Grog's ax tore through the last of the undead's torso just as Arnie's turn undead prayer finished off the rest at the back of the hall. Both men were exhausted and bore the scars of the hard fought battle as they dropped to the marble floor to rest.
“That took longer then expected,” Arnie says exhausted as he fall back onto the floor,”another hour wasted.”
“Relax you still got another 13,” Grog adds confidently as he lumbers over to his friend and drops down next to him.
“Yeah but we haven't even scouted out this place let alone made our way back to the Orcs and cleaned them out yet.”
“We'll manage, don't you worry. Besides we can just pick back up tomorrow or whenever. How long is your appointment?”
“Couple hours probably, but this next week is going to be crazy. If we cant finish this I'm not really sure when I'll be on next.”
“Yeah well try and make it on for at least an hour I can't see fin
“Come on boys time for some act...” the Orc was cut off as an arrow pierced his neck and he dropped to the side with a death gurgle Grog closing the distance quickly as he brought down his ax on another Orc warrior as Arnie appeared from behind to plunge his tonto deep into it's chest to finish the job before vanishing.
“Yeah I think stealth is out of the picture.”
Armand Archer> You think? That only like the 3rd wave of...
The crackle of thunder cut Arnie off as it narrowly missed him and the two quickly turned to face the mage firing down on them from a high sub cavern.
“How the hell are we supposed to get up there!” Grog growled as he ducked behind some rocks.
“You can't win little Orc, we have you surround...arrrrg!”
And then the mage was cut short as a tonto pierced his chest and he fell from his perch and into the cavern below Grog and Arnie, however before Arnie could vanish an arrow pierced his shoulder forcing a cr
â€œShouldn't you be getting ready for Nyoko?â€ Kat wonders as she notes Nicole sitting at her desk in the living room in a loose blouse, skirt, and some socks, â€œShe's going to be over in a couple hours.â€
â€œI am getting ready.â€
â€œOh?â€ Kat purred as she leaned on Nicole's shoulder and peered at the screen, â€œbecause it looks like to me your getting ready to play some WoS.â€
Kat spins her around to glare at Nicole annoyed, â€œLook I know it's fun but aren't you...â€
Nicole brushes her arms away and sighs, rubbing the bridge of her nose, â€œLook Nyoko and Lucy are not going to be like any of you. They have training, they can do things with their powers you guys can't even dream of. And in the mindscape this is going to mean they can put up a much
“Feeling any better mate?”
Nicole purred as she laid back in her bed munching on some pretzels, “I've been able to get up and about, even some minor changes but I just can't muster up the strength for anything more complicated then appearing human so the Paparazzi don't figure anything out before we are ready to go public.”
“That's terrible! We you just work hard on recovering, your very important to our plans.”
Nicole tail and ears poking out and folding down as she whimpers, Ryan looking over with mild concern at this development.
“I'm sorry master,” Nicole whimpers, “I knew master would be disappointed. That is why I've been so hesitant to talk to you...am I no longer your good girl?”
Tony laughs, “No Ichigo is always my good girl,” his voice dropping soft a moment, “I'm the one being bad.” before returning to normal, “Well at least your out and about. How about I swing by later
Throwing open the blinds Sarah immediately regrets it as the flash of a paparazzi's camera blinds her. Nicole quickly closing it as she comes up behind her in a large t-shirt and simple skirt, “You get used to it.”
“Why don't you just move out?”
Nicole laughs, “And go where, they'll find my new place you think a celebrity, even D list can buy a house without these vultures tracking the paper work.
Sarah looks thoughtful, stroking her chin, “Hummmm.”
Nicole raises a brow, “What are you thinking.”
“Well you know you could move in with Ryan and me, just put on a different face or turn into a cat or something and slip out.”
“I wouldn’t dream of imposing.”
“No hear me out. You said you wanted to get out of the movie biz right, go back to school and become a doctor right?”
Nicole nods solemnly, “I want to do some real good with my powers, it the big reason I started to train N
“You always were a bit impulsive Nikki.”
“I just wasn't thinking.”
“You've been doing a lot of that lately,” Sarah chuckled as supported Nicole as they stumbled out of the woods to her waiting car.
“Don't remind me,” she smiled weakly as she leaned against the door and Sarah moved around to the other side, pauses as her eyes were drawn to her cell phone on the seat.
“It's Tony, He'll get suspicious if I don't return his message, what should I do? You're in no condition for a show down.”
“I know that,” Nicole sighs as she slips into the passenger side, slumping back into the chair. “Just get me home to rest.”
Sarah nods taking out the phone as she makes the call.
“I found her...Master,” Sarah forced a laugh as she buckled them both in, “guess she worked herself to hard, wound up sleep walking but she's fine now.”
%That's great. I'll swing by our place later an