…supposedly a ONEshot but I think it's a THREE-FIVEshots now…
"…a sandwich would be nice…"
A/N: AU! Who would have never thought they would be bewitched by Legretta's sandwiches. The 6 God-generals were assigned to investigate something in the dessert when someone's stomach growled out of nowhere. What adventures waits when each of them found themselves on someone else's body on the next day? Taking a break from YOU ARE MY SONG since I have this dreaded Writer's block under my sleeves… gosh I was supposed to post this fic on the month of April but… *sigh* I'm not good in sticking with my schedules =_=
HUMOR/PARODY/ROMANCE Some AriettaXSync insights
May contain some swearing, mild suggested scenes and the like thus rated T…
May contain canon's background spoilers
I do not own Tales of the Abyss; the characters present and all xD I
"I have no time for this…" a long-redheaded general complained as he glared at the sandy floor. His bangs were pulled back of his head while his face bears a twisted look.
"Neither do we Asch; I don't understand why all of us, the God-generals, are entrusted to deal with this matter…" a blond-woman sighed while glaring at the paper she was holding onto. "…to think that we have to do this on foot—"
"Agh… this scorching HEAT! This is no place for a ROSE to be dawdling on!" a pale-headed geezer—I mean middle-aged man interrupted while sitting at his floating, fontech-chair. He frantically shot his head around different directions with an angry, snotty look plastered on his face. "WHO ARE YOU CALLING GEEZER? You disgraceful, insolent 3rd Person voice-whoever-you-are!" he boomed as he points his index finger in the entire place.
"Enough with your nonsense yapping, Dist, and who the hell are you talking to?" a green-headed boy barked as he raised a brow behind his mask. He gritted his teeth as he starts to quiver in his place, his remaining face eerily darkens. "Is it just me or someone is playing a complete fool out of me?" he muttered silently having a feeling someone is narrating what he is currently doing and thinking. Man I think I need to quiet down a bit…
"Let's get this mission done quickly so that we can get back to the commandant." A huge-man calmly stated as he stared at the horizon. "We couldn't afford another single minute being thrown from utter whining…" he grunted as he eyed his complaining comrades. He shot glances at the petite rosy-haired girl who was silently mumbling something under her doll. "Might you want to share what you have in mind, Arietta?"
"Ah?" Arietta pulled her face out of her doll and stared confusedly at the buffed-general. "W-what are we talking about Largo-san?" she blinked twice as she sheepishly scratched the back of her head.
"N-Never mind…" the large-man sighed as he looked away from the girl. He shot glances at Legretta who was still eyeing the piece of paper she was clutching on. "Legretta, Have they given any physical descriptions of the said creature?" he coolly asked, his hand was rubbing his temples out of apathy.
"I'm afraid they didn't…" She quickly responded not lifting a single eye away from the paper. "All they gave was a vague report about the people from the Oasis acting weird than usual…" she paused to wait for her companion's response/s.
"How can they be certain that the people's strange behavior was caused by a monster anyway?" Asch raised a question as he shook his head towards the blond woman.
"Do you have any other possible ideas aside the current assumption, Asch?" Largo lowly chuckled, his scythe was trembling from his gesture.
"Ugh…" he stopped from his feet as he raised his fist beneath his chin and pondered. He was beaten right away by the mad scientist who keeps claiming he is a ROSE than a REAPER.
"It could be caused by an ancient fontech mechanism…" he hypothesized while pushing the bridge of his glasses. He kept himself from twitching when he noticed he was being mocked by 'the same reason' again. Does he have an ESP or something *_*?
"Maybe it was foretold by that fucked-up Score?" Sync hissed as he waved a hand around an empty space.
"I side with the current assumption." The black lion calmly implied with confidence. He brushed a portion of his facial hair hanging around his face.
"Must have been because of the blazing climate…." Legretta sighed as she rubs off the sweat from her face. All of them besides the preoccupied Arietta eyed over the red-haired man for his opinion.
"P-probably…." He started feeling uneasy as he noticed all eyes were over him. "…. They are panicking from the abrupt lost of supplies or something?" He finished in a form of a question. He looked away from his comrades and continued walking ahead of them again.
"Was that supposed to be a question?" Sync snickered as he made a face behind Asch's back. Legretta and Largo looked at each other in confusion while the mad-reaper stared out of the empty area looking for 'something/someone' again. Sigh…The awfully quiet Arietta did nothing but to bury her face at her eerie doll. She hasn't contributed anything from their conversation yet.
"Food poisoning…." She inaudibly muttered her thesis under her doll making Sync's sensitive ears shot at her direction. He turned towards the loli-general and walked towards her. "What was that Arietta?" he snapped making Arietta jolt from surprise.
"Agh!" she squealed out of astonishment startling the 2 senior-generals from their composure.
