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Have you ever noticed the things that go bump in the night? Ever been afraid of what might be under your bed or in you closet? Remember when your parents would tell you that it's all your imagination? Well good ol' mom and dad lied! You were right to be scared of all the things in the dark!
It started as freak cases across the globe, you know the kind of shit you'd skim over in a Tabloid magazine. But recently the cases have began to increase, and of course, the government is covering it up, giving no truth. They just say it was a test gone wrong, or it was part of a rare weather event that hasn't been seen in centuries. Well those bullshit lies end today.
Cases have begun to localize in the city, no one is really sure why. Some have noticed, but others are oblivious, trusting whatever the government has to say. But people are vanishing in the middle of the night, others acting as drones like their very essence had been drained. It was getting bad, really bad and still no one had stepped up..not yet anyway...
While a lack of understanding still spread throughout the world, few began to step up. The first were the Churches. Text book rituals, as if they were in a damn Exorcist movie, chanting, masses, all the stuff you'd expect from a movie itself. And, for a while, it seemed like it was working, but that victory was short lived because the monsters came back stronger. As a sort of revenge, they began to attack the churches, setting them ablaze in the middle of the night. Tearing them down left and right. News and media raved about this, causing much panic as to why so many churches were suddenly being torn down.
Over some time several people had noticed the ability to fight back, as if they were granted some sort of magical gifts. Though it was only a small few, they all seemed to be centralized at a high school in Milan. Strange as that was, but only a few people knew, the students themselves, and a mysterious man who began to draw them together. This man seemed to even go as far as to change peoples lives to get them routed to this school in Italy so the students could meet one another.
They battle at night, when the Demons are around, and they attend school during the day, together. But just because they do this together doesn't mean they're all friends. Some wish to hold onto this fame of being a defender of humanity, while others would prefer not to let people know who they are. Some get along while others hate each other with a passion. This is just some of the many things that can separate the children from each other. Each having their own opinion on things.
However, despite their differences, they all know this. There's an evil that sends these demons, and it's slowly making its way into our world...
Rules - Standard ES rules - No instant romance - School setting so school ages - You must train to become adequate with Weapons. - You will have one Element and a Weakness - Be Creative. Use emotion, Love or Hate just help the Plot - This rp is created by EbonWings, Ignis and me. Whatever we say goes. No if's and's or but's. Complain and whine, we kill your character.
Skelly Username: Name:First and last name Age:High school age Grade: Gender: Birth Date: Sexual Preference: Appearance: Hobbies: Likes: Dislikes: Strengths:Personality and powers Weaknesses:Personality, mental, and physical weaknesses Personality:You can describe this in full if you wish, or you may opt to describe your character in no more or less than five words. Weapon of Choice: History/Background:Don't write a book Misc: Sample Post:Prefer quality over quantity, but would still like some length to it
Username: Kikido Name: Isabella "Isa" Abandonato Age: 17 Grade: Senior Gender: Female Birth Date: December 28 Sexual Preference: Straight Appearance: Long raven black hair that falls to the middle of her back, with bangs. Silver eyes, that look tired most of the time, and lightly tanned skin. She is of the shorter side, hitting around 5'3" and is practically a stick, though has a good size of a rack on top. Hobbies: Reading, drawing, playing violin, sword practicing Likes: Mornings, cats, music, books, quietness Dislikes: Evenings, loudness, people who wish to have the fame of being a protector Strengths: Element of Darkness and swords. She is a rather nice person, kind to strangers who need help. Weaknesses: Light magic. She looks and acts like she's independent, but really, she wishes to be around people, but can't quite figure out how to be acceptable to others. Personality: Typical quiet loner girl that usually is sitting by herself reading a book of some kind. When she makes friends with others, she seems to be a different person, but only to really close friends, and even then she will tend to hide what she's truly feeling. Weapon of Choice: Sword History/Background: While being born, and living in Italy, she was always able to travel around because of her parents. They were partnered CEO's of the same company belonging to Kim Terra's parents. They would take her around on their travels a lot, but that seemed to be the extent of their parenting skills. Her parents knew they needed and heir to their company, but that didn't mean they could actually parent right. She was more trained to take their spots one day. She wasn't like them though, not in the least bit. She preferred to stay in her room during the day and only seemed to walk around the house or do anything at night. She wasn't always sure why she did this, it just felt right to her.
It wasn't until she came across her first demon in high school that she realized why. She never talks about this event, especially with the other students who fight against the demons. All they know is that she came across a very powerful demon and somehow lived. Misc: She has a secret stash of chocolate in her dorm
Username: Kikido Name: Aiden Connolly Age: 16 Grade: Junior Gender: Male Birth Date: January 28th Sexual Preference: Straight Appearance: Medium brown hair that falls just above his shoulders and can look almost blonde in the light, along with milk chocolate brown eyes. Very pale, since he usually wears jacket and scarf all the time. He's fairly tall, almost 6' but lacking an inch or two. He's an average build for a teenager, but makes sure to keep in some sort of shape. Hobbies: Walking around parks to feed birds, reading his comics, listening to his music Likes: Birds, music, snow, practically anything to do with winter Dislikes: Summer. Really, he hates the summer because there's no snow. Long boring classes where teachers only lecture. Strengths: Has the power of ice and cold. Staying positive in almost any situation. Remembering trivial facts an things. Weaknesses: Anything that can melt his ice powers. Doesn't really stops once he starts stating his random facts. He doesn't really space off, but there have been times where he was lost in thought so much that he hand't realized people had left the room twenty minutes ago. Personality: At first glance, many would be offset to go up and talk to him. He looks rather cold and might believe he's too good for anyone. But in reality, that's just his resting and spacing out face. He's actually a rather cheerful boy, trying to cheer up anyone that's having a bad day or something. Weapon of Choice: Anything he makes with his ice History/Background: Aiden lived a rather normal life in America, having nothing out of the ordinary happen to him. Though, it was strange for him to be wearing a jacket and scarf in the middle of the summer, many friends realized that this was just a thing for him and left it at that. Nothing strange ever happened that would be life altering, until the end of his sophomore year that is.
It happened rather quickly. He felt odd a few minutes before, like something was coming and he just couldn't figure out what. He quickly found out as a portal opened, practically, right in front of him. Thankfully, a lower leveled demon had come through. It was small enough for Aiden to handle it himself as he also discovered his abilities at the same time. Amazed by this, he quickly showed his parents, who, of course, freaked out. Still, Aiden wasn't shaken in the least, in fact, he felt more alive than anything. He showed his friends, and fought demons when he could. Things seemed pretty good.
When he came home one day, De Leon was in his kitchen, talking to his parents. It was quickly decided Aiden would go to Milan, Italy, to learn more about his abilities. Though his parents were worried, Aiden was all about the adventure. Misc: He always wears a jacket and scarf, no matter the weather. His abilities keep him at a comfortable temperature to wear the jacket.
Username: Avannesa Name: Viviana Musion Age: 16 Grade: Sophomore Gender: Female Birth Date: May 28th Sexual Preference: Straight Appearance: Wild rose hair, long hovering right above her culo. Large turquoise eyes, close to the color of the ocean in Cancun, Mexico. Her skin while fair, has a warm pigmentation. Hobbies: Dance, she did lots of folk dancing, so she practices often to keep up with her years of training. Not to mention, it makes her feel closer to her family, Italy is a hell of away from home. Likes: Cherry scented candles, guys and sneaking off to do things you aren't allowed to. Dislikes: Spicy foods, people who are always whining and anything slightly resembling an onion. Strengths: Cosmic energy, Viviana draws power from the stars, moons and constellation. She filters the energy through her body creating an extension that can be formed into any weapon. Viviana will always be there. No matter the size of the problem, she will be by your side to the end. Her loyalty is untouchable. Weaknesses: Mother nature, while cosmic energy is powerful, it is easily blocked. If the slightest change in cloud positioning is altered, Viviana can be weakened. Viviana is very upbeat, she tends to shield the bad with good. Which isn't always the best way to handle things. She's going to explode one day if she doesn't learn to deal with loss. Especially when entering the world of demons. Personality: Viviana is your typical Latina, very straight forward and no filter. While friendly, she will be as kind to you as you allow her to be. But if you come at her with a fuck you kind of attitude, she won't be afraid to dish it right back. Quick tongue and even quicker movements. Viviana will always try to keep things positive, but mess with her or the people she loves, prepare for the storm that follows. Weapon of Choice: A bow formed from her cosmic energy. History/Background: Viviana was 15 when she discovered she had been cursed with cosmic energy. Being from a very catholic family, her mother and father did their best to hide their daughters new found abilities. They didn't want the people of their town to label Viviana a demon and take her from them. But that all changed one unfortunate day after dance practice, when her long time interest offered to walk the girl home. To make things short, a demon appeared, devoured the boy, and forced Viviana to spark her powers and destroy nearly an entire block of houses; and the people who owned them.
Hearing of the incident, Viviana's parents sold anything they could to get her ticket to Italy and into the care of De Leon. Viviana was never the same, tho she masks a lot the trauma with laughter, she scared of her powers. What they are capable of doing not only to those around her, but to her own self. Misc: Neat freak. While she can be a bit eccentric, Viviana is very neat. She tends to douse her room in cleaning products and always has scented candles on hand for the smelliest of situations.
Username: HextechZydrate Name: Wrath DeLoncre Age: 17 Grade: Junior Gender: Female Birth Date: October 30 Sexual Preference: Bisexual Appearance: Long red hair, mid length. Golden eyes, a birth defect. White skin. She stands at 5'6'', and weighs 148 lbs. Athletic build. Hobbies: Studying ancient times, dodging class, lollygagging. Likes: The moon, music , Autumn, being a protector. Dislikes: Prissy, stuck-up types; Rain, losing. Strengths: Can master any weapon she picks up nearly instantly. She's a protector through and through, weather she's battling demons, or bullies. Weaknesses: Water. She gets a little too emotional when someone attacks people she cares about. She is a head on, no-plan type, getting her into a lot of trouble. with her powers, she can't just will full scale buildings or anything, otherwise her body tries to break itself. Personality: She's all grins and fun, and flirty as well. She loves being a protector, but doesn't bother to flaunt it; you can see it on her face. She's your typical mouthy american, with a high-velocity type of personality, and a fiery attitude. She's not quick to her temper, unless you threaten someone she cares about. Weapon of Choice: Staff History/Background: She knows she'd been passed through orphanages most of her life, because her eye color was very unusual, and she has a drastic fear of water, stemming from somewhere deep within her memory. She prefers to keep that tucked, even from herself.
