Who: Nightmare & Whoever wants to greet him!When: This is Siegfried's entrance back into the town after retrieving Soul Edge.Where: Er, where ever he can stumble into. I'm thinking in Mayra.Summary: Just starting!Warnings: Nightmare wants... pretty much anyone in the area for some good old souls.Thump, thump, thump.It was with great heaves that Siegfried's boot were lifted, then pounded forward on the ground. He was in the city now. The need would be fufilled soon. He just needed to find some willing, or better yet, unwilling, donors.The blonde's face seemed to be plastered with a permenant smirk as he slowly turned his head from side to side. He could feel the pulsing in his arm. It was only a matter of time before it changed to a better suting... limb. Souls? Where were they? Gripped tightly in his hand was the treasure he had gone hunting for. Changed into its Zewihander shape, as it so seemed to be these days, the huge blade of the sword dragged across the cement as he trudged on, causing a horrible scraping sound. He was getting weak.
And poor, innocent little Yuffie was wandering down the street, insanely bored and wishing that Cloud would hurry up and beat Sephiroth already when she heard a rather distinct scraping sound. Pyramid Head was her first thought, but then she saw a man with long blonde hair approaching, and her eyes narrowed. There was an odd energy coming off of him, so strong that you didn't really need to be a demon hunter or a preistess to feel it. It was suffocating. "What the..." The ninja muttered, taking a small step back and reaching for her Conformer on instinct.
[ooc; LOLZ. AHAHAHA]Hotaru was probably getting bored by now, with her feet playfully kicking a bench, when she heard metal grinding, the sound of a large blade. Instantly, her face drained of color, thinking instantly of the creature that killed Maria. Slidding off from her sitting position, Hotaru froze on the spot, clutching her fluttering heart,"I-I thought...it was gone..." Hotaru gasped. It left a traumatic mark on Hotaru, any sort of metal grinding. And when she moved to glance down at was going on? Hotaru's eyes instantly glazed over for second, feeling a powerful energy."AAHHH!" The little girl cried, stumbling to her knees. An attack?! Not now! But it wasn't Pyramid Head by a long shot. She was too preoccupied by keeping a clawing presence down in her mind.You have to wake up! The mysterious reflection's words echoed in her memory.
[OOC; Omg, short and lazy post. D: Sorry!]"I can feel it..." The blonde hylian was close, so very close. And he had been following this evil scent for some time now. A few days beforehand of this day. With Navi by his side, fluttering close, shivering in the slightest at the vibe of power that a nearby force was giving off, Link rested a gloved hand to the handle of the Blade of Evil's Bane adorning his back.He approached swiftly, eventually, finding himself next to another girl, her eyes upon another blonde in the distance. The Hero of Time's blood seemed to run cold as his bright blue eyes caught sight of what was approaching. Being so close now, the fairy above him took this time to take refuge beneath his cap, until she was needed once more. He cautiously kept his gaze fixed to the sword the man was scraping along the ground, and as he would come closer and closer, at his own pace, of course, the evil sensations would become stronger and stronger.He was certain, this must have been the great evil that he had felt before, in his nightmares. Without anymore hesitation, he withdrew the Master Sword from its sheath, taking his Hylian Shield in the other hand as he stood his ground. Waiting. This was not what he had in mind for when he first came to this land. First the hell on earth, and now this..."I sense great evil coming from this man." Link's voice held a tone of seriousness to it, his determined and battle-ready eyes focusing on the seeming enemy up ahead, as he addressed the ninja beside him. "This is not good..." This was his duty, and his purpose for possessing the Master Sword. To eradicate darkness wherever he went, and to restore peace and justice to the world. Or at least, in Hyrule, this was his destiny.But his fate and destiny hath expanded beyond the boundaries of his home, and now with this new foe to face, peace needed to be restored here as well. And this was a test, that perhaps soon or someday, he could confront the Evil King who had poisoned his land with terror and madness. This was Link's test.
The creature seemed to only pay vauge attention to the people that had begun to surround him. They didn't matter. He had gone through this countless time before. The more people that came, the better. The more souls he devoured, the stronger he would become."Heh." The small chuckle seemed to just barely escape the maddening grin that he sported. Raising Soul Edge high above his head, the half-armored figure brought the blade crashing down on the ground, straight in the direction of a young woman with dark hair.Off to the side, an even smaller girl was wailing about something. The noise angered the beast. He brought his free hand up towards the sky, the words , "SOULS COME UNTO ME," were shouted at the top of the young man's lungs, in a voice that wasn't his own.In the distance, another playmate seemed to be approaching. The more the merrier, right?