"Sync! What do you think you're doing to Arietta?" the concerned Major narrowed her eyes towards the green-haired tempest while the black-lion walks in front and calms the trembling frail-hearted Lolli.
"Sheesh… I only asked her what she was muttering about behind her stupid toy that's all!" he coolly retorted as he rolled his eyes while arms all crossed.
Arietta glared at Sync for addressing her doll as 'stupid toy' and stuck her nose up. Largo saw this and did nothing but to laugh quietly. He patted Arietta's head making her shot up and meet his gaze. "So what were you saying behind your doll, Arietta?" he serenely asked still patting her head.
"I-I assumed that those people from the Oasis must have probably been—"her sentence was cut when a familiar voice suddenly called for them from a distance.
"What are you guys doing? The direction towards the Oasis is over here!" Asch shouted as he shook his arm at his idling comrades. "You all are being a drag!" He boomed from a distance as he started to walk farther away again.
Legretta shut her eyes s while Largo heaved a sigh as they started off towards Asch's direction. Arietta followed them while avoiding any eye-to-mask contact with the infamous storm-seeker who in return grunted from behind and shook his head towards the inattentive 'Reaper'. It seems like he was writing something from his notorious 'revenge-journal' again.
"Are you following or not, Reaper?" he jeered at him as he darted off leaving the self-proclaimed ROSE.
"W-Wait for me you impudent child! AND IT'S ROSE!" he commanded his floating chair to ran full-speed ahead towards his comrades still writing on his little, pathetic Journal. "I'm writing you all in my Revenge-Journal! Especially you 3rd POV Narrator!" oh… I'm scared *pretends to quiver* lol
=-=A MILE AWAY FROM THE OASIS=-=
"What the hell… whose stomach was that?" Asch's bright green eyes widens after hearing a strident and lengthy growl for food presumably caused by one of his comrades.
Legretta clears her throat and shook her head implying a 'It-wasn't-me' look while Largo shot glances at the 2 junior-generals from behind. Sync can't help himself from laughing at the 'culprit' who was only beside of him who couldn't do nothing but hide behind her doll from deep embarrassment.
"It's Gloomietta's!" the cocky tempest exclaimed as he snatched the culprit's 'stronghold' and kept a safe distance from her while jeering
"S-Sync you big Meanie! Give that back!" the petite-general hissed at Sync as her face reddens from humiliation. She started to lunge towards Sync's direction to get her doll back when another 'quake' occurred on her tummy.
Silence broke loose when the storm-seeking general screeched as he pounds his fists on the sandy ground. Largo walked towards the jeering teen and smacks his head using his broad fist while Legretta clears her throat once more as she approaches the deeply-flushed Arietta. Asch on the other hand, sweat dropped while face-palming. As for the four-eyed reaper, he was currently being chased down by bandits and monsters from behind of this comical scene. Too bad he was too far off from the group to be given notice and his mechanical, fontech chair has ran out of juice thus he was running while he was carrying it on his back.
"Arietta is hungry, let's stop for a snack break." The blond woman announced as she gesticulated Largo drop the sack of supplies hanging from his scythe. Sync, who got smacked from the head, sat down on the ground and massaged the bump from his head while muttering curses behind the black-lion.
"But the Oasis is just a mile ahead!" the red-headed boomed at Legretta as he pulled the long strands of his hair from annoyance. To think he is as short-headed and self-centered as his replica was.
Legretta shot a cold stare at Asch as she took out some materials from the sack. "Patience, Asch! I know you are worried about those people but we have to be at least prepared…" she paused for awhile to ask what Arietta likes to eat.
"U-uhm…. A s-sandwhich would be nice..." she timidly muttered as she knelt on the ground and stared at her hands placed above her knees.
Legretta nodded as she started to take the ingredients out of the sack while continuing where she left behind. "…who knows what may come up ahead and we can't afford any casualties because one of our support is famished." She finished before asking Arietta what her favored fillings for her sandwich.
Defeated, Asch slumped down and shook his head on his hand. Legretta was right after all, they need to be prepared or at least be fit in order to successfully finish their job and stuff.
"Because of what you did Sync, you'll get nothing but a stern lecture." Largo calmly boomed, finally taking notice of the tempest's silent curses and glowers behind him.
The youngest-general shot his head at the side and looked away. "FINE with me, I'm not even hungry anyway…tch." He continues to rub his aching head while continuing with his silent swearing.
"By the way, where is Dist?" Largo asked at Sync as he turned to him.
The green-haired boy jumped up from his place and crossed his arms still gripping at Arietta's doll and looked out of the horizon. He brought his face on a certain direction and waved the doll. "Isn't that him?" he said as he narrowed his eyes on a familiar figure being chased around by a bunch of monsters and bandits.
Largo followed Sync's gaze towards the said figure and quickly grabbed his huge scythe. "That's our Dist alright." He lowly chuckled as he motioned Asch to stand up from his place.
