Riia tilted her head back and forth as she tried to understand what Renji was saying. There was a difference between a trap and a defensive mechanism...? Shrugging, the girl said, "Sometimes people forget things!" It was a simple enough explanation, plus, the fairy found it to be true. No matter how important some things were, people could not always go back for them, due to circumstances such as, um... being trapped or stuff in a different country, etc. After not interacting with a memory or bringing it up again, certain thoughts often fell by the wayside.
She shrugged to herself as she followed them through the dark tunnels, not minding the dark at all. However, as they got further into the ruins, and the walls felt like they were almost closing in, with the corridors becoming narrower and narrower, the fairy began to feel uncomfortable. Darkness was one thing, but tight, enclosed spaces were... a whole other ordeal. Guy suddenly lit a torch, much to her relief and dismay; it showed off how close together the walls were but also illuminated the way. Hmm, take the torch and lead? It seemed as though he were gazing at Renji, so Riia shrugged and said nothing as her partner grabbed the flaming torch. "Another set of death tiles... let's hope not, in case you die," the fairy agreed as she trailed along behind them.
It felt as though they had been walking for a while, with Riia just subconsciously following the light of Renji's torch. However, after quite a bit of time, she finally realized that... Renji was gone! And so was their client, Guy Stratus. Anxiously, she peered behind herself, over her shoulder, only to realize that it was pitch black over there. Glancing up ahead showed that there was the same guiding light as before, moving ever so far away, and the fairy shuddered. Just what exactly had she been following? The girl took a pause, trying to make sense of the situation in her head. At some point, the corridors must have branched off or something, but wouldn't she have noticed it? Shaking her head in disappointment at her own lack of observational skills at that moment, Riia straightened up before continuing forwards, tentatively. While she wanted to shout out in case one or both of her companions were within range to hear, the girl definitely was not interested in attracting any enemies to her side.
Unfortunately, it seemed like they were honed in on her location nonetheless. Within a few minutes of walking on, she was suddenly ambushed by strange creatures who she couldn't quite see clearly. She could sense them, though- sense them as they lunged towards her, sense them as a set of weird, stringy vines wrapped around her ankles, sense them as a solid fist or block of stone or heavy wood or some other material smashed into her side as it melted out of the wall. Even having been hit straight on by Guy several minutes prior, Riia was rather unprepared for this attack, since she had had no visual indicator of it coming. For that reason, all the breath went out of her instantly, before her eyes flared up bright blue with annoyance. Wrenching her legs away from the grasping vines, she suddenly pulled all of the shadows out of the room using demonic magic, until the space was bright, bleached into lightness. Targeting the golems that she saw, she let out a pulse of energy that shattered the nearest one into two. The others, she let flow a shimmery mist of cotton candy floss, a net that ensnared them and pinned them onto the wall.
Ruffling her hair and wincing as her fingers caught on some newly formed tangles, Riia continued down the hallway. She was getting a little bit sick of being inside of this set of ruins, as exciting as it was. The combination of claustrophobia and getting jumped made for a rather unpleasant experience. Luckily, as she strode up the corridor, seemingly magically she caught sight of Guy and Renji again. It was as though they had simply melted out of thin air, and she wasn't even sure if they had been separated in the first place. "Hey, wait up a second!" She ran forward to try to catch up with them, unwilling to be separated again from trailing too far at the rear. "Wait, what's that?" Riia pointed ahead of the group, where there was a stone door with a strange figure's head carved into it. Covered in vines, it looked ancient and unmovable.
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