Hunted ‹~(Closed Roleplay)~›
The lobtster hybrid seemed to ignore my words and skidded to a stop infront of me, sweeping his tail and trying to take out my legs. I jumped and hooked my claws into his armored back, I was now riding his back and I had no idea on how to take him out.
ispiration came when I noticed a dart sticking out from his armored hide. I pulled the dart out and searched for a less armored place, hanging onto his mobile back with all my strength. I figured the side of his neck would be soft enough so I jabbed the dart into the area and lept off of the lobster hybrid's back, watching him when I landed to see if the dart worked. "Let's hope what I told you sinks in, these people you work for destroy people and families with the motive of wanting war machines.
I watched from a tree as the fighting broke out, I did not get into the fight just yet for I was on a capture and assasinate mission, ki,ll the leader and all falls apart he thought as he watched, silent and unnoticed.
The fishy hybrid, I think his name was James, lunged at me in such a way that I could not escape and he got a hold of my left arm in one of his claws. I grunted in slight pain from his grip. In slight desperation to escape his grip I cocked back my arm and delivered one, then two, and finally three sout blows to James's face.
Just after the blows I remembered how he had been underground so long and began to try channling my fire. From James's point of view it -if he even noticed after the blows I delt him- would look like I was coughing wierdly.
James spun me around and pinned my arm painfully behind my back. I felt the fire coming and I needed to get it to get to hit this fish faced hybrid, I remembered the times I had found owl like feathers in my white mane that went down my back and took a "leap" of faith. "Not a Wyrm just a dragon" I repleid as I turn my head around, it was not a full 180, more like a 160 but it would work so I let a torrent of fire errupt from my mouth. I could barely tell if the fire hit James but from the heat I knew it would be painfull and blinding even if the fire did not hit him.
James roared in pain and shoved me away; I rolled my shoulder to ease the pain and I watched James as he clutched his face and shook his head. I could tell I was wearing James down good, I don't want to hurt him any more. I watched as he braced for more attacks though I could tell I had messed his senses up with the blows and fire.
I straightened up and looked at him, "think about what I said, who trapped you underground? What good have they done for you beside let you live and guard their assets, you're in a poor shape, think" I urged him. Several more darts found their way to my scaled hide and and once again pulled them out but this time I pocketed them for future use.
((Ahhh new posts. Lemme edit this really quick))
I saw Faolan battling a sort of Lobster hybrid, riding him like one would ride a wild hippocampus. I tucked in my wing and spiraled down, using the wind to speed up my decent. Suddenly, I frowned.
'Hippocampus? As in the magical swimming horses?' I wondered to myself, trying to jumpstart the memory that had flitted through my mind.
I was torn from my thoughts, however, by Faolan's words. I realized I was much closer to the ground than I originally thought, and snapped my wings open, digging my scaly reptilian feet into the ground to stop myself from skidding any further. The air was filled with the noise of chaos and destruction- a true battle if there ever was one. Darts still sang through the air, their noise only adding to the tension of the enviroment. It smelled of dirt and sweat, and a coppery smell that I realized was blood. Everything seemed blurry from kicked up dust and fast-moving individuals battling for their freedom- and for some, their lives.
It was invigorating, and depressing. I had to help them.
I dashed towards the lobster hyrbid currently looking burned and tired. A few hits and I could finish him off for Faolan. My claws found hold in his exoskeleton armor, and my wings flapped furiously as I managed to get the two of us several feet of the ground before I stopped, and let us drop. We slammed into the ground, and I felt winded from more energy spent. My reflective wings cast bits of light everywhere, like a shower of sparkles in the grim environment. Without bidding, my electric sword was in my hand again, ready to electrocute another victim.
((Reminder that the sword doesn't cut, just shocks))
The buzzing was finally lifting a bit, and I could think independently once more. I licked my cracked lips, tasting blood and discovering insect-like pincers protruding from the sides of my face. I briefly wondered what I looked like- it had been so long since I had access to a mirror.
Mirror... Like the surface water, of the sea, rippling and glittering in the moonlight. I soon found myself deep within another memory.
((Optional to read, since it's not really important and was just fun to write. I did no research on Hippocampi and took plenty of liberties with the ocean and my char's ability to hold their breath))
The scaly green horse legs remained anchored in the sand as I stepped closer to the beast, afraid to look it directly in the eye.
"Malachite! You came!" Shouted my winged friend, who rushed forward and instantly clung to the horse's wet neck and fin-like mane.
I heard a rumbling sound as the fishy mammal(?) nuzzled the hybrid closer.
"It's alright, she's the leader of the pod! I'm sure another will come soon." My best friend explained. It did nothing to sooth my nerves.
"What did I say about meeting magical creatures in the dead of night?" I complained to the hybrid, finally closing the distance between us and laying my hand on the wet, green scales that covered the hippocampus' nose.
And the dead of night it was. The moon shone around the area of one-thirty, lighting up a black sky along with dozens of twinkling stars. The waves crashed against the cliff nearby, and the more gentler tide lapped at our feet. It was peaceful and soothing, the best time for adventures like this.
That, and mom was always asleep by now.
"Awe, it's fun. You always have fun." My friend brushed off the comment lightly, scratching Malachite behind a translucent, fin-like ear.
Suddenly, a second head reared out of the water with a mighty splash. Chatter filled the air- something crossed between a dolphin and a horse, which made sense. I froze, watching as the silhouette swam closer and anchored itself alongside Malachite. This Hippocampi was a ghostly grey, with mild seashell pink markings and fins. The newbie eagerly butted against my hand, and I willingly began to stroke her neck.
"That's Rosie, She lets us ride her sometimes." My friend told me, nodding their head at the aquatic animal's back.
We lapsed into silence, letting the crashing waves replace any awkwardness that could result from it. I grew more comfortable with Rosie, scratching behind her ears and tenderly rubbing her nose. I was happy with how things were, content to just get to know these creatures with my friend. However, that changed when Rosie suddenly whinnied and threw back her head. Startled, I backed away a step and froze, watching as the hippocampus hoisted herself onto shore and bit the fabric of my shirt, dragging me into the ocean with her.
I screeched, freezing cold and clutching to Rosie for dear life as the hybrid on shore shouted at me to stay calm, that they were on their way. I knew it was at least a half lie- they couldn't fly very well and couldn't perform magic. Unless they managed to swim out to me, they would have to get help. Rosie performed an odd set of motions in the water that left me on her back, with my fingers clutching her fin-like mane. Before I knew it, we were underwater, speeding along like a bullet in a sudden current. Rosie's fish tail powerfully propelled us forward in strong strokes, and her front legs steered us out of harm's way.
