First Impact


Date: 2015-06-16
Pose Count: 37
Fate T. Waldia 2015-06-16 00:24:03 2216
    It had started out small, but quickly rose to a shrill, painful sound. A glimmering audible shimmer of something powerful and out of control. Something waiting with dark promise to fulfill a wish. Something that finally has a wish to grant...

    The tiny grey kitten was just a runt, her sisters were bigger, and though they loved her dearly, sometimes their teasing could get out of paw. Nevertheless, she was a brave kitten. Sagas would be told of her great accomplishments if the humans around her were intelligent enough to see them for the greatness of what they were. Still, when she came across the marvellous shiny blue stone it was almost like it had called out to her; asking the tiny feline for just what her little heart could truly want above all else.

    And with an immense release of magical power, the Jewel Seed granted that wish. The unsealing of its power calling out like a beacon to the magical world. A shrill glimmering cry of 'I am here' as the Lost Logia embeds itself in a new host.

    And the ground begins to shake with the heavy footfalls of something dread and terrible. Something horrifyingly massive. Something that--...

    "Mowwww~."

    There's a giant kitten wandering King Penguin Park.
Nanoha Takamachi 2015-06-16 00:28:54 2217
Nanoha was doing...something. It was probably adorable. When the unearthly pulse of magic, she looked up, Yuuno's voice pulses in her mind.

'Nanoha!'

'I felt it too, Yuuno-kun. I'm on my way!'

The girl plucks the red orb from around her neck and holds it aloft.

"Raising Heart!"

"Standby, ready."

Moments later, she soars through the skies, Device in hand, heading towards the park and the Jewel Seed.
Runealy Waldia 2015-06-16 00:36:35 2218
Explaining her full circumstances to Hinote last night had been draining... but at least now Runealy had shared pretty much everything important with him about why she was here. There were still some omissions of fact, ones that mattered, but they were facts she did not have /to/ share in the first place.

Regardless, she found comfort in simply being out and around. Doing something. Anything. When it was suggested that they go check on a few things they've been hiding, some of which are /outside/ the city itself, that brought her walking through Tokyo with her friends. It sounded like as good a plan as any.

So she occasionally looks aside to Gaofele and Hinote. Sometimes it's just to face them and remind herself they're still here, still helping. Other times, it's to ask questions about local landmarks.

...And this time, as they make their way through the park, it's to point at the huge kitten. The mere sight of that will probably be putting an abrupt end to any plans of checking on things; this demands immediate attention. "Wh-- Hinote, I know what that is, you don't have to explain what cats are, but... are cats in Tokyo normally THAT BIG!?" Wide eyes and an outstretched index finger indicate it, as if either of them need help finding it. "Gao, I'm... pretty sure we don't have anything like that back home? Even in the forest? Right? ...Right?"

She's not making any hostile moves against it yet since... well... it's a kitten. About a hundred times her size, but still a kitten. Even if it is apparently meriting the arrival of one of the girls she saw back at the bank robbery several days ago, who does get a quick glance from the corner of her vision.
Gaofele Doiru 2015-06-16 00:50:25 2219
One of the hidden things that the Waldians were checking on was the portal, to make sure that it was still closed (and to check for any urgent messages). A routine task, albeit one that Gao tries to do on an irregular schedule to avoid raising suspicion.

Giant kittens, however, are kind of suspicious on their own.

"I've heard tales of large cats, but nothing /this/ large!" he gulps. That's a /kitten/? It looks like a normal housecat, just... /bigger/.

He watches the megakitten carefully, but also keeps his eyes out for trouble -- if this is a baby, then where's the momma cat? More importantly, /how big/ is the momma cat?!?
Hinote Kagari 2015-06-16 00:51:12 2220
Hinote Kagari is walking along. He had things to do today. But making sure Runealy, a major figure in his life, was okay was more important. he can always practice lines or do those chores later tonight. He gives a warm smile whenever Runealy looks his way, best as he can. He's here. That's the best he can do right now.

But then there is a giant cat, and Hinote blinks. "I... uh. Yeah. that's a very...."

"Uh.. very very big cat, Runealy. No. That isn't normal." he says with wide eyes as fumbles into his pocket for his braclet. He find it and clasps it around his wrist, but he doesn't do anything yet- just getting ready because. well. This is trouble. Major trouble.

