Before he knew it, the two shovel using angels had been forced back and Lise grabbed Mashyuu by the collar but he wasn't about to resist whatever she had planned. In an instant the pair had been moved across the battlefield with Lise speakin in a way that was almost inspiring to Mashyuu. -"Alright... hot stuff. If you aren't concussed by now or anything and even if you are, we're gonna work together. For real. Gods know how I hope to pull that off, but there are ten... now eight angels out there, flying towards us real quick, and I like living!"- Mashyuu smirked and grasped her shoulder firmly in response. "Well Lise, as the Paragon of Protection I swear to keep you safe and alive! Okay lets do this!" Mashyuu sprang to his feet while the angels started to move in and Lise went on the offensive. "Defensive tactics it is. Keep coming after this guys!" Mashyuu dropped low, still on his feet but almost sitting on the ground while his palms both pressed to the sand. Magic pulsed from his body and infused with the sand below him. "Earth Gods Basilisk Wall!" Mashyuu completed his spell and watched as a twenty meter high and twenty meter wide wall of stone exploded out of the ground. Of the ten angels... now eight, five of them became frozen to the ground due to the side effect of Mashyuu's spell, holding them in place. The others split off and started to swarm Lise. Mashyuu knew that five of the angels wouldn't be going any where for a bit and decided to hold off the others until Lise could put her focus on them.
"Earth Gods Rock Wall!" Mashyuu called out and lifted his hands to create a second but much smaller wall to one side, forcing an angel to slam into it, stunning him long enough that he couldn't charge in on Lise's battle right away. Mashyuu then turned his attention to the wall he created that held five angels in place. "Okay, only five for me to deal with, I've done in more guys than that at once. But then again those were guys, not angels. I feel like I'm not gonna get into Heaven for doing all this. It's life or death sure but what happens in a minute when I take off another Angel's head and they deiced I don't get to go to heaven? Being that I have a Goddess inside my soul now do I get in by default? Can I even age and die anymore? I never thought about this stuff!" Mashyuu spoke to himself while pacing back and fourth. Mashyuu! Enough, if we don't get through this then none of those thoughts are gonna matter because you will be one head shorter and I won't have a host body. Get yourself together and crush these fools who think they can best us! The Goddess inside him ordered mentally. Mashyuu suddenly stood straight up and saluted nothing out of pure worry he would lose the bond that made his magic that much stronger. He stalked over to the end of the wall and looked, his blue eyes lit up with joy seeing the angels trying to break the stone on their legs without shattering their own legs in the process. That was all he needed. Mashyuu lined his arm up and couldn't keep the smile on his lips from spreading across his face. "Earth Gods Combo: Part Three!" He cried out. Sand exploded out of his right forearm and created a long blade of earth. In an instant Mashyuu was flying on his sand board straight past the angles, slashing his blade across their backs, wounding them all greatly in the process. Mashyuu flew past them and came to a land about ten feet away from the wall and scooped up sand, eating it to replenish a bit of magical power before the rest of the battle started.
After swallowing the sand Mashyuu spun around and stood to face his foes, ready for whatever came next. Of course the two guys with crap covered shovels that hit him earlier were the first ones to break free and charge. Mashyuu lifted his sword, still in the scabbard right off his belt. "You guys aren't even worth drawing my blade!" Mashyuu scoffed and ducked the moment a shovel user struck out at him. The God Slayer jabbed his weapon up, striking the jaw of one of the shovel users as hard as Mashyuu could. The angel flipped through the air and smashed into the wall behind Mashyuu, knocking a silhouette of itself into the sky from the resulting impact. Mashyuu chuckled under his breath and cracked his neck then looked onto the next one that had stopped and knew that he might have been out of his league. The apprehensive angel glanced back to his friends who were still trying to free themselves, slowly breaking the stone then back to Mashyuu only to see the God Slayer already fist to face with the Angel. "Dragon Fist!" The Wizard shouted and smashed his fist straight into the Angel's face, breaking his nose on impact. The blow caused the Angel to drop his shovel while Mashyuu snapped the scabbard back onto his belt and caught the crap covered shovel with his now free hand. Mashyuu whirled the blunt tool around in his palm and hurled it past the falling Angel and into the shield of another Angel, the pure force of the God Slayer's toss shattering the shield in the process. The Angel recoiled as best as he could from the smashing of his shield, going as far as to use his own body to protect his allies from the remnants of the sundered shield. Mashyuu grinned wide and produced his bow while he still had the others lined up and bundled together. His feet carried him forward towards the angels while he pulled his bowstring back and activated a second effect on the the weapon. "Hail of Arrows!" He let the bowstring fly free and arrows smash into the angels, not dealing a terrible amount of damage but yet again peppering the three with small amounts of stinging pain.
