Part One - Kishin
Madness. I could feel the Kishin madness clawing at my mind, trying to get a grasp over everything else. The three slitted eyes and the blood, it's truly insane. But I can't think about that, or let it take control over my soul, I have to keep calm and stay in control.
There's a loud boom-like sound in the distance but I ignore it, it's probably just the enemy or something. And it sounds distant, so I shouldn't have to worry.
"Yin-yang, a bit later then we'd like, but you ready to fight?" I ask. Yin nods from where she stands next to me and quickly transforms into a katana, hilt in my left hand. "Alright, let's get going."
"Ami, do you think they'll be alright?" she questions me as I sprint forward, dodging trees as I head for the witch Arachne's castle. I know exactly who she's talking about.
"Yeah, you know everybody will come out fine after this. Maybe a few scars, but that's a given." I reply, not letting my answer slow me down. "Plus, just think about who we're talking about, an assassin with a ninja partner, an advanced scythe-meister with a powerful scythe, the son of Lord Death himself who has some damn powerful girls as guns. I'm pretty sure they'll be fine." or that's what I keep telling myself. Because honestly, I can't quite believe it yet, but worry and fear will only slow me down.
"Point taken." she says. I slow down, sensing enemies ahead, and sure as anything, a group of Arachnophobia idiots are in the clearing just ahead. I press my back against the nearest tree, holding Yin with both hands, listening to their movements.
They shuffle around like lost rats in a maze, though I think the rats would be much smarter. And I know my time to strike. I edge to the corner of the large tree before spinning and throwing Yin and the one by the edge of the clearing, nailing him right between the eyes. The others turn and look, drawing weapons and aiming, but I quickly retrieve my weapon and dodge the incoming attacks.
I've been told I'm quick and agile, nimble and graceful, yet above all, deadly. I have to agree with those who say so, because within moments I have killed all of them. Easy, too easy really.
As soon as I relax just a fraction the ground starts shaking and loud thunder-like booms fill the air. Yin transforms back to her human form and stands next to me, her jaw dropping as she points up. I look the direction she's pointing and my jaw instantly drops as well. Above us; Death City.
"When we were told to do anything to kill the Kishin, I think Lord Death took that to heart." she comments. I just slightly nod, still utterly shocked. "Well, we should avoid being crushed but keep moving. At least we know what that sound from earlier was." she quickly turns back to a sword and I grab the weapon by the hilt again.
"We should head away. From what I can tell, it sounded even worse earlier. Wanna bet that the castle we targeted can move too and Lord Death played 'smack the ugly spider castle'?" I say, putting the flat part of the blade on my shoulder.
"Either way, can you sense anything? Kishin, witch, allies, whatever." Yin questions. I close my eyes and concentrate.
"No witch, only Kishin and a few allies." I answer. "I think we'll skip the castle and Arachne, because it's probably destroyed and her dead. We'll go right for Asura, because that's all I can think of."
Before she can say any different I open my eyes and start running closer to where the mobile Death City stand, carefully beginning to jump on the ledges of jagged rock on the side of the pointed bottom where it had rest on in it's original location. It's times like these I love the fact I'm quick on my feet.
It's only moments before I get to level ground, then I head for the houses to get a better look. On one side the academy stands, and there's a giant gaping hole missing from where the Death Room is, near it there's a large black and red orb forming, and all I can feel is the Kishin's madness coming from it.
"Come on, let's go kill that thing." Yin encourages, I can imagine her grinning with narrowed silver eyes.
"No, I want to know what happened to the Death Room. And from the feel of it, that thing is a barrier, it won't let us in. Though I might be wrong, I want to make sure though." I don't wait for her to argue or protest before jumping to another rooftop, headed for the academy.
Again it only takes moments and I land in front of many of the staff of the DWMA. I know all of them, or at least I think I do. Yin transforms back to her human form once again, her arms crossed over her chest.
