With the Captains suffering casualties and heavy injuries on their side, all hope seemed to be lost... until Shinji Hirako appeared, along with the rest of the former Shinigami. Though the aid of the Vizards certainly helped to draw the battle in their favor, it seemed Aizen's power alone proved too much for them.
She saw the crimson Bala coming her way. Knowing that it didn't have the same size or power as a Cero, Kohaku simply did a side-step to avoid it. She heard the static of a sonido, and turned to see Malus shooting a red Cero straight at her.
She also swore she saw him blow a kiss towards her.
When the Cero had been released, Kohaku shunpoed right in front of Malus, aiming for a kick straight at his midsection. "You did not just blow a kiss towards me." she said.
He took the blow to his mid section, stepping to one side so that it would only hit his side, though his Hierro took most of the kick he still flinched at the force of the kick. Damb this girl could kick he thought hoping she would be feel at least some of the blow from iron hard skin, but at this point he was dout full.
Quick as a flash he dropped his left arm to lock her leg to him to stop her from escaping.
"Got you!" he exclaimed.
Malus breathed deep gathering air and Reiatsu in his. The Reiatsu gathered in his lungs to an emence degree becoming hotter to an insane degree. The heat around his body increased to feaver pitch as the technique came to completion.
He winked at her "Irradiar," he muttered openning his mouth wide.
A massive torrent of red tinged heat radiation errupted from his mouth at an incredible speed. His little secret attack, the burning attack. Not to kill........just burn to bring pain, debilidating pain.
Last Edit: Jan 16, 2010 2:34:20 GMT -5 by martamos
Kohaku grimaced slightly as her foot made impact with the Arrancar. It had almost slipped her mind that they had Hierro to protect themselves. She felt some recoil as she made contact, feeling her foot tingle at the hard surface. As soon as Malus locked onto her foot, Kohaku twisted slightly, bringing her other foot up. She aimes high, at his head, knowing that at least an impact on the head would do some damage.
But as she felt reiatsu accumulating, Kohaku had a second to decide on her next move. Should she continue with the head-strike, or free herself from the oncoming attack.
She decided on the latter, twisting slightly and changing the trajectory of her foot from the head to his arm. Using as much power as she can, she slammed her foot into his arm, hoping to get it loose enough for her foot to slip through. But as soon as she did, she felt an intense heat coming towards her. Covering her face with the sleeve of her kimono, Kohaku did a chain of backflips to escape the heat.
"Hot, hot, hot," she remarked as her sword's voice screamed in her head.
RELEASE ME, DAMMIT![/i]
Shaking her head to ignore the spirit, Kohaku began to shunpo around Malus, in random directions. While doing so, she held her hand out, palm facing him. "Ye lord! Mask of blood and flesh, all creation, flutter of wings, ye who bears the name of Man! Inferno and pandemonium, the sea barrier surges, march on to the south. she murmured, "Hado 31, Shakkaho," she said, and a flurry of red energy balls came rushing towards the Arrancar.
Malus roared in anger ad pain as she twisted around in his grip slambing her foot into his sword arm. he barely managed to keep hold of the blade and she managed to free her self just as his attack burst forth from his mouth.
She had been exposed but not for long enough to stop her from back flipping but even with that slight expossure he was shore she had to be feeling the burn.....at least to some extent.
Kohaku began to shunpo around him randomly chanting one of those damb Kido spells at him. Good she was finally taking this seriously..........now so could he.
He was not shore how long the incantation was and he had to time this just right. He relied on his senses following the fluctuations in her Reiatsu, this was not his specialty but he could still sense her. He closed his eyes so he could focus on just her changing Reiatsu.
As he openned his eyes he sore a stream of red energy balls flying at him at emence speed. Malus grinned once more to himself reveling in his genius for not eveiling his little talent.
As the first ball came with feet of him he at last used his Sondio. The room erruped with the sound of heavy static as Malus flitted around the room to avoid the balls of red light. He seemed to be in several places at once he moved so fast, though not quite fast enough.
One ball grazed his left shoulded burning him and ripping away the sleeve of his T-shirt and that corner of his collar, his shoulder burned evilly though privately he was more annoyed about his coat......he loved his coat. Other blast shinged his hair (and gave his ear a nice new sun tan) and yet another did not hit him dirrectly but in his carelessness he was too close to it when it exploded and it caught both his legs, his shins were now burnt like a bitch and the right one was a hared to move on.
