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    Re: Rooks, Knights and Bravehearts - The Ro-Kyu-Bu!/Tenshi no 3P! X High School DxD Crossover Series

    Tonight (October 2) is the birthday of Roro Morooka from Ongaku Shoujo. Born in Toshima, Tokyo, Roro is the oldest member of the Music Girls because she is a third year high school student. Roro is also a friend of Kotoko Kintoki (CV. Lynn), who was also born in Tokyo, but came from Katsushika. She is voiced by Nako Eguchi. Happy birthday, Roro! For the month of October, I’ll be posting the new updates of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament that are going to be intense and thrilling as the Rainbow Angels are ready to face a tougher challenge in trying to make it to the finals. I’m going to make the semifinals match for the girls to be the main one because this is all about the friendship between Tomoka Minato and Michiko Takeda. Everyone knows about their friendship, but mistakes have been made for the two of them when they were in the Shiromidai Elementary School. So, it’s time to kick off the month of October with the first part of the semifinal match between the girls of the Rainbow Angels and the Kirihara-Team Takeda! Enjoy reading Chapter 142!

    Tomoka and the girls of the Rainbow Angels are ready to give their pride, courage and willpower once and for all as they’re going to battle against the Kirihara-Team Takeda in the semifinal match of the girls’ tournament of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament. For Tomoka, she had been a game-changer when she played for the Keishin Academy Elementary School girls’ basketball team after staying with the members of the Shiromidai Elementary School girls’ basketball team. Tomoka believes that it’s her destiny to shine herself to play like a dearest braveheart because she was very thoughtful that she wanted to be more confident in her life with her teammates such as Maho, Saki, Airi and Hinata. And for Michiko, she was serious at the start when she joined the Shiromidai Elementary School girls’ basketball team, but she became motivated to show her style of play as she led her team to a district championship against the Kasuragi Elementary School. Tomoka and Michiko made their friendship when they were in Shiromidai, but things didn’t go well when Michiko’s friends have accused Tomoka of being obsessed in basketball most of her elementary school days. This is the reason why Tomoka left Shiromidai to enroll in the Keishin Academy and form her own basketball team in that school. Tomoka wasn’t been satisfied at first when she was bullied by the friends of her childhood friend, but she was able to defend herself to forget the past. Since then, Tomoka renewed her friendship with Michiko after Michiko finally forgave Tomoka for mistakenly accusing her. Now that Tomoka and Michiko have their own paths, they’re ready to do whatever it takes to shine their basketball careers in the level of middle school basketball.

    [OPENING: Tenshi no 3P!/Angel's 3Piece! OP: Habitaki no Birthday「羽ばたきのバースデイ」 by Baby’s breath]

    VOLUME 8: “A NEW ANGELIC AND HARMONIOUS ERA IN ŌTA”
    CHAPTER 142: “ALL ABOUT MIRACLES AND INSPIRATIONS (PART 1)

    The Rainbow Angels have made it to the semifinals of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament. Their next opponents are the Sounds and Maples (boys) and the Kirihara-Team Takeda (girls). This is their chance to make it to the finals of the tournament if they win their respective matches at the same time.

    At the Outdoor Basketball Court #1, the match between the girls of the Rainbow Angels and the Kirihara-Team Takeda is about to begin with the players from both teams have faced with each other at the center of the court.

    The referee Mitsuki Izawa of the Toyohama Thunder officiates the match as she’s about to ask the players of the Rainbow Angels and the Kirihara-Team Takeda to start the game. “Let’s start the semifinal match of the girls’ tournament of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament between the Rainbow Angels and the Kirihara-Team Takeda! Bow!”

    The players of the girls of the Rainbow Angels and the Kirihara-Team Takeda bow together before Mitsuki and then, saying to her. “Let’s have a good game!”

    Tomoka and her teammates talks to Michiko for a minute before the game starts.

    “So, Michiko, what do you think about the starting line-up for my team?” asked Tomoka.

    “Uh, it’s nice that you have a high schooler battling against my batchmate. On the other hand, I already battled you and Mimi before. This is the great place to have this match something intriguing for myself” said Michiko.

    “Of course, Michiko-san! It’s been a while that we meet again. I believe that you’re overexcited about this” said Mimi.

    “Uh, I guess so” said Michiko.

    “With you being part of the Family of Angels, you must be proud to your friends. That’s how girls and boys in the family with awesomeness and cuteness show their appearance for themselves” said Megumi.

    “Yeah, it really is true, Megumi. I was surprised that we were getting along together since I joined that group. I can’t wait to make some accomplishments for our group!” said Michiko.

    “Yes, we will!” said Megumi.

    “But for now, this is our match and I want to tell you that you have good moves when we saw you earlier. I would really want to see your moves in the court when my team will be playing in the court” said Aoi.

    “Ah, I really am interested to do that, Aoi! Tomoka won’t be surprised if I will show it to her. That way, she’ll be impressing me the way I did” said Michiko.

    “Well, that’s fine with me, Michiko. I will not be going to get easy on you if you try to surprise me” said Tomoka.

    “You got it, Tomoka! Let’s make this match a great one to develop our friendship!” said Michiko.

    “Okay!” said Tomoka.

    At the bench of the girls of the Rainbow Angels, Jun, Nozomi and Kazue are enthusiastic to see their team being ready to battle against Michiko and her team.

    “Wow! I can’t be surprised to see Tomoka and Michiko going up for a friendship test! After the troubles that Tomoka left Shiromidai for Keishin, Michiko had finally brought her willpower to be friends with Tomoka again” said Nozomi.

    “Yeah, it’s very expecting to say that, Nozomi. Tomoka had been taking care of her friends right before she went on being a basketball player in her school (Keishin Academy). It’s great that Tomoka had been a cheery girl since she never left her smile all the time” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “I agree, Kazue-chan! When Tomoka and her friends usually hang out with each other outside school, they know how to develop their friendship together. It’s great that the Family of Angels have been developed nearly a month and it grows their numbers by expanding their membership through their friendship with the other students who wants to be blessed and inspired to themselves” said Jun.

    “I have a feeling that both Tomoka and Michiko will try their best to continue their friendship, even they’re separated from their schools. That way, the two of them will be able to keep their trust with each other” said Nozomi.

    “Yeah, Nozomi-chan! I’m sure that both Tomoka and Michiko are out to show their determination to each other when they get along together and I’m expecting to see Michiko doing her best to please Tomoka” said Jun.

    “Of course, she will!” said Nozomi while Kazue smiles gleamingly on her face and nods to agree with Jun.

    Mitsuki releases the ball high, which allows both Aoi Ogiyama and Aina Kawaguchi to jump together. Aina tips the ball first before giving it to Rie Shiotani, the starting shooting guard of the Kirihara-Team Takeda to take the possession.

    Rainbow Angels: Nami Takashirō (PG), Tomoka Minato (SG), Mimi Balguerie (SF), Megumi Kadokawa (PF), Aoi Ogiyama (C)
    Kirihara-Team Takeda: Asako Nishikawa (PG), Rie Shiotani (SG), Michiko Takeda (SF), Mariko Matagawa (PF), Aina Kawaguchi (C)

    Rie passes the ball to Asako before Asako doing the crossover move on Nami. Asako drives past Nami before passing the ball to Michiko, who would shoot the ball with the finger roll to score for the first two points for her team. [Kirihara-Team Takeda 2, Rainbow Angels 0]

    “That girl was very good with that shot, Subaru. She’s seemed to be dazzling with her moves quietly” said Kazunari.

    “Yeah, it reminds me of one of my young friends named Nanami Yoshikawa. That brown-haired girl had been performing very well in her young age before she starred out in Magome Elementary School. She had been admiring me after the training when she was able to perform her moves against her opponents in last year’s district tournament” said Subaru.

    “Well, that sounds like you have a lot of friends you recalled a few years ago. That project of yours really looked great very well, but I hope that you will re-connect with her and her friends very soon. I don’t know if I remember correctly, she had been part of the Dragons of Ōta or not” said Kazunari.

    “Uh, unfortunately, nope, Kazunari. Nanami was a member of the Arrowlarks Magome. I tried to convince her to join the Dragons of Ōta, but she declined to do so because she was very confident to have her own group for herself” said Subaru.

    “How old is she now?” asked Kazunari.

    “She’s in the same age as Tomoka” said Subaru.

    “Oh, that’s great, Subaru. I never know about that, but that girl is surely an amazing player if you tell me” said Kazunari.

    “Yeah” said Subaru.

    Nami would dribble the ball before passing the ball to Tomoka. Tomoka would do the between the legs move on Rie before driving past with her acceleration drive. Tomoka goes for the spin move on Mariko Matagawa before successfully shooting the ball with the layup. [Kirihara-Team Takeda 2, Rainbow Angels 2]

    “Nice shot, Tomoka!” said Mimi as she gives Tomoka a high five.

    “Yeah! That will start our run if we’re doing great in the first quarter!” said Tomoka.

    “Of course, we can, Tomoka! I’m sure that it’s going to be more contested than I expected” said Mimi.

    “I agree, Mimi-chan!” said Tomoka.

    The next play was for Michiko’s team as Asako battling against Nami. Asako would go for the step back crossover move before reaching onto Tomoka. Asako battles against Tomoka while Nami battles against Rie.

    “Wow! It’s a switch!” said Nozomi.

    “That Asako-chan is good in switching places with her teammate when a situation is belonged to either one of them” said Jun.

    “Well, it should be fine for Asako to do that unless that switch would be reverted back after one scene” said Kōme.

    “Yep. That might be expected to see Michiko’s teammates fueling up with their moves, but once they will move up to the use of special moves, they’re looking to groove easily” said Nozomi.

    “I guess they will, Zomi-chan” said Jun.

    “Probably, they would have that as soon as possible” said Kōme.

    Asako would go for the pump fake on Tomoka before shooting the ball with the layup and the ball drives to the basket. [Kirihara-Team Takeda 4, Rainbow Angels 2]

    Nami would battle against Rie with Nami dribbling the ball, trying to take her pressure out. “If she wants to score, then I will go for that too!”

    “Really, you’re gonna do that?” asked Rie, who was surprised to see Nami being determined from Asako.

    “Yep” said Nami as she powers up to drive past Rie easily before reaching to the paint. Rie would do the pump fake on Asako in a second before successfully shooting the ball with the layup that Asako used earlier. [Kirihara-Team Takeda 4, Rainbow Angels 4]

    “Hey! You can’t do that! That was my move!” said Asako.

    “Yeah, it’s your move, but I didn’t mean to use it anyway. I will have to make sure that I will score back if you go too far against my teammates even if you’re trying to stop me!” said Nami.

    “That’s my, Nami-san!” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “She must be more serious right now after Tomoka” said Dairoku.

    “I believe that Nami had a challenge to take on, but I’m sure that she is going to push her way to do her moves of her own” said Masanobu Yamada.

    “Yeah, that would be awesome to have her willpower coming up so fast!” said Ryōta Mikawa.

    Junichi Kamisaka nods to agree with Ryōta Mikawa while Dairoku and Masanobu Yamada smile on their faces.

    The scene changes to Aina Kawaguchi battling against Aoi. Aina posts up against Aoi while dribbling her ball through her strength.

    Aoi is thinking about her good thoughts, in stopping Aina in the post. “As I’m close to Tomoka, I will have to make sure that this girl won’t get that shot over me.”

    When Aina steps back one move from Aoi, Aina tries to shoot the ball with the fadeaway shot, but it misses.

    “Go, get that ball!” said Tomoka.

    “Okay!” said Aoi as she successfully grabs the ball with her right hand. Aoi passes the ball to Nami.

    “You should be good right now, Aoi-san! I will have to try my best to groove it!” said Nami.

    “Sure, you will!” said Aoi.

    Nami would dribble the ball while running through the other side of the court. Nami and Asako face each other again after a minute ago. Nami would go for the crossover move on Asako while Asako is taking her strength not to get drive past by Nami.

    “You think that you’re gonna stop me?” asked Asako.

    “You’re quite hot headed, Asako. A girl like you can’t learn to stop a person like me. Well, I’ll make this treat for myself” said Nami as she goes for the escape move on Asako. Nami would pass the ball to Megumi as Megumi is hoping to shoot the ball with the fadeaway shot in the perimeter. However, Megumi’s shot misses.

    Nami is not happy after Megumi misses the shot. “Damn! I can’t believe that she missed that shot!”

    “Focus on the ball, Megumi!” said Tomoka.

    “Okay!” said Megumi as she grabs the ball for the offensive rebound before battling against Aina.

    “I’ll find a spot for me to shoot!” said Megumi as she goes for the post up move on Aina.

    “I’m not gonna let you drive past me!” said Aina.

    “Oh, yes, I will do that anyway” said Megumi as she goes for the pump fake before trying to shoot the ball with the fadeaway shot.

    “Then, I’ll fight it back!” said Aina as she uses the shot contest to make sure that Megumi’s shot will miss. Megumi’s shot would be missed and Mariko, a third year middle school student from the Kirihara Middle School, gets the ball for the rebound.

    “No good. She missed another shot” said Kazue Futagawa.

    “That Aina is seemed to be focusing on interior defense to guard the paint and trying to not let her opponents drive their way” said Hitomi.

    “I don’t think that this is going to be it for us, but I hope that they’ll fight back for more” said Hanako Kotobuki.

    “Yeah. There has to be something for our girls to retrieve the ball back for another possession, but I guess that it may be a tricky strategy for Michiko and her team” said Kazue Futagawa.

    “Ah, of course! That’s how Aina uses her strength to make sure that her opponents will miss the shots away from her” said Hitomi.

    “Good observation, Hitomi! I knew that Tomoka and her teammates have to watch out for those in the frontcourt” said Kazue Futagawa.

    “But also, this might be difficult for Tomoka and her teammates to score in the paint, not only they have two big girls with flexibility” said Hanako Kotobuki.

    “Yep” said Hitomi and Kazue Futagawa.

    Mariko would pass the ball to Michiko before Mimi charges in to guard Michiko.

    “You should be looking for your size to match my strength, Mimi” said Michiko.

    “Well, it might be better to lose your strength out if I observe you” said Mimi.

    “Oh, good! Then, I will drive you out first!” said Michiko as she powers up to drive past Mimi. Michiko’s acceleration drive is better than her teammates because Michiko is much hasty to move with the ball.

    “Whoa! She’s driving past Mimi…” said Hitomi.

    “…with her acceleration drive!” said Hanako Kotobuki.

    As Michiko enters to the paint, preparing to shoot for the floater, Megumi comes out to go for the shot contest. “I’ll not let you shoot, Michiko!”

    Michiko clings her feet before shooting the ball with the floater while Megumi goes for the shot contest on that shot. The ball would bounce off from the rim and then, the ball is now about to land on either the hands of Michiko’s team or Tomoka’s team.

    “The ball!” said Michiko.

    “Go, get them!” said Megumi.

    Rie grabs the ball over Tomoka before going to shoot the ball with the fadeaway shot in an easy way, but the shot would be missed as she shot too early as expected.

    “Ah! It won’t make it!” said Rie.

    “I’ll retrieve it back!” said Aina as she grabs the ball for the rebound. Aina posts up against Aoi before trying to shoot the ball with the hook shot.

    “This should be the trick!” said Aoi as she goes for the shot contest, trying to reach the ball to block it, however, she fails to do. Fortunately for Aoi, Aina’s shot would be missed as well. “Wow! That was so close!”

    “I’ll get it for you, Aoi-chan!” said Megumi as she was able to get the ball for the rebound. “We won’t get a slump for our team. We should have one to score.”

    “Yeah, I know, Megumi. Their defense are so good, they’re trying to let us miss” said Aoi.

    “Then, we have to come up a different plan to score” said Megumi.

    “Exactly right, Megumi. We should do this” said Aoi.

    “Sure!” said Megumi.

    Megumi would pass the ball to Mimi before running through the paint and returning to her position against Mariko.

    “Eh, you’re not serious?” asked Mariko.

    “Well, what if I will answer that if you’ll see what’s going on?” asked Megumi.

    “Never mind. I’ll have to wait for them to see what’s next” said Mariko.

    “Then, I’ll have to make sure that your defense is not enough to stop us” said Megumi.

    “You’re kidding” said Mariko.

    “Yes, I am” said Megumi.

    Mimi would go for the between the legs move on Michiko while using her acceleration to prepare for her next move.

    “What’s that supposed to mean, Mimi? Are you going to imitate mine?” asked Michiko.

    “Oh, I’m not gonna do that, Michiko. I might have another thing to take your defense out of you” said Mimi.

    “Ah, right then. I’ll see if you’re prove enough to drive me out” said Michiko.

    “No mind if I do” said Mimi as she goes for the acceleration drive to drive past Michiko.

    “Now, Mimi!” said Megumi.

    “Okay!” said Mimi as she passes the ball to Megumi with the bounce pass.

    “It’s happening now” said Megumi as she is doing the between the legs move on Mariko. Then, Megumi would drive past Mariko with the drive before trying to shoot the ball with the fadeaway shot in the post, but the ball bounces off from the hoop and it doesn’t score anyway. “What?! I missed it again?!”

    “Take the ball back!” said Aoi.

    “Oh, okay!” said Megumi as she grabs the ball away from the hands of Aina.

    “Hey!” said Aina.

    “Hopefully, this time, I will shoot!” said Megumi as she tries to shoot the ball with the jump shot, but Mariko had contacted with Megumi while Megumi releasing it, leading to Mitsuki Izawa blowing the whistle to call for the foul on Mariko.

    “Defensive foul, shooting. Dark uniform, Number 10” said Mitsuki Izawa. The ball didn’t drive in to the basket though. The time stops at 6:49 left in the first quarter.

    “That’s great, Megumi! You get the foul shot!” said Mimi.

    “Oh, I did. Well, this might be going to have the perfect time to shoot my first point in the game” said Megumi.

    “Yeah, Megumi-san! I know that you’re a good clutch shooter and a free throw specialist. Now, you have to knock down two shots in a row” said Tomoka.

    “Okay, I got it!” said Megumi.

    Mitsuki Izawa gives the ball to Megumi, instructing her shoot two shots. “Okay, two shots.”

    Megumi would be relying on her free throw shooting as she is about to shoot the ball with the first free throw. Megumi would successfully bank the first free throw, giving her first point in the game. [Rainbow Angels 5, Kirihara-Team Takeda 4]

    “Finally, Megumi, you got your first point” said Nami.

    “Yeah, I’m not gonna waste my time to end my slump, but I’m feeling so good right now. I’ll just have to shoot one more to knock both free throws” said Megumi.

    “Then, go for it!” said Tomoka.

    “You got it, Tomoka-chan!” said Megumi as she’s going for the second free throw. Megumi would make the second free throw and the ball drives to the basket. [Rainbow Angels 6, Kirihara-Team Takeda 4]

    “Nice shot, Megumi-san!” said Tomoka.

    “Thanks! Now, I’m going to watch out for their defense right now!” said Megumi.

    “Okay, then!” said Tomoka.

    Asako would pass the ball to Rie, who would battle against Tomoka in the free throw line.

    “You’re not gonna freak me out, aren’t you?” asked Tomoka.

    “Of course, not! I should be expected to play well, even you’re not guarding Michiko yet. So, I will have my time to stop you for sure!” said Rie.

    “We’ll see” said Tomoka. Rie would go for the crossover move on Tomoka before trying to drive past with the hesitation drive. Rie would successfully drive past Tomoka with the hesitation drive.

    “Wow! She’s too fast to drive Tomoka out of her way!” said Anzu.

    “That girl is not intimidating Tomoka at the same time Tomoka kept her wisdom to defend herself” said Kōme.

    “Yeah, Kōme-san. I’m not sure why Tomoka is not defending Michiko yet” said Anzu.

    “Ah, me too, Anzu-san. I think that Mimi and Tomoka are the only two persons can able to stop Michiko together, but we’re not seeing that yet” said Kōme.

    “Oh, now I understand what’s going on between Tomoka and Michiko. I believe that Tomoka is not waiting to battle against Michiko yet, but Tomoka said that she’ll have time to battle her when she’s ready to groove herself. Right now, that’s not the right time to have that for the moment” said Anzu.

    “Oh, okay. I see the point about the two, Anzu. Hopefully, Tomoka will be able to get a chance to battle Michiko in the court later” said Kōme.

    “Yeah, I agree, Kōme-san” said Anzu.

    Rie would see Michiko being open from the corner and then, passes the ball to Michiko quickly.

    “Nice pass, Rie-san!” said Michiko.

    “You’re welcome!” said Rie.

    Michiko would clash with Mimi with her moves going dazzle as always. Michiko would take her strength to drive past Mimi with the acceleration drive before successfully shooting the ball with the clutch driving layup. [Rainbow Angels 6, Kirihara-Team Takeda 6]

    “Looks like Michiko tied the game after Megumi’s two free throws being made” said Nozomi.

    “Well, this should be fine right now, Zomi-chan, but I have a feeling that Tomoka and Mimi have to work together to score more points in the game” said Jun.

    “Yeah, Jun-san. There are six and a half minutes left in the first quarter and hopefully, they’ll be able to bank as many shots as they can, so that they’ll get their lead by double-digits by the end of the quarter” said Kotori.

    “You bet, Kotori!” said Jun.

    “Tomoka and her team have their determination to inspire and I hope that they’ll make it very well” said Nozomi.

    “Yeah” said Kotori.

    The montage shows the players from the Rainbow Angels and the Kirihara-Team Takeda battling against each other with their strength being prepared for the rest of the first quarter. Tomoka, Mimi and Nami were able to score points as they banked the shots outside the paint while Megumi and Aoi were good in rebounding and defending. On the other hand, Michiko and her teammates were able to keep their plan nicely with Michiko shooting in the post while Rie makes her good playmaking plays as she passes the ball to either Asako or Michiko, so that either of them they’ll shoot the ball to score.

    With one minute left in the first quarter, the Kirihara-Team Takeda is leading by 3 with the score of 14 to 11. Tomoka would battle against Rie as Tomoka shows her dazzling beauty by doing the crossover move on Rie.

    Tomoka would think of Michiko and her teammates while she’s about to drive past Rie. “Those girls are so good, but I can take one of them out if they’re pressuring on me.” Tomoka would go for the hesitation drive to drive past Rie quickly.

    “Wow! That drive was so powerful!” said Nanako Funtani.

    “Tomoka don’t want to lose her cool because she’s going to take the shots to score” said Minako Kawaguchi.

    “I hope that she’ll be able to groove more” said Fujiko.

    “Yeah!” said Nanako and Minako.

    Mimi would step in outside the three-point line before Tomoka sees her. “Tomoka! Pass it to me! I’ll shoot the three!”

    Tomoka nods her face to accept Mimi’s favor. “No mind if I do! Catch, Mimi-san!” Tomoka would pass the ball to Mimi with the accelerating pass.

    Mimi catches the ball with two hands before shooting the ball with the three-point shot. Mimi’s energy is going better now when she’s shooting the ball with the outside shots and she doesn’t want to let it miss. Mimi’s shot would be successfully, thus, tying the game. [Kirihara-Team Takeda 14, Rainbow Angels 14]

    “Alright! We tied the game again!” said Jun.

    “Now, this is going to be interesting this time with both teams trade their baskets respectively” said Kotori.

    “Yeah, Kotori! No one knows if our team had been doing great right now, but they have the charm to keep on” said Nozomi.

    “I totally agree!” said Jun while Kotori smiles and nods her face.

    “Nice shot, Mimi! That three was so magnificent!” said Aoi.

    “You’re an awesome girl, Mimi-san!” said Tomoka.

    “Thanks, girls! It feels like I’m getting better in shooting threes rather than just shooting in the paint. Now, all we have to do right now is to keep on shooting to make it score” said Mimi.

    “Yeah!” said Tomoka and Aoi.

    Michiko would drive past Mimi using the crossover move before shooting the ball with the finger roll and the ball drives to the basket. Then, Aoi goes for the step up move on Aina before quickly lets Aina to box out. Aoi passes the ball to Megumi, who successfully shoots the ball with the jump shot in the corner. Asako would try to shoot the ball with the three-point shot, but it misses and then, Nami successfully shoots the ball with the spin layup and then, Mariko makes the last shot of the quarter with the clutch layup before Mitsuki Izawa blows her whistle to signal the end of the first quarter.

    Mitsuki Izawa announces the result of the first quarter of the match. “End of first quarter. Rainbow Angels 18, Kirihara-Team Takeda 18.”

    At the bench of the Rainbow Angels, Jun and Kotori are meeting with the players of their team as they’re talking about their agenda for the next quarter.

    “Well, I’m glad that you girls were able to score very well. Even we’re currently tied up at 18, we’re very confident that we might have a chance to retake the lead at the start of the second quarter” said Jun.

    “Isn’t that great, girls?” asked Kotori.

    “Yeah, Jun-san and Kotori-san! It’s awesome that we’re doing a great job in shooting the ball in both inside and outside” said Tomoka.

    “Also, we’re able to get many rebounds, thanks to Aoi and Megumi” said Mimi.

    “It looks like we’re not getting hassled right now and while Michiko is strong enough to shoot the ball inside and outside, Tomoka had been good in keeping her opponents off guard to let their shots miss” said Aoi.

    “Wow! That’s great news, girls! I like that!” said Kotori.

    “So, it sounds like we’re about to enter the second quarter and I have to say that we have to keep on scoring more points in both inside and outside of the paint. That way, we’ll be able to get many points as many as we can, but their defense would be our problem” said Jun.

    “I realize that both Mariko and Aina are good defenders when they’re using their strength. I guess that Aoi needs more help alongside Megumi, so that they’ll work hard to getting rid of their opponents’ defense out” said Kotori.

    “Well, then. I think that I have an idea in stopping both Mariko and Aina” said Aoi.

    “Oh, that’s good, Aoi-san. But what are you and Megumi gonna do?” said Tomoka.

    “Aoi and I will have to keep an eye on both Mariko and Aina when they’re either on offense or defense. Just to make sure that we must match their strength with ours” said Megumi.

    “It’s impossible for us to stop them unless we have to boost our strength to shut them down pretty quickly” said Aoi.

    “Ah, I see. Then, if you and Megumi will have to battle against both Mariko and Aina, will you use your defensive tactics to stop them like forming the Sakura Formation?” said Kotori.

    “Yes, Kotori-chan!” said Megumi.

    “That way, we’ll be able to show those two girls who the best defenders in the inside area are” said Aoi.

    “You got that right, Aoi-chan! I believe that we should focus on interchanging the strategy where Aoi and Megumi must focus on doing their defense while Tomoka, Nami and Mimi will be relying on shooting the ball. Also, if Michiko is about reach on either Tomoka or Mimi, then either one of them will use the Camellian Beauty ability to stop her. Okay?” said Jun.

    “Yeah! We understand, Jun!” said Nami, Tomoka, Mimi, Megumi and Aoi.

    “In case you notice, we must prepare for another battle in the court in a few minutes, girls. Since you will have the right to get the first possession in the second quarter, then you must use the strategies you’ll be planning right now. It’s important for us to keep your willpower into your hearts. Got it?” said Kotori.

    “Okay! We got it, Kotori!” said Nami, Tomoka, Mimi, Megumi and Aoi.

    “Then, let’s make sure that we’ll be able to have our lead back and then, keeping our formation as a team!” said Jun.

    “Yeah!” said Nami, Tomoka, Mimi, Megumi and Aoi.

    Jun, Kotori and the girls of the Rainbow Angels are going to use their team chant. Kotori would go first to speak. “On the count of three... one…”

    Jun goes next to respond. “Two…”

    Jun and Kotori would shout together in unison for the count of three. “…three!”

    The girls of the Rainbow Angels would shout together alongside Jun and Kotori to give their fighting spirit going up. “Let’s go, Rainbow Angels!”

    Part 2 will be on the next post.

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    Re: Rooks, Knights and Bravehearts - The Ro-Kyu-Bu!/Tenshi no 3P! X High School DxD Crossover Series

    Volume 8: "A New Angelic and Harmonious Era in Ōta" | Chapter 142: "All About Miracles and Inspirations (Part 1)"

    Part 2

    Mitsuki Izawa blows her whistle to signal the end of the timeout, which allows the players of the Rainbow Angels and the Kirihara-Team Takeda are heading back to the court for the second quarter. Aoi passes the ball to Nami before Nami would run through the other side of the court. Nami would pass the ball to Mimi and then, Mimi would prepare to use her moves against Michiko.

    “So, you’re going to power up with your moves, right?” asked Michiko.

    “Well, if your question is all about our fighting spirit, so be it. I’ll make sure that my team will about to take over this time” said Mimi.

    “If that’s what you want. I’ll make sure that you’ll have the guts to shoot” said Michiko.

    “Oh, really? Then, you won’t be surprised about this right now, Michiko” said Mimi. Mimi would go for the between the legs move on Michiko before going to drive past Mihciko with the Two Winds Connection.

    Michiko was shocked to see Mimi driving past “Wow! You’re strong, Mimi! I can see before your auras are in.”

    “That’s right, Michiko. My wind will about to blow you out through the breeze” said Mimi before passing the ball to Aoi.

    Aoi would post up her move against Aina before going for the fake.

    “Agh! You gotta be kidding me! She went for the fake!” said Aina.

    “You won’t be easy to stop me, Aina-san, because I’m better now!” said Aoi as she successfully shoots the ball with the driving layup. [Rainbow Angels 20, Kirihara-Team Takeda 18]

    “Nice shot, Aoi-san!” said Tomoka as she gives Aoi a high five.

    “Thanks, Tomoka! I knew that Mimi had been doing great with her special move right now, but I’m feeling alright right now with our strategy” said Aoi.

    “You know that it’s nice to have you and Megumi watching against both Aina and Mariko. I’m sure that you’re going to do it” said Tomoka.

    “Sure, I will, Tomoka!” said Aoi.

    “Now, let’s make a defensive stop against those two girls!” said Tomoka.

    “You got it!’ said Aoi.

    Asako runs through the other side of the court before catching up to be guarded by Nami. “Heh? I know that you’re pressuring me.”

    “Not if you’re going to bring halation to be honest” said Nami.

    “Well, I would take you down through the halation, Nami-san. I will not lose my pressure of you!” said Asako.

    “Then, see if you’re worthy to stop me” said Nami.

    “Sure, I will!” said Asako as she goes for the between the legs move on Asako right before stepping through the paint with her pivot.

    “Looks like she’s strengthening up” said Mariko.

    “I think that Asako is about to drive past Nami before going to pass the ball to either one of us” said Aina.

    “I’m sure that we should get a big hit to grab that ball and shoot it away from our opponents above us” said Mariko.

    “Yeah” said Aina.

    With Aoi is ready to pressure herself to battle against Aina, she looks at Asako, who’s going to drive past Nami, before saying to herself. “There she goes, I’m going to come at you, Aina-san.”

    Asako drives past Nami before shouting at Mariko. “Mariko-san!” Asako passes the ball to Mariko with the bounce pass before Megumi stops Mariko from moving.

    “Got ‘ya!” said Megumi.

    “Gah! I know that she’s going to take the ground to guard on me!” said Mariko.

    “Yeah, that’s right. I’m going to tell you that you will miss that shot if you’re trying to stop me” said Megumi.

    “Oh, yeah? I’m going to knock you down with my strength!” said Mariko before she does the crossover move on Megumi before posting up against Megumi. Megumi’s defense is doing great when she’s taking the ground to guard on Mariko.

    “Alright, Megumi! Make sure that she won’t score!” said Aoi.

    Megumi winks one eye before saying to Aoi. “Okay!”

    Mariko steps back, trying to shoot the ball with the hook shot, but Megumi’s defense is stopping that move.

    “Darn it!” said Mariko.

    “I’ll take that shot, Mariko. Just pass it to me!” said Aina.

    “Hah, I knew that she’s going to wait for me to pass, so…” said Mariko.

    “I’ll take that!” said Megumi as she tips the ball quickly without the resiliency. “What do you think, Mariko? Do you think that you’re gonna shoot? No, you won’t!”

    Suddenly, Aina grabs the ball before her team will about to get a turnover. “I’m not kidding, Megumi! There’s no way our team will about to lose our possession!”

    Aina was about to shoot the ball with the clutch shot in the paint before Aoi responds at Aina. Even you are going to get past on me, we’ll take it to you!” Aoi would force Aina to miss the shot with her shot contest.

    “Ah, she got me!” said Aina.

    “Yeah! Nice force, Aoi!” said Megumi.

    “You’re doing great with your eyes glowing with the aura!” said Tomoka.

    “Yeah, that’s what our friends for!” said Aoi before Mimi would grab the ball for the rebound and then, she passes the ball to Aoi. “Now, let’s do the fast break, shall we?”

    “You got it!” said Tomoka. Aoi would run with her speed while Tomoka activates her Shining Bloom ability. Aoi passes the ball to Tomoka and then, Tomoka would drive past Rie easily.

    With Rie won’t be able to stop Tomoka, Michiko is ready turn the tables around, however, she doesn’t able to do so as Tomoka passes the ball to Mimi with a swift.

    “Wow! Tomoka’s faster now!” said Michiko.

    “That’s my girl! That pass was awesome!” said Mimi with a smile on her face.

    “Thanks, Mimi!” said Tomoka.

    Mimi would perform the crossover move on Michiko before she’s ready to perform the Two Winds Connection again.

    “I’ll make sure that the wind won’t blow on me!” said Michiko.

    “You wish, Michiko. Even you’re trying to take the pressure on me, I won’t tolerate that” said Mimi as she drives past Michiko with the Two Winds Connection and shoots the ball with the Aurora Stratus Shot. The shot is good, allowing the Rainbow Angels to add two more points. [Rainbow Angels 22, Kirihara-Team Takeda 18]

    “You have done it again, Mimi! I can’t believe that you’re on fire now!” said Tomoka.

    “Yep. Now that I’m on fire now, I’ll might have a chance to use my ability to make our run better!” said Mimi.

    “That’s right, Mimi. Since you’re on fire now, I believe that you have to make moves with the assists and steals for our team” said Aoi.

    “Yeah, we should combine our strategies to have our run even better. That way, we should be grooving like the way we did in our previous matches” said Mimi.

    “That sounds like a good idea, Mimi! I know that it’s going to be a challenge for us, but we should be ready for us to tackle down their shooting” said Tomoka.

