Daunte and Hayden were still fighting each other. Both of their magic collided with one another and causing explosions that even the area surrounding them was falling apart.
“So, your little thief had set up those bombs?” said Daunte.
“Don’t act like you’re surprised. Tristan gives my orders with good promise. And he’s only here for the ride. I don’t give two fucks for what happens to him.” Hayden answers.
“You know I feel pity for you. Taking this path you’ve chosen.”
“Shut up, old man.” He roared. “You don’t know anything about me.” He launches leech seeds that were the size of orange at him. Daunte uses his Holy Spear and cutting them in half.
“Stop this, Hayden. There’s time to stop this. You don’t have to do all of this.” Daunte pleaded.
Hayden laughs at him. “Ha aha ha ha ha aha ha!! Strong words of a stubborn old fool. You know you should really check to see what you’re doing.”
Daunte didn’t understand what he meant. He looks down at his body and saw green slime on him. Before, he could even figure it out, Hayden snaps his finger and the slime ignite like fire and causing an explosion.
“Ahhhh!!” Daunte screams in agony as he witness third degree burns on his body as he falls to the ground. He never expected to be defeated so easily. He was coughing out blood from his mouth. Hayden walks up and squats down beside him. “Such a shame for a man like you to die here in this world.” Hayden reaches in Daunte’s pocket and retrieves the final crystal which was unharmed.
“Farewell.” Suddenly, a spear appeared from nowhere and knocks the crystal from his hands. He turns around and sees Jellal’s group here.
“Drop the crystal!” Jellal shouted. Hayden was about to attack them when his hands was cover with a sticky substance. He looks up and Alicia and Louis were there too.
“Well, more company. I love to stay and chat but I’ve a world to conquer.” He summons more plant demons as he teleports himself underneath the ground.
“Erza, take Mira, Alek and Juvia with you.” He states. “Laxus and I will handle them.”
“Don’t be ridiculous.” Jellal whirl around to find out who it was. One plant monsters attack him. However, Norwind came from behind and destroy the creature with his wind magic. “We’ll fight along aside you.” said Norwind.
“I know that we’re enemies. But right now, this is a truce.” said Ichi. “We can bitch about ourselves later. Now, Go!!”
Another plant demon attacks them again. However, it was Ichi was the next person to stop it attack.
Alicia looks at the injured Daunte. “I’ll take him to safety.” She said to Louis.
“Please do.” He replies. Alicia went down and grabs Daunte and teleports out of the council. Mira, Erza, Alek and Juvia headed down underground where Hayden was heading. Leaving Jellal, Laxus, Louis, Norwind and Ichi behind.
Meanwhile, Natsu and Gray were running inside the tunnel. Natsu sniffs. “Her scent. We’re getting close.” He said.
“Hey, are the rumors that say about you is true?” Gray asks.
“Not all of them. I can be the nice guy when I feel like it.” He responded back to him.
Lucy still laid there and was breathing in and out while holding her bleeding stomach.
Her eyes were focus on the big gates. She hears footsteps and looks to her right and sees a man walking toward Tristan and was talking to him.
“Is this the final crystal, master.” said Tristan.
“Of course.” Hayden replies as he took it out as well as the other two crystals. “Now the time has come."
Hayden walks towards the gates and places all the three crystal in the center holes. The crystals light up and the door started to open.
Outside, the sky started to become dark and it gave off that eerie feeling. Civilians look up at the sky to see what was happening. Even mage and warriors, who still leaning up the port, looked in worry.
As the gates were finally open, demons began to come out and head up to the top. Hayden had an evil smile on his face.
Yes, be free from your prison.” He yells.
Tristan looks on at the woman. “Sir, what do we do with here?” he asks.
Hayden looks over at Lucy. “Dispose of her. I’ve no use for her.” He said to him.
“With pleasure.” Tristan summons five bright lights and they were over Lucy and they shaped like a star. “Star Radiance Blast!!”</I> A beam of light was heading straight for her. She couldn’t do anything but look into the light. Then suddenly, shards of ice and a tornado of fire protect her from the blast.
