Arias' pod began to enter the atmosphere of the Earth, she sensed a lot of powerful energies, getting worried and aggressive the closer she came. As her worry grew, so did her aggression. The pod was consumed in a ball of fire as it began to enter the atmosphere, Arias quickly trying to get the door to open. "The pod is malfunctioning!" She yelled, even though nobody could hear her but her, she tried desperately to escape, and eventually just gathered enough force to kick the door open, the door disentigrating. Arias then jumped out of the pod for her life, an explosion barely following her escape. Arias plummeted towards the ground, landing in the branches of a tree, which broke her fall as she tumbled to the ground with a THUMP. She stood up, slightly aching from the impact but she shook it off, eyes slitted as she studied the environment. It seems I have landed in a forested area, which seems quiet so far. Arias did not know, that she was being approached. She looked around, being extremely cautious, her heart pounding in her chest from the massive amounts of adrenaline she released within her body, her heart pumping extremely fast. She felt as if it would burst out of her chest, she jumped stepping on a branch, she growled, not sensing anyone close, but not able to hide her own energy as she didn't know how.
Thread PL: 29,765 | Heavyweights on, PL: 7,441 The stars crackle against the night sky, singing the same static song she’s heard ever since the night her Pod crashed on Earth. Earth, not exactly the place she wanted to go to, but the place she wound up in. Kay-El Coliflo looked up at the foreign stars, the unfamiliar constellations, and the lack of the dead looking back at her. In her manmade nest atop a tree, webbed fingers laced behind her head, her dark blue eyes took in the sky above. The long braid that matched her eyes and tail hung over one shoulder haphazardly. No one there to judge her or see, she sprawled out and let herself miss home. For just a few minutes every day, she allowed herself to feel...homesick. The pies Mary baked, or the way her bedroom window looked out at he shoreline. Waves crashed feet from her, the only thing separate them a half a foot of stone.
She missed home.
A few moments later she shook it off, ridding herself of the thoughts. She couldn't afford to be weak, and Kay certainly couldn't afford the luxury of being homesick. Something moved in the sky and it took her a few moments before she realized what it was. A Pod of Saiyan make, and it reminded her of home all over again, just in different ways. A surge of excitement caused her blood to quicken, her heart to beat faster in her small chest. The five year old took off, swinging from tree to tree to race toward where the Pod and Earth would meet.
She'd never beat it, it was too fast for that, but she did get there before the smoke cleared. "Hey, is anyone here?" she asked, calling out into the night. The world went still as she searched, crickets and birds and animals holding their breath as if waiting for an answer alongside her. "Hellooooo?" she called again. "Are you okay?" Wandering closer, she hope the person was friendly. She hoped the person was Saiyan with news from the Empire. Half a Saiyan herself, Kay-El still felt that loyalty, that tug of pride in her people even if some of them didn't feel that for her.
Looking up and down, all around, she finally spotted the unfamiliar Saiyan lurking nearby. Slowly, as if approaching a wild animal, Kay moved closer. Step by step, inch by inch, she began to close the distance between them. She had no idea what this woman had been through and to act careless, especially after such a crash, might come off as offensive or insulting and Kay was neither of those things.
Post by Celmaru Waterfield on Mar 16, 2016 2:02:37 GMT
A certain hybrid floated through the forest quietly, swinging out and in between the branches of the giant trees as he flew through the forest, wondering aimlessly. His partner, however, was floating elegantly near the grassy floor, watching her husband with a concerned eye. Phae Waterfield was joyously content with the recent events that have transpired mere hours before, hut her husband's new attitude was surprising to her. Meanwhile, Celmaru Waterfield kept his gaze above the grass, avoiding the embrace of the Earth. A wide grin curled his lips into a bright smile, his recent actions possibly bearing fruit within a few months.
"Hey Phae, are you sure you don't want to be up here?"
"I'm fine down here, Celmaru....you seem quite content up there yourself."
"Well, you know....I'm just overthinking things again..."
A sheepish look shifted his facial expression, the hybrid scratching his cheek in such a fashion. After just transforming into the legendary Super Saiyan of legend, Celmaru had a massive confidence enhancement from the whole ordeal, despite the fact that he nearly lost Phae in the process. The couple weaved their way through the forest, as they usually did, hoping to find another clearing within this massive expanse of nature. However, their aimless wondering was interrupted by a violent Ki signature. Celmaru snapped to attention, his expression becoming serious and steely, as a blazing orb of spacepod was descending upon the Earth.
"Another one? This is the second one this month..."
