" Yes there is but I cannot tell you what or where. Kiren grined as if she wanted to play his game which she would, twirling about she got ahead of him. " How long will that state last I wonder, before you get trapped back with in...I wonder" Twirling about she jumped into a tree and began to jump from branch to branch. " If you were flo then yes I would lead you, that why I came here at frist but you are not flo, you are jaajaa."
"Now what the f**k is that supposed to mean!?" The angered Archdevil would scowl as he gave the youth a harsh look. " Hey! Get back here! I'm not finished with you, squirt! I'll make you tell me what I want to know!" He'd yell after her as he took off running after her and begin moving his wings rigidly.
By no means did Jaakuna know how to fly; especially in a body not his own. As soon as his body left the ground he'd fall over head first and roll like a barrel into the brush and out the other side covered in light blue and pink colored brambles. "Damn body..." He'd think to himself as he brushed himself off and got up.
He'd like nothing better than to hold Florian's body hostage at this point to gain leverage over Kiren; but he couldn't just threaten himself as well. He couldn't fly, and knowing that she might know something, he couldn't kill her now...no matter how bad he wanted to now. Tie her up and have her purity violated by rabid dogs! Now that was what in store for her! He WOULD catch her; no prey escaped from him!
So once he'd get to his feet, he'd take off running, charging an arc of unholy energy to fire off a few arcs to cut down some trees in Kiren's surroundings to try and isolate her from jumping from tree top to tree top. If he could just get her down, he'd take down the half-pint with the intention of beating her senseless! How confident would she be with her fuzzy ears chopped off?
Things soon became thrilling as she bolted for the next tree line, though she had been cut off yard ahead she made a leap of faith, darting to the left she jolted her way through the tree to give chase. " Whats the matter jaja, do your wings not obey you?" Giggling she leaped from branch to branch she wondered if the ancient had found her out or not.
Hiro was shocked by how short the descent was in comparison to what he was expecting. He had judged its depth by how long it had taken for her to hit the water. Though it was nearly impossible of a drop judging by that math, he had experienced seemingly bottomless pits before. Once he actually saw the water, he quickly tried to hit it feet first. Luckily for him it was just a large pool and not any flowing source. The latter would have been worse for him. He splashed through the surface and continued to sink until the water had completely absorbed his momentum. A vortex formed beneath him and he shot back up out of the water, landing comfortably on his feet next to Elspath.
"It was the quickest way. Besides, you're alive, I'm not being swept away through an underground river, and I can smell burnt human flesh all the way down here. I'd say that encounter turned out pretty well. Wouldn't you?" He took notice of the banged up breastplate. "Looks like you're out of front-line combat. You'll have to make sure you stay behind me. Well come on. Channel some positive energy and heal yourself. There's more passageways to explore. Oh wait. Is that only clerics? I always forget. I don't often meet aasimars that aren't clerics."
Jaakuna would bite his tongue towards Kiren's smart-aleck question. She had already instigated his temper enough as it was. But as it was getting darker as the day grew shorter, so did he run faster and more aggressively to catch up to her.
Again, he'd try in vain to motivate Florian's wings to flight, but would stumble mid-run and hit his ankle on a fallen tree-limb!
Thus catching his leg in between a prong and falling over the limb and being carried by the momentum and rolling down hill in a mess of white and black feathers! He'd end up at the bottom of the hill with a subtle thud against a large patch of blueberry bushes.
Moments later the bushes would erupt in black flames; roaring out in swaths from Florian's mouth as he expressed his anger thusly. Never in his life had he been embarrassed by someone he considered so lowly...wait, never mind, Amalia immediately came to mind in that venture.
A bad memory he'd prefer to erase from his memory. "You better pray I don't catch you!"
Lady Elspeth couldn't help but smile sheepishly as she propped herself a little higher against the hunk of rock behind her. It seems Hiro's logic had prefereance to burning down waves of the undead vs. facing an underground river.
However, his racist comment of Aasimars took his smile away just as quickly as it came. Was he messing with her?! Her left cheek would fill with air to display her pouting to his lightly stinging comment. He knew more about Aasimar's than she did any how. But no, she possessed no magic. Instead she kept a small, handy, essential supply of healing tonics in her pack. And for the more first aid approach, she had a few healing runes she could load into her flint locks and use like a archaic syringe via a point blank shot. But neither were potent enough for her internal bleeding indefinitely...
It would just serve as a hefty Band-Aid for now.
Pulling out a tonic and downing the foul tasting substance, she'd store the bottle and turn her head to the tunnel entrance filling out with the sounds of hounding drauger. They were coming... "Hiro, please get me to my feet so we can get give them the slip. I'd preffer to hide than tangle with such numbers. Its not a healthy practice to be a one man army...or one and a half in our case. Hehe." Elspeth would request.
