Yuri day was going so
slowly, it was almost physically painful - it felt like she was itching all over. She'd hoped that cutting classes and hitting the arcades would alleviate some of the boredom, but in the end it was pointless; as she thought, the only way to scratch this itch was a fight. She couldn't think of anything else that would do it. Sadly, it was the middle of the day, and delinquents, the fun ones at least, didn't come out until evening hit. She could always start a ruckus in a local slum, but that felt like too much trouble, even for her - the people there had long memories, and though they were usually sportsmanlike about getting the crap beaten out of them, if it was uncalled for, they would prove to be vindictive and petty - she knew this for a fact.
No delinquents, no slum dwellers, no bikers gangs out at the moment. So, all that was left were Negari
The thought sent an excited shiver down her spine. It had scarcely been three months since her inception as a magical girl, but more and more she was beginning to enjoy her 'duty' - being able to fight Negari was probably the best thing to ever happen to her. The entire sensation was just too different from fighting person to be any comparison. The demons always took different forms, always had something
up their sleeve.
More importantly, there was absolutely no hesitation. The black spawn would, and could, take every chance to kill her. There was no reservations, no moral compunctions about ending her with the next blow - they wanted her dead, and she could respond in kind.
Every move could be her last. A single mistake could cost her life. And all the while, if she survived, she would become stronger and stronger.
She didn't think she'd ever get enough of it!
If there was one downside to this whole magical girl deal, however, it was . . ."P-please stick to the patrol route I outlined for you Yuri!"
A distraught looking fairy floated next to her, wafting around what looked like a map of the city. Yuri sighed, and continued walking, phone in hand. It wasn't as though she didn't understand, she really did. She had a duty
to keep the city safe from Negari, and she had nothing against Frudie wanting her to be a model magical girl - the fairy had a right, she was the one responsible for her becoming one in the first place - but something as mundane and regimental as patrolling was just not her thing.
More to the point, the word patrolling implied another thing, that wherever she went was a part of her territory. A bit earlier, she had gotten into a rather heated
. . . debate with a neighboring magical girl. She was unaware that, apparently, some magical girls declared certain areas as their territory for some reason or the other. It certainly made combating Negari over a large area efficient when each girl knew who or if someone could respond, but for someone like her who was unaware of such things and frankly just didn't care, well, it was a constant cause of conflict.
In any case, her fairy partner insisted on following a planned-out route to patrol, as well as a bunch of other troublesome activities all so that she could be a 'model magical girl'."Aah, come on Frudie-chibi, it's my day off, cut me some slack!"
she whined halfheartedly. They've done this song and dance a dozen times before.
Frudie replied with the expected answer. "That's what you said yesterday. And the day before that. Also, you're supposed to be at school right now!""Ah yeah, forgot 'bout that!"
The fairy gave a long-suffering sigh. Yuri had no intention to take this seriously, that much was clear. Still, it wouldn't hurt her to just go on a patrol every once in awhile! Just to make it apparent that she was doing her duty as a magical girl and not skiving off doing who knows what with her abilities!
Except that was exactly what she was doing. Frudie sighed as her partner stopped walking to take a seat."Good signal here."
The two of them were no on top of a signal tower. Why they were here, Frudie had no idea - she couldn't even recall how
they got here!"Anyway, no need for a patrol right now. Looks like we got a Negari attack near Yamashita,"
she said, staring at her phone. Social media was a one hell of a blessing for things like this. A grin slowly made it's way across her face.
Just the thing she needed to scratch that itch . . .
. . . is what she thought at the time. By the time they got there, it looked like a bunch of magical girls had already responded. Their opponent was one huge Negari. Powerful, but dimwitted and with some cooperation, not really much of a threat. The thing was practically done for. Observing them from atop a nearby building, she had a good vantage point to view the battle.
Ugh, she wished she got here earlier. Much as she wanted to dive in and join the fun, there wasn't actually much left to do.
Well, she did watch the other Magical Girls at work. Observing her fellows in battle was always interesting for her. She's gotten into a few scuffles with them in the short span of time she's been one, but never a serious fight - Frudie insisted more than anything else that she not get into a fight with another Magical Girl. The times it looked like it that line might actually be crossed, the poor fairy would break down into tears and cling to her like no tomorrow, and that kind of display killed off any chance of her actually enjoying the fight.
Back to the battle with the Negari, the girls were chipping away at it, one chunk at a time. As expected, lack of any form of strategic planning offset the things huge size. Eventually, it was overwhelmed through the girls teamwork. She gave them a respectful smile from a distance. It was a good fight, even if it didn't really get her blood-boiling; it was pretty cool to watch them give it their all. Judging from how worn out they were, they had really pushed themselves. The purple haired girl looked just about ready to keel over too.
She was just about to get up and leave when her instincts screamed at her. Her head whipped back, and suddenly dozens of Negari flooded the streets. Her eyes narrowed as she watched them spread everywhere, their destructive instincts calling out to them as they attacked nearby civilians.
She grinned. It looked like she would get to have her fun after all."Frudie-chibi,"
she motioned, and the fairy nodded in understanding as she prepared to enter her 'Magical Girl Mode'. As power flooded through her, her clothes dissolved only to be replaced in an instant with her signature kimono and geta. Her hair shone brilliant gold, and like a comet crashing from the heavens, Magical Girl Golden Flower descended!
Her first landing ended up killing two Negari on the spot. She found that relative to their size, they were fairly weak, pretty much the run-of-the mill Negari. The only problem was how many of them there were."Well, whatever,"
she thought offhandedly. She'd do what she could. Things like crowd control were out of her hands.
Through the chaos of the street, she was acutely aware that the magical girls from earlier were being surrounded. She had no idea how well they'd fare to being swarmed, but she was aware that they were fresh from a fight. What's more, she could see one of them crying. With a 'tch', she shot towards them.
Golden Flower bulldozed her way through several Negari who had yet to react to her presence, tossing them or smashing their heads in with incredible strength, until she landed in front of Aigis. Inhaling deeply, she planted a foot in front of one Negari, and kicked
with enough force to sending it flying with several others.
She gripped the purple-haired Magical Girl by the collar, lifting her towards her face."What the hell do you think you're doing? This is no time for tears, understand!?"
she yelled, glaring angrily at the other girl.