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Subject Post 1Subject: Just doing my job... I hope [HENREX] Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:53 pm
As the midnight sky poured its rain onto the empty streets of the New York slums, police sirens wailed through the air surrounding one of the more isolated cul-de-sacs. Right smack dab in the center of the street was a corpse, run clean through by some sort of massive weapon. It was sword-like, though it was far too big to be any ordinary sword. Unfortunately the rain washed away any tracks the killer might have left, or at least made it more difficult for them to be found. There weren't many places the killer could have gone either. It was one road that led into a dead end. Unfortunately this case would most likely be dismissed as a Hollow attack, as the wound seemed entirely too unlikely to have been caused by another person. Or so Ellie hoped.
Standing over the body was the head investigator of New York's police department. One would think that this kind of job would have died out what with the Vanguard but there's an increasingly large amount of people who have little to no powers. The Vanguard are only so many, they can't cover every little inch, and even if they could they wouldn't cover every little petty crime. That, unfortunately, was Ellie's job. A sigh escaped her lip as she stared at the corpse, unsure of whether to continue the case for just a few more hours or just hand it over to the local Shinigami instead.
Reaching into her pocket with a dead tired sigh, the brunette pulled out a box of cigarettes and flipped it open to pull one out with her teeth. Stuffing the box back into her pocket while shaking her head, she then proceeded to pull out her lighter, flick it open, and quickly light her cigarette before flicking it back shut and depositing it back in the pocket of her dress pants. A sigh came from the woman as she let the wonders of nicotine do its magic, not caring about the long term effects it would have on her later in life. She needed the stress relief now, and she didn't care about how she was going to end up when she was 50 something. There was an 18 year gap between then and now, she wasn't going to make decisions based on her current behavior. One would call it waiting, but to her it just seemed like procrastination. She should fix her smoking habits now, but she was procrastinating on stopping her procrastination habits. A vicious cycle it was, but she couldn't care less.
"Jerry." the woman said after exhaling a large puff of smoke from her mouth and nostrils. "You might as well hand this over to the reapers."
A man to her left gave her a nod and immediately whipped out his phone to call what one would assume were people more fit to hunt a loose Hollow than some lowly police were. It made Ellie feel weak, but again, she didn't care. It was bound to happen. It seems that circumstances arise to choose those who are spiritually powerful, and that not everybody can just be as strong as those in the Vanguard and the like. It didn't bother her, but she couldn't help but think about it whenever a situation like this came up. Another deep exhale left the woman's lungs, along with another absurdly large puff of smoke as she turned on her heels and started walking away.
"I'm off." Ellie said aloud so her coworkers around her could hear and was greeted with several farewells in response. Everyone else was already packing up and heading out as well, so she probably wasn't the first to figure out that this was a job for the Shinigami and not them. The outskirts of New York was almost always like this, but some of them lived closer to this area than the reapers did. Ellie was not one of those people, but she still got called out because she was one of the only investigators in the whole city that was up at this hour. It was almost 1 AM now and she was eager to head home, but she had a decently long car ride ahead of her. It wasn't fun, but at least she'd get some time to think on the way home.
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Subject Post 2Subject: Re: Just doing my job... I hope [HENREX] Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:08 pm
Song: The Key We've Lost - By: Xenoblade Chronicles X OST - Word Count: 593
Well, this was new. A hollow problem in New York City. It wasn't every day that there was a Hollow problem in the world. Aside from the Wastelands, which were practically filled to the brim with the things. But, New York was just about the last place that Soul Society found itself receiving calls from. There was good news, as well as bad news for this call. The bad news was that there was only one Shinigami that was available for deployment in that area. The good news? They...shouldn't have a problem dealing with something like this.
So, when the Raven received the call that he was needed in New York City, a quiet groan left him. He had never been to that place. It had always been in the back of his mind. So, he lifted himself from bed, arising from his nap. Rubbing the sleep out of his eyes, and tugging his shihakusho over his shoulders, after it had draped off. The scars on the face of the male rippled, and he quickly went to work gathering his things, which really wasn't much. Grabbing The Container off the ground, and strapping his Zanpakuto to his side, the male soon was ready to head to the Living Realm.
As he approached the Senkaimon, and given a Hell Butterfly, Henrex sighed as the doors to the Dangai opened, and he stepped into the confined dimension that was the realm between worlds. The walking that he did soon turned into a run, and soon, he found himself staring at the doors to the human's world. Stepping out onto the rooftop of a building, he stared down at the lights that illuminated the city down below.
New York City. This place was similar to Karakura in a way. It was a large city, and it had a lot of activity that was always going on. It was as if the city never slept. A deep breath left the lips of the Hybrid, before two black wings would spread from his back, and his body would fall from the building, his wings halting his fall once he was close to the ground, before his wings retreated into his back, sealing them away once again.