Watching him fall she couldn't help but laugh as she turned and began to run again. " Your making this too easy jaajaa, you'll never catch me...." missing a branch jump Kiren feel to the ground with a thud. getting up she began to run on the forest floor though her body ached from the fall. " Can't catch me baby jaajaa!" she egged him on as she ran as fast as she could. jumping back into the tree she began to dart from limb to limb till she reached a near by cliff. she climbed down and tried to find a way to run around it.
With Jaakuna's anger going balistic from Kiren's childish taunts, he could only view the Paduo digging her own grave. Depper and deeper. The venture of keeping her alive was growing smaller because of his impatience.
She was fast, but he was tenacious in his chase, and he'd seek to corner her by the cliff's edge by breathing a small barrier of black and white fire to her left and then a ways to her right.
His aim was to either force her off the edge, or have her take her chances with him...he bayed for the later.
backing a bit she saw the black and white flames, falling backward she took out her kunai and got back up as she took a stance. shaking she watched the fire as flashes of her past kept coming back. closing her eyes she tried to shake it off as Jaa came closer. she whimpered at the flames as she held her ground.
"Ah, it seems that the little slut has nowhere to turn to." Jaakuna would comment slyly as he walked ever closer and reached out in an attempt to put a strong hand around her neck; not fearing that she would strike out at Florian's body.
"What's wrong? Fire not suit you? Do I frighten you? I better. Now tell me what I want to know...and I'll make the source of your death something other than fire."
He'd offer cooly, assuring his dominance of the situation and taking pleasure in being the one with the upper hand.
She was all his now.
Dodging his hand she cut the outer wrist as she rolled to the right. Not saying a word she back up a bit still watching the flames, Sighing heavily she gazed at him then took a charge through the flames and jumped the cliff, plummeting down she grabbed onto a tree root that hung near the cliff and latched on as she gazed at the rocky casum below. heart pounding she closed her eyes as the cinged fur and burned skin hurt her as she whimpered.
Location: Mirth,Mara Farms Mood: Posessed In the company of: Feodore,Charity,Ancilla and Mephisto
Seige,or rather - Mephisto - let out a barely audible chuckle at Ancilla's frustration.What did impress him,though,was the woman's calm attitude.Her heart didn't skip even a bit when she understood that Seige was possessed.
Oh,but all of them are human. " Truthfully,I am disappointed in your lack of knowledge about Veles.I was under the impression that you wanted to stop this war so badly - surely,you would have done everything to become an ally to those who wish the same." he pulled on the reins,sensing Feodore trying to struggle. " Sadly,you proved to be as useless as these two" he landed a strong hit with his leg on Feodore's side. " However,something tells me that maybe,just maybe,you still have something to tell me." he smiled,his red eyes fixed on Charity.He suddenly grabbed the reins tightly,pulling towards him.Feodore let out a roar,trying to fight back.On his chest,the emblem of Saur started glowing,causing him the same enormous pain he felt when he was first captured. " Perhaps you have more to add? Or maybe you'd like to share some of your own plans? We both know you're not going to stand by as your country engages in a bloody mess with all of Talm." he smirked,tilting his head on one side." I'd like you to know that I do not like small bugs crawling in my plate of food.And while at this point,you are not even a bug to me,knowing you - you might become one.The Iron Lady,was that how they called you back in Saur? " he chuckled,narrowing his eyes.Suddenly,he leaned closer to Feodore's head,caressing his scales and whispering something.The Blackbitter was struggling,keeping himself unsteady in the air.Seige straightened up again with a smile. " As I said - " he shouted through the rain " You are not a threat to me at this stage and,frankly,you do not interest me the least.Something I can't say about your lovely little dragon."
Seige suddenly let out a loud roar,dark mist engulfing his surroundings.Black energy sparkled on his body,and opening his mouth,Feodore gathered a ball of dark energy.He wasn't pointing at Charity.Instead,he focused it on Ancilla,charging the energy at her with all his force.Seige then charged the dragon's body in Ancilla's direction,tilting forward,ready for the clash.
"You will not touch her," Charity said to his interest in Ancilla. When Feodore began his attack, Charity's grip tightened on the reigns of Ancilla. Her jaw clenched as she leaned down and whispered reassurance into her dragon's ear. They were not going to hold back. She sat back up and drew her lance as the ball of energy reached it's peak. Then Mephisto did a dangerous tactic with that kind of attack: he charged forward. Hitting the side of Ancilla with her heel, the dragon did an Aileron Roll out of the way as she met the charge. As they passed behind Feodore and Seige, they disappeared.
They then reappeared above Seige and Feodore, demonstrating Ancilla's speed, with a bust of ephemeral fire. Even a lick of these flames would drain some of the energy of those it touches. As the flames ended, Charity got ready to swing her lance at Seige. The one possessing him would capitalize on any weakness she showed. There was a reason she was called Iron Lady and she planned on demonstrating that reason.