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I listened to Baske explain how they had escaped. I stiffened slightly when she mentioned a white dragon hybrid, I knew from that that they had had a run in with what controlled my father's body. "Well it's good to see that you all made it back more or less safely" I said the bug hybrid, who I guessed was Cromex didn't look like he had fared so well, "unfortunately I must say that we won't be stationary for much longer for we have no idea how long we have before we get attacked again and how long we have till we have shadows start hunting us" I said in a voice that carried to all those who I could see, I had a sneeking suspicion that we were already being watched. "Rest and eat a little while you can, I'll give a shout when we start moving again" I told the four.

 

Aki

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Aki ran through the forest, and stopped when she reached a small but peacful clearing and sat against a tree to contiplate what she had just heard and what she would do. Her sister was captured and she had forgotten all about her promise, it tore her apart. Should she go and heroicly save her sister in a ball of fire? Should she stay with the group and hope that things would work out for the better and her sister would be save in a more sane way? She remained sitting against the tree, on the verge of tears as her thoughts bounced back and forth.

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Rita Ritz,Scytha & Baske.

~Rita Ritz~

Rita heard a loud voice coming from up ahead. Coming to the camp she saw Baske,Ryu,Amelia Rose and an unknown bug hybrid. Faolan asked Baske how they had escaped and who Cromex was. Cromex must of been the bug hybrid. Baske quickly explained how they had escaped. Faolan told them and everyone that the camp would be moving soon and that they should eat now. Rita momentarily wondered where they would move to. Probably down the river to the beach and perhaps along the coast. She then realized something. "Who is Lucifer,Baske? I only see four of you," Rita asked. 

 

~Scytha~

Scytha pointed with her claw in the direction of the camp,indicating that they should be getting back with their ki.ll. Scytha walked away and headed towards the camp. When she got to the camp she was just in time to hear Faolan say that they would be moving along soon. The lizard hybrid Baske was back along with Ryu,Amiela Rose and a bug hybrid that,as she walked farther into the camp,she overheard someone say was named Cromex.

((Edited. I just realized that Scytha had already known Triton was awake... there are such large time gaps between new posts that it's hard to remember what happened in earlier posts >.<)) 

 

~Baske~

Rita asked her who Lucifer was. "Uh. I don't know,he was just with Rose and Cromex when me and Ryu found them. He has big wings and horns and purple hair. Amiela said that he would meet up with us here." Baske answered her.

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With our hunting task accomplished, it was time to head back to camp before the meat spoils; our third hunting partner pointed her claw in the direction of the camp, indicating that we should be getting back with our ki.ll before walking away, heading towards camp. I couldn't agree more, the chat between me and Hawk would have to wait until we've return to camp; without wasting anymore time, I took a firm hold of the boar and heaved it onto my shoulders. I have to admit, this boar weighted.. a lot, it almost weighted as much as my mother when I carried her but actually much more; nevertheless I sucked it up and began to walk back to camp. 
 
Before long, I had arrived at camp. Faolan had arrived back with Rita and Triton but Aki wasn't with them, for a moment I wondered why but I didn't ponder on the thought for long.. Baske, Ryu and Amelia were back! They escaped! How? It doesn't matter, what matters most is that they're here safe and sound with us.. surprising though there was a bug hybrid with them as well that I wasn't sure who it was, I concluded that he might be a friend they meet or something. I proceeded to look around and saw my mother eating with three hybrids while engaging in a conversation with them which is good, she's eating and getting to know some of the hybrids.. she's fine. 
 
After seeing that everything is fine, I walked over to an area where I thought was a good place to skin the boar.. it was distant from the other's in the camp but not too far so that other's could see that I'm here and there's food. I layed the boar down flat on his back and bent down "Ok, if I payed attention at how Aki skinned the deer this should be a breeze for me" I muttered to myself before I ejected my claws and began to skin the boar, soon enough blood came out which than I took out my tongue in disgust "Eww.." I whispered, but nevertheless continued. 
 
Before long, I got to the meaty parts of the boar and started cutting out thick to thin chunks of red meat and placing them on a good sized leaf.  Soon, I'll cut out enough meat for everyone... 
 
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Baske rushed away in the direction I had pointed. I followed close behind. Baske began shouting about how they had escaped. Faolan came out of the trees,asking how they had escaped and who Cromex was. In a rush Baske explained. Faolan then said that they would be moving along soon. Rita asked Baske who Lucifer was. "An employee of the scientists, that decided to change sides much like I did, I believe Lucifer was" I said. Though was I completely on the escapees side? Emberlyn would be so disappointed in me... "Have a back-up facility,the scientists do," I told Rita and Faolan. "That is where we were taken."

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I heard Ryu talk about the hybrid that had heleped them escape, "Lucifer? Lucy?" I said to myself, "sound similar" I said as I turned my attention more to the fact that there was another Dome-like facility. I sighed "this government is relentless, we are not their puppet of war, soon they will learn of the consequences of toying with nature and causing strife to us hybrids" I said as I rubbed my eyes, I was agravated and annoyed, this was not going to end unless we took down the scientists in one way or another.

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~Rita Ritz~

"Uh. I don't know,he was just with Rose and Cromex when me and Ryu found them. He has big wings and horns and purple hair. Amiela said that he would meet up with us here." Baske answered. "An employee of the scientists, that decided to change sides much like I did, I believe Lucifer was" Ryu said. "Have a back-up facility,the scientists do. That is where we were taken." He added. "This government is relentless, we are not their puppets of war, soon they will learn of the consequences of toying with nature and causing strife to us hybrids" Faolan said in reply to what Ryu said. Rita nodded at what Faolan said. "Didn't that Lucy girl have purple hair?" she mumbled quietly. It couldn't be a coincidence that both Lucy and Lucifer had the same hair colour. Purple definitely wasn't a common hair colour,even among hybrids. Perhaps Lucy and Lucifer were related? 

 

~Scytha~ 

Lucy and Lucifer... obvious twin names,Scytha thought,over hearing what Baske,Ryu and Rita said. 

 

~Baske~

Faolan and Rita seemed like they were done talking to her so she went over some hybrids and started asking them random questions. 

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After a bit, I'd finally completed the task of guting the boar; stripping all the red meat from it "Ok, prefect" I thought standing up from the ground, I didn't do half ba.d for someone that has skinned an animal for the first time. Taking my eyes away from the boar towards the group, I caught some words being said between Faolan, Rita and Ryu; I moved my ears towards them to listen in "this government is relentless, we are not their puppet of war, soon they will learn of the consequences of toying with nature and causing strife to us hybrids" This was Faolan speaking and I couldn't agree more with him. 
 
I turn away for a brief moment and grabbed three pieces of meat than I went over to a random hybrid and told him that there is meat over where I came from but before he gets his meat, I told him if he could spread the news about it. Then I walked over to Faolan, Rita and Ryu "Do you guys want any meat?" I asked shrugging, holding up the three red meat pieces in my hands. 
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Rita Ritz,Baske & Ryu.

~Rita Ritz~

Tigerlily came over to them and offered them some chunks of raw meat. Rita realized that she hadn't yet eaten that day and grabbed a piece of meat. "Thank you Tigerlily. I would ask Faolan to cook this for me,but he'd probably turn such a small piece into charcoal," Rita teased,remembering the quail,she laughed slightly. 

 

~Baske~

Baske was asking other hybrids about what had happened after she had been captured. She remembered something and ran back over to Faolan,Rita and Ryu. "Hey,Ryu! I just remembered that there was other hybrids in those cells! We should of got them out too!" Baske said. 

