They start to walk again after defeating the snakes.
"Ughh…How long do we have to be here for?" Nanao asks
"Who knows…They didn't say anything about the time." Takahiro replies.
"Shhh… I hear something." Takagi muttered.
All of them stop and start looking around.
"I don't see or hear anything though." Nanao says.
"Shhh…Be quiet." Takagi says to Nanao.
They see a bear walking in front of them.
"EEK! i-is that a bear?!" Nanao speaks softly
"Calm down and slowly walk backward. Don't make any sound." Takahiro whispers
They start walking backward but Takagi steps on a broken tree branch.
The Bear gets alerted and looks where the sound came from.
All of them start panicking. Takagi and Takahiro jump on a tree branch but Nanao hides inside a bush before The Bear could see them.
"He looks strong!" Takagi says
"What the heck! He is wearing knuckle chucks!" Takahiro says
Hearing this Takagi looks at The Bear's hand and sees him wearing knuckle chucks.
"I have a plan." Takahiro says
"Wait. Let me get Nanao here." Takagi interrupts Takahiro and brings Nanao up to them using his Wind Magic.
"Thanks." Nanao says
"Now listen." Takahiro says.
Takahiro takes out a small jar and a knife from his pocket and says,
"Takagi take this. This is a paralyzing poison. Use it on this knife and your spear. Throw the knife at The Bear's left hand and hit The Bear on his left leg using your spear."
"Ok, got it." Takagi says
Takahiro then continues,
"As for you, Nanao, you just have to crystalize The Bear."
Nanao nods nervously and says, "Okay, I will try."
Takagi covers the tip of the knife and spear with poison.
Nanao gets ready to use her magic at any moment.
All of them jump down quietly to see where The Bear is currently.
They spot The Bear, Takahiro signals Takagi to attack The Bear.
Takagi runs toward The Bear and throws the knife; it hits the left hand of The Bear and The Bear screams in pain. He hurries and thrusts his spear into The Bear's left leg.
Takagi then pulls back his spear and retreats.
The bear starts to wobble.
Taking advantage of this, Nanao runs close to The Bear and touches The Bear.
"Crystal Magic: Clear Prison!"
The Bear gets trapped in a crystal. Takahiro then runs in with full speed and punches the crystal, the crystal breaks but the bear is unscratched from that.
All of them start to worry.
"Nanao! Use your magic on The Bear's right arm and right leg!" Takahiro shouts
"Okay!" Nanao says
Nanao jumps toward The Bear but The Bear moves to the left and dodges her attack. She lands behind The Bear, She then turns around in a swift motion and jumps toward The Bear again, this time she didn't miss, using her left hand to crystalize The Bear's leg and the right hand to crystalize The Bear's hand.
The Bear can't move anymore. Almost Half of The Bear's body is crystallized and the other half is poisoned.
"Now is my chance!" Takahiro says while running towards The Bear
"Hardening Magic: Iron Arms!"
Takahiro turns his hands into Iron, He then jumps and hits The Bear in the head. The Bear's head comes lower to the ground. Takahiro then punches The Bear in its jaw as hard as he can. The Bears fly's back a few feet and land on its back.
"YES!" Takagi says
"That was scary." Nanao says.
"Still, we managed to beat i-" While Takahiro is talking suddenly a magic circle appears beneath their feet.
Then they find themself in the coliseum again.
"Congratulations, you guys have passed the examination!" The announcer says to them.
They are quite shocked by this. They didn't think that the test will end this soon.
"Go and take some rest in the waiting room." The announcer says to them.
"Okay, thanks." Nanao says to the announcer
"I can't see Roy, is he still in the illusion?" Takagi thinks out loud
"Who is Roy? Your friend?" Takahiro asks.
"Yeah, I thought he would be out by now." Takagi replies.
"Let's go to the waiting room for now." Nanao suggests
Takagi and Takahiro nods in agreement.
To Be Continued...