" I'd rather have kissed on of the trolls than--- GGAAAAHHH!!"
Interrupted mid-complaint, just before Nightwind had told him to (essentially) shut up, Wave felt joltz of electricity course his body in seconds. His vision began slowly fading to black even while he still felt the stinging tickles of shock down his spine and at the tips of his extremities. He fell headlong to his back unconscious from the attack -- moreso even because of his Elemental Affinity.
As the water began to build up where wave was lying, his body naturally absorbed some of it even in his state of concussion-like paralysis. While its strengthening effects weren't enough to wake him up immediately, the water did oh so slowly repair the internal injuries Wave had experienced from the shock.
... If only that could have happened before he 'kissed' the horse-man's boot... ((OOC: *shot* ))
Last Edit: Oct 16, 2011 13:26:02 GMT -8 by Deleted
There were more demons. Luckily for Finale, they weren't the ones that had previously killed him. Unluckily, they were the stronger duo that had killed Aluminum. Still, this meant the two did not recognize him - and didn't know he was a good guy.
The peculiar thing about demons is that the younger ones are born with the innate ability to sense goodness and purity of intentions, a sense that dulls with age and experience. Being top-ranking demons, these two had none of this ability left.
Unsure of his allegiance, they supplied him with information as well as they could and waited to see his reaction.
"Boy go with master Nightwind. Others dead. Much fun."
Very bad. These demons seemed dumb enough, but Finale didn't want to underestimate them. Finale took notice of the prisoners, then gained an ingenious idea.
"Now, Lord Samhain wanted these prisoners relocated to outside the area of the curse. They will think they are free and then will be killed when I give the signal. If someone tries to kill them before I give the signal, they are traitors. Even General Nightwind."
Finale gestured toward the prison cells. Hopefully, the stupid demons would get to work.
"And from now on you two take orders from me and me only. I am Samhain's private spy, EnHasteRa-an. And I rank higher then Nightwind. Get to moving!"
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The demons laughed. It was a sickening, mocking sound. "You think us stupid, silly man? Lord Samhain tell us to guard himself. He say only he can tell us let them go. You not him! You are small, and he is very big!"
The demons found this so hilarious they continued cackling away for several minutes, not bothering to attack Finale.
"Of course. . . Stupid average grunts. Not respecting authority. Do you know why I was appointed his spy? Because even though I am small in stature, I can change to apear as any other being."
EnHasteRa-an smiled, he would show the stupid grunts his true power. He activated an SE, the old one he got from Xyzillents a while ago. His data reformed and took on the appearance of Xyzillents or more appropriately, his suit and visor.
"See now why I am Samhain's top? Because I am anyone. In fact I could be one of you two right now, and one of you could be me. . ."
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Xyzillentz wandered into the area, causing one of the demons to divert its gaze and stare at the darkloid.
"Look! He have same clothes! Is it new uniform?"
"Hardly..." Xyzillentz responded in a cool, calm voice. "It's an original, just for me. And I wouldn't dream of letting my allies wear it. Something with the same color scheme, sure, but this is far too close for comfort." In perfect time with his words, he acted out a different interpretation, running his hands down the other navi's duplicate suit, his body in close. The logical conclusion was that this was Finale in disguise - he had transmitted an SE to him once, back in Bayside City.
"Now Finale, you wouldn't be trying to pull a fast one with this cheap knockoff, would you? One stripe and no vents... it's not terribly convincing once you've seen the full glory of the original." The serpentine sinner gave a sly look to his double, an enticing tone slipping into his voice, his mannerisms becoming subtly seductive as he shimmied in front of Finale. "You know I like you, Fin. I've done you favors before. If you want to get in on the winning side, you don't need these lousy tricks. Just ask. I'll give you one last chance... here and now."
Xyzillentz sighed and rolled his big purple eyes, pushing Jinko out of the way and walking back over to the viral navi. "Finale... why is that your duty? Who gave it to you? And why the hell are you so stuck to it, hm? What's in it for you, why do you NEED for this to go away?" He made a grand gesture, motioning with his hand to the corrupted scenery. "There's a whole world of opportunities to explore that you've just been ignoring. What you NEED is to open your eyes."
He took a step or two back, ignoring his hanger-on, Jinko. "And let's talk about favors, shall we? You didn't save me from AirMan. I was leaving already when you screamed 'Don't leave!' and swept me away in a rather uncomfortable storm. Then I hid you from harm and found Backman to heal you. And you know what? While I was off doing that, the object of my affections wandered off to parts unknown." The anger built in his voice as he continued on, reaching a crescendo as he touched on the subject of Trance. He could still picture him perfectly in his mind's eye... open, attractive, fun-loving.
His mind drifted for a moment, but when he pulled it back he spoke calmly and firmly. "The way I see it, I've been nothing but nice to you, and it's cost me a lot. You're the one who owes me favors, Finnie." He spitefully spat out the nickname, a bit of his toxic saliva shooting out as he did. "Yet here I am doing you another favor by inviting you over to the right team. It's disgusting, really. I must have some sick obsession with you."
He considered stopping there, but decided against it. As was often the case, curiosity got the best of him. "Now let's assume all that was moot. That I owed you my life. What then? What would you have me do that would change the course of all this? I'm flattered you think I'm so instrumental, really, but it seems a bit naive."
Last Edit: Oct 25, 2011 14:47:34 GMT -8 by Snakeskin
Finale was overwhelmed. Xyzillients had brought up alot of good points. Why was he fughting on the side of good? Why did the original virus want or need to repent for it's sins? Why was Finale the one who needed to carry out the repenting!
"I don't know. . ."
Finale sighed wistfully.
"I don't know why I exist. . . Why I was even born. . . I barely know Ion, the one who saved my life. I look up to him and I don't even know him. I. . . don't know."
Finale had a barely recognizable tear in his eye. He honestly had no idea why anything happened or how. He was a navi without a reason or a purpose beside 'Help navi-kind.'. But he didn't know why he had to help navi kind. He wanted reasons. Reasons that don't exist. . .
"I DON'T KNOW"
Finale, in his combined rage and emptiness, tried to punch Xyz, in a very sudden and unexpected way.