Owari no Chronicle:Volume11 Chapter 33
Chapter 33: Released Gathering
Break through the wall
Brush off the obstacles
Do not allow the gouging power to face you
Loud footsteps and the blowing wind filled a white corridor.
The writing on the wall said BF2. The person producing the rushing footsteps wore black and dragged the color red behind him.
His weapons were a steel spear in his right hand and the destructive power of motionlessness in the gaze of his left eye.
Everyone who got in the way of his swift pace was either knocked to the ground or broken and blown away.
His left arm did not move thanks to the large split in his left shoulder.
But there was no blood flowing from the wound. Before any blood could flow, it was blown into the air by his actions.
Someone following behind him called out his name.
He knew they were following and he knew this was all according to plan.
Most of them would return to the surface and only he and a few others would reach the sixth basement.
They knew the layout thanks to the information Shino had gained that summer.
They would take the corridor to the sixth basement on the way there, but they would use the fifth basement on the way back. They would break through the shaft on the eastern end of both floors, use the Concept Cores to bring the fifth basement’s lift up to the surface, and have Alex take them away.
The Concept Cores from 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 9th were kept below UCAT. If they stole those, the Leviathan Road could not be completed and controversy would break out over the unfairness of some Gears having their Concept Cores stolen and some not.
And to do that…
…We have to reach the back of the sixth basement.
That would mean their victory. After all, Hajji’s vision could stop and destroy all things.
…If I take the Concept Core pallets hostage, no one can touch me.
But, he thought while looking up. There was something he had to do before continuing down.
“I must reveal UCAT’s crimes.”
That was the true reason for this fight. He had to inform every UCAT and every reservation of what Japanese UCAT had hidden ten years ago.
There was a place for him to do that.
He saw a large pair of explosion-resistant doors in front of him. They had the words “Japanese UCAT New Headquarters” written on them.
No soldiers guarded them and there was no interception system. The doors only brought their thickness and sturdiness to the table.
Hajji gathered strength in his left eye and prepared to send a powerful gaze toward the door, but…
He suddenly moved to the right.
The blood scattering from his left shoulder revealed something that had not been there before.
This new form suddenly appeared to his left beyond the spray of blood.
“Oh, damn. How am I supposed to tell Natsu-san I got blood on my lab coat?”
The man wore glasses and he sounded troubled. Hajji turned toward him and smiled.
“2nd-Gear representative Kashima Akio? Are you the line of defense here? You are, aren’t you? Hm?”
Kashima was mentally sweating as he confronted Hajji with his back to the explosion-resistant door.
…If only Atsuta was here.
Atsuta had gone to the surface with a prototype Cowling Sword.
Tsukuyomi had been the one to place Kashima here. She had guessed the enemy would not come to the new headquarters because they were after the Concept Cores down below.
She had not wanted to put anyone with a family on the front lines.
“That sure backfired. …I never thought the final boss himself would show up.”
“Are you happy? You are, aren’t you? Hm?”
Kashima did not nod. The enemy was injured and his weapon would be powerful if it was a concept weapon.
He was worried about the gaze weapon in his left eye, but Kashima had a technique to make his way behind the man.
…I can use the Art of Walking.
Hajji had seen through the Art of Walking just now due to the sharpness of his instincts.
Kashima had tried to make him careless by making the area look deserted, but he had realized it was odd for the place to be deserted.
This time, there would be no tricks. Neither one would be careless and they would both be sharply focused, but that was why the Art of Walking would work here.
They were five meters apart. Both of them could cover that distance in an instant.
And it was easy for Kashima to read Hajji when he was bleeding and breathing heavily.
He knew the Art of Walking would work.
Even if the man shifted or adjusted himself, Kashima could instantly re-activate the Art of Walking.
So with no signal, he began the technique that would settle this.
He used it as he began to walk. The key to the Art of Walking was Hajji’s right eye. He used that as the opening to shift away from Hajji’s senses and he circled toward Hajji’s unusable left shoulder.
He moved quickly as he circled around the man.
If he reached out his hand and simply touched the man with his palm, Hajji would be blown away because he was not a god.
Kashima saw Hajji facing straight forward and away from him.
Kashima knew he could defeat the man, so he stepped forward and raised his right hand to attack.
Suddenly, Hajji moved his own right hand as if to hold Kashima in check.
