SIDE STORY 2 - THE DEMON GIRL OF THE EAST
It is early afternoon when Rin instruct the girls that they must take Au Un and get him washed and fed. Zephra complains, "Aw, I want to go outside to have some fun." Rin orders, "You can have your fun after you take care of Au Un, he has been very gracious transporting us everywhere. We always want to show him our generosity in return." Nephra tells her sister, "Come on, if we work together we'll be done in no time." Zephra follows her mother's orders as the girls get Au Un to take him to the lake and the grassy meadow to feed. Though Zephra groans about having to put her fun on hold to take care of Au Un, her demeanor immediately changes when she sees the sweet dragon demon. She smiles at him and rubs his skin while asking, "Hey there Au Un, are you hungry, huh?" Nephra rubs his other side as she tells Zephra, "Let's feed him first then we'll give him a bath." The girls do just that, while they are at the lake, they clean him well and begin drying him off when they hear a small voice behind them, "Hello." The girls look up and they see another girl that is thier age that looks to be a demon. Nephra speaks back to the demon girl, "Oh, Hello." The demon girl walks up and rubs Au Un as she says, "Wow, I wish I had a pet like this." Zephra responds, "He's not our pet, he's a member of our family." Nephra adds, "This is Au Un, he's been around since before we were born. I'm Nephra and that's my sister Zephra, What's your name?" The demon girl responds, "I'm Sayomi, I'm from the Eastern lands." Nephra asks, "You flew all the way here to the West, How come?" she responds, "I came here looking for some fun and excitement, the demon kids in my area are a bore." Zephra perks up, "I know what you mean, It gets awfully boring around here too." Sayomi has a suggestion, "Why don't we play together, the three of us can have lots of fun." Zephra and Nephra are both excited with that idea as they finish up with Au Un and all three continue talking and walking him back to the castle. With thier mother's permission, the girls go outside the castle grounds with their new friend to have some fun. It's a very hot day as all three girl tie a vine around a tree branch near the lake, they use it to swing and jump in the cool water. They use many long vines and tie them together so that they can take turns jumping rope. The three girls continue to have a great time, racing each other and climbing trees when they realize that the time has come for them to part ways. Nephra informs, "Our mother expects us in before the sun sets, we have to go." Zephra asks Sayomi, "Can you come back?" Sayomi informs, "Sure, I'll see you tomorrow." After the girls bathe in the hotspring and eat dinner they go to bed. Rin kisses them goodnight and tucks them in, When she leaves the room, Zephra asks Nephra, "Today was fun wasn't it?" Nephra says, "Yeah, I hope Sayomi comes back."
The next morning, the girls have sparing practice; as soon as it's over, they are eager to meet Sayomi at the meadow but as they begin to walk out, the girls hear their father call out, "Zephra, not so fast young lady." The girls turn around and their father is behind them, he continues, "Jaken has informed me that you arrived late to your sparing practice this morning." Zephra informs her father, "I only missed a quarter of the time." Sesshomaru responds, "Then you will make up that time now." Zephra complains again, "Aw..father." Sesshomaru replies, "Let's go Zephra.... Nephra you are free to leave." Nephra tells her sister, "We will wait for you at the meadow until you're done Zephra." She rushes off to meet Sayomi while Zephra remains with her father to finish the amount of sparing practice she missed. As Nephra approaches the meadow, she sees her new friend and starts to say hello when she sees that Sayomi is going through a napsack that has valuables in it. Nephra asks, "Hey Sayomi, what are you doing?" She responds, "I found this napsack, it looks like it belongs to a human. It has these pearls in it and this beautiful pendant." Nephra responds, "Oh, sometimes the humans come through here on their way to sell their valuables to other humans for food or clothes. It's a shame that it was lost, now some poor human family may not have food or warm clothes for the up coming winter." Sayomi decides she will keep the jewels for herself as she states, "What a fool to lose such valuables, They belong to me now." Nephra is surprised at Sayomi's response as she says, "Perhaps we should leave the napsack here for the owner to find." Sayomi is secretly envious of Nephra's beauty and kind demeanor as she rolls her eyes and replies, "That's stupid, why would I do that?" Nephra responds, "Because you should never take from someone who is poor or less fortuneate." Sayomi responds, "How do we know it wasn't some rich human that dropped these?" Nephra replies, "It doesn't matter, it's not yours to take Sayomi." Sayomi goes along with Nephra just to keep her quiet, "Okay, Okay, I'll leave it over here by this bush." She places the items back in the napsack and lies them near a bush as she thinks: I'll get those pearls to take home with me when she is not looking. Nephra is happy with that as she tells her, "That's good Sayomi, Isn't it a nice feeling to do what's right?" Sayomi replies, "Sure, whatever. So where's Zephra? What should we play today?" Nephra informs, "Zephra will join us soon, meanwhile you and I can have fun until she comes." Sayomi and Nephra are near the lake so they decide to compete with each other skipping stones in the water to see whose stone can go the furthest.
