Benkei stares Odom down. The man may dwarf even his impressive size, but he will not back down. Just like his friend Kyoya Tatagami, Benkei will stand firm against any opponent. He takes out his launcher and locks his Beyblade, Dark Bull, into place. Losing is not an option. Saving Madoka and Kenta along with Yugi’s friends is his only thought. Beating Odom will bring the one step closer to getting their friends back. “Okay baldy, bring it on!” he bellows forth.
Odom stoically takes out his launcher and locks in his Beyblade. “My Fireblaze Phoenix and I will silence those load boasts of yours,” he says coldly.
Osiris casts a grin. “Let the second round commence.”
“You’re going down, pal!” bolstered Benkei.
“Do you battle as skillfully as you bluster?” Odom said back.
“I’ll show you!” Benkei counts down and fires Dark Bull into the stadium.
Odom follows suit. “I will not bother with you any further. I will end this battle now,” he says dispassionately. Sweeping forward an arm, Fireblaze Phoenix surges bursts forth, striking Dark Bull hard and knocking back.
Benkei is startled but not shaken. “Oh yeah, two can play at that! Go, Bull!” he bellows. Dark Bull dashes across the stadium. Fireblase Phoenix intercepts and the two beys clash. Sparks rain down as their fusion wheels grid against each other. They break away briefly and quickly clash again.
On her minicomputer, Madoka begins examining Odom’s Beyblade and gathering data on it. The computer blips and beeps as she taps the keys. Soon it bleeps several times before flashing its findings. Madoka quickly becomes alarmed. “This isn’t good,” she says.
“What’s wrong, Madoka?” asks Anzu.
“That big guy is using a Burn Fireblaze 135MS,” Madoka said.
“Is that a bad thing?” Honda said.
Madoka nods her reply. “Fireblaze Phoenix is the same stamina type Beyblade as Burn Fireblaze.”
“Wait, isn’t Burn Fireblaze the Beyblade that Gingka’s dad Ryo uses?” Kenta asks.
“That flame haired kid’s dad got one of those? Dat’s not good,” Jonouchi noted.
Madoka responds, “No, it’s not. Gingka barely won against his father Ryo. And if this guy is on the same level then Benkei is in trouble.”
Fireblaze Phoenix clashes hard with Dark Bull. The two beys circle around the stadium with Dark Bull being pushed dangerously close to the edge. Benkei watches, grinding his teeth. He has to get his bey free otherwise the battle will be over before it starts.
“Get out of there, Bull!” he yells mightily. Dark Bull shoves Fireblaze Phoenix back just enough so it can slow down. Once the fiery bey zips past, Benkei seizes the opportunity. “Go Bull! Hit ‘im now!!” On command, the bovine bey charges and slams into Odom’s bey. Now Fireblaze Phoenix is riding the edge of the stadium.
“That’s it, Benkei! Push him out!” Gingka cheered.
“You got it, Ben-Ben!” Yu says excitedly.
Yami retains his resolve, offering just a smile of appreciation. Yugi, however, is more excited. “He’s got Odom on the edge. All Benkei has to do now is push his bey out of the stadium.” Yami then looks up at Odom.
Odom watches with a keen eye. Having Dark Bull pull back just enough to corner his bey is a creative strategy. However, he anticipated something like this. Odom is aware of Benkei’s battle style. He can get overconfident which make him oafish and he will make mistakes. Like now for instance. “Phoenix!” Odom says. His bey knocks Dark bull Back and sprints off, riding the edge of the stadium before dashing to the center and stopping.
“What? I almost had him,” Benkei says, shocked that Fireblaze Phoenix was able to break away. Then he roars back, “Okay! Then let’s try this! Go Dark Bull!” Glowing intensively, Dark Bull charges down Fireblaze Phoenix. The fiery bey stands firm with the bull bey bearing down. Suddenly, a wall of flame explodes around Odom’s bey just as Dark Bull is about to make contact. “Bull!” Benkei cried out as his bey is sent flying through the air. It hits the ground hard but continues spinning.
Everyone looks on in shock. They begin wondering what had happened. Ginkga stares at Fireblaze Phoenix, wrapped in a fiery aura. Something about it began to seem familiar to him. “That bey?” he says softly.
Yami Yugi, who is within earshot, looks at Gingka. “What is it, Gingka?” he asks.
“That bey. It seems familiar to…” Gingka starts to say. And then it hits him. “No way!”
“Gingka, what’s wrong?!” Yami asks, now concerned.
“That bey is like my dad’s!”
“You mean Burn Fireblaze?” asked Yu.
