[ Bebop II: ]
Vi: ... *Looks at Yuuka softly*
*Finally, she gives a heavy sigh, and pulls the Harpie down to sit beside her*
Vi: Yuuka...You've got to understand...Guys and girls don't think about things the same way. I can tell that Moss is very clingy to Shroom - He's obviously helped her out big time, in the past...As childish as it is, one problem is that she probably feels that, if you and Shroom spend time together, she'll just get pushed aside.
*Gently laying an arm areound Yuuka's feathery shoulders, Vi continues*
Vi: And Shroom...He's probably got a lot on his mind. I think he likes you, but there's a thing about 9 out of 10 guys you'll meet. Due to different wiring in their heads, testosterone, or whatever the hell it is, whether they like it or not, they make things difficult. If there's a way to turn a perfectly simple situation into a combative mess, you can usually count on a guy to accidentally - Or purposefully - Find out how.
*Smiling softly, she pulls Yuuka in gently as possible*
Vi: ...I can tell, Shroom loves you. He loves Moss. He loves Ursakune. However...I've got a feeling that he loves each of you a different way. And if he loves you
the way I think
he does, then he's probably just confused at his own feelings, and afraid to approach you about them.
*Winking, she finishes her little pep talk*
Vi: I don't know Shroom as well as you do...But I can tell you this: Uou're very, very
precious to him.
[ Space Station: ]
Zev: *Is wandering down a hall, humming merrily*
*Suddenly, he stops cold - Detecting a powerful presence nearby*
Zev: ... *Looks down a side hall, to the source of this feeling of power*
*A fellow of an alien species is carrying two figures in his tentacles*
Zev: *Smiles* ...You are..."Blue Ring Swordsman" Hyozo, correct?
Hyozo: ... *Chews on toothpick a minute* ... *Inclines head slightly, in a nod* ...Yup.
Zev: ...Normally, I'd leave this be...But I can't simply let a criminal like you walk free. *Gestures to the two he's carrying* I believe those are your own allies. Something go down?
Hyozo: ...Irumok. Beat 'em both. I told 'em not to fight. Got what we came for. Headin' to our ship.
Zev: *Right-hand ring starts to glow with Sun Flames* ...What did you come here to get, hmmm?
Hyozo: ... *Slowly nudges katana from sheath with thumb* ...Yes. Bet you'd like to know.
*Abruptly, Zev has to use both Sun Flame-surrounded hands to block Hyozo's slash*
Hyozo: *Proceeds to release three swift stabs, followed by a diagonal slash from the right shoulder and a slash across Zev's abdomen*
Zev: Hup hup hup! *Uses Sun Flames to fuel a series of dodges - Although the last slash nicks him* Murun~fufufu~!
*He sends a ball of Storm Flames hurtling towards Hyozo*
Hyozo: ... *Makes no movements to dodge* ...Fwoom!!
[ Bralgu: ]
Nabonidus: *Stares at Aeturnus*
*All is silent for a moment, as the darkness continues to gather at their feet*
Nabonidus: ... *Smiles* Hmhmhm. How very obstinate...Very well. I shall lead you to your quarters.
*Before Aeturnus can conceive their movement, he is in a richly furnished, but dim room; complete with a massive bookcase, a fully-equipped writing desk, and what looks like a palacious, walk-in bathroom*
Nabonidus: If you desire anything, will for it to be brought to you. My spectres make excellent servants...However, you must not let them sway you into giving them anything. If you give them one single gift, you'll regret it. Persistent creatures.
*His form starts to fade away, melding into the shadows*
Nabonidus: When I have surmised your true potential, I shall return. Any questions you may have, ask them.
*He stops fading, in a nebulous form*
[ Icy Graveyard Planet: ]
Franz: Cheh. *Forms a massive barrier of Lightning Flames, blocking the knives*
*Throwing his arms out, he sends the blood knives flying back at SMM - Hardened and sharpened even further by the properties of the Lightning Flames*
Violetta: *Rolls backwards repeatedly, gathering Sun Flames around herself*
*With a rising kick, she deflects the beam up into the sky*
Violetta: *Drops, landing on the Sun Ray's back*
*Meanwhile, SMSh and Spitz are fighting rapidly - With unreadable flickers and clashes*
Spitz: *Suddenly ducks, plunging Spectral Shovel into the ground below SMSh's feet*
SMSh: Urk...!! *Falls into the pit that is opened*
Spitz: ... *Looms above* ...
