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"Huh… Honestly that sounds really impressive… but if it means losing all freedom and working for Nightmare, I’d say that’s a pretty unfair deal. Eventually, if you try hard enough, you could learn how to defend yourself and pass it to your young! Our speci— well all Pokémon are born knowing at least one thing to defend themselves… whether it be fire, ice, or just plain biting or scratching." She remembered she was now rambling once again and shook her head slightly. "Sorry, I keep rambling." She apologized.
"Kani…Ma-juu? That’s a bit of a funny name… do you come up with them? And— wait— bigger than Frank? How big? Like— Wailord big? Er— I mean— super big? I know size doesn’t matter much in a battle, so yeah but something bigger than Frank seems a bit intimidating. I’ll do it!"
He shook his head and smiled. “It doesn’t work like that here. No one could possibly try hard enough to become powerful without help from a wizard or a god.”
So many questions, and he had so many answers. “I didn’t exactly come up with the name. It’s Japanese. The Corporation was associated with some company named Amerigo that originated on a planet called Japan. At least that’s what Nightmare says. The planet Japan doesn’t exist anymore. Anyway, we use the language to name some of our Demon Beasts, including Kani Ma-Juu. Ma-juu means Demon Beast in English. Kani, well, I’ll let you figure that one out yourself.”
He glanced at his watch. How he understood its complexity so quickly, with its multiple dials and minute hands, lined with numbers up to 65, we will never know. “Shall I send for the Demon Beast?”
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She felt better knowing Frank had left as her ears went back up and she sighed a little in relief. Her ears then directed her attention to Customer Service as he began to speak again. “Well, I could head back but I kinda still wanna train a little… I also kinda don’t want you to pull up easy ones just so I could have a bigger ego. Hmm! I’ll just have to train a bit harder back at home and maybe one day I could beat him. Frank I mean. Hey, C.S. , does getting enlightened by Nightmare… really make you smarter and stronger? Does it hurt?”
Oh now Blaze’s curiosity was kicking into gear again. All of Frank’s mumbling has sparked it.
The question threw him off unexpectedly. “… I… wouldn’t know. I’ve never been enlightened in that way before.” He wanted to say corruption, because that’s exactly what it was. “But from what the Demon Beasts tell me, no. It feels like an epiphany, or finally becoming more aware of existence. And of course it makes them stronger. Look at Frank. He was this size,” he leaves about a foot of space between his hands, “—when I first found him. And that wasn’t a baby size, either. He was a full grown adult. And I had few ways of communicating with him, because he was never going to understand language and other intelligent aspects. Hell, he didn’t have the power to defend himself against something as simple as Cappies.”
He gave her request a thought. Something much less powerful than Frank, but nothing too easy. Of course, Noddies were out of the picture, along with other passive-aggressive Demon Beasts. Something to test her strength, and yet give her some hope…
"Tell you what. I’ll send for another Demon Beast for you to fight. We call it the Kani Ma-Juu. It is bigger than Frank, but not as fierce."
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"…I…" She couldn’t say much against that. Feeling a bit of a cold chill shake through her, she looked down a little in thought. He did have a purpose as he explained… but did she? Feeding and helping a team- a family of other animals that got together to avoid loneliness and to protect each other, was that the only thing she was made to do? There had to be something she could say to continue arguing, but she couldn’t think of anything. Her mind was blank and she frantically searched her mind for a smart remark only to come up empty pawed.
She was again snapped out of thought and surprised at Frank yelling for Customer Service. Her ears directed at where Customer Service could be heard coming back down, and she tried to smile a little and shake off the uneasy feeling of not knowing what she was even doing with her life. “U-uh, it was fun. I had a good time fighting one of the DBs and seeing how tough they can be first hand… even if I lost.” She walked over next to Customer Service, lowering her ears a little and trying to hide herself from Frank. She wasn’t necessarily afraid of Frank, but she didn’t like him and felt almost embarrassed about how much stronger he was than her.
She didn’t appear as perky as usual. That could have been a result of the fight, but Customer Service heard the whole argument. But he was going to pretend he didn’t hear it. “Alright, Frank. You can go back to your duties. Send word when you finish with the Heavy Lobster modifications.”