When I was in danger of running out of air, Rosie jetted upward, and suddenly we were in the air again, greeting by the silver moon and endless water as Rosie glided on... Wing? Fins? I didn't remember hippocampi having fins to glide above the water's surface with. We left ripples in out wake, and as I caught my breath, I suddenly realized how far away the beach was... And how free I felt.
I started laughing uncontrollably, realizing how insane it was that I was riding a mythical water horse, almost two hours past midnight, with school in the morning. It was crazy, and funny in an insane sort of way. And amazing. Can't forget amazing. I whooped with joy, and noticed we were nearing the surface of the waves again. I took a deep breath as we went down under, this time admiring the sights as we bolted forward.
Schools of colorful fish darted by, followed by an even larger fish attempting to catch a snack. Up ahead, a great white shark swam peacefully, and Rosie realized the potential danger and swerved around him. There was seaweed, coral, and a variety of creatures I couldn't even begin to name. About two minutes later, we resurfaced, and I took large gasps of air to sooth my burning lungs.
Out of the blue (literally, out of the blue ocean), Malachite suddenly burst forth, spraying us with more salty water and giving me a scare. However, when I saw the soaked form of my best friend grinning at me, I gave another small hysteric laugh.
"I was kidnapped by a mermaid horse!" I shouted pathetically, at which they laughed.
"And I'm here to rescue you from the clutches of the beast!" They replied, leaning to the side with an outstretched hand.
I patted Rosie and took the slippery hand, jumping from one Hippocampus to another and clinging onto my friend's shivering wings. Rosie whinnied unhappily and dove under again before resurfacing to jump over us. My friend sighed.
"She'll understand what's going on while we swim back. Malachite, take us to the shore, please." And with that, we were on our way home, clinging to each other for warmth and admiring the stars during the trip back.
I wished I could go back in time, when things were easier. When we were all together.
My willpower diminished, I was pulled back into the static of buzzing that controlled me, longing to see moonlight and the sky again.
((Wow, this thread just blow up O.o Sheesh.. I'm gone for the whole day and I return with ten new posts))
((Ok, than warning this post is long. It took me all day to do so you'll probably need a snack or more importantly an energy drink. Also, you guys can tell me what you thought of this post of Harry Trail. He's my first character thats actually a ba.d guy so I want to make sure he stays that way without showing anything good about him.. so feedback is welcomed))
I noticed out of the corner of my that Lucy had nearly crashed into the ground. I next watched her take off towards James. Speaking of the fishy hybrid, he gave me a tired stare and took a step towards me. He could not get out a reply before Lucy grabbed onto his back. I watched James try to bite Lucy's legs but by then he was already falling, they both landed with a "thud" and a electric blade appeared in Lucy's hand, she looked winded and worn out.
I heard a groan come from James and watched as he pushed himself up and look up at my face. I listened to what he said and though on his words before I answered, "some already have" I stated first, I could tell by the way he propped himself up that he was on the edge of collapsing, "their is a problem with that logic" I told him, my voice like it would be if I was calmly talking with a friend, "freedom can only be achieved if we fight for it, if we were to give up to stop the bloodshed we would all still di,e, not physically but who we are inside; when they no longer need us for their tests we would become mindless soldiers, no more than mechanical pawns in their petty human wars" I told him, "that is why we fight, if we fight we will have a chance at freedom, if we give in we will suffer a fate worse than death" I finished, hoping he understood.
James seemed to listen to what I said and it looked like he thought about what I said. He chuckled a little, the action causing him to cough, he spat out some blood after he coughed, he cast Lucy a wary glance before he forced himself up into an unsteady stance, I nodded at what he said "I guess so" I agreed with him I nodded to the rest of his statement "we've already lost a few" I said quietly to myself, answering his question. The loss of Fae and Magnus haunted me.
I watched Aki land and listened to her report "I am fine" I told her. I heard James's final words and watched him hobble off, we've lost too much to turn on each other I Thought to myself as I watched him go, I could not bring to mind the thought of one of the escapee's turning on one another, I was to hopeful in the thought that I could keep them all together and in peace. "Let him be, he has suffered enough" I said to the electricity wielding Lucy and concerned Aki. I turned to Aki and thought about what she said about the fire, "find the ones we know best and have them help you round up the rest of the hybrids, make sure to pay attention to how they smell, we don't want to accidentally bring a hunter along" I told Aki, I next turned to Lucy, glancing at her lightning sword, "help Aki out please" I glanced at around the battlefield after I had given my orders, looking for hybrids that looked familiar.
I noticed a odd looking heat signature by a tree and began walking towards it, not realizing it was Tigerlily in the coils of a hunter. When I came up to scene I switched out of my heat and saw the limp form of Tigerlily in the coils of a dog snake hybrid. I didn't say anything and just launched into an attack on the hunter hybrid.
I pulled the darts out of my pocket and jammed them into the hybrids chest as I ran into him. The collision winded him and sent me sprawling, I stood quickly up and was about to go to Tigerlily's aid when a white scaled arm came around my neck, "HELP AKI, GET everyone to safety" was all I managed to say before the white scaled hybrid began dragging me into the forest.
Soldier/Faolan general point of view
The Soldier had Faolan in a powerful choke hold but was not ready for the fight that the black dragon hybrid would put up. Two back fists collided with the Soldier's face and caused him to lose his choke hold on Faolan who took the advantage and got out of the Soldiers hold and turned to face his attacker. Faolan froze where he was when he saw the entirety of the white dragon hybrid, "Father?" he managed to say before the Soldier silently began to attack Faolan. Massive and even blows were exchanged between the two dragons as the forest began to burn around them. A few human and hybrid hunters who were retreating back to the van stopped to watch the scene but dared not stay and help when fire began spewing from the mouths of the two dragons.
((I'm not sure if there are any random escapees but I'll include them here anyway.))
Lon'qu took his stance as soon as he saw Lilith, if he wasn't mistaken, electrocuted and plummeted into the trees. He was about to rush over as soon as an Escapee approached the young hunter only to be intercepted by other Escapees. The blonde hybrid pulled out his gun and shot the two at their apparent weak spots. It was enough to left them hopeless yet too weak to k.ill them off. Soon, he found himself surrounded by a number of Escapees.
I'll make this quick, he thought to himself, twirling his gun. The first Escapee launched at him, barring its fang. Lon'qu swiftly ducked and swung his legs across the ground, knocking the hybrid off of its footing before injecting a syringe filled with anesthesia. As soon as he was done, he turned to the remaining two, took out a second gun, and shot them at their apparent weak spots, just like what he did to the two Escapees earlier, leaving them helpless as they suffered from their injuries.
