Gunnar sneered competitively as Justin appeared and made his mark on the Eaglemon. "The student's giving advice to the master?" the ShineGreymon questioned, tensing his wings and poising his sword. "You've got some nerve, Shades, but all the spandex in the world won't help you outmatch me. Sure, that scarf is pretty cool, but I'm just awesome.""And that, Sparkles, is how you make an entrance. Feel free to take notes."
As Max pulled himself free from the rubble and turned to face Justin with a death stare, his smile faded a bit. "You are also free to lend a hand, if you want. Every hero needs a sidekick after all."
The dragon of light watched as Victor ordered the others to fall back. Gunnar smirked and turned to Justin. "Why don't you and I make a competition out of it to see who's the awesomest warrior here? If you take down one of the Cambion before I do - which, of course, is impossible - I have to be your sidekick. And when I take down one of the Cambion before you do, you get to be my sidekick. How's that for a challenge?" he asked the Justimon, looking over at him and raising his thumb upwards.
He looked ahead of him and saw Max retreating. "And it starts now!" he yelled, racing forward in pursuit.
The Peacemakers were slammed into the ground by the overwhelming conflux of fire and lightning. Gunnar and Khep were crushed down by the blaze and Tyr and Pyra were struck by the electricity.
Pyra winced and raised her eyes upwards to see War and Conquest come to the rescue of the Cambion. "Not them," she thought as a growl escaped her. "At least there's no civilians around this time."
Tyr scrambled to his feet and looked up to see Hector and Percival blocking an attack meant for the Peacemakers. With a groan of pain he jumped up and flew into the smoke-filled sky. "Sir Hector! Sir Percival!" he shouted as the two flew to meet with Conquest.
The Tirfing blade whistled as Tyr raised it high into the air during his speedy approach. Conquest glanced over as the VictoryGreymon approached his flank with determination. "So Tiwaz Salamander's offspring has come to join fun too, has he?" he asked mockingly. Conquest then gestured to the two charging Royal Knights. "You do know you can't compete with these two, don't you? You're nothing but an insect in comparison and that's saying something."
Tiwaz growled from inside Tyr. "That just does it. We're taking him down, Tyr!"
"I know," Tyr whispered in response. His eyes narrowed and he flew forwards to strike. "But I can still help defeat you!"
The Tirfing descended and clashed with the side of the Omni Sword. Conquest smirked as the portion of the Dramon Breaker did nothing to break his solid block. He spun around and delivered a kick to Tyr's armoured midsection, sending the VictoryGreymon flying backwards through the air. Conquest then turned is attention to Hector and Percival.
Tyr caught himself and sneered, watching sparks explode from the melee in front of him. He raised his arms in front of him, pointing the tips of the Gleipnir and Tirfing at Conquest. Energy began pooling in between the two blades. If it were anybody else, Tyr would have questioned himself before considering firing the Trident Gaia but he had complete faith in the Royal Knights.
"Trident Gaia!" he shouted.
A glint suddenly sparkled in the corner of Conquest's blood red eye. As he fought, cutting the Omni Sword against the Aegis, the Imperialdramon Paladin Mode turned to find a massive torrent of power surging towards him. He faced the blast and opened the draconic mouth on his armour.
"Giga Crusher," Conquest spoke, sending a giant beam of his own streaming through the air from the cannon in his chest.
As soon as the Giga Crusher impacted the Trident Gaia, the Trident Gaia began to part in several directions. Conquest's blast ripped down the middle of Tyr's, straight towards the VictoryGreymon.
"Tyr!" Tiwaz yelled.
"I know! V-Victory Charge!" he shouted. Tyr crossed his arms in front of him and a hexagonal barrier seemed to form in front of the Tirfing and Gleipnir, both of which were shining brightly. The Giga Crusher slammed into the two weapons, threatening to engulf Tyr.
The VictoryGreymon let out a cry as he fought against it. The pressure Conquest's attack gave off caused Tyr's muscles to burn just to keep it from hitting him. Relenting slightly, the dragon man angled himself so that the beam ricocheted off the barrier. The steam of dark matter soared at a right angle away from Tyr and into one of the nearby peaks. The mountain exploded from the inside and shards of rock were sent raining over the battlefield.
"He's... so strong..." Tyr wheezed as the attack finally died down. His weakened arms hung at his sides and he looked up to see Conquest still fighting against the two Royal Knights. "Dangit..."
Racing through the hail of stone, Tyr closed in on Conquest. The Imperialdramon Paladin Mode was about to thrust his Omni Sword towards Percival, but Tyr acted first. The dragon man caused the Gleipnir to spring open and he thrust it forwards. The vice-like dagger closed around Conquest's wrist, holding it in place. Tyr then raised the Tirfing and slashed it downwards, cleaving Conquest's armour.
"Irritant," Conquest spat, grabbing Tyr by the neck and hurling him down to the ground.
Tyr collided with the glass below, feeling it shatter under his weight. He weakly lifted himself up and looked up at the three. "Thor..."
Ava's beak tore along the armour on Pyra's back. The dragon winced. While the black armour absorbed most of the impact, it still hit her with enough force to fly towards the ground. Pyra flapped her wings, but Ava slashed her claws across the Imperialdramon DM's left one, sending her into a spin.
Pyra crashed into the charred ground, landing on her back. The Gryphonmon then landed on her exposed chest and her beak started to glow, readying the final strike.