"What? You saying were going to help that creep?" Asch scowled as he reached over the hilt of his maestro sword.
Sync cracked his knuckles and twisted his head from left to right as a warm up and stared blankly at the black-lion. "Let's watch for awhile, it's been awhile since I last watched the 'Creaper' getting popular with the monsters" He mocked as he readjusted his mask and threw the eeire doll back to its owner. ((Creep+Reaper))
Arietta failed to catch her doll and ended up getting farther away from her. She pouted as she makes her way towards her doll. As soon as she thugs the toy out of the sandy ground, she spotted something glimmering from the ground, the same spot where she found her doll in the first place.
"W-What's this?" she pulls the glinting object off the ground. It was stuck but the frail girl was able to tow it off. She examined the object's details. It was some sort of an ancient-looking condiment holder. What's a shaker laying around on an empty deserted place in the first place? Probably dropped by some roaming travelers perhaps? She continues to ponder as she goes back at their temporary camp-site.
"Arietta, what do you have there?" Legretta noticed the pink-haired general holding something besides her doll. She stood up and approached the girl.
"Oh, um it's just a pepper shaker I found lying—"Arietta was cut off when the blond-woman quickly grabbed the shaker out of her hands.
"Just what I needed to finish the sandwiches…" she muttered coolly as she eyed closely the contents from the shaker. She turned back to her mini-kitchen and started sprinkling the contents of the shaker onto the food.
"M-Major Legretta?" Arietta's crimson eyes widens as she watched the oblivious blond-general does her thing. She starts to eat half of her sandwich and quickly motioned the trembling Arietta to eat hers.
"What's the matter? It's delicious…" Legretta took another bite of her sliced part as she eyed her anxious-looking comrade. The pink-haired general hesitated for moment but finally gave in as she took her packed sandwich and examined it for a bit.
The blond-general shook her head from Arietta's behavior and shut her eyes. "Don't worry, I checked carefully the contents from that shaker and found them safe and edible" she reassured the troubled girl by having another bite on her half-sliced sandwich. "See? It's safe, now eat your sandwich before it gets spoiled by these 'sand'" she added with a mild twist of sarcasm. Arietta meekly giggled and nodded at the senior-general.
"T-Thank you very much! Major Legretta…" she thanked wholeheartedly and quickly started nibbling on her sandwich. "Hmm! It's delicious!" she chimed as she continues to chew her first bite.
Legretta nodded with a subtle smile then called towards the males. "You all, get your butts here and eat your food!"
Asch turned and retreated towards Legretta's direction after getting bored from watching Dist in trouble. Largo let out his last chuckle for today then draws his free hand towards Sync's shoulder making the boy meet his firm grip.
"You stand guard for any enemies as we eat." He murmured before letting go of the boy's shoulder and walked back to their camp-site. Sync dusted his shoulder and let out an indignant sigh. "pff… whatever…"
Legretta hand over Asch's before he started to slice his into 2 parts. After slicing, he started munching over the 1st part. Largo claimed he wasn't that hungry so he decided to ask permission from Legretta if he could get half of her sandwich instead of a whole new one. Legretta doesn't seem to be bothered at all so she gave her remaining part to Largo and watched him swallow it in one bite.
"…that was rather… fast…" she commented as she packs away the ingredients and the spare sandwiches back in their sack of supplies. Largo let out a curt chuckle and took out a tissue paper to clean his mouth. "I'll take that as a compliment" he subtly grinned while helping her pack away.
Asch finished eating half of his sandwich and decided to save his other half on the future. He eyed at the Pinkette who was still not done eating her food, she hasn't reached half-way of her sandwich yet.
"Can you hurry up Arietta? We don't have all day you know…" he grunted while dusting himself off the ground.
Arietta briefly stared at her impatient companion then looked away feeling sad. "I-I'm sorry for being a drag…" she muttered, grasping tighter on her doll.
"tch…" was the only thing he said as he stared off towards the horizon. "Whatever… we needed to rest anyway." he added while gaping somewhere…
Arietta stared at the red-headed general then meekly nodded. She gazed at her barely nibbled sandwich and sighed. She took glances on the green-haired boy who was farther away from them. It seems like he hasn't eaten Legretta's sandwiches yet. She excused herself from Asch before walking towards Sync's place making sure she fastens her grip on her doll this time. Sync noticed her approaching behind but didn't bother as he dully eyed the Dist from a distance, still getting all the attention from the monsters.
"I-Is this sit taken?" she meekly asked while pointing beside the empty spot beside Sync, hiding her face behind her doll.
The green-headed boy took a quick glimpse on the girl then turned away to gaze back at the surroundings. "Yes, by my 'legs'" he snorted as he extending his flexible legs on the said spot.
