The Jean Grey Memorial statue, or the Pheonix Memorial statue as it was sometimes referred to as, where many an X-man had come to pay respects to the lost. Now.....now it would be a place where the X-men stood there ground, defending their rightful home. Laserbird....Riot....even Sabertooth had history in the place. But some would not allow the dead to lie peacefully......Asteria and Dominick Miller had a job to do, mutants to bring down. Some graves weren't going to get in their way!
Rosalie flicked the ash with her free hand as Adrien kissed the other, the pinkish purple trail of kinesis evident for all to see "You know ah love yah, even if y'are givin' me them evils" Rosalie grinned at him, she understood his concern, but as dangerous as this mission was, he shouldn't be worrying about her smoking, more about the gun toting militia. "Really wan' us gone, hon" She said softly to Abigail, before looking at the rest of their team.
The claps echoed around her consciousness, the brunette turning and eyed the half suited woman, that must be Sara she thought to herself, Warstar can handle her... that thought was cut short when her brother re-entered, and she heard the creaking metal. She watched, wide eyed as the helicarrier was mangled mid air, suddenly she was very glad Liliya was on their side.
"Ah'm guessin' that's our cue, huh?" Before she anyone could argue she was off like a shot, straight out of the window and landing softly on the grass. She walked amongst the disarray that the helicarriers crash had caused, seeing two New Order members by Jeans memorial. Rosalie twirled the Bo defensively, trying not to use all of the energy she'd absorbed from Adrien in one go...
Seeing the Helicarrier coming down Dom like so many other of the New order member ran, not a retreat but moving to keep up the numbers, he turned his back and ran not wanting to look back on it in case it was closer to him than he wanted. He heard it touch ground, heard the few unlucky members cry out in pain as the where crushed by the vessel that had been theirs to use against the mutants. Dom looked to the crash site in horror "Terrorist bastards" He muttered to himself all gloves where now off if they where out for blood then he was dam sure that the mutants where going to have more than one dead body to bring home. In a rage he moved to the side of the building and around the back. Waiting his finger rested against the trigger of the gun " Come on....come out" He said aloud for only his ears, what where they waiting for clearly they had started this, or maybe their numbers where not as big as the New Order had assumed.
Becoming more and more ready for someone any one to appear Dom wanted to draw them out to a fight, taking the automatic weapon he raised it and aimed for one of the windows and fired, then to a second repeating the action. Maybe if he was lucky a bullet might just end up deep in one of the terrorist's. Dom was starting to get pissed off when at last through one of the windows he saw moment and then a female came out through it. Dom didn't smirk or grin his mind didn't come up with silly quips or insults. Four simple words came into his mind when he saw the girl. Gun.Fire.Mutant.Dead. A simple process by which he would work but he wasn't going to waste a bullet firing at her and missing if he fired he wanted to hit the target. Planting his feet he wanted the girl to come forward just a few steps would do it.
Shila headed for the roof again as they broke off in apparent teams. Her clawed feet landing softly on the stone roof. Transforming quickly she slipped back on her SHIELD suit and gear, packing the three guns tightly to her body, along with a few bladed weapons of her own.
"Here goes nothing." she muttered to herself as she jumped off the roof landing with a roll on the grass, next to the mutant Riot. She nodded her head stiffly toward the girl and circled around the two mutants. It was the newer agent Asteria. Along with the gun nut human, she didn't remember his name. She had briefly read the girls file, not finding her interesting too much.
Her eyes flickered to the statues around them, her anger rising quickly at the Jean statue. Oh this is just peachy.she thought sarcastically. Her hand flicked to her own sidearm, one resting on her right side, she had it drawn and cocked in a blink, resting slightly on the boy, though her eyes were elsewhere.
Last Edit: Jun 1, 2010 8:08:21 GMT -6 by LASERBIRD
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「 Boys and girls pretend to know me, they try so hard 」
「 And I get what I want, my name is my credit card 」
The groan and twist of metal could be heard in the background before that of an explosion. It didn't take much to guess that the Resistance had a metal manipulator hidden somewhere; it was either that or a telekinetic. Forcing herself not to marvel at the sight of burning metal, Asteria continued ahead and looked for some sort of position. While the level of surprise didn't quite spike for the young woman, as others may have experienced, the mangling and destruction of the Hellicarrier and New Order forces below were a bit intimidating; however, it was rather easy to get over. And as spirit-breaking as it was to see the mighty New Order armed forces be crippled in a matter of moments, it wasn't the focus of the night. There was still an invasion at hand and the vehicle and human casualties would simply have to wait.
Asteria had noticed that she had wandered a considerable distance from her initial jeep transport and was now near a young man. Upon closer view, she discerned it was one of the young men from the recent meeting concerning this particular New Order maneuver. Though she didn't quite know his name--she happened to spend a lot of time in the Research and Development lab--Asteria knew that he was a friend in this situation. His demeanor was clearly stained with anger, which could be ascertained by the way he was rather trigger happy already, but Asteria decided that being alone was worse than having someone to watch out for her.