"Damn it, Ami! We could have killed the Kishin but instead you came here!" she obviously hasn't noticed the teachers yet.
"Miss Raeya, Miss Desir." Professor Stien is the first to say a thing. And of course he refers to me by my last name, typical. Though it seems to have shut Yin up. "As for the Kishin, you wouldn't have been able to reach it."
"And why not? Does it have something to do with that thing out there?" now I'm curious, more so then before.
"It acts as a barrier. Nothing can get in or out." a woman with short dark hair and glasses steps forward. "The only hope left is the three meisters that managed to get in before it closed completely."
"Two things I'd like to know," Yin responds. "One being, who the hell are you. Two being who got in."
"Yumi Azusa, Death Scythe." she says, giving Yin a glare. "And the three that got in, I'm sure you both already know them well. Maka Albarn, BlackStar, Death the Kid as well as all their weapons."
"My little brother gets all the fun in this fight. It's not fair!" Athena complains, crossing her arms. "Me and Fyre would have kicked that kishin's ass to hell and back! Especially after what that bastard did to dad!"
"So, Miss Death Sythe person, you're saying that thing is a barrier preventing anybody to get to the Kishin and our friends are in there fighting?" Yin waves a hand through the air. "Ami, can you sense anything from inside? I think I have an idea depending."
"Faintly. I can faintly sense what's going on, and it seems like the Kishin's winning, but...." I trail off.
"You can sense soul wavelengths and tell what's going on?" Azusa asks, looking at me with disbelief. I nod.
"Yes, I've always been able to do it, anyhow, with the fight. It's not going well from what I can tell." I pause, closing my eyes to see the scene better. "Uh...all I see is two of them are passed out, the others are still fighting the Kishin, and not doing very well." my eyes snap open at the next part.
"Is something wrong, Ami?" I feel Yin put a hand on my shoulder, she clearly can see the fear in my eyes. I glance from her to the teachers in front of me.
"Expel me for this if you want to, but I'm going." I mutter. "Yin-yang, katana form. We are going to find a way in. I won't....I won't let it happen. No, it can't." I know they are all looking at me strangely but I couldn't care less. "Yin, now!" I turn back to jump and she transforms.
"Miss Raeya, if you go then you will be punished when you return." I look over my shoulder to see it was another visiting Death Scythe, Marie, had said it. I just glare at her.
"Expel me, give me harder exams or more missions, do whatever you want. However, if I don't even try to prevent this, then I might as well be dead. I haven't said what I need to, what I want to." I try to keep my tone level as I continue. " At least one of you in this room should understand I can't let somebody die, because if....if he did....I don't know what I'd do." with that I look back ahead of me and jump.
"Ami, you are crazy. But I like it." Yin tells me as I dash for the barrier. "You better hope it's worth it though."
"I'd take every punishment DWMA has for doing this. I couldn't live with myself if I let anything happen. I don't care if I am never more then friends with him, but I won't lie to myself and say I don't care. A friend, the person I love, I...I can't do it." I admit, coming to a stop at the orb. I glance up before raising my weapon and driving the blade tip into it.
"You are so mushy sometimes," she grunts. "Watch it! I'm not a toy!" she adds as I hit her against the barrier.
"Sorry," I apologize with a sigh.
"Yeah well, forget it. Either way, looks like you did something." she says and I jump back, looking up. In seconds the barrier disappears and a bright blue light engulfs everything instead. The sky turns from red back to it's normal blue.
"That wasn't me," I smile. "The Kishin is dead." Yin transforms back to human for what seems for the millionth time.
"They did it. They killed the freaking Kishin. I...how? I knew they would, but how?" Yin huffs. "I wanted to kill it too!" I just look at her.
"Think about who you're talking about. Powerful meisters and weapons with powerful souls and a whole lot of bravery. That's how they killed Asura." I tell her and she rolls her eyes. I extend a hand for her her to take. "Come on, let's go and hear everything that happened." she takes it and we head forward.