When the blood sipped into the ground below, Kotori, Tohka, and Yoshino finally recovered from their shock . They felt rather complex since they are fellow spirits .
Kurumi, still bleeding from Yatsuki’s shot now had a new wound to deal with, the deep gash in her shoulder opened courtesy of Mana’s lightsaber .
Kurumi started bleeding profusely, her red and black goth lolita dress is more red than black now . The ground below her is also slowly turning into a puddle of blood .
Even a spirit would find their movements hindered by wounds this grievous . Meanwhile, Kurumi examined her wounds while exerting more strength than usual and she sniggered .
Her laughter is so loud it shook the air . Like a banshee, her voice made Mana frown . Mana still had her lightsaber stuck in Kurumi’s shoulder .
Kurumi touched the blood and she brought her blood-stained fingers closer to her face for a closer examination . Instead of freaking out, she laughed out loud like it’s the funniest joke in the world .
“Not bad, not bad at all . . ”
Kurumi praised Mana and Yatsuki .
“Ahaha, I never thought I would still be rendered into such a state after calling my angel out . Good job, you guys, simply splendid . ”
Mana and Yatsuki grabbed their weapons tighter subconsciously . They knew that although she is beaten within an inch of her life, somehow, Kurumi still had a lot of fight left in her .
Kurumi raised her head and she revealed a pair of malicious eyes that would make a grown man shiver in fear . She fired a shot at Mana with her musket to knock her away .
“Sadly, this isn’t enough to come between Shido and I . You’re going to need much more than that if you want to stop us from getting together . ”
Mana didn’t expect Kurumi to move so vigorously despite being inflicted with such terrible injuries . She landed near Yatsuki and they both saw Kurumi continuing the fight as if nothing happened .
Kurumi spread her arms wide and the clock behind her turned rapidly .
“Fourth bullet, Dalet . ”
The giant clock’s fourth digit shined and a stream of power entered her flintlock . Kurumi immediately fired it right between her eyes .
The wounds on her body recovered in a supernatural manner . Within seconds, she is at full strength like the previous wounds weren’t hers to begin with . Even her gothic lolita suit got repaired like someone had turned back time on her body .
The combatants bit down on their lips in frustration . They saw the fight between Wu Yan and Kurumi, now that they are facing the very same technique, they realized just how annoying this ability is .
“First bullet, Aleph . ”
Yatsuki and Mana’s expressions changed rapidly . Mana took a stance and a green barrier appeared, it’s a hexagon-pattern barrier that seemed rather robust .
Almost at the same time, a dark bullet struck the barrier and it made the barrier shake . Kurumi appeared by Mana’s side and she fired at her, shattering her barrier .
Mana used this moment to unleash a torrent of attacks on Kurumi .
Kurumi easily blocked her lightsaber with her flintlock gun . The sound of metal clashing continued until the two parted with one final clash of the weapons .
Kurumi chuckled .
The seventh digit on the giant clock shined bright and a surge of power entered her musket which she pointed at Mana .
“Seventh bullet . ”
Mana recalled how she almost got done in with the seventh bullet . Without Yatsuki to support her, she might have been knocked out or worse . She struck at the seventh bullet with her lightsaber and she successfully destroyed the bullet .
However, another bullet hit her and the same black field bounded her, freezing her movements .
Yatsuki yelled out loud . He still had eyes on Kurumi but another voice interrupted him .
“Where are you looking at?”
He heard a gunshot and an intense pain spread through his body .
Yatsuki fell down on his knees . He had been shot in the back, blood started staining his shirt .
He turned around to see Kurumi smiling sarcastically at him with that annoying grin of hers .
He heaved while enduring the pain, cold sweat started flowing down the side of his head .
He ascertained that there are more than one Kurumi here and he asked her .
Mana also fell to the floor soon after Yatsuki heard several gunshots .
The two main combatants are now down for the count .
“Oh my, over already?…”
Kurumi pointed her guns at both Yatsuki and Mana . This time, her barrels are very close to their foreheads .
Tohka struggled and she squirmed but there is nothing she can do right now .
Kotori eyed the pale arms holding her back and she looked at the sealing bracelet at her wrist . If only she can use her spirit powers .
Kotori had full confidence she can defeat Kurumi if she used her spirit powers .
However, the reality is different and it is cruel . In the original work, Kotori would have regained her spirit powers but without the permission of the holder of the other sealing bracelet, she can’t use her powers .
There is another problem, the other half of the sealing bracelet isn’t here yet, it’s not the time yet .
“If Tohka and the others…”
Kotori looked at Tohka and Yoshino who are just as powerless as her .
Wu Yan can’t confirm their status so he didn’t release their seals . If he did, Kurumi might deem them a threat and deal with them first .
The arms can do more than just restraining people .
Can I only sit here and watch?
Kotori’s face turned grim . She looked at Mana and Yatsuki who are still struggling to get up and she yelled out loud for the only person that can save them .
An orange laser descended from the sky and it flew towards Kurumi who is about to execute Mana and Yatsuki .