Opposites Work Together [Satoshi] Apr 6, 2018 8:12:36 GMT
Post by Merrick on Apr 6, 2018 8:12:36 GMT
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As Merrick shot the hadou from his fingers, he had high hopes that the bolt of lightning would at the very least sting the dark shinigami standing before him, giving Merry the impression that he could hurt the Vizard somewhat. To his dismay, when the hadou made contact with Kokurai's body, nothing happened. Not a scratch or bruise of any kind to even speak of on this his body, but the very energy that clashed with Kokurai's robes were simply brushed off as if they were pieces of dust bunnies. Merrick's eyes went wide as he beheld the fruits of his labor before him, knowing that if he did not perform well in this little sparring/possible slaughtering session with the Vizard, he would die no questions asked. As Merrick took in all that was happening, he looked up to see a terribly wicked grin across Kokurai's face, sending a cold chill down his spine. The Vizard had told Merrick essentially that he had to do better if he wanted to protect anyone in the Soul Society, and the raven-haired shinigami could not help but mentally agree with that statement as he began to think of what to do next.
Kokurai had then stated that Merrick's five seconds were over and it was now his turn, to which Merrick hoped and prayed to God that the dark shinigami would not by any means use the same ability that he displayed earlier in which he cleared several hundred yards of forestry as if they were tissue paper. Kokurai then raised his right hand into the air, causing ripples of energy to form above him and Merrick, and what came out of them was certainly grandiose and intimdating. Swords and spears began to emerge out of the ripples with such presence that Merrick felt they were knights answering the call of their king as Kokurai called it the Gate of Babylon. The name had such a familiar ring to Merrick since the Bible records many events and situations surrounding Babylon, but this technique was not exactly intended for anything related to Biblical history, but to slice up a weaker foe in a challenge for his worthiness. The weapons from a different dimension came charging at Merrick with such speed, he had very little time to react. But thankfully, he was able to flash-step away, escaping with just a cut on his right rib and leg.
When he appeared about twenty yards away to Kokurai's right bleeding some from his cuts, he quickly caught his breath from the shock of nearly becoming a shish-ka-bob at the hands of a Vizard such as he. But he also did not want to waste any time thinking about what happened, knowing that he had to move fast if he wanted to pass the test Kokurai was putting him through. It was then that Merrick took a deep breath, became serious and charged up blue energy for a higher kidou, "Hadou #33-," Merrick quickly used shunpo to appear a few feet behind Kokurai as a precaution, "Sokatsui!" The blue energy was then shot off with great force, giving him some hope that this time would be different.