Delou watched Amy from a safe distance within the forest. He sighed sadly and wanted to speak to her but Maria was right. They could not jeopardize their mission for the sake of their children.
He held a device in his hand that would be able to erase the memory of their encounter. He thought about what he was doing and sighed.
Delou walked over to where Amy was and tapped on her shoulder.
"You look so grown." He said to her.
She ended up walking back out to the woods and was hanging out in one of her favorite spots to hang out in, playing with the freshly fallen snow and was humming to herself as she listened to her surroundings the best she could.
[b [i You’ve gone... soft... forgotten... your promise...] ]
Jeremiah peeked inside Amy’s room to find that she was gone. He paused for a moment, thinking to himself that at least she was up and about, before making his way to his own room. He grabbed a few rolls of bullets and his tools from his bag and began making his regular bullets into dragonslayer ammo, a trick he had learned from his father.
[b [i Don’t... ignore me... you’ve been doing that... for so long... our promise... your promise... that you made... to me... you must... remember... speak... to me...] ]
The voice had always been faint, like a soft whisper in the back of his mind. He had been ignoring for the most part been when it had been instructing him earlier he realized that it was more than just secondary thoughts. So would talking to it directly really be that odd? He couldn’t even remember the voice or hear it up until recently, so why not try?
[+maroon “Tell me, how do I talk to ya? You can’t just be my thoughts”], he asked to only be met with silence. [+maroon “Who are you? What are you? What promise did I make?”] After a short pause the voice quietly responded.
[b [i Sleep... and think... of me... remember me the way... you used to] ]
Jeremiah’s eyes widened and he hesitated for a moment. Something about what the voice had said just seemed... right. He couldn’t understand, but he’d do as it said. He placed the bullets he had finished down and laid on the bed, closing his eyes and slowly falling asleep.
Azalas looked at the scene unfold as he waited for their meal. He let go of Novas hand and watched the girl hide away and then be dragged out towards them.
He stared at Nova confused, was this really her sister? He knew better than that. Nova would've mentioned that to him.
He stood up and saw the man walk in the diner. He looked like he had been drinking heavily as Azalas could smell the liqour all over him. "Yes. I'm her brother in law." Azalas said to the lady. This little girl is my girlfriends sister. I'm so sorry for the trouble." He told her.
He sat the little girl with them as the crazy man looked around for her. He growled under his breath and looked straight at Azalas. "You! What're you staring at you punk?" He asked angrily.
"The TV..." Azalas said.
The man got angry and thought Azalas was being a smart ass and stomped over yo him. He grabbed him by the throat not noticing Nova or the little girl and threw him into a modern jukebox. "You think you're hot shit ain't ya?"
Azalas grunted in pain as he stood up. Shards of glass from the jukebox jutting out from his arm and back as he winced in pain a bit.
"Okay sir, you need to leave. NOW." The manager said as they came out of the kitchen.
"I saw your face. Next time I'm gonna fucking kill you. Think you're tough shit." The man said to Azalas as he was being escorted out
Kat hissed slightly when the man decided to invade his mind with telepathy, but listened him out anyway rolling his eyes, he may be an airhead who paints to much but Kat knew he had to protect the family when it came time. When a dark ribbon began wrapping around Jeremiah's arm Kat growled a warning growl he didn't know what this man was capable of, but he hadn't seen anything good come from him yet so when the ribbons looked to be aiming for the cub Kat acted quickly and scooped the cup up by her scruff and ran inside and up to his room not noticing Christopher walking up to the house. Laying the cub on his bed Kat shifted back to his human form though one a bit younger as to hopefully not scare the cub or wake the other two as he climbed up next to her. [#0014cf "Sorry about that I hope I didn't hurt you I just don't trust that guy he's only been here a day and the house has gone to shit, and the way he acts as if he has power here irks me, I didn't want him hurting you."] Kat said before shifting back into his a panther cub himself and nudging her lightly with his nose purring softly.
