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  1. Dante Hirako

    Fate Points: Tutorial and Shop

    Character Name: Dante Hirako Shinigami: Current (56 000 Reiatsu) Fate Points: 3+3 from Resurge [1 POINT] 1 TIME REIATSU BOOST: Gain a 1 time Reiatsu Boost of 5K. [3 POINTS] Hollowfication - VAIZARD Remaining Fate Points: 2
  2. Dante Hirako

    Canvas of the misfortune

    Amazing work can't wait to see what you come up with next.
  3. Dante Hirako

    The truth of power revealed

    Having a few days off, Dante decided to do some intense meditation in preparation for the coming battle for his soul. Dante made his way up a mountain climbing as far as he could even beyond the clouds. The air got thinner and thinner and with that, the cold seemed to cling on his every breath. The beauty of it all really could take your breath away or was it just the altitude working against me? I better stop here. No use in pushing on. Dante brushed some snow off a nearby boulder and took a seat on it in a meditative position. He drew his Zanpakuto and held it out before him the blade lit up in the clear unobstructed sky as if the sun took a liking to it. Dante proceded to place the Zanpakuto in his lap and took a last look at the horizon before closing his eyes and raising his reiatsu slowly. TÅketsu Tengoku. I need to talk to you. Hours seemed to pass without anything happening. Dante kept on calling and calling trying to get TÅketsu Tengoku to reveal herself to no avail. Three days passed in this fashion before on the fourth day Dante finally was able to enter his inner world. Upon arriving Dante noticed the world was slowly being eaten away from the surroundings. Arriving at the glowing crystal TÅketsu Tengoku was walking up and down in a most agitated way. Dante could feel her rage and bloodlust the closer he got. What do you want? Dante. I don't have time for this, can't you see just how bad things have gotten here? I know we don't have time. That is why I am here today. In order to do something about this, I have come here today to strengthen myself while we still have the time to do so. You can't mean what I think you do? I do indeed. Give me the power TÅketsu Tengoku. Give me my Shi-Kai. Dante. I am sure that even you know that is not something that is given but taken. I won't give you anything. I never assumed that I would get it for free, TÅketsu Tengoku. I am here now to take it. No tricks just a straight fight. What do you say? oh, Dante. I really do despise that overconfident side of you. TÅketsu Tengoku had her creepy smile back. Dante immediately felt a cold shiver run up his spine when he looked TÅketsu Tengoku in her dead lifeless eyes. So how about we get this going Dante? You know I don't have much free time. I guess we should. After you... Dante pulled his sword from its sash and held it up in front of him while taking a defensive stance. TÅketsu Tengoku stood staring at him almost as if she was mocked him. She then raised her hand into the air and with a sudden glow, a sword took form in it as white as snow. She vanished in that same instant before Dante heard a step at his back almost completely silent. If he had not strained his senses at that moment he would have never heard the movement at all. Dante took a step backward and swung his body around swinging his sword at where TÅketsu Tengoku was bound to be but nothing but air met his blade. A sudden prick at the back of Dante's head as a blade pressed into it before he flash stepped forwards to avoid the death blow. Well done Dante. You have at least progressed since the last time we engaged in battle. Dante stood back turned towards TÅketsu Tengoku as he lifted his shaking hand gripping his sword in front of him. This feeling. It was the same as that day. Why am I shaking? Being close to death had never bothered me before. Dante let go of his sword as it fell sticking out from the snow he slapped his face with both hands and took a deep breath to calm himself. TÅketsu Tengoku burst out laughing almost unable to keep her composure. What are you doing, Dante? I don't see how comedic acts will get you your Shi-Kai. Dante lowered his hands gripping his sword tightly before vanishing from TÅketsu Tengoku's sight and ending up behind her swinging down his sword towards her neck. The blade made contact decapitating TÅketsu Tengoku making her head spin as it dropped to the ground. I guess I managed to get you in the end? A blade pierced Dante's left arm making his sword fall to the ground after he had no grip left to hold it. Blood slowly dripped from his wound down his hand onto the sword grip. Dante looked up and the decapitated TÅketsu Tengoku turned into ice shattering into a million pieces. You seem surprised Dante. Did you think it would end so easily? The voice of TÅketsu Tengoku behind Dante was cold and demeaning as always. Dante knew that it would be hard to take her down but he had moved as fast as he could during that fight and still, she was one step ahead of him. Now his arm was rendered useless aswell the fight just started and already she had a clear advantage over him. I have to find a way to keep her from slipping away each time I try to inflict a final blow. I could try that method. Yes... That might just work. Time for a little test. TÅketsu Tengoku. I got something special for you. Dante. Dante, I doubt you have anything good enough to even so much as scratch me. Do not hold back let me see what you have left. Dante ripped a piece off a piece of his kimono and threw it round before tying its knot with his teeth. He took hold of his sword in his right hand and once more flash stepped in a desperate attempt in a frontal assault towards TÅketsu Tengoku. The blade pointed at her head he closed in to finish her once and for all and at the last second, he swung his sword before letting it go. The sword's grip covered in blood made it shoot forth towards TÅketsu Tengoku surprising her as she attempted to dodge it. The sword flew past and a drop of blood rolled down her cheek as she reappeared after trying to avoid it. Dante flash stepped and took hold of his sword once looking over to TÅketsu Tengoku with a smile on his face. I guess if nothing else I managed to scratch you in the least. A look of disgust was now on TÅketsu Tengoku face. She was bitting down on her lip and her eyes were filled with the intent to kill. Dante is your intent to get killed that great that you would dare mock me? Know your place mortal. TÅketsu Tengoku vanished once more reappearing in front of Dante gripping his neck with her hand choking him. I guess I have to end you now Dante. TÅketsu Tengoku increased her grip chocking Dante even more and squeezing the life from him. Ice started to form and spread from her hand gripping Dante outwards slowly enveloping him. Dante struggled and moved his body trying to get her to release her grip before he stopped moving altogether. I see in the end you were nothing but a disappointment Dante. Not worthy of my power and only a second rate soul reaper at best. A sudden strike into TÅketsu Tengoku's stomach made her let go of Dante as he fell to the ground barely alive. Dante took great gasps of breath clutching his throat in pain and anguish. TÅketsu Tengoku impaled by Dante's blade removed it with force before throwing it to the ground. Dante, you tricked me. I felt your power dwindle and life leaving you. Was this your plan all along? Dante was still on the ground moving around like a fish out of water. The pain and cold took a heavy toll on his mind and the thought of victory was nowhere near his mind at that point. Get up you oath I can't stand watching you worming around like that on the ground after having defeated me so slyly. Dante finally stopped moving and got up placing his hands on the ground before shifting his weight and getting his legs under him before standing up and looking up at TÅketsu Tengoku. There you go. I see you finally got the will to stand up and face me. You... Talk to ...me as if ....you didn't just ....try and kill me just ....now.....Should I ... just take ..that as water.. under the bridge. I see you kept your sense of humor. Maybe I didn't try and kill you hard enough? I don't ...think any more of that... is necessary right now. I only have so much luck and I think it almost rand out. Well, rejoice. Even though your methods were underhanded you managed to beat me. I will submit myself to you. When in need call my name and I will assist you with whatever means is at my disposal. Now call my name Dante. TÅketsu Tengoku!!!! Dante found himself back in the real world. His blade had changed growing a few inches and now into a pure white Zanpakuto. His eyes also glowed white and the nature of his reiatsu changed and felt cold and ungiving. So this is the feeling of two powers combined as one. I can feel the power coursing through me. I wonder if this will buy me some time until I can get some sort of cure for my condition. I better get some rest and head back soon. I might have an answer waiting for me. Dante stood up from the rock and made a fire from some wood and branches scattered around before leaning his back to the boulder and resting in order to recover before his journey back down the mountain. WC - 1672
  4. Dante Hirako

