|The Siege of GranDracmon
Author: Kanius PM
The official sequel to Across Dimensions and second collab project with Chaosblazer. The cast of Digimon Fusion Kai, YuYuGiDigiMoon, and Accel Stream unite to fight the root of the evil: GranDracmon. The Ascendants, the Spirit Detectives, the Sailors, and company must stop him and his evil forces to save their worlds. Now an official YYGDM/DFKai/Accel Halloween Special.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Taichi Y./Tai K. & Sailor Moon - Chapters: 8 - Words: 72,420 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11-27-12 - Published: 09-30-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8569249
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A/N: Hey, all! Halloween is upon us and these chapters (and whole story) honor the monsters from GranDracmon's side. And the monster fest continues as the heroes entering the Hell Gate confront Belialmon, the behemoth of hellfire and brimstone.
Not to stall anymore time, on with the chapter!
Act IV: Through the Hell Gate! Belialmon's Fury Invoked!
The group stood poised and ready as many Digimon came towards them.
Suzakato and Ardhamon had little to no trouble identifying them as they came charging in masses.
"Seems they've got some SkullMeramons and some Megadramons as well," Suzakato said.
Ken sighed as he saw the dragons. "Well, we're in hell! What did you expect them to throw at us?!" He retorted as a few Chaosdramons, DarkTyrannomons, Spinomons, and Gigadramons appeared as well. Cracking his knuckles, Ken readied himself as Varuna glared at him from nearby.
Let's see what you're made of tough guy. she thought before Ken's Digivice started beeping.
Before he could grip the device, a beam of light shot out pushing out two figures from it. One seemingly chasing the other as the first one looked like a psycho escaping from a mental ward.
(Cue Digimon Frontier OST – Lucemon Theme)
"I'm finally free! Free to renew my conquest of the Digital World!" laughed out the first figure as the second one landed by Ken.
"Sorry, he woke up and busted out," said Arresterdramon.
Suzakato scanned the new Digimon much to Ken's chagrin. "Arresterdramon, a Digimon who catches and subdues others with his Prism Garrett! Sweet!"
Nearby, both Ardhamon and Reichmon were having a very bad case of deja vu when they saw who else was before them.
This decree from the Warriors sent a shockwave through both the heroes and even the bad Digimon, who now seemed reluctant to attack despite a red aura slowly overtaking their bodies.
"Wait a minute! Wasn't he one of the missing Demon Lords from back during the big fight?" asked Suzakato as he scanned him, not liking what he saw. "Oh man, he's only an Ultimate-level Digimon, but he can kill Mega's as even a rookie!?"
Ken sighed regretfully. "I figured he'd wake up eventually." He turned to Arresterdramon, withdrawing him into his Digivice.
Suddenly, a grunting laugh was heard as Belialmon finally appeared.
Brimstone gasped when seeing Belialmon. This is the corrupted and evolved form of what could've been me? What I've been told from X was true!
"I was wondering that myself! Ever since your little rampage that took place a while back, when you effectively stole Lucemon out from under my lord, I, too, was wondering how long it would be before he came alive and attacked you, but it seems fate and destiny had other plans."
This shocked Ardhamon more. "Wait a minute! What are you talking about?"
Belialmon smirked and pointed his ax at Lucemon, who now seemed to be confused as to what was going on. There was so many different Digimon around him as well as the atmosphere's heat.
"It's simple Warrior of Fire. This Lucemon is indeed the same one your little group killed a while back in the world of the three Celestial Digimon."
Upon hearing this from Belialmon, Lucemon looked down and glared daggers at the two warriors.
"Yes I remember now! You stopped me before I could invade the human world, not once but twice!"
Belialmon, however, laughed. "The thing is, thanks to a 'plant' we put in that world, we were able to recover Lucemon's data. My master was going to do something magnificent with it and the other Demon Lords, but that project got scrapped cause you all went and killed most of the other Demon Lords during your Dawn of Chaos battles preventing my master from accomplishing his goal."
"What are you talking about? Who is this master of yours?" asked Lucemon.
Belialmon grinned a fiendish smile. "GranDracmon, the one Digimon I know you the Demon Lords fear. He planned to Xros fuse all Seven Demon Lords into one being and set it against you all, but alas it wasn't meant to be." He then pivoted his view toward Ken and laughed. "Enough pleasantries! Not one of you is getting out of here alive!"
Lucemon lunged down at him and the two began to fight as both sides looked on, looking more confused than ever.
"Man, GranDracmon sure thinks on a big scale if he was planning to do something like that!" said Reichmon.
Yusuke groaned irritably. "What is it with people and power craving these days?!"
"Because they have shit to do and like wasting our time," Mika remarked.
Lucemon was eventually knocked back by Belialmon's devastating power. However, the heroes noticed someone was missing.
"Hey, where did Ken go?" asked Gallantmon.
When he noticed Ken missing, the heroes looked around for their friend. No one realized that Ken was already heading for Belialmon with his fist reared back.
(Cue Avenged Sevenfold – Nightmare)
Belialmon went flying back in a spiral motion as his body crashed into the ground and slid across it a good fifty feet before stopping. He put his hand to his jaw feeling the pain as he stood up. He saw Ken's Digisoul flaring as he held up his B.A.X Digivice.
"Digisoul Charge! Ascension!" Ken summoned while fusing with Veemon, who was ready to go. The two merged and became Dramon X, who thrust the blade on his right arm forward before charging at Belialmon.
The fiery behemoth returned the favor by charging in with his battle ax seemingly not caring that the other Digimon present did not want to go near Ken after that.
They finally clashed head-on.
"Note to self: really glad dad's not here," Angemon X muttered.
"He'd have a heart attack, Dimitri," chuckled Tike.
The two began swinging their weapons at each other, but neither one of them could hit the other.
"Look at them go!" Yusuke muttered in shock as he and Hiei had trouble following the two.
"Is that really what would've happened to me if I hadn't met you all?" Brimstone wondered.
X nodded next to him. "Possibly, but this one's power is rare..." He glanced over and noticed Omega X seemed anxious to get involved. Tai don't give in to your anger. The last thing we need is another Yamato persona being born.
"So, Varuna, what do you think..." Sailor Mars asked her Senshi companion, but all she saw was Varuna's jaw almost on the ground. She sweatdropped to Varuna's reaction. "I guess that's to be expected."
Did he really just do that?! ho the hell is this guy?! Sailor Varuna wondered as the two warriors continued to clash.
Dramon X and Belialmon's weapons finally made contact with each other forcing them back from one another.
