The Lion jumps towards Roy but Roy can't do anything to defend himself from The Lion.
'NO!' Renjii screams inwardly.
'So, this is how it ends, huh.' Roy thinks to himself
When the moment is critical, the Lion gets stopped by a wall made out of sand.
'Huh?' Roy thinks
"Hah, you guys can't even take care of yourselves for a single moment without me." Mio says with a shivering voice.
Mio rushes over to them. The both of them get their movements back.
"Thanks, Mio, you saved us!" Renjii says
"So, what should we do now? Do we fight that thing?" Mio says while looking at The Lion
"Obviously we have to fight. What other choice do we have?" Roy says with a deep voice.
"But, how can we fight that thing. We are no match for it." Renjii says
"Mio, you have the ability to control sand, right?" Roy asks
"Yeah?" Mio says
"Then do something to trap The Lion in place." Roy
"Okay, then what?" Mio asks
"Just do what I say." Roy orders Mio
"Ughh, fine" Mio replies
"And Renjii, do you have any sharp objects?" Roy asks Renjii
"Yeah, I have some daggers." Renjii replies
"Nice, then distract The Lion's attention while I attack him." Roy says
"Okay." Renjii says to Roy
"Mio, do it!" Roy shouts
"Sand Magic: Sand Hands!"
Multiple hands come from the ground and grip onto The Lion's legs.
The Lion struggles to move. But The Lion is only able to free two of his front legs.
"Renjii!" Roy says
"Got it!" Renjii replies.
Renjii takes out his daggers and throws them into the air. Then he casts telekinesis onto those daggers and they start to levitate in the air.
As he moves his hand, the daggers start to go towards The Lion and simultaneously attack The Lion as if the daggers have a mind of their own.
As the daggers are attacking him The Lion uses its front two legs to reflect the daggers.
Meanwhile, Roy starts to concentrate large amount of mana on his hand.
"What are you trying to do, Roy?" Mio asks
"I am trying to create a big enough fireball to burn that bastard to ashes." Roy says
"How much time will it take to complete it? I can't hold him down forever." Mio says with a struggling expression.
"It's almost done." Roy replies and he suddenly feels his heart throbbing really fast as the pain increases.
Renjii says, "Hurry up, Roy. My mana is almost used up."
"It's done. Mio, Renjii fall back!" Roy screams.
Both of them start running in the opposite direction.
Roy gives an evil smirk and jumps up in the air. He throws the fireball towards The Lion. Then he retreats towards Mio and Renjii.
The Lion looks up sees a big fireball coming towards him. The Lion struggles to move out of the away but he is unable to move because of the sand hands that is holding him.
The fireball directly hits The Lion and a big explosion occurs. After the explosion smoke fills up the surrounding area, making it impossible to see anything.
"Damn, that explosion was huge!" Renjii comments after seeing what had happened in front of him.
"That did the job for sure, right Roy?" Mio says
Roy isn't able to reply because of the pain and exertion.
At that moment, the smoke starts to disappear. Then they see The Lion is heavily wounded!
Before they can prepare for anything, they see a big energy blast coming their way. It is like a laser beam that is being shot out of The Lion's mouth.
"NO!!" Mio shouts
As the energy blast is only a few meters away, they think everything is over but all of a sudden the energy blast stops right in front of their faces.
"What! It stopped?!" Renjii says while shivering
"Huh?" Mio expresses
Suddenly a magic circle appears beneath their feet. They find themselves in the coliseum again.
"Congratulations, you guys have passed the test." The announcer says.
Both Mio and Renjii fall on their knees.
"Hah, I thought...I was going to die…" Mio says with a relieved look.
Roy is lying on the ground, barely keeping his consciousness.
"You guys are the last one to come out." The announcer says.
"The last one? I thought we all had to survive a certain amount of time." Mio says to the announcer.
"Well, yes. But those who defeated all the monsters before the timer was over, came here first." The announcer explains.
"Ohh, I see." Mio replies.
"Now, get some rest before they announce the qualifiers." The announcer says to them.
Mio and Renjii stand up but Roy is still lying on the floor. Seeing Roy lying on the floor, Renjii bends down and helps Roy get up. Renjii puts one of Roy's arms and puts it over his shoulder to support him.
"Thanks." Roy says to Renjii.
Thirty minutes or so have passed.
Every waiting room has a television inside of it. The television is turned on. On the screen of the television, they see the announcer.
*Attention, please. Today we have 'five special guests' with us. Allow me to introduce them."
"Here we have Shinzo Abe! The thirtieth Supreme King! On his left are Fumio Kishida and Wakatsuki Reijirō. On his right side, we have Atsushi Sho and Natsumi Kiko."
"Gramps!?" Roy says while he is laying down on a bed, watching the Television.
Takagi also has the same reaction seeing his Grandpa.
"And Now, We will now announce the winners. If your name is called, come to the arena. First place goes to...
To be Continued…