Franz: BOSS, LOOK OUT!! *Throws self in front of Spitz*
*Suddenly, his left forearm is sent flying off into the mist*
*Everyone looks, to see that the mysterious presences felt throughout the entire battle have arrived*
*The darkhaired girl near the center smiles*
Suzuki: So, Giegue Famiglia...What will you do now? You can tell, can't you?
*The group show that they all wear some kind of rings*
Violetta: *Rushes over to Franz, helping him to rest on the Sun Ray*
Spitz: ... ... ...Pull back.
*They rapidly move out, disappearing into the mist*
*The short-in-stature, apparent leader of the group, steps forward*
???: My name is Kozato Enma...Current Boss of the Simon Famiglia...I'm sorry we didn't get here sooner...
*He looks over the three with his strangely sad eyes*
Enma: ...Are you all okay...?
[ Space Station: ]
Zev: Wu-tah wu-tah wu-tah wu-tah wu-tah!! *Throws a Sun Flame-enhanced flurry of punches*
Hyozo: *Skillfully dodges around each punch, incredibly flexible* ... *Unleashes a slash for Zev's shoulder*
Zev: Urk!! *His blood splashes onto the floor from the wound* ...Murun~fufu! *Suddenly smiles, catching the wrist of Hyozo's sword arm*
Hyozo: *Eyes widen slightly, as he tries and fails to pull away with his tentacles*
Zev: *Grins widely, throwing an uppercut blazing with Sun Flames at Hyozo's abdomen* Murun~fufufufufu~!
Hyozo: *Doubles over, the toothpick falling from mouth*
*The Sun Flames form a huge lotus behind him, as he goes reeling away*
Hyozo: *Rights himself, growling* ...Looks like the rumors about you are right. *Prepares to continue fighting*
*Blade pointed upright, held in front of his left shoulder, he moves it in a circular, slow motion to point downward and out at his right hip*
Zev: ...Very pretty moves you've got there. *Begins charging up Storm Flames*
Hyozo: *Suddenly appears above and to Zev's right, crouched against the wall*
Zev: Well, crap in a bucket. *Tries to hurl Storm Flames at the octopus-like alien*
Hyozo: *Lunges without warning, slashing downward*
Zev: Grkkhh! *A wide slash is opened across chest, blood flowing freely* ...You think that'll stop me? *Chuckles*
Hyozo: *Rises up, sheathing sword* ...You may survive the tiger's claws, but what about the serpent's fangs?
Zev: What's that suppo - ...Uuugh... *Lays a hand on chest, giving a wheeze*
Hyozo: Difficulty breathing. *Takes out another toothpick, placing it in mouth*
Zev: *Clutches at test more tightly, groaning*
Hyozo: *Chews on toothpick calmly* Chest pains. Next should be loss of greater motor functions.
Zev: *Stumbles to the side, putting a hand on wall to stop*
Hyozo: ...Guess you've never heard of the blue-ringed harpectos. *Shrugs, turning to leave* ...Hm?
*He narrowly avoids a spark of Storm Flames sent for his head*
Hyozo: *Turns to look at the warrior he's leaving behind* ...Huh. Not too shabby.
Zev: *Has gotten on one knee, gathering Storm Flames - Despite his flushed face, sweating, and labored breathing*
Hyozo: ...Meh. Too much work. I guess you're one of those species who can handle my venom. Whatever. *Turns to keep going*
Zev: *Is forced to dismiss Storm Flames, resting heavily on one hand while holding face in the other*
Hyozo: Hodi Jones will be interested in you, I bet...But I'm gonna take a nap, first. I hope you don't die - Don't often get to fight someone interesting.
*As he heads down the hall to a very small side-hangar, towards a diminutive, generic ship, he takes a drink from the gourd strapped around his shoulder*
Zev: ... *Continues panting, before trying to channel Sun Flames* ...Urrrgh...
*Falling against the wall, he slides down heavily*
Zev: *Slips into a groggy, half-asleep, half-awake state*
*Hyozo's ship takes off*
[ Tournament: ]
*He languidly tosses a ball of gray fire after Keichi*
Wekiga: How boring.
[ Shady Factory: ]
*Suddenly, a figure comes walking into the room where the group is*
Pitou: *Smiles calmly at the group* Hello, everyone. *Looks to Ryoko* So nice to see you're awake.
Ryoko: ...Thanks for this...Nefelpitou. *Smiles slightly*
Pitou: Not a problem, not a problem... *Looks up at the ceiling*
Ryoko: ...You hear it too?
Pitou: Not sure~
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