Hitman Reborn!: Resolve: Chapter 3
"Should we assist him, Kusakabe?" Lal Mirch asked.
The pilot had the helicopter do an one-eighty. "He'll be fine. Plus, don't you know by now that anyone who interferes with his fights will be bitten to death? I'm not sure about you, but I enjoy living."
"At least land us on that large hill over there, so that we could spectate the battle and make an analysis on the enemy at the same time." Basil suggested.
Lal Mirch lightly punched Basil's arm. "Good thinking."
"Fine. I guess Hibari would be okay with that." Kusakabe said, and then set the chopper on the biggest hill there was in the area.
***Free-falling, Hibari had his sharp eyes set on the stone castle that wasn't all that grand. The Cloud Guardian maneuvered his body once he was just yards from the ground and smoothly landed in front of the ancient dwelling. Without fear or reluctance, he walked towards the front door. All of a sudden, it seemingly opened by itself. No one stood there, just darkness. It was like a scene in a horror movie.
Hibari smirked , pleased for some reason. "You're a fast one."
"So, you noticed?" questioned a man standing a few dozen feet behind the outside advisor. He was referring to how Hibari realized that the door hadn't opened by itself; he moved so quickly that it just seemed that way. The attire he wore reinforced Hibari's hypothesis. The middle-aged man was dressed in a white kimono with a green sash around his waist. As for his footwear, he wore wooden sandals. Although the top of his head was bald, he had a thick, black beard.
Hibari turned around to face him and didn't give a reply.
The samurai stroked his facial hair. "The silent type, huh? Don't you at least want to know the reason my comrades and I destroyed Hiroshima?"
Still, the strongest Vongola Guardian gave no response. He took out his main weapons, twin tonfas, and stared keenly at his foe.
"Do you..err..what is it that you modern folks say? 'Kick ass and take names later'?"
"No. I bite you to death, and then..well, that's all." Hibari answered. Purple Dying Will Flames abruptly emitted to life, coating his tonfas. With fierce resolve, the Cloud Guardian rushed his opponent.
Effortlessly, the samurai evaded Hibari's assaults. Every time he 'vanished', trails of green lightning were left behind.
Hibari came to a stop, knowing that his speed paled in comparison. "You have Lightning-class type Flames? That certainly explains your swiftness."
The 'man-out-of-time' stopped, as well. "Interested in my ability? I don't know how you've acquired this mystical fire, yet as for us, the gods bestowed this power upon us! I am Raiden of the Destined Seven!"
"I don't care who you are, herbivore. I'll give you ten seconds to run inside your home to retrieve your weapons. You'll need them once I get serious."
Raiden chuckled. "I'm no fool. I have a weapon in my possession, alright. Don't blink or you might miss it." Next, he got settled into a stance that resembled an archer holding a bow and drawing back an arrow. His left eye was closed and his right eye was focused in on Hibari's torso. At first, Raiden looked like a mime or someone of the sort. Then, out of thin air, a longbow and an arrow composed of electricity the same color as before materialized in his hands.
The archer released the arrow, which traveled at the speed of electricity—which was to be expected. Hibari barely dodged the projectile. His black jacket wasn't so lucky, being that it was ripped open a horizontal hole. Instead, the arrow hit Raiden's home. The castle exploded in a giant cloud of smoke.
"You're going to pay for that! That castle was many centuries old. My ancestor built that dwelling with hard-earned yen."
Raiden sent a flurry of arrows at Hibari, who evaded each and every one. Frustrated, Raiden multiplied the number of arrows, but rather than launching them at his opponent, he shot them upward. The sight was beautiful; the refined, neon green brightened the black night. However, most people would've missed the spectacle, regarding the speed of it and all.
The three hundred or so arrows flew into the dark clouds, and Hibari knew what was coming next. They were going to descend upon him after they've reached their peak. To avoid the coming rain of arrows, Hibari activated Cambio Forma mode!