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The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Queen
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 26, 2007, 11:36am

The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Queen
Cover Art: Emma Frost from the waist up, smiling devilishly, as a legion of the undead surround her.
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The Hellions, trapped inside a mall. Countless undead soldiers waiting outside, eager to rip them limb from limb. Queer, supernatural force stalking the town, with unknown plans and insane powers. Emma, Ixnay, Shaman, and Squirrel Girl missing and likely dead.

Yeah. It’s going to be a rough night.

The Hellions dare to venture out of the mall, with three objectives: Find Emma, find their bus, and find out the source of the zombie horde. As they go along, they learn just how dire their situation is, as a plot involving the cosmic being known as Death comes into play. What possible connection could this have with their teacher, Ms. Frost? Will they be able to save her - if indeed she even wants saving?

Find out! TUESDAY!


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 27, 2007, 6:13pm

Starting up at about 11 PM Eastern, 10 PM Central…


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Sara "????" Lincoln on Mar 27, 2007, 6:15pm

«Any chance I can a PM with some idea on Shaman's status?»


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 27, 2007, 10:57pm

«checked in»


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 27, 2007, 10:57pm

[All right, I'm raring to go. Give me a roll call, and I'll start up.]


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Mar 27, 2007, 11:00pm

«Checking in.»


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Nephy "Lifebeat" Nephrahim on Mar 27, 2007, 11:04pm

« Yo »


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by William "Wraithling" Weaver on Mar 27, 2007, 11:10pm

« Heya »


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 27, 2007, 11:12pm

[Let us begin. I want to get things running a bit faster this time, so pardon if there‘s a little fast forwarding.]

It’s night over the mall. Quite. Peaceful. The team’s been there for about three days now; settled in nicely, comfy, hardly even hear the chorus of moans outside anymore. They’re settled in their beds in their respective stores, when a voice calls to them in their sleep…

“Children…come to me.”

A vision of a church flashes in their minds along with the message, and the psychic signature is eerily familiar - it’s Emma’s voice, no question, but something seemed a bit off to those who’ve had her in their head before. Like she wasn’t alone.

Whatever the case, the team meets in the Food Court to discuss their visions. It’s late and most of the townsfolk are still asleep, save for the occasional militant on guard duty. Oddly enough, the incessant groans from the zombie horde have ceased, as if they’ve called it quits for the night…


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 27, 2007, 11:16pm

Torment stands on a cafeteria table, overlooking the Hellions.

"Well, now we act. That Church we all saw…isn't that where you were, Cadmus? The scroll?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Ferrante on Mar 27, 2007, 11:19pm

"Does that mean Miss Frost's alive?"

« Studying + RPing = nerd. »


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Mar 27, 2007, 11:21pm

"Not quite. We ran into Claira and Vic on their way back from there after they obtained the scroll."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 27, 2007, 11:21pm

"As alive as anything needs to be around here."

I've decided I hate malls. Let's just get out there and be done with it.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by William "Wraithling" Weaver on Mar 27, 2007, 11:25pm

"She's got to be alive, I doubt her power would work if she wasn't."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 27, 2007, 11:26pm

"I can show you the way, if you need it."

Claira pops out from the shadows, fully-clothed in her riot gear, ready to go. "I was thinking of taking a stroll, myself…see if I can get another shot at the church."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 27, 2007, 11:27pm

Torrance flips up the collar on her red coat.

"Then let's rock. Wraithling, have one of those goons let us out. Cadmus, Kee'an, be ready to break some faces if that fails."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 27, 2007, 11:28pm

"Well, I'm glad we have the number one professor of Earthling mutations to tell us how her powers would work when undead."

I turn toward the girl.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 27, 2007, 11:31pm

"As much fun as the headbusting would be, there's no need." Claira heads off, motioning for the group to follow. "The only reason we couldn't let you out before was because you'd let a bunch of those nasties. But they seemed to have left for the night - which probably isn't a good thing, really, but it means you can go now."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 27, 2007, 11:33pm

Jenny's eyes spark up as she lights her cigarette. "Right then, let's go and pick up pieces of Shaman and find Frost."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 27, 2007, 11:37pm

Torrance takes the front of the group and leads them after Claira.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by William "Wraithling" Weaver on Mar 27, 2007, 11:38pm

Will starts following them.

"Sooo…. trap?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 27, 2007, 11:38pm

I follow the ladies, hoping to be rid of this place forever.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Mar 27, 2007, 11:39pm

"I get the feeling that running headfirst into traps is what X-Teams do best, so I wouldn't worry too much about it." I mutter to Will as I follow after Claira and Torrence.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Siamko "Blind" Vasiliev on Mar 27, 2007, 11:40pm

Blind rather abruptly appears, walking next to the group.

"I'd say the odds likely are rather good that we're walking into a trap. But what choice do we have?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 27, 2007, 11:41pm

The group makes their way outside, where they're greeted by an eerie quiet - the same one the met when they first came to Englishtown. Every footstep they makes seems to have a resounding effect; cascading along the buildings, working through the windows, fading into the night. It's like the air has a life of its own.

"So, kids, tell me about this teacher of yours." Claira's words are soft, quiet, and they still stretch into the darkness. "You really think she could have survived out here?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 27, 2007, 11:43pm

Jenny laughs, rather loudly. It echoes through the streets.

"Yeah, Ms. Frost? She probably told whoever is behind this to get bent, and fix her a cuppa. She'd do it all serious-like, too. And it'd happen."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Mar 27, 2007, 11:44pm

"Hm. Depends largely on how much of a mind zombies have to control. She's resourceful… but there were a lot of the bastards."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by William "Wraithling" Weaver on Mar 27, 2007, 11:44pm

Will tightly grips his shotgun.

"She'd have a better chance that any of us…"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Siamko "Blind" Vasiliev on Mar 27, 2007, 11:46pm

"She also had the obvious handicap of being bitten before we ever even arrived."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 27, 2007, 11:46pm

There's a faint sound above the group, like the rush of wind, but when Claira looks up to see it - gone. She shrugs and keeps moving, taking particular interest in Will's weapon. "You know what end the bullets come out of, right?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by The Sacred Digits on Mar 27, 2007, 11:48pm

«God damn it, I wish I were in the right mental state to play in this. because reading through part one, and this…it's awesome.»


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by William "Wraithling" Weaver on Mar 27, 2007, 11:49pm

"Ha ha. I think I know what I doing… can you tell if the safety's on? Do shotguns have safeties?"

He pauses.

"I'm going to die, aren't I?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Mar 27, 2007, 11:49pm

Slightly disturbed by the rustling I turn to Blind. "Any chance you caught what that was?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 27, 2007, 11:50pm

"Yes, you are, now shut up and take it like a man."

All this talking….


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Siamko "Blind" Vasiliev on Mar 27, 2007, 11:51pm

"Gone far too quickly. Although if I had to wager a guess, I'd say we're being spied on."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by William "Wraithling" Weaver on Mar 27, 2007, 11:52pm

So help me… I'm going to pistol whip that guy… can you pistol whip people with a shotgun? I guess it'd be shotgun whip…

I want to go back to the mall.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 27, 2007, 11:55pm

If it's action Kee'an wanted, it's action he gets.

