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Bushido: Don't you have a chapter to present right now?
(holds up speech) Can it wait after my speech?
Bushido: No! The others told me to make sure you did what had to be done! Now PRESENT THE DAMN CHAPTER!
Bushido: Don't make me pull out the cheese grater!
Please enjoy the show!
Chapter 5- Black Dragon in Class
It was a sunny day in Tristain as an extravagant horse drawn carriage rode through a long trail. Inside Henrietta was looking worriedly at an expressionless Kiba who had spent a good majority of the ride staring at his deck in silence.
"Ummm…..Kiba, are you sure about this? I mean, from what you told me about this 'War', wouldn't meeting this Odin fellow be a bad thing? You told me he was the strongest rider there was, so why would you want to meet him?" Henrietta asked, as Kiba finally looked up at her with a slight grin.
"Don't worry, Henrietta-hime. Amos may be powerful, but he's an idiot. He won't attack me out of the blue like that. Besides, despite his title in the War, he's as peaceful as they come."
"A-Achoo!" Marcus sniffed as he, Saito and Louise were walking through the dorms to Louise's class. Before anyone could say anything, Marcus and Saito both heard a familiar ringing noise.
"Louise, go on ahead. Me and Sai here have some pest control to do." Getting the meaning, Louise nodded.
"Just don't take too long. You both have laundry to do!" Louise said while Saito groaned and Marcus smiled.
"Okay, okay." The two boys ran to a nearby mirror before thrusting out their decks, Saito's being in his right hand. As they went into their poses, they failed to notice two figures watching them from a distance. Saito crossed his arms across his body, his right hand at his left hip, and his left hand at his right cheek.
"Henshin!" the two yelled simultaneously while slotting in their decks. In a flash of light, Kamen Riders Odin and Shard were ready for battle. As they jumped into the mirror, the entire scene shattered like glass as the theme song began.
(Odin's deck flashes)
(Shard's, Ryuga's, Ryuki's, and Tiger's decks flash in a circle)
Open your mind!
(Odin is seen flying towards the screen before his mask leaves an outline with the title appearing in a flurry of gold feathers)
Rider of Zero: Odin
Hatenaki sora he no akogare dake
The unending sky only yearns for
(Louise is watching Saito practice his swordsmanship while Leoglider watches from a mirror nearby)
omotaku kokoro no okusoko hibiite
a heavy heart that echoes deep within
(Marcus walks over, talking with Tabitha, only for Kirche to chase
Jin through the area)
tayori nai tsubasa hakanaki omoi mo
These wings are unreliable because of vain thoughts
(Ryuuzaki is seen walking past Justin as their eyes meet for a moment, and their red and black auras flash)
wazuka na hikari subete wo keshi satte yuku
Only light can erase everything
(the riders' eyes narrow before they grab their decks and run out the door)
utagai no naka de jiishiki ga mebaeru
Doubting inside, my self-consciousness sprouts
(Kiba is seen sitting across from Henrietta, staring at his deck)
zettai zetsumei no naka de hikaru Shooting Star
then dies inside a shooting star
(Kiba does his henshin pose and then Odin, Ryuga, and Shard all charged towards an army of Gelnewts. Then, a rider clad in white, resembling a chess piece, attacks a Wildboarder with a whip made of red energy)
sekai ni utsutta jibun no sugata ni
the world attacks my appearance
shitsubou no kage wo mitsukero kedo
the shadow of despair finds me bu
(Odin, Ryuga, Shard, Ryuki, and Tiger are all seen doing poses with their weapons. Their human forms are seen , looking solemn with their shadows behind them.)
jibun no yowasa shitta sono tsubasa nara
I'm weak because these wings are broken
(Split screen effects of the riders and their human identities are seen reaching out in opposite directions)
sora wo kakenukerareru darou
I may be able to run by the future
(the 5 riders stand together, facing a rider clad in black, resembling a cross between Ouja and Zolda, before charging forward while drawing their survive cards. they are then engulfed in their elements)
(Marcus is now facing a camera, looking grim-faced)
(Saito hooks an arm around his neck in a friendly manner)
(Ryuuzaki, Justin, and Jin flank his sides. soon, the entire Zero no Tsukaima cast joins them as Marcus begins to smile)
Open your mind~!
