"You can kill a reaper, it's just harder than killing a player."
"Oh dear, but what about after they're dead? Do they bleed much? I'd hate to soil my clothes."
"Nothing but a clean kill if you go for decapitation. It's the easiest way. Find something sharp, catch them off-guard and they're out before they even know what hit em."
This Fae woman asked a lot of questions already. Once she'd learned of his plan she wouldn't stop. "Is that how you got your powers?" she asked.
Damien walked on ahead of her along the rubbled sidewalk. "I got a total of six already. It seems like enough but." He gazed at Gods Tower looming in the distance."I can't just do it alone. I need the rest of you to at least help me weaken him. God's more powerful than even the head reaper."
Fae walked alongside him with a curious expression on her face. They walked five minutes in silence while she thought. "And how do you know all this? If you're wrong we'd all be killed and there wont be a winner."
"I have a reliable source." He said calmly.
He wasn't sure how reliable his old friend's information was. He wasn't sure if he could still be trusted after so many years apart. Yet, Damien was willing to make the sacrifice. He'd come so far already; he'd killed a total of 5 reapers already and severely shortened their numbers. Even that was covered up with the blame going to the Mammon creature that had somehow appeared. He'd have to attack God's tower even if it killed him. There was no going back.Romeo
They hadn't even gone 5 blocks without Amos playing around with him. "Yo, knock it off!"
"Aw, but I'm you're Juliet. Don't tell you don't like me." Amos teased with a flip of his hair and a wink of his eye.
Romeo was both disgusted and annoyed. This
old jokester was who he was paired with? "The little albino kid has to be screwing with me." he mumbled.
"Oh looky there." Called Amos.
They had arrived at the train station where the remains of Marcus still lay on the train platform. Some of the platform looked the same, the tracks the train. The rest had fallen in what could only be described as a circular black pit. "What the hell is that?" Romeo asked peeking inside.
Inside the pit a bubbling black liquid seemed to swirl closer to the top with each passing second. "A black goo. Nanicci have you got any ideas?"
I'm searching sir. As for now I have no clue sir! I've only studied up on the creatures and habitats of the Afterlife games sir. This looks like something troubling sir. I'd advise being careful sir.
Romeo could feel the ground around the train station trembling. "Yo lets get out of here."
Amos grabbed a hold of his arm so that he couldn't leave. "Naughty reaper babe. You can't abandon your Juliet love. Especially not when a battle's about to begin."
Romeo was too stunned to reply. In the midst of all the quaking and shaking around the black crater Amos wore a malevolent smile. It was a smirk that sent shivers down his spine for the first time of his being a reaper. He didn't know if it was excitement or pure lust. Fae Cantigre
There was finally hope at last. There was a chance she could go home and change out of these soiled clothes. Never in her life had she been forced to deal with such filth until this day. Being forced into a game of life and death only made the situation more inconvenient. Fae had finally decided that should would try to get out too. She would do whatever it took to get back into that warm comfy bed of hers after a nice scolding shower. If she had to soil her already ruined dress with the blood of God in order to achieve that, well so be it.
"Oh my stop walking. I think I see someone!"
She did. It was a man. Behind him was a girl. "We could use their help too right?"
"We could use all the help we can get." said Damien who hovered weightlessly beside her.
"Hey!" she called out. "Hey! You two!"
From the looks of them it was that older Joe man and that ditsy looking Luci girl. The girl ran toward them friendly seeming. "Oh hi! Oh dear we need to talk to-wait!"
The girl ran close enough to her so that she could see clearly. There was determination in her eyes. There were flaming mutts at her feet. The LAST thing Fae needed was a singed dress. Her garment had suffered enough. "I'm sorry but you two will have to die."
Before she could retaliate with her metal limbs Damien stomped down on the earth, and from the crackled street rose a wall of pure rock and ground. The hounds were thrown into the air and Luci staggered back a bit. "You don't have to fight. Just ignore the phone message there's another way." said Damien in a voice cool as ice.
Damien took the time to tell them everything he had told Fae earlier. He waited for Joe and Luci's reaction to his plan.
<Nannicci: Oh yes Johann I'm here sir! And I accept your apology sir! I'm searching for it as much as I can sir. All I can find in the Afterlife database isn't helping sir. I'm just hoping it's not a Gate sir. I'll tell you when I've got more info sir.>
<Maru: Tee-Hee master congrats on being one of the last six alive! The afterlife games is almost halfway over! tee-hee! Now all you have to do is get 20 more points! If you killed the three here you'll have about sixty! Yay Master! Tee-hee!>
<Cora: Good going. Now you can kill the rest. You have a message from a 'Fae' girl. I'll read it. Oh, is this thing working? Oh dear um miss Sachiko, If you're still alive I wanted to meet with you. I found a way that can get us all out of the games without having to fight. You can join us East of the Hospital district and a little West to the slums. Please respond if you're interested in leaving this place for safety.
If I were you I'd go and kill her myself. More blood little girl! That's what it takes to survive!>