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  1. #241

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    Chapter 213: Amaterasu's Red Night part 4.

    Makoto: So that's the phony creep you used to impersonate as Yoshimetsu, huh?

    Raven: Yeah, that's what I said it bef-

    Makoto sends one of her tails straight at his head that he sneakily dodges it.

    Makoto: Are you mocking me? Since when you were the kind of man that would let a mere underling do all the work.

    Raven: Okay, first of all I just felt like it would be more fun watching you being killed by a mere underling of mine. And second, look at what this mere underling done.

    He picks up a mask from his coat pocket that had a point nose.

    Makoto: What? That mask....Akihara?!

    Raven: Some winged freaks noticed us coming it earlier and planned an ambush on us. Of course, good old Blade over there was...kind of pissed off with them actually.

    Makoto: Then they were all...

    Raven: Pretty much. I mean, it would be bad for me to keep them alive and all that.

    Makoto: So...he wasn't your accomplice?

    Raven:...No. That would be stupid.

    Makoto: Then....How...

    Blade swung his sword at Makoto, but she dodges it at the last second.

    Raven: Watch out dear. He is quite the impatient one.

    He was sitting on the corner scrapping his nails. Blade then starts to swing his sword trying to slice her neck.

    Makoto: Urk!

    Raven: Hmmm....should I paint it red?

    Makoto: You bastard...Don't mock me!

    She forms a large fox claw made of foxfire and charges at Raven but Blade intervenes and cuts the arm leaving a wound on the flame arm.

    Makoto: Gaaaah!

    She reverts her arm back and there is a nasty wound on it.

    Makoto: Huff...Huff...What was that?

    Raven: I forgot to tell, but Blade's speciality is to cut everything...specially things that are magical. Come to think of it, isn't a kitsune's body most made of magic or something? You could say he is the Grim Reaper of your kind then.

    Makoto: So that's why I felt pain....The darkness really is something fearful.

    Raven: No shit.

    Makoto: If that is the case...

    She envolves her body in a body of foxfire and she emerges with nine light-blue tails on fire and her fox ears were made of blue fire.

    Makoto: I'll just need to put everything in one body.

    Raven: (So not only she managed to merge her physical body to her magic but also her soul...Interesting.)

    Meanwhile back at the prison, an ice cold battle was happening between Ehihime and Purple Haze that was having the advantage with his crimson ice.

    Ehihime: This is...really bad...


    Shiiha appers in her true form and kicks an ice body straight at Haze that blocks by creating an ice wall.

    Shiiha: You alright?

    Ehihime: I've been better. I never thought I would find a stronger ice than mine.

    Shiiha: I thought those creeps were all dark this and dark that. But they can actually do elemental spells....

    Ehihime: Also...he does remind me of someone for some reason.

    Back at Makoto's fight with Black Blade, Makoto was trading blows against Blade's sword with her own bare hands covered in flames.

    Makoto: Haaaaaah!

    She holds the sword with her claw and pushes him away with her tails making him landing next to Raven that was playing with a yo-yo.

    Raven: Hmmm...Black....Blade...Black....Hey! You have the same name as my little brother. Should've gone with Dark I guess, but-

    Makoto tries to attack Raven with her fan but Blade gets up and deflects it.

    Makoto: Damnit!

    Raven: Piece of advice. Don't try to fight both of us. Don't worry. I'll be standing here quietly like a good boy.

    Makoto: I am already tired of this child's play!

    She opens her mouth and a massive blue light was coming from inside her.

    Raven: How cute. Are you gonna spit some fire or-

    She spits a large blue fireball that flied really fast.

    Raven: Oh boy! This is actually not-

    Before he could realize the danger of his situation, Black Blade stood in front of him and protected with his sword, but he could not prevent the massive explosion. His black helmet dropped right next to her because of the explosion.

    Makoto:....Come to think of it, isn't this piece of armor...familiar?

    "Oh jeeez."

    As the smoke vanished, Raven was seen still standing while Black Blade was on his knees hanging on his sword.

    Raven: That would actually hurt a lot. Not even Blade here could totally tank it. Now I am starting to regret my choices.

    Blade then started struggle to get on his feet with his face exposed. When Makoto took a look at it, she immediately got in shock.

    Makoto: Huh? Wait....What...What is the meaning of this?!

    The face that she saw was a face that she couldn't forget it no matter she tried.

    Makoto: Y-Yoshimetsu?!

  2. #242

    Default Re: Hybrid

    Chapter 214: Amaterasu's Red Night part 5.

    Blade: Huff....Huff...

    Makoto: Yoshi....Metsu....

    As Blade tries to stay on his feet after taking a heavy hit from Makoto's flames she slowly approaches him. She stands right in front of him without a reaction, just gazing at his face up-close.


    She then puts her hands around his face and starts to cry.

    Makoto: I don't believe this....Yoshimetsu....Haha.....Hahahahaha! You're ali-


    Blade pierces through her whole torso.

    Makoto: Uuurgh....Guuuuh.....

    He continues by impaling her into a wall.

    Makoto: Gah! Yoshimetsu....How....How did you....

    She then looks at his face once more crying.

    Makoto: How did you....came back?

    Raven: Okay, time out. Am I missing something here? Where is the Dark Lord Kitsune that wrecks shit? Why are you suddenly....different?

    Makoto:....Me and Yoshimetsu....we were in love with each other. In a way...we were married. Had a child and all that.

    Raven: What?.....What?! Haha......HAHAHAHAHAHA! Are you kidding me?! This is the best thing I heard all week. The Demon Swordsman and the Ninetails having a child. How did that escaped my radar? Hahahahaha!

    Raven keeps laughing in amusement.

    Raven: Come to think of it, I did met with someone who claimed to be Yoshimetsu's son in Zhar....Could it be the same one? On the Red Beast crew?


    Raven:....Oh my Raven! It is it right? Haha! Damn, Johnny-boy! Are you trying to have a monster army or something.

    He then looks at Makoto again with a sassy face.

    Raven: Anyway as long as this turns to be such a sweet surprise, it pains me to see things ending like this. Isn't that right?

    Over the time, her fox features start to slowly fade away.

    Raven: Blade can't absorb magic to each strike he gives. But as much as his sword is being in contact with you. And weeeeelll....That thing seems hard to get out of it.

    Makoto: (My strenght.....is fading...)

    Raven: You know what else is funnier. Turns out...people were right all along. It was Yoshimetsu who killed Nobunaga after all. Hahahaha!

    Makoto:...You wrong!

    Raven: Eh?

    Makoto: Akechi....He would never done that! It was all your fault, you madman! This thing...It's not Akechi anymore!

    Raven: Really? Then why did you hesitate and let yourself stuck in this situation?

    Makoto: Ghn!

    Raven: Well, not that I care.

    He then show his back to her.

    Raven: Blade...finish this. Rogue style.

    Blade: Grrrr.....

    Blade procceds by biting her neck.

    Makoto: Gaaaaaah!!!

    Blade starts sucking her blood and her strenght starts to decrease more and more. For a single moment she stares at Raven and she see the image of a black bird from above him.

    Makoto: The Bird....So that's how is it.....Hahahaha....Who cares? Not that there was something I could have done to prevent it...In the end I...couldn't...

    She becomes weaker and weaker as the sword drains her magic and Blade drains her blood.

    Makoto: Yoshimetsu....

    She hugs his head while he keeps draining more and more of her blood.

    Makoto: I'm sorry beloved...Even though I got a second chance I....I failed it....Forgive me.

    Her body then starts to get covered in blue flames and her body slowly vanishes into blue ashes. Makoto is dead.

    Raven: It's time to finish this. Sin activate: Ambition.

    He activates his sin and all his stock of darkness is spread to his lackeys. All of the lesser rogues in the city started going berserk. The warriors from Amaterasu and Tsukuyomi were all in panic.

    "What is going on? They suddenly got worse."

    "We have to retreat!"

    Raven then picks up a small robotic crow and speaks on it.

    Raven: Ahem! Shelly, you're there?


    Raven: Huh? You are still sane.

    Sheldon: I guess? Joshua and the others just went mad and wrecked shit outside. I don't really care.

    Raven: Excellent. By the way how were things in your end.

    Sheldon: Eh? Some fox people appeared out of nowhere and...

    He checks the whole floor filled with blue ashes.

    Sheldon:...I guess I somehow managed them off.

    Raven: Could you me a favor, pal? Knock that coffin three times.

    Sheldon: Oh. That. Sure. Why, not?

    Raven: Great. Raven out!

    He hungs up and heads next to Blade. He looks at the blue ashes on the floor.

    Raven:....Gosh. How are we gonna take those. Can you fetch me a jar, Blade? Hm? Blade, is that a tear?

    There was a single drop of tear in Blade's right eye.

    Raven:....Nah. Might be the smoke.

    Back at Sheldon he goes next to the coffin and knocks three times, but nothing happens.

    Sheldon:....Huh. Well, it's not like I was expecting to blow up or anything, but-

    The coffin then explodes on and a crimsom red smoke comes from it. As the smoke fades, Nightmare's massive body emerges.


    Sheldon:...Uuuuuh...your brother called it.

  3. #243

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    Chapter 215: Amaterasu's Red Night part 6.

    Over a tall building, Hanzo was on his knees clinging to his life. In front of him Noir watched with his arms crossed with a woundr on his face, still keeping calm about it.

    Hanzo: Argh....Damnit! I can't counter any of his moves.

    Noir: You certainly live to the name of Hanzo. A few exists that can scratch next to my head.

    The wound then disappears and his face is healed.

    Noir: Unfortunately you need it more than this.

    Hanzo: Then...I'll show you!

    Noir: I refuse. It's already over. Beating a dead man that cannot fight any longer is unfit to me.

    Hanzo: Shut it, bloodsucker! I still have more to show of the Hanzo's name!

    Noir:....It's not like you have any chance to do it.

    Nightmare then appears right above Hanzo and smahes him with his fists knocking him unconscious all the way to the bottom.

    Hanzo: (W-Where...did that came from?)

    Back to the top, Nightmare lifted his arm to deliver another blow, but Noir gets in front of him.

    Noir: No. There are far more pressing matters that needs your person.


    Nightmare turns into fog and flies away.

    Noir:...This will be one of those nights.

    At the prison. Ehihime and Shiiha managed to surround Haze and corner him.

    Shiiha: He is tough, but we managed to corner him.

    Ehihime: Right! If we keep going, we can-

    Nightmare crashes through passing through a delivers a spinning kick into Ehihime knocking her to a wall and knocking her out cold.

    Shiiha: Huh?! Ehihime!

    Shiiha rushes to her side and try to wake her.

    Shiiha: Ehihime! Please respond!

    Nightmare warps next to her by turning into fog and tries to smash her with his two arms, but she releases a storm of leaves and disappears on sight. Nightmare looks around trying to detect them.



    Nightmare and Haze looks at each other in silence for a while and the two vanishes from the location. As the air gets cleaner, Shiiha and Ehihime reappears with Ehihime still out cold.

    Shiiha: Wew! That was close. If they were to stay here a bit longer....Just who and what was that giant?

    Meanwhile at an empty alley, Soma was sitting with his back on a wall trying to remove a dagger from his shoulder.

    Soma: Rats. That bloodsucker is good...I guess it is better get closer to her. But how?

    Nightmare appears from above right in next to him. Before he could even react Nightmare punches him right through the wall and he passes through the entire building.

    Soma: Urgh....That hurted....like a lot.

    Nightmare then warps behind him and toss into the air and launches him atop a building right next to Moonlight that got surprised by his appearance.

    Moonlight: What the? Is this Nightmare's doing?

    Nightmare appears next to them swing his whole arm at Soma sending him flying to the city's square. He procceds by following him.

    Moonlight:....Wow. Even I am feeling pity over the lad.

    Meanwhile at the square the fight took a whole new turn when somehow ended with Asuka and Black fighting each other in the middle of a brawl that looked like the eye of a storm. The surrounding soldiers from Tsukuyomi just watches from the borders.

    "Should we help her?"

    "At this rate, it's the same to jump into a pit of fire."

    Black: Knock it off!

    Asuka: Right back at you!

    Right in between them Soma landed like a falling rock.

    Black: What in the what now?!

    Asuka: S-Soma?!

    After that Nightmare appears before them.

    Asuka: Woah. A strong looking fella appeared.

    Black: Nightmare? What are you doing it here?

    Asuka: Nightmare....I heard about that name. It's alongside Raven's name of individual you should never face it.

    Soma: Gnh!

    Soma tries to get on his feet, but Nightmare tries to finish him with a chop attack.

    Asuka: Soma!

    Asuka pushes back Nightmare's attack with her mace covered in foxfire, but a crack then appears on it.

    Asuka: Huh? It cracked?

    Nightmare warps behind Asuka and tries to deliver a horizontal chop attack but Asuka ducks and charges her mace.

    Asuka: Makai Hammer!

    She delivers an upper attack with her mace right into his gut puching him a few meters and the crack on her mace becomes larger.

    Asuka: Damnit! Just what is this guy made of...

    She looks at the wounded Soma and grabs him and toss at a nearby soldier.

    Asuka: Take him out of the city! General Soma is unfit to fight!

    "But...What about you?"

    Asuka: None of you can beat him! So go fast as-

    Before she could finish, Nightmare delivers a lariat attack on Asuka. She manages to block with her mace, but the mace gets destroyed and she is launched away.


    "We shall assist you!"

    The soldiers then retreats alongside some kitsunes that were escorting the soldiers.

    Black: Hah! You are not getting away!

    "They are."

    Noir appears right behind him.

    Black: What?!

    Noir: Raven's orders. He wants this to have as may witnesses as possible.

    "I see, I see."

    Now Moonlight appears and summons 4 daggers.

    Moonlight: But does 3 or 4 less people will make a difference?

    "You will not take anyone!"

    Asuka gets on her feets with her gi off and showing only the bandages over her breast.

    Black: She is alive? I was sure she was done for.

    Noir: Physical strenght were always her kind's bread and butter.

    Moonlight: Oooh. And how are you gonna stop us?

    Asuka:....Like this!

    She picks a large chunk of stone and throws at them covered in blue flames like a meteor, but Nightmare gets in the way and tanks the impact.

    Moonlight:...Hah! What a wu-

    Then Asuka leaps through Nightmare and delivers a flaming spin kick at his face pushing him a little further.

    Moonlight: What the fuck?!

    Nightmare tries to counter with a punch, but Asuka ducks and delivers a flaming punch right in the gut that blue flames pierces through his body and he is pushed back more.

    Black: S-She is managing to push back Nightmare?


    Nightmare gets in a fighting stance with his hands in front of his face.

    Noir:....Hm? Is that?...You there, who are you?

    Asuka: Asuka, General of Right of Tsukuyomi! And I will not let you bloodsuckers scumbags take any more of my soldiers!

    Moonlight: Skanky whore bitch...I will-

    Noir: No...Let them go. You...I have a proposal.

    Asuka: Hmm?

    Noir: If you manage to stand on your feet in one-on-one against Nightmare, we will not take any other life. Got it?

    Asuka:...Got it.

    Black: Oi! Are you mad or something?!

    Asuka: Are you? Do you believe Nightmare can lose?

    Black:...I agree with you now.

    Asuka: Very well...Let's brawl!

  4. #244

    Default Re: Hybrid

    Chapter 216: Amaterasu's Red Night part 7.


    Nightmare slowly approaches Asuka that was standing on defensive while suffering from her body pains.

    Asuka: Uuurgh...My shoulder hurts.