The very first demon she encountered was at her last orphanage. It erupted inside and destroyed most of the building, killing a lot of the inhabitants inside. Wrath became enraged, ripping apart a stairwell's railing and beating the demon to death with it. That was how she discovered her powers... And also demons. She also discovered she would never be viewed the same again. Misc:
Username: AresKnight Name: Ares Swordman Age: 18 year old Grade: 12 grade Gender: Male Birth Date: 09/11 Sexual Preference: Bisexual )b Appearance:) Ares is a medium size male with a uncharacteristic body. He has Shaggy black hair and green eyes which contrast with all his other features since they seem pure. He is 5,9 feet tall in stature and usually wears a jacket ignoring the school dress code as well as headphones. Hobbies: He enjoys hearing music and singing it out loud when he is be himself, Drawing and petting stray animals. Likes: Himself a little too much, Competition, Arguments Dislikes: Being defeated,His family and anybody who becomes his rival in a competition Strengths: He is a asshole, he enjoys lying to his peers and coming out on top however he has a very strong skill, "The Wind Elemental", This power grants him the ability to move at the speed of sound for brief moments as long as he follow the flow of the wind. He can also dodge attacks and sense enemies hiding, as well as traps. Weaknesses: Due to his Competitive nature he often gets fooled into traps and more often that not his teammates end up letting him take the fall. His ability also just grants him a quick moment boost at the cost of his stamina, it doesn't last forever so fighting multiple opponents or dodging many attacks will wear it out and leave him open. Weapon of Choice: Zweinhander. History/Background: Ares was born on a normal family in fact most his life was normal until he began going to school, being a really hyped kid he studied and soon became the class genius however his 'friends' used him constantly and he became the class deliver boy. Finally after learning that his classmates were just using him he grew selfish. Misc: He is a total otaku, nerd even if he denies it
Name: Kane Monte Age: 18 Gender: Dude. Birth Date: May 13 Sexual Preference: Straight Appearance: Long, incredibly dirty, blonde hair. Fucking tall, 6' 4" and slim. Scarring, from... complications. Hobbies: Painting, swimming, and consequently surfing. Vandalism. Sleeping. Likes: Music, fire-grilled fish and poultry, pure distilled H2O. So much that he won't drink anything else if he can help it. Dislikes: Anyone trying to but in on what he sees as fun. Sweets. Strengths: Water manipulation. Near instantaneous travel within it, provided the body of water is calm enough and large enough. Weaknesses: Can't manipulate water if there is none to do so with, or it isn't liquid, thus Ice and depending on the scenario, fire Personality: Calm and slow, often rude in the same manner. Somewhat sadistic to the point that he can be a psychological bully at times. Weapon of Choice: Water, in all its glory. History/Background: Doorstep baby at an orphanage. Lives in the dorms, at the school's urging, and behest. Misc: There is more to his abilities than he lets on.
Username: Glitch Name: Louche Age: 17 Grade: Senior Gender: Male Birth Date: December 12th Sexual Preference: Women, Thicc women. Appearance: He's a shady Character. Hobbies: Skateboarding, Stealing, Doing illegal things Likes: Other peoples stuff Dislikes: People who's heads are up their own asses. Also those on a high horse. Strengths: He's a shifty character. He is good at not getting caught and he's quick on his feet. He doesn't seem to have any special powers. Weaknesses: Those who are worst off than him make him sick, He has no real mental weaknesses coming to terms with the evil in the world and accepting it for what it is at an early age. His physical weaknesses are the same as a normal human being it seems. Personality: Don't leave your wallet around him. Weapon of Choice: Skateboard History/Background: Doesn't matter where he came from. Misc: He knows the streets of the city better than most. All the shortcuts and hideouts in the city are under his knowledge. He has a rep on the street for being someone with hot hands. He also seems to appear out of nowhere at times. In places especially odd for him to be. Though it is hard to tell if this is from some innate power, or just his shady nature combined with a little skill.
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Ares got surprised the girls went into the portal, just what kind of foolish plan was that but he had no time to stop them before he could say anything to them they had already gone in.[+blue I swear I always have to take care of the little kid]. He says signing and performing an elbow behind him hitting a demon in the back of the head which was getting up from a previous beating and noticing Aiden was having problems hiding in a tree like a scared kitty. Not wanting Aiden to die Ares dashed in at quite a speed leaving a sound burst on his trail as he slams his foot into a demon face ripping it off Ares himself cleaning his bloody shoe on the base of the tree Aiden was hiding.[+blue Next time bring a water bottle like the other guy...he does not bring that just to drink you know]. Ares explains to Aiden as a demon grabs his arms from behind had it not been for his injured shoulder this wouldn't hurt.[+blue so you guys wanna play rough huh?]. A demon goes to stab Ares gut from the front, however, Ares jumps up still being held by the demon behind him and the missed attack hits it forcing him to let go of Ares who lands on his back and kicks the leg of all the demons who were surrounding the tree with a spinning move then gets up and uses his wind to fly above the tree then quickly Fly down and land on a demon chest exploding it.
Ares pants and thinks to himself [+blue just a couple more I'll end this fast]. He moves in circles around the demons and they all attacking random directions missing every one giving the Ares the chance he needed he performed a roundhouse kick mixed with the sound speed his wind gave him making his leg a blade as it cuts some demons in half and just then he saw it the Isa had come out a portal he smiled even if he really did not get along with any of them he did not wish to see any of them die, however, she was tired the demons would have to be his responsibility. The last few were watching him waiting for an opening and he was not gonna give it, He punches his way through the last few however this meant his focus on Isa was gone in fact he did not even notice Isabella was gone and Wrath had stepped out the portal until the fight was over.[+blue Deep breaths holy heaven I am never fighting large groups agian...]. Ares exclaims as he stretches his good arm moving back and forward then takes a look at Aiden [+blue hey take care of Wrath I'll find signora Isabelle]. With Wrath taken care for, he walks trying to sense Isabella aura with his wind it appeared to be in a nearby alley so he made his way there seeing her shocked and pretty confused he would wait to ask questions but he had too many. [+blue Are you alright, did you go there to fight off the big boss, what was behind the portal!]. It would seem his question landed on deaf ears she didn't even let him finish or replied to any of them [+blue Yea that thing still there but nothing else is coming out I think is probably gonna close I got this feeling you guys did something...well you'll tell me, after all, I am pretty sure Leon guy says not to move inside portals ...I don't care what he says but I get the feeling you take his words to heart].
Ares escorts Isabella into the dorm leaving her in the front door [+blue I'll check on the portal I told Aiden to escort Wrath I am gonna patrol the portal I can still beat one more wave]. He claimed as he begun heading back but finding the portal gone it had closed guess everything worked fine then everything in his vision turned black but not as in darkness it was visible black an odd optical illusion and in front of him a big rocky door with runes. [+blue Oh, what the hell]. He shouted in surprise as a voice poured out the door [+red Haha well done you are becoming a worthy vessel fighting while injured...but still not enough remember the wind is a playful element, not one filled with arrogance and foolishness]. Before Ares could reply the illusion was gone. [+blue Was this what that bastard Leon said about a demon inside me....what a pain]. Ares had not experienced a lot of the insanity the others had, in fact, his demon had been pretty dormant up until now it seems the more he started to do hard work the more it grew. [+blue I hope Aiden did alright I did gave him a job that will probably earn him a kiss or a slap depending on how he plays it]. He chuckles to himself, but despite his humor something was now bothering him, Isa step out the portal pretty banged up in no condition to move, how did she got into that alleyway or rather why head there it seemed out of character then there were the questions of what they saw on the other side and why did they even went into the portal to begin with. I am gonna have to get some answers...but I doubt they trust me ill have to get hints slowly during casual talks. He muttered to himself walking back to the dorm and waving to everyone and giving a hand signal that the portal was closed as he sat in his room the cat had devoured the chicken entirely already and somehow was nice enough to leave him the crispy one as it sleeps on the floor.[+blue Smart kitty]. Ares said and started chewing on the crispy chicken with one hand and turned his game console with the other and begun playing is favorite JRPG final fantasy not expecting more disturbances for the day.
[#B70303 "Ares, don't do anything stupid."] Isa called as he claimed he would take care of it all on his own. Aiden was close behind him, but was looking around for some source of water to use. That would be something she would have to teach him. He needed to be ready at all times, even during the day, despite day portals being rare. Isa was lucky though, shadows were everywhere. Ares was as well since wind was never ending. But for them it depended on the amount of wind and shadows around them. Thankfully, it seemed neither of them would have issues.
She stayed back a bit, giving Ares his chance, but stayed ready. Isa was impressed as she saw Ares fighting with one arm, his other still being injured. Seemed he had been practicing, despite missing the practice sessions De Leon would set up in the gym sometimes. He was also fast, the wind giving him the speed he needed to take on these lower demons. So far, she didn't see any mistakes, though De Leon probably could find at least ten.
Glancing over to Aiden and Wrath, she noticed Wrath heading for the portal. Was she insane? Isa ran towards her, calling out and asking if she was insane. De Leon had always said to never go into the portals themselves. Just defend the area until they could get it closed. They didn't know what was on the other side. De Leon knew, and he wasn't saying anything. All he said was that Hell itself was worse than anything you could think of. The way he had said it sent a shiver down Isa's spine, as it did now when she saw Wrath heading in. However, hearing someone was in there, she knew it was time to go against De Leon's orders.
[#B70303 "Aiden, Ares, protect this area."] She called to the two boys before they stepped in. Isa wasn't going to let Wrath go in there alone. She was powerful and could handle herself, but this was a whole new area. Neither of them knew what they were getting into, so they had to be prepared for anything.
Everything shifted as they entered, the weight of the atmosphere, the heat, and the darkness surrounding them. She thought she felt something crawling up her back, but quickly pushed the thought aside, knowing it had to be nothing. They stepped into Hell itself and up to a demon that had a kid in his hands. So there really was someone in here. How? Did the demon reach out and grab him? That sparked something in her mind. Like a memory, but one that wasn't hers. Or was it?
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A pain was felt in her head, making her stumble back. She felt herself fall to the ground, but her mind was drifting off to somewhere else. Somewhere she had been to before, and wished to never visit again.
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[#B70303 "No...No, go away..."] She said with a shaky voice. She trembled all over, knowing what was lurking in the darkness that surrounded her. She had only seen it once, but it was enough to burn the image into her mind so she would never forget. She could feel it approaching her, its footsteps being felt all over. It was the only being that could survive here, any others would quickly be killed by it.
[b [i "You know you can't get away from me. You made a deal."]]
[#B70303 "A deal I never agreed to..."]
[b [i "Someone agreed and so it was decided to become a deal. How long can you hold out before you break? I know you're not as strong as she would've been. You're bound to break soon."]]
[#B70303 "I...have ways of fighting back..."]
[b [i "They can only help you for so long and you know that time is coming to an end."]] Its attention seemed to suddenly shift away from Isa and to what was going on outside of her mind. Isa didn't know, but it had to be something major to take this monster's attention. She heard it chuckle. [b [i "So that's where she has been hiding...Who would've known she was under my nose the whole time. Perhaps...NO!"]]
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Aiden wasn't sure what he could really do here. There wasn't really any water around and he didn't bring any with him. Because of this, he wouldn't be useful at all. He figured that wouldn't be too bad, he could distract some demons or lead them to someone else to take care of. But then Isa and Wrath decided to go into Hell. Now it was just him and Ares, and Ares was doing his own thing. So what could he do?
[#3CDDE2 [i 'I've been in this situation before, but I always found a way out.]] He thought to himself, standing out in the open. [#3CDDE2 [i 'I don't see a way out of-']]
[#3CDDE2 "Oh shit!"]
