The story so far:
"My new friend, when I begin fighting, it will be as a mortal enemy, bent on your death by my hands. Shall we begin?" The Aquatic Strands asked politely. Goldiamond was unnerved and annoyed by this, his empty eye sockets showing no signs of it.
"Sasha, we need you to officiate this. Aqua, I must warn you that I will boil you till you are nothing more than ashes." He replied solemnly.
Sasha became excited as the small portion of the Aquatic Strands schemed silently. "BEGIN!" She shouted, excited for the break in boredom.
The two ran filt tilt as another air bubble, five hundred and twenty five miles in radius formed, the water spilling out of broken office windows, carrying with it the unfortunate victims of its initial arrival.
"Mizu doriru no geijutsu: Furueru yoha!" The Aquatic Strands whispered as its arms shot forward in a all too easy to read arch. Goldiamond simply side stepped these and launched a series of powerful yet gentle pokes, popping many of the bubbles in the Aquatic Strands arms and shoulders.
"Please, be a little more creative in your atta-" He began to taunt, before being caught off gaurd.
"Maruchi mizu kur?nkonbo: Odoroki no metarusun?ku DESTROYER!" The Aquatic Strands roared as its body split into five, then ten, then fifty copies of itself, eaches arms forming twin water snakes that twisted and slithered rapidly, their mouths lined with rows of hard water fangs with rusting mineral reactions in them.
"Oh ****. Man, when you get going you aren't kidding around anymore. Muertes infierno agarre!" Goldiamond replied calmly as the manifestation of the Grim Reaper covered his form in a blazing sheet of fire, the snakes evaporating on contact, but the sheet growing weaker with each extended hit.
"You sure want me dead huh? But lemme clue you in on something." He smirked. "NOT ONLY AM I THE GOLDEN STRANDS, I AM THE DIAMOND AND THE STELLAR AS WELL! Torva messoribus neutron stella malleus" He yelled as the Reaper looked skywards, its jaws opening wildly as stellar fire poured out like fog creeping over the hills. The fog then superheated itself and ripped upwards through the body of water, raising the temperature by thousands of degrees in an instant. The water howled and cried in agony and pain, but its mind became razor sharp. The superheated fog then slammed together and spun wildly as the Neutron Star was born, pulsing, glowing, shining with utmost fury as the star became a giant hammer which slammed down furiously upon the Aquatic strands body, popping the rest of the bubbles into tiny bursts of flame and lava.
"I am the one that will join the Unborn Child. Not you." Goldiamond said in a hushed fury.
"Ah... But I am not dead yet."
"That can be changed. Dimensiva oblivionem!" Goldiamond roared happily as the hammer rapidly cooled off, and imploded into itself. From there it became a swirling rainbow colored blackhole that threatened to swallowed everything into itself.
"You are very strong. Water is forever. We will wait. We will see. We will savor." The water slowly mentioned as the body was slurped into the gaping, malnourished toothy Event Horizon of the black hole. "You have given me much joy in this fight Goldiamond, and for that, I thank you. When the time comes, I will join with you. But for now, I will silently travel with you. The remaineder of my body will fuse with you, as the Atomic Strands body had fused with me!"
The water sounded happy about this new experience, but Goldiamond was now terrified of the incoming pressures which now slammed into his mouth, nose, eye sockets, and pores. The sensation of every ounce of pressure that slammed inwardly threatened to drown him.
Yet it did not.
Sasha was taken aback at the sight of Goldiamond's chest slowly openening as a slightly blue circulatory system formed, the cornerstone being a purest blue heart, that began thumping. Almost immediately following that, two eyes grew into the empty sockets, with black eyelids as well.
"I... I have a heart beat! I feel the air flowing through me! I HAVE A HEART BEAT! I AM ALIVE!" He shouted in glee filled exctasy as he danced about as the body of water continued to drill painlessly into him. Sasha sat down hard, holding the small, clear containter to her forhead.
"Aqua..." She said slowly, feeling a warm sensation where the container touched her skin. "Thank you." she finished as the water remained silent.
Had it simply lost the life it had gained and returned to its previous state of simply being water?
Or did it simply need to rest?
These questions flowed smoothly into Sasha's mind.