    As Asuka got distracted by her own pain, Nightmare warps next to her and gives a kick into her face.

    Asuka: Urk!

    As she is launched away, Nightmare warps in front of her and delivers a strike with his two hands upwards sending her to the sky. He jumps, grabs her and slam her to the ground.


    Moonlight: Well, I guess that settles it. Let's go kill some-

    Asuka gets up and delivers a fire punch into Nightmare's chin.

    Moonlight: Ah come oooooon!

    As strong as the punch seemed to be Nightmare was almost unfazed by the strike and the blow did damage to Asuka's hand.

    Asuka: Darn it! I guess it better not go to the head.

    As she was distracted by the pain in her fist Nightmare was right in front of her ready to smash her with his arms. Asuka blocks with her wrists and her feet gets stucked on the floor because of the impact and a bone is shattered.

    Asuka: Uuurgh!

    Noir: Nice block.

    Asuka: Yaaaaah!

    She covers her arms in foxfire and pushes him back. After that she charges her fist and covers it with a great mass of fire.

    Asuka: Burning Justice!

    She delivers a blow to Nightmare's gut that makes fire pierces through his body and he gets pushed away while standing on his feet a few meter behind.

    Black: What the?

    Moonlight: No she didn't it.

    Noir: Impressive, but not enough.

    Suddenly she gets on her knees, holding her wounded leg.

    Asuka: Aaaarh! I need a booze after this.

    Nightmare then slowly approaches Asuka releasing a menancing crimsom red aura from his body.

    Asuka: Oh dear....

    As he gets closer to her, she grabs her by the leg and starts to slams her repeteadly in the ground, breaking her like a cheap drum.

    Noir: Cockroaches!

    Black: Wow. Deja vu.

    He finishes her by tossing her into a building where she falls on the ground.

    Moonlight:....She is done? I guess she is. Come on, let me throw some blades at some-

    Asuka comes back and delivers a spinning fire kick into Nightmare's head.

    Moonlight: Daughter of a bitch!

    After the kick, her femur gets cracked.

    Asuka: Urrrgh! Should have used the other leg.

    As she was distracted from the pain, Nightmare delivers a straigh punch at her knocking her in the ground.

    Asuka: Ark!

    She then tries to get on her feet.

    Asuke: This...is nothing.

    Nightmare goes to deliver another punch. At the last second Asuka dodges and manages to hold his arm and flips him doing a throw attack.

    Black: Did she just launched Nightmare into the air?

    Noir: Anyone not blind could had seen it.

    Black: Fuck you.

    Nightmare lands on his feet and counters with a backfist. Asuka defends it with her right arm but gets blow away.

    Moonlight:....She is gonna get up isn't she?

    As just as Moonlight said it, she is on her feet.

    Moonlight: Damnit!

    Asuka: Arrrrgh! My arm....It seems I fractured my humerus.

    Nightmare retaliates with a series of rapid punches. Asuka dodges them by blocking his strikes at the last second and deflecting them with her bare arms. But the injuries punishes her and she loses her focus. At the point she suffers from the pain in her arm and leg Nightmare delivers a spinning kick sending her flying.

    Moonlight: Come on, come on, come oooooon....

    Asuka slowly gets on her feet unable to move her right arm or left leg.

    Moonlight: Come oooooon!

    Asuka: Huff....Huff....Huff....

    Asuka remains imobile, slowly breathing with her right eye almost blank and the other closed. Her right arm is paralyzed and her left leg is trembling. Nightmare warps in front of her and prepares to deliver a chop attack with his palm.

    Noir:....Hold it!

    Noir gets right in between them and Nightmare stops.

    Black: Woah! Deja vu....again.

    Moonlight: Noir? What gives?

    Noir places her hand over Asuka's neck and looks at her face.

    Noir:....She is unconscious.

    Moonlight: Oh! Is that so? Alright, let's kill some-

    Noir: No.

    Moonlight: Eh?

    Noir: We'll let them go.

    Black: What?....What?! Hold on, didn't you said that if she lost we could kill them?!

    Noir: I said that if she could stand on her feet after the fight is over we would spare them. The fight IS over and she IS standing.

    Moonlight: Oh. Good point.

    Black: What the fuck is with this damn technicality?!

    Noir: Oh. You know what a technicality is?

    Black: Shut the hell up!

    He then summons his large sword.

    Black: If you wouldn't do it, then I will!

    He swings his sword to cut Asuka, but Noir stops the sword with his left claw.

    Noir: I said we wouldn't do it.

    Black: I am already sick of you damn goody two shoes act already! Move out! I wouldn't think twice in killing you, asshole!

    Noir:...It's not like you have any chance, you trash.

    Black: You....Excuse of a rogue scum!

    Moonlight: Uh....guys? I would love two men brawling like barbarians like any woman, but not my brothers so how about....

    Noir and Black:....Sin Activate!


    Before things would go south Raven appears landing right next to them.

    Raven: What's this? Are we having a sibling scramble here? Care if I join the fun?


    Noir let go of Black's sword.

    Black: Tch!

    The two of them avoid contacting each other's eyes. Nightmare then sits and rest.

    Raven: ....Okay then. Seems like you all cleaned up the entire plaze....buuuut what is this?

    He points at Asuka.

    Raven: Is she awake? How is she not fallen on the ground?

    Noir: I believe her resolve prevents her to fall.

    Raven: Really?

    Black: I could kill her but Noir don't allow it because of his damn pride.

    Noir: It's what separates my person from yours.

    Raven: Now, now. No taunting. Let me deal with this, okay?

    Raven goes and examines her body.

    Raven: That's....General of the Right, Asuka isn't it? I did heard of a second coming of a Demon General....Yep. She is worthy sparing.

    Black: Fuck.

    Moonlight: By the way, what about Ninetails?

    Raven: The reason why I am here is enough to answer that my dear....But coming to think of about, it seems you all got had some fun, huh?

    Black: Well, not nearly enough.

    Raven: I know how it is...I made a whole mess and not a single soul was slayed by me....Well...

    He then looks at Asuka one more tima and activates his crimsom claw.

    Raven: Decisions....decisions....

  5. #245

    Default Re: Hybrid

    Chapter 217: Amaterasu's Red Night Final Part.

    Raven is standing close to Asuka clinching his claw with a devilish smile deciding what to do with her.

    Moonlight: Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it!

    Black: Same! Same! Same! Same!

    But before Raven could do anything, a chain appears and catches Asuka pulling her back. From above, Kasa was jumping high carrying Hanzo on her arm and rescuing Asuka with her weapon.

    Raven:...Well, there goes my bloodlust.

    Moonlight: You know, I could catch her.

    Raven:...Nah. Let them go. It wouldn't be worth the shot.

    Noir: You know, it's moments like these that bite you in the back later on.

    Raven: Noir....You are totally right.

    Noir: *grumble*

    Meanwhile near the city's entrance, several survivors had gathered in there. Kasa arrived carrying both Asuka and Hanzo. Shiiha appears to talk to her.

    Shiiha: General Asuka as well...and even Hanzo. How many of them took it to do this?

    Kasa: Just one....A veeeeery big one.

    Shiiha: This is bad. What should we do?

    Kasa: We need to retreat to Susanoo.

    Shiiha: No! As long as Makoto-sama is here we should-

    Kasa: That...wouldn't be an issue.

    Shiiha: How so?

    Kasa: The Kyuubi....She's....

    Back at the city's square, all of the rogues were reunited with Raven counting one by one.

    Raven: 37...38...Wait, why am I even bothering how many rogues I have? Tsuchigumo, what about the rest?

    Tsuchigumo: They totally diserted the city.

    Fudgeball: Bah! Bunch of cowards. If this is what the best in the East could have done, I could have done it alone if I wanted it.

    Tsuchigumo: At your level, it would be a surprise if you managed to last 5 minutes.

    Fudgeball: Want start a fight, punk?

    Raven: Okay, no joking around. We still have a job to do here. Tsuchigumo, could you lead the way to the valley?

    Tsuchigumo: The valley? Weeell, I never went there so....

    Raven: Nah. That's okay. We will know what to do when we reach there. Yo, Blade!

    Blade appears carrying a jar of blue ashes.

    Raven: I'll leave this whole city to you. I'll leave some of my grunts to keep you company. If someone enters the city...Pulverize them! Or slaughter...Destroy...whatever the word you see fit.

    Blade silently nods.

    Raven: Tsuchigumo, lead the way.

    Tsuchigumo: As you wish.

    Tsuchigumo opens a hole in the ground that Raven and his siblings, except for Nightmare, dive into the hole with Tsuchigumo following them. Some time later, next to midnight they arrive on Kitsune Valley. A region from Taiyo guarded by the kitsune for generation that stays right after Amaterasu. Raven, his siblings and Tsuchigumo arrives at a cliffside with a view of the place.

    Raven:...Welp, there we are. Moonlight, could you please?

    Moonlight: Fine, fine.

    Moonlight then starts gazing at the valley.

    Black: Man, if only Eeeeeve were still around here.

    Moonlight: I'll fucking kill you if you say that name one more time.

    Black: Heehehehe....

    Noir: I just realized there is no one reasonable and mature enough to speak now.

    Raven: What about me?

    Noir: Yeah, what about you?

    Raven: Savage.

    Raven then gazes back at Amaterasu's direction.

    Noir: Something took your interest?

    Raven: Yeah. It's the Ninetails. She was certainly way different than what she was a century ago.

    Tsuchigumo: How so?

    Raven: You see, it's not that easy being a immortal bloodsucker. A century may pass and we hardly change a bit. But I could see she was honing her skills as of lately. I think that maybe if I got here a few months later I would actually have to fight to my death...And now all that feeling was taken away. I guess I should take one minute of silence for-

    Moonlight: Yo, Raven! I think I found it.

    Raven: Nevermind! Gotta go fast!

    They quickly go to the area Moonlight pinpointed and they stop right in front of a huge sword stucked in the ground.

    Raven: There it is.

    Tsuchigumo:..What is it?

    Raven: You don't know? It's Seimei's Seal.

    Tsuchigumo: Seimei? As in Abe no Seimei? How do you know about Izanagi's proxy?

    Raven: Do you think Specter would die with his secrets? Of course not. It said Seimei sealed an incredible power years after Izanagi's disappearance. And it all inside this thing stucked in the ground.

    Tsuchigumo: Since when you are interested in this kind of stuff?

    Raven:...How should I don't? You know when a wandering child wanders into a place that has like a sign written KEEP OUT or STAY AWAY? Of course they wanna see what is going on.

    Tsuchigumo: Even if I don't know...destroy the world or something?

    Raven: If it could then Seimei wouldn't be able to seal in the first place. I. Need. This.

    When he approaches the sword a barrier appeared right in front of him.

    Raven: Hmm? So this must be the true seal.

    Noir: Considering it's something from the Immortal Age, it might be somewhere in the Highest Level, isn't it?


    He activates his Crimsom Claw and shatters the seal in one swoop.

    Raven: Just a stepping stone in my way.

    After clearing the path he puts his hand on the sword and tries to took it off.


    He picks with both hands and struggles to remove it from the ground. After removing it, he carries in both of his hands.

    Raven:....It's heavy.

    Black: Really? Let me hold it!

    Moonlight: No. You're gonna break it.

    Raven: Shut it you two. This is....weird.

    Noir: How so?

    Raven: Looking it closer, this thing is like a dagger than a sword. Who would use this in a bar's fight?

    Suddenly a black smoke came out of the dagger and formed a large cloud above them.

    Moonlight:...Okay, something is happening. Did you press something on it, Raven?

    Raven: Don't look at me. This has no buttons.

    Then the cloud started forming into a humanshape form. The cloud materializes into a giant demon being with blue skin and long spiky hair wearing a black yukata and wooden sandals that was several meters tall. He spotted a large open mouth, large fangs and empty yellow eyes.

    ".......Hands off."

    With a swing of his arm he takes back the dagger from Raven.


    Moonlight: Ah! You....whatever you are! No one steals back what Raven takes away.

    Tsuchigumo: Hold on!

    Tsuchigumo steps in between them.

    Tsuchigumo: You....You are an Oni, right?

    "Hmmm.....Ah. You are one of those spiders, right?"

    Raven: Oni....Now that's something I wasn't expecting seeing.

    Tsuchigumo:...You...Could it be....Are you Kishin?


    The Oni picks a smoking pipe from his clothes and lights by blowing fire from his nose. He sits on the ground and starts smoking.

    Kishin: I am Kishin, yes.

    Noir: Kishin...I heard that name before.

    Tsuchigumo: I don't believe it....It's the Shogun of Taiyo.

    Black: Shogun?

    Raven: Ah! I see. Shogun....That means that this dude once ruled all of Taiyo in the past, right?


    Kishin, The Shogun.
    Race: Oni.

    Kishin: It seems that aeons have past since Abe no Seimei sealed me wasn't it? By the way, you are one of those brethens of Camilla, right? Are you perhaps one of her children?

    Raven: So you knew my grandmother? Interesting.

    Raven then sits right in front of him.

    Raven: Let's have a chat then, shall we?

  6. #246

    Default Re: Hybrid

    Chapter 218: The Shogun of Taiyo.

    On Fairyland at a unknown time at night, Titania and Paladin were walking through the woods under the moonlight when suddenly Paladin felt a huge pressure over himself and kneels.

    Paladin: Uuuurg!

    Titania: Ah! What is the matter?

    Paladin:...Seimei's seal...It has been broken.

    Titania: Seimei's seal?! But that was a Level 11 Seal. Only a powerful Dark Dweeler could had....Wait, you don't think that...

    Paladin: I can't think of anyone else. But the fact that guy and that other guy are in front of each other...

    Titania: What do you think happened to Ninetails?

    Paladin: I can only think of the worst.

    Meanwhile Kishin and Raven started to have a casual chat.

    Kishin: So...Are you really a vampire?

    Raven: Yeah, I guess.

    Kishin: You guess?

    Raven: Let's just say I did a few...changes on me.

    Kishin: Yeah. There is something of you that is amiss from the vampires of my days.

    Kishin picks his pipe and smokes.

    Kishin: You are more like a Dark Knight.

    Raven: I'm still a bloodsucking scumbag if you may be thinking that.

    The Kishin stared silently at Raven for a moment.



    And without a warning Kishin swung his knife at Raven only to him stop the attack by holding the knife's blade with only his left hand.

    Kishin: Heh.

    Moonlight: Hey! What is the big idea?

    Raven: Not now, sister. I know he could have done it worst if he wanted to kill me.

    Kishin: Changed or not, you are in fact a spawn of Camilla.

    Tsuchigumo: He is a maniac for fighting just as histories describe him.

    Kishin: But that aside tell me, which of her children your parent was? Orlock? Nosferta? Reindark?

    Raven: I never heard of those. My parent was Vladmir.

    Kishin: Vladmir? Hmmm....I believe he was of the later ones. Somewhere in between the 75th to the 80th child. Yeah, I'm certain of that.


    Raven starts to laugh maniacally.

    Raven: He-He was like the 70th something child?! What a loser! Kahahaha! Kaahahahaha! And-And he was always so full of himself. Hahahahaha!

    Kishin:...What is going on?

    Noir: I think that is a good time to mention that he killed his own father.

    Kishin: Huh. No surprise. When Camilla died you kin were fighting against each other for power.

    Raven: Hahaha...Well, that aside should I give you a proposal?

    Kishin: Proposal?

