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  1. #21

    Default Re: Hybrid- Reboot Version.

    Chapter 12: Chance Encounter.
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    Sailing through the south seas, the Gloria was on her way to Ra in the Steel Continent. They took the direction that passed through the south of the continent towards the northeast part.

    Inside the captain's cabin of the ship, Johnnathan was discussing with Drake and Aladdin.

    "You know, I appreciate heving my own ship, but I wished you two would consult me first." Said Johnnathan.

    "Just how you consultated us when you left alone to Liampool?" Said Aladdin.

    "Hey! I just did it! But I lied!"

    "You are not making things easier for you little brother." Said Drake. "This was supossed to be a surprise, but things went not the way we expected. Ah bloody hell, you already deserves it since you have your own cats now."

    "Fine, fine. By the way, nice room this one. It's like a five star hotel here."

    "That's why it took quite a lot. Nikolai basically built a second Vitoria. And just like her, it is made of alloy of Darkanium."

    "We really need to treat that Gremlim a little better."

    "Well, I won't." Said Aladdin.

    "But why didn't him and the others came along?"

    "See this as some sort of test." Said Drake. "Me and Aladdin will judge you if you have the guts to lead your own little gang."

    "And you do that by sending us to an expedition to find a relic no one saw for aeons?"

    "What can I say? Hybrid-style exam, bro."

    Meanwhile on the deck, West was doing jabs in the air, speeding the movements as it goes the routine.

    Edward and Florencia were watching from afar from a higher floor.

    "What is he doing?" Asked Edward.

    "Warming up, most likely." Said Florencia. "Even the strongest of predators needs to work out their claws before the hunt."

    "I was expecting a more tough regime than just doing punches in the air."

    "I mean he is thrusting those arms faster than a regular human...Those thick and rough arms..."

    "What was that right now?"

    "Ah! Nothing! Just thinking out loud..."

    "Hey, Florencia!" Shouted Johnnathan that appeared from a door next to them. "Could you come here for minute. I need to talk to you."

    "I'm on my way."

    "And Eddie could you check the surroundings in the crow's nest?"

    "M-Me? I kinda have fear of heigh-"

    "Great! I knew I could count on you!"

    Johnnathan and Florencia left, leaving Edward alone dumbfounded.

    "...Okay. I mean, it's not really thaaaat high."

    Johnnathan then took Florencia to his room and explained the situation.

    "Wow. What a nice brother you have." Sarcastically said Florencia.

    "Well at least they are here."

    "Is there anything else you wish to tell me?"

    "You see, since we are a proper crew now we need a little organization in our group. So since I am the captain, I would like to make you my First-Mate."

    "You First-Mate? Are you sure about that?"

    "I just looked at everyone else and saw you were more qualified...It took like 30 seconds to think."

    "I am certainly not against it, but I can be kind of a prick. Perhaps you prefer a more approachable one like West?"

    "First, West is one of the few guys that I don't wanna argue about it and second, a prick is exactly what I am looking at."

    "Could you elaborate?"

    "If someone is gonna be the second-in-command here then I want someone who see things differently then me. Contrary even. There were a lot of times me and the others left a mess because at a certain point we let Aladdin be the boss."

    "That's a very sound logic."

    "Also you appears to be very knowledgeable."

    "Well, I do not wanna brag, buuuuut I did had the well-know form of education the fairies possess it."

    "Oh? How does it distinct from the vampire form?"

    "Ah. I forgot. You had a vampire mother, right? Well I can assure it wasn't harsh."

    "Calling harsh wouldn't do justice."

    "Anyway I can't ignore being praised like this. I fully accept being your first-mate, Captain Highlander."

    "Just Johnny is fine. By the way can we call you Flor?"

    "Sure. That's how my acquaintances back hime called me. If we work hard, perhaps we'll exceed Drake and Aladdin."

    "...That wouldn't be particulary hard."

    Later, Vanilla was standing in front of another door inside the ship.

    "Aladdin, sir? You there?" Asked Vanilla knocking the door.

    "What?" Said Aladdin who came out without his turban showing a black shoulder-lenght hair. He was also topless showing his well-toned torse that made Vanilla blush of embarassment and cover her face.

    "Kyaaaaa! What are you doing?! You can't show your body like this with a fair maiden nearby!"

    "Jeez, what are you? A brat?" Aladdin went back inside to wore the rest of his usual outfit and returned. "So what is it?"

    "Oh. He totally looks different." Thought Vanilla. "Anyway, I was thinking...could you tell me why did you became a pirate?"

    "Are you really that interested? Just like Chemira I am not that much of a deal as Salomeh."

    "As a spellcaster of GMA, I really feel that I need to know now that I have the chance to talk to a Miracle."

    "...Tch. Look, long story short I was on bad terms with the academy so I left. They weren't very hot of having a half-blood freak like me in there."

    "That is whole nonsense!"

    "Is it? Have you seen a single Hybrid in there when you were a student? What do you learn about me outside of the fact I'm a Hybrid?"

    "I-Isn't because they are pretty rare?"

    "Listen up, kid. By a human point of view, a Hybrid is a vampire pretending to be a human. And a vampire in other hand sees a Hybrid as the opposite. The less they know about me, the better to them."

    "But that's...kind of unfair."

    "Life is unfair girl."

    "I guess so...But another thing. You are a Warlock-Type, right?"

    "Pretty much."

    "But...I don't wanna get much into it, but...You have quite the build for not being more of a brawler."

    "Well, I thought Johnnathan told about it, but I guess I can give some more insight. You see, unlike Johnnathan and Drake, I can't use my magic to enhance my physical abilities."

    "Oh. I think I got it."

    "But I can still neat stuff like this." Aladdin snaps his finger and a small black elephant made out of a dark smog appears.

    "Oh? Is that a Familiar? It's so cute!"

    "Salomeh said the same thing."

    Later that day, the Gloria just crossed the eastern part of the sea surrounding the Steel Continent. On the deck, Johnnathan was looking in the horizon while Florencia was looking into a map.

    "Brrr! It's always cold around this part." Said Johnnathan. "Why the hell did we had to past here and not in the North?"

    "It's a safe route to avoid the storm from before."

    "Like he never faced a storm before...What is that?"

    Johnnathan spots a large ship at a distance.

    "It appears to be a Blitzreignian Warship." Said Florencia.

    "That's a nice eye you have. Do you think we should change courses?"

    "It appears it is heading far east. Let's see if they leave us alone. After all they do not recognise this ship, right?"

    "Good thinking and-Bloody hell! What is that?!" Johnnathan notices Edward tied up in the top of the mast. "Who put that imbecile in there?!"

    "Man, I don't have a clue. Oh yeah. That was me." Said West who appeared.

    "By Mother Nature, West! What did Edward done to deserve that?" Asked Florencia.

    "He asked to be tied up in there so he wouldn't fall."

    "And you agreed it? That fool! I'll take the poor boy out of there."

    "Leave it to me, Flor. I was the one who put he in there in the first place." Said Johnnathan who climbed through the main mast.

    "Those boys sure have weird ideas sometimes." Said Florencia.

    "So Florencia...I was thinking you could help me with something." Said West.

    "Hmm? Curious. Never though a Werewolf would ask me for anything but I am all ears."

    "I heard Fairies are really good at teaching, right? I was thinking you could teach me something."

    "Oh. Interesting. May I ask the subject? Is it Magic or-"

    "Read."

    "Huh?"

    "I want to learn of how to read and write."

    "As in...Basic Reading?"

    "Well, yeah. You see I...never had the chance."

    "...Well this is a first. I mean, it isn't a hard subject, but it is certainly is so far below my capabilities that it may prove a challenge."

    "I see. If you can't do it then I wouldn't force you-"

    "Ah! No, no, no! I wouldn't mind really. But is there any reason for that?"

    "I wanted to...write a letter."

    "A letter? Well, whatever the case I am glad to help."

    "Can we start tonight?"

    "Sure! Are you in a hurry or something?"

    "You could say that."

    Shortly, Johnnathan arrived to where Edward was tied up. He was dizzy and green with nausea.

    "Sooo...Eddie, how is it doing?"

    "Huh...Oh. Hey cap'n. I am just...Looking around it."

    "Yeah. Sure. Look, I wasn't expecting this kind of event so I'll just take you out of there and-

    "Nope. Nopenopenope. I think it would be better if we arrive at the Steel Continent and-

    "It will take like another day at least to get there."

    "That's...That's okay. Let Florencia appears with my lunch and-

    "Stop fooling around!"

    Johnnathan then starts to untie him.

    "Aaaaaaah! No! No! I will fall! I will fall!"

    Meanwhile on the Warship far from there, Hadol just caught a glimpse of the ship.

    "What the? A ship."

    Hadol then took a telescope and took a look at it.

    "What's the matter Colonel?" Said Hildr who just arrived.

    "Taking a look of that ship. Piracy is fairly common in this part of the sea. Was it really the good idea to take this route?"

    "There was a terrible storm on the usual route. We do not wanna take risks."

    "Anyway, I do not recognize that ship. If it was black I could swear it was The Vitoria, but that doesn't seem the case."

    "If it is not a Rogue vessel then forget it about it. We do not wanna have any useless scramble."

    "Oh boy. They sure are giving that boy over there a hard time stuck on the top of their main mast. He certainly has a fear of heights."

    "Urgh! Pirates sure are the worst."

    Hildr then takes the telescope.

    "Huh. I think I've seen that pirate and that red jacket somewhere else. And that prisoner in there...Wait...Brother?!

  2. #22

    Default Re: Hybrid- Reboot Version.

    Chapter 13: Thunderbolt.

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    With a wrathful look in her face, Hildr toss the telescope away straight at Hadol's face.

    "Ouch!"

    "Damn you, Red Beast....What are you doing to my little brother?!"

    Her body releases a spark and she starts running on thin air straight to the Gloria.

    "Hm?" West then hear something at a distance. "Is someone else hearing the sound of thunderstorms?"

    "What are you talking about it?" Said Florencia. "The skies are clear as a white canvas."

    Then like a lightning strike, Hildr appears thrusting his spear at Johnnathan. A few seconds before she attacks, Johnnathan felt an urge to kill him and manages to block at the right timing, but he is set to the gaff below.

    "Huh? Was that...Hildr?!" Said Edward as he see Hildr goes after Johnnathan.

    "Okay...Okay. I didn't seen this coming. What's gives Hildr? We didn't do nothing...Today." Said Johnnathan.

    "Silence! As if doing common pirate work was enough, you decide to torture my younger brother?!"

    "...What? When did I do that? You have a brother?"

    "Don't play dumb with me. I seen you doing just now!"

    "Hold up...Are you talking bout him?"

    "Yes! Him! Edward Howitz!"

    "...But that would imply you are his sister."

    "Y-Yeah? So?"

    "..It's kind of underwhelming knowing he is related to you by blood. Because you are great, but he kind of sucks."

    "Huh?! You...You fiend! You dare mock him?!"

    Hildr starts swinging her electric spear arpund Johnnathan while he struggles to dodge while mantaining his balance.

    "H-Hold on! He is a good dude and all, but well...He is kind of avarage."

    "He is perfectly avarage! He might not be popular with girls and a mediocre student, but he is still my only Eddling."

    "Pffft! Hahahahaha!" Laughed West who could hear from below. "She calls him Eddling? Wahahahaha!"

    "I can hear you laugh down there, West!" Shouted Edward.

    "Hey guys!" Said Vanilla who arrived atop a black small elephant. "Did I lost something?"

    "Edward's Older Sister is Valkyrie." Said West.

    "...Edward is the Valkyrie's brother?!"

    "Yeah, shocking."

    Meanwhile, Johnnathan is still struggling against Hildr.

    "Take that and that, you half-breed monster!" Said Hildr.

    "Okay, no need to be mean here." Johnnathan them jumped over her and delivered a cut with his swords that damaged her cap.

    "Uuuurgh! You will not be getting away with this! Thunder Lance!"

    She shoots a lightning bolt at Johnnathan that flied doing zig-zags at him that he dodges by bending his body backwards.

    "Damn. I forgot that you can be such a pain in the ass." Said Johnnathan who charged his sabers with Darkness. "Red Spiral!"

    He shoots a Red Spiral at her. Hildr avoids by jumping high in the air by charging her legs with electricity.

    "I know all your stupid tricks by now, Red Beast!" She dives straight at him with her spear charged with electricity, but Johnnathan manages to block with one of his sabers.

    "You know, I think you should consider your brother's feelings in this situation because honestly if he didn't wanted I wouldn't mind him out of my ship."

    "Like hell he is here by his own will!" Hildr starts to attack Johnnathan with multiple thrusts of her spear, but Johnnathan manages to fend it off with a few scratches on his jacket and a rather large one on his face.

    "Tch. You got better." Said Johnnathan touching his wound.

    "I was always better!" Hildr charged with her spear once again, but Johnnathan manages to duck at the last second and charge his swords.

    "Red Upper!" He delivers an upper attack that slices Hildr in her torso and pushed her back.

    "Aaaaah! Sis!" Panicked Edward while Johnnathan started to untie him.

    "Okay, now where I was-"

    "You fiend!"

    Edward kicks Johnnathan with anger and the two of them falls.

    "What did the hell that idiot done?!" Said West as the two of them falls, but at the right time a blue cube that looked like gelatin appears below them and the two are saved from a nasty fall. It was a water spell from Vanilla.

    "Whew! That was a close one." Said Vanilla.

    "You jerk!" Edward starts to punch Johnnathan repeatedly. "You can't do that to the sisters of others, you-"

    Unfazed Johnnathan pushes back Edward with a single punch.

    "Relax you dolt. Your sister is fine." Said Johnnathan as Hildr reappears by landing between the two like a lightning strike. She had part of her shirt ripped off by Johnnathan's attack revealing black breastplate.

    "Hey! What is going on out here-" Said Drake who went outside and laid eyes on Hildr. "Ohoho! If isn't my favourite girl!"

    "Uuurgh! Of course you would be here." Said Hildr in a bad mood.

    Drake then started to deeply observe her at a distance.

    "....What are you looking at?" Said Hildr.

    "When was the last time we saw each other? Because I can tell someone grew one size ever since the last time. And it was my favourite spot. Heehe."

    "W-What?! What are you?! How do you?!" Hildr panicked trying to cover her bosom with her arms.

    "Uuuuh...What is he talking about Hildr?" Said Edward confused at her behavior.

    "Eddling! You okay?!" Said Hildr extending her hand towards Edward. "It's me! Your sister! I've been worried sick ever since you disappeared. Come, I'll save you!"

    "Uhhh...Thanks, but no thanks."

    "Huh? What do you mean?"

    "Look, I know I have be kind of a jerk and all that, but I wish to stay here."

    "What? Did they brainwashed you?! It was that Desert Prince, wasn't it?!"

    "No! It just that I feel necessary here."

    "No he isn't it."

    "Shut up, West!"

    "M-Miss Howitz..." Said Vanilla who carefully approached her and bowed in respect. "Allow me to introduce myself. Vanilla Sundae, Spellcaster of GMA."

    "GMA, huh? Certificate." Said Hildr.

    "Yes! Here." Vanilla showed her a certificate of Gel's Graduation.

    "Huh. Well seems legit. Care to explain why are you in this specific place and time?"

    "Very well. I was on my quest when I came in contact with Edward on...another ship when he generously accepted to be my escort. And unexpected things happened one after another that now we are travelling with the Red Beast Pirates because we were desperate for a vessel."l."

    "...And how do you explain him being tied to the top of the mast like a pinwheel?"

    "Oh. He just wanted to get rid of his fear of heights. It didn't go well."

    "...I knew it.." Hildr gave a clod glare at Edward that gave him a chill in his spine, but then she started to cry rivers."I always knew it you had a heart of gold, Eddling!"

    "Man, what a load of-" Said West before he was interrupted by a punch from Florencia.

    "Well, now that was already settled, how about we forgot this little incident?" Said Edward.

    "Denied." Replied Hildr.

    "Wait, what?!"

    "I appreciate your intentions, but there is no way I will let you risk your life like this. Just return to Nova and be safe back home."

    "....It's always like that, isn't it?"

    "Eh?"

    "You are just like them, aren't you, sis?"

    "What are you talking about it?"

    "Everything! Everything is wrong with me, isn't it?!"

    "Woah, looooud." Commented Florencia as the rest of the crew watches turning their heads to the side as each of the siblings starts talking.

    "You think I'm a failure, right?" Said Edward. "That I just good at being stuck between four walls and look cute like a Yorkshire, huh?!"

    "This is nonsense!" Said Hildr. "I never thought that you were-"

    "Then why the hell are you acting I can't look after myself?! Look, you have better things to do don't you? So how about you go do whatever you have to do and forget for 15 minutes you have a brother?!"

    "But-"

    "Now!"

    "...Edward, hold it for a bit. I need you to take a nap." Hildr then prepares herself to hit Edward in the head with the electrecuted blunt of her spear.

    "Aaaah! Waitwaitwaitwaaaaaaait!"

    "That's enough." Said Aladdin who instantly appeared next to Hildr with his index finger pointed at her forehead.

    "Huh?! Even you-"

    "Begone."

    A dark sand tornado appeared around her and shortly after she disappears.

    "Sis?"

    "She is gone, kid." Said Aladdin.

    "You....Murderer!" Edward goes straight on into Aladdin with a electric fist, but Aladdin stops his with a headbutt."Ooff!"

    "Relax. I just sent her back."

    "At that distance? Impressive." Commented Florencia. "But won't she like return?"

    "Hehehehe....Hehehehehe...." Aladdin starts to laugh in a notorious silence.

    Meanwhile back at the warship, Hildr just appeared out of nowhere in the deck.

    "What?! Where...Where am I?"

    "Don't you recognize your own ship?" Said Walther that was there with a cup of tea.

    "Walther?! Where...Where is the Pirate Ship?!"

    "Oh. You mean the red one? It suddenly disappeared."

    "Huh?!" Hildr started to look around and couldn't see the Gloria anymore. "B-B-But it was right over there!"

    "Yeah, it did feel weird, but I guess the truth is...This ship might have been moved a little bit south."

    "Are you kidding me?! How can a whole ship be transported like that?"

    "Probably someone who can use quite a lot of magic."

    "No....Damn you....DESERT PRIIIIIIIIIIIIINCE!"

  3. #23

    Default Re: Hybrid- Reboot Version.

    Chapter 14: Venomous Tusk

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    Atop the clouds, the Death Raven floats on the skies. Inside the ship, Raven was enjoying tossing darts at a target hanging on the wall.

    "Brooooooooo!" Shouted Chill who rushed inside his room and made Raven miss the bullseye. Chill then starts to crawl over Raven's body while he seems to not care. "Bro! Bro! Bro! Bro! Bro! Bro! Bro! Bro!"

    "....Yes? Chill?"

    "A ship is approaching Ra!"

    "....So? A lot of ships passes thorugh there."

    "But....The Red Beast is on it."

    "Oh? Is that so?"

    He picks a squid creature from an aquarium and gives to Chill to snack on it.

    "I knew this would come someday." Raven picks a device that looked like a gold scarab beetle and press the red button on top of it, putting the device on his ear next.

    "....Hello? Who is there?" Spoke a voice coming from the beetle.

    "It's me. Raven."

    "Who?"

    "....Uuurugh. Corvus."

    "Ooooooooh! Man, it has been ages! What gives?!"

    "Well, here is the thing. Some dude with a red eye is about to arrive in there. He want the Fire Key."

    "Ah! That! Well, I guess I could move those old bones after a while. By the way, can we hang out after this? We could like upset some humans together."

    "Eeeeeeh....I already do that like every week."

    "Man, whatever. I just gonna bring some sweet bread one of those days. See you!"

    The beetle turns off and Raven puts it down.

    "I kinda do pity you Johnny-boy. It's not everyone that fought the Pharaoh and lived to tell the tale."

    Later that day, on the middle of the desert, a caravan of camels is approaching an oasis surrounded by several tents and houses. In those camels, Johnnathan and the others were riding wearing robes for travelling the desert.

    "We rest here." Said Aladdin who got out of his camel. "Keep yourselves together."

    The rest of them follows Aladdin and he guides them to a house bigger than the others. Inside it was like a tavern filled with wanderers.

    "So I'll take the bait here." Said Edward. "What is this place? I thought Ra was...Lost."

    "And it is." Said Aladdin. "Everything on those lands are just an union of scavengers and merchants. These lands still have treasures and resources far desired by adventurous folks. And with them, buglars and killers. So watch your back."

    "I appreciate the warning. But it does not look like much. This place is like...a blue dot in the desert."

    "It isn't the only place. There are many oasis and some rivers around that some sort of society was created. All of them ruled by a rather complex network of local influentals."

    "You seem to know a lot of this place." Said West.

    "I was raised in a similar enviroment. And places like this are paradise for outcasts like me and Drake."

    "Alright then. So? What's the plan?" Asked Edward.

    "What plan?"

    "Eeeeer...Aren't we supossed to find a key?"

    "If by 'we' you mean you guys except for me and Drake then you guys fo find."

    "Huh? Huuuuuuuuh?!"

    "I am still a bit unsure of your company so I want some practical proof. Besides I still need to punish Johnny in some way."

    "Sorry guys." Said Johnnathan.

    "Don't bother it. We can get this through." Said Florencia.

    "So you guys are just gonna wait up here."

    "Yeah. We are giving you guys one week." Said Drake. "If you guys fail, we are sending you to Wildland."

