Rictus watched intently from within the shadow of a nearby tree at the scene before him. First, two massive predators had saved a Linoone from being eaten by an infected. Although they look just as likely to eat him as the raging monster. Yet despite this sign of benevolence, harsh words were tossed about by the Krookodile and a Luxray. Threats and all sorts of nasty things that made the Gengar chuckle darkly.
Was that a rumbling in the earth he felt? His curiosity was quickly satisfied as another infected burst from the soil with a roar. But it too was destroyed after a brief struggle and a powerful blast from the reptile that narrowly missed the cat."Interesting."
Murmured Rictus as he slid silently from the shadow of the tree to slip into the shadow of the great lizard as it and the others moved quickly into the safari zone. The rain and thunder masking his voice.
Silent as smoke, The Shadow Pokemon followed the trio, keeping himself completely submerged within the shadow of the Krookodile as the Luxray stopped to dig up a cluster of fresh-looking berries. Some of which he placed in front of the obviously injured Linoone.
The crocodile said something. It was hard to hear over the shadows that whispered to him. But a name, he heard it's name, 'Bino'. This was good, names had power.
The whispering grew louder as he remained hidden in shadow. The voices where the reason so many of his kind went insane. The voices, whispering and muttering every time he used The Shadow."Kill them. Kill them all..."
They murmured. "Gouge....slice...so crunchy sweet...to snap the bones...to drink the veins...blood... the blood... so tasty..."
Rictus snapped roughly back to himself, mentally forcing The Shadows back. He wouldn't be able to stay hidden much longer, he had already Used far to much recently. Over thirty-six hours in Shadow. To much Shadow was dangerous, especially went he hadn't eaten a Dream in a while. It made the whispering start.
He'd have to show himself soon, before the reptile's cold-blood noticed the drop in temperature that heralded his presence. He didn't like that. If things turned ugly, the Linoone would be no problem, wounded as it was. But the other two... Despite a visible limp, the Luxray was obviously formidable and the Krookodile had a type-advantage. He wouldn't be able to take them both without feeding on blood and he wasn't going to that. Not after last time.
((Ooc: By "Use" it means, hiding or manipulating shadows. The more he "Uses" the more the shadows whisper. A little gibbering insanity anyone? :P))