"Come on... Since Atomic and Aqua have been defeated, we have one more to go. Then we can put this foolish Highlander Event to rest and join with the Unborn Child that rests fitfully in the Bloody Strands womb." Goldiamond whispered coldly, his mindset rapidly merging with his fallen foes, changing into something grander than anything living, dead, sentient or not could possibly hope for.
The twisted forest seemed to come alive as the Hyperwolf clapped his hands together, the forehead protector gleaming in the unseen sunlight, while Blake and the rest of the group stood helplessly and watched.
"Wh-what's he going to do?" Muttered a slow witted Skylar as he slapped his hands into the ground and pulled up a small squadron of corduroy lined Robocliners.
"Whatever it is, half of us won't survive... That's for sure!" Blake surmised as the Hyperwolf growled wildly and slowly pulled his hands apart, while tiny black stars formed and collided, the coronas licking his palms, causing an intense pleasurable sensation in his mind.
"I have told you..." The colliding sparks forming into a brilliantly dark spehere of dark fire. "That we must go..." The sphere of dark fire growing to immense proportions. "Our SEPERATE WAYS!" He roared with feeling and spread his handsoutwards in a flash, the black sun screaming upwards into the sky. "I put you all through the training..." He paused as he caught his breath, "so that you could prepare yourselves for our fight! GRAVITY WELL RAINBOW SURPRISE!" All of a sudden, for no reason at all, the most terrible and unforgivable act had been commited.
The black sun screamed in fury, its own silver lining, having been ripped outwards like a new born Bill Cosby doing stand up, slung outwards, tearing up everything in its path like Emo Spiderman becoming the head speaker at a Life Fullfillment seminar.
"DEAR GOD IN HEAVEN-" Bobby shouted, summoning his twin swords in flurry of fiery ice.
God appeared suddenly, looked at both sides in the fight, ran over to Bobby and whispered something in his ear, summoned a taxi from the gorund, and rode away as fast as possible from the whole thing.
Blake, in a moment of slight confusion, took note of this while he slung his twin chainshurikens around till they were simply buzzing blurs. "So what'd the Almighty one have to say?" He asked tenatively while the Hyperwolf decided that now was just a good a time as any to get tanning advice from Snooki.
"He told me that he had nothing to do with this, and for some reason, Jersey Shore would be on Fox News as a educational warning about what getting a job at Fox News would lead to." He answered with a little confusion.
"... That makes sense." The Hyperwolf commented as he thrust his fist forward, the Bill Cosbyesque black sun roaring towards them.
"NINJA ART: WHATEVER THE **** MAKES THAT DAMNED THING GO AWAY JUTSU!" Daniel roared as his newly gained blood line limit activated and he grew a diamond exoskeleton that more or less resembled a Golden Globes statue.
"WHAT THE **** MAN!?" A slightly disappointed Spike Lee yelled out loud as he appeared instantly directly in the path of the projectile. "I WANT MY-" The Director was not able to finish his outcry as the star vaporized him in an instant, leaving behind an equally disappointed pile of ash, who simply rolled away while swishing violently back and forth.
Just as daniel wanted, the black star simply vanished.
"Heh... Daniel, you finally mastered that thing?" The Hyperwolf asked.
"Yeah... You want to do this?" Daniel asked, his newly grown armor hardening into a wierdly fashioned Lady Gaga costume.
"Yeah. Your move."
"Move already made! GETSUGO TENSHIU!" Daniel roared as he flitted in a serpentine fashion towards the still Hyperwolf, in a moment of frozen time, Daniel and his opponent made eye contact, the glowing eyes behind the black visor meeting equally with the distant and clouded blue ones of Daniel.
"This ends now, weakling." He muttered softly and almost brought a meteor hard elbow against Daniels temple. The human swayed to the side, swinging upwards while fashioning a pair of spiked knuckles, while the Hyperwolf took the blow head on, catching him by the arm and flinging his attacker over his shoulder towards the ground. Daniel landed on his feet, flipped backwards and donkey kicked the Hyperwolf in the chest hard enough to knock him off balance.
