Ah, this is bitter dark chocolate indeed. As it should be. It is nothing less but the fight for the rest of that second chance at life what looms ahead. "For our bright and excellent nights ... For the smells of the dawning ... For the cry of [his] mate ... It is met, and [he goes] to the fight..."
I love transition from the previous page's last panel to this page's first panel, makes my heart melt in a way that it isn't gruesomely painful but the opposite.
And cheers and a lots of support from my friend who isn't in dA (it's only a question of time) but nevertheless is an avid fan of your comic, because your ideas about the story of Bleach and your storytelling skills are that impressive. Quoting her I'll say that 'the best things in Bleach are fanart and fanfiction', your fancomic being among the best of the best and very satisfactory, you know what I mean.