Day 5: Great Battles! Commence!
Draco hesitantly grasped the handle of his zweihander and slowly stepped into the ring. He was up against the one known as Rock.
“Do you really think your strength will match mine?” boasted Rock.
“I don’t know. But I will use my sword against you.” Draco answered Rock.
Rock tried to smash Draco with an overhead strike and succeded thus leaving Draco lying motionlessly on the ground. He was hit by several slams and his stamina was draining…
“C’mon, Draco… You can do it… I know you can…” thought Tira.
Immediately, Draco rolled to the side and kicked Rock hard in the face. He also drove him off with several attacks and various sword swings. Rock fell to the ground and finally said…
Draco triumphantly walked down the arena and a cheerful Tira congratulated him with a hug.
“Well done, Draco! I’m very impressed!” she grinned.
“Erm… Yeah… Thanks…” blushed Draco.
“This isn’t over yet though, I’m still up against you so, you’d better prepare yourself.” she told him as she let go.
“I will. Guarantee this a quick match.”
Tira saw Joshua leaning on the wall and Sara was talking to him. Joshua somehow looked away in frustration for some reason and Sara put a hand on his shoulder.
“Those two are kinda cute when they’re together.” smiled Tira.
“Do you really think they’re attached? It looks like Joshua’s feeling a little bit of bitterness.”
Tira looked at the two and Joshua walked away with a bitter expression on his face. Sara tried to reach out for him but he left so soon. She then walked towards Tira.
“What’s the matter?”
“I don’t know if you’ll believe me but… Joshua’s a demon.”
“What?!” said Draco and Tira in unison.
“Yes. He is. Didn’t you notice? Super human strength? Ability to summon the gates of hell? He is a demon! And the reason why he’s in this world is because his own kind wants him destroyed.”
“Then why did he walk away from you?”
“He said…. Humans will try to destroy him in any way possible…”
“Why won’t he trust us?” Draco asked.
Sara refused to answer. Instead, she ran off looking for Joshua. When the school bell rang, all warriors proceeded to the cafeteria. Joshua, as usual, sat alone and looked like he played with his food… literally. He turned the pile of meatloaf into a tiny golem which he commanded to walk around the table and back on his plate again.
“Hey, Draco.” Mia approached Draco’s table.
“Hello, Mia. What’s up?”
“I heard I’m up against this Yun Seong guy.”
“Yun Seong huh?”
Soon, a young man approached Draco’s table. He had a very cool hairstyle and it seemed that he never wanted anybody to touch it. He was Maxi.
“And you are?”
“Maxi. Did this girl say she was up against Yun Seong?”
“Yeah. She did.”
“Tell you what, according to some rumors, Kilik found a photo album in his locker. It contained some underskirt panty shots.”
“WHAT?!? AND YOU’RE TELLING ME AT A TIME LIKE THIS?!” yelled Draco.
Everybody in the cafeteria looked at Draco and Maxi just said.
“Heheh… It’s okay, folks! Nothing important!”
Everybody resumed what they were doing.
“I’ll tell you more about it later. See ya.” Maxi left.
“Mia, Tira, forget anything that you’ve heard. Okay?”
“We will.” said Tira and Mia in unison.
Meanwhile, at Joshua’s table…
“Listen, Sara, my father knows I’ve been helping you humans. And if my own kind finds out about this, I am bound to die.”
“Then we will help you get through this at any cause, Joshua.”
“You don’t understand! We are beyond your understanding!!! WE CAN DESTROY YOU! I AM TRYING TO SPARE YOU HUMANS FROM WHAT I AM GOING TO GO THROUGH!!!”
“If this happens to you then, I am going to stand for it.”
”YOU’RE A HUMAN GIRL, SARA!!! YOU CAN’T BEAR MY PAIN!”
“I WILL! EVEN IF IT COSTS ME MY LIFE!”
“Never mind this conversation! It’s hopeless! I’m going to have myself destroyed sooner or later.” Joshua stands and begins to walk.
“NO!!!” Sara reaches for him. “Joshua…. You don’t have to do this…. I can save you.”
“How? What can humans do to save us? We can’t be saved. Destruction is truly meant for us.”
“If you’re a demon, then you should be tempting mortals and not saving them. Instead of you helping me last night, you should have watched me lose my virginity in some dirty alley.”
“Then what do you suppose I’m called now?”
Sara slapped Joshua a little too hard in the face; it turned his cheek very red. She then yelled at him.
“So I am an arrogant jerk… And this jerk is the one who saved you.”