A swishing sound comes through the air, and suddenly he feels a piercing pain in the back of his leg, as if a knife had been shot in.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 27, 2007, 11:56pm

Torrance glances around overhead.

"What was that? I've played this Nintendo game, there's crows, aren't there? It's always crows."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 27, 2007, 11:57pm

"Gah!"

I let out a sound at the unexspected pain. Falling on one knee, I try to see what happened.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 27, 2007, 11:58pm

Whatever it was before - and, the same thing that hit Kee'an with…whatever - passes overhead against. Fast. It ain't birds.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 27, 2007, 11:59pm

Torrance ducks down by Kee'an. "Is that what it takes to shut you up? Bugs the crap out of me when someone talks more than I do."

She throws up a concussive blast of Darkforce in the direction of the noise, hoping to knock whatever it is back.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 12:00am

Upon inspection, Kee'an finds the oddest weapon sticking out of his leg. It has four prongs, made out of what appears to be bone, and their strung together a patch of what appears to be flesh - no, no, it's definitely flesh, because Kee'an can see a belly button at the center.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by William "Wraithling" Weaver on Mar 28, 2007, 12:00am

"Crap…"

Will's eyes dart up and down the street trying to find… whatever did this. He looks down at Kee'an.

Huh, careful what you wish for, I guess.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Siamko "Blind" Vasiliev on Mar 28, 2007, 12:00am

"Well now."

Blind reaches out silently, trying to catch on to….whatever the thing above is. Mainly just to see what it is, but if he could get a lock, he'd make the landscape do several rapid flips.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 28, 2007, 12:03am

I pull the… Thing… Out of my leg. Luckly it didn't get in too deep, although I don't like thinking about what it is. Did something just throw part of it's skelton at me, with the flesh still hanging off? Even with terrans, that's pretty gross.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 12:04am

Torrance's Darkforce blast misses - this thing flies fast whatever it is.

Blind manages to lock onto the creature, sense it, but he can't tamper with whatever it is - the creature works on a number of different senses besides sight.

The creature is prompted to reveal itself, though, and it flies in front of the moonlight, hovering there in plain view.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Siamko "Blind" Vasiliev on Mar 28, 2007, 12:05am

Siamko tilts his head.

"…..what is the term? I believe we're all screwed. Yes, that's appropriate."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 12:06am

[Grey's here, now, so I need to set him up. I have a special purpose for Shaman.]


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by William "Wraithling" Weaver on Mar 28, 2007, 12:07am

"Kee'an… you mom looks pissed."

Will fires his shotgun at it.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Mar 28, 2007, 12:07am

I draw both blades and stand defensively, looking at the… thing. "Yeah, Blind, that sounds about right."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 28, 2007, 12:09am

Oh joy, that Terran has decided to take this personally. I make a note to turn his life into a living hell once we're out of this.

But it flies. I must admit I kinda regret not having a gun (While totally ignoring who suggested that) I look around for anything useful as a weapon.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 12:10am

Shaman awakes to find himself lifted off the ground, gently kept aloft by unseen forces. It’s dark, but he can clearly tell that he’s in a church; stained glass windows, wooden pews, the old, rugged cross leaned up against the wall. A circle of candles lay around him, their dim light flickering ever so often.

“You’re awake. Good.” Shaman looks up to see none other than Emma Frost standing behind the pulpit. “I was hoping we could have a chat before your friends arrived.”


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 28, 2007, 12:10am

Torrance smirks at Kee'an. "I knew you'd be fine if you landed on your butt."

She armors up her Darkness armor under her red jacket, and loosens her necktie. "Monsters. I guess after this there'll be one less to worry about."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 12:12am

The monster dodges around Will's shots with amazing speed and descends upon them; one moment it's in the air, the next it's down among them. It flies past Blind, it goes around Claira, it winds around Kee'an - licking him on the cheek as he goes - and grabs Torrance, dragging her back up into the air with it.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Shaman on Mar 28, 2007, 12:14am

Shaman sits up and crosses his legs, still hovering.

"Ms. Frost? What is all of this….why was I not returned to Mother?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Siamko "Blind" Vasiliev on Mar 28, 2007, 12:14am

"…..now, granted, I am only mildly up on my research of hideous monsters. But I believe that thing plans to eat her."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 28, 2007, 12:16am

"Hey! Girl I never quite got to remembering the name of! Hang on!"

Darnit, I feel so helpless like this. I really need to prepare myself for these things in the future.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by William "Wraithling" Weaver on Mar 28, 2007, 12:17am

"Bring her back here, you ugly son of a bitch!"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 28, 2007, 12:19am

Torrance stabs the thing blindly and repeatedly with a Darkforce dagger.

"…and I'm all out of bubblegum."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 12:19am

[Hm…I should probably change colors here, to avoid confusion. Moving to red for the Shaman talk.]

"Frost?" She looks herself over, annoyed. "Is that what she calls herself? How…plain. I suppose there really is no accounting for taste." She shakes her head and leans on the altar. "But I'm not this 'Frost'…merely borrowing her rather exquisite body. And I don't know about your Mother, boy, but I doubt you'll be seeing her anytime soon."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Mar 28, 2007, 12:20am

Things that fly and things that move fast. I hate those things. This creature does both. My immediate instinct was to launch one of my swords and try to impale the thing from behind. But based on how quick he was moving I get the feeling that he'll spin at the last moment and BAM Cadmus impales a teammate. Luckily, I think she can handle herself.

I hope.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 12:21am

Torrance's stabbing only partly works; she manages to cut, but she can't get in very deep. Still, it's enough incentive to let her go, and the creature does - about a hundred or so feet in the air. Long way to go to the ground…


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 28, 2007, 12:21am

Torrance summons a Darkling Succubus, hoping it's wings can break her fall.

Failing that…


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Shaman on Mar 28, 2007, 12:23am

«Sweet, red text»

Shaman looks curiously towards Emma's body.

"So you're taking residence in her body, and choose to speak to me?"

Shaman chuckles.

"I'm not sure whether to be greatful or mortified. But I would like to pose a question, who are you?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 28, 2007, 12:23am

I run under Torrance, getting ready to catch her…. And some other demon falling with her? Did I miss something?


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 12:27am

Kee'an manages to catch Torrance, and the succubus helps, as well - it's a nasty fall for all three of them, though. They'll live.

The monster doesn't stop moving, though, and comes down for a sweeping tackle, slamming hard into Cadmus. It's not enough to really hurt him, but it does knock him off his feet, sending him careening into a bar on the other side of the street and crashing into a Jukebox…which, of course, starts up. With Queen, of all things.

Tonight…I'm gonna have myself a real good time
I feel aliiiiiiiive…and the world turning inside out!


