"It must be nice to forget. Others are finding it much harder," he said, maintaining a sharp cool. What it is you owe. Did you think the Shadow Beasts were something you could slither away from? You could just escape. Your deeds have been tallied Ms. Birdy. Time to collect."
Despite herself, Birdy felt chills run down her spine as his calm aura grew. A dark chill that cut away the light started to fill the area, as it grew Kinly faded into the shadows, the glossy photo laying on the ground. His cute, albeit somber voice came through saying "You look so happy now. But how can you when you're covered in blood? So much blood."
Birdy felt herself flinch at the child's words, her guilt crawling up her throat. Were they right? Was she incapable of walking away from all of that, without recompense? As the man's aura grew, she recognized what he was doing, Preparing his En so that he'd be more capable of responding to her physical attacks. She was impressed, he wasn't much older than her, and was capable of this. The man continued, naming himself at last. "Astley is the name of your assassin, Shadow Beast. I'll tell you now that no matter what you do, you won't beat me. Not with only your voice. So let me make this painless for you." she knew if they kept cajoling her, she might just get pulled into this faceless death. And when that boy's voice came to her in the darkness with such a sad plea, she felt her knees go weak. "Let him give your victims true peace,"
She was tempted to concede, to allow them to do this. But the truth, she has seen so much death, and already knew that more death was not the answer to solve for death in the first place. No one was given peace through death. It only ever bred guilt, sorrow, and grief.
"This would give no one peace. What a foolish idea, to kill to bring peace to the dead. They're already dead what more peace could they have?" jumping backwards, as she focused her aura into her hands, she quickly brought them together, releasing sound waves that were heightened to a bone shaking amount. Without looking at them again, she tool off running towards the fence, jumping, she bent her body grabbing the top of the fence then flipped over it. Landing she continued to run, hoping to disappear into the darkness.