Meanwhile, Zephra is in front of Jaken and her father as he watches and guides her kicks, jumps and flips. Sesshomaru requests, "Let's see it Zephra." Zephra knows that her father wants her to prove to him that she can transfer demonic power through her body and emit her slash blades at the same time but she has difficulty with this each time she attempts it. Zephra replies, "Father, it's very draining to transfer demonic energy." He responds, "Yes, I am aware. It is the same for every demon however I still want to see you perform this task." Zephra tries to transfer her demonic energy throughout her body and as she does her eyes glow red and she slowly begins to levitate but when she goes to use her slash blades, all concentration is lost and she falls to the ground, unable to do both. Sesshomaru explains to her, "You continue to allow your concentration to suffer, you must learn to divide your mind and give your attention to both demonic abilities to create the one skill I need you to perform. Zephra, You have yet to master this technique that I have taught you. Tomorrow, your sparing practice will be extended and each day after until you get this right." Zephra is dissapointed as she sadly says, "Yes father." Sesshomaru tells his daughter, "You may cease practice for now." he continues, "Zephra, It is of great importance to me that you and your sister's fighting abilities be flawless. My daughters must be able to protect themselves effectively. I will hear no more of you missing parts of your sparing practice, is that understood?" Zephra responds, "Yes, father." Sesshomaru finishes, "Very well, you are free to leave." Zephra thanks her father and he watches as she runs off to begin her fun for the day. Jaken seems to know what Sesshomaru is thinking as he assures him without being asked to, "Milord,.... you were by no means too hard on her. The girls must understand what is priority and what is not!!" Sesshomaru does not respond but Jaken's words do reassure him as he walks back into the castle.
When Zephra finally joins Sayomi and Nephra she sees they are using the stones to play a game with as Nephra flicks it and it goes flying into a tree and richochet's into surrounding trees stumps before finally hitting the ground again. Nephra jumps up with excitement, "Ha...Did you see that!!" Zephra joins in, "What are you doing?" Nephra turns to reply, "Oh we were just trying to see who can shoot these stones the best. " Nephra begins to inquire, "What happened? Was father very angry?" Zephra informs, "He extended my sparing time, Now I have to stay longer to practice that technique he wants us to learn." Nephra replies, "Oh wow, father is really serious about this." The girls are not paying attention to Sayomi as they are deep in conversation about the next days sparing practice when suddenly the girls hear the sound of loud, erratic chirps and squeals. They look and see a family of birds all flying around frantically hovering over another bird that is lying on the ground bloody and apparently hurt. Nephra runs over to the wounded bird and softly picks it up in her hands. She sees a stone lying on the ground also near by with a small spot of blood on it as she looks at Sayomi with anger, "It's the father bird and it's wing is broken. What have you done?" Sayomi is unemotional and showing no remorse as she shrugs and says, "It was an accident." Nephra narrows her eyes at Sayomi and says, "I don't believe you, I think you did it on purpose." Zephra jumps in, "C'mon Nephra...Neither one of us was paying attention, It probably was an accident." Zephra kneels down and rubs the birds furry little head softly as she says, "I think he will be okay." Nephra says, "I'm taking him home this instant to try and bring him back to health." She walks off headed back toward the castle. Zephra says, "Nephra really loves animals, she tends to overreact sometimes." Sayomi replies, "Ah nevermind, let's go find some fun stuff to do."
