The contract part 11
As I sat down at the table Jackie pulled a flyer from heaven showing the fight advertisement between me and this demon known as soul crusher. I gazed at the flyer and laughed saying "so this fight is a big one to everyone?" Jackie took a big sigh and said "this is more one sided than you think Louise, this demon has killed all the reaper's he has faced and that is well over 200 of them." I asked her some advice and she said "keep him away from the torches! He absorbs the fire and uses it to restore himself." I then looked at the photo and said "where is his weak point because I can use it to my advantage and hopefully tear him apart using it." She leaned back on her chair and started thinking of all the fights she saw him in
and then clicked her fingers "I got it when he has his arms and legs rendered useless he is almost powerless" she said in an instant of excitement. I sat there for a second and thought of a trick I could use to immobilise him and the soul chains came to mind and if I hold him with them I can place the final blow to his chest letting it be enough not to kill him but enough to make him so weak that the cross will work easily on him.
After a few hours of focusing on a way of pulling it off I was interrupted by the ferryman who wanted to teach me tertius gradus which was only known by him, Masami and one other demi god. I was surprised that there was such a thing and said "sorry to sound rude but this is starting to sound a lot like the manga, bleach" The ferrman laughed and said "I am not surprised the creator is a reaper" I was shocked to hear this and said "So your saying he is a reaper?! Can you get me his autograph please?" The ferryman laughed and said "if you beat this demon then by all means. But you must kill this one, because of the amount of innocent he has killed we decided to sentance him to death over 50 years ago but due to his strength he has destroyed all who has faced him. That is why I want to teach you tertius gradus so you can kill him in the most horrific fashion possible.
Two hours in to the training and I was close to death myself. The ferryman was standing there in his tertius gradus form holding the Bowieknife and shouted " come on Louise dig deep in to your soul and find the fire within!" I closed my eyes and heard a voice within saying "feel your rage and focus it in to the scythe!" As I opened my eyes I saw The ferryman with his blade literally one inch from my face in a panic I used my soul chains and binded him to the floor hoping to get a few seconds, he went to the floor under the chains immense weight as I took a few seconds to gather my fury in to the scythe I heard the chains breaking then I said to myself "NOW!. Tertius gradus!!!"
As lunged the blade of the scythe in to the floor causing a bright red with a black lining form of energy spew upwards leaving a huge scold mark on the roof of the room I stood there in completely different clothes and holding a mid sized katana. I noticed that the soul chains had changed to a thick nylon rope with a thin metal wiring. As I was fighting the ferryman again I found him to be much easier and I decided to put my new soul chain to the test and binded him again. He was caught easily and started laughing as he tried to cut the rope but was shocked when the blade wouldnt cut the rope even slightly, then I realised what the metal wiring on the outside was. It was to drain my opponents power and transfer it to my sword and get unleashed in one powerful attack. I was tempted to use it on the ferryman but decided against it in case I killed him. "So this is the all powerful Tertius Gradus?" The ferryman looked at me and said "Wow Louise your Tertius Gradus changed your appearance a lot!!" I then realised he was still binded by my soul chain and let him go as he fell to the ground he seemed a lot weaker. He got to his feet and was gasping for breath "what's wrong?!" I said worrying about him. He staggered to his feet and said "being binded by your soul chain drains your power an awful lot!" I laughed and said "that will be really useful when I am going up against this demon!" As we were both laughing away Masami came through and screamed "where's Louise?!!" I was shocked she didn't recognise me, the ferryman pointed at me and Masami grabbed me and said "come on you need to see this." She then dragged me to the white room where there was a large TV sitting where the table normally is and on the TV was a news report of a extremely powerful earthquake that had destroyed 10% of the USA and killed hundreds of thousands of people.
I looked in horror and Masami said "that is the power of the demon your facing it looks like he was training to fight you." I stood there stunned and said to Masami "I don't want you to go in the room with me because I am going to make this fight really ugly understand?" she just looked at me and said "unless you know Tertius Gradus then not a chance I will take my risk." I rolled my eyes and said "why do you think I look like this Masami I am in the form now! I almost drained every bit of the ferryman's power from having him hanging from my soul chain for 1 minute what I am going to do will completely obliterate this demon leaving no trace of his existence what so ever!" Masami just sat there and said "th-that's your Tertius Gradus? If that's the case I want a sparring match against you right now!" I looked at her and said "only deal is we both fight in Tertius Gradus form, deal?" with that she went straight in to Tertius Gradus form and we went back in the room.
