"Hey, hey! My eyes are up here, you now?"
Chie said when Chiaki looked literally past, or perhaps, into her. "If you wanna know, I'm not following her orders right now. But I could patch you up if you really wanna talk to the boss so much,"
she added, before taking a step to the side."But, it would really help me get some points, if you became a good girl and didn't cause more trouble than necessary in the middle of the school day,"
Chie said before putting up her best puppy-eyed face."If you didn't intend to cause trouble, why are you transformed."
The fact that Chie had taken on her magical garbs wasn't lost on Chiaki and she looked up and down the girl's uniform. The two of them ignored whatever interaction was held between Rania and Kanbaru; it was probably for the best. "What I think is you mean to impede my path regardless,"
she said in a sigh, taking a step forward. "Have it your way then.""What, you don't like it when a girl comes to see you while wearing her Sunday best?"
Chie said after the other girl's rebuke. "Anyway, I could let you go if you only told me what you even want to do around here. I mean, we are friends, aren't we? You certainly can spare a moment to let me know,"
she added, taking a step closer to Chiaki."Let me go?"
For the first time today, Chiaki's expression changed. It dipped down into a smirk that seemed too wide for her lips and too bright for her features. "At what point did you think I was under your authority."
Chiaki was on Chie before she even finished her sentence, a fist slamming into the puppet's gut. It sparked with a vibrating discharge that shot Chie away from her like a rocket slamming into the school hall walls. Rania seemed to be having her own with Kanbaru so she left her partner with the other girl, slowly stalking forward in Chie's direction."Argh!"
Chie spat as she was flung away faster than she could notice, only to be met with a crushing embrace with a wall. "Pfft! You know what I meant to say,"
she said after spitting some 'blood'. "Then again, you are that puppy's sister,so I shouldn't be surprised that the only way we can talk is like this!"
Chie said as she threw a punch right back at Chiaki.
If looks could kill, the stoic glare Chiaki gave to the wired copy would have stopped Chie's heart stone dead; if she had one. Body vibrating like a pulsing ghost, she sidestepped from the fist aimed at her face. In the same fluid motion she lurched down and swept her leg, tripping up Chie. As the other girl stumbled, she would be met with another vibrating fist, this time against her
cheek, Chiaki sending her flying. "You need to learn to keep a muzzle on your toys, Touka. Before it says something it will regret. First and final warning.""Argh!"
Chie repeated her groan from not long ago after being hit a second time without even being able to land a single strike of her own. "Alright, I see that you are not fooling around, but this is even less reason for me to let you go around and ruin our day even more,"
she added as she got back to her feet, after rolling with the impact of Chiaki's punch. "I may not have any ice to cool your head down, but this will probably be enough to knock the wind out of you!"
Chie declared before lunging forward, summoning her spear, aimed right at Chiaki's chest.
The blow was parried with a harsh slash of the Dark Repulser. One blade in hand, Chiaki summoned another and slashed it right for Chie's face. Her feet carried her forward, being the one to put pressure on Chie. Red light arced and lit up the school hallway as Chiaki swung with precise abandon, daring Chie to make a step forward, let alone counter at all. "You will need more than this to halt Mugetsu,"
the former Detention Club President toned."Well, thank you for the tip, then,"
Chie said as she winced back, trying to protect herself from Chiaki's furious assault. Fighting like this wasn't easy, not after she burned all of her stored power a few days ago, but at least she had enough to pull a few more neat tricks. Like creating a clone right behind Chiaki and attacking her two flanks at once. Which was just what Chie did as a grin came back to her lips."So slow."
As her eyes tracked the movement of the second Black Shot behind her, Mugetsu forced both Dark Repulsers together to create their signature double-bladed form. From there it was a simple matter of deflecting and parrying the spear blows from both sides of her, the Devil Arm spun hauntingly in her hands as she whirled around with deadly grace. Traces of her blades connected with the lockers around them, leaving behind red hot scars into Miso City High's property. "And then, they call me because of the collateral damage..."
Chie quipped as Chiaki was unfazed by her multi-directional attack. "Though, there's still more from where that came from!"
she yelled as another pair of clones came out of Chiaki's very on shadow, seeking to hold the blonde in place while the already existing ones tried to score an actual blow."Oh?"
A third clone wasn't too unexpected but it happened all the same. The third Black Shot had pooled out from her own shadow and held her back, catching her arms in her own. At the same time, the other two lunged forward to try and strike the dark girl down. "You rely on the same tactics, Touka."
Mugetsu's body began to vibrate at impossible speeds and she slipped right through the clone's hold. Leaping up high in a flip, she slammed herself around in the air, smacking all three with a boot to the face. They were still reeling even as she landed again."Tsk! Trying to fight someone like you is a pain in the ass, you know?"
Chie said as she was forced to merge with her clones after Chiaki's counter. If she couldn't relly on her usual moves, she would have to improvise, if she wanted to get out of this while not looking like a weakling. Just as she thought so, Chie remembered something that might give her an edge, at least for one attack. Even if it would likely only invite more furious counter later..."Ok, let's see how you like this little trick I picked up from a lost puppy!"
