PiD: Mistakes We're Made!?


The anti-evil vampire squad discovers what's been happening to the power freed from defeated vampires. Poderoso has a form and he's unhappy but not quite one hundred percent yet!? But the group must keep chugging on!

Date: 2019-03-16
Pose Count: 36
Lacrima 2019-03-16 20:13:47 104242
Lacrima has summoned the people for another adventure! She is needing some time to get this piece right... she keeps making a face as her nose scrunches hard.. "W...why does this one sound like the Crocodile Rock.. that... makes no sense..." she mutters as she shakes her head and looks away from the piece. "I'm not fighting a vampire Elton John if that's the case." she say blunty to those gathered.

She looks down a little. There's the usual tray of donuts, pitcher of milk, water and hot tea kettle on the small coffee table in the vestibule.

"Thanks for showing again, everyone." she says lightly with a soft huff to her voice. "I'm not really sure what to expect this time... the music sounds a little modern... which makes..."

"Well no sense." she says she scrunches her nose.
Rei Hino 2019-03-16 20:18:02 104243
Sailor Mars blinks curiously, a bit behind on her classic american rock, contemplating a donut held in one hand that hasn't had a bite taken out of it yet. She looks... a little tired.
    "No problem." She replies softly, leaning against the side of the piano and setting the donut down and frowning at bit as Lacrima explains. "As long there's solid ground this time, it should be fine."
Miho Kagami 2019-03-16 20:22:53 104244
Miho hefts the donut currently in her hand. "Look, all I know about the subject is that time I snarked that a singer sounded like he wanted to sound like Freddie Mercury when he grew up, and my mom immediately went 'That's Elton John!'" she says in her usual somewhat scratchy and kind of androgynous voice. (She's been getting better, though!)

She considers a moment. "Either there's some coincidence going on where like something 'nonstandard' just happens to sound like more modern stuff," she says, "or there's some shenanigans going on. Remind me when Poderoso got necklaced?"

She looks questioningly between Rei and Lacrima, but doesn't comment. They've got bigger fish to fry at the moment.
Jiaying Maki 2019-03-16 20:27:35 104245
Jiaying Maki has no idea what the song is herself, being more into the harder side of that genre of music, sort of. Which she's currently blasting through her headphones. She may or may not be headbanging as she waits otherwise quietly for the time being. It's about then that she realizes things are probably close though and her eyes open, the headphones go down and she suddenly leans forward to watch. And listen. And be confused.

"A while ago right? Maybe someone else has been lingering around though. Someone with... a taste in music." She shrugs, she has nothing. There are donuts to occupy her for now though, grabbing a few.
Ariel Theodore 2019-03-16 20:27:51 104246
    Ariel has already helped herself to a donut and some milk, and having finished that, she then proceeded to drape herself right on Lacrima's back, chin perched on a shoulder and watching intently while Lacrima worked on the music.
    "Who's Elton John? ... Rock? Like the rocks you can find anywhere? Or are we talking like smooth river rocks?"
    Oh what a deprived child she is.
Lacrima 2019-03-16 20:37:06 104247
Lacrima melts when Ariel drapes over her. Whelp, there's one way to kill any nervous worries she has. She still shakes her head. "Maybe... I mean... the pendant got here... somehow?" she asks. "So could be just a long lived henchperson that ended up losing it here? I dunno..." she says quietly. "But that doesn't make much sense either. Hunters had it." she says.

She giggles a little as she gently places a hand on Ariel's hand. "'Rock' is a type of music... Elton John is a British musician that deals in classic rock usually. My dad liked listening to stuff like that." she says.

She sighs and purses her lips. "I'm going to get back to trying to play this..." she says. "So we can try to go where this one takes us... I'm not sure what kind of places these are- I apologize." she says to Rei. "But hopefully it is solid ground!"
Rei Hino 2019-03-16 20:39:34 104248
Sailor Mars smiles faintly and sighs, "I'll take what I can get, really, as long as it's not more flammable than the enemy."
Jiaying Maki 2019-03-16 20:42:26 104249
Jiaying Maki shrugs as she lounges back with her donuts, "The boat wasn't so bad. They went along with things well enough right? That's a good start anyway I figure." She crosses her legs and asks at that, "Think it's another trapped victim? Maybe someone that got stuck up in this, but isn't a bad guy again?"
Miho Kagami 2019-03-16 20:44:20 104250
Miho smiles at Ariel. "Y'know what," she says, "Norie-chan's gonna need to take you on ... like ... I guess a music date."

