Later on in this community, I did call Ulquiorra being able to regenerate and I did call his pretty demon wings! Yey me! I got to laugh at my foes who predicted that Ishida was not going to show up at the tower because he was busy trying to find a way out of Hueco Mundo with Mayuri or making out with Nemu and I think a lot of us breathed a little "told ya so" when Orihime didn't give IchiThing a Cooldown Hug at the end of the UlquiIchi fight.
Now people are talking about what's going to happen whenever (2010?) Kubo-sensei returns us to the top of the dome. I'm not handing out prizes or drabbles for people who make correct predictions this time because I have no time to drabble, only to make polls. So here's a perfectly useless poll and if it doesn't satisfy your prognosticative needs, please detail your predictions for what's going to happen in the comments.
When we get back to the top of the dome....
Orihime will have healed Ishida hand and restored Ichigo's clothes and there's no emotional talk because it's time for another battle!
Ishida will have died from blood loss. Cue angst fest.
Ishida will cue Ichigo in on how much Orihime wept and screamed and suffered for Ichigo's sake.
Ichigo will need to remind Orihime to heal Ishida.
Ichigo will BLAME HIMSELF. For pages and panels.
Orihime will BLAME HERSELF. For pages and panels.
Ishida will tell either Ichigo or Orihime or both that no one was to blame but he might remember that he was reluctant to take Orihime up to the top of the dome.
The guilt party will be interrupted by Yammy wanting to kill Four-Eyes.
Orihime will take down Yammy.
Ishida will take down Yammy.
Ichigo will instantly un-emo and take down Yammy!
Hey look! It's Unohana!
Ichigo and Orihime have a bonding moment over their fail as Ulquiorra's ashes dance around them.
Orihime attempts to restore Ulquiorra (and either fails or succeeds but the point is she tries)
Ulquiorra who? No one even mentions him when we return to the dome.
ETA: oh, look, the Ship Manifesto Polls are back! The link will take you to a round featuring GinRan! They're still sorting out the mess with sock puppets apparently. :( The game is still on, though, so I'm glad. I got to vote for Bulma/Vegeta and Ahiru/Fakir AND GIN/Ran so I can go to bed happy tonight knowing I expressed my shipping preferences on the internet!
ETA2: Another round featuring the OT3 of Rukia/Renji/Ichigo and the pairing of Ishida/Orihime <3 is up now here