The Training Continues...
My Real Name
I took a step towards Yoruichi who smiled. Zelo’s face relaxed but he still looked scared. Seji looked like he was on the prink of tears
“Good, you made it”
So much energy was burning inside me I had to do something to get it out
“Now it's on to lesson three.”
Yoruichi took out a black scarf and tied it around her waist.
“All you have to do is cut this scarf off my waist with your Zanpakutō. Simple. And this one has no time limit”
“Sounds good, let's get this done fast. I still have to learn my Bankai.”
I pulled out the remains of my sword and frowned
“Well I thought this might have fixed itself….”
Yoruichi laughed, a sound of wind chimes.
“Let's see what you can do with a pathetic butter knife”
Yoruichi flash stepped and the battle started. I tried to slash but got punched in the stomach. Zelo stayed where he was as I fell to the ground at his feet
Man she's fast!
I 180’d and tried to slice the scarf but only cut a thread while she disapeared and reapeared behind me. I took off running, trying to flash step while Zelo tried to find a place to watch at a safe distance with Seji in tow. After a minute he decided to rest on top of the same rock he was on before. He leaned agianst it and closed his eyes. Seji watched and kept yelling Kuro-chan and smoking his cigarette
“Come on I can do this”
“Yes you can”
The voice surprised me. It sounded like the man-jackal from before.
“Who is this?”
“That doesn’t matter right now. Just pay attienion and focus! You can do it”
“Uh, ok. Let's do this”
I closed my eyes and clenched my fists and surged forward. Suddenly the world was flying by and I was going faster than I had ever before. I saw a glimpse of Yoruichi’s surprised face and I laughed.
“Oh I could get used to this!”
“I knew you could do it.”
“Oh yeah, Voice in my head. This is awesome!”
“If you can out run her than you can fight”
“But I ain't got a sword!”
“You got 3 inches of one that’s sharp enough to cut. Just turn and face your fear and listen.”
I stopped on a dime, with my back to Yoruichi. She too stopped while another voice sounded in my head
“Yes Kurono face your fear and shout my name!! if you face your fear nothing will block your ears”
I turned slowly holding my hilt out in my left hand and whispered
My hand shook as the remains of my Zanpakutō glowed white. I pointed the tip at Yoruichi, holding the blade with both hands I smiled a smile that had played on my face when I was a hollow, and I was about to slaughter some one.
“You might wanna move, this just might kill ya”
Yoruichi didn’t move as I continued to smile. White Reiatsu surrounded me. The dust spirled around me and I thought I felt water falling on my head as the ground shook. Thunder rolled and finnally it happened.
A white light enveloped the end of my broken sword and shot at Yoruichi, blocking her from my veiw. When I looked at my hands I blinked and smirked. Around both my wrists were two identical vambraces. They were gold and had a bunch of strange markings on them. In my left hand was a normal katana. It had a long handle wrapped in black leather with a golden ankh on the hilt on both sides. Its overall length was 42” while the blade was 28 1/8”. The scabbard itself was black with a white helix style design running from the base to the top. At the end of the handle hung a black chain sporting a shape of a jackal at the end.
“Yoruichi, ya alive?”
Yoruichi’s head apeared above the rock Zelo and Seji had just been sitting on. When she stood I saw that the scarf, along with the back half of her shirt, was gone. Zelo and Seji’s head popped up beside her
“How did such a small sword do that?!? Was that her Shikai?”
“No… That was a simple attack, much like Ichigo’s Getsuga Tenshō. Almost like an engery release”
Yoruichi was now out from behind the rock and brushing herself off
“You mean its… an energy style Zanpakutō? That’s soo cute!”
Seji was smiling at me like a child
“Cute isn't the word I would use…”
“…. Amazing. The Reiatsu seething from it hurts my head…”
I sheved the sword in its new scabbard at my waist while Zelo and Seji were talking to Yoruichi about something that I had little intrest in. But I was surprised to hear a hollowed woman's voice in my head.
“You should have killed her”
“Who are you?”
“It doesn’t matter.”
“Sorry Yoruichi, I got a little carried away.”
Yoruichi nodded as I walked towards them
“Killing means you don’t have to say you're sorry”
“Shut up will ya?”
“Ya know, if you don’t get back to Hueco Mundo before some one finds out you're dead, you're screwed”
“What ya mean?”
“A certain someone, who we’re still mentally connected with I might add, is about to find out your dead and is gonna go on a killing rampage.”
“Don't play stupid, stupid! Your long lost love of your life that goes by the name of…”
“The name of what?”
“Grimmjow, stupid! Grimmjow! Any moment now that blue haired weirdo is gonna find Taro and ask him why on earth is he holding your helmet without your head in it? And Taro’s gonna say that some stupid Shinigami with an orange mess on his head stabbed you threw and threw. Won't that be pretty?”
“Oh… snap…But why would Grimmjow care? He's not the love of my life”
“The proper response would to leave this filthy place and get your butt back to Hueco Mundo before all Hell breaks loose! And just so ya know I know his thoughts, he's out lookin’ for ya”
I ran over to Yoruichi, panic swelling in me
“We gotta hurry this up, and now”
“Where’s the rush comin’ from?”
“Lets just say I just remembered that I have to take something before Ichigo gets killed”
“Then lets move onto lesson 4. Shikai and Bankai. You have to learn these in three days. Are you ready?”
“More than ever. Lets get this over with”
“We can't start now though.”
“What? Why not?!”
“You have to rest or you’ll over work your body and powers. Your Zanpakutō has more than the normal energy a Shinigami can take in one practice. Too much of that vast Reiatsu can kill you if you're not careful.”
“I don't care”
“You’ll care when you can't move. Now go with Zelo and Seji and get something to eat. No one should question you about who you are. And no one has felt the Reiatsu. This place is made to keep it in. Although you almost broke the seal. It's time to take a rest”
“Fine, whatever. Lets got Moss-boy”
I followed Zelo and Seji out as my stomach growled. I was rather hungry.
“Hear that Kuro-chan? You're hungry and you can’t be half as cute on an empty stomach.”
Zelo’s hand smacked Seji on the back of the head
“Think before ya open your mouth will ya?!”
“Anyway Kurono, if anyone does ask you who you are say your full name and say you’re fresh out of the Acadamy. I have someone forging your papers right now. But for the time being, stay low”
I waved as I left the training area, ready for some food. It was dark outside when we left and the sudden change of light hurt my eyes. It had to be, at least around 2 am. Where were we gonna find food this late at night?