Angel x Yin
Enacting the role of the bystander, Angel calmly observed the endeavors of Alastair and Axel. The two shared a most entertaining relationship, well they managed to amuse Angel and with such a feat accomplished those might as well have themselves enlisted in his list of victims to scrutinize.
"My barrier didn't hold..." Yin spoke, desolation reflecting in her tone. Helplessness is a truth every Asylum has to face yet unfortunately this proud Lost Number had been forced to witness it in her very first mission. This truth so heavy, that if she were overwhelmed by it, it would surely shatter her very spirit. However if she could persevere it would undoubtedly mold her into a fierce character befitting of A.M.R.O's fleeting title, "Lost Numbers." With that in mind Angel couldn't help but think if placing Yin in such a precarious position was but an experiment for A.M.R.O, to see how much torture can their dogs be exposed to and in return see if they will progress or regress.
Luckily she had an Angel whose wings constantly hovered over her, protecting her from plummeting into the darkness that would engulf her whole and leave behind an empty shell.
"So what?" Angel replied rather casually, his apathetic reply gaining a grudging stare from his comrade in response.
"So....what?" Yin repeated, mockingly mimicking Angel's tone. "I am useless, I am weak...but most of all....I am afraid! My brother would have finished this quest by now and look at me; I can't even stand my ground!" She replied almost screaming in anger and disgust at her own pathetic self.
"Fear is normal....and normal is good....it is always a reminder that you are alive. Never forget that." Angel replied, his tone colder than usual as if not wishing to soften the progress that Yin's mental condition was making, if she could survive this and keep her spirits intact he knew she would become far stronger and far more capable in handling herself.
These words seemed to be echo through her very fiber, being edged into her mind a carving that would never fade and will soon shape the foundation of what will be one of A.M.R.O's most talented Alchemists.
"Fear is a constant reminder that I am alive...." Yin repeated, almost as if trying to assure her existence.
"Once you know you exist....it is up to you whether you will continue to fight or be extinguished and fade away.....what do you choose?" Angel's cold and unforgiving tone a facade behind which a sense of great curiosity and interest hid, impatience demanding an answer.
"I....I...." Yin muttered, still confused her body trembling as she remembered the eyes of the Alchemist who were being consumed by Alchemy, these eyes which were the ultimate destination for any Alchemist, including herself.
Before she could answer a large cry resonated across the city, sending shock waves causing the very ground to unearth itself. The Alchemist who had been trapped by Sae and Tessa had escaped and his howls seemed to echo a primal rage that seemed to desire vengeance.
"Looks like we have one pissed off, son of a "
"I will fight and I will kill before I get killed!" Yin interrupted Angel, her declaration causing her to firmly, seizing her shaking and clenching her fists. It seemed she had found her resolve and gazing at her from the backgrounds Angel couldn't help but spread a demonic smile, his glasses glowing crimson as they reflected what they saw, and the hellish abomination that slowly approached them.
"And from the ashes of the innocent a demon is born...." Angel mused nostalgically as he contemplated over these verses.
"Where are those bastard, I'll kill em all, I'll burn em to a crisp!" The Alchemist screamed, whose aura manifested itself as a massive scorpion, coated in flames. Almost as if an ethereal being had possessed him and sought revenge on the mortals that dare cross its path.
"Well Alastair and Axel, I think you two are more than capable of handling your opponent and if not I will be sure to ask for....decent tombstones..." Angel cynically joked and with a simple wave left the two to deal with the task at hand, while the two lost numbers faced the threat that had suddenly appeared.
"So are we ready?" Angel asked in a tone eager to see how the new inductee would react to the situation.
"I will not die!" Yin screamed, giving Angel the answer he desired and with that the two instantly charged at their foe with their weapons drawn.
Rin x Marcel x Emina
"Damn fools" The Chrono spoke in a tone indifferent to the suffering of others and her mismatched eyes gazed coldly at her subordinated who had been decimated by the Siren. Not a shred of sympathy in her unforgiving glare, a face of an emotionless doll whose soulless eyes scrutinized the souls of others, as if reprimanding them for having souls in the first place.
"With all that planning what did you two manage other having your bodies torn and broken? You two wouldn't even make suffice as decoys, worthless." The Chrono replied in her usual unresponsive tone which made it impossible to decipher whether she was mocking them, being a bitch or acting as her nickname suggested, "A.M.R.O's 'arrogant' little princess."
"Hey bitch, who do you think you are! You think shit like you can beat someone like me, I will rip the flesh from your bones and make you watch it all!" Jonathon screamed as he broke free from Emina's bind and charged towards the Chrono at incredible speed. Mere inches before making impact the Siren stopped and channeled all the momentum it had gathered into its wings and without a second thought unleashed it as a mighty gale, the wind uprooting the ground and slicing through the concrete where Rin stood, this onslaught continued until dust obscured the view and finally the gale seized.
