Post by Firebreath Fishslap on Aug 30, 2009 21:54:56 GMT -5
((OOC: I've got to go to bed in about ten minutes, so unless you can type REALLY EFFING FAST this will probably be my last post for tonight.))
Taffy ignored the healing potions, preferring hot bloodedness over healing his leg.
"Be careful! She'll resort to any underhanded tactics she can!" Taffy yelled. Beatrice nodded, and waited for Ms. Dopple to come out from under the anvil.
It flung out from the whole Ms. Dopple was in and landed next to Beatrice.
"How cute... you think you can hurt me with a simple anvil," Ms. Dopple said. She chuckled. "Yes, you'll make a nice Doppelganger. All I have to do is call--"
Ms. Dopple didn't get to finish her statement, because at that moment, a sword came flying her way that she had to dodge. The sword had flown at a blindingly fast speed, and didn't seem to be of an earthly make. All stares flew to where the sword had come from.
Standing on a nearby roof was a green haired, blue skinned alien wielding three other swords, one in each hand, and his right hand being empty from the sword he had thrown.
[shadow=red,left,300][glow=red,2,300]"Give me back Dale, you bitch."[/glow][/shadow]
Post by Firebreath Fishslap on Aug 30, 2009 22:10:54 GMT -5
Chip jumped down from the roof and set his swords in the ground, and pointed at Ms. Dopple, whose expression had finally changed from her usual bored appearance to ONE OF PURE TERROR.
[shadow=red,left,300][glow=red,2,300]"She stole Dale from me back at the apartments. I've spent this whole time trying to track you down. It finally took beating up a peacock to find out where you had went,"[/glow][/shadow] Chip said. Beatrice twitched at this revelation. That peacock had to be Taz, which meant that Chip had easily defeated someone who had beaten Beatrice in one hit.
He pointed a sword at Ms. Dopple now. [shadow=red,left,300][glow=red,2,300]"Now drop the leeches and maybe I won't kill you."[/glow][/shadow]
Ms. Dopple whimpered. "I may be a doppelganger, but I am smart enough to know not to fight a Pseudisect. Mark my words, Pseudisect. Just wait. You'll be next."
And then, she jumped onto another roof and ran for it, shifting into a cheetah as she ran, but most importantly, taking the leeches with her.
"Get back here!" Taffy yelled at Ms. Dopple's retreating form, but winced when he fell back on his broken leg. "Ow..."
Chip "hmphed" and turned to face the group. "Nice to see ya again, Bea-Bea! Though, you seem kinda different..."
"I thought Ms. Dopple had absorbed you, Chip!" Taffy said. "She even had your personality down and everything!"
Chip gave a smirk. "Taaaaaaaffy, you know they've been watching me for a long time!" He leaned back to look at Taffy, who slowly backed up. Taffy wasn't fooled by this show of face stupidity. Chip was a lot more dangerous than he looked, and Taffy knew it.
Post by nutcase17133 on Aug 30, 2009 23:18:37 GMT -5
"Still, the fact this Ms. Dopple got you down so perfectly is very very creepy. I wish I'd known about it sooner so I could have shot her down when I had the chance." Nutcase said as he stared down the path Ms Dopple took when she fled.
Clown Man then said, "I think we'll have to brief Chip here on the recent revelations. He may be a dangerous character from what Ms Dopple shown us due to her impersination, but he's ok for the most part. Though I do wish some aliens would leave the people of Earth alone regardless...."
Nutcase then said, "Don't bring that up again, Clown Man-although you have a point."
The group went on to explain to Chip what had happened since they arrived to the village and the trouble they now face.
That's when Nutcase said, "Oh man, in all the madness, I forgot what I was gonna tell you, Beatrice. Though I think Metal, Climber, and Talim should hear this too since it affects them as well."
"Just what is this thing you're concerned with, Nutty?" Clown Man asked.
"Let's just say that if I'm right about this hunch, we could be heading into real trouble, and Gantz may be in serious danger despite the Soul Calibur's spirit." Nutcase said with a worried expression on his face.
Post by Firebreath Fishslap on Aug 31, 2009 6:09:20 GMT -5
Beatrice crossed her arms. "I think that he's actually in more danger with that thing in him. Anyone who wants Soul Calibur's going to be going after it, especially if they've got some messed up sense of justice. Like Clive."
