GYM: The Return!
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A man stares up at the crescent moon, a grin on his face as he absently twirls a blade in his hands and wanders down the streets with a gleeful look.
"Ah, what a nice night to come out and do something! Gotta get back in shape with some weirdo around making shadows after all!"
In a few moments he'd come to a well-kept building, a sign above the door reading GYM and the man himself pulling out a key. He turns the lock and walks inside, flicking the lights and quickly turning off an alarm.
"And now, for the best part! The greatest thing ever..."
To stand and wait, eyes absently checking over the large square room, a few doors leading off to other parts of the building. Several large rings set up, with an odd shimmer about them save for at an entry point. Barriers to be exact, can't have stray magic flying all over after all. But regardless, for now the man simply stands and waits, swinging his blade about with practiced ease.
A young girl skips cheerfully through the streets, clutching tightly to a small, stuffed mouse within her hands, she wears some kind of fancy dress, her hair done up in a way that must have taken some time. The girl notices the GYM's open doorway and, curious, follows it inside.
"Hello, anyone here?"
The girl glances to each side, before finally noticing Tatsuya, the girl waits a moment, before nodding and waving
"Hey there old guy, are you on an adventure too?"
While ordinarily one would go through the door when entering an establishment, Horus was no ordinarily deity. Gracefully, he descends accompanied by a veil of light as he pierces the roof of the building at its center. Horus, not amused by the caving of the ceiling onto the floor below, nonchalantly utters a casual declaration
"Greetings, mortals, I have come today to give you the privilege of entertaining me whilst you slaughter each other mercilessly. And remember, have fun with it!"
It had been a while since she'd last visited the mysterious GYM she had once seen. Finally, with a bit of courage mustered up, she'd step into the building, looking quite different from the last time she'd appeared on the building's grounds.
Despite her clothing still looking like an average person, one would notice the strange black orbs on her waist, and on the other side at least 3 kunai.
She looked around the room, rubbing the back of her neck. "Well I guess there's no familiar faces today."
Just a kid? He can't help tilt his head at her and stop swinging the blade.
"Adventure, heh that's one to look at it kid. Name's Tatsuya Suou, and I guess I just came here to practice a little... Or maybe for nostalgia's sake."
He'd smile at the girl... Only for his face to quickly turn a bit annoyed upon seeing a Demon being so casually high and mighty.
"Ya know, I'm a Demon Hunter not an entertainer... I'm sorry to say, no one will be dying here today and if someone were to try and change that fact, I'd take major issues with it."
Oh, some gir-... No, not just some kid, that one feels a bit different upon further focus. Raw, clearly untrained.
"So when'd you get that Persona anyways Miss? Call me Tatsuya by the way, and a pleasure to meet you I'm sure. Now then, you here to learn something about using that thing? If so, I think I can be of a bit of help to you!"
The young girl tilts her head, glancing between Tatsuya and the bird, the whole killing issue is a weird one to her, and kinda reminds her of a few annoying people. Maybe they can just avoid talking about it. Luna shrugs, and looks over to the other girl in the room. Luna jumps up cheerfully
"Nice to meet you, my name's Luna. I'm here on an adventure!!"
The girl squeezes her little stuffed mouse, practically dancing on the tips of her toes as the girl glances to her sides, nodding before she asks the room
"would anyone like to play with me? I haven't made that many friends yet, just this one girl who ran away, and some weird kid."
Horus responds to Tatsuya by flying upside down and making a .-. face
"Wait, this isn't to the death? But, the videos I see online usually end in death... Meh, too gruesome for my taste anyway."
He then turns right-side up once more and makes a ^_^ face
"My, you have quite the gall. I guess I could go for a round or two with someone like you, but I must warn you, everytime I die the sun gets a little bit weaker."
(edited by Horus)
*Kai enters the GYM with a sigh. Kai stretches, looking around with an open eye. He mutters to himself*
Well, this place is boomin. Heh. Wonder if there's a dance partner around.
A boy wearing a black shirt with a black and red cloak draped over his shoulders would seem to phase through the back wall of the GYM. For a moment it looked as though something was floating behind him and holding onto him as he did this but the moment he entered the being would have disappeared in a flash of red light.
