The time had finally come. All the ladies of the castle all gathered together in the Duel arena. Sasha and Konami were welcomed to sit with Mikoto and Tedashii at the top floor. Lady Williams was also by her side, still shocked at the return of the “King”. Doku stood at the centre of the arena, with his gear to stay safe from any major impact.
“LADIES AND BARONETS!! YOURS TRULY, DOKU!!!!!”
The crowd cheered, Mikoto yawned and Tedashii clapped even harder with a smile on his face. “I am your host, and the umpire of this CLASSIC battle!”
The two doors opposite each other began to open. “And from the side of the oak gate! The lady who has a Gladiator side of her. She is the contender that issued the challenge, please WELCOME…LADY YURI!!!”
The crowd began to boo at her. Everyone were against her victory.
“Good luck Yuri! You got this!” Tedashii and Konami said.
“Don’t break a leg or two! Hahahaha!!!” Sasha said.
She looked up at the queen, then around all the angered faces, and finally down to the other gate.
“AND FROM THE SIDE OF THE GOLDEN GATE! THE ONE AND ONLY PERSON CAPABLE OF A MIRACLE! HE WILL PROVE HIS LOVE FOR THE QUEEN! THE GOD OF WAR! KING CHEYZAR!!!!!!!”
The crowd already began cheering right before Doku could announce his entrance. Tedashii and Lady Williams also clapped sarcastically, but the queen jumped off her seat.
“YOU GOT THIS CHEYMO HONEY!! TEACH HER A LESSON!!”
Yuri did not feel good to do so. It was written all over her face that she wanted to forfeit. But the look on Sanji’s face was different. He had determination to finish her off with everything he had.
“Come on Sanj. You can call it off…I don’t want to-”
Sanji laughed. “Worry about yourself or else you might lose worse than you already will.” He said.
“How…How are you this confident. You, will, Lose! Why do you still want to do this?!”
Sanji just walked away, without answering her question. And so they both stood 50 meters away from each other. Doku raised his hands in the air and glared at both the fighters.
“Lady Yuri. Are you ready?”
Yuri wiped the tears and shook her head. She then took out her Sai and held her fighting stance.
“King Cheyzar. Are you ready?”
Sanji smiled at Doku, then surprised the crowd. Mikoto walked down the stairs onto the ring, which confused Yuri and Doku. She had a briefcase in her hand and dropped it next to Sanji.
“This will guarantee your victory.” She said. And then gave him a kiss on his cheek, which infuriated Yuri.
She made her way back to the top, and Sanji didn’t hesitate to open up the case. Many of the ladies cheered louder as they saw his weapon. The Tsugiri of the real Cheymo, the double sided blade.
Sanji began the battle by building up spiritas, but it was beyond everyone’s expectation. His aura was felt all around the arena. He charged up just like the queen advised him to.
*BEFORE THE BATTLE*
Sanji was swinging his sword out of anger. He was afraid to fight Yuri, but he had no choice to back up his dignity. He had the role as king of the castle, but what would he say if he got beaten by a girl in front of the whole kingdom.
“Someone is working hard.” Mikoto walked in as he stopped training. He put his sword down and walked towards her.
“Mikoto, what are you doing here?” He asked.
“What? Is it bad to watch my husband get ready for victory?”
Sanji smiled, but then frowned again knowing that he had to address her as his wife.
“H-Honey…” She began to smile when he said that. “Whenever I fought, what was my way of winning?”
She stopped smiling.
“Its always war with you. At least I know that you are still you.”
She turned back to the drawer, and took out a briefcase. Inside was the ancient weapon, one of the strongest in its time. “Rotanoria” was its name. Sanji was beyond amazed at its craftsmanship. Its design was made and specified for genocide.
“Whoa. What is that?” He asked.
Mikoto looked up out of surprise. “Wait you don’t remember your own sword?!”
He then swallowed his words and called it the way he read. “Rotanoria! How could I ever forget it! HAHAHAHA….he he.” He smiled at her.
