Jaques grinned as he looked at Ryutora, while his opponent held that large sword in one hand. Jaques glanced from the golden blade to his own bladed shield. His grin grew as he stood up straight, ‘so what’s the plan; you gonna swing that large blade of yours against my shield?’ Ryutora shook his head, took his sword in both hands, tilting it over sideways, ‘not really. I’m planning of swinging it right through you.’ Jaques grinned and began to laugh.
but as he outed a laugh twice, Ryutora had vanished and dashed forward, blowing the water below him away in two waves. Jaques prepared his shield, but was too late. Ryutora had passed him by and sliced through him, right under his ribs. Than the force of the swing and the speed with which Ryutora had moved caught up to him. Jaques’ wound burst open and was blown backwards. Ryutora, who stood ten meter behind him, stabbed his blade backwards, piercing right through Jaques’ abdomen. Jaques screamed in pain, flash stepped away and turned around. His wounds healed in mere seconds, but the stinging pain of the slash and the stab remained and the blood stains on those spots remained as well.
Jaques roared in anger and flash stepped over to Ryutora and started swinging his shield at him, aiming to hit and cut him with the blades up front and stab him with the blade on the end. Ryutora blocked his weapon attacks by tapping them away with his own massive sword. Jaques then stepped in close, thrusting his shield forward. Ryutora sidestepped the attack. Jaques followed up with a knee kick. Ryutora replied with one of his own, blocking his attack with equal force. And as Jaques punched his left claw forward, Ryutora grabbed it with his left hand.
Jaques grinned, opened his mouth, charging a hell cero, aiming it right at Ryutora. The latter closed his eyes, looked up at his opponent, before unleashing a massive surge of spirit energy, blowing Jaques backwards. The hell cero was launched high into the sky, where it exploded, painting the sky red with purple. As Jaques landed, twenty five meter away from Ryutora, he noticed he felt heavier. Ryutora came walking to him, calmly. Jaques frowned and wished to run forward, to tear that face to bits. However he only managed a slow walk. Something was weighing him down.
Jaques thrust his weapon forward again, shooting out a blast of spirit energy. Ryutora replied by swinging his own sword, clashing with the incoming attack, before swinging his blade around him, directing Jaques’ attack away from him, sending it flying over the sea, where it hit far away and exploded, causing a tidal wave to come toward the shore.
Jaques didn’t understand why he felt so heavy, nor why he was moving so slow. It was not like Ryutora’s power was that much greater that it weighed him down. Yes, true; Ryutora’s power was greater than his own, even now! But not by that much. At this point he only stood one amount of captain class spirit energy higher than him on a spiritual level.
Ryutora smiled, ‘wondering why you’re starting to slow down? In that case I suggest; look at your feet.’ Jaques frowned, ‘only to be attacked by you again? no thanks!’ Ryutora placed his blade on his shoulder, ‘then I’ll stand her just like this, close my eyes and wait for you to realize what’s happening.’ He closed his eyes as he finished talking. Jaques frowned, than quickly looked at his feet and noticed rocks were clinging to his feet and ankles. The ground around him was breaking open and dust was coming to cling to his body, as if it was attracted to him. as he raised his left leg, the ground broke open more and rocks and dust followed his leg, while other rocks and more dust started to cling to his other feet. And just lifting up his leg was heavy.
he looked at Ryutora, who still stood there with his eyes closed. His Zanpaktou, it resembled the solar system! Planets had gravity. Jaques growled, ‘so, you can affect your target with gravity!’ Ryutora opened his eyes, ‘indeed. When you step within the range of my and Fuhen-Teki Jittai’s range of spirit energy, we can make you the center point of gravity, increase gravity on you, or lessen it. at this point you’re the point of gravity, drawing you strongly to what you’re connected to.’
Jaques grinned, ‘interesting! Thanks for telling me!’ Jaques jumped off the ground, took his stance in the sky and let out a burst of spirit energy, blowing the rocks of his body. Right away he felt lighter. Ryutora nodded, ‘smart. However, what if I do this?!’ Ryutora build up his spirit energy and his golden blade started to glow purple, while a storming aura raged around the blade and its wielder.
the next moment, rocks shot up of the ground, small ones, big ones, streams of sand, water from the sea, grass, plants and trees all shot up at Jaques. Ryutora had just enhanced the amount of Gravity Jaques emitted.
