"Careful!" shouted Allen, dodging the Akuma's attack. "Don't let them get behind you!" Lenalee yelled as she spun around and delivered a round kick to the Level 1 Akuma, cracking its armor.
"Crown Clown!" yelled Allen, the white cape shooting out its ribbons to pierce through the machine. The pitiful creature shrieked before falling to the ground in a ball of flame.
"Oy Allen!" called Lavi, looking up at the white-haired teen. "Watch where you crash those things! It almost hit me and Yu!"
"Don't call me Yu!" barked Kanda, slicing another pair of Akuma in half.
The attack seemed to be endless! It was late in the day and Kanda, Lavi, Lenalee, and Allen were in Germany, trying to retrieve a piece of Innocence that had been discovered. However, a huge group of Akuma had ambushed them, stopping their quest all together.
Where could they all be coming from? Thought Allen, slicing open yet another machine. Unfortunately neither he nor the others had any time to think about that. He saw Lenalee dodge the sword of a level 3 Akuma and quickly took this opportunity to come up from behind and stab the creature.
"Allen behind you!" yelled Lavi.
"Big hammer, little hammer, grow, grow, grow!" Lavi's hammer collided with the Akuma's skull in a bang. Kanda then helped Lenalee and Allen dispose of the Akuma they were fighting.
"Stupid Moyashi," snarled Kanda "You should have been able to see the one behind you!"
"My name is Allen, Ba-Kanda!" snapped Allen. "How many times do I have to tell you?!?"
"Um guys," hollered Lavi, barely dodging another Akuma attack, "I do not think that this is the best time to be arguing about this!"
Suddenly, they saw someone moving closer to them in the distance. "Allen-sama!" It was Toma. "I have contacted headquarters, and they are dispatching Krory, Miranda, Bookman, and a few other Finders to come and help us. Just hold out for a few more hours, they'll be here." Everyone groaned in unison. Kanda just looked pissed.
"A few more hours!?!" Shouted Lenalee, kicking an Akuma in the face, "We can't last that long!"
Allen sighed in frustration. He was tired, hungry, quickly running out of energy and was not sure how much longer he could last.
Suddenly, he saw it. The thing they had been searching for: the Innocence. How could we have missed it? Unfortunately, Allen was not the only one to have spotted it.
"Grab it!" screeched a level 2. "Take it to the Millennium Earl!"
"Allen! Get it!" shouted Lavi, but Allen was already on it…or was supposed to be on it. As Allen had made for the Innocence, something grabbed him from behind.
"My, my, isn't this a sight to see," came a voice over the noise. Allen closed his eyes and tried to convince himself he was hearing things. Why did HE have to be here? Thought Allen.
"Why hello there, boy." Said Tyki Mikk, stepping out from behind a tree. "Fancy seeing you here. I assume you heard about the Innocence as well?" Allen scowled. How he hated this man. Ever since he killed Suman and cut off his arm, Allen had always despised this Noah over the rest. Even more so than Road! "My, what is with the sour face boy?" asked the Noah, puffing out some smoke from his mouth. "I would have thought that you would be happy to see me. I see your arm is doing well."
"Shut up you bastard!" shouted Allen. "It was because of you that I had to re-grow my arm!"
"Very true, however hasn't that made you stronger? I thought you would be more appreciative of me destroying your Innocence."
"Allen the Innocence!" hollered Lenalee, but it was too late. An Akuma had already run off with the shard.
"Kanda, Lavi, go after him!" yelled Allen. "I'll hold off the Noah."
"Since when do I have to take orders from you, Moyashi?" sneered Kanda. "Last time I checked, you were not in charge of the mission."
"Oh just go after them you two!" shouted Lenalee. "We'll meet you back at the hotel."
"No I think we should stay and help. And besides Allen, he is a Noah. Heck, he's Tyki Mikk! You are going to need more than Lenalee and yourself to defeat him." said Lavi, brining his hammer down to smash another Akuma.
"Fine!" sighed Lenalee. "Lavi, you stay. Kanda, get the Innocence. We'll meet up later."
"Sweet!" shouted Lavi, bringing his hammer up again. "I've been wanting to fight this guy again!"
"If you Exorcists' are done chatting may we move on?" asked the Noah. "This is getting boring and I don't have time to play around with you children."
"We were just trying to decide who is going to kick your butt!" shouted Lavi. Lenalee sighed, rolling her eyes at the redhead. Allen was already powering up, pulling off his left arm and turning it into a sword.
"Finally, I get to actually do something." Tyki said, as he stomped his cigarette out. Allen didn't even wait for the cigarette to hit the ground. With a cry Allen brought down his sword, only to miss the Noah by an inch. Tyki responded by releasing a swarm of Tease to envelop the white-haired Exorcist. Lenalee kicked the butterflies to Lavi, who squashed them with a whack of his hammer. Allen tried to land another blow, but Tyki let the attack go through him easily.
Lavi brought his down, but Tyki only had to lift an arm up to stop the Hammer from striking its mark.
"Lenalee!" shouted Lavi.
"I know!" the girl barked. "Dark Boots!" She cried, kicking off a tree and sending the thing flying in Tyki's direction.
"You!" grunted Tyki, his arm barely coming up in time to throw up a shield.
"Allen now!" shouted Lenalee.
"Crown Clown!" screamed Allen, thrusting his sword deep into Tyki's head. Tyki shrieked in pain. We got him! Thought Allen. However, the teen's joy was short-lived. Suddenly, Allen felt his sword begin to shake. As the Exorcist looked down at his target, his face seemed to pale. The Noah…was laughing.