She finishes her donut, then gets up, stretches, and steps well away from Lacrima. She claps her hands together and calls out, "Life Blessing, Wake Up!" Jade green light surges forth, forms a column, and then dissipates to reveal Life Witch Joy.

She waves her hand and materializes her broomstaff, propping it over one shoulder. "Oh, by the way," she says in her clear and bright voice. "I think I've figured out a new sort of ... narrow beam attack. It should hopefully have less of a chance of hitting, uh, people I'm not supposed to hit." Not that she's ever actually hit Lacrima before, but still.
Ariel Theodore 2019-03-16 20:46:00 104251
    The boat wasn't so bad. Ariel has her sea legs, after all. But still, she nods at Lacrima's explanation about classic rock. "Ohhhhh."
    But then she blinks.
    A music date? "Well! That could be interesting!" She's not averted to the idea.
Lacrima 2019-03-16 20:53:23 104252
Lacrima softly frowns a little and looks down, but back up. "I dunno." she says to Jiaying. "Mister Pirate wasn't exactly a 'friend', he was just betrayed by the jerk." she says sourly. "I'm just glad he was willing to listen and talk." she says quietly. She snickers at the idea of a music date and eyes Miho before she nods a little. "Control is key. I don't like being caught up in those...." she trails off...

"....Bright flashy purification attacks." she says sourly. She sighs and gently turns back to the piano to place her hands back onto it. "Okay Jia-chan.. let's try to-----"

There's a sudden sense of magical pressure before a door appears! Lacrima looks to her hands. The piano. To Jiaying. She didn't start playing...

Jiaying probably only had a few moments to even start the ritual. She makes a face and blinks and looks to Ariel and Mars and then Miho. "...that looks similar to----"

Before she can finish that sentence, the old, decript looking door bursts open into an awful black--- before a black shadowy hand attached to a black shadowy arm extends from the black and spins through the air as it tries to make a grab just directly for Lacrima's face.
Rei Hino 2019-03-16 20:57:02 104253
Sailor Mars lurches slightly in place, gripping the edge of the piano as that strange pressure passes over them, finding herself staring anxiously at the door that's appeared in front of them.
    "... Lacrima-sa-" she begins to speak questioningly before the arm lashes out of the doorway; the Senshi of fire stepping forward with a sharp hiss of breath before putting her arms out and crying "Fire Soul!" sending a short blast of fire towards the arm after it's passed her; unable to move fast enough to attack the actual hand.
Miho Kagami 2019-03-16 20:59:13 104254
Miho reacts instantly. She leaps to the side and thrusts her hand forward, the emerald heart-emblem on the back of her glove glowing green. "Jade Light Arrow!" she calls out, and a dart made out of minty-green light erupts from the glowing emblem! It might get close to Lacrima, but it's aimed for the arm itself.
Ariel Theodore 2019-03-16 21:02:13 104256
    Thoughts of pleasant music dates aside, the door appears and... Ariel furrows her brow.
    Lacrima wasn't playing.
    This door just popped up on its own. "Similar to what?" She starts to ask before the door busts open, making her jolt with a bleat of surprise.
    "Norie!"
    Ariel reacts in the only way she can think of in the heat of the moment as the dark hand makes its grab.
    She tries to flying leap tackle Lacrima out of the way before she can be grabbed.
Jiaying Maki 2019-03-16 21:29:31 104257
Jiaying Maki watches the door appear and frowns. "Why's it open?" Then she quickly scrambles to her feet and shakes her head, brushing things off and drawing her magic to herself, her outfit changing to something of a kung fu styled outfit. She darts forward, trying to slash at those grasping arms while growling out, "Go away!"

