Hanako remained silent for a few seconds. Then her thumb, that she had lodged under the tsuba to fling the sword out of it's sheath in a split second, went up and grabbed the tsuba's rim. Slowly she pulled the sword fully into it's sheath, where it locked in place with a soft tug. The Arrancar may or may not have seen the movement, but at least to Hanako it changed the whole situation.
With a mental command she activated her denreishinki implant.
"You can stand down. I think there's no immediate danger to the populace. Stay put for now." She said, seemingly to thin air, while she held the Arrancar in her gaze.
When she ended the short call to her squad she nodded at him.
"You still haven't told me your name." She said as she stepped a few paces closer.
"Our being here is nothing personal." Hanako said. "We just registered an unknown Arrancar in the world of the living, so we came to investigate. It also has nothing to do with the location."
There was no need to reinforce that it was the duty of the Shinigami to protect the mortals. He probably knew that. It was a piece of luck that Hanako was here today. She had no personal grudge against Hollows as a whole, even if some of them had played their foul game with her. But the connection to project her anger and hatred of a few to the whole of a species was never made in her brain. Others would probably just have cut down the Arrancar, reintegrated him into the soul cycle, and be already on their way back home by now.
"Tell me a little bit more about yourself." Hanako said.
"The more I can write in my report, the better. For example: How does that absorption work? I've never heard of a Hollow that could survive without eating souls. The one I met before was peaceful as well, yes, but he had lost most of his memories, so there would have been no way to be sure if he had or had not consumed souls."
She paused for a moment. Hanako just realised a very fascinating fact: if he was really a Hollow of only one single soul, he was in fact closer to being a human, than any Shinigami was. At least in a way. He had humanoid form, he had supernatural powers and could release his Hollow form...but even a Shinigami, hollowfied or not, had his or her soul split into at least two parts: the Shinigami and the Zanpakuto. Sure, both parts of the same being, but also separate individuals.
"Say...how long have you slept? Because...I visited Hueco Mundo a while ago. It was practically deserted. Las Noches, a huge city-palace, centuries old, was completely empty. No one lives there, it seems. Maybe they all just hid, but...well, just saying."
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