 

-Ryu-

"This government is relentless, we are not their puppets of war, soon they will learn of the consequences of toying with nature and causing strife to us hybrids" Faolan said. Baske went over to some other hybrids and started talking to them. She then came back. "Hey,Ryu! I just remembered that there was other hybrids in those cells! We should of got them out too!" she exclaimed. I thought about this for a moment. I had not known there were others imprisoned as well. It was true that they should of freed the other hybrids ,but... "Escape,we would most likely not have,if more hybrids trying to escape,there had been," I said. 

 

~Baske~

"Oh... I guess that makes sense," Baske said after hearing Ryu's answer. "Ryu,you still have the gun and keycard right?!" she asked,then she saw that he was holding them. She grabbed them and showed them to Faolan. "These'll come in handy,right?!" she said. 

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Rita was the first one to grab a piece of red meat from my hands "Thank you Tigerlily. I would ask Faolan to cook this for me,but he'd probably turn such a small piece into charcoal," She teased, laughing slightly. I chuckled "Yeah, probably" I remarked, just than Baske ran over which I give a listening ear "Hey, Ryu! I just remembered that there was other hybrids in those cells! We should of got them out too!" She said to Ryu "Escape, we would most likely not have, if more hybrids trying to escape, there had been," Ryu than replied, sometimes the way he talks just confuses me; I flicked my tail as Baske replied back "Oh... I guess that makes sense. Ryu, you still have the gun and keycard right?!" She asked, wait? he has a gun and keycard? 

 

She grabbed the two objects from him and showed them to Faolan "These'll come in handy, right?!" 

"The keycard is handy. That's like the only way anyone can enter into the facility, all domestic's and scientists have one of those," I commented "just be careful with the gun though"

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♪ Xenophon ♪

Lucy only nodded slightly at him, then glanced back down at the ground. Xenophon shifted his weight across his four legs uncomfortably as they both sat there in silence for a few minutes. He then quietly exited the tent through the back, figuring she didn't want him here anymore. As he slowly slipped out from the borders of the camp, a burning feeling stirred in his throat and chest. He'd felt it once before, when he'd fled from those he loved a long time ago. It was strange, he'd only met the girl hours ago, although within that time she had showed him so much. Xenophon twitched his antenna as he pushed his way through the shrubbery, the scents and sounds of the camp growing further and further away. He figured he should fly far off from here, he couldn't use this forest anymore, not with all of those hybrids about. He looked up at the sky, blue and crisp this morning. "Makes good flying..." He thought, his pincers twitching slightly. The mantis hybrid stiffened, catching scent of something. Possible prey, perhaps, or a hybrid.

As he waited, the smell grew fainter, indicating whatever it was had changed paths. He alternated his antenna just to be sure, knowing he should eat before he flew for a different place to settle. Xenophon quietly lighted into a tree, curling amongst its branches to appear apart of it. And then he waited. The world seemed to quiet down as he focused on detecting any signs of possible prey, while at the same time occupying his mind. He thought of a strange little noise he had heard from a shiny box while he'd snooped around a Hunter camp. It had an interesting ring to it, almost like bird-chirping but more complex and with different noises in it. He found it great fun to get lost in the tune of it, even though he didn't understand exactly what it was. As he thought on this little oddity, something crossed his radar that drew him back into reality. A small, furry animal scuttled up the tree he was in, clicking and waving its tail on a branch across from him. Xenophon stiffened, slowly swaying to match the breeze stirring the tree branches around him. The animal twitched, looking around, then scrabbled onto the trunk of the tree. He eyed it, careful not to make a move too soon. It circled around the trunk, inching just a bit close to one of his legs- too close. The mantis hybrid made his move, pinning the animal around the neck with his left scythe. It fell limp upon doing this, to which he was glad of. Though his instincts preferred he didn't care, something in him wanted the animal not to suffer. He tackled this feeling at this moment to study it, slowly cutting into the animal's side with his mandibles. He wondered why he felt this, as they were just animals, only there to be food. However, as he delved deeper he concluded he still felt as if they could also feel trapped, inches away from death with nothing to do about it, as he had. "I guess... It is best for no other thing to feel that way, if I can make that happen.." He thought, finishing up his meal. He dropped the remaining bones and leftovers, slowly climbing out of the tree. Xenophon paused at the bottom, remembering how Lucy had felt during that strange encounter earlier. She had felt entrapment, too. He rubbed his mouthparts together, cleaning out anything stuck in them. She knew how he felt. She was the first person he'd talked to in a long, long time.. He glanced back at the abundance of heat signatures a long ways off, faint and a bit hard to make out. "I... Can not.. leave.." The mantis hybrid thought, the ache in his chest still burning. It'd been too long, too long a time he'd been alone. Now, just maybe, he could have his flock again. He tilted his head, curling an antenna into his mouth to clean it. "A family.."

It was decided. Xenophon started back towards the camp, the muddy earth lightly squishing under his feet. He clicked his mandibles slightly. He couldn't help it, his nerves were already shot, sneaking back in here seemed like the farthest thing from a good idea. He just hoped- and pleaded, his camouflage would hide him. As he approached the scents grew stronger, and he could hear them chattering amongst themselves. He paused, his wings twitching subconsciously. The mantis hybrid found it harder and harder to press on, though tried not to think about how wrong it was to sneak into enemy territory. "I will be ok.. I will be ok.. I will be ok.." He thought to himself, trying at some self-reassurance. He paused at the edge of the camp, watching them all keenly. He spotted the tent Lucy had been in, then scoped around. "Okay.. I can make it.. Just don't..." He immediately pivoted at a sharp angle to the right when movement caught his eye. A hybrid was standing only a ways away behind him. Surely they'd seen him. He simply stared, panic racking his body as he slowly swayed.

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My stomach growled a bit when Tigerlily offered some meat, "I would love some I said as I took some meat and rolled my eyes at Rita's comment as I ate the raw meat. I listened to what Ryu and Baske said and nodded to what Ryu said, "it is one thing for a few to escape a complex, it is another to preform an escape like we did" I said, chewing one some meat.

I took the gun and key card that Baske held in front of me and nodded to what Tigerlily said, "the gun would be useful, along with the other dart guns we captured, to protect ourselves in the case of another attack" I said as I placed the gun in one of my pockets and looked at the card, "it would be useful if we had the means of taking on the facility where all the other hybrids are being kept, but unfortunatelly we don't.. but maybe, in the future, it could be used when we have the forces and power to take down the scientists" I said as I placed the card in my pocket. It clicked against some other plastic and I pulled it back out with the mystery object, it was another key card.. the one Fido had given me after I had conivned him to help us, it reminded me of those we had lost in the dome and those we had lost in the ambush.

I looked down at the card, "never forget" I said quietly before I placed the two cards in my pocket. I thought on those I knew and those we had lost, they would never be forgotten and would fuel us till we got peace and security.

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Aki

I just wanted to get away. Away from everything. Triton’s face flashed before my eyes. I shook my head and slapped my forehead. Just forget about him.

I lowered my hand and looked around, realizing I had ran further than I expected. The forest’s scent not appearance wasn’t familiar one bit. A small bear cub trotted past me. I looked backwards. I angled my ears forward and listened for any conversation, but didn’t pick up a single sign of human language.

Maybe I should head back...I thought with a sigh. What an idi.ot I am, running off like that. At least there aren’t any hunters out here. They’re probably still trying figure out where we headed from that battle. Maybe they did see the direction we fled. Anyway, they wouldn’t be so far out here yet.

I stood up and attempted to retrace my trail as my thoughts began to drift away again.

Nee had been elsewhere all this time. And I asked Triton to bring her back. How stupid am I? Am I trying to separate my family on purpose?

I remembered the day Soraka and I found Triton on the beach. He never explained why he has those hybrid parts. Was he a hybrid since we found him? And that those parts just didn't grow until later? No, that's not possible. We were together for two, three years. He would've shown some sign of hybridity then. He also didn't go into depth about how he managed to get in contact with Nee. Is he hiding anything important?