Lucemon was also aghast at what he was seeing so much that he didn't notice a shadow creeping up behind him.
"This is only the beginning boy! You took my beast form and my supernova attack away! You will die for not going into your second mode and...!" Dramon X retracted his blade upon feeling something that made him smile a bit. "What the hell?!"
"We're done here! As much as I'd love to finish you for good, it seems that someone else wants you dead more than I do! So, I'll let them take over."
Baffled, Belialmon shook his head, refusing to take his word.
"No one amongst those pissants you brought with you has the slightest chance of beating me" boasted the behemoth, spewing hellfire from his eyes, which made contact with Sailor Mars. "Ok, maybe the Senshi clad in red could with that Houou, but since she can't control her chicken at will, she's nothing to me!"
"Um, did he just call us...?" Sara gulped.
Both Tike and Mika flipped Belialmon off. "WHO YA CALLING PISSANTS?!"
Pikkan frowned. "I'll show him who's a pissant."
Needless to say, the Houou didn't take Belialmon's 'kind' words all too lightly and Mars could sense her wrath from within.
Dramon X palmed his head as Sailor Mars and Hiei both took Belialmon's threats seriously.
"You know I'm right Sailor Mars, and what's your problem three eyes?!"
"You fool! Don't you know how strong the Houou is?!" Sailor Mars charged as others in the group didn't take to kindly to being referred as pissants. "She will eat you alive and leave no leftovers behind!"
The Houou added in Mars' mind. 'Oh, I'll do more than leave no leftovers behind.'
"Hn, foolish Digimon," scoffed Hiei, taking out his sword.
But, before anyone could strike, Omega X blasted past Ken and seized the behemoth while dragging him away.
"Are you kidding me?! This guy?! Really?!" said Belialmon as they flew off into the air leaving everyone behind.
X's concern escalated at this point. Angemon X also noticed something wasn't right.
"Let's follow him, X," Angemon X insisted, waiting to take off.
X approved. "Agreed. The last thing we need is Tai flipping out and becoming just like Yamato."
In no time, Angemon X and X were closing in on their relocation.
"Dimitri, we also have to ensure Tai's anger doesn't cost us our way out of here. It's true normal Digimon can't break the items, we don't know the threshold the items have when it comes to an Ascendant's power destroying it."
"Good point. I just hope we can get there in time!" The future warrior said as he and the masked watcher accelerated their flight speed heading toward Omega X's new location.
As the two flew off after Omega X and Belialmon, Suzakato, Gallantmon, and Sailor Mars watched them leave. Mars pat Suzakato's back and encouraged him.
"Go with them, Takato," Mars insisted. "We need you to take that Suzaku Feather. Otherwise, without it, we won't be able to leave."
Suzakato nodded in response. "We're on it!" He flew over and landed on Gallantmon's shoulder. As Suzakato pointed to the direction X and Angemon X took, the knight glided off and followed them.
Sailor Mars watched them leave, but unbeknownst to her, a DarkTyrannomon approached her. With her back turned, the dark tyrannosaur expelled a fire blast toward her. Mars quickly felt the scorching blast heading toward her. Before she could evade it, a quick blur outpaced the blast and carried Mars off to the side. The blast incinerated the ground where Mars could've been easily vaporized.
Mars found herself in Hiei's arms and placed on the ground.
"You rarely let your guard down, woman. The boy will be fine. Stay focused," Hiei flat out told her.
Mars stood up and readied a fireball in her hand. "Sorry, but while we're still here, let's take out that big lizard!"
As DarkTyrannomon charged at them, Mars and Hiei hit it with simultaneous attacks. Between Mars' Flame Sniper to its head and Hiei's Sword of the Darkness technique, the giant reptile was quickly slain and deleted. Unfortunately, when one was killed, an army of them marched toward them.
"That's it," Mars remarked as she pulled out her Valkyrie Dagger. "I'm growing tired of this."
Hiei snorted, tilting his darkness flame sword. "Yes, agreed."
On the other side from Mars and Hiei was Pikkan, who unloaded on a bunch of Spinomons, Gigadramons, and SkullMeramons with quick Thunder Flash blasts.
"You want some more?!" Pikkan goaded the Digimon army to attack him. As they readily converged toward him, the Alterian spun himself like a tornado and caught the Digimon army in it. "Hyper Tornado!" His attack not only swept the Digimon off, but sliced them apart within the powerful funnel. All that remained was digital dust being blown into the air. "That clears this vicinity." He attentively focused to where Dramon X, Yusuke, the two Legendary Warriors, and Brimstone were engaging another army.
After Mars and Hiei killed the DarkTyrannomon, they headed over to meet with Dramon X and the others.
"We're here in case you need help!" Mars said as she and Hiei got behind Dramon X.
"Ok, with them gone, we need to take out the trash! Lucemon included!" Dramon X declared as he and the others readied themselves for the opposition surrounding them.
However, before Lucemon could retort, the shadow behind him seemed to leap up and with one swift motion...
Legionmon appeared in full and used his red Digizoid katana to slit the Demon Lord by the throat killing him instantly. Everyone present was shocked with this turn of events.
(Cue Final Fantasy VII OST- One Winged Angel)
"Who the hell is that?!" cried out Yusuke, who pointed to the unidentified killer.
"Whoever it is, I'm sensing terrible bloodlust from him," Mars noted, eyeing the dark and concealed figure.
"He's not on our side, but why does he feel familiar? His presence is almost like Kouichi."
As Brimstone vaguely stated this, Ardhamon and Reichmon didn't like what they were seeing. Lucemon took everything that they had to beat, including Kouichi almost dying. Yet, this newcomer took him down like he was nothing.
"I see you're still as callous as ever, Legionmon!" Dramon X called out as he pointed at the dark warrior. "This time you ain't got a human body inside you so there ain't no holding back from me!"
When Ken called him with familiarity, everyone turned at him.
"How the fuck does the boy know him?" Hiei wondered.
"You know this Digimon?!" Sailor Mars asked Dramon X.
He nodded as Ardhamon finally remembered Ken showed him this creature before.
"That's Legionmon! But, you said he was dead!"
Dramon X sighed at this. "Given the whole 'plant' talk, GranDracmon's probably got pawns who know where to gather what he needs when he needs it. Anyway, you told me last time you could become KaiserGreymon. You better do it now cause shit's gonna get ugly!" Dramon X steadied himself for Legionmon.