He assumed this was an attack with the spear, but it was not. Hajji pulled something from his sleeve and dropped it to the floor.
The small black object fell clumsily down and solidly bounced.
Just as Kashima wrinkled his brow beyond his glasses, Hajji opened his mouth while looking in the wrong direction.
“Kashima, I do not know where you are, but you can see what I just threw, can’t you?”
He could, but…
“That is my sympathy. Yes. And Kashima, let me ask you one thing. …How is your family doing?”
Why is he asking that? wondered Kashima with a frown.
Hajji continued with a deep smile.
“Kashima Natsu and Kashima Harumi. Your wife did not have work today and it’s probably about time your daughter is being put to bed. Yes. A wonderful thing. A truly wonderful thing. Yes. And with that said…did you call home before this battle?”
He did not answer. Answering would disturb his movements and possibly break the Art of Walking himself.
But Hajji continued.
“I sent them a small package. Yes. It is labelled as a prize. …Your wife will likely wait to open it until you return home. And yet if she did open it, she would find out what is inside. Yes.”
“You know what that stopwatch means, don’t you? …Three more seconds now.”
Hearing the number of seconds started up Kashima’s emotions.
He clenched his teeth as he tried to choose between victory and his family.
“Kashima. …You are a wonderful military god. Yes. After all, you hesitated.”
Hajji looked right at him. His hesitation had likely created a seam in his Art of Walking.
“That hesitation means you might have chosen to abandon your family. Wonderful. Truly wonderful. Yes. …I am sure your family will hate you as they are blown to pieces.”
Kashima swung his right arm, but Hajji’s face had already moved right up to him.
“Kashima, let me tell you something interesting. Yes, I’m sure you will find it very interesting indeed.”
Kashima realized the spear tip was digging into his left side.
“Now, here is that interesting thing: everything I said there was a lie. Of course it was. I would never do anything so cruel. So…So rest easy. Rest easy and be defeated.”
A moment later, intense pain slammed into his stomach like an impact.
He was knocked back and pinned to the wall behind him. At the same time, he heard Hajji’s voice spoken through a bitter smile with teeth bared.
“I’m quite jealous. After all, your family is alive and well.”
Kazami flew high in the sky.
Below her, she saw a few giants, a crowd of dolls, and persistent people.
Her target was one of those giants, large doll #1.
It spoke and seemed to have different motivations from the Army.
Deciding it would be her enemy after her late arrival, Kazami looked to the moon and performed a gentle vertical half-rotation.
She knew the others were sure to defeat the Army. No matter what doubts they might have, they would accomplish that.
“Even if they tremble, fear, hesitate, or show any other weakness.”
None of that would get in the way of the power they held.
She flipped upside down in midair and stared at the large doll one hundred meters below.
“Are you ready!?”
With that question, she flapped her wings downward.
In an instant, the power of the wings of light seemed to launch her more than they made her fly.
She continued on.
She broke through the wind and fired G-Sp2.
But large doll #1 deflected it. It knocked the light away using the corner of the crowbar it held. The metal surface of the corner was torn away, but it did not break.
…How did it react to that!? Does it have some kind of reflex assistance system!?
The enemy roared in response.
“We made our weapons based on your data! Your attacks aren’t going to work that easily on us!”
She continued to descend and the large doll swung a fist up as a counterattack.
She was on a collision course. If she dodged too far out, it could correct its aim. If she dodged too close in, she would be unable to eliminate her momentum and crash into the doll.
A hit was the only option now, but Kazami found a solution.
“G-Sp2! Let’s win this!!”
She accelerated. She flapped her wings and quickly closed in on the fist.
“G-Sp2!! Third form!!”
G-Sp2 transformed during her ultra-high speed descent.
“I’ll blow it away,” displayed the weapon.
A moment later, she poured on even more acceleration.
She targeted the metal fist swinging up toward her.
Hitting it would lead to a single result.
“You’re going to hit!?” said the man’s voice. “You won’t escape that unharmed!!”
“That’s not my intention!!”
She locked the accelerator on full and shrunk down her body.
She held the spear tip out front and charged on in a straight line.
A back wearing a work uniform and a leather jacket trembled in the waiting room of Okutama Station.
The old man leaned back in a wooden bench and looked up toward the ceiling, but he was actually looking at the inside of his sunglasses.
