DISCLAIMER: I DO NOT OWN ANY OF THE RWBY, DEVIL MAY CRY OR KAMEN RIDER SERIES. THEY ALL BELONG TO THEIR OWNERS
It had been a week since they got Force Edge and Ruby/Symbol was manning the desk. She had wanted to cook a good dinner, but thanks to the lack of ingredients she had forced her brother to go shopping. “I wish something exciting would happen.”
Ask and ye shall receive! At that moment, a blonde woman on a motorcycle burst through the door, taking the door clean off its hinges. She then stepped off the motorcycle and strutted forward.
Ruby/Symbol gave the woman an angry gaze. From her red hair, blue eyes behind dark sunglasses, fair skin, curves, and shapely and revealing outfit, she might as well have been designed to get Dante's attention. She even somewhat resembled the picture Dante kept in the office of his late mother. (He had gone back to paradise and taken the picture from the wall.)
Ruby/Symbol, on the other hand, wasn't impressed. "Whatever else you came for, I'm adding 500 to you bill to fix the damn door which you broke down!"
The woman paused, apparently not having expected such an unwelcoming response, or, from the way she was staring at Ruby/Symbol, an armoured being. "I'm, looking for the handyman?" she asked cautiously. "The one who'll take on...any dirty job?"
"That's us.” Ruby/Symbol replied. "Devil May Cry. What can we do for ya?"
The woman paused again. "I'm, looking for Dante."
"He isn’t in." Ruby/Symbol countered simply. "If you got a job, you can tell me. We take jobs together."
The woman growled. "I'm here to talk to Dante."
"Tough." Ruby/Symbol snapped snidely.
Angrily, the woman thrust forward with her hand, sending a stream of lightning at Ruby/Symbol.
[MAGIC TOUCHIE HENSHIN: CHAIN RESILIENT ENERGY STABLE AQUA PLEASE!] Who smashed her fist into the ground. [MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: RESILIENT MAGIC PLEASE!] A wall of iron burst from the ground, blocking the lightning.
The woman's eyes went wide. “What the-?!”
[MAGICAL TOUCH HENSHIN: GIGA PLEASE: BREAK THROUGH THE ICE!] Ruby/Symbol dove around the wall and thrust Cerberus’ spear head forwards, icey blue aura gathering around it. [MAGICAL TOUCH SPELL: GIGA: B RANK SPELL!] A beam of ice fired from the tip that the woman was only just able to doge, her motorbike on the other hand wasn’t so lucky
"Your not going to get a discount for that!" Ruby/Symbol pointed out. "You attacked me, after all."
"I don't care what sort of power you have." She snarled in defiance. "I am here for the Son of Sparda."
"Then you’ll have to make do with the Daughter of Sparda!!" Ruby/Symbol snarled back in anger. "Your not getting anywhere near my brother if you gonna behave like this!"
The woman stared in shock. "You're, his sister?" she asked in surprise.
"Yup!" Ruby/Symbol replied. "And I’m not letting you or anyone else try and kill my brother on my wa-"
"Then I am not your enemy!" The woman interrupted, standing with her hands spread. She removed her sunglasses.
Ruby/Symbol snorted. "If you came to hire us, then you went about it completely the wrong way! And if your trying to get into my brothers pants, then your trying way to hard! " Ruby/Symbol looked her over disdainfully. "No need to show that much skin. It gets him suspicious a lot faster than it gets him horny."
[MAGICAL TOUCH HENSHIN: ACTIVE PLEASE: LET’S GO THROUGH THE LIGHTNING!] "Unless you count his Nephilim Trigger." Nevan pointed out. "He'd certainly pull that out for trying to hurt Ruby."
Ruby grumbled under her breath about stupid over protective brothers.
[MAGICAL TOUCH HENSHIN: SWIFT PLEASE: DASH THROUGH THE FIRE AND WIND!] "If you want to share his bed, being nice to Ruby works better!" Agni spoke up as he appeared on Ruby/Symbol’s back.
"Indeed!" Rudra agreed from in front of his brother. "In the past ten years, no less than 50 young ladies have shared the Young Master's bed after squealing over Young Mistress' adorable countenance."
Ruby/Symbol snorted. "Course, sis has been a frequent visitor."
"SIS!? Sparda as another daughter?!" the woman asked, confused.
[MAGICAL TOUCH HENSHIN: ACTIVE PLEASE: LET’S GO THROUGH THE LIGHTNING!] "That's what Ruby calls Lady, a frequent friend and companion of Dante." Nevan explained.
The lightning wielding stranger sighed. "Well...I'm Trish. And I'm here to ask for Dante's and your help, to put an end to the Underworld."
Nevan, Agni, and Rudra were silent. Ruby/Symbol frowned. "Bull and shit!"
"What?" Trish demanded.
"An end to the Underworld? What next, a pleasant journey to Rainbow Land?" Ruby/Symbol spat. "The Underworld is an entire dimension of its own, and Earth's balance relies on its existence. Destroying one would doom the other! Now what do you REALLY want to ask for here?”
Trish sighed. "Mundus the demon king of the Underworld seeks to open the gate between this world and the Underworld on Mallet Island."
"Oh." Ruby/Symbol replied, nodding understanding. "It's the Temen-ni-gru scenario again. This is some demon Sparda beat a long while ago, and now he's trying to break through again, so you want Dante and I to go kick his ass back to hell?"
