At Kyoko Town
Kenpachi woke up suddenly in the middle of the night. This startled Rose, who woke up as well. She noticed her husband's scared expression. "What's wrong dear?"
"He broke it
" Kenpachi muttered. "Ryuuga broke the seal!"
What is gonna happen now?"
"I can't tell
We can only hope for the best
"Finish this in a flash you say?" Yue laughed. "Don't make me laugh! So you can transform like me, big deal. You still can't beat me." Ryuuga simply ignored this. "It's an effort in futility."
"I don't understand
" He said calmly.
"What do you mean by futile?" He asked as he vanished again. He reappeared again in front of her.
"This" She replied slashing him. Ryuuga, however, dissipated into thin air. He reappeared behind her and sliced her back with his sword. In a spasm, Yue spun around swinging her scythe in an attempt to slice Ryuuga but he vanished again. He reappeared again a few centimeters away from Yue. "How can you move so fast!? I'm sure my scythe hit you this time!" She asked angrily.
"Kazeho. A special technique that allows the user to move faster than the eye by focusing mana on the user's feet. The movement's speed is capable of producing afterimages." He answered.
He began to teleport around Yue and attack her fiercely from every angle. As she dodged and blocked most of his attacks, Yue released a shockwave for her body, knocking Ryuuga away. He dissipated into the air again, stepping behind Yue in an attempt to stab her. As soon as the sword made contact, Yue disappeared, leaving only black feathers where she stood. Yue attacked from above but Ryuuga stepped away from it. The scythe hit the ground ,forming a crater around the area. Ryuuga was surprised.
"That's some serious power." Ryuuga muttered. "This might be an interesting fight after all." He finished with a smirk. Yue snarled at the boy viciously, rushing aggressively towards him.
"Too predictable." Ryuuga said dodging her attack and kicking her away. Yue landed on her feet but Ryuuga had a spell prepared to strike her.
"Draco Ars Magi
" He chanted, mana starting to surround his sword. "Laminae Aere" He finished, unleashing several crescent-shaped mana waves in rapid succession. The explosion caused when the waves hit Yue raised a cloud of dust. She rushed at Ryuuga from the cloud, swinging her scythe in a horizontal motion. She was attacking Ryuuga ferociously, but the Silver-Haired Ryuujin was dodging her attacks with ease. Yue lunged at him one more time but she was hit with a jaw-breaking punch that sent her flying through the nearby trees. She emerged enraged from the woods. He chuckled.
"For someone who used to be Sora's subordinate, you're pretty strong."
Both Celestes' eyes widened.
knew?" Sora asked surprised.
"I knew you were hiding something, I just didn't know what it was. I saw those 3 ganging up on you, and heard what that Tsukasa girl said before I showed up, and then I just had to put the pieces together."
"And you're still trying to protect her!?" Yue asked in disbelief.
"Even thought that she is part of an army that was trained to kill people!?"
Sora's eyes widened when Yue said that. Ryuuga seemed a bit surprised by that.
"That's right! And she used to be our division's commander. A strong warrior who would ruthlessly take down anyone who got in our way. Do you still want to protect her despite knowing that?"
Sora was looking at Ryuuga as if she was expecting any sort of response from him. There was none. She feared the worst. Yue was smirking.
Both Celestes were surprised again.
"What!?" Yue shouted in disbelief. Ryuuga turned his head to Sora. To her surprise, he was smiling at her.
You're a very gentle person, and a kind soul who always puts the others in front of yourself. I look at you know, after hearing all those things about you and I think: "There's no way such a kindhearted girl was born to kill and cause destruction
" Sora's eyes were getting teary again. "If you're standing here now, with a former ally wanting to kill you, surely it means that you betrayed them, right?" He said, slowly walking towards the Celeste.
Sore nodded, sobbing.
"If you regret what you did before
Then that's all the reason I'll ever need to protect you right now." He said, petting her head.
Yue chuckled. "How beautiful
" She clapped sarcastically.
"If you want to die protecting that bitch, so be it! I'll just vanquish both of you!" Yue said raising her scythe above her head. She began to gather the surrounding mana into her scythe.
"The only one who will die here today is you!" Ryuuga shouted. He raised his right arm, surrounding his body with pressurized mana. "Sora!"
"Do you have any strength left to put a strong barrier around you!?" He asked. Sora nodded.
"Good." He said in relief.
"Because I still
" He raised his open palm at Yue, gathering all of the pressurized mana in front of it."
haven't mastered this technique completely."
"I'll destroy all of you!" Yue shouted raising her scythe.
Tainted Nightmare!Yue shouted, releasing a massive beam of dark energy from her scythe.
Ryuuga countered her blast with his own.
"Devastating Dragon Roar!"
The concentrated mana on his palm was fired at Yue's dark blast. The large,dragon-shaped mana beam that was fired from Ryuuga's palm swallowed Yue's magic blast completely.
