Jun emerged from her dorm, freshly showered and with a new change of clothes. After practically boiling herself with the hot water in the shower, she grudgingly admitted that all traces of slobber and bacteria would've been killed by now.
"Stardust!" She caught sight of the pinkhead just ahead, and jogged towards her, Tien Nu swinging with each motion. She was glad that she had disarmed herself before going to the infirmary, the sword had at least been spared of the grossness known as Melvin.
"Sorry to keep you waiting." She smiled apologetically at Stardust, and they started walking out of the dormitory area. "Looks like that elevator probably needs a day or two to repair." She frowned, walking towards the emergency stairwell door and pulling it open. "That Deo just bombed the hell out of it. He could've waited for the lift repairmen to open it...but I guess it was just too huge a risk especially when it's Blaze trapped inside." She held the door open. "After you."
Just like Jun, Stardust had to make short stop in her dorm for a change of clothes after a sudden exposure from Melvin. She was wearing a black beater now. From the looks of it, the emergency stairwell was the fastest access they have to get to the lower levels. She followed Jun's lead.
After the renovation of Balamb Garden, the lower levels became the perfect prison cells for misdemeanors. Numerous glass prisons were aligned neatly on both sides. Several oil rigs were still visible along the hallway, but other than that, the place looked completely different. They walked further till the end until they reached the end of the hall. What they found was the sturdy round vault, that extended up to the ceiling, with four high-ranked SeeDs stood guard on both sides. The DoTNA officials were definitely being held captive inside.
"This place is beyond your jurisdiction. Identify yourselves."
Stardust showed them her SeeD badge. "We're from the Trinity Mission. My name is Stardust Infinity, she's Jun Kuroki, and we want to have a word with the DoTNAs inside."
The SeeD official stared at the badge for a moment.
"Very well, Ms. Infinity." he said, before stepping aside.
Another SeeD guard cleared his throat. "Please be alert, ladies. They are unarmed and in cells, but they are crazed Defenders, just the same... "
He punched a few numbers into a keypad and slid open the heavy steel door, revealing a corridor plunging directly down the center of a room lined with bulletproof glass cells on each side. One long florescent light tube hung over the corridor, casting an eye-searing blueish light over the whole room.
Jun thanked the guards and nodded at them slightly. She then proceeded to walk down the corridor towards where the Dotna officials were held.
She stopped in front of the first cell, peering inside to see Weiss inside, seemingly staring blankly into the wall. Her brow creased with consternation, even as she rapped on the glass cell wall to get his attention.
"Get up we have something to ask you." She spoke loudly from the outside, her face a mask of menace as she waited for him to respond.
Weiss sat hunched over, his back against the far wall. One leg stretched out flat before him, the other bent. He didn't even lift his head at the sound of Jun's voice.
Suddenly there was a very loud but muffled thumping noise coming from the cell on the opposite side of the room, behind Jun and Stardie. Turning at the sound, they would see Waverly beating her fists into the glass repeatedly, her face screwed into a horribly unattractive mask of pure rage.
"YOU STAY AWAY FROM HIM!!" She screamed at them through the glass. "GET OUT OF HERE!!"
She brought one leg back and kicked the glass as hard as she could. The panel shifted slightly on impact, but of course it wouldn't break--or even crack. It was meant to withstand just this sort of maniac.
"RROOAAAAGGHHH!!" She stepped backward from the glass and clenched her fists, screaming her frustrations. Finally she whipped her head in another direction and paced to the other side of the cell. Her body language was comparable to that of a very angry caged lioness.
Jun almost yelped when a particularly large thump broke the silence that had settled when Weiss Jong failed to respond to Jun's questions. Waverly was screaming at them to stay away from him.
Jun went past Weiss' cubicle to stand in front of Waverly's.
