Ryuusei crumpled the pack and stomped out the last cigarette before exiting a broom closet. Like hell, he was gonna go back outside and risk getting taken again...just for a smoke.
Of course, he'd wandered a ways away from Toni's room, definitely into a different wing. He rounded a corner when he caught the sound of a child screaming, which at first he didn't think much of. "Probably just got a shot." Then all of a sudden the screaming 'ceased', but instead of shrugging...Ryuusei felt something in the pit of his stomach.
His pace quickened down the corridor, which soon caused him to come face-to-face with some small red and black...thing. "...The hell are you?"
Tony ignored Strange for a moment not realizing that Antonia's fit was also happening to him at the same. "Shh...Sh...It's alright daddy's here." He whispered stroking her hair out of her face as he looked at the monitors. But as quickly as it begun it subsided and Tony stared for a moment blankly at Toni, what the hell was happening? Strange's comments stung Tony a little, why did they always have to shoot barbs at each other in some stupid battle of the ego's? Oh wait, that was his fault, Mr. Egotist. Tony sighed then noticed Jack and Strange acting funny, then the intercom blared calling for evacuatio...Well it was cut off in a gurgling scream. Then Tony strained and heard screaming. "What now...Strange stay here, protect the kids, I have no idea what's out there..." Tony said moving around the bed and out the door. Tony looked down the hall and saw nothing but he heard more comotion further down. ::FRIDAY find Rhody, is he here yet? Sound's like we got trouble? Did he bring the trouble?:: Tony asked and received a quick reply. ::Boss, Rhody is here he's outside but his suit is damaged beyond repair.:: Tony cursed under his breath as someone was thrown through the hallway by some unseen force. Tony tapped the reactor on his chest as the Armor sinuously slid from its housing unit and all over his body, he left the helmet exposed as he blasted down the hallway and skidded to a stop, then he saw one of the most unwelcome sights. Carnage, Alien Symbiote Tony cursed again letting his helmet slam down. ::Cletus..What? You should be in Ravencroft!:: Tony said standing next to the other young kid from Area 51 ::Friday! Launch rescue 45, 354, 23 if you can! and launch module 88 for Rhody! Now!:: Tony yelled at Friday she responded in the affirmative, it would take a few minutes but the groups he asked for would arrive, and a new machine for Rhody to battle in, it wasn't new or top of the line but it was what was ready, Iron Patriot was coming for his best friend. ::Cletus, what I have told you about killing people, and turning them into Symbozombies? Wasn't it not to? Yeah I think that was it!:: Tony held up his hands and the wings once more sprouted from his back as he launched his cluster unibeam attack at Carnage, and a loudspeaker from his suit began broadcasting an evacuation order.
The small symbioted girl replied to Ryuusei with a growl and leaped into the air, she was lunging toward him and claws him, slashing him in the face and stomach or anything she could slice and dice, hoping to make him bleed, while the little girl was still in the symbiote suit, she couldn't control herself in order to keep from harming Ryuusei all she could do was watch helplessly.
A doctor looked at Rhodey as he injected something into Rhodey's arm. "You're going to be okay, sir." He said. "This medicine should heal your wounds." after taking the shot out of Rhodey's arm, he blacked out, a bullet had had gone through the back of his head and out of the front, causing him not only to lose blood, but brain matter as well as he sunk down onto the ground, four of the soldiers aimed their guns at Tidus. "Ready..."
The leader also had a red laser on the middle of Tidus's forehead. "Aim..."
He had to admit that deep inside, he didn't want to shoot Tidus or Rhodey for that matter, but with the symbiote in control, he had no choice or say in the matter, he wanted to tell Tidus to kill them or take Rhodey and run, but that wasn't an option that he was given, he knew that the Symbiote was in control of his own actions.
