There was a splash and a thud as Orihime
lost her grip on the dishes she had been washing. The plate floated the rest of the way down into the soapy water, forgotten, as the redhead felt chilling recognition tingle the hairs on the back of her neck. Hollows.
The feeling was unmistakable; she had long been used to sensing when one was nearby. But this felt like it was stronger, and it reminded her too much of all those times lately that she knew something had happened, but she just never got there fast enough.Not this time,
she told herself, scrambling out of the tiny kitchen to the front door of her apartment. Suddenly she had difficulty standing, and clutched the door handle for support as she felt the sudden weight of crushing reiatsu around the city.
She needed to find her friends, and quickly! Regaining her composure, she threw on her shoes and ran out the front door, forgetting to shut it behind her in her worry. It wasn’t just
Hollows, she could tell. It was bigger, more dangerous, it—
Orihime barely whirled around in time as she felt the presence of something behind her, and a Hollow’s tail swept through the stairs leading up to her apartment. Crashing to the ground in a roll as the stairs crumbled, she let out a yelp and came to a defensive crouch. Her hands reached instinctively to her barrettes, and she took in her attacker, a lizard-like creature with a horned mask of sorts.
But that wasn’t the only one, was it? Knowing she had felt more than the presence of just this one Hollow, her eyes flitted around quickly, not daring to take her eyes off her current attacker for more than a second. That was when she saw more approaching, in a way that reminded her eerily of the day that Ishida-kun had challenged Kurosaki-kun. What had happened this time, to bring so many??