    "Isn't that the place with the Lagomoths?" Asked Edward.

    "Yes."

    "Dude. It's your brother."

    "Eh. He had it worse."

    "Don't bother Edward. It's kind of a Hybrid thingie." Said Johnnathan.

    "Speaking of relatives, you should have told me you were Hildr's brother." Drake puts his arm over Edward's shoulders and pokes his face. "There are a looot of things you could tell me."

    "...Like what?"

    "What kind of underwear does she wear?"

    "G-Go to hell, you creep!"

    "Hey eaaaaasy. It's not like she is NOT crazy about me. I mean, you wouldn't? Oh well, I guess I should figure it out myself."

    "You keep your filthy hands off her..."

    "Riiiiiight, fine. Well, I guess I'll just try to find some dancers to entertain me here. And if I don't then I guess I'll have to look for Hildr in my dreams tonight."

    Drake leaves as Edward hisses like a snake at him.

    "Very well, then." Aladdin hands Johnnathan a bag of gold. "Go buy some supplies with this. If you don't want to go to Wildland, I suggest you haste yourself. What? Are you still here? Hurry up already!"

    "I love you too, man." Replied Johnnathan.

    Later on the five of them were travelling in the desert on feet. Johnnathan was looking at a map while West and Edward were carrying the supplies with West having the bigge It was the end of the afternoon and the sun was already setting it.

    "Urgh. Should I remind you guys that I was raised on a cold enviroment?" Said Vanilla. "The desert is not my element!"

    "You weren't obliged to come along if I remember correctly." Said West.

    "Hey! No need to be rude! It's like you don't really want me here."

    "Easy, Vanilla." Said Florencia who was floating. "He is just concerned about your well-being. If you really need, maybe you could ask for him to carry you in his back. I mean, a young girl like you is not much to a healthy, strong and vigorous Werewolf like him, right West?"

    "Uuuuh...Vigorous?"

    "Ooops! Forget the last part."

    "Well, I wouldn't mind if a certain someone carried me." Thought Vanilla.

    "It will be night soon." Said Johnnathan. "Deserts are rather cold at night. So I guess it's a plus to you, Vanilla."

    "I am more concerned of how the hell are we supossed to find a lost kingdom in this place." Said West.

    "Second Aladdin we need to arrive next to a golden owl."

    "Where the hell we'll find an owl in the desert. And made out of gold?!"

    "He told me to keep track to northwest. I trust his judgement."

    Then night soon came and they decided to do rest and build a camp next to group of rocks. Vanilla created a bonfire that kept everyone warm.

    "Your magic abilities are very useful." Said Florencia.

    "Teehee. I can even use some cooling magic to help with the heat."

    "Then why were you complaining earlier?"

    "I still don't like the desert because of the sand, jerk. Bleeeh!"

    "As of now we are pretty far from that Oasis already." Said Florencia. "Will they even find us when the time runs out?"

    "Don't understimate a Hybrid." Said Johnnathan. "Specially a Warlock who knows how to walk in a desert."

    "I am more concerned on where do we go from here." Said West.

    "May I have the map?" Said Florencia.

    "Sure." Johnnathan lends over the map.

    "Hmmm....There are some landmarks nearby. Should we look for it?"

    "I can do that. I can see pretty good in the dark."

    "You can count on me as well." Said West.

    "I was expecting that three of us to stay here. Couldn't you do that, West?" Said it West.

    "I really don't wanna babysit anyone."

    "Dude. We can hear you guys." Said Edward. "And...you think we can't look after ourselves?"

    "Not at all....Vanilla can, but we don't wanna be a jerk to let her look after you in the middle of nowhere."

    "You son of a-"

    "Now, now. He is just joking Edward." Said Vanilla trying to calm down the two of them.

    "Well, it can't be helped. I'll stay with them. After all, a fairy in the middle of the desert at night isn't right."

    "So I guess it is just me and the captain." Said West. "What is the high of the night to two night creatures, am I right, cap'n?"

    "Yeah, sure. If you have vampire genes in you, then it is better use them. Let's go."

    The two of them leaves to explore the surrounding area.

    "Honestly, Johnnathan is not very considerate to himself." Said Vanilla. "As the Captain, he should have sent another one with West."

    "Eh. I kinda like that about him." Said Florencia.

    "...Yeah, me too."

    "By the way...I am awfully tired. If you two would mind, I'll rest for a little bit." Florencia picked a blanket and went inside a tent.

    "Bah! Suuuure, if you aren't anything but a human you need to get yourself watched." Complained Edward. "I can fight my own battles."

    "...I doubt it."

    "Ack! Come on! We are on the same team here!"

    "Yep. We are all Red Beast Pirates here. I mean, I am just tagging along for now."

    "Still, I am done of being a stepped like a rug."

    "Oh come on, Edward. No one thinks you are a rug....Maybe West, but at least I don't."

    "By the way, don't you wanna go sleep with Florencia?"

    "That's okay. I am fine."

    "Come to think of it, I have no idea what time it is. Or how much time has it passed. Yaaaawn. I guess this will take a while."

    "....You can rest for a while if you want."

    "No way! I couldn't forgive myself if something happened to you."

    "It's fine. If something happens, I will scream real loud."

    "Well, that would call Flor and maybe West and Johnny. Okay then...Maybe I'll just close my eyes for a second and....and...." Edward closes his eyes and turns off in an instant. A little later, he wakes up. "Ooof! Damn. I felt like I passed out. Was I really that tired....Huh?"

    He looks around and notices that Vanilla is nowhere to be seen. Only her staff was laying on the ground.

    "Vanilla? Vanilla! Where-where did you went?!"

    Edward looks around and see prints on the sand that looked like it came from some sort of animal's paw.

    "What are those marks? They are like of some sort of beast. But...I think animal that would come would produce some sort of noise....Damnit! What is going on?!"

    He then looks at the tent that Florencia went and checked inside. She was still sleeping inside.

    "At least she is okay, but....No! I have to do this myself!"

    He starts following the tracks that went all the way to the north.

    "This doesn't makes any sense. It's almost like she simply vanished on thin air...Did I really slept at all? And those prints...They do look like it is from an animal, but why does it seems to be from something with two legs?"

    Soon he finds the ends of the tracks to a giant boulder in the middle of nowhere.

    "That's quite the distance...But it seems I found a dead end....Or did I?"

    He starts to touch at the boulder and gives a few knocks with his sword.

    "...This...isn't rock, isn't it?"

    He points his sword at the rock and shoots a small lightning bolt that covers the rock in sparks. Then he makes the rock floats by moving his sword revealing a hole in the ground.

    "I see. This is iron painted to be like a rock. Clever...This isn't the work of some sort of dumb animal."

    Edward then dives into the hole and after walking through a tunnel, finds what seems to be a warehouse filled with boxes and barrels.

    "A storage room? Let's see...Weapons and rations. For one person or two at most...Huh?!"

    He sees Vanilla nearly unconscious tied up on a chair with her mouth shut it with a cloth.

    "Vanilla!" Edward rushes at her and wakes her up by his shouting.

    "Watch out! It's a trap!" Said Vanilla as soon he removes the cloth covering her mouth as he was attacked by a striked from a large arm from the left.

    "Ouch!"

    "Kyaaaahahahaha! You got guts, boy." Edward sees a hyena walking in two legs with two long arms wearing a blue leather jacket and black pants. "I was expecting someone to come out, but I was not expecting someone to coming too soon. Specially you of all people."

    "Who...And what are you?"

    "What? You never saw a Hyena in your life, kid?"

    "Hyena?"

    "A Hyena is a Beast-type species well know from their scavenging habits." Said Vanilla. "They are common in deserts areas like here and Sherazia."

    "Kyahahaha! I like this girl. She knows her stuff."

    "Okay, one thing I learned." Said Edward with his eyes tearing. "But what I don't get it is what does taking Vanilla has to do with this."

    "You didn't figured out? Okay then. My name is Tusk. I am a slave trader."

    "S-Slave Trader?!" Shouted Edward. "But no one uses slaves for years!"

    "Kyaaahahaha! You are as innocent as your face says it. Do you really think there isn't some rich fellow that dirt their hands to make their lives easily? I sold soooooo many types of merchandise that I forgot track of how many lives I ruined."

    "Why are you doing this?!"

    "Why? Are you stupid? It's because it's lucrative. You see, I've been following you five ever since you left the Oasis. I never thought that just the Hybrid and the Werewolf would leave for a second. I got lucky. Do you know how much this little girl here is worthy?"

    "...Worthy?"

    "Young...Pretty....A rare white hair that I never saw...Proficient with magic...And probably a virgin. I was looking after the fairy at the start, but I am a safe type of guy. She would get the top price in an auction pretty easily.

    "A-Auction?" Said Vanilla with a terrified tone.

    "Yes, special snowflake. By the end of the week, you'll be a bride you want it or not."

    "You bastard." Said Edward. "Vanilla isn't an object you can just give it away!"

    "Well, well! The boy over there wants to be the damsel's brave hero. But what can a frail human like you even do-"Edward strikes Tusk by shooting a lightning bolt from his sword."Gaaaaaaaaah!"

    "Oh my." Said Vanilla in awe.

    "This is my last warning. Release. Her."

    "Kyeeehehehe...Okay...Let's talk for a second here....Not!" Tusk breathes a green breath at Edward that makes him dizzy.

    "Uuuuurgh...Why I am so...numb."

    "Edward! What's the matter?!" Shouted Vanilla.

    "You forgot to tell him one more thing about Hyenas, snowflake." Said Tusk with berries on his hand. "We can absorb certain properties of things we eat. This particular type of berry called Sweet Dreams has a toxin that gives a light paralysis making it easier for you to sleep."

    "So that's how you kidnapped me..."

    "But my favourite one...Is this." He eats a red berry and breathes a red breath that Edward manages to dodge, but as it covers a barrel, it dissolves it completely. "Fruit from the Monster Cactus. It emits such a strong bitter smell that most animals wouldn't even try to eat those. That's because of the light corrosive juice from inside it. Not too different from any sort of acid you find, but reaaaally strong in gas form."

    "That's worse than when I first met Johnnathan." Said Edward.

    Tusk starts to attack with his acid breath that Edward starts dodginh by covering his body in sparks and moving point to point at incredible speeds.

    "Shoot! Can't fight like this." A bit of the acid breath passes closer to Edward and his clothes started to melt and his shoulder burns. "Gaaaaah!"

    "I really don't wanna hurt you kid. I can't sell damaged property. So how about you lay down already. You see, you will never be a top grade material anyway."

    "I am...not? I'll show you then!" Edward closes his eyes and covers his body in sparks.

    "Hah! What does that can even do?" Tusk launches another aced breath, but Edward manages to pass the attack and delivers a blow into Tusk's shoulders. "Gah! How did you do that?!"

    Tusk starts to attack with his long arms trying to maul Edward, but he manages to avoid by fliping around. Edward then delivers a electric stab into Tusk that blows him away with a shockwave.

    "Gah! How did you got this tough?"

    "I see now." Said Vanilla that was paying attention to Edward and thought. "He is eletrecuting himself not to only keep himself awake, but boost his movements as well. That's clever, bold and all that, but...isn't risky and painful."

    "Alright, boy. You wanna play games?" Tusk breaks a nearby small box and picks a large black and yellow bettle. "Then I'll play your game!"

    Tusk then eats the whole bug and his body is covered in sparks.

    "What was that?" Said Vanilla.

    "A Tupan Bettle. A species native from Aurakarias. It's body holds the equivalent of an entire thunderstorm."

    Tusk takes two large sickles and starts attacking Edward, pushing him back with each strike. Edward gets cornered, but manages to roll to the sides and gain distance.

    "Something is weird. Why does it feels that you can see through me even though your eyes are closed? Well nevermind. I just gonna make sure you can still walk after I done with you!"

    He starts to release a fury of attacks, but Edward manages to block them off with his sword.

    "He is sensing them." Thought Vanilla. "The sparks of his body...they are ressonating with it's surroundings...Why does it feels the sparks are getting stronger?"

    "I'll finish this now! Face over 10 million volts of electricity! " Said Tusk that opened his mouth wide and a powerful blight came from inside. After that he releases a giant lightning bolt towards Edward who tried to defend with his sword. The lightning struck him releasing a powerful blight that blinded Vanilla for a while. Later when the attack was over, Edward was standing still with his sword releasing a silver blight.

    "Huh?!.....Huuuuuuh?! How did you...survived?!" Asked Tusk.

    "He....absorved it all of that." Said Vanilla.

    "Now...Take it back. Gungnir Dash!" Edward dashed like a lightning bolt and stabbed Tusk with his sword that delivered a powerful shockwave.

    "Gwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!" Tusk is launched away, passing through the walls of rock of the hideout. Edward then opened his eyes and went to Vanilla, cutting her ropes with a swift cut.

    "Heh. See that? I got him!" Said Edward with proud before passing out, falling on Vanilla's shoulders who got him quickly.

    "Edward....You really are something."

  4. #24

    Default Re: Hybrid- Reboot Version.

    Chapter 15: Guardians.

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    At night-time, Vanilla was carrying Edward, unconscious after the fight with Tusk.

    "Aff! I was trained for a lot of things, but this is something I was certainly not made for."

    Then, she see a small blight of fire at a distance.

    "Ah! Could it be?....Yes! Hold it a little longer Eddie. We are almost there."

    "Kehehehe...So close and yet so far."

    Tusk suddenly appears far behind them holding his sickles and his body all burned.

    "No...No way. How?"

    "Nothing personal kid, but things have been very thight nowadays."

    "How are you so persistent? You clearly had it too much of a beating with that one attack."

    "You know what the Hyenas are really know for? Survival. Even the dawn of days, my race managed to survive with besically the leftovers of others. With time we learned to take advantage of the situation in hand. Ever since that Raven guy decided to fill this world with his rogues, even trying to get the good stuff through the dubious route has been difficult. The entire black market world became a relic of the past, but that just make my job more valuable than it is."

    "Even if it kills you?"

    "Heh. If I die, someone else will take my place. There is no such a thing as the perfect world you really wish it existed, snowflake. It has always been a dog eat dog world even before Raven. Maybe you had a life of sweetness and comfort, but there is always someone out there turning a life of another a hell. Just like I am about to do with you right now!"

    Tusk run towards Vanilla. She reacted by shooting a fireball out of her hand, but Tusk dispels it away with a swing of his sickle. As he gets close enough of the two of them, an ray of light pierces his shoulders.

    "What?!"

    Then West and Johnnathan appears from behind and they both kick Tusk away, knocking him out cold.

    "You two alright?!" Said Florencia, worried about the two of them.

    "Flor! Johnny! West!"

    "Why my name for last?"

    "Not now, West." Said Johnnathan. "She just had a rough night."

    "Fine, then. By the way who...And what is that dog thingie."

    "A Hyena. They have a bad reputation of being smugglers. I bet that one was a slave trader."

    "Yes, that's what he was."

    "Taking over the freedom of an innocent? Despicable." Said Florencia. "Anyway, I would ask Edward, why didn't he called me and the others, but I guess we can't do it right now."

    "Ah...Can we leave him out of this? I think he had it enough for a day."

    "....Yeah, can't reallu get mad at him. After all I did heard that someone has been following our tracks."

    "And you didn't said anything because?"

    "I understimated him. Never expected a cunning one like him. Sorry, my bad."

    "Well, what is it matter is everything is fine." Said Johnnathan. "Anyway, I think found the "owl" thingie."

    The night passed and another day rose. Edward woke up inside a tent with Vanilla sleeping above a blanked next to him.

    "...Oh....Oh? What...What is going on?" Asked Edward who then woke up Vanilla.

    "Edward!" Vanilla quickly hugged Edward. "Thank goodness, you are alright."

    "Y-Yeah...I am now."

    "By the way, it seems they found that owl thing. Come on! Let's hurry!"

    "Right away."

    They soon arrive at the top of a dune with a wide open space at sight with flat rocks on the sand.

    "....I thought you told me there was a owl or something." Said Edward.

    "See those rocks?" Pointed West. "At night they were shining gold, forming the picture of a owl."

    "Huh. I guess it really does look like an owl. Shouldn't we investigate it?"

    "Way ahead of you." Said Florencia who appeared with a piece of papyrus.

    "What's that?"

    "Some notes Aladdin lent me. I compared to some characters hidden in the rocks to translate a password."

    "What kind of characters were by the way?"

    "Fire Language. The Steel Continent used to be domain of the Fire Realm in the distant past."

    She then shoots an arrow of light skyward and several rays of light fell above the rocks forming the image of a sun.

    "...Is something supossed to happen?" Edward starts to look around when the sky started to turn bright red and a sandstorm appears right around the rocks. "Woah neely!"

    Meanwhile, Aladdin was on the oasis, resting on a net attached to two palm trees he notices the change in the enviroment at a distance.

    "...That came earlier than I expected."

    Soon the sandstorm faded and a large pyramid appeared surrounded by two pools.

    "There is is, folks." Said Florencia. "The Lost Kingdom of Ra."

    "....More like 0.1 percent of the Lost Kingdom, no?" Said Johnnathan.

    The group then approached the pyramid that had torches surrounding the rock path of the ruins.

    "Interesting. Even though it's old as junk, it still looks new." Said Florencia. "It's almost like as if time didn't passed."

    "By the way, how did this got under the sand in the first place?" Asked West.

    "No one knows. Some say it was a natural disaster and some says it was an ancient curse."

    "No point in wondering that now." Said Johnnathan. "Let's just enter and gets this done with it-"

    "Halt!" A voice echoed from the surroundings and two male figures emerged from the two pools. They were wearing cooper armors and had their bodies covered in bandages. One had a crocodile mask and wielded a spear and the other had a hippopotamus mask and wielded a large stone blade. "You shall not procced any further from the Pharaoh's Domain!"

    "What the? Where did those two came from?" Said Vanilla.

    "Personally I don't care. Those two certainly are after a fight." Said West who just honed his claws.

    "Don't take us too light, beastman." Said the man with the crocodile mask. "You speak with the two greatest warriors of Ra."

    "The greatest warriors...Are you two Sinai and Nile by any chance?" Asked Florencia.

    "Oh. So you know about us." Replied the one with the hippopotamus mask.

    "You know them?" Asked Edward.

    "No. I heard about them. They were the two great warriors that were know as Ra's Guardians Deities. Nile, who was know to be just as dangerous on land or water and Sinai, who was the strongest of all the continent."

    "But that was like 500 years ago at least. Humans don't live that long."

    "It's most likely they aren't human anymore." Said Johnnathan. "Just two walking corpses."

    "Are you looking down on us, Hybrid?" Said Sinai.

    "I too heard about you. Two Heroes who became Legends. But Legends are only worthy in the past. What is it matter is how you do in the present."

    "That half-breed has guts." Said Nile. "I think we might show our strenght once again after all, Sinai."

    "Then get your spear ready, Nile." Said Sinai. "I always wanted to face a Hybrid at some point in my life."

    "Let's not get hasty. The Pharaoh gave us very specific instructions."

    "The Pharaoh?" Said Johnnathan.

    "Basically, he said that each one of us would face one intruder each. And since there are five of you here, then 3 of you can pass."

    "I feel like we are being played here."

    "Our lord can have a rather nasty sense of humour. I wouldn't understimate him if I were you."

    "...Very well then. I guess it's better if I took you two down already."

    "Hold it, Johnnathan." Said Florencia. "It's better if you save your strenght as much as possible. I'll help handle them."

    "Then count me in." Said West. "I want a taste of those so-called Heros."

    "Then it is decided?" Said Nile.

    "...Yes." Said Johnnathan. "Edward? Vanilla? No objections?"

    "I'm okay in not facing the two strongest of Ra."

    "I feel more safe with you anyway."

    "Well, that settles it."

    Nile and Sinai opens the path and the three of them easily pass them.

    "By the way." Said Nile. "We are going after you three after we finishe them."

    "Hah! Good luck with that, lizard breath."

    The three of them enter the pyramid.

    "I guess the Hybrid can wait a while." Said Sinai. "But a Wolfman will also be a suitable opponent."

    "Flor, keep the distance and cover me from behind, will ya?" Said West.

    "Don't take them light because they are...were humans, West."

    "I know that. But I reaaaally want to see what those two are able to do."

  5. #25

    Default Re: Hybrid- Reboot Version.

    Chapter 16: Wolf and Fairy.
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    Johnnathan and the other two arrived inside the pyramid where they stumbled upon an open chamber that was surrounded with torches that illuminated the room. The walls were shining with a golden colour containing several drawings. At the center, there was a golden throne.

    "Is...That it?" Said Johnnathan.

    "I can't see any other way further." Said Vanilla.

    "Woah...Check out those." Said Edward while looking at the walls.

    "...What are those?"

    "You didn't know? The ancients used to store history into drawings."

    "I seen some of those." Said Johnnathan. "I seen better drawings coming from a five-year old."

    "They are supossed to tell history, you uncultured savage."

    "I'll let that one pass. Can you figure something out of it? Might have a clue."

    "It seems it follows a timeline and we are right at the end...By the way what is up with this character?" Edward points at a figure that looked vaguely like Raven.

    "...I don't like it." Said Johnnathan.

    "Well, let's try to rewind a little bit." Edward looks at the drawings that went to the other corner of the wall. "Ancient History....Ancient History....I heard most about it....Except for this."

    They stop on a drawing of several black devil-like beings covered in fire alongside humans.

    "Are those deities?" Asked Vanilla.

