[center]The Relinquish of Ice and Flame
Lucifer views downwards to the innocent child, addressing a slight smile to ensure things shall be fine. Angelean steps from out of Lucifer's arm, staggering back some distance, wide eyed by the monstrosity that stood out from his shoulder. Lucifer grimly frowns, drawing the large, Blood-line arm towards his face. He peers at the jagged spikes and curved prickles, then turns back to Angelean.
"I see my secret is out... Angelean, I-" Lucifer silences, spotting Angelean laying down on the floor. "Angele-!" A metal claw grabs Lucifer from around the right shoulder and pulls him around. There, he peers into the green irises of Pendulum Fist. Lucifer grabs hold of the blond's throat in a chocking position – the claws tightened around the teenager's fleshy skin. "How...DARE YOU!" Lucifer just about gauge out the boy's own eyes from their sockets, but is stopped by Crypt in the nick of time. "Crypt! Release me now, so that I may ruin this one!"
"Don't be a dumbass, child. That boy is a Tamer, no less similar than you are." Crypt's words redirect the Blood-line clawed preteen's judgement into a more appropreitate direction. He releases Pendulum Fist from his needle-like fingers, but with a bit of force, just to ensure his viral approach to the boy. Pendulum Fish eyeballs Lucifer with great despite but was sort lived from a flurry of icicles.
"Crypt! Take Angelean from this place and shelter her somewhere safe!" Lucifer howled, clamping onto a piece of fallen concrete, at which was used as his prime defense from the oncoming icicles. The icy blades continued to fire upon the two Tamers, primarially on Lucifer. The seconds felt like hours as Lucifer watched worriedly at Crypt's attempts to flee the interior with his female best friend. Upon knowing Crypt had finished his task, Lucifer swings the concrete slab over his Blood-line covered shoulders and runs right for Jokul. The ice witch transforms her arms into a manifistation of icy maces, attempting to stop the approaching Tamer with countless slam attacks.
"Do not tempt me, Tamer!" she screamed, striking a nearby column, smashing the ceiling supports to rubble. The column and bits of ceiling fall over Lucifer, dead in his tracks. Lucifer improvises by spinning his piece of concrete and cutting through the rubble. He clamps Jokul with his arms around her's and shovels her into the floor. Pendulum Fist joins in as he bursts from the mall's flooring, grabbing Jokul by her chest and waist with his golden claws. "Despite my hatred towards you, I humbly agree in beating the last breath out of this bloody wretch!" Lucifer jumps tremendous meters into the air, transforming his right arm into a miniture cannon.(As he did in the Gabriel battle.) He aims for Jokul's face and electrifies the icy structure right off her shoulders. Pendulum Fist releases Jokul's empty body and dashes after the liquifying substance.
"I advise the idea of getting her from behind, ehh – Twin Lucifers is it? Anyway, just get her from the front, I've got the behind all covered!" Pendulum Fist runs off track from Jokul. He turns to a column that stood in Jokul's path. Pendulum Fist releases a fearsome slash upon the stone structure, causing it to colapse upon Jokul. Jokul's liquid remains splash all over the floor, suspicously sizzling as they laid still. Pendulum Fist examines the remendments, seeing so that there was no danger to them. "Hmm. Seems alright to-"
"Don't let your eyes deceive you so!" Lucifer cries, wisping out a electrical sphere against the puddles.
Pendulum Fist backs away as the puddles erupt from the floor, forming into a enormous mace. Jokul furiously strikes upwards at Lucifer. Twin Lucifers evades the bludgers with great nimbleness and countering with his own bludgering kick; sending Jokul's mace-like self against the crumbled walls.
"Twin Lucifers!" Pendulum Fist shouts.
"Leave the rest to me. Her ability to morph into water only makes this battle last dreadfully longer." he assumes a battle stance, creating a spherical figment of Satanic symbols and other such religious icons. "Below from which lays the ghoulish beings known as thy lord's gremlins, come forth to thy aid, winching your devilish snickers in hopes to a delightful chance to recall this ice witch's acursed weakness to fire!" Pendulum Fist flips around his body and roughfully slams the sphereical figment into the ground.