Surprised at how easily Ruby/Symbol accepted this, Trish nodded.
Ruby/Symbol turned to Nevan. "Would Mundus’ attempt at manifesting be enough for you ta resume your demonic form?"
"Not for combat unless he fully manifests." Nevan replied. "But for short periods of time outside of combat, yes."
"Good," Ruby/Symbol replied. "If we get the chance on the island, I'll ask bro if you can gimme a bath."
Nevan squealed happily.
Trish merely stared. "You, are very strange."
"Said the woman with lightning demon powers to the talking armoured creature with super powers." Ruby/Symbol pointed out. "I'd say strange is a relative term here."
"What the fuck happened to our door?!" Dante demanded as he stepped inside, his arms full of groceries.
"We got a new client!" Ruby/Symbol said. "Her name's Trish, she looks like mom, she's got demon power, I don't completely trust her, and she wants us to kill Mundus, an old enemy of dad!" Ruby/Symbol grabbed the bags of groceries. "Make sure she stays fer dinner! I'm making cookies!" With that, she pranced off into the kitchen.
"Cookies!" All the demonic weapons yelled out happily, Cerberus visibly licking his three sets of lips in eagerness.
Trish looked at Dante in confusion. "She, did hear the part about the portal to the underworld opening, right? The forces of hell swarming out to consume the Earth and all that?"
"It's not her first one," Dante replied. "She was still in a kid when she first fought Mundus. Besides, her cookies are to die for!" Grabbing Trish by the arm, he dragged her to the dining room. "We'll leave in the morning."
Helplessly, Trish let herself be dragged along.
"Your still paying for the door!" Ruby/Symbol yelled at her from the kitchen.
Then it registered what Trish had said. “MUNDUS?!”
They arrived on Mallet Island with Ruby/Symbol and Dante still trying to figure out how the hell Mundus was still alive. Dante booted open the massive gate.
"The castle is above this cliff." Trish explained. "Come on, let's go!" She then proceeded to leap up the cliff, clearing it in a single jump.
Dante stared after her as the gate closed behind them before turning to head up the path. He paused when he realized Ruby/Symbol was still standing by the door, scratching her faceplate. "Ruby?"
Ruby/Symbol frowned in thought. "Nevan, is there enough demonic magical field to manifest?"
"No." Nevan replied. "In fact, there's barely any."
"Then we're still early enough to make a difference," Dante pointed out.
"But then how did Trish know what was going on?" Ruby/Symbol demanded.
Shrugging, Dante began ascending up the path.
Growling to herself, his sister followed followed. They ran up the path and through a hole in the wall that sealed after them. “Well that isn’t suspicious at all.” Ruby/Symbol pointed out with sarcasm thick in her voice.
“Guess the hosts don’t want any guests leaving.” Stated Dante.
“Looks like this will be just like old times.” Commented Ruby/Symbol.
“Not quite.” Replied Dante as he read the inscriptions on the door (Ruby/Symbol had taught him how to). “We need to gather a certain amount of demonic essence for the door to open.”
[MAGICAL TOUCH HENSHIN: GIGA PLEASE: BREAK THROUGH THE ICE!] The giga glyph rose up through her. [MAGIC TOUCHIE HENSHIN: PUNCH DRILL GATLING QUAKE PLEASE!] As did the other four glyphs. [MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: VERY NICE: PUNCH DRILL GATLING QUAKE MAGIC : THE BEST!] There was a loud crunch and Dante turned around just in time to see Ruby/Symbol smash the doors hinges (Which the barrier didn’t cover) making the door fall open.
She smirked “No, we don’t.”
Dante gave a chuckle as he followed his sister.
The next room had a door and a large iron gate. “Looks like we’ll need a key to open this.” Ruby/Symbol glanced at Cerberus. “You were right about this being tradition.” They ran through the door. Up a spiral staircase and jumped through a hole in the ceiling. Standing there was a marionette and was holding a key.
Dante coked his head to the side. “Huh? So the key, really was a key.”
“Well, this isn’t suspicious at all.” Muttered Ruby/Symbol. Dante gave her a look and she gestured to the marionette. “We need a key to open a gate and find it less than a minute later? How much do you want to bet the second we take the key this thing’s gonna come to life and attack us?”
“No bet.” Replied Dante he reached out to take the key and they both jumped back. After a few second nothing happened. “Huh, what do you know?”
They both turned around and walked away, when Ruby/Symbol glanced over her shoulder. “Dante! Look out!”
Dante drew both Rebellion and Force Edge. Twin death coil was identical to the normal Death Coil but with two swords instead of one. The puppet was torn into pieces.
Ruby/Symbol saw a second puppet drop down from the ceiling and the quake ring was exchanged with the furnace ring before the right shift lever was pressed. [MAGIC TOUCHIE HENSHIN: PUNCH DRILL GATLING FURNACE PLEASE!] The punch, drill, gatling and furnace glyphs appeared under her and rose up through her as the driver played the sound of a boxing bell, a drill revving, a gatling gun firing and flames whooshing. Her chestplate now bore four logos in a square shape. The bottom left corner was a dark red fist, the upper left corner was a dark purple drill, the upper right corner was a green gatling gun and the logo in the bottom right corner was a red flame. They were connected by a neon green square with each logo forming a corner. Her shoulder armour turned red with green outlines, while her forearm armour became purple with red outlines. On the back of each hand was four silver pipes with holes along them and each had a pair of green spinning barrel connected to the back. Coming out of the end of each pipe was a silver drill. These are the Rapid Fire Drillers.
