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Unmasked - "Special Program" Translations

Credits to debbiechan, Mz D, Ishida, czeliate, Annie, Estella May, JinxJen, SuirenShinju, kyomu_no_megane, Minerva at Bleach Asylum, slmcknett at Mangahelpers, blackjohn1991 at One Manga. Some parts are translated by me (Lumi). If you your name is missing from the credits, tell me and I'll add you.

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Special Program

Technique Translations:

Yama-Ji:
威眠 (いねむり) Inemuri - majestic sleep. Used to put Momo to sleep.
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/bleach/v26/c224/11.html
松明 (たいまつ) Taimatsu- torch or bright pine tree. Used on Allon.
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/bleach/v39/c338/17.html
鬼火 (おにび) Onibi – Demon Fire. Used on Allon
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/bleach/v39/c337/19.html

Kenpachi:
両断 (りょうだん) RYŌDAN – cut in two or bisection. Kendo attack used against Nnoitra.

Isshin:
顎割 (あぎとわり) Agito Wari – Jaw Splitter. An attack used to defeat Grand Fisher.
鬼デコピン(オニデコピン) – Demon Poke in Forehead. This is the middle finger flick attack used on Aizen
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/bleach/v45/c398/17.html

Yoruichi:
雷王拳 (らいおうけん)- Thunder King Fist. This attack was used on Aizen
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/bleach/v45/c403/15.html

Ryuuken:
クラグイーア- Klavier. Quincy bow attack used against Uryuu.
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/bleach/v26/c226/10.html

Shinji:
タンマ落とし(タソマおとし) Tanma otoshi - Time out dropping. used to put Ichigo asleep during vizard training. www.mangareader.net/94-671-16/bleach/chapter-217.html
暖簾捲り (のれんめくり) noren mekuri - Rolling up the sign curtain. used to reveal Aizen.
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/bleach/v36/c315.2/18.html

Hiyori:
西瓜割 (すいかわり) Sui Kawari – West Melon Splitter. http://www.mangafox.com/manga/bleach/v42/c366/4.html
ガトリング地団駝 Gatoringu Jidanda – Gatling Foot stamp

Kensei:
サンドバッグ・ビート Sandubaggu Bīto – Sandbag Beat. Used against Menos Grande
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/bleach/v42/c366/5.html
爆弾突き (ばくだんつき) Bakudan tsuki – Bomb Thrust. Used against Ichigo. http://www.mangafox.com/manga/bleach/v25/c220/4.html

Hachi:
スタンディング・オベーツヨン Sutandingu Obetsuyon – Standing Ovation http://www.mangafox.com/manga/bleach/v42/c366/9.html
五養蓋 (ごようかい) Go yōkai. Five foster covers Used to stabilize Hiyori.
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/bleach/v44/c389/9.html
六方封陣 (ろっほうふうじん) - Hexagonal seal battle formation. http://www.mangafox.com/manga/bleach/v42/c368/18.html

Love:
鏡開 (がみびらき) Kagami Biraki – Opening the Mirror http://www.mangafox.com/manga/bleach/v42/c366/14.html

Rose:
アルペジオ – arpeggio
T/N. Arpeggio is a musical term for a chord that's played in a sequence of notes (they're what you hear when singers do vocal warm-ups), which matches Rose's musical themed zanpakuto.
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/bleach/v42/c366/13.html

Lisa:
パンチラトルネード Panchira torunedo – panty showing tornado. T/N panchira means panty shot.
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/bleach/v25/c219/14.html
千枚卸 (せんまいおろし) Senmai Oroshi – 1000 sheets of paper wholesale. http://www.mangafox.com/manga/bleach/v42/c366/11.html

Shunsui:
撞指(つきゆび) tsuki yubi – Finger Thrust. Used against Chad. http://www.mangafox.com/manga/bleach/v12/c106/15.html