    The truth of power revealed

    Months have passed and Dante quickly found out where he was in the pecking order of things. The captain had personally started to send him on missions with no backup or support the constant missions in dire situations pushed his body and mind to its limits but Dante persevered and in spite of the harshness gained much-needed experience and value from the ordeal. That is till a certain day he found himself in something completely different to what he had seen before. That morning Dante woke up as normal and did his morning training as per usual before starting his duties before an urgent summons came from the captain. Dante abandoned his duties and made his way to the captain's office arriving before the old door knocking on it waiting for an answer from the other side. Enter. Dante opened the door the sunlight poured in from the window into the somewhat dark room as the captain sat at a desk writing as per usual. Ahhh, Dante. Thank you for making your way here as quick as you did. We have no time to waste and you need to listen to me carefully. I received some disturbing news last night and decided to intervene and find evidence of betrail within our unit. That said, I had no choice but to entrust you with this mission given you are the newest and have made almost no personal connections with anyone in this unit. This task you see is perfect for one such as you. I have learned of your skill from the meticulous reports you send in after each mission I sent you on. Given the fact that even in some of those situations I would have had to send my 3rd or Vice Captain to deal with them, yet you somehow found a way to get out of it through your skill and what seems to be clever enough mind in your possession. Now then back to the point. Do you accept the task? Yes, sir, I am at your disposal Captain. I see. Then listen and take note as a mistake could end your life or even worse. Make you an accessory to the crimes of those committing it. I have received reports from those I trust implicitly that some of my members have been spotted in the Rukon district after dark in the north forest. I have limited detail as to what they are up to but investigations have pointed to people disappearing or even vanishing altogether. You know that going into the Rukon district without orders are forbidden and in all likelihood, these individuals are doing it in order to hide from suspicion and... Knock knock. Just a minute. Well seems our time is at an end. here are your orders. Now get going. Dante took hold of the envelope and stuffed it inside his kimono and left the office noticing the Vice-captain entering as he left. Well, then this seems to be something crazy I got myself into this time better be extra careful moving forward then. Dante took his leave from the squad's grounds and slipped out of the soul society towards Rukongai forest making his way through the thick forest to keep his presence from being noticed. Dante became familiar with the outlying roads and paths having discovered them during missions and patrols in time served under the 10th squad's duties. Dante finally arrived in the north part of the forest holding up in a high tree overlooking the forest as he waited for any feeling of spiritual pressure to make itself known to him. Darkness soon set in as the moon made its way higher into the sky and the insects of the night were the only sounds that disturbed the calm night. Dante stood perched on the tree looking up the moon as he noticed the slight hint of spiritual pressure in the air from nearby. The energy seemed to be masked as if hiding it. Dante took hold of his sword holding it grasped as the presence closed in towards him. Dante felt confident in his ability to keep his spiritual pressure hidden from others having had to use it on multiple missions up to this point before. A slight drop of sweat rolled down his face as he wrestled with these thoughts within. Closer and closer the unknown mystery seemed to move, then a crack in the calm as a branch on the floor broke. Dante stayed hidden and still focused on keeping himself hidden and discerning the direction, movement, and speed at which the presence closed in. Come on Zel we don't have the whole night to spend here. Get a move on Endo. I tell you I sensed something in this direction. Your cautious nature has saved us many times Zel and I hold your abilities in high regard but are you not just worried for nothing. We have had no indication of being suspected as of yet and we have left no real clues as to what we have been up to. Why waste time when we could have used it on research in our upcoming test. You do have a point. The presence completely disappeared. Let's go then. I know those two. Endo and Zel. they command a huge deal of respect in the squad. The brothers of everyone is commonly being thrown around in the squad. I find it strange for them to be involved in this but as my duty is to find out what is going on I will just have to put these thoughts aside for now and continue monitoring them for now. The two moved deeper and deeper into the forest. Dante followed from a distance until he arrived where the two stopped and made a fire. Now Zel with the fire lit do you want to start the experiment? Now would be as good a time as ever brother. I shall get today's test subject from its cage, shall I? Zel moved to a suspicious piece of ground and took hold of something on the floor of it. Soon the earth shifted as he pulled the cloth from the ground revealing the hidden hole with cages inside of it. The contents of the cage were not visible from the position Dante was in and closing in would at this point most probably reveal his location for the two revealed what they were up to so risking it would only end up in failure so Dante decided to keep his position for now. Hurry it up Zel. 201 was the one we decided on. just get it and let's begin. Soon Zel returned from the hole in the ground and what he had dragged behind him made Dante feel nothing but rage inside of him. Dragged behind Zel was a girl coved in signs of malnutrition and torture. The girl seemed to have been confined in the cage for long enough that she seemed to have given up on life itself and there had remained no will of her own inside of her body. Zel took her to the fire as Endo injected her with something. The glow of the liquid shining out of the syringe was injected into the girl as the two jumped away from her taking hold of their Zanpakuto in battle-ready stances. Just what did they do? I have never seen anything as weird as this. The girl fell to the ground seemingly passed out from whatever they injected into her. Why do they look like they are going into battle? Hey Zel. The previous ones changed by now right? Yes. I think they changed almost instantly every time. Do you think we might have a sample on hand that might be good enough for sale then? There is no telling this is the first time we have run into one taking this long to change. We might just have a payday on the horizon at this rate. The girl remained on the ground, silent and unmoving as the two started closing in on her. Dante took note of their actions and stood to assess if he had enough evidence on hand to take his leave from there and report what he had seen to the captain with utmost urgency. Dante determined that the rest of the cages was likely filled with more people given the way the two talked and what had happened so far. The only thing to do was get the captain and return as fast as possible and dispose of these two wretched squad members and free the inhabitants of the cages before it was too late. Dante was about to make his move before the girl started to finally scream out. what he did not expect was the sound of extreme pain and white liquid spewing out of her mouth that followed. Zel seems this one is also a failure. Better we dispose of it now before time us up. I will keep its attention on me and you deal with it. Endo ran towards the girl with his sword aimed at her as Zel took up position behind her and also started to close in on her blind spot. Just what is going on? Do they mean to kill the girl just like that? Dante felt the rage inside of him boiling up and thoughts of the mission quickly started to leave his mind now being overtaken by bloodlust toward the actions of the two he shared the same squad with. I won't have this. Dante flash stepped behind Zel having also drawn his own Zanpakuto he drove it through Zel's back as Zel tried to look behind him before falling to the ground. Dante knew that Endo would be on to him now that he revealed himself and he had to make his move right when Endo was close to him. Dante you bastard what did you do to Zel? Endo ran past the girl towards Dante having lost his normally cool and calm demeanor. Endo lifted his sword up in the air to slice Dante into two but before the powerful blow reached Dante. Dante took a knee and grabbed hold to some sand and throwing it at Endo's face. Endo swung his Zanpakuto down hitting nothing but air as Dante was gone from his sight. Endo's eyes stretched wide at the disappearance of Dante as he felt the tendons in his leg and arm being cut. Dante you bastard!!!!! Endo faced towards Dante the blood from his wounds dripping slowly into the sand beneath him. You..... You... Killed Zel and now you think you can just kill me? Do you think I would let that happen without getting my revenge? Endo give up now. You have no means of winning against me in your condition. Dante.... You think you have me in your