Amanda saw everything happening as if she’s been there for years, madam Alexeya’s sudden appearance, the blocking of the Titan attack via that black shield, the reveal that she’s the Baba Yaga, and then the opening that everyone had been silently hoping but not expecting. Amanda knew she had to do something once Baba Yaga gave everyone the opportunity, she was ready to take her shot from her arm cannon before Scarlet beat her to the punch in firing the 50 cal from the distance.
A part of her is happy that she has such a great friend that she can depend on, but a part of her is also jealous at the thought that Scarlet might land the killing blow and not her. And she’s not going to let that stand personally.
She won’t stop the bullet from hitting its trajectory, that’s just silly and will probably get the whole team killed, but she’s gonna fire a bullet aimed for the Titan’s neck, a sort of insurance shot in case Scarlet’s shot didn’t manage to kill the beast.
The 5.56 fired from her arm guns does not have the stopping power as Scarlet’s 50 cal fired from her rifle, but it does have enough of a stopping power to bleed the Titan to death with the opening Baba Yaga provided to her.
And sure enough, as soon as she fired that bullet, it seemed as though both rounds landed the killing blow to the Titan. Nobody knows which bullet killed who, but if the giant isn’t killed by Scarlet’s bullet going for the chest, the bullet fired from Amanda’s gun will surely ensure the Titan’s death.
And the Titan did die, and Amanda could only breathe a sigh of relief as the giant eventually fell to the ground. She knew that the team had taken a good beating, and she, out of all people, know very well that the rest of the day should be spent on rest and relaxation, they’ve earned it after all the mess they’d endured right now.
Walking downstairs, Amanda spotted the rest of the group, and proceeded to hug everyone personally for what they did today. “Good job… everyone.” The android declared, the system errors she had after the bout against that Titan definitely impacted her ability to speak. “I’ll need to… contact the Android… production… fa-fa facility to send in a… c-c-care package, the fight against the Titan definitely did some… d-d-d-damage to my systems. We’ll take the rest of the day off… okay?”
She didn’t even bother to hear from the rest of the team as she went back to the car, the rest of the team already following her. Just as she was starting to the car, however, the Slavic deity quickly walked towards the driver’s seat and leaned in on the door. Her face telling Amanda all she needed to know. “Hey Amanda. I just wanna say that. I really like how you handle the team you have here. It seems that you are keeping the team energetic and ready for their jobs, something I honestly struggle with whenever I get paired up. Just get to the office and get that care package sent from America okay? I’ll take care of things personally from here.” Baba Yaga then proceeded to give Amanda a thumbs up, a move she responded in kind as she proceeded to drive back to the office, the rest of the team either in the car with her or following her to the Minsk office. Their jobs are pretty much done at this point.
Madeleine did heed Morgana’s warnings, as she nearly tripped into a curse well concealed by the dirt around it. It would’ve given her a nasty lifesucking force that she does not want in her right now. “Hey Morgana, can you dispel this lil curse right here?” The demoness asked before she avoided a bullet and fired back, killing another cultist assaulting her.
Things have been going well, the cultist attacking her first has given her a solid reason to engage back, but… honestly. Things have been going too well that she’s getting an uncomfortable feeling something’s off. The fire support given by Xaviron and the advice Morgana has given her is paying off dividends, she would’ve been shot in the back by a cultist weren’t it for Xaviron being a quick draw and firing his pistol at the assailant on her back, and Morgans’s advice on curses is really helping her avoid the ones that can give her a bad case of dying.
But still, things have been going too easy, where’s the challenge? Where’s the cult that released a roggenwolf into the living world like it’s nobody’s business? Where is the cult that consulted with Morgana’s coven? Where is it?
And just as she opened yet another door into another building in the compound, probably the third one she’s opened, did her worst fears did come true. “Shit!” Madeleine quickly said as she closed to door afterwards. Busy casting a sealing spell before the door (and the entire building for that matter), the creature that bursted from the other side of the door is a metallic golem, definitely a more modern creation considering the alloys used as the base for the golem. The demoness’ forehead began to sweat a little as she realized that the Witches coven might be giving more knowledge than she anticipated.
“Hey… uhhh, Morgana?” Madeleine asked, discarding her rifle and unsheathing her Zwehainder. Barely avoiding a downward punch from the golem. “Any tips on defeating this hulking monstrosity of a golem? This is something I definitely didn’t expect your coven would teach.”
The demoness avoided yet another hit from the golem before she went on the offensive, striking her flaming Zweihander towards the calves of the creature. Only to hear a twang sound as the sword barely scratch the surface of the damn thing. “Motherfu-” Madeleine exclaimed as the golem’s leg moved, kicking the demoness and sending her flying into another wooden building.
She might need some… assistance if she were to succeed in defeating this thing.