He had known it was risquey to move this fast after Irradiar but he had had to. As her attack finally endded he pushed himself forward using Sondio he flash himself around her in a confusing pattern fiering six Bala at her at random intervals from different angles.
Malus did not stop there for he had left one avenue of escape be hind her were he Sondioed slashing his Zapakuto at her neck and mid back with two seperate Sondios so fast he appeared to be attacking both places at once.
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After she had finished barraging the Arrancar with Shakkaho, Kohaku took a breath. She still felt slightly burned from his Irri...something attack, and using shunpo and Shakkaho at the same time was a very tiring thing to do.
But, it seemed, that she had no time to catch her breath, as this time, it was her who was the recieving end of a barrage of energy balls. She used shunpo to weave in and out of the attack, dodging most of the blasts, save for a few, who managed to graze her arms. One managed to make a nice clean burn on her sleeve.
She heard the sound of sonido behind her, and Kohaku twisted in time to block a slash at her back with her sword. But as soon as he was there, he was gone, this time with a slash aimed at her neck. Kohaku crouched beneath the blade to avoid the attack, but some of her hair was not as fortunate.
Well, I needed a trim anyway,[/i]
GODDAMMIT, KOHAKU, RELEASE ME![/i]
She slammed her hand onto the floor as she swung her leg to the side; a low kick that she hoped would send Malus to the floor. She then shunpoed to his side and made a downward thrust at his chest with the pommel of her sword.
The female was hard to hit was his only throught as shs swirved around his attacks like a damb snake. Both his strikes had come to nort and now she was at his legs. He had no time to think if this was a good idea or not, most lightly not but what choice did he have.
Flipping backwards to avoid her kick he inhailed deep, but no sooner had he douged than she was coming at him again swinging down at him with the pommel of her sword. Sharp or not that would hurt even through his Hierro. He kicked backwards as he righted himself to give himself more room to block.
He brought up his Zanpakuto the dragon design facing Kohaku catching her blow on his blade. The red glow of the dragon design spred further up the blade as he did so. He was not shore if it was to soon or not but he would have to risque it.
Tilting him self forward he pushed forward at her disengaging there blades by swinging it over her weapon. He cut down at her arms and while still facing her with his face he muttered "Irradiar!" openning his mouth and releasing a blast red tinged heat radiation at the womans face and torso.
He had been right it was to soon this attack was neather as hot or as large as the previous and it took more out of him. That being said he new that it was still hot enough to burn straight through wood and barbecue living flesh.
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Kohaku frowned as her strike was blocked by Malus' sword, the glow on the dragon increasing. Her hunch was proving true. If so, then she would have be more careful about attacking the blade.
As his sword swung down onto her arms, she jumped back, just as she was hit with another blast of heat. She landed, the lower part of her face and neck feeling singed. She exhaled.
Kohaku...just use me already.[/i]
The Shinigami sighed annoyingly. Fine. She would. Maybe then Momiji would shut up.
"Ugh. Fine." Kohaku took her sword and made a slash in the air. A thin trail of smoke followed the trail of the blade. "Spread out. Kemuru no Momiji," The smoke shifted, turning into a long chain of maple leaves that attached itself to the pommel of her sword. The chain floated around her arm.
Instantly, smoke errupted from the tip of the blade, covering the area in thick black smoke. After a moment, when the entire room was covered, she began shunpoing around in the smoke, slashing at the Arrancar at random places.
When the smoke dissapated, she shunpoed up, palm out. "Hado 31, Shakkaho!" she said, shooting a red energy ball directly at Malus.
At last she had released her Zanpakuto but with it had come a new problem, smoke. Breathing in the smoke would be no problem for him but he knew he could not see in it and he doubted that smoke would be normal.
He felt her move but did not see her. He growled as a thin welt opened on his left arm. Zanpakuto thrusts were not much of a problem but a strong enough one would cut him like anyone. He tried to sense her movements, dodging a parrying her blows when ever he could, he praised his luck to have such a long sword. Using both hands twirled it around his body doing his best to meet her blade before it cut him and hopefully clear the smoke a little bit faster.
This tactic was not completely successful he was still breathless from his Irradiar, that girl had been lucky if he had been at full strength or she had been any closer when he'd attack she would have had scars to remember him by.
