Return to Black Mesa (Core and the Fury Paraquel RP)

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Snowflake nods.

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​Virgil glanced at his scar again. He thought to himself: "Just how powerful is that cat?" His looks was shear concern as he immediately hated the new scar. He thought his lip scar and the chipped horn was bad enough. "I think I should go," he murmures while he raises his wings high and he becomes airborn with a single powerful flap.

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~Snowflake and Oca~
Snowflake waits and watches Virgil leave the room. Oca jumps onto Snowflake's table and makes a soft chirp as Snowflake starts to stroke her spiky back.
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Virgil halts for a second and ends up flapping his wings in mid-air stationary. He turns an eye toward Snowflake and tells him, "Thanks." Virgil waits for another moment and flies off.

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Snowflake then gets up. Oca whines as she knows what he is doing. Snowflake looked back at her and tells her, "You wanna follow?" Oca proudly got to her feet, shaking her back leg. She then prances off the table and around Snowflake's feet. "Now now," he said. "I don't want to step on you." Snowflake watches his step until Oca remains at a fair distance from his armored feet.

 

 

Malum makes it to the monitor chamber. Durkaanthurnax was waiting patiently for him to arrive. "Drem yol lok. Greetings my apprentice," Durkaanthurnax said in a mutter, sensing Malum's arrival. Malum takes more steps forward to confront the hybrid.
 
"Master Durkaanthurnax, I have failed you," Malum said in shame. His right eye was still exposed by the damage of his helmet. His bright green pupil was half-slit and looking down with a little bow in the head.
"Well done Malum," Durkaanthurnax grumbled. Malum looked up in slight surprise. Malum recalls he lost the fight, and he was meant to destroy Black Mesa but barely made it out alive. "You have not failed, no. Rather, you have me pleased."
 
"I don't understand," Malum muttered with a slight head shake. He looked back up at him and told him, "I lost the fight. The facility is still there and operating well. Durkaanthurnax I-"
"You have done my pleasures," Durkaanthurnax interrupted, getting up from his bed and walking up toward Malum. Malum stepped back in the process. Dur explains: "I've sent you to the facility to attack. To confirm if the facility is under the control of the Resistance, and that it is indeed alive. " In the middle of Durkaanthurnax's explanation, Malum's exposed eye narrows, indicating his scowl. Dur continued without pause nor question: "You have proven well that the facility is habited, and not I have another clear target."
 
Malum growls and he barks to Durkaanthurnax: "Do you even understand what you have put your apprentice under!? You've sent me on a suicide mission! You told me that this would be an easy task but it wasn't! You said I can do it but I haven't! I was barely trained on this line of combat! You would've lost your apprentice... You betrayed me!"
"NAHLOT!" Durkaanthurnax shouted instantly after Malum. His voice sounded like thunder, yet it was powerful enough to literally silence everything around him as there was a visible shockwave from his mouth. Malum's mouth was forced shut as for some reason, he couldn't speak, even at will.
 
Durkaanthurnax scowls and tells Malum, "If you are loyal, you were to follow my orders. Even through death, you'll always set honor in yourself and with the Combine. I'll only betray you if you betray me. Betray me, betray the dragons. Betray the Combine if you must. Then you must be killed." Durkaanthurnax turns his back around and heads back to the monitors. The dragon then muttered, "How about instead we shout, we can reach an agreement. You wanted that facility you were made in destroyed. I want to observe. Carlos!"
 
Durkaanthurnax called someone facing his head toward the door. Somebody walks into the room. Human male, 5'7 and short blonde hair and brown eyes. He comes in silently.
 
Durkaanthurnax explains, "Meet Carlos Breen. While you were gone, we've found a new representative to replace... the old one. We have a ceremony scheduled at the end of the week, but let us get to the point. We have created a... spy to access the strengths, and weaknesses of your facility. It is self detonated at my will, and the explosion would be enough to destroy the facility." Durkaanthurnax nodded at Carlos and he pulls out something, holding out his hand and opening it up. Inside is a fly but look really closely you'll notice cybernetic parts: A robot fly.

