IC: Nat Tavoris Morlock Tunnels As it turned out, Nat wasn't the only one thoroughly impressed by Karra's performance. There was a moment of silent astonishment before rest of them broke out in amazed commentary. Devil Dog, too, abandoned his hiding spot and approached the group, clapping lightly; after a beat, Nat scrambled up to join him. Luxxa took charge briskly, saying that she would report the incident so the rest of the Morlocks would be on their guard for any reprisals. The two men seemed to like the idea of another fight, but Luxxa was quick to admonish them. "Don't be so hasty to see battle..." she said. "We see to much of it as is. Friend against friend, brother against brother. I long for peace, but I will defend my people and those less fortunate with my life if necessary." Nat found herself nodding along to this. She had done things she wasn't very proud of to survive on the streets, things she'd happily never do again. And yet: she'd do them a hundred times over if it meant finding Nigel safe. The two groups parted without any further ado. The rest of the trip was uneventful ... that is, until they reached the surface to find that something was very wrong. Nat's first thought was that they couldn't possibly have taken so long to get up that night had fallen. It was a confused couple of seconds before she realized that no, it wasn't nighttime - at least, not natural nighttime. A massive shadow blocked out the skies, blocking out all illumination except for clusters of light streaking over the city. In fact, it was darker than Nat had ever seen the city, for none of the street lights or shop windows were lit. A small clump flew above them just then. Nat caught a glimpse of what it was, a quartet of small pod-like things with wings in an X formation. It absurdly reminded her of ships in an old science fiction movie - "What in hades is going on?" Devil Dog said in a disbelieving whisper. Nat didn't have an answer. A sense of unreality had begun to descend on her: now that the shock had worn off, she was getting a growing sense of deja vu. For some reason, she was sure she'd experienced this before - standing on a street corner with a man and woman on either side, a small island of stillness within the chaos and darkness. The wind whipping her short hair around her face, the smells, the sounds of panic all around - all were so chillingly familiar. It was as if she had been here before, in this exact place and time - That was impossible. She knew it was. But she couldn't shake the feeling. TAG: GJ, Ktala As always, feel free to deliver the smackdown if this crosses a line, but I thought it would be a perfect place to drop a hint about Nat's power..