Artist: Gareth Meek Compositions - Song: Iron Supremacy - Word Count: 620
Nize stood in Hueco Mundo's Menos forest. It had been long time when he had last visited this place. Around 80 years, if not more. This was once his home, when the Arrancar body was nothing then a slave to the overpowering mind of the source. Many years had passed, but still he could remember the voice that desired to feast, ravage and mutilate its enemies. Nizes enemies. The screams and dying curses echoed in his head even now and with them the pain of what he had done. The male understood that it was needed then to survive, but even with this knowledge...The feeling of taking someones life away was almost unbearable. What gave him rights to live longer then others? What made him the lucky one to survive? What gave someone rights to control how he lived his life? These were question that tortured the young Espada.
A sharp pain stung his lungs and he started to vomit black liquid, his blood, out from his mouth and nose. The last two weeks it was a regular thing, as his body had started to reject all Hollow particles Nize was fused with. As being a Arrancar, the male should be a being separated from his Hollow core. It should be split from him and locked in his Zanpakutō, but after the experiment he did on himself Nize fused back with it, in so being in a constant Resserecion. While in first weeks it was beneficial, him having constantly the power others could achieve only for a certain period, it started to backfire later on. The Hollow parts weren't accepting the Shinigami ones and with it his body was killing itself. The process became even faster after he devoured the Saca Dilla Lust, whose presence in the males body only increased the Hollow particles. Nize was dying and there was nothing he could do about it.
After the seizure ended and his power to think returned the Arrancar cleaned his mouth and turned to his task of the day. A bit further the forest of crystal trees turned into vines of roses. These vines had huge thorns and hundreds of red rose heads. The air was filled with their scent, but under it he could too also feel the smell of rotting flesh and half-loose Reishi. As the report stated this "Rose garden" was pulling in countless Hollows and using the poor creatures as plant food. Probably it was just another Hollow, doing what he can to survive. He already tried to take over the beings mind, but somehow it could resist the "Mark Of Hollow Prince", which meant this being had quite high willpower. Not only that, he could well sense that the power source for this garden was somewhere in the far end of this madness and it was quite powerful, Vasto Lordes level probably.
From one end Nize could just simply burn down the thing and be done with his mission, but the male wanted to speak with the creature, try to convince it to stop and join Shadowfall...Or better, join him. But for that he needed to reach the being and that didn't seem that easy. If would, Nize wouldn't have been sent here and he had already heard word what happened to the previous Arrancar trying to reach the Hollow at the end. From other side he too couldn't reach the thing, as there was a giant mass of stone there. This was a perfect place for a creature like that. And so the Septima Espada was left here. The male had sent word he would liked some assistance, but if no will come he was ready to act on his own. Though right now he was waiting.