its best to get its own back at me.
Zaraki points the tip of his blade towards the large skull in the sky.
Zaraki: That, targets me and everyone I am currently fighting. It is not limited by distance or numbers. As soon as anyone joins the fight they come under its affect and it only stops once the fight is over. It lords over us as a demon king, punishing certain actions and rewarding others.
Zaraki: Doing nothing is not entertaining. The poison is punishment given in advance. If we stand around doing nothing or take too long to defeat each other the poison will kill us both. If we want to avoid that punishment then we have no choice but to fight.
The grin on Zaraki’s face grows even wider as he points his sword out towards Shien.
Zaraki: To think that a Kenpachi would have such a bankai?! HAH! What better Bankai for a Kenpachi than one which makes you fight!!!
Scene change to Yamada Hanatoro
Hanatoro stands outside the main doors of the Kuchiki household. They are still standing intact though parts of the walls around have been reduced to rubble. Two guards stand before it blocking his way. He looks a little nervous and afraid but pulls out something and holds it for them to see. It is a necklace with a pendant on the end of it. The pendant is shaped in the form of the Kuchiki clan crest.
Hanatoro: I am on a mission assigned by the current head of the Kuchiki clan, Kuchiki Byakuya… ummm please let me through.
Scene change back to Ichigo
Ichigo and the captains are still standing around the Senkaimon, Kyoraku is standing directly in front of it along with Kurotsuchi Mayuri, they seem to be doing something with everybody else standing a little further behind.
To one side you can still see the roaring flames that are entrapping Wairudo and the other Zero squad members. A little further off you see the circle in which Shizen and Zaraki are trapped. It now looks completely black, opaque and unable to be seen through, it looks like a black dome on the ground.
Ukitake: Ichigo san, you seem to have recovered well from the previous battle…how are you feeling?
Ichigo is staring at Kyoraku , he gives Ukitake a sidelong gaze and then carries on staring at Kyoraku.
Ichigo: It’s, ok Ukitake san, you don’t need to be worried.
Ichigo: (sighs) between Urahara san and Ryujin Jaka I understand what’s going on and what has led up to this fight.
Ukitake:…It was about Rujin-
Ichigo: As I said, it’s fine. He tested me and I passed…he is a part of me now.
Ukitake: I See…when I saw that you had come back I thought as much but I felt obligated to make sure…you seem somewhat…changed.
A very slight smile breaks across ichigo’s lips as Ukitake says this.
Ichigo: There was a lot he had to teach me, it wasn’t easy and it certainly wasn’t pleasant.
He finally turns his head and looks Ukitake directly in the eyes.
Ichigo: but I’m not crazy if that’s what you mean…though it was close.
Ukitake stares into ichigo’s eyes for a few seconds and then takes a long measured breath, releasing it out slowly.
Ukitake: That’s good.
In front of them a portal suddenly opens up within the Senkaimon. Kyoraku turns around and looks towards Ichigo.
Kyoraku: It’s done, we can go anytime now.
The black dome of Shizen’s realm suddenly explodes catching everyone off guard. The ground shakes at the sudden release of reiatsu. Everyone looks at it in shock and surprise.
Zaraki stands there looking normal, no longer in Bankai mode. No sign of the skull or mist can be seen. Shizen stands in front of him absolutely still, her sword raised high and sideways in a blocking position. A long gash can be seen going down the front and back of her, blood flowing out and pooling below. Suddenly the blade of her sword cracks and drops to the ground. Shizen collapses straight down a few moments after it.
Zaraki looks down at the fallen figure at his feet.
Zaraki: Tch, you should have realised that defending would also be something that was punished.
Bleach 526: Invasion
Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:20 PM
For some reason after this point I seem to have substituted to using a lot of the characters first names (not all). I think this was because I've got an increase of characters with the same surname.
Rather than try to go through and change all of them I thought if give people a heads up instead (plus off you're that interested in bleach to read a fan fic then you're probably pretty familiar with most of the names).
P.s. This far only one of my favourite scenes has gone past (Ichigos training). My 2 fav fights are still to come, though I won't give spoilers to which characters are involved
Bleach 526: Invasion
Scene opens up on a cave entrance on the side of a mountain. Ryuken stands at the entrance of the cave looking out. He has a half smoked cigarette in his hand. He looks at it and sighs and then flicks it away. He half turns his head to look into the cave.
Ryuken: Come on boy, it’s time for us to make our move.
Inside the cave you see Uryuu sitting on a rock, he slowly stands and walks towards his father.
Uryuu: Where are we going?
Ryuken: …isn’t it obvious? It’s finally time to fulfil the last request made to us by the Captain Commander.
Ryuken disappears from the entrance of the cave, Uryuu looks on for a moment at where his father was standing and then himself disappears.
Scene Changes to Hueco Mundo
Juha Bach sits on his throne inside his ice Palace. His posture is relaxed though his expression does not look too happy. To his side his underling stands erect, he no longer bears any signs of injury from when Juha Bach struck him before.
Underling: They’ve already reached soul society as per your wishes.
Underling: With soul society all but unprotected they’ll attempt to take out the Zero Squad first.
Underling: Even though the Zero squad is virtually an unknown it can be safe to assume that our men will all be defeated.
Underling: However we should comfortably achieve our objective...
Suddenly Juha Bach releases a huge amount of Reiatsu. The whole place shakes and the underling is forced down to one knee by the pressure. His fist comes crashing down on his right arm rest, smashing it to pieces, as he roars.
Juha Bach: Where is he?!!!
Just as suddenly his reiatsu disappears and the room stops shaking. He leans back slightly on the left armrest now seemingly even more relaxed than before and says in a calm voice.
Juha Bach: He should have arrived by now! I do not like to be kept waiting.
The underling slowly stands to his feet once again taking in deep breaths.
Underling: He may not have survived-
Juha Bach: No. If he had not survived, then the Zero squad would have acted by now. The fact that they haven’t means he is still alive.
Underling: ...If Kurosagi Ichigo has indeed survived, would they not most likely choose to strengthen their defences in soul society rather than-
Juha Bach: -Taking the defensive against us won’t work, they’ve already learnt that the hard way. No, they will surely take the offensive and try a surprise counterattack and move the battle away from their precious soul society. The only question left to be answered is why he is not here already.
Juha Bach turns his head to stare at him with a questioning look.
Juha Bach: hmmm? That is the fastest you’ve ever given up on an argument. Have you become tired of playing the devil’s advocate already?!
Underling: Not tired, however it is certain that he has survived and their next moves will be predictable. And so it may be better to discuss whether we are prepared for when he does come?
Juha Bach: That – ?!
Suddenly high above the Palace a garganta opens up and something comes shooting down out of it. It shoots through the roof of the palace and crashes into the ground less than a 100 feet away from Juha Bach. The ground is completely torn up from the force of the impact with chunks of rock and debris lining the crater that has been formed and dust filling the air.
As the dust clears coughing can be heard from the crater.
Zaraki: f’ing b’ard
Zaraki pulls himself out of the crater and looks up towards the roof he just crashed through.
Zaraki: What the f’in hell are you playing at Ichigo!!!!
Ichigo suddenly appears standing next to Zaraki. He stands calm and straight looking at Juha Bach. His Voice is soft as he speaks.
Ichigo: Zaraki san, I told you, everything else can wait until we finish this. If we lose here, then everyone dies anyway. If you wish to settle your squabble personally, then make sure that you don’t lose here.
Zaraki looks at Ichigo for a moment before he starts to stretch and crack his neck.
Zaraki: Hmph, that old fart really did a number on you too didn’t he? You’re no fun anymore.
Zaraki: Well I guess now that I’m here I have no choice, just make sure you give me a good fight once we get back and I might feel merciful.
The sound of someone clapping fills the air. Zaraki turns to see Juha Bach walking towards them clapping his hands together.
Juha Bach: Marvellous, so you have finally arrived. But to come alone, just the two of you? You may be two of the special war potentials but don’t you think you are underestimating us Kurosaki Ichigo.
Juha smiles a big open smile as he spreads his arms out wide. A menacing glint appears in his eye as he says.
Juha Bach: after all, have we not just turned your beloved soul society into a pile of rubble!!
Bach turns quickly to look behind him and grabs bare handed the blade of a sword coming out of his shadow just about to stab him in the back. He holds it there not allowing it move any further.
Juha Bach: Not that I really expected you to come alone, after all, you are on the verge of being wiped out so why hold back anymore.
Shunsui slowly rises out of Bach’s shadow holding his released swords. He strikes down at Juha’s hand with the sword in his left hand. A blinding light envelopes the whole room making everyone squint. As it fades Shunsui appears standing close to Ichigo, he is slightly singed with his cloak sizzling around the edges. In front of Juha Bach you see the wall opposite him blown apart leaving a massive gaping hole. Juha Bach turns around once more to face Ichigo with a smile on his face.
Juha Bach: Going for the decisive blow straightaway? Surely you didn’t think it would be that easy?
Shunsui: Well I was never one to drag things out…but I guess it can’t be helped.
Tremors suddenly shake the hall as explosions sound on the outside one after the other.
Juha Bach: So you didn’t come alone.
Shunsui: We did come to annihilate you after all, no point in holding back now since it’s the endgame.
Bach looks at Shunsui smiling and then begins laughing out loud.
Juha Bach: the endgame? Ha it has barely begun shinigami captain.But yes…let us truly begin the endgame as you say.
Bach holds out his arm, his palm open and facing towards Ichigo.
