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Excalibur is Born

    It is late at night in Sanctuary. The sky is filled with shining, glittering stars, beautiful as an angel. Holding a glass cup reflecting the star's light, sitting on a chair in the terrace, Shura asks Aiolos, "Aiolos,
the Saint Saga, what kind of man is he?"
    "Saga? ...Well, he is a person who does not talk about himself much.... Nobody.... Maybe even the Pope does not know what Saga truly is like. That is why it is very hard to see Saga's thinking. But I do see,  Saga is hiding some kind of shadow..."
    "Hmm......", in Shura's mind, he sees the mysterious eyes of Saga. As he is thinking about this, again, he feels from somewhere that same challenging Csmo.
    "Aiolos?!"
    "Uhm!", Aiolos felt it, too.
    "It is that, Aiolos! The Cosmo I felt!"
    "Shura, Go!", Aiolos's face changed, and jumped up.
    "Ah?", Shura does not understand.
    Aiolos runs as fast as he can, "Shura, the Pope is in danger!!"
    "What!!"
    Aiolos runs toward the direction of the Pope's Palace.
    (Damn, still not as fast as Aiolos.......)
    Using super-human speed of Gold Saints, both of them in an instant, pasts the flights of stairs. Not even taking one breath, they arrive at the Pope's Palace and they see Ares using his own body as a shield to protect the Pope from an assassin.
    Ares is a Silver Saint. He is not weak but Ares's whole body already is full of wounds. The assassin, however, is unhurt. Could it be that the assassin is more powerful than a Silver Saint? The assassin is wearing a mask, hiding his idenity.
    "Ares, my Lord!"
    "Oh, Aiolos!"
    Shura shouts at the assassin, "Who the hell are you!? Such insolence that you would dare come to the Pope's Palace and furthermore, you would dare attack him, speak your name!"
    ".........", the assassin does not say a word.
    At that time, Ares senses something and says,"You, you .... are? Can it be!?"
    Shura asks Aiolos, "Seen his armor before?"
    "No, this is my first time I have seen something like that."
    The armor of the assassin is totally different than the Saint's Cloths.
    (It looks like fish scales......), Shura thinks.
    The assassin still does not answer but the Pope replies for him, "That is the Scale which the Marina under Poseidon wear."
    "Marina!? Scale!?", this is the first time Shura has heard of them.
    "That Scale are made of the legendary Orichalcum."
    "That means, you are one of the Poseidon's assassin?!"
    The assassin still does not give an answer. Suddenly, the assassin launches his punch at light speed, targeting Ares. Even so, Ares does not move. "Ah!!!" Ares holds his stomach. He starts to fall. The assassin jumps to the Pope's position.
    "Oh no...!", as Aiolos was shouting, the assassin already has approached the Pope. Even though the Pope is old and diseased, he is still a Gold Saint; he won't lose easily. The Pope easily evades an attack.
    "Pope!", shouts Aiolos as he and Shura jumps to the Pope to guard him from the assassin. No matter how confident this assassin is, he can't be careless facing 2 Gold Saints but right then, the assassin suddenly jumps and lands behind the Pope.
    "Ah, No....!", even the Pope feels that allowing him to jump behind him is a mistake. The assassin has used the Pope as a shield. Aiolos and Shura can't attack the assassin without hitting the Pope. They have to wait to see if the assassin would slip up and then attack. The two are very nervous and sweating. The assassin has all the advantage. The assassin is like playing cat and mouse with them.
    At that time, Shura felt a very powerful and challenging Cosmo. That Cosmo was the same one he felt in The Pope's Palace at dusk, (That same Cosmo!!)
    Aiolos felt it too,(Th, this Cosmo is!? Can it be!?)
    Aiolos remebers. He points at the assassin with his right hand and says, "If you want get out of here alive, you better let go of the Pope!"
    "Ha ha ha...", laughter coming from behind the mask.
    Aiolos expands his Cosmo and from his trigger finger he lets out a pulse that attacks the assassin but the assassin is not scared and easily avoids the pulse, and, right in the next moment, he targets the Pope with his right hand.
    "Ah!!", Shura can't even breath. The fallen Ares brings up his head and yells,"Ai, Aiolos, it's up to you!!"
    Aiolos too suddenly shout,"Saga come out! This is all a mess!!"
    "Uhm!?"
    In a second, the hand that is targeting the Pope comes down, and they see the assassin's hair shake.
    The Pope orders Shura,"Shura, launch a cutting-hand!"[Shutou]
    In an instant, Shura changes his hand like a knife, aims at the assassin's right hand and lets go a stream of light.
    "Uuh!", Shura does not have the control his cutting-hand like it was moved by something else, but the power was marvelous.
    The assassin's wrist got hurt by Shura's cutting-hand.
    "Ah!!"
    From the wound, little droplets of blood flows down.
    "Wh, what was that!", shouts Shura in surprise. Aiolos quickly lets out 2 light speed punches that are like arrows at the assassin.
    The assassin who has a weakness showing, could not avoid the attack.The right shoulder part of the Scale got hit by Aiolos's punches. Even though, he can't destroy the Scale which is made of Orichalcum, the shoulder portion is in pieces.
    "Uuh!!", seeing the chance to change the situation, Shura jumps high. Aiolos too, goes in front the Pope to guard him. The assassin throws Shura into a spin and he readys himself to attack the Pope but Ares uses all his strength to stand back up, posing, at the same time Shura lands easily. Aiolos is already protecting the Pope, shielding him, while his Cosmo is boiling.
    The assassin has to give up. He is facing 2 Gold Saints and 1 Silver Saint and also one who was a Gold Saint. He can't fight against these four. It is too stupid. The assassin turns and jumps out the window. As the sound of glass breaking, the assassin disappears into darkness. Shura is about to give chase.
    "Shura, don't chase!"
    "Wh, why!?"
    "It is dark outside....If you chase, you might get attacked instead and he would win."
    "Ares is right.", hearing the Pope's words, Shura exchange glances with Aiolos. Aiolos nods to signal to him he should obey.
    "I understand. Then, who was that assassin?"
    "I presume it is one of Poseidon's servants, but........", Aiolos scratches his head while saying this.
    Ares don't give an answer.
    "Aiolos, Shura, I've troubled you. I'm sorry.", the Pope lowers his head.
    "Pope! Don't think that please."
    "Right! Please don't."
    Seeing the humble Pope lower his head, Shura and Aiolos can't help but lower their heads furthermore.

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