The boy would look around with a serious gaze, his eyes shimmering with a red glow.
"Perhaps I'll find more to join me against the armies of heaven here. Though, it seems unlikely that any would even be able to harm an angel, even in a place like this."
A Persona? Hey, I'm not alone here! Can't get too excited though. She strides forwards, staring at the floors and the general furnishing. Who cleans this place?
Finally she steps before the red-clothed man and the other girl who had stepped in, holding her hand up in greeting jovially.
"Hello there! My name is Sana Mori, it's a pleasure to meet you!"
After opening the door, a blonde, spiky haired, 15 year old with a braid flowing down his back appeared in a combat suit, that seemed to be colored dark blue and glowing blue accents.
"...This place sure can get a few more people here..." He said to himself as he looked around, to see Tatsuya with a bunch of others.
The man walks towards an arena, waving both Horus and Sana towards it.
"Two on one then, I need to try and test my limits... I'm starting to get a bit out of shape after slacking off so long, this should be a decent place to start I guess."
He'd stand at one end of the ring, grinning at both the bird demon and Sana with a cocky look as he holds his blade up.
"Anyway, think you can work with Horus over there Sana? I'm pretty sure that 2 against one is decent odds for me here, but I might be entirely wrong! Win or lose, it's good to see where I stand against newbies."
With that, he holds his hand out in a bring it on gesture. Smirking at them and placing one hand in his pocket afterward, the inhumanly observant might hear the sound of a pin being pulled from inside the pocket, most would likely assume he's simply being casual by holding his blade one handed.
Luna gladly shakes Sana's hand, smiling joyfully all the while, it takes her a moment to let go, and when she does the girl spins in place
"Awesome!! See, I've made a new friend already."
The girl giggles, looking off to the air beside her with a nod
*Kai looks over at Kazuya and mumbles to himself.*
Careful there edgelord. Might cut yourself.
*He smirks before finding a good place to sit, noticing something looked like it was starting. He takes his sunglasses off and puts them into his jackets inside pocket.*
Well, I came to fight. Though I do enjoy myself a show. Heh.
Horus does a thumbs up with his right wing and dives into the arena.
"Gotta admit, i'm impressed by you even standing here. Most mortals cower in fear when they see me. As a reward, i'll give you the fight of your life."
Horus then brought forth 4 shining light blades composed of the sun's energies. He causes these weapons to revolve around him slowly in a dashing display.
"Let's see how you handle the power of stars. Mahama!"
The thongs of pure energy then travel blisteringly fast toward their target, with 2 traveling outside the intended area of effect in both directions where their victim to attempt to dodge
She giggles and returns Luna's handshake, doing a quick hop in place in tandem with the girl's spin. It's clear that she was definitely on the same wavelength. Suddenly, she hears Tatsu, her gaze darting over.
"Decent odds?! With two of us?" She puts a hand to her chin, staring at Tatsu quite intensely. What level does he have to be on to be able to take both of us on...? She steps into the arena, opening up her weird-looking hoodie only to pull what looked like a kusarigama right out, twirling the weight a little bit and offering a semi-confident smile.
"Well, if you really insist, but just know I'm not gonna let you go without a fight, even if I lose!"
Tatsuya just... Yawns as the spell flies towards him. Not even moving as it crashes to him. In a moment, it would slam into his body, a flash of light appearing over him as suddenly he pulls his hand from his pocket and tosses a metal object at Sana and Horus.
"I'll give you a hint, you can't kill a sun god with light!"
In seconds the object would explode, a flash of light appearing from it that would hopefully blind Sana. He's got no delusions of the demon being stunned though, and would simply rush forward at an incredible speed as flames fly off his blade and towards Sana, followed by a masked figure in red appearing in front of Tatsuya and rushing towards the demon.