Zephra and Sayomi spend the entire day together playing and talking that they are becoming very close. They have fun showing off their powers to each other, they play little mischevious tricks on the demons of the empire by setting a trap that causes a pile of leaves to fall on a demon as it walks past and they set another trap that causes a demon to trip over a vine and fall to the ground. The girls laugh at the naughty tricks they play. Towards late afternoon, they decide to go for a swim in the lake to cool off from the hot sun that is beaming down on them while they run and play. They take turns jumping into the lake as they do unique flips and make the water splash. After they lay on the grass to dry off as Zephra admits something to Sayomi, "You know, I have to admit...It really feels good to have a playmate other than my sister." Sayomi nods, "I bet. I know I would get bored being with the same person every single day and I'm sorry to say but Nephra is not much fun sometimes." Zephra explains, "Nephra's a great sister but sometimes her little miss perfect attitude can get a bit annoying?" Sayomi replies, "I bet your parents show her favortism because of her beauty, don't they?" Zephra disagrees, "No they don't." Sayomi wants Zephra to turn against Nephra as she says, "Well why did you have to remain at fighting practice while Nephra got to come out and have fun?" Zephra explains, "Because she has already mastered the technique while I still need to practice." Sayomi says, "Sure...your being punished but she is not. Any other father would have made her practice with you, make her help train you until you got it right,.... you know.... as a team effort. Nephra resembles your father, I can see he loves her more, no doubt about that." Sayomi's words don't affect Zephra as she thought they would, "You don't know what your talking about Sayomi so let's just drop it." Sayomi thinks she will keep working on it and she will be able to brainwash Zephra in due time.
In the evening before bed Nephra is in the resting quarters trying to help the little papa bird gain it's strength back. He is unable to fly due to his injured wing. She talks to the bird as she feed him, "Poor thing. I will get some medicinal herbs tomorrow and make a liquid from it to rub on your wing, that will help." Zephra enters the room and she tells Nephra, "Today was even more fun than the day before. Are you still angry with Sayomi?" Nephra replies, "I don't know, I guess not...maybe it was an accident." Zephra asks, "Good you should come with us tomorrow. Give her a chance." Nephra thinks for a minute and then replies, "Okay, I'll be there tomorrow."
The next day Zephra must continue with sparing practice while Nephra again goes to meet with Sayomi. Nephra decides she will forget the whole ordeal with the bird as she greets her, "Hi Sayomi." Sayomi replies, "Hey Nephra. I guess we have to wait for Zephra again." Nephra nods, "Yes, our father wants her to have extra time to practice a demon technique." Sayomi tells Nephra, "You missed a lot of fun yesterday, I want to do what Zephra and I did yesterday." Nephra inquires, "Yeah, what's that." Sayomi says, "We played tricks on the demons here. we made a big bunch of leaves from a tree fall on one demon's head as we were hiding." Sayomi laughs, "The expression on his face would have made you die of laughter." Nephra does think that sounds funny as Sayomi tells her, "C'mon I'll show you what we did." Sayomi does the exact same trick on another demon and Nephra does laugh at the sight of the demon's reaction." The girls can hear some horses galloping in their direction as Nephra says, "Oh the humans sometime come through here because we are outside the boundries of my father's empire. Sayomi wants to set another trap, "Hey, Watch this." As the humans on horse back ride closer, Sayomi begins to shoot out demonic power from her tail causing the horses to react in fright. Some of the horses stand on their hind legs and attempt to turn around causing the riders to fall and roll down the hill while another horse falls on his side falling on his rider and badly wounding him. Sayomi laughs and begins to run away from the scene while Nephra is in shock from the incident and is not sure what to do, eventually following Sayomi. When they finally stop running and enter back into the grounds of her father's empire, Nephra scolds Sayomi, " I think you may have hurt those men and horses badly!" Sayomi replies, " So what, you are a demon..why do you care about humans so much?' Nephra ignores her question and says, "Sayomi, I don't think that you and I can be friends." Sayomi disagrees, "Ok, don't go. I'll tell you what...let's just play simple games like hide and catch. That's simple, innocent fun..okay?" Nephra thinks it's a bad idea but Sayomi does seem to want to be friends. Nephra thinks: Maybe she just doesn't realize that the things that she is doing are bad? Against her better judgement she agrees, "Okay Sayomi, let's just play something simple like hide and chase, I'll go first." Sayomi hides and When Nephra finds her, they run and she is caught. It is now Nephra's turn to hide and once she is found, she runs but when she is caught, Sayomi pushes Nephra down causing her to fall on her back and holds her down as she aims her pointy tail at Nephra. Nephra is surprised and gasps as Sayomi has a devilish look in her eyes and says, "Want to see what I could do to that pretty face of yours?" Nephra yells, "No! What are you doing?!" Sayomi strikes the ground as demonic sparks emit from her tail and hit the grass next to Nephra's face causing the grass and dirt to melt. Sayomi laughs as she teases Nephra, starting to strike her tail at her then pulling it back. Nephra uses her demonic blast and it pushes Sayomi backward allowing her to become free of the demon girl's grip. Sayomi stands up and says, "Can't you take a joke? I was just kidding." Nephra responds angrily, "Well, I didn't find it very funny Sayomi." Sayomi tells Nephra, "I wouldn't hurt you, we're friends right? I was just having some fun." Nephra is unforgiving as she walks off on her way back to the castle.
