15h, 34mBionicle Crossovers
"It's bad enough that we have to be out searching for these morons, but do we really have to do it with another squad?" Marechiyo Ōmaeda was complaining, rather loudly, as per the usual when out on a mission and he doubted that the enemy was near. "Do the word's Stealth Force mean nothing to the old man."
"Yamamoto said he felt a familiar reiatsu, a nasty one, so yes it is necessary." Captain Hitsugaya said.
"I wasn't talking to-" He both saw and felt Hitsugaya's glare before he could finish his sentence, it cut him right off. He shrunk back behind his captain. "Stinking midget." He muttered
"Shut up." Captain Suì-Fēng elbowed him in the stomach. She pointed out to the west. "There, two unfamiliar pressures and Yumichika Ayasegawa, he seems to be keeping pace. He's either so outmatched that even a member of the eleventh squad is waiting for reinforcements or he's a prisoner. The second is far more likely." Just like that they were off, jumping rooftops in order to cover distance more quickly. They traveled in silence, more to avoid letting Ōmaeda complain than anything else. Once they could tell they were directly on top of the energy signatures they looked down into the halls below, a rather strange sight greeted them.
Rarity was feigning as hard as she could that she did not know the two hominids behind her, formerly Applejack and Rainbow Dash, now they were a pair of morons.
"For the love of Celestia! Girls would you stop that?" Rarity glared at her two companions, who both looked out from their vantage points to shush her.
"Be quiet!" Rainbow hissed.
"Sh!" Applejack whispered. "Yer gonna get us caught."
"Don't you shush me, we're in a blank hallway with no cover whatsoever, we've been in places like this for the past ten minutes, if anything walks by being quiet isn't going to do jack squat and neither is; HUGGING THE BLASTED WALLS!" Rainbow and Applejack both had their backs as flat on the walls as they could manage and had been slinking along sideways, directly under the meager overhang of the roofs above them.
"But what about the tenth squad captain, Lyra said he has wings if anything comes from above it won't be able to see us."
"You're on opposite sides of the corridor, if he comes from above he'll see one of you." Applejack chuckled nervously, removing herself from her wall.
"Ah guess that was kinda dumb." She rubbed the back of her head.
"Rainbow can't fly here, we have no idea where anything is, and we have creatures of ridiculous power after us." Rarity sighed. "I'm considering just turning ourselves in."
"No way!" Rainbow snapped. "We don't have time to be imprisoned, we have two weeks remember. And if my uncle's brush with court is anything to go by then we have no time to go through whatever system they have here."
"Yer uncle?" Applejack raised an eyebrow.
"Weathering without a licence."
Someone started laughing on a roof to their right.
"Masumoto!" A foal-like, if gruff, voice called after it.
"Cover's blown girls!" Rarity yelled, drawing her sword. Applejack and Rainbow followed suit, standing back to back they braced themselves for whatever was coming their way. "The second they give you an opening run."
"Not without you two."
"Ah second that."
Four hominids suddenly appeared, encircling them, a small one in a white robe with white hair, another smallish one also in a white robe with black hair and two massive braids, a massive one in a black robe with strangely pointed hair and a medium sized one in a black robe with orange hair.
"Sweet Celestia!" Rainbow took a step back, pointing at the big one. "That thing's huge!"
"Hey, do you know who you're talking to; I am Marechiyo Ōmaeda, and I'm plump not huge." The orange haired one snickered at Marechiyo, who growled back.
"Anyway," The orange haired one said, dismissing Marechiyo's outrage. "Ayasegawa, get over here so we can deal with those two." She gestured for Rarity to come over.
"I'm sorry." Rarity responded. "But I do believe you've mistaken me for another. I am miss Rarity and I'm not leaving my friends sides."
"Oh you're just embarrassed because they turned you into a pretty little unicorn."
"Flattery," Rarity flipped her mane. "While appealing, will get you nowhere miss." Applejack and Rainbow Dash were keeping their eyes on the two captains while Rarity did the talking. What happened next seemed to occur in slow motion for Rainbow, but for everyone else it wasn't even the blink on an eye.
