"HA!" Akiko cried firing a cero at the boy.
"Too weak!" He cried cutting it in half.
"She's getting stronger, eh Shunsatsu?" Ahatake asked turning to his friend.
The said Shinigami elite slowly raised his head up, onyx and lazy eyes gazing towards the man that addressed him. "Hm?" He asked, shrugging. "I really wasn't paying much attention.
"What are you thinking about?" Ahatake asked amidst the clashing of blades.
It made Shunsatsu pause for a moment, eyes closed, as he sat against the sturdy trunk of a tree. When he spoke again, his voice was more quiet, almost sullen in nature. "Tereyu."
"Why? We don't know her."
"We do. She's the last target."
"I know." Ahatake said. "And if she's ugly I'm not saving her."
Immediately, Shunsatsu's eyes shot open, and he shot an awestruck, but annoyed glare at Ahatake's direction. "Oh, yes you are." He countered. "After all, you're the one who wanted to fight so bad!"
"Fight my good friend not rescue."
"That makes you look bad, Ahatake." Hitokage said, parrying a blow from Akiko.
Shunsatsu snorted. "Well, the "saving" part actually involves the fight. Unless, of course...." His tone lowered, to a more taunting effect to his tone. "You're not up for it?"
"Like that would ever happen." Ahatake laughed shooting a mock cero at his friend. "I'm ALWAYS up to a fight."
A smile came across the other Shinigami's face. "Of course."
Suddenly they heard a cry and saw a flash of blue-white light.
That was the first thought of Shunsatsu, and his widened eyes and abruptly turned head didn't help but show it. "What....was that?" He asked slowly, cautiously getting up from his position on the ground.
"Such spiritual pressure." Ahatake hissed. I feel Mozou's. And an unfamiliar one."
That could only mean one thing....he's on the hunt.
Shunsatsu put his hands into his pockets, looking over at the two duelists behind both him and his friend. "All right, hold off your spar for now. We gotta move!" He called.
"Right!" Akane said and Hitokage vanished into the sword and Akiko donned her hollow mask.
Shunsatsu's gaze quickly turned to Ahatake, not skipping a beat, or its level-headed aura. "Care to lead? Or should I?" He asked patiently.
Ahatake pulled his mask over his face. "Go ahead!"
It was all that was needed. Shunsatsu quickly turned around, spread his feet out, and leaped, vanishing an inch off of the ground. It was another millisecond more when his comrades vanished soon after, in hot pursuit.
"Let's kill him this time!" Ahatake hissed.
La Distancia Para Un Duelo
"Foolish girl." Mozou muttered swatting the spell away. "What will Kido do to me?"
A weak smile came across the woman's face, as she lowered her hand, holding her Zanpakuto in her other one. "I was hoping it would shut you up..." She replied. "Guess I was wrong...."
"Do you still refuse to release you Zanpakuto? I don't want to kill you."
"I don't know what you mean..." Her voice was innocent, soft, and taunting, all at once, as she balanced the blade on her shoulder, hand on her hip. "Do you mean 'unsheath'? Or do you mean that pointless display of spiritual smoke-and-mirrors?"
"The latter woman."
"I don't need it! That stuff is only for those who want to make their sword look pretty!"
"I see." Mozou muttered and donned his mask. He extended a finger and fired a large cero.
She laughed, even as the beam of death came hurdling itself towards her, a beeline towards its target. "And you say you don't want to kill me? What an outright li--"
What happened next had stopped her cold. A blue figure had appeared right in front of her, arm outstretched to catch and toss away the blast. Its hand was smoking, and its arm lowered, back turned towards her. "What..." She said in shock, backing away a few feet.
He, however, wasn't focused on him, but Mozou. "Pick on someone your own size, copycat." He challenged.
"Shunsatsu." Mozou muttered. "And his hollow wannabe's." He hissed as Ahatake and Akiko jumped in.
"Hey!" The girl immediately piped up from behind, a shocked glare on her features at the two newcomers. "Who do you think you are, barging in on my fight?!"
