The bed at the Honey-badger hotel was damp on his side. The comforter, when he woke from his nap, was a red darker than crimson, yet wet and uncomfortable as if he'd had an accident. The room itself was small and square. It was dark and illuminated with a tiny lamp sitting on the end table. He sat up and noticed another figure on the bed shifting away. Fae had decided to share the bed with whim despite her constant complaints of him being "unclean". Her snoring was soft and her breathing steady. Romeo got up and looked around. First at her, then at her angel phone which seemed to be lying at the foot of the bed. What are you planning to do?
his angel's voice spoke from the phone within his jacket. Killing her would be easy. You should hurry before she wakes.
He stood over the bed. He could kill the woman, he wanted to. If he had some sort of gun, or poison it would be easy, quick and simple. But he didn't. She'd saved him from the worst of the pain in his wounds. She also took care of him which meant he was in her debt. Romeo never owed a debt to anyone. Not the dealers he met with on the street, nor his nonexistent friends and family. He sighed and looked at the bandages wrapped around his body. They were red and soaking, but at least he didn't look like a human water fountain like before. "I've decided on something else Karen."
Like what? His angel phone replied. You're closer to winning this game than she. Just get the points already.
He took out his phone and gave her a toothy grin. "Returning to that world's not going to do me any good. I'd like to cash in for the reaper prize."Luci Ferno
Luci nodded towards the stairwell and one of the hell hounds went to stand guard. The other lit up the office space with a brilliant light. She sat down across from Joe on the cold carpeted floor and caught her breath. He apologized for what had happened to her friend. She could only manage to reply "Likewise." and after a moment of silence. "Like, thanks for the bread n stuff."
It had been a crazy day. Her watch read 5 o clock pm. Nothing made sense anymore. She missed her small dog and her vanilla iced latte and her friends and her cheer quad. Now she was holed up in another place. "I hate this. It isn't fair, like, I want to just get out ya know? There's got to be a way to just stop fighting and go home."
her voice was a bit shaky and she had no idea why she'd decided to pour her heart out now of all times. "I keep thinking there's got to be some way to call this whole thing off and just have everybody live. Like, this is so messed up."
She shut her eyes to attempt a moment of rest of she could not get to sleep. Closed eyelids still helped ease her headache and her breathing. Lily
Johann had decided to split at soon as they reached their destination. Lily didn't know if it was because of his disgust with her or what. Things felt a bit eerie gliding along the dark streets of Citadel city. Her round owl like eyes seemed especially watchful tonight. She had only gotten past the diner when she heard the sound of sick churning. On more than one occasion she turned over her shoulder to look around. Nothing but dark shadows from moonlight.
She glided once more past a smoking burned down diner before hearing the sound again even louder. She braced herself and her wide eyes enlarged even more as a large creature burst through the charred rubble of the diner and lunged at her. Lily flipped back in reaction but within midair the fat creature caught her leg with it's stretched out tongue. She gasped as it sent her pounding down within the gravel. "Nanicci!" Was all she managed to say before the tongue jerked her toward a large gaping mouth hole.
She spun and materialized a small scythe and cut the creatures tongue that held her. The creature bellowed out in a deep voice of pain before it's severed tounge began to grow back almost instantaneously. The creature was fat and black. It looked eerie and no doubt it was an extremely powerful demon. "But how on earth could it be HERE of all places?"
she thought. This was a creature reserved exclusively for hell. Yes Lady Lily? You called?
Came Nanicci's bubbly voice.
"There's a Mammon lose!"
The fat creature was fast and ran toward her, lashign out it's toung again. AShe slashed at it as it came. The toung e= dodged time and time again as she struck defensively while the fat demon came close r and closer before jumping in the air. I'm sorry I must not have heard you correctly Lady Lily. You said Mammon? Are you sure? Mutatued imps are common as well. It could just be overfed.
cheered Nanicci's annoyingly happy voice.
"Just send backup!"
Lily let out a scream as she struggled to get away from the creature's landing zone. The pavement cracked and went flying in all directions as Mammon landed. It's fat body was wet with lust for blood. Lily panicked. Not even she had enough power to defeat one of the Seven Princes of Hell. "Johann! I've figure out what's been happening-ah!"
The Mammon's slimy tongue had wrapped around her throat so tight that she couldn't mutter the rest of her words. She felt around for her scythe before the creature jerked his tongue toward it's twisted vertical mouth. She had never expected to be taken out like this. What was a high level demon doing in these games? "Gabriel!" she managed to mutter with tears in her eyes before accepting her fate as this beast's victim.
Her owl like eyes were at their largest when she felt the creature's sharp like teeth chomp down onto her bones and devour her whole. Any of the Seven Princes of Hell were powerful rouge demons who didn't discriminate with who their prey was and reapers were no exception. GabrielHurry Gabriel Sir!
"Quiet I'm almost there."
Gabriel arrived on the scene too late. A materialized small scythe sat on the ground. "A Mammon?"It's what she said Gabriel Sir.
"Where the hell's Johann?"No idea sir.
Gabriel put his hand to his forehead. So that's
why reapers were disappearing at such an alarming rate. But a Prince of Hell does not belong in Afterlife. It's for Hell. To rule hell. "What on earth is happening?" the boyish looking reaper mumbled. Got it! Johann's in the hospital area! Looks like the Mammon's headed that way as well.
"Right." Gabriel disappeared in a puff of black smoke and made his way there as fast as he could before there were any more casualties. Clarissa Montague
Clarissa staggered forward after feeling a crutch smack her in the back of the head. She quickly slide her back up against the wall threateningly poising her gun out and shooting a few bullets in haste.
Held her breath. "Come out come out my sweet." It was all she could do not to chuckle at her mimicking voice.
"Your power is invisibility right? Pretty lame if you ask me. This datalog is so useful. It tells me all about you and the many others that'll help me win. "
She paused holding out her silvery wispy pistol in the dark hall. "You know I'm not as mean of a person as I seem miss Sachiko Hayashi. That's your name right? Or are you that stupid Luci girl? From what I saw you're too young looking to be that old nurse wench. Whoever you may be. I'd like to see you grow up and live a happy life. Maybe even have a child like me."
She waited for a reply from the darkness before continuing. She heard no footsteps or breathing but she knew somewhere that girl was watching. " I'm fighting for two don't you understand? She held her hand on her stomach. I never wanted to participate in these games but if it's for my child I'll kill you too. We could strike a deal? How about it?"
She smiled a bit before continuing. She would kill the girl as soon as she revealed herself. "So?" A heavy crash came from a hall not too long from here. Even in the darkness Clarissa could spot a fat black shape before she dodged it's flapping young.
She pulled her trigger at it a few times before it lunged forward, it's nasty vertical mouth opened and full of bloody razor sharp teeth with strands of pink hair. "Shit"
<Reaper choice Prize is no longer available for remaining Players>
<+6 points random distribute>
<Creature watch "Mammon">
A large, extremely powerful creature with a vertical mouth filled with razor sharp teeth and a tongue that latches onto it's prey.
<Maru: Whew master! That was exhausting! Tee-hee! Fight Fight Fight! My master survives no matter what! Well at least you're safe for now. Get some rest sir. We've got many players left until we win the game! Tee-hee>
<Cora: You've got this woman in the corner. The question is do you beat her once more and make sure that thing eats her and her kid or do you get out? I'd go for option 1. Maybe if you can find some needles you can cut up that beast and that nasty woman! The bloodier the better!>
This post has been edited by Oliverskx: Sep 11 2012, 07:35 AM