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Salvador looks over to Ever and Mezzo.
Salvador: Lex and I go back, far back. In fact, he, his identical twin sister and I have been best friends since we were very young.
Salvador begins drumming his fingers on his arms.
Salvador: Though this fun, little revelation certain puts a damper on things.
edited 2nd Sep '15 5:34:06 PM by PippingFool
-Yep, everyone's still looking for Odin. Mabye someone will interrupt them-
Nico: Hah! Looks like you can't stand up to a real hero!
-he lifts the hunk of metal to crush the Smorg once and for all-
edited 2nd Sep '15 5:42:09 PM by Umbramatic
Lucius scratches his arm.
Lucius: It's... I'm not sure how to explain it. I'm trying to make constructs like I did with Aura, but there's something holding me back. Like my body doesn't want me using Obscura or whatever. Which is dumb, because I'm literally made of Obscura. The only time I made anything bigger than a spark was at an Aura Nexus, and I reckon that was more due to pent-up anger than any kinda thought process on my part.
Bishop blinks at Lillianna, then turns back to Future!Bishop.
Bishop: <...Considering that you made an attempt on the life of my trainer the last time we met, I would argue that your identity is my concern. Especially if you are some manner of evil mirror-universe counterpart. You certainly have the scars for it.>
Edge: -Taps his chin in thought- <Hm... well.>
-He hops back a little bit- <There might be a difference. Or it might be the same. Let's see if what I did when I first started learning works. If it does GREAT. If not, meh.>
<Can you do something for me? I want you imagine your spirit, your essence, the invisible energy that makes Lucius Cain Lucius Cain, and I want you to imagine centering it all right in your chest. Like you're grounding yourself spiritually. Or trying to relax. Or focus.>
Lucius: ...In my experience, relaxing and focusing tend to be mutually exclusive. But I'll try.
He takes a deep breath and closes his eyes.
Lucius: Okay... so I'm imagining this core of bitterness, cynicism and snark that makes me me. What exactly am I supposed to do with it?
edited 2nd Sep '15 5:53:28 PM by Herbert40k
Edge: <Well aren't YOU just rainbows and sunshine.>
-He laughs- <Sound JUST like me when I was a kid. Anyways, I want you to take the big ball of hate... and... well you know how you can project your voice? Project your thoughts? I want you to imagine all this energy flowing through you now, into your heart and blood, and creeping its way up to... well... whatever arm you usually use for constructs. And just. Sitting there. Once it's carried there it stops and sits.>
Arika's party is certain disrupted. By a sudden, Psycho Cut blasting in their direction.
???: Fils de pute... Fils de pute!
edited 2nd Sep '15 5:55:28 PM by PippingFool
Future!Bishop: <...Very well. But I'm afraid there's no easy way to describe the truth.>
-͢Be̛fo̕r̵e ͘Ni͘c̨o̧ ca͏n̵ de̶aĺ ͘a ͏f̵in̷al̴ blòw,́ ҉h͏e҉'s ̵sud̡den͜ly li̧f̨t͡ed̴ ̵by ͝the l͡egs͠ ̢b̷y a t́entàc͘lé tha͠t͝ ͟h͟ad ̧béèn ̶s͞n̵e̢a͢k̷ing ̨up ͜o͏n҉ ̛h̷im on͢ ̧the͠ ̶g͏round̷.̶ ͞The ten̸t͢acl̵e̷ p̢rom̛p̀tly ͜s͜l҉ám̡s ̵h̛i͟m̛ ba҉c̨k͝ d͝o͏wn̡ ͘i̢n͟to t͜h͘e roòf.-
edited 2nd Sep '15 6:00:00 PM by BittersweetNSour
Sorry for lateness Tojin.
Robin: I'm... Not sure.
edited 2nd Sep '15 5:58:45 PM by Umbramatic
Camryn beamed. "Only one way to find out!" And without further ado, she made her way into the cave, undaunted by the fact that she probably wasn't allowed in, and that there may be Legendaries besides.
edited 2nd Sep '15 6:02:05 PM by Tojin
Lucius's face creases with concentration as he tries to imagine Obscura flowing through him. Nothing happens for several moments. Then, slowly, dull purple talons start to form around his right hand, to the point where it's hard to tell where his fingers end and the Obscura begins.
Bishop stares at Future!Bishop.
Bishop: <...Please do tell me you're not really my evil counterpart from a parallel universe. I was joking when I suggested that.>
-The Psycho Cut hits Kiki, who flinches but isn't too hurt-
Kiki: Guys! Someone found us!
Lina: Surprised it didn't happen earlier after that fist bit. -charges a Shadow Ball-
Robin: Hey, wait! -heads in after-
Sawtooth: <Impulsve too? Geez.> -follows too-
-he is slammed very hard into the train roof, heavily stunned and losing his improvised weapon-
-his mons rush to his aid-
Edge: -Flits over to Lucius and looks at his face and at his hand-
<... Huh! We're on the right track.>
<Now that you've moved it there, I want you to imagine... shaping it. Doing something with it. Whatever you did to make Auric constructs. OH! I HAVE AN IDEA! MAKE A BISHARP WRIST BLADE THOSE THINGS ARE AWESOME AND I USED TO USE THEM!!>
-He's hopping up and down-
Ever: ...Um. Okay?
Ephemera, I'm not really sure which one you might need to prevent from killing the other.
Ephemera: -gives no particular indication of having heard Ever-
Naturally. The one time I need a psychic to eavesdrop on me and they refuse.
Lucius's eyes fly open when Edge starts yelling, and the Shadow Claw he was creating immediately dissipates.
Lucius: ...Yeah, no, somehow I don't think I'm quite at that level yet. My fingers have gone numb just from making that pansy-ass claw.