"I mean. Not this big!" he says. "That's like.. a house!"
Fate T. Waldia 2015-06-16 00:58:04 2222
    Thoom... Thoom... THOOM!

    Like this, the kitten is unstoppable. Nothing will stop her purring might from showing everyone just how BIG she is now. Unfortunately there are no humans around to pet her, and this is a travesty. So she seeks the next best thing- which is to find the other kittens of her litter and show THEM how big she is.

    Now now, she's not one hundred times Rune's size, but the 'little' grey kitten is about the size of a small house. And unfortunately her mother is not present to see how supreme her hugeness is, but the massive fuzzball apprently seems content with some humans to show off to.

    Nanoha will probably arrive to the sight of the kitten sniffing and nosing inquisitively at the Waldian trio, whiskers twitcihng and breath smelling of fish, before--

    "MOWWWWW!"

    It's really just a normal meow, but from up close the sound is loud enough to travel as a sonic shockwave of concussive force.
Nanoha Takamachi 2015-06-16 01:04:15 2223
Nanoha Takamachi stops in midair, floating steadily. "Yuuno! We need a barrier!"

Her Not Completely Ferret Pal, does...something. To the uninitiated and unused to it, the barrier is disorienting. It spreads out from Yuuno to fill this whole area of the park.

The Waldians get to be active in it because Magic.

Nanoha frowns at the big kitty. She knows what she has to do, and she knows that it won't actually hurt the kitten, but it's going to look bad to the strangers down there /and/ it's a /kitten/. It's /adorable/.

"Raising Heart, Cannon Mode!"

"Yes, my Master."

The staff shifts, the jewel area now looking like some kind of tuning fork-thing, and a firing grip flipping out.
Runealy Waldia 2015-06-16 01:09:08 2224
That makes it a unanimous vote: Giant kitten is not normal. Rune goes tense as Hinote goes for his bracelet. "You think this will turn into a fight?" It's not an accusational question, but genuine inquiry. If he thinks it will, that thought might be well-founded. She glances aside to Gaofele to get his take on this, too.

Then it's heading their way. She begins to backpedal a step at a time, but... when it's just doing its odd inspection of them - even if it does smell kind of bad - she has to wonder if this is a problem at all. "Ahh... maybe it's okay? Maybe if..." She hesitantly reaches up to pet it, and is interrupted by the sheer /sound/ of it all. "Whuah!"

That physically drives her back, stumbling several steps before she regains her balance. Then... barriers. "Hn!?" Runealy was tense earlier, now she is worried. She recognizes this effect, having been caught in one several days ago for far less benign purposes. A look up to Nanoha makes her worry. The shift in Raising Heart's shape clues her in to what's about to happen. "Wait! What's going on? Do we need to fight this?!"

That's looking plausible now. Erring on the side of prudence and caution, Rune runs off to find a tree to hide behind; something to conceal her while she shouts "Summoning Princess' Tiara!" The gold and jeweled headwear appears in hand. "The Line of Succession..." One hand passes it to the other, which brings it to her forehead in the same motion. "Transform!" Red light flashes around her, and when it fades... she steps into view with her own wand in hand, looking at cat, Nanoha, then Gaofele and Hinote each in turn. She's not attacking yet, but does look ready to fight if it must be done. ...It's just... ...kitten. /Kitten./ It's hard to wrap her head around the idea that this might actually be 'actually dangerous' instead of just 'potentially so.'
Hinote Kagari 2015-06-16 01:11:17 2225
Hinote Kagari has been in a barrier before. When that black masked jerk attacked The Princess, so it's shocking when the small girl initates a smilar effect and it waves over him. It disorients him all but a moment, but not before a SUPER SONIC MEOW has sent him flying back to his feet, argh! He rolls along the ground for a moment, before he pushes himself up wards. "Yeah, okay." he says. He raises his hand with the braclet skyward. "To protect justice, I am Guardian Hino!" he calls out. There's a flash, and a transformation, and the Guardian knight trudges forward to frown a bit. He doesn't draw his sword- but his hands on the hilt.

"What's this about?" he asks to Nanoha.

"Yeah, do we need to fight this thing? It feels kind of wrong. But... that meow was killer!" he says exapseratedly.
Gaofele Doiru 2015-06-16 01:15:02 2226
Gaofele Doiru was going to just be cautious around the large kitten, giving it space to move around and leave it alone -- even after the loud meow.

