It is both perplexing and intoxicating to think about how so many lives could interweave to form one reality. I only realize this once another voice speaks up in the dark room.
"Hello, Xonos Darkgrate," I hear a familiar voice say, "I would say 'nice to see you again' but I'm not so sure that's true..."
I turn slowly, letting my right side hang a bit as to give a casual visualization to my new opponent. Though I was anything but.
"The same could go for you as well, I suppose, Otterview," I turn the rest of myself to face her. Her form now fully in view. I see her hammer in her hands, "May Otterview..."
"You know him?" says Nikko.
"As luck would have it..." I reply before May does.
"Listen, Xonos," she says, "give us that cure, and we can all go our separate ways."
"Who says I have a cure?" I say.
"I overheard your little conversation with Nikko earlier. Don't bother denying it," she replies.
"Did you now?" I say. My right hand rests upon the handle of my weapon. My trademark weapon. The Blaze Cane.
"Yes, Xonos. Yes, I, did..." May says before moving forward. Hammer in hand.
Nikko doesn't bear a weapon, but rather holds a small vial containing what I could only guess was his last hope at curing his friend, Aislinn. I almost had the heart to tell him that it wouldn't, but then again, that was almost. I prefer realism.
My thumb is already on the triggering pull of my weapon when a new voice rings throughout the room. My eyebrow raises, I turn again, my thumb relaxing. "Hello, friends..." I hear a girl say.
Admittedly, I was startled, but I was also interested. New pieces on the board, I think to myself. I grin under my mask. It's always fun to toy with new players. I look at my watch and rethink my priorities, but I suppose that this'll have to be done with quickly.
I raise my hands in a surrendering motion and tilt my head, "Be careful who you call friends, Iris."
I begin walking towards her, "They might just turn against you.." With this, my Blaze Cane ignites. Its fire searing a black line over the floor it touches.
I enjoy the sound it produces. The 'ssssss ' getting louder as I get faster...