    “You got it, Tomoka!” said Mimi.

    The next possession goes to the Kirihara-Team Takeda with 8:34 left in the second quarter. Mimi is observing Michiko while looking at her opponent’s strategy.

    Asako drives past Nami with the hesitation move before passing the ball to Aina. Aina battles against Aoi with Aina posting up Aoi, hoping to aim the shot to score. But Aoi’s strength was too good for Aina though.

    “It’ll be your day to stomp on you, girl!” said Aina before doing escape spin move on Aoi before trying to shoot the ball with the fadeaway shot, but it misses. “Aw, man! It misses!”

    Michiko grabs the ball for the offensive rebound before being guarded by Mimi. “So, you’re going serious right now.”

    “Yeah, I’m motivated with my strength because this is the way I play for my Rainbow Angels” said Mimi.

    “Ah, I see. You’re determined, huh. Okay, I know that, but I’m motivated too!” said Michiko as she goes for the crossover move before escaping away from Mimi. Michiko would shoot the ball with the fadeaway jump shot and the ball drives to the basket. [Rainbow Angels 22, Kirihara-Team Takeda 20]

    Michiko sighs in relief before talking to Mimi. “Looks like I’m not gonna lie about being motivated, Mimi. It’s all about miracles and inspirations that everyone wanted to be blessed for them.”

    “Well, you should be focusing on motivating yourself, Michiko, but I’m going to say this. Everyone has been blessed for these days after we formed the Bravehearts because it’s a sign of opportunity to store something new” said Mimi.

    “Okay, then. I’ll bet that I will use my own words in my way, but this is just started for a clash” said Michiko.

    “Of course, it is” said Mimi.

    At the bench of the Rainbow Angels, Jun, Kotori and Nozomi are motivating for Mimi, who had just recently on fire now.

    “This is interesting. Michiko had to focus on Mimi before first Tomoka. I’m not sure why they’re motivating with their own expression” said Kotori.

    “Well, it’s because that there are some future stars have their hearts to grow their motivation to play. I have feeling that Michiko wanted to be more pleased as Tomoka and Michiko do” said Jun.

    “There are a lot of things that Michiko have remembered when Tomoka had transferred to Keishin Academy last year. The one is like being a girl can be more beautiful and dashing of oneself” said Nozomi.

    “Oh, yeah, I remember that quote, Nozomi! I’m quite awesome to see a different person like Michiko taking her expression to commit for the love of the game” said Kotori.

    “That’s true, Kotori. Tomoka knows that she’s inspired to be a basketball player ever since she was a child. Now, it’s up to her to impress a friend who had been dazzling of her own style in Shiromidai” said Nozomi.

    “That would be great if Michiko will face both Tomoka and Mimi, but I have been wondering about Tomoka’s motivation on Michiko since they were close friends in our school, Zomi-chan” said Jun.

    “Yeah, I’m sure that this match would be interesting for both of them” said Nozomi.

    “I agree!” said Jun while Kotori nods her face to agree with Nozomi as well.

    Michiko would prepare her time to battle against Mimi, who’s now holding the ball. Michiko and Mimi clash each other with their pivots and then, Mimi steps back to shoot the ball with the fadeaway shot of the Aurora Star. Then, Michiko would return the favor by doing the clutch layup after driving past Mimi.

    On the other hand, Mimi and Michiko were able to get assists in the game. For Mimi, she was able to pass the ball to Megumi, in order to give Megumi their time to post up against Mariko.

    “With Mimi being motivated to stop Michiko, I will have to do this the same thing” said Megumi.

    “Oh, really, I’m going to get rid of that ball in your hands now!” said Mariko as she’s trying to tip the ball for the steal, but Megumi dodges it just like Anzu did to Setsuko Miyamoto in the game against the Katsura Swordswomen. “What the?! Where did she go?”

    Before she knew it, Maruko turns around and only sees the ball driving to the basket.

    “I can’t believe this is happening!” shockingly exclaimed Mariko.

    “Wait, did Megumi just use Anzu’s move?” asked Hitomi.

    “I guess she had a different move, but it’s not more like Anzu’s” said Nanako.

    “I believe that it’s Megumi’s new move known as the Camellian Lighter. It’s a combination of a double move and a post hook shot. Anzu and Megumi are considered post shooters because both have the positions of small forward and power forward” said Ayame Isurugi.

    “Yeah, they can also block their opponents’ shots in the rim while taking their stamina to post up on them” said Akiko.

    “Well, that would be a pressure way for them to shelve their egos to show up when they’re battling against the big girls in the court. Megumi should have been playing as a small forward, but I will look forward to that if she can able to take her duties as a small forward for one game” said Nanako.

    “I guess she will have to play as a small forward if she’s interested to play against a stronger shooter in the paint. I feel her aura to see what’s in her mind about facing a shooter like Michiko or Mariko. Megumi must be preparing to use her Camellian Endurance Play” said Hitomi.

    “I’m sure that she’ll be ready for that, girls. It’s her ability and I hope that she can do something better for her” said Akiko.

    “Yeah” said Nanako, Hitomi and Ayame.

    Tomoka gives Megumi a high five after witnessing the latter’s shot being successful. “That was a nice double move shot, Megumi! I like it!”

    “Thanks! I should keep doing this to make sure that I’m not gonna hold it down for you” said Megumi.

    “Okay, Megumi-chan! That would be awesome to see you grooving like Mimi did” said Tomoka.

    “Yep!” said Megumi.

    On the other hand, Michiko passes the ball to Aina before Aina successfully dunks the ball with the clutch driving dunk over Aoi. Then, Nami tries to pass the ball to Tomoka, but Asako steals the ball by tipping it. Asako gives the ball to Mariko before Mariko tries to bank the jump shot.

    “I’m not gonna let you do that!” said Megumi as she blocks Mariko’s shot and the ball bounces over to the out of bounds line in the sideline.

    Mitsuki Izawa blows her whistle to call for the out of bounds. “Out of bounds. Dark uniform ball.”

    Megumi tries to stop Mariko from heading to the basket to shoot the ball, but she feels like Mariko is pressuring her. Mariko would step back to shoot the ball with the fadeaway shot, but it misses.

    “I’ll get this, girls!” said Megumi as she was able to get the ball for the rebound. Megumi passes the ball to Mimi before Mimi passes the ball to Tomoka with the Prisma Pass.

    “Tomoka-chan! Catch!” said Mimi when she releases the ball for her special passing move. Tomoka grabs the ball before doing the crossover move on Rie.

    “She’s faster now!” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “I believe that she’s ready to show the beauty of her playing style!” said Naoko Andō.

    Tomoka would shoot the ball with the Shiny Gift and the ball drives to the basket. [Rainbow Angels 32, Kirihara-Team Takeda 28]

    For the next set of plays, the game continues with both teams have been doing their plays very well. Michiko shoots the pullup jump shot in the post while Tomoka gets the layup going in while being fouled by Aina. Then, Mariko successfully gets the foul shot on Megumi when she shoots the ball with the hook shot in the paint. Mimi would shoot the ball with the Aurora Stratus Shot after driving past Michiko and Aina.

    In the next possession, Rie battles against Tomoka with Rie doing the behind the back move. Tomoka tries to steal the ball, but Rie sways the ball away before passing the ball to Michiko. Michiko performs the between the legs move on Mimi before stepping back quickly.

    “Oh no, you don’t, Michiko! I will not gonna let you shoot!” said Mimi as she catches up on Michiko.

    “Do you think you can do that, Mimi?” asked Michiko before passing the ball to Rie and then, Rie shoots the ball with the three-point shot. The ball drives to the basket and the scoreboard displays with the score is now 41 to 37, in favor of the Rainbow Angels, with 2:55 left in the second quarter.

    “Wow! That Michiko was too fast in passing the ball to her teammate. I know that she’s not pulling down her special shots yet, but she’s up to it very soon” said Mimi.

    “Yeah, I agree with that, Mimi. I think that you should prove it to her that you still have the guts to dazzle off against her” said Megumi.

    “Like that way you did in your match against Sayaka” said Tomoka.

    “Okay! I’ll do it, girls!” said Mimi.

    “That’s awesome!” said Megumi while Tomoka smiles to Mimi.

    Asako tries to stop Nami, who’s doing the crossover move on the former, but Nami drives her out with the Iridescent Arrow before passing the ball to Aoi. Aoi would step up to battle against Aina. Aoi dashes through on Aina before shooting the ball with the Bloom Shot and the ball drives to the basket. [Rainbow Angels 43, Kirihara-Team Takeda 37]

    Asako performs the crossover move on Nami before escaping away from the latter and then, pass the ball to Mariko. Mariko would post up her move against Megumi and then, successfully shoots the ball with the hook shot. [Rainbow Angels 43, Kirihara-Team Takeda 39]

    Nami passes the ball to Tomoka before Tomoka drives past Rie by doing the step back and hesitation move.

    “I’m going to make the shot right…” said Tomoka before she is confronted by Michiko.

    “Looks like you’re expected to shoot the ball, Tomoka, but I’m afraid that your run is about to run out soon” said Michiko.

    “Oh, really? I will not go easy on you if you’re trying to get past me!” said Tomoka.

    “Great, then, bring it on!” said Michiko.

    “Yes, I will, my friend” said Tomoka as she performs the crossover move on Michiko before accelerating herself to do the Sakura Drive. Michiko would activate her team’s defensive play, the Shining Star Defense.

    “There goes Michiko’s defense, girls!” said Jun.

    “You have to watch out on them when you’re trying to shoot the ball in the inside area” said Kotori.

    “Okay!” said Nami, Tomoka, Mimi, Megumi and Aoi.

    Tomoka would step back before doing the Sakura Drive to drive past Michiko. The aura on Tomoka’s body would be glowing when Tomoka had driven past Michiko.

    Michiko gasps after seeing Tomoka’s appearance being changed. “No way! She did that move already!”

    Tomoka would shoot the ball with the Shiny Gift and the ball drives to the basket. [Rainbow Angels 45, Kirihara-Team Takeda 39]

    The girls of the Rainbow Angels are delighted to witness Tomoka doing her special move, the Shiny Gift, after driving past Michiko.

    “Wow! Amazing!” said Natsuki Sakura.

    “That move was pretty dazzling!” said Mayumi Nagakura.

    “She had been dazzling her moves when she’s holding the ball. I can’t believe that she’s finally able to shoot her special shot over Michiko” said Yoko Shimizu.

    “That Shiny Gift was a special shot for her. It’s her lucky charm to make herself blessed and inspired throughout her basketball career in Keishin. Isn’t that awesome, girls?” said Akiko.

    “Yeah!” said the girls of the Rainbow Angels.

    “It’s true that Tomoka had been using her Shining Bloom ability to make sure that she’ll be able to accelerate herself to use special moves to make her play pretty dazzling” said Kotori.

    “Aside from that, since Tomoka is good in playmaking, she can go for the pass-and-assist play with her teammates that are close to her. Would it be awesome to have Mimi and Nami making their shots easily?” said Jun.

    “Yeah, that way, Mimi and Nami will be able to score more points easily” said Nozomi.

    “I believe that our team is doing great with our strategy as of now, thanks to most of the starters really did their great job in using their special moves, but hopefully, the bench, which is us, will make their moves too!” said Natsuki Sakura.

    “We’ll make sure that once Michiko and her teammates have their special moves too, this would be an epic match-up that we will never forget!” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “Yeah, Kazue-san! That would be awesome to have our players synchronized with the Shining Bloom ability” said Jun.

    “This will give a lot of strength to show their pride, courage and willpower for our team” said Nozomi.

    “Yeah!” said the girls of the Rainbow Angels.

    Tomoka was flanked by Mimi after Mimi was pleased of Tomoka’s performance against Michiko. “Wow! You’re on fire too, Tomoka-chan! I was expecting to see both of us on fire once we’re working hard to have our teamwork level higher and it was happening right now.”

    “Yeah! Isn’t that awesome that we can use our special moves while not using the Compete Synchronization Skill yet?” said Tomoka.

    “Of course not, Tomoka-chan! This might be our chance to have a late rally before the end of the first half” said Mimi.

    “That will bring us making the take over play to have a good rally in the game” said Aoi.

    “Yep. That’s true, Aoi-san” said Tomoka.

    “Tomoka, we still have two minutes left in the first half. I think that we should try our best to keep our momentum before hitting the buzzer to end the first half with us keeping the lead” said Megumi.

    “You got it, Megumi!” said Tomoka before shouting to her teammates. “Now, let’s do our formation together and keep our lead alive!”

    “Yeah!” said Nami, Mimi, Megumi and Aoi.

    As they switch their focus from offense to defense, the girls of the Rainbow Angels would activate the Camellian Flower Strategy to make sure that they’ll be able to develop their teamwork level.

    After Asako drives past Nami, Asako passes the ball to Rie, who would perform the crossover move on Tomoka.

    Tomoka would raise her voice while thinking herself. “Focus, Tomoka, focus. Just keep an eye on her. She got her moves to stop me, but I think that I can do this.” Tomoka would make her defensive stop her Rie by dodging the latter’s moves.

    Rie steps back while Tomoka moves forward two steps away from her assigned place before trying to steal the ball. However, Rie passes the ball to Aina, who was guarded by Aoi. Aina posts up her move on Aoi.

    “Come on, Aoi. Stop that girl!” said Tomoka.

    Aoi nods her face to do her role. Aoi guards on Aina tightly before Aina tries to shoot the ball with the hook shot, but Aoi was able to force Aina to miss the shot.

    “You will never gonna have one!” said Aoi when she’s doing the shot contest on Aina’s shot. The ball would be landed on the hands of Megumi and Megumi runs through the other side of the court. Megumi would pass the ball to Nami, who successfully shoots the ball with the floater. [Rainbow Angels 47, Kirihara-Team Takeda 39]

    Later, Rie would step away from Tomoka by performing the crossover escape move before shooting the ball with the three-point shot. Then, Tomoka drives past Rie with the Sakura Drive before passing the ball to Megumi with a quick pass.

    Megumi posts up her move, followed by doing the double move on Mariko. Megumi would go for the pump fake before trying to shoot the ball with the Camellian Star. However, Aina would block the Camellian Star.

    “Get that shot out of here, you girl!” said Aina while Megumi gasps in horror. Then, Rie grabs the ball after the block and runs through the other side of the court.

    Rie shouts at Michiko as she’s going to pass the ball with the quick pass. “Michiko-san! Catch!”

    Michiko grabs the ball with her right hand. Mariko shouts at Michiko with her pride. “Awesome catch, Michiko-san!” Michiko thanks Mariko with a smile on her face before she would finally shoot the ball with the Miracle Star Three-Point Shot and the ball drives to the basket, trimming the Rainbow Angels’ lead to 5. [Rainbow Angels 47, Kirihara-Team Takeda 42]

    The members of the Rainbow Angles are surprised after Michiko made the special three-point shot from beyond the arc.

    “She banked the three-point shot!” said Ryōta Mikawa.

    “Are you serious, Ryōta?” asked Sōichi Aoyama.

    “Yeah, that girl is quite indeed a good shooter with her purple eyes are adoring for herself” said Ryōta Mikawa.

    “It feels like her team is not done yet with only a minute remaining to the end of the first half. Man, I just hope that Tomoka and her team will be able to keep the lead for sure” said Sōichi Aoyama.

    “Yeah, I agree, Sōichi-kun” said Ryōta Mikawa.

    “Now, Michiko is also ready to be on fire too before the end of the first half” said Akiko.

    “Well, that would make her and Tomoka going clash with each other with their auras coming out from their bodies, although it’s too late to have that clash because the first half is going to end soon” said Mizuki Koyama.

    “Ah, that would have been awesome, Mizuki, but Michiko is not wavering her pride yet to step up for her own formation” said Yurika Hashida.

    “Yeah, that’s true, Yurika. In the meantime, both Tomoka and Michiko will have to take their rest after playing the entire first half” said Kazuko.

    “I don’t know if they’re ready to face each other for real. This might be awesome to see that!” said Mizuki Koyama.

    “Yeah!” said Akiko.

    “I believe so, Mizuki” said Yurika.

    Tomoka would drive past Rie with the Sakura Drive before passing the ball to Aoi. Aoi posts up her move against Aina before letting the latter to box out. Aoi would try to shoot the ball with the floater, but it misses. Fortunately, Aoi would grab the ball for the offensive rebound.

    Aoi sees Mimi, who is away from the paint closely.

    “Aoi-chan! Pass the ball to me! I’m open away from the paint!” said Mimi.

    “Okay, Mimi! I’ll do this!” said Aoi before she passes the ball to Mimi with the Bloom Pass. Then, Mimi would get the ball with her right hand before stepping back to prepare for a shot to be made.

    Mimi would about to shoot the ball with the three-point shot, but Michiko would go for the shot contest on that shot.

    “I will not gonna let you shoot that, Mimi!” said Michiko as she was able to touch the ball to reflect it. The ball would not drive in to the basket as it bounces off from the rim and out.

    Mimi gasps in horror after her shot was missed, thanks to Michiko’s shot contest. “No way! I missed my shot!”

    Aina would grab the ball for the rebound before passing the ball to Mariko. “Mariko-chan!”

    Mariko runs through the other side of the court while Tomoka and her teammates are trying to catch up on Mariko.

    “Wow! That girl is seemed to be dazzling of her own, Tomoka” said Megumi.

    “We don’t want to let her shoot, girls! We should be more on defense!” said Nami.

    “Yeah, Nami-san! We should stop that girl before she’s going to shoot too far from us!” said Tomoka.

    “I agree, Tomoka! We should keep our formation alive when we’ll stop her” said Aoi.

    “Stopping her would be great for us to have our hustle going up” said Mimi.

    “Yeah, I agree, Mimi-san! Let’s make sure that our formation will stop her by force!” said Tomoka.

    “Yeah!” said Nami, Mimi, Megumi and Aoi.

    As Mariko stops running, Megumi comes out to battle Mariko. “You are kidding! I’m supposed to shoot this shot, but you’re too good to stop me.”

    “Yep. My force would be our chance to stop your team from scoring another three, Mariko! So, if you want to do that, you have to go through me first!” said Megumi.

    “Okay, then. If that’s what you want, then I will go that way” said Mariko as she steps back before trying to drive past Megumi, but Aoi stops her. “What?! She blocked my way!”

    “Yeah, that’s right, Mariko. There’s no way you can find an opening to drive!” said Aoi.

    “Our double team is now your new threat. So, you better find something open before it’s too late” said Megumi.

    “Ah, darn it, Megumi! I can’t stand it anymore! You girls are breaking our fast break!” said Mariko.

    “Oh, you don’t need this thing anymore” said Aoi as she tries to steal the ball by tipping it, however, Mariko sways the ball quickly.

    “Get back here, Aoi-san! I’ll teach her a lesson to stop this girl!” said Megumi.

    “Okay!” said Aoi.

    Megumi would guard Mariko tightly while Aoi would go to the rim to make sure that no one in Michiko’s team will try to get past to the paint. Mariko would step back before doing the escape move.

    “Whoa! She’s too fast to use that move!” said Megumi.

    “That girl is sneaky, I tell you!” said Mimi.

    When Mariko finished driving away from Megumi, she passes the ball to Michiko with the sprint pass. “Michiko-san!”

    Michiko grabs the ball while jumping high. “I got it!” But Michiko is about to shoot the ball with the floater, Aoi would surprise her. “Oh, you gotta be kidding me.”

    “Yep. You will not have that chance to shoot that last shot, Michiko! I’ll take this!” said Aoi as she blocks Michiko’s shot with a swift.

    “Alright! She blocked Michiko’s shot!” said Kotori.

    “That will prevent any chances for Michiko or her teammates to shoot the last shot” said Mayumi Nagakura.

    “Nobody will stop our team now!” said Nanako.

    “Yep. Aoi is really great in making blocks against her opponents when she’s aiming to block a shot coming from the rim or the post” said Minako.

    “She can take out anything with her hustle once she finished her job done” said Yoko Shimizu.

    “Yeah!” said Kotori and Nanako while Mayumi and Minako nod their faces to agree with Yoko.

    Tomoka grabs the ball with her hustle before passing the ball to Mimi. “This is our chance to make the last shot, Mimi!”

    Mimi grabs the ball quickly before saying to Tomoka. “Yep. We should be ready now. It’s time to finish our play with the shot!”

    “Yeah!” said Tomoka.

    Mimi would stop walking at the free throw line before passing the ball to Megumi with the Prisma Pass. Megumi posts up her move, using the double move on Mariko.

    “So, with my strength going up, I’m going to show you the real meaning of post shooting!” said Megumi.

    “Oh, yeah, you’re not gonna think about that, Megumi, because of what happened earlier” said Mariko.

    “Heh, it doesn’t matter. I’m going to stop you now!” said Megumi as she goes for the reverse spin move on Mariko.

    “Ah! That spin move is so strong!” said Mariko, feeling like she’s going to get stumbled to the ground.

    Megumi would see Nami in the post and then, she passes the ball to Nami with the Camellian Heart Pass. “Nami-san!”

    Nami catches the ball with her right hand while the time remaining is now 23 seconds. Nami nods while running through the paint as she’s going to shoot the ball with the Perfect Heart Shot. Aina would come out as she’s about to block Nami’s special shot.

    “I will not gonna let you shoot, Nami-san!” said Aina as she’s trying to block Nami’s special shot, but Nami dodges out of Aina’s way.

    “Not today, girl!” said Nami as she shoots the ball with the Perfect Heart Shot and the ball drives to the basket. [Rainbow Angels 49, Kirihara-Team Takeda 42]

    “Alright! Nami makes the last shot right before end of the first half!” said Naoko.

    “That’s awesome, Naoko! I can’t believe that they’re keeping their faith in grooving themselves in the court” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “Thanks to their strategy, they’ll keep their lead after the buzzer was sounded” said Kazue Futagawa.

    “Yep!” said Naoko.

    “I can’t believe that they’re clearly stop Michiko and her team’s chances of getting their lead back as expected, but I’m sure that there will be more challenges to come in that match later” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “You got it, Ōgaki-san!” said Kazue Futagawa.

    After the Kiriahra-Team Takeda missed their last shot with Asako tries to go for the three-point shot, but the ball bounces off from the rim. Mitsuki Izawa blows her whistle to announce the result of the match after the first half is over. “End of first half. Rainbow Angels 49, Kirihara-Team Takeda 42.”

    The players of the Rainbow Angels and the Kiriahra-Team Takeda are finally exhausted after playing two quarters of the match. Michiko feels confident, despite her team got trailed by 7, while Tomoka and Mimi are having their great job in doing their strategy impressively.

    “I’m pleased with your performance, Michiko. You could have got the last shot, but I did the miss” said Asako.

    “Well, it’s okay. I believe that we have our determination to keep on until the end of the game, but we still have a lot of minutes to work on for the second half” said Michiko.

    “I think that you should meet Tomoka and Mimi first, Michiko. They’re heading to the bench” said Mariko.

    “Oh, right, Mariko. I have to meet them quick” said Michiko.

    “Sure!” said Mariko.

    As Michiko would run to meet with Tomoka and Michiko, Michiko speaks to them. “Tomoka. Mimi. I was about to say that you two are nice that you have battled me. It’s so good that I have finally battling the two of you in a real game.”

    “Yeah, Michiko-san. I just finally see you battling me right after you have battled with Mimi, but I’m sure that this is just the first half. Right?” said Tomoka.

    “Oh, yeah. You’re right about what you said, Tomoka. Man, I can’t wait to see you more when we’re going back to the court for a real battle” said Michiko.

    “You will never get disappointed, Michiko. Yes, I will battle you later, this time with our auras going in” said Tomoka.

    “Oh, okay. You got that one, Tomoka. Once the two of us will back in the court, we’ll see who’s blessed and inspired between the two of us” said Michiko.

    “Sure!” said Tomoka.

    “That’s great! By the way, Michiko, if Tomoka’s ready to battle you again, then I will count me in to battle you too!” said Mimi.

    “Okay, Mimi! I’ll be glad to as well!” said Michiko.

    “You got it!” said Mimi. The intense is on the air between the two teams with Michiko finally had a determination when she battled both Tomoka and Mimi in the first half. Hopefully, they’ll be able to clash with each other for a real showdown, but they’ll have to take their rest first before they’ll decide on what to do for the second half.

    Part 3 will be on the next post.

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    Re: Rooks, Knights and Bravehearts - The Ro-Kyu-Bu!/Tenshi no 3P! X High School DxD Crossover Series

    Volume 8: "A New Angelic and Harmonious Era in Ōta" | Chapter 142: "All About Miracles and Inspirations (Part 1)"

    Part 3

    As players of the Rainbow Angels and the Kirihara-Team Takeda are heading back to the bench, the halftime interval would begin with their managers are talking with the players.

    At the bench of the Rainbow Angels, Jun and Kotori are speaking to Tomoka and her teammates. Tomoka, Mimi, Aoi, Nami and Megumi are exhausted after playing the first two quarters of the match.

    Rainbow Angels
    Boys: Subaru Hasegawa, Kazunari Uehara, Yoshitsugu Tsuchiya, Masanobu Uehara, Kōichi Aoyama, Junichi Kamisaka, Kōsuke Minagawa, Dairoku Kaji, Mito Azaki, Katsuya Kameda, Jūbei Koga, Junichi Morizawa, Masahiko Morioka, Tadaoki Higaki and Junsei Watanabe
    Girls: Tomoka Minato, Mimi Balguerie, Anzu Ogi, Megumi Kadokawa, Aoi Ogiyama, Nami Takashirō, Kazuko Kakimoto, Hanako Kotobuki, Kazue Ōgaki, Hitomi Takao, Ayame Isurugi, Kazue Futagawa, Fujiko Sasaki, Mizuki Koyama, Yurika Hashida and Sawako Ishihara
    Others: Jirō Koganei, Jun Gotō, Banri Kashii, Shinsuke Nagatomo, Katsuhito Aoyagi, Ryōta Mikawa, Masanobu Yamada, Kimiya Katsura, Kotori Katsura, Mayumi Nagakura, Nanako Funatani, Akiko Miyazaki, Minako Kawaguchi, Yūki Sasaki, Kaiji Nakagami, Sōichi Aoyama, Naoko Andō, Natsuki Sakura and Yoko Shimizu


    “Great job, girls! You’re doing great in getting the lead and keeping the lead at the end of the first half” said Jun.

    “Yeah, Jun-san. We couldn’t have lost that lead earlier, but we’re able to show our moves pretty well” said Tomoka.

    “I believe that Michiko and her teammates are very good in defense. It means that one of her teammates is strong in post shooting” said Mimi.

    “Ah, I see. Who’s that person, anyway?” said Jun.

    “Well, her name is Mariko Matagawa. The girl who had been with the other leaders of the group that they were watching out training last Tuesday” said Tomoka.

    “Oh, yeah, I recognize her, Tomoka. She is a third year middle school student from the Kirihara Middle School. I believe that she’s very talented with her post shooting moves as well as her defense had been her favorite skill to use” said Megumi.

    “That girl had been playing vey well within the varsity team for two years. She and Sayuri Kajioka were best friends with each other, living in Nishina” said Nami.

    “I believe that she’s very carefree when she was involved with the team as well as her own group. By the way, she created her own group known as the Matagawa Shine and she didn’t join the Dragons of Ōta though” said Aoi.

    “I agree, Aoi! When these youngsters born in Nishina, they have their own personality of being expressive to others because they want to be more adapted just like how Subaru and his gang did” said Nozomi.

    “Also, they are more focused on building their own community like the Bravehearts and the Blue Nishina” said Kotori.

    “Well, that’s nice to see how people living in Nishina were generous after all. For some reason, they are very vigilant, simply because they want to live there with determination” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “Yep” said Jun.

    “In case you’re wondering, Mariko had been involving in solving cases that happened within her hometown as well as its neighbors such as in Magome, Kōjiya and Kamata” said Akiko.

    “Right now, there are some cases between the black-colored groups in Kōjiya that was rumbling recently. I heard some words from Himeko that Matsuki Nagashi’s group had been involved in a scuffle with someone, who might be known as one of their rivals” said Minako.

    “Oh, I see the point what’s going on right now in my home, Minako-san. My friends and I have been quiet with those groups from Kōjiya because they believe to be in fear with Matsuki’s true intentions of being the King of Kōjiya” said Megumi.

    “That was a typical title for him, Megumi. I should have known if he’s a good guy or a bad guy” said Yoko Shimizu.

    “Yeah, that’s right, Yoko-san. That’s why Himeko and her team are trying their best to solve this case because there is something wrong about Matsuki and his group when they’re involved in a night call operation like involving in street fights and night basketball” said Megumi.

    “Well, that would be awesome if we should keep an eye on those, Megumi. It’s great that we have one of the groups of Bravehearts have been investigating this for a long time” said Minako.

    “You got it right, Minako! If the rivalry goes sour, this may involve some other groups that are coming from either Magome or Kamata” said Megumi.

    “Of course, it will” said Minako.

    Later, the boys of the Rainbow Angels are seeing someone who will be entering to the court.

    “Hey, everyone, looks like someone is arriving” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “Oh, nice. They are the Family of Angels” said Subaru.

    “They’re here to cheer for us!” said Aoi.

    “Hi, everyone!” said Kurumi and Sakura.

    “Hi, Kurumi! Hi, Sakura! Hi, everyone!” said the members of the Rainbow Angels.

    When the rest of the members of the Family of Angels have arrived, they would join in to get along with the Rainbow Angels.

    “So, it’s nice that you have a halftime break, Tomoka. I expect to see high hopes for you in that tournament” said Sagiri.

    “Thanks, Sagiri-san. We’re currently in the semifinals where we had just battled Michiko’s team” said Tomoka.

    “On the other hand, Subaru and his team also made it to the semifinals with their next match will be held right after our match” said Mimi.

    “That’s awesome! I hope that you will be able to win that match, so that you’ll be going to the final” said Elf.

    “So, that’s why we’re here to support you and your team” said Masamune.

    The members of the Rainbow Angels are surprised to see the big banner made by the members of the Family of Angels.

    “This is all about miracles and inspirations, team. We decided to draw this banner, in honor of you and your team for their blessed hearts and transforming lives” said Kyō.

    “It’s great that you have made your progress in the tournament right now. I believe that all of you have been motivating of winning the title soon” said Kurumi.

    “Well, that was a very nice banner to see, everyone. It feels like we’re very determined to win the tournament, so that we’ll be able to show our pride, community and willpower for us to be blessed and inspired to anyone” said Subaru.

    “We’re happy to be with us because you have been cared a lot for us and it’s great that you have drawn some inspirations to support us” said Tomoka.

    “If we’re motivated, you’ll be motivated in return. That’s what everyone will have once we’re going to march in to the final” said Mimi.

    “Yeah!” said the members of the Family of Angels.

    “Now, then. While the break is still ongoing, we should start planning for the third quarter. What do you say?” said Tomoka.

    “Okay!” said the members of the Rainbow Angels.

    When Jun and Kotori start talking with the girls of the Rainbow Angels, the Family of Angels are looking at them confidently, believing that they’re going to win the match against Michiko’s team.

    “Whenever our allies have their strength to show up against their opponents, they should be delighted to have their luck in their hearts” said Elf.

    Masamune nods his face to agree with Elf. “I agree, Elf. It seems that they’re confident about their team’s progress in their game today. It’s nice to have Aoi, Tomoka and Mimi playing together in the court as well as Tomoka’s close friends in the team.”

    “It’s awesome that they’re doing their great job in stopping their opponents every time they’re showing their Complete Synchronization Skill. I bet that once they’re stepping up in a real competition like the prefectural tournaments, they’ll be able to shine themselves” said Kotoe.

    “Yeah, I agree, Kotoe. Most of the prospects in Yaguchi and Kamata are very known for their brave and wind moves, especially to those who are intelligent in reading their opponents’ moves” said Sagiri.

    “As long as they’re continuing their careers on a high note, they might have a chance to become real superstars in our hometown in the future” said Natsumi Yamazaki.

    “The Rainbow Angels are the first Dream Team that was created by Subaru Hasegawa. He said that the goal of his team is to bring their future stars to shine in the court through willpower. That means, that some of their players may have their brighter future very soon” said Akiyuki Katsumoto.

    “That’s true, Akiyuki-san. I’m confident that the Rainbow Angels are very humble to their desire and determination when they want to be more blessed and inspired. I believe that some of them may want to be part of the varsity teams of their schools in the future because they were inspired of Subaru, Aoi and Tomoka” said Shigeru Hirashita.

    “I think that they want to follow their footsteps of becoming a great basketball player in our hometown. That’s the same goal that Michiko had when she joined the Shiromidai Elementary School girls’ basketball team last year” said Masami Nojima.

    “Yeah, the Rainbow Angels don’t want to lose their three principles that they used through their mind, body and soul. We never see someone had that aside from Subaru, Aoi and Tomoka right before the formation. It feels like they have their members with true blessings and pure hearts, which they want to make the difference from the way the talented players have before” said Kyōji.

    “Ah, I get it. So, there might be some of our allies may have their hopes and dreams of becoming a basketball player as well!” said Sagiri.

    “You got that right, Sagiri! That’s why Subaru said that his mission is to recruit some of the players who can make their future brighter and develop a friendship with the Bravehearts. He knows that the Family of Angels have many connections with those who were coming from Yaguchi, Kamata and Den-en-chōfu. I’m sure that the Rainbow Angels Project may be a future for an extended group” said Katsuei Kōno.

    “Well, that might be awesome to have that. I never seen any large communities have that before” said Sagiri.

    “Also, they want to get their opportunity to create the bonds between them and the other groups that we have seen around the community” said Megumi Jinno.

    “Yeah, that’s how the community groups work on their goals and ambitions, which is very important” said Katsuei.

    “If they want to be more adapted with their connection to others, they should create their bonds between them, so that they’ll be able to work together without any hassle or argument being made” said Suehiro Yamazaki.

    “I’m sure that the Rainbow Angels will become an extended group someday, but if I remember correctly, Subaru wants to be more involved with the youngsters who have developed their future for themselves” said Noriko.

    “What do you mean ‘youngsters who have developed their future’, Noriko?” asked Megumi Jinno.

