Prologue - Prodigy's Creed
>Book starts off with a short monologue from Swan Guildy describing the training and partnerships he's taken up to get stronger and how Mermaid Guildy swayed by telling him he'll be able to meet Drag Guildy again.
Chapter 1 - The Second Coming of The Gentlemen Warriors
>Chapter picks up off where the last book ended, Drag Guildy declaring the newly formed Neo Ultimaguil army made of the revived guildies
>The twintails are shaken but Souji bolsters them up by saying they'll get through it and charges at the guildies while they chant out their respective elemera in unison
>Back on the ultimaguil ship, the remnants are shocked but happy to see their fallen comrades alive again. Sparrow guildy isn't so excited about the implications but comes to realize that Swan Guildy is still alive since he didn't show up with the revived army.
>The more powerful guildies rush Souji while trying to have a duel with Drag Guildymaking him realize they would not have survived till now if they didn't take him out and get his elemera orb first
>Aika reunites with Rafflesia Guildy in a brawl but she notes the former is in a badly weakened state. Mega Ne is busted so everyone's struggling just stay on defense.
>Tyrano Guildy tries to steal the spotlight but fails. He gushes over how Erina and Isuna are now displaying much higher yuri potentials because of their mid battle concern.
>The various bodily fluid fetish guildies surround Souji for a skit where they request their favorite juices from Tail Red as if she were a drink bar. It's too much perversion for Souji to take.
>Twirl shows up as Kamen Twintail and reveals to Drag Guildy that Tail Red is now the Ultimate Twintail and that fighting them here and now after a hard battle won't let her shine as much as she can. She provokes them into putting the fight on hold for another day so they can do battle at their best. The guildies are excited by the prospect and they turn their attention to Valkyria Guildy for permission.
>She unexpectedly enough agrees with a flat "...sure, go ahead" and explains she wants them to savour the terror of a neverending nightmare of immortal monsters. The guildies then start warping out back to the ship. Aika tries to get a rise out Valkyria but she sees through it and taunts Aika back at how she's already hurting from the fear she's planted in her.
>the gang warp back to base to talk about it during which Souji hears the voice of Aika's twintails crying out in fear and pain. He freaks over it and says her twintails are off center. Aika passes it off as just fatigue but Souji's not convinced. The others try to get in on it for his attention and the skit goes off like you expect. They breask things off declaring to get as much rest as they can so they be ready for future attacks. Souji reaches out for aika's twintails again but this time she reflexively steps back away from him and Aika just excuses herself to get resting.
>Drag Guildy and the revived army show up back at the base to a teary welcome from the survivors. They pretty much agree to have Drag Guildy as their leader again but Tyrano Guildy tries to upstage him and makes claims for the spot as the highest ranking commander. This just embarasses his unit and they publicly disavow him in favor of Drag Guildy. Rafflesia guildy mean glares him into shutting up. Mermaid Guildy and Yggdrasil Guildy reunite as the old fujoshi friends they are and publicly dicuss their favorite pairings in their forces. Beetle Guildy greets his men and tells them to prepare for war - winter comiket is coming. A dejected Tyrano Guildy slinks away to have a private talk with Mermaid Guildy and warns her that he is watching her since he's the only commander who knows what kind of nastiness she gets up with her experiments.
>Drag Guildy and Sparrow Guildy reminisce over the old days when he was alive. He tells his old unit the wants to see how the twintails made honorable use of his elemera orb. He notices they're nervous about showing him the footage and reasons it can't be so bad, as long as tail blue wasn't committing horrors with it so he thinks. He's left speechless when they show him Yellow's scenes of general deviance.
>Back with Aika, she's gone home to take a bath. She laments how she's letting go of a good chance with Souji by not indulging in his concern but Valkyria Guildy really got to her to the point where she's looking at the mirror and reaching out for her own twintails, she hallucinates Valkyria reaching to snatch them away.
Chapter 2 - Fraying Twintails
>Aika, Twirl and Souji are walking to school next morning and Souji notices her twintails are crooked and very loosely tied, just about ready to come undone. He tries to help fix them up but it results in him sounding like he wants to have a make out session in front of their classmates stating that he won't hurt her like before where she jumped away from him touching her twintails. The misunderstanding clears up to Aika's disappointment as she fixes up her twintails. He's still concerned that they're not looking good but Aika just reassures him that she's just sleep deprived. Typing this up, I can't help but notice that there is no way for passerbys not to take this exchange as anything but admission of them being very healthy teenagers the night before.
>Over at the ultimaguil base, Arachne Guildy, Worm Guildy and Snail Guildy are awkwardly discussing their love triangle in Arachne's room/dojo. Snail concedes his running for the Wormbowl citing that their captain/teacher Arachne is the better man between them and reveals that Worm's feelings for him is mutual. Cue a really corny resolution with Arachne accepting Worm and the rest of their sub-unit showing up to say that they're all in the same boat since they love Worm. Reminder - their subunit is the crossdressing elemera one and that they're all guys. Beetle and Stag Guildy are peeking in, enjoying the scene like two girls watching on as their OTP friends finally get together because their elemera is Love itself. Mermaid Guildy and Yggdrasil Guildy are enjoying the scene too in the shadows a little ways away and freak out passing guildies with their super strong fujo aura.
>Back at base the gang are discussing how to handle attacks. Isuna has work scheduled so she can't sortie during those time and one of her concerts happens near christmas/Erina's birthday so she wants to dedicate it to her. They notice that the revived elemarians are only the ones they've defeated meaning that Valkyria intends to really drive them into the despair of endless battle. The elemarian alarm sounds out and Twirl suggests the strategy they go with under these conditions - sortie in solo shifts. It's a three on one battle where Isuna beats them by outfetishing them at their own fetishes and caps it off by outdoing Fox Guildy's fantasies of Tail Red with false claims of how close they've gotten and imprisoning him in an illusion where his fetish, ribbons, are wrapped around other guildies enacting his fantasies in Tail Red's place. After the battle they conclude that the only way to win this is to draw Valkyria back onto the battlefield instead of fighting the undead.
>Phoenix Guildy wakes up chained in special cuffs up on Mermaid Guildy's walls. He was knocked out by a brainwashed Swan Guildy. Mermaid Guildy shows up to poke some fun and gets Phoenix to try to overpower the cuffs by transforming into Yuno but the cuffs absorb the extra power and tires her out. Mermaid expresses her envy in Phoenix's Yuno form by fondling her breast but Yuno kicks her away at how gross it felt compared to the time Souji did it. Yuno notes that Mermaid is deviant for coveting a human body for herself and Mermaid owns up to having a goal of being able to have more fetishes for herself than just BL and twintails hence her wanting to become human too. Mermaid tells Yuno to better start getting used to playing the part of a captive princess and leaves the lab.
>Next up for a fight is Yellow and the cosplayers Cicada and Mosquito guildy. Both are still traumatized by their deaths to her and when winter comiket gets brought up they yell at her not to come and cause trouble like during the summer comiket. It's a straightforward bulldoze victory for Yellow with the guildies going out screaming that they don't want to die again without getting to see Red.
>Back at the Ultimaguil base, Tyrano Guildy is acting a like a petty schoolyard kid trying to place himself as top dog against Drag Guildy. Tyrano boasts he knows Tail Red's secret, she's a boy, that the rest don't know to goad Drag Guildy but he just maturely says he'll accept any secret Tail Red has no matter how shocking it may be. Tyrano reels back at it and the rest of Dino Rhombus corps point out they know the secret as well and he orders them not to tell anyone else. The other guildies judging Tyrano from the sides stare at him being a nuisance before making the same call at this corps members to which they plead not to look at them the way they do at Tyrano saying that they have nothing to do with him.
