Blood Link | INVITE Oct 1, 2019 6:13:19 GMT -6
Post by Carro Hofferson on Oct 1, 2019 6:13:19 GMT -6
CARRO's PL: 100 | LEO'S PL: 3,280,000 (x20T | 164k BASE)
Everything had become a blur. Carro wasn't sure if it had been hours or days since he'd been ambushed by those people. Tuffles, he now knew. When he had part of their tragic story, he'd offered some help, but... A chill ran down his spine at the recollection of what happened after. Suffering or not, they'd tried to do something unspeakable to him. If it weren't for LEO, he wouldn't be himself right now.
He could remember the fear and his lingering resolve from those moments. The throbbing pain in his head made it hard to remember anything after clearly. Something happened. His desperation and willpower manifested into this form. Carro looked to the hand in front of him, clenching the alien claws. LEO's armored form had contorted in this eerily familiar state. It felt like the metal had welded itself to his skin, but he could feel the wind on the steel as if it were his own. Even now, it was hard to differentiate her disjointed thoughts form his own.
The taller, metallic figure's limp was uneven, like their legs were different lengths. He teetered as he walked, wobbling from side to side, with every step looking as if he were about to stumble. Beneath the mask stuck to his face, Carro felt his body aching, cheeks scorched red with the flush of fever. Cracks around his mask revealed bluish-purple bruise. From it were drizzles of now-dried blood that split down his exposed face like a waterfall. The armored man's breath quivered in short, quick gasps every time he inhaled, his lungs having no choice but to painfully and rigidly take in the chilled air around him. He'd been hurt far worse than this, but it was hard to remember a time when he felt this drained.
With one misplaced step, the amalgamation of man and machine crumpled like a puppet suddenly released of its strings. All he could muster was a started gasp, far too tired to yell out. "Urghhhk.." Carro groaned, his voice trembling in unison with LEO's as they tried to push themselves upright. But in spite of the staggering power contained in the mech's metal, Carro found his arms finally crumbling to exhaustion as his mind grew hazier. The unsightly memories Korla had forced onto him flashed again, causing his pupils to shrink to feline slits in fear. The orange in the pale-skinned leader's eyes flickered as everything began to grow darker. "N-no, no" Their two voices muttered in defiance. Their fear was like a parasite, eating away at their energy and disrupting the synchronization required for the Lifeblood to stay stable. "Not yet..." Their weak clawing at the dirt came to a stop as Carro's vision faded, finally succumbing to the drain of the form he'd stuck himself in.
Sometimes he'd fade back to reality for a few moments before falling unconscious again. Each time, his mind was swarmed with those infectious thoughts. They weren't his, but that didn't make them any less frightening. He'd never be sure how many hours he'd been lying alone and helpless before a familiar presence nagged at LEO's senses...
LEO's LIFEBLOOD (x16P) and MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE (+x4T) are active! (x20T total)