Artist: Elfire - Song: Bitter Valentine - Word Count: 3154
Well, wasn't this a charming little encounter? It seems that the The Partner King was just full of jovial spirits today with the way his mouth let off with the drivel coming out of his mouth. That's precisely the reaction that Shadin desired to invoke within the male if he were going to get anywhere in this fight. To him, it showed that he was steadily getting under the nerves of the Arrancar and slowly, but surely, he'd begin to unveil under his provoking words, become infuriated with his desire to become the king and actually give him a fight worth getting off his ass for. Noticing that the vicinity around them was all but unpopulated, it was clear that Grimmjow was becoming further observant of his surroundings compared to the last time these two had clashed within the city streets of Karakura Central all of those years ago. It caused a slight smirk to crack across Shadin's lips, as it seemed that he was finally beginning to learn something and perhaps there was a stronger edge to be had from his opponent this time around. "Ahhhh, so it seems the kitty is starting to get a wee bit flared up. I like that; it means you'll actually make me work up a decent sweat. I didn't come out here to fight the same old shit again; I wanna see you show me everything you've got; then I desire to crush that and beat the friggin' weakness out of you so you can display to me that sense of power within you. My clan is one of bloodlust, violence and combat; so I'll see to that this urge is settled within myself as we make this little spat across the city streets and cover the town in blood!"
Clenching his fist together, there wasn't much need to concern himself with the damage done to the area; for they were in a secluded section of Karakura Central and he could easily rearrange or reconstruct then the smoke from this clash had settled in. For now? What was important was making sure that cero didn't make an impact on him just yet. Thusly, he summoned a quick shot of his vast spiritual reserves in order to have a bright burst of white light temporarily come into view around his body. Within span of time equivalent to a heart beat? Shadin's brain was already piecing together the calculations needed in order to reject this assault from making an impact against his body.
Creating a telekinetic shield around himself, The Beast of Karakura utilized this attribute of his mental abilities in order to have the colossal blast negated by releasing an equivalent of that energy burst in the form of a Telekinesis based explosion. The bang that resulted by these two forces colliding caused windows to shatter, the earth beneath to buckle and a slight tremor of an Earthquake to rumble for a few miles outward as things were beginning to heat up in this showdown of beasts. The air was crackling to life, screaming and intensifying in heat from the sheer presence of this individual's cranking up their spiritual pressure to do combat with one another; it certainly was quite the seen for any spectators around watching from the Yuudeshi Network. "Oh, but were those not words you uttered out to the likes of Ichigo Kurosaki so many years ago? I was a witness to that scarp when I was nothing but a wee runt scared of my own shadow. Watching you two go head to head, you clearly uttered rhetoric bravado along the lines of simplistic ideals as baiting him out to fight by means the classical showdown between Shinigami and Hollow! Whichever side loses is annihilated, RIGHT? The last one standing gets to home, AM I CORRECT? There isn't any better reason to fight, NO? These aren't my words, but ones you've spoken so long ago I doubt you even remember them. But I certainly have, hehehe."
Still having room to talk during all of this commotion, it wasn't that difficult for the albino male to keep track of these things. After all, the way his mind perceived the world? A few seconds could be more than a few minutes for him. So every ounce of time that moved forward in this battle of beast's, it was another second he savored to the best of his ability as he felt himself beginning to laugh from the sheer thrill of it; a sensation he hadn't had for quite some time. Blood was pumping, blood was jumping and his utter essence was screaming out for a good fight. Grimmjow had to deliver, Grimmjow WAS going to deliver; this was absolute in Shadin's mind. Every fiber of his being desired this as he started cackling with sheer, psychotic delight.
Licking his lips from the scent of freshly made blood in the vicinity, the smell of this iron was enough to kickstart Shadin's senses into overdrive as he let out a brutal howl of laughter; eyes gleaming a bright shade of crimson red as the aura around The Yuudeshi started to spark to life in the form of electricity swirling around his body like a crackling vortex. In the moment that The Aqua Haired Arrancar came to strike that blow to Shadin's face, it would instead be met with a colliding fist; the likes of which caused yet another decimating explosion and over roaring sonic boom to envelop the area.
Flares of lightning soon scattered across the range as these two forces smashed headfirst together, causing a good deal of smoke to radiate off the fist of The Yuudeshi and slight burns to occur on his knuckles from this thrusting of their punches. In that moment, he could grow to appreciate the difference in Strength that, for all intents and purposes, his rival had started to achieve. After all, anyone who has enough nerve in themselves to face The Beast of Karakura more than once in combat was good enough to be considered into the rankings of a worthy challenger. It's why there was such elaton within The Male: not many of his challengers he had faced off against in recent years seemed to the capacity to face him in the hells of combat after they got a showcase of what he was capable of. So to see someone like this, who is clearly putting everything he has got into his attacks, despite the fact he is facing off against one of the strongest fighters in the world, was a rather...relieving feeling. "Oi, Arrancar, I believe the concept of experimentation and test are way above your head. You clearly don't know much about the way I operate. When utilizing techniques like that, I weed out the shitheads, wimps and those with weak constitutions. If you were able to somehow be in a condition to fight, maintained that vigor of yours and come at me with fist swinging; then you'd be beneficial towards receiving my hand. Which is why you'll get that which you are thirsting for by not having crumbled over that."
