At long last, the time has come for the return of Espadas Reborn. I want to thank everyone reading for their patience and I am proud to be able to present the final arc of Espadas Reborn.

Kyoraku turned to his comrades and said, "There is no turning back." Toshiro, Unohana, Ukitake, Komamura, Shinji, and Kensei nodded.

Palu calmly turned to his brother who nodded at him, and proceeded to lift his sword as Aizen grinned. Shutara, along with the remaining members of Aizen's Espada, raised their swords as well.

The words slithered out of Aizen's mouth like a snake that was about to catch its prey.

"Leave no survivors."

Espadas Reborn Season 6: The Final War

Episode 102: For the Dead

Opening Theme: Velonica by Aqua Timez

Location: Real Karakura Town

Current Date: Thirty Fifth Day of Summer

Palu put his right arm on his brother's shoulder. "If you don't mind Sosuke, I would like to strike the opening wound on this war."

Aizen nodded, "Do what you want to do brother. We started this, and we can finish it however we want to."

Palu chuckled and pointed his sword at the captains. "Now then, who is going to die first?" Palu paused for a moment before saying, "Don't worry; I'll be sure to make it quick."

Toshiro quickly reached for his Shikai but before he could grab it, he felt a hand grab his arm. Kyoraku gave Toshiro a lackadaisical look. "Relax; you can't snap every time someone shoots an insult. He's just baiting us."

"I know." The captain of the tenth division had a strong look of anger in his eyes. "But someone has to be the first one to fight him."

"You're right." With one hand, Kyoraku grabbed his Captains haori, tore it off, and tossed it over to Hitsugaya. "Hold on to that for me."

Kyoraku and Palu walked away from their respective comrades and towards each other. Palu grinned while the captain stared at him with a look of interest on his face.

"So, you are the infamous Palu?" Palu couldn't contain his laughter and quietly chucked.

"Well if the shoe fits sometimes you just have to wear it. How much do you guys know about me?"

"I know that you are the one that started all of this. That you are the one that broke Aizen out of prison, resurrected all of the Espada, and sent your resurrected army to invade Hueco Mundo."

"Is that all you and your fellow Captain's know about me?"

Kyoraku replied with a stern tone "I know that you are the one that killed Ichigo's sister."

"You make it sound like a big teal," teased Palu. "One little girl dying is very small in the grand scheme of things.

"True, but of all of the horrible things that you have done, I considered the slaughter, and emphasis on slaughter because it wasn't just a killing it was a fucking butchering, of Yuzu a direct attack on the Soul Society; and for that, I will personally execute you."

Palu lifted his sword, "You will try." Palu took his arm off of Aizen and reached for his sword.

"Don't be too cocky brother," Aizen murmured, "Play it smart."

Palu nodded, "Hey Shunsui, why don't we take this battle elsewhere?"

Kyoraku grinned, "If you want to, then I don't see why not."

Ukitake (who along with the other Captains present stood behind Kyoraku) grinned and murmured. "Remember Shunsui; make sure no one can see it."

Shunsui nodded and flash stepped away. Palu and Aizen nodded at each other before Palu flash stepped away as well.

Aizen turned towards Shutara and his remaining Espada, "You are the chosen survivors. This is the final battle that we have been waiting for. Don't let me down."

Shutara turned to the Espada, "Disperse."

Toshiro turned to his fellow Captains, "For the dead"

The Espadas and Soul Reapers dashed away from one another and scattered to various points in the sky.

Toshiro and Rangiku stood across from Zommari Rureaux. The sixth Espada stared at the members of the tenth division with a look of anticipation on his face.

About fifty feet away from them, Kensei Muguruma stood across from Muramasa and Koga Kuchiki.

"So, do you want to be my sword one last time?" Koga asked Muramasa.

Muramasa gave Koga a cold look and said, "Never again. We fight alone, but end his life as a team."

Muramasa pointed at Kensei, who had a determined look on his face.

In the center of Karakura town, Ukitake stood across from Kariya. The Bount said to the Captain,

"You should consider it an honor fighting me."

Ukitake shook his head and asked, "Why's that?"

"At this moment, I am the strongest that any bount has ever been."

Ukitake shook his head.

On the other side of Karakura town, Ulquiorra stood across from Unohana. The two were silent, examining each other.

Right next to them, Stark stood across from Kyoraku.

About two hundred feet away from all of the other fights, Shinji Hirako stood across from Barragan Louisenbairn. Both of the two had ready looks on their faces, and prepared to duel.

Next to them, Barragan's last remaining fracciones, Choe Neng Poww, stood across from Tetsuzaemon Iba. Poww had an overly confident look on his face, while Iba held an extremely worried look on his face.

Finally, on the ground away from all of the fighting, Sajin Komamura stood across from Kageroza Inaba.

