“Computer, HUD map mode.” Nix says. “Set to scan for tracker KM1175 and show location.”
“Known map of Hueco Mundo on screen.” The computer responds. “Scanning for tracker implant KM1175. Requested non required inquiry in memory from Darkfang command for mapping scans...”
“Disregard all requested data gathering in memory at this time.” Nix says cutting the computer off. “Just scan for the tracker and show me where it is.”
Darick turns questioningly to Nix.
“umm Nix, what's this about a tracking implant?” Darick asks. “Does everyone in the pack have one of these? Do I have one?”
“Not everyone, just solders and members of the family.” Nix says. “Our family adopted you so of course you where implanted. It's not just for tracking it also acts as a beacon so we can pinpoint and lock on to you with our transporter beam if your kidnapped. Kia has one because well he's blood too, he's my cousin.”
“What?!” Aero turns surprised. “He's Darkfang blood?!”
“He's a true Moonfang blood but as you know when the Moonfangs joined us they where considered Darkfangs and thus are seen as royals. They became our blood but even so Lady Moonfang and my father are very close. My father would have Lady Moonfang as his mate in an instant and no one would say two words about it but he believes the alpha mates for life. They are both alpha and for the good of both packs they took other mates.”
The computer chimes in with an alert.
“Warning, warning! KM1175 is in the palace of Las Noches.” The computer says. “High spirit pressures make beam out impossible. System can only beam into the structure.”
“Damn it!” Day says. “Not good!”
“We expected this.” Nix says. “Namook and I already figured Kia believe Aizen was free again after the Hollow attacks thus causing him to go in after him. I need to go in anyways and find out what's wrong. Day, you'll stay here as planned. I need someone up here who knows the system.”
Nix stands moving aside as Day takes the captain's seat.
“Good luck.” Days says as he presses keys on the arm of the chair.
Soon a bright light surrounds Nix, Darick, Aero and Aiden transporting them off the airship.
“You wrong!” Kia yells restoring his cracked hollowfication. “A mistake that will cost you your life!”
Kia holds out both Kama in front of him.
“Moron!” Tanner laughs. “You know it's true yet you refuse to accept it. Go ahead, use Bankai. Oh that is what your going to do right? It wont happen, as a matter of fact I don't think you'll have use of your Shikai much longer at the rate your going.”
Kia glares at Tanner viciously.
“I'll burn you to ashes you son of a bitch!” Kia growls. “ Bankai!”
Fire flickers around him than dies out. Tanner bursts into laughing.
“See?!” Tanner boasts. “I called it didn't I? Wonder how much longer your Shikai will remain before it reverts to it's sealed form. You wont win and I will present your head to Lord Aizen when he returns.”
“What's going on?” Kia says in a broken voice. “Why can't I use my powers? I still possess them, I know it.”
“It's simple.” Tanners says. “Didn't you ever wonder why Szayelaporro and Hojo so kindly separated for that whining weakling of a brother giving you a Gigai? Do you think they did it on orders from grandmaster emo or just to amuse themselves? You poor fool, Lord Aizen commanded it and added a little fail safe to the plans. Your Gigai was of course something they where testing but your freedom came with a price. You have a heart and so everything shifted. The more like them you become the harder it becomes to access your powers until poof you can't touch them. You can't even hear your Zanpakuto's voice now.”
Kia's Zanpakuto reverts from two Kama to one sword. White smoke rises up around Kia as his hollowfication cracks away to dust. His clothing turns white as snow as Tanner grins and snickers.
“What's happening to me?” Kia cries.
“Your destruction that's what.” Tanner says as he Sonidos at Kia backhanding him once more.
Kia flies back again hitting the floor hard. The wolf climbs to his hands and knees coughing up blood onto the floor.
“I think your rotting corpse in my courtyard would look wonderful when I place Lord Aizen's next to it.” Tanner laughs.
Tanner slowly walks over to Kia and stand over him smirking. All of a sudden an arrow of black light hits the ground in front of the dog forcing him to jump back. Darick flash steps in front of Kia twirling his Zanpakuto in a circle before himself. The mouse runs his hand over his face forming his Hollow mask.
