Day/Time: Day 2
Location: Dream Land
Word Count: 747
Tag: @Holy Soldier@Etherean Fire@Zarkun@Leaves
Frisk could see how startled the lawyer was at how Marx died, but they weren't exactly in an amused mood to be laughing at anything right now. Thankfully, the lawyer seemed to get the hint from their incessant tugging at his suit sleeve, and he followed them to the staircase, with Cloud behind them. During the time of the escape, Frisk was not even aware that Cloud swore under his breath. Soon after, Alicia and Banjo Kazooie made it into the staircase respectively. Frisk waved away the dust and debris from their face as well.
The child leader looked to everyone, making sure that they were all unharmed. Before they could say anything though, a metal device appeared from Alicia's armor and hovered in front of them. They weren't really surprised (they figured that this was a ghost in a metallic body, like Mettaton). After the ghost introduced itself as Iron, and asked if Frisk was the leader, they nodded and answered politely, "That's right. My name is Frisk. It's nice to meet you, Iron," They figured it was best to introduce themselves as well. Especially since there was a confused lawyer who didn't seem to know who anyone is or what's going on.
Frisk looked to Cloud when he spoke up about how the first battle with Marx was only the first battle out of many. After the reminder, Frisk answered, "I agree. We also need to talk to our new team member and let him know about what's going on as well,"
After Frisk answered, Cloud turned on them and asked his questions. The questions did strike a chord. There was a fear that Frisk had, but it wasn't just death. They've died plenty of times in the Underground and always came back through sheer DETERMINATION. No...it was the permanence of death towards the people they met, and the death of their friends and family. Most of all, they were terrified of who they would become if they decided to murder every single person on their path. What if their nightmares were a premonition?
Instead of letting that fear show and give off the appearance of a frightened child, Frisk remained stoic, shoved the fear to the back of their mind, and gave the appearance of an Ambassador of Humans and Monsters of Mt. Ebbott. They knew that if their fear took over, then they would probably be sent back to the airship to wait, and they weren't willing to do that! They were here to help! As they shoved the fear away, they thought about how Toriel or Asgore would handle this situation. Toriel and Asgore were the wisest choice to emulate out of all of their friends, because Frisk themselves needed to be a leader for this group, and their adoptive parents were the King and Queen of Monsters after all. Their demeanor was calm and professional. It was different than the cheerful and energetic child from before on the airship,
"Mr. Strife, Ms. Harnick, I can assure you that my decisions are not based on fear, it's based on my previous experiences. Killing someone never helps with anything. Especially since we're trying to recover Mario's soul, not assassinate someone. I was hoping we could end the fight peacefully and not attract too much attention to our group. But now that we murdered Marx, I think we just made ourselves more of a target, and lowered chances of finding someone who might be willing to point us in the right direction to Mario's soul."
They had addressed Alicia as well, since she was the one who dealt the killing blow to Marx.
They sighed through the nose and started "As for the strategy, and as I have mentioned before, I can keep CHECKing on the people we encounter, and keep my eyes peeled for Mario's soul. I'll also be able to let you know about their conditions. I'll admit that I am accustomed to finding non-violent ways to end the battle, but I can fight as well if need be,"
They then looked to Phoenix Wright, and they recalled how he was searching for the truth and interrogated Marx. Frisk had a feeling that might be of great help in their search.
They then asked Alicia and Cloud, "For the fights, can't you two just knock our opponents unconscious?"
Knocking the opponents seemed like a fair compromise. Cloud and Alicia wouldn't be held back, and everyone would still get out alive if the opponent was just knocked out cold.