Grimmjow POV. Grimmjow discovers where Kurono has gone. will he accept that the one he loves... is his enemy?
To Find the One You Love, Dead
I paced around the room, impatiently awaiting Kurono’s return. I waited for hours and when I got to the door for the fifty billionth time I stopped at the door post Kurono had hit before she ran away. It had caved and cracked under her fist. She must have been really angry….
“What am I thinking….”
I slammed my hand into the same spot causing stone to fall to the floor
“Curse it, I'm a fool!”
I leaned my head against the now broken post.
“Why? Why didn’t I say something… less stupid?!”
I closed my eyes and breathed out
Keep your cool…
“Who gives a stitch about keeping cool?! I…I…”
I kept my head down and slammed my fist into the wall
“I should have said…. What else was there to say?! Oh I'm sorry, Aizen told me to lie but it became more? Oh yeah, that’s REAL believable…”
I sighed as I opened my eyes
“The best I can do is try and find her. Explain, make her understand”
I started out the door, quickening each step as I went. Soon I was flash stepping in a frenzy down the hallways, but I still managed to check every room.
I've got to find her…
I couldn't feel her Reiatsu, which scared me. I was about to head outside when I saw that woman, Harribel. I stopped right in front of her and squared my shoulders, dismay plain on my face.
“Have you seen Kurono? Tell me if you have, now”
Harribel looked at me, expressionless
“So, you’ve lost her?”
“What? No! I've… I've… I just misplaced her, that’s all”
“She's not an item that can be misplaced, Grimmjow”
“Shut up! I just need to find her.”
She ran her eyes from my face to the floor, then back to my face
“I heard her yelling at General Gin about lying to her. Then she took off down the hallway and yelled at you.”
I eyed her, growing impatient
“She met up with her friend, told him not to go after her and took off outside. That’s all I know.”
Harribel started walking off but turned back to me
“I hope you find her and patch stuff up… because it's obvious that you care for her.”
“Don't even try to deny it. You care. Now go after her”
I nodded and flash stepped out side. Once here I found two sets of foot prints leading into the unknown sands. I took a deep breath and took off as fast as I could. I ran, following the footsteps. I finally reached where they ended and it wasn't what I wanted to see. Her little friend was stepping out of a Garganta with something in his hands. He was turned slightly so I couldn’t make out what it was.
“Hey, where’s Kurono?”
He suddenly turned; in his hands was Kurono’s mask fragment.
“How…Why do you have her mask?”
Anger mixed with fear boiled inside me
“What happened to Kurono?!”
The hollow looked up at me, tears in his eyes and running down his face.
He bent his head
“She told me not to follow her… that she had to….Purify her soul… I didn’t think she meant… that way…”
Fear burned in my throat
He looked up me
“She went to the Soul Society.”
The words hit me like a cold wind.
“The… Soul Society? The Shinigami… place?”
The hollow nodded
“How? Does that mean she's…”
“She's gone, she let that Soul Reaper run her threw…”
Anger flared as I could only imagine
“What Soul Reaper?”
“He… he had orange hair…”
“Curse him…he’ll die for this!”
I turned and started back to Los Noches
Why Kurono?! Why did you leave… was it because of me? Because I didn’t tell you that Aizen told me to get close to you? He never said to be nice or to screw with your feelings. He never told me to pretend that I love you. Just to stay close. You assumed that the love was fake but I swear… every thought, every action was real. And I’ll prove it…somehow.
The hollow followed me, still holding her mask.
“I don't know what to do with it…”
“She has no use for it, she's a…. traitor now”