"How are you going to bring it into the facility," asked Malum with doubt.

 

"This 'fly' has special technology that keep it invisible from any radar," explains Carlos. "It would look exactly like a fly from the standard eye view. It will change once it's connected. It will attach itself to the facility's nuclear stability reactors. Once it preforms a scan, we will have access to the cameras and sound systems upon all aspects of the facility, and no one: Not even the most top security will detect it."

"And if they do," started Malum.

 

"We have a plan," Durkaanthurnax smiled. He turned to Carlos Breen and ordered him, "Activate it." Carlos turns it on and the fly buzzes off and away. "Pruzah. Now, I got another duty to attend."

 

 

 

 

 

A several days have passed. Everyone in New 17 crowd around and civilians gather in the bleachers. It was a sunny, 41°F day of Friday, March 16th, 2018. Metrocops were rallying on each corner for security measures. There are two flags: one for each side of the stage that is gray with a black Combine symbol. There is a large monitor above displaying a good view of Breen for the people who couldn't see across the stadium. Everyone enters separately, waiting for the speech to start in the next 10 minutes while everyone picks their seats.
 
Cybernetic dragons soon fly in and drops some troops off and guard the stage. Tuga and Zeke both make it as well. At the entrance, guards checked for any weapons or unprohibited items. The Combine Overwatch has warned civilians not to bring these items, and whomever does will be punished severely with interrogation.
The massive crowd chats with one another and their words and sentences become muffled through the thousands of voices. Everyone in New 17 arrives at the stadium, guarded with striders among the outside and large alien, and dragon slaves.
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A man sits down on one of the seats: 8th row from the back. He can barely see the people on the large stage, but the monitor was able to catch a clear glance on what is going on. The Overwatch does the finishing touches into setting up. Frankly, as a Resistance member, this man is grieving of a new represenative, especially if it is another Dr. Breen. He has left all of his weapons at home and followed the orders of the Combine; he knows better to know of the consequences of doing so. He was the quiet guy, awaiting for the speech to begin.

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The crowd chatters and mutters while the entire audience awaits for the speech to begin. It took a couple on minutes, but the new representative has made his arrival and ready for the speech. A certified member of the Overwatch steps up to one of the microphones. Advisors stay in the back: A line of 10 from left to right. "Ladies and gentlemen, can I have you're attention please," he said. The voice into the microphone caught the speakers. The sound drowned out the whole crowd, causing them to quiet down.
 
The announcer begins his presentation: "Welcome all to the ceremonial speech of the second representative of humanity. We are all pleased to have you here today, as we look back upon the death of Dr. Wallace Breen and remember his honor and placement within the Combine Empire. Long has he served this empire with great gratitude and fortune, serving his place to fit humanity within our ranks, and speak for all uncounted. Long live, Wallace Breen. Speaker; leader; brother."
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The speech tightened the man's stomach, feeling like he's going to throw up. From what he recalls, Wallace Breen was a bad person who fought against humanity. He stays still and acts casual, listening as the speech goes.

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The announcer continues: "And now the investment bestows upon us today, for someone to take the rightful hands of the entire nation. Someone who will regain humanity's rights, and denounce all who oppose. Ladies and gentlemen: Carlos Breen."
A blonde man walks across the stage, raising up his hand in fair greeting while the crowd applause. The blond man, Carlos, came up to the microphone and began while the announcer leaves to the back of the stage: "Thank you, thank you everyone." When the crowd quiets down, he continues. "Over all the misfortunate events that I have witnessed: From a death to a brother to the events of Black Mesa, I am honored to take this position to stabilize the symbol of the human nation."
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​The man looks around himself. All he could see is a large crowd of people under control over a foreign government. He'd be curious on what the new Breen has to say, but now it's just hard for him to comprehend. All voices became muffled as all words have passed him. He wouldn't mind since he's not curious to hear what he says anymore.