>Days pass and Souji still notices Aika's persisting legarthy. Drag Guildy does a worlwide announcement like back when things started and declares that they will be challenging the twintails with the full fighting force of all the elemarians they've defeated. It's Red's turn to sortie again and this time it's Arachne, Worm and Snail Guildy hounding after pair of undeground idols performing at a secret club. Both of them happen to be traps to which Souji balks at. Mega Ne joins the fray after a bit of a fight and Red hops onto Mega Ne in her bike mode to mow down the guildies. It's not very effective at first but Red activates Chameleo Guildy's elemera orb on Mega ne and gives her an element boost of fire on top of her ramming attacks. After using the Red Hair configuration of the orb for damage they go for Gold Hair to make Mega Ne zoom at lightning speed to finish of Worm and Snail. Red hops off and goes into Riser Chain to finish off Arachne the same while he's distracted by Worm's death. Arachne congratulates him on his growth before dying Souji notes that Arachne and Worm's reaching out for each other on the latter's death was distinctly not only student-teacher sentiments and hammers in the point that like humans even elemarians should only ever have to live once.
Chapter 3 - The Dragon God's Divine Twintails
>Mermaid and Valkyria are in the Leader's realm reporting the progress of their current operations and how the twintails will fall and that Blue is already too scarred from their duel to continue fighting. He remarks upon a twintail throne in the constellations that pretty much chuuni talk and gives them a choice at a reward. Valkyria expresses her desire to fight for Ultimaguil's glory but still makes a wish to see the Leader's face once she steals Red's twintails for him. He gladly agrees to it and Valkyria leaves eagerly. Mermaid asks if he's sure about doing that and he replies that it'd be interesting to have someone still breathing to know what his face looks like behind the veil and that Valkyria's ambitiousness amuses him. Mermaid departs from the space and wryly remarks how cute it is of the leader to mistake Valkyri's maidenly expression for ambition.
>Souji wakes up at midnight to Twirl calling him on the Twirlphone. A elemarian's attacking in london so she alerted him to it. He notices she's mindful not to inform Aika of it and telss Twirl to only contact him for any future night time raids. This leads him to being sleep deprived next day. Twirl gives him a human neck pillow to relax to in the clubroom to provoke Aika into action but she just chides her half-heartedly without beating her up. This gets both Twirl and Souji worried so he gets in on it and escalates by digging deeper into her boobs to Twirl's dumbfounded expression. Still doesn't get Aika to budge but a little bit more taunting about her chest finally gets her to send Twirl flying into the wall as usual. Souji notices she still just barely have her twintails tied up and reaches out to fix them but she flinches and keeps away from him. He asks her if she really hates it when he touches her twintails and Aika denies it and tells him he should just try touching her anywhere else he wants. Souji pushes further but Aika gets out of it by sortieing when the elemarian alert goes off.
>They reach the location to find Taiger Guildy harassing a bunch schoolgirls in school swimsuits. He taunts Blue about her chest but she doesn't do or say anything back and just glowers at him. This shocks both Tiger and Red so he opts to invite Red to put on a school swimsuit and practice the crawl on his belly. This actually riles up Blue into action but the break release she launches at him just bounces off his chest like nothing. Tiger thinks he must have powered up on revival but Red quickly finishes him off with a grand blazer.
>Souji brings the two of them to a back alley to detransform but stick around there. Aika asks him why he brought them to a dark place where no one would here them even if they shout. He says that's precisely why and Aika's mind goes straight into the gutter. She's taken off guard enough by this to let Souji come up close and check her for a fever. He says she does and he can tell by touching her twintails to her exasperation. He presses on that she's doing well and she admits that the fight with Valkyria left her mental trauma and she just can't tie up her twintails the way she wants to now. She insists she just needs more time to get better so Souji insists that he comes with her anytime she sorties.
>Later that night Souji goes down to pay a nightly visit. She thinks it's Isuna at the door as usual but is taken aback when she sees him instead. She's too surprised to work in her usual lewd front and franticly invites him in to his room and serves him coffee. She's plain white pajamas but tries to convince that she usually wears silky see through lingerie and that she only put them on because she was drowsy. Souji tells her they look good on her and she meekly accepts the compliment. She lets her imagination run wild but is let down when he says he came to talk about Aika's condition. Twirl tells him she's been checking on that too and that though she's physically fine her mental state isn't so she's been making sure Aika's turn on battle rotation doesn't come up as much as possible. Souji thanks her for her thoughtfulness and they get into how to beat Valkyria. She goes as far as to suggest she shave her head and wear a wig to catch Valkyria off guard but Souji vehemently denies that plan and tells her she absolutely cannot abandon her hair like that. He tells her that her twintails are still inside of her and that gives them the strength to keep on fighting. She pushes his hand onto her breast when he says they're still in her heart. He doesn't even bat an eye and declares that he won't allow such self-destructive plans and that it's enough that she thinks about Aika's well being. It gets Twirl going and she realizes that Aika really isn't going to suddenly come barrelling through her door like usual so her head goes read and into panic mode. She tries to escalate things by telling Souji to stay since it's late and for them to take off their clothes with a lengthy countdown clearly meant for stalling actually doing it. That's when they hear a knock at the door and a very relieved Twirl badmouth's Aika timing as per SOP but it turns to be Mega Ne who was in for maintenance. She was worried since the defenses were down and she heard noises coming from Twirl's room so she went to check but she'll be on her way home now to Isuna. Twirl hysterically begs her not go and clings to Mega Ne's leg saying she might end up regretting what she might do after Mega Ne leaves and that she's reached her limit and it's too much for her to take things any further when Aika isn't around to correct her pervy antics. Souji chalks things up to Twirl making some sort of promise with Aika and briefly hears his mom's voice expressing her disappointment at Twirl going chicken on her.
>Next day at the clubroom Twirl's getting cocky about the night before and Aika grabs her by the shoulder to knock it off. Twirl swats away her saying not to her lest she gets infected by Aika's virginity. A stunned Aika slowly asks if she'd finally done it - with Isuna she asks. Twirl angrily asks why would it be Isuna and this leads to an exchange that ends with Aika punching Twirl into the ceiling. Mikoto and Erina walk in and are relieved to see the sight since it's been a while since it's happened. Twirl objects to how nonchalantly they take the violence inflicted on her and Mikoto brings up how the construction club actually asked about Aika's health out of concern since they haven't need to repair any school property damage recently. Twirl balks at the stance the general populace takes with her abuse. Isuna pops in with Mega Ne and Twirl boasts that she's now on an entirely different level compared to her as of last night. Isuna gives her questioning "Okay?" kind of response and gives Souji a peck on his cheek. The rest object to how forward that was but Isuna writes it off as normal greeting in this world. Erina retorts with some engrish, "HIA IZU JAPAN", before Isuna tells Aika to cool her tits and suggests Souji give Aika a peck on her cheek to calm her down. Aika right then and there admits she's liked Isuna's song before they knew she wasn't just some idol and asks if she'll let her join fan club while shooting expectant glances at Souji to carry out the deed. It's not stated outright just yet but Isuna does subtle nice things like this whenever Aika pushes herself too far to operate like normal.
>The elemarian alert goes out and this time it's a multi-pronged attack at three different sites needing them all to go. Before they do though Twirl asks Mikoto if she's willing to help out as Tail Blue's replacement again because of the attrition tactics. Mikoto and Aika are reluctant but Souji asks for her help as well. Aika hands her tailbrace over to Mikoto and Mikoto makes her return as Another Tail Blue.
>Back at the Utlimaguil base, Levia and Krake Guildy are reviewing battle footage. Levia is shocked at how Blue's chest hasn't grown even a milimeter since he died early this year. He and his unit now believe that Blue has been bound to a curse to be eternally flat because she achieved her eternal pads upgrade by attaining eternal twintails. They lament upon the pitiful battle god that traded an eternity of flatness for power. Krake Guildy is having none of it and says death did not cure them of their bad taste and that her eternal flatness is a joyous matter. Things turn on their head though when they show footage from that same day showing Mikoto as Tail Blue with a much bountiful chest much to Krake's disbelief. He springs back at them though pointing out that it's not just the chest that grew but everything else too comparing Mikoto to a poison apple carrying wicked witch to Aika's flat princess. Their units get even more heated up as they go over which Tail Blue is the better one.
