She's way too strong...!!
Even when I took everything way past my limits, it still wasn't enough to win against her ponytail...!!
"You should understand now, Tail Red. With the way you are now, you don't stand a chance against me or the elemarians coming up ahead. And to pursue even more strength, you'd be stupid enough to lose sight of yourself to chase after it. You're cornered in from all sides."
It must have used up a fair amount of stamina.
You could say I was forcing a prototype so the operational time was cut down.
Yuno undoes her transformation and returns to her Phoenix Guildy form.
"...what are you doing pulling at your own twintails? There's no way someone who doesn't look after their own twintails would be able to protect all the twintails in their world!!"
Nice words... Coming from someone who used all that ridiculous power to greet someone who couldn't win even by straining his twintails...
Phoenix Guildy's gaze shifts from looking down on me and towards the inner area of the construction site.
It can't be Twoearle... She was running desperately towards us even now.
Wounds ran down all over his body almost as if he had just come from a battle.
I feel a grim and heavy omen come over me but I can't even stand.
Who was he fighting... What happened in that fight...!?
Even if I wanted call out to him, exhaling was all I could manage.
Phoenix hummed through his nose and spoke.
"A sneak attack... that doesn't seem to be case. So you've overcome your own lousy death as well as the death of your subordinate... For the no. 1 most cowardly great emperor of Ultimaguil, that's quite the manly mug you got on you Mister Tyrano Guildy!!"
"Hmph! What good does it do you to bellow out that colorful warrior name! You are exhausting the emperor's grace...!!"
Tyrano Guildy directs his gaze towards the untransformed me on the floor.
"What have you got in mind then, oh captain of the execution corps? You gonna fight me?"
Without saying a single word, Tyrano Guildy keeps on walking... and breaks into a dash straight towards me.
I lie in between the two of them. Phoenix Guildy won't make it.
From inside my hollow consciousness, I see him bring out that abominable elemera robbing ring.
"For my friends! For my colleagues! Let our greatest wish be granted here and now!!"
I watch on like a stranger would as the ring closes in on my own body.
As fleetingly as the night breeze on my skin would, the ring passes right through me in an instant.
A great shock runs through my entire body as if to tear my soul to shreds and scatter it to all directions.
"...this is supposed to be painless and yet you look to be in agony... Tail Red... Boy, it seems that you were in an unimaginably perilous position..."
Without the slightest consideration he stows away the ring and removes it from sight.
What the... Wa-was that...
Just like that... my elemera was stolen...!?
My twintails were stolen away from me...!?
"...you bastard! You just took it without fighting for it!? Do you really think your colleagues are just going to go along with that!?"
"This is the way of Emperor! The way of the one they praise as Ultimaguil's number one at not taking a hint!!"
"Tail Red's twintail elemera... Did you really think I was just going to stand here and let you have it?"
"...I will not stand here and be questioned by some rebel...!!"
Phoenix Guildy and Tyrano Guildy glare daggers at each other.
Did I enjoy myself so much when there was a fire lighting up heart until just some moments ago?
My body is as cold as ice.
It feels like my heart was ripped right out of my body. Like every last drop of blood was squeezed out of me.
It was as if I were devoid of life itself. I tried to get up but I only fell down again.
To protect the twintails that belonged to someone dear to me... I couldn't protect my own treasured twintails.
Joy... anger... sorrow... even pleasure. I can't feel any of them.
A gray cloud has descended over my heart.
A hollow feeling slowly marches out across my body like a trail of ants.
I never felt this before, this feeling of being dominated by despair.
My heart fills up with nothingness.
They are powerless...