Zephra sees Nephra on her way back to the castle, walking alone. She shouts out to Nephra, "Hey, Nephra where are you going, where's Sayomi?" Nephra tells her, "I'm going back to the castle, I don't want to be around that horrible girl any longer." Zephra inquires, "What do you mean?" Nephra informs, "Sayomi is evil, she just tried to strike me with her demon powers." Zephra asks, "Did she hurt you?" Nephra says, "Well, no, she said she was just playing but I don't think she was." Zephra responds, "Sayomi wouldn't try to hurt you, there must be some mistake." Nephra replies, "I don't think so." Zephra pulls her sister's hand, "C'mon let's straighten this out." Nephra pulls her hand away and insists, "NO, I don't want to be near her one more minute, she's not a very nice girl at all. Zephra, You had better be careful around her." Zephra sticks up for her friend, "Oh she's not so bad, you just don't understand Sayomi." Nephra shrugs as she continues to walk to the castle, "Fine, you go with her. I've had enough." Zephra watches as her sister leaves but this does not stop her from contining her fun day with her new good friend.
The next day during sparing practice, Jaken instructs Zephra to attempt the technique her father wants her to learn. Nephra does it with ease but Zephra can not seem to keep her concentration while doing two techniques at once. She falls to the ground again, frustrated she asks Jaken, "Oh...Why do we need to learn how to transfer demonic energy while using our powers at the same time? " Jaken explains, "Because, When you are old enough, your father will be giving both of you a special sword made from his fang. You must be able to transfer demonic energy to it and wield it flawlessly at the same time, that's why you need to know...Now try again!!" Nephra tries to motivate her sister, "Come on Zephra, you can do it." Zephra tries the technique two more times but still falls to the ground. After sparing practice the girls do thier chores and Nephra asks her sister, "Are you going to see that awful Sayomi after chores?" Zephra replies, "Yep, she's going to take me to her area today." Nephra looks at her sister worried, "You're going to the Eastern lands with Sayomi !? That's not a good idea." Zephra replies, "It'll be fine, Nephra." Zephra ignores her sister's warnings and after her chores are done, she is ready to leave for the Eastern lands with her friend Sayomi but before she goes Nephra pleads, "I really wish you wouldn't go to that girls area, can't you both just play here?" Zephra sighs, "Nephra, please....I want to see something different, I'm sick of this area. Don't worry, I'll return by sunset as always." Nephra watches as her sister runs off to meet with Sayomi. When she meets her, Zephra flies on Sayomi's back to the Eastern lands as planned. Sayomi shows Zephra around the demon village where she lives and she points to the large castle of their ruler, Lord Zeref. Sayomi says, "Lord Zeref is the great lion demon, no one can defeat him." Zephra immediately responds, "My father is ruler of the West, the great dog demon and he would destroy Lord Zeref." Sayomi laughs, " I bet one day they will battle, then we will see whose best." Zephra agrees. The girls have fun as they continue to play games in the woods of the Eastern lands when suddenly Sayomi sees a group of human kids near by playing with a ball. Sayomi nudges Zephra and says, "Look at those humans over there. Let's give them a scare." Zephra laughs as she asks, "What do you have in mind?" Sayomi whispers to Zephra as they both laugh and agree to scare the human kids. The girls hide behind some bushes and when the human kids are close enough the girls jump out and Sayomi says, "Zephra, look yummy human kids to eat." Zephra plays along, "Yes, I love the taste of human brains." The human kids recognize that Sayomi and Zephra are demon kids as they really think they will be eaten, they scream and run. Zephra and Sayomi run after them lauging and having a great time. Zephra catches one of the human kids, she puts her arms around him in a bear hug and shouts, "Gotcha!!" However when Sayomi catches one of the human kids she begins to attack using her demonic powers. Zephra sees this and lets the human she is holding free, Sayomi attempts to strike demonic powers at the human girl she has captured but Zephra uses her demonic speed to rush to the girls aid and deflect Sayomi's strike with her slash blades, stopping it from hitting the human girl. She asks Sayomi, "Hey, what are you doing? You could've hurt her." Sayomi responds, "So what? She's just a pathetic human, who cares?" Zephra responds, "I do. Fooling around is one thing but we're not suppose to attack helpless humans for no reason." Sayomi argues, "That's your father's stupid rule, we are in the Eastern lands now, my ruler allows us to kill humans at will." Zephra turns to the human girl and says, "Hurry, go with your friends back to the human village, she won't harm