Yuri was alone in the impending pressure of darkness of the chamber. It has been two long years, alone. The results were satisfying, though.
She opened her eyes and looked around. Hidden in the darkness were thirteen shadows. They took human form in black robes. She summoned them using the knowledge she obtained from the books.
She reached out her hand. The darkness drew in to form a long bow, and in her back arrows.
She watched for the slightest movement in the abyss. The shadows would attack her at their full strength. A great solo training method.
Yuri fired off three arrows at once. Each hit something in the darkness. Three shadows went up in smoke. A fourth arrow went towards some clearing smoke to destroy a shadow that was hiding behind the first.
Three shadows ran up behind Yuri to attack her from the back. Yuri turned at the last second and vanquished all three.
Yuri fell forward. A shadow had managed to make contact to the back of her head. She went to jump to her feet but she was surrounded by all six shadows.
Damn it!! thought Yuri. The only was out was the flame. She had concluded it was borderline cheating, but shadows aim to kill.
The flame ignited in Yuri. She jumped up into the air. Quickly she sent off six arrows, one missed. As she landed the last shadow was in mid-strike. She dropped her bow, grabbed the shadows fist, then punched it in the face sending it into smoke.
The flame died instantly after the battle ended. Once again Yuri stood alone in the chamber. Again! Yuri thought, summoning thirteen more shadows.
King entered the frozen depths of Emain. The aura of the town was dense. Finding the source would take time.
Or not... An explosion came from the west. King raced over toward it. Citizens were frozen solid along the whole path.
After arriving at the source, King hid to access the power of the two. Also, to ensure which one was his ally.
The first guy, in a Gothic Rider Set, charged the second guy with a dagger. The second guy, in a thick robe, side stepped each attack.
It seemed like the second guy was only on the defense. Was he the ally. King just had to wait for the one with the ability of ice to show.
It finally came! The second guy raised his arm. The first guy threw his dagger to block the attack. The dagger came down frozen.
King charged at the robed guy and swung his mace at him. It easily avoided the attack.
"Kid, what is your name!" yelled King, charging the guy again.
"Cocone" replied Cocone, "Good thing you showed up, I was about to become ice!"
King kept charging and attacking the strange guy. Benches, trashcans, and lamps being destroyed in his path. It seemed the stranger needed to raise his hand to attack. All he had to do was keep swinging to stop the attack.
Suddenly King felt a sharp pain in his foot. It was freezing rapidly. How could he get hit?
"Who are you stranger?" asked King.
"He doesn't talk" replied Cocone.
"It is such a shame to kill such a powerful enemy without knowing there name" sneered King.
In a blink. King's eyes turned red. His flame ignited shattering the ice on his leg. In a flash he attacked the stranger.
King's mace made contact sending *the robed stranger into the wall. His hood fell back to reveal a black fleshed beast. His teeth shown past his frost bit lips.
"Your a monster" uttered King.
The guy raised his arms. King charged him to stop the attack. As soon as his mace hit the guy it shattered like ice.
"Is it dead?" asked Cocone.
"I think it just retreated. There is still a thick aura in the town" replied King.
"Bravo!" said a voice, a stranger entered the small park with Cocone and King.
"Identify yourself!" said King, as Cocone ran to hide behind King.
"I am the Puppeteer," he replied, "and it looks like you frightened my pet~"
"You are on the White Fangs most wanted list, surrender or die" said King.*
"How about you hold that idea," said the puppet bount, "Give a message to Shino and Yuri..."
King charged the puppeteer with all his strength. The puppeteer didn't flinch. At the last second the mace stopped 1 cm from his face.
"The message for Shino is: Emain Macha is now home of the bounts. Sending hunters here is suicide.
And, Yuri: Sid misses her. But, he has lost all hope ever seeing her again."*
The puppeteer then walked away, King stuck in his spot. After he was gone the spell dropped. King looked at Cocone.
"You have heard to much, you need to come with me" said King.