"Dammit isn't this supposed to be Squad two's job..." the short Shinigami muttered as he leaped from building to building in Kyoto, watching for signs of trouble. According to the report, several more experienced Shinigami soldiers had been in the area and killed together, as had the Squad Eight officer who'd issued the report, before he'd been able to uncover what had done the deed. Based on the information presented, the R&D guys said it had signs of a hollow's work, but it seemed more intelligent and tactical than a typical hollow, as evidenced by the Officer's demise.
Suddenly a burst and disappearance of nearby Reiatsu caught Hiei's attention, a signal usually given off by the death of an untrained Spiritualist of some sort. Reacting swiftly, the shinigami bounded towards the location he'd sensed, at last rising over the last building to come face to face with a large hollow where he had sensed the 'signal.' Raising the left hand that held his sheathed katana, the demon-on-parole soul reaper called out to the hollow. "Tell me your name before I kill you."