Who is correct…? The answer is known only to each other’s fists!!
The fight between Negi and Fate begins with them knocking each other back from their first hits. Just as Negi blows Fate off the platform with a kick, Chiu and the girls notice Asuna with Shirabe.
Negi fires a 1001-arrow Sagitta Magica arrow barrage (the same amount he used against Rakan). Fate thinks that, despite being such a simple magic, it is an attack reminiscent of the Thousand Master; the barrage doesn’t seem to hit him, but Negi’s already made his way over for a 1001-arrow Ouka Houken. Fate manages to intercept him with Kakon Omma Petroseos – literally fired from his eye, interestingly – and Negi’s fist is petrified.
Just as Negi is dodging another barrage of petrification beams, he sees Fate use Pnoe Petras, the spell that he was hit with in Kyoto. Collet is shocked because she’s never seen a petrification spell on this scale before. Negi launches a Jovis Tempestas Fulguriens at Fate, which at the same time clears the cloud away.
Takane asks Haruna if Fate was downed by the spell, but Fate appears behind Negi with his swarms of black blades. Negi punches his way through most of them, but then sees that Fate had prepared another, even bigger barrage of stakes.
EDIT: I was just translating the chapter and realised I read this line wrong. My bad.
This is what surpassed Jack Rakan.Jack Rakan had endured this.
How about you? Negi-ku…
Negi, in Lightning Form, is already next to him, punches him into the floor below the Altar, and chases after him. However, just before he connects, Fate punches him away, telling him that Rakan had already revealed the proper response to the technique during the Tournament, and to hold nothing back.
Negi smiles (after a bit of shock at finding out that Fate had watched the match) and upgrades to Raiten Taisou 2, asking if Fate is satisfied, and commenting that Fate was smiling a lot today for someone who was always expressionless. Fate simply answers that it was because this was fun; to him, this battle was his only wish.
Fate takes the time to contact Shirabe and tells her to continue the ritual. However, she is attacked by Ku and then Anya. Shirabe manages to avoid both and heads for the Altar instead, but is barred by Nodoka and Natsumi (still bound).
And finally, Fate’s last line:
Now, show it to me.
Being a fighty chapter, there’s not much to translate. The new spells will be pretty fun to work on. Anyway, see you all Saturday.