Between those waiting and the blond man, there appeared what first seemed to be nothing but a shadow, but soon revealed itself to be a man, tall and dark-haired, the trailing ends of a white scarf dangling at his back. He spared only a brief attention for those who were witness, his focus on the warrior before him. He could feel the pulse coming from him, and it was corrupt. It was wrong.He said nothing, this heir of the Kuchiki house, but unsheathed his zanpakuto. He would have to test this one's mettle, otherwise he would have simply used the sword's awakening to rid himself of this opponent. But there was something very... off about the reiatsu he felt. Of course, in this city, everything had three sides. Without waiting more than a breath, he attacked the blond, faster than an onlooker's eye could follow.
Huh. There were more people coming, but, like the others, she paid no attention to them. Until she heard the scream, of course. Hotaru? Was that Hotaru? Wide eyed, the ninja glanced over her shoulder and saw Hotaru on her knees a few yards away. Yuffie barely caught the movement in the corner of her eye and dodged instinctively, nearly getting hit by that huge sword for not paying attention. Okay, she would take out this thing and then help Hotaru. Yes, that would work! Deftly unstrapping the Conformer, Yuffie fell into a fighting stance, weapon at the ready, as she eyed the man. That sword reminded her of Cloud's, and a shuriken against a huge sword? Not fun. Not fun at all. She would just have to dodge, move in and hit him quickly, then get the hell away.
The more people gathered, the more it angered the deep presence in the back of Hotaru's mind. Whatever happened to Hotaru's 'sleeping' self? It was being outweighed by the demon within her mind. Hotaru wasn't even paying attention to what was going on, holding her head in her hands, trembling. By now, Hotaru made a perfect target from the way she was, sitting there.And when it mentioned souls? Haa, the deep presence, the demon scoffed angrily in the back of Hotaru's head, slowly coming forward, smothering Hotaru's conscious mind, just waiting for the perfect time.Hotaru was aware of it now, somewhat lasting longer than she realized when a threat came. Something was trying to take control of her. With that, the girl continued to groan painfully, sinking her head, clawing the ground before her.I need to wake up, need to wake up...
The beast's way of fighting was anything but strategic. There were more souls gathering! How splendid! "HAHAHA!" he howled, lurching forward. He just wanted the closest target in sight, something to sustain his thirst for human life. With his right hand, which should have been a claw, he aimed towards the head of the dark-haired man that had just arrived. He attacked in such a way as though he didn't care what happened to his body, so long as he emerged victorious.With Soul Edge, he circled the weapon out behind him, hoping that someone was brave enough to attack him from behind, so that he could take a small chunk of their body away from them.As he moved, his grunts were animal-like, as though his former humanity was slipping away little by little. With every small movement he came back with a renewed strength, pushed forward by the promise of battle.He was in his element, at last.(( ooc; Since Nightmare feeds himself off of souls, if you guys want to have your kids start feeling a little weak, that means he'll get stronger. DX If not, hehe, well let's face it, he's still a lot of fun. ♥ And Missy 9? Feel free to feed off of them as well if you so please. >D ))
"SOULS COME UNTO ME," This was the Hylian Hero's cue to make his move, and as he crouched in the slightest to gain a spring in his leap, Link was about to lunge forth and charge into battle. Confronting this menace before any harm could be inflicted. However, before he could even comprehend what was happening, something of incredible speed blazed by him, nearly forcing the blonde off balance as he collected himself.When he saw that the beast was already being confronted, Link hesitated, Navi slowly fluttering out from beneath his cap and lingering close, though she began to ting at a very rapid rate as she made an attempt to grasp the swordsman's attention. He, however, was near frozen as he watched. Not afraid, but not wanting to get in the way of the one having already confronted him. His hand trembled in anticipation for a battle, however Navi was quick to snap him out of his thoughts."Link! The girl!" Link glanced behind him quickly, finding a young girl on the ground, digging her nails through whatever she could, clawing, as if she was intense pain. Okay, now he couldn't say no to this, and what would happen if this abomination ended up coming after Hotaru? Whom seemed defenseless at the time. Taking it upon himself, for the time being he placed his trust in the two already fighting Nightmare, taking his leave as he sheathed the Master Sword, and taking off in a run."Hey! Are you alright?" He kneeled down beside the raven-haired girl, without hesitation resting his hand upon her shoulder and shaking it firmly, but not harshly. In an attempt to snap her out of whatever state she was in. "You need to get out of here, now. It's dangerous." He had only hoped that he could deal with this fast, because right now, he could not comprehend anything that was going on behind him unless Navi were to give him any notice. This meant that he was wide open.At least there was a shield on his back! 'What's going on...?' He changed a quick glance back to the battle before returning his attention to the girl on the floor in pain.
