Rules. [strike]That are somewhat needed.[/strike] 1. No god-modding. 2. No auto-hitting. 3. The battle is on a frozen lake, and it's snowing. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sakura stood on the ice, wondering when her opponent would get here. She told herself thinking about that would just seem to take longer. Sakura decided to practice her ice spells. As soon as she started, it started snowing. "Oh wow... That's beautiful..." She said, marveling at the snow rather than practicing her spells. Sakura sighed. "I sure hope my opponent gets here quickly... It's getting real chilly out. And the water's getting mighty slippery." Sakura tried to walk off the frozen lake, to no success. She slipped and fell face-first into the snow, but she stood up laughing. "Haha, look at me, makin' a fool of myself before the battle even starts." She set her mind on practicing that final ice spell she had to master while she was waiting. The girl managed to make multiple ice spikes come out of the ground, but most of them were very weak. She kept making ice spikes, until they took a strength she was content with.
Oscar stepped onto the frozen lake, the snow crunching under his boots. He saw that Sakura was training her ice spells, and felt slightly uneasy, as she could control the environment they were in. He quickly hatched a plan to defeat her, by using the terrain to his advantange, but it would take time. "Hey!" Oscar called, "I'm your opponent, Oscar Schwarzwald! You may have the first attack." Oscar drew his sword, and adopted a battle stance. If he could avoid getting hurt and keep a steady hand, he had a sure victory.
Sakura smiled. "Good to finally see ya', and thanks~" She created ice spikes around Oscar, which would break the ice if he stepped on the bases of the spikes. She then went for something offensive, and shot arrows of ice at the opponent. Sakura jumped up into a nearby tree dusted with snow and awaited Oscar to make his move. "Well, come on, then! It's no fun for me if you don't put up a good fight." Sakura giggled and sat in the tree patiently.
Oscar crouched and let the arrows fly past his head. The newly created spikes would be useful, as they could help him with his plan. He sliced them all off the lake, so they lay at his feet. He chucked them across the lake so they stuck into the ice. If they were joined up, they would make a hexagon. "Oh, I'll put up a fight alright." Oscar grinned and hurled a ball of dark energy at the bottom of the tree. It did significant damage, so Oscar hurled a few more, and the tree began to topple onto the lake.
Sakura jumped off the tree before it landed on the frozen lake and cracked the ice, engulfing it in murky water. However, Oscar had forgotten something. The other half of the spikes were still under ice. Sakura created a ball of ice and threw it into the air. The ball shattered in air, creating sharp pieces of ice to rain down on Oscar. "Tch, why you do put up a nice fight." She went behind another tree, and sliced it. It fell straight toward Oscar. Sakura knew it wasn't enough to kill, maybe a distraction. She still had the bottom half of the ice spikes to help her, though. She muttered a spell, and the snow that was lightly falling started to blow toward Oscar.
Oscar rolled to the side, but slipped and fell over. Fortunately, he'd avoided the attacks. He quickly scrambled to his feet, and regained his balance. "I'm saving the best 'til last." Oscar grinned back, "You'll see." Oscar was standing next to one of the iciles he'd stuck into the ice, and knew that now was time to start. He ran as quickly as he could towards the next icicle, dragging his sword along the ice, creating a groove in it.
Sakura jumped to a tall fountain covered with frost. She climbed to the top, curious of what was going to happen. She did a grass spell this time, creating a somewhat bizarre-looking plant in front of the fountain. "You're quite good." She threw another ice ball into the air, but sliced it up with her bamboo sword this time. The slices of ice slid across the frozen river. Those were just distractions, bombs that could be deactivated with one step. "Of course, I'll see. I'm awaiting your best shot." Sakura said cooly, awaiting what was going to happen.
Oscar managed to reach the second icicle safely. He saw the plant, and knew Sakura would use it later. He picked up a shard of ice, drew a hexagram on it and hurled it at the plant. If it touched, it would wilt the plant until it was barely recognizable as something that used to be alive. While he had Sakura distracted, he dashed for the icicle straight in front of him, stilling dragging his sword through the ice.