But Barriers mean magic, and that means /threat/. He slides his bracer onto his left arm, reciting his Oath:

    "To protect the lands, I am Guardian Gao!"

A flash of green light, and the forester Knight is ready, viney quarterstaff in hand and at full size. He doesn't want to attack the kitten, and he isn't quite sure about the 'polearm'-wielder... but being ready to defend is a good idea when there might be an attack.
Fate T. Waldia 2015-06-16 01:26:48 2229
    Do you know what happens when you pet giant kittens?

    They purr.

    Kittens like petting and this one is no different, the rumble running through its chest is still enough to make the earth tremor. There's just another slight problem. Kittens can be playful things. And this one is no exception. Presented with much smaller beings than herself, the kitten- drunk on power with her newfound hugeness starts batting lightly when shining magical transformations begin. The issue is that lightly for a giant kitten is potentially concussion inducing for a normal sized human. Once the Barrier is up however everything goes straight to hell.

    A sudden crackle of thunder, the ionized tang of elctricity fills the air. And then with a loud CLAP the skies shatter, a bolt of lightning striking down directly on the kitten from above, earning a shrill yowl of shock, pain, and surprise, as a new figure appears, lingering over the scene and backlit by the sun, axe-like staff in hand, the light rustle and flutter of cloth of a long black cloak being the only sound this new challenger makes.
Nanoha Takamachi 2015-06-16 01:27:54 2230
Nanohs looks unhappy. "It's a Jewel Seed. I can seal it, but, um..." she trails off, Raising Heart humming with power. "We're going to have to fight it to make it come loose."

The girl circles in the air, coming closer to the Waldians. "When the Jewel Seed leaves the kitten, /do not touch it/. It will do Bad Things to you, and then I'll have to shoot at you. A lot."

She turns to face the big kitty. "I'm sorry, kitty. Please don't hate me! Raising Heart!"

"Buster Shoot."

Orbs of pink magic materialize around Nanoha and she swings her staff. They go streaking towards the kitten.

This is about the same time that the newcomer arrives. Nanoha gives the new arrival a long look, ascending a bit and circling to get a better look.
Runealy Waldia 2015-06-16 01:34:56 2231
Well. Lightning just happened. If Runealy had been worried about whether this would become a fight or not, the answer is now 'almost certainly yes!' She looks up to the newest arrival, puzzled. "Who...?" Mysterious, and a quick glance doesn't provide any real answers. Any further chance to ask is cut off by Nanoha providing advice. Vague advice, but enough that Rune is paying attention. "Jewel Seed... got it!"

For now, she opts to trust Nanoha's input. It occurs to her that Gao and Hino might not know who this is, though... the Princess herself only barely has any clue herself. Still, she remembers what happened at the bank and opts to give her friends a quick bit of input: "She helped stop bandits recently. If she tells us what to avoid about this thing, listen to her /instead of me!/ It sounds like she knows more than I do about this!"

Then she sprints over to join her Knights, planning to be behind and slightly beside them. Staff raised, she launches an orb from it at the kitten. Another one grows to replace it, and if the orb makes contact... it will burst with explosive force, turning into a small 'cloud' of emerald sparkles!
Hinote Kagari 2015-06-16 01:44:28 2233
Hinote Kagari hr...they have to fight a cat. But it feels WRONG slicing a sword at a cat. He looks down at his armored fists and just sort of flexes his hands. Could he punch this thing? No. Well. He could, but it probably wouldn't have the effect he wanted. So instead, he draws his sword- hesitantly, as lighting comes down from some unknown location. What's going on!?

Regardless, he takes his sword and goes in for a strike, dashing forward, and trying to slap the cat forward with the butt of the hilt of his sword---he doesn't want to strike this thing with the edge. How's he going to do this!?

"R--right Princess..." he says to Runealy as he tries to keep between the cat- and Runealy. Dangerous or not- this thing isn't getting close to the Princess, if he can help it.
Gaofele Doiru 2015-06-16 01:47:42 2234
Another arrival? And they can fly, as well...

Gao looks up at the newcomer, then at the one that Rune apparently knows. "Dangerous item, don't touch, she's the expert; got it!" he nods to the princess. Always listen to the experts when dealing with new dangers!

