Hollow King. Chapter one.
Tite Kubo owns bleach
It was a silent and peaceful dusk. Gondra lay on his bed in the dark apartment staring at the setting sun. He tried to clench his fists but realized he couldn't.
"I cut that deep huh?" he thought to himself.
The blood seeped from his wrist staining the mattress he was laying on. With one last breath he felt himself slip away into oblivion.
"Now I can finally get some peace and quiet…………."
Two seconds later he woke up standing beside his bed. He looked down and noticed a chain attached to the center of his chest leading down to his body which was still on the bed.
"I am Jack's out of body experience." He said to himself.
With that the chain broke leaving five links still attached to his chest. Gondra stepped closer to his bed to take a closer look at his corpse. There he was still clutching the combat knife he used covered in blood. He had a calm peaceful look on his face. With one final glance he left the apartment.
"I'm dead so now what? Where the fucks the light or fire?" he asked himself.
As Gondra walked down the sidewalk next to his apartment complex he couldn't help but feel that a weight had been lifted from his shoulders but replaced with a different one. Gondra heard a faint jingling sound like a bell as he stood on the sidewalk. He looked up to see a figure in a black kimono with a katana leap off a nearby roof into the open window of his apartment.
"Who the hell is that?" Gondra asked out loud. He got the feeling that he shouldn't stick around to find out and left.
For the next few weeks Gondra walked the streets of Karakura town. Not going anywhere, just walking, doing his best all the while to avoid everyone who he sensed could see him. It wasn't just the guys in black that worried him, there were the figures in White to take into account. Now those guys really freaked him out. One night Gondra hid in the shadows observing a fight between the two forces. The one in black staggered to his feet covered in blood.
"You arrancar bastards are pretty tough."
The arrancar pointed the index finger of his right hand at his opponent.
"It's over shinigami." The arrancar stated coldly.
A beam of green energy shot from his extended finger and enveloped the shinigami, vaporizing him. The arrancar turned to face the dark alley where Gondra hid.
"Don't move, don't even breathe." Gondra thought to himself.
Standing a few meters away from him was the arrancar. The side of his head encased in a helmet of bone over his jet black hair. His green eyes fixed on Gondra's position in the shadows. Another arrancar suddenly appeared behind the first one floating in the night sky this one with blue hair and eyes.
"Hey Ulquiorra, lets go already there's no one here but weaklings." He shouted wile wiping the blood of his sword.
Ulquiorra sighed and turned away. Gondra watched as the man raised his right hand and snapped his fingers. Suddenly the sky tore open revealing a black void that opened like a theater curtain. The two men stepped through and the portal closed.
"Shinigami and arrancar, that's what these guys are called. So, what the hell was that!?" Gondra yelled.
He spent the next several months stocking the alleys sleeping in the day and just wandering around at night. Feeling more and more hungry as each second went by. Gondra had noticed that even though he was dead and in soul form, his hair still continued to grow. With his hand, he brushed the strands out of his eyes. The ash blond spikes of his main falling into place on his head. As Gondra looked up it started to rain. There was only one and a half links left in the chain. Gondra turned a corner and bumped into a team of shinigami. The one in the front took a look at his chain and turned back to his comrades and called out.
"Hey guys, we got a demi-hollow here looks like he's about to change too. Hey buddy, come here." He called to Gondra as he drew his sword.
"Fuck this shit!" Gondra spat out and went running in the opposite direction.
"After him if he doesn't get konsoed soon, he'll change!"
The shinigami the shinigami called out as they pursued Gondra down an alley way. Suddenly Gondra found himself at a dead end with the shinigami right behind him.
"Its okay were trying to help you."
"Then put away the fucking swords!" Gondra roared.
"We need them to-"
But the shinigami was cut off by the haunting howl of a nearby creature. "Great, a hollow at a time like this. Where is it?"
Suddenly a huge lizard like creature with a white bone mask and sharp claws came smashing through the wall of a building landing on the unsuspecting shinigami, crushing them. The hollow eyed Gondra and spoke in a shrill voice.
"My you look tasty." The beast chimed, as it licked its teeth.
Gondra backed against the brick wall and took a deep breath and glared at the creature.
"What the hell do I do now!?"
"It looks like you could use some help Jack." A voice rang out in Gondra's mind.
