Returning War Part 1
Chapter 1 The Soul Reapers Gather! Senken's War Begins
Having defeated his Espadas, Senken once again appeared before the invading forces from the Soul Society explaining his true intentions to them; it was revealed Senken intends to destroy Karakura Town to create the Ōken and ultimately absorb the Spirit King's power into his being, upon trapping Karin, Ichigo's friends and the Soul Society's invading forces within Hueco Mundo he escaped to the Human World and found himself confronted by the remaining Captains and Lieutenants of the 13 Court Guard Squads who replaced the entire town by means of Tenkai Kecchu. Senken was not fazed by this however and summoned forth his top three espada to the battlefield causing an all out war to commence. Meanwhile back in New Las Noches, Karin charged towards Senken's main throne room to face her last and final opponent within Hueco Mundo: Espada #4 Oscuridad Riesgo.
(Kagamino City, 22km East of Karakura Town, Time: 3:00 pm)
"YAAAAAAAGH!!" howled a large group of hollows tramping through Kagamino.
"Scream, Benehime" said Kisuke in a calm tone sending strong, concussive and destructive crimson-colored energy blasts at the hollows wiping out two of them.
"Yaaa!" howled the rest of the hollows turning their heads towards the area of the blasts' trajectory.
"Well, well, well what do we have here!? It looks like a couple of hollows that don't know how to behave," said Kisuke approaching the hollows; smiling underneath his hat with Benehime in hand.
"Honestly Kisuke you never wait for us; what was the reason for us to come all the way here anyway?" asked Keigo as he approached with Mizuiro and Tatsuki with vacuum packs strapped to all three of them.
"I believe he said we had to come here to gather samples for a secondary formula he was making" said Tatsuki as she turned on her vacuum pack, sucking the life force out of the hollows, killing them.
"Yes, actually I've completed its base I just need to apply a drop of hollow essence to finish it" said Kisuke holding up a vial of the serum in question.
"I do believe we were also saved from being left out of this conflict by coming here as well" said Mizuiro
Uh what the hell is this spiritual pressure!?" asked Keigo in a panic as Kisuke and the others suddenly became overwhelmed by a dark spiritual pressure.
"Well it appears Senken has finally reappeared" said Kisuke looking up from under his hat, seeing the remainder of the hollows disappearing under the weight of Senken's spiritual pressure.
"That bastard" said Keigo grinding his teeth.
"Come on I gotta finish this serum so we can put an end to this" said Kisuke walking away.
"Right" said Keigo, Mizuiro and Tatsuki in unison following Kisuke.
(During the same Time Period: 70m Above the Replica Karakura Town)
Senken walked out onto the battlefield as his garganta closed behind him.
"Damn this guy's spiritual pressure is just as frightening as ever before" said Ōmaeda in a fearful tone.
"If you're scared then why don't you leave like the coward you are" said Soi Fon in a blunt tone.
"So I guess we'll be going after the others before facing Senken, am I right?" asked Tetsuzaemon
"That's right but of course that still doesn't mean we'll be victorious, as we learned in our encounter five months ago Senken is not even a normal soul he's just a mass of energy given a physical being by the power of the hogyoku so for now the only thing we can do is defeat the arrancars that he's amassed" explained Sajin.
"I'm feeling a little nostalgic Jushiro so which one do you think is number one?" asked Shunsui.
"Don't know but luckily whatever happens we have new allies to help us" said Jushiro turning to Rukia and Kenrichi.
"What's most disconcerting is that Senken was never one to simply sit back and watch he could jump in and strike us down whenever he feels like it" said Toshiro.
"Your right and the fact we can't physically hurt him is even more of a disadvantage" said Rangiku.
"Alright everyone you should stand back" said Yamamoto stepping forward as his staff transformed into his zanpakuto.
"Oh boy here we go" said Rukia.
"All things in the universe turn to ashes, Ryūjin Jakka" said Yamamoto releasing an inferno from his zanpakuto.
"This never gets old Jushiro" said Shunsui as the two Captains ducked down to avoid the flames.
"Not again!!" shouted Ōmaeda in fear as the inferno soon began to encircle Senken.
"Jōkaku Enjō, there we go this wall of flame will hopefully keep him occupied long enough for us to get to work so show them no mercy" said Yamamoto sheathing his sword.
"The Head Captain really took action fast" said Jushiro with a dumbfounded look.
"Not surprised considering Senken's nasty little regeneration ability" said Shunsui under his hat.
"Now then you know what to do" said Yamamo turning towards Rukia, Kenrichi, Izuru, Shūhei, Ikkaku and Yumichika.
"Right" said the group of soul reapers in unison as they disappeared from the battlefield using flash step.
