Post by Aileen on Dec 13, 2020 21:50:55 GMT -5
Vella is falling fast, and I realize too late my stupidity. The helmet, which I thought would protect me, disintegrates! S***, I forgot about it’s limitations- it only works in the castle, not plummeting 600ft to my death! Oh, how I miss being an angel, when I could just sprout wings whenever and-
Oh, f*** the ground is getting really close! This body is only a day and a half, I’m too young to-
“I’VE MADE A MISTAKE!!!!”
“Alastrine, what in the hells were you thinking, young lady?!”
I lay on the floor looking up at a bedraggled Vella, looking about as good as I feel.
“Honestly? I wasn’t,” I sit up, groaning at the aches and pains of my shattered bones now mostly pulled back together. “I thought I could save you, and realized too late I couldn’t do s***.”
“You know I can turn into a bird!”
“Yah, well, I’m not used to not being able to sprout wings... and I was going to cushion your fall, but that stupid helmet!!!”
If it weren’t for Nikola trading his circlet of blasting for the dragon to give us a lift, Vella and I would have been eaten or beaten by giants.
“Don’t worry, Nikola, I’ll have Drexy buy you a new tiara!”
“I want that one, though. It’s special.”
Nikola wants revenge on the tricksy bastard of a dragon. The dragon wants us to kill the giant homunculus. The homunculus wants us to kill the dragon. The dragon apparently just wants to see us suffer. It’s a never ending circle of vengeance that’s not going to get us anywhere, but we hunt down the homunculus anyway.
It dies, we continue searching the castle. Nikola climbs on a statue, which turns into a horrible ropey monster and nearly kills him. Vella’s fairies turn it into a rat and she tosses it out an arrow slit. Close call.
We find the dragons room... being raided by the homunculus we killed. Great, just great! We kill it again, but then Otto finds us searching his room and then uses the fireballs against us.
“Sorry, Otto!” I try to make peace. “The homunculus was in your room, and we were just trying to make sure he didn’t... um, s*** in your room somewhere-“
“I’ll make it up to you! You can gas me! Remember how fun that is?”
He blows his dragon smoke on me, and.... nothing happens.
“You were supposed to turn into a dog!” He growls. “Very well!”
We end up running. So, that’s both bridges in this place burned. We continue searching, until we come to a room with a scroll behind glass that immediately attracts our wizard’s attention. Two bats, roosting in the room, fly down and attack him. I take them out with my cool new blasting powers. Unfortunately, they turn into nycaloths.
The other two want to run, these things being totally out of our league, but I don’t run. I’ll kill these things or die trying!
And, I very nearly do. I pull out my sword and get to work, fighting side by side with my magical weapon. My new patron has given me some very interesting abilities, and I find I’m able to unleash a fury that scares even the nycaloth.
“Thanks magical sugar daddy!” I call out.
“What?! You have some explaining to do, missy!” Vella calls.
“It’s fine! He’s nice!”
“You can’t just make pacts with strange men!”
“Yes you can!”
I slay my nycaloth, and move to the one killing Vella and Nikola. It claws the ever living s*** out of me, but even as the last of my strength begins to fail, we finish it off.
“You look a little pale, dear. And I thought we got rid of those nasty fangs, why are you still trying to look like a vampire?” Vella says, using her sleeve to clean my cheek.
“What? I’m not wearing them!”
Nikola walks across the room, standing in front of the scroll under glass.
“Does this count as an emergency?” He asks.
He smashes the glass, unleashing whatever horrible monstro- oh, it’s literally just a scroll.