Quick Summary/Info: This takes place following Chapter 304 in the Bleach manga.
Disclaimer: Bleach and its characters belong to Kubo Tite
"Inoue, please heal Nell…before me.."
Inoue Orihime spun to her left and saw a child-like form sprawled in a puddle of its own blood. It wasn't moving or breathing, or showing any signs of life for that matter. She spun back to her right and beyond Ichigo lay the violent outbursts of two beasts – Zaraki Kenpachi and the fifth espada.
She spun back calling over her shoulder, "All-All right! I'll heal her right away!"
Ichigo smiled slightly, At least Nell will be alright.
Inoue ran and dropped to her knees next to Nell's small form. She set up a barrier and began to reject the wounded form.
Hurry. Oh, Come on-Hurry!
She nervously looked over her shoulder, apprehensive of the coming future, scared for his safety, and petrified at the fact that he was so hurt. Inoue Orihime hated seeing him like that. Wounded and beaten, but still not broken, still placing other's health and well being above his own. This attribute that would make any other look at him with such admiration, only served as a dwelling pain on Orihime's mind. It was the thing she loved about him, and the thing that she hated most.
She turned back and concentrated on Nell. She pushed out her thoughts of him and repeatedly reminded herself to stay focused. The faster she healed Nell, the faster she could go to his side and dress his wounds.
Focus. Focus. Focus!
And then Orihime saw it. The form in front of her stirred, not much, but enough. And Orihime felt a quick surge of short lived happiness at this accomplishment. Nell's legs, arms, torso, head – All of it grew back to its adult length and form. No longer in front of her laid the beaten and bloody child, instead appeared the body of the beaten and bloody adult.
The wounds closed up from the edges. The superficial ones disappearing quickly to the point where only the deeper ones remained. And eventually, in a matter of minutes, even those closed up and disappeared without a mark or scar to show for it.
And still, Nell continued to heal under the glowing barrier. Her mask slowly reformed, gaining material from seemingly nowhere. Each appearing speck of white and grey flowing and molding together until it was complete. The crack had closed, the missing teeth had re-grown, and the only part still regenerating was the scar on her face which just as quickly disappeared in a stream of sizzling smoke.
Her strong arms pushed her to a sitting position, the feeling having returned to her body. The feeling and the return of power. She noted how it no longer slipped out of the crack in her mask that she had dealt with for so long. Finally, after so many years her self, her power had finally been healed and contained.
She blinked a few times at the chestnut haired girl who had healed her. A smile came over that child's face and she could hear the words.
"Ah. Your all healed, Nell"
"I'm going to go heal Kurosaki-kun. As you can see, Soul Society sent reinforcements."
Nell nodded, not really knowing what had been said. She barely could make out anything at all. She felt light headed and only wondered if the feeling was shared by all those recently healed.
Ichigo could see her out of his foggy eye, which had almost swollen as a result of the fifth Espada's bombarding attacks. Despite his sight impairment, he could still see her, pushing herself off the ground and propelling herself into a run aimed towards him.
He could see that Nell was up to. She seemed a bit dazed, but fully healed and her somewhat relaxed position made him get the idea that she was safe. The thought of his friend being safe made him relax even further as Inoue placed her Rikka's barrier around him.
It was amazing. He could feel his wounds heal incredibly fast. It seemed odd for him to realize at such a time that Inoue's powers seemed to work more effectively when she was really dedicated to a task.
He raised his left hand slightly, not enough to startle her but enough to see it. His eye was beginning to get better and he could now make out his left hand and the cuts that closed with amazing speed.
He smiled, and he noted, that she smiled back, obviously glad to see he was improving.
When there wasn't a scratch left on his body, he picked himself up and leaned back against his hands in an almost sprawled position. He pushed himself to his feet and walked towards Zangetsu. He reached out and gripped the handle forcing its tip from the ground and held it at his side.
Suddenly to his right it came. It was faster than any flash step he had heard of, and the speed was incredible. The Arrancar "Sonido" was truly something on a completely higher level. He had barely felt the spiritual pressure and as he began to turn he already had the vague sense that he was too late.
Then he saw the dance of green strands of hair, vibrant in color. Crouched and sword angle to the ground stooped Nell as she blocked a blow from a low point that would have most certainly been fatal.
She released the grip of her left hand and scooped it around Ichigo's waist, much like a couple would hold each other in any other circumstance. With a secure hold in place she bolted off in a direction opposite of las Noches. She didn't look back or give a moment's respite. And Ichigo was sure her speed could match that of Yoruichi, the Flash goddess.
And in the settling dust stood the surprised figure of the tan skinned Espada, Halibell, looking just as mentally blown away as she was physically.
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