[X] Like a bat out of hell...
Your instructions were simple.
Given how tense the atmosphere was at the presence of Gilgamesh, it was clear that it would devolve into combat and when THAT happened, no one would be able to say what could happen, or how much damage would be done to the environment with THIS many heroic spirits in a free for all.
No, it was clear that you would need to break the atmosphere.
Your path was clear, and while you were intrigued by the proposition of Iskander, there were risks involved for all. Still, it was better than just 'surviving' the grail war to give your Sakura, both of them salvation.
<<Sakura. Make an entrance. Flashy, but conceal your power to the best of your ability.>> You pause and thought about it. There were a variety of targets, but choosing the wrong one would be disastrous and would upset the current power balance.
So, it came down to Assassin or the hired killers of the Einzbern. They were after all, just some hired guns. And their removal from the battlefield would remove an ace up the Einzbern's sleeves.
You had after all done some
research on Emiya Kiritsugu, the so-called Magus Killer... he was dangerous, a modern day assassin with access to thaumaturgy.
This was a man whose skillset revolved entirely around killing people like you, and he was very, very successful at it. Best to remove him, it wasn't as if he would be missed much and would remove an out of context problem for the other magus in the grail war.
She could always hire more killers, but it would take time and money. This would give you an advantage once more and allows for an easier time in removing the Einzbern before she gets her feet under herself again and starts palming aces in addition to the King of Knights.
Contrast with the assassin of Kotomine, he had already been killed once already. There was no certainty that striking and killing him would result in his actual removal.
<<Also, see what you can do about removing the Einzbern's hired killers.>>
"As you wish..." There was a cheerfulness in her voice before darkness engulfed your sight, the shadow ribbons wrapping her face.
And there was the sound of whistling wind. <<Sakura?>>
"Trust me..." There was a playfulness in her voice as she counted softly in sharp contrast to the whistling wind. And now, there was the sound, a vibration.
You KNEW this vibrating hum, it was louder... sharper, more crisp... but this... this was the sound of your Blade Wing Worms as they flew.
Shaking your head, you activated the connection you had to one of your familiars in the wharf that had been carried along by Sakura.
You couldn't see her.
"Terminal velocity," You had to blink at her words, why would she.... oh, so that was what the whistling sound was.
Darkness lifted from the connection between you and Sakura and... you saw the hard surface of the sea reflecting the moon above and behind her as she fell.
Crimson eyes shone in a sleek dark form.
And there was a blink of darkness.
And you saw the wharf once more and the city.
She was flying...
You used your familiar to catch sight of her. She truly was flying upon glittering crimson wings. An arrow of the darkest shadow with a banner of white.
There was a pause as the instincts of the hired killer flared in response to the approach to the approach of Sakura. But it was too little, too late.
There was a shock wave as she caught hold of him with a wicked talon'ed gauntlets. You wince at seeing the way he was dragged like a rag doll, accelerating from motion-less to something slightly below a hundred and fifty meters per second or something like that, you can't recall what the exact maximum was...
You can see the heroic spirits react to the sudden assault, prepared to repeal a swift flyer.
You can see the shocked look on El-Melloi's face as Sakura dragged the magus killer past him, the slight quirk of her lips reflecting in his eyes.
And then she was past him, and upon the other hired killer.
With a pair of rag dolls in her clutch, she descended upon the wharf with a crescendo of her wings, the very image of a fey fairy.
<<Involving outsiders in the Holy Grail War. Really, I'm ashamed of you, Einzbern~...>> You used your familiars to echo your voice in the wharf much like lord El-Melloi had.
There was a pause as immaculate crimson and azuure eyes widened. "Kiritsugu!"
Oh, it appeared that he wasn't just a hired killer. This was when you and Sakura noticed the crimson markings upon the head of the Magus Killer.
<<This... this is the Einzbern master? Now my disappointment only grows.>> You grimaced and channeled every inch of how smarmy Tokiomi could be. <<To imagine the King of Knights serving a craven assassin.>>
"You... you.... give, give me back Kiritsugu," The shrill cry of the Einzbern was surprising.
Given how... shattered his body was, the master of Saber wasn't going to be of use to anyone. Even if she was skilled at healing, there was only so much healing that could be done and that required time.
There was no harm in allowing her this 'small' mercy.
<<Saver...>> Your usage of her class title received a nod from Sakura as she stepped to the side.
Still, it appeared that despite your generosity, that the damage sustained from a sudden acceleration and then an even more sudden stop was too much for the human body.
Truly, physics was a deadly killer.
And thus, the pair of killers expired before your eyes. Or rather, Sakura's eyes.
The wail of despair from the Einzbern marked the first casualty of the Fourth Heaven's Feel.
"Irisviel..." There was a grimace from the King of Knights.
"Lancer... finish her! Quickly!" And there, Lord El-Melloi started things once more.
Kariya Kwest : Night 3 / Flight of the Cherry Blossom
[X] Allow Lancer to finish off Saber and Einzbern, use Sakura to stop Rider or the others.
[X] Stand aside and watch Lancer
get killed by Rider when he attempts to
[X] Chivalry! Lancer verses Saver
[X] Write In.