ENTER Saiko Mori
From all the abnormal supernatural incidents which were increasing in frequency in all the known realms, there had to be a backlash to it, right? Stepping forth from the depths of the Vicara Nation itself, a freak merger between inverted words started to fuse all the known dimensions together with their counter parts. Dubbed as "The Black World Event", a mirrored version of The Living Realm, Soul Society, Demon World and other similar domains were created. These contained their negative replicas and sought to bring the yang of their hearts to become one with the yin.
Gauging from what Saiko understood of Demonic Incursion, the damage Khala sustained from that battle undoubtedly had an effect and influence on this event. As, during this time, her demonic bond to the Asthavon family alerted her to a great disturbance brewing within her heart. She was almost tempted to try and soothe that ache, but Saiko was far too terrified to do such a thing. Dealing with anything that pertained to the divine was just a bad thing in this day and age. Therefore, she let those who understood her best deal with that situation.
So, instead, Saiko was assigned by Shadow Fall in order to retrieve specialized cores from the depths of the Inverse Realm located within the Soul Society. The reason for this is because Shadow Fall wanted to further research it and use it to improve their ever-growing offenses. However, they were also curious to see how Saiko would have performed given her time off from Shadow Fall. Therefore, she needed a test and a way to further her powers. Thus, she was sent into the front lines of combat and observed closely by Shadow Fall's higher-ups.
By the time that Saiko reached her destination, it seemed that two Shinigami were already there and beat her to the punch. So, whatever this thing was had to have been valuable and she needed to see this through to the end as her blood was subconsciously craving a strife from the maddening pull of Mana's influence. Therefore, she attempted to break her way through and many division members of 7th company of the Gotei 13 were already there. Despite her pleas for them to step down, they still refused and she promptly disposed of them and neutralized their offensive capacities with precise attacks to their spiritual energy.
This prompted the attention of both Captain Cogimo and Tessai Morrowend. They were dispatched to deal with the threat Saiko posed and she engaged them in heavy combat. However, she was noted as being quite terrified of Cogimo. The reason being is because he was a known scientist type and the memories of her experience from The Dream Institute came rushing back into her mind. Therefore, she begged heavily for them to stop, but, like many of the other times, they just didn't listen and proceeded to carry on with the clash.
Eventually, after a hard struggle, Saiko gained the upper hand and managed to seize the material she came for. Following her placing a critical blow to Cogimo which placed him into a hard coma for many months to come, Tessai was promptly neutralized, but the mercy within Saiko's heart and she spared her being slain. Instead, Saiko allowed her a way back home with a demonic spell that patched a vortex back to the division four barracks. With one final goodbye, Saiko would bid her farewell and move back into the shadows in order to recover back in the depths of Shadow Fall's village within Demon World. Iceland War
Iceland marked the beginning of the war between Shadow Fall and Vanguard forces. It began with the brawl between both Neoveta and Azure Iramasha in the capital of the nation. These two powerful leaders of their people waged all out vengeance upon one another when those of the Vanguard attempted to invade the nation. They dragged thousands of people into this vast of death with them and Saiko had been one of the many whom fought alongside the side of the monsters.
During this mass event, Saiko was dispatched to Akureyri, Iceland in order to maintain the grip and hold that Shadow Fall possessed. However, she was additionally compelled by the demonic mark on her soul by Neoveta to assist in her dark goals of annihilating her mortal enemies. Therefore, Saiko suited up once again to dash into the fires of war yet again. Yet, this time -- it would be different.
As soon as she arrived to the battlefield, The Silent Killer cried such hard tears as she was compelled against all else to follow her demonic creed and slaughter thousands of Vanguardian troops in a trail of cold blood. They wouldn't stop, and she didn't want to this. So, it began to break her finally after all these years and she honestly couldn't care less what happened to her at this point. In fact, she was waiting for a proper hero to find her, overpower her and kill her so that her miserable cycle of life could end. She didn't deserve to live, she hated the world she lived in and she was prepared to die on this dark day.
