So. I got a little sidetracked while writing the first chapter. This here is the product of some Eluveitie and talking in a Touhou chatroom on IRC. Bitchin’. I might end up writing (and probably posting) more little Touhou things here as well, seeing as I really have nowhere else to put them… Anyways! Here you go! Enjoy~
With gritted teeth, Meiling braced for the nearing attack. Her eyes were wide with battle lust, furiously gathering chi into her tightly clenched fist. “I will NOT be defeated!” she roared, meeting the devastating Master Spark head-on. Her fist flew forward, crashing into the magical beam with a bright flash. An explosion soon followed, two halves of the bisected Master Spark deflecting off through the cloud of smoke and debris. Chips of rock fell around them, the cloud quickly clearing. Marisa stared on in awe, unable to believe the sight before her. The lazy Gate Guard of the Scarlet Devil Mansion was still standing, fist outstretched. There were two deep gouges in the earth on either side of her, forking off to their own separate areas of total destruction. Blood dripped from her knuckles, scrapes and gashes along her arm but she was overall unharmed. There was a confident grin plastered on her face, and the look in her eyes… she looked to be enjoying this. Her chest heaved and flares of shimmering rainbow energy were swirling through the air, seemingly more concentrated around her fist.
“The hell!?” the witch managed to stammer. “How’d you do that, ze….”
“By giving my all!” Meiling called back. “Now you done with this no-rules spar or do you want to continue?” The youkai loosened up, though she remained in a battle-ready stance, standing lightly on her feet with both fists raised.