The Demon Beast nodded its head and left.
The salesman turned away and took off his shades to wipe them. “I suppose you’ll be heading back, now. Unless you want to test your strength against another Demon Beast? I’ll have to admit, Frank is one of our above-average Demon Beasts, and probably not the best one to start out fighting.”
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She was about ready to interrupt and object to the Demon Beast… but then he continued to talk. He said words that really made her think… and shiver a little. Nightmare. Nightmare took the freedom from such a powerful monster, is what she was piecing together and what it felt like he was saying. She hated Nightmare and no matter what he said good about Nightmare, she hated him.
However, she did have to wonder if there was something truthful about it, not that she even though it was all lies. Does Nightmare really possess the ability to make wild animals stronger? It was very believable, and it led to another thought that… honestly made her a bit sad. Speaking was such a feat to her— an achievement, but it turns out it really isn’t that special if you think about it.
"I… I don’t believe you. Nightmare wouldn’t ever just power you up like that— he’s not generous! He’s a… a thing! A thing that crawled out from the darkest and coldest depths ever. Why do you worship him when you could break out and live a life of freedom and… well… how life is suppose to be." she was a bit surprised about the claw pushing her out of the way and she did step out of the Demon Beast’s way, but looked up at him in the eyes for an answer. No one could be so proud of being locked up here their whole lives, as far as she knew.
It turned its head towards her. It wanted to walk away so much, and yet it wanted to prove her wrong. “Nightmare is generous when he needs to be.” It paused. “He sacrifices when necessary. That is the making of a leader.”
It bowed its head down. “Life… freedom? What freedom? Back to eating grasses and sleeping and eventually becoming roadkill because of… stupidity. See, that’s what animals do. I would walk out onto the highway and get run down by a vehicle. That’s freedom? That’s life? Here, I’m worth something. Quite valuable, to be exact. See this?” it raised its arm. “As an animal, I was weak. Something could bite through my skin, something as small as a bird could hurt me. Now,” it banged it arm fiercely. “Solid steel, thanks to Nightmare.
"Maybe you should rethink the purpose of your life. What are living for? For food? For love? For sexual intercourse? That is the making of an animal with no purpose. Your only purpose to serve in life is to become food for another animal, or in your case, another Pokémon. And you’ll be asking yourself for the rest of your life, which Pokémon will end up doing the dirty deed? Could it be some hideous monster living only a mile away from you this whole time? Or could it be someone you know?” it growled, then shook its head. It looked up to the metal grating covering the room Customer Service was residing.
"Customer Service! I said we’re done!" it yelled. The salesman was listening to them through an intercom in the observation deck. It was then he decided to come back down and show himself.
"Aha, my apologies. I thought you two were still fighting. Better safe than walking into the crossfire," Customer Service explained. "Well, Blaze? How do you feel about the fight?"
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She glared sharply at the Demon Beast. Something to laugh about? That really got under her skin. Even more so when it turned away and said that Customer Service owed him for wasting his time. She growled and ran up to him again, stomping her foot once she got to him. “Wasting your time!? What is your deal!? Do you have any respect for Pokémon or me? I stood up to some fat monster like you, and that’s something to be respected for!
"And another thing! What makes you think that Pokémon are so weak? We can change landscapes too! Some of us eat entire mountains for breakfast, and cause 40-day storms by merely flapping wings!" She was a bit nervous about how loud she was now. She hasn’t ever really yelled at someone in a long, long time, but she was only angry cause he acted like she was nothing compared to him and that all Pokémon were pathetic. "All you do is stomp around angrily with spikes and fire. Many of us can do just that and do maybe even a better job!"
She was now nervous about how it’d react. She kept her limbs in a position to bolt away if needed. She just couldn’t seem to think before speaking, but she was honestly upset.
The Demon Beast gave her a blank stare. It curled its lips after a couple of seconds in response, almost snickering. Even though its face showed emotion, its eyes showed no hint of life, as if the animal had already died long ago. A husk controlled by a Spirit Monster. That’s all Frank was. That’s all anyone was in the Corporation. “Funny seeing you angry. Almost entertaining.