Juha Bach: *Sankt Swinger – Kui*!!
The ground around Ichigo erupts as he is encircled in towers of reishi shaped like the Quincy Cross. Ichigo stands there in its centre looking at it as Zaraki and Shunsui get pushed back by the force of it.
Juha Bach: Sankt Zwinger Kui, the devourer, is something I originally created for your Captain Commander. It was a needless precaution, however, one it seems that won’t be completely fruitless.
Juha Bach: It is the ultimate defensive form of Sankt Zwinger that utilises any energy used against it to make itself stronger.
Juha Bach spreads his arms out wide either side. As he does so the whole hall is suddenly filled with hundreds of foot soldiers.
Juha Bach: Now stand there and watch helplessly as I destroy the last of your remaining hope!!
Next week 527: Hope
Posted 04 September 2014 - 06:12 PM
No idea where it went as I have no other copies. It was basically the introduction of the character who speaks to juha Bach.
Trying to remember how I did it before was giving me a headache and no matter what I thought of did not feel as good as what I felt the original was. so I've basically rushed it and kept it short and sweet and added it to the next chap to get on with the main plot.
Hope it still flows for you guys.
Bleach 527: Hope
Scene opens up in the palace in Hueco Mundo. The two captains have been joined by Ukitake Joushiro and are fighting off against the mass horde of troops. They look as if they’re getting pushed about but no one seems hurt at all.
You see the many bodies of the troops that have already been cut down littering the floor yet the room is still filled with them.
Ichigo stands within the cage of Reiatsu calm and straight watching it all.
Zaraki is surrounded by himself fighting a mass of troops. You can see him laughing as he swings his sword each one cutting down a foe. Shunsui and Jushiro are standing back to back taking down a horde of troops that are attacking them.
Shunsui: There was no need for you to come in here, we could have handled these troops.
Jushiro: I thought it best after I felt the attack on Ichigo san, tch, all his troops are going to get massacred and he just plans to stand there smiling and watch.
Shunsui: Well they are only pawns after all, it seems their job is only to tire us out so that we’ll be easy pickings later.
Jushiro: It’s like Aizen all over again.
Shunsui suddenly spins around on the spot whipping both his swords out wide. *Bushogoma*!! Twin blades of wind fly out encircling half a dozen troops in a tornado and then blasting them away.
Shunsui: What we need to do first is somehow get Kurosaki san out of there. We will need his help to finish this, especially if we have to go up against Zanka no Tachi.
Jushiro: We’ve not been able to get close to him since this battle started, however when our eyes made contact earlier he mouthed the word bankai to me whilst shaking his head and pointing to Juha Bach.
Shunsui: …So it seems Kurosaki san is aware of what your Bankai is then.
Jushiro: Yes, and also that I run the risk of it being stolen if I try to use it to free him.
Shunsui: So then, we either try to distract Bach and take the risk or we find another way of releasing Ichigo
Suddenly an arrow flies right between them and pierces the chest of one of the troops attacking them. They both look around in surprise and see Bach, about halfway across the room, holding out his bow smiling and looking towards them. Bach speaks and his voice is eerily clear even amongst the din of battle.
Bach: How easy do you think it will be to distract me?
Jushiro: He’s been listening to everything we’ve been saying!!
Bach looks at them and gives them a massive grin.
Scene Change to Ichigo
He stands in the centre of the area surrounded by the pillars of reiatsu. His sword is planted on the ground in front of him and his hands are resting on its hilt. The energy released and flowing between the pillars emits a crackling and humming sound which completely blocks out the noise of the battle going on outside.
Next to Ichigo you see Zangetsu standing, his black cloak spreads out all around him giving off black flames. A voice can be heard seemingly coming from the flames.
Ryujin Jaka: They have some skill these soldiers.
Zangetsu: But nowhere near enough to defeat the captains that are standing here.
Ryujin Jaka: That was not their purpose to begin with.
Zangetsu: There does not seem to be a single stern ritter amongst them.
Ryujin Jaka: Ichigo, what do you plan to do? We cannot continue watching as both our fronts get attacked.
Ichigo: … Soul Society will have to hold its own for the time being, as for here, we just need to wait for our distraction to arrive.
Ichigo: He’s been watching this fight since it started, it’s just a matter of when he plans on making his move.
Scene change back to Bach
The battle rages on, Zaraki Kenpachi being swallowed by wave upon wave of foot soldiers and the other two captains fighting in unison.
Juha Bach is watching the fights with a faint smile and a questioning look on his face.
Bach: Jugo, observe the 2 captains fighting, what do you see?
The underling that has always been with Bach takes a step forward and focuses on the two captains.
Jugo: As two of the oldest captains of the Gotei 13 they seem to be fighting as expected, effortlessly taking out all the foot soldiers.
Jugo: but their gazes are distant. They're not focused on the fight at all, their attention is on something else.
Bach: yes, which means something interesting should happen soon. Jugo, proceed with the plan.
Jugo bows and disappears. Bach transfers his gaze over Ichigo who is still standing firm with his sword planted out in the ground in front of him.
Bach: (Even confined and at a disadvantage he's oozing confidence. He stands more at ease than most people in their own homes.)
Bach grins widely as he gazes at Ichigo. A fleeting glimmer of surprise crosses his face before he grins widely once more.
Bach: Your detainment must have really had an impact on you, or did you really think you could evade my senses with such poor skill.
He turns his head to look towards his right, a few dozen feet away the air shimmers and Aizen appears standing, his sword drawn. He has a faint smile on his face as he looks at Bach.
Aizen: Evade? I'm afraid you're mistaken, I'm supposed to be the backup.
Scene Change to Soul Society
Five of the Stern Ritter stand together surveying Soul society. One of them, Sternritter E Bambietta Basterbine, has a sulky look on her face.
Bambietta: seems like a lot of this place managed to survive, sigh.
Sternritter F, Mazrim (the one with the hood up): Are you still sulking about the Bankai’s? get over it will you.
Bambietta: Well it isn’t fair, why do I have to get the slowest and most boring one?! Darius didn’t even manage to capture one and yet he was still given one better than mine.
Sternritter D, Darius: Like you did much to capture yours, just coz you managed to pop out in front of a captain doesn’t mean you get any extra brownie points. Anyway it’s not my fault As Nodt managed to get himself killed.
The Sternritter next to Darius starts to swing the medallion around on his finger.
Sternritter J, Logain: And don’t you go saying anything to me, it took a lot more effort getting hold of this after Overkill got himself handed one than you just standing around waiting for some captain to say Bankai.
Mazrim: Enough!! I think it’s about time we began or would you rather explain to Bach sama why everything is still standing when he arrives and see’s you lot there squabbling.
Bambietta: (Cold as bloody ever)
Mazrim: Voldo, I think you should do the introductions.
To the side the masked Sternritter steps forward and lifts up his medallion.
Sternritter V, Voldo: With pleasure, *Bankai, Jakuhourai kouben*
A pillar of Reiatsu shoots up into the air from the medallion and Voldo. You see Voldo now wearing the Bankai of Sui-Fong. The missile launcher and face shield encasing his right arm. He points the missile towards the built up area some distant away, lines up his shot and fires the missile. It storms towards the centre of the area where it explodes. The sternritters are all pushed back a little, the shockwave of the explosion catching them by surprise. The whole area is blinded by light and smoke.
As the light and smoke clear you see that no sign of the buildings or rubble that was there before remains, all that is left is massive crater in the ground.
???: Oi hoi hoi! Isn’t that a little over the top or are you just having fun with your new toys?
The sternritters all turn around in surprise, not more than fifty feet away stand Uryuu, Ryuken and Isshin. Isshin has a big grin on his face.
Isshin: Not that we mind by the way
Uryuu: all the people were evacuated quite a while back.
Isshin: So if you guys want to be the clean-up crew then don’t let us stop you.
Bambietta: Clean-up crew?!! You idiots! You’ve fallen right into our trap. We were told to hunt out whoever was left to defend this place and finish them off.
Logain begins to walk forward, swinging his medallion on his finger as he does.
Logain: Though I do not believe these are the ones his majesty wished hunted, although they have saved us the time of having to hunt them down later.
As he says this Ryuken begins to walk forward as well, Logain halts observing him as he walks. Ryuken stops about 10 feet way from Logain and looks him directly in the eyes. He takes a long drag of his cigarette.
Ryuken: Hunt?...since when do rats get sent to hunt wolves?
He takes another long drag of his cigarette and then takes the cigarette and flicks at Logain. It bounces of Logains chest dropping to the ground in front of him, without looking at it Logain crushes it beneath his boot. His face is all serious now and you can see anger boiling under that hard expression.
Logain: Leave them to me, there are only 3 of them. Go and find the Zero squad and finish them before his majesty arrives.
The other Stern Ritters disappear immediately without hesitating. Ryuken turns his head sideways to see the two people behind him, he nods and both Isshin and Uryuu disappear too.
Logain: Hah, you expect to fight me on your own!
Ryuken just watches Logain with an indifferent gaze as if he was no threat at all. He takes out another cigarette and lights it up taking a long drag.
Logain:…What do you even think you can do against me?
He spreads his arms out wide indicating to the surroundings
Logain: Have you not seen the devastation we bring?!
Ryuken still watches him with the same eyes for a few moments before taking a long sigh.
Ryuken: Let me observe the niceties by first introducing myself.