Taffy sat back down again, his leg still at a weird angle, but deciding to wait for them to get done talking before getting it set.
"Hey, Beatrice, you didn't tell me you were organic again!" Chip finally said, after having looked Beatrice over during this whole time.
She looked back at Chip. "Huh? Yeah. Musta slipp--"
Chip had reached right into Beatrice's body from her back, and had a firm hold on her now rapidly beating heart. Golden blood splattered to the ground as he did this.
[glow=red,2,300]"You were always too trusting, Bea-Bea. You knew I wanted this, and that I couldn't get it while you were still a plushie,"[/glow] Chip said. He smirked, and then wrenched his hand out, pulling the Philosopher's Heart out with it. He carressed the still beating heart. [glow=red,2,300]"If you had just said something like, 'oh, no, this is just a more advanced projection' or something like that, we could have avoided all of this."[/glow]
He let Beatrice's body fall to the ground. She coughed up some more blood. "You... bastard..." Beatrice said, coughing up even more golden colored blood, though there was now the red kind mixed in.
"BEATRICE!" Taffy screamed, and forced himself to his feet, his broken leg still unable to support his weight, but right now he didn't care. "DAMN YOU! DAMN YOU!" The elf-monkey pointed his broom at Chip, and fired even more streams of needles at him, which were easily dodged, even without the aid of Dale. Or perhaps it was because Dale wasn't there that Chip was able to dodge so quickly.
"STAND STILL, DAMMIT!" Taffy screamed. Chip responded by standing still, and then picking up a sword, and tossing it at Taffy, knocking the broom out of his hands.
[glow=red,2,300]"I think you should be more worried about your friend than me, Taffy."[/glow] Chip said, smirking. And then, the alien kissed the heart, and it suddenly shuddered, and flashed. When the flash was gone, so was Chip. Taffy fell to his knees, and forced himself over to Beatrice's side.
"Bea, don't die, please, don't die, you can't die..." Taffy grabbed Beatrice's hand. There were tears streaming from his face. "W-We were supposed to save Gantz, and find Tree, and... and..." He collapsed, sobbing on Beatrice's bleeding form. She looked over at him.
"I'm not dead yet... the Elixir of Life in my veins is keeping me alive for now, but it's starting to run out... Heh look, I'm even starting to bleed normal blood now," Beatrice said. Her breath was shallow.
"STOP TALKING LIKE EVERYTHING'S NORMAL!" Taffy screamed. "You're-- you're--" Even more tears were streaming out of his face now. He turned to face Nutcase.
"YOU HAVE TO SAVE HER! YOU HAVE TO! DON'T JUST-- DON'T JUST STAND THERE LIKE AN IDIOT, DAMN IT!" Taffy screamed.
He stood there sobbing, and looked down at Beatrice again. "You can't die, Bea... you can't... If you die here... I'll... I'll never forgive you..." Taffy sobbed. "Beatrice... I... ...I love you..."
Beatrice gave a small smile. "I know."
((OOC: And that's a wrap! Beatrice's life is in you guys' hands now!))
[SHEESH GUYS!!! Leave me in the dust, why don't ya?! XD Don't worry, I DID just kinda drop off the face of the earth back there. The truth of the matter is, I've been grounded from the computer at home that allows me to make posts on this site, and also from my laptop which allows me to surf the net [Don't ask for detail... PLEASE].
Anyways, come Friday, I'll get those privileges back, until then, you can expect my posts from wherever I can sneak on. (Namely, my free time on a tech school computer. But now that THAT's out of the way, here's the post.]
Ignoring the fact that the author has been indisposed the past few days, Climber and Metal were completely shocked at what had happened.
"MISS BEATRICE!!!" Climber was probably been right after Taffy to check on Beatrice, looking like he would've cried if he could. "Beatrice! Stay with us! We'll-We'll find a way to fix you! We did before!"
A curt shake of the head came from Metal as he examined the wounds. "I don't think we can fix this Climber... Chip stole her heart from right out of her chest. It'd probably take a heart transplant to do it, and it's a miracle she's even alive now."
Climber looked at Metal frantically. "We can't just give up!!!! Their's gotta be SOMETHING we can do!!"
Metal shook his head again. "I don't think there is..."