Moments await as the sphere sinks into the floor. Just in moments earlier though, crippled fingers rip from the ground. So do rippled ears, similar to a bat's. After which, Pendulum Fist's gremlins come before Jokul. Their crucked smiles grimmering at the unconscious Jokul. From what thought to be mere beastly in her face, laid before the gremlins a normal woman's face – not the ghastly, enlargened eye. Nonetheless, the hellish creatures stab wired pines into her flesh, pinching right through the ice that thought to be defense against any blade or blunt weapon.
"Hee hee hee heee hah." the gremlins snickered, sending a gulping cough after each laugh.
They had finished stabbing the pines into her. Now lifting her flesh away, they spot the esscense of her elemental power. Lucifer gazes upon the mysterious red, blue, white, and brown lights that came from her body.
"Yes. These are what protects us elementals from the elemental forces your Mother Nature uses against us. You see, if you remove one of the four from an elemental, then all of them will be removed as well. Think of it as a metal string holding a necklace of pearls. If you cut the string then the pearl you wanted to get rid of will release, with others to follow. Don't take my methods too harshly now, she has high chances of dying now, yes, but she's a menace and must be delt with NOW." Lucifer backs away as he could spot the enjoyment of this within Pendulum Fist's eyes. "Now gremlins! Rip away her chains of elemental protection!"
The gremlins' eyes erupt into a violent red, ripping out the lights from her body and slapping the skin back on her body. Jokul awakens with violent roar, snatching the gremlins within her clawed fingers. "How could you harm your beloved like that, Pendulum Fist-sama?!!" Her enlarged eye brightens as did her grip around the gremlins' necks. "TELL ME!!!" she screams, squeezing the gremlins' heads into an explosion of splattering entrails.
"Violent wrench." Lucifer chuckles, stepping back from a leaking flood of blood on his right.
"SAVE IT, TAMER!!!" Jokul erupts at Lucifer.
"Ho? Why of course. I wouldn't want to enrage thy any longer than you seem to be now. Of course, merely peering upon your inhuman descriptions can only end in dreadful disease. If you catch my drift?"
"ENOUGH!!!" she screams out louder.
"To what appears to be the rambles of a heartless monster, you seem to be covered with nothing but sadness. Wait? Wouldn't that be your existence? Hah hah. I believe it is."
"Ehh, Lucifer? What are you doing?" Pendulum Fist worried, spotting the grim icicles ripping out of Jokul's back. All at which pointed at her mocking target.
Lucifer turns to Pendulum Fist, "Merely kindling the final fire, my frind." He then turns back to Jokul, only to spot her charging right towards him! "Save your speed, ya' bloody wrench! You won't live this day through! Graah!" Lucifer is stabbed through the back, sending him and Jokul through another section of the mall. Pendulum Fist attempts to go after them, but is tracked off from the debris of Jokul's remaining ice.
"Damn it... I used too much of my power during that summoning. That's the last time I ever do that."
Lucifer and Jokul slam against the ceiling, yet, recover quickly and into their battle.
"You should've never got in my way of my love, Tamer!" Jokul lays down a torrent of icicles, only to be shattered by Lucifer's Bloodline arms.
"I had no intention of getting in your way, but when you endanger others who have no need to be involved, then I'm afraid I must get in the way!"
"Hee hee hah hah ahhh! Oh, so saids the mocking Tamer who thought to be that pretty girl's protector! Hold your tongue, boy! Pendulum Fist-sama is merely the being of things I want. He and the entire city will be pieces to my wonderful, icy paradise! And no British tea-sipping fucker will deprieve me of that!"
"Your heart is filled with such dark intentions. I spit at your choices that are achieved by those powers. Yet, I weep for what you may have been before them."
"Enough of this! I had not need listen to your words. Merely nonsense to myself. Agree, Tamer?" Jokul ends, eyeballing Lucifer's engraged expression.
"No. No I don't. Sad to say, but I want this conversation to end now. I'm twelve years-old now, but I'm be fifty by the time this conversation has whithered from existence, along with the rest of you. Pray to your god, Jokul, for I... I can feel it... It hungers. It hungers!"