Carnage looked and noticed that it was Ironman, he remembered the last time he had seen him. "Aw, wouldn't you know it, I got released on good behavior." He replied with a chuckle. He then heard the conversation that Tony had, then again he didn't quite hear Friday's voice and thought that Stark was just talking to himself, then he heard a question that was given to him. "And ruin all the fun, man... Today, I'm going to wreak some serious Carnage!" He replied to Tony, he then was in extreme pain when the Unibeam hit him, but pretty soon as he continued to feel the pain. There was one obstacle that Iron Man didn't really count on, one of the men that Carnage was in control of fired his gun at the Tinman as Carnage split himself in half, the unibeam went right through him, Carnage then came together on the other side and glared at Ironman. "That... Was... Unpleasant..." He spoke out in annoyance, he leapt at Ironman's face clawing at the armor that Stark had on, hoping to get inside and do some real damage to Stark.
Was only awake long enough to hear... something before it felt like he was pulled out of his body. He also saw Toni, who didn’t even look injured now. He was confused, and trying to figure things out. He then noticed Strange. Of course it was Dr. Strange. He just rubbed his head. First new powers, then that... nightmare, and now thi.... Wait was that him! And... injured Toni...? What the....? He finally just looked at Doctor Strange.
“Ok. One, what the heck!? How am I there... and here?! Two.... If you say the school... my family, being attacked. Then... the world just... falling apart. Then yes.”
Post by Prince Tidus Adasca on Aug 22, 2019 2:00:50 GMT
The one calling himself 'Rhodes' climbed out of his suit, a look of worry on his face....only to drop screaming to his knees. He was one moment convulsing on the ground, the next he was catatonic. It took a solid minute for him to start to come out of it...but he kept saying two names...over and over. Tony, and Antonia. Were they his family?
Medical staff began to pour out and attend to the seizing man, getting him up on a primitive hovergurney. They were taking vital signs, and checking him over, one of them giving the dark-skinned human an injection. Things were just starting to calm down it would appear.
Tidus was wrong, yet again.
A projectile ripped through the head of one of the attending medical personnel, splattering blood and brain matter all over Rhodes and the others around him. Tidus' turned, and his eyes fell upon a gruesome sight. Some kind of writhing black and red creatures, armed with more projectile weapons, taking aim at the Arkanian's new 'friend'. Without a moment's hesitation, a thin, light battle suit covered Tidus. Energy shields popped up, surrounding the young man in a blue aura. In the right hand of the battlesuit, a small hole opened, and what looked like a chrome sword hilt popped out of it. In one rapid motion, the teen dashed in front of Rhodes, and the Medical attendants. Just as the bullets began to rip through the air, he arrived to protect them, throwing his hands outward to get as much shield coverage as possible. The bullets bounced and ricocheted away, being sent in all directions aside from where they were originally intended.
One by one, the infected troopers began to run out of ammunition. Tidus' shields were holding well, taking very little damage overall. When the last one used his last round, they all began to look at one another. If they could see his face under the helmet he was wearing, they would see a grin spreading ear to ear as Prince Adasca identified and locked the targets into the HUD.
"My turn, peasants."
There was a 'snap-HSSSS!', and a flash of white as the weapon in his right hand came to life. His left came up, firing a pair of cryo grenades at the feet of the symbiotes in the front. The front five or six were hit with a burst of extreme cold, capable of freezing them in place for a little while...frozen solid enough to be shattered. Dashing in, Tidus took turns slashing at the frozen symbiote troopers. Four of them fell in half, then in half again, before they could even break free. Another fell as he was just getting his arms out of the icy prison.
It was when he reached about halfway through the group that the young Arkanian ran into issues. One of the symbiotes made a grab for his right hand, and lightsaber by proxy. It coated the gauntlet, and Tidus was stunned for a moment, watching the almost liquid-like alien try to find a crack to get in. It did, but only on the lightsaber, which immediately fizzled, and shut down. Cursing under his breath, Tidus whipped around, breaking free of the grip of the symbiote. As it was retracting away, the teen fired a pair of cryo grenades into the creature's chest. With a roar, Tidus punched hard with his left, backed up by the cybernetic strength enhancement of the suit. The fist struck dead center of the monster's frozen torso, and it shattered into a million pieces. He could see a piece of a face with a human eyeball looking up at him in frozen silence.