    "Fire Demons." Said Johnnathan. "The Steel Continent was their domain so they had some sort of hierarchy over the people. In fact, Ra was one of the Fire Demons."

    "Is that so? I don't remember learning that." Said Edward.

    "I too studied those sort of things a long time ago."

    "Oh yeah. Your mother was a vampire, so she might had know some pretty unknow stuff, right?" Said Vanilla.

    "Yeah. She could had been a harsh teacher, but...I actually did enjoy some of her lectures." Johnnathan then starts to slowly cry at his red eye.

    "Uhhh...You are crying?"

    "Oh, sorry. Got emotional for a second there. It just I remember when I was only four and...she put me on her lap and we would sit on the counch...And she would read Treasure Land to me while I would look at the pictures in the book."

    "Ah! My dad read that one to me too."

    "The main character was kind of dull, but everything else was worth it. The whole night would pass, but it never felt a hour barely passed. I wish I could sleep on my mother's lap one last time."

    "Yeah...we all do."

    "Well, sentiments aside, what's up with this demon bigger than the others?" Said Edward. "Is that Ra, by any chance?"

    "Nah. That's the big guy himself, Astaroth." Said a voice that came from behind them.

    They turned around and saw a man laying on the throne in a relaxed manner. He has his body all covered in bandages all the way to his mouth with a big sash made out of green and yellow stripes on his shoulders and another large piece of cloth covering his waist and legs. His below body was covered in golden armory and had straight short black hair and a golden bangle on his forehead.

    "Was that guy always there?" Said Edward.

    No. And didn't sensed him coming." Said Johnnathan. "Where did you come from?"

    "I don't know? From below, I guess? All you need to know is that I was here because I live here and you folks just arrived at my property out of nowhere without any warning and honestly...I feel kind of violated. Couldn't you guys at least sent a letter?"

    "Are you like, the ruler of this place?"

    "Pretty much. I'm the Pharaoh of Ra. Nice to meet you guys."

    "He is...rather polite and casual for a sovereign." Said Edward.

    "I'll go straight to the point." Said Johnnathan. "We looking for the Fire Key. You know something about it?"

    "You mean this?" He shows them a bright red key. "It's how it was called centuries ago, so...Yeah, it is here."

    "Hand it over."

    "Oh. Why would I do that?"

    "E-Excuse me." Vanilla gets in between them. "Y-Your highness. It's a extreme honour to one of the few of my era to stand in front of an unique and fascinating figure as yourself."

    "Ooooh! Flattery! I missed that." Said the Pharaoh. "Did you heard about me?"

    "Yes. I heard about you from a friend who descends from your kingdom. You must be-"

    "Hold up. Not gonna say my real name out loud."

    "Oh. Sorry. I did heard you were also one of the greatest spellcasters to ever lived. And as a spellcaster myself, I do have a lot of admiration."

    "Is she for real?" Asked Edward.

    "I did heard that the magic power of the last Pharaoh could rival the power of a Dark Lord." Said Johnnathan.

    "A-Are you for real?"

    "So if you would it...Could you give us the key? We worked so hard to find it and let me tell you, it was...the most thrilling experience."

    "Is that so?" Said the Pharaoh. "Alright then. You can take it."

    "Really?!"

    "...No."

    He snaps his fingers and two mummies wearing bronze armors appears from clouds of sand above her to attack, but Johnnathan and Edward intercepts and destroy them before they could harm her.

    "Nice reaction." Said Johnnathan.

    "Interesting. You guys might be an enterntaiment somehow." Said the Pharaoh as he summons a golden staff and a giant black spider with golden claws in it's legs appears from below his throne. "Would you please impress me?"

    Outside, West was facing an all-out attack from two sides against Nile and Sinai. Nile delivered a thrust with his spear, but West managed to dodge. But he became now vulnerable and Sinai manages to send him away with his sword.

    "Urgh. Those guys are tough."

    "And quick." Nile raised his hand and needles of water rose from the pools that he sends it flying at West.

    "Shoot!" West covers his claws with wind and swings it, causing razor winds to be launched, but only a handful of the water projectiles fades it. Fortunately, the rest are taken down by Florencia's light arrows.

    "I told you to be careful West."

    "In my own defense, I didn't expected them to shoot water."

    "It seems that mutt has more tricks than we expect, Nile." Said Sinai. "Should I do that?"

    "Go ahead."

    Sinai then hit the ground with his sword and a massive sandstorm appeared that blinded West.

    "Urgh. Okay, that's a little disturbing. Not that my other senses can't...Hold on." West then looked back. "They wouldn't...."

    Far behind, Florencia was struggling to see anything in the sand. "I never seen such a level of sorcery. Is West alright?"

    "I would be more concerned about you, fairy." Nile snaeked behind her ready to thrust his spear at her until West intercepted and blocked the attack by letting it stab him in the gut.

    "West!"

    "Go away!" West manages to push Nile back while he lays on his knee.

    "West! Let me heal those!"

    "No...You need to concentrate."

    "Huh? What do you mean?"

    "Your left! Shoot!"

    Florencia did it what he instructed and manages to shoot through Sinai's shoulders who was approaching them.

    "Gah! Lucky shot!" Sinai disappears inside the sandstorm.

    "We aren't able to see them through our eyes, but I can track their smell and sound. We need to put those two at bay here."

    "Very well. Tell me where to shoot."

    "Alright....Left!"

    Florencia shoots at Nile.

    "Up!"

    She shoots at Sinai who was approaching from above sending him away.

    "They are getting more tricky." Said Florencia.

    "Just keep your accuracy sharp while I-" West is shot by an arrow of water in the shoulder. "Son of a...I forgot he could do that."

    "West! Can you still keep track on them?"

    "As long as my nose and ears works."

    "Very well." Florencia aims her bow upwards and shoots a large light arrow. "Rain!"

    Several rays of light started to fall from the sky. Nile and Sinai then spread across to dodge the attacks.

    "I see now." West starts to look around and ran through the sandstorm. In the way, he manages to face Nile without being seen.

    "What?!"

    "Got ya!" West delivers a punch that sent Nile flying away. Sinai then attacks him from behind, but West dodges the attack and delivers a slash with his claws covered in wind that wounds his shoulders.

    "Guh! Not half-bad. But not good enough." Sinai's shoulders then quickly regenerates. "You will need to more than that."

    "....Okay then." West turns into a full wolfman and delivers a fury of punches on him.

    "Gaaaah!"

    "And now the finishing touch! Wolf Cannon!" West launched a air bomb from his mouth that sent his whole body flying away is crushed into pieces.

    "Well...That was a hard cookie."

    "You are open!" Nile attacked West from behind with a water arrow that he barely dodged. "You are done!"

    "Denied!" Florencia appeared with her bow aimed straight at him up-close. "Hyper Arrow!"

    She sent a giant ray of light that burned his whole body.

    "Magnificent." Murmured Nile while his body perish. The sandstorm then vanish.

    "Well...They were kinda of easy to break." Said West.

    "Those cursed bodies were moving thanking to some outside magic. It's no surprise their bodies would be destroyed once the magic is gone."

    "So not even real bodies they had...Urgh!" West starts to feel the burden of his injuries.

    "Stand still." Florencia starts to heal his wounds. "This will take a minute."

    "...You know...I was certainly not expecting this shit when I entered this Red Beast bussiness."

    "Gonna chicken out?"

    "Heh! Too late."

  6. #26

    Default Re: Hybrid- Reboot Version.

    Chapter 17: The Sun.
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    "Bloody hell!" Shouted Johnnathan as he was carving his way into a horde of mummies that didn't stopped growing in numbers. "Don't they ever end?!"

    "They ar everywhere!" Edward started panicking as he continuously attacks with his electric sword and each time he beats them all, a new wave appears from the sand. "Vanilla, I know those things takes time, but I would prefer if we do not die."

    "Work. Work. Work. Nothing changes after graduation, huh?" Vanilla charges her staff with a powerful white glow that summons a snowstorm that freezes the mummies. The cold winds seems to affect the Pharaoh as well, but with he seems unfazed by it.

    "Meh." He summons an orb of light from his palm that created a scorching light that dispeled the blizzard and turned the mummies into ashes.

    "Hot! Hot! Hot!" Edward got his hand burned by a ray of light. "What is this? Fire?"

    "No. Heat." Said Vanilla. "I heard stories about it. A mass produced heat as sunlight. I don't know how is it possible."

    "That is the blessing of the Fire Demon, Ra. It runs deep into the blood of my ancestors." He snaps his fingers and the legs of the spider under his throne got red hot to the point that the rock below started to melt.

    "Vanilla! Watch out!" Johnnathan rushed in front of Vanilla before the Spider reached her attacking with the hot claws, but Johnnathan manages to block with one of his dark swords.

    "Huh. Not half-bad." Said the Pharaoh who was making his nails. "Come to think about it, you are one of those Hybrids, right? That magic you cover your blades show it. First time witnessing it. Fascinating."

    "I barely did anything until now."

    "And I expect you to make me release my final form."

    "A final what?" Asked Edward.

    "Don't bother it, Eddie." Said Johnnathan. "And you two better avoid touching that thing. I mean, I'm a Hybrid and yet...." He shows his hand grasping the saber's handle showing burn marks.

    "All that from that attack? Yikes!"

    "Does that bother you?" Said the Pharaoh.

    "Yes. A lot."

    "Great."

    The spider starts to attack with faster attacks, like a rain of spears.

    "Ah! I can't get close enough!"

    "Eddie! Remember that crab from way back?!" Said Johnnathan.

    "Oh yeah...Wasn't West with us?"

    "You have to do it then!"

    "I can help." Vanilla glows her staff with an aqua glow. "Flood!"

    Vanilla creates a flood that covers the floor around the spider wet.

    "You washed up the floor, so what? This Spider can swim you know."

    "Thunder Bomb!" Vanilla shoots three orbs of lightning that shocks the spider and is amplified by the flood.

    "Abababababababaaaaaa!" The Pharaoh and the Spider gets paralyzed.

    "Now you two, go!"

    Johnnathan and Edward gets into the two parallel sides of the spider and cuts of its legs.

    "Ah come on, man!" The Pharaoh dispels the spider and gets off his throne. "Okay. That was disappointing."

    The Pharaoh summons a golden staff with a red jewel on it.

    "I actually feel dragged into a corner...But all it took was to me to try a little more." He uses his staff to cast a bright light and a giant falcon with golden armor appears that he jumps on his back.

    "Is that a Familiar?" Said Vanilla. "It's almost like some sort of god. It's not like anything I seen it."

    "I guess you folks really wants the Key, huh? Too bad it already has someone in mind to me to give to it."

    "What? That's out of nowhere. Who?" Asked Johnnathan.

    "I believe he goes by...Raven."

    "Well, not that's a little-WHAT?!"

    Meanwhile at a nearby island at the other side of the Steel Continent, there was a Blitzreignian Base built on it. It was the closest military facility of Blitzreign in the territory next to the Steel Continent. Inside, a soldier is writting a letter while in looking out in the roof with another soldier behind him looking at the other side.

    "What are you writting?"

    "A letter for my sister. She is gonna marry in two weeks so I have to make sure this reach her before the day."

    "I see. Sucks being around here. Ever since those Rogues started to spread like a plague, they have been demanding a little too much. With a good reason."

    "The next shift is coming next month. You are staying?"

    "There is no one waiting for me anyway."

    "I understand. I guess staying here wasn't so bad after all. I mean, I really not wanna be stuck on another big thick iron cube again. I wanna get on a ship, make a fairly good carrer for myself and stay closer to those dear for me. This may be selfish, but I am requesting that my sister gives my name for one of her sons. I guess I'm pretty avarage, huh?"

    "I think you are just fine, buddy." Said Raven who appeared out of nowhere with his arm around the soldier's shoulder with a crimsom claw in his left arm. The other soldier was laying dead on the floor.

    "What-Aaaaaaah!" He kills the soldier before he could even react.

    "Alert! Alert!" The voicespeakers in the base started to shout while the alarms ringing loudly. "Code Raven! Code Raven!"

    The soldiers in the base started to run to get ready into battle. But most of them passed through the hallways and crossed paths with Raven that like a bad strike of fate, quickly killed them with large dark red bird-shaped waves attacks from his sword.

    "So fragile...So easy to break."

    He then gets in front of a large thick yellow door. He then swings his sword two times and the door is sliced in two. He enters the room and encounters soldiers armed with guns with five gattling turrents in front.

    "Fire!"

    A rapid of bullets went like a storm into Raven that left a lot of dust by the fire from the turrents. Soon the turrents gets overheated and cease functioning.

    "Did we get him?"

    From the cloud of dust, several hot bullets are shot and pierce the commanding officer, killing him in the process.

    "C-Commander!"

    Soon, Noir appears out of the dust with bullets on his hand.

    "If you think that's what would be enough to kill Raven, then you are so not ready for us."

    The dust then ceases and Raven was show unharmed, picking his ear with his finger. There was a lot of bullets left in the floor.

    "That wasn't necessary, Noir."

    "And what are you gonna about it?"

    "...Ah! Whatever."

    Soon all the other siblings except for Nightmare appears.

    "Are we still not done?" Said Moonlight. "Come on Noir! End it all in an instant!"

    "How about you help for once?" Said Blanc.

    "I....I'll go check the other places here." Said Evening.

    "Yeah, do that." Said Raven. "Chill...Dinner Time."

    "Kehehehehe.....Kehehehehehe!"
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  7. #27

    Default Re: Hybrid- Reboot Version.

    Chapter 18: Final Form.

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    "Woah! Hold on a minute! You know Raven?!" Asked Johnnathan.

    "It's that weird? I was the last pharoah 500 years ago. I should have met him at the time."

    "But why? The guy is pure evil!"

    "Maybe. But isn't it amazing, somehow?"

    "I just don't get it." Said Vanilla. "Why would a man of a higher standing like you work with a scoundrel like him?"

    "I can't help it. We do share a similar viewpoint."

    "A viewpoint?"

    "Well, you don't need to know the details...After all of you are gonna be dead anyway so...Die!"

    The falcon opens his mouth and shoots a thin beam that created a heat explosion.

    "Did that thing just spit fire?" Asked Johnnathan.

    "He is channeling his magic into his familiar." Said Vanilla. "After all, it is linked with him by their magic."

    Soon several mummies appeared from below that grabbed Vanilla.

    "Huh?! Aaaaaaah!"

    "Vanilla! Johnny! Those freaks are back!"

    "What? Thought I wouldn't bring them again or something?"

    "You give her back!"

    Edward procceds by tearing apart the mummies and grabbing Vanilla away.

    "T-Thanks, Edward."

    "Thanks me when those freakshows disappears."

    More and more of those mummies appears, but an arrow of light pierces them.

    "I know that light ray from somewhere." Said Johnnathan.

    A mummy tries to sneak behing Edward, but it is teared in half by West's bare hands.

    "Pay attention, you dimwit punk!"

    "West! You're back!"

    "Shut your mouth! I'm here for the art of breaking undead jerks!"

    "So, there were more two. That means Nile and Sinai were defeated...Expected, but still fascinating." The Pharaoh summons more mummies, but covered in golden armor.

    "This is bad." Said Johnnathan. "They certainly look tough."

    "And yet the guy riding the giant bird over there is giving worse vibes." Said Florencia. "Captain...While me and the rest keep them busy, try to make sure the Pharaoh don't disturb us."

    "Are you giving me an order?"

    "No. A suggestion. And you know that."

    "Heh. Just securing my position of captain." Johnnathan makes his way by slicing the vanguard. "Hey you!"

    "Yeeeeeeees?"

    "You and me. One-on-one. My swords and your...falcon."

    "Are you trying to make me not hurt your friends?"

    "No...Maybe."

    "I'm fine with that answer. But what are you gonna do? I'm up here and you are down there."

    Johnnathan responds by sending a Red Spiral that pierces his left face that he soons heals.

    "Oh? Oh! Okay! We are doing this then! Feel the power of the Sun!"

    The falcon opens his wings and emits a strong light that shine like the sun and sent a powerful heat wave.

    Johnnathan blocked with his swords with darkness that defended him like if he had a shield of darkness around him.

    "Damn! I feel like walking towards the sun itself." Johnnathan struggled to get closer and closer to it.

    "Man, this is so hard to watch even for me. Horus! Finish him!"

    The falcon open his talons and dives straight at Johnnathan. When he gets close enought Johnnathan reacted and leaped straight at him.

    "Red Cross!" He delivers two simultaneously slashes that cuts Horus in four and it disappears in sand. The Pharaoh falls and the mummies suddenly disappears.

    "...Oh no. You beat my stead. Now I am powerless against you. What am I gonna do now?" Said the Pharaoh in a casual tone.

    "...Something tells me he is not powerless." Said Edward.

    "You think?" Said West.

    The Pharaoh stroke the floor with his staff and a hige pillar of yellow light appeared behind him. From that light, a creature with the body of a lion, gray wings and a human wild like face appears from it.

    "Oh Jeez! What is that?!" Screamed Edward.

    "I believe it's called Sphinx." Said Florencia. "I heard tales of a Living Weapon feared by all. Figures it was a familiar."

    "Well, well. It seems the fairies really are knowledgable as the rumours says. Why I don't give you a demonstration?"

    He snaps his fingers and the sphinx delivers a punch to the floor that obliterates, making them all fall.

    "Aaaaaaah! We're falling!" Edward panicked.

    "Such strenght...West! Flor! Pick Eddie and Vanilla!" Johnnathan gave his order and West grabbed Edward while Florencia picked Vanilla. Soon they fell on a room where the floor was covered in a mountain of sand and treasure.

    "Well, at least it's not solid rock we landed on." Said West.

    Later, the Sphinx and the Pharaoh went down as well.

    "By the way...This is the final form, morons."

    The Sphinx swings his arm and send a wave that were like giant blades slicing the sand that left large fissures where it passed.

    "If that touch us, we're history." Said West.

    "Don't worry team. He might be tough, but we are still three numbers bigger than them." Said Edward.

    "Oh? Good thing I can still do this." The pharaoh snaps his fingers and a geyser of water appears behind them. From the water, Nile appear thrusting his spear at West who caught at the last instance.

    "You again?!" West looked deeply into Nile's character. "Huh? What's this? I can barely feel anything on him this time."

    Then a pillar of sand emerges from the ground and Sinai appears to crush him with his sword, but Edward manages to block it.

    "I thought you already finished with them."

    "They were brought back, but now they do seem like walking corpses."

    "I just need them because I am already bored with this and I wanna hang out with Raven already. Can't waste energy by giving them free will and all that."

    "So even is magic isn't infinite. On the positive side, this can't get any worse." Said Johnnathan.

    The Sphinx started to gather heat from the palm of the claw forming a small sun and toss it at Johnnathan. He manages to dodge, but forms a large explosion that sends him away.

    "Urgh! That was certainly the second worst blast I ever experienced."

    The Pharaoh then shoots five light orbs at Johnnathan while he was on the ground. The orbs each fire a heat beam that hit Johnnatham simultaneously.

    "Aaaaaargh!"

    "Now crush him!"

    The Pharaoh gives an order and the Sphinx form another heat orb in it's claw and crush Johnnathan with it.

  8. #28

    Default Re: Hybrid- Reboot Version.

    Chapter 19: Agni.

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    "Johnnathan!" Florencia panicked as the Sphinx crushed Johnnathan with a claw in flames, but as the dust settled Johnnathan was blocking the claw with his swords over his head protecting himself with a shield of darkness.

    "What the? He is still fighting? So stubborn." Said the Pharaoh.

    "Our captain is tough. But not invincible. We should do something about it!" Said West.

    "But we are a bit busy with those two!" Said Vanilla.

    "...Give me 5 seconds." Edward starts to charge is sword. "Thunder Blind!"

    Edward releases a bright spark from his sword that stuns Sinai, Nile and the even the Pharaoh.

    "Woah! It's like a thunder on earth." Said the Pharaoh covering his face.

    Then the blight was gone and Edward vanished.

    "Huh? Wasn't there five of you people?"

    Edward then appeared right behind him and stabbed him in the back.

    "Gah!"

    "Hah! Backstabed by a random guy with a sword."

    "Alright. Since you had the nerve...."

    The Pharaoh glows red and releases a huge release of heat as if a sun was covering him that burned Edward away.

    "Argh! Hot! Hot!"

    The Sphinx then strikes Edward with an elbow attack, knocking him to the ground.

    "Urgh! I...I'm okay....barely."

    "Okay then. Where was I before this idiot stumbled."

    While he was lost in thought, Johnnathan approached him from his left.

    "Red Rampage!" Johnnathen unleashed a fury of slashes that managed to sever part of his body.

    "Urgh! You....Don't get cocky!" He fix himself by attaching the wounded parts with his bandages and makes the Sphinx kick Johnnathan, making him to gets stuck in a wall.

    "Argh! Bad day."

    "How about we end this now?" The Pharaoh charges a high ammount of energy from the tip of his staff, creating a small star.

    "...That will kill me." Thought Johnnathan. "I barely have the energy to get away and I can see how many enetgy that attack has...What is my other options."

    "Scorch!"

    The Pharaoh sends a huge scorching ray at Johnnathan.

    "Well then...Here goes nothing!"

    Johnnathan radies his swords and gets ready for a Red Spiral.

    "Red...Spiral!"

    He sends a Red Spiral that flew like a rocket. When the two attacks connected, the Red Spiral overpowers the heat beam and went straight at the Pharaoh, piercing him in the chest, leaving a huge hole.