    “Subaru, Aoi and Kazunari made their big project last two years ago during their third year in Kirihara. They have organized a community drive to meet with the youngsters in Yaguchi and Nishina. Of course, if you look at their project, they meet some youngsters who are interested in the hobbies that Subaru and his allies have” said Noriko.

    “They even got a high grade for that magnificent project after the participated impressed them and so, to the teachers from the Kirihara Middle School too” said Satsuki Ōkuma.

    “Wow! That wasn’t so bad to see that project, but I never heard about that” said Megumi Jinno.

    “Me too, Noriko and Satsuki. We didn’t have that in our school yet. The only thing I remember is that Tomoe and Masamune have made their group project about the classification of animals, based on where they come from” said Sagiri.

    “Oh, that one was very easy, Sagiri! I was part of that project a long time ago and it was very fun!” said Katsuei.

    “Yep. Masamune said that it was his idea to take research while helping his schoolmates to have better reports about where they come from” said Sagiri.

    “The reports were very clean and not plagiarized. I even made a debate about the difference of each habitat for an animal to live” said Masamune.

    “Yeah, in the end, our project was a success and the teacher gave us a high grade” said Tomoe.

    “Wow! That’s awesome, you two!” said Katsuei.

    “Thanks!” said Masamune and Tomoe.

    “I believe that once there will be a project like that, you have to make up your ideas to have a better project. This will take a long time to finish the project, that’s for sure” said Amelia Armeria.

    “I agree, Amelia-san. Hopefully, Subaru and his allies will be able to make the Rainbow Angels project a success this year. It’s one of the plans for the Bravehearts to create and that way, they’ll develop their friendship with those who have joined the Rainbow Angels” said Akiyuki.

    “Yeah!” said the members of the Family of Angels and Team Eromanga.

    “Since Tomoka was from Den-en-chōfu and lived there with her parents, I think that the projected extended group for our Family of Angels was supposedly composed of those who were coming from Den-en-chōfu, her hometown, but because some of us from our group are from either Kamata, Nishina or Magome, Tomoka may have influenced with Megumi Kadokawa’s group since that group were generous, compared to the ones in Shiromidai” said Kyōji.

    “I agree, Kyōji! Tomoka had missed her former students in Shiromidai when she transferred to our school. I know that she said about complicated things happened in her former school when she was transferred, but only Hitomi and her friends know about that” said Sayoko Nagata.

    “This allows Tomoka to have connections with her friends of her own” said Shōzō Takamatsu.

    “So, does that mean that the Rainbow Angels will be the extended group for the Family of Angels?” asked Kiyoto Miyaji.

    “I think that I would say, ‘technically yes’” said Sayoko.

    “Oh, I see. That was sure of a coincidence” said Kiyoto.

    “I agree” said Sayoko.

    “Once we’ll start the search for the former members of the Dragons of Ōta that are coming from the lavender group, we’ll have new friends to meet very soon” said Sakura.

    “As of now, we’ll plan on those in the future right after the tournament. Probably, we can assemble that pretty soon” said Kyō.

    “Hum. The Rainbow Angels may be a group of awesome and cute students, but it’s their heart to be blessed and inspired” said Sora.

    “Yeah, Sora-chan. We don’t know what Tomoka and Megumi is planning for an extended group for the Family of Angels, but they might save it for some time” said Kurumi.

    “Of course, they will have that once the tournament is over” said Kyō.

    “Yeah!” said Sora, Kurumi and Sakura.

    At the bench of the Rainbow Angels, Jun and Kotori would show the strategy of their team for the third quarter with the starters will rest for the entire third quarter.

    “Now, the strategy for the third quarter would be different since the starters will take their rest for a while. So, the starters will be composed of Kazue Ōgaki (PG) and Hitomi Takao (SG) on the backcourt” said Jun.

    “And for the frontcourt, they are Anzu Ogi (SF), Ayame Isurugi (PF) and Hanako Kotobuki (C). Both Kazuko and Mizuki will play with limited minutes by the time it reaches the middle of the third quarter” said Kotori.

    “So, we need Ayame and Anzu to team up with their Dragonwork Formation that was made by both Naoko and Yoko earlier in the first round and the quarterfinals. This time, Anzu had to deal with the post up while Ayame will focus on shooting three-point shooting” said Jun.

    “For both Kazue and Hitomi, they’ll play with their playmaking and inside moves, while Hanako will rely on being the rim protector” said Kotori.

    “Uh, Kotori-san, can I also help both Anzu and Ayame in working on their Dragonwork Formation when it activated?” asked Hanako Kotobuki.

    “Yeah, Hanako-san! Your Aurora Bliss will be integrated to that formation, in order to increase your strength and acceleration” said Kotori.

    “You can activate your Aurora Bliss activity earlier, but you must help both Anzu and Ayame to get their job done” said Jun.

    “Okay!” said Hanako Kotobuki.

    “I think that you’re right about the Dragonwork Formation, Jun. That formation is unique to the players who have been good in post moves and defensive moves to make hustle on them. Anzu should be fine in doing the post up moves” said Aoi.

    “Yeah, Jun-san. I should remind you that I have to deal with one of Michiko’s teammates that was part of that team” said Anzu.

    “That’s interesting. Who might that person would be?” said Jun.

    “It’s Kozue Hanabusa” said Anzu.

    “You’re kidding, Anzu-san!” said Nozomi.

    “She is a power forward, but also she’s is good in using her stamina” said Tomoka.

    “Yep. Basically, I have to battle her with my acceleration and strength to make sure that Kozue-san will be surprised to my eyes growing into fire” said Anzu.

    “Yeah, you can do it, Anzu! I know that you have been dealing with her when Tomoka left to Keishin last year” said Hitomi.

    “Since you’re determined, you should be confident to defeat her” said Nanako.

    “Okay, Hitomi-san and Nanako-san! I’ll do it!” said Anzu.

    “That’s my cousin, Yuzuha! She’s ready to take on one of Michiko’s classmates in her team” said Kōme.

    “Yep. I should be surprised to see that one, Kiriyu-sama. It’s been a while that a friendly rivalry had happened between them when Tomoka was in Keishin. This should be a challenge your cousin to prove Kozue that if the latter crossed the line on your cousin, Anzu should be serious from now on” said Yuzuha.

    “Yeah, there should be hassles between them for sure” said Kōme.

    Yuzuha nods to agree with Kōme, saying to her. “It’s her time now.”

    “Yeah, Yuzuha” said Kōme.

    “Jun, I believe that these bench players will be able to stop Michiko’s team for sure” said Subaru.

    “Thanks, Subaru-san. I know that you’re inspiring me to make a strategy like this, but it’s all about desire and determination for them” said Jun.

    “Yeah” said Subaru.

    “Are you sure that your strategy work?” asked Jirō.

    “Of course, not! What would I say if their strategy won’t work? The bench players would be more dazzling with their moves just like the way they did in two previous matches. Tomoka and the other starters are doing great with their teamwork and I should be blessed for their strategy. You have that with your team as well, Jirō-san” said Jun.

    “Oh, okay. I understand about that, Jun-san. Just make sure that they’ll make the credit to dominate the match” said Jirō.

    “You got it!” said Jun.

    “Anzu, will you stop Kozue for me?” asked Kazue Futagawa.

    “Okay, Kazue-san. I have been reminiscing this rivalry since the day Tomoka transferred to Keishin last year. I should be fine now” said Anzu.

    “Then, it’s your confidence to keep your eye on. I trust in you just like what Tomoka did to Michiko the day they reconciled a month ago” said Kazue Futagawa.

    “Sure, Kazue-san!” said Anzu.

    “Whether you made it or not, Hitomi, you should be proud” said Megumi.

    “We’ll cheer for you!” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “Okay!” said Hitomi.

    “I have to be more focused on making my moves shine. I will also make sure that my opponents won’t stop me as well as taking my pure heart” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “That’s great, Kazue-san! Good luck with that!” said Naoko.

    “Okay!” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “I have to keep an eye on you, Ayame-san. It’s your desire to win. That’s how Yoshitsugu and I did that when we’re playing basketball” said Masahiko Morioka.

    “Yes, I will remember that, but don’t you get overexcited about me” said Ayame.

    “Sure!” said Masahiko Morioka while Yoshitsugu Tsuchiya nods his face.

    “I have to remind you, Hanako-san. If your energy will about to run out, then I will give Mizuki and Kazuko their chance to help you grow with your moves. Okay?” said Mimi.

    “Yeah, Mimi. I’m fine to be blessed” said Hanako Kotobuki.

    “I think that they’re all set, Kotori and Jun” said Aoi.

    “They should be fine now” said Tomoka.

    “That’s great!” said Kotori.

    “Now, let’s make sure that we’ll keep our lead until the third quarter ends!” said Jun.

    “Yeah!” said the girls of the Rainbow Angels.

    Once again, Jun, Kotori and the girls of the Rainbow Angels are going to use their team chant. This time, Anzu would go first to speak. “On the count of three... one…”

    Kazue Ōgaki goes next to respond. “Two…”

    Jun and Kotori would shout together in unison for the count of three. “…three!”

    The girls of the Rainbow Angels would shout together alongside Jun and Kotori to give their fighting spirit going up. “Let’s go, Rainbow Angels!”

    The third quarter would finally begin with Kazue Ōgaki, Hitomi, Anzu, Ayame and Hanako Kotobuki are heading to the court for their chance to shine just like Tomoka and her friends did earlier. Anzu is looking at her opponents, who were ready as well.

    Kozue Hanabusa would call on Anzu. “Anzu-san!”

    Anzu smiles warmly as she meets Kozue. “Oh, it’s you, Kozue. I never expect to see you playing for Michiko’s team.”

    “Yeah. Despite I didn’t join the varsity team, Michiko gave me a spot to be part of it since I’m worthy to be close with her” said Kozue.

    “Ah, I see. Well, you remember the last time we hassled with each other due to the argument about Tomoka’s actions long time ago?” said Anzu.

    Kozue’s teammates would be surprised to hear what Anzu said, but Kozue was not nervous nor shocked about this, saying to Anzu with her determination. “Eh… I guess we did that, but I don’t care what happened about this. Let’s forget this past and you and I will play against each other.”

    “Okay!” said Anzu.

    “So, what’s the line-up for them, Kazue-san?” asked Ayame.

    “It looks like they have four players coming from the varsity with most of them are from the reserve team” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “Uh, expect for that girl?” asked Ayame while pointing at Kozue.

    “Oh, yes, Ayame. She wasn’t part of the varsity team, but she’s a friend of Michiko” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “That’s great, Kazue-san. Because Michiko’s team is not only that they have her new teammates from the varsity team, she even added that girl to the roster” said Ayame.

    “True, Ayame. Their line-up for them is composed of first year Nanami Fukuhara, second year Ayako Furuya, first year Kozue Hanabusa, second year Haruka Igarashi and first year Noriyo Nosaka” said Kozue Ōgaki.

    Rainbow Angels: Kazue Ōgaki (PG), Hitomi Takao (SG), Anzu Ogi (SF), Ayame Isurugi (PF), Hanako Kotobuki (C)
    Kirihara-Team Takeda: Nanami Fukuhara (PG), Ayako Furoya (SG), Kozue Hanabusa (SF), Haruka Igarashi (PF), Noriyo Nosaka (C)

    “Both Ayako and Haruka have their experience in the varsity team last year, only they were playing for the bench” said Hanako Kotobuki.

    “Yeah, Hanako. Since the three of five are first years, I think that they’re the batchmates of Michiko. We should be more careful on their moves” said Hitomi.

    “You got it, Hitomi!” said Kazue Ōgaki before saying to her teammates. “Now, let’s start our run together!”

    “Yeah!” said Hitomi, Anzu, Ayame and Hanako Kotobuki.

    The montage would begin with both Rainbow Angels and Kirihara-Team Takeda battling out for points. At some point, Anzu was able to score a fouled shot over Haruka Igarashi when she was doing the pullup jump shot. Then, Kazue Ōgaki made the Red Lightning Shot after doing the ankle breaker move on Nanami Fukuhara. On the other hand, Ayako and Noriyo scored nine straight points together, trying to trim the Rainbow Angels’ lead in the middle of the third quarter.

    When the scoreboard was displayed with the Rainbow Angels still leading the game with the score of 52-50, Anzu is dribbling the ball before she was confronted by Kozue.

    “It’s about time, Anzu-san. I never expect to see you playing long time ago, but I’m confident that I will take you down right from this spot!” said Kozue.

    “Are you serious about that?” asked Anzu.

    “Yes, I would! Now, here comes my move!” said Kozue as she tries to steal the ball from Anzu, but Anzu steps back, doing the spin move.

    “I’m not gonna lose my possession, Kozue! When I met you long time ago, you should have been ashamed for the words you said about Tomoka’s departure!” said Anzu.

    “Eh… I wasn’t supposed to say that, Anzu-san. Aika had been friends with Tomoka, but I didn’t mean to mock your friend” said Kozue.

    “Whatever, I’m not gonna force you to cross the line!” said Anzu as she goes to the paint, and then, shoots the ball with the layup.

    However, Kozue would block the shot immediately. “I’ll take this as a lesson from last year!”

    The ball would be bounced out of the court, which leads to Mitsuki Izawa blowing her whistle to call for the deadball. “Out of bounds. Light uniform ball.”

    Anzu sighs in relief, but she’s enraged on Kozue. “Why did you do that?”

    “You said that you’re a friend of Tomoka, but you supposed to follow what Aika said” said Kozue.

    “About what?” asked Anzu.

    “Staying away from her” said Kozue.

    Anzu finally had enough of Kozue, silencing her as she says to Kozue. “You have crossed the line, Kozue. I don’t care if you force me to stay away from Tomoka in the first place, but Aika doesn’t even know about it. So, if you’re trying to set a trap on me, I will make you pay!”

    “Fine, then! I’ll keep an eye on you!” said Kozue, but Anzu did not listen to the former’s words.

    At the bench of the Kirihara-Team Takeda, Michiko and Aika are worried about Kozue, who mocked Anzu about Tomoka’s transfer to the Keishin Academy last year.

    “This is not good, Michiko. I didn’t mean to persuade Anzu to stay away from Tomoka, but Anzu hadn’t trusted me” said Aika Sagawa.

    “Of course not! Kozue had been hatred of Anzu even they were part of the Family of Angels, but I don’t want to be gossiped about what happened when Tomoka was forced to transfer from Shiromidai to Keishin Academy” said Michiko.

    “Then, you should not focus on that, Michiko. It’s past already” said Aika Sagawa.

    “Yeah, you’re right, Aika. I must be friendly with Tomoka, but I can’t believe that both Anzu and Kozue are fighting with their words already. I should wait for Kozue to see what’s next for her” said Michiko.

    “Exactly, Michiko. I’ll keep an eye on her too!” said Kozue.

    “Okay!” said Michiko.

    When the match resumes, Anzu had managed to stay away from Kozue’s mind games and passed the ball to Hanako Kotobuki, who would successfully shoot the ball with the Shutter Claw Shot. Then, Kozue and Noriyo perform their alley-oop play with Kozue releases the ball for the pass and Noriyo shoots the ball with the dunk.

    Later, Kazue would perform her crossover move on Nanami before driving past the latter with the Red and Orange Aura Groundwave. She sees Ayame, who’s open in her spot, and passes the ball to her.

    “Ayame-san! Catch!” said Kazue Ōgaki as she releases the ball for her special passing move Brave Carnation Ignition. Ayame would grab the ball through her ability Silent Breeze before winking at Kazue.

    “You’re great, Kazue-san!” said Ayame before doing the post up move against Haruka Igarashi. “A dragon with an expressive personality makes you determined. What is written in the literary books, there should be a humbling sound to hear.” Ayame would step back after dribbling her ball and then, shoot the ball with the Kingfisher Hook, a variant of the hook shot, and the ball drives to the basket. [Rainbow Angels 56, Kirihara-Team Takeda 52]

    “Wow! She’s finally stepping up, Aimi-san. Your sister felt good about rolling in to rally for her team” said Miyako Mizuno.

    “Yeah, Miyako. I’m happy to see my sister playing very well with her moves being shined recently” said Aimi Isurugi.

    “Ayame was not disappointed about losing her faith while she was having fun with her team. I’m sure that it is a sign for her to see what faith in stored for them” said Miho Mizuno.

    “I should say that she’s developing her friendship with her teammates including Tomoka and Megumi. Tomoka said that Kyō and Sakura have recognized their teammates when they were in middle school. There’s a big secret about Kyō and Sakura where Kyō had a crush on my sister, but my sister denied it thrice” said Aimi.

    “At least, your sister and Kyō were friends with each other after we just moved to the Nukui Residence” said Miyako.

    “Yeah, Miyako” said Aimi.

    “A cute person like Jun or Tomoka was one of Ayame’s characteristics she liked. I hope that she’s going to be always energetic through her heart” said Miho Mizuno.

    “Yeah!” said Miyako and Aimi.

    Ayako Furuya would miss the three-point shot in the center beyond the arc and then, Ayame grabs the rebound. Ayame passes the ball to Kazue Ōgaki and the latter performs the behind the back move on Ayako. Kazue drives past Ayako once again with the Red and Orange Aura Groundwave before passing the ball to Anzu.

    “Here you go, Anzu!” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    When Anzu grabs the ball, Kozue would guard her tightly. Anzu was serious right now if Kozue will make her next move. “I have to be motivated when I’m going to do shoot this. It’s hard to stop that girl though.”

    Anzu would do the post up move on Kazue before trying to do the double move.

    “Huh? What’s that move?” asked Kozue.

    Anzu replies quickly. “I’m doing the double move. I should step away from you if I’m good enough to give my strength.”

    “What are you trying to do?” asked Kozue.

    “I’m going to make some hustle for me to shoot” said Anzu before successfully lets Kozue to box out from the former. Anzu would about to shoot the ball with the Red Dragon’s Claw Shot, however, Kozue doesn’t want to give up now.

    “Oh no, you don’t Anzu! You don’t make me bad about it!” said Kozue as she blocks Anzu’s special move greatly. The members of the Rainbow Angels gasp in horror while looking at Kozue’s move, in blocking Anzu’s shot for the second time.

    “What?! Her block is her second time!” said Megumi.

    “Kozue must be serious after Anzu finally had enough of the past” said Tomoka.

    “Yeah, Tomoka” said Megumi.

    “But why Kozue is still hostile to Anzu further?” asked Nami.

    “I think that Kozue had been dealing a rivalry with Anzu back in Shiromidai. Hitomi’s friends are not friendly with Michiko’s team ever since you left Shiromidai last year” said Nozomi.

    “Ah, I get it, Nozomi-chan. Although Michiko had been friends with me again, I don’t think this rivalry would last longer since Hitomi and her friends went to Keishin” said Tomoka.

    “Then, there has to be a scuffle between them long time ago. Only Yumi Kaneda was able to stop the fight” said Jun.

    “Yeah, of course. It happened a long time ago, but hopefully, it won’t happen again” said Tomoka.

    “Yeah” said Jun and Nozomi while Megumi and Nami smile warmly. Tomoka had been complicated about that incident a long time ago, but things didn’t go well for Hitomi’s group and Michiko’s group.

    Suddenly, Hitomi grabs the ball for the offensive rebound, surprising Kozue. “Not so fast, Kozue-san! We’re still not done our possession yet!”

    “Huh?” puzzled Kozue as Hitomi drives past Ayako with the Angelic Moondrive and then, passes the ball to Anzu.

    “Anzu-san! You should go for it!” said Hitomi with a wink on her right eye.

    “Okay, I got it, Hitomi-chan!” said Anzu as Anzu would go for the reverse spin move on Kozue before shooting the ball with the Red Dragon Storm and the ball drives to the basket. [Rainbow Angels 58, Kirihara-Team Takeda 52]

    “Nice shot, Anzu-san!” said Kōme.

    “You’re rallying in now!” said Yuzuha.

    Anzu smiles to Kōme and Yuzuha with her confidence in playing basketball grows better. “Thanks, Kōme-sama and Yuzuha-chan!”

    Kozue would post up against Anzu after getting the ball from Nanami. Kozue dribbles the ball before using her strength to drive away Anzu by stepping back before shooting the ball with his own hook shot.

    Anzu tries to force Kozue to miss the shot with her defensive play, the Red Wave Play. “You will not gonna let that score, Kozue!”

    However, Kozue smiles warmly without hesitating herself to lose her faith. “Sorry, Anzu. You can’t stop my shot.” A few seconds later, the ball drives to the basket, trimming the Rainbow Angels’ lead back to 4. [Rainbow Angels 58, Kirihara-Team Takeda 54]

    Tomoka was surprised after seeing Kozue doing her special move on Anzu. “That shot was powering her to stop Anzu. I have a feeling that she’s also indeed pushing herself to the limit because of her stamina.”

    “Yeah, Tomoka. That kind of move that Kozue used was called the Purple Surging Hook” said Megumi.

    “Purple Surging Hook. I don’t think it’s a hook shot that was used for post players like you, Megumi” said Tomoka.

    “Yes, it is, Tomoka. Kozue had used her stamina while trying to be more confident with her own playing style. Like Michiko, Kozue can go for the relentless finish no matter where she goes” said Megumi.

    “Yeah, that will allow her to use her successive play, the Miracle Hour. That’s why Michiko had been using this during the second quarter and then, gave that play to Kozue, so that she’ll be stronger just like Michiko” said Tomoka.

    “You got that, Tomoka! I’m sure that Kozue is about to go fire, but she has the business to do” said Megumi.

    “Exactly, Megumi-san. I wonder what Anzu will do after this one” said Tomoka.

    “I think that she’s boosting up with her rage after doing her special move earlier” said Mimi.

    “Anzu is capable of using the Dragonwork Formation. She can do that to give her teammates a helping hand” said Aoi.

    “Ah, I get it now, Aoi-san. Hopefully, she’ll get back from her feet to score” said Tomoka.

    “Yep” said Aoi.

    Kazue would drive past Nanami with the Red and Orange Groundwave before passing the ball to Ayame. Ayame would see Anzu, who’s guarded by Kozue, before doing the crossover move on Haruka.

    “I think that we should turn things back to groove, Anzu. Let’s do our formation together!” said Ayame.

    “Okay, Ayame-chan! I’ll move away from Kazue and then, you go for the pass” said Anzu.

    “Sure!” said Ayame. Ayame would step back after doing the behind the back move and then, passes the ball to Anzu with the Relentless Dragon Pass. “Now!”

    Anzu grabs the ball with her right hand before saying to Ayame. “I got it, Ayame-chan! Here goes nothing!” Anzu would finally step up her right foot for the pivot before activating the Dragonwork Formation. The sounds of a roar of the dragon comes out off-screen before Anzu goes for the double move on Kozue.

    “There she comes, Tomoka! Anzu is doing the Dragonwork Formation!” said Mimi.

    “She’s about to be on fire!” said Megumi.

    “Yeah! I knew that this prediction was true, Mimi-san and Megumi-san” said Tomoka.

    Anzu would step back before going for the pump fake on Kozue. Anzu’s move prove too much for Kozue and Kozue doesn’t see Anzu in shock.

    Kozue was shocked that Anzu was gone. “She’s gone! Where did she go?”

    Anzu would reappear before shooting the ball with the Red Dragon Storm and the ball drives to the basket. Kozue turns around and the ball was falling to the ground after Anzu successfully made her special move. [Rainbow Angels 60, Kirihara-Team Takeda 54]

    Kozue gasps while saying, “You gotta be kidding me?!”

    “Anzu disappears and then, reappears?!” said Aika.

    “That move was her retribution on Kozue. That rivalry should have been over if I was able to convince Tomoka to stay in Shiromidai, but Hitomi and her friends won’t forgive me for that mistake I made” said Michiko.

    Anzu would walk through the other side of the court quietly like a calming dragon before she was flanked by Kazue Ōgaki. Kozue growls in anger as she’s about to lose her control. “That Anzu-san! She’s playing tricks on me! I’m gonna make her pay!”

    Kazue holds Anzu’s shoulders while pointing at Kozue. “Anzu-san! Kozue is raving mad. I think that we should watch out for her.”

    “Yeah, Kazue-chan. I know that my group had been rivalled with Michiko and her friends long time ago, but Kozue may not be the one who would forgive me” said Anzu.

    “Then, we should keep doing our strategy while trying to deal with that Kozue” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “Okay, Kazue-chan!” said Anzu.

    The time is now 3:30 left in the third quarter as Nanami passes the ball to Haruka. Ayako sees Kozue, who was mad after she failed to stop Anzu.

    “Kozue is not in the mood, Haruka. I think that we should try to calm her down” said Ayako Furuya.

    “Okay, Ayako. Let’s make sure that she’s not doing bad things now’ said Haruka.

    “Right” said Ayako.

    Haruka would pass the ball to Noriyo before Noriyo would move to the left in the corner while being guarded by Hanako Kotobuki.

    “You’re not gonna let that shot score, Noriyo!” said Hanako Kotobuki.

    “Darn it! She’s too strong to guard me. I can’t believe that she’s using her strength to test me” said Noriyo Nosaka.

    “Noriyo-san! I’ll go for this!” said Kozue.

    “What?! Are you crazy, Kozue? You’re not in serious mood right now. You should keep an eye on your temper. If not, I’ll lend my teammates to help for you” said Noriyo.

    “No, you can’t! I should be more serious about my clash with Anzu. Just pass the ball to me!” said Kozue.

    Noriyo was about to be mad after Kozue responded back badly, which may cause a miscommunication between Kozue and her team but calms down a bit. “Okay, but don’t do such reckless things, Kozue!”

    “Oh, good! Now!” said Kozue. Noriyo would pass the ball to Kozue with the quick overhead pass before Kozue would go for the crossover move on Anzu. “Like I said, you’re gonna pay for what you did to me earlier!”

    “Fine, then. If that’s what you want, then Tomoka won’t forgive you just like what happened to Aika long time ago, but don’t be aggressive to me. I’m serious” said Anzu.

    The girls of the Rainbow Angels are surprised after hearing the words of Anzu. Tomoka would shout at Anzu. “I remember that one before, Anzu! You should be assertive to keep the words for yourself.”

    “Okay, Tomoka-chan! I’ll go for that!” said Anzu as she activates the Red Dragon ability while powering up her red aura. Anzu would guard Kozue tightly.

    “Whoa! Geez, you’re serious already, Anzu! How rude!” said Kozue.

    Anzu gasps when Kozue said a bad trait on the former, which makes the former shouts at the latter angrily. “Kozue. You should have been ashamed of yourself. I think that it’s time for me to teach that lesson to you.”

    Anzu would try to steal the ball with her ability, but Kozue finally grows her anger as she’s about to lose her control. “Oh, yeah? You’re not gonna have one!”

    Kozue would sway the ball from Anzu before lashing out her unleashed move by shoving Anzu with her force while driving past Anzu with the Rustling Circuit Drive. The girls of the Rainbow Angels gasp in horror while Michiko and Aika are trying to stop Kozue from being raged on Anzu.

    “Kozue, no!” said Michiko.

    “You can’t do that!” said Aika.

    “Aah, no! She’s hurting Anzu!” said Megumi.

    “This can’t be happening!” said Tomoka.

    “It’s a charging move! She will get a foul on this!” said Mimi.

    “I should have known that Michiko is nice to us, but when it comes to the rivalry between Hitomi and Michiko, they’re not friendly after all!” said Aoi.

    “I should go to my cousin, Yuzuha! Just follow me!” said Kōme.

    “Okay, Kiriyu-sama!” said Yuzuha as Kōme and Yuzuha would go to Anzu while the referee Mitsuki Izawa goes blows her whistle to call for an offensive foul on Kozue.

    “Offensive foul, charging. Dark uniform, Number 13” said Mitsuki Izawa while Kozue was shocked that she committed a mistake on Anzu. The match between the Rainbow Angels and the Kirihara-Team Takeda was supposedly to be more harmonious and more friendly, but one of Michiko’s friends, Kozue, had lashed out Anzu with an unleashing charge by force as a sign of recalling the rivalry between Michiko’s friends and Hitomi’s friends. Now that the incident was seemed to be escalating, Tomoka though that Michiko is very nice to her, but Michiko’s friends are dealing with Tomoka’s former classmates in Shiromidai, which makes Tomoka becoming not serious about the rivalry. Is the rivalry between Michiko’s team and Hitomi’s team returned? Tomoka, Jun and Megumi would be ready to go for retribution against Michiko’s friends as they’re going to defend Anzu in her behalf.

    “Don’t worry, Anzu. I will help you!” said Tomoka.

    “Me, too! If this rivalry between Michiko and Hitomi keeps up, what worse could be happened?” said Megumi.

    “Yeah, Megumi-san!” said Tomoka.

    “Let’s go, girls!” said Megumi.

    “Okay!” said Tomoka, Mimi, Aoi, Jun, Nozomi and Nami as they’re entering to the court to help Anzu getting up after Anzu was shoved by Kozue.

    [ENDING: Tenshi no 3P!/Angel's 3Piece! ED: Kusabi「楔」 by Baby’s breath]

    UP NEXT: Chapter 143: “All About Miracles and Inspirations (Part 2)”

    During the third quarter, Michiko’s friends are entering in the court, trying to trim down the lead of the Rainbow Angels. Unfortunately, one of them made the biggest mistake when Kozue Hanabusa shoved Anzu Ogi with her force while doing the Rustling Circuit Drive to drive past her. That shove gave a charging foul on Kozue, much to the horror of Tomoka and the members of the Family of Angels. Will Tomoka responded after the incident? Will the rivalry between Michiko’s team and Hitomi’s team coming back? We’ll find out on the next chapter of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament Arc! I’ll see you on October 6 (Sunday) for the next update!

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    In the previous update, Kozue Hanabusa made a big mistake when she shoved Anzu Ogi as a sign of recalling the rivalry between Michiko’s friends and Hitomi’s friends when they were in Shiromidai Elementary School. Now, I’ll be dividing Chapter 143 into two parts: the first part is the recalling of the rivalry between the Homewrecking Dragons and Michiko Takeda and her friends and the other part is the continuation of the semifinal match between the girls of the Rainbow Angels and the Kirihara-Team Takeda, which will be posted on October 9 (Wednesday). So, for tonight, I’ll give you the first part of Chapter 143, which will be bringing it back to the memories of Hitomi Takao, Michiko Takeda and their fellow groupmates from the Family of Angels! Enjoy reading the first part of Chapter 143!

    When the members of Team Gotō-Takao and Team Takeda were still studying in the Shiromidai Elementary School, they used to rival with each other because they have been friends with Tomoka, but they have their own problems with each other. Hitomi had been a rival to Michiko because they have battled with each other for the top student in their class section 5-2. While Tomoka had been friends with both Hitomi and Michiko, she was very admired when she met them at school. However, things didn’t go well for Tomoka when she was bullied by one of her friends right after the Young Dragons of Ōta Tournament. Hitomi and Michiko didn’t about that event, which leads to an investigation made by the Disciplinary Committee and the class president Sakura Maekawa. The investigation lasted for a few days when one of the members of the Homewrecking Dragons have criticized Tomoka for her obsession in playing basketball when she took part of the Dragons of Ōta. This leads to the fact that it was Michiko’s friend Aika Sagawa, who made the mistake when she and Kozue Hanabusa revealed the secret of Tomoka, thus they accused Tomoka for hiding her secrets about her affiliation with the Dragons of Ōta. When Aika confessed to the entire class, Hitomi and her friends have accused Aika for bullying their friend Tomoka, which results to Michiko, Aika and Kozue being violated for bullying their classmate. Later, Hitomi and her friends would cut ties their friendship with Michiko and her friends after the incident was revealed, but unfortunately, this doesn’t end there. They would meet with each other again at the basketball court where Michiko, Aika and Kozue challenged Hitomi and her friends on a three-on-three match, which Hitomi and her friends accepted. The match between two sides would go back and forth when Anzu, Yumi and Masami Nojima scored the early rally before they were falling short by Michiko, through her strategy. When Anzu’s team had about to lose their match, she wasn’t given up as she emulated Tomoka’s moves without her opponents trying to stop her. When the match was tied in 18, Anzu’s team tried to regain the lead, but when Anzu tries to shoot the game-winning floater, she was hit by Kozue, who tried to block her shot. This causes the commotion between both sides, which ends with Aika punched Anzu right in the cheek and Anzu fell unconscious. Hitomi and her friends would finally get enraged after what happened to Anzu, saying that Michiko and her friends have crossed the line and they should face their consequences. The rest is narrated by Hitomi and Nanako before the scene changes back to the Outdoor Basketball Court #1 where Tomoka and the members of the Rainbow Angels have tried to wake Anzu up. One miracle later, Anzu would finally regain her consciousness and Tomoka and the members of the Rainbow Angels have been rejoiced. However, Tomoka would see Hitomi and Kozue confronting with each other again and she would storm her way to confront Kozue. Kozue would finally tell the truth about what happened when they were in Shiromidai. She admitted that it was Michiko’s idea where Michiko tried to find out what’s going on Tomoka after the Young Dragons of Ōta Tournament, but instead she revealed the secret about Tomoka being affiliated with the Dragons of Ōta. Kozue wanted to tell the truth to Tomoka, so that the latter will understand about what happened in the past. Tomoka would finally forgive Kozue, who would apologize to Anzu later. Now that the commotion had come to a halt, the match between the girls of the Rainbow Angels and the Kirihara-Team Takeda will continue as Tomoka and her friends would finally regain their confidence on Michiko and her teammates, not to let them do miserable things again. It’s all about the sign of miracle and inspiration to settle things on the move between Team Gotō-Takao and Team Takeda as they’re not going to get involved in a situation ever again, but hopefully, they’ll work together on the same page to solve their problems and to keep their faith on Tomoka, who is their close friend.

    VOLUME 8: “A NEW ANGELIC AND HARMONIOUS ERA IN ŌTA”
    CHAPTER 143: “ALL ABOUT MIRACLES AND INSPIRATIONS (PART 2)

    In the previous chapter, Kozue had shoved Anzu as a sign of recalling the rivalry between Michiko’s friends and Hitomi’s friends. The rivalry between them was first happened when they were fifth graders in the Shiromidai Elementary School. When Tomoka’s former friends in Shiromidai have abandoned her for her obsession in playing basketball, Tomoka’s close friends tried to turn away from her, but they defended themselves, trying to be close with Tomoka, even Michiko revealed the secret on Tomoka.