Ruby/Symbol pressed the right shift lever one time and the punch glyph flashed in front of the driver. [MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: PUNCH MAGIC PLEASE!] Her left fist burst into flames and Ruby/Symbol punched forwards sending the marionette flying back with sparks coming from the impact point.
Then the right shift lever was pressed two times, making the gatling glyph flash in front of the driver. [MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: GATLING MAGIC PLEASE!] The Marionette looked up just in time to see her right arm get covered in green fire and she punched the demon. Only the first came over her arms and turned into a pair of green fists made from the flames, sending the demon flying back with micro explosions going off around its body before it exploded.
They jumped back down and were attacked by another marionette that had been lying on the ground. Rebellion transformed into Arbiter, while Force Edge became Osiris. Dante slammed the demonic axe into the ground and wave of demonic energy erupted from it, throwing the demon into the air. He jumped after it. Then slashed at it with Osiris.
As the badly weakened demon fell back to the ground the Kamen Rider pressed the right shift lever two times, making the drill glyph flash in front of the driver. [MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: DRILL MAGIC PLEASE!] Purple fire came from the holes in the pipes and wrapped around Ruby/Symbol’s arm, forming into the shape of a drill. “Hah!” She punched forwards sending the drill at the demon, it slammed into the Marionette’s gut and made the monster start spinning before said monster exploded.
They ran back up the spiral staircase and back into the first room, opening a blue door with the key. Dante quickly found a stone circle shaped seal, hidden behind a pair of armoured suits and smashed it several times with Rebellion, making it light up and the floor drop down.
“Woah!” Shouted Ruby/Symbol as they were taken to a chamber, in which several Marionettes dropped from the ceiling. “Let's destroy these puppets!” [MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: FURANCE MAGIC PLEASE!] She cupped her hands, building up an orbs of flame and fired it in a stream that turned two of the wooden puppets into ashes.
“Fire should work.” Rebellion and Force Edge transformed into Eryx, only this time a pair of fists made of flame were floating just above the demonic fists, following their every movement. Dante started tearing his way through the Marionette’s each double punch tearing the demons into bits and burning their ashes to the ground.
[MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: VERY NICE: PUNCH DRILL GATLING FURNACE MAGIC: THE BEST!] Red, purple and green fire came from the holes in the pipes. “DANTE MOVE!” The fire spun into a pair of massive drills that encircled her arms before Ruby/Symbol punched forwards. Dante rolled to the side as the drills shot off his sisters arms and slammed into the demons, burning all of them into ashes.
More of the marionette’s came from the doors in the room. [MAGICAL TOUCH HENSHIN: ACTIVE PLEASE: LET’S GO THROUGH THE LIGHTNING!] The active glyph unfolded to her left and moved through her. [MAGIC TOUCHIE HENSHIN: CHAIN RESILIENT GRAPPLE BOOST BIND PLEASE!] All five glyphs appeared to her left and moved through her. [MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: BOOST MAGIC PLEASE!] Seeing one of the Marionette’s with a shotgun about to fire at her, purple aura gathered around her right leg as Ruby/Symbol spun around for a spin kick. Her heel left a trail of purple aura that blocked all of the bullets when they hit it.
[MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: BIND MAGIC PLEASE!] The Assault Bind Chain glowed before pulling back and shooting forwards, spearing through the demonic puppet.
Ruby/Symbol saw that were the still a lot of puppets left. [MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: VERY NICE: CHAIN RESILIENT GRAPPLE BOOST BIND MAGIC: THE BEST!] Ruby/Symbol pulled back her arm as the Assault Bind Chain glowed before punching forwards. The chain shot forward several times, spearing through several of Marionettes. Then the Assault Grapple Chains started to glow, before Ruby/Symbol threw her arm out to the side, sending them shooting off in a circle, they quickly wrapped loosely around the demons before she jerked her hand back, making the circle quickly tighten. Purple and grey aura covered the Protective Jumper Grieves as Ruby/Symbol crotched and jumped! She reached the ceiling and came back down as the aura formed into a large grey fall of energy under her feet which she used to crush the demons.
Dante drew Rebellion and Force Edge, the both transformed into Aquila, expect with twice the swords, Dante now had twice the number of stars, resulting in four angelic throwing stars. Dante shouted as he threw all four stars that wrapped around several of the Marionette’s with daggers.
Dante pulled out his white and black hand cannons. He opened fire sending a swarm of bullets that tore one of the Marionettes into pieces.
As he did so the others broke free and took swings at him. Rebellion shifted into the angelic grapple line. He hooked onto the ceiling and pulled himself away. Cancelling the lift he pulled out Ebony and Ivory once more and flipped over while spinning. Dante pulled the triggers and started raining bullets down on the Marionette’s destroying several.
Landing on the ground the Nephilim was forced to duck under the swing of a Marionette using a pendulum blade. Aquila turned back into Force Edge and Rebellion. He started stabbing the demons repeatedly with both swords, ending on a single strong stab that made two of them shatter into wood chips.
He turned to another Marionette and started slashing it to firewood.