I was hoping they'd put more effort, Lon'qu thought as more and more Escapees approached him. This time, he decided to put away his weapons. As substitute, he jabbed their pressure points rapidly, paralyzing the lot of them in seconds. When he neared the tree Lilith fell into, a sudden blaze emerged. He immediately climbed up, picked up the girl and ran towards the van. He felt his muscle stiffened the longer he held Lilith but at the very least, she barely looked human to him and she was still young. Upon arriving near the van, he handed Lilith to a fellow human hunter.
"Lon'qu, make sure the fire doesn't reach the van but don't let it dissipate. This fire might just burn those hybrids alive," the man ordered, "And use this." The man handed Lon'qu a stone, a jagged one which looked similar to aquamarine before running off into the van. The fire started creeping its way towards the vehicle, spreading faster by means of the trees. Lon'qu closed his eyes, focusing his energy on the stone. The grey blue stone began to glow softly, emitting traces of light that seeped into the blonde hybrid. He felt the fire starting to burn his shoes. Immediately, his eyes flew open and he slammed his palms on the ground, creating a trail of ice which evolved into a wall of ice, separating the area around the van with the burning woods.
((Basically, the aquamarine stone amplifies Lon'qu's ice powers as he currently lacks proper Ice Phoenix DNA to manipulate ice on his own.))
Mynah recovered from the dart to see the tunnel hybrid- James? - run off and the forest on fire.
For the love of the sky? Why is everything on fire?
Getting up and looking around, she saw Tigerlilly nearly collapsed on the ground.
Is she alright?
Great! So while everyone else was defending us and getting hurt, I was paralyzed on the ground!
But then a vicious Alligator/dog hybrid tackled her and they rolled around in the dust. They both go good hits on eachother. Then the weight was lifted off of her and Mynah looked up to see Aki flinging the hybrid away.
She called over her shoulder to Myna, “Mynah, we’ve got to gather all the others and get out! Try and find the others we know well to help.” Then she paused and landed to tell her some wise advise. "And pay attention to scent since we don’t want to bring along any hunter. Have them head down the river for the time being."
Mynah nodded and ran off, sniffing hybrids or shoving them away, trying to get them together and fleeing from the hunters.
((Sorry for not writing for a little bit and for this horrible post. Im not really sure what to write, my mind is blank.))
The blows that were exchange between father and son were powerful and if it were not for the sounds of fire the sounds of the fight would be easy to hear.
The white dragon hybrid wore my father's scales but who he was inside was not the person I knew all those years ago, he didn't even recognize his own son. I had just landed a blow to my fathers chest when Aki came out of the flames and assaulted the nearly seven foot dragon hybrid, punching and tacklig him away from me. Her wings were a blaze and she quite a stunning sight.
I stood straighter, I was sore and charred slightly but I felt stonger knowing that Aki was there. "Thank you, good, the water should keep them safe as we escape the fire..." I replied, barely noticing my father's movements in time. The white hybrid had launched himself at Aki, "Aki" I cried as I shoved her out of the way and put myself in her place. My father flattened me and tried to leap from me and onto Aki, I would not let this happen so I grabbed his tail while he was mid jump, he would probably ki,ll her if he caught her. "Aki, RUN, don't worry about me" I told her as my father turned towards me, growled, and lunged once more at Aki, "RUN, I will find you after this" I yelled, I did not want her to feel the blows my father could deal.
I struggled to keep a hold of my father, I saw Aki look between him, the other escapees and me. I met her eyes and watched as lessened her firery wings, I could tell she was debating on whether to do what I asked or defy me. "Don't do anything stupid!" I heard her yell at me as she flew after the escapees, I sighed I'll try not to.
Once Aki was no longer in danger the fight between black and white began again. A few scales left their hosts and fell to the ground, scattered about like a bunch of broken yin yangs. Both sides had drawn blood but that was where the once equal blows of the fight began to shift to one side. The older and more experienced Soldier began to pulled out a lead and used it.
Faolan suffered another blow from his father and staggered backwards, his father used this break in defense to lunge and sink his fangs into a open wound on Faolan's shoulder, Faolan grunted in pain and dug another blood filled line in the Soldier's back with the claw on his wing. Both sides were immune to each others potent venom but that didn't mean it had no effect on them. The venom made Faolan dizzy and unable to fight any more.
The Soldier put a zip tie cuff around Faolan's mouth to prevent him from breathing fire and around his wrists to keep him from doing to much, The Soldier looped his tail under Faolan's armpits and began to drag the black dragon towards the vans, Faolan struggled as much as he could thanks to the zip ties and venom he could do little more than keep his wings against his back.
The Soldier walked a little while like this before he finally came upon the vans that his gps had led him to. It was next to one of these that the Soldier waited, he would let Harkness decided what to do with the rebel leader. While he waited some of the retreating hunters gathered to both marvel at the first Hybrid Soldier they had heard about and jeer at the captured Faolan.
He watched Harkness as the grimy man approached the slight crowd of hunters both human and hybrid, he was silent as always. No emotion registered on his face as Harkness smiled and dispersed the hunters. The Soldier nodded and dragged Faolan after Harkness. Harkness lead the Soldier off towards the bushes and away from the vans.
"Look, This is the leader of the rebellion, yeah?" Harkness said and The Soldier nodded, that was the reason why the Soldier had targeted the Black dragon. The Soldier watched as Harkness pulled a hand gun from its holster on his side, "I want you to kill him, and leave his body here for the rest of those freaks to find it. In the head. We need to show them a nice, clear message." Harkness said as he gave the Soldier a gun, no one had dared trust the Soldier with a real gun when they were training him but they had trained him with prop guns.
The Soldier forced the black dragon into a kneeling position and placed the gun on the forehand of the hybrid.
I growled when the human prodded me with a finger, smoke rolled out of my nose. I winced when my "father" forced me into a kneeling position, I ached all over. I was slowly gaining my strength but once the white dragon placed a gun to my head and I knew I would not be able to take them both on in my state and with my mouth/hands bound. I will become a martyr, they will stay strong and together... I hope I thought to myself, my last thoughts. I pressed my scaled head into the gun and stared deep into the white dragon's eyes, it was a soul piercing glare of hatred, I glanced over at the human but he just laughed, I closed my eyes when I saw my father start to pull the trigger.
Something unseen flickered inside of The Soldier.
A shot rang out through the forest -the sound of the rapport from the weapon was audible over the flames- and a body fell to the ground.
((I'll probably edit this post with their various POVs. Idk when it'll be finished- hopefully before I go to bed, so about 3 hours? Also, if I get any of the facts wrong, just lemme know and I'll correct it))
I was still watching the twitching hybrid when another Hunter suddenly appeared from the trees and snatched her up, dashing out of sight with her motionless body. I watched them go, figuring the hybrid would be tended to and this way I wouldn't reveal myself to the enemy.