"I personally don’t have any respect for anyone who can’t compete with us, meaning anyone who’s not a Demon Beast. Even if your species are as powerful as you say they are, they’re just like you. Wild animals who happen to talk, but who doesn’t know how to speak?
"That’s what I was before I was enlightened. A wild beast. And then I met… him." Of course, he was referring to Nightmare. Maybe the Demon Beasts weren’t just husks as mentioned before. Maybe a piece, just a fraction of Nightmare was in every one of these Demon Beasts. So in a way, Blaze could have been speaking to Nightmare himself.
"He helped me rise from the void of the unconscious, and helped me discover my true potential. My strength can match that of a fighter dragon, now. But he won’t stop there…" It trailed off. "Whatever," it ended, putting its claw out to push Blaze out of its way.
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Her fire eventually went away and reduced her to panting. She also stopped squirming and yelped as he brought the claw down, but was surprised to see him stopped. “I… I have… the strength! I.. just… need to rest… is all…—”
She was suddenly dropped and freed on the ground. It didn’t hurt to fall like that but if anything, those words kinda hurt. “Pokémon? Naturally weak!? No! We’re not naturally weak! You’ve… No right to judge us all if you’ve… only fought me! Phew…” She caught her breath eventually and continued speaking. “All Pokémon come in different shapes, strengths, types, and sizes! We’re all powerful in our own ways, which is why we battle! To get stronger! And… wait… who said that? Nightmare?” Her ears lowered a little. She wouldn’t be surprised if Nightmare was talking down the Pokémon.
"So do Demon Beasts, kid. All shapes and sizes, strong enough to terraform planets. Practically anyone can be a Demon Beast. Even… your kind. That’s something to laugh at. A corrupted Pokémon…"
It snorted. “Wouldn’t you like to know?” it responded to her question. It turned its back on her to walk away. The spikes on its back were noticeably shrinking to the size of a pen top. It yelled out, “Customer Service! We’re done! You owe me for wasting my time!”
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She didn’t expect that, that’s for sure. She yelped loudly in surprise at the grab, but squirmed instinctively. “Meeh! Meh! Meh! No! Please! Don’t kill me! I don’t taste good!” She eventually did stop squirming and mustered the last of her energy to try emitting another hot fire on her neck.
"Nnhn! Hnhnh! Let me go! I refuse to stand down! No fair! You’re so much more bigger than me, dangit!"She resumed squirming with the fire still on.
Taste? The Demon Beast had the most disgusted look it could muster. It had a firm grip around her neck, and didn’t react to the now blazing crescent around her neck. It raised its other claws into the air, prepared to strike down on her head, then stopped midway. “You don’t have the strength to continue this battle. I could easily chop your head off.”
It let go of her. The flashing jewel died down, signaling it was calming down from the battle. “He’s right. Pokémon are naturally weak. But you’ve got guts,” it grunted.
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After finally getting rid of all the heat from her own self, she was extremely tired, but was able to stand up to see if she did anything. She wished she didn’t, as then she saw a giant Armadillo running at her with claws at ready! If she didn’t react fast she’d be sliced easy! However, due to being a bit tired she was sluggish at running this time.
She ran the opposite direction, out of breath and tired. She tried to run as fast as she could manage, not looking back afraid the armadillo would be there to crush her into dust. “Hah, hah, Nope!Nope! Not a good idea! Heating him up— defiantly a bad idea! Augh!” Damn it Blaze! Use your brain for once!
Once the Demon Beast reached Blaze, it didn’t scratch when it had the opportunity. In a normal situation, it would have gouged her head. But according to Customer Service’s orders, it wasn’t allowed to kill her.
It opened its palm and grabbed Blaze by the back of the neck to stop her running. Extreme heat radiated from the beast’s bright jewel the closer she was to its head.
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- Vagrant: AND LIKE
- Vagrant: /HOW/ DID KNUCKLE JOE TRICK CS INTO HIRING HIM
- Vagrant: I DOUBT A PALETTE SWAP DOES MUCH
- Razard: OMG THAT EPISODE
- Razard: CS WHY
- Vagrant: CS DID YOU FORGET ABOUT THE LIVING BEING THAT SOMEHOW ENDED UP IN YOUR COMPUTER THAT ONE TIME
- Vagrant: B/C THATS NOT SOMETHING I WOULD FORGET
- Vagrant: DOES THAT HAPPEN REGULARLY TO YOU?