In reply, the Hyperwolf rolled back, summoned two triple bladed Zwiehanders and flung them forward in a boomerang fashion, one sliced into Daniels chest while the other whined passed, he recovered, caught the returning weapon, and slung it at a dangerous angle, hoping to knick the Hyperwolf somehow.
"You fool. You think are able to handle my strength ALONE!? MULTIDIMENSIONAL CLONE RESSURECTION!" He laughed as warps in the fabrics of Space and Time appeared, and other versions of the Hyperwolf appeared.
Daniel breathed hard. "Yeah, I somehow think that with ALL the power that you possess, me and my dinky diamond armor are somehow enough to defeat you. All by my lonesome. SPIKE BARRAGE!"
"You FOOL! TRIANGLE FORMATION, LIGHT COLLAPSE!" The other two Hyperwolfs dashed towards thier respective positions and ripped off thier chest armor, revealing tiny battle ship cannons that dotted thier exposed ribcages. All three unleashed a hailstorm of pockshots in a focused cone, some of them actually dinging Daniels body, while most of them simply hit nothing. The Hyperwolf simply scoffed as Blake and Bobby watched helplessly.
"Uh, guys!? HELP ME OUT YOU ****!" He yelped as a random pock shot slammed him in the stomach.
"Right... Need to take care of this! Bobby! You take ugly number one, while Sky and me will take hideous number two!" Blake commanded as they dashed forward.
Skylar heard the voice of the Chasm echo in his mind.
"Don't you wish for power beyond comprehension? Aren't you tired of being the one that's always the broken cog in the machine?" It whispered seductively.
"Nope. I get free popcorn." Skylar responded happily.
"WHY THE **** DON'T YOU SURRENDER!?" The Chasm shouted angrily inside Skylar's mind.
For a minute, Skylar watched his team mates do battle with the Hyperwolf, unable to come to a positive descision, he simply responded in the best way he knew how.
"WHY IS POPCORN SO ATTRACTIVE!?"
"IT'S **** POPCORN ASSHAT!" Skylar yelled outloud, shunting the voice of the Chasm from his head.
"This isn't over!"
"Yes it is. Popcorn!" He replied, just as haughtilly. "What'd you want me to do Blake?"
Daniel dodged left, right, ducked, flipped and basically decided that he really didn't want any of these shots hitting him. Blake slashed one of the Clones heads off, the fountain of energy that erupted out as the body flopped to t he grassy floor sent him into a tizzy.
"I GOT ONE!" He yelled happily. Han Solo was in the general area, and upon hearing the happy shout, rushed over to the battle, stared into Blakes eyes with a deathly serious observational stance and said his peace.
"GREAT KID, DON'T GET COCKY!" And then promptly left for a luncheon he was late for.
Blake laughed, but was caught off guard as the energy spewing body rose back up, popped his collar, and flipped him off. "DAMN YOU TOM BRADY!" He shouted as he brought the full weight of the chainshurikens down the middle and through the waist of the headless copy.
Bobby however, became entangled somehow in a game of Hollywood Squares with the slow talking, eye drop squirting Ben Stein as the host. "SCREW THIS! ICE DRAGON ARTS: DEATHLY GRIP!" The man roared as the air instantly became a frigid mess. The squares disassembled themselves in a ludacris fashion, then reassembled themselves to form Megatron.
"DECEPTION IS MY MIDDLE NAME!" Megatron yelled happily, doing a game of hopscotch.
Bobby directed a stream of ice through the mechs head, and laughed as the clone started seizing on the ground, the pockshots still firing outwards.
Daniel made for the Hyperwolf again, landing a glancing blow on his chin, Morgan simply standing still, but delivering a series of punishing blows to his opponent's abdoman, forcing a couple of much needed gasps for air from him.
"WHY ARE YOU DESERTING US!? WHAT DID WE EVER DO DO TO YOU!?" He shouted in pain as tears seemed to be falling down his face.
The hyperwolf took no pause from delivering blow after blow, but answered as quietly as he possibly could. "Because, when the Unborn Child fuses with the victor from the Highlander Event... I will have gained all the strength from the Chasm and the Door that is needed to defeat the result of the nightmarish merging. If that means killing you all off to achieve that goal, then so be it."
Daniel grimaced as he caught the last blow, staring directly into where he thought Morgan's eyes would be.