The forester Knight swaps to his bow, and he hesitates a moment. Hitting a kitten seems wrong... but that's what the little expert says to do, and /she/ doesn't seem thrilled about it, either.

On the other hand, he can at least help with the fight. "Bramble Grasp!" he calls out, releasing the carefully-aimed shot. The arrow peels into eight connected vines, each covered with small thorns, splaying out to wrap around the oversized kitten -- and angled to avoid Hinote!
Fate T. Waldia 2015-06-16 02:03:46 2238
    Kittens like petting.

    Kittens do not like pain.

    Unfortunately the bolt of lightning fro the skies seems to have set the not so tiny feline off. No longer playful, but clearly hurt and scared it bares claws, mewling with a force painful to the ears as she starts swiping at Nanoha and the Waldians, really giving no chouce but TO fight it into submission as it alternates between sonic yowls and sharp claws. And then comes the voice...

    A smooth mechanical, male, voice pings audibly with dark intent.

    [Photon Lancer: Full Auto Fire.]

    With a whipcrack force, bolts of golden spheres of energy rain from the skies, down on the already abused kitten as well. The source... Is that new presence from above. A girl. Long blonde hair two tails, dressed in black, holding that polearm device as she stares down impassive and silent with half-lidded scarlet eyes; vivid, deep, and speaking of a silent sorrow as she simply fires with a clear lack of concern.
Nanoha Takamachi 2015-06-16 02:11:51 2240
Nanoha's eyes shoot wide as the girl unleashes terrible lightnings on the cat. This distracts her long enough for the angry kitty to take a hefty swipe at the girl in white. Nanoha sails to the ground, impacting hard and rolling for a few meters. She shakes it off, peering upwards at the girl, immediately seeing her sad eyes.

Her heart breaks just a little.

Nanoha ascends again, throwing up a shield as Raising Heart sends out more Buster Shots at the kitten, obviously distracted by Sad Girl.
Runealy Waldia 2015-06-16 02:18:05 2241
In some ways, this is like fighting a giant tiger or lion. It might not have the same instincts, but... the same basic ideas apply. What were once tiny teeth and claws are now basically ones the size /of/ the people they're being swiped at! The Princess' boot wings light up, silver-blue light launching her up and away from the kitten with a startled "Whoa!" as a paw passes through where she had just been. This leap isn't flight; it's more of an arcing jump, and one that will bring her down some distance away.

Her airtime does give her a decent view of the newcomer, though. Something a little closer - still distant, but no longer with tons of things blocking parts of the view - and... even now it's hard to determine much about her. So Runealy calls out to her to ask: "Who are you? Are you here to help?" Something about her seems significant; the Princess picks up on that Nanoha seems to be checking her out too.

On the way down, she looks to see how Hino and Gao are holding up. "You talked about teamwork between the three of us... at least this is a start?" She sounds unsure. Maybe it is, though; she's not sprinting off ahead of them to go pursue other objectives entirely, as has been the norm the last few times they've been here. Aiming over them, her wand launches another orb... though this one splits into sparkles in mid-flight, intending to 'pepper' the giant kitten.
Gaofele Doiru 2015-06-16 02:28:04 2243
"Definitely a start!" nods Guardian Gao as he rolls away from the swiping paws. The vines might be slowing the kitten down slightly, but it's large enough that one set of vines isn't going to make that much of a difference.

Time for a more direct method. "Nettle Barrage!" he calls out, unleashing a swarm of thin shafts at the kitten's paws. "Do we know /where/ on the cat this 'Jewel Seed' is?" he calls upward to the expert.
Hinote Kagari 2015-06-16 02:32:26 2244
Hinote Kagari raises his sword as he he tries, to well, defend against another sonic meow and sharp claws. He has to duck to avoid being raked by sharp claws, but his cape gets caught up in the swipe, which carries him off to the side a moment, shredding it a little. He still gets back up and frowns. "Yeah, it's a start!" he asides to Runealy. "Just keep your distance, Princess. I can-- take the hits." he assures. "Just, keep it up." he asks as he attempts to slice the sword forward, trying to catch the cat as his sword ignites into flame on the swipe.

