"This was not how it's supposed to be." Sir! Gabriel sir! I've found it. The two dark things. They're gates sir!
"Gates to what exactly?" said Gabriel rushing on foot.
He'd exhausted his ability to move like smoke. The reaper head had never traveled this much through the city before. Gate's to Hell.
replied Nanicci's voice. He broadcast should have been heard on all networked headsets. It looks like something's opened them from the other side!
"What does The Almighty say to do to this?"The Almighty is busy sir! The Almighty doesn't have time to focus on just one Afterlife game sir!
As much as he wanted to, Gabriel could not shout curses just yet. He had matters to attend to at the moment. "You there!"
He had finally spotted Damien with a few other players standing around. He stopped in front of the tall man in black and reached in his own cloak for a paper. He then held it out and looked up at the player Damien. "If you're sure you want to actually go through with this now is the time." he was almost out of breath.
Damein grabbed the piece of paper. "I'm sure this is what I want to do."
"Once you face The Almighty there is no going back." Gabriel warned. "You in particular might find it difficult-"
"I've got it Alex. Thank you."
Gabriel's eyes tensed. "That's not my name anymore. I've risen to the rank of Gabriel and I am to be addressed as such."
The little boy's pale eyes were serious. He looked at the rest of the players. He didn't know if they would live or die. "If you all fail, your loved one will get sent to hell. A reaper's promise is a binding contract."Sir! Amos and Romeo Are dealing with a Satan and a Beezlebub!
"Two more of the princes. I'm on it."
Gabriel left the group sprinting towards the train station as fast as his little legs could carry him. Sir! Johann and Fagelein are facing two more creatures! A Leviathan and- oh dear yes it's Belphegor.
"What is this an attack on Afterlife? Are the demons of Hell waging war on us?" Oh I hope not sir! They might be trying to attack God's Tower! We have to defeat them if The Almighty falls into the wrong hands-
"Hush I'm on it." Gabriel commanded.
He had not told the other reapers of his betrayal of allowing an attack on God's Tower. He had no intention of slipping up now.Stella
She had been watching from a distance. Stella was wise to cover her tracks and her subtle sounds. She was like a black raven at night. An angry black raven who was out to kill anyone. She had already lost her beloved older brother. It'd been nearly half a day and the emotional wound was deep and rotting. She saw the brutality of the girl she stalked. The way a simple school girl, who was only a few years younger than herself had repeatedly stabbed another woman to death. The brutality within this game was relentless.
She often wondered if she could do something like that. Despite their military background Stella had not been quite as tough as her deceased older brother or her adventurous younger sister. If she wanted to she could burn this girl to a crisp with flames as hot as the sun. That was how she defended herself from the black creatures. That was how she provided herself with warm water to bathe in and a cozy fire to cuddle in. She was refreshed now and ready to make her first kill.
Miss Stella have you adapted to sound? You should be completely sure before you make the first kill. her angel warned. Stella nodded and pocketed her phone.
Being deaf her whole life, hearing sound was something new and exciting to experience in Citadel city. Now she was almost certain that she had gotten the basics. She knew how to move in silence; she had practiced on her way to kill as a result of the message. She held her hands out, knowing how powerful her flames were. If this Sachiko had invisibility, she would be a danger, but if she were on fire, not even invisibility could put out the bright blaze or the dark smoke. She'd be as visible as a Christmas tree at night.
She crept slowly to another corner, spying a safe distance away. Sachiko Hayashi was her unsuspecting prey.Romeo
"Yo do you see this?" Romeo's eyes were wide open as he staggered back from the black circular thing in the ground.
"See this? I smell it." Amos flipped his hair
Large creatures had burst through it and stood tall. One was ghostly, with a cloak and scythe of a reaper. Yet it was not friendly and it's bony skeletal frame could be seen reaching out towards them. The other creature took the form of a flying insect. It buzzed threateningly.
"Isn't this exciting little reaper?" Amos called out beside him summoning his scythe. "It's been a while since I've seen Satan and Beezlebub. How are you lovelies doing?"
The creature known as Satan lunged forward with it's scythe in hand. "I've got the buggy." said Amos as he took off to the sky to duel with the large bug creature.
Romeo summoned his scythe. It materialized in his hands as small as a dagger. "I wonder if all reapers have this kind of luck." Satan spun and glided towards him. Romeo jumped and dodged the repeated strikes of it's scythe. Be careful. Try to find a weak spot on the creatures. Some of them may be more powerful than others.
Nanicci rang through everyone's headset. Luci Ferno
Damien opened the piece of paper the head reaper had given him. Luci didn't know if this was real or just a game. "Are you sure you can trust them?" she whispered just low enough for Joe to hear.
So far he was the only one in the game who had helped her. It would be a shame to see him fall into a trap. Then again the chance of freedom was something she admired. If there was a way for them all to get out alive she would prefer that way. She wished the small girl she had met earlier was still alive at this point. Just the thought of how many this game had taken was enough to convince herself to give in.
"So, what's the plan then?" she asked the tall man in black.
After a moment of silence her responded. "Well it might not be as easy as I thought. apparently there's an angel we must fight at the tower entrance who's fairly weak enough. Then there's a powerful guardian waiting atop the tower, and lastly there's a throne where this 'Almighty' sits right behind it. We should head out quick while there's a distraction. it looks like the reapers are busy with something."
The man named Damien began to head off. "wait!" Luci called. "How do we know we can trust that little reaper, like, he was the one who, like, got us here in the first place."
"We both entered the Afterlife games together a while ago. You could say he owes me a favor. Lets get moving we should discuss a battle plan. Who's willing to take on the guardian out front?"
The middle bridge stretched wide, and the tall black tower standing on it's tiny island gave her shivers. "Oh my, I'll volunteer." Fae said as the group walked on. "And I've messaged another young lady to come help me so the rest of you could go up. Us two will take out that thing easily. I believe that young lady already killed Clarissa."
"Right." said Damien, "So then Luci, Joe and I could take out the guardian quickly. And then move on to the big man himself."
The plan made Luci's skin crawl and for some reason her angel phone kept edging her on to continue the competition. As if the angel wanted
her to keep killing. "Alrighty then. We can do this for our freedom from this hell hole." Luci said. "But how's Joe going to fight?"
"Ah. Here." Damien spoke into his phone. "It wouldn't be against the rules if I gave Joe 19 of my own points would it? Do it."
Before his angel phone could respond the transaction was done. "We need all the muscle we can get. If I had more points I would have upgraded all of you..." he said.
It was freeing to know that she'd soon be back in LA relaxing at beaches once more with friends if this plan was successful. "Is everyone ready?" Damien asked.
<Damien - 19 Joe +19>
<Joe Brody Combat Data Updated>
uses scythe to slice enemies to bits.
A buzzing beast who's stinger is deadly poisonous.
A large snake like beast that prefers to swallow it's enemies whole.
An odd looking demon that devours humans. It's surprisingly agile in combat. >
This post has been edited by Oliverskx: Oct 8 2012, 09:50 AM