>Krake and Levia slink off to the side for a more private chat while their units fight. Drag Guildy comes along and so does Valkyria. She tells them they are commanders no more and that the leader wants for quicker results. She tells Drag Guildy to show off merits immediately and warps off elsewhere. Drag Guildy states that he's only been just a mere soldier since the day he crossed twintails with Tail Red.
>Souji and Mikoto sortied as a team and she nearly slips up at maintaining her role as Blue. She gets to work after she summons her weapon and another elemarian signal pops up nearby. Red goes off to take care of that one and it turns out to be Drag Guildy literally dropping in on him with downward slash as a greeting. They break off the sword crossing and Drag Guildy apologizes saying he would have shown up more directly but Tyrano Guildy was hounding him back at the base so he had to lose him first before going to battle. Red can only sympathize with him in exasperation about Tyrano. Drag Guildy declares he's come to see how Red has grown and immediately brings out his glowing twintails form and implores Red to bring out her ultimate twintails too. Red brings out the twintail brace and shifts right into Ultimate Chain to Drag Guildy's admiration. They duke it out breaking Drag Guildy's sword in the process and he brings up how things overcome challenges evolve to new heights. He states Red's ultimate twintails are resonating with him and that Red is his wall to overcome. That's when charges himself up ala super saiyans and transforms his final battle form further into one where his v fin grows and his glowing twintails tranform into black dragon wings in shaped like twintails and declares himself reborn with a new name, God-Drag Guildy. "Surpass death and you'll find Twintails hang high beyond it!"
Chapter 4 - Now Beyond The Day It All Began We Go
>Drag Guildy focuses his energy into his broken sword and reforms it into a two pronged sword like how Red's base sword splits in two parts when doing break releases. They fight some more and Red finds his new strength to be even far more formidable than Valkyria Guildy herself. The form comes at a cost though as Drag Guildy shoulder suddenly burst in small explosions and cracks. Red warns him to bring himself back down so he doesn't hurt his own twintails since it's similiar to his his chain custom forms evolved and that he's pushing himself beyond his limits to keep the form going. Red also asks him if they can't come to reconcile when they both love twintails so much and how paradoxical it is for them take away twintails when they love them so much. Drag Guildy firmly declares elemarians and humans cannot coexist peacefully, that crossing and showing off their twintails in battle is an expression of that love and that twintails that have grown out too much need to be cut. A warp gate opens and Drag Guildy thanks Red for showing him her ultimate twintails before taking his leave.
>Later that night Aika and Twirl meet in the undeground console room for a chat. Aika asks why they're not talking in Twirl's room and she replies she wants Souji's scent to linger on longer in her room too Aika's surprise since she didn't know about his visit. Twirl also passes her Anti Aika System 13, a barbarian energy amplifier that she designed with the idea that too much will lead to Aika's self-destruction. In Aika's current condition though, it'd help give her the boost she needs. It also comes with a massage function but warns her not to use it a weird way since waterproofing tricky. Aika retorts she won't and then Twirl gets straight to the point and asks if Aika is afraid of Valkyria Guildy and losing her twintails. The fight with Valkyria has Aika really bothered about the reality that they really could end up losing their elemera for real in these fights. She came in as Tail Blue prepared for that but it didn't really start hitting her until Souji lost his twintails for a while and her fight with Valkyria really hammered it in since it was the first time she ever fought someone strong enough to make her think she won't be able to win against. Since then her head's been filling up with the thought of eventually having her twintails robbed from her by Valkyria and that's got her afraid since she's built up what she considers to be her one redeeming point for all these years. She can't even force herself to tie them up properly with her fear of losing them for good so Twirl tells her about how Souji got genuinely mad at her for her suggestion at going bald to fight Valkyria. All this while, Aika keeps touching her wrist where her tailbrace would normally be. She tells Aika that she is not obligated to fight and that she can step down if she wants as she was the one who handed Aika the tailbrace to take up the role and that if there is one duty she has, it's to protect the twintails she loves to the end by not losing them. Twirl tells Aika to not push herself too far and step aside and rest until she gets better because if Souji continues to see Aika continue to suffer it'll break his heart and that will certainly mean the end of the world. Aika later finds herself back in her own room alone on her own finally feeling the fever that Souji felt in her twintails. She asks to no one what she should do now before she collapses onto her bed.
>Next morning Aika doesn't show up outside Souji's house to wait for him as usual so he heads over next door to check on her. Renka shows at the door and tells him that Aika won't be going to school today since she says she's sick. Souji can tell something's definitely wrong since she's never sick but if Aika herself says so then it has to be serious. They were planning to go to Isuna's concert later as well. Renka tells him she won't be in for the day either so she tells Souji that his mom has the housekey and that he should come check in on Aika later and not to knock when he does stressing it's importance by making him promise her that. He walks to school with Twirl who, despite her claims of being happy not having to deal with Aika's presence, obviously worries about her with the ghoulish way she's moving. She assures him she's fine and that Souji himself should take care of himself even if he's able to keep coming back up from his fights. She is pleased to have some alone time Souji but she finds it's still not so easy to keep that going when Erina and Mikoto pop up to join them.
>Later in the clubroom everyone but Aika and Isuna is getting ready for Isuna's concert. Erina's mom is there too to see Mikoto transform into Tail Blue much to her embarassment. She gets in some banter with Twirl too and reveals that she's familiar with combat terminology because he chuuni adventures with Souji's mom in their younger days. Erina gets Souji to come with her to an anime goods store to find some glasses shaped glow sticks for the concert and leaves Mikoto with her mother. The two of them remininsce the last time they went shopping together and Erina mentions that her family traditions are for the girls to sear for a groom at 16, get closer to them at 17 and be married at 18. Souji apologizes for breaking those traditions. Erina happily whispers to herself that he's not breaking them at all. They get to the shop where Erina spots a BL doujin on display and miscontrues the cover featuring two men to be a highlight of friendship. They hear a scream and turn to see the previous stuco president Mokusu Tomie whom they ran into at the summer Comiket balking at the run-in. She readjusts when Erina happily greets her and Mokusu returns in kind saying she didn't expect to run into Erina and her boyfriend here. Erina doesn't bother clearing up the misunderstanding. Erina explains they're getting stuff for Isuna's concert and okusu is surprised to hear Erina's into idols. Twirl calls on the twirlphone and tells Souji that Mikoto's been deployed overseas for an elemarian attack. He lets Erina know he's off to handle another elemarian and realizes he slipped up when Mokusu points out he's been saying "twintails twintails" like a pokemon into his phone because of the real time encryption. Souji leaves and okusu remarks how strange Erina's boyfriend is. Erina agrees but also says he's a keeper. The browse and chat a bit more. okusu remarks upon the absence of Erina's maids and says seeing Erina as a normal girl with normal interest is a step up from her usual sheltered rich girl self. She also mentions that the elemarian attacks are getting ridiculous. Just the other day she saw an elemarian matching Mermaid Guildy's description casually come into one of her regular haunts to get BL material and leave just like that. That's when they run into an elemarian attack just getting underway themselves. Owl Guildy of the books elemera is causing a scene lambasting the BL books out on display with ultiroids behind him. okusu notices that they've even brought some rare red female ultiroids along. Before Erina can come up with something though an old trauma shows up in the very first elemarian to attack earth - Lizard Guildy who temporarily stole her twintails.