(everyone now disappears in a flash, leaving the 5 riders in their place.)
In a light tunnel resembling shards of glass, two silver pod-like motorcycles zip through, Odin and Shard in each one. The two cycles reach the end of the tunnel and arrive in the mirror world version of the academy's courtyard before the two riders exit and look at their surroundings.
"All right, Saito, don't let your guard down," Odin commanded as he looked around slowly.
"Right. What are we looking for anyway?" Shard asked before receiving his answer in the form of a bronze blade missing his head by a few centimeters. He turned to see a humanoid zebra with a bronze chest plate and bronze wrist blades.
"Hmm…a Zebraskull, eh? Well then Sai, this is the perfect practice for you!" Odin said before jumping onto a nearby ledge to watch the fight.
"Seriously? You're just gonna leave me here?"
"…..F**k you Marcus, f**k you." With a yell, Shard charged towards the Zebraskull. He tackled the monster and rolled it over his body as he got and gave it an elbow drop. He then pulled out a card and fed it to his Visor.
Silver bird wings materialized on Shards back and he took flight as he drew another card.
The Shard Whip appeared in Shard's right hand and he gripped the handle tightly as he lashed the whip at the Zebraskull, also sending poison into the Mirror Monster's system. He then drew another card.
He lashed the whip again and wrapped it around the Zebraskull. He began to spin rapidly before he called out, "Savage Slash!"
He tossed the monster and Leoglider appeared out of nowhere as she sliced the monster in half with with her glowing claws. Leoglider then ate the orb that flew up from the remains before snarling.
"What's wrong?" Shard asked. Odin was about to answer when he noticed a black blur flying through the sky and right towards them.
"Sai, we better get outta here."
"But-!" Shard was interrupted as Odin tackled him and the two fell through a mirror as a violet fireball hit where they stood.
The two Riders flew out of the mirror and into the real world before quickly dispelling their armors. Saito then glared a Marcus angrily.
"What the hell was that for?"
"Is that how you thank the guy that saved your life just now?" Marcus asked calmly.
"Saved my life?" Saito asked before looking at the mirror to see the scorched earth in the mirror world, causing his eyes to widen.
"Now then, let's go and see if my hunch is correct," Marcus said, with Saito following him.
"Why are we being told to wait out here?" Louise asked herself, not noticing Marcus looming over her.
"What's up Shorty?" Marcus asked, causing Louise to jump in surprise before glaring at her grinning familiars.
"I'm not short, I'm-"
"Vertically challenged?" Marcus abruptly shut up once he saw Louise pull out the whip. Then, at the sound of horses, everyone turned to the school gates.
The carriages pulls up to the academy with all the students watching from the sides of the road. The maid rushes to the second carriage and opens the door, allowing the passengers to exit. Much to everyone's surprise, an unknown figure steps out.
The figure was clad in a pitch-black bodysuit. His arms and legs were equipped with black arm and shin guards, and the back of his hands were also plated. His shoulders were protected by black pads that jutted upward. His chest was protected by pitch-black armor that mimicked a human chest. His helmet was completely black, held a black grilled face plate that covered two menacing glowing red eyes. On the helmet was a crest that looked like a wicked black dragon with a red gem between its horns. All pieces of his armor were trimmed with yellow. Around his waist was a black belt that held a rectangular case in the buckle. The case was iron gray and carried the same dragon symbol in the center.
"Is he some kind of warrior?"
"He looks like a knight!"
"He's so handsome!"
"What does he look like under that helmet?"
