"Yeah, I'm fine." Aradace replied.
Celina let out a sigh of relief. She was happy that he was alright and mad that Jack had done such a thing. Thinking of Jack, Celina looked over at him just in time to see his attack get completely destroyed by Mel's own attack.
As soon as his attack had failed, Jack had froze in shock. How had she been able to stop his attack like it nothing? Before he had chance to recover from his shock, Mel had attacked. "Chaos Blizzaja!"
Celina had saw the attack coming, but couldn't dodge it, considering that the attack had hit basically every part of the room. As soon as the attack was over, Celina watched as Mel began to charge her and Raiden with her keyblades. But Celina noticed as two of the Keyblades were on a path for Vitalani.
"Oh no you don't." She muttered under her breath. Opening her palms, she quickly made two Hex Birds with the Wind Hex in them and sent them flying off towards the two keyblades. When the Hex Birds hit the Keyblades, the Wind Hexes activated, forcing the Keyblades to fly out of control as a powerful gust of wind pushed them away from Vitalani.
But helping Vitalani had made Celina temporarily forget about Mel. So when Mel launched her attack, Celina was taken completely by surprise and she was floored by the attack. Slowly she picked herself up and glanced over at Jack, who was on his hands and knees staring at the ground. Is he alright? She thought with worry.
Jack was alright, but he was lost in thought as he stared at the ground. He now knew he had made a mistake when he had charged without thinking. After all, his father had told him something rather important about combat.
. . .
"The first rule in combat is never judge a book by it's cover," Jack's father told him as he slowly paced around. 8 year old Jack was sitting in a chair in the combat training room, watching his father's every move. Some people wouldn't be able to tell that Jack and his father, Frost, were related. After all, Jack's hair color of white was nowhere close to Frost's brown hair. But their hair wasn't the thing that told you they were related. It was their eyes. They both shared the same deep blue eyes that seemed to know everything.
"That's what I always say," Frost informed his son, raising a finger in the air for slight dramatic effect. "Take your mother for exmaple. She is a beautiful woman with a nice smile, yet you'd never guess that she's one of the most deadliest and most scariest people on the planet."
"I heard that!" The sudden shout caused Frost to do a 180 and face the direction where his wife, who was 8 months pregnant, stood with her hands on her hips. Her crimson eyes stared daggers at Frost, while her blood red hair flowed down to just below her shoulders. Alexis Hailstorm was in fact one of the scariest people on the planet. After all, someone who could use their own blood and other people's blood as a weapon was someone to be feared. But after becoming a mother, Alexis toned down her usual commanding nature and took on a more caring one in an attempt to be a good mother. Although, it didn't help that she seemed to almost always emit a commanding aura that sent chills down people's spine.
"Oh hey there, honey. How are you doing?" Frost's confident/cocky mix of a personality wavered a bit to reveal slight nervousness.
"Don't you change the subject!" She commanded, receiving a flinch from Frost and Jack in return. "I heard what you said about me, Frost." Even 8 months pregnant, Jack's mother was still as commanding, (and scary), as ever.
"But I'm just using you as an example for my lesson." Frost explained.
"Couldn't you use someone else as an example? I don't want to hear you telling my kid that I'm dangerous and scary."
But it's true, Frost and Jack both thought at the same time.
"I didn't mean to offend you, dear." Frost said in a gentleman - like tone. "But you were the only person I could think of that fit the 'don't judge a book by it's book' saying." Walking over to his wife, Frost smiled happily. "But more importantly, how are you and the baby?"
Alexis glanced down to her belly, blushing slightly. "We are both fine, but I have been having a sudden craving for dragon meat."
"Dragon meat?" Dragon meat was hard to get, considering that 99.9% of dragons could kill a man and had scales which blocked most attacks.
"Yeah. . ."
"Well if my queen wants dragon meat, then she shall get dragon meat. Time to go hunting." As Frost prepared to leave, Jack walked up to him.
"But what about my training?"
"Don't worry," Frost replied, "Henry will help you with your training while I'm gone." As always, the balding butler appeared out of thin air at the mention of his name.