grasp but you are mistaken. You should have killed me before but you made your death certain with letting me live. Endo reached into his kimono pulling out a syringe with the glowing liquid from it. What do you intend to do with that Endo? You think you can reach me all the way without me striking you down? Endo laughed uncontrollably having lost what little of his mind was left. Dante, you really don't get it, do you? Endo shoved the syringe into his neck forcing the contents into his own body. Now you will see the true horror before your death, Dante. Endo screamed wildly into the night sky like a crazed animal. Now then.......Time to end you Endo started spewing the white goo from his mouth. His eyes seemed to have lost its lifeforce being replaced by a deathly hunger. The blood stopped flowing from his wounds the goo slowly covering it as if it was healing it. Endo, what have you done? Dante you are.... Dead Endo's voice had changed and Dante was more than creeped out by the sound of it. Dante grasped his Zanpakuto with more force as he watched Endo charging at him now faster than before. Dante could tell Endo had much more speed than he ever had before and was at this point no longer the same person. Dante attempted to block Endo's swing but the power in Endo's swing made it impossible to block it completely as the blade tore into Dante's shoulder. Endo's face was right up to Dante's the red glow of his eyes looked as if it could tear into Dante as the bloodlust filled the area. Dante used all his strength to push back the blade slowly sinking deeper into his flesh with each passing second. Having the zanpakuto a few inches away from his body, Dante used flash step to get some distance between him and Endo. Darn it, I cant believe this guy got that amount of speed and strength just from injecting that strange-looking liquid into himself. I am outclassed by his power. Have to think about what I can do now, normal methods won't work against this guy. Dante flash stepped further and further away from Endo as he followed him. Dante moved between the trees trying to think up a strategy but Endo cut through each tree as if it was nothing to him. Is he getting stronger and stronger as time passes? I got to think up something now or soon I might turn into one of those trees he is dispatching so easily. Dante.... Dante..... Dante!!!!!!!! What is it TÅketsu Tengoku? I don't have the time to chat right now A swing of Endo's blade moved past Dante tearing a piece of his kimono exposing his upper body. Dante increased the speed of his flash steps but Endo seemed to effortlessly keep up with him. A big trail of broken trees was left in the wake of Endo's rampage. Dante listen. You are not going to win unless you listen to me now. I am all ears just give me a way to beat this guy. Dante, hold out your Zanpakuto towards your enemy and at the last second force as much spiritual power through it as you can. I will do the rest. That's it. Can that really work? I will get torn in two if this little plan of yours fails you know. You have any other ideas in beating this monster be my guest. Ok... Ok. I will trust in you. Now. Let's get him then. Dante stopped running landing on the ground surrounded by the thick forest in all directions. Endo followed landing a few feet away from him. The goo now took over his face turning into what looked like a mask leaving only opening to his eyes and mouth. Endo turned his head from side to side as he walked closer towards Dante before finally running at full speed towards him. Dante held his blade pointed towards the beast now charging at him before he poured all his spiritual power through the blade just as Endo jumped into the air falling towards him. Now. TÅketsu Tengoku. I leave it in your hands. Dante's Zanpakuto turned bright white as a thick wall of ice shot from it slamming into the falling Endo covering most of his body with it. Dante dodged the incoming shard of ice containing Endo at the last second as he fell to the ground rolling out of its way. The shard of ice crashed down into the ground with Endo's animalistic screams filling the surrounding area. Dante stood up from the ground slowly his hands and arms blue from the cold of his own attack. The pain made it difficult to keep his Zanpakuto grasped in his hand. Dante had no idea what had just happened, he could feel that he had expended a large amount of spiritual power with that last attack and that the pain throbbing through his hand and arms was part of it. Dante looked at Endo trapped in the ice, screaming and struggling as hard as he could to escape the cold and pressure entrapping him. Dante made his way towards Endo before holding his sword at Endo's neck. Guess this is it, Endo. I don't know if you have any shred of sanity left in that body of yours but I can't allow you to continue your rampage through this forest. In the end, you had to pay for your crimes be it by my hand or someone else's. Dante raised his Zanpakuto into the air and with a quick move severed the head off of Endo's body ending the only threat left. Dante took a few minutes gathering himself after now having had to kill not one but two of his own squadmates in a single night. The thought of taking someone's life had crossed his mind a few times during the night lying awake in bed. Dante made peace with the fact that sooner or later he would have to dirty his hands but he had always thought it would be something different too this. Having caught his breath and some feeling back into his hands Dante walked back to the site where all this horror started. Dante arrived back and saw the girl laying on the ground with her mask on her face. Dante was about to pick the girl off the ground when she awoke and screamed out. No... No, stay away from me. Don't worry I am here to save you. I am not in league with those two. Just relax all will be fine. I will get someone from squad 4 to have a look at you as soon as I have reported the situation to my captain. I am Dante Hirako. Grab hold of my hand. The girl reluctantly stopped screaming and struggling around on the floor and grabbed hold of Dante's hand. Dante pulled her up making sure she could stand before he started asking her some questions. Right, what is your name? My name is Riko I see. Are there more people behind this? Not that I know of. I think it was just the two here tonight all along. That is all I know. There are more people in the cages, right? I think so I could hear some voices around me. All the cages are cover with some kind of cloth so I could never see anything just hear the screams of those they took. The girl reliving this experience was torture in of itself so Dante decided to not ask her any more questions and let her rest a bit. You take a few minutes to rest yourself and calm down I will go have a look at the cages and return here. Just got to let my captain know where I am first. Dante turned around and took a piece of paper from his kimono and wrote onto it the location of his whereabouts and some information as to what the situation was. Dante then folded the paper and held out his arm before loudly whistling into the night sky. An owl soon flew down and with a big clash of its wings took rest on Dante's arm. Dante placed the paper into the little round wooden box tied to the owl's leg and threw the owl into the sky as it rushed off disappearing from sight. Right, guess that will be enough information to get the captain here in a rush. Guess I should see...... With a hard blow and an involuntary movement of Dante's body followed by pain, Dante looked down at a hand now piercing through his stomach from behind. What just happened? I didn't see or hear anyone else. Did someone sneak up on me? Dante looked behind him, the girl was at his back her mask near his head and her now red eyes staring at him with hate. Why did you do this? I told you I was on your side..... I don't get..... The girl let out a scream as Dante slowly faded in and out of consciousness before finally all light had left him and he passed out. Dante could feel the voices of people around him and the warmth as if he was surrounded by the sun. He could hear whispers and people moving about as he finally opened his eyes and found himself in a room filled with hospital beds and equipment. Dante wondered about his surrounding before he shot up and grabbed hold of his stomach and bed. Dante!!! Take it easy. You are not to move anymore. Captain? Dante focused and found the captain sitting next to his bed. Captain, what is going on? How did I end up here? Where is that girl? Ahhhhhhh. You idiot you opened up your wound. Stop moving now. I will answer your questions now. Dante fell back into bed. He really had no choice he had not the strength left to keep himself up much longer. Dante. I received your message and rushed to the scene as fast as I could. I found you on the ground having lost a lot of blood and near death. I then rushed you back here too so you could receive life-saving treatment and then took my leave back to the forest to investigate and determine the actions of those implicated and what had happened. I found Zel at the site and later Endo. After some time investigating I could piece together the actions of all involved that night. I do however have one thing on my mind. Why would you defy my orders and take action in a situation like that? Did I not order you to report back to me once you had enough evidence and determined the involvement of our squad members. And what girl do you keep talking about? I only found you alive at