Crux NineCrux9Lives Kara slowed her run to a jaunt, then to a casual walk, as the figure in the black robot stared at her through clear glasses. His obsidian eyes watched them and his right hand pulled down on the machine's throttle, dropping it onto one knee so that he could dismount from its internal machinery. "Well isn't this a surprise…" the businessman said as he drew his glasses from his face. A cloth appeared in his hand, which he used to begin cleaning the lenses, "I thought I wouldn't get the chance to ever see you again." Chris managed to slide off of his companion's back, held up only by leaning his weight against her neck, "you wouldn't if I knew you were in the area." Obsidian irises lifted and probed the wolf's multiple wounds, "Banged up badly, in the middle of enemy territory, and completely outnumbered. I wonder what you will do if I simply walk away."
Crux EightCrux8Magic Ball Kara felt the splitting pain in her head as the world around her slowly came back. Memories flashed in her mind's eye in memory of the fight as it lead to the blow that had sent her to the ground. A quick throb in the center of her head occurred as she remembered the knife as it descended for her head. She couldn't open her eyes, but she heard fighting as it raged somewhere to the left of her. A painful itch slowly covered her arms and legs as the battle continued, a madman's laugh sending chills down her spine. Still she couldn't move, let alone see her savior or hear anything but the horrendous cackle. Eventually the laugh broke as a scream broke through the veil, "Death! Come unto death as I have!" Fire shot through her veins with the words, unparalleled pain shooting into every nerve in her body as the fighting continued. Every muscle rebelled in
Crux SixCrux6Questions "How you feeling?" Chris asked the feline after she awoke. The mask that had once covered his mouth lay on the other side of the bed, oxygen no longer pumped to the device. Her response was a swift punch in the shoulder with her left hand, "stop being an asshole." A smile aided his counterargument, "how can I be an ass if I haven't done anything yet?" His left hand moved to scratch the back of his head innocently, but quickly found it dragged down by the woman's wrist. It took a second to realize the handcuffs that now bound him to her. "The guards said you would be let out because of your injuries as long as you wouldn't try to escape the city again." Yellow eyes leaned closer to his, "Mind telling me why I feel as though we're in a cage?" Chris turned away, red and blue eyes focused on the window, "We were always in a c
Crux FiveCrux5Restructured / Perfect World "You cannot deny me." The woman said as she dashed towards Chris's exposed back. He remained there, in the snow, as she approached with dizzying speed, only to react with blows that countered her own. "I realized something a while ago: you are nothing but a figment," his right hand collided with the woman's left arm, throwing it wide enough for him to kick her backwards, "a collection of beliefs given life." This time it was the woman's turn to block, "I'm more than a figment, could a figment so easily manipulate your life?" Claws raked her arms as the wolf swung in a frenzied blur, "perhaps because subconsciously, I needed you. However, I no longer need you to achieve my goals." Her defense crumbled and his left hand picked her up by the neck, "We're going to go back to where we belong Pride, no matter what you or anyone else tries
Crux ThreeCrux3Snowblinded His feet drew long slashes through the snow as he struggled to carry both his and Kara's weight through the blinding snowstorm. Chris held her on his back, his hands placed above his tail as to provide a ledge for his unconscious friend to sit on. When he turned to view the endless world of white behind him he saw portions of the thin red line his tail had drug through the snow. The wolf resumed his slow plod forward as the biting wind pressed his black robe against his skin. Whatever protection from the elements, if any, there was in the cloth had long since passed and left him numbed to the world around. Suddenly his right foot slipped in the white powder and was soon followed by the left to leave him face down in the cold crystalline ocean. "Looks like you can't go any further…" the woman with orange skin whispered in his ear. She was crouched next to him in clothing that wou
Dawn Episode 5Dawn5Steam and Sparks Golden light flooded over the plains as the sun slowly sunk into the sea of mountains that lined the horizon. A large structure was visible at the end of the granite road, a stone fortress that shone with its many glass windows. In its center rose a circular tower, one that ended in such horns that it could have caught the sun as it dropped from the sky. "So where are we?" the wolf asked his companion as he glanced over the map Par had given them, "I don't see any mention of a citadel on this path." "That's because she gave you an old map," Kara answered, "This is the Gran Library, which was built about fifty years ago as a nexus for the greatest mages and minds our world has ever seen." "Sounds like the place I've been looking for," Chris said as they approached the gates. His eyes spotted the large number of soldiers that patrolled along the