Tohka muttered as she watched the two of them getting into position. She’s worried about Wu Yan, he’s going up against a very dangerous opponent.
“Will he be okay on his own?”
“Shido-niisan will be able to get through this just fine…”
The timid Yoshino answered first for a change. Yoshino’s expression showed that she had absolute faith in Wu Yan’s ability to get out of this sticky situation.
“Shido-niisan will definitely win for sure…”
Kotori smiled when she heard the vote of confidence from Yoshino. Tohka was stunned at first but she beamed up.
“If it’s Shido, he’s going to be fine for sure!”
Kotori silently muttered.
“Onii-chan, you’re my reliable Onii-chan so you better not lose…”
He narrowed his deep red eyes at Kurumi. His eyes then turned golden, a sign that he’s going to get serious.
This change in eye color also increased the pressure of his aura. The pressure of going up against a true ancestor is now bearing down on Kurumi. Not even Kurumi can ignore this immense pressure.
Kurumi didn’t feel intimidated by this weird pressure, she got even more turned on. It’s like she’s completely smitten in her own twisted manner.
“As alluring as ever, this bloody pressure that hints at a greater strength…”
She brandished her guns and she called out to her angel.
The clock turned as if in tune with her left eye. The seventh digit on the clock lit up and dark power infused the flintlock gun.
A gold glint flashed in Wu Yan’s golden eyes and the flimsy blade in his hand started burning. No, it’s doing its job as a flaming blade. The heat is no joke since she can feel the heat even when she’s still a distance away from him. The embers fluttered in the air around Wu Yan like crimson Sakura petals.
Mana cried out in shock after seeing Wu Yan clad in flames. She gasped this at this bizarre sight.
“ There is no equipment that can spew flames like that. Could it be that the squad leader’s ability to manipulate flames came from his identity as Efreet? But Efreet’s supposed to be female.”
Wu Yan’s flame clad figure looked like he’s the sovereign of fire. He looked just like Kotori when she had her spirit powers released. She can’t help but find herself staring at Wu Yan with a mesmerized look.
He stomped the ground, leaving a footprint burned into the ground. Jumping up, he slashed at Kurumi.
Kurumi just loaded her gun and before she can fire it, the sizzling hot blade emitted a sea of flames that threatened to engulf her. She stopped aiming Wu Yan but the flames had already surrounded her.
A wall of arms came burst out between Wu Yan and Kurumi. She retreated away in the meantime. The fire reduced the wall of arms to ashes without any trouble. As the wall crumbled away, Kurumi waited for the smoke and ashes to clear up before firing her gun once she regains vision on her target.
Wu Yan anticipated this and he unleashed lightning bolts that intercepted the Seventh bullet. The dark film enveloped his lightning and make them stop in motion.
While she is surprised, a black figure armed with a flaming sword arrived in front of her. She regained just enough sense to know that Wu Yan is in front of her but she couldn’t do anything against Wu Yan’s impending attack. Their eyes met just as Wu Yan swung Nietono no Shana at Kurumi.
In a flustered manner, she made a hasty block with her musket. It stopped the blade but the embers from the sword burned her Astral Dress slightly, a testament to its destructive power.
As if this went according to her plan, she revealed a victorious smile as she aimed her flintlock gun at Wu Yan’s forehead.
The flintlock gun made the spectators hold their breath for just a moment but they immediately released a sigh of relief.
The bullet didn’t hit Wu Yan since he used an iron sand sword to deflecting her flintlock gun away from his body.
“Return to Horizon Waltz!!!”
Wu Yan’s Nietono no Shana started shining with a bright red crimson color.
The sword beam forced the musket against Kurumi and she felt the air leaving her lungs from the impact. Like a crazed berserker, Kurumi forcefully exerted some strength to smash the musket back against Wu Yan’s chest making him heave in pain as well.
He decided to give her a kick to the torso and Kurumi had the same idea so both of them sent each other flying with their legs.
“First bullet, Aleph!”
Kurumi used the first bullet on herself after calling out to her angel.
The seventh digit lit up but two streams of power entered both her guns, one for each gun. She used her speed to quickly travel to Wu Yan’s back.
Still flying back from the impact, Kurumi thought she got the drop on him but Wu Yan covered his body with more flames that radiated outwards like flame whips. Suffice to say, the flame whips did more than just burn her, the sudden impact was enough to make her spit out some blood.
Bluish-white lightning surged within the flames, however, the lightning is only a distraction, something Kurumi noticed a little too late before she saw an orange laser flying her way.
She fired the first seventh bullet at the orange laser, making it stop. Then, she fired the second seventh bullet at the center of the flames with her musket.
The flames froze like it’s an inanimate painting. But, Wu Yan got out just in time before the bullet took effect.
Suddenly, a pale arm with a red sheen slammed Wu Yan after bursting out of the ground. Wu Yan got slapped hard and he flew away.
The battle began just 10 seconds ago. Their fight is already this intense at the outset.