>Isuna's at her concert waiting for everyone, Erina in particular, to arrive at their VIP seats. They still haven't arrived yet but she's confident they will and she tells her audience that she's dedicating it to her friend whose birthday is coming up. They cheer and she begins her set. A disturbance comes along though in the form of Meganeura Guildy who's come to look for armpits to fetishize. Mega Ne begins helping evacuating the concert hall through the emergency exit getting the audience to form three lines out while Twirl calls in to give Isuna the bad news that none of the others are coming since there are 4 simultaneous attacks going on. Things get worse for her when her old producer Kerberos Guildy shows up. She thinks he's here to support her and see how she's turned out as an idol but he declares he's come to make Isuna Anko the idol retire and he starts wrecking the venue. Isuna doesn't back down and transforms to fight once the witnesses are gone.
>Souji's off fighting a Pappilon Guildy(lips) and a horde of ultiroids on the other side of the planet while Mikoto is fighting Crab Guildy somewhere else. She lets slip that she remembers him as the one she fought before as herself while she's trying to claim that she's only 2 or 3 years older than the regular Tail Blue. He doesn't buy it.
>Erina calls Twirl for backup while hiding with Mokusu only to find out that no one's coming since they're busy fighting. After the call she pieces together that Twirl also meant that Isuna's concert was also under attack and she chides herself being so unresolved. Owl Guildy catches sight of them and Mokusu's purchases and begins lecturing them on the importance of maintaining the integrity of literature. Mokusu just says she's rotten like her twintails and pleads for them not to eat them. Owl recognizes Erina as the girl he caught last time buying porn mags before he died while Lizard Guildy asks her where he's seen her before. Erina steps up and quotes Lizard's words to her back then. "Naughty little girls look best with children's dolls. Is that not what you said when you kidnapped me, Lizard Guildy?". He's taken aback by this and remembers who she is but is still puzzled why he can't feel any twintail elemera in her. Erina flashes out her tailbrace in front of all of them and transforms as they realize who she is. "I will not require that doll! I am a naughty child no more!"
Chapter 5 - Twintails Tied Together
>Mikoto's engaging with Crab Guildy in a match of who can flash step behind the other like that one busou renkin fight. Her marriage form passing skills apparently prepared her for this and it gets to the point where Crab needs to call on his ultiroids to try bind her down. She deflects them away and actives the only elemera orb she can use - Ptera Guildy's Mother elemera that gives super speed. She clears out the mob and finishes of Crab with a break release. Crab says he's misjudged her and that the shape of her nape has to mean she's a maiden in love. She tells him she doesn't know about love but if it should say anything it should speak of her desire for marriage. A winded Mikoto watches him blow up and says it's about time to pass the baton back to its owner.
>Yellow tells a Mokusu to escape while Owl Guildy has a breakdown about the decline of books and readers in this world. Lizard Guildy is astonished the girl he kidnapped grew into the deviant that's using Drag Guildy's legacy to combat them. They get into a fight where Yellow shows them her philosophy on stripping and combat. Owl Guildy gets finished off with a elemera powered up kick and Lizard meets her head-on rider kick after she shifts into her fortress mode. He dies satisfied and gives her his approval of her as a warrior and for using Drag Guildy's elemera. Mokusu comes back to the scene to make sure Erina doesn't worry for nothing about her knowing who Yellow is now. She says she couldn't think any higher of Erina even if she is a pervert who likes to strip in public and vows to show off the best she has for winter comiket for Erina to see. She also reminds Erina she has a concert to get to and they part ways. Mokusu briefly considers the absurdity that Erina's boyfriend might actually be Tail Red but dismisses the notion.
>Black defeats Meganeura Guildy easily and he's just glad it wasn't her illusion finisher that featured bodybuilders showing themselves off. Black focuses now on Keroberos Guildy who urges her to stop being an idol since it was a gig that was supposed to end when the invasion was over. She tells him to shut up with each plea he makes until Mega Ne shows up from finishing with evacuations. They combine into her infinite chain powerup mode and unleashes a finisher that finally works on Keroberos. She detransforms and tells him that even though she won't outshine Tail Red, she still wants to be an idol so she can make people smile. Slowly dying on some crushed audience seats Keroberos asks her if she's been taking proper breaks. He observes that she's managing to care of her body and looks knowing that she hadn't while she was a shut-in. He asks if she's found a boy she likes and she proudly says she has and she wants to keep on fighting so she can stay with him. Keroberos apologizes for ruining her concert but wants her to remember the strength she showed in overcoming this sort of pain and adversity for the future. He explodes in a muted way to make sure Isuna isn't hurt by in. Isuna beats herself up for the concert as she sees it another page in her history of giving her all only for things to fall flat. She starts crying but suddenly the audience start coming back in and clearing the rubble. They were waiting outside for the twintails to take care the elemarians before getting to the concert. Twirl calls in and tells her even though the venue is torn up there isn't any major structural damage to stop her from continuing the concert. She gets back on stage to the cheers of her fans ready to start again. Twirl tells her she'll be watching with them too and Isuna spots Erina running right in through the door in time just as she's about to begin. The show goes on again and her encore gets the biggest cheering from her fans to date.
>Back at the Ultimaguil base, the guildies are watching the footage from the operation. While the others are distracted, Drag Guildy quietly deletes the bits where Erina transformed in public. Valkyria walks in clearly angered by the failure to take a stab at them by ruining Isuna's concert. She herself has no idea for the reason why Keroberos signed on for that part of the operation. Tyrano Guildy mocks the strategy she went with asking her if they should send out 8 or 16 simultaneous raids next time. She angrily demands to know if they of any other weakspots of the twintails they can take advantage of. Tyrano, Tricera and Drag guildy collectively know all their identities now but Tyrano just answers with a "How would we know". She also wants to know why they didn't send out the commander class elemarians and they chalk it up to overtaxing Valkyria since they're walking using her life force so sending too many powerful elemarians would have an adverse effect on her. Put that together with the knowledge that Tail Red can and has defeated an all out attack by Dino Rhombus nothing would come of it. Tyrano asks her why exactly they're rushing with these inferior tactics when she's the one who wanted to go with draining attrition warfare in the first place. She declares she's doing it all for the leader and leaves the hall.
>Souji heads over to Aika's house which is apparently a japanese-styled house. Miharu gives him the key while cheering him on the way a parent wanting grandkids would to his confusion. He heads up to her room only to find her on her bed - half naked and wiping away her torso. She freaks and he tries to leave but she just tells him to turn around while she puts something on. Renka had apparently just called to remind Aika to change out of her sweaty clothes and Souji chalks it up to bad timing. He notices the books she has on her shelf follow a trend - they're guides to increasing breast size. It brings a tear to his eye though he won't acknowledge why exactly. Aika tells him to turn around now asks how the concert went and gets down on herself for not being there for it and the attacks. Souji tells her to just get better but while he's talking he just can't stop being bothered the fact that she doesn't have her hair up in twintails. He notices her ribbons are there lying on her pillow and he asks if she still can't tie them up. She's been trying to but can't and Souji tells her it's like riding a bike and with Aika it's probably embedded in her genes by now. He tells her not to run away and put his hands on her shoulders and pushes her down on the bed. Instead of getting angry like he expected she timidly avoids his eyes and he can't help but note both she and Twirl react the same way when he does things like this. He tells her to let him tie up her twintails and she does get angry at this and tries get out of it saying she hasn't showered. Souji says her hair still smells of shampoo and Aika tells him not to sniff but lets him tie up her hair. To her surprise Souji does an impressive job with them and Souji takes it as a huge compliment. He gets ready to go but Aika tells him not to go and to stay with her for the day. He casually assents and she gets angry at how it's always only her who ever gets flustered in these situations. She calls him an idiot, a twintail idiot, for never being sweet on her like how he does with the others. She goes on to say she's scared and that she's been putting on a brave face since she thought she'll be fine soon enough. Souji's response is to hug her mid-rant and echo her demand from earlier in the book, "...not the left or the right but the middle. Does this work?". She answers that she hasn't showered but she rests her face his chest and he hugs her closer in turn. She tells him she's been seeing the image of her having lost to Valkyria everytime she stands in front of a mirror and that scares her too much for her to put up her twintails.