Ardhamon immediately did so. Reichmon followed suit, but the dark Digimon blocked him off with his sword. Legionmon was immediately chased by Dramon X, who noticed the enemy Digimon seemed out of it due to the early commotion.
"I'll deal with them shortly..." He muttered as Legionmon turned around with his red sword raised.
"Darkness Death Sword!" yelled the corrupted Fusion Warrior as it brought its blade down against Dramon X's.
Another shockwave went through the area blowing back anyone who wasn't prepared for it.
Meanwhile, even as far as Angemon X and X were, they felt the immense power released from Legionmon.
"That can't be good...!" X said, bracing himself.
"Holy shit! He's strong!" Angemon X was flabbergasted.
A group of Chaosdramons became restless with waiting around. "Come on then!" The Ascendant readily took out his sword and charged ahead to skewer them.
Gallantmon and Suzakato were sidelined by Gigadramon and Megadramon blocking their path.
"Out of our way!" Suzakato demanded.
"Never! Darkside Attack!" The Megadramon and Gigadramon launched missiles at them.
"Lightning Joust!" Gallantmon brought down his lance summoned lightning to intercept the missiles. He then gutted the Megadramon with his lance and blasted Gigadramon with his shield beam. "That takes care of them."
"But, we still have to catch up with X and Dimitri! Let's move, Gallantmon!"
"Right, I'm on it!"
(Cue Devil May Cry 3 OST – Agni & Rudra Theme)
Meanwhile, Omega X took Belialmon ten kilometers away from where the other battles commenced. Though Omega X was able to sense Legionmon, he didn't care. He intently stayed focused on Belialmon, who was getting up to his feet.
Omega X bumrushed Belialmon ready to take his head off. Belialmon was ready and called upon one of his attacks. However, the Ascendant surprised him using Instant Movement. With his guard down, Belialmon doubled over as he saw Omega X planting his fist into the behemoth's gut. Belialmon stumbled back holding his gut painfully. Belialmon leapt into the air and recovered while glaring down the furious Ascendant.
The two warriors clashed head-on and locked up. Belialmon gained a leverage over Omega X and pushes him back with a fire aura. Omega X crossed his arms to shield himself from the intense fire.
"You got in a lucky shot, fool!" Belialmon laughed at the Ascendant. "You don't be lucky next time. In fact, you should be thankful I don't have my Beastial form anymore. I would've easily stopped you."
Omega X threw down his arms and growled. "I don't care! I know it was you too Kari from me and had GranDracmon use her to fight Ken! I witnessed the whole fight go down!"
"Ah, then you must've seen those two really tear it up! Those two completely eclipse you in power and I doubt you're as strong as either of them!"
"Go ahead and keep talking, you big bastard."
"Yes, I'll keep talking and you'll do nothing! And I-!"
Omega X clobbered Belialmon's face and sent him sailing through a rock formation. The Ascendant hastily flew ahead and watched Belialmon sitting up, using his fire aura to vaporize the rock debris burying him. Belialmon set his sights on Omega X and readied himself.
"Oh, you want to get serious?!" laughed Belialmon. "ok, but your funeral! I'll end this quick!" He lunged forward and spun himself around rapidly, summoning a fire aura around him. "Psycho Crusher!"
As he and Omega X clashed, their intense Ki energies ignited a powerful explosion that wiped nearly the entire landscape off the map. Omega X took to the air and surveyed through the thick smoke covering the vicinity. He tried probing the hellish demon's location. However, unbeknownst to him, Belialmon was several feet behind him and waiting in the wing.
The fool has his guard down! I have him! Belialmon thought while discreetly forging a small fire ball, which grew exponentially and became bigger than his whole body. Additionally, thanks to the hell field, he was able to siphoned the hellfire around him and amplify the attack. He threw the ball and watched Omega X barely turning around and evading it. "How do you like my Exodus of Iblis, fool?! If that had hit you, you would've been obliterated!"
Omega X watched the ball hit a tall rock formation and ignite a massive explosion. He braced himself for the coming debris hitting him head-on. Belialmon hastily glided over Omega X and punched him in the face. Omega X hit the ground and rubbed his face, leaving himself wide open for Belialmon to attack again.
"Your guard is down again! I told you you're no match for me!" Belialmon bumrushed the Ascendant and forged another massive heat ball. "Exodus of Iblis!" He threw the massive heat ball.
Seeing the attack coming, Omega X used Instant Movement to avoid it. He teleported behind Belialmon and landed an elbow strike into the behemoth's back. Belialmon felt a crushing blow impact his spine and inflict a great deal of pain. Omega X jumped up and kicked Belialmon directly, sending him sailing across the ground.
"That one was for me!" Omega X declared as he waited for Belialmon to get up. "Next one will be for Kari!"
Struggling to stand, Belialmon was starting to feel the effects of Omega X's devastating blows. Now more than ever, Belialmon was ready to take him more seriously.
After Angemon X vanquished the Chaosdramon army, he and X cleared the path for them to see intense energies clashing ahead of them. They sensed Omega X's power escalating.
The shockwave emanating from Omega X and Belialmon's battle stunned them.
"Their clash is just getting heated up," X confirmed, growing more anxious than ever to stop his pupil from destroying Belialmon. "We need that Suzaku Feather if we want to get out of here alive."
Angemon X griped his sword. "I'll stop Tai if things get out of hand."
Suddenly, they saw Gallantmon and Suzakato gliding near them.
"Hey, we're coming with y'all!" The Warrior of Suzaku said. "I know you need help stopping Tai!"
"Yes, we need you to take that Suzaku Feather, Takato!" X called out to him.
"Takato, we're not going to stop Belialmon like this, we'll need to Bio-Merge," Gallantmon suggested to his Tamer.
Nodding, Suzakato took out his D-Ark. "Ready?"
"Let's do this, Takato."
"Bio-Merge Activate!" announced Suzakato. His and Gallantmon's bodies were pulled toward each other. Then, following that, a bright flash of red light consumed them both.
When the crimson light faded, a newcomer hovered in their place. He was now a Gallantmon with vermilion, gold, and white armor schemes. His holy Chrome Digizoid armor was not only shinier and brighter, but several times more refined and the gold reflected his high ranking as a Beast Bio-merger. In his right hand was his modified 'Gram' lance, which was longer and and produced fire at the very tip; on his left hand was his newly modified 'Aegis' shield, which was emblazoned with both the Hazard symbol and a golden phoenix overlapping it. Adorning the top of the head was the Guilmon face with two bird-like wings. The merger of the symbols and helmets reflected the harmonization between Guilmon and Suzaku. A pair of vermilion wings unfolded from his back and stretched outward, each displaying a wingspan of 22 feet in length.