Well, he’s doing the wrong thing if he is. ...He did mention where she’s being transferred to. Maybe, maybe I can find and break her out on my own.

I stopped again and looked up at the branches above, noticing my surroundings have changed. Earlier there were birds chirping everywhere. Now, there was an eerie silence, my footsteps perhaps the loudest sounds of the forest at the moment.

Thump.

I perked my ears again, angling them around. What was that?

Then another heavy footstep sounded. This time, I could feel it coming from behind me. I turned around and found myself standing face to face with a large bear. Well not face to face. I had to look up to see its face.

Cr-cra.p. Perhaps I wandered too far. In fact, I saw plenty of peering eyes of perhaps several other bears watching what I would do. I walked right into bear territory, didn’t I, I realized.

I ran for it, not caring if I was going to right direction or not. I just wanted to get away from any snapping jaws coming after me.

 

Hawk

“Thanks! You did a nice job as well with that crack shot of yours. Shooting that boar in the upper leg as it ran, that was amazing” Tigerlily complemented, beaming with joy as we high fived.

I grinned as much as beak could show a smile and followed the two back.

Ty settled down to skin the boar. I saw hybrids gathered at another edge of the camp. Guess I’ll catch up on that later. I took the arrow I shot out of the boar’s body and went over to our shelter and sat down to clean the arrow and inspect them all for any dullness or defects.

Once I finished working, I stood up. “Alright, all done.” I muttered.

Just then, I sensed a spike in scent of fear behind me. More like nervousness.

I turned and narrowed my eyes as I scanned the area around me. Perhaps a mouse.

I scented for one, but couldn’t come across any, but the scent of nervousness was still there.

“Anyone there?” I called out.

 

Aki

(Let’s breaks some rules about physics now…)

I soon noticed that I was running just by the shoreline. I began running towards the open space of the beach. Once I shot through the trees into open space, I glanced back to see if I was still being chased.

Unfortunately, I was. The bear was on all fours, stampeding close on my tail. I lifted off into the air, but I didn’t get to flee for long before I was tackled down to the ground and practically squashed beneath the bear. At least it wasn’t a killing blow. But it stank worse than city garbage on a hot day.

“Get off you heavy lump of stinking fur,” I shouted, but was pretty sure the fur pretty much muffled my voice from being heard.

The bear refused, but likely didn’t understand what I said.

I gritted my teeth. Well then, I guess I have no choice.

I heated my body up and pushed against the tremendous weight on top of me. Then summoning small flames to my hands, I lit the bear on fire. Yeah, not the most practical idea, but it was better than having a bear crush my ribs.

The bear roared in pain and immediately stood up and ran like its fur was on fire...which, it was. I narrowed my eyes and began to aim a fireball but then stopped when the memory of the bear cub running by flashed past my eyes. I lowered my arm and dissipated the flame, calming myself down.

I knew all too well how it was like to lose a family member because others hunted you for what you were.

With the bear out of sight, I continued along the beach, looking for camp.

 
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♪ Xenophon ♪

He could see it. He could see the hybrid, not but a small ways away from him. Thankfully it seemed to not be facing him, but also seemed to sense his presence. Xenophon stiffened as the hybrid called out "Anyone there?". "It does not see me..." He thought quietly, subtly curling against the tree behind him. He matched his movements to those of the tree, and silently hoped the hybrid would go away. "If only I could be in the tree.." He thought, well knowing his camouflage would work better up there than on the ground, but he couldn't risk moving. A thought flashed across his mind, causing him to eye the hybrid. "I could pin it down.. Finish it before it alerts the others... Eat the evidence.." Upon thinking it he promptly scolded himself (mentally, of course.) "That is the old way of thinking.. I am not like that..." Xenophon reassured himself, keeping still against the tree trunk. He knew his fear would give him away, and he couldn't hide forever. "Lucy said they were nice... Lucy was nice.. And Lucy is with them..." He thought, staring at the bird-like hybrid. It smelled of boar's blood, Xenophon not needing a sweep of the antenna to tell that. Perhaps, he prayed, the hybrid was tired from the hunt and wouldn't try to attack him. He wavered against encountering the hybrid, though knew his speaking was not good. "If it sees me... Yes.. Only If it sees me...." He thought, trying to calm himself down and hope the hybrid would pass by unawares.

((Of course, being the evil dictator of Xenophon's life, I'd like the hybrid not to pass by unawares. I need stuff to do >:3))

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~Rita Ritz~

Faolan took some meat and rolled his eyes at her teasing. Rita popped the piece of meat in her mouth. She walked over to her uncle who was talking with an pink feathered hybrid with a large almost spoon shaped beak ((Rosetta Spoonbill and chipmunk hybrid that Sea Fern found)). Seeing Rita,her uncle turned to her. "How are you doing?" Rita asked him. "I'm doing perfectly fine," her uncle said,smiling. "You?" he asked. "I'm fine as well,I'm just waiting for us to move camp," Rita replied. 

 

~Scytha~

Baske came back over to Faolan and Rita and talked to Ryu about the other hybrids that had been in the Dome back up facility. She then handed Faolan a dart gun and keycard. Faolan put the items in his pocket. "Never forget" she heard him say quietly,perhaps remembering any hybrids that had been lost since they escaped the Dome. Scytha wandered around waiting for the order to move camp. She picked up a large piece of the boar she,Hawk and Tigerlily had caught and walked into the trees to eat it out of sight. 

 

~Baske~

Faolan took the keycard and gun from her. Both him and Tigerlily said they could come in handy. Baske look at the meat Tigerlily was holding with disgust. She walked over to a tree and sat down under it,reaching up to grab handfuls of leaves to eat. 

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Faolan took the gun and key card from Baske and nodded to what I said, "the gun would be useful, along with the other dart guns we captured, to protect ourselves in the case of another attack" He said as he placed the gun in one of his pockets and looked at the card, "it would be useful if we had the means of taking on the facility where all the other hybrids are being kept, but unfortunatelly we don't.. but maybe, in the future, it could be used when we have the forces and power to take down the scientists"  He finished, placing the card in his pocket. 
 
I stayed quiet as I began to think, I wonder if my key card still works? No.. I doubt it does work.. they know that I rebelled against them, I bet if I use this key card on the scanner it will deny me entry.. figures, my card is nothing but useless. At least we got that key card which can give us entry but.. hold on, what if the hybrid or person to who this key card belongs to finds out its missing? Wouldn't they replace the missing card with a new one? Wouldn't that key card now be useless like mines? I shock my head at the thought, Let's hope not.
 
Returning my attention back on the subject at hand, I noticed that Rita, Baske and the Green Mantis had left. Leaving Ryu, Faolan and I ((I'm guessing - not sure if Randoms characters are also there))  So I spoke up "One thing is certain. As long as we stick together and plan our revolt against this other dome correctly, we'll be just fine"
 
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((Mhm))

I still scented fear, which shifted. A mouse would’ve ran back to its burrow by now. It can’t possibly be a hunter. Unless they sent a spy or a small unit ahead…

I decided to investigate a little further and stepped into the thicker undergrowth and scanned the area, following the trail of fear. As I did, I took note that there was no distinct scent of a hunter or someone who had been at the scientist facility for long. No scent of a man made weapon either.

It wasn’t before long that I made out a figure camouflaged against a tree. Thank the plenty of years of experience of chasing down camouflaging hybrids in the Dome for the sharpened sense of sight. But then again, I was given a pretty good description of whatever I needed to chase down.

I cocked my head, not recognizing who the camouflaged figure was. “Who are you? Can you come on out please?”