Jaques shot up higher into the sky. But with the things drawn to him already closing in, they followed him higher into the sky. But as Jaques reached a high enough point, he unleashed a blast from his shield, along with a hell cero from his mouth and a powerful heilig pfeil from his left claw, shooting all three down. As all things came after him in a straight line, his three attacks went through them all, piercing everything and destroying them. as all three attacks hit the ground, it exploded by the massive impact, at the same time that the tidal wave from before reached the shore.
Ryutora had flash stepped into the sky and looked at the enormous destruction the two of them had already done. Jaques appeared in front of him with a flash step, having a wicked grin on his face, ‘so, you think you’ve got me on the ropes, don’t ya?! Well let me show you a new trick!’ he placed his left claw on his shield’s handle and the shield split straight in two. Jaques took the two halves of his shield in both hands, ‘with the blades halved, they’re twice as sharp. And now I can block your attacks easier. And even though I split my weapon in half, I didn’t half either side’s power; Kōgeki-teki kutsū!’
both sides of the weapon build up their own spiritual power, while also sucking in spirit energy and Reishi from the surroundings, before shooting out two enormous blasts of power. Both wielded enough destructive power to take out a quarter of the Seireitei. Ryutora nodded, held his blade in front of him, sideways, ‘Burakkuhōru!’ a growing black hole appeared in front of the blade, spinning and sucking in energy and surroundings. And as it came into existence, it grew bigger. As both blasts reached Ryutora, both were stopped and were sucked into the black hole. First slowly, but as it grew, faster and faster, until nothing of both attacks remained.
Ryutora swung his blade to his side, ‘impressive. What you said was true. Full power from both sides. And that attack had too much speed for me to dodge; forcing me to use my Zanpaktou’s only defense. In a way, since both halves of your shield have full power, you could say you doubled your power.’ Jaques grinned, ‘should you really be busy complimenting your enemy? You should be more worried how you’re going to stay alive. With Aizen’s insight I saw the flaw in your defense; you need to remain in the same spot to make and maintain that black hole, meaning you’re wide open for an attack!’
Jaques flash stepped forward, spinning around while shooting a spiritual blast from both sides, sending out a powerful red circle. Ryutora slashed through the circle as it reached him, ‘why should I worry? True, that’s the weakness of my defense,… as in I can’t use my Zanpaktou to counter direct attacks. But don’t forget the other things I can do.’ Ryutora flash stepped forward, passing Jaques by, cutting open his left shoulder. The same thing from before happened. the speed and force caught up and the wound burst open, before it started to quickly heal. Jaques turned around, jumped after Ryutora, flash stepping in mid jump to increase his speed.
as he reached his colorful opponent, he started to throw punches, made increasingly dangerous by the blades on his two shield halves. Ryutora stepped back and blocked both incoming weapons with his blade. As Jaques kept attacking, while at the same time guarding himself against incoming attacks, the times Ryutora stabbed his blade forward or swung it at Jaques, the latter blocked it easily before countering. After a volley of punches, Jaques threw a faint, got Ryutora to fall for it, before punching him in his face with his other shielded claw.
Ryutora felt the impact and force of the punch, before being swung into the rubble on the ground below. Jaques grinned, looked at the blade on his weapon, but saw no blood on it, even though it had hit Ryutora. The latter stood up out of the rubble, looked at his opponent with a slight smile. The result of the punch that had hit him was a red bruise on his face. Ryutora came off the ground, raised his blade to the right, charged it with spirit energy, causing it to glow purple. The next moment the large rocks, rubble and debris came up of the ground, raised by Ryutora’s control of gravity.
Ryutora took his blade in both hands and swung it at Jaques. The latter felt a powerful shockwave hit him and drive him back, before also feeling like he was being pulled into himself. That shockwave had affected him with an increase of being the center point of gravity. the large amount of rubble shot up with speed and charged straight at him. Jaques roared and started blasting out violent spirit energy, destroying any rubble that came charging at him. eventually he wore a coat of dust.
Jaques send out a burst of spirit energy, blasting the dust coat off, before flash stepping over to Ryutora, who in turn flash stepped at him. strangely enough he was even faster than before. and as Ryutora cut open his right shoulder all the way to his stomach, the speed and force caused an enormous pain. The healing helped, but the stinging pain remained.
Jaques turned around, ‘after each clash you become faster and faster! How do you do that?!’ Ryutora tilted his head, ‘faster? I’m not getting faster.’ Jaques scowled, ‘are you saying I’m getting slower?!’ Ryutora shook his head again, ‘no. but you are the center point of gravity, this also affects me. sure, I can negate gravity’s hold on me, but I can also let myself be affected by it. and with that, I’m drawn to you quickly. That, combined with my flash step, is what makes me appear to be faster.’