"AJ look out!" The braided one had drawn her sword and lunged, Rainbow was between them, blocking the captain's blade with the flat of her own.
"What?" The captain looked openly surprised.
"They don't call me Dash for nothin'." She grunted as the captain exerted a little more force before jumping back. "Attacking from behind while she's distracted, that's cheating."
"Ah don' think she cares Rainbow." Applejack said. "Thank's fer savin' mah' hide there."
"No problem. I think it's time to see what we can do. Swords on three." Applejack and Rarity nodded. "One-"
"Two-" Applejack barked.
"Three!" Rarity shouted.
"Ribōndearu; Burēdo Fushichō!" [Be reborn; Bladed Phoenix]
"Dageki; Kyōdasha!" [Hit hard; Slugger]
"Kumo hanketsu; Kaizen!" [Cloud judgement; Refinement]
Dust flew up in the air as the blades changed form. The dust swirled for a moment, blocking the hominid's vision, they jumped back, up onto the roofs on either side.
"Captain." Marechiyo said. "I don't think that's Ayasegawa."
"She's using a different zanpakto, no it's not."
"But the reiatsu's the same? How ca-"
"Finally!" Rainbow Dash shot out from the dust cloud, propelled by wings comprised by hundreds of gleaming blades. She held a wickedly pointed short sword, shaped like a feather, in each hand. "I am back, yes!" She shouted. "Burēdo, I'm sorry I ever doubted you." She flipped through the cloud. With a beat of the new wings she dispersed it, revealing Applejack and Rarity. Rarity held a jeweled crossbow, Applejack wore a pair of knee high boots made from gleaming orange metal.
"Ah think Ah know how ta use these." She jumped up onto the roof with the braided one. "Ah don' think we were ever introduced. Name's Applejack!" She tried to dropkick the captain, who jumped back to avoid it. The kick impacted the roof, blowing it to bits. "What's yers?" She grinned.
"Captain Suì-Fēng." Marechiyo yelled, before running after her.
(Author's note: Suì-Fēng is pronounced Soy Fong)
"Hey." Rainbow shouted from above. "Which one of you's Tōshirō, come on! Toshi, Toshi-" A bolt of red energy flew by her head, silencing her.
"You will call me, Captain. Hitsugaya." The small white haired one growled.
"Yeesh Toshi's grumpy, come on let's see those wings!" Rainbow did a backflip. "I've got em, how about you?"
"Captain," The orange haired one said. "Calm down." Hitsugaya was shaking.
"Masumoto..." He growled
"Go get the white one while I deal with this."
Rarity watched Hitsugaya jump after Rainbow.
"I guess it's just us." Masumoto said, jumping down next to her.
"I suppose." Rarity looked over at her. "Just between us, I'd rather not fight. We just don't have time to go through the justice system."
"Yes. We didn't even mean to come here, as soon as we find our friends we'll be out of your hair."
"Then how did you end up here. This isn't the kind of place you just fall into."
"Darling, that's exactly what happened. We were trying to land somewhere else. Lyra was looking for someone named Urahara."
"But he's down on earth; you're in the Soul Society, so aren't you kinda dead?"
"Don't be ridiculous, of course we're not dead."
"Since we're not fighting at the moment." Masumoto looked around. "I've got some sake hidden in my robe, wanna split it?"
"That depends, what's sake?"
"Alcohol." Rarity licked her lips.
"I guess I could go for a drink."
"This- is too- much- fun!" Pinkie hollered, jumping up and down.
"You've got to be kidding me." A bruised Yumichika Ayasegawa peeled Madarame Ikkaku off the floor. "She's a pastel pony, how in the hell is it even possible that we can't get around her sword?"
"Giant crocodile foot." Ikkaku mumbled.
"We've been trying for at least twelve minutes and this is what, the seventh time I've pulled you out of the floorboards?" Pinkie twirled, making the giant ethereal alligator spin with her; if the buildings in the area hadn't already been flattened then there wouldn't have been anything left.
"Come on, who's next? I'm feeling fighty."
"Hey Baldy, how're you doing?" Yachiru seemed to pop out of nowhere, as she frequently did. But this time Ikkaku was far too out of it to care.