    "What?"

    "And another one!"

    Johnnathan sends anothe Red Spiral that pierces the Sphinx's head and it slowly turns into dust. Soon, Sinai and Nile all start to have their bodies rot and desintegrates.

    "Did...we win?" Said West.

    "Uuurgh...To think it would come to this..." The Pharaoh's body starts to crumble. "You of all people had to show up. Just when things became interesting...But even in a world filled with Darkness that Raven is looking for...It needs a Sun to shine it over it and make it live...And no one else can be that sun..."

    His body turn into sand and disappears leaving a red key in the ground. Johnnathan goes there and picks it.

    "...Finally got one...Cough!" Johnnathan to his knees and starts coughing blood.

    "Johnny! What's the matter?!" Florencia gets worried.

    "I suddenly felt weak. Don't worry. It happens when I try too hard."

    "Is that so?"

    "Yeah, but...It has been quite a while."

    "Uuuuh...guys." West appears with Edward on his shoulders all scorched out and puts him next to Florencia. "Shouldn't we fix him?"

    "Ah! Right away!" Florencia uses her healing magic and all of Edward's burns fades in time.

    "Oooh...Are we still alive?"

    "Eddie!" Vanilla strongly hugs Edward. "You meanie! Stop being so careless."

    "Ah...I kinda appreciate the body contact, but...It still hurts."

    "Ah! Sorry! Sorry!"

    "Well, that was one hell of a treasure hunting." Said West. "But where do we go now?"

    The key then started to glow red and a glyph appears next to them.

    "A teleportation glyph...I guess we have no choice. Alright crew, let's go."

    Later outside of the pyramid, the five of them appears out of thin air. Edward was carrying a huge bag of loot.

    "Did you actually brought those sacks along?" Said West.

    "Hey! You never know what you find in a ruin."

    "Give him a rest." Said Johnnathan. "After everything, he can he deserves a tip. You did well down there, Eddie."

    "Well...Our lives kinda depended on you there."

    "Yeah, I don't know what happened, but he is probably more important than you." To their surprises, Aladdin and Drake were there.

    "Drake?! Al?! What are you doing here?! And hold on...Why is it early morning now?" Johnnathan looked to the sky and the sun had just arrived. "Did...Did the inside that palace, had the flux of time pass at a lower pace than outside somehow?!"

    "Yeah, that seems to be the case, but if you are concerned if your time expired then don't worry. It has been barely 2 days."

    "Oh. Fine, but then you are here because?"

    "Your brother....has something to tell."

    "What is it?"

    "Johnny! You wouldn't believe this, but I just met this really hot woman back there that-"

    "Okay, nevermind. I lost interest."

    "No man, hear me out. She's-"

    "I heard this talk like a hundred times already, Drake."

    "But she was reaaaaally something out of this world. She even paid me a bottle of wine. I scored big time!"

    "Is this like a regular thing?" Asked Vanilla.

    "Outside of the wine part, yes."

    "Funnily enough, that lady just disappeared out of the oasis. Like out of nowhere. Man, it feels bady to not even touch those lips...I'll be depressed for a whole week."

    "And you had to drag me all the way here just to tell the news to your younger brother...By the way, could you give me the details Johnnathan."

    Johnnatha then told what transpired.

    "I see...So we finally moved one step."

    "Seems like you had quite the ordeal. Maybe I should had lend an arm somehow, bro."

    "No shit!" Shouted West. "Do you have any idea how is to fight an undead king?"

    "Easy, West. What it matters is that no one died. Hmm?" Johnnathan notices the key shining. "What is it now?"

    A glowing orb went out of the key and started to take shape.

    "Yaaaaawn...What time is it?" The orb turned into a small red ghost figure that looked like an ember with a pair of white eyes and two arms with no hands that looked like fire whips.

    "Eeek! A ghost!" Vanilla hit the critter with her staff.

    "Ouch! Woman! Who do you think you just attacked now?! Can't you recognize I am The Great Fire Sprite, Agni!"

    "...What and Who?"

    "Huh? Are you joking with me?"

    "Ah! Oh Mother Nature!" Florencia then kneeled below him. "Please, let me apologize in her place! She's a young human who doesn't know of your name, Great Fire Sprite, Agni."

    "Really? I see." Agni started to look around. "Fairy. What is this place and time?"

    "We are on Ra. 500 years after their demise and several milleniums after the Immortal War."

    "So that's how it is...I guess this pyramid was a given, but...This place is a forsaken hole of hell compared to the Ra I knew."

    "Eeer...I think we deserve an explanation." Said Edward.

    "That is one of the fabled sprites, isn't it Florencia?" Said Aladdin.

    "What is a Sprite?"

    "Mother told me about them." Said Drake. "They create worlds or something."

    "Really?!" Vanilla was in awe.

    "Actually we restore worlds, but we created one once." Said Agni.

    "You created a world?" Asked Edward.

    "Not alone, but yes. You are stepping on it right now."

    "Huh?! Are you saying you and those sprites were responsible for literally everything?!"

    "...You're welcome."

    "And why were you inside this?" Said Johnnathan showing the key.

    "Oh...It appears we were kept away after the war. Figure. By the way, boy. You are a Hybrid, right?"

    "Yeah?"

    "Huh. Wasn't expecting being stuck with you, but this will be interesting."

    "What do you mean by stuck?"

    "Aren't you noticing some sort of invisible link between us?"

    "Come to think about it...I feel funny inside. Some sort of warm feeling."

    "That's my Blessing."

    "You mean...The Fire Blessing?!" Florencia looked surprised.

    "Oh. The Fairy knows about it. Mind explaining for him?"

    "My pleasure. You see, there used to be six worlds in the past. The Worlds of Fire, Water, Forest, Darkness, Beasts and Spirits."

    "We heard of those before...Weren't those the symbols of the immortals?" Said Vanilla.

    "Correct. Those worlds were far apart on different dimensions, but were linked by a common factor. The Sprites. Each world had their own kind of sprites that were just as old as the world thay were born. In fact, you could say the Sprites themselves were the Worlds."

    "That's a lot to take in." Said Edward.

    "Also those Sprites were able to travel between worlds as long as other sprites existed. They were the form of travel between worlds. But the sprites started to fall in numbers and the worlds were in danger."

    "Damn." Said West.

    "So the sprites devised a plan. Takes those worlds and merge them into one. Our realm, The World Seven."

    "Hard to believe something this small was so powerful." Said Drake. "But what is this blessing anyway?

    "When the World Seven was formed, a council of their leaders was created to guide their followers in coexistence. Astaroth, Neptune, Titania, Camilla, Curupira and Izanagi. The Six Great Immortals. And each of them had a Great Sprite, who were the highest sprites in their worlds and had their Blessing confered to each of them."

    "So if we think logically, this Agni was Astaroth's Sprite?" Said Johnnathan. "Because I am no Demon."

    "Yeah. That's like my kind of deal." Said Drake.

    "As long as you have a soul, it doesn't matter." Said Agni. "But when the war broke out, Astaroth kind of had to get rid of me and my companions as well. I guess in the middle of all that, Ra had to hid me away. Figures."

    "So, in all of those keys there is a Great Sprite like you?"

    "Naturally."

    "And this Blessing...What does it do?"

    "How should I put this...Sprites works by fixing issues them find in the enviroment. And a Great Sprite works on living individuals like you. So I am like your best pal. If there is something wrong with you, I tell. And if you need a little push from there to there, I'll be there. Just don't depend on me so much. There is little I can do on a mortal."

    "One last thing. Was there anything on me that made this blessing possible?"

    "You have some sort of compatibility. It's just a quirk you are born and there is nothing you can do about it. But I can tell...It had to be a Bold and Courageous soul to make it possible."

    "And you are okay with that?"

    "After Astaroth, I'll even take the bacon. SO let's get along, partner."

  9. #29

    Default Re: Hybrid- Reboot Version.

    Chapter 20: Land of the Wild.

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    Back at the fortress Raven took over, he organized a party on the rooftop where he built a swimming pool under the full moon. Around the pool, the Rogues were partying with Chill wearing purple shades operating a DJ machine. In the middle of the pool, Raven was on a floating chair wearing sunglasses drinking a green coloured drink while Evening and Moonlight were on swimsuits playing in the water with a beach ball.

    "Raven." Blanc appeared next to Raven from underwater wearing a scuba mask. "We have a problem."

    "Interesting. Tell me more."

    "Look!" Blanc pointed at Noir relaxing on a beach chair surrounded by Rogue women offering him various cups of blood and fruits, while he still seemed to be pretty stoic about it. "Our brother is being bothered."

    "...He seems fine to me."

    "You think a guy like him would be fine with lower-classes surrounding him?"

    "First of all, no. He wouldn't let petty things like this bother him. And second, aren't you originally a lower-class as well?"

    "T-That's beyond the point, it just-"

    "Blanc, we all can see you are jealous of his popularity. Just enjoy the moment like the rest of us."

    "...Fine, then." Blanc out his mask on and slowly descends underwater with a bummed expression.

    Later on, Raven notices a flying object passing.

    "A falcon? At night-time? Weird."

    Then a snake falls from the sky and lands next to Raven. Moonlight and Evening notices it, but simply ignores later.

    "Ah! Finally arrived." Said the snake.

    "...Kaio? Is that you?"

    "Ah! Raven, I told you. Don't say my name so casually."

    "Is that a rule? Because I don't care. Besides, sooner or later, titles of monarcy will not be relevant. So get used to it...Pharaoh."

    "Well, if you say so."

    "What's up with this form anyway."

    "I kinda got out of power and had to covert into a weaker form to survive."

    "Did something happened? Because I can tell you don't have the key."

    "Yeah, my bad. Someone kinda robbed from me."

    "Was it a Hybrid with a red jacket?"

    "...Yeah. It was."

    Evening heard the conversation, but pretended to not ans kept playing with Moonlight.

    "Well, that's a bummer. But it wasn't unexpected"

    "What do we do now?"

    "We follow Plan B. And honestly, I kinda wanted to try Plan B. Chill, come here!"

    Chill warps next to Raven.

    "Yes?"

    "Please get ready to go to Wildland."

    "Oh...Ooooooh! So we starting! Kehe....Keeeehehehehehe!"

    "And Eve."

    "Yes, Raven?"

    "Be ready to go to Izumo soon, okay?"

    "Wait, Raven." Said Moonlight. "Should we send someone with her? I can go."

    "I need to see what she can do alone. Besides, she will just observe. Do you copy, Eve."

    "Understood." She replies with a smile on her face.

    "Your sister is adorable." Raven picks Kaio and toss him out of the pool.

    In the next morning, Johnnathan and Drake returned to the hideout with the rest of the crew. Inside the villa, Aladdin appeared with a book and put on top of a table with the rest fo the crew around.

    "Alright. One key and five to go. Took us like what, a decade? Feels like surreal" Said Aladdin. "Anyway, I managed to cover of a few characters in this book, but it doesn't seems to make sense. So I've been thinking that maybe our new friend could help it. Johnnathan?"

    "Oh. Alright. Agni, can you pass here?" A red glowing orb came out of Johnnathan and Agni appears.

    "How many times should I repeat myself? Address me as Great Fire Sprite, Agni!"

    "Or else what? You gonna like throw a sun into me or something?" Said Aladdin.

    "Urgh. The vampires were such a wannabe bigshots, but you Hybrids were always the most cocky bastards. Lucky for you, I am interested in those keys as well, so be pleased for having my assistance. Now let's see here..." Agni starts to check the book's content. "Yeah. I know this secret code trick from anywhere. This book was written by Camilla."

    "The One Vampire Queen and Great Immortal of Darkness?"

    "How in the bloody hell did you get that, Howitz?" Said Drake.

    "I told you, it was just leaning around. How would I know a Great Immortal had that?"

    "Oh boy. There is some tampering from Titania here as well. Whatever is this, it wasn't meant to a everyone."

    "Get to the point already, fireball."

    "Fine, fine...Welp. I found them all."

    "Woah! Amazing!" Vanilla was astonished.

    "It wasn't big of a deal. Just a bunch of riddles there and there, but nothing hard to figure out."

    "What can you tell us?" Asked Johnnathan.

    "The Beast Key is in Wildlands and the Spirit Key is in Tsukuyomi."

    "But what about Ocean and Darkness?" Asked Florencia.

    "No can do. It appears there are some extra layers of magic seals on the following pages. If that is a joke, it's not a very good one."

    "Wait a minute? Aren't we forgetting Forest?" Asked West.

    "Oh? Oh! Yeah, that. It's better if I tell you later. I mean, we aren't gonna go after even two of them at the same time, right? And besides, the fairy over there probably knows."

    "I-I don't know what you are talkning about, hahaha..."

    "Flor...Is there something you wanna NOT tell us?" Johnnathan was staring deeply at Florencia.

    "N-No! It's just that-"

    "Hey Cap'n. Give her a break." Said West. "If she can't tell us it's because she has a good reason to do it."

    "Well, I don't like when they hide from me." Said it Aladdin. "Specially when it's obvious."

    "For once, I agree with you." Said Agni.

    "You know Al, last time I checked, she was MY First-Mate. And she isn't on your crew."

    "He has a point." Said Drake.

    "He is till under our flag." Said Aladdin.

    "That's beyond the point. If I can't be responible for her actions then there is no point of me being a captain." Johnnathan stand against Aladdin.

    "Give it a break Al. Learning how to take care of other's mistakes was part of the reason we let him command a ship. Have faith on the kid." Said Drake.

    "...Fine. But don't go blame me when he returns one day with a dagger on his back."

    "I had a dagger in my back once."

    "It was a metaphor, dumbass."

    "What happened?" Asked Florencia.

    "Women." Replied Johnnathan.

    "This is all cute and all, but do you folks have any ideas? Or we should we just look at every corner in Wildland?"

    "I think we might have a clue." Aladdin showed some sort of flier. "Shadewing brought me this earlier. Do you folks know about The Wild Pit?"

    "The gladiator arena in the Wasteland Area of Wildlands." Said Johnnthan. "Also know as the easiest place to lose a limb. What about it?"

    "I had some doubts, but...My hunches are always right." He showed the flier and there was the drawing of a trophy with what seems to be a key on the top of it. "Seems like you are paying that place a visit after all, Johnny."

  10. #30

    Default Re: Hybrid- Reboot Version.

    Extra Chapter 2: Hunter and Warrior.
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    Through a dark forest, a cloaked man passed riding a Dodiche, climbing through mountainous range and arriving on top of a cliff where he could see Gali from afar.

    "Alright then." He drops of the Dodiche and removes his cloak revealing it to be Alex Highlander. "It's just me now, feathered friend."

    "Wait just a minute." A man wearing a tank top and carrying a huge luggage on his back appears. "You aren't planning on going down there alone, aren't you?"

    "You are that doctor from the army, right? What are you doing here?"

    "They asked me to check you out. See if you are doing your job properly."

    "You came all this way for that? Well then. As you can see I'm doing it fine."

    "Then stay here. Your mission was to be a scout, so no need to engage a frontal assault, yet."

    "They did say that, yes. But a good scout would infiltrate the enemy territory, right? So no can do here."

    "There might be Higher Vampires in there, even the Red Swords and you know that. Are you nuts?"

    "You're the doc here. What are your diagnosis?"

    "Don't you have a single care for your life?"

    "I don't think I would be here if I had. Maybe I am nuts after all. Risking everything for people I don't even know. Do you get that?"

    "...Know what? Fine. You choose what to do with your life. I really do hate weirdos like you."

    "I get that a lot. By the way, what are you called again?"

    "Cornellius."

    "Well then, Cornellius, would you gladly return this fella back to the Dodiche Squad? I do not need it anymore."

    "Very well, but as a request...Try not to die. It will be bad for me."

    "I do not want that either, but there is a first time for everything."

    At Gali later that day after the dusk, Ruby was seen sitting on the ledge of the top of a building. When the night arrived, the full moon revealed itself and she removed her hood, showing her snow white skin and long red hair.

    "Aaah. Nothing like the bath of the moon right before war." She gazes at a distance towards the mountains with nothing seems to be on sight. "It seems the cavalary is coming. Judging by the sounds of the gallops them outnumbers us, but nothing different to what we faced. It's almost they are understimating us. Something is going on here."

    Suddenly she hears something coming from the mountains in the north.

    "Oh? That was unusual. Did something...or someone just arrived?"

    She then gazes at the moon.

    "This is becoming too troublesome. Sigh. I wish I had children...Mercedes!"

    She calls upon another vampire from the red swords. A woman dressed like her but with smaller strature and a black hair tied with twin tails.

    "What's it, Scarley?" Asked Mercedes.

    "Stop calling me that."

    "Sorry. Can't call you Red."

    "Urgh. Whatever. Look, I sensed a disturbance in the north. Could you stay on guard while I check it? There is a cavalary coming over."

    "Really? If you say so."

    "Just get ready to be in position. I'll be right back."

    "Do you want to me to save ten or twenty for you?"

    "Nah. Just get rid of most of them as possible. I just wanna go back homa and chill."

    "Jeez. You of all people is turning into a slacker?"

    "Stick around for another century and you see things another way. See ya!"

    At the north of the city, Alex just passed a crushed gate that he just wrecked.

    "...Weird. Someone should have appeared right now." He then stopped and looked around. "I don't feel death running through my skin at any direction. I do not like this."

    Suddenly, Ruby appeared leaping from above far in front of him.

    "Okay. Now I am in my comfort zone."

    "A red coat...and a bloody red scythe. If you are who I think you are, then you might be the most interesting thing I've seen in decades."

    "Going straight to the point, huh? Well, judging by your attire, you are one of the Ebony Knight's Swords. I take she is currently around?"

    "She might be at Roche at this point. Only a fraction of our numbers remains here."

    "I see. I guess I cama at a right time then."

    "Oh? And why is that?" In an instant, Ruby standed right in front of him and looked straight at him. "Looking closely you don't look that tough. I was expecting to the Red Demon to be a intimidating giant or something."

    "...And I was expecting to a Red Sword to NOT to look so delicate."

    "What?!"

    Ruby gets triggered and thrust her rapier at Alex that reacts by blocking it with the scythe's blade, but he gets launched away off the city from the gate he passed and hits an old oak tree.

    "Ooof! Huh. I expected to hit a spot, but not this kind of reaction"

    "Aaaaaaaah!" Ruby appears from a flock of bats and cuts of a whole tree with a swing of her rapier trying to slice Alex who dodged in time. Just after, Alex swung his scythe upwards and sliced a whole rock by trying to attack Ruby. "A poweful move, but not efficient if you-"

    Alex starts attacking with several swings that moves quickly as if the scythe had no weight at all, pushing Ruby back and then managing to cut her shoulders. And just after that, Ruby delivers a piercing attack on Alex's face, grazing through the cheek.

    "Urgh. Nice reaction."

    "Don't talk to me as if you are my instructor or something!" Her rapier then charges with a mysterious red aura. "Red Spiral!"

    She shoots a spiral red beam from her rapier that went straight at Alex, but he deflects to the top of a hill, making it a small tunnel through.

    "This one...is pretty good." Both of them thought of the same thing as a fierce battle started between them. The time went on and on, when a whole section of the forest they were became an are devoid of any sort of vegatation as if a wildfire consumed the place. Both of them were very tired.

    "Huff...Huff..W-What's this? How can a human...be this strong?" Said Ruby panting.

    "Huff...Huff...So this is a Red Sword, huh? I guess I really dodged a bullet in coming across only you. I am already regretting this job."

    "For only one man to have brought me of all vampires this far is such an humiliation."

    "Does this means...You are like the bigshot of the bigshots around? Because I would be very glad to not be struggling against someone who just a high class minion."

    "S-Shut up! I am more than a-"

    Then from out of nowhere a giant light explosion appeared next to them. It was Gali who looked like to have been swallowed by a thunder.

    "Huh?! What...What is this?!" Alex was in terror.

    "Oh my night...How long have we've been here?"

    "Come to think of it...The soldiers might have arrived at this point...Did something happened?"

    "You don't know what is going on?"

    "Beats me. I usually don't ask for those kind of details."

    "Oh no...Mercedes!" She runs far to the city when the thunder dome disappeared in despair.

    "....Huh. That's it?"

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    Default Re: Hybrid- Reboot Version.

    Extra Chapter 2-2: Hunter and Warrior part 2.

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    Far away from Gali, two Blitzreignian officers looked at Gali after the thunder that covered the city. One of them looking from a binocular, looking terrified at the situation.

    "...Was that all, Captain Hant?" Said the officer in lookout.

    "It was."

    "I wasn't told of this level of magnitude."

    "Experiments exists so we can learn of our potential, Major."

    "If there was hostages in there...I don't think there might be many survivors."

    "By the look of it, there was certainly no one left."

    "Shouldn't have you predicted something like this, Captain?"

    "There weren't any Blitzreignian civilians in there. Ceranze does not need to know the details."

    "We are all on this together. We can't hide this from our allies!"

    "So you think of telling what transpired here."

    "I'm afraid so."

    "....Very well."

    Haunt vanishes and apppears behind the Major where he bites him in the neck.

    "Aaaah! Captain...You are...a..." The Major dies by getting his blood sucked. Hant removes his cap revealing to be Specter.

    "Having fun..."Captain"?...Hehehehehehe!" Corvus appears laying on a tree nearby.

    "I do not my experiments for fun. I do for progress."

    "Wow. Just...Wow. Do you even smile? Anyway, what was that lightshow anyway?"

