Artist: Zack Hemsey - Song: Let Them Come - Word Count: N/A
Opponent fury stoked.
Attack to be expected.
Proceed to next phase of battle.
One had to take the time to admire the shinigami resolve, a man who sought to improve themselves. It was almost enough to stoke something in the general, perhaps in another life this shinigami would've made an admirable vastimian. But for the moment Atlas would assist him the best way he could, through dipping his untempered body within the flames of conflicts to eventually harden them. Once this battle was finished he hoped that this man would walk away with a core of iron, for even if he walked away defeated or hurt, he would have the foundation needed.
But that was not the current struggle of which mattered, instead the eerily calm face on Atlas was all he was greeted by. The disappearance of the shinigami and reappearance was something to be expected, their high speed movement. The next matter was to determine where they may strike, and if he placed some faith in his body. He did, it was why as the shinigami brought the blade forward that Atlas's augmentative powers would reveal themselves. The reason he didn't go for a weapon, or another strike immediately, was in predication that this man would come to attack again.
As if to further cement that Atlas had even go so far as to offer the challenge, perhaps goading the man further. But if one paid attention to his words, the precise nature of them they would discover his attention. Stone wall, was after all incorporated into the mythology of the man.
For the perspective of the shinigami as they brought their blade down, intending to slice his good arm off, he would find it connecting. One would expect it to slice through sinew and muscle, cleaving bone, but instead the blade would stop in place as a sharp noise was heard. The type of noise when metal crashed into stone or metal works illicting a few sparks. In that moment Atlas had snap formed his Stone Wall Defense utilizing his energy to form the augmented defensive stone.
The phrase, break yourself upon my wall, seemed to make more sense now.
The stone would begin to crawl from his arm beginning to quickly engulf Atlas. The blade most likely having been stopped in place, unable to follow through with the swing, would force him to withdraw most likely. But in that moment Atlas would begin his second phase of counter attack. Utilizing the momentary lapse in combat an explosion of firery energy would be felt from his feet, clearly using this as the means for a charge up since he was within counter attack range. Atlas body would flip backwards essentially, similar to a cartwheel kick, as a brilliant explosive arc of fire followed his feet aiming straight for Tora's chin. The combined force of Atlas weight, the stonewall defense, and the solar hurricane kick would more than likely be a devastating counter attack.
At the apex of his height, Atlas singular arm would finally do the most easily expected thing. It would straighten out gripping at the holster of his pistol, quick drawing the firearm. The sound of the discharging weapon would be heard twice, as Atlas fire the weapon twice- his body completely inverted at this point. At this moment he seemed to have gained quite a bit of air, easily at the height of a street sign at his lowest point. But as he up righted, he would begin his descent towards the ground the weapon beginning to train it's sights on Tora once more.
"You shall have to try harder."
- Stone Wall Defense:
Stonewall Defense- The user utilize their energy to form what appears stone around their body to increase their defense. This is a rather simple technique and can be enhanced through training but when covered in the stone the users speed is not reduced due to their energy doing the work of holding the stone in place.
- Solar Hurricane Kick:
Solar Hurricane Kick- This attack is one of the more power but slower of the style, the user gathers their energy in their feet increasing their speed before letting it go in a small burst of flames. This would sending the user spinning clockwise positioned to take the enemy legs out, the wind up for it is the only reason it is considered slow but makes for a great counter.