"Why do I have to get trained by you?"

Kaito ignored Issei's whiny whining as he led the holder of the boosted gear alongside Asia Argento deeper into the forest.

After talking with Rias, he decided to get right down to it and deal with the easiest albeit most annoying one to power up. While she herself…was off to see her queen who was laying filled to the brim with his cum in his bed.

"Because my sacred gears literally come from Ddraig's corpse so I know more than Rias on how to train you with the Boosted Gear," Kaito rolled his eyes, "I'm not happy about it either, I'd much rather train with Koneko or with Asia alone."

"Eh, me?" Asia blinked.

"Yes, you," Kaito looked at her and gave the older blonde girl a smile, "You've got an amazing sacred gear in Twilight Healing. I've got a few ideas on how you can get better with it and even help me with my own training at the same time."

Admittedly, he was totally pilfering some of the training she would have done with Azazel. But he wasn't lying about wanting to train with her the most besides Koneko. With her healing abilities, he could massively increase the amount of training and gains he could receive per each training session.

"Ah, really?" Asia beamed, "Then I hope we can train together later."

He half expected Hyoudou to explode at him, he thoroughly warned him away from Asia after all just yesterday.

Yet, he said nothing beyond grumbling a little bit, his eyes flickering between him and Asia a bit, before biting his lip and looking away.

It was kind of weird to be honest.

…Was this because of him walking in on him with Akeno? Kaito honestly wasn't sure what to think about it. The guy hadn't even said anything when he was talking with Rias.

He shook his head and put it out of mind for the moment, it didn't matter. Even if his mind did flash to the mental image of the blonde beauty walking beside him guiding her soft lips up and down on his length.

Damnit Akeno!

Totally her fault.

Moments later, they arrived at a decently large clearing Rias had pointed them towards for the training and Kaito wasted no time, "Alright, are you ready?" he asked.

"…I guess?" Hyoudou asked giving a lame shrug, "Ready for what though? Should I stretch first or something?"

Shouldn't he have stretched earlier considering he'd apparently been training with Koneko first?

"No," Kaito replied, "I'm asking you if you're ready to man up for once and do what you have to do to get stronger. Quite frankly Hyoudou, there's never been a weaker Red Dragon Emperor in existence than you, I'm going to help you unlock your Balance Breaker right here and now and beat the strength into you, and then Asia's going to heal you back up into fighting shape over and over until I make something out of you."

"…Dude, that's just hurtful can't you be a little nicer?" Hyoudou whined, and Kaito was seriously taken aback.

…What happened to the aggression he had with him before? This…was just wrong.

"But sure okay I suppose," Hyoudou give a smile and ran his hand through his hair, "Can't be any worse than Koneko-chan beating me up all morning. But what's Balance Breaker though?"

…This guy.

Something was seriously wrong with him.

"It's basically a super mode for your Sacred Gear, most never unlock it though," Kaito explained with a groan, "Luckily for you, I'm a bit of an expert when it comes to Ddraig, so I know how to help you unlock the Balance Breaker at least partially right away."

"A super mode, that's so cool!" for the first time today, some energy returned to the boy and his eyes sparkled, "So how do we do this then?"

Alright, that was a little bit better he supposed.

"It's simple," Kaito crossed his arms, "I'm gonna have you sacrifice your arm and your lungs to Ddraig. He'll give you a dragon arm and dragon lungs in the process. It'll enhance your physical ability and your magic power. And it'll give you access to Dragon Aura a dragon unique power that among other things will let you boost your physical abilities with it and also let you breathe Dragon Fire. But above all else, by sacrificing some of your body to Ddraig, it'll enhance your connection to him and let you unlock Balance Breaker."

"….That sounds really scary but really cool too," Issei rubbed his hands together and seemed to mostly completely gloss over the fact he'd be sacrificing his body parts to become part dragon and the significance of it all, "So how do I do it?"

Why was it, that now that the idiot was so much more accommodating to him, he found himself liking him less?

"You do nothing, you barely know how to use the Boosted Gear," Kaito sighed, "Just summon it."

"Gotcha!" Issei pumped his hand into the air, "Boosted Gear!" he shouted, and in a flash of green light the gleaming red gauntlet of the Red Dragon Emperor appeared on his arm.

It was totally wasted on him.

But whatever.

