@fraga: @timesiphon: @embargo:
She knew joining this S.T.R.I.K.E team was a bad idea, this was such a BAD idea! She could be sitting in the Illinois University library right now, drinking her usual caramel mocha whatever... while studying about animals. Animals didn’t want to destroy entire cities! But nooooooooo she was here, in Emerald City getting her @ss kicked by an alien giant octopus starfish thing with a giant eye! But she couldn’t think like that, she had to stay focus, she had to look forward, and remember… thousands of people were counting on her to protect them.
“Nova, just hang in there Maya’s on the way to help you guys out. We’re looking to divert more STRIKE heroes to your location.”
“I’m trying, but it’s not looking good down here!” Zoe yelled out, a heated display of her power roared from the palm of her hands at the aquatic beast. While it was obviously doing some damage to the monster, it wasn’t enough to take it down. Itsy was doing her best as well to distract the beast and her agility was top notch, able to acrobatically move out of the monsters attacks with ease. But it was quickly becoming obvious that the young green hero was on her last stretch, she couldn’t keep this up for long.
“I hate to sound like I’m five… but I need a break!” The arachnid hero queued in, continually shooting her webbing onto the beast trying to get it tangled up like a fly trapped in a spider-web.
“Just a few more minutes Itsy! Keep going!” Zoe yelled until, SMACK, an arm slapped into Zoe’s back, sending her flying face first into the ground once more, skidding to a halt in the sand. Even though things weren’t going as plan, they were at least keeping this monster in the beach area and away from the city. That was the main focus right now. With her body aching she looked up to find the angelic samurai dashed into battle. His own display of his own control over his own body movements were beyond her own understanding. Flawlessly he went on the attack… but then… the entire sky turned into a crimson red.
The heroes became distracted, all of them looking up to the sky to see what was going on.
“This is bad.” Zoe whispered, her entire body covered in goosebumps from fear of what could be happening next. Then, the divine swordsman was knocked down by the beast, his attention being drawn away for a second too long thanks to the distraction in the sky.
“Sosuke!” Itsy yelled, worried about her fellow fighter.
And then… the monster began to speak…
"EeeVeery Thingggg DIESSSS"
“Guys… please tell me I’m not the only one hearing voices in my head.” Itsy spoke, confused on where the voice came from.
“Nope, heard it too, it seems like this monster want’s a fight to the death… no more holding back!” Zoe roared as she charged up her flame as Sosuke went back on offense.
“Wait, you’ve been holding back all this time?!”
“Erm… no… but I thought it would sound a bit intimidating…” Zoe admitted, her flames erupted, sending her flying into the sky once more as she caught sight of the young Goddess, Maya. “Bout time.” Zoe mumbled as beast suddenly turned it’s attention away from the three heroes and focused right on her, completely ignoring Itys, Sosuke and Nova.
Maya didn’t waste any time, shooting energy into the overgrown sea monster’s eye, but before the group could cheer.. the beast seemed to actually FEED off of it, growing bigger! “WHAT THE HELL!” Zoe yelled, watching it’s power grow with it.
“I don’t think that worked, lets not do THAT again!” Itsy screamed, swinging out of the way of tentacle, but just barely, she wasn’t going to hold out much longer.
“Oh. That’s not good This thing is like Rubber, It’s almost impossible to penetrate it.”
“Well… rubber can melt, right?” Zoe flew higher, above the monster, showering it with fire, but it didn’t seem to be having the same effect as it did before!
“FooooOOlish Humans….I will devour the heart of your planet. Starting with you STRIKE”
“ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?” the young hero roared more annoyed than anything as it began to levitate off the ground.
“If it starts shooting beams from it’s eye, I’m done!” Itsy partly joked, standing on the ground, shooting webbing upward, trying to ground the monster to prevent it from going anywhere.
“Don’t jinx us web-head!
“It said, “Your planet” Maya said replied “As if it’s not from this world. Unless…guys! This is just a…”
SMACK! Maya was suddenly brought down to the ground by the beast before she could finish speaking. Great, the all mighty and powerful Goddess was just pimped slapped by a sea monster. Great, perfect, this day couldn’t get ANY better!
"Well... that was anticlimactic" Zoe sighed under her breath, all that trouble getting Maya down here and she was already down!
Just then, the eye of the monster began to give a deep ruby glow. “EVERYONE MOVE IT!” The pyro hero yelled as the eye let out a beam of energy, into Time Siphon with deadly accuracy. “SIPHON!” Nova yelled out, “Come on guys! Together!” Maya was down, Siphon appeared to be down, their big guns were out! Anxiety began to fill her chest, she wasn’t going to fail, she wasn’t going to let Emerald City fall, not now, not today!
Making a hard swing Itsy’s body flew across the sky in front of the monsters eye and with a quick few ‘twip twip twip’ the monster’s eye was completely covered in her sticky webbing. “BOOM BABY!” Itsy shouted as she threw another line out, swinging out of the way as Nova came downward on the beast, bringing her fists together and raising them above her head, slamming them downward on top of the beast, using her thermal induced strength to knock the monster unstable, causing it to slam back into the ground while Sosuke was standing ready, unleashing a fury of his own attacks on the ground.
Then Raeyn’s voice was heard from the distance. She wasn’t dead! Quickly Zoe moved out of the way, allowing the Time Siphon to do her thing. Which… didn’t seem much to be honest BUT the beast wasn’t moving, in fact it seemed to be almost withering in pain as it’s once powerful tentacles began to withdraw back towards itself. But it was still moving forward, going from the last of the sandy beaches and making it’s way onto the pavement of the city. People who were stupid enough to stick around the surrounding area where now fleeing in every direction in fear, screaming as the monster began making it’s way towards Raeyn, as if trying to stop her from continuing her attack.
“Hey… where’s the S.T.R.I.K.E building?” Itsy asked, realizing the building that once stood tall was… gone?
“Itsy!” Nova yelled out trying to snap the heroes attention back to the battle in hand.
But as they fought, something began to change… the air became thick with heat suddenly. Looking up at the sky the sun’s heat beat downward towards her, something was manipulating the heat of the sun! People quickly began rushing into buildings, sunburns along their body from just being exposed to the sun for a few seconds.
“Holy-!” Itsy yelled as her webbing melted as she was in the middle of a swing, smashing into a light post before slamming into the steaming hot pavement. “Is it me or is it ridiculously hot!?”
The beast began to give an ominous rumble of a chuckle. “FoooollllsssSssssiiiIIsssshhhh EeearrrTthhhllIinGgGss YyyooOUR EEENnnddD iS NNNOooOW!”
Zoe then began to smirk, this sudden change in temperature was exactly what she needed to give herself a slight edge. “I think you have it backwards, YOUR end is now!” Raising her hands upward towards the raging sun she closed her eyes as she began to soak up the high thermal radiation being produced right now by the sun. Her entire body acting like a battery, charging up, feeling her body become stronger with every second then… opening her eyes they glowed a bright white energy and the once golden flame had become so hot that it was now invisible to the naked eye.
The beast then went on the attack, one of it’s tentacles rushing towards Nova without hesitation in attempt to spear her in the chest. The confident hero threw her arms forward she shot a stream of white fire at the beast, aiming for it’s arm rushing towards her and almost like butter, the arm was began to literally melt it down half way down to the nub. The continuous attack of Siphon weakened the beast tremendously and thanks to the sudden increase in the sun’s temperature, it gave Zoe the extra umph in power to finally give her the ability to do massive damage to the monster.
With a screeching cry of pain the monster began to wave it’s other arms in a panic smashing them into buildings as it’s eye glowed once more, trying to take the heroes down desperately.
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