    A flashback was shown, dated two years ago, at the beginning of the second term, in their fifth grade where Tomoka was not present at the Shiromidai Elementary School in her class for three days after the Young Dragons of Ōta Tournament.

    “Everyone. Have you ever seen Tomoka?” asked Hitomi.

    “She’s not here, Hitomi. I don’t know what happened to her” said Yūki Sasaki.

    “Maybe, she had run away and never come back” said Aina Furukawa, a former student from section 5-2 and a first year middle school student from the Higashi Chōfu Middle School.

    “No, she’s not, Aina-san. I tried to call her earlier, but she didn’t reach on us” said Hitomi.

    “Well, someone is bullying Tomoka by revealing a secret to all of us” said Nanako.

    “Yeah, Nanako-san. I believe that one of the members of the Homewrecking Dragons have criticized her for her former admission to the Dragons of Ōta” said Dairoku.

    “Ah, I see. I never heard of that. Yumi is not serious about this” said Nanako.

    “I think so” said Dairoku.

    “Maybe, we should ask her if something’s going on with Tomoka” said Anzu.

    “Good idea, Anzu!” said Hitomi.

    Hitomi, Nanako, Anzu, Dairoku, Masami Nojima, Kyōji and Masanobu Uehara would meet with Yumi Kaneda, who’s writing her notes in her notebook.

    “Yes, Hitomi, what is it?” asked Yumi.

    “Tomoka’s not here” said Hitomi.

    “That’s weird. I don’t know what happened to her after I didn’t hear a word from her a few days ago” said Yumi.

    “Maybe, but from what I heard from her mother is that Tomoka will be planning to transfer from our school to the Keishin Academy, during the second term” said Hitomi.

    “What?! Are you serious?” said Yumi.

    “Yes, Yumi-san. I’m serious. As a close friend of Tomoka, I must keep my faith for her, but I didn’t know that she’s no longer with us” said Hitomi.

    “Yeah, it was so unfortunate that she never resisted on someone” said Nanako.

    “True, Nanako. We don’t know who started that incident right after the Young Dragons of Ōta Tournament” said Yumi.

    “I hope that someone who can initiate this” said Masami Nojima.

    Yumi would end up having an idea. “Ah! I know! I think that the president of the class will know about this.”

    “Who?” asked Hitomi.

    “Sakura Maekawa. She’s the president of our class. I think that she watched the entire tournament before she didn’t hear about the incident” said Yumi.

    “Maybe, she might be onto something on one of our classmates who pulled a secret on Tomoka” said Masanobu Uehara.

    “I believe so. Now, let’s keep this a secret for a while. Our class will about to start” said Yumi.

    “Okay!” said Hitomi, Nanako, Anzu, Dairoku, Masami Nojima, Kyōji and Masanobu Uehara.

    Later, in the afternoon, Sakura Maekawa stands before the teacher’s desk, alongside the teacher Akane Furutani. Sakura hears the chatting of her class indistinct before trying to calm them down.

    “Everyone. Settle down. Listen, I believe that there is an incident report being made in our class a few days ago. Someone had bullied Tomoka a few days ago after the Young Dragons of Ōta Tournament” said Sakura.

    The entire class didn’t know about the incident that was happened a few days ago after the victory party of the Young Dragons of Ōta Tournament.

    “Come on, class. If you think one of you had bullied our top student, you must show yourselves to us and then, we’ll not going to do to you” said Akane Furutani.

    Suddenly, Aika raised her right hand. The teacher asks her. “You?”

    “Yes, Furutani-sensei. It was me” said Aika.

    The entire class of the section 5-2 gasp after seeing Aika as the person who started the incident.

    “So, it was you, Aika. I never thought that you’re trying to be nice to Tomoka, but you have sabotaged her” said Yumi.

    “Why did you do that to her, Aika? Is there something you should know?” asked Sakura.

    Feeling nervous about the incident, Aika says about the incident between her and Tomoka. “It was then when I saw Tomoka being met by the members of the Dragons of Ōta. I tried to follow her, but if you remember correctly, I’m not a member of the Dragons of Ōta nor the Bloom Team. So, they pull off a party for her, but I didn’t able to enter because I wasn’t able to ask them if I would join, instead I have to spy on her.”

    “Wait a minute, did you say ‘spying’ on Tomoka? That’s illegal in our group, Aika-san” said Nanako.

    “No one should spy on any member of the group if one member has been involved with the other groups. I know that you are trying to sabotage her” said Hitomi.

    “But I wasn’t mean to say that I must spy on her, Hitomi. I didn’t know that I have to pull a secret on you by the time, I revealed it a few days ago” said Aika.

    “Well, according to the incident report, there are two students who have bullied on Tomoka in an act of humiliation over our class. Was that you?” said Sakura.

    “Uh… I don’t know what you’re asking, Sakura, but I wasn’t mean to say it” said Aika.

    “Come on, Aika-san! You should know the truth!” said Aina Furukawa.

    “If you’re the one who bullied Tomoka, then you must be one of Michiko’s friends” said Yūki Sasaki.

    When her name was heard by Aina, Michiko would stand up, defending Aika’s actions. “Hey, everyone! I didn’t mean to say that I have bullied on Tomoka, but I revealed the secret about her affiliation with the Dragons of Ōta and her obsession in playing basketball. That’s why I decided to give Aika and Kozue their time to meet with Tomoka, but Tomoka was so busy chatting with her friends from the Bloom Team. In the end, Aika and Kozue have bullied her after I revealed the truth about Tomoka’s affiliation with the Dragons of Ōta.”

    The entire class of the section 5-2 gasp after hearing the truth of the incident. Michiko, Aika and Kozue have thought that they revealed the secret of Tomoka was part of blackmailing her, trying to kick her out of the Homewrecking Dragons.

    “I knew it! Michiko, I thought that you are friends with Tomoka, but you’re just using her to reveal your truth. That’s not how a true friend does like that. You should be ashamed of yourself!” said Yumi.

    “Yeah, trying to hurt our friend wasn’t nice at all!” said Hitomi.

    “Now that what have you done to Tomoka. She was not present for three days after the incident. It’s almost the end of the first term and you have ruined her life in Shiromidai” said Nanako.

    “But I wasn’t mean to do that, Nanako-san. I have been notified by Michiko about their friendship. You must understand about this” said Aika.

    “Since you have ruined Tomoka’s friendship with our class, we believe that you’re responsible for the incident” said Anzu.

    “That’s right, Anzu-san. As for you, Aika and Kozue, since the school’s guidance office has been reported about the incident report that the two students in our class have bullied Tomoka. That means, you two will be confessed in the guidance office immediately” said Sakura.

    “It’s disrespectful to bully a girl like Tomoka, Aika and Kozue. I’m not happy of what happened in that incident. Tomoka said to me a few days that she tried to talk to her friends, but she’s afraid of them. As a result, you will have to face the consequences once you’re in the guidance office. Okay?” said Akane.

    “Yes, Furutani-sensei” said Aika and Kozue.

    “Michiko, I’m not happy about the incident, but you should be punished too” said Akane.

    “What?! What do you mean ‘punished’, Furutani-sensei? I pulled the reveal about Tomoka and the Dragons of Ōta as well as her obsession in playing basketball. Is it bad?” said Michiko.

    “Yes, Michiko-san. It’s not respectful to people invading someone’s privacy, not even spying on them. I’ll say that you should join with the two at the guidance office immediately. Do you understand?” said Akane.

    Michiko was feeling guilty about her friendship with Tomoka being broken apart after revealing the secret of Tomoka to the entire class. “No, you don’t understand what I said. It wasn’t my fault to invade Tomoka’s privacy. It was them who invaded Tomoka’s privacy.” Michiko said that she’s pointing at Aika and Kozue.

    Hitomi responds to Michiko, shaking her head. “Michiko, you’re not paying attention to what Furutani-sensei said. Now if you think that you trust Tomoka, how did you feel if she’s hurt?” Michiko tries to answer, but she couldn’t as she’s shaking her head, fearing about her friendship with Tomoka being torn apart. So, Hitomi makes her decision easily without hesitation like a mad girl. “Well, then. I’m not gonna forgive you because of the incident and as for your actions, you will not be able to be friend us anymore. If Tomoka said that it’s okay to be with you anymore, then we’ll do the same thing too!”

    Hitomi, Yumi, Nanako, Anzu, Dairoku, Masami Nojima, Kyōji and Masanobu Uehara would stand up to walk away from the class after declaring that they’ll no longer be friends with Michiko after the incident happened a few days ago. Sakura would call Michiko, Aika and Kozue angrily. “Michiko. Aika. Kozue. I will send you to the guidance office right now. Just follow me.”

    “Okay, Sakura-sama” said Michiko, Aika and Kozue, groaning after they said to Sakura. Sakura would Michiko, Aika and Kozue would send to the guidance office to confess about the incident with Tomoka.

    A few minutes later, Yumi, Hitomi, Nanako, Anzu, Dairoku, Masami Nojima, Kyōji and Masanobu Uehara are staying at the basketball court near Yumi’s neighborhood. They’re isolating from Michiko’s friends right after Hitomi made the last straw on Michiko.

    “What are we going to do? If Tomoka didn’t show up three days after the incident, I think that she’s not going to enter classes anymore” said Anzu.

    “Well, that could be worse, Anzu-san. Since Aika and Kozue are members of the Homewrecking Dragons, I think that I had enough of those two” said Nanako.

    “Breaking Tomoka’s friendship apart was not the way I see after Michiko, Aika and Kozue revealed the secret. I should have known that I don’t trust them” said Dairoku.

    “That’s true, Dairoku. If someone is trying to cross the line on one of our friends, that is unacceptable” said Hitomi.

    “Yeah, Hitomi. I think that we should pay the price for what they have done to Tomoka. I’m sure that we have to call out both Aika and Kozue to face the consequence that I’m going to make” said Yumi.

    “Yeah!” said Hitomi, Nanako, Anzu, Dairoku, Masami Nojima, Kyōji and Masanobu Uehara while shaking their heads in a sadder way.

    Unfortunately, Masami Nojima sees Michiko, Aika and Kozue in the other side of the court. “Everyone! I see Michiko, Aika and Kozue in the other side of the court. I think that they want to play there.”

    “That’s it! I’m going to call out those by myself!” said Yumi as she stands up and storms out to call out Michiko, Aika and Kozue.

    “Wait for me, Yumi! We should be there too!” said Hitomi.

    “Yeah, me too!” said Nanako.

    The rest of Hitomi’s group have stormed their way to confront Michiko, Aika and Kozue.

    “So, why are you here?” asked Michiko.

    “You didn’t know that you girls are no longer friends with us” said Hitomi.

    “Uh, yeah” said Michiko, Aika and Kozue.

    “But why are you keep following us? And what are you doing at the court?” asked Yumi.

    “We’re just walking past there and we’re about to go home. You know that this is your own court” said Michiko.

    “Yeah, but you step in our court. I think that you’re about to see what a real homewrecking dragon looks like, Michiko” said Yumi.

    “Fine, then! Let’s have a match!” said Michiko.

    “Three-on-three. Let’s see if you were able to keep your faith for Tomoka” said Aika.

    “Yeah, I wanna see your tears after you lost this game” said Kozue.

    “What?! No way! I’ll challenge you, Kozue!” said Anzu.

    “Anzu, what are you doing? You can’t just fight them” said Kyōji.

    “You’re gonna end up hurt if you don’t know about their moves” said Masanobu Uehara.

    “Yes, I know. I don’t care if they’re trying to embarrass us just like what they did to Tomoka three days ago. So, let’s see if you’re going to spill the beans and make yourself ashamed” said Anzu.

    “Good. Then, let’s duel!” said Michiko.

    “Yeah!” said Anzu.

    Anzu, Yumi and Masami Nojima would battle against Michiko, Kozue and Aika in the court for a three-on-three match. Hitomi, Nanako, Dairoku, Kyōji and Masanobu Uehara are watching the match to see who proves the ground better.

    A montage shows when Anzu’s team are rallying the match first before Michiko pulls up her own strategy to stop Anzu’s team. Michiko, Anzu and Kozue were able to pull up the shots to score as they would go for a big rally. With the score of 18-8 in favor of Michiko’s team, Anzu’s team is about to lose hope and being embarrassed by Michiko’s team.

    “I’m not gonna give up, Michiko! You’ll never gonna see that real Yumi-sama!” said Yumi as she blocks Michiko’s three-point shot. Michiko gasps in horror after Yumi’s real formation was coming out to go for retribution.

    Then, Anzu grabs the ball before running through the other side of the court before shooting the ball with the floater.

    Kozue was surprised that Anzu had emulated Tomoka’s move without her opponents trying to stop her. “Is that Tomoka’s move? Was she imitated that move? I see. So, Tomoka had taught her friends the moves she made since she was taught by Subaru. I’ll have to stop this before she’s going for the rally.”

    Kozue tries to stop her opponents from using Tomoka’s moves in the game, but all her attempts fail. When the score is tied at 18, Yumi would go for the crossover move on Michiko before driving past her with her drive. Then, Yumi passes the ball to Masami Nojima.

    Masami would post up against Aika before doing the spin move and then, passes the ball to Anzu. “Anzu! This is your chance to retake the lead!”

    Anzu manages to get the ball before saying to Masami. “I got it, Masami-chan!” Anzu would go for the reverse crossover move on Kozue before she drives past Kozue with her acceleration drive. “There’s no way you can stop me now, Kozue-chan!” As Anzu drives past Kozue, she was able to shoot the ball with the layup.

    Michiko was afraid of losing the game against her former friends as she was able to drive past Yumi with her accelerating hesitation drive before going to shoot the ball with the floater.

    Anzu comes out in surprise to block Michiko’s shot. “You don’t deserve one because you’re not a friend of Tomoka anymore!”

    “What the?!” shouted Michiko after she gaped in horror when her shot was blocked.

    Masami Nojima grabs the ball for the rebound. “I got this, Anzu! We should finish the game!”

    “Sure, you will, Masami!” said Anzu. Masami would run through the other side of the court before doing the behind the back move on Aika.

    “You’re not gonna make it, Masami!” said Aika.

    “No, you will, Aika-san!” said Masami Nojima as she drives past Aika through her aura blazing in. Masami would shout at Yumi as she’s ready to pass the ball to the Black Dragon. “Yumi-san, catch!”

    Yumi grabs the ball with her left hand easily. “That’s a nice pass, Masami!” Yumi would dribble the ball before doing the step back and the spin move on Michiko.

    “So, you think that you’re going to impress Tomoka with that move? Hah. What a bummer” said Michiko.

    “You, what?!” exclaimed Yumi.

    “Yumi, finish her!” said Anzu.

    “Sure!” said Yumi as she goes for the between the legs move on Michiko before driving past her.

    “Ah! She’s too strong!” said Michiko.

    “Ha! Who’s stronger now, Michiko?” said Yumi as she goes for the pivot before seeing Anzu at the corner. “Here you go, Anzu! It’s your chance to deserve to win!”

    “You got it!” said Anzu as Yumi passes the ball to Anzu with the quick pass before going for the game-winning floater. “My team will win for…”

    But Kozue interrupts Anzu roughly. “You will never win this match, you idiotic red-haired girl! Ha!” Kozue would block Anzu’s floater, but when she blocks the shot, she instead hits Anzu in the head. The ball would be released from Anzu’s hands and it goes airballed.

    Yumi and Masami gasp after seeing Kozue hitting Anzu in the head while trying to block Anzu’s shot. Anzu falls to the ground while Kozue loses her control and lands on top of Anzu. Hitomi and her friends gasp after both Kozue and Anzu are on the ground.

    “Anzu!” shouted Hitomi, Nanako, Dairoku, Kyōji and Masanobu Uehara.

    “Kozue!” shouted Michiko and Aika.

    Part 2 will be on the next post.

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    Volume 8: "A New Angelic and Harmonious Era in Ōta" | Chapter 143: "All About Miracles and Inspirations (Part 2)"

    Part 2

    Both sides would try to help Anzu and Kozue going up from the ground. Once Anzu and Kozue are getting up from their feet, Anzu points at Kozue.

    “You idiot! You intentionally hit me! That’s a hard foul!” said Anzu.

    “What do you care, Anzu-san? I want to stop your momentum, so that your team won’t be able to earn the victory!” said Kozue.

    “I supposed to win this match for my team and you ruined it. You’re going to pay, Kozue-chan!” said Anzu as she’s charging at Kozue, trying to pinch Kozue’s hair.

    Kozue screams as she was hurt by Anzu. “No, Anzu! You can’t do this to me!”

    “Anzu! What are you doing?” said Hitomi.

    “I’m going to teach her a lesson for trying to ruin my dominance, Hitomi!” said Anzu.

    Kozue was rattled as she was hurt by Anzu. “Let me go, Anzu! Let me go! No, stop this!”

    “Hey, do something!” said Yumi.

    “Okay, Yumi. I’m going up for this…” said Hitomi, but before she would do so, Aika would strike the slap on Anzu’s hands.

    “Knock it off! You hurt her!” said Aika.

    “Aika-san!” said Kozue.

    “I don’t care if you’re going to hurt my friend, but you have been acting like a little kid!” said Aika.

    Anzu would hear the word ‘little kid’ from the words made by Aika, which makes Anzu had enough of her. “That’s it! I had enough of your insulting, Aika!”

    “Oh, yeah? Then, let’s see if your rage is out in your mind, Anzu. I like the way I bullied Tomoka a few days ago and now, it’s time for me to do the same thing to you!” said Aika.

    “What?! Have you lost your mind, Aika? You’re losing your control. You have been enraged on us when we accused you of bullying our friend” said Anzu.

    “Then, we are wrong, Anzu? Is that wrong? Whatever” said Aika as she’s about to strike on Anzu. “If you think that it’s wrong, then I’m going to teach you a lesson!”

    “No, Aika, don’t!” said Michiko, but it’s too late. Aika punches Anzu right in the cheek and Anzu stumbles to the ground, falling unconscious.

    “No, Anzu!” shouted Yumi as she goes onto Anzu, who was unconscious. Hitomi and Nanako would join Yumi as they’re trying to get Anzu up. “Get up, Anzu!”

    “Anzu! Are you okay?” said Hitomi.

    “Can you hear me, Anzu! Please, wake up!” said Nanako.

    While Hitomi, Nanako and Yumi are trying to get Anzu up, Masami Nojima is worrying about Anzu. “Anzu!” Masami would finally strike at Aika as she’s pointing at her. Then, Masami shouts at Aika. “How could you?!”

    “You hurt my friend! First, you hurt Tomoka, and then, you hurt Anzu! That is not acceptable!” said Masanobu Uehara.

    “You should be ashamed of yourself, Aika!” said Dairoku.

    “Well, then, I’m going to take it back for you!” said Michiko as she slaps Masami hard right on her cheek and Masami’s face turns blush.

    “Masami!” said Masanobu Uehara, Dairoku and Kyōji.

    “You! You crossed the line on us, Michiko!” said Masanobu Uehara while pointing at Kozue and Aika. “Especially for you, Kozue and Aika!”

    “You have been disrespectful to us right after our class president sent you to the guidance office!” said Kyōji.

    “You girls are mean to us and you will face the consequences soon” said Dairoku.

    “So, if you’re going to continue hurting us, then leave us alone!” said Masami Nojima.

    Kozue and Aika are feeling guilty about what they have done on Anzu while Michiko is afraid of the eyes of Masami Nojima, striking at her like a hawkeye. Michiko shouts at Hitomi and their friends. “Fine! Then, we’ll leave you alone!” Michiko would call Kozue and Aika for a hasty retreat. “Let’s get out of here, Aika and Kozue! They’re very mad on what you have done to Anzu!”

    “Okay, Michiko” said Kozue and Aika, nodding their faces sadly as Michiko, Kozue and Aika are running away in shame after they made their big mistake on Hitomi and her friends once again.

    Hitomi and Nanako would narrate the events of what happened right after the confrontation between Hitomi’s group and Michiko’s group before the flashback ends with the scene changes to the present day where the members of the Rainbow Angels are trying to get Anzu up after she was shoved by Kozue during the semifinal match between the Rainbow Angels and the Kirihara-Team Takeda.

    “At the end of the day, our rivalry with Michiko’s group was very intentional since Michiko and her friends have revealed the secret on Tomoka when Tomoka was part of the Dragons of Ōta. The following day, the Bloom Team had accused Michiko and her friends for spying on Tomoka and use it as a proof that Tomoka had been obsessed in playing basketball too much. On the other hand, Tomoka quitted the Shiromidai Elementary School girls’ basketball team and the Homewrecking Dragons to transfer from the Shiromidai Elementary School to the Keishin Academy. Yumi would suspend both Kozue and Aika indefinitely, but they quit because they feel dissatisfied on their suspension. Eventually, the Shining Camellia was formed as Tomoka’s new group in the Keishin Academy while the Homewrecking Dragons had grown their progress last year with the acquisition of Kōme Ogi and Yuzuha Aigae as members of the group. Later, the Family of Angels was formed with the merger between the Shining Camellia, the Homewrecking Dragons, Team Takeda and Jun’s Angels.”

    Kōme, Anzu’s cousin, tries to wake Anzu up with both hands holding her jersey uniform. “Anzu! Anzu! Wake up!”

    Megumi tries to wake Anzu up as well. “Wake up, Anzu-san! It’s me, Megumi!”

    A few seconds later, Anzu opens her right eye and sees Kōme and Megumi, who were worrying about her. “Wh-where am I? Why I was lying down here?”

    “You’re okay, Anzu!” said Kōme as she hugs on Anzu sympathetically. “I know that you could have died in the court, but you’re back!”

    “Thank goodness, she’s regaining her consciousness!” said Megumi.

    “What a relief! I’m happy to see Anzu regaining her consciousness. I’m almost nervous to see her lying on the ground after she got hit by Kozue” said Jun.

    “Yeah, I know, Jun-san. There’s a miracle that happen in a game” said Tomoka.

    Michiko would step up to talk with Tomoka. “Tomoka. You know that I remembered the past about why I decided to abandon you due to your obsession in playing basketball.”

    “Oh, yeah. I see what you are saying, Michiko. I feel disappointed of myself when you said that you accused me of being obsessed in playing basketball too much, but I finally regain my confidence in playing basketball through my mother” said Tomoka.

    “Wow! What a strong expression, I say, Tomoka, but I’m sorry about my friend. I can’t stand on what happened to Kozue” said Michiko.

    “You have to stop raging her anger towards your friends, Tomoka. You should have defended yourself if I tried to abandon you” said Aika.

    “That would be fine with me, Michiko-san and Aika-san. But I’m not sure I can do this” said Tomoka.

    “You have to, Tomoka!” said Nami.

    “Oh, Nami. I think that you’re trying to me a help?” said Tomoka. Nami nods her face with her cherish heart.

    “Yeah, I like your expressive personality, that way you express to be inspired. You should do this” said Mimi.

    “Okay, Mimi-san, I’ll do it!” said Tomoka.

    Meanwhile, Hitomi and Kozue are on a confrontation between each other. They were in a bitter rivalry between them just like how it happened nearly two years ago.

    Hitomi was growling with her anger as she’s trying to ask Kozue. “How dare you shoving Anzu like that?!”

    “I… I mean, it was intentional, Hitomi-san. I tried my best to stop losing my control, but I don’t know what have just happened” said Kozue.

    “You are a mean girl, Kozue! I should have known that you remembered that past when Anzu was knocked cold by Aika. Is that what you think about?” said Hitomi.

    “Why, no, Hitomi-san. I was furious about your friends when I was going to play against you and Hitomi. I even want to be more cautious to me, but it’s all my fault for what I have done on Anzu” said Kozue.

    A voice comes out with an expressive word. “It’s true that you have said that, Kozue-san! You really heart her too much.”

    Kozue would turn around to see Tomoka. “Tomoka-san! What are you doing here?” Tomoka would go nearly to meet Kozue while she was furious about Kozue’s action earlier. “Are… are you mad?”

    “Yes, Kozue-san. I see what you’re doing earlier with Anzu-san and I feel like you’re the one who have messed me up before when we’re in Shiromidai. Is that true that you are not caring about me in the past?” said Tomoka.

    “Yes, Tomoka-san! I know that I have been spying on you when you’re chatting with your friends from your former group. I tried to talk to you, but I didn’t. Instead, Michiko, Aika and I are trying to find out what’s going on with your team and then, we reveal your secret to your friends. See, I didn’t mean to make you depressed and isolated. It’s just that…” said Kozue before she’s going to cry in front of Tomoka.

    Tomoka repeats the words of Kozue before completing the sentence. “It’s just that you are not trusting someone who’s blessed and inspired. Is that what you mean?”

    Kozue bursts in tears and hugs on Tomoka. “Yes, I am! I couldn’t believe that I’m a complete idiot for what I have done to you and your friends long time ago. Will you think that you won’t forgive me?”

    Tomoka pats on Kozue’s hair as she’s trying to tell the latter to stop crying. “Of course, I am, Kozue-san!”

    “You do, Tomoka-san?” asked Kozue.

    “Yeah! I learned that past about what happened to us when Michiko had accused me that I have been obsessed in playing basketball when I was part of the Dragons of Ōta. But why do you think Michiko wanted me to be alone?” said Tomoka.

    “It’s because you are making friends with someone else who are nice to you. Michiko didn’t know that you’re interested in training of your own. You know that it’s prohibited, right?” said Kozue.

    “Well, I’m not sure if it’s prohibited in Shiromidai, but I wanted to be more competitive, so that I will be able to follow Subaru’s footsteps becoming a superstar in the future. Do you think you can believe me now, Kozue-san?” said Tomoka.

    Kozue stops crying while seeing Tomoka smiling onto her. “Yes, I do. Your love of the game won’t lose your opportunity because you’re simply dazzling the way you performed. What do you think, Tomoka-san?”

    “Well, that was a good answer to me, Kozue-san. I’ll forgive you” said Tomoka.

    “Thanks, Tomoka-san! I know that you’ll believe me from now on” said Kozue.

    “Yeah, it’s true that you’re sympathetic to me, but you have to apologize to Anzu too” said Tomoka.

    “I don’t think she’s going to know me after I shoved her” said Kozue.

    “Well, you should talk to her with your heart. I’ll make up an idea for you to be blessed and inspired” said Tomoka.

    “Okay!” said Kozue.

    Kōme helps her cousin Anzu to get back to the bench while the referee Mitsuki Izawa blows her whistle to call for timeout.

    “Rainbow Angels, timeout!” said Mitsuki.

    Anzu talks to Kōme in a serious expression as she feels not worrying about her body. “Kōme-sama, is my body okay?”

    “Of course not, Anzu-san! You’re okay now! I know that you’re not in the mood because of Kozue, but I believe that you should take a rest for a while” said Kōme.

    “Okay!” said Anzu.

    Kozue would call Anzu out. “Anzu-san!”

    Anzu turns around to see Kozue. “Oh, it’s you, I know that you want to push me again.”

    “No, Anzu-san!” said Kozue with Anzu stops walking for a while. Kozue would walk to meet Anzu. “I want to say that I’m sorry for shoving you while I’m raging against you. I didn’t mean that if I want to renew my rivalry between your group and my group, but it’s just that I should have been ashamed of myself for what I have two years ago. Even I’m already in a different school, I want to live badly alongside my friends including Michiko. So, I don’t want to hassle you again.”

    Anzu would speak to Kozue without losing her faith by putting her hands through her heart. “Okay, Kozue-chan. I don’t want to be more arrogant to you, but I want to let you that since I’m a member of the Ogi clan, I will defend my honor for the clan as well as my friends. So, you must promise me that you’ll not pick up a fight on me again. Okay?”

    “Yes, Anzu-san! I will never do anything bad to you ever again” said Kozue.

    “That’s good, Kozue-chan. Now, I will be saving my time to play for a while. But when I come back to face you, I don’t want to see you being arrogant again just like what you did to Tomoka and my friends before” said Anzu.

    “Sure, I will, Anzu-san! I will not let you down!” said Kozue.

    “That’s awesome, Kozue-chan! I like it!” said Anzu.

    Tomoka and Megumi are finally happy to see Anzu and Kozue being friends with each other again.

    “Wow! Kozue had been a changed girl just like Michiko, Tomoka. I believe that the rivalry will be less hassle this time” said Megumi.

    “Yeah, that’s true, Megumi-san. Anzu and Kozue were known with each other just like Hitomi and Michiko. Both Anzu and Kozue were pressured to defend their honors for their groups, and they have to deal with their challenges they have” said Tomoka.

    “Of course, they are! I hope that things are about to be more friendly between us and Michiko’s team, but I bet that you should be ready to face Michiko again” said Megumi.

    “Yeah, I know that I’m excited to battle her again, Megumi, but this match will be a lot of fun to remember” said Tomoka.

    “Yeah!” said Megumi.

    Jun would talk with the girls of the Rainbow Angels as they’re going to have some changes in their line-up since Anzu was hit hard by Kozue earlier. “It seems that we have to change the strategy since Anzu was trying her best to score more, but she got hurt when I saw Kozue’s eyes when Kozue had shoved Anzu pretty hard. Anzu-chan, I will make up my mind if you’re going to play for the rest of the game, but I’ll think about that. So, take a good rest.”

    “Okay! You don’t have to be worrying about me for a while. Kōme-sama and I will be talking with each other about something important” said Anzu.

    “Sure, Anzu-chan!” said Jun with a smile on the face and then, goes back to her conversation with the girls of the Rainbow Angels. “Now, in order to give Ayame their chance to step up very well, I’m going to let Mizuki play in place for Anzu in the frontcourt while Kazue Ōgaki will play for the fourth quarter and she will be replaced by Kazuko. So, Hitomi will be the point guard…”

    “Kazuko will be the shooting guard…” said Nozomi.

    “Ayame will be the small forward…” said Kotori.

    “Mizuki will be the power forward…” said Mayumi Nagakura.

    “…and finally, Hanako will be the center” said Akiko.

    “Hanako, Ayame and Mizuki should be working together to get the Dragonwork Formation while both Hitomi and Kazuko will be dealing with three-point shooting” said Nozomi.

    “Hitomi-chan, since you’re now the point guard, you can now shoot three-point shots right from the spot” said Jun.

    “Okay, Jun!” said Hitomi.

    “Once the Dragonwork Formation is activated, you, Mizuki and Hanako will be using the special moves they have to dazzle their opponents out. Are you up with that?” said Kotori.

    “Sure, Kotori-san! I will make sure that I will force my opponents to get out of our way with our strength!” said Ayame.

    “Yeah!” said Mizuki and Hanako.

    “Now, let’s make sure that we’ll be able to grow our dominance with our new bench line-up, so that we’ll be able to groove very well” said Jun.

    “Okay!” said the girls of the Rainbow Angels.

    “It’s time to be blessed and inspired for the rest of the quarter before we’ll be going to the final ten minutes of the match!” said Mimi.

    “Yeah!” said the girls of the Rainbow Angels.

    Jun, Nozomi and the girls of the Rainbow Angels are going to do their team chant as they’ll give their strength to make themselves stronger this time. Tomoka would shout first. “One, two, three…”

    The girls of the Rainbow Angels would shout together alongside Jun and Kotori to give their fighting spirit going up. “Let’s go, Rainbow Angels!”

    TO BE CONTINUED: Part 2 of Chapter 143: “All About Miracles and Inspirations (Part 2)”

    The reason why I decided to divide this chapter into two parts is because I want to make a suspense for the second part of it to make the match between the girls of the Rainbow Angels and the Kirihara-Team Takeda more intense and more thrilling. I had also some plans on diving the next three chapters into two parts, which means that you’re going to see some thrilling and intense scenes to be coming out in the next updates. Like I said earlier, I’ll continue Chapter 143 with the second part where Tomoka and Michiko would finally face each other in what would be an intensive rivalry match between the two best friends. I’ll see you on October 9 (Wednesday) for the second part of Chapter 143!

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    If you don’t know what happened in the first part of Chapter 143, Tomoka and her teammates have defended themselves for Anzu Ogi, who was shoved by Kozue Hanabusa. After learning the past on what happened two years ago, Kozue would apologize to Tomoka for what the former had done to the latter when she bullied her by revealing the latter’s secrets about being affiliated with the Dragons of Ōta. Now that the drama is over, it’s time to continue the match between the girls of the Rainbow Angels and the Kirihara-Team Takeda as Tomoka and Michiko will finally face each other in a serious and intense competition. The winner of that match will advance to the final of the girls’ tournament of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament. So, without further ado, I give you the second part of Chapter 143 to find out which team will walk away with the win in this match! Enjoy reading the second part of Chapter 143!

    The match between the girls of the Rainbow Angels and the Kirihara-Team Takeda would finally continue after a series of dramas and confrontations. The girls of the Rainbow Angels would adjust their lineup while waiting for Anzu Ogi to be cleared to play. Kozue and her teammates from the Kirihara-Team Takeda were surprised when they saw a different lineup that was made by Jun. It is composed of Hitomi Takao, Kazuko Kakimoto, Ayame Isurugi, Mizuki Koyama and Hanako Kotobuki. The girls of the Rainbow Angels would rally the rest of the third quarter with their teamwork had worked very well. However, it didn’t last for long when Kozue and her teammates would create their own run to trim down the lead of the girls of the Rainbow Angels to just 2 points. Although Kozue had shown her hustle and strength when she tried to limit down the offense of the girls of the Rainbow Angels, Mizuki strikes back with three straight blocks in a row: two from Haruka and one from Kozue. After this, both teams would let the starters returning to the court for a real showdown between Tomoka and Michiko. Both teams would go back and forth with both teams have scored their points whilst Michiko and her team have finally energized themselves to use their Complete Synchronization Skill. Finally, Michiko uses the Miracle Run while charging her aura to form her team’s Complete Synchronization Skill. The name of the CSS of the Kirihara-Team Takeda is the Shining Miracle Connection. However, Tomoka shines her way to perform the combination of the ankle breaker move and the Sakura Drive to take down Michiko before shooting the ball with the Shiny Gift to tie the game at 92. When she made her couple of special moves, she and her teammates would finally work together with their auras glowing all the way as they create the Prism Sakura Connection. With both teams are now using their Complete Synchronization Skills, the match would be more serious and more intense as the crowd are now ready to see the real competition between the girls of the Rainbow Angels and the Kirihara-Team Takeda. When the match continues with only four and a half minutes left in the game, the girls of the Rainbow Angels have finally used the enhanced version of their special moves to rally the game once more. However, they would face the other enhanced moves that were made by their opponents, Michiko and her teammates, who were trying to catch up for their chance to take the lead. Who will survive in this thrilling and intense match? Is it the girls of the Rainbow Angels or the Kirihara-Team Takeda? The winner of the match will be advancing to the finals of the girls’ tournament of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament. It’s up to Tomoka and her teammates to make sure that they’ll have their miracle to win that important match and advance to the final at the Recreational Center.