Then the turned to the puppet with the pendulum blade. “Let's fight range with range.” Rebellion and Force Edge transformed into the angelic scythe Osiris. Dante ran forwards with one of the scythe slashing out in a horizontal slash. Then he brought the other one around in several slashes that left angelic blue gashes on the demon.
Then the Nephilim jumped into the air. Before hooking both Osiris down under the demon and pulling up ripping the Marionette in half.
They went back up the elevator, only to be attacked by several more puppets!
[MAGICAL TOUCH HENSHIN: SWIFT PLEASE: DASH THROUGH THE FIRE AND WIND! MAGIC TOUCHIE HENSHIN: ARROW BLADE TURBO PLEASE! MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: TURBO MAGIC PLEASE!] The Charged Crossbow was covered in brown aura that turned into the image of a buzzsaw. Three of the Marionettes leaped at the Kamen Rider but were cut in half by the Charged Crossbow.
Dante drew Rebellion and Force Edge with the latter turning into Osiris. He swung upwards with Rebellion, sending one of the Marionette's into the air. He jumped after it and slashed at the demon with Osiris, turning it to firewood.
One of the Marionette's that held a shotgun took aim at Dante. [MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: BLADE MAGIC PLEASE!] Only for Ruby/Symbol to fire a pair of buzzsaws that were spiralling around each other. They cut the demon’s arms off.
The turbo ring was swapped for the zoomer ring and the right shift lever was pressed. [MAGIC TOUCHIE HENSHIN: ARROW BLADE ZOOMER PLEASE! MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: ARROW MAGIC PLEASE!] Ruby/Symbol rolled out of the way of an attack and took aim with the Blade Bow. She fired an arrow that shifted into a large buzzsaw, cutting the demon’s head off.
Dante jumped into the air as Rebellion and Force Edge once more took on the shape of Aquila. He threw out the stars, they wrapped around several of the Marionettes and pulled them into the air.
Then she spun around the stars following the movements of his arms, cutting the demons to pieces.
Five Marionette's dropped down from the ceiling, surrounding Ruby/Symbol.
[MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: BLADE MAGIC PLEASE!] Several buzzsaws appeared in flashes of orange and circled the Kamen Rider, cutting up the demons. The swift ring swapped itself for the giga ring and the left shift lever pressed itself.
[MAGICAL TOUCH HENSHIN: GIGA PLEASE: BREAK THROUGH THE ICE! MAGIC TOUCHIE HENSHIN: PUNCH HAMMER TERRA QUAKE PLEASE! MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: HAMMER MAGIC PLEASE!] Ruby/Symbol pulled back her arm as grey aura covered it. Then slammed her fist into the ground, sending out a shockwave of grey aura that threw several Marionette's into the air.
Dante pulled out the shotgun and filled most of them with lead. Five more of the demons that were armed with shotgun dropped from the ceiling at the other end of the room.
[MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: TERRA MAGIC PLEASE!] Brown aura gathered around the Hitting Chain Piston Gauntlet. Ruby/Symbol pulled her arms back and swung them forwards, firing the aura off in four lines that resembled chainsaws.
She turned around just in time to see Dante smash Arbiter down, crushing a Marionette under it blade. “Don’t drop your guard!” He shouted.
“Your one to talk!” [MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: QUAKE MAGIC PLEASE!] Ruby/Symbol shoved her brother to the side, out of the path of a pendulum blade that would have taken his head off and punched the demon in the face. The piston fired sending out an orange shockwave of force that destroyed the demons head
“Touchie.” Muttered Dante as he shot a demon that was creeping up behind his sister. “You were saying?”
Ruby/Symbol rolled her len’s.
Dante got another blue orb fragment and they walked through a door.
They ran through the door and were attacked by a swarm of Marionettes. [MAGICAL TOUCH HENSHIN: ACTIVE PLEASE: LET’S GO THROUGH THE LIGHTNING!] “These things are creepy!” Shouted Ruby/Symbol as she transformed into the active style. The slasher, resilient, energy, boost and aqua rings slid themselves onto the driver’s thumb, index, middle, ring and little fingers. Then she pressed the right shift lever. [MAGIC TOUCHIE HENSHIN: SLASHER RESILIENT ENERGY BOOST AQUA PLEASE!] The driver played the sound of claws slashing, a bond noise, light bell chimes, a spring sound and a water splashing sound as the five glyph appeared to her right, passing through her.
The neon red A in the centre of her chest plate was now surrounded by a neon red ring, with five logos on it. If lines were drawn between them, then they would form into the points of a star. The top logo was of three green claws. The upper right logo was of a grey circle shield and the lower right logo was a light blue energy sign. The lower left logo was a purple boot and the upper left logo was of a dark blue propeller. Ruby/Symbol’s shoulder armour turned dark green, with light blue outline and a dark blue spike coming from them. While her forearm armour turned grey and had purple outlines. She now wore purple shin armour with dark purples sides and a golden line separating the two. Purple anklets with a vertical gold line cutting through the centre of them adorned her ankles and her boots had turned dark purple with dark blue outlines and light purple armour on the top of them. Coming out of the top of the shin armour was three ocean blue pipes. These are the Liquid Grieves. Coming out of the back of her hand were three grey claws that had light blue outlines and hummed with energy. These are the Wide Range Claws.
[MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: SLASHER MAGIC PLEASE!] The Wide Range Claws glowed green and extended as Ruby/Symbol used them to cut up a pair of demons. Then slash a third in half.
Dante drew his demonic gun. He fired several needles into one of the Marionettes and ran forward with Eryx.
His fist smashed into the demon and sent it flying back has he pulled out the demonic gun once more. The Nephilim pulled the second trigger, making the needles explode and take out several demons.
Seeing a Marionette with a shotgun take aim, Ruby/Symbol hit the right shift lever tiece. [MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: RESILIENT MAGIC PLEASE!] She crossed the Wide Range Claws and they glowed grey before expanding, making a shield which the bullets bounced off.
She ran forwards as they glowed grey and returned to normal. [MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: ENERGY MAGIC PLEASE!] Then the claws glowed light blue and lengthened, merging together and forming a single large claws with the edges pointing outwards. She used them to cut a pair of Dagger Marionette’s in half. Then rammed a claw through a third puppet demon and threw it at another two.
[MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: BOOST MAGIC PLEASE!] She crouched and the Liquid Grieves fired a blast of water into the ground, shooting the rider forwards, she turned in the air.
[MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: AQUA MAGIC PLEASE!] Then coated her foot in ocean blue water and kicked the demons, then impact send out a blue shockwave that smashed them into a wall, crushing both of the Dagger Marionettes.
Dante shifted both Rebellion and Force Edge into Osiris and slashed at several demons, making his arms look like blurs before sending with a pair double downwards slashes.
Having beat all of the Marionettes they ran up some stairs and took a right turn. In front of them was a statue of a woman with a sword through her chest.
“That swords looks like it can be removed.” Stated Ruby/Symbol. With a shrugged she reached out to pull the blade free.
Suddenly, it sparked with lightning and pulled itself out, driving itself through Ruby/Symbol’s stomach! It had been aiming for her heart, but she had been able to twist away in time.
Had this happened a few months ago, Dante would have been worried now though: “Are you gonna lay about all day? Or get up?”
[MAGICAL TOUCH HENSHIN: TO THE MAX: RISING UP: SYMBOL RISING!] “Slave driver!” Muttered Ruby/Symbol as the sword was forced from her stomach when she transformed. She reached up a caught the blade, making it transform. It had a black handle with the edge being silver. The main body was dark blue, with silver outlines and an orange hand print in the centre of it. The blade was dark blue with the edge being silver while the back was black and shaped line a coil of wire. This is Alastor.
Ruby/Symbol swung the blade around a couple of times, getting a feel for it. “I’d say nice to meet you Alastor, but your not talking to me for some reason.”
[MAGICAL TOUCH HENSHIN: ACTIVE PLEASE: LET’S GO THROUGH THE LIGHTNING!] “He’s like that.” Growled Nevan.
They ran through a door and into a library with a tree in it. Dante got a rusty key from a grim reaper portrait. Then they went out of the library, down a flight of stars and through a door that needed the rusty key to open. Once they were through, a white barrier sealed the doors and marionettes dropped from the ceiling.
Ruby/Symbol swore in pain as a Pendulum Marionette attacked her. [MAGICAL TOUCH SPELL: ACTIVE: E RANK SPELL!] Red lightning covered both of Nevan’s blades as she cut the demon in half with two swings, making it explode.
Dante slashed upwards with Rebellion and force edge, sending another Marionette into the air.
Then he shifted Rebellion into the angelic grapple line. The hooked onto the demon and pulled himself after it. Then she delivered several spinning slashes with Forced Edge, ending on an upwards slash that sent both halves the Marionette further into the air. He dropped to the ground and pulled out his shotgun. The blew another pair of demons to piece with the shotgun.
[MAGIC TOUCHIE HENSHIN: CHAIN DEFEND ENERGY STABLE AQUA PLEASE!] All five glyphs appeared to Ruby/Symbol’s right and moved through her. [MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: CHAIN MAGIC PLEASE!] The Hard Water Cutter was covered in water as Ruby/Symbol slashed forwards and sent a crescent of water at the demonic puppet, cutting it in half and waterlogging two more.
[MAGICAL TOUCH SPELL: ACTIVE: B RANK SPELL!] She drew Nevan’s right blade and fired a beam of red lightning from it, electrocuting both of the waterlogged puppets.
A Shotgun Marionette fired at her. [MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: ENERGY MAGIC PLEASE!] The bullets were stopped by a wall of light blue aura.
[MAGICAL TOUCH HENSHIN: SWIFT PLEASE: DASH THROUGH THE FIRE AND WIND! MAGICAL TOUCH SPELL: SWIFT: C RANK SPELL!] Then Angi’s chamber gave a report as she fired a single red bullet, just as the aura wall went down, blowing the Shotgun Marionette’s shotgun to pieces.
[MAGICAL TOUCH SPELL: SWIFT: B RANK SPELL!] Then the demon itself was shredded by a barrage of blue bullets.
Ruby/Symbol saw several Marionette's drop from the ceiling then leap at her with daggers ready for downwards stabs. [MAGIC TOUCHIE HENSHIN: WING BLADE ZOOMER PLEASE!] Only for the Kamen Rider to take flight and the puppet demons to crash into each other. [MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: BLADE MAGIC PLEASE!] She flapped her wings, sending several razor sharp feathers shooting at the demons, tearing them to pieces.
