Chapter 515: Relics
With the VanderReich retreated back to their homeworld for the time being the 4th squad has sprung into action. Trying to care of the many, many wounded. The Captain and her lt are probably in the medical facility’s.
The young lt looking stressed out of her mind. Wondering if the 4th squad has done the right thing by nog moving out during the slaughter outside. The captain responds to her.
Isana almost burst out in tears. She knew her captain wanted to be out there. The captain consoles her as reminds her that the 4th squad has been ordered the late captain-commander to stay put… no matter what. That was his final order.
In the meantime. Ichigo is hanging around first-aid (i guess). Urahara has sent words to SS that everybody in Hueco Mundo are ok. Nothing more than that. Meaning no info on who the mystery man in Hueco Mundo is.
Ikkaku has plenty of energy left yelling for his captain. Ichigo casually refuses more medical assistance before long Hirako meets up with him. Shinji brings Ichigo up to speed about Rukia and Renji.
Both shinigami having successfully undergone surgery. They look like they need a long time to recover but Rukia is in good enough shape to have a little chat. A nice little casual chat ensues between the old friends before a subordinate of the 12th squad captain comes to interrupt.
Ichigo immediately bolts off. almost as soon as he is away Rukia asks Shinji about Ichigo.
“Such A pitiful face” She said. Hirako figures it was because he got his ass handed too him, his zanpaktou broken and unable to really help anybody.
We know better. Even Rukia knows better. Or feels better. She knows Ichigo a lot better than Shinji. Feeling that he is struggling with some deeper. Which is of course. The reveal of her mother being a Quincy. I think Ichigo really should have a heart to heart with his bullshit. he’s learned more about his family from his enemies than from his father. But he doesn’t seem as broken as he appeared as the fight had ended. Glad to see he was able to calm down a bit again. He really needs to talk to someone familiar.
The chapter continues in the 1st squad barracks. Seven captains have gathered here standing around the remains of the Captain-commander’s remains. Which are only bits and pieces of his zanpaktou.
Soi Fon loses her cool shouting at a messenger informing them of Zaraki’s and Byakuya’s status… and they didn’t die. I am somewhat dissapointed, somewhere. Tite only had the balls to let one guy die and ofcourse alot of red-shirts. That’s about all I want to say about that.
anyway Soi Fon starts raging against everybody pissing off kensei and Komamura the one-eared-wolf. the older captains keep their cool especially Kyouraku. with a nice little speech he calms everybody down again and before Soi Fon becomes vocal again Kyouraku reminds everyone who and what they are.
“We are the shields of Soul Society”
“We are the Gotei 13.”