Ryuken: My name is Ishida Ryuken, son of Ishida Souken, Inheritor of the title Last Quincy.
Ryuken takes another long drag on his cigarette
Ryuken: and I have come to teach you children why playing Qunicy is bad for your health.
Next week 528 & 529: The Last Quincy
Posted 05 September 2014 - 05:58 PM
Bleach 528 & 529: The Last Quincy
Scene opens where it left off in soul society.
Ryuken stands facing off against Logain. He stands quite relaxed with his left hand in his pocket and his right hand holding his cigarette.
Logain has a slightly surprised look on his face as he stares at Ryuken.
Logain: So you are Ishida Ryuken, hmph, his majesty speaks highly of you, even if you have chosen to forsake the Quincy.
An arrow explodes into Logain’s back making him stumble forward a step.
Ryuken: Lesson 1, Children should not involve themselves in the matters of adults…and lowly Arrancars should know better than to speak of the Quincy in front of me.
Logain stares at Ryuken who hasn’t moved an inch or even changed his stance. His face however has gone deathly serious.
Logain: (How did he?! He hasn’t created a bow or even flinched! How did he get that arrow behind me?!) …So, you noticed I was an Arrancar.
Ryuken takes another long slow drag from his cigarette.
Logain: You realise don’t you that you don’t stand a chance against me, against any of us.
Logain: huh, thanks to his Majesties techniques we have far surpassed you and your archaic way of doing things. We are the new Quincy! You should just die out already “last Quincy”!!
Ryuken has a flashback of when he was slightly younger, he stands before his father who is holding out a pentagram medallion
Ishida Souken: You have now inherited all my techniques Ryuken, it is time for you to learn the true history of the Quincy.
Flashback changes to a time slightly further ahead.
Ishida Souken: Always remember the path we have chosen Ryuken and why, honour our choice.
Ryuken: Yes father
Ishida Souken: The right path to tread is never the easiest. The easiest path may bring the quickest rewards but never the most.
Ishida Souken: never let the allure or glamour distract you from the truth, last quincy.
The flashback ends as another arrow strikes Logain in the back making him stagger forward.
Logain: argh (there is definitely nobody else here, so how is he shooting me?!)
Ryuken: Lesson 2, children should know better than to preach to their seniors…and they should never fail to learn Lesson 1.
Logain:… I’m gonna-
Ryuken: I have no desire to dirty my hands with you any more than I have to, so you get this one chance. Return the stolen medallion and skulk back to hueco mundo if you wish to live.
Logain suddenly disappears and appears flying 100 yards behind Ryuken. His bow is already formed in his hand and 3 huge arrows are already halfway to striking Ryuken.
The ground beneath Ryuken’s feet explodes outward into a cloud of dust. Ryuken goes flying straight up into the air narrowly dodging the arrows, he still has one hand in his pocket whilst he takes a drag from his cig. His movement seems completely effortless.
Logain: ?! I didn’t see him move again, so what was that explosion and why did he go flying up into the air...did he shoot an arrow into the ground?!!
Ryuken: you can use Hirenkyaku fairly well considering your handicap. I’m quite impressed, If I had to grade you I’d give you a 4.
Logain halts, watching as Ryuken casually falls down headfirst towards the ground, at the last minute Ryuken twists and lands on his feet.
Logain: my handicap? What handicap?!
Ryuken Suddenly appears standing with one foot on Logain’s shoulder. The cigarette is in his mouth now and with his right hand he is spinning a de-activated seele Schneider on his index finger.
Ryuken: That you’re not a Quincy of course.
Logain vanishes, re-appearing about 50 yards away facing towards Ryuken who lightly drops to the ground.
Ryuken: That one was much scruffier; you get a 2 for that.
Logain: (even though he has not advanced any of his techniques his skills are nothing to be sniffed at, I can’t even follow his movements and yet he doesn’t even seem to be trying).
Ryuken: decided to take the sensible option yet…?
Logain: Your skills are certainly impressive, though it’s my own fault for taking the title of ‘last Quincy’ so lightly.
Logain: I should have realised that there was only one way we could fight here, by the very techniques that you forsook.
Logain grips his medallion and raises his hand high, a beam of light shoots out from the ground, rising high forming a pentagram at the top. Wings grow out of Logains back as his form changes and a pentagram appears over his head like a hat.
Scene changes to Hueco Mundo with Aizen still facing off against Juha Bach.
Juha Bach looks in the direction of Joushiro in surprise. An explosion of reitsu spreads out in a circle from Joushiro. The mass of troops surrounding him get blasted back in all directions, even Shunsui gets pushed back with the force of the reiatsu. As Joushiro straightens up from his fighting stance nothing seems to have changed about his attire. Both his swords look exactly the same apart from two things. They are no longer connected by the rope as they were in Shikai form. Their colour has also changed, one has a black hilt and white blade whilst the other has a black blade and white hilt. Behind him in the air (similar to Hitsugaya’s bankai) 9 huge cards (similar to the ones that were linking his swords in shikai form but larger) are floating in the air. They are arrayed like a diamond, 3 in the middle, 2 above and below them, and a single one above and below those.
Juha Bach turns to look at Aizen
Juha Bach: So you think you can stop me from taking his Bankai?
Aizen: Hmmmm, I think I already have. As I see it you have to be stationary to steal it from him and the process may be fast but I doubt its instant.
Juha Bach: …
Aizen: So the question is, if you can’t dodge, then do you think your Blut Vene is strong enough to block my attack?
Juha Bach: …and what makes you think that his Bankai can remove a technique that I created to seal Yamamoto himself?
Aizen smiles at Juha Bach as he speaks as if he finds his question extremely funny.
Aizen: Well, as I think it has just been proven, it’s not always about power and strength but about having the right counter for your opponent.
Aizen: and in any case, the bankai of Ukitake san has a splendid ability.
Juha Bach: So you know what it is.
Aizen: I’ve read of it, though it will be my first time seeing Namiutsu umi to ikari no name.
Juha Bach: the rippling sea…and waves of rage…
Aizen: Indeed, in fact I'm very looking forward to seeing it.
Bach tenses and directs his gaze to joushiro once more. Joushiro is running towards Ichigo, all the soldiers near him have been blown away, yet there still remains a good six lines of troops blocking his way to Ichigo. Bach looks back at Aizen.
Juha Bach: Really?! Heh heh, I wonder what it could be?
Aizen stares at Bach in confusion for a moment and then a look of surprise crosses his face, he turns to look at Joushirou. Shunsui has blown away the troops blocking the way, Joushiro leaps forward and strikes towards. There is an almighty explosion as everything and everyone in or around the barrier is blown high up into the air. You see Joushiro, unconscious, the highest of them all now falling, his swords slipping out of his hands.
Aizen turns to look once again at Bach who now has a massive grin across his face.
Aizen: So you were just playing the fool and toying with us.
Juha Bach: Namiutsu umi to ikari no name, a Bankai that absorbs any expelled force, be it reiatsu or merely the physical force of a slash, and stores it in one of its 9 Talismans. From which the users reiatsu can be added to increase the power or speed and then released at will. It truly is a splendid ability.
Juha Bach: and if you wish to look at anyone with those admonishing eyes then maybe look at yourself. You were aware that I knew what his bankai was and yet still you let me lead you into this trap. I don’t think you were so naïve in the past Aizen.
Juha Bach: so, did you have a plan B?
Scene change to soul Society
Logain: Look upon it! The Quincy Volstandig that you chose to reject. The pinnacle of a Quincies ability taken to new heights and yet you chose to reject it just because it was created by his majesty.
Logain disappears again this time appearing right behind Ryuken and grabbing both of his arms just above the wrists and pulling them back and apart so he can’t move.
Logain: and now you can’t shoot any arrows. Do you see now what you rejected, what we gladly accepted? This is how easy it was to take out the last Quincy and with this you and your antiquated ideals will die out with you.
Ryuken’s head is tilted slightly downwards as if he is looking down at the ground. His face looks sad more than anything else. He lets out a long sigh.
Ryuken: …I do not like my elders being spoken ill of, so before the end I’ll enlighten you.
Ryuken: Your Quincy Vollstanding wasn’t some crowning achievement for the Quincy, it was despicable abomination.
Ryuken: there were two reasons why the Quincies chose to reject your master and this ability. One, though it increases your ability to absorb reiatsu you lose the ability to control it.
Logain: Control it? What are you talking about?
Ryuken: Since you were never a Quincy you’d never know, a Quincy can control what reitsu they take and how much they take. In this way they can ensure they do not cause any harm to any living thing. However your ability, especially Sklaverei, takes every last shred of reitsu from any of the targets around you, completely destroying and eradicating them, this is abhorrent to a Quincy whose mission is to protect.
Ryuken: and the main reason why we rejected your Quincy Vollstanding is because it was a path leading us to weakness and decadence.
Logain: You still say this whilst I hold you at my mercy?!
Ryuken: Hard work always triumphs over easy gain, didn’t you know that. No matter whether it is strength, speed, reflexes, whatever it is, and your ability is just the easy way out.
Logain: huh, as if-
Ryuken: Rule Number 13; a Quincy that requires his hands to fight is not a true Quincy.
Ryuken kicks out his right leg in front of him and at the same time raises the heel of his left foot higher into the air standing only on the front part of his left foot. A massive bow appears between his feet with an arrow aiming down the middle, the string being pulled back by the toe of the right foot whilst the heel of the left holds against the centre of the bow making it tilt up with it. The arrow fires at Logain’s chest at point blank range and explodes covering the area dust. Ryuken appears about 30 or so feet away from it still standing at ease.
