“They’re gonna kill us...aren't they?"
Roy lookeded her in the eyes, almost wishing he hadn't. It hurt to look at her and all he could see was despair, he honestly didn't know what was going to happen next. They came and destroyed them without any effort, killing off their best fighter within minutes. It was discouraging for sure but he could let Kaida know about what was on his mind. He kneeled down and placed his hand on her shoulder. "No...we're not..we wont die here. I've been close to death many times in my life, and the odd thing about it is you never know when it will come for you. I refuse to go right here and just like Reina i'll put everything on the line if it means we get to see another sunrise."
Suddenly, a single clap could be heard in the destroyed ally, after a moment another, then another in a mocking sound. A tall man in more traditional clothing seemingly materialized out of the shadows that remained in the ally. He too wore a mask, more detailed than the previous two men, and more evil looking. Having on his back a Odachi, a chain connected to the pommel, wrapped around his shoulder and waist a few times before connecting again to another katana on his back. He stopped just next to the cylinder of light Roy made. His head turning to the side to look at the boy who was trying to comfort that girl. His hands dropping to the side. Seemingly totally uninterested and unafraid in the three pro heros standing in front of him. “Brave words Roy Kusayanagi. But that is all they are. It would seem Kadia Beaumont is right today. You will all die…”
He said in a deep distorted voice.
Roy felt a chill go down his spine as he turned turned the commanding voice behind him. Upon getting a look on who it was he couldn't help but sense the unreal amount of bloodlust that resonated from the unknown man. “Ho-how do you know our names?”
All he could do was talk and grasp dearly onto any amount of time .“Who the hell are you guys?”
He was asking pointless questions, things that had nothing to do with the situation at hand. It was as if his mind had shutdown and his body was acting on its own. Roy stood up to look face to face at the man though deep down he was terrified, for once he felt like he was truly going to die.
Kaida didn't seem to really hear Roy’s answer to her question...as if she didn’t believe it. Like Roy as well, she also received a chill down her spine when she heard the clapping. She looked behind her to see a tall man and her blood froze when she heard him speak. She's met this man before...recognizing his mask, and that cold disconnected voice. She pulled back unconsciously to the other side of the cylinder. He was just as scary…. The only other man she met that was as scary as her father…. She didn’t dare breath a word, even though commented on her question, fear building again inside her…
The two relieving professional heroes arrived just in time. Not to fight the two subordinates, but rather to witness this new entity appearing in front of them. ”Must be their boss…”
The leader mumbled under her breathe, whispering to her two dear friends.
The black haired man merely unsheathed his blade. But to demonstrate he was no mere normal nameless heroes, he stabbed his saber onto the ground. Instantly, debris around him began to lift up by itself. Big, small, he effortlessly lifted it.
The other girl with black hair and a pair of dragon-horns also demonstrated not a glimpse of fear. Her eyes had turned from white to blood red. Her irises appeared a slit, and the edge seemed to glow with intensity. ”How about you show that to our face then rather than tALK SMACK.”
One simple statement. Near the last words been said, the voice was heavily distorted. It wasn’t her voice. It wasn’t even the tough and brave head of the Chinese Shogeki clan. It was her inner dragon. Her indomitable spirit that had never bent to anyone.
All of a sudden, an illusion of a towering Shenlong dragon seemed to fade into existence. Even for just a few seconds, the seemingly transparent dragon could strike fear to the weak-hearted. She knew it would not work, but it was a demonstration of their message. Not through empty words. Just actions.
The man didn’t budge, his hands simply folding behind his back as he looked over to the three heros. Clearly bored with their ‘demonstration.’ Without moving, the air seemed to grow instantly colder, and more menacing. Shadows swirled around the group, pulling from every nook and cranny around them and forming into one large blob between the heros and himself. After a moment as the blob began to take shape, debri began to lift around him as well, a little more fluidly than the dark haired sky knight. The blob finally took form of a tiger, just about the same size of the dragon before him.
He turned back to Roy and causally said, “We’ve been watching the two of you since you were born…”
He didn’t answer the other question. As he looked back to the three heroes. “First and final warning, continue investigating us...you will all Die.”
All the debris around Albert were dropped to the ground as he lifted his saber. Hmph. Again with the threats. Even if the lion’s display was impressive, the fact that he did not fight did not impress them at all. But was it worth the risk at all. The three heroes were perhaps the most prideful, being among the top graduates, and at least once being in one of the top most powerful heroes of all, but they were not blinded with recklessness. By the looks of him, he was no easy picking. But should they fight at all? They had not accomplish their missions at all. Those two attackers were still there, and if they let them go, that would just be a mission fail. Completely.
Looking back at the sky, the blue squadron’s leader could see the sniper group in combat. They were dealing it well, but from the very looks of it, they were not equally matched here, even with eight combatants in tow
There was no choice but to swallow their pride.”Then leave.”
The three heroes all agreed, without uttering a single words to each other. They could leave, for now. But if those cocky people dare to hit at their back...
