Narrowed magenta eyes stared at the paw as it came closer, time moving like a series of slides for her. Thoughts and ideas churned as she waited until the last second, allowing the beast to believe it might’ve hit pay dirt for a moment. Alas, a moment was all she could spare as yet again another arrow formed of the shards and slammed into the same spot. As cracks formed the thing let loose another enraged roar, satisfying the ancestor possessing the mage. ’If I keep striking the same spot things shouldn’t go too horribly.’
Entertained as she’d bypassed the barrier issue and the thing seemed to have a time of it merely keeping up with her teleporting she’d taken her attention away from the back half…
…and promptly cursed as the tail lashed out in a flash.
Red rivulets slid down the side of her face, one of them uncomfortably close to her left eye and causing it to squint even as she peered angrily at the thing. How dare
it harm her! Despite respect she bore towards the thing for being feline – honestly, a great choice by the people who’d designed this place – Kasmeer wouldn’t show it any mercy now, managing to avoid another sand-laden paw without anything getting crushed. Bruises would no doubt lace her descendant’s left arm, this thing seemingly aiming for a side since it couldn’t quite fully catch her, but nothing she figured Mao couldn’t handle.”I’m not good at playing nice,”
she muttered, glaring as some of the shards were inevitably sucked into the supersized guardian, ”but I can say with all honesty that any mercy I once considered has broken. I might’ve let you go but…now…I guess it’s a matter of how you want to die.”
More than anything the fact that it’d force her to stoop to – dare she admit it – request
a canine’s powers was the highest insult she could think of at the moment. It wasn’t that she was racist or speciest per say, but a lot of the dogs she’d dealt with back in her true living days before her Schrodinger ones hadn’t been exactly pleasant.”Very well feline,”
she could feel that grinning maw of fangs, ”borrow my powers as you see fit. Just let me have a taste of it before you’re done with your toy.””Fine mutt, a small price to pay.”
Feeling a bit of pay dirt herself the woman grinned, the action showing through on Mao’s face as she swirled the swarm of shards around the beast’s face, causing large clumps to knock its large noggin side-to-side. The vacuuming was starting to slow, the thing perhaps filled. ’Not much longer, I suppose I better make my decision fast then…’”Better make sure you and the ice woman aren’t in the way chief,”
she called out to Niyol, ”I haven’t the time to worry about you both right now.”
Yes, that decision sounded much better, the woman grinning almost with feral delight as she borrowed power from Sorrow, forcing both their power to temporarily override the control factor’s to fully utilize her abilities. The whole body of the thing shuddered violently, sand stuttering out of its mouth before going through with the sand blast attack, failing to notice its primary target had already disappeared from view.
Before the slowed pool of lava sat a large, magical power orb – though missing a noticeably large bite out of it, yet still functional – and atop it stood a very pleased looking Mao. Arms crossed, she smirked as the thing sputtered out its last bit of grainy spray before turning to her as the realization of how heavy its body was starting to feel set in, ”You should’ve learned from your leopard friends…I really like getting to the heart of the matter.”
It started turning as if to try and take back the orb, but she wouldn’t allow it, not at this point as the woman jumped down and gave the thing a hefty kick with a mighty cry. Through ice-encrusted lava it rolled until it hit fiery earth, flames flaring up as the thing sunk faster and faster to the bottom of the pit. It would be but a matter of moments before the guardian’s body began to break: she could already hear the musical of growing cracks now.