There were only two left.
One charged in from the front, and was able to easily bypass the energy shielding, as had the one that grabbed the lightsaber earlier. It pounced on the light battlesuit, and tried to drive its sharp teeth into the left shoulder of the teen. The other came in from the back, and wrapped its tendrils around him. Tidus was now trapped. He tried shocking them with one of the defense systems, but all it did was anger them MORE. He could hear the phrik/carbon nanotube plates beginning to give way under the pressure of the bite from the one hanging on his chest, and the other one that was wrapping him up from behind was now trying to pry his way into the helmet. No matter how he struggled, Tidus was unable to get away.
Well, it was fun while it lasted. At least it wasn't The Harvester taking him out. Then, from out of nowhere, Tidus could hear a weapon spooling up. A moment later, bullets began tearing into the symbiote-infected troopers, followed by a pair of energy beams, sending the creatures scrambling away, back into the hospital.
What...the actual....KRIFF? This place was INSANE?!?! How did it's inhabitants survive??
Post by James Rhodes "War Machine" on Aug 22, 2019 2:20:43 GMT
Rhodes was gritting his teeth, and growling under his breath. The bullet that had killed the attending doctor had pretty much covered him in brains, the pink mist soaking his tshirt. And now? All he could do was watch while a teenager took on a fully engulfed elite hit squad of symbiote-encrusted troopers. From the looks of the coloring, it looked like Cletus was up to his old tricks again.
And here Rhodes was, no weapons, no viable suit...nothing. Wait a minute...what was that?
The low rumbling of repulsors flying at extreme speed wafted into Rhodes' ears, and he smiled. At least Tony was aware of what was happening. Not ten seconds later, several suits tore in at high speed, blasting into the entrance of the ER, not even slowing down as they blasted through the spinning door. And, there was an added bonus.....even though he wasn't too fond of the paint scheme, Tony had thought enough ahead to get the Iron Patriot out to him.
None too soon, it looked like. The new kid was in trouble.
The Patriot armor barely slowed as it scooped Rhodes into it, closing in front of him, and the systems coming online inside the HUD. Immediately targeting the troopers wrapping their prying symbiote tendrils around the kid. He had seen the capability of the suit, and knew that his minigun wouldn't penetrate the armor, so Rhodey opened fire on the symbiotes, watching the high speed cannon put hundreds of holes in them in a few seconds. He raised his gauntlets as they began to release their grip, and fired at their heads, blasting them clear of the young man.
Now, it was payback time.
Every single panel that contained something that could be thrown at the two alien symbiotes was launched, from rockets, to grenades, machine gun and minigun rounds, even the 30mm cannon rounds thumped out as they tried to retreat. Needless to say, they didnt make it. The final nail in the coffin was the flamethrower at close range to burn the rest of the pieces, ensuring they wouldn't get back up. They were quite literally blown to pieces, and unlike their original spawner, they didn't have the ability to heal from the high amount of trauma inflicted by the older Stark-designed power armor. Taking a final look, and satisfied that the symbiotes were dead, James went to check on the kid. Kneeling to him, as Tidus was on the ground catching his breath from the near-fatal incursion with the symbiotes. His faceplate came up, and he smiled.
"Hey, you ok? Thanks for the help...again. That's twice I owe you now. What's your name, kid?"
(Shit!) The little creature was fast! Having leaped at him while slashing; Ryuusei quickly jumped back to avoid his face being shredded...but still got clawed across the stomach. he landed a few feet back on one foot. "You cut me, so I'm gonna return the favor!" He executed a swift spin kick, the motion of which launched a large air blade at the oncoming creature, aiming specifically for the head.
Post by Prince Tidus Adasca on Aug 23, 2019 1:14:35 GMT
He was so angry with himself. Why in the kriff wasn't he able to win a fight on his own? If it hadn't have been for the one calling himself 'Rhodes', Tidus would have been probably eaten alive by whatever the hell those things were. Not to mention, one of them had disabled his lightsaber...now THAT was gonna have to be repaired.
