Germaine's body writhed in agony for a moment before mounds of flesh poured from his wounds onto the ground. The black rotting flesh twisted and formed into more Diremites that scattered in every direction attacking in a frenzy. Germaine's wounds had closed and he was in the process of lifting up into the air once more.
"Stay down," Rosalyn said aloud, high above the battlefield situated on one of the pillars rising from the palace. She gripped her weapon in both hands this time and took a firmer stance. She breathed in slowly and exhaled.Time it correctly. You have all the time in the world... 30...
Germaine was gaining altitude as he flapped his wings hard, kicking up galeforce winds around the adventurers.20...
The barrel of the gun began to shine as it collected energy, preparing for the shot.10...
Time slowed to a screeching halt and the last few seconds seemed to take forever as the shot became less and less clear as Germaine lifted from the ground3...
"Citadel Buster!" Rosalyn fired the lance of pure white downward where it pierced Germaine's head and slammed the monster back into the ground. The lance of energy pinned him down as he struggled and his body churned and twisted until finally it stopped.
Rosalyn yelled triumphantly, almost falling off of the tower in the process, and waved down to the group below.
((♫"Libera Me" From Hell - Gurren Lagann
The ground began to rumble and shake violently and even high up on the tower Rosalyn had to brace herself. Down below, Germaine moved once more. He ripped his head back up, he spear of light still piercing through his head, and immediately took flight. The light was absorbed inside of him much like Linear's weapon and with a mighty screech Germaine returned the blast on Rosalyn. The footing underneath her exploded and she was tossed to the air.
Everything seemed to move so slowly, the debris that moved outward and the fire that roared below her. Everything was nearing a standstill, aside from Germaine. The black beast was already upon her with his beak open wide. Rosalyn barely had time to unconciously react, twisting in the air and gripping the corners of her mantle. It billowed open and the mithra soared into the air on the heat wave from the explosion beneath her. Her heart beat heavy in her ears, the only sound she could hear as Germaine crashed through the remaining portion of the tower and made a quick one-eighty not by turning, but by changing his shape so he was facing her once more. He launched himself upward towards Rosalyn who was still ascending on the updraft.
As the beast drew near Rosalyn released her cape and fell downward to meet Germaine. She twisted her body, narrowly missing him as he flew by. As she plummited she fired repeatedly on Germaine's underside and slashed at his clutching talons. After safely passing she gripped her cape once more and glided through the air once more. Germaine howled in rage and made a long arcing turn as he retargeted Rosalyn and swooped downward at amazing speed. The mithra looked back over her shoulder in time to see the creatue narrowing in. She released her mantle once more and focused quickly, firing a blast of blue magic downward with cannonball force. She rocketed upward from the force and blew past Germaine, landing on his back long enough to drag her blades down him lengthwise and jump off as she reached the end.
As she fell through the air once more she realized that all the damage she had caused was already beginning to heal. The outer layer of the creature was not easily penetrated, and when it was it simply reformed as if it were a sentient slime. Rosalyn propelled herself back into the air with another cannonball and flipped as she reached the height of her ascent. She caught a glimpse of Germaine below her, flying straight upward as Rosalyn began to fall. The mithra focused as hard as she could and reached back her fist.
"Ultimate Blue Magic!"
As they drew closer Germaine opened his maw wide, ready to swallow Rosalyn as if she were nothing more than a lowly tunnel worm. A bright azure glow surrounded Rosalyn's fist and grew with intensity the closer she came to the open mouth.
Rosalyn threw her fist as she was swallowed whole by Germaine. She continued her descent into a dark abyss, writhing masses of tentacles trying to wrap around her and consume her, but her fist drove through them all. The only thing that illuminated the vastness of the beast's insides was the azure glow from Rosalyn's fist that obliterated everything that it came in contact with. She soared for what seemed like an eternity until finally, in the center of the black crawling flesh she came into an opening where the cracked Blue Soul rested. Still guided by her fist, Rosalyn slammed into the Blue Soul, halting all movement. Sparks flew and an opposing force pushed against her punch, trying to push her back. With a scream of defiance, Rosalyn put all she had into it, and broke through, splitting the Blue Soul in half.
Outside, Germaine exploded in a massive blue burst that sent a shockwave reeling outward as far as the eye could see.
To be forgotten is worse than death.