Duo let out a sigh of relief as the spirits vanished thanks to Loki's spell. He had never really seen the council member as a particularly trustworthy individual, but it looked like had had actually pulled through for them this time. At his side, Lucia slumped down and sat on the ground, her sword laying on the ground next to her. The battle had been tough, it had taken a toll on both of them, both physically and mentally. Lucia had gotten a bit struck by the ghosts wails herself, and she had very nearly started blaming herself for not saving them, even though there was no way she could have.
Duo placed a hand on her shoulder, wincing as the recent injury in his arm started to flare up. He had taken a heavy blow to his arm during the fight, and while it didn't look to be anything too serious, it still hurt. Lucia looked back up at him and nodded. She too was glad the chaos was over.
Of course, this had all had a pretty drastic effect on a certain other member of their trio. Justin had taken a knee and was breathing pretty heavily. He had one hand across his chest, and by the looks of it was still trembling a little bit.
"Hey, are you alright?" Duo asked.
As soon as the words left Duo's mouth, Justin straightened up and coughed as he regained his usual proud composure. "Oh, oh yes. I'm fine. Couldn't be better." He did a few stretches before turning back to Duo, still winding his arm. "But, you know, just out of curiosity, you guys don't do stuff like this all the time do you?"
"Oh no." Lucia said. "Sometimes we fight demons, other times a whole battalion, sometimes even legends, and every now and then we seem to find a manifestation of some primal force. So no, its not always ghosts. Sometimes it worse."
The fact that she was smiling the whole time she said this never seemed to reach Justin. "Oh, well, I see." He cast a glance at the other Peacemakers. "Its no issue, I am a hero after all. If more ghosts show up, I'll just have to pound them too. Haha... ha... ha."
"Don't worry, you'll get used to it soon enough." Duo said. "At least, I hope we do. Things are getting crazier and crazier around here lately."
I have returned!
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