Overlooking the fragmented cliff was a female navi who went to observe the Netopian Lake in Limmous. The sun was beginning to set accordingly, and the stars coming forth brightly, scattered across like specks of dusts, with the moon inserted over the firmament of the night sky. Moments such as these brings back unwanted memories, the so called good-old-times, occasions shared with her previous operator, Rosalina. How they routinely wasted several nights staring at the sky above, but her point of view were limited through the looking glass of her previous domain.
Nonetheless, these significant moments reminded her of how desolate it has felt wandering in Netopia. Almost as if an eternity has passed since her arrival to the region. Has she been doing well?.. She did storm off from her without a word after being brought back from her compiled data. Not the best way to part from someone without leaving on good terms. "Perhaps.. I should return?," she fumbled for a brief second as those words escaped her lips. But as simple of an answer it should've been. It wasn't. Esperanza couldn't bring herself to take that initiative of accomplishing her personal desires. Not right this instance at the very least.
They were other things keeping her mind unsettled in the abyss of a nightmarish sequence. Esperanza dropped unto her back, exhaling the tensed stress burdening her chest through her nostrils for the wind could receive as atonement. Her arms extending as high as they could towards the reaches above, but then she brought them down gently for she was mindful of the markings that were on them. Feeling a surge of frustration overcoming her rational thought process, she removed the two pigtails attached onto her fuchsia hair. With the sensation of her burden unshackled, Esperanza tossed her pigtails off the cliff. Her clothing transitioning into an ebony colored armor with elastic properties. They had several unrecognizable markings and lightings, similar to her hair color, that would slowly brighten and then dim down after a period of time. The armor covered her whole body, including those undesirable branding she received from her rendezvous at Bayside, but making a halt right around the mid-section of her neck.
Once her transfiguration was completed, she stood up, and continued to ponder. She placed her hands on the back of her head, "What to do now?.. Suddenly, from off the distance several crimson lights were flickering on and off. They were feint, hard to make out with the naked eyes, but there was something.. mysterious over there. They seem to be accumulating around a humongous tree that stood out from the canopy of the surrounding forest. Piquing her curiosity, she made her descent down the cliff towards a connecting trail near the lake to utilize as her starting point towards those lights.
Crescendo stood at the edge of the lake, the blind navi staring out over the water. At the edge of where he stood, the water pulsed in low, undulating sounds to the beat that he was putting out, even with him not wanting him to. The sound at this point simply just came unbidden. There was too much of it in him for him to hold back and so it was simply something that just constantly pulsated around him. The grass too moved in small patterns away from the Navi. It was rather par for the course, as far as he could tell. The sound pushed everything else away from him, and that stood true for Navi, virus and the environment in between.
As the lights began to go off, Crescendo turned his head that way, sending out a low pulse of data that struck multiple things and came back to him in a form of sonar, able to 'see' further than others simply due to the nature of how his power worked. He frowned, glancing in the direction of the lights. He couldn't see them, of coursed, but they gave off odd signals enough for him to 'see' them. He moved to turn fully to face them, watching them with some level of curiosity for a moment.
Oscar: A-are we going to investigate?
Crescendo gave a small exhale of irritation. "Why would we?" he asked simply. "We've been over this, Oscar. I'm not someone that goes around and sticks my nose where it doesn't belong. I know that your previous Navi was like that. I'm sorry I'm not." the man responded, his attention still focused on the lights.
Oscar: Um...yeah. Okay. Sorry.
The man gave a small frown. He didn't mean to upset or scare the boy, but sometimes the constant comparisons to the Navi who's body that Crescendo had inadvertently taken over got under his skin. He paused as he sent out another pulse, noting that a navi was approaching the lights.
Oscar: What if they need help?
"Fine," Crescendo hissed, the pulsing around him growing louder in his agitation before he began to drift along the ground, pushed by the pulsing energy of his sonic prowess, heading toward what lay ahead. He had no idea, but if it would get Oscar to calm down then he could continue not prying into things that didn't concern him.
She persisted on the path towards those mysterious lights, Esperanza line of sight were blurring as she continued further into the forest. The leaves were thickening, moss covering the branches and trunks as she proceeded deeper into her route. Rather than pursuing blindly down her destination, she gather some of her essence and created a replica of her signature weapon. The fluorescent light from it shined enough for her to see several feet ahead of her but her view was still limited, and for those who may depend on their sight to interpret their surroundings around themselves would have trouble traveling through this place. "Not much..", she exclaimed to herself, but certainly better than tripping every so often on random pieces of debris that laid on the deck.
As several minutes passed, Mal felt various sudden vibrations resonating on the ground opposite from where she stood. Observing directly towards that general direction she focused her attention in hope of picking out an anomaly within the creepy forest. After a brief pause you wasn't able to determine if someone, something or simply the network itself were to be blamed for the rattle. Though it wasn't ad important for Esperanza since she was still more curious about the lights at the moment. Its origin could remain indecipherable as far as she cared.
Off the distance the mysterious light shined intensely than they did before. There more colors covering the trees canopy, blue, green with red flickering on and off in an oit of synched fashion. And within that part of the forest started to pulsate an extremely cryptic sounds, echos and vibrations that would be picked up by any creatures that may be in the surrounding area without regard to how far they may be from the source. There was something eery about sounds as if calling those around towards its side of the forest... Welcoming all with open arms...
Crescendo hated forests. More than any other terrain, forested areas were the ones that the sonic navi hated with a passion. The sound that he emitted, that he used to See, was constantly broken up and refracted around, and it made it difficult to note where things were at a distance. It was often just like a massive blur that was in front of him. Like a writhing mass of uncertainty, and he simply didn't know how to proceed forward from there, aside from just taking one step after the other into the unknown. The slight changes in color from whatever the lights were (as Oscar had informed him) were still continuing to flicker off in the distance and still intrigued him.
As he drew closer, he also became aware of his Sound hitting a Navi, rather than just the data that made up the environment. The data that came from it indicated a number of things to the navi quite quickly- it was female, and she was headed in the same direction as he. That was curious. He hadn't expected anyone else to be coming this way as well, and as he could tell from the silence on Oscar's end, the young man had the same mindset. Though he was also probably sure that Oscar was also cheering silently at the fact that Crescendo was going to have to talk to someone. As much as he didn't really care to, if it was a forest they were going into, it would cripple his Sight a bit, until he was completely immersed in it.
However, Crescendo paused, his feet almost lurching short. There was a pulsing sound coming out from the forest. That was new. He extended a hand forward, looking to interact with it...but the pulse was too scrambled from the trees to make out anything for certain. He frowned deeply for a moment before he began to move forward a bit more cautiously, passing the first few trees as his low pulse now was sending out sounds from around him, breaking upon the trees, coming in at odd angles before coming back to him, beginning to slowly allow him to See the forest around him. He stopped a few feet past the entrance, just building the mental map in his head from the sonic waves bursting outward.