"Hm honestly the Head Captain still seriously underestimates my abilities, I could escape from this heater with a single snap of my fingers but for now I think I'll just sit back and enjoy the show" said Senken smiling from within the inferno.
(During the same Time Period: New Las Noches Main Throne Room)
"Hm this girl has been quite intriguing really she defeated Caparazon with her raw power alone and she figured out my power while fighting me, I can see why Lord Senken values her and her brother so much, it's too bad I have to kill her" thought Oscuridad placing his hand on his sword's hilt and closed his eyes, thinking back.
"It's good to see you again Karin Kurosaki" said a familiar, dark and emotionless voice from behind Karin.
"Oscuridad Riesgo" said Karin in a calm anger as she turned her head to face the fourth espada.
"You remembered my name despite our short meeting, I'm truly honored" said Oscuridad slowly making his way down the steps.
"Cut the crap and tell me what you want" said Karin unsheathing her sword.
"I don't want anything from you I simply wish to prevent you from going any further than you have now" said Oscuridad as he disappeared into a void then reappeared behind Karin thrust his arm towards her.
"Nice try!" said Karin blocking the arm thrust with her sword.
"How did she?" thought Oscuridad as he backed away.
"You're probably wondering how I blocked your hand from carving me up like a turkey am I correct?" asked Karin.
"Somewhat but then again one should never confuse talent with luck girl" said Oscuridad regaining his emotionless composure.
"I can guarantee you it isn't luck, your fighting style is actually similar to an espada that my brother previously defeated I believe his name was Ulquiorra Cifer if I'm not mistaken" said Karin placing her hand on her blade.
"I guarantee you despite the difference in our hollow class I'm just as dangerous as that fool Ulquiorra" said Oscuridad disappearing with sonido.
"Raze the Thunderous Skies Ryuhime!!" said Karin releasing her zanpakuto.
"I gotta go" said Karin in her mind trying to leave only to have her way blocked by Oscuridad.
"And where do you think you're going?" asked Oscuridad in a cold tone.
"I'm going to rescue my friend so move aside Oscuridad I'll deal with you later" said Karin pointing her naginata at the fourth espada.
"Why is it so hard for you humans to except the inevitable consequences of your actions, the girl is going to die so let it be so" said Oscuridad in his usual emotionless tone.
"You're just like your predecessor, arrogant and unfamiliar to the emotions of others, even if Momo is dead I refuse to leave her body in a place like this but if there's the small chance that she's alive I'll keep on fighting to ensure we both make it out of here so take this Tenrai Ryukaze!!" yelled Karin sending the blast wave of wind at Oscuridad.
"So useless" said Oscuridad sending Karin's attack into a dimensional portal.
"Take this Oscuridad!!" yelled Karin appearing behind the arrancar and sending a second blast at him.
"Damn it!!" said Oscuridad in a slightly irritated tone as he became engulfed by the windblast.
"Come on Nel we're getting out of here" said Karin going to the corner Nel was hiding in.
"Right" said Nel climbing onto Karin's back as the duo escaped under cover of smoke using Karin's flash step.
"Well it appears they escaped but no matter, I've fulfilled my orders" said Oscuridad walking out of the chaotic mess and leaving.
(Present day: New Las Noches Main Throne Room)
"And when I heard of Caparazon's defeat I was rather amazed an espada lost to a human" thought Oscuridad thinking back again.
"Agua Pinza!!" yelled Caparazon opening up his claw, sending the highly pressurized water stream at Karin.
"Nice try" said Karin dodging using flash step, appearing behind the espada and jabbed the scythe blades into his back.
"Time to fly!!" yelled Caparazon grabbing onto the hilt of the double-bladed scythe, pulled it out of his back and sent it and Karin flying.
"Not done yet!!" yelled Karin charging again.
"Why won't you just give up?!" yelled Caparazon pushing forward.
"Because I have a reason to live!!" yelled Karin freeing her sword and began coming down on Caparazon again.
"Eat this, Agua Cero!!" yelled Caparazon firing his water based cero from his pincer-like head.
"Tenrai Ryukaze: Torune-do!!" said Karin matching the cero with her tornado attack.
"You're damn attacks are really making me mad!!" yelled Caparazon as he appeared behind Karin.
"Huh!" said Karin turning her head.
"Agua Bala!" said Caparazon hitting Karin at close range.
"Damn it!" yelled Karin flying straight into another pillar
"Time to die Agua Pinza!!" yelled Caparazon sending a pressurized stream of water at Karin from his claw.
"Tenrai Ryukaze!!" yelled Karin trying to lighten the power of the water shot.
"Nice try" said Caparazon as he witnessed a sudden explosion.
"Bakudō #9 Geki" said Karin binding Caparazon while charging through the smoke.