the scene and the bones of innocent slaughtered souls in the cages. I apologize, Captain, I acted without orders due to what had taken place there. I felt it my duty to intervene but I will take any punishment you feel needs to be exacted onto me. As for the girl she was experimented on against her will and turned into some kind of different being than a soul reaper just like Endo who injected himself with the same liquid. Endo turned into a monster by my account and tried to kill me multiple time before I finally managed to take him down. He had strength and speed far beyond him once he gained this power but... Dante.... That is enough. I already know the details about Endo and Zel and that Endo changed but you are forbidden to talk about Endo his experiments or the happenings of that night. You would agree that something like this needs to stay out of the circulation before anyone else gets the idea to continue it do you not? Ah, Yes captain. I understand. Dante the truth is the experiments performed there was called holowfication its the means of breaking down the barriers between hollows and soul reapers. A person could potentially break down these limits between the two and grow far stronger than either of the two entities alone. There is some information about it but it is very limited and the little information there is, Well it is guarded extremely well so no one would dare to look into it. Did you hear Endo or Zel say anything about it? No sir. I listened as well as I could and nothing of the sort was said..... I did, however, hear them say after the girl was injected that a payday might be on the horizon. Mmmm, so they didn't know what they were doing completely but would be paid to carry out the tests and when they got some sort of result they would get paid. This is even more alarming. That means there is still someone out there behind the scenes. Who knows what might happen next? Never mind that how did they convince someone from my squad to become their lackey. It's so frustrating. The look on the captains face made the situation seem very dire indeed. Dante could feel the tension in the air as the captain sat there with his spiritual power leaking out all over the place. The room felt like it would crumble under the captain's power. The captain really has immense spiritual power. I struggled against Endo but the captain would probably have taken him down with one swing from his blade. Dante....Dante Yes, Captain. We might have a lot more work to do these coming months and as such, I am promoting you to 3rd seat as of today due to your quick actions taken on the battlefield and your impressive ability to overcome unfavorable odds. You will from now one only take orders from me and my vice and no one else. You will also work with me more closely than ever and in much more dangerous situations than you have up to now. What do you say? Captain, I think there must be those much more deserving or talented than me that should be considered for the position of 3rd seat. The captain hit down on the bed almost bending it. Do you think me an idiot, Dante? No, Captain I... do not. Then do not argue my decisions. I put a lot of thought into ever desition I make and I did not arrive at this one easily. I take all the factors into account and think of what is best for the squad as a whole. Given the standing of the possition, I thought you would decline it since you do not really make an effort to get close to anyone. This is a flaw but also a great weapon to me when needed and given the times we are living in having you closer will make my duties easier going forward. Now I will not take no for an answer so what is your answer then Dante? I... ahhhh.. humbly accept such a great honor, Captain The Captain stood up from his chair with a big smile on his face. There you go. See so much easier right? Now get some rest and heal up there is much to do. The captain left the room leaving Dante to his thoughts about that night and what the future might hold. A few weeks past and Dante finally got out of the squad's medical room and ready to assume his duties. Most of the squad was oblivious to his absence but Dante could feel the disapproval once his new position was announced at a morning meeting. Dante found himself even more in the thick of things often going on missions with the captain and quickly learned about his shortcomings and places he could improve on. He also found himself training harder and meditating more pushing forward to gain more power and be more of an asset to the captain. This continued to go on for a few years as Dante matured into an indispensable asset and even finding comrades he could count on. More weeks and months past and then one day during a training session Dante found himself in a familiar situation. The cold inner world of his soul, it had remained the same and unchanged just like the first time he visited it. Dante walked through the empty cold snow just as before towards the shining crystal that lit up the darkness. When he finally arrived at the crystal he found it strange that TÅketsu Tengoku was not there to greet him as before. TÅketsu Tengoku? Are you there? Dante looked around the place but no sign of her was there. I wonder why I was pulled back here if she is not here? The snow changed direction before the light of the crystal seemed to flicker before an earthquake rocked the world. Dante had no idea what had happened but this was something new entirely. After a few moments, everything was restored to normal and the light had back its normal glow as TÅketsu Tengoku dropped from the sky landing in the snow at Dante's feet. TÅketsu Tengoku what are you doing? The pale girl got up from the snow and marks of battle covered her body. Dante. I see you made it. I can't believe it took you so long to make it back here. Did you not hear me calling for you? I would have heard you if you had said something. After that battle, I never heard anything from you no matter how much I tried to call your name or meditated. Now I understand. She must be behind it then. She? There is someone else in here? Well, that day you got invected when you got pierced by that girl's hand. Seems some of that goo entered your body and something else entered my world here. I have been in constant combat trying to get rid of this thing trying to take control and make me bow to it in the process and I will not have it you hear. I won't have it at all. This is because of your failure to that day. You should have killed that unnatural thing the moment you got back. Do you mean that girl? She was innocent and did not seem a treat at the time. You wanted me to just kill her? There is no honor in actions like that. Well, now you will pay the price of your actions Dante. I am strong but this thing grows stronger each day and soon it will have the power to challenge me. Once I do not have the strength left to fight it who knows what it might do to you. You might even turn into one of those things and lose your mind and rampage indiscriminately throughout the Seireitei. Does that sound like something you might enjoy then? No, it does not. what do you suggest I do about it. Endo and the girl did not seem to be able to fight off the effects for long. What or how can I fight against something like that? I doubt even the captain might have information on the matter given how guarded and forbidden the issue is. I guess I need to ask him or find out where I might be able to attain information on the situation. Dante had a puzzled look on his face. TÅketsu Tengoku seemed frustrated and that normal grin on her face was gone. She now had a frustrated look on her face as she stared at Dante trying to figure something out. Dante, I think you better leave here now. For now, we have what is needed to keep it under control but you need to find a way to fix this or sooner or later you won't be you anymore. Do you understand Dante? The world started shaking violently once again. Now go!!!! Dante returned to the normal world as the trainee whacked him in the head with a wooden sword. Yes, I finally got you. Now I can progress to the next level. Whooohooo. Ahh, Sir? Are you OK? Dante seemed unphased by the attack from the trainee only standing there frozen in his tracks. Yes, Shin, I am fine. I have some business to attend too would you excuse me? Yes Sir. Thank you for the lesson. Shin bowed to Dante and continued training on his own. Dante brushed the sweat off his brow and took off towards the captain's office in an attempt to hopefully get some answers from the captain. Dante arrived at the Captain's office and knocked on the door. Enter. Dante opened the door and the Captain looked up at him putting the paperwork in his hand down on the desk. Dante, what brings you here? I didn't call you for a mission unless I am losing my mind? No, Captain, I have come here to ask you some questions. Well have a seat and have at it. Dante took a seat at the desk placing his Zanpakuto on the Captains deck. Captain. I need some answer about holowfication. It seems that night I might have become infected by the girl after she had pierced my flesh. I am at risk of turning into the same thing as Endo did and it's only a matter of time before it happens. I need to deal with this now while I still can. The Captain looked shocked and didn't respond for a few moments. Dante, I do not have answers that could help you. That being said I will look into it at once and find out as much as I can without raising suspicion. I ask that you give me some time to look into it before you take any action. This will stay between us, for now, no word of this is to be mentioned outside of this room. If there is a way to deal with this, we will find it of that much I am sure. Thank you, Captain, I will take my leave and await your call. Dante stood up from the chair and left the office gripping his Zanpakuto tightly in his hand with a determined look on his face. Wc = 5559