"I suppose she's gonna be your target?" It was something she had to assume because he appeared ready to unload his weapon on her. Asteria came up slowly behind the NO agent and stood slightly diagonal from his current position. Her voice was hushed and supposed to be for the young man's ears only. Her eyes then shifted from the NO automatic gun to a woman who had just arrived and was now circling the NO agent and herself. She wasn't visible until she landed on the grass and she quickly had her weapon drawn. Asteria might have assumed that she had no offensive abilities, but there was always something that could be said about assuming.
The immediate threat to her person was a bit of a shock; in her few experiences, the first move was almost always made by her. Of course, the NO agent had let off several shots before they had arrived. Aside from that, these mutants and agents did have a reason to be threatened and that was probably the main reason for the jump into action. Making a move to oblige the defensive maneuvers being put into play, Asteria created a flare of hellfire on both of her, now, clenched fists.
Dom let his eyes drift to Asteria as she spoke "Yea...Thats if you don't mind taking out the blonde" he asked as he turned to look at the now two women. Dom tried not to hear the groans of the metal that rang out almost drowning out a few cries of pain. Dom's breathing picked up a little he didn't want the mutants to know that they had bugged him he had to not think about the number of dead that lay only feet away from them, those people would be morned later first deal with this problem.
Dom stood glaring at the girl who came through the window. He was wanted nothing more than to fire at her and for it to be over but they did have orders to try and take in one or two of the mutants for the New Order and the girl didn't look all that very impressive, this of course was over shadowed by the red haze he could feel rising. Dom slung the machine gun over his left shoulder and took out the hand gun from his left holster, he cocked and aimed it at her "You are under arrest of the New Order put your weapon down or I will be forced to open fire" he warned her. Once the words left his lips Dom began counting down in his own mind he would only give her ten seconds, ten seconds until he open fire.
The panic that had followed the impressive descent of the Hellicarrier had been delicious. From his vantage point in one of the upper windows he watched as the ripple of fear had passed through the ranks of the NO soldiers, a large part of their forces running and screaming for their lives as they tried to escape from under the growing shadow of the falling command center. Jeeps and APC's kicked up trails of dust, many running over their own men to escape, many failing to start at all as the fear gripped hold of the men inside and froze them to the spot, only able to look skyward as their doom approached them.
With the onset of the massive dust cloud that rolled out from under the fallen craft Creed had moved, dropping from the window and down into the grounds of the old school, using his other sense to help him pick his way through the crowds, men unable to see where they were heading met their fates unseen by their comrades, tooth and claw bringing them down without warning, ending their panicked state.
Sabertooth smiled in the failing dust cloud, one hand round the throat of a soldier, his feet clear of the ground as he fired again and again into the chest of the big hunter, emptying the clip from his side arm in one hand as he tried to pry that crushing grip of his neck with the other. Viktor grunted with each shot as it entered his torso, feeling his body quickly stem the bleeding and stitch the wounds closed before they became any real bother. In the blink of an eye his free hand reared back and slammed through the mans chest fingers first, his razor sharp claws piercing the mans body armour and slicing into his stomach. With a swift sideways motion he tore his hand free, the mans innards spilling out over the ground painting it red and filling the air with his dying screams and the coppery smell of his fresh blood.
He sniffed the air, picking out something familiar in the mix of blood and fear filled urine that stained the air, someone he had met only recently. Without so much as a sound he set of in long striding run ducking through the undergrowth as he followed the smell, listening hearing the gunshots in the distance, the sounds of talking. He slowed as they're voices began to get louder, not wanting to give himself away just yet, creeping to the very edge of the bushes and trees that had grown up in the neglect of the mansions grounds, just watching the events unfold.
Something black flew through the air towards the NO agents, landing with a wet bounce and a skid at the feet of the younger man, lifeless eyes staring up out from under the smashed helm of the NO soldier, his head clearly torn from his shoulders, blood pooling underneath it as it lay there,
"I think you lost something..."
He chuckled quietly as he stepped out of the bushes and into full view. Gone was the old reliable coat and furs, replaced with a simple but much more effective outfit from his earlier days. Muscles rolled and tensed as he moved, looking as if they were trying to escape from underneath the suit as he strode,
"I think your running outta men boy..."
His lips draw back into a snarl as he bared his teeth in challenge, his fingers flexing in anticipation...
Rosalie gave a wry grin to the New order agents as she was joined by not only the SHIELD agent Laserbird, but the hulking mammoth that was Sabertooth. With Shilas gun trained on the male, her eyes flicked to the female, her fists now covered in... hellfire. Well that was a surprise. "Undah arrest? Tha's somethin' ah ain't heard in a long time" She responded turning her attention back to the male, still advancing with the twirling 'bo staff.
"T'ink ya can fire 'fore she does?" Her eyes darted to Shila, "Or he rips ya a new one?" Her eyes then darted to Creed. Tapping into the kinetic energy Adrien had lent her she made the 'bo twirl at an almost superhuman speed "An' y'all got'ta try an' catch meh..."