Dante stabbed several more puppets filling them with holes via the two swords of Sparda. Then he slammed Rebellion turned Arbiter into another Marionette crushing it.
[MAGICAL TOUCH HENSHIN: BURST PLEASE: CAST THE SPELL OF LIGHT! MAGICAL TOUCH SPELL: BURST: A RANK SPELL!] The staff with the C on the end of it glowed as it summoned several spheres of wind around her and orbited the Kamen Rider, destroying several more of the Dagger Marionettes.
Dante transformed Force Edge into Osiris and slashed at several of the Pendulum Marionettes, before ending in a single, hard, downwards slash making all of them shatter.
Ten more of the puppet like demons dropped from the ceiling and took aim with their shotguns.
But Ruby/Symbol had seen them. [MAGICAL TOUCH SPELL: BURST: C RANK SPELL!] The staff with the tuning fork on the end of it fired a beam of fire that Ruby/Symbol drew along the line of demons, burning all of them to ash.
Another swarm of Marionettes with daggers, shotguns and pendulum blades dropped from the ceiling.
“This is getting silly!” Growled Ruby/Symbol. [TOUCH TO COMBINE: ADVANCED: 05: BRAKER! BLOCKER! BOUNDER! BLASTER!] The advanced glyph appeared in front of her and moved through the Kamen Rider transforming her into the advanced style. She drew Alastor, now back in his normal form which was a pitch blade board sword with a dragon head for a guard, the blade coming from the mouth. “Lets see how well you do, Alastor!” Shouted the Kamen Rider.
“...” Was Alastor’s answer.
Ruby/Symbol sighed. “Still not talking to me huh?” [TOUCH TO CAST THE NEXT LEVEL: ALASTOR BREAKER SPELL!] Red lightning covered the blade as she swung it down, cutting one on the demons in half, then swung it across, bisecting three more.
Dante crouched as both his swords became angelic scythes. He channelled angelic power into them as the demons with daggers leaped up and came back down to stab him. Then he jumped, spinning. The scythe’s created angelic wind that pulled them demons into the air, letting the scythes slash at them more and more, until they shattered.
[TOUCH TO CAST THE NEXT LEVEL: ALASTOR BLOCKER SPELL!] Ruby/Symbol threw Alastor, it spun through the air, cutting several of the Marionettes into pieces.
The sword returned and the Kamen Rider caught it. [TOUCH TO CAST THE NEXT LEVEL: ALASTOR BOUNDER SPELL!] Lightning covered the blade as she ran forwards stabbed most of the demons into pieces.
Ruby/Symbol braked saw that there were three left, all with shotguns aiming at Dante in a line. “Too easy!” [TOUCH TO CAST THE NEXT LEVEL: ALASTOR BLASTER SPELL!] She threw Alastor into the air and as he came back down she slammed her palm into the base of his hilt sending him shooting forwards, piercing all three demons.
“Glad that's over.” Stated Dante. Then his eyes went wide.
“Let me guess, there's a whole swarm of these things, isn’t there?”
“Yeup.” Dante was covered in a sphere of red demonic energy and a ring of blue angelic energy. When it cleared he was in his full Nephilim Form.
“Of course!” [MAGICAL TOUCH HENSHIN: TO THE MAX: RISING UP: SYMBOL RISING!] The rising glyph moved through her and Alastor changed back into his rising form. [MAGICAL TOUCH GO TO THE MAX: RISING UP: SECOND STAGE SPELL!] Blue aura ran down Alastor’s coil, before covering the blade. Ruby/Symbol blurred forwards cutting a third of the demonic horde into pieces.
Dante transformed both Rebellion and Force Edge into the demonic axe Arbiter and swung them. Firing a giant spinning energy version of Arbiter’s axe head at the demons, smashing a third of the horde into pieces.
[MAGIC TOUCHIE HENSHIN TO THE MAX: ULTRA UP: CHARGED SYMBOL RISING!] The charged glyph appeared under her feet and rose up through the Kamen Rider. [MAGIC TOUCHIE GO TO THE MAX: ULTRA UP: CHARGED SECOND STAGE SPELL!] Red aura raced down Alastor’s coil and into the blade making it glow red with heat and emit steam. She stabbed forwards and a beam of pure plasma blasted out of the sword, she swept it to the side setting all of the demons on fire and burning them to death.
“Phew!” Commented Dante as his Nephilim Trigger ended. “That was a long fight.”
[MAGICAL TOUCH HENSHIN: ACTIVE PLEASE: LET’S GO THROUGH THE LIGHTNING!] “Tell me about it!” Replied Ruby/Symbol.
They jumped up to that upper level and the door sealed behind them.
“More of these things?!” Shouted Ruby/Symbol as another swarm of Marionette’s appeared in the hallway.
Dante blew several into pieces with his shotgun.
[MAGIC TOUCHIE HENSHIN: CHAIN RESILIENT GRAPPLE BOOST AQUA PLEASE!] The five glyphs fell through the Kamen Rider. [MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: AQUA MAGIC PLEASE!] Then she fired a stream of bubbles from the Jumping Water Grieves. The bubbles exploded like bombs, killing most of the demonic puppets.
Rebellion and Force Edge transformed into Eryx and Dante ran forwards as the fists burst into flames. He started smashing and burning the Marionettes to pieces and ash.
[MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: CHAIN MAGIC PLEASE!] The blade part of Ruby’s shield came off and started spinning while flying around and attacking the demons.
[MAGICAL TOUCH SPELL: ACTIVE: D RANK SPELL!] While it was doing that Ruby/Symbol brained another puppet over the head with the shield then fired an arc of red lightning from Nevan’s scythe blade, destroying several more Marionette’s.
“You know-” *Slash! Crunch!* “-this is-” *Smash! Maul!* “-a bit-” *Stab! Stab! Stab!* “-Boreing!” Commented Dante.
“Yeah-” [MAGICAL TOUCH HENSHIN: GIGA PLEASE: BREAK THROUGH THE ICE!] “-Your-” [MAGICAL TOUCH SPELL: GIGA: D RANK SPELL!] *Crush!*
[MAGIC TOUCHIE HENSHIN: BOMBARDMENT DRILL GATLING QUAKE PLEASE!] “-right-” [MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: QUAKE MAGIC PLEASE!]
[MAGIC TOUCHIE HENSHIN: PUNCH HAMMER TERRA QUAKE PLEASE!] “-about-” [MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: QUAKE MAGIC PLEASE!] *Crunch! Smash! Maul!*
[MAGICAL TOUCH HENSHIN: BURST PLEASE: CAST THE SPELL OF LIGHT!] “-that!” [MAGICAL TOUCH SPELL: BURST: D RANK SPELL!] *BLAST! BOOM! CRASH!*
With all the demons taken care of they ran to the end of the corridor. Which had a statue with something engraved beneath the opening.
Dante squinted to read it. “‘This is where the guiding souls gather.’ What the heck does that mean?!”
Ruby/Symbol walked over to the one thing in the room that was out of place. A coffin. [MAGICAL TOUCH HENSHIN: GIGA PLEASE: BREAK THROUGH THE ICE!] She shoved it to the side revealing a ladder,
Dante ran up. “Nice one Rubes!” He congratulated, jumping down the ladder with his sister followed.
They arrived in a dark save with ankle deep water. In front of them was a statue of a skeleton in robes, holding a staff.
Ruby/Symbol picked it up. She glanced at the name which was engraved along the base. “The staff of judgment? Wonder what this is a key for?” She looked at Dante.
Who pounded his fist into his hand. “I remember!”
A door opened at the back of the cave. Sharing a look the siblings walked through it and ended up back in the library.
“Huh? That was convenient.” Stated Dante. “Come on, this way!” They ran to the door, but it was blocked by a white barrier! “Damn it!”
The demonic portrait faded away and out came a demon that was a robe, filled with pure demonic energy, with a demonic mask on its head holding a pair of scissors. This are the Sin Scissors. A second demon appeared from the walkway. A third appeared next to it.
“You take one and I’ll destroy the other two!” Shouted Ruby/Symbol. She jumped up to the second level. [MAGICAL TOUCH SPELL: GIGA: C RANK SPELL!] Then icey blue aura gathered around Cerberus’ hammer and it was swung forwards, smashing into the demon.
Only for the blow to go straight through said demon.
“What the-?! GAH!” The Sin Scissor’s both closed their scissors around the Kamen Rider and started to crush her. ‘Shit! It’s only thanks to Giga’s armour that I’m still alive! Can’t change to active or swift without being crushed!’ [TOUCH TO COMBINE: ADVANCED: 05: BRAKER! BLOCKER! BOUNDER! BLASTER!] The advanced glyph appeared in front of her and moved through the Kamen Rider, forcing the demons to back off. She drew Angi and Rudra. [TOUCH TO CAST THE NEXT LEVEL: ANGI AND RUDRA BLOCKER SPELL!] Then started spinning, forming a tornado of wind powered fire. When it cleared the Hell Scissors were ignoring the fire on their bodies, but clutching their faces in pain.
“So their weakness is their face?” Commented the Kamen Rider.
“GACK!” She looked down and saw Dante get sent flying into a bookshelf, he was bleeding all over.
“Dante aim for their faces! GAH!” She was cut across the chestplate by one of the Hell Scissors. “Enough is enough!” [MAGICAL TOUCH HENSHIN: BURST PLEASE: CAST THE SPELL OF LIGHT!] As the burst glyph appeared behind her and moved through her, Ruby/Symbol slid the dust, steam, radiation and mirror rings onto the driver’s thumb, index, ring and little fingers. Then she hit the right shift lever. [MAGIC TOUCHIE HENSHIN: DUST STEAM RADIATION MIRROR PLEASE!] All four glyphs appeared behind her and moved through her as the driver played a sweeping sound, a steam hissing noise, a radiation alarm and the sound of a mirror cracking.
The neon purple B in the centre of her chestplate was orbited by a brown dust logo above it, a white steam logo to the left, a silver mirror logo to the right and a green radiation logo underneath it. If lines were drawn between the four logos then they would be at the points of a diamond. Her shoulder armour turned white with silver outlines and her forearm guards turned brown with green outlines.
On the back of her left forearm was a silver square shaped mirror with pure white mystical symbols on the edge of it. Her other forearm had a brown bracer with dark green framework. These are the Hissing Reflector and the Radiation Blaster.