Jaques roared in anger, before started to send out massive blasts of spirit energy, sending out roaring hell ceros, unleashing immense Reishi arrows. And as he unleashed this storm of attacks, he launched himself at Ryutora, unleashing his attacks up close. Ryutora flash stepped out of the way, ducked and dodged Jaques’ attacks, but started feeling the pressure.
Ryutora flash stepped backwards, out of Jaques’ direct reach. He held his left hand out to the left, as if he was about to grab something. Jaques’ enhanced body also had enhanced eyes and he could see something dangling from Ryutora’s left wrist; an armband with his combat pass attached to it. but instead of the usual symbol, it had a six pointed Quincy star cross on it. as it started to glow blue, Jaques realized what Ryutora was about to do. but he was too far away to be stopped. Even so, he pointed both shield halves at Ryutora, ‘Kōgeki-teki kutsū!’
two massive blasts of spirit energy were unleashed and shot out quickly to Ryutora. But as they reached their target, the two blasts were separated and launched left and right. As they hit the ground, they caused two massive explosions. Jaques had a good look at Ryutora, seeing how much he had changed.
he wore a black cloak over his shihaksho, having a hood over his head. Under his shihaksho he seemed to wear his Quincy uniform. On his belt he had a belt buckle with a six pointed star. Out from between his feet and his sandals stuck short blades. In his left hand he held a large dual blade. One had a short side, the other side was long. The part in between was a guard over his hand. And on his back he had three massive wings.
Jaques had noticed this before but now things were starting to make sense. As Ryutora had showed up, his spirit energy was darker and heavier than before,… like when a vizored put on their mask. Yet he wasn’t wearing his mask. And now, with his Quincy powers activated, they sensed different from before, like he was also using his Fullbring. Jaques nodded, wherever Ryutora had gone, his hollow powers and soul reaper powers had combined. And his Quincy powers had combined with his Fullbring. And right now; Ryutora was using both hybrid powers together!
Jaques took a fighting stance again. Ryutora was still about a hundred meter away from him. Jaques sharpened his senses, then suddenly Ryutora was right in front of him. Ryutora swung his left blade, sending out a powerful blast of Reishi, while bringing down his Zanpaktou from above, ‘Fuhen Jishin!’ all nine spheres of the blade started to shine and burn with spirit energy, the blade did the same.
the Reishi blast and spiritual slash combined into a powerful cross, cutting deep into Jaques and sending him flying over the sea. Jaques had, at the last moment, shifted from Blut Arterie to Blut Vene, but had been too late to open it completely. And now, as he was pushed back by this powerful attack and torn apart by it, while his Blut Vene was now fully open, the attack continued to cut through him. and while his instant regeneration tried to heal him, the attack continued on piercing through him.
eventually, after a few minutes of this agony, the attack had weakened enough for Jaques to break it. he stopped himself and panted. There was a massive bleeding cross on his torso. His internal organs were cut open and bleeding. And even though they were healing through instant regeneration and Blut Vene, it still hurt like hell. After one minute, all his wounds were closed, but blood from the wound still streamed over his legs and fell down in the water below. Jaques took a quiet moment, took a deep breath, than noticed something in the distance. It was incredibly small, moved from side to side, and close, in instant flashes.
as this figure was still a kilometer away, it suddenly vanished, but an enormous spiritual force made itself known, standing behind Jaques. He quickly turned around and launched a punch with his left shield, only to be blocked by one of six wings. The wing stretched out, pushing him back. As he stopped himself and took a stance, an arrow pierced his chest. He hadn’t even gotten enough time to prepare for incoming attacks.
he growled, but also grinned, ‘so Ryu, was I strong enough to force you to use your Quincy vollstandig?’ Ryutora shook his head, ‘no, this form, these wings, they’re not my Quincy vollstandig. These wings are just a part of my new Quincy form. I can use them for flight, defense, but also to shoot arrows. But you are partially right. With just my soul reaper hollow hybrid powers I couldn’t defeat you. I needed more, so I activated my Quincy Fullbring hybrid powers. And these two hybrid powers combine and enhance each other. With this I can defeat you. so you can feel proud; you pushed me to use this, because you were just that powerful.’
Jaques grinned, ‘thanks for the compliment. But don’t think that you can escape death with compliments!’ Ryutora smiled and nodded, ‘I know. Now, get ready. Let us both focus on this battle, so we can both give it our all!’ Jaques nodded and both of them took their stance. Where it had begun with a battle of defense against destruction, the two were also enjoying the battle.