Incredible. So, this is merger between a Beast Tamer and a Digimon. Well done, Takato, Guilmon, and Suzaku! The masked watcher observed and nodded in approval. "Dimitri, fall back and help the others. Me and BlazeGallantmon can take it from here."
"Are you sure you don't need extra help?"
"It's fine, Dimitri. Besides, BlazeGallantmon likely won't need to fight Belialmon as he will only need to take the Suzaku Feather out of him."
"All right then. You two be careful and make sure Tai doesn't screw this up for all of us," Angemon X said as he immediately swerved around and glided back to the other battles.
X turned to BlazeGallantmon. "Ready to take what's yours?"
"Yeah..." BlazeGallantmon replied, seemingly anxious to receive the last sacred treasure. "Even with this form, I don't think I can handle this Belialmon. He's a monster on a whole different level."
"That's why I'll ask Tai to open up a wound where you can take the feather out of him. Like I said, you might not need to fight."
"All right then. I'm ready!"
X replied. "Good because we're drawing near their location."
With that said, X and BlazeGallantmon were closing in near Omega X and Belialmon's exact battle area.
After Legionmon unleashed his power, his adversaries assessed his power and didn't want to take anymore chances. Sailor Varuna hurried over to meet with Mars.
"I felt that power. Damn, we're in for a real fight," Varuna stated.
Mars nodded. "Time to suit up in out Valkyrie armors, Varuna."
The Senshi took out their Valkyrie Daggers and called out together.
"Mars/Varuna Dai-Valkyrie Power! Make-Up!"
As they invoked their Valkyrie Daggers, mystical energies leaked from their instruments and changed their wardrobe. Their traditional Sailor attires transformed into their more powerful Dai-Valkyrie forms.
Dai-Valkyrie Sailor Mars, now garbed in full-bodied red and black armor trimmed with gold, landed beside Hiei and summoned her crossbow.
After completing her transformation, Varuna was garbed in a more battle-suited Dai-Valkyrie set. Her armor was more akin to Jupiter and Eris'. It was more revealing, showing off more of her skin and wearing less armor to cover her body. Despite the revealing armor, it awarded her better flight and mobility. Her armor and helmet was a well-blended mix of white and gold coupled with armored Greco-Roman sandals, which revealed her bare feet and gold pedicure. She firmly held her battle ax in her hands.
"Our turn, Kouichi!" Ardhamon declared as he and Reichmon turned back to humans. Then, they drew out their D-Scanners and invoked their Spirits to bring out their Z-Hybrid powers. "Ready?"
"Let's take this freak down!"
"Execute! Hyper Spirit Evolution!"
Takuya completed his transformation. "KaiserGreymon!"
Kouichi's Spirits of Darkness hovered over him as his digitized body took them in. Drawing power from his two Spirits, he amassed their energies to produce his Z-Hybrid form. A cloud of darkness expelled out of his armor and engulfed the teen. As the Spirits became one with him, Kouichi transformed into a tall and black armored humanoid warrior with a lion's head doubling as a mask. His mane was comprised of sharp and pointy ends. Embroidered on his chest was the symbol of darkness. Straddled on his right hip was a sheath holding a sword. His body has a modest build behind the heavy armor. His eyes burned red as he released darkness energy from his armor.
Kouichi's new form was enough to get Legionmon's attention. He did so much that Dramon X was able to get him in a grapple hold, but the furious Digimon wouldn't stay still.
(Cue Doom II Metal Cover – Map 10/16 – The Demon's Dead)
"I'll break your neck!" Dramon X threatened, but he stopped when he saw Dai-Valkyrie Varuna coming at them head on with her battle ax. "What are you doing?! Fall back!" He ordered the Dai-Valkyrie Kuiper back.
Dai-Valkyrie Mars also saw this was a bad move and ordered. "Varuna stop!" But, it was too late.
"I'm not being upstaged by some stupid kid!" Varuna roared as she came at Legionmon swinging her ax and ready to behead him.
Unfortunately, the dark Digimon took advantage of this. Using Dramon X's shadow, he disappeared long enough for Varuna to swing her mystic weapon into Dramon X's chest. This action, however, shocked Varuna and others near her in midst of the other battles taking place.
"VARUNA!" Mars hurried over to the Kuiper and Dramon X.
Brimstone growled. "What the hell was she thinking trying to get between those two?!" He turned and stopped a Chaosdramon from getting past him. "No, you don't!"
Hiei was cut off by another Chaosdramon. He dodged the giant's blast and fired a darkness flame into its right eye blinding it.
As Pikkan bombarded an army of Spinomons and SkullMeramons with repeated Thunder Flash hits, the Alterian scoffed at the Kuiper's action. "Boy, she's sure a dumbass thinking she can hang with that freak."
"No...I... I didn't mean..." Before Varuna could finish, Dramon X was more focused on Legionmon, who appeared behind Varuna and prepared to bring his sword down... only for Dramon X to push Varuna out of the way and take the slash instead.
"Ow..." Dramon X muttered before falling over.
A Spirit Gun beam from Yusuke got Legionmon's attention. Dramon X slowly stood up. First, he pulled out the ax from his chest area and sighed before handing it back to Varuna, who had fallen to her knees and seemed shaken up.
"Be more careful, please."
With that, Dramon X turned away and lit up the particle converter on his back. He bumrushed Legionmon and tore at him while Mars flew over to Varuna. She stopped and called to Dramon X.
"Ken, stop you need to be healed!"
She then knelt down helping Varuna up. Although she tempted to scold her being her senior, Mars could tell Varuna realized her taking a rash action. Varuna was still overcoming her shock of being almost being torn apart by Legionmon.
"Varuna, that was a completely idiotic move! Don't ever do that again!"
"I'm... I'm sorry, Mars. I didn't... I mean..." Scared out of her mind, Varuna regretted what she did and couldn't say anymore words properly.
The Fire Senshi looked down at Varuna and thought fearfully. I don't think Sedna's going to take this lightly though.
"Don't tell me he disappeared again?!" Dramon X called out to YamiLeomon and KaiserGreymon, who were watching their backs.
Hiei, Pikkan, and Brimstone were busy taking on the other Digimon by this point. It was at this point that Angemon X dropped in and sliced a SkullMeramon in half, deleting the Digimon completely. He helped those requiring assistance taking out the Digimon. He saw Tike, Mika, and Sara taking down a few SkullMeramon.
