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His reckless approach however meant he was prime for being hit. Kaneki let out a feral yowl as a shaow ball impacted into his side, sending the ghost sprawling across the ground. He rolled once, twice, three times before he could get his feet under him, claws scraping across the ground as he launched himself forward again, not wanting to leave himself on the ground for long. This motherfucker would not be the end of him, Kaneki would make sure of that. Adrenaline surged through his system to shove away the pain of the attack, though later he knew he would be hurting from that shadow ball.
The damned fucking laugh of this marowak was quickly getting on Kaneki's nerves. He didn't like anyone who felt so self important in themselves that they could laugh when fighting someone, but this bastard just rubbed him raw anyway with his stupid way of talking. ”That Charizard’s hesitation might have kept him from being killed upon initiation. Regardless of that hesitation, he’s after all a freak and his purple scales makes him unfit for life.” Kaneki snorted and lunged himself at the marowak again,determined to feel the damned things blood underneath his paws.
He could see those other shadow balls being formed, and this time he was being more wary. He wasn't a fool, that attack that'd hit him earlier had hurt, and he wasn't in any hurry to get hit again. Still, had to attack, if he didn't, if he failed to protect Hide and the others, then this thing would get to them too. The image of Alirah and Plant slided apart by this thing's scythe filtered through his mind and Kaneki's stomach dropped. No. I refuse to let that happen. He thought, lips pulled back in a snarl as he lunged for the other ghost again with a shadow ball of his own to counter the ones he was charging up.
The other ghost was focused on Shadow now, something that Kaneki took full advantage of once he saw the distraction. He lunged for the marowak and fired off his shadow ball to cover his approach, his long tails and white smoke whipping about like wildfire. ”Come then purple demon, let me harvest your soul for its power.” God, did this guy ever shut up? It was like he loved the sound of his own damned voice! Kaneki hissed, ready to lunge for the ghost when he was forced to skid to a hald when Shadow's hulking ass suddenly charged in front of him with a roar of anger.
"You have no honor in your heart or soul. Resorting to calling me something of my color..... YOU WILL PAY!" Planting his feet hard into the mud and the dirt, Kaneki skidded to a halt, snorting out a growl as he watched Shadow attack the marowak with reckless abandon. That dumb fool, he'd end up getting himself injured doing that! Kaneki watched Shadow attack as he tried to find an opening to get in and attack without getting in the way of the hulking fire type's attacks.
Damn it... this was much harder than he expected. Kaneki growled, before stalking around to try and attack the other ghost from the back. With Shadow keeping him distracted on dodging his attacks, that meant Kaneki would have an easier time attacking from the back. He charged up a shadow ball of his own and shot it at the marowak's back, before charging forwards to lunge himself at the other ghost. He was determined to get his fucking claws into this guy.
Hide's mind was spiralling, and his brows were furrowed as he thought. He shouldn't have left Kaneki there alone, he knew how he got when he was in a fight. What if he acted too rashly? What if he got hurt, what if Shadow got him hurt? Kaneki wasn't used to fighting with other people around, and sure the spectreon was smart, but he didn't know how to work around someone who was impulsive as Shadow seemed to be. Hide frowned, his ears twisting back to show his nervousness. Damn it... I should've gone with him. He thought to himself, though a brief glance at Alirah made him sigh softly.
No, he had to stay with these guys. He wouldn't leave Alirah with the kids alone. Kaneki needed to have the peace of mind that he was safe to fight properly, and Hide knew that. He knew that if he was worried about his beau, Kaneki wouldn't be able to fight at 100%.
But he still didn't like it.
“I’m so glad I haven’t had a chance to see it, I probably would’ve fainted,” an ear twitched at Alirah's voice and he was pulled from his thoughts at her comment, stifling a little chuckle as he smiled at her joke. “Thank you, Hide.” He put on his brave face for her sake, pushing his thoughts to the side for now. He didn't have the time to be worried about Kaneki, he had to be cheery for Alirah and the others! They needed some sense of normalcy here, especially after that nightmare of a sprint from their old shelter.
If that meant his own concerns had to be put to the wayside, so be it. Hide wouldn't let himself be the reason their already low morale got lower. He had to keep boosting the others up! He was the sunshine of the group after all, someone had to conteract Kaneki's gloomy nature, and Hide knew how to do that better than anyone considering how long he'd lived with the spectreon. He could deal with his own worsening thoughts later, once they were out of the fire and were settled further.
"Those Pokemon- that Pokemon wasn't a friend!" Plant's stressed voice pulled Hide's chocolate eyes over to the poor kid, and he couldn't help the nagging thought in he back of his mind that returned with a vengeance. He's right. There's no guarantee that these newcomers are friendly. They could be just as dangerous as the psycho Kaneki is fighting right now. He frowned, ears tiwtching as Plant continued his stressed protests, "these ones could be bad too!" Hide shook his head, paws coming up to tap a few times at his orange furred cheeks, eyes closing. He opened them after a moment and flashed Plant a winning smile.
"Hey, hey, easy bud. Even if it turns out they aren't friendly, we'll figure something out, okay? Just take a breath, Plant, it'll be okay." He said soothingly, tail wagging slowly as he looked back over at Alirah after a moment, turning to follow after her as the umbreon led them further into the building. Hide's hackles prickled up a little as they wandered in, a shock rolling up his spine that made him shudder and shake his head quickly to chase away the feeling. Ugh. This place gave him the creeps...
It seemed Plant shared his sentiments. "I don't like this place." He hummed his agreement to Plant's soft whine, dropping back a little so that he could walk beside the little grass type. His short claws tapped on the floor as he walked, huffing out a low breath. "Its... unwelcoming." Well, he sure as hell wasn't wrong. The stone walls, and creept looking carts everywhere were... unsettling to say the least. Still... he'd seen far more decrepit places in his travels with Kaneki.
"Lets hope that the creepy factor keeps everyone else away from here, huh?" Hide joked with a chuckle, shaking his body out again and rubbing behind his neck under the blue metal around his neck. Still, he kept an eye out as they walked further in, keeping his eyes on the bright form of Alirah ahead of them. At least it'd be near impossible to miss her in the dark here.
“Maybe they were humans, or even the Factory employees,” her pondering brought Hide's attention to the cots and other various beds around them, humming himself at the thought. Possibly... the flicking of pages got his attention and he looked over as Alirah flicked through the pages of a magazine, tripping over a piece of metal once he realized what he was looking at. Hide barked out a sharp laugh and then immediately covered his muzzle with a hand to stifle the rest of his immature giggling.
Kicking at the nude magazine with his foot to close it again, Hide tried and failed horribly to stifle his giggling, looking away from where he'd kicked the magazine underneath a cot. "Snrk-- Well, I'm sure no pokemon would be looking at stuff like that. So--" he paused to snicker again-- "I think that worker idea isn't too far off, Alirah."