Ahatake moved his mask up. He stared at the girl through his black and yellow eyes. "She's pretty." He said to Shunsatsu, completely ignoring her question.
"U-uh--?!" Of course, she was taken off-guard, a blush spreading across her features. She couldn't even bring herself to respond, beofre Shunsatsu interrupted.
"Glad that you see so. I thought I would've had to drag you here."
"Guess that mean's I'm good to go." Ahatake said and he pulled his mask back on.
"Surely you haven't come to fight me?" Mozou asked.
"Nah." Shunsatsu pointed a finger towards the girl behind him. "We were just here to save her. Unless, of course...." A grin came across his face. "You got a problem with that...."
"I'll let her go, the moment she releases her Zanpakuto."
"Oh, god damn it..." The target grumbled in irritation. "Do I have to repeat myself? I'm not using it!"
"You're not using it, or you can't?" Akiko asked.
"Well...." She half-shrugged in reply. "Kind of both. It's something that my brother taught me."
"I see." Akane and Mozou said at the same time.
"It seems I was mislead." Mozou muttered. "I guess I'll just kill you."
A smart reply of her own was about to be fired back, before Shunsatsu stepped in once more, eyes narrowing. "Ah, ah, ah...." He replied, wagging a finger at Mozou. "Now, what did I just get through saying? We're saving her, so you're going to have to go through us. Got it?"
Mozou sighed. "Scatter, Senbonzakura...." He whispered and blades scattered into petals.
Immediately, Shunsatsu's blade shifted to that of his Shikai, cleaver sword and all. Within an instant, he had vanished again, leaving the girl to stand alone and stare in amazement.
"That's Shunsatsu." Akiko said, appearing in the girl's face and she removed her mask. "You're pretty."
As if she had been slapped, the stranger ducked back, nearly swinging her sword at the red-haired woman in front of her. But instead, she let out a gasp, sword tip falling to the ground, and placed a hand to her heart, eyes looking Akiko down. "Please don't do that..." She muttered.
"Well you are. Prettier than my boyfriends ex."
"Akiko I'm not sure that's possible." Ahatake replied.
The girl let out a sigh, in a decision to change the subject. "I believe I haven't introduced myself yet...." She said in a mockingly guilty, but friendly manner. "I'm Tereya Seishou."
"I'm Akiko Kurosaki."
"I'm Ahatake Kurosaki." Ahatake replied.
Meanwhile, Mozou and Shunsatsu were having it out.
The petals sneaked around from behind and tried to envelope the young Shinigami.
"Too slow!" Shunsatsu's jeering voice rang out.
A second later, the body appeared, sword held in the air for a moment before it came downwards like a pendulum, straight for Mozou.
The petals came and blocked it. "You're too slow."
The sword did not stop.
With the force that Shunsatsu had used, it broke straight through the defense, as it seemed to connect, the air slicing in two at Mozou's shoulder. But there was no sound of metal cutting flesh. Had he connected?
He hadn't. Where Mozou had been there was only his scarf and Kosode.
"You....who haven;t even mastered bankai...haven't chance against me." Mozou hissed from behind ramming his hand into Shunsatsu's gut.
It made Shunsatsu gurgle in pain, spit flying from his mouth as he fell to his knees, the wind being taken from him. "D....damn...." He gasped, attempting to rise to his feet.
But he was pushed by down by an un-chanted Kido spell from Mozou.
"OOF!" He was shoved onto his back, skidding ungracefully into the ground. "And I'm STILL no match..." He thought, a smile forming onto his face. "Should've known better..."
Ahatake charged in a blew past Mozou to get to Shunsatsu helping him up. "I'll take it from here. You go rest."
Shunsatsu nodded, immediately sheathing his sword and backing off. "With pleasure..." He mused.
Ahatake's hand glew red. "Mozou I have a saying. When life gives you lemon's make lemonade. When life gives you cero...yeah...you're pretty much fucked." And Ahatake launched his cero at Mozou who dodged accordingly.
