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AU: Part 1: Hey guys finally back with a new chapter!
Something I want to inform you guys of if your curious, First off: Yes Minato will be making an appearance in this story, only not as wimpy.
Second: I have the list of Sekirei for both Kyle and Minato
Kyle: Musubi/Yume, Kusano, Matsu, Tsukiumi, Akitsu
Minato: Hikari, Hibiki, Kazehana, Homura
Those are the lists however as it is only chapter three I can be flexible with this. If anyone has their own ideas of pairings that you might think would work better or any Ideas for OC Sekirei's, please let me know and tell me WHY they would work.
Well, enough of my Babbling!
ON TO THE STORY!
Chapter 3: Discoveries and Battles in a Forest
In a small clearing of what seemed to be a forest, a small light was glowing. This glow was centered around the figure of what appears to be a young girl who looked to be no older than seven at the earliest and ten years at the most. She had long sandy blonde hair that went down to her legs, and was wearing what looked to be a white sundress that fit her perfectly. Finally, she had a cute, round face. She was curled into a ball and appeared to be asleep. As she slept she had only these thoughts as the sound of her heart beating was the only sound that was in this quiet setting.
'My chest…my heart it's…beating.'
XXXXXXXX- (Construction Site)
Kyle sighed as his job hunting continued with very little success. He had parked his bike a few blocks back and was now searching on foot, his hands tucked into his pockets. "Damn…" He grumbled. He had been close to giving up a few times after several rejections but then he remembered who he was doing this for. "This is for Musubi you idiot, remember that."
Kyle noticed a construction site. More specifically the help sign posted on the fence surrounding the site. It was a well known fact places like this were always looking for new help. The faster construction was done, the better it was for them. Sure, it didn't pay very much but it was work and Kyle liked to work with his hands. "Well, now's not the time to be picky." He told himself.
It had been pretty simple. The foreman asked very little and just inquired if Kyle had the strength and dedication to work at the site. That was all the man needed to hear, but he did warn Kyle he'd be fired if he slacked off and caused their work to go behind schedule. The building needed to be finished within half a year. Kyle didn't argue and started work that very moment. He got on his hardhat and was ready for work.
As the hours passed, and Kyle worked, he thought about the oddness that had happened in his life. First it was the manifestation of his powers, then the armor, and now he had a Sekirei who was an incredibly beautiful, yet naïve, young woman who loved him unconditionally. It filled his heart with warmth. After he gained his supernatural abilities, he never thought anyone would love him and would only consider him a freak.
Hearing the whistle blow signaling that it was break time, Kyle sat down on a steel beam with a bento that Miya had given him when he left earlier...for the second time. The first time he realized that he'd forgotten his bento at the inn and had to make a U-turn to reclaim his lunch. As he suspected Miya was at the front door holding his forgotten bento in front of her, as well as that same knowing smile from earlier. When he reclaimed the bento, Miya chastised him for forgetting it, making Kyle feel like a toddler being scolded by his mother...and yet again that cold chilling tingle ran down his spine.
Pushing aside those thoughts Kyle opened his bento and looked at the food that was inside. What he saw and smelt made him feel as though he was in heaven, heck there WERE even some tears going down his eyes. In the bento was perfectly shaped onigiri, glazed sashimi, vegetables, a few egg cakes, and perfectly cooked tempura. Putting his hands in a prayer Kyle muttered, "Praise the great chef that is Miya...praise her!" (A/N: Didn't know what exactly was in Minato's lunch, had to improvise)
Before he could even take his first bite however, he sensed someone watching him. He looked to his left and saw someone staring at his lunch. "Um…excuse me?" Kyle asked kindly yet awkwardly as the man drooled a bit, never-blinking as he saw Kyle's food. 'If this bastard thinks that-' Kyle's train of thought was brought to a halt when the man's stomach growled.
"Hi there." The man said with a wide grin and Kyle sighed.
"Hi…" Kyle said as his left hand twitched.
"My name's Seo. I'm looking forward to working with you." The man said and Kyle nodded while he remembered what he had heard about this person
'The guy who's always late, and does barely any work.' This was the person that the chief always ranted about during his interview.
Kyle's thoughts were interrupted as Seo's stomach started rumbling again. Kyle began moving his lunch in different directions, Seo's eyes never, and I mean never, leaving it, making it very clear what he wanted if his growling stomach or drooling mouth hadn't already told him. "You do not take any more than a quarter or I break both your hands." Kyle warned and the man nodded.
"Thanks." He said and Kyle tilted the box towards him.
"No problem Seo-san." Kyle said as Seo grabbed an onigiri, and Kyle an egg cake.
As they sat in a comfortable silence eventually a conversation started. "So you're new in town and needed a job for the time being?" Seo asked as he started off their friendly conversation.
"Yeah, I need the money for the inn I'm staying at. Not to mention I'm waiting for my transcripts to get here from my old school so I can begin my studies at Tokyo University." Kyle replied as he finished off another egg cake savoring the delicious slice of heaven that had entered his mouth.
Seo smiled as he eyed another onigiri. "So you're a transfer student, eh? Well isn't that a surprise, and here I thought you were a ronin." Seo gave a small chuckle "Heh serves me right for just assuming."
As their conversation diminished Seo began to reach for another piece of Kyle's lunch, going over the limit Kyle had set before he began eating. Luckily for Seo, his hands were spared being utterly broken in the form of an oddly familiar purple thunderbolt striking him in his back.
"AhhAAHHahahahAhh!" Seo shouted as he was more than likely being pumped with 10,000 volts of electricity. As Kyle watched, with some satisfaction I may add, as Seo was being roasted with the occasional view of his skeleton, he heard the voice of someone he knew he's seen before but couldn't remember. However before he could place a face to the voice, a loud yell interrupted his thoughts.
"SEO, YOU ABSOLUTE BASTARD! WHAT ARE YOU DOING-!-?-!-?-!" A very loud, and very pissed off voice rang off in the air.
All Seo did was hold the back of his head and laugh nervously. "Ah, Hikari...what are you doing here?"
Hikari just growled at the laid back man. "What do you mean 'what am I doing here'? You're taking other peoples food! We've told you to STOP. DOING. THAT!" Hikari continued to rant out. Apparently she had a lot of pent up frustrations with this guy. She then turned to Kyle while giving him a deep bow. "I'm so sorry that this waste of space was bothering you, sir!"
Kyle only nodded. "Hey it's fine, actually it was a good thing you came otherwise I would have probably broke his hand." he said politely.
"All the same we're sor-...YOU!" Hikari's attitude did a straight 180 as she went from kind and sincere to extremely pissed off. She shouted, pointing at Kyle. "The Ashikabi of that exorcist Sekirei!"
After a look of confusion passed over his face Kyle managed to remember exactly who it was that he was talking to despite the both of them wearing what looked like aprons/maid outfits. "Wha...You're that S&M girl!" Kyle shot straight up in case he had to defend himself...only to forget that he had his lunch on his lap, coincidentally spilling its contents on the ground. For an entire minute no one said a single word. Then Kyle was on his hands and knees grieving the loss of his little slice of heaven that Miya had given him.
Seo seeing an opportunity to seize control of the situation and possibly get out of a painful punishment started chastising Hikari. "Hey hey Hikari, just because you got angry doesn't give you the right to destroy the young man's lunch."
"H…Hey! Don't try to pin this on me! You're the one who was stealing the guy's lunch!" Of course Seo's 'brilliant' plan backfired on him and only made Hikari even angrier.