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 12:29am

"Names…I've been called a lot of things. Traveler. Conqueror. A bitch. I suppose, for this encounter, you can call me the Queen. It suits me." She chuckles herself. "Do you of Thanos, the Mad Titan?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Siamko "Blind" Vasiliev on Mar 28, 2007, 12:29am

"Hm."

Blind opens his mouth and screams at the monster. No affecting his sight, but if it hears through anything resembling normal means, he'd amplify the noise until something internal broke.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 28, 2007, 12:32am

I grunt and fall, making sure to take as much of it as I can. I don't think she could handle the impact of his fall very well, but it's not too bad for me.

"You okay?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 28, 2007, 12:32am

Torrance gets up and dusts her new coat off. She winks at Kee'an, "Well aren't you the sweetest little thing?" She runs her hand over her Darkness armor.

Then she pops out a Darkforce battle axe and power walks towards the bar.

"Alright. Who wants some?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by William "Wraithling" Weaver on Mar 28, 2007, 12:32am

Will runs over to Torrance and Kee'an.

"You guys alright?"

He aims at the creature and fires.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 12:33am

Blind's scream works, and the monster is knocked out of its flight plans; it hits the ground head first. It doesn't seem too fazed, though, and immediately starts to stumble around, grasping its head - Blind can sense that he, indeed, broke something…and that it's currently getting fixed.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Shaman on Mar 28, 2007, 12:34am

"Yes, I've heard of him. Mother never forgot the atrocities he comitted across her with his gauntlet. What is your link to him, Queen?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 28, 2007, 12:36am

Good, it's on the ground, time to try punching it. I get up and try to do just that.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Mar 28, 2007, 12:38am

Ugh. I make my way to my feet and stare at the juke box for a second. Like the Fonz, except I had to be thrown into it to get it working. The music stops as I lift the Jukebox and pull it out of the wall socket. Can never get enough projectiles. As I step out of the bar and note the monster stumbling around, I change plans. Pity about stopping the music, then.

I charge the monster, blade in hand, and attempt to impale the thing's chest.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 28, 2007, 12:38am

Torrance summons a pack of imps to swarm the creature. She dabs at her nose; it's a bigger swarm of minions then she's ever attempted.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 12:39am

"I'm not linked to him so much as I'm linked to his lover, Death. Thanos was not the first one to become swayed by Death's charms, you know." Queen's voice becomes dreamy, like she's remembering an old flame. "Many years ago, long before man had fully claimed control of the globe, I was a necromancer - my lifelong dream was to win death's favor. So I killed and killed and killed, and learned the secrets of Death, and studied every nuance, and worshipped her without question. Do you know what my reward was?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Siamko "Blind" Vasiliev on Mar 28, 2007, 12:39am

Blind continues shouting. If that was hurting it, he had no intentions of allowing it to recover.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 12:42am

To put it mildly, the creature is overwhelmed.

The imps and Kee'an swarm him, beating him down ruthlessly, and Cadmus' sword sinks in true - the monster is impaled, its chest run clean through.

But it's not dead.

It still clings to life as fervently as ever, pawing at Cadmus' sword, trying to pull itself off.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Shaman on Mar 28, 2007, 12:42am

Shaman begins to laugh.

"Your reward? For going against the order? I trust that you were kept from the release of death, that you were left just between the sweet grips of life and death. That you're little more then a damned soul wishing deeply for forgiveness from Mother."

Shaman reaches into his pocket and pulls his tin out, setting it on his lap.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by William "Wraithling" Weaver on Mar 28, 2007, 12:43am

"The head! Cut off it's head!"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 28, 2007, 12:46am

Still up eh? Guess I just have to try harder.

« Expect me to give a lot more thought into what this guy can do in future missions. »


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Mar 28, 2007, 12:47am

"Since you asked so nicely."

Letting go of the one in his chest, I grab my second sword and swiftly attempt to sever the monster's head from it's shoulders.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 28, 2007, 12:47am

Torrance's imps dissipate and she falls to one knee.

"Cadmus, rip it's head off!"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 12:48am

"Good guess. Though you're getting a little ahead of me, really." She clears her throat. "No, Death simply ignored me. So I thought. And thought. And thought. And it occurred to me that my gifts to Death were insufficient - after all, why would Death need more death? So I tried the opposite. Tried to ease her burden. Tried to bring the dead back to life. That was when I ran afoul of her."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Shaman on Mar 28, 2007, 12:52am

Shaman opens his tin and pulls out a joint and a lighter, lighting up by hand for a change.

"Hope you don't mind, listening to angry children upset about a lack of Mother's love is practically commonplace for me."

He takes a long drag.

"So you bring the dead back, shifting the balance of the delicate scales. You attack Mother's very soul in an attempt to impress Death? You deserve nothing but the void…the abominations you have created…you do not deserve to so much as walk upon Mother's back."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 12:53am

Cadmus cuts the monsters head off…but that really doesn't do much. The body is still moving on its own accord, trying to get off the sword.

Meanwhile, the group can hear the faint sound a thousand small screeches working their way in the night - sounds like bats.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by William "Wraithling" Weaver on Mar 28, 2007, 12:57am

"I don't think I brought enough ammo. Just… I don't know, dismember that thing so it can't follow us."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 28, 2007, 12:57am

Well, it's head is off now, but still moving. I guess there's the obvious way to stop it. I try ripping off an arm.

I'm sure that blind guy will tell us what thoes bats were in 3… 2…


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 12:58am

The head seems to have a lot of life left in it, and it starts hopping towards William, making weak attempts to bite his ankles off.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 28, 2007, 12:59am

"That was too close. I was almost a Torrance sandwich. We should probably run. Running is good."

She turns to the bat sounds. "Yes, I like running."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by William "Wraithling" Weaver on Mar 28, 2007, 12:59am

"Crap on a stick!"

William shoots at the head.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 1:00am

Shaman finds his blunt mysteriously snuffed, as the Queen wags her finger. "No smoking, please. I despise the smell." She sighs. "Before I go on, what is this Mother you keep rattling on about?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Mar 28, 2007, 1:01am

"Huh. I get the feeling that I should have expected that, but I didn't." I don't want this guy on our asses while the next wave of creepy crawlies comes at us. I grab the first sword and tear upwards through its chest. Then, as Will suggests, I start hacking at limbs.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Shaman on Mar 28, 2007, 1:03am

Shaman sighs and returns it to his tin.

"Mother? Look down, look everywhere. Mother is everything, she is life. Gaia, the world herself."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Siamko "Blind" Vasiliev on Mar 28, 2007, 1:04am

"Yes, I do believe we'd be better served heading for the church. Or in some other direction than the regenerating monster and the incoming swarm of bats."

Blind disappears again.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 1:08am

The monster's head is blown apart by Will's shot.

The monster's demise is further dragged on by Cadmus, who hacks it to pieces. All the limbs are leaping about, grabbing at things, but so long as you keep your distance you'll be fine.

Before the group can go, though, the bats make their way out of the darkness and surround them in a leathery mass, filling their ears with screeches. The break apart after a moment, though, and when they're gone, the little girl from before is standing right there in front of them.

