THE LIBERATED FLAME
Artist: JubyPhonic - Song: Wildfire (Cover)
It would be a lie to say that Kimitsuki was starting to get winded. She was not well versed in long lasting battles or conflicts, most things normally melted to the pure heat of her fire before the battle went past even the five minute mark. Of course, this meant that Kimitsuki couldn't simply stick in her normal form against a foe like Liu and do as well as she could. But, she still was being stubborn and keeping herself from using a Release until desperately necessary; and who knows, she may need that very soon.
Of course, Kimitsuki had successfully pinned Liu to the ground and landed her punch square on the Devil's left cheek. Of course, what wasn't successful was the actual damage from the strike itself. Did a few chunks of flame and possibly a bit of force get through to Liu's face? Possibly. However, the main brunt of the attack was denied by that barrier that Liu produced around her face and then caused a good chunk of that damage to ricochet back on Kimitsuki's hand and arm; causing a spattering of blood from the force that tore her skin open.
The Danava of Fire had to Wince from such a thing, not crying out in pain as adrenaline had temporarily flushed her mind of pain. Would it be evident if she lost that adrenaline? VERY. Right now, however, it was an inconvenience. Soon something more inconvenient came rushing towards her stomach with enough power to likely cause more damage than she wanted. Of course, even if she was bound to Liu as she is now, in a situation like this, where Liu may or may not feel some of the pain she deals to the woman bound to her -- which is Kimitsuki -- she definitely had no intentions of holding back against Kimitsuki. And Kimitsuki had no intentions of doing so either after the Danava came to realize that her liberator, her lover, was going to push her to her limits until she had no choice but to fight harder or give up.
Kimitsuki chose the latter.
When Liu's knees slammed into Kimitsuki's gut, she did indeed spew blood from her mouth like Liu was likely assuming would happen; however, Kimitsuki had braced herself slightly for the attack, created a focused barrier like Liu did. She did so by using her fire and a bit of her own demonic abilities to create two small barriers that would intercept the very peak of the impact. Of course, since it was hastily made, it did not completely block it, but it lessened an otherwise damning blow. From there, Kimitsuki saw Liu's incoming headbutt and did her best to do the same thing she did with her liberator's knees; create a small barrier to intercept the bulk of the attack. That did not stop a tear from appearing on her forehead, blood flowing from the wound down her face. She breathed heavily, the fire around her and Liu becoming hotter once more, but, also becoming much more abundant as she pushed harder against her liberator; keeping her pinned even if the Devil hit her more and more."I... I won't give up. I'll push back as hard as I have to, My Liberator..."
As soon as the Danava finished speaking, she growled softly and soon the flames around them grew wild as a board; the Danava's form changing as she relented and released. She was not going to hold back; she couldn't afford to. The Danava above Liu changed to be in attire that looked nearly molten, her eyes slanted like a reptile's, hair pink, and the heat radiating from her body was not only stronger, but much more violent. Like this, she was a dragon, a beast of legend; a beast that desired Liberty, gold, whatever, with all of it's being. Kimitsuki stared at Liu with her orange-gold eyes, a small smile on her lips as Kimitsuki pushed harder once more. "I will push back until I can no longer push no more; and I'll even keep pushing then until I pass out. You may not be able to love me, you can only adore me, I know; but I can still love you. And you being unable to love me won't stop me from finding a way to make it so you can love me back"
Kimitsuki smiled at Liu again before she reared her right arm back and tried that same punch again; this time a blue and red fire appearing on her fist as she threw the punch. It was hot, focused, fire combined with her Flame of Liberation. She may not succeed in this battle, but, she sure as shit will push back as hard as she can.