The malevolent presence that radiated off the large, in red-clad man as he proceeded forth from between the trees was hard to ignore. Even still, Kenna's ‘little’ fit of rage had still to douse, so when she turned to face their next opponent with a menacing glare she ended up scowling instead upon realising who exactly was the final boss. The leader of these pesky creature that had done a fair job at pissing her off; Santa Claus. Or rather, his look-a-like. Her eyes shot fire but her mind was confused for a tad bit longer. This imposter… or corrupted version, seemed dead set on a not-so-friendly version of Boxing Day as he started bombarding them presents once again. But it seemed he actually only seemed to make it to a one-at-the-time kind of throw. ”I guess we're doing this then.” Kenna replied to the Kitsune as she spread her arms and started channeling her power. She knew what Itori wanted to do without having needed to hear her speak those words; the demoness’ instinct told her this was it. A fusion of their magic.
Before starting Kenna allowed a multitude of glowing orbs to float forward from her palms; bright little round lights that almost looked like fireflies. She whispered the words underneath her breath as they floated from her palms. ”Hotarubi” Once the many orbs had scattered around Santa Claus, who didn't seem to bother with it any further than them being little dull lights, Kenna focused back on her own spell, and went for the most powerful spell in her arsenal. One which coincidentally also ended up being her favorite spell too. Once again the demoness started channelling her magic throughout her body, trying to fine-tune it with Itori's magical prowess once she too started gathering energy. A sense of familiarity overcame the demoness as they started intertwining their magic and a smile came over her for a brief moment; then she let her fire run free. Every inch of her body, every cell and every pore started filling itself with energy that was channeled to her hands. Her signature three magic circles appeared around their christmas-spirited opponent, each brimming with energy as the twosome kept on charging their magic. Santa seemed to notice something was off and pulled present put, which he flung their way again; Itori, refusing to budge so she could focus more, was hit, but to her surprise and luck seemed to have been healed by the contents of the gift. “Hidaruma” Kenna whispered while flicking a finger; and the multitude of orbs around Santa exploded one after another. She knew they did little damage, but the smoke they created was enough to cover them from his view for the time being.
Kenna then proceeded to glance upon the kitsune, who seemed to be doing fine again, and started tuning up with her. The amount of magic they'd gathered started vibrating the very air in front of them and through it Kenna could feel a sense of excitement bubbling up within her. This was it. They were reaching their maximum point. The suns finally appeared from within the magic circles, their blazing heat flickering viciously towards their chosen target that grew purple in color after a short while. Both women's voices resonated in sync as they unleashed their magic upon the unfortunate soul.
"Court of Burning Souls"
And with those words, the Unison Raid exploded in all its glory. The three suns spewed their fire in perfect union, roaring down upon the helpless Santa and its remaining minions. The flames connected in a swirling motion and started spiraling around their targets; faster, stronger and with a constantly-increasing heat it flared up and expanded further into a large pillar, reaching high into the sky. But unlike the original spell Itori's magic kept fueling Kenna's fires; where she kept the magic stable Itori managed to expand it. It blazed. Roared. Louder. Harder. Even the pained cries and antagonized roars the corrupted Santa Claus made were overwhelmed by the cheer power and sound the raging flames made, swallowing everything within it. When the flames died down, nothing remained within the large crater that the Unison Raid had left in its wake. The demoness staggered back, panting softly. She felt drained by the amount of magic the fusing of two spells demanded, but at the same time she felt satisfied with what she'd seen. What she'd created together with Itori. Kenna nodded when the fox spoke of how they had defeaten the remaining threats and grinned. ”We definitely did quite the number on them didn't we? But yes, that does make sense… I do hope you're right about this not being able to happen every moment of the year. That at least saves us quite some trouble.” The white-haired mage replied, taking the time to drape her long hair in such ways as to cover herself up some more. The kitsune proposed to make them some illusionary clothes until they found the opportunity to swap them for a physical variant, to which the demoness nodded gratefully. ”That would be amazing! And you don't have to worry about that, the cold doesn't quite bother me thanks to my fire… though I seem to be the only one in that regard.” Carefully she reached out her hands and placed them on Itori’s pale shoulders, slowly channeling some of her heat into the kitsune's shivering body. ”This may feel a bit uncomfortable at first, but just bite through it for a bit,” Kenna said with a gentle smile. ”You'll feel better soon enough. And until we get to River Village I'll make sure the frost won't harm you any further.” she said reassuringly, allowing her suppressed aura to surface, radiating a pleasant heat in her near vicinity. With this they should be able to reach the village without any issues regarding the cold. Maybe one of the better perks of being a fire slayer; a source of heat whenever wherever.
Kenna's arm supported Itori's shoulder, making sure a constant flow of her magic was reaching the spirit fox's body as they started moving. It took focus to let just the right amount of magic seep through; if she didn't do so her fire could burn people from the inside out, making caution of the essence. The way towards the village would take a decent half hour from their current position, and on top of that they'd have to pass through another few rows of trees that seemed to have survived the impact of their Unison Raid, barely unscathed. The demoness sighed in relief and started walking, melting the snow several feet in front of them to make sure the cold wouldn't harm Itori more than it should. The fox might be her superior in age and knowledge alike, but as an Ace Kenna took it to heart to see her fellow guildmembers home safely. Especially if said members were those she'd come to call friends.
A noise startled the mage, and as she turned to see where it came from, noticed how 6 polar bears had started to follow the trail of molten snow she'd left. The demoness growled in annoyance, baring a canine at the large beasts. Agitation was visible within their eyes, and the demoness, having depleted most of her magic reserves and currently not willing to start a fight when other more important things were at stake, glared at them. She hadn't noticed the polar bears earlier; not by scent, tracks or presence. Only now… which meant there should be a portal near. She had to find it, and quickly. Kenna let go of Itori and moved towards the bears in front of her. ”I’ll handle this quickly, so stay put for a moment. The less you move the slower the fire still circulating within you will fade. I'll be back before it's faded.” she promised as she moved towards the polar beast at a calm pace. Her eye flickered shortly before erupting in a burst of flames, the fire edging outward from the corner of her eye, while small bursts of fire sparked around her. Her glare intensified upon the polar bears, and she could see how they cringed and inched back with every step she took.
The agitation in their eyes becoming fear the closer she came with her burning glare. Pushing them back with the intense glare she'd been taught by Jigoku, Kenna lead them away from the path, and inbetween the trees. There, hidden from view, did she find the portal. It seemed unstable, and the slayer realised that it wasn’t supposed to be here anymore, probably prone to collapsing sooner than later. The demoness stomped her foot on the ground before her, as if she was trying to kill a puny insect, and let her demonic side surface for a split second. The pressure born from it was enough to convince the polars bears to retreat without much resistance, back through the portal they came from. As soon as the last one had moved through it, it collapsed, and the demoness disengaged, undoing the spell she’d used to intimidate the polar bears with. After taking another look around the area to make sure no other portals had secretly opened up, Kenna returned to Itori and went back to cycling the warmth through her body. ”That should hopefully be the last of them. I wasn't expecting them to have opened an unstable portal, but it collapsed as soon as they passed through it.” She said, resuming the path they were taking earlier. ”Now let's get us to town before anything else decides to poke their head around the corner.”
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