"I was honestly expecting to be facing someone stronger," remarked Kageroza.

Komamura nodded and said, "Without a doubt you will be my toughest opponent, but this is how I pay my debt to the Soul Society. I will kill the man who murdered Ichigo's sister."

Kageroza chuckled, "From what I can tell he isn't doing so well. According to the dying intel of Nnoitra, Ichigo's best friend just got killed by one of his own allies."

If this was a bleach episode this is where the episode would cut to commercials before continuing.

Location: Hueco Mundo

Current Date: Thirty Fifth Day of Summer

Yoruichi stood across from her comrades with an intense look on her face, watching every single one of them to make sure their body wouldn't give out on them from the training. For most of the Soul Reapers, it was confronting their inner zanpakto, something that happened inside their minds and as such, not visible to her. But none the less, Yoruichi was making sure that none of them had pushed their zanpaktos to the point of self-destruction.

The only two soul Reapers that were not doing this was Gin and Ichigo.

"I still think this is a waste of time, while we might be getting stronger, who knows how many of our comrades are being killed in Karakura town," said Gin.

"It was Urahara's orders, and you know better than anyone that his orders are to be followed."

"Tell me something, with that baby growing inside of you, are you going to confront any of the Espada or are you just going to watch from the side?"

"I fought of Rudbornn didn't I?"

"Yes but that's Rudbornn, and it probably didn't take you too long to defeat him."

"What are you trying to say?"

Ichigo joined in, "He's trying to say that Urahara told you to sit out of the battles with Nnoitra and Ulquiorra. Am I right?"

Yoruichi nodded. "My abilities may not be affected, but Urahara was right about something. With all of the traitors in the Soul Society lately, the Espada are bound to know about my pregnancy. One of them would aim for my stomach."

Gin nodded his head, "Makes sense. I'm shocked that you would obey him though. Rangiku never obeys my wish for her not to get involved."

Yoruichi shook her head. "Yoruichi is not carrying a baby."

Gin smirked, "Her and I will work on that, if we somehow manage to survive this day."

"Anyways," Ichigo interjected, "I don't think you presence would have made a difference. Most of the damage was done by Kenpachi."

Ichigo looked down at his broken right arm, "I really hope that Unohana is still alive when we get to the Soul Society."

"I can fix that for you right now." Ichigo looked at Gin, who had a sly grin on his face.

"Really," Ichigo looked stunned, "How?"

Gin opened his eyes and continued to smile. "Like this." Gin grabbed Ichigo's broken arm, placed his right palm right below the split part of the bone, placed his left hand on the top of Ichigo's arm, and jerked it upward."

Yoruichi filched on loudness the sound of the bone cracking even more. Ichigo yelped.

"What the fuck was that for? Now I have no feeling in the entire lower half of my arm."

"Exactly, but at least now you can move your wrist without feeling any pain."

Ichigo began to rotate his right wrist. "Incredible. How did you know this."

"I learned a lot of torture methods for Aizen. If someone ever disobeyed us, we wouldn't be the ones to personally execute them."

Yoruichi nodded, "You would break the arm, but not the wrist, and would give them the option of stabbing themselves with their own sword, wouldn't you?"

"You catch on fast Yoruichi."

Yoruichi nodded. "Anyways," Yoruichi turned to Ichigo and pulled out a small object.

Ichigo immediately recognized it as the small cube with a needle on one of the sides used for his training session with Shinji and Urahara.

Yoruichi said to Ichigo in a serious tone, "You are going back into your inner world and this time, you are going to let Hollow Ichigo win."

Location: Real Karakura Town

Current Date: Thirty Fifth Day of Summer

Aizen watched his Espada stand across from their respective opponents with a look of intrigue on his face. Shutara and Stark walked up to him.

Shutara asked in a serious tone, "Lord Aizen, would you like me to join any of the battles?"

"No," Aizen replied calmly, "You should wait until the Soul Reapers that are in Hueco Mundo arrive." Aizen turned to Stark, "You too Coyote."

"Of course Lord Aizen."

"That is the kind of answer I like to hear, Coyote. Your undying, loyalty as well as your strength, is the reason that you are still the Primera Espada."

Stark nodded his head.

Shutara looked at the battlefield, "This is what we have been waiting for, for almost one hundred years."

Aizen nodded, "Everything is going according to plan."

A thin smile appeared on Sosuke Aizen's face as he looked at the war that had unfolded in front of him.

To Be Continued

Ending Theme: Song For… by ROOKiEZ is PUNK'D

Finally got around to doing this. I hope you all enjoyed this chapter, I intend to post some more chapters over the upcoming week. As I explained in January, this Arc is going to be split into two seasons. Next chapter, the battles begin and one takes a deadly turn.

By the way, I have been majoring in Creative Writing at my college now for about three semesters, so I hope you all see some improvement in the quality of writing.