With the retrieval squad dispatched, Nibui's focus was entirely upon Hiroka. The Lieutenant had other things to say but for the moment, the information Hiroka has is of far greater importance.
"My time there was brief so I’m ignorant of exactly what had sparked the situation."
A nod of acknowledgement replies to the Fourth seat's statement. Nibui was not expecting a perfect breakdown of the situation, after all, Hiroka was also a participant of the games. It is truly a shame that neither Shiro nor Shoumetsu were available to give their knowledge on the event. As Hiroka's mismatched eyes lock upon Nibui's, the Lieutenant returns the same gaze.
"That being said. The Hollow that they were engaged with certainly exuded the power that could contest those who had been dispatched. He did not seem to sustain any noticeable injuries and barely looked as if the efforts of our forces had even made him sweat. At the time of my arrival there was only one officer still in engagement, Lieutenant Hyouzoku. I was surprised to see that he was capable of Vasto-level hollowfication."
A Hollow that could match the might that had been dispatched? A single Hollow? Confusion bubbled to the surface of the Lieutenant's expression, there was no doubt that this Hollow is evolved, an Arrancar more than likely one of their elite, an Espada but still… For multiple high seated officers to be eviscerated and with such supposed ease, it seems that the Gotei Thirteen is truly in a poor state. Then the rest of the report clicked for him, he had almost ignored the information about his fellow Lieutenant, Shizuka Hyouzoku. The existence of the three known Vizard is no secret, but if the Lieutenant has been hiding the fact that he is a Vizard, then he is bound for a fate unlike the other three. He remains attentive, focused entirely on the Fourth seat as he continues.
"I prioritized retrieving Third Seat Takahiro rather than jumping into that exchange. While doing so, Lieutenant Hyouzoku had been consumed by his hollowification and lost any regard for collateral damages while combating the Arrancar. I left soon after that point."
Even with the unfortunate circumstances that he was being told about, the Lieutenant couldn’t help but feel some relief due to Hiroka’s actions. The Fourth seat’s actions were most certainly admirable, even if vengeance calls for retaliation, the man chose instead to rescue who he could. His thoughts were clear and unburdened by the stigma that plagues this division. Unfortunately, the news about Lieutenant Hyouzoku was definitely a shame. Nibui has no clue what it is like to fight hollowfication, very few know, he can only imagine that it is a terrifying experience.
"As for your concerns of my own wellbeing. Understood."
“First I want to say, you have my thanks for saving Shoumetsu, I understand the two of you are good friends and it might have been difficult to resist the urge to get your vengeance there and then. You did the best thing you could have.”
His thanks and commendations for Hiroka’s actions are as real as anything else the Lieutenant has said or expressed. In that same vein, he trusts the Fourth for what is to come. There are few that Nibui would entrust with a task as dangerous as this one seems. It is not worth risking the endangerment and possible death of division members who simply cannot contribute to the effort. False bravado brings nothing but loss and grief.
“We’ll be going to the Naruki, if Lieutenant Hyouzoku hasn’t managed to regain his senses, we either incapacitate him and if that proves to be too difficult to do in a non-lethal manner, then we only have one choice. We kill him there and then. I’ll send a message to the Head Lieutenant and request permission to release the Gentei Reīn immediately. I’m certain they’re aware of what’s happening to a similar degree. Let’s go, Hiroka.”
With both hands planted to the table before him, he pushes himself to his feet and takes a hold of Jubokko, now making his way towards the door and eventually towards Tenth division’s barracks, in the meanwhile, his hand reaches for his Denreishinki and begins to write that very message he mentioned.
“Head Lieutenant Fuyuko, I’m sure you know what's happening in Naruki at the moment. Myself and Fourth seat Hiroka Ikari are making our way there to deal with the threat as best we can. I’m requesting permission for an immediate release of the Gentei Reīn on our arrival, any moment wasted is another possible death.”
The message is as to the point as possible, he hopes that Fuyuko acknowledges the message as soon as possible. What he said is true, while he believes the two of them can hold their own for a while even under the restraints of the Gentei Reīn, actual defeat of the hollowfied Lieutenant will prove difficult under such a severe lock. As blurs moving amongst the roof tops, they make their way to the Senkaimon. There are only hopes that run through his head at the moment. He hopes that they will arrive promptly, not too late for any catastrophic damage. He hopes that they can subdue the Lieutenant and not be forced to take his life. There is a certainty in his mind though, the threat will be dealt with.