Hibiki ever being the kinder of the two walked up to Kyle. "Um...we brought some bread if you want some." She said as she held up her bag to him.
All Kyle did was lift his face, which had tears streaming from his eyes, and he only whispered. "You're a good person!" Though, this sweet little moment was ruined due to the rather large argument on the side.
"I couldn't help myself! His food was just too delicious! Besides I was really hungry!" Seo whined as he tried to get out of whatever punishment Hikari might try and give him.
Though this seemed to only serve to make Hikari angrier, if that was possible. "You're ALWAYS HUNGRY! Honestly, I have no idea why our Ashikabi-sama puts up with you!" This seemed to break Kyle out of his funk as he returned his attention to the arguing duo.
"Ashikabi…? Wait he's not your master?" Kyle asked confused. He had thought Seo was the twins' Ashikabi.
At that question both Hikari and Hibiki looked absolutely disgusted at the mere thought. "WHAT ON EARTH WOULD GIVE YOU THE IDEA THAT THIS PIECE OF GARBAGE WOULD BE OUR ASHIKABI-SAMA!-?" Hikari yelled at the top of her lungs.
At that point Kyle looked sheepish and all he could say was. "Well...I thought that since you two were here…and you brought some food...well...I thought...yeah…" Kyle finished lamely.
Realizing that he had a sound reason, even if it was a bit flimsy, for his question Hibiki decided to give Kyle an explanation. "No this...'person' is not our Ashikabi. He only lives with our Ashikabi because our master is too nice of a person to leave anyone homeless."
At that point Hikari interjected. "Lives with us...Hah! That would imply that he does his fair share. No, he's more of a freeloader who is taking advantage of our master's kindness to feed his own belly. I mean, look at him! He's not even doing his job, and yet our master is working not one but two jobs just too keep us all fed!" Hikari all but yelled. "Even with us helping him we barely have enough to fill everyone's stomachs with this freeloader!"
Kyle only blinked. By all means Seo seemed like someone who was content to let someone do all the work and reap their benefits. This however made him wonder what the twins' Ashikabi was like. By seeing how protective they were of him, he must be a good guy...and maybe a bit of a pushover. However, before he could ask he was once again interrupted, this time by the sound of helicopters flying overhead.
"Heh, a copter from MBI, eh? Che, don't they ever get sick of flying over here day after day?" Seo grumbled in annoyance before looking over at Kyle. "Hey if you're an Ashikabi are you after that too?" Seo asked.
Kyle merely looked confused at the question. "What do you mean by 'that'? What are you talking about?"
Now it was Seo who looked confused. "You mean you don't know?" Seeing Kyle shrug Seo continued. "According to a rumor it's in there! The Sekirei they call…the 'Green Girl'!" Seo finished dramatically.
"Green girl...?" Kyle mumbled to himself before a thought entered his head 'Could they mean...Ku-chan?' Becoming more stern, Kyle faced Seo. "Where are these rumors from?"
Seo simply wagged his finger. "Sorry, that's a Se-cr-et!"(Think a failed impersonation of Xellos from Slayers)
Before Kyle could ask again the final whistle rang, signifying that the day's work was done. Looking over at his co-workers he had only one question on his mind. "Is something going on? It's only two o'clock."
The middle aged man only looked at Kyle before replying. "It's about the plants over at the botanical garden. They're overgrowing their bounds. MBI's moving in, said that they'll take care of the problem tonight."
This caused some alarms to go off in Kyle's head. 'They're clearing out 500 meters away from the construction site? What's MBI up to?' Certain visions of a ridiculous man dressed in all white came to his mind. When he turned to talk to Seo he found that both he and the twins were nowhere to be seen. "Wha…I just turned away for a few seconds and they're already gone?" Kyle muttered under his breath. Taking one more look at the spot that they were standing Kyle turned around and headed off to find his bike already having enough on his plate at the moment.
XXXXXXXX- (Izumo Inn)
"You mean the overgrown botanical gardens?" Kagari asked, talking on his phone, while also watching a news broadcast of the same area.
"Yes." A voice that was definitely feminine replied.
Kagari shifted his view over to his television. "Speaking of which, I'm watching a broadcast of it right now," He said while his face gained a more menacing look. "What's that bastard Minaka up to now?"
Gaining the same distaste in her own voice the caller answered. "I'm sorry...I couldn't stop the idiot. He was too enthralled in his dream world to hear anything I had to say." She took a deep breath, before sighing. "I was hoping that maybe you could lessen the damage of the idiot's newest plan."
"What do you mean 'lessen the damage' Takami?" Kagari asked the now identified Takami.
Adding some anger to the disgust already in her voice Takami replied, "Minaka is letting the other Ashikabi know! It's going to become a veritable battlefield with how many of them will be showing up." Letting out another frustrated sigh Takami continued. "Minaka sent out a text message letting all the Ashikabi know that there is an un-winged Sekirei in the gardens, and stated that it was a "first come first served" deal." When she didn't hear a reply she was confused. "Hello...Kagari...? You still there, Kagari?"
Sometime during Takami's rant Kagari ended up on the floor standing on his hands and knees, as a dark, depressed aura surrounded him. Barely getting the phone up to his ears Kagari finally gave a reply, "I…I'll keep watch...every day, to make sure nothing happens." Finally regaining his strength he stood back up. "What about the efforts of a barricade being placed at the entrance?" Kagari asked, wanting to know what kind of 'help' he would be getting.
"I'm doing all I can on my end, but at the moment I can only place two security guards to keep civilians out." Pausing to collect her thoughts Takami had one more thing to say. "Right now I can only entrust this job to you Kagari, so please...Protect that child!"
"You got it...and tell Minaka that one day...I'll kill him myself!" He answered in a monotone voice. After his reply Takami hung up. Closing his phone Kagari took out a pack of cigarettes from his pocket while walking to the door. Fishing out one of the cancer sticks, he placed it in his mouth before muttering. "Minaka...you bastard! Well then I guess I'll have to teach him a lesson..." Bringing his index and middle finger to his mouth before stopping just short of the cigarette, Kagari whispered darkly. "About playing with fire!" before his two fingers ignited a flame.
"HAAAH! That was a delicious meal, Landlady-sama!" Musubi exclaimed in appreciation of what appeared to be the leftovers of a delicious lunch.
All Miya did was smile at the excitable Sekirei. "I'm glad you enjoyed it so much, Musubi-chan!" When she opened her eyes she saw Musubi squirming in her seat, as if worried about something. "The bathrooms down the hall and to the left if you were wondering." Miya suggested helpfully.
Realizing what her squirming must seem like Musubi just shook her head. "N-No, No. Nothing like that it's just..." Musubi then got a faraway look in her eyes before she continued. "When Kyle-sama left...my heart began to beat even faster for some reason." She then brought her hand up to her chest and over her heart. "This has never happened to me before."
Before Miya could give a reply, both she and Musubi heard the tell tale sound of a familiar motorcycle engine approaching. After a minute or so the engine stopped, and from the sounds of it, the bike had stopped right in front of the Izumo Inn. Her face shining with unbridled joy, Musubi jumped to her feet before running to the front door while shouting out a familiar phrase. "KYLE-SAMA!" Again Miya could only give a small knowing smile, thinking about the mysterious man who had taken up residence in her Inn.