 

 

([Saving you from politics])

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The speech takes a long 7 minutes. So far, nothing has happened as far as action. Breen proclaims justice and purity within the empire's place. After his speech, the audience applauded.

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The man forced himself a slow applause so that he would indicate that he is part of the crowd. He wonders why would anyone cheer on. He remembers his wife: Teoretically by the fact that they take away children and teach them false facts and force them to side with the Combine. It's the whole reason he's anti-Combine. The purity and justice offended him as it was a mockery.

Although he knows this government could be worse as it is rich. Anyone can go anywhere they can go and not become held down in chains; in addition to raving and torture. A soldier will raise a long whip and swipe a civilian cold on the back, and another soldier hold a gun at his forehead in case he pulls a defensive reaction, eager to pull the trigger. Thankfully, it's not like that. The Combine may be severely strict and controlling, but not abusive.

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While the audience was cheering, Commander Nesmitt sits in the back of the stage next to Tuga. "Of onthly I wasth the reprethsenatifth. Imagine what the Combine would be likthe with me in conthrol," he spat while he turned his head to Tuga. Drops of saliva got to the dragon's forehead.
She hissed and turned away from him and walked further away toward the edge of the stage and sat there. Nesmitt scringed, then he says, "Tthey never get me."
Meanwhile, the announcer gets back up to the microphone and concludes the ceremonial speech, and afterwards dismisses the audience. Everyone gets out slowly based on how packed it was. The crowd started chattering again and noise filled the stadium. Still, there was security, but less of it as they just let anyone come out.
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The man gets up and walks out with the rest of the crowd. He looks upon the cityscanners and the dragons guarding the area. The Metrocops were the least of his concern. Soon, he enters a vehicle to go where he lives. The ride was as long as it was getting inside. Once he was home, he was alone in a small apartment room.

 

He looks for any security before he puts his hand on the cross on his necklace and takes it off. While he sits on a wooden chair, he places the cross on an armrest. There was a small light from it, scanning the cross, then opening a secret passage. It was a lift that took him down to a vending machine: "Breen's Private Reserve" with a picture of Dr. Wallace Breen. He types up a certain code on the vending machine.

 

Out was another secret passage leading to a room with a teleporter within. It was filled with crates and wooded platforms as well as a small window near the ceiling. There was a board on another wall full of pictures and posted notes. Most of the pictures was him with a woman. He walked by the teleporter and found an empty can on the floor.

 

"Angie," the man called. His voice was stereotypical for a male soldier; thus a little raspy. He continued: "What have we talked about?" For a second it was silent, until a head pops out of the crates. It was a five-year-old girl with short blonde hair matching the woman on the picture.

 

The little girl answers with uncertainty, "Wait here?"
The man picked up the can and tells her, "Yuh, before that."

The girl stammers. All that came out was a soft "Uhh." The man shakes his head and tells the girl: "Throw away your trash. When you are done drinking your pop, you throw it away-" the man throws the can at the recycling can as he tells her: "In the recycling."

 

"Oh," she said softly. Changing the subject, the girl asks the man: "Daddy, are we going?"
The man grabbed his resistance jacket and readies the devise. "Yes. Bring your uniform, we're moving to the Black Mesa facility."

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Back at Black Mesa, Rena walks down the corridor mumbling something lyrical. She is fully aware of what she is doing. Inwardly, she cringes and smacks her head as the earworm gotten bad enough. She makes her way over towards Virgil and asks him, "Hack into the Combine records and check for any Wildguard."
 