Aiden noticed a few demons coming after him. Looking around for something to help, he wasn't having much luck. This really wasn't good. The only thing he could think of was to run, and run he did. The only place that had higher ground was the tree near the portal. Seemed to be the only place he could go while he tried to gather his thoughts.
[#3CDDE2 "Well if I ever wanted to feel like a cat, here's my chance."] He muttered as he climbed.
Looking below, the demons jumped and growled at him, surrounding the tree. He knew it wouldn't be long before they would start to climb up the tree to him. Looking around, he saw a loose branch just a bit out of reach. He could make it though, he just had to watch his step. He held on tightly to the branch above him as he slowly stepped onto another. Just a few steps and he would be in reach of it. The demons noticed this and quickly surrounded the area right below him, waiting for the kid to fall.
Luck was on his side though, grabbing the branch and pulling it towards him. It snapped with little effort and Aiden quickly moved back to the safety of the base of the tree. Now, if any came, he would have some mode of defense. He doubt it would do more than annoy them, but it was something and something was better than nothing.
[#3CDDE2 "Hey Ares!"] He called. [#3CDDE2 "If ya want some more fun, I got more demons around here for ya!"]
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Something angered the demon inside her. Isa couldn't see what he could, so she had no idea what Wrath had just done. She didn't know Wrath had called upon the demon possessing her to help them. She didn't know the deal Wrath had made about giving the demon another part of her soul. All she knew was that something happened and now her demon was not happy. He was probably a little weary too, but saying that to him would most certainly mean her death.
Isa suddenly felt herself being pulled out of her mind as her body was thrown out of the portal. Traveling back through, she could see a bright light. The light was out of place for Hell, being bright and warm in a more comforting way. She heard whispers all around her. Many voices talking at once to her, telling her many things. At the moment, she could understand it all. She knew what they were telling her and she knew how important it was. But then that suddenly faded from her mind.
As soon as they made it back through to the real world, she was back in her own body, the demon sinking back down. Her head still ached in pain and she was drained of energy, but she was alive and unharmed. But Wrath, she was still in there. Something happened that caused the kid and her to escape unharmed. But where was Wrath?
[#B70303 "Wrath! Wrath, get out of there!"]
Nothing happened. It felt like hours before the portal rippled again and Wrath stepped out. Isa was relieved, but that vanished as she watched the girl pass out. Isa quickly stood to rush over to her, but was quickly grabbed by the wrist and whisked off to an alleyway.
Pushed up against the wall, his hands at either side of her, she was trapped. She knew how to get out of these situations. Being the daughter of the Abandonato family, she had to learn how to take care of herself during kidnappings and attempted robberies. She knew how to get out of this, but she didn't have the strength. He quickly overpowered her with ease, hardly trying. Still, Isa struggled against him, trying to get free. But then she suddenly stopped.
He had seen the light too, as well as heard the voices. What had they said to her? She couldn't remember anymore. She wanted to know what they said. She wanted to be in the presence of that light again. It was something she knew she couldn't feel anywhere else. No. They couldn't go back to that light. It had to be a trap of some kind. Demons were always plotting new ways to trick humans to come to their prison.
She stated they couldn't, but he wasn't listening. Bringing up the fact that she had a demon within her, she knew he was right. In the end, they were evil. They had powers granted to them by demons. Even if it wasn't their choice, they were now using it. They were using the forbidden power that humans should never have. Even if they were using them for what they thought was good, could they still be counted as the good guys?
Her mind wondered, the demon inside swimming around within her. It knew of that light, and it wanted it. That was its goal now. To find that light again and take it for itself. Use that light, and whatever powers it granted, to gain more power. It slowly surfaced from her now, turning its attention to this kid who had no idea what he was getting into. Her shadow began to tremble and shake, Isa hardly being able to keep it in control. Slowly, the two of them started to agree, wanting nothing more than to take that light.
Their meeting was cut short, Ares calling out to Isa. Before she could say anything else, the kid was gone. It was like he vanished into thin air, leaving nothing behind to even suggest he had been there in the first place. Isa stood there, dazed as she tried to figure out what had just happened. It took Ares asking her again before she came back to the real world again.
[#B70303 "Ah...yea...yea I'm fine..."] She slowly replied, rubbing her head a bit. [#B70303 "Is the portal closed? If so then we should head back, Wrath needs some rest and you still need to heal your arm."]
She didn't really wait for Ares to reply, wanting to get back to the dorms. This was something she needed to tell De Leon. But what would he say about the light she saw? Would he call her crazy? She already was, being possessed and all, but none of them had ever gone through a portal. That was another thing. How would she break it to him that they went against his number one rule? Surely knowing that they went in to save someone would lessen whatever punishment he had for them. She couldn't really think of that now. All that was going through her mind was what the demon told her, and what that kid had said.
He wanted that light power, and he was willing to team up with Isa to get it. Did she really want it though? She had to admit she was curious to know what that whispering was about. She wanted to know the secrets she had lost when she came back into the real world. But did she want the power? If it killed the demon within her then perhaps. But how did this kid think they were going to gain that light?
[#B70303 [i 'Who was he? How did he know me?']] Questions she wasn't going to get answers to anytime soon.
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Muli] [muli Ah, so it worked. He wasn't as screwed as he would have been hadn't this worked out like he was told. A blind leap of faith for him but he wondered how long those risky words held true. As he was snatched out of the behemoth's hands and whisked out of the portal with the other woman who came to save him he noticed something.A light in the distance. Whispers came into his mind. They let him know things. Things he didn't want to know, but there they were. For a split second he felt it. What caused all this. The source of the demonic power and then as he was ripped away it was gone. After they appeared back on the side of the living he took a moment on his hands and knees panting before looking up at those around him. There was the woman who gave in to her demon to save him, whether it was an excuse to feel the relief of not having to constantly fight it off all the time or simply because she couldn't think of any other way to save him was irrelevant. She was unconscious. There was Ares in the background finishing off whatever lesser demons that poured out while Louche was in there. And there was one beside him panting just as much as he was if not more. Isa. The leader of the group by the looks of it. She seemed quite exhausted by their little trip. He wondered why that was. Either way his time was short and if he was in for a penny, he was in for a pound.
[+teal "You're Isa aren't you?"]
Before she could answer he got up onto his feet reaching over to her pulling her up and into the nearest alleyway he could find. Ares was occupied and that other woman, wrath wasn't going anywhere.
[+red "You- What are you doing! Why did you go into that portal! Hey! Let me go!"]
She was resisting of course but it seemed that going through that gate took more out of her that she'd have liked. Once out of sight he pressed her against a wall putting his arms against the wall on either side of her stairing her in the face, his scarf jostled away from his mouth revealing his whole face as one of his eyes were their regular blue, but his right eye seemed off. It took on the color of yellow as she ceased her questioning.
[+teal "You saw what was back there too. Didn't you? For a split second but we both saw it together just before we were pulled away."]
She tried to get away from him for a moment but after realizing what he had said she stopped. So she did see it. And it spoke to her just like it did him.
[+red "Why are you.... Why are you asking me? I didn't see anything! So back off before I have to hurt you!"]
She was frantically trying to come up with an excuse to get out of the situation. So he was right. He smiled bringing his hands down onto her shoulders.
[+red "let go of me now or I'll-][+teal You'll what? I can tell. If you were going to use those powers on me you would have by now. You're too busy fighting to keep them down aren't you? You can feel it right? The demon inside scratching at you, Waiting for you to slip up so it can take over. You couldn't attack me if you wanted to, And you don't.]
He didn't know what he was saying. None of it made real sense in his mind but it felt as if this was what he had to do. It was similar to a strange idea on the edge of consciousness and how it only makes sense in that moment.
[+red "What do you want!? Who-who are you!"] The smile on his face grew more wide. She was afraid. He wondered what sort of look he had on his face to make her like that. [+teal "You'll find out who i am soon enough, As for what I want. I want you."]
[+red "What? Me?"]
[+teal "Yes. I need you. That light we saw together. That power. I know you want it too. Do you understand what we could do if we had it?"]
[+red "I... I do... But we! We can't! it's not right!"]
[+teal "Do you really believe that? By that logic what does that make you? A possessed hell spawn along with the rest of them? If that power is evil. Then so are you. No, I want you to help me. Help me obtain that light. That power."]
[+red "I.... How? How could that be possible?"] She came around. He could see it. The shadows behind her eyes lurking around. It seemed the temptation of that strange light was enough to send her overboard. He wasn't talking to her as much as he was speaking to her demon. They were both awake with one eye closed inside her. Both listening, right now he was talking to who she really was. At her most natural state both human and demon. She probably let it slip on accident when she thought about just what she could be with that power. But now she was vulnerable. And he'd use that.
[+teal "Make a deal with me Isa. Steal that power with me"]
[+red "Yes I... I want it... So...-][+blue Isa! Are you alright back there?"]
Ah, Ares was done fighting. Looks like staying any longer would be detrimental to his plan. Ares appeared in the alleyway. And when he did. The only person there was Isa. Standing alone.
Wrath couldn't believe her eyes. That kid just [i walked into the portal]. There was no hesitation to it, just waltzed in as if he'd been there before. It was dumbfounding. She [i felt] handicapped by his actions. She sat there, for about a minute, just staring at the portal, disbelief stricken across her face.
It was after the voices began to get louder and more familiar that she realized what was starting to go on. Lesser demons had begun to pour out from the purple haze, and running up behind her was a gaggle of her crew, minus a couple of their much needed senior fighters. Perhaps they seemed befuddled by her lack of movement as they passed by her and jumped immediately into action. They knew what to do; they [i always] knew what to do.
She knew what to do, too.
Wrath made her way towards the portal, dodging Ares and his wind ability, as well as a demon that flew passed her. She continued until she stood right in front of the portal, the surface of it more reflective than she had anticipated. She looked at herself in it, her face determined, even through the fear. She was about to step in when a voice called out to her.
"[#B70303 Wrath!]" She turned quickly. Isa rushed towards her, and Wrath stuck her chin up just slightly. "[#B70303 What are you doing?!]" She demanded. She seemed pissed off, but the way her eyes darted towards the portal made Wrath realize: [i Isa was just as scared as she was.]
No one had ever done this before. Not that had been recorded, anyway, or even remembered. Wrath could understand Isa's fear.
"There's someone inside." Was all Wrath said. Isa's face fell, disbelief striking her hard. After a moment of silence between the two, Wrath spoke again. "...You know I have to go inside."
"[#B70303 You...]" She said before sighing heavily. "[#B70303 Then I'm going with you.]"
"Isa, you can't. You'll--"
"[#B70303 [i Do not argue with me.]]" She seemed to threaten. After a few moments of silence yet again, Wrath sighed, a smirk spreading across her face.
"Stubborn as ever. Alright, [i fine]. Let's go." She turned sharply towards the portal, and, with a deep breath, took the first step into the portal.
Through the purple haze, Wrath could feel a shift in gravity, becoming heavier as she pulled through to the other side. The second thing she noticed was how much [i hotter] it was. She shot her eyes around as the purple left her vision and blinked, trying to adjust to the darkness. Her feet crunched against rock, and coal, and probably other things she didn't currently feel like considering. Her surroundings were mostly just rocks, and darkness, and after a certain point, she just couldn't see anything at all. There were patches of light here and there, like sun rays, but not quite as natural.