His Father had recently returned to Earth after a lengthy service, however the Saiyan had escaped the SSE after hearing of his Queen's plans. However, this Ki felt nothing like his Father's; it felt like an outcast's, alone and forever cursed by something. Clenching his fists, the hybrid beckoned to his wife, gesturing her to his side. Nodding silently, Phae floated up to her husband, wrapping her arms around his neck like she always did. The hybrid's aura ignited to life, flaring around Celmaru like a timid flame. As if to push off thin air, Celmaru shot off towards the crashing pod, intent on confronting whoever escaped the SSE this time. The trees became a blur under the hybrid's body, blending together like a green smoothie. Celmaru kept his gaze upon the pod, watching it slowly burn away in the atmosphere. Suddenly, the pod doors were shoved open, fading into mere dust as it was forced ajar. A female figure lunged out of the pod, falling into the trees below.
"What do they think they're doing? That velocity could've killed them..."
"That person seems to be a Saiyan, Celmaru....be wary of their natural durability."
"I know of it, Phae....but that figure looked....female."
"Don't get any ideas, now, Celmaru."
Phae had a stern tone within her voice, immediately cautious of this arriving figure. Celmaru dismissed her thoughts with a simple sentence.
"My heart belongs to you, Phae....I can't change that anymore."
Phae nestled up against her husband's neck, cradling her body against his upon hearing that remark. A bright blush formed on the hybrid's face as he descended onto the grass, before the hiding Saiyan. Folding his arms, he called out to Arias, his tone kept even.
"I can sense you, please refrain from hiding....I'll be able to find you anyway."
A brief explosion was audible behind them, signifying the demise to the Saiyan's spacepod. Phae looked back into the dark forest, immediately noticing the explosion of force thrusting out behind them. Turning towards the direction of Arias's hiding place, she slid off her husband's back, elegantly floating above the grass like before. This encounter could go anywhere, especially since this one was a Saiyan; the fully bred version of Celmaru's race.
Arias snapped her head around, fixing Kay-El with a sharp gaze. "Freeze right where you are, and come out slowly. I will not hesitate to attack if you show signs of aggression." Her voice was cold and frosted over, her hazel eyes blazed, tail fur fluffed up in aggression. Staying in place, she watched Kay-El come towards her. Arias had a few scratches on her body, from the trees as she fell from the sky the rest of the way. Her eyes seemed cold, and blank. Like she was dead inside.. She frowned. "A child, what are you doing here?"
She was cut short by the arrival of Celmaru and Phae, she growled aggressively, her ki sparking in response to the energy signature of them both, She felt cornered, and her aggression heightened. Being a fully bred Sayian, she had a natural high aggression. But this seemed as if she had a different type of aggression. One that was a defensive type, she stepped back, almost smashing into Phae she leapt to the side, her heart pumping stronger than ever, and her aura rising, blazing around her. It was as if she almost seemed.. scared. Phae and Celmaru could definitely sense now that she seemed to be forever cursed, and that maybe it was grief, but they couldn't know the cause unless Phae probed Arias' memories. Arias would be too weak to force Phae out of her head, and she started to growl aggressively. "Stay away from me.." She snarled, shiny things appearing at the ends of her fingertips. She sensed something about Phae, and that triggered a sudden flashback, the one where Arias cried to the heavens as she mourned her deceased parents, a slight tear fell down her cheek, her aura diminishing briefly allowing Phae and Celmaru to sense the curse was grief, and something else about her. Her hazel eyes burned with a grief so strong, it caused her muscles to bulk up and have defininition, her ki rising slightly as she let out a pained howl of sorrow, she quickly snapped out of it and returned to her aggressive nature, tail bushed up intensely.
Post by Celmaru Waterfield on Mar 16, 2016 2:39:42 GMT
(Order changed due to....plot?) Celmaru's brows immediately quirked in the direction of Kay-El, who seemed to have been here already. Briefly waving towards Kay-El, Celmaru sifted his gaze back to Arias. Phae scooted over to her husband, keeping her distance between her and Arias. She kept her hands to herself, resting them before her politely. The hybrid, however, kept his guard up, leaving his Ki output at its current maximum. Arias's aura blazed to life, surging around her like a untamed bonfire. Celmaru's set of brows once again quirked upwards, this time in the direction of Arias. The Saiyan seemed, terrified, lost, and confused. Phae telepathically spoke to her husband, noting several visual concerns about her.
'I was about to tell her to stay away from you...however....she seems rather terrified, possibly even plagued with a recurring terror.'
'I can see it in her eyes, Phae. I've noticed....she doesn't seem to be hiding it....at all.'
'Its rather disturbing, knowing that such a person could be terrorized by some sort of plague.'
