An Urban Nightmare? [Plot Follow-Up] Aug 14, 2018 4:13:14 GMT
Post by darkblade on Aug 14, 2018 4:13:14 GMT
"Alright, I'll bite - what have you gotten us wrapped up in this time, Iko?"
"Oh, c'mon. Not nearly as bad as it looks."
With all the commotion out in Folder Desert - between the Sakkakumon and the emergence of the D-Reaper - it was perhaps not too much of a surprise that the commotion would draw a crowd. At this point, both Luke and Iko had more-or-less pulled away from that makeshift fortress in the distance. The Starmon made it sound like several groups had already taken to it.
Besides, just a few hundred yards outside of the fortress' range, the D-Reaper's field had started to appear. Its manifestation was far different than it was in the Dark Area, however: while that had been the explosive growth of one huge nest, the 'takeover' of Folder Desert was far more tame. Every quarter mile or so, one could find a red patch, with a few Searchers (X) connected to the mass from the cable - and really, that seemed to be the worst of it. Occasionally, silvery patches of what looked to be 'crab grass' sprang up unnaturally from the sand, as well as the appearance of an unpleasant lichen. More than this, though, the D-Reaper had one major difference from the Dark Area:
They weren't attacking. Iko, standing as an Ankomon, stood about three feet from a D-Reaper Scout, looking face-to-face with the creature.
"So, what's it want?" Luke sighed, shaking his head, as Iko gave a shrug. "Its some sort of recon, right?" The wolf, to test this, held out a hand, a small amount of black fire budding out of his palm. The Scout's attention was immediately drawn to this, attention fully put on the unnatural flame. "Right now, it seems their thinking is fairly simple. Observe and learn, maybe?"
"Which would mean..." Luke mulled it over, "That whatever its programmed to destroy, we're not on its list? Huh. Didn't know the apocalypse was picky."
Elliot and Isaac Sunderland