edited 6th Aug '12 1:54:34 PM by HouraiRabbit
"I don't even—" Jeff said in confusion, "You said you aren't a hero, Gold, right? And this Little Mustang here is obviously a superhero, of the most passive-agressive and dickish sort. So are we gonna do this then," He pointed to the girl, "me lighting you up only for you to disperse the fire, ending in me being forced to just close to melee and throatpunch you into submission?"
She turned to Dollar and said: "Excuse me, do you mind holding this" — she indicated her bag — "for me while I trash him?"
"One last chance to back down, mister," she told Jeff. "And politeness wouldn't have hurt, either."
"What's the point of being public if no-one ever remembers you?" she complained to no-one in particular. Back to Jeff: "Now, seriously. I'm not going to kill you or anybody. As I said: Third degree burns. That'll put you out of commission for a while — can't do much if you're hospitalised, neh? Now, decide: back down or get burned."
The woman collided with Jordan without thinking, mind too wrapped up in her own frustrations. Falling to the floor, she stared at the ground, mix of emotions bringing her eyes to water. Then she looked up at the person she ran into. A gentle and sympathetic expression on Jordan's face looked down at her and already she felt some of her hurt uplift. With a nod she wiped her eyes a bit before taking his hand, rising from the ground. "T-Thanks, but I'm alright..." Then she froze. She remembered the detective still fighting against her creator. She had no idea what he could do, but... Dammit, I'm an idiot for leaving James alone with him...! "I'm sorry. I need to help someone." Quickly she turned around and began to run the way she came.
James ducked under the swing of the dollmaker's saw, tackling his head against the creep's stomach and sending both of them toppling down. A saw?! How the hell did he fit a saw in there?! Quickly backing off, his arm was still stuck on the dollmaker's rope as he tried to tug himself away. Then the bizarre man swung at him again. "Gah!" James swung his wrist to the side, blocking the saw with the rope, loosening the cords. With a yank, the bit of rope tore away and James could freely retreat, quickly getting it off his arm. The dollmaker then rose.
edited 6th Aug '12 6:37:22 PM by nman
Rosette meanwhile heard someone moving in the junkyard she was practicing in, so with a start that almost made her jump in fight she dissolved her shadowy claws and turned to find... a woman eating a fork? "A-Ah...? Hello?"
Like stealing from a baby thought Lycoris as she finished downloading the data from her target. A baby which right now was snoring loud and would stay that way even if a marching band made a parade in his room. Such a busy man needed some good rest every once in a while, and Lycoris was more than happy to facilitate that. However, soon Sophie would find something she didn't expect to find on her mission as the door to the bedroom opened and a sleepy looking child walked inside "Daddy... I can't sle-" The girl's eyes opened up wide as they saw the thief about to reach the window and make her escape. Apparently, tonight was daddy's custody time. So much for a perfect crime... In another time, Lycoris might have done differently... but tonight she just raced to the window of the skyscraper and then jumped outside to a free fall of hundreds of meters.
edited 6th Aug '12 11:21:18 PM by wikkit
edited 7th Aug '12 2:40:30 AM by HouraiRabbit
"You might want to put some distance between you and him," she told Dollar. "My control isn't perfect."
"Maaaruow!" Darktail let out a sound at being discovered. She sensually held onto the roop upside-down, her legs wrapped around it and keeping her from falling. "I have a better idea...Why don't I take the Eye all for myself, I kick your ass, and I give you a little show as thanks!"
edited 7th Aug '12 5:45:33 AM by Saturn
As the three superpeoples* locked in a standoff conversed, people not paying attention could notice the small crowd of birds that had formed. As the Liontamer entered, the group seemed to have grown. Pigeons, Ravens, Seagulls, a couple hawks and a stray flamingo from the Municipal Zoo lined the roofs. A few were chattering amongst themselves, but most were silent. Looking down at them.
edited 7th Aug '12 8:31:35 AM by wikkit
Jet walked out of the apartment, down the stairs, and out the front door towards his car. Some civilian was pestering the uniform standing outside the door, but hopefully he could get back to his car before she noticed him.
Stalwart sighed. "You know, I was seriously considering just, you know, taking you to dinner or something, having a little conversation, you know? Turns out that's not going to work." Stalwart then flipped up his visor and reached in, rummaging around inside himself. Seconds later, he had a key in his hand. "The Curator was nice enough to give me one of his spares. I don't need to beat you, I just need to keep the gem away from you!" He thrust the key into the display case's lock, disabling the alarms on it, and in one smooth motion tossed the gem into his armor. "We can stop this, right now, and no harm will come to you." he continued, slamming his visor shut. He took a few steps back. "Or you can honestly attempt to get at the gem, while I take..." he set his left foot backwards and his right forwards, bracing his shield and pike towards Darktail. "Not one step back!" Stalwart rooted himself into the ground, his armor seemingly solidifying itself further. Stalwart's signature move had been engaged.
edited 7th Aug '12 9:35:39 AM by Saturn