 
Meanwhile, Ahi and Dendy found the strange machine in the room. It was coiled up into a steel ball with bars with sharp tips in the form of upside-down Vs on each sector of the machine. It was large too. Just the sectors of the machine was 7 feet, bit with the bars adds it to 10. "What's that," Ahi asks, whispering in awe. Dendy doesn't know actually, which got her curious. "I got this," she says, pulling out a cord from her hackpack and swings it to the machine and it magically sticks. She reads the information off of her screen.
"This particular robot is currently offline," she says. "Based off these block codes, it seems to be a superweapon made for military purposes. However, it has some history upon activation. I don't know what it is but I would highly recommend not to touch it."
"A superweapon?" Ahi raised his voice in awe. "We can use this against the Combine! I can finally get my revenge!"
"I haven't got into any interaction with this Combination you speak of quite yet. But I'll have to decline since this contraption is highly un-"
There was a steam sound that interfered within her sentence as something popped up on her screen saying "Error" and the system was online. Dendy lowers her eyelids and tells Ahi sternly without a glance to him, "You turned on the machine didn't you."
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Virgil tilted his head and asks, "Now who of this crazy universe is the Wildguard?"

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"It's hard to explain," Rena says softly with a sigh. "Can you do it?"
 
 
 
Ahi looked at the machine and looked back at her. He actually hasn't moved from his spot and says, "I haven't done nothing."
Dendy exchanges a glance nd tells him, "That's a double negative."
"I didn't, I sware," Ahi said quickly. The legs on the machine starts moving forward. Dendy looked back swiftly to her screen and tried touching something to see if she can shut it off or manipulate it like it does to anything else. The screen wouldn't move as the system completely closed up. The cord was still attached to the machine, but it was stuck there.
It moved within the coil and something flicked from behind it. Steam fumed from the top vents on each segment of the robot, and pistons activate from within. The spherical joints shift and turn, causing the legs to go up, forward and down, marking each steps from it's many legs.
After a couple of tries, Dendy takes the wire and pulls it; hoping that it can disconnect from the machine at least, but it didn't. "I can't control it," she said louder then she normally does. The head of the robot shows and it opened it's thick, steel jaws and opens the antenna. The robot is a large mechanical centipede with a Black Mesa logo on its forehead plate.
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"File records," Virgil says in the form of a question. He darts his eyes down and to the left. "No, of course I can't! You can't have access to Combine systems from here."

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"What? Then where can we access it?" Rena knows within the answer, but she's too desperate to look for it.
 
 
Ahi growls with a smile and heats up his body. "Don't worry little girl, I'll save you!" His eyes turn bright red and he fires a thick laser out of his eyes at the robot. The laser was thick and powerful as it was pretty warm from this deep in a desert terrain underground, but the laser beam was completely deflected, dealing no damage or impact to the robot at all whatsoever. "Bullseye," Ahi whispered anyway.
 
Something flashed on Dendy's screen, then the robot centipede shook off the cord with a few electric jolts. It opened it's large mandible pinchers that looks like it could crush someone without effort. "We should probably get outta here," Dendy suggests without expressing much emotion.
 
"When," Ahi asks. He was still determined to fight the thing, despite that his strongest attack didn't even make the tiniest mark. Dendy steps back, taking her hackpack on her back and answers, "Now." The robot makes its snap, but they both move out of the way. If either of them was larger, it would've been really fatal as the robot would get them. The metal pinchers were too close to their bodies.
 
"Go," Dendy orders, making direct contact to Ahi. Ahi glares at the robot and lights his paws in fire, making his series of strikes, "I'll distract this tin can." He barely even started the fight when the robot managed to hit him with one of its many legs to the wall. None of Ahi's strikes even dented the machine. "Stupid bug, why can't I just SMOOSH you!" Ahi launched out of the wall with a fiery propulsion to get hit with the machine again.
 
With its sensors, Dendy has already made it out. The legs of the robot clashes onto the floor and it moves out the door. Luckily, each step makes a loud crashing sound combines with steam puffs and thunderous steps makes it that it can be heard a mile away. But it is noted by it's indestructible body, it cannot be slowed down or stopped.
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"Where else would it be," Virgil says rhetorically and then he spreads his wing half-way and continues: "A Combine computer. We have to be at a Combine console to access their documentaion systems."