The inside of his sunglasses showed him wings of light flying down with the moon behind them.
But the sunglasses also showed several red and green lines indicating the enemy’s predicted attacks.
It calculated out the enemy’s target, path, and destructive force.
The winged girl would destroy the large doll’s right arm, but the impact would crush her.
…I’m getting the far better end of this deal.
The old manager thought this was the most worthless kind of death in war.
She was destroying herself without even defeating her opponent.
…And this won’t help my mood either. Is this the kind of fight you want, UCAT?
But one thing’s certain, he thought. Her death won’t remain.
If the Army won, this battle would be seen as an evil thing and those who died would be denied by history.
“Just like my family.”
So I guess this is fine, he thought while moving his fingers to accelerate the large doll’s rising fist.
This will make her the same as my family. She won’t be able to save anyone, but she’ll be denied and forgotten.
“I shouldn’t have thrown out the alcohol,” he spat out while preparing to close his eyes at the instant of impact.
But then static ran through the sunglasses.
That meant something unpredicted had occurred and the predictive displays had gone haywire.
The enemy had done something.
He then saw the wings of light throw her body out from the falling spear.
The spear-user was planning to send only the spear into the fist.
You idiot, he thought. If you don’t throw away your life, the attack won’t be heavy enough.
The predictive readings returned to the sunglasses. Without the weight of her riding the spear, the attack would lose its stability and weight. The calculations said the piercing blow would stop halfway through the fist and not even destroy the arm.
But the old manager saw the wings of light flap in the sky.
…Are you running!?
She used all of her previous momentum to fly even further down.
She flew to the surface below the large doll before the spear hit.
In her fall, she twisted around to face the heavens, spread a hand, and shouted.
“G-Sp2! Come, my power!”
Kazami cried out.
She flapped her wings, transformed her fall into a power dive, and shot past the rising metal fist.
As she fell and accelerated, she twisted around and raised her right hand toward the heavens.
She spread the hand like she was trying to seize the moon, gathered her strength, and opened her mouth toward heaven.
G-Sp2 reacted to her word.
It suddenly trembled in its accelerated fall and the light on the back end grew to raise its acceleration.
This weapon contained a dragon and it moved straight toward Kazami’s open hand.
It would pierce through everything in the way. In this case, that was large doll #1.
The metal doll was over ten meters tall, but it was penetrated from top to bottom in an instant.
It was a single strike.
Countless metallic sounds occurred so quickly that they blended together.
G-Sp2 broke through the raised metal fist and out the bottom of the stomach.
Kazami had just landed below the open hole.
She raised a hand as she stood and G-Sp2 flew into it while surrounded by shimmering heat.
“You called?” it asked.
Kazami smiled and nodded. She spun the weapon in her fingers and stood it on the ground.
The sound of the back tapping on the asphalt was accompanied by the exploding shockwave produced inside the giant body overhead.
A great roar filled large doll #1 and metal could be heard tearing apart.
Next, the giant metal doll split into two halves.
Its anguished cry was the creaking of its motors before it lost power and began to tilt to either side.
After the tilt grew too far, it began to utterly collapse.
Below, Kazami looked up and ignored the downpour of scattering parts.
The metal rain let up and the moon was revealed in the clear sky.
A voice came from the collapsing metal giant.
“Wait. What were you going to do if that didn’t work?”
“What does it matter when it did work? This is what it means to do my best.”
“But my family protected me!”
Oh, thought Kazami. This person must be a lot like me.
So she answered while looking up at the sky.
“They cared about you. …Do you really need a reason for or proof of that?”
“If so, then go look in a mirror. No matter how much the current age denies it and no matter who denies it, you’ll find some evidence reflected there so long as you don’t get rid of yourself.”
She lifted G-Sp2 high.
The metal legs falling to either side were blown away by the strike and scattered in the wind.
That was all, so she sighed.
What to do next? she wondered.
But a sudden shadow appeared overhead.
She jumped left on reflex.
An instant later, a giant black metal object crashed in the spot she had left. It had been sent there from the east.
Kazami trembled at her own voice. She only knew one thing that could take down UCAT’s strongest god of war.
She saw a white form approaching from low in the eastern sky.
It was fast.
“Wow,” she said when she realized the sound did not precede its arrival. “This isn’t good. It’s supersonic!”
She tried to call out and warn everyone of the impending shockwave, but it was too late.
