On the day of the finals, we [God Eight Breath] were winning smoothly.
This was largely due to the fact that Shino had improved her skills beyond our expectations, becoming an ace pilot even more than Tsumugi.
This means that we can seriously aim for the championship.
On the other hand, [the Cookie Magicians], led by Sakurako-sensei, also won easily.
After all, all four of them were wearing masks and had not revealed their true identities.
“I don’t know how they can fight with those masks on”
No matter how you look at it, it looks like their vision is narrowed.
I guess that means they can still win. They’re really good.
“Himari-chan, are you watching me?”
“Of course. I’ll be watching closely.”
This venue is not open to the general public.
Only those in the industry who had been given permission in advance were allowed to watch the show in person.
So, Himari stays at home and watches the game on the internet.
The semifinals of [the Cookie Magicians] began.
“Oh! Finally, there’s an ace in the hole!”
“It’s the Kugelschreiber. It’s a two-handed shotgun with two shoulder rockets. That’s interesting.”
This ace pilot is said to be even more skilled than Sakurako-sensei.
Like Sensei, she prefers close range combat, but does not use a sword.
She fights with a different type of style that is more elegant and romantic, firing shotguns and rockets at very close range.
“Hmmm, …… not so sharp today.”
“That’s true. I think we can beat her at that level.”
Is she in bad shape? But it’s good for us.
“Brother! Shino-sama! We’re about to go into battle!”
Tsumugi blew a conch.
I knew that sound would get my blood pumping!
“Okay, let’s go, Shino!”
In contrast to the [Cookie Magicians], who unexpectedly struggled to get out of the semifinals, we made it to the finals without anyone being defeated.
The flow may be coming our way.
“[So now the [Black Iron Warriors] world championship finals will begin! The three representatives from God Eight Breath and Cookie Magicians, please take your seats in the cockpit!]”
The finals will be held using an arcade cabinet.
In other words, practicing on Play Terminal 4 alone won’t cut it, players will need to go to an arcade.
I’m really grateful to the old man in Zama for giving me this as a gift.
I looked at the old Zama, who was sitting in the executive seat.
When he sees me, he smiles and gives me a thumbs-up.
I returned the smile with a thumbs-up.
We made our way to the center of the hall before sitting in the cockpit.
The four Sensei’s have gathered.
They were there to greet us before the match.
Now, let us, the challengers, say hello.
“Leader, Soma Yagami. Boarding machine, Prividienii (Ghost).”
“This is Tsumugi Yagami! My plane is Aschenbredel!”
“I’m Shino Rurikawa and my plane is Liberte (Freedom).”
Squirrel Mask took a step forward.
“I’ve seen how you’ve been fighting so far. –Yagami, Tsumugi, and Shino, you’re all very skilled. It’s not easy, but I can’t win with the mask on. I’m going to give it my all.”
When Squirrel Mask turned back around, the three of them nodded their heads.
The four members of the “Cookie Magicians” take off their masks.
The hall was quiet for a moment, then suddenly became very excited.
It would have to be.
All of the champion teams are young and pretty girls.
“Leader, Sakurako Rurikawa. Boarding machine, Kirschblutte (Sakura).”
“Sayaka Kitahara. Boarding machine: Master Snipel.”
“Reina Komatsu. Boarding machine, Gachigachikunna.”
And finally, ……, a beautiful girl with long black hair.
“Himari Rurikawa ……’s flight plane is the Kugelshuraiba.”
I had no idea it was those girls. ……
The fact that one of them is in a wheelchair was pretty much the only thing that bothered me, but it never occurred to me that it was Himari. ……
Shino and Tsumugi seemed to feel the same way, and froze with their mouths hanging open.
“Mou, I don’t even know where to begin. …… Well, …… let’s start by asking why you kept it a secret.”
“That’s the team’s rule. I wasn’t trying to trick you.”
You mean I mustn’t reveal their true identity.
That’s why Himari was pretending to be a beginner.
“In Himari’s memo, she wrote, ‘I’m going to participate in the [Black Iron Samurai] world tournament with ●● and win! Is that what it means……?”
“It doesn’t say we’ll be fighting as a team. I think she means she wants to beat Yagami-kun and win the tournament.”
It’s definitely ……. I had assumed that we would be fighting on the same team, but maybe Sensei was right.
“I guess that’s what it meant, Himari.”
“I think so. I think I woke up to fight with you.”
Himari’s eyes suddenly became sharp.
“……, but I don’t care about it anymore! I’m going to fight to stop Yagami!”
Sensei pats Himari on the head.
“I’ll fight to stop Yagami! I’m not going to let you leave Himarin behind!”
“I’ll beat you to a pulp! …… Well, maybe next time I won’t.”
“Yagami-kun. –Prepare yourself.”
“I’ll show you the power of the Ace!”
“Little sister, let’s use our power to send him to America!”
“Of course! Shino-sama!”
“Please accept my resolve.”
After we shook hands, we sat down in our respective cockpits and fastened our seatbelts.
I inserted the data card and activated the generator.
“Are you ready, representatives?”
We held up our thumbs to signal that we were ready to go.
“[Then, [God Eight Breath] VS [Cookie Magicians] The final match begins !!]”