The man stood there, he was actually quite surprised the Sky knights, “defenders of the heavens and justice and all that blah and boring meaningless shit, would actually back down. Perhaps they were smarter than he expected. He looked over to Rakasha, as he did, his tiger construct suddenly wisped away and collected all seemingly into the man. The rocks simply falling where they were as well.
Seeing that his younger brother had Michiko, holding the yarls grandniece by the throat, but it was clear he stopped trying to kill her now that he was here, now using her as a hostage. ”Good dogs...”
he said as he turned his back to his opponents. Oh and Aurelia?”
He turned his head to look over his shoulder. ”When you go to the clockwork cafe tomorrow morning... try some earl grey tea with Lemon and some sugar… not too much, just a smidge...I find it so much more flavorful.”
he said in a casually amused tone.
Suddenly reaching out towards Kaida, a shadow snaked up from behind her and wrapped around her neck, burning her instantly at the cold touch, She then was yanked from her spot and crashed through the light construct and into his hand, which he held her by the throat.
Kadia let out a scream as the shadow wrapped around her neck, she could hear the skin sizzling as she reached up and tried to grab what was doing it...only to burn her hands even more. She wasn’t prepared for being pulled through roys construct as her head smashed against it hard, bloodying her nose. She still tried to struggle, even after his hand was around her throat. Despite her efforts to use her draconic strength, it seemed she couldn’t even muster it...as if it was being suppressed somehow… Her claws digging into the man's arm, but he only squeezed harder with each scratch, ”Ms. Beaumont is far too dangerous to be allowed to roam free… we could have another incident like with her father…”
Roy watched silently as the man spoke, how did he know them since birth? This man was frightening and mysterious yet he caused so much curiosity in the boy. He wanted to ask the guy more questions but that would be ridiculous in this moment. The man simply warned them before turning around in which Roy released all the tension in his muscles. It wasn’t like he even planned on chasing after these guys anytime soon.
He spoke too quickly.
From behind him he heard a scream and right from under his nose Kaida was whisked away, the blonde reached out for her but was too slow. Out of his care and into the enemies grasp, the man held kaida by the throat, he could see she was being tortured simply by his grasp. Just the sight was enough to snap him out of his trance. The only thing now was getting her back, it was time to put into practice what he had been preaching. Roy clenched his hands, releasing a dazzling light off his body as he prepared to take off.“You don’t have the right to take away her freedom, you and your pals are the ones who are dangerous.”
The blonde slid his feet back as he prepared for take off, the amount of energy he had gathered was enough to create a current as his immense heat mixed with the mans frosty air.
Kadia looked over to roy with tears in her eyes, she knew he wasn’t going to sit by idly, but she couldn't see him get killed either…”Roy...dont…please.” she managed to squeak out
He didn’t care anymore, if he didn’t react now it would be too late, he would never see her again. Death would have possibly been better than living with that feeling for the rest of his life, living with regret.
He burned brightly like the sun, his pupils gone. All that could be seen from his eye sockets was a blinding yellow glow, it was all or nothing right here right now. Roys body temperature had risen so high that his skin was beginning to sear, surely causing 2nd degree burns.“What more do you bastards want to take from us?!”
he said gritting his teeth before placing both hands on the ground as if he preparing to run a sprint before pushing off with his left leg. The amount of energy he released from his leg was enough to decimate the ground beneath him creating a medium sized crater. As he flew through the air he added onto the destruction caused by Reina earlier, any debris that was in his path was violently thrown to the side as he flew through the air in a fireball of intense energy.
The man stood there watching Roy powering up. Seeing his father's quirk starting to show really, but still nothing in comparison to that man. When Roy launched himself towards him, the shadows started coming from behind him and swirling around his arm and latching onto it, causing his entire arm to become black as night. At the last possible moment he stepped to the side and with all his force reached up, catching roy by the throat. The force pushing the three back a good ten feet before coming to a stop. Without waiting, the man smashed roy down into the ground with all his strength, causing a crater to appear under him.
Standing up, half the clothes on the man were now burnt off, third degree burns on his chest, and as the shadows released from his arm, they could see only first degree burns on his palm. He looked down at the boy and tilted his head to the side. ”Out of respect for your spirit, courage, or sheer stupidity, whatever you want to call it, I won't kill you today… Partially out of respect for your father as well.”
With that attack Roy was paralysed from one blow, the fiery ball of rage was put out in an instant and all that was left was a shirtless boy lying in the crater, his eyes were open but his body was limp as he laid on the floor on the brink of passing out.. Smoke rose from his limbs and the craters as you could visibly see the burns along his upper torso and arms.
Of all the losses he suffered this one had to hurt the most, the fight that counted the most was the quickest he had ever lost in anything. Rage, Death, Sorrow, resent, bitterness
were the five things that was on his mind as he laid still in the ground.“You...father…”
he tried to get back up but his body refused to budge an inch. He knew his father...something Roy wanted to know about. It was even someone this super villain respected, who was is father?“Wh-why”