Wrath took a step back from one that was about to pass over her, noticing it burned the ground where it touched as it glided away from her and continued its path of destruction. [i Avoid those. Got it.] She thought to herself, stepping further in. She took a quick look around and--
"[i Ho-ly Shit.]" She said slowly as her eyes traveled upward towards the head of the demon. It was [i massive], towering above her like a skyscraper. And even though its skin was just as dark as the place it lived, she could somehow still see all of it's features. It looked roided out; It was unnaturally packed with muscles. His face was contorted to wear it didn't have a mouth, and the skin stretched all the way up over its horns, only leaving two pockets for its glowing eyes.
It was holding something, which was currently keeping its attention, and she couldn't help but take a step back. Her breathing picked up a pace, and she didn't know if she was going to pass out, or throw up. How were they going to defeat [i that?] She gulped, tilting her head towards her comrade just slightly.
"Okay, Isa, i need you to--" A thud interrupted her, and she turned sharply. "Isa?!" she hissed quietly, dashing to her and shaking her gently. "What's going on?" She asked, but Isa only responded with groans as she held her head so tightly, veins popped from her forehead. Whatever it was, it made Wrath that much more tense.
"Not good, [i Not good...]" Wrath whispered, looking up towards the demon once again. Of all the [i dumb things] Wrath could've done, this was only the second dumbest. She looked back down at Isa, whispering her apologies, before closing her eyes.
Time seemed to stand still around her, if only for a few moments, when someone appeared before her. It was slightly blurry, but she could make out features; Red hair, yellow eyes, and a sinister smile that could haunt nightmares for days.
"[i [#ef1a06 I was wondering when you'd call.]]" It was a voice not much farther from Wrath's, but it held a much more seductive tone; scary, and yet alluring. Wrath gulped.
"I... I need to get them out of here. i need to not... Break."
"[i [#ef1a06 And you can't do it by yourself.]]" The dark, yet familiar figure grinned. "[i [#ef1a06 And what do I get in exchange for this... Help?]]"
"I know what you want." Wrath said quietly, to which the blurry image chuckled darkly. "...How much?"
"[i [#ef1a06 This task would not be difficult. Barely a sweat off of my back. Last I took 5%, didn't I? Hmm....]]" The darker self raised a hand to her chin, contemplating. "[i [#ef1a06 "I'll take another 5% this time.]]"
"If it's really that effortless, do you really need so much?" Wrath said to the image. It chuckled yet again.
"[i [#ef1a06 It's the price you pay for wanting to be some kind of savior.]]" The voice spoke. When there was a long silence, the figure tilted her head towards Wrath and broke it. "[i [#ef1a06 What will it be?]]"
After a long moment, realizing she didn't have much time to decide, Wrath gave in. "Fine."
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When she first opened her eyes, she was astonished by the familiarity of the place. She pulled herself to her feet, looking around. All at once, memories came crawling back to her; She once lived here, alone, feared by near all other creatures that dwell here. Trying to take a step, she kicked something soft, and looked down to check. A girl. She remembered why she was back, and clicked her tongue in annoyance.
[i Not much more to collect, and i can be rid of this form.] She thought to herself with her eyes shut. It was a way to keep composure of all the [i nice] things she'd been doing lately. She took a look around again until her eyes, glowing much brighter than they probably should've been, fell upon the demon. She grinned.
"[i [#ef1a06 I leave for a few years, and I find you taller than ever.]]" She said loudly, her voice dark, and louder than anticipated. The demon's head turned sharply away from the boy it was chatting with to look down at whatever [i thing] you could now describe her as. The demon, although expressionless, had a startled air about him. She smirked at this.
"[#ef7506 [i You!]]" His voice boomed, to which [i she] smirked. "[#ef7506 You're not supposed to be here.]"
"[i [#ef1a06 Neither are you, and yet... Here we are.]]" The demon stayed silent for a while, that is, until [i Wrath] took a step forward. He seemed to growl as she approached, its rumbling getting louder. "[i [#ef1a06 Unfortunately for you, i've got a standing deal to come through on. Hand me the boy and his contents, and i'll be on my way with little to no damage.]]"
"[#ef7506 You no longer hold any title over me, [i Succubus]. Your absence has forced your rank to hardly anything. Even now, I could probably break every bone in your body with a simple--]" [i Immediately], the girl's dark face fell from her smirk to a serious expression. She raised her hand quickly and clenched her fists. The metal from around the demons boots creaked before giving way, completely crunching the contents: His feet.
The demon growled so loud and so long, it split the ground nearby, and he toppled backwards, his grip on the boy vanishing. The weight of the backpack pulled him down fast, giving her only a few seconds to react. Her hand reached again, puling a large chunk of metal from the boot she just crushed, and rushed it to the falling figure, scooping him up with ease before wiling the plate to glide over and drop him right next to her.
"[i [#ef1a06 Lucky you.]]" She growled, plucking the stone from him and examining it. A smirk spread across her face so wide, it seemed unnatural. [i Unnerving], even. "[i [#ef1a06 Oh, and lucky ME, too.]]" She mused. Her eyes, glowing yet again, flicked over to the boy. "[i [#ef1a06 I don't know how you have this, and I don't want to know... But i'm taking it. Think of it as an exchange for your life.]]" She said, a threatening tone to her voice.
"[i [#ef1a06 Now... Take that girl out of here so I can finish my job.]]" She mused, turning back to the demon who had rolled over on his belly and was turning towards her with his hands.
"[#ef7506 [i YOU BITCH!]]" The demon screamed.
"[i [#ef1a06 Woops! Out of time.]]" She said, willing the metal plate to scoop the boy and the one on the floor up and through the portal as a hand came crashing down towards Wrath.
Wrath stumbled out of the portal, covered in blood. She looked down at her hands, a major contrast to the green grass behind them. Was it her blood? A voice pulled her from her thoughts.
"[#B70303 Oh my god... What happened!? Are you--?]" Isa said, taking a few steps towards her. Wrath gave a weak chuckle.
"What... You really thought that wimpy thing could take me?" She raised her hand to Isa before her vision blurred. The last thing Wrath remembered was hitting the ground before the world turned black.
Ares looked at Aiden who got into his room and told him about the situation then left fast, well it was to be expected it was an emergency a portal open mid day.[+blue Well that sucked]. Ares made his way to the meeting and looked at everyone there seems Isa came despite her injury and some lower demons had stepped out fighting her, [+blue Time to try a new technique]. With so much wind in open area and In mid day this was perfect he had not grabbed his Zweihander he didn't need it as he dashes towards a demon and punches its way through its chest his own strength was not what accomplished this but rather the high velocity he archived allowing him to have such impact force.[+blue Isabella, I'll handle the grunts...you and the rest deal with the portal and stay on the reserves I can handle this with one arm]. Ares claimed as he dodged another demon trying to attack him from the back Ares had sensed it. [+blue The wind is nice here they won't be able to touch me]. He says as he moves back then forwards in a flash slamming the demon down with a punch since he was limited to one arm thanks to his injury and of course his legs as he kicks the demon neck cracking it.[+blue I fought people way before fighting demons...is not that different just one minor difference, your mind and body stop you from killing people, With demons, however ... I can smile and crush your things and get a good boy star]. Ares says at the lower end demons as he kicks the dead body of one into a live one that was rushing at him, he was gonna be able to hold them back for a while until his stamina ran out or the wind stopped good thing it was an open and wind was flowing regularly.
He stood in front of her door for a few minutes. Something was holding him back from knocking and entering, but he couldn't figure out what it was. Nervousness? No, he was hardly ever nervous, especially around girls. He was a class clown type of guy, and always had his cool. But something about Isa and her room felt...off. Perhaps he should talk it over with someone else? Then again, Isa seemed like the leader of the group, even if she didn't say so herself. Aiden seemed to be one of the youngest in the group, but that was only a guess. He knew Isa was a senior and he was a junior. It didn't seem like anyone was a sophomore, and the fact that he was the newest one there, it didn't seem to help him much. Neither did the fact that he [i really] didn't seem to have a hold on his abilities. Perhaps taking to Isa would help? She might suggest some techniques or something to get him more control. Only one way to find out.
[#3CDDE2 "Isa? May I come in?"] He asked, knocking the door lightly.
He heard a shifting sound before a reply came, allowing him in. Aiden opened the door a bit slow, not knowing if Isa was getting dressed or something. She wasn't. Good. Isa sat up in her bed, a book on her lap, closed and bookmarked with where she left off. She looked up at him, waiting for him to enter and sit, or stand, somewhere.
[#3CDDE2 "I just talked to De Leon and-"]
[#B70303 "He told you about the demon within you."] Isa finished.
Aiden nodded, sitting down on the chair at her desk. It was right next to her bed, but not too close, leaving room for a night stand between. Isa kept her room well cleaned, hardly a crumb or loose paper in sight. On her desk was her mask, Aiden now noticing the little chips on it around the edge. He figured she had been in a lot of battles, but just for how long exactly, and was this mask a witness to all of them?
[#B70303 "I'm guessing you didn't realize there was a demon within you. So that means you don't know how you got your abilities. I call you lucky."]
Aiden was confused a bit. [#3CDDE2 "Lucky?"]
[#B70303 "Demons aren't really that nice, if you haven't noticed."] There was a bit of sarcasm in there, but it wasn't meant to be harsh, Aiden could tell that much. [#B70303 "When they posses people, it can be very...traumatic...Not all the time, but most of the time. So whatever happened to you, your brain decided to lock away that memory. Don't go searching for it. You won't like what you see, and you'll only harm yourself and make the demon stronger."]
Aiden was silent, not sure how to take it. He could tell she was speaking from experience, but from her own?
[#3CDDE2 "Do you remember how you were possessed?"]
A sort of darkness came over her, lowering her head a bit and looking at the floor. It seemed Aiden had struck something within her that she didn't want brought out. He was a pretty open person, and he was good at getting people to open up themselves to him. Talking to Isa though, he wasn't sure if he would be able to.
[#B70303 "I remember..."] She trailed off a bit. [#B70303 "It involved my whole family and I lost someone close to me as a result. De Leon came to my house a little after that and since then, I've lived here. I've probably been here the longest than anyone that's here now."]
[#3CDDE2 "How so? These demons have only been around for a few years."]
Isa looked at him, a strange look in her eyes. Adien wasn't sure what to make of it really, and he was too lost for words to say anything. [#B70303 "I'm sure De Leon has told you, in some way, that there have been more here than just the group you see today."]
Something about that statement sent a shiver up Aiden's spine, which was a first for him. For some reason, it hadn't really hit him that there might have been other students before he came who had fought. What happened to them? Were they all killed by demons?
[#B70303 "Just keep this in mind Aiden,"] Isa spoke, a sense of wisdom coming from her. [#B70303 "Your powers are because of a demon. A demon that wants your soul. For one reason or another, it's decided to lay dormant within you, for now. Keep your mind strong and it'll stay that way. It's the ones with weak minds that don't last long here. They lose their sanity too quickly, and then we have to deal with them."]
