"I said I don't want to hurt these people. No." Ash ignored them. He suddenly started supplying both halves of whatever conversation he was having. "W-well, we don't have too. Yes, we do. No, this is a bad idea. No, this is a wonderful idea. I don't want to hurt anyone. I do."
Aaron frowned and did the only thing he could think of at the time, which was shaking the shorter man slightly. "Snap out of it! Keep it together! Come on, man, we need you!"
"Aaron, I'd back away from him if I were you." Josh said, flames igniting from his hands.
(OOC: Just so everyone knows, I want this boss section and temple done by the end of the week, I told Rachel that by page 300, we need to have made very significant progress. I'm getting tired of the filler, and I'm sure the rest of y'all are too. We're gonna have a REASON to celebrate 300 pages!)
"It's telling me what to do again..." The white-haired psychopath murmured, fidgeting a little.
Then, without warning, he wrenched out of Aaron's grasp and hissed at him like an angry cat. "Don't you dare touch me. I do not want you anywhere near me. You reek of the race of the light." He turned to Josh for a second and the whites of his eyes were completely black.
"Hey, hey, easy, I'm not going to hurt you.." Aaron put his hands up.
((I hope you'll be okay with hideous space mutants and crazed psychopaths, then. I've been stuck in a dorm with only internet access and my mind goes weird places.))
They follow the path and it goes down, then suddenly branches off again as the boss passes by us again. "Got it, we go this way to get the next one," Ariadne says, moving towards path behind them. "You can go ahead if you want, I'm picking up Plasma residue here, and I do have a Plasma beam."
Ash let out a low, animalistic growl. "That little fool lost to you before. You should have let me kill him. I would not have lost to you. I'm done telling him what to do. I'm going to do it myself." Blood trickled down Ash's fingertips as black blades emerged from each one. "I must say though...he certainly seems fond of you both. It's usually quite easy to dominate his pathetic will. I'll take particular joy in doing this." He went for the closest target, which was Aaron, first.
"I see...this must be 'the Purity'." He grabbed Ash's wrists and held him back. "Come on, man, snap out of it!"
Ash suddenly recoiled from Aaron, clutching his arm. His wrist almost looked like it had been burned where Aaron had grabbed him. He covered his eyes in an attempt to block out the light of the fire, paying almost no attention to the fire itself. After he was hit, he backed away a little, glaring daggers at the both of them and hissing like a trapped animal. "I knew it. You do reek of light." He snarled.
"Oh, afraid of light, are you? Well, that's unfortunate. My friend here can certainly make quite a lot of that."
Josh increased the intensity of his flames, making them cast more light, though burning slightly hotter. "He's either gonna go blind, or burn to a crisp, which would you prefer?" Josh said, edging closer to Ash.
The Purity growled one last time, but the black color faded from Ash's eyes and he looked completely bewildered by the entire situation. "H..huh? Oh no...it didn't hurt you, did it? I like you people, I told it not to, but it didn't listen..." He stumbled a little before finally pitching forwards.
Aaron caught the young man before he could hit the ground. "I'm going to have to talk to Dane about catching Dr. Skinner. A human weapon that can get that out of control means he's getting better...or worse."