Assuming he was allowed to get close, Apollo would aim a quick punch at Horus, a small ball of flame flying from it and exploding right beside the being. With that, the Persona aims to get in a bit closer as Tatsuya watches over the girl to judge her reaction.
happy to have made a new friend, Luna watches Sana go with a smile, sitting down near the arena to watch. Even if she doesn't get to play yet, the next best thing will be to watch her friend have fun. And the bird and old man too, that'll be fine. Luna giggles and turns to the empty space around her
"What do you think they're gonna play? What?"
after listening intently, Luna looks back up to find the bird shooting some kinda lasers, the girl claps excitedly and says
*Kai looks at Luna.*
Who let their kid in here? And who's she... actually I'm talking to myself too aren't I? Heh. Well whatever. As long as she doesn't decide she wants ago at fighting something with these sorts of powers, I'll stay out of it.
*Kai turns his attention to the battle.*
A fire wielder. Heh. Perhaps we're an even match. I doubt either one of us could do much to the other. Heh heh.
(After this update, i'm gonna go get ready for bed.)
Horus, being spent from his attack, simply stands back and holds its ground as Tatsuya's persona got an advantage over it. While the physical attack damaged it slightly, the flames merely made it stronger. It was as if it absorbed into Horus. Horus simply floats there, slightly amused
"Would now be the right time to tell you?"
Horus then emits a strange but not ominous aura around him and his ally, granting them more grit and increasing their endurance.
Sana let out a loud squeal as the flashbang went off, covering her eyes and staggering backwards for a moment, only to be sent flying to one end of the arena by the flames. By the time she was conscious of her surroundings again, the fire had already charred most of her hoodie, even burning her just a little, though she seemed to have just luckily stepped into the end of the flame blast and avoided any serious injury.
Once she was up and ready to go again she raised her hand, a small blue card appearing above it before she shattered the card into pieces, a large humanoid automaton appearing behind her, decorated in a red gi and hakama, holding a massive shuriken at its side and sporting what was obviously a katana at its other hip.
"Come forth! Fuma!" She gained a bold smile as she felt the increase in endurance granted by Horus, suddenly facing Tatsu with a poised point in his direction. The Persona, almost pre-preemptively, shot a wave of black and red energy at Tatsu.
Heh, so it can absorb fir- and is now flying off after buffing the girl's defense okay. Well then seems as if this fight is one on one again, and not a moment too soon as the man ducks under a wave of red, only for the top of it to singe his right side as he's a bit too slow to dodge entirely.
"Ranged attacks huh? I can work against that, just gotta find the right moment to..."
Apollo rushes in front of the man, holding its hands up as Tatsuya leaps into the air, he'd sail right into Apollo's grasp as a blast of burning white hot energy flies off them, soaring higher and higher into the air as flames gather around his blade and even leap onto it from the attack his Persona had used.
In a few moments, the blade covered in a moment of Nuclear heat and raw raging fire would crash downwards, Tatsuya himself aiming to land behind Sana and if he succeeded he'd quickly cause an explosion of both elements to rush out. If her Persona blocked him however, the blade would clash against her and likely cause serious burns. Either way, Apollo sends a blast of flames toward them all, though not strong enough to cause truly horrible injury.
"Well then, how was that for ya?"
As the fight prevails, a frizzy haired teenager walks in, bored out of his mind. He takes a seat near one of the benches, takes out some popcorn from his backpack, and settles down to watch the fight. He does feel a strange silent protagonist connection between him and Tatsuya, but brushes it off.
As if instinctively, Fuma stood between Sana and the blast, holding the shuriken as if he were to use it as a shield. Thanks to the defense boost given by Horus, the persona still stood, even if it looked like absolute hell.
Sana on the other hand, was unable to react to the blade, growling in pain as she fell backwards, holding the slash now placed on her chest. She huffed and winced in pain, grunting and staggering to her feet again.
"I don't know... if I've ever felt more outmatched... but I'm not done yet..."
Sana suddenly started twirling the weight on one end of her kusarigama, a dark crimson trail following the weight as it flew around before suddenly she swung the weight up into the air, feinting any attack she would've done and instead jumping a somewhat underwhelming distance into the air, using the rest of the chain and slashing up at Tatsu.
Meanwhile, as if suddenly holding a quarrel with Apollo, Fuma swung its now heavily damaged metal fist right at Apollo's face, and should it succeed, providing a hefty force that would likely stagger the other Persona at least.
