Once I got up (late in the morning because usually I sleep in late) I instantly got dressed and such and went outside to meet up with Sam.
"Where are you going, Rosalie?" Selena asked once I reached the door. I look at her in the eyes for a moment. She didn't ask out of concern, she was just curious.
"I'm seeing the Nairas." I answer before starting to exit through the door, but she stops me.
"I don't think you can. Someone from MorcuCorp is in our territory. We thought you could go after him, or her." Although I don't say anything, I pull out my sword and my gun, which signals that I'd take the mission.
"Thank you, Rosalie. We already sent Jenny and Candy out there, even though I think you'll be the one to get the job done." She noted as I head outside. I haven't been sent out on a mission for a while, so I was glad to finally go out on one.
After about an hour of patrol, I was seriously doubting there was any MorcuCorp here. Until I saw a plane lower down from the sky into the trees. That could possibly be MorcuCorp. I quickly run over to where the plane would possibly land. After a few minutes, I stay hiding once I see them. There was five different people, one of them being Flameheart! There was a guy who I guessed also worked for MorcuCorp, and the other three were his prisoners. Three different girls...
"So those are the three girls you took that Brandi imformed me about?" Flameheart asked the guy, and he nods.
"What's their names?" He doesn't respond for a moment while looking at the three girls. After a minute or so he finally starts to speak.
"T-T-Tomoe..." He spoke while pointing at a tall girl with black hair, dark blue eyes and wearing a light green to light blue dress who was about twenty three.
"Hot-a-ruuu..." He continued as he pointed at a girl who was probably twenty one with bold aqua blue hair who wore playful clothes of many colors.
"Cho..." He finished off with the last girl who was the same age as Hotaru and had bold hot pink hair with red-orange eyes and wore clothes of the same colors.
"I see... For some reason, they remind me of one of Rosalie's friends... what's her face? Well, what should we do about them? Why do we need them, anyway? Maybe we should just let them go?" Flameheart wondered with the guy simply ignoring her. He just looked around the place, knowing something was here. Did he know I was nearby?
"Come on, Zero. You're the one who kidnapped them, not me. So what do you think we should do with them?" She repeated, but Zero was still ignoring her. He knew something was there. He kept looking around the place, and eventually he pulled out his axe while still looking around the place. Suddenly something jumps out and heads straight at Zero. It lands on him and chops it's teeth into his arm multiple times. Zero swings his axe at it and the blade splits the it's skull into two. It falls onto the ground, finally dead. Zero crouches over it with his axe put away.
"Zero? Are you okay?" Flameheart asked while heading over to her. He ignored her, for he seemed to be whispering something to what laid before him. He then pulled out his pocket knife and started slicing it's flesh. He pulled out some of the muscle and held it to his mouth.
"Zero! You don't plan on eating that, do you!? It's not even cooked, and that's the meat of a rabid dog! It's already bad enough you got bit by him..." Zero kept the meat close to his mouth while glaring at her.
"Is he okay?" Hotaru asked while looking at him with concern.
"He obviously isn't. He better get to a hospital, quick!" Cho answered. Flameheart was suddenly looking around the place, quickly and fearfully.
"Where did that maniac go!?" She yelled while looking around frantically. She ran to where he could be, leaving the three girls alone. I finally show myself as I run over to the girls and untie their wrists.
"Are you girls alright?" I ask while untying their wrists.
"Yeah, I guess we are." Tomoe answered once they were each untied.
"I caught the lunatic trying to drink filty water. I don't know if he was trying to get cholera or if he has a death wish-" Flameheart started while holding onto Zero's wrist while walking when she suddenly noticed me.
"Oh hey, Rosalie." She greeted as Zero stared me on and I was forced to stare back at him. He forced Flameheart to let go of him and he pulled out his axe and pocket knife. I only pull out my sword, knowing that my gun would kill him, and I didn't want THAT to happen! He quickly runs at me with both of his weapons in his hands. I kick him in the stomach and he falls over. I get ontop of him and punch his face/head and a little bit of blood starts coming out of his mouth. He tries to push me off, but his nearly muscleless arms were too weak to do so. We stare at each other for a moment. I notice how much scars, animal bites, stitches and infections he had all over him. How greasy his hair was and how bad he smelled because of how he hadn't washed himself in weeks. How much blood was all over his clothes due to how many fights he's been in. How skinny and weak he was because he hardly ate much and hasn't been working out. How dead pale he was because he hasn't gone outside in forever. And how cold his eyes were, eyes full of hate and evil, full of coldness, but also full of neglect, abandonment and abuse.
"Are you okay?" I ask him, and he narrows his eyes.
"Get!" He yelled at me, and I get off of him. He gets off the ground after I do and faces me. He doesn't say anything, his coldness was enough. Get away. Leave. Scram. Don't come back. But his glare turned into a look of fear, shock and realization. He started to back away slowly and eventually ran off as quick as he could.
"I better go after him before he does something else stupid. See you around, Rosalie." Flameheart remarked before taking off after the maniac known as Zero. I wave back at her. The three girls look at me once they left.
"Do you work with them?" Cho asked me, and I shook my head.
"We're supposed to be enemies, but we're friends. I mean the redhead. The other one, that's my first time meeting him." I answer.
"Oh. I see..." She trailed off, and the four of us started heading back to SkyForce.
"Where did you come from? Were you watching us the whole time?" She asked before her older sister Tomoe gave her a look.
"Let me ask the questions, sis. Where are you taking us?" Tomoe wondered.
"How long have you been with him?"
"A few days."
"Okay. I'm taking you three to SkyForce. You'll be taken care of there." I answer while we continue walking. There was a moment of silence. We kept walking, heading towards SkyForce.
"Jeez, I'm glad that Midnight Spike dude didn't come after us." Hotaru remarked, and my eyes widen. Midnight Spike dude!?
"Cho, how many times do I have to say it? There's no such thing as fairies, there's no such thing as demons, or dragons, or night elves, or ghosts, or kushtakas, or zombies, or vampires, or cat people, or robots with emotions, so that ESPECIALLY means there's no such thing as suits of armor that can control themselves when no one's wearing them!" Tomoe yelled at Hotaru, who raised her hands up in defense.
"But Spike is real! He was created by the same guy who took away our little sister and the kushtaka girl who's the creator of evilness!" She explained, and Tomoe facepalmed herself.
"Who's Midnight Spike?" I ask, and Hotaru starts explaining.
"Night was supposed to be used as a proctective suit of armor for one of those villains to use. Instead, that created an actual evil being. Well, I'm not sure if it counts as an evil being, it was created, not born. Anyways, it's this suit of armor with a few spikes on it. And it only starts working at midnight, and it also has the pictures of the moon on it's chest. So that's why they call it Midnight Spike. It operates at night because that's when a cursed human skull inside it appears, it's source of life. When it's day time, the skull disappears, so Spike will be just no more then a suit of armor, but there's still a spell on it that will make it impossible to destroy in the day time. The only way to destroy Night is by destroying the skull at night. But it's very hard to destroy because Midnight will probably have you killed before that."
"Let's also not forget that IT. DOESN'T. EXSIST." Tomoe noted, and we see SkyForce up ahead.
"Well won't you look at that, there it is!" Cho remarked in attempt to make the other two forget about Midnight Spike for a minute. We headed over to SkyForce, and I knew they were in for a big surprise...