Aiden could tell that by 'we' she meant her or De Leon. He didn't like that thought and quickly pushed it away as he gulped. There was a silence between them, one that felt like it had gone on for hours. Hearing Isa's phone ring was a bit of relief for him, finally taking a deep breath as she answered it.
[#B70303 "There's a what?!"]
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[#B70303 "When's the last time this has happened De Leon? Seriously, this is the worst time for this to happen. You remember what happened last time one showed up in the daytime like this."]
[#1AB46B "I know perfectly well Isa. They were good friends of yours."] He ignored the eye Isa gave him for that reminder. [#1AB46B "They can handle it, I'm sure. You need to go back and rest. You're still injured."]
Isa had told Aiden to run and gather the others and meet Wrath where the portal had opened. Not knowing who was all going to be there worried her. It worried her more that Aiden would be there. It was only his second day here and he hadn't had any training yet. Isa still hadn't assigned anyone to him because of the chaos. She had to be there to help them, injured or not. But De Leon wasn't having it. They were arguing in his office after Isa sent Aiden off.
[#B70303 "I need to go out there. I'm fine. And I'll be careful."] De Leon didn't say anything. He just sat at his desk, his hands intertwined with each other as they hid his lips. Isa sighed. [#B70303 "I know they'll do their best, and I don't have doubt in them. I just don't want a repeat of last time. This is the longest we've had a team with this many and I really think we have a chance here."]
He still didn't speak, seeming to stare off in to space. That was unlike him. Had she hit something? Wouldn't be surprised. De Leon seemed to really care for all of them, even when they talked back. But something about him was off this time. Shaking her head, Isa walked out of the office, slamming the door shut behind her. She couldn't just stay here while they were risking their lives. She had done that once, and she told herself never again. Her mind was made up then and there. She quickly walked to her room, grabbing her mask and sword. She didn't give De Leon a chance to stop her, quickly making her way to the front door and running out.
[#B70303 [i 'I'll just have to be careful.']] She thought to herself, rubbing her side a bit as she ran.
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[#B70303 "Wrath!"] Isa called, spotting the portal and the red haired girl. Of course, there were already a few lesser demons stepping out. These were really low leveled. Too low to be this organized.
Isa swung her sword, cutting off the head of one. She flinched a bit, but kept going. She had no idea about the kid that made his way into the portal, so that was not of her concern. For now, she needed to help cut down the numbers before the big boss came.
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Aiden had already texted Kane and Viviana, having not found them in their rooms. All that was left was Ares. He didn't have any hate towards the guy, just a slight feeling that he was going to be a difficult person to work with. Wasn't like he had worked with difficult people before. Besides, it was hard to get him really mad.
He knocked before he attempted to enter, looking in and being careful not to make the door swing too hard.
[#3CDDE2 "Ares, a portal has opened near the school. Isa said to gather and try to get it closed. Wrath is already there."]
Aiden spotted the cat, but now wasn't the time to say anything about it. Without another word, he rushed out to go meet with the others. He had seen a portal open in the daylight before. In fact, most of the demons he battled were during the day, so why was Isa freaking out? Was it less uncommon here? And if so, then why? Questions to ask after this was over.
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Muli] [muli it was quite convenient actually. The fact that one of the people he was looking for just so happened to stroll into the scene and play hero just as some of the more [i abrasive] folk he usually dealt with happened to be doing their usual rounds of keeping the younger crowd in check. Was Louche to blame? No, of course not. It was none of his fault those kids happened to be there after he snagged a few things from the group of hooligans. It also wasn't his fault the kids foolishly ran into the group and decided to try to defend themselves instead of choosing flight. Some people just can't read the situation. But there he was standing off in the cut watching the beating unfold. Atleast until the redhead showed up and decided to do what almost seemed like rehearsing for a hero moment she was wishing she would get to show a crowd in the future. Honestly it made Louche chuckle. The kids were too afraid of her to even get so much as a thank you out to her.
But then something even more convenient happened. A portal ripped itself out of the ground in front of her. Well. Convenient to louche atleast. Since he snagged the rock off that jackass Kane last night he'd been wracking his brain on how to actually get the demons to appear. he'd all but given up in the attempt to open a portal himself with the likely result of such efforts most likely being his death. But this was great. Here was a portal right in front of him free of charge. Now all he needed to do was use the redhead to his advantage. And the best way to do that was to play her.
Dropping his skateboard to the street he decided he'd play the part of an unknowing innocent bystander. Skating toward the portal while the redhead was too baffled at it's sheer appearance he pretended that he was ignorant to the portal at all and rolled right past the girl and into the portal before she could reach out to stop him. When the purple haze subsided from his vision he was left on the other side. A story plane with black skies met him. Honestly he was surprised he didn't just come out bloody chunks. it was always a possibility but he liked rolling the dice. Now, he just needed to find a demon. Fortunately he didn't have to look far before he felt something tug at his bag pulling him into the air. A muscular humanoid creature about ten times his size with various gnarls and horns protruding from it's body looked him in the face. It looked as if it had a mask on as the orange glow from it's eyes the fire that resonated from the gnarls on it's back. [right [pic http://i.imgur.com/Pne4b7d.png ]]
It stared at him with an intensity and killing intent. He'd be lying if he said his heart wasn't racing at the situation. But he had a few plans in order to keep himself alive and accomplish his goal.
[+orange "A human? Striding into my realm as I opened the door?"]its mouth remained unmoving. A contrary to it's booming voice.
[+teal "Well you left the door open."] the seemingly mad thief grinned as he struggled to hold his fingers between his throat and the cloth that pressed at his neck due to being lifted into the air like he was.
[+orange "Even so. You entering means you're either to brave or stupid for your own good. What's keeping that smile on your face child? I've killed much stronger worms for less."] The rouge could tell the beast wasn't bluffing. He'd be willing to bet that the only reason he was still alive now was from sheer curiosity on the demons part. To respond to the demon's question he pulled the stone from his pocket.
[+orange "Oh? So you're one of those pests."]
He brought louche closer to his gigantic face staring at him with fire in his eyes. Louche could feel the heat almost searing his skin as the demon seemingly examined the boy.
[+Orange "But i don't smell any of my kind in you boy. No. You're just human. A fool at that for coming here."] Maybe it was time to give the reason before he was tossed into a pit of lava, spikes, hungry demons or anything else of that sort.
[+teal "I came for an information trade."]
The Demon seemingly intrigued even more by the boy's words set him back on his feet.[+orange "What could a human like you possibly know that I would want to share my knowledge with you."]
Louche looked back to the portal he came from Lesser Demons were marching into it. Good, this bought him some negotiating time. If he timed this right the redhead could unknowingly be his get-away driver on this job.
[+teal "Info on the ones who are using your kind against you. For something much simpler."] The demon raised a brow before a booming chuckle came from his visage. [+Orange "I suppose it's not every day a human comes barging into your domain and offers to betray his kind. Here, we consume the lower halves of traitors and use what's left as puppets as we string their still-beating corpses by their entrails. But please. Continue.]
The boy gulped as he kept composure. [+teal "You have me here. Nothing I can do to escape or even leave. Since you have that Why not tell me some things I don't know first."]
[+Orange "Hmm. You've entertained me enough boy. Fine. How about this. Seeing as your kind will be wiped out soon either way. The assault on human kind is being led by one being. [i The Queen] Not a monarch in your sense, she's something else entirely. Her left and right hands of stone and lightning ensure she never has to leave her throne. That, and she exists in this plane. Outside of your leader's powers to undo what has been done. He may think he has the ability to save your kind. But your destruction is set in the hellstone of this land."]
Our leader? Powers to undo what has been done? The creature was making no sense to louche. And it seemed demons were still funneling through the portal. If he wanted to live to see tomorrow he needed to stall him while thinking of something.
[+teal "Is that all? I'm not sure my information is worth that knowledge."]
[+Orange "Oh? You seem to forget the situation human. Do i need to break your limbs to remind you? Something of that sort is easily done. The only reason I tell you is because I enjoy playing with my food.]
Now his only course of action was to wait until the redhead or one of her friends came in the portal to save him.
Wrath sprawled in the grass under the biggest tree she could find, just outside of campus enough to see the entirety o the school and its contents. She sighed, bored. She used her bag as a propped pillow against the trunk of the tree as she looked around. Nothing was extremely exciting today. She felt like she should probably study, but that required writing. Her wrist ached at the thought and she rubbed around the makeshift cast she did herself.
Should she practice again today?
Wrath had taken to attempting to push the limits of her powers daily, and there was a good progress coming along. If she concentrated, [i really] concentrated, she could lift a whole statue out of the ground, and move it a few feet away from its original post, without breaking anything. The only problem with that was, if she was haphazardly throwing her powers around without really paying attention, she would break things.
Last night was the perfect example.
She hadn't used much, but just throwing things around, large and in charge, in a span of a few seconds, she broke. However, her training had given much improvement upon her vice. A month ago, she would've had more of an injury than just her wrist. That gave her a sense of hope. Perhaps by next year, she could do what she did last night without even breaking a sweat. The thought made Wrath grin as she flexed her wrist yet again, probably looking stupid to any passerby.
That was when she picked up a noise, not too far off from her location. She turned to look, hearing shouting and curses and cheering from beyond the hill. With a frown, she picked herself up, slinging her belongings over her shoulder as she started her investigation.
As she approached, she could make out more sentences in the shouting, and the curses were someone yelling out, probably in pain. That realization quickened Wrath's pace towards the sound.
Sure enough, as the scene came into view, there were 6 boys --no, 7 boys, beating up on two, probably in a younger grade than the bullies, tossing them around in the middle of a circle like it was some kind of metal concert. Wrath dropped the bag and slide the rest of the way down the hill, her face contorting anger.
"HEY!" She growled, pretty much at the top of her lungs, otherwise they probably wouldn't have heard it over all the cheers and screaming. One of the boys' attention was immediately caught and he looked up at her. She must've been a sight to see, because his face shifted from shock to mild confusion, and then a victorious smirk.
"Check this chick out." He said to his assortment of hooligans, to which they all began to focus on her, ceasing their kicking and pushing. The boys looked terrified in her direction.
When she came to the bottom of the hill, only a few feet from the closest boy of the circle they'd formed, she stopped, shoving her hands in her pocket and cocking one hip defiantly.
"These boys troubling you?" She said towards the two cowering on the ground, their bags against their faces as protection.
"Yeah, maybe." One of the Letterman jacket sporting twits retorted, to which his posse laughed.
"Shut the hell up." She spat in his direction. They all made a sarcastic "oo" to signify that they weren't afraid of her at all.
That was their second mistake.
"Run home girlie. Back to the kitchen with you, alright?" One of the idiots said and the closest one to him high-fived him for such a glorious dis. Wrath rolled her eyes.
"Now, now." She smirked. "Be good dogs and run back home with your pride in tact before i send you there with your tails between your legs and your balls neutered." Then the air suddenly seemed serious, sending a chill down Wrath's spine in a way that excited her. "Scared?"
"I ain't scared of no girl." One said as he approached her. He swung, but she easily dodged to the left.