"THEN-" He shouted, pushing the blazing fist away slowly.
"LET-" He continued, slamming his other fist against his friends throat. The Hyperwolf was now on the recieving end of a series of painful blows to the head, neck, throat, chest, and joints.
"US HELP YOU!" Daniel shouted as Blake and Bobby joined after the clones they were fighting finally died from their wounds. The tornado of punches, kickes, slashes, and pummelings caused the Hyperwolf to become unbalanced as one of Blakes lightning quick kicks slammed against the helmet and cracked the visor in half, revealing the semi-deteriorated face of his friend.
"Are you happy?" The Hyperwolf growled impatiently, white and blue blood streaming from the cuts and open wounds inflicted on him. "Why must you interrupt my path!?"
"Tsusharingutsu!" Skylar yelled out as his yes turned a bright red and gold, splashes of black formed where his pupils were and bright white Playboy Bunny symbols formed where the irises were.
"The Tsusharingutsu!? How is that possible!? The only ones supposedly capable of that evolution were the Arhem Triplets... Aneeh, where the **** are you now!?" The hyperwolf muttered into the bluetooth that had grown into his inner ear.
Bobby scoffed, "Douchebag."
"HEY! Use the tech you need to use in order to get ahead in life!" The Hyperwolf roared as he turned to see the head of ten sledgehammers coming to greet his gaze. "OH COME THE **** ON!" He shouted as all ten slammed him in the face, knocking him into the air.
Skylar looked directly at the flailing opponent and held up his fingers.
"Tsushanigutsu: Midnight affair of the Antimatter God." He whispered.
The Hyperwolf roared in fury as millions of tiny horrible comics started doing lousy sets, infuriating him to the point where he helplessly demanded his money back, even though no tender had been given.
"STOP THIS MADNESS!" He shouted in pain as his ears bled like a geyser shooting the last of its hidden stores.
"NO! YOU WILL LISTEN TO THIS HORRIBLE NONSENSE AND THEN YOU WILL LIKE ALL OF THEIR FACEBOOK PAGES!" Skylar roared impatiently.
"Why... Just... That's inhuman Dude. I mean, he is being a giant dick and all, but still!" Blake commented.
Bobby nodded in agreement. "At least... At the very least let him listen to a Jay Leno speech."
Daniel was shocked, "NO! That's even worse than this! Nobody, not even HIM of all people should be subject to that torture!" He replied, stalled for a minute as the Hyperwolf was set on fire from the level of horridness of the stand up comics.
"Make him watch Fox News from ten days straight."
The group nodded in agreement as Skylar ended his current attack and switched to a new one.
"Tsusharingutsu: Fake news insulting the rising sun."
The screams of terror, trauma, and all around unpleasantness that greeted thier ears was beyond anything they cound stand.
"Dear god..." Blake commented, softly as tears of trauma formed, "What have we unwitting Mortals unleashed upon this poor soul?"
The answer was simple enough that roared from multiple voices acting as one.
"YOU'VE UNLEASHED JERSEY SHORE..."
"BEING BROADCAST ON FOX NEWS..."
"AS A EDUCATIONAL WARNING ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS..."
"WHEN YOU ARE EMPLOYED AS A FOX NEWS ANCHOR!"
Bobby, Daniel, Blake, and Skylar paused for a moment, frowned in thought, and then nodded in amusement.
"Yeah, I'd say that's about right." Daniel said what the rest were thinking.
The attack was intensified.
With Barney the purple dinosaur making an appearance.
Tanned to the point of being mistaken for a living Gucci purse.
Eating kids like they were popcorn shrimp.
Chris Hanson did not approve.
Goldiamond and Sasha had been traveling for many days, resting when they could.
It had been seventeen days since Goldiamond had defeated Aqua, and in so, the Atomic Strands as well, and had gained a circulatory system.
It had been twenty three days since he had defeated the Stellar Strands and had gained a Central Nervous System.
Nearly a month since he had defeated the Diamond Strands, gained a musculatory system, and kicked off the Highlander Event.
Goldiamond had done a lot a thinking between the fated battles about why he felt so compelled to take part in this demented contest of strength and will of heart.