"H-hey…" she pouted as she sighed and sat on the other empty side while keeping a safe distance from him.
"What do you want, Arietta?"he muttered wearily without turning to look at her.
"You haven't eaten anything yet…" she murmured as she handed a piece of her sandwich at him. Sync shrugged off the food and roughly turned his head at her.
"I'm not hungry! Geez, don't treat me like I'm some sort of your monster friends…" he frowned at her then quickly stood up from his place.
"I-I do not!" Arietta wailed at him as she stood up from her place as well. "…at least they do not waste the food I'm giving to them…" she whispers to herself under her doll much to Sync's annoyance.
The storm-seeker let out an exasperating sigh then once again, took away Arietta doll again up in the air despite her stern grip. "What was that Gloomietta?" he mocked at the pink-headed general while fishing her with her doll.
"Sync! You big meanie!" she whined as she jumped and reached over her doll. She was too short for her age and she knew very well that whatever jumps she does, Sync will continue to push her doll higher and further away from her with that height of his. "Show at least some respect to those who are older than you!"
"I believe respect is earned through hard work not some pair of useless-digits…" he chuckled after pulling the doll higher from the girl. Arietta momentarily glared at the mocking teen and continues her rather useless-attempts of getting her doll back from his grasp.
"Ah! Stop toying me around!" Arietta yelled at the green-haired teen as she gave up. She stared on the ground while her beady eyes start to moisten like she will cry in any moment. The storm-seeker paused for moment and gazed at her. Arietta noticed Sync's sudden pause so she shot her head up only to be flicked on the forehead by him.
"A-Awtch!" she whined as she quickly clutches her broad forehead. She glared at Sync who didn't even flinch from his spot.
"Toying you say…?" he stated in a serious tone as he inclined his face closer to hers.
"S-S-Sy-nc!" Arietta's face was only a few inches on Sync's. Thank Lorelei, for the obstruction hanging on his face he can't incline anymore without making his mask stab on Arietta's face.
'…Tch… the mask is on the way…' he muttered mentally as he eyed closely at the flustered girl. Arietta never felt getting this close with anyone before, especially with this emo kid pfff . She looked away as she felt her throbbing heart pounding in her ears.
"P-Please don't get this close!" she mumbled as she turned her head away from him. She clutched on her half-eaten sandwich tightly but not as tight as to ruin it. Sync noticed this and so she furtively snatched it out her frail hands and examines it for a moment.
"heh… whatever…" he munched the whole sandwich on his hand and with little effort in chewing he swallowed right away. "There… happy?" he scoffed as he dusts off the crumbs on his hands.
Arietta blinked a few times before responding and bit her lips. "Kinda…now give me back my doll!" out of frustration she unconsciously kicked the youngest general on the... groin. B*lls-eye...8D
"JEWEL OF LORELEI!" Sync yowled in pain as he drops Arietta's doll on the ground. He jerked around and fell off the ground while clutching on his—I mean Lorelei's…jewel. Lol.
Arietta gasped as she realized what she has done. She makes her way towards the sternly 'wounded' comrade not forgetting to pick up her doll in the way. "S-Sync are you alright?... I-I didn't mean to hurt you that way…" she justifies as she hides her face from her reunited doll.
Sync could hardly reply from the intense pain she just inflicted on his 'weak spot'. He rolled over from the ground as he tries to recoil away before snapping at her. "tch… I'll remember this, Arietta! Just you wait…argh…" he boomed at her while trying to get up from the ground.
Arietta can't help but to shake and swallow the fear building inside her throat. She shudders from the air he was giving off so she decided to retreat from him. "I-I'm so sorry!" she sincerely bows at him before finally retreating back to their camp-site.
The green-haired teen finally recovered I think as he steadily rose from the ground while not taking his gaze off the little general. He cursed between his breathe as he dusts himself from the sand. "…just wait til I get my 'hands' on you…" he grunted as rolled his eyes towards the opposite way. He noticed their 'Reaper' is heading his way towards their camp-site followed by a horde of monsters. He shook his head for brief moment then gave a whip kick on the air before finally going back to warn others.
"Largo, Asch, Legretta! Dist followed by a horde of enemies are heading out here in a quick pace… prepare yourselves!" he sternly said in a rather commanding tone at his comrades while still gaping at the direction of the incoming threat.
Asch turned his head at him and snorted. "He even brought them here? What an idiot!" he leapt towards Sync and followed the storm-seeker's gaze.
"He really is a Reaper alright, reaping what he has sown…" Largo boomed, grasping tighter at his scythe.
Legretta smirked at her comrade's sarcasm and quickly took out her dual guns from their respective holsters. "All eyes on the enemy!" she callously advocated at her fellow-comrades. She rolled her eyes towards her fellow female-comrade. "Arietta, stand behind me for you don't have your friends to protect you!" the caring god-general said in a stern but gentle tone.
