Our tale today are that of a hero and a heroine, and that of a city plagued by evil.Since the rise of the kishin the windy city had seen many things; both monster and hero alike had walked through it's cold streets, but none could have prepared them for what would come on this most fateful evening.
"Here we are, Chicago the windy city. Now this is my kind of place!
" exclaimed the lavender figure as she stepped out of a mirror. Her exuberance shattering the rare silence and tranquility that only settled in that fateful Chicago Police Department once upon a blue moon; causing at least half the department to spill their late night cup of coffee.Sorry!
exclaimed the girl as obscenities were spoken and the name of the lord was spoken in vain several times before another figure arose from the mirrored door.
The young man need only take a quick look at the angered cops faces to realize what had happened "Simply amazing we haven't been here for more than a second and you're already causing trouble,
" he said shaking his head in disappointment.
"I take it you two were the ones shibusen sent our way?" said a middle aged man cutting in before she could defend her honor, the man showed signs of sleep deprivation as did every other officer there.
The girl smiled faintly as she shifted gears, "Elizabeth Rose and Thomas Morison reporting in
," she said in a formal tone as she saluted the man, who was a bit taken back by the sudden switch. Thomas rolled his eyes at his partners acting"I take it you're the one in charge?
" added the lad casually.
"Yes, Captain Williams at your service. Please come with me," replied the captain regaining his composure as he led the pair away outside.
"What's the status of the target?
"It's isolated itself on the top floor, though we've blocked off the surrounding block just as per procedure. We've tried gassing the place, but it hasn't shown much effect." explained the captain as he hurried them along.
"Probably for the best; your men would all be dead if it decided to move,
" she said in a cold matter of fact tone that sent a shiver down the seasoned captain's spine as he just stared at the little girl." But don't worry! We'll get rid of that ol'meanie in no time,
" she added with a reassuring wide smile,which for some reason, only disturbed him more.
Once outside the pair were taken to a waiting cop car and driven several blocks down. Their drive was peaceful and quiet which was odd given the cities shear size, but given the circumstances it was necessary. After passing through a final blockade the pair reached their final destination. Unlike the rest of their route this place was quite alive. Helicopters flying over head and the chorus of hundreds of cops and nosy city dwellers filled the night air.
Elli practically leapt out of the car when it had come to a full stop, taking a deep breath of the fresh night air. With a smile on her face she looked at the large building which stood before them; at first there was not much to the old building, aside from the several dozen spot lights shinning on it, but she knew it was so much more. Thomas on the other hand was not quite as comfortable, to him the whole blasted block reeked of kishin; he could already feel the adrenaline pumping as he stepped out of the car.
As the pair walked towards the building they were stopped by an officer, but a quick flash of Elli's student id and they where on their way. As they entered the the building Elli could over hear the cop that had stopped her talking to another, "I can't believe they're sending kids after that thing, they're gonna get slaughtered in there," Elli could only laugh at the comment, she might've yelled up a storm, but right now results actions would speak far louder.
The air inside the building was dank and smelled of decay, seemed decrepit as it could fall down at any moment, and i she had a say in it that moment would be quite soon. The lobby was quiet, not even the sound of mice or roaches could be heard. "You ready?
" said Thomas s he grabbed a hold of Elli's hand before changing into a chain." Always am; and it's showtime,
" she replied as she took a single forward stride as she began to twirl he partner.
"Henry Herman Mudgett
, you are have been charged with the senseless death of dozens and have been sentenced to death. Come forth quietly and we will make it swift,"
The building seemed to groan and shake as a voice rang out, "Why hello there lass, I'm afraid you'll have to get to me first,"
with those words the panel below Elizibeth fell apart, the young lass barely had time to leap away. She made a mad dash towards the stairs as the rusted chandelier above her began to fall , the young lass spun striking it on the side with her faithful companion knocking it to the side as she he began he climb. All the while the voice laughed mockingly at the pair.
"It's futile you know,
, said the mad kishin as the stairs went flat and the first floor finished crumbling to reveal a massive pit of acid. "You'll die and not even leave a corpse to bury.
Not wasting any time she swung the chain and latched it on to a railing on the second floor "We'll see about that,"
she exclaimed defiantly.
"Calm down Elli, he's just trying to rile you up,
" commented Thomas as Elli reached the second floor.
"I know that...
." she began before being cut off by her partner yelling"DUCK!!
". Elizabeth immediately dove to the floor as a silver ware set encrusted itself on the railing. Elizabeth rolled to the side a a table launched itself at her. She dashed down the hallway slapping aside what she could and dodging the rest when possible.
"This place is nuts!
she exclaimed five minutes in I think I may have under estimated this guy a bit,
" she commented as spinning plates of death began being shot out by a nearby cabinet."Ya think?!
" came back her partners reply just as a plate shot through the wall.
Elli dove across the opening of the hall as she smashed the cabinet with her chain. "There has to be a better way, to get through this place
"Sorry girl, but you and your friend are going to die here,
" replied Mudgett mockingly. Sadly, that last threat would cost the man dearly.
"The sonuva gun's right above us!
chimed in Thomas,"And I know just how to level the field. See those column,
" Elli looked around and spotted a set of wooden beams littered through out the floor, and smiled as she began striking at each one with the chain.
"Wait, what are you doing?!
" yelled the voice in outrage.
"Screwing you over," chimed in the pair as the last beam was struck. Elli had just enough time to dash down the hall as the rooms above them began to collapse. Within minutes the dust had settled and the pair thought out their prey.
A single figure rose from among the rubble"You haven't beaten me yet,
he said defiantly " Now you will feel my...!
" "SHUT THE HELL UP!"
exclaimed Elli as she skewered the man through the head with Thomas.
Once the figure had collapsed the building gave a sudden mournful churn before setteling. Thomas swiftly devoured the crimson soul it produced. "Mission complete!
" she exclaimed joyfully, though her smile was swiftly wiped clean as she came to a sudden realization. "Uhm; Tommy?
"Who are we going to get out?
" she said pointing out the rubble that had covered the now destroyed staircase.
" sighing deeply as he scratched his head." Well here's hoping the prick put a mirror in here,
he added as he started searching the place.
Elli sighed as she joined her companion in his search.
(The next day)
Thomas sighed meekly as he begrudgingly walked to school as his partner hummed the theme song of a Saturday morning cartoon show," How do you do it?
" replied one bright eyed Elizabeth.
"How the hell can you be so dam...energetic? We got back at 1am!
" he asked while yawning.
The young lass placed a finger to her chin as she thought deeply about answer while looking at the sky "Lot's of sugary cereal and coffee
" she said with a large grin, to which Tom could only shake his head at. "This will not end well,
Upon spotting the small group Elizabeth called out cheerfully "Good morning everyone!
" as she ran to join them. Tom followed close behind "Hi
he said half-asleep as he waved to all those present.