Masako stood in front of Mai in a fighting stance, trying her hardest to block Mais' attacks, she was lucky so far. She managed to block almost all of Mais' attacks, but the next one she didn't see coming, Mai did a round house kick to her face, Masako squeezed her eyes shut as she waited for the impact, SPR watched in horror, Mais' foot stopped just before Masakos' face.
"You're dead," Mai said to her, Masako opened her eyes and looked at her, Mai lowered her foot, "No matter how scared you are, even if there's no time to dodge, never close your eyes, 'cause if the thing doesn't hit to, something from behind could," Mai explained, Masako nodded her head.
"A-alright," she said her voice low with fright, Mai nodded her head.
"I need you to come at me now," she ordered, Masako looked at her shocked, "Hit me, kick me, punch me, hurt me, or at least try to," she said, Masako nodded her head and began punching her, Mai dodged her attacks swiftly, though she was surprised at how fast Masako could swing, Mai smirked. She began to block most of Masakos' attacks, Masako studied how she blocked them, then without warning she swung a kick at Mai, hitting her square in the stomach. Mai flinched but didn't fall, instead she walked towards Masako.
"I think you're ok to go into battle," Mai said and coughed a little, "Damn girl, you kick like a Rishinota," she said and straightened up, Masako smiled.
"I'm not sure if I should take that as a compliment," she said, Mai laughed a little.
"Take it as a compliment, damn things are ugly but they're damn strong," Mai said, Masako nodded her head. Turning Mai grabbed a knife and handed it to Masako.
"Next you have to try and aim right, this goes for you all as well," Mai said, she walked over to Narus' couch and picked up something out of her bag, it was a body.
"Mai what did you do?" Ayako asked in horror, Mai cocked a brow.
"It's fake Ayako," she said, the team breathed a sigh of relief, "Man you guys are idiots," Mai said.
"Oh yeah?" Monk asked.
"Don't start Monk, I'll get John to play the cool aid thing," Mai said, Monk cowered behind Ayako, who shook her head. Mai set the dummy up as Masako stood in line with it.
"You need to hit it right, focus on the heart and try to hit it," Mai said, Masako nodded her head as she stared at the dummy. She breathed deeply then let it out; she threw the knife getting it in the head. "That'll slow it down, but now it's mad at you, you need to hit its heart quickly," Mai told her, Masako nodded and looked back at it, she threw the knife again, not thinking this time and hit its heart, Mai smiled at her, "Nice work Masako," she said, Masako smiled at her. "Ok Monk you're up next," Mai ordered, Monk nodded and stepped forwards.
"Piece of cake," he said, Mai rolled her eyes, Monk threw the knife and hit the thing in its heart, Mai nodded her head.
"Not bad," she said, "Alright everyone line up, you all need to do this," she said, everyone nodded and began throwing knives at the dummy on the other side of the room, it took a few tries for Ayako and Madoka to do it, but in the end they got the heart, the boys of course got it on the third or fourth try.
"What's next teach?" Monk asked her, Mai sighed and shook her head.
"Lin and Naru, I need you two to fight each other, that way I can see if you'll be ok to go into battle," Mai said, Lin and Naru nodded and walked to the middle of the room. Both looked at each other then Mai, who nodded, Lin made the first move, he launched a punch at Naru, who dodged it swiftly and greeted him with a knee in the stomach.
"Try not to actually hit each other though," Mai said, the two nodded, Lin proceeded to Kick Naru, who again dodged, and hit Lin, but stopped before his fist came in contact with his face, following Mais' ordered. The two carried on like this until Mai stopped them.
"You two don't need any work on your fighting, it's perfectly fine," she said to them, they nodded and went back to the others. Mai looked at Madoka then searched for Ayako, who was talking to Masako about the two.
"Madoka, Ayako, you're up," she said, the two nodded and looked at each other, "Remember don't actually hurt each other," she said, the two nodded again. Madoka was the one who threw the first punch, Ayako only just managed to dodge it, she then brung her elbow down onto Madokas' back but stopped before it hit, Madoka spun around and grabbed her arm, twisting it a little, but not enough to hurt. Ayako looked at Madoka then brought her fist up to meet her face, however she didn't hit her. Madoka got the idea and let her go; Mai stopped the two as she looked at them both.
