- Shadow Bear Fight -
They must've been just outside of the bombs and Lace, along with the others, were flying nearly a dozen feet in the air, rolling on the ground. Lace rolled off her back and after coughing from the wind knocked out of her, she got up and stumbled over to Clarise. Saturnus had returned inside of Lace, but he must've taken the brunt of the damage. She rolled the girl over and took her in her arms. "Clarise? Clarise, can you hear me?" She listened for her heartbeat and hugged her, relieved there wasn't anything serious. Lace piggy-backed the girl up and holding her legs; she looked around the now destroyed maze leading outside.
The school gym was a little ways up ahead and Lace could see the town peeking from behind the maze's glass walls. Without looking at anyone in the group, Lace walked to the outside of the maze and spotted Wulfgard. So this is where he's been? All that time they were in the maze, she never thought of what Wulfgard had been up to. Good thing he wasn't just smoking and chatting up Ms. Halls somewhere.
A group of angry, big, and blue?--some hungry bears were making way to the team. Out the corner of her eye, she saw Sigmund go up against one of them. Not wasting any time, Lace managed to get a free hand from under Clarise's legs and summon Saturnus in front of them. The bears were right at the new entrance now, but Lace and Clarise were already skating past the herd and now skidded to a stop at the street.
It wasn't more than a block away, and Lace could still see all her friends. The two of them were outside a small closed electronics shop when one of the bears turned in her direction. Lace backed up and sat Clarise down to rest on the wall. Giving her one last hug, she wiped out her daggers and ran forward. "Agilao!" she launched the spell.
Lace was standing on top of small car now, and with Saturnus floating on the ground in front, a fireball launched and smacked the creature in the chest. It flailed around in the fire and whether it was hurt, was now barreling towards her. Lace stopped staring and jumped off the hood of the card when she tripped. By the time she rose back up, the bear already had her in its arms. In one leap, it cleared over the car, and gripped Lace, who now had a good view of her team back at the maze, getting further and further away.
The second time Lace had been knocked around by glass tonight, her and the bear busted through the display window, and Lace, lying on her back with snack food and candies, was in heaven. "No way," Lace, even with her now cut-up face, took in a deep breath at the sea of goodness. Stuffing two packs in her pockets, she took a moment and stumbled back up to see the bear getting up off the counter. "GRAAAAA!!" it screamed at her with glass and debris littering its fur. Lace had a nasty cut with blood going down her face, as she made her to the back of the store down the aisle.
"Just stay over there!" she yelled back at the creature that now knocked over an aisle of goods and was facing the ice cream and desserts in the back, but no Lace to be found. The creature looked about in confusion and smashed the glass, but he didn't have the mind to look behind at the red-haired demon now standing on the knocked over rack. In the darkness and with daggers poised, she lunged and landed on its back. It ran all about the store in fury as Lace plunged her dagger again and again into its back, neck -- all over.
- In the Streets -
From outside, the store had a lot of commotion and soon, the bear leaped out the window back out into the street with his new angry, and smiling backpack, gripping his fur. The creature swung its arms wildly -- running up the street. She planted a dagger around its neck. The piercing scream deafened her as Lace pulled up to its face, rearing up her good hand for a brutal stab directly at the top of the head. Immediately, the bear halted its run and after dropping to one knee, Lace fell off landing on her butt, out of breath. Both daggers still planted in the creature, they were both soaked in blood.
The bear let out a yell and made a fast, but sloppy charge to Lace. Backing herself up, she hit her head on a red pick-up truck. Taking a second to glance back at the bear she hastily pulled herself under the car. "Come on, come on!" she winced, as the truck rumbled as the bear tackled it. She fought to fit her hands up, but crushed her card and Saturnus appeared outside. From under the truck, she shouted out, "Agilao!" and a bright orange colored the ground beside her.
The rocking stopped as Lace crawled out from underneath. Her legs were weak as she leant back and crawled over on to the truck. It screamed and fear went right to her heart. This thing was out for blood and with whatever life it had left, charged the truck. Lace, too weak to dodge, sleepily braced against the other side and was knocked into the air flying away from the van. Now a dozen feet away, bloodied on the ground and an upturned vehicle beside the bear, Lace blinked at a spark flare that lit up inside the truck's open hood.
She couldn't move her body and Lace struggled to get her arm up and break the card. Saturnus, floating directly above Lace, faced the hunched bear. Lace peeked open and slapped the ground. "Agi," she whispered, and the inside of the truck was set ablaze and grew brighter and brighter. Lace was sitting half-way up when she was blasted back against the brick wall, landing beside Clarise's hip like a torn-up ragdoll when the van exploded. A mushroom of flames went up in the sky, and neither the bear nor the truck was visible anymore. The animal body of fur and claws still burning on the ground as the glow of the fire bounced off the girl's faces who were both fast asleep.
Last edited by Vivian_Bloom; 4th June 2012 at 11:42 PM.
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