As the dust clears you see Logain standing roughly where he was before, his left arm and shoulder are no longer there. His chest is blackened singed from the explosion. He stands there panting looking towards Ryuken.
Ryuken: you managed to move just enough so you didn’t take it in the chest, your reaction is impressive.
Logain: How…How can you be this strong without Vollstanding. Even my Blut Vene couldn’t stop it!!
Ryuken: I’ve already said it, your Vollstanding is a weakness. Your master wished to rebuild the Quincy, but he did not wish to take the time it takes to train them properly, even if he was willing, there are not many people who have the talent and the mental traits to become a full quincy. His answer to this was the Vollstanding.
Logain:… I don’t-
Ryuken: Even amongst all the quincy in our prime there were only a few that could attain what is the pinnacle of our abilities. Those that were considered to have the potential to go all the way were presented with the Sanrei glove.
Ryuken: It seems you know of that too, but I suppose your master saw it fit to only tell you about the basics of it.
Ryuken: The glove is the Quincies most precious training tool. You may be aware of the first part of the training and what happens if you were to take it off.
Logain: The letzt Stil
Ryuken: The letzt Stil was a side effect of taking the glove off early not an ability of it.
Logain: taking it off early?
Ryuken: The initial stage of the training with the senrei glove and the Letzt Still were the only things that the majority of normal qunicy knew. This was simply because in 95 % of cases these were the end results. What they weren’t aware of was that there were further stages of training past the initial stage if the user had the skill to advance that far before they were forced to use the Letzt Still.
Ryuken: A Quincy that has mastered the ability to control his reiatsu to such an extent that he is not burned out by the removal of the glove has taken the first step towards reaching the absolute heights of a Quincy.
Logain stands there panting looking at Ryuken for a few seconds. He slowly raises his right arm straight up once more, holding out his pentagram.
Logain: So what, we’re the bad little boys because we found an easier way and you’re the good little boy who trained harder for longer? It makes no difference!! We will still win this war and you will still go to your grave, thanks to this!!
*Bankai! Koko Gonryo Rikyu*!!
A bolt of lightning bursts out from the medallion and shoots into the sky transforming into a dome of lightning far above his head. A large number of lightning pillars fasten it to the ground. A single pillar reaches from the top of the dome toward the sky which has now significantly darkened.
A bolt of lightning shoots down striking towards Ryuken, as it almost reaches his head it veers sharply curving down around him to strike the ground at his feet, it travels the ground around him forming a circle. the effect it leaves behind is as if Ryuken has a bubble of lightning surrounding him.
Logain:!! How…how is it possible? Not even Sklaveri could absorb reishi fast enough to stop a lightning bolt!
Ryuken raises his hand slighty, palm up, to about chest height, you can see the reishi being absorbed around his hand.
Ryuken: I’m not stopping it.
Ryuken: Stopping it would take up too muich energy and would still cause some damage. However, for someone who has completely mastered the ability to control reishi, diverting it is simple enough.
Logains eyes focus on the electricity continuously swirling around Ryukens feet.
Logain: You…can deflect such powerful reishi? And control it long enough to absorb it??!
Ryuken sighs, he moves his right foot slightly ahead of him. He curls inward the thumb and the two small fingers in his right hand, he tenses his middle and forefinger and pulls them up slightly.
High above logain a gigantic bow appears with an equally large arrow drawn.
Logain: (This is just like bach sama’s?!!!)
Ryuken: You were right earlier of underestimating the title of the ‘ last Quincy’.
Ryuken: it does not naively refer to something as merely the last of the quincy
Ryuken: it refers to the last true Quincy master left alive in this world!
Ryuken mimics a releasing motion with his fingers and the arrow fires down from the sky, it blasts through the dome and crashes down upon Logain obliterating everything in a blaze of light.
Scene Change to Hueco Mundo
Aizen is still facing off against Juha Bach, the rest of the battlefield seems to be focused on one are which is around Zaraki Kenpachi. You can see no sign of the other two captains.
Aizen: It seems as if I have no other choice but to put my life on the line.
Aizen sheathes his sword.
Bach: ?! I may not understand your intent Aizen, but ask yourself, is there any point? I will fight and defeat Kurosaki Ichigo at my leisure so what purpose does it serve for you die trying to release him.
Aizen smiles as he puts his hands together as if about to pray.
Aizen: You have your plans as I’m sure he has his.
A voice can suddenly be heard speaking high above over where Ichigo is trapped. It sounds eerily like Aizens.
Aizen: "Seeping crest of turbidity. Piercing blade, shattering shield. Arrogant vessel of lunacy! Boil forth and deny! Rise and sink, pull and throw!
Bach looks in the direction of the voice in surprise and then back at Aizen. The image of Aizen wavers as if an image in water rippling.
Bach: Are those-!!
Bach flies towards the direction of the voice, he brings out his sword as he’s flying raising it high above him readying it to strike.
Joushiro suddenly appears in front of him holding out both his swords. His clothes are torn and tattered and he looks pretty roughed up but still capable of fighting. The 9 talismans behind him are all full.
Joushiro: You were aware of what my bankai was, you should have been prepared for this!
A gigantic blast fires out of both of his blades and envelops Bach before he even has a chance to stop or change direction.
Aizen’s voice can still be heard in the background.
Aizen: Grow numb and flicker! Disrupt sleep! Cower in the Dark, flee from death! Crawling queen of iron! laugh! Cry! Eternally self-destructing doll of mud! Unite! Repulse! Dreams, heavens, earth and air! Fill with soil and know your own powerlessness!
As the torrent of energy continues to be fired of Joushiro’s blade you notice that as it goes past the point where Bach was its turning into two smaller streams on energy.
The streams suddenly merge together once more as Bach appears far above it. His right hand, arm have been completely blackened and trails of blood can be seen going down and dripping of his fingers. His cloak has been completely ripped away.
Bach: Did you really think, even catching me by surprise, that something like that would finish me?!
Joushiro: …No, it was just meant to slow you down.
Aizen: Let eternity itself be scarred! *Hado 90: Kurohitsugi! , Hado 97: Sekai no dibaida!!*
Next week Bleach 530: Allies
Edited by woody3162, 05 September 2014 - 06:00 PM.
Posted 06 September 2014 - 04:03 AM
Hope you're enjoying this so far. Since I've had to this previously as it confused people I thought I'd write a brief explanation on the whole Bach conversations/scenes in the last couple of chapters just in case it confused anyone here.
If it was confusing, my apologies, it's mostly because I've had to write extracts multiple times because I've lost the originals.
The whole Bach/ Aizen/Captains situation can be summed up with eIther a 'Bluf'f or 'Double Bluff'!
Bach indicates that he's keeping an eye on the captains and will stop them using their Bankai to release Ichigo.
This is his Bluff (because he doesn't really care because he knows it won't work)
Aizen and the Captains lead him to believe that they've managed to figure out a way to use their Bankai and stop him from taking them.
This is their Bluff (because Aizen has already figured out this won't work and has come up with an alternate plan. The reason for the charade is so that Bach is distracted whilst the real Aizen gets into place and for Joushiro to get some power in those talismans to slow down Bach).
Hope that helps, of anyone has any questions, feedback etc please let me know.
Posted 07 September 2014 - 07:37 AM
Scene opens up high upon a rooftop somewhere overlooking soul society. The 6 members of the the Zero squad are all there. Three of them are still unconscious with Shizen heavily bandaged. Wairudo and the other two members of Zero squad stand around them. They are all still fully masked apart from Shizen whose mask lies broken next to her.
Wairudo: Shizen is still in critical condition but I think she should be able to pull through. What is the condition of the other two Zenmaru?
Zenmaru: I’m not too sure, they seem like they’ve just been knocked out but they have been unconscious for quite some time.
Wairudo: hmmm, fine, we’ll leave them here for the moment. They should be secure enough this far away whilst we-
Suddenly far below four massive explosions occur simultaneously. Pillars of reiatsu rise high into the Sky from each location. The explosions are soo large that they can be seen clearly from where the zero squad are standing.
Zero Squad: ?!!!
Zenmaru: what the-
Wairudo: so it seems the rest of them aren’t wasting anytime.
Zenmaru: what do you mean?
Wairudo: Mine and your perception isn’t as good as Ginrei’s, especially at this distance. He noticed 4 other similar presences from where that other one was fighting.
Ginrei: They left just before the fight, I believe their intent is to draw us out and face off with us here.
Wairudo: I doubt it’s their intent
Ginrei: indeed, Bach probably just wishes to keep us from joining the fight in Hueco Mundo and use up any energy fighting here before he comes.
Wairudo: Either way he forces our hand, we can’t leave them be here, left unchecked they could reduce everything to dust.
Zenmaru: There’s only three of us at the moment, we’ll have to leave the fourth one to whoever finishes first.
Ginrei: Unless they decide to join in on one of the other battles.
Wairudo:… No it seems like that won’t be necessary, one of them has already been engaged.
Wairudo: Go, don’t waste any time in wiping them out.
Zenmaru flash steps away, however both Wairudo and Ginrei stay where they are. Wairudo turns his head slightly to look towards Ginrei.
Wairudo: So you’re staying then Ginrei
Wairudo: Do you plan on defending him?
Ginrei: I would never ask you to break the rules captain.
Wairudo:… No… you wouldn’t would you, fine I’ll hear what he has to say.