Does he feel bad? Yes. Does it need to be done? Apparently!
Fate T. Waldia 2015-06-16 02:48:47 2246
    This kitten is really having none of it right now. Claws flash as she swipes and bats at the air squealing unhappily amid the torrent of pink, lightning, sparkling orbs, arrow and blade. Tangled in vines, her renewed attempt to claw and bite is thwarted as the massive cat ends up in a tumbled mess and finally gives up.

    One last piteous mewl and no longer is she so big. Shrinking down and laying in the newly formed crater is an utterly tiny runt of a grey ball of fur, mewing agitatedly and in need of some love.

    The issue is... The blue gem floating above her, glimmering with dark promise as it shines and glimmers.

    And the blonde descends, axe-like staff still held in hand as she takes a position beside the glimmering Jewel Seed; wordlessly she brings the Device to bear, one-handed, pointing it for the quarrelsome quartet without a word, while more orbs of golden lightning form to hover at her weapon level. A clear indication to stay away or she will shoot.
Nanoha Takamachi 2015-06-16 02:58:18 2247
Nanoha Takamachi gasps as the girl appears next to the suddenly revealed Jewel Seed. She braces herself, bringing her Device to bear. "Raising Heart! We have to seal it without hurting that girl! Get ready!"

"Ys, my Master."

A magic circle blossoms at Nanoha's feet, ribbons of magical text sprouting at the head and base of her Device.

"Raising Heart!"

"Sealing Mode."

"SHOOOOT!"

A focused beam launches from the Device, racing for the Jewel Seed, hoping beyond hope that she can seal it before the sad girl touches it.
Runealy Waldia 2015-06-16 03:02:56 2249
The Princess winces as Hino volunteers to take the brunt of the megakitten's assault. He might be okay with it, she didn't ask him to do it, but... it still stings to watch, even as he and Gao both insist this is a first step in their working together better.

When a paw bats her way this time, she can't get out of the way in time and has to encase herself in a red 'bubble' of forcefield energy... which gets bashed, and sent careening into a tree! Rune emerges wobbly on her feet, but at least... the fight seems to be over, as the kitten is struck down. Runealy does not celebrate; defeating a giant kitten does not seem like something to take satisfaction in, even if it may have been important.

Then... the new girl threatens them. Runealy's first response is to take aim at her, ready for this fight to continue. Yet she hears Nanoha's commands to Raising Heart. They give her pause. 'Without hurting that girl'... that is a very specific priority to have. It must be an important one, Rune thinks. She doesn't want to give up these Jewel Seeds, whatever they are, so easily, but this situation is one where she simply does not know enough to make a good decision on how to proceed.

...So she opts for neutrality. "Let's back off for now!" A call to Gao and Hino. "We'll figure out what's going on before we do something... it might be that if we act now, it would turn out to be something we can never take back." And so out of an abundance of caution, Runealy takes no side in the scramble for the Jewel Seed, no side in the clash between Nanoha's and Fate's intentions.
Gaofele Doiru 2015-06-16 03:08:28 2250
Guardian Gao takes a step back from the twintailed axe-staff wielder, raising his hands slightly to indicate that he's not here to pick a fight. The kitten is back to normal, and he does /not/ want to cause a fight around it.

Then the expert says something about sealing, and magic is summoned. While the call for not hurting the other girl is noted, /the kitten is still in the middle of everything/. Gao bites back a curse, then drops to a crouch as he resummons his quarterstaff.

There's a flash of magic as he summons a near-horizontal burst of plants, and the forester Knight launches forward in a diving slide, skidding across the ground towards the kitten with his hands extended. He's taking a lot of scrapes, but hopefully he can protect the kitten from any errant blasts.
Hinote Kagari 2015-06-16 03:13:36 2252
Hinote Kagari watches as the cat begins to shrink, and he takes a deep breath...... something about a seed now. He keeps his sword raised as the jewel hovers there, he blinks a bit, being close and steps a few steps closer when---some strange blonde girl makes a threating stance. He raises his sword defensively, and begins to speak to the strange girl. "If you th-----"

Then the Princess calls for a back off. He frowns, his sword doesn't get put away-but it DOES stop being on fire as he backs off back to Princess Runealy's postion- while Gao makes a move to save the poor kitten. He keeps his major thoughts to himself for now.

