"Gyaaaaahhh!! Everyone!!<3 =3 "screamed Milliana and Beth who seems so happy and excited. The two approached Kagura, Risley and Arania who are having a tea in a resto.
"See this?" the two chorused and handed out a flier.
"What's this?" Arania asked who is looking at the flier.
"We signed out for a one-night band competition of wizard guilds" Beth says happily
"Good luck in that" said Kagura.
"What do you mean good luck? I signed you too Kagura-chan, the 5 of us." Kagura was shock at what Milliana said and almost bursts the tea from her mouth.
"Huh you also include me?" Risley and Arania said.
"Yap" the 2 nodded
Kagura seems so uncertain of what she feels. She isn't sure if she is furious, embarrassed, surprised or a mix of everything.
But 1 thing for sure 'what the heck! What the heck, what the heck' are the words that ringing in her mind right now. She let herself calm down and manages to say something.
"Milliana and Beth. Don't decide on your own about this. Direct me to the place where the registration of this competition we will back out."
"But Kagura-chan we need you. You have an awesome voice"
They were in the registration place and it is so jam-packed.
"Kagura-chan we can't seem to get through in this crowd" said Beth.
"We need to" cold respond of Kagura.
"ANNOUNCEMENT: I'm sorry for the inconvenience but our registration is now closed. Here are the 40 guilds that are going to participate in our event of 'One-Night Battle of the Wizard Guild Bands'."
And a magical board appears on the crowd and showed the names of the guilds.
"As you can see dark guilds and any other guilds can join. We have the permission of the Magic Council, well it wasn't easy as long as no chaos during the performance or else all of us will be sentenced to the court and will have grave punishments."
"Once again the prices are: A million J and a 1 week, free luxirious stay in the Popular Hotel and Spa....."
"woah! that's great prices!!" said Beth
"There's our guild" said Arania.
"Whoa! Sabertooth also joining, Lamia Scale and Raven Tail too." Said Risley
"There is also Blue Pegasus and Quattro Pu..?" Beth didn't finish her sentence when,
"Hey you damn announcer it's Quattro Cerberus not Quattro Puppy!!!!" shouted by one of the crowds.
"Sorry about that. XD"
"Er-chan is also joining look Kagura, Fairy Tail is also joining." Said Milliana and becoming so excited
"It's like Grand magic Games all over again. Haha..." the 4 laughed except Kagura
"Eeerr, Kagura-chan what's wrong?" asked Milliana who is just beside her.
Kagura was fixated on the board and looking at it so intensely.
"Kagura-chan?" Milliana also looked at the board and looking for the name at which Kagura pointed.
25. Titan Nose
27. Hound Holy
28. Crime Sorcière
"Wait # 28 isn't that guild..."
"JELLAL!" Kagura said having a fiery aura around her.
"Kagura-chan chillax it's gonna be fine, even if jellal is competing…." Said Milliana but a stutter in her voice.
"I must defeat him, I can't let him escape again!!." Kagura said angrily.
"Kagura-chan!!??" said miliana. "is everything okay kagura-chan?"
"I'm gonna compete now even it is just a competition, I must defeat Jellal!!" said Kagura .
"but Kagura what will you do if we lose" said Milliana scared of what Kagura was going to say.
"we…." Said Kagura before she was interrupted by the speaker.
"ANNOUNCEMENT: here are the rules of the competition
they bands can choose between gothic, rock or punk
the bands can make their own song but can use a song from a real band too
the bands need at least one singer
the bands can't use magic on the field, only on the stage when the bands perform
no fights between the bands when they're not on stage
The tournament is held over a week
So the guilds that compete go and practice with your band members
I hope you all will have fun good bye"
"Kagura-chan, are we going back to the guild now?" said Beth.
"We're going back" said kagura determined.
The girls walked away.
Later when they were at the guild the 5 girls were sitting on a round table, discussing
What style of music they should choose.
Kagura suddenly said "Well what about gothic, I like it really much and I can sing that a little too".
"Kagura-chan I didn't know that you like that sort of music" said Milliana surprised.
"So could we please do gothic style" said Kagura and she started to blush a little.
"Well if Kagura likes it, then I like it too." Said Risley "what about you guys??"
"Well I think we all agree with Kagura" said Miliana and Beth at the same time.
"So if kagura is gonna sing, what will do the rest of us" said Ariana
"Well we need a drummer and a guitarist and a pianist and maybe an second singer or another guitarist" said Miliana with a really excited face.
"Kagura-chan you will sing right, but do you want to do it on your own or with another person???" asked Beth
"i-i-I c-c-can do i-it on my o-o-o-own I guess."said Kagura not really sure.
"I want to play drums" yelled Risley out of nowhere.
"okay if Risley does the drums I wanna play the piano/keyboard!!!" yelled Milliana after that.