The angels finally broke free of the Earth Wizards spell and brandished their weapons, each breaking into flight to close the gap between them and Mashyuu. Mashyuu swallowed and took his stance while drawing his sword. "Earth Gods Stone Armor!" Slabs of stone jutted out of the ground and smashed into Mashyuu's body, wrapping around him to form a protective lair around him. One angel met him head on while the two stronger ones moved in to flank. Mashyuu slashed his weapon up, deflecting the stabbing strike the head angel made then jumped backwards and dragged his weapon down to deflect a second strike from his left while Mashyuu's left hand snapped to the right to catch an angel in the jaw, sending the two angels that tried to flank Mashyuu spiraling past one another to crash into the ground. The God Slayer felt a pang of worry flood through him when he realized that he couldn't possibly keep up with all three angels at the same time, for a bit maybe but not for the entire fight. He was about to get wounded a great deal. Mashyuu blinked and pulled his head back, just narrowly avoiding a slash that would have removed the brown haired mans head from his shoulders. Mashyuu pointed to the ground with his left hand. "Earth Gods Combo: Part One!" Around Mashyuu three pillars shot up and crashed into the three angels who tried to charge into the Wizard, knocking them back a few paces at once. "I need to eat their weapons to keep my magic up or they are gonna overtake me fast." The God Slayer jumped right and winced when he felt a sword of light smash into his armor, not cutting him thanks to the armor on his body but still digging in deep. Mashyuu grinned and reached down for the sword and pulled it up. His mouth chomped down on the point of the blade and swallowed the energy to restore some of his magical power. The angel pulled his weapon back and looked at the now broken tip, realized the weapon would have to be used to slash as opposed to stab and shrugged his shoulders with a passive acceptance. As best as Mashyuu could he glanced to see how Lise was doing, noting she was hit by an attack. He could heal her but had to take care of these guys first. "Earth Gods Stone Soldiers!" The man called out and lifted his arm, causing gems to rise out of the ground and surround Mashyuu in a second skin like suit then four more soldiers broke out of the ground and at the same time all the soldiers rolled backwards rapidly to evade three more strikes. The Angel with his broken sword hurled it at the stone soldiers to try and hit Mashyuu but only shattered a false soldier in a single strike.
At once all the soldiers crumbled as Mashyuu pointed his hand forward. "Earth Gods Combo: Part Two!" The ground split open under the three angels and dropped them into the ground before sealing around their necks, choking and crushing the group. Mashyuu smiled and chained the attack by dropping down and once again touching the ground. "Earth Gods Explosive Field!" The ground that held the angels exploded, then did so again and again all while Mashyuu started to eat the ground to restore more of his power then he rushed over to the broken sword and chomped down on the broken blade, eating it as fast as he could. By the time he finished eating the weapon, the angels were spit up out of the ground and collecting themselves. One angel, the one who lost his sword wasn't moving as he was knocked out from the continuous explosions. The God Slayer smiled at his handywork and let sparks fly off his body. "Lightning Leap!" He called out and changed into a bolt of golden electricity that slammed into one angel's shield and knocked him backwards while destroying the glowing armor, now both angels were down a shield and only held swords of light. The strike stunned both the angels even as one toppled over himself. Mashyuu appeared at the end of the golden lightning bolt and drove "Okayhis blade into the chest of the angel who didn't get knocked over by the lightning bolt. Mashyuu's weapon went hilt deep into the angel then the angel felt the sword twist all the way around and yanked out. He gasped for air and clutched his chest where the hole was and fell to his knees, slowly dying. The blood lust from the Goddess inside him went insane, wanting to see more carnage and Mashyuu, almost animalistically snapped his head to look at the angel who had his shield shattered a moment ago. Quickly the angel scrambled to his feet, looked around and realized he was about to die when he noticed he was the last angel standing. His wings snapped open and he twisted to fly away. "Not gonna happen! Kings Cleave!" Mashyuu shouted and slashed his glowing sword up, while unleashing a burst of energy from the blade, cutting the wings off the angel. Slowly Mashyuu walked over to the downed angel and jammed his blade into the back of the beings neck, removing his head from his shoulders. Mashyuu picked up his foes sword and ate the weapon and waved Lise over to him. When the two met up Mashyuu reached out and let golden energy flow off his body to heal the wounds of Lise. "Okay, so...
are we good? I don't know how much more I can deal with. They just keep coming in bigger and bigger groups."
