Faster. Kirito ducked a chitinous claw and a buzz of mental force, weaving his strikes in and out of Klein’s blocks. Both their HP bars had dipped past yellow and were eating into red. The Winged Serpent was hanging on, but Pollista had opened deep gashes in emerald scales, despite Kirito’s best efforts to draw her strikes away from their ally. We have to move faster–
Something warm splashed down his cheek.
Thunder rumbled, and fire rained from the sky.
Dynamm stared up at the firebird in the clouds, gold and ruby and sapphire flames raining down, and felt the gnawing in his guts finally start to ease. “Awesome.”
And here came something even more beautiful. Tae, an empty quiver over her shoulder and flame-drops running over her wings. Touching down with tears in her eyes… and a knife in her hand.
She knelt by him where Issin and others had dragged them clear of the comb, peeling back his clothes from the psiwasp’s angry red infestation. “This is really going to hurt.”
“Hurt means alive,” Dynamm gasped out. “I’ll take it.”
“Well then….” She took a deep breath, and gave him a shaky smile. “I’m Tae Mistfeather, and I’m here to rescue you.”
A/N: Because the bunnies couldn’t resist. 😉