Ginrei: Thank you.
Suddenly Byakuya flash steps before the both of them. He’s facing away from them and is down on one knee. He is holding a person in either arm. He rises and begins to turn around. As he turns you see that the person in his right arm is Hanatoro, as he turns around fully you see that the other person in his left arm is Orihime. He lets go of both of them letting them stand on their own. They both look a little worried and unsure, looking around as if wondering where they are.
Wairudo: The human girl?!
Wairudo: …So that’s how you’ve managed to rise so quickly from your deathbed. How did you bring her here? All exits in and out are being watched, it would be impossible for her to come through one of them unscathed!
Ginrei: I think I may be able to answer that question.
Ginrei: Since I am no longer the head of the Kuchiki clan I am no longer bound by the rules forbidding the mention of a small private portal located deep within the Kuchiki Mansion which leads to the human world. It can only be used by the clan head or with the permission of the clan head and only in great need.
Wairudo: I see...as obvious as your intentions are, out of respect for Ginrei I have decided to hear what you have to say. Hurry up and say what you have to say so that we can clean up your mess.
Byakuya looks at Wairudo for a moment, he then takes a step forwad and gets down on one knee bowing his head in front of Wairudo.
Byakuya: Captain Wairudo of the Zero Squad, I have come seeking your permission to perform Harakiri.
Scene Change to Ryuken
Ryuken stands amongst the rubble of the battlegroundwith a cigarette in his mouth. Dust and smoke still trail the air from the battle.
Ryuken: (refusing to use your hollow powers to the end, I’ll give you this much, you at least fought with the heart of a Quincy).
Uryuu appears a little way off looking at the destruction around him.
Ryuken: I thought I told you to go.
Uryuu:…I wasn’t sure if you would be ok…I didn’t think that you would win so easily.
Ryuken: You’ll realise it yourself once you fight them, they’re nothing more than grunts.
Uryuu: How can you say that?!! These grunts took down the whole of soul society!!
Ryuken: After they neutralised their bankai!
Ryuken: Their tactics and battle strategy may have been perfect but do you think it would have been that easy for them if the captains could have utilised their bankai?
Ryuken: in terms of battle experience and skill alone this one would not have even made it into the espada.
Uryuu: …well if this is all they’re capable of then why do you look so worried? This means we stand a better chance of defeating them.
Ryuken: no…it doesn’t.
Ryuken suddenly senses something and looks off into the distance.
Ryuken: damn, he’s already started.
Uryuu: Do you think he’s going to be ok on his own?
Ryuken:…he’s not had to fight for quite some time so he’s still pretty rusty. Hurry up and find the medallion amongst that charred rubble so we can go and help him.
Scene change to Byakuya
Wairudo stares down at the kneeling Kuchiki Byakuya in surprise and shock.
Wairudo: What the hell are you talking about?!
Byakuya: Thus far all that I have done is to have brought disgrace the Kuchiki name.
Byakuya: I as the head of the house was unable to protect them from the enemy and even allowed Senbonzakura to be stolen…all I have done so far is to shame and disgrace the name of house Kuchiki…and now you have left me with no other option but to disgrace it further therefore-
Wairudo: I have?!!
Byakuya: You as the Zero squad now stand as highest ranking authority within soul society.
Byakuya: You have forbidden us to engage the enemy under any circumstance, you have ordered us to go away and hide and let you deal with this
Byakuya: I may not be able wipe away the shame I’ve brought to the Kuchiki name but I am now unable to try and atone for it as well. If I attempt to fight the enemy and recover Senbonzakura I will be disobeying orders and acting as a rebel no better than the vermin attacking us and shaming the Kuchiki clan further… and if I cower behind your protection after all this…
Wairudo stares down at Byakuya, his face now no longer surprised but hard and stern.
Wairudo: So… you would rather I grant you an easy way out by allowing you a honourable death or do you foolishly believe that this pathetic act will make me change my mind and let you fight!
Byakuya stays silent and still, still kneeling and head bowed in front of Wairudo. Ginrei takes a few steps forward and now stands to one side of Wairudo.
Ginrei: Captain, please do not mistake the intentions of the man bowed before you.
Ginrei: Please, look carefully captain, look carefully at the man who has his head bowed and kneels there.
Ginrei: The man pleading before you is not a captain of the Gotei 13.
Wairudo:? What do you-
Ginrei: Kneeling, pleading before you is the 28th head of the Kuchiki clan, Kuchiki Byakuya.
Scene Change to Hueco Mundo
Aizen: Let eternity itself be scarred! *Hado 90: Kurohitsugi, Hado: 97: Sekei no dibaida!!*
Around ichigo’s prison on all sides the blackish purple boxes of energy rise. They do not touch his prison but are no more than a foot away as they rise up from all four sides covering it completely. You see Ichigo looking impassively up towards Aizen as they finally envelope the last few inches .
Aizen turns sideways slightly bringing his left arm forward, he extends it moving it away from the rest of his body, aiming it straight down towards where Ichigo was. His arm is beginning glow blue, the intensity increasing by the second until his arm can no longer be distinguished. Energy bursts out like raging torrent from his shoulder area shooting backwards, the blinding energy surrounding his arm begins to swirl travelling down towards his hands and forming into a point. Below him Kurohitsugi is stretching and contracting as it distorts the time and space inside itself. Aizen’s arm sways as the energy builds into that small point, the effort clearly showing on his face as he struggles to control it. With a great roar he tries to bring it back into line as laser beam shoots out striking the ground about 15 feet away from Kurohitsugi. It moves towards it, meeting not in the centre but to one side, slicing through it in one single effortless sweep. The whole of Kurohitsugi explodes in one momentous burst of energy bigger than anything we’ve seen before. Everyone around it jumps as far away as possible as the energy expels itself rushing outwards in every direction. The only person still stationary is Aizen who is high above it looking completely drained. As the wave of energy surrounds him and carries him away with it you see that his left arm is completely gone all the way up to the shoulder.
Joushiro appears a safe distance away from the explosion.
Ichigo also appears next to him looking a little singed but relatively unhurt.
Joushiro: !! Ichigo, how did you manage to-
Ichigo: We had an idea as to what he was planning so waited for the crack to appear in Sankt Zwinger Kui to instantly flash step out of there. How about Kyoraku san he-
Shunsui appears beside them at that moment. His clothes look battered and torn and he has a few cuts but still seems ok.
Shunsui: I’m fine Kurosaki san, I just had to play dead for a little while for our ploy to work.
Jousiro: Aizen sure planned it well, whatever else you say about him his genius has few equals.
Shunsui stares at the energy from the explosion still spreading out, his face all serious and thoughtful.
Shunsui: Aye, and his skill. I never thought I'd ever again see someone that could control Sekei no dibaida.
Shunsui: I wonder what you could have said to him Ichigo kun to make him risk and sacrifice so much.
Ichigo looks down towards the ground. Amongst all the devastation and rubble his gaze rests on the battered body of Aizen.
Ichigo: ...He’s still alive, if barely. He would have been aware that Inoue would be able to heal his arm and any injuries if he survived.
Joushiro: Ichigo, I think you’re mistaking what Kyoraku means.
Jousiro: The Hado’s 90 and above are all forbidden due to the danger they pose either to the user or to others. Essentially they are considered too dangerous to be used under any circumstance and so forbidden.
Shunsui: Hado 97 is one of the most dangerous because of the risk it poses to both the user AND to everyone else.
Jousiro: It’s called the *Divider of worlds* because it doesn’t simply destroy anything it touches, it completely removes it from existence.
Joushiro: and the force it requires to be controlled is...immense…most would end up going out of control destroying everything until it completely obliterated them.
Shunsui: You misunderstood my meaning of sacrifice too Ichigo san, I was not just referring to his arm. This Hado requires a sacrifice to be used… or more accurately it converts the sacrifice and uses it to compound it's power.
Shunsui: The sacrifice it requires is a part of your soul.
Shunsui: it curses a part of your soul, in this case it would be the amount that forms up his arm… I do not doubt that Inoue san may be able to regenerate his arm, but I’m afraid that that part of his soul that has been cursed is gone forever... He will forever have to bear the pain of his soul being torn apart
Joushiro:… and his health and stamina will never be the same too.
Bach: I SEE!!!
The loud voice carries over the noise of the still crumbling palace. They all turn their head to see Bach watching and listening to them from afar. His arm is still bloodied but he seems to have avoided the blast completely and even though he has been injured he grins widely.
Bach: Even though I knew of that Hado I never knew it carried such risks, though I suppose that was due to my tutelage being cut short when I was with Shikeguni Yamamoto.
He meets Ichigo’s eyes, his grin turning hard and eyes menacing.
Bach: So what do you think you can accomplish now Kurosaki Ichigo, has your early release been worthy of the price that’s had to be paid.
Ichigo stares at him, his gaze still expressionless. He speaks softly
Ichigo: Kyoraku san, Ukitake san, please stay back and cover me
Jousiro: but kuro-
Ichigo speeds straight towards Bach, his sword raised in a striking motion.
Bach: (it doesn’t matter if your power increases tenfold Kurosaki Ichigo, you still remain a child easily led).
Ichigo disappears less than 20 feet away from Bach and appears about the same distance away diagonally behind him.
A blazing arc of black flames is released from Ichigo’s blade, heading towards Bach, as he slashes down. As it explodes the whole area around them is covered by white smoke. Ichigo tries to peer through the smoke to see what remains of Bach, as he does he wipes his face as the smoke stings his skin. A look of surprise crosses his face and he glances at his hand as he pulls it away.