"It scares me. The thought of having my twintails taken away... that I might not have twintails anymore scares me..."
"...It's be alright. I'll protect you."
"...Aika, when you became Tail Blue the way you did without thinking twice, I thought it was a given that we'd stand together to preotct twintails... But the thing is, you're also one of those twintails I'm protecting. I won't let them take your twintails away from you. And even if they somehow do, I'll get them right back for you. So don't worry and tie your twintails together. I won't let your twintails come apart."
Aika nods over and over into Souji's chest burying her face into it.
"...Souji. Can we just stay like this for a while. It's kinda calming me down..."
>They stay like that for a while until Souji notices Aika muttering to herself. "...now... do it now. This is it right right? The moment for a k-kiss...". Souji leans in closer to hear what she's saying but she pushes him away, undoes her twintails and dives into bed while yelling goodnight. Souji makes to leave but Aika asks him where he thinks he's going and tells him he's sleeping there. He blusters about what she's saying and says he did it with Isuna before and the she'll get some peaceful sleep if he does. He argues that it was okay because Isuna's a kid but relents anyway and gets in the bed with her. Later in the dead of the night, Aika still can't sleep and thinks about how even though they're this close nothing will come of it as usual. She's noticed Twirl hasn't barged it to ruin things yet but shestiffens when she feels Souji's hand reaching out over her. Her head swirling in regret and expectations, she stays still until she hears a cute little snore coming from Souji. She turns herself around and sees Souji sleep-tying her twintails up and bursts into a small fit of laughter once he's done and lying back down.
"...you're right here next to me... there's no way my twintails are ever going away."
She smiles and realizes she doesn't feel so anxious about things anymore and can get some good sleep. Before she does though she decides she should play a trick on him in return thinking back on what Isuna said before.
"...I'm not feeling well so... you'll give me a kiss on the cheek, right?"
Making up excuses for herself till the end, she reasons that since Souji's not awake she has to be the one to do it. She kisses him at the very edge of his cheek where his lips were so very close and fights back the screams inside of her telling her to just claim his lips if she's going to go so far already. She resists since that's something she wants to do while he's awake.
"I'll let you off with this much just for today."
She settles back down and wraps her arms around him behind. Before she goes off to sleep, she presses her cheek softly into his back and whispers in a soft and sweet tone, "Thanks for these twintails Souji. I don't have anything to be afraid of anymore..."
>Next day Souji wakes up in bed alone and a wordlessly smiling Renka sees him off in the morning. Aika shows up later for their commute to school but as healthy as her twintails seem to him she's not saying much and is making peeking looks his way in class. Twirl doesn't know why she's acting so oddly but assures Souji she'll keep watch on how she's doing. The rest of the school is in a tense state. The elemerians have been invading a lot and the public have noticed it's tiring the twintails out. Souji hears his classmates talk about how worried they are for Tail Red and that what they want to see isn't her fighting but her smiles. He quietly thanks them for their thoughts.
>Later that day Red is fighting off a raid alone involving Mantis and Hopper Guildy of Beautiful Heart. The two of them are smitten by how serious Red is looking. The gang is supposed to be celebrating both christmas and Erina's birthday that day so Souji doesn't the elemarians to ruin things for them. For that he's been thinking about a strategy to make sure of that and decides he needs to be a demon that can take drastic measures. He decides to enact the plan without telling the rest and greets and waves to an ultiroid holding a camera.
"A-All you elemarians out there~ Please don't go anywhere else and come over here for me okay~!!"
The ultiroid goes Mokke~ and waves back, not what Red was aiming for. Red thinks what else to try and decides to use the girls as reference. First up is Twirl where Red pushes out her chest as she jumps forwards.
"H-here's Red-chan's boobies."
The elemarians just watch in stunned silence and Red reasons it's due to the lack of breasts.
"I'm falling... down..."
Red mimics Erina by stumbling and emphasizing her bottom while on the ground. Barely any reaction to this either except confusion. Red thinks they suspect it's a trap. Red then makes to mimic Isuna's habit of taking of her panties but catches herself and decides against it. With nothing else to go on, Red just goes with her best asset and lifts up her twintails in her hands with a shy smile on her face.
"Hey everyone... can you come take a good look at Red's twintails for me?"
Red used Attract. It is super effective. The two guildies come running at her full tilt and a whole bunch of warp gates also pop up in their wake.
"You're too goddamned cute Tail Reeeeeeeeeeddd!!"
"I'm so glad I came back from the deeeeaaaaaaadddd!!"
"So this is the place I go to die!!"
"Mokee! Mokemoke! Mokemokeeeeeeaaaaaaaahh!!"(Greatly aroused)
Red screams like a little girl at the instant horde and figures that she probably summoned more than they were planning to deploy that day.
>Back at base, Twirl's monitoring the situation when Aika runs in. She asks Twirl for her tailbrace and Twirl holds it out in her hand. Twirl goes on a long grand speech of the great power great responsibility variety to Aika to which she repeatedly tells Twirl to just give it to her. Twirl keeps on going not listening to her properly and Aika just punches her into the ceiling and takes the tailbrace. She says sorry and that she'll get into it later but she really needs to go help Red. Twirl just ponders upon the nature of a hero and thinks it was cute of Aika to say sorry this time around.
>Red is surrounded by elemarians and they're all asking for an encore of that earlier performance. They're met with a screaming rejection vowing to never ever do that again. Mantis Guildy tries to creep up close when he gets a tap on the shoulder. He turns around and asks who would built a wall in the middle of nowhere. Blue punches him sky high and he explodes. She joins the fight and declares she's feeling refreshed and could take on hundreds of elemarians and not lose. The elemarians turn a shade of blue and ask in shock what happened to the Tail Blue that was supposed to be overcome by fear and couldn't fight. Blue's response: "She's dead, duh". Que a mass "EEEEHHHHHHHHHHH" and Blue promptly launches a pent up break release killing them all in one blow. Reporter have gathered around the area to record the turn of events and Blue purposefully grabs onto and hugs Red while cheerily calling for her. Blue sweetly whispers into Red's ear to say thanks and to say that she's okay now. Red says that it's to hear that. She then proceeds to go up to one of the cameras while still hugging Red and declare to the world that the twintails are doing just fine and that there's no reason for them to fear the elemarians. This later goes on the news with the caption "The hibernating devil has awoken and sexually harrased Tail Red".
>Back at Ulimaguil base the guildies are fawning over their Red cuteness material. They're still stricken with fear by Blue's return to form but Red's cuteness is enough to override that. Valkyria is flabbergasted by Blue's recovery and says her twintail elemera should have been completely shaved away. The other guildies had faith that the twintails would come back up in the end. Tyrano Guildy mocks her for not getting just how interesting Tail Red is and calls her an overly serious dullard. He doesn't realize that remark pierced her to her core as she runs out the hall into the corridor where she rabidly rants about how these dead elemarians keep laughing about and enjoying themselves and that there's nothing wrong with how she seriously she takes the meeting. Unfortunately for Mermaid Guildy comes along and tells her she's just come from seeing the leader and says he wants Valkyria to hurry up with the twintails. Valkyria breaks down into breathless anger and tells Mermaid she'll let the experiments slide but she has to use them to help her bring down the twintails.
Chapter 6 - The Undying VS The Unrelenting
>The gang are celebrating in the base and are decked out in christmas costumes. Twirl and Aika are back to their usual antics and take the time to appreciate the time. Twirl plays a recording of Red mimicking Twirl earlier to Souji's mortification and the girls offer up their own chests for Souji to touch. Miharu asks if Twirl made anymore of that juice she brought to their trip to the hot springs before but Twirl says she's sealed that away out of fear that Aika will end up taking her virginity if she ever drinks it again. The girls wonder what exactly it was that got Aika back in in shape. Twirl wonders if Souji did something and a flustered Aika timidly answers no. Twirl takes it to possibly mean that Aika's lost her virginity of her and that's a fate worse than death for Twirl. More banter follows and Aika mentions it might because she's been using Anti Aika System No. 13 to relax and Twirl responds that defeats the point of it and that she'll have raise its output by 100x. They then proceed to high five each other passing it off as just happening to slap each other away to Souji's amusement while Isuna and Erina feed each other cakes.
