Bleach 289 – The Scarmask
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After they both stared at each other for a while, Ichigo decided to make the first move. He charged at Nnoitra who sneered at him “so slow”. The Spoon Espada countered Ichigo’s attack accurately.
The fight continued. Nnoitra grasped Ichigo’s Zanpakutou “Tensazangetsu” at ease. Before Ichigo can do anything, Nnoitra head bud Ichigo in his face. The hit made Ichigo’s body bounced against the wall behind.
Orihime who’s seen Ichigo being cornered tried looking around to the way to help him. However, Tesla noticed it.
“You abilities can not do anything to me” His voice was so calm. “You abilities are wonderful, but the real existences of them are very fragile even I can destroy them easily. The reason I won’t do that is only because your abilities are ‘necessary to Aizen-sama’”
”Aizen-sama has an order that if you are not attacked first, you are not allowed to destroy the Shun Shun Rikka. If you attack me, I’m going to destroy them. So, you’d better cooperate”
Orihime was in silent as she felt the threatening in his polite speech.
At the moment, Orihime realised something. “Nell-chan’s gone…” She continued looking around to search for Nell “If Nell’s not being held, she might be able to do something”
However, Tesla is such an observer.
”What’s wrong?” Orihime was stunned at his question.
“Ah nothing” Her excuse only made Tesla suspected her action even more. “I don’t see another Arrancar who’s been with you before”
Tesla used his eyes to investigate the area. Finally, his eyes stopped at the big wall behind them. “That’s it” A flash from his left eyes exploded the stone wall. Nell’s body bounced off and landed before both them.
“Nell-chan” screamed Orihime. Nell’s body can not stop shaking continuously as if scarring of something.
While Orihime was thinking of the reason why Nell’s such scarred, Ichigo’s body landed on the ground close to Nell. Nnoitra followed his prey. Noticing another figure in the area, Nnoitra was surprised when he realized who it is. “You…Nell”
Nell answered nothing, but she made eye contact with the Spoon Espada quietly.
“It’s really that Estigma(Scarmask)” said Nnoitra when he could clearly see Nell’s face. “You look such torn up, don’t you? So, are you still hurt? That crack on your mask, huh?”
“What the hell is this?” Asked Ichigo
The scene cut to Szayel’s castle as Ishida and the others were facing with their own copies. While Ishida and Dondojack were attacked by a number of Dondojacks, the hollow kept being in panic and saying that they should find Nell. Ishida answered annoyingly that he already knew that and they should be in hurry to get of here.
“No, we can’t” screamed Dondojack after he heard Ishida’s words. “We can’t go find Nell immediately. I can feel….I can feel it a while ago…that Nell is so scary…so we must not…”
Ishida was frozen at the last part of his speech.
“If…if we let Nell get closer to Las Noches than now…”
The scene changed back to Ichigo, Nnoitra and Nell. Nnoitra exclaimed surprisingly when he knew that Ichigo was the one who brought Nell to Las Noches. “…..looks like you know nothing about her that you carried her around.”
“What do you mean?” asked Ichigo
Nnoitra smile evilly at Ichigo’s confused face.
“…If you really don’t know, then I will tell you”
“This is Nell”
“Neriel Tu O’dell Svank, an ex-Espada”