    Previously on Rooks, Knights and Bravehearts...

    Jun would talk with the girls of the Rainbow Angels as they’re going to have some changes in their line-up since Anzu was hit hard by Kozue earlier. “It seems that we have to change the strategy since Anzu was trying her best to score more, but she got hurt when I saw Kozue’s eyes when Kozue had shoved Anzu pretty hard. Anzu-chan, I will make up my mind if you’re going to play for the rest of the game, but I’ll think about that. So, take a good rest.”

    “Okay! You don’t have to be worrying about me for a while. Kōme-sama and I will be talking with each other about something important” said Anzu.

    “Sure, Anzu-chan!” said Jun with a smile on the face and then, goes back to her conversation with the girls of the Rainbow Angels. “Now, in order to give Ayame their chance to step up very well, I’m going to let Mizuki play in place for Anzu in the frontcourt while Kazue Ōgaki will play for the fourth quarter and she will be replaced by Kazuko. So, Hitomi will be the point guard…”

    “Kazuko will be the shooting guard…” said Nozomi.

    “Ayame will be the small forward…” said Kotori.

    “Mizuki will be the power forward…” said Mayumi Nagakura.

    “…and finally, Hanako will be the center” said Akiko.

    “Hanako, Ayame and Mizuki should be working together to get the Dragonwork Formation while both Hitomi and Kazuko will be dealing with three-point shooting” said Nozomi.

    “Hitomi-chan, since you’re now the point guard, you can now shoot three-point shots right from the spot” said Jun.

    “Okay, Jun!” said Hitomi.

    “Once the Dragonwork Formation is activated, you, Mizuki and Hanako will be using the special moves they have to dazzle their opponents out. Are you up with that?” said Kotori.

    “Sure, Kotori-san! I will make sure that I will force my opponents to get out of our way with our strength!” said Ayame.

    “Yeah!” said Mizuki and Hanako.

    “Now, let’s make sure that we’ll be able to grow our dominance with our new bench line-up, so that we’ll be able to groove very well” said Jun.

    “Okay!” said the girls of the Rainbow Angels.

    “It’s time to be blessed and inspired for the rest of the quarter before we’ll be going to the final ten minutes of the match!” said Mimi.

    “Yeah!” said the girls of the Rainbow Angels.

    Jun, Nozomi and the girls of the Rainbow Angels are going to do their team chant as they’ll give their strength to make themselves stronger this time. Tomoka would shout first. “One, two, three…”

    The girls of the Rainbow Angels would shout together alongside Jun and Kotori to give their fighting spirit going up. “Let’s go, Rainbow Angels!”


    [OPENING: Tenshi no 3P!/Angel's 3Piece! OP: Habitaki no Birthday「羽ばたきのバースデイ」 by Baby’s breath]

    VOLUME 8: “A NEW ANGELIC AND HARMONIOUS ERA IN ŌTA”
    CHAPTER 143: “ALL ABOUT MIRACLES AND INSPIRATIONS (PART 2)

    Part 3

    The time clock resumes with 3:15 left in the third quarter with the score of 60-54 in favor of the Rainbow Angels. The Rainbow Angels are ready to show their moves to maintain their lead. Hitomi would go for the behind the back move on Nanami before driving past Nanami with the Angelic Moondrive before passing the ball to Kazuko, who would shoot the ball with the Rising Amethyst.

    “Great shot, Kazuko-chan!” said Hitomi as she gives Kazuko a high five.

    “Thanks, Hitomi!” said Kazuko with a cheery smile on her face.

    Then, Ayame would go for the post up move against Kozue before stepping back and shooting the ball with the Kingfisher Floaterstrike.

    “You’re doing a great job, Ayame-san!” said Miho Mizuno.

    “Great shot, nēchan!” said Aimi.

    “That shot was very magnificent!” said Miyako Mizuno.

    Kazuko uses her ability, Amethyst Valkyrie, to double her speed before doing the Amethyst Lancer on Ayako before driving past her with the Bright Amethyst Drive. Kazuko passes the ball to Hitomi as she’s doing the Amethyst Heart Pass to Hitomi.

    “Hitomi! Catch!” said Kazuko as she releases the ball to go for her special move, passing the ball to Hitomi.

    Hitomi would shoot the ball with the Wishful Eterna Three-Point Shot while Hanako goes for the Akamatsu Circle Shot. As the ball drives to the basket, Hitomi was delighted to have her shot going well. “Yes! We’re doing great now, girls!”

    “Yeah!” said Kazuko, Ayame, Mizuki and Hanako.

    Hanako Kotobuki would post up the move with her Aurora Bliss ability against Noriyo. Hanako would go for the pivot before passing the ball to Mizuki. “Mizuki-san!”

    Mizuki grabs the ball through her ability, the Amethyst Stamina Collector. “You rock, Hanako-san!” Mizuki would go for the post up move on Haruka before switching her move to the double move. Mizuki would finish the third quarter with the Amethyst Light Jumper in the coast. The score at the end of the third quarter was 76 to 69.

    In the fourth quarter, Hitomi, Kazuko, Ayame, Mizuki and Hanako would continue performing well while Ayame, Mizuki and Hanako were able to activate the Dragonwork Formation. After Ayame missed the jump shot, the Rainbow Angels would finally call their formation together.

    “Everyone! Let’s stop them!” said Hitomi.

    “Okay!” said Kazuko, Ayame, Mizuki and Hanako as Hitomi, Kazuko, Ayame, Mizuki and Hanako are glowing their auras to form the Brave Arrow. Kozue would try to drive past Ayame, but Ayame goes for the resiliency, which allows Kozue to lessen her drive. Then, Ayame passes the ball to Ayako, who would be double teamed by Kazuko and Mizuki.

    “Checkmate!” said Kazuko.

    “There’s no way you can go, Ayako-san!” said Mizuki.

    “Oh, I will still be going away to go, girls!” said Ayako as she goes for the reverse spin move, followed by the step back and does the Shimmering Certus Drive.

    Ayako would release the ball with the Bluechrome Initiator and Haruka grabs the ball. Mizuki would guard Haruka tightly.

    “Is this what you’re trying to succeed, Haruka-san? Let’s see if you try” said Mizuki.

    “Alright, then!” said Haruka before doing the double move on Mizuki. Then, Haruka boxes out of Mizuki, trying to shoot the ball with the fadeaway shot, but the shot misses. Haruka was shocked that her shot was missed. “Ah! It falls short!”

    Ayame would finally grab the ball by jumping high, thanks to her Silent Breeze. “This one goes to you, Mizuki!” Ayame would pass the ball to Mizuki with the Relentless Dragon Pass.

    “Got it!” said Mizuki as she goes for her Amethyst Stamina Collector as she goes posting up against Haruka. Mizuki is ready to charge in with her ability while going to drive past Haruka with the Certus Amethyst Spear Drive. “Here I come!”

    When Mizuki drives past Haruka, Akiko is seeing Mizuki, dazzling with her moves while powering up through her ability. “She’s definitely a quick faceup shooter when it comes to the inside shooting. I’m definitely have like the way the bench did.”

    “Yeah, Akiko-san. It’s great that the back-up plyers would bring better strategies to hold off from their opponents’ run. I’m sure that Mizuki will be able to dazzle more when she’s in the varsity team” said Nanako.

    “Yep” said Akiko.

    Mizuki would pass the ball to Hanako with the Certus Amethyst Pass before Hanako would successfully shoots the ball with the Akamatsu Windmill Dunk. The scoreboard is displayed with the score of 81 to 74 with 8:44 left in the fourth quarter.

    Then, Kozue would pass the ball to Nanami before Nanami shoots the ball with the Prismatic Shutter Three. Kozue would steal the ball from the hands of Ayame before doing the Purple Surging Hook. Finally, Kozue would grab the ball for the rebound after Kazuko missed the fadeaway shot of the Rising Amethyst.

    “Kozue is doing great right now!” said Kurumi.

    “That girl is seemed to be changing her ways after she was losing her temper against Anzu” said Sakura.

    “There should be a big surprise to see a different player from Michiko’s team going on fire like the way Michiko did earlier” said Kyō.

    “Yeah!” said Kurumi and Sakura.

    Kozue would run through the other side of the court before passing the ball to Ayako with the Renegading Spark Pass. “Ayako-san!”

    Ayako would perform the between the legs move on Kazuko before stepping back to pass the ball to Haruka. “Alright, Haruka! Go for it!”

    “Okay!” said Haruka as she grabs the ball, thanks to the speed of the ball from Ayako’s ability, the Purple Gazer. Haruka dribbles the ball, doing the double move against Mizuki before trying to get rid of her. “If you’re going to stop me, then I’ll be going to posterize you!” Haruka would try to go for the Dazzler Strike, a posterizing move, on Mizuki, but Mizuki jumps high to block the shot.

    “Oh no, you don’t, Haruka! Get that shot out of here!” said Mizuki, striking the ball for the block.

    “Nice block, Mizuki!” said Mimi.

    “She’s definitely not losing her temper right now!” said Megumi.

    Then, Kozue would grab the ball for the rebound before doing the pump fake on Ayame. “We’re not done yet, girls!”

    “Mizuki! Here comes Kozue!” shouted Hitomi.

    “Okay! I’ll take care of this!” said Mizuki as she prepares to stop Kozue as she goes for her defensive play, the Amethyst Aurora Shield. “You’re enough, Kozue! You’re about be hammered!”

    “Oh, yeah? Then, I’ll go for the jump shot!” said Kozue as she goes for the Purple Star Corner Shot, a variant of a jump shot, in the paint, but Mizuki don’t want to make that happen.

    “Then, here goes the block, Kozue! Take this!” said Mizuki as she blocks Kozue’s block for her second block in a row. Kozue gasps in horror after Mizuki’s eyes are now infusing with her aura.

    “Wow! Mizuki had blocked Kozue’s shot with her defense going on fire!” said Anzu.

    “That was more truly a true lockdown defender in the rim, Anzu-san!” said Kōme.

    “Especially, when she’s going to take her rage to get that shot out with her hand” said Kazue Futagawa.

    “Yeah, I never expect to see that after Kozue blocked my shot, but Mizuki is stronger now” said Anzu.

    “Yeah!” said Kōme and Kazue Futagawa.

    The ball would be caught by Nanami and then, Nanami passes the ball to Haruka. “Shoot, Haruka!”

    “Okay, Nanami-san!” said Haruka as she’s about to shoot the ball with the pullup jump shot, but Mizuki would block that shot once again.

    “There’s no way you can score, Haruka!” said Mizuki for her third block in a row.

    “Wow! That’s three blocked shots in a row for Mizuki!” said Mimi.

    “I believe that Mizuki to be the protector of the rim for your team, Mimi!” said Aoi.

    “Yeah! Now that Kazuko and Mizuki are now having their own abilities to shine, this is going to be more perfect to see their moment in activating their Complete Synchronization Skill!” said Mimi.

    “I believe that it will happen, Mimi. Kazuko and Mizuki are looking great with their performance and now, it’s about time to step up very soon” said Tomoka.

    “Yeah!” said Mimi.

    The shot clock would be sounded with the referee Mitsuki Izawa blows her whistle to call for the twenty-four second violation on the Kirihara-Team Takeda. “Twenty-four second violation, Light uniform ball.”

    “This is it, girls! We’re about to go back to the court after the deadball” said Aoi.

    “Yeah, Aoi-san! But first, we have to work on our strategy to spark things up” said Tomoka.

    “Yeah!” said Aoi.

    Jun sees Aoi and Tomoka ready to go back to the court and so, the deadball will come effect in a few seconds before asking Mitsuki Izawa to call for timeout. “Izawa-san! Timeout for our team.”

    Mitsuki Izawa nods her face to accept the timeout called by Jun before blowing her whistle. “Rainbow Angels, timeout!”

    The bench players of both teams would go back to the bench to start the one-minute timeout after the deadball. The time remaining is now 7:57 remaining with the score of 81-79, still in favor of the Rainbow Angels.

    “I think that this is the great time for Tomoka and her team to go back to the court for a real showdown, girls. It’s nice to have the bench players getting their time to shine” said Jun.

    “Nice job, Hitomi and the team! It seems that you have a lot of performances being worked very well, especially for Mizuki” said Nozomi.

    “Thanks, Nozomi-chan!” said Hitomi, Kazuko, Ayame, Mizuki and Hanako Kotobuki.

    “But now, we’re going to shift our plans to a bigger showdown” said Kotori.

    “Which means that we may have a chance to win this match and advance to the final” said Mayumi Nagakura.

    “Yeah!” said the girls of the Rainbow Angels.

    “So, I’m going to adjust the line-up for the final eight minutes of the match. Kazue Ōgaki will be the point guard, Tomoka will be the shooting guard for…” said Jun.

    However, Tomoka interrupts Jun for a second. “Wait, Jun-san!”

    “Oh, Tomoka! Why do you raise your hand?” said Jun.

    “I want to have a match-up with Michiko!” said Tomoka.

    “So, I guess that you want to have a match with her, Tomoka” said Megumi.

    “Yeah! It’s been a while that I haven’t battled her for a whole time and it’s great that the two of us were together before. I know that she’s very talented when it comes to her determination. I may have the determination too!” said Tomoka.

    “So, you want to insert you to be the small forward to battle against Michiko?” asked Subaru.

    “Yeah, Subaru-san! Jun, I believe that you should swap with Mimi for the small forward position. That way, I will try my best to stop Michiko when she’s trying to drive me out” said Tomoka.

    “Well, I supposed that I should say ‘yes’, Tomoka-chan. I mean…” said Jun.

    “Tomoka’s right, Jun-chan! I believe that Michiko is a protégé to Tomoka because Michiko and Tomoka were playing together when they were in Shiromidai” said Mimi.

    “Even Michiko had despised the Dragons of Ōta because of Tomoka’s secrets, Michiko had always wanted to face Tomoka in a real game. Do you expect to see a battle between friends more like inspiration and determination?” said Aoi.

    Jun would nod her face and explain to the girls of the Rainbow Angels. “Yes, Aoi-chan. It’s true that Michiko and Tomoka have the bonds to become best friends due to their secret connections between them. I’m sure that this match would be a test between Tomoka and Michiko because Michiko had to be more prepared for her next challenge once she’s ready to shine in her own game.”

    “Yeah, I agree, Jun-san! I will make sure that Michiko will be impressed to see my moves once I’ll go up against her” said Tomoka with her determination being motivated for her.

    “Then, I’ll accept your wish, Tomoka-chan” said Jun.

    “Sure, Jun-san!” said Tomoka.

    “So, with Kazue and Mimi on the backcourt, Tomoka will be joined by Anzu and Aoi on the frontcourt. That will be our line-up we have to stop Michiko and her team” said Kotori.

    “Hopefully, girls, you’ll be able to shine yourselves with your moves before going to use your Complete Synchronization Skill. I believe that you’re going to do this” said Nozomi.

    “Okay! We got it, Nozomi!” said Kazue, Tomoka, Mimi, Anzu and Aoi.

    “Now, let’s win this match for our inspiration and determination!” said Jun.

    “Yeah!” said the girls of the Rainbow Angels.

    Jun, Nozomi and the girls of the Rainbow Angels are going to do their team chant, feeling motivated to win their match against Michiko and the Kihihara-Team Takeda. This time, Jun and Tomoka would shout together first. “One, two, three…”

    The girls of the Rainbow Angels would shout together in as they’re ready for the real showdown against Michiko and the Kirihara-Team Takeda. “Let’s go, Rainbow Angels!”

    The timeout break is over as both teams would send their players back to the court to resume the game. In a big surprise, the Kirihara-Team Takeda was able to bring back the starters without any changes.

    Rainbow Angels: Kazue Ōgaki (PG), Mimi Balguerie (SG), Tomoka Minato (SF), Anzu Ogi (PF), Aoi Ogiyama (C)
    Kirihara-Team Takeda: Asako Nishikawa (PG), Rie Shiotani (SG), Michiko Takeda (SF), Mariko Matagawa (PF), Aina Kawaguchi (C)

    Tomoka would finally meet Michiko in the court as they were able to keep their promises with each other earlier. “Looks like I’m all set, Michiko-san!”

    “Yeah, so do I, Tomoka. I have finally been waiting for this. Let’s not forget that you were able to calm Kozue down after shoving one of your teammates. It was a sympathetic moment to do that for Kozue. Thank you very much” said Michiko.

    “You’re welcome, Michiko-san! It’s nice to say that I have remembered anything about the troubles in Shiromidai, but now, I’m feeling determined to look forward to have a different path for me and especially for you” said Tomoka.

    “You bet, Tomoka! I’m not gonna take easy on you this time!” said Michiko.

    “Yeah!” said Tomoka.

    As Tomoka and Michiko are ready to square off once again, Anzu was also determined about the way Tomoka expresses. “Is Tomoka feeling motivated for Michiko? Could this be her first showdown between her and Michiko? I never expect to see that kind of move. That reminds me of what Kōme said earlier.”

    The flashback shows Kōme and Anzu talking with each other during the match. Anzu askes Kōme something important. “Kōme-sama, are you thinking about determination between us and the Rainbow Angels?”

    “Of course, Anzu. I have been impressed the way Tomoka did to Kozue to lower the latter’s rage on you. It seems that Tomoka has always taking care of her friends all the time. For you, you have been determined on what you want to expect for Tomoka and her team” said Kōme.

    “Yes, I believe so. I mean, I want to make sure that I will have a pride to stand for Tomoka’s group because Tomoka had always being the leader of the group because she’s more like a braveheart sensation with her wisdom” said Anzu.

    “Yes, it’s true that she has the wisdom to inspire everyone including us. Tomoka had worked hard to be a true braveheart because it’s her duty to become blessed and inspired. Maybe, one day, you could be a leader very soon” said Kōme.

    “Are you sure that when I’m going to be the leader, I can manage everything to have a good group?” asked Anzu.

    “Yes, you are, Anzu. One day, I will help you managing your own team. Are you okay with that?” said Kōme.

    “Sure, I will, Kōme-sama!” said Anzu. “I’ll make sure that I will make my own group to lead in the future!”

    “Yep” said Kōme as the flashback ends with Kōme smiling on her face.

    Anzu would finally remember anything about what Kōme said earlier. “I get it. It’s her way of expressing her friends to be blessed and inspired to anyone. I couldn’t wait to expect things right way when Tomoka will battle against Michiko in a real showdown. It’s Tomoka’s chance to shine of her own.”

    “Yes, Anzu-san, she believes that she’s determined to battle Michiko without losing her enthusiasm likewise she’s also helping her to be inspired after Michiko had restored her friendship with her. I’m sure that Tomoka will be able to make this match an important between her and Michiko” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “Yep. I agree, Kazue-chan!” said Anzu.

    The montage shows the first two minutes in the real showdown where Tomoka and Michiko made their moves to get either points or assists. Tomoka would drive past Michiko before shooting with the Shiny Gift while Michiko sparks up with her Miracle Girl ability to perform the spin move on Tomoka and then, shooting the ball with the Shining Star Shot, a variant of a pullup jump shot. Then, Tomoka passes the ball to Anzu with the Sakura Pass before Anzu shoots the ball with the Red Dragon’s Claw Shot. Michiko would pass the ball to Asako with the Running Dawn and Asako would shoot the ball with the Red Star Projectile Three.

    With 4:35 left in the game, the scoreboard is displayed with the game has been tied at 90. Michiko’s team is now in possession as Asako battling against Kazue. Asako would go for the spin move on Kazue Ōgaki like what Michiko did before passing the ball to Rie.

    Rie would be double teamed by Mimi and Anzu, whose auras are glowing very well. “Ah, crap! They guarded me!”

    “Yeah, that’s right, Rie-chan! Mimi and I are going to stop you from running through the paint!” said Anzu.

    “If you’re trying to stop us, then there’s no way you can do it” said Mimi.

    “Oh, yeah? Then, I’ll not gonna lose my possession this time!” said Rie as she steps back before doing the crossover spin move on both Mimi and Anzu, using her ability Pastel Objection Pink. Rie would see Michiko with a direct look before shouting at the latter. “Michiko!”

    “What is it, Rie-san?” asked Michiko.

    “It’s on to you!” said Rie as she passes the ball to Michiko with the Pastel Pink Pass.

    Michiko grabs the ball with her hands being synchronized with her ability. “I got it!” With the ball being held on her hands, Michiko is finally ready to show her true formation. “Tomoka, it’s finally happening. I know that this showdown would be bigger than the first half. So, I’ll make it this time!”

    “I see. Your aura is glowing tightly, but I have my aura too!” said Tomoka.

    “Then, let’s see who goes first!” said Michiko.

    “Sure, Michiko-san!” said Tomoka.

    Michiko would go for the double move as she is doubling her acceleration to do the behind the back move on Tomoka before she’s driving past her with the Miracle Run.

    “She’s driving past Tomoka!” said Nozomi.

    “Michiko is using the Miracle Run with her purple aura glowing on her body!” said Megumi.

    “That aura of hers is stronger than Tomoka’s” said Akiko.

    “Yeah” said Nozomi, Megumi and Akiko.

    Michiko would shoot the ball with the post fadeaway shot version of the Shining Star Shot and the ball drives to the basket. [Kirihara-Team Takeda 92, Rainbow Angels 90] Once she finally made her shot, Michiko finally activates her team’s Complete Synchronization Skill, the Shining Miracle Connection.

    “Whoa! Would just look at that, Kazunari? Michiko’s team is now using their Complete Synchronization Skill!” said Subaru.

    “Yeah, Michiko had finally shown her true formation. That special skill helped her to increase her speed and acceleration when she’s going for the drive” said Kazunari.

    “It might be expected to see that move, but this is what Michiko motivating for” said Masamune.

    “To impress Tomoka by using her special move” said Sagiri.

    “Yeah, Masamune and Sagiri! This match may be more competitive than the previous matches the girls played” said Subaru.

    “Yeah!” said Masamune and Sagiri.

    Tomoka finally looks at Michiko, whose auras are now glowing, thanks to the Complete Synchronization Skill of the Kirihara-Team Takeda. “You have changed, Michiko.”

    Michiko nods her face before replying to Tomoka. “Yeah, that’s right, Tomoka-san! If you’re not expecting to see what’s going on, my team had finally activated our own Complete Synchronization Skill. Now that my team has more speed and acceleration than yours!”

    “So, if that’s what you’re expecting for your team to increase your team’s speed and acceleration, we’ll be going to have our own Complete Synchronization Skill! It’s still gonna happen if we’re able to shine through!” said Tomoka.

    “Well, then, if you’re trying to match our speed and acceleration, there’s no way you can do it, Tomoka-san! We’ll not gonna lose our faith without my team’s Complete Synchronization Skill! I want to lead my team to win this match for sure!” said Michiko.

    “Then, we’ll see about that, Michiko-san! You’re going to witness something you’ll be surprised!” said Tomoka.

    “So, are you challenging me, Tomoka-san?” asked Michiko.

    “Yep! But this time, I won’t lose!” said Tomoka.

    “Then, I’ll be looking forward to seeing that Complete Synchronization Skill of your team, Tomoka-san!” said Michiko.

    “You got it!” said Tomoka.

    The girls of the Rainbow Angels would have their next possession of the game as Aoi passes the ball to Kazue Ōgaki. Kazue and Asako would battle each other with their accelerations being matched.

    “I’m going to defend my team for Michiko’s sake!” said Asako.

    “Then, you’re going to see something intriguing, Asako!” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “But you’ll not gonna have one! Take this!” said Asako as she’s trying to steal the ball from Kazue’s hands, but Kazue sways the ball while stepping back. “What the?! Is she stepped back?!”

    “She’s going for the pass, Asako! Block it!” said Rie.

    “Okay!” said Asako as she’s going to charge in for the block of the pass, but Kazue would pass the ball in the other way as she goes for the Brave Carnation Ignition. “You gotta be kidding me!” Kazue passes the ball to Aoi while the fuchsia auras emitting.

    “Kazue is deflecting Asako’s steal attempt by using her special move!” said Junsei.

    “I believe that she’s powering up her move while waiting for the Complete Synchronization Skill to be activated” said Naoko.

    “The next move would be a potential chance to see the Complete Synchronization Skill for Kazue and her team” said Yūichirō Matsumoto.

    “You got that right, Yūichirō!” said Junsei.

    “That way, they’re ready to get rolling with their special moves” said Naoko.

    “Yeah!” said Junsei and Yūichirō.

    Aoi would go for the crossover move on Aina before passing the ball to Mimi with the Bloom Pass with her speed doubles. “Mimi-san!”

    Mimi grabs the ball with her right hand before activating her ability, the French Aurora. “If we’ll make this Complete Synchronization Skill going to be activated, we should be on the move now, Tomoka.”

    “Yeah, Mimi-san! I’ll be ready if you’re going to activate it” said Tomoka.

    “Sure, Tomoka!” said Mimi as she performs the between the legs move on Rie before releases the ball for the Sakura Pass. “Here we come!”

    “Yeah!” said Tomoka as she catches the ball while the fuchsia aura had been powering up on her body.

    “Whoa! Is that their Complete Synchronization Skill?” said Megumi Jinno.

    “Yeah, Mimi and Tomoka have powered up their moves while they’re preparing to activate it” said Elf.

    “That will allow them to synchronize their special moves and abilities into one complete synchronization play” said Muramasa.

    “Well, this is their time” said Megumi Jinno.

    “Yep!” said Elf while Muramasa nods her face quietly.

    Tomoka would finally go for the behind the back move on Michiko before doing the ankle breaker move on Michiko. Michiko tries to stop Tomoka’s move, but she got stumbled to the ground.

    “Down goes Michiko!” said Akiko.

    “That ankle breaker move is strong for Tomoka to use” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “Tomoka is finally grooving now!” said Ryōta Mikawa.

    Tomoka would drive past Michiko with the Sakura Drive before going to shoot the ball with the Shiny Gift and the ball drives to the basket to tie the game. [Kirihara-Team Takeda 92, Rainbow Angels 92]

    “It goes in! Tomoka’s aura had finally returned to the game!” said Kotoe.

    “Their Complete Synchronization Skill has finally returned!” said Masami Nojima.

    “I’m so excited to see Tomoka and her teammates powering up!” said Kyōji.

    “Yeah! I’m so happy that Tomoka had finally activated their Complete Synchronization Skill just in time after Michiko activated it first” said Shigeru Hirashita.

    “Yeah, I agree, Shigeru! This is going to be a perfect opportunity to see both teams having their Complete Synchronization Skills being active in the court. I wonder which one will be stronger” said Kotoe.

    “I might say that it might be the Prism Sakura Connection, Kotoe” said Masami Nojima.

    “Then, we should go with that too!” said Shigeru.

    “I would go for that one!” said Kyōji.

    “Well, we’re not sure who may go grooving better, but this is it. It’s getting better and better for a match like this. I hope that Tomoka will be able to shine her performance like a braveheart” said Kotoe.

    “Yeah!” said Masami Nojima, Shigeru and Kyōji.

    From the other side of the court, Yumi and her sister Kumi are smiling to see Tomoka activating her team’s Complete Synchronization Skill. Yumi speaks to her sister by holding the latter’s shoulder. “Tomoka is now on fire now after Michiko did the move to activate the Complete Synchronization Skill.”

    “So, I see. It feels like the intense aura between Tomoka’s and Michiko’s is getting serious right now, onēsan” said Kumi Kaneda.

    “Of course, Kumi-san! I’m finally glad that this is the real showdown between two future superstars in the youth girls’ basketball in Ōta” said Yumi Kaneda.

    “Yeah, I agree!” said Kumi Kaneda.

    “We should go near their bench to watch closely” said Yumi Kaneda.

    “Sure, onēsan” said Kumi Kaneda as she and Yumi would leave their seats to go to the bench of the Rainbow Angels.

    Meanwhile, at the garden of the Misawa Resort Hotel, the Bravehearts are looking at the text message by Jun on Saki’s cellphone.

    “So, the game is not over yet” said Tsubaki.

    “Yeah, it’s getting serious right now” said Hiiragi.

    “Thankfully, Tomoka had activated her team’s Complete Synchronization Skill right after Michiko did the move earlier” said Maho.

    “Yeah, the girls of the Rainbow Angels are very confident in winning games, but this match is crucial as of now” said Masami.

    “That’s true, Masami. I think that both Tomoka and Michiko are on fire right now with the special abilities being activated in the same minute” said Saki.

    “Oh! I can’t wait to watch that match right now!” said Hinata.

    “That’s right, nēchan. Now, we have a chance to watch that match between Tomoka’s team and Michiko’s team. I wonder if Tomoka’s team got their lead back” said Kagetsu.

    “It says that the game is tied with four minutes remaining. I’m sure that Tomoka’s teammates would be alright right now” said Airi.

    “I hope so, Airi” said Kagetsu.

    “Everything is on their feet to watch that match, everyone” said Satsuki.

    “So, let’s go to the Outdoor Basketball Court #1 to see Tomoka and her teammates in the court!” said Tae.

    “Yeah!” said the Bravehearts as they’re heading straight ahead to the Outdoor Basketball Court #1 to watch the match between the Rainbow Angels and the Kirihara-Team Takeda.

    Tomoka would help Michiko to get up after successfully made the shot. Michiko was staring at Tomoka while sighing. Tomoka asks Tomoka if she’s alright. “Are you alright?”

    “Yeah, I’m fine. I’m fine” said Michiko.

    “Now that my team had activated the Complete Synchronization Skill, I believe that this showdown will continue” said Tomoka.

    “Yeah, I’m ready for that, Tomoka. I never lost my faith in you, but then again, I’ll not gonna lose my inspiration and determination when I’m go up against you!” said Michiko.

    “Then, we’ll fight for the rest of the game and we’ll see who walks away with the win at the end of the match” said Tomoka.

    “That’s fine with me, Tomoka. You’re on, but I’ll be the one who can lead the team walking away with the win and go to the final” said Michiko.

    “So, is that your determination, Michiko?” asked Tomoka.

    “Yeah” said Michiko with a cold breeze coming from her aura.

    “Then, let’s battle!” said Tomoka.

    “Okay!” said Michiko as the real showdown between Tomoka and Michiko will be more intense as it is expected. The match between the Rainbow Angels and the Kirihara-Team Takeda is not done yet with only four and a half minutes left in the game.

    The Bravehearts would finally enter to the Outdoor Basketball Court #1. Maho shouts excitedly after seeing the large audience in the court. “Amazing!”

    “This is jam-packed!” said Miyu Aida.

    “Which means that this match is more competitive than the other matches” said Aya Miyakoōji.

    “Yeah, Aya. This is the one of the semifinal matches being held in this hour. It’s going to be Tomoka’s very own team battling against her friend Michiko Takeda and her new teammates from her varsity team” said Saki.

    “The other match is contested as well with Asumi’s team battling against the Sounds and Maples” said Airi.

    “After that, the semifinal matches for the boys’ tournament will be held later right after these matches ahead” said Satsuki.

    “Subaru’s team and Ryuuichi’s team are unstoppable with their wins and now, they’ll have one more opponent to face before they’ll possible meeting with each other in the final” said Masami.

    “Hopefully, Ryuuichi and his team won’t see us for a while because he’s not always cheeky as he’s hotheaded” said Tae.

    “Ah! You’re right about that, Tae-chan!” said Hinata.

    “Thankfully, Nana and Mayumi are watching right now to prevent any hassle with Ryuuichi for now” said Kagetsu.

    “It seems that the real showdown has about to begin” said Tsubaki.

    “When they clash, they’re ready for the battle between strengths and bonds of both teams” said Hiiragi.

    “I hope that Tomoka’s team will get a miracle to walk away with the win, so that they’ll make it to the final” said Natsuhi.

    “Yeah, Natsuhi!” said Tsubaki and Hiiragi.

    “Let’s go over there to meet with Subaru and his friends!” said Maho.

    “We’ll support Tomoka and her team for them!” said Saki.

    “Okay!” said the Bravehearts as they’re going to the bench of the Rainbow Angels to meet with Subaru and his friends from the Rainbow Angels.

    “Tomoka!” shouted Maho.

    “We’re finally here!” said Saki.

    “Oh, hey! It’s you, Maho and Saki! Thank goodness! You’re here just in time to watch the showdown between me and Michiko!” said Tomoka.

    “Yeah!” said Maho and Saki.

    “We’re been busy with the performers of the first anniversary concert of Lien de Famille and then, we thought that we will have a break” said Maho.

    “Suddenly, Jun gave me the message to us that your match is ongoing. So, instead of taking a break, we’ll be watching your match” said Saki.

    “Ah, that’s awesome, Maho and Saki!” said Tomoka.

    “It’s been a while that we’re getting busy for the first anniversary concert of Lien de Famille. Right now, the presidents of the Music Clubs in Keishin and Shiromidai are in charge for now” said Miyu.

    “So, that’s why we wanted to see you battling against your friend” said Aya.

    “Ah, I see! I believe that you’re all for this, but guess what, we’re now using our Complete Synchronization Skill!” said Tomoka.

    “Yeah!” said Kazue, Mimi, Anzu and Aoi.

    “Ah! I’m happy to see your appearance getting changed with those auras! I would be wondering if you’ll able to lead it very well” said Hinata.

    “We’re not worrying about our team because we’re blessed and inspired!” said Tomoka.

    “I’m sure that you’ll be able to defeat Michiko and her team, Tomoka” said Kagetsu.

    “Michiko is your friend. So, you have to prove her that you’re a braveheart with your inspiration” said Airi.

    “It’s all about you now, Tomoka” said Satsuki.

    “So, make us proud with your performance in this match!” said Tae.

    “You got it!” said Tomoka.