  5. The morning sun slowly crept over the mountains giving light to the window frame and flooding the room with light. Dante stood watching the light slowly make its way over the carpet placed in his new room after having being promoted to 20th seat of the 10th division. Dante felt the weight of his new responsibility and relished the chance he had been given knowing he was one step closer to achieving his goal he set himself. I better get going, standing here doing nothing won't accomplish anything. You have a lot of time left being a busy body won't make you reach your goals any faster you know. Tōketsu Tengoku no surprise to hear your voice this early in the morning. Dante lets go of a big sigh as he grabs hold of an apple on the table and makes his way out of his room towards the training grounds for his morning meditation and workout. Well then being a little grumpy there sweety? I have told you once and I am going to tell you again you really should let go and relax a little. This little up and down game of yours is even affecting my resting habits. I have repeatedly asked you to stop calling me sweety. Dante had a slowly pulsing vein in his forehead as he said the word, sweety, out loud and felt overwhelmingly angry as he kept on walking. Ah, you always get held up on that word and never listen to the rest of the conversation. Why do you feel the need to keep on pushing yourself like this you are a shinigami after all. Not like you won't be alive for thousands of years and have all the time needed to do whatever you wanted to do. You seem to only have your own interests in mind and as such, I have no need to listen to you. Dante finally arrived at the training ground and quietly took a seat on the huge rock at the end of the training ground before starting his meditation. Dante sat with legs crossed under him and his Zanpakuto held in both hand rested on his lap. There was a nice breeze in the air taking hold of his long scarf and stretching it out behind his back. Dante remained in this position for a few hours before he felt a strange feeling brewing inside him before rising up and taking hold of him as he felt himself falling through the sky. What is this feeling? What is happening to me? Dante opened his eyes he was no longer seated on the rock in the training ground but rather falling endlessly looking up at the dark sky passing the clouds stacked in many layers. Dante looked to his side and saw the sun on the horizon and felt its heat on his face and the incredible cold on his back as he fell. Many thoughts ran through his head as he fell trying to work out what had happened to him when suddenly a voice came from the void below him. I see you decided to finally visit me here, my dear Dante. Tōketsu Tengoku what are you doing? What do you mean by here? This is your inner world or should I say my world. A childish laugh filled the wind that flew past Dante as he fell. This is but a part of our world Dante is it not just breathtakingly beautiful? Dante felt overwhelmed by the situation but he did not feel fear and calmy gathered his thoughts. So this is it you say? I can see why you would like. So what happens next Tōketsu Tengoku? My dear Dante, you really aren't one for small talk. Having come to visit me I guess I will have to show you my true form. Dante continued to fall through the clouds when suddenly a he felt a hand at his back. Continued laughter passed on the winds streaming past Dante as the pale girl with pure white hair streaming away from the direction the wind was pushing made her presence known to Dante. The lifeless cold eyes on display were unnerving as much as the smile stuck to her face. Dante felt immense cold streaming from the girl freezing the air passing around him. With every breath he took the cold seemed to cling to his lungs and burning when he exhaled. So this is you? Tōketsu Tengoku..... Yes, Dante we finally meet. I didn't expect you to make it here so fast seems your relentless meditation and training sessions finally paid off. But to think you would have made it here in such a short time is something scary in its own right. Guess we should have a talk right. Dante suddenly found himself surrounded by snow as if he fell into it with great force. He slowly made his way to the top and climbed out of it and walked through the snow towards the big shinning crystal illuminating the darkness. Dante noticed the wind blowing mildly over the snow sweeping it up playfully into the air spreading it out before the darkness swallowed the light they held and vanishing. What is this world? Nothing here seems to be tied to the rules that govern the real world. Dante noticed huge spherical crystals the closer he got to the crystal, each of the crystals filled with immense spiritual pressure that seemed to almost give them life as it swirled beneath the ice. Dante slowly walked toward the crystal the light now so bright it stung his eyes and made it difficult to walk through the snow and keep his balance but he persisted having made it this far. Dante soon found himself within arms reach of the crystal as he stood covered in its light before reaching out and touching it with his bare hand before suddenly retracting his hand and letting out a scream of pain. Dante's fingers at the moment of touch completely froze and the pain and cold streamed through his hand up to his arm. His hand had an unnatural blue and silver marking running around it and up to his arm and he completely lost feeling and movement of his hand. I see even you can be baited into being curious Dante. I don't blame you for wanting to touch the crystal as you have but unfortunately, it comes with a price as with most things of this world and the other one you come from. Her voice echoed around the darkness almost as if it was underground or in a cavern but Dante felt as if it was open due to the way the wind affected and pulled at his body. Given the way, it all played out it might even have been an illusion. Then again trusting your ears and vision in such a place is something dangerous but still intriguing he thought to himself. Are you toying with me Tōketsu Tengoku? I know you like your games but I thought you said we are going to talk? Well, I guess you have a point, Dante. The pale girl now appeared in front of Dante holding a staff in her hand playfully swinging it around before smashing it to the ground lighting up the darkness. The sudden spark of light pushed and torn into the darkness as if it were natural light fighting the darkness for control. Dante stood his ground and stared at the girl without saying anything but studying her movement if a response was needed. Dante took hold of his zanpakuto with his now remaining functioning hand not knowing what would happen next. My dear Dante, Why the hostility? In here holding on to that little thing won't buy you any time or change that which cant be avoided. The pale girl vanished in an instant before reappearing in the exact same spot as if she never left. The instant she vanished Dante pulled at his sword but he was left with nothing but the pain in his hand as blood slowly trickled down it onto the snow. Dante kept his gaze fixed on the laughing girl standing in front of him with his Zanpakuto in her grasp. The pain in his hand was enough information to make him not look at his hand but keeping his eyes fixed on her. Dante instinctively knew he was no matched for an opponent of her speed skill nor skill. I see you finally have a grasp of the situation you find yourself in Dante. You might think highly of your skill and quick improvement but you are still far from reaching this level of power. I guess if anything I have shown you the limitation of your current abilities meaning unfortunately for me you will probably train even harder and cause me more frustration. Then again if you want to have my power you will need to push yourself harder than you ever have. The condescending way she said all of this really took hold of Dante knowing that monsters like her were something this world had to offer in abundance, be it the captains the legions of hollows and the unknown mysteries he had read about in reports and whispers from squadmates. Dante found himself torn between focusing on the threat in front of him and his mind running amok. I guess I have had my fun for now. The girl suddenly held on to Dante's shoulder her dead lifeless eyes piercing his soul as their eyes locked. I will send you back now Dante. I hope you remember all of this and that taking my power will at the very least have a price you will have to pay. The pale girl turned around and giggled relentlessly before Dante found himself sitting on the rock with sweat running down his face. I guess I have a lot of ground to make. That was made painfully clear to me. Dante stood up from the rock unsheathing his Zanpakuto and pointing it out in front of him with a slight smirk on his face. I will come for you Tōketsu Tengoku your power will be mine eventually. Dante its time for our duties get going or we will be late. Dante quickly jumped from the rock sheathing his Zanpakuto before running towards the entrance. WC = 1732
  6. Dante Hirako

