~IC~ Hapes Consortium - Heavenly Lookout My ears pricked up as I heard a small whine of engines in the distance, it sounds like it was in distress. For a splitsecond I watched with a detached fascination as I saw a trail of smoke, dark against the already darkened sky. A fireball? Debris from battle? Craft?. I sensed the cool air constantly flow around me, more so when I shifted side on. Coming down fast. Oh. Ten... That presented a narrow profile to Blade as I positioned my right leg on the step lower, for better balance on the stairs. I stood there, unmoved as Cario charged at me again. When will he learn not to charge? Never I guess. I examined his form as he thundered towards me. Five... Four... Three... I reached for one of the objects strapped to my back while sensing the incoming motions as Cairo flung both of his swords at me. Too late. He over did it! I criticised to myself as the weapons soared either side of my profile. Kneel! I flicked the shield off my back and brought the weight of it up in front. One! An impact rocked the foundations of the palace. I flinched my eyes shut briefly as it there was an explosion stronger than what I had anticipated. Ugh! Why did I do that? Stupid. The mistake of closing my eyes didn't cost me as Blade too was surprised by the explosion. Surprise is an understatement. Poor lost soul. He didn't realise that was going to happen. I put away my shield as I turned to face Cairo, who was now lower again on the stairs than I. "Did you miss me?" He called above the wind. "Tsk. Full of ourselves indeed. 'Miss you'? " I took a step down towards Blade. I noticed he chanced his posture to some obscure combat stand. "Oh come off it! Don't do that. You look bloody ridiculous. You don't even need me here... you are embarrassing yourself." I stopped and saw past his head one of his swords that laid on the white pavement over a hundred metres away... damaged. "Oh speaking of miss. You need to work on your aim. You threw your swords slightly too late, that is why it went slightly off course. Nice try though, just you over arced it." TAG: The only person standing in front of me.