Lightning shivered, striking the stone floor hard enough to trigger Immortal Object.
That – that can’t happen, you can’t dodge an eldritch blast! Resist it, yes, but once it’s touched nothing can dodge-!
A claw clipped the edge of her pinion feathers; too fast, the second claw would have her-
Raked past her, as Asuna desperately flailed through air, the bebilith curling on itself in pain. Darkfire dripped from its underside.
Kirito’s hits land, the vice-commander realized, hitting the ground hard enough to make her ankles scream. Some of them, anyway… darkfire is Shadow, it reaches beyond this plane, it must be enough to get past some of the glitching–
The world blurred again, the bebilith doubled on itself like an out-of-focus stereo image, almost splitting. Putrid gray webbing splurted from both demons.
…Oh, that’s just not fair.
From the Draconic curses on the bebilith’s ancestry and probable deformations as a larva in the pits of the Abyss surfacing from one web-snare, Kirito thought so too.
Let’s hope the bebilith thinks he’s just swearing! Asuna leapt aloft, damaged pinions or not; all that mattered were her feet were off the ground, no tremor of her presence left to sensitive demon-spider feet. “Anweledig!”
Lightning wreathing her, she vanished.
Demons are smart. It’ll go after the unknown threat first–
Then there was no time to think, just deadly dodging as the bebilith made very good guesses where her invisible body had to be. And the hope that she was buying enough time; a sorcerer’s spiderwalk would let a Moonsword slip even the thickest giant spider’s web, but a demon’s?
Smoke curled away from violet flames, and Kirito finally squirmed free.
Toes just tapping the floor as she stabbed another chitinous joint, Asuna breathed a sigh of relief. And choked.
Oh gods what is that stink!
A/N: Bebilith web is just nasty.