    Part 4 will be on the next post.

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    Re: Rooks, Knights and Bravehearts - The Ro-Kyu-Bu!/Tenshi no 3P! X High School DxD Crossover Series

    Volume 8: "A New Angelic and Harmonious Era in Ōta" | Chapter 143: "All About Miracles and Inspirations (Part 2)"

    Part 4

    The match continues with 4:10 left in the game and the game is tied at 92. Asako would dribble the ball as she’s going to her court while being guarded by Kazue Ōgaki. Later, Mariko is open without her opponent and Asako shouts at Mariko. “He we go, Mariko!”

    Asako would pass the ball to Mariko with the Bright Camellia Pass and then, Mariko would run through the left side of the corner where she would be guarded by Anzu.

    “So, you’re trying to stop me?” asked Mariko.

    “Yep. I have been thinking about how strength works with your moves going up. As for me, I’m going to make sure that you’ll not score” said Anzu.

    “Is that what you want? Heh. I will not gonna let that happen!” said Mariko as she goes for the behind the back move on Anzu before switching her moves to crossover spin move.

    “I’m not giving up!” said Anzu as she dodges the moves that Mariko made before stepping through her pivot. “This is what the Rainbow Angels do in defense!”

    Kazue, Mimi, Tomoka, Anzu and Aoi have activated the Brave Arrow with their defense being better than before. Anzu’s defense proves better than Mariko, trying to stop Mariko for moving her way to score. Then, Mariko steps back, trying to go for the Red Flowerchrome Drive to drive past Anzu, but Anzu’s defensive play, the Red Dragon Endurance, mixes the result between them. Mariko would be forced to shoot the ball with the pullup jump shot, but her shot was missed as the ball bounces off from the rim.

    “It’s gotta be our possession now!” said Anzu as Aoi grabs the ball for the rebound.

    “Yeah! It’s working with our formation, thanks to our Complete Synchronization Skill” said Aoi.

    Anzu smiles to Aoi with their team getting their possession. “Yep.” Aoi passes the ball to Mimi with the Bloom Pass. Mimi would perform the spin move on Rie before driving past her with the Two Winds Connection.

    “Mimi’s going for the drive!” said Tomoe.

    “That Mimi is surely a promising girl to be when it comes to her expressive personality” said Elf.

    “Yeah, I believe she was, Elf-san” said Tomoe.

    Mimi would pass the ball to Tomoka with the Prisma Pass as the former shouts at the latter. “Tomoka-chan! Go!”

    Tomoka grabs the ball faster and then, goes for the Sakura Rush, increasing her acceleration. Tomoka would about to shoot the ball with the Shiny Gift, but Michiko tries to block Tomoka’s special move.

    “I’m not gonna let that happen, Tomoka!” said Michiko.

    “Oh, really?” asked Tomoka before she goes for the pump fake.

    Michiko gasps in horror after Tomoka did the pump fake on her. “She’s using the pump fake on me!”

    “Tomoka did the pump fake on Michiko!” said Yuzuha.

    “Now, this is more like winding against the barrier to break Michiko’s defense hardly” said Kōme.

    “Yeah, Tomoka had her moves being enhanced, thanks to the enhanced version of the Shining Bloom, the Camellian Shining Bloom. Not only her acceleration and hustle being increased, but also her special moves were evolved into their enhanced version” said Natsumi Yamazaki.

    “The Shiny Gift would become the Shiny Camellian Gift” said Ryōhei Matsuoka while showing Tomoka shooting the ball with the enhanced version of the Shiny Gift known as the Shiny Camellian Gift. The ball would drive to the basket, allowing her team to retake the lead. [Rainbow Angels 94, Kirihara-Team Takeda 92]

    “For her other moves, the Shiny Floater would become the Shiny Camellian Floater, the Sakura Drive becomes the Sakura Aurora Drive and the Sakura Pass becomes the Sakura Aurora Pass” said Minako Asuka.

    “So, are the moves being enhanced when her fuchsia aura become glowing more than the normal size?” asked Yuzuha.

    “You got that right, Yuzuha!” said Natsumi.

    “Tomoka’s fuchsia aura would be expanded when she’s using the Complete Synchronization Skill. She can do whatever she wants to have her moves being enhanced in one swoop” said Ryōhei.

    “I’m glad that Tomoka had been performed like a true braveheart and her moves are very beautiful due to her playing style. Being the Dearest Braveheart is her goal when she is ready to show her true formation” said Kōme.

    “Yeah, Kōme-san, I agree!” said Minako.

    Mimi would give Tomoka a high five. “Nice shot, Tomoka!”

    “You’re awesome! Putting your ability in enhanced means a newer level for you to shine” said Aoi.

    “Yeah, Aoi-san! I’m feeling great with my moves being good enough to groove myself!” said Tomoka.

    “Yep. Now that you’re grooving more, it’s time for us to do the same thing” said Mimi.

    “Okay!” said Tomoka, affirming about her team’s Complete Synchronization Skill being worked very well.

    The next scene shows Asako battling against Kazue in the corner. Asako would drive past Kazue with the Bright Camellia Ignition and then, passes the ball to Aina. Aina would go for the pump fake on Aoi before trying to shoot the ball with the driving layup, but Anzu blocks the shot hastily.

    “Get that shot out of here!” said Anzu. Then, Tomoka grabs the ball through her Sakura Rush. Tomoka runs through the other side of the court before passing the ball to Mimi with the Sakura Aurora Pass.

    “Mimi-san!” said Tomoka as she performed the Sakura Aurora Pass by releasing the ball from her hands before the ball would be landed on the hands of Mimi.

    “It’s time to go to work with my moves!” said Mimi as she goes with the Winding Succession, a move that allows her to use any dribbling moves while dashing in through with her speed. Mimi would drive past Rie with the Two Winds Connection before shooting the ball with the Aurora Stratus Shot. [Rainbow Angels 96, Kirihara-Team Takeda 92]

    “Nice shot, Mimi!” said Kagetsu.

    “You’re grooving now!” said Masami.

    Then, Michiko would go for the crossover move on Tomoka before doing the Miracle Run to drive past Tomoka. Michiko would see Asako away from the three-point line and then, passes the ball to Asako with the Running Dawn and Asako would shoot the ball with the Red Star Projectile Three. [Rainbow Angels 96, Kirihara-Team Takeda 95]

    Kazue would perform the between the legs move on Asako before driving past Asako with the Red and Orange Aura Groundwave. “You’re too far!” Kazue would shoot the ball with the Calming Dragon Skyshot and the ball drives to the basket. [Rainbow Angels 98, Kirihara-Team Takeda 95]

    “Nice shot, Kazue-san!” said Naoko.

    “Great move there, my girl!” said Yūichirō.

    “Just keep it up!” said Ryōko.

    “Show your pride through your heart, Kazue-san!” said Yui Takizawa.

    “Thanks, everyone!” said Kazue Ōgaki as she praises her friends, who watching in the bench.

    Later, Mariko would grab the ball from the pass by Rie and then, goes for the post-up move on Anzu. Mariko uses her ability, the Unyielding Sunflower, as she is charging up with her hustle before driving past Anzu with the Dandelion Star Breaker. Mariko eventually shoots the ball with the Sunrising Star Shot, a variant of a hook shot, and the ball drives to the basket. [Rainbow Angels 98, Kirihara-Team Takeda 97]

    “Great shot, Mariko-san!” said Aina as she gives Mariko a high five.

    “Thanks, Aina!” said Mariko after she was flanked by her teammate.

    Aoi would go for the post up move on Aina before doing the Blue Flower Hustle to drive Aina away before shooting the ball with the Bloom Floater.

    However, Mariko would block Aoi’s shot with her ability. “You’re not gonna have one!” Mariko slams the ball with the block with shockwaves being grounded in the court.

    The members of the Rainbow Angels, the Bravehearts and the Family of Angels gasp in horror after Aoi’s shot was blocked by Mariko.

    “You think that you’re gonna have the time to block my shot?” asked Aoi before grabbing the ball hastily with the Blue Flower Hustle.

    “You gotta be kidding me!” said Mariko after seeing Aoi holding the ball. At the corner, Aoi would shoot the ball with the Hydrangea Striker, a variant of a jump shot, and the ball drives to the basket. [Rainbow Angels 100, Kirihara-Team Takeda 97]

    “If you tried to block my shot, then I’ll bring it back!” said Aoi.

    “Nice shot, Aoi-san!” said Subaru.

    “You got the guts to show up!” said Kazunari.

    “You can do it, Aoi!” said Sakura.

    “You’re getting better now!” said Kyō.

    Later, Rie would shoot the ball with the Grateful Pastel Three to tie the game once again with 2:14 left in the game. [Rainbow Angels 100, Kirihara-Team Takeda 100]

    Kazue would go for the crossover move on Asako before driving past her with the Red and Orange Aura Groundwave. Then, Kazue would pass the ball to Tomoka with the Brave Carnation Ignition. “Now, go for it, Tomoka!”

    Tomoka grabs the ball with her Sakura Rush. “Okay, Kazue-san! We’re grooving now with our own style!”

    Kazue Ōgaki smiles to Tomoka with her cheery expression. “Yeah!” Tomoka would go for the behind the back move on Michiko before charging her aura to drive past Michiko with the Sakura Aurora Drive quickly.

    “She’s doing it again!” said Kurumi.

    “Tomoka had been on fire now since she activated the Prism Sakura Connection to match with Michiko’s Shining Miracle Connection” said Sora.

    “I bet that Tomoka and Michiko are good leaders when it comes to their good leadership in the court. Of course, they have their own responsibility to prove themselves until one of them will stand tall at the end of the game” said Nozomi.

    “Yeah, Zomi-chan! It’s awesome to see both Tomoka and Michiko clashing with each other smoothly because they don’t want to be hassling with each other. When Michiko and Tomoka were together, they were able to enjoy their time playing together with their hobbies and now, Tomoka is trying to prove Michiko that she’s the true dearest through her heart” said Jun.

    “I believe that you’re right, Jun. I never expect to see Tomoka being a cheery girl, but she’s very determined to accept anything that she wants for her opportunity” said Kurumi.

    “Hum. Tomoka-nee is an awesome leader in the Bravehearts organization, helping her friends to cheer up and grow friendship with each other. I know that she is respectful to us because she had been a sensational girl” said Sora.

    “When it comes to her charisma, Tomoka knows what to do for her friends and that’s why she’s ready to bless and inspire anyone” said Nozomi.

    “That’s right, Zomi-chan! Isn’t that awesome to see Tomoka playing well through her determination and inspiration? I might say that she’s determined to be the best player soon” said Jun.

    “Yeah!” said Nozomi, Sora and Kurumi.

    Tomoka would see Anzu in the post and then, passes the ball to the latter with the Sakura Aurora Pass. “Anzu-san! Catch!”

    Anzu grabs the ball while managing to stay away from Mariko. Anzu’s Red Dragon was activated when Anzu grabbed the ball. “I got it, Tomoka-chan!” Anzu would shoot the ball with the Red Dragon’s Shooting Star, a variant of a hook shot, and the ball drives to the basket. [Rainbow Angels 102, Kirihara-Team Takeda 100] Anzu was huffing after making her special move. “I did it.”

    “That was a nice move, Anzu! You’re on fire too!” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “I am, Kazue-san?” asked Anzu.

    “Yep!” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “Now that we’re all doing great with our special moves, we should rally more to win the match!” said Aoi.

    “Yeah, Aoi-chan! I believe that this would be our finest way to make it to the final and we should do it together!” said Mimi.

    “If we keep our efforts up, we’ll be able to seal the game with the win. Right, girls?” said Tomoka.

    “Yeah!” said Kazue, Mimi and Anzu.

    “I believe that we will do it, Tomoka!” said Aoi.

    “You got it, Aoi-san!” said Tomoka. Tomoka had declared that her team will be going on full synchronization with the Prism Sakura Connection. “Now, let’s get that win!”

    “Yeah!” said Kazue, Mimi, Anzu and Aoi.

    With two minutes left in the game, the Rainbow Angels would use the Brave Arrow as they switch their focus from offense to defense. Asako would go for the crossover move on Kazue, who was guarding Asako with her ability, the Calming Dragon. Asako would step back before passing the ball to Mariko and then, Mariko would go for the pump fake on Anzu, but she was double teamed by Aoi and Tomoka.

    “Checkmate!” said Aoi.

    “You’re nowhere to go!” said Tomoka.

    Mariko was surprised to see Aoi and Tomoka, who were double teaming her. Mariko growls in anger. “You gotta be kidding me?!”

    “Mariko-san!” said Michiko.

    “What is it, Michiko?” asked Mariko.

    “Stop them!” said Michiko.

    Mariko winks her right eye before declaring a word to Michiko. “You got it!” Mariko would go for the between the legs move on both Aoi and Tomoka before going for the reverse spin move.

    “She’s going for the reverse spin move!” said Tomoka.

    “I’ll stop this!” said Aoi as she was able to stop Mariko from moving her way.

    “So, you’re not done yet?” asked Mariko.

    “Yeah! I don’t want to waste my time on battling you because our defense is now cornering your entire place!” said Tomoka.

    The scene changes with Tomoka’s team activating the Sakura Zone, a diamond formation resembled to a cherry blossom (sakura).

    “This is what we’re preparing for, Mariko!” said Tomoka.

    “I see. I’ll make that you’ll never stop me, Tomoka!” said Mariko as she tries to drive past Aoi and Tomoka, but Tomoka tips the ball easily. “What?!”

    Tomoka grins as Aoi grabs the ball in a second. Aoi would run through the other side of the court before passing the ball to Mimi. “Nice pass to Mimi, Aoi-san!”

    “You rock, Aoi-chan!” said Mimi with a smile on a face before doing the enhanced version of the Celadon Striker, the Cool Celadon Jumper. The ball would be released from the hands of Mimi as the ball would drive into the basket simultaneously. [Rainbow Angels 104, Kirihara-Team Takeda 100]

    “It goes in!” said Hanako Kotobuki.

    “Tomoka goes for the steal before Aoi performs the fast break play for Mimi to shoot with the enhanced version of the Celadon Striker known as the Cool Celadon Jumper” said Kazuko.

    “I’m glad that Mimi had the enhanced special moves as well!” said Mizuki.

    “Just like Tomoka did earlier, Mimi had been performing very well in the entire fourth quarter” said Kazue Futagawa.

    “Yeah, that’s right, Kazue-san. I can’t believe that they’re unstoppable now!” said Hanako Kotobuki.

    “Yeah!” said Kazuko, Mizuki and Kazue Futagawa.

    Tomoka smiles to Mimi after seeing the latter doing the enhanced version of the Celadon Striker. “That was an amazing move, Mimi-san!”

    “Yeah, Tomoka-chan! After you made the enhanced version of one of your moves, I decided to do the same thing. It was fun to make that shot because it feels great to have a perfect team like this” said Mimi.

    “True, Mimi-san. Now that we’re getting lead further, we will have one more thing to stop” said Tomoka.

    “And what it would be?” asked Mimi.

    “Stopping Michiko” said Tomoka.

    “Oh, yeah. I think that we should do this with our teammates on our side” said Mimi.

    “Yeah, Mimi-san! Let’s do this!” said Tomoka.

    “Okay!” said Mimi.

    The players of the Kirihara-Team Takeda would try their best not to let the girls of the Rainbow Angels extend their lead. Asako would pass the ball to Rie before Rie goes for the Awesome Pink Drive as she drives past Mimi by force with her ability Pastel Objection Pink.

    “Rie-san! I’ll make sure that we will still have our chance to win!” said Michiko.

    “You bet, Michiko!” said Rie as she passes the ball to Michiko with the Pastel Pink Pass. Michiko would see Tomoka eye-to-eye.

    “So, you’re trying to get the victory, Tomoka?” asked Michiko.

    “Yeah, my team is ready to finish you, Michiko-san!” said Tomoka.

    “Heh. I knew that you and your teammates are setting a trap on me just like that you did to Mariko earlier. But then, there’s no way you can stop me with your defensive zone, Tomoka!” said Michiko as she goes for the Miracle Run, trying to drive past Tomoka. Michiko would go for the step back crossover move on Tomoka.

    “And they’re up, Saki!” said Maho.

    “Ah! I can’t believe that Michiko and Tomoka are now clashing with their moves” said Saki.

    “It seems that Tomoka is trying her best to stop Michiko before Michiko will go on her next move” said Airi.

    “Oh! Tomoka should be determined to stop Michiko with her bloom, Airi-chan. She’s ready to get rolling” said Hinata.

    “Well, I believe that she will, Hinata-chan” said Airi.

    “Come on, Mokkan! You can do it!” said Maho.

    “Stop Michiko with your defense!” said Saki.

    Tomoka would dodge Michiko’s patterned moves while Tomoka’s teammates are locking up Michiko’s teammates in.

    Michiko shrieks as she’s having an impossible mission to stop Tomoka, whose moves are more resembled to Miyu Aida in her match against the Suzuridani Girls’ Academy in the quarterfinals of the Ōta District Elementary Girls’ Basketball Tournament. “Ack! Tomoka is dodging my moves! She’s trying to stop me for a move that might trap myself. I must do this carefully. I need an opening to get away from her.” Michiko would step back before recharging her aura to use the Miracle Run once again. “I’m not giving up, Tomoka!”

    Michiko would go for the Miracle to drive past Tomoka, but Tomoka’s resiliency keeps her defense on guard to stop Michiko.

    “Ah, look! Michiko is doing the Miracle Run again, but Tomoka’s not losing her strength!” said Megumi.

    “That strength of Tomoka is better than Michiko’s, Megumi. She’s definitely wanting to stop her to make sure that Michiko won’t get the shot to shoot” said Nami.

    “Michiko may be disappointed if she’s not able to stop Tomoka because of the Prism Sakura Connection had outmatched the Shining Miracle Connection” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “Maybe, Junichi. Michiko is desperate to stop Tomoka and she had to it by herself” said Megumi.

    “Well, there might be a chance to stop her, Megumi” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “Just you wait and see” said Nami.

    “Oh, okay” said Megumi.

    Michiko would stop moving before going to jump and shoot the ball with the Miracle Star Shot. “There goes nothing!”

    “Oh no, you don’t, Michiko! That shot won’t go it!” said Tomoka as she goes for the shot contest, trying to make Michiko’s shot miss.

    “You think that you’re lucky? I’m away from you, Tomoka!” said Michiko.

    “What?” puzzled Tomoka, but before she knew it, Michiko’s shot would be successful, trimming the lead of the Rainbow Angels to two with 1:38 remaining. [Rainbow Angels 104, Kirihara-Team Takeda 102]

    “My team won’t lose this game to your team, Tomoka! I’m not going to let that happen!” said Michiko as she declares that her team is not yet in the brink of losing the game against her friend’s team. Michiko would walk away after being relieved that her shot was made.

    The members of the Rainbow Angels are now very serious about what happened earlier when Michiko made the Miracle Shot over Tomoka.

    “Wow! Michiko’s shot was made before the shot clock will about to run out” said Masanobu Uehara.

    “Yeah, Uehara-san. This is not good. Tomoka had been good in shot contest, but Michiko’s shots are still going in without wasting her stamina” said Kōichi Aoyama.

    “I have a feeling that Michiko is not giving up yet, saying that she’s determined to win, but I’m sure that Michiko had been calm earlier before she’s going very serious” said Masahito Morioka.

    “I don’t know if Michiko had accepted fate, but that girl is very ambitious just like Tomoka” said Junichi Morizawa.

    “You’re right, Junichi. Tomoka and Michiko are very talented with their moves due to their determination and inspiration. But I remember correctly, Michiko had been helping Shiromidai to win the district championship last year while Tomoka and the Keishin Academy Elementary School girls’ basketball team fell short in the first round at the hands of the Suzuridani Girls’ Academy” said Yoshitsugu Tsuchiya.

    “Which means that Michiko had a lot of potential in her future than Tomoka because of her credit she made in the quarterfinals and the final” said Katsuya Kameda.

    “That’s true, Katsuya. Michiko vows not to give up against Tomoka because it’s her destiny to defeat her friend” said Masanobu Uehara.

    “But I hope that Tomoka will be able to fight back as soon as her stamina is about to drain more” said Junichi Morizawa.

    “Well, both Tomoka and Michiko have their stamina draining when they’re facing in a serious battle, but I’m sure that Tomoka will be able to eke out of it” said Kōichi.

    “Yeah, definitely will happen, Kōichi” said Junichi Morizawa.

    “I’m not sure if Michiko had gone serious, Subaru-kun” said Kazunari.

    “Yeah, something is going on with Michiko when she’s battling against her friends she had. Tomoka had been close friends with Michiko in her elementary school days in Shiromidai, but Michiko accused Tomoka for the latter’s participation with the Dragons of Ōta. If I were Tomoka, I should blame myself and try not to lose my faith over Michiko” said Subaru.

    “Well, it’s not the way Michiko revealed the secret in letting Tomoka go of the Shiromidai Elementary School girls’ basketball team. I know that it’s a complicated way for Tomoka to lose her confidence with Michiko, but Tomoka had learned the lesson that she must keep her faith not to be obsessed in basketball too much” said Banri.

    “Yeah, Banri-kun. I agree what you said about their friendship being torn apart due to Tomoka being part of the Dragons of Ōta, but it seems that they have forgotten that after they reconciled with each other” said Subaru.

    “That’s true, Subaru. Just to let you know that Tomoka had been close friends to those in Shiromidai before her transfer to Keishin. Hitomi and Dairoku are very sympathetic to Tomoka most of the time because they believe in her through her philosophy when they were part of the Homewrecking Dragons” said Jirō.

    “The Homewrecking Dragons had been a valiant group over the months right after Tomoka had left the club and the basketball team. I’m sure that the group I joined would be able to work more with their partnerships they have. Especially, for their contribution in teaming with the other groups that are close to Jun and her friends” said Shinsuke Nagatomo.

    “Yeah, I agree, Shinsuke-kun. I hope that the legacy of the group had been preserved with their dedication and culture preservation” said Subaru.

    “You bet!” said Shinsuke.

    Tomoka would be approached by Aoi and Michiko while Kazue and Anzu are worrying about their Complete Synchronization Skill.

    “Tomoka!” said Aoi.

    “Oh, yes, Aoi-san, what is it?” asked Tomoka.

    “Our Complete Synchronization Skill had been clashed with our opponents’ and if we can’t able to stop them in defense, we might lose our energy and stamina quick” said Aoi.

    “If there’s something we can reverse that scenario differently, we should be able to scrape past Michiko and her teammates for good” said Mimi.

    “Yeah, you’re right about that, Michiko-san. So, we need to be more careful on our energy and stamina. I hope that we need to score more and walk away with the win” said Tomoka.

    “Yeah!” said Kazue, Mimi, Anzu and Aoi.

    “Then, let’s show Michiko and her team what the real synchronization is!” said Mimi.

    “You got it, Mimi-san!” said Tomoka.

    Kazue would run through the other side of the court before passing the ball to Mimi with the Brave Carnation Ignition. “Mimi-san!”

    Mimi would grab the ball before she is guarded by Rie. Mimi had to use her ability French Aurora to go for the between the legs move on Rie.

    “Mimi is doing the French Aurora!” said Kagetsu.

    “She’s dazzling with her moves like a real playmaker!” said Masami.

    Mimi would switch her move to crossover move on Rie. The celadon aura had been glowing on Mimi’s body as she’s ready to charge in. “It’s time to keep our auras in our team!”

    “Yeah!” said Aoi and Tomoka. They would see Mimi driving past Rie with the Two Winds Connection. Then, Mimi would pass the ball to Aoi with the Prisma Celadon Ignition.

    “Nice move, Mimi!” said Aoi before she would go outside of the free throw line, going away from Aina.

    “Stop her, Mariko-san!” said Michiko.

    “Okay!” said Mariko as she’s going to block Aoi from getting her way.

    “Anzu-san! Stop her!” said Tomoka.

    “Sure!” said Anzu.

    When Mariko was trying to block Aoi from getting her way to the paint, Anzu blocks Mariko with the screen.

    “Oh no, you don’t!” said Anzu as she blocks Mariko by her force.

    “Great barrier out there, Anzu-san! Just keep it up to stop that girl, I’ll go with the pass!” said Aoi.

    “Okay, Aoi-chan!” said Anzu.

    Aoi would pass the ball to Tomoka with the Blue Edelweiss Hesitation Pass, the enhanced version of the Bloom Pass. “Go, Tomoka!”

    Tomoka grabs the ball with her fuchsia aura going up before facing Michiko in the perimeter. “As my team is about to synchronize again, you’re going to be surprised to see this.”

    “I see. Then, I’ll not gonna make that happen, Tomoka-san!” said Michiko as she is going for the steal attempt, trying to get rid of the ball from Tomoka’s hands, however, Tomoka goes for the swift move with her pivot while using the Camellian Shining Bloom. “Darn it! She’s too strong!”

    “Yeah, Michiko-san. I’m really strong with my willpower and this time, I’m going to prove it you!” said Tomoka she drives past Michiko with the Sakura Aurora Pass.

    “Oh, my goodness, Saki! She’s driving past Mimi with her special move!” said Maho.

    “Tomoka had been improving her use of special moves since she was formerly part of the Dragons of Ōta” said Saki.

    “I can’t believe that she finally reveals her true formation through her heart” said Airi.

    “Ah! She’s more determined to show her true formation, Airi-chan. That Shining Bloom was more encouraging for her to dazzle, but the enhanced version of it makes her stronger with a blessing” said Hinata.

    “Tomoka is always brave with her teammates and she had been inspired by her friends of hers including us” said Miyu.

    “I believe that being a braveheart is inspiring for her since she had followed Subaru all the time, but I’m sure that one day, she’ll be a true braveheart when she’s reaching high school very soon” said Aya.

    “Yeah, I agree, Aya! Hopefully, it will happen very soon” said Saki.

    “Oh! I want to see her being blessed and inspired through her memories she had in the past” said Hinata.

    “Especially, she’s respecting everyone through her heart” said Airi.

    “You got it, Airi! I’m expecting to see Tomoka shining through her willpower and I believe that she’ll have a future in her basketball career when she’s growing up” said Maho.

    “Yeah!” said Saki, Airi, Hinata, Miyu and Aya.

    Tomoka would pass the ball to Aoi with the Sakura Aurora Pass. “Aoi-san!”

    Aoi would grab the ball quickly. “I got it, Tomoka!” Aoi steps back before shooting the ball with the Floral Star, a variant of her three-point shot, and the ball drives to the basket. [Rainbow Angels 107, Kirihara-Team Takeda 102]

    “Alright! Aoi banked the three-point shot!” said Subaru.

    “With the combination of Tomoka, Anzu and Mimi’s offensive stops against Michiko’s team” said Satsuki.

    “Aoi’s feeling great about her team’s dominance going back right now” said Kazunari.

    “Yeah, Uehara-san! I can’t believe that Aoi didn’t give up after all!” said Tae.

    Aoi would be given a high five by Tomoka and Mimi.

    “That was a nice three, Aoi-san!” said Tomoka.

    “It was magnificent indeed!” said Mimi.

    “Thanks, girls! We still have one more minute left in the game to stop Michiko and her team and we must work together. Right?” said Aoi.

    “Yeah!” said Tomoka, Mimi, Kazue and Anzu.

    “Then, let’s make our defensive play the best we need to defeat Michiko and her team!” said Aoi.

    “Yeah!” said Tomoka, Mimi, Kazue and Anzu.

    Asako would dribble the ball while driving through the other side of the court. Asako would be guarded by Kazue and Mimi.

    “Ah, crap! They stopped me!” said Asako.

    “You’re going down, Asako-chan!” said Kazue Ōgaki as she’s guarding Asako tightly.

    “We’re double teaming you!” said Mimi.

    “Oh, yeah? Then, I’ll go with the other way!” said Asako as she steps back before doing the Enduring Camellian Star Ignition as she drives past Kazue, but Mimi uses her French Aurora to keep her resiliency to guard Asako.

    “You think that you’re gonna make the big mistake, Asako?” asked Mimi.

    “No, I won’t!” said Asako as she goes for the behind the back move on Mimi before doing the behind the back version of the Bright Camellia Pass as she passes the ball to Aina.

    Aina would go for the post up move on Aoi before trying to leverage her strength against her. “I’m good enough to stop you!”

    “No, Aina, I’m the one who can stop you with my strength!” said Aoi as she uses the Blue Flower Hustle to guard Aina tightly.

    “Wow! You’re too good. But can you stop me like this?” said Aina as she performs the Noble Roar Ignition as she is trying to drive past Aoi, using her crossover move. Then, Aina would go for the around the world circle move before swaying the ball away from Aoi and passes the ball to Michiko with the Diligent Andromeda Pass. “Ha! You’re too far now!” Aoi growls in anger after failing to stop Aina.

    Michiko would be meeting with Tomoka again with Tomoka’s aura glowing quickly. “I know that you’re going to battle me, but like I said earlier, there’s no way you can stop me with your aura, Tomoka-san!”

    “Oh, you think so?” asked Tomoka before using the Sakura Zone for her team to form a flower-like formation.

    “Agh! You must be kidding, Tomoka!” said Michiko.

    “Yeah, that’s right, Michiko-san. I don’t want to let you score if you’re trying to do anything to make a comeback against us” said Tomoka.

    “Then, let’s see if you prove the ground to stop me” said Michiko.

    “Sure, I will!” said Tomoka. The clash between Tomoka and Michiko in the final minute of the match begins with Michiko goes for the crossover move on Tomoka, but Tomoka dodges it.

    “Oh, wow! Look at Tomoka, onēsan!” said Kumi Kaneda.

    “Ah, I see, nēchan! So, that’s what Tomoka using her own defensive stop against Michiko” said Yumi Kaneda.

    “Yeah! I believe that Tomoka is very generous to stop Michiko because she hadn’t lost her willpower while motivated her enthusiasm to prove the ground on her” said Kumi Kaneda.

    “Well, that might be a great time to see Tomoka pushing her team’s synchronization into a full force” said Yumi Kaneda.

    “Oh! Now I understand what’s the meaning of full synchronization, onēsan. The Rainbow Angels’ Complete Synchronization Skill is all about inspiration and determination to groove them with full motivation. I can’t believe that Tomoka is now determined to be a dearest after all” said Kumi Kaneda.

    “You’re definitely true about true fighting spirit, nēchan! This is her team, the Rainbow Angels, and this is where their blessings can be happened in the court” said Yumi Kaneda.

    “Yeah!” said Kumi Kaneda.

    Feeling disappointed that her moves are dodged by Tomoka, Michiko would go for the around the world circle move before charging up all by herself. “You’re not gonna stop me with my shot, Tomoka!” Michiko would box Tomoka out through her Miracle Run before trying to shoot the ball with the Shooting Star Shot, a variant of a floater.

    The members of the Bravehearts, the Rainbow Angels and the Family of Angels gasp as Michiko is trying to shoot the ball with her special move, but Anzu would come out to block Michiko’s special move with her Red Dragon’s Hammer Rush.

    “No, you won’t, Michiko-chan! Get that shot out of here!” said Anzu as her strength was stronger than before when she blocked the Shining Star Shot.

    The members of the Bravehearts, the Rainbow Angels and the Family of Angels are surprised and relieved to see Anzu blocking Michiko’s shot.

    “Alright, Anzu-chan! Nice block!” said Nozomi.

    “She’s determined to stop Michiko since she remembered anything in the past” said Sora.

    “That block is stronger than before, Zomi-chan and Sora-chan. Anzu is really the Red Dragon of our group” said Jun.

    “Yeah!” said Nozomi and Sora while smiling on their faces.

    “My cousin is not giving up for what Michiko and her friends did to her in the past as all fears are finally gone for good” said Kōme.

    “You got it, Kōme-sama! Anzu’s determination has gone better and better since she had her red aura being glowing through Tomoka’s Complete Synchronization Skill” said Natsumi.

    “I have a feeling that her team is dominating the court after they were able to stop Michiko and her team’s chances of winning the game” said Ryōhei.

    “And with that, this is all over for Michiko’s team. Tomoka and her team are now shining and dazzling through their blessing and determination” said Yuzuha.

    “Yeah!” said Kōme, Natsumi and Ryōhei.

    The ball would be landed on the hands of Mimi before Mimi calls her teammates to go for the fast break. “Time for the fast break, girls!”

    “Yeah!” said Tomoka, Aoi, Kazue and Anzu. The girls of the Rainbow Angels would run together with the Aurora Ascendance while Mimi would go for the Prisma Celadon Ignition to pass the ball to Tomoka. “Tomoka-chan! Catch!”

    Tomoka grabs the ball with her right hand easily by jumping high and then, catching it in a second. “Wow! You’re too good, Mimi-san!”

    Mimi smiles with a wink on her right eye. “You bet, Tomoka-chan! Now, shoot!”

    “Okay!” said Tomoka as she steps back going away from Michiko before shooting the ball with the Shining Camellia, a variant of a three-point shot. While releasing the ball for her special move, she sees Michiko. “Sorry, Michiko-san. It’s too late to stop me now.” Her three-point shot would be successful, driving the ball to the basket and her team increases the lead to 8. [Rainbow Angels 110, Kirihara-Team Takeda 102]

    “Tomoka finally banks the three-point shot!” said Nami.

    “That three-point shot is very special to her” said Kazue Futagawa.

    “Yep. It was the Shining Camellia. The same name that we formed that group to represent the friends of Tomoka in our school” said Megumi.

    “Yeah, I agree, Megumi-san! I believe that Tomoka had been shining her way to score a three-point shot, but also this is her team’s dagger to seal the game with the win” said Hanako Kotobuki.

    “You got that right, Hanako-san!” said Megumi.

    “With our win, we’ll be moving to the final of the girls’ tournament of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament” said Kazuko.

    “Where we will meet the winner of the other semifinal match at the Recreational Center” said Mizuki.

    “Yeah! I’m so excited that it’s finally happening for our team to shine” said Megumi.

    “But also, this is all about miracle and inspiration” said Nami.

    “Yeah!” said the girls of the Rainbow Angels.

    Tomoka’s strength was able to stop Michiko once again when Michiko tries to drive past Tomoka with the Miracle Run, thanks to the Brave Arrow and the Camellian Shining Bloom. Tomoka would force Michiko to miss the Shining Star Shot. “Like I said, Michiko-san, this game is over.”

