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"Al!" Ed called as he clapped his hands and placed them on the ground. A stone fist barreled out of the ground and smashed into the chimera behind Alphonse.
"Thanks, brother!" Al shouted back before turning back and grabbing one of the other chimeras. He spun slightly and heaved the great beast into a nearby tree. The beast roared in outrage as the tree splintered and cracked, falling on top of it. It continued to struggle fruitlessly as Al turned his attention back to his surrounding and the three remaining chimeras.
Kagome was a slight distance away to his left, Ed stood beside him, and the chimeras were snarling furiously in front of the them. Suddenly, the beasts split from their group. One of them charged toward Ed and Al, distracting them. The two other beasts went the left, straight for Kagome.
Ed and Al scooted closer and nodded to the other. They simultaneously attacked, Al fought straight on with his fists and Ed slid under the beast to deliver a blow to its stomach. The beast hacked and growled, backing away.
"Oh, no you don't!" Ed smirked, clapping his hands and pressing them to the ground. A large stone hand sprang forth and grabbed the beast, before seemingly melting into the ground, dragging the beast with it.
A scream nearby diverted his attention completely. "Kagome!" He shouted, following Al as the taller raced toward her in an attempt to stop the chimera.
Kagome screamed again as the second beast crushed her bow. The first beast had sacrificed itself. She'd managed to purify it before it had gotten too close, but when it had attacked, she had lost track of the other beast. Seeing her distracted, it had jumped out from its hiding spot to her right and destroyed her bow with its powerful claws.
She stepped back and the back of her foot caught against a rock, sending her tumbling to the ground. The chimera advanced her and snarled, its rancid breath brushing against her face.
"No!" Ed snarled, clapping his hands. They weren't going to make it in time. He would have to work quickly.
Out of seeming no where an object barreled into his chest, just as he was bending forward to use his alchemy. "Ooof!" He coughed, clutching his abused stomach and falling to his knees. "Brother!" Al paused and spun around to check on his brother.
"I can't have you saving her, pipsqueak. It would ruin everything." Envy smirked, back-flipping out of his hiding place in a large tree.
"Envy!" Al balled his hands into fists and looked toward the homunculus.
A loud roar shifted all of their attention. The chimera attacking Kagome fell sideways, a large whole straight through its stomach. Kagome panted and scrambled away from the beast, eyes wide as she shifted her attention between the fallen creature and her bloody hands. 'What was that power?' She struggled to understand what had happened.
How had her powers managed to escape without an object to channel it?