The goth-lolli general stares back at Legretta and nodded. "R-Right! I'll cast some offensive spells then…" she replied as she positioned herself behind the blonde general.
"Throw us some support artes while you are at it!" Asch barked as he set his hand on the hilt of his sword, waiting for the moment to unsheathe it.
"U-Understood…" Arietta quickly complies from her comrade's suggestion as she firmly held her doll and chants an incantation spell making a fonic glyph appear beneath the sandy ground she stands on.
Largo heaved his scythe in front of him as he narrowed his eyes on the threatening horizon. "Now all have to do is wait for Dist to raise the signal" he grinned as he eyed his comrades' reactions.
"Speaking of the devil, here he comes wailing for his life…." Sync laugh at as he punched his fists together.
"H-HELP ME!" Dist snottily cried for help as he carried his useless mobile chair on his back. He slipped past behind his comrades and drops his confounded chair on the sandy ground to catch his breath. Arietta half-opened her eyes shot glances on the panting 'reaper' and quickly shut her eyes as she concentrated on casting another supportive spell to one of her rear guards. She was done with Asch and Largo and for her next target was Sync.
"Sharpness!" she thrusts her doll towards the green-haired boy until he was surrounded by red and orange light.
"About time!" Sync grinned as he starts to feels his physical strength stronger than usual. He waved a 'thanks-I'll-get-to-you-some-other-time-little-gir l' hand at Arietta then lunges ahead of his comrades towards a horde of white lizard-looking serpents. He avoided their tail-jabs through expertly ducking, side –stepping and leaping. "Ha! Too slow~…" he haughtily taunted as he delivers a furry of mid-air jabs on the off-guarded monsters. He leapt back to regain his balance then return back to score another kill.
Asch unsheathed his sword and darted towards an enemy party consisting of Breeze Spirits and Sand fangs. "You are gone!" he thrusts his sword forward to make his first kill on the white serpent monsters while avoiding getting hurt or knocked over by the wind-elemental spirits.
"Kids these days can't help keep their excitements to themselves… can they?" Largo lowly chuckled as he mowed his scythe towards a family of Sand Burglars. He was able to swipe the sand shamans before they could ever cast an arte. He then faces towards the thieves and burglars and slice them mercilessly not letting a single thief alive. He then sets off towards another party of them which happens to be under the youngest general's territory much to his annoyance.
"Don't hog up my portion of fun Largo!" he growled as he side stepped to avoid a Sand fang's attack and retaliated by a sharp upper-cut sending it towards a flock of Rustlets which happened to be Legretta's targets.
"So much for my target practice…." The blond-general let out an indignant sigh and quickly darted towards another set of flying Rustlets. She got hit by their constant dives leaving her some gashes. She quickly chants the incantation as she can before abruptly disturbed by their dives again. The quick-blond general shot back at them before igniting the high-level light attributed spell that got spell-saved earlier.
"Holy Lance!" as soon she yelled out the name of the high-spell arte, shining deadly lances rain't forth from the sky towards the brown-feathered birds, instantly killing them off. She twirled her guns up in the air with a satisfying smirk plastered on her face as she felt soothing sensation dwelling on her body. She eyed momentarily on Arietta who just finished healing her. "Thank you very much, Arietta!"
"…" Arietta briefly nodded as she starts to cast a high-leveled offensive spell towards Largo's side of overpowering enemies.
"Oh frigid blades…." Asch chanted a spell as quickly as he can while he draws his sword in front of him, the fonons around him started to draw towards every fonslots of his body. As soon as he finishes his chant, he thrusts his sword up in the sky as he exclaimed the name of the arte.
"Icicle rain!" Out of the sky came raining down piercing pointed icicles towards the monsters, most of them got killed instantly while some survived and tried to flee for their lives. "Oh no you are not!" he chases the fleeing monsters and mercilessly kill them with some stabs and more spell artes.
Dist on the other hand, was not able to get his chair on the move because of the lack of materials thus he can't summon any of his fontech machineries. He avoids getting bashed and killed by the walkers by simply…. Running and ducking out of the lunges. Sorry… I have no idea how Dist fights personally cuz usually he relies on his fontech robots ==;
"AGH!~ Get away from me you rodents!" He screamed like a girl as he attempts to hide behind Legretta only to be accidentally shot by her. She thought him as one of those monsters who sneaks in their backs.
"! You trying to kill me woman?, you are insane!" Dist yelled as he rans away from her fearing to be rain by her roaring gunshots. Legretta, who is known to have a quick-tempered personality, left her post and roughly chased the annoying Reaper. "I'll show you my true essence of insanity, Dist!" she howled while blankly shooting the white-haired evil scientist.
Because of Legretta's sudden dismemberment, there was an opening for the furtive Sand burglars to bash on their support leaving Arietta vulnerable from her constant castings.