Lucifer relieves all of his emotions of hesitation. Charging towards the shookened Jokul, the pupils of the boy gash into a deep redness, splitting into the form of a raptor's. So it seemed to be, for the beast had finally awaken within the child's locked away self. Heed to all that stand against it, Jokul would be among the first of many to suffer before it.
"Graaaah!" cries Lucifer. He grasps onto Jokul's skirt and flings the elemental into a wall, following as she impacts against it. "You have the lovely figure of a lusty slut, bloody wretch. I concragulate you with these blood drenched blades of mine!" He shovels the piercing claws into the ice elemental's thighs, ripping apart the icy flesh and allowing the ice blue entrails to pour out. "I find it rather interesting that we are no different when we see deeper into those bodies of our's. Don't you agree, elemental?"
Jokul merely sneers grimly at the demented boy. Lucifer releases her from the wall and flings her into a nearby column. Twin Lucifers charges straight over with his Bloodline arms at full impact, clashing into her and the stone all at once. The wall is drenched with blue blood, dripping off the cracks and into small puddles below. Jokul brushes off the violent attack. She morphes her fist into a spiked baton and thrashes at Lucifer's arms. He blocks her vigariously as the continuing attacks come at him. Lucifer acts at his wisest moment, grabbing anything he could get his demented claws on and allowing his dark imagination to handle the rest. He successes! A metal pipe is found beside his back as he was brought to his knees from Jokul's icy baton.
"I don't see any reason to continue this! Pendulum Fist has ripped you of your elemental protections and you have lost whatever bit of sanity you had left. Jokul!" Jokul does not reply. She only continues to attack with her vicious baton of revenge upon Lucifer's Bloodline arm of desperation. A desperation towards Jokul's life. Lucifer stabs the pipe into Jokul's baton and severes her arm. The muscle and bone is stripped from the core of her shoulder, causing screams to erupt from her bleeding mouth. She screams and screams, but Lucifer only watches as her blood dresses the floor with its bright blue. He tosses the pipe aside, along with the severed, baton-morphed arm. Lucifer could not feel no more regret to anything he could do to her. "I've lost this battle, Jokul. I saw a sudden hope within that self of you. Yet," Lucifer transforms his arms into his electric cannon, "I had thought wrong. Please hope Hell is merciful to your depressing kind."
Jokul only snickers at his words. "Hell? Did you just say I go to Hell? Hah hah. Hah hah. Ahhh hah hah haaaah! I so hope you don't act this way to the others!"
"Others? What do you mean others?!" Lucifer demands, charging the cannon even more. Jokul only eyeballs Lucifer with her deeply disturbing, enlarged eye.
"I can't tell you. It's... a..." She kneeled silently for several moments, enlarging Lucifer's impatiences.
"A" what?!" he cries.
"A... seeecreeet. Hee hee... hee hah hah haaaah aaaaah!" she laughes. The enlarged eyeball now bulging outwards.
Lucifer had had enough. "To Hell with you, wretch!" he thrusted the cannon into her bleeding mouth and fires the discharging sphere of electricity into her. Jokul's entire body shakes with high velocity, crippling the floor under her. Lucifer watches but horrified by her mad dance of death. He could see the enjoyment in her eyes as the electricity melts the enlarged eye. Lucifer gives his final glance as Jokul's charcoaled corpse lays quietly upon his cannon arm. He moves the cannon out of her mouth and watches her body fall against the ground. "I didn't know you could enjoy such suicidual actions. Hmph. Suppose it shows what I know in sanity's faith. Still, you could've chose a better path to walk, Jokul. So, in the name of my holy father God, may you rest peacefully. Either it being Heaven or Hell..." Lucifer feels the deactivation of his Bloodline arms as he spots Pendulum Fist bashing through the concrete rubble.
"Lucifer, mate! You still alive?!"
"P-Pendulum Fist! I'm fine. It's nice to see you made it through that rubble. By which I may ask why you didn't when I was struggling against your lover Jokul here." Pendulum Fist spots the burned remains of Jokul's bloody body. "Aye. It ended rather grim for the elemental. I still hate that I had to result to such unholy actions. I apologize, Pendulum Fist."