[#FF0000 [b "GET BACK HERE YOU LITTLE SHIT I KNOW WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE! I KNOW ALL YOUR FORMS! YOU CAN'T ESCAPE ME!"]] a man yelled as he chased a girl down the street. The girl was running hard and fast weaving through people and making sudden turns to try and escape him when finally she dipped into a restaurant and hid in the closet where they kept the coats panting and wheezing trying to make herself be as quiet as possible as she listened to see if he'd pass. Thankfully she heard the man yelling as he ran past the place and she let herself sigh only to erupt into a coughing fit. Suddenly the closet opened and a voice could be heard. [#ffbf36 "I saw you run in here brat, please get out now before I call the police and have you arrested for theft and trespassing."] the hostess said and the girl paled her body shaking as she tried to quickly think of something then out of the corner of her eye she spotted a patron of the restaurant and shifted her form to look like her praying this would work. [#d865d6 "No please I'm sorry I didn't mean to come in here and I wasn't stealing I... I was running away from my drunken father my sister's on a date here please just let me speak to her then I'll go away."] the girl said as she got out of the closet with her hands raised before pointing over at Nova. The hostess glared at the girl and grabbed her arm roughly. [#ffbf36 "We'll see about that you little troublemaker, lets go talk with this 'sister'."] the hostess sneered before putting on her best 'fake smile and dragging the girl to where Nova and Azalas were and the girl was scared as her eyes darted out the windows for any sight of the man who had been chasing her. [#ffbf36 "I am sorry to bother you two, but this... [i child] claims to be the young lady's sister..."] the hostess said in her best hostess voice though the word child was said with poison and the promise of harm as though she was a bug and not a human looking girl. The girl looked at Nova with fear in her eyes and prayed she was a good person. [#d865d6 "Onee-chan I know you told me a hundred times not to bother you on dates, but father's on a rampage again."] she cried tears in her eyes and anyone looking at her would see only a street rat bruised and battered from how she was forced to make a living, though she prayed for some kindness. Suddenly the girl jumped hearing the restaurant door swing open and the man who had been chasing her storm in looking around like a bull in heat ready to tear apart the whole place apart. The girl looked again at Nova with pleading in her eyes that she was kind and would at least hide her.
She got up and checked around the house for anything that could be burning, even going as far as checking out the attic and basement, grabbing a dust mask just in case
The waiter nodded and left to make the food but first get the drinks.
Azalas sighed sadly. "I hope so...After this we'll go back home. I need to check in with Jeremiah and them anyway. I don't like what I've been feeling, especially that crazy person that nearly caused us to crash earlier." He grabbed her hand gently. "If anything is going bad I'll protect all of you...Especially you. I know you can hold your own but if I lost you I would go insane." He said to her.
The waitwr brought the drinks over and went to give the chefs the meal orders.
She tilted her head and smiled "The norther light special" she said with a smile it was a wild game meal that was served seasonaly from time to time. she was giggling a bit as she looked at them and smiled "the one with cloud berries " she said happily "and to drink a sprite" she looked to Azalas tilting her head "You think amy will be alright."
"It's been forever." He told her. He was worried about the people at the orphanage but knew Jeremiah and Amy had it under control as well as Katashi. Azalas needed some time away. He wanted to at least be on a date with Nova which they were both doing right now.
"What would you like Sir? A waiter asked Azalas. "Just chicken fried steak, sweet potato fries, and brussel sprouts. Mountain Dew please." Azalas said.
The waiter nodded. "And for you ma'm?" He asked Nova.
Nova was smiling as they made it in side and took their seats "How long has it been sense we have been in here" she said as she looked at him tilting her head. "I would think they this is going to held on.
Henry stood side by side in an unknown facility with his other colleagues as they had their arms behind their backs. They were all watching what was an entire wall of monitors...Monitors of peoples daily lives, different universes but the same world; Earth. These people were simply known as The Organization; an isolated race of humans on an isolated planet in an isolated universe who were given the task to overlook humanity by the gods themselves but they soon defected and are now acting on their own. They still do their job somewhat but with ill intentions; They are trying to find the device that created existence. They want it for themselves, but they are also watching Remos' every move, watching his multiple remnants of himself in each universe as he makes his move.
Delou looked at Henry and sighed. "I thought he was sealed away on this planet we inhabit...Why is he in the X-Verse?"
Henry sighed. "I'm not sure, I was sure The Child of Light sealed him away many years ago on here...But I guess some of him escaped."
Maria, who was right beside Delou chimed in. "This is bad, we all know what he is capable of."
The other leaders nodded in agreement.
Delou sighed and stepped away from the monitor wall and sat down at the conference table. "We need to intervene."
"No absolutely not. Amy and Azalas think we are dead! If they see us they'll have questions, questions we both cannot answer!" Maria said.
"Then what Maria?! We just sit by and let Remos destroy everything we have worked hard to keep?" Delou asked.
"To be fair we aren't so good ourselves Delou. We are trying to steal our creators device that made everything in the first place. What were you planning on using that for anyway?" Henry asked.
Delou gave an angry smirk and wagged his finger and Henry. "Don't give me that bullshit Henry, you know you want the Galaxy Cube just as much as the rest of us. Imagine having your own universe, your own megaverse! Imagine creating your own humans yourself. We wouldn't use it for evil, we would be able to restore Wa back to it's original glory! Back before Remos fucked it all up! Before we had to put the first humans on this planet inside a giant simulation. I'm not sure if you've seen it but Wa is completely fucked up right now! Monsters roam every corner down there and deadly machines have awoken thanks to a messed up security facility deep in the north."
"The Terraformer Delou! How many times do I have to mention that?!" Henry replied.
