Part Four: Cupcake.
Mashyuu and Itsu stood, side by side while looking to a large tomb that was starting to rumble. A sudden and soft gasp escaped Itsu's lips. She wasn't afraid but was worried for the pair fearing what was behind those doors. Mashyuu pushed Itsu behind him and looked over his shoulder. "I'll handle this one. You just keep my back covered in case I get swarmed."
Itsu looked at Mashyuu with wide eyes. He was always so willing to protect those that might not be as strong as him and it always made her feel bad. She couldn't always help Mashyuu when he needed it but she could at least watch his back in case more of these undead monsters shot up out of the ground or decided to stand once again.
Carefully Mashyuu took his archers stance and let the bow appear in his left hand. He took a soft breath of air to steady himself and whispered. "Sniper Elite."
He pulled the magical bow string back, creating an arrow of condensed magical power and released it. The magical arrow ripped through the air, spinning and rocketing. It slammed into the door and dug through the barrier then vanished. As Mashyuu put the bow away and looked at Itsu, the space behind the door exploded, knocking the door off the hinges of the frame. The Wizard smiled at Itsu and ruffled her hair. "I'll be back."
He assured her. Without another word Mashyuu turned to face the tomb and ran. His left hand dug into the pocket of his pants and his ring finger shot straight, looping a heavy metal ring over his finger and activated the powers his wedding ring held even after death.
With the ring on his finger his strides came in slower but a small flood of water shot up around him and he felt much healthier than he did when he wasn't wearing the ring. He bounded through the broken doorway and smoke only to see a woman in black armor, decorated in skull like carvings with red hair and glowing blue eyes looking at Mashyuu with a sweet smile. She pulled her hand back while walking up to the confused Wizard and slammed her open palm into Mashyuu's chest. The blow should have knocked the air from his lungs but he barely budged. Now it was her turn to seem shocked. "You must be the old man's Cupcake. I'm Mashyuu.. You're about to die. Again."
His body flared up with a familiar golden light that caused the woman to recoil from fear of being burned by holy fire.
Cupcake howled in anger and lifted a hand. With it a skeletal hand exploded up out of the ground and grasped Mashyuu's ankle, only to let go and turn to ash under him. The Earth Wizard swung his left arm out in a hook like manner only to miss the woman who jumped back to land atop a casket, likely the one she crawled out of when the group arrived. Mashyuu watched her leap back and grinned wide. His hand dropped to the floor as he willed the earth under her casket. "Earth Gods Stone Wall!"
A large wall shot up out of the ground and toppled the woman's casket, knocking her backwards from Mashyuu's simple spell. He ran forward and flipped over the wall, bringing his foot down like an ax and drove the heel down straight at his foes face. The undead woman lit up with a blue light, similar to Mashyuu's own gold light and absorbed almost all of Mashyuu's attack making it seem as if he had barely hit her. "Cheeky little thing aren't you?"
Mashyuu chided the woman. She stood up and dusted herself off, still somehow concerned with her otherworldly good looks. Carefully she took on a fighting stance and glared at Mashyuu. The earth Wizard did the same, planting himself firmly on the ground and rushed forward.
Watching the two battle would inspire a thought of the heaviest of metal music. Mashyuu drove his left forearm straight but Cupcake countered with a block that shook the tomb the two battled in. Mashyuu lashed with an open palm to the woman's head but she gripped his wrist and held him steady. Pushing against one another Mashyuu slammed his head into the woman's face, making her wince. The slight falter gave Mashyuu the opening he needed. His right leg came to his chest and slammed hard into Cupcakes chest, knocking her through the stone wall of the tomb and sprawling her out on her back. She stirred just in time to see Mashyuu jumping through the air and aiming his right hand to smash down into her. Cupcake rolled to the left, stuck her leg out and as Mashyuu landed she rolled back, kicking Mashyuu straight in the temple. If not for the ring on his finger the blow would have likely knocked him out. He staggered to the right while coming up to stand. A sudden blast of blue energy hit him hard, almost taking him off his feet.
Mashyuu spun around to face his foe while waving his left hand at her. "Earth Gods Combo: Part One!"
The ground produced three pillars of stone that slammed into the woman's back, knocking her towards Mashyuu on uneasy feet. She winced when Mashyuu jumped up and drove his knee into her jaw. Cupcake growled but looked shocked when Mashyuu started to talk. "Earth Gods Combo: Part Two!"
The ground under Cupcake split, dropping the woman into the ground. She fell almost completely into the hole, until it compressed on her leaving only her head exposed. The ground started to squeeze the woman hard, giving Mashyuu a moment to recover. At last the ground spit the woman up, leaving her dazed and confused. Before she knew what was happening Mashyuu was punching the ground. "Earth Gods Molten Blast!"
He shouted. The ground exploded with a torrent of molten lava that washed over the woman, burning her flesh away and turning her back into a skeleton that melted under the heat of Mashyuu's spell...
Itsu stood, watching from afar until she couldn't hear the battle anymore. From around the corner of the tomb Mashyuu entered he walked, carrying a glowing black heart in his left hand. As he drew closer to Itsu he placed it in her hand. "Go get that reward. You earned it."
He stated. Itsu smiled at him and ran off to the old man's house to collect the weapon that was promised to her...