She was unable to fight because her 'friends' were busy tending to their families. She tried once to befriend some of the enemy monsters but failed to do as she felt that there was something wrong with them, it's like the monsters were being manipulated by the bandits by some unusual arte. She was almost done casting another high-level spell when all of the sudden some agile and quick Sand burglars intruded her by knocking her out.
"Agh! G-get away from me!" she exclaimed towards the bandits while trying to get up. As soon as she stands up again she tried to ran towards Largo and the others but failed to so after a sand thief block her only way of escape. "Agh!" she cried out as loud as she can in order for the others to notice her. Fortunately, Largo was able to pick-up Arietta's cry, he faced the direction of her voice.
"Arietta?" Largo noticed the helpless lolli being surrounded by a family of Burglars. He mowed a group of monsters blocking his way towards Arietta but it's seems these kind of group of monsters are tougher than he expected and turned towards the nearest comrade who happens to be Sync busy fending off a small group of Breeze spirits. It seems he was done killing his 'portion of fun'.
"Sync! Arietta's on a tight spot…Get to her now quick!" Largo yelled at the vacant general while fending off a group of tougher monsters. Sync heard the black-lion and quickly scanned her.
"I'm on it!" As soon as he laid his eyes on her, he quickly darted towards her direction while avoiding the other persistent remaining monsters behind.
Arietta on the other hand, can't hold her pursuers any longer. One of the sand bandits suddenly lunged himself towards her, pinning her down on the ground.
"Ayiee! Get off of me!" She thrashed around the bandit's hold but failed to get away from his stern grip. The thieves laughed while the remaining stared longingly towards the girl's figure and curves. Unfortunate for Arietta, the one that pinned her down was one of those perverted fools. The said bandit daringly slipped his hand towards her legs making Arietta burst into tears and whimper as loud as she can.
"AGH! D-DON'T T-Touch me!" she cried as she thrashes around from the bandit's stern grip. The perverted bandit cackled and continue gradually drawing his dirty hand upward towards her *ahem*.
Out in the sky, a green-haired teen dove towards the surrounding bandits and completely wiped them off with a single arcane arte. As soon as he noticed Arietta being pinned down and 'touched' by one of the bandits, he gritted his teeth and his face started to darken as he dashes towards the bandit and lashed him with a furry of kicks and punches.
"You are messing with someone else's toy! You son-of-a-*toot*!" he snarled at the said bandit as he was collaring him down. He briefly turned at Arietta who was lying unconsciously supposedly been traumatized from the sensual act. The bandit uses this opportunity to grab his spare knife and thrust it on the preoccupied green-headed general. Fortunately for Sync, the bandit's vision was to hazy due to his current beat-up state so the only damage he done was knock his mask out of his face and slash a bit of his skin on his temples. Sync quickly smacks the knife out of the bandit's hands, twisting the hand that held the knife until it cracks before screwing his knee on the thief's guts, making him yowl in agony. He wiped off the blood running down from his forehead, cursing as he does so.
"You think I could just let you go and live after you just did that eh…" he sock the bandit right through the face before giving him a chance to say his prayers. The bandit couldn't shook its head because of the massive injuries. He tends to beg for his life by raising his free hand. Thinking the bandit was mocking him again, the storm seeker took this gesture as mockery and taunt. The free hand he raise was the same hand he used to 'touch' Arietta only to be enraged by the angst-injured boy further more. Sync's body suddenly stirs the fonons around the vicinity as he stood up from his place still collaring the poor bandit and raises his free hand in the air. A huge white fonic glyph suddenly engraved on the ground as he chants the incantations of a distinctive arte. As soon as he was done, he callously plunged the bandit down and let out a shrieking howl as before announcing the name of the arte.
"Sync! That's eno—" Legretta calls out of the distance as she runs towards the unconscious Arietta. She wasn't able to finish her sentence since it was far too late. The enraged green-headed general delivers a fatal punch on the bandit with his fist he just raised earlier followed by a furious proclaim of the arte's name.
The poor bandit, the carcasses of the monsters and the remains of the other killed sand burglars were burned into smitherins when the white fonic glyph engraved on the ground glowed and a blinding light came forth wiping everything clean within its range except for the one who casted the mystic arte who is safe on the center. As soon as the destructive light faded along with the engraved daathic fonic glyph on the ground, Sync stood up from his place panting heavily as he makes his way towards Legretta who was holding onto the unconscious Arietta on her lap. He picked up Arietta's doll and his mask on the way and knelt before the major never forgetting to put his mask on.
