Return of the Unrivaled (Prologue) Apr 19, 2021 6:41:50 GMT Vapovile likes this
Post by othus on Apr 19, 2021 6:41:50 GMT
Soon was restless. that dinner night made her think more and more about her past. Were the rest of her siblings alive then? Were the Gashin still active? she got out of bed and wandered off to the kitchen, she was not gonna be able to sleep.
Much to Soon’s surprise, there was someone else who was awake at that hour. Akane, who had been invited over. She was seemingly looking around the kitchen...drinking sake out of the bottle?
“Hey, you alright? First time I see you do that. thought you hated alcohol”- Soon told Akane who slowly turned around.
“Oh?”-Akane looked back at Soon and a smile was drawn on her face as Musashi looked at her from head to toe.
Soon looked at Akane’s eyes and felt something was off, it was definitely her, but at the same time it was not, her eyes looked a lot more fierce for some reason. She walked up to Soon while the esper instinctively backed away, pressed into the kitchen counter
“Soon huh? I was thinking, why did you even go with Mai? She’s cheated on you multiple times, do you even think she loves you?”
Soon was taken aback by the statement, Akane never approved of what Mai did, but she never went this far.
“You aren’t half bad looking, you know that? Would you not want to get back at her for what she did?”-Akane added
“...What’s that supposed to mean?”-Soon replied, trying to keep her cool, but it was evident something was deeply wrong, she looked around trying to find a way to escape without making a scene, but it was far too late, Akane grabbed Soon by the wrist and kissed her. The esper immediately slapped and pushed her away as she wiped her mouth
“...You are drunk, I’ll pretend this didn’t happen for Mai’s sake, but never do that again”-Soon told Akane as she walked away
“Now now, don’t try to pretend you didn’t notice. You definitely did…”-When Akane stated so, a chill ran down Soon’s spine. Akane walked behind Soon’s back and Soon asked out loud
“...who are you?”
“That’s not what you should be concerned with right now. Go on, call her, the strong one in this house”
“MAIIII!!!”- Soon screamed at the top of her lungs but was quickly knocked out. Mai immediately ran towards the kitchen only to find Soon unconscious at Akane’s feet. It wasn’t a matter of reasoning to Mai, something happened to Soon and since Akane was in the room, it was her fault. Akane burst out of the window and a set of blades flew right to her hands, Mai quickly followed while Akane set the katanas on her waist.
“I don’t know what’s gotten into you, but you crossed the fucking line, you come to my house and hurt my wife while my kid is in the house? I am going to break your legs, Akane ”
“Tch tch”-Akane said as she moved her finger left and right, she pointed at her head
“There’s no Akane in here anymore, only Musashi”
“The fuck is that supposed to mean?!”- Mai rushed and threw an uppercut, Musashi unsheathed Kaneshige and countered, the blade got stuck mid way through Mai’s arm, only stopped by the bone. Kaneshige no longer had a purple hue to it as per usual, it was entirely crimson red.
“Ohhh! you are hard! extremely so!”-Musashi said as she pulled the blade with blinding speed. Mai clenched her arm and the wound began to heal.
“You actually tried to cut my arm off…”- She replied somewhat shocked, knowing full well how Akane was when holding back. this, was not it.
Mai took an actual combat stance and activated perfect warrior. Mai roared as she increased her ki, the ground beneath her shook and cracked.
“Such power! you are a worthy opponent!”- Musashi stated, feeling Mai’s ki pressure.
Musashi dashed and dug Kaneshige through Mai’s abdomen, but she clenched her muscles, not allowing the blade to escape,She then punched Akane right in the face with everything she had, sending her flying against the garage
A sleepy Kaguya opened the windows of the second floor and looked at Mai on the outside
“DON’T COME!”- Mai shouted at her and Kaguya hid behind the curtains
“hey hey, are you really getting distracted? Against me?”- Akane unsheathed her second blade, slicing Mai from the waist all the way to the shoulder. it wasn’t deep enough to spill her guts, but it had certainly cut through some tissue. Mai saw the blood on herself and looked at Akane, who was seemingly in good shape after getting punched. she was never this tough before
“You are actually trying to kill me, aren’t you”
“If you die that is on you”-Akane replied with a smile as she readied another attack.
As the battle ensued, Kaguya went to Soon, picking the esper up and slowly getting her to regain her consciousness.
Mai had already equipped her Virtual Machine, while Akane on the other hand had not. Was it because she knew Mai would not allow it anyway? The relentless attacks of Akane pushed Mai back, who wasn’t able to tag her unless she traded the attack. Somehow after taking so many hits Akane was still standing.
“You got a fuck ton stronger, I’ll give you that, but I will protect my family, even if I have to let go of my old one”-Mai told Akane as lighting began to ripple through her body, thunder clouds gathered on top of Mai’s residence as they reacted to her change of ki flow.
“To the death it is!”-Akane replied as she sheathed the Kusanagi no Tsurugi, ready for an Iai technique.
“Kodokan Ryu Ichi no Kata: DAI, IMPACT!”
“Niten Ichi Ryu no Ougi: Go Rin No Ha!”
Right as the attacks were about to collide, a beam of light that nearly split the ground got in between them.
Kaguya then shoved Akane onto the trees using her enhanced TK, Musashi managed to land standing. Both Soon and Kaguya were now on Mai’s side, ready to fight alongside her.
“Well, looks like our duel has been canceled, Mai dono, we will see each other again!”- Musashi said as she sliced open a dimensional gate with her blade and teleported out.
Mai canceled her virtual machine and noticed her second wound was not healing anywhere as fast as the first one.
“Tch...Are you two ok? what the fuck is up with her?”
“I’m fine...did something happen between you two and aunt Akane?”-Kaguya asked.
“Yeah, my head hurts a little, but It’s probably not gonna leave a bruise...I think she was exclusively after you”- Soon replied.
Kaguya clung to Soon somewhat worried about her, not so much about Mai. In Kaguya’s eyes, Mai was absolutely invincible.
“Well if you both are ok then whatever, let’s get some rest, I’ll figure what to do in the morning."
“But your wound..”
“I’ve been hit worse, you know that”
As Mai and Soon set Kaguya back in her pod, Soon looked at Mai somewhat worried.
“Mai, that was…”
“Not Akane. I know my sister. In any case, she got me good. I didn’t want to worry the kid but I might actually need to get in a stupid healing pod before I bleed out. Can you set up a bounty? I can’t wait until I’m patched up to find Akane, call friends and everyone who knows her too, she could be a danger to them as well”