No Judge 0 intro post each 2 battle posts each Version Off Continuity: Soft-Canon (continuing from here)
" Let's try something a little different. "
Faith handed her dagger to Xylia -- there was nothing particularly special about it by the looks of it, just a regular dagger, but it did have some funky crimson symbols on it. They weren't glowing while the dagger was in Xylia's hands like they had done whenever Faith held it, so there was obviously a bit more to it that just looks alone.
That didn't matter for now, though.
" You swing at me whenever, however, and from where ever you please. I'm going to close my eyes and see how many strikes I can avoid without looking, okay? "
Without waiting for confirmation, Faith shut both eyes and bent her knees slightly in preparation to evade.
Xylia studied the dagger that Faith handed her. The symbols inside didn't seem to activate with her touch. She looked back up at the waiting Faith. Time to test a theory...
"Here I come!"
But she didn't.
She waited about three full seconds, before dashing forward at her top speed. She struck with the dagger towards Faith's chest. She would then jump up, using the wind elemental energy to boost the jumping height, and flip over Faith, trying to weakly strike down with the dagger towards her head. As Xylia landed, she would spin around, and strike forward at a slashing angle towards Faith's Neck. She jumped back, opening up some space, taking a breath and studying to see if her theory remained true.
Faith remained motionless for the duration of the brief pause before Xylia's attacks... then opened her eyes as Xylia approached.
" Okay okay, on second tho--eek!!! "
It was too late to back out now though, but at least with her eyes open she was able to step back from the first strike at her chest, tilt her head out of the way of the second, and angle her entire body away from the third.
Her expression looked quite startled during it all, but it changed to an endearing smile after all was said and done, almost even a nervous smile. Her hands were both up in the "stop" position as Xylia created the distance between them, so at least that scare was over.
" That was a dumb idea, I'm dumb for trying that. "
Still smiling, she put one hand down and left the other up as an open palm, non-verbally requesting her dagger back.
" I suppose we should get back to virus busting, I'm sure more will arrive any moment now. "
"That was indeed probably not the best idea. But wow, your skills are so good! You dodged everything so cleanly!"
She offered the dagger back to Faith. She did not get to see Faith use the crimson energy, and it seemed like she couldn't activate the dagger herself. Oh well. It had still been kind of a fun exercise?
But before she could say anything, it sounded like more viruses were incoming!
Faith smiled and remained silent as the dagger was returned to her.
Xylia would notice that a bit of the dagger's red haze lingered on her palm for a moment, then dissolved as if it had been absorbed into her body. So it was indeed hazing the entire time that she held it, it was just very discrete and unnoticeable. As for what it meant?
Well, Faith didn't give any hints as she turned away to deal with the incoming viruses, but it wasn't too hard to piece together.
Blood for Blood Faith Nymphra's peculiar dagger, which in actuality is a piece of unique malware, can be temporarily summoned by Xylia after having held it for a short time. It's still harmful to hold onto for too long, so it automatically vanishes after giving her the time to make a single strike. 0 C-Blade Damage ° Cuts Auras ° Deals 10% of Target's Max HP as Damage ° May be optionally charged for 1 Turn to change the effect from "10% of Max HP" to "20% of Current HP" or "20% of Missing HP" instead ° Xylia loses 10% of her Current HP upon use of this attack
Last Edit: Nov 11, 2019 15:52:27 GMT -8 by Warrior
Warrior: Heyo. She sure is, more than ever I might add. I'mm'a hit you up on discord in a bit to discuss some things, just giving you a heads up ahead of time when you get the random friend request for that lol
Dec 1, 2019 17:54:41 GMT -8