The sounds of their clashing spilled out of the cave as Su Xiao and Takatsuki Sen fought.
“I’m gonna kill you, then play football with your head.”
Takatsuki Sen’s personality changed greatly in her Kakuja state.
Takatsuki Sen’s appearance was similar to the manager’s Kakuja shell, but Takatsuki Sen’s Kakuja shell was obviously bigger.
Compared to the manager, Takatsuki Sen had less combat experience, but she was stronger and faster.
Su Xiao dodged sideways to evade the claws formed by the Kagune, while he kept Dragon Flash in front of him to block the big mouth, which was trying to bite him. Before the big, bloody mouth closed, Su Xiao slashed.
Takatsuki Sen bit on Dragon Flash, the blade hit Takatsuki Sen’s upper jaw.
Grasping the handle with both hands, Su Xiao put his back into it, his whole body was like a drawn bow, the power was transmitted from his waist into his arms, and the sword cut up.
Takatsuki Sen’s upper jaw was wounded but Dragon Flash was blocked by the bones formed the by her Kagune.
This sword was taking out her lifeforce, her upper jaw was carved open, and the pain of Azure Steel Shadows mana burning caused Takatsuki Sen’s eyes to turn up.
After a mournful grunt, Takatsuki Sen waved her two claws wildly, Su Xiao immediately jumped away after pulling out of his sword.
“Ha, ha, ha…”
Blood flowed out of Takatsuki Sen’s mouth, this attack had really scared her a lot.
If Dragon Flash were a bit sharper, Takatsuki Sen’s shell might have been cut open.
Although it was the shell of the Kakuja, not Takatsuki Sen’s real head, under such an injury, Takatsuki Sen could only let Su Xiao retreat.
“It hurts, you bastard, you’re definitely not a pure human, are you one of the Sunlit Garden’s experimental products? CCG is fucking crazy!”
[E/N: For future reference, she says “… one of Hakubitei’s experimental products?”. In case I miss it in the future, that is the Sunlit Garden, the facility where half ghouls and ghouls are raised by CCG.”
Sunlit Garden? Su Xiao had not heard this name before, perhaps that was the facility where CCG cultivated their combat power.
Su Xiao rushed forward with a cold expression after swiping Dragon Flash to get rid of the blood on the blade.
As he stepped forward, Su Xiao changed his strategy.
Since she was an SSS-class ghoul, Takatsuki Sen had an enormous Vitality. He may not be her opponent in endurance, so he had to find a way to kill her.
Right now, the battle hit a dead end, as both sides could not understand each other thoughts. With the last experience, Takatsuki Sen used her claws to attack Su Xiao, to avoid the pain from the Azure Steel Shadow.
Although her posture was not elegant, this would allow her to keep the upper hand. This girl was very thoughtful.
After rushing at Takatsuki Sen, Su Xiao attacked a few times with his sword, always aiming at her throat or heart, he did not consider other places of her body as lethal.
Since they were fighting, he had to kill her quickly.
The Kagune on Takatsuki Sen’s arms met his attacks, the two Kagune were wielded like huge swords.
The crisp sound of steel clashing rang, Takatsuki Sen’s Kagune were raised, intending to push Su Xiao back.
After two exchanges, they knew each other’s movements a bit more. Su Xiao’s strength was a bit weaker than Takatsuki Sen’s, but the gap was not big.
Su Xiao took two steps back, and as he took his second step, he stepped on a withered bone.
The withered bone had been there for a long time. As Su Xiao stepped on it, it broke. His body was unstable, and he intended to retreat for one more step to stabilize his footing.
Takatsuki Sen was ecstatic, in her mind, this was a golden opportunity, she had to be very lucky today.
She controlled her huge Kagune shell and rushed at Su Xiao. The two Kagune were like big swords, she used the white claw formed by a Kagune and her big mouth to attack Su Xiao at from two angles.
Su Xiao kept the posture of retreating, it seemed like his body was unstable, but he did it on purpose.
How could he make this kind of low-level mistake? He was good with swords and combat strategy, as well as all kinds of combat skills, and especially so at murdering his enemies.
Su Xiao vaguely smiled. His body lowered, he stepped with one leg on the ground and pushed his whole body forward.
Takatsuki Sen’s two Kagune swords and claws did not cause any injuries to Su Xiao, and he surprisingly rushed into her arms.
Su Xiao held Dragon Flash in a reverse grip.
The other hand was pushing the pommel of Dragon Flash as the slender blade stabbed into Takatsuki Sen’s mouth. He had naturally aimed at Takatsuki Sen’s throat and the organs in her body.