Mikoto just laughed and gave it to him.
“This will definitely hand you a win over that crazy girl.”
“Hey she’s not-…” Sanji kept quiet after seeing the look on her face. “(*Exhale)You’re right. Sorry for raising my voice…sweetie?”
Mikoto changed her frown into a smile, and gave him a hug. Her expression changed drastically.
“On a serious note, do you know how to use it?” She asked.
“Of course! How would I ever-”
“Then charge it up.”
“HA! That’s too easy for a swords-master like me!”
But Sanji failed to charge Rotanoria up, and hoped he succeeded this time.
He swung Rotanoria from the ground up, and the crowd stayed silent to witness the impact. The ground level was covered in dust, and Yuri did her best to guard the attack.
Sanji opened his eyes, and all he saw was the scratch he made with his sword on the ground. The ladies all gasped to see just how futile all that spiritas was.
“Huh? What did he try and do mom?” Tedashii asked the queen.
“I knew he forgot how to use it…” She replied.
Yuri dropped her guard, and stared at the dent he made on the ground. This made her beyond furious.
“That’s it…? All that screaming, all that confidence, All the effort…FOR THIS??!!”
She began to charge up her spiritas and held her Sai out. “WHY DON’T I TEACH YOU HOW ITS DONE!!!”
She ran to him at full speed, and speared her Sai through his jacket. He didn’t have any time to react, which caused Yuri to rip it off. And just before he knew it, her knee was driven in his face.
Sanji was sent up in the air, but she was not done there. She dropped her swords down, and leaped up with a barrage of punches on his chance.
With every punch that followed, another drop of blood came out of his mouth.
“AND TAKE THIS!!!”
Yuri hooked her ankle around his waist then flung him down to the ground.
Sanji tried to catch his breath, but was followed with a kick to the face.
He met with the other side of the wall, and broke right through.
Yuri finalized her rampage by picking Rotanoria up and tossing it close to him, locking itself on the ground. The crowd began to boo again as Yuri smiled at them.
“This is not how it was supposed to go down!! Come on Cheymo!” Mikoto said.
Lady Williams was on the other side of the walls, but not Yuri or any of the ladies could see her.
“You’re not using it the right way.” She told him.
Sanji tried his best to look up, and noticed it was her.
“Lady Williams. Why…are you helping me? I thought you..hated me.?” Sanji said as he got up on one knee.
“Yes I do. But there is something I have to tell you. And if I help you, promise me three wishes.”
Sanji didn’t want to get in any business with her, but he had no choice.
“Perfect. Now listen up…”
Yuri was waving around victorious at the retort she was receiving. As the crowd got louder, so did her appreciation.
“THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I just proved why your King is nothing but a-”
The crowd began to cheer again, and Yuri did not know why. When she turned around, she was amazed that Sanji was still standing.
“I don’t believe it. You just don’t want to let this go do you?!” Yuri said, for she had enough of his persistence. “I’ll then have to finish you off, once-AND-FOR-ALL!!”
She finally summoned Tedashii’s sword. As she grabbed a hold of it, her spiritas synced perfectly with it. This did put Sanji’s early stunt to shame.
“She’s going for the finish!” Konami said.
But Sanji was not fazed at all. He held Rotanoria in front of him and began to spin it like a wheel.
“Don’t think you will fool anyone with that SWORD AGAIN!”
She leaped with immense speed. “TAKE THIS! HAKURAA: SHADOW WIND SCAR!”
Sanji took a deep breath, and waited for Yuri to come in range. When she was a mere five centimeters from Rotanoria, he used his unknown trump card.
~ SECOND TO NON!!~
The whole kingdom was shook by the impact. Nearly half of the ladies fell off their seat and killed by the roof. Tedashii took hold of his chair while Sasha and Konami were grabbing one of the pillars. The queen lost her footing, and fell into the cloud of dust.
“Oh no, Mikoto!” Tedashii yelled.