Pendulum Fist refused the apology and merely sat upon a jagged piece of rubble. He brushed his pendulums against the stone floor, as if sharpening them. His face raised to Lucifer's, "Don't be. Jokul was once a regular human. She and I met during a spiritual festival during last year's Spring. I had arrived from a fierce fall from the sky. Something you would call a meteor shower. Eh, well, the explosion may have gathered some unwanted attention and Jokul happened to be one of them. I really regret it now though. That night... She and I went through the romantic life but I couldn't imagine that it end so soonly during the last day of Spring. It happened so soon... I pleaded for her to stop, but she refused to even hesitate in her actions. Jokul wanted to be with me forever and even if it meant stop being human. I feared what she would do next. Jokul had studied into deadly witchcrafts and knowing the unauthorized knowledge she now possessed; she would take desperate actions. I arrived quickly to her home after spotting a enormous black light firing out from the top of her room's roof. When I arrived a golden-haired demon that appeared to be wearing a victorian suit was holding Jokul. Her skin tone was melting from her very self! I tried to interrupt the hellish ritual, but the golden-haired demon broke away into a flurry of insects and I simply passed through him. He then put a stop to me by pinning me down to the floor with two massive blades. I could care less of the bleeding pain in my shoulders; the bastard had really stabbed those blades deep within me, but I couldn't care, for her life was at stake. Alas! The demon had finished his job. He dropped Jokul and looked down at me, his crooked razors of teeth grinning upon my terrified self. The demon then looked towards Jokul, who had stood up, and then back at me. Jokul wasn't her same self. She was now a elemental like myself, but different. She was fallened. That damn demon had changed her into a fallened elemental! Of all the acursed things to do! I could never forgive the beast for what he did. I pulled the blades right out of my shoulders and went straight for the golden-haired demon. Suddenly though! I was stopped and striked from behind. From the reflection of the demon's monocle, I could see the culprit. It was Jokul... She smiled menacingly at me with both a bloodlust and lustfull gaze. Jokul did her actions out of love and evil. The demon had turned her into the horrifying example of "love hurts". I just let the demon leave and Jokul followed. The entire house was destroyed, with several lives took as well as her family's. I failed to save her and the demon had successed in destroying another's life. Damn him...!"
Lucifer's shadow morphed into the possessor Lucifer, readying to address to the situation. "That golden-haired demon thou speak of appears to be the Demon King of Locust. Abbadon, head of the Sixth House, and Ruler of the Abyss, conflicter of mortal lives. He has become a nusiance to many mortals and legends that speak of his foul ways only proceed to encourage his vile works. Little Lucifer, thou shall find this demon soon before he finds ye first. He would not let such a oppurtunity to gain the powers of myself from your frail body. English Tamer, Twin Lucifers will be known to many and Abaddon will most likely be the first to take it from us. Mercy is not an option."
The small Tamer withdraws his possessor and sits soundly upon a rock slab. Pendulum Fist eyeballs Lucifer for several seconds, awaiting a reply to his possessor's forward commands. The wind is caught by the opened holes of the obliterated mall and caught against the blond locks of the child. Lucifer lifts himself upwards and walks towards Jokul. The nearly liquified corpse spooked even his souless eyes. Pendulum Fist joins him and kneels down to her. He slowly draws his normal hand across the remains of her sky-blue hair and down to her burnt lips.
"She deserved better... Don't you agree?" Pendulum Fist mornfully spoke.
"That she did... I was terified by the enjoyment that her eyes showed to the pain I gave..."
"That wasn't THE Jokul I knew... That was the Jokul that bastard demon; Abaddon, created." He grips Jokul's charcoaled hand and holds it hard as his eyes flair violently. "I'll make that demon pay greatly for this!! No man, or beast, or damn devil will get in my way!!! Never, I say!!!!"
"...I will not allow that, elemental."
