Tad was only a little sweaty from their late afternoon jog through the cursed forest. Luckily, they encountered nothing nearly as scary as by the cabin, so there had been some time to recuperate their magic power while they jogged. Tad was still terribly uncertain of what to expect from the city they were heading towards, his mind still reeling from the zombie that he'd blown a hole through only to have it still nearly take a bite out of his neck. Luckily, Sojiro had been there to help him out. If a decently ranked mage like himself could fall prey to these things... what were citizens supposed to do?
The town finally came into view and it definitely didn't look like the bustling town it was supposed to be. Even though it wasn't a full blown city, you'd still expect some sounds and see people coming and going, but instead, the town looked like it had been attacked by some sort of army. From their vantage point, the town looked like nothing more than a ghost town.
"There has to be someone left, they can't all be dead."
Tad glanced at Sojiro quickly, before turning back to the footings in front of them as the two continued moving towards the town. It had been a bit of an instinctual response to Sojiro's comment. He'd glanced to see if he was trying to convince Tad or himself, but came to the realization before he'd even seen Sojiro's face that he wasn't the type of man to need convincing to do the right thing: he was a hero at heart after all. Tad, however, wasn't nearly as heroic and didn't want to lie to his teammate. Tad was much more a glass half empty sort and if the town's walls and dilapidated buildings were any indication, he feared there was no one worth saving. For that reason, Tad didn't respond at all; instead, he continued into the town with Sojiro.
The building near the entrance clearly had something inside, the sounds coming from there made that clear to both mages. Tad, ever the skeptic, flowed lightning into both of his hands, ready to defend himself if the need arose.
"Ok, Hero, back me up?" Fearing the worst, Tad's body began to be covered in white lightning, forming an armor around himself. His hope was that if a zombie were to jump out and get a hold of him, the lightning armor would slow it down enough for Tad to get a head shot in to down the creature. On one hand, he hoped that Sojiro was right and there would just be some children wailing in there. He moved in front of Sojiro, his speed also boosted from the effects of the lightning armor spell that he'd cast. Tad's right foot went forward with force, kicking the door in. Right there in front of Tad's face was a light purple energy that seemed to be totally unrestrained by the walls. Tad backed up a couple steps, careful not to run into Sojiro and shock him and the creature began moving towards the two mages.
It's body was quite big, but it traveled through the walls as if they didn't exist. Tad's hands instinctively went into a 'finger pistol' position as he leapt to his right, avoiding the Frightful Spirit's over sized fist coming at him. He turned and aimed at the creature's head, letting off two identical bolts of white lightning. Both bolts traveled through the energy somewhat before seemingly hitting something. The energy of the spirit flickered a couple times before dissipating altogether.
Tad stood, the lightning armor and lightning in his palms still present as he spoke "That was different." Tad wasn't sure what to say, but also didn't want to squash Sojiro's hope to find survivors... it was the only hope the two mages had left at this point.