NOCT Extra 3: Post-Round 5Luos da Rocha. One of the four competitors with a perfect win streak. Their match was one of the final ones of the day, leaving Jaden with plenty of time to stew over his impending loss. The arena had been dark, all the better to draw attention to the flames. Sahar's plumage was dark as well, midnight blue and shadow gray. She had nearly been invisible. But she couldn’t run forever.
Jaden called out a final, desperate, attack – straight into the heart of the worst flamethrower yet. The entire arena was alight with blinding flame, bright as the sun. But she did not falter. The Arcanine’s final howl of pain echoed from all sides. And for a moment, feathers still smoldering, still glowing from the aftereffects of her powered-up Facade, Sahar had been the light in the darkness.
It was his second win. There was no finishing blow required this time – the Fašade had broken the Arcanine’s skull, snapped his neck. It was not a pretty death, but at the very least, i