Post by ~Divine|<3|Heart~ on Jan 15, 2015 15:09:54 GMT -8
“Welcome to the Cyber Gym! Where NetNavis can pump iron and sharpen their skills!”’
It was such a nauseating sound.
Although filled with optimism and friendliness, the sound of the pre-recorded welcoming replacement of a door chime was utterly disgusting. It reminded the young violet haired boy’s first time walking into a real-life gym. Men whistled as they were happy to see more chicks in the gym and the girls whistled to get the attention of their friends. It was all the same: they just were making fun of him.
There was a somewhat prick of envy as Megami strolled into the Cyber world’s replacement of what seemed to be a “Gym.” From the moment that chiming voice sounded off, it was as if the female NetNavi owned the eyes and ears of everyone there who seemed to even stare or scratch their heads trying to figure out why such a delicate and beautiful NetNavi wrapped in layers of white and blue robes was stepping into such a place. Nonetheless, she gave them an answer by strolling straight into the open two walled opening in one corner.
Drowning out the sound of the whistles and gawkers, the room roared to life. The open closed behind Megami as the room now had three walls. The female NetNavi smiled nicely, her hands came to her lap, and she had a sweet expression as she waited for someone to come. Someone who was interested in seeing something “special.”
“Do you think they will come?”
Megami nodded her head in response to Xenneth’s question. “Certainly! I think someone will answer my response! If not, everyone here seems very friendly and may want to help me, yes?” Megami said this as she looked to the open glass view of the closed arena. Even if the clear walls were near destructible, it did not stop the male-gawker NetNavis from pressing their face against the glass to see the beautiful spectacle inside the hardy gym.
However, they did not seem to comprehend Megami’s plight in this situation. Xenneth had requested for someone to answer his Bulletin Board reply. He needed someone to “Help him with some interesting program” and someone to push them to their limit would have to come to such a place. The gym was very enduring when it came to the boundaries of containing extreme power and strength on the net and wasn’t just some average gym for lunks like in the real world.
Megami waited patiently as she stood at opposite end of the room waiting for her opponent to come and for the room to seal itself shut.
Now Listening To:: ----- Chatty Ditz (OOC):: -----
B.o.B. pulsed into the Gym having answered the call from the BB post. Looking across the arena B.o.B. noticed a familiar navi. "Oh its her...what was her name again...oh yeah!" After a brief pause, B.o.B. walked towards her, [/bobb]B.o.B:"Megami! right? I saw your post on the BB board, I would love to help run some experiments on this 'program' of yours." B.o.B. waved as the doors of the arena shut and sealed them inside. [intro 1/2]
Post by ~Divine|<3|Heart~ on Jan 15, 2015 15:38:17 GMT -8
As she risen, she presented herself with a warm smile to the coming NetNavi who was all too familiar. “Hello again, friend!” she said happily, “You are right! I did need help! The program we are going to be looking at today is...”
Her right hand was moving from her lap as a single index finger was gesturing towards her NetNavi icon. A weak smile coming across her face this time, the female NetNavi seemed almost reluctant to address herself, as if she felt “less.” “As of late, my Net Operator and myself worry. The contents of a black box program within me, known as Pandora, has begun to reveal its contents. From it, several programs that augment my abilities have come from it. It seems to change its shape depending on the situation and just how desperate things become.”
Megami lowered her hands to her lap once more. Her smile was no longer weak, but absent. Her eyes were filled with seriousness like no other.
“As my Net Operator says, that is where you come in.” she began, “Through a fight with me and your analytical skills...we shall uncover more of those abilities. This gym is for the safety of others as it may contain this power best. Some of these abilities...” biting her lips, her eyes slid to a corner. “...they have become tainted by Dark Chips.”
It was fortunate for her, the glass room was void of sounds from the outside.
“We, Xen-kun and myself, will understand if you no longer want to go through with this experiment. I am not able to completely suppress the program...but I hope to.”