Questions like these, and others, floated about the students as the faculty was also surprised by this knight's appearance. Saito blinked as he saw the knight's deck and realized that the deck was similar to Marcus'. Marcus smirked to himself, already knowing the "knight's" identity. But what was he doing he doing here?
The black knight stepped down from the carriage and turned to reach his hand out to the other passenger. The other passenger was Princess Henrietta as she accepted the black knight's hand with a beautiful smile.
Well, well, well….I guess my little bro was worried about me, Marcus thought to himself as he watched everyone stare at Kamen Rider Ryuga.
Ryuga stood there as the students gathered around him and bombarded him with questions:
"How old are you?"
"Where are you from?"
"Are you a knight?"
"Are you a boy?"
"Are you a girl?"
Ryuga sighed to himself. He hated being closed in like this because he doesn't like crowds.
He replied calmly, "I'm 18, I'm from another country, I'm not a knight, and I'm a guy."
Guiche approached him and smirked, "So, this is the "knight" I heard so much about!" In truth, he didn't know a thing. "So, are you a noble?"
Ryuga glared at the blond fool, "I have nothing to say to you, fool."
Guiche glared, "How dare you speak to me like that!" He scoffed, "I bet he's a commoner, just like that Marcus-boy!"
Ryuga grabbed Guiche by the collar of his shirt and growled, "Where...is...Amos?"
Guiche smirked, "So, you know of that idiot. Then if you want to know where he is, I suggest you bow down and beg for forgive-"
*WHAM! BAM! THUD!*
Guiche lay on the floor, unconscious, with a black eye and a lump on his head.
"I'll find him myself," he growled as he found Henrietta and went to her side. He whispered, "Henrietta-hime, Amos is here."
She nodded, "We'll look for him later. There's someone I'd like to look for and I'd like you to accompany me." He put his right arm to his armored chest and gave her a curt bow, "Of course."
Henrietta smiled and turned only to gasp as she saw Louise in the crowd.
"Louise! It's so good to see you!" she exclaimed happily as she walked towards the pink haired mage, Ryuga walking calmly behind her, until he recognized the boy next to her.
Saito Hiraga? Why's he here?
"Hey Kiba!" Ryuga was knocked out of his thoughts when he was suddenly swept up in a bone crushing hug by Marcus, much to everyone's surprise.
"Let me go dammit!" Ryuga yelled.
Marcus, now sporting a bloody lump on his head, lied, twitching on the ground as Henrietta, Louise, and Saito sweatdropped.
"I'm guessing he's the man you were talking about Sir Kiba?" Henrietta asked. Louise gaped at the princess and Ryuga in disbelief.
"Princess Henrietta, who is this man?"
"Why he is my Black Knight, Kamen Rider Ryuga." At the name "Kamen Rider" everyone gasped and started whispering.
"Maybe we should take this somewhere else, then?" Saito suggested while lifting up the still unconscious Marcus.
"So why are you here, You're Highness?" Louise asked while sitting across Henrietta in her room.
"Well, I was planning to visit for the competition, but I decided to move my visit to an earlier time when Sir Kiba said there was someone he knew here," Henrietta said with a smile, causing Louise to look at Ryuga in confusion.
"Wait, are you a Rider like Marcus and Saito?" At the mention of Saito being a Rider, Ryuga turned to look at said young teen, who suddenly felt afraid under his gaze.
"So, that shit eater Kanzaki roped another innocent into this game of his, huh?" Ryuga questioned.
"Yeah. But he did take this power in order to save me from some Gigazelles," Marcus added in.
"So it was acting up again?' Ryuga asked. Marcus nodded.
"Um, excuse me Sir Ryuga? I was wondering-" Louise was cut off by Ryuga who shook his head.
"Just call me-" Ryuga removed his deck and his armor shattered away to reveal a familiar black-haired half Russian youth. "Ryuuzaki Kiba."
(Kiba turns to face the camera with his arms folded as black flames appear behind him.)
End of Part 1
Thanks to Bushido and Kamen Rider Chrome for editing and looking over this chap for me.