A week had gone by since the prior incident of the both of them meeting. Gita was busy in general fixing the wrongdoings that he had been doing f for the past few weeks. First and foremost, he aided that business man that he had painted his building for no reason. He also gave him a heft some of cash in order to do so. Gita roamed around the city with his hands in his pocket and standing at the highest building one could be on in Satan City. He looked down with sorrow in his eyes as he had lost a friend because of what his evil self had done. He yelled to the sky which caused the birds, some of the few buildings to shake, and also causing the nearby citizens to look in fear at whoever was doing the yelling. Gita just sat back down on the edge of the building with his legs dangling over it and his hood over his head. This was his fourth day out roaming the city in order to search for Suri but to no avail, he just couldn't find her. Maybe she had skipped down due to the entire incident, maybe she was still here. He wouldn't blame her if she never spoke with him again.
Today, Suri was flying above Satan City. Suri was planning to revisit a nice cafe she had fond memories of. Recently, Suri often visited quiet places she could relax in, maybe meditate even. She needed the calm. She needed the self-surpression. Most importantly, she needed the tea. A while ago in her encounter with Gita, she had lost control of her emotions, and although it was coupled with an act of self-defense, she felt like she had unjustly lashed out at Gita, that she had hurt him with both her words, and her actual attacks, despite her rational side telling her that it was not her fault. In any case, Suri tried to forget about what happened. It wasn't like she would see him again. If she persisted, eventually she would forget-
"GAH!" Suri lost control of her voice as it leaked out. She couldn't help it, she was startled by the sudden yelling that came from a building somewhere below her. It was so loud that she could hear it even above the clouds, and Suri was sure people down below could feel it too. Suri quickly made her descent to search for the source of the voice. She was concerned for whoever shouted, worried that this somebody was in distress of some kind.
"Wh-" Suri jumped a bit when a crying Namekian quickly approached, and at first she looked at him with only confusion. After Suri looked at him, and what he said registered in her mind...she recognized him as Gita, the only Namekian she knew that had something to apologize to her about. "Gita? You look like..." normal, like when Suri first met him.
'Sorry for what you did to me?'
He said it like he had committed the worst crime against her, but had he done such a bad thing, enough for him to apologize while crying? Gita did attack a civilian once, which led up to him attacking Suri as well...but that was it, and rather than what he had done, Suri was more saddened and afraid because of what she thought he had become; an uncaring, unpredictable maniac.
And that part...did it not remain?
Initially Suri thought that it was unlike the Gita she knew, but she realized...she didn't really know him that well in the first place. Turns out, he, Gita as a whole, wasn't as selfless as Suri thought.
'You're you again?'
Suri's expression did not change to that of a happy one when she heard that. She was relieved that Gita had been reverted to normal, it was just... "That Gita that I met that time was also you...wasn't he...? Isn't your past still the same? Aren't you still the Gita that accepted the power, from...Mabel, or whatever their name was?"
"Make it up to me?"
It was at this point that Suri found herself to be speechless. Could she forgive him? Did she even need to? She didn't know. "I...I don't know." Suri shook her head. As her head was hurting, she placed one hand on it, while turning away and distancing herself a bit from the source of the headache.
Gita just stood there and Suri being confused was only fair as he wiped the tears from his face and placing both his hands on his hips as he distance himself and gave her space.
"I have changed and the way I am now. I do not crave power like I use to. When we met the first time at that auction place. I had both good and evil within me. Think of it like Yin and Yang. Eventually I met a wizard named Maple, who basically released my inner Mazoku power. Which resulted in releasing all of my evil side. My Yin side if you will. Then I met this other wizard who corrected the problem. He sealed my Yin half, my evil half, within this tattoo. Now its just my yang half, my good half that remains. I'm hoping that this is making any sense."
"Maple, huh..." Suri would remember that name, the name of this...mysterious wizard who could spark change in people, she would have to be careful of this person. "Other than that... No need to dumb down the explanation for me." Suri raised her hand between her and Gita, while still holding her head with the other. "It's not that I don't understand the situation. It's not difficult to understand, and it's also not the first time I've heard about something like this." though it was the first time she was actually there for it.
Well...that, and the situation wasn't the same as the precedent. "So...a part of you was removed like it was cut out with a knife, and now...you've changed again." Suri was unsure if that was a good thing or a bad thing. Unsure if she should continue faulting this Gita for previous mistakes or not. A significant part that contributed in making most of his decisions was gone now, so who was he now? "Who are you, now?" What kind of person was he now? Suri felt like she was meeting him for the first time again.
"Who am I now? I am the Gita you have always known. The only difference is that I don't have any violence tendencies anymore. Yes, a violent part of me was removed and sealed away into my tattoo here. The only way it will break now is if someone cut through it. Which won't be happening considering that the wizard placed a barrier onto the seal itself. Only a strong and powerful wizard would be able to break the seal."
