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    I Didn't Mean It!

    Post by Jo Pistonne on Wed May 05, 2010 8:36 pm

    Jo broke into a run, fleeing from the sanctuary, sizzles and bolts of energy ripping through the air around her. She chanced a look over her shoulder to see that the Evil Emperor was still hot on her tail. Cosmos! The guy just didn't seem to be able to take a joke!

    She'd be the first to admit that she'd pushed him too far—finding all his buttons was just so much fun—but that strange gleam in his eyes and the almost serious tone he had confronted her with right before he completely lost his head? It was the stuff made out of nightmares.

    Well, at least they weren't in the sanctuary anymore—she wouldn't be able to live with her conscience if anyone was harmed because of her folly—and she skidded to a stop when she met a crossroad. She had ventured somewhere into the city now, but all the buildings were foreign to her and looked absolutely the same.

    "Can't a girl catch a break here?" she muttered, stooping slightly, bracing her hands on her knees, as she struggled to catch her breath.

    After a moment, she lifted her head and chanced another look behind her. Funny; Zurg didn't seem to be chasing her anymore. Had she lost him with her twists and turns? She knew that she had gotten lost. There didn't seem to be anyone around, either, as if they had all deserted the place prior to her arrival.

    This entire situation was turning out to be far more than she had bargained for...


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    Re: I Didn't Mean It!

    Post by Zurg on Wed May 05, 2010 8:45 pm

    Oh, but he was chasing her. Through all the urban stink and putrid fumes of the city, he had kept on the lookout for her scent. In the shadows did he lurk, his red eyes reflecting eerily in the darkness like a feral feline's.

    Look at her, standing there panting for her breath.

    How she mocked him! How she tormented him and poked fun at him! It hurt, it really did! He wasn't going to admit that, of course, as he had an image to uphold but he sure wasn't about to let this get away, either. Everyone here didn't know what it was to be evil--they really didn't. They all thought he was soft--a pansy.

    A pansy. Oh, how he had come to hate that term. Absolutely hate it!

    He was going to show them all what it was to be evil! What it meant to be truly feared! He was the Evil Emperor Zurg! And he was going to have respect from the pathetic inhabitants of Portal Breach!

    And with this sadistic resolve in mind, Zurg slowly raised his Zurgatronic Ion Cannon and swiped the power dial onto the highest level possible: eleven.

    "I'm going to make you pay for humiliating me, girl." He seethed in the alley's overhang.

    There was a pang of plasma fire, and two volleys of super-heated gas flew down the narrow corridor towards the unsuspecting woman.
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    Re: I Didn't Mean It!

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    Re: I Didn't Mean It!

    Post by Jo Pistonne on Wed May 05, 2010 8:57 pm

    "I'm going to make you pay for humiliating me, girl."

    She felt the difference before she heard it; a shadow looming over her, a breath, then a low whisper, almost tickling her neck.

    And then pain, pain like nothing before exploding over her.

    "Ow!" she yelped, stumbling and catching herself against a brick wall. Angry welts began to form on her skin, where the tattered remains of her left sleeve used to be. She had to resist the urge to touch the wounds, gnashing her teeth together as her left arm dangled useless by her side. She couldn't feel it anymore, as if the nerves had just snapped and severed.

    She gasped in pain, her chest heaving, as her eyes, wide and fearful slowly turned to take in Zurg.

    He looked absolutely deranged; his eyes narrowed into tiny slits, like shimmering red coals in the darkness. An immense weapon was clutched in one steeled gauntlets, purring with a low glow emitting from it, thin vapors of smoke issuing from the nozzle. He was like an entirely different person, and if she had to be honest with herself... it absolutely terrified her.

    She hadn't meant to push him this far—couldn't have ever dreamed of such a result. Her breath hitching in her throat, she fumbled around for something—anything—to defend herself with.

    A wooden plank, half-rotten, stood a few feet away. She shifted slightly on her feet; inched a bit more; then grabbed it and hurled it at him, hoping it might at least distract him long enough for her to run, if not hit him.


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    Re: I Didn't Mean It!

    Post by System on Wed May 05, 2010 8:57 pm

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    Re: I Didn't Mean It!

    Post by Zurg on Wed May 05, 2010 9:00 pm

    He heard the wood fly towards him before he saw it, and instinctively he swiped his armoured arm in an arc; the rotting wood splintering into multiple fragments as the Evil Emperor--now beyond mad--continued his march towards the girl's death.

    Death! He wanted her death! Nothing would appease him! Nothing!

    "Is that all you got!?" He yelled at her, his fearsome silhouette all she could see from her angle; his eyes burning like dying stars. "Is that all you got, Babe!? I will show you a pansy!" Zurg snarled.

    With a snap of his cape, he repositioned the cannon onto her and squeezed the trigger once more.

    He didn't care if he was a monster; an agent of evil! He wanted revenge and he wanted it now! Delicious revenge!
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    Re: I Didn't Mean It!

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    Re: I Didn't Mean It!

    Post by Jo Pistonne on Wed May 05, 2010 9:11 pm

    She had to get away, escape, run for her life. But she stood, transfixed with fear as she saw the wooden blank burst into splinters. It wasn't as if that were the distraction she'd been waiting for, but she turned to flee all the same, running down a small alleyway.

