Chapter 23 - Twin Dragon Blades
I looked at the blades my grandfather was holding out to me. I took them carefully.
"Th- These are made from first king dragon? But he's my- " I said.
"He wanted this, it was his dying request." my grandfather said. I noticed they were very light.
"They have special properties, depending on your current element you can do different things with them." I was on Poison Fire right now. I used some magic on them and the green poison flames engulfed the blade.
"WOAH!" I said.
"They also will never dull and can cut almost anything. One last thing, they will absorb the element you are currently using, for example if I was to use fire on you and you blocked it with the sword, they would absorb all the fire."
"Cool…" I said kind of mesmerized by them. "But grandfather I don't know how to use swords, you only taught me the Bo staff."
"You will learn, I'm sure you can find a far better teacher than me in Earth-land. Now go!" He handed me sheaths for the blades then pushed me. I guess I went through a tear that opened behind me because I was back in Earth-Land. I wasn't in Magnolia but I could see it.
"Ryu!" He flashed out of my arm. "Let's Ride!" We flew back to Fairy Tail. We got there just as the others were arriving.
"Hey, your back!" Wendy said hugging me. I looked at her.
"What? no 'I was SO worried about you'?" I said.
"Well maybe a little but I know you'll be just fine. What are those?" She asked pointing to the blades.
"Long story" I turned to Erza "Can you teach me to use them?" I asked.
"Ryan, there's only four days left, that's not much time..." Erza replied.
"Well I'm a fast learner and these may be the key to beating Acnologia."
"Okay, I'll do my best." I then explained where I got them and what they could do on the way up to the field.
"Okay, First we will go over basic dual sword skills." Erza said. Then she summoned dual swords. "First, do not think of them as two separate blades, they are the same. Second, They are extensions of your arms, you can control them just as easily as you can control your arms." We spent the afternoon going over sword skills and techniques. By the end of the day I could use them well with no magic.
"Now, lets see how you hold up in combat!" Erza said.
"Oh, no..." I muttered as Erza charged at me. I blocked her blade with my own and swung at her. She backed up.
"Ryu! White, Shadow!" I yelled, Ryu flashed out and gave me the elements. My blades lit up with White Shadows and we began attacking each other, blades never making contact with bodies. I slashed hard at Erza's blade, but it didn't break.
"Good luck breaking this, its the strongest iron there is." Erza said. I had an idea.
"Ryu, Iron!" I yelled, I was now a White Iron Dragon Slayer. Erza brought her blades down on me and I once again blocked them, but this time her blades were absorbed into my blades. I used the confusion she had as an opening and held my blades to her neck.
"Okay, you got me, good job. But don't think I'll go easy next time." Erza said. I put my blades back in my sheaths on my back then sat down.
"I'm beat." I said. Ryu came over and flashed back into my body.
"Hey Ryan" he said in my head.
"Those blades have greatly increased your Magic Power, giving you new abilities!"
"Really! Like what?"
"Along with being able to use the other elements secret arts, I think I know of a new one for you."
"Really! That should help!"
"Well, try it out!"
"Hey Erza, can you stand up to one of Natsu's exploding flame blades?"
"Maybe, Requip: Flame Empress Armor!" She changed to a fiery red and orange armor "This halves all fire damage."
"Dragon Slayer's Secret Art!" I got into position like Natsu showed me once and Erza looked ready to take a hit "Crimson Lotus: Exploding Flame Blade!" The powerful Fire attack used up a lot of my magic and even knocked down Erza. I went over to her and helped her up. She had a few mild burns.
"Sorry, I didn't mean to-"
"I'll be fine, when did you learn to do that?"
"Maybe with practice, you could even combine different secret arts." Ryu said.
"Yeah, and what's the secret art I can do now."
"Dragon Slayer's Secret Art: Dragons Body…" Ryu told me about it in my head on the way back to Fairy Tail.
"That sounds amazing!" I said.
"What are you two talking about? You have looked so amazed the whole way down." Erza asked.
"I'll tell you later." We went into Fairy Tail.
"Hey, how was sword training?" Wendy asked.
"See for yourself." I did a few moves. Everyone clapped.
"Not bad lil bro!" Jake said.
"Thanks" I said then turned to Wendy "Can I talk to you for a minute?"
"Sure" She said. We went outside and I told her about the dream I had the night before with Zeref in it.
"Wendy, the figure I saw in the smoke… it looked a lot like Natsu… is it even possible?" I asked her.
"No way! Zeref is 400 years old, there's no way Natsu is his brother!"
"Yeah, I guess you're right… but if Zeref was telling the truth, we need to find his brother."
"How do you know that's even real, it was a dream you had."
"I don't know, it just feels like it was real, like he was in my head..."
"Well we only have 4 days left, good luck tracking him down." She said sarcastically and walked back inside. I sat there awhile thinking and then I heard the old, scratchy voiced Ryu.
The Dragon King Festival… you will thrive...