Which is why when the group of Hayden Desmond, Ash Iramashsa, Tsubakia Unabara and Tetsuya Crow all arrived on the scene -- Saiko was prepared to engage them to the bitter end. She fought against all four combatants and their men alone and clashed against them to the best of her ability. While she was out numbered and outgunned, Saiko still gave a hard fight and brawled with absolute savagery against these forces. Without anyone at her side, she was reminded of the pitiful life of a traitor that she led and how befitting it would to endure a death like this for a villain such as herself.
Thus, she was pushed to the utter brink as she refused to give into the calls and urges of her Zanpakutô spirit to ascend to her release forms. She didn't want to transform into those states as they would further decay and ruin the moment. There was simply far too much fear to bring those releases to the battle. If she was going to die, she was going to do it in her natural form and face it head first. It's why even her demonic blood grew further unstable and compelled to push Saiko to absolute madness.
As, throughout this fight, Saiko was noted as becoming increasingly unstable to the point of sobbing, losing her voice, enduring hallucinations and screaming such horrible bouts of despair for everything that led her to this point. She was losing her grip, and the opponents were capitalizing hard on that. Yet, even as Saiko's own blood spewed all around her, there was something beautiful in this cyclone of heartache -- Ash Iramasha.
Despite being on the verge of death, being the epitome of a monster and his sworn enemy -- The Iramashsa truly hadn't the heart to fight against her. He pleaded with her, tried to understand her and was quite hesitant to fight her as opposed to many of the other brutes. In that moment, she found her senses becoming greatly attuned and focused solely on his loving aura. The gentleness of his light was far too delicate and rare to sully on this battlefield of her outright corruption.
In these moments of weaknesses, Ash reminded Saiko of her former self, family and previous life that she led. Even if she was an unredeemable and fallen angel, she didn't want to see another walk down that path and become tainted by this world's cruel fate. Therefore, she pleaded with him in return to stop and attempted to throw him away from Iceland outright by crafting a vortex back to one of the Vanguard bases nearby. Yet, he still refused to leave and fought alongside the likes of his comrades.
It all spiraled on until it reached the point where they all weakened Saiko's physically, while Ash unintentionally put the final nail in the coffin and managed to induce heavy psychological damage upon Saiko during her moments of mental weakness. Through the prowess of the Eldritch at his side, this corroding force broke the last semblance of restraint keeping her powers in check and broke the walls of instability to come crashing all around Saiko. When that moment occurred, Saiko became totally drowned in madness and attempted to take her own life by stabbing herself in the skull multiple times to the point of causing brain damage and losing her ability to speak.
Yet, even as she fell to the dirt in tears, blood and defeat; the heart of Saiko hadn't the tenacity to hate Ash. She was the monster and he was only doing his job to try and slay this beast. So, before any of her higher-ups could get their hands on Ash, she begged for him to turn back and stop this. As, more than anything else, Saiko saw herself as sparing them a worse fate if others were to be drawn to that location to avenge Saiko. She was an Archduchess of Shadow Fall and a high-profile target, so their lives would be forever ruined if something were to happen. And, because of that, Saiko never wanted such a hardship to befall the bundle of beautiful grace that was Ash.
Therefore, the likes of Kanashimi stepped in and prevented her from totally losing control; although it was hanging on by a fragile edge. Hence, with the time he had, he pleaded with them to cease in their battle so that his master could live. He didn't care about the mission, nor did he care much for Ash at the time. All he cared for was ensuring that his master could live to see another day and for them both to tend to their wounds.
However, unknown to all of them, the energy from Ash was one of the few things keeping Saiko together. For her body craved, resonated and bonded with the energy that seeped into it's murky depths. It is what would allow her to retain herself long after this battle and help to ease the mental burden to follow. As, more than anything else, her body was spiritually compatible and highly receptive to his tender and empathetic elements and her body wanted to make it's own. So, as the world around her started fading to black, all Saiko could think was warm thoughts of Ash as she felt herself fading out of consciousness.