Not to mention Tidus' ego needing the same....
"Yeah, I'm fine." The young prince stood up, and the armor melted back away from his body. "My name is Tidus. Prince Tidus Adasca, of the Arkanian Royal Family." He left out the part about 'former' for now. There would be time for such details later. "It would appear that we have both been thrown into a world we do not much understand. I appreciate your assistance, sir. I fear what kind of shape I would have been in had you not gotten those creatures off me.
I am in your debt."
Tidus opened a small device on his wrist, and a projection showed above it.
"MICRO, were you able to reorient yourself? I know the sudden portal jump caused some malfunctions earlier." "Yes, sir. I have approximately 98.9 percent functionality. I will have the remaining percentage completed within the hour." "Good. We need to keep ourselves hidden from 001. He won't stop until we are dead." "Indeed, sir."
Tidus nodded, and closed the panel on the apparent communicator.
"What you fought is one of our world's special operations soldier's armor suits. We call them 'Harvesters'. Feel fortunate, most do not survive an encounter with one of them as unscathed as you did...The pilot of that suit is the best of our best."
Tidus' head dropped, and shook back and forth.
"He's here because of me. He, and his compatriots, they run our military. They staged a rebellion, and killed my entire family. The only reason -IM- here is because of one of those crazy portals. I'm sorry you got dragged into this, Lt. Col. James Rhodes. It was not my intention to pull anyone else into my fight. Now, I have just to find my royal guard, Loki. I'm quite sure he made it here, but without the scanning ability of my MICRO AI unit, I cannot find him. The atmosphere is creating a lot of interference."
Tidus was starting to get worried. It wouldn't take 001 long to figure out where they were, and that shot that Tidus had hit him with would only slow him down a little bit. They needed to get to cover, somewhere that couldn't be accessed by sensor scans. Until that point, the Prince would be on edge.
Tony rolled his eyes when Cletus mentioned early release. "That seems real likely, next time I'll advocate harder for you being sent into the center of the Sun." At that same moment, one of the carnageclones shot a round of bullets as Carnage jumped, what did Carnage not realize who he was fighting? This armor wasn't just pretty it was bullet proof and the bullets dingged harmlessly off the armor falling to the ground Carnage was almost upon him. ::I Don't think so!:: Tony's hands came together and melded together into a circle shape, then a sonic blast radiated in a circle at high speed and with force straight at the leaping carnage, at the same time the blast would knock him back the Emergency bots arrived one of them carrying a canister of drugs, which as soon as its A.I system spotted Carnage began to fire a powdery white substance at him, Symbiote inhibitor drugs aimed to reduce Cletus to his human form and be simple to, well kick his ass. The other two Rescue units began either systematically spraying the clones in the room or triaging wounded, working seamlessly to clear up the room and begin life saving operations, outside more sirens could be heard as more troops, police and others arrived. Ready to do battle with whatever the hell had attacked UMC.
The swift spinning kick knocked the creature into the wall, it was strong enough not to kill the creature, but enough force to get the girl to gain control of the creature that she had become, as the creature's mouth opened up, revealing the little girl to Ryuusei. "Please... Help... Me!!" If one got a good view of her, they could see a tear coming out of her right eye, she was indeed in pain, but she didn't know what to feel, the pain of losing her own dad in front of her or the pain of that kick that connected to her. The creature's mouth closed as it regained control, it then growled again, ready to strike as it charged and tackled Ryuusei to the ground attempting to claw at him again.
Carnage felt the pain of the the sonic blast, but as he noticed the sirens going off, he couldn't help but grin within the Symbiote suit, he had a plan, make more symbiotes, cover the entire populace with symbiotes, they would be his family, he didn't receive as much damage as Venom would have, but it was enough for him to evacuate the premises and return to fight again soon, he saw what was coming at him when he saw the AI system fire the darts, he dodged the darts and dove out the window. Carnage started to heal, but he noticed two beings on the driveway, he recognized one of them being a different War Machine than the one that joined Spidey during their fight with Venom.
