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Return of the Arrancar

Chapter 3: The first of the new Arrancar

"Kurosaki-kun, is there a problem?" Ms. Ochi asked.

"N-no, there's no problem, Ms. Ochi."

"Good." Ms. Ochi said, smiling.

"Now, Hiruko… where should you sit?" She asked, looking across the room until she found the only empty seat… right behind Ichigo.

How the hell did he get here?! How the hell did he find me?! And how the hell can he just sit there with that stupid grin on his face?! Ichigo thought, groaning.

"Hm? That's strange. Ichigo and Hiruko are both asleep… Oh, well."

"So, what did you want to talk to me about, Ichigo?"

"First off, I want to know why the hell you're here." Ichigo said, shoving his sword directly at Hiruko's face.

"Now, now, Ichigo. No need to threaten. I'm here on official orders from Captain General Yamamoto to assist you in the destruction of hollows." Hiruko said, grinning.

"Fine, but stay out of my way." Ichigo said.

"Fine, you can start with that one about 30 kilometers from here." Hiruko said, pointing to the right of the school.

"Fine, but as I said before, stay out of my way. I can take care of a single hollow by myself." Ichigo said, flying towards the hollow.

"Unfortunately, Ichigo, I don't have the luxury to 'stay out of your way'." He then held his sword up.

"Spread through the silent mist, Cegador Espejismo."

Hueco Mundo

"Hm, it appears young Ichigo is out in the open."

"Oh please, master, pick me!" One of the shadows shouted.

"I'd be glad to, however, you're not the only one who wants to destroy this boy."

"I don't care what the others think! I want to kill that stupid soul reaper for what he did to Lord Aizen!"

"Oh, a personal vendetta, then?"


"Well, then I'll leave it up to you."

World of the Living

"Hmph! I can handle this guy!" Ichigo said. But when he arrived, there was no more hollow. Someone had gotten there first.

"Tough break, huh Ichigo? Looks like someone beat you to the hollow." Hiruko said, landing next to where he was standing.

"You did this, didn't you?!" Ichigo shouted, grabbing on to Hiruko's shihaikusho.

"Pathetic how you soul reapers fight each other." A voice said, grinning.

"Who's there?!" Ichigo shouted, whirling around.

"My name is Jidansuke Macramone I am NeoArrancar # 27." He said, smirking.

"Hmph, an Arrancar, huh?! I can take you on!"

"Hmph. Split, Seis Dragón Encabezada!" Jidansuke shouted. Then, six dragon heads appeared from his back, along with wings and enormous white claws grew from his arms.

"So, releasing already, huh? Getsuga, Tensho!" The white blast was nullified the instant it struck the arrancars extended hand.

"You'll have to try something else, pathetic soul reaper!" The arrancar shouted.

"Fine then… Bankai!" This time, he used bankai and leapt straight at the arrancar and cut into his arm.

"Wow… you actually managed to wound me… your pretty good for a soul reaper…"

That's all my Bankai did?!

"Damn, I didn't think I'd have to hollowfy to fight you, but here goes!" Now, his mask appeared across his face.

"Ah, hollowfication! Do you really think it will do any good?"

"We'll see! Getsuga Tensho!"

"Cero!" The arrancar shouted, and his six heads shot six cero's that combined together to form one massive cero.

"It will still cut through you!" Ichigo shouted, slashing a major wave of energy towards the cero.

The Getsuga Tensho slashed through the cero, and carved through one of the arrancars' arm and most of its armor.

"Impossible… I put all I had into that Getsuga Tensho!" Ichigo said, as his hollow mask faded.

"Impossible! How the hell did you cut through my armor?!" Jidansuke shouted, slamming his fist towards Ichigo.

"Sorry, but Ichigo is still of use to me." Hiruko said, blocking the fist with his Zanpakuto.

"How did you block my Seis Dragón Encabezada with your sealed Zanpakuto?!"

Soul Society

"Captain, our target subject is engaging in combat with the arrancar."

"Excellent, Nemu… I want to see all fluctuations of his spiritual pressure. Put the same viewings on the arrancar. It is still unknown what affects our target subject will have on the arrancar."

"Yes, sir."

World of the Living

"Spread through the silent mist, Cegador Espejismo." Hiruko said, holding his sword out.

"That… looks like…" Ichigo said.

"What looks like what?"

"Your Zanpakuto… it looks like Uryu's sword!" Ichigo said.

"As it should… that's my power…" Hiruko said, smiling.

"Die!" The arrancar shouted, slamming his fist at Hiruko.

"Sorry, not good enough." Hiruko said, chopping off his other arm.

"Bastard…" The arrancar said, standing up.

"Well, for having enough guts to still fight in your condition, I'll let you see something interesting…" Hiruko said, holding his sword up and piercing his Jidansuke's shoulder.


Soul Society

"Captain! The target subjects energy is fluctuating!"

"That brat! He needs to be taught a lesson!" Mayuri shouted, slamming his hand onto the table.

World of the Living

"What… the hell…" Ichigo said, staring at the dead arrancar.

"I didn't see a thing…" Ichigo said.

"Damn… using Bankai weakens my body…" Hiruko said, collapsing to the ground.

"You damn… Shindoji…" The arrancar said before he disappeared.

"Hey are you…"

"Stand down, Ichigo Kurosaki." A voice said.

"Hey, you're…"

"Yes, it's me, Mayuri Kurotsuchi."

"Why are you here?!" Ichigo asked.

"I'm here for that soul reaper next to you."

"What?! Why?!"

"Does it matter? Just withdraw for now."

"He's… right… Ichigo…" Hiruko said.

"Fine. I'll let you have him, but he better be back. I have some unfinished business with him." Ichigo said.

Soul Society

"So, I'm back here again…" Hiruko muttered, opening his eyes.

"Hey, Hiru-chan, you woke up!" Mukuro said.

"Welcome back to the Soul Society, Hiruko." Kyosuke said, smirking.

"I'm not sure if I'm so happy to be back." Hiruko muttered, face palming.

"Well, you shouldn't be! Daddy was very mad at you for that, yes he was!" Mukuro said, smiling.

"Hiruko, you really shouldn't be so reckless… you who wears the same tattoo of time as we do." Kyosuke said.

"Yeah, I'll remember that…"

"So, Ichigo, what did Captain Hiruko want?" Rukia asked.

World of the Living

"I still don't understand how that jerk became a captain." Ichigo said.

"Well, Ichigo, what do we do now?" Rukia asked

"Isn't it obvious? We go ask hat-and-clogs about what a shindoji is." Ichigo said, grinning.

Mukuro: So, they're going to ask Urahara about the shindoji. But will it go that smoothly? Of course not! What's the fun in that? Possibly find out the truth next chapter!

P.S. I know Hiruko is like the stereotypical Gary Stu, but trust me, he's not.


Mukuro Out