Matsumoto:
猫輪舞 (ねこりんぶ) Neko Rinbu – Cat round dance or cat circle dance
http://www.mangafox.com/manga/bleach/v26/c224/11.html

Hisagi:
首挂 (くびかけ) Kubikake – Head hanging. Used against Tosen. http://www.mangafox.com/manga/bleach/v44/c384/12.html

Soifon:
風車 (かざぐるま) Kazaguruma – Windmill

Toshiro:
残氷人形 (さんひょうにんぎょう) Sanhyō ningyō - Residual ice doll. http://www.mangafox.com/manga/bleach/v42/c356/7.html

Shirosaki:
デッドリー・ダーツDeddorī Dātsu – Deadly Darts. Used against Ichigo. http://www.mangafox.com/manga/bleach/v13/c111/6.html

Tessai:
鉄掌 (てっしょう) Tesshou – Iron Palm. http://www.mangafox.com/manga/bleach/v06/c048/2.html

Urahara:
封殺火刑 (ふうさつかけい) – Fusatsu Kakei . Seal Killing Fire Punishment. http://www.mangafox.com/manga/bleach/v45/c402/19.html
Two part kido attack
璽撃白雷 (じゆうげきびゃくらい) Jiyuu Geki Byaku Rai – White lightning Emperor Seal attack. http://www.mangafox.com/manga/bleach/v45/c401/17.html
改造鬼道 (かいそうきどう) Kaisou Kidou – (Remodeling) Structure Changing Kidou.
しびれ指 (しびれゆび) Shibire Yubi – Finger Numbness. Used on Rukia. http://www.mangafox.com/manga/bleach/v06/c048/14.html

褥返し (Shitone kaeshi) - Reversal Cushion or Sore Back.



Gin's Fate:


Character Introductions:

Matsumoto Rangiku: Lieutenant of the 10th Division, this willful beauty’s figure is second to none throughout the entire Gotei 13. After losing her childhood friend Gin, she now feels an emptiness that she cannot fill.

Kira Izuru: Ichimaru Gin’s direct subordinate, Lieutenant of the 3rd Division. Even though he possesses strength and knowledge befitting his position, his air seems to give people the impression that he tends to rely on others.

[Two Lonely Souls’ Wild Drunken Night]

M: Hey hey Izuru! You haven’t drunk enough yet, right?

K: Nope, I’m still drinking, see! (Hiccup)

M: If you drink it all in one gulp, I’ll pour the next one for you myself~ ☆

K: Thank you… I’m always receiving Matsumoto-san’s encouragement…

M: What – the, speaking in such a sad tone of voice! Clearly, you haven’t had enough yet! Come on…

K: No, Matsumoto-san, if I have more then I’m afraid…

M: I will take care of you until the very end, so today drink your fill!!

K: Okay, okay. Well then, following through is better than being deferential…

M: Oh~~ Izuru, I didn’t expect you to be able to drink this much! Keep drinking, just like that! Mana~ger~ heat more sake! I want the big jugs! And plates of capelin too!

K: But Matsumoto-san… why have you always been so good to me? After I did such a horrible thing to you before-

M: That’s all in the past. Besides, this isn’t just for you… it’s because I myself want to drink!!

[Izuru, Blind Admiration]

M: Say, after you had been betrayed, you were still so obedient towards Gin. Why did you still have so much faith in that guy? What exactly was so good about him?

K: Even though Ichimaru-taichou always looked like that, he was really a very kind and warm person. He just wasn’t very good at displaying it and his outer persona was very easily misunderstood, but he was really very kind and warm.

M: Ah! He was very kind to you too?

K: Of course! Did you know that behind the Third Division’s barracks, there are some persimmon trees? Every year when they bore fruit, Captain would always make tons of dried persimmons himself.

M: On this topic, Izuru you often brought some to share with us.

K: Also, he was always telling me to eat more, and even if I said that I had enough, Captain would still tell me not to be polite and eat more… Even though in the end my stomach felt like it would burst – Captain, he was so kind.