"You haven;t gotten much stronger, Ahatake."
Tereya smiled darkly, before she took one step forward.
The next moment, she was skidding to the side of Mozou, sword swung in a horizontal attack.
He blocked it, and flung her towards Ahatake who caught her with one arm.
"What are you doing?" Ahatake asked her, putting her down.
"What's it look like?" She retorted, eyes looking over at him skeptically. "I'm helping you out."
"Just don't get yourself killed." Ahatake muttered launching a cero at Mozou who deflected it with his petals.
"Hmph!" She vanished once again, flickering occassionally in sight as she rushed towards Her opponent again.
Ahatake jumped up and got hit by petals he didn't see coming. "Shit!" He thought as blood spurted from his side.
Tereya swung once again, this time in an overhead swing, with her feet poised into the ground to keep her balance.
And the petals blocked once again.
It wasn't much of a defense.
The lessened number of blades raising up to defend Mozou formed a thin clump of where Tereyu's sword was aimed for, and the heavier blade simply smashed through the defenses like butter, continuing its path for Mozou's neck.
But he blocked it with his arm, and then punched Ahatake who was coming up from behind.
Tereyu could only glare at her own blade, the metal sticking coldly into the arm of her seemingly emotionless opponent. Her trembling hands pushed forward a bit, trying to pierce deeper into the living flesh, but it refused to budge. It was a slight struggle between the two as they fought for the top of the table.
A grin came across her face. "For someone with flesh and blood...." She commended, voice low and impressed. "You're pretty sturdy..."
Mozou pushed her off and wiped his arm. "Release your Zanpakutou and maybe you'll have better luck."
Skidding back on stretched legs and a hand, she slid to a crouch position, sword pointed back and upwards. "I don't think you heard me correctly..." She replied, pushing herself off to her feet. "It's not that I won't release. It's that I can't release it."
"And you call yourself a Shinigami...." Mozou sighed.
"This could be trouble." Ahatake thought.
Immediately, a scowl came across her face, as that word registered in her head.
"Shinigami?..." She hissed, narrowing her eyes dangerously. "You're actually comparing me.... to those lowlife military soldier want-to-bes?"
Mozou removed his mask showing his black and yellow eyes. "Then what are you?"
That was when everything changed.
A violent burst of spiritual energy erupted from her body. Her eyes began to glow with the same, dangerous yellow and black, with that same dark, invisble aura that enveloped both Mozou and Ahatake. Half of the fearsome mask appeared on the left side of her face, leaving half of her dangerous glare back on Mozou.
"I am what I am!"
"Hollow." The two Shingami said at the same time.
She snorted, the aura subsiding. "You're wrong again! I'm not even that, not even human anymore."
In a display of might, she raised her sword, twirled it around her head once, and then sliced into the very air, emitting an immediate, but small shockwave. "I'm a monster..." She whispered. "A host for the insanity inside me. You'll never truly understand what this is like!"
Mozou blocked it with one hand. "I know what that's like."
"As do I." Ahatake muttered wondering whether to attack Mozou or not.
It didn't come from in front of him this time.
In an instant, she had vanished and approached her target from behind, eyes gleaming with the intent to kill, and body tensed viciously. She swung ths sword down, the tip slashing into Mozou's back. It wasn't enough to be considered a mortal wound, but the resounding shockwave caused the pain to be more intense.
Mozou had actually jumped back which was the only thing that caused that blow from harming him severely.
"Might as well." Ahatake muttered and charged in at Mozou, making a slashing motion with his sword. "Meidou Wangetsu!" Ahatake cried but Mozou dodged again and Ahatake's attack collided with a rock, sending it into a Garganta.
The horizontal blade stuck out right in front of him, the hilt grasped by a slender arm. But the force was anything but slender, as the arm pulled backward, his attacker's other hand wrapping around his waist to keep him from getting away.
The petals came, however and enveloped them both, cutting at them and successfully stopping the attacker but also harming Mozou. With Tereya's grip loosened, Mozou jumped back from her and fired a cero.