    Raven: I heard tales about you. How you decided to burn everything in your path of sheer boredom...Like me! So I was thinking how about we join forces?

    Kishin: Join forces? For what?

    Raven: Reshaping the world as the strong see fit.

    Kishin: Reshape it?

    Raven: Yeah. Why live shackled by society's rules and prison the unlimited potential of oneself? Being able to do whatever you want without anyone telling you what you should or shouldn't do? How about it?

    Kishin:...And you would be some sort of God of the New Word?

    Raven: I prefer the title Emperor of the World's End.

    Noir: (Why that name?)

    Kishin: But in a world like that anyone could rebel against you and take your position.

    Raven: I'm not complaining.

    Kishin: Never in my time there was any immortal that could done it....This is exciting. Very well, I will help you create your lawless world....But you have to promise that I would be the first to challenge you.

    Raven: Challenge Accepted!

    Kishin: By the way, how do you plan to do that? You just gonna crush every government in the world? That would take time even for you.

    Raven: I have an idea. Since you are quite old, could you tell me...Where is Valhalla?

    Kishin: Valhalla....Do you have the Keys?

    Raven: Yes...I mean, not really but it's only a matter of time. But you might know something about it, right?

    Kishin: Yes. In fact I can tell where is it.

    Raven: Really?! Where?! Where?!

    Kishin points his finger to the sky.

    Kishin: The Moon.

    Raven:.....I reaaaally gonna need the Keys, do I?

    Kishin: Naturally.

    3 days later at Mians, Johnnathan had stopped for a quick visit for restock supplies. Johnnathan was at the food market to pick some crates. The shopskeeper takes notes of the sells.

    Shopskeeper:....30 cans of butter, 50 bottles of milk, 20 kilograms of Dodiche's breast aaaaaand sorry to ask this but what is with this unusual ammount of tomatoes and garlic?

    Johnnathan: I need a lot of sauce.

    Shopskeeper: I see that pirates are getting picky as of lately. Anyway, it all results in 500 pieces of copper.

    Johnnathan: I remember the time I used to cost like 10 times that value. Anyway isn't that a bit too cheap?

    Shopskeeper: Courtesy of the house, Mr. Highlander. We own you a lot for bringing back old Sebastian.

    Johnnathan: Oh yeah, I have to see if he has my trout.

    Shopskeeper: Also that lass you send here has been a huge help. Feels like living in the capital since she came here.

    Johnnathan: Speaking fo which I should-

    "Yo! Johnnathan!"

    Schneider then sneaks behid him and gives a slap on his back.

    Johnnathan: Ack! What's the big idea?!

    Schneider: Hehehe. I just heard you were on town so I came here rushing it.

    Shpskeeper: Welp. I guess I'll just leave you be. I wait the payment later.

    Johnnathan: Wow, so much enthusiasm. By the way, how is that Gremlim treating you?

    Schneider: Zinc is pretty nice...for a grumpy little self-absorved jerk.

    Johnnathan: Gremlins in a nutshell.

    Schneider: So, what's the news? I heard you went missing for a whole month or something.

    Johnnathan: Yeah, first of all I met your mother.

    Schneider: Ah, is that so-Whaaaaaaaaaaaat?! My mother is dead!

    Johnnathan: I know. That's why I met her in the Underworld.

    Schneider: The Underworld? You went there and returned? How?

    Johnnathan: That's not important. She told me your name.

    Schneider: Name?

    Johnnathan: She was also called Schneider, right? She only thought of a name after she died.

    Schneider: Oh? And what is it?

    Johnnathan: Cleo. Cleo Schneider.

    Cleo: Cleo....My name is Cleo...Alright!

    Johnnathan:....Are you not even gonna doubt?

    Cleo: Of course not. If you are saying than it's must be true. Yo Zinc! My name is Cleo!

    She shouts directly at his house that was nearby.

    "I don't care!"

    Zinc's voice was heard from that distance.

    Johnnathan: Also, I got strained in a island full of Hybrids.

    Cleo: Hybrids? You mean...like us?

    Johnnathan: Yes.

    Cleo: What?! How is it?! Is too far from here?! Please tell me!

    She grabs his collar and gets her face close to his.

    Johnnathan: Woah. Chill down...and a little more space, please.


    A chain encircles his neck and he is pulled from Cleo. Johnnathan then falls next to Evelyne that pulled him with her chain. She was looking at him with a devilish face.

    Evelyne: Are you cheating on me?!

    Johnnathan:I- It's not what you thinking it is...

    Evelyne: That is what they always says!

    Johnnathan: Who are they?

    Evelyne then pulls him again and puts her face closer.


    Johnnathan:...Please, you know I would never do that.

    Evelyne:...They always say that as well!

    She starts to punch him repeteadly in the ground while Cleo looks silently.

    Cleo:....Why is there anyone else around to try and stop them.

    Meanwhile on the harbor, Tenkai and Edward were sparring at the Gloria.

    Tenkai: You got better.

    Edward: I gotta try to make myself useful if Johnny get lost again.

    While they were trading strikes, Shadewing appears carrying a newspaper.

    Edward: Shadewing? What is the sudden appearance?


    Tenkai: Is something the matter.

    Shadewing:....This begun circulating for a little while. And it already spread quite fast everywhere.

    Edward: A newspaper? Well, of course it would spread at the start of the day, but everywhere?

    Shadewing: Tenkai. You better read it yourself. It's about your homeland.

    Edward: Taiyo? That's literally on the other side of the planet. Something big must have happened.

    Tenkai then picks the newspaper and read the main article. A few seconds and his face is filled with terror.

    Tenkai: M-Mother.....
    Last edited by KageKageKing; August 18th, 2017 at 06:23 PM.

  7. #247

    Default Re: Hybrid

    Chapter 219: News.

    In a single day, nearly the entire world heard of what happened in the far east. A certain event was in the mind of nearly everyone. On a certain article in every newspaper said the following.

    "Amaterasu fallen by Raven. Ninetails Dead."

    A military ship from Drakland approaches Riverpool commanded by General Walpole. He was looking at the horizon when Orion appears holding a newspaper.

    Orion: So this is that Raven fellow Johnnathan told me about it. Is this Ninetails somewhat strong as him?

    Walpole: That's right, you don't know about the Three Dark Lords, huh? While they aren't equal as individuals, they both have an army with the strenght of a whole country under them. And if one of them falls to another....

    Orion: Some sort of unbalance happens?

    Walpole: Something like that. All we could do is wait what Taiyo will do.

    Orion: I guess it's a good thing I decided to come along then. By the way, who is the other Dark Lord?

    Walpole: The Dragon Master, Tiamat. I wonder if he heard about it...

    North of Drakland, at the Dragon Valley, Tiamat was on the top of a peak talking to a gigantic Heavenly Dragon whose body was hidden by the fog.

    Tiamat: So Ninetails had fallen, huh? It seems I have to clear that gap.

    On Blitzreign, Miilera and Hadol were walking in the palace with Miilera holding the newspaper with the article about Taiyo.

    Hadol: Now that's a bummer. And here I was expecting to get my summer vacation there.

    Miilera: I know there is nothing we could do about it, but it's still gets my bad side.

    Hadol: Should we do a military intervention?

    Miilera: We should await a response from Tsukuyomi. Diplomatic stuff and all that. Besides, do you think Raven would stay there.

    Hadol: I don't think so. Raven isn't the kind of guy that stays in one place. But if Amaterasu will be infested by Rogues, that's certainly a fact.

    Miilera: Hmm...Waiting to make a move is so annoying.

    At the Gloria harboured in Mians, Tenkai looks at the article of the newspaper for a few seconds and faces Shadewing.

    Tenkai: Is this for real?

    Shadwwing: I did confirmed with some other Acquillas.

    Tenkai: I see...

    He then drops the newspaper on the floor and leaves the ship silently.

    Edward: Hmm...What's this all about?

    He picks the paper and reads tha article.

    Edward: Let's see....What....What in the what the?!

    Meanwhile, back at the market place.

    Evelyne: Sooo....The relationship between you two isn't like that?

    Johnnathan: Yeah.

    Johnnathan responded with his face swollen with punches.

    Cleo: (I feel like I should apologize about this, but the situation is too delicate.-_-)

    Evelyne: Sorry. It just I never felt jealous in my life.

    Johnnathan: Somehow I doubt that.

    She responds back by punching Johnnathan in the gut.

    Johnnathan: Oof!

    Evelyne: Jerk!

    Cleo:....Excuse, but....Evelyne isn't it?

    Evelyne: Yeah?

    Cleo: You....are not human, right?

    Evelyne: Wha...What?! O-Of course I am. Just a regular everyday human woman. Hahaha.

    Cleo: Sorry, but I don't think a regular everyday human can beat a Hybrid like Johnnathan to the point his face gets damaged like that. So what's your deal? Hybrids are welcomed here.

    Evelyne: I-I-I.....I'm a Hybrid. But....I do hate my red eye!


    Evelyne: It doesn't....combine with my hair.

    Cleo:....You're weird. Is this the kind of woman you're into with Johnnathan?

    Johnnathan: Alright. I guess it's okay to let it slide.

    Cleo: Heh?

    He whispers into Cleo's ear.

    Cleo: She is a what?!

    Johnnathan: Shhh...Keep it down!


    Evelyne:...You aren't scared now aren't you?

    Cleo: Well, I am half you, but I guess a royal is a few tiers above.

    Johnnathan: I guess it's fine now that at least one people around here knows.

    Cleo: But what about you two? You two get along?

    Johnnathan: We almost killed each other at first, but hey so did my parents.

    Cleo: I...I see. Perhaps you two may get to have your happy ending at all.

    Evelyne: What do you mean?

    Cleo: Nothing. It just...Relationships tends to get complicated over the years. That just what I heard.

    Evelyne: Oh....

    "Am I interrupting?"

    Tenkai appears with a very serious aura around him.

    Cleo: Huh. Aren't you that half-fox from Circa?

    Johnnathan: Tenkai? What's the matter? You look wasted.

    Evelyne: Yeah. Like that something very bad happened to your person recently.

    Tenkai:...Well, there is somethig I should tell you.

    He tells of what he learned of the newspaper article.

    Johnnathan: Bloody hell....

    Cleo: Taiyo? That's Kasa homeland! I wonder if she is alright.

    Evelyne:...Was there something more in the article?

    Tenkai: Well, it wasn't Raven who killed my mother. It was some kind of high officer.

    Johnnathan: Someone else other than Raven killed her? Who?

    Evelyne:...I have an idea.

    Johnnathan: Really?

    Evelyne: Tenkai....There is something I should tell you.

  8. #248

    Default Re: Hybrid

    Chapter 220: The Blue Flames Still Burns.

    Evelyne took Tenkai to a empty alley where she revealed the truth about his father and Raven.

    Tenkai:....My father is what?!

    Evelyne: Yep. Wanna me to repeat it?

    Tenkai: No. I heard it. I just...don't believe it. I saw Raven killing him in front of my very eyes.

    Evelyne: he used his Crimsom Claw didn't he?

    Tenkai: Now that you mentioned it, yes.

    Evelyne: He could use it to either steals his victim's blood or do the complete opposite. In any case, his victim would be dead.

    Tenkai: In other words, this Black Blade....He is my father's walking corpse.

    Evelyne: That's one way to put, yeah.

    She procceds by eating a piece of blue cheese.

    Tenkai:...Why didn't you exactly told me this before?

    Evelyne: *munch*....What would you do if I told you?

    Tenkai: Oh. Alright.


    Tenkai: What's the matter?

    Evelyne: I feel like if it was any other member of our crew, I would be in deep trouble right now.

    Tenkai: No. I understand why you hesitate in telling me this. In fact I would just became too much anxious to procced my mission.

    Evelyne: Phew. Good thing you are reasonable.

    Tenkai: Still, to think not only my father but also Vanilla's is also one of Raven's demons...Is it a coincidence that we are on the same ship right now?

    Evelyne: Well, I don't think it's uncommon to find someone whose life was changed somehow by my brother. Specially after 10 years he started his piracy life.

    Tenkai:....Yeah, that's how bad things are.

    Near the Gloria, Johnnathan and Cleo were each one carrying a large crate to the ship. Johnnathan's face was still a bit swollen.

    Johnnathan: Bloody hell. When I chat with a woman she can hit me without reason, but if is it another man I have to let it slip?

    Cleo: To be fair it was an unknow woman to her.

    Johnnathan: Are you actually playing vampire's advocate here?

    Cleo: Well, I would act the same way as her.

    Johnnathan:...Did you actually got over that thing at the Colisseum?

    Cleo:...There wasn't even a thing, wasn't it?

    Johnnathan: I will just keep quiet now.


    As they arrive near the docks where the Gloria was located they hear the sounds of a brawl.

    Johnnathan: What the? Are those pirates?

    They rush to the pier where the ship was docked and see West fighting against Rolf.

    Rolf: I always knew you were a no good cheater, stupid mutt! Give back my title!

    West: Give me a break! I didn't even won that tournament!

    Cleo: Oh geez. Should've seen that coming.

    Johnnathan: Didn't I seen that goat before?

    Rolf then notices Johnnathan.

    Rolf: You! Give back my title, cheater! Gaaaaaaah!!!

    He charges into Johnnathan for a headbut and Cleo creates a magic wall in front of him that knocks out Rolf when he hits it.

    Johnnathan:...Impressive. Isn't every time one of those knuckleheads gets out cold from one hit in the head.

    Cleo: What can I say? I have to keep the mercenaries in check here.

    Johnnathan: He is one of them?

    West: Hey there Cap'n. Have you stumbled with Tenkai on the way?

    Johnnathan: Yeah. I heard about Taiyo already. What do you think about that?

    West: He will be fine. He is tougher than he looks. Hi there Schneider.

    Cleo: Just call me Cleo.

    Tenkai and Evelyne arrives and Tenkai silently gets onboard on the ship.

    Johnnathan:...What's gotten into him?

    Evelyne: Oh, the one that killed his mother was actually his father.

    Johnnathan: Well, that's sounds rough-WHAT?!

    In the depths of the Underworld, Alex and Dracula were sitting on two logs around a campfire in a safe zone. Alex was eating a piece of meat that looked like a whole ham with Dracula holding the same food in his palm and gazing at it.

    Alex: Nom! Nom! Nom!

    Dracula:....What are those again?

    Alex: Dead Meat. They grow from the ground like minerals and vegetables. Everytime these are found, Lady Death turns into a mining site for it.

    Dracula: And are those necessary?

    Alex: Well, we caaaaaan't die by starvation, but the hunger still lingers even after death. It has been an eternity since you came down here, right? You never felt a bit of hunger?

    Dracula: No. But I felt my throat dry.

    Alex: Jeez! Eat it then. You're technically no vampire now.

    Dracula: Hmmmm.....

    He opens his giant jaw and bites the meat.

    Dracula: *munch* *munch*....Huh. So that's the feeling.

    Suddenly a woman with a shining blue hair with a pair of fire fox ears with a mask covering her upper face appears. She was spotting a white kimono and nine blue tails.


    Alex: Oh. Newcomer. How is it doing?

    ???: Who....What is going on here?

    Alex: Relax. You just died.

    ???: Died?

    Dracula: Can you really say that out loud?

    ???: Just...died? But it felt like...

    Alex: Ages passed, all alone, traveling through the wastelands, yadda yadda. You got luck a Phantasma didn't ate you at this point.

    Dracula:...You are a Kitsune, right?

    Alex: Yeah. They all look like that when they die.

    ???: Yes. A Kitsune. And now that you mentioned...I do remember now. The moment that I died.