Luna remains seated off to the side, watching the fight, that bird thing leaving was kinda sudden, but he probably had something more important to do. The girl glances off to her side, as though seeking reassurance, before she stands up and cheers
"Go Sana, you can win, I believe in you. Show that old guy who's boss"
The man sighs, rushing towards Sana with a fond smile and his blade in hand as he aims to slice straight into shoulder.
"Heh, don't worry I've felt like that too sometimes! Hell, I started even worse than you are now but look where I've taken my skills!"
His Persona rushes forward toward's the girl's, taking the blow head on and staggering for a moment before it can counter with a blast of horribly bright light right into her face followed by a hard knee strike at her chest. Tatsu himself simply stands ready, blade poised to counter as he grins at Sana.
"Come on, show me what you've got."
Fuma took a knee strike to the chest, sending the automaton to its knees, unable to attack any further, its armor almost shattered, revealing the metal skeleton underneath. Sana on the other hand, taking a landing after her aerial slash, her using the weight on the other end to follow up with a swing to Tatsu's side, as if she were trying to knock the wind right out of him.
Fuma, barely managing to stand up, lifts its shuriken and slashes it down at Apollo weakly, probably unable to do much more than stall.
The man turns his blade at Sana's strike, ducking down and slamming his weapon into hers with a chuckle as his Persona suddenly vanishes. With that, he'd attempt to back away from her and... Place his blade on his back once more, a grin and outstretched hand show he's clearly done by this point.
"Hmm, your form with the Persona especially is... Sloppy honestly, in terms of power it's pretty alright for someone who I'd guess can't have been doing this more than a few months at most! But your style is, scattered all over the place?"
He'd begin walking out of the ring and shoot her a curious look, wondering where exactly this girl learned to fight.
"I'll take a guess and say you don't really have a proper method at all yet, not enough human skill to be truly relying on that... But not enough raw supernatural force to make up for it either, it's the fighting style of just trying things and seeing what works, or that's the impression I get."
With that, he'd turn back to the younger girl for a moment and smile at her. Waving cheerfully as he steps back into out of the ring.
"Also, uh hopefully that was at least fun to watch... Luna right? Anyway, what brought you to this part of town, it's not exactly super nice. But judging from those clothes, I'd guess you're on... Some kind of adventure right? Well, if you want something to eat or the like I could find something!"
Luna sits at the edge of her seat, trying to avoid jumping in the air herself. The girl fidgets a bit as the playtime ends, a little disappointed, but she tries not to let it show. Luna jumps off the chair, and starts walking to the arena entrance to stop a little away from the old guy. Luna glances off to the side for a moment, before smiling back at him
"It got really dusty and boring back at the mansion, so I asked if I could go on an adventure. Mother and Father don't mind, isn't that right?"
Luna smiles and nods to the air off to her left, giggling a little before she continues
"I've even made three friends, though none of them had time to play with me."
Luna looks back at Sana, waving at the other girl with a smile
"Well, I can't say I've done a whole lot of training. I've been at this for... 2 months ish? And I've never really fought someone before you, actually. I just found all this stuff lying around in my house, heheh!"
She giggles and rubs the back of her head, although she quickly holds the wounds from earlier and groans in pain. "I-I'm gonna guess you've been at this for a while right?"
She claps her hands, looking at Fuma expectantly, the large robotic humanoid disappearing in a blue glow.
Light flashes around him, a giant made of the stuff taking form and a healing light washing over Sana in moments that would begin to heal her wounds far faster than humans really should heal. This naturally might cause discomfort at first but should end with her feeling fine as the Persona vanishes and Tatsuya laughs a bit.
"Wow just, wow you've never fought someone before? Anyways yeah, a while is... About 20 years, give or take a few months."
He'd then begin looking over what he can see of the weapons, carefully examining them with a sly smile.
"Anyways, I gotta say you did better than you should have... 2 months and no real training, I wasn't that good back then. But I guess the best advice I can offer you, is figure out how those weapons fit into it, make sure to act with the Persona, and gods sake don't bite off more than you can chew."
With that, he'd absently walk over to a couch, slumping into it with a yawn and glancing vaguely toward Sana.
"Or that's the best I can do when I'm this tired, if you want to hear a proper lesson or some crap I can try but geez, it's later than I thought..."