- Razard: CS: I was drunk. Suddenly he was an employee and I went with it.
- Vagrant: YOU WERE DRUNK FOR THE ENTIRE DURATION OF THAT EPISODE
- Vagrant: YOU DIDNT LOOK DRUNK TO ME
- Vagrant: WAS NIGHTMARE DRUNK TOO AND THATS WHY HE DIDNT KICK YOUR ASS
- Razard: CS: He was on a business trip.
- Vagrant: NO
- Razard: CS: He was on Planet Hawaii.
- Vagrant: YOU WERE *THAT DRUNK* YOU FORGOT NIGHTMARE STANDING BEHIND YOU
- Vagrant: FOR ASSUMEDLY SEVERAL HOURS ON END
- Razard: CS: NO. That was a statue.
- Razard: CS: He loves statues of himself.
- Razard: CS: So self-centered...
- Vagrant: HE SPOKE
- Vagrant: YOU SPOKE TO HIM
- Razard: CS: No, I didn't.
- Vagrant: DONT LIE TO ME STUMPY
- Razard: CS: I'm not a stump.
- Razard: CS: I'm an actual human being.
- Razard: CS: Okay I lie.
- Razard: CS: That was a recording of him.
- Vagrant: WERE YOU SKYPING W/ HIM
- Razard: CS: No.
- Razard: CS: He doesn't have a skype...
- Vagrant: WHAT SELF-RESPECTED EVIL EMPEROR DOESN'T HAVE SKYPE
- Razard: CS: He doesn't like computers, exactly.
- Razard: "Why am I telling you this?"
- Razard: "Go away."
- Vagrant: WHY DOES HE LIVE IN A GIANT COMPUTER THEN
- Vagrant: NO
- Vagrant: GIVE ME MORE INFORMATION
- Razard: CS: A giant com...? What?
- Vagrant: ELECTRONIC PLANET WHATEVER
- Vagrant: ELECTRONICS ARE RELATED TO COMPUTERS THEYRE LIKE THE COMPUTERS COUSIN
- Razard: "Space station."
- Vagrant: COUSINS*
- Vagrant: SPACE STATION, YES, THATS THE WORDS
- Razard: "Because he doesn't have to deal with computers. He just makes monsters and opens doors with his magic."
- Razard: "And then we replace those doors."
- Razard: "Every time."
- Razard: "Every fucking time."
- Razard: "I TELL THAT DUMBASS TO PUSH THE DAMN BUTTON ON THE SIDE OF THE DOOR BUT HE GETS FRUSTRATED AND JUST BREAKS IT OPEN OH MY STARS THE AMOUNT OF MONEY AND TIME PUT INTO REPLACING EACH DOOR."
- Vagrant: Nightmare: *CRASHES THROUGH LIKE THE KOOL-AID MAN* I KNOW IM NOT YOUR UNIVERSE'S NIGHTMARE BUT I DO THE SAME THING AND LISTEN OKAY, OKAY, MY FINGERS-- *FLAILS* MY FINGERS ARE TOO BIG TO PUSH THE BUTTON
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She continued running but turned around just to see if it stopped, and it did! This battle is so much easier than I expected! Blaze thought to herself, patting herself mentally on the back for the quick thinking. She slowed her running to a trot before stopping entirely to see if Frank was still chasing her, and to her surprise he wasn’t! But, there was a blast of flames heading her way, so that was a problem.
“Eep!” She yelped a little and closed her eyes, sitting there like a scared puppy as the flames engulfed the Typhlosion. Since her fur repelled fire, it didn’t hurt much. However, this forced her body temperature to sky-rocket and left her extremely hot and her blood flowing fast. Once the fire died down, her own flames on the back of her neck were lit and viciously flared in the room. She didn’t mean to have the flames on, but her body temperature now was too high to really control when her fire was on or off.
