The world shook as I unleashed all the energy left within me
Things were about to get exceptionally violent
I could sense it
The Nightmare God was getting impatient
He came at me and I him
No sense holding back now
Our fists came together
The force was enough to shake time itself
Everything was unstable
Time was warping, still moving forwards
The world was slowing down and then speeding up
Our battle was messing with time
Was that even possible?
It could be highly dangerous
No matter, I had to finish this
Blow for blow, attacking/counterattacking
We were matched perfectly evenly
Which is one way of saying I was losing
This could not be a stale mate!
Digging deep, I found more speed, more energy for my soul
I shot forwards, and dodged his next several hundred attacks
Simultaneously counterattacking in split seconds
I felt his ribs shaking at the power of my fists
My attacks were vicious and relentless!
I unleashed lightning, fire, explosions that would level countries
He sped up, I sped up!
He increased the ferocity of his hits, I did the same
It was all about keeping ahead of him in power and speed
I landed a fist to right side of his face
He went flying, pieces of skin lost as he did
I breezed forwards in an attempted continuation of my assault!
I met him but as he flew backwards he blocked several attacks
Soon landing some of his own
I felt my body wailed on from all sides in an instant!
I must have incurred several thousand hits in mere moments
Still, I took the hits, absorbed the pain and launched it back at my foe
Nailing him in the face!
Blood flew, I attacked more, landing a few hard hits to the ribs
I could sense his pain and it was fuel to me!
Several counter punches were thrown my way
I dodged rapidly before putting a boot to his knee
The armor on his knee shattered and I heard bone crunching
That scream of pain and fury was enough to keep me going
Dodging another attack I launched into the air before coming down
I hit him with lightning twice as I came down before
Putting enough energy in my right fist to power ten nuclear warheads
I’d made impact and time restored as the world shook violently
Many were ended in that instant and I felt terrible for it but…
I couldn’t hold back if I wanted to finish this in time
I was sure of that…
I continued drilling The Nightmare God with punch after punch
We fell deeper into a crater until finally I planted a fist to his once again
He went flying deeper and I launched out of the crater and focused my energy
I let out my attack…white lightning shot towards my opponent
The world lit up, though I could not see it
I was still in the air, though I could feel everything shaking
This continued even after the smoke cleared…
To my shock he was still alive!
A wave of black lightning having shot back at me
I sensed it in time to dodge his attack
I didn’t dodge the fist to my gut that came next
Nor did I dodge the hammer of his fists together upon my back
I’m falling but I manage a flip and plant my feet into the ground
Looking up in time to see a black flame flying towards me
It is shaped like a dragon
A massively black dragon!
I have no time to react!
Summoning energy I launch to the heavens above
I’m aware this could be it for me
I see no other way
He won’t expect this I think…
I collide with his attack and drive myself straight through the ensuing explosion
I was right, he expected me to be unable to counter him
The sky is alight with flame as I surprise my enemy with a fist so powerful
It lands straight through his chest and rips out his back!
I grip his spine and rip it out with force!
Snapping it in two before landing a punch to his face and sending him downwards!
He hits the ground and I launch everything in me at him!
It’s as much out of desperation as it is hope!
I can sense the impact as I now fall to the earth below, landing with a thud
There is bits of body parts and blood everywhere…
Then it happens…
The rain stops and I sense the breeze as I hear the impossible…
His body and everything is coming together!
He has his strength back!
No….NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!
Thought it was over did you?
Not a chance…you have to wipe me from existence!
I don’t know what to do
I’m drained, and I feel helpless!
My wounds, everything is starting to hit me!
I like the look on your face…that horror…the hopeless desperation…
It suits you!
I feel the first punch and then the subsequent ones!
My body is failing, I’m literally breaking with each hit
I must hold on…
I feel the left side of my face partially breaking and caving in
I’m spiraling out of control
Every hit is a step closer to the end of everything
Must snap out of it!
Shock is taking over…my mind trying to protect me from the inevitable
No…there has to be someway to keep going…
I feel memories flooding me
The time I had with Ren
The things I’ve seen, the people I’ve cared for…
Souls hanging in the balance…
Those depending on me…
I feel something lighting up inside of me…
The next fist falls, but time is slowing for me
My left fist raises to meet his right
I’M NOT DEAD YET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There is another explosion of energy around us
I feel myself overflowing with more energy than ever before
Launching forwards, I unleash hell on The Nightmare God!
We are dead locked in battle once again
The world is alight with sparks of flame and lightning
Concussive force levels more of Black Winter
We launch across the battlefield of the dead fighting some more
I can sense souls still living but many are hiding at this point
We meet time and again, every hit a reminder of what we fight for
Every attack blocked, dodged, or deflected
Is quickly followed by a counterattack from each of us
This is a dance of death, someone has to die
The fight has escalated as we match one another
Flames fly, lightning fires
As our attacks meet the very fabric of reality is shaken
I can sense others realities now being affected as well
Still, I have to press on with my attacks!
There is too much at stake
Ren, I will find a way to give you and all these souls a chance
This calamitous meeting will end in the death of many
I hope it to be the start of a new hope for many when we’re through
We continue our fight, he’s gotten faster and more powerful
I’ve done the same
He will know my pain, he will know all suffering
I will wipe him from existence, and he will be no more!
Quaking, shaking, all things must come to an end
That includes the time of Gods such as this one!
Ferociously I press my attack!
I’ve hit him several times and he has landed a few hits as well
I am at a point of no return…
I don’t believe I will survive this
Nor do I care…
The intensity of our attacks is increasing
It’s evident he wants me to break and die before the 24hrs is up
I have no choice but to see him do the same!
