Rory was swinging the plane out towards the ocean to prepare setting up her sights for going into the hanger when a dark shadow knocked her off her game. She barely got it down safely on the water when what ever had hit her started to attack the front of the plane. Quickly she loaded her modified flare gun and fired point blank range when it paused for a moment after ripping off the nose. The vials of elephant tranquilizers sank deep into the creature's chest, it was more then enough to kill it. Rory reloaded and shot again when it made a move towards her. It whimpered and then fell backwards into the water. "Flack are you in the hanger yet?" She said on her headset. "No worries I'm coming fully packed. " She looked towards the now open cliff's face and saw the gun boat screaming towards her. She relaxed and then the beast exploded out of the water and headed straight for her its maul open showing shark like rows of teeth while its body seemed to be changing yet. A mutation, she swallowed hard as she jumped into the water. Where it seemed to hesitate before flapping up and away into the innocent clouds above. Rory then slowly swam up not wanting to be hit by the gun boat above.
Fenton had made it down, in and out quicker then he'd ever moved before as he'd seen the creature miles out when he'd been floating down. It had even paused in its position as if surprised at his appearance. Fenton had shaken his head at the creature in disbelief as it reminded him of some kind of gargoyle or maybe a demon.....which made him worry about Rory. As she was a closer victim then he was, and closing in by the minute. When he had 8 feet to go he'd cut the lines and landed on top of the secret staircase inside the keypad boulder. He usually opted for the stairs,but with that thing out there he shoved his claustrophobia and took the emergency tube. Fenton had then wobbled to the gun boat that Column kept for fishing. Nearly hitting the rising door in his haste to save his girl. He nearly went mad when he'd seen the plane its nose torn off, the cockpit exposed, he feared the worst. When he heard the two shots and watched the thing fall. Only to rise up like some evil dream and watch his woman jump for her life. Fenton unloaded the two prepared harpoons into the monster's calves, but instead of the scream of pain. It merely snorted as its blood melted the metal shafts before flapping off. Fenton saw Rory's hand wave up before her lovely head crested the water to take a tentative breath and scout around for the beast. "He flew off. Are you alright?" He said as he jumped in and helped her up onto the water step on the back of the boat. Rory sucked on her lip before putting her teeth into them...."Rory?" When she'd been small she used to have nightmares about such creatures. Her Irish grandfather always telling scary tales, but to her they'd always been tales not real. Now....now they were real. "Oh Fen. hold me." Fenton wrapped her shivering body in his arms. His fearless asp had never shown fear until today. "We need to warn the people but how?" Fenton kissed her cheeks at her question and smiled softly. There was his girl. " Maybe we weren't the only ones whose seen it, but for now lets go in dry off, eat and see if we can catch that thing on one of the satellites mom's been paying for. I don't know if we could call ourselves lucky to catch it or damned. I suspect both." Rory snuggled closer to Fenton's model chest. His arms squeezed and then he moved her to the bench seat where he put a blanket over her shoulders as found the ski rope for towing in what was left of the plane. "Guess I'll owe the boys at the base one sea plane when we get this venture over with." Rory rubbed her arms, still feeling the stories last dregs melt away. She smiled. "Better send the money, with what we just ran into I'd say we're going to be here for awhile." Rory then helped him rig up the plane to the boat and bring it into the hanger.