"well then there is just only one thing we do can do Ariana."said beth with a happy face.
"yeah well I like to play guitar, so I'm happy about it but what about you beth can you play guitar??" said Ariana.
"Well yeah a Little" said Beth.
"Guys I think one of the guitarists must sing eventhough she told us she can do it on her own!" said Milliana thinking about Kagura.
"I wanna sing too, I like to sing, so Kagura-chan can I sing too?" asked Ariana
"it's okay with me" said Kagura with an surprised face.
"Okay that's settled then!!" said Milliana.
"Together we're gonna beat the other guild right girls!!!!!!" shouted Ariana , Beth and Risley simultaneously
"yeah we gonna win for sure" said kagura and hugged the other girls.
That evening they start gathering their instrument and start their practice.
Risley is setting up the drum, while Ariana is searching for 2 guitars on the guild warehouse...
After a while Ariana found a bass guitar and electric guitar and she took both then goes back to the guild immediately.
"Hey Beth can you play bass guitar?" said Ariana
"Yes, I can play it fairly well..." said Beth
"Then you will handle the bass and I will have this acoustic guitar" said Ariana.
Risley, Ariana, and Beth are now ready to do their practice, but Milliana is having a hard time setting up her keyboard.
But eventually Risley help her.
Kagura is practising her tone and sound pitch.
She seems very excited about this and she think about Jellal as well, she has decide that she will not lose to Jellal,
not this time at least.
They are ready, and their gothic style music practice begins...
For 5 days forward they have put a schedule time to practice....
And one day...
"Hmm how much time left do we have before the contest?" said Kagura
"Well it should be two days before the contest" said Milliana
"Okay let's continue now, we have enough break time" said Kagura
They start practicing again and then suddenly Kagura fell down while she was singing.
"Hey Kagura!? What's the matter" said Milliana.
"I don't know I suddenly feel very tired and weak" said Kagura.
"Perhaps you overdo in this last few days" said Risley
"No that must not be the problem,Ii have been sleeping well and practice are followed as what is scheduled" Kagura replied.
"Hey look! There's a mark on Kagura's shoulder" said Beth.
"Ohh no this must be a magic spell, I know this kind of mark" said Ariana.
"Are you sure about this?" Said Milliana.
"Hmm yes I'm really sure this is a magic curse type." she replied.
"What should we do" said Kagura weakly.
"Let's ask Fairy Tail medicinal advisor miss Porlyusica, she can help us" Said Milliana
And then the 4 of them bring Kagura to lie on the bed while they will get Miss Porlyusica to help Kagura.
"I think it's best if someone stays with Kagura, I don't want her to left undefended" said Milliana.
"Okay then I can stay here, hey Beth do you want to stay here too?" said Ariana.
"Sure I don't mind" said Beth
"Then Risley and I will get Miss Porlyusica here, wait for a moment okay?" said Milliana
And then they set off to the guild of Fairy Tail and meet master Makarov.
They explain about Kagura sickness and ask help from Miss Porlyusica.
Makarov immediately sent Erza to meet with her and tell about the situation.
Not long after that Erza came back with Miss Porlyusica and they set off immediately back to The guild
Kagura is still lie weakly on the bed...
and with worried face that they will not gonna do well with the contest because of this problem.
Ariana realize that and manage to make Kagura confident not to falter.
Milliana dash to Kagura's room with Miss Porlyusica.
Miss Porlyusica examined Kagura. At first she didn't say anything and then...
"Hmm, someone put a spell on Kagura, this spell can only be canceled by a special herb, but I don't have it right now."
She continued to speak further, "However this is not fatal and you will be recover after a week."
"A week! we can't wait for that long the contest is just two more days." said Kagura.
"Well if you want to recover instantly you have to find this special herb that only grow in South of Fiore" said Porlyusica
"Okay i will find the herb and bring it back" said Milliana.
"Then i will wait here and control her condition" said Porlyusica.
"Okay then.... Risley, will you come with me" said Milliana
"Yes of course, together we will find the herb" replied Risley.
The two of them again set off to the South of Fiore. Their journey is long enough, and the herb is special...
They won't hope to find this herb easily, but they have faith that they will find it soon or at least before the contest.
They arrived at the south of Fiore that Porlyusica talking about after walking for 6 hours straight...
Now they have to find that herb...
"Okay we're here and now we will split up and find that herb" said Milliana.
"Okay I will check this area while you check the other" said Risley
Without further ado they search around and hoping to find it soon, the longer they find it, the less time they have
They have to do practice, they have to hurry, not much time left to spare....
"Uhh is this the one?" said Milliana to herself.
She seems confused but she pick it anyway just in case it is the right herb, and then she put it on her pocket...
And then suddenly Risley came over...
"Hey Milliana i found a lot of the herb" said Risley with happy face.
