Keldorix Contest Entry: Empty Battle
Daisuke found himself in Hueco Mundo, separated from the others that had come here with him to finally finish off Sosuke Aizen. Oh well, knowing my luck I’ll find them again shortly He thought to himself. He felt a source of reiatsu nearby, it felt like a Soul Reaper’s. Maybe one of them is nearby He decided, and so flash stepped near the source of the Reiatsu. When he found the source, it wasn’t someone he knew. They seemed to be a Soul Reaper like himself, from his distance, Daisuke noticed that their Shihakusho had it’s sleeves torn off and was generally torn all over, their hair is a neck length mess of hazel. He also took note of the white bandages covering their right arm. He flash stepped closer to them.” Hey, who are you?” He asked the Soul Reaper, upon seeing him, the Soul Reaper drawed their Zanpaktuo and held it towards him in a cautionary stance.
“You, are you a Soul Reaper?” They asked. Daisuke found the question odd, wasn’t it obvious? Sure his Shihakusho had no sleeves, but so did Hisagi’s and he was never asked the same question.
“Yes, what about it?” He answered, upon hearing the answer, the Soul Reaper flash stepped at Daisuke who only just managed to parry the attack with his own Zanpaktuo. Has he gone nuts by being here too long? That must be it, I’ll knock him out and hopefully knock the sense back into him He decided in his mind.” Arise, Aura Blaze!” He called out, as his sword became two, their most interesting feature that one had the kanji for Heaven, and the Kanji for hell on the other.
“So, that’s your Shikai, let me show you mine.” They said, their blade seemed to glow with the ferocity of a beast.” Feed, Fame Del Drago!” They shouted, the black part of their blade changed into black bone-like spines that ran along the side of the blade facing the wielder. He lunged at Daisuke and swung his blade, Daisuke blocked it with one of his two blades and attempted to attack with the other, his foe took hold of the blade with his hand, and despite it causing a injury, seemed unphased. He pushes Daisuke back, and then plants his sword into the white sands of Hueco Mundo. Their spiritual pressure began to raise even higher and didn’t intend on stopping.
What is he doing? Whatever he’s doing, maybe he can give me a decent fight Daisuke thought to himself, wondering what this Soul Reaper was up to. Suddenly, they grabbed the hilt of their sword.
“Fame Del Drago!” They exclaimed, pulling their Zanpaktuo out in a vertical motion, and sending a wave of green reiatsu towards Daisuke, who easily jumped to avoid it. Daisuke thought he had avoided it, but the Soul Reaper was smiling. Just then, spikes of earth followed the path of the energy, Daisuke tried to get out of the way, but one spiked him in his right leg. He didn’t let it stop him, he flash stepped over to his foe and kicked them in the chest, sending him flying backward and rolling to a stop, they got up again in seconds and flash stepped back at Daisuke. Their blades clashed again and again, neither giving an inch, Daisuke had a slight advantage in having two blades, but as they continued both of them got cut up. They forced each other away so that there was a distance between them.” You’re pretty good, Soul Reaper.” They said.
“You’re not too bad yourself, what do ya say we take this to the next level?” He asks, his foe seemed concerned for just a moment, before looking aggressive again.” All right then, let’s do this.” He said.” Bankai!” He shouts, his blades disappearing, a burning red energy began to sweep over his body.” Reiki Kaen Aura Blaze.” His foe was confused.
“That’s your Bankai?” They asked.” But all that occurred was your blades being removed from sight, and that burning red energy surrounding your body.” They continued, still confused.
“My body…” He began, his foe looking interested.” My body is my Bankai, as my captain once said.” He finished, his foe was intrigued.
“Your body, is your Bankai?” They say.” I see, it gives you a massive increase to your overall fighting ability, but your enemy would normally assume that it’s a fluke, to demoralize them, and rush into battle thinking you‘ve intentionally weakened yourself.” They say, Daisuke had never actually thought about it before, but he did have a point, no one would assume it actually made him stronger, unless they paid attention to his Reiatsu.” But anyway, here is my, Bankai!” Roared his foe, as the surrounding desert sands were blown away from the explosion of energy, Daisuke covered his face with his right arm, putting it down only when the wind settled. His foe’s appearance had changed greatly, as their left arm and legs were replaced by those of a great lizard, and two bat-like wings now adorned their back, all black like the protrusions their Zanpaktuo‘s Shikai had.” Anima Del Drago Fiero.” They said. The Bankai reminded Daisuke of Captain Hitsugaya’s Bankai, except it wasn’t made of ice.” Now, before we go on, I am Ryan Knowles, and you are?” He asks.
