“Bull! Bull! Bull! Bull! Bull!!” Benkei trumpeted his battle cry triumphantly.
“Way to go, Benkei!” cheered Kenta.
“Yeah, show that cue ball what for!” Jonouchi piped up.
“You da man!” Honda added.
“That’s right you creep! That’s what get for grabbing me!” Anzu joined in.
The initial shock has worn off the servants of Osiris. They each give their own thoughts on Benkei getting through Odom’s Inferno Flare.
“Well that was unexpected,” Ferrah said. “I thought Phoenix’s Inferno Flare was impenetrable.”
Neferiah sighs and says to her sister, “You know that nothing is truly impenetrable. To believe such a thing is a false pretense. You should know that, sister.”
“I know that. Geez, do you always have to be a stickler,” Ferrah grumbled.
“That is enough. Focus on the battle for it is not over,” Azeem stoically interceded before an argument ensued between the sisters.
Odom gazes at Benkei with steely eyes. Never has anyone ever been able to break through Phoenix’s Inferno Flare. Not even the members of his team have been able to do so, except Azeem who found the dead angle in which to attack. Odom knows that Benkei is not a strategist thanks to the information provided by Osiris. Dumb luck? He scowls at the likelihood of it. Whether it was dumb luck or strategy the aided Benkei doesn’t matter. Odom will make the Dark Bull blader pay for attempting to usurp him.
“Benkei Hanawa,” he says firmly. Benkei looks at him as he spoke. “You have a strong fighting spirit and I wish to see more. Hopefully, you have some left.” With that, Fireblaze Phoenix becomes wrapped in a flaming aura. The legendary Firebird appears above the bey, screeching to the sky.
“I got more than that, pal!” Benkei boisterously shot back. The bull spirit of his bey manifests, stamping and grinding its hooves with a snort. Benkei does the same. “Bring it on!”
“As you wish,” says Odom. “Phoenix!” The fiery bey bursts forward. Its flaming aura trailing behind it.
“Go Bull!” Benkei. Dark Bull charges with its fusion wheel lowered like the bull headed Beyblade it is.
“Now, show me your strength. Special Move! Fire Storm Surge!” Glowing with intensity, Fireblaze Phoenix charges forth, leaving a blazing trail behind it.
“You bet I will! Go Bull! Charging Stampede!” Armor plating appears on various places on Dark Bull’s body complete with a golden helm. Wrapped in an intense red and golden aura, it charges at full speed. A massive shockwave erupts from their clash. Both beys are locked in a stalemate. Everyone watches with anticipation to see who wins the battle. Osiris smiles ecstatically. He had known Benkei was strong but for him to stand against Odom, he truly is gutsy. Benkei calls for Dark Bull to push harder. Odom responds the same. Cheers for Benkei come from Gingka, Yu and Yami. Cheers for him come from those with in the magic barrier. Madoka continues to monitor the battle, collecting data. The Bey Spirits battle it out with Phoenix wrapping its talons around Dark Bull’s golden horns and beating its wings hard. Dark Bull shoves back with all its might, grunting and snorting. The Beyblade reacts in kind as it slowly edges Odom’s bey back. The stern demeanor of Odom begins to waver. Benkei seizes the moment. “Hit ‘im now, Bull!” he bellows mightily. Dark Bull drops low and snaps back up quickly, delivering a powerful blow that upends Phoenix.
“Whoo-Hoo! Yay, Benkei!” cheered Kenta.
“Yeah! Way to go, Big guy!” Jonouchi joined in.
“Get that bald creep!” Anzu added with a fierce glare.
“Here we go! One more time, Bull! Charging Stampede!” bellows Benkei. Dark Bull responds with a flash of energy before it sprints off after Fireblaze Phoenix as it is falling.
Yami smiles. All Benkei has to do is deliver one more hit just before Fireblaze Phoenix lands and knock it out of the stadium. However, Yugi is troubled. He relays this to Yami. Yugi’s spirit manifests next to him. “What is it, Yugi?” he asks.
“Something’s not right. I got a bad feeling,” says Yugi.
“Take a look at Odom. Doesn’t he seem surprisingly calm to you?”
Yami takes a look at Odom. The large man has a stoned expression. Gazing intensely, he peers into the man’s eyes. Behind them he sees his true intent. Yami quickly becomes alert. “You’re right. It would seem that Odom has another trick up his sleeve.”
“A counterattack?” Yugi suggests.
With quick deduction, Yami replies, “That has to be it.”
“We’ve got to warn Benkei!” said Yugi urgently.
Yami nods in agreement. Then he calls out to Benkei. “Benkei, call Dark Bull back! Odom is leading you into a trap!” Benkei looks back at Yami Yugi bewildered.
“What? A trap?!” Gingka said surprised.
“Very perceptive, Pharaoh. But it is much too late,” Odom says. He then calls out to his Beyblade. It responds with a bright fiery flash of its face bolt. “Inferno Flare!” Just before Dark Bull makes contact, flames surround Fireblaze Phoenix in a violent burst that sends Dark Bull flying back. “Now! Fire Storm Surge!” Odom commands. The moment its performance tip touches the stadium floor, Fireblaze Phoenix takes off, its fiery aura trailing behind it like a comet. The gap closes quickly and the powerful impact sends Dark Bull screaming through the air.
“Bull!” Benkei calls out. He watches helplessly as his bey slams and grinds into the ground before coming to rest just past his feet.
“What da heck happened? I thought Benkei had that big lug,” says Jonouchi.
“He did,” Madoka replies. “Until Odom knocked Dark Bull back with his special move.”