The queen fell to the ground and cracked her neck.
All the chaos was reversed back from 10 seconds. The roof got destroyed before falling on the ladies, Tedashii, Konami and Sasha were taken to safety, and the queen got caught in time.
“…What?” Tedashii couldn’t believe what happened.
Everyone were still trying to process what just occurred, until one of the ladies cheered as they saw the saviour.
“...No...way.” Sasha and Konami said.
It was Sanji, who was granted the sync with Rotanoria. His face was broken like glass, and only black matter filled in the holes. His eye was filled in black, and his pupil took the form of the 7th clan’s immortal. “A Revlo”! He laid her down, and looked at himself. He could feel the spiritas of a pure King flow in his vein. This was the skill earned after syncing with Rotanoria.
“Wait, where is Yuri?” Konami asked.
And Doku appeared again, with Yuri in his arms. She was out cold, with blood pouring out her ear.
“Yuri!!” Tedashii ran towards her.
Mikoto ran to Sanji as he returned to his former self. All that was different was his eye color and the length of his hair.
“YOU DID IT!! I TOLD YOU THAT THIS WAS A WIN!” She said as she gave him a kiss.
Sanji saw the state of Yuri, and something came to his senses. She shook her head and got back up.
“Dammit…What happened?” She asked.
“Lady Yuri.” Doku came and laid a napkin on her ear to stop the bleeding.
“Doku? Thank you…but what happened?”
He began to frown. “Lady Yuri. I have to admit. I hated you a lot when I found out you betrayed us. But that battle really inspired me. How you went all out to fight against the King...However…” Doku looked away.
Yuri could not believe it. She slowly turned her head towards Sanji, who was sitting on the throne with Mikoto on his lap.
“Guess the pants were worn by the wrong person.” He said with a sinister smile on his face.
Yuri slammed her fist on the ground, for she couldn’t believe she lost. Doku stood up to the crowd.
“So the battle has been set. KING CHEYZAR HAD COME VOCTORIOUS!! So what will the verdict be, my liege?!”
The kingdom began to cheer. Sanji looked at Lady Williams, then looked back at Yuri.
“My verdict, is for the immediate eviction of Yuri from the castle!”
The crowd chanted his name non-stop. Tedashii could not believe that Sanji would do such a thing.
“What?…B-But then where will I go? I’m not familiar with this-”
“Oh don’t worry. You are sent to live the rest of your life…IN PUNK KNOCK!!”
Everyone went silent, even Doku was perplexed by his decision.
“Wait…My Liege. Sending a lady to Punk Knock? Who knows what those man will do to her?”
Sanji looked down, and he was quiet. “Sorry, Evict her…guards...” Doku commanded.
The guards held their swords at Yuri. Tedashii wanted to intervene, but Doku held him back.
“I don’t believe this…” Sasha said.
Yuri tossed Tedashii’s sword on the ground, and ran down to the main gate. Konami was in tears, while Tedashii tried to hold in his frustration. Her Sai was thrown outside, then she looked back at Sanji for one last time.
“YURI!! I PROMISE I’M GOING TO FIX THIS!” Tedashii said.
She smiled, and began to cry. Tedashii was boiling with anger as he stared at Sanji.
“Don’t do anything rash. You might regret it later, young Fugin.” One of the ladies told him.
And the castle switched all their torches off to call it a night. Sanji kept celebrating with the queen, Konami sat down with Sasha on the roof, and Doku kept looking down from the castle, and Tedashii was still staring at his sword.
Yuri began to run down in Punk Knock while being chased by the juggernauts. They kept attacking her with rocks, up until the effect of her injury kicked in. She fell to the ground, and lost conscience due to her loss of blood. Two guys quickly took her to the corner before the juggernauts appeared. As they ran passed, they both smiled and turned towards Yuri.
“Great another reject from the Big castle. What a shame…” One of the men said.
“Don’t worry little girl. WE will take g-o-o-d care of you.”