In these precious milliseconds he had to think, Jax was facing the ultimate choice: Pegasus? Or Himself?
Casting any spell was out of the question --- The crimson light from the growing ball of energy stung his eyes. What would zapping it with a little bolt of Thunder do? If anything, it seemed better not to fuel this miasma of nuclear power with any more magic...
<<You know I'm technically already dead>>
Damn good point.
Galloping out of a ferray of blue mist was the equestrian deity, the light from Adel's fiery orb shimmering through its transparent form.
Gemma felt warmed by the rose glow that surrounded her body. She wasn't going to dare casting an elemental spell on this bestiality of Adel -- who knew what properties it might absorb? No, she was going to face this attack all on her own. No Calypso. Just herself.
From this point on, depending on each of your actions, each one of you receives a varying degrees of damage. The worst being those those who did not get to react immediately, while those who used GFs as shields were completely shielded in exchanged of the guardians being knocked down.
The ground around you sizzles, thin smoke rising here and there. The inside of the castle is now very visible. Further down is an extremely spacious area with no stories at all. A mocking laughter echoes as you come face to face with the biggest sorceress you have ever seen, Sorceress Adel. Standing several meters before you, her ominous aura seems to fill the area around her, her crimson hair floating freely with the air. Rinoa Heartily can be seen suspended on midair, trapped in a Shell barrier. She is unconscious.
"Welcome SeeDs," her voice is like a thunder. "How nostalgic this is..."
With your condition, will you go forward?
------------------------------- OOC: Those who want to heal others, heal, those who want to attack, attack, those who want to writhe in pain, writhe XD TIME TO FINISH THIS
Jun looked around and blinked, temporarily blinded by the impact of Adel's fire ball upon them. Even with Sapphy as a shield she could feel the heat seeping through. Undoubtedly her gf had taken massive damage for her, his scales now a dull grey instead of its original bright sapphire. Kneeling down beside him, she placed a hand on the side of his face, recoiling a little when at the burning upon contact. It didn't look good.
"Who just said he had the pet cottage?" She asked, her eyes searching wildly around the room. Only then did she realise that some of her teammates weren't exactly in prime condition for restoring gfs. Not when they had to restore their own health first.
"Hmmm now which of you has the Curaga spell? Or something that can restore health at once? Please do your part to help the rest." She shot a look towards the hall where Adel stood, seemingly just waiting for them to make a counter move. "I'll try to buy all of us a little time from Adel. But hurry!"
With Tien Nu unsheathed and in hand, Jun rushed into the hall, stopping right in front of Adel. The eerie aura, bizarre appearance and towering frame of the evil Sorceress planted a shiver within her, but Jun was quick to stop it in the tracks. One can never be too careful enough, especially when Adel was a mistress in manipulating the weakness of people to her own fancy, no matter they be her followers or enemies.
"Adel! Let go of Sorceress Rinoa at once!" If she's so good at playing with people's fears and anger let's play with hers too! "And why don't you pick on someone your own age and size, bitch?"
Just now, Stardust felt like hellfire passed through her sides. It was only a good three-seconds but once it was all over, Diwata had shrunk to nothingness. She was in good health though, and that was good. The pinkhead closed her eyes and took a deep breath.
Calm down. Focus. With Adel in front of her, the line between madness and sanity was merely being separated by a hair strand.
She was certain she heard someone claim that he was carrying a pet house. If that were true then Diwata could get revived while....
You let Jun take on Adel alone and be mincemeat so that lil ol' you will find an opening, was what Diwata would have said if she were conscious, Stardust thought to herself. W....what the hell...? Diwata? She really was going insane.
Stardust looked at the others to see if one of them was killed. "If you're alive and breathing well then go and cover Jun! Try to create an opening together and I'll strike her with the Trinity sword! " She called forth Ciceronian and generated three arrows. "If you're not in good condition then...That's just too bad!"
The first thing Jaime saw after opening her eyes was Pupu. His eyes were no longer spiralling, but still.
"Noooooooo PUPUPUPU PUUUPS! That's why I didn't want to summon you!" She crouched down tearfully, cuddling his still body. He wasn't dead but he was in a coma.
"Deoooo give us your pet co--" Half the sentence had rushed out of her mouth before she saw that Deo was out cold too. So was at least half of the people. Jun and Stardust were talking about reviving people and fighting Adel, which she only listened half-heartedly.
"Curaga!" She released the sparkling spell at Deo, looking at the green tendrils of healing magic curling around his body. She looked at Van anxiously. "Van, I think we gotta split up between healing them." She said, gesturing at the injured around. "I'll heal the girls you heal the boys okay?"
Vanesse nodded and quickly rushed over to Jax to revive him with a phoenix down. Be fine, be fine! Growing a bit frantic, she then showered him with a series of Curaga. "Wake up! Wake up!" she shouted, tapping his face repeatedly. She crawled to where Hadrian and Rayden were. They were writhing on the ground, but thank Hyne they were conscious--atleast she thought they were. She casted a massive amount of Curaga spells over them. Were the guys too prideful to not even try to hide behind their GFs? With the exception of Sho, the guys were reckless and stupid.