“I am Daisuke Reiji, Squad Eleven.” He answers, and so the battle resumed. They flash stepped at each other and continuously tried to either punch or kick their foe, Daisuke trying his best to avoid the claws on most of his foe’s limbs. At one point, Daisuke ended up punching the toughed left arm of his enemy, and thought he heard his knuckles crack, but disregarded it, as he was kicked in the side of the head, he felt he had just been bludgeoned with a building. Eventfully, Daisuke saw a opening and took it, punching Ryan in the chest, then kicking him up into the air, he then flash steps after him, and kicks him back down to the ground. His foe got back up, though the impact was obvious, as he stumbled a bit as he got up. Then, Daisuke noticed that they put their right hand on their face, put something wasn’t right. White reiatsu began to surround him, as a odd mask began to form on his face. He, He’s just like me, no wonder he asked about me being a Soul Reaper. Daisuke realized, he also knew that his Inner Hollow was about to take over. The mask had only formed around a quarter of his face, and a white bone-like glove had appeared on his right hand.
“Daisuke, right?” It asked. Looking up towards Daisuke, it’s sclera had become black, it’s iris now a shade of blood red. While it asked that question, it also dropped to all fours.
“Yeah, that’s right, and you are?” He answered, wondering why it had intervened.
“I don’t have a name, but Ryan insists on calling me Nayr, the fool that he is.” Answers the Hollow, before flash stepping at Daisuke, and smashing it’s tail into his side, then using it’s left claw to pull him back and elbow him to the ground. Daisuke managed to get up, but he had felt the effect. The power increase was vast, before he was fighting on equal footing, but now...he was losing, he had one chance of victory, and that was to unleash his own Inner Hollow.
Sans, are you there Sans? He asked, at first there was no reply. Sans! Are you there you lazy bastard! He screamed in his thought, and got a response in return.
What is it, needing help to defeat this guy? He heard his Hollow say, You disappoint me Daisuke, this guy’s a chump compared to you, yet he’s got you asking me for help Sans continues. Anyway, I’ll help you, but only this once He says, as he slowly takes control, one mask formed on his face, while another four formed, two on his shoulders, the other two on his knees.
“Huh, your not Daisuke.” Says Nayr, the dragon tail sweeping from side to side slowly, as if to show disappointment.
“That’s right, I am Sans, his Inner Hollow.” He says, in response, the dragon tail begins to wag much like a dog’s tail.” What are you, a dog?” He asks.
“Nah, I’m just more beast then man.” Answers Nayr, both of their Reiatsu’s start to increase dramatically. They both flash stepped at the same time, and matched each other’s moves, almost as if they could see into each other’s minds. When one of their punches connected with their target, so did their foe’s, when one attempted a kick, it was blocked by a kick in the exact same motion. Like Daisuke and Ryan before them, they forced each other away, but unlike them, they formed one of their attacks, the Cero. Sans was blue with a red outline, oddly colourful for a Cero, whilst Nayr formed a Cero that was black with a green outline, they fired at exactly the same time, causing a unimaginably large explosion. When the dust cleared, neither of them were injured.” Let’s finish this.” Said Nayr, and with that, the mask formed much quicker, but it didn’t stop at his face, it continued to form around his whole body aside from the back of his head, though black horns extended from his head, his hair extended slightly, and his right arm changed to match the left.” Hollow Bankai, Anima Vuota Del Drago” He said, his body flared with Reiatsu as did Sans, they dashed at each other, both with the full intention of killing. Another explosion took place as they connected.
When Daisuke awoke, he awoke to a familiar voice, that of his Captain.” How long do you plan on sleeping Daisuke?” Said Kenpachi, obviously not amused at finding Daisuke unconscious in the middle of enemy territory.
“Kenpachi, where’s the other guy?” Asked Daisuke. Kenpachi seemed confused.
“Other guy?” He asked.” When I came along, you were lying on the ground, alone, now it‘s you and me in the middle of nowhere.” He explained.
“Nevermind then, we should find the others.” Said Daisuke, Kenpachi merely grunted before heading off, Daisuke began to follow, but he noticed something had been partly buried in the sand, he dusted off the sand, to find a Hollow Mask, the one that had formed over Ryan’s face. So, he woke up first? Hopefully I’ll see him again sometime, when we both have full control of our power He thought to himself, he heard Kenpachi telling him to hurry up and rushed off to follow.