    Dracula: Nine tails....How old were you?

    ???: About a thousand.

    Alex: Sooooo young.

    Dracula: I see. So you might been the Dark Lord from my time before I also died.

    ???: A Dark Lord?

    Dracula: I was Vladmir Dracul. I don't think we ever seen each other.

    Makoto: Oh...You look different than what I was expecting.

    Dracula: You can call me just Dracula here. I am what thay call a Wrait. This one here is Alex Highlander. An Angel. They salvage souls that comes down here.

    Alex: You too is doing that by the way.

    Makoto: Highlander....Are you the one they called Red Demon?

    Alex: Yep. From Vampire Hunter to Ghostbuster. Want a bite?

    He offers another Dead Meat he had in stock.


    She picks the meat and sits next to him, giving it a bite.

    Makoto:...It's good.

    Alex: Yeah. Who would knew meat that grows from the ground of the Deathland would taste good.

    Dracula: By the way, was your death somehow related to my idiotic son?

    Makoto:...Yes. Yes it was.

    Alex: What's this? Did your boy done what you didn't done in centuries?

    Dracula: Bah! He probably cheated it.

    Alex: Still, this is kinda bad for the people in Taiyo, right? I mean, not that's it's your problem anymore.

    Makoto: That's okay. I'm pretty sure my son will do something about it.

    Dracula: Hm? You have a son?

    Alex: (Oh yeah, come to think about it, isn't she Akechi's son's mother?)

    Makoto: It may not striked him yet, but....I'm sure that the flames in his heart...Is burning with resolution.

  9. #249

    Default Re: Hybrid

    Chapter 221: Parallel Fates.


    After returning to the ship, Tenkai climbed to the highest fore yard and gazed to the east as Johnnathan and Shadewing were looking from the deck.

    Shadewing:...Is he still there?

    Johnnathan: Yeah.

    Shadewing: It has been like how much? An hour?

    Johnnathan: Something like that, yeah. I remember Henry doing the same after I joined the crew.

    Shadewing: By the way, this might not be the best time, but I have a word from Heinrich.

    Johnnathan: Another Key?

    Shadewing: Most likely. Weasel said it to meet him on Valente.

    Johnnathan: Valente...That is all the way to Aurakarias. I guess it is good at this time of the year.

    Shadewing: Meanwhile, we'll be at the Steel Continent.

    Johnnathan: Steel Continent? What are you gonna do there? I thought we were done after the Fire Genie's Lamp.

    Shadewing: It seems there is some sort of unusual activity from those guys you met at the South Pole.

    Johnnathan: Them, huh? But what about him?

    The two of them looks at Tenkai up there.

    Johnnathan:....Ah, Bloody hell. Yo! Tenkai!


    Tenkai gets down in a second.

    Tenkai: Yes?

    Johnnathan pulls him by the back of his yukata and drags him to his room.

    Tenkai: Eh?

    After arriving at his room, Johnnathan just toss him in the floor.

    Tenkai: What's the big idea, Johnnathan?!

    Johnnathan: That's my line. I mean your mother just gets killed and the murderer happens to be your father turned into a rogue vampire and you aren't begging me to return to Taiyo. What the hell is going on?!

    Tenkai:...It is just the smartest thing to do at the time.

    Johnnathan:...Are you a moron?

    Tenkai: Huh?!

    Johnnathan: I thought your mother was important? Why aren't you cursing Raven's name or breaking every mobile around? Look that desk over there. Flip it. Flip it over like if it was a pancake!

    Tenkai:...I don't even get it any logic of this.

    Johnnathan: Oh. Is that so? I guess I have it to show it to you. GAAAAAHH!!!

    Johnnathan picks the desk and tosses outside of the window.


    Johnnathan:...See? Now do with that wardrobe.

    Tenkai: Uuuuh....

    Johnnathan: Wait. On second thought that's where Eve is keeping her stuff....Maybe the coffin? Nah she likes that too.

    Tenkai: Johnny-san...Just explains with words.-___-

    Johnnathan: Not until I see you breaking something.


    Tenkai punches into a wall making it a hole.

    Tenkai: Does that count.

    Johnnathan: Hmpf. I guess. Look, you may be right that to for the better of the whole group all of this should be ignored. But for you it's a big deal, right? What is on your mind?

    Tenkai:...That I should return to my homeland. I need answers.

    Johnnathan:...Then why don't you go you imbecile?

    Tenkai: Because apparently we need to go to Aurakarias?

    Johnnathan: Yes. WE need. But there is a place that YOU need to go more.

    Tenkai: Are you encouraging me to return to Taiyo alone.

    Johnnathan: No. I am ordering you to go to Taiyo alone.

    Tenkai: Why is that?

    Johnnathan: Because it's something I also would do.

    Tenkai:....Hahaha. I never knew pirates were into that kindo stuff.

    Johnnathan: It's not about being a pirate. It's about comrades. If there is something you really wanna do it, then as the captain I have to give full support, no matter how reckless of stupid you may be.

    Tenkai: Heh. I guess I should start packing.

    Johnnathan: You know, West would love to tag along.

    Tenkai: No. Unlike you I don't wanna drag anyone on my messes. Well, I need to polish my blade....Thanks Johnnathan....I mean, Captain Highlander.

    He leaves the room with a satisfied face and Evelyne appears as a mist a few seconds later behind Johnnathan hugging him from behind.

    Evelyne: I guess that went well, huh?

    Johnnathan: Sending a crewmate to hid possible death isn't what I would call well, but I guess that what my old man would had said it if I he was around. Am I right?

    Evelyne:....Johnny. There is something I should tell you.

    Johnnathan: What is it?

    Evelyne: Remember that drug I was taking it?

    Johnnathan: The contraceptives? What about it?

    Evelyne: Yeeeeah...Those weren't drugs at all.


    Evelyne: They were just mint pills. I just...didn't wanted to worry you.

    Johnnathan: Wait a minute....You aren't pregnant aren't you?!

    Evelyne: N-No! No, I already checked it. It just....It just I needed to apologize. I mean, I was not being honest with you. I felt that I betrayed you and....I just feel terrible.

    Johnnathan: I think I get it....Do you want to have a child that badly?

    Evelyne: Of course I do. In Hollowgrounds, motherhood was every vampire maiden's dream. Well, maybe not my sister, but....You get the idea.

    Johnnathan: I think I get it, but....when you think about it, I guess you should had been carrying one by now? We did the deed more than enough time, right?

    Evelyne: Well, it seems that all this "going rogue" bussiness might messed all of my fertility.

    Johnnathan: Huh? It can do that?

    Evelyne: I cannot prove it, but I cannot prove that it didn't either.

    Johnnathan: Well, maybe we can have Aladdin to take a look at it? He is no doctor, but he is the best when it comes to dark magic stuff.

    Evelyne:....Are you actually concerned about it?

    Johnnathan: Huh...I am thinking about you.

    Evelyne:....Gosh. You are such a dork when you are trying to be adorable.

    Johnnathan: I wasn't trying.

    Evelyne: Then you are a dork in general.

    Johnnathan: What conversation were we having again?

    Evelyne: Teehee. Sorry, I am just teasing you? But really, don't you wanna one day have a family of your own? You know, with a cute son or daughter calling you daddy and all that?

    Johnnathan suddenly remebers of Pisces with an adorable smiley face waving at him.

    Johnnathan:...Yeah, that might be nice.

    Evelyne: What exactly are you thinking right now?

  10. #250

    Default Re: Hybrid

    Chapter 222: Floating Fortress.

    The Gloria was on his way to Aurakarias. But before they sailed away, Tenkai had left to Taiyo alongside Nikolai on his submarine. Meanwhile Johnnathan and Florencia were studying a map on his room.

    Florencia: Aurakarias...Very big place. Any idea of where exactly in there we gonna go?

    Johnnathan: Probably not in Valente. There isn't much of ancient treasury around there.

    Florencia: *sigh* This is ridiculous. Can we even trust that weasel?

    Johnnathan: He never let us down once...Well, there was that one time with a spicy soba, but....

    Florencia: Forget about it. I forgot you Hybrids are the biggest weirdos around and I should have getting used by now.

    Johnnathan: Yeah, and also-


    Evelyne appears in a hurry.

    Johnnathan: Eve? What is the matter?

    Evelyne: Sorry for disturbing you, but....We stumbled across something...unusual.

    Johnnathan: Unusual even for us? That's concerning about it.

    Evelyne: Oh, before that do you know what happened to that desk? I just remembered putting some of my stuff on the drawer.

    Johnnathan looks at the fixed hole on the wall of the ship.

    Johnnathan:....Let's see that unusual thing.

    He leaves without saying a thing about the desk.

    Evelyne:....Why does it seems he ignored me on purpose.

    Florencia: Hmpf...I wonder why.

    When Johnnathan arrives at the deck he stumbles himself with a giant wall in the middle of the ocean that looked like a giant steel rectangular box with windows that was about 10 times larger than his own ship.

    Johnnathan:...What the hell is going on?

    West: I don't know. This thing appeared from underwater out of nowhere.

    Then one of the windows opened and a gremlim with a bicorne hat started shouting on a megaphone.

    "Hey there wanker!"

    Johnnathan: What?

    "Nice ship you got there. It would be reeeeeal bad if something happened to it. Am I right?"

    Johnnathan:...Who in the bloody hell are you?

    "I want it."

    Johnnathan: Say what?

    "I want the ship."

    Johnnathan: You can't have it.

    "Then I will break it and pick the loot."

    Johnnathan: Oh really? And how are you gonna do that, furball?

    "Can't you see mighty of my Aqua Fortress?"

    Johnnathan: That's a fortress? I always thought it was a giant piece of recycled scrap junk.

    "And your ship looks like a rubber duck!"

    Johnnathan: Okay listen-

    "A very cheap and ugly duck!"

    Johnnathan: What does th-

    "Even if it was actually a swan it would the most sinister-looking swan ever!"

    Edward: Don't talk this way to Gloria!

    "And if it was a human woman she would be a dirty fatty fat granny!"

    Vanilla: How rude!>:I

    Vanilla starts rubbing the deck's floor.

    Vanilla: If she was a real woman she would be a young and slender beauty.

    Johnnathan: This is ridiculous. We are outta here.

    Johnnathan snaps his fingers and makes the Gloria to fast move away to the left, but the fortress moves along blocking the path.


    He tries to move to the other side, but the fortress keep moving it along with the ship blocking it's path.

    "I don't moving without your stuff, wanker!"

    Johnnathan: Seriously, who is this clown?!

    Edward then picks what seems to be a folder of posters.

    Edward: Hmmm....Oh there he is. Loudmouth Edel. 600 Pieces of Silver. I knew he looked familiar....but then again those Gremlims looks all the same.

    Edel: Racist!

    Johnnathan: Hah! 600 pieces of silver? I am gold ranked, furball!

    Edel: Whatever! You still not gonna pass here babyface! Anyway nice jacket. There wasn't any adult clothes where you brought that? Hahahaha!

    Johnnathan:....Does it really looks petty?

    Edward: Eeeer...You could use a longer coat.

    Vanilla: Nah. It fits you alright.

    Johnnathan: Anyway, if he is not gonna get out of the way by good...then he will go by naughty.

    He snaps his fingers and cannons appears ready to fire. Johnnathan picks his sword and aims at Edel.

    Johnnathan: Fire!

    The cannons all shoot with darkness enchancing the shots and delivers powerful blows into the fortress that shakes it a bit.

    Edel: Whoops! Hahaha! Is that all you can do?

    Johnnathan: Hmpf. I guess I will have to blast it a few more on this nasty turtle.

    Edel: Are you married or something? Because I can't think of someone with such cheap shots could even go back home and satisfy his woman. Hahahahaha!

    West: Wow. That burned.

    Johnnathan: Hah! Like you could do any better, homie!


    Edel pulls a lever next to him and a large cannon appears from one of the many windows of the fortress.

    Edel: Fire!

    The cannon then shoots a fireball.

    Johnnathan: Fireball? Oh please, all we need is some water magic to-


    But the fireball turns out to be a sheep with fire for wool and it hits Johnnathan right on his face.

    Johnnathan: Ouch!


    The sheep then starts running around the sheep putting fire everywhere.

    Johnnathan: D-Did he just shot some sort of sheep made of fire at us?

    Vanilla: It appears to be regular sheeps whose bodies were altered with alchemy.

    West: Have you seen one of those?

    Vanilla: Yep. Every semester we done those things on GMA. Ah! I once made a rat with a body of poison.

    West: What happened to it?

    Vanilla:...They said it ran away, but I guess that what they say when they sacrifices their pets.;_;

    Johnnathan: A-Anyway, it just one sheep burning the ship...Wow, it is weird when you say that out loud.

    Edel pull another lever and ten more cannons appears.

    Johnnathan:...Bloody hell.

    A little while later Florencia and Evelyne appeared on the deck drinking two cups of tea.

    Florencia: And he just wasteall of our water supply to clean his feet. Can you believe? And later on he acts all defeated because of the heat.

    Evelyne: Jeez, what a b-


    The two of them stumble with the scenery of the ship being invade by an inferno of sheeps being launched by Edel.

    Edel: Hahahahaha! Wankers!

    Edward: Someone do something related to sheeps!

    West: I can't eat them if they are on fire! Can't you put a shield around the sheep, Vanilla?

    Vanilla: But if I do that....They will drop in the ocean and drow.

    West: This ship will sink with all of us, woman!

    Edward: Don't shout at my girl like that!

    Johnnathan: I guess I have to keep the things going the hard way. Fire!

    Johnnathan shoots more cannonballs, but he can't sink the fortress.

    Evelyne:....What is going on here?

    Florencia: I guess the ship is being attacked by ovines covered in fire.

    Evelyne: Hmmm....I have an idea. Sin Activate: Pleasure!

    She launches two spiked chains at two of the sheeps and covers all of their bodies. Evelyne swings her chains around and tosses the sheeps into Edel's window. He ducks and the sheeps enter his vessel.

    Edel: Hah! You missed, bitch!

    Evelyne: Did I?


    Edel listened to the growl of a beast and saw the two sheeps that entered the fortress with glowing crimsom eyes. They were roguefied.

    Edel:...Oh dear.


    The sheeps started to rampage inside and the fortress loses control.

    Evelyne: Now's our chance Johnny! Let's get out of here.

    Johnnathan:...Just a second.

    He claps his hands and a hatch opens in the floor at the front of the ship's deck and a large cannon comes from below.

    Evelyne:....Was that always there.

    Johnnathan: Now taste this you pipsqueak shameless fuzzy ass excuse of an engineer.

    He snap his fingers and the cannon shoots a large purple beam at the top of the fortress that pushes back the whole vessel and it slowly falls like a tree.

    Edel: Oh snaaaaaaaaaaaaaa-

    The fortress falls and still floats in the ocean. The Gloria then slowly passes it.

    Vanilla: Hmm. It still afloat.

    Edward: That's some technology there.

    Johnnathan: Hah! Do you think I can't satisfy woman now?!

    Evelyne: What?

    Florencia: Impressive. Why didn't you done that right in the beggining?

    Johnnathan: It takes a lot of me to shoot that thing. Managing a ship with magic is harder than you think.

    West: Guys...we still have a problem.

    The sheeps were still running through the ship and the fire was still spreading.

    Vanilla:...Ah! I have an idea. Snowy Reversal!

    Vanilla summons the snow fairy and she creates a small twister of snow that not only dispels the fire, but turns the fire covering the sheeps into wool of snow. The sheeps all remain calm.