"I would be honored to teach the young master."
. . .
A voice pulled Jack out of his thoughts. "So you're fighting against those puny guys, huh? Why?"
Puny?! The word shot through Jack's brain like a bullet. He was anything but puny. With anger showing in his eyes, Jack looked at the Emperor. Jack didn't hear what anybody else said. He was too lost in his thoughts as he stared the Emperor down.
Meanwhile, Celina had relaxed slightly at the sight of the Emperor coming to stop the fight. But the feeling quickly faded when the Emperor let the fight continue. Celina had half-hour that she wouldn't have to fight anymore.
Suddenly in the blink of an eye, Aradace launched a surprise attack on Mel. But Mel quickly recovered and launched an attack of her own by creating a Keyblade Dragon and having it fire a laser.
Currently, Jack had trouble standing straight. For some reason, his body wasn't listening to him and every movement was a struggle. This must be one of the status effects Celina told me about, Jack thought as he reached for a Remedy. But before he could get it, he noticed the giant fricking laser heading straight for him. Without hesitation, Jack pulled off a clumsy barrel roll and barely dodged the laser as it passed by.
As he slowly tried to pick himself up from the ground, he felt something grab the back of his jacket. The same thing that had pinned his jacket then slammed him into the wall. What the heck?
Looking back at the wall, he saw what the thing was. It was one of Mel’s stupid Keyblades, and it was pinning his jacket to the wall. It was then that he noticed that Celina and Aradace and friends were also pinned to the wall the same way.
"Free yourselves from my Keyblades in five minutes. They'll be stuck to the wall like super glue so there's no way you can get out. If you can prove to me otherwise, I shall deem this training complete."
Jack tried to hold back a sudden laugh. Celina, who was to Jack’s right, was surprised by this. He’s laughing?! And at a time like this? She thought, franticly trying to figure out how to get free from the Keyblade that was pinning the back of her dress to the wall.
Slowly, Jack reached into his pocket and pulled out a Remedy and used it.
“Do you think I’m a child?” Jack shouted suddenly, staring at Mel with emotionless eyes. At once, Blizzard appeared in Jack’s hand. Now with his sword, Jack sliced open the front of his undershirt down the middle. Once he had down that, he shrugged off his jacket and ruined undershirt, leaving them pinned to the wall by the Keyblade. Without a shirt, his six-pack and slight muscles showed openly. “Because this was way too easy.”
In an instant, the entire room became covered in a thin layer of ice. Even the Keyblades that were pinned to the wall were covered in ice. The only things that were covered in ice were the living people.
Meanwhile, Celina was slightly blushing as she saw Jack without a shirt. She knew she couldn’t do what he did, considering that she was a female, so instead she thought of something else. Reaching for her sword, she pulled it out of its holster. Once she had it, she carefully looked behind herself and began to cut the fabric of her dress that was just below the Keyblade. When she had finally cut it, she was free, but there was a large hole in the back of her dress that revealed her bare back. The fabric that was missing was still pinned to the wall by the Keyblade.
Now that she was free, she wanted to help the other trainees. “Does anybody need help getting free?” She asked, looking at each person. If someone did need help she would cut them down, making sure to cut the least amount of clothing possible.
At the moment, Jack was looking straight at Mel. “You owe me a new undershirt and jacket,” he stated coldly. “I know I underestimated you at the start, but I won’t do that again. But you need to stop underestimating me. I’m stronger than you think. And also-“ In the blink of an eye, Mel was covered from head to toes in a thick layer of ice. Followed by that, four walls of four foot thick ice rose up around Mel making her disappear from view. A four foot thick ceiling of ice formed, trapping Mel in a large box of ice.”-you need to chill out.”
As Jack walked back over to the other trainees, a slight smile formed on his face. Whether the smile was caused from the bad joke he made or the fact that he had put Mel in an ice prison, who knew. But the smile would stay on his face for a few minutes. However if someone pointed out the smile, it would fade away and his bored expression would appear again.