October 14, 2013
A Scary Story Of Scion (Part 4)
The scions of Amaterasu, Huitzilopochtli, Athena, Heimdall, and Hephaestus quickly acted to protect themselves against these strange attackers. They had no idea why these rather normal looking people were acting this way. Were they zombies? Had the five of them just stepped into some strange horror movie or a Silent Hill video game? (and yes, that was said “in-character”) Unfortunately, all they could do was fight for their lives.
While the scions of Huitzilopochtli and Heimdall fended them off and tried to keep them from getting to the others, the scion of Amaterasu headed for the back to try and get out. While she could not bring herself to abandon the others, she was going to try and find a way out so that they could escape and hopefully trap their three attackers in the bar. The scions of Athena and Hephaestus were quick to follow her lead, though the situation changed when the scions of Huitzilopochtli and Heimdall began getting overwhelmed and the scion of Amaterasu quickly returned to their aid. Though there was little she could do, she was determined to try. The scion of Athena was not so willing to throw herself back into the fray and unlocked the back, only to find a group of four more people standing just outside. In an almost comedic fashion, she very calmly shut the door once more before quickly calling for the scion of Hephaestus to help her barricade it with whatever they could find.
Meanwhile, the fight had turned deadly. Realizing that these “things” were out for blood, the scion of Huitzilopochtli reacted in kind, slaying the first of them outright before turning his attention to the others. Rejoining the fight after barricading the back, the scion of Hephaestus did the same, only with a bottle full of alcohol and a lighter. Though he nearly risked burning down the whole bar, they managed to bring down the other two in short order.
Quickly taking stock of what was going on, at least to the best of their abilities, the scions agreed that they needed to escape this town. The back way was no good, so they headed out the front. Unfortunately, what awaited them was a line of men and women surrounding the bar. These were much like the first three, seemingly in a daze of some sort. While the living wall of bodies did not advance upon the scions, it did force them to retreat back into the haven of the bar, which they quickly fortified as best they could. That was when the second television turned itself on once more and the white face appeared again, only this time it began to scream with the sound of static. The scion of Huitzilopochtli was quick to dispatch this television much as he had the last, but the face was not content.
A radio in the back turned itself on and began shouting in a voice of static, a shout echoed by the line of seemingly hypnotized men and women surrounding them outside. It said to them “Death to the Scions.”
And also the beginning, for this adventure, at least for these characters, is far from over.
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