Ichigo, 17. Alive.
"Ichigo," Hitsugaya said, happy to see him. The pleasantry fell from his voice at the first sight of what walked in beside his friend.Hitsugaya froze. "The hell is that doing with you?"
Grimmjow struck the Shinigami with his eyes. The two of them glowered until Ichigo sucked up the courage to stand between them.
"Hitsugaya, this is Grimmjow. He's Arrancar number six. Come to help us--"
"Whoa," Hitsugaya cut in, diverting his hateful attention from Grimmjow to his rescuer. "You mean to tell me you fell for something like that?"
"Something like what?" Renji's arrival made Ichigo gush a sigh. "Ichigo, look out!"
His reaction drove Ichigo to yelling point. "How dumb do you think I am, you guys? I let him follow me!"
"Well then, I think you're pretty dumb," Hitsugaya awarded him with this verdict, casting looks between the substitute Shinigami and his Arrancar friend. "Do you have