All she heard was the imitative beating of her own heart. She worried about what this NetNavi, like others, would think of her. Would he understand or would he think she was some crazy girl biting off more than she could chew.
Now Listening To:: ----- Chatty Ditz (OOC):: -----
B.o.B. stood and listened patiently. "Dark chips?...hmm...I guess to each there own...I guess you really can't judge others by appearance." After Megami finished, B.o.B. nodded knowingly, B.o.B:"Mhmm mhmm, I am the perfect navi for the job then. No need to worry about that thing about dark chips, I have no prejudice against those who find their power appealing. Humans once destroyed each other with nuclear weapons, and now that same technology powers most of the world. Dark chips can be dangerous business but with the right precautions it can become a powerful tool. Please lets get started right away! " B.o.B. said excitedly, jumping back to create some distance between the two. [/bobb]B.o.B.:"Please start the very basic of programs when you are ready to begin, I believe I can build you the appropriate stage and obstacles to provide you with the necessary challenges." [intro 2/2]
Post by ~Divine|<3|Heart~ on Jan 15, 2015 16:10:33 GMT -8
“Wait, it is not-”
She said this during B.O.B’s jump back. At first, she thought him to be fearful of her, but it reveals that was not the case. His excitement to start was what saved her from having to explain her reasoning. Then again, did it only stop her from lying? Did she not use a Dark Chip for that moment where she needed power? That moment that she absolutely loved and needed to protect Xenneth? She had good intentions, but yet, that did not make reason for them to be called good decisions.
At this, she frowned.
“W-well...” she was hesitant, “...Xen-kun?”
A sigh could be heard through the closed arena’s intercom. “Here we go! Dark Plus! Dark chip in, download!”
There was an explosive energy erupting from Megami’s side of the arena that bounded off the glass. Before one could process the Net Operator was the one communicating, it had already set off another chain of events. Megami’s eyes were dark as beautiful blue irises were lost in a sea of black. Her stance changed as she spread her arms out before her, brimming with two brimming spheres of purple with a raging black silhouette like the edges of a flame.
“Pantheon, activated.” Megami’s voice more empty in tone than before, “Beginning functionality...corruption from alien programming negated...parameters stabilized...base empathetic and operation limits ceased. Target identified...engage?”
No matter how many times Xenneth gazed at the shell of Megami that was so cold and so systematic, it never settled in that it was her. However, promising he would go through with it, to tame this wicked side of her so nothing may happen like it had before in Element City, they needed to tame the seeds of Caliga’s influence.
Megami’s eyes, even if for a second, shown some sadness in the response.
Without hesitation, the form whipped its body twice as the two spheres of darkness from its palm had flew towards B.O.B. As if they appeared out of thin air, two more had appeared in her palms as she whipped her body, and she volleyed them forth as well. The explosive properties surely heightened by the darkness, it was only a matter of time before the NetNavi found out just how dangerous the bundles of dark energy were.
Now Listening To:: ----- Chatty Ditz (OOC):: -----
B.o.B. was surprised "Maybe she didn't understand the start from the basic program part." B.o.B. immediately knelt down placing both hands on the ground. Command Order: Build Barrier Consecutive walls rose from the ground in front of B.o.B. The gigantic fire balls smashed into the walls, almost breaking through all of them. B.o.B:"Megami? are you still there?" B.o.B. said not knowing whether or not it would get an actual answer. "Was she still in there? Who was in control? What is this Pantheon?" B.o.B.:"Please get control of yourself" B.o.B. threw 2 punches that seemed to hit nothing. Until two pillars shot out from the ground aiming to knock Megami out. [Battle 1/5]
Post by ~Divine|<3|Heart~ on Jan 15, 2015 18:39:25 GMT -8
“I knew this was a bad idea!”
Xenneth’s thoughts flowed through his head as Megami went on the assault. He was only fortunate that this NetNavi was capable of a good defense. The retaliation even seemed very efficient as he kept his distance and sent some sort of pillar in Megami’s direction. This was met with intense retaliation as the female NetNavi had leapt back attempting to avoid as she nearly lost her balance. Her arms coming upward as if to guard herself from the counter attack.
