Level 1 (9/10)
Location: Peach's Castle - Throne Room
Word Count: 615
Well would you look at that! With his attacks seemingly hurting his foe as well as giving the rest of his allies enough of an opportunity to attack Henry was starting to feel confident in this battle. Sure there wasn’t much cohesion or teamwork coming from Henry’s side but he was used to working along. It wasn’t like the mage had any bonds in this group anyway. Thinking about it made him miss Chrom and Robin. Unfortunately while Henry was busy reminiscing the giant dragon was preparing another attack.
The humongous turtle creature retreated into its shell and started spinning at them in a way the dark mage never expected the monster to be able to move. Looks like most of the things from other worlds don’t follow the same laws of physics, and Henry absolutely loved it. So many absurd things are going on and they all looked awesome. He’d definitely try and talk to the rest of his new teammates whenever he finally got the opportunity. But for now a giant spiked shell was barreling towards the boy and he had to think fast. It was too late to try and dodge so there was only one, risky plan that came to mind. The dark magic sparked in front of him and Henry ran and jumped over top of it, the explosion below propelling him upward just enough to clear the very lethal spikes on the turtle’s back. And then he face planted on the ground on the other side. It took him just a moment to get off the ground but when he did the smile on his face hadn’t faltered. “That. Was. AWESOME! Oh man that was so fun, I’ll have to use that again later.” There was almost a childlike innocence in his voice which contradicted to the injuries he sustained from the blast and the fall, even though he acted like they didn’t even happen.
Henry turned back to the boss and noticed the some of the rest of his comrades, as well as a few additions he hadn’t seen before, all laying fire on the fire breathing monster. He also noticed a few of them including the wooden puppet he fought with earlier were working on recruiting new allies to the cause of taking down the king. Well Henry didn’t have much in the ways of convincing people, he was much better at driving them away from him by creeping them out it seemed, so instead he worked on wearing down the annoying and pompous iteration of Bowser. Well, more annoying than usual. “You’re tough bug guy, but I’ve stared down scarier things then you. Let’s see if that superior attitude of yours helps you survive my curses!” The dark mage aimed the explosions of dark magic at his vulnerable face again but a good number of them missed, hitting along his arms and whatever other areas were available. Hopefully his little display and taunt would draw the attention of Megadragonbowser. Henry knew strategy was an important part of battle and while he wasn’t necessarily a tank, Henry was more durable than some of the other fighters. He didn’t mind taking a bit of extra damage with a healer around. Though with all the attacks aimed at it, the mage wasn’t quite sure his plan would work out.
Well, there was one more thing he could try. Charging up the magic more than usual Henry let out a more powerful attack aimed at the evil Bowser’s face. There was a flashier spark than normal indicating the larger explosion and its target destination before the magical burst exploded. “Special delivery!” Henry called out as he let out his attack.