He folded his arms across his chest and just out of a nowhere, a terrifying scream of a woman and several other patrons started to run out of the bank in a quick flash. Three majin shark entities leaving the bank with a large sum of money in each sack. Gita couldn't wait and let them escape so he hurled his body straight down to the three of them with the look of a serious man who had no patience.
"Drop the money and I will let you go."
They didn't listen of course and the three of them started to scatter in opposite ways from one another. The brown shark majin ran to the right, the blue majin ran to the left, and the purple leader fly straight to the rooftop. Gita went over to the brown shark and blocked his path as he bumped into him and then fell onto his buttocks.
"I'm not going to ask again."
The brown shark was now frustrated and dropping the money as he attempted to left and right hook Gita in the face. Gita was quick to evade the moves with simple back stepping and kept his arms rested. Before the shark could perform any other attack, Gita was quick to twirl his body around and kick the majin straight on his nose. This would cause him to fly far back and to the ground.
"You are under arrest."
The brown shark started to chuckle and within a split second, he had transformed to a more menacing transformation. He towered over Gita and the second round was about to begin.
Gita claimed that he was the same person as before because his evil was sealed in his tattoo, but that was precisely why Suri thought otherwise. ...On the other hand, Suri actually didn't know Gita that well previously, but now an obstacle towards getting to know him had been removed.
Being all the way up in the skies, Suri could only faintly hear the sound of the ruckus going on down in the city, while Gita seemed to know exactly what it was when he suddenly flew down. Suri followed, and only moments later, she stepped foot on the streets as well. "A bank robbery? How did you know this was... You have great hearing, don't you..." He was a Namekian after all, a race the possessed highly sensitive ears that can hear really well.
To think that Gita would fly down without saying anything once he noticed the bank robbery happening, to then proceed to deliver the beatdown without hesitation...his response was almost mechanical. Not unlike Gita from the night at the mansion. Suri was sure she would find about the differences later, but for now, she knew that this part of him was the same.
As for Suri, she decided she would help in stopping the three robbers. She was there now, so why not make use of her strength? ...Also, she was sort of standing in one's way already.
The three crooks had the appearance of...sharks? It was only when Suri felt the blue one's fist as he struck her in the face to get her out of the way that Suri learned they were Majins. Shark Majins? Well, not the most unusual thing Suri had seen, she already had a cat-shaped Majin friend in Myu. Anyway, in his current state, the blue bandit couldn't hurt Suri with his punch at all, he couldn't even make Suri's head move let alone make her stumble back. "Ow...?"
Apparantly they could transform though. "Oh." The blue one followed suite once the brown one did. He grew in size and appeared to be more muscular, a clear indicator that he had gotten stronger than before, but not of how much stronger that was. Suri would have to find that out by directly clashing with him.
A vapor-like icy aura escaped Suri's body to surrounded her as she took her stance, in preperation for the blue bank robber's attack. He shoulder-charged Suri, which she side-stepped with her newfound lighter movements, before turning around and kicking him down into the ground. "HRAH!" Suri continued her attack by punching him while he was down, in the hopes of keeping him from getting back up. He was severely damaged, but...
The blue bandit did stand up, grinning; he was already regenerating! It looked like it was going to take some effort to exhaust this one...
But then, before she could do anything, Suri felt a sharp pain on the right side of her head...all the way to the left side. Her head was pierced with a narrow, purple beam of ki, and now it had a hole through it. Suri was thankfully a Majin, so all it amounted to was causing her to scream in pain while clutching her head. "aaaAAAAAAAHHHgh..." The purple one didn't run away, he went up to the rooftops to snipe them! Another beam shot out from his fingertips, aimed at Gita's head as well.
Suri was busy trying to recover from the pain. The aqua-colored shark was there too, to increase that pain. He lifted his arms before slamming them down on Suri...which she caught, despite her vision being blurred with her tears. Holding her head with one hand, grabbing the shark crook's arm with the other, Suri lifted him up before throwing him in front of Gita in hopes of stopping the shot...was she too late?
The brown shark had transformed and now he was tougher and meaner than ever before. Gita didn't let this get to him as he kept his hands in his robe pockets and smirked.
"Let's see how strong you have gotten huh?"
The brown shark had charged straight for him and a quick right hook and left were easily avoided as he started to step back a bit in small skips. Gita tried to knee him quick in his stomach, only for the knee to be caught by the shark's hand and holding it tightly inward as his outer hand was now touching his stomach. Gita was quick to draw out both his hands from within his pockets and proceeded to poof up two daggers out of the smoke and attempted to stab the shark's neck on each side. The attack was a success to say the least and this caused the shark to stagger a bit back as he began to cough up spit on the ground. Gita was then quick to leap away from the brown shark and immediately formed up a two handed sword out of nowhere once again and the shark already had pulled out both daggers from its neck and immediately tossed them to the side as he began to chuckle in a loud tone and began to get in an offensive stance. which appeared to be a low crouch state which made it look like he was going to run at full speed and tackle Gita.