Ichigo: This isn’t smoke. Its mist?!
Bach: ha ha, did you really think that it would be that easy Kurosaki Ichigo?!
As the mist clears Ichigo sees Bach standing perfectly relaxed smiling whilst in front of him, in her released form, with her blade drawn stands Tier Harribel.
Next Week Bleach 531: The Lines Drawn
Posted 08 September 2014 - 04:02 PM
Scene Opens up in outer Hueco Mundo
As far as the eye can see all you can see are hollows, menos , arrancar and Quincy foot soldiers. The army is so huge and are so thickly pressed together that it is difficult to see the ground between them even as they move. You view them from high above in the air, looking down on them and you see hundreds upon hundreds of them as you pan around. They are all focused and heading in one direction, directly beneath you. As you look down you see, close to one side of the immense palace, most of the captains fighting. They’re all roughly in one large area around 50 square feet wide, fending off against the onslaught of the army. They seem to be pushed, having to dodge and counter multiple attacks but though some seemed to be fatigued and have a few scratches none seem seriously hurt. You see Nemu, carrying Kurotsuchi Mayuri’s released sword, flitting between captains and enemies slashing at them and then disappearing, her victims collapsing or standing paralysed until they are cut down by the captains or mowed down by the troops rushing in from behind them. As you look even closer you see that the oncoming army seem to be slashing thin air or their own troops a lot more than striking at the captains. As you look back up into the air you see Shinji and Kurotsuchi Mayuri hovering high in the sky above them. Shinji has his sword released and is spinning it around with his hand. Kurotsuchi Mayuri seems to just be standing there next to him doing nothing. Flash stepping around them are the other Vaizard captains in their hollow forms taking out all enemies that attack them.
Shinji (smiling): Doesn’t this seem a little too easy Mayuri? I mean where are those guys that took our Bankai’s?
Shinji: We're not even being pushed here, what is Bach trying to do, wear us out?
Shinji:…?! Hey 2nd place! You’re taking it a little too easy aren’t you? Letting your vice captain do all the work whilst you just watch the show, you could at least make some conversation?!
A vein on Mayuri’s forehead throbs as he turns to look at him.
Mayuri: 2nd place?
Shinji (Grinning): Well you’d never beat Kisuke in a beauty contest now would you heh.
Mayuri’s expression sours even further, he looks down towards the ground.
Mayuri: Nemu, get up here!
A moment later Nemu appears beside them panting and sweating all over. Mayuri takes back his sword and hands her two bottles.
Mayuri: Use these now and don’t get injured, I don’t have time to waste healing you.
Namu: yes mayuri sama
Nemu disappears heading back towards the battle, Shinji whistles a low shrill whistle.
Shinji: You are a slave driver aren’t you or is it that you just like seeing her glistening like that.
Mayuri: Huh, do you really wish to have your life taken by me?
Shinji: fine fine, but can you explain what the hell is going on here because something doesn’t seem right.
Mayuri: In fact everything would seem perfectly normal if you had a little more brain cells to use.
Shinji: What?! We’re bloody wiping them out down there and we’re not even trying! How is that normal in this situation?!
Mayuri: (sighs) we have been unable to leave Hueco Mundo since the moment we arrived.
Mayuri: when the portal we came through closed that wasn’t by my action, the connection was somehow cut off. Since then I have been trying to connect a portal to Soul Society continuously but have been unable to do so.
Mayuri: Something or someone is destroying the connections I am trying to make to form a portal which means we are stuck here indefinitely. Therefore if you presume that Bach’s plan was to wear us down before he killed us or to trap us here whilst he destroyed soul society-
Mayuri: then you could say everything is going exactly as he planned.
Scene change to Ichigo
Ichigo stands hovering in the air as the mist clears. His eyes are focused on Halibel as she stands in front of Bach protecting him. Around them, inside what is left of the torn up palace, numerous hollows and arrancar appear.
Ichigo: what are you doing?
Ichigo: I said what are you doing standing there?
Ichigo: Why the hell are you helping him?!!!
Ichigo’s shout rings out echoing across the room. Halibel finally looks up and meets his eyes.
Ichigo: Have you not seen what he has done here, what they do to hollows.
Bach: Precisely Kursoaki Ichigo, precisely! It is for that very reason she stands there between you and me.
Bach begins to move away from Halibel coming into direct line of sight with Ichigo.
Bach: What else would you expect a monarch to do when being faced with extinction.
Joushiro: Extinction? Is that really a possibility for you to suggest this early on.
Bach glances towards Joushirou and Shunsui and chuckles.
Bach: That is only because you are being naïve enough to think you understand the current situation.
Bach: Let me ask you, how is it that you came to know of our existence.
Bach: Because we chose to reveal ourselves. We revealed ourselves to Kurosaki Ichigo and to Yamamoto. You may have also noticed the loss of all the hollows killed in Hueco Mundo and even guessed who might have been responsible but you would not have been sure. If we had wanted we could have exterminated every single Hollow in Hueco Mundo before you even realised.
Bach: Even if you had acted fast, if we had so wished, we could have stopped you from coming into Hueco Mundo the same way that we are now stopping you from leaving it.
Ichigo:…so why haven’t you
Bach turns to look at ichigo once more as Ichigo speaks.
Ichigo: That has been your plan all along hasn’t it, to merge all 3 worlds into one? So why didn’t you just do that straight away or was it that you first wished to take revenge on the shinigami.
Bach: Things change over time and 1000 years of thinking changes a lot of things. It will surprise you to know I don’t hate the shinigami, though I was disappointed with them, nor do I wish revenge on them.
Bach: After all who wishes revenge on the sword, revenge is for the hand that wields it! Yamamoto and the shinigami stopped being warriors once they began listening to the soul king. I was disappointed that they changed from honourable warriors to mindless tools but I did not hate them. They are only being eradicated now because they are an obstacle to my final objective.
Ichigo: ...You mean the soul king.
Bach: Yes! It is he who I will have revenge on for what he has done to the Quincy and it is his mantle I will take and use to rule the new world.
Bach walks back over to the side of Halibel and places his hand on her shoulder.
Bach: So you see Kurosaki Ichigo, under such circumstances is it not understandable for them to admit defeat and beg for mercy?
He doesn’t seem to make any move or apply any pressure but Halibel seems to jerk down to kneel by his side on one knee.
Bach: After all, as the shinigami can attest to, a life of service is not a life wasted.
Bach turns around and begins to walk away whilst at the same time Halibel rises to stand back up. As bach walks a few dozen yards away, 6 people appear lined up before him. They wear long white cloaks that completely cover them, the collars of which are high enough to hide most of their faces. They are quite distinctly Quincies and all give of an air of being strong.
Bach turns around in front of them to look back at Ichigo and grins widely.
Bach: I’m afraid I shall have to leave you hear to play for now, have as much fun as you can until I return.
Behind the 6 Quincy the shadows split creating a portal and slowly stretch forward to envelop them.
Zaraki: Where the hell do you think you’re going!!!
Off to left side you see Zaraki flying down towards the last Quincy in the line, his sword raised to strike. The Quincie's eyes move to watch Zaraki but he makes no other movements. Just as Zaraki reaches him and is about to slash down a massive arrow shoots down from above and strikes him taking him crashing down into the ground where it explodes. Bach grins but says nothing as the shadows envelop him and the other Quincies until they finally disappear.
Scene changes to somewhere in Soul Society
You see the Sternritter Mazrim, who stole Hitsugaya’s bankai standing in a wide open area. Zenmaru appears a little distance away with his sword already drawn. He looks angry as he approaches Mazrim.
Zenmaru: I finally get to take out you scum, you should have just remained hidden in the shadows.
Mazrim gazes at him dispassionately but makes no moves.
Mazrim: All things eventually crave the light…even the shadows.
Scene change to elsewhere in Soul Society.
The area is littered with the rubble of destroyed buildings but is mostly clear. Isshin and Voldo are battling together. Voldo seems to have excessively long and narrow fingers which is he is using as blades to attack. Isshin is grinning and laughing whilst Voldo is silent. Neither seems to be excessively pushing the other or being pushed themselves.
Isshin: oho, not bad not bad at all. But surely you can do better than that.
Isshin: It seems like you’re the strong silent type…but you don’t seem all that strong to me.
Suddenly to one side another Voldo appears and strikes down towards Isshin as he’s jumping back. Isshin is surprised as the blade comes down but he manages to grab Voldo’s hand by the wrist and diverting the attack away from his body whilst deflecting the attack of the oncoming one with his sword. He flash steps a dozen yards away from both of them creating some space.
Isshin: phew well that was unexpected. But an extra bunshin isn’t going to help if that’s all you can do.
The second voldo that appeared moves to flank Isshin from one side at the same time two other Bunshins appear now surrounding him from all four sides.
Isshin: hey now wait a minute, four is a little unfair don’t-
All four Voldo’s start shooting hundreds of arrows towards Isshin.
Scene change to elsewhere in Soul Society.
Sternritter Darius is half sitting, half lounging on the remaining foundations of a destroyed building. He is twirling his medallion on his finger in front of him. Around him the countless blades of Senbonzkura Kageyoshi sweep this way and that way, as if petals are at the whim of the wind.
Ginrei appears a short distance away and observes Darius without saying anything.