    She heard his cries from over her shoulder, and turned her head once to see whether he was pursuing her or not; but that had been a mad move, as he squeezed the trigger once again, pain erupting through her calf.

    She landed face-first into the dirt, biting on her lower lip so hard that she drew blood. It hurt so much, so damn much, that it took all of her willpower to keep from screaming. Gasping, sweat tricking down her forehead, she scrambled to her feet, the pain in her right calf nearly causing her to stumble again, but the instinct to persevere pushed on onwards, to limp down the rest of the alleyway and rip open a door, slamming it shut behind her and bolting it.

    She looked around the room frantically; stairs? No, not with her leg busted up like this. The elevator? Could she make it in the elevator before he burst in?

    It was a risk she'd have to take.

    Limping into it, she slammed the archaic-grills behind her and pushed the topmost button. With a heave, it whirred to life and began to crawl upwards at a steady pace.

    "Go faster, go faster," she hissed, pressing the button frantically again, as if she could make it pick up its speed.
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    Re: I Didn't Mean It!

    Post by Zurg on Wed May 05, 2010 9:16 pm

    And he was right behind.

    With another tremendous blast from his cannon, he blew the alley door wide open; the piece of metal almost melting instantly as it splashed into the wall. But Zurg didn't mind as some of the heated goop speckled his armour. His boots crunched the debris as he walked in, and he noticed an elevator--in use.

    So she was trying to flee, eh? Zurg roamed his eyes around and found a stairwell. That no doubt led to the same place she was going. And he wanted to be where she was going. With a click of his heels, the Evil Emperor activated his rocket boots and darted out of sight; the boots' miniature engines releasing a blood-curdling shrill echo as he made his ascension and prepared for her descent into the underworld.
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    Re: I Didn't Mean It!

    Post by Jo Pistonne on Wed May 05, 2010 9:25 pm

    The elevator finally screeched to a stop when it reached the rooftop. Frantically, ignoring the spasms of pain that coursed through her useless limbs, she tore open the grill-door and limped out onto the rooftop.

    If she hadn't been fleeing for her life, she would have thought the sunset a beautiful sight. But right now, she was more concerned in finding a place to hide. Her eyes darting around wildly, she found several abandoned crates in a corner, splotched with bird droppings.

    Well, it was better than nothing.

    She scampered to them, her body half-collapsing in a heap behind the crates, as she gasped, trying to catch her breath. She chanced a look at her arm, then at her leg, cursing under her breath, hoping that he wouldn't come here.... wouldn't see her... she couldn't possibly fight, let alone escape, in this state.
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    Re: I Didn't Mean It!

    Post by Zurg on Wed May 05, 2010 9:29 pm

    He was already on the rooftop--prowling from his perch.

    From up high, on a nearby air conditioning unit, he watched the area diligently. He didn't see anything, not yet, but someone was here. There was blood on the wind, he could smell it, and his pupils only dilated wider with the setting sun. Ohohohoho, she was around here! He knew it!

    With a light, stealthy plummet to the floor, the Evil Emperor landed, knees crouched, and he patrolled around the roof; his cannon all ready to go.

    But Zurg was never a patient person--he would admit--and as he spotted a few abandoned crates to the side, a cruel, wicked thought popped into his head and took too aim.

    POOOW!

    ((Hit if it's the right spot, Miss if it's not.))
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    Re: I Didn't Mean It!

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    Re: I Didn't Mean It!

    Post by Jo Pistonne on Wed May 05, 2010 9:39 pm

    Jo bit back a whimper, crouching as much as she could behind her hiding spot as a crate exploded into smithereens. That had been so close, so dreadfully close. He was sure to find her and vaporize her in one go!

    She didn't want to go down like this—the thought had never even crossed her mind. Her attitude had never caused such reactions in others before. And Zurg, especially... though she had heard all those rumors about his person from Felix and others down on Tradeworld, she had never really formed her own opinion on him before coming here. She just knew that he was Zurg, the self-imposed Evil Emperor who tried to take over the galaxy back home.

    But he wasn't a bumbling idiot that could be easily picked on—now she had caught a glimpse of his true nature, and it chilled her to the bone. If she could somehow change something, anything, from what she'd said and done before she would—but he didn't seem willing to listen now.

    And she couldn't blame him—she'd probably react in the same fashion.
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    Re: I Didn't Mean It!

    Post by Zurg on Wed May 05, 2010 9:42 pm

    "Hmph."

    Zurg withdrew his cannon with slight dismay, observing the smoldering crater that was all that was left of the wooden pile. Ashes were now falling from the blast, and the Evil Emperor cast his crimson eyes upon another set of wooden crates--that same, wicked thought instantly popping into his mind.

    "Come out, come out, wherever you are~!" He chimed sadistically. The tone of his voice indicated he was not all there, but did that stop? Of course not~!

    With another squeeze of the trigger, he let out a small smile and watched the plasma volley shoot out with an inhumane roar.

    ((Same as before~!"
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    Re: I Didn't Mean It!

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