"Good evening." She curtsies. "Congratulations on your victory."

Claira's eyes widens, and she points the gun towards the girl. "You! You're the bitch that killed-" She doesn't have the chance to finish, as the gun explodes in her hand, burning away flesh all over her arm. She falls to her knees, screaming in pain.

"My name is Dominique. I'll be your host this evening…please, be courteous. If not, I'll have to respond accordingly."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 1:10am

This area is pretty dry of electricity; none in the powers lines at all. Still, there are pockets of electricity around - a few things, like cars, running on batteries.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 28, 2007, 1:11am

Oh joy, her again. I make a note of hiding my hands behind my back. I don't want her getting any more great ideas.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 28, 2007, 1:13am

Jenny's eyes flare up, and electricity writhes over her body.

"Looks like we have a winner."

Torrance backs away slightly.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Siamko "Blind" Vasiliev on Mar 28, 2007, 1:14am

Blind briefly considers raising his gun and firing off a shot at the girl's head while still invisible. Then, remembering how entirely useless his sight alteration had been against everyone else in this town, he merely stands there instead.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by William "Wraithling" Weaver on Mar 28, 2007, 1:15am

Will looks at his gun.

I'm useless again…

Will rips off a large part of his shirt and bandages Claira's arm, talking at the little girl.

"Don't you have curfew?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 1:16am

Dominique looks Blind's way, spotting him in spite of the invisibility. "Why don't you come out, sir? No sense hiding…I can see everything here. The Queen can see everything. She can see you, all of you, and she's quite interested."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Siamko "Blind" Vasiliev on Mar 28, 2007, 1:19am

"I thought as much."

Blind smiles slightly.

"And I am not hiding, as such. This is my normal state."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 1:20am

"Oh, that Mother. Tell me, how does it feel to serve a disease-ridden whore?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Mar 28, 2007, 1:21am

I almosty feel like I'm going to regret asking. "And who exactly is 'the Queen'?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 28, 2007, 1:21am

Torrance looks sideways at the girl.

"Can you…take us to the Queen? Or offer some sort of explanation?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 1:22am

Dominique looks at William, confused. "I'm not even sure what a curfew is."

She looks at Jenny, too, a bit distressed by all the electricity. "You're not going to kill me again, are you? It's highly unpleasant."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 28, 2007, 1:22am

And again to the talking. Can't we ever just beat up the bad guys and move on? Would that be too much to ask?


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 1:25am

"Oh, that's a good question, metal man." She looks at Torrance. "Let me borrow your powers for a moment."

Torrance's Darkforce powers activate without her consent, moving as if they had a life of their own, and it forms a picture of none other than Emma Frost before them. "This is my Queen's current form. I think it's a little lewd, but she says it's perfect for her."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Shaman on Mar 28, 2007, 1:26am

Shaman cocks his eyebrow up in response, choosing to let it slide and laugh.

"I'd wager it to be a much more pleasant experience then the body you're residing in."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 28, 2007, 1:28am

Well, that answers a question.

"Is she the only one you've possessed? Or have others been taken over too?"

I'm thinking of our fellows on the bus.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 28, 2007, 1:28am

"God save the Queen," Jenny mutters. "Does your Queen have our friends? A hippie, a squirrel, and a pompous arse?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Mar 28, 2007, 1:28am

I knew that I would regret asking.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by William "Wraithling" Weaver on Mar 28, 2007, 1:28am

"What about the… host?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 1:30am

"Possessed? I don't really know what you mean, there." She thinks for a moment. "Oh, and if you're talking about your friends with the bushy tail and that guy who kept trying to turn off my powers, I ate them. Rude people."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 28, 2007, 1:32am

"You-you ate them?"

Damn. That sucks. I mean really, that Joe guy was starting to grow on me.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 28, 2007, 1:32am

Torrance curls her lip. Ew.

"Um. Can we maybe see the Queen? Play croquet and eat tarts, that sort of Queenly stuff."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by William "Wraithling" Weaver on Mar 28, 2007, 1:34am

Will tightens the grip on his gun, fueled with rage. He considers doing some stupid things.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 1:34am

"Yeah, I ate them." She opens her mouth, and the screams of Jay and Squirrel Girl come flowing out, as if crying for release from some great hell. "See? They're inside of me."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Siamko "Blind" Vasiliev on Mar 28, 2007, 1:38am

"I almost feel badly….for Doreen. Mr. Livingston, you can keep."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Mar 28, 2007, 1:38am

I stare… partly angry, but even moreso confused.

"… whole?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 28, 2007, 1:39am

"Um, I don't think they'd fit in there.

Let me guess, you ate their soul, or something of that nature, right?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 28, 2007, 1:41am

Torrance laughs at Kee'an.

"'I'll swallow your soul!' 'Come get some!' Yeah, woo. This is too much. Honey, you got real ugly. Now give me some sugar, and take me to the Queen. Or I have Spartan over here cut your fuckin' head off."

Jenny pipes up, "She grows it back…"

Torrance holds up a hand to Jenny, "Again and again."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 1:41am

"Well, yeah, whole." She cocks her eye. "I'm much bigger than I look."

She turns to Torrance, smiling. "The Queen wants to see you, make no mistake - but she's a little busy with your funny smelling friend at the moment. She wants me to keep you company in the meantime."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by William "Wraithling" Weaver on Mar 28, 2007, 1:42am

"Can we… have them back?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 1:47am

Dominique looks a bit pissed at Torrance. "I didn't swallow anyone's soul, you tramp. They're in me."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 28, 2007, 1:49am

"Yes, now, I didn't pass all my classes"

Or most of them…

"But whatever, it dosen't matter. Even if you ate them, at least they're still alive enough to yell. So can we get them back?"

I'm basicly ignoreing William, so I might be repeating him.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by William "Wraithling" Weaver on Mar 28, 2007, 1:50am

"I mean, let's face it, squirrel meat is too stringy and Jay's bound to be rotten…"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 28, 2007, 1:51am

Torrance steps up. "Oh, hell no. I know you just didn't."

She cracks her knuckles and neck.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 1:53am

"You don't get them back, no…" She smiles. "But I'll tell you what you what…you can join them."

She opens her mouth wide…very wide…a bit wider than any sort of human could hope. There's an energy inside her mouth, bubbling, and Torrance would recognize it as being similar to the Darkforce.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 28, 2007, 1:54am

Torrance tries to draw her Darkforce out, converting it into her imaginative minions.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 28, 2007, 1:56am

Repulsive. I step back instinctively, not even wanting to think about my next move.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Mar 28, 2007, 1:57am

Oh, balls. I should have "cut her fucking head off" the moment Torrence suggested it. I arm myself with both blades and get defensive because you just know that things are about to go to shit. As if they weren't already there.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by William "Wraithling" Weaver on Mar 28, 2007, 2:00am

So… bat control, mind control, explosions, uh… super eating… not really sure how to happen this one.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 2:01am

Torrance pulls the Darkforce out, but it doesn't move to her will. Instead, it snakes out around the group, covering them, enveloping them in its shroud. The very air around them seems to change, becomes humid and hot, and the group sudenly finds themselves in…

TO BE CONTINUED…

[Yeah, lame, I know. <_< Got to cut it for tonight. We'll continue with Part 2 tomorrow, same time and place.]