Lucifer and Pendulum Fist spring into battle positions as the speaker reveals himself. There, stood Crypt, gripping the unconscious Angelean in his arms. His eyes were fixed upon Pendulum Fist – completely ignoring Lucifer's exisence. Lucifer withdraws the switch knife back into his back pocket, and turns to Pendulum Fist, who still stood, ready for battle. "Ahh. No need for arms, Pendulum Fist. Tis only Crypt, fellow demonic friend of mine." Pendulum Fist still remained in the same stance, showing his distrust. "Oh for God's shakes..." Lucifer had about enough. He forcefully rips Pendulum Fist from his stance and screams to his face, "He saved Angelean from the icy death Jokul kept dishing out to us! At least show some gratification!" Pendulum Fist shakes Lucifer loose and backs away.
"Fine! Fine! Sheesh... I apologize." He eyeballs Crypt from top to bottom with uncertainty. "Ehhh. Crypt."
Crypt felt is was meaningless to even talk, but nonetheless bowed in respect – as well as making sure Angelean wasn't loose from his grip. "Aye. Listen now. The Tamer Aura ain't goin' to last forever. I'm still surprised this little missy here was able to walk around inside it. But besides that, we need to get out of here with ourselves and the body too. If anyone saw what Lucifer did here today, some unwanted questions WILL arise."
"True. Well then." Pendulum Fist grabs hold of Jokul's body and looks over to Lucifer, "Lucifer. I've enjoyed to know the fine people you've befriend. Angel there, for example, was the greatest reminder of the once-good Jokul I cared for. But now..." He looks mornfully at the dead, fallened elemental, "all of that is history now. I'll make sure she's buried at the home she was born. And after that, I go. This world has done enough to make me regret coming here."
Lucifer replies with a saddened gaze, despirably upon the dead Jokul.
"Now hear me now!" Pendulum Fist yells.
Lucifer immedicately looks upon. "Ah, yes?!"
"You destroy him now. This Abaddon should never live after doing so much horrible things to such innocent lives. Especially to my dear Jokul..."
"Now he shows sympathy." Crypt mutters to himself.
"Right. Well then, I wish you well, Pendulum Fist. As for now, Crypt, lets go."
"Right..." the nightmare replies within a low, mubbling tone.
The entire group leave the remains of the Japanese mall, watching as the city of Tokyo returns to its normal condition. Lucifer sighed with relief as the sky had recovered its former colorations. He may have tooken a soul in hopes to relieve it of its pain, but the calming life that the city he lives within was enough to regain his hope for humanity.
Hours laters Lucifer had decactivated the Tamer Aura as he climbed through his room window. He climbs under the covers of his bed and prepares to drifted into his slumber. Though, he is stopped as he spots a crack of light gleaming against his window's reflection. Within the reflection he spots a worried father, but with a safe smile. Lucifer rises from the covers and meets eye-to-eye with his father.
"Father." he spoke.
"Get some sleep, Lucifer. We'll be picking up your mother in the morning. And I'm sure she wouldn't like seeing her dear boy tired. Sides, she kill me if I didn't take care of you." he finishes with a smoothing smirk and withdraws into the hallway, lightly shutting the door behind him.
Lucifer smiles with the same smoothing smirk and withdraws under his covers, lightly shutting his eyes as Pendulum Fist walks over to him and bows in respect. Then, disappearing into a fliery of flaming petals and sparks. All of which sprinkles away quietly against the shining moon's gleam.
The answer that I had recieved. The answer. It answered that I was no different or equal to Pendulum Fist's power. In ways that couldn't be explained, I was thought to be even more as I had become target to a ghastly being. Conducter of the Hellish Locust. Leader of the Sixth House. Lord of the Abyss. Conflicter of Mortal Lives. Unholy Victorian of the hallow monocle. He would be the most ravening of the demons the Blood-line will ever face. Abaddon, being of my darkest dreams. So dark. I could never see within his bleak blackness.
I actually returned to updating this outdated story. So all was revealed in this finale of Chapter 5. I felt rather sorry in the manner of Jokul's death, but I felt the psychotic ending would make it feel right. Some things may change for later chapters. I'm not going deep into reasons why I avoided the updates or what happened in this last chapter part. So I hope you enjoyed Chapter 5's ending and looking forward to Chapter 6. (If I ever get to typing it. XD)