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"Just about. My partner said it was chaotic and he wasn't lying." Shion replied, a frown on his face as his eyes narrowed. He wanted to get the map and go, badly.Daniel heard the Doctor but didn't even look back. If those people weren't willing to help others, then Daniel wasn't sure he wanted to be around them anyway. He recalled Sean telling him that the samurai was trustworthy, so distantly he hoped at least that man would help.
When he eventually saw the rifle, Daniel barely hesitated. He reached out with his hand to push the the aggressor away with a blast of telekinetic force. "You're a bully!" the boy yelled.
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Phi gave Shion a nod and calmly shook Evie's hand. She noted Shion's glance toward the fighting, though it was hard to miss the explosion that rocked the entire square. Phi had a feeling someone had just been murdered. It worried her, thinking about the kids she saw at the resort who must still be around here somewhere. She just hoped they could take care of themselves.
"Is this anything like that other area you were told about?" Phi asked Shion.
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"His team and another had tried to become allies in the beginning to avoid playing the game and simply survive the week, but Arcade tried to break it up by having the environment attack them. Killer bees, acidic vines..." He ran his fingers along the side of his nape a moment, thoughtful.
"The bees were from our world, and somehow Arcade had a number of them and changed them to become more hostile and deadly." He spoke.
"What beat him was what was left of the teams working together, but I doubt that'd happen with some of the people we've got against us. Besides, between that arena and this one I don't know how different it'll be in the end. What I do know is that Arcade's hurt enough people already, and I don't want anyone else having to have trouble sleeping at night because of triggered trauma or paranoia." Shion sighed.
While talking of Nezumi, he thought of the fact that he really couldn't get sleep himself some nights, though that was mostly out of growing paranoia that he'd wake up to an empty bed with entire worlds between them more than anything else.
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"Well, Doctor, you're just about old enough to be my Gramps y'know? Besides, believe you me that I'd just feel better having my stuff in my hands since I know how to use it." He chuckled dryly, gaze landing on the chaos when he spotted it, causing a strained smile to be frozen on his face.
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17 smirked, his eyes fixed upon the line of Dead Hearts marching towards him. With a flex of his shoulder, a thin, emerald bubble rippled out from his person. Soft and Wet's fists sent ripples across its glassy surface, but they failed to pierce its perimeter.
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"All is fair..." 17 repeated to himself. "I do like the sound of that..."
The hum of charging energy. The sound of a finger tapping a trigger. Although they were mere whispers to mortal men, they were screams and wails to Android 17 and his enhanced hearing. He hear Mato's energy shot coming his way. He dropped his shield. He rolled to the side. He let the blast burn the air above him and strike Josuke square in the chest.
"What can I say?" The Android shrugged smugly. "All is fair..."
"It's obvious, isn't it?" 17 chirped over the sound of screaming cannons and spitting horses. "Or, at least, its so much clearer now... We start by looking for the enemy's weakest link. We identify it..." A ball of fire sparked upon the Android's palm. With each passing heartbeat, the ball grew larger. Larger. Larger! "We erode it... and then?"
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"We remove it!"
Android 17's Ki sphere tore a hole straight through Conner's back and out through his chest. He twitched. He spat. He went silent. 17 slowly closed his fingers. He kicked the Kryptonian's smoldering corpse onto its side and stepped back towards the fountain.
"It's a numbers game, friend... and the numbers? They're in our favor now. This here? This is where the real fun starts..."
CONNER KENT/SUPERMAN HAS BEEN ELIMINATED!!
KILLER: ANDROID 17!
METHOD OF MURDER: KILLED VIA KI BLAST!
CRIME: SECOND DEGREE MURDER!
TEAM DEAD HEART: 7/8 MEMBERS REMAINING!
All's fair in love and war...
"Murderer! He's murdered someone! Mur-der-er!" Eleven chanted to himself. His smirk was banished with a slap to his cheek. "Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!"
"Ooooohhh we should join!" The Eleven snarled through gritted teeth. "We should steal that mallet! Turn someone's head inside out! I'm sure the Nine will love the stealing part! Oh... the Five agrees with me! He wants us to--"
"Shut up! Shut up!" The Eleven hissed, biting the scruff of his sleeve. His other hand grabbed short, silver pistol from the top of the fountain's mound. "Be quiet... Quiet now Six... The spirit of your plan is sound... but I'd rather a more... logistical approach!"
As the Titan's hand plunged deep into the fountain, the Eleven ceased his opportunity. The Time Lord leaped onto the Titan's wrist and held on for dear life. The creature's hand approached its mouth. The Renegade jumped again. He landed upon Eren's shoulder. He clicked the safety off of his weapon.
"The Five sends his regards!"
BANG! BANG! BANG!
The Timelord unleashed a flurry of shots in the direction of the airborne Sinestro, prompting the Lantern to delay his assualt and raise his shield.
"Look at us now, Eight! Look at us now!"
Swords. Guns. Knives. No. Such things didn't catch Forge's eye. He rummaged through the Conscripts defects. He frantically pushed and searched and---
A box of scrap. The equivalent of a nuclear bomb, in his hands. A battery pack. An insulated pipe. A mechanical heart. His hands danced across the device. Team Oblivion's missing member approached the fountain. He set his hands upon a large, metal container. It was at least 7 foot long. Forge set his hands down upon the other end. He raised his freshly-minted, high-caliber blaster rifle. He gestured for the Oblivion Agent to fall back. He didn't move. Forge thinned his eyes. God, he missed his mouth. He looked to Zora for assistance, a hurrying look dancing in his eyes.