After turning off the engine to his bike, Kyle got off the and started to wheel it to a shed that was conveniently placed behind the inn. According to Miya her husband was building it and hoping to make it into a tool shed. However, since he died it had been left unfinished, so with permission from Miya he was allowed to store his bike there when he wasn't using it so it wouldn't get in the way of the entrance.
As Kyle closed the door to the shed his thoughts drifted back to his conversation he had with Seo and the twin Sekirei earlier that day. More specifically his mind drifted to the part of the conversation about the 'Green Girl'. 'Could it really be Ku-chan in there?' Kyle kept thinking of the possibility of the identity of the Green Girl until he reached the door.
A second before he could even touch the door knob the door itself swung wide open. The last thing Kyle remembered before hitting the cold ground was a flash of color and and a very loud squeal that sounded vaguely like 'KYLE-SAMA!' After shaking the spinning stars from his eyes he focused on the rather large object that had taken residence on his chest. The 'large object' in question turned out to be Musubi who was now clinging to him as if he was a life preserver.
Before he was able to address Musubi, Kyle sensed an...ominous presence right in front of him. Looking up he saw Miya standing there with her eyes closed and a small smile on her face. Speaking in a voice so sweet that it didn't seem that it could even be able to melt chocolate she addressed both Kyle and Mususbi. "Ara, ara! What exactly are you doing out here on the porch, Kyle-san?" Miya giggled while brining up her hand o cover her mouth.
Wondering what she meant Kyle looked down to Musubi to find out exactly what Miya could be so angry about. He found the answer to his question rather...easily. It seems that when Musubi plowed into him he instinctively grabbed onto her to make sure she didn't get hurt as they fell. The fall wasn't the problem; the problem was where his hands grabbed during the fall. Much to Kyle's distress and Miya's...annoyance; it seems that Kyle's hands had grabbed onto Musubi's...ahem, backside.
Kyle's eyes widened in horror as he brought his face back up to Miya to try to explain the situation and calm the enraged demon named Miya. Sadly he never got the chance. "Kyle-san, you haven't forgotten that inappropriate behavior between a man and a woman are forbidden in the Izumo Inn, unless they are married, have You?" Then out of nowhere the demon face that had appeared the night before made its encore appearance right in front of him.
Shaking his head so fast that his head might pop off, Kyle started uttering apologies to appease the terrifying demon in front of him.
After getting his thoughts back together, Kyle got back on his feet and helped Musubi stand up before they both headed inside. As they reached the commons area of the Izumo Inn, Kyle saw that both Uzume and Kagari were sitting down around the table munching on some snacks.
With both Musubi and Kyle coming into the room both the tenants notice their presence, the first being Uzume.
"Hey bro, how's the heavy lifting going for ya?" Uzume asked with a playful smile on her lips. "Hope it wasn't too~ hard for you."
Before Kyle could make any form of rebuttal, Kagari added in his two cents. "Oi Uzume, lay off the man will you? I'm sure he's good to go, after all he doesn't look too winded for a job with heavy lifting involved." Kagari said while reading what looked to be like the newspaper, while ignoring Uzume who was sticking her tongue out at him.
Shaking his head Kyle merely smiled at their antics. 'Honestly, they act more like siblings than either of them would EVER admit.' After that thought Kyle sat down and grabbed himself a cracker. Musubi joined him, but first asked Kyle a question.
"So Kyle-sama, are we going to spar?" Musubi asked as she wiggled in her seat, excited at the thought of sparring with her Ashikabi. "You promised we would after you got back from work! So can we?" She asked with so much excitement that she was no longer sitting down but on her feet again. Only now she was shivering with what Kyle could guess was anticipation.
Kyle looked up at Musubi with a confused look on his face at her question. "Spar? What are you talking about Musu-...Oh yeah!" Kyle then remembered his promise to Musubi shortly after he came back to grab his forgotten lunch. He was in such a hurry that he barely acknowledged the question for the spar. He was about to tell Musubi that today wouldn't be good till a thought entered his mind.
As he thought about it Kyle realized that he didn't really know that much about how strong Musubi was or how well she could fight. A spar might be just the thing he needs to get a general idea of not only how strong Musubi was, but to see the gap in strength that Sekirei have with humans...well, regular humans at least. Getting his focus back on Musubi, Kyle answered her. "In a few minutes okay Musubi-chan?"
Shouting in joy Musubi latched on to Kyle with all her might, which surprisingly was alot! Kyle could swear he heard, and felt, a few bones pop.
Looking skeptical Uzume decided to voice her thoughts. "A spar? You promised Musubi a spar?" Uzume asked incredulously. "Uh bro, not to be the party pooper but you're just a human. Sekirei are stronger than humans by who knows how much." Uzume gained an almost sad look. "Not only that but Sekirei and Ashikabi should never fight!" Uzume finished with a tone of absolution.
Kyle merely stared at her before giving his reply. "Uzume, it's just a spar. It's not going to escalate into a death match, ok?" He shook his head. "Besides, I don't doubt she's stronger than me." 'When I'm not using my powers at least.' Kyle added as an afterthought. "I just want to see just how much stronger than me she is."
Still having a worried look on her face Uzume nodded, before going back to her snacks.
Of course, his thoughts went back to what Seo had told him. The Green Girl was in the botanical gardens. If it was Kuu-chan then she was waiting for him to come fetch her. 'The problem is how to get to her? From what I saw MBI is setting up a perimeter around the garden so no one can get in.' Kyle thought while munching on a rice cracker. Looking over at Musubi he began to wonder what kind of fight he could expect from her. 'At the very least it should be...informative.' "Hey Musubi, let's go ahead and head out to spar."
Musubi, whose face was the pure epitome of joy, looked over at Kyle. "Really? Really, really Kyle-sama?" It was obvious that she could barely contain her enthusiasm for the upcoming spar.
"Sure, just let me change clothes real quick, and I'll meet you outside ok?" Kyle responded.
"Uhh… do you three have to watch?" Kyle asked uncertainly as he stood in the backyard with Musubi in a pair of black sweats coupled with a gray tank top.
"What, embarrassed that we might see you lose to a girl?" Uzume asked with her usual Cheshire grin to which Kyle only sighed.
"No, I'm just not used to fighting with a crowd watching," Kyle responded as he scratched the back of his head a little nervously. 'At least not while they can see my face' He added mentally.
"We're only three people Kyle," Kagari said in amusement. "Besides we don't have anything else to do while we wait for dinner. So we need something for a little bit of entertainment," he added playfully while Miya gave a small nod.
Kagari was sitting on the edge of the deck with his left knee up, which he had an arm resting lazily on, and his right foot on the grass. Uzume was leaning against the wall with her hands behind her head and legs crossed, an amused smirk on her face, and Miya was kneeling with her hands on her knees.
"Let's begin Kyle-sama!" Musubi said as she pumped her fist into the air and Kyle sighed before nodding.
"Alright Musubi-chan, get ready." Kyle said with a grin before he got into his stance. As he flexed both his wrists, while at the same time his grin disappeared and his eyes became intense. "Let's see what you can do. I'm not gonna hold back ok?" He said seriously as Musubi smiled before bringing her hands up.
As soon as Musubi brought her hands up Kyle launched forward and began running at Musubi, catching her by surprise before her eyes narrowed in determination. Kyle told her that he wouldn't be holding back. Kyle suddenly jumped into the air and went for an overhead roundhouse kick "HYAHH!" Kyle yelled as he launched the kick at Musubi using the rotation to add more power to the kick and Musubi barely got her arms up in time to block. However, while she barely moved she still felt the sting in her arms from the kick.