"Hey Yachiru, you know, you always were a funny little kitty. Ha, ha."
"Wow, Baldy's not doing well. That does it." Yachiru huffed. "Featherface take Baldy to Squad Four, Unohana will have him fixed up in no time."
"I said move out!" She snapped playfully.
"Yes lieutenant." Ayasegawa started dragging Ikkaku away from the area.
Pinkie turned back around, looking at Yachiru with her usual cheery disposition.
"Hey, Yachiru look! I've got a giant alligator." She hopped up on her back legs and did a twirl. "Isn't it cool?"
"It also did quite a number on one of my subordinates."
"He tried to hit me first." Pinkie pouted.
"Hey, don't think I'm scolding you here, Ikkaku is one of the best. According to Ayasegawa you flattened him seven times. I'm impressed; I might not have to hold back all that much."
"Hold back...." In the veritable storm of stray thoughts and emotions that is Pinkie's brain one image in particular began to stand out. It was of a gruff stallion, pulling out a lawn chair and setting it up while saying.
"dis gon' be gud."
The air around Yachiru started to ripple with pink energy.
"Seeing as you can make an animal, I guess I can use mine." The pink energy began to condense around her body; the first thing to manifest was a cat's head directly in front of her face, then the torso, arms, legs and tail. The cat's body lifted Yachiru off the ground, settling her in its belly. The cat in all was about twice Yachiru's height. "Let's party!" She lunged at Pinkie who instinctively reared up, batting at her with the alligator's claws.
Yachiru's smaller animal easily avoided the claws, jumping up the alligator's ethereal arm, it climbed up to its throat and bit down. Pinkie howled in pain as a small gash appeared on her neck, seeping blood. She batted at Yachiru, tearing her off of the gator's neck. Pinkie staggered.
"I... didn't... expect that."
"Really, it's just like Dogface's. Whatever happens to the animal happens to you."
Pinkie jumped forward, hoping to catch Yachiru off guard, her claws met with nothing but dirt as Yachiru dodged and clawed at the gator's leg, opening a gash on both it and Pinkie.
"Make me!" Pinkie started stomping around the area, trying to overwhelm Yachiru with sheer force. Yachiru actually started laughing, nimbly jumping around to avoid the clawed feet. "You're no good at this; I thought you took down Baldy." Yachiru lunged up onto the gator's back and started hacking at it with her claws. Pinkie screamed and started trying to buck her off but Yachiru dug in with her teeth, only coming off when Pinkie rolled over onto her.
Pinkie rolled off and tried to run but Yachiru was faster, blocking her path. Pinkie whirled around, slapping Yachiru with her tail; the blow sent her flying into one of the few still standing structures. "Now that's more like it!" Yachiru came flying back out claws set to slash, this time Pinkie was ready for her, she batted her out of the air with a claw then bore down on her with the beast's tail, Yachiru dodged biting into the tail from the top, this caused a few hairs to fall out of Pinkie's tail. She lifted the gator's tail again and this time brought it around to the gator's face, Yachiru jumped off just before she closed its jaws around the tail causing more hairs to fall out of Pinkie's. Pinkie thrashed the tail after Yachiru who jumped up onto it, climbing up the tail to the gator's back. Pinkie started rolling immediately, not wanting Yachiru to get a hold again, Yachiru instead jumped just as Pinkie started rolling, landing on the gator's belly and clinging on tight.
Pinkie almost instinctively knew this was bad and started rubbing her stomach on the ground, dislodging Yachiru. Pinkie, coming down off the adrenaline high started panicking again, she tried to run but every path she chose would be blocked by Yachiru who would attack, opening more and more gashes over her body, Pinkie was losing blood fast. In desperation she called out.
"Somepony help me!"
"Who's gonna hear you." Pinkie whirled around to face Yachiru. "Twilight's with Kenny." She pointed to the north, dust and debris filled the air, probably from Kenpachi attacking Twilight. "I don't know where the others are but if I was looking for them I would follow the fires." Yachiru pointed out to the south and sure enough Pinkie could see the orange haze of fire. Who was she kidding, she was in the middle of a war zone, caught between the fires in the south and Kenpachi in the north.