"The Terraforming facility is at the far east, which by the way is overrun by deadly monsters too! Not to mention we have to activate
the Alpha, Omega, Gamma, and Beta facilities...And we also have to activate the killswitch at Security Sector X in the far north to disable the security machines. We may be The Organization but we are not fucking immortal!" Delou said.
Henry sighed and nodded. "Well I guess the Galaxy Cube is our next best option right?"
Delou nodded. "Even that won't be an easy task."
[h3 [b [I [center The Frontyard of The Orphanage]]]]
Christopher Sangrum entered the front yard of the orphanage and whistled. "Sure is cold tonight...I wanted to check if everybody was okay." He said to everyone who was outside. He was the owner of the Human Care Foundation that funded the orphanage but was also the same one who needed to be paid the 4000 dollars that was owed to the foundation. "I hope I wasn't too hard on you guys for the money issue. I also see a bunch of new faces here so that's always nice. Remember, tell the headmaster he has one year. I would hate to have to foreclose this wonderful place...And I heard about the incident that happened here and just wanted to let you all know that the local military fort is preparing for another attack just in case."
He turned around to leave and got in his car and drove off.
[b [i He’s here... hurry... and talk... tell him... so we can... move...] ]
Jeremiah blinked a few times, his eyes turning to the cub for a moment before closing slowly.
[b [i Still so... weak... if you wish... to keep... the child... in the dark... then use... my... power... I will guide... you... so do... as... I say... and don’t... lose... control...] ]
His eyes opened slowly as he pressed the tips of his fingers on the hilt hanging from his side. The moment he touched it his hand was enveloped by what seemed like a black cloth but it stopped just before his wrist, reverberating as if trying to reach further up his arm. He made sure to do his best to keep it out of sight, but he had to relearn all of this at some point. This would have to be a lesson. If he could hold it back this time then things would simply be smoother in the future.
[b [i Close your eyes an keep them out of sight... don’t let them see what’s inside... the dark shades of my perfection come at a difficult price... breath... slowly... step by step... moment... by... moment... now visualize the person you wish to speak to... come up the words... and speak... but don’t open your mouth... no words will come out if you do... just speak to their mind... the only way to do so... with my... power...] ]
His eyes opened slightly, black orbs with two red dots taking the place of his pupils. They farted over to Katashi before closing again. Then with a deep breath he began to speak.
[i [+maroon We’ve got a problem... Someone... approached me... while I was away... warned me... threatened us... your family... our family... this place... threatened us all... I don’t... want to cause panic... amongst the children... so I’ll speak like this for... the time... being...] ]
He grinded his teeth, beads of sweat rolling down his forehead as he struggled to keep his focus. This was harder than he expected it to be. Still it had to be done for the sake of anyone who didn’t need to hear any of this.
[i [+maroon The man... gave no name... but specifically knew... Azalas and Amy... described... Nova... in detail... knew me... and my past... summons hellhounds... allied with dragons... his presence alone... made time feel... as if it stood still... strong enough... to catch Caim’s... attention... he said that he would... kill everyone... destroy not just us... but everything in general... we have to stop him... but also protect the kids... warn Azalas and Nova... prepare... for what’s to come... but the children... come first... they must be safe... before anything happens...] ]
His heart began to beat rapidly, his breathing picking up pace slightly. He removed his fingers from the hilt and the black cloth almost seemed to evaporate from his skin. With his eyes now normal, but carrying faint traces of fear within them, and his heart rate now slowing down he wiped the sweat from his brow and took another deep breath. [+maroon “I’ll let you handle things here, you seem better suited for this situation.”] He gave the cub a smile and a little wave. [+maroon “Be safe you two. I’ll be checking up on Amy again if you need me”], he said before making his way back to her room to see how she was doing.
She woke up to the smell of something burning and frantically looked around as she sat up, her heart beating out of her chest then sniffed the air slightly.
[b [i 'I..I use this form as an escape. So...so I'm sorry that you can't be anything.']] The cub thought as she had been listening to the man's words. They weren't strange but they definitely weren't what she would expect. To even be 'talking' to someone this long was new for her. Scary even because of her general shyness and struggle to be around others.
[b [i "If...if too cold or something happens I will...just..just right now watching..']]
[i 'This place...was it an accident that I came here?'] The panther cub thought, noticing another panther nearby. And it gave her comfort to know she wasn't the only one who could shift like she could. Just to let him know that she understood, the cub let out a soft mew sound and wiggled her ears.
"Oh the Karoke one?" He asked her? He stood up and smiled and helped her up and walked her to their car and both got in. He felt uneasy for a bit before staring the car and driving off towards Hope Diner, a favorite in Alyan due to the karoke stage they had and usually small concerts were held there too.
He was driving along the road and quickly stopped when he saw what looked like Remos in the middle of the street. He pointed at them before dissapearing.
"Did you see that?" He asked.her. Maybe it was his imagination. He shook it off abd continued on towards the diner.
Once they arrived they both got out and went inside and sat at a booth seat with a window close to the stage
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