"Did your mom teach you that grammar?" She mused as he tried again to no avail. He growled, and before she knew it, his team of punks decided to run up on her, too. "Well, then, I guess it's time to get serious!" She grinned, ducking one of the punches and using the position to give her momentum, leaping over the majority of them, landing right on a face and shoving the boy to the ground. He was out.
"What the hell is she!?" One shouted as she spun around. She only gave a wild grin in response.
"Oh... Is that a real metal chain?" She said, eyeing one of the boys' necklace and grinning. "Big mistake." From within her pocket, her good wrist made a flicking motion, which caused that chain around his neck to suddenly pull, freaking him and his party the hell out. She used this advantage to swing him into several of his classmates, knocking them on their ass before deciding to send him flying wherever.
"Fuck you!" One of the boys said, immediately launching at her. She sidestepped him, which caused him to turn, but the decline of the hill just sent him backwards, on his back like the rest of his teammates. She turned to them.
"I'm being pretty nice here." She said, the smile slowly leaving her features. "If you don't want me to seriously fuck you up, i suggest you pick up your friend and leave."
"Like hell!" That same boy from a moment ago had gotten back up and had a metal object. Where did he procure that!? Quickly, she flicked her wrist as she dodged to the right, sending the pole flying away from his grip. She then decided to bring it back, knocking him square in the jaw. He went down like a bag of rocks. She picked up what was a metal pipe, as she now could tell, and looked towards the terrified group.
"Anyone else?!" They stared at her for a moment before scrambling to pick up their baggage and dip the hell out, knocked out friends being carries away by two guys a piece. After a moment of watching them leave, she turned to the two boys who were staring at her in awe. She grinned walking over to them and crouching in front of them.
"...You alright?" They nodded silently. One of them gulped.
"How... Did you..?" He tried to say, but she shook her head and held a finger to her lips.
"It's a secret. Try to keep it, yeah?" She mused before standing, tossing the pipe aside. That moment, when the breeze had just barely picked up, she felt it. That same sickening feeling she always got when they were close. She turned in every which direction, trying to guess where it could pop up.
The tree. She looked up to the thing she had sprawled under not so long ago. Sure enough, that thing had started to become engulfed in a purple abyss that only struck terror in Wrath's heart. It was [i too close to the damn school]. She turned back to the kids.
"Go home. Now." She demanded, which they responded to quickly, darting the hell out of there. She whipped out her cell and called the first person she could think of.
"Isa," She said when the girl answered, "You're not gunna believe this."
[google-font http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Handlee] [Handlee [size16 [+darkblue "Suit yourself..."] The bus pulled away, Kane finding himself annoyed at the situation. And perhaps just a tiny bit relieved. At least there'd be someone who'd notice his absence... if he were to overwhelmingly fail, which was... likely. He wondered if she realized it was going to be a two hour bus ride. Probably not. They were headed for the ocean; Genoa. Two other times had he made this trip. Neither was successful. Then again he wasn't this angry before; this desperate.
Kane spent much of the first part of the ride deep in thought. Almost tactical thought. This would be the fifth direct encounter with [i her]. Thus far the only thing he'd managed to accomplish was escape, and barely at that. The last two times he tried aggression. Both times it went... poorly.
It was [i her] world. [i Her] rules. Her world as far as Kane could tell was a mirror of his own, but flipped on its head. What was the sky in the real world, was a cold unending abyss. Trial and error had taught him only thing he could ever rely on, was that water... was air, and that air was water. Given enough resolve and willpower, along with a clear enough memory, he could almost dictate where he ended up too.
Part way through the trip, on a particular stop, an especially heavyset man meant to get off, squeezing his way up the aisle from the back end of the bus. Kane was reminded at this time of Viviana's proximity, as she leaned heavily into him in an attempt to not be assaulted by the man's girth as he passed. This elicited an understanding chuckle from Kane.
[+darkblue "We can switch places if you want."]
"N..no it's fine. I don't think there's anybody else on like that." she would say, glancing about the back of the bus for a second.
Once again he offered up the same response as before, this time with much less irritation. [+darkblue "Suit yourself."]
The rest of the trip was made without event. As they pulled up to their stop Kane said so, and directed the two of them out. They were at the beach. An unwelcoming gray beach just off the side of a major port docks. It wasn't a particular glamorous location. Certainly for a beach date.
[+darkblue "Now that we're [i both] here, two things are going to happen. One. I'm going to go out into the water. Two. You're going to stay the fuck on this shore. Okay? I mean it."] He was curt. It was clear she didn't appreciate it, but at this point Kane didn't really care. His mindset had switched back on to the fight ahead.
"Okay I get it. Just don't go out too far for too long. This place doesn't feel right."
Kane thought about adding on a 'I'll be out as far and as long as I damn well feel like it' but thought better of such talks, and instead hummed an acknowledgement. Pulling the stone out of his bag he tossed it aside, making sure to keep the damned stone firmly and entirely encased in his hand so as to keep it out of Viv's sight.
With his 'key' in hand he waded out into the water to just about mid shin depth. A foot or two deep. With a great exhale and following inhale, he popped the stone in his mouth and swallowed it whole. For a second nothing happened. And what came next, felt like nothing short of getting hit in the guts with a bowling ball comprised of solidified despair, and coated in a spiny layer of rage. Pain radiated out from his core, so much that he collapsed into the water, his knees digging into the sand below. His breath disappeared. His vision started to go, and it felt like the water started trying to suck him in.
No, it actually did try to suck him in. The liquid began to misbehave, sliding up and wrapping around his arms and legs. It began to tug at him. Instinct told him to fight it. Determination told him to accept it.
The man turned to the source. Of course she didn't stay on the fucking shore. Tearing one of his hands free from the water, he threw it towards her in an attempt to push her away. [+darkblue "Stay back!"] Were the words that would have accompanied his action, if he had managed to muster them. Unfortunately he couldn't, and so Viviana took his hand.
Kane descended into darkness a second later. As he did, he found himself watching a very alarmed Viviana following him into said darkness. The last thought he could muster being a very laid back
Ares wakes up to a sudden name call, his arm had was numb due to the blood loss but he could feel it someone was operating it, he sat up and stare at the side and there it was Wrath. Ares quickly realized this was weird, why was she healing him? Why was she in his room all the sudden? do people forget to knock?. [+blue ow ow ow ow!!]. Ares said while thinking up his questions as she disinfected his wound. Guess you can't exactly reject an act of generosity if it's just done before you can say yes or no. Wrath talked about how she was sorry but Ares smiled and chuckled, after all the same women who talk shit about him the other day now as showing this caring side it was almost like he was being pitied, in either case, Ares looked up with a smile it was his fault and he got emotional if she was willing to show this side of her then he might as well be honest, just this once.[+blue I am sorry too...I got all emotional...I wanted to protect everyone from getting hurt....my power is not that great...for that is just a stupid wind trick...I don't really think women's are differents to men I guess I just wanted to sound cool or some shit like that]. Ares babbling was stopped by another ''ow''. The stitching was done and with a goodbye worthy of a demon who Wrath was about to leave. [+blue No worries, my lips are not gonna say shit that I got nursed by women ..and thanks].
Ares rubs the wound it felt better, painful but at least it was not gonna get infected now, and he wondered what he could do today, going to school was out the question, wondering about like idiotic human seem like a worse idea and staying in bed was just not his style. A snap came to his head, I could take that kitty home, Ares, though to himself as he takes off his uniform and clothes and replaces with a brand new same for his jacket since it was covered in blood and scrathed, things to stitch for later. He put son another gray undershirt and black pants and packed all his dirty clothing and bedsheets taking them to a dishwasher store and paying a dollar and taking the clothes home to dry, this was something he had not done in weeks since well, he was a mess. [+blue What should I get him...well he likes chicken]. Ares made his way to a food mart and brought crispy chicken pack and an already cooked chicken putting them in a bag and made his way down the alleyway where they met. [+blue Bud you there?]. his calling was responded by a meow as the cat nuzzles up to his feet. [+blue I got you a big dinner today you are gonna love it, but we have to be quiet about it my Amici(friends) don't see you]. He grabs the cat with his free hand and pulls him over his shoulder without the wound. [+blue carefull you don't fall alright]
Ares got in his room and sets the cat down cutting a piece of the leg of the cooked chiken [+blue sorry you can't eat the crispy is not natural and it might get you sick]. he puts the piece down o the floor and cat chew down on it fast.[+blue jeez, bud leaves some for the ants]. Ares said jokingly to a cat as if it could understand him. [+blue yeah sorry I brought you here ...I need to have something to do while I heal...next battle is gonna worse I feel it]. Ares had already talked to the cat about his powers and secrets so no need to explain. He felt suddenly something with his wind it was, inside him. This scares him but it was just a voice an androgynous one hard to tell if it was female or male, or even human.[+red you are doing fine but you need to further prove your worth! prove me you can master the wind!]. Then it vanished just as fast as it came and Ares was just left to assume what it.
She could hear some commotion going about outside her room. Sighing, she figured that would happen today. It seemed someone always had something to do after a night of fighting. Most of the time, they would skip class and go in the next day. De Leon never forced them to go to class on these days, knowing they would want some type of relaxing before being thrown back into the normal world.
Isa was quickly grown bored. She hated being locked up in her room all day when it wasn't her choice. Glancing at the book, she simply rolled her eyes and tossed it to the foot of her bed. The same book he always gave her to read. She had ready it many times and was now tired of it. Perhaps she could sneak out and go to the bookstore or something. She did need to do some of her research. Then again, De Leon seemed to always know when she tried to escape and would find her either as she was leaving or when she got to said destination. She wasn't in the mood to test that today.
[#B70303 "What does he expect me to do all day?"] She muttered. [#B70303 "Sleep? He knows I can't sleep once the sun is out..."]
Looking around her room, she could see the shadows. They lied silently, not moving. Acting as, well, shadows. Hard to believe she actually feared them at one time. That fear was still there, but she had learned to control it a bit better by now. Tilting her head a bit, she just watched them, like she used to. Waiting for something to crawl out of there and try to eat her. Her older sister would have told her nothing would come out, and that it was all in her head. Isa would love to have believed that, but it was hard once you saw what was really in the shadows.
Reaching her hand out, the shadow being cast by her desk started to shiver. The movements were unnoticeable to the untrained eye, at first. The shiver became more noticeable as it stretched towards her. It rose up from the ground, detaching itself and leaving nothing behind. One might not notice the odd no shadow, but would feel something about the room being off.
[#B70303 "Cosa di incubi...Thing of darkness...That's probably what they were thinking. That or the devil itself. If only they could see me now. They would probably be more afraid of me...But is that such a bad thing after what they did?"]
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Aiden had fallen asleep as soon as his head hit the pillow. That wasn't uncommon for him though, but he slept like a rock. Guess he was more tired than he originally thought. Either way, he had a rather good night's sleep after the whole battle. Perhaps too good of sleep. When his alarm finally woke him, he looked at his phone to see it wasn't the first time it had gone off. He had slept through quite a few of them actually.
[#3CDDE2 "Well that's just great..."]
