Sunday, June 7, 2015

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If they wanted someone to be afraid of them, they’d come to the wrong place. By now, he was more than accustomed to being outmatched in a fight, and these assholes hadn’t even proved themselves yet as anyone he should be afraid of. For the moment, however, it was probably better if they held onto that confidence of theirs, so Hector made his arms tremble.

One of them started laughing. “Look, he’s shaking!”

Someone else joined in. “He’s too scared to move! Aha! This is what happens when you get famous too early, little boy!”

“That’s right! You made an awfully big splash over in Bumblefuck, Nowhere. Mighta been fine if you’da killed all your enemies, but ya didn’t, did ya? And now it’s about to bite you on the ass, ‘cuz we all know how weak you are.”

“Life lessons for the dead boy.”

These dumb fuckers are in for a rude surprise,’ said Garovel. ‘Don’t hold back. They’re definitely Abolish.

Hector had gotten that impression as well, though he hadn’t been as sure as Garovel sounded. In different circumstances, he might’ve asked what made Garovel so certain, but here and now, he was content to just trust his reaper’s word and concentrate on the matter at hand.

The only caveat was the presence of civilians. He certainly would’ve preferred not to fight where innocent people might get hurt, but at the same time, if he tried to lead his opponents away, there was no guarantee that some wouldn’t stay behind and slaughter these poor people anyway--which seemed especially likely, given that he was apparently dealing with multiple enemies.

He could try to call Asad, perhaps, but his phone was inside his armor, and if he moved to retrieve it, even these idiots would probably notice.

No, the best option was to simply fight and protect everyone as best he could.

18 comments:

  1. Bring the pain Hector. Well unless they are servants and their reapers have turned off their ability to feel pain. Then bring the dismemberment.

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  2. famous too earlier
    earlier -> quickly/early (?)



    Hehehe Bumblefuck, Nowhere sounds like a pretty great place!

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  3. Vincent Atd[perspherspley]June 7, 2015 at 2:47 AM

    One of the started laughing. “Look, he’s shaking!”

    No, the best option was to simply fight and protect everyone as best [as] he could.

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  4. Whoops. They're probably going to regret that gloating. :)

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  5. Second one is not a mistake. The "as" there is optional.

    First one is definitely a mistake, though. Fixed now, thank you.

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  6. Hey there Frost. Been a while since I've said anything, but I wanted to thank you again for this amazing story. Just finished reading it a second time. Man is it amazing.

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  7. Alright, updated abilites chart 2.0, with updated symbols based on the comments.

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  8. Oh I'm gonna enjoy this...

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  9. I can't help but think it might be Roman and Voreese... but they aren't swearing enough.

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  10. The Transfiguration and Materialization ones are really hard to read... Maybe a different text colour?

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  11. Wow Hector is becoming quite the bad ass.

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  12. By now, he was more than accustomed to being outmatched in a fight, and these assholes hadn’t even proved themselves yet as anyone who [he] should be afraid of, regardless. </blockquote

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  13. The problem there would be finding the invisible bits later. Best to try keeping them intact when you kill them, atleast to start with.

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  14. Or just lighter colors on the image.

    Speaking of the Abilities page... not to be a nibbling duck, Frost, but it still doesn't mention the abilities of Octavia Redwater or Evangelina Stroud, nor the hyper states for any of the Blackburns besides Melchor.

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