OOS: By the way, Klak;
My reply to your last post is still on Page 48.
[ Training Room: ]
Namah: *Closes eyes*
*Suddenly, a massive amount of Cloud Flames surrounds her; taking the brunt of Shroom's attack*
Namah: *Backflips away from the attack's epicenter; bleeding slightly from her temple*
Misaki: *Partly dodges, but still takes the hit on her shoulder*
*She lunges to grab Moss in a headlock*
[ Separate Arena: ]
Vi: *Tosses a few grenade-canisters*
*Chasing after her, a few huge, spider-like drones are blown to bits by the grenades*
*However, yet more drones emerge from the smoke; clamoring over their fallen 'comrades' of sorts*
Vi: *Fires the Harkonnen into the midst of the drones*
*The huge round shatters again, tearing through their forces*
Vi: *Prepares to keep fighting*
[ Chrome vs. Belphegor, Training Room: ]
Mink?: *Still screeching, is now periodically stopping to sniff at the air*
*Finally, the Storm Flames are starting to fade away slightly*
Belphegor: Ushishishi. Sniff her out, Mink...This scared little girl can't hide forever.
Mink: *Still wreathed in Storm Flames* ...Snff snff snff snff snff... *Screeches, dashing off*
*It leaps, just as Chrome appears nearby with a shocked expression*
Mink: *Slashes and whirls wildly, burning right through her with its Storm Flames* ...? *Lands, sniffing around*
*The Chrome replica has faded away into Mist Flames, causing Belphegor to snort*
Belphegor: *Still grinning* Well...She's got some skills. Too bad she seems to be limited to hide-and-seek.
Levi: Belphegor had better watch his step... *Eyes narrow dangerously* ...This is when it's most dangerous.
Fran: Huh? What are you blathering about, Stupid Levi-sempai? *Looks around*
Lussuria: *Smiles knowingly* Ohohoho...
Squalo: *Frowning dangerously* Belphegor's fought enough illusionists to know where he stands now.
Fran: ... *Blinks* ...Alright, alright. What am I missing here? *Crosses arms* I'm
an illusionist. Why am I
the one out of the loop on this?
Xanxus: Because, Fran - You're an expert on illusions. Not fighting
Fran: *Blinks again* ...If I may ask...Could you please explain, Xanxus-sama?
Xanxus: *Snort* Well, I'll let Levi explain. Maybe you'll cool it with the insults for a while once he does.
Fran: ... *Turns to Levi* ...I apologize for my earlier comments. Could you explain, Levi-sempai?
Levi: Sure. Whatever. *Nods head towards the battle* Using illusions and fighting illusions are two different games.
*He motions to Belphegor, who has taken a wider stance and loaded both hands with knives*
Levi: This is the part of the fight that's hardest...When an illusionist knows that you're running out of steam.
Belphegor: *Peers around himself, shifting his grasp on the knives occasionally*
Levi: Either the illusionist will get cocky, and try to bullrush...Or they'll take full advantage.
*Closing his eyes and exhaling quietly, he stares down at Fran*
Levi: ...The Vongola Mist Guardian - Both
of them - Aren't the kind to get cocky...That damned Mukuro would know exactly how to make the most of this. Only Squalo, Lussuria, and I have been in this kind of situation. Xanxus-sama easily kept Mukuro from using this kind of situation to its fullest...
*With a final grunt, he finishes his explanation plainly*
Levi: ...We'll have to see whether this girl fights that much like Mukuro.
Fran: ...I see. Thank you. *Looks back to the fight*
Mink: *Has slowed to a little trot back and forth, showing its true form: *
Belphegor: ...Come out come out, little illusionist b!tch. Has that kind of b@stards Mukuro taught you cowardice so well?
*He spins, throwing a trio of knives behind himself - Nearing taking out Levi and Fran*
Levi: Watch it!! *Growls* He always gets like this fighting illusionists...Just like a weasel; too much energy, and too willing to use its claws.
Fran: That was quite poetic, Levi-sempai. Have you thought about writing a column in the Bebop Newsletter?
Levi: Shut up prick. Tryin' to watch the fight.
*By now, Belphegor has sent knives in nearly every direction around himself*
Belphegor: So? Not gonna spring on me from any angles? I guess you got so scared you just ran! Exactly like Mukuro woul - BPHAAAAAGH!!
*He has taken a boot straight to the chin, knocking him flat on his back*
Chrome: *Removes trident from its place pierced into the ground, levelling it with Belphegor's chest*
Belphegor: Heh...I guess you think you've won, hm? Well, you've forgotten something.
*A loud screeching noise erupts, causing Chrome to flinch*
Belphegor: Or perhaps, I should say, you've forgotten someone.
Mink: *Has leapt onto Chrome's back, claws set right between her shoulders and the sides of her neck*
Chrome: *Keeps trident level with Belphegor, ready to lunge*
*The two stare at each other for a while longer...*
Xanxus: *Abruptly speaks* This is a tie. Call off Mink, Belphegor.
Belphegor: Ushishishi. Down, Mink. Come to Bel.
Mink: *Drops off of Chrome's back, scurrying over to Bel*
Belphegor: *Picks Mink up, letting him cuddle into place around neck* Ushishi. You did great.
Chrome: *Sighs quietly, leaning slightly on trident...*