Crow's EMP saved him from a near death. The explosion of the Fairy Dust was diminished, and it's effect, that could nuke the whole town into a charred ruins was only partial, as the range of explosion wasnt as great as she wanted, and only two of her special bullets withstood the electro magnetic pulse created by Crow Cementerio. Two bullet detonating were still incredibly powerful, but werent enough to kill the Last Gunslinger. Fairy grunted, since the shockwave reached her, as the Nanites were fast enough to generate the explosion, but the Emp caught them after it, and they couldnt contain it all. The Sniping Maiden was pushed back, slamming into a wall and a shattered window, that had a piece of glass still atached to it, cutted her. Fairy side got pierced by it, and slowly blood started to stain her white apron. Western Fairy never talked to the other Numbers about her past, and never answered they questions about her maid outfit. Eastern Wolf and Northern Devil always joked about it, but she ignored them, as the Maid outfit had a very personal and special meaning for her. The Western Fairy worked her way up in the criminal underworld, from down below. Her first job was working as a maid in a gambling parlor in Liverpool. She learnt a lot about the underworld thanks to her boss, a woman only known as Madame Azure, part of a small group of informant known as Caihong, created in Hong Kong in the 20's. The blood stains in her white apron were blows harder than anything Crow could do. Her weakpoint was pride, and she took pride in never staining her clothes while on a jbo, for harder it seemed she would always end up with her clothes immaculately clean as she started. Having her outfit soiled like this was the ultimate insult.
The Western Fairy decided to keep pushing, but with the smoke and sut lifted by her attack she didnt noticed what Crow was doing. She re-charged her weapons, and when she was about to aim towards the cloaked silhouette, a barrage of lighting blue needles pierced throught the dust in her direction. The fifth Number leaped backward, using both her rifles to push her upwards. This manuever wont put her out of danger but allowed her to change her position and to be able to shoot the cloud of nanites she left under her feet before. The detonation pushed her upwards, breaking several wooden planks, that were bridges from building to building, and with a loud THUMP! she landed on the rooftop, with her weapons barely in one piece, and her body charred by the explosion. Suffering horrible burns, maybe even worse than Crow's, she forced her body to move, in a show of inhuman willpower, or maybe just an overdeveloped sense of duty, or work ethics. Either way she managed to muster her strenght to jump from rooftop to rooftop, and while she flew over Crow she shooted the Nanites and the Activation bullets with only a milisecond of difference before collapsing and falling asleep out of the pain and loss of blood, that now was covering almost all her apron and dress. Fairy whipered something, but she didnt had strenght to muster some words out of her mouth. Fairy hoped that she fullfilled her mission, but unknown to her, that was never expected from her. From afar the Northern Devil watched the fight with interest, as he waited for his chance to taste Cementerio blood.
Back in Tokyo, Kuro-san was leaving towards a meeting, and decided to leave everything in the capable hands of Tsukimori-san and Falken. Only this broadcast got him double of what he spent to hire the mercenaries