you." Sayomi says, "Who's gonna stop me." Zephra responds, "I am." Sayomi shakes her head as she responds, "I thought you would be fun but your just a pathetic half human, just like them!!" Zephra replies, "Nephra was right, you're crazy." Sayomi decides to leave Zephra stranded, "Hmf, Good luck finding your own way back to the Western Province, You half breed fool." Sayomi storms off deserting Zephra there in the Eastern lands with no way back to her own area. Zephra thinks: Now I've really gotten myself in a jam, how will I get back to the Western land? It's way too far to walk. There's no way i'll get home before sun set. I should have listened to Nephra all along." Still Zephra begins walking as she tries to think of a way back. Meanwhile, Sayomi begins flying back to her home land as she thinks to herself: Who does Zephra think she is? She is a worthless half demon, nothing more...I'll show her how inferior she really is. At that very moment a plan strikes her and she immediately puts it into motion flying to an area where she knows of a group of dark, evil demons gather. When she reaches that area, she sees three demons there devouring the meat of a carcass. Sayomi knows these demons are dangerous so she'd better come up with a good reason for interrupting their meal, she says, " Hey, are any of you powerful demons interested in a big reward and gaining the favor of our Lord Zeref?" One of the horrifying demons responds, "What would a kid like you know about it?" another demon agrees, "Yeah, I'm sure Lord Zeref doesn't waste time telling a demon child what pleases him." Sayomi responds, "Oh, I'm quite sure that Lord Zeref would be very interested in holding the dog demon princess of the West captive. Lord Zeref has long since wanted to gain dominance over the West so no doubt she being held as his ransom will please him." The demons look at each other and agree that this is sounding good but one demon inquires, " How will we kidnap the princess of the Western lands? The demons of her father's empire will slaughter us if we tried." Sayomi smiles, "But she is here,in the Eastern lands. I fooled her into coming here as my playmate and now she is stuck here with no way back to her castle. She is wandering our lands right now, finding her should be simple." Sayomi master minds the plan to the evil demons, "Capture her and then take her to Lord Zeref , I am sure you all will be well rewarded." The demons all like the plan and agree as Sayomi dons a sinister smile and shows them where to find her. All four of them fly to the location. When they spot her from high in the sky, Zephra is still walking and trying to find her way out. Sayomi points down and says to the demons, "There she is, the princess...Get her!!" Sayomi decides she will hide behind a nearby tree and watch everything unfold as she thinks to herself: Zephra will wish I was here to help her, She'll be sorry that she quarrelled with me when these demons capture her and take her to Lord Zeref. Zephra can smell the scent of several demons approaching causing her to look up as she sees the three of them coming in her direction and in an instant she is surrounded by huge, horrid looking demons. They grin and show off their claws and teeth trying to frighten Zephra but to their suprise she only asks, "What do you demons want with me?" One of the demons comments to another, "ha, she's just a little half demon, I wonder why that kid didn't just capture her and take her to Lord Zeref herself?" The other demon responds, "Who cares, she's ours now and we will get that reward." Zephra thinks to herself: Kid!? This must be Sayomi's doing. A demon goes to attack her with his claws thinking it will be so easy but Zephra slashes him with her blades dismembering a side of his face as she warns the other two, "Do not allow that deceitful girl to cause your deaths. If you are wise you will leave me alone." They ignore her advice and continue to go after her. The demons pounce at her and try to capture her but Zephra is so young, small and fast that they are finding it difficult to contain her all the while she is attacking them with her slash blades and poison claws. The now dismembered demon is so angry as he shouts, "Urrr, I'm going to kill you!!" He charges at her and tries to quickly grab her in a bear hug but she leaps and rolls causing him to only grab at the air, Zephra laughs, "Ha...you've got to catch me first....Grandpa." The other demon yells out to his comrade, "Hey stupid...we need her alive remember, the reward." Zephra does a twirl and slide with her foot and knocks one of the demons off his feet causing him to fall to the ground, she finishes him off with her deadly poison claws directly in the midsection but the other two demons gang up on her as she slashes one of them in the chest the other grabs Zephra by the legs causing her to fall frontwards and he drags her to him. Afraid of her poison claws he uses his demonic powers to immobilize her, Zephra