Issei wasn't important right now, because someone else had just entered the vicinity by proxy of his arm.

"Ddraig, can you hear me?" he said aloud.

"Eh?" Issei tilted his head to the side in confusion.

"I can hear you loud and clear, Kaito is it?" a deep voice emanated from the gauntlet, the green gem in the back of it flashing, "You're an interesting one, I've been waiting for my chance to meet you."

Huh? Really?

"He can talk outside me?!" Issei spluttered.

"Eh, a voice from the Boosted Gear?" Asia gasped.

Despite himself Kaito felt a grin tug at his lips, "Same back to you," he replied, "I have actually wanted to thank you for a while. After all without you I'd never have gotten my Sacred Gears."

"Hmph, don't mind it," Ddraig dismissed his thanks, "What else good was my corpse for? Well, I'm actually quite happy with what you've done. You've inherited my flesh and taken it for yourself. You are akin to a legacy of mine now, kin even."

When he put it like that, he wasn't actually wrong.

"What, like a son?" Kaito snorted.

"Something like that I suppose, after all you've even taken the principals of domination I stole from god," Ddraig mused, "I'm not even sure how. That should be impossible, but at the same time you're not a red dragon like me in nature despite inheriting my flames, you're a Zmei dragon, the type that's really naturally talented with taking in and learning all types of magic and the like."

…Wait, what?

Putting aside that little interesting tidbit of him apparently having become a Zmei dragon, which actually might have explained why he so easily picked up what Akeno was teaching him last night even while they were fucking like animals-
"The principals of domination?" he gaped, "That's actually a thing? I thought it was just some chuuni crap from your Juggernaut Drive chant."

"Oh, you even know of that, huh?" Ddraig hummed, "But no, the principals of domination are a real ability and power I possess. I attacked heaven a long time ago when looking for a power to overcome the white one. The power was sealed away by God, alongside the principles of supremacy and I took it for myself. Of course the White One then copied me and stole the principles of supremacy."

"A-attacked heaven?!" Asia spluttered and looked like she was about to faint at the information dropped on her.

"God didn't really care to be honest, once he figured it out that we only had interest in fighting each other at least," Ddraig snorted, "But either way, yes it's a power I have or had at least. I lost it when I lost my body, and it's yours now. The White one will surely be seething mad when he learns my legacy has such a power when his own body was completely destroyed and never turned into an equivalent of the Twice Criticals haha!"

This was going a completely different way than he thought it would.

"What even is this power?" he found himself asking, completely forgetting about why he was here in the first place.

"It's domination. The primal aspect of domination imbued into your very being," Ddraig replied easily, "I only used it in my physical body, but the way you took it, you took it right in through your soul through the Sacred Gear. It's a testy power and rather annoying actually. Deep within you now is the primal savage desire to dominate and claim what you desire. Your very Dragon Aura is imbued with it now, those of weaker will shall find themselves submitting you on instinct as if it were your right. You spread it out and dominate the very minds of others and force them unconscious if they're not strong willed enough. Even your magic power and physical body is imbued with the power of domination and will conceptually dominate others in a pure clash assuming your strength and power isn't too far below their own."

"Oh…is that all?" Kaito asked numbly, blankly.

That did explain at least his temper lately and the sheer desire to dominate even the girls he loved dearly.

"No, but even I didn't discover the full extent of it, I just used it to fight the White One," Ddraig snorted, "I assume there's something more to it, being a primal force and all and being sealed away by God for a time."

"…Hey this is interesting and all, but can you stop ignoring me?" Issei pouted.

Ddraig sighed, "Oh right….you," annoyance tinged the dragons voice, "I'd forgotten you existed you disappointment."

"Hey you stupid lizard, that's not cool at all, aren't we partners!?" Issei growled swinging his arm back and forth as if it would do anything to Ddraig.

"Hardly, you can use my power I suppose, but I've more or less given up on beating the White One this generation, especially after last night," Ddraig sighed, "Frankly, I'd ask for a transfer to Kaito if possible, with him as my wielder the strongest Red Dragon Emperor of all times would be born."

What the hell happened last night?

And was it wrong for him to take a little bit of smug pride in Ddraig wishing he was the Red Dragon Emperor? It probably was and was beneath him to be honest.

He'd need to work on that. Among other things.

At least he knew the root of his attitude problems lately though.