"Man, these guys are a piece of cake!" Mika boasted, putting one foot over a SkullMeramon's metallic mask.
Suddenly, a Spinomon walked up behind Mika and lowered its snout behind her. As she turned, Tike tapped the Spinomon's head and knocked him out.
"Please, don't start," Tike said while she and Sara fought off a fleet of SkullMeramon.
Glancing over to Dramon X, Yusuke couldn't help but cringe a bit seeing the wound in Dramon X's chest.
The ex-Spirit Detective scowled as he looked around. "We can't find him! What's his deal anyway?"
Staying vigilant of his surroundings, Dramon X explained. "The more darkness that is in range of him, the stronger he gets. The more light, the weaker he gets." He clenched one fist while using the other to try (and fail trying to) cover his wound. "Trust me. I'm glad this place has some light, because if was completely dark, we'd be screwed. Using the darkness to his advantage, he can then fuse with the darkness itself and is no longer touchable."
Ken inside Dramon X reflected on his last encounters with Legionmon. Needless to say, they weren't pretty for him or his Digimon.
"If that's the case, then how do we get him out?" KaiserGreymon wondered for a moment. He noticed YamiLeomon seemed to musing to himself. "Kouichi, this isn't your fault."
"I... know..." mumbled YamiLeomon as he couldn't shake the feeling in his head. If that was spawned from another me, then I'll need to be careful... and what happens when we take him down if the corrupted spirits are there then.
"Heads up!" Yusuke called out as Legionmon appeared before them again, only this time surrounded by small black digicore-like objects.
"Blitzkrieg Time End!" Legionmon unleashed the orbs upon them.
Dramon X wasn't effected much, but the others had to move out of the way.
Dai-Valkyrie Mars carried Varuna and produced a fire pillar around them, shielding them from the incoming darkness orbs that would've deleted them. Angemon X, Hiei, Pikkan, and Brimstone braced themselves as they created auras and Ki shields protecting themselves.
"That was intense," Angemon X observed Legionmon. "Just what of monster were y'all dealing with?"
"He killed Lucemon just a while ago," Brimstone replied.
Upon hearing this, Angemon X was flabbergasted. "You're kidding?"
"Nuh uh, kid," Pikkan added. "We all saw it."
Hiei shook his head. "He died when this creature cut him down from behind."
If he was able to kill a Lucemon, I can't imagine how strong this guy might be. Thought Angemon X, meticulously eyeing Legionmon.
"Two can play at that game! Shotgun!" Yusuke unloaded a spread shot blast of spiritual energy forward. The energy slammed into Legionmon stunning him greatly. "Hey that worked! Nice!"
Taking advantage of the situation, KaiserGreymon and YamiLeomon nodded to each other. They tackled the demented Digimon simultaneously into a rock formation. Upon doing this, Dramon X took point as his converter flared up more.
"Say good night Legionmon! RYUKEN WAVE!" He unleashed a dragon-based Ki beam at the beast. It overtook the monster completely enough to make him stop mid-point leaving his fractal code exposed along with the two corrupted Spirits of Darkness. "Purify him now!"
The two Legendary Warriors moved in to do so. Suddenly, as they reached him, a small vortex hole opened and the two spirits were sucked away from the code and into it before it closed.
"The hell!?" The Warriors were taken aback.
All that remained of Legionmon was a shell, something that KaiserGreymon and YamiLeomon were glad to get rid of.
"Digi-code Scan!" The Warriors scanned the beast and he disappeared, but Yusuke and Dramon X weren't satisfied.
Dramon X wondered. "Who took those spirits away?"
"GranDracmon, maybe? You said he has a knack for reviving dead guys?"
Dramon X dismissed this possibility. "This doesn't seem like something he would do though, Yusuke." He then seemingly lost himself in thought as Yusuke noticed the wound on Dramon X's chest disappeared, but he decided not to bring it up.
Maybe I was seeing things, but I just saw that ugly wound. the ex-Spirit Detective wondered, seeing the remaining enemy Digimon still fighting the other heroes.
Dai-Valkyrie Varuna regained her fighting sense and cut down a few SkullMeramons with her battle ax.
Dai-Valkyrie Mars took to the air as a pair of fire bird wings jutted from her back. The wings folded over her and produced a fiery aura that allowed her to fly around counter clock wise. Moving beyond hypersonic speed, she easily decimated a bunch of Megadramon and Gigadramon in mid-air.
After Mars helped clear the path, Dramon X sighed and held up his B.A.X. Digivice. "I was hoping to not do this, but there's no kill like overkill."
(Cue Digimon Xros Wars: Hunters Insert Theme - Tagiru Chikara)
"Arresterdramon! Aegisdramon! DIGI-XROS!"
After Dramon X summoned them, he fused the two Digimon together. When the fused Digimon appeared, Arresterdramon was now clad in Aegisdramon's body armor and had two large BFG's on his shoulders.
Seeing the cannons, the enemy Digimon eeped as the other heroes moved out of the way.
"Shine Breaker Garrett!" the Digimon called out as two golden dragon heads formed on the cannons before firing off and evaporating all of the enemy Digimon present. He left nothing to wipe under the carpet.
"So all we gotta do now is get the feather... hey what's with the faces guys?" Dramon X asked as KaiserGreymon, YamiLeomon, and Yusuke all had expressions conveying nothing but shock. "Whatever."
"Damn it!" cursed Dai-Valkyrie Varuna. He shows me up again! How the hell does he keep pulling this shit?
"Kensuke never ceases to amaze me," Dai-Valkyrie Mars observed much to Hiei's chagrin. "Heh, jealous?"
Hiei scoffed. "Yeah sure."
"Guys, X, Takato, and Gallantmon are heading out to see Tai. That's where we should go," Angemon X announced. "Follow me."
"You heard the man, guys," Brimstone added as it didn't take long for them to get the message and stormed ahead. The Magmusmon reflected on seeing Belialmon for the first time. An agonizing thought crossed the warrior's mind as he mused deeply. Had I continued serving Pharaohmon, could I have evolved into that monster? Belialmon?
"Ugh, I just hope Tai didn't destroy Belialmon!" Angemon X said.
Everyone followed Angemon X past the volcanic region and into the desert landscape.
Witnessing the demise of Belialmon's forces and Legionmon, GranDracmon didn't take this lightly.
Who took those spirits?! They must have strong magical powers to be able to do so as those barriers aren't easy to penetrate or escape without a safety unit... but to do so in such a subtle way, who took them and what do they intend to do with them? wondered GranDracmon, who was just as equally befuddled.
