However, you managed to create a gap between the spirit and Five, successfully protecting her!
It's what matters most right now.
You tell Five to stay as close as possible to your back.
As a soul-eating sense of danger befalls you, your grip on Five strengthens.
You'll be ready for whatever it does.
Not knowing what's coming forces you to take a defensive position for now.
The biggest danger is in the unknown, when you're unaware what your opponent is capable of. Yet no matter what it may be, you've resolved to protecting Five from it.
For a split second, it feels as if those mere thoughts could shatter you like glass.
The canvas morphs.
The air grows thicker and colder hand in hand with each passing second, as if in a trance of its own, and each second begins to feel like an eternity.
And finally, one is forced and desperate to stay conscious in the face of the apparitions.
A sudden, strong rush of breeze drowns out every one of those thoughts.
Aria: What happened?
Nothing. That feeling of overwhelming unpleasant danger is suddenly all gone.
Five is unharmed, and so are you!
Aria: Look up
There was a sudden strong gust of wind, so strong and so focused that it dissipated the spirit's form!
As soon as the spirit was starting something, it ended it. No, it ended before anything could happen, whatever it was. It felt like overwhelming danger had been thwarted by it at the last possible second.
Something saved you just in time.
And, it came from...
Aria: Turn around
- ???: You're one hell of an illusionist to struggle like that.