    Florencia: A complete magic reversal...Understandable, but don't you need special equipment for alchemy?

    Vanilla: Once an animal is transformed all you need is strong enough magic to reverse the effect.

    West: But...what do with them? I can't really eat them like that. Can we roast them?
    Vanilla: N-No! Don't eat my babies!

    Evelyne: Hmmm.....I have an idea.

    At the midnight, Evelyne was sleeping on Johnnathan's bed and suddenly woke up.

    Evelyne: Hmpf. Can't sleep again...But I don't wanna leave it yet.

    She leaves the room on her pajamas and goes to the ship's deck. She returns with three red sheeps. She returns to the bed and claps her hands. The sheeps all starts to jump over the bed and Evelyne starts to count them and she falls asleep with a smile on her face. Outside of their room, Vanilla and Florencia were on their pajamas drinking two mugs of hot cocoa and witnesses Evelyne bringing the sheeps.

    Vanilla: T-They are still my babies....right?;_;

    Florencia: As long as you don't care they are also rogue vampires with ice powers....Yep. *sluuuuurp*
    Last edited by KageKageKing; September 28th, 2017 at 02:33 PM.

  11. #251

    Default Re: Hybrid

    Chapter 223: Land of Night.


    At the far eastern seas, a small submarine was on it's way to Taiyo. Inside only Nikolai and Tankai were aboard and both of the were silent. It has been a few days since they travelled. Nikolai was piloting it with his mechanical tail attached to a plug on the submarine's center. Both of them were silent.




    Tenkai: Huh?

    Nikolai: You barely said a word ever since we said goodbye to Johnny. What exactly is in your mind?

    Tenkai: Uh...I...Am used to travelling alone. That's all.

    Nikolai: Is that it? Even though you have been with the Red Beasts for a few months already? Golly, you Taiyoneses are used to loneliness, huh?

    Tenkai: I guess so. By the way, why are you even here?

    Nikolai: One, you need a ride. Two, this is the fastest that can send you straight home. And third, if there is an opportunity to ditch Henry and Al to pursue my own interests then I all in.

    Tenkai: Aren't you selfish? Speaking of them, what is there about this Steel Continent.

    Nikolai: So you still don't know about that, huh? Well, it's a large piece of land south of Blitzreign a little far below Ra. It's gigantic. About the size of Blitzreign and Gel combined. Perhaps even bigger.

    Tenkai: So such a place exist.

    Nikolai: It does seem primitive, but there are several people living there. Tribes and civilizations scattered all over the wilderness. The Man of Iron.

    Tenkai: "The Man of Iron"?

    Nikolai: It's just a word to describe them in general. They are humans. But their bodies aren't like the others. Their skins are like iron and their bones are like steel. Bullets and arrows can't pierce them and blades cannot sever their fleshes....Or at least not the conventional ones.

    Tenkai: That's sounds intriguing.

    Suddenly a monitor appears and shows a map with a glowing point pulsating.

    Nikolai: We are getting close. I was starting to going crazy inside this thing.

    Tenkai: Couldn't you made a little bigger?

    Nikolai: I took 10 years to make that ship you were in and make it twice counting the Vitoria. I ain't a god, kid.

    Tenkai: 10 years....

    After a while they disembarked on Tsukuyomi with the submarine hidden underwater. As they walk through the city, they notice the streets empty.

    Tenkai: Weird. I didn't remeber the city like this at this time of the day.

    Nikolai:...It must be because it's late afternoon.

    Tenkai: Late Afternoon?


    Nikolai: Vampires have this kind of schedule. They would start when the sun is at the least bright and increase the work load as time passes and the skies get more dark. Even if they are Rogues, it's still efficient to conserve energy.

    Tenkai: That's how things were in the West, isn't it?

    Nikolai: It was a common sight in Blitzreign and Drakland. Specially Eysideci. Come to think of it, the distance between Amaterasu and here is the same as Hollowgrounds and Mians...I guess this place had his share of mosquito attacks.

    Tenkai: This is what we most feared....what we should had feared...Could I ask you something?

    Nikolai: What is it, Rookie?

    Tenkai: Why exactly are you with the Black Demon Pirates?

    Nikolai: Oh, that? Well....I wanted to show those amateurs how to do things right.

    Tenkai: What does that-

    Soon they come across a group of wounded soldiers. Some of them missing limbs and others not being able to stan by themselves, walking towards a building.

    Nikolai: Gosh. That's worse than a full day at Snake's Eyes in there.

    Tenkai: That's where they tend to soldier's injuries if I am not mistaken.

    Nikolai: Is that so? I couldn't notice with all the injured people entering there.

    Tenkai:...Yeah, that was really dumb.

    The two of them sneaks inside the facility where several soldiers were resting on blankets in the floor. Tenkai and Nikolai spies from behind a wall.

    Tenkai: This is horrible. There is even Kitsunes here.

    Nikolai: This kind of scenery is typical from a Crusade. If my experience with rogues is right, and it is, it's obviously they wanna have Taiyo feels the same as Blitzreign and Drakland felt during the past 500 years. Raven is that big of a bastard.

    "So you came."

    Kasa appears from a door next to them. Hanzo was resting there with his body covered in bandages.

    Kasa: It has been a while.

    Tenkai: Kasa. Did you also fought in Amaterasu?

    Kasa: I just gave my support on the backstages.

    Tenkai then gives a little peek from inside the room.

    Tenkai: Is that Hanzo?

    Hanzo was resting on a blanket.

    Kasa: He has been like that for days. He took quite a blow.

    Nikolai: Man, he looks like shit.

    Kasa: Shut it, Gremlim! He fought valiantly until the very end.

    Nikolai: Still don't change the facts.

    Kasa: You little....Tch! Forget it. There is someone you need to see.

    Later on another room, Asuka was resting on another room, sitting on the floor looking at nowhere with empty eyes.


    The door opens and Tenkai silently enters.

    Tenkai: Asuka?

    Asuka:....Oh. It's you.

    She responds with a lax and cold response.

    Tenkai: Is that you have to respond after all this time.

    Asuka: I had a bad time a while ago. Speaking of which, did you got rid of Raven as you said you would do? Because I don't think you did it.

    Tenkai: I had to hurry after I heard about it.

    Asuka: That you mother is dead?

    Tenkai: No. That my father killed her.

    Asuka:....Eh? Isn't you father dead?

    Tenkai: About that....

    He tells her what he heard about from Evelyne.

    Asuka: Oh my....A sister of Raven is on the same ship as you and the captain is going all out on her? That Red Beast is something else.

    Tenkai: Is that what picked your interest?

    Asuka: Yeah, whatever. So...since your father is responsible I guess you feel you have to finish what it was done and now you plan on storm Amaterasu on your own, huh?

    Tenkai: Yes. That's a pretty accurate description of the whole scenario, actually.

    Asuka:....Well, then it's settled.

    She gets up despite her injuries and picks up her mace.

    Asuka: I going with you.

    Tenkai: In this state?

    Asuka: Hello? We are Hybrids. A beating by a giant rogue is like a tree branch to the face.

    Tenkai: That's actually something to not take light.

    Asuka: Yeah, but that was like days ago. I'm fine.

    Tenkai:...Very well, just not overdo.

    Asuka: You betcha. This will be like our pre-honeymoon or something.

    Tenkai: *sigh* I knew this would happen. Do you have a plan?

    Asuka: Not really. But I know a guy.

  12. #252

    Default Re: Hybrid

    Chapter 224: What a Horrible Night.

    The dusk had risen once again above Amaterasu. A few miles away from the city a stone cube rose from the ground above a hill. The stone opened a door like an elevator Tenkai, Nikolai and Asuka leaves from inside the stone.

    Asuka: Thanks for the lift, Gyuki.

    Gyuki: This is as far as I can take you all.

    Tenkai: To think we could travel this far in so little time.

    Gyuki: That's one of the secret techniques of the Spider Clan. It's not something we should reveal easily under normal circumstances. But are you really sure it's wise to attack a whole city guarded by vampires at night?

    Tenkai: I had enough experience with Rogues by now. As strong as they look, they aren't very smart.

    Nikolai: Unlike you guys, we have me. A few grunts is no problem for us, but a Hated is certainly a challenge.

    Asuka: But still...It's still a bit too far away, isn't it?

    Gyuki: Any more closer, Tsuchigumo would sense it. It would compromisse the element of surprise.

    Tenkai: Thanks anyway, Gyuki. I never thought a Spider would aid me.

    Gyuki: If you wanna repay a debt, take care of that troublemaker. Good luck out there.

    He closes the cube and sends it underground, disappearing.

    Nikolai: Now then...

    The tip of his metal tails sparks and a sniper rifle appears out of nowhere.

    Nikolai: How do we start this?

    Asuka: Woah! Hold on. What's with this gun out of nowhere?

    Nikolai: This? I modified my tail with a teleporter that I created. Makes carrying firearms more convenient.

    Tenkai: In other words, you are taking those weapons from somewhere else. Where exactly?

    Nikolai: The Vitoria. Where else?

    Asuka: Can't you just take us inside Amaterasu then?

    Nikolai: It's not that simple. It involves a series of factors that your underdeveloped human brains couldn't understand.

    Asuka & Tenkai: Hybrids.

    Nikolai: Whatever. Long story short, you two are stupid. Back to the topic, how do we start this?

    Tenkai: I have an idea.

    Later when the night had totally covered the sky, two rogues were guarding the main front gate when suddenly one of them picked up a sound coming from nearby woods.

    "....You hear that?"


    "Wanna check it out?"

    "Sure, I think we are getting paid for this."

    "...We are?"

    The two rogues walked towards the woods. They verify behind the bushes following the sound of small steps and found a wandering chicken.

    "....Okay. Let's go back for some fish and-"


    A sudden electric current covers them and they fall paralyzed. Asuka and Tenkai leaves behind some trees.

    Tenkai: Nice going, Nik

    Asuka: And you too Tori.


    Nikolai had taken them down with his tail. He then uses it to pass a scan on them and follow it by covering Asuka and Tenkai with a colored beam that makes them look like Rogue Vampires.

    Asuka: Oh. It actually worked.

    Tenkai:...You know, you look good as a rogue.

    Asuka: Don't make me wish I was one of Raven's goons.

    Nikolai: Now....

    He summons a laser blaster and shoots the two rogues.

    Nikolai: Everything is now set.

    Asuka: Woah. Wasn't that a bit too harsh.

    Nikolai: You want those two roaming around you country? Do you have any idea what disaster two of those oversized mosquitoes can do to your homeland?

    Asuka: Sorry, not used to killing outside of the battlefield. But did we really needed to lure them?

    Nikolai: My Disguise Device only works for 2 hours so I have to get the samples first before using it. And by the way, in 2 hours those disguises will fade it so make it quick.

    Tenkai: 2 hours is more than enough.

    They hid Nikolai on a bag and headed straight to Amaterasu. They enter the city easily. The rogues were minding their own bussiness not paying attention to anything around them.

    Asuka: Huh. Up close they are just a bunch of dumb misfits.

    Tenkai: Don't let your guard down. If they notice us they will attack like hungry wolves.

    Asuka: You talk like an expert.

    Tenkai: All I know is that if even one of the Royals were around...or even another Hated, all of this would be impossible.

    Asuka: Funny considering you have been hanging with one of them as of lately.

    Tenkai: Eve-san is....surprisingly human. But she is still dangerous.

    Asuka: Ooooooh. I'm getting a little jealous here.

    "You two there!"

    Potato and Rob appears right behind them.

    Tenkai: Oh dear. A captain...

    Potato: Aren't you two supossed to be on your positions?!

    Tenkai: Uuuh....And do you know what our positions are?

    Potato:....Huh. You got me there son. It just that you guys were so like...having some sort of purpose that drive to move forward kind of deal...Well, keep doing whatever you two were doing it.

    He waves goodbye and leaves.

    Tenkai: See? Idiots.

    Asuka: So these are the demons spreading chaos on our country. Damnit, I feel worse now.

    As the two of them were moving towards the castle, Rob starts to smell like a dog and looks at the bag that Asuka was holding.


    The two of them arrives at the castle and looked it from down below as it pierced the sky.

    Asuka: It's so big up-close, huh?

    Tenkai: Well, we already came this far. You alright there Nik?

    Nikolai: I'm fine. Just keep going.

    They enter the castle and arrives at an empty hall.

    Asuka: No one, huh?

    Tenkai: I guess you would put whatever is remaining on the upper floors. I believe the stairs are ahead-

    Then out of nowhere Tsuchigumo lands in front of them.

    Asuka: Ah!

    Tenkai: Tsuchi...gumo..(He is the one that started all this.)

    Tsuchigumo: Huh. When I heard someone enter I wasn't expecting two rogues.

    Asuka: A-Are you serious?

    Tsuchigumo: Believe me, it is far more believable that someone would sneak those idiots outside and enter this place.

    Asuka: (So there is no other rogue here.)

    Tsuchigumo: By the way...are you two new?

    Tenkai: Huh?

    Tsuchigumo: I mean, I do not really know everyone here, but if I remember correctly the women are usually Noir's subordinates.

    Asuka: N-Noir?

    Tenkai: (That's right. Evelyne's brother has an entire squad composed of women. I have to steer this conversation along.) W-We are new recruits, you see?

    Tsuchigumo: Hmm?

    Tenkai: I know it's weird, but because the numbers of casualties have been a bit higher than usual they decided to pick some new fresh meat around the world so here we are, hehe!

    Tsuchigumo: That's...pretty convenient. But it does seems like a thing Raven would do.

    Asuka: Y-Yup! We actually are siblings. I'm Nami. And this is my brother Nagi.

    Tsuchigumo: Nami and Nagi...got it. So what brings you two here?

    Tenkai: We heard that one of the Hateds is here and we really would like to see it at least once.

    Tsuchigumo: Hmm...I suposse a Hated is the only Rogue outside of the Royals that one could look at it. Very well, I will take you two to him, but first...

    He snaps his fingers and a stone spider appears carrying a game board.

    Tsuchigumo: Would you entertain me for a while. I've been very bored lately. And newbies like you two are smarter than the old rogues so would you like to play a game of Oni Conquest? It's a favourite among Yokais.

    Asuka: Oni...Conquest? C-Could it be a game of cards? You see, I-

    Tenkai: I can do that.

    Tsuchigumo: Really? Thanks a bunch, pal.

    The two of them sat on the floor and pieces made of stone with different colors appeared on each side of the board. Asuka started to whisper to Tenkai.

    Asuka: Psst! Do you know what you're doing it?

    Tenkai: I used to play this with my mother when I was younger. I've only won once though.

    Tsuchigumo: The rules are simple. As you can see there is red onis and blue onis on both sides and you can't beat an oni if you are of the same colour. The winner is the one who loses wither all reds or all blues, got it?

    Tenkai: Got it.

    The two of them starts to play. Both of the players made quick moves most of the time. A few minutes had passed and both contenders had lost about 4 pieces with 6 remaining.

    Tsuchigumo: You catched pretty quickly, huh?

    Tenkai: The rules are quite simple.

    Tsuchigumo: I say that the simpler games are the most difficult ones. Are you aware of warfare?

    Tenkai: A little bit.

    The two of them keeps playing.

    Tsuchigumo: I think that war is a simple thing. Two sides trying to crush another. But it's the meaning of them that is so complex. Why do people war? What drives them to fight? Wealthy? Survival? Philosophy? Many meanings. Like, why are we even playing this game right now? How is so different from the battlefield?