M: Eating like that gave you diarrhea though.

K: Eh…that’s very true. He also completely trusted me as his lieutenant, and let me take care of all business within the division… Even though he never complimented me, he also never interfered at all with my work… Isn’t that enough to see that as a boss, how kind and accepting he was?

M: Enough to befuddle you.

K: Anyway, he was an ideal boss to me. And I still feel exactly the same about him – even though there’s a little bit of disappointment, I hope I will be able to trust Captain until the very end.

M: Kira… You…

K: Come on! I’m going to drink my fill today! And I have Rangiku-san here with me!!!

M: Of course! Today we’re going to try our hardest to drink our fill ☆

K: I do want to hear Rangiku-san’s story. Weren’t you childhood friends with Captain?

M: That’s right. Gin saved me when I was starving and couldn’t get up.

[Things Lost and Things Gained]

M: Back then he was one completely incomprehensible guy. He was the one who saved my life, and of course I was grateful. But, there was just one thing, I wish he wouldn’t play games and just say what he really thought.

K: Hiccup… that is to say. Captain, he, was a bit… Hiccup, like that.

M: My apologies~! Bring another jug of sake! Cold sake is fine, as long as it’s here fast~!

K: Huhuhu… Ichimaru-taichou… Why…

M: In the end, he still saved my life. And this time, that guy still sacrificed himself to save the whole world – what a fool.

K: Huhuhu… I wish I could see Captain again…

M: He was always leaving all of a sudden, always vanishing without warning…but now that I think about it, that was just his style. So he didn’t leave you anything either? What a willful fellow. Why couldn’t he leave just some tiny thing by our side! Just thinking about it makes me even more mad… Come, Kira!! Drink up! I haven’t poured the next cup yet!

K: Okay, okay… (Hiccup)

M: Come on… ah oops, it leaked out… Hahahaha. At least it’ll dry after a while.

K: Huhuhu… it’s completely wet…

M: Izuru, did you know? We are both here because of Gin. Both you and me. As long as you’re alive, then so is Gin. And if you want to be with Gin longer, even for just a little bit, then live just a little bit longer.

K: But Captain is no longer here…?

M: That’s why I said that he’s with us! Perhaps…this is what he left to us.

K: …Ah.

M: Hm?

K: I remembered a haiku. “Ah – wet the sleeve, tears become sake.”

M: Hey, Izuru you!

K: Ha, ha. What…?

M: Like I said, you can’t go on like this, being all melancholy and indecisive! All we can do for Gin is to be happy from the bottom of our hearts, every single day!

K: ….

M: He would never leave me anything, the things I still wanted to do for Gin -

K: …ZZZ

M: Ah… had too much? …Sorry. Manager – bill please - !!!


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Which Bleach character are you? Personality quiz:

Example:
Birthday is 12th of April 1980 → 1+9+8+0+4+12=25  →  2+5=7
7 and if your blood type is B, you are like Rukia

Character profiles:
Group number 1
Izuru (AB)
知的好奇心が強い - Has strong intellectual curiosity
大器晩成 - Late bloomer, "Grate talents mature late"
組織で活躍 - Active in organization
努力家 - Hardworking person

Nanao (O)
一生懸命 - Tries as hard as one can
情が深い - Has deep emotions
おおらか - Composed, calm
現実的 - Realistic

Shinji (B)
楽天家 - Optimist, easy-going person
新しい物が好き - Likes new things
ユーモアがある - Has humour
好き嫌いが明確 - Has clear likes and dislikes

Ichigo (A)
真面目 - Serious, earnest
極端 - Extreme
遅咲き - Late bloomer
押しに弱い - Pushover

Group number 2
Tousen (AB)
頭の回転が速い - Quick thinker
合理主義 - Rationalism
観察力 - Observation ability
無駄が嫌い - Hates uselessness