"You are definitely an interesting individual. None that I have encountered possessed such magic before to use weapons such as yourself have. Now its time I stop playing games."
He charge straight at Gita and Gita quickly leaped back and swung his sword in a downward vertical style in order to attempt to slice the shark into two pieces. However, the Shark was quick to side step, dodging the sword just barely, and immediately used his sword as a leverage platform and stepping onto it with one strong force. Causing the sword to dig into the ground and become stuck. While he did this, he right hook Gita straight in his face, causing him to fly back into a nearby wall. Blood came leaking to his face for a brief moment, a nose bleed. Gita had chuckled and before the purple shark's attack could hit Gita, the blue shark flew straight into the blast! The explosion occurred and Gita quickly used this opportunity to transform, causing his body to bulk up a bit as he flew straight into the brown shark, sending a strong right hook to his face. This caused the shark to fall down and onto his buttocks.
The fight was far from over and Gita looked up at the purple shark, and wondered what he and his friends had in store for the both of them.
So this was serious Gita. He was actually fighting his opponent normally, without doing something random and unexpected. He didn't change his attire mid-fight, for instance.
She wasn't late at all. Even in her pain, Suri managed to let out a sigh of relief. Thankfully Gita wasn't as harmed as she was. While her head did its job of regenerating, Suri wiped her tears away, and also, moved around, hopping left and right, so the sniper would have a harder time of hitting her while she was recovering.
Recovering, was exactly what the two elastic elasmobranch Majins were doing as well. The blue one had a hole in his chest, which quickly filled back up, although he shrank a bit in size.
With one, stronger-than-normal hop, Suri leaped a few meters closer to Gita, close enough so he would be able to hear her. "They can regenerate, but not forever. Gotta tire them out, or knock them out with one big attack... Do you think you can do it?" Suri asked, before jumping to the side again, narrowly dodging another one of those purple ki beams that could have either pierced OR exploded her- apparantly the purple one could switch between the two!
"Gh...and then there's him..." She had to give it to them, it was a pretty decent strategy, the two strong crooks holding them off while the one up on top sniped them down. It was pretty tricky, having to focus on fighting the two thieves while also having to dodge ki beams the third thief was shooting from a distance.
Difficult, and distracting... "Gah?!" Distracting enough for the blue one to catch Suri in a full nelson. "Gotcha!" he celebrated. He kept his grapple strong, while Suri, suspended in the air in his grip, struggled as hard as she could to get out of it. "H-Hands...off...!" And it was working. His giant muscular arms were doing a good job of holding her, but Suri was also doing a great job of almost tearing them off. Just a little more...
The blue one groaned in pain as he felt his limbs being forcefully stretched. "Grr- Jeezums, what the hell? What have you been eatin' to get this strong?!" Suri ignored him, only focusing on her efforts of prying him off of her. He was breathing hard from his gills(?), but he didn't lose his grin. "Welp, whatevs. Too bad, yer too late." What was he talking about- Oh.
The purple one on the rooftop was in the progress of charging a beam. He was taking a while, which meant the attack had more force behind it.
"Let go! Are you trying to take you out with me?!" Suri shouted, and struggled with even more force, with even more urgency. The giant chuckled, before correcting her. "Nah, the boss ain't gonna kill either of us- Er, or, we ain't gonna die from being blown to pieces, and my bud over there's gonna pick me up and run."
Contrary to the blue shark's beliefs, there was deadly, vaporizing levels of deadly intent behind the blood-red explosive beam speeding towards the two of them. Of course, neither of them knew that. Suri still struggled to escape, however. If she was blown apart like he had said, she was going to have nightmares about the pain forever.
It seemed like Suri wasn't going to escape in time, though.
Gita had taken her advice however, the brown shark wasn't going to stop his assault and immediately charge straight to Gita, the both of them started to trade blows with one another and at the corner of Gita's eye, he had spotted Suri being placed in a full nelson. However this minor stare caused him to not see the attack that was coming for him from the brown shark. A strong impact to his stomach would cause him to drop to his knees and then the grabbing of his skull and slamming it to the man's knees was proving to not only be effective, but causing bleeding from his face along with dizziness. Gita was at this point furious and with intense yelling, he had placed an explosive tag on the majin's body and without hesitation, he had set off the powerful explosion. Smoke had filled the area and the brown majin had a massive wound on his stomach as he dropped to his knees and began to pant heavily. Gita also was shown and lucky he was able to leap away in time however, he was missing his left arm entirely.