I spread my wings, ready to take off, when I smelled smoke. I looked around me before freezing up, terrified, as hungry flames devouring the tree tops, spreading lower and igniting the forest floor ablaze around me. I yelped with fear and scrambled upwards, curling my very-much-flammable tail underneath the rest of my body.
I was trapped.
"Help!" I screamed, hoping anyone at all would hear, even if that 'anyone' was a hunter. Being dragged away in captivity was better than becoming a pile of ash, at any rate.
"Someone, please, help me!" I wailed, observing the area around me to make sure there was no other way out alive. The dangling ivy looked like a bomb fuse, flames curling upwards and turning the plants to ash. The dry brush and twigs provided excellent fuel for several feet in all directions. The top of my tree had caught fire, as well.
Yeah, I was pretty much hybrid barbecue.
A stray ember flew onto my tail, causing a small flame that charred some of my thick, white, tail fur. I patted it out, hissing as the heat made contact with my padded hands. Smoke was beginning to fill the air around me, and I started to cough- mildly, at first, but it soon turned into choking gasps as the dark grey substance forced it's way into my lungs.
"Help!" I yelled one more time, barely able to get the word out between hacking coughs. The flames were spreading both lower and higher, from the ground up and from the tree top down. I was cornered by the destructive element, about to become hybrid-toast, when the tree shook and I felt scaly arms pluck me from my perch. The flaming roots of the tree shuddered once more, but just as I felt the foundation falter, we were soaring through the air again- cold, clean air.
I took deep breaths, trying to replace the smoke in my lungs with the crisp wind that blew against my flushed cheeks. I could hardly make out our surroundings when we landed, my eyes tearing up from my time spent in the blaze. I saw the outline of a hybrid, staring at me. I was about to attempt to say 'thank you' when I felt the less-welcomed cold of metal cuffs, which were quickly used to secure my six limbs. In a panic, I tried to use my drugged spray, but my tail was already secured, rendering that attack useless. My wings were next- tied by a rough rope that scratched at them painfully. I coughed harder, trying to muster up a scream from my weak lungs.
"Cora wanted to end you herself, or I would've left you there to die." The hybrid hissed, bending foward and revealing shark-like teeth and eyes.
I was roughly forced up from my sitting position, and dragged several feet forward. The air was downright artic now, I shivered as it bit through my orange sweater.
"We got Amelia!" The stranger cried, his voice rough and raspy. A few cheers erupted from the enemy's sort-of camp. Well, it seemed like it was just a white van containing supplies and weapons, rather than an actual 'camp', per say. As I was being dragged towards a scowling doctor to be examined for anything fatal, a gunshot suddenly rang out, and the unmistakeable 'thud' of a body followed.
My captor froze, I froze, and all noise from the Hunters ceased, as if time itself, too, had frozen.
((Rereading this, it's rather OP. I more wrote it to have fun, not show off Lucy's powers, I promise. She's not normally this powerful, at all.))
I followed Faolan's orders, herding whole groups of hybrids to the safety of the river, where the fire couldn't reach them and they could overpower any enemies with their numbers.
With most of the camp taken care of, and fire spreading all over the place to cause even more mayhem then there already had been, I decided it was time to take care of some of the Hunters. I swooped over the burning trees like a hawk, scanning the terrane for unfriendly foes wielding dart guns. The humans I found were finished quickly, and I brought any salvaged weapons from my short battles to the grouped Escapees, with the exception of a single, odd sort of sword known as a rapier. I had a faint memory of training with someone, long ago. Perhaps it was that Cro-something, and that's why the name sounded so familiar.
'Too much remembering today.' I thought to myself, strapping my new weapon to my side. I'd experiment with it later.
I kept the sword because my magic wasn't always reliable. If I ever got into a scrape and my magic didn't pull through, I was as good as dead unless I could talk my way out.
'Talk... That's it! A trap! Lucy, you're so slow, how did I not think of it sooner?' I chided myself before soaring a few feet more and landing in a clearing. Showtime.
Blue magic zipped about me, creating a fancy stage with velvet curtains of a dark red, shiny wood floors, and other various things. My normal clothing was exchanged for a suit, bow-tie, and tophat, along with a fancy show-cane. Why was I dressed like this instead of in a fancy dress or something more girly? Because reasons, now shut up.
(Random warns Lucy not to break the fourth wall)
I tapped my cane againts the stage at a steady rhythm, almost instinctively. Then again, most of my magic was instinctive anyways. However, this time I knew what I was doing- a mild hypnosis spell to draw in nearby Hunters.
"Come one, come all, to the Fantastic Lucy's performance!" My voice boomed through the trees, the crackling flames my only response so far.
"Today, we'll be witnessing Lucy, myself, perform, with an original choreographed dance number accompanied by song!" A few hybrids were emerging, some carrying dart guns while others looked downright rabid and ready to end my life with their own two hands.
"I see we have a tough crowd out here this afternoon, but don'tcha folks worry. It'll be worth it." I winked, seeing a few more Hunters straggle through the trees to see what idiot would make themselves such a huge target.
Then all censored broke loose.
Thunder crackled above me, repeating the tempo of an old song I had heard only a few times in my life, played by the guards that watched my tank back in captivity as a joke. Now, the joke was on them.
With the first lightning strike setting the mood, I started walking on air over the small group- about eight total, for now.
"Hey there, I know you can hear me. Hey there, I know you can see."
Another strike of lightning, soundless- the thunder muffled by my magic.
"Hey there, things are 'bout to get crazy so you sit right there and you listen to me."
My wings snapped open, reflecting the next strike oddly like shards of glass. My electric sword was summoned, and I smiled at the wary hybrids.
"Don't let go of this opportunity, since there's no guarantee it'll last."
I floated soundlessly to the ground again, watching as the hybrids started to lower their weapons in confusion.
"What do you say little pals, have we got a deal? Haven't got all day, so you'd best think fast!"
One had started to charge forward with a war cry. One strike of lightning brought him down to an unconcious, twitching shadow, and the rest were starting to shuffle around nervously. A few more curious onlookers were coming forth from the trees, hypnotized by the music.
"Side with me, guys, I'll have your back. Count me in when confidence is all you lack!"
I was teasing the hybrids now, flying above their heads and using blue magic to temporarily alter their appearances to match the words of the song.
"Price is simple, rather sparing. Time is slipping- life is choices, let's start living!"
I pranced above them, soaring higher and higher as more lightning flashed dangerously, and my blue magic went to work, showing each hybrid what they wanted to see in the reflection of a mirror placed before them. The mirror relied on each individual mind's preference, so I had no clue what they saw.