"Sync, you always get yourself too carried away lately…" The blond god-general shut her eyes. Sync was too tired to reply and sets the doll beside Arietta's head where he laid his. 'And you just brushed off the fact that she was being molested by those fucked-up bastards? Who was the one who left her behind, huh?' He briefly stared from the empty sky and then shook his head towards the pink-haired girl. He noticed from the corners of her closed eyelids were filled with tears. He tried to wipe them but failed to do so since 1st: He was too tired to move 2nd, his hands were soaked with blood and it might smear on the girl's face and 3rd: he doesn't want to be bashed by Legretta.
"…No ..-ne….tou..-es…my….oy…bu..e…." he muttered inaudibly and wearily before gradually closing his eyes from the messed up world.
Legretta opened her eyes after hearing the green-haired teen muttering something then turned her head towards him. She sighed as she called for Largo and Asch's attention who were both watching from behind. Largo rubbed off the blood-sweat forming around his face as he sat down beside the sleeping tempest. Asch sat beside with an allowanced space from Legretta and brought up his sword and cleaned out the blood stains using the clothing remains of the bandits. As soon as he did that, Largo noticed something red dripping from Sync's mask and quickly took it off from the boy. There was a gash from Sync's forehead probably got from the bloodshed earlier and he quickly applied a compress in order to stop the bleeding. As he did that, the green-haired teen jerked and reflexively punched the Largo's hand away from his face.
"Nghh..agh…."he let out a subtle painful moan which sounded in a familiar-distinct feminine way. He sounded like his Original. Largo let out a low chuckle and stared at Sync's mask.
"Legretta, were camping for the night" he declared before staring at the battered-up kids on the ground. He shot a worried look on Arietta who just passed-out from getting pinned down by the enemies. Legretta took notice of this.
"I'm sorry, my anger gave me away thus I left her exposed and vulnerable." She modestly accused while she sheepishly face-palmed herself.
"Have you checked for any physical injuries?" the concerned Asch pried on their conversation as he continues cleaning his sword. "You are the only woman who can examine them you know…"
Legretta slumped her shoulders as she shook her head. "She only has some mild gashes on her wrists and legs… It seems they were caused by a tight grip…" she continued as she raised one of Arietta's arms to check her reddening wrists. "I can even see hand-dents around her *cough* thighs…" her eyes widens as she examines the unconscious girl's lower limb areas.
"Sounds like there was an attempt of molestation…" Largo heaved an exasperating moan as he eyed Sync's mask. "No wonder the boy over here over-reacted earlier. He must have seen it coming." he finished his sentence after cleaning off the bloodstains on the beak-mask.
"tch… those low-life bandit scoundrels…" Asch abruptly rose from his place. "…to think they are these barbaric and disgusting…" he trailed off as he narrowed his eyes at the sun-setting horizon. "Guess we have no choice but to camp for the night huh…." The red-headed general scratched his head from the fact that they haven't reached their destination on time. Largo lowly clears his throat as he reopens their supply sack. He took out a tent-assemble-package and laid it down for his fully-conscious comrades to see.
"We only have 1 tent with us; I suggest that the females and probably those who were severely injured will use it while the males that are in good condition will sleep outside and stand guard." Largo implied as he starts to assemble the said tent. He motioned the red-headed teen to help him out.
Out of nowhere, the scruffy-looking Dist the REAPER suddenly appeared still dragging his useless fontech chair. He overheard his companions' conversation."Are you serious? Making this almost-withering ROSE sleep outside and be left frozen from this zero-degreed wasteland?" he huffed as he threw his chair on the side and sat on it.
The blond-haired woman glared at the unwanted company as she tries not to grab her pistols from behind. "Do you want me to fire you up with an arte to be able to withstand the desert's temperature, Dist?" she harshly stated at the reaper, still trying to get a hold of herself from shooting him dead. If it weren't for him, they wouldn't have run into trouble. Because of him, Arietta was badly treated by one of the lurkers in the desert he brought up due to his lack of prudence.
Before Dist could ever retort back, a rumbling distorted sound suddenly broke the silence of the desert.
Largo raised an eyebrow as he shot a glance on the Reaper while Asch furtively scoffed, still concentrated on putting up his side of the tent. Legretta on the other hand rolled her eyes and tended on Arietta's gashes and Sync's bleeding forehead.
"Sounds like you are famished after the long battle huh?"Largo coolly said as he turned towards the reaper.
"You mean from running away?…." Asch mocked as he finished completely putting up the tent. He then stared monotonously at the trouble making reaper, who can't help but huffed at his growling stomach.
"R-Running away? It was self-defense you mindless fool!" Dist glowered at Asch before standing up and pushed his glasses on the bridge of his nose before pointing a finger at the cocky red-haired teen.
"Funny when you were the one who mindlessly led those enemies at us, idiot!" he narrowed his eyes on the reaper as he roughly strides towards him still not rubbing off the smug look on his face.