Climber looked down at Beatrice, before he heard Taffy's confession... Climber would've smiled warmly at the two if not for the circumstances...
He had been created to help people...
And now he couldn't help just one person...
He lowered his head, defeated...
'I wish... I wish we could save her...' Was the thought that went through a few people's heads...
Everyone looked up.
Kosumu stood there, his eyes on the downed Beatrice. He tilted his head, a sad look in his eye.
"Did someone... Wish?"
(A few minutes prior...)
Fujin had the right idea, Kosumu thought. Getting involved into a fight would be a bad idea...
But still... Something seemed to root him into the spot, whatever was going on, he couldn't find it in him to leave. It wasn't that he wanted a fight, or wanted to stay, oh no. It felt as if something in his gut was telling him to stay right there, if not just in the general area.
Deciding to follow his gut, he and Fujin started asking around for the village elder with no success, though staying somewhat close to the alley...
After a few minutes, the feeling in his gut was finally rewarded.
'I wish... I wish we could save her...' rang in his head loud and clear. "Wish!" Kosumu yelled. "Wish-wish-wish!!"
His mother had called him here for a reason...
And by the look of how fast he ran for the alley, he had just found out what that reason was. He accidently left Fujin behind, but he had a feeling she was right behind him. May have been just as well...
He had a wish to grant. His first wish in over 4000 years.
Now here he was, staring at the scene before him, looking at the group, with a small look... He could figure who needed help immediately, Beatrice was the only she among this group.
Climber looked at the boy oddly. "Who... Who are you?"
A kind smile played on the boy's face. "Friend." He walked over to Beatrice before sitting down next to her... ... ... ...
His hands suddenly started to glow with a light that seemed even more celestial then Gantz's own holy magic; it was a warm glow, and seemed to be the very meaning of benevolence. "Mama... Grant me... Grant me the power of the cosmos... Heal this poor soul... Heal her..."
He held the hands over Beatrice's wounded and bleeding form, smiling reassuringly to the others. "Will be fine." He then looked down to Beatrice. "Will hurt little though."
Last Edit: Aug 31, 2009 11:19:28 GMT -5 by gantzgun74
A 90's kid entering into this hard new era with little else then a bit of imagination, ingenuity and the ability to draw connections where few may see them.
Post by nutcase17133 on Aug 31, 2009 12:23:19 GMT -5
Nutcase looked relieved at the comment and said, "Still, we gotta get that gold heart from Chip. It's no wapparent he was waiting to double-cross us the whole time. If he somehow gets off this rock and back to his world with that heart, it could be the destructon of Earth as we know it."
Clown Man then said, "Man as if things weren't bad enough!!!"
"They are, unfortunately." Nutcase said as he removed his glasses to clean them of a blood stain caused during Chip's attack on Beatrice. "Remember what I was about to say before Ms. Dopple attacked? I think Treetune herself may be possessed. And considering Beatrice's statement of how Tree behaved, I have a suspicion that the Soul Edge is behind it. I may be wrong, but it's the best lead I got so far. Soul Calibur may end up leading Gantz to Treetune, so whichever the two we search for, we'll find Gantz. More importantly, we may even find Chip since he might do anything to escape the island. It's a miracle Climber still has his Chaos Emerald."
Post by mugenginga on Aug 31, 2009 13:25:03 GMT -5
Fujin had been glad Kosumu had chosen to continue asking for the elder rather than getting involved. But the screaming had forced her to abandon the desire to stay out of the fight. And then... all the blood. Whatever the color, both the gold and the red.
Something told her she should have been able to do something, but some other part of her told her she couldn't right now. Not with how she was. So she just kind of stood there after seeing the scene, terror and sadness flooding her eyes. Her hands to her mouth, shaking her head slowly.
Kosumu had run to bleeding girl's side, but Fujin had not been right behind him. She couldn't will her legs to move, and the fact was she was lucky she was still standing. Tears were streaming down her face. Just the sheer flood of emotions. She wasn't crying in the sense that she was shaking or anything of the sort.
And now... glowing? Kosumu was glowing? Fujin tried to will herself out of whatever terrified rut her mind had gotten into. What if the child was in danger? What if that thing that had driven its arm through the downed girl's chest... what if it was still alive.
"B-b-be careful..." she managed to say. It was so terribly muted that it was a good thing her hands had dropped from her mouth a little. Perhaps someone could read her lips.