"So we're just staying out of this, now?" he asks, as an aside to her. He frowns just a little, as his sword points downwards to a less threating position.
Fate T. Waldia 2015-06-16 03:25:04 2254
    The kitten is now a non-issue, perfectly open for Hinote to rescue, though in quite the precarious position between the blonde, magical quartet standing opposed to her, and the Jewel Seed right above it. But it would seem that, even with intent to seal the Jewel Seed without hurting her, she takes this move as hostile.

    A whisper of "Fire." And the golden orbs orbiting her suddenly lance forward with a gunshot crack, one each for the princess and her two nights.

    Though Nanoha's fire hails down upon the Lost Logia, effectively sealing it, the girl isn't standing there anymore. That speed is just inhuman as she moves like a blur, the axe in her hand buzzing again.

    [SCYTHE FORM.]

    The attack is swift, those vivid, profoundly deep, eyes can be seen as brief flash in Nanoha's periphery. With a SNAK-hiss the axe in her hand shifts, a gleaming blade of golden light forming as she brings it down in a swift stroke. This will apparently be the only warning Nanoha gets tonight. Just a simple, quiet, musing.

    "Don't make me hurt you."
Nanoha Takamachi 2015-06-16 03:27:54 2255
Raisng Heart chimes up, speaking once more.

"Sealing Complete."

Steam hisses out of Raising Heart as Nanoha stands down, grateful that she didn't hurt the other girl. It seems, however, that the other girl wants to hurt /her/. As Fate blurs, it's only Nanoha's great talent that saves her from being cut in two. Her free hand shoots up, a four layer shield spinging to life, the scythe punching through three.

Nanoha grunts with the effort, her big, caring blue eyes locking with Fate's sad ones. The empathy is blatant on her face.

"Can't we talk instead of fight?"

She's still pouring the magic into the shield so she doesn't die.
Runealy Waldia 2015-06-16 03:30:57 2256
Runealy's heart sinks as she sees where Gao is going, and realizes why: That's so like him, she thinks - and it's a wonderful thing, a thing she had forgotten in the heat of the moment... downed kitten in the middle of where the fight would erupt, if they pressed this.

Hino joins her, and she confirms her stance. "Yes. I /want/ that Jewel Seed! It might be just what we need." And she's choosing to walk away from it for now. Bringing her world a day closer to death by not seizing an opportunity. The Princess' teeth grit as she kicks the ground and sends up a small clump of dirt and grass. "But we don't know enough... if we jump in on either side, or even against both of them, will we end up causing something really awful? I just don't know. So... yes. Yes, we're... ah!?"

She's interrupted by Fate opening fire. Orbs fly, and she starts to leap aside! Just a tiny moment too late; it isn't a direct hit, but it connects with her left arm and sends her spinning and tumbling to the ground with a hurt cry.

Fate threatens them again. Runealy picks herself up and reiterates, loud enough for everyone to hear as she shouts with narrowed eyes and anger in her voice: "We're done here! Let him retrieve the kitten," a gesture to Gao, as she picks herself up, "And then we're leaving! Otherwise, we outnumber you! Leave us alone!"

She does however take note of Nanoha's words... they provide important context as to at least some of the motives in play in this mess. Runealy makes a promise to herself to find the girl in the white dress some time after this, and to get answers. To get them from someone who is calling for mercy and diplomacy... goals that have quickly elevated her in the Princess' esteem.
Gaofele Doiru 2015-06-16 03:37:43 2258
Guardian Gao can't dodge out of the way of the orb, even if he wanted to. He yelps as it slams into him, but he's still able to scoop up the kitten and curl up into a ball, tumbling to a stop. The kitten, startled by the sudden and rough treatment, yowls and scratches, but the forester Knight keeps ahold of the little fluffball.

"There, there, it's going to be alright," he says soothingly to the kitten, cradling her with one arm and petting her with a finger. His other hand grasps his viney quarterstaff, holding it in a defensive position. If another attack heads his direction, he'll put up a Forest Wall; until then, he simply watches the standoff and comforts the kitten.
Hinote Kagari 2015-06-16 03:39:23 2259
Hinote Kagari eyes go wide. "Watch out!" he calls out as he raises his sword again, trying to use it as a brace, he also makes an attempt to get into Runealy's path, trying to take on both hits if it's at all possible for him to accomplish that-- getting hit with orbs of energy isn't something he wants to see the Princess take right now. But he falls short, and he curses under his breath heavily.

