Beach Blast! Jun 2, 2020 17:01:35 GMT -6
Post by Paprika on Jun 2, 2020 17:01:35 GMT -6
| Paprika's PL: 68,000 |
| Paprika's PL: 68,000 |
Cool, fresh air rolled in over the water at one of South City’s most populous beaches. It was the kind of day that only came when spring was finally turning to summer: the beginning of the season’s heat, without the uncomfortable intensity. It was, in Paprika’s mind, the perfect weather for a trip to the beach. Not that she was every really bothered by the heat, of course: the Demon Realm was thrice as hot as this place, lava spewing everywhere. But even if she could take the most boiling July day without much displeasure, her Earthling peers could not. No, when the summer well and truly set in, they would start to moan and complain about the heat, all the while spoiling a perfectly good beach with all their gross sweating and weird-smelling sun lotions.
She was determined to enjoy this most optimal beach weather while it lasted. So, around mid-day, she made her way past the checkpoint to scope out the fun and games occupying the Earthlings that day. There were the usuals, of course! Beach volleyball, swimming, games of frisbee and catch, and even that most strange of Earthling habits: laying around to let the sun gently sear you. She assumed there was a limit to how much of that they could really take, of course — like flame-searing a steak. If you take too long, the steak is ruined.
She resisted the urge to bring up this thought to one of the sun-searing Southerners, and instead made her way over to the water. She couldn’t swim herself, or at least she had never tried, but she did want to join in the fun. After all, Earth practically belonged to her, so she should be front and center whenever there were fun and games to be had! As long as she wasn’t busy, of course. She stepped out into the water, just enough so that it was washing up to her ankles, and tried to catch the attention of a passing swimmer. She did get his attention, but it wasn’t for a quick chat or even a friendly hello — he just sort of looked at her like he’d seen some kind of monster, and went swimming away!
That was kind of rude, but she wasn’t going to get too upset at him. She knew her looks intimidated some people — perfection could be difficult to cope with. At least, that’s how she reasoned it at first. Time and time again, she tried to approach interesting looking Earthlings — men and women, humans and… well, humans that had fur… whatever those were called! For the first time in her life, or at least the first time this week, nobody wanted anything to do with her. She was either too intimidating or just too scary. Where the first time it was easy to ignore, the second time it got a little more grating — by the time she lost count of how many people were just avoiding her, it was downright humiliating.
The final straw was a woman around her age, giving her a look of sheer contempt when she approached with a pleasant little compliment about her hat. Maybe it came off wrong — but she couldn’t figure out where or why.
“Hello, my beloved human servant!” she had said, with her most polite, fanged smile. “That hat is made of straw. It suits you! Just like the peasants of old!”
It seemed perfectly reasonable. More than reasonable, it seemed friendly! When the woman shot her that look and stomped away, Paprika felt her eyes begin to well up with tears. She was always so popular when she spun her magic around people! Now that she just wanted to be herself, nobody wanted to be anywhere near her! Well, it wouldn’t do for the future Queen of Earth to be seen crying, so she did the next best thing. She would get even!
She wouldn’t hurt the woman, of course — not really. Just a slight flame-searing, like she was probably going to get from the sun anyways! Fire began to form in the base of her throat, as her eyes locked dead set on her target. A moment later, and a stream of fire was blazing out of her lips. That would show these Earthlings to be nice to her for a change!
Paprika fails to make friends and throws a temper tantrum instead. Her PL shoots from 68,000 to 272,000 (x4P Activated).
[A1] Fire Breath used on a hapless civilian! 89,760 PL damage heading their way. Whether she intends it or not, this is probably not something this poor citizen is going to survive.