    The ball would be caught by Kazue before passing the ball to Aoi before Aoi runs through the other side of the court. Then, Aoi drives past Aina with the Blooming Beauty Ignition before passing the ball to Mimi. Mimi would shoot the ball with the Cool Celadon Jumper and the ball drives to the basket before Mitsuki Izawa blows the whistle to end the game.

    Mitsuki Izawa announces the result of the game. “Game over! The Rainbow Angels wins the match and will advance to the final!” The scoreboard was displayed with the final score of the match with the Rainbow Angels defeated the Kirihara-Team Takeda, 113-102.

    “We did it, girls! We’re now going to the final!” said Tomoka.

    “Alright!” said Kazue, Mimi, Anzu and Aoi as the four of them alongside Tomoka would celebrate their victory over Michiko and the Kirihara-Team Takeda at the court. Michiko closes eyes, sighing herself after her team’s defeat.

    Michiko would talk to her teammates sympathetically. “It’s over, girls. We had finally been defeated. Tomoka and her team are giving us a scare.”

    “Yeah, Michiko. I believe that they’re now unstoppable with their Complete Synchronization Skill because they have their own determination to win” said Mariko.

    “But Michiko, you impressed Tomoka with your moves when you’re clashing against her” said Asako.

    “When I see you and Tomoka clashing against each other, you’re dazzling with your own playing style because you’re believing in her” said Rie.

    “You’re an awesome girl, Michiko-san! I believe in you” said Aina.

    “Yeah! You’re totally a changed girl now” said Mariko.

    “You impressed her; you made her smile with your sympathy” said Asako.

    “You bet, girls! I believe that she is going to make her future brighter because she is very determined to bless and inspire everyone who’s more generous to her. One day, I will face her in the prefectural tournament if we’re able to perform well” said Michiko.

    “You got it, Michiko!” said Mariko while patting Michiko’s left shoulder.

    At the court, the girls of the Rainbow Angels are meeting with Tomoka, Mimi, Aoi, Kazue and Anzu while the Bravehearts and the members of the Family of Angels are happy to see them together in the court.

    “Great job, girls! You made Michiko and her team impressed with your inspiration” said Kotori.

    “It’s great that you girls are doing great with your Complete Synchronization Skill when you’re clashing against Michiko’s team” said Nozomi.

    “I’m so happy that you won that match, not just only with your determination, but with your pure heart” said Jun, who’s smiling gleefully.

    “Yeah, I agree, Jun-san! I know that my past had been forgotten, but it feels like I’m finally confident to see Michiko playing like a real braveheart” said Tomoka.

    “It’s awesome to see you and Michiko battling in the court. Also, you surprised her twice in stopping her” said Mimi.

    “Since you have impressed Michiko, Michiko had impressed you in return. You made her happy, she made you happy” said Aoi.

    “Yeah, it’s true, Aoi-san” said Tomoka.

    “Now that we’re heading to the final, we should be ready to find out who will be facing with” said Anzu.

    “If I remember correctly, we will be either facing the Temperate Celadon, Asumi’s team, or the Sounds and Maples. Hopefully, it will be Asumi’s” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “Yeah, I agree, Kazue-chan! That means, we will bat waiting for the other winner at the Recreational Center for the final” said Jun.

    “Yeah!” said the girls of the Rainbow Angels.

    Megumi would talk to Jun as she approaches to her closely. “Uh, you have to read this message.”

    “Whose message some from?” asked Jun.

    “It’s from Kentarō-san” said Megumi.

    “Oh, okay, Megumi-chan. I’ll see it” said Jun as she is opening a message from Kentarō. Unfortunately, Jun gasps when she sees the message from Kentarō.

    “What is it, Jun?” asked Nozomi.

    “It’s going to be the Sounds and Maples, Zomi-chan” said Jun.

    The girls of the Rainbow Angels gasp after Jun revealed the opponents for them in the final of the girls’ tournament of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament.

    “No way!” said Ayame.

    “The Temperate Celadon are so good. Why they lose that match?” said Nanako.

    “I just don’t know what’s happening in the other match” said Yurika Hashida.

    “Well, it looks like the girls of the Sounds and Maples are very defensive-minded in stopping Asumi and her team. The girls of the Sounds and Maples are led by Hikaru Maeyama, a small forward and a power forward from the Tamagawa Middle School” said Jun.

    “She’s a second year middle school student. She’s one year away from you, Tomoka” said Mayumi.

    “Yeah, Mayumi-san. That girl was a friend of Yumi in her neighborhood if you remember correctly” said Tomoka.

    “Also, she’s a shirt designer in her own shop” said Hitomi.

    “That girl was so cute, but apparently, her hair was the same as Mimi’s” said Sawako Ishihara.

    “Yep. Although the Sounds and Maples are more vigilant, they’re not coming from the Dragons of Ōta as most of them are taking their own stand to represent their own group” said Mimi.

    “I’m sure that we will see them later when the boys of our team will square off against their counterparts” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “Yeah, I’m sure that we will have to be ready in the final, but first, we’ll have to find out if the boys of our team will be able to stop those guys from the Sounds and Maples” said Akiko.

    “If there’s one thing that Subaru needs to motivate is his charisma, of course!” said Minako.

    “Yeah! I’m sure that we will see him in the court once again to stop Shinnosuke and the guys from the Sounds and Maples, but I have a feeling that those middle school students are much stronger to beat” said Nami.

    “That’s true, Hitomi-san. With the two matches against the Sounds and Maples will be next, we’ll have to eke them out to win the matches and importantly, our team will win the tournament” said Nozomi.

    “So, if we’re ready for our next match, we’ll make our plan to defeat them and win the tournament” said Aoi.

    “Yeah!” said the girls of the Rainbow Angels.

    “Anyway, there’s no time to stay in the court because the next match between the boys of the Rainbow Angels and the Sounds and Maples will be next” said Hanako Kotobuki.

    “Yeah!” said the girls of the Rainbow Angels. The girls of the Rainbow Angels have finally made it to the finals as they used their Complete Synchronization Skill to defeat Michiko Takeda and the Kirihara-Team Takeda. While Michiko was so happy that she impressed Tomoka, Tomoka was able to remember the past with her as well as calming down Kozue Hanabusa, who accidentally shoved Anzu in the third quarter. Now that their opponent in the final will be the Sounds and Maples, this is their moment to win the match, so that they’ll become the champions of the girls’ tournament of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament.

    The boys of the Rainbow Angels would appear to meet with the girls. Yumi and Kumi Kaneda would join as well,

    “Tomoka! I’m so happy to see you dazzling with your own playing style against Michiko, but as for me, I will do the same thing for you” said Subaru.

    “Of course, you will, Subaru-san! Just get ready with your gears on to battle against the Sounds and Maples” said Tomoka.

    “You got it!” said Subaru.

    “Well, if you girls are hungry for early dinner…” said Kumi Kaneda.

    “…then, we’ll give you your dinner right now before your next match” said Yumi Kaneda.

    “Okay!” said the girls of the Rainbow Angels.

    “Then, let’s watch the match between Subaru and his team against the Sounds and Maples!” said Jun.

    “Yeah!” said the girls of the Rainbow Angels while Subaru is delighted to see their determination coming alive for them as the match between the Rainbow Angels and the Sounds and Maples for the semifinal match of the boys’ tournament of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament will begin in a few minutes.

    [ENDING: Tenshi no 3P!/Angel's 3Piece! ED: Kusabi「楔」 by Baby’s breath]

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    Here is the profile of the Kirihara-Team Takeda. It is one of the teams that competed in the girls’ tournament of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament. This team is composed of Michiko’s new teammates in the Kirihara Middle School girls’ basketball team and the members of her own team, Team Takeda, and is led by Mariko Matagawa, a third year middle school student from the Kirihara Middle School.

    Kirihara-Team Takeda
    Kirihara Middle School Girls’ Basketball Team: Michiko Takeda, Mariko Matagawa, Asako Nishikawa, Rie Shiotani, Aina Kawaguchi, Nanami Fukuhara, Ayako Furoya, Haruka Igarashi, Noriyo Nosaka, Nako Sagawa, Miho Wakayama, Mayuko Katsumoto and Fumiko Suzaki


    Kirihara Middle School Girls’ Basketball Team
    Michiko Takeda: March 20 / SG-SF / 1MS-2 / Kirihara MS / Member of Family of Angels
    Mariko Matagawa: December 31 / PF / 3MS / Kirihara MS
    Asako Nishikawa: January 28 / PG / 3MS / Kirihara MS
    Rie Shiotani: August 22 / SG / 2MS / Kirihara MS
    Aina Kawaguchi: April 7 / C / 3MS / Kirihara MS / Cousin of Minako Kawaguchi
    Nanami Fukuhara: May 30 / PG / 3MS / Kirihara MS
    Ayako Furoya: October 21 / SG / 3MS / Kirihara MS
    Haruka Igarashi: March 11 / PF / 2MS / Kirihara MS
    Noriyo Nosaka; September 1 / C / 2MS / Kirihara MS
    Nako Sagawa: July 29 / SF / 2HS / Kirihara MS
    Miho Wakayama: November 24 / SF-PF / 1MS-1 / Kirihara MS
    Mayuko Katsumoto: February 4 / PG / 1MS-3 / Kirihara MS
    Fumiko Suzaki: February 26 / PF-SF / 1MS-3 / Kirihara MS


    Team Takeda: Michiko Takeda, Ayane Shirakawa, Haruko Kōyama, Kozue Hanabusa and Aika Sagawa

    Team Takeda (Kirihara Middle School)
    Michiko Takeda: March 20 / SG-SF / 1MS-2 / Kirihara MS
    Ayane Shirakawa: August 8 / SG / 1MS-2 / Kirihara MS
    Haruko Kōyama: January 26 / SF / 1MS-2 / Kirihara MS
    Kozue Hanabusa: November 18 / PF / 1MS-2 / Kirihara MS
    Aika Sagawa: June 17 / C / 1MS-2 / Kirihara MS


    UP NEXT: Chapter 144: “A Team from the Near West with Rustles and Vibrates: The Sounds and Maples”

    What a way to end the match with the girls of the Rainbow Angels defeating Michiko and the Kirihara-Team Takeda and they are going to the finals of the girls’ tournament of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament! Now that Tomoka and the girls have advanced to the finals, the boys of the Rainbow Angels are ready to have their chance to make it to the finals as well. It’s nice that this match was more intense than it was expected and here are the two reasons why I split Chapter 143 into two parts. One, I don’t want to post a chapter that has a long post. And two, I have clarifications to make the match more interesting for the audience of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament. In the first part that I posted last time, I really want to recall the past of Tomoka and her friends in the Shiromidai Elementary School because there’s something I want to make the flashback more dramatic. Then, for tonight’s update, I want the match to be more intense and more thrilling because Tomoka and Michiko have to face each other in the court like they’re going to clash with their special moves. I realize that this chapter was very long and I decided to cut it into two parts, so that I had to post it last Sunday and tonight. So, there are a lot of new characters I’m going to show you with, but it’s the best to see it in the next update. Speaking of the next update, the next chapter will be focused on a team that was coming from Den-en-chōfu and their members have strong potential to star in the game. What name of the team would be? Then, you’ll find out in the next update! So, I’ll see you on October 13 (Sunday) for the next update of Rooks, Knights and Bravehearts!
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    Re: Rooks, Knights and Bravehearts - The Ro-Kyu-Bu!/Tenshi no 3P! X High School DxD Crossover Series

    Last Friday (October 11), it was the birthday of Subaru Hasegawa, who is considered one of my favorite male protagonists I have seen. He is the male protagonist of Ro-Kyu-Bu! and he is considered one of the top players in his hometown in Tokyo for his game changing layup. If I want to compare someone who can match the level of Subaru Hasegawa, Subaru can be compared to Crispin John ‘CJ’ Cansino, a good friend of mine from my high school days in De La Salle Araneta University and a basketball player being the team captain of the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers men’s basketball team, because both Subaru and CJ are good in making their own shots that drives the ball into the basket. Subaru is voiced by Yūki Kaji, who is also the voice actor of Issei Hyodo (High School DxD), Clemont (Pokémon XY) and Rentarō Satomi (Black Bullet). Belated happy birthday, Subaru! And also, this chapter will be dedicated to Miku Itō, whose birthday was yesterday (October 12). Miku is a singer and a voice actress from Saitama. She is the leading voice actress of The Quintessential Quintuplets/Gotobun no Hanayome as she is voicing Miku Nakano. She recently released her album last July 24 with the title, “PopSkip”. Hopefully, Miku will continue making progress on her voice acting and music careers as she is going to return for another season of The Quintessential Quintuplets next year! Belated happy birthday, Miku! Now, speaking of quintessentially hyped for another match in the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament, let’s jump in to tonight’s update!

    In the previous chapter, the girls of the Rainbow Angels have defeated Michiko Takeda and the Kirihara-Team Takeda to advance to the final of the girls’ tournament of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament. This new chapter will be focused on one of the teams that have competed at the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament where they are coming from the Chōfu area of Ōta. The name of that team is the Sounds and Maples. Not only they are the opponents of the boys of the Rainbow Angels in the semifinals of the boys’ tournament, but also, they are the opponents of the girls of the Rainbow Angels in the final of the girls’ tournament. For tonight’s update, we’ll take a look at the match between the boys of the Sounds and Maples and the boys of the Rainbow Angels in the semifinals of the boys’ tournament. After that match, you’ll see the conclusion of the first part of this chapter when the other semifinal match between Ryuuichi Suga and the Magome Elites-Team Suga and the Winds of Den-en-chōfu had coming down to the wire. Which two teams will make it to the final of the boys’ tournament? All answers will be revealed tonight as here comes the first part of Chapter 144! Enjoy reading the first part of Chapter 144!

    The Sounds and Maples is a team that came from the western Ōta, which is based in Den-en-chōfu. They’re composed of the talented and unorthodox players that have stronger potential to show their quintessential willpower and frivolous energy. The group was co-led by Shinnosuke Nagashima (boys’ team) and Hikaru Maeyama (girls’ team). With their prowess and intelligence have been their strong characteristics for a team that have future talented players, the Sounds and Maples are hopefully going to make the future to show what the true potential of willpower has been stored for them. The Sounds and Maples would be facing the boys of the Rainbow Angels in the semifinals of the boys’ tournament of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament where the winner will advance to the final. While the match was ongoing, the girls of the Rainbow Angels would be talking with Michiko Takeda about their future. They would finally settle their new bonds of friendship as they’ll name their extended group: the Rainbow Angels, the same name that was competing at the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament. As the match continues with Subaru and his team being leading by 8, the boys of the Rainbow Angels continue to rally the game to the finish by defeating the boys of the Sounds and Maples to advance to the final. While the boys of the Rainbow Angels have defeated the boys of the Sounds and Maples in the first pair of the semifinal match, the other semifinal match between the Magome Elites-Team Suga and the Winds of Den-en-chōfu would be more contested. Both teams have gone back and forth before the final minute of the game. In the final moments of the game, Shigeru knocked the Nimbus Andesite Jumper to regain the lead, but Ryuuichi made the last laugh as he surprisingly passes the ball to his teammate Yukio Kamiya as the latter would shoot the game-winning three-point shot to end the match with the victory for the Magome Elites-Team Suga, who will be advancing to the final of the boys’ tournament of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament to face off the boys of the Rainbow Angels. It would be no surprise that the boys of Magome with Ryuuichi being the leader would try to dismantle the dominance of the tournament while giving Subaru and his boys a message that he will come out to destroy Subaru and his team once and for all. Despite he’s worrying about his rival, Subaru doesn’t want to give up now as he wants to make sure that his team will keep their pride, courage and willpower to win the tournament with their special moves. The motivation has been made and it’s up to Subaru and his friends to make the double championship in the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament.

    [OPENING: Tenshi no 3P!/Angel's 3Piece! OP: Habitaki no Birthday「羽ばたきのバースデイ」 by Baby’s breath]

    VOLUME 8: “A NEW ANGELIC AND HARMONIOUS ERA IN ŌTA”
    CHAPTER 144: “A TEAM FROM THE NEAR WEST WITH RUSTLES AND VIBRATES: THE SOUNDS AND MAPLES

    Now that the girls of the Rainbow Angels have defeated the Kirihara-Team Takeda to advance to the final, it’s time for the boys of the Rainbow Angels to do the same thing when they’ll take on the Sounds and Maples, led by Shinnosuke Nagashima, a second year middle school student from the Ōmori Dainana Middle School.

    Aina Furukawa is walking to the entrance of the Misawa Resort Hotel, alongside her classmates from the Niida Nishi Middle School. Aina is a former classmate of Tomoka Minato in the Shiromidai Elementary School and currently, a first year middle school student. Aina is also a member of the Akamatsu Lovers Club.

    Aina would see Murayama and Katase, who were on their way to go to the gate. When Murayama and Katase approach Aina, Aina greets them. “Welcome to the Misawa Resort Hotel and welcome to the Fuchsia and Celadon Week! How may I help you?”

    Murayama would talk to Aina first. “We want to watch the matches of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament.”

    Katase would add the sentence to complete their request. “Yeah, we heard about Subaru playing for that tournament.”

    “Oh, that Subaru-chan?” asked Aina.

    “Yeah!” said Murayama and Katase.

    Aina would finally understand about what the two girls going to do in the Misawa Resort Hotel. “Okay, I see what you’re planning, girls. There are two matches were ongoing, which is the semifinal matches for the boys’ tournament. Hopefully, you’ll see Subaru playing against the Sounds and Maples.”

    “Who are those Sounds and Maples?” asked Murayama.

    “There are a lot of middle school and high school students coming from the near west areas of Ōta. That group didn’t have any members of the Dragons of Ōta because they’re more influenced with a different group known as the Tokyo Maples Club” said Aina.

    “Wow! That’s a nice community group, Aina-san! I never expect to see that group before” said Murayama.

    “These young students are more getting along just like the other big groups do” said Katase.

    “Yeah. That group was also close friends with the Sakura South, a group that was composed of friends of the Nakano quintuplets from Suginami” said Aina.

    “Who are those girls?” asked Katase.

    “They are five cute high school students that they get along together. They are Ichika, Nino, Miku, Yotsuba and Itsuki” said Aina.

    “Are they friends of yours?” asked Murayama.

    “Yeah, they are friends of mine, who used to stay in Ōta for occasional days in weekends” said Aina.

    “I hope that we should meet them sometime” said Katase.

    “Yeah, you can meet them if you want, girls! They are so cute!” said Aina.

    “Yeah!” said Murayama and Katase.

    “By the way, I have to ask a question. Are you friends with Tomoka?” said Murayama.

    “Uh, yeah, I was able to stay loyal to Tomoka, even I was not happy about what happened to her long time ago. I’m very hostile to Michiko if I remember correctly” said Aina.

    “Oh, I see. Thankfully, you’re still sided with Tomoka, even she’s on a different school now” said Murayama.

    “Yeah, I agree” said Aina. Then, she gives Murayama and Katase some free coupons for food. “Anyway, here are the coupons you’ll redeem at the Food Area in the garden. If you are hungry right now, go buy those food there. You’ll never be hungry anymore.”

    “Okay!” said Murayama and Katase.

    “Then, enjoy your day at the Fuchsia and Celadon Week!” said Aina.

    “Okay, we will!” said Murayama and Katase as they wave goodbye to Aina before going to the Misawa Resort Hotel.

    As they’re now present at the Misawa Resort Hotel, they look at the activities being held for the Fuchsia and Celadon Week.

    “Wow! Look at these activities, Katase!” said Murayama. The scene changes to people participating at the activities organized by different groups including those from the Bravehearts. “There are so many of them!”

    “Yeah, Murayama. I can’t believe that I want to look at those activities to explore something new” said Katase.

    “Of course, Katase!” said Murayama before asking Katase a question. “Now, let’s see. Aina said that there matches going on in the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament. Where is the place they’re playing at?”

    “I don’t know, Murayama. I don’t think they’re all playing at the Recreational Center, but it’s not the finals yet” said Katase.

    “Oh, I see” said Murayama before seeing a crowd in one of the outdoor basketball courts being busy cheering for their teams. “Wait! I think that’s them!”

    “Well, yes, it was, Murayama. Uh, should we give these gifts to one who befriended you?” said Katase.

    “Oh, yes, Katase! We should meet the members of the Sounds and Maples to give these gifts to one of them” said Murayama.

    “Yeah! I think that we should watch their match at the Outdoor Basketball Court #1. They’re currently playing against Subaru and his team” said Katase.

    “Okay!” said Murayama as she and Katase would go to the Outdoor Basketball Court #1 to meet the members of the Sounds and Maples.

    As they meet Hikaru Maeyama, Murayama and Katase would greet her with their courage. “Hi, Hikaru-san!”

    “Oh, it’s you, Murayama-san and Katase-san. It’s nice to see you again” said Hikaru.

    “Yeah!” said Murayama and Katase.

    “We want you to have this gift” said Murayama.

    “From us, Hikaru-san!” said Katase.

    Hikaru would get the gift before unwrapping it. The gift was revealed to be a crimson-colored pendant. “Wow! It’s a pendant! I never wear that thing before!” Hikaru wears her new pendant into her neck. “It’s beautiful!”

    “Do you like it?” asked Katase.

    “Yeah, Katase-san! It was so beautiful! I can wear it for some occasional events for our group!” said Hikaru.

    “That’s right, Hikaru-san! We brought that in a jewelry store where there are lot of designs you can take. Take one color to design your own bracelet or pendant for yourself and voila! You’ll be cuter as expected!” said Katase.

    “Well, that was very nice! Thanks for the gift, Murayama-san and Katase-san! It was wonderful to see that pendant for a long time” said Hikaru.

    “You’re welcome, Hikaru-san!” said Murayama and Katase.

    “I know! Why I will tell you something secret about me, is that okay?” said Hikaru.

    “Okay!” said Murayama and Katase.

    While Hikaru talks to Murayama and Katase, the game was ongoing between the Rainbow Angels and the Sounds and Maples. The montage shows Subaru, Kazunari, Junichi Kamisaka, Masanobu Uehara and Junsei Watanabe doing their moves against the players of the Sounds and Maples. Also, Subaru would battle against Shinnosuke Nagashima, a point guard and a shooting guard for the Sounds and Maples. They were able to show their moves with each other while enabling their abilities.

    “Subaru had been shining with his abilities nowadays, Tomoka!” said Michiko.

    “Yeah, Michiko-san! If you look at his plays, he’s playing like a braveheart sensation” said Tomoka.

    “Being a braveheart sensation is his way of playing because he wants to be more determined to win. Whether he’s in Nashiba or in the Rainbow Angels, his principles of winning are not always on his mind to think about” said Jun.

    “Well, your statements are true, Jun. I believe that Subaru is going to be a future superstar when he’s going professional in the future” said Michiko.

    “Yep. That was his dream, Michiko-chan. To becoming a basketball superstar with his willpower and determination” said Jun.

    “Subaru had been playing basketball since his youth days, but he believes that he hadn’t lost his faith when he’s meeting with his opponents inside and out. That’s how Subaru doing great in playing basketball so far” said Megumi.

    “Yeah, Megumi-san! Being the captain of the Nashiba High School boys’ basketball team is his new occupation of him of being the greatest in Ōta. It was very promising for him as of now, but he’s ready to show to his opponents and rivals what true person with willpower has all about” said Tomoka.

    “Of course, Tomoka!” said Michiko. Then, Michiko would continue to talk with Tomoka. “Uh, Tomoka, I need to ask you one thing.”

    “Oh, okay” said Tomoka.

    “Do you ever been a braveheart for a long time since you have joined the Dragons of Ōta before?” asked Michiko.

    “Uh, not really, Michiko-san. I want to inspire him as one of the reasons of playing basketball and that’s why. I decided to join the Dragons of Ōta” said Tomoka.

    “You could have been ashamed of yourself if you’re revealing your secret by yourself” said Kozue.

    “Yeah, it would have been a disaster for me if I was telling the truth, Kozue-san, but I’m feeling confident that playing basketball was my favorite hobby for me if I want to be cheery after all” said Tomoka.

    “Well, I agree, Tomoka” said Michiko.

    “By the way, Michiko, have you ever been hanging out with us when you joined the Family of Angels?” asked Megumi.

    “Yeah, of course, Megumi! I always been part of you and your group when we’re having an activity for a day. It makes me wonder on how a group had worked together as a unit” said Michiko.

    “You got it, Michiko! I organized the Shining Camellia before merging with the other groups to form the Family of Angels. It was more like a beautiful name because we were also friends with those who were from Shiromidai” said Megumi.

    “Especially for Jun and her group, the Lien de Famille” said Hitomi.

    “Oh, yeah. I get it. I really don’t know what their secrets are, but I didn’t expect to hear those in my mind” said Michiko.

    “Well, you should keep your faith into your heart, Michiko. That’s what true bravehearts do to be blessed and inspired by everyone” said Jun.

    “It’s been a long time since you and I were best friends forever and hopefully, you’ll be able to trust me if I want you to do something for us” said Tomoka.

    “Of course, I will, Tomoka!” said Michiko.

    “Well, it’s nice that you and Michiko were able to develop your friendship again. That’s very sweet!” said Mimi.

    “And so cute too!” said Kazuko.

    “Yeah, it was!” said Tomoka.

    “If Tomoka and I will continue our bonds together, we might end up developing our friendship any longer” said Michiko.

    “Yeah, that’s true, Michiko. In Team Aurora, we always want to have friends who have true determination for themselves” said Hanako Kotobuki.

    “Also, anyone in our group can grow his or her friendship to anyone who’s with you. Expressive or passive, they have been developing their friendship with each other” said Mizuki.

    “Oh, yeah, I agree, Mizuki! Since the Family of Angels and Team Aurora have their ability to develop their friendship with others who have true hearts, they can grow together like the way friends do” said Tomoka.

    “With the rise of the extended groups in our organization, we should be ready to have new members who wants to be blessed and inspired by us” said Megumi.

    “It really expected to make an extended group for us, but I’m not sure what the name of the group would be” said Akiko.

    “I believe that the name of Rainbow Angels would be fit for our extended group” said Michiko.

    “Well, that would be nice, Michiko-chan! It’s true that we want to have harmonious enjoyment and unending smiles in the community. So, it will be better to bring something awesome and cute for our group once we’re growing our numbers by finding new friends like the new allies like Kazue, Yoshitsugu and so on” said Jun.

    “Yeah! That would make our group growing our determination to make the difference in the future” said Akiko.

    “If we want to grow continuously, we’ll expand our group just like the Innocent Charm and the Prestigious Charm did” said Natsumi Yamazaki.

    “Yeah!” said Jun.

    “I was thinking about too, Jun-chan. Rina Sugaya said that my group will be divided into two factions: the Prestigious Wind Ōta, allies of Hanako Kotobuki, while the other will be Kazuko and Mizuki’s own group” said Mimi.

    “I never heard about that, Mimi-chan. Sounds like your group had plans on expanding for an extended group” said Jun.

    “Uh, yeah. Team Aurora will be joining both Prestigious Wind Ōta and a new extended group that was proposed by Kazuko and Mizuki” said Mimi.

    “The big thing about expanding a group is that you need to develop your relationship with them, in order to let them join to your group” said Kazuko.

    “That’s why, the section 6-E has the most students who were close friends to us. I mean, they’re more conservative” said Mizuki.

    “I believe that most of the students from the section 6-E will join the Prestigious Wind Ōta if they are allies with Minae Kojima, Aimi Tokida, Hikari Endō, Hikaru Higuchi and Katsuei Manabe” said Yoko Shimizu.

    “Then, the rest will be joining Kazuko and Mizuki’s extended group” said Yurika Hashida.

    “Subaru’s paternal cousin, Sakiko, said that some of her friends will probably join Team Aurora since they’re believing in determination as well as their interests with Subaru” said Ayame Isurugi.

    “That’s right, Ayame-chan. Sakiko had been one of the members who have taken care of my group when Hanako, Kazuko, Mizuki, Junichi and I were not present. Sakiko had been helping my groupmates to contribute their efforts for activities they made. Both Sakiko and Kurumi Sato are ambitious minded” said Mimi.

    “Yeah, I agree, Mimi! Anyone in our group can lead for their honor because it’s their opportunity to grow our group’s development. Especially, when some are gone to other business things to do like training or service” said Hanako Kotobuki.

    “So, have you ever planned to expand your group after your group was part of the Prestigious Wind Ōta?” asked Aika.

    “Yes, of course. Hanako had been close friends with Rina since she was part of the student council. On the other hand, Mizuki had been active in student leadership for a long time before joining the basketball team. I’ll say that a true leadership can be made for our group if they have their determination to lead” said Mimi.

    “Then, if you will create the extended group for your group, I suggest that you’ll start knowing your friends first” said Aika.

    “That’s true, Aika-san. Since you have a lot of friends in the basketball camp last year, I think you should talk with them” said Tomoka.

    “Oh, okay, Tomoka-chan. I understand about what Aika said” said Mimi.

    “That’s good” said Tomoka.

    “I think that you’re right about the future of Team Aurora, Mimi” said Kotori.

    “Really?” asked Mimi.

    “Yeah! I think that we should work together to form an extended group since Ginga’s Pupils are your very close friends to you, Mimi. I like the way you lead when we’re in the training and now, you are doing great in helping our team to win. That’s why we need some partners to team up with our team” said Kotori.

    “Of course, Kotori-chan! Since you are part of Ginga’s Pupils, then I think that you’ll plan on letting your friends to join our group, so that our other friends will do the same thing” said Mimi.

    “You got that right, Mimi! Rina Minagawa, Chiyo Masuda, Noriko Toyama and Kazue Matsuoka are also planning on letting their friends to join as well. They’re very interested in forming an extended group for our team because they want to build more friendship with us through creating agenda for us to work together as a group” said Kotori.

    “Oh, okay! I see their plans are coming in our way to expand our group, Kotori. I hope that it would be turned into a reality when we’re start re-organizing our group through making an extended group” said Mimi.

    “Yeah!” said Kotori.

    “Uh, Mimi and Kotori, it looks like those two girls are talking with the captain of our opponents in the final” said Tomoka.

    “Yeah, I see that too, Tomoka-chan” said Mimi.

    “I don’t know if I remember these girls, Mimi and Tomoka. They might be acquaintances if you ask me” said Kotori.

    “Oh! I know those girls!” said Nozomi.

    “Who are they, Nozomi-san?” asked Tomoka.

    “They are Minami Murayama and Kaori Katase” said Nozomi.

    “They are the schoolmates of Issei in his school in Kuoh” said Jun.

    “Oh, I remember them before, Jun-san and Nozomi-san” said Tomoka before asking a question to her friends. “But why are they here?”

    “I believe that those two are friends of Hikaru Maeyama, even they have just recognized them for the first time” said Mayumi Nagakura.

    “Also, both Murayama and Katase are devils because they were affiliated Issei’s peerage” said Megumi.

    “That’s right, Megumi. The Sounds and Maples have been independent from the Dragons of Ōta since they were determined to have their own style of leading by adapting their own principles for their members to remember” said Jun.

    “Also, since they didn’t have any members from the Dragons of Ōta, they were more ambitious just like the Winding Current and the Temperate Celadon with their members who have faith and solidarity” said Nozomi.

    “Ah, I see, Nozomi-san. They are very inspired to lead their own group. I would expect to see them working together like the way we used to be” said Tomoka.

    “Yep” said Nozomi.

    “Right now, the match between our boys and their opponents, the Sounds and Maples, is more challenging and exciting as of now. Subaru and his boys were able to score more points while using their defense to grab more rebounds in the game” said Nozomi.

    “Yeah, it’s true, Nozomi-chan. If they keep this up, they’ll have the larger lead, but I’m not sure if Shinnosuke is ready to fight back” said Jun.

    “Shinnosuke had been playing for the Sounds and Maples, playing like a shooting deadeye because of his specialty in three-point shooting” said Kotori.

    “On the other hand, Subaru had adjusted his own lineup to battle against Shinnosuke and his team. This time, he’s using the players with more defense in the paint while some three-point shooters who have the key to score” said Yoko Shimizu.

    “I agree, Yoko-san. It’s getting better for our team now and this time, they’re ready to unleash their Complete Synchronization Skill” said Megumi.

    “Yeah!” said Yoko Shimizu, Kotori, Jun and Nozomi.

    “When Subaru and his boys are about to go clutch time, it’s time for them to get the job done with their own willpower” said Mimi.

    “Yeah, I agree, Mimi-san!” said Tomoka.

    The scoreboard was displayed while the whistle was blown by Katsuya Takasago, the son of Yuichi Takasago and a first year high school student from the Kamata High School. He is also a member of the Green Arrow Kamata, a group composed of young students from the district of Kamata. Katsuya would call the timeout of the Rainbow Angels after the Sounds and Maples cut the lead of the Rainbow Angels by 8 via a three-point shot. The score was 72 to 64 with 7:21 left in the game.

    “Rainbow Angels, timeout!” said Katsuya Takasago.

    The boys of the Rainbow Angels would be heading back to the court as Jirō Koganei is ready to talk with them about what their plan to do for the rest of the game. Despite the lead, the boys of the Rainbow Angels are ready to change their course of the strategy.

    “Alright, boys, listen up! Since we’re up by 8, we must score more points to have a big rally. Also, let’s make sure that the Complete Synchronization Skill will be activated once your teamwork meter is high. Okay?” said Jirō.

    “Yeah, Jirō-sensei!” said the boys of the Rainbow Angels.

    “Also, Shinsuke informed me that we must keep an eye on one of Shinnosuke’s abilities, called the Supersonic Possessor. He can bank three-point shots at any area he goes when he’s running through his acceleration, giving the players to pass the ball to him. He will get easy three-point shots beyond the arc” said Jirō.

    “If we can stop him with the Redgate Formation, we will be able to let him miss the three-point shots away from us” said Subaru.

    “Yeah, I agree, Subaru! It must be happened right now” said Jirō.

    “So, what else we have to work on to stop the Sounds and Maples?” asked Kazunari.

    “The other thing we need to stop is their defensive formation, the Sheered Sound Triangle. With the Redgate Formation, we need to deliver some defensive stops on them, so that we will have a chance to grab the ball easily. Of course, the Miracle Redgate would also be applied too” said Jirō.