When Kyle felt his kick stopped he immediately kicked his other foot forward, using Musubi's arm as a springboard, to jump backwards just in time to prevent falling on his ass while at the same time driving Musubi back. 'She barely budged!' Kyle thought as he landed on his feet and Musubi moved in to punch him in the jaw. Kyle quickly moved to the side barely dodging the head blow and retaliated with a knee to the stomach that made Musubi move back a couple of steps as she gasped.
Kyle quickly extended the rest of his leg as a follow-up strike but this time Musubi blocked it. Kyle quickly brought his leg in order to maintain his balance as Musubi launched at him to punch him in the head again. This time Kyle dropped down to his knees and rolled backwards to put some distance between them. Musubi, however, was already on him when he got back up.
Musubi spun in the air readying a roundhouse kick, much like what Kyle did at the beginning. Having no time to dodge Kyle brought up his arms in an X fashion to better defend himself Musubi's eyes widened slightly when Kyle blocked her kick and was sent flying back. For a second she believed that she hurt him; before Kyle stopped himself from flying back any further. 'Man, that was some kick! Even though I started falling back to avoid most of the damage, my arms almost went numb...incredible!' After that thought Kyle got back into his stance and gave Musubi a brief smile before launching at her again.
'No way...' Uzume thought in shock and disbelief as Kyle once again charged Musubi, showing no signs of pain from the devastating kick Musubi just gave him. 'I didn't know humans could be this good.' She thought. Uzume was confident that this fight would be over in less than a minute due to Musubi being a Sekirei. Sekirei were supposed to be superior to humans when it came to close combat, so seeing a human not only keeping up with Musubi but also trading blows was a bit of a shock.
"Not bad Musubi-chan," Kyle said with a grin. "But you're focusing too much power on hitting my face." Musubi tilted her head questioningly.
Kyle only sighed at the confusion on her face. "Hitting someone in the face isn't everything, especially if they're taller than you." Kyle said as he tapped his chest and then his stomach. "It's easier for you to hit me in these locations where it's going to be a little harder to block than just my head, so focus more on the body."
"Right, Kyle-sama!" Musubi said as she brought her hands up into fists.
"Now let's go again before I tell you the next part." Kyle said and Musubi nodded as he took two more steps back.
As soon as they got into their fighting stances Musubi went in for a powerful straight punch at Kyle's sternum. Kyle quickly did a small jump to the left before going in with a flurry of punches. Musubi blocked as quickly as she could but couldn't stop all the attacks and received a couple hits on her shoulders and one across her cheek. Kyle started to bring his right leg up for a kick before jumping back when he saw Musubi retaliating with a left punch aimed right at his jaw.
'Usually I don't mind trading a blow for a blow… but I can't risk something like that now. The last time she got a hit in, my arms were just about ready to go numb, my body can't take that much damage without my armor!' Kyle thought before bouncing on his feet a couple times as Musubi jumped in to attack him again.
Kyle suddenly disappeared from Musubi's sight, making her eyes widen in surprise as he appeared behind her. "Too slow Musubi-chan." He said as she turned around only for him not to be there as he reappeared back in his original spot. "HAH!" he cried out and Musubi quickly turned around just as he unleashed a barrage of kicks. Musubi, still recovering from her surprise at Kyle's disappearance then reappearance, took the full brunt of his attacks and staggered back from the force of his kicks.
After a few seconds Kyle shifted his body and brought his foot down and immediately pivoted. "Tyaa!" Kyle shouted as he brought his right leg up and jumped while still pivoting on his left foot. Kyle finished as he spun in the air at high speeds, his right foot delivering a powerful axe kick to Musubi.
Musubi barely got both arms up to block as his foot came around and slammed into her, making her slide for a couple of inches before stopping and holding firm, but otherwise gave no inclination that the attack hurt.
Kyle landed softly on his left foot and used it to jump back away from Musubi before she could counterattack but she just looked at her arms before smiling at Kyle. "That was a really good attack Kyle-sama!" Musubi said brightly and Kyle blinked in surprise before chuckling.
"First time in a while since I've been complimented for kicking someone." He said with a small grin before motioning Musubi to follow him closer to the inn.
When they were five feet away from the others he turned back to look at her. "Musubi-chan, hold your hand out like this," Kyle said before holding his hand up, palm out and towards Musubi. Musubi cocked her head curiously before holding her hand out and Kyle nodded before getting in his stance. "I'm going to punch your hand two times. Tell me if you can feel any difference." He said and Musubi nodded. Kyle took a breath and punched once before bringing his fist back in and punching a second time, the second much faster than the first.
Musubi looked at her hand curiously before looking back at Kyle. "Kyle-sama hit harder the second time!" Musubi said and Kyle grinned as he got out of his stance.
"That's right Musubi-chan. The first punch is how you're punching now," He said and Musubi looked at him questioningly. "Your shoulder is too tense when you're about to punch." Kyle said before visibly tensing his shoulder and punching. Though it still had decent speed, compared to his previous punches it looked to be in slow motion. "Relax and let your strength flow out and…" he said before suddenly punching out again. "Not only do your punches have more power, but much more speed." He said and Musubi nodded with a determined gleam in her eyes.
"Yes Kyle-sama!" She said while Uzume was still flabbergasted at the fight while Kagari chuckled lightly, as Miya laughed softly into her hand.
"Hey hey, shouldn't it be 'Kyle-sensei'?" Uzume asked regaining her composure and Kyle looked at her in surprise.
"Kyle-sensei." Musubi amended and bowed as Kyle rubbed the back of his head uncomfortably.
"I'm ah… not very comfortable with that. I don't think I'm even remotely good enough to be called sensei." Kyle said as he continued rubbed the back of his head.
"Kyle-sensei is a great sensei!" Musubi said while throwing her arms up cheerfully and Kyle blushed slightly, getting some more laughter from Kagari, Uzume, and Miya.
"Musubi-chan, can you please not call me that?" Kyle asked and Musubi looked at him, not understanding why he was so embarrassed, before nodding her head with a smile.
"Okay Kyle-sama!" She said and Kyle sighed.
'Right...' He thought before his stomach started growling.
"Fufufufu… I think now is the time to get dinner ready." Miya said in amusement before standing up.
"Kyle-san, you and Musubi-san can take a bath to get today's work off you." She said and Kyle nodded.
Smiling lightly Kyle continued. "Okay Musubi let's stop for today and rinse off. Afterwards we can get some dinner." At that statement Musubi gave a cheer. As soon as Kyle took a step forward he let out a groan. "Ohh...forgot about the hole." Last night after dinner Musubi had gone to take a bath in the furo. The thing was Uzume was already using it. Now this in itself was not usually a bad thing, the problem laid in the fact that Musubi saw that Uzume had a Sekirei crest on the back of her neck. The next thing he knew there were two naked girls running around the inn, one broken wall, and one severely...annoyed landlord. 'Man she chewed my ear off that night.'
Musubi smiled as she brought her hands together with contained excitement. Kyle noticed it and looked at her curiously. "What is it, Musubi-chan?" he asked and she leaped at him, giving him a large hug. "What the-!" Kyle yelled in surprise as Musubi smiled at him.
