Hlaoroo wrote: ↑Thu Sep 15, 2022 10:18 pm
Taken by surprise, Ted is sent flying and temporarily stunned like the others. Fortubately his helmet takes the worst of the blow and he's soon back on his feet. Although few can match his running speed, the eagle has a head start and so the hare arrives just in time to see the carnage as the bird breaks free of the cage.
Watching the rest of the Kaiju peel out behind his mother/the Doctor, Mist releases a coughing sigh of relief, trying to avoid heaving as he crawls against the wall. His breathing is harsh, his movements rigid as he collapses against the wall, facing the decimated doorway. He wasn't hurt - well, he had no new injuries. But his very mind seemed broken. Every rational thought was clouded in static, and only now that he was alone was it finally, slowly, starting to clear - he needed to go downstairs and be a soldier, right -
Krytus The Dreamer wrote: ↑Thu Sep 15, 2022 2:12 am
The ground shook with Richter's mighty stomp causing four stone walls in a wide area to erupt from the ground each side three layers thick. Richter then rushed over to a nearby wall and slammed his two fists against it causing a chunk of the second floor to fall on top of the eagle. Rather than squash the eagle the chunk was supported by the four walls Richter created effectively caging the bird.
The very floor Mist clings to for stability quakes as a sizeable portion collapses. Not anywhere near him, thankfully, but as the tremors shake the very earth he covers his head, the panic returning. I can't I CAN'T I can't do this I CAN'T DO THIS
CyberDragon wrote: ↑Thu Sep 15, 2022 12:46 pm
[...] The blow connected with a thunderous BOOOOM!!!!
The Roc flew backwards down the hall, causing the Cerberus, Dire Wolf, and Golden Fox to duck out of the way as Raul the Eagle exploded through Richter's walls, sailing past Tigress before smashing straight into the wall at the end of the hall. The Eagle was embedded in the reinforced concrete and steel, out like a light. [..., plus vaguely audible shouts/screams from downstairs]
Once more the floor beneath him quakes, the weakened structure damaged further. There's nothing further he can do to shield himself. He's perfectly safe. That fact does nothing to stop his own scream of terror, quickly breaking into tears and ragged gasps as any hope of showing a soldier's resolve vanishes completely. His thoughts are scattered beyond comprehension, his awareness filtered through the lens of this all-consuming terror. Even through tears, his struggle is muted, having bit down on his arm to muffle his shouts and breathing.
I'm going to MURDER him. I'm going to PLUCK each and every FEATHER and then RIP-
Tigress plots calmly, gliding through the halls after the decided prey, only to be stopped by the roof collapsing on top of him. She turns to face the entrance, assuming that one of the beings out front had done it, and gives a bewildered shrug. ONE MORE <^^|^^> THING I SWEAR-
CyberDragon wrote: ↑Thu Sep 15, 2022 12:46 pm
[The bird uncages the bird]
Something happened. Something only Tigress would be able to fully witness. For less than a second, Heather's life force, her energy, her strength, all of it spiked at once to be comparable to her own for the half second it took for the Colonel's fist to reach the Roc's abdomen. The blow connected with a thunderous BOOOOM!!!!
The Roc flew backwards down the hall, causing the Cerberus, Dire Wolf, and Golden Fox to duck out of the way as Raul the Eagle exploded through Richter's walls, sailing past Tigress before smashing straight into the wall at the end of the hall. The Eagle was embedded in the reinforced concrete and steel, out like a light. Four people who weren't there before, two humans and two dingos, lay sprawled out and unconscious on the ground. Tigress would recognize one of them as the hunter who tried to attack them at their interview. The others were the hunters who attempted to attack Mordecai, Ryan, and Wildfire.
Meanwhile, Colonel Heather's expression of shock was overshadowed only by her expression of pain as she gripped her now mangled arm. "FFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!!"
She fought back screaming. "DOC!!! SERVICES NEEDED!!! NOW!!!!!!"
And there's no world in which she wouldn't be watching a hand-to-hand engagement like this. Especially when one combatant is her 'superior' (supposedly) - and the other is a Kaiju corpse-in-the-making. Her acceleration towards the breakout site stops completely as she watches the fight, growling softly as she notes the Colonel quick-draw something Ruinous... and then go completely silent.
Sure. There was a chance she'd mis-sensed something. Everything she knew said that wasn't possible. Only the Shaman could manipulate Life so directly. But, if nothing else, the uneasy feeling in the back of her mind wouldn't let her believe that. With a casual step to the side, she lets the Eagle fly by, her anger placated by the result. For several seconds she struggles to take her eyes off of Heather's suddenly depleted Aura. An almost childish fascination engulfs her until she finally manages to shake free, running her hands against her face as if she could simply wipe the morning's events off and start over. No such luck.
The Rescue ATV's speakers finally buzz back to life as the Ranger zips out of the tunnel, bouncing along the dilapidated concrete of her usual off-track. Humming along, Cherry pulls her phone from the cupholder, quickly unlocking it and beginning the chain of commands.
"Alright, Siri, take a message! TEXT MARK."
The phone dings a confirmation, requesting the message content. She gives a quick glance to confirm it's the right
Mark, then begins to speak between leaps alongside the road. "Hey hey Mark! It's Cherry, Comms asked me to check in and see if you and your special guest need a pick-up! The evac van fleet will be a few minutes behind me, but we need to know what you're up to because Pestilence is on his way, and, you haven't told anyone if you've got a ride yet SO-"
There's a brief pause as she corrects her course, slipping between a few slight hills before finally ending the curve by reuniting with the road. "-yeah, I'll be in town in like two minutes, but you need to tell Comms where we're going. We can go meet up with Chef and his newbie, or we can get your guy straight to a shelter. I'm in the RAT so I've got five free seats."
She finishes a small melody as she reviews what she's supposed to do, finding her communiqué good enough. "Call me back! Bye~"
Once more she quickly glances off the road, tapping the SEND button and hoping that it was intelligible.