Yachiru (O)
不正が嫌い - Hates injustice
行動的 - Is active
お喋り - Talkative
面倒見が良い - Very helpful

Kon (B)
おだてに弱い - Weak for flattery
お喋り - Talkative
自然体 - Relaxed
自信家 - Has a great faith in himself

Isshin (A)
おだてに弱い - Weak for flattery
お喋り - Talkative
素直 - Honest, obedient
誠実 - sincare, honest faithful

Group number 3
Nnoitra (AB)
ストレート - Straightforward
自分流 - Doing everything your own way
分析能力がある - Has an ability to analyse
二面性 - Two-faced nature

Harribel (O)
正義感 - Sense of justice
裏表がない - Isn't two-faced
リーダー - Leader
ロマンチスト - Romantic

Starrk (B)
独断 - Dogmatic
自由 - Free
面倒見が良い - Very helpful
社交的 - Sociable

Hitsugaya (A)
正義感 - Sense of justice
ストレート - Straightforward
芯が強い - Strong core
純粋 - Pure, genuine

Group number 4
Urahara (AB)
駆け引き上手 - Skillful tactics
問題意識が強い - Has strong awarness of the issues
独自の発想 - Original ideas
協調性がある - Co-operative

Gin (O)
仲間意識が強い - Strong fellow feeling
負けず嫌い - Hates to lose
サポート役 - Supporting role
努力家 - Hardworking

Tensa Zangetsu (B)
切り替えが早い - Replaces fast
自然体 - Relaxed
サポート - Supports
隙間産業 - Good at catching opprtunities

Renji (A)
協調性がある - Co-operative
優柔不断 - Indecisive
??
ノーと言えない - Can't say no

Group number 5
Byakuya (AB)
目立つポジション - Standing out position
頭脳明晰 - being clearheaded; having a keen (sharp, brilliant) mind
客観的 - Objective
なんでもできる - Is able to do anything

Hollow Ichigo (O)
自己中心 - selfishness, egoism
いつも明るく - always cheerful/bright
目立つ存在 - Standing out existance
主役 - Leading role

Aizen (B)
自己中心 - Selfishness, egoism
目立つ人 - Standing out person
行動力 - Ability to take action, energy
発想力 - Power of idea

Hisagi (A)
器用 - Skillful, handy
真面目 - Serious, earnest
円満な人間関係 - Peaceful human relations
恋に燃え過ぎる - Gets too fired up in love

Group number 6
Hinamori (AB)
マイペース - Does things at her own pace
知的好奇心が旺盛 - Full of inquisitiviness
冷静な判断をする - Makes calm decisions
器用 - Skillful, handy

Nell (O)
正義の味方 - Supporter of justice
困難に立ち向かう - Fights against difficulties
仲間意識が高い - Fellow feeling is valuable
マイペース - Does things at her own pace

Yoruichi (B)
自由奔放 - Free and uncontrolled
フットワーク - Footwork
素早い - Quick
自信家 - Has a great confidence in herself

Grimmjow (A)
飽きっぽい - Gets bored easily
フットワーク - Footwork
逆境に燃える - Gets fired up in adversities
責任感がある - Has a sense of responsibility

Group number 7
Orihime (AB)
忍耐強い - Persevering, very patient
存在感がある - Has a strong presence
頭脳明晰 - Being clearheaded; having a keen (sharp, brilliant) mind
芸術の才能がある - Has talent for art

Omaeda (O)
実は負けず嫌い - Hates losing
仲間意 - Fellow feeling
努力家 - Hardworking
自分勝手 - Selfish

Rukia (B)
存在感がある - Has a stong presence
忍耐力がある - Has fortitude
暜投は温和 - Usually gentle
堅苦しい事が嫌い - Hates formal things

Ikkaku (A)
本質を見せない - Doesn't show his true nature
忍耐強い - Persevering, very patient
信頼がある - Has confidance
陰の努力家 - Hardworker in the background

