ENTER CALYPSO'S POST
Artist: SilvaGunner - Song: Hip Shop
The thing spoke. The thing, spoke.
It was a hideous, gurgled voice of many, as if he was using the throats of many to speak to her, but the thing SPOKE.
Something was wrong here, something was very wrong, she could feel it. Through her senses, she could tell.. Whoever got slurped up into the beast... They definitely were dead now. She didn't even sense emotions of terror anymore, they were dead. Dead. Dead. Get it through your head, they're gone. There's nothing else you can do for them.
That old sensation came crawling back to her like an inner demon, but was pushed away. Now was not the time to grieve. Her claws felt the sting of the monster's putrid flesh, but she would retract her claws. There was nothing to rip out, after all - she had to change tactics... Was it getting bigger?It's getting bigger.
A fast, exasperated thought brushed her mind as her instincts were aflame - Danger. Danger. She could practically hear the tiny scream of her nerves, calling to run-run-run-run-run. The tiny demons around them were suddenly.. Dying, just dying, and calling one name - Something was definitely wrong and she had to get herself and everyone too close away from this thing NOW.
She immediately moved to unravel herself from the creature, managing to release her tendrils from it's arms, however found difficulty removing her hands and feet. It was like the flesh was melting like putty, the woman panting heavily as she growled, hissing a low curse, until she suddenly sensed an incredible jump of energy behind her, and a warning from the boy.
She didn't need to look to know it was a big attack that would probably fuck her up if she remained in it's path. She settled down, focused herself, lengthening her limbs and forcing the stuck appendages to shrink back, but let out a fierce, pained growl as filthy, stinging liquid suddenly poured out on her. A lot of her skin was reduced to black, ragged shapes bubbling with pained eyes forming as her flesh moved to fix itself.
She ripped herself out of the creature, definitely leaving some pieces of her essence behind, but she had no time to focus on that. She slammed flat as she could on the ground to avoid the shot, feeling tremors in her chest as the impact and the energy sailing narrowly above her occurred, immediately getting back to moving. She maneuvered herself with long, shadowy tendrils as her torn feet were in the middle of being reformed, actively fighting against the suction force it's agape stomach formed as she would then forcibly chuck herself towards the rest of the squad, quickly righting herself as she would call,"STAY TOGETHER AND BACK AWAY! STAY AS CLOSE TOGETHER AS YOU CAN!"
Her form was rapidly shifting to one far less human, her eyes shining bright, but the look in them shared the same pleading, soft sentiment of what thought went through her mind,Please listen to me, i'm trying to save your lives. I don't want more of you to die.
Form she took:
As the situation reached a fever pitch, her form suddenly burned with energy, having transformed into a bird-like dragon who's feathers looked as if one was peering into the cosmos themselves, as she hurriedly eclipsed the party with her larger body if they followed her direction (If any didn't and hadn't some way of protecting themselves, there wasn't much she could do about it), her shimmering wings acting as a wall and being coated with her hardened scales as she focused her energies out and around the group. She acted quickly and concisely, not skipping a beat as she would ensure protective measures were together.Barrier. Barrier. BARRIER.
A bubble, similar to what she had formed around the bats had formed around them, however she took time to augment the shit out of the bubble, making it thicker and stronger than normal, hopefully strong enough to take the brunt of the explosion at the very least even if she didnt have enough time to make certain of it. And, if it wasn't enough, her body should be enough to make up for it's shattering, squeezing her eyes shut and thoroughly blanketing anyone under her with her body and wings as she saw everything go white.