Seems like the Eliminator had noticed them! Upon seeing Alex and Dane rush up towards him, the monster shapeshifted into human skin bites its bottom lip. 'Why aren't we allowed to use our powers here again?' Asked Dane to Athena.'Because we don't want to cause panic within the audience. Besides, did i just hear that right? Old Man was murdered and was left to rot?''Yeah. That's the base of what Alex said. Besides, we're chasing it now. It's walking towards some little hallway. We hope we can catch up.''Right. Chadwick is coming your way too. Don't let the monster escape again. Even if we have to tear this place down with a fight, we will. That monster needs to be taken down at all costs.' Said Athena in their joint resonance.'Understood.' Replying to her instructions in unison, the group dispersed to corner the monster. To catch it and enquire a lot, lot things about it's species.'It's gone into the hallway. Dane has eyes on it.''You know it's going to disappear in a flash, rig
"Might as well begin searching for him in the crowd if that's the case. If it can shapeshift...so should we. It's main target, is me." Dane concludes. Athena sighs as she tries to explain the situation to Dane."How do I know what is the real monster if I can't even sense it? This is a ridiculous job.""That's weird coming from you, Athena." Dane furrowed his eyebrows."Lady Athena seems different today. What happened to you, Lady Athena?" "Shouldn't I feel bothered that this monster is slowly becoming much untraceable and powerful than us? It's uncanny. It shouldn't be this way. Hunting is supposed to just...happen. All of this doesn't happen in Monster Hunting." Alex clicks his tongue at Athena's words."Well, welcome to the world of brains then. We use it to hunt, too." Dane wanted to laugh at how witty Alex had sounded. But he knew his own lover would be disappointed with him. Sulking in a corner and all."Whatever. Just let me know what are we doing to hunt this monster down."
Dane was about to walk away when Athena quickly reached out for his arm. Looking over his shoulder, he spoke."I'm going to go there alone, Athena. No one can stop me. Not you either." "I know I can't stop you. He's got on our nerves for sure. But what you can do is let us on this mission as well. You, me, Charlize, Makio and Joule. Maybe Johan and Luke Crysalis too." "What about Chadwick?" Dane immediately enquired."Him too. Because we need to travel at the speed of light, to chase that monster down. Now, I know this monster looks like it likes to play games, but isn't that too much for a mere monster? I feel as if we're trying to hunt nothing.""You think it'll be an easy task because it's a bloody, low grade monster, Athena?" Turning around, Dane looked into her eyes. She nods softly."But weren't you the one who's told me 'never underestimate your opponents'?" "Right...thank you for humbling me." The woman was clearly annoyed. She walked past him while Dane lifts his head to l
"We've lost it! I can't believe we lost it!" Dane held himself back from punching or even stomping the ground for he could demolish the whole building, taking down the residents of it with himself. "You need to calm down, Dane.""The fuck I cannot, Dane. It's an important asset! A new kind that has become such a menace! You know how menacing lightspeed is yourself. And it's punches, it's fight is at least Athena's level."'Liz, I hope you're keeping track of where this monster goes, right?' 'You mean by seeing who it kills next? I'm keeping the face match on.''Okay. The moment you know it's killed someone...and drank their blood. Let me know. At this point, if it keeps killing monster hunters with powers, it'll grow undefeatable. I'm afraid even I—''What are you talking about? That's not the prophecy I know about you! Stop yapping like a child and come back here so we can send you back to where it'll attack next.''Yes.'"You heard her, right Chad?""Yeah. At times of dilemma, yo
Furrowing his eyebrows, Dane didn't really get the signal from Dylan. Why would he need to a build a new counter attack in the robots if monster hunters were more than enough to end monsters?"It's simple logic, thick-skull. My warriors don't have resonances. Chimera do, not my warriors." Dane felt like the most stupid imp ever. Sitting down on the chair again, he questioned Dylan, yet again. "So what do you plan on doing with these?""Create stability. Some monsters could evolve to hide their resonances from us. But my warriors will distinguish them by their attitude. It's easier to find a monster in a crowd full of people than find a human in a crowd full of monsters." Dane jumped his eyebrows at Dylan Dian."That's very much true. And oddly...philosophical. Well, I give you permission to upgrade every single one of them and send them across the globe. Or do you test the prototype first?" "The latter, then the first suggestion. I'd send them without your permission or grant anyway.
Around three weeks after the incident, the monster hunting headquarters was stable with minimal case reports recorded ever. There were barely any monsters emerging from the dead and deed. It felt...blissful."How many cases today?" To the beeping sounds of machines, Charlize asks as she sits over the cushion of a chair opposite to it. Munching on a small snack she could afford from a vending machine, she placed her legs on the desk and waited for the numbers to show up."45 since morning, huh? Well, it's evening already." Charlize then looked down at her lap."Or is this a sign that something big is coming, again? Like the calm before a storm?" "What are you mumbling to yourself there, love?" Dylan Dian speaks after hearing her from the distance. "Thank you for the tea, Dylan." The man chuckles at how she dismisses him. "It's not the calm before the storm. Trust me. This is...peace." Charlize stares into his grey eyes as he nods."Believe it or not. With the power we now have, mons
"Did you...hear her?" Holding the glass of champagne in his hand, Dane turned to the sound of her. She looked normal, but her heart was thudding out of her chest. Walking into his embrace as they view the ocean, breathing its mist, Athena waits for his response."I did. I am not shaken. This doesn't feel like new information for me. That power...it seemed alien in many ways." Explained he."I see. Even I couldn't...""Don't think about it, Athena. It's going to keep killing you until you finally realize how worthless you are.""You are forcing me to think about the same, Dane. Thank you for the word, too. Worthless." Athena scoffed. "But...don't you think we should start investigating?" "How would we do that if we can't even track where it has come from? The monster wouldn't open it's mouth even by a bit. It's...resisting every torture method, healing at the speed of light. No drugs work on it either because it isn't from earth. There are several earth element users who kept it locke
'So that is what you meant...alright.'He breathes calmly and runs his finger along the blade which glows black. The slash he made through the monster's chest defeated it, but it was kept alive. "I believe you are made of water as well. Let me manipulate your molecules to follow my command..." Dane's Force-Human form brought darkness to the clouds. His powers were...increasing. "I feel a nasty amount of Force oozing out of him. What did he do...?" Joule asked Makio Chen. The woman shook her head, having no idea of what she saw either. "I don't know what is going on, but it looks like Dane just won." Keeping his eye on the monster, Dane slowly turned his gaze to look at Athena. She just stood, recovered from her injuries as she stared at him. He flew towards her, slowly getting his human self back."Hi..." he slowly uttered to greet her yet again. They've been apart for a few days, but it felt like an eternity. "See. Like I said...it's just the beginning. This thing inside me...it
The monster turned around, having had a layer of its back blasted off by Dane. It smirked, looking at his levitating figure with amusement like no other."So you are finally here...""Yes. I am. You called me here. You summoned me here...by hurting the people I love the most.""Oh? Her? You're talking about this...wimp?" Dane glared at the monster who picked up Athena again. The poor woman was already in pain, her muscles and bones shifting to recover. The monster crushes her again, almost bursting her head off. Dane couldn't tolerate her blood curdling scream. He went straight into the monster's face!However, the monster's speed was such a menace...even for him! 'This is bad...I can't risk getting you to take my form either. You don't have enough energy yourself.''You're a fool if you think I can't grow stronger. Did you forget I am literally a part of the universe? Let me stay still for a while, I will absorb some force for you.''You...can do that?''When I'm in shape myself,