Chapter 13: Windup

The sky was gray as a gush of wind swiftly passed by, the sound of thunder echoed around the northern woods, lightning then strikes as it illuminated the grey sky and shadowed the visage of these two raven haired boys…

"The weather isn't for you Hyuuga… once the rain start to fall, it'll be hard for you to attack me…" Ryuu said as his right hand was inside his pocket

"Shut up… don't underestimate me or you'll regret it" he said to him

Lightning divided the once grey sky that turned to dark…. both of them was standing, not moving, each is waiting for the perfect chance to attack…


"Hotaru… shouldn't we stop them" Mikan asked her best friend as she sat s quietly inside a cathedral

She then gazed at the stained glass in front of them where the lightning illuminates the dim room she was in…

"We will be weight on Natsume's shoulder if we go there…" Hotaru replied as she leans on the stoned wall…

"But…" Mikan said as she tried to argue back, but this time, she can't, what Hotaru said was the truth… if they were there they will be just a couple of burdens for Natsume to protect…

After that attempt, she didn't utter another word… all she could do is hope that no one loses his life if things get out of hand…

"Don't worry… Ruka's there and so does Koko… if things will get horrible at least we know someone can call us and even stop them… this isn't a rock, scissors and paper game you know" Hotaru said to her…

All they can do is to wait for someone to open the door…


Both are skillful and are fully capable of control their alice to its fullest.

The lightning along with its roar divided the sky…

"Hyuuga… you're such an eyesore!" Ryuu said as he began to attack Natsume

He ran towards him, his alice is best used for long range battles but… Natsume's alice is not good in short range battles…

Ryuu quickly produced lightning on his fist as he was aiming for Natsume… Natsume quickly dodge it as Ryuu was standing next to Natsume just having an inch of distance…

"You're too slow" Natsume said to him

But Ryuu flared back

"And you are an idiot…" Ryuu said all of a sudden Ryuu placed his right hand on Natsume's back…

Everything happened in a split second

The amount of lightning on Ryuu's fist made contact with Natsume… with a blink of an eye, Natsume just received a high voltage shock as his body received a couple of burns and wounds….

"You're not bad… but it takes more to beat me… you are just a weakling" Natsume said to him as blood began to trickle from his wounds…

All of a sudden fire balls coming from the ground Ryuu was standing began to come out…

Swiftly he was able to dodge all of those …

"Is that it?" Ryuu arrogantly asked Natsume

But Natsume smirked at him…

Natsume then, quickly with a blink of an eye came face to face with Ryuu...

"Surprise" Natsume said to him as his right hand was on Ryuu's stomach…

"What the…" Ryuu said when he saw something lit up on Natsume's hand

He wants to dodge the attack but it was too late, Natsume just released a huge amount of fire, but Ryuu was able to protect him self from being burned alive, quickly at that moment he used his alice to give him just a little shield…. Ryuu's back hit the tree hardly as he received even higher of degree burns from Natsume…

"Long range or short battles it doesn't matter for me…" Natsume said to him "try thinking"

Ryuu's head was facing downward as he was just humiliated face to face with his least favorite person, he masked his façade with his raven locks, as his eyes that are hidden beneath it is raging with anger…

he then clenched his fist…. he was thinking of a way to beat up Natsume… when all of a sudden he noticed a someone was standing not far from them… a smirk then curved from his lips as he wiped the blood that trickled from his lips…

"Natsume, do you know what your weakness is?" Ryuu asked him as his voice was filled by an eerie tone as he fixed himself to stand up perfectly

Natsume raised his eyebrow at Ryuu… as he keenly watched his move…

Ryuu then began to walk towards Natsume, but he stopped all of a sudden as he lifts up his head to face Natsume…

He was wearing a scary mask…

"Your weakness is" Ryuu said as he stretched his left arm up towards the sky…

Natsume saw lightning coming from above but it wasn't aimed for him, slowly he turned his back to see what Ryuu was aiming for, he saw Ruka, standing back with Koko…

"There's no time" Natsume said

With a split second Natsume ran towards Ruka… he let his guard down….

"You are too protective over your friends…"Ryuu said but he changed the course of his lightning as it hit Natsume…

Lightning struck again as it hit one of the trees surrounding them….

"And that's how you kill a cat…" Ryuu said as he stared at Natsume who was almost kneeling on his knees….

