THE RAVEN DESCENDS
Artist: Katawa Shoujo - Song: Nocturne - Word Count: 538
Jinsei wa totemo omoshiroidesu.
Life is so very amusing.
And it was. To be invited to such a strange social event was both puzzling, and amusing to Henrex. He had never been one for these kinds of things. He was a samurai, and a ninja. Back then, he had little time for socializing with others. He had his home to defend. So, to think that Ritsuko would invite him of all people...
Well, that just made it interesting, didn't it?
So, Henrex softly paced around his room, the quiet tapping of his boots sending out soft echoes that bounced off the walls of his home in the Seireitei. Taking in a deep breath and stopping just short of his desk, before gently pushing his fingers against the end of a pen, pushing it upwards and causing it to be perfectly symmetrical. A soft smile passed over his face, before turning and looking at his bed. Laying there was the typical form of his Zanpakuto.
A traditional Japanese katana. The voids stared at the weapon for what seemed to be the longest time, before his eyes shut, and the weapon vanished. There would not be a need for weapons tonight. But, paranoia set in, and Henrex frantically stored hidden weapons all along his body as a failsafe. Needles, shuriken, kunai, all kinds of weapons were now in place along his body and inside his clothing. A deep sigh came from him, now feeling safe with a weapon at beck and call, even if they weren't as effective as a sword, a ninjato, or even his fists and feet.
So, with a final sweep of his room, his eyes scanning every last item with extreme precision, down to the very last speck of light that graced itself upon his abode. Narrowing slightly, before shutting entirely, and letting out the air that compressed itself within his lungs, Henrex now felt that he could leave without any worry. So, with him stretching his arms outward, and allowing his energy to flow downwards to his lower half of his body, before a churning azure blue portal would spin to life in front of him.
Pushing his weight into his tips of his toes, before shooting off faster than a rocket, breaking the sound barrier in an instant, Henrex burned through the demon portal, before the blue light that surrounded him soon changed to a blackened moonlit sky, followed by the surroundings of Africa. Turning his head from left to right, Henrex soon was able to pick up and trace the Quincy girl's spiritual essence, and his body immediately shot off in the mixture of Flash Step, Shadow Movement, and a burst of natural speed.
The home came into sight rather quickly, and Henrex's body halted all movement, emitting a silent shockwave as he now stood mere feet away from Ritsuko's door. A small smile spread across his face as he snapped his fingers, his body immediately being covered in the same azure blue light as before, before fading, revealing the new attire that he had. A simple set of what could either be considered as pajamas, or as casual attire.
Gently raising an ashen arm from his side, his arm reached forward and gently tapped three times on the door.