    "Unfortunately, this was a failure. Back to square one once again."

    "Huuuuh...Haven't you been doing this for quite a while?"

    "We are immortals, Corvus. What's a few decades compared to infinite centuries ahead of our never-ending life."

    "You are the very model of patience. By the way, what went wrong with your experiment?"

    "It's making it too hard to mantain it focus. I need it to make sure it behaves more like...human."

    "I didn't get shit, but...Didn't some of our own were caught there in the middle."

    "They are vampires. Who gives a damn?"

    "...Yeah, why should I give a damn?" Corvus then looks at Gali and thinks. "I don't think Ruby is in there."

    Meanwhile at the city, Ruby was running into the city looking around at the havoc it was caused.

    "Not a single survivor? I can't sense anyone around....Ah!"

    She spots someone slowly approaching. It was Mercedes who had the body burned and missing an arm, limping and crying.

    "Mercedes!"

    "Scarley...Cough!"

    Mercedes starts to fall, but Ruby manages to caught her in time.

    "Mercedes! Stay with me! What happened?!"

    "They...They appeared as you said it, but...They brought some weird weapon..."

    "What kind of weapon?"

    "Something I never seen it before...Ruby, I....I am not feeling well."

    "Don't worry. I'll take you out here and give it my blood and-" Before Ruby could react, Mercedes pushed her away and a lightning bolt appeared from behind and pierced Mercedes' chest.

    "Scar...ley...." She dies and turns into ashes.

    "Mercedes!"

    A walking armor missing an arm that emmited sparks started to walk towards her. It's entire body was a mechanical.

    "What's that machine? Is it what killed Mecedes? If so, I'll avenge her!" The machine starts emmiting a spark from the helmet and shots a lightning bolt at Ruby. She dodges and shoots a Red Spiral at the head piercing it. "How do you like that, you piece of junkyard?!"

    The machine starts malfunctioning and wents on rampage shooting lightning bolts all over the place. Ruby tries to get away, but trips over a rock.

    "Argh! Why did this happen?!"

    The machine shoots another lightning, but a red scyte flies towards it and pierces the head, making it fall to it's back.

    "Huh?" Ruby looks behind her and seen Alex who had tossed his scythe. "Why did you saved me?"

    "Actually I just wanted to kill it because it scared me." Then the machine started to tremble and a red light started to pulse from inside. "...Do you feel something really bad is going to happen?"

    "...Yes, actually."

    The machine explodes into a giant lightning pillar that covers the whole area.

  12. #32

    Default Re: Hybrid- Reboot Version.

    Chapter 21: Black Lady.

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    On a wasteland filled with barren vegetations and cliffs, a wagon being pulled by Dodiches past by the wilderness. The wagon stops nearby a massive fort, old-looking but still sturdy.

    "This is as far as I go. I don't know what you folks wants with this place, but good luck fellas." Said the wagoner as Johnnathan and his crew alongside Nikolai drops off the wagon as the carriage leaves.

    "Well there we are, kid." Said Nikolai. "The Champion's Dome."

    "It's...pretty big."

    Johnnathan and the rest are on Wildlands. A large mass of land southeast from the Steel Continent. One of the few places where the wildlife still rules over civilization. Here, there is no official government. Instead, all of it is ruled by the Council of Guilds, groups who offers various services like Hunting, Scouting and in a particular place, Slavery. And no matter how much they grow, Nature is still far away to be surpassed.

    The particular place where Johnnathan arrived is a citadel that is famous to have a pit arena that gathers vicious fighters who wither seeks glory and fame or are there against their will as slaves.

    One week ago, before Johnnathan had arrived it, he and the rest of his and his brother's crew were enjoying themselves at Snake's Eye while him, Drake and Aladdin were talking to Chemira.

    "The Champion's Dome, you say? Never thought you lot cared about that place."

    "And we don't, Chemira." Said Drake. "But any lead to a key is worthy checking it."

    "You and your fantasies. So what do you want from me?"

    "Any sort of information. After all your network is quite handful."

    "That's the closest to teasing you ever gave it to me, you know that Drake? Oh well. I do know a chunk of things about that place. Like, the next tournament is next week and all that."

    "It's enough time to prepare." Said Aladdin.

    "Well, getting in isn't easy at this time of the championship. But I do heard rumour about a certain patron around. A very beautiful lady."

    "....That's it for a description?" Said Johnnathan.

    "They said it was very easy to spot her. But she is rarely seen it. You'll figure out."

    "And what about the Tournament? Anyone to look after."

    "There is this Undefeated Champion that became quite talk of the show. They call him the Lagomoth King."

    "A Lagomoth. Should've figured out. But Drake and me are two so we can pull something out."

    "You're going this alone as well." Said Aladdin.

    "What the bloody hell?! What's the problem now?!"

    "You made me upset about that thing with your fairy."

    "Only that?"

    "Also you need training. This is a good opportunity."

    "Do I need? You heard about what I did in Ra, didn't you?"

    "You had luck, that's what. And you can't rely on that. Listen, what happpened there is what is know as Desperation. It's when a Hybrid's Dark Magic suddenly gets rise when he is in peril. You can't rely on that forever, because you after your body got considerably weaker, remember."

    "Now that you mention, I did feel that air was bit heavy on me."

    "I had that happen to me as well." Said Drake. "I thought it was just fatigue, but it did feel I done more than I am allowed to."

    "Besides, me and Drake will be busy on Izumo." Said Aladdin.

    "You two are going after the Spirit Key?"

    "Yup. I mean, Izumo is like in the other corner of the world." Said Drake. "It's better to save supplies by doing less travels as possible."

    "Makes sense."

    "But we'll have Nikolai to hang around with you. You know, in case something happens."

    "I'll show you, old man."

    Back to present days, Johnnathan and the gang approached the gates and looked upon it's sheer size.

    "So, we just push this door and enter like that?" Asked Edward.

    "It is a free zone, so as long you didn't done anything bad to them in the past, you are free to go." Said Nikolai.

    Johnnathan then knocked the gate. A peeking hole opened and a pair of eyes saw them.

    "Uuuh...Hi?"

    A little while later, the gate opened and they were given entrance to an crowded open market.

    "Woah. Lot's of people here." Said Edward.

    "Yeah, but not make too much contact. Most of them are pretty shady." Said Nikolai.

    "So any idea where is this "Patron"? Asked Florencia. "We don't even know how does she look like?"

    "We have no choice. The only option is looking around and spot a very unusual woman that-"

    "Yooohooo! Hey, handsome!" Johnnathan heard someone calling him. It was a elegant-looking silver-haired woman with purple lipsticks, wearing a sleeveless long black dress and a stylish dark hat. She was waving at him from a table next to a tavern, drinking a chalice of wine.

    "...That's certainly our woman." Said West.

    "Aaaand what should we do now?" Asked Edward.

    "Let me handle this alone. I mean, I guess she is calling me."

    "It's certainly not Edward." Said Nikolai.

    "What does that mean, furball?!"

    "Welp. I'm going there." Johnnathan heads off to the woman.

    "Good luck out there, Tiger." Said Nikolai.

    "Well, hello there." Said the woman. "Please, take a seat."

    Johnnathan does what she asks. "I don't know who you are, but you are quite bold on asking a stranger to share a table."

    "I know the situation is a bit awkward, but believe me that I'm part of the house here. But enough about me. What is a fine piece art of a man like you doing here?"

    "Uuuuh...Excuse me? That was..Hehe. Kind out of nowhere."

    "I am just commenting that instead of wasting your time here, you should be at a more exotic place enjoying the company of a refined lady like myself."

    Johnnathan starts to sweat and his face gets red. "....Excuse me a moment." He quickly walks back at his gang. "Okay, listen up people. She said some very-"

    "I know. Something about exotic places and comapany with refined ladies, right?" Said West.

    "Huh? How did you-"

    "Werewolf."

    "Oh. Right. Anyway, should a woman reaaaaally say those sort of stuff at first glance?"

    "Not if she is a bitch. Hmpf!" Complained Vanilla.

    "And another thing. Am I really that big of a deal?"

    "Johnny, you have vampire genes." Said Florencia. "Of course you would get some of their beauty traits."

    "Okay, makes sense. I'm going back." Johnnathan returned to the woman. "Alright, I'm back. So how about we proper introduce ourselves before we talk about particular issues. I'm Johnnathan."

    "Teresa." She gives the back of her hand to him.

    "Oh. Okay, then." Johnnathan kisses her hand. "Sooo...I'll go straight to the point. I heard about a certain woman that happens to be a Patron around here or something and I suspect it might be you...So it's you?"

    "Fortunately for you, your hunch was correct. Do you have any interest in arena matches?"

    "Personally, not. But for this one in particular, I need to take a shot."

    "Well, I suposse I can help." She picks an skull-shaped emblem and shows it to Johnnathan. "This is my calling card. Show to them and they'll listen to you.

    "That's great, but...There is a catch, right?"

    "I see you are smart just as you are handsome. You see, if you are gonna participate in the tournament, you are also gonna be part of the bets. So I am betting a a load of Diamond Pieces on you."

    "...Why?"

    "So that if you lose the fight, you'll be owning me 4000 Diamond Pieces."

    "Bloody hell! Lady, please there is no need for-"

    "Don't understimate me, Red Beast."

    "Huh?"

    "I know about you. And I know about your brother, The Black Demon. Also, I know where is your pretty hideout. I'm sure Blitzreign or Drakland would love to know where it is."

    "Aaaaah....Teresa, dear. You are actaully getting me a little tense."

    "But if you win, everything is alright. Also, I have an alternative for the worst case scenario." She gets her mouth close to his ear. "Spend the night at my place." She then gives him a gentle kiss on the cheek.

    "...I guess, it's fair."

    "Well, it's settled." She passes over the emblem by throwing up to the sky with her thumb like a coin and Johnnathan picks up by averting his eyes upward to catch it.

    "Woah. You surprised me there-" Johnnathan gets surprised that Teresa was nowhere to be seen. As if she disappeared on thin air. ".....Huh."

    He returns to his gang with his face full of anxiety.

    "Hey there, lad. How was it?" Asked Nikolai. "We couldn't see very well because of the crowd, but did you get somewhere?"

    "Oh! Yeah. I mean...All I got was a free pass to the tournament. That's all."

    "Yeah, that's all. For now, anyway. Hehehehe." Said West.

    "Huh? Is there something you are hiding, Johnny?" Asked Florencia.

    "Nope! Not at all! Let's just go to this Arena place and just focus on the key, that's what it matters. Shall we?"

    Johnnathan awkwardly advances to the arena.

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    Default Re: Hybrid- Reboot Version.

    Chapter 22: Pit Fighters.

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    Johnnathan and the others were on their way to the arena as they passed through the citadel. Soon they arrive at their destination. A coliseum located at the center of the dome.

    "Easier to find than a pyramid under the desert." Said Johnnathan.

    "Hmm? This odd." Commented Edward. "There is...a thing in front of the door."

    In front of the main gate there was a red gorilla wearing a gladiator helmet and a shoulder armor.

    "That's a Red Kong." Said Florencia. "A species of primate that lives around the Wasteland Area. Their species were hunted so much that they started to behave like humans and turned into some sort of a Warrior Tribe."

    "But it's still just an animal, right?" Asked Edward.

    "If I couldn't talk, you would call me an animal?" Said West.

    "Yeah, Edward. You should judge it more properly-Eeeeek!" Vanilla quickly hided behind Edward when a Hyena passed through minding his own bussiness.

    "You were saying?"

    "S-Shut up! It was a traumatic event for both of us."

    "I did heard about a Hyena incident in Ra. Did you took care of it?" Asked Nikolai.

    "Actually, it was West, but I managed really well if I say so myself."

    "You had a lot of luck, that's what."

    "Huh? Why do you say that? You weren't there to see!"

    "I know that, because the Hyena was male, right?"

    "Yeah? So what?"

    "Female Hyenas are bigger and stronger than Male Hyenas. In fact, Hyenas most of the time walks in packs with a Female as a leader followed by Males." Said Florencia.

    "In other words, the one that you managed really well was a bitch." Said Nikolai.

    "I guess I am a bit too much lucky for my own sake." Said Edward.

    Johnnathan stand in front of the Kong and showed up the emblem. The Kong stared at the emblem and smelled Johnnathan. Then he opened the gate and moved out of the way.

    "...Can my friends come as well?"

    The Kong replied with a thumbs up.

    "Thanks!"

    After passing through some hallways and following directions appointed to contenders, they stumble across a topless man with two shoulder pads covered in scars standing with his arms crossed laying his back on the wall. He had his face hidden bu a helmet, only showing a tied black. They pass the man without any interference.

    "...Hey, cap'n." Said West.

    "I know...That guy is dangerous." Said Johnnathan.

    Soon they arrive at a door in the end of the hallway.

    "Well, that's a road end. Let's enter."

    They arrive at a fancy-looking room with a big desk and a rotating chair turned to the other side.

    "Oh. A contender?" Said a man hidden by the chair. "I wasn't expecting someone at this time of the hour, so if you may..."

    The man turns to them. It was a man with shades and hair in dreadlocks. "...Hold on. West? Is that you?"

    "..Kane." West stared at Kane with hostility.

    "Hold on. You two know each other?" Asked Florencia.

    "Yeah. We were on a gang back in Damaon. So this is where you ended off, you flea-ridden son of a bitch."

    "Well, well. It seems the puppy finally grow up fangs. Well, MORE fangs." Said Kane.

    "I think we need more details here." Said Edward.

    "You didn't tell'em, West? What are them? Friends? Associates? Do you wanna have me share our story?"

    "Not necessary. You see guys, back in Damaon, I used to walk in a pack of Werewolves called Crescent Moon. We used to assault other gangs and thieves, because not only they were easy target, no one would care about it, but one day he simply vanished."

    "What happened?" Asked Vanilla.

    "He simply vanished out of nowhere with everything. As if everything about him was a lie. It was so sudden of a change that we had no choice but for disband. We were too young to act without him."

    "...I find you less cool than before now." Said Edward.

    "Not now, Eddie." Said Florencia.

    "Hey, no hard feelings. I mean, no one got hurt, right?" Said Kane.

    "...I heard Aradele died by being shot 40 times in every direction." Said West.

    " Aradele? Bummer. That was rough."

    "Well, enough of the past." Johnnathan showed Kane the emblem.

    "Oh. Interesting. It's the first time I seen that woman send me someone."

    "So how do I do to enter?"

    "Usually we do a preliminary match to the 11 spots in the tournament, but unfortunately 2 of them...Well, it were no contests. I guess that explains why she sent you. To make things more interesting. Besides the more Hybrids the merrier."

    Kane hands over a list with 9 names signed with two lines in blank. "That's just formalities. You know, for remembering who came and left."

    "Whatever." Johnnathan signed his name. "So, are we done?"

    "You know...There is one spot left. And you guys are six."

    "Oh! So one of us can join?" Asked Edward. "How about you Florencia? After all you are his right-hand."

    "Nonsense. My abilities aren't suited for this kind of thing." Said Florencia.

    "Count me out. I'm a researcher, not a fighter." Said Nikolai.

    "Well...If Johnnathan wishes, maybe I-"

    "Done." Said West who just signed his name.

    "What the? West! You can't just do that without discussing with everyone!" Said Edward.

    "Everyone didn't seemed toomuch into it, so I went ahead."

    "...Good one, Terry."

    "Now that's a surprise." Said Kane. "You learned how to read and write?"

    "Yeah. I had someone who could teach me anything other than hurt people."

    "Ah come on, puppy. I didn't taught you anything you already couldn't do."

    "So that's makes it even worse."

    "That aside what are you folks even doing here. The Tournament begins in 2 hours. Better get ready, you two."

    "Fine we are on our way."

    "One more thing, Kane." Said Johnnathan. "Just earlier you said "The more, the merrier about me being a Hybrid." Is there others besides me then?"

    "Yup. 3 of them, actually."

    "Three other Hybrids besides Johnny? This might be tough." Said Edward.

    "Buuuut...I would be more aware of the current champion if I were you."

    "Thanks for the concern." Said Johnnathan as they leaves the room. Outside, they meet the gladiator they found on the way earlier.

    "So it's two of you, huh?"

    "Yeah." Replied Johnnathan.

    "...You two follow me. The rest go find their to the audience."

    "No objections, right guys?"

    They nodded to Johnnathan in agreement as him and West went to another destination.

    "So...you were illiterate." Asked Johnnathan.

    "Yeah. Is that strange?" Replied West.

    "No. But who did taught you?"

    "Florencia."

    "Should've know. I guess that explains why you two were so close. Say, what do you think about her?"

    "I profoundly respect her and admire her overall qualities."

    "Wow. Do you love her or something?"

    "Yes. I do love her or something."

    "Woah! Dude! Easy! You can't just casually say that out loud. Does she know?"

    "Of course not."

    "Well, I think it's time to just open to her? Like you just did it?"

    "Heh. Because you sure know about this kind of stuff, huh?"

    "Ouch! That was uncalled for."

    "Ahem. Now that you two stopped talk like a pair of losers, would you please enter here?" The gladiator showed the door to a waiting room. "The participants are kept in two separated rooms. You two wait here."

    He leaves them without saying anything else.

    "So we have to stay inside for two whole hours? I hope the reception is good." Said Johnnathan as he entered with West.

    The two of them arrives in a extensive living room with a large table containing a lots of food and wine.

    "Bloody hell! There is enough food to feed a battalion here."

    "Yeah, but not take it too much, cap'n. You don't wanna have a stomachache during the fight. Plus, all this is brought with dirty money."

    "Aren't we dirty people, anyway?"

    "Fair point."

    "Oh? There is already people here?" A woman with long black hair wearing simple clothes wielding a pair of gauntlets and a sword behind her waist appears. "Weird. I don't remember you two on a preliminary."

    "We just arrived today. They had 2 spots left and we could participate." Said Johnnathan.

    "For real? I guess that's fine, but...Oh!" She stares at Johnnathan close to his face. "You...are a Hybrid!"

    "Y-Yeah. So?"

    "Neat! Me too!" She reveals her left eye that was covered by her hair and it was crimsom red.

    "I heard about you from Kane."

    "I guess that's the reason you are here. So where are you from?"

    "I'm from Mians."

    "I see. And what about your friend?"

    "He's West. He's a Werewolf from Drakland."

    "A Werewolf?! As in those people that can go all "Woof! Woof!" and stuff."

    "Wolves don't bark, dumbass." Said West in a bad mood eating a piece of ham.

    "Could it be you never saw a Werewolf before?"

    "Actually, yes. You see...I'm actually a slave here."

    "For real? Did they kidnapped you or something?"

    "More or less. My mother shipped me here."

    "...Wow. Mother of the year." Said West.

    "Stop it, West. Anyway, I'm kind of sorry."

    "That's okay. It's in the past."

    Johnnathan then starts eating a piece of cheese. "So. What are those preliminaries?"

    "Basically a selection. 100 fighters enters on the stage and last one standing gets to enter the Tournament."

    "So you must be pretty good, huh?"

    "We are Hybrids. Nothing out of unusual here." She picks a bread and eats.

    "Uuuuh...Excuse me?" Entered a young man with a red spiked hair with a rapier on his hilt. "The scary dude said for me to coming here."

    "Oh! I remember you!" Said Schneider. "You were that lad that passed the preliminaries as well!"

    Johnnathan takes a closer look at the newcomer and notices his left eye was also red. "Another Hybrid, huh?"

    "Oh! Two others. I barely get able to see one. I'm Dafadel. Nice to meet you." He then looks at West eating a slice of pizza. "And you are?"

    "West Terry. I'm a Werewolf."

    "A Werewolf? That goes all fuzzy and sharp fangs?"

    "....Yeah. That's accurate, I guess."

    "Just relax and take your time. I'm Schneider."

    "And I'm Johnnathan."

    "Well, I like the reception. I thought people here would be more...hostile." He then picks slice of cherry pie.

    "So were are you from, Dafadel?" Asked Schneider.

    "I'm from the Sub-Artic Federation."

    "Bloody hell, you came a long way." Said Johnnathan. "I'm from all the way in Blitzreign, but I do trave a lot. What brings you here anyway?"

    "Oh? I want the money."

    "So you are greedy scumbag then."

    "N-No! It just that I want to use to money because I wanna move it away from there. I mean, there is nothing wrong in there, but it's for my cousin."

    "You live with your cousin?" Asked Schneider.

    "Y-Yeah? We do not have any other relative so we look after each other."

    "Speaking of family, is there a vampire among your parents?"

    "My mother was a Vampire. But she died long ago." Said Johnnathan.

    "My mother was a Hybrid. She was from Drakland."

    "Well, my father was a Vampire. He also died."

    "Was it because of that Raven thing?"

    "No. It was suicide."

    "Damn girl! You are saying one dark thing after another." Said West. "Is that like a Hybrid thing?"

    "It's normal to vampires to kill themselves after having a Hybrid child. They rather feel the pain of losing their lives than the pain of losing their loved ones. Wasn't the same with you, Johnnathan?"

    "Nope. She got killed."

    "Oh...So that's the feeling I've been giving it."

    Then a man wearing robes with long sleeves and a bird-like helmet arrives. "........" Schneider gets silent when she gazes at him.

    "Schneider?" Said Dafadel.

    "...Try to not get too close to him." Said Schneider. "I don't know much about him, but...All I can say is that he is called Hian and he is also a Hybrid."

    The mysterious figure goes at a counch in the room and sits on it.