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Rena takes a deep breath and paces a little bit and rubs her face with a low groan, "It's not worth iit. I can't do it." At this time Rena really doesn't feel like breaking into a base just to research anything on the Wildguard. Neither does she want to confront the Wildguard, nor have any battles at all. It feels too distressing.
 
 
Dendy approached the transport cart. She looked back as the train head only points forward toward the robot charging through quickly. Dendy is faster than she looks, but it's not enough to outrun. She stepped back a little with her breathing rate interrupted a bit. She has a lot of fear injected within fro every vain in her body when the robot nears, but she only displays half of it.
 
She thinks quickly to use her hackpack to inject it into the train cart. She quickly sets it to reverse. When the robot raised the head toward the ceiling, along with the first 3 sectors of the body, its mandibles open wide for a powerful chomp. Dendy says to Ahi, though aware that he is not there at the moment: "Ahi, you do a pretty deficient job stalling this thing." Her tone was kinda shaky, which can determine that she is terrified. She activates the train to overload speed. It is set in reverse and it moves at full speed immediately, knocking back Dendy and made her crash upon the controls. It's hasn't damaged anything.
 
The cart darts out of the way, just in time before the thing bites, but it doesn't hesitate to chase her down. Dendy gets up and looks out from the front of the rails. The centipede turns over the walls, to the ceiling, to the floor. The electric shock of the rails don't even bother it when it steps there. It clicks, and taps as the steam vents puff. Dendy gets back down then the centipede opened it's jaws to hiss, hearing a mechanical squeak coming from the movements of the compressors.
 
The cart cannot go any faster, but it at least moves at the same pace as the centipede. It chomped it's jaws and attempted to slash the cart with it's long sensory antennas, even though they don't really do any damage. She wouldn't try another attempt to plug it into her hackpack to at least slow it down, but unfortunately that is the only thing that can come up to her mind rather than to just keep running, as well as the consequences into doing so.
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Virgil stares at Rena's facing, and just by expression alone, it looks like something is wrong with her. "You seem distressed," he mumbled, concerned.

 

Meanwhile, Anti-Hiccup and Toothful sits by the base of the tracks. "Can't you believe that," Anti-Hiccup mutters. "They said I should treat you with kindness. How rediculous." Toothful uttered a low shriek, louder than what Toothful would normally do. He was staring off somewhere with a snarl.
Anti-Hiccup covered his ears by how piercing it was. "Is that really nessisary," he scolded. Toothful never too his eyes off the tunnel ahead. Faintly, Anti-hiccup hears a noise: It sounds like continuous thunder with the volume increasing rapidly by the second. Anti-Hiccup looked into the tunnel and listened to the omimous sounds that immediately made him feel discomfort.
Then, he saw the cart zooming through the rails of the tracks. Immediately him and Toothful got out of the way, and secondly a large steel centipede in persuit of the cart. Anti-Hiccup screams, "Oh Loki!" The pounding was so loud that he could not hear himself speak.

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"Uhhh," Rena grunted. "There's no way I'm doing it. But I really need to know about the Wildguard, it's very important."
 
 
 
The centipede stopped and blares a mechanical shriek. The cart dashed away with Dendy and out-of-sight, but the robot turned its head toward the Viking and his dragon. With a jolt in the gears, the machine opened up its diamond crushing mandibles.
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Virgil walks up closer to her and says, "How did you hear about the Wildguard?"

 

Anti-Hiccup stares into the machine's mouth, reflecting light on his eye. He repeats the same phrase, starting out quiet but louder the more he repeats: "Oh Loki, oh Loki, oh Loki, oh Loki!"
Toothful roared and turned around. Instead of fighting the centipede, he ran off faster then he can ever run before. The AI is huge whereas it is a possible chance it can outrun him despite Anti-Hiccup's remarkable speed, especially in panic. He nears the door to a smaller hallway where Toothful ran through, hoping he can do the same.