“Yes, I’m sure of it.” Gingka replies with certainty. For a moment, his mind flickers back to the Battle Bladers Tournament. While competing in Beyblade battles in order to earn points to qualify, Gingka encountered a masked man who called himself Phoenix. Unbeknownst to Gingka, the masked man was actually his father Ryo who disappeared months prior. He battled Phoenix. He was soundly defeated in their first match and barely managed to edge out a victory in the second. Burn Fireblaze is a powerful bey. If Odom’s Fireblaze Phoenix is on the same level, Benkei has little chance of winning. “Benkei!” Gingka has to warn him. Benkei turns his head. “That Beyblade is the same type as my father’s!”
“What?! You’re kidding?” replies Benkei. He returns his attention to Fireblaze Phoenix. He has seen Burn Fireblaze in action when Gingka battled his father Ryo, who was in disguise. Ryo was strong and so was his bey. So what, Benkei think, putting on his bravest face. Kyoya is just as strong and if Odom is the same then he has no reason to pull punches. “Thanks for the tip Gingka. I’ll take it from here,” Benkei says to him. Then he calls out, “Alright, Bull! Let’s show him what we’re made of!” Dark Bull responds with a flash of its face bolt before charging at Fireblaze Phoenix again.
“It’s futile,” Odom calmly says. With a gesture, Fireblaze Phoenix surrounds itself in a wall of flame.
Benkei sees this. But he will not be deterred. “That’s what you think!” he bellows back. “Special Move! Dark Bull Red Horn Uppercut!!” Dark Bull glows brightly as it surges forward with more speed. The bull spirit within the bey manifests above, galloping at full steam with its head lowered and horns aimed. Dark Bull slams into the flames swirling around Fireblaze Phoenix. However, unlike before, Dark Bull holds its ground and continues to push forward.
“Whoa, intense!” says Honda.
“Yeah, that big guy is really giving it to ol’ chrome dome!” Jonouchi laughs.
Madoka check the data she had gathered. It appears that there is a weakness in the flame wall being generated by Fireblaze Phoenix. “There is a chance Benkei can get through,” she says.
“How’s he supposed to do that?” Anzu wondered.
“The fire swirling around Fireblaze Phoenix is just like any wall. Its strong across the surface but concentrate pressure at one point…”
“And it will fail,” Anzu finishes. “Oh I get it. So as long as Benkei keeps it up…”
“He’ll teach that bald meanie a lesson,” adds Kenta.
Odom begins to react. He may’ve underestimated his opponent a little. Keeping his resolve, he holds out his hand again and commands his bey to push back. With a flash of flame, the majestic phoenix spirit appears above the wall of flame with it wings spread wide. The fire bird of legend beats its wings, sending blazing hot gusts at Dark Bull. The bull digs its hooves and stands in defiance.
Yami Yugi, Gingka, and Yu cheer Benkei on.
“That’s it, Benkei! Keep it up!” Gingka said.
“You got it!” Yu piped up excitedly.
“Stand firm, Benkei!” Yami added.
Dark Bull presses hard against the wall of flame swirling around Fireblaze Phoenix. Benkei continues to goad his bey, commanding it to keep fighting with the boisterous demeanor he is known for. Odom, surprised that Benkei is able to withstand Phoenix’s Inferno Flare, begins to grow irritated. No one has usurped him before and no one will now.
“You will not win,” he says sternly before commanding his bey to increase the strength of Inferno Flare.
“Yes…I will!!” Benkei fires back. Calling out to his bey, Dark Bull snorts and charges forward, this time angling it attack to go against the swirling tornado of fire. When he battled his best friend Kyoya Tatagami in the Battle Bladers Tournament, he managed to break through Rock Leone’s Lion Gale Force Wall, the special move that creates a powerful cyclone around Kyoya’s bey. Though he lost, Benkei fought hard until the end. Just like he has to now. With his Bey Spirit rising fast, Benkei bellows forth, “Go Bull!!” Dark Bull glows intensely. It spins into the flame wall harder until, with a violent blast, the flames around Fireblaze Phoenix are dispersed. Odom looks on in shock as does his team. Even Osiris raises an eyebrow.
Find out how Yugi came to the world of Beyblade with the links below!!
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Yu-Gi-Oh X Beyblade Ch.1 Pt.5
Yu-Gi-Oh X Beyblade Ch.2
Yu-Gi-Oh X Beyblade Ch.3
Yu-Gi-Oh X Beyblade Ch.4
Yu-Gi-Oh X Beyblade Chapter 4 Pt.2
Yu-Gi-Oh X Beyblade Chapter 4 Pt.3
Yu-Gi-Oh X Beyblade Chapter 5
Yu-Gi-Oh X Beyblade Chapter 6 pt.1
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Yu-Gi-Oh X Beyblade Chapter 6 Pt.3
Yu-Gi-Oh X Beyblade Chapter 6 Pt.4
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The Witch dances with the Devil Epilogue
Have a look at my fantasy story “Arcana X: Gunslinger Swordsman!”
Chapter1- Part 1
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The adventure continues with “Arcana X: Bitter Suites to Succubi!”
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Arcana X 2nd Assignment: Chapter 9 Pt.1
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