Ryuu then grinned at him and whispered beneath his breathe…

"Pathetic…"

Seeing Natsume was unable to move from his place, Ryuu turned his back from his but when he was about to take a step to leave….

"What I hate the most… I someone who uses dirty tactics like you and most of all trying to hurt my friend…" Natsume said as he clenched his fist and stood up…

Slowly Ryuu turned to face him, but what welcomed him was a simple yet strong punch on his stomach…

"Haven't you heard cats have nine lives" Natsume said to him as he mercilessly glared at him…

The weather is getting worst by the second as heavy rain began to pour down, lightning strikes as it burns every tree it comes contact with… a gush of wind swiftly passed by, as Ryuu stood up….

"Then I'll kill you nine time" Ryuu said as he jumped back to aim for Natsume

Unfortunately for him, Natsume isn't going to give him anymore chances…

Ryuu then fired his shot, but it hit no one, the person he was gone out of sight…

"Where the hell is he now" Ryuu said as he looked left and right, he then looked behind him but no one was standing there, but then his eyes caught a glimpse of the reflection in the water near him, he saw something bright…

"Above" he said out loudly

Quickly he looked above, he saw like meteor shower, thousands of fire rained him… having no time to dodge all of them, he quickly shielded himself… but though it was raining fire he cant see the its caster… that's just when he realized it was a trap…

From his behind Natsume appeared, he can't defend himself as both of his hands were used to shield him…

Natsume then smirked at him…

"You're such an eyesore Ryuu Shouhei" Natsume coldly said to him, his hands were inside his pockets…

Natsume then took out his right hand and aimed to Ryuu…

"I want to clear my sight" Natsume said

"Curse you…" Ryuu said

A huge amount of fire was released from Natsume's hand at it was closely and straightly aimed at Ryuu… A huge blast was then heard as Ryuu's body hit the tree in front of him hardly…

"Give up now… or the next attack I will surely kill you" Natsume said to him…

Ryuu, tried to stand up as he used the help of the tree he crashed on…

"Try then…" Ryuu said…

He was deeply wounded, but seeing he was unable to fight Natsume turned his back from him…

"I don't fight helpless people" Natsume said to him coldly…

The roar of thunder was heard all over as lightning began to travel across the woods as it burns every tree it collides with…

"Natsume this isn't over yet!" Ryuu shouted as he stretched out his arm and was about to aim at Natsume...

The clouds above them roared and lightning began to travel and with a blink of an eye… it burned every tree it passed…


Inside the cathedral

Mikan is feeling the tension she caused, she was afraid someone might kill someone else, and she doesn't it to be Natsume…

She kept silent as she was filled with fear; all of a sudden they heard a loud crashing sound as it was followed by a yell…

"What was that" Mikan said as soon as she heard the noise, quickly she stood up and was about to reach for the door knob when…

"Do you think going there is the best choice?" Hotaru said to her

She tilted her head and surrendered….it was of no use going there…

She sat quietly, every minute that passes by is hard to bear for her, and she was there sitting, doing nothing while someone she cares for might be deeply wounded or in the worst scenario…

A few minutes have passed by and she felt so restless…

"Hotaru I don't care whatever you say… I'll go there..." Mika said as she hastily stood up from her seat…

But all of a sudden she heard the door opened wide, slowly she turned her back to see who the person that opened it…was

The lightning stricken, tears began to fell from her eyes as she saw a particular raven haired boy standing in front of her… her amber orbs met with a pair of tantalizing crimson orbs…

"Natsume!" she said as she quickly ran towards him

But as she was about to near him, Natsume fell down as his back was leaning on the door…

"Natsume… hey… wake up… don't tell me you're dead" she said as she was crying her heart out while she embraces him…

"Idiot don't kill someone that is alive" Natsume said to her

"I thought…" she said

"I have nine lives…" was just what he said "isn't this a chapel?" he asked her as he pulled her hand…

"Yeah… hey…" she said

Her eyes opened wide as she saw Natsume place a ring on her finger…

"Just stay by my side and never leave me again" Natsume proposed to her…

"Not again I promise" she said...

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Author's notes: Hi guys… thank you very much for reading and supporting this story…. Thanks for all of the reviews… and thank you for the C2 oranges under the sun… I'm sorry if the ending is like this…. but I hope you liked it… well as I said before he is going dead and well he died didn't he? haha that's all… thanks for everything guys …

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