The black-haired celeste was struggling against the blast, trying to push it back with her remaing power.
let it end like this!"
"IT'S ALL OVER FOR YOU!" Ryuuga roared unleashing all of his power into the attack, overpowering Yue. She screamed as the blast engulfed her completely.
"Lord Azazel..." Were Yue's last words before the blast vaporized her.
A massive explosion was created, sending Ryuuga flying. Fortunately, he was caught by Sora.
The massive explosion was seen by all of the Island's residents, all of them watching in awe, wondering what that could be.
"I-it's Ryuuga! It's definitely Ryuuga's mana there!" Yumi said.
that's impossible! He doesn't have that much power, does he?" Jin asked. Yumi got up. "W-what's wrong?" Jin asked. "Let's go." Yumi asked.
"To where that explosion came from, of course!"
"But didn't Ryuu-"
"COME ON!" Yumi shouted running to the direction the explosion came from.
"Ok,ok!" Jin muttered chasing his girlfriend.
Sora watched in a mix of horror, surprise and amazement the trail of devastation left by the explosion. She couldn't believe that this much destruction was caused by the boy who was soundly resting on her lap. She heard the sound of running footsteps. She turned her head to see Yumi and Jin running in their direction. "SORA!"
"What happened here!?"Yumi and Jin asked looking around. They saw the devastated trees and mountains around the area and both Ryuuga and Sora covered in wounds. "What happened to you two?" They asked worriedly.
Everything is ok now
" She said looking at the sleepy boy. "I was attacked, but he saved me
"Is he ok?" Jin asked concerned. Sora nodded.
but I guess he'll be ok as long as he rests for a while after I take him home and treat those wounds
"Who attacked you?"
"I'll tell you guys everything when we get to his place
Ryuuga grumbled, slowly opening his eyes as his conscience returned.
"He's waking up!"
He opened his eyes to see Yumi and Jin standing there, watching over him with concern.
"Are you all right?" Yumi asked.
"He muttered, slowly getting up. He tumbled, but Jin and Yumi caught him. "Easy now
You're exhausted. You shouldn't be overdoing it." Ryuuga looked around to see Sora wasn't there.
"Where is Sora?"
"Sora told us everything
" Jin said. Ryuuga slowly arched an eyebrow.
"Everything?" He asked. They both nodded.
"She's outside. She's leaving and she was just waiting for you to wake up so she could say goodbye to you properly." Ryuuga's eyes threatened to pop out of his socket when he heard this.
So she's really leaving
" Ryuuga said in a sad tone as he carefully went outside.
" He said.
"How are you feeling?"
I'll be in top condition again after I rest for a while."
"I'm glad to hear that
"More importantly, those two said you were leaving."
"Yes." Sora said firmly. "I was just waiting for you so I could say good bye."
"Are you sure about this?"
"Yes. You all know about me now
and there's no way to tell what could happen to you if I remained here
"Just so you know, I'm not forcing you to stay."
"Look, I don't know what's going on and I don't want to force you to say anything, but by what I can tell, you're into something big. I suppose you don't want to get us involved in it, right? That letter you left pretty much cleared that up."
"So, I guess this is goodbye."
Sora walked towards him, kissed his cheek, and hugged him.
for taking care of me and for everything you did for me. I really enjoyed staying with you."
I'm the one who should thank you."
I had Yumi and Jin but still, I was kinda lonely. I've been living away from my family from a long time and I missed always having someone around me. And I really enjoyed that feeling for the time you stayed here. So
for that, thanks."
She walked past him. "I hope you can stop whatever you're fighting against."
Sora was sad, but there was nothing she could do. She couldn't get them involved with Azazel. She cared about them too much to let them run the risk of death.
She stopped on her tracks.
"As far as I know, none of them know where you are, other than those 3 I just wiped out." He walked towards her. "And I've killed 3 of whatever you're fighting against 's elite soldiers. They'll notice they're absent and will send others to look for them. So you can't say that I'm not involved in this anymore. Knowing Jin and Yumi they'll probably want to get in on this as well. We're your friends, Sora. And friends stand for each other, running the risk to die or not... So, whether you want it or not, we're in this as much as you are now. So I'll ask you this: What.Are.You.Gonna.Do?" He asked in a serious tone.
Hearing that, she began to shake and the tears formed up again. She started to sob. "I want to stay
" She muttered in a nearly inaudible tone.
"What? I can't hear you." He said mockingly
She hugged him with all the strength she could muster. "I WANT TO STAY! I WANT TO STAY! PLEASE! I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE!!!" She yelled before breaking down in tears. He simply hugged her back, wrapping his wings around her body. "I don't
want to stay away from you
"And everything is settled." Said Jin.
"With a happy ending as always." Said Yumi.
"What are we going to do now, hon?"
"Hmmm" She looked at the embracing pair. " Let's go home."
"Yeah, wouldn't like to ruin that moment. Let's leave those two alone."