[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Sky Pillar, Fifth Floor || Afternoon || 21
The Delcatty looked back at the Charmander and Riolu duo with a slightly raised eye, confused at their sudden silence. Having turned away, she didn't see the psychic bird float close to the window, her eyes focused on the Charmander who went silent and pale. "...Are you alright?"
she tried, her voice quiet.
She was answered by a loud, drawn-out scream, causing her to freeze up in shock and scare. Her eyes went wide and she froze, her fur bristling as the Charmander screeched and fell to the floor, his volume so loud his voicebox would've crushed itself. Tansis could barely move a muscle, looking like the typical shocked cat with bristling fur, arched back and wide eyes as Michael's arms rose to his head, beginning to claw at his skull -- and he never stopped. Even when the skin began peeling away and his claws turned red, he kept screaming and scratching, moving down to his throat where he did the same. Tansis felt bile rise in her throat yet somehow kept it down, even when the Charmander's own paw plunged into his stomach and ripped out his own intestines, the gut flinging around like a disgusting display of gory art. And Michael Heat the Charmander was dead."You dammed bird! Just kill an innocent and then flee! Coward!"
The voice snapped Tansis back to reality, the cat looking up at the Riolu that quickly ran to the window, glaring out in anger. Distracted for a moment by confusion, the Delcatty followed his glare, and... purple eyes met dark red. A shiver passed through Tansis at the sight of the Xatu, seeing the dull, emotionless red. It was a victim of the Epidemic, Tansis knew it to be; but something was different. The bird wasn't like any normal Undead or Infected -- the difference in atmosphere compared to the Flygons Tansis had fought earlier was too great. It stared down at Shaman with its cold, dead eyes, floating closer to the window (or more appropriately, hole in the wall). The Riolu stumbled back, and the Delcatty watched in fear and apprehension, stepping back and feeling the blood of the Charmander hit her back paw.Snap.
The screaming started up once more, except not from the Charmander, but from the Riolu. The Delcatty stared with horrified, yet oddly blank eyes as Shaman began waving his arms around like a deranged chicken, seeing and feeling demons that the Prim Pokémon could not see. His screaming continued, words mixed in the screeching that she could not comprehend, and he only cut off to let the blood drip from his mouth. The liquid began dripping from the Riolu's face, from his eyes, ears, nose, and mouth, adding more bloodstains to the floor in an unreal quantity. The Delcatty watched Shaman crawl, in a last-ditch effort, towards his already-dead Charmander friend before he collapsed and laid, dead: two friends, arriving together, and leaving together."...Fool..."
Tansis's eyes slowly drew up from the sight, watching as the Xatu floated away without care. So that was it? She looked down at the corpses once more, Shaman's hand reaching up towards his friend's body, their pools of blood spreading out on the stone floor and staining Tansis's own paws. Each was a gruesome sight, with the Riolu looking as if he were hit with a terrible plague and died in horrible illusions, and the Charmander having clawed and gutted himself like some psychopathic mental patient. The Harbinger's image returned to Tansis's mind. The creature had barely even tried and it had easily crushed the only two pokémon in the room with her. The only two. Tansis had been left alive."...Ha... hahaha..."
The soft laugh echoed through the suddenly silent room, the Delcatty shakily moving over towards the window-hole and looking out. The Harbinger was no longer in sight, and Tansis's lavender eyes traveled down, now dull and dark. That was it, then. The Infection wins. Not even a blink and two pokémon were gone, their glassy eyes seeing nothing but hell whether it was life or death. She was on the fifth floor, wasn't she? It was pretty far down to the ground. The beach sand surrounding the Pillar looked particularly soft around now; wouldn't it be a nice cushion if Tansis just stepped down? The blood was spreading; it would probably attract some mindless Undead to the room, anyway.
The Delcatty collapsed, lying on the floor with a cracking, dry sob from her throat, feeling empty. What am I even doing anymore?
[ooc: CONGRATS XATU, YOU KILLED TWO POKÉMON AND BROKE ANOTHER |D]