Artist: Gramatik Song: Indigo Child
Here he was, in Hueco Mundo after a couple of days of traveling. It went without saying that for every moment that passed while he pursued to resolve this personal dilemma, he felt worse and worse that Cirno had instructed him to let this very thing go, to let nature take its course and have someone else rid of this mysterious woman if she really was to become a threat to humanity as he 'claimed' that she would be. He wasn't fooling the angel however, she most likely saw that he had only used that as an excuse to get rid of her now that he was aware of her existence, a direct connection to his other 'lives.' Nina had also advised against this, claiming that with the little knowledge that she had on Espada within this world, it was not a good idea to confront this mystery woman Pyra with such little equipment and weapons.
Perhaps the little vixen was right, the frustration could have been seen on her face the entire time she was perched onto the man's broad shoulders like a small ferret of some sort. She knew this was simply a means to tie loose ends, and that kind of thought process was always liable to get someone killed. Even as Lex's scouter panned across the seemingly endless sea of white sand and night sky, the dark grey furred fox frowned before glancing at her master. "Master... please! We shouldn't be here. What will you even do when you find her? You can't kill her, you barely have any stable control of that sword.
" she reminded, watching him beginning to trek through the cool sands beneath him. "I'm not here to kill her, as you said, I don't have the necessary tools. I'm just trying to figure out why is she here, alive. And specifically what timeline is she from? I need to know if she has something similar to myself, having 'previous lives' as if we are just reincarnations. Leaving her around with knowledge of such a past as we have had will only prove troublesome if someone else finds out and tries to obtain information from her.
" he mentioned, his deep blue eyes glancing from left to right whenever the tinted blue lens of his scouter rapidly blinked with information.
So far, just coming here to such a place not meant for humans was making him a bit uneasy, and rightfully so. Despite the sword that he brandished that gave him the necessary strength to fight even some of the strongest shinigami, he didn't know its limits, nor its setbacks, if it even had any. It would have been quite foolish for him to get into a fight without gauging just how powerful the sword could make him without putting a strain on his body. "Master watch it!
" the vixen shouted at him, breaking the dark skinned man from his thoughts abruptly and making him focus on his surroundings. But it was too late, the awkward step already being taken from the usually attentive mercenary to have him tumble forward on the dune they had been climbing up for the past twenty minutes. Down he went, and off she sprang, the vixen leaping from the man's shoulder and hopping down the steep decline as fast as she could, trying to get ahead of the tumbling human.
As soon as she managed to get a few inches ahead, Nina quickly hopped directly in front of Lex's path and violently slung her small black tipped tail across the sands to create a small cloud of dust to shoot up before solidifying quickly into several makeshift tiles of earth that protruded from the sands. Lex would quickly catch himself thanks to this, rolling out on an even level for an extra moment before springing up into a casual stance, rubbing his coat from grains of dirt as well as his hair. Nina could see it, the irritation on his face from him not seeing the sudden decline beforehand. She didn't say anything however, just holding back a sudden impulse to burst into laughter as she made her way back onto his shoulder. "You seem... distracted.
" was all she said, just watching him brush whatever dirt particles off that he could before continuing his way through the seemingly endless desert still. "Shut it Nina.
" he quipped, pressing a button on his scouter to assess where the strongest source of energy was at this point.
He couldn't help but feel stupid all the same; the woman that he was seeking was getting to him, whether she was directly in his mind or just passively. He was making mistakes, and he couldn't help but imagine the seemingly sweet and innocent woman giving a sinister giggle at him for his seemingly rushed plan to meet and probably kill her. With a low chime from the equipment near his ear, he was back on track from the arrow pointing him in the right direction again. He would just have to find out what lied ahead for him and his companion; perhaps some purpose, perhaps death, but hopefully, most importantly, some answers.