The problem was that Takehiko couldn't use anything else. His powers were vastly limited at the moment. He could only drain blood not manipulate his own. That was beyond the current scope. He relaxed now as blood began refilling rapidly inside his body. Takehiko could refuel very fast after the fact thankfully. But it required a still position. His eyes took a moment to adjust blinking now. What was this familiar sensation around his throat? He felt digits begin to coil as a whisper entered his ears. Chills ran down his spine as his features outside began to pale. It was the feeling of those familiar icy words going through him. "How long will you remain deaf to me?"
But that didn't make sense as he could hear her fine. Was it Chi no Miru choking him for failing her? "Wrong answer."
Tightening on his throat made him go to jump, but her grip was steady. Holding him down it was then he noticed it. The voice was two people speaking at one time.
No, he had to be imagining things but as though she read his mind. Her digits softly loosened as her frame pushed into his again. "You are so close now...call me..say it out loud. I want to hear my name."
She said in his ear as his eyes blinked now. Looking around as a hand reached up to his throat. His eyes looking concerned now. Where was he at as he took in the scenery for a moment. Looking lost and confused his mouth muttered a single word. " Mizugameza no Jijitsu"
His zanpakuto suddenly gushed with blood dripping as it broke into two small forms. Daggers each resting in his hand now as they rested firmly. They were twin suicide daggers used in an execution. When one committed suicide for dishonor. Both daggers held a traditional Japanese look. Blood ran along the tip of one dripping down its edge. This was the form his sword had been meant to take originally. "That's it Takki, you've got it now..Drain and pulse that is the nature of our reality. We are two and one at the same time. Never forget my name..embrace the pain fo carving."
She said as Takehiko turned his head.
His twin blades remained in his hands now as he looked left to right as blood rippled back inside him. Being consumed into his body rapidly recovering lost nectar. Slowly he began to stand up inhaling softly. Glancing at both his hands as no insertion was made. The one dagger merely sucked hungrily through his palm. While the other remained calm and unmoving. Pain suddenly surged through his body as blood emerged from his skin. Bubbling and crawling like a bug beneath the skin. It was painful to use at the moment as a bloody tendril emerged from his back. It held a liquid form as three more emerged from his back. Causing him to wince almost tumbling forward. His teeth gritted as his mask fell into a dark mist. It hurt so much these tendrils being called forth. "I....argghh!"
He tried to form words as he breathed heavily now sweat glistening down his forehead. Slowly dripping across his chin as sweat glistened around him. "I....am..sorry...she..lied...their...were...two...always..two."
Takehiko maintained this new Shikai form now. Knowing now that the price to pay was sacrificing his pain. No, he could get used to this now no further changes were needed. The pain was something he could grow used too regardless of how extreme. He felt her grinning as she sat running her digits along with the liquid blood. Slowly behind him, two of them emerged the smaller which he'd called Chi no Miru. Now he knew their real name but it didn't make it any easier. Their power was painful extremely so. But pain meant he needed to adapt to it. He'd done it again as well, accidentally releasing his shikai here. That was the purpose of going forward He came here to train with Captain Shin and grow now. "Should I proceed as planned and try merging my blood and hollow powers?"
Takehiko asked softly as he looked towards Shin now.