Shunsui: I’m fine Kurosaki san, I just had to play dead for a little while for our ploy to work.
Jousiro: Aizen sure planned it well, whatever else you say about him his genius has few equals.
Shunsui stares at the energy from the explosion still spreading out, his face all serious and thoughtful.
Shunsui: Aye, and his skill. I never thought I'd ever again see someone that could control Sekei no dibaida.
Shunsui: I wonder what you could have said to him Ichigo kun to make him risk and sacrifice so much.
Ichigo looks down towards the ground. Amongst all the devastation and rubble his gaze rests on the battered body of Aizen.
Ichigo: ...He’s still alive, if barely. He would have been aware that Inoue would be able to heal his arm and any injuries if he survived.
Joushiro: Ichigo, I think you’re mistaking what Kyoraku means.
Jousiro: The Hado’s 90 and above are all forbidden due to the danger they pose either to the user or to others. Essentially they are considered too dangerous to be used under any circumstance and so forbidden.
Shunsui: Hado 97 is one of the most dangerous because of the risk it poses to both the user AND to everyone else.
Jousiro: It’s called the *Divider of worlds* because it doesn’t simply destroy anything it touches, it completely removes it from existence.
Joushiro: and the force it requires to be controlled is...immense…most would end up going out of control destroying everything until it completely obliterated them.
Shunsui: You misunderstood my meaning of sacrifice too Ichigo san, I was not just referring to his arm. This Hado requires a sacrifice to be used… or more accurately it converts the sacrifice and uses it to compound it's power.
Shunsui: The sacrifice it requires is a part of your soul.
Shunsui: it curses a part of your soul, in this case it would be the amount that forms up his arm… I do not doubt that Inoue san may be able to regenerate his arm, but I’m afraid that that part of his soul that has been cursed is gone forever... He will forever have to bear the pain of his soul being torn apart
Joushiro:… and his health and stamina will never be the same too.
Bach: I SEE!!!
The loud voice carries over the noise of the still crumbling palace. They all turn their head to see Bach watching and listening to them from afar. His arm is still bloodied but he seems to have avoided the blast completely and even though he has been injured he grins widely.
Bach: Even though I knew of that Hado I never knew it carried such risks, though I suppose that was due to my tutelage being cut short when I was with Shikeguni Yamamoto.
He meets Ichigo’s eyes, his grin turning hard and eyes menacing.
Bach: So what do you think you can accomplish now Kurosaki Ichigo, has your early release been worthy of the price that’s had to be paid.
Ichigo stares at him, his gaze still expressionless. He speaks softly
Ichigo: Kyoraku san, Ukitake san, please stay back and cover me
Jousiro: but kuro-
Ichigo speeds straight towards Bach, his sword raised in a striking motion.
Bach: (it doesn’t matter if your power increases tenfold Kurosaki Ichigo, you still remain a child easily led).
Ichigo disappears less than 20 feet away from Bach and appears about the same distance away diagonally behind him.
A blazing arc of black flames is released from Ichigo’s blade, heading towards Bach, as he slashes down. As it explodes the whole area around them is covered by white smoke. Ichigo tries to peer through the smoke to see what remains of Bach as he does he wipes face as the smoke stings his skin. A look of surprise crosses his face and he glances at his hand as he pulls it away.
Ichigo: This isn’t smoke. Its mist?!
Bach: ha ha, did you really think that it would be that easy Kurosaki Ichigo?!
As the mist clears Ichigo sees Bach standing perfectly relaxed smiling whilst in front of him, in her released form, with her blade drawn stands Tier Harribel.