“But how? Dark Bull was going full speed,” Kenta said.
“From the data I gathered, Fireblaze Phoenix somehow managed to not only lift Dark Bull off the ground but also sent it flying away. Here, take a look,” Madoka says. She turns her minicomputer to everyone. “See, Fireblaze Phoenix managed to create a powerful updraft that radiates outward very quickly. This is how it took Dark Bull off the ground.”
Watching the recorded footage along with the computerized data, Honda and Jonouchi began to get a better understanding to what happened.
“I think I get it,” said Jonouchi. “Then after, what was it…Fireblaze Phoenix got Dark Bull off the ground, it knocked it out of the stadium with a follow up.”
“But wasn’t Fireblaze Phoenix in the same situation before it knocked Benkei’s bey back?” asked Anzu.
Madoka answers with a nod. “It was. That’s when I found this.” With a couple taps of the keyboard, she brings up the data analysis of Fireblaze Phoenix. The displayed diagram shows a pair of wings just under the fusion wheel.
“Are those…wings?” Honda asks with a confused look.
“Sure looks like it,” says Jonouchi. He gazes at the wings, carefully examining them. Tactics may not be Jonouchi’s strong suit but he makes up for it with intuition. He has a knack for figuring out his opponent’s strategies through simple observation. This ability of his comes into play while he is looking at the data on Fireblaze Phoenix. “Hold up a sec. Hey, Madoka. Can you rewind that video back a bit?”
“Sure,” replies Madoka.
“Wha’cha got?” asked Honda.
“A hunch,” Jonouchi said. “Right there.”
Madoka stops the video she recorded and lets it play out in slow motion on Jonouchi’s request. She sees what he is hinting at. “It stayed aloft enough to land safely,” she says.
“Not only that. I wouldn’t doubt that Odom used that special move to set up for the second one,” Jonouchi hypothesized.
“It does make sense. That would explain how he got the early jump on Benkei,” Madoka added.
“Now that Benkei lost. It’s just Yugi, Gingka and Yu,” Anzu noted.
“Things for them just got harder,” Honda grimly added.
“That doesn’t matter!” Kenta pipes up. “Gingka’s been in tougher situations than this! And Yu’s pretty tough as well. They’ll pull through this!”
Jonouchi smiles at Kenta’s enthusiasm. “I like your style, Kenta. You really believe in Gingka just like I believe in Yugi. We ain’t got nothing to worry about. Our pals are gonna pull through for us! We just gotta keep the faith.”
Kenta responds with a nod and says, “Right! You’re pretty cool yourself, Jonouchi. Yugi’s got a good friend.”
“Aww, shucks. You’re making me blush,” said Jonouchi, rubbing the back of his head with a big grin.
“Now why’d you tell him that. Now he’s going to get a swelled head,” Honda cynically commented. Jonouchi shoots him a glare.
Osiris looks down from his seat with a gleaming grin. He had anticipated Benkei to be a strong blader however, he hadn’t counted on him nearly getting the better of Odom, who is his second strongest blader. If Odom hadn’t had Fireblaze Phoenix deploy the wings under its fusion wheel to stay aloft for that moment, Dark Bull would’ve struck true. Osiris is impressed with Benkei’s effort. Benkei came close to usurping Odom but a loss is a loss. Osiris decides to give the Pharaoh a moment longer before removing Benkei from play.
Benkei looks at his bey grimly. He was certain that he had the battle won. Alas, he has been beaten. Taking a glance at Odom and then the rest of Osiris’ servants, the chances of freeing everyone has decreased. He thinks about the hard battle Yugi, Gingka and Yu have ahead of them. He can’t help but wish that he could have done more.
“Sorry guys,” Benkei apologized.
“Don’t worry about it. You gave it your all,” Ginkga says, resting a hand on Benkei’s broad shoulder.
“Yeah but, Madoka and Kenta. And your friends, Yugi. It’s gonna be harder to get them out,” says Benkei. “I just wish I didn’t lose.”
“You fought as hard as you could, Benkei. I appreciate your effort and willingness to help me,” Yugi tells him calmly. “Gingka, Yu and I will handle Osiris’ servants and get everyone back.”
“That’s right! We’re not gonna let you down,” Gingka said with assurance.
Yu chimes in, “Yeah, we’ll get that bald creep for ya, Ben-Ben.”
Benkei looks across the faces of his friends. He sees the certainty in their eyes. Gingka and Yu are both strong bladers and have taken on some of the toughest bladers including Ryuga and his fearsome Beyblade Lightning L-Drago, and Kyoya and his ferocious Rock Leone. Benkei doesn’t know much about Yugi or Duel Monsters but he sees that Yugi has the will to defeat any opponent who challenges him. He has lost his battle so he will put his faith into these three. With a smile, he picks up Dark Bull. “Alright, I’m gonna leave this to you guys. Be sure to kick their butts!” he tells them with his usual bluster.
“We will!” Ginkga replies enthusiastically.
“You bet!” Yu adds excitedly.
Benkei takes a quick peek at Osiris. The God smiles jovially as he reaches for Benkei’s card. “Yugi, is there anything you want me to say to your friends?” he says, knowing what will be coming next. Yami Yugi replies with a nod.
Osiris picks up Benkei’s card, holds it momentarily before lying it back face down. With that, Benkei slowly fades away, giving a thumbs up with a big friendly smile before vanishing completely. They couldn’t hear him but they made out the ‘Go get ‘em’ he said at the end.
Find out how Yugi came to the world of Beyblade with the links below!!
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