    Fate Points: Tutorial and Shop

    Character Name: Dante Hirako Shinigami: Current (45 000 Reiatsu) After Fate Point boost (50 000) Fate Points: 3+3 from Resurge [1 POINT] 1 TIME REIATSU BOOST: Gain a 1 time Reiatsu Boost of 5K. Remaining Fate Points: 5
  7. Dante Hirako

    Cell-4 Commander's Office

    Good to have you back.
  8. Dante Hirako

    Cell-2 Training Ground

    Dante..... Wake up... How long do you plan to remain in the snow like that? Dante heard the voice it was strange it felt familiar but also strange. He opened his eyes the broken blade was still in his hand and the first thing his blurry eyes good focus on. He looked up and what the unknown figure stood looking back at him. Who are you? Well, now I guess my appearance is something strange to you. I find it hard to accept it also. The truth is this is the combination of Yuki-Shi and my powers fused as together. You finally freed me, Dante. I dare say it took you long enough idiot. Dante remained quite before turning on his back and staring up at the sky. I see so I managed to survive in the end. Just bearly you hotheaded fool. Could you spare me your insults? Well, I think its a side effect of my change. This is new to me. She looked her self over and held the strange scythe by two hands out in front of her. What is up with the scythe? Oh, this? Mmmmm I guess you never knew this is the true form of your unlocked power. She swings the scythe round her dancing in the snow before the scythe crashed down on the hilts tip in Dante's hand before the hilt shattered. There you go. A small smile covered her face. The blade was restored and glowed in Dante's hand as if it never shattered at all. Dante, you never completely mastered my powers. You see Yuki-Shi was right your power was incomplete. I know you could feel it deep down, could you not? Are we playing a game again? I am really not feeling up to it. The smile faded from her face as she stood firm. Once an idiot, always an idiot. Dante coughed, drenched in sweat and wounds. So what do I call you? Mmmmm, I wonder about that. She stood looking up in thought at the snow raining down on them. How about Ame, Yuki-shi..... Yes, I like the combination. Rain, snow death. Fits me don't you think? You always had a weird name before. I guess this one is no different. She stood with an angry puffy face looking down at Dante. I see even a near-death experience is not enough to change your rudeness. I guess not. Dante closed his eyes and placed his arm over his face. So what happens now? I can't feel much of my body. What is going on? I managed to buy you some time. Your body in the real world is frozen in crystal ice to keep you from dying after you nearly killed yourself. Well, I had a plan. And it worked in the end. You mean you winged it, just like you always do. Now get up Dante. Do you think I was lying when I said I could not feel my body? You got to get up. You will die if you don't. So get up. Dante slowly rolled and moved his hands under him pushing himself up trying to get on his feet. He finally manages to get himself up and stood taking heavy breaths looking like he was pulled through a meat grinder. Ame, Yuki-shi threw the scythe towards Dante, he barely managed to catch it using it to keep himself from falling over. Now, Dante, that is not a walking stick. Dante felt the incredible power from the scythe grasped in his hand burning his touch the cold traveling up his bleeding arm felt like there was no stopping it. Do you feel the difference now? Not the same as before. Does it burn? Does the endless cold grip at your heart? Dante did not answer he was so focused on trying to control the overflowing power with the little power he could force himself to use. He took hold of the scythe with both hands his feet buckling under him. What is wrong Dante? This is your power why do you shake and fear it so much. This is what you wanted. Focus your mind, Dante, feel the power and make peace with it let it flow through you and stop resisting it. The less you resist it the faster this will go. Dante loosened his grip and slowly let the power raign free to move into him. The power was so powerful it felt as if every pulse of it crushed him with its weight. He felt like he had no control over it at all a feeling he hated and that hatred was holding him back. Let go Dante. Let it all go!!!!! Do it now!!!!!! Dante's eyes turned red with a blue glow circling his outer eyes. He fell to his knees and screamed out violently as the blinding blue and white light surrounded him. He was on laying on the snow with the scythe held in his hand bearly conscious. Ame, Yuki-Shi walked closer and stood over him before moving her face closer to his. Well done Dante. You managed to pull through. Now rest........
  9. Dante Hirako

    Cell-2 Training Ground

    Dante was still seated on the rock lost in his inner world training he was now so closed off to the outside world he had lost touch with time. Inside the battle raged on with Yuki-Shi as she stood within the center of a raging storm facing Dante. Her Anger was boiling over at Dante's disregard to head her warnings and continual pressure to make her give him his true power. The white blade grasped in both their hands was still shining brightly out into the dark sky the only beacons of light for as far as the eye could see. Frost was formed all over Dante's kimono hanging from every piece of cloth exposed to its touch, He stood firm in the raging blizzard still just as eager to defeat Yuki-Shi and take his true power and ready himself for the upcoming war. I won't stop Yuki-Shi. I won't let you keep it from me. Are you really that scared that my power would finally exceded yours? The frost seems to have clouded your judgment, Dante. You have lost yourself in this quest for power. Well then, I think I will be the judge of that myself. I don't need you to keep looking after me like I am some child that needs to be saved or protected. Dante released more of his spiritual pressure forcing it up to its upper limits extending his sword out towards Yuki-Shi. Spiritual pressure swirled at its tip as a cero formed mixing with the ice gathering at its core growing larger and larger warping the world with its power. What are you doing Dante, that won't work on me. You seem to be misunderstanding, Yuki-Shi. No, you can't.... Have you completely lost your mind. Yuki-Shi lowered her sword and placed her open hand towards Dante. She shifted her weight and her eyes grew wide as if she knew exactly what Dante was up to. Dante. She called out to him. Stop this now!!!!!! The cero fusion was out of control at this point. The sheer weight of it turning around growing larger and more powerful with every second. Dante was no longer visible behind it and the screech coming from it was overwhelming with its intensity. Dante was breathing heavily, the toll of constant fighting was weighing heavily on him. He forced every ounce of strength into this last attack a gamble to end it all. He knew the risks and he felt terrible for once again having to resort to such means even though he knew that it could end in nothing but disaster. He completed the attack and closed his eyes taking what exhausted breaths he could trying to keep the power under control, shaking, feeling crushed under its force. Time to end this. We will finally find out which one of us has the right to rule. Dante had a painful smile on his face. He gathered what power he could under his feet before flash stepping forwards toward Yuki-Shi the cero fusion shot from the blade as he arrived within striking distance before exploding engulfing them both as he closed his eyes at the last second. The pain and screams followed the explosion outwards before the pain covered his whole body burning, freezing and ripping his kimono and body. He fell from the air as the white blade shattered into pieces leaving a trail behind him as he crashed down into the snow below. Dante opened his eyes slightly having no feeling or control over his bloodied body covered in snow and ice. The hilt of the sword still grasped in his hand in front of him as he looked at what little remained of it. his eyes stopped glowing his attempt to shield himself using his wings had little effect as he recalled the last few seconds of battle. He drifted off into a dream as he lost consciousness. Back in the real world, the reiatsu spread out from his body creating a shock wave with everything near Dante freezing the rock he was sitting on vanished only a crater left in its place and him lying in it bloody and frozen almost completely covered in a frozen crystal. His skin was blue and dark mixed with the blood covering parts of him behind the ice.
  10. Dante Hirako

