Collab with @Klumsykrow357 and @The Man Emperor
The light shimmered on her hands and she stared at it curiously wondering exactly what ability she had temporarily made her own. She was about to start to question if she could fly with the light wings when she had her attention turned to Muerte.
Staring at him with piqued interest, everything he was saying was true and had a point but there was something else. The more he spoke, the more she started to realise it wasn't time to let herself be distracted anymore. This was serious, not only serious for the Earth itself as she had thought and half cared about. This was serious for her friends, their loved ones and their lives.
Focused upon Muerte, she smiled slightly before nodding and then started to rummage in her pants. Quickly bringing out a pen she started to focus on her arm, as she scribbled out words as fast as her brain could come up with them. Words like alien, hostile, sight, ally, delay were hastily written onto her forearm.
Then looking at the scrawls on her arm for a moment, she then turned to look back at Muerte. She knew there was probably a good reason he had added the part about closing her eyes but she hadn't planned on telling this to someone she had just met. Leaning in to him, she quietly spoke to him hoping that no one else could hear.
"If I have to keep my eyes closed you or Natefred are going to have to help me. I ...," A dozen thoughts ran through her head. How would she even manage to explain this. She didn't want to tell him that it was one of the ways people had restrained her in order to control her growing powers. She didn't want him to learn about her past, but she also didn't want to seem like a small child. So she lamely just ended with, "I don't like to be blinded."
Muerte watched her closely, feeling relieved that he had her attention but still a little tense as he watched her work. He waited with bated breath as she scribbled on her arm and suddenly he realized what she was doing. His tension turned to anticipation as he waited for the final result. He only hoped that it worked and that it wouldn’t hurt her. When she finally spoke he listened, then nodded before replying in a reassuring voice.
”I promise to keep you safe, whether your eyes are closed or not.
He sensed that there was something she was not saying, and assumed that whatever it was must be pretty bad if she wasn’t being forward with it, but it didn’t matter. She was entitled to keep or tell her secrets as much as he was. The fact that he had mentioned his sister buzzed at the back of his brain but he focused instead on what Cadence was doing now.
Cadence then moved away from Muerte with a slight embarrassed smile. Quickly looking back at Natefred she gave him a reassuring smile, before she then closed her eyes and concentrated as she started to loudly declare her spell.
"With new open eyes I see the world
Let my powers and potential be unfurled
With my new found ability and sight
May each unveiled look become my fight
All hostile alien invaders that my eyes perceive
Everyone a cold stone imprisonment they will receive
No more movement, breath or talk
As their bodies turn into solid rock
To friend and ally, safe from my power they will stay
And each time my eyes close the spell shall delay
Until the time a new spell is cast
Let this new found power not be surpassed."
A neon green light issued from within her chest and then as if to answer, her closed eyelids also glowed the same green. Her brave smile faltered a little as she could feel the spell take effect, and her hand involuntarily went out to touch Muerte's.
The feeling of the warmth under her hand instantly snapped her out of it though and she quickly opened up her eyes. Her hand back at the side, she was trying to look pretty much anywhere else but back at the guy she had put more trust in than any other human she had met for the last decade.
Muerte gave her hand a gentle squeeze when she grasped it and somewhat unwillingly let it slide from his grasp. Now it’s time to test our theory Muerte looked around for more aliens and didn’t see any immediately, they’d have to move at least a little ways from the square.
”Let’s go find some aliens. I’ll be right with you Cadence. Lead the way.”
He also sent an abridged version of recent events on the ground to Ruyn and Cryo as well as a suggestion that they keep searching for more metas and taking out ships like before.
Cadence quickly started to put her pen behind her ear as she tried to play down what had just happened even though a light blush had started to cross her face. Not happy with it behind one ear, she quickly put it behind her other. Not feeling it either, she finally just took the pen and shoved it into her jean’s pocket. Looking up back at Muerte, she nodded slightly before she quickly headed back to her feline mount. She had no idea what to do with this sudden feeling in her chest, and so she was all too happy to throw herself back into the familiar. Jumping onto the cat’s saddle she looked back at Natefred, really hoping that none of her feelings were on her face. With a bright smile she jokingly told him , “If I have to close my eyes, I’m trusting you to not let me fall off the kit cat.”
With that, she turned back to the front and gave the big cat a scratch on the fur near its ear to reward it for being so patient with her. Bathed in the warm sunlight she took in a deep calming breath before she then urged the beast forwards once again.
Nathan, who had been gawking at the spectacle of Cryophoenix just crash landing onto the side of a building after Verge teleported away, didn't respond immediately, as he was too… absorbed. Everything had been happening very quickly; some guy wished to kill all of humanity, and Ruyn and Cryo got really mad at that.
And now, Cadence was having a spell that kills aliens that look at her.
"Ah, yeah, right, right. Sorry." Nathan nodded profusely, holding onto the beast, trusting himself not to fall off, and to keep Cadence up. She was all from his past life that still mattered, and… he'd do everything for her. Even sacrifice his own life.