    Tenkai: That...would be the meaning?

    Tsuchigumo: Yeah. You know...in war, you get to know your opponent better as you keep fighting them. This game is no different. Do you agree with me, Nagi?

    Tenkai: I...heard a few stories.

    Asuka:.....(Something is...off here.)

    Tsuchigumo: Heh. I wonder....did any of them involved a man and a fox falling in love? Akechi Sanzuke....

    Tenkai: !!!

    Tsuchigumo waves his arm pushing the board away and attacks Tenkai with his sais, but he reacts by leaping back.

    Asuka: Ah! Sanzuke!

    Tenkai: He saw it through.

    Tsuchigumo: You really think you could fool me with that disguise? Hah! I don't remember telling you how each piece on that game moved didn't I?

    Nikolai: Oooh boy! He got you there.

    Tsuchigumo: Hmm? Did some voice came out of that bag?


    Then out of nowhere Rob appears and catches the bag with his mouth. He shakes it and Nikolai gets out of it.

    Nikolai: Ouch! So much for stealth.

    Potato: Rob! What are you....What in Raven's non-existent beard is going on here?

    Tsuchigumo: Well, hello there....You. How about you help me deal with those intruders?

    Potato: I-Intruders?! That means....You lied to me?!

    Tenkai:....You never asked.

    Potato: You sick....Rob, battle stations!

    Rob: Hoooooowl!

    Nikolai: Alright, real quick here. I take care of the rogues...

    He summons a spiked club and a rifle with his tail. He picks the gun and Asuka the club.

    Nikolai: You two figure out the rest!

    Tenkai: Understood!

  13. #253

    Default Re: Hybrid

    Chapter 225: Dark Gremlim.


    Tsuchigumo: I am not letting any of you get away!

    Tsuchigumo transformed himself into a large boulder and rolled straight at Tenkai, but Asuka gets in front of him and swings her club, sending him crashing through a wall.

    Asuka: I'll take care of this oversized bug! Sanzuke, go ahead!

    Tenkai: Don't get yourself killed!

    Tenkai rushes to the top of the castle.

    Potato: Now hold up just a second! I have no idea what is going on, but I am Captain Potato of Raven's Rogue Armade and I-

    Potato's body is pierced by a laser beam.

    Potato: Ouch! What in Joshua's spleen was that?!

    Nikolai: Hey buddy. It may not look like, but those two are my responsability. So how about you pay attention to the true bigshot here?

    Potato: You? I have no time for you. Rob, Go!

    Rob: Bark!

    Rob attacks him like a dog, but Nikolai jumps on top of his head and run to outside.

    Nikolai: By the way, you two are so dumb that even the simplest of the Capraexes outsmart you!

    After the taunt he leaves the castle.

    Potato: How dare him compare to those troglodytes?! Sheldon! Joshua! I order you to-


    Potato: Oh right. They aren't here. Guess it's just you and me Rob....And the hundred of rogues out there.

    Rob: Bark!

    The two Rogues rushes after Nikolai leaving Tsuchigumo and Asuka behind. Asuka looks at the rubble caused by the impact caused of Tsuchigumo being launched at the wall and a small figure covered in a robe appears from it.

    "Uuurgh. Why can't you be a little nicer to a old man?"

    Asuka: Is this supossed to be a joke? We all know already how you really look like.

    Tsuchigumo: Does it really? Who says what is a face or a mask outside of the subject anyway? Lie is a part of any rational being. One can have many faces as they want. I merely appeared in this form because I felt like. Hideyoshi also was one of my many faces.

    Asuka: Lies....Faces...Heh. In the end there is only one truth, right?

    Tsuchigumo: Speaking of the subject, I always wondered. What really are you Asuka? What is a Hybrid? Are they monsters pretending to be humans or humans pretending to be monsters?

    Asuka: Oh. I can answer that.

    Tsuchigumo: Huh?

    Asuka: It just like you said it. Hybrids are like two faces...or rather two masks. One human and one monster. But below those masks there is one true face. A face that could be either human of monster.

    Tsuchigumo: Oh? And what is your face in particular?

    Asuka: About that....I am in a Monster Mood right now.

    She gives a fierce glare and covers her body in foxfire.

    Tsuchigumo: Interestiiiiing....
    He transforms into his true form and starts to fight her. Meanwhile, Nikolai was running across the city escaping the rogues that were all on his tail. Despite their speed, he managed to outrun them by running with his four limbs. He was like a mouse running from hundreds of cats.

    "Get that squirrel!"

    "Yo, I think that's a raccoon."

    Nikolai: Don't those idiots know what is a Gremlim or something?

    He then runs into an empty alley and faces a dead end.

    "Hah! Too much for skill isn't it furball?"

    Nikolai: Who needs skills if you are smart?

    He charges a spark from his tail and touches the ground that had a black liquid all over making it an inferno that scorches the rogues.

    "Gyaaaaa! It burns!

    Nikolai: Enjoy the heat!

    From the tip of his tail, a metal hand appears and he shoots like a grappling hook that pulls him to inside a house. Another group of rogues with Potato and Rob appears and witness the fire.

    Potato: Hey! We weren't supossed to set things on fire until next month!

    "It wasn't us!"

    "There were some sort of oil on the ground and that critter just set on fire."

    Potato: What in the rogue hell?! Where did that vermin went to?

    Rob: Bark!

    Rob barks at the house Nikolai went.

    Potato: I got you...Men! Invade that property!

    The rogues storms the house, but find nothing except strange cylinders spread across the house.

    "Huh. What a weird furniture."

    Suddenly the cylinders starts to spark and the whole house is eletrocuted. From outside, Potato and the other rogues watch as the house is surrounded by lightning until it gets destroyed.

    Potato:....What the hell just happened?!

    "Look! He is over there!"

    A rogue points at Nikolai entering another house.

    Potato: I'll get him this time.

    He and another group invades the residence and finds him standing right in front of them.

    Potato: Got you now!

    He swings his harpoon at him, but the harpoon passes through his body that disappears.

    Potato: Oh my....I killed him! He is a ghost!

    "Give me a break."

    Another image of Nikolai appears behind them.

    Nikolai: Do you know what a hologram is? Wait, you probably don't.

    Potato: Well jokes on you, because there is nothing you can do against us!

    Nikolai: That's what you think. Have you never asked yourself how did I trapped you fools twice?

    Potato: I don't need to know how we were cheated?

    "I do kinda wanna, sir."

    "Me too."

    Potato: Shut it, Sheldon! You too, Joshua.

    "...Who the fuck are those?"

    Nikolai: Don't you get it buddy? I had put all those traps way before entering the city with my pals.

    Potato: Impossible! I would have noticed!

    Nikolai: Oh yeah? Decades ago I used to infiltrate Hollowgrounds for researching their ancient documents. That was way before those bloodsucking assholes were replaced by you bloodsucking bigger assholes. And they were way smarter.

    "Hey! Some of us are graduated from high school!"

    Potato: Is that so? And you think you are better? You killed several of my comrades for not playing fair.

    Nikolai: I don't care about playing fair. And I don't care about killing your mates. After all, they were already dead by the time their souls were taken by your admiral. And speaking of which, there is a time bomb in this house that would activate.....now.

    The entire house is set in blazes. Nikolai watches from afar on top of a building.

    Nikolai: Well, I never expected that to work twice in a row. Now to the next-

    "We got him!"

    A group of rogues comes from behind and tries to attack him, but their attacks passes through becuse it was another hologram. Nikolai sneaks from behind and shoots them with his rifle that pierces through their bodies, killing them.

    Nikolai: Now let's see...where is the house with the lasers again?

    Running through the roofs, Nikolai arrives at a house and sees a lot of turrets around that had show sign of being fired.

    Nikolai:...Really? They actually entered here without seeing me? Urrrrgh! I'm feeling proud AND disappointed at myself.

    He then checks out the kitchen of the house and finds a box of biscuits that he starts to eat.

    Nikolai: *munch* You know, 10 years ago I would never had expected to being eating some leftover snack at the far east while dealing with magic vampires.

    He then gets a flashback from 10 years ago where he first met Heinrich and Aladdin. They were on a Shipyard in Drakland looking at an unfinished Vitoria.

    Heinrich: Woah! You weren't kidding when you said you were building a ship.

    Nikolai: You liked? It will be 100 Pieces of Gold.

    Heinrich: I have a better deal. How about you come with us? After all you know this ship better than anyone.

    Nikolai: Me? Hah! Good joke. Why would I waste my time with a no good pirate like you?

    Aladdin: Yeah. Forget it Henry. We are better without him.

    Nikolai:...Excuse me?

    Aladdin: All we need was a ship. And there is nothing he can do that I can't do with my magic anyway.

    Nikolai:...Where do I sign?

    Nikolai: Damn half-breed spellcaster. If I knew it you as good as I know you now that day, I could see you were trying you were trying to persuade me. I think now I'll just sit back and relax while I wait for Tenkai do his job with my guard down and vulnerable to-

    A giant beam pierces the walls and drops his box of biscuits.

    Nikolai: Oh shit!

    Several beams starts piercing the house and Nikolai started to run in four through the house.

    Nikolai: At least we have someone who know how to play.

    He uses his tail to summon a black and blue shotgun. Then someone kicks the wall and it's revealed to be Potato carrying Rob like if he was a gun. His body was all scorched from the previous explosion.

    Potato: Come out dust bunny! I have a rogue that shoots beams in my hands and I have don't fear using it!

    Nikolai throws a chair at him at him for distraction. He then starts shooting a spread of blue beam shots that came from one pull of the trigger.

    Potato: Grrr!

    Potato rolls to the side and starts shooting Rob as if he was a machine gun. Nikolai jumps around the house dodging the fires trying to find a good aim.

    Nikolai: Eat this, pal!

    He charges his gun and shoots a large straight blue beam that pierces his left shoulder.

    Potato: Urgh! Not bad shorty. But not good enough!

    He stretches Rob's neck and fires a way bigger beam. Nikolai tries to dodge it by ducking but the beam manages to tear his left ear.

    Nikolai: Ah! Goddamnit fuck!

    He shoots through the ceiling making it a hole to the upper floor where he escapes into. Potato desperately shoots to the ceiling.

    Potato: Don't make me come all the way there!

    Nikolai finds cover and picks an antiseptic to put on his missing ear.

    Nikolai: Ow...The pain. This is certainly the worst day ever joining this lawless republic.

    He uses his tail to summon some sort of vial with a dark green liquid inside.

    Nikolai:....Well, this was on my calculations, but...I hate being risky.

    He then drinks all in one gulp. Down there Potato has stopped shooting. He then let Rob go.

    Potato: Alright Rob, try to go up there and track him down. When you do I-

    The something big falls from the ceiling. It was Nikolai, but he was gigantic with dark eyes, large fangs and long arms.

    Potato: Woah! Is that his father?!

    Nikolai: Guess again, punk!

    Potato: Rob! Go!

    Rob: Graaaa!

    Rob fires a beam from his mouth, but Nikolai fires 2 beam from his eyes that overpower Rob and send him away on a dark explosion.

    Potato: Rob! How dare yo-

    Nikolai punches Potato and he is launched from out of the house.

    Nikolai: Okay then. Let's see what the Dark Gremlim can do!

    He jumps real far from the house and lands next to the remaining Rogues.

    "Oh my Raven! What the fuck is that!"

    "I think its a Lagomoth?"

    "Who cares? Kill it!"

    Nikolai: Come and try it!

    The rogues all leaps toward him, but he pushes all of them with his sheer strenght by attacking them with his claws covered in Darkness.

    "Artillery! Fire!"

    Rogues with rifles shoots at Nikolai. He protects himself by guarding with his arms and the bullet wounds heal themselves.

    Nikolai: So according to the regeneration speed I could say I am nearly invincible. Note taken.

    He uses his tail to summons a minigun and starts to shoot a hell of bullets at the Rogues.

    "What the?! Where did he pulled that machinegun?!"

    "Don't falter! Just attack even if you die!

    More and more rogues starts to attack him until his gun is out of ammo. He keeps fighting by mauling them with his claws.

    Nikolai: (Pitiful creatures.. They break so easily that makes me feel like I am cheating. Heh! All thanks to you West. Never would got so far if I never sailed with Henry.)

    After a while no Rogue was seen standing.

    Nikolai: Was that all of them? That damn Raven put way less grunts that I was expecting....Urgh.

    Suddenly he feels weak and reverts back to his original form.

    Nikolai: Uuurgh. What a headache. Reminds me of that hungover at Circa in 88.

    Then from out of nowhere Potato appears and attacks him with his harpoon slashing him through a wall.

    Nikolai: Urgh! You....

    Potato: Of all the expandable paws you took away, you had to take my third best friend. Now you will die by my hands.

    He slowly walks towards him with his harpoon.

    Nikolai: Damnit....I can't die now...Those idiots still needs me to watch them.

    Potato: Now die you verm-

    Then another rogue appears and slashes Potato with his arm, cutting him in two.

    Potato: Wha....What the....hell....

    Potato's body then disappears on a mist of darkness. He died.

    Nikolai:....What? Now you wanna kill me?

    "I do not kick a dying dog you know."

    The rogue then disappears on a cloud of smoke and it is revealed to be none other then Kamuchi.

    Nikolai: Hey, you look familiar. Have I seen you on Liam?

    Kamuchi: Huuuh. It's me, Kamuchi. I fought alongside your captain in Zhao.

    Nikolai: Oh, I see. The weasel that never stopped talking about giving up. I think I just saw you on the ship, right?

    Kamuchi: Yeah. After a while I mastered the Transformation from the Monkey King and I returned just to find this whole country in a mess. I disguised myself as one of them so I could move around easier, but it's still a lot of pressure being around those demons.

    Nikolai: That ain't half-bad.

    Kamuchi: By the way, what was that about being all big and huge?

    Nikolai: That was the Dark Gremlim. It's not perfect, but it's a good way to break the ice.

    He then gets on his feet and stretch his arms.

    Nikolai: So? Is there any others?

    Kamuchi: I don't think more than what you faced will come anytime soon.

    Nikolai: Good. Now it's all on them.

    Kamuchi: Who are they?

    Nikolai: Some fox buddies of mine.

  14. #254

    Default Re: Hybrid

    Chapter 226: Even if it shatters.


    Inside the castle, Asuka is fighting against Tsuchigumo. She was dodging his quick strikes while carrying her mace, supporting on her shoulders.

    Tsuchigumo: Are you really General Asuka? She would have hit my face at this time.

    Asuka: (Come ooooon now. Move your left middle arm.)

    He tries to stab her with the arm she was looking for and she manages to tear the arm out of his body with a strike of club on fire. But Tsuchigumo gives a devilish smirk and kicks her on her left side pushing her back.

    Asuka: Guh!

    She drops her club and covers her left side in pain.

    Asuka: I got you.

    He summons two large stone tablets containing a spider emblem in the front at both her sides and makes them crush her. Asuka stops them by pushing them back with each of her arms, but the stones still tries to press her. As she is being compressed by it, her arms starts to slowly break.

    Asuka: D-Damnit!

    While she was busy not being crushed, Tsuchigumo attacks her like a stone ball and sends her flying to the wall, breaking her to another room.

    Asuka: Gaaaah!

    She falls to the floor, but gets back on her feet. Her whole body was in pain.

    Asuka: *huff* *huff* I feel like a frail old lady.