Darius: Ah, finally arrived. If you wouldn’t mind could we wait a little while before we start fighting? I find watching these blades very relaxing.
Ginrei stares at him for a few more moments before turning his back on Darius and walking away.
Ginrei: I’m afraid you are mistaken
Ginrei: it is not I that you will be facing.
Byakuya appears just behind Ginrei, he sees Senbonzakura gusting in the wind and his face immediately swells with anger. Ginrei keeps walking away without turning back.
Ginrei: And I’m afraid that he is no mood for waiting.
Scene changes back to Isshin
The area is filled with thick dust obscuring the air, almost nothing can bee seen. Isshin is lying flat on the ground, face up, as arrows shoot past or strike around him. Occasionally he shifts slightly this way or that to dodge an arrow that was about to hit him.
Isshin: (I suppose I had better finish this, no point in dragging it out any longer)
Suddenly the arrows all stop and silence fills the air. Isshin’s face fills in confusion at the sudden change. A voice is heard in the silence.
Voldo: Jakuho Raikoben!
Outside of the smoke you see Voldo aiming the missile down his arm, he lines it up and fires. The missile shoots off disappearing into the dust, a second later an explosion covers the entire area obliterating everything from view.
Scene change to elsewhere in Soul Society
Sternritter Bambietta paces back forth in front of the ruins of a destroyed building. She looks extremely agitated as she paces. Every time she turns to pace back she stamps down on a piece of rubble smashing it to dust.
Wairudo appears a few dozen yards in front of her. Bambietta turns to look at him.
Bambietta: Well it’s about bloody well time! What the hell took you so long?! Do you know how long I’ve been waiting?!!
Bambietta: pfft, now I can’t even enjoy the fight, the others have already started theirs ages ago. I’ve gotta finish this quick so I can go and get Logain’s medallion before one of the other losers gets there first.
Bambietta pulls out her medallion and holds it out ahead of her and smiles.
Bambietta: No time left for regrets now, I’m finishing this with one strike. *Kokujo Tengen Myo*!
The giant samurai rises behind her making the ground shake as it moves.
Bambietta: Game over.
Wairudo goes from his standing pose to a low down attacking crouch in an instant, his hand holding the hilt of his sheathed sword. His sheathe glows for a moment and then goes back to normal.
Bambietta has a surprised look on her face as a drop of blood trickles down her forehead and onto her nose. As she notices the blood you can see the surprise turning into fear and despair as her eyes well up.
Wairudo slowly rises and goes back to his normal standing posture now blocking Bambietta from view just as Kokujo Tengen Myo splits in half and comes crashing down on either side of him.
Wairudo: Out of respect for your last request, One strike.
Next Week Bleach 532: Kurosaki Isshin - The Man
Posted 10 September 2014 - 05:18 PM
Scene opens in Soul society. You can see the remnant of a recent explosion some distance away. A solid mass of smoke and dust has coalesced and is churning together. You observe it from slightly higher ground and even this distance is not diminishing the size of it.
Isshin appears skidding on the ground for a few feet until he comes to a stop on his ass. He sits up coughing and wiping his hands against each other.
Ryuken: it seems like you're having fun.
Isshin tilts his head slightly to see Ryuken and Uryuu standing a few feet behind him. He spits out some dust from his mouth.
Isshin: pah, I didn't think he'd be such a fool as to use that soo close. He took out two of his own bunshins.
Uryuu: There's only one of him at the moment, he's managed to avoid the blast and is somewhere on the other side. He'll probably come looking for you soon.
Isshin: it's ok, I've masked my reiatsu for the moment, and this is a good distance away.
Ryuken: I didn't know you're flash steps could go that far, maybe you're not all that rusty at all.
Isshin tilts his head to look at isshin once more.
Isshin: pfft rusty? From what I remember you're only beating me 3-2 and I've been on a handicap. If you can lose twice against me then who's the one that's rusty.
Ryuken just takes a long drag on his cigarette and smiles without responding. Isshin looks back over at the mass of smoke his face all serious.
Isshin: you've noticed as well haven't you...
Isshin: This is not what we were expecting,
Uryuu:... what do you mean?
Isshin: Bach is very knowledgeable about the Gotei 13, their captains and the remaining quinces out there.
Isshin: Someone of his caliber does not do things rashly, especially after a thousand years of planning.
Ryuken: we may not understand why he hasn't destroyed soul society or hueco mundo already but that can still be considered as a part of his plan.
Uryuu:...and if it was a part of his plan then why hasn't he prepared a better counterattack.
Isshin: exactly, either these thousand years have made him incompetent and none of us is going to be that lucky
Ryuken: or this isn't the counterattack yet.
Isshin stands up patting himself down, getting the dust off of his clothes.
Isshin: [sighs] I guess the time for fun and games is over, we don't have time to waste anymore.
Ryuken: That time was over long ago, but you'll never change will you.
Isshin: Bad habits die hard, you should understand that Mr 40 a day.
Ryuken: heh, ok fine, show me the skill that the bearer of "that" title now has.
Isshins face grows even more serious and sombre as he turns away from them. He speaks softly almost as if he's speaking just to himself
Isshin: It's not a title I ever expected to hold in my lifetime...nor did I ever want to.
Isshin flash steps away leaving Ryuken and Uryuu alone.
Uryuu: shouldn't we go help him?
Ryuken: no, he doesn't need any help from us.
Uryuu:?? But you said
Ryuken: yeh [sighs] I lied. I just wanted you to hurry up and find the medallion so I could see him fight for real.
Uryuu:...but he can't use his bankai! And he's not had any real battle experience for all his time on earth, he'll be even worse off than the captains.
Ryuken takes a long pull from his cigarette and gazes far off into the distance as if remembering something.
Ryuken: The problem with him is his personality, its very deceptive and leads us to make assumptions about his strength. When I only just came to know Isshin and Masaki I fell for the very same deception.
Ryuken flashbacks about 20 years ago, he's in his office at the hospital. Masaki is there as well, sitting on a chair in front of his desk.
A much younger looking Ryuken is standing looking out of the window, his face has a slightly frustrated look on it.
Ryuken: of course I'll help him Masaki, he has some skill so I'm sure it won't take him long to get his medical licence... But...
Ryuken: I just don't get it Masaki!! Why would you do so much over such a...goofball!!
You see outside the window he's looking through, far down below in the hospital garden you see Isshin, apparently running around chasing pigeons.
Ryuken: I just can't understand what could have drew you to him?! You stand above him in every sense, looks, status, power, position. In every way you were mismatched and above him and...
A slight redness appears on Masaki's cheeks as she blushes.
Masaki: I'm flattered Ryuken, I had no idea you felt that way about me.
Ryuken looks over at her, and then surprise and shock jump on to his face.
Ryuken: no, I...what I mean to say...I mean I wasn't trying to say
Masaki: but i'm afraid you are wrong in every way.
Ryuken:?! what do you mean Masaki?
Masaki:... You have been a good friend to us Ryuken, much better than one we could have hoped for, so I don't mind telling you this.
Masaki: but I would ask that you not repeat this to anyone else, not even Isshin...I'm sure he suspects that I know everything i'm about to tell you but there's never been a need for us to speak about it and I would never shame him by bringing it up.
Ryuken walks over towards her and sits down in the chair next to hers listening intently.
Masaki: We both met and grew up together in the Rukongai, it feels like such a long time ago. I can't tell you how many years passed just laughing and playing. Even our poverty didn't dampen our spirits when we were together. I think he fell in love the moment he saw me, though it took me a little bit longer [gives a small laugh]. Then we were found and conscripted into the academy, Isshin never wanted to join, he hated the idea of fighting. If it had just been him he would have left but I really wanted to go on. Maybe it was the kurosaki blood in me or maybe something else, I can't say, but I had that fire in me to become someone.
Masaki stands and walks over to the window and looks down at Isshin fondly
Masaki: For him, it was enough to just be with me.
Ryuken: Masaki you don't need to-
Masaki: Ryuken, you said looks, status, power and position didn't you?
Masaki: House Kurosaki had no status then, it didn't even exist anymore so I guess he wins on that count.
Masaki: looks, well I guess that's more of a personal preference and maybe I'm biased because I love him soo much but I find him the most handsome man I've ever met.
Masaki: position. We were both aware of how the 13 squadrons functioned and their hierarchy. I don't believe he ever tried to achieve or excel at anything in Soul Society. He didn't care about rank, status or any of those things. the only thing he cared about was being with me. Therefore he just made sure to get as far as joining the 13 squads and joining my squad and that was all he cared about. He didn't try to rise any higher or become too popular because he didn't want to be noticed by anyone else.
Masaki: even after I left, he just drifted amongst the lower echelon of soul society despondent and not caring about anything until Aizen took an interest in him.
Masaki: so technically you would say that I'd take that point too...but for one thing.
Masaki: Power. Being naive as I was and not truly understanding anything I used to worry about him, about his lack of drive, ambition and even his skill.
Masaki tilts back her head and laughs.
Masaki: Isn't it surprising how even a captain of the Gotei 13 can be such a foolish girl. Even then I didn't truly understand how much he loved me. So, because I worried, I used the excuse that I needed to train more, to practice, develop and refine my skills to train with him in order to help him improve.
Ryuken: even then you were helping him out?
Masaki: [small chuckle] oh Ryuken, you've completely missed the direction I'm taking haven't you?
Masaki: my plan was to increase the intensity of the training to find out what his limit was and to push him from there on so he could improve.