As he walked to where the body had been reported, his energy soon seeped out of his body, surrounding the body. There was nothing in this. Not even a bit of essence from the soul that had previously occupied this body. The soul that had been in this body was entirely devoured by a Hollow. A small sigh left him as he stood upright, before looking around.
Blinking twice, the male turned around, his senses quickly picked up something. It wasn't energy. It was the smell of smoke. Curious to find out what it was, he found himself moving towards the source of the scent, before coming across a woman who was smoking. As he walked up to her, his hand would move forward, plucking the cigarette out of her mouth.
"Smoking's bad for you. Unless you want to die early, I suggest you stop."
A core appeared on his hand, consuming the cigarette in spiritual energy, before it would soon be corrupted, the energy overcoming the item, and destroying the matter of the cigarette, leaving it as nothing. The energy orb faded quickly, and the male let his hand drop to his side. As he began to walk away, he soon stopped. Turning back around and walking back up to the woman, his head gently tilted by the slightest.
"Have....you seen or heard of a Hollow problem here?"
Subject Post 3Subject: Re: Just doing my job... I hope [HENREX] Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:05 pm
Opening the door to her car, the head investigator started to reach up to fold her umbrella, but the sound of footsteps approaching her made Ellie turn her head lazily in curiosity. Surely enough, it was one of the Shinigami that was requested to hunt down the Hollow that had committed the crime. "Already?" she started to say, "That didn't take long now did-" The woman was unfortunately cut off by the boy she saw taking the cigarette out of her mouth and... voiding it? That was what Ellie assumed it was. Her eyes squinted and she reached into her pocket to repeat her procedure of placing another cigarette into her mouth and lighting it once more. "I wasn't done using that, kid." the woman said, the lightest hint of venom in her voice. "Don't do it again."
A sigh escaped from the woman which translated to a puff of smoke into the boy's face. "There was a hollow around here yes. The wound that the victim suffered was new, he couldn't have gone far. If anything he's probably still lurking within the nearest several blocks, maybe a tad further. Can't you Shinigami sense them or somethin'?" Ellie wondered, taking the cigarette from her mouth to flick off some of the excess burnt tobacco. "Best go get it before it gets outta range then."
This whole time, Ellie had been looking this boy over. She had never had the chance to see a Shinigami up close, but as far as she could tell it was just a spirit with some powers and a sword, or something like that. Speaking of which, why did they use swords? Guns would be plenty more efficient anyways, right? Or did guns not work? That would mean that swords wouldn't be particularly effective either unless the sword itself was something special. Ellie never cared to delve into the affairs or... anything about Shinigami. Yet as she thought about it more, she could also feel herself caring less and less with each passing moment. Another sigh escaped her lips and she turned to her car, folded her umbrella and placed it in the passenger seat.
"Either way, good luck kid. Happy huntin' or whatever the hell." the woman said before closing her car door. Taking a deep breath and exhaling, Ellie reached into her pocket and pulled out her keys so she could start her car. The rumble of the engine was welcoming to her, and she rolled down her windows just a crack so the tobacco smoke could escape. She didn't care much about shortening her lifespan but she wasn't too thrilled about not getting fresh air. She'd start to feel nauseous after a while if her car filled up with smoke too much.
Putting her car into gear, the woman sighed and proceeded to take off, not bothering to offer this kid a ride to wherever so he could get out of the rain. She didn't want to wheel some stranger around anyways, let alone some cocky kid who made her waste a cigarette. These things took up a decent amount of money in the long run, but it wasn't anything her job couldn't cover. Still, it was frustrating, but she was slowly coming to get over it. Whatever that kid did wasn't her problem. Or so she thought at the time. Unbeknownst to Ellie, the same Hollow that Henrex would be looking for, was also following her now. Its presence was hidden, as it was biding its time now after seeing the Shinigami. It would have to play it carefully if he wanted to get what he was looking for.
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Subject Post 4Subject: Re: Just doing my job... I hope [HENREX] Sun Feb 05, 2017 4:33 pm
Song: Ah Eh I Oh You - By: Katawa Shoujo - Word Count: 627
It seemed that he had been expected. However, it also seemed that they wished to end up killing themself fast. As the lady turned her head and made a comment about him arriving so quickly, before being cut off by him taking the cigarette out of her mouth and deconstructing it. Literally. By using his energy, he broke down the item on a molecular level, and shortly dissolved the cigarette into nothing. It really wasn't hard, if he wasn't interrupted. But, it seemed that they were dead set on smoking them. Proven as such when she reached into her pocket and retrieved another one of them.
Sighing gently at both the idiotic action, and the comment of him being a kid, Henrex simply shook his head and allowed his hand to rest on the end of his Zanpakuto, before gazing into the woman's eyes with one thing in his mismatched eyes, which was annoyance.