"Damnit, why did you have to rub it in, I already know he's better than me now, he's too manly, I've never met a guy more manly!" Issei gripped his hair and cried out, "Do you have to say it out loud though!?"

"Issei-san…?" Asia gave him a worried look.

An annoyed sigh came from the Boosted Gear, "Why me?" Ddraig almost whined in despair, "I don't want to speak to you anymore, let's just get what Kaito wants done and over with."

"Why you gotta bust my balls like that partner?" Issei huffed.

"They're so small a fly could accidentally do that," Ddraig huffed back, causing Issei to collapse to his knees dramatically "…Why can't I just kill myself? Is this the real hell? Had god been preparing this punishment for me all this time? What a petty guy just because I wrecked your home, beat up your kids and stole your stuff. Sure that was bad, but how could it warrant punishment like this? Please somebody just kill this idiot."

Wow.

Kaito wasn't even sure what to make of the spectacle in front of him right now. Was he worse off right now than that whole Oppai Dragon thing?

He had only seen it on wiki diving, but Ddraig had to go into full on therapy because of that. Alongside Albion actually after he got turned into the Butt Dragon Emperor.

Not that he could blame them. imagine going from existences even pantheons of gods feared, to being the power sources of a pair of perverts lusting stupidly after tits and ass.

Those poor dragons.


A roaring voice of glee and jubilation echoed through the forest. The deep expanse of woodland was lit up by shining light of crimson and green.

'The principles of domination, huh?' Kaito chewed on his lip, arms crossed as he leaned against one of the trees, his eyes trained on his 'student' for the day.

Behind him, just at the corner of the tree and peering out over his shoulder was Asia, taking refuge from the onslaught of magical, or rather dragonic power building up.

With Ddraig to help facilitate the process, Hyoudou sacrificing his arm and lungs to the Red Dragon Emperor was a simple matter.

And even right now, even with his subpar sensory abilities, Kaito could feel as the wielder of Boosted Gear's power sky rocketed.

Almost approaching the same amount of magical power he had.

When he first sought out to fight Satanael and help Irina, before he himself sacrificed his organs and transformed them into that of a dragons.

As it was, he was only paying half a mind to Hyoudou.

His mind was on the fact that was revealed to him by Ddraig.

The Principles of Domination.

It was amazing, he'd somehow luckily got his hands on such a power. And just from the bare basics of the power Ddraig explained to him, he should be over the moon.

…Yet-

'Is that why I've had such trouble with my emotions lately?' he grimaced in thought, fingers that were crossed over his biceps digging in so tightly he almost pierced his skin and drew blood.

Why he'd been so much more angry, so much more lustful, so much more impatient. Why his temper was hair trigger thin.

…Was it why the girls around him had been so, submissive? Yanagi had bowed to the harem thing way to easily. Akeno had submitted to him in all of one meeting. Even Serafall had been caught up with him to a degree before she shook it off.

Was it why he simply couldn't stand the sight of Hyoudou now? Before, he'd disliked him, quite a bit actually, even been jealous of him to a degree for his luck with the Boosted Gear. But he'd never hated him enough to do what he did those weeks back, even if Hyoudou was the one to throw the first punch.

Was it why things had changed for him so much?

'I only wanted to get strong enough to protect myself and people I care about, and then continue with my life and become a pro football player on the world stage.' a shuddering breath escaped Kaito.

When…did that suddenly change to wanting to get stronger? Gain all these benefits? Become a high class devil for a peerage of his own?

And worst of all…when did he start to enjoy such a thing?

"Alright, the transformation is complete, the connection has been boosted!" Ddraig's voice suddenly echoed from Issei's right arm, "Pseudo Balance Breaker activate, Welsh Dragon Balance Breaker!"

The Boosted Gear shone with an intense crimson light that blotted Hyoudou entirely from view, before it shifted entirely into a blinding green and swarmed over his body.

"Boosted Gear Balance Breaker: Scale Mail!" Hyoudou's voice shouted from within the light, before it shattered apart in glass to reveal Hyoudou, covered from head to toe in a shining crimson red armour with gleaming green gems on the arms, knees and chest, golden tusks erupting from the jaw of the helmet, a long jagged spiky ended tail dangling from behind the head, and blinding green eyes peeking out from the visor.