It was about this time her legs gave out. She collapsed into a kneeling position and sobbed into her hands. The violence... the death... she didn't want to see that! Her long hair now concealed her face as tears streamed down it.
(OOC: If its unclear, the whole situation has just put Fujin into shock. Its not that she knows Beatrice and co, its just... she's not the type of person to react to this kind of situation well. )
Last Edit: Aug 31, 2009 13:28:15 GMT -5 by mugenginga
Post by Firebreath Fishslap on Aug 31, 2009 18:40:20 GMT -5
Beatrice gave a weak smile up at Kosumu. "Pain's no stranger to me..."
Taffy wiped some tears away from his face, and then pulled his glasses off to wipe away the stains on there. Then he blushed, and turned to face Nutcase, forcing his face to turn back to normal again. He failed.
"I think Chip left the Chaos Emerald because he didn't want it... or rather, he didn't need it. The Philosopher's Stone is an amazingly powerful source of energy, plus it's an incredibly powerful alchemical catalyst. Since he couldn't get Dale back from Ms. Dopple, he's likely going to use it to first make a new pair off leechsleeves, though I don't know where he's getting the Doom Energy from to make them sentient," Taffy said. Beatrice, wincing from the slow reconstruction of her heart, looked up at Taffy.
"Probably from that fox that follows Tree around, what's his name... Ark, that's the kid. Since Tree turned Todd into a Slapping Fish of Doom, and Hammy's Doom Energy is tainted, Ark's the only one left, though no one knows how to tap into him yet," Beatrice said. Taffy nodded.
"Then he's probably going to use the Philosopher's Stone to tap into that source of energy, then," Taffy said. He thought to himself. "I don't think Tree's possessed by Soul Edge, though. That was a while ago, when she said all of that stuff, and when I last saw her, she was back to normal. Plus, her familliar's a part time grim reaper, so I don't think she'd be able to let a soul take up residence in her body too."
He seemed concerned still. "I'm more worried about the fact that Ms. Dopple's after us. Not to mention the fact that she was explicitly after Nutcase's lifeforce. She didn't even bother with taking out Beatrice or Climber to get their power sources."
Beatrice winced, and looked up at Taffy. "Who is this Ms. Dopple chick anyways? And on that note, what are these doppelganger things?!"
Taffy looked away. "You mean, you didn't know? They're the whole reason Tree went missing..."
Beatrice hmphed. "I don't keep up on these kinda things, you know! I was too busy NOT DYING for a while."
"Ugh... alright, everyone sit down. This is gonna take a very, very long explanation. And kid!" Taffy motioned to Kosumu. "Can you fix my leg too?"
Post by nutcase17133 on Aug 31, 2009 19:18:38 GMT -5
"This is indeed worrysome..." Nutcase said with a sad look. "Powers like mine-while helpful fighting-are ment to induce laughter, not pain or suffering. When I fight with them, I merely try to annoy or scare a person off rather than harm them. A toon anvil like the one I dropped on Ms. Dopple wouldn't kill anthing, just give said person a killer headache. Because of that, I'm afraid my powers wont be much use on her since she's so determined to kill me-or worse-turn me into one of her kind."
Clown Man then asked "What do we do then?"
Nutcase was far smarter than people often give him credit for. He's definately classified as a mad genius, but it his strict moral code that keeps him from doing anything evil or otherwise illegal with his powers.
After a few minutes of intense thinking, Nutcase said, "We're gonna have to find the others. The group Gantz and I usually hang around with are pretty tough in their own right. We already have Climber with us. As long as he has something to use as a weapon, he'll be pretty much invincible-except in the case of fire, which can kill him. Metal Sonic's got the original Sonic's own skills plus skills only seen in machines such as machine guns, lasers, and missle launchers. But we're gonna need more help to handle Ms. Dopple as well as Chip. And we also need to find their weaknesses, if they have any."
At that moment, a light bulb appeared over Nutcase's head.
"And I know just who to help us with that when the time comes."
Nutcase got weird looks from the others. Climber and Clown Man were the only ones present to grasp the loon's statement. Nutcase then said, "Ok guys, listen up; there's a guy we hang out with who's a real close friend of ours. He comes from the world of the Mushroom Kingdom. He's a powerful weather mage with telepathic powers named Mallow Nimbus. If we can find where he's gone if he ended up here, he might be able to help with finding Chip and Ms. Dopple's weaknesses by peering into their minds. Then it'd be an easy matter of kicking their asses."