(Cue Devil May Cry 4 OST – Berial Theme)
The two forces collided and sent enough shockwaves to pulverize a few rock formations. Omega X came up and applied a full nelson on Belialmon, who raised his fire aura. Omega X withdrew from holding Belialmon and phased out. As Belialmon turned, he punched Omega X back. Omega X landed on the ground and used it as a catapult to launch himself into Belialmon.
One headbutt later and Omega X knocked Belialmon flat on his back. Omega X took to the air and unloaded a barrage of blasts that pulverized Belialmon. Belialmon sat up and caught one energy beam aimed for his head. He crushed the ball and powered up a flame shield. He shot up and hit Omega X with a fistful of fire. Omega X rebounded with a kick to Belialmon's face.
Omega X floated over Belialmon and punched his back. Belialmon fell and hit the ground. Leaving himself wide open, Omega X caught up to Belialmon and caught him with a heavy barrage of punches. Belialmon took Omega X's punches as one uppercut to the jaw sent him flying over 100 feet into the air. Omega X used Instant Movement to get above Belialmon. Clenching his fist, he clobbered Belialmon again and dropped him to the ground.
"Damn... damn it...!" Belialmon cursed whilst covering his face. Where is he getting this strength?
Suddenly, Belialmon felt an immense power building up behind him. He turned and saw Omega X preparing to blast him with a full-powered Terra Beam. Belialmon stopped Omega X's attack and ran up punching him in the face. As Omega X fell to one knee, Belialmon laughed over him.
"If you can't defeat me, what makes you think you can stop my master?" Belialmon's evil grin widened over his face. "After I'm done with you, I'm going to kill the boy and capture your sister again. This time she will become GranDracmon's permanent pawn and you won't be alive to save her." He picked up Omega X by the throat and lifted him over his head.
Omega X said nothing, but the defiant look he wore didn't seem to faze the fire demon at all. Instead, Belialmon was aroused to see Omega X presenting a scornful glare.
"That's right. Hate me, Ascendant. Loathe me like you've never have before!" Belialmon laughed. Clenching his right hand, he forged a fireball as it covered and imbued his fist. "Any last words before I finish you?"
"...yeah..." Omega X formed a grin. "THIS!" With that, he powered up into his Ascendant level 2 form. This abrupt unleashing pushed Belialmon back.
Overwhelmed with shock, Belialmon blanched at the Ascendant. "You... you mean to... tell me you had this much reserves concealed?!" He backed away seeing Omega X walking toward him.
"I'm not letting what you did go unpunished and this time I mean it."
As Omega X walked toward him, X and BlazeGallantmon barely arrived just in time.
"We made it!" BlazeGallantmon said until he saw Omega X powered up in his level 2 form. "Holy... did Omega X's power just shoot up?!"
"He's entered the Ascendant beyond Ascendant form," X plainly answered. "Or, just to make things easier, he's become an Ascendant 2."
"Ascendant 2? Sheesh, when's number 3 coming?"
Hopefully sooner than later. The masked watcher thought as he noticed Belialmon still alive. "Good, Tai hasn't finished him off yet."
"But, he just might if we don't act fast!"
"Tai! Don't destroy him yet!" X called over to the Ascendant. "We need to take out the Suzaku Feather out of him! That's why we're here!"
Upon hearing this, Omega X deeply breathed and focused intently on Belialmon.
"You'll never have the Suzaku Feather," Belialmon cackled evilly whilst backing away. "With it, I'm certain I can overpower even as you are now!"
Omega X smirked and quickly bumrushed ahead to take on Belialmon's challenge.
"TAI! DON'T!" X and BlazeGallantmon cried out together.
Laughing evilly and aloud, Belialmon raised both hands over his head. He drew a large quantity of heat energy from the hell environment. As he did this, several volcanoes erupted in the background. The more heat energy he drew enabled him to produce a massive heat ball in his hands.
"Don't run into that! He'll kill you, Tai!" BlazeGallantmon called out and pleaded to him. Before making a move, X stopped him long enough for Belialmon to throw the giant heat ball.
"TAKE THIS AND ENJOY IT! Exodus of Iblis!" Belialmon hurled the massive heat ball toward Omega X and ran up behind the attack. He planned a secondary attack should his heat ball fail.
"What are you waiting for?!" BlazeGallantmon cried out. "Do something!"
As Belialmon charged up closer, Omega X caught the heat ball and lifted it overhead. He swung it like a baseball bat and hit Belialmon with it. After throwing the heat ball into a nearest lava pit, it exploded and triggered another volcanic explosion. As more volcanoes erupted, Omega X shot across and clenched his right fist.
Beliamon regained his footing and landed on the ground. He waited for Omega X to come at him.
"Psycho Crusher!" Before he completed his technique, Omega X phased and reappeared behind him. "WHAT?!" Turning around, Belialmon's eyes widened when Omega X punched him through his right side.
Omega X opened a hole in Belialmon and revealed the Suzaku Feather. He reached out to grab it, but it burned his hand.
"TAKATO!" Omega X called to the Beast BioMerger. "It's all yours! Get it!"
Realizing what Omega X referred to, BlazeGallantmon saw the Suzaku Feather and glided over to take it.
"So, this was your intention?!" Belialmon bellowed as he struggled in Omega X's hold. "Let me go!"
As Omega X kept Belialmon restrained, BlazeGallantmon pulled the Suzaku feather out and flew away. Weakened, Belialmon felt the bulk of his power leaving him. Infuriated, he turned and charged toward Omega X.
"I'LL GET YOU FOR THIS!"
"This one's for Kari!" Omega X dashed up and punched another hole through Belialmon's gut.
As BlazeGallantmon landed beside X, the rest of the group came just in time to see the last moments of the battle.
"Tai!" Angemon X noticed him preparing to finish off Belialmon.
BlazeGallantmon raised the Suzaku Feather and showed it off to all. "It's ok! I have the feather with me!"
Brimstone closely watched Belialmon taking his final charge against Omega X.
That could've been me. I'm thankful for Kurama and his colleagues. Thought Brimstone peacefully. "That amount of power he has is not worth it for me."
Tike shouted to him. "Finish his ass off, Tai!"
"YOU WILL DIE!" Brimstone raised his fire-imbued fist and prepared to incinerate Omega X alive with it.
"Say goodbye, Belialmon!" Omega X declared, cupping his hands to one side. "SUPER TERRA BEAM!" He pushed his hands forward and released an immense beam that swallowed Belialmon and vaporized him until nothing was left.