"Do you think you can stop me with a low level Kidō!!" yelled Caparazon nearly breaking free.
"Wasn't meant to stop you!!" said Karin swinging her naginata's blade at Caparazon's head.
"It's close" said Caparazon nearly escaping.
"Where are you now?" thought Karin.
"Behind you bitch!!" yelled Caparazon as he smashed his claws down on Karin causing her to plummet to the ground.
"Dammit" said Karin trying to get up.
"Agua Bala!!" yelled Caparazon continuously sending his bala blasts down on Karin.
"Got to escape" thought Karin enduring the pain.
"You know I've got to commend you you've finally understood what it means to be ruthless in battle but did you honestly think this battle would be another duel between honorable warriors? Because if you did then you're more naive than I thought you were, hollows may take on humanoid forms when becoming arrancars but there is still a deep division between us and you soul reapers and it all amounts to one single word: INSTINCT when we hollows are born we inherit the instinct to devour humans and soul reapers by any means necessary, it's the same with this battle by the time this conflict is over one of us will be devoured it's been like that for thousands of years!!" yelled Caparazon continuing his Agua Bala barrage.
"Tell me girl what's your purpose for being here? I mean really I find it hard to believe you're here simply to complete a suicide mission given to you by the Soul Society!!" growled Caparazon pushing forward.
"You're right maybe I did rush in here blindly not knowing what I was getting myself into and while I may not know why the Soul Society gave me this mission I do know one thing, I'm going to defeat you all!!" declared Karin as she pushed Caparazon back.
"Then prove it!!" yelled Caparazon charging at Karin again.
"Tell me Caparazon what's you're reason for fighting?" asked Karin trying to gain ground over the espada.
"My reason for fighting is to wipe out all opposition and prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am the most powerful being that ever lived!!" shouted Caparazon as he began thrusting his claws at Karin.
"Well then I hate to disappoint you but you're not the most powerful in fact no one is that's why there's a limit as to how powerful a person can become" said Karin deflecting Caparazon's claws.
"That's a pretty bold statement so take this!!" yelled Caparazon as he started sending whiplashes of water at Karin.
"It may be bold but I'm going to make it true so I'm going to defeat you!! And then I'll defeat Oscuridad!! I'm going to defeat Senken and put an end to this stupid war!! Then I'm taking Momo, And Chad, And Uryu, Renji as well, I'm taking them all home with me safely and no one is going to stand in my way including yourself Caparazon!!" yelled Karin dodging the whiplashes of water then stabbed Caparazon with one of the ends of her scythe.
"Damn you bitch" said Caparazon succumbing to the scythe woundand began to fall to the ground but not before Karin caught him and lowered the espada down safely.
(Outside The Main Throne Room's Tower)
"Huh" said Karin as she found herself surrounded by Captain Craneo and his Exequias.
"All intruders must be dispatched" said Captain Craneo as he drew his sword.
"So you guys wanna get in my way huh fine then" said Karin drawing her katana as she saw Craneo coming towards her.
"I am Craneo, the Captain of the Exeqias and I'm here to kill you" said Craneo pushing Karin back.
"Damn you!!" yelled Karin kicking him back.
"Your life belongs to me so do not have too many delusions about advancing" said Craneo.
"Sorry buddy but I'm going to have to disagree with you" said Karin.
"Then lets begin" said Craneo as his Exequias attacked.
One by one Karin tried to cut the Exequias down but with little success.
"Damn this is getting me no where, huh" said Karin as she saw Zabimaru take a swipe at a group of the Exequias.
"Hahahaha ya do ya want some more ya bastards!" said Renji continuing his assault.
"Renji your alive" said Karin in relief.
"You don't think I'd die that easily do you" said Renji smiling.
"El Directo!!" yelled Chad firing an energy blast at the Exequias.
"Chad thank god" said Karin.
"No one takes me out that easily" said Chad giving Karin the thumbs up.
"That's still not cool Chad" said Karin with a sweat drop.
"Your all idiots" said Craneo charging at Karin from behind.
"Tobiume!!" yelled Momo firing a fireball at Craneo, hitting him.
"AAAAGH!!" yelled Craneo pummeling to the ground upon impact.
"Momo your alive" said Karin.
"No time for that now Karin you're after one of the espada right? Then go" said Momo.
"Right, thank you my friend" said Karin leaving for the entrance.
"Now for you" said Momo as she saw Craneo coming at her.
"Did you think a feeble little fire blast like that would harm me? You're still seriously outclassed" said Craneo pushing forward.
"Don't test me arrancar!!" said Momo standing her ground.
(Present day: New Las Noches Main Throne Room)
"So you've finally arrived, Karin Kurosaki" said Oscuridad turning his head back seeing Karin smash through the floor of the throne room.