The white giant was moving faster than sound and it was already almost within arm’s reach of them.
The large-scale shockwave easily tore up the surface of the ground, so if that happened to the people behind Kazami…
She reflexively thrust G-Sp2 into the air.
She used all her strength in the hope of splitting the shockwave as much as she could.
She slammed it forward, but her wish was not granted.
The white god of war suddenly changed course. It moved to the southern forest on Kazami’s right.
Immediately afterwards, it rotated around and flew up into the southern sky.
Why had it not taken advantage of that perfect opportunity?
She quickly found the reason.
Something was racing along the runway from the east.
It was a motorcycle and a god of war.
The motorcycle’s driver had swung a sword. This had created a blast of light that struck the white god of war from behind and knocked it to the south.
Meanwhile, Kazami saw something unbelievable coming her way.
A boy stood on the back seat of the motorcycle and he held a giant god of war overhead.
The god of war’s armor was painted to resemble a maid uniform.
The god of war lay horizontally with its arms spread to the sides as if flying. Kazami frowned and called the name of the boy supporting the god of war’s stomach from below.
“Sayama!? What is that idiot doing!?”
Her gaze then moved to the boy driving the motorcycle.
When she saw him raising a large white sword that had somewhat changed form, her expression crumbled a bit.
“There he is showing up at the perfect time. He really is a boy.”
Sayama felt the wind.
Ahead of the strip of asphalt were a group of black dolls, two large dolls fighting Sibyl’s white god of war, Susamikado collapsed next to them, and Kazami.
Beyond them were a white army struggling to regain its footing and a black army working to defeat them.
Sayama felt Izumo turn the motorcycle toward Kazami.
Baku emulated him as he looked up at Violet who he held with both arms.
“Violet-kun, are you about ready? It is time.”
“Yes, sir. Motorcycles sure are fast. …And are you sure I’m not too heavy?”
“With your control of inertia and gravity, you are perfectly light.”
“R-really? Oh, but was it indecent to ask that?”
“Don’t worry, god of war girl. Judging by my attempted wife, being a little indecent is just right.”
“Ha ha ha. So does ‘indecent’ mean ‘uncivilized’ in the Izumo dialect? You learn something useless every day.”
Sayama raised Violet in a throwing stance.
“Now, Violet-kun, it really is time. But here is one piece of advice. When flying like this, you clench your fists and hold them out in front of you.”
The god of war did as instructed and Sayama threw her forward.
A powerful wind surrounded her as she flew.
The black dolls turned toward the noise and frantically prepared their shields, but it was too late.
She slammed head-first into the dolls and began sliding on her stomach once she landed on the asphalt. She had already cut off her inertia, but her speed remained and she knocked everything out of the way as a giant mass of metal.
“Ah, n-no! I can’t stop!!”
The white army and Kazami had initially looked up, thinking reinforcements had arrived, but once they realized the reinforcements had no way of stopping, they reacted the same as the black army.
They ran about one hundred meters back at full speed.
Violet tore up the asphalt but finally came to a stop after sliding those hundred meters with them.
“Ow, ow, ow,” she said as she got up and brushed off her armor. “S-sorry about that. All I ever do is mess up.”
Everyone glared at her and a path had been created behind her. The central line of black dolls was gone and the black army had frantically moved back, so a wide path had opened up.
The motorcycle drove down it with Sayama standing on the back seat with his arms crossed. It circled in front of Violet and came to a stop.
Sayama glanced over at Kazami who was still glaring and then he kicked Izumo’s back in front of him.
Without turning back, Izumo lightly waved his right hand up and down to say he understood.
“Well, there’s a lot to say.”
Sitting on the motorcycle, Izumo looked to Kazami who stood to his left.
She hesitated and did not immediately return his look.
Finally, she met his gaze.
Her eyebrows lowered and twisted, she bit her lip, and she clearly did not know what to say.
“Wh-what’s that look for? …Is something funny, Kaku?”
“Well,” he said while crossing his arms and giving a deep nod. “I was just thinking I could expect some fresh kissing and a lot of other things from you every day.”
Kazami grew pale and Sayama tilted his head from behind Izumo.
“What do you mean, Izumo?”
“Ha ha ha. That’s simple. Chisato’s going to be working to make sure I don’t get tired of her.”
“W-wait a second, Kaku. When did you wake up?”