As Belialmon vanished, Omega X dropped his hands and sighed deeply, relieved and finally at peace with himself. He powered back down to level 1 status and gave a thumb up to the group.
"All right! He finally put that big bastard down!" Dramon X celebrated Belialmon's demise.
"He hasn't lost himself. Good," X was relieved seeing this.
Angemon X smiled. "Good job, Tai."
Tike jumped up and hollered. "Tai is our guy! Belialmon can suck my...!"
Both Mika and Sara covered his mouth.
"A boy your age shouldn't say stuff like that," Sara nodded.
Mika smirked. "But, I'll make it up for ya. Belialmon can kiss my ass!"
Dai-Valkyrie Varuna was baffled witnessing Omega X's eventful victory. "Just how in the hell do these Ascendants do it?"
Dai-Valkyrie Mars smiled and nodded. "They just do. I stopped being shocked a long time ago." The Miko Senshi looked up and saw BlazeGallantmon holding the Suzaku Feather. "Takato, why don't you try using the feather and see what it does?"
"Oh, right!" Takato spoke out through BlazeGallantmon.
As BlazeGallantmon placed the Suzaku Feather on his chest, the Suzaku card emerged from his body. It hastily absorbed the Suzaku Feather before going back inside the Beast BioMerger's body. With that, Suzakato and Gallantmon felt an immense surge of mystic power rushing through them.
"Wow, this power-up is awesome!" BlazeGallantmon happily boasted.
Suddenly, the sagely Suzaku mentally conversed with his vessel. 'You have absorbed the last sacred treasure, Takato. With the Suzaku Feather, you'll have better manipulation of fire and your power over it has been augmented tenfold. With it, you and the other Beast Tamers are ready to engage in the next trials in GranDracmon's palace. Use this power bestowed to us wisely, Takato and Guilmon.'
Don't you worry. I'm not letting this item back in the hands of evil ever again! Takato promised to the ancient spirit.
'Takato, I feel much stronger than before! Don't you?'
I haven't felt this good since we BioMerged again, buddy.
When BlazeGallantmon descended near the group, Omega X came between X and the Beast BioMerger.
"Thanks a lot, Tai," BlazeGallantmon said.
"Nah, no need to thank me," Omega X replied. "That item is yours. Take good care of it."
"Yeah, I will."
Dai-Valkyrie Mars added as she flew around BlazeGallantmon and examined him. "I'm proud of you, guys."
"Hey, shouldn't we be gone from this place?" Dramon X said. "I don't intend to stay here and get cooked alive."
As soon as Dramon X said this, a bright flash of light washed over the entire dimension and surprised everyone. The group watched the hellish world vanish as they saw themselves being transported back into the castle gates again.
"About time you guys made it!" StormSakuyamon called out when the Hell Gate group arrived. "So, Gogglehead did you get it?"
BlazeGallantmon nodded, showing the Suzaku Feather glowing inside him. "You bet! Man, these things are awesome."
The others gazed at the glowing red object in awe. The Beast Tamers congratulated one another for each now possessing the four sacred treasures.
"Well done," Justimon walked over and addressed the four Beast Tamer. "With all four sacred treasures, you can begin utilizing them once we storm GranDracmon's castle."
"It's about time," AuroraInumon said.
Just then, Sedna stormed up to Varuna as the Kuipers and the other Senshi backed away.
"Why'd you disobey orders, Tyra?! If this is about Ken headbutting you, you're way better than that!"
Varuna sighed. "I wanted to see what he could do all right." She confessed and nodded apologetically. "I'm sorry. I won't do it again."
"Judging from the way you stabbed him, I thought you wanted to see all of his insides," Hiei muttered nonchalantly.
Mars whacked Hiei for his trouble as this sent a shock throughout the room. This one especially hit Sedna the hardest.
"This can't be true!" Moon denied this claim from the demon. "Varuna, you didn't intend to do that?!"
"You did what?!" Sedna declared already about to fume and go on a tirade on Varuna.
However, and thankfully before things got out of hand, Angemon X calmed her down.
"It's ok now," Angemon X reassured Sedna. "Ken wasn't mad about it since it was a mishap one of the opponents we fought caused." He pointed at Dramon X. "See? He's even healed now. Though how it happened we don't know."
Despite this, Sedna still didn't like the outcome. Dramon X didn't say a word regarding the situation to avoid a conflict with the others.
Already been stabbed once by a Senshi. Don't want this one to cause unnecessary tension. he thought as unbeknownst to him Mars was busy talking with her friends to hear his telepathy.
'Fear not, Kensuke. This is the Houou. I am speaking to you from Sailor Mars' thoughts.' The Houou forged a quick mental link with Dramon X.
Dramon X acknowledged the entity. I didn't mean for this to happen. Legionmon caused this mess.
'As I said, fear not. Sailor Mars is explaining the situation to them. They're understanding the mishap. You're not in any hot water, I can assure you.'
"Well that's reassuring," Dramon sighed with relief when he saw the Planetary and Kuiper Senshi looking at him and Varuna.
"It was an accident," Jupiter said to her colleagues.
Eris nodded. "She's right, guys. But, Sedna is still upset with Tyra."
"I hope for cooler heads to prevail and this all settles down," Mercury stated.
Moon genuinely added. "That's what we all hope."
Mars sighed. "Even if Ken could heal himself, Varuna still risked her own life and could've been killed. She acted very irresponsibly." She turned to the Kuipers and addressed Quaoar. "Helena, I'm surprised you can talk sense to her at all."
Quaoar smiled. "I have my ways. Besides, I'm glad they're both ok."
"I think everything will be ok, too," Ixion concurred.
As they conversed, Sedna brought Dramon X and Varuna together.
"Sorry for being such a stubborn idiot," Varuna apologized to Dramon X.
Dramon X replied. "You don't need to apologize."
"I told her to apologize to you, brother," Sedna interjected as she hugged them both. "I don't want to lose either of you! You two can be equally reckless!"
Both Dramon X and Varuna eyed each other down momentarily. They each returned embraces to the Ice Senshi. The Senshi and Angemon X watched this in approval, but Hiei simply scoffed seeing Dramon X receiving a hug from Sedna.
Meanwhile, Omega X walked over to Celesta X and hugged her with a smile.
"It's finally over Kari." Smiling genuinely, Omega X reassured his sister, who hugged him tight. "I got Belialmon for both of us."
"I wish I could've had a piece of him myself," replied Celesta X, smiling and hugging her brother. She pulled away from him and just remembered a certain member of their team. "Besides Yamato, we're all together."