Joshua walked away and Sara somewhat followed him.
“She seems desperate for something…” Tira whispered into Draco’s ear.
“I know how she feels but lunch is over. I’ll see you at the ring.”
It was at the middle of the day. This was the lineups for the fights:
1. Mia Warui vs Yun Seong
2. Draco Faust Williams vs Tira
3. Joshua Winter vs Golden Eagle
Mia took her ring shaped weapon and faced Yun Seong at the other corner. Yun Seong whistled and said.
“Make this quick, Loli.”
“Don’t call me a Loli, you pervert.”
Yun Seong jumped forward to deliver a barrage of kicks and slashes but Mia dodged and blocked every single one of them. Yun Seong then jumped but into Mia’s ring and there, she tripped him. Mia then began slicing away with her ring of death and Yun Seong immediately fell to his knees. Mia won the fight.
“Alright, that was easy.” Mia smiled. “You’re up next, Draco. Good luck.”
“Yeah… Luck… That’s what I need.”
Draco was up against one of the top 5 warriors and was hesitant to attack. Tira, however was determined to fight in any way.
Draco rushed towards Tira while he dragged his sword across the arena. Tira jumped over Draco and hooked him down with her ring blade. When Draco fell, it seemed like there was no escape for him. Indeed there was no escape. Draco tried to roll but Tira managed to catch him anyway. After a few more slashes, Draco lost the match.
“I told you this will be quick!” laughed Tira. “Focused my ass! You lost!”
“It’s just luck, Tira…” grumbled Draco.
“Hey look, it’s the last fight and Joshua’s in it too!”
Eagle just looked at Joshua in the eye but Joshua didn’t even say a word.
The two clashed swords at very close range and Joshua threw Eagle to the side. Eagle then jumped extraordinarily high and kicked Joshua in the face. Joshua then got his face stomped in several times by Eagle. Eagle then taunted Joshua.
“What’s the matter, demon? A little too good for you?”
Joshua got up and wiped the saliva leaking from his mouth and replied…
“You’re good… But I’m better.”
In an instant, Joshua engulfed the entire arena in flames. Nobody saw what was happening due to the flames. Olcadan rushed to the arena side and yelled.
“JOSHUA! YOU’RE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE MATCH!”
Joshua only heard the crackling of flames and Eagle rushing towards him. When eagle tried to get closer, the flames somehow turned into a pair of giant claws and swatted Eagle to the back of the arena.
“Magic isn’t restricted I supposed…” said Eagle charging up an extremely large fireball.
Eagle hurled the sphere at Joshua and everything blew up. Joshua was still standing there unfazed. He then laughed.
“Is that all you have, monster?”
“Give me just a bit!” smirked Eagle.
In a few seconds, Eagle turned into a giant two headed bird called the Roc. Joshua, seeing this, decided to morph as well. He appeared to have transformed into a black sleek beast with dozens of spikes on his back. He had wings with red webbings and horns grew on his head. His eyes turned into a pair of tiny firestorms. Instead of his mouth dripping with saliva, it dripped with blood. He has turned into his true demon form.
“You are a fool to face me, Eagle! Let us end this!”
Eagle just let out a loud bird-like noise.
The two clashed head to head. Joshua turned into a thick black liquid while Eagle tried to fly off from him. He managed to sway the flames with his powerful wings but Joshua, as a liquid beast, caught Eagle by the talon and dragged him downward into an endless, black abyss.
The flames died down and Joshua was left standing while an unconscious Eagle was left on the ground sleeping like a baby. Joshua won the match.
“Joshua! What have you done to him?!?” Olcadan asked.
“He’s sleeping. Don’t worry.”
“I swear, if anything like this happens again, I am going to ban you for a month.”
“Whatever, old man.”
When Draco got home, he turned on the T.V. and he heard the newscaster speaking about a very eerie event which happened last night.
“As you can see, there have been strange, circle like formations on the ground and a vertical line of ash. Locals believe that there has been a ritual to summon a demon that happened here.”
“Yeah, whatever…” said Draco as he turned off the T.V.
Draco heard some noises coming from his roof so, he decided to climb the fire-escape stairs to find out what it was. When he got to the top of the roof, he saw a shadowy female figure and she was picking up what seemed to be a Soul Edge fragment.
“Hey!” Draco took a few steps towards her.
Draco then felt a piercing pain in his arm and a knife tipped with sleep poison was found stick to his arm. Draco then fell on his knees and then he closed his eyes. When everything has gone black, Draco heard the female figure say…
“Good night, Draco. Pleasant dreams…”