    Cell-2 Training Ground

    Dante felt his reiatsu stabilizing after he finished the drink and placed the cup onto the hard rock he was seated on. He bowed his head in thanks to Aurora as he watched her noticing a change in her reiatsu a more powerful feeling bubbling inside of her. He took comfort in the fact that her training was going well when blue and white reiatsu started flowing out from him disturbing the cup next to him as it swirled around his body violently. He stabilized the overflowing energy, focused on the task laid out before him when he closed his eyes once more. Returning to the soft snow covered inner world was now no longer a comfort or warmth to him this time. He walked forward drawing his zanpakuto from his side gripped tightly in his hand exposing the blade to the cold wind moving across from him. Yuki-Shi!!!! Show yourself!!!!...... He stood with his zanpakuto held in front of him, his reiatsu pushing outward moving the snow away from him in all directions. Ban-Kai!!!!!....Ame, TÅketsu Tengoku... Wings of ice slowly took form over his back, his blade extending and turning into a bright shining white as the snow he stood on. The strands of indigo hair turning white, the red glow fighting his normally blue eyes changing them to its glowing red form. The snow near him took flight outward with his reiatsu moving around him as if enraged. Back again after you left so quickly? The pale girl drifted closer towards him from the sky the snowflakes drifting up into the sky parted by her immense power. She landed gently in front of Dante their reiatsu colliding fighting for space. Dante looked Yuki-Shi dead in the eyes. You caught me off guard before. I won't let that be the case this time. Yuki-Shi giggled sticking her tongue out at Dante. Do you think anything will change this time? Yuki-Shi vanished from Dante's sight, he turned his blade to his side before he moved it over his back blocking her hand placed over the blade. She was drifting upside down behind him. I can see you. Dante slowly turns before flash stepping behind her swing his blade down towards her back. Yuki-Shi vanished again just before the edge of the blade made contact with her exposed back reappearing on the ground where Dante stood. Her voice changed as she began to speak, her dead eyes covered by a mask with black frozen blood running down her cheeks. I like the fire and determination coming from you Dante. I wonder though, Did you think that was my full speed? Yuki-Shi vanishes as Dante swings his blade back over his shoulder in front of him. The blade hit nothing but air as a small line of blood sprayed out from Dante's shoulder instantly freezing in the air with part of his shoulder. Dante quickly switches the sword to his other hand before the ice crawled down to his hand. He swung the sword hitting his frozen arm bloodstained ice falling from the kimono sleeve down to the snow below. Yuki-Shi drifted inches from the snow, Her smile was taunting, her face intimidating, staring up at Dante with a sword held in her small pale hand dragging in the snow below her. Do you still feel confident, reassured of your success in beating me. You might have gotten stronger my dear Dante but I have not just been hanging back looking on all this time. I won't let you have this power, you can try and try and try as you want, you're just not ready. Dante took hold of his sword in both hands glaring back at Yuki-Shi in silence. Words he knew had no effect on her only having her play more games and distracting him clouding his mind. He gathered more reiatsu into his feet flash stepping towards her as their blades clashed sparks of light lit up the darkness. Dante removed his hand from his sword while the other gripped it tightly, his palm glowed brightly as a cero shot out from it covering Yuki-Shi and blasting into the snow, melted snow and steam rushing past his face as he squinted his eyes. The debris soon cleared as no trace of Yuki-Shi remained, Dante remained on guard his glowing eyes scanning the surroundings in search of her. The darkness lit up when a beam flew towards him, he had just enough time to swing himself out of the way before it passed by him. He looked back at the direction the beam came from before he felt a cold chill instantly turning around a beam brushing his kimono sleeve. Dante dropped down to the snow and pushed his reiatsu out closing his eyes focused on the flow of reiatsu flowing through the snow on the ground and in the air. He determined Yuki-Shi's position and held his palm out in the direction she was firing lances of ice out in a circle. The sound of it hitting its target made him rush towards it at speed but arriving there he found nothing. He focused once more he had multiple traces around him. Dante............. came from behind him. Dante..........Now in front........Dante.......above him this time...... You cant hope to track me like that. I know all your techniques and all your weaknesses. Dante opened his eyes waiting for the next attack to come from any direction. A sudden touch on his back made him move forward, ice slowly spreading from it. Dante turned in haste, a kick hitting him in the stomach he managed to block it just in time only moving a few feet back using all his strength to stop. Yuki-Shi was slightly surprised at Dante being able to stop the full force kick, he swung his sword in her direction as ice parted from the blade flying off it towards her at speed. She swings her self round in the air but some of the ice still managed to hit her in on the leg. She lost the grin on her face looking visibly angry at Dante. You're really making me angry now Dante. I'm done playing games. Stop this childish tantrum and give up on this. I won't hold back anymore if you continue. To be continued
  11. Dante Hirako

    Cell-2 Training Ground

    Dante grips at his sword placed within his hands looking slightly up at Aurora her feelings made it known through her wildly fluctuating reiatsu. Dante remained seated the wind moving between them as his eyes met her's and smiled brightly to reassure her of him having returned to his normal self before he softly spoke to her. I need to return...... I have unfinished business waiting for me. Renewed sparks of light, reflecting his determination lit up the gentle blue of his wide open eyes.
  12. Dante Hirako

    Cell-2 Training Ground

    Dante snapped back with Aurora shaking him back to reality and opened his eyes taking a big breath and moving his arm up to his face wiping the blood from his mouth. A look of shock filled his eyes the memories of what took place was still fresh in his mind as he took hold of his shoulder the wound felt so real but was not there. The pain he felt was as real as it gets though. He looks towards Aurora as the memories replay in his mind. Thank You, I was a bit surprised...
  13. Dante Hirako