Group number 8
Mayuri (AB)
好き嫌いが激しい - Passioned about likes and dislikes
余計な一言 -  Does not say more than necessary
自信家 - Has a great confidence in himself
感性が異常 - Abnormal sense

Soifon (O)
真っすぐな性格 - Straightforward personality
自分勝手 - Selfish
左右される - Temperament
気分屋 - Moody

Rangiku (B)
お調子者 - Gets carried away easily
ワガママ - Selfishness, egoism
好き嫌いが激しい - Passioned about likes and dislikes
プラス思考 - Positive thinker

Kenpachi (A)
同じ事を繰り返す - Repeats same things
好き嫌いが激しい - Passioned about likes and dislikes
自分勝手 - Selfish
マイペース - Does things at his own pace

Group number 9
Ulquiorra
知識欲がある = Having desire/thrist for knownledge
完璧主義 = Perfectionism
駆け引き上手 = Skillful at tactics/strategy
頭の回転が速い = Intuitive/Sharp Instinct/Quick thinker

Hanataro (O)
Hanatarou: PPl around depend on him.her, doesn't mope around, diligent, hate cheating

Ishida (B)
人任せにできない - Can't leave it to others
クール - Cool
完璧主義 - Perceftionism
反感を買う - Provokes antipathy

Chad (A)
クール - Cool
真任感が強い - Strong feeling of responsibility
働き者 - Hard working person
悲観主義 - Pessimist



Nestle to Night Novel

Nestle to Night
By Matsubara Makoto and Kubo Tite


Yammy – Yammy – It is nighttime in our world again…

After Aizen had left and all the Gargantas had closed, Hueco Mundo regained a sense of peace. Brushing by the ruins of Las Noches, the breeze seemed to carry with it sounds of lamentation. Yet apart from the sound of sand caught in the wind, there was only silence.

A single animal lay on this silent desert. It had the shape of a small dog, with the mask of a hollow and soft white fur. Its name was Kukkapuuro.

Kukkapuuro had lost almost all of its memories. It only knew that it was a hollow, and that this was Hueco Mundo. Calling itself “Kukkapuuro,” rubbing its forehead with its paw, and scratching the itch behind its ear were the only important memories that it had, sketched deep into its consciousness.

In a world full of reishi like Hueco Mundo, a small hollow like itself only needed to breathe to survive, and eventually become the prey of other hollows. Kukkapuuro was at the very bottom of the food chain, yet it was able to survive entirely because it stayed by the side of someone very strong.

Kukkapuuro looked to him and thought, “I think this person must be very important.”

As his steps were very large, he was always a great distance ahead, alwaus forcing Kukkapuuro to chase after his enormous shadow. He always looked at Kukkapuuro with an impatient mutter, refusing to even give it a name. He never held, petted, or shared food with it.

Even so, he never killed Kukkapuuro.

Until the very end, he also never left Kukkapuuro.

***

“It’s pretty quiet here…” was the first thing Mila-Rose said upon exiting the Garganta.
Following her, Apacci, Sung-Sun, and finally Tier Harribel also landed on the desert. Behind them, the Garganta silently closed, and the rip in space suddenly vanished.

“What a complete mess…” said Apacci, looking at the destruction caused to Las Noches by heated battles.

“It seems like everyone used pretty barbaric methods to fight…” said Sung-Sun, hiding her mouth behind her sleeve and looking up at the sky. The ceiling had broken in many places, creating a mosaic out of the artificial blue sky of Las Noches and the dark sky of Hueco Mundo beyond.

Harribel stared silently for a moment at the battlefield. The three of them, despite squabbling all the time, also followed her example and stood there in silence.

Standing behind Harribel’s right hand side, Apacci looked down at her own completely unharmed body, and clenched her fist.

(…Bastard!)

She muttered in her heart.