 
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♪ Xenophon ♪

Xenophon stiffened as the figure walked closer, looking around. It finally locked its eyes on exactly the place that he was, and he knew the hybrid had seen him. "Who are you? May you come on out, please?" It asked, its voice gruffer than that of Lucy's. Xenophon twitched his antenna nervously, thinking over if he should reveal himself, all the while the hybrid slowly drew closer. "It's seen me... No use hiding anymore.." He thought, then turned his head to face the hybrid. Whether or not he left the comfort of the tree, his cover was blown anyways. Slowly, he managed to unfold his front legs, stretching them out slightly as a sign for the hybrid to keep its distance. He took a step forward on his secondary legs, though kept his third pair firmly stationed near the tree. Stretching out was nice, as while he'd scrunched against the tree he'd so tightly held himself that it grew uncomfortable. The mantis hybrid waved his antenna back and forth, pivoting himself around now to get a better look at the hybrid. Then he remembered- it'd asked who he was. A few clicks rumbled from his throat as he slowly worked through the syllables in his head, then tried to say them out loud. "X..Xee-no-phon." He gargled, his voice sounding rather distorted and scratchy compared to the hybrid's. "Xeno..phon" He managed more clearly this time. Tilting his head, he observed the hybrid, trying to tell if it was anything like Lucy. In terms of appearance.. not really. Looked more like a bird, though smelled more of wolf. An idea popped into his head, and he glanced at his right scythe before extending it and gently resting the front leg on the hybrid's shoulder, recalling it being like a form of greeting. "H..hi." He said, hoping the hybrid wouldn't make a big fuss. "But it will.. and then alert their leader.. And then they'd chase me off... or kill me.." The thought pulled at his mind, tugging at his nerves even more. He fought to keep his calm, though really he just wished he'd flew away earlier. Then he wouldn't be in this situation.

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Like a flick of a switch, suddenly he was alive again. His eyes weren't clouded by the constant humming, nor were his ears. It was dark, and then the screaming happened.

It echoed around him, hundreds of voices. The machines were having problems. So was he. This wasn't right. This wasn't planned. He heard snapping and cracking noises around him, the sounds of metal being snapped and people flailing. It took him a minute to realize he could move. He looked down at himself, greeted to a only barely recognizable form. Wires and technology lined his body, and he hadn't felt a thing for a long time.

Immediately he acted on this one moment of freedom. He pulled against his binds, them snapping away easily, maybe they thought their programs were too secure for anyone to be resisting in the first place. He took his sharp clawed hand and tore at the wires in his arm, pain jolting across his body as he did so. He didn't care. At least it was something, SOMETHING that proved he was still, even just a little, human. He pulled more and more, tearing out the technology embedded into his flesh, his flesh along with it. He didn't even know what this would accomplish- he just needed to get this corruption out of him. A light flickered overhead, and soon a row of them. What they illuminated was not pretty. Cyborg monsters lined as far down the hall as the eye could see, each either screaming or thrashing violently. He looked in front of him and saw the limp form of a rodent-like hybrid, its eyes blank. Blood dripped from its large claws as an ugly slash crossed its throat. He almost wondered if he should join him, but his cowardice wouldn't allow it. He tore at any wires he could find as the lights came back on, his vision going fuzzy from the loss of blood. He'd figured it out by now, their power had gone out. He almost laughed, but knew they'd be back online soon. He couldn't go back- he wouldn't go back. More and more he struggled, until the machines around him came on with a chirp, and an electric charge ran through him, knocking him out.

(Cam.Footage1:)

Guards rushed in, the lights on their guns casting beams across the room. The lights flickered full on and they charged the area, hauling out bodies or capturing escaped hybrids.

/Accessing:Chat_L0Gs/

(Unkown2:Darn it the power went out for a MINUTE and LOOK- Half of them 'ave ripped themselves apart. We need more TIME.)
(Unkown1:Time is an elusion and a delusion. Stop believing in wild delusions, Clark, or by law I'll have to relieve you.<
(Entity:Clark:The code is FAULTY and UNSTABLE. We can't risk sending these buggy prototypes out onto the field yet. If you'd please consider-)

(Unkown2:They're only buggy because the people coding them are incompetent. Get back to work before I-)
(Entity:Clark:Before you what? I read the reports on the last guys who've had this job- all mysteriously disappeared except one, who got into a freak splicing accident and recordedly died, and I'm sure you were trying your darnedest to cover that up. You can't tell me this isn't fishy, and your superiors can still interfere if they find your methods against the books. Now you have to-)

(Unkown:Bang)

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7/System_Reboot:launch.'//

([SystemsCheck])./Running.../

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I nodded in agreement to Tigerlily's statement and watched the hybrids as the moved around ate and generally got ready to move again, I would wait a little longer for most to get back before calling out for us to move again.

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The camouflaged being took a step forward from the tree’s shadow, allowing me to see its front. I noted wariness and stepped back as it stepped forth. I glanced at two scythe-like attachments to the figure’s body.

A mantis hybrid, hm? I thought, watching the hybrid’s antennae wave. Probably getting a sense of what I am.

The hybrid then went on to produce a few clicks and a stuttered word that I at first didn’t get. But from what I could tell, it sounded like a male.

On the second try, the hybrid said more fluently, “Xeno..phon.”

So, that’s his name, I thought.

Xenophon then reached out with a scythe and placed it on my shoulder. “H..hi.”

I could still scent nervousness coming from the hybrid. He’s probably a hybrid native to this land. But I suppose I still need to stay wary.

“Hey there,” I smiled as much as my beak would allow. “Hawk’s the name. What brings you here?”

I gestured to the campground around me.

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Again Faolan nodded in agreement to my statement. Knowing that there's another dome out there is shocking, we all guessed that the dome we escaped from was the only one but it comes to be that we were wrong; there's another dome out there with other hybrids being experimented on and suffering.. we need to stay positive in terms of one day ending this for good, until then we got to stay alive. Leaving Faolan, I walked towards the beach area and sat down on the soft sand; eating the last piece of red meat that was left as I gazed out towards the ocean.. admiring the beautiful view.
 
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Baske took the keycard and gun from me and then Faolan, from her. Both him and Tigerlily said they could come in handy though I thought the government probably deactivated the keycard or perhaps had some way of tracking the card. Speaking of which-

Before I could think further, I was distracted by Baske who got up, walked over to a tree, and sat down under it, reaching up to grab handfuls of leaves to eat.

Tigerlily said that what was certain was that they had to stick together and plan. I got up to join her since all the meat Tigerlily offered was taken up. I picked a few berries off a nearby bush and then sat down next to Baske.

“Until we get moving again, what should we do?” I asked, feeling a bit idle.

 

Aki

While I walked along the shore, I flamed myself in attempt to remove the bear stink and bacteria from the encounter. After I thoroughly flamed my skin, feathers, and hair, I decided I probably had a thicker scent of ash and smoke (as if she burned the entire forest :p) than the bear stink and the odor was probably covered. At least it's ash scent and not bear stink.

I retracted the flame and looked ahead, spotting a brown furred figure in the distance. Is that Tigerlily?

I pushed off the sand and glided over, seeing that it was indeed the tiger-wolf hybrid.

“Hey,” I greeted as I landed beside her.

I followed her gaze out towards the ocean. “Pretty, isn’t it?”

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"Until we get moving again,what should we do?" Ryu asked,sitting down beside her. "We probably won't have to what long," Baske replied,shrugging. She leaned back against the tree. "Do you think we can find some bamboo?" She asked. "I sure hope so... can I have some of those berries?" With out waiting for an answer she grabbed a berry threw it up in the air,caught it in her mouth and swallowed. She smiled at Ryu "Let's see you try to do that!".