[E/N: Pommel is the end of a sword, the big thing behind the grip so your hand doesn’t slip off. In several asian swords this isn’t really there, the ending piece is called “Kashira” but also translated as pommel. Jian, for example, have a real pommel, but Katana, Tachi, Wakizachi, Chokuto and similar swords don’t. They do, however, have a piece of metal (sometimes brass or bronze), the Kashira, inserted into the end of the grip. Not to mistake for the Fuchi, which is below the handguard.]
Dragon Flash struck smoothly, and penetrated deeply into Takatsuki Sen’s mouth. The tip of the sword even reached her chest. Takatsuki Sen, hidden under the Kagune shell, was extremely freaked out.
If this attack hit her, it would cleanly pierce through her head.
Takatsuki Sen’s Kagune shell was 4 meters tall, while Takatsuki Sen was short, only 1.5 meters or so.
Takatsuki Sen’s original body could still move inside the Kagune shell.
If you were stabbed from over your head, you will move down, and Takatsuki Sen did this as well, she immediately moved her body down.
The sharp tip of the sword just stopped tiny bit in front of Takatsuki Sen’s nose, her pupils were trembling, she had almost died.
After attacking, Su Xiao stepped on Takatsuki Sen’s shoulder, or rather, on the Kakuja shell’s shoulder.
In Su Xiao’s view, this attack should have been effective, even if Takatsuki Sen was not dead, she may injured.
But who could think of that Takatsuki Sen escaped this attack because she was a shorty, that her short body had saved her life?
The one dull red eye on the Kakuja shell suddenly became bright and bigger. Su Xiao felt like something bad was going to happen.
Sure enough, a white paw slapped his chest.
Su Xiao has slapped far away, and there were several blood marks on his chest. However, he was not weak. With the power of the blow, Dragon Flash cut through the entire chest of Takatsuki Sen’s Kakuja shell, forming a wound which was nearly one meter long.
Blood rushed out from his throat, Su Xiao’s mouth was a bit bloody. A rusty taste filled his mouth.
Su Xiao pressed on his chest with one hand, and he felt pain. His ribs were probably cracked, but the injury was not too heavy, he could still continue to fight.
Su Xiao’s injury was not too heavy, but Takatsuki Sen’s was.
Takatsuki Sen was an Ukaku ghoul, although she was in her Kakuja state, she didn’t have much resilience.
The Kakuja shell was almost smashed to bits, her blood dripped down like water.
Takatsuki Sen’s Kakuja shell began to break and gradually dispersed.
Less than a few seconds, Takatsuki Sen once again became a short girl only 1,5 meters tall, from her 4 meters tall Kakuja form.
Takatsuki Sen’s bandages were scattered, revealing a white cheek and long, light green hair.
The long hair was scattered on Takatsuki Sen’s shoulders. Her hair was not smooth, but a bit curled. It looked beautiful.
“Your mistake was a bait, right? I am so stupid. How could you make such a mistake, for being stupid, I have to pay the price.”
A breeze blew through the nearby tunnel, and Takatsuki Sen immediately noticed some abnormalities.
Touching the bandages on her face, she noticed that her appearance had been shown to her enemy, so Takatsuki Sen immediately wanted to cover her face.
But she hesitated about one thing. Should she cover her chest first, or was her face more important? If her face was hidden, would she feel less embarrassed?
She realized that her appearance had already been seen by Su Xiao, so Takatsuki Sen no longer made unnecessary moves but pulled the bandages on her chest, to make sure her body was covered.
“What weird clothes.”
Su Xiao spat out some bloody saliva.
Currently, she was hurt heavily, so Takatsuki Sen could no longer use her Kakuja shell.
The Rc cells in ghouls’ bodies were not infinite. After the concentration of Rc cells was too low, ghouls could not even use their Kagune. Of course, Rc cells would recover after a rest. Eating human flesh or consuming other ghouls could speed up the recovery immensely.
Without her Kakuja shell, Takatsuki Sen was almost as if she’d been disarmed.
Su Xiao rushed at Takatsuki Sen and slashed down with his sword.
Takatsuki Sen’s eyes were full of helplessness. She was not weaker than Su Xiao, but the mistake she made was too severe, it put her at risk of losing her life.
The Ukaku on the back of her shoulder appeared, Takatsuki Sen intended to defend herself with her ordinary Kagune.
Against this attack, even her Kakuja shell could not hold out, so how could an ordinary Kagune defend against this? It couldn’t.
Just as Su Xiao prepared to cut down and win this fight, something sharp broke through the ground besides him.
The sharp object hit Su Xiao’s shoulder, not in a fatal spot, and the speed was not too fast. It seemed like this wasn’t a move to kill Su Xiao, it was just to force him back.
In this helpless situation, Su Xiao gave up on stabbing Takatsuki Sen and jumped sideways. After landing, he looked at the sharp item that broke out of the ground.
“This is, IXA?”
That was Arima Kisho’s Quinque.