Dancing back to avoid a tumble with the tackled group, she starts to hop back a few times, grabbing her papers and pressing her fingers to them before flinging them, a burnt smell filling the air as she burns the spell in place rather than using ink.
Lacrima 2019-03-16 21:33:39 104258
Lacrima is knocked from the stool and onto the ground by Ariel as the hand crashes into the piano with a cacophony of stings and wires and ivory keys exploding. The piano isn't magical just expensive and old. Nothing that can't be replaced... it gets hit by Mar's fire and it recoils back... though Life Witch Joy's Arrow miss in the suddenly flailing away from the fire hit. The missed hit pocks the wall. Once again, nothing that can't be replaced. The hand avoids being slashed by Jiaying.. barely on it's travel back towards the door.

The hand begins to slide back with that weird arm as it starts to gain cohesion as a figure steps through the door and it closes behind him. "Similar. To 'my' home." the red haired, tall figure steps through. The man looks impeccable, somewhere in his late twenties- with red hair, red eyes. He is dressed in old, old period clothing that looks like your typical 1700's nobleman, with a cape to boot. He looks at the hand as if checking his nails.

"Tsk..." goes the man. "Of course, your annoyances are here." he says. "Why do you surround yourself with flies?" He appears to be talking to Lacrima.

Lacrima looks up and looks, upset as she brushes hair out of her face. "...You!? H--how are you even... interacting with things!? That makes no sense...!" primarily because, well. She has all his power that's supposed to stop him from even manifesting physically. Lacrima raises her hand but... no black energy bolt. She knows better than that. She looks worriedly at the others.

"Po--poderoso just.. just.. fire!" she calls out worriedly. She pointedly ignores Poderoso's question.
Rei Hino 2019-03-16 21:38:33 104259
Whatever apprehension Sailor Mars felt as this strange man entered the room is replaced by raw irritation at his demeanor, the Senshi scowling as she says, "I see they don't teach basic manners to 'higher beings'. She glances at Lacrima, "Do you *know* this smug little-" Before she can finish, Lacrima's shouting, and Sailor Mars raises her hands. It's a simple enough command. "Can do! Fire Soul!" She cries before unleashing a blast of fire towards the unwelcome arrival.
Ariel Theodore 2019-03-16 21:49:58 104260
    SAFE.
    Ariel breathes a tiny sigh of relief as the hand misses and she brings Lacrima to the floor. It's better than her girlfriend being grabbed and dragged to who knows where.
    It's when the man emerges from the open doorway that Ariel's blood runs cold. It's not the first time she has seen him. She has, after all, seen Poderoso in Lacrima's dreams. ... A man who's very name means power.
    For a moment. For a brief moment, she tenses, still holding onto Lacrima, refusing to let her girlfriend go, before she defiantly interposes herself between Lacrima and Poderoso, refusing to budge.
Miho Kagami 2019-03-16 21:53:19 104261
Miho grimaces as her arrow misses. And then her eyes go wide as Poderoso himself appears. "Um, yikes?" She shakes her head. "Can't say I would've anticipated this, but it's kinda obvious in retrospect! Uhh ..." She's clearly rattled.

Her shadow flickers. Might be familiar to some. Might even be familiar to the redhead in front of her, but who knows.

Okay. This time, she takes note of where Rei is firing (heh), and adjusts her own aim accordingly to cover dodging-points. "Jade Barrage!" she exclaims, thrusting her hand forward once more, and the emerald emblem fires jade-green pellets of light at the master vampire.
Jiaying Maki 2019-03-16 21:57:57 104262
Jiaying Maki sees the man himself. A grim smile appearing as she says, "You, I've wanted to drag you along to meet some people for a long time you know." She tries to lash out at him, the spear flickering and disappearing, that momentum turned into a kick to try and catch him off guard. Also that kind of footwork, she's trying to place herself between Norie and Ariel and the big guy. Also amybe avoiding stepping between Rei and the big guy, whwat with not wanting to be lit on fire and all.

Her usual mist begins to trail behind her kicks, leaving her exact movements harder to track the more she moves.