Immediately she tried to devise a plan of her own to counter this monster. He was near impossible to hit with a fire attack… but maybe raising his temperature instead of hers would turn the tables. She stood up and took a deep breath, the flames getting bigger as she breathed in, and a ball of near-white formed in her mouth as she opened it. When she finally exhaled, a strong wind of flames shot out of the ball and at Frank. She was slowly lowering her temperature by using the heat for her Heat Wave. The room warmed up quite a bit as a result as well.
Just hold on a minute. Fire attacks didn’t work that well on Blaze, either. She wasn’t as weak as the Demon Beast thought. If fire attacks weren’t going to work, then it was time to use another method. Physical attacks seemed to frighten her, so that might be her weakness. Now all the Demon Beast had to do was get close enough to her and attack with brute strength.
The Demon Beast stood its ground and closed its eyes this time. The jewel reacted violently just as before, turning from orange to an almost white color. The monster’s rough hide began to sizzle at this point, but it didn’t audibly react in pain. Instead, it started stomping on the ground, faster and faster as the heat rose. After stomping, it charged after Blaze, prepared to scratch her with its claws.
Oh, the room was definitely heating up. Good thing Customer Service was behind glass in the upper floor. But that was heating up, too. “Ooh! That’s smarts!” the salesman yelled. He accessed a nearby keyboard, which immediately boarded up the glass with heat-proof steel.
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"Aha! Now I’ve got….you…?" Her victory was short lived as she realized she probably only angered it. Once it curled into a ball and had its spikes ready, she was already scared. Even more so when it began to roll at her! Horrible memories of Scoilipedes and their damn SteamRoller! Blaze immediately did the only thing she thought she could do… run away!
She turned around, extinguishing her flames and running the opposite direction. It was then she realized she was at a wall and turned sharply to continue running, hoping it’d get tired of rolling eventually before she did. “MEH! MEH! MEH! MEH! MEEH!”
The Demon Beast was very fast, but had a hard time steering. It hit the wall abruptly when Blaze turned away from it. It got back up on its feet and groaned. “Get back here! Coward!” Its jewel flashed again. If it couldn’t reach a running Blaze, then it should shoot her from afar. It charged another attack and shot a blast of flames from its mouth.
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"W-What!?" She was completely exhausted from shooting out an Overheat in the first place, so receiving this news was just plain cruel. She didn’t get much time to actually react to the flames going her way other than being able to quickly close her eyes to protect them from any harm. The flames were actually tough enough to throw her back a bit, sending her to the floor after they disappeared as well. She slowly got back to her feet and growled at Frank a bit.
No fire attacks? What now?! I’ve got nothing but fire! Hmm… maybe I could try catching it off guard! She thought to herself smiling a little. She then began running at Frank, the fire on her back extinguishing but the holes still glowing bright. When she got close enough, maybe five feet away, she jumped and turned around mid-air, facing her back towards Frank. As soon as she did, a mix of flames and ashes exploded from her back and shot directly at Frank’s body.
The Demon Beast smirked, much like Customer Service did earlier. This fight would be over very soon, it thought. Was this a last resort? Running into the Demon Beast? She’d get a terrible headache if she did that. But wait! She jumped. What was she doing? And then poof! Fire and ash shot into Frank’s face. The jewel reacted violently upon contact with the flames, causing it to release a bright flash. However, the ash went into the Demon Beast’s nostrils, forcing it to step back from shock and start coughing and sneezing.
"ARGH!" the Demon Beast yelled. It curled into a ball, which made its back spikes to extend outward. Frank rolled forward to attempt crushing Blaze with its tremendous weight.
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She was startled by the sudden movements of the large creature and tried to jump back and out of the way, letting out a little squeak in surprise. She then huffed a little. Her fire grew slightly as she took a deep breath. Suddenly, a large beam of fire shot out of her mouth and at Frank. Her own flames around her neck becoming smaller as the move Overheat was preformed.
The Demon Beast didn’t have enough time to turn around. The salesman smirked as large flames enveloped the Demon Beast. One could assume the battle was already over, and all that’s left would be the ashes of a defeated Demon Beast.
However, Customer Service chose Blaze’s opponent wisely. The flames began twisting rapidly. The flames died down, revealing the Demon Beast was actually inhaling the flames. Once all the flames were gone, it snorted out some puffs of smoke. The green jewel on its head turned a bright orange, as if powered by the fire itself.