"You know they'll try to deceive you. Your hunches were right from the start. You don't have to fight and play soldier, take a stand and tear, their world all apart."
All the mirrors shattered, and a gold glint entered each hybrid's eye.
"Time draws short so you gotta make up your mind, I don't offer these things every day. Oh my, how powerful you could be, if you just say the word and let me stay."
I teleported back to the stage, surveying the considering group.
"Side with me, guys, I'll have your back. Count me in when confidence is all you lack!"
I extended my hand towards the nearest hybrid. In a daze, he stepped forward.
"Price is simple, rather sparing. Time is slipping- life is choices, let's start living!"
Slowly, in a calm line, all the hybrids that had been watching shook my hand and agreed to my terms. I now had an army of mildly hypnotized enemy troops ready to command. I couldn't keep this up for long- my energy was already depleted and anything longer than ten minutes could make me pass out, become unstable, or... Die.
"The deal is sealed." I proclaimed, fire flashing and gong sounding soon after. The zombie-like hybrids hardly reacted.
"Army, storm your camp! Do not fight, simply take anything of value and return it here. When you're finished, head back the way you came and do not return." I ordered.
They all started to follow- until the gunshot rang out. Startled, my magic faltered and three fouths of the hybrids snapped awake instantly. I already knew I was in trouble.
'If they hurt anyone on my side, they break the deal.' I thought to myself, preparing for the rage to settle upon me as the first one rushed forward and clawed at my cheek.
Three thin scratches dripped red, and another gong sounded- this one much louder and threatening. The ones still hypnotized remained still- trapped by other magic I had used to keep them in line. The rest charged, following the first's example... Until I roared.
I didn't remember much of those three minutes and forty-two seconds of pure rage, but when I came back to myself, the deal-breakers were gone, I was breathing heavily, and I held a broken blue dragon's spine in my hand. I discarded the spike and turned to the remainder.
"Follow your previous orders." I instructed. The three remaining hybrids marched away, leaving me alone, surrounded by fire, and completely drained.
I simply collapsed on the ground, too tired to do anything more.
((I feel like the quality of this post went down the drain. Sorry. It's 5 AM and I need to sleep.))
((Fyi, if you're curious about the song, it's called DeCIPHER by Madame Macabre. It's a little... Interesting. I like it, though))
Faolan opened his eyes after the gun had gone off, wait, he opened his eyes, he was not dead!? Faolan heard the sound of a body hitting the ground and watched as the Soldier lowered the gun from where it had been pointing at Harkness's head. The man lay dead on the ground with a small hole in his head, the blood that came out soaked into the ground. Faolan looked up at the Soldier and the Soldier looked back at Faolan, black and white on opposite sides as always. The Soldier knelt down next to Faolan and pulled a knife from his belt and cut Faolan's ties. The Soldier replaced the knife on his belt, it held up the tight fitting cargo pants the scientists had made just for him out of fire proof material, and stood up. He looked over Harkness and thought.
Faolan exercised his jaw and rubbed his wrists, "Father?" he called to the Soldier. The Soldier stooped down, picked up Harkness's rifle and took the holster for the pistol and stood back up, he looked into Faolan's eyes. Something shimmered in the Soldier's eyes, the father came back momentarily, "go, don't let me see you again" the Soldier told Faolan before he turned to return to the vans.
I watched my father leave not knowing what had just happened. One second I was staring down the barrel of a pistol and the next I watched the human fall to the ground, dead. I lamely stood up, I ached all over and I had several cuts, my father's venom had almost worn off. I saw that there was a decent hole above the vans and thankfully my wings were the only part of me that was not injured -I had not attacked my father's wings so he had not attacked mine, natural dragon honor- so I got ready to fly. I clutched my aching side with the opposite arm, got a barely minimum run up, and took off into the sky above the hunters heads and went looking for my fellow escapees. My flight was labored and jerky, one though kept me going though, I promised Aki I would find her again, and with that I flew on, using my heat vision off and on to try and spot the hybrids.
He walked back into the group of hunters, not really knowing how they would react to the death of Harkness but he knew few would dare attack him in revenge. He walked through the now silent hunter without an air of worry or any emotion for that matter, he was The Soldier again. He secured the gun in between his wings and noticed a hybrid that had been captured, one of the escapee's and a traitor to the domestics, Amelia, she was one of the high risk problems that his mission statement had given him. The Soldier walked over to the hunters who were with her and just looked her over, face blank and emotionless, she was completely restrained, no doubt to be transported back and terminated by the high lady herself, Cora.
The Soldier was curious how Amelia would react to seeing the goal of the Dome project before her. It was also a slight distraction for him as he waited for the hunters to realize what had happened.
(( Since I haven't really been reading any of the posts on Hunted (I've just been skimming) im going to vaguely speed through what's happened until my characters get to where everyone is right now. If I get anything wrong correct me in Pm. Once I'm done with my catch-up posts I'm going to read everything (well almost everything) that you guys have posted so far so I can get a better grip on what's happening and what has happened ))
~Sea Fern the Octopus-Cuttlefish-Seagull hybrid~
(( Your probably wondering why I'm posting a bunch of separate posts instead of just one big one. The reason: It's easier on me to do separate posts :) ))
The last few days had been hard,some of the weaker hybrids had to be carried some of the way,on the forth day they had stopped to rest for the night in an area next to a river. It was now morning. Rita was walking towards a small pile of meat that some other hybrids had collected,she had woken up about an hour before and was now going about getting some breakfast. She had just started eating when she heard a commotion near the river,a hybrid with curly horns and shiny wings was talking to Faolan,Rita didn't remember seeing the hybrid before. Whatever was going on,Hawk,Aki and Faolan seemed to be handling it so Rita went back to eating. A few minutes later a golden flame appeared on her hand,she tried to snuff it out,but she couldn't,she heard a sound like a gong. Rita looked around and she saw that the hybrid that had been by the river was most likely causing the flame,she started to walk over to them when her uncle walked up to her "Why did my hand just light on fire? And why was it gold?" Her uncle asked. "That hybrid over there I believe" Rita answered. Suddenly the mysterious hybrid produced a blue cane and top hat made out of fire as well as the name 'Lucy' appearing over her head in the same colour fire.
Scytha started as one of her claw lit up in a small gold blaze. She had been watching the others from the trees and saw everyone else had a similar flame. It didn't take long to find the source of the uniquely coloured fire,a hybrid who,in blue flames,announced herself as Lucy. 'A hybrid with potent magic,how interesting' Scytha thought.
A gold flame suddenly lit up on her hand,at first she had tried to put the fire out,but after discovering that the fire didn't hurt she had just looked at it until it went out. "Huh, wonder what that was" she said,but forgot about it as she saw a hybrid she hadn't talked to yet and went to talk to them.