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♪ Xenophon ♪

"Hey there." The beaked hybrid said, curling the corners of his mouth around his beak. Xenophon figured this must be a smile, considering the tone in the hybrid's voice. "Hawk's the name. What brings you here?" The man, apparently named 'Hawk' said and gestured around him. Xenophon shuffled his mandibles in contemplation of how to respond, and also in case he had anything stuck in his mouth that may be leftover from his earlier meal. "If I say I know Lucy maybe that will be enough.." He thought, taking his scythe off of Hawk's shoulder and folding it close to himself. "But maybe that will get her in trouble.. I do not want that.." He thought, starting to grow uncertain. "I-I.... L-ive... Here.." He said carefully, looking past Hawk and focusing more on the camp. Maybe she'd already left the tent? "If I could just get to her.. She could make things better. She knows how to talk to me.." He thought, half muttering the thought through a few clicks. The mantis hybrid lightly rocked back in forth to help him pick out certain hybrids within the camp a ways away, but also out of anxiousness.

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I was admiring the view of the ocean so much as I ate that I barely noticed that I wasn't the only one on the beach "Hey," I glanced over to find Aki landing beside me "Pretty, isn't it?" 
I smiled "Yeah, its really something" I replied before inhaling deeply through my nose; it was then that I caught the scent of the ocean breeze but also a scent of ash.. it smelled like the forest that caught fire yesterday ((Hehe)) I sniffed the air to track the source of it and the scent lead me to Aki, I looked at her "Why do you smell like ash?" 
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Aki

Tigerlily smiled in response, “Yeah, its really something.”

I took a whiff of the seabreeze in sync with the other girl. Not surprisingly, she noted the ash scent and queried, “Why do you smell like ash?”

I sighed, “long story short, I got lost and encountered guys I should've noticed while I was walking and got into a lil fight, no big deal.”

I then noticed how much of a different conclusion that explanation could've led to and quickly added. “And I did not burn anything down to nothing.”

 

Hawk

Xenophon appeared to be thinking of what to say next. I couldn't help but notice his mouth move, somewhat like how a human would chew gum.

((Fun fact, Hawk was envious back at the Dome of other hybrids bc the scientists forbade him from chewing gum. One of the things he looks forward to do now that he's out of the scientists’ reach is chewing gum))

The mantis hybrid brought his scythe down from my shoulder.

“I-I.... L-ive... Here..” He said. I sensed anxiety return to the hybrid.

“Oh,” I fell into silence for a moment. When we came here and settled down for the night, did we chase away others that lived here besides the river?

I knew the answer was yes. Xenophon just said that he lived here. I decided to mention, “We’re moving out soon. Um, sorry we came so suddenly and probably messed up your home, but we’ll be out soon.”

 

Ryu

“We probably won't have to what long,” Baske replied, shrugging. She leaned back against the tree. “Do think we can find some bamboo?” She asked. “I sure hope so... can I have some of those berries?” She didn’t wait for an answer before she grabbed a berry, threw it up in the air, and caught it in her mouth gracefully and swallowed. She smiled at me. “Let's see you try to do that!”

“Do anything, I can,” I smiled back and tossed a berry into the air. I opened my mouth and prepared to catch it. As it fell, I realized the berry went off the path I had in mind. Rather than going into my mouth, it hit my eye, bouncing off onto the ground. I shut my eyes closed and rubbed them with the back of my fingers of one of my hands. “What I expected, that was not.”

 

 
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I listened as Aki replied sighing “long story short, I got lost and encountered guys I should've noticed while I was walking and got into a lil fight, no big deal.” then she quickly added “And I did not burn anything down to nothing.”
 
"That's good, we wouldn't want another one of those again but in hindsight at least you found your way back," I replied, running my right hand through my hair "Oh, I just found out about there being another dome.. honestly, it sucks that there's another one"
 
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“That's good, we wouldn't want another one of those again but in hindsight at least you found your way back,” Tigerlily replied, looking on the brighter side. “Oh, I just found out about there being another dome.. honestly, it sucks that there's another one.”
I flinched when I heard the word “Dome”. I had already heard the news when Triton gathered Rita, Faolan, and I. After I left, I suppose the other two escapees decided to spread the information among others they trusted.
“Yeah,” I looked down. If only they took me to that dome instead. Maybe I could've…
I shook my head, clearing the thought. It wouldn't have worked that way.
I felt tears about to well up in my eyes, but I refrained from letting them show.
I blinked them away and looked over at the other hybrid with a smile. “At least we’re out. If one Dome is escapable, all the others must have their faults. We just have to find them and break through there.”
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((Ahh, slight mistake in your post @Feather, Xenophon's eyes don't move. Instead he angles himself in certain directions to focus on things. Sorry for the confusion ^^))

((He's basically a person sized ghost mantis.))

♪ Xenophon ♪

"Oh." He heard Hawk say, causing him too look back down at the hybrid again. He seemed to be thinking. "What about.. Though.." Xenophon thought, sorting himself out and drawing his third pair of legs away from the tree. He curled his abdomen (tail) up against his back in an attempt to seem larger, and also because it made him feel safer. "We're moving out soon." The hybrid started, snagging his attention. "Um, sorry we came so suddenly and probably messed up your home, but we'll be out soon."

Xenophon tilted his head, then looked back past Hawk at the camp. "Leaving?" He thought, feeling an odd feeling he couldn't quite yet name. "But they can't yet.. I only just found them again.." He thought, desperation rising in his chest. He couldn't go back to the way he'd been now, not after coming so far. He had realized by now he couldn't stand being alone anymore, it just wasn't how he worked. "N..N-no.. L..ucy" He muttered, catching sight of a familiar-looking hybrid. Quickly he moved around the 'Hawk' hybrid and walked closer towards the camp, stopping at the edge of the shrubbery. It was set up quite close to the river, the sound of the water churning caused a shiver to run through him. He kept his sights on the hybrid he'd seen, though something about it was off now that he'd gotten a better look at it.. It didn't feel like it was actually Lucy. It didn't look quite right. He felt his wings buzz in frustration of his situation, now on guard for any hybrids that might have spotted him. "Maybe I could follow them.. Tag behind.. But no, not after the Hawk hybrid has seen me. Why didn't I think about this.." He thought, looking around the camp now. Maybe there was still time. As long as Hawk didn't get in the way, that is. He still stood by the edge of the camp, hoping he'd spot Lucy somewhere around here. She said she'd protect him, after all. He just hoped those words still held true right now.

((Kinda forgot about James for a while whoops))

§ James §

"Clearly, the scientists still haven't changed." He heard Soraka sigh beside him. She went quiet for a bit before continuing. "Now what, are you going to stare at that wall all day? There could be a secret door somewhere waiting to be discovered...or do you want to continue wandering this place for who knows how long?" She said. James frowned, looking down slightly. "I've wandered too many halls for too many who-knows-how-longs in my lifetime.. I doubt any more would make any difference." He said, closing his eyes. She had a point though. If there was anything he knew about the scientists is that they loved secret doors. Perhaps, he hoped, the man hadn't been lying after all.

James scanned for the familiar electrical signals he'd grown used to finding in the walls of the tunnels, only to find nothing out of the ordinary with this wall. However, there was something in the room next door that caught his interest. Quietly, he turned to his left and approached the door, turning the handle and walking inside. Sensing again, he turned to find there certainly being something of interest behind a nearby bookshelf. He looked for some sort of sign of a pressure plate or a lever, something to reveal the way. A statue of a golden horse on the shelf caught his eye. It was crooked. Without thinking he readjusted it to be parallel with everything else, and heard a 'click'. Suddenly the bookshelf slid down into the floor, revealing a hidden passageway in the wall. "Oh." James slowly entered it, searching for any signals that might indicate someone was down there. "None that I can sense.." He thought, walking further down the passageway. It was narrow, and dimly lit, something he greatly invited after the brightness of the past hallways. He forgot about Soraka for a moment as he ventured forth, eventually arriving at a large room. A long table sat in the middle of it, with a single bright light hanging down above it. Multiple seats were placed around the table, the one at the end looking slightly different. More important. The thin layer of carpet was red, and felt slightly crunchy underfoot as he walked in, and the walls were thick wood panelling. The light cast a circular beam of light at the table, making the center of the room seem harsh and leaving the rest to be in the shadows. The dimly lit, quiet room felt eery and still, but interesting nonetheless. James looked around, eyeing the place. He wondered if there was any more down here, knowing sure and well that the scientists practically revelled in their secrecy and mysteries. The only thing that stood out was a wastebasket hidden in a dark corner of the room, but that was it. James turned back around, quietly taking in the area. "See anything you were hoping for?" He asked Soraka.