Kaito dismissed his heavy thoughts for the moment and pushed off of the tree, "So this is the legendary Scale Mail huh?" he mused aloud.

He had to admit, it was pretty cool looking.

"Yes, this is my full power now Kaito!" Issei pumped his fists into the air and roared out proudly, "Yes, with this, what was I even thinking? I'm such a fool for letting myself be led astray! With this power, I can even beat you!"

He lowered his arms and pointed at Kaito, pointing one metallic clawed finger at him, "Fight me Kaito!" he demanded, his legs crouching down a bit to push off.

'Has the power gone to his head?' Kaito wondered idly. He could somewhat understand that, after all, it wasn't like he wasn't guilty of such a thing either.

"Boost! Boost! Boost! Boost! Boost! Boost! Boost! Boost! Boost! Boost!" Ddraig's voice suddenly erupted with chant after chant, the green gems on the scale mail lighting up with green energy.

"I'm the manly one now!" Hyoudou roared and exploded forward in a blur of speed, far faster than he was previously capable of.

The difference right now between him and Kaito when they fought weeks ago, if such a thing could even be called a fight, was like night and day.

His blurring charge-

Came to a complete halt only a moment later though.

Why?

Because of Kaito's fist, encapsulated with the crimson red energy of his dragon aura alone, punching straight through the chest of the scale mail.

It shattered into pieces like the glass of a window, returning Hyoudou back to normal.

Wide eyed, mouth agape Hyoudou fell back staring into Kaito's eyes, an odd look in his own, halfway between unconsciousness, mystified awe and something else Kaito couldn't place, "…Damn…So manly…." Hyoudou snorted to himself.

Before he landed flat on his back unconscious.

"Issei-san!" Asia gasped in worry, rushing out from behind the tree to kneel by the unconscious boys side, her Twilight Healing blinking into existence upon her fingers, before light green power shimmered from her hands and covered his body.

Not that there was any need.

Kaito had went easy on him.

With the Scale Mail and those boosts he had suddenly taken. Speed wise, Kaito judged him to have reached around the same speed Kaito himself was capable of a few weeks ago with his Touki and Dragon aura.

That was without his own Sacred Gears though.

The younger teen stared at the unconscious Boosted Gear wielder for a moment, hand still outstretched in a fist-

Before pulling it back and holding his fist up and opening it. Revealing the gleaming deep green gem within his palm. The same gem that had been previously in centre of the Scale Mail.

This one gem, was basically the entire reason why he'd actually decided to take part in this farce of a training trip.

Beyond learning the basics of how to use devil magic, which only took him a single night…even while very distracted, there was nothing to gain for him from this trip.

Except this.

'Thanks for the idea Hyoudou.' he dipped his head this one time in respect to the older boy.

In the other timeline, Hyoudou had shattered the Scale Mail of the White Dragon Emperor and wielder of Divine Dividing, Vali Lucifer. And through stealing one of the gems that were left behind by the broken Sacred Gear for all of a moment, Hyoudou was able to steal part of the Divine Dividing's power.

At great cost to himself mind you, because Divine Dividing and Boosted Gear were complete opposites.

His Twice Critical though, his original un-mutated Twice Critical, was a completely different matter though. It after all, was simply a weaker version of the Boosted Gear, and was made from Ddraig's body.

And Ddraig had even said it himself, Kaito had inherited his flesh.

He should have a massive compatibility with a part of the Boosted Gear.

All that left, was the desire to make it work. Sacred Gears responded to the wishes, emotions and desire of the user.

'I can't deny it.' he thought, eyeing the gem as if transfixed.

Perhaps it was his true nature all along?

Power.

He wanted it.

He always had.

From the very beginning when he chose his path as a child, he'd vowed to become the best. To become self sufficient, rich, famous, powerful. He'd vowed to become the best football player in the world and make his name echo through the hall of fame for all time.

The addition of his other selves soul, memories, his very life and how he lived. Had merely brought what was already there to the true surface.

Perhaps that was why he was born with a dragon based Sacred Gear in the first place.

He was more greedy than anyone else.

Now that he'd taken to a higher stage. Why should he not aim for the apex? To become the very best.

Like no one ever was.

"I laugh before the infinite and chase after the dream." almost instinctually the words slipped from his mouth. And something, rushed through him, making his hair stand on end and a shudder run down his spine.

It was Ddraig's juggernaut drive chant.