Then the shooting started.
Tranq darts zoomed through the air and Baske hid behind a tree.
The fishy hybrid from the tunnels appeared and started to fight Faolan.
"AMBUSH!!!" Someone called as tranquilizer darts started flying through the air. Rita saw Faolan fighting the lobster-shark hybrid from the tunnels in the Dome,she would of gone to help him,but she was facing her own dilemma at that moment... She couldn't find her uncle! She looked around frantically for him,dodging darts. She saw Baske hiding behind a tree,at least the frilled-necked lizard hybrid had enough sense to take cover. Rita couldn't find her uncle anywhere.
Then Aki lit the area around them on fire. Most likely on accident,but that didn't make it any less deadly. Rita finally spotted her uncle and ran over to him. As a white dragon hybrid battled Faolan,Aki told everyone to run by the river away from the fire and hunters. Rita and her uncle ran after the other hybrids.
She was watching the fight from the shelter of the trees,trying to decide whether to join in or not. Then she saw the Phoenix hybrid Aki accidentally set fire to a tree while fighting a group of enemy hybrids,the rest of the surrounding foliage soon went up in flames as well. She went along with the rest of the hybrids,running from the fire near the river.
~Rita Ritz and her uncle~
As they were running Rita looked back in case any hybrids were lagging behind,but she couldn't see anything through the smoke.
Then they heard a gunshot.
Rita looked at her uncle and he looked at her,there was nothing they could do,neither of them was fire proof,they continued along the river. She hoped none of the hybrids on their side had been badly harmed.
Everyone was running as the trees and bushes burned,Baske ran away from the flames. She ran into the trees. She heard a commotion up ahead "Hey!" She shouted,running into a small clearing. Baske stopped when she saw that she was surrounded by vans and humans as well as some hybrids. She failed to notice that most of the humans were carrying tranq guns. "Hi! Who are you guys?!" She asked,tilting her head in question. One of the humans raised their gun and shot a dart at Baske. Baske looked down at the dart that was now protruding from her shoulder,she looked back up at the human who had shot her. She stumbled backwards,she was already starting to feel woozy. She tried to run away,but was hit with another dart. She fell over forwards and everything went black. (Baske is then loaded into a random van).
((I think I'm starting to get writer's block. Also, please let Amelia be captured. I have a plan for her that involves bringing in this stranger being mind-controlled))
Shortly after the shot rang out, a dragon hybrid I had only seen data on walked forward to examine me. I kept still, staring back into his wizened eyes, currently unclouded from the memory block I knew had been placed on his mind. The gun slung onto his broad back made me nervous, as I had already seen the other hybrid's reactions towards me.
'He also might have shot someone already. Who's to say I'm not next?' I pondered, waiting for something to happen.
Then, something did happen. A clear voice cut through the heavy silence, informing the enemy hybrids that their captain was dead- shot in the head, it seemed. Moments later another voice commanded to fall back, and turn in what few prisoners they had. With this, I was yanked forward once more, past the doctor and strait into a van. A few hybrids piled in, including the injured bird-girl from the woods earlier, before the doors were shut and our van was off.
'Well, if there was any chance of escape, it's gone now.' I depanned to myself, looking around the van to see if I could find anything to break the restraints- or at least get this horrid rope away from my brilliant orange wings.
I was heavily guarded on all sides and angles, and the only thing I saw that could be useful in the van was a small bit of broken mirror. I sighed, giving up. All I could do was wait and hope for a miracle.
The information on the Hunting party was massive. A few microchipped hybrids dead, many injured, and several human soldiers missing.
My misshapen hands clicked away at the keys, logging everything into the blindingly bright screen of the computer. I couldn't think, as always, until something unusual happened: the power cut out.
The buzzing ceased, the computer went dark, and I was left- free. But I couldn't do anything. My mouth still whispered words and codes that weren't there, my hands still typing the most common sequences I knew about, my eyes still twitching across a black screen, my mind blank.
Then everything flooded in.
All my independent thoughts came crashing through my brain, overwhelming me with information about my own life. Escape plans I had perfected, once drown out by the white noise, now came flooding back along with urges to run. I finally knew my own name, my family, my best friend. It was too much, and distantly I heard myself screaming as clips of memories flitted in and out of my consciousness.
My name was Cromex. I was once human. I lived on the shores of a beach, near a huge city. My father died, my mother once engaged to another before they knew of my sister. My sister wasn't supposed to happen, and he left us alone. My sister's name was Perlac. She was supposed to be sold and sent away. I couldn't let that happen. We hid- four of us. Two others with us. They found us, and we were all taken. My mother died fighting to save me, but not my sister. We were mutated and trained but I fought. I was given a headset to control me. It broke and I went comatose. I was given a new one, sent here to stay. My sister was broken by THEM. And I was stuck. The rest of us were stuck. Trapped. Sentenced to death if we rebelled.
My throat was raw from screaming, and my lungs ached for air, but I had no control over my body. I never did, never could, can't anymore without help. They ruined me, they ruined everybody.
Ripped from these clippets of memory, the power suddenly came back on. Instantly I was sent away to work, remembering how to breath, how to function. The buzzing drowned out my clarity, but one memory remained. One that hadn't been snatched away just yet. I let it take over, the greys and blacks melting into color as I relived another time, long ago, with my best friend.
Tiny feet pattered along the shore, following the twin trails of larger footsteps that were gradually being washed away by the tide. Small giggles errupted from the smiling mouth of a girl, who looked to be no older than three, at the most.
"C'mon Perlac! You can do it!" I called to the toddler, arms stretched forward to catch her when she reached us.
Perlac's wavy golden hair streamed behind her as she dashed, hopped, and leaped into my arms. I abruptly stood and swung her around, earning a squeal of joy from my baby sister. I joined her in her laughter before placing her back on the golden sand, warm from the bright rays of sunshine. Suddenly, a spray of water droplets suprised us both, and a deeper chuckle sounded from behind us. We both turned, I smiling and Perlac hiding behind me- she hadn't quite grown used to Lu just yet. My purple-haired friend smiled, black wings folded neatly behind them as they summoned another bubble of water, which burst shortly after and showered the three of us. Perlac squealed and I laughed, shielding myself with my arms, which were tanned from years spent on the beach.
"Glad to see you're enjoying your true element." I commented.
Lu smiled, mild fangs showing as they pulled out a smaller bubble- this one with a tiny golden fish inside -and presented it to Perlac. My baby sister quickly overcame her shyness of the hybrid, curiosity about the fish replacing it.
"Fish." She exclaimed, poking at the bubble with one tiny finger. Despite her age, where other young ones loved to explore new words, my sister preferred to keep things short and simple, instead speaking with her facial expressions. It worried me slightly, but so far it didn't seem like a problem.