After 5 minutes of sparring Masami was panting for breath. "No, you cannot be Louise she isn't this strong!!" She shouted in disbelief I lowered myself down to my basic level and said "is this enough proof for you Masami I am filled with pure fury and Tertius Gradus lets it out, I am fighting at 110% if it makes you feel any better" She stood up and said "I think I will stay outside the room for the next match because the second you go in that form your going to make the foundation of the room crumble. I can hear this room breaking now!" With that said we got out of the room and went back to the world of the living and relaxed and recovered for tomorrow I didn't know what I looked like so I stayed in Tertius Gradus form and checked myself out in the mirror I was very different to what I normally am. My hair was a blood red colour; I wore a brown leather top and red tie with black polo shirt and skirt with a brownish belt. After I was done staring at this person in the mirror I went to my bedroom and went back to the basic form again, I then laid on top of my bed and decided to snooze for a bit but when I woke up I saw Masami ad Matt in my room kissing I shot up and said "Do you mind I am trying to rest here!!" The two of them laughed and said "we knew that would get you up come on downstairs dinner is almost ready.
Once downstairs there was a large feast ready for us and not surprising everyone was here Matt, Rosie, Jackie, Masami and the ferryman but he had a guest with him she was fairly small but seemed to a be the kind of person who is very high up in life. I walked up and said "Hi my name is Louise Makuroi pleased to meet you" she turned around and smiled and said "I have heard a lot about you Louise I am Athena, I am the head ferryman and I watched your fight against that demon a couple of days ago you're a brilliant fighter but a tad too aggressive, then again with your next opponent you should be like that if you are going to kill him." I smiled and said "I hope he is a better fighter than his brother otherwise it will be boring to me." She looked at me and said "oh don't worry this demon is a tuff nut to crack he can take an awful lot of punishment and can deal it out as well, the closest anyone came to beating him was another demi god like myself and he hardly broke a sweat then. This really got me worried because if I demi god couldn't beat him then what chance do I have?!
The next day I was up early and got ready for my fight. The ferryman came in to the room and said "all the best Louise you should beat this guy no problem with your Tertius Gradus, I smiled and said "you know something I can and will kill this one he isn't even 1% of what I can deal."
With that I was teleported to the room to see an eight foot giant in front of me wearing the same mask as his brother only the tear mark was on the left and was blue instead of red. As we entered the ring I noticed that there were hundreds of torches everywhere and I thought to myself "yeah give him the advantage why don't you!" when we got to our ends I heard him shout "I will destroy you in 30 seconds little miss" I got my scythe and mask equipped and got ready to make him really suffer. When he went for the first hit I leaped on his arm and said "too slow. Just like your brother!" then I was knocked off by a large fist "I am too slow am I? HA! That's funny I am 90 times faster than my brother kid now get up I want to make you number four hundred and twenty two to my death list.
I cracked my knuckles and said don't think so mate, then I binded him with my soul chains to the wall, and I stood there getting ready to tear him in to small chunks when I heard the chains break from the walls and fall to the floor, "hmm where they your chains kid if so think again because that move is pathetic, I looked around and decided to use my scythe and absorb the flames, I jumped in a space where I absorbed all of them which brought us all in complete darkness I then looked at the skull on my scythe which was glowing like crazy from all the heat it absorbed. I started spinning the blade round and round, faster and faster until the flame made a Catherine wheel, and as I launched the wheel to him he grabbed it and ate the flames of it "mm yummy thanks bitch I wanted a little power boost, I looked and knew it wasn't just a small boost I gave him, I also lit him extremely brightly and made him stick out in the dark, with that to my advantage I lunged my scythe in to the floor and screamed "Tertius Gradus" and directed the energy straight at the demon who took a direct hit! Once I was in this stage I decided to try the soul chain again, but this time I decided to combine the four of them in to two extra large chains and have them pierce the demons wrists and ankles, as this happened I heard him scream in pain and beg me for mercy. I ignored his begging and started draining all his power, after 5 minutes of draining I could see he had an extremely little amount of power left so I decided enough was enough and it was time to end him but first I relit all the torches with the energy the sword had stored so that he could see the face of his executioner, and with a final blow he was no more his body was reduced to ash and I smiled and could hear the cheer's from heaven all the way down in the room.