I must find some way to end this!
I summon more energy, at this point the earth hasn’t stopped shaking
I’m not sure if Black Winter will survive our battle at all but I can’t hold back
If there’s even a tiny glimmer of hope
I must keep up the intensity!
Our battle continues…minutes seem to blaze by in seconds…
What does it take to end a God?
How much more of this can he take?
I have to be sure when I get another opportunity, to completely end him then!
The Nightmare God launches an avalanche of attacks upon me
I dodge, block and deflect them
Quickly throwing a bone crunching uppercut to his jaw
Following this up with a fist to his chest that sends him through more buildings
I pursue him and we soon engage in a CQC assault
Continuing to move and devastate the world around us
Building after building falls
Skyscrapers, small businesses, homes
It all comes crashing down or is decimated as we pass through
Thankfully it appears most places are abandoned at this point
This is quite advantageous for me
I increase power as we fly out a window of a skyscraper!
I’ve launched myself right at him and quickly planted my body into his gut!
I grip tightly and we fight spinning all the way down to the city below
The world is spinning but at the last moment we turn and land
He is planted into the earth below
Attack after attack I pummel him and tear at him
It’s not enough to break him, I must end him completely!
I leap off him and prepare to send a wave of energy at him but he gets up fast!
Diverting my attack I soon put that energy into dodging and blocking his next assault!
He will not get the best of me…
Backflipping I’m still fending off attacks from all sides when I finally land
He’s teleported high above
I sense a shift in the air
The ground below me shakes with awe inspiring intensity
The rain begins pouring again
It is heavy
I brace myself, I can sense the next attack won’t be avoided
Nor will I be able to jump into or through it
I focus all my energy on creating a barrier around me
Electricity now crackles to life around me
I keep powering the barrier around my body as I now focus on the sky above
An unending stream of lightning now rains upon my barrier
I sense a shift as his attack comes down upon me
The heat is intense!
This is not flame though…it is shadow
Time you die!
He continues to press his attack
It’s terrifying how easily he does it too
Increasing the power 100 fold with a simple thought
I can not let his attack overcome my barrier
If he does that…I’m finished!
There won’t be a me to continue…
The longer I hold on, the more powerful his attack is becoming
I’m merely losing time and wasting energy doing this
I have to find a way to end this…and SOON!
I’m unsure how long it’s been…
Trying to find a way out of this is tricky
There is another matter…if he keeps this up
Even if I can maintain my barrier
He will likely wipe out the rest of existence with him…
Refocusing I aim to strenghen my barrier and use it as a counterattack
I’m going to have to muster everything within me…
This is going to have to be it!
I have to kill him here and NOW!
There will be no more life when I’m through!
There is no hope Sara…you have lost!
Give up now, I can do this eternally!
I think we both know there is no hope for you now…
Sounds like cheap talk from a God who is about to cease to exist!
Just gotta keep his attention on what I’m saying, not what I’m doing…
I’m going to enjoy your death!
I feel his attack increase as I had hoped…
I fall silent and refocuse all my energy
PREPARE TO DIE YOU FUCKING BASTARD!
I send a bolt of lightning as massive as the heavens above upon my barrier!
I sense his shift in tone…his attack increases…it’s an act of desperation!
Diverting my energy I send everything outwards!
The barrier, my lightning, my very soul goes into this attack!
I scream in defiance and my voice echoes through the heavens
His attack is swallowed whole and added to the energy of my own attack
The sky erupts and the world lights up…
The explosion is high above but the fallout shakes everything even more powerfully!
A scream of unimaginable pain…one someone gives when they’ve lost everything
The moment they know death is upon them and they can do nothing
It echoes from the skies above before it is swallowed by silence…
I fall to my knees…barely alive…
He is no more…I sense him no more…
I cry as the rain pours upon my broken soul…
Is it really over?
An explosion erupts from the skies suddenly and a mass of souls rains down upon me!
It consumes me before I know what happens…
I’m completely blind and can sense nothing at all for a moment
My body convulses and a voice in my mind takes over…
I’m alive within you…you’ve wiped the Clocktower King away which means…
You will be the Queen…I survive…you lose.
I want to fight him…I must…but like a virus he is quickly spreading within me!
I’m desperate as I feel my soul being twisted…molded to what he wants!
NOOOOO!!!!!! FUCK YOU! I WON’T LET YOU WIN! I CAN’T LET YOU WIN!
You have no choice…it is inevitable…
You are mine!
In an act of desperation I take my right hand and shove it through my chest…
Blood flies from my throat….
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!
Before…you…have…the chance…to…take me over and…stop…me….
SEE YOU IN HELL!
I wrapped my gauntlet around my heart and crushed it!
(The Devil In Black)
I saw it, in that moment…the finality was beautiful
Sara…she had ended herself…
The world erupted with screaming….
Closely followed by the sound of relief
Millions of souls trapped in that place were now free to move on….
Some sent to Heaven, the others Hell…
All immediately sent to their place of final resting
The rain continued to pour
Blood poured from Sara’s mouth
She sat there looking to the heavens with a smile
It lasted a few moments before her soul evaporated into the air…
Like dust blown by the wind…
So long had souls been trapped in that hell
Someone finally brought an end to the madness…
A God fallen, no doubt a Goddess risen
Black Winter would survive…
Next year would be the first year Black Winter would see…
Without The Clocktower menacingly looming above
-The Clocktower: End Game: Part 2: Apotheosis-