' "Plague" isn't the best term I'd describe for her, Phae. More like traumatized...'
Both Celmaru and Phae kept their gazes upon the frightened Saiyan, an expression of concern appearing upon their faces. Uncrossing his broad arms, Celmaru cautiously reached out towards Arias, hoping to come to terms with her.
"Calm down...and we'll talk. You look like you've seen several ghosts in your time."
The hybrid's hand faced the sky above as he took slow steps towards the traumatized Saiyan, staring at her with a cautious, yet concerned expression. Many more sights were practically laid out before him as he analyzed Arias; something familiar. Loneliness, despair, emotions long locked away. Celmaru had experienced such things himself, despite having even one other person willing to support him. The hybrid suppressed his Ki, placing it under an invisible barrier of suppression. The hybrid has never had his Ki suppressed past 50%, and this sudden decrease threw him off slightly, however he stubbornly kept his hand before him, facing the Saiyan warrior with a gentle aura surrounding him. Celmaru had never felt this careful in his life, much less around a woman.
"None of us are here to harm you...just breathe deeply and calm down."
Celmaru was just before the Saiyan now, extending his hand towards her, this situation could become exponentially worse if he couldn't calm this one down. There were many doubts that Kay-El could even attempt to tame a wild Saiyan, and Phae would just attack her in a strange fit of protecting her husband. Sorrow, doubt, fear, trauma, a plethora of those emotions and hormone-based reactions were clearly visible in her eyes. It almost reminded Celmaru of himself, however he usually kept his struggles to himself, this one was like an open book; or maybe he was spent too many days around Ayumu. Standing at his full height, his arm and hand before him, the hybrid awaited any sort of response from Arias.
"My name is Celmaru Waterfield....what might yours be?"
(Ki Suppression active: PL is now 6,835 [5% Thread PL])
As two more entered the area, Kay stood rooted to the spot at the stranger's command. She came out slowly, not wanting to spook this new woman even more. Her webbed fingers splayed, hands out in a 'I come in peace' gesture, she watched the exchange between Celmaru and Phae, whom she recognized from that day in the park, and the new Saiyan in town. "It's as he said," she nodded toward the male and took a tentative step toward Slow, deliberate movements, still acting like she did when she tracked a scared Pounce (her pet kitten), as if expecting the newcomer to bolt any second. "As for what I'm doing here...I saw your pod crash and I wanted to see if you were okay." That wasn't all of it, but it was enough for now. Clearly, the woman was spooked, to say the least. And that intention really was the heart of it, everything else she'd willingly forget.
A child she may be, but one forced to grow up fast both back home and here on Earth. Kay-El survived a lot to get to where she was today and, needless to say, she would not be swayed by some pouty, angry, Saiyan woman. She'd dealt with many of those all her life and the worst of them had been her abusive, adoptive mother, Pea whom Kay had left for dead int he fire that destroyed her home on Shikk the night she ran away. She hadn't set the fire, there had been an active war going on athe time, but all the same, her intention to run away that night was born before the damage was dealt. The war provided a justifiable excuse to tell the masses.
As if he knew she'd thought about him, Pounce stuck his tiny, black-furred head out of Kay's bag and meowed curiously. Kay's face unknowingly mimicked the concern the two adults showed, she didn't know because she dare not look back at them now. Sudden movements would spook her more and then they'd be up a creek without a paddle even more than they already were. "I'm Kay-El," she added after Celmaru's introduction. She watched the drama unfold, wondering if things would escalate and hoping they wouldn't. "And this is Pounce..."
Arias didn't step back from Celmaru's advances, her blazing aura seemed to diminish as the calming effects of Celmaru's aura took ahold of her, allowing her heartbeat to slow down the closer she got to him, she looked at him and his hand, being right in front of her. She looked at him quietly. "My name is Arias." She replied quietly, looking over at Phae curiously now. Her tail twitched, and her aura had faded, and her ki was calmer now. Being up close to Arias while she was in a calm nature, Celmaru could definitely sense something else about her, something beyond the grief she had. She looked at his hand, placing hers in his, and shaking it before letting go. "I am assuming you are married. I have no interest in you so for your wife, who I am assuming is right there," She gently tilts her head towards Phae, not in a rude manner at all, "She doesn't need to worry about it." Her breathing was steady, and her ki was slightly declining, but it was such a hair-thin decline, he may not pick up on it.
Arias got startled having not paid attention to Kay-El, her ki sparking back up again with surprise, she didn't run from Kay either. "Such a mature child for one so young." She said, looking at Kay-El and being reminded of her time as a kid, grief struck her heart once more and Arias turned her head away from them both, curling her fists at her sides. She didn't want them to see her cry, as a small tear fell softly onto the ground, leaving a spot on the soft grass before gently fading. Arias was calmed again soon enough, thanks to the aura of Celmaru.