"Hahaha! Bad idea, Blaze!" Customer Service taunted. "See that jewel, there? That’s a Hell Jewel, similar to the design of Chilidog’s Sense Jewel. Go ahead, Frank! Show her what you’ve got!"
"With pleasure, sir," the Demon Beast responded with a grin. "Come here, furball!" It responded by taking a deep breath, then shooting bright orange flames at Blaze.
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She was totally surprised at the large monster in front of her. It reminded her a lot of a Sandslash or Escadrill, and those were absolutely annoying! However, she tried her best not to look afraid of it and simply took fighting stance on her four legs, charcoal still firmly in paw. “You…uh.. Frank… don’t look so tough! I can take you easy!” She shouted while still smiling.
Once she heard Customer Service on the second floor ask if she was ready, she instinctively nodded without really thinking. However, what she did do with the charcoal after nodding was a bit odd. Instead of just holding it, she stood up, actually put it into her mouth, and swallowed it whole. She got back onto her all fours and once she did a crest of hot, blue fire almost exploded to life around the back of her neck. “Ready if Frank is!” She yelled.
She also had her claws out just for some added traction, not really understanding claws can’t dig into metal.
The Demon Beast rolled its eyes. “Sure,” it said roughly. Customer Service was surprised to see what Blaze did with the charcoal. Is that what she ate? Odd…
"Oh, the Demon Beasts are always prepared,” he gloated. ”Alright. Frank! Attack!” he yelled.
The Demon Beast immediately reacted violently by snarling at its opponent, as if a light switch flipped its mood upside-down. It ran straight after Blaze with its fist raised high to punch her.
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"Oh! Um… Alright! I’ll just follow you though because…er…I don’t have my theif bag at the moment— wait! Hold that thought!" She then ran into the transporter and activated it, disappearing. However, she appeared again quickly with, surprisingly, a stick of charcoal. "Alright! I’m ready!" She happily exclaimed trotting over next to Customer Service with a grin
Was that a piece of charcoal? Was that necessary for the battle? A lucky charm, maybe? Who knew? Not Customer Service. “Okay. Follow me, then.”
He advanced to the room he was referring to earlier. The room was vacant, seeing as Macho-san hadn’t trained the Demon Beasts in a long time. Customer Service attached a small device to his ear, then turned away from Blaze to speak to it. “Send up a body guard to Macho-san’s studio.”
After a couple of minutes, an elevator binged nearby. “Ah, here it is, Blaze! Your opponent!” he exclaimed, walking near the large armadillo creature. There was certain increase in excitement in the salesman’s voice. He seemed more interested in talking about Demon Beasts than anything else. Probably because this was his profession.
"Don’t know if you’ve ever met one of these guys. Their species is called Arumajiro, or in common language, an armadillo. This guy likes to be called Frank." The Demon Beast grunted at the mention of its name. It stood about a foot taller than Blaze, and certainly much rounder in appearance. The most interesting part of this Demon Beast was the emerald embedded into its head. This appeared much similar to a Chilidog’s forehead jewel, not that Blaze would know what a Chilidog is.
"He doesn’t talk much. Don’t worry about him when not in battle. They’re quite calm most of the time… until I give the order, that is. He’s one of my bodyguards," Customer Service said. He punched the Demon Beast’s chest as hard as he could, causing a loud bang to emit from the beast. The Demon Beast itself didn’t flinch, or even react from the punch. “Hear that,” Customer Service winced as he tried to cover up the pain that shot into his fist. “Not even a sword could pierce through this guy. Perfect for protection, much like a walking tank. Never make planetfall without him.”
The salesman tugged on the Demon Beast’s arm, forcing it to lean down to listen. Customer Service whispered into its ear, “When I give the order, attack her. From what I know, she deals mostly in fire, so you have the advantage. Once she’s down, do not kill her. She is not a Star Warrior. Just a cocky fighter and a fan of the Company.” The Demon Beast nodded.
Customer Service walked away, closed a door shut behind him, and reappeared from the second floor. He was behind glass, as if he could observe the fight like a sports game. “Now. Are you ready, Miss Zitro? Because once I give the order, you have to understand, Frank there will not hold back on attacks.”