Pinkie's gaze hardened and her hair fell flat, the storm of activity in her mind slowed as she focused. She took account of the situation, she was trapped, Yachiru was too fast to get away from, in order to get away and live she would have to go through her. A headlong attack won't work. She grit her teeth and dug in her hooves. But that might. She charged, head down. Yachiru gathered herself and pounced up to grab onto the gator's head. Pinkie grinned and spun in place, bringing the gator's tail around and smashing Yachiru into the ground, dust flew up from the impact and the ground shook. Pinkie turned back around, wanting to be sure that Yachiru wasn't getting up. She walked up to the edge of the hole that her tail had made in the ground. The second she stepped up to it she knew that was a mistake.
"Hey Pinkie!" Pinkie flinched, losing that last second that she might have gotten away in. "Good job." Yachiru sprang up into the belly of the gator, tearing into it towards Pinkie. Pinkie's body showed the effects of the hit, her stomach opened up, blood flew from the wound. She coughed up more, Pinkie wasn't sure she had enough of the stuff to keep this up. Yachiru reached Pinkie inside the alligator. "Aww you look tired." Yachiru was grinning ear to ear, her eyes lit with a battle craze. "Let's put you to sleep." She raised her unsheathed blade and brought it down into Pinkie's collarbone sticking it through her shoulder and into her lung.
"Please." Pinkie choked out as the world went black. "Help..."
"Fine, but only because you said please."
"Facinating." Kurotsuchi poured over the data. "Nemu, according to this it and I have the same energy signature. For all intensive purposes this little pony is me."
"Should I re-calibrate the machinery sir?"
"No it's working perfectly. But one of the nodes above its ear is a little too far to the right, fix that." Nemu reached up and moved the electrode to be more squared between the other two on that side of Fluttershy's head. "She's in Jinzen, that explains why we can't remove the sword or move her limbs for that matter." He drummed his fingers on the dashboard.
"That's odd." Nemu looked over his shoulder.
"How many times have I told you not to do that?" He snapped at her. "But what's odd?"
"The zanpakto is just trailing her and there's a third entity in there."
"Well the third entity is obviously just some challenge her sword came up with. It's not that strange."
"But haven't we seen these readings before?"
"Have we..." Kurotsuchi opened some old files. "Yes this signature does look familiar." He punched in the numbers. "I'll run the numbers." Bount; negative, Arrancar; negative, Sword Fiend; negative. "Hmmm." The computer blinked. "Uh oh. Nemu, gather the equipment." Nemu took the electrodes off Fluttershy. "Hurry up before I shut the room on you."
"Yes sir." She picks up her pace a little. "If you don't mind me asking, what's wrong?"
"She's got a hollow."
Meanwhile inside Fluttershy's head.
"This was a bad idea, a very bad idea." Fluttershy muttered to herself. Her voice, normally so quiet that no one around could hear her most of the time, was amplified in this place to the point where Fluttershy was making herself jump almost every time she opened her mouth. "Come on Fluttershy, get it together, where's that confidence from when you told off the sword?" A twig snapped somewhere to her right and she jumped. "Oh right." She shrunk back down. "Why is it so important that I learn its name anyway?" Lyra's words back in the throne room came back to her. "Darn it." She immediately covered her mouth in embarrassment. "I didn't mean to say that." She thought for a second. "Yes I did. This entire situation is ridiculous, I'm in some alternate dimension and my sword, who was supposed to help me, pulls me into this place and then refuses to have anything to do with me. It's not okay!" She sat back on her rump
"Oh poor Fluttershy." She knew this voice; she remembered it from when Discord had messed with her mind."
"I can't deal with this right now."
"Too bad." The Rage thing crawled out from the undergrowth. "What's wrong, you didn't think you'd have to deal with me in this place did you?" It was different this time, last time it had simply been a ball of animalistic rage, now it stood taller, there was a glint behind its eyes and it bore a malefic smile as it looked down at her. "Hello Flutts, I missed you down here, since you buried me." Fluttershy started scrambling backwards but the Rage thing was fast, it had her pinned down before she could make it much of anywhere.