Finally, his attention caught or not, she strikes a pose, one of those traditional looking things on one leg and a hand gesture saying 'come on' is tied to her actually saying, "Let's go!" The spear reappears then and she stabs downward into the ground, the haft breaking in the middle seemingly and bouncing straight back up towards the vampire of the hour.
Lacrima 2019-03-16 22:10:02 104263
Lacrima shakes her head. "What do you want." she says as Ariel gets between her and him. She frowns. "...Wait dumb question. You want 'my' power still. Well you can't have it. Primarily because I like existing." she frowns.

The red haired vampire taps his nose a bit in a coy gesture. "Correct, my young beauty. As for my... manifesting..." he chuckles. His eyes look to Joy. "I guess I have you to thank..." he flickers. Why is that so!?

Lacrima makes a face and sulks. "...D--dammit... of course." she says as she smashes a palm to her face. "We've been.. freeing the power of his former servants and it's been going back to it's source... I though that was me but----" she scowls and just shakes her head and looks back up.

Poderso moves impossibly fast and before Mars can even get her fire out he's just... in front of her and firing a blast of horrid dark energy into her face point blank. "That will be enough, little firebug..." he says as he turns around to smile at Joy as he just throws his cape down to crash forward through the purificative attack. Does it hurt him? In a physical dark sort of way? Yeah. Does the purification even strip pieces of him away? No. Not even a little. He tries to make a grab for Joy to drain by touch. This vampire does not need a 'power word' for it.

But Lacrima's already told stories about Podoerso just don't give a crap about purification-like abilities. Or maybe Miho just needs to try a stronger one.

Poderoso stops a moment when Jiaying speaks. "....Ah...." he says. "You assume too much, Spirit caller." he says. He manages to dodge a punch or a kick there--- but he can be struck. He seems.... rusty to some degree. "-tell me do you live serving in a has-been vampire mistresses' court?" she asks Jiaying- as if she was a court wizard or something.

But maybe a good hundred years as a floaty vampire ghost no one can see and hear does that to you.

"You have what is mine. If you give it to me without issue. I'll merely leave with it." he means Lacrima. Of course.

Lacrima shakes her head. "Go away!-- J-Joy.. purification isn't going to have a very strong effect... not.. buy yourself.. nrg... when he was whole he was just straight up immune to it---" she tries to say lightly. She looks towards Mars, hoping the jerk didn't knock her unconscious she also looks to Jiaying and Ariel.
Rei Hino 2019-03-16 22:17:33 104264
Fire is already forming between Sailor Mars' fingers when Poderso appears in front of her, drawing a sharp gasp of alarm from the dark haired Guardian as she reflexively halts the spread of fire before she can process that she's not in danger of blasting a friend, her eyes shrinking in the instant between realizing what's about to happen, and the blast striking her with enough force to send her flying across the room, hitting the wall hard enough that she almost seems to be embedded in it before she falls out face first onto the ground, her hair falling over her head in a wild mess.
    "Grrrnnnnn.... nnnggguummm..." she slurs and groans as she feels around on the floor, her head feeling like it's spinning violently as claws at the ground, trying to figure out which way is up before she can commit to any physical action.
Miho Kagami 2019-03-16 22:23:08 104265
Miho gulps, eyes wide as Poderoso reveals that they've been all but helping him. When her attack does basically nothing, she actually freezes up in shock. "... ohhh cra--" She lets out a high-pitched shriek as she gets drained, and she staggers back, sinking down to her knees.

Her shadow flickers again, and then turns completely black and changes into a shadowy silhouette a fox-girl in a simple dress. A single jade-green eye and a mouth appear. "Whoa, what was that!?" exclaims Noroiko. She looks between Lacrima and Poderoso, and even though her features are mostly hidden by the blackness, she looks and sounds impressed. "Did you just get drained, Life Mage!? Wow." Her grin widens, and then in a singsong voice, she adds, "You might even need to draw upon the Death Curse if you want to surv--"

"SHUT UP!" growls Miho, struggling to get to her feet with the help of her broomstaff.
Jiaying Maki 2019-03-16 22:26:38 104266
Jiaying Maki looks confused for a moment, still trying to lash out at the vampire, the guandao lashing out, stabbing, bouncing off of objects and the like. She mostly wants to keep him distracted, dodging left and right, swinging, dodging back, left, forward. It's almost like a dance! "Well, I doubt either side wants a gaudy necklace or anything, but they might take a long dead ghost." That look of confusion returns as she hops back a few times. "Serving a vampire? Breakfast? She eats almost as much as I do at least."