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Same, I kinda got lazy and never got back to Raka))

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I watched as the hybrids around me wandered about, comingled, or just sat alone, eating. It was rather peaceful looking but I could see through it, I saw the anxiety in one set of eyes, the uneasy shift in another hybrids body, the constant looking over the shoulder and deep peering into the forest around. We were such a rag tag group, so different in apperance and barely sharing any genes besides maybe the human bit, some created in a lab others, like me, products of nature.

I walked around camp, listening to the conversations that happened to be going on and waiting for most of the remaining hybrids to be visible. I noticed an unfamiliar matis hybrid but only waved to it, not really worried that I didn't quite recognize it, it seemed familiar and I didn't smell the scientists on it so I continued walking.

I let a little while go on before deciding it was time to move out again. "Alright everybody, we're moving out shortly, finish off what ever you are eating and wake any of those that are napping, meet me here" I boomed from next to the stream, "Hawk, Rita, Tigerliliy" I called out, I wanted to talk with the three domestics about the firearms we had obtained.

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~Rita Ritz~

"Alright everybody, we're moving out shortly, finish off what ever you are eating and wake any of those that are napping, meet me here" Faolan called from next to the stream "Hawk, Rita, Tigerlily," he called. "Looks like Faolan needs to talk to us about something," Rita commented to her uncle before walking over to Faolan.

 

~Baske~

"Do anything,I can" Ryu said in reply to her challenge. He threw a berry into the air and tried to catch it in his mouth,but hit himself in the eye instead. "What I expected,that was not," he said,rubbing his eye. Baske snickered and was about to throw another berry in the air to try to catch when she heard Faolan say "Alright everybody, we're moving out shortly, finish off what ever you are eating and wake any of those that are napping, meet me here" from next to the stream "Hawk, Rita, Tigerliliy" he called. Baske walked over to Faolan,munching on berries. 

 

~Scytha~

She had just finished her hunk of meat when Faolan yelled out "Alright everybody, we're moving out shortly, finish off what ever you are eating and wake any of those that are napping, meet me here". He was standing by the stream "Hawk, Rita, Tigerliliy" he called,most likely wanting to talk to them before they started moving,which made sense,they were his friends from the Dome,some of the hybrids he new the best,that he trusted the most. A few of the ones who had helped plan and orchestrate the escape. Scytha hesitated to walk over to him. 'Why so close to the stream?' She thought,staring uneasily at the rushing water.

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Aki looked down “Yeah,” I flattened my ears for I had sensed a sad tone in her voice, the dome has really done a number on us all.. emotionality and physically; I looked back at the ocean that lied before us and finished off my piece of meat that I had left. Soon after Aki spoke “At least we’re out. If one Dome is escapable, all the others must have their faults. We just have to find them and break through there.” I looked at her from the corner of my eye and saw a smile on her face, I perked up and added "Once we do, we'll free all the hybrids that are there and of course burn the place down while we're at it" 
I think that's the only place I'll be glad to see burn to nothing, serves them right for everything they put us through. Before anything else could be said, I heard a familar voice make an anouncement, its Faolan "Alright everybody, we're moving out shortly, finish off what ever you are eating and wake any of those that are napping, meet me here" then he called out "Hawk, Rita, Tigerliliy" 
 
Standing up from the sand, I turned to Aki "Got to go, duty calls. Oh hey, if your hungry there's some boar meat back at camp.. there maybe some still left over" I told her before I waved 'goodbye' and walked towards camp; soon arriving at where Faolan, Rita and Baske stood "What's up?"
 
((IOut of all the hybrids there at camp, there's only three domestics. I'm surprised that Ty hasn't felt out of place. Also, the father and daughter reunion is drawing near, oh boy.. I can't wait!))
 
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♪ Xenophon ♪

Xenophon watched the camp closely, still locked in a mental battle with himself, until a black bat-winged hybrid caught his eye. It was looking right at him. He froze in panic as he watched the hybrid walk by, shake his arm at him, then continue off. After a few moments of tense waiting, Xenophon watched the hybrid go about his business. What WAS that? "He was not alarmed?" He thought, feeling a bit puzzled and shaken by the encounter. He racked his brain for signals the four-limbed-folk usually used. Usually he had seen the Hunters wave their arms at eachother to get their attention, or to call one over to another. Did the hybrid want to see him? Xenophon felt for sure that couldn't be it, though flinched as someone's voice suddenly boomed across the air. "Alright everybody, we're moving out shortly, finish off what ever you are eating and wake any of those that are napping, meet me here." A hybrid, he recognized as the one from earlier announced. Puzzled, he watched on as the hybrid also yelled "Hawk, Rita, Tigerlily". That couldn't be- was that the leader? It seemed to be male.. which he guessed was possible, hunter swarms were usually coached by male leaders, but still it seemed odd to him there wasn't a queen in charge of this group. Though he could see why he was the leader- strong, big, and seemed to know what he was doing. The mantis hybrid noticed the bat-winged-one had called for Hawk, the bird hybrid he'd just been talking to. He turned back and stared at Hawk, confused by the group's methods.

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Aki

Tigerlily added on just what I was thinking. “Once we do, we'll free all the hybrids that are there and of course burn the place down while we're at it.”
I couldn’t help but giggle at the thought. They’d sure deserve it.
Just then, I heard Faolan’s voice still loud and clear even though we were on the beach, announcing the fact that we were moving out of camp shortly. He then called out the names of three previously domestic hybrids.
The girl next to me got up at the call of her name. “Got to go, duty calls. Oh hey, if you're hungry there's some boar meat back at camp.. there maybe some still left over.”
“Alright,” I smiled and waved back as she left to meet Faolan.
I glanced out at the even glistening ocean once more before returning to camp.
 
Soraka
James frowned, and Soraka could only assume she said something wrong. “I've wandered too many halls for too many who-knows-how-longs in my lifetime.. I doubt any more would make any difference.”
“No...of course it’d make a difference to stop wandering now,” the silver phoenix said beneath her breath. She was ready to scold him about the indifference when the lobster hybrid appeared to be onto something.
She watched him enter the room next to the door and decided to watch from the doorway. He did something with an object on a bookshelf, resulting in a click. Suddenly the bookshelf slid down into the floor, revealing a hidden passageway in the wall.
Soraka narrowed her eyes. Could this be a trap? I have my doubts about a medical wing being behind a bookshelf, especially in cases of emergencies, it's not convenient.
Nevertheless, she gave in to curiosity and walked in after James with caution. But not long after she entered, the bookshelf rose up, preventing exit through entrance and darkening the hallway.
The silver haired girl’s night vision turned on and she scanned for any visible lever or button to open the passage up again to no avail. Sighing after a minute of searching, she turned and ran down the hall to catch up with her adventurous partner, bitterly regretting the moment she stepped past the bookshelf door.
She came to a stop in a large room somewhat like a dining room with, as far as she could see, no other passage extending out just in time to hear James ask, “See anything you were hoping for?”
The girl shook her head. As she walked forth, she noticed the ground had an awfully crunchy surface beneath thin carpet.
She looked down and said quietly. “This doesn't feel quite right. Like there's something beneath the carpet.”
(Like chips of bones)
Soraka then remembered the bookshelf had closed. “I don't think this leads towards the medbay.” She said more audibly.
She jumped onto the tabletop which was the only spot being lit and examined the table for clues.
“Did you notice anything standing out?” the silver haired asked while looking over the table.
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Xenophon tilted his head. I could only wonder, Did I say something wrong?