He starts opening and closing his fist, trying to restore circulation to his hand. The fact that the undead don't have circulation by definition hasn't factored into his reasoning.
Lucius: Still, that was way better than sparks. You'd probably make a pretty good teacher, what with those six centuries of practice and all.
edited 2nd Sep '15 6:28:48 PM by Herbert40k
Future!Bishop: <...Well, you're not completely incorrect— >
Lillianna: Your trainer was a far worse evil than we are. At least, the version we have far too much experience with...
Future!Bishop: <...Indeed. To summarize, your trainer — Lucius Cain — is Lillianna's father. Or rather, would be if the circumstances were remotely possible in this timeline anymore. Thankfully, it seems he's a fair bit more... stable now.>
Maggie: "...Oh, great."
-She rushes over to Nico as well, while Jones, unsure whether to follow or attack back for a bit, shoots another Scald at the Smorg-
Edge: -Tilts his head- <It'll probably work better in more stressful situations. Where you have to think less and feel more. I mean that's how it worked for me. Then I just played around. It might not be those negative thoughts and feelings, for you, later on. It definitely was for me at first. Also stress helped me figure it out. My sister trying to force herself on me helped. Well then she died. Then there was that war and then the other war OH and then I fought Auria but Rayquaza interrupted us. Oh but then I got to fight Sabaku and the rest of his team I forgot because they weren't great but he had an AWESOME beard. ... So yeah, anyways!>
-Looks over Lucius again, and nods- <Maybe I would. But Lucy. Dude. I was your age when I was learning this stuff. Really I didn't get much more proficient with techniques after all these years, most of my technique vanished because I replaced all the thought in my battle style with unbridled hatred and unending rage and a murderous desire to brutally slaughter your entire family for hundreds of generations and leave your bodies on pikes.>
<... But yeah aside from that I probably could teach some people a few things...>
<... I need to think about this more. Teaching probably does not come with free snacks.>
-Ren sighs at the revelations.-
Ren: Now that we've established all the people from the future know each other, can one of them guarantee we won't have to deal with another laser barrage?
-To Drive the point home, Ren recalls Monochrome who had dropped his shield after losing his focus and was KO'd.-
edited 2nd Sep '15 6:42:03 PM by keys2tkingdom
Before Lina can fire off the Shadow Ball, she is enveloped in a pale blue light. Rendering her completely immobile.
The figure walks into the shreds of light. His honey hair has a few locks curled and hanging out, free from the bounds of the red ribbon keeping his hair in place. His brows furrowed and his coffee-brown irises looking shrunk and the corners of his mouth twitching. As opposed to the other grunts, and even the admins, this figure is clad in a bright crimson red.
It is evident that this is the "killer cousin" of Odin they were warned about.
Constantin: J'en ai ral le cul avec vous les monstres J-Team. note I am so fucking fed up with you J-team freaks.
With his free hand he fires off another Psycho Cut.
Constantin: Je vais tout vous éviscérer et utiliser vos intestins comme décorations de Noël! note I will gut you all and use your intestines as Christmas decorations!
Salvador begins tapping his stave on the ground)
Salvador: Lex. Mon ami, give me three good reasons why I shouldn't just waltz over to the control room and send you back to the time from which we came!?
Hologram!Lex: I... um... err...
Hologram!Lex: Wait. What?
edited 2nd Sep '15 6:37:54 PM by PippingFool
Ever: ...I am now confused beyond all hope.
-͞P̨i̴e͏c͏es o҉f͝ ̢t͠he ͜Sm̡ǫr͠g ̕a̡r͠e b͟l̡a͟s͞t̷e̢d̨ ̡of͢f the ̸t̛rain̸ b̵y Jòn͠e͞s͜'͘s͏ ͘Sc̨a҉ld, ̕b̷u̸t̵ th̵e҉ ͡m̡a҉in ͢crèat͡ur̷e͠ ͝p͞įck̷s̛ ͝Ńico ͡a̕n̵d th͢e̴ ͟im̸pr̶o҉v͞isȩd ̨w̡ea͞pon back úp i̕n͜ ̷s͝ep͠ara͢te̸ ̸t̵e͟ntacl҉es̷,̶ s̡w͢ing͝i҉ng͢ ̛t҉he͝m into ̧Jo͘n̷es͏ ̷an͝ḑ ̸Vi̧vían͟.-͝
-Vivian retreats into the shadows to avoid getting hit-
Lucius: You wouldn't be getting any from me, that's for sure.
Maul: ~That's not very nice of you.~
Lucius: ...Fine. I might be able to provide free snacks. Assuming I can still remember how to make Poffins properly.
Lucius: That said, if my powers only work when I'm under stress, maybe it's better if I don't learn how to use them. I have a bad track record when it comes to dealing with stressful situations.
Bishop takes a moment to process the explanation he's been given. Noticeably, he doesn't seem all that surprised by it.
Bishop: <So you are me, then. Looking at you now, it seems obvious... even if the years haven't been kind.>
He looks down at the ground.
Bishop: <...I always knew that he might lose his way. Ever since he saved me from my Shadow, my goal in life has been to keep him on the right path. But I never imagined that I would lose faith in him like this.>
edited 2nd Sep '15 6:56:37 PM by Herbert40k
My Arceus, he's trying to play dumb isn't he?
Cobalt: <Tagg, I'm sure you can sense the Psycho Cuts of unusual power up ahead.>
Constantin...he's found them...
-Eyes narrow as I affix Lex with the sort of glare that's normally reserved for people like Cipher-
Okay Lex, we can do this the easy way, or the hard way, because I can't really dawdle here any longer playing with you.
Future!Bishop: <I never did, until it was too late.>
Lillianna: ...Please don't tell him about this. My mother knowing is dangerous and terrifying enough on its own.
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