"Ayako, Madoka, I think you two are ok, but you could use a little work," she said, the two nodded their heads.
"Ayako work with Monk, Madoka work with Lin," she ordered, Ayako groaned but nodded her head, Monk only smiled cheekily, Ayako rolled her eyes at him.
"What about John?" Ayako asked, Mai looked around and looked at Masako.
"I know this isn't your thing John, but could you go with Masako?" she asked him, he nodded and the two went to the centre of the room. John threw the first punch before Mai had said anything; Masako dodged it and proceeded to kick him, but stopped before she actually hit him. John grabbed her foot and proceeded to twist, Masako winced a little in pain, John stopped and let her foot down, Masako smiled in appreciation. John sent his fists for her face, Masako grabbed his fists and twisted his arm around, trying not to hurt him, Mai stopped them there.
"I didn't think you'd be able to fight John, guess I was wrong," Mai said, John nodded at her and stood next to Masako, "You're all good, you can all handle a gun and Masako can handle the knife, you can all fight, but Ayako and Madoka need a little work, by tomorrow I want them to be at least a little better, got that?" Mai asked them, Lin, Madoka, Monk and Ayako each nodded their heads. "Ok but the last thing is, if you get injured, there will be a lot of demons there and the Demon Elimination Team aren't themselves, I have to find out what's wrong with them," Mai muttered aloud, but sighed, she looked over to Masako only to see a figure behind her.
"GET DOWN!" she yelled at Masako, who spun and quickly ducked, Mai grabbed the knife Masako had and threw it at the creature, hitting it in its heart, Mai growled at the thing and walked over to it.
"You can't stop it, you'll die, you all will," it said to her, Mai knelt down and took the knife from its chest.
"Who sent you?" she said, the figure scoffed.
"Chii," it answered.
"What's she doing to the elimination team?" Mai asked the thing laughed a little.
"Slowly killing them from the inside out," he said to her, Mai glared at the thing and sliced its throat, black blood oozed from it, Mai slowly bent down next to its ear.
"Go and tell her, if she touches them, I will mutilate her like I did when I worked for Fumiko," Mai said to the thing as it disappeared.
"Erm Mai?" Monk asked her, Mai slowly turned to him, her eyes a black colour.
"Yeah?" she asked him, everyone gulped at the sight of her eyes, breathing slowly Mai released the black energy in her eyes.
"What did you say to that thing?" Ayako asked her, Mai narrowed her eyes.
"I told it to tell Chii if she touched the elimination team, I would mutilate her like I did when I worked for Fumiko," she said, her last words dripped with a venom that was unreal to the others.
"Maybe we should go and practice?" Madoka suggested, everyone nodded.
"Bye Mai, by Naru," they all said, leaving the two alone, Naru walked over to her.
"So, you mind telling me how we're going to figure out what's wrong with the elimination team?" he asked her, Mai sighed and shook her head.
"Whatever's wrong with them they won't show yet, if we go to some place where Chii's ordered them to do something, I might be able to snap them out of it," Mai went silent after that, Naru cocked a brow.
"But?" he asked her, knowing she was going to add something else onto the end.
"But if there are a lot of things there that have to be killed, and they're after killing something, then it's gonna be a lot harder than it should be," she finished, Naru looked at her, he smiled softly and pulled her into a hug.
"It's ok Mai, we'll all be able to help you," he said to her, Mai looked up at him, a smiled came onto her face.
"I hope so," she said, Naru smiled and kissed the top of her head.
"Of course we will, I love you Mai," he said, Mais' eyes widened in shock, but then she smiled.
"I love you too Naru," she said, Naru smiled and lifted her chin up, he placed a soft kiss onto her lips as he held her close around the waist, Mais' hands wrapped around Narus' neck as she deepened the kiss. A smile came onto both teens faces as they kiss, each in their own little world made for them and only them.
Chapter I don't know I've lost count now, I think it's 14 oh well, the final battle will be starting in a couple more chapters, and yesterday I meant to say Gene was Narus' brother, I have no idea where cousin came from, but thank youSilverMoonForever for reviewing me the info about him, maybe in my next story I'll have him in it. Oh yeah that reminds me, straight after I've finished this story I'm going to work on another that's in my head, I hope you'll all read it, I'll tell you when it's gonna be posted, other than that please REVIEW :D