>Over at Ultimaguil, Valkyria has called for all the revived elemarians to gather in the hall for an announcement. Tyrano Guildy bemoans Valkyria's all too serious nature as they walk in. Valkyria greets them all and thanks them for their consideration about overburdening her but tells them there won't be any need for that anymore and that they should get ready to run wild. "I am resolved to seize victory even if it means for me to die. I expect you all to be prepared to fight in deathlessness."
>The gang are still enjoying themselves at their party when the base monitor flares up in massive amounts of elemera signals. They see that Yggdrasil Guildy is using her trump card to fill the atmosphere with her elemera stealing spores. Valkyria's elemera signal also pops up so they know the time has come. "Today is christmas... Let us make a miracle happen!". They transform and step into the warp gate to face the elemarian army.
>Valkyria greets them as they arrive. Black remarks on how desolate the place is and asks if the lonely goddess without a beloved to spend christmas with is hosting a loner's party. Valkyria snaps at her unknowlingly deeply piercing jab and screams at her to shut up much to their surprise since that's the very first time the twintails seen her emote. She collects herself and claims she's simply gotten tired of playing games. The elemarians come charging. They fend off the attackers and decide what needs to be done. Red takes on Drag Guildy. Yellow, Black and Mega Ne take off to stop Yggdrasil Guildy. Blue faces off with Valkyria. Twirl and Mikoto also head out to the nearby town to help evacuate the place before the elemera spores hurt the public.
>Blue immediately goes into Eternal Chain mode and activates the Rabbit and Slobber elemera orbs to boost her fighting power. The two get into a spear vs spear battle that shifts into close quarter combat when Aika does a sword catch on Valkyria's spear and drives her bladed knee into her stomach. Valkyria ask how she went from being completely conquered by fear to being almost on par with her and Blue answers her thus: "...............love, I guess........ah, that was a little embarassing...". Valkyria is taken aback by the answer and becomes even more so when Blue asks if Valkyria isn't doing it for the same reason given how she reacted to Black's taunt before. Blue says that's probably the reason why fighting Valkyria scares her, the two of them both women are fighting for love and their desire protect the one they're in love with. Valkyria denies it and claims she's doing all this out of her deepest respect for the leader but as they fight on Valkyria slowly admits the true nature of her feelings towards him and that she's envious of how them because she has no twintails of her to offer to the one she loves as she can only steal and take them for him. Valkyria remarks upon Blue's risky and limit breaking fighting tactics are going to end up hurting her own twintails but Blue assuredly says her twintails will not come undone because the one she loves will tie them up for her. "He can flirt with other girls. He can get all bashful at as many twintails as he wants. But in the end I'm going to be the one that protects. I'm never giving that role up to anyone else." Blue's twintails are shining brighter than they have before in reponse to how she feels. Valkyria charges up her ultimate attack in the form of giant laser spear and Blue activates all 7 elemera slots she has all at once compared the 3 she's tried at most before. She loads up the Ribbon, Bloomers, School Swimsuit, Small Bust, Nape, Childhood Friend and Fragrance elemera orbs the surge of power threatens to go berserk. She manages to rally their combined powers into her spear and she unleashes her break release. Blue's spear is clad in 7 united streams of energy and clashes with Valkyria's giant beam spear. Blue's attack wins out and throws Valkyria high into the air as the all 7 streams pierce through her body one after another before she falls back down defeated.
"For you to challenge me who holds dominion over the souls of all elemarian with those very souls..."
"I don't know a thing about souls. I just use whatever powers I can... Connecting with the hearts of elemarians, if there's someone who pull that kind of miracle then there's only one answer as to who can."
"It's a pity... my feelings... my love... fell back just a step behind yours."
"Well the thing is... I have a lot rivals to compete with so I have to give it all I got. Maybe that's what made up the difference..."
"Thinking of it now, perhaps I sealed my fate the moment I chose to bring back elemarians with hearts... if that's how it is, perhaps it would have been better for me to join in their foolishness... they looked like they were having so much fun... I wonder what they would thought of my liking of baldness... the strange looks they might have given me..."
"What are you so worried about that mob of perverts for? No need to be so reserved with them. You weren't in the wrong. Rather than make friends... you chose the person you loved."
"...it's simply impossible... but if you twintails someday find yourselves at the leader's knees... won't you gaze upon his face for me in my place?"
"Alright. Sure, I'll get a look at it. I wonder what kind of face the guy you wanted to protectly so badly has."
"...farewell Tail Blue, warrior of love."
>Drag Guildy and Red are dueling their hearts out.
"...from high tied to low tied... so you've awakened to the fashions have you now Tail Red! Good, that's the way it should be! Take all your twintails and come challenge me with them! Twintails are wonderful things aren't they, Tail Red!"
"Why are you even bringing that up now... that just goes without saying! I mean... that's why we came to fight!"
They get so into it that the world around them seems silent and they only see each other and their twintails. Red and Drag Guildy ready their finishers and they clash. The immediate area seems like it gets swallowed by a miniature sun and Red sees Drag Guildy's sword break and its wielder eneveloped in the light.
>Black and Yellow launch their combo finisher together on Yggdrasil Guildy and she makes a big exaggerated show of being knocked down and turning off the cannon. The two of them get ready to fight their way back to help Blue but the elemarians lets them know they don't need to fight anymore and that they give up because Valkyria's been taken out. They don't believe it at first but the elemarians just start standing around talking and both of them are relieved to know it's all over. Yellow asks how they're acting so calm about having to die again themselves and they answer that they were satisfied in their deaths against the twintails and that have never wanted to live forever. Valkyria reviving them was like having a little afterparty for themselves and only Valkyria herself didn't see it that way. Tyrano Guildy bluntly asks Black where Twirl is and she irratably tells him she's off fighting her own battle in the town evacuating citizens. Tyrano is deflated by it and mentions that had something he wanted to say to her. Black just tells them to disappear already and much to her consternation they actually do start disappearing right after she says that. She laments that they could have at least had some tea with them before they went as she lies down on the ground to rest. Yellow however isn't so sure that things are over just yet.
>Red and Drag Guildy are lying on the ground next to each other back in their base forms. The latter gladly admits defeat saying he burned out his twintails completely. He stands and starts disappearing but before he fades away completely his colors return back to normal. He finds it since he certainly felt Valkyria's life force disappear but he's still alive. That's when Mermaid Guildy pops out of a warp gate and greets them. She introduces herself to Red but Phoenix Guildy already warned them about Ultimaguil's scientist. Red readies to fight but Mermaid says that she's not here to fight but to fulfill a promise. Another warp gate forms and out comes Valkyria's body and spear. Mermaid takes the spear and Valkyria's body turns a gray petrified color and grows into a grotesque true final boss form. It says in a dispassionate voice that it is Gaia Guildy and it will do everything it takes to bring back the ultimate twintails to their leader. Red notices the only part that seemed spoken with any sentiment was the bit about the leader and figures Valkyria's ego is completely gone. Mermaid explains that Valkyria asked her to make sure the mission was fulfilled so she's come to have Valkyria herself turn into one of her revived warriors. Mermaid raises the spear and out comes black particles that transform into blackened elemarian copies - hollow elemarians. She tells them Gaia guildy will not stop and bring about an end to this world so if Red wants this to be all over she has to destroy Gaia guildy. She also has four more warp gates pop in. A hooded God A Sword elemarian steps out of each one and they all bear the same creepy air about them that the frankensteined elemarian Hydra Guildy did. Since Red is still looking plenty healthy Mermaid Guildy wants her to fight as hard as she can but someone else chimes in says they're plenty healthy too. Yuno blazes in her tailgear with usual grand introduction to Mermaid's shock as the latter asks how she got out of the cuffs. Yuno answers that those would have a limit so she just went all out with the full power of her full power. Mermaid facepalms saying she should have analyzed that armor while she had the chance. Drag Guildy asks Yuno if that's really him and Yuno's glad he could tell it was Phoenix Guildy he was talking to. He remarks that this form of a ponytailed girl was the peak he talked about before. Yuno tells Mermaid she used her to cause a lot of trouble for the twintails so she's gonna have to make up for the mess.
