- Feb 15, 2013
Chrono pulled his wings back and beat them forward at the same time that Sano charged, the powerful gust caused Sano to slide back against the main mast of the ship. Before he could fully recover, Sano was set upon by Chrono who was dragging his blade along the deck of the ship and swinging it up to try and land a deadly blow between Sano's legs. Sano dropped, pulled his chain tight with one hand while keeping a good chunk of it wrapped around his arm and blocked the strike. His hand twisted and wrapped the straight blade tightly then yanked back and out to get the weapon out from between his legs.
Chrono yanked the blade back, slipping it from the chain and started to make quick jabs at Sano's head and chest. "YEAHHH Now the party's starting!" Sano shouted, shifting his body side to side and evading the strikes. His heart raced with excitement, it was taking everything he had to keep pace with the winged man but he couldn't let Chrono see it or he might reveal he had more to give and take Sano's head off. The entire time he evaded, Sano twisted his wrist until the chain rested at his feet and he only held the handle of his chain. The brawler grinned wide and pressed a button on his circular handle, causing a gout of flame to lick up the chain as he snapped his wrist and caused the chain to wrap around Chrono's legs, burning the white pants he wore at the calf of his legs.
Chrono howled in pain and shot backwards, jabbing his weapon down between his legs and yanking to pull the chain apart and slipped out of the flaming metal. Sano started to whirl the chain around and turned the flame off. "....Where did you get that piece of Skypiean weaponry? Return it at once, you blue sea monsters don't understand how to properly use our toys." Chrono growled. Sano smiled wide, his sharp canine teeth peeking out from behind his lips while he began to swing the chain in his right hand.
The duo circled one another and eyed each other up while trying to find an opening to exploit. At the same time, below the ship on the docks, the slave sailors went to move in and help their master but Ion slid on her foot, drove her fist into the gut of one man and dropped him in a single blow. "Now hear this, I'm a doctor and its clear that you're all starving, not resting and haven't been free from those binds in years. Next man that steps up gets dropped like your friend here." The others winced and stepped back, not even willing to draw the shoddy spears hooked to their back straps.
Sano lashed out with his chain first, Chrono ducked slightly and lifted his blade, parrying the attack and charged in while Sano tried to snap his weapon back to him. Realizing that Sano wasn't going to be able to pull the weapon back in time, he yanked as hard as he could with his left hand, dragging the tool backwards while snapping his wrist and causing the weapon to whip backwards and chase the Skypiean at a rapid pace. With a twisting face, Sano fell to his back, narrowly avoiding a strike that would have landed between his eyes. Chrono placed a boot on Sano's chest and raised the straight blade high above his head and tilted the weapon down at Sano. "DIE!" Chrono screamed and started his thrust. Sano hit the button on his shell again, causing the chain to ignite and called out. "DRAGONS BREATH!" The end of the chain smashed into the back of Chrono's head, knocking Chrono off his feet and onto his chest and face.
The flames shut off again and Sano rolled to his hands and feet. Quickly he scrambled up to his feet and chuckled softly. Chrono groaned in pain and felt the back of his head where there was now a burnt and bald spot in his hair that was singed from the flaming chain. Chrono grasped the blade in his hand and flew off rapidly, his wings dropping soft feathers around the ship as he bounced about rapidly at awkward angles, leaving an after image of his body in the wake of his sudden turns. Sano scanned the sky, trying to keep up with the rapidly moving first mate of the Sky Cleaver. Sano could hear the sound of Chrono's blade whipping about and cutting air.
Before he could think, Sano felt a blade cut through his side in an x shape twice. Sano staggered back and held the right side of his chest. He drew a ragged breath and looked at the blood seeping from his chest and abs. His head tilted up and watched as Chrono bounced around the air once again. "Hahahaha! Can't keep up? This is my finishing move and the last thing you will see!" Sano pulled his hand from his chest and lifted the chain, whipping it around at his feet in a circular motion. The moment the after images stopped appearing, Sano hit the button on the shell once more and yanked the weapon in an upside down U shape. "Flame Shield!" Chrono smashed into the chains flame trail, his head shooting up and he bounced off the deck and flipped over the ship. Starting to fall Chrono gagged when the flame chain wrapped around his neck and his own weight caused him to hang from the chain. The fire burned terribly and his legs kicked for a moment before he passed out and the flames went out at the same time. Sano smirked wide and flung Chrono off his chain and onto the docks below then dropped to a knee himself, smearing blood over his chest and trying to make sure he was going to be able to walk back down the gang plank.