“N..N-no.. L..ucy,” I thought I heard the mantis mutter.

Before I could process things, Xenophon dashed past him and in.

“H-hey!” I called out after the hybrid and began chasing after him. What’s he doing? He better not be-

“Hawk, Rita, Tigerlily,” I recognized Faolan’s voice as he called my name.

I immediately stopped in mid track and saw the leader not too far away, having just waved to Xenophon. I glanced at the mantis hybrid, who was looking at me.

He must’ve noticed the difference in scent, that he doesn’t have the Dome scent on him. I concluded from Faolan’s behavior. I relaxed slightly. If so, the leader probably felt he wasn’t a threat.

“I’ll find you later,” I said briefly to Xenophon and then jogged over to the black dragon.

“Hey Faolan, right here.”

 

Ryu

Baske snickered as a result, but before I could redeem myself, I heard Faolan say, “Alright everybody, we're moving out shortly, finish off whatever you are eating and wake any of those that are napping, meet me here.” The black dragon hybrid stood by the river, towards the center of the campground where everyone could hear him.

I got up and ate a berry as I walked with Baske over to the river.

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§ James §

James saw the girl in the doorway, shaking her head no as she walked out into the room. The floor crunched under her feet and she commented "This doesn't feel quite right. Like there's something beneath the carpet." She said quietly. James nodded quietly in agreement, looking back out around the room. "I don't think this leads towards the medbay." He heard Soraka say behind him. He blinked for a moment, not knowing what she was talking about. Then he remembered. "Oh, yeah, the medbay.. To be honest with you I forgot about that. Though I don't think the scientist intended us to find this place... Maybe he didn't even know it existed to begin with." James said, walking back towards the waste bin. He heard a mild 'thump' behind him and turned back around, finding Soraka had hopped up onto the table. "Did you notice anything standing out?" She asked, to which he nodded slightly. "Just a waste bin." He said, grabbing said waste bin and dumping it out onto the table. A few crumpled up pieces of paper flitered out. He set the waste bin down and grabbed one of the balls of paper. "Documents, you think?" He asked her, starting to un-wad the piece of paper. It ended up being blank which confused him. He grabbed another one and did the same, ending with the same result. "This doesn't make sense, these are just blank.." He said, turning back around and looking at the place the waste bin had been. It didn't look like there was anything there. He turned back around, confused. He then sifted through a few more paper balls, before with a 'clink' something fell out of one of them. He grabed it carefully with a pincer (which may I add made the ball un-wadding quite difficult) and looked it over. It appeared to be a small, slightly flat metal bar with an oddly shaped metal piece at the end. He held it up in the light to look it over. "A key of some sort?" He muttered. "Why do these scientists feel the need to go through all this trouble when a locked door and a couple of guards work just as easily to protect something.." He thought, sighing a little. They'd get out of here... eventually.

♪ Xenophon ♪

Hawk seemed perfectly well alerted by the bat-winged hybrid summoning him. "I'll find you later." He said, then dashed off towards the camp. Xenophon twisted back around, watching now as about four or five hybrids- now including Hawk- had gathered by the black one. The mantis hybrid watched them quietly, curious about what they may be talking about. "Come to think of it, I've never seen this group before.. Even though I've lived in these woods for very many days now.." He recalled coming across a strange place once, a place where Hunters roamed about. He never went near it out of fear of being killed. He wondered now if they had come past that place. Waving his antenna, he scanned their scents more specifically now. He caught a strange lingering smell on them all.. But a few stood out more than others. It was strange- THEY were strange. He watched the group converse quietly.

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Soraka half expected it when James said he decided to forget about the medbay, but she had her doubts when he added that the scientist didn’t intend for them to find this location behind the bookshelf. It could be a test. You never know with the scientists, She thought.
The silver haired looked over to where the lobster hybrid had went. “Just a waste bin.” He replied, grabbing the waste bin and dumping its contents out onto the table. A few crumpled up pieces of paper filtered out. James set the waste bin down and grabbed one of the balls of paper.
“Documents, you think?” He asked her and started to open up the piece of paper.
Soraka simply shrugged and sat down, taking the care to unfold another crumpled paper just to find nothing written on it.
“This doesn't make sense, these are just blank,” the other hybrid summed up her thoughts aloud.
Soraka watched him open up a few more paper balls, one finally giving way to an odd shaped key.
He held it up in the light to look it over.
The phoenix hybrid looked around in search of where the key may go. There was a chance that a door was hidden in the walls where it wouldn’t be seen so easily thanks to the table-centered light.
“You search one half of the room for a keyhole, I'll search the other,” she said. “Mmk?”
She paused, deciding to add, “Actually, do you have an idea of where the keyhole may be, considering how good you are at figuring this stuff out?”
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§ James §

James within moments blinked away from the light as it was a bit too intense for his sensitive eyes, and brought his left arm up to cover them for a bit. He'd been over-joyed to see the world again, to be outside, but at the same time it had hurt. He still didn't quite want to admit that he might never be able to fully adjust. He brought his arm back down and focused on the moment at hand as Soraka began walking along the walls of the room. "You search one half of the room for a keyhole, I'll search the other." She said, adding an 'Mmk?' at the end. James briefly nodded and began to look around. "Actually," He paused and tilted his head slightly in the hybrid's direction to listen to her. "-do you have an idea of where the keyhole may be, considering how good you are at figuring this stuff out?" She asked. A small, uncomfortable smile cracked at his lips for a moment or two before fading. "No, I don't. I'm not good at puzzles or stuff, it's just..." He paused for a second. "My nose.." He gestured to the long pointed snout located above his mouth, careful not to touch it. "I can sense electrical signals.. In the walls. It helps me find their special traps. I picked up on the trick in my first few months in the tunnels." He also failed to mention the unusual facial feature had earned him some nicknames too. He tried not to think of his looks now as he continued. "It's not on the walls, I can see those clearly." He said, the talk of electrical signals reminding him to do a sweep. He'd hoped not to as the light source was already messing with him. He scanned and, unsurprisingly most of what he picked out was coming from the ceiling. A bit more off than usual for a light, but he didn't think much of it. He flinched slightly from it. "All I'm getting is stuff from the light.." He said, looking back at the table.

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I nodded to each of the three hybrids as the made their way to me and watched as the rest gathered not to far away. I didn't answer the questions directed at me until all of the three arrived. "Thank you for coming, I would like you three to carry and be in-charge of all the firearms that we have obtained, I feel that out of all the other hybrids here I can trust that you lot won't harm yourself or others by acident with the things" I said as I looked at those before me with a smile before looking over at the pile of weapons.

"Do any of you think you could, sometime in the future, teach a select few of us how to shoot them?" I asked the three prior domestics. I glanced around to see how many hybrids had gathered and I counted close to the number I had seen after the ambush. When I glanced towards the ocean I saw Aki, my smile brightened and I gave her a light wave as I waited for Rita, Tigerlilly, or Hawk to answer.

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Rita watched the other two arrive as well as the other hybrids gather nearby. "Thank you for coming, I would like you three to carry and be in-charge of all the firearms that we have obtained, I feel that out of all the other hybrids here I can trust that you lot won't harm yourself or others by acident with the things" Faolan said with a smile,looking over at the pile of firearms and other weapons. "Do any of you think you could, sometime in the future, teach a select few of us how to shoot them?" He asked. Rita looked behind her when Faolan waved to someone and saw Aki coming into the camp area. Looking back to Faolan, "I was never really trained much with the guns,I was always more of a physical fighter. I know the fundamentals,of course - aim and shoot and try not to hit yourself in the eye. But overall,not much experience," Rita said. "I will take one dart gun just in case though," she added. 