    Cell-2 Training Ground

    Dante sat in a meditative manner facing Aurora and cleared his mind of all thought. He focused on the blade held within his grasp and opened his mind. He now stood in the cold snow covered inner world as snow covered everything in its wake. The freezing wind touched his open face covered by his long white scarf stretching down his back. He felt at home in these conditions having endured it on long trips of training deep within the mountains he secluded himself on when training. The feeling of warmth was interrupted as the pale girl made herself know to him walking in the snow towards him with a grin on display drawing attention to her face. The paleness of her skin akin to those left frozen fighting to keep themselves alive but inevitably giving in to there situation and having there life force frozen in place. Dante was so lost in thought observing her she managed to close the distance and now stood face to face with him. He found it strange that she did not say a word or giggled as he was growing accustomed to since she took over a part of his soul and absorbed TÅketsu Tengoku merging with him. He noticed her dead looking eyes filled with hate and despair but also lusting for more power to send chills down his spine like never before. She walked around him slowly as the long cloths on her forearms moved behind her the only indication she was still moving before she stopped in front of him again and looked deeply in his eyes once more. So are you not going to say anything? she giggled finally. I was expecting some sort of reaction but here you stand as if the cat got your tongue. Yuki-Shi...I know you know why I am here. My dear Dante. I know everything there is to know about you. But a girl still needs to hear the words uttered. I might be the one in submission, although certainly, we can have a decent conversation could we not? The freezing cold swirled around her and even made him with his resistance to it feel its cold touch. He stood firm a serious look still on his face as he stared back at her. I know you are hiding more from me and I think its about time. I'm not interested in playing games, I don't have the time to just sit around idly. She giggled again as she turned around as if she was hiding her face from him. My dear Dante, you are not ready to have this power yet. Even I had difficulty controlling TÅketsu Tengoku. He is a lot like you in his obvious attempts to try and force himself through any obstacle he might encounter. I must say having you two around with your constant problematic emotion and rage is really invigorating. I wonder what those close to you would be like if they had to see the real you hiding behind that soft and gentle smile you use so often. Even now just looking at you it burns my desire to have you unleash that part of you. I have no desire in becoming your plaything Yuki-Shi. Stop playing with me. Dante, Dante, Dante. She said in a calm condescending tone of voice. You really want to just force your way through. She giggled this time almost shaking trying to keep her composure. This power comes with a risk, one you might not be able to overcome so easily as before. Especially if the risk to those near you is the same as your own. Your silly attachment to others you hold dear is your worst enemy in attaining your full potential. I don't care what you say. I believe power can still be wielded without abandoning one's care for others. Yuki-Shi turned around and reached out to Dante's cheek touching it slightly. The touch of her palm on his face burned, the cold of it freezing him almost to his core in that instant as he stepped away from her touch rubbing at his cheek. He was shocked his eyes wide as he looked at Yuki-Shi still standing her hand remaining in the air where his face was before. You see what your power truly is Dante. No matter how hard you fight or how much power you gain it will always force those close to you away. Do you still want to proceed having seen it for yourself? This will change you, you might not like the person you become after gaining this power for your own. Did you think my appearance to you here in this world was the real me? You are wrong, I was affected by TÅketsu Tengoku my appearance only this way because he is now inside me. Dante looked on, still in shock at the revelation of Yuki-Shi's words now entering his thoughts. He regained his composure and stepped forward, his cheek once more placed on the palm of her hand. The cold quickly filled his body draining life and color from his face and hands the rest hidden under his kimono. He always took pride in the fact that he loved the cold weather and the cold itself his resistance to it, but this was something more. He wanted to scream out in pain, gritting his teeth and narrowing his eyes. He had known this feeling before having found himself loosing color after using Bankai and using his hollow powers thinking it was her power. This was much more intense than that, he knew that for sure and then he through the pain hardly able to think it dawned on him. She was restraining this power, holding him back from it, he knew fighting was no longer a possibility if he had felt like this during his fights. And this no less from only a mere touch on the cheek. You surprise me, Dante. Willing to just jump on back and risk yourself buckling under this power. You really are a fool..... Yuki-Shi raised her leg from the snow before kicking Dante sending him sliding in the snow. He curled up into a ball as the pain of the cold he felt from her palm combined with the pain from her kick. He laid in the snow feeling as if every bone in his body shattered to pieces, he gasped for air trying to catch a breath with his eyes closed and blood dripping down on the snow from his mouth. This unbearable pain was something he had never experienced before even though the torture he had received. His body twitching involuntarily in the snow. Yuki-Shi appeared next to him looking down at him as he opened his eyes still curled on the snow before she kicking him in the face, he tried to block the attack but his reactions were so slow he could not manage it in time. He slid over the snow slowly digging into it as he moved over it. He held on to his face and stomach screaming out in pain. Yuki-Shi appeared before him again still looking down with her cold dead eyes locked on him. You come here demanding power from me...You defy logic and keep pushing further even though I tell you not to. Do you see now what consequences your actions have? Do you feel it as you lay there in pain unable to move Dante? Dante removed his hand from his face barely able to see out of one eye the other now closed his face bruised and cut from the kick he received. He looked Yuki-Shi in her eyes trying to get words out of his bleeding mouth. You..... will teach...Me!!!!!!!!....... Yuki-Shi seemed even more angered by his words as a spear of ice took form in her hand extending into the snow. She lifted it up the edge pointed at Dante's face. You still defy me. You seem to not comprehend anything I say or do. This should open up your mind to my warnings then. She thrust the spear of ice down piercing right through Dante's shoulder into the ice under him. Blood streamed from the wound mixing with snow turning it red with him struggling, screaming out and clenching the ice spear with his hand. Yuki-Shi bent down and took hold of his kimono just under his neck lifting him from the snow up into the air above her face. Blood from Dante's forward hanging face dropping onto her cheeks freezing solidly as she turned her head looking out into the world noticing it grew darker and distant. You are close to death my dear Dante. I can see it slowly closing in on you. What a strange feeling knowing each breath you take could be your last. You're hopelessly clinging to life is admirable Dante. You must be surprised by my actions thus far, not even giving you a chance to draw your Zanpakuto in defense against me. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Dante raised his head slowly reaching out towards Yuki-Shi when she moved her hand across her chest now covered in ice cutting Dante's arm in a single instant as it dropped to his side motionless and partially frozen. Back in the training ground Dante remained seated with his eyes closed and a pained expression upon his face his reiatsu leaking out wildly and uncontrolled from him, blood was now running from his closed mouth down his jaw and neck merging with his black kimono staining it.
  14. Dante Hirako

    Cell-2 Training Ground

    Dante walked onto the training ground the afternoon sun slightly covered by the clouds as if embracing it. He looked to his side at Aurora walking confidently at his side as they made there way back to the rock Dante liked to sit on. Once they arrived at it he took a slight jump and sat in a comfortable meditative state upon the huge rock. He beckoned to Aurora to take a seat before he started his lecture. Aurora, this part of your training requires you to make contact with your spirit in order to receive training specific to you. Draw your zanpakuto and place it down on your lap and hold placed in your hands at both ends and considerate. Make you spirit learn you new techniques and listen carefully to its instruction. I know you are ready for it now. Dante looked forward and slowly closed his eyes as they sat in silence only the wind moving over the grass and their hair as if gently embracing them with its will to move them forwards with their training.
  15. Dante Hirako

    Cell-2 Spa

    Dante Waited for Aurora. She finally revealed herself looking much better with her wounds healed and reiatsu now restored. The silently walked next to each other making there way back to the training grounds to continue there training. Back to training grounds page 11