Post by Celmaru Waterfield on Mar 16, 2016 4:36:16 GMT
Lowering his hand to his side, Celmaru guided his left hand to shoulder-level, revealing the golden ring placed upon his ring finger. His hand was clenched into a fist, displaying the ring like it was about to meet another hand. The calm aura of the hybrid didn't fade as he spoke.
"Well, how could you tell? You didn't inspect me before you even tried to speak to me, did you?"
Lowering his alternate hand to his side, Celmaru continued. Arias turned away from them both, a single tear falling onto the green grass beneath their feet. The hybrid frowned for a mere moment before reverting back to his concerned expression.
"Regardless, it was a rather interesting first impression you've made for yourself, Arias. Most people don't jump out of a malfunctioning spacepod every day."
Celmaru was being surprisingly polite to this Saiyan woman, but Phae stood back. She knew that her husband was placing his priorities before this newly acquired acquaintance. Phae had seen the horror within Arias's eyes, and knew that Celmaru would one of very few that could relate in this universe; he never lost his parents, but he certainly knew the feelings of loneliness and the sensation of locking away your emotions. He could relate, however Celmaru has since improved his life drastically, and it seemed as if Arias has given up on doing so. Ayumu truly had affected the hybrid's personality; he wanted to help. Acting like the elder himself, Celmaru felt the need to make her concerns known....however Kay-El may not understand how he'd be able to do as much. Guiding his hand to his chin, stroking it awkwardly, given his lack of facial hair, and spoke once more.
"You're mentally plagued by something...from years ago in your past. It hasn't left your mind since, it was a severe trauma that affected you for your entire life....at least up until this point."
'Her....her parents. Celmaru, she lost her parents.'
'How did you figure that out?'
'Besides that fact practically written across her face?...I may have shifted through her memories....through my telepathy....just a little...'
The hybrid mentally sighed at his wife, knowing full well that what she had done was a severe invasion of her privacy, regardless, he continued with that knowledge.
"Your parents, perhaps? A family member of extreme importance, at least....out on Vegeta, I presume."
Clemaru peered into her eyes once more, analyzing what secrets she would be failing to hide. Ayumu's analytic prowess had truly affected his sight, truly being able to see into another being's very soul....figuratively, of course. Unless Arias happened to be a very vulnerable case, Celmaru would have a much easier time fighting his opponents.
"You're practically an insomniac, lacking severe amounts of sleep due to constant night-terrors, you're haunted by your parent's deaths....at a young age, even....you poor Saiyan, for such a prideful warrior to be brought to such a state due to an unfortunate accident...."
The hybrid was being fed information by Phae, who was also analyzing Arias as her husband spoke. Celmaru was barely able to send a single message to others via telepathy, however Phae was practically able to read minds with it.
"Minor paranoia, severe aggression due to the lack of sleep, your race doesn't help you there....my my, even enough gall to believe that everyone is out to get you? You certainly need a loving embrace of a mother....or someone, soon, Arias."
Phae floated up to Celmaru, a concerned expression still upon her face. Shaking her head, she outstretched her arms towards the Saiyan warrior, a warm smile upon her face.
"Come, you must feel terrible....allow me to help you."
Celmaru stepped back, folding his arms once more; he allowed his wife to work her motherly magic once again. If Arias reacted kindly...or otherwise in a non-aggressive fashion, the hybrid would shift his gaze over to Kay-El. Smiling weakly, he gave a stiff wave in her direction, acknowledging her presence.
"You must be another who we're met back at the park in Satan City....Kay-El, if I recall correctly. How have you been? I hope you've fared well in this world so far, as it seems you're merely a young child."
His tone didn't display any condescending intent, rather a more fatherly voice behind it. Both Celmaru and Phae have changed since they've met each other, and even more so after the past few days. However, deep down they're still the same; one a powerful warrior who underestimates his own strength, and the other a straightforward spirit who won't let anyone stand in the way of what she wants. If Arias became offensive combat-wise in anyway, however, and Phae herself was harmed; the hybrid wouldn't even dare to hold back....and ascend to the legendary form of Super Saiyan.
