Your movements were fast, flash step aiding you in your actions against Hayato, both in offense and defense. He attacked quickly and with precision but his moves were obvious. You could tell he was holding back, biding his time until he could find a way to defeat you without causing you too much harm. You decided to up the pressure, if only to make him understand the gravity of the situation. You shifted your zanpak-to, stepping forward into Hayato’s swing before he could stop himself. His blade pressed against your cheek, blood beginning to drip down your chin yet you hadn’t flinched. A steely glance at Hayato seemed to stun him as you pushed the edge of his blade away with your index finger.
“Brother, I don’t know who you think you’re fighting but I kill Hollows with my bare hands. You’re going to have to use your shikai if you want to beat me.”
He smirked. “You won’t bait me into killing you, ___.”