Pause. Pause. A scowl appears and she says, "It's called being a friend you idiot." before trying to dart forward again, the spear stabbing out in a feint, her left hand glowing pale green, those claws the brightest as she tries to dig them into his side. Maybe. She might be trying to do the same kind of spirit control thing she's done to other ghostly sorts though!

Successful or not, she calls over her shoulder to Norie, "Leave if he's trying to steal the power back, we can take care of him."

As Joy falls, those ears flick and she shifts her dance, leading with her spear and then the stagger to put herself between the Orlock and girl. There's a moment of distraction though as she hears a new voice. A look back and she gestures, "You! You and I have some words too! I'm dragging you back to that shrine and stuffing you in myself!" Seems she... might be a little upset over something. "I want what's MINE back!" She then turns her back on Poderoso and steps forward, which may not be the best plan of action and one she might catch too late as it clicks and she spins on her heel to try and see if bad things are about to happen and... well, maybe minimize them? Or she might get lucky, who knows.
Ariel Theodore 2019-03-16 22:32:05 104268
    This is bad. This is very bad. This is very, very, bad.
    Poderoso is regaining power. Every time one of his servants was defeated, the group was only helping him.
    While the others leap into battle, Ariel... Does not. Battle was never her way. Though she stands protectively in front of Lacrima, refusing to budge, even stalwart little Ariel's knees begin to buckle at the sheer force of presence of Poderoso, himself, rising back to power. She can't fight that. And the situation is looking bad with Mars and Joy brought to their knees.
    "... Norie... Cover your ears."
    It's the only warning Lacrima gets as Ariel takes a shaky step forward, eyes locked on Poderoso as she pulls out the only weapon she can think to use against one such as he.
    Faith.
    "The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence. I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies..."
Lacrima 2019-03-16 22:45:37 104269
Lacrima also repeats Jiaying's sentiment. "They're my friends, you dolt. They don't serve me." she spits. She is back on her feet and she has people in front of her. She isn't leaving, but she is being more aware of her surroundings.

She also covers her ears. She has a hunch what Ariel is about to do.

Poderoso idly eyes Joy for a moment as some sort of... Shadowy thing emerges! Curious! "...Ah-- you're... the one carrying the thing I sent people here to begin with..." he cackles a moment.

"I'll get to you in a moment----" he turns to Jiaying and he thinks she's being distracted by the figure too--- but Jiaying moves fast...

Porderoso is faster somehow. He's touching Jiaying's heel mid spin kick apparently when Ariel starts reciting scripture.

This is not an act that hurts, but it's one that disorients and freezes and cringes which means that Jiaying's kick follows through and he's sent over to his side a moment. He turns into a puddle of awful black and reforms rather than 'stand up'. This is probably a trick people have seen Lacrima do before. It's also faster.