He quickly pushed the blankets off and got up to grab his clothes. His normal routine was in shambles. Wasn't the first time, but he had hoped it wouldn't go like this until at least a month after he moved in. Not on the second day. Dressed and ready, he walked out of his room and towards the main room, only to be shoved by Kane as he walked out.
Blinking a few times, he was a bit confused. Had something pissed Kane off, or was he just always like that? Also, why was he still here? Aiden figured they would all be at school. Was there something he was missing?
[#1AB46B "Ah, Aiden, I see you're finally awake."]
[#3CDDE2 "Uh yea, didn't mean to over sleep."] Aiden replied, looking back to see De Leon walking up to him. [#3CDDE2 "Question, why's Kane still here? Isn't it a school day?"]
[#1AB46B "It is, but they don't always go to school the day after a big fight, and there's not much I can do about it really."]
Aiden thought De Leon looked a little defeated with that statement. But he was more thinking about just not going to school today. He was still a little tired and if the others weren't going, he didn't want to. He wasn't the kind to go with the crowd, but that didn't mean he wouldn't do it every now and then. Only when it benefited him in some way or another.
[#1AB46B "Let's go to my office. I have a few things I would like to go over with you."]
He nodded and followed the teacher to the other end of the hallway. De Leon's room was a bit messy, but also organized. All around Aiden could see things about demons, the portals, and other things that had to do with it. Seemed De Leon was really on top of things here. At the desk, it looked like any teacher's desk, aside from what the papers actually said. Aiden took a seat on one side while De Leon sat on the other, leaning back in his chair. They were quite for a bit, Aiden slowly feeling the moment getting more and more awkward.
[#1AB46B "Aiden, tell me everything you know about the demons you're fighting."]
Aiden had to think about that for a minute. He hadn't done any research about the enemy, just fought them whenever he saw one. He had given them their own names, like Slick, or That Shadow, or even The Asshole. Scratching the back of his head, he wasn't sure how to really reply.
[#3CDDE2 "Well, I guess I know the demons we fought last night were Dabours...."]
De Leon sighed quietly, rubbing the temple of his head. [#1AB46B "Alright, we'll start from the top then."]
Moving some papers around, he found a blank one and a pen. He drew a quickly made portal and a few shadow creatures that Aiden figured were demons. De Leon would continue to draw out some parts as he talked.
[#1AB46B "You know how the demons come out of the portals. These portals are formed randomly all over the world. When the demons come out, you and the others go to fight them, preventing them from doing any real damage to this world. At least, any more than what is caused during the fights."]
Aiden gave a slight smirk, but quickly changed back to a more serious look when he saw the look De Leon gave him.
[#1AB46B "I'm sure you've noticed how little the police seem to be doing about this. There really isn't anything normal humans can do. Modern weapons don't work on these creatures. Yes they can be hurt by them, but for the most part it's useless really. Wastes more resources than what humans have. But you are special."]
[#3CDDE2 "I'm guessing because of these powers I suddenly gained."]
The teacher nodded, making two circles now on the paper. [#1AB46B "There are two types of you teens. The more powerful ones are those that a demon possesses naturally."]
[#3CDDE2 "Wait wait wait, you're saying I have a demon inside me?"] Aiden looked like he was about to freak out. How could he have a demon inside him? [#3CDDE2 "I think I would've remembered a demon possessing me."]
De Leon shook his head. [#1AB46B "Not so. Demons are sneaky, they can get you when you least expect it. I can't say for sure which demon has possessed you, but know that you are still in control of yourself. You just have the powers. Now, back to what I was saying. One way is that a demon possesses you. The second, a demon is still possessing you, but the process is different. Do you know anything about the cores?"]
[#3CDDE2 "Those black things Kane was collecting?"]
De Leon raised an eyebrow for a second before nodding. [#1AB46B "Yes. those are the demons themselves. Think of it as their heart, without it you can't live. It's the same for the demons. There is a group out there that has been doing these...experiments, if you will, that started when the teens were kids. They would be fed these cores, thus gaining the demons power. Now, I see you're thinking, these portals didn't show up that long ago, and you're right, but you're also wrong."]
Now Aiden was confused, but said nothing as De Leon didn't give him the chance to. [#1AB46B "You see these cores aren't just found within demons, it's also a special kind of stone. This stone is very rare, and only appears around portals. Now the portals themselves have actually been around for a long, long time. Probably longer than human civilization. So demons from ancient times might have been real. Now, these portals were too small for a demon to go through, so if any had, they were fairly powerful. Around these portals, these minerals would gather and make this special stone that was basically a demon core. It's believed this is probably how some demons are created even, but that's for another time."]
Aiden was taking it all in, at least, trying his best to. He knew some of it would fly over his head, but he was going to hold questions for the end. If he had any he could think of. Sure he had some, but he couldn't quite word them right or they were too many to try to organize them.
[#1AB46B "Now, both ways are dangerous, as I'm sure you have gathered just by the basic knowledge of demons. While the demon does not control you, that doesn't mean it won't try. You have to have a rather strong mind to fight off the demon and keep it at bay. The weaker you are mentally, the easier it is to take control. Once it takes control, there's no going back."]
De Leon was quiet now, almost like he was lost in thought. Aiden wasn't sure if he was done explaining everything or not, seeing as how he just suddenly stopped.
[#3CDDE2 "Have...have you seen that happen before?"] He asked slowly, trying to make some sort of connection.
[#1AB46B "You aren't the first new student to come here Mr. Connolly, and you won't be the last."] He stated. [#1AB46B "Just know that this is a dangerous thing, but it has to be done. Doing this will help keep that demon at bay."] He stood now, showing that he was actually done talking. Aiden rose as well, following the man to the door. [#1AB46B "Any other questions you have you can ask me or any of the others. Isa is bed ridden today so perhaps talk to her, as I'm sure she's bored in there."]
Aiden nodded and stepped out, the door closing behind him. He glanced back, not really sure what to do now that he had all this information. There were a lot of questions he had, but wasn't really given the chance to ask. It seemed De Leon just ended the conversation so suddenly once he brought up the demon possession thing.
Returning to the dorm Kane was met with significantly more flak than he in any way expected, from one of the people he would least suspect it from. It wasn't as if it was the first time he'd abstained from a battle. He did have to admit that the 'team' had gotten more roughed up than usual this time.
As Viv vented further, Kane calmly readied his counter. An effort, that would prove worthless; as the girl fainted into his arms much to his surprise. For a moment, Kane wasn't entirely sure what to do with himself. He'd been ready to lay into the instant she finished, but had been defused and denied. The man found it hard to stay irritated at a girl who'd just fell unconscious on you.
Letting the built up irritation out as a sigh, he then fruitlessly whispered a response to the girl in a soft tone.
As if it was some sort of drama, Kane shot a look around the room in an attempt to turn away any eyes that didn't have the social poise to realize staring at such an event was uncouth. Then, like a proper lad, he lifted the girl up and carried her out of the room, with the intent of delivering her to her own.
Now, a young man having delivered a young woman to her bed in such a manner, it was time that a lesser man might have more than a few naughty thoughts. However at this juncture, that would not be the case. While Kane had no intention of attempting any clothing related action, or any 'tucking in' he did do her two other kindnesses. The first being that of placing her properly upon the bed. The second being that he removed her shoes for her. Such actions, he figured, were more than enough, and less than too much. It was a prudent enough showing of heart for him to allow.
Kane wouldn't be missing out entirely tonight. The stones in his pockets would present a battle of their own for him. One that he just might have to fight for the next few days.
After the return situation had been settled, Kane stashed the stones in his, well, stash. The discovery of the missing third served to further irritate him, as he realized when and how it did so. The cheeky shit from after the fight picked it from him. Silently swearing a to be thought up retribution, he sealed the stones up and went to bed.
For an hour he tried. Tried to ignore it and go to sleep. But the scratching at the back of his throat wouldn't go away. Like he was dehydrated. Of course Kane knew he wasn't. No amount of water would sate this 'thirst' of his.
Eventually sleep seemed to catch him however. Of course the only knowledge he would have of this fact would surface a few hours later. It would literally surface. Water entering his respiration system would jolt him of his slumber, and for a moment a familiar panic struck him, as he threw his upper body forward up and out of the surprise water. As his body attempted to clear itself of the unwanted water intake, via a coughing and sputtering session he realized where he was.
[center His [i fucking] bathtub.]
Slumping out onto the floor, coughing all the while, he took to a near fetal position. When he finally managed to spit out all that he had inhaled, his entire body went limp. For what was probably the hundredth time; he'd nearly drown. The sun filtering in through the skylight told him it was already morning, if not midday. A passing thought crept by, wondering if he'd missed his art class or not.
[#0C114B "What.. am I sleepwalking now...?"]
After several minuted of unadulterated sloth, the time had come. Time to actually get up, put all this water back in the tub, and salvage what was left of his day. Doing so had a profound effect. Something shifted in his hand, which up until now he hadn't realized was still clenched near his chest. Bringing the hand forward he saw it. A certain heavy, black stone.
[size30 [#0C114B "MOTHER FUCK-"]]
In a fit of hysteria, Kane hurled the stone up and away with as much strength he could muster as his brain entered full on panic mode. The cursed rock flew through the air and struck the mirror across the room, shattering it brilliantly. Eyes fixated on that black dot, Kane scrambled backwards, as far as he could as fast as he could. Which ended up being about two feet as the wall greeted his back summarily.
Borderline hyperventilating at this point Kane managed to reassembled his shattered thoughts in a less than preferable time frame, a full half minute.
Knocking his head up against the wall in relief he let out one long final sigh. Once again he was staring up at that skylight. He closed his eyes and groaned.
[#0C114B [size20 "FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT-"]] he would shout, heavy footfalls accompanying his romp across the room. [#0C114B "Why the fuck did I do that?! Doesn't matter now!"] With more hatred than eny one thing had ever come close to elliciting from him, he grabbed the core. Immediately his eyes set about his room in search of one thing. The hardest object he could find. The bathroom. Stomping back inside he slammed the rock on the sink, chipping away at the ceramic. A brief look at the stone showed it to be unharmed. And so he did it again. And again. And again, until a full third of the sink broke off clattering to the floor. Looking once again at the rock he shouted one last expletive.
Not a scratch.
[#0C114B "... Fine. If that's how it's gunna be, I'll play your fucking game again."]
A minute later and Kane threw open his door, the rock tucked away in the bag now over his shoulder. This just so happened to perfectly with De Leon's investigative approach.
He would say, simultaneously cutting the old man off, and shoving past him.
[#1AB46B "What is with you kids and that phrase these days..."]
Kane didn't bother to respond, being already half the hallway away. Instead he continued his warpath... shoving a still bed straggled Aiden out of the way with a [#0C114B "In the way [i again], new kid."] before tromping through the commons with a scowl on his face. Said scowl was soon shown to Viviana, as he passed through the room. If there was a time to attempt some semblance of reconciliation that time had come. And went. He didn't even say a word to the girl as he stormed out of the dorm. If Viviana had even the slightest doubt in her ruling before, said down was surely extinguished now.