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"I didn't hear about them, I," Rena paused for a little bit, then continues to speak in a softer voice: "I met up with one of the members. She had a monsuno... I, uh... Ask Amber... Or Geode. They know better than me."

 

Meanwhile, the robot centipede dashed ahead towards the door and blocks it. It turned his head slightly towards Anti-Hiccup, but not facing him directly, flicking its antennas.

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Virgil felt pity over Rena —He's not sure why, but he just does. He opens his mouth and stutters a bit before he says with a delay in each word: "I'll... see... what I... can.. do." Virgil looked anxious. If someone was good at expressions and body language, it would say that he doesn't know what he's doing and neither knows what to do.

 

 

Anti-Hiccup halts while the momentum beneath his one good foot pushed him forward, Luckily, he stopped before he can collide into the machine that is blocking his way out. He swiftly turns around and runs toward the tunnels. He waves his arms low to gain balance, keeping him from falling over.

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Rena just makes a light sigh and walks out of the room. She doesn't blame Virgil, she just wants answers. She mumbles the song in her head when she walked out.
 
 
The robot made its trademark mechanical shriek and Anti-Hiccup can hear clashes of 30 metal legs gaining on him. A gush of cold wind blows just over Anti-Hiccup's head, as the heavy steel segments of the centipede's body rush just overhead and it takes out the view of the lights. When it ran by, it attempts to smack Anti-Hiccup with its thick titanium tail pinchers.
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Anti-Hiccup faceplants to the floor as a reflex response. This time it was on purpose. A single strike of pinchers like those would bust open a skull on contact. He shook a little, though he should be shaking more based on how terrified he is. His arms quivered when he leaned up to see the machine.

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The rear pinchers turned to face front-view to Anti-Hiccup. As it opens, it made a high pitched robotic buzzing shriek. It prepares a crushing strike at the Viking. "Tsss. Tsss," out goes some steam from its vent from the back sector of the centipede's body.

 

 

 

Meanwhile, at the Citadel, Malum is in his core form in room full of monitors with a small Combine Advisor floating with within a console. The advisor was still big, but it is quite smaller than other known advisors. In the front monitor is a view of a glass wall, but this wall surrounded within the screens. Malum is only here for an update on the robot fly that was sent to Aperture. It looks as if the fly is trapped inside a jar.

"Did you speak to him," Malum asked. There was silence within the room, but the advisor answers telepathically, compressed into Malum's mind. "Yes," Malum responded. "Then give him the consequence. I will not tolerate a failure in my— our plans." The advisor does what Malum said. With the advisor's telepathic abilities controlling the fly, it was able to use that ability to transfer it into a strange human within the screen. At least it seemed like a stranger to the advisor, but Malum somehow recognized the human. The human on the screen backed up in agony, facing its requested wrath of the Combine Advisor.

Once it was done, the advisor got the fly moving again with it's telekinetic and psychic ability connecting with the fly's systems. The advisor speaks to Malum again, and therefor he responds, "They may discovered the fly's danger, but they can't destroy it. They'll loose the life of all within the room. Him for example," Malum grumbled with a narrowing of the optic eye. He lets the advisor do its job.

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Anti-Hiccup idiotically stays there while his eyes widened at the look of the giant robot. He mumbles slowly, "Oh... my... Thor... the Deceiver." Right before the centipede could strike, a flash dashes by and takes him to a location out of range from the machine. Anti-Hiccup screamed in panic, even when he was released and realized it was Amber, he continued screaming. This was where Amber plugs her ears and gritted her teeth tight.

 

Finally she yelled, "Can you get your IDIOT brain inside your THICK steel head and get your rear out of here!?" Anti-Hiccup continued screaming and he runs off into the now unblocked hallway, still screaming. Amber stared, severely annoyed by the Viking. "Exactly why I hate humans," she mumbled. She forgot that the robot was behind her.

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The centipede struck. It was a snap just overhead with the mandibles. There were warning signs before the snap with the clashing of the steel legs making its way toward her.