Watching the other three interact, she might as well not be there at all. They exchanged words, more like examinations, oddly insightful of each other. In fact, Celmaru's 'insights' were downright interesting, fascinating...terrifying. Vaguely she wondered what Phae and he would see in her but didn't want to know. Her secrets were her own to bear and divulge. Arias' perception of their marriage seemed a bit spot on for how dark it was in the woods that night, but, hey, some people were just naturally that perceptive. Kay, on the other hand, strayed too far into the world of 'five year old A.D.D..' But when she wanted to, her level of observance could rival anyone else's for things most people didn't see. She didn't really understand how Celmaru did it but then again she didn't really care. Maybe someday she'd ask him to teach her to be that observant, but these days the five year old had other, more pressing things to she was trying to accomplish. Sometimes prioritizing was half the battle.
The way Arias' feet move slowly, almost in a daze, as she approached Celmaru and Phae and then how those shoulder shook and trembled ever so slightly. She knew what it was to cry in front of strangers, and she knew how much she hated it. Clearly, Arias did, too, hate others seeing her cry. Knowing how that felt, she remained quiet, letting Arias take that moment to compose herself.
Besides, she had nothing to say to the blunt remark at her 'maturity.' Nana certainly thought her to be mature at times and then completely, ridiculously childlike at others. Perhaps that's why she missed home, sometimes - Shikk represented the childhood she left behind. If she thought about it, she'd realize childhood abandoned her long before she had the chance to leave it 'in the dust,' but she didn't like to self-examine that much.
Pounce meowed again and she let him out of the bag, watching as he landed deftly on the ground, wandering over to Arias and sniffing curiously at her feet. The kitten looked up at the potential new friend (because as far as the cat knew, that's exactly what Arias was - another set of hands to pet him and feed him and love him. Kay-El found him in her pod, a stow-away on their journey from Shikk to Earth, and adopted him right away. Nana often said they were much alike which only made the child smile.
Kay turned back to Cel when he addressed her and gave a small smile. "I've been...alright," she said truthfully. Better and better every day, she grew stronger. Sadly no closer to buying a ship so she could get off of Earth and get to Namek, at least Earth had proved itself to be more interesting than she ever thought it could. The people made it worth staying on more than anything else. "I hope the two of you have been well," she flashed them both a smile. What they were doing in the forest was their business, so she didn't ask, because them being there was about as odd as Kay being there. Then again, Kay spent a lot of time in the forest. If Phae peered into her mind she'd likely see the hurt buried deep, deep down that the child's friendly mask hid well. She'd become an expert at lying with her face, although sometimes the smiles didn't quite reach her eyes.
"No, but the ring catches the light and the connection between you two is a ultimate one of love."
She seemed to be able to detect the love and compassion between Phae and Celmaru, but she couldn't feel it in her heart. Her heart was still broken and shattered. Arias' memories were prevalent in Phae and Celmaru's minds, how she wailed to the stars of the sky over the grave of her parents, how she had felt was vivid. Her sorrow, agony, and loss striking her heart in the memory, it was almost making them feel the same way she had all those years ago. How she had vowed to avenge the deaths of her parents. She walked towards Phae quietly, she didn't show any hostile signs thanks to Celmaru's aura currently keeping her calm and as of the moment, friendly in a way. Arias looked down at Pounce, her eyes softened slightly. She stooped down to gently pet Pounce, she smiled faintly. Her tail unwrapped from her waist, and waved softly in the breeze. she pets Pounce gently, careful not to hurt the creature. She smiled, seeming to have stress relieved.
"Why do I feel relieved when petting this creature?"
She said wondering, as she stood and walked over to Phae, allowing Phae to embrace her. For one time, she felt as if all her stress had left her for the moments she was in Phae's embrace. Her emotional lock was breaking, and with that would come 12 years of pent-up emotions. A few tears were slightly welling up in her eyes, she sensed something about Phae but put it to the side of her mind for now, it wasn't her business. It felt as if her mother had picked her up and hugged her, the memory so prevalent in her mind Arias had to stifle the massive buildup of tears, she didn't want to cry in front of people. She didn't want to be weak seeming to them. However, a few tears escaped her block and began trickling down her face, with more tears falling until Arias was officially crying out her lungs in the embrace of Phae, the emotional lockup had broken, and 12 years of emotions catching up to her and hitting her head on, she simply cried heavily. For a Sayian warrior, the trauma she had been through, being a emotionless zombie for 12 years, emotions from 12 years caught up to her at long last.
