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    #16
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    Unfortunately for Bell... In her panic, she'd managed to dart down a dead-end street. And the creature was already blocking the exit.

    Even as it started to wheel around to dive at her... A loud, thunderclap-like sound erupted, and something struck the creature from behind, knocking it out of the air. The monster was twitching, with sparks and electrical arcs dancing across it.

    At that moment, the source of the attack came into view behind the monster. Clad in a strange fashion, and wielding what looked like a customized heavy pistol of some type, was a lone humanoid figure.

    ((Think Gabriel Van Helsing for the outfit style, just all black. Complete with wide-brimmed hat. The handgun is basically the Redeemer Revolver from Darkwatch.))

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      #17
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      Bell stumbled into the wall at the dead end, gripping at it and looking up it, then to each side, realizing she was trapped. Sliding down the wall to crumple on the cround shaking, she barely noticed the attack on the creature, the sound too similar to how it had blocked her off a moment before.

      When she did finally realize, she just stared up at the new arrival, shaking in place silently. She wanted to believe the figure was here to save her, but with everything else that had gone on, she was too afraid to do anything but wait and see what happened.
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        #18
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        What Bell saw next might confirm her hopes of rescue... Or just confuse her even more.

        The stranger put three more shots into the monster, charging towards it while pulling a slender metal tube out from his coat with a free hand. As he got closer, the top of the tube seemed to unscrew, then extend out, revealing an inner chamber holding some sort of crystal-like stone.

        The stone seemed to flash, and then something about the monster twisted, as if it was being pulled. After a few moments, during which it seemed as if both the monster and the stranger were under some kind of strain, the creature vanished in a flash of light. When the flash cleared, the tube had "closed" again, and the stranger put it back into his coat.

        As close as he was to Bell, she could now tell that he was a human male, and had something covering his left eye. He turned towards her, and in a gravelly voice, spoke. "Listen, I can get you out of here, back to safety, but you need to follow close, understood?"

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          #19
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          Bell watched the whole progression, stunned into silence. When the stranger turned towards her, she recoiled a little more, shrinking into the corner she had collapsed in. It took her a moment to respond, gulping down the knot in her throat but still only managing to nod, standing shakily. If the man offered a hand she'd take it, gripping to him for dear life until this madness resolved itself.
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            #20
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            Bell would end up having to use the walls she was next for initial support. There was a sudden noise somewhere nearby, and the stranger turned to watch the far end of the alley, gun about halfway raised to a ready position for firing... It's very likely that he suspects the monster may not have been alone.

            Once she was standing, and seemed in good enough shape to move, the man glanced over his shoulder, and spoke. "Like I said, follow closely. And if you hear something behind us, let me know. Oh, and if I tell you to duck, better make it fast."

            With that, he began heading... somewhere. Although it wouldn't be obvious where to Bell, she'd be able to tell that whoever this is, he's moving like someone who knows what they're doing and where they're needing to go.
            Last edited by ShadowWolfSBI; 29th August 2013, 14:47.

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              #21
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              Bell just nodded again, jumping and letting out the start to a scream when she heard whatever noise had caught her savior's attention as well. She followed as close as she could manage when he set off, resisting the urge to grab the man around the waist, but still staying close enough that she almost stepped on his feet several times.
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                #22
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                Fortunately for Bell's nerves, whatever had made that noise seemed to have had something else to do, as it were. Unfortunately, as the pair passed over an overpass like bridge, her close following of the man caused a slight problem. Either she got too close, or her legs got tangled in his slightly, but he tripped and went over the side. And Bell got drug along for the "ride".

                The fall was only about eight feet or so, but the man landed on his back with a grunt. His hat was also knocked off by the fall, and was sitting about a foot or two away. However, Bell landed more or less in a sitting position right across his collarbone. She had remained propped up due to her hands, arms outstretched, landing on his chest, which knocked the wind out of him. Due to the positions involved, his suddenly exhaled breath ran right across a sensitive area...

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                  #23
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                  The drow woman let out a fresh scream as the pair went overboard, landing heavily on top of the man with a noticeable thump. She felt the gasp of air, but the impropriety of it escaped her notice at the moment. She scrambled off him as fast as she could muster, looking about shakily for any creatures, before her gaze returned to the man. She knew she had knocked the wind out of him, and she desperately hoped that was as far as the issue went...
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                    #24
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                    Fortunately for Bell, by the time she was checking on him, the man was already getting up himself, if a little stiffly... However, her own scramble had snapped the band holding the eye-patch the man was wearing loose, and she'd now have enough features of his face visible to memorize them... Or potentially recognize them, since it was a face she'd seen just this morning.

                    "Oof... Well, that worked..." The voice even matched. Apparently, the gravelly voice from earlier was faked, and Nate wasn't able to do so right now.

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                      #25
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                      That shook Bell out of her stupor somewhat, shaking her head and doublechecking to make sure she wasn't mistaking him. "Mr. Cross?! What... How... What's going on?" She stuttered, her voice cracking near the end.
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                        #26
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                        Nate grabbed his hat from off the ground and put it back on. "Short version on my best guess? Fate decided to play one hell of a cruel trick on you tonight. Fortunately, I was already tracking some trouble. Right now, there's a way back to the normal world nearby, and that's where I'm trying to get you. Assuming I can, we can go into more detail later."

                        Nate paused long enough to get his bearings, and then gestured in a direction behind Bell. "That way, come on." From his tone, and the way he's been moving, this isn't Nate's first visit to... wherever this is, and he did seem to know what he was doing.

                        True to his word, there was a transit station platform not far in that direction that seemed to have a faint glow around in... And the entryway didn't have the weird coloration of the rest of this place to it.

                        However, in the distance back towards where they fell, a black, older Earth-style car appeared, and began revving, as if it was about to charge down the street towards them. Nate quickly swapped clips in his gun and practically hollered at Bell, "GO! Get to that station door!"
                        Last edited by ShadowWolfSBI; 30th August 2013, 03:34.

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                          #27
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                          “Fate? I thought i had been poisoned!“ Bell protested, wrapping her arms around herself defensively. She had lost her extra food sometime earlier in her panic, she couldn‘t even remember when.

                          She followed again, not sticking quite as close this time, until the new panic situation occured. She glanced. Between him, the station, aand the revving car once each, then bolted for the station as fast as she could, not even looking back. If that‘s where sanity had gone, that‘s where she was going, simple as that.
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                            #28
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                            Bell made it through the doorway without incident, even as the car charged down the street and Nate opened fire on it. Whatever happened next in that strange other-world was lost, as once she passed through the doorway, everything reverted to normal. There were sounds of people again outside, the lights had returned to normal, and a check of her wristband would show that normal service had resumed. Although the station was empty, it seemed that everything was back to normal... for now, at any rate. However, it was starting to get rather late.

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                              #29
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                              The colours changed back to normal, the screeching of engine and blasts of gunfire replaced by the bustle of a small crowd outdoors, and Bell slowed to a stop inside the station. Sinking back down to the ground like she had inside... wherever that had been, the woman took a few moments of silence, trying to piece everything together. Her shoes were ruined. She didn't know when, but the heels had snapped off. Couldn't have been during that last run, she'd have toppled. Finally collecting enough to think straight, she checked the time. She had been out far longer than she wanted to originally.

                              Bell sighed as she resolved to... yell at someone later, or something, all the adrenaline from her flight draining her, slowly leaving the building and walking home.
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