"So, what exactly was so important that you had to drag me away from a bar trip?" Justin asked after a short while of walking.
The SuperStarmon had been tagging along with Duo for a little while now, and the two of them were still checking back alleys and side streets.
Duo checked another alley and sighed. "I'm trying to find an old friend of mine, a Taomon named Saria. She should be running a mystic shop somewhere in the city, I just need to find it."
"Wouldn't it be easier to just ask someone?" Justin asked.
The Gaiomon sighed again. "I suppose so, but I don't know the name. I'll recognize the place by the sign, there'll be a special mark on it."
Justin crossed his arms. "Un huh. But why'd I have to tag along."
A strange expression came over Duo's face, and Justin practically grinned when he realized it was nervousness. "Oh, that's why. But what about Lucia? I thought you two were getting pretty serious."
"No, no, its not like that, its just... This is something that I need some back-up for. Saria's been hiding something from me. She had a private word with Trowa just before he left. Its not like him to just dissapear like that, but it is her nature to keep things hidden from everyone. I need to know what is so important to her that she'd send Trowa off without telling anyone, without telling me. She's been keeping secrets for too long."
Justin nodded slowly as they walked along. "So, I take it you have some kinda history with this chick?"
Before Duo could answer though, a loud series of crashes erupted through the city. Screams began to echo from several directions as flames and thunder lit up the sky with flashes. The city was falling into chaos, it was like Avalon all over again.
Duo and Justin looked at each other before sharing a nod and darting off towards the closest source of destruction. "What the heck is going on?" Justin asked as they ran.
"I think Loki's plan worked." Duo answered between breaths, "I just didn't think they would attack the city flat out like this. Its like a repeat of the siege."
"Dang, so this is what that was like huh? In that case, we've gotta..." Justin's eyes caught a familiar golden hulk darting down another street and he stopped in his tracks. "Duo! I just caught sight of Gigas. Let's meet up, the more heroes the better beat down we can dish out."
"For once, you've got a good idea." Duo said as they turned and headed towards the other alleyway.
The two arrived at the street to find it empty, but it was easy to see that Gigas had disappeared down one of the alleyways. The crack of a whip from the other signaled a possible second fight. Justin however had spotted his prey the second he looked down the second alley.
"Duo, go help Gigas, I just found my opponent." he said.
Duo nodded. "You got it."
Justin turned and charged down the alley, coming up to stand beside Ivy. He glared at Marcus from behind his shades and pointed one gloved fist at his nemesis. "If you think I'm gonna let you pick a fight with a lady, you're dead wrong you dark copy of myself."
He turned to Ivy, "Not that you need my assistance madam, but a hero must battle injustice after all."
Marcus just straightened his shades. "Oh, so its the justice freak again. Hehe, this is gonna be fun."
Meanwhile, Duo had entered the other alleyway, where he was forced to leap up onto the roof tops just to get beside Gigas safely.
"Gigas!" he called. "I'm here to back you up, lets show this guy what we've got!"
Lucia was walking alone through the streets when the fighting started. For a moment, she had flashbacks of the siege, then visions of her homeland's destruction began to fill her head. She was not going to let that happen here, not if she could do anything to stop it. But a flash of thunder ended that line of thought with a crack.
She looked up, to where Vitra was charging the one known as Conquest. The one who had taken Thor's body, and the one who had ended her Kingdom. Hatred and rage began to boil in her veins. Wither or not that monstrosity was still in Thor's body made no difference to her. The fact remained that its actions could never be forgiven. Conquest was her target, and she was not going to let him go this time.
Lucia gritted her teeth and tightened her grip on her sword, her hands gripped so tightly, her knuckles had gone white. She took off towards the aerial battle as fast as her legs would carry her, rage blinding her thoughts. She would get to that monster, even if she had to toss Vritra off of him herself.
The Hospital was a practical house of horrors now. Blood stained the walls, claw marks and carnage tore the place to shreds. It was a disaster, a disaster caused by one man, the one called Dracula.
And that vampire was currently battling a familiar looking Puppetmon, the Peacemaker called Nocchi. And so far, it looked like Dracula had the upper hand.
Dracula stalked towards him, grinning. "Ah, that wasn't incredibly smart, was it? After all, you're facing the King of Vampires..."
Out of nowhere, a cloud of red paper spell tags erupted around the Myotismon. The tags detonated with a bang, but Dracula had already darted out of the could and escaped the attack.
"What's this?" he said.
"You're the "King of Vampires" right?" asked the Taomon as she stepped out of the hall. "Who better to take out a vampire than a shrine maiden?"
"You talk big," Dracula grinned. "Lets see if you can back it up. Crimson Lighting!"
Saria jumped out of the way, flipping over the first whip and making it far enough away from the second to avoid harm. She landed smoothly beside the Puppetmon where she turned to him. "I'm here to help, we can introduce ourselves later."
Last edited by TheSequelReturns; 11th February 2011 at 10:56 AM.
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