Before the brown shark could regenerate, Gita saw the purple one firing his beam straight at Suri and the blue shark. Gita was quick to blur his body straight at the brown shark and sending a strong kick to his chest, sending him straight to the beam of the purple shark. The beam was strong enough to knock out the brown shark entirely. The blue shark was just in mere shock that his friend was thrown into the attack and he had briefly released Suri and this gave Gita the opportunity to stab the blue shark straight in his back and lifting him up like he was a kebab on a stick. He chuckled as he looked at Suri.
"I hope your okay."
He didn't allow his missing arm to stop him, so he removed the blue shark from the blade with one pull and then slamming an explosive tag on him. Grabbing his body and hurling him straight away from the both of them. An explosion happened once again and the blue shark was also knocked out from the attack. Gita had now dropped to a kneel and began to regenerate his missing limb.
"Suri, can you take care of the purple one."
He chuckled as he now laid on his back, tired and still suffering from the injury to his own attack.
Gita sent the brown one flying in front of them, just in time to block the blast. Perhaps the beam didn't have enough force, because the brown Majin was knocked out, a fact that Suri found out after being released from the blue one's full nelson. 'Huh...he was right, he doesn't want to kill his allies.' was what Suri thought happened.
Suri stood on her two feet again, looking towards Gita. "I'm okay, thanks- YOUR ARM! I...I hope you're okay! Th-That grows back, right?" Despite Suri's worrying, Gita seemed to be just fine, even with one arm, he knocked the fight out of the blue one with a brutal explosive finish. He did seem to have strained himself a bit, though. Gita laying on his back was a perfect opportunity for the sniper to fire another shot...
Gita was leaving the remaining purple shark Majin to Suri? "Alright, stay here, I..." Suri was turning to face the rooftop he was on when she spotted the incoming hot-pink beam. Her eyes widened, before they narrowed. In Suri's hands, a soda popsicle appeared, wide, taller than her body, and strengthened with her magical energy. The Majin girl swung it like a greatsword and pummeled the beam of ki into the ground, the projectile being unable to resist at all.
Suri scoffed and lifted her magically constructed weapon. "That was dirty..." Suri said this with a slight hint of anger in her voice, though far from what she had in her recent outburst. She didn't expect the bank robbers to be noble fighters, anyway.
Suri threw the giant popsicle towards the sniper. A barrage of rapid purple blasts bombarded the handheld barrier and broke it to pieces, but by that time, its creator was gone.
Before he could wonder where she was, the blue Majin's blurry form reappeared in the sky, just a bit closer to the sniping shark's location. His eyes were directed up to where Suri was with a "Up here!", before he shot a panicked purple beam at her. Suri easily avoided the not-so-well-placed beam, fired a mini-ice cream blast back at him to destroy his cover with a soda-scented explosion, before flying off and taking cover behind a building.
He shot through that corner of the building, but too late, Suri had flown to the other side of the building. The purple shark grew more and more panicked and desperate, and his assault continued, but Suri ducking and weaving through the forest of skyscrapers made it difficult for him to hit her. Eventually, Suri managed to make him lose sight of her for a brief moment, which was all she needed.
Suri quickly emerged from the side of a building, and flew towards the sniper's location. Boosting her speed, she intended to finish him off with this chance. "...?!" The bank robbing sniper's face became pale, paler than the pale blue Majin girl flying towards him with her fist forward.
The fist found its way onto the crook's cheek, and the crack of a shockwave rang out.
The terrified thief flew back into a wall, his face starting to lose its form. He started to recollect himself and get up, while Suri created her star projectiles. Countless shapes of stars, colored soda blue, strawberry red, vanilla white, they were all ready to shoot forward at a moment's notice. ...She was awfully close to him, though. So, Suri made the shooting stars return to her hands, instead using them to charge her fists with their magic. "...I apologize in advance." Suri said, and before the crook could even think of fighting back, Suri punched him again. And again, and again, and again.
After the brief barrage of a thousand strikes, the roughed-up rogue found himself being flung off of the rooftop. His descent to the ground was accelerated by the multicolored explosions of icy magic that followed; their amount equal to the punches he had received, and their colors that of Suri's shooting stars. The purple blob that was once a shark made contact with the ground, and he didn't get back up, his mind drifting away into unconsciousness.
Suri, on the other hand, stayed on the rooftop, because she was drained, having used quite a lot of energy after using that all-out barrage attack. Also, if the police were going to step in to apprehend the defeated criminals, perhaps Suri would silently slip away as to not direct attention to herself. Keeping her ears open for sirens in the distance, Suri looked down at the streets to access the situation, making sure the sharks were down for the count, and making sure Gita was doing okay.
Feb 1, 2020 0:37:17 GMT -6
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