Only a few hours before, every single one of them had been close to death. Harribel’s body had suffered two wounds from Aizen’s zanpakutou Kyoka Suigetsu, one across her abdomen, and another pierced from her back through to her left chest. Apacci, Mila-Rose, and Sung-Sun had each lost an arm to create Allon, and had also suffered severe burns over their entire body from Yamamoto’s fires.

Apacci touched her left arm with her right hand. It felt completely normal, just like her orignal arm. There was also no pain remaining anywhere on her body.

(In the end… we still had to rely on the strength of humans…!)

She clenched her teeth.

The one who healed them had been Inoue Orihime. When the Fake Karakura Town had been switched back with the real one, the unconscious Arrancars had also been sent with the fake town to Soul Society. Apacci had asked her to come into the town to treat them, when Orihime came back from Hueco Mundo with Kuchiki Rukia and the rest to see Ichigo after his battle had finished.

The three of them that had been spared by Yamamoto were relatively fine compared to Harribel, who had suffered two life-threatening injuries. Apart from Orihime, there was probably nobody who could help her. Still, trusting her deeply revered Harribel to a human, for even one moment, was something that she could never forgive.

Apacci hardened her face, tightly gripping her arm.

(Such a bastard…!)

Her own undying feelings of gratitude to Orihime were something that she could never forgive.

***

Not long after Kurosaki Ichigo met everyone again, he let out an anguished cry that seemed to split open his throat, collapsed, and lost consciousness.

"Kurosaki-kun!!"

"Ichigo!!"

"Kurosaki!!"

Despite rejoicing only a few seconds before, Rukia, Orihime, Renji, Uryuu, and Chad now ran to Ichigo, calling out his name.

"Everyone, please be calm," said Urahara, stopping Orihime, who had her hands stretched out, ready to use Souten Kisshun. He saw her extremely troubled gaze and nodded to her, turning to the rest. "Kurosaki is fine. What happened just now does not endanger his life."

Chad let out a breath of relief upon hearing those words and lifted Ichigo, so that he might sleep facing up. His body, though unconscious, continued to convulse, and he let out a painful groan.

"What exactly happened to Ichigo...?" asked Rukia, frowning at Ichigo's pained state.

"In order to defeat Aizen, he used the Final Getsuga Tenshou."

"...Final?" asked Uryuu.

Urahara calmly closed his eyes, and slowly sighed. "It is a technique called 'Mugetsu,' and using it will cause him to lose all his shinigami powers... it is such a technique."

At first, everyone seemed to not understand his words. Perhaps unconsciously, they did not want to understand.

A few seconds later, Orihime murmured, "How could this be...!" She immediately collapsed to the floor.

"Shinigami... powers..." Rukia looked as if she had forgotten everything and only stared, unblinking, at Ichigo.

"Are you saying that Kurosaki can no longer be a shinigami...!?" exclaimed Uryuu, as if venting his feelings.

Urahara nodded sadly. "Yes."

"...The bastard!" Renji felt in his heart a tumultuous brew of emotions, that they had no choice but to rely on Ichigo, who wasn't even from Soul Society, that he had use this kind of technique, and that he was himself so weak.

"Ichigo...!" Chad also lowered his head, shaking at his feelings of remorse towards his own weakness.

Urahara waited until everyone had calmed down, and continued, "Kurosaki collapsing means that the first stage of his losing all his powers has begun. With Isshin's help, he trained for three months in the Dangai Precipice World's timeflow, until he attained 'Mugetsu'."

"Three months?!" Renji couldn't help but ask.

"That's why his hair is longer..." Uryuu said to himself.

Rukia envisioned the Ichigo that she had parted from in Hueco Mundo, and the one currently sleeping before her, putting both together in her mind. His hair had grown long, and it seemed like he was a bit taller. Whether unconsciously or not, his expression also seemed more mature. It had only been a few short days between the time when they sneaked into Hueco Mundo to save Orihime and the conclusion of all the fighting.

