I'm not going to try to keep you here.

Go on and read. Here's your helmet.


DO NOT BE FOOLS.

HE swelled up to match the size of the human's power and was not staring it down.

EACH TIME YOU PUSH PAST ME, YOU ONLY GIVE ME A CHANCE TO REACH A NEW LEVEL OF POWER

The humans had not lost their will and were only more determined to extinguish him. Their new power thrust its arm towards HIM as it took the shape of a drill. It clashed with HIS drill and both pushed forward with all of their might.

"IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW MUCH STRONGER YOU BECOME. TEN TIMES, A HUNDRED TIMES, A THOUSAND TIMES! EACH TIME YOU LEAP AHEAD HUMANITY WILL FOLLOW AND EVERY STEP WILL BE FULL OF HARDSHIPS!"

The space around the tips of their drill began to spill before it was torn to shreds and the tip of their drills slipped past each others'. Both pulled their arms back as both arms turned to drills and they collided for a second time.

"BUT THAT'S HOW LIFE IS! EVERYTHING THAT IS WORTH ANYTHING WILL BE A STRUGGLE! DON'T ASSUME THAT PAIN WILL STOP US! JUST BECAUSE WE ARE AFRAID OF IT DOESN'T MEAN WE CAN'T BARE IT!"

A burst of energy pushed both back.

"HOW ABOUT THIS?! HISSATSU!"

The Museigen Tengen Toppa tossed off the cloak that had been flapping behind it.

"MUSEIGEN TENGEN TOPPA…."

Its entire body began to erupt with light as green energy burst out of all of its joints.

"GIGAAAAAAA….

DRRRRRIIIILLLLLLLLL….."

A drill burst out of every part of the energy being's body.

"BREAAAAAAAKAAAAAAAGGGHHHHH!"

The drills shot out into every direction and there were thousands too many for HIM to stop. They ripped through everything before them and finally a massive one shot out of the torso of the being, pushing HIM back. The countless drills turned and were sent at HIM all at once. They each dug in deeper and deeper to the giant's core, only for drills to burst out of the holes they had dug, stopping them. Every drill was being countered by another.

CRACK!

The large being began to crumble to pieces with each drill HE wielded, merging into one massive one aiming to rip through humanity's power.

CLANG!

Something stopped it from pushing forward.

"Remember this…!"

An impossibly small speck in comparison to his might was that very human who had started all this, holding the tip of the drill with only his bare hands.

IMPOSSIBLE

"I'm the most horribly selfish son of a bitch in the entire world….! I'll toss aside anyone to achieve what I aim for. It doesn't matter if it's a loved one or even god. The things right now that I care about….is…!"

"EVERYONE!"

The drill's revolutions stopped as the human's grip grew tighter.

"The feelings of yesterday….the infinite potential of tomorrow…both weave together and create a spiral! With these I'll dig a hole to happiness!"

His universe that he wore on his back dispersed into energy and wrapped around the hand.

"THAT'S TENGEN TOPPA."

"THAT'S MINATOS HUMANITAS."

"MINE IS THE DRILL THAT CREATES THE HEAVENS!"

HIS drill exploded while the human's arm turned to a massive drill. He took off ahead plowing straight through HIS chest and going deeper. Spikes flew from HIS core tearing the drill apart until it fell to pieces, yet the human did not stop; only rearing his fist back.

The human roared and swung his fist.

He plowed straight through the wall and crashed into HIM, both rolling across the ground. HE righted himself just as the human did. They lunged at one another and HE threw his fist out. The human slipped past it then threw his elbow into HIS face. HIS arm split into several spikes that flew ahead piercing the human's torso. The human's response was to ram his knee into HIS torso and grind the tip of it in until a loud snap came from HIS chest.

The two backed away a minute later.

Both were clearly exhausted.

He reached up and wiped his chin giving a small smile. "Your punch....Its got some feeling behind it now. Starting to get desperate…?"

HUMANITY IS NOT MATURE ENOUGH TO TAKE CARE OF ITSELF....

"Damn, still going on about that…?"

Spreading his stance, the human raised a finger to the heavens giving a dull stare to HIM.

"I won't lose…I'll believe in the me that believes in us, the humans and the future…"

The world turned blank.

He shut his heavy eyes and opened them seeing only vast nothing. All except for one person; a guy about his age. He was wearing what looked like a school uniform and had blue hair. He was holding his hand out as if he wanted to shake his. The human took his and shook it allowing himself a brief moment of relaxation.

There wasn't anything that needed to be said.

He opened his eyes once more, faced with HIM again. He opened his hand seeing a familiar card. His eyes took on a faint blue light.

"Per….so….na."

He crushed the card in his fist and lunged at HIM.

HE did the same.

"THIS!! IS!! MY!! SOUL!!!"

A flash of light.

The human stood with his back to HIM….a massive hole in HIS chest.

VERY WELL...HUMANITY HAS EARNED ITS FREEDOM…

IF YOUR RESOLVE FALTERS FOR EVEN A MOMENT, I WILL RETURN…

"...and we'll be ready if you do."

An explosion ripped through everything, nothing, and that which fell beyond even that.

He could hear all of their cheers.

"I did it…"

In his hand a card formed.

The mask for which humanity would wear when faced with hardships.

It was…


The heavens have been pierced. It seems almost sad to wrap this up so quick though. Almost feel like I should write an epilogue.

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