Now armed the kitsune smirked as the bald man in front just regained his balance. He growled at her, and lunged forwards for a strike. Narumi quickly parried his blow, and the next, and the next before ducking underneath his swing and tripping him! He fell on his back just as the carriage hit a large bump! Narumi fell to her knees, but managed to grip a crate in time. The other man, not so lucky! The impact caused him to roll right off! He fell onto the rock path and rolled several times in the dust, only NARROWLY avoiding getting run over by his friends. The 2nd bandit, now with a bloody nose had also managed to grab hold of something to keep him from falling. Narumi grimaced but wasted no time getting to her feet and rushing forwards! He blocked her overhead slash just as she predicted, and then let out a powerful magic infused kick straight into his chest! He went tumbling backwards until he rolled right off the cart! Smirking at her skills, Naru looked back to the wagon behind... That's when she noticed something odd. The men were frantically all grabbing the reigns of the pig beast and pulling them back. That's when she looked forward to see the cliff edge. Her cart was heading right for it. She knew there was no time to stop her horse, so she quickly turned and sprinted towards the end of her wagon, leaping through the air off of it! She rolled right onto the wagon of bandits, but it seemed they weren't having much better luck. All of them stared forwards in horror just as Narumi's horse turned the corner, detatching itself from the wagon as it tumbled over the edge! Their's was next! They all yelled as the pig beasts ran right over the edge, the wagon falling through the air into the forests below!
Her ears flicked back to life, as her droopy eyelids started to flutter open again. Her golden gaze was hazy, but she could see that they were now inside the forest near the bottom of the canyon. All around Narumi wreckage from the two carts were strewn. The pig beasts were on their sides, surprisingly still breathing, but most certainly out of it. The bandits also lied all across the forest floor, most were knocked completely out. Narumi finally found the strength to lift herself up, and much to her surprise, she was unharmed! Guess she must've been built as tough as nails! She shook her head and slowly got back to her feet. Now her only goal was to fade into the forest without the bandits knowing. She'd begin to walk slowly, her tail hanging low, heading for the treeline... But that's when something strange happened... Her head suddenly throbbed with pain! She grunted and fell to one knee, holding it. What was this sensation? It wasn't some sort of head wound from the crash was it? However, her thoughts were split with sudden pain, and her vision flashed! She saw something.. Images? for very brief moments, her mind flashed in between the real world.. And a completely different one. Where there was living trees and green grass.. They were briefly replaced by dead ones and mud... The blue sky turned from blue to black constantly and that's when she saw it... Ahead of her in the woods. The vision showed her... A beast of shadow.. Surrounded by fire. And a blood curdling howl! Narumi screamed and held her head! What was this!? What was happening to her?! The world constantly shifted in and out between the forest... and a Hellscape! She sweated intensely as her ears and tail drooped far too low. Her golden gaze wide with fear... And it wasn't long until her little incident attracted attention.
A man, one of the bandits, came lumbering around the corner of the destroyed wagon. His face filled with rage. He saw the kitsune. "Y- You! You'll pay for this! You'll burn!" He yelled. Narumi was barely able to register the man's presence.. She turned her head towards him, her face filled with fear as the man also distorted between a regular human.. And a black abomination. The bandit lifted a hand and screamed. "FIRE PULSE!" And with that, his hand exploded in red hot fire... All of it rushing straight towards her.. What could she do, but stare in terror?