"Damn," Pyra thought to herself, wincing and attempting to pull herself up. She was not in an advantageous position, especially now that the Cambion had recieved nourishment. "I need more firepower now."
"Imperial Evolution: Mode Change!" she yelled, her draconic body glowing white under the biomerge's talons. "Imperialdramon Fighter Mode!"
Pyra's form became small enough to slip out from under Ava's claws. The humanoid dragon narrowed her eyes and pressed her wrist mounted cannon against Ava's throat. "Positron Laser," she spoke.
Shimmering white positrons that seemed to leave the cannon in a helix pattern slammed into the Gryphonmon and sent her high into the air. Pyra sat upwards and flapped her red wings, taking her up into the sky. The Imperialdramon Fighter Mode halted and looked over at Duo.
"Duo, we should probably continue with the plan," she said, referring to the one he subtly suggested earlier. Pyra flapped her wings again and flew upwards after Ava.
The Gryphonmon caught herself and looked back down at Pyra, glaring and feeling the pain from the dragon's last attack. "You b*tch," she thought to herself. "Supersonic Voice!"
Pyra grimaced as the hypersonic waves of sound engulfed her and slowed her flight dramatically. She looked up and saw Ava follow with an aggressive attack, charging Pyra with her Moebius Beak.
"Now's my chance," Pyra thought. Ava swooped down at her, but the Imperialdramon FM was ready. She ducked down and grabbed the chimera digimon by the neck. With a mighty throw, Pyra sent Ava crashing beak first into the ravaged ground. Pyra then lowered the cannon on her arm and aimed it at the Gryphonmon.
"Positron Laser." A pillar of winding light tore out of Pyra's cannon and slammed down on Ava, crushing her into the ground. As she maintained the spiral beam, she looked over at her companion.
Gunnar growled as he watched all his work wash away when Max rejuvenated himself. The Eaglemon turned and looked back at Gunnar and Justin.
"Damn it. That's cheating!" Gunnar said as the golden bird charged them. He glanced over at Justin and grinned. "Okay, sidekick, don't wait up!"
With that, the ShineGreymon charged the Eaglemon with his GeoGrey Sword ready to strike. "Okay, bird! Behind my awesomeness! Glorious Bur-"
"Mystical Beak!" Max shouted first, sending a ray of light from his beak.
Gunnar cried out as the bright light temporarily blinded him. In a kneejerk reaction, he sent the fourteen azure beam from his wings firing off blindly into the air. The only beam that hit its target was from the lens on his chest, which grazed Max's underbelly.
"Kaiser Phoenix!" Max followed up. He rammed into Gunnar in a full-body tackle, winding the ShineGreymon and sending him flying backwards into Justin. Max then did a loop and retreated a short distance. He spun around and waited for the duo to make the next move again.
"That lucky jerk!" Gunnar spat, looking down at his armour. He bristled upon seeing a scuff on the blue lens on his chest. He pushed himself away from Justin and flew forwards a little. He gripped the GeoGrey Sword slightly and looked around at the other Peacemakers who suddenly lost the upperhand with the appearance of War and Conquest.
Looking over his shoulder, he cast a rivalrous look to Justin. "I didn't want to have to do this, but it looks like I have to now. Now watch closely, Shades! This is how real men make awesome entrances! I hope you brought a change of tights!"
Shimmering particles erupted from the lens on Gunnar's wings and chest, sending a shower of sparkling light outwards. Each particle emanating from Gunnar then erupted in flames. The ShineGreymon became engulfed in the inferno and fire streamed out of his wings.
"Behold my holy flames of light. This awesome force, my form ignites! With burning strength and shining might, I fly, burst through, and sweep the fight! Solar Burst Evolution! ShineGreymon Burst Mode!"
Gunnar's wings became that solely of shimmering fire, flowing out from his back. His GeoGrey Sword became single edged blade of flames. A gigantic burning shield also appeared on his left arm. His white and red body rose into the sky and flaunted itself if an overwhelming blaze.
The ShineGreymon Burst Mode turned around and looked at Justin with a cocky grin. He gave his friend/rival a thumbs up. "What was that you were saying about grand entrances?"
Khep immediately scowled upon seeing War appear on the scene, but he did his very best to temper himself. "No. Don't hate him. It'll only make him stronger," he told himself. "Don't think about what he did yesterday or what he put you through."
"I will defeat him. There's nothing he can use against me now," the GrandisKuwagamon thought. Kheprius beat his wings rapidly, zipping towards the Marsmon that he despised.
Luckily for Khep, he had vented so much, his anger was minimal upon seeing War, though his sight still stirred up a few feelings. The insect called back to all the meditation he had done in the past when trying to both hone his skill and keep the X-Antibody at bay. He centered his mind and flew forwards, trying to keep as calm and concentrated as he could during the fight.
And then he saw Samael jump in, slashing with his demonic claws.
"Son of a b*tch," Khep swore, glaring at the Beelzemon as he flew down behind him.
"Samael, you idiot! Don't fight him!" he called to the demon from behind. "One, he's my enemy! Two, he feeds off negative emotions! You're just making him stronger! He's going to toy with your head and push your buttons for the soul purpose of pissing you off. I can handle him now. There's no more he can do to me."
Khep's Gran Killers shot out of his gauntlets and ripped across the glass ground towards the Marsmon. "Today's the day, War!" Khep shouted, more rivalrous than actually angry. "Get lost, Sammy; you'll only get in my way! Grandis Scissors!"