    Tsuchigumo: You know General. There were 2 kinds of people that I have faced. Those who came thinking they could beat me and those who came knowing they would die.

    Asuka: I'll rest you assured that I am the former.

    Tsuchigumo: Really? Can you really say that when you didn't recovered from your injuries from that battle?

    Asuka: Injuries? What injuries? That was days ago.

    Tsuchigumo: Please, sometimes you have to throw your pride aside. Do you have any idea who the man who you fought that day is?

    Asuka: Raven's little brother? I am aware of that.

    Tsuchigumo: Hah! Nightmare is way more than that! What makes him such a monster is that there is nothing he could not destroy it in this world. May be something material or even made out of magic. Everything is like a pebble in a path the he only needs to remove it when he feels like. That's how fearsome the number two of Raven's Armada. You are lucky that you managed to fight him and survive. Be proud of it!

    Asuka: Proud? There is no way I would be proud of a defeat.

    Tsuchigumo: Hehehe. Honestly I surprised you are even here. I know that even before we started our fight you had a few tendons torn apart. Not even with the healing flames of the Blue Hybrids would fix it. Anyone with a clear mind would see coming like that would be suicide.

    Asuka:...Hah. I am not famous for having a clear mind.

    Tsuchigumo:...True. I guess I'll just have to help you...

    He drops his sais and forms large rock gauntlets to each of his arms.

    Tsuchigumo: To wake up your feeble mind!

    He delivers a series of strikes with his rock punches while Asuka was definding herself with her arms crossed in front of her.

    Asuka: Urhg!

    Tsuchigumo: Why still keep struggling against an unbeatable fight? Even before you started to even crawl I've killed Hybrids older and tougher than you are! You aren't that special!


    Hearing that words reminded her of an episode that happened more than a 10 years ago when she was a child. She was being carried on Sanzuke's back after being attacked by a trio of Kamaitachis that she managed to beat later on anyway.

    Asuka: Just to make it clear, they were the ones who started.

    Sanzuke: Yeah, yeah, I know. But you didn't needed to go after them.

    Asuka: They would come back.

    Sanzuke: They still can.

    Asuka: If they still want to chew their mouths they will think twice.

    Sanzuke: Should you leave this to the police or something?

    Asuka: Pfft! They aren't like the ones in Tsukuyomi. Besides I have to be useful.

    Sanzuke: It's been nearly a decade since you arrived at your mother's hometown with your father, right? You don't need to be useful anymore.

    Asuka: It's not easy for a Eight Tails to casually live with humans without give them something in return. Heck, they don't even know about your mother.

    Sanzuke: I just worried, kay?

    Asuka: If you are so worried then why don't you marry me or something?

    Sanzuke: Hmm...maybe.

    Asuka:...You know I'm joking, right?

    Sanzuke: Even so you wouldn't be a bad bride.

    Asuka: Oh really?

    Sanzuke: Well...at least in my point of view. I see most Hybrids and Kitsunes the same, but....You look special to me.

    Asuka: Special?

    Sanzuke: Yeah. As in there is not any Hybrid in the world like you.

    Asuka: You are weird.

    Sanzuke:....On another subject, I will be going to Ehihime soon. Whatever happens next, I have no idea.

    Asuka: Are you planning on leaving Taiyo?

    Sanzuke: If it may call for it, yeah. Everyone has a plan in this world.

    Asuka: Hmm....I guess that makes you special as well.

    Sanzuke: I hope so.

    Asuka:....Tch. So what if I'm not special!

    Her blue eyes gets in flame and she breaks Tsuchigumo's offenses.

    Tsuchigumo: What?!

    Asuka: I don't care if you are a thousand years old!

    She delivers a spinning kick.

    Tsuchigumo: Gah!

    Asuka: I don't care if this body can't take it!

    She punches him in the chest.

    Tsuchigumo: Ark!

    Asuka: All I care is to move on!

    She hugs his body and charges him back to the previous room after making another hole in the wall, tossing him away after.

    Tsuchigumo: Argh....H-How? By doing that, you should have...

    He sees her with blood coming out of her mouth and palms.

    Tsuchigumo: Just how much pain you even are? Heh! If you wanna die...

    He covers himself with rocks that shapes like a samurai armor.

    Tsuchigumo: Then you will die by my hands and not yours!

    He charges with his spiked earth body while Asuka just stands with her right arm on fire.

    Asuka: I'm not gonna die by a trash like you....Burning Justice!

    She delivers a powerful flaming punch that completely shatters his armor.

    Tsuchigumo: Gah!


    The recoild delivers a large stream of fire that destroys half of Tsuchigumo's torso.

    Tsuchigumo: Gaaaa....Aaaaa.....

    Asuka then picks her mace that was right next to her.

    Tsuchigumo: N-No....I can't...Die just n-

    Before he could finish it, she completely smash his body with one full swing of her club. After that she drops it again and feels pain on her arm and her body becames dumb and she passes out. A few time later she wakes up after she feels something sting her arm.

    Asuka: Huh?

    "Good. You awake."

    Before her Nikolai and Kamuchi were looking at her while she sitting on the floor laying her back on the wall.

    Asuka: W-What just happened?

    Nikolai: Seeing as there is a...interesting bug corpse over there I have an idea.

    Kamuchi: Ain't that the boss of the Spider Clan or something?

    Asuka: Who are you?

    Kamuchi: Oh. I'm Kamuchi. A Kamaitachi. Nice to meet you General Asuka.

    Nikolai: When we arrived you were unconscious on the floor. I believe you passed out from the pain.

    Asuka: How do you know.

    Nikolai: I did a check-up on your arm. I am no doctor, but I suspect some of your muscles are beyond repair now. If you were a human, I fear that you would become a paraplegic.

    Asuka: You right. I can barely move my arm as I did before.

    Kamuchi: Is she going to be alright?

    Nikolai: She will live, but I would advice her to abandon the military career. Honestly, thet do not need a General that cannot punch their soldiers.

    Kamuchi: This is wholy non-

    Asuka: Nah. He is right. I would just be a burden.

    Kamuchi: G-General...

    Nikolai: This is sweet and all, but we should move on. Right now the safest place for we to be is right on the top. You, carry her.

    Kamuchi: W-Why me?!

    Nikolai: Kamaitachis or whatever yokai is stronger than me. Specially after I just transformed myself.

    Kamuchi: I'm still just a child! Bah! Whatever!

    He then transforms into her weasel form and starts carrying Asuka.

    Kamuchi: S-Sorry about that. I wish I was taller.

    Asuka:...You should feel proud of who you are currently, boy.
    Last edited by KageKageKing; November 2nd, 2017 at 06:03 AM.

  15. #255

    Default Re: Hybrid

    Chapter 226: Ebony Blue.

    After passing through hell by facing a horde of rogues in the castle, Tenkai arrived on the same door that Johnnathan passed through to face Makoto on their first visit. He was bleeding many parts of his body, but he cures it with his foxfire.

    Tenkai: I was expecting to not use it before this, but those bastards are no joke. I guess I have to give a small handicap here.

    After healing himself he enters the chamber. Inside there were 6 black lanterns forming a circle around the center of the room and several others on the wall. Inside the circle, Black Blade was in a meditation position with his whole body covered in a black armor. When Tenkai entered, he silently sensed him and looked at him with hollow red eyes through the dark helmet.

    Tenkai: That's...my father's armor. And those eyes...I seen those eyes. Eyes that gives a warrior's gaze. My father had all the time. In happy times and bad times.

    Blade stands up and summons his sword taking attack position.

    Tenkai: Except he would never use a sword so vulgar.

    Blade jumps towards him and in a blink of an eye he was close enough to cut him in half. Tenkai surprised bu his speed stepped back and avoided the blow. Blade reacted by pursuing him and delivers consecutives slashes that Tenkai dodges.

    Tenkai: That blade is indeed huge, but...He still fights like how he was used to it. As if he it weights like my...his katana.

    Blade gives another blow that Tenkai blocks it with his sword. After the impact, his feet gets buried into the ground by the sheer force of Blade.

    Tenkai: Damn.

    Tenkai retreats and sheats his sword. Blade doesn't waste a single second and retaliates.

    Tenkai: Phantom Fire!

    Using Iai he passes through Blade and inflicts him a flaming cut on his right shoulder. He acts like if it was unnefected and turns back to attack Tenkai.

    Tenkai: No effect?

    Blade keeps attacking while Tenkai stays avoiding his attacks.

    Tenkai: (His body is definetly different from other Rogues I faced. Evelyne-san said it that his speciality is fighting against magic. Not even Johnnathan has that kind of defense.) Land Strike!

    He strikes with a powerful blow, but Blade uses his whole sword as a shield to the attack.

    Tenkai: Now I got you!

    He kicks the sword upwards unarming Blade and delivers another Land Strike, but to his surprise Blade blocks with his wrists.

    Tenkai: What the?

    He kicks Tenkai's sword away and punches him in the face.

    Tenkai: Oof!

    After getting knocked into the floor he gets up. Immediately he gets kicked in the jaw.

    Tenkai: Ouch! Urk...The worst part is that you used to hit me harder 10 years ago.

    Blade picks his sword and charges at Tenkai. On his knees, Tenkai slowly pulls his gun and shoots at Blade at a medium distance creating a massive blue explosion between them.

    Tenkai: Did I got him?

    A large sword flies through the smoke and pierce Tenkai in the stomach, impaling him into a wall.

    Tenkai: Urgh! What in the...

    As the smoke perishes, Black Blade appears with one large sword in each hand with three other similar swords floating around him.


    He slowly closes his eyes and his mind gets blank, losing consciousness.


    Tenkai: Hmm?

    In his dark mind coverd in darkness, he could see a blue ember getting stronger and stronger.


    Tenkai: This voice....Mom?

    "....More or less, yes."

    Tenkai: What?

    "I'm a part of her. Inhireted from her into your flames. Tell me, Sanzuke. Why does it seems you are quitting right now?"

    Tenkai: I don't know. Maybe it's because there is a magic-draining sword impaled into my gut and there is nothing I can do about it?

    "Oh? Is a magic sharp thick piece of metal piercing your body enough to take you down? I'm sure that Johnnathan wouldn't."

    Tenkai: You couldn't possible know that.

    "Yes I can. Because I've been part of you for more than 2 decades. It's what you believe. Sure, it would cause massive damage no matter how you see, but he sure would still give a good fight. Now...How about you stand up and give that fake dad a real beating on his fake butt?"

    Tenkai: How? No matter what I do to him, not is effective.

    "Did you forget that your flames are more than just a flame with a prettier color and a stronger heat? You realized right now, but I'm gonna remind yourself because I too did it. The reason why a Hybrid is stronger than a Kitsune is because they can harness the flames better than them. The Foxfire are the Ki, Mana and Aura together into one ember. Strenght, Magic and Soul all in one. Sanzuke...You have to unleash all of it. Burst the true fire within you."

    Tenkai: Can I....really do it?

    "If I believe you can do it, then you also believe you can do it. Besides, you have a more far journey ahead of you. It's not your time to die yet....Tenkai."

    Tenkai:....Very well.

    Suddenly Tenkai's body in surrounded by a mass of blue flames that pulls Blade back. The sword that was impaling him slowly perishes and he steps on his feet. His hair starts to become blue fire and his ponytail gets longer. He opens his eyes and they were all emmiting a light blue aura.

    Tenkai: Playtime is over. Let's end this!

    A body of fire behind him appears and forms an image of a nine-tailed fox.

  16. #256

    Default Re: Hybrid

    Chapter 227: High Heat Edge.

    Despite Tenkai's sudden transformation, Blade continued to attack by swinging the sword on his right hand. With all his might he delivered an attack but Tenkai was able to block by holding his sword with one hand.

    Tenkai: Back off!

    His sword glows with a blue light and he manages to pushes back Blade. He then tooks a second to look at his katana.

    Tenkai: My sword...is light.

    Blade sends a floating sword flying like an arrow at Tenkai and he stops holding his sword again single-handed. Blade immediately summons four more swords around Tenkai and all started to attack him as if they were wielded by invisible warriors. Tenkai took a dep breath and started deflecting and blocking all of the attacks by swinging his sword really strong and fast.

    Blade took advantage of the situation and attacked him with two swords in hand. He clashes blows with Tenkai who could fight on equal strenght.

    Tenkai: Phantom Fire....

    With great speed he pass through Blade.

    Tenkai: Azure Sickle!

    Two flaming cuts appears on Blade's chest in form of X that scratches his armor.

    Tenkai: Finally managed to cut you, huh?

    Meanwhile at an island far north of Drakland in the middle of a stormy dark sea. It was Raven Island. A deserted island whose main feature was a ruined castle similar of the one in Hollowgrounds. There on an open location in the woods, Kishin was chilling laying on the ground with fallen Rogues unconscious as if they were lost in a brawl. He picks a pipe and starts smoking.

    Kishin: *pooof* So boooored....

    Raven appears from a cloud of red mist.

    Raven: Hello there new buddy. Was my hosts suitable?

    Kishin: The vampires from my days weren't as tough as these, but they were certainly more disciplined. But then again only Camilla and her children were worthy enough to be called a challenge.

    Raven: Sorry dude. Can't risk losing more of my siblings here.

    Kishin: How was the Steel Continent? If that place is what I think it is then I might jump there later.

    Raven: I didn't had time to enjoy it, but I did met an old....acquaintance.


    Kishin then feels something coming from the East.

    Raven: Something the matter, big guy?

    Kishin: It seems something is happening in Taiyo. An energy that I didn't felt from a long time has risen.

    Raven: Oooooh. Interesting. Too bad we are all the way here.

    Kishin:....Well then. It will not go anywhere, won't it?

    Back to the fight, Blade retaliates by sending a pressure attack from his sword sending a wave at Tenkai, but he jumps high and holds his katana with both hands.

    Tenkai: Phoenix Dive!

    He covers his body on fire and strikes with a vertical slash at Blade that he blocks, but the floor collapses. On the fifth floor of the castle, Nikolai and the rest had recently arrived.

    Kamuchi: Oof. How much longer do we have to climb?

    Nikolai: Stop being a wimpy.

    Asuka: Hm? Did someone heard something break?

    Then right in front of them, Tenkai appears crashing through a wall and managing to land on his feet.

    Kamuchi: Holy! Who is that?!


    Nikolai: What? He looks...different.

    Kamuchi: It's that guy from Zhar, right? That's a pretty hair he got it.

    Asuka: Yeah, looking good Sanzuke.

    Tenkai: Thanks....But it's not really the time.

    Two swords comes flying at him and he deflects them with one swing. Blade comes from the hole and his helmet and top armor were shattered and destroyed revealing his face and torso.

    Asuka: Wow. It really is Sanzuke's dad.

    Kamuchi: Dad?! And...Isn't that former General Akechi?!

    Blade: Graaaaaa!!

    With a roar, he starts to attack Tenkai with a fury of swings. The strenght of the attacks were so high that Tenkai started to use both hands.

    Tenkai: His strenght increased. But I can still keep up with it.

    He strikes with a horizontal swing and Blade blocks it with one of his swords, but Tenkai's sword passes through it and cuts the large sword and manages to cut Blade's torso.

    Kamuchi: Oh my! That looked sharper than any Kamaitachi I ever seen!

    Asuka: He...Managed to cut through that with the heat of his blade.

    Nikolai:....Heat, huh?

    Blade the tosses his chipped sword away and summons a brand new one.

    Tenkai: Ah come ooooon!

    Blade then summons one hundred of his floating swords.

    Tenkai: Uuuuh....Okay. I was good with only two.