    “That is if the Complete Synchronization Skill is now activated” said Banri.

    “You got it, Banri!” said Jirō.

    “When it comes to the Redgate Formation, everyone can stop their opponents through their speed and acceleration. That means, they’ll use their defensive stop to break their opponents’ fast break plays in one swift” said Shinsuke.

    “That’s right, Shinsuke. Once we’ll be able to rally around to score more points, we’ll be able to seal the game and make it to the final” said Jirō.

    “I hope that we will all do it to make sure that we’ll stop Shinnosuke and his teammates with our Complete Synchronization Skill through our Redgate Formation” said Subaru.

    “Yeah, Subaru!” said Jirō before he stands up to call the boys for the team chant. “We should be ready, boys. This is our Rainbow Angels where everyone will be determined to show our willpower and strength.”

    “Yeah! Let’s do the chant, Jirō-kun!” said Subaru.

    “You got it!” said Jirō. Jirō would place one hand before Subaru and his boys would also place their hands on Jirō’s hand as they’re going to do their team chant as they’ll give their strength to make themselves stronger this time. Jirō would shout first. “One, two, three…”

    Then, the boys of the Rainbow Angels shout together in unison. “Let’s go, Rainbow Angels!”

    Part 2 will be on the next post.

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    Re: Rooks, Knights and Bravehearts - The Ro-Kyu-Bu!/Tenshi no 3P! X High School DxD Crossover Series

    Volume 8: "A New Angelic and Harmonious Era in Ōta" | Chapter 144: "A Team from the Near West with Rustles and Vibrates: The Sounds and Maples"

    Part 2

    Rainbow Angels: Junichi Kamisaka (PG), Subaru Hasegawa (SG), Kazunari Uehara (SF), Masanobu Uehara (PF), Kōichi Aoyama (C)
    Sounds and Maples: Shinnosuke Nagashima (PG), Mitsuaki Ishino (SG), Tatsunori Fujita (SF), Mitsugi Kurosawa (PF), Terumasa Kamiya (C)

    Junichi battles against Shinnosuke in the court before Junichi would perform the crossover move on Shinnosuke. Then, Junichi steps back before driving past Shinnosuke with his special move, Azure Dragon Illusion Drive, and passes the ball to Subaru with the Azure Sword Pass.

    “Shoot the ball, Subaru!” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “Okay!” said Subaru as he shoots the ball with the Phantom Shot in the corner and the ball drives to the basket.

    Then, Shinnosuke goes for the between the legs move on Junichi before doing his move, the Dragonback Boomburst, as he drives past Junichi with his strength before passing the ball to Terumasa Kamiya, who would dunk the ball with the driving clutch.

    Kazunari would perform the behind the back move on Tatsunori Fujita before doing the crossed spin move to drive away from his opponent.

    “I’ll go for it, Kazunari!” said Masanobu Uehara.

    “Sure!” said Kazunari as he passes the ball to Masanobu with the no-look version of the Moonlight Swift.

    “That was the no-look pass!” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “Kazunari had cleared his way to pass the ball with that pass in one swift!” said Naoko.

    Masanobu Uehara posts up for a bit before driving his way to shoot the ball with the Gleaming Hook, a variant of a hook shot.

    Mitsuaki Ishino grabs the ball from the pass by Shinnosuke before shooting the ball with the Rising Note Shot, a variant of a convertible jump shot. Then, Kazunari drives past Tatsunori with the Moonlight Swift, using the spin move before passing the ball to Junichi Kamisaka.

    “What you got, Junichi? Do you have skills to stop me?” asked Shinnosuke as he’s guarding Junichi Kamisaka with his ability, the Iron Soul Composer.

    “You’re not gonna away with this!” said Junichi Kamisaka as he drives past Shinnosuke with the Azue Dragon Illusion Drive and then, heading to the paint as he’s about to shoot the ball with the Azure Phantom Shot, but Terumasa blocks the shot in an easy way.

    “Get that shot out of here! You don’t belong here!” said Terumasa, raising his strength with hustle. Junichi Kamisaka gasps in horror when his shot got blocked.

    Mitsuaki Ishino grabs the ball with the rebound and runs through the other side of the court. Mitsuaki shouts at Mitsugi as he’s passing the ball with the Quickgather Pass. “Mitsugi-kun!”

    The ball would be caught by Mitsugi with both hands and then, Mitsugi would shoot the ball with the Maple Heart Three-Point Revolver. The ball drives to the basket quickly and the scoreboard is displayed with the score of 83 to 73 with 4:55 left in the game.

    “Great shot, Mitsugi-kun!” said Hikaru Maeyama.

    “That three-point shot was totally awesome!” said Hana Kasahara, a member of the Sounds and Maples.

    “Just keep it up!” said Kaori Nakatsuka, a member of the Sounds and Maples.

    “Thanks, girls! I can’t feel the pressure of our team now!” said Mitsugi Kurosawa.

    “Yeah!” said Hikaru, Hana and Kaori.

    Then, Kazunari would be double teamed by Tatsunori and Mitsugi, who were forming the Stonebound Double Play.

    “Crap! He’s double teamed!” said Shinsuke Nagatomo.

    “Those boys are really good in defense!” said Kimiya Katsura.

    “We can’t let that happen!” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “Yeah!” said Subaru. As Subaru would shout at Kazunari, Kazunari steps back hearing what Subaru will about to say. “Just get them out!”

    “Sure thing!” said Kazunari as he goes for the Moonlight Swift, driving past both Tatsunori and Mitsugi with the acceleration before going to shoot the ball with the Moonshot, but Mitsugi blocks the shot.

    “Oh no, you don’t!” said Mitsugi as he’s using the Stonebound Blocker to block Kazunari’s special move. Kazunari gasps after his shot got blocked.

    “No way! Kazunari’s shot got blocked!” said Satsuki.

    “That is not good. Kazunari is good in doing inside shots, but those guys from the Sounds and Maples are really good on defense” said Tae.

    “Yeah, I’m having a feeling that the boys are struggling now” said Aoi.

    “How come?” asked Saori Aoyama.

    “The players of the Sounds and Maples are really good in fooling their opponents around with their defense while the Stonebound Circle is their lethal injection to good defense” said Aoi.

    “There seems to be a problem in our inside shooting when Subaru and his teammates are going for that. It’s because Shinnosuke had the ability to use his ability, the Iron Soul Composer” said Tae.

    “Well, that would be dangerous to stop him, Aoi” said Saori.

    “Yeah, Saori” said Aoi.

    “I know that our boys need to stop that defense, but they’re falling short” said Satsuki.

    “Of course, Zono. That’s how the beauty of defense for the Sounds and Maples. They are bonded with their own strength by analyzing their opponents before going to take an action to stop them” said Aoi.

    “Ah, now, I understand, Aoi” said Tae.

    “This is going to be much crucial as our boys get to get away from them if they would go on with another strategy” said Satsuki.

    “I’m sure that they will” said Aoi.

    “Yeah” said Tae and Satsuki.

    “I agree, Aoi” said Saori.

    Tatsunori grabs the ball for the rebound before doing the Green Arrow Pass as he’s shouting at Mitsuaki. “Ishino-kun!”

    Mitsuaki would manage to get the ball before Subaru steps in with his pivot to guard Mitsuaki.

    “You shall not drive past me now, Mitsuaki!” said Subaru.

    “Then, I’ll go with the other side too!” said Mitsuaki as he goes somewhere to get away from Subaru, but before he knows it, Kōichi stops him with his defensive stop.

    “You’re not going anywhere!” said Kōichi.

    “Ah, crap! You got me!” said Mitsuaki.

    “Now, it’s time to pay the price!” said Kōichi.

    “You betcha, Kōichi!” said Subaru as he snatches the ball with his fuchsia aura on his eyes before getting the ball for the steal.

    “Oh no! They got the ball!” said Tatsunori.

    “Stop him, boys!” said Shinnosuke.

    “Yeah!” said the boys of the Sounds and Maples as they’re switching their focus to defense.

    “There they come!” said Kazunari.

    “Now, form our Redgate Formation!” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “Okay!” said Kazunari, Masanobu Uehara and Kōichi as the red auras are coming out in their auras to form their defensive play, the Redgate Formation. Subaru and Junichi Kamisaka would also let their red auras coming out to have their Redgate Formation activate.

    Subaru would go for the spin move on Mitsuaki before passing the ball to Masanobu Uehara. Masanobu would go for the Blossom Incinerator as he doubles his strength to post up against Mitsugi. Then, Masanobu moves Mitsugi away with that special move before aiming to shoot the ball with the Boom Gleamer, a driving layup.

    However, Shinnosuke is determined to block Masanobu’s shot as he’s going for the block.

    “Watch out, Masanobu! He’s going to block you!” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “Huh?” asked Masanobu Uehara, but before he knows it, Shinnosuke is jumping high to block the shot.

    “Get that shot out of here! You’re not gonna have one!” said Shinnosuke.

    The members of the Rainbow Angels gasps in horror when Shinnosuke blocked Masanobu’s shot with the Shimmering Iron Note, a special blocking move.

    “Shinnosuke is way too strong!” said Tomoe.

    “There’s no way they can stop him with his defense!” said Megumi Jinno.

    “As he’s the captain of the Sounds and Maples, he can do whatever he wants to make his opponents in pain” said Elf.

    “Come on, Subaru! Just fight it back!” said Masamune.

    “Yeah! You can’t lose your willpower without getting another opportunity to have a second chance!” said Sagiri.

    Subaru would motivate himself after hearing the words of Masamune and Sagiri.
    “I got it. That should not end without me!” Subaru would run faster before grabbing the ball by reaching with his right hand.

    “Whoa! What was that?” said Shinnosuke.

    “Subaru is running with his Redgate Ignition to get the ball!” said Tomoka.

    “He’s not giving up now!” said Mimi.

    Subaru would continue running in the corner before he would battle against Mitsuaki. “You want to stop me? Then, let’s see if you prove that you stopped me.”

    “Okay, I will!” said Mitsuaki as he goes for the pivot before Subaru dribbles the ball while powering up with his strength.

    “He’s going with the Redgate Ignition!” said Dairoku.

    “That should power him up faster!” said Mito.

    “You should be more motivated to have that, Subaru! Show him what he proves to be the Braveheart Sensation!” said Sōichi Aoyama.

    Subaru would step back with one inch before driving past Mitsuaki with the Redgate Ignition.

    Mitsuaki can’t able to stop Subaru as he’s feeling alright with the drive being stronger than before. “Ah! His strength was too strong!” Mitsuaki falls to the ground, helpless before Subaru would shoot the ball with the Phantom Floater and the ball drives to the basket. [Rainbow Angels 85, Sounds and Maples 73]

    “Is that a combination of ankle breaker…” said Tsubaki.

    Hiiragi would complete the sentence. “… and Redgate Ignition?”

    “Yeah, I believe that it was, TsubaHii” said Natsuhi.

    “One of the things that the Redgate Ignition had is that that move can be used for ankle breaking their opponents without doing the crossover move” said Daisuke Kikuchi.

    “That combination really is proving well for Subaru, Daisuke and Natsuhi” said Tsubaki.

    “He’s getting better with the combination of moves when it comes to intense battles like this” said Hiiragi.

    “Yep!” said Daisuke.

    “Yeah!” said Natsuhi.

    Kazunari would give Subaru a high five as the former was proud of the latter. “Nice move, Subaru! You prove him with that combination!”

    “Thanks, Kazunari-kun! I’m feeling good right now with that combination move. I really can’t wait to use it once I’m going on fire now” said Subaru.

    “Yeah, but now, we should activate our Complete Synchronization Skill right before the boys of the Sounds and Maples are trying to catch up on us” said Kazunari.

    “You got it, Kazunari-kun!” said Subaru.

    The game continues with the boys of the Rainbow Angels are now using their red auras to activate their Complete Synchronization Skill, the Brave Rainbow Strategy. Subaru would observe his opponents while running through the side of the court.

    Shinnosuke would battle against Junichi Kamisaka as the former would go for the between the legs move on Junichi.

    Junichi Kamisaka would focus on his brain about stopping Shinnosuke. “Thank, Junichi, think. You got this. You must stop him with your defense. Just like what Tomoka did in her match against Michiko, I’m going to do this.” Junichi positions himself to use the Azure Dragon ability before starting to guard Shinnosuke tightly.

    “Oh, you’re trying to stop me?” asked Shinnosuke. Junichi Kamisaka nods his face, saying that he will stop Shinnosuke with his defensive play just like how Tomoka did. Shinnosuke would warmly laugh a little before saying to him. “Okay, then. I’ll go with that! So, let’s duel!”

    “Yeah!” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    Shinnosuke would step back before doing the crossover move on Junichi Kamisaka, but Junichi dodges the moves with his pivot.

    “Oh, look, Tomoka! Junichi is trying to stop Shinnosuke with the moves you did against Michiko earlier” said Megumi Kadokawa.

    “Ah! I get it. So, he’s trying to emulate me because of the moves I did. That’s interesting” said Tomoka.

    “When it comes to Junichi’s Azure Dragon ability, he can do anything he wants because he’s deserved to prove well” said Kazue Ōgaki.

    “Although he is not part of the varsity team, he said that he’s going to help his team to win the game for the honor of our Bravehearts” said Hitomi.

    “That might be awesome to see that, Hitomi-san. I mean, Junichi had been working his way to dazzle his moves” said Tomoka.

    “Yeah, that’s true, Tomoka-san!” said Hitomi.

    Shinnosuke would go for the acceleration drive with his Dragonback Boomburst, trying to get away from Junichi Kamisaka. He successfully makes it, but he didn’t know that Junichi is smiling. “What are you smiling at?”

    “You don’t know what’s going to happen next, Shinnosuke?” asked Junichi Kamisaka.

    “I don’t know, but don’t ask me for that” said Shinnosuke.

    “You’ll see” said Junichi Kamisaka as he runs faster to stop Shinnosuke with the same move Shinnosuke did earlier.

    “What?! You gotta be kidding me!” said Shinnosuke.

    “That’s right, Shinnosuke. If you’re gonna mess me up, then I’m going to respond it back” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “Oh, man! You’re too strong, but you can’t stop me with my shot!” said Shinnosuke as he shoots the ball with the Rustling Breeze Converter, a variant of a pullup jump shot.

    However, Junichi Kamisaka uses the contest to challenge Shinnosuke’s shot. “You’ll not gonna get away with this!” The shot contest was successful as Shinnosuke’s special move was missed with the ball bounces off from the backboard rim and out.

    “What?!” exclaimed Shinnosuke. “It misses the shot!”

    “You got that right, Shinnosuke! My defense is now better, thanks to my Azure Dragon ability” said Junichi Kamisaka while Shinnosuke growls in anger.

    “Alright! He made Shinnosuke’s shot missed!” said Megumi Kadokawa.

    “Looks like he’s taking his own playing style to prove that he’s the Azure Dragon!” said Hitomi.

    “Yeah! I can’t believe that Junichi is now ready to take over the court with his teammates after powering up with their Complete Synchronization Skill” said Tomoka.

    “You bet, Tomoka!” said Megumi Kadokawa while Hitomi winks on Tomoka.

    Kazunari would grab the ball for the rebound before passing the ball to Masanobu with the Moonlight Swift. “Masanobu-kun!”

    Masanobu Uehara grabs the ball easily with his hustle. “I got it!” Masanobu would drive to the other side of the court. Junichi Kamisaka and Shinnosuke run to catch up with Masanobu.

    “I’m not gonna let this happen if he’s trying to go for the shot!” said Shinnosuke.

    “Then, if you run, then I’ll run too!” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “Let’s go, Junichi!” said Masanobu Uehara as he passes the ball to Junichi Kamisaka with the Winding Tree Pass.

    Junichi Kamisaka smiles to Masanobu before facing against Shinnosuke. “You bet!” Junichi Kamisaka would go for the pivot as he’s doing the behind the back move on Shinnosuke before switching his use of hands.

    “You’re lucky, aren’t you?” asked Shinnosuke.

    “Oh, yeah! I can feel the strength of mine if you’re going to see this move! I’m going to steer it by myself!” said Junichi Kamisaka as he drives past Shinnosuke with the Azure Dragon Illusion Drive.

    “He’s driving past Shinnosuke!” said Nozomi.

    “That Azure Dragon ability have never paid off for Junichi to groove his own style” said Sora.

    “Yeah, I agree, Sora-chan! Junichi Kamisaka had been the Azure Dragon for our group, but he can’t match with the other Azure Dragons until he was able to move on to another level” said Jun.

    “The only thing that Junichi will do is that he should be part of the varsity team in Keishin. Although he’s not joining the tryout last Tuesday, he may have planned to join the team right before the prefectural tournament” said Kurumi.

    “Of course, Kurumi-chan! He might be lucky if he’s going to make the cut, but I’m sure that there are lot of players in that team. So, Junichi might end up joining the reserves team for a while” said Jun.

    “Well, that would be nice to have him playing for the reserve team, but Junichi said that even he’s not joining the varsity team, he will help the Family of Angels and the Rainbow Angels to grow their determination and inspiration for us” said Nozomi.

    “Hum, I’m confident that he’s determined to do whatever he takes for our group to be inspired” said Sora.

    “Just like the other members of the Family of Angels, who can show their generous smiles and blissful memories to be filled for their friends in the community” said Kurumi.

    “You got that right, Kurumi-chan!” said Jun. “It would be awesome to have our members inspiring everyone who have pure hearts and warmest smiles, but I’m sure that they’re ready to explore more.”

    “Yeah!” said Nozomi, Sora and Kurumi.

    Junichi Kamisaka passes the ball to Kōichi with the Azure Sword Pass before Kōichi shooting the ball with the Mountain Climber Clutch in the paint. [Rainbow Angels 87, Sounds and Maples 73]

    Tatsunori would drive past Kazunari with the Ironwork Arrow Drive and the, passing the ball to Shinnosuke with the Green Arrow Pass. Shinnosuke would shoot the ball with the Rustling Breeze Converter, a variant of a pullup jump shot.

    Kazunari would go for the crossover move on Tatsunori before stepping back and passing the ball to Subaru with the Moonlight Swift. Subaru does the crossover move on Mitsuaki before dashing in to drive past Mitsuaki with the Miracle Redgate. Subaru would shoot the ball with the Phantom Shot in the post to score another two points for the Rainbow Angels.

    “Nice shot, Subaru-san!” said Tomoka.

    “You’re on fire now!” said Mimi.

    “He’s now finally coming to get his team the victory for sure!” said Megumi.

    Shinnosuke would shoot the ball with the Quickmaple Twister over the face of Junichi Kamisaka. Then, Kazunari tries to go for the Moonshot to counter it back, but it misses. Kōichi tries to get the ball for the rebound, but Terumasa grabs the ball by his own ability, Corkscrew Hustler.

    “I’ll take that!” said Terumasa after getting the ball with his ability. Terumasa runs through the other side of the court before passing the ball to Mitsuaki with the Maple Rustler Pass. “We still have our chance!”

    “Yep! We still indeed have our chance to win!” said Mitsuaki when he gets the ball from the special move by Terumasa. Mitsuaki tries to drive past Subaru, but Subaru activates the Redforce Succession, shining like a braveheart.

    “Not so fast!” said Subaru as he uses his pivot to battle against Mitsuaki. Mitsuaki steps back before Shinnosuke’s Supersonic Possessor activates in a second. “Oh, crap! Shinnosuke is coming to shoot!”

    “Don’t’ let that guy shoot with your strength, boys!” said Jirō.

    “Okay!” said Masanobu Uehara and Kōichi as they’re trying to stop Shinnosuke from getting the ball, but Mitsuaki passes the ball to Shinnosuke with the Quickgather Pass.

    “You’re not gonna catch me, you idiots!” said Shinnosuke as he grabs the ball faster before banking the Quickmaple Twister, a variant of a three-point shot. [Rainbow Angels 91, Sounds and Maples 81]

    “Shinnosuke had banked the three-point shot! He’s not done yet!” said Yumi Kaneda.

    “This is not good. It looks like he’s using the Supersonic Possessor, so that he can shoot 3s easily” said Anzu.

    “That Shinnosuke guy is focused on creating a comeback for his team. I believe that this would be harder than the boys thought” said Michiko.

    “I hope that Subaru and his boys will try to shut that ability down” said Kōme.

    “Of course, Subaru will have to do it, girls. I believe that Subaru has the eyes to keep on with his Redgate Observer” said Mariko.

    “Yeah, I hope that he will, Mariko-san” said Michiko.

    “Subaru should be confident to make his strategy powering up as long as he and his teammates will charge their way to groove” said Yumi Kaneda.

    “Yeah!” said Anzu, Kōme, Michiko and Mariko.

    Subaru would pass the ball to Junichi Kamisaka with the Redgate Pass before Junichi Kamisaka battles against Shinnosuke once again. This time, the Iron Soul Composer and the Azure Dragon are clashing with their stamina about to drop for Junichi and Shinnosuke.

    “Hopefully, you’ll not be able to shoot that ball, Junichi, because I’m going to get you!” said Shinnosuke as he’s trying to steal the ball.

    “Oh, yeah? Then, how about this?!” said Junichi Kamisaka as he goes for the pump fake on Shinnosuke before shooting the ball with the Azure Phantom Shot. His shot was successful, extending his team’s lead to 12 with 1:45 left in the game. [Rainbow Angels 93, Sounds and Maples 81]

    “Junichi had once again proved that he’s dazzling with his Azure Dragon ability!” said Mimi.

    “I’m lucky to see Junichi making his way to shoot his special shot after battling Shinnosuke out in the court” said Hanako Kotobuki.

    “I’m sure that this will take care of their lead, Hanako-san. Looks like they’re about to advance to the final” said Megumi Kadokawa.

    “Yeah, Megumi-chan!” said Hanako Kotobuki.

    “I’m delighted to see Junichi Kamisaka grooving in to stop Shinnosuke. It feels like Junichi had been on fire just like Subaru did earlier” said Tomoka.

    “You got that right, Tomoka! Junichi is good in playing with his Azure Dragon ability. Once he is on fire, he’s taking the court with the help of his teammates to win the easily” said Jirō.

    “He is very confident to have his team getting the charm and now, he and Subaru are going to face a difficult challenge once they’re going to the final later tonight” said Tomoka.

    “Exactly, Tomoka. We’ll find out who will be facing in the final. I don’t know it’s going to be the Winds of Den-en-chōfu, the team that they faced in the elimination round in their first match, or Ryuuichi Suga and his team” said Jirō.

    “Yeah, I believe that this would be tougher challenge for both Junichi and Subaru, but I’m sure that someone had watched that match” said Tomoka.

    “Yeah, that’s true, Tomoka. By the way, Kazuhiro assigned the half of his team to watch the other semifinal match in the Basketball Court #2” said Jirō.

    “Oh, I see. So, we’ll have to wait the final score of the other match” said Tomoka.

    “You bet, Tomoka!” said Jirō.

    Shinnosuke would grab the ball from the pass by Tatsunori before he would be confronted by Subaru and Junichi Kamisaka.

    “Checkmate, Shinnosuke!” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “There’s no way you can go!” said Subaru.

    “Oh, yeah, we’ll see about that!” said Shinnosuke as he uses the Iron Soul Composer, trying to drive past both Subaru and Junichi.

    “There it goes! Two-on-one” said Saki.

    “Subaru and Junichi battle against the leader of the Sounds and Maples” said Maho.

    “This is getting interesting for a match like this, Maho-san and Saki-san. I hope that both Subaru and Junichi will be able to stop that guy with their abilities they have” said Miyu Aida.

    “Of course, they will, Miyu!” said Saki.

    “There’s no way Subaru and Junichi will lose their battle against that guy because Subaru and Junichi know that they’re proving the ground against him throughout the game” said Maho.

    “They definitely have the guts to stop that guy together. I have a feeling that Subaru and Junichi are a great duo for the Rainbow Angels, working together as a team” said Miyu Aida.

    “Yeah!” said Saki and Maho.

    Subaru and Junichi would use their pivots through their abilities to stop Shinnosuke from moving his way to the paint to score. Shinnosuke steps back before doing the spin move to get away from Subaru and Junichi, trying to shoot the ball with the Rustling Breeze Converter, but Subaru uses the shot contest to make sure that Shinnosuke’s shot to be missed.

    “Oh no, you don’t, Shinnosuke! You will not gonna have the chance to take the moment!” said Subaru, forcing his way to make Shinnosuke’s shot miss. Unfortunately for Subaru, Mitsugi grabs the ball for the offensive rebound. “Ah, he got that ball quickly!”

    “I’ll make sure that you’ll have three-point shot to shoot, Shinnosuke!” said Mitsugi.

    “Okay, Mitsugi!” said Shinnosuke.

    “Here it comes! It’s that the Supersonic Possessor again!” said Kazunari.

    “Then, I’ll have to stop that ability by myself!” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “Then, go for it, Junichi!” said Subaru.

    “Don’t lose your defense!” said Kazunari.

    “Okay!” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    Mitsugi passes the ball to Shinnosuke with the Twisted Shredder Pass due to the Supersonic Possessor and then, Shinnosuke tries to shoot the ball with the Quickmaple Twister from beyond the arc. However, Junichi Kamisaka would run quickly and jump high to go for the shot contest.

    “What the?!” said Shinnosuke.

    “You’re not gonna have that one, Shinnosuke!” said Junichi Kamisaka as he goes for the shot contest on Shinnosuke’s special move. The ball would bounce off from the rim and Shinnosuke’s shot was missed.

    Shinnosuke was surprised that his special move got missed, much to the delight of Junichi Kamisaka.

    “Alright! Junichi had stopped the Supersonic Possessor!” said Tomoka.

    “He’s using his ability to stop that move, making his way to shot that shot!” said Megumi Kadokawa.

    “That’s awesome, Tomoka and Megumi! I believe that our boys have dashed the hopes of Shinnosuke and his team away as they’re going to walk away with the victory” said Mimi.

    “You got it, Mimi!” said Tomoka while Megumi Kadokawa smiles to Mimi.

    Masanobu Uehara grabs the ball for the rebound before passing the ball to Junichi Kamisaka. Junichi Kamisaka would run through the other side of the court before passing the ball to Kazunari with the Azure Sword Pass. Kazunari would drive Tatsunori with the Moonlight Swift before doing spin move on Mitsuaki. Then, Kazunari passes the ball to Subaru with the same move and this allows Subaru to shoot the ball with the Phantom Three-Point Shot and the ball drives to the basket.

    “Nice shot, Subaru!” said Aoi.

    “You’re doing a great job alongside Junichi to stop Shinnosuke!” said Saori.

    “That was a nice play between the two of you!” said Satsuki.

    “You rock, Subaru and Junichi! Well done!” said Tae.

    “Thanks, girls!” said Subaru and Junichi Kamisaka.

    Later, Mitsuaki misses the Iron Sonicboom Three, a variant of a three-point shot, in the corner beyond the arc and then, Subaru and his team were able to have their defensive stop against the Sounds and Maples in the final minutes of the team before the time has running out.

    Yukinobu Kubo blows the whistle and announces the final score of the match. “Game over! The Rainbow Angels wins the match and will advance to the final!” The scoreboard was displayed with the final score of the match with the Rainbow Angels defeated the Sounds and Maples, 96-81.

    “Alright! We won the match, boys!” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “Yeah!” said the boys of the Rainbow Angels as they’re celebrating their win against the boys of the Sounds and Maples.

    “That means, we’re now going to the final, Junichi! We’re finally reaching our goal!” said Subaru.

    “Yeah, Subaru-kun! It seems that we’re finally ready to have a serious challenge in the final” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “You bet!” said Subaru.

    “Now, we’re going to face either the Winds of Den-en-chōfu or the Magome Elites-Team Suga in the final” said Kazunari.

    “Yep. The final will take place at the Recreational Center later tonight” said Subaru.

    “Which means that we’ll be waiting our opponent in the final in a few minutes” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “Yeah!” said Subaru and Kazunari.

    The other members of the Rainbow Angels would meet the boys of the Rainbow Angels in the court.

    “Subaru!” said Tomoka and Aoi.

    “Tomoka! Aoi!” said Subaru as Subaru hugs Tomoka and Aoi.

    “It looks like your will be going to the final too!” said Aoi.

    “Yep. It’s easy to defeat them with our Complete Synchronization Skill going impact for our performance” said Subaru.

    “With that win, we’re ready to enter to the Recreational Center for the final tonight” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “Alright! That’s awesome, Subaru-san and Junichi-san! I can’t believe that our team will be going to the Recreational Center tonight” said Tomoka.

    “Yeah, it’s really happening, Tomoka! I know that this will be our night to win the tournament and now, we’re reaching our goal in winning the tournament” said Subaru.

    “Yep. I agree!” said Tomoka.

    “Since it’s almost 6 in the evening, we’ll be waiting for an hour to have the finals started very soon” said Aoi.

    “Of course, Aoi-san! If we win the tournament, we’ll win 10,000 yen, which will be used for the vacation in Nagoya” said Subaru.

    “And also, we’ll be planning to make the Rainbow Angels being the extended group for the Family of Angels” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “That would be awesome… wait a minute, Junichi. Did you say, ‘extended group’?” said Jun.

    “Yeah! I have been thinking about this because Megumi and I have been planning this for a long time” said Junichi Kamisaka.

    “Really?” asked Jun.

    “Yeah! Since the Family of Angels will be planning to expand very soon, we’ll be finding more allies to be friends with us” said Megumi Kadokawa.

    “Well, that would be better for us to have our own hierarchy since we’re ready to be more blessed and inspired this year” said Jun.

    “With all of us ready for the expansion of the Bravehearts, we’ll be ready to grow together as one family of bravehearts and angels!” said Tomoka.

    “Yeah!” said the members of the Rainbow Angels.

    Later, the players of the Rainbow Angels and the Sounds and Maples bow together before Yukinobu Kubo to thank him for officiating the game. “Thank you very much!”

    As the boys of the Rainbow Angels are heading to the bench as they’re going to take a rest for a bit to meet up with their allies. Suddenly, a phone was ringing on Subaru’s pants. Subaru would pull phone out from the pockets of his pants to find out who’s calling him. “Hello.”

    A voice comes out from Subaru’s phone. “Oh, Subaru! It’s me, Mika Nakano.”

    “Mika-san! It’s you! I can’t believe that you have called me just in time” said Subaru.

    “Yeah! Where’s Kazuhiro?” said Mika Nakano.

    Kazuhiro Hatakenaka raises his hands as he’s accompanied by his friends. “I’m here, Mika!”

    “Oh, it’s you, Kazuhiro! You come here too?” said Tomoka.

    “Yeah, I’m just about to ask Mika on what’s going on with the other match” said Kazuhiro.

    “Then, you should talk to Mika on my phone. So, will you go first?” said Subaru.

    “Oh, sure” said Kazuhiro before Subaru gives him a phone. “Hi, Mika!”

    “Hi, Kazuhiro! So, how’s the match between Subaru’s team and the Sounds and Maples? Who won?” said Mika.

    “It’s the Rainbow Angels, of course! Winning the game by fifteen to advance to the final” said Kazuhiro.

    “Wow! That’s awesome! Sounds like Subaru will have a high hope for his career soon” said Mika.

    “You got it, Mika! Anyway, is the game you’re watching is finished?” said Kazuhiro.

    “Uh, not yet, Kazuhiro-chan. The timeout was called by Ryuuichi’s group” said Mika.

    “What’s the score?” asked Subaru.

    “It’s a tie ballgame. 73-73” said Mika.

    “How much time left?” asked Aoi.

    “Only 1:08 left in the game” said Mika.

    “That means, we’re still much time to watch that match?” asked Kazuhiro.

    “That’s right, Kazuhiro-chan! So, you better come to the Outdoor Basketball Court #2 to watch the final minutes of that match” said Mika.

    “Okay!” said Kazuhiro. “I’ll see you later, Mika-san!”

    “Okay, Kazuhiro-chan!” said Mika before Kazuhiro hangs up the phone and returning it to Subaru.

    “Looks like the game is not over yet, Kauzhiro-kun” said Subaru.

    “Yeah, the game is now tied at 73 and we don’t have time to watch that match quickly” said Kazuhiro.

    “So, are we going to the other side of the court?” asked Aoi.

    “Yeah, Aoi-san. We should be going to the Outdoor Basketball Court #2 to find out who will be the opponent for Subaru and his team in the final of the boys’ tournament of the Fuchsia and Celadon Dragons Tournament” said Masayo Hirayama.

    “You got that right, Masayo!” said Aoi.

    “So, let’s go together to the Outdoor Basketball Court #2 to meet up with Mika Nakano and her allies and watch the final minutes of the match between the Winds of Den-en-chōfu and the Magome Elites-Team Suga!” said Subaru.

    “Yeah!” said the members of the Rainbow Angels, the Bravehearts, the Family of Angels and some of the members of the Bravehearts of Fukuoka as they’re about to leave Outdoor Basketball Court #1 to go to the Outdoor Basketball Court #2. But before they would all leave, Hikaru Maeyama and Shinnosuke Nagashima are waiting for them to catch up.

    “Wait for me, Subaru!” said Shinnosuke.

    “Don’t leave without us!” said Hikaru.

    “Oh, it’s you, Shinnosuke…” said Subaru.

    “…and Hikaru” said Aoi.

    “Why are you here to meet us?” asked Kazuhiro.

    “We will watch that match too!” said Shinnosuke and Hikaru.

    “Okay, then. You can come along with us, Shinnosuke and Hikaru” said Aoi.

    “You’ll see the final minutes of the match at the Outdoor Basketball Court #2” said Subaru.

    “Okay!” said Shinnosuke and Hikaru.

    “Since you are one of the members of the Sounds and Maples, we’ll be seeing you in the Recreational Center later tonight at 7 in the evening” said Jun.

    “So, get ready, Hikaru-san! I can’t wait to see you in the court to meet me for the first time!” said Tomoka.

    “Okay, Tomoka-san!” said Hikaru.

    “Hurry, everyone! The timeout break will about to be done soon” said Keiko Kakuma.

    “Don’t be rush for too long!” said Kazuhiro.

    “Okay!” said Shinnosuke and Hikaru.

    Part 3 will be on the next post.

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