If Kyoraku and Starrk were locked in a room...
As requested by anon. :)
Kyoraku: Well, if it isn’t my old pal!
Kyoraku: How have you been, man?
Starrk: …since you killed me, you mean?
Kyoraku: Ah. We’re, uh, making it awkward right away, are we?
Kyoraku: Not even going to have some tea first?
Starrk: Tea? Since when do you drink tea?
Kyoraku: I’ve always drank tea!
Starrk: I heard you just drink sake.
Kyoraku: You know I don’t like to put myself into categories. Tea, sake, whatever.
Kyoraku: But lately I’m into tea.
Starrk: That feels like a retcon.
Kyoraku: Well, Mr. Espada. You have been dead for a while. Maybe you don’t really know what I’m like.
Starrk: Aizen always served tea.
Kyoraku: So…what? You think tea is evil?
Starrk: No, but I do tend to associate it with evil geniuses.
Starrk: So I guess I’m not surprised that you drink it.
Kyoraku: You’re too kind! I’m no genius!
Starrk: But you don’t debate the evil part?
Kyoraku: Well, I am talking to a guy I stabbed in the back. After rising out of a shadow.
Kyoraku: I’d say you’re pretty familiar with my “dark side.”
Starrk: Was that…a pun?
Starrk: Did you just make a pun about killing me?
Starrk: While talking to me?
Kyoraku: I thought I might lighten the mood! It’s getting a little tense in here.
Starrk: You made a pun about killing me.
Starrk: You know, we both told each other that we didn’t want to fight.
Starrk: But I have a feeling I was the only one who really meant that.
Starrk: You like killing people, don’t you?
Kyoraku: I do what needs to be done, even if it’s evil. And evil used to combat evil isn’t evil.
Starrk: That’s a lot of “evil” in one sentence.
Kyoraku: Now you’re sounding like my subordinates.
Kyoraku: They were really upset that I let Aizen out of jail.
Starrk: I can’t say I blame them, given their perspective.
Starrk: I always liked Aizen well enough, myself.
Kyoraku: Really? I didn’t think any of you espada were truly loyal to him.
Starrk: Why would you say that? You think that because we are hollows, we can’t be loyal?
Kyoraku: I just figured he was a terrible boss.
Starrk: He promised me that he’d take me somewhere I’d have colleagues that I didn’t kill with my spiritual pressure.
Starrk: And he did.
Starrk: Thanks to him I didn’t wander alone in the desert forever.
Starrk: And in return, I was loyal.
Kyoraku: That’s very touching.
Starrk: Is that sarcasm?
Kyoraku: No! We’re getting to know each other.
Kyoraku: For all we talked, we didn’t get to know each other that well during our fight.
Starrk: I certainly don’t remember you having an eye patch.
Kyoraku: Oh that! New injury. Recent thing.
Starrk: I associate eye patches with Nnoitra.
Starrk: But I assume you don’t have a hole straight through your head.
Kyoraku: Not that I’m aware of!
Starrk: So I have to know. Did you decide to fight me because you could sense I was the strongest?
Starrk: Did you sense that we were somewhat alike?
Starrk: Or why?
Kyoraku: Well, to be honest……I thought you had a cool goatee.
Starrk: And this made you want to….murder me?
Kyoraku: I’m a complicated guy.