“ Perhaps there is still room to train. How would you two like to go a round or two? It’ll be a great opportunity to study each other's strengths and weaknesses, in order for us to be proficient should a mission arise that requires all of us.”
"Oh, I am sure we might not have met yet. My name is Yua Ayako Munetoshi; I am the newest of Captain Tenzen's chosen pupils. I am still very new to this division and being a Shinigami in general. It is an honor to make your acquaintance. I hope we will be great comrades in the future battles."
Kiku would smile at them before perking his ears up over his shoulder, was that? no, it couldn't have been. He played it off as being distracted by the cool breeze wafting throughout the hallway. Returning to his perfectly square stance and nodding while each of his comrades spoke, Kiku would continue to stretch his senses outward. Their division had been pretty silent for the past few weeks so Kiku had his suspicions of events to come.
He is essentially being an errand boy for private packages and deliveries while at the same time offering to clean up the notable mess with the secret intention of increasing the capacity of his Bankai. Having yet to of wrung the Shikai out after absorbing the soul king's blood.
Before giving his comrades an answer Kiku picked up on a mass of signatures, fluttering into existence. Jigokuchō, Hell butterflies, only visible to spiritually aware beings, and Kiku's new senses were set aflare when so many were created in the core of the Fifth Division, Kiku could only assume this meant one thing.
Lifting his hand up in front of the others, Kiku would clear his throat and then halt their line of conversation.
"Don't go too far, it appears we will be needed soon."
With a rather odd message, Kiku would then move past the others before the Jigokuchō had even reached them. Making his way to the most likely meeting area, one they have used many times before, the main courtyard. Not wanting to waste anyone's time, Kiku allowed himself the wide breadth of the hallway and used a single shunpo to clear the area. It was in this mid-leap to the courtyard the Hell butterfly found and attached itself to his shoulder.
Kiku allowed it to replay a prerecorded message sent nonother than Captain Oda himself;
”Meet me in the main courtyard immediately, I will not tolerate tardiness.”
Having been only moments after the butterflies ascended into the air Kiku would find himself in front of Captain Oda with a knee to the ground and his hands placed firmly into his lap. Tilting his head up and then standing from this formal bow Kiku would then speak to the Captain.
"Captain Oda, I can not speak for Elk or Jizakai, but the others are behind me, they will be here shortly."
Looking into his golden, glowing eyes, Kiku would examine the signatures he could, but Tenzen was such a master at this craft it was almost like looking at a veil, an invisible being. The only reason Kiku knew where to look was because of muscle memory and using the created butterflies as a base point of reference then triangulating the distance he was intercepted by his own, and that to know where to kneel for the bow.
With the recent failures of his underlings, Kiku was sure Tenzen had something planned for them to do. He had no idea what, maybe another excursion to the Dangai or the Living world. This would be Kiku's first assignment with his other division mates and would be eager on working with people of his own caliber.
He had been upping his combat expertise for the last one hundred and twenty years for the chance to work with people like this. It was sure to be a learning experience for all of them no matter what mission Tenzen sent them on.