The monster called Billy, had been invited to a casting party for a new movie. His agent had said the backers were looking for fresh faces that hadn't been overly used. Innocent and young. Well he was still in his 20's, late 20's but still. Plus they were loaded, offering full contracts and enough money to get him a decent house instead of the dried out bungalow he was living in. The party had been all he'd hoped for, dreamed about him and his agent had gotten into his rented corvette when things had gone from great to bad to worse as his stomach, head and eye sight suddenly went off the page. What his ears could still hear was that he wasn't the only one. Not only his agent but at least 2 others were in the same straights as they were and then like an angel from heaven he lost consciousness. Only to wake up to a nightmare. His body had been placed into some vat, breathing and feeding tubes had been implanted into him. He tried to move his arms and had to blink as the skin had gone black and rough. His hands....were claws and twice as large....was he in some movie? He pinched his side and grimaced as pain radiated from the spot.....No this....this was him! He sliced through the chrysalis pod and into the man on the other side. He screamed, but it came out not as a human but the monster he'd become. The wings that had lain flat on his back furled out and caught the air from the vents. To which he fluttered into a darkened corner. Until he found the door had been opened and flew out into the world. He flew for hours hiding in the trees and clouds and then he saw the man floating down in a parachute. He paused caught between his own fear and the fear his new body would cause. Billy knew the man had probably seen him, but then he saw the shinny metal skin of the sea plane. The woman at the wheel was an exotic beauty he sniffed.Even with the woman enclosed he could smell her delicate scent. His body reacted before what was left of his human mind could. Billy's talons ripped off the nose of the plane and started to make for the woman. When she shot something at him and then again when it didn't do anything to him. As it was his body absorbed the drugs and dissolved its effects, but not before he fell back into the water. Where the salt water began to eat at his new body. Springing up he saw the woman, her eyes filled with a deep fear. There was a roar of a boat coming towards him and then a swish of harpoons cutting through his calves. Strangely enough though he didn't feel it. Not even a twinge. He just looked down and saw that what he had for blood was eating away the shafts of the harpoons till the heads and tails dropped off into the water. As for the woman, she had jumped into the water. He sagged and then flapped off into the clouds to hide. As night fell he found a small empty court to rest in, only to have to fight other creatures that had strange holes in their bodies. So far he'd won all his battles, but even he knew it was just by luck and luck especially his would sooner or later run out. That was then he found his newest opponent not a monster but a four eyed young man not even 20.
Jamie sat with Mira as they loaded themselves onto the bus. While Lips pretended not to even see the reaper that sat at the back of the bus. Jamie eased her head onto Mira's shoulder as if she were asleep. Her nose twitched uncomfortably and she looked up at the back of the buses advertisements and saw the reaper. She nearly burst out laughing, the kid looked like he was some wanna be 80's band member. Wanna be most definitely. Then she smelled something off, too off. She flashed away, leaving the three of them to wonder and explain. Jamie blinked as she found herself witnessing an Archer battling ah.....she sniffed again. It was confusing. It smelled like a human but had the appearance of a gargoyle statue. Uryu saw the girl suddenly out of the corner of his eye. Just as he drew a bead on the monster. "Get out of here! Get out of here now!" Jamie blinked at him. "Huh? But don't you feel how he's different. You are an Archer, aren't you?" Uryu frowned at her. "What do you mean by Archer? I'm a Quincy!" Jamie rolled her eyes. "Archer-Quincy it doesn't matter. You know what I mean. Oh for God's sakes." Jamie stepped forward and breathed in and out, clearing her mind and praying that the power would answer her. She smiled as she felt it bubble up from her stomach. Her hands and voice raised. "Unbind and show thy true self. So say I, Mistress of the Soul Forge. Heir to the throne of Glory Flower. Humble servant of the Arch-Angel Michael and the Lord of All." Uryu tried to understand what the girl was saying, but it sounded too ancient. Too refined for just a mere youth. He looked up at the monster its mood had become much more civil. Billy crouched down to the girl, he could understand her. His mind started to fight back, fighting to remain more human then monster. Jamie pushed more of her power into the beast trying to untangle the mess the poor creature was in. "Help me, please." Jamie put her hand on his shoulder. " I will try, but we cannot have you out in the open. It is far too dangerous. Especially with those who cannot understand you and while you are in danger of losing your humanity." Jamie huffed and puffed bringing up what she'd only read in her training manuals. The Gem of Holding. A traveling soul smith's way of holding an errand hollow or a very upset ghost. Sometimes all they needed was some cooling off time. She hoped she hadn't forgotten anything in over the 3000 years she hadn't been able to read the manual. "Do what you can. I will not move." Jamie planted her feet, and began to draw the earth's energy up and into her body. Fire flowed burning up her throat and into her fingers before becoming lava. As it made a circle around the beast, it cooled turning into obsidian. Where it grew up into tall walls that rounded until it made itself into a ball of obsidian. The beast inside it. Jamie began to shake as she felt the strain on her body. Her hands finished the job. The prison of obsidian grew smaller when her hands pressed together until it was as small as a bead on a necklace. Then she knelt to the bead and tucked it into her empty 3rd heart's chamber. Her body finally giving out, in front of Uryu.