Soul gets up, wiping blood away from his face. He lowers his head. "I have been told numerous times...that I must find my own path. But I don't know how. How can someone who is a walking plague find their own path? Wherever I go...its always death. All of my loved ones have died. Because I was around them." The claws slip out of his grip and clank against the cement.
Xoe hugs Kagetora even tighter, feeling the threat of tears burn her eyes. She continues. "I don't know how I'm supposed to act or what I'm supposed to do. I've never been in a real relationship. I've never had someone ask for my hand in marriage. I've never loved someone as much as you. I'm confused. I'm worried. And I'm not going to lie. But more than anything I'm terrified."
"There are only about five or so..." Xoe says, swallowing her tears and sighing. "And I said real relationship. Those were all...those couldn't be considered anything but filth." She hisses at remembering how they were towards her. But, just like with her last one, she dealt with them all in her own way.
Soul's eyes widen as he looks up at Conner. "A Reaper?" And he nods. He liked the sound of that...
"Nice." Nikita smirks.
"Yea, i am from the ryuugami bloodline i can recognize that in you, i was told stories of Gale a man said to be more viscious then the dragons of myth with his firey red hair and attacks that could cleave through someone like claws." he says. "Then there was Agito a man who seems to have divine authority capable of capturing the most powerful hearts of men but he was also ruthless inhuman and attempted to kill his own child..this man may be a king but he is also a demon" he says
"Kagetora told me when he was names the crow it was because of his skill with projectiles and his movement was as if he was in flight but he has a darkness in him an anger which lead to him killing many making him an emissary of death...a crow" he says
Soul couldn't help but smile, and he picks his claws back up. He clashes them together, creating sparks. "Alright then. The Reaper it is." He laughs, actually laughs, for the first time in years. He throws the claws to Conner. "Keep them." He nods, and places his staff on his back. Sliding his finger along the staff, a scythe's blade suddenly pops out. Not even a second after the blade pops out, Soul vanishes.
Nikita looks at Conner. "Good job. You're taking down the enemy pretty quickly. But I'm not sure if you're ready for Agito yet..." She frowns, folding her arms over her chest.
"Hey Kagetora..." Xoe whispers in his ear. "Can I tell you something? It's pretty important."
(Hahahahahahaha XD ...can't spell the first thing though...it's like Drrrr or something XD)
Xoe bursts out into laughter. "It was the only thing good on that night!" She then gives him a quick kiss before hugging him again. "I can never thank you enough for being with me." She smiles, relaxing. Her worries and fears had all been blown away.
"Come on. Don't say that." Xoe snickers. "Or you'll start another competition." She gives him another kiss. "See. For every thanks I shall give a kiss. By the end of tonight. You shall have a million!" She laughs.
Nikita shrugs, smiling slightly. "I wouldn't say that."
"Look at you smile. You really need to do that more often." Xoe snickers. And she continues with her thank you kisses. Xoe then gives Kagetora a slower and more loving kiss, instead of a quick one. After a while she pulls away. "Sorry." She apologizes under her breath.
"Sleep sounds good." Xoe laughs, poking his forehead with one finger and knocking him onto his back. She lays on him and closes her eyes. "You're more comfortable than the ground. Throw me off if you want but I'll just crawl right back." She laughs.
Agito is staring at the darkening clouds. "They're dropping...all of my top men." He snarls. "I suppose I'll have to step up to the game. And have some fun." He smirks.
Kagetora wakes up caged..."WHAT THE HELL" he says struggling...he sighs as he looks and see's that it is the Ryuugami clan
(Roan) "Think we wouldn't find you tempest crow...and you were with the goddess two assassin traitors" he says
Xoe is in the cage beside Kagetora. She is wearing a kimono, one that her father had gotten her years ago to wear when she got older. It was beautiful, but she absolutely hated it. She had even tried to burn it when she was ten. But that never happened. Her hands are tied behind her back with chains, and her ankles are locked together.
"My mom-." Xoe is cut off by a man who smacks her cage with a large hand.
"Your mom was the one who gave the orders. You killed her husband, forced her into head seat, and then proceeded to take down the Ryuugami Clan. Tsuru Ryuugami is no longer." The man says, unsheathing a blade.
"She...tricked me." Xoe's eyes widen. A figure steps out of the shadows. Her mother. Despite her age, she is quite the sight. A smile is on her face, and she laughs.
"Oh Tsuru. You've served me well." She hisses between pearls for teeth.
"Do whatever you want to me. Just let Kagetora go!" Xoe shouts.
The man looks over at Kagetora as he reaches inside of Xoe's cage and gropes her. Xoe closes her eyes as he suddenly clutches onto the back of her head and slams her face into the metal flooring. She groans, the world blurred red.
"Gio, that's enough. We don't want to ruin what we have planned later." her mother says. Gio does as he is told and backs off.
Xoe sits up and spits out blood. She shakes her head, knocking her vision back into place. Her mother steps up to the cage, kneeling before it. "My daughter. What happened to you? You were such a good child. You always listened to your father. That monster...but then you stopped and became this. I couldn't kill him, though. I couldn't bring myself to it. But I knew you could. What a good girl you can be." She goes to stroke her daughter's hair, but Xoe bites her hand.
"And then you go and say yes to marriage. I thought I had made poor choices in my life. I thought you would learn from them!" her mother, Unzari, screams in anger. She slaps her daughter's cheek, causing Xoe to slam against the side of the cage. Xoe lays there for a moment, having been knocked unconscious. She then sits back up, her face nearly soaked in her own blood.
"I didn't make...a mistake." Xoe snorts. "I made the best decision of my life." She looks over at Kagetora, giving him a painful smile.
"Shut up!" Unzari snarls, slapping Xoe again. This time, Xoe remains down.
Unzari looks at Gio, and he leaves. She follows behind him, slamming the sliding door shut.
conner and nikita are ambushed and drugged ...conner comes to and wakes up before Agito..."ha didn't think you'd find us so soon..i see you had help" he says looking across the room seeing a obviously tortured chun li...and knocked out katsuma
kagetora looks a xoe .."wake up please wake up" he cries
Agito chuckles, his knuckles bloodied. He was hiding Nikita behind him and away from Conner's view, the reason for the blood on his hands...his daughter's blood. "I have my ways." Agito chuckles.
Xoe lets out a small choking sound. She stays down, but the eye that hadn't been damaged opens. She coughs out more blood than she would have liked, but she could finally breathe. And she takes in a deep breath.
"She's being dealt with." Agito laughs. "But you're becoming just as much of a bother." He picks Conner up and throws him. Then he pulls out multiple blades, making his way towards Conner with his famous grin and glowing eyes. But he suddenly stops, and looks down. A blade runs through his chest. Behind him, is Nikita, her arm damaged the most.
"No more dad." Nikita whispers. "Please. That's enough..."
He smiles weakly, tilting his head back as blood runs down his lips. "Playing it dead...oldest trick there is." He then lets out a quiet breath. "Alright." He closes his eyes, dropping to his knees as Nikita releases the blade. Nikita falls beside him, grasping her side.
"K-Kagetora. I-I can't see. I can't see." She says, partially calm but panic was lining her words. The eye that was open was a dull blue, while her other eye was still sealed shut from the beating.