Even as Hayden and Tetsuya before went in for their final kills, Saiko was prepared and ready for this cursed life to end for her. However, she would not leave this world without allowing Ash to know one thing: that she forgave him. Since, through the clash they waged against one another, the male couldn't handle the damage he had done to Saiko and blamed himself for further breaking her spirit. While, from her point of view, he was only doing what was right and slaying a monster. So, in her final breathes, she craved out a demonic spell within a piece of paper that would activate upon Ash's awakening. In it, a simple written and telepathic message would be bestowed upon him:
"I. Forgive. You."
And with that, she'd become neutralize and send her remaining energies to bond with Ash in order to oversee his recovery and ensure that the boy makes it through the battle. While she didn't deserve to live, this boy did and she would see to it he'd have more wonderful days to experience after this hellish battle. So, as her body grew further cold, she couldn't have cared less about another ally rushing to the field. That is -- until that same ally started to save her life.
No. She didn't need to be saved. Not by this freakish man. She knew OF him as Dr.Hebi and only bad things could occur if he were to spare her. If he thought he could achieve some sort of savior complex by saving her? She wouldn't allow it. It was her body. She was going to do with it what she pleased. An outsider had no business in meddling in the affairs of one on the verge of death. She hated it, she loathed him and didn't want this to happen.
Thus, despite lacking the ability to talk, the ability of telepathy awakened within Saiko in that moment and her fading consciousness swore that Dr.Hebi would regret this decision. As sparing her would only lead to further pain for himself, unending torment for her and more bodies to drop. Since, there was no way that her demonic blood and unstable mind would rest after this. If he thought he could change her? He was wrong. Dead wrong.
Yet, with her weakened state of body and mind, there was no resisting his pull and she was promptly put to sleep as the battle resolved itself as a neutral conclusion. Since, following each of their forces pulling out, the area in which they clashed in turned into a region of constant conflict soon following. Much like what was going to occur within Saiko's own spirit following the aftermath of this war. Post-Iceland
Not quite living, not quite dead. That was one way to explain the state Saiko was in prior to her awakening within Dr.Hebi's Lab. She was on the cusp of worlds once again and there was a void within herself that she was cast into. However, there was no sign of Haniel or Kanashimi to be found inside this abyss. Instead, everything turned white and Saiko found herself face to face with The Devil and person who gave her this demonic life: Mana Asthavon.
When she found this demon within her inner world, Saiko could only thing one thing: she was here for her soul. That's the only reason her foul maker would ever bother to directly invade and swarm into her spirit. However, there was no ill-will to be found. In fact, there was a sadistic pity to be had from Mana as she poked fun and felt great disappointment in how she was wasting her talents. As, to The Queen, Saiko had all the potential in the world to prevent her circumstance, yet each time she wasted them and fell prey to her own weaknesses at every crucial moment in her miserable life.
No matter all the confidence, bravado, progression, effort and work Saiko put into her lives, they always fell short of reaching their intended goal and crumbled into the depths of a depressive oblivion to form the pathetic creature she was now. All of the blood on her hands, the destruction of her soul and the brink of death that she was on now -- was all her fault. All because she kept blaming herself, blaming herself and blaming herself as she sunk further and further into her own tomb of dread, depression, fear and wasted potential.
Never once did she earnestly tried to break the cycle. That much was obvious to The Queen. Round and round she went, like a hamster stuck in a wheel, she repetitively continued to make the same mistakes consciously to self-sabotage her own growth because she was terrified of what awaited her beyond the walls of her own sorrow and misery. In fact, she RELISHED in this pain and her body sought out SUCH pain because it was the only thing that made her feel alive, complete and whole. And for that reason is why she was just as mad as The Embodiment of Madness and Lunacy, or that Crazed Doctor who saved her from certain doom.
All the disadvantage she suffered in this world was from her own doing since day one. She was a fool that ignored, hid and suppressed the ways of this world for nearly two centuries and paid the price for it with her soul and the blood of those whom were close to her. If she had just been strong, even in spirit, for those moments in her life where she was killed -- perhaps things would not be as they are now. For what Mana intended to teach her feeble progeny was that this world worked on resolve.