"You have no authority to arrest anyone"Shila said through gritted teeth as she trained her gun on the boyish thing before her.
She cast her eyes over at Sabertooth as he approached. Good. They had firepower, in a way of speaking. He was a never ending animal. Unfortunately she found that out the hard way.
Leveling her gun at the boy she looked over at the femme New Order agent. "If you do not stand down...we will be forced to use the harshest form of punishment." She watched the two, unmoving.
Guess the hard way it is, she thought with a brief smile. Aiming off to the side of the boy's head, and more for his hair, she fired, purposely missing flesh and more so aiming for the mane around his head.
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Dom watched as the black ball flew threw the air and landed on the grass and bounced a little and rolled towards his feet. Dom knew he shouldn't but he had to, he looked down at the object and saw the eyes and then the blood spilling from it,at once his in sides contracted and rose Dom was forced to wretch and take two steps away from the head there was a small coming from it already and it was blood he knew it, he wretched a second time and took in a few deep breaths of clean air to clear his nostrils of the smell and once he felt he had done that he turned his glare on the thing that had ended a good mans life.
Dom turned the gun he had on the red head onto Sabertooth his second he trained on riot then lazerbird going from one to the other. He ignored Sabertooth's jibe at the fact they where losing men he knew he was trying to make him mad and even though it was working he didn't want him to know it "We have enough to stop you" he muttered his grip on the two handguns tightened. Just as the words left his lips a shot rang out and Dom felt the air of a bullet fly past his face. He needed no other sign than this at once Dom turned to face the blonde and took the gun that was aiming at Riot and aimed at Lazerbird and fired three shots all aiming for the center of her mass, shots that where shoot to kill.
The presence of another resister became evident with the landing of a bodiless head and a lame quip from behind. Asteria heard a unorthodox snarl from the same direction and decided to only pivot her head, her chin touching her shoulder, and take a limited look at who exactly was behind them. The man an overly hulking person or a talking creature of some kind. After sizing up the new opponent as well as she could, Asteria turned her head back to its original position and just in time to see the brunette twirling her staff.
Then came a threat from the blonde who had come out of nowhere. She had expected for the demand to be along the lines of she and Dom relinquishing themselves to the authority of the SHIELD agents present. However, that was not in the cards or the plans for the evening. Instead of disengaging the flares of hellfire on her clenched fists, Asteria intensified it and, gracefully, forced a flame in the general direction of the new arrival behind Dom and herself. Perhaps the spiritual and soul torture that accompanied it would cripple him a bit.
She then turned to watch Dom as he fired off some shots in both the brunette's and the blonde's directions. Though she wasn't too surprised about his trigger happiness, Asteria decided to deliver a flare of hellfire in the direction of blonde and then towards the brunette, not sure of what might happen, but the desired effect was physical and spiritual pain.
Post by sabertooth on Jun 17, 2010 18:12:02 GMT -6
Creed lunged as the others made their move, ignoring the flames rushing towards him, knwoing that the fire would burn and then go out like it always did, intent on tearing the young woman who had thrown it into little pieces. He wasn't in the mood to play with his prey now, they were out in the open and it was going to be a blood bath. The womans partner was firing at the others as he leapt, the flames crashing into his chest and enveloping his body as through they were alive.
Sabertooth roared as his legs buckled under him from the pain coursing through his body, his beating hands doing nothing to stem the burning flames that sent pain shooting through every fibre of his body. He screamed, the sound inhuman, more animal like than human. Rolling on the floor his claws dug great gouges out of the earth, tearing chunks out of his own flesh as he tried to prise the flames away from himself.
Whatever he did, nothing helped, nothing made the pain subside as he crouched on all fours, his back arching as he shudder and spasmed as if every nerve ending was aflame at once. He forced his head up to look at the woman, his face a mask of pain and rage, pulling his feet under him, stumbling, crawling forwards, inching his way towards her...willing himself to rise to his feet and tear her head off...
Shila fell to the ground immediately after firing the shots, intent on dodging anything thrown her way. She was wrong. As soon as she hit the ground a wave of anguish hit her.
Dropping her gun and on her knees Shila screamed in pain. It felt as if her insides were being ripped apart. And it resulted to fuel her into anger. A wonderful little trick her father had taught her. She could feel the burn now. Starting in her temples. The more angry she got the more her pain lessened. Unfortunately it also increased the burning sensation behind her eyes. The all too familiar sensation behind her eyes.
Opening her eyes all she could see was a red glow, feel the burning around her eyes. Though she knew it could do no damage to herself she knew the damage it could do to others. And lucky for her she could still see where she was aiming for.
Struggling to her feet she turned towards the enemy and looked directly at their feet, opening her eyes and releasing a laser like bolt from her eye sockets.
Last Edit: Jun 24, 2010 11:03:48 GMT -6 by LASERBIRD
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