"Thank you, boy!" said Tyki around Allen's sword.
"ALLEN, GET WAY FROM HIM!" But it was too late; Tyki's transformation had already begun.
"Allen, we have to retreat for now!" yelled the girl. "We are too weak! We need to rest and regain our energy!"
"No! We have to get-" but before Allen could even finish his sentence, Tyki powered up to his full form, knocking Allen to the floor.
"Allen!" hollered Lenalee and Lavi together. Allen was pinned. He could not even move his head. Above him was Tyki, smiling his wicked simile. The teen struggled against the restraints, but it was no use, he was completely helpless. Allen's friends tried to help him, but Tyki easily restrained them with his tentacles.
"How would you like to see your friend die? I bet you would enjoy that very much."
"Wait, you can talk?" asked Allen, looking up at the demon.
"Why yes, I can, boy." Replied Tyki, smiling down at the white-haired boy. "After you help me achieve this form, the Earl did a little experimenting on me, and as a result, I am able to keep my mind when I change into this form." Tyki's grip tightened around Allen's neck, making him gasp for air. "I guess I should thank you, boy. Because of you, I have now gained this incredible power."
"Allen!" his friends cried again, but Tyki's tentacles easily knocked them to the ground. As Allen watched the Noah above him, the Tease were taking on a very strange shape. They were all swarming together and forming one solid object. Allen saw to his dismay, that it was an exact replica of his sword. Tyki grasped the handle and grinned down at Allen.
"Goodbye, Allen Walker." He sneered, and threw the sword down at his heart. Allen closed his eyes, waiting for the pain to erupt in his chest. Yet the sword never reached its mark.
"Kanda!" shouted Allen, sounding surprised. How did Kanda get back? Wasn't he supposed to go to the hotel and meet them at the hotel?
"Che, baka moyashi." Spat the swordsmen. "Can't even kill a Noah? What a weakling."
"Shut up! Just let me…"Allen then realized that he was no longer restrained. Lavi and Lenalee seemed to be O.K. as well. Allen heard a scream, and looked up to see Tyki holding his left arm. A deep gash was cut into the demon's limb, and the wound was starting to bleed heavily. Allen looked at Tyki again, this time using his cured Eye. What he saw was something that he had never seen. It looked like a human, but was all black and smaller than the rest of Tyki's body. Allen blinked, and realized that the thing inside Tyki was the true Noah spirit. The same thing he had tried to kill when they were in the Noah's Ark. But this time, he could see its true form, and saw there were gashes along its body. As he looked closer, he saw that the cuts were made from a sword. He realized that he had made those wounds when Tyki's true form awakened. It seemed as though they had never healed. As Allen studied the creature, he saw something moving inside the Inner Noah. It looked like a heart.
"Lenalee, Lavi, Kanda, grab Tyki and hold him still!"
Kanda looked a little pissed, but followed his orders nonetheless. The Noah had no time to react. He tried restraining the Exorcists' with his tentacles, but was too slow. Tyki tried to phase through their grip, but realized that they had grabbed his severed tentacles and were gripping him with those. He could not phase through himself, and could do nothing to get out of their grip. Allen then jumped into the air, swinging his clawed arm down on the Noah's spirit. With a cry the thing was torn from its human body. Tyki screamed as he felt the Noah being ripped from within him, before falling to the ground, unconscious.
"KANDA!!!!!" but Kanda was already on it. In the blink of an eye, Kanda brought his sword down on the Noah spirit, slicing it in two. The Noah let out a piercing shriek, before exploding in a bright white light. For a few brief moments, everything was silent.
"What did you do, Allen?" wondered Lenalee, looking at the unconscious man.
"I tore out the Noah from Tyki's body." Panted the teen, clearly exhausted from the effort. "Kanda…then killed the spirit." Kanda looked at Tyki's motionless body, and raised his sword again.
"Stop!!!" shouted Allen, his voice making Kanda's sword stop mid-swing.
"Allen, what are you doing?" asked Lavi.
"Don't kill him!"
"Why? He is a Noah, and therefore deserves to die."
"No!" said Allen. "When I became an Exorcist, I swore that I would never kill a human, or let another Exorcist kill another a human. Tyki's Noah is gone! Kanda killed it! He is now a normal human being!"
Allen had no idea what had overcome him, but could not do anything about his feelings. "As long as I am an Exorcist in the Black Order, I will not let you kill a human, even if they were a Noah before!" The other three Exorcists looked at each other, wondering what to do.
"Allen, if headquarters finds out about this…"
"I don't care." Said Allen, stepping in front of Tyki. "I will take full responsibility for my actions." The air was silent for a few moments; the only sound to be heard was the panting of the teens.
"All right Allen," sighed Lenalee. "We won't kill him."
"But Lenalee!" protested Lavi. Lenalee silenced him with a look.
"I said we will not kill him, but we will take him back to Headquarters immediately. I'm a little suspicious of all of this. A Noah should not be this easy to defeat." Allen didn't like the idea of Tyki being taken back to the Black Order, but if it meant that the man wouldn't die, then Allen would have to deal with it.
"Alright. Kanda, did you get the Innocence?" Asked Allen.
"Yes, I did," sneered Kanda, holding up the Innocence piece.
"Good." said Lenalee. She looked over at the unconscious Noah. "Let's meet up with the reinforcements. We're going home."