thinks: Oh No, what is his power, I suddenly can't move. The demon yells, "Alright, we've got her now." He tells Zephra, "You gave us quite a struggle girl." Zephra feels completely paralyzed but she can still speak as she says, "remove this power you have on me or you'll be sorry!!" The demon laughs, "You won't be our problem much longer." Suddenly the demon that has the paralyzing power over Zephra is hit with a blast from the sky which frees Zephra from her immobile state. It is Au Un and Nephra, they fly down just in time and Sayomi is shocked to see Nephra there as she continues to hide behind the tree. Nephra and Zephra both team up and destroy the remaining demons. Zephra is so happy to see her sister she asks, "What made you come here Nephra?" Nephra responds, "I didn't trust Sayomi, I couldn't help worrying about you so I came to make sure you were alright and talk you into coming home. I was lucky to pick up your scent and followed it here. C'mon let's get back to the castle." Zephra says, "Wait not yet, I still have unfinished business." Zephra then slashes at the tree with her demonic blades and it goes flying past Sayomi barely missing her. Sayomi gasps at the mere closeness of that attack as Zephra shouts out, "Did you think you were getting away with that? " Sayomi steps out from her hiding place and says, "Hmf, those pitiful demons...I guess if you want something done right...." Zephra finishes her sentence, " You have to do it yourself. So come on!" Sayomi looks over at Nephra and then back at Zephra, "This seems hardly fair, two against one?" Zephra replies, "You're one to talk about fairness but No, Just you and me Sayomi...one on one." Nephra sits on Au Un's back and observes as Zephra and Sayomi begin to battle one on one with each other. Sayomi responds, "I'm not even going to waste powers on you." She runs to Zephra to kick her but it is avoided, in return Zephra elbows the demon girl but she blocks it. The girls fight each other throwing punches and kicks. Sayomi starts to slash her very long and pointy tail allowing darts of power to emit from it, also attempting to jab it like a spear at Zephra but she dodges the jabs and darts with her quick demonic speed. Sayomi wraps her tail around Zephra's wrists to keep them tied up but at the perfect moment, she uses her hands and fingers which are not tied up, to grip Sayomi's tail and with all the strength she can produce, she flings her into a nearby tree. Sayomi is slammed against the tree hard as her tail looses it's grip on Zephra's wrists. Zephra quickly throws slash blades at the tree causing it to split in half and fall while Sayomi is under it, Sayomi yells and jumps out of the path of the falling tree. Sayomi groans under her breath as she uses another of her demonic powers. Her eyes glow red and she raises her hands emitting a numerous amount of flying insects at Zephra, they blind her and nip at her as she waves them away from her, Zephra finds herself having to use the technique of using two demonic powers at once as her father showed her but she seems to always lack the concentration and these flying bugs surrounding her is not helping the situation but she attempts anyway. She thinks and replays her father's voice guiding her through this, hearing his words: you must learn to divide your mind and give your attention to both demonic abilities to create the one skill I need you to perform. She tries to focus on the bugs first, manipulating her slash blades by using two blades to create a large X shape as she uses demonic energy to make them swiftly rotate around like a fan, using it as a shield that not only protects her from the bugs but the sharp blades also destroy them as they approach it. Zephra concentates on keeping the shield active while using her other demonic power, her poison claws. While holding the shield at her face she charges at Sayomi who is continuing to emit more bugs but Zephra jumps and slashes her poison claws fiercely across Sayomi's neck. Sayomi screams and passes out from the pain of the poison, this causes the bugs to stop flowing and Zephra releases the sheild she created. Nephra yells out, "I knew you could do it Zephra, You mastered the technique!!" Zephra looks at Nephra and then looks at Sayomi as she asks, "What about her?" Nephra instructs, "Aw, leave her...She's not dumb enough to come back to our land. We'll never have to deal with her again." Zephra goes to her sister and climbs on Au Un's back prepared to leave when she says, "Nephra, You were right about Sayomi, I should have listened to you." Nephra responds, "I can understand why you didn't want to believe it, it was nice to have someone new to have fun with for a change." Zephra replies, " You know what, you're the only best friend I'll ever have." Nephra smiles and says, "Me too. C'mon let's go before mother and father send a search party out for us." The girls fly off back to their own land as Sayomi lies there bloody and unconscious.