Hachiyama sighed, switching his comms from the groups frequency to a private one between himself and Kobayashi. “I .. Don’t like this.” He said as he continued to look through the sights of his GN sniper. It felt so .. unnatural. Holding a gun. Long ago, Hachiyama watched a gunpla fighter on TV who used only his fists, and he wanted to be as cool as him so he had decided against training in long range weapons. Now having to sit back and use a weapon he couldn’t hit a barn with was annoying.
“I agree,'' came Kobayashi's voice. “Usually Seo sends Komi out first to scout enemies, and if he wanted to bait someone he would usually send out Tanaka. These mercenaries … Seos’ not even thinking of us.”
And it made sense. Hachiyama thought. When we joined the group Seo had put us all through trials in order to find our strengths and weaknesses. Back then, we were a well oiled machine with Seo at the wheel who placed 2nd in Regionals last year. Now? Well, ever since he’d been ticked off by Naoki he’d been blinded by rage.
“If only we could’ve gotten rid of Naoki and Riku in the last tournament, then we could get things back to normal.” Hachiyama sighed. They both switch back to the main frequency as they hear the tale end of Seos plan against team Imagine Victory, again. For the third time today.
“-And finally once we separate him from his squad, we’ll flank and finish him off. The rest will be easy pickings after that. Understood?”
“Understood.” All four of them parroted absentmindedly. Not really paying attention and focusing on their scouting.
As the sounds of battle from the North and South continued, the group failed to notice as the scorpion-like Mobile armor continued its silent advance.
Outside the Kishimoto Arcade in front of its entrance, Hanako paced as she walked back and forth, deciding whether to enter the store or not.
‘It would be fine, right? He had told her about the tournament today so it was fine to just show up, She was just showing her support! But it would be weird since we’re not on the same team! Still though,’ She thought with a pause as she looked down at the gunpla case in her hand. ‘He might need this.’
Walking into the arcade, at the very front stood the arena with multiple screens above showing the battle between Team Imagine Victory VS Team Noa Family, the battle just beginning. “Drat, just missed it.” She cursed as she walked to the side, watching the fight unfold.
As the Asshimar and Wing crashed to the ground, Hanako flinched, watching the wing obliterate. A suicide drop, a common tactic in WARS and something she used herself as an expert aeriel fighter.
As she saw Blades Unit get destroyedhe began to wonder what his next move was going to be before she heard a slam and saw Blade walk out of his holographic battle station, GP base left behind. “Blade, what are you doing?” She asked as she ran up to him. “WARS isn’t like other formats, You can’t leave your team hanging even after defeat!” She then pointed at the scoreboard.
Team Imagine Victory: 9000p
Team Noa Family: 4000p
“The battle doesn’t end,” She then held the Gunpla case out to him, “Until one side has 0 points.”
Naoki pulled out the anti-ship sword from the Apsaras II at Rikus' command, “I hope you know what you’re doing!” Naoki said as he jumped off the Apsaras and used his thrusters to get back onto the Yamato. He wasn’t sure if Riku could actually end this with only its cannon damaged. Never the less, he decided to trust Riku again to finish off the Mobile Armor.
Now higher above, Naoki could see the whole battlefield and zoomed in on Kais' fight. He smiled as he watched the rocket grapple/chain gun combo, followed by a throw to the enemy behind him. The red Zaku crashed into the other with great force before Kai shot at the red one, blowing them both up.
He was always impressed by Kais fighting. Clean, fast, efficient, and most importantly unwavering. Despite gunpla battles being a proxy battle, many people still hesitated and flinched when fighting. It was human nature to respond, and with Gunpla battles advanced holograms people could be greatly immersed.
Naoki suspected Kai had combat experience, outside of Gunpla. He reminded him alot of an old friend of his. But honestly he was unsure if it was appropriate to ask. The team had only been together for 2 weeks and they’d only met up a few times.
Knowing Kai was fine he turned his attention to Riku, watching as he flew and aimed his blade at the underside of the Apsaras. Riku's blade pierced through its underside and its whole blade was buried within the machine before Riku reached its core.
‘Why Riku? What was your plan?’ Naoki worried confused, Before he could contemplate more however, he saw the shine of Rikus' hilt as particles began to flow into it, and was hit with a wave of nostalgia. He had seen something similar before, a World level gunpla battle from long ago. The blade with a shining light cut upward as the Shin Musha Hyaku Shiki flew up and sliced the giant MA in two with its glowing gold blade. The two parts of the machine veered off as they fell to the sides, huge explosions simultaneously covering the battlefield in pink smoke in a dramatic finish.
Naoki smiled. Despite Riku and Kai both being ‘bad boys’, he could tell after a week of building and training there was a lot of difference between them as well. Riku was a fighter just like Kai, but he was also a builder through and through. And thanks to that knowledge he can fight creatively. He switched out gunpla to take advantage of his new terrain, and he even took advantage of the Apsarases own generator spot and used it to power his own attack.
Naoki smiled, he truly did get lucky that last tournament to find fighters like these. He opened comms with his two other squad mates. “Kai, Riku, great job both of you.” He said with a satisfied smile, “Get back on board and use the catapult to launch towards the base. With a defeat like that they won’t be able to recover their full force, there’ll probably only be 1 or 2 of them there. I’ll take the Yamato and head towards the others, I’m afraid … ” He paused, looking at the unit status screen, a page only available to team leaders, and saw Blades unit had been destroyed and was now on a countdown. 38 seconds before he could redeploy. “They might need backup. Haro, lower down so we can pick up Kai.” No POV
As the two of them are launched towards the base, while descending from the sky they both saw that in front of the base, out in the open, stood a lone mobile suit. Covered in extra green armor and two large gatlings, a sole Full Armor Gundam stood as the last line of defense. “Come at me- No.” As he said that, a volley of gatling fire shot from beneath the lakes water, the bullets flying at them as they finally landed. “Come at us!” He said as an armored Zaku Cannon with a gatling emerged from the water.