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 28, 2007, 2:05am

…finds themselves in Myrtle Beach, in the heights of Spring Break.

"My god," Torrance falls to her knees in front of a Cheeseburger in Paradise and cries. "Sorostitutes. Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!"

«sleepy time»


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by William "Wraithling" Weaver on Mar 28, 2007, 2:06am

Will takes a sip off his trioxin martini.

"Yummy, this is much better than Jersey!"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 2:06am

[Sleepy time, indeed. I'm buying an Xbox 360 tomorrow! Sweet.]


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 28, 2007, 2:08am

« Yay lasty! I wish I had money for a 360…. Or a Wii even…. »

I glance around.

"Line? Cue? Anyone?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Incendiary on Mar 28, 2007, 2:09am

«Awesome. One more person to rape on XBL.»


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 28, 2007, 2:10am

Torrance stands up and brushes the sand from her knees as a stage crew carry the balmy beach background off to the right.

"Ah, that sucked. Cadmus, let's do the Scooby-Doo ending!"

«this is why I lock missions. Anyway, sleep. Friggin' cliffhangers.»


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 2:10am

[I had to save up for about a month to get mine. And do a few things I'm not particularly proud of.

Also…<_<…we're not in Florida, just to be clear…even I'm not that cruel.]


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 2:11am

[And I'm not locking the mission, because I know I'd forget it was locked, then wonder why no one posts.]


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Nephy "Lifebeat" Nephrahim on Mar 28, 2007, 2:15am

« That sounds disturbing like a CERTAIN Sparing match that kinda died on it's second page for no good reason…. »


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 2:19am

[I…don't remember sparring Nephy. Then again, I don't remember a lot of things…]


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Incendiary on Mar 28, 2007, 2:20am

«I think Samantha is talking about Nephy/Sara/Meghan.»


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Nephy "Lifebeat" Nephrahim on Mar 28, 2007, 2:21am

« You didn't. Wow, I think you actually worry more about other people then ME, which is something.

Proto locked it, and then, poof, forgot it. And then the break up, so who knows what now…. »


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 2:23am

[It probably ended in sex.]


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by The Sacred Digits on Mar 28, 2007, 8:09am

«If this means Ixy's back with the group, I'll make every effort to be on tonight.»


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 10:30pm

[It's all up to you.]


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Nephy "Lifebeat" Nephrahim on Mar 28, 2007, 10:32pm

« I'm not really in the mood this second, but if enough people want to get rolling, I'll show up. »


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by The Sacred Digits on Mar 28, 2007, 10:35pm

«I'll log into the Ixnay account when more people show.»


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Siamko "Blind" Vasiliev on Mar 28, 2007, 10:46pm

<Boo>


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Mar 28, 2007, 10:49pm

«I'm around whenever we're ready to begin.»


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 28, 2007, 10:52pm

Hm…because of a combination of things (the AIM drama, not entirely having everything ready that I wanted, general unrest and wanting to screw around with my new Xbox360 some more), I might have to postpone this till tomorrow night…I could still go on, but I am missing a few key things, and I apologize for it.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Mar 28, 2007, 10:55pm

«Works for me.»


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Mar 28, 2007, 10:59pm

«Eh. I'm cool with it. It just means I have nothing to postpone studying with and [LE GASP] actually have to do my work.»


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Amelia "Heaven" Chow on Mar 28, 2007, 11:02pm

«We could samesex cyber. I hear that's what certain other posters do when they don't have an actual plot running.»


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Rapt "Roc"/Fragment/Fraternity on Mar 28, 2007, 11:02pm

((What Seed and Rapt do during their off-mission time is our business.))


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Maxwell "Adept" Winters on Mar 28, 2007, 11:06pm

"All too late to I regret wearing my BBQ sauce cologne…"

« I'll be gone tomorrow, and for a few days after, but if I had a new 360 I'd probably disappear for a month. Feel free to either have me go with the group or leave me inside the little girl, whatever works better for the game. »


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Mar 28, 2007, 11:07pm

«Sure. This whole "hetero" thing wasn't working out for me anyway.»


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 29, 2007, 11:03pm

[All right! Locked and ready to go. Sign off, and we shall begin.]


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Mar 29, 2007, 11:04pm

«*Salutes*»


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Sara "????" Lincoln on Mar 29, 2007, 11:05pm

«I'll swap into Shaman in a second»


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 29, 2007, 11:07pm

« Woah, didn't think we'd actualy get to it. Cool. »


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 29, 2007, 11:08pm

[I'm feeling surprisingly frisky. Got a good idea what I want to do and where I want to go with things. Should be a good night to finish up Part 2.]


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by The Sacred Digits on Mar 29, 2007, 11:09pm

«F me, I really should go to bed.»


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 29, 2007, 11:11pm

[If you've got to go, you've got to. : / I won't hold it against you.

Starting up in ten minutes.]


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Sara "????" Lincoln on Mar 29, 2007, 11:14pm

«Perfect timing, Amy just called and told me to say she'd be back home in about 10 minutes»


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 29, 2007, 11:15pm

[Bitchin'. Torrance'll be a big help for this.]


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 29, 2007, 11:19pm

«checked in»


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Eddie "Zoo" Scott on Mar 29, 2007, 11:20pm

«…I hate you, Last.»


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 29, 2007, 11:24pm

It’s dark. It’s hot. It’s sticky.

The team finds themselves afloat in a massive darkness, helplessly flung along in the abyss. This darkness seems to have a life of its own; they feel it move around them, ebb and flow, degrading their minds and wasting away their bodies.

With every moment that passes, they seem to lose their sense of self; memories fade, emotions fade, thoughts fade.

With every moment that passes, their strength seems to wane; muscles weaken, bones weaken, even the blood seems to run dry.

They’re at the edge of death. This energy, this darkforce threatens to consume them.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Eddie "Zoo" Scott on Mar 29, 2007, 11:29pm

It's my own fault, really. I wanted the portal of soul sucking blackness or whatever, and I got it. And now there's more people in it. I suppose that's good, but not good, because I'm screaming like a girl, and I know I'm screaming like a girl, but I can't help it.

Get a grip, Jay. Get a fucking grip.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 29, 2007, 11:30pm

[Back with the Queen and Shaman.]

"Actually, I rather like this body. I break away from the dark world ever so often and come to Earth, but my real form can never stay too long…I need a human vessel. Every time I take one, though, their minds waste away after a few hours. But this mind is strong. Very strong. I think I'll be able to stay in it for quite some time."

She nods, her grin widening. "Yes, I think I like this body quite a bit."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 29, 2007, 11:31pm

Torrance concentrates and tries to channel the darkness, feeling for anyway to harness it.