He took a Tendril and connected it like a web to the building and safely dropped down, he glared at the two and noticed one of them wasn't really who he actually recognized, it was a new person next to Iron Patriot. "You must be Iron Patriot." He said to War Machine. "But your friend is a different story!"
His hand shifted into an Axe. "It doesn't really matter, cause now I've got two new targets to tend to." He chuckled as he started to approach them
There were only so many times in one day a person could ask 'what the fuck?!'; his kick landed and the air blade peeled back the top half of the creature's head which revealed a little girl.
The kid looked terrified and pleaded for 'help' before the mouth closed over her head. Almost immediately the creature pounced on him; tackling him to the ground! Ryuusei extended a leg to kick her off, then rolled away and got back to his feet, fresh claw marks on his arms. "its...some kinda Demon!"
"Let's see if I can perform a li'l exorcism?" He didn't want to hurt the kid, but if what he was about to do didn't work...that might be unavoidable. "RAIJINKEN!" Ryuusei balled up his right hand as it surged with electricity. Suddenly he leaped at the creature and launched the lightning-charged punch toward its chest, hoping to electrocute it.
Post by Doctor Strange on Aug 28, 2019 1:31:07 GMT
Doctor Strange smirked. “Weird, right? Now imagine being thrown through various realities, while doing that and basically babysitting all of reality. All of it. Every single one.” He scowled and looked over at Toni. “I know exactly what you’re thinking,so don’t even start me on that, missy. You are going to go back into your body and stay the hell there, in that bed, and eat your cream of wheat porridge like a big girl. My patience is thinning and I don't have any time for your shenanigans.” He looked back over at Jack. “This might jolt you awake, just forewarning you,” he said before putting bothJack and Toni back in their respective bodies, though he remained in astral form. The kids had MALCOLM, they’d probably be fine if they were left alone for a bit. Though Doctor Strange knew that the initial fight was nearly over, help would still be needed in terms of triage. Those who were severely affected would need the most help, while those who were not as affected by the attack would be left until later.
He astral projected down to where Tony and Tidus were, cocking his head. “Thanks for leaving me to deal with your hell-spawn, Stark. And someone else’s as well. Just what I needed to miss out on a fight.” He shook his head. “Whatever. As long as they don’t call a code white or yellow, we’ll be somewhat fine. I specifically instructed your kid not to try escaping under any means. If she even tries, they’ll probably call a code anyway.”He smirked and finally acknowledged Tidus. “Who are you? I don’t recall seeing you in my time-hopping.”
Toni smirked, looking down at the three bodies seemingly falling in slow motion despite all the shit happening outside. “First of all,” she said “what the fuck were you thinking? Secondly, put me back in my body now, Stephen Strange.” Then her scowl turned into a grimace as she looked at him, her glaring orbits seemingly boring holes into his skull, if only they could.
Before she knew it, her wish was granted and she was put back into her body, waking with a start. “God dammit, Strange! Stop doing that!” she yelled, even though it was already technically too late. Doctor Strange had already made his exit, or rather phased through the floor. Fuck that guy, she thought.
Looking around, Toni tried to do what any completely insane person would do and tried to escape. “Screw this place. I’m leaving. There’s a fight going on down there and Hell will freeze over before I ever miss out.” With that, the young Stark made an attempt to rip her IV needle out of her arm and detach the EKG machine. Her vitals were good, she didn’t really need the tubes and monitors, and hospital food tasted horrible anyway, especially that cursed cream of wheat porridge. Unfortunately for her, they remained in place. “Fuck,” she said in an irritated tone. “Why does the world hate me!?”
“MALCOLM,” she commanded, “find me the best route out of this dump.”
“I do apologize, Miss Stark, but you must recuperate if you are meant to do battle in any capacity,” came the reply. Toni sighed deeply as she settled down a bit, following MALCOLM’s obscure, yet sensible instructions.