The orb aimed for him clashes against his armor, and he winces under the hit, but right now- he wants to help Runealy up to her feet, and make sure she's okay. Gao can take care of the cat. Hopefully, the cat is okay, too!

"Princess! Are you alright!?" he asks in worry, as she spouts the ultimatium at the other.
Fate T. Waldia 2015-06-16 03:54:35 2261
    A few mewls and the very scared, confused, kitten is trying to crawl into Gao's clothes and hide.
    Fate has been very reasonable in all this. She has given her one warning, and now that the Jewel Seed is sealed there's really only one course of action.

    Talking it out is not that agenda.

    For what seems like an eternity, red eyes meet blue, as the electric scythe crackles and seeks to penetrate that last layer of shielding. Fate lifts her left hand, pointing it out.

    "Stay away from the Jewel Seeds."

    [Thunder Bullet.] Her Device pings, a sudden bolt of gold erupting from her hand.

    And then she's on the move again, jetting at that breakneck speed for the Jewel Seed. No she's not going to stop the others from rescuing the kitten. And clearly she would not enjoy fighting four to one as she taps her Device to the Jewel Seed with a ping, the brilliant and sealed gem disappearing in the topaz stone atop the black axe.

    [INTERNALIZE NUMBER XII.]
Nanoha Takamachi 2015-06-16 03:58:17 2262
Nanoha meets the other girl's eyes without flinching, only compassion and worry in her bright blue eyes. As she is warned, she shakes her head. "I can't do that," she says.

As the blonde takes off at the sealed Logia, Nanoha drops the shield and races after. She's not fast enough. She comes to a halt, floating and looking at the girl's back.

"What's your name? I want to help you, but the Jewel Seeds are dangerous and need to be disposed of properly. /Please/."
Runealy Waldia 2015-06-16 04:03:15 2263
"Been better," Runealy admits to Hino as she hisses through the lingering pain. "My arm's not moving quite right." It seems neither of the other mages are fighting them anymore, however, so that's a step in the right direction. "...You did great, Hino. You and Gao both. Sorry about this, I know we should be making a move for the Jewel Seed," it represents a potential power source, something to be acquired and studied to see if it can help replenish their world's Barrier, "...but..."

But her thoughts are a jumbled mess right now. Head lowered, anger fades as she speaks flatly: "We'll figure the rest of this out later." Then she turns and begins walking away from the area.
Hinote Kagari 2015-06-16 04:07:17 2264
Guardian Hino doesn't feel like chasing blonde hair girls who move faster than he can run right now. This whole mess has been upsetting to him. He frowns. He looks at Runealy, and frowns even more. He's supposed to be helping to protect her! This isn't protecting anything! He takes a deep breath through his teeth. "Yes, Princess. Let's just...get you out of here for now..." he says as he begins to help lead Runealy out, hoping Gao follows along.

With the kitty!
Gaofele Doiru 2015-06-16 04:09:30 2265
Guardian Gao carefully stands up, encouraging the kitten to sit in the hood of his cloak instead of burrowing elsewhere. It takes some circling to join back up with Rune and Hinote, and it's slow going due to walking sideways -- the better to keep an eye on the two Jewel Seed hunters -- but he does get there without any further trouble.

As the Waldians depart, Gao follows as rear guard, keeping an eye on the site of the fight. If the ones still there wish to follow, it wouldn't be hard to spot him, but he is leaving as well.
Fate T. Waldia 2015-06-16 04:13:02 2266
    The kitten, now safely esconced within Gao's hood, will not be coming out until she feels good and safe. Wether the Waldian Heroes Three wish to keep her or not after that is up to them. Nevertheless, the blonde was about to dart off when she pauses, glancing coldly over one slender shoulder.

    "I won't tell you again. Stay away from the Jewel Seeds. I might have to hurt you next time." There's a hesitance there. As if she doesn't want to do such a thing but would be permitted no other option, as she weighs on wether or not to reply further.

    "... Fate Testarossa."

    And then she's gone; darting through the trees and out of the Barrier.
Nanoha Takamachi 2015-06-16 04:13:58 2267
"Fate...." She says as the other girl leaves with the prize.

Nanoha stares after Fate for a long moment before she too departs, the barrier falling away and life resuming as normal in the park.

She has a lot to think about.