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The creaking sound of metal against metal echoed through the forest as the last turret yielded under the great weight of the Di’Lay. It was the largest either of the two warriors had ever seen before. From head to tail, it was well over three months long, and its hardened scales had barely been scratched by the onslaught of bullets. A huge gust of air made both of them stumble backwards as the creature flapped its enormous wings. It flared its nostrils and showed its teeth. The menacing smirk of a dragon.
As the beast lunged towards them, Robin swung his Brush of Blades. The ground shook when the Di’Lay crashed into the nearly impenetrable wall of ink, and the dragon was forced aside. With their foe disoriented, Teddy tightened his grip around his Axe of Assembly and brought it down upon the giant head with all his might. Alas, the Di’Lay is not a creature easily slain, and when the axe shattered the earth beneath it, only its left horn had been lost.
The warriors barely dodged the fiery retaliation of the now furious beast. They quickly made their retreat through the thin forest. Every other step they had to dodge a claw, or duck under a cloud of flames, but they would not have to run for long. Just as they were about to reach the great swamp, the two paladins of creativity dived to either side. Unable to alter its momentum, the creature got caught by the huge Tripwire that had been cleverly set up before the battle. It fell over, crashing into the deep bog.
Massive clouds of Steam erupted all around it, and as the dragon struggled to regain its bearings, Teddy buried his Axe deep into the creature’s chest. With a roar, the beast toppled over, and soon lay motionless on the ground. Robin kneeled down beside its head and pried open the jaws. He pulled out an elegant, white banner, embroidered with pure gold.
“Is that…” Teddy asked, too out of breath to complete the scentence.
“Yes”, Robin replied with a grin. “It’s the release date.”
The weary programmer chuckled in relief. “So, what does it say?”
Robin unfolded the banner and held it up towards the sun. 4th of May.
The artist bellowed his reply so that the entire world could hear:
“Dwarfs!? is coming out
the 4th of May!”
From every corner of the world, cheers erupted. Finally, the wait was over.
And so, after a long struggle, the release date they sought was theirs. They stood, at last, victorious. Slain beneath them lay the feared Di’Lay – now a testament to the Power of Two.