Jenny is aglow as she helplessly discharges her electricity in a scatter-shot arc of unconscious fire.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Mar 29, 2007, 11:34pm

Focus on something else. Something outside yourself. The great expanse of darkness. Catch a view of the others. Visualize getting a grip around the neck of that fucking little girl.

Anything to take my mind off that I think I'm dying and for the first time… ever, really, I have a reason to be scared.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Shaman on Mar 29, 2007, 11:34pm

"You're a spiritual leach that seeks to create an abomination upon Mother. What exactly is it that you seek to gain? Death refuses her embrace to you, Mother considers your existance to be blasphemous, so what is this about?"

Shaman hopes to keep her talking, knowing that there is more power in knowledge then rage.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 29, 2007, 11:34pm

I flail around in the darkness helplessly, completely oblivious to anyone else. Normally I don't feel like I can do much, but this is just reticules. I feel horrible, and need to do SOMETHING, even if it's not going to help at all.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 29, 2007, 11:35pm

The darkness moves away at Torrance's command fairly easily; in fact, the moment she starts to control it, it flees like a roach in the lights. The team is dropped out of space and lands on a fleshy floor. The look up and see that the walls are made of flesh, too. The center of the room even has a massive, beating heart in it; easily three stories tall.

"Hi there." Oh. It's a talking giant heart.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Eddie "Zoo" Scott on Mar 29, 2007, 11:37pm

"Well, this is just fan-fucking-tastic. Nice of you guys to drop by, by the way."

I'm trying to sound like I'm composed, but my voice is probably pretty hoarse and betraying me.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 29, 2007, 11:40pm

"Your welcome."

I won't call him on the screaming. Yet. Besides, I'm much more concerned about being in a room made of flesh, and a giant beating heart. What the hell is going on?


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 29, 2007, 11:40pm

The Queen thinks about it. And thinks. And thinks. "You know honestly, I never really considered it. Most of my attention was focused on finding a permanent mortal vessel. Now that I've done that…I really have no desire to rule this tepid world. Perhaps destroy it? Erase all of mankind and start anew? I'm open to suggestions."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Eddie "Zoo" Scott on Mar 29, 2007, 11:41pm

«Well, um, yams. See you guys some other time.»


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Shaman on Mar 29, 2007, 11:44pm

*A good sign…she hasn't planned.*

"So what exactly causes you to believe that you'll be able to do any of that? It seems to me that all this course of action is going to do is lead to battles that you can't possibly win all of, and then what? You may be unable to die, but your host is very much mortal. Have you considered that at all?"

Shaman just wants to keep her talking, though he's cursing his sobriety.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 29, 2007, 11:45pm

The heart clears it's throat - or, at the very least, makes a noise akin to it - and speaks up. "So. Who are you people? At least, I assume you're people. You're the first living beings I've ever met."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 29, 2007, 11:48pm

Torrance looks up at the Heart.

"And you're the first Contra reference I've ever met. Or is this an Apocalypse Now thing; are you the Heart of Darkness? Don't answer that.

What are you?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Mar 29, 2007, 11:50pm

"Ugh…"

I'm feeling monumentally better now that the darkness has receded, but monumentally better than that still has me feeling like shit. I want to do something violent. But hey, talking heart. Violence later.

"Ragtag bunch of mutant adventurers. So yeah, people. Except Jay."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 29, 2007, 11:52pm

Jenny shivers as she recovers from the blanketing darkness.

"Cept me. I'm 'lectricity…" she chatters.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 29, 2007, 11:53pm

Yeah, they can do the talking. I have no intention to start a conversation with something I can't see the mouth of.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 29, 2007, 11:54pm

"Ah. Well. What am I…that is a good question. Basically, I am the combined consciousness - or souls, or spirits, or whatever you want to call it - of every being that the Queen has ever taken. When they're turned into shells, their souls come to Dominique; she's basically an…undead storage unit, and she can suck souls and bodies herself, which I'm guessing you just found out. The darkness rips the soul away from the body and is placed in me and the body becomes a soldier for the Queen. Which, again, I'm sure you've seen.

"As I said, I'm thousands and thousands of souls combined into one conscious being. About a hundred years ago I became self aware. Every minute, dozens of personalities, memories, and thoughts are passing through my head. I hate it. Kill me, please."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 29, 2007, 11:56pm

Torrance looks at Jenny and Cadmus, her two damage dealers.

"Unless anyone has any other questions, I like it's plan."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Mar 29, 2007, 11:57pm

I knew the opportunity for violence would deliver itself. One question though.

"Any idea what happens to the thousands and thousands of souls you're made out of if we kill you?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 29, 2007, 11:57pm

« Damn you TEO! »


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 29, 2007, 11:58pm

The Queen shakes her head. "Being my host body has a number of…perks. I'm much sturdier than I appear. And as far as the world goes, well…I can do the planet what I did to this town. It's not unfeasible."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 30, 2007, 12:02am

The heart speaks up, but it's voice has changed to that of a sultry woman with a British accent. "And now I'm an 18th century prostitute. See? This is irritating. It's like this all the time."

"Anyway, if you kill me, you kill the thousands of souls. They just…stop existing, I guess. I don't know. Maybe they get reincarnated. Maybe they go to heaven. Maybe they go to the Elysium fields. I have quite a few different beliefs in me, so it's hard to say."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Shaman on Mar 30, 2007, 12:03am

"So you're under the impression that nothing will stop you, and you'll create a worldwide army of undead soldiers? Answer me this one, simple question."

Shaman is starting to wonder what contact with the Queen would do, if maybe it would stir Emma and expel the Queen from her body, but not knowing keeps him timid, in the name of his Mother he can't risk darkening his soul.

"What do you gain."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Mar 30, 2007, 12:09am

Figured it wouldn't be completely clear cut. Don't know what I expected though - it isn't like they were going back to their decaying zombie bodies. It might leave a bad taste in my mouth, but I think I'm spiritual enough to believe that this wouldn't simply be the end for them.

"I'm still good with killing it."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 30, 2007, 12:12am

"What do I gain? An entire world. My chance to bring back all the knowledge I've gained from the dark world. A chance to create. Improve."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 30, 2007, 12:12am

Torrance takes a step behind Cadmus, but puts her hand on his arm.

"Er, wait. What about Frost and Pot-man?"

She turns to the Heart, "Do you have our friends?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 30, 2007, 12:16am

"Hm…no, no, I don't have them. I think the Queen is talking to one of them, though. But they're not here, they're in the real world. Which you can get to be killing me. Which will also kill Dominque, permanently. Which I'd really like, and I'm sure you would, too. So, whenever you're ready…"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Shaman on Mar 30, 2007, 12:17am

"A world devoid of life, of meaning, of free will. What kind of gain is that? The goal you seek will leave you more empty and alone then you are now. A world of just you and your minions, how long would it take for you to tire of it? How long would it take for you to wish that Death would treat you to her embrace?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 30, 2007, 12:23am

"Ah, but that's the wonderful thing about immortality - it teaches you patience. I'll go from world to world. Emulate cultures inside of me. I'll become a better being. I'll grow stronger and stronger, and take more and more souls, until this universe is void of them. I'll be the new Death."

