Court of Miracles
"You just had to say it, didn't you?" Joshua asked her.
Lace pushed herself off the wall and frowned at him just as everyone's attention went to the van. The Court joker was sitting cross-legged on vehicle's roof. He called out to the crew and Lace gave him a brief glance before going back to her daggers, rubbing off fingerprints with her t-shirt.
”Welcome my pets! It's time for a little experiment!" He announced. Lace perked up when he told him how special tonight would be. The fact that they were all grouped together and the moon was especially bright tonight meant that their practice was over.
Another shadow self was on its way.
She wasn't sure who, but the Joker mentioned that some bitc--"Girl" had problems for them later on. Hoping no one would see her; Lace turned her back to the van: "Yes," she whispered, pumping her fist.
Immediately, the atmosphere was changing. From nowhere, a series of tall-wide mirrors appeared and boxed in the team. From every direction, she could see her teammate’s reflection. Lace took a small step forward, noticing her reflection. She gripped both daggers in her battle-ready position and gently side-stepped to the left and right. Before Lace could engage her obviously evil twin, she heard a scream from behind. Randy.
Run? You mean, from that? He didn't need to sound that excited. The Court just starts and we're already supposed to beeline back out? Lace turned to see him get thrown clean over the edge by what looked like: "A sharp popsicle," she said. Lace squinted. It's got to be another shadow, but, this thing isn't human. Lace faced herself to the Shadow and slowly backed up, not breaking off her curious stare.
Sigmund summoned Hua Po and tried to break the ice with what sounded like a strong punch. It was never that easy. Glancing at him and the others running out towards the path, Lace circled around the side, a good distance from the shadow.
Russell was a lot braver than she thought. He went in and snatched up Levin's weapon pretty close to this...ice titan. Seeing as how he was able to go in let Lace know that the enemy wasn't that quick. But, at the same time... Are we all just going on Joker's word for this? Who says there's just an open exit at the end of this, just waiting with open arms for us? He just wants to see us squirm. If he really wanted to help us, he'd fight!
She shouted out to the group. "No one's going to try and stop it?"
Lace bit her lip, and in one fast motion, raised the tarot card high above her head, and crushed it. The blazing hot jets of fire erupted from the ground and Saturn us towered at Lace's right side. The red and white god looked down at her Lace and then to Shadow Liza.
Oh look, she's made of ice...wait. Ice? La-
"Saturnus!" she twirled her daggers, "Skates!" A small area of the ground Lace stood on turned white hot. Flames rose up, ensnaring her legs below her knees. Floating a couple inches above the ground, Lace leaned forward and skated around the circle, hurtling in Russell's direction. She outstretched her hand and crouched.
Come on, come on, just a little more.
Lace had circled around, and with what was more of a crash then scooping him up, she knocked him away from the Shadow. He didn't go far, but now, there was a clear enough shot that wouldn't cook her teammate. Still on her skates, she looked to her side at Russell, "Sorry about that," she said to him trying to shout over Saturnus' jets. He had Levin's weapon. "Want to see if we can slow her down?" Lace turned to face S. Liza. There was a nice gap between the shadow and Lace and Russell.
Saturnus was on her side. She shouted to Saturnus who launched a fireball from its core, coloring the floor beneath its path a mixture of orange and red. It was coming straight for the Shadow.
Last edited by Vivian_Bloom; 1st May 2012 at 1:42 AM.
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