It was almost pitiful, how Arias had been affected this strongly by the loss of her parents. She seemed to slightly bond to Phae, a very very thin connection reaching her heart for the first time in years. There was something more about Arias than she either knew or was letting on, or didn't even know at all. Phae, being the closest, could probably sense it about her. Arias' ki and energy was seemingly being sapped by something, but it was very thin. There were a few loose puzzle pieces about the mentally unstable Sayian warrior that were beginning to fall into place.. Arias' breathing soon slowed down into deeper, calmer breathing. Her recovery began to immediately take place, her skin beginning to seal over the scars and lacerations all over her exposed skin. She didn't sleep for long however, her eyes snapping open full of tears once more, sitting up. Her heart was pumping, she had been plagued by something else, a memory of a sayian male that wasn't her parents being brutally killed and Arias too wounded to fight back which had been the driving force for her to leave her homeworld she'd been plagued by one of her "night terrors" as Celmaru referenced earlier while analyzing her. Arias had gotten just enough time to seal over the wounds, and she stood up but staggered, quickly recalming thanks to Celmaru's still-active aura.
Post by Celmaru Waterfield on Mar 17, 2016 23:38:43 GMT
"There there, now....you're alright....you can cry all you like."
Phae spoke gently to Arias, stroking her wild Saiyan hair as she did her best to comfort Arias. The seaweed woman had begun working her magic once again, despite it not being actual magic. Phae always had that sort of air around her, welcoming everyone around her with a warm smile. Somehow Phae was even able to give a vicious Saiyan warrior a moment to relieve her inner stress, releasing her inner demons through tears for even just a mere moment. The Saiyan's breathing was ragged, but Phae kept her embrace tight, holding Arias close to her, allowing her to experience comfort once again.
"Allow yourself to be free....even for just a moment."
Celmaru had taken in the view of the Saiyan warrior crumbling to pieces, however his calm nature still persisted as he watched. The hybrid had broken down once before himself, and knew the feeling of being embraced by such a being as Phae. Noticing Kay-El's recent remarks to Celmaru's previous questions, he turned towards the child, a warm smile upon his facial expression; despite its usually weak appearance. The hybrid gave Kya-El a brief extension of the thumb, facing the sky defiantly; a thumbs-up, if you will.
"We've been fine, I appreciate you asking. However, I believe Arias is a much greater cause for concern....she's currently a bit more than conflicted, as it seems."
Leaving his arms at his sides, and his back upright, the hybrid continued. Celmaru pplaced his hands behind his back, one grasping the other in a professor-esqe fashion as he finished his brief interaction with the tiny child.
"Despite that...you can speak to us about your problems...we'd be happy to help."
Celmaru smiled once again, and shifted his gaze back to Arias, who seemed to be recovering. Phae kept her arms wrapped around the Saiyan, giving her time to fully recover before letting go. Her feminine hands now rested upon her rugged back, leaving the Saiyan's unkempt hair to stay undone and wild; as a normal Saiyan would. As Arias stabilized her breathing, the seaweed woman released her arms from the female warrior, and slowly floated away, facing the warrior like before.
"Now, might you feel just a little bit better? I do truly hope you would be willing to speak of your troubles one day....we'd be happy to relieve you of such a burden."
Both Celmaru and Phae stood side by side, with the hybrid scratching his head sheepishly.
"You know....its odd, that's the first time I've ever attempted to do such a thing....I never expected to hit so many marks."
"However, we do hope that you can eventually realize that not everyone is here to murder you outright; some people upon this planet have good intentions."
"I, personally, hope that one day we can spar together...as friends, if nothing else."
"Well, maybe once Arias becomes a little bit stronger."
Phae's tone didn't harbor any condescending messages within it, but the Saiyan warrior could misinterpret her remark in multiple ways; it all just came down to how Arias replies. However, another trouble was coming their way, hiding in the shadows of the forest, their sights set upon the hybrid warrior named Celmaru Waterfield.
As bad as she felt for the Saiyan, the woman pretty much ignored her. Kay was relieved, though, that Arias seemed to find relief in her interactions with Pounce. “It’s called a cat, you should get one...they’re good for, well, many things.” Pets helped teach responsibility, helped heal people, provided company when no other was available. The five year old said none of this, because Arias was crying harder now, clinging on Phae as if for dear life. It didn’t help she also seemed to stare at Cel like she was hypnotized or something when she wasn’t crying which all probably meant she couldn’t hear her, anyway.
Of course Arias was of greater concern, she was five, not stupid. She knew broken when she saw it because, sometimes, it took one to know one and she respected the fact that Arias’ clear, strong bond with the other two would be healthier for her.