"Get off me!" Fluttershy screamed, kicking at it.
"Oh shushushushush, I don't wanna hurt you, I wanna help you. I've been evolving the longer you stay in this place, pretty soon I'll be strong enough to take control permanently. And you can stay down here; never have to worry about what's going on out there, you'll be safe. Just let me make the choices; don't deny you liked it when you were me." It flicked its tail, slapping her flank. "Both times."
Fluttershy gasped in surprise.
"Oh that's right, you don't remember. Here, let me 'help' you." It slammed its forehead into hers, causing her time as a shadow to come back to her in a flurry of images and sensations. Fluttershy stammered, struggling to make sense of the scenes running through her head.
"I-I did all that." It nodded, smiling even wider.
"We did, it felt good didn't it?"
"N-no!" Fluttershy yelled shoving the Rage thing off of her. "I'm not like that, that's not good. What would Angel think."
"Why you little!" It growled at her. The place rumbled suddenly, it chuckled. "You feel that? This place is mine now! I tried to be nice, tried to make it a mutual deal, but let's face it, that's just not me." The world started crumbling into blackness below. "Run, run as fast as you can, the abyss can't catch you little gingerbread mare." It cackled as Fluttershy ran.
The armored figure came out of the bushes next to her, it scooped up Fluttershy and ran.
"Hello." Fluttershy said meekly. "Do you think I could have your name now, I have no Idea who to thank."
"No! Don't you dare!" The Rage thing yelled after them. The armored one made no movement suggesting that it had any intention of telling anyone its name. The Rage thing howled in pain and the blackness stopped advancing, the world started piecing itself back together.
"Nemu did you feel that?"
"Yes sir and so did she."
"What's she doing now?"
"Just standing there." Fluttershy's body was frozen in place, the mask that had formed when the hollow had taken over was crumbling, Fluttershy's jawline became visible before it stopped.
"What in the afterlife? Nemu take a note. Hollow transformations can be delayed by large enough power surges. Yes that should be useful."
"What the candy coated hell was that?" The Rage thing yelled at the top of its lungs. "I can't move anymore, what's going on?" The armored one lifted its visor for a second, as if to confirm it wasn't seeing things. Fluttershy tried to get a look at its face and the visor slammed back down
"You want to protect me right?" It nodded. "Put me down." It hesitated for a second but put her down onto the forest floor. Fluttershy started walking up to the Rage thing. The armored figure reacted, reaching out to stop her. "Ah, ah, ah." Fluttershy chastised it like a misbehaving puppy. "You aren't allowed to help until I know your name." She took another step towards the Rage thing; the armored being's reaction was almost comical. It fell to its knees and clenched its hands together, begging her to stop. She almost did but this was no time to relent. "Your name?" It held up its hands in frustration, Fluttershy took another step and it relented, slumping a bit before removing its visor and tossing it to her.
"No, no, no, don't you dare." Fluttershy picked up the visor, flipping it over and putting it on; there etched into the metal was the name.
"Gādo." Fluttershy breathed.
"Noooooooooo!" The world faded to white.
Fluttershy opened her eyes behind another mask; she quickly pried it off before it turned to dust in her hooves. The door next to her decompressed with a hiss before opening.
"Congratulations, you've provided us with valuable research data. But I still need a specimen." Kurotsuchi walked in unsheathing his sword. "Just so you know, I have no qualms dissecting a creature with my reiatsu."
"Sir." A small voice said from behind him.
"What? Can't you see I'm busy?"
"Oh fine." He looked back towards Fluttershy. "Where'd she go? Dammit Nemu, you let the subject escape!"
Fluttershy sighed in relief as she flew away, keeping low to the ground.
"Sure Yachiru, things are about to get ugly here anyway." Kenpachi said.
"Now you're just trying to make me jealous." Yachiru puffed out her cheeks in a pout.
"You should probably go before Ikkaku or someone gets her." Yachiru was gone in the blink of an eye. "Now that that's out of the way. Hey Lyra, I knew you were familiar, Heartstrings welcome back."
"Heartstrings?" Twilight looked up at Lyra.