Climber nodded eagerly. "Mallow! Yeah, he'll be perfect to help us out!"
A nod also came from Kosumu in regards to Taffy's question. "Just minute!" He said, before turning back to Beatrice. Truthfully, he didn't know what the problem was inside of Beatrice, all he knew was that someone wished for her to get better. All the wish energy needed was a place of origin to stay inside, and a place to be released when it was needed. Or at least, that's how Kosumu knew it worked. His glowing hands continued to hover over Beatrice's form the glowing energy pouring out entering into the girl from the pores.
Just the sight of it, sparked Metal's curiosity, after all, he had never quite seen anything like this before... After a few more minutes, Kosumu finally pulled his glowing hands away, and with one final flash, everything appeared to be done... Well, Beatrice appeared to be getting her color back anyways. "All done!" Kosumu said with a childish smile.
Metal gave Kosumu a curious look before pulling out what appeared to be a stethoscope and pressing it on Beatrice's chest just above... well you know... He was surprised to be greeted with the sound of a heart beat. "Unbelievable..." With that, he put the stethoscope away. "How did... How did you do that?? I don't think there exists a healing magic that can actually replace vital organs like that...!!" The emoticon more then made clear his feelings on this; 'O-O'. "So how were you able to?!"
It appeared a simple question, one which Kosumu giggled beside himself. "Someone wish! I grant wishes!"
This made the robot think a little bit... "So... You were able to do that because someone wished for it to happen?"
Kosumu chuckled a little, nodding, before hopping to his feet and running over to Taffy. "Pretty much!" He then pointed a thumb at himself, "Half-wishing star!"
This lead to confusion on all fronts... "Half..." Metal started...
"Wishing star?" Climber finished looking every bit as confused as Metal.
The boy only chuckled at their responses as his hands glowed again, and the same healing magic was being done on Taffy's leg.
Last Edit: Sept 1, 2009 9:29:47 GMT -5 by gantzgun74
A 90's kid entering into this hard new era with little else then a bit of imagination, ingenuity and the ability to draw connections where few may see them.
Post by nutcase17133 on Sept 1, 2009 10:24:26 GMT -5
"He must be some kind of Star Spirit, or at least something similar..." Nutcase said as he thought about Kosumo's abilities. He then said, "After we find Mallow-if he's indeed on the island-we shouldtry to find Otto and Wally. Even if they aren't the duo we know, Gantz said they can stil help us. I met this other Otto already, so be warned that even thoug he looks, acts, and sounds like our Otto, he isn't our Otto at all. The best I can figure he's an alternate version from a parallel universe."
Post by mugenginga on Sept 1, 2009 11:32:27 GMT -5
Fujin had calmed down a bit, but she was still rather stressed. She pushed herself to her feet and made her way over to the group. She used the sleeves of her robes to wipe the moisture away from her red eyes.
She seemed to be hanging back a bit. It was due to still feeling seperate from the group. Actually, she now felt seperate from Kosumu as well. That power he had exhibited... was amazing. And a little frightening, although she felt bad for thinking of it.
"Y-you will really be all right?" She looked closely at Beatrice, her regal voice coming through despite the stress. She shook her head, "I apologize. My name is Fujin, this is... my friend. Kosumu. I wish we could have been some help during your fight. I am afraid... I am afraid I don't know who I am. Perhaps at one point I could have helped.... Did I hear you say you know the two Kosumu is searching for?"
Last Edit: Sept 1, 2009 11:33:03 GMT -5 by mugenginga
Post by nutcase17133 on Sept 1, 2009 12:10:15 GMT -5
"Well, yes and no. I stated that the Otto and wally we know come from the same world as us. This Otto and Wally are apparently alternate versions of the duo. But I do know Otto all the same. I met him in town on one of the first few days I spent on this hellish island. He was looking for these weird jewels which should help deal with the bugs that took out our respective worlds." Nutcase said as he again cleaned his glasses.
Clown Man then said, "Nutcase was bummed out about how this Otto wasn't the one we knew. I wonder where our Otto and Wally are? Are they even on this island?"