"Clever girl." he says towards Ariel as he lets a strong blast of dark energy go from his hand. Basic blasts. but way stronger than Lacrima's. That was annoying to deal with.
Rei Hino 2019-03-16 22:49:29 104270
Sailor Mars breathes heavily as she rises to one knee, one hand still on the floor as the other sweeps her hair away from her eyes and back behind her head where it belongs. When you can see her face again, she, uh...
    She looks mad.
    Leaping across the room from where she'd landed, and clings to Poderso's back and claps her hands together against either side of his head, crying "Fire Soul!" As she attempts to ignite him from the head down.
Ariel Theodore 2019-03-16 23:07:08 104271
    ... It worked. A perfect act of defiance against the darkness; pacifist though she may be, Ariel's words have more effect than sticks and stones, as her recitation opens Poderoso up for Jiaying. For a moment, Ariel looks relieved.
    Until he turns his focus on her.
    "Oh..."
    Even basic blasts can be devastating when wielded with such power. One takes Ariel dead center upon her chest, earning a bleat of pain as her silvery armor buckles from the impact and she is staggered backwards in a tumble. But she does not stay down. Clutching over the wound, gritting her teeth through the pain, she wipes away a thin trickle of liquid silver from the corner of her lips with a ragged breath, grimacing. But she does not remain silent.
    "Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil, for the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil..." Uttered in ragged breath as she hardens her resolve, hoping to stagger Poderoso with her words again and give the others the opening they need.
    "Jesus said to him, 'Away from me, Satan!' Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him!"
    Unicorns are holy creatures, after all; said to be first named by Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden. Of course in such a dire time faith would be the weapon wielded best in the hands of a pacifist.
Miho Kagami 2019-03-16 23:09:25 104272
Noroiko peers at Jiaying. "Oh right, you're ... what's-her-name, who Kagekumo's after." She shrugs, and grins nastily. "Sorry! You're not stuffing me anywhere, I'm stick with Life Mage Joy until bites it after the Shadow Jade is reassembled."

Miho blinks, and looks over at Noroiko. "O-oh right! Now I remember!" ... She completely forgot the exact details Noroiko told her about back in Kunzite's palace.

Noroiko then blinks at Poderoso. "Who are you, again?" she says. "I've kinda missed all the exposition here ..."

Miho growls, and gets back to her feet and sits onto her hovering broomstaff. She takes a deep breath. While Ariel is reciting scripture at Poderoso, she twirls her right hand in a circle, leaving a ring-shaped trail of jade-green light from the heart-emblem. With her left hand, she summons another Jade Light Arrow.

Both the ring and the arrow almost immediately sputter out and vanish.

"D'oh!" she mutters, and Noroiko snickers. "Ugh ..." She shakes her head, and just activates the ring again. "JOY SHINING RAY!" she calls out, firing a brilliant beam of purifying light at Poderoso. Even with the lessened effectiveness of purification, it's a fairly potent attack in and of itself.
Jiaying Maki 2019-03-16 23:23:07 104273
Jiaying Maki finds herself almsot stopped in her efforts to distract and harass the ancient evil. That follow up kick lands and she gets a brief moment of breathing room right until the unicorn is the victim of attempted explosion. She brings her guandao around behind her, holding it in both hands and swings it down hard, like a sledgehammer aimed right at the vampire. She's definitely trying to keep his focus on her. "HEY, WRONG WAY."

Of course, the evil fox ghost is talking, so she glances back and points a claw straight at the grinning ghost, "You shut up, we're fixing you after we take care of another ancient failure." Before following up that downward chop with a lunge forward, using it as a pole vault up, and then a downward kick towards the vampire.
Lacrima 2019-03-16 23:38:49 104274
"ARIEL!" yells Lacrima as her eyes go wide when she watches her take the hit. She winces a little and seems extremely worried and she closes her eyes and "Nrgh..!" a purple bolt of dark energy flies out from both hands at Poderoso and---- has exactly the expect effect of not bothering him a little as he absorbs it without even trying. She actually blindsided him and he just... sort of sucked it in.

Poderoso purses his lips as he takes in this information as he looks to Jiaying and tsks. "Let me-----" he's about to try another attack when Ariel gets back to her feet and comes a stream of biblical talking which means he takes Jiaying's double handed swing to the side and slices him deep as black ichor leaks... and evaporates on the floor-- as he freezes again.

It's this weakened state that allows Mar's fire and Miho's next stronger purification attack as he seems phased by this-- mainly Ariel's recital of bibical verses allowing small holes in through his un-natural dark defenses.

"...This isn't the end... as long as there's the others... You can't defeat me!" he bellows as he turns into wispy smoke which wooshes through the door---

Which then closes and begins to turn into dust.

