004. WHY DO YOU EAT IT? Edit

Orihime and Tatsuki are attacked by Acidwire and Ichigo arrives just in time.

Summary :

Rukia explains that Hollows were once human, but they are still monsters that must be defeated. When Ichigo tries to press her for further explanation, Rukia says she has no time to explain, because "that girl" is going to die.

At Orihime's residence, Tatsuki tells Orihime that she should have accepted Ichigo's offer to walk her home. Tatsuki then asks if Orihime has ever been alone with Ichigo at the park, and Orihime has a strange daydream about it. Enraku then falls down, and Orihime rushes to the bear, where she notices blood. A hand comes out of the bear and rips through Orihime, causing her to fall back. Tatsuki questions what's wrong.

Ichigo and Rukia head toward Orihime's residence, with Rukia further explaining the nature of Hollows. Meanwhile, Tatsuki is knocked to the floor, bleeding, and a large Hollow approaches Orihime. Orihime notes that she's not in her body, and wants to break the chain connecting her to her body, because it hurts. She then notices that Tatsuki is in danger and knocks the Hollow aside, calling to Tatsuki that she should run, but she can't hear Orihime.

The Hollow mocks her, and moves in to attack, but Ichigo saves her.

Characters in order of appearance :

  1. Rukia Kuchiki
  2. Ichigo Kurosaki
  3. Tatsuki Arisawa
  4. Orihime Inoue
  5. Enraku
  6. Acidwire

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