"Landlady-sama and Musubi fixed the hole!" Musubi said happily, making Kyle look at her in shock before shaking his head and grinning as he placed a hand on top of her head.
"Thanks Musubi-chan." He said gratefully and Musubi glowed as she hugged herself tighter against Kyle.
"Hahh! This is just what the doctor ordered!" Kyle sighed as he sank lower into the furo. The hot water relaxed his muscles which were in a lot of pain after his spar with Musubi. As he let his body relax Kyle let his mind wander back to the spar. 'Ok, from what I saw Musubi is more of a power fighter. She has good reflexes, but like I told her she needs to work on her stance.' Kyle by no means thought he was an expert fighter, even if others told him differently. He always believed there was room for improvement.
Before he had any chance to think anymore on the fight, he was interrupted by the sound of the bathroom door opening. 'Huh? Is it Kagari?'
"Kyle-sama! I'm here to wash your back!" Musubi chirped as she came into the bathroom, with the apparent intent to wash Kyle's back.
Surprised, Kyle turned around to address Musubi...before he stopped dead in his tracks. Before his eyes was a vision of beauty Kyle never thought he would ever see. There…clad in nothing but a towel, whose face held a serene smile, was Musubi.
"Musubi-chan!" He said in shock and Musubi looked at him before bending down towards him curiously, consequently giving Kyle a dangerously close view of her chest.
"Yes Kyle-sama?" she asked with a confused look on her face that only achieved in making her look even prettier. All the while Kyle felt blood trying to escape from his nose when Musubi put her chest barely a few inches away from his face.
'That's it…' Kyle thought as he turned away from Musubi while desperately trying to keep the blood from escaping his nose while at the same time keeping his heart from stoppng due to stress. 'My heart's going to stop! It's just going to freaking stop!' He mentally determined as he felt his heart trying to smash through his rib cage as the image of Musubi's breasts refused to leave his mind. 'They had to be D… gah! Head, out of gutter! NOW!' Kyle screamed in his mind.
"Kyle-sama?" He heard from behind him and on reflex turned around...this turned out to be a mistake as he was once again assaulted by the vision of Musubi in nothing but a towel.
Only capable of a few coherent words, Kyle managed to stutter one sentence, "M-Mus-sub-b-bi...w-w-what are...yo-ou d-doing h-h-h-here?"
Musubi, whose face once again that day was lighting up with unbridled joy, answered. "I wanted to wash your back, Kyle-sama!"
After a few more moments of total freak out, Kyle regained his wits. "Musubi...I think we need to have a talk about 'decency'."
"Decency?" Musubi questioned, clearly never having heard of the word.
Kyle sighed. "Ok first, I'm going to leave and let you bathe because this," Kyle motioned to Musubi's state of dress, or lack thereof, and his own. "Is not what one would consider decency." Kyle gained a more stern but gentle look before finishing. "Second, after you're done we'll go have dinner, but later we will be talking about what is and isn't considered decent. Ok?"
Musubi just smiled and nodded. "OK Kyle-sama!"
Dinner was, in a word, eventful.
Not to say that anything extraordinarily bad happened, no, but nearly everyone at the table was sitting in silence. The reason was actually pretty simple. It was the spar between Musubi and Kyle that caused this silence. In that one spar an ordinary (yeah right!) human was able to match a Sekirei, one that specialized in hand to hand combat, and not only that but give advice that actually improved the power of her punches.
Around the table everyone's expressions varied. Both Kagari and Uzume were sending suspicious and confused glances to the brunette. As one would expect Musubi was wolfing down the delicious food that Miya had prepared for all of her borders. Although, Miya was surprisingly calm about the entire thing...as if she already expected the outcome.
Being the first to break the silence Miya spoke up. "That spar of yours was quite interesting, Shirahama-san."
Looking up from his food Kyle turned his attention over to the Landlady. "It was nothing special Miya-san. Besides you've already seen a bit of what I was capable of this morning...not that it really helped that much. After all," At that point Kyle turned his attention over to Musubi. "Musubi is a very strong person. If I had used straight assault tactics, I would've ended up with more than sore arms."
Musubi merely blushed at his praise. Personally, she knew that Kyle was more than likely just as strong, if not stronger than her. That is...if he transformed. Kyle wanted that to remain a secret for as long as possible and had even asked Musubi to keep it that way. "Kyle-sama is also strong. Musubi could feel it with every strike Kyle-sama threw!"
At that Miya only smiled, she too knew that Kyle was more than he appeared. Giving a sly smile Miya continued. "Yes, it was quite surprising to see you in action, especially with your arm. How is it?"
At that statement everyone at the table froze...none more so then Kyle. Looking up he now saw Uzume and Kagari, in addition to Miya, staring straight at him.
Kagari picked up the conversation from there. "That's true...your right shoulder was broken...how were you able to use it?" At that question everyone but Musubi looked at him questionably. However, he noticed that Uzume seemed to take a bit more interest in his shoulder than Kagari.
Looking incredibly nervous Kyle hesitated for a moment. 'C'mon, c'mon think...' Bringing his emotions back in check Kyle gave an answer. "Well actually, my shoulder wasn't really broken, just heavily bruised." He looked towards Kagari. "If you remember I was still able to move my arm, if even a little bit, not only that but I'm also a fast healer, something that really helps when you're fighting a Sekirei." Kyle brought up his arms to show there was no bruising.
Accepting that answer for now everyone returned to their meal all the while still giving him suspicious glances, though Miya still had a knowing smile on her face.
Before Kyle could even begin to start eating, another interruption occurred.
Catching everyone by surprise Kyle's phone went off. Digging the offending piece of technology out of his pocket, he opened it Kyle froze. There was no one on the other line, but in its place was a text message. However, it was what the text message said that made Kyle freeze.
"Attention all Ashikabi! There is a unique, not to mention cute, Sekirei in the botanical gardens! First come, first serve! Be the first to wing the Green Girl!"
Looking over at Kyle, Musubi grew concerned when his face became stern. "Kyle-sama, is something the matter?"
"Musubi-chan, we need to talk," Kyle whispered seriously, standing up he looked over at Miya. "Please excuse us, Landlady-sama."
Miya said nothing as both Musubi and Kyle left the room, though if one were to look at her eyes they would see that they became both colder and filled with something akin to respect.
Miya was not the only one to become serious. Kagari excused himself and went up to his room.
Kyle had brought Musubi up to his room to talk. She sat with her legs under her, bouncing eagerly as she waited for whatever orders Kyle had for her. Whatever it was, she would obey and if it involved fighting then so much better for her. Though she was a bit concerned with how serious Kyle was being. Though she had only met him the day before she could already tell that when Kyle was serious, it was always important
Kyle paced back and forth in front Musubi, trying to think of the best way to tell her about Kusano. 'Okay, how exactly am I going to put this? "Hey Musubi I just dreamed of a small girl in the botanical gardens this morning"...' Deciding to just come out and tell her Kyle sat down and looked over to Musubi. "OK, Musubi-chan, earlier today I heard about this rumor. They're about a 'Green Girl' at the botanical gardens. I think it might be another Sekirei."
Musubi looked on in surprise. She didn't know that there was a Sekirei in the gardens. Before she had a chance to say something Kyle continued. "The thing is Musubi-chan, I think I know who this Sekirei is." Taking a deep breath, and hoping Musubi would understand Kyle finished. "I had a dream about her last night, she was...scared and I want to help her...I want …to keep her safe."