    "...There is a sinister air around him." Said Johnnathan.

    "Aside form the champion, I would say he is the one who you should be looking for the most." Said Schneider.

    Meanwhile on another similar room, there was a hooded young man and an large anthropomorphic goat doing push-ups while handstanding in one hand. The was a Capraex, a type of demihuman.

    "Listen up, boy." Said the Caprex while still on his exercise. "The soul of a warrior is composed 50 percent guts, 20 percent skills, 20 percent wits and 20 percent willpower! Never forget that!"

    "...That's 110 percent."

    "Limits doesn't matter!"

    The door of the room opened and someone arrived. It was Hildr wearing an attire similar to Schneider with a helmet covering her upper face.

    "Oh! It's you general-" Hildr quickly shutted the boy's mouth.

    "What the heck, Petit?!" Murmured Hildr. "Do you wanna blow my cover or something?!"

    "S-Sorry."

    "Tch! If knew you had so much inexperience in the field, I wouldn't two damn about being the top of your class."

    "To be fair, this is the first time I had a mission like this."

    "If I remember correctly, you had the right to see this mission's content before accepting."

    "No! That's a Vanilla thing to do."

    "I don't know what that means. And I don't care." She then looks at the Capraex still minding his own bussiness."...Come with me."

    She drags Petit to the food table and picks a cup of tea while he picks an apple.

    "What gives uh...Gudrid?" Asked Petit.

    "So you remember my alias. Good. So what do you know about the Capraex."

    "His name id Rolf. He is a veteran in this place. Besides him there is Gladius, a former slave and a Hybrid slave that is on her first time in this tournament."

    "I heard that several high qualitt warriors were born here. Blitzreign could use a couple of them."

    "This place is kind of without it's jurisdiction."

    "I know. In fact, this sort of places kinda disgusts me. But we do have a clue about what Raven's goals are."

    "What exactly did you heard in Izumo?"

    "That's out of your bussiness."

    Back at the other room, Johnnathan and West were looking at Schneider and Dafadel talking to each other, with Schneider pestering Dafadel about his home.

    "So...What do you think about those two?" Asked West.

    "Judging by their posture...They are certainly both Warriors."

    "And what about the other guy there." He averts his looks to Hian.

    "...He is being reserved. If I have to guess, he is a Defiant, like me."

    "How can you tell?"

    "Warriors and Warlocks tends to be simple and humble people. Defiants are...pretty exotic."

    "I don't find you exotic."

    "Sometimes you have to see they in action. But you know...I do feel there is something in this arena that is lurking in the shadows."

    Meanwhile at the audience, the spectators were taking their seats. A tall figure walks all covered in a black cloack. He spots a seat that was next to Edward and gives a sinister grin.

    "Keeeehehehehehe....."

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    Default Re: Hybrid- Reboot Version.

    Chapter 23: Fudgeball.

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    "So...You taught West how to read?" Asked Edward to Florencia while he was eating a bag of potato chips.

    "Precisely."

    "And you done that in a week?"

    "Exactly."

    "I wouldn't expect that." Said Vanilla. "He knows basic wind magic, right? You couldn't know that unless you read in a book or attend a class."

    "Yeah, I asked that to him once. You know about the Magic Research Center at Drakland correct? One time he spied inside and saw some people practing and managed to get the touch just by looking at it."

    "Only by looking at it?!"

    "Isn't it that surprising?" Said Nikolai drinking cola. "Werewolves are know for being fast learners. Of course, not expect them to be experts at anything in one week."

    The figure covered in a cloak sits next to Edward and steals some of his chips while he was not looking with his tongue.

    "Anyway there will be only 9 other opponents for Johnnathan and West, right? I think they got this."

    "Don't bet your money too harsh, Howitz." Said Nikolai. "I did a little digging earlier. Each of these opponents, save the current champion, fought in a one hundred-men battle royale and each one of them finished in a matter of minutes. We are talking about top grade material, here."

    "And don't forget that the champion is a Lagomoth." Said Florencia. "A Land Ruler is most likely to be the toughest of the opponents, even counting Rogues."

    Later in a dark hidden room located way below underground, a large figure was eating a big carrot. Soon a speaker started to send a message.

    "MATCH BEGINS IN 10 MINUTES."

    "Nom! Nom! Nom! It's about time!"

    In the corridors of the arena, Gladius entered on a room where a man wearing a blue coat closed in the waist by a red sash with a kasa hat covering his upper face was sitting on the floor meditating. "It's time, ronin."

    "....Very well." He picks a katana resting on his side and follows Gladius.

    Meanwhile, Johnnathan alongside West and the others were walking towards the arena in the corridors.

    "Alright, I feel pumped!" Schneider was boosting with optimism. "I just wanna say good luck to all of you, even though I'll win this! Kiss this forsken hell hole goodbye!"

    "You can't leave here?" Asked Dafadel.

    "I told you I was a slave. I can only leave when I pay a Freedom Fee called Feedom."

    "What a dumb name." Said West.

    "But with the prize money I'll have more than enough to pay it! Freedom here I go!"

    "Where do you think to go from here anyway?" Asked Johnnathan.

    "Huh. Good question. I guess somewhere in Blitzreign. I was born there, but I can't remember where."

    "Did your father lived with you?"

    "Yeah. Until...You know."

    "What was his story anyway?"

    "You know. The usual stuff. A Lower Vampire meets a Hunter and they have a Hybrid kid together and the vampite dies."

    "...That wasn't my case, but is this really the usual stuff?"

    "And what exactly is a Hunter?" Asked West.

    "A human slave in Hollowgrounds that was in charge in hunting food in the Dark Forest. All of them were overseen by a Sentinel." Said Schneider.

    "That's how must Hybrid Relationships happen." Said Dafadel. "How was it you, Johnnathan?"

    "...My father wasn't a slave. And my mother was Higher. That's all I can say."

    "H-Higher? Woah! What are you anyway?"

    "We are pirates." Said West. "Johnny here is the infamous Red Beast by the way."

    "WHAT?!"

    "West! Why did you say that?!"

    "What? You have no reason to hide, do you? Wasn't you who told I was a werewolf a while ago."

    "A Pirate? That's fascinating!" Dafadel was enthusiasmatic. "Does that mean you like venture into islands and find hidden treasures?"

    "No. That's fairy tale pirates. We attack ships filled with spice and steals their stuff."

    "Well, I've been rather new to this stuff, but I never seen you do this kind of stuff and...we've been looking for hidden treasures as of lately."

    "There hasn't been a lot of ships nowadays since Raven always attacks when no one is looking. Stupid bastard. And he only picks the people in there instead of the goods."

    "I was certainly not expecting crossing with the Red Beast himself in this trash can. But then again, I'll not fall so easily!" Boasted Schneider.

    "...Am I the only one who is still concerned that the masked guy over there didn't said a single word?" West gazed at Hian who was a bit too far from them.

    "Leave it, West." Said Johnnathan. "I can tell he is aware of who I am."

    Later they arrive at the arena. It was a extremely large area of barren earth and sand surrounded only by the concrete walls of the audience.

    "Oh! They arrived." Vanilla noticed them.

    "Gosh. Look how cringe those other people are." Said Nikolai.

    "I kind dig the one with the weird helmet thingie." Said Edward.

    "...I don't believe this." Florencia shrugs at the sight of Hian. "It's the Eastern Wind."

    "Who?"

    "An Assassin from Zhar. They call him the Most Dangerous Man in the East."

    "Huh?! What is a freak like him doing there?!" Vanilla panicked.

    "This thing is already looking more sinister than Ra." Commented Edward.

    Later, the other half of the contenders appeared. Rolf, Petit, Hildr, Gladius and the unknown swordsman.

    "Ah!" Hildr is shocked to see Johnnathan, but try to not know him. "What is the Red Beast doing here? Well, as long as he does not recognizes me-"

    "Isn't that Howitz's sister?" Said West.

    "Gah!"

    "Huh. What are you doing here?" Asked Johnnathan.

    "Hm? Acquaintances of yours?" Asked Petit.

    "S-Shut up!" Hildr tries to look away and spots Edward in the audience. "Ah!"

    "Hm? Isn't that your sister, Edward?" Said Vanilla as Edward spits his soda in surprise. Hildr tries to look away embarassed.

    "Oh? Is she another friend of yours?" Asked Schneider.

    "It's better if you forget about it." Said West.

    Johnnathan looks at the blue swordsman that arrived."...Schneider, what do you know about that man?"

    "Not much. Only that he fights with a rather intimidating fighting style. He dresses kinda funny."

    "He is most likely a swordsman from Izumo."

    "You mean from the far east?" Said West.

    "The swordsmen from there carries that a sword called Katana. A weapon made it for finishing an opponent in one blow."

    "Sounds scary."

    "But I wonder what he is doing here. People from Izumo aren't usually seen from outside."

    "So?! Are we starting this or what?!" Rolf was striking the earth with the handle of a sledgehammer with anger. "Where is that excuse of a champion anyway?!"

    "Huh? Something is going on in the ground." West notices the earth shakes.

    "...Something humongous is coming from below." Johnnathan used his Dark Senses to spot a huge body coming from below.

    A giant figure emerged from underground, flying upwards and then landing it like a boulder. It was a giant black rabbit wearing a golden helmet and a dark metal shield on his huge right arm. It was a Lagomoth.

    "Hello there folks. Did somebody called me?" Said the Lagomoth with a sinister grin.

    "Took your time didn't you, Fudgeball?" Said Gladius.

    "Don't start scolding me, Gladius. You and Kane knows that I am the one most excited for this." Fudgeball then gazes at the other competitors. "Feh! This selection does not look that much promising. Weak. Old. Avarage...That one over there looks alright, I guess."

    He then walks towards Johnnathan. "You there, Hybrid. I don't remember seeing you here. Where did you came from, pirate?"

    "How do you know I am a pirate?"

    "You dress like one."

    "Oh? I guess so. Anyway, I came from Mians. What about it?"

    "Mians, huh? Well, I don't remember hearing anything worthy about the place, but since you are a Hybrid these sort of things are irrelevant. It doesn't matter if you were born on a golden castle or a junkyard, am I right? Hehehehe..."

    "...Did you just called my homeland garbage?"

    "Yes, I did genius! After all, if I don't care about something then it's trash! Wven if a one-in-a-million golden duckling like you crawled from!"

    "Hey! Listen up you big...mean black rodent guy! I'll let you know that this man here is the Red-" Johnnathan quickly shuts Schneider before she could talk.

    "Hm? What's the matter?" Asked Fudgeball.

    "Don't mind her. Let's not look further into irrelevant subjects."

    "...Well, I do know her and she isn't half-bad, I'll admit. So if she is standing up for you then maybe you are worthy looking out for. Not that I need my guard up or something. Mehehehehe..."

    "Enough blabbering. Everyone at your stands." Said Gladius who went to a corner of the arena.

    "Stands?" Asked Johnnathan.

    "Each of the contenders must stand around a circle next the corners. The champion however stays in the middle. It's so no one would try a cowardly attack." Explained Schneider.

    All of the contenders started to walk to a designated place.

    "Uuuh...General? Are you upset with something?" Petit noticed Hildr walking with an angry atmosphere around her.

    "Yes, I am! Didn't you heard what that Lagomoth said?!"

    "Y-Yeah, but what about it?"

    "Mians is part of the Blitzreign Empire. Disrespecting it is the same as disrespecting the whole empire!"

    "I-I see. I guess it's the same as Gel, but we should focus on what's important."

    "Well...If we beat the hell out of him, then it gets easier to get what we wanted."

    "I understand the logic, but...let's try to not lose our posture, alright."

    Soon they all were in position. Kane appeared on a platform in the audience that had a bell attached to it and he was holding a mace.

    "Alright, dogs. Let's begin!" Kane stroke the bell, starting the fight and all the fighters advanced towards Fudgeball. He looked at all of them and smiled menancingly.

  15. #35

    Default Re: Hybrid- Reboot Version.

    Chapter 24: Eastern Wind.
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    "Don't get cocky, you useless maggots!" Fudgeball stomped on the ground and several spiked walls of stone appeared blocking the attackers.

    "Earth Magic...Should've seen this coming." Said Johnnathan.

    Gladius, Hildr and Rolf all passes through the walls and advances towards Fudgeball. Gladius attacks Fudgeball with a pair of axes delivering a fury of attacks, but Fudgeball blocks with his shield. Rolf attacks from behind, but Fudgeball sent him away with an elbow strike. "Too predictable as always, you dumb goat."

    Hildr was next, attacking him with a fury of spear strikes. Fudgeball defends with his shield and strikes her with the shield. Hildr manages to fend off and retreats by doing somersaults to avoid getting hurt by hitting to the ground.

    "Woah. Look at them go." Said Dafadel. "They are all ganging up on him. Is it even fair?"

    "There is no fair fight here." Said Schneider. "Besides this is kind of a tradition here. Fudgeball doesn't mind either."

    "Well, I say let us also join the trend and kick some rabbit's butt." Said West.

    "It does seems like the sporting thing to do." Said Johnnathan.

    "Honestly, that rabbit stew has already too many bites already." They hear a voice that it was never heard and it turns out it was Hian standing next to them.

    "Oh. You can talk. For a moment I thought you were mute. So, what gives?"

    "You see, I am a selfish one. If I want something, then I don't anyone else to have. If I want to eat an apple, I don't want an half-bitten apple. I want the whole fruit."

    Johnnathan looks to the sides."....Okay then. Your point?"

    "There is just no excitement in start a fight when it is not fresh anymore. At least I wanna taste the fruit just about plucking from the tree."

    "Buddy, can you please talk without any stupid metaphors for plants-" Hian delivers a thrust attack with her hand in spear position against Johnnathan that manages to dodge the attack in time, but gets a scratch on his face. "Bloody hell!"

    "Whoops. It seems Johnnathan started his very own little feud." Said Nikolai.

    "Hmm...Curious." Said Edward.

    "What is it?" Asked Vanilla.

    "It's that other guy with Johnnathan. I can't help but feel that I've seen that unique hairstyle somewhere."

    "If by unique, you mean horrendous." Said Nikolai. "Does that boy even clean that sea urchin in the head?"

    "Nice reaction out there." Hian waved his hand removing the little of blood.

    "There is it again! That thing with the hand!" Said Schneider.

    "What about it?" Asked West.

    "He just strikes with his fingers and cuts without any sort of weapon."

    "I get it then." Said Johnnathan. "Not only you charging your darkness aroind your hands, but you are also covering with Wind making it a cutting effect isn't it? Typical Defiant."

    "Ah! So that what it was."

    "Oho. Nice observation, Red Beast." Hian gave a slow clapping with his hand. "You seem very in touch of the use of Darkness bussiness. Are you perhaps a Defiant as well?"

    "Yeah, but unlike you I am not really this tricky...Eastern Wind."

    "Ah. So you heard about me?" He starts to form a small black whirlwind on his right arm. "I'm guess that helps me to skip the introductions. Black Scorpion!"

    He dashes with his arm looking like a black drill, but Dafadel intervenes and charged with a thrust of his rapier, matching the Hian's strenght.

    "...The kid is good." Said Johnnathan as Hian and Dafadel starts to parry each other attacks constantly until the two of them retreats.

    "There it is again." Said Edward. "That swordplay...I've seen it before."

    "You are surprisingly tough in close combat...Very well then." Hian moves his arms vertically into two different ways and forms a black wind orb between them. "Midnight Dragon!"

    He shoots a black serpentine dragon made of darkness and wind at them.

    "A familiar?" Vanilla was surprised and thought. "No...It's more like a spell."

    Schneider gets in front of the dragon and blocked with her arm. The attack delivered a powerful impact, but she seemed unfazed by it.

    "D-Did she managed to block that with only her arm?!" Dafadel was astonished.

    "No. Take a closer look." Johnnathan pointed at a round black shield on her arm.

    "Huh?! Where did she pulled that?"

    "She actually made it, didn't she?" Responded West.

    "That's right. She managed to create with her Dark Magic." Said Johnnathan. "A Warrior able to pull that is rather rare."

    "Fascinating." Thought Hian. "The boy is able to focus his darkness on the tip of his sword giving it outstanding offensive strenght while the girl is able to use her darkness defensively to get out of danger...I wanted to start with the Red Beast, but...If someone else would take those two away before me is just...Wrong."

    Hian jumped into the air and created another dark orb. "Midnight of the Hundred Dragons!" He shoots several smaller dark dragons at them.

    "Everyone, watch out!" Schneider creates a semi-transparent dome around her that protects her and the others. "It would be for the better if I stay away while you lot try to help bring down Fugheball. It would be easier without this lunatic around bother."

    "I like the plan. Makes me feel like we are in a conspirancy or something." Said West.

    As the dragons disappears, Hian appears delivering a kick that shatters the dome.

    "You are mine!" He tries to strike with a Black Scorpion, but Johnnathan delivers a Red Spiral that counters the attack. He procceds by sneaking past him alongside West. "Good luck out there and no hard feelings!"

    "Feh! I'll take him later." Said Hian as he confronts Schneider and Dafadel.

    "You are staying?" Asked Schneider.

    "To ne fair, the Lagomoth scares me more...And I was often said that a man does not leave a woman in peril behind."

    "...I am not in peril, you clod!"

    "Y-You get me."

    "Such strong-willed youngsters...too bad they have to die today."

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    Default Re: Hybrid- Reboot Version.

    Chapter 25: Raging Arena.

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    Hildr was engaging a fierce battle against Fudgeball who was swinging his claws against her while she dodged gracefully to the sides.

    "Stop being such a pain! Aren't you humans supossed to be better than all of us?!"

    "We're certainly smarter than you. Petit, now!" She issues an order and Petit join his hands making a red ring appears below Fudgeball's feet.

    "What the?"

    "Land Mine!" A powerful explosion was unleashed below Fudgeball. "Haha! Take that!"

    "What was that explosion right now?" Asked Edward.

    "A combination of Earth and Fire magic." Explained Vanilla. "He put a spell on that specific surface of the arena and activated remotely when....Hold on...I seen that sort of magic before...Oh nooooo.."

    "What's the matter?"

    "It's Gateau." Vanilla looked annoyed.

    "Somebod you know?" Asked Florencia.

    "We were classmates. He was the Valedictorian of my class."

    "You mean he was the best?" Asked Nikolai. "He doesn't look the type."

    "He certainly doesn't it."

    "Feh! That took the spot." Fudgeball emerged from the smoke and looked fine. "That was your plan all along wasn't it, lady?"

    "He still intact? Oh boy this is bad." Petit seemed distraught. "That was my best shot. Without it, I am ruined!"

    "Tch. Just drop of already you weakling-Ouch!" As Fudgeball stepped foward Petit, a smaller explosion appeared below his right feet.

    "Hah! Jokes on you! I filled this entire place with explosive spells that are activate by contact!"

    "Heh. Clever. I guess I have no choice, but to run over all of them!" Fudgeball curled into a ball and rolled towards Petit, passing through all the explosives traps.

    "What the? Just what is this rabbit made of? Air Mines!" He shoots several floating yellow orbs at Fudgeball, but he still keeps rolling.

    "Oh no...."

    "Graaaaaaaaah!" Rolf jumped right in front of Fudgeball and delivered a headbutt that clashed with him and he manages to launch Fudgeball away. "What did I tell you, brat?!"

    "Huh?"

    "You may be smart and bold, but without guts then it's none of those are worhty a damn!"

    "Back off, goat!" Fudgeball pushes Rolf away with a swing of his shield. "I still not finished with this brat."

    Suddenly the sky started to get dark.

    "Huh? A storm...in the middle of this place? It's certainly not in the season, but..."

    Fudgeball looks at Hildr charging her spear with lightning.

    "Divine Judgement!" A giant lightning bolt came out from the sky and hit Fudgeball who covered his body with his arms. His body got scorched, but he was still on feet.

    "Eew. My fur is all static and pointy."

    "That guy is tough...Too much tough." Said Nikolai. "Isn't weird, Flor?"

    "Sure it is."

    "Isn't it? I mean, I didn't seen a Lagomoth before, but I do know they are very storng and resilient." Said Edward.

    "That spell that your sister pulled was one of the highest tiers." Said Vanilla. "Even a Dragon would get flinched by that attack."

    "This has been on my mind for a while, but...That shield of his...Isn't that Darkanium?" Said Nikolai.

    "Oh? It certainly look like it. So that's how.." Said Florencia.

    "That's how what?" Said Edward.

    "Basically he is able to weaken the damage of any magic attack with that shield. It's more of a magic resistant item than a defense for physical damage."

    "Even so, Flor...Something tells me he is pulling another sort of trick." Said Nikolai.

    "You know...This is the first time I faced so many magic adepts. Well then...Let me try as well!" Fudgeball grasped his claws and several chunks of rock came from the ground and flew towards Hildr. She then jumped in the air and started to run on air with her feet covered in eletricity towards Fudgeball.

    "Valkyrie Dance!" Hildr started to attack Fudgeball by dashing with her spear into him multiple times by jumping around in the air around him. "You aren't used for aerial combat aren't you?"

    Fudgeball smirks. "I don't need to." He transforms into a ball of rock covered in spikes and starts to spin. As Hildr strikes him, she is sent away by the rolling motion.

    "Urgh! That wasn't good."

    Fudgeball started to roll towards Hildr.

    "Aaaah! Someone save my sister!" Shouted Edward.

    "Quick, little guy! Use one of those explosions to blast me!" Said Rolf to Petit.

