Disclaimer: I do not own Bleach.

Warning: Heavy manga spoilers.

Ichigo, hollow Ichigo: Down with the Sickness

I'm not a disease, it hissed, the words slithering and rasping against his mind. You can't cure yourself of me: I'm here to stay.

"Like cancer," Ichigo muttered, and curled into a ball as laughter fell like tacks on a hardwood floor.