[left [pic http://i66.tinypic.com/2o01s.jpg]] The suns rays found their way to Viviana, they delicately fell across her face forcing her to wipe the sand from her eyes. Viviana looked around her room, seemingly ignorant to last nights event. But as her memory slowly flooded back, she shot right up from her bed, wisps of hair wildly flying about. "Did I really pass out into that jerk?!" Viviana groaned as she slumped from out her bed, slowly realizing that's the jerk brought her to her bed. "Wait.. how'd I get in here and where are my sho-" as if last night were happening again, her sentence was cut short from a knock at her door. "[#1AB46B Good morning..]" De Leon entered, ready for a briefing. "[#1AB46B How are you feeling?]" he asked a confused Viviana. Brushing away her previous train of thought, she greeted De Leon with a smile. "Buenos diaz! Oh I'm feeling great! Ready for a day of learning!" Viviana offered a fake smile as she attempted for the door but was met with the older gentleman's chest instead "[#1AB46B I don't think so. The one day you want to go to class, is the one day you should actually stay home. I guarantee your energy hasn't fully returned]" Rubbing at her nose, Viviana took a step back and sighed. "I am fine. I didn't exhaust my self too much. You really don't have to worry." De Leon took Viviana by the hand as he walked her into the hall and led her to the bathroom. "[#1AB46B Senorita, unlike the others, I am very much aware of the amount strength your powers take from you.]" he loosened his grip on the girl as he left her to her morning routines. "[#1AB46B You can't keep pushing yourself, this power, while a gift, is still foreign to the human body. We weren't meant for these kind of abilities, remember the incident that caused you to find us..]" Gently pressing a hand to her shoulder, De Leon turned and left his words to resonate with the persistent girl.
After a quick, but thought-filled shower, Viviana closed the door behind her and let out a sigh. "I can handle these powers, hes over reacting." Viviana whispered to herself before heading towards the common room. Sitting in the closest seat, she gazed out the window for what felt like an eternity; until Wrath broke her trance with a gentle embrace. Smiling at the girls words, Viviana simply patted her arm as it slipped away to pay a visit to Ares. In another scene, Isa bickered with De Leon as he whisked her away and condemned her to her room for the day.
"Whats with the viejo man.." she glared from behind the couch, careful to not let him hear her new nick name. Dropping her form into the couch, Viviana let out yet another sigh as she coiled up. "I still can't believe he took me to bed.." finishing her thought, a loud breaking noise shot down the hall. Jumping up from her position, Viviana watched as Kane rampaged down the hall like a bull. His eyes coming into contact with her own for a brief moment. A shiver ran down her form as the boy made his exit. The feeling was familiar, too familiar. It then hit Viviana that it was the same shiver she felt [i that day]. Jumping from her seat, she shouted back at a busy De Leon "Going out!" the old man expressing a [i not you too..] response.
Looking around, the girl spotted Kane as he was just about to jump onto the 9 o'clock bus. Dashing in that direction Viviana shouted for it to stop as she just barely made the doors. Hunching over, her energy still not fully recovered, she panted in Kane's direction. The boy looked back at her, annoyance painting his face "[+darkblue What do you want?]" Glaring into him, Viviana pushed the boy to the window seat. "I'm going to ignore your tone, [size10 and lack of chivalry to help me], simply because I felt something when you stormed out." she explained through breathes. It was then Kane murmured, "[+darkblue ...Might want to pay your bus fare.]" Vivian was over come with embarrassment as she hustled up some change from her back pocket and threw herself over the seat and tossed her coins into the fare box.
Uncaring of what might hit the boy as she did so. "As I was saying, I had a strange feeling when you stormed out of the dorm. It was cold and isolated." Viviana said with a worrisome look as she looked over to him, his face seeming to ignore their conversation. "Kane!" Viviana shoved her shoulder into him, careful to not disturb the other passengers. "[+darkblue Why are you here? If you're going to yell at me some more you're wasting your time.]" Kane turned to look out the window [i again.] "[+darkblue And I didn't say you could sit here.]" Frustrated at this point, Viviana crossed her arms into her chest and faced the opposite direction. "Regardless of what I said last night, I still care and if I had let you go knowing something cold was waiting for you, I wouldn't be able to live with myself." the girl said with soft eyes, her voice dimming as she remained silent for the rest of the ride, secretly messaging Wrath their location.
There was several things Wrath couldn't seem to keep her mind from wandering to. Firstly, her wrist was still healing, and the pain of the iron in her blood working away at the broken bones faster than that of a normal person came with the annoyance of constant pain. It kept her awake most of the night, which lead to thought two.
Ares' anger was a defense mechanism. Catching a bit of conversation he had had with himself when he didn't realize she was there, confirmed that. She felt the twinge of guilt coursing through her all night. She yelled at him for being arrogant when really, he was just embarrassed. What an ass she was.
After a certain point of daylight, she finally had started to doze off when Isa's voice rang in the hall. She shot up and swung the door open, only to breath a sigh of relief. It was just De Leon, getting his way, as usual. And when he saw her, he narrowed his eyes into a glare.
[#1AB46B "Are you going to school today?"] He threw, gripping the wiggling girl in his arms firmly. Wrath sighed, leaning against the door frame.
"I've got some things to take care of, but I'll be a good girl and study for the test on Monday." She said, walking past him. He cleared his throat, probably not expecting her to actually keep up with the events of schoolwork. She did mention she had one of the highest GPA scores, didn't she?
She strolled into the living room, getting a glance at Viviana relaxing on the couch, who appeared to be day dreaming, or perhaps dozing off. She was probably still exhausted. Wrath grinned, walking over to the couch and giving her a squeeze from behind.
"Mornin', sunshine!" She beamed. "I appreciate your healing but do me a favor next time... Look after yourself." She grinned at her, squeezing her again before pulling away. "Anyway, I'm gunna go get dressed and probably meander around town. Take it easy today, alright?" She shot the girl a wild grin before disappearing down the hall. Her destination was only a few steps farther, but she couldn't help but pause in front of a familiar room, giving a small sigh as she did. Ah, what the hell? She rapped against the wood.
"Ares?" She said before gently pushing into the room. The door had still been open from the previous night, and--
"Ah, jeez, dude, you're still bleeding everywhere." His sheets and pillow were covered with blood, and what looked like puss from a bad stitch job. She ran a hand through her hair with a sigh. "Not that you're going anywhere fast, but sit tight for a second." She turned around and went into the bathroom, grabbing the first aid kit, which was a lot bigger than a normal kit. To be fair, they typically had a lot more damage done to them than most kids in this school.
She came back, flopping next to him on the bed and willing him to sit up. She pulled out the thread and needle, and some disinfectant. "Let me fix that for you." She said, looking towards him with a small smile. "It's the least I could do.... You know. From last night." She threaded the needle and set it on her lap, removing some smaller scissors and, gently, snipping away the previous stitching. The thing oozed blood, and strangely, it didn't phase Wrath at all.
As she began to make quick work of disinfecting and restitching the [i proper] way, making small apologies for the pain the alcohol would cause as well as the tugging, she cleared her throat.
"So... I'd like to start by saying that... I'm sorry." She said, tugging a small knot out of the wire before continuing her stitching. "Being on a team is emotionally... strenuous. Especially when you're used to being on your own." She flicked her eyes up at him and made a small smile. "I know the feeling." She mused. "Beyond that... I've also seen a lot of people die." She tugged the last bit of stitching before tying it off, the wound a lot more closed than it was before. "So, I got a little carried away with my feelings as well." She pulled out neosporen and lathered the hell out of the wound, then proceeded to put a bandage over it.
"What I'm getting at is... You're here now. You're a part of this little family, with all their weird quirks and personalities. We're here to help you, and vice versa. Our helping you does not mean with think you incapable of handling yourself. We just think that, you shouldn't have to, because we're here with you." She smiled slightly before gathering up the kit and attempting to shove it back into the places it once was.
"Anyways, I can't make you stay in bed, but I do recommend trying not to use your arm too much until Viv can get to it." She stood and made her way to the doorway, but before leaving, she turned.
"And if you spill any of this niceness to the rest of the crew, I will personally maim you." She smirked slightly. It was a joke, of course. She didn't go around being this touchy with everyone unless it was truly needed. She wouldn't make a habit of it. She nodded before closing the door back to its original position and running into a smirking De Leon on her way back to the bathroom.
[#1AB46B "Playing nice?"] He raised an eyebrow, to which she scowled. He snickered, leaning away from the wall as he approached her. [#1AB46B "You heard Isa in the hall, right?"] Wrath nodded.
"And how is my little Queen B?" She grinned. De Leon was not impressed. "C'mon, I gotta keep it light somewhere."
[#1AB46B "The damage Isa took is not exactly a [i light] topic."]
"You think I'm not aware of that?" She held up her wrist, which was in a temporary casting, since it would be fine in a day or two. "Do you really think this damage isn't of my own doing?" He was silent to that. Her power's price was that if she used to much, her body would break. She never had the choice of what would break, either. Typically, though, it started with things like her hands and arms, simply because that's what she used to will her power. A similarity would be lifting something too heavy for you without practicing first, and breaking something important. Same basic principle.
Wrath broke the silence with a sigh. "Just keep and eye on her." She said before walking past her. "And please, try not to patronize her?" She shot over her shoulder. She went to her room, changing quickly into some jeans and a t-shirt with some kind of band logo on the front, which she had cut open the arms and sides for ventilation at one point in her life. She threw on tennis shoes before grabbing a backpack and walking out.
"I'm going out!" She said to whoever may have been listening at the time before stepping out of the door, slipping some sunglasses onto her face that she had snagged from the side table on her way out.
Ares holds his bloodied shoulder and rises up staring up at what was even scarier than fighting that demon to the death, it was Wrath fiery eyes, but he held his fear at bay instead he replied with the same vigor [+blue I don't take lectures from you! , I don't think this is a game but you guys ain't my family or friends...I came here alone and I will stay alone since is better than pretending to be friends...let's be honest you won't shed a tear if I die in fact! You don't even need me so stop whining when I do my own thing!].
Ares stands up holding his shoulder the others had gone and carried Isabella meanwhile Kane stayed, Ares was not sure why but he didn't care at this point his shoulder hunted like hell, he got to the building sitting down getting in his room, He wanted to prove his point across so before De Leon could get to the room he stitched himself a badly done job by any means just grabbing the needle and pushing trough the skin in hopes to close the wound, didn't even bother disinfecting it.
[+blue I can't believe I got so emotional...first time...I ever get involved in a team fight....never again, I'll just do nothing and follow orders next time and if they let me killed or bored in a corner all the better]. He said out loud to himself alone in the room as he grabs his phone there was something he needed to solve. He called the bank to let them know he lost the wallet with his money and card, he was gonna have to pick up a new one as well as his student ID.
It was a boring talk but he got most things done therefore it was his time to relax, He moved off into the kitchen and open the fridge and grabs chicken, not asking who it was regardless he put son the microwave since it was already seasoned and heats it then moves outside the facility into an alleyway, a cat with grey fur awaiting him there Ares had been feeding it every day after missions. He had a soft heart for stray animals if anything, with the kitty, tended to he returned back to his room and applied his head into the pillow of the bed just falling sleep like a trunk.