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Chaos. That was all that could be said about the scene that was unfolding. It seemed as if the 13th Division was a buzz with people everywhere. Screams here and there. Everyone was busy with a task at hand. Of course they would be. No Captain and now, their very own Lieutenant has been killed by the unknown. Everyone was on edge. No one knew what to do. There was no sign of order within the walls and that was expected.
There are Shinigami everywhere, some coming and going from the world of the living. Some coming and going from other parts of the Gotei Thirteen. And on top of that, Nana, their sole authoritative figure was nowhere in sight. Not back from wherever she had gone. There was no guidance. No order. Everyone’s attention is directed elsewhere.
No one would have noticed anything strange. Anyone hiding in their mist.
Even without the buzz of the chaos, the people of Thirteen would have had a hard time sensing the intruder in their presence. They wouldn’t even know she was there.
Himari moved with ease, a well timed Shunpo guiding her from one place to the other. Every step was soft and silent, as if she were a ghost. She quickly moved from one place to the next, using her Reiatsu Chikaku to help stay away from unwanted eyes, maneuvering to places with the least amount of personnel to further avoid being detected.
Some would say her being here without orders was overstepping. But to Himari, it was her duty as a second division officer. She was tired of waiting. She was tired of being scared. If she were going to know anything, she was going to have to find it on her own. With her Captain gone with the games, and her distaste of the others in her Division, she had no one else to report to anyways.
It was now or never.
Himari allowed her eyes to scan the corridors, not having been in this Barracks before. On one hand, filled her with excitement being somewhere that wasn't the Second Division Barracks. And on the other, she was in search of something. Offices? A crowd of people chatting. She had to be around people who would know intel. Who would talk.
As she continued roaming, she sensed a group of people in one room behind a closed door. This had to be it. She slowly made her way to a window where she’d be able to hear and see clearly. She could see the men and women speaking hastily in the room clearly. Hear them even. But they would have no idea she was even there.
“I can’t believe Lieutenant Katsuo was killed in Katakura town.” Said a man, his voice sounding shocked.
“Yea the whole squad was wiped out too, and Saiko is missing…Katsuo was one to be able to fight hollows. This couldn’t have been a regular Hollow attack, right? With all that has been going on within Katakura town…”
So there has been unexplainable happenings happening in Katakura town. This was the first time Himari had even heard of this, not really having the world of the living as her direct focus. And not to mention, a whole team of highly trained officers all dying at once, along with their Lieutenant and another one missing? There was something else going on, but what? Who killed them? There was no way it was just a Hollow, Katsuo has faced more than just a normal Hollow.
It had to be something else. Something so powerful that it kills a Lieutenant and wipe out the rest of their team.
Hearing this filled Himari with unease, not knowing what was to come. So much was going on behind the scenes, and it seemed that the members of Squad 13 weren’t going to be of any other help. She felt sorry for them. She truly did. But, she wished that they knew more. About the random happenings of the World of The Living.. About what killed them.
They knew nothing.
Himari’s body was filled with rage. Rage that whatever killed Katsuo was still out there. Katsuo, who so, of course, was viewed as a good friend. But also someone whom she wanted to prove herself to. To get her revenge on. He was gone before she even had the chance. And everyone didn’t know about it. Everyone was blind about the happenings of the world of the living, but Himari wasn’t. Soon, she would find out more. She was just going to have to find the right place to find it.
But more talking stopped her from leaving.
“Do you think all of this is connected to the random souls vanishing in the world of the living?” A woman spoke.
This peeped Himari’s interest. She moved a little closer to keep
“Possibly, it could also all be tied with the growth of the readings of powerful arrancar in the area?” Said another.
Arrancar? Himari knew of arrancar from her time in the Academy learning of the Arrancar during Aizen’s betrayal, but have there been recent readings?Did people know of this? And of all things, powerful? Arrancar are already powerful. She knew that. But they could be even more powerful? That was something big and Himari thought everyone should know this information. And they way things are going…she had a feeling nobody really knew. And that had to change. This was vital information and not just 13 should know of this.
“I’m sure Nana will be headed there. She will figure everything out…she is one of our only hopes.”
Himari couldn’t imagine what this would be like. To have no Captain, no Lieutenant. All they had was this Nana person who was possibly a 3rd seat. She had to have been good enough, with them having hope for her truly showed she had to have been worthy.
Or so Himari hoped. For their sake.