Musubi's expression grew soft as she brought her hands up to her chest, feeling her heart warm up at his words. "Kyle-sama is so kind." Musubi smiled. "So, you want to go wing her?" asked Musubi.
"Huh?" Kyle blinked. Out of all the reactions he was expecting this was certainly not one of them. "Wing her?"
"Of course!" Musubi cheered. "Kyle-sama has to wing many, many Sekirei to become stronger!" Musubi began to look near ecstatic about what Kyle had just told him though he was still very much confused. "Kyle-sama!" Musubi chirped snapping Kyle out of his daze "This is wonderful!"
Kyle nearly face faulted. "Say what? Are you saying I can have more than one Sekirei?" Musubi nodded. 'This...is definitely not what I was expecting out of this whole mess. I was sure that it was one Sekirei per Ashikabi. Guess I was wrong. Then again, Minaka wouldn't have sent that text message to Ashikabi if that was the case. Makes sense, though.' It did, however, seem rather barbaric to Kyle. It was like he was supposed to collect women like dolls. Sure, Sekirei weren't normal but neither was he.
He hadn't been normal since his powers activated.
Regaining a determined look Kyle turned back to Musubi. "Musubi-chan, this is going to be a rescue mission," Kyle stood up and began to put on his shoes. "Get ready, 'cause we're heading out tonight." 'I'll definitely save you Kuu-chan...I swear!'
After five minutes, both Musubi and Kyle were dressed and ready to go. Musubi was in her usual red and white miko outfit, while Kyle was dressed in a black muscle shirt paired with navy jeans while wearing his sneakers along with fingerless leather gloves that completed the ensemble. As they were just about to head out of the door, an amused voice gained their attention.
"Oh my! Going out already?" Miya asked. "We just had dinner."
Giving Miya an apologetic look Kyle gave Miya his excuse. "It's an emergency, Miya-san," said Kyle as he and Musubi headed outside. Bringing out his custom black Hayabusa Kyle got on while putting his white helmet on for protection. He blushed as he felt Musubi wrap her arms around him, pressing her breasts against his back. She also had a helmet on only hers was a light blue, one of Kyle's extra's. "We'll be back soon; and expect another tenant." Kyle said in passing as he and Musubi sped off into the night.
He started the engine and shot out of the inn's grounds as Miya watched. She smiled, "He's an interesting one, that he is." She looked up at the night's sky. "He's so much like you, Takehito-san." She spoke aloud, not noticing the lone tear rolling down her eye.
XXXXXXXX- (Just outside the Botanical Gardens)
Kyle quietly parked his bike outside of the botanical gardens. He spotted several MBI armored trucks surrounding the area. The botanical gardens now looked like a jungle with all the trees that had popped up, making it thick with leaves and wooden bark. However there was one slight problem...the MBI trucks were in pieces as if they were sliced by a giant blade of some sort.
"W-what happened here?" Kyle whispered to himself, his fists clenched in anger. "Who would have the nerve to just go in through the front?" On a brighter note, there were no dead bodies. At least that meant that maybe the soldiers got away. Looking over to his left he saw that Musubi was also darting around the wreckage, her fists clenched in front of her as she hopped like a little kid on a sugar high.
"Wow! Whoever did this must be strong!" She wheeled on me, her eyes misty with unshed tears. "Kyle-sama! Are we going to be able to fight them? Please Kyle-sama?" Kyle just sighed as he saw Musubi's face, though he had to admit her innocence of the whole matter certainly brightened his heart
Kyle just gave a sigh. "Maybe Musubi-chan, but remember the main reason that we're here, okay?" At his words Musubi made an 'oh yeah that's right face' as she bopped the top of her head.
"Sorry Kyle-sama!" Musubi apologized, and Kyle just gave her a nod.
Looking back at the leftover pieces of MBI's trucks Kyle noticed that whoever had come through here hadn't been too concerned about the damage they had done. They had only been concerned about getting through quickly. It was callous, the complete disregard for human life if the sliced vehicles were any clue, even if they had been trained soldiers apparently in the employ of MBI. This meant that they were probably dealing with a battle crazed Sekirei...just great.
"Anyway Musubi-chan, let's get going." Kyle gained an apprehensive look as he saw that the gates were shredded. "Someone's already here and has a head start on us."
Musubi nodded as both she and Kyle entered the botanical gardens.
As they headed deeper into the jungle-like garden Kyle looked around to see what kind of terrain that they would be fighting on this time. Thick roots teamed over the shattered cobblestones that had once been walkways for the visitors to view blooming flowers and exotic plants. What had once been a garden of beauty had now become a treacherous maze where every step could result in a caught foot or a broken ankle, where every turn could cause whoever it was to wander in to lose their way and be forced to stumble through the tunnels of roots and tree limbs for however long it took for them to find the way out.
As they headed deeper and deeper in, not once had either of them decrease in speed. They were always right beside one another. Musubi couldn't help but comment on this fact. "You're amazing, Kyle-sama!" Musubi cheered. "You're going just as fast as Musubi is and you're not even tired!"
Kyle merely blushed at Musubi's praise of his stamina and footwork. "Musubi-chan, you need to stay focused," Kyle told her. "Remember, we don't know how far ahead the enemy is."
"Ah! Right!" Musubi responded to Kyle's request, and knuckled her head while sticking out her tongue in a silly little gesture. However Musubi then scrunched up her face as if thinking about something. "Ano...Kyle-sama?" Musubi asked gaining his attention. "Umm, why don't you just use your powers? Maybe you could tell how far away they are?"
Kyle just stared in shack at what Musubi just said. '...Now why didn't I think of that?' Snapping out of his confusion, Kyle nodded as he began to concentrate his powers. 'Okay...now, where are you?' Once again Kyle's eyes glowed bright with power. All of a sudden his eyes returned to normal as he turned towards Musubi.
"Musubi, get down!" Kyle snapped, and in that one instant that Kyle had yelled, their vision was blinded by a purple flash. Upon reopening their eyes they were shocked to see that the path in front of them had not only been scorched, but blown up!
"Oh? What's this? Another Ashikabi?" One of the figures drawled, sounding amused. Kyle stiffened as he knew that voice. Looking in front of them he saw someone. He was a man, just a little bit taller than Kyle himself, wearing a leather coat over a white t-shirt over blue jeans and boots. He had a necklace on, with some kind of dog tag on it. "Come looking for the Green Girl too?" He asked with a leer in his voice.
Kyle's eyes widened as he saw the figure before him. "Seo?" Kyle asked astounded.
Seo himself seemed quite surprised at the sight before him. "Shounen-kun?" Kyle only bristled at being called 'boy'.
"Ah! The conceited shrine maiden and the scruffy Ashikabi!" The figure on the right shouted, pointing at both Musubi and Kyle.
"Ah! The mean lightning sisters!" Musubi shouted back, pointing at the twins in response, puffing out her cheeks as she did so in outrage. "You two nearly kept me from finding my Ashikabi!"
As Kyle looked at them, it was indeed Hikari and Hibiki. No doubt that it was Hikari who had shouted. She was rather...loud. "Why are you here?" Kyle asked tensely.
"What else? Looking for the Green Girl, same as you I take it?" Seo asked while his eyes were showing an abundant amount of mirth. "It's not all that surprising why we're here, is it?"
