You ditch all the fairies behind you! You get running for the left path, the one lined with trees!
You get a good distance before you hear fairies behind you trying to follow suit. But you're well ahead of the pack.
Kuroko steps out slowly to block your path, looming eerily. Her arms are crossed under her breast, knife dangling pointedly from her fingertips.
"Kid, can't you take a hint? You're cute, co I'll give ya' one warning. We were payed to kill everyone who tries to step on to these paths."
Little Red, not moving to help, chimes in.
"Well, it was just this gate before, but the nohka's call was a change in orders, so..."
Kuroku bent over double, the clear difference in your sizes made all the more obvious by how she seemed to engulf all light. You aren't trembling beside her! And your knees most certainly aren't knocking, nosiree Bob!
"... so them's the ropes, sweetheart oh god dammit, now she's trembling."
Kuroko turned her head to look at Little Red, her body curving to follow like a snake.
"Are you SURE there wasn't anything in the contract that'd let us keep one?"
"Keep one what? I mean, LET US THROUGH!"
Kuroko's head snapped to attention, smile gone. Where it had been, a bored frown rested instead.
"Oh yeah? And who's gonna' make me, squirt?"
Behind you is a gaggle of fairies of varying types. Seven, to your count. Four of them were sticking tight to each other, a balanced looking party it seemed. Then the other three were right behind you. All seven fairies were trembling. The one who'd spoken, a particularly pretty fairy with royal blue-and-white hair and a maid costume, spoke again, trying her level best to sound brave.
"We have you outnumbered! Let us through this instant, please!"
Kuroko is brandishing a knife, but is enamored with your cuteness. Or so it seems, at least. But she and Little Red have just been approached by a group of fairies looking for an exit following you.
[ ] Finally! We can take 'em! It's eight on two! The odds are in your favor!
[ ] Step back. Perhaps an opportunity will present itself to slip past. Although there aren't many spots you could stand that would allow you not to make that too obvious...
[ ] Side with Kuroko. She obviously likes you, so browny points are best here! She might let you through (or protect you!) if you get on her good side!
END OF DAYS ABILITY UNLOCK: RAPID SCAN! This ability can only be used just before a fight to get a rudimentary understanding of everyone in a fight. Nowhere near as detailed as a regular scan, but a good starting point at least! For this first use, it can be a free action!
- [ ] Take a quick look at who came to help you.