When Celmaru gave her the thumbs up, she shrugged, and when Pounce came back over to her she scooped him up and set him back safely in her bag. A small data pad buzzed in her pocket and she pulled it out, seeing the ‘Need to talk to you ASAP, have major news!’’ from her Nanny. That was...odd, to say the least, what could be so urgent? News, she thought, so it was unlikely Nana got into some sort of fight or spat with anyone - besides, she was kind and old and funny, who would ever want to hurt her? Another buzz and Kay’s eyes widened, imperceptible in the dark to others, at the next words. ‘Have news about your brother.’ For almost ten whole seconds while the other three chatted, Kay-El Coliflo forgot to breathe. When she remembered she let out the breath she hadn’t realized she’d been holding all in a soft rush and kept her face and tone as even as possible. Any news was good news when it came to Pin, and no news was really all she had before...
“Looks like you have this all under control,” she said, knowing when she wasn’t needed and having other, more pressing issues to tend to. “Something’s come up...something really, really important. I'm sorry...but I really should go.” She’d never abandon someone as fragile as Arias if wasn’t important, but it was, and as tough as the choice was Kay needed to know whatever information Nana had about Pin. Besides, no one liked feeling like a third or fourth wheel, and she clearly was at the moment. Even someone as young as she picked up on that. Sometimes being that person could cause more awkwardness or harm than good. The raised, bumpy, tattoo-like, blue and green colored ‘wings’ on her back unfolded and she took to the air, following the stars back to the little attic apartment she shared with her Nanny. Thread exit for Kay-El unless someone calls her back/stops her. Zeni please.
Arias suddenly went stiff, staring into the shadows, before hearing the sudden whooosh of ninja stars through the air. In the few seconds she had, she had a vision of the day on Vegeta, only it was Celmaru and Phae being killed instead of her parents. Her eyes snapped open and she shoved them both to safety, screaming "NO!!!!" before being struck with multiple ninja stars to the upper chest, collapsing onto the ground, still as a stone and leaking blood. She didn't get up for a while, and just before Celmaru or Phae could fight the assassins, Arias coughed, standing up, staggering slightly. She ripped the ninja stars out of her chest, crushing them into ash with her hand, before leaping into the bushes with a roar. "I WILL NOT LET YOU HURT EITHER OF THEM, OR THEIR UNBORN!" She roared, her claws coming out as she slashed at the enemies, intending to kill them. She murdered them after a heavy fray, slashing their torsos open. She rolled out of the bushes in a tangle with one, where she sunk her teeth into the neck of the leader, and a crack split the air as she ripped out his throat, chewing it and swallowing before standing up and tossing the corpse with the rest. She had gone mental from the smell of blood, along with a sort of defensive maternal rage and she licked the blood off her hands and fingers, before her eyes rolled back in her head, collapsing to the ground. Blood had been dripping down her torso, staining her purple outfit. She collapsed, weakening despite her body trying to seal over the wounds. She could be left to die, or saved.. it was all up to the decisions of Celmaru and Phae now..
Meanwhile, a note fluttered from the fray into the hands of Celmaru..
Post by Celmaru Waterfield on Mar 18, 2016 3:37:01 GMT
"Ah, well....goodbye then, Kay-El."
The hybrid simply waved goodbye for a moment, keeping a pinpointed location set onto multiple Ki signatures. Facing away from the little child, whom of which was taking her leave, Celmaru was left with a sudden surprise. Phae was being shoved into him by Arias, and several metal stars were flung out of the darkness. For the first time in weeks, Celmaru instinctively created an Afterimage, however this time it was a much more powerful variant compared to before. A short "recording" of the hybrid being pushed aside formed where he previously stood, falling over repeatedly. Revealing himself just in time to catch Phae in his arms, Celmaru looked up to see a ferocious sight. Celmaru secured Phae in his arms protectively as he witnessed Arias going berserk. Terrified screams of agony were perfectly audible within the depths of the forest, echoing into the darkness, and reaching none but deaf ears...except Celmaru's and Phae's. Gruesome crunches and snaps can be heard, and didn't stop until Arias appeared out of nowhere, shredding a poor man's throat out of his own body. The couple watched in horror as Arias tore all of the assassins apart, stacking them in a pile haphazardly. Celmaru grasped his wife tightly, standing upright and holding her in his arms gently. As the Saiyaness began dying in a pool of her own blood, Phae floated above her husband's arms, guiding herself to the dying Saiyan, beginning to send her own energy into Arias.
"Phae....she could return to her primal instincts again if you revive her."
"She has some sort of primal urge to destroy when she smells blood....it was written across her face....just like her troubles earlier. She didn't act like this until the scent of blood reached her nostrils."
The hybrid began to fold his arms.....however a tiny scrap of papyrus fluttered before his eyes. The dark words referred as "ORDER" became suddenly visible, and the hybrid snatched the paper away from the open air's grasp. The entire length of the papyrus scrap became visible before Celmaru, and his eyes widened at the signature of who issued the order.