Then, a blast of dark matter and multiple swords headed straight for them. Hayden redirects them and let them hit the demons that were coming out of the gate. Tristan had a big smile on his face as the smoke cleared because he knew who was there.
“Salamander, you’ve arrived. And you brought company.” He said to him.
Lucy opens her eyes and sees Natsu and other come to her rescue. “You guys are here.” she said slowly.
Mira scream as she saw her body.
“Lucy!!” She ran to her and so did Juvia. She kneels down to her.
“Geez Mira, you’re always dramatic.” Lucy said trying to put a smile on her face.
“What’ve you done to her?!” Alek yells angrily.
“It’s simple. I torture her. Just enough to for her to spill blood.” Said Tristan. “I’m surprised that she’s still kicking.”
There were furious expression on Erza, Gray, and Alek. However, Natsu didn’t respond. In fact, he turns around and looks at Lucy and kneels down at her. Tears were flowing down her face. But why? Was she happy that he and her comrades came or was she regretting making the decision getting involved with Natsu.
She could help but look into those onyx eyes of the man that was facing her.
“Rest, you’re going to be fine. I promise.” He takes off his scarf and laid it on her and gave a peck on the cheek. He really cherishes her and he didn’t care if everyone saw.
“Is that a farewell kiss, Salamander?” Said Hayden.
Natsu got up and looks at them. Then, his appearance changes into his devil side.
“I’ve always like her. Her smile, her laugh, her determination, and her concern for others. It makes me really happy and it makes me feel human.”
Natsu’s tattoo started to spread on his body. Horns grew out of his head. So did his wings on his back and a tail.
“Now, you guys are taking that away from me. You now on my death hit list, you sons of bitches.”
“How can you fight us when there’s demons already heading out towards the city.” Said Hayden.
“I’ll beat your asses and send those demons back to through that gate!!” He states.
“Well, I love to see you try.” Said Tristan as he uses the Star Radiance again. Then, he summons his fire snake to attack them as well.
Erza reequip into her Flame Empress Armor. “Explosion!!”</I> She was able to stop the attack.
As the snake makes it onward attack, Gray quickly stops it.
“Ice Make: Prison!!”</I> The snake screams and tries to break through the ice and even tries to melt it. But, it had no effect. Then, Alek comes in and uses his Hydra blast to destroy the flaming snake while it was still trapped inside.
Hayden release more seeds at them. They exploded on impact. However, what he doesn’t realize is that Alek and Gray were just ice sculptures. This gave Alek opening to attack Hayden.
“Death Thorns!!”</I> Dark thorns came from the ground and attack him. Hayden moves out of the away but, he gets hit slightly. Erza reequips once again into her samurai armor and held a sword in hand ready to attack him and Tristan. However, he summons vines and traps Erza.
More demons pour out of the gate and tries to attacks Lucy and the others. Juvia and Mira stand in front and protected their friend.
“Water Nebula!!”</I> A blast of water attacks the demons. Mira quickly changes into her Satin Soul power.
“Evil Explosion.”</I> With one blast some of the demons are send back into the gate and back into Leyno.
Natsu simply cut through the vines with his fire magic and free Erza. He went straight for Tristan.
“Flame Dragon Sword Horn!!”</I> Natsu pushes him with all of his strength and sending him crashing into a wall. Tristan fell to the ground being battered by Natsu. Just as Natsu was about to finish him off, a rumble echoed throughout the space. Next the ground starts to shake. Little rocks were falling to the ground.
The rumble was getting louder and louder. Then, all was now silence.
Alek looks at the gate and sense something coming. Something big and powerful. He quickly turns to his teammates. “Everyone, run!!” he yells.
But it was already too late. Everything went complete white. Then, a big of blast of lava and fire pierce through the ground and into the air leaving destruction in its path. A powerful demon emerges from the ground and is set and on destroying Magnolia.
To be continued…</I>