"You will pay for that!" The angel promised as she nursed the wound. She moved to make good on that threat with her sword. She strode up to Leona and brought it down in a single-handed downward chop that the Silver Wolf mage avoided. Gabriella then rushed Leona, cutting her on the left forearm just below the Argent Glove. Leona recoiled.
"We are now even-" Gabriella smugly stated before she was cut off by a Wind Blast that knocked her backward. Gabriella angrily glared at the blonde. Leona was not going to sit back and be lectured by an angel who thought every visitor to her realm was a demon. She was also not inclined to listen to someone who wanted to murder Masha because of something beyond the redhead's control. Gabriella was getting a lesson in the perils of underestimating humanity.
The angry angel rushed Leona, but this time the mage was ready for it. She tripped the angel with a Lion's Tail Sweep and jumped back to avoid a stab attempt from the downed person. Gabriella jumped to her feet and was met with a Fast Ball to the face. Leona would keep pressure on the angel and not let her build up steam for an offensive.
Gabriella glowed red and pointed her sword at Leona. An expanding red dome caught Leona in its 15-meter radius and hurt her mildly, but the mage was still going strong. She had to keep going since both her life and Masha's depended on it. Leona closed in and dodged a stab, then hit back with a Mach Straight to Gabriella's face. The blonde followed up with a one-two sequence of punches to the stomach, upon which her opponent staggered backwards to put some space between them.
"You fight well... for a mortal." Gabriella gave a sort-of compliment to the blonde while twirling her sword in her hand. Leona kept quiet. What else could the angel throw at her?
Gabriella darted at her and made a two-handed diagonal slash that Leona narrowly avoided by stepping back. Unfazed by the narrow miss, the angel pressed her attack and caught Leona in the stomach with a punch. Gabriella followed up with a headbutt that made the mage stagger backwards and fall onto her back. Gabriella backed off and allowed Leona to stand up again.
Leona's head was spinning from the unexpected headbutt. That was an unexpected move and a good one for the situation. Leona just might have to try using it herself one day.
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[Total Word Count: 8,156/7,000]
Gabriella's HP: 450/1,000 (-60 from Crescent Cutter, -60 from Wind Blast, -40 from Lion's Tail Sweep, -60 from Fast Ball, -80 from Mach Straight, -100 (50 x 2) from Leona's punches, -30 Bleed Damage from Crescent Cutter DOT)
Leona's HP: 332.5/500 (-37.5 from sword slash (50- 25% Physical Defense= 37.5), -15 from Purge (20- 25% Magic Defense= 15), -37.5 from punch (50- 25% Physical Defense= 37.5), -37.5 from headbutt (50- 25% Physical Defense= 37.5), -25 from Burn DOT)
Burn is on Turn 2 of 4.