"I only ever gave out my last name while I was here."
"It's a shame." Kenpachi sighed. "Kurosuchi's missed you, said you were one of the jewels of the twelfth squad. But enough about the old days, who wants to take me on first?"
"Twilight." Lyra hissed. "We won't be able to take him one at a time; if we go together we might have a chance." Twilight was frozen in fear, she remembered this pressure, she remembered that gleam in his eye, she remembered what they meant, Twilight's brain blanked and she gave into what every cell in her body was screaming at her, she scrambled to her feet and ran. "Twilight wait!" Lyra yelled after her, she looked back at Kenpachi. "I guess I'm first."
"Good." He opened his shirt. "Free shot."
"I have no chance do I?"
"I'm giving you the free shot."
"I'll take that as a no." She drew her blade and squared it off. "But I've gotten better since I was last here. Bankai, kyōshin; Kinzoku Ōkesutora!" [Final Release, Resonate; Metal Orchestra.] Lyra's sword glowed, morphing into the ax that was her bankai.
"I see you don't need the free shot."
"I would still like the free shot." She charged, swinging the ax at his neck, he brought his own sword up to block; the ringing sound of steel on steel filled the air.
"Sorry bankai's don't get freebies." He lunged meaning to run Lyra through, she twisted around bringing the ax around for another attempt. Kenpachi grabbed the blade, raising his own to hack down, Lyra pulled a string and a concussive blast of sound put some distance between them. "I forgot you deal with sound, that's why you would've been laughed out of my squad."
"Shut up before I make you shit yourself."
"You can do that?"
Kenpachi jumped forward, swinging down with his sword, Lyra blocked, Kenpachi started pushing down on her. Lyra grinned taking a hand off the ax. "Hado number four Byakurai!" [way of destruction #4 Pale Lightning] electricity flowed from her hand striking Kenpachi in the chest and sending him flying into the walls of the hallway, bringing it down on him. He pushed his way out from the rubble.
"Kido, that's dirty pool."
"Well I was in squad twelve." She flourished the ax. "What else can you expect from one of Kurosuchi's brats?" She charged this time, she slammed the ax into the ground vaulting herself into the air over Kenpachi, she braced the ax with her feet and pointed her other hand behind herself. "Hado number fifty eight Tenran!" [way of destruction #58 swelling storm] A gust of wind propelled her down onto Kenpachi, she drove the ax down on him, the force was more than tripled. Dust and rubble flew into the air, Lyra jumped back out. "I forgot how fun this is."
"Glad to see you're into it." Kenpachi's power surged, pushing away the dust surrounding him, there was a gash across his chest from where he had just barely managed to avoid being speared. "Now I can cut loose." He pulled off the eye patch, the energy became a physical force pushing down on any and everything in the area, the walls around him exploded out. Lyra grabbed at something invisible just above her head, pulling it down to reveal the skull-like hollow mask.
"Bring it!" They squared off with each other, trying to read the other's next move. Kenpachi was the first to move, charging outright, Lyra sidestepped clashing blades to prevent a sidesweep. As he passed she brought her ax up to chop at his back, he whirled around blocking the strike. "Hado numb-" Kenpachi punched her in the jaw before she could finish, sending her flying into another wall.
"That's for the Byakurai!"
"Fair enough, if I can use Kido then you can punch me." Lyra peeled herself off the wall, spitting out a tooth into the mask. She charged, the air became filled with the sounds of metal as they faced off, both trying for the upper hand, one less so than the other. "You're still holding back." Lyra was covered in nicks and gashes much like her opponent.
"You wan't me to really let it go?"
"I don't know, do I live longer or go for the twenty second thrill ride?"
"No choice anymore." It was like someone had broken down a dam, the power flung Lyra away, she had to dig into the ground with her ax to avoid being blown away completely.
"Shoulda kept my mouth shut." The wind cut out and Kenpachi started walking towards her, dragging his sword's tip along the ground. Lyra was finding it hard to breath under the pressure of his power. "Really... should have... kept... my mouth shut." She shakily raised the axe, fighting against every cell in her body.