The two of them in their last attempt of defending their base fired a volley of bullets forward at the two.
@KenjuGuySojiro Noa POV (Guncannon Grandson!)
As the Guncannons head was ripped off its body, Sojiro cursed over the public channels for Jun to hear. “You! You!” Sojiro trembled before remembering something. “You should’ve learned to go for the chest!!” He said as he mimicked his grandfather and the Guncannon broke apart to reveal its own core fighter. He flew into the air out of the Miracles range.
His grandfather's voice came through the comms. “Sojiro, help me get rid of the enemy plane! Without it the Miracle won’t catch up to the train!” Sojiro smiled.
“There’s no way you're escaping us, my gramps is a former SDF pilot! He’s got skills for days!” He said as he watched and joined his grandfather's pursuit of Tomiyoka. Sojiro would NOT let this flier get away from them. His gramps had taught him everything he could about flying and he would not disappoint him!
As the two flew out of Juns range, before he could even react, a single shot hit the Miracles shoulder, staggering him for a moment. Approaching from the base was a single GN Sniper, their body low as they slowly walked forward.
‘Perfect.’ Sojiro thought looking down, ‘Out here in the desert there’s nowhere to hide. Hijiki will hold him here, at least long enough for the train to reach its destination.’ He thought smugly. Hijikis plan was working perfectly!
@RennyAkuma POV (Red Virgo)
Akuma was annoyed, incredibly annoyed. He had put too much faith in that damn Haro to destroy the base while we distract the enemy, but there’s only ONE here! But worse of all was that it could dodge every shot they threw at it!!!
As four of their six planet defensors were destroyed, the powerful barrier protecting them weakened dramatically. Damn!
The Baelstorm zigged and zagged out of sight before reappearing in his peripherals. Akuma jumped upwards and avoided the horizontal slash. His second in command? Not so lucky, as his Virgo was bisected. “You missed asshole!” He yelled as he watched the Baelstorm spin, and like a true demon, it transformed into a form with a feral hand and grabbed a tree, throwing it at Akuma.
Akumas 2 remaining planet defensors moved in front of him, being instently destroyed on contact and hitting his midair Red Virgo with its remains. Before he could even recover, he watched as Ryoichi executed his remaining two teammates. Their Leos not able to survive going against the superior machine.
“Bah, pathetic all of them, just an instant waste of points.” He said with a scowl. “I need to make some distance from that arm.” He said as he began to retreat, but was cut off as the Baelstorm began transforming before firing again. “Diieeeee!!” He yelled in desperation as he charged forward, seeing no way out.
As the Virgo charged forward towards the Baelstorm on autopilot, quickly set his Virgo to self destruct and disengaged, losing control of the Virgo.
As the count down timer clicked down, he set up preparation to take control of the Scorpio.
@DezuelOniki POV (Yellow Pisces)
Oniki struggled to dodge the first strike from the four armed mobile suit. When he grabbed the arms of the machine to hold it down, he was surprised by what he saw. A monster. It looked like a damn black and orange monster with four arms and a single eye. As Oniki let go of its arms and dodged two beam sabers from its secondary arms, he began to wonder how his opponent was even able to do something like that!!
A friendly assault of missiles shot at the monster, allowing Oniki to escape and recoup. “Hit him hard and don’t let him get close! Those sub arms are bad news!!!” He warned his squadmates as he joined in the volley, watching as the Creusherazade ascended and countered with its own volley of bullets, intercepting their missiles.
Smoke began to surround the battlefield, obscuring his vision. “Anyones got visual?” He asked, only to here a sudden scream from one of his teammates. He turned around to see the Creusherazade slam one of his teammates to the ground, before flying back into the air to finish off the other in a barrage of gunfire.
"Look upon me and tremble! Hahaha!" Charmaines voice mocked over the comms.
Oniki blasted upwards again, he wouldn’t fail this attack this time! As he grabbed the Creusherazade arms one more time, he revealed his pisces hidden twin beam weapons. “YOU’RE MINE!!!” He yelled firing the rifle.
However, it backfired against him and he was attacked himself!! He let go as he heard, "Submit to me!" Over the comms. Ending his unit in a slash.@Renny@DezuelNo POV
As Char looked around for more enemies, and Rypichi dealt with the charging Virgo shaped bomb, a voice over the team comms yells out to both Char and Ryoichi.
“MERCS YOU NEED TO GET BACK HERE IMMEDIATELY!!”
“MERCS YOU NEED TO GET BACK HERE IMMEDIATELY!!” Seos voice yelled over the radio as we continued to fire at the suddenly appearing Mobile Armor. It had attacked them out of nowhere, from completely silent to extremely loud in an instant! The Scorpio seemed to have some sort of cloaking function, and once it was out of the forest's cover it transformed and used its planet defensor generating shield to block the GN rifles blasts. It then started shooting at them, and had already destroyed one of their control towers.
As the large 24 meter tall unit destroyed Tanaka with a blast, Hachiyama began to regret joining this tournament with a stupid gun.