"Really!" Milliana replied..
They quickly dashed to the place that Risley mentioned.
And they really found the herb, and then they pick the herb as many as they could and carried it back to the guild..
Not much time until the contest...
There's a day left before the contest.
Milliana and Risley arrived at Kagura place with the herbs...
Porlyusica has prepared other ingredients to mix with the herb..
"Have you brought the herb?" said Porlyusica.
"Yes and we bring a lot of them" said Milliana
Porlyusica looked at the herb and put them on the plastic bag...
One by one the herb is filling up plastic bag…
"None of this herbs are the special herb thatIi mention" said Porlyusica
"No way! How we are going to cure Kagura now" Milliana worried...
Then she remembered the herb that she put on her pocket...
"What about this one?" said Milliana
"Hmm.. This seems right" said Porlyusica
"Horray! Kagura will be cured" Risley shouted happily...
After few hours Kagura is back to normal and they start practicing again....
Now Kagura is getting stricter because they barely have a time left to practice.
They practice very hard for tomorrow contest...
The final moment has come and the entire guild looks prepared for the upcoming contest....
Here's the list of the team that will set upon the stage:
1. Fairy Tail
2. Raven Tail
3. Lamia Scale
28. Mermaid Heel
The contest will be held in 10 minutes...
Please enjoy your time before the opening stage...
"Now we just have to practice a bit and wait for our turn" Said Kagura
"Yeah i hope we can do this well" Said Milliana.
"Don't worry i'm sure we will win this" She replied
10 minutes are finally finished and all the groups turned their attention to the person on the stage. The host of the event was none other than Jason, who was, of course, extremely hyped up after seeing so many wizards in front of his eyes.
"This is sooo COOL! So many wizards are gathered here tonight, and all in COOL gothic outfits too!" He then cleared his thought and finally continued,
"The judges for tonight's event will be me, Yajima-san of the council and Rabian-san, the chairman of Scheherazade Theater!! So COOL!"
People stood up from their seats and bowed to the audience.
"Now then, without further ado, The first guild to perform will be... Fairy Tail! So COOL!"
The said guild went upstage and started setting their instruments. Erza was on vocals and guitar, Gray was assigned to play the bass, Lucy will also sing and was in charge of the keyboard, while Natsu was at the back to play the drum.
Their guild members who were watching them cheered on, shouting and clapping their hands.
Natsu, however, suddenly tripped on a wire and fell, accidentally bumping into gray causing him to also fall. They started one of their petty fights again, with Gray yelling at him on why he did that, and Natau complaining about the wire of Gray's bass tripping him.
Both completely forgot about the contest and started fighting, making Erza completely mad for not being cooperative, and joining the fight as well.
The only thing Lucy could do was sigh, and say to herself, "I knew this would happen..."
Instruments were thrown here and there, and they also caused damage to the stage, so they were disqualified.
Other than Fairy Tail, the other guild did really good and some even got standing ovations from some of the audiences.
All received praises and claps for a job well done.
Kagura and the others were pretty nervous, thinking if they could actually win this, but they practiced really hard for this, so they know they will do pretty well.
The 27th contestant was not called up to the stage, making Kagura flinch. She looked up the stage and saw him: Jellal.
He was going to play the drums, with Meredy on the vocals and guitar, and Ultear was assigned on the bass.
Everyone was really quiet when they performed, intently listening to their performance.
When they were finally done, however, the whole crowd shouted and almost everyone stood up.
They were really amazing up there, even Kagura had to admit that they did an amazing job. Will they ever be able to beat them?
"It's okay, Kagura. I know we'll do great." Milliana placed a hand on her shoulder and gave of a reassuring smile.
Kagura smiled back and nodded, "Yeah."
After being called, the last group, Kagura's group, went upstage and began to set their instruments.
Many people when surprised when Kagura went in front of the mic. They didn't expect that she'll be the one singing for Mermaid Heel, since none have actually heard her voice before.
Everyone else also got on position, and they started playing.
Just like with Crime Sorciere, everyone was also really quiet when they performed.
Kagura's voice was really amazing, and everyone couldn't help but smile while listening to her voice.
Beth and Ariana were really good with the guitar, and Risley provided them with amazing rhythm coming from her drum. The notes Milliana was playing with her keyboard blended in with the others, making a completely wonderful melody.
Finally done with their performance, all members bowed.
What happened next, was something none of them had expected.
Everyone stood up and clapped really hard, many people shouted, even the judged gave them standing ovations.
Kagura and co. never expected this outcome, they never expected that it would feel this good to be praised like this.
Next thing Kagura knew, the trophy was in their hands, and her co-members were hugging her, some of them were even crying from happiness.
Kagura also smiled, and looked at the audience.
The happy look on everyone's faced when they performed, for Kagura, was a greated reward than any trophy will ever be.