Befuddled when hearing this, Omega X looked around for his rival.
"He got pulled into the floor by something," BanchoLeomon (Kai) approached Omega X and confirmed with him. "We don't know what." Though that's not true, there is a possibility of who it could be, but why would he do something like that?
"I say forget about him," Pikkan scoffed. "The stubborn fool just couldn't wait for us to get back."
WarAngemon overheard them and interjected. "C'mon now, guys. I know the Yamato persona is a jerk, but that's still my brother's body he's using. I hope we can find him around this place."
BW chortled. "Maybe if we wait, another portal will pop up and pull us in." He joked as Pikkan couldn't help but resist the urge to laugh at Metalla X's own folly.
X sighed. "C'mon now, guys. We need everyone together. Besides..." He reflected to seeing the two Spirits being pulled into the mysterious portal. Those two Spirits were amongst the missing Legendary Spirits from our own universe. They were reportedly taken by some evil force. Yet, these two fell into GranDracmon's hands.
"Thinking of something, X?" Keke asked, cutting him off inadvertently.
The masked watcher nodded dismissively. "Just thinking of where Yamato could be."
"I hope we can find dad soon regardless if his actions were beyond infuriating!"
Sonja watched Davis and Veemon standing ready to go. "You two just got healed. Now, you're both rearing to go."
As they both merged, Ultima X stood in their place.
"Don't want to get caught up in the moment like you did before," David said.
"Hey now, I wasn't expecting to taken out like that, ok?" Ultima X sweatdropped while Sonja and David hung their heads sighing.
As the subject of Yamato was brought up, Lady Lupin was partially thinking about the proud Ascendant. Though, her view on him was starting to sour after witnessing him killing Belphedramon out of cold blood. Despite Aoshi and Cammy's protests, she didn't want to give up faith that the true good side within Yamato would break out of the dark shell.
On the other side of the room, Rio walked over to check on Venus, who sat in solitude from the other Senshi.
"Mind if we talk a bit, Minako?" Rio said, taking his beautiful wife's hand. "I'm serious when I said not to overexert yourself. Just as Varuna acted reckless in the Hell Gate, you nearly could've gotten yourself... and risked losing our daughter." Unbeknownst to him, Kohana and the Planetary Senshi heard them. "Guys?"
"Please listen to him, Venus," Saturn pleaded. "This isn't about just you, but you and Ai."
"That's right! Or, did you forget I'm going to an aunt of y'alls child!" Kohana said, wanting to slap some sense into Venus.
Rio stood up and tried to ease the tension. "Look, guys. Calm down. I..."
"They're right, Rio..." Venus finally spoke up for herself and stood beside him. "I shouldn't be pushing myself. And maybe I do need to fall back, but... at the same time, I don't want to miss out on our biggest victory since we survived the Dawn of Chaos. How about this? You guys can cover for me when we break through that gate and show GranDracmon what we're made of!"
While the Senshi considered Venus' suggestion, they nodded in approval. Though, Kohana wasn't entirely sure of letting her sister-in-law risking the child.
"We'll cover you during the heat of battle," Jupiter said.
"But, promise not to engage yourself in too much action," Moon said.
"Also, promise you'll settle down after we beat GranDracmon," Mercury insisted. "It's best for your own health and the baby's health."
Venus nodded. "I promise."
Seeing the concern etched on his sister's face, Rio walked over and pat her back.
"It's ok, sis. I'll be covering Venus and take all the damage for her."
"If you're protecting her, then I will, too."
"Don't argue with me, Rio," she flat out told him. "Got it?"
""Thanks, guys," Venus hugged Rio and Kohana.
The Senshi sweatdropped seeing their friend modestly accepting everyone's vow to protect her.
Mars sighed. "I have to admit, I do envy Venus. Even I never went out fighting during those nine months."
Moon nodded. "Yep, same here."
"Ok, so now that we've got that settled! Let's move!" Dramon X declared.
Everyone cheered, nodded in agreement, or simply just went along in the best interest of the others (namely Hiei). The group approached the massive gates standing in front of them.
Omega X and Pikkan opened the doors before the others. They found themselves walking down another hallway before ending up in another corridor-like chamber.
"Are you freaking kidding me?! This guy's taste in building is ridiculous!" The Terriermon side of QuakeGargomon complained.
However, Dramon X beckoned everyone to stop right away.
"Nobody move..." He said quietly out as he cautiously walked forward. As he walked quietly, He heard a noise from the ceiling.
From the ceiling came the sound of a shriek. Alarmed, everyone looked up and saw Andes, now a half-polar bear humanoid. Sedna quickly became unnerved sensing the familiar vibe from Andes.
That's really Andes?! The Kuiper Senshi thought horrified seeing her evil clone sister's hideous form.
Andes leapt down from a hidden chamber in the ceiling with her eyes on one target in the room, and it wasn't Sedna.
Why me...? Dramon X muttered in his thoughts as she came closer to him.
Next act: Diverging Paths! Entering the Castle from Hell!
A/N: Belialmon meets his end and Omega X finally exacts his revenge. In the process, BlazeGallantmon secures the Suzaku Feather and all four treasures are out of GranDracmon's evil grasps.
Just when there appeared to be tension between Ken and the Senshi (mainly Varuna)... now seems to have cooled down. Naturally, an ax shouldn't have been able to hurt Dramon X (much less injure him), but this plays up the whole 'Senshi magic' being able to inflict damage to an Ascendant. Ken should reconsider himself lucky to be a unique kind of Ascendant as his injuries heal themselves.
Legionmon's story is more explained in Chaos' Accel Stream. As for the two Darkness Spirits that seemingly vanished, those two Spirits were from the DF-616 universe and taken by GranDracmon's agents. As for who or what took the two Darkness Spirits (and to GranDracmon's befuddlement)... you'll know in due time... possibly in the final chapter of this story. Sorry, but I'm not teasing anything until further notice!
Brimstone claiming he could've turned out just like Belialmon couldn't be any more truthful. Had he continued his path of darkness, he would've eventually evolved into Belialmon and likely his Beastial form.
Venus is roughly close to five months in her pregnancy with Ai. She'll be seeing a little less action with her friends guarding her. Jeffrey, I know you're reading this. Don't get too bummed out.
Next time, our reunited group gets split up again and even more battles are coming their way, including the final one!
Until then, if I don't update next week, my birthday is coming up on Monday and this will serve as a nice Halloween update. See you soon and review please!