It sounded kind of like his but had some kind of demonic undertone to it.
"And who the hell are you?"
"An ally that's all you need to know for now so do you want the power to crush this thing or not?"
"What do I need to do?"
"Yank out the chain."
"Just do it! You want to be eaten!?"
"All right fine!" as the hollow drew closer Gondra clutched the chain with his right hand and started to yank. He felt the pain of his soul mutating, Twisting into something vile and powerful coursing through his vary being. A bizarre spiritual pressure came crashing down surrounding the area.
"Gyaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!" with a horrible ripping sound Gondra tore out the chain leaving a dark hole in his solar plexus.
He felt a violent serge of power as a white slime erupted from his eyes and mouth, the slime hardened to form the fragments of a mask on his face.
"I am Jack's mutated soul." Gondra stated as he grinned insanely.
The rain turned into a downpour.
"Now is not a good time to fuck with me."
With another howl the hollow lunged forward. Gondra caught the hollow by its claw, raised a fist and swing at full force. The punch connected shattering its mask. The creature collapsed and dissolved. As Gondra stepped forward to see if any of the shinigami were still alive his mask continued to expand over his face. One of the shinigami pulled himself to his feet and stamped Gondra in the forehead where his mask didn't cover with the hilt of his sword.
"What the fuck was that for!?"
A circle of light enveloped Gondra.
"What the hell did you do!?" Gondra roared his teeth bared the look of rage in his sky blue eyes. The injured shinigami spoke up.
"It's called a konso you're going to the soul society."
And with that everything faded out. Gondra awoke to the sound of a lighter flicking on. The disposable kind with the safety pried off. He looked at the clear blue sky filled with jet streams.
"Where am I?"
"You don't recognize your own mindscape?"
Gondra looked over his shoulder and noticed a girl with raven hair perched on a broken statue, looking down at him. She took a drag of a cigarette and exhaled the smoke throe her nose while giving him a foxy grin. Gondra blinked several times and got to his feet.
"Do I know you?"
"You could say that."
He felt a sense of playfulness and power in her voice.
"Could I get one of those? Haven't had a smoke since I died."
The girl lit another cigarette and tossed it to him. "Thanks babe you're a life saver." Gondra smirked at the irony in his statement.
"So you called this place my mindscape?" Gondra questioned as he looked around.
It looked like he was in an oasis with sand as far as the eye could see. All around him were ruined buildings half covered in sand and overgrowth they had a strange look to them like they belonged to an ancient people that had long since died out.
A/N like the city of Zanarkind in final fantasy X.
"Wait, that shinigami said I was going to some place called the soul society."
"You're in your way there right now as we speak." the girl replied as she jumped off the statue and walked up to him.
Gondra took a moment to study her. She was about a foot shorter than him with long wavy black hair that was parted in the middle. Her blood red eyes looked into his. She also had what seemed to be small dragon wings protruding from her back. She was wearing an orange and dark blue kimono with the sleeves and most of the skirt ripped off showing strange zigzag tattoos on her arms, around her waist was a gun belt with a magnum in the holster, she was bare foot with red stained bandages wrapped around her thighs and wrists. He also noticed that she had a hot shapely body and her outfit clung to it showing it off. She was a real bombshell.
"Whatcha' lookin' at?" she asked playfully, tilting her head to one side.
Gondra grinned and took a drag from his cigarette.
"Just admiring fine art." Gondra replied with a smirk.
She laughed and gave him a seductive look.
"Flattery will get you anywhere."
"Why am I here?"
"I brought you here to lend you my strength." You can't rely on that other guy too much. You're not powerful enough yet."
"Who are you?"
"I'd tell you my name but I doubt you'll be able to hear it."
"My name is ………. "
"So what happens now?"
"Now you go to the soul society to start your new existence. But before you leave take this with you."
The girl tosses Gondra a large katana. He studies the blade for a moment, sensing its power. It was a heavy blade with a jagged edge and pyramid studs around the guard and diamond shaped dragon eyes engraved into it.
"What's this for?"
The girl shot him another foxy grin while saying.
"You're going to need it."
She turned around and started to walk away wile waving.
"See you later."
Then she vanished like a mirage.
hey everyone! this is my first fanfic. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I have writing it. pleas R&R!
I'd like to thank GokuSS400 for his advice on uploading it.