With its vision impaired the Siren deduced that it had annihilated its target and instantly burst into a fit of laughter, its shrieks echoing its madness through the city of Venice. However, as soon as the mist faded his laughter seemed to turn into a raging scream.
"How did you survive?" The creature screamed in frustration as it gazed at the Chrono who hadn't moved an inch and not a scratch was present on her while all around her the ground and all the structures had been completely destroyed.
"I despise useless things, garbage that’s all you are, putrid filth that should drown in this city’s bloody rivers." Rin replied her cold glare giving her a most condescending demeanor which seemed to agitate the winged Alchemist even further.
"Damn you, die!" The Alchemist screamed, not wishing to waste its energy in assaulting the Chrono with a long ranged attack, it instantly charged at her with its talons ready to pierce through her skin. "You may be strong but I am the fastest Alchemist here, there is no way you can defeat me!" The Siren victoriously announced as it disappeared from sight.
"If speed is what you excel at, I am your worst choice for an enemy!" The Chono replied, her lips spreading wide forming a sadistic grin, a sight few were privileged to behold for one of the things that this doll was able to express was the satisfaction she derived from exterminating what she deemed as 'useless.'
As soon as the grin crept over her face her Alchemic aura seemed to radiate with a ferocity great enough to stop the vulture in its tracks, horror reflecting on its face. Its speed seemed useless and even though the Siren tried to move with all its might he found himself falling, it almost seemed as if its own weight had multiplied tenfold.
"Your speed is useless just like you. Now you are as good as dead." Rin replied, her cold and merciless tone causing a strange frightening sensation inside the Siren.
"You...you think you have won!" The Siren screamed as he retreated. "Don't think my speed is all that I have to aid me, I can still defeat you!" With that the Alchemist charged at Yin, its speeds greatly reduced due to Rin's manipulation of gravity. Johnathon tried to make several attempts to claw out Rin's throat but his with his suppressed speed none of his attacks were able to even reach the Chrono, who dodged them lazily, her movements almost identical to her partner, Angel.
Yet again the Siren made an attempt to use both of his claws to slash the Chrono but instead Rin had grabbed both of its arms, twisting them until she could hear the bones snapping, completely disregarding the Alchemist's screams of agony.
"Let my arms go bitch! Let them go....please it hurts...it hurts." The Alchemist pleaded as his bones continued to snap and crack.
"Shh....." Rin replied, cajoling the Alchemist, through her placid tone, to stop crying as if indirectly telling him, it’s all going to end soon. She seemed to have stopped twisting the Siren's arms and almost suddenly she gave them a violent pull, the Alchemist's shoulder ripping from the sheer intensity causing him to scream even louder, tears building in his eyes and his howls echoing to the heavens that had long forsaken him.
The sadistic Chrono purposely seemed to prolong the Alchemist's suffering, letting go of his limp arm refusing to sever it completely, instead leaving it clinging from a few strands of flesh that seemed to gradually and slowly tear due to the weight, magnifying the pain.
"You bitch!" The creature howled, mustering all of its energy into a final attack, spreading its mouth wide for a pointblank attack that would deal significant damage even to a Chrono...if not fatal.
"Vanish!" Rin screamed and before the Siren could unleash its shriek the Chrono managed to grab its mouth and ripped it open, sending both its upper and lower jaw flying in opposite directions, leaving the creature to endure further agonizing pain and seemed to eagerly wait for his demise which he saw coming for now the climax had finally come.
Rin's legs seemed to give off a strange aura; it seemed as if the atoms around them had become unstable. The Chrono had caused the gravity surrounding her legs to become far denser and concentrated resulting in the accumulation of mass of incredible quantity. The ground itself that lay beneath her seemed to be cracking from the concentrated mass. Not allowing the creature any last words, with an elegant spin Rin instantly brought her boot to connect to the creature's chest, ripping it apart and making it impossible to regenerate for all that remained was a bloody mess spilled all over.
The word echoed in the minds of those who had successfully defeated the Siren and without explanation Rin found herself staring at Marcel and Emina, both who had mysteriously been healed of all their injuries and from their expressions it was clear that even they didn't know how this had happened.
"Congratulations!" The word echoed again and all of a sudden digits appeared on their palms which showed the number '30'.
"You have managed to defeat the main opponent of level 1 and have acquired 40 points! However because you didn't defeat this opponent alone the reward will have to be divided equally amongst you three so each of you has 13 points! Now you face round two, the elimination round! Now let me explain the situation so that you all understand. You needed 10 points to pass level one however....you need 50 points each to pass level 2! Once you pass a level all the injuries that you have acquired will instantly be healed, all thanks to the suit you wear. You can also trade in your points, to heal yourself, heal your comrades or gain a different Alchemic ability, no matter which one you pick it will cost you 20 points! In the elimination round 24 Asylums will take part yet only 12 can pass, each Asylum is worth ten points! Good luck; you have a five minute break!"