Scare him off. We need to go.
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MARRIANE VON EDMUND// JOSUKE HIGASHIKATA// DAN KUROTO// AIZAWA SHOTA// MATO KUROI//
CONNER KENT// THAAL SINESTRO// JACQUELINE FALSWORTH
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"Come down now, sir..." Evie winced at wizard's smirk as she joined the queue, her hands idly looping behind her back. "No one likes a show off... Still. Provided that this salesman isn't one of Arcade's lackeys, we've still got another obstacle to overcome; without our gear, how are we going to pay for our--"
"--MAPS!" The salesman proclaimed. With an extravagant flail, he extended his palm. "A SHILLING A MAP, THANK YOU, SIRS AND MA'AMS! WILL YOU BE PAYING TOGETHER, OR SEPERATELY? COLORED MAPS COST AN EXTRA HALF-PENNY. IF YOU WANT A MAP WITH ALL THE SECRET LAND-MARKS DRAWN ON, THAT'LL BE A FULL POUND. YOU'VE GOT TO PAY FOR QUALITY, MY FRIENDS!"
In the distance, an explosion sounded. The First Conscript had fallen.
"Phi, Shion, it's a pleasure," Evie crossed her wrists and offered both parties an open palm. "If only we were re-meeting under sweeter circumstances. I'm Evie. Evie Frye."
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The Doctor's posture shifted. The tight grip he help over his lapels tightened even further. He raised his neck to get a better look at the imposing Cyborg. He thinned his eyes. He twisted his lips into a subtle, hesitant scowl.
"Hm.... Quite..." He muttered, dissecting Hank from the corner of his eye. "You'll have to forgive me, sir, but I didn't catch your name... and I certainly did not throw mine."
Across the square, Daniel caught sight of the Missing Member once again. He was standing opposite the mouthless man from the Resort, the one who had once replied to the name 'Forge'. The Missing Member stared down the rifle barrel the mutant had shoved in his face. He didn't flinch. He didn't blink. His hands remained fixed upon the large, metal container that bridged the gap between the two men. He refused to give it up. He refused to relinquish his claim.
"Get back here! Get back... ohhhh..." The Doctor murmured with defeated frustration. A body as old as his, weaving in and out of speeding carriages? Folly. It was a young man's game, and he was already wearing a bit thin. "Stupid boy!" He screamed out into the fray, hoping that the child might listen to his brand of reason.
"I assure you, I have no doubt meddled with far more dangerous technology, my dear boy!" The Doctor exclaimed, offended by Ramuda's protestations. To the Doctor, it was as if the boy was throwing down the gauntlet. The Time Lord was eager to pick it up. "And kindly refrain from calling me 'Gramps'! It's 'Doctor' or 'sir', thank you very much!"
"Do I look like a parrot to you, hm?" The Doctor hummed, raising another puzzled eyebrow. "Well do I? Am I wearing crimson wears? Does a beak protrude my face? Hm? No? Then, kindly, do not bait me into repeating things, child! You may called be 'Doctor'! 'Doc-tor'! It is not difficult, I assure you, now---" The Doctor pivoted back to the remainder of his team. "We are yet to make a definitive decision! Are we to venture through this city's alleyways, as I first suggested, or do we obey the directions of he-who-is-yet-to-share-his-name, considering the he already appears to know oh so much about us already, hm?"
"Oh--w--hm?" The Doctor stammered as demon-child made her approach. The badges, logos and icons that were burned onto her clothing alleviated his concerns. "A strangler, hm? I shan't pretend that the company isn't welcome. Come, child. We may be few, but this team of ours must try to stick together nonetheless."
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Someone grabbed his mic. Tall, cowboy hat, female? He decided to commit it to memory before he saw her face off with Daniel. Strained smile gone and mouth a thin line. Rocking on his heels, he gave a thoughtful hum. Oh, deep down he was angry. Angry enough to probably kill if the chance came up.
"Well, Doc, it looks like someone's got it. Guess I'll just have to get it back later." Ramuda sighed as he bit down on his lollipop. How he'd do that he wasn't sure, but if the opportunity presented itself, then he'd take it.
The rush of water slammed into Daniel's telekinetic barrier, the kid's eyes going wide at what he considered an impossible sight. No matter what crazy things he'd seen since all of this arena stuff began, whatever this woman did enveloped all of that. Though Daniel was unscathed, he was unsure if he could do anything at all here.
He started to back away, though he was still not running. His body shook with fear, though still Daniel kept his eyes ahead. No matter how scary this was, Daniel didn't know if he could just leave somebody behind.
Daniel reached out, taking hold of the air around the unknown team member with a telekinetic hold and pulling him toward himself. Daniel turned to run, trying to withhold a barrier behind himself while also carrying the young man through the air. If it hadn't been for his practice with Samus, he wasn't sure he'd have been able to do this at all.
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"Only beggars walk around with no coin to their name," Shang Tsung said to the assassin. From his coat pocket he managed to pull out a small round ruby. "My good sir, what among your fine wares could I get with this?"
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"Your reputation precedes you," Henshaw remarked coolly. "As for who I am? The Cyborg Superman." He watched as the child continued alone. "Leave him. He's of no worth to us. Weren't you eager to leave these streets? The sewers will give us the cover we need." He hovered slightly from off the ground. "Decide quickly. I will not be idle for much longer."
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"Kid's coming back Mr. Cyborg.~" Ramuda hummed, watching as Daniel did his best to return to the group. The kid didn't have his mic but that was fine, he'd make do! Just stick with the team, find a weapon and wait for the chance to get his shit back.
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