Yes, even Deo. Her mouth curved upside down. If he had just summoned Drakken, then there wouldn't be any worry like this.
Vanesse stole a glance to where Stardust and Jun were. A few more seconds and the team would recover once more. So hang in there...
Jaime busied herself over dispelling Curaga spells to the girls. The only ones unscathed were either the two of them out in the hall fighting Adel, or Van and herself giving the rest healing magic. And apparently Curaga was not enough to drive away the damage inflicted from Adel's massive attack. There seemed to be little movement from them even after the visual effects of each spell had melted into thin air.
"Hey...you people! Get up now or Adel will be having her way without any resistance! You think your two teammates can stop her by themselves? If then what are you here for? You're so slow-moving! Is that the way Elite SeeDs are supposed to be?"
She sounded unforgiving even to her own ears but they seriously appeared in need of a jolt of "motivational" speech.
It wasn't the first time Stella regretted the fact that she didn't use GFs. In fact for an instant before the pain she almost drew on that nagging voice in the back of her mind. But her reflexes were too slow with anything having to do with magic. There was no way her rarely used Guardian Force would be summoned in time.
Instead the pain rolled over her as she grimaced and bit her lip hard to keep from crying out. The voices of Adel and her team mates all became a blur in the back of her mind. All that mattered was that she stood and fought. Reaching into one of her pockets she slowly withdrew her final potion. The glittering bottle of an x-potion. Without hesitation she lifted it to her lips and drank deep. People were crying out around her and the bright lights of curagas filled the air.
Immediately she felt renewed as the life giving substance flowed through her body. For some reason some of her wounds did not heal, Adel's magic must have made them resilient to the magic potion coursing through her. Glancing around she saw that other people around her were dealing with the same issue. Summoning up all her courage she rose to her feet, her black coat swirling around her.
Drawing her guns from the holsters at her hips she took a deep breath aimed her weapons on the evil sorceress. Memories of her past quickly flashed through her mind. This creature was the cause of her family’s death and why she had been made a slave for so many years. The desire for revenge filled her and let it flow ready to finally take it.
She pulled the triggers on Lyric and Rhyme letting the bullets fly.
Stella's bullets, coupled with Stardust's and Jun's attack, did little damage to Adel as she sends a strong vaccuum to gather everyone in front of her. Together with shutting of the humongous door, Rinoa gives out another shrilling cry when Sorceress Adel begins her metamorphosis. The evil sorceress doubles her size as Rinoa's body sinks inside her, leaving a part of Rinoa's chest and face protruding out of Adel's skin.
"Once the fresh sorceress and my body have merged into one, I will end all of your miserable existence and finish what I have started," she states in a thunderous voice. The smell of death permeates around her and the strong gust of wind swirling about the closed castle has made movement a bit hard. With an amused smile, she suddenly swoops Stardust and Blaze on both of her hands and starts squeezing them. Halfway in the air, she aligns them, threatening to smash them on one another.
Blaze gasped for air as she she was swept off her feet and squeezed like a rubber toy. Adel's hands were like a boa contrictor- her fingers were wrapped around Blaze's waist in a deathgrip.
As lightheaded as she was, Blaze could clearly see that Adel had someone else in her other hand. That someone.... was none other than
Oh Hyne... not Stardust... was Blaze's only thought as she suddenly felt herself shoot foward and collide heads with the pinkhead.
"AHHHHHH DAMMIT, IT HURTS!!!" Blaze screamed in helpless fury. Once again she felt herself rocket foward and a splitting pain shot through Blaze's head. It felt like she was being slammed against a concerete wall again and again.
It shouldn't hurt this much!! I thought Stardust's head was Hollow!
Adel was gleefully bashing Stardust and Blaze together like a pair of cymbals.
"US!!!!!!!!!" Blaze was yelling loudly, spit flying from her mouth.
The Trinity Sword fell on the ground as soon as Stardust was lifted off. Her eyes widened and shut close as the impact of Blaze's head almost cracked her skull. In a split second, she wondered if that was a head or a bowling ball. She definitely couldn't take another one!
WHAM! That was the second time. After the second time, there was the third and the fourth and the fifth. By the seventh time, she was insanely mad.
"SOMEBODY.HELP.US!!!!!!!!!" Blaze shouted in between the slamming.
"THE SWORD!!" Stardust shouted, almost screaming. "GET THE SWORD AND KILL THIS B!TCH!!" she screeched in one breathing after she was slammed on Blaze once again. She felt like her head was damp. Blood? The goo ran into her eye. It wasn't red. Stardust's eyes suddenly became swathe with fear. No, it's sa...saliva. It's Blaze's saliva!
"DO YOU HEAR ME?!" Stardust shouted, hysterically this time."DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS!! DO SOMETHING NOW!!"