“I can stop this!” Xenneth cried, “Activate, Full-”
There was a cry that emitted from Megami’s side of the arena. Following closely behind that sound was the crumbling of the pillar as more of the strange spheres of energy crashed into it. A remaining two spheres once again aiming to smash into B.O.B. as they zipped across the area. Megami stood breathing heavily, right hand seeping with steam. Her left eye colored that abnormal benign color, the right way a pure white with blue irises, but both of them were narrow with a tenacious expression.
“It is...working...” she insisted, “...I have...control.”
Megami’s right hand came to her mark on her right chest. Her fingers stroked her bosom lightly as there was a burning sensation from the Dominus Captivus which was tatted there. She pressed her lips together tightly, baring the pain and fighting the sensation of the Dark Chips. All the while, her mind ran rampant with thoughts that reminded her of her friends, her admiration, and the desire not to be controlled again. Lastly...the safety of her sparring partner.
She seemed worried realizing, for a second, she had lost sight of herself.
“My apologies,” she cried, “Are you faring well? Was that...perhaps...too much?”
B.o.B. threw up one hand, which created another barrier, stopping one of the spheres. It seemed like B.o.B. plenty of time to throw up another or at least get out of the way of the last, but the only move B.o.B. made tas to cross its arm in front of it to brace itself. The sphere crashed into B.o.B., a bright flash, and then the energy dissipated. If ones eyes were quick enough they could see a barrier around B.o.B. and what looked like a halo above its head, but is disappeared instantly. "Good, she has some control, and now I can begin analyzing her composition." As the dust settled B.o.B. brushed itself off. B.o.B:"No need to apologize. While I don't care for fighting much, I have been on the net long enough to know how to take care of myself." "Where to go from here...hmm...lets test her control under stress." B.o.B.:"This was a good first round, but you will also have to remain in control in much tougher situations. Do you think you can keep control if I up the difficulty?" B.o.B. took a strange stance as if to focus energy inside itself. It's left arm glowing brighter. [Battle 2/5 OOC: I am way too interested in seeing how this plays out, wanna make it longer than 5 posts?]
Post by ~Divine|<3|Heart~ on Jan 15, 2015 20:00:18 GMT -8
“Is he some kind of angel?”
The Halo vanished as quickly as it came, but it only left Xenneth and Megami with more questions. At the very least, it seemed like the NetNavi was safe. Leaving them with less doubts, they started to be grateful they had such a sparring partner. They acknowledged his experience as Megami given that docile smile while nodding her head and then changing her stance as he posed a question to her.
“I can!” she said happily as she took a stance, “I am sure I can bring myself back from using simply a little power. However, it is you I worry for. This is the reason I asked for someone such as you. I worry that my strength would have hurt someone in an ordinary arena had I went to exhibition matches. I want to control this power...for others’ sakes.”
Her eyes averted to the spectators who seemed calm now. No longer gawking, they seemed shocked and horrified.
“The Pantheon is a fail-safe system. Literally, its meaning stands for a ‘temple’ that is meant for dedication for the Gods. I have looked it up.” a weak smile appearing as she thought of her trust book, “In the face of corruption, Dark Chips or even this scar on this body empowering me, it comes and makes all decisions for the good of defending this body dedicated to be for the purpose of harboring the powers I have. Powers of a Goddess and the Box that contains it all...Pandora.”
The female NetNavi’s eyes had the darkness in them recede with every word brimming with confidence that passed through her lips. Once more, Megami took a stance spreading her legs and lifting her hands brimming with bright yellow spheres of aura. This time her form was different. There was a sense of honor in her movements, free of cold and systematic gesture.
“However, I will fight the darkness and the Pantheon Programming. Taking back control then was easy, but the more power and abilities I use, the more the Pantheon fights. I too hope you are ready, friend.”
Her words that seemed like a boast were genuine concern. It seemed like this NetNavi was dedicated to enduring, just as Megami was.
