"I'll pretend I never heard that." Mike said walking past Maya, Tanfa, and Jeremy, as he stared up ahead. "I have a feeling we where probably sent here for a reason."
"Hmmm..." A strange shadowy creature hummed to himself as he glared into a large red, magical-looking sphere. "And you are Mike." The person said as they turned around. It was none other than the great Cierro himself. Known for his many different forms in every dimension he's visited before, Cierro had summoned them to their apparent locations. "Now, I just have to get rid of that little girl who seemingly wants to lead these criminals of mine. Then, our true purposes here can be fulfilled." He said to himself, stepping away into the darkness.
Sev came back to the door and looked at Irene "Oh gosh, I'm shivering like a school girl in winter..." The mocking blonde assumed a shaking, feminine position while looking at Irene. That was just to further mock her. "Later! Smoky the witch!" He quickly ran from the door. Heading toward the gardens of the castle.
Riku walked to the bed and plopped himself sideways on the bed. His blue eyes trained on the balconies' entrence. "How daft of me..." He neglected to shut the doors that went out to the balcony. So there was a chilling breeze. going throughout the small room.
Genesis' head snapped in the direction of a presence. His energy was about 1/3rds back at the moment. Instead of standing around idly, he began to walk toward the presence...who know who it was. But he was prepared for a fight. "No doubt it's not friendly..." He whispered, putting his blade back into its' sheath.
Irene just tilted her head to the side, and followed him with her deep, black, furious eyes "Smoky the witch?" She repeated his words, growling. She tilted her head to the other side, resulting with a loud cracking noise. After that, she rushed off after him. Soon enough she could see him again, for she was a really fast runner. She kept her comments to herself now, since mindless roaring won't do her much. Like the saying said "Sticks and stones will break his bones, but words would never hurt him" So that was what she stuck to. She also slowly started catching up to him.
The royal garden. It was dark, yet still beautiful. The flowers and trees were blossoming as always. Tough the swing-sofa was moving, even tough there was no sign of wind. The sun was slowly rising up from the mountains, and its rays covering the garden, and reviling a young female sleeping. She had rather long orange hair, and looked like she was in her twenties, maybe a year or two younger. She awoke, when she heard running, approaching her, well the garden. She rose up, opening her crystal green eyes. She looked around, when she spotted one blond haired man running towards the gardens. That frightened her, and when he got close enough, she jumped off of the swing, and a tree branch grew, and hit Sev right in the face, knocking him over. Irene caught up than, and saw Sev on the ground. "Who took my fun from me?" She looked around, and noticed the orange haired girl ahead. "You?". After a few moments of awkward silence the girl squealed, and ran over to Sev. "I'm sorry!" She shouted, over reacting, like she killed him. She knelled down to him, as the branch retrieved to its normal size. A sweat drop ran down Irene's face "He's gonna be okay, don't get worked up about it, plus he deserves it" She chuckled lightly.
Julia was walking around the empty, dark village. Her figure was dark, but her crystal blue eyes shined in the night. The few small bells dangled every time she would take a step, making a soft ring echo around. Her cat, followed right beside her, like always. "Tell me honey..." the witch spoke, talking to the cat, but still looking ahead with a vacant look. She cat just looked up at her with its green eyes. The woman opened her mouth, but than just let out a short breath "No matter." She said shortly, closing her eyes while walking. After some time of awkward silence she spoke again "Leave those idiots to sleep, tomorrow we will take another move" She said in a commanding manner.
Maya clapped her hands a few times "Why thank you for stating the obvious" she smirked at Mike, referring to both of his statements.* "Look..." She spoke walking up to him, and finally standing in front of him, where their looks met. "I know this place, very well, but it seems something happened to it. In any case, walking around, clueless won't really help you, plus you have no idea what kind of place this is. You can go ahead and do your little exploring inside the castle, but try not to get out? Or at least don't go far away..." She said while folding her arms "I'm on guard duty, so I'll be upstairs, watching over the sleeping souls" She informed them, and headed upstairs."great another freak show arrived" She thought, but she wasn't referring to Mike, but Cierro
The young girl, Sophie on the other hand was walking down the other stairs. She rubbed her hands against her arms, for it was kind of chilly in the castle. Her eyes wandered all around the place, admiring big paintings, figures, as well as examining the creepy place. It was just like she read in those fairytale, when she was a kid. But she never imagined castles being so freaky...So this was more like from those vampire horror movies she watched. Not being careful enough, she missed one step on the stairs, and crashed down to the ground, where just a few feet ahead of her were Mike, Tanfa and Jeremy, but she didn't notice them.
"Ow, ow, ow.." She said weakly, while grabbing onto Tanfa's shoulder, standing up. "I'm perfecto!" She exclaimed, brushing it off very fast, and standing up straight like an arrow. She tilted her head a little to see Mike "Hello.." She introduced with a timid smile on her face. "He's new?" She asked swinging back and forth lightly
"I guess you can say that." Mike said to Sophie as he turned around to face her. "That girl who just walked away. Maya, I believe was her name. You don't suppose she'll see us leave this castle we're in, do you?" He asked her. "Maybe I can use one of my jutsu to escape here and find out what's going on."
Drip. The sound of water slapping against the ground. Or, any other liquid. Such as blood. Julia's blood to be exact. Out of nowhere, her right arm started bleeding immensely. "I see you've taken a liking to that cat of yours." A voice said. Right after, Cierro stepped out from the darkness. "...Am I right, Julia?"
Racing down the hallways of the castle they where in, Dante's feet constantly hit the floor as he took small breaths with every second he ran. Obviously, he was completely lost. "Where the heck am I?" He shouted out loud. His words echoed all throughout the castle walls. "I can't believe I was captured again!"
Gasping for air, Seth had dragged himself out of some lake. "Ahhh... Man, what just happened?" His words went unnoticed as he breathed heavily against the ground. "One minute Dante's on the verge of death and I'm somehow sent to this colorful rainbow land." He then brought his body up and looked around. "..."
"I don't think we're in the Cyber World anymore." An young voice said to Jeremy as Friction walked out from behind him. "But at least I'm not the only one, right?" He then looked at Tanfa and Mike. "Ummm... Jeremy, would you mind informing me on who these people are?" He asked him politely.
"Where am I...?" A cold voice spoke out, shrouded under something. It was Dark Mike, or, Sheik. He had some purple mask on. "This isn't good though. I can't hack into the Cyber World's mainframe. That must mean I was somehow freed into the real world." His apparent location was in the room just beside the group.
"I wouldnt try to do anything. From what Ive gathered this isnt a real world anyway. Its sorta like a mirror mirror version of the planet Xipho. I guess all we can do is wait for one of the two gods to show some benvolence and let us out of here."