"The Metal Cudgel Flinger"
There’re mountains of debris left after the fight between Hacchi and Barragan ended.
Love half-turning jumps out of the pile of debris and addresses Rose who still buried in debris
Love: Hey, get out of there, Rose! Hacchi did it!
After a moment Rose pulls out only his hand from under debris, and Love says frustrated
Love: Shut it! Stop lazing around and get outta there already
Rose: There's this thing called aesthetics even for pulling someone from under debris, you know!
Love: Oh, really? Then next time aesthetically don’t get buried under debris!
And then both Love and Rose look up at the sky, where they see Hacchi who just finished his grand battle, and mutter deeply moved
Rose: He really did it, our Hacchi… Even though his opponent seemed very strong…
Love: Ah, if possible I wanted us to sort it out before it happens.
Rose: Why is that?
Love: It should be obvious. Because chances are when a comrade is down the battle turns into one of revenge.
Love glances at Stark saying this. Rose noticing Love’s look glances at Stark as well.
Rose: Who knows… He doesn't really seem to be this type of person
Love: He doesn't, and that's why he's so frightening. There’re no guys who would be unaffected by death of a comrade. Well, anyway…
Love: Victor will be the one who makes the first move!
Love unsheathes his sword and mightily jumps at Stark. And
Love: Crush (uchikudake), Tengumaru!
Love goes shikai without wasting a second
Love’s sword turnes into a demon-ish club a few times larger than him
He swings this club downward at Stark
Stark reacts instantly to Love’s surprise attack
and pulls the trigger aiming at Love.
But this shot gets beaten with Love’s club
Love: Like this would work on me!
With this he viciously raises his club over his head with both hands and strikes at Stark one again.
zudoo (sound of heavy hit)
Stark dodged Love’s earlier attack and appeared behind Love’s back,
but now gets hit with this one.
There’s great explosion from the hit and all gets covered in dust clouds.
Stark smashes into the ground from the hit.
Stark: This hurts
Lylinette: Stark! What are you spacing out here for?! Aren’t you fighting for revenge?!
Stark doesn’t even attempt to get up lying where he fell. He says sulkily
Stark: I said that I’m not the [revengeful] type, didn’t I. Even Aizen-sama doesn't feel like helping us… They’re strong… I get clear, so enough of this. If you understand let’s just go home and sleep…
Lylinette: STAAARK!!! Are you idiot or something?! You’re #1! Remember this and don’t lose your face! You haven’t been serious from the moment we arrived here! Aizen-sama gave you #1 because he believes in your strength! If you don't like your comrades dying and their number decreasing, then you have no choice but to fight!
Stark: Yeah, you’re right…
At this moment Love after landing a hit at Stark suddenly feels something
Love: His movements have become duller compared to earlier ones. So he's the type who wavers after all?
Rose who appeared behind Love asks
Rose: Have you beaten him?
Love: Hardly. It’s just there’s no sign of movement is all. Is he planning something I wonder… Whatever the case, the dust isn’t clearing and I can’t do anything from here anymore
Rose: It’s because of your own attack that you lost the opportunity for the next attack… You’re just unbelievable…
Love: Shut up! I didn’t lose it yet!
Stark emerges from the dust.
Love: "He's here!!"
Love leaves Rose behind
and rushes towards Starck.
He swings down the cudgel.
Starck uses Lilynette to stop the blow.
Love: "Making a person wait so long? Are you heartbroken?”
Starck: "Well, something like that."
They clash again.
Love: "Unexpected! I thought you hollows didn't have a heart!"
Starck: "You're one to talk. You have something like a hollow, too.
Wasn't that a mask you took out before?"
Love: "Are you talking..."
Love moves his hand over his face.
In his masked state he says to Starck,
Love: "about this?"
Love's mask is similar to that of an ogre. He says to his cudgel,
Love: "Let's go, Tengumaru...you'll have to brave a little heat."
He brings it up over his head and cries,
Love: "Hifuku no Kotsuchi" ("Fire blowing mallet")
Once the huge amount of smoke lifts,
Starck's has disappeared.
Love: "...He's gone again...where to?"
Rose: "Up there, Love!!"
Love looks up and is shocked. He mutters,
Love: ".........What is that......!?"
He sees Starck followed by wolves spanning as far the eye can see.
What is this herd?