The aquatic creature swam about the bubble in a panic before settling down, watching my sister with big eyes, fins keeping it still. Perlac giggled again, backing away as Lu replaced the fish in the ocean.
"I still can't do much with it, so maybe it isn't my true element after all." They explained. I nodded sympathetically.
"Maybe it has something to do with..." I trailed off, staring at another figure up on a hill, watching us with curiosity and fascination.
Lu sighed, a bit frustrated.
"We both know I'm a bit jealous, but it couldn't possibly be-"
It ended sharply, like the end had been sliced away with a knife and stolen from my mind. My lungs felt better, and I was tired. I let the commands roll over me, knowing full obedience was the closest thing to rest and sleep I would get.
He calmly looked over my shoulder when a newer looking hunter announced that Harkness was dead, The Soldier was back fully, the father dragon was forced back into the darkness of the subconcious, there only to keep The Soldier from going feral. He looked back at Amelia, he could tell she was nervous with him there, unerving people kept them from doing rash things, fear was a good controler if you did not have memory eradiaction tech.
The Soldier shufled his wings and left Amelia to be loaded up at the words of another human who called for a retreat. The Soldier was to big to fit in the van and knew things might not end well if he rode inside so he hopped on the back of the van that happened to be transporting Amelia and held on for the ride back, he normally would fly back but he stayed with the convoy just incase and he was not in a decent shape to fly long distances, the rebel leader had put up one heck of a fight, like father, like son his subconcious quietly said.
What do you call double agent who is one for both sides? A triple agent? A well tongued spy? A man out for himself? I would prefer to be called a well tongued spy. Through me the UN learned about the hybrid project but also through me the scientists knew that the UN greatly dissaproved of the project but would not dare to intefere with the, essetially, "super soldier" project for fear of the soldiers that would come out of the place and destroy the UN. I worked for the UN as a scientific referance and a scietist for the hybrid project; both sides knew I was a double agent but both thought I worked for them alone but unfortunately for both sides I worked more for myself.
I had been storing info on both sides hybrid testings on an experimental organic chip for my own purposes, blackmail for safety in the case of a war. In being the "double agent" I was the UN did not know of the escaped hybrids and the Hybrid project people did not know of the few hybrids that the UN were training.
I breathed deeply in my new lab, given to me after the failure of The Dome, and pushed the plunger on the rather large needle in my leg. It contained an expieremental concoction that would prevent the memory erase that the scientists here had created to control many of their hybrids now and it would be the main part of the Soldier program when it went full scale, the sad thing was that the ingrideiants were hard to procure and it would ki,ll anyone already under the control of the m.e.
I bit my lip, the injection site hurt but it would keep me being myself, in theory. I tossed the used needle into my personal incinirator, no evidence. One thing I had apart of me that the hybrid scientists had "given" me was a micro pump that ran along my spine. It used to be filled with a poison that would be a fail safe in case of treatchery on my part, now it was filled with a concentrated form of python and water mocison DNA thanks to the people of the UN -the dna replacement was my idea-.
I was happy with my alteration and with my now shielded mind I walked out of my room and down the halway to continue the work I was "hired" to do with the other scientists.
((this guy might come back, Idk though, just a board blank character))
When the sirens had gone off in the Dome,announcing the failure and shutdown of the facility,Mystery had simply pressed her ears back against her head to block out the horribly irritating sirens (She still ended up with a headache though) and followed the scientists. They had soon set her to the task of hunting down the escaped hybrids,Mystery had nodded silently and flew off in the direction that the scientists had said the escaped hybrids had gone.
Mystery was now sitting in a tree watching the other hunters fighting the escapees. She thought maybe she should fire off a couple of arrows to add to the chaos,but opted to just watch instead. Then the Phoenix hybrid set the trees on fire. The blaze quickly spread to more and more trees. 'Idiots! They could burn the whole forest down!' she thought. She could see that the majority of the escapees were running away along the river. Mystery looked up at the sky,it was starting to cloud over a bit... maybe it would start raining. Mystery flew out of her tree top hiding place and swooped up into the clouds,out of sight.
((Last post has been edited and finished, and the memory bit holds a few clues))
I started awake, the images of others playing on the beach fading as reality replaced it. I stood, stretching out my sore muscles and limbs before looking around. The fire had spread more, and I heard the distinct sound of cars driving away in the distance. I could feel my magic had released the three hybrids from my hold, probably to be sent away with the others. A small pile of medical supplies, three pocket-sized dart guns, ammo for said guns, and pocket knives sat next to me.
'Well, at least that whole show wasn't a complete waste.' I thought to myself as I picked up the supplies.
'Now, where is everyone?' I wondered, eyeing the abandoned campsight.
I couldn't fly while carrying everything, since it would throw me off balance and I would probably drop half of it while searching. Instead, I started walking in the direction of the river, hoping they were still there or hadn't gotten too far away without me. A few minutes later, I was next to the stream's shore, a trail of many footprints leading away from where everyone had been. I started walking, using my tail to smudge out the trail and buy us more time in case others came looking for us. I couldn't do much about the scent, unless I splashed the entire area with water, which I had no energy left to do.
And so I proceeded, humming a little tune as I brushed away the evidence of the group's travel until I came across the group itself. Inumerable hybrids traveling in a messy line, some paniced while others looked shell-shocked from the whole ordeal with the hunters. I saw Hawk help a women who had fallen into the river, pulling her out from the brisk water.
"Hawk!" I called out, dashing forward.
"I have supplies from the Hunter's camp." I said, nodding to the various things I held.
"What should I do with them?" I asked.
((More development stuffs))
A hybrid had found me in the woods and carried me back to the vans. I was examined and my burns treated- very luckily, nothing worse than burns and the occasional muscle spasm remained after the electric attack. I could move again, although more stifly, and I should be completely fine soon enough.
I was put in the same van as a hybrid who's scent I reconized- they had been spying on me when I was down. She seemed to be staring again now, and I clicked my beak before commenting.
"It's rude to stare." I squawked at the red-head, glaring at her through my goggles.
I started when I realized I had been staring at the bird hybrid. She eyed me, her eyes covered by her goggles and hiding her emotion. I had a guess at what it was from her tone, however.
"Sorry, I just... I'm thinking about what will happen to me." I told her, honest. If I was about to hideshortly, what was the point in lying about simple things like this?
Lilith scoffed, tapping her claws on the metal floor as she responded.
"What will happen is pointless. You live, you die, nothing new under the sun. If you served the purpose you were meant to serve, it doesn't matter." She exclaimed, voice emotionless and monotone as if stating and obvious fact.