He reserved several new cuts; one on his forehead on the right side, not too bad. One on his left forearm now that one hurt and a bad one on his back that burned every time he moved with it.
He tried as hard as he could to parry her blows but she was fast and reserved a few new cuts. He was only saved from the lighter of her blows by his Hierro which screeched like steal when she came into contact with it.
The smoke finally cleared and Malus panted from his exertion and to take his mind off his wounds. He looked down at his blade and realized one good thing had come from this skirmish. All but the dragons head at the top of the sword glowed a bright fiery red.
Malus snapped his head up as he realized Kohaku was not done with him yet.
"Hado 31, Shakkaho!" she cried firing a singular blast of red energy at him.
He had to risque it before this went so south for him that he couldn't get north head north. He stood his ground, raising his Zanpakuto above his head he channeled all the Reiatsu he could spare into the blade before swinging it down like the red ball of energy.
He cut through most of the attack but it was still explosive and what was left of the blast had no were to go but at him. The energy burned both of his arms and ripped away his T-shirt and coat leaving him bare from the waist up, his fist sized Hollow hole was now visible in the centre of his chest.
Even though he was hurt he smiled to himself and at Kohaku who was suspended about ten feet above him and bit further away. Malus displayed the flat side of his weapon to her, the dragon shinning with burning red light from tip to guard.
Blowing her another kiss Malus drew back his blade and channeled his Reiatsu through it once more.
With one great downward slashing motion he cried, "Estallido Sol!" and a huge arch of red energy burst from the blade growing longer the further it got from Malus. It first caught the floor ripping through the ground like butter and then the ceiling opening it up to the sky all on its way to its target, Kohaku who had generously donated half the charge.
Last Edit: Jan 17, 2010 18:52:27 GMT -5 by martamos
As the smoke cleared from the Shakkaho, Kohaku saw the dragon crest on the sword glowing from tip to tip. She frowned. Now that it had finished gathering energy, there was bound to be some large attack to follow up.
And she was proven correct when a large burst of energy burst from the blade, aimed directly at her. She had to decide quickly whether she should dodge the attack, or hit it with something to stop it in its tracks. As the energy grew closer, Kohaku decided to dodge, using shunpo to move to the side, against the wall, just enough so that the energy zipped past her. Nevertheless, her right side was slightly charred. She frowned, knowing that her family would have a fit when they saw her tattered clothing. She almost forgot that Malus blew a kiss towards her...again.
When the attack passed, Kohaku leapt back, a small wisp of smoke eminating from the tip of her blade. The smoke transformed into a large, almost 2-foot long leaf, blanced on the sword. As she sped towards Malus, she flung leaf from her sword, causing it to spin like a discus."Waridake"she said.
Kohaku then disappeared and re-appeared on Malus' side, a good distance away. She gripped the chain of leaves as she threw the sword at him. She hadn't perfected the technique yet, her aim was off, and the throw lacked some power, but she hoped that she could practice with it during the spar.
Malus was at the end of his tether, after releasing that attack he feel to one knee and gasped for air using his sword for support. He would not be able to hold out much longer without his Resurrección but he would go has long as he could.
He pushed himself up just in time to see what looked like a spinning disk of smoke flying at him. He had no idea what that thing would do to him if it hit him so he had to avoid it. Not wanting to waste a Sondio he jumped back-wards and to the left. The blade barely missed his exposed torso as it whistled past.
But he had no time to be happy about that.
He was still moving when he noticed she had thrown her sword at him while holding.......some leaves. Even so the attack moved quickly though seemed to lack accuracy. He was confident his Hierro could take the blade normally but right now he would be a fool to ignore it.
Suddenly he hatched one last a plan, planting his feet firmly on the ground held up is blade in a defensive stance. Moving as fast as he could manage blocked the flying blade from underneath sending it flying up wards. Taking one step forward he rapped his sword arm onto the long chain of leaves Kohaku still grasped.
With his one free hand he formed a claw like gesture and brought it to his shoulder and gathered his Reiatsu. In seconds a crimson sphere of Reiatsu formed between his fingers growing in size an till it near touched his finger tips.
Pulling sharply at the leaf chain with his right arm to pull her toward him he thrust his left hand forward releasing the colossal red Cero at Kohaku.
This was it, his last gamble, after this he would have to release "Destino....."