"And that," The power seemed to cut out, letting Lyra breath again and causing her to flip over from the force she had been using just to lift her arms. "Is why I hold back."
"I see." Lyra coughed. "So back to the grind." She lifted her ax again.
"Actually, I'm getting bored." Lyra grinned.
"Let's see what we can do about that." She struck a cord, blasting Kenpachi with sound and forcing him back a few steps. Lyra tried to take advantage of the momentary distraction to charge him but Kenpachi swung at her, forcing her to jump over him, but not before he managed to cut open the front of her robe, just barely not cutting open her chest. Lyra and Kenpachi both were too caught up in the fight to notice.
Lyra struck three cords causing three waves of energy to fly at Kenpachi who blocked each one deflecting them with his sword, Lyra was directly behind them not giving him any time to recover, she brought down the ax, opening a gash down from his right shoulder to his left leg, she brought the ax back up and was blocked by Kenpachi who drove his forehead into Lyra's. She staggered from the force of the blow, he brought his sword up for an undercut but Lyra blocked, pointing her palm at him. "Hado number thirty three, Sōkatsui!" [Blue Firefall] The blaze of energy hit Kenpachi in the face, sending him reeling back. Lyra didn't give him time to recover, she leaped at him bringing her ax down on him, she managed one hit to his chest before he recovered.
"You know those aren't as good without the incantations right?"
"Are you going to give me time to say them?"
"Well there you go." She twisted her body, swinging the ax at him. "Ōkesutora, Suchīrukōdo!" [steel cord] The strings of the guitar came loose becoming a series of razor tipped whips that lashed out at Kenpachi once he blocked the ax, opening cuts that oozed blood, the strings fastened themselves back onto the guitar. Kenpachi flinched as he noticed a familiar reiatsu behind him.
"Parusu Arukana!" [Pulse Arcana] A chained blade of purple energy flew past Kenpachi's head, burying itself in the dirt. "Aw buck." Twilight ended up getting pulled down the chain, landing on her face next to Lyra.
"Hey Bookworm, welcome back."
"And where have you been?" Lyra snapped, not taking her eyes off Kenpachi for a second. Twilight pulled her head out of the dirt.
"Sorry, I panicked. I'm here now." She stared up at Lyra for a moment. "Uh Lyra, your shirt."
"What?" She looked down. "Oh." She tore a strip of the ripped cloth off and wrapped it around her chest. "Thanks. Kenpachi you perv, why didn't you tell me sooner?"
"Hey; I didn't notice."
Twilight got to her feet, she was still terrified, she wrenched the pulsating blade out of the ground and spun it on its chain. The blade looked as if someone had put a lightning bolt shaped Tesla Coil on a handle, on the end of the handle there was a chain that seemed to change length depending on how far the user wanted it to go. Twilight let go of the chain and the sword flew at Kenpachi who blocked with his own blade, the chains pooled on the ground in front of him.
"Lyra!" Twilight pulled on the chain; the chains started shooting back at her. Lyra took the chance to jump behind Kenpachi hacking down on his back with the ax.
"More dirty dueling?"
"Back where I come from teamwork is everything, sorry." Lyra teased Kenpachi. The glint in her eyes was starting to worry Twilight.
"Fine." Kenpachi started moving decidedly faster, Lyra was a flurry of movement just trying to hold him off.
"Parusu!" Twilight yelled the chain extended again, throwing the blade into the storm that was Lyra and Kenpachi, the sword buried itself in Kenpachi's thigh, Twilight yanked on the chain but instead of the blade coming out of his leg it dragged him over to her. Twilight blanched, her back to a building, she had had nowhere to go. Kenpachi swung at her, Twilight ducked and the sword went through the building instead of her neck, Kenpachi looked up and yanked her blade out of his leg, a spray of blood followed it and he jumped back.
"Huh?" Twilight looked back, Kenpachi had severed a support beam, the building began to lean and creak before barreling down at her. "Uh oh."
"Twilight run!" She turned back around but at the sight of Kenpachi about to bring his sword down on Lyra found herself unable to move her feet, instead she picked up her sword and flung it between Lyra and Kenpachi, knocking the blade off course. The building impacted, crushing Twilight.