She rolled her eyes. "It always is, where you're concerned. He's at the lookout post – I take it we're joining him?"
Ulquiorra nodded curtly, his frown returning. "Neliel, can you sense Captain Soi Fon at all?"
Her breath caught. "No. But then, she can be damn impossible to sense when she chooses. It's a stealth force thing. Still…" She looked up to meet his eyes. "Why do I get the feeling that this isn't good?"
"We're in Hueco Mundo", Ulquiorra remarked, his eyes hard. "Good, no matter how you define the concept, tends not to exist here."
Nel sighed. "And here I was hoping you'd have an answer to dispel my concerns. Alright then, let's go."
Swiftly, they made their way to their companion, Ulquiorra's mind ticking over the whole way there.
Grimmjow, despite what he would have others believe, is an emotional creature. He loses control of his feelings regularly – during fights, when he's insulted, around his captain. Temporarily losing the ability to keep his reiatsu in check is something that happens on a daily basis for him, but I have never seen it happen on this level before, except maybe…
Except, perhaps, a few days ago, when he thought Captain Soi Fon was dying.
Which is worrying. If it took something of that magnitude to bring this out in ...