Hotaru felt a strong pulse of reiatsu when he was just about to take out one of the soul reapers, he stopped in the middle of a cut in about six inches from the enemy. He raised his zanpakuto and turned away, looking in the way that the reiatsu came from.
The soul reaper that was left alive raised his sword and attacked Hotaru from the behind. When the sword is one inche away of cutting of his left arm Hotaru moved a couple of inches to the right, avoiding the sword.
He stabbed the soul reaper in the chest without turning away from the source of the strong reiatsu that he had just felt.
"hm.. Yaldabaoth's dead" he said to himself. "I guess Shion left him behind.." he thought to himself. "well there's nothing to do bout that. I'll just go find myself another one" he said to himself as he jumped strait up in the air to get to the top of a high building next to him.
He could feel that some of the matsuki members had released their zanpakuto so he thought that he could at least release them as well.
While he was standing on the rooftop and thinking about if he were to release them or not a soul reaper and his hollow partner sneaked up on him. Hotaru was interrupted in his train of thought by a big claw that smashed him of the roof. He was a little disturbed that he was interrupted while he was thinking but decided to take that after he had finished the enemy.
He lands in one of the flower gardens in the soul society, the soul reaper and his hollow cached up in a matter of seconds. Hotaru rises and softly says "Emit Kanetsu" and as he says that his katana changes into a tanto and the air around him starts to get a little blurry. The soul reaper could feel a warm wind to his face when he commanded his hollow to charge in to trying to get another hit on Hotaru. The tanto started to glow as if it was red hot and the flowers around Hotaru catch fire and created a ocean of fire. The hollow started to turn in pain because of the heat and were finished by hotaru when he passed him to get to the soul reaper, who tried to flee but when he had turned around hotaru stood in his way. He reduced the radius of the heat to only a single meter radius which made it increase the heat times 10. The soul reaper screamed in pain as he catch fire. His skin started to melt as he tried to escape in another direction but he collapsed in pain and Hotaru just left him to die a painfull death.