Ruby/Symbol pressed the right shift lever once, making the dust glyph flash across the driver. [MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: DUST MAGIC PLEASE!] Ruby/Symbol held up her right hand and a sphere of dust collected in it. She threw her hand forwards making the sphere burst into a storm of dust that smashed into the Hell Scissors.
They screeched in pain as the dust made sparks fly from their heads.
Ruby/Symbol pressed the right shift lever twice more, making the steam glyph flash in front of the driver. [MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: STEAM MAGIC PLEASE!] She held up the Hissing Reflector and it fired a blast of steam that slammed into the demons, killing one of them.
The other opened its scissors and charged at the Kamen Rider.
Ruby/Symbol pressed the right shift lever four times, making the mirror glyph flash in front of the driver. [MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: MIRROR MAGIC PLEASE!] She held up the Mirror Reflector and it shot out a wall of silver mirror aura that blocked the scissor and sent the force back at the demon that was holding them, sending it crashing into a bookcase.
“Time to end this!” Ruby/Symbol pressed the right shift lever three times, making the radiation glyph flash across the driver. [MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: RADIATION MAGIC PLEASE!] She held up her right hand with an orb of radiation forming in it then thrust it forwards turning the demonic ghost to ash.
Dante stabbed the demonic ghost repeatedly with Rebellion and Force Edge.
Then he delivered an upwards slash with Rebellion using the blades momentum to carry himself into the air.
He swung Force Edge over his head and went shooting down, slamming the blade into the Hell Scissors head.
Rebellion turned into the angelic grapple line and Dante hooked it onto the demon’s face pulling himself up to it. He drew the shotgun and fired a pair of shots that finally made them demon shatter.
“That took a bit of work.” Stated Ruby/Symbol as she dropped down to the main level.
“Yeah.” Replied Dante. They ran out of the library, back into the hall and where instantly under attack by another swarm of Hell Scissors.
“At least we know what to aim for this time!” Shouted Ruby/Symbol.
“Yeah!” Dante transformed Rebellion and Force Edge into Osiris, then spun both of the scythe like vertical propellers, cutting one of the Hell Scissors in half, making it shatter.
[MAGICAL TOUCH HENSHIN: ACTIVE PLEASE: LET’S GO THROUGH THE LIGHTNING!] The active glyph appeared to Ruby/Symbol’s left and passed through her. [MAGICAL TOUCHIE SPELL: VERY NICE: ACTIVE: S RANK SPELL: THE BEST!] She crotched as red lightning covered her boot. Then she ran forwards and gave a glyph kick to one of the demons, sending it flying back into the a second Hell Scissor, both of them exploded.
Shouted Dante as he transformed Rebellion and Force Edge into two Arbiter’s. He slammed one of them into a demon three times, making it shatter, then gave another Hell Scissor and overhead swing, rushing the other demon’s skull.
[MAGIC TOUCHIE HENSHIN: CHAIN RESILIENT GRAPPLE BOOST BIND PLEASE!] Seeing three Hell Scissors closing in one her Ruby/Symbol transformed. [MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: RESILIENT MAGIC PLEASE!] Then spun around, the Assault Grapple Chains and the Assault Bind Chains extended as she pulled them around in a circle, cutting the demon’s head’s to pieces with the blades on the end of the chains.
Dante transformed Force Edge and Rebellion to Aquila. He threw the stars and they wrapped around several of the Hell Scissors, pulling them towards the Nephilim.
Then he transformed the stars back into the swords and before the demons had a chance to react he cut them to bits with said swords.
[MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: GRAPPLE MAGIC PLEASE!] Ruby/Symbol slammed her hand into the ground and the Assault Grapple Chains shot into the ground and came out restrain several Hell Scissors.
[MAGIC TOUCHIE HENSHIN: SLASHER DEFEND ENERGY STABLE BIND PLEASE!] She swapped style’s. [MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: DEFEND MAGIC PLEASE!] She slammed her claws together, forming a shield that blocked an attack.
[MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: STABLE MAGIC PLEASE!] Ruby/Symbol pulled back her and slammed her fist into the ground. Purple aura claws burst from said ground and speared the demon, which exploded.
Dante spun around with Rebellion and Force Edge, cutting through several Hell Scissors, making them shatter.
[MAGICAL TOUCH HENSHIN: SWIFT PLEASE: DASH THROUGH THE FIRE AND WIND!] The swift glyph appeared over Ruby/Symbol and fell through her, transforming her into the swift style. [MAGICAL TOUCH SPELL: SWIFT: A RANK SPELL!] Then she slashed with Angi and Rudra tearing three more Hell Scissors into pieces.
[MAGIC TOUCHIE HENSHIN: WING BLADE ZOOMER PLEASE!] Then the wing, blade and zoomer glyphs appeared over her head and fell through her. She shot into the air with her wings. [MAGIC TOUCHIE GO: VERY NICE: WING BLADE ZOOMER MAGIC: THE BEST!] The started spinning, firing bladed feathers that rained down on the demons.
Dante transformed both Force Edge and Rebellion into Eryx. She drew back her fists and started punching the demons, killing a lot of them with single shots.
Now that all of the demons were dead they ran to the place that they had gotten Alastor from. “So this is where it goes?” Asked Ruby/Symbol as she pulled out the staff.
“It’s the only place I can think of that it would fit.” Replied Dante.
Ruby/Symbol shrugged and placed the staff in the hands, light started to shine through an opening.