"AAAH!" Tereya's pain-filled shout echoed in their ears, as she herself staggered back, stunned by the sudden attack on her person. Opening one eye, her heart quickened immediately, as she saw the beam of death coming straight at her.
She had to act quickly.
Twisting back her sword, she swung the blade right into it, pushing against it with her fighting strength. Gritting her teeth, she pushed the blade further, seemingly struggling with it.
But it was to no avail and the Cero overwhelmed her. Or so it seemed...
The resulting cloud of smoke was immediately sliced apart, revealing a bruised, but triumphant looking Tereyu, as she grinned maliciously at Mozou. "A regular Hollow could fire a more potent Cero than you ever could!" She said tauntingly.
"Foolish little girl..." Mozou muttered. "Thinking that was my best. This is far from over."
"He's right." Ahatake muttered, landing next to her. "If that was his best we'd have killed him in our last battle."
"That's a good thing." Tereyu replied immediately. "I wouldn't want to end this fight so soon, would you?"
"Nope!" Ahatake grinned. "Guess it's the Hollow in me."
"Now, then...." Her eyes fell back onto her opponent, and her grin changed into a solemn smirk. "Show us what other Zanpakuto you managed to copy.... or are you too afraid?"
"Not really." He replied. "But I don't think I will."
"It wasn't a request!"
Raising her sword blade into the air, she swung it down, unleashing a cyclonic shockwave from her blade. Ripping into the ground, it let out a fearsome howl, powered by the strong wind and force of her swing.
The petals however came and blocked it effortlessly. "I'm not so weak as I'd lose to you."
This time, she remained silent, but her eyes fell onto the still Ahatake, a questioning glare on her features.
"This guy seems to have no weaknesses. I'm not sure what to do."
"Standing there is not gonna remedy that...." She growled, eyes falling back on Mozou. "Didn't you release YOUR Zanpakuto yet?"
"No, I haven't."
It took a moment for Tereyu to register that, her face turning towards Ahatake again. "Let me guess this straight..." She said, a twitching smile on her features. "You've been standing there all of this time....and you haven't even bothered to release your Zanpakuto?"
"It;s not fun to do it like that." Ahatake said removing his mask. "You gotta drag the fight out and then WHAM you spring in on 'im!"
The free fist of Tereya connected with the side of his face, knocking him to the ground. "Asshole!" She snapped. "A minute ago, you acted like you didn't have anything to do. If this fight is gonna drag on any longer, it's gonna bore the shit outta me! Do us all a favor and release it already!"
"For someone so pretty you sure are impatient." He gripped his sword. "Force my hand at hells beckon, and Hollowfy me to crush my enemy. Kuǎnwánguó!" He cried and his mask fell onto his face again and his sword became a large cleaver and his power increased exponentially. "Happy now, Princess?"
"Hardly." She shot back, looking back over towards Mozou and settling into a kendo stance. "Let's try this again, shall we?"
"Cero!" Mozou cried firing a cero only for it to be met by Ahatake's own.
A step was all it took, to make her teleport straight into Mozou's right flank, sword poised in a lunge attack. With both hands on the hilt, she plunged it straight and true at the flesh of the ribcage.
Or so she thought...
The petals came once again to block the attack and Mozou broke the beam struggle and jumped back. "That's why I don;t release other Zanpakutou's so often.'
"Have I got something to tell you..." She retorted, lowering her blade a bit. "That power... have you gotten around releasing the Bankai of that?"
"This is just Shikai."
"I'll let you in on a little secret." She balanced the blade onto her shoulder, standing idly. "As of right now, your defenses are weak. The number of petals in Shikai aren't enough to provide a good shield against attacks. Even if you managed to compress them together before we get to you, there's little chance it'll hold against strong attacks."
Spreading her legs outwards, she settled into a crouching tiger stance, blade poised on her fingers. "Unless you use Bankai....there's no way you're going to be protected against a full-out assault. I'd be wary if I were you."
The petals all returned to his blade. "You're in that much of a rush to die?"
