Outside the restaurant, the creatures ignored everything inside the building, their body shrinking away from the light coming from the windows. They moved on in search of more easy prey. Moving slowly, they slinked into the shadows and grabbed at the wildlife that they found, either out in the rain or under some sort of open shelter. Time would tell if they would be permanently sensitive to light or not.
One of the creatures, freshly 'hatched', had followed Ragah, and crawled up to the restaurant where Regah was taking shelter, and looked inside the window. As the light touched upon the creature, it gave an unearthly high pitched scream that spoke of torment beyond comprehension (think of a nazgul), and it's previously semi-solid form returned to it's liquid state, muddying the otherwise clean rainwater, turning it into a brackish mess.
Near Aki, the creature that had looked into her eyes blinked, the lights temporarily going out until the lids opened again, walked a few steps towards her before gliding to the back of the building and climbing noisily up the building to get to the roof. It would wait.
At the restaurant where Leo found the men drinking, another creature was killed by the light, another echoing scream filling the otherwise peaceful-sounding evening. The men heard the death-cries after they had already left the safety of the restaurant and looked at the distance between themselves and the barrel. It seemed to them as if the space had suddenly grown exponentially and the taller of the two looked back at the shorter, as if asking if it was worth it. The shorter kept his eyes on the barrel and walked further into the rain, out of the rays of light coming from the open door of the restaurant. He continued his walk to the barrel and called out to his companion, "Hurry up, man!" The taller looked around quickly before following his friend into the rain and was halfway to the barrel when he heard his companion give a bellow in pain, ad if he had stubbed his foot, then a screech that no man should ever make. Torn between running to his friend and running back, he paused a moment, which was his final mistake. From the restaurant doorway, it would be difficult to see the shorter man and what was happening to him, but the taller man was closer, and anyone could clearly see what was happening. Though the rain was falling thick and hard, Leo could easily see one of the black creatures grow out of the rain and begin to feast on the man; first engulfing his leg in its distorted mouth, and as others joined in, even his cries were silenced.
Akaine Omorrow: Deck
Akaine had just been considering going to the library in the ship when she noticed there was something in the rain. She squinted very slightly and tilted her head to the ground, chin pointing directly to her feet. Her ears were straining to hear what had caught her attention, but the rain was drowning out all of her senses, and it was a little unnerving, even she had to admit. She then saw some eyes reflecting back at her that quickly closed and were once again hidden to her, almost as if they knew that invisibility was possible if only they closed their eyes. She walked back into the rain, pulling out a dusagge: a sword made by a race now dead that has a a serrated edge to half of the sword, and a scallop hand-guard that also served as something to divert blood and other miscellaneous fluids away from the handgrip. She wasn't one to underestimate an opponent, and though she doubted that the navy had caught on to her so swiftly, she did know that she had enemies, particularly other pirate captains that thought that pirating was a man's job. She stopped herself short before she began an internal tirade on women's rights, and returned her attention back to the possible danger at hand. She took a few more steps out on the deck, her white hair and skin soaked in the rain made her almost look like some kind of strange ghost or spirit. She held the sword loosely, but not so loosely that someone could surprise her and knock the sword out of her grasp. She noticed a figure on the edge of her enhanced vision once her eyes got used to the darkness, and continued to walk towards it, her figure looking even more ghostly in the lamp-lit rain. She called out, not raising her pitch, but only the volume,"Come closer." She didn't mince around with words, as she had begun to get an oppressive feeling about the rain. Her instincts told her to either run back into the ship or to fight, and she was prepared for either. She could see dark shadows beginning to grow larger and closer.
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