While Mashyuu and Lise stood, slowly recovering glowing white feathers started to float down to the ground and heavy wing beats echoed in the air before a massive flood of cheers echoed in the arena. Before the duo a beautiful, dark haired woman with two massive swords touched down before them and grinned at the Wizards. "You have proven your worth in combat, now... You must defeat me. Gabriella. It really is a shame that you must die now. But fear not, in Heaven we will put your souls to good use against the forces of evil." She pointed both blades, one at Mashyuu and one at Lise, giving them the chance to get ready. Mashyuu looked at Lise and offered the woman a kind smile. "So we have been through some crazy adventures in the short time we have known each other. This one is the weirdest though. Anyway... I'm gonna go beat this chick up. Ya know what I'm saying? Why don't you take a break and collect your weapons, take a rest under that wall, get out of the light a bit. Cool off or something." Mashyuu hoped that Lise understood he was telling her to get a feel for the Angel's tactics and find a way to beat her while Mashyuu did his best to combat the woman and tire her out. Mashyuu then turned to face the Angel and waved at her while flipping his blade around in one hand and walking to put some distance between himself and Lise. "Hey there Gabby! I'm Mashyuu. Surely you can sense I have some God like power to me. It's because I am a vessel for a Goddess. This is all one big mistake and I really... Really didn't want to fight any of you but after being forced to I really hope you understand that it was me or them.... and I really like living. I did the dead thing once. Wasn't for me. Is there any way we could-!" Mashyuu was cut off when Gabby took a swing for the Wizard, ripping through his armor in one shot and sending the stone chunks clattering to the ground. "Guess not.... Okay then... Lets rumble."
"Purge!" The angel shouted and from one blade a wave of light emitted. Mashyuu didn't know what the light was and he didn't plan on finding out, instead he inhaled and absorbed the magic before it could hit either him or Lise, filling his magical tank to its natural full point, anything else would be extra. Please use more light magic, I can really do some damage if you do. Mashyuu thought to himself then decided to try to put Gabby on the ropes. In a burst of speed Mashyuu charged in then jumped up while spinning. He used his weapon like a buzz saw and hacked at Gabby as hard as he could, the result were her blades clashing with Mashyuu's knocking her back a step. As Mashyuu landed he ducked a swinging kick but was smashed hard with a wing, causing Mashyuu to roll left with the force of Gabby's strike. He picked up one of the discarded feathers and swallowed the glowing feather, further powering him up. "Compel!" She commanded and launched a beam of energy at Mashyuu. He countered by opening his mouth and inhaling all of it as fast as he could. Once the light faded Mashyuu winced and tensed his body as Gabby drove her knee into Mashyuu's gut, sending him up only to find the flat of one of her blades driving into him hard. "Stun!" On command Mashyuu's body froze in the air and he dropped Excalibur. I can't move! What is this? Mashyuu thought in shock. Gabby lifted her left sword high in the sky, light gleamed off the blade for a moment before she brought it down over Mashyuu's back. "Burn!" Mashyuu's back was struck with the blade then burst into flames that quickly spread over Mashyuu's body leaving red welts of pain on him. He would have screamed if he could but being stuck the way he was, all he could do was endure the pain that ran over him. When the spell ended Gabby drove her foot straight into Mashyuu's face, sending him flying backwards and fast. What Gabby didn't know was she only delayed his body from activating the dual force his body could generate. Mashyuu crashed into his own rock wall he made earlier and split it in half as he broke through the other end. "Alright bitch, now it's my turn." He muttered and pulled himself up, a mass of darkness and holy light swarmed off his body. "Dragon Gods Force!" He shouted and exploded with golden light that started to heal his wounds while he grew scale like skin and all his features became almost demonic in appearance, his glowing blue eyes shifted hue from a sky blue to a dark almost purple, his sharp fang like teeth grew past his lips and his fingernails grew out to resemble sharp claws. "Improvised spell: Forbidden art: Dragon Gods Realm: Control!" He whispered as a red light flowed off his body and engulfed the arena. In the blink of an eye he transformed to sand as massive bodies of sand lifted up from the field, each body of sand roughly the size of Mashyuu and floating four feet off the ground. Gabby lifted her weapons in a defensive stance and started to try to scan for Mashyuu who was actually using his sand leap and his light dragons domain spells together to continually leap from body of sand to body of sand until Gabby was truly confused. Once he was sure she was miffed with annoyance he jumped out of a body of floating sand and pointed at it. "Earth Gods Extension!" He commanded, and brought the ball of sand to his fist. "Earth Gods Cannon ball!" Mashyuu swept his leg as he landed, causing the ground under the angel to roll and trip her while he slammed his fist down, the sand in front of it, condensed and hard drove into Gabby's chest and knocked the air out of her lungs. In the same motion Mashyuu opened is left palm and pulled back, creating dark sand that swarmed in his grip. "Secret Art: Earth Gods Sand Twister!" He shouted and threw the tornado of sand into Gabby then jumped backwards to ready his next strike but to his surprise Gabby managed to catch herself and activate one of her spells. "Loop!" She shouted and smashed her blade into Mashyuu's spell, knocking the sand twister back at Mashyuu. Knowing not even his own spells could move him Mashyuu charged through the sand, allowing it to hit him and deal some damage. Still as he moved through it he whispered and created another spell. "Earth Gods Sand Skin." The sand from his twister gently hardened on his body to create a second skin.