"Are you?" She reflected. "Because we don't intend to toy with you any more than we have to."
"Speak for yourself. This is the most entertained I've been in weeks." Ahatake replied.
She had to smile at that. "Agreed. But we won't be able to have more fun with this guy if we get too tired to fight ourselves, right?"
Suddenly Mozou let the sword go and it phased into the ground. "Bankai."
Immediately Tereya snapped her attention back, ready herself again. She narrowed her eyes at the sudden interruption. "It's rude to interrupt someone when they're havin' a good convo'!" She muttered in annoyance.
"Senbonzakura Kageyoshi." Immediately multiple blades grew out of the ground on either side of Mozou.
"Get ready." Tereyu warned over to Ahatake, before standing up straight, ready to dodge at a moment's notice.
"Senkei..." Mozou muttered cutting himself and watching his blood flow which started to glow and turn into spiritual energy and mixed with his bankai blades which had scattered and formed multiple smaller blades in rows of three, circling Tereya and Ahatake, the other two (Akiko and Shunsatsu) have been forgotten.
Tereya's eyes fell onto the swords that had now formed around them, trapping them into a much smaller arena. Although there was still room enough to fight in, it was considerably claustrophobic compared to before, and it made her a bit nervous. She tightened the grip on her sword, staring down her opponent.
Principio de Lucha
"Scared Princess?" Ahatake asked.
"Nothing to worry about. Those blades wont attack us all at once. Not yet."
"What's this supposed to do?" Tereya asked tersely, her eyes looking over at Ahatake for a moment.
"It increases my attacking power." Mozou replied. "And it can also be used for another bankai attack."
"Increasing attack power...?" Tereya managed a smirk. "What's the matter? Don't have enough muscle to swing that katana of yours?"
"Don't sound so disappointed. This is is only the massacre scene."
"Yeah.... the question is...."
The woman held her blade horizontally in front of her, blade in the crooks between her finger and thumb, both her index finger and middle finger behind the blade. "Who's going to get massacred?"
"Us of course." Ahatake muttered. He held his blade out. "BANKAI! FULL POWER!" His power increased as smoke enveloped him. When it cleared he was standing in his hollow form, which so resembled a Vasto Lordes. He spread his wings and gripped his sword.
"Oni-san's full power..." Akiko muttered.
Shunsatsu slumped a bit. "Apparently, we're not so even after all...." He mused.
"Well little princess?" Ahatake hissed. "Let's get going."
"Get ready to die...." She muttered, crouching and leaping forward, before vanishing instantly, moving at the inredibly fast speed of a ghost.
Ahatake roared, a bone-chilling roar fitting for a hollow, and took flight. Mozou gripped one of the floating swords and made a slashing movement at Ahatake, who dodged. Then Mozou fired a Cero at Tereya.
She followed his movements, dodging perpedicular to Ahatake and keeping her charge. Her steps were quick and light, as she attempted a back attack on Mozou, sword swung in an uppercut-like move.
He blocked with one sword, and grabbed another to slash at Ahatake who dodged just in time.
"Can't find and opening..." Ahatake thought flying in a circle like a vulture over carrion.
"This is bad..."
Tereya, in no better condition, pulled her sword back and swung rapidly, elegant and quick strokes aimed at Mozou again, as she clashed blades again and again.
Mozou fired a fired yet another, only it was intercepted by a blue one.
"Can't leave you alone for long can I, Kurosaki?" A voice came from the smoke that was rising. "Or you'll go off and get yourself killed before I kill you." The smoke cleared to reveal a man with dark blue hair, dark blue eyes, and a white Shinigami outfit.
"What in the hell..." Narrowing her eyes, Tereya's turned towards the newcomer, mouth agape slightly. "More Hollows?!"
"Amparo!" Ahatake called, descending to the ground.
"Who is this?" Mozou thought, studying the new arrival.
"You had to resort to your Hollow form Kurosaki? You really are pathetic."
"Shut up." Ahatake replied.
"Friend of yours, Ahatake-san?" Tereya asked, looking over at him.