Kyle just looked at him. "Actually, yes it is. I thought you weren't an Ashikabi." Kyle looked over to Musubi who seemed to be literally shaking with anticipation of an upcoming fight. "Musubi-chan, stand down." Kyle ordered when Musubi looked at him in confusion Kyle elaborated. "I mean don't fight them." His eyes narrowed in suspicion. "Not unless they try something." He said. "I don't think I need to ask you why you're here. You're after the Sekirei in here, the Green Girl."
Both Hikari and Hibiki looked at Kyle with deadpanned expressions. "He's not, thank God!" Hikari said with a thankful tone. "I'd pity any Sekirei who wound up with this free-loader!" Hikari growled at Seo while said man gained a depressed aura mumbling "it's not fair" over and over again. Hikari turned back to Kyle. "Actually, it's our Ashikabi who wants her." She stated.
Seeing the tense look on Kyle's face Hibiki decided to clarify what her sister meant so a fight wouldn't break out. "He says he wants to save her."
Kyle's face softened as he turned to Seo. "What about you?" Kyle asked.
At the question Seo only sighed. "Kid told me to come along or else he'd kick me out." said Seo. He recalled the threat and shivered. "So, what's the situation?"
"I'm sure I don't need to tell you, but somebody already busted in through the front gate." At their nods Kyle continued, "Musubi-chan and I could use your help. It would make finding Kuu-chan easier."
At the name Hikari, Hibiki, and Seo blinked. "Ku-chan?" All three asked at the same time, not knowing who this 'Ku-chan' was.
Kyle only sighed. "The Green Girl, her name is Kusano, therefore I call her Ku-chan." Kyle smiled as he informed them.
At his explanation Seo's eyes widened. "Y-you're connected to her?" At Kyle's nod Seo only grinned. Looking back at the twins Seo just laughed. "Well, what'd ya know! Hah!" Seo just continued laughing. "Well since he asked so politely, girls what say we lend the guy a hand?"
Hikari and Hibiki only shrugged. "Well at least we don't have to fight this guy again. It's just too troublesome."
Kyle only grinned. "What now, Kyle-sama?" asked Musubi.
"We split up," Kyle told her. "Musubi I want you to go with the twins and Seo while I go this way." The makings of a frown appeared in her face. "Relax, you know I can handle it. Just remember what I told you."
Seo looked at Kyle in confusion. "Wait! You're going off? By yourself?" Seo just looked at Kyle as if he were nuts. "That's crazy! What'll happen if you run into the enemy Sekirei while you're alone?"
Kyle only smirked, his two different colored eyes shining with mirth. "Simple...I'll fight 'em!"
At that point Seo was about to explode, but before he had a chance to Musubi merely clapped. "Thats right! Kyle-sama is very strong. He sparred with Musubi and was able to keep up!" At those words Seo looked at Musubi with utter disbelief at what he had just heard. "Not to mention his Super Form…OH!" Musubi covered her mouth with both her hands at her goof up.
Seo was now more confused before he could even ask about this 'Super Form' he was once again interrupted, only this time by Hikari and Hibiki. "Leave it alone, Seo. Trust us that guy can take care of himself!"
Seo only sighed before he looked back at the twins. "OK, you two so owe me an explanation after this." Looking back at Kyle, Seo once again sighed. "You know, I get the feeling you're going to cause me a whole lot of headaches that I really don't need!"
At Seo's remark Kyle smirked before heading off in a separate direction.
Kyle had now been searching for at least an hour and still no sign of Ku-chan. However, as he moved deeper into the jungle he could swear that he felt someone urging him to go in different directions that were helping him through this maze. "This is beginning to feel like my dream." he murmured.
"Onii-chan…" he heard in his mind.
"Ku-chan?" Kyle questioned, looking around in every direction for the lost girl. "Ku-chan where are you?" Kyle yelled.
"Onii-chan…" Now that sounded like a sob.
"Just keep calling out to me, Ku-chan. I'll come find you!" He put his hand against the bark of a tree. "OK, where are you?" He closed his eyes and focused his extrasensory perception, this time though it was a bit harder than when he was sensing who was in the forest. 'Here goes nothing!' His eyes then snapped open after a moment, flashing with light before he dashed off to find Ku-chan.
As Kyle ran the jungle seemed to be thinning out, if only a little bit. Where there was once large and hard trees were now soft vines. Not only that but if Kyle concentrated he could see a faint glow in the distance. As he drew closer the light grew brighter. 'Darkest prison sheds the light.' Kyle thought as he finally came to a small entrance where the glow was emanating from.
The finally...he found her...in a makeshift cave of twisted trees there she lay fast asleep, so gentle...so innocent. As he looked around everything was glowing green. "Must be the moss." He concluded. Kyle then knelt down in front of the little girl. "Hello?" He asked, then began to shake the young girl awake. Groggily the young girl looked up at him with big green eyes that shone with an innocence that only young children, who have not seen the horrors of the world, have. "Hi, I'm Kyle. What's your name?" Kyle introduced himself giving a bright smile
Looking up at him shyly. "Ku…Kusano…" She sniffled.
All he could do was laugh slightly. "Ah, so you must be Ku-chan, huh?" Kyle smiled gently. She nodded her head. "Don't worry, Ku-chan. I'm going to get you out of here."
Kusano just looked up at him when she was suddenly hit by a recollection. "O-onii...chan?" Kusano asked almost desperately, hoping it was really him.
Before Kyle could make a response, a voice that came from the entrance, surprising both the occupants of the tree cave. "Ahhh, what an adorable sight. Sorry, but my Master wants her. So you're not going anywhere!"
Kyle whirled around and looked straight at the girl who was hefting a really wicked looking scythe. The girl herself was quite cute with light brown hair tied back with a bow, and pale skin. What she was dressed in was fairly standard, dressed in a white dress with a black corset with white poofy shoulders while wearing black gloves, more than likely to have a better grip on her giant scythe. However, her beauty was somewhat offset by the cruel smirk on her lips. "Who the hell are you?" demanded Kyle.
"Hmph, like I should tell a monkey," snorted the Sekirei. Smirking, she decided to indulge Kyle in his request. "But, since you asked then I guess I'll tell you." She pointed her scythe at him. "I am Sekirei #43: Yomi! And that girl belongs to my Master!"
Kusano whimpered as she snuggled into Kyle's arms more, no doubt seeking protection. "She…she was the one that hurt…Takami-san…" Kusano whispered just loud enough for Kyle to hear.
Kyle scowled and glared at Yomi, so this was one of the kidnappers. "Sorry, but that isn't gonna happen!" He said as he stood up moving Kusano behind him.
Yomi sighed. 'Why do these monkey's have to be so stupid?' "I was hoping I wouldn't have anymore obstacles but it looks like you're really stupid." She then grinned wickedly. "SO DIE!" She charged and raised her scythe. Kyle stood protectively in front of Kusano as the blade came down and…just stopped.
"What?" Yomi cried out. Her scythe had just stopped in mid-air and regardless of how much power she used it would not budge a single inch. That was definitely not supposed to happen. "What is this!" She shrieked. Kyle smirked. He'd used his telekinesis to stop the scythe in mid-swing.
"You underestimated me!" Kyle taunted. He really didn't want to hurt anyone. It was not his intention tonight. It was all just supposed to be a simple rescue mission. He flicked his wrist and sent Yomi crashing into the nearby wall of trees.
"Sugoi…" Kusano gasped, she had never seen something like that before. She just gazed at Kyle with adoration in her eyes.