Ryuken: ...that would be a sensible method of training in my mind, did something go wrong?
Masaki: [small chuckle] you could say that.
She looks over towards Ryuken and walks back over and sits down on the chair she was sitting in before. She looks straight at him, the smile and softness of her face all gone replaced with cold hard seriousness.
Masaki: To this day I have been unable to find his limit.
Masaki: He was able to match me stride for stride, strike for strike. I pushed him as far as I could without a killing intent Ryuken and I can tell you one absolute truth.
Masaki: Captain Kurosaki Masaki of the Zero squad has never once felt that she can defeat that man.
Masaki reaches out and takes Ryukens hand and holds it between hers.
Masaki: Tell me Ryuken, am I really doing soo much? Is it that hard to understand why I am completely and absolutely in love with him?
Masaki: what more can any girl ask for than a man who will sacrifice everything he is, everything he can be just so he isn't parted from the girl he loves?
Ryuken comes out of his flashback and gazes into the direction of the explosion.
Ryuken: you doubt him as easily as I once did, you can watch and see how mistaken we both were.
Ryuken: for a long time now I've wanted to see this battle
Ryuken: For a long time I've waited for when I could see this man truly fight, this man that the captain commander himself had afforded the title.
Ryuken: The title of having the second strongest flame type Zanpaktou at his command.
Bleach 533: Kurosaki Isshin - The Shinigami!
Posted 15 September 2014 - 01:54 PM
Bleach 533: Kurosaki Isshin - The Shinigami
Scene opens up where it left off with Ryuken and Uryuu standing looking in the direction of the large mass of smoke. Uryuu is looking towards his father in surprise and disbelief.
Uryuu: You can't be serious! That makes no sense at all!!
Ryuken: hmph, Really! what makes you say that?
Uryuu lifts his hand in frustration
Uryuu: I know what happened with the battle against Aizen when he and Urahara joined the fight. If he's that strong and skilled why didn't he fare any better?
Ryuken: [sigh] anything else?
Uryuu: Yes, he used the same attack as Ichigo, which means he must have the same type of Zanpaktou, right?! I'm sure Ichigo's isn't a flame type Zanpaktou, So how can he have the second strongest flame Type?
Ryuken: His reiatsu hadn't fully recovered at the time he fought with Aizen.
Ryuken: the larger the battery the longer it takes to fully charge, same principle. He'd spent so long as a human that there was no guarantee if or how much of his reiatsu he would regain.
Ryuken: even now I can't tell you whether he has regained his reiatsu completely or if he can ever reach his previous potential.
Uryuu: what about-
Ryuken: and regarding his zapaktou
Ryuken flashabacks to the conversation he was having with Masaki in his office at the hospital. They're still sitting in the two chairs with Masaki holding his hand between hers.
Ryuken: Masaki...I'm sorry. I shouldn't have doubted him, or you.
Masaki smiles and lets go of Ryukens hand and leans back in her chair and laughs a long girl laugh.
Masaki: oh don't apologise Ryuken, I may not have got the hottest man in Soul society but at least I've got the second hottest.
Ryuken: Sorry?! What?
Masaki:oh! erm, I guess that's a secret to share for another occasion, he really hates me talking about that.
Ryuken comes back out of his flashback,
Ryuken: I have absolutely no idea, all I can tell you is what I've been told...the rest...well we'll just have to see that for ourselves.
Scene changes to Voldo who is standing somewhere on the other side of the explosion. He seems unhurt though his clothes seem a little scuffed and dusty . Isshin appears about a hundred feet away facing him, his hand resting on his sword. His sword is already released, the handle is red with tassels coming off of the edge of the hilt. Voldo speaks, his voice has a hollow almost artificial quality to it.
Voldo: Kurosaki Isshin, the father of Kurosaki Ichigo.
Isshin: oh now you feel like speaking.
Voldo: your previous battle has been recorded. You have not been appointed as one of the special war potentials. You shall be eliminated.
Isshin: you know...you almost sound like darth vader, next you'll be telling me [mimics voice] 'I am your father Luke' heh.
Isshin sighs and slowly begins to draw out his sword.
Isshin: I think it's time you went to sleep with the fishes.
Voldo: Your shikai abilities have been analysed they are of no threat to us.
As Voldo says this, three more Voldo appear around Isshin surrounding him from all sides once more. Isshin stops drawing out his sword, his sword a quarter of the way out of its sheathe.
Isshin: Is that so? I don't recall ever showing you my abilities.
Voldo: Your encounter with Aizen Souske has been recorded, your shikai is characteristically similar and inferior to that of Kurosaki Ichigo, you are of no threat to us.
Isshin: (sighs) you really do like saying that don't you, fine, let me enlighten you on something.
Isshin: Firstly, his zanpaktou is similar to mine, not the other way around. Since he's my son it's not that unusual to expect for characteristics to pass through bloodlines. However, no matter how similar, they are still different since we cannot share the exact same Zanpaktou.
Isshin finally slides his sword out of its sheathe in one smooth motion and holds it out in front of him in one hand.
Isshin: Secondly, my son hasn't had, what you would say, a structured education into developing his abilities. He was thrown into the midst of battle from the very start and so has used what he found immediately available.
Isshin: He has mastered, refined and perfected the basic attack of his zanpaktou to a point where my Getsuga Tensho would indeed be considered inferior to his.
Isshin: Time. Time is needed for a shinigami and their zanpaktou to develop and evolve together. so that they can master their abilities and work out the best ways to use them and adapt them. My son hasn't had time to do that.
Isshin grins as he slowly pulls back his sword and points it high above his head.
Isshin: I on the other hand have had plenty of time. *Jigoku o kakomu*! [encircling hell]
Twenty feet above Isshin's sword a small ring of fire appears, just big enough so that it would encircle Isshin's blade. It slowly begins to descend and as it does it begins to expand and grow until finally as it comes down to hover about 4-5 feet off the ground it's as thick as tree trunk and about 7 feet in diameter with Isshin in its centre. Isshin brings his sword down and holds it with both hands, he readies his stance and gets into a striking pose.
Isshin: Now this is how I prefer to dance. *Gestuga Tensho*!
As he says this Isshin strikes down cutting though the ring of fire in front of him. No wave of reiatsu comes out of his blade, instead four solid streams shoot out of of the ring of fire, each as thick as tree trunks themselves, straight towards each of the Voldos. All of them manage to dodge it jumping either to one side or higher up in the air. They begin shooting hundreds of arrows down on him but as each of them reach the ring they disappear in a flash.
Isshin: That won't be enough, the reiatsu and heat expelled out of Jigoku o kakomu distorts the atmosphere immediately around it forming a barrier of its own, you're going to have to retry much harder than that if you want to get through.
Scene change to Ryuken and Uryuu
They are standing where they were previously observing the fight. Ryuken has a neutral expression on his face whilst Uryuu's expression is of open shock.
Uryuu: I can feel the heat burning my skin all the way over here.
Uryuu: and his shikai... I've not seen a shikai yet that can attack in multiple directions at the same time....and to use it as a shield at the same time...
Ryuken: I take it your finally impressed.
Uryuu:...I never realised he was this strong.
Ryuken: no...he hasn't shown his strength yet.
Scene change back to Isshin
All four of the Voldo's are now in their released form of Quiincy Volstanding.
Isshin: Wow, that was an impressive transformation, I wonder what can you do with it.
Above both shoulders of each of the Voldo's a spear of reishi begins to form. It grows bigger and longer second by second until Isshin has eight spears that are each about ten feet long and two feet wide. Isshin takes his sword and plants it into the ground in front of him, he gets down on one knee whilst holding it with both hands.
Isshin: Tch I was only wondering, who said you were going to get a chance to use it? *Ameterasu*!
The earth splits and cracks from where Isshin's sword is planted into the ground spreading out in all directions. The four horizontal pillars of fire and the ring turn into raging black flames the intensity of the heat increasing tenfold. The pillars begin to spin first slowly then faster and faster forcing all of the Voldo's to start dodging.
Isshin: Too late for that now.
Scene change to Ryuken and Uryuu
They are now standing much farther away from the fight then before. Ryuken is still standing firm whilst Uryuu has decided to sit on a boulder and rest his arms on his legs. They are both sweating profusely and Uryuu is panting quite hard.
Uryuu: Even at this distance?!! I feel like I'm going to to turn to ash any second!
Uryuu: Why doesn't he run?! Surely he needs to get out of its range?!
Ryuken?! No. It's already too late for that.
Ryuken: Look carefully at what is happening.
You look out into the distance, the mountainside that Isshin is fighting near is beginning to crumble, so is the ground around the swirling black flames. Everything seems to be being sucked towards the black flames and destroyed.
Uryuu: Its sucking everything in?!
Ryuken: No, it's burning up the whole atmosphere around it.
Ryuken: In effect it's causing something similar to a Vortex or black hole, everything is getting pulled in towards it with extreme force. It's not that they're not getting out of its range, it's that they can't get out of its range.
Ryuken: This battle was decided as soon as that technique was used with him in its range.
Uryuu:... So now what?!
Ryuken:have you not noticed, we prepare for the next round. Lets hope our luck can hold.
Ryuken nods off towards the right. Uryuu gazes in that direction and looks startled after a second. Far across soul society on top of Soukyoku hill you see a portal open. Out of it steps Juha Bach and his six Quincy.
Next week Bleach 534: One Step Closer
Edited by woody3162, 17 September 2014 - 03:50 PM.
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