Chie yelled as she created another clone, this time on the outside and used its blade to reflect the light of the sun from outside, reflecting off the windows, on Chiaki's face. It was a blatant copy of one of Luna's favorite cheap moves — one that she learned from Chiaki no less — but something that the other girl likely wasn't expecting. And then, she followed the blinding attack with a kick to Chiaki's stomach, trying to disable the other magical girl as fast as she could."If I'm so difficult to move, you should stop wasting your time-"
Using the environment around her was something she thought beyond the clone's sentience. The moment that clone was made manifest in the chilly air outside, using its blade to direct the sunlight, Mugetsu instantly knew what she was doing. And she seethed with an aura of darkness that almost engulfed the entire school. "You...Why you-grhn!"
Her body moved on its own, raising her arm up to shield her eyes. It had left her wide open to Black Shot's boot, sending her stumbling backwards.
Her boots skidded harshly against the ground until she finally righted herself from the force of Black Shot's kick. Mugetsu grip tightened around Dark Repulser while her free hand clutched her gut. "....I changed my mind. I'm sending you back to Touka in pieces."
The look of ensured death was painted on her expression as she stared down the walking wired girl."Come on, don't look at me like that. I'm the only one here who actually liked that puppyhead,"
Chie said as she noticed Chiaki's seething anger. What did she even understand of grief anyway? Sure, she may have lost her sister but what about Chie who never had anything, or anyone, in the first place? "Anyway, it's about time we end this show, soon enough people will begin to walk around here and I'm sure you wouldn't want to break your own rules, would you?"
she added before flinging a number of dark daggers on Chiaki, each of which would split up when they got close enough, acting more like a shotgun blast than a bullet. If this move was enough to harm Luna, it probably would work on her sister as well, or so Chie though."Don't you...dare lecture me."
Showing more than enough emotion than usual, the darkness that had encompassed Mugetsu's entire form flared out in hateful waves. It was similar to the negativity that constantly ebbed away from Touka, a sensation Black Shot would have been well aware of. The flaring darkness halted the knives where they stood, draining away their power and letting them clang to the floor to become disparaged wires. Useless and broken. Body twitching, Mugetsu suddenly disappeared from Black Shot's perception.
It would be too late to realize it was not twitches, but vibrations that spurned her on. Mugetsu zipped from locker to locker, each one caving in from her slamming landing as she surrounded Black Shot on all sides. The negativity in the air was growing, near choking human students now who were foolish enough to wander close to the invisible battle. "Ok, you are beginning to really piss me off. Do you think it's hard to lose something? Then, try having nothing to begin with!"
Chie shouted, raising her voice as the darkness around her grew. Instead of being crushed by it, the empty puppet as she was, drew upon the dark energies, her own negativity and mood getting progressively worse, along with Chiaki. And so did her powers grow by the moment as the fact that her next swings would get closer and closer to hit Chiaki, despite the other girl's speed. It was probably only a matter of time until th two of them were right around the same level. What would be of everythign around them was yet to be seen."Don't talk to me about losing something!"
For the first time in their encounter, Mugetsu voice roared back among the black blurs surrounding Black Shot. The wire clone was howling to a hurricane at this point, every one of her swings deflected back; until soon enough, those same swings were assaulting her now. From every angle, every inch of her artificial body was barraged with blows and swipes of Dark Repulser, culiminating at last with two harsh boots into her back that slammed her to the school floor.
A loud, thundering crack resounded as Mugetsu stood literally above her opponent. With her blades heaved, she eyed the back of Black Shot's throat and thrust down without a second though. But the puppet felt no pain resounding at her neck, even if she could feel it. The red hot blades instead stabbed through her shoulder, pinning her down. For the longest time Mugetsu just stared at Black Shot's back beneath her boots, visibly shaking as the darkness swelled.
These were real twitches now and she glanced around before aiming to calm her breath. More of an outburst would soon be lethal to mortal viewers, though neither of them noticed the interested expressions of a televised screen in the corner. "What do you know about losing someone, anything? All you are is an empty vessel. A puppet who can't feel a thing,"
Mugetsu hissed, wretching her blade out of Black Shot. "And because of that you have no power against me. You're weak and will remain just as empty as you were born....""Ahhh! Get away from me!"
Chie roared back as she struggled to free herself from Chiaki's oppression. Her voice was distorted, almost to an ihuman degree as the darkness permeated the void at her core. The fact that Chiaki's rebuke didn't help her regain her composure was one last drop in the bucket. That said, soon enough, Chie's scowl turned into a twisted grin and she looked up at Chiaki with eyes that betrayed a growing inner malice. "Or maybe not. After all, if I'm empty...
But Mugetsu wasn't listening. Her head was pointed up towards the ceiling and it slowly dawned on the Dark Magical Girl that her target was no longer present. In fact, she had left some time ago. "You've cost me my hunt. Tch."
Her sword summoned away, she leaned down and grabbed Black Shot by her hair, slowly dragging her back towards where they had come. Like a specter of Death, she ignored whatever insults her defeated opponent had to say before meeting up with Rania and Kanbaru again."Quit messing around. We're done here,"
was all Mugetsu said to her partner, tossing Black Shot over Kanbaru. Without another word of acknowledgment, the grieving Magical Girl stalked away. She didn't care for the fact that their resulting battle had set the school fire alarm system to go off. That wasn't her problem.
As for Chie, once all the negative darkness surrounding Chiaki began to diminish, so did her own instability. Once the other two left all she did was turn towards her partner and say, "Well, at least it seems like we will not have afternoon classes, right?"
with a twisted grin still stamped in her face.