Post by Kakatal "Loki" Arde on Aug 29, 2019 3:03:00 GMT
Screaming from the sky there came a blur, suddenly two things launched from its shoulders and screamed towards Carnage landing with a thud on either side of him, then tendrils of energy came and encased the red symbiote, a stasis field it would find it even with its advanced strength nearly impossible to move beyond a few inches, then from where the things had launched came an armored being landing on one Knee in front of Tidus and War-Machine, it was taller than both, in his armor Kakatal stood at an easy seven feet, suddenly the armor began to slink away, first from the legs into the chest then the helm revealing a gray skinned horned being, with darker squared tattoos across his face, the horns where small, and pointed, and metallic in nature, different from the vestigial horns of his race. Under his armor was yet a simpler armor and cloak in the House of Adasca color's finally the armor finished moving on his left hand, from his wrist to his elbow was entirely metal, Warmachine would think it similar to Winter Soldiers, the other gauntlet kept forming until it formed into a long two bladed Naginata like weapon held aloofly in the beings right hand the other hand was empty thought it was held open palm down, for those sensitive to such things they would feel the energy this being carried with it. It flowed in his body like a raging river waiting for release. He was chosen for his potential, and perhaps in another life, they would have called him Sith, but in this life he was the Commander of the Royal Guard of House Adasca, and as such was the personal bodyguard of the heir to the throne. He was genetically enhanced to be at peak physical fitness, and beyond, his genetics spliced with other species to be stronger, faster, more durable than even the other guards, and unlike his fellow Guards, he retain his sense of self, and free will. By law the commander of The guard must be of royal rank, and thus he was the lowest rank, yet still free, his loyalty to his prince was a choice. And chosen loyalty is far more dangerous than that which is not freely given. Kakatal scanned the being, feeling it's life force, it was like a million organisms, yet it felt as though it was one. What a strange being he mused, though he said nothing. "Sire." He said simply to Tidus, his cloak flowing in the wind as he stared the being down.
I Serve The House Adasca For That Is My Duty and Duty is Life, To Betray That, The Sentence Is Death.
Post by Prince Tidus Adasca on Aug 29, 2019 4:01:45 GMT
Oh no no no....not another one....These things were like granite slugs...you kill a few, and others just pop up out of nowhere. This one had swung down, dropping nimbly, landing near himself and Rhodes. The suit of armor once again engulfed Tidus, the shields coming online. He checked his ammo stock....two sonic grenades, two glop, and one shock/flash grenade.
He also had some repulsors in the suit's gauntlets, but they weren't really for combat...that was about it. Even his lightsaber was inactive right now. This wasn't gonna be good.
"But your friend is a different story!" His hand shifted into an Axe. "It doesn't really matter, cause now I've got two new targets to tend to." He chuckled as he started to approach them.
Well, shit. This one looked a lot stronger, and in better command of its abilities, especially with that axe. As it approached, Tidus patiently waited, hoping to catch the creature off guard with a barrage from the grenades he still carried. If Tidus was going out, he was going to make his enemy earn the kill. Then, more arrived as backup. Another armored ally, looking slimmer, but similar to the one Rhodes was wearing, and a....um....was he a Jedi? No...Jedi didn't use powers like that....it was more Sith in nature. Still, Tidus felt no force power coming from the man. The sorta-Sith asked who he was, however....
...Not the time, dude...seriously.
"Introductions later. We have something far more pressing to deal with, sir. Whills alive, I wish that Kakatal were here."
It has been said that one should be careful what you wish for....it might just be granted.
Screaming from the sky fell a familiar silhouette, and a most welcome sight. Thumps fell heavy enough to tremble the ground under the feet of the young Arkanian prince. A stasis field erupted around the creature, hopefully trapping it inside. It was about damn time!! Finally, there would be absolute chaos to pay....The Demon God known as Loki had made Earthfall...finally.
"Good to see you, my friend. Although, I must say, your entrance was much delayed. That's not like you. What kept you?" There was a tone of humor in Tidus' voice. It -was- truly good to see him...but he had to give his old friend a hard time, of course. "Shall we finish the game?" Tidus' repulsors glowed brightly, as he took aim, and waited for the repulsors to get fully charged.