"Not really, Princess." Ahatake replied. "Evil enemy who's saved my life every now and then."
"Well, then. How about it, Hollow?" Tereya turned her attention to Amparo, eyebrow cocked. "Why are you here, if you're his enemy?"
"To keep anyone besides me from killing him." The Arrancar replied. "¿Plan perfecto, la derecha?"
"At least you're honorable..." The woman admitted, turning her attention back to Mozou. Her eyes narrowed once again. "I suppose you're also here to help kill this trash."
"Yes." Amparo replied, drawing his sword. "Seek him out, MUERTE!" He cried and smoke enveloped him as his spiritual pressure shot through the roof. The smoke vanished and he appeared in his black-ish purple clothing with his scythe. "Now to push it up a notch!" His hair lengthened slightly and his spiritual pressure rose even more, and his weapon change to a scythe-spear hybrid.
"Resurrección: Segunda Etapa..."
It was enough to make Tereya's heart stop, eyes widen, and send chills down her body. The spiritual pressure was enough to affect her indirectly, her breathing shortened slightly, and her hand almost dropping the sword she held. "That's....incredible...."
"You've improved Amparo." Ahatake clapped his white hands. "We're about even."
"I don't need praise from a half-breed like you. Let's end this guy."
"You ready Princess?" Ahatake asked.
"Ready and able." She nodded.
"Shūkei... Hakuteiken..." Was the mutter they heard as each and every floating sword condensed themselves into a singlie blade, with wings and a halo formation attached to Mozou.
A dark smile came across Tereyu's features. "A bird about to have its wings clipped.... what a perfect backdrop for your demise." She said, her the tip of her toungue tracing her upper lip in a bloodlusting manner.
"Stupid little girl." Mozou muttered. "I'll get rid of you, you boyfriend and the Arrancar."
"Is that so? Well, you'd better stop talking, then, and do it!"
"And I'm not her boyfriend." Ahatake replied. 'Yet..." He muttered under his breath.
Tereyu held her sword like a spear, hilt grabbed tightly with one hand, and her other hand extended in front of her, holding up two fingers. Her own spiritual energy formed an aura around her, preparing what seemed like a finishing blow.
Mozou tensed himself and charged in at them.
"Alright I have a plan." Ahatake muttered. "Princess you get him from the back, I'll get him from the front and Amparo you get him from the side. Everyone got it?"
"Gotcha." Tereya grinned in approval. "He'll never see it coming."
"Agreed." Amparo replied and they all charged in and all vanished striking Mozou at once from their designated places. Little did Tereya and Amparo know, they had struck his heart three different times.
Tereya's feet touched ground, eyes covered by her bangs, and the smile still on her face. She saw the blood on her blade, dripping like bad water, and she knew that she had hit her target. But she didn't turn around, believing that those three breaths were enough.
The other two retracted their blades and in a flash of light Ahatake returned to his normal self.
Mozou hit the floor coughing up blood.
Sheathing her sword purposefully, Tereya turned around and walked back towards the fallen man, the eyes of a soldier staring down upon him. "Hope you have fun dying..." She whispered.
Ahatake put his hand on Tereya's head. "Princess that's not very nice."
In an instant, she slapped his hand away, moving aside him to stand over Mozou. In a cold manner, she put her hands on her hips, as if waiting for him to get up again.
Then, in the next instant, she had raised her foot up, slamming it into the side of his head with severe force. A snap of the neck was immediately heard afterwards. Not wanting to be out done, she pulled it back again, apparently attempting to rip his head off.
What happened next, however, surprised her.
Ahatake walked over to the fallen Mozou and held his neck up and placed a bean in his mouth and he swallowed. Suddenly all his wounds were healed.
Ahatake got back up and walked over to Tereya. "Princess don't do that again." He said putting a hand on her head.
"Y...yo..you healed me?" Mozou asked in disbelief.
"Yeah. I couldn't just leave you for dead like that." He helped Mozou up. "You're not all bad are you? You just seek power. Well Tereya has no power for you to take so shouldn't you leave her be and kill the one who lied to you?"