Byakuya dodged the hand lunging for him. Disarm, not kill, he reminded himself, when his instincts told him that two small words would end this conflict, yet, it might be too much for even this warrior to take. He could not release the zanpakuto... yet. If it became difficult, then he would end it, even if it meant this one's death.But it was not yet at that point. He aimed his next attack for the shoulder, deliberately avoiding the vital areas of the body that would make it lethal. The stakes weren't that high yet.
The disturbance in Mayra was hardly something that Naminé could ignore. The presence was just so intense, and she could feel the peoples' very hearts diminishing upon its arrival.The commotion was so great upon her arrival, that the young Nobody doubted that anyone had even seen her step out of the shadowy portal and onto the street. She seemed so very out of place amidst the chaos, a small, blonde girl in a white dress. The creature in the dark armor seemed like nothing more than a wild beast upon first glance, but beneath the mutated exterior, she could sense a heart. This beast wasn't a soulless husk at all. It was a real person, a person with a heart and a soul. Naminé stood back as it cried for more souls to apparently feed its hunger. Surely it wouldn't be interested in fighting her. She didn't have what it was looking for, so she simply stood back, trying to make sense of it all.
The creature seemed to be only vaguely aware of the attacks that were headed in his direction. He paused, and turned ever so slowly to gaze at his shoulder. The man had made a direct hit, piercing through his skin. The unarmored knight only grunted, then slowly turned back towards his foe. He didn't care what happened to this body. It wasn't his anyway. He pulled backwards slightly, so that the weapon would hopefully release itself from this pathetic excuse for a human body."URAH!!" Nightmare cried, launching himself forward in an attempt to knock the other down with a blow to his head, delivered via headbutt. Without knowing if his attack had connected or not, the possessed man side stepped out of the way of a direct retaliation.More people had come now. More souls.Grinning innanely, Siegfried's once vibrant green eyes, one of which was now dulling significantly in colour, landed on the petite girl off to the side.He would need something to tide him over before killing these few. "Offer your soul!" Nightmare cried, breaking out in a run towards Naminé.
[ooc; I'M SORRY FOR LETTING LOOSE ANOTHER POSSESSED PERSON. HAVE FUN, GUYS!]The small girl was loosing her mind quickly, from the looks of it. Now Hotaru's remaining presence in her own body was fading away. She was too weak to fight it alone. Still the words of her 'sleeping self' were seered into her mind,"I don--!" Hotaru's words were cut off, as her fingers flexed into the ground like claws. Instantly, that surround negative energy were esclating the demonic presence's power inside the small child. Before Hotaru was able to reply, her violet eyes turned dark again, glossing over. Whomever put their hand on Hotaru was in for it now.The demon glanced up through Hotaru's eyes, using the force of energy to knock anyone surrounding Hotaru down. The girl stumbled to her feet, but when Hotaru pulled to her feet, it clearly wasn't her anymore.When she spoke again, the same unearthly older female voice surfaced, "You're really pathetic." The Messiah of Silence remarked.
Hotaru. Byakuya watched her, surprised both by how the warrior had shaken off a direct hit from his zanpakuto. How could that be possible? He'd struck true and deeply, and by all rights, the man should have crumpled. But no -- he seemed to feel none of it.This would require a bit more force. But for now, he would remain on the fringes. There was something extremely wrong with this scenario.
The body of Siegfried seemed to cease all movement. Frozen, his breathing restrained, he looked about the area, until he found that which he sought -- off in the distance, a middle-aged man crouched, his head in his hands.He would do... he would do...Springing immediately into action again, the armored body shot forward at a greater speed than he had shown yet. The promise of nourishment made him quicker. Scooping down with his arm that pulsed and ached with promise, he grabbed hold of the man. Lifting his quivering prey high above him, a sinsiter grin appeared on the blonde's face.His grip tightened. Squeezing the man's surprisingly meaty neck. He choked and tried to pry Siegfried's on hand from blocking his air intake, feeling weaker all the while. As peach flesh turned to red, then a pale white to blue, his smile intensified. "HAHAHA!!" his joy couldn't go unnoticed now.As though the previous force he had demonstrated were nothing, the possessed man tightened his grip on the neck before him, until he heard that delightful snap, as the man's body stopped it's protests.One death. One soul. More power."MORE, NEED MORE SOULS!!" he yelled, casting the lifeless form away and into the streets.He began another rampage then. Moving away from the crowd of want to be heroes that had gathered around him. He ran, his energy rising from the single life he had ingested. But that was hardly enough. More people up ahead! Haha! With his arms flailing, the blonde knocked down the first person in his path.The woman's form struggled underneath his onslaught of punches, and ever so slowly, turning the pavement beside them red.