No matter if it was right, in just or some twisted force in between; Saiko would never discover what her heart truly seeks in the subdued state it was in. For it was like a bird whose wings were chained to the ground and unable to find their place in the sky as they were constrained by Saiko's own cowardice. So, because of this, this was the future she chose and she would rather be hurt, tormented and broken for eternity than own up and face this fact, this reality and this world.
With no way to fight her logic, there was only one thing that Saiko could do: accept it. There was no way out this time. On the 3rd cycle of her lifetime, she had to own up to these mistakes, these faults and properly figure out ways to deal with them. Otherwise, as both Saiko and Mana came to realize, these instabilities would devour, break and destroy the very essence of who Saiko was. Much like the plague that that cursed her makers own body; as she even found empathy enough from Saiko to divulge her own enslavement to madness and being compelled to follow her nature. And, being that she was one of her children, Saiko to would have to find her tainted wings to fly and soar above it all with her will.
Therefore, as her heart yearned and craved to taste Ash's flesh once more, Mana advised for Saiko to dry her tears, find her strength and embrace her maddening blood because they were both cut from the same cloth. And, while she wasn't doing this for the most noble of intentions, she hadn't much intent for one whom shares her mark to die such a woeful and sorry death.
So, it was in that moment that Saiko decided she would do whatever it takes to destroy her own isolation, loneliness and melancholy from causing her such pain. And, to do that, she would need Ash's light and she would take it no matter what for her own selfish motives and desires. Even if it meant forsaking her principles, even if it meant becoming a betrayer again, even if it meant hurting someone, even if it meant ending the lives of others; she would find the resolve to discover what it is this demonic blood in her desired and she would allow it to pave the way to her happiness.
That happiness she so vehemently fought against her entire life. The happiness that she was so scared to claim and call her own. Within her fragile hands, this happiness clung and she would cling to it for dear life and would let no force, no person and no event prevent her from attaining it. She wanted to bare all the love her heart had to give and bestow to the one person in this damn universe capable of baring that burden. That was her one true desire. Which, in the end, was all Mana desired to see of someone who dared to be an Asthavon. And with that, The Demon Queen allowed Saiko to feast upon her power and reach a new level of strength to see her ambitions come to life.
Hence, by the time Saiko had awaken out of her coma, those intense feelings which festered from her meditative state rushed over her and transformed the psyche of Saiko into someone more resolved, determined and reckless with her suicidal desires giving her a new leash on life. She was unbound by consequence and laws because her life could just as easily be taken away or allowed to be prolonged. Therefore, she was free to act and operate however she saw fit as long as she was willing to see her desire through to the very bitter end.
Ergo, as memories of The Dream Institute flooded her mind, Saiko realized that once again she was trapped within a laboratory and she wasn't going to be abused, used or tormented by anyone or anything any longer. Therefore, for the first time in many years, she felt a surge of genuine anger rush through her veins. In part because her emotional numbness wore off, and because this bastard was serving as a blockade to the warm embrace of Ash's light she wished to hold for her own. Not to mention the fact that she loathed scientific types with a passion, there was all the reason in the world for her to obliterate and destroy anything she saw that stood in her way.
Thus, Saiko began her rampage through his lab and demolished entire chunks of his underground base in order to make him rue daring to save her and then standing in the way of her salvation. She brought ruin to many miles of experiments, devices and bases until Dr.Hebi himself finally sealed her within his War Time Barrier and kept the feisty Saiko contained. From there, he began to interrogate her and ask Saiko what were her reasons for wanting to leave so badly and get her to confront her own cognitive dissonance. To which, Saiko responded with venom and went as far as to produce cracks within one of the strongest barriers Dr.Hebi could produce as a sign of how committed her will was to this task.
However, she did grant him this much:
"I will go wherever my heart pleases. I don't care where it leads, but anywhere is better than here."
