“Argh!”Slamming his fist against the white wall of the hospital, he held back as he expressed his frustration, waiting outside the surgery room now that they have began. They were all at the hospital, waiting for the news about both the tournament as they hoped for Kira's recovery. Saeko had fallen asleep into Vincent's arms as she cried the whole time and Teresa had already gone home to check on the children. It has been an hour, and with his frustration being left unchecked, Cian was beginning to think of radical ways to win the tournament despite him not being on it anymore.Rather, he just wanted to fight, to fight Asa Narasu and make her regret doing this. “...”“Cian. Don't.”Just as Cian stood with a gloomy face, Vincent immediately stopped him with a word. “They're not stopping here, aren't they? This will not stop until we win or eliminate them all. If they're going to play dirty, doesn't that mean we have the right to do just that?”Cian said those words with a clear t
“O, the wind that follows, become my spear, strike true!”Lifting his hand as he aimed it at Red, Bahamut conjured multiple wind spears that materialized above him, launching themselves one by one toward Red.Red would only conjure his windshield once more, repeating the process of creating one larger spear to counterattack. “——Tch.” Bahamut clicked his tongue, pushing himself out of the way as he dodged an attack once more. Red had always only come up with a ranged counterattack if he had attacked from a distance, however, even if he did also close the distance and tried to force Red into close combat, his light magic was too fast to dodge. Blinking would do nothing and turn around would only make his back open.The battle duration was an hour, and it had been 30 minutes since their battle started, making this the first battle of the tournament to ever last.“What's wrong? You've run out of ideas?” Red scoffed as he was trying to provoke Bahamut. Bahamut himself was aware of it,
With Kurumi winning the following match, the audience cheered as Kurumi made her dramatic exit, lifting her fist as she was teleported out of the arena.Everyone imitated her as her name was cheered on, becoming something of an idol for the masses. For the audience to finally witness the use of multiple elements, it was like watching a hero be born from the fights.Perhaps, she wasn't one, but for the masses that saw her determination to win even against an invisible obstacle, she overcame it.“Whoa! The matches are getting interesting! I can't believe that the past ones are being overshadowed by the following ones! Are we going to finally get a winner from another organization?! Will the Red Trackers make their way into the finals?!”Those questions were said by the host to hype the audience and answered by mixed people as they were divided. Some were in disbelief, and some believed that they could win.This was but entertainment for them after all, but for those fighting, it was a
“With the Red Trackers being down to two members, will they be able to last until the very end of this tournament!?”After Kira's delivery to the hospital, the tournament kept on going. Sabrine remained seated among the audience as her right eye glowed, seemingly wearing digital contacts as she kept her eye still. The host announced the continuation of the matches as if nothing happened.“Kira was transferred to a hospital. The others are already there. I'm sure she'll be fine. You guys must focus on your fights.”Sabrine muttered to herself, her voice only hearing her voice as the audience began to cheer louder and louder.“I know. Kira lowered her guard. There are many things that we don't know yet. They have the advantage in terms of information, but I have no intentions of letting up.”Magi's voice spoke into the earpiece Sabrine had on her ear. It was illegal to have real-time communication with the outside world before their match, however, Magi was able to slip in a device tha
At the colosseum, the tension in the air had caused the people to silence themselves as they waited for the countdown of the start of the fight. It seemed like the fight would be decided on who would make the first move, and just as the audience broke into a cold sweat, the host brings his raised hand down.“FIGHT!”The barriers were lifted and the restrictions were gone just as both of them were. Kira began to run toward her right and Asa also did the same thing, causing them to become trapped at a stalemate as they both rotated at the same time. However, Kira stopped at the spot where Asa was before, claiming the space she had teleported in.At first, the audience and the host were unsure of the reasons for their action, yet soon they would notice it.“Huh?! It's been 5 seconds in and no one has activated their ability nor used their Grants!”The host himself announced as time went on, surprisingly in which both are aggressive fighters, becoming passive towards each other.“They'
Before the day had ended, Cian left Ruriko's house at a late hour, giving his farewells to both Ruriko and Mia before he left. Cian felt that Ruriko became more open and genuine with him as they talked, making him feel a bit satisfied besides the fact that he was able to get the weapon without doing anything special.He went home shortly as Magi greeted him at the entrance of the headquarters despite it being past midnight. He was waiting there, leaning against the door of the headquarters, his arms crossed and his eyes looking dead straight at Cian as he walked near.“...”Cian stopped right before him, yet Magi didn't greet him. It was but a short moment of silence as each of them looked at the other.As seconds passed, Cian slowly lost his composure, becoming impatient as he stomped. Perhaps Magi was asleep with his eyes open, but he was sure that he is conscious. “Oi! I'm here. What's the silent treatment for?” Cian exclaimed. “——You smell like her now. That Ruriko woman.” Magi
*** “Ugh... A-Achoo!”Immediately sitting up, Cian sneezed as he rubbed his eyes open. He remembered losing consciousness at the bath as his eyes widened, frantically looking at his body.“H-Huh? I have clothes...” Cian was already wearing the clothes he had, seemingly cleaned and rather bathed in a sweet fragrance. He scanned the room that he was in and saw a desk beside the bed. There was a note placed, and just as he was about to take it, he would notice someone move from the other side of the bed.It was Mia, it seems like she had fallen asleep in a chair. Although Cian didn't know the reason why she was there, he would stand up and put a blanket to cover her up, letting her comfortably sleep.“Geez. What the hell just happened though?”Just as he took the note and opened it, he was able to notice that it was dark from outside the window. It was already night. He remembered going here after lunch.“I must have passed out for hours...”He was calm for some reason, looking at Mia
”Was it really okay sending him on his own?” Kira had her doubts about such an idea, but with Magi having authority over his brother, she couldn't attest to it.Magi knew that he was the only one that could even get in contact with Ruriko without a problem. Besides, it was Kurumi who had made the others agree.”We’ve been there before. Although I could have gone with him there, Cian himself insisted to go alone.” Kurumi crossed her arms, her weird position on the chair catching everyone’s attention as she straddled it as it was turned around.There were five people in the training room of the Red Trackers. Kira, Vincent, Magi, Kurumi, and Saeko. Violet was still working on certain things like Magi’s Grant as they continued to constantly look for a match on the Grant’s data. Sabrine was at Teresa’s place, sent by Magi to assist her after the number of their customers skyrocketed.”Who knows? Maybe he wants to fool around as well. I mean, he’s a man so he definitely has some needs as w