    "Uh, sure. I mean, we are opponents here." Petit creates a land mine below Rolf and detonates it, sending him flying towards Fudgeball.

    "Hey, rabbit! Taste something spicy!" His harmer gets on fire and he uses it to blast Fudgeball to a wall.

    "His hammer...is on flames?" Said Hildr.

    "I don't remember you pulling those kind of tricks." Fudgeball stands on his feet. "You didn't striked me as a magic type."

    While Fudgeball was distracted, GLadius leaped through him with his axes in hands. Fudgeball tried to attack with a jab of his right claw, but Gladius jumps over his shield and slashes his shoulder that gets gives a freezing cut that covers it in ice.

    "Huh? It's cold..."

    Gladius then swings his axes and delivers a cold wind that partially freezes his body.

    "Ice Magic? Wait a second.." Fudgeball looks at his axes and see that they were now silver with a white aura around them. "Ah. I see now. Draco Weapons, huh?"

    "Oh. That's rare. It seems they brought Draco Weapons." Noted Nikolai.

    "Draco Weapons? What are those?" Asked Vanilla.

    "Weapons made out of parts from a Dragon's body." Said Florencia. "In the past there were stories of Heroes who once wielded those and were made know today. Most of them were Vampire Hunters."

    "There was a talk about to arm soldiers with them, but you kinda need the Dragon alive to make them, so capturing one dragon was tougher than fighting an army of vampires, so that never came out of the theory...I can make something better with the right materials though." Nikolai boasted his skills.

    "Blades made out of Ice Dragon's scales and a hammer made out of a Fire Dragon's horn isn't it?" Asked Fudgeball. "Kane really wanna get rid of me if he went as far to bring those, huh? I'm hurt from inside."

    "Two Draco Weapons...To this place to have such weapons...No. I need to concentrate on what is important." Hildr got on his feet and got ready for more fight.

    "Alright then. How about I show something cool?" Fudgeball opened his mouth and a purple light was coming from inside him.

    "Wait a minute..." Said Nikolai. "That's...just like Al...And Drake...Aaaand pretty much every Hybrid I know."

    Fudgeball shot a dark laser from his mouth that created a dark explosion around Gladius that launched him away.

    "That's...Was Dark Magic?!" Vanilla was astonished. "How?!"

    "Now I get it." Said Florencia. "That Darknanium Shield...He is taking all of the Dark properties in the shield and absorbing on his body like how you do with any sort of Mana."

    "So that's explains his high magic resistance." Nikolai picked some sort of binoculars and looked at Fudgeball. "Just as I suspected. There is a faint dark aura covering his body."

    "I knew that Darkanium Weapons had this property, but can they actually do those sort of thing?" Asked Edward.

    "Not in humans, but Lagomoths are on a way higher league. A regular human would be on coma with too much exposure like this if they tried. That apply to Gremlims as well."

    Gladius then manages to get up. "It seems you got way stronger than we predicted. One more reason to defeat you as soon as possible."

    "A Lagomoth with Dark Magic...And to think Rogues were our biggest problem." Thought Hildr.

    Fudgeball then looked at the center of the arena and noticed the blue swordsman standing still, faching him.

    "Oh? I forgot about you, huh? You're Tenkai, right? The swordsman of Izumo people were talking about it." Tenkai remained silent. "What is the matter? Do you wanna try to take a shot as well. Come on then, newbie. First strike free."

    But Tenkai remained silent.

    "...Alright then." Fudgeball dove his claws right into the ground. "I start!"

    Fudgeball picked a huge boulder and kicked with his two feet making it fly at high speeds. Tenkai immediately extended his arm and stopped the boulder with only one hand.

    "Oh my..." Nikolai looked with his binoculars and some numbers were displayed. "...That rock went flying 50 miles per hour and even so he stopped with one hand..."

    Tenkai crushed the boulder with the grip of his hand and picked up the sword in his waist.

    "Your strenght is remarkable." Said Tenkai.

    "Well, you can talk. That's a relief, I guess." Said Fudgeball.

    "That humongous body. Those sharp claws. And your affinity with land itself. Such features are fit for one to be the King fo all Beasts."

    Fudgeball then stood silently looking at the sides. "Well...Okay then. Are you saying I am awesome or something? Because I know that already."

    "But a King is like a cloud in the sky. There as many of them and all seem so off reach." Tenkai unsheated his sword. "But even the blow of a mere cyclone can blow them away."
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  17. #37

    Default Re: Hybrid- Reboot Version.

    Chapter 26: Winds of Despair.

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    "A cyclone can blow clouds away...Are you saying you are a force of nature or something? Kahahaha! Talk about arrogance. How about you show me thins wind of yours!" Fudgeball ran towards Tenkai ready to deliver a jab with his claw at Tenkai.

    But at the blink of a second, Tenkai managed to pass through Fudgeball seemingly to have swung his sword and then put on his sheath. A huge cut wound appeared between Fudgeball's eyes above his head.

    "Huh?" Fudgeball notices the blood going down his face.

    "He...He managed to wound him?" Said Hildr.

    "Gaaaaa.....GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!" Fudgeball left out a scream. "You killeeeeed meeeee....Psyche! Just kidding!"

    Fudgeball smirks and creates a wall of earth that he kicks at Tenkai. Tenkai holds his sword with both hands and delivers a cut that slices the wall in two. After that, Fudgeball was nowhere to be seen.

    "Watch out!" Shouted Hildr. "He is underground!"

    Fudgeball appeared from underground to strike Tenkai with his claw. Tenkai jumps and tried to counter, but Fudgeball manages to strike with his left that Tenkai manages to fend it with his sword. The two of them starts trading blows close to each other.

    "That guy is pretty good." Said Nikolai.

    After a struggle, Fudgeball pushes back Tenkai with a swing of his arm.

    "Petit! Now!" Hildr gave an order to Petit and he conjures a large yellow glowing cylinder.

    "Dynamite!" Petit throws the cylinder above Fudgeball.

    "More fireworks?" Fudgeball looked with delight as the cylinder started to shatter into smaller pieces. "Oh?" A rain of explosions fell upon Fudgeball, stunning him.

    Taking advantage of the situation Hildr, Gladius and Rolf attacked Fudgeball simultaneously with their weapons engulfed with lightning, cold and fire. After the blow, Fudgeball falls foward.

    "So I don't wanna jinx it." Said Petit. "But I think we got him!"

    "You guys got who?" Fudgeball gets up and throws a rock at Petit that Tenkai quickly slices it. "Kehehehehe...Hahahahaha!"

    "Is he insane?"

    "No. He is not laughing because he is insane." Said Gladius. "It's always like this. A hundred fighters ganging up on him and him just sending them away like leaves on the wind. He is laughing because he is finding all of this amusing."

    "So he is mocking us?!" Hildr started to emit sparks all over his body.

    "Oh boy. It's the ball incident all over again." Edward became concerned.

    "I'll teach this oversized crop eater to not look down on a Valkyria! Thunder Lance!" She sends a straight lightning bolt from his spear like if it was a missile. Fudgeball smirks and pointed his arms foward.

    "Interesting. I'll take this on." Fudgeball charged spinning like a drill with his arms poitned foward. He collides with the lightning bolt and after the clash, he keeps charging towards it.

    "I-Impossible."

    "Die, woman!" When Fudgeball was close enough, a black spiral energy flew towards him and he stopped. "Eh?"

    West appeared as a wolfman and attacked Fudgeball with a kick from above his head that plants his face to the ground.

    "Sup, guys." Johnnathan arrived. "I heard there was a rabbit hunting game going on here. Can we join?"

    "I have no need for your assistance, Red Beast." Hildr avoided facing him with a rejection on her face.

    "Wait. That's the Red Beast?!" Petit was astonished.

    "If he is a Hybrid, then he is more than welcome." Said Gladius. "Fudgeball is an opponent with high defense and magic resistance because of that annoying shield. Fighting fire with fire is the best option here."

    "Speaking of which, wasn't there like three others that could lend us a hand here?" Commented Hildr.

    "Well...One of them was a bit problematic." Said Johnnathan who took a glance over the fight happening all the way back in the other side of the arena.

    Schneider and Dafadel were fighting agains Hian who was being pushed by them, parrying their weapons with his bare hands.

    "Well now this is troublesome." Thought Hian. "Can't really concentrate on one of them at a time if they all attack me at once....Well then, I guess I have no choice."

    Hian then stroke his own chest with his hand, piercing it his heart.

    "Aaaah! W-What is going on?" Schneider was astonished.

    "Dude! If you wanted to quit, you just needed to have daid it!" Said Dafadel.

    Hian removed his helmet revealing his face with a scar below his eyes and a long black hair. "If you two think both of you are enough to make me go this far then you shouldn't have dropped your guard like this." He started to slowly move his arms in the air while a black glow appeared around his hands.

    "Night Tiger Sword!" Hian delivered a swing with his arm that sliced the whole ground. Dafadel pushed Schneider away from the attack and the slash kept his route until it reached the audience where a invisible wall stopped the attack.

    "Oh. Interesting." Said Nikolai. "A photon force field for protection. Clever."

    "Was he always this strong?" Wondered Dafadel. "That thing he did? What was that really?"

    "Soaring Wings!" Hian done several swings with his arms that sent black v-shaped blades at Dafadel what made him to quickly use his sword to deflect each one of them.

    "This rough. If I blink even once, I might..." While he was distracted, Hian sneaked to his left to deliver a thrust with his arm. "H-How did he-"

    "Dark Moon Viper!" Hian aims to the head, but Schneider appears in time to block away with her shield.

    "Now step back!" She kicks Hian away and she tosses her sword at him. Hian responds by dodging by tilting his head to the side and then charged against her. "...Good."

    Schneider extended her hand towards her sword and her weapon stated to float. The sword then flew towards Schneider and cut Hian from behind, tearing his right arm apart.

    "G-Gaaaaaaah!"

    "Aaaaaaaaah!" Vanilla covered her face in horror.

    "B-Bleeeeeergh!" Edward vomited on the bag he was eating his chips that was later taken away by the fighure standing next to him.

    "Weak." Nikolai commented on Edward's display of weak guts.

    "Woah! How did you do that?" Asked Dafadel.

    "I can always pick my weapon away as long as it's in a five meter range. I just kinda developed a bond to it."

    "Interesting trick for a Warrior." Hian standed up holding his missing arm. "But don't cry victory just because you managed to cut one of my arms."

    Hian released several black strings from where his arm was cut that attached to his teared arm and soon, his arm was back again.

    "...Heh. Defiants are fun." Said Nikolai.

    "You two...Have my gratitude. To make me go this far!" Hian shoots a palm thrust upward that sent a windstream upward that took the attention of everyone in the arena from the far other side.

    "Oh. What are those Hybrids pulling now?" Said Fudgeball.

    "Uuuurgh." Florencia started to get a little dizzy.

    "Flor? Are you okay?" Said Vanilla.

    "I think I get it. At that time he forced all of his darkness to flow through his veins, making his magic go up the charts, to the point I can feel all the way here. For somene to go that far..."

    "I wanted to avoid using this because I wanted to taste each fighter, but I had to get greedy here. Now come foward!" Hian then waved his arm down. "Storm of the Dragons!"

    A rain of dark dragons of wind came from the sky and started to cover the entire arena. It was like an bombing from mortars.

    "What the heck?! No one said we could call help from above!" Said Rolf as he was dodging the attacks.

    "That's a spell you nut brain!" Said Petit.

    "Johnny, you are a Hybrid Defiant as well. Can't you do something?!" Asked West.

    "Defiants aren't all the same you know..." A dragon came straight at Johnnathan, but he manages to dispel it with a single swing of his sword. "Buuut since he is not a Warlock then his spell are weaker in the defensive depertament. But it does rivals one in the offensive power, I'll give him that."

    In the middle of the mayhem, Fudgeball simply standed menancingly looking at Hian's direction and licking his lips. He dives into the earth and digs underground.

    "Huh? Where is he going?" Asked West.

    Johnnathan then uses his Dark Senses and manages to spot Fudgeball's presence travelling far from them. "He is not hiding or anything. He has a goal in mind...Wait, isn't he going to..."

    Meanwhile, Dafadel and Schneider were dodging all the attacks they could. Taking advantage, Hian sent a Soaring Wing at Dafadel's leg that took him down.

    "Argh! My leg!"

    "Dafadel!" Schneider rushed to his side and created a large square shield above them. "Can you stand?"

    "You...Should leave me behind. This is a death match after all."

    "Of course not! We Hybrids must help each other! Here, let me help." Schneider managed to help Dafadel stand, but as she started to walk, Hian stood right in front of them.

    "..Oh shit."

    "Well, well. What a dillema." Said Hian. "I guess both your arms are busy now. Perferct opportunity."

    "Not if I can do anuthing about it!" With the last of his strenght, Dafadel lunged towards Hian, but he easily knocks him down. "Guh!"

    Then Hian steps on Dafadel's leg managing to break his tibia.

    "Aaaaaaargh!"

    "Ahhh! Please stop it!" Pledged Schneider.

    "Well now look at that. If you do anything, your protection goes off and you get in a peril by the storm...So I guess...You should just stand still while I slowly kill you."

    Hian pulled his index finger and aimed at Schneider's head "Now die!"

    But before the deadly blow, a giant black rabbit claw appeared from below the ground behind Hian and smashed him.

    "Huh? Is that..."

    Fudgeball appeared from below and started to stomp Hian continuously with his giant foot. "Hah! Jokes on you, half-breed."

    "Uuuurgh..." Hian standed on a crater made by Fudgeball, looking incapacitated. The dragons seemed to have stopped falling.

    "Don't go thanking me yet, lass." Said Fudgeball. "I just done this, because this guy was getting too much full of himself...And by the way..."

    Fudgeball looks at Dafadel standing in the ground. "Tch. It seems this one is done for as well. Oh well, I'll just end his pathetic like anyway."

    He prepared to attack Dafadel with his giant claw.

    "No!" Schneider acted quickly and attacked Fudgeball, cutting his cushion.

    "Argh! You bitch! Lick. Lick. Lick." Fudgeball started to lick his paw like a typical rabbit. "I should have let that guy kill you!"

    Fudgeball opened his mouth and fired one of his dark beams. Schneider created a large rectangular shield and blocked the beam, walking towards it.

    "What?!" Fudgeball tries to attack when she is close enough, but she dodges his claw and jumps his shield, jumping straight at his face with her sword in hand.

    "You are mine!"

    "...Nope!" Fudgeball delivers a somersault kick that send Schneider upwards and he bashes his shield at her, launching her far away.

    "Argh!"

    "Now die!" Fudgeball picks a boulder and toss it at Schneider, but Johnnathan appears and slices the boulder in four with his swords in darkness.

    "Johnny!" She gets overjoyed.

    "So...wasn't the plan being you take care of that guy and me taking care of the rabbit? Now we are on square one. That is why I hate this dividing and conquer bullshit."

    "...This hybrid is getting too much in the way." Fudgeball gazes at Johnnathan.

  18. #38

    Default Re: Hybrid- Reboot Version.

    Chapter 27: Dark Rabbit.
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    "What's the deal with you and saving every girl I try to destroy?" Said Fudgeball to Johnnathan. "Are you trying to get a catch or something? Take them to a private island somewhere?"

    "No. That would be my brother."

    "...He really does that?"

    "It didn't worked well as you think."

    "Well, whatever. I'm gonna kill you now."

    "And how do you plan to do that?"

    "Probably with my really sharp claws."

    "And what about my Werewolf?"

    "Your what-Ouch!" Fudgeball receives a kick above his head by West who was carrying an unconscious Dafadel below his right arm. That attack stuns Fudgeball for a little bit.

    "Alright, plan of kicking the big herbivore while you distract him with pointless talk worked well." Said West. "But what about this dude? He is not safe here."

    "Hand him over to me." Said Schneider. "I can keep him safe."

    "I don't wanna be that guy, but you don't seem like you are on shape of anything."

    "I don't need to. Trust me."

    "...Okay then."

    He drops Dafadel next to her and she surround the area around them with a transparent dome.

    "This might protect us from strong attacks if I stand still." Said Schneider.

    "Are you conceding the fight?" Asked Johnnathan.

    "I'm afraid I have no choice. I guess this was too much for me in the end, huh?"

    "...Your journey is far from over. You'll get out of this hell hole one day."

    "Who will be getting out of where?" Said Fudgeball who standed up. "I'll not let any one of you get out here alive!"

    "You and what army?"

    "I don't need an army!"

    "I guess you do."

    Fudgeball suffered a sneak attack from Rolf who delivered a charged headbutt.

    "Gwaaa!"

    "Let me tell you something, rabbit! You can never see a goat coming ready to charge at you."

    "That didn't made any sense." Said Johnnathan.

    "Oh yeah. Forgot about you." Said Fudgeball. "But it's not something I can-" When he was not looking, Gladius swiftly cut Fudgeball's legs and made them froze into the ground. "Gah! Come on!"

    Next, Hildr appeared from above and stabed him in the back with her spear, paralyzing him. "Gawawawawawaaaa!"

    "Petit! Now!" She delivers an order and Petit starts to gather a fireball between his two hands.

    "That move..." Said Vanilla. "Is he trying to..."

    "Supernova!" Petit launches that fireball at Fudgeball. When it got closer to him, Hildr leaped away from Fudgeball and the fireball entered his whithin his radius, exploding on a massive area. "Phew! That took a lot of effort."

    Petit takes a deep breath and gets on his knees.

    "How are you holding up?" Asked Hildr who was looking after Petit.

    "I feel like I puked my last fifteen lunches."

    "Well, we showed that overgrown crop plague to take us seriously."

    "Nice job with that!" Fudgeball's claw appeared right behind Petit from below the ground, slashing him from behind, leaving a nasty wound on his back.

    "P-Petit!" Shouted Hildt.

    "Aaaaaah!" Vanilla covered her eyes in terror.

    "You...I thought we managed to blast you."

    "...Yes. You did it. So what if you managed to do that? Were you expecting me to bite the dust or something? Do you honestly think that was enough?"

    "Damn monster..."

    "Humans always thinks the world works by their perspective. I bet if I couldn't talk you would treat me like an animal rather than a "Beast" Race huh? Well, in my point of view...You are just an ant to be stepped on!" Fudgeball tries to stomp on Hildr, but she swiftly dodges it to the side and counters with a strike with her spear that Fudgeball blocks with his shield. "Also, because you humans are so frail, you struggled to develop ways to defend yourselves from threats like vampires and that's where the interest for magic came, huh? But once that little bother is taken care for, only despair is left!"

    Fudgeball stuns Hildr with a bash of his shield and tries to bite her, but Johnnathan slices his nose, stopping him.

    "Aaaaaargh! I actually need this you punk!"

    West then appeared as a wolfman and slashes his face with his claws. "Wow. It's like cutting a wall."

    "Hehehehe! I am not like some dumb rabbit you probably ambushed somewhere. A Lagomoth's meat is too much for even a werewolf to chew on!"

    "Then if my claws can't harm you..." West clenches his fists. "How about a punch?"

    West delivers a straight jab at Fudgeball's stomach that send him flying to a wall.

    "Yeah! Go West!" Florencia started to cheer on him.

    "What happened to her cool behavior?" Asked Nikolai to himself.

    "...I just want to let you know that I was in no need of your assistance, Red Beast." Complained Hildr.

    "Yeah, whatever. What about the boy, West?"

    "...I don't think he is waking up anytime soon ."

    "Well, we can't leave him here....Hmmm..." Johnnathan picked Petit and tossed him to where Schneider was. She opened a hole in her dome, letting Petit enter and giving a thunbs up aftewards."

    "H-Hey! Watch out for the boy!" Shouted Hildr.

    "What's up with that dome anyway? That isn't I picture a Warrior doing?" Asked West.

    "She can only make it appear around her. A Warlock or even a Defiant could make another shield appear at a bigger range, but it would lack the proper defense power."

    "Ah. I got it."

    Out of nowhere, Fudgeball apears from below ground to attack West, but West manages to dodge by leaping next to his face and delivering a kick right in the eye, pushing him down.

    "Argh! How are you doing that?!"

    "So you can defend yourself against magic and is sturdy enough for anything physical. So...." He gathers a mass of wind concentrated on his fist. "I guess I should just use the little magic I have to deliver a strike strong enough to kick your butt?"

    "Oooh. Nice thinking, man." Said Johnnathan.

    "Somewhat very clever." Thought Hildr.

    "So you can punch a bit stronger now. So what? I-" Fudgeball tries to get up, but Gladius prevents him from getting up by slicing his paw with his cold axes. "Argh! Not again!"

    Gladius then finishes by launching a cold wind that covers Fudgeball's arms with ice. "Now, Rolf!"

    Rolf started spinning his flaming hammer like a spinning top and delivers a blow at Fudgeball's face that sends him flying. "That's how it is done!"

    "Grrrr....Raaaaaaaaaaaaaah!" Fudgeball shouts a loud terrifying scream that shaked the whole arena. He then gazed at the other fighters with deep dark eyes.

    "This isn't good." Said Gladius.

    "Huh? How so?" Asked Rolf.

    "I've never seen him like this before. Sure, it seems like we cornered the rabbit, but...He is not giving the look a herbivore normally would."

    Fudgeball started to spin furiously like a cyclone until it became a black hurrincane and started to rush towards them.

    "Oh? Are you copying me or something? So how about this!" Rolf does the same thing he did and went to attack Fudgeball, but the latter surpasses him in strenght and he is sent flying to the wall, making it a hole and passes through passing out instantly.