Chapter 7 - The Twintails of Miracles
>Yuno immediately fires off a pent up kick finisher and destroys 3 of the hooded elemarians and detransforms back into Phonix Guildy form. The last elemarian is in his arms and he removes the cloak to reveal a brainwashed Swan Guildy. Mermaid Guildy demonstrates pays it no mind and explains that the hollow elemarians have no will of their own but have similar elemera stealing properties to Yggdrasil's red spores. She says so long as the originals are alive she can make as many self-replicating hollow elemarian copies as she needs to gather elemera energy and destroy worlds so the living ones can just go become neets. She gloats that the spear in her hand is the key to it all but none of them can destroy it since Red would be murdering the revived elemarians and she's too noble to do it, Phoenix is recognized as part of the system and can't damage it and Drag Guildy can't because he's one of the revived elemarians himself. A voice rings out declaring that while they can't, he can. It's Swan Guildy. His brainwashing came undone at seeing Drag Guildy again and he grabs the spear from Mermaid. Mermaid can't believe just the sight of Drag Guildy was enough to undo it and taunts him that he won't do it since it'll mean he's going to be one to murder his friends. He declares that he will not impose this burden on Tail Red and that an elemarian problem should be take care of by elemarian. Drag Guildy approves of his decision and Swan pours in his powers and breaks it in half saying that his comrades can take it out on him when he gets to hell himself. Swan and Drag Guildy have a nice little reunion where the latter says seeing how he's grown brings him as much joy as getting to meet with Tail Red again. Mermaid laughs it off and says the plan's gone haywire but she'll let it slide thanks to the fujo material the teacher and student just provided her. She bids them goodbye and says she'll come back again for a visit when the world's turned black and overrun by the hollow elemarians. That's when they notice the hollow elemarians have been multiplying in numbers and are doing so at a faster pace. Their numbers are so many now that Red is worried but then something happens to turn that right around. Warp gates start popping around them and out come the revived elemarians led Tyrano Guildy making their front against the hollow elemarians. He says they were on their way to the underworld but saw something was going here so they turned around. If there were any doubts before, they're gone as Tyrano declares that it'd be a disgrace to them if they let these demons be the ones to claim the light of the twintails. Drag Guildy happily assents to that reasoning and they begin the fight to save the world they came to invade. Gaia Guildy snatches Red out of the crowd and into the air but she focuses her power to get out of Gaia's hold.
>Drag Guildy tells Swan to pass on an order to Sparrow Guildy and the remaining survivors - "live". He wants Swan Guildy to see to it that their unit lives to see the end of this and asks Phoenix Guildy to get him out of there and take him back to the base. Phoenix agrees saying his buddy owes him quite a bit so he just has to grant this favor. Phoenix blazes off into the sky with Swan in arms and wishes Drag Guildy well as they leave. Tyrano and Drag Guildy bring out their twintail forms and begin fighting back to back to the others' admiration. Drag Guildy remarks that he's never going to lose Tyrano's pursuit but Tyrano shoots back that Drag Guildy just always happens to be heading the same way he's going. Drag Guildy acknowledges Tyrano's fighting prowess and magnificent twintails and Tyrano states Drag Guildy's are only second to him. Tyrano tells Drag Guildy to go after Tail Red. The latter asks if he's sure about that and Tyrano brags that he's already spent far more time basking in her love for him so he'll allow it only for today. Drag Guildy goes and Tyrano says he has someplace else he needs to be and bulldozes the hollow elemarians in his path and makes for the town.
>Blue's fighting off a massive amount of fatigue on top of her severely burned out tailgear from her fight with Valkyria but she's facing off against hollow elemarians in barely able to stand and delirious. She falls and it looks like that's it for her but then Yggdrasil Guildy bulldozes the hollows in front of her nonchalantly claiming that she's passing through. Rafflesia Guildy jumps off her to greet Blue and help stand her up by the shoulder. They banter for a bit while Blue learns what's up with the hollows and Rafflesia takesa whiff of her and says Blue smells way more like a bitch than ever before. Blue objects to her choice of words and says she could stand to put it in a more romantic light like before and say she smells of love. Rafflesia claims no memory of ever saying that. Noble Club break out their bikes and rampage through the hollows and Blue tells Rafflesia she was the most fun to fight against and tells her thanks for helping her out in tight spots so many times. Rafflesia tells her to shut it with the thanks since it makes her reek of meekness. Blue's filled with the energy to fight again and they get to clearing out the hollows.
>Brachio Guildy shows up to help Black and Mega Ne and he says Mega Ne's accent is as cute as ever. Longinus Guildy, the one who Souji defeated with just the blazer blade, is staring off into the dark skies to see a ball of fire erupt out of nowhere in the distance in admiration for the undying twintails. Brachio asks him what's up and he answers nothing and that he no longer has any grief bearing down on him. Ptera Guildy also shows up and Black and him have a moment where she says it's good to see him again and he in return says that it makes him happy to see the motherliness in her has grown. He leaves in a charge against the hollows screaming his battle cry, "MAAAAAMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA". The links up with Tricera Guildy who's sporting a mixed expression of happiness and lonesomeness. Ptera asks him if he's not going to go join Tyrano but he says that Tyrano's grown into a leader who can command an army now, he has no need for a snarky childhood friend to watch over him. Ptera remarks he's just not being honest and that bugging your childhood friend is just a pain. Tricera replies he couldn't be more right and it's enough to make him envious of how easy to understand a mothercon is. They get ready to clear the field and they decide to settle which of them is the unit true sub-commander by making it a competition of who can take out more hollows before they finally die again.
>Yellow gets her back-up in the form of Beetle and Stag Guildy, the brother elemarians of love. They came along with the rest of Beautiful Heart to pass on a usb stick to her containing the work they prepared for winter comiket. The technical jargon goes over her head but Yellow gladly aceepts and promises to see to it that their works will see the light of day. The two of them inquire upon her love life and asks if she's made any further developments with the one she's fallen for since that's the one lingering regret they had wanted an answer for when they died. She happily answers yes and says she's falling more and more in love with him everyday so progress is definitely coming along. The two of them are glad to hear that and high five each other at the answer to Yellow's confusion. They then combine into Heracles Guildy and tell Yellow to climb aboard. Yellow transforms into her fortress mode and they paint a fireworks show in the sky. The brothers tell her she's supposed to shoot, not strip on them but Yellow says she'll do what she wants.
>Off a bit in the distance Levia and Krake Guildy's units are clearing out elemarians. Krake Guildy dedicates his blade to his beautiful flatchested princess Tail Blue. Levia grudgingly admits that after seeing Blue recover and defeat Valkyria there's no way he can think nothing of flat chests. Krake Guildy rejoices that Levia is finally getting a glimpse of the light while he himself admires Yellow's bouncing assets from afar to Levia's approval. Their subordinates buffalo and bull guildy conclude together that breasts are to be appreciated big or small but their leaders call them idiots. Levia and Krake say that's a whole different mattter and staunchly declare that the true glory still lies in Cowtis and Flatchests respectively while they charge forwards together.