"Hired by; Liam I. Ekam"
Celmaru's eyes widened, and his pupils dilated sharply until they were almost nothing among his dark brown hues. The hybrid shred the paper before him, tearing it to mere shreds as his anger flared immensely. Liam Ekam was Celmaru's first cousin; and his number one enemy. He always boasted that he always had more physical power than Cemlaru as a child, and usually beat him for being a hybrid...and just for that fact. Considering that he just sent assassins after him was staggering, and insulting....if he wanted the hybrid to die, he could've done it himself. A vein appeared upon Celmaru's left temple, and his anger flared to the point where he nearly ascended once again. Keeping his gaze straight ahead, the hybrid's right hand bent at the elbow, raising his fingers skyward, and curling them to face the sky along with his palm. A red and white Ki sphere spurred to life, sparking with power. Thrusting his hand to his right, the blast was fired off into the forest, resulting with a massive explosion nearby. The ring of force it created reached the three, and flung any loose debris their way. Phae became concerned as she finished up sending leftover energy into Arias, now wrapping seaweed gauze around her frame.
"Celmaru, what was that?"
"....Liam...he sent assassins after me."
"That pathetic bastard....that arrogant bitch!"
"Calm down, husband....you mustn't ascend here! Arias may turn aggressive once again, this time towards us!"
"He has no right to send anything after me, especially after how he treated me and my Mother when we were children....hrrrrrgggg...!"
The hybrid's locks began to spike upward, facing the sky like his fingers did mere moments before. Fortunately, he took control of his emotions before he went golden; into a Super Saiyan. Grasping his forehead in minor shame, yet in major amounts of rage, Celmaru began calming down. However, his anger lingered at the sight of seeing his cousin send such worthless murderers after him. Many times did Liam torture Celmaru when they were children, and since his cousin was Human, he had superiority over him because he was as much....and no other reason was required besides that. Liam always had more power than the hybrid, and constantly reminded him of that fact. Liam had done many other things, but Celmaru was too enraged to care at the moment.
"Celmaru....we can deal with Liam later...for now, please calm down."
"....I can only promise to try, Phae...but this isn't over between him and I, I can tell you that much now. He always had so much pride over how his family was better than ours...yet he pulls this!"
A sense of pride over family was something Celmaru had only recently acquired, yet his passion for it was already as strong as a typical Saiyan's pride. Shaking his head rapidly, Celmaru dismissed his thought of revenge for now. Walking over to Arias, he crouched over her, inspecting his wife's job at healing her.
"She'll be in a state, won't she?....At least for a while....those things cut deeper than one would imagine..."
"Yes...I was surprised as well..."
(Ki Suppression deactivated: PL is now 102,535 [Weighted PL])
Arias has opened her eyes weakly, and the raw power he emitted terrified her. She heard the explosion and got even more terrified, her pulse escalating sharply. She tried to get up to run out of terror, but her wound burst open again and she collapsed back down. Celmaru , in revealing his energy, had gotten Arias' respect, and she feared him greatly now. She was in no state to defend herself now, or even move. Her claws came out when she smelled the fresh blood as a result of the newly opened wound, but she didn't move other than breathe erratically. She closed her eyes, her head falling to the side. Her hearing became fuzzed, but as her breathing was slowed, she would be alright thanks to the help of Phae. Something finally sparked in response to the energy Phae had given Arias, something very small and delicate. It became clear, that Arias was actually a mother without knowing, and the weakness of the energy showed it was only about a few weeks, 3-4 along. However, it had not been hurt, no lacerations nearing that area, thank the dragon. That would explain the boost to Arias' rage.. and the fact she seemed to care enough for them to take a hit that could have killed someone much stronger than her. She barely knew them, and yet her words still echoed in their heads.
"I WON'T LET YOU HURT THEM, OR THEIR UNBORN!" She had yelled, before had attacked them once the scent of blood hit her nostrils.
Arias had put her literal life on the line to prevent Celmaru and Phae getting killed, and if Phae hadn't gotten to her in time, she would have died from the wounds, dying for them. It was clear that Arias had a good side, one that had shown in the brief moment she had nearly sacrificed herself for them. Arias was now badly injured, her ki flickering, but not dropping more than 20%, she was still alive but would probably be knocked out for a few days in terms of being able to fight. A while later, the sun was beginning to set over the forest, causing her hair to light up with the rays of the dying light. She finally began to stir, slowly blinking her eyes and attempting to sit up, but feeling an extreme pain in her torso, she laid back down, panting exhausted from even that movement, she was badly injured still, and one of her wounds had ripped open again.