Seeing a flash of blue in front of her, Cierra would up her pace a little and follow it, emerging from the edge of the forest and finding herself coming out into a large clearing with some strange markings all over the stony ground. They were unusual looking and the pink haired mage tilted her head to the side as she looked at them. In the centre of the clearing stood the girl, a beaming smile on her face, panting slightly from the chase. With a giggle, the dual slayer would approach and pull the girl into her arms but just as she was about to go a little further, there would be a sudden burst of magical energy in the area around them, causing the blue haired girl to laugh as well, a devious look crossing her features.
A demonic hand would suddenly erupt from the area below them and grasp the slayer, resulting in her quickly becoming hostile and starting to lash out with her hands and feet, struggling with all her might as the hand began to squeeze. As she fought with the massive limb, her gaze would briefly turn towards the marking and couldn’t help but notice the fact that they were all now glowing, causing her paranoia to blossom in a moment. She’d been deceived and before she could utter a word to her blue haired friend, the demonic hand would suddenly pull her downwards and through the ground, disappearing into the darkness.
The descent was so swift that she couldn’t really get her bearings at all as to what she was seeing all around her. Glimpses of fire and ash, people being tortured and maimed, as well as beings that couldn’t possibly be human. Just what was this place and who was trying to abduct her? These questions were at the forefront of her mind and after a while, she stopped trying to fight off the hand and simply let it pull her, becoming more curious about the situation. Perhaps this was just another of mum’s tests for her to pass? Another foe for her to defeat and victory be earned. It was a possibility and that thought caused her heart to race. She was always looking for the chance to prove herself and this could be just what she needed.
Eventually, the hand would reach its destination as it hit solid ground, disappearing into nothing and leaving Cierra in what seemed to be the middle of a battlefield. There were strange beings everywhere and she didn’t need to think for longer than a moment to know what they were, demons from another realm. They looked like something you’d see out of a monster guide and certainly lived up to the name demon. Most of them were absolutely hideous but as she watched what was going on around her, two figures approached and hideous was the last word that she’d use to describe them.
In fact, one of them was all too familiar to Cierra, given that she’d just spent the last hour chasing her around. Her new blue haired friend.
“I’m sorry for the deception but I really need your help,” she said with a grin, “My name’s Misaki and we’ve got a bit of a problem down here, you see. We are at a bit of an impasse. Both me and Masaki here want to lead these demon’s into the future but our armies are so evenly matched that we can’t get anywhere. We need someone to tip the scales and that’s why you;re here. I’m sure you’ll pick my side though as I know that you’ll agree with my methods. I want us to use fear and anger in order to force the people of Earthland to trade with us while Masaki wants to be a pussy and take the friendly approach.”
“I’m not a pussy!” Masaki snapped, a red haired girl who besides the colour of her locks and eyes, looked very similar to Misaki, “I just believe that we’d be better off if we stopped acting like mindless savages and started acting properly. We don’t need to be monsters in order to get the respect from humans, we just have to talk to them like adults and then we’ll be able to trade with them. Team up with me, mage and we can make a change for the good of everyone.”
“Yeah right,” Misaki quipped, “My friend here doesn’t give a shit about being good, she’s a sex obsessed lesbian who’s been chasing me around for the last hour. Like she’d ever team up with…”
“I expect something in return,” Cierra cut in at that point, not at all interested in Masaki’s philosophy and looking directly at Misaki, “I don’t do anything for free and you owe me already, bluebird. You’re right, I really couldn’t care less about peaceful trades so I’ll help you guys out but only if we get to finish what we started later.”
Misaki started to giggle at that point, “Oh, I’m sure we can work something out. Just find me after the battle, OK?”
“Savages,” Masaki huffed, before walking away in order to instruct her troops.
“You have a deal then, Misaki,” Cierra answered with a grin, “Let’s do this.”
Chuckling, the pair would then walk off together in order to prepare for the battle.