>Twirl and Mikoto are helping the citizens evacuate on separately. The former gets some people away from the hollows coming after them but after stumbling on some rubble she's forced to take cover between some masses of lumber. She asks why they're chasing after when she doesn't have any twintail elemera anymore and questions if they're out for lives on top of elemera. She throws out her helmet turned boomering at one but that doesn't stop another from trying reach in and grab her. She cries out Souji's name in fear and frustration at her powerlessness and things look bleak but then the one guy who can't read the mood that even the heavens tire of jumps in and cleaves away the hollows about to get her. Twirl is surprised to see Tyrano Guildy save her as he greets her as the Cosmic Yuri girl. He gallantly fends off the hollows away from her but ruins any coolness by constantly peeking back at her expectantly. She gets fed up asks what exactly is it he wants to say to her. He awkardly stutters out that he came to apologize for making her cry during their battles. A flabbergasted Twirl can't believe THAT's whay he came to do and he explains that in the end it wasn't elemera he stole but the tears that fell from her cheeks and he wants to make up for. This triggers Twirl and she glares at him with tears spilling out.
"What are you even trying to act cool for... Make it up to me? Don't make jokes like that!! You all get to have fun chats with your friends every single day... You get to talk about what you like, what's cute! That can never happen again in my homeworld! All of you, Ultimaguil destroyed my world!! Even those twintails you proudly grew out! I can never wear twintails ever again! I can't tie twintails up for my friends when they're crying!!"
"So you don't want to rob me of them now? You took my smile away from me along, long time ago! I'd rather be gone than if it means letting you help me!!"
Tyrano Guildy turns around to her and his eyes flash. He slashes at her and she closes her eyes only to realize she feels no pain. She opens them to see was targeting a hollow coming from behind her.
"...don't lie now. You've reclaimed your smile. It was that boy... Souji, right?"
Twirl tears flow out once again in frustration, a small amount of happiness, at this elemarian's rebuttal.
"I swore this oath of my own making! I will fight until your tears have dried up and gone... If you start crying all over again I'll never stop swinging this sword in this place now will I!!"
"If you still have that misunderstanding about me I will tell you that I am no trace of Yuri in me! There is no merit for you in helping me!!"
"The emperor does not see wrongly!"
"Do not say there is no Yuri just because you have fallen for a man! No matter how much looking in from the outside or how many detours you take... No, even if Yuri itself is the detour itself that much is fine too! All that needs to be is for that Yuri to have its moment to shine!!"
"...are you hitting on me just because Red-cahn moved on from you to Drag Guildy?"
"WAHAHAHA! This is no jest! Rotting or dried out, the advocator of Yuri does not use it as a pretext to move upon a woman for himself! Now then you, tell me your name!!"
"Twoearle... that's my name."
"Twoearle! The Yuri in you shines brilliantly. I stamp my seal approval on you!!"
"That's no stamp, that's a stigma! Am I supoosed to feel happy about that!?"
"You dead who have lost your hearts, come at me as you please! Come and engrave this name upon your missing hearts!! I am Tyrano Guildy! Chief Commander of Dino Rhombus of Ultimaguil's four trump forces and emperor of the greatness that is Yuri!"
>Red escapes Gaia Guildy's hold and tries to fight her but the barrier around her is too strong and she moves ridiculously fast for her size. Red tries to bring it down with a finisher but misses and the tailgear is at its utmost limit already. Drag Guildy shows up to help and asks Red if she's got no staying power if twintails aren't involved. Red asks what happened to the two of them never going to fight together. He states they won't and that he's come to put Valkyria to rest and that it's simply of case of the two of them fighting separately against a common enemy. The two of them get to it but Gaia starts flinging giant balls of energy at them and one grazes one of Red's ribbons putting her at risk detransforming unless she physically holds it together. Distracted by the handicap, a blast almost gets her but Drag Guildy puts himself in the way of fire and saves her. They both crash into the land and Red tries to help him as he leaks out elemera. He then touches her elemera orb slot and then her unbound twintail and spreads his elemera into them. She tells her to stop but be he says he's going to disappear in any case so he chooses to use up his elemera this way. A new elemera made ribbon forms around her twintail and a new hairclip power up item materializes in front of her. Red uses the one time item and shifts into a new mode that has ultimate chain at its foundation with some extra bits of elemarian themed armor, six extra wings forming behind and a stream of rainbow elemera flowing out instead of the usual red. She gets to fighting when the Yuri elemera orb activates on its own thanks to Drag Guildy. Red starts hearing the voices of the elemarians she's defeated channelling their power and abilities into her to fight off Gaia Guildy. Her blazer blades are out for the count so Arachne Guildy lends her his Amenomurakamo(read as Crossdressing Boy's Rod) and is goaded into wielding Tyrano Guildy's Arondnight when he starts sulking at her initial refusal. She initiates an aura pillar which manifests itself in the form of a ring of elemarian phantoms pinning down Gaia Guildy. She combines the two elemarian swords into one and as she gets ready unleash the finisher Drag Guildy tells her to think back on first battle and the swords get swarmed in light and fire that shapes itself like Drag Guildy's sword. Red finally finishes off Gaia with the newly named Dragonic Blazer attack. As Gaia is destoryed Red hears her say, "...Wonderful... As expected of the one the leader desires... the ultimate twintail".
Epilogue - A Promise Renewed
Back with Twirl and Tyrano Guildy, the hollows are gone and the whole area is a mess excvept for where Twirl stood behind Tyrano.
"Believe in twintails Twoearle. The man you love makes all lost twintails shine bright. Wouldn't it do you good for you to try believing in them one more time?"
"I apologize, for the things I said tou earlier. You came to help me so for that, thank y-"
As she says those words to him, a loud din stops her from finishing them. The holy sword Arondight drops out of his hands and into the the ground.
Fearing what she would see, she calls out for him behind her. She turns only to see Tyrano Guildy's twintails vanishing away into twinkles of light.
Twirl fights back the emotions welling up. If she were to cry again, the awkard yuri lover won't always be there for her.
Red sees of the last of the elemarians disappear and the elemaria binder she used disappears with them.
"Guess it's finally okay to say... man I'm beaaaat~~~~"
"Be proud as you like. You lot have managed to stop divine punishment in its tracks after all."
Red and Drag Guildy are sitting back to back and twintails to twintails to each other.
"I just borrowed the powers you all lent me Drag Guildy."
"...they weren't lent to you. To stand and fight together, it wasn't such a thing for strangers to do for one another. It was..."
"A lot's happend since that time... Back then, I used to rely on just the armor... just this Tailgear alone. But now, I've gotten pretty at tying up twintails you know."
"Hm. That is something I'll have to ask you to show me."
"If I undid them completely to tie them over again, this armor is going to end up disappearing. That could turn out pretty badly for me..."
"That's a shame..."
"It really is. On top of that..."
Words kept coming out of me non-stop from there. Sorry Twoearle. Drag Guildy had a hand to play in the vengeance you want to take for your and Isuna's world. It's just for now... just for a little bit. Won't you let chat idly by with him like this. Won't you let me talk twintails with him...
"Listen Tail Red... Now is not the time."
His almost chiding words take me aback.
"There is only one occasion when you should be crying. At the very end of the end.... The time will come for you to cry as a leader. Parting is not a lonesome matter... Cry tears of happiness for twintails."
"Yeah. You didn't need to say so... No tears will be coming out here."
After all, I did finally see a promise fulfill itself. The hurdle for next time's gone down by a lot.
"My twintails are my bonds. That's why..."
That's why it's a sure thing. Our twintails... they're going connect us together again one day.
"Drag Guildy... See you again in the next life."
"Tail Red. As long as you love twintails... even things like that might just happen."
The warmth of the formiddable back behind me disappears.
I let my twintails sway to the idle wind. It's as if they were a departing friend and rival's way of waving goodbye.
I have some funny words to swear by to the invaders... I entrust them to the light making its way to the heavens.
"I'm going to keep on fighting. Until that day comes, I'll make sure to protect the twintails of this world."