(But for you, it seems like it has been a very long fight...)

Rukia gave him a comforting glance.

"Right now his body is undergoing the effects of reversed timeflow from the time when he was in the Dangai. It will cause extreme pain and loss of consciousness, but it will not endanger his life."

"Is there anything that I can do...!" asked Orihime, distraught.

"Unfortunately, no." Urahara shook his head. "There is nothing we can do right now. After the timeflow reversion is complete, Kurosaki's shinigami powers will disappear. This is the first stage."

"And then what?!" asked Rukia, surprised.

Urahara nodded to her and continued, "As for the second stage, when the rest of his reaitsu stabilizes, he will wake up... and then, his remaining spiritual power will completely vanish."

"If that's the case, Ichigo will..." Chad swallowed.

"Never mind shinigami and hollows, he won't even be able to see normal pluses."

Upon hearing Urahara's words, everyone fell together into silence. Being able to see spirits - this was the very essence of Ichigo's existence, something which every single person there understood.

Looking at everyone's pained and gloomy expressions, Urahara said brightly, "Anyway, let's first take him somewhere to get help! Until the first stage completes, we can't send him home. If his sisters saw him all grown up like this, they would be very surprised!"

"...That's right." Renji was the first to lift his head. “There’s no use in us just sitting around and talking. Oi, bring a stretcher here!” he called out to the Fourth Squad members who were about to take apart the town. Two of the closer ones came over with a stretcher. “Take him to get help. Be careful…this is the great hero who captured Aizen!”

“Of course!” The two of them replied excitedly and bowed deeply. As the hero who had finally concluded this battle, Ichigo’s name had spread in a flash throughout the members of the Gotei 13.

When they had carefully moved Ichigo’s body onto the stretcher, Urahara and Uryuu looked up at the same time.

“Something’s coming!”

“This reiatsu… an Arrancar!?”

The two talented at sensing reiatsu lifted their heads and gazed upwards. Everyone else followed their example, looking to the sky.

Suddenly in the clear blue sky, a figure appeared using sonido, something only Arrancar could use. It came quickly, almost falling out of the sky.

They looked at the Arrancar on the ground. It was one of Tier Harribel’s fraccion, Apacci. Her skin was burnt, her left arm ripped off with blood still dripping from the wound, and it was all that she could do just to stand.

“You must not want to live…!” Renji fixed his glare on Apacci, his hand gripping his zanpakutou Zabimaru.

Still, Apacci did not even spare him a glance, as she had eyes only for Orihime. “Hey, woman…come…with me…” Her shoulder shook violently as she breathed, her words coming out in short bursts.

Seeing her heading towards Orihime, Rukia quickly put herself between the two. But before she could do anything, Apacci took another step and lost her balance, falling heavily to the ground.

“Bas…tard…” Trying to lift herself up, she grabbed a fistful of dirt.

“Souten Kisshun!” Orihime stretched out her hands, using her Shun Shun Rikka technique. Shun’o and Ayame flew to Apacci, surrounding her with a glowing healing field.

“Wait a minute, Inoue! That’s an Arrancar! There’s no reason to heal her!” Renji shouted. Orihime had once been kidnapped by the Arrancar and Renji understandably hoped that she would have no further contact with them.

“But, I can’t just do nothing…” Orihime walked past Rukia, coming closer to Apacci’s body. Even though she was an Arrancar, Orihime could not just leave someone who was hurt.

As Orihime started to focus on healing, Apacci said weakly, “Don’t mind me… first…save Harribel-sama…!”

“But, your wounds are also very serious…”

“Please!” Apacci lifted her head and grabbed Orihime’s hand, her own hand shaking, either from the pain or something else. “Please quickly… save Harribel-sama…!” Her eyes held no antagonistic, killing, or deceitful intent, only concern for her nakama, like Orihime herself.

“…I understand! Please take me there!” Orihime released her Souten Kisshun, and offered Apacci her shoulder.