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Amber's eyes widened and she quickly turned back. As the machine was dangerously nearby, she jumps up high into the air to where her head nearly touches the ceiling. She draws her weapon from her gemstone and throws the electric blade at the robot.

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The electric blades hits the machine, but it is completely deflected without a single tiniest mark. It raised its head and opened it's large steel mandibles to chomp Amber.

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Amber's feet touch the ceiling and she leaps off of it. When she collides with the floor, she rolls forward and gets up to inhale. SHe looked back at the robot in alert.

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The machine snapped, but missed Amber when she jumped out of the way. Only 3 out of 10 segments of the robot's body was touching the ground, as the rest of it was reaching the ceiling. It used one leg to attempt to stomp on Amber.

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Amber leaped out of the way. She quickly dashed to the nearest exit, hoping it's too small for the robot to fit through. Down the hallways, she continues to run. Normally a gem would have loads of stamina and can run for an extensively long periods of time, but Amber is an organic gem; therefor she has less stamina then a normal gem would have. Amber was already getting exhausted from the dodging of the Centipede's strike and the aid of running toward Anti-Hiccup when she noticed distress from Toothful. Because her stamina is running low, she breaths heavier and she slows down a little.

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The robot centipede crashed into the door trying to chase and catch Amber. The impact caused a lot of damage. The machine is ten feet tall, but the door is only 7; however, that doesn't stop the robot from trying to break through. it first opened it's maniples wide and shoots a thin steam blow.
Once it comes in contact with a surface, it freezes into solid ice. The robot then uses its thick steel jaws to tear the open door apart, leaving massive damage to the wall. It ripped even most of the wall apart with hardly any effort, and then rips through the hallways, dealing massive damage to wherever it goes.
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Amber looked back noticing the robot ramming through the hallways recklessly. Fighting her exhaustion, Amber tries to run faster and find a lift. By remembering someone operate the elevator, Amber presses the self-explanatory red button with the giant 'up' arrow. The door closes and the car goes up in the shaft. She places her hands on her face and she slides it down. In the meantime she leaned on the corner and slid to the floor with a groan, breathing heavily to regain her stamina on the way up.

"What was that thing," she asked herself while catching her breath. Every time Amber exhales, it feels like her breath is fire, and she is even breaking a sweat. Amber rests her muscles on the floor and her heart beats rapidly. She closes her eyes and hopes that the robot is far behind.

As the lift moves to the top of the shaft, the door opens and Amber walks out slowly. She looks around for anyone nearby. There was not even a sign of Anti-Hiccup nor Toothful like what she'd hope to find. "Nobody's here," Amber muttered impatiently. "Typical, another annoying thing for these Earth dwellers." She continued forward and eventually, she finds Virgil. "There's one of them," she says out loud, continuing her irritated tone.

 

Virgil turned his head when he heard Amber's muttering voice. "Excuse me," he said softly. Amber sighs. Her arms and legs still ache from the chase, hoping that the robot has not followed her somehow. "Are you even aware that there is a giant metal thing down in the transportation areas?"

Virgil tilted his head. Thing is too vague for him, but it did mean to him something bad. "What thing?"
Amber answers, scratching her head: "I don't know what that thing is. Long body, many legs, antennas, tail pinchers, weird eyes, giant jaws?"

"A metal centipede," Virgil concludes in a form of a question. "Just smoosh it like every other bug. Or at the very least, dump some water on it. If it is a robot... Wait, did you say giant?"
"Yah, I said giant," Amber says motionlessly.

"A giant robot centipede," Virgil said out loud, making such a big deal to Amber. Amber has turned her head in Virgil's reaction, saying out loud: "This is really stupid."

"What do you mean stupid!?" Virgil's shout was loud enough for an echo to be heard. "I have to warn everyone!' Virgil spreads his wings wide and takes to the air, zooming passed Amber's vision and out the room. Amber makes an inward comment: "Everything is just so stupid. Sometimes I feel like the only one here who's not a nincompoop."