    "...Yeah, this is definetly not good."

    Fudgeball dives underground and soon the ground starts shaking.

    "What the hell is that big cat's furball doing now?" Said Johnnathan.

    Fudgeball rose from Underground lifting a huge boulder that took a whole chunk of the arena's ground and kicked it skyward. He jumps several feet upward and strikes the boulder, making a rain of stone edges fall on them.

    "Oh bloody hell." Johnnathan picked his swords and sliced the rocks that were launched at him with the other contenders doing the same.

    "Wait a second." Gladius started to look around. "Where did he go?"

    Fudgeball appeared behind him from underground and crushed Gladius with a rock he was holding with his two claws.

    "What?! Foul play!" Complained Edward.

    "Not really." Said Nikolai.

    Fudgeball then kicks out Gladius' unconscious body out of the way and gazes at Schneider inside her force shield. He dashes towards her and starts to maul his claws at the shield.

    "Hah! Try as much as you like." Said Schneider. "As long as I stand perfectly still, this will never-"

    Then a small creak starts to appear on where he was crushing it.

    "....Hey." Said Petit who was barely awake. "That was a bliff, right?"

    "..Yeah, it was."

    "It will not hold forever." Said Johnnathan.

    "We gotta do something!" Said Hildr. "If something happens to that boy, I could never forgive myself."

    "...It kinda already happened." Said West.

    Tenkai then showed up standing right next to them.

    "Oh! Heeey, you are still here." Said Johnnathan.

    "...I still have to see how far his strenght goes." Tenkai passed his finger on his katana and it suddenly glowed blue. He holded his weapon with both hands and aimed his sight at Fudgeball. "Hidden Strike: True Flame."

    He gave it a single swing that sent a blue fire running in the ground that reached Fudgeball in an instant that managed to gave a large cutting wound in his shoulder that burned with a blue fire later.

    "K-Keeeeeeeeeeeee!!!" Fudgeball let out a scream of pain.

    "A blue fire? I never seen something like that!" Said Vanilla.

    "...I knew it his strenght wasn't natural for a human." Said Nikolai. "Never expected to find one of them all the way here."

    "Huh?"

    Fudgeball then changed his look at Tenkai and went straight to him like a drill, glying much faster than before.

    "I think you might angered him more, friend." Said West.

    "It was an undenied fate, yes." Said Tenkai.

    "If we run, he'll just chase us over and over again." Johnnathan stood right in front of Fudgeball's path. "We need to stop him."

    As Fudgeball's reach Johnnathan, he blocks with his two swords, but he is still being pushed back.

    "Oh shit! He is gonna collide into the wall!" Shouted Edward.

    "Aaaaaaah! I can't look!" Vanilla covered her eyes.

    "Grrrrr...A little more...A little more!" Suddenly Johnnathan's body got engulfed by a fire-like aura that made him strong enough to stop Fudgeball and manages to push him back. "Red Spiral!"

    With a Red Spiral, he manages to send Fudgeball a few meters away.

    "Woah. I didn't knew you were this tough." Said West.

    "Yeah...Neither did I."

    "You're welcome, dumbass." Agni's voice echoed through Johnnathan's head.

    "What the? Agni? Is that you?"

    "Remember when I said I could give you a push? Welp there is that."

    "Well, you could have like you know, done a bit sooner."

    "Hey, listen. Hybrids like you are a bit complex to work on. Heck, a planet alone would be easier to work on it. Right now, I can't do much than give a strenght boost for a brief moment of pinch. You expected to spit fire or something? Too bad.

    "I just needed to hear the first phrase, jeez."

    "Uuuuh...boss? Are you talking to that wisp?" Asked West.

    "Yeah. Please don't think I am crazy."

    "Did this Lyncan just called me a wisp?"

    "Grrrrrr....." Fudgeball started to walk towards Johnnathan with a slow pace, but with a intimidating pace.

    "Oh boy. How hard is to put down a rabbit?" Said Johnnathan.

    "That is hardly a rabbit at this point." Said West. "Look at those eyes. Those aren't the looks of a prey. It's the looks a Werewolf would give. A rabbit turning into a predator. What a joke."

    "Hey! Bigfoot!" Hildr called his attention, holding her spear upward. "Don't you think you have only them as opponents! Spark Trap!"

    She strikes the spear into the ground, and an electric current runs through and hits Fudgeball, trapping him around a electric field.

    "Now, Divine Judgement!" She sends another massive thunderbolt, but Fudgeball reacts by defending himself with his shield and then with a swing of his arm, he sents the lightning bolt right straight at Hildr.

    "Ah!" The attack hits Hildr, scorching her whole. She then falls to her knees and then forward.

    "S-Sister!" Edward unsheats his sword. "That bastard!"

    "Woah! Hold there!" Nikolai tries to stop him, by hitting him with a wrench. "Not go cause a ruckus right now."

    "Well another one down." Said Johnnathan.

    "So...any plans?" Asked West.

    "...Can you be the vanguard here?"

    "If that means punching that cocky face of his, then I am in."

  19. #39

    Default Re: Hybrid- Reboot Version.

    Chapter 28: Big Bad Wolf.

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    "Graaaaaaaah" Enraged, Fudgeball spinned like a top and charges straight at Johnnathan and West.

    "So West, this might be a little too much, but can you somehow stop that?"

    "I'll never know until I try." West ran in four legs like a wolf straight at Fudgeball.

    "What is that idiot doing?!" Shouted Florencia. "He is gonna get himself shredded, that son of a-"

    "Language!" Complained Nikolai.

    At the right timing, West jumped over Fudgeball and delivered a punch that stucked his feet into the ground.

    "Grao!"

    "Is this good Johnnathan?"

    "Perfect." Johnnathan got on his position that he usually do before sending a Red Spiral. "Red Swallows!"

    Johnnathan shots two black energy blasts from his swords that were flying parallel to one another. As the attack reached Fudgeball, the two lines startes to swarm around him, cutting through his body as if they were birds flying.

    "Woah. Nice control he got there." Said Vanilla.

    Fudgeball was struggling, swinging his arms around, trying to deflect the dark magic attack.

    "Surprise!" Johnnathan appeared right next to his face and Johnnathan sliced his right eye off.

    "Gaaaaaaaaaaaah!"

    "Eeeew! Kinda nasty, Johnny." Vanilla got a little green.

    "And there is more!" West delivered a somersault kick right in the chin.

    "Red Rampage!" Johnnathan started to deliver a fury of attacks into Fugheball's torso.

    "Raaaaaaaaaaaaah!" Fudgeball delivered a scream that pushed back Johnnathan and West away. He then charged another dark beam and blast it at Johnnathan.

    "Yo, Johnny!" Said West.

    "I-I'm fine, really."

    Fudgeball started to prepare a second shot.

    "Woah! Time out, man."

    But then out of nowhere, Hian appeared, stabbing Fudgeball's neck with his bare hands.

    "Gaaaah!"

    "What the?! You are still alive?!"

    "You insolent...How dare you interfere!" Hian started to deliver a fury of kicks at Fudgeball's face and finishes with a vertical chop to the head. But Fudgeball grabs Hian and delivers a bite that chews his whole legs off and spits out them.

    "....Oooooh..." Vanilla passes out on Edward's lap.

    "Uhhh...Guys...I don't know what to do..." Edward also passes out.

    "....Weak." Said the figure next to Edward.

    "Wolf Cannon!" West shoot an air blast at Fudgeball, calling his attention. "Come a little closer. I don't bite."

    Fudgeball dashes in four at him, until Johnnathan appeared right in front of him and delivered a cut above his shoulders that left a deep wound.

    "Grrrrrr!" Fudgeball picked a boulder from the ground and tossed at Johnnathan. He reacts by cutting the rock, but as soon as he cuts it, Fudgeball appears above him ready to strike with his claw.

    "Oh, bloody hell-" Before he was attacked, West pushed Johnnathan away and is slammed to the ground instead.

    "Noooooooooo!" Florencia screamed in panic that woke up Vanilla.

    "West! Why you little...big....I don't know what to call you. No one does that to my werewolf unless I allow it! Prepare yourselve to-" Fudgeball summons two stone walls and tries to crush Johnnathan in-between them. He quickly dropped his sabers and pushed them with both hands. "Urgh! A little help, Agni?"

    "Uuuh...I'm kinda already doing it."

    Then Fudgeball looked at West trying to get up and he lifted his foot to stomp on West.

    "...Die, you ant."

    Fudgeball went for the finishing blow.

    "Fiiiiiiiiiight!" Florencia shouted as loud as she could and West managed to hear. He manages to stop his foot with one hand.

    "Huh? How are you-" The free arm of West started to emmit a faint black aura and a large arm made of dark air appeared behind him. "What?!"

    "Get off me!" West waved a punch with his arm and delivered a blow with the dark arm he created behind him that sent Fudgeball flying away. After that, Johnnathan manages to get himself free.

    "What the?" Edward just woke up. "Am I hallucinating or West just did-"

    "Dark Magic?" Said Vanilla. "How?"

    "...He abosrbed it." Said Florencia who was in awe. "From Fudgeball."

    "He must gave figured it out the trick after observing it enough." Said Nikolai. "We Gremlins call those sort of guys...prodigies."

    "You dirty thief...Stealing out my tricks, huh?" Said Fudgeball. "Well, that doesn't changes anything!"

    "I didn't know you could do that." Said Johnnathan.

    "Yeah...Neither did I."

    "So, what now?"

    "...You know what? Leave it to me." A whirlwind covered West and he moved so quickly that in an instant he already kicked Fudgball's guts."

    "Gaaaaaaah! You little!" Fudgeball attacks with several attacks with his claws, but West manages to dodge and counter every single move of his. He vanished and appears from every angle delivering a punch packing a lot of power.

    "Yeah! Get him West!" Florencia was cheering non-stop.

    "Big Bad Wolf!" The figure next to Edward standed up and start chanting. "Big Bad Wolf! Big Bad Wolf! Big Bad Wolf!"

    "Big Bad Wolf! Big Bad Wolf! Big Bad Wolf!" Florencia, Edward and Vanilla started to enter in the trend.

    "Big Bad Wolf! Big Bad Wolf! Big Bad Wolf! Big Bad Wolf! Big Bad Wolf! Big Bad Wolf!" The whole crowd stated to cheer the same chant.

    "Grrrrr! I am killing everyone after this!" Fudgeball started to spin like a cyclone again and rushed at West.

    "Alright...One more time!" A mass of air started to form behind West and he formed a giant head of a wolf made out of dark wind. "Wolf Hunt!"

    He sent the wolf head at Fudgeball and manages to bite his neck.

    "I-Impossible!" Fudgeball is then draged away by the wolf and crashes into the ground with a large dark wind explosion. After the dust settled, Fudgeball was knocked out inside a crater.

    "He...He did it." Said Kane who was watching the whole thing. "The puppy did it!"

    "Arooooooooooo!" West left out a howl that made the whole audience in ecstasy.

    "Yeaaaaaaaaaaaah!" Florencia started to shake Nikolai violently, crying rivers of joy while Edward and Vanilla were skipping, hugging each other. The figure was overjoyed as well.

    "Keeeeehehehehehe!"

  20. #40

    Default Re: Hybrid- Reboot Version.

    Chapter 29: Dangerous Animals.

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    The arena wad filled with excitement after Fudgeball's defeat.

    "Wow. They actually made it!" Said Schneider.

    "....Bah! I could it have done better." Said Petit.

    West standed triumphantly until he turns back to Johnnathan.

    "Yo, cap'n! See that? I...got him!" He responds with a smile when suddenly a lot quantity of blood leaks out of his mouth and still smiling he falls like a statue in human form.

    "Oh no!" Said Florencia.

    "....Well, Dark Magic does that." Said Johnnathan while looking at West unconscious, but still smiling. "You did nice for your second time."

    Suddenly Tenkai appears at a far distance next to Johnnathan. "....Oh. We're still doing this, right?"

    Tenkai silently took a steady stance holding his katana on the sheath with one hand and the other ready to take the sword.

    "Ah, bloody hell. Let's get this over it." Johnnathan picked his swords, resting one in his shoulders, staring at Tenkai.

    The crowd gets silent and observes it. The wind blows next to those two. At a blink of an eye, Tenkai quickly dashed at Johnnathan and the latter delivered a swing with one of his swords. In a second, Tenkai passed right into Johnnathan and suddenly Johnnathan's neck suffered an injure.

    "Oh no!" Vanilla gets despaired.

    "...You are pretty good." Tenkai's hat gets cut in two and a large wound appears in his shoulders, making him fall.

    "...Oh...He won, right?" Asked Vanilla.

    Kane hit the gong announcing the end of the tournament and the audience started to storm with cheers.

    "Yeaaaaaah! He got it! That's my captain!" Shouted Edward.

    "A satisfactory end, but at the same time an unsatisfactory result." Said Florencia as she was watching West on the ground. "....Heh. At least he is happy."

    "Congratulations, Red Beast!" Kane jumped to the arena with the trophy on hands. "I guess everything went fine for you, huh?"

    Kane looks at West in the ground. "Though I guess, it's a pity the real champ can't hold this, right?"

    "Just pass me the damn thing, will you?"

    "Fine, jeez."

    Suddenly, the mysterious figure appears right next to them.

    "Huh?! Isn't that-" Edward looks at the seat next to his and saw no one there. "Huh?! How did..."

    "Eh? Who are you, stranger?" Asked Kane. "The fight is done. There is nothing else to do here."

    The figure then removed away his cloak and it revealed ot be Chill on top of two peg legs.

    "Keeehehe!"

    "Whaaaaaaaaaaat?!" Edward was scared. "It was that freak all along?!"

    Chill cathced the trophy with his long tongue and catched it with his hand. "I am taking this!"

    "H-Hey! That's mine! Give it back!" Said Johnnathan.

    He picks the key on top of the trophy and toss eats it. He then toss the trophy at Kane.

    "Ouch!"

    Chill ties to bite at Johnnathan, but he dodges his face and Chill just manages to graze a little bit of his cheek.

    "Keeeehehehe!"

    Chill spits three large green eggs. One of the eggs starts to shake it and hatches it, releasing a large red centipede with pincers that was as big as half of the arena.

    "What the fuck is that?!" Edward was terrified.

    "What kid? Never saw a Crawnopede before? There is a lot of those here in Wildland." Said Nikolai.

    "Crawnopedes don't grow bigger than a toad!" Said Florencia.

    The crawnopede then destroyed a chunk of the arena with it's tail and the audience started to run in panic.

    "I went to see a gladiator death match, and I wasn't expecting this to happen." A metal flashlight appeared on the tip of Nikolai's tail and a shotgun appeared from it. "I'm gonna need a little push here."

    "What the? Where did you pulled that?" Asked Edward.

    "I kinda invented a device that can pick any weapon I put my signature on it all the way from our hideout. You know, for not carrying too much around."

    "Where do you need to go?" Asked Vanilla.

    "Let's see...How about above her head?"

    "Got it!" Vanilla casted a glyph under Nikolai that teleported him right above the crawnopede.

    "Oh! Teleportation. Al taught her a few tricks, huh?" Nikolai then shot five shots over the shell and opened a small opening. "And that should do it." A cone-like attachment appeared on the tip of his tail and he put in the opening he created. A large electric current was discharged through her body.

    Meanwhile, one of the eggs started to shake. It broke and hatched a black octopus with red spots that looked like skulls, including a big one in his eyes.

    "A Red Skull Octopus." Said Kane. "I don't remember them being of the size of a cow."

    "Aren't they like super poisonous and stuff?" Said Johnnathan.

    "For humans, but one of this size, might be a problem."

    The last egg started to shake and a Dodiche with purple feathers and ferocious red eyes hatched from it.

    "Oh now that's great. A Vicious Deadly Dodiche. The absolutely worst of them."

    "So much that it seems to not have changed like the previous two."

    The Dodiche saw Johnnathan and Kane and starts to run after them. But Edward appears alongside Vanilla and Florencia and starts to fright the Dodiche by swinging his sword like a torch. "Shoo! Shoo!"

    "....Blaaaaargh!" THe Dodiche spits his gastric juice at Edward, dissolving the ground with it's high acidity.

    "Yikes! I didn't knew Dodiches could do that."

    "That particular kind can." Said Vanilla.

    The Crawnopede started to fall because of the eletricity and Nikolai jumped away from it, landing on top of Johnnathan's head.

    "So, all in a pirate's day, isn't it Johnnathan?" Said Nikolai.

    "I guess so."

    The Crawnopede started to move again.

    "Oh rats. I gonna need a stronger plug for that."

    "For a moment this was my best day here, but now it's just the worst." Kane turns into a werewolf with red fur. "Guess I need to do things myself. Wardrobe!"

    The Red Kong from the entrance appears carrying a large fang-like object and jumps straight at the Crawnopede, crushing her head with the club. He then lands next to Kane and gives him a morning star.

    "Thanks, Wardrobe."

    "Eeeer...Johnny. I think you should care about other stuff." Edward points at Chill digging a hole. He calls their attention by blowing his tongue and falls from it.

    "Go after it Johnnathan." Said Florencia. "We'll take care of these freaks."

    "A Rogue who is a former Vampire Prince over three doom critters...Makes sense. I counting on you, First-Mate." He gives the thumbs up and jumps into the hole Chill went.

    "Should..Should I go with him?" Asked Vanilla.

    "Where he is going is deep dark. For anyone who isn't a Hybrid, will just become a burden. We must trust each other at this point."

    Meanwhile back down, Johnnathan fell quite the distance that he relieved by slipping over the edges. He landed on what seems to be an abandoned mine.

    "A mine below the arena. Probably of Lagomoth origin." He starts to walk around the place and finds a small nugget. "Gold, huh? I guess they took all in one hundred years at most...Maybe half of that."

    "Eeer...Johnny?" Agni's voice echoed through his head. "Was that one of those Rogue Vampires?"

    "Yeah. Totally fucking weird, isn't it?"

    "They aren't all like that, right?"

    "No. He is a special case."

    "Alright then. So what do we do?"

    "Give me a second." Johnnathan used his dark senses and found a trail leading to a rather open path filled with stone pillars. "He went there."

    "Look. You know this already, but this is a trap."

    "We need that key, right?"

    "Unfortunately."

    Johnnathan walked through the tunnel, slowly walking towards the end.

    "It's quiet."

    "....Keeehehehehe." Chill's laugh echoed through.

    "Now there goes the tranquility."

    "Nice to meet you again...Red Beast. Keeehehehehe..."

    "Where are you?"

    "Now, now. Let's take things slowly....Veeeery slowly...Keeehehehe..."

    "Johnny, this guy is all nuts." Said Agni.

    "You know, I always thought you were a bastard with a very big mouth that would just eat everything without even tasting the food. Why the suspense now?"

    "Kehe...Kehehehehe...I spent all my live only feeding on one thing. Not even half a decade passed since I already got sick of the taste of blood. Imagine a whole eternity..."

    "Still not answered my original question."

    "But then I turned Rogue. And things couldn't been better. This eating thing I could never enjoyed it is the real shit, man. Keeehe...Keeeehehehehehehe!"

    "And? You had quite the chance to put me inside your throat? Do you fear I'm too much too handle?"

    "I think you are a delicacy that you don't stumble very often. Not only a Hybrid...But a son of a Red Sword as well."

    "Huh?! How did you-"

    "Don't go think Eve told me everything. I am one of those few who can look through memories by tasting their blood. Only a drop is enough."

    "I see. So from that time you were aiming for that."

    "Most of times...People tend to give a small taste when they are about something new. You see, have you ever killed a guy? You don't just turn his body into worm's food you know. Everything they experienced and breathed, you wipe them all out just like that. I can't help, but feels so great pleasure when munch a whole dude completely while little by little seeing all his pains and pleasures over history!"

    "You sound like a pevert."

    "And you sound like an unique fillet. I mean, really bro? I can't believe someone like has been a pathetic excuse of a bearer of half vampire gene."

    "Excuse me?"

    "Keeehehehe...I told you. I know everything. How you hide in the tiny-bity room like a rat while your mother dies and you can't do nothing. Keehehehehe!"

    "...Is this like you putting spice on me?"

    "You would taste good with a mild spice, but that is not what we're talking about...But there is something that is hesitating me a little bit."

    "Oh? Interesting. What is it?"

    "You know...My sister wouldn't like very much if you died."

    "...Eve?"

    "I don't need to look at your memories to know what is going on here. The way she looks at you...the way she thinks of you...If you were to die, things would be very bad. Oh boo hoo. How does that makes you feel?"

    "What do you mean?"

    "Kehehehehe...It seems you can't admit...yet. You like her don't you, fighter? I mean reeeaaaally like her. I can feel your emotions as well. How your heartbeat went all the way up when she sucked your blood the last time you saw her in Mians...Or at that time when you saw her again as a bonefide woman in Liampool. All you could think of it at that time was...How you wished you could be with her? To embrace her. Touch her hair. Her face....Her chest! Keeeehehehehe!"

    "Eeeew! Is he even old enough to say those things?" Said Agni.

    "Sooooo? It would be a waste for you to die. How about you just become Raven's lapdog already? And have that so well-desired honeymoon?"

    "....Be honest with me. You in particular don't want that, right?"

    ".....No." Chill appears right behind Johnnathan. "Eve doesn't deserve a punk like you anyway, bitch! Keeeeeehaaa!"

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