Amelia frowned, and the pair lapsed into uneasy silence.
"I disagree." The butterfly hybrid finally spoke up, boldly voicing her thoughts.
"A life isn't just about the purpose is serves- it's more about the choices the individual makes. Who they choose to be, to do, to become."
Lilith spoke mere seconds later, already having thought of a refute to the other's argument.
"What if a person chooses to be evil, to do wrong, to become an enemy to others?" She harshly inquired, fully turning to face Amelia now.
Amelia's face hardened with resolve.
"Well, at least they still had a choice. And who's to tell what good and evil really are? It's all perspective, isn't it? To a mouse, a cat is evil for hunting it down and taking it's life, when all it wants to do is live. To a cat, the mouse is simply the food it needs to survive, and there is no evil in killing it. Good and evil are boundaries set up by our mindset, social norms, and standards forced upon us. Wouldn't you at least like a choice to do what you want, instead of what you're told?"
Lilith stood, furious.
"If society's rules are what define good and evil, and are what gives true purpose to life- a real goal, instead of silly fantasies -than we should obey it. We shouldn't break it on the first whim, or base our logic off of the impossible dreams of delusional people. When we have a true goal, a reality to strive for, why should we abandon it for an illusion set up by hope? The 'choice' would be foolish."
Amelia glared, growling slightly under her breath before shouting.
"Dreams are better than serving a cruel oppressive reality that kills anything trying to stop it. Something that makes rules only to break them. Dreams and hopes are what allow change to happen, and let something better take control of one's life instead of following twisted rules and standards."
The other hybrids in the van were becoming riled up, but didn't dare get in the way for fear of being attacked.
"Well at least our cause doesn't switch sides and betray others, suddenly fighting a battle that's already lost!"
"When I served Cora I betrayed dozens, just to keep them under control. I've killed, and watched others die, because of their influence!"
"It's basic survival. The weak fail and the strong prosper."
The pair were practically at each other's throats, Lilith hissing and Amelia growling before finally speaking again.
"Have you ever had anyone you cared for, in your cold heart? Have you ever watched that person die? Seen the light leave their eyes and their breath falter for the very last time?" Amelia's tone was low and dangerous, her glare like a bullet, shot to kill.
Lilith was about to reply when she faltered, a sudden memory struggling forth from the haze before she had become a hybrid. When she was... Human. A boy, someone she loved, falling to the ground in anguish. They took him away, and she fought. As soon at it had appeared, it was gone, leaving a bad taste in the hybrid's mouth. She backed away and sat, unnaturally still as Amelia waited for an answer, refusing to accept stony silence for victory.
"I don't remember." The bird hybrid finally said, her usually blank and rough tone filled with emotion. For the first time in a long time, she actually sounded her age.
Suprised, Amelia's anger melted away, leaving one thought in the front of her mind as the van continued on it's journey.
'Maybe I can help her with that.'
I could barely keep my heat vision going for more than a few seconds at a time and it made my already shaky flight even more unstable. The distance I had flown was not a great one and if I was not in the shape I was in, it would be rather easy. I could tell a rib or two was cracked for I could not breath deaply without pain in my lower left rib cage, I also knew I was bruised and cut in several places but both were hard to locate besides feeling them.
Rain had begun to fall and it was making it really hard to fly and several times I had faltered dropping several feet before catching myself and forcing myself onward.
After my fight with my father my heart yearned for something it had not fealt for a long time, it yearned for some one, Aki. The image of her and keeping the other escapees safe kept me going no matter how dray my viosion got.
The sky seemed to open up and beat my wings down with a fury, almost like it did not want to share the sky with me any longer. I flicker my heat vision again, I did not expect to see anything for the past few hours I had seen nothing but the cold lines of the river; I saw a vast signiture that could only be a great body of water and that stopped my heart, did I miss them? fly right past them and did not see them? did the hunters find them again? These thoughts pounded in my head until I spied a heat signiture, then another and another, I've found them.
I let the rain pummel me out of the sky, I was done fighting it. My decent was ragged and choppy, I could barely keep myself form just falling out of the sky. I hit one tree branch, then another as I made a b-line for the hybrids. I was coming in a little to fast an my wings were failing, I was so tired.
My foot hit the ground in an attempt to do a run in landing but as soon as it did I just dropped like a stone to the ground, sliding a ways before coming to a dazed stop. I let out a groan and passed out.
As they were running from the fire and the hunters it started raining "Good" Rita said "That will put out the fire and hopefully deter the hunters" her uncle nodded. She looked up as she heard Aki calling for them to stop. 'Hmmm we are still rather close to where our confrontation with the hunters was,but hopefully the rain will stop them and cover our tracks' Rita said to herself. Suddenly she heard a crack and turned around to see a black hybrid falling through the trees. It didn't take long for her to realize it was Faolan and she raced over to where he was lying on the damp ground. It was obvious that he was pretty beat up,Rita saw lots of scratches and bruises,but at least he was alive. "Elizabeth" Rita said,standing up from where she had crouched next to Faolan "He's in pretty bad shape,can you help him?" Rita asked.
As the group began to settle down in shelter from the rain and rest, I had asked for a few to keep watch in shifts. I then checked in on how some of the escapees were doing when suddenly there was a commotion.
Perking my ears in alarm, I looked towards the source of the noise to see a slumped black figure on the ground. Immediately, I knew who it was.
“Faolan!” I gasped.
Lucky I had finished my most recent conversation and wasn’t randomly leaving one, I ran over to his body which seemed to have crashed from the sky. I gently pushed past the group gathered around to kneel by his side. I hoisted him up into sitting position and skimmed the group for Tigerlily’s mother as I heard Rita ask for the medic to help.
In a hoarse voice, I asked as well. “Elizabeth, Faolan needs help now. Please do something...”
I was on the verge of tears. Seeing the dragon hybrid all wrecked and injured was almost too much for me.
I helped Elizabeth out of the water just as I heard Lucy’s voice call out my name.
“Hawk!” The demon hybrid dashed over to me.
“I have supplies from the Hunter's camp.” She nodded to the various things in her arms. “What should I do with them?”
“I hope I don’t become the walking artillery,” I joked. “But, you look like you’re gonna eventually get toppled by all of that. Let’s share the load until we can find a better place or way to store them.”
Just then, the snap of some twigs caught my attention. A spy? I thought preposterously.
But when I looked up, I saw a black figure fall, unconscious to the ground with a thud. No, it’s Faolan!
Rita and Aki were almost immediately by his side. I watched from my spot as they called over for Elizabeth, who had just headed off to find suitable shelter from the rain. I silently picked up some load from Lucy with my right arm. With my hands full, I couldn’t exactly help. Not to mention, I had no experience in the medical department so I stayed put.