 

Virgil busts himself into where Rena is and screams, "HELP HELP Emergency! We got an infested killing machine on the loose!"

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Rena turned back quickly with a "What?" She knows what Virgil said, but she is startled after Virgil busted himself through the door.
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Virgil stammered in his words, mixing up his sentances, but then tells Rena: "Amber saw a giant centipede destroying the transportation center! It's gonna destroy the facility!"

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"Oh no," Rena shook her head. "Not here of all places!" Actually the only reason why she's aggravated is because she does not want to clean up after the robot centipede. She still hasn't fixed the hole from the Malum fight yet and it rings to her mind. She drew out a single energy sword and activated the blade and went charging out the door, spreading the news on the intercoms as quick as she can warning about the centipede.

 

 

Meanwhile, Malum listens to whatever went on in the videos. In response to the advisor's word, Malum responds: "Yes they have. We must do it, now that one of my enemies are here." Malum moves and he shape-shifts into his night fury form. He turned back at the advisor and commands, "Detonate the spy bot! I'll deal with this futile task myself." His exposed eye narrowed as he growled that last phrase. Malum left the room, passed the force field barrier. The first thing to do was to get his new mask.

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​Virgil unhesitantly followed Rena. Amber, Anti-Hiccup, and Toothful was not yet to be seen.

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"Rally up," Rena continued. "We must regroup at Silo C immediately." She lifts her finger from the button and turned to Virgil. "Stay behind me, but follow," Rena turns back and heads forward towards where they should all meet. By her location, it would take some time to get there.

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​"Okay, as you wish," Virgil muttered softly. He follows Rena as said to him.

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After an extended time, Rena eventually reached the Silo. Snowflake, Bubba, Oca, and Dendy were all there inside, waiting at the launch controls. She looks at who else is there waiting.

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​Amber, Anti-Hiccup, and Toothful was sitting there also. Anti-Hiccup was sitting close to Snowflake due to the fact that he feels the least discomfort being around him than anyone else. Toothful was hanging nearby Bubba, brooding with his head facing towards the window. Amber was in her own place just waiting for Rena's arrival.

 

Virgil flew in with Rena. he weakened his flapping while observing whoever's in the Silo. Virgil hovered his feet just above the ground to examine for any dirt or bacterial ridden things. Then he touched the ground lightly and asks while lifting his head back up: "Is that it?" Virgil recognized the number of people in the room and he thought there would be more. In fact, he could've sworn there are more people in the facility.

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"No: We are short of 2 specimen," Dendy states.
"Where's Geode," Rena asked Dendy. Snowflake answers instead: "In there." He makes a head signal indicating that Geode is currently just beside the door leading towards the inner chamber of the silo. "Two," Rena mumbled, remembering whom Dendy is referring to. "Right," Rena said, raising her finger as she realized. "Where's Craig and the other guy?"
"I have not seen Ahi since the failed attempt to attack the centipede robot. He fell in defeat, yet I am not sure where he would be," Dendy assured. Oca turned with a high pitched whine. Snowflake misunderstood Dendy when she said "fall in defeat" while taking a quick glance at her. "He's gone?" Snowflake asked in shock.
"Don't be ridiculous," Dendy said while smiled and flapped her hand at Snowflake. "I'm sure Ahi is juust fine."
While at the nick of time, Ahi showed up behind the door. His short fur is all scuffed up and he is full of scratches. "You have NOOOOo idea what I have been through tonight!"
"You see, he's perfectly alive," Dendy stated with a small smile.
 
((you're right. How does that happen that you get double posts at a such greater time rate?))
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Virgil turned and almost vomited on the floor. He not nauseous if he sees a scrape, but if he thinks about it, he starts to feel light-headed. Toothful just turned and groaned, wanting to leave more than anyone.
"Where were you," asked Amber. She had no idea who Ahi was until she saw him come in since he has not met him. Yet, he was already mentioned by Dendy, and nobody was asking. That way, Amber had the opportunity to ask for them.