"You...are..right." Mozou muttered straighting his clothes.
"That's Oni-san. Always too kind." Akiko muttered. "Echo will laugh when I tell him."
However, only one wasn't very happy about the sudden change of heart. A slender hand reached over, gripped Ahatake violently by the collar, and hoisted him towards Tereyu, who now bore a scowl on her face, and a glare in her still yellow-and-black eyes. "What in hell's name do you think you're doing?" She asked lowly.
Ahatake hoisted her hand off him. "Calm down Princess." He said. "H's not out enemy anymore. He was misled and he has no reason to fight us anymore."
"How exactly, was he misled?" Tereya demanded. "He just tried to kill us!"
"Well he didn't intend to kill you jus mimic your power. When he found out you didn't have any, he got mad. Don't worry, he's not going to bother you anymore. Who misled you anyway Mozou?"
"A man which a sharp expression and brown wavy hair." He repied.
"That's new...." Shunsatsu mused, stepping forward. "Do you know what his name was?"
"No." Mozou replied as he got up. "I am sincerely sorry for all of this. But when the promise of pwoer comes along I can't control myself."
Tereya growled in annoyance, but turned away. "Tch....whatever." She muttered, sheathing her sword quickly.
Ahatake put his hand on Tereyu's head. "Be nice Princess."
Mozou started to walk away. "It was nice meeting you all. I'll be going to get my revenge now."
"Let's get one thing straight, Ahatake." Tereya warned, reaching out with her hand to forcefully grip Ahatake's own, pulling it off of her head. "You may have helped me. But as far as I'm concerned, you all are nothing but strangers. If anything, I should be fighting you now." She shoved his arm away, glaring into his eyes. "This little alliance is over and done with. So get out of here."
Shunsatsu winced a bit at the sudden tone, but decided to say nothing to provoke the situation. Instead, he looked over at Ahatake. "Are you OK, Aha?" He asked quickly.
Ahatake sighed. "Princess do you have anywhere to go?"
"I live in my brother's home..." She replied. "I'll be heading there. Why do you ask?"
Ahatake's face turned red. "Oh ok. Well it was nice meetin you Princess."
"Wow Onii-san looks sad."
A surprised Tereya turned around to see Shunsatsu run beside Ahatake, bowing his head a bit. "....Thank you." He managed to say, putting on a weak smile.
"Huh? What for?"
"For letting us to help you."
"...." She remained silent for a moment, before a ghost of a smile came across her own face. "Don't mention it. And I thank you for protecting me from that Cero, too."
Raising his head, his smile got a little bigger. "Don't mention it."
"Guys I'm gonna be gone for awhile." Ahatake muttered cliking his fingers to open a Garganta.
"Hm?" Shunsatsu turned his eyes on Ahatake in surprise. "Where are you off to?"
"Soul Searching I guess. I'll be back after I sort things out."
The blue-clad Shinigami sighed. "All right. I guess I'll be back off to base, then." He muttered, putting his hand in his pocket.
Ahatake walked through the Garganta and it closed just as the Arrancar walked through his own. Akiko walked up to Tereya.
"I think Onii-san liked you."
As Shunsatsu vanished off, Tereya looked over at Akiko with skeptical eyes. "That was very apparent the moment he started calling me 'Princess'." She replied coolly.
"Probably. You'll grow to like Onii-san too. He's very kind. You witnessed that yourself. Of course you also witnessed his stupidity."
Tereya smiled. "I can definitely agree with that."
"Well I'm sure we'll meet again." Akiko said. "Onii-san will be back for you, I'm sure."
"Heh...." Tereyu merely made a salute with her free hand, took one step back, and disappeared, leaving Akiko and Amparo to stand by themselves.
"Well, goodbye girl." Amparo muttered closing the Garganta he was in.
"Bye. Don't kill my brother just yet."
"No Promises." He said before it closed.
Akiko took off, heading towards Echo's home.