Battle Post:: T.H.R.E.E. Now Listening To:: ----- Chatty Ditz (OOC):: Sure, feel free to extend it to how many turns you like.
B.o.B. nodded. "This is proving to be quite the interesting experiment." B.o.B. released its stance, its arm still glowing. B.o.B:"Good I am glad we are in agreement! One moment please..." B.o.B. flipped its left hand up, causing walls to slide up the planes of glass that looked into the field. Blocking out the vision of the prying onlookers. B.o.B.:"Much better, I have switched my systems to full build mode. I can now better create a proper testing environment." B.o.B.'s right arm with the bulky black gauntlet flashed and then became white, glowing a soft blue like B.o.B.'s left arm. B.o.B. raised both arms this time and the ground gave a light shake. B.o.B. rose up from the ground as a tower arose under its feet. The ground shook once more, and around Megami walls began to rise. [/bobb]B.o.B.:"I have made a small obstacle course to put you under some strain, please be careful as there are traps. They are not lethal, but they will be relentless. Please start up the program again when ever you are ready. To help make sure you are under control I will maintain a conversation with you at all times. If at any time you do not respond I will restrain you. Understood? [Battle 3 OOC:Cool!]
Post by ~Divine|<3|Heart~ on Jan 15, 2015 20:59:55 GMT -8
As the walls had risen, they had brought Megami some relief.
The female NetNavi did not want to see those faces of the NetNavis outside that looked at her as if she was some sort of monstrosity. If anything, she thought herself foolish to come to such a place. Sure, she had something that contained her abilities and powers, but there were still witnesses...until now that was. The only thing that came to her mind as she nodded her head agreeing with B.O.B. to start when ready was his assurance that he would restrain her if she would lose control.
...could he do that?
Even Xenneth wondered this as Megami agreed, but after a while, he could see his friend was going through with this. His hand lifted to his P.E.T. as he once again presented a Dark Chip. He let out a sigh of his breath as he tried to gain his composure. His fingers slowly pressed in the chip and his voice being a warning, “Dark Recovery! Dark Chip in, download!”
As his voice erupted, so did a spike of energy from Megami. A benign purple aura coveted the body of the NetNavi that washed over her. The darkness returned to her eyes, but it was only for merely three seconds as it swept through her pure white eyes and then flushed out with a single bat. The female NetNavi ran forth as she charged through the obstacle course. Her hands lifting up as she swung the spheres of light once more in a swift and reinvigorated attack. A volley of three spheres of aura were aimed for B.O.B. on the top of his tower as she charged through and quickly ran alongside of the walls.
“I am in control.”
A shocked expression coming to Xenneth’s face, but shortly afterwards, his lips sealing with a smile as he heard her reply. Finally, it seemed like the Pantheon was having trouble trying to conquer Megami’s will.
B.o.B:"Lets begin then..." B.o.B. shifting its stance, as three spikes shot out of the tower, intercepting the spheres. B.o.B. shifted once more causing a wall to shoot out in front of Megami. Guiding her down another path. B.o.B.:"You keep talking about this Pandora system, something about a Black Box? Are you familiar with the full story of Pandora's Box?" B.o.B. clapped its hands together, causing the walls around Megami to rapidly slide in as if to crush her. [Battle 4]
Post by ~Divine|<3|Heart~ on Jan 15, 2015 21:34:24 GMT -8
“Pandora’s Box? A story?”
Xenneth was not good at history or myth.
The violet haired boy had scratched his head while Megami took a moment to think. Beyond the name of Pandora’s Box she knew of the program and nothing more. She answered this with silence as she had made a sharp turn and guided herself down the corridor, but was met with a dilemma as she stood still while both walls threaten to close with her in-between. No time to think about what to do or answer that question, she had reached out materializing her Khakarra in hand. She spun the staff once as she pressed the three meter staff between the walls jamming it there.
“I am sorry,” Megami said as she spun around and tried to find another route through the makeshift obstacle course, “I am not good with history.”