“Around when you started with ‘it seems I…’ ”
Kazami sighed, approached Sayama, and gestured for him to leave.
He hopped down from the motorcycle and Izumo scooted forward so Kazami could sit there.
“If you’d woken up, then get up!!”
A kick not even Sayama could see sent Izumo flying from the motorcycle.
He slammed into the asphalt more than he rolled along it and he frantically got back up.
“Y-you idiot! I was seriously injured not long ago!!”
“Not anymore, you’re not. Your arm was remade good as new and you’re alive and well.”
After those words, the motorcycle crashed into him. She climbed up on top of the motorcycle that had fallen on top of him, hopped up and down, and spoke to the cries of agony coming from underneath.
“I was… I was so desperately worried. I was even crying. So why in the world would you think it’s okay to joke about that!? I’m…I’m ready to…”
She started to cry, connected the clutch, and spilled tears with the accelerator on full throttle.
“Are you crying or wearing me down with the tire!?”
“Ha ha ha. This is indeed the kind of flirting you will never grow tired of,” said Sayama. “And to think it is going to escalate further each and every day.”
Suddenly, they heard a certain sound in every direction.
A wave of metallic sounds reached them as people raised their guns and blades.
This audible intent to kill caused the white group to face their surroundings.
The three sections of the white army saw the color black surrounding them.
In that black, a girl with long hair stepped forward from the west. Her eyes met Sayama’s when he turned around.
“Well? What are you going to do? This is still a hopeless situation for you.”
Susamikado was finally beginning to get up, but Typhon was waiting in the sky and two large dolls remained unharmed on the surface.
The large dolls rotated the crowbars they held in their hands and held them up like scythes.
When those were swung down, it would remove at least a few people from their ranks.
But without watching them all tense up, Mikoku gave a shout.
“This ends here!!”
Those words were followed by a metallic sound.
However, it did not come from the crowbars. Before those metal scythes could reach them, a long pillar of light shot from the ground and into the giant dolls’ backs.
Mikoku and the black army gasped as Izumo pushed the motorcycle out of the way and stood up.
He held V-Sw over his shoulder as it contained the light and he smiled toward Kazami who had moved to the side.
“Fine, it’s my turn now. And Chisato, you go take that speech-loving idiot into the building.”
She looked surprised, so he reached his left hand out to her.
He spread his fingers, dropped the hand on her head, and rubbed it as if messing with her hair.
She drew back her head from his hand but finally responded.
“You don’t leave me much choice.”
She peeled off his hand and turned toward the wall of black with G-Sp2 in hand.
“Sayama, let’s go. We’re pursuing Hajji. And it’s your job to stop him.”
“Oh? Why must the handsome negotiator trouble himself with that filthy physical labor?”
“Shinjou’s on the bottom level.”
“We must get there immediately! I cannot contain myself a moment longer!!”
Kazami sighed, turned her back on him, and faced the black army.
“Sayama, there was a lot I wanted to say to you.”
She squeezed her spear and raised her wings.
“But I really don’t even care anymore.”
She left those words in the air as she shot forward and smashed the wall of black.
She had many comrades, she had the black dolls, and the wall blocking the enemy’s way was thick.
She was currently running through that wall.
She was moving beyond it and toward the white building’s entrance.
The girl named Kazami had just attacked to create a path for her and Sayama to reach the building.
Her comrades were of course trying to stop them. She could hear their footsteps, see them preparing their weapons, and see the wall growing denser.
But some people could neutralize a wall like that.
Hajji could, Jord could, and Tatsumi could.
“As can Concept Core wielders like her!!”
She ran onward while wondering if she fell under that category as well.
She just had to pass a few more people to reach the other side. If she ran diagonally to the entrance, she could pursue them as they approached the building.
She was certain this would work.
The enemy had to push through a greater number of people than she did.
If she caught up with them and started a fight, she would win. No matter what kind of attack they used on her, her regeneration ability would allow her to win. Once they attacked her and thought they had won, she could get in a fatal attack of her own.
…And that will remove Hajji’s enemies!!
Her strategy would work. The Army would correct the world and the last remnants of the Concept War would vanish.
…And I will part ways with Shino.
She shook off that sudden dark thought and gathered strength in her legs to run even faster.
But that was when she heard something to the right.
It was a strange sound.