"Are you trying to break your leg?" Jun asked with an innocent expression on her face, although parts of her question was drowned out by Waverly's screams. "Cos if you are, you coulda just asked me, I'll gladly SEVERE it for you, free of charge." She sneered. "There is just something so satisfying about seeing you Dotnas caged here like animals in a circus. And you know what? You deserve it. This is only a little fraction of what you made innocent people go through when you had your way under Adel." She almost wanted to spit at Waverly, but that wouldn't do any good with the glass seperating them. "Scream all you want, while you still have the breath to do it."
Waverly's jaw clenched as she listened to Jun, watching her with eyes hard and full of loathing.
"Whatever it is you want, YOU WON'T FIND IT HERE!!" Waverly barked at her at the top of her lungs, her voice now slightly hoarse. Her gaze flicked over to Stardust, and her already hideous scowl deepened even more.
"How's Reese?!" she shot at her, her lips curving into a vicious snarl. "Dead yet?!"
"It is not smart to withold information from the people holding you captive." Jun glared at him. "I overestimated your intelligence." She paused, a smirk coming to her lips. "I have a mind to throw in our secretly created biological weapon. Let's see if you'll still seal your mouth then. You'd be begging to be let out."
That Melvin would be so useful in here.
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"You say you overestimated my intelligence... " He uncrossed his arms and stretched them high, linking his hands together and yawning. Moments later he dropped them. "You're pretty stupid yourself. You really think they would lock me up in here with Perish still junctioned?"
Jun smirked. "Oh so Perish was junctioned to you. Thanks for volunteering that information." So this means that Perish is somewhere in Garden. I wonder where?
She walked back to where the guards were stationed. Stardust seemed to be entirely engaged with Waverly. Jun decided to let her be. Stardust probably had some serious shit to shout out at Waverly, and she wasn't about to hold her back.
"Hi Sir." She approached the guard who had told her and Stardust to be careful earler. "I have a question. Do you have any information regarding where the Dotna's GFs could've been kept?"
Waverly was too different from how she was the last time Stardust saw her. Right now, she looked like a wild animal. They said wild animals are in their wildest state when they know they are about to be butchered. They weren't going to get something out of her in this state.
"How's Reese?!" she shot at her, her lips curving into a vicious snarl. "Dead yet?!"
Jun moved away to interrogate another one of them, letting her deal with the crazed DoTNA. Deal? Stardust wondered. There was nothing to deal. She couldn't even touch Waverly.
Pausing for a while, Stardust punched the glass cell as hard as she could, aiming straight on Waverly's face. "Not yet," she replied simply. "Because you, your Weiss, and all of you lowlifes will die before him first." Her eyebrows rose, her face serious.
She heard Jun's voice asking where the DoTNA's GFs were being kept. She located her? Her fist loosened, and she pushed herself away from Waverly's cell.
"You should scream some more." Stardust suggested. "You're not loud enough."
/I wonder who will win between you two in a screamfest..../ said Diwata. /Probably her, hmm?/
"Jun!" she walked over to Jun. "Did you find something?"
Jun turned in Stardust's direction at the other girl's question.
"That nice man next to Weiss' cell just volunteered to me that they unjunctioned Perish from him." Jun smirked. "So she's probably being held somewhere in Garden. We just need to find out now where Garden keeps the GFs that they get from prisoners, or those that aren't junctioned to anyone. Makes our job much easier doesn't it? Seems like coming down here was a right decision after all."
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"M'am," The guard Jun had spoken with moments earlier came into the room. "Ms. Kuroki, I'm sorry I didn't have the information you requested a moment ago. Confiscated Guardian Forces are being kept in the Junction Containment Center--it's a smaller office just to the west of the Training Center. I hope you'll find what you're looking for."
He gave a polite nod, before returning to his post.
At Stardust's words, Waverly's horrible expression twisted into various stages of shock and--pain? Only momentarily, though. It became the same gruesome mask it had been, and she let out an animalistic growl.
"Well it's only a matter of time!!" She screamed through the glass at Stardust. "There's no cure for what we did to him!!" Her mouth was twisted into a vicious snarl, her eyes locked on Stardust and harboring only pure hatred. She laughed--not an amused laugh, not a victorious laugh. Not even a sardonic laugh. It was the laugh of someone truly deranged.