Dist suddenly turned pale when Asch started to pace toward him, he jerked backward only to fall on his back at the sitting of his mobile-hair. As soon as he is before the troubled reaper, Asch smirked as he took something out of his pouch and shoved the 'item' on Dist's mouth with his fist. Dist on the other hand, completely swallowed the 'item' due to its obstruction on his breathing and tried to stand up from his chair to try and cough it out.
"W-*cough* w-hat d-id*cough* y—o *cough* cough* made me *cough* e-at..? *cough*" Dist gawkily knelt on the sandy ground as he held his throat.
"Oh nothing, it was just a 'Knuckle Sandwich', be thankful I gave you my spare…" he snickered at the distressed reaper before dusting his hands shook on the side. "At least it wasn't dog food so deal with it…" he finished before finally retreating away from the reaper.
Dist did not respond back because he was still trying to get his breathe back. Asch watches Largo carried their youngest comrade on the back and cradled the 2nd youngest as he entered the small tent. It was funny how he can perfectly fit inside without getting the little tent trample down. Legretta on the other hand, burned a few twigs she just collected out of nowhere with an arte and watched them burning on a somnolent look. As she noticed Largo finally got out of the tent, she stood up from her place and approached him.
"You sure you will take the Night shift? Largo?" she shot a rather worried look at the black lion before after dusting herself from the sandy ground.
"I'm positively sure, I got Asch and Dist with me anyway, you go sleep on the tent and watch the kids…" he lowly snorted before patting her on the shoulder. "After all, you shouldn't leave Arietta alone with a boy… and the other thing….if you know what I mean…." He shoved a beak-like mask at Legretta's hand before walking past behind her towards the camp-fire site.
"R-right, Guess I'll return the favor next time then…" she briefly shut her eyes and smirked before entering inside the tent.
Largo massage his temples to keep him awake as he noticed he was getting rather drowsy all of the sudden. He glanced at Asch who was still wide-awake staring at the twinkling stars and the floating fonstones in the night sky. He resisted himself from yawning but gave in as he saw Dist yawning at his sit. It seems like he was done thrashing around after he got fed by Asch's knuckle sandwich. Pfff… 8D
"You seemed sluggish Largo…why not sleep the rest of the night? I can always take the night shift with the reaper you know…" Asch's voice suddenly snapped Largo back to his senses. The red-haired general sternly eyed their senior general after he got his attention.
"Your noble kindness surely touched me, but I don't think that is of any necessary…" he lowly chuckled as his slump his shoulder while watching the bonfire.
"Is that so?... Don't blame me if you woke up rather dreary tomorrow…" he faintly jeered before setting his eyes on the starry sky again.
"hehehe…. Shall we make a bet then, boy?" he composedly boomed at Asch as he shot his head at him only to see him completely slumping on the ground, sleeping. "Seems like I win before I could even bet huh?" he subtly grinned at the passed-out teen. He stood up from his place and carefully moved him near the bonfire to prevent him getting frozen from the quickly falling temperature. After moving him, he scanned for his other comrade on a chair. Dist seems to have dozed off as well, you can tell because of his rather loud snores.
"Guess I'm forced to take the whole night shift…" he groaned as he strides towards the Reaper and uncaringly dragged his chair including him near the camp-site. He was rather far from them you know…
After successfully rallying all snoozing males around the bonfire, he sat down and slouch his back on the ground, doing what Asch did earlier. He didn't resist the next yawns as he felt too tired to do so. He took another glimpse on the surroundings before completely laying on the ground, letting the drowsiness took over his senses.
"….It's quite reckless for me but… But I don't think those monsters are active during the noght…" he muttered mentally and composedly as he couldn't hold his consciousness any further.
'Sylvia, watch over us….'
A/N: Never though my drabbles will turn into a fanfic like this… I read some tips on how to ease the Writer's block out of my system and well… here's the aftermath! Anyways hope you enjoy supposedly-one-shot drabbled-fic! I was able to practice doing some battle scenes here and I hope I somehow got them right ^^ and I should warn you guys that the next chapter would be quite confusing ((with the names use and who's who talking and all)) but I'll just give some heads-up on the A/N: notice on the future chapter. By the way, guess if you guys can get the switched god-generals right xD "Who got switched with who?" guess right and you'll receive a COOKIE! ((just a lineArt drawing of the recently-soul-switched god-generals in their swapped bodies screaming your name xD expect them to be OOC there)) place your answers when you do a review in this format:
Legretta - _
Asch - _
Largo - _
Dist - _
Arietta - _
Sync - _
I don't think a hint is necessary here since it's quite… straightforward in the fic so yeah xD Guess+Review quick cuz the person who got the answer right and reviewed early will get the lineArt ;3 This guessing game ends as soon as I updated with the next chapter! ((it has the answers)) By the way, if there are some grammatical errors or such… please don't hesitate to include that to your reviews since I'm not good in proof reading and stuffs… English isn't my specialty ;A;