Challenges and Chores [Okra] Nov 11, 2019 23:26:05 GMT -6
Post by Safe on Nov 11, 2019 23:26:05 GMT -6
Safe's foot stepped down dramatically at the edge of a tent village. The cracked Earth below her feet broke further and chunks of eroded dirt burst into nothing but dust in the wind as it blew off into the distance. Damn. Looking forward, this was the third separate apparent hideout that she had been asked to check out. This had been delegated to her as training from her supposed Earthling mentor from back in the Eastern Lands, and so far it wasn't necessarily bad per say. Looking down, she fidgeted with the Gravity Belt she was wearing set to times twenty. This thing was truly the gift that kept giving. Walking forward, she ducked into various tents and lifted each of their flaps in search of a clue. Most were stripped bare, nothing but colored tarps with sticks jammed into the dry ground to hold them up.
Grimacing, she stood up. Looking around the area, there wasn't really much of interest. Amidst the sun scorched dry lands were massive surprisingly jagged rocks shaped by who knows what forces exactly. Perhaps violent destruction? Folding her arms and looking towards one, the slight tilt of her head indicated she had been questioning what exactly led to such a formation. Though she needed to stay on top of the quest she was given. Ducking into a smaller tent, she found something! Reaching forward, she grabbed what looked to be a small lockbox. Pulling it out from the tent she gave it a full look over. Holding it above her head to look at the underside while extending it to either side of her face to check out the sides and top. It looked about as ordinary as they got, with with only the inside to check out it was only natural that the next step would be to open it. A natural step that she undertook!
A shockwave immediately disintegrated the container and eradicated the fragile tends laid out about the entire area. Nothing but burning debris in the wind that faded into a crisp, any sign that there was once a little camp here had been wiped clean from the face of the Earth. The only thing that could say anything was here, currently stood in the same position she had been in when she'd opened the box. Standing there in complete bewilderment, her eyes opened to reveal something other than soot. Gently releasing the tiniest scrap of metal from her right hand after picking it out from the surface of her palm, she started to methodically use her shirt. Surely it had taken some damage, but the ambient energy that fortified her body passively also extended far enough to protect her clothes for the most part. After all, the universe couldn't handle anything that was underneath! Lifting it up to wipe all the soot from her face and ruffle her hair, she lowered it with a large black stain on... Thankfully, black. This was ridiculous, and the worst part is this was the third repetition. She should've expected it, because fifteen minutes there was another BOOM! Fifteen minutes before that one there was also another BOOM! This was getting incredibly infuriating.
Wait, what was that? She heard murmuring around a corner, her eyes darted over to see nothing. The voices seemed to be excited and cheery. Unable to make out what was being said, she went with her assumptions and thus whimsically spun on her foot and fell onto her back. Staring up blankly at the sky, she stuck her tongue out and tilted her head right. Closing her eyes, she effectively played dead to bait out the crooks themselves. The scuffling of feet that only got louder paired with the gradually louder voices proved her correct. Conversing between one another, when the voices became audible Safe was sure to listen in.
"Hey! It looks like we got her finally! What a freak of nature man, apparently normal bombs aren't enough for this chick."
There was laughter from a group of others following behind the main one. In total there were nine- leader in the front included. Another one spoke up.
"Still, I thought she'd be a bit more in pieces than she actually is. You sure she's dead boss?"
"Shut up rookie, I've been doing this for fifteen years, in all of my time nobody has survived my most powerful explosives before. That teaches her for trying to dig us up. The Canyon Crooks are the law and order around these parts!"
Safe wanted to roll her eyes so badly. She knew some greater details that made this more of an actual investment that it would be otherwise. All information that there was nobody around to share with yet! The footsteps grew nearer and nearer until two rough hands scooped her up and hauled her over a shoulder. Unable to tell just who was carrying her, she fended off her temptation to yawn and just listened instead.
"Hey Boss, she's dead right? Why's she still warm? Aren't dead people supposed to be cold?"
"You idiot, she was just blown up! What don't you get about that?! Of course she's still going to be warm to the touch, you think my bombs are so weak that they would leave someone ice cold on only a minute? Pah!" He shouted, kicking a stone off in a random direction. Meanwhile, the Gray and Saiyan Hybrid just wondered where she was going. That was the truth of the matter, there was an end destination that her body was being taken. Well, she was being taken. That'd redefine the meaning of an 'out of body experience'. For what purposes they might have to haul her body home, she didn't know. Though she did know that there was no way it could be good.
What lied ahead? Did they eat other people?! Did they steal body parts?! Oh maybe, maybe they were psyching her out and just wanted to throw her in some random ditch! Wait, but if they were psyching her out they'd know she's al- Hrm. Oh well.
Time to play it by ear again.