"Damn it…" Yomi growled, as she used her scythe as a crutch to stand back up. "You're not some monkey!" Yomi shouted accusingly. "What the hell are you!-? A Sekirei!-?"
Only giving her a smirk Kyle answered. "Sorry, but I'm just a normal human." Replied a smug looking Kyle.
"THAT'S BULLSHIT!" She swung her scythe and Kyle saw the air ripple before he fell to the ground and pushed Kusano down. The vacuum blades slashed against his back, ripping up his clothes. Kusano gasped in surprise as Kyle hissed in pain. He could feel the blades ripping into his skin and the blood leaking out.
Looking from his shoulder back to Yomi's scythe Kyle pieced everything together. 'So thats it.' Kyle thought as he remembered the tanks. 'When she swings her scythe she sends out a blade of wind that can cut through almost anything!' Getting back up on his feet Kyle's expression became absolute. 'Can't fight her as I am. My shoulder already has a gash in it, and it barely hit me!...Can't afford to take a direct hit!'
Yomi hefted her scythe cockily. "Well, well, that's' a pretty nasty wound on your shoulder! It must really hurt!" Yomi began to giggle. "Now, why don't you hand over the girl before I slice you up into ribbons?"
Defiantly, Kyle stood up with his back still facing Yomi before he turned to face her. Though she noticed he was different, not only that but now he had a belt around his waist that she was sure he wasn't wearing before...and was it...pulsing? Now his belt was around his waist, the stone in the centre glowing with light. "I thought I already told you...that isn't gonna happen!" Kyle yelled as he got into his stance confusing Yomi while Kusano looked on in curiosity.
Kyle exhaled a deep breath while bringing forward one arm in front of him before shouting a familiar word.
Once agin crossing his arms in front of him then slamming them down on the buttons on his belt causing both a bright light to appear and engulf Kyle, and what sounded like an engine revving. The light blinded Yomi and Kusano's eyes went wide as Kyle's entire body was engulfed in light.
(Insert: 'Believe Yourself')
When the light died down, Yomi's jaw dropped as her eyes gawked at the armored figure that now stood in Kyle's place. He was no longer some human and he definitely wasn't a Sekirei. Yomi didn't know what he was.
One thing was for sure though: she definitely bit off more then she could chew.
Kyle, now in his armor, looked towards Kusano and placed one of his armored hands on her head. "Ku-chan, I need you to close your eyes and cover your ears okay? I promise that when I tell you to open them...this will be all over." The little girl obediently followed his instructions, turning herself away from the battle and making sure to cover her ears and close her eyes. Kyle then looked at Yomi who seemed to be trembling.
Yomi then recalled her Master's words and decided to show courage in front of this unknown foe. She then charged right at him, swinging her scythe all the while screaming. However, she was not hitting him as she was hoping as he dodged her swings and slashes with what one would consider leisure. "Stand still!" She roared. Kyle didn't dodge the next swing but the scythe blade did not cut through anything as it connected with Kyle's forearm. The armor prevented the blade from cutting through. Yomi only looked on in terror as her weapon had no effect against the strange armored figure.
Seeing Yomi hesitating, Kyle decided to take advantage of the opening by punching Yomi hard across the face, sending her tumbling along the floor. She sat up, her eyes wide. She trembled in terror as Kyle walked towards her. In her eyes she did not see a man. What she saw was a demon coming to punish her for her misdeeds. "No…No…" She swung her scythe rapidly. "GET AWAY! GET AWAY! GET AWAY!" The vacuum blades cut through the air but none of them touched Kyle. He dodged them without effort as he slowly made his way towards her.
In a futile effort, she ran at him and swung her scythe but Kyle was faster. His fist collided with the blade and shattered it into pieces, much to Yomi's shock. Then, a hard kick hit her in the midsection, causing her to double over while backing a good distance away. "Time to say Goodnight!" Kyle said with a cool tone. Taking another stance Kyle placed his arms shoulder width apart with one hand facing up, the other facing down, with his left foot extended.
A familiar noise sounded as two extra horns appeared on both sides of Kyle's helmet giving him a total of six. At the same time a glowing golden symbol appeared beneath his feet, it resembled the horns on Kyle's helmets. Yomi saw the symbol and had no idea what it meant but she had a feeling that she wouldn't like it. "Hahhhh..." Kyle exhaled as the symbol was absorbed into his feet as he shifted his stance so that his left foot was back. When the symbol was fully absorbed Kyle leaped into the air, which luckily for him the ceiling of the cavern was still a few feet up from where he was.
As he reached the apex of his jump Kyle shifted into a flying side kick with his right foot extended. "TYAAHHHH!" He shouted as he was suddenly launched forward as an afterimage was left behind.
As he approached Yomi was seeing her life flash before her. "NO! NO! NOOO!" Yomi screamed to the heavens as the attack connected sending her flying back a great distance before landing on the ground, and even then sliding back even further!
With his attack over Kyle stood up from his crouched position and with another 'SHING' the horns slid back into place. Glancing over his shoulder one more time at Yomi, Kyle headed back towards Kusano. Though he was able to make out Yomi's last words: "I-I..lost...?...t-this body is...A-A-Ashi-kabi..sa..ma!"
Hearing her last words sent a knife to his heart. He didn't want this...he didn't want to cause any more pain! Burying his regret he made his way over to Kusano, undoing his transformation. "Ku-chan...Ku-chan...it's okay it's over now."
Opening her eyes the first thing she saw was Kyle, at the sight of him she began to tear up. Thinking he did something wrong Kyle made a move to apologize, but was stopped when Kusano's arms wrapped around his neck. "O-Onii…chan...K-Ku's...O-Onii-chan, i-i..is..h-h-here!...Ahhhh!" Kusano sobbed into Kyle's shoulder as he did nothing but hold her, wanting to take her fear and pain away.
Closing his eyes and wrapping his arms tighter around Kuu-chan Kyle kept consoling her. "It's okay, Ku-chan!" He said while stroking her hair. "Onii-chan is here...he won't ever leave you...he promises." Kyle swore as now he too was crying, for both the same reason as Kusano, and for one other completely different reason.
Kyle would never know how long he stood there holding Kusano. All he knew was that Musubi would come get him, and that they would head back to the Izumo inn...their home!
Yo! Hows everyone doing?...(Insert cricket chirps)..Okay guess I deserved that one.
Sorry it took so long for this chapter to come out, certain factors kept me from doing so added on to the fact that I have a small procrastination problem. So once again sorry! Also a special thanks to Tenrousha for the inspiration of the fight between Musubi and Kyle.
So moving from that, Heres the next chapter of "A Wagtails Rider" hope you all enjoyed it!
Big Shout out to Kamen Rider Chrome who helped me finish this chapter up, thank you very much KRC! Now I'm hoping the next chapter won't take too long, and I promise that I will try my very best to get it out.
On a side note..make that two side notes.
Please review this chapter and tell me what you think; is there anything wrong, something you would have liked to see happen, etc.. I welcome all your thoughts and opinions...but please remember that all flames will be ignored and reported. I'm serious about the reporting, one of my friends who posted a story, a Fate/Stay Night story, was heavily criticized with so many, please excuse me, idiots who flamed her for no other reason then it DIDN'T follow the original story line. In her AU she clearly stated that it was an Original Story Line! It got so bad that she stopped posting on Fanfiction completely. (Sorry for the rant!)
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This is Archangel Igneel sayin': Sayonara, Bye-Bye!