Artist: Keith Power - Song: Red Broth - Word Count: 939
From his position in the sky Bid'Daum allowed himself to briefly enjoy the scene before himself. A blonde, whom evidently wasn't breaking a sweat, was sweeping her way though the battlefield leaving naught but a trail of blood and body parts behind her. As this occurred Bid'Daum, with a mighty inhale, let himself dine upon some of the freshly massacred souls.. "Not a bad appetizer."
The demon would mutter to himself as the carnage before him continued. It seemed joining this battle was a good idea, for the moment.
Whether unfortunate, or not, Bid'Daum had garnered the attention of at least one foe upon the battlefield. The eyes of the woman he had been watching snapped up to him almost immediately, at that moment her blade became a blur of steel through the air as a several hundred meter area around the blonde was cleared in an instant. The pale demon couldn't help but briefly admire the absolute slaughter this woman had brought forth to the battlefield.. But this admiration could not last.. For this was War.. And he had a battle to join...
Or so that was the plan... Until Magnolia appeared before him as if she hadn't been standing down in the area she had cleared just a moment ago. Bid'Daum heard the woman speak as she appeared, but what she had said mattered not.. What mattered was not
taking a hit from the being before him. The pale demon knew outright that this woman outclassed him but would not back down. As such when Magnolia lashed out with her initial attack the white haired demon was already moving, albeit at a slower pace in comparison to his foe. Fortunately for the Rakshasa his speed would be just
enough to clear to kick coming from Magnloia, but not quite the affects of said kick. Even as he evaded the mighty blow Bid'Daum could feel the vibrations strike out at both him and the surrounding area..
Even as he took the impact of the vibrations he failed to escape Bid'Daum spoke, "Che.. Should have known evading the kick wouldn't be good enough.."
The white haired male would briefly cradle the core of his body with an arm, spitting out a large glob of blood, it seemed after effects of Magnolia's attack had taken more of a toll than the male had expected.. Or even knew to expect. Despite not taking the attack directly he could feel the internal damage done. "You're strong woman.. Far stronger than the insects littering this battlefield.."
The Rakshasa would speak out as Magnolia disengaged, giving the demon but a moments reprieve.
Despite Magnolia not following up Bid'Daum was cautious.. He had been left in a dust cloud, with no follow up immediately coming at him.. This was... Odd.. He'd never do something like this, something such as giving up such a large advantage as lack of proper sight. With a roar and outburst of his demonic energy Bid'Daum would clear the dust surrounding him, only to see just what kind of damage that blonde was capable of.. And what met his silver-white eyes was no real
surprise.. the woman had cleared an immense area around the two, not a soldier nor building remained standing within the area of effect as far as Bid'Daum could see. This woman before him was truly something.. The Rakshasa, despite his hunger, could only wonder how much power he could draw forth from this woman.. How far could he push her, and her push he?
It was as these thoughts crossed his mind that Bid'Daum heard Magnolia's words.. "I know you can't be dead yet, so you might as well come on out, and face me like a warrior."
Now that.. Was interesting. Face her like a warrior? Did the woman assume he was such merely due to the blade he held within his grasp? Or did she get some sort of a feel for him that brought her to such a conclusion? At this point it mattered not. This foe was evidently confident enough in herself that she wished to have as fair a fight as one could possibly have on a battlefield. Whilst the offer had been made the Rakshasa briefly considered aiding the Danava he felt arrive but with a glance in Magnolia's direction, decided against said course of action. It'd be best if such a monster was kept occupied by another, if weaker, monster. "I find it odd that a monstrous woman such as yourself would request such a thing.."
The demon would speak, his free hand sweeping through his silver-white locks as the other readied his blade before him. "Never thought I'd meet an honorable monster in a war.."
Bid'Daum couldn't help the grin beginning to split his face.. This was about to get interesting..
And so Bid'Daum would respond to Magnolia's initial attack with one of his own. Infusing his blade, Zar'roc, with his demonic energies the Rakshasa would lash out with a mighty swing of his own. As the blade flashed through the air before him silver-white energy would erupt from the blade, slashing through the space and ground separating Bid'Daum and Magnolia. Behind the attack a large trench would be left in the ground, effectively splitting the immense area that Magnolia had cleared with her own strike. Whether or not his strike would land upon the blonde it would detonate upon fully impacting near her, kicking up yet another cloud of dust, and devastating the area further.
With this it was time for their battle to truly begin, and only time would tell if Kansas would survive the coming onslaught.