Mashyuu rushed right up on Gabby and allowed her to bring a strike down on him, knowing the attack would destroy his sand armor, what Gabby didn't expect though was for his armor to explode out and for hardened sand to pelt her and deal any sort of damage back, and that was exactly what happened. The shock of it sent Gabby back a step to collect herself but that was what Mashyuu needed. As she stumbled back, Mashyuu bent his knees and let sparks of gold fly off his body again as he evoked his mothers signature spell that was woven into the clothes he wore. "Lightning Leap!" He changed to a bolt of electricity and smashed straight into Gabby's jaw, knocking her off her feet for the second time. As he reformed Mashyuu jumped back into a still floating pile of sand and then jumped out of a different one. With both hands together and balled up, Mashyuu drove his fists down on the neck of Gabby to send her crashing to the ground with a loud thud. Mashyuu landed next to her and started to take deep breaths, even in his dual force state he wasn't sure if he could take her down. He was hitting her with his best spells and he wasn't even sure if it was putting much of a dent in her. Gabby laid still for a moment while blinking to make sure she was in the right frame of mind, Mashyuu had just hit her with a flurry of strikes she didn't expect to come in such an order. "Earth Gods Molten Blast!" Mash shouted, drawing her attention. Before she could act, Mashyuu waved his arms and a sheet of molten lava washed over her, burning the angel horridly. She screamed in agony and rolled away while flapping her wings to cool the super heated earth on her body. "Enough of this! You will fall at my blades! Just die already!" Her right handed sword pointed at Mashyuu and glowed brightly. "Stun!" She announced, freezing Mashyuu in place once again. Bitch... I'll rip her head off when I'm done. My force mode won't last much longer! As Mashyuu continued to try and think of a way he could save his own skin he saw her charging up an attack. "Smite!" She shouted and rushed Mashyuu with both blades. The God Slayer did the only thing he could think to do that didn't require him to actually move to use his magic. Sand exploded out of his body and shot forward to absorb a large portion of the attack. The sand returned to Mashyuu's body as her smite couldn't destroy it in one shot and healed some of Mashyuu's wounds. With him now able to move once again Mashyuu cracked his neck and rolled his shoulders. "That was it wasn't it? It was your best direct attack. I know your weakness. You don't have any long ranged attacks that I can't eat. They are all light based. I bet you can't be hurt by light magic either. We are at a stalemate. Even if you wanted to, you couldn't beat me without getting close, and I'm too fast for yo-" Mashyuu felt his body grow weak suddenly, he had never fought in force mode so long that he didn't end a fight before it ended and all at once he felt all his magical power leave him. It seemed Gabby noticed it to when she used her next ability. "Seal!" And with that command word, the little bit of magical power Mashyuu had left drained from his body and he felt his eyes roll into the back of his head. So this is how I go out eh? What a way to die...again. In two lifetimes I never once ran out of magical energy and now I have. Against a freaking Angel... Well... I hope it was enough for Lise to at least figure out a way to save the day... if not I'm screwed. Mashyuu thought right before he fell backwards and landed hard in the ground, clearly out cold. Not yet, we will buy her a little more time Mashyuu, allow me to take over. The Goddess in his soul commanded. In a very demon like motion Mashyuu went stiff and shot up, his eyes whited out from the effect of the Goddess taking over. He no longer had control of his body and while he had no magical power at the moment his physical power increased greatly. A low scaled almost sonic boom echoed out in the arena as the God Slayer kicked off the ground in a sprint towards Gabby. She raised her blades to be level with her stance but it didn't matter. By the time she had them out Mashyuu was already on her, throwing his hands up to knock her weapons aside, shocked at the sudden show of strength, Gabby drove her knee up to try and knock Mashyuu aside but he tossed an arm down to catch her strike, then twisted around her knee and drove his elbow into her neck, making her eyes white out from the sudden impact, even if for just a moment. She managed to regain her composure though and twisted to evade the next strike Mashyuu made that was aimed at her chest. She took a step back and slashed her sword down, clashing against Mashyuu's bracers, those being the only things that kept his hands on his arms. The force of the strike knocked Mashyuu's arm down while the pommel of a second sword snapped Mashyuu's head back and he staggered back again. He shook his head and winced, even the Goddess inside him was having a hard time keeping pace for long periods of time against such a foe.
