Unlikely Remedy Nov 5, 2018 20:46:53 GMT
Post by HungryHunter on Nov 5, 2018 20:46:53 GMT
The lighthouse was flooded with light not of its own making as the robot stalked closer. Its head dangled upside down just to get on the level of the lighthouse, so tall was the thing. The thundering footsteps stopped only meters away. There was silence to accompany the light until a dread creaking played. With the speed of a slug, a metal finger longer than Amai was tall stretched into their space. It extended until it gently tapped the other end of the room before curling to probe it.
Ludomir held a finger to his lips. The finger scraped the ground, seeming to carefully avoid the lightbulb at the room's center and having difficulty entering the corners where they hid. Ron clenched his bladder, almost as terrified of the humiliation as of the monster outside. It was all he could do not to scream and fly away. Tears flowed down his face and he grasped unthinking for Ludomir's hand. The steel hand clenched his tight until finally the claw withdrew.
Still the robot remained, staring, until the tiniest of noises broke the silence. The snap of the twig made the machine veer away, light catching a human figure that shone brilliantly clad in white cloth and steel armor. The robot went in chase and within minutes, both figures were lost in the thickening woods. Ludomir finally breathed a sigh of relief that broke out into a miserable cough.
"Fucking fuck! I thought you said you could stop whatever's in our way, 'threat or not'!?" Ron's mocking tone as he insulted Amai couldn't hide his shaking legs. "Don't... don't take this out on her." Ludomir pulled himself to his feet, looking carefully into the darkness until he was absolutely certain the robot would not return. "We got extremely unlucky there. I'm friends with some of them, but Emy never trusted me." Ludomir waved for them to leave the lighthouse and started down the stairs. Ron jumped out the window, letting the thrill of the fall work off some of his nervous energy.