She sighs, content. "Thank you. I'd never thought out the plan, but I like what I have here. I'm glad we had this little talk."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 30, 2007, 12:25am

Jenny's eyes twinkle, then arc electricity. "Alright then. What's the term? Clear!"

She leaps into the heart in her electrical form, trying to induce cardiac arrest…or something.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Shaman on Mar 30, 2007, 12:27am

"Heh…haha….hahahahahaha!"

Shaman bursts out laughing and takes his joint back out, relighting it and taking a long drag.

"You are quite the dreamer, I must say, no one has made me laugh that heartily in a long, long time. You claim that immortality teaches you patience, it must also teach you ignorance if you truly believe that there are no beings with the power to snuff you from existance with so much as a snap. Death might not wish for you, but I do believe that there are other elders that would be happy binding your essence into the void with no chance of return."

Shaman takes another drag.

"And that's assuming you make it out of New Jersey."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Mar 30, 2007, 12:30am

I whistle.

"Quite the spectacle."

I keep back, partly wanting to take part in tearing the heart apart, but not being interested in getting electrocuted in the process.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 30, 2007, 12:39am

It's not too pleasant. For Jenny.

A wall of huge bone shoots out of the flesh and reaches to the ceiling, cutting them off from the heart. Jenny's electrical assault skitters harmlessly off it, a fleshy tendril shoots out of the wall knocking her away.

"Oh. Hm." The heart sounds mildly disappointed. "No one's ever tried to kill me before, so…I guess this is a defense system of sorts. I know it's asking a bit much, but could you, maybe, break the wall?"

Before they have a chance, the room starts to become much more active. They feel an odd presence shoot through their minds, reading thoughts, then harmlessly leaving…after a moment, the purpose shows. Parts of the wall break away, take shape, form and color.

Gladiator forms next to Kee'an.

Sara (Hype) forms next to Torrance.

Captain America forms next to Jenny.

Hercules forms next to Cadmus.

The automatons are still…for the moment.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 30, 2007, 12:42am

"Let me tell you a little secret, boy." She leans over the pulpit. "No one cares about this planet. Or any other planet. Or human beings. Or any sort of being. You're cosmic flukes. Amusements. Those beings that could easily snuff me out? Entire galaxies could disappear and they wouldn't bat an eye. The apathy would amaze you."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 30, 2007, 12:44am

"Preator!"

I fall to my knees in front of Gladiaor.

"Have you come to aid us in this mission?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 30, 2007, 12:46am

Gladiator awakens, and answers. "No." He kicks Kee'an in the chest, and it's not quite as bad as it would be with the real thing - but it's still enough to send him flying across the room. "You are intruders. You are a threat. You will be eliminated."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Mar 30, 2007, 12:49am

"Get up, you idiot." Then he gets kicked across the room. This does not bode well. It can't be as strong as the real Hercules… can it?

"If you speak with alot of Verily's or I Say Thee Nay's or anything like that, we are going to have some problems."

Because grappling with him is just begging for it, I rush the mock-Hercules and swing my sword at his neck.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 30, 2007, 12:53am

A piece of flesh rips away at Hercules' feet, forming into a mace, and he brings it up just in time to block the sword.

"You do not belong here." He starts to push forward, backing Cadmus over to the wall.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 30, 2007, 12:54am

"Ooof!"

I hit the ground hard. Well, I can't say I didn't deserve that. I'm not the brightest light bulb, but that's not Gladiator. On the other hand, I don't really care about it. I see the wall, and begin wailing on it.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Shaman on Mar 30, 2007, 12:54am

"So the expert on the matter is the one who was barred from the embrace of Death? To me it truly sounds as if you're little more then an angry child seeking attention, only on a grander scale. You attack Mother because you turned your back on her and were no longer blessed by her gifts."

He takes another drag, blowing it in her face.

"Face it, you're compensating for something you lack, and the only reason I've waited this long to make an action is that I was curious as to if a being as old as yourself might have something worthwhile to say. That and I was wondering if you'd been smart enough to depower me."

Shaman drops the field over his arm and reaches out to grab Emma's face, hoping that his gambit works.

CONTACT

"Wake up Frost"

Shaman is hoping that his empathic powers can reawaken Emma's spirit from inside her body, attempting to disrupt the Queen's hold on her. And at the same time praying it doesn't backfire and burn into his soul.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 30, 2007, 12:55am

Jenny snaps back at the sight of Captain America.

"Bloody Hell."

Torrance looks from Hype to the rest of the new arrivals. "Better than the Marshmallow Man."

She armors up and puts her back to Cadmus'.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 30, 2007, 12:59am

The faux-Captain America springs to life at Jenny's words, and immediately goes on the attack; he flips back, leaps high and throws his shield her way.

Meanwhile, faux-Hype starts up, as well; she turns into a blur, grabs Torrance and slams her into the nearest wall at high-speeds. Since the walls are so soft, it's not too damaging, though.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 30, 2007, 1:03am

Shaman feels something faint, very faint, in the depths of the Queen's mind. Emma is calling out, trying to break free, persistent. If he had a little more time, he could do something…but, no. The Queen reaches out and encircles her hand around his neck, squeezing with inhuman strength. "Don't do that. It's rude." She tosses him away like trash, throwing him to the other side of the church.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Mar 30, 2007, 1:04am

"True enough. So don't mind me if I'm in no rush to prolong my visit."

He doesn't seem as strong as the real deal ought to be, but he's still notably stronger than I am all the same. As opposed to attempting to push back against him, I grab his wrist with a free hand and roll backwards. Hoping my pull plus his own forwards momentum pulls him forwards, I kick him over me into the wall.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 30, 2007, 1:05am

Jenny rolls across the floor, hoping to dodge the shield, while she sprays electricity in Cap's general direction.

Torrance rubs her nose and jaw, then turns to the blur.

She concentrates on trying to teleport Hype into a position where she'd run herself into a wall. Never done it before, but there was enough Darkforce before…


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Shaman on Mar 30, 2007, 1:07am

Shaman catches himself in mid air, his TK field protected him from most of the attack, but the shock did him no favors.

"Ha! It seems that I struck a cord….good."

Shaman lifts both of his hands up and starts ripping pews and whatever else he can from the ground, gesturing forward to throw them at the Queen, flying behind the throw hoping that it will distract her long enough for him to reestablish contact.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 30, 2007, 1:13am

Cadmus' maneuver works; Gladiator goes flying, smacks into the wall hard. He turns back to flesh on control, gets reabsorbed into the fleshy mass, then comes out of the wall on his feet and promptly tackles Cadmus from behind.

Jenny manages to dodge the disc and fires on Captain America, who nimbly dodges. She then finds out that she didn't really dodge the shield at all; it comes from behind and clips her in the side before returning to Cap's hand.