“Freeze all things in your path, Korinoburando!” Darick cries releasing his Zanpakuto as Aero charges in with his staff attacking Tanner.
Aiden calls forth elven magic summoning vines to restrict Tanner's movements as Darick and Aero trade blows with Tanner. Nix in his Hollow mask Stays back by Aiden dropping any arrancar that dare enter the room.
“What are you doing?” Kia demands. “Leave me and go back to Darkfang Forest! I don't want or need you fools here!”
“Now Kia, show some respect for our guests.” Tanner says as he Sonidos to the throne. “What's this? Are these why you're heart is coming back?”
“NO!” Kia cries. “This is between you and me.”
“I think not.” Tanner says. “They want a fight than they have it and more than they ever wanted.”
Tanner Smirks at Kia.
“What are you going to do Tanner?!” Kia demands.
Tanner raises his hand like he's holding something.
“A gift from Lord Aizen to your friends Kia.” Tanner says as he goes into a chant. “Seeping crest of turbidity. Arrogant vessel of lunacy! Boil forth and deny! Grow numb and flicker! Disrupt sleep!”
“Oh dear gods, RUN!” Kia cries. “Get out of here!”
“Crawling queen of iron! Eternally self-destructing doll of mud! Unite! Repulse! Fill with soil and know your own powerlessness!" Tanner says smirking as black ball forms over the palm of his hands and becomes sparks before disappearing. “Die painfully and thanks for playing! Hado 90, Kurohitsugi! (Black Coffin)”
With the last ounce of power he can muster Kia goes into a Sonido to Darick and Aero pushing them as hard as he can sending them back far enough so he is hit with the full force of the Kido. A purple black spiritual energy envelops Kia with a powerful torrent of gravity, takes the form of a box of black energy, covered in several spear-like protrusions. The spears pierce the box from all sides.
“Kia NO!” Darick screams.
“KIA!!” Aero Screams. “You mutt bastard!”
The purple black spiritual energy slowly disperses and blood rains down around Kia as he falls to the ground. Tanner smiles and chuckles.
“Well, that was no fun at all.” Tanner says. “I wanted to see what would happen if I killed you two but I guess that wont be happening now. Oh well, NEXT!”
Nix Sonidos forward grabbing Kia and Sonidos back to Aiden. Aiden starts healing Kia with every Kido and Elvin spell he knows but with such wounds it's very slow.
“So, you brought your own little white mage.” Tanner says smirking. “Excellent, I'll just let him heal Kia than crush you all over and over letting him heal you. Or I could just kill him when he's done along with the rest of you and see what happens. Lord Aizen believed he'd revert seeing the deaths of loved ones but I think he's wrong.”
“Monster!” Darick cries. “Why do you do this? Why serve such a creature?”
“Serve is the wrong word.” Tanner says. “You see he put me in charge before he was sealed again and well I'm keeping all of it. None of the espada give a damn anymore and I was the strongest arrancar left willing to serve him at the time but for my own aims. I figured he'd help me evolve and boy did he ever.”
All of a sudden Aiden lets out a scream. They all turn to see a purple black spiritual energy swirling around Kia.
“What the hell is this?!” Nix cries.
“I don't know what happened!” Aiden cries backing away in fear. “All I did was start healing and this started happening! I didn't do it, I'm sorry!”
The purple black spiritual energy enters Kia through his wounds. Darkness surrounds Kia and his spirit pressure starts rising forcing others in the room to the floor.
“What's going on?!” Aiden screams. “I can't move!”
Kia slowly stands blood dripping from him to the floor.
“WHAT?!” Tanner cries. “Imposable! You CAN'T be alive! NO! That's not Kido!”
Kia holds out his hands and and orb with a Hogyoku appears between his hands. His spirit pressure lets up as it shatters and the others move to gather around him to see this. Tanner watches in fury.
*Keep healing.” Kia says. “That's why Lord Aizen was angry with me, it was imperfect but it was his and I stole it.”
“How did you even get it or know how to use it?!” Tanner demands.