"Six hundred years of living hardly classifies me as a child." The male stated, before removing his hand from his sword, and crossing both of the limbs over his chest. Then, a puff of smoke blew into his face, causing his eyes to shut for a moment, before wiping his right eye of the tear that had been produced from the smoke being blown into his face. Shaking his head slightly from the person's ignorance, he simply listened to what she had to say about what he had asked. What most perked his interest was her description of the wound.
"What kind of wound did it leave? Claw? Bite?"
If Ellie were to look him in the eye, she would have a hard time figuring out the kind of look that he was giving her. It could have been one of interest, or one of anger. It could be any number of different emotions that could come from the information that he had just came across. As she folded her umbrella up, and placed it inside the car, Henrex continued to watch her, and as she climbed into the vehicle, before wishing him happy hunting or whatever this could be considered. She went to shut the door, and the boy's hand reached out, halting the door from being shut.
"If you know about the Hollow, there's a good chance that it could come after you. Be careful. Whatever type it is, it's still dangerous."
Removing his hand from the door, and allowing it close the rest of the way, the male watched with a hardened gaze as the engine for the car started, and she drove off. He didn't really notice, or care that she didn't offer him a ride. After all, he could move faster than that it could anyways, even without using his race's movement skill, Shunpo. So, with a hefty sigh, the boy closed his eyes, allowing his energy to seep out into the physical world, and search for any sort of detectable energy source, particularly a Hollow's. He stood like this for a good period of time, before opening his eyes and cursing to himself, unable to find anything.
Shaking his head and taking out his version of the Container, Henrex quickly searched through the storage device, before pulling out a group of items, which was a small stack of American money. He was in New York, after all. So, taking a short walk to a store nearby, he purchased a small bottle filled with raspberry tea. Walking down the street, and sipping from the bottle, the male continued to send out pulsations of energy to detect any sort of irregular pattern in spiritual energy, as well as to sense the presence of a Hollow. It had to show itself eventually. A Hollow's hunger would lead it to desperation eventually. He just had to wait.
Subject Post 5Subject: Re: Just doing my job... I hope [HENREX] Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:34 pm
The sound of rain pitter pattering on Ellie's windshield was actually calming her nerves. That kid was some kind of edgy that she really didn't want to deal with right now. The look of annoyance of her disrespect was returned with one of equal irritation that was caused by the kid's cockiness. She didn't want to reply to his comment about his age, as she didn't find it desirable to get on the bad side of the Shinigami. They might just stop responding to calls about Hollow attacks if they got too pissed off at whoever was calling them. Who knows.
As Ellie drove her way home, a distinct smell of rot filled the air. It was a particular kind of rot, one that she had only smelled twice before. That was because she usually didn't encounter decomposing corpses like the one she was smelling right now. Her car slowed to a crawl as she slowly applied pressure to the brakes. She wanted to see if the source of the smell was at all visible. And unfortunately it was. As the woman looked to the right of her car, she could see exactly what was causing the smell. It wasn't actually a decomposing corpse, but it sure as hell gave off the stench of one. No, it was most likely what had killed the man she was called in to investigate. The Hollow that had been following her while she wasn't paying attention.
It was then that Ellie slammed on the gas, but she was far too late. The moment her foot hit the pedal, a long, sword like appendage pierced the front of her car and immediately stopped all motion with her car. If it weren't for her seatbelt, Ellie would have lost her brains to her steering wheel. The sound of the tires screeching when she had hit the brakes and the sound of metal being pierced by... something, hopefully got the attention of the shinigami she had met earlier. Otherwise, she was already dead meat.
In what felt like an instant, she had released her seatbelt and dove out her swiftly opened door, just in time to avoid being impaled through her windshield. Quickly springing up from the ground, she spun around to face the monstrosity that had attacked her, not knowing what else to do. There it stood, atop her car and glaring at her most likely for being so difficult.
"Give up. You're already dead." it said through its lizard like mask. Now that Ellie could properly see what she was dealing with, it was indeed a giant lizard-like being with sharp claws and a tail that ended in a long blade-like appendage. That was what pierced her car initially to stop her from moving, she assumed. The woman felt lucky it didn't hit her engine.
Yet as she stood there, she felt powerless. It wasn't too uncommon for her to have watched a Shinigami deal with one of these creatures, but she knew for a fact she wouldn't be able to even scratch it. Bullets clearly had no affect on these things, and all she had was a dinky little police pistol. A peashooter, if you would. That wasn't going to save her ass. All she could do was stand here and stall for as much time as she could until it either ate her, or gave her an opening to run away. Even if she did that, it was doubtful that it wouldn't simply catch up to her and impale her on the spot. After that? She didn't want to think about it.