    Blade then attacks alongside his floating swords.

    Kamuchi: Soooo....shouldn't we do something about it?

    Nikolai: Don't worry. He got this....I think.

    Tenkai gets some distance from Blade. but the other swords were swarming over him.

    Tenkai: Nuisance. Let's try this, then.

    He lowered the position of his sword with the blade pointing backwards.

    Tenkai: Blue Storm!

    With a swing of his sword he made a blue tornado of fire that destroyed all of the swords.

    Asuka: Uuuurgh. So hot.

    Nikolai: Yeah, tell me about it.

    Nikolai turns his tail into a rotating fan and chills himself.

    Kamuchi: I feel inside an oven here....Were you Hybrids always like this?

    Asuka: Come to think of it, all of this is weird. To his flames to be this strong....Maybe...

    Nikolai: Maybe what?

    Asuka: His fire....got stronger because somehow he added his physical strenght to them?

    Nikolai:...That's actually a good theory.

    After the attack, Tenkai feels tired.

    Tenkai: Uuurgh....I guess I kinda overdone there. I using too much energy here.

    Blade slowly approaches him with more swords floating behind him.

    Tenkai: Then...I have to finish this now.

    He lift his sword up his head in horizontal position. Blade then charges at him.

    Tenkai: Closer....closer....Blue Spiral!

    With a swing, he delivers a stream of foxfire that went in spiral destroying all of the swords and pierces Blade's chest.

    Nikolai:....Wow. What a rip-off.

    Blade: Uuuurh....Urhhhh....Graaah!

    With the last of his strenght, Blade go to the attack, but Tenkai passes right through him.

    Tenkai: It's over...Father. You can now rest in piece.

    He slowly put his sword back on it's sheat.

    Tenkai: Phantom Fire: Shinigami.

    Blade's body is then cut in half and is combusted in foxfire. Tenkai reverts to normal and falls to the floor.

    Asuka: Sanzuke!

    She rushes to his side and holds him.

    Kamuchi: She could walk all along?!

    Nikolai: It passed quite a lot of time for her to recover already.

    Kamuchi: I hate her.

    Tenkai: Asuka?

    Asuka: Y-Yeah?

    Tenkai: I can't really move well. My body hurts and feels hot. Can you take me to Ieyasu.


    She then puts his arm around her shoulder and carries him feeling a bit of pain on her back.

    Tenkai: You alright?

    Asuka: I'll be fine. But...what about him?

    Tenkai:...He is already done for.

    Asuka: If you say so...

    Asuka starts to drag him outside. Nikolai looks at the burning body of Blade and summons a gun.

    Tenkai: Don't waste it Nik-san. Let's just leave before others appear.

    Nikolai:...Fine. It's not like it loaded with bullets anyway.

    Kamuchi: I just wanna leave this hell hole.

    The four of them takes the exit.

    "......I'm proud of you....Sanzuke."

    Tenkai: Huh?

    Tenkai takes another look behind.

    Nikolai:....You want me to shoot at it or not?

    Tenkai:....No. No need....(That voice....Father?)


    On the next day at Susanoo, Ieyasu and several soldiers were on Shiiha's house discussing with her and Ehihime about the current situation of Taiyo. Suddenly a Tanuki arrives in a hurry and tells about the arrival of someone. All of them leaves and meet with Tenkai carried by Asuka alongside Kamuchi and Nikolai.

    Shiihe: T-Tenkai?!

    Ehihime: I-Is it really you?!

    Ieyasu: You look like you seen the worst, boy. Didn't you knew that this place is-

    Asuka: He knows. And he already dealt with them.

    Ieyasu: Huh?

    Ehihime: You say....He went to Amaterasu and....

    Asuka: We kinda helped a bit. Tsuchigumo and Makoto's killer are now dead.

    Kamuchi: Aaaaand....I have no Idea why am I here with all those important-looking people.

    Shiiha:....Huh. I guess we skipped a night's sleep for nothing.

    Tenkai: Lord Ieyasu.

    He tosses his sword to Ieyasu.

    Tenkai: I'm returning this. I do not need anymore.

    Ehihime: This sword...Isn't it yours?

    Tenkai: No. It's my father's. I...do not want it. Besides I heard it was supossed to be passed to the Generals so....Yeah, not fit for a ronin....pirate like me. Asuka, let's go.

    Asuka: Yeah....

    The two of them starts to take their exit.

    Ieyasu: Sanzuke....

    Asuka: Oh. One more thing. I'm quitting.


  17. #257

    Default Re: Hybrid

    Chapter 228: The Longest Day.


    3 days have pased since Tenkai liberated Amaterasu. South of Tsukuyomi lies a small rural town named Karum. In one of these houses, Tenkai was resting on a futon in a dark room. He was fast asleep wearing a white kimono with his hair untied. He was healing his body for 3 days straight. It was dawn and he opened his eyes. He checked on his arm and started to grip his palm.

    Tenkai:...Now that's more likely.

    "Try to not overdo it."

    For his surprise, he sees the Paladin right next to him, sitting on the floor with his arms crossed.

    Tenkai:....Since when you were here?

    Paladin: 2 minutes, I guess. I sensed that disturbance you caused days ago and came to check you out. It seems you were able to figure it out the power of your flames, huh?

    Tenkai: I do feel like trash, though.

    Paladin: Your half-vampire friend felt the same. Maybe in a few months you may be able to catch up with him.

    Tenkai:...I already a long time ago.

    Paladin: Heh. You wish. Anyway, I need to talk to you about something.

    Tenkai: I'm all ears.

    Paladin: You know about the Kitsune Valley, right? Back there a certain seal was located.

    Tenkai: Was?

    Paladin: I believe Raven broke it when he invaded it. Have you heard of the name Shogun?

    Tenkai: Yes. A title passed long ago from the Immortal Age. A single sovereign that ruled all of Taiyo.

    Paladin: Yes. The reason why this title was forgotten was because of the relationship between humans and yokai....And the fact that the previous Shogun didn't die. He was just sealed away.

    Tenkai: Sealed....You don't mean....

    Paladin: Knowing him, I'm afraid he might had formed some sort of pact with Raven.

    Tenkai: Who is this Shogun?

    Paladin: Kishin of the Oni Clan. He is that type of guy that wouldn't care of anything as long as he can fight.

    Tenkai: How does a guy like that became Shogun.

    Paladin:....It was my fault.

    Tenkai: Huh?

    Paladin: Nevermind. It's possibly that you will cross path with him. Consider yourself warned.

    He opens a portal behind him and leaves.

    Tenkai:...It's too late to go back.

    A little later, a male kitsune entered his room.

    "Hey Sanzuke!"

    He talks to him in a friendly and familiar tune.

    "Have you been sleep-talking? I heard some conversation or something."

    Tenkai: I think you could say that, Fen.


    Fen Kurami.
    Species: Kitsune. Eight-Tails.
    Asuka's father.

    Fen: Uh-hu....Well, how are you feeling it? When you came here, you couldn't barely lift your arm.

    Tenkai: I can walk on my own now.

    He gets up and starts to walk.

    Fen: Now that's what I call a recovery. If you need anything else, you can just rely on me, okay?

    Tenkai: Yeah Tei, I get it after the fifth time you said it.

    Fen: You can also call me Father if you want.

    Tenkai: No.

    They arrive at the dinning room where Asuka was putting food on the table.

    Asuka: Oh. You're here Tenkai.

    She speaks on a relieved and yet a little disappointed tone.

    Asuka: Guess I don't need to bring your dish to your room from now on, huh?

    Fen: Let's all just eat in one single table like a typical happy family.

    Tenkai: I feeling a little too much accommodated right now.


    Fen: Hm? Someone is knocking the door this early? I'll go check it.

    He goes to greet the guests and when he opens the door he meets Nikolai, Ehihime and Shiiha.

    Fen: L-Lady Shiiha! Lady Ehihime! And some giant rat thing!

    Nikolai:...Can we enter?

    After an awkward reunion those three join them for breakfast. Tenkai started to share his adventure in Zhar with them.

    Tenkai: And after I cut his leg, he just ran away.

    Ehihime: Wow. Weak.

    Shiiha: Anyway...What were you thinking?! You just appear out of nowhere and we didn't hear from you for three days straight and-

    Ehihime: Shiiha, please let me handle this....You just appear out nowhere and we didn't hear from you for three days straight and that's what you have to say it?!

    Tenkai: Didn't Nik or Asuka said I was here or something?

    Asuka: Whoops. I forgot.

    Nikolai: I was busy with some other stuff.

    Ehihime: Well, I fugured out you were here, but things had been a little busy to us. We managed to get rid of the remaining rogues, but we already lost a lot with those fiends here.

    Shiiha: Ieyasu and Soma are finally having the time for finishing an important bussiness.

    Tenkai: What bussiness?

    Shiiha:...You will know about it. By the way, what happened to that Hybrid you were talking about it?

    Tenkai: Died in an explosion.

    Meanwhile in Tsukuyomi's castle, Ieyasu called Soma for a private conversation at the library. He hands him over a letter that he opens. He reads the letter and gets astonished by the contents.

    Soma: Is this some sort of joke?

    Ieyasu: Would I come all the way here for a jest?

    Soma: Do you expect me to believe this? That I...Am Nobunaga's son?!

    Ieyasu: When Nobunage told me about you, I'm too couldn't believe it right away, but....You showed through and through that you are indeed his son.

    Soma: Explain.

    Ieyasu: Before General Akechi, Nobunaga was the one know as the Demon Swordsman. His presence on the battlefield was the same as Death's for a Yokai. One day he got wounded and lost from his soldiers and was rescued by a Kitsune woman. Your mother.

    Soma: Oh...

    Ieyasu: Ever since that the Demon inside him weakened and later you would be born. Of course, neither him or your mother could let your existence be know, so he entrusted you and this letter to me. My job was to raise you in a world where you could be safe.

    Soma:...Why are you telling me this now.

    Ieyasu: Right now, Taiyo needs to be stronger than ever was. And by that it needs to be united. For that a strong leader needs to guide both humans and yokais. I talked about this with Shiiha already and we came to a conclusion. Soma...You must become Shogun.

    Later that day, back at Karum. Tenkai was practicing with a wooden sword at the backyard of Fen's house. Nikolai was looking at him from afar.

    Nikolai:.....How long are you planning on swinging that stick around?

    Tenkai: I just wanna see how much this body can handle it.

    Nikolai: If somehow you would overextent yourself and get's worse it would be bad. Besides, you are pretty much recovered, right?

    Tenkai: I know, it just that thing that happened to me back there...I still can't believe it myself. Never once I thought on wielding such power.

    Nikolai: How wanna call it? Blue Synchro?

    Tenkai: No. I was thinking of....Azure Awakening.

    Nikolai:....Cool. By the way...

    He tosses what seems to be a sword handle without a blade.

    Tenkai:...What is it?

    Nikolai: I thought you might need a new sword, so there you have it.

    Tenkai:...You know sword have blades, right?

    Nikolai: Try to cover with fire.

    He does what Nikolai asked and a blue light blade was formed from the handle.

    Tenkai:...What is this?

    Nikolai: A Fire Katana. A blade made of the heat of your flames to be exactly, but...Whatever it's a Fire Katana.

    Tenkai examines by touching it.

    Tenkai:...It's solid and yet....made of heat?

    Nikolai: I remember somethin about your fire being both magic and physical. So I did some thinking and after a few trial and errors and made something that can turn fire into a solid....Yeah, I have too much free time.

    Tenkai: I'm...Impressed. Did you gained anything staying here.

    Nikolai: Weell, I might have found some research scrolls that had some Immortal Age's content on Susanoo that I loaned from Shiiha without she knowing anything about it.


    Nikolai:...What? No one here will miss it. By the way...Tomorrow early.

    Tenkai: Yeah.

    Back at the house, Asuka was talking to Shiiha and Ehihime while her father was washing the dishes.

    Asuka: By the wat, what about that Kamaitachi?

    Ehihime: It seems he found some of friend of his in Susanoo. A girl to be exactly. It looks like he has a lot of time to make it up for it.

    Asuka: Figures.

    Shiiha: So I heard you are stepping out of your General's position.

    Asuka: What can I say? I can't swing my arm as good as I used to.

    Ehihime: The Tsukuyomi's army will lose quite the asset don't you think.

    Asuka: Relax. I may not look like, but I'm a nice strategist. I just can't be a front liner anymore.

    Shiiha: I bet you could still kill a Nue with your bare hands.

    Asuka: Hah! A Nue is a kitty compared to Rogues.

    Shiiha:...You know...Tenkai would do a good General.

    Ehihime: He is Yoshimetsu's son after all. Perhaps if he finds a good reason to stay here...

    Shiiha: Like...Marriage....

    Asuka:...Forget about it. This thing with Rogues is personal for him.

    Ehihime: What do you mean?

    Asuka: I can't really say it. But this is war is not Taiyo's alone. He...must go to the front lines. Outside of Taiyo.

    Shiiha: I-If you say so...

    Ehihime: They were responsible for Akechi's death so I understand.

    Asuka: All we can do is believe on him. I'll make sure to keep in touch with him.

    Ehihime: Heh. The girls from my village could learn a thing or two with you.

    Shiiha: And me too.

    Fen: My baby girl has grow, huh?

    Asuka: Shut it, dad!

    At night-time, Tenkai went back to sleep early. Before he could be asleep, Asuka appeared wearing a white and pink kimono holding a bottle of sake.

    Asuka: Sup?

    Tenkai:...Why are you holding a bottle of sake and it's not drunk yet?

    Asuka: I've came to share. Here.

    She gaves him a cup.

    Asuka: Just a gulp. It helps heals the wounds.

    Tenkai: Fine.

    The two of them drink together.

    Tenkai:...I'm sorry.

    Asuka: For what?

    Tenkai: I....I can never express how much I care for you, don't I?

    Asuka: That? I am already used how bland you look. Don't bother it.

    Tenkai: It's not easy for me. I....really don't want to go.

    Asuka: What? Scared?

    Tenkai: Yeah...I guess anyone wouldn't want to be where the danger of dying is.

    Asuka: You are a bad liar, you know that?

    Tenkai: Hmm?

    Asuka: What you are afraid is me, right? Afraid I'm gonna forget you.

    Tenkai:...I wasn't expect that insight from you.

    Asuka: Hah! You're so adorable when you are honest....But...

    She puts her cup down and lays on top of him.

    Asuka: You don't really to be concerned about that you pudding head. Do you think I'm that weak-spirited, idiot?

    Tenkai: N-No, I-

    Asuka: Shhhhh....Don't waste talking. Just easy yout mind and relax, okay?

    Tenkai:....I love you, Asuka.

    She then kisses him and he embraces her. At the next day, Tenkai wakes up a few moments after the sun had risen. He checks his arm as usual and everything was fine. He looks at his side and Asuka was there, asleep facing the opposite direction. He passes his hand over her face and pulls a bit of her hair of the way and sees her calm looking face. He lightly smiles and gets up. He leaves the house and see Nikolai standing right in front of him with a load of baggage with him.

    Nikolai:...We going?

    Tenkai: Yeah.

    Tenkai lifts all of the baggage with one hand and leaves. Meanwhile at the Spider Ruins, a frog was hopping around the place when he suddenly is taken away by some sort of claw that came from a small cave. A figure then leaves the cave after belching and it was....

    Rob: Bark!
    Rob is alive!
    Last edited by KageKageKing; November 19th, 2017 at 04:39 PM.

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