"What does it take to put you away, clearly you're no demon, a demon wouldn't continue on at this point. Now... please. Stop fighting." Gabby grumbled while she took up a fighting stance in order to end the battle with Mashyuu. The possessed Wizard only smirked while lifting his arms to get ready to fight. Once again he moved in to fight, his left arm spun up to meet the strike Gabby unleashed and pushed her attack aside even though Mashyuu's arm burst into flame from the attack. Mashyuu managed to bring his right forearm up and into Gabby's eyes, blinding her for a moment. She screamed with pain, the bridge of her nose snapped from the force of Mashyuu's strike. Gabby grumbled and rubbed her face with her forearm while Mashyuu continued the attack. He grabbed her by the hair and pulled the Angel down while lifting his knee straight up and into her jaw, rattling her teeth. Gabby countered by driving her blade through the left foot of Mashyuu. Even possessed he couldn't help but scream from the pain. He let her go and at once both fell backwards and winced in pain. Mashyuu glanced at Lise and frowned, knowing he was close to doing what needed to be done but that he still had to continue the fight just a little longer. He picked himself up again and pulled the sword out of his foot and tossed it aside. He had to take every advantage he could against her. His magic was still sealed but he could draw on the earth itself to heal and that was what he did. The ground came up and seeped into his wounded foot, sealing it shut. He was sure that he would have been dead already if not for the light screen that constantly surrounded him and deflected parts of attacks. Mashyuu and Gabby looked at one another, both clearly seeing better days. Already a respect for one another had grown as they realized just how powerful the other was and in many ways they were on equal footing. Gabby kicked Mashyuu back his sword and he did the same. It was time for the two to end their battle. Mashyuu picked up his sword and strapped it to his left hip, his eyes never leaving Gabby while she readied herself. The crowd once again went silent, sensing the tense energy in the air while Mashyuu and Gabby both nodded at one another. "Our battle draws to a close! It was an honor to battle you Mashyuu Kumonosu! In a few more years you might be able to best me. But that time is not now. I will not kill you with my next strike, but I will defeat you!" Mashyuu smirked and spoke through the Goddess that currently had control. "It will take me less than a year to bring you down a peg Gabby!
But for what it's worth.... I have learned a lot from you today. Allow me to show you my loves special move that I have been using too. She uses two swords just like you do! Maybe I shoud do that too." Mashyuu's body moved to that of a sprinters stance and his left hand gripped the pommel of his weapon. Gabby narrowed her eyes and braced for the eventual attack. Both fighters raced towards one another at the same time. "Kings Charge: Single Sword Style!" He shouted, letting his weapons power push him forward at a higher speed than he could achieve on his own. "Shshi Sonson!" The two fighters passed one another in the blink of an eye and stopped ten feet away from one another. Mashyuu sheathed his sword while Gabby smiled. A large gash appeared on her ribs as blood flowed from her open wound. "Impressive, if you were a real sword fighter that would have killed me. Luckily for me, you are much more of a brawler.
Sorry to have defeated you Mashyuu." Mashyuu shrugged his shoulders and couldn't help but chuckle while blood filled his mouth. He spit the blood up on the sand and looked back over at her. "Yeah, well... Maybe I'll see if I can find some gauntlets to make me strike harder next time." Mashyuu grinned as the blood in his body flowed down his neck, ten puncture marks appeared on his chest from her rapid strikes and Mashyuu fell face first into the ground, barely moving yet still alive...