Those two sentences described what Saiko was running on at that point. The only thing she cared about was fulfilling the yearnings of heart and she would not stop until they were satisfied. To which, Dr.Hebi picked up on, forced Saiko to realize and eventually had her reclunatly agree with his stance that she desired to live; even if it was a more wreckless version of her life. Internally, however, she was grateful that he had spared her life because this was another opportunity to find the love and light she subconsciously desired in Ash.
Therefore, after the barrier dissolved, The Doctor saw no point in keeping her held up and allowed Saiko to be freed. From there, she would silently thank him and move on to the outlands of Demon World. It is there that she would move on with recovering from her injuries substantiated from Ice Land. With her demonic blood at it's peak, now was the time to develop her new sense of self and power to make her stronger in order to reach and ascend to the goals she held so highly in her heart. 2416Seeking Out Her Lover
Following the months after her mad stint at the doctors, a lot of things had changed for Saiko. She had recently spent a few months off from Shadow Fall and focused that time in honing her skills to become a proper knight and warrior to save Ash from the darkness surrounding him. As, following Iceland, his health had greatly deteriorated to the point where he was restricted 24/7 to a hospital bed. That hurt Saiko in so many ways because she knew she was responsible for that and she didn't want his beautiful light crushed by her putrid clutch.
But, one has to ask the question: HOW did she even know that? Karakura Central was one of the most secure and locked down places on the planet. So, to even so much as get a peak, you'd have to be near suicidal to have a chance at breaking into it's depth. And, the answer was simple: it lays in the blood. To be more precise: the blood and energy which flowed through Ash which kept him from dying on that day made a pseudo bond with his essence.
While he was not entirely marked and claimed by Saiko, she could still observe and feel every pain, ache and sight which took place in his hospital bedroom as he kept both the note she left him and the traces of her energy within him. From this, she was able to observe and witness how all of his cherished loved ones steadily left his side and left him alone to cope with his injuries in isolation. The bond between them became so deep that she even shared his dreams, listened in to his thoughts and felt his whole essence ache and quiver from the entire ordeal.
This -- was unacceptable.
She was going to do whatever it took to hold him, love him and break him from his prison. Saiko had to save his dream and free him from the nightmare she bestowed upon him. Luckily, The Demon Queen seemed to be quite lenient on her at the time, as it appeared she never bothered to send anyone after her following their spiritual meeting upon the cusp of her near death experience. Therefore, she took it upon herself to forge a new mission: infiltrate Karakura Central, locate Ash, free him and take him back to Demon World. It was as simple as that.
Therefore, she started her operation by hiring paid spies through Shadow Fall's wealth of resources in order for them to visit Karkaura Central. Once there, they would have found the location where Ash was being held, mapped out the building, it's defenses, employees, daily routines and tons of other miscellaneous data until Saiko had a fall understanding of the building.
From there, Saiko would follow and learn the schedules of those in charge of protecting and guarding Ash Iramashsa. As, with that knowledge, she was then able to assassinate one of the Vanguard's unnamed elite and utilize her demon magic in order to infuse their skin and energy frequency to mask her own. After that point, she would then be able to set-up her traps across the hospital to ensure that the mission would have fallbacks in case it resulted in failure. Proceeding that, it was all about enacting the plan, breaking Ash out in the middle of the night and running away from it all.
Hence, with all the plans put in place, she'd then single-handedly commence her stealth mission and seek to kidnap Ash away from the hospital at the peak of midnight. Hiding in plain sight, Saiko ventured to the ward where he was located in and locked it down promptly after she was assigned to watch over him. With little time to act, Saiko awakened Ash and signaled that his time out of darkness had came.
Sickened from bodily illness, but relieved by her presence, Ash accepted and embraced Saiko as he was soo happy to see her once again. As, with the blood which flowed through him, she could sense the love beating inside of Ash and Saiko knew he was hers. Thus, after they caught up, Saiko asked him to just run away from it all with her. They both were in pain, and they both needed each now more than ever. So, she wanted him to come to demon world and escape the hellhole he found himself through.