Only a little different.

It started from Ddraig's, and then it became his own.

What did it mean though?

He'd felt something change as he spoke it. But, he didn't know what. He didn't even really feel different either, the feeling had already passed.

But…he kind of felt like he'd passed a milestone of some sort?

That left only one thing for him to do.

He held up the hand holding the glimmering green gem from the Boosted Gear, and in a flash of light a familiar ebony black and golden gauntlet formed around his arm as his Twice Critical appeared.

'I'll taking this power as well!' Kaito declared with a mental roar, his fingers clasping around the gem once more forming a fist.

He drew deep on the fragment of Ddraig's power within the Twice Critical, the golden gem on his gauntlet lighting up with blinding power. Beams of green shone from between his fingers, before gold overcame it.

"Oooooooh!" Kaito felt a roar leave his lips, his dragon aura bursting into existence around his body almost instinctually and compressing around his arm like armour, or a glove.

Pushing, pushing and pushing.

Compressing, crushing, crashing.

Devouring.

And then it happened.

The gem disappeared, the weight of it fading away as it was subsumed within his original Twice Critical.

And something clicked.

Golden light burst into existence around his left arm as a second gauntlet identical to the first formed. it was like his other Twice Critical returned to its original form before mutating.

But that wasn't it.

He could feel it.

A connection between his original Twice Critical and this one appearing on his left hand.

They were the same.

They were both his original Twice Critical. His Twice Critical had evolved, becoming another subspecies.

"Boost!"

"Boost!"

Ddraig's voice echoed from both gauntlets.

Twin boosts.

With his wings, that brought his total boosts right now up to three.

But that wasn't all.

Instinctually, he could feel something else. Another power. Another ability. More than one actually.

Two.

He could hear their names whispering in his ear. Slotting into his brain. It was like remembering something after a long time and having a realisation.

An epiphany.

Penetrate.

And-

"Let me try this out," Kaito grinned and held his hand up, pointing it at Asia, "Transfer." he commanded.

Light erupted from his gauntlet and washed over Asia, covering her in an aura of light, and the green magical aura of her Twilight Healing, swelled massively in size.

'Interesting.' he noted idly. He felt much of the power he'd boosted with, disappear as it was transferred.

Maybe about eighty percent of it?

A sudden moan broke him from his thoughts and he looked over just in time to see Asia tilt her head back, and a euphoric moan erupt from her pretty little lips that would have given Akeno's from last night a rival, her cheeks flushing a dark red, "Ah~ Why do I feel so good?" she panted out, pulling her hands away from Hyoudou and running her hands frantically over her body.

…Oh, wait.

He'd just transferred his power to her.

Power of his that had been doubled twice.

An amount of power that thanks to him becoming a devil and then taking in the King Piece, and with those boosts-

Would be if not on the Ultimate Class level, nearly there.

The standard power ranking that actual gods lay on.

And he'd just transferred that to a girl who had never even come close to such power in her life and actually by his estimates, was around Irina's level magic wise.

Meaning, he'd given her access to more than ten times that of the power she actually had.

…Oops?


Aight, here we are back again good old lads, good old ladies, good old minions, good old coomers. Good ol' thingamajigs. So here we do be back with the big ol' whompy humpy rumpy pumpy chapter 25? I wanna say 25. the twentiest of fiviest.

-Nope, just checked it's chapter 24. Chapter 25 is the advanced chapter up on the Pa-atreon amongst a bunch of other advanced uploads for like Primal, Power, Jordinio Version, Systematic Shinobi and a few other things I've not uploaded here yet.

Anyways, this chapter contained the first ever meeting between Kaito and Ddraig, father and...son I guess. Kinda, technically. At the very least DDraig is making the claims. And Kaito has come to understand the ramifications of just what he'sinherited from Ddraig's flesh and just why he's been changing so much lately. Putting that aside, Kaito helped Issei out, both for Rias' benefit, and for his own. Obtaining a jewel from the Boosted Gear, was one of the main reasons he even decided to come to the training trip in the first place after all. But yeah, that's that.

Anyway, again, shameless Pa-atreon plug. I've got one, go by the same username on there, easy to find and all that jazz. Support me if you want, it'd be swell, but don't feel pressured lads and ladies, I'll be uploading my stuff outside it regardless and not keeping it all behind a paywall or anything like that.