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Feb 03, 2023 7:28 AM
portals to the 16th century are kind of a big deal
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"No..."

There should really be some kind of follow-up there, but it's kind of hard to think over all of fear, embarrassment, and a headache at the same time. Maybe she should try to jump off this cloud, at this point, either he'd catch her or she would fall to her death and not have to have any more of this conversation -

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Inuyasha is recovering from his initial confusion to discover newer, deeper levels of confusion!

"Wait, what fool would give up precious jewel shards for you?"

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"Sure, next time I'll be scrupulously honest with kidnappers and let them kill me right away, instead of trying not to get murdered long enough for you to think of something, you absolute dumbass!"

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"Next time, Kagome, just go around telling people I have brain damage! It's a lot more likely!"

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Hiten laughs like this is the best thing ever. "A lover's quarrel, or Manten proven right? No matter." He twirls his spear. "It's true, at least, that you possess the jewel shards -" and he accelerates into a rush straight at Inuyasha, spear extended, flaming wheels blazing. "And so, you have sealed your death!"

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"We'll see whose death it is!" He draws his sword. "TETSUSAIGA!" The blade flares to life and he swings -

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"BLADE OF LIGHTNING!" And the two come together; Tetsusaiga shining with a glorious light, the spear venting unaimed electric bolts in every direction - except, somehow, into Inuyasha, as the blades clash.

Hiten's putting raw strength into it as he presses down - 

"Ha! How long do you dream you can hold me!"

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And Inuyasha grits his teeth, and strains his muscles, and, with a shout, throws Hiten back into the sky bodily, sword against spear as a lever to send the Thunder Brother scrambling and flailing to right himself.

"That enough of an answer for you?"

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Kagome immediately forgets that she was mad at him, that she was going to spend some time regretting being obviously mad at him, and also that Manten is still right next to her and can kill her at any time, even if Hiten has gotten distracted. She's way too busy silently rooting for Inuyasha with everything she's got.

He can do it. He's gotta. He said he could fight anything, and he's always been right before, even with Sesshomaru.

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Hiten rights himself and lands in midair. "The stubborn sort, I see, with plenty of brute strength. Well - the better to amuse me!"

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"Plenty of demons have said that to me, thunder-boy!" Inuyasha holds Tetsusaiga ready, waiting for Hiten's next charge. "And trust me, none of them have ever left thinking I was 'amusing.'"

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"Enough, then! I'll end it with my thunderbolt."

Lightning crackles around his spear. "Block it perfectly, half-breed - or perish."

And then he lunges, swooping down almost into Tetsusaiga's range, spitting lightning with he spear as he passes, then circling around for another - and another - and another, his spear lashing with lightning as he strikes and strikes again, never letting Inuyasha get a blow in as he bombards him with lightning bolts.

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And Inuyasha dodges and parries and does his best to interpose Tetsusaiga and its wards between every blast that singes the air and blasts away the rock and fills the battlefield with the scent of ozone, because he knows just as well as Hiten that a single bolt is enough to settle this - if it lands.

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And Hiten, of course, will not get close enough for Inuyasha to hit back. What would be the point of that?

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Well that doesn't look like a very good way for this fight to be going. She can't think of anything to do from up on this cloud, though. At this point she can't even try flinging herself off, unless she really does want to die (and she's over that now, really).

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"Fine work, brother!" Manten says gleefully, from his cloud next to Kagome. "Permit me to assist..."

And again his mouth fills with crackling energy, as he readies his breath weapon against the distracted Inuyasha.

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Well that's just GROSSLY UNFAIR. Why can't any of these tough guy demons FIGHT THEIR OWN BATTLES.

Kagome forgets, in her fear and outrage, that Manten is an enormous demon who must weigh three or four times what she does. She shoves him as hard as she can, just like shoving the bandit, except this time she's trying to knock Manten clean off his magic cloud.

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She catches him off-balance while he's aiming, and he goes toppling off the cloud face-first, spitting explosive destructive flaming force straight down.

He leaves quite a crater, in which he lands headfirst at the bottom.

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Well, it serves him right.

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Theeeen the cloud pops out of existence.

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- oh, she really should have seen that coming.

She shrieks, mostly in sheer surprise. She feels like she ought to be doing something, but there isn't actually anything you can do when you're free-falling off a cloud to your likely death.

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"KAGOME!"

He gathers his strength for a leap, bunches his legs -

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"Don't you dare ignore me!" And he aims another bolt of lightning at Inuyasha.

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"Just hang on -"

Parried, barely - he can't disengage, not without getting hit -

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"TO WHAT?!" she demands, before it can occur to her that these are terrible last words, and also they kind of sound angry, and she's really not angry at all, just extremely unsure what to do with the last second she gets before she hits the ground -

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