Blowing the smoke away from his fist, although there was pain associated with this connecting hit, it wasn't anything Shadin hadn't encountered before; but that wasn't the point. There seemed to a change in aura within the likes of The Panther compared to the last time these two had fought. Watching their attacks collide together, he'd pay tribute to each of them lighting up the skies of Karakura Central as these colossal explosions generated such...overwhelming will. Yes, that's what the conundrum behind this was. As the smoke from the blast cleared, so to did the arrogant and cocky persona of The Beast fade away as well. In it's place? There was someone who was deeply satisfied, yet utterly focused to the objective at hand. Not anything remotely compared to the gleam in his eyes previously that merely yearned for stomping, crushing and tearing his opponent to smithereens. Indeed, the smugness of Shadin's facial expression had turned to sunder, and in return an appeased grin came into view.
As their eyes locked on with one another, The Yuudeshi was more than familiar with that sort of intensity radiating from the man's essence. It's one he faced many times before encountering fighters who mastered the depth of willpower within The Yuudeshi Clan; which meant it was comparable to his own in a sense. Reflecting back on his youth, it was quite the amusing circumstance he was in. Remembering his hunger, fury and determination to destroy all those who looked down him; a flashback to his encounter with Misaiko Sugiura came into mind. For during that battle across Karakura, even if he had not came to that draw, the convictions behind the teenaged youth's words and actions were going to shatter the barriers of The Queen's perception of him. No more would be be dominated, no more would be considered a joke and no more would be looked down upon. Through those hands, hands which radiated such power, he'd command the respect he deserved and set himself on the path towards attaining the strength he had now.
Thus, as Shadin had awakened back to the reality of things, he took a gaze into the look inside of Grimmjow's eyes. For but a view seconds, behind that blood thirsty mask of The Partner King mirrored the person The Beast of Karakura used to be so many centuries ago; and it made him chuckle upon this introspection of himself. Within the gears inside of The Yuudeshi's head, these thoughts made him ponder at what that sense of his former self would think about as he had progressed into the monster he was today. Pausing for a few moments, this undoubtedly caused him to become a bit more somber in presence from this track of thinking. As a strong gust of wind surged over the area, the firmness beaming out of the eyes of The Beast grew stronger in radiance. Curling his fist into a tight ball, there wouldn't be anymore games from this point onward. If he wanted this side The Beast to take him critically, he'd certainly get it that wish on this day.
In such a swift way, as each of Grimmjow's resolved strikes meshed against Shadin, his fist would meet him at every turn to block them from making a hit with his first rate speed. Moving like a mad man, The Beast of Karakura's eyes soon started to widen; come to life and awaken as a very intent, overwhelming and hardened force of boldness, purpose had enveloped them. No longer was there the ambition to inflict bloodshed upon this individual exuding from The Yuudeshi's eyes, but pure and utter determination resonated within them as they oozed forth with an illuminating white light. From this sensation, this appearance change; even The Partner King could realize something had switched within him. The Ruler of This City was utterly possessed by this combative will they each shared and the time for petty words were over.
Shifting his body towards the direction of Grimmjow, the the winds within the area's would accelerate in speed as a chill in the air soon consumed the area. For when Shadin set his sights upon this cero blast, nothing but an utter monster of collected will was sensed throughout the range of the metropolis; resulting in the emission of sounds akin to cheetah's snarling, growling and roaring with utter conviction to fight to bellow throughout the area and causing the very Earth around them to quiver in fear from the vibration of The Beast's soul. Soon his body was radiating thick emissions of white reiatsu that were similar in style to a blazing flame; raising his hand upwards towards the cero blast, he'd charge at it head first without any signs of hesitation whatsoever.
Directing the power of his psyche into his fist, this was the spirit of Shadin Yuudeshi. His mind, body and soul were all one force meant to crave their intentions into this world with a iron grasp. Hence, in a focused state of utter control, he'd completely surround his body within a telekinetic force. Shielding him from harm, he'd jolt himself further into the blast as he'd harness the power of his kinetic energy to rip through the daunting cero with his bare hands. Of course there were freshly made burns radiating out that fist of his after performing such a feat, but it didn't matter. This was a statement move: the walls between them were being shattered. Of course he could see in Grimmjow's eyes at this point that he desired to reduce this obstacle in his path to rubble, but at the same time that would induce the fact that he wasn't just another showboat to be beaten or maimed. No. The spirit of The Beast was much more than that and he'd soon learn it this day as it's aura propelled him to rip the potential out of Grimmjow.