Lacrima slowly reopens her ears-- which she recovered quickly enough after her shot and frowns. "--t..this is bad." she says. "If.. if he's been... stealing power from the things we've been... beating up..." she looks down and back up. "We can't just stop.. we need to get to the last... two first. Try to figure out a way from taking what we defeat..." she sulks and then collapses down to her butt on the floor as she just rubs through her face. "Is... is everyone okay?" she asks. "A--Ari-chan are you okay?" she asks with more wide eyes at her.
Rei Hino 2019-03-16 23:42:08 104275
Sailor Mars lands in a crouch as the person suspending her in the air decides to become incorporeal, watching with some alarm as he simply vanishes through the door without the comforting indications of death that Mars tends to prefer from an enemy. After a moment passes, Mars just lets herself fall into a sitting position, holding her head in her hands and muttering, "Fine..." with some irritation, keeping an ear out in worry for everyone else's responses
Miho Kagami 2019-03-16 23:50:40 104276
Noroiko just snickers in response to Jiaying's rejoinder. It's the snicker of someone who really wants to wind you up, and doesn't care what kind of collateral damage they cause in the process.

But it looks like Poderoso's been defeated for now the next few minutes. Miho sighs with relief, gripping the handle of her broomstaff, before it fizzles out and vanishes, followed by her henshin, and she falls to the floor on her back. "AUGH! ... Ugh ... There's your answer, I guess," she mutters. "J-just ... gimme a minute to ... to change back so I can try to heal anyone who needs it ... or at least purify a little ..."

Noroiko snickers. "Nice!" She looks over at Lacrima. "Oh, hey! That means that you'd be safe draining her, too! Even though she's got the Life Blessing, I mean!"

Miho rolls her eyes, but doesn't bother to explain Poderoso's advantages in the purification department.
Ariel Theodore 2019-03-16 23:54:22 104277
    A slow breath and Ariel... Lets herself drop back to her knees, when Poderoso takes his leave. What's worse is that, indeed, the last two minions of Poderoso wait to be dealth with. But that can be a problem for after recovery.
    "I'm. I'm fine." Ariel says shakily, still clutching the dent in her armor's breastplate. That will fix itself, but the fact that she's wiping more of that silvery blood from her lips says she's going to need to rest and recover for a while, herself.
    "M-more importantly, are you okay, Lacrima?" She looks worried there.
    Probably because she was dropping holy bombs in the presence of her vampire girlfriend.
Jiaying Maki 2019-03-16 23:59:52 104278
Jiaying Maki works her fingers a few times, the guandao disappearing into mist once again as she turns on her heel. "Norie, what music was that actually?" before catching herself, still a touch wound up. She claps her hands, takes a breath then adds, "And are you okay?" walking towards her and Ariel, then she frowns and asks, "You too, you're okay too right?" realizing she was getting a bit tunnel vision-y.

Back to Joy and Rei she nods to those two, pretty sure they're okay. Well, maybe. "Is your passenger going to be a problem Joy?" A frown, "Maybe I can seal her. Work with Rei to do it. I know her magic, I bet we could."
Lacrima 2019-03-17 00:07:25 104279
Lacrima shakes her head. "I never got to playing it... I don't think.. the piece was related to that door. I think..." she just trails off. "I'm sorry. I'm too confused to consider on it. Just... look we dealt with.. two of these guys. Right? And then a third we didn't quite off. I bet we threw a wrench somewhere there if he had a plan... right?" she asks and just shakes her head.

She frowns and crawls up to standing and walks over to the coffee table to grab a napkin as she gently kneels down next to Ariel and begins dabbing up silver blood and trying to clean her up a little, as she looks to Miho and frowns. "If she doesn't shut up I'm going to try to consume that thing and I'm angry enough to try." the threat could be one to try to make Noroiko go away for a bit rather than an actual one as she sighs and gently nods.

"I..I'm fine Ariel. Just.. a little unnerved..." she says quietly as she shoots looks to the others. "Please do not repeat that... weakness. To others." she says with a mutter. "it doesn't kill me. Not like purification. But it's uncomfortable. think like.. a way to freeze me.. for a moment." she mutters.

"W..We'll figure it out later..o--okay?" she says.