Bigger Fish to Fry [Nokk] Dec 19, 2020 18:19:17 GMT
Post by Deleted on Dec 19, 2020 18:19:17 GMT
Ever since the loss of the great Marine; nothing had been quite the same for the inhabitants of Sunken Elysium. Most of the territories that had been under his kindly protection had been taken, one by one. By bigger and nastier under sea bullies.
The only real part that was still protected was the ‘Coral Marine’. A small village for refuge, for lost souls and orphans. For those who had nowhere else to go. It was the former home of Marine himself. Hidden in the depths of the digital coral that had grown across the sea floor and up the rock formation which surrounded it. Only a few children remained in Coral Marine. Some feared their own demise and had made a hasty retreat, only to be met by bigger and dangerous predators. Others stayed, only due to the coral and rock formation created a shield for them to hide behind.
Levