The Smiling Assassin
Re: To Reach the Sky...
Chapter Seventeen - Sagemaster
Sagemaster attacked, two short blades flashing with incredible speed and strength, Rasen and the others struggled, even with the three on one odds, to defend against his incredible onslaught. Sagemaster opened several shallow wounds on the three, blood dripped from them, dropping onto the gorund. And meanwhile, none of them could come close to touching him.
"So, this is the almighty dragons' power?" Sagemaster teased, "I'm very disappointed."
"D-Damn it..." Rasen thought, "He's so fast and strong, we can't even touch him. So...this is why the Dark Rangers are so feared."
Just then, Tempest got in a lucky shot, her energy bullet zapping into Sagemasters' belly, causing him to grunt in pain and jump back, putting some distance between himself and his prey.
"Heh...so, you managed to injure me. No matter, I guess I'll have to use it after all."
Sagemaster clapped his hands together, then thrust them forwards, a black aura pulsated outwards, passing through Rasen and his group. They suddenly felt weaker, slower and sluggish.
"What's going on?" Tempest muttered, "Where did my strength go?"
"Now, see if you can handle your own strength used against you!" Sagemaster chuckled and he dashed in for another assault, even faster than before. His blows even stronger.
"I-I think he absorbed our vitality..." Rasen thought, fear and panic creeping into his mind.
The battle raged on for several minutes, but they couldn't keep up, in their weakened state, Rasen, Tempest and Bella soon were on the ground, Sagemaster towering over them, his blades poised, ready to finish them off. Hikari watched on in terror, unable to help.
A deep laugh escaped Sagemasters' throat, "It's over."
Resignation had creeped into Bella and Tempests' eyes, the will to resist and fight back, deserting them.
Rasen refused to give up, he had promised Hikari that he would take her to the surface, his determination to fulfill that promise, filled his mind.
Rasen hurled his blade at Sagemaster, it smashed into his face, and he fell back with a startled grunt. Rasen willed himself to his feet and launched himself at Sagemaster, punching him hard in the face.
Rasen continued to punch Sagemaster as hard as he could, trying to cause as much damage as possible. Sagemaster finally managed to throw him off and get back to his feet panting.
"Bad dragon, heh heh." Sagemaster managed a small chuckle.
Rasens' eyes turned red once more and he dashed forward, propelled by Matsuros' power and punched Sagemaster in the gut, causing him to double over, he gasped in surprise. Rasen flattened his hand out, his fingers all pointing in one direction and his arm transformed into its' dragonoid form.
Rasen thrust his hand forward, plunging it into Sagemasters belly, into and out the other side, blood splattering everywhere.
Sagemaster shuddered violently as rasping breaths escaped him, then he fell backwards and was still, Rasen and the others could already feel the auras, effects wearing off as a result of Sagemasters death.
"H-He did it..." Bella sounded astonished, "He actually did it."
"It doesn't matter." Tempest said, "We need to continue onto mid district as soon as possible, tend to our wounds, and continue onto Hizoku headquarters, Hikari is running out of time."
Bella nodded and she and Tempest got up, Hikari already standing over by Rasen and they made their way over to him.
"Can you believe in this?"
Make your getaway, make your getaway
Break free from a fate that is far too sad
Last edited by Rasen_Chidori; 02-01-2011 at 08:25 PM.