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Ya snooze ya lose lol :)

 

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i dont want to change my post...

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Never said you had to change ur post :p I just don't have convenient access to wifi so yeh.

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Aki

As I walked back to camp, I saw Faolan with hybrids gathered by him. He waved, his expression brightening. I smiled back and waved, picking up my pace to a jog and made my way to Faolan’s side. “Hey, I’m-”
I felt someone pat my shoulder. “Where’ve you been? You smell of ash.”
Triton, Twisting around, I saw the older hybrid behind me, worry in his eyes. Why did you come?
I didn't want to seem him. He kept reminding me of Onee.
“I was only wandering...” I replied, shrugging off his hand. “Please leave me alone.”
At the same time, he said, “Aki we need to talk.”
There was a silence between us. I turned around. “Sorry,” I mumbled, but Triton was already walking away, telling me not to apologize.
I stood where I was, watching him follow the river down towards the beachside. Why can't I just get myself to say what I want?
 
Soraka
James denied that he had skill in solving puzzles and instead said that he was able to sense electrical signals somehow. Soraka perked an ear at the interesting fact and looked over at the other hybrid who had just gestured to his rather long snout.
“It's not on the walls, I can see those clearly,” He added.
Well, at least that's one less place to check, the silver haired thought, waving a tail feather to pass time.
After a pause, which she took as James searching for electric signals, he reported his findings. “All I'm getting is stuff from the light..” He said, looking up at the light. Soon after, he flinched and looked down.
Soraka took note of the flinch and offered, “Guess I’ll check it out.”
She lifted off the ground and looked around the light through squinted eyes. She quickly noticed a keyhole on the light bulb.
Is this a trapdoor? She thought. The lightbulb seems like it could be a door censored.
“Hey, I think I found it,” She informed James. “Pass me the key.”
 
Hawk
“Thank you for coming, I would like you three to carry and be in-charge of all the firearms that we have obtained, I feel that out of all the other hybrids here I can trust that you lot won't harm yourself or others by accident with the things,” Faolan directly requested once I arrived. “Do any of you think you could, sometime in the future, teach a select few of us how to shoot them?”
I expected the question to come by sometime, but not so soon. Rita spoke first, “I was never really trained much with the guns, I was always more of a physical fighter. I know the fundamentals,of course - aim and shoot and try not to hit yourself in the eye. But overall,not much experience. I will take one dart gun just in case though.”
After hearing her out, I offered my consent with the request. “Of course. I've had some practice with guns so I can teach some basics as well.”
I scratched the back of my head and sighed. “Sucks we don't have bows and arrows. It's unconventional, but I think I’d get further teaching archery.”
I saw Faolan’s face brighten as he waved to someone in the distance. I glanced back and saw the blonde phoenix hybrid, Aki, walk up the riverside from the shoreline. I simply nodded at the hybrid.
 
Triton
I paced around the campground. Aki’s taking too long.
It wasn't until what seemed like an eternity to pass before I glimpsed the blonde near the beach. She came jogging right to Faolan. I followed her and placed a hand on her shoulder, calling for her attention. “Where’ve you been? You smell of ash.”
“I was only wandering...” I replied, shrugging off my hand.
Maybe now’s the time.
“Aki we need to talk.” I said just as she told me to leave her alone.
I looked down at the ground while she turned away. “Sorry,” I heard her mumble.
“No, don't be,” I turned and walked away, sighing and bringing a hand to my forehead. Why can't I just get myself to say what I want?
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"Thank you for coming, I would like you three to carry and be in-charge of all the firearms that we have obtained, I feel that out of all the other hybrids here I can trust that you lot won't harm yourself or others by accident with the things," Faolan requested, looking at those before him with a smile before looking over at the pile of weapons "Do any of you think you could, sometime in the future, teach a select few of us how to shoot them?" 
My tail twitched when he asked, honestly.. I didn't know how to use these firearms and for that I felt ashamed at myself. Rita was the first to respond "I was never really trained much with the guns, I was always more of a physical fighter. I know the fundamentals, of course - aim and shoot and try not to hit yourself in the eye. But overall, not much experience, I will take one dart gun just in case though" 
After hearing her out, Hawk spoke  "Of course. I've had some practice with guns so I can teach some basics as well.” He scratched the back of his head and sighed “Sucks we don't have bows and arrows. It's conventional, but I think I’d get further teaching archery.” 
 
I giggled for I knew how skilled he is with his trusty bow at his side, I saw it first hand earlier when we went hunting and also back when we worked for the scientists.. I had no doubt that he'll be great at teaching archery. After Rita and Hawk give their consent, it was my turn to give mines "I'm all for it but uh.. I don't know how to use these firearms," I said, gesturing towards the pile of weapons "Honestly, no one bothered to train me on how to use one.. I was only trained for hand to hand combat, I guess the scientists didn't trust me enough. But on the other hand though my mother is familar in using them, she keeps a pistol sized one in her med bag so she'll be able to help with training.. just not me" 
After I give my consent, I lowered my head; feeling ashamed that I can't help out
 
 
 
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Faolan

I listened to each of Rita's, Hawk's, and Tigerlily's responses and took metal notes on each. I nodded in thanks to Rita's offer to take a gun, "could take a couple more? I only want you three to have access to them until some others get an idea on how to use them" I told her before I turned to Hawk "thank you Hawk, we really only need the basics just so more of us can protect the rest from a distance, I don't know about bows but if you manage to find a few I would be greatful if you taught a few of us censored to use them" I told him.

I noticed Aki appearance at my side and heard her begin to say something before being distracted. I turned finally to face Tigerlily, I reached a clawed finger out and lifted her chin so that I could see her face, "just because you don't have extensive training with the things does not mean you won't be able to assist Hawk and help carry the things; you two are quite the dinamic duo so it should not take you long to learn from him" I said dropping my hand "anything you do to help, no matter how small, will benefit our escape and success" I told her, "alright?"

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~Rita Ritz~

Hawk stated that he knew the basics of using guns,but wished they had some bows. Tigerlily said she didn't know how to use guns,she sounded ashamed for not knowing.

"Could take a couple more? I only want you three to have access to them until some others get an idea on how to use them," Faolan said to Rita,before assuring Hawk that it was fine that he only knew the basics and telling Tigerlily that even if she didn't have training with them,she could still help with the weapons.

"I'll take a few more guns then," Rita said. She walked over to the pile of weapons and grabbed three small pistol dart guns. Checking to make sure they all had darts in them she stuck each of them in a jean pocket. 

 

~Scytha~

Scytha watched as Faolan,Tigerlily,Hawk and Rita discussed who would carry the weaponry. She needed no weapons,her claws were all she needed to vanquish her foes. She noticed a brief exchange between Aki and Triton,leading to Triton headed towards the path to the beach,they both seemed equally upset about something. Scytha turned her attention back to the four hybrids as the weapons discussion continued,Rita walked over to the pile of weapons sitting a little ways away and started stuffing guns in her pockets. 

 

~Mystery~ 

Mystery was listened as Faolan announced that the escapees would be moving along soon. He called three other hybrids to him and they began talking about the all the weapons that they had taken from the hunters. Mystery smirked at Faolans comment to Hawk. 'Like Hawk would ever be able to teach anyone anything about archery,' she thought. Reaching back into her quiver she pulled out a cloth and started cleaning her bow. 

 

~Baske~ 

"Can I have a gun?" Baske asked excitedly,barging in on the conversation.