Sakura wasn't worried about the plant. What would happen if Oscar finished whatever he was doing? That wouldn't be good for her. Sakura made a wall of ice shoot out in font of the icicle, stalling Oscar. On the other hand, the plant had engulfed the shard of ice, and spit it out. The hexagram glowed slightly, and the ice was covered with weird green saliva. "The plant that eats everything." Sakura smirked. The plant's only weakness was fire, but that wouldn't work well in snow.
"Let's see it eat this!" Oscar grinned and drew a hexagram on the wall of ice. That converted into dark energy, which Oscar hurled at the plant, in another attempt to kill it. He ran forwards, finishing the next line in the ice. He only had 4 more lines left to draw then he could put his plan into action. He set off for the next icicle, cutting through the ice with Dusk Fang.
The plant ate it once again, letting out a mist of poison gas as if burping badly. On the fountain, Sakura knew if he connected the icicles, something bad would happen. She incased the icicle in ice, not allowing Oscar to go to it. However, that took a lot of her energy. "Hah... Hah... This should stall him, and allow me to charge." Sakura sat quietly on the fountain, eyes closed. A mini-blizzard was swirling around her, charging the girl's energy.
"I gues I'm going to have to go all out." Oscar sighed and placed both hands on the ice. The blood symbol on Ebony glowed scarlet, and the wall of ice was chanelled into Ebony. "You've actually helped me by doing that." Oscar grinned, and swung Ebony as if he was throwing a ball underarm. Ebony released a dark current that grazed the surface of the ice, creating a line to one of the icicles away from him. Once Oscar had finished his current line, he ran towards another icicle, but wasn't dragging Dusk Fang through the ice.
Sakura was still on the fountain, healing. The snow had started falling faster, almost urgently. "If he finishes that, I'll probably be doomed." Sakura thought. "At least I can heal up for now so I don't die." She finished up, and opened her eyes. Her wall had failed in the baddest way possible. Sakura shot a sharp stick of bamboo at Oscar, hoping it would at least injure him or distract him.
Oscar noticed the stick of bamboo flying towards him, but too late for him to do anything about it. It stuck part way into his right shoulder, drawing blood. Oscar immediately jumped out of the perimeter of the hexagon, his blood staining the snow. He grabbed some snow and shoved it into his wound to stop the bleeding. It stung badly, but Oscar couldn't afford to mess up his plan. He then set to work on another line.
"Ah, it was effective!" Sakura grabbed another stick of bamboo in a pouch on her bag and started waving it toward a tree. A shot of ice hit the tree, and it toppled down onto an already-made line. She did the same thing with the other trees, causing another to topple down on a line. Sakura didn't know if it would interrupt the connection, but eh, it was worth a shot.
Oscar grinned as he finished yet another lines. "The connection is already made." He sneered, "You can't stop it by covering it! Two more little lines, then you're as good as dead!" Oscar ran as quickly as he could towards the next icicle, dragging his sword through the ice. He was eager to finish his symbol, as he had less than 2 lines to make.
Sakura knew no other way to stop Oscar. Unless...."No, that's way too reckless.""Well, I'm gonna lose anyway, so let's give it a try!' Sakura jumped off the fountain, sailing over the plant. She landed straight on a line, creating a small dent. The girl took out another bamboo blade, and stuck it through the ice, creating a small hole where 3/11 of the line was.
Oscar looked in shock and horror at the hole Sakura had made in the ice as he finished his penultimate line. He then realized that he could still connect the broken lines. He tore off a thin piece of his shirt, then ran at Sakura. He hurled spheres of darkness at her, to get her away from the hole she'd made.
"Oh, that worked!" Sakura yelled with delight as she jumped over the dark balls. As she was in the air she pointed her blade at another line, going straight at it. The blade hit the ice and shattered it. "Er... That's not... good..." She quickly jumped off the ice as the crack started to break, spreading as it went. "Oops."
Oscar noticed the fissure that was growing in the ice, threatening the sucess of his plan. He knew he couldn't finish the symbol, so he had to act now. Both of them were within its boundaries. Oscar pulled the blood-stained snow out of his wound and hurled to to the ground. The blood triggered the symbol, but it went horribly wrong. Instead of summoning the dark beast Oscar had wanted, the ice below their feet shattered, and Oscar fell down into the lake, his head submerged before he could see if Sakura had fallen with him.