--IC: Luffy, Pyle, Oshi, and Exigent: In the Mock City--
Oh! A team-up? That might be nice. And these guys looked super strong! If they all worked together, winning this assignment would be a breeze!
"Yeah yeah!" said Luffy, reeling his arm back to its normal length. "Let's team up! This'll be great!"
It was at this point that he noticed a distinct lack of two of his teammates. Especially the most important one. "Blue Guy! Yellow Dude! Where'd you go?" he called. "Come back!"
Pyle shook his head, and slunk off in the opposite direction that Reda was going. He didn't like her bossiness one bit; it was starting to diminish whatever positive feelings he had regarding her.
"Stay," he said to Slif, as if the latter were an oversized pet that needed to obey. "You protect the precious cargo, you're big enough."
She almost didn't notice the whip. But when she did, it was too late to do anything about it. The whip cracked at Oshi, and she felt a sharp pain in her chest. She staggered back, put a hand over the impact spot, and glanced frantically about for a few moments before identifying her attacker. A hooded black Rahkshi.
Though she was enormously frightened, she did her best to swallow her fear and blink away the tears that were forming. In retaliation, she swung Fleur at her opponent.
Things were almost unbearably boring at this point. Still nobody to fight, and he and Mute were still patrolling the same small area of the maze. Exigent almost considered releasing his spear and taking a short nap, but that wouldn't do at all. Sleep meant an opportunity for ambush. And ambush meant his team did not have the upper hand.
--IC: Milk: In the Courtyard--
Milk yawned. Now that Morpheme mentioned it, there was something in the bushes that looked vaguely like a fellow Rahkshi. It was certainly colorful enough to do a good job of blending in with the pretty flowers. "I don't... yawn... know," she said. "Maybe. Maybe it's a friend?"
With that thought, she waddled over to the flowerbed to investigate, yawning all the while, temporarily forgetting about the return of the two Rahkshi who had previously abandoned her.
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