She heard it along with flesh being struck, bones breaking, cries of pain, cries of surprise, the blowing wind, and loud footsteps.
It was the sound of a broken barrier.
“Did they already make it through!?”
Instead of thinking that was too fast, she was simply filled with disbelief.
But she saw the movement that proved it had happened.
Something flew through the air beyond the crowd to her right.
They were men wearing black armored uniforms. Some had been blasted into the sky by an uppercut or smash and others had dodged, but it was clear they had allowed something to get through down below.
And then more people sprayed outward.
On the edge of the human wall and in the position closest to the white building, a dozen or more people in black armored uniforms were blown away.
They flew into the air with their limbs sprawled out as two people ran through on the ground.
One was a girl with white wings raised and the other was a boy in a dark blue suit.
For some reason, Mikoku was seeing them from behind.
…Strange. Why am I seeing their backs!? I should be ahead of them!
That meant they had breached the human wall faster than she had.
How had they been faster than her when she had an absolute advantage?
The answer was clear.
…They truly were not thinking about anything more than breaking through.
Mikoku ran while reminding herself Hajji had left this battlefield to her.
If the enemy made it through and pursued Hajji, it would be her responsibility.
They were around a dozen meters apart and she worked to fill that gap.
She could not speak, so she inhaled, filled her lungs, and raced across the asphalt.
She heard a voice from overhead and wind reached her.
She looked up to see Typhon. The six white wings were moving to crush the smaller wings and the boy on the surface.
…Is she going to stop them!?
Just as Mikoku hoped it was true, more wings flew in from behind.
These were four black wings and they crashed into Typhon.
“Mikage-san and I are your opponents!!”
The black god of war used all of its thrust to collide with the white one and send them both into the white building’s second floor. The building materials exploded and the white and black gods of war disappeared beyond the building.
That left Mikoku and her two enemies.
“They’re pulling away!?”
Why? she wondered with clenched teeth.
But she remembered that those two had not turned around when Typhon had arrived overhead.
It was like they had known Susamikado would intervene.
Why? she asked again. Why can’t I catch up to them?
Her feet raced along to throw her body forward.
But those feet suddenly slammed into the ground and came to a rapid stop.
She trembled, tensed her shoulders, and forced open her clenched teeth to shout.
“Who is getting in my way!?”
A white sword was stabbed into the asphalt ahead of her. It was buried down to the hilt.
Someone had thrown it to stop her pursuit.
The orientation of the hilt allowed her to predict the direction from which it had been thrown.
She turned toward the south side of the white building.
She remembered there being a path leading around back there and that some of their men had gone that way to take the lift leading down.
But those men were nowhere to be seen. Instead, she heard a voice.
The voice was singing a strange song.
It was a rap beginning with an “oh”.
“Oh, really? Really? Re-re-re-re-really? China’s capital ain’t Hong Kong, it’s – oh, yeah! – Be-Be-Be-Be-Beijing!”
She heard someone hitting nearby metal objects like a drunk.
“Be-Be-Be-Be-Beng-ji-ji-jing-jing-jing – ohhhhh, yeah! Menchegeda!!”
With that south, someone twisting and dancing jumped out from behind the building.
The young man wore a white combat coat and held a microphone wrapped in ribbons.
He nimbly performed two cartwheels and a moonsault and he raised his hands as he landed.
His song and actions brought everyone to a stop.
All focus was on him and he opened his mouth at the center of it all.
“Oh, thank you! Thank you all so very – apyaaahh!!”
He threw three splendid kisses with both hands, took a satisfied breath, and gave everyone a smile.
“Now, time to get chopping.”
“Who the hell are you!?”
The entire black army yelled at him and the entire white army held their heads in their hands.
In front of those two opposite actions, the young man brushed up his short hair.
“What, do you idiots not know the artist who brought all of America to tears? Okay, morons. I’ll say it in plain Japanese, so listen up. I’ll start with something simple. I may have already shaken America, but you know what’s going to happen when I make my debut?”
He raised his right hand and pushed on the empty air with each word.
“All! Of! America! Will! Bow! Down! To! Me! And naked at that!! What do you have to say about that!? In other words, my name is…”
However, he was not the one to finish his sentence.
That was done by Shino who held her blue philosopher’s stone southwest of the runway.
Her eyes opened wide when she saw him and she gave him a simple name.
With that shout, the battle resumed.
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