Torrance manages to transport Hype very easily, and makes an interesting discovery: this Hype is basically a Darkforce construct. It's better made and more detailed then the imps and armor she usually makes (no offense) but it's more or less the same thing. It's more like an imitation than the real thing, but the walls, the construct, even the heart are all made from the same building blocks.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 30, 2007, 1:14am

One of the pews hits the Queen hard and sends her flying several feet into the air. She smacks against the wall of the church with a sickening crack, then slumps to the ground, motionless.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 30, 2007, 1:16am

Armed with her discovery, Torment braces her footing in a wide stance and spreads her arms.

She attempts to dismantle or reshape the Darkforce, if not outright casting it back to it's Native Dimension.

Again, new territory here.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Siamko "Blind" Vasiliev on Mar 30, 2007, 1:17am

Blind generally stands around, not doing much of anything.

"So," he says to the heart. "Interesting existence you have."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 30, 2007, 1:17am

Kee'an's blows start to wear away on the bone, and Gladiator takes offense; he opens fire with his eye beams, trying to burn Kee'an alive. He also weakens the wall, but he doesn't seem to notice.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Shaman on Mar 30, 2007, 1:19am

Shaman looks on in horror, he didn't intend to hit her that hard, just distract her. He quickly flies over to her and lifts her body up with his TK, retracting the field over his arm and praying that he didn't call her bluff on accident, it hadn't even occurred to him that her claim of durability might have been a lie. He grabs hold of her face.

CONTACT

"Wake up Frost"

He's hoping that he didn't kill the body, if he has then it's something he'll never forgive himself for. Now it's just a matter of attempting to bring Emma's consciousness forward and hoping that the Queen is just temporarily incapacitated.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 30, 2007, 1:21am

The darkforce rejects the construct being put into it by Torrance for whatever reason; maybe because it doesn't like the imitation, maybe because the imitation is designed to reject it's inspiration. Still, though, she can control it, and the construct of Hype breaks apart on her will, reverting to fragments of the blackened matter. It's a little bit wilder than the stuff she's used to dealing with; it has a will of its own, resists her. Still, she can make it bend with some willpower.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 30, 2007, 1:23am

The heart acknowledges Blind's presence. "It has its ups and downs. Mostly downs, but every now and then I get a cool personality."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 30, 2007, 1:23am

"Ah!"

I hold up a hand to protect myself from the beams, but It dosen't seem to be working very well. I try dodgeing out of the way, hoping the beams might do my work for me and fry the door.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 30, 2007, 1:23am

Torment now attempts to gather enough control over Hype, Gladiator, and any others, and smash them through the bone barrier.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 30, 2007, 1:26am

Shaman feels nothing from the body. It's empty.

The skin starts to melt away, covering Shaman in a gelatinous mess. It's constricting, burning, and nauseating at the same time, and the real Queen laughs at Shaman's predicament, appearing out of thin air behind him. "So easily fooled."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 30, 2007, 1:28am

It's an incredible strain with the way their fighting her - nosebleed city - but Torment manages to break apart the constructs and slam them into the wall, break it to pieces and exposing the heart. She can sense that the body isn't going to take it lightly, though - it's already starting to form another wall and new constructs.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Mar 30, 2007, 1:31am

I need to remember to stay on her good side. I run at the hole in the wall with both blades out.

"Brace yourself." I speak to the heart.

I have no idea how much damage is needed to be fatal to a three story tall heart, so I just rip into it. And rip into it. And rip into it. I keep going, slashing a little wildly, hoping to end her. It. Whatever.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Shaman on Mar 30, 2007, 1:32am

Shaman tries to use his TK field to rip the mess off of his arm. Cursing himself for releasing his guard.

"Uggg….you think you're smarter….better….yet you choose that shell over…..ung….a more poweful one….why?"

He's hoping to get her talking again while he figures out of he can pull the mess off of him with his TK.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 30, 2007, 1:33am

"Kee'an, keep it open! Cadmus, make with the stabbing!"

She buckles to her knees, catching what blood she can with her tongue.

Jenny stays her distance this time, firing off a volley of electrical blasts.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 30, 2007, 1:35am

I throw myself into the opening, keeping the wall from reforming as best I can.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 30, 2007, 1:36am

While only a small rip would have done the job, there's no harm in excess, here; he slashes the heart down to a bloody mess. The group doesn't see anything happen, but they can certainly feel it; deja vu takes over as a thousand souls drift about, floating through them, around them, then fading to nothingness.

The ground starts to shake violently, and the walls start to harden and crack…

[One sec. Need to put a roast in the fridge.]


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Mar 30, 2007, 1:38am

"… well the boss monster is dead. Is this where we run out of the base as it collapses around us?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 30, 2007, 1:42am

"Well, where do we run too?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 30, 2007, 1:42am

No running nescessary.

The area returns to darkness and swirls around them, launching them out the way they came in violent manner. Fresh air hits them as they're returned to the real world. Same street, same town, they left off from.

Dominique is there, too, but she's not looking happy; she's on the ground, clutching her chest, breathing hard. "How…how can you control my…how did…"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 30, 2007, 1:43am

"A more powerful one? Do tell." The Queen talks as Shaman continues to struggle, but she seems distracted.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Siamko "Blind" Vasiliev on Mar 30, 2007, 1:45am

"And here all we wanted was nice, simple conversation."

NOW Blind pulls his gun, firing a single shot into Dominique's head.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Shaman on Mar 30, 2007, 1:46am

Shaman keeps trying to force the stuff off of his arm.

"Arg….you take residence….in the body of a simple telepath…ugh….a frail figure of no true power…all the power you command…..rrg…..and you don't even seek out a shell…..guhn….with power to match?"


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 30, 2007, 1:48am

Blind's gun finds it's target, going straight through Dominque's skull. She dies and stays dead this time.


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 30, 2007, 1:49am

[I'm almost done. One more post and I'll call it a night, Amy.]


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alexander "Cadmus" Baptiste on Mar 30, 2007, 1:49am

"Ding, dong, and so on and so forth."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Mar 30, 2007, 1:50am

Torrance wipes her nose on her new jacket's sleeve. "I so miss Nephy."


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Kee'an on Mar 30, 2007, 1:50am

"Huh, well that was slightly anti-climatic. At least for me."

I turn to Torrance.

"Are you okay? I didn't see them hit you that much?"

Nephy?


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Squirrel Girl on Mar 30, 2007, 1:53am

"I'd explain, but I really do hate repeating myself - I might as well tell it to your friends when they arrive. If they arrive."

Moans. Cries. Screeches.

The sounds of hundred soulless bodies echoes around the group. Zombies come out of the stores. The corners. The windows. Surrounding them on every side. Looking on with blank eyes. Waiting.

The Queen holds her hand high, slowly balls it into a fist, and Shaman can feel the arcane power emanating from her. "Let the final act begin."

They attack.

TO BE CONTINUED…


Re: The Hellions #7 - ZOMBIES! Part 2: Killer Quee
Post by Alkaline on Apr 6, 2007, 11:51pm

«…but when?»


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