“I’ll go too. Take hold of me.” Rukia stood to her other side, taking note of the wound to her shoulder, and carefully holding her up. Rukia’s left arm was also wounded and in a sling, but her right arm was tightly gripped around Apacci. Surprised, Apacci widened her eyes but did not say anything, relying on the two of them.

“Well then, I guess I have no choice…come on!” Renji walked up to them and bent over. “You’re in a hurry, right? Then let me carry you. It seems like I’m the least wounded out of all of you…”

“Thank you, Abarai-kun!” Orihime and Rukia carefully placed Apacci on Renji’s back. Renji stood up and started walking towards the fake Karakura town, with Orihime and Uryuu following behind him.

“Urahara, Chad, I’ll just leave Ichigo with you then!” Rukia ran off to join them, leaving Urahara to explain Ichigo’s injuries and Chad to nurse the wound to his leg.

***

Seeing some movement amongst the rubble, Sung-Sun asked, “Who’s there!?”

“Woof!” Kukkapuuro walked out of the shadows, running towards the four of them.

“You’re Yammy’s…” Harribel remembered that this tiny little hollow always was by Yammy’s side.

“Near here…I can feel the remains of Yammy’s reiatsu,” said Mila-Rose. It was his reaitsu from where he had used all his strength for battle.

“That fellow Yammy, he’s always so absent-minded, and always thinking himself so great, as if!” said Apacci in her usual voice. The other two nodded their agreement.
“What then…that bastard!” she said, kicking up the sand. Apacci hoped that everything would become normal soon. That humans, shinigami, this battle, and contact with Soul Society would all soon be forgotten.

“Che! Have they already discovered…!” murmured Mila-Rose, focusing on the reiatsu signatures around them.

Sung-Sun nodded, frowning. “Hn…there’s a group of mid-level hollows congregating in that direction.”

The hollows who before had feared Aizen and the Espadas’ strength were now starting to surround Las Noches.

“There’s…going to be another war then…” Harribel’s expression was grim and her heart felt heavy. As she had followed Aizen hoping that his superior strength might stop unnecessary wars from ever happening, she was unwilling to let such a thing happen.
“Harribel-sama.”

Hearing that call, she turned and saw Sung-Sun kneeling on the floor. She lowered her head and said, “Barragan is dead. Aizen is gone. The only one fit to become ruler of Hueco Mundo is now Harribel-sama.”

“I agree!” Apacci also kneeled, bowing her head.

“No matter what, please become the new ruler of Hueco Mundo!” Mila-Rose also knelt.

Harribel lowered her head, calmly regarding the three who were now awaiting an answer. “Hueco Mundo does not need a ruler.”

“A fake sun can not illuminuate this darkness.” The blue sky created by Aizen stretched above them. “Hueco Mundo has darkness…and only needs a peaceful darkness.”

Harribel slowly blinked and started walking towards the center of Las Noches. The three of them stood up, exchanged glances, and silently nodded.

“We will always serve you, Harribel-sama!” said Sung-Sun, as they followed her.

After five or six steps, Apacci stood still and looked back at Kukkapuuro, which was still staring at the four of them. “Hey, little thing! You’ll be killed if you stay in a place like this!” She walked over and picked it up, but Kukkapuuro yelped and struggled from her grasp.

Seeing this, Sung-Sun said to her, “Let it go. Don’t you understand that it wholly wants to stay here?”

“You’re so noisy! I don’t need you to tell me. I was planning to let it go!” She put it down and Kukkapuuro happily yelped, wagging its tail.

“You too, also have something that you cannot leave?” Mila-Rose gently petted Kukkapuuro’s head, before walking back to Harribel’s side with the other two.

Their shadows slowly disappeared. Their footprints also vanished, smoothed out by the wind.

Kukkapuuro stayed there and saw it all.

To this day, it is still there, still missing its deceased master.

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