As the electricity shatter across The Yuudeshi's body signified that the telekinetic layer that was protecting him had been broken, those fierce eyes of Shadin's would state intently down on to Grimmjow's persona. Not gazing at him was if he were a cockroach underneath his shoe, but if he had truly possessed the capacity to be a functioning rival of The Beast of Karakura. Thus, as the sounds of popping knuckles echoed out from the pale haired male, he'd ignore the pain associated with wandering off each of those strikes earlier. When the smoke dissipated from this man's hands from the friction associated with these blocks, he'd soon get into an offensive position, take a stance and prepare to leap at him with sheer hostile behavior rushing from every pore of his body; going as far as to even bare his fangs for the first time in many years as he undoubtedly sounded like The Beast within himself that yelled out a thunderous howl.
While hissing sounds were emitting from the feet of Shadin, it did not matter if The Partner King could sense him coming or not. In a flash, in a whirl, in the blink of an eye; he'd be all around the body of Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez like a moth to the fire. Every inch, every portion and all sections of The Arrancar's very being would be attempted to become HAMMERED, SMASHED and CRUSHED under the weight of force behind Shadin's punches. Normally, he wouldn't be one for such close ranged combat, but something was different on this day. Something within The Beast ignited an inferno in his combative style and he was going to fight with his own moxy on this day. No tricks, no nonsense and no bullshit.
Investing the dense quantities of his spiritual energy into his fist, these would be the first to make up for his weakness in this heavy by making his hits seem that much more critical to the likes of Grimmjow. From there? He'd augment it one step beyond that by taking his control of kinetic energy, motion and speed to add an edge to his strikes. And for the final touch? Making use of his telekinetic energy, he'd dramatically increase the weight of the pressure from his blow to make something bleed across The Arrancar's body as he was coming at him with the raw force of The Beast within.
In fact, through all of these blows, he'd even go as far as to snarl like a mad man, let himself become one with his inner animal and attempt to bite the flesh off of Grimmjow's neck as he was out for him to be pushed to the utmost of his limits. Second after second, millisecond after millisecond; thousands upon thousands of these blows would be unleashed across his body as he was unleashing a highly corrosive volley of punches across the Arrancar's body; one that could even produce cracks within his Zanpakutō potentially if it took too much damage from these hits. As the cries of the frenzied and enraged beast consumed every corner of this isolated jungle of concrete, the very surroundings around them would soon be reduced to nothing but pebbles. Buildings, cars, streetlights, cameras; ALL OF IT was reduced to a state of nothingness in the wake of the explosive release of The Yuudeshi's hits.
Increasing his drive further, the reinforcement of his teeth, fist and legs would harden with a highly durable shield comprised of his spiritual energy, telekinetic prowess and momentum. Even in this chaotic blitzkrieg state, Shadin wasn't a fool. At some point, he was going to slip up, he was going to take a heavy hit and it was better to be prepared for it now rather than later. So when that time came in the next round of Grimmjow's counterattacks and offensive assaults, he'd at least be anticipated for when those blows struck his body; just so long as he was able to leave this colossal dent of what he was on The Partner King. After twenty seconds of this passed, the combined sum total of Shadin's strikes totalled somewhere in the tens of millions and had enough force within them to level this entire city; so it was obvious his energy was outputting some insane energy levels as he went to show the The King just what his speed was made of.
Accordingly, as a result of these actions, The Yuudeshi was then seen sweating immensely as he let out hot, heavy and hard breathes. No, the man certainly wasn't out of breath just yet, but you could see the heat that resonated inside of his will coming forth to the surface as he was beginning to actually put forth a decent effort into his attacks; rather than just idly standing by and letting his mind do all the task for him remotely, as he would do so very often in many of his fights against opponents who weren't worth this exertion of his strength.
Now, at this point, The Beast's Arms shaking from pure adrenaline, the actual work of his body left his mouth dry; but anticipation for what would come next let loose an exhausted grin. He'd soon end his volley of calamitous blows with a final and damning stomp to the ground; releasing a burst of kinetic outlash that be equivalent to one million hard kicks throughout the range. Scattering for about a five hundred meter radius, this entire region soon was overwhelmed by the screeching of Shadin's soul as each hit that would potentially land on him was a mark from that primal fury and inner creature within this man was certainly overflowing, out pouring and coming to the surface at long last.
This....was....The...Beast....of....Karakura coming full circle. Would The King be able to keep up with this brute?