"Nooo!" I cried, and ran after it.
I closed my eyes, not knowing what would happen.
Then, I opened my eyes and was super surprised. The bell hadn't faded away from my hand; it was sticking.
The other girls were surprised as well.
"Unh?" I breathed, stepping back a little.
I grabbed it, really grabbed it.
Even then it stayed in my hand.
"Uh..." I stayed frozen in place for a while. So did everybody else. Then, I finally said "Uh, Ichigo."
I threw it over to her again.
She caught it.
"Now," Ichigo once again activated the Strawberry Bell. "Ribbon Strawberry, Surprise!"
"Ribbon Minto Echo," said Mint, activating her powers.
"Lettuce Castinets," Lettuce did the same. "Ribbon Lettuce Rush!"
Pudding joined them. "Ribbon Pudding Ring Inferno!"
"Ribbon Zakuro Swear!" called Zakuro.
"Raspberry Wand," I activated my new power. "Ribbon Raspberry Refract!"
The wand refracted all the room's light right into Ringo and Berri's eyes.
"Yay!" we all cheered.
"Well," said a boy voice. "Seems like somebody defeated our strongest weapons."
"That's right," said Ichigo. "You want us to take you down too?"
"No," said the voice. "You all won, we gave up remember?"
"Then explain them," I said. "Besides, you all gave up too easily and I don't think you all are done this time either."
"You are correct," the voice said. "We are not finished now, nor shall we be done next time or the time after that either."