He couldn't take it any longer. Listening to this fool was shaving years off his life; what part of 'forbid' did he not understand? "You... you bloody fool. Maybe I need to make this clearer for you, since you didn't seem to be able to understand the first time around: there is danger at Mount Fight Elements. I am the danger. That mountain belongs to me now, and I won't have anyone I don't trust stepping foot on it. If you won't to disobey me so badly... there you'll leaving me with only one thing left to do."
He hadn't expected to get into a fight today, but here he was. Tebooleh was stubborn, so Megis was forced to beat some sense into him. For some reason he didn't feel like killing him though. Maybe it was because he was feeling generous, or maybe it was just because he knew there'd be more eyes on him if he did. Whatever the reason was, he held back a lot of his power.
But he still needed to make sure Tebooleh was hurt. He wrenched his right arm back behind his head, before throwing it forward in an attempt to slap the Earthling.
Tebooleh saw the slap coming. Quite literally. He had the image in his head of the pink bubble-gum man, winding up for a hearty slap across his face. He even saw himself getting hit... Tebooleh tried to act on this information, to dodge out of the way...
Tebooleh tries to use SAW IT COMING at 60% PL!
14,400 vs 22,000, SLAP wins.
And since SAW IT COMING is an EVASIVE, that means all OR NOTHING GETS REDUCED HE TAKES THE FULL HIT!
THAT'S 91% OF HIS CURRENT PL IN ONE GO! Not enough for critical damage, but enough to REALLY HURT! He failed. Despite seeing the attack before it even launched, the disparity in power meant that Tebooleh was just too slow to get out of the way. The open-handed slap hit him right across the cheek. He could feel flesh contorting, stinging... and then deeper pain. He was pretty sure some bones in his face were fracturing, and for a moment he couldn't see anything out of his left eye. He was also sent spiraling down to Earth, as he lost focus and ceased flying for the briefest of moments.
Tebooleh recovered, barely, winding up a few hundred feet below Megis. He was in the clouds, rather than above them, but that didn't matter much. Mister Bubble-gum was going to try and prevent him from accomplishing his sacred mission! Would he go so far as to kill Tebooleh?! And for what? For some ruins on a mountain? Sure, they were important and sacred to Tebooleh's people, but the "wisdom" that was there was only accessible to a willing mind. There weren't even the rotting remains of texts left, let alone the material wealth that his people abandoned. What could be so important there that this strange man was just forbidding people from going to the mountain? Also, how was he even enforcing it when he was halfway across the world?
"I will not be denied my chance to go home! I will head to my people's ancient temple and then leave this awful planet forever!"
Tebooleh folded his hands together, in a motion imitating prayer. Then, he opened them, extending his palms towards the energy of the bubble-gum man.
A beam of fiery ki launched from his hands, aimed at the bubble-gum man. It wasn't going to do much damage, and he could probably dodge it easily... but at least Tebooleh wasn't going down without a fight. Nor was he fleeing with his tail between his legs.
Tebooleh uses ATAR at 50% PL, or 12,000 total power! (Piercing and Bleed attached) -4 KP 0/6 KP
+1 MP for posting, +1 MP for taking more than 20% damage in one turn 2/6 MP
Tebooleh attempted to dodge Megis's slap, but he was simply too slow to get out of the way in time. The Majin's palm came soaring through the sky, slamming onto the Earthling's skin and sending him flying. Now he had hoped that would be enough to settle things; Tebooleh would realize how hopelessly outmatched he was and give up but he proved to be stubborn. He could feel the Earthling charging up for a real attack this time, which meant the job wasn't done yet.
The energy wave erupted from Tebooleh's hands, flying upwards towards the Majin. Megis... didn't bother defending against it. In order to truly show just how outmatched he was, Megis choose to fly straight into the beam, allowing it to strike through his chest. The hole it tore through him was quickly reconstructed from his material, leaving just the smallest of marks. "I tried to warn you, Tebooleh. At first with words, then with a light strike. But still you disobey me? Whatever happens next is on you. Remember that."
Bringing his hands together, Megis fused them into one, large sphere. From there he pulled back and brought his arms up over his head, before throwing them back down in attempt to spike Tebooleh into the ground.
For a brief moment, Tebooleh smiled. He had struck the bubble-gum man directly in the chest with his Atar beam, and it had left a wide, singed hole through what should have been his heart. Sure, killing was a sin, but Tebooleh was fighting in self-defense AND for the chance to continue his sacred duties. Thus, it was probably justifiable.
All of Tebooleh's hope disappeared when he saw the bubble-gum man's chest wound seal up... leaving only a little burn mark the size of a cigarette tip on his chest. It was... pointless. The gulf in power was just too wide. Unless, perhaps if Tebooleh was able to unleash his full power... He wouldn't quite close the gap, but it would give him more of a chance. He just had to reach in deep and-
Tebooleh was struck over the head with a surprisingly-hard mace made of the bubble-gum man's hands before he could continue to plan. The difference in speed between the two and Tebooleh's preoccupation with figuring out a way to win meant that he didn't see the attack coming. And he'd spent all of his energy trying to fight back a moment ago... He was knocked unconscious by the blow. The power and focus he was using to fly faded away, and Tebooleh's body began to fall.
Down... down... down...
Until he struck the ocean. There was a great spout of water, a drizzling of droplets... and then nothing but the waves slowly lapping towards the shore of Papaya Island. A few hours later, Tebooleh would awake upon the beach. But for the moment, he just floated... popping up above water and taking hold of some driftwood in a haze of barely-functional movement. His head ached. His thoughts were slow. He was... so tired...
Tebooleh has no energy left, HE COULDN'T DODGE!
He took the whole attack, all 44,000 PL! That's 180% damage in one blow!
That's enough to knock him out, for sure, and adding on the 91% from earlier... He's at 271% damage! TOTAL KO!
Well, that was a bit disappointing. To go down from that? Megis was expecting it, but still; considering all the talk from Tebooleh he would have expected a bit more power than that. But his spike proved successful, throwing Tebooleh down into the ocean below. He may have wanted to go down and check that Tebooleh was actually finished, but going down there seemed a bit risky. If there were people down there then they might see him, and might figure out who was responsible. He didn't need any authorities going after him.
So he decided to just leave Tebooleh down there instead. Let the ocean do it's job and wash him away. Hopefully it'd take him far away from Mount Five Elements and forget all about that idea. Maybe he'd get lucky and some fish would consume him. "Foolish Tebooleh. It didn't have to be like this. I told you this was your fault. If you manage to survive your fall then don't come looking for me. It'll only be the same result."
Megis suddenly felt worried about Mount Five Elements, and became curious to see if he could find Tebooleh's people. So off he went to check things out.