Duo grinned. "You know, you might be right. I could go for a friendly spar after all this serious business. And the drink sounds pretty good too."
He then turned to Duo. “And man, you got it tough, don’cha?” he said, although his smiling expression might have done little to convince the Gaiomon of his thoughts. “You’re possessed by some serial killer or something, and your girlfriend – that’s the Lucia girl, right? – is off somewhere doing god knows what.”
“You know what ya need? A good, hard drink,” he said, landing an arm around Duo’s shoulders. “Or maybe a nice fight to get rid of your stress. It always worked on the rowdier bunch of students; might work for you!”
Before anyone could say anything else, a certain SuperStarmon slid over and nudged the two. "Finally, someone has a good idea. You don't mind if I tag along with you guys, huh?"
"Its fine with me, but do you even drink?" Duo asked.
"What do you mean?" Justin asked back.
"Its just that... I don't know. I've never seen you drink or eat before."
For a moment, Justin just stared back. As he started to reply, Scar called to them about some sort of light show going on. However, it soon became apparent that whatever was going on outside, it was not some sort of entertainment.
Duo's high spirits dropped. Already? Hadn't they just been through enough? When were they going to be able to get just a moments peace?
The ShadowWereGarurumon turned to Duo. “Remember what I said about a fight? I think we just got one!” he told the Gaiomon as he drew his sword quickly.
"Duo!" Justin said as he nudged his arm. "Come on, this isn't the time to think, its the time to act." He nodded and headed right for the window Scar had just leaped from. Justin went to leap out, and tripped over the window still, falling to the ground below with a cry of surprise.
The Gaiomon rushed over and looked out, just to see Justin rubbing his head. "Don't wait for me, I'm alright." Justin said.
Duo nodded and headed around. No jumping from widows for him, he was going to opt for the door.
Lucia watched as the thing that controlled her body killed civilian after civilian, and she could feel the pleasure that it took not just from the horrible acts it committed, but at the anguish that it was putting Lucia through. It practically basked in it.
"Please, stop this!" Lucia called.
But the presence merely ignored her pleas.
Even as Pyra and Vritra and the others began to show up and fight her, the presence just kept its silence. Her friends called out to her, but Lucia couldn't call back. She could only watch as her body tried to kill those whom she trusted most, those who were practically family to her.
"Please, stop... stop this..." she said. She was beginning to break down now, beginning to lose hope. She simply couldn't see this ending except with someone's death, be it theirs or her own.
She felt small, powerless, it was like she was a child again, crying in her tower room...
And she felt alone and lost. The others couldn't hear her, the dark thing didn't care. It was going to try and kill them all, and there was nothing she could do about it but watch and plead for it all to end.
I have returned!
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