Shikabane Hime one half

me no own, please no sue.

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Damage was done.

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the 'puny mortal' had all but won.

This victory was his.

but the finial victory was yet to come!!!

As the youth powered up another Chi Blast, Saffron gathered a quick chi blast of his own, and fired it before just as the youth fired his.

he laughed as his flesh was burned away, He would return, and he had just removed the only barrier to his accention.

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Damage was done.

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that last chi blast just about drained him completely.

'why is that bastard laughing?'

Ranma struggled to his feet and hobbled over to where Akane was Standing...

...only she was not standing, but laying in the grass...

new life flooded Ranma as he ran to her side.

both Akane and Xian Pu lay in the grass, massive wounds to their chests.

he clutched the girls to him, one he loved more then life itself (but he would never tell anyone) and one he owed for honor-bound favors.

they gasped, as they clutched to him. he cried into their hair.

but...

Damage was done.

He felt them die.

He felt a 'star-burst' deep within his chest.

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She ran

She watched Ranma kill the bird-king.

She ran

she watched the bird-king fire a chi blast at her great granddaughter.

She ran

She watched Ranma clutch the dieing girls to his chest.

but

Damage was done.

She felt him 'release' as the girls died.

she was too late.

she tapped his back in a spot and watch him clasp, still clutching his girls.

"Damn!" She turned and looked at Mu Tsu. "Collect them. hide them in your robes. Quickly. If the Elders catch them, we all are in trouble." She hopped on her staff, and looked about.

Damage was done.

They needed to get back to Japan, before Ranma woke.