Anxious, but open, Ash contemplated it and promptly accepted her offer as he wanted nothing more to save her, love her and be there for Saiko no matter what. After promises were exchanged, kisses shared and their love cemented i nto a relationship; they both fled into the night and left both of their factions to pick up the pieces of what may undoubtedly spark a conflict between their organizations.Returning Home
To the sands of Demon World did Ash and Saiko dare to flee from it all. After Ash left everything behind in Karakura Central, Saiko took him to an unnamed forest in one of the many sections in the endless zone of the Sirsa Nation's out lands. It is there where they would take refuge in a lush, plum forest with rich stars in the atmosphere which made it seem like a little piece of heaven in the depths of hell. For it this serene setting which was Saiko's home and she invited him into her manor to recover.
As, at this point, Ash was as sick as a dog and his body was extremely frail. Therefore, she took him to the top of her estate and prepared to connect herself to the Demi Network. This is because she was able to establish a magic based bridge to some of Shadow Fall's finest healers. And, through their satanic magic, channel a healing based sigil around Ash's decaying body in order to restore some of his health, vitality and life back to make him thicker, fuller and less sick. Saiko even went as far as to inject more of her own energy into him in order to accelerate the process.
Which, fortunately for them, worked. As, after a few minutes of this, Ash leaped into Saiko's arms, pressed her confessed against the ground and showed her that he was getting back to normal after he confessed he was so happy to be with her. And those words were all Saiko needed to hear to know that her sacrificial actions were worth it. Even if she died, as long as she could make him happy, that's all that mattered in the world to her.
With one final kiss, she'd embrace her new lover before the likes of Neoveta Asthavon arrived on the scene and questioned both them as to what they were doing. In an explosive entrance, she was furious because neither of them knew the extend of consequences that their actions may cause. However, since Saiko was still her sister, she would not skewer them both where they stood. They would not be slain, if for not for no other reason than the fact that Neoveta herself had a creed to uphold. However, it was clear at this point that their lives would forever be changed....
...but Saiko was ready to face these dangers head first with this ray of light in her hands. As, no matter what, she would not let anyone or anything take this away. She would cling, hold and fight to the bitter death for this happiness she had.
Therefore, after having seen her resolve for this love, The Demon Princess seemed to otherwise ease off the desire to want to separate them. As, when observing this, the Asthavon appeared to reflect and contemplate on her own love affair with the demon known as Belle Viyae. With this cord of empathy made, Neoveta saw no reason to destroy them in that instance.
More than anything else, Neoveta was testing the depths of their commitment to one of another. As being lovers of war carried on it a hefty and heavyweight that could lead both of their lives towards disaster. And, if neither of them were prepared to stake their lives for it, then it was nothing more than a shallow farce that was a liability to Shadow Fall. Hence, after understanding that this was a test, Saiko seemed to ease and soften her stance on this fellow sister.
It was not in their blood to truly want to kill one another based on the fact that demons have a strong bond with one another. When they are placed into pacts, many of them often grow strong and otherworldly ties to one another. So even if Neoveta grew violent with them, the greater part of Saiko did not believe she would kill them. And, through her bond with Ash, he to began to understand that and wanted to build a bridge to have her in this new family they were creating as well.
Begrudgingly, Neoveta seemed to accept this outreach to her. To her, it was at least a sign he wasn't there to be a spy and risk Shadow Fall being compromised. Furthermore, if nothing else, they had the leverage of having the Vanguard's son in their grasp. If it came down to it, The Princess was not against using him as a pawn. Granted, the greater part of herself seemed to want to be able to make it work for her sisters. So, she accepted his love, but promptly left afterward as she had no interest in seeing what they were going to do afterward.
When they were ultimately left to their own devices, both Saiko and Ash felt waves of relief of finally being able to be with one another properly. Sure, Saiko still had many duties to perform for the likes of Shadow Fall, but the next few months were going to be rather happy time between them. Their love would flourish and repair one another's spirits the more time they spent with one another. It was quite the happy time for them and it made every job she did with Shadow Fall seem to fly on by. Counting down the hours, minutes and seconds until she could see her beloved once more and fill his warm embrace quell the depths of her unhinged soul.
Hence, it is, for this reason, that Saiko decided to forge an entire mountain to enshrine their love. Mount Anael was named after Saiko Mori's human given name. It stands for love and was founded based on her affection and devotion to Ash Iramasha. It is where their future would be carved out and where she could hopefully start a family one day. Something that she had so desired since the days she fought alongside the Gotei 13 for the hopes of her human family. It was going to be their home, their place in this universe where they both belonged. That is all that she wanted and she finally had that much within her grasps. It was such a wonderful feeling to possess that it even managed to alieve the glumness of her heart; if only for a short while.Opeartion Moon Masscare
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On April 2nd, 2416 all out war was declared on the surface of The Moon as both the Vanguard and Shadow Fall reached the apex of their clash against one another. This resulted in Saiko being drafted to battle and she was forced to put her might as an Archduke to use. Therefore, she saw to killing many thousands of Vanguard operatives in order to cease their progression forward against attacking Shadow Fall. There was little emotion felt in it for her because it was what they were signed up to do by taking up the art of the sword.
It is also why she seemed to quickly come to terms with the likes of Tsubasa Unabara slaughtering her own Shadow Fall operatives. However, this encounter was conflicting because this was yet another shadow of her past coming back to haunt the woman. Yet, by this time, the woman's resolve seemed to have hardened. As she was no longer afraid to confront him and express her sentiments of fondness for both him and his family. Even going as far as to state it was the reason why she was against killing one of his own during the Iceland Conflict when Saiko had battled against his daughter.
But, when Tsubasa dared to endanger her life, Saiko showed a sense of malice because of the fact she did not want to die. For once in her life, after many years of aimless existence, the woman had a reason to live. She wanted to carry on the flame of her life so that she may continue to live the blissful existence made by both herself and Ash's love. Therefore, she engaged in a battle against the person who had introduced her to the Soul Society. As, without Tsubasa seeing the potential of her strength, it is highly likely that she would have never walked down this corrupted road to begin with.
And while the battle grew intense, it seemed that the spirit of Saiko managed to break through the bloodlust deluding the mind of The Unabara. She had managed to overwhelm his battle spirit, restore him to the man he used to be and he expressed a great gratitude to her for that action. Even extending to the point of considering her his daughter. In that moment, despite her inability to properly express her emotions, she was happy to hear that as she had no desire to kill him or fight him. He was a good friend and ally and it was a bond she had no desire to sever after all that she had been through.
So, once their battle had ended, the two would have reformed their relationship and extended a sense of understanding among one another. Despite everything being dead and obliterated around them, all that mattered to Saiko was having this much sentiment crafted in both of their hearts. As, after their clash concluded, she would have proceeded to finish the job and destroy Sector H; effectively stealing database information, equipment, and other sensitive information on the Vanguard in the process.
After concluding with that battle and venturing back down to the earth, the moon endured heavy damage and had a good chunk of it destroyed it. Not only that, but it appeared that the black world had reformed itself and started scattering it's chaotic energies throughout different realms. This created a total sense of disaster in the world. So, As pieces of debris fell to the earth from both the explosion and The Queen of Demon's chaotic assault against the cosmos, Saiko was assigned to deal with falling space junk which fell to the earth as a result of these two events.
Thus, The Mistress of Glum was assigned help dispatch of the chunks of rock heading towards Florida with the help of Vanyel. While she wasn't a fan of his erratic behavior, it did show the woman understood how to hold her demeanor and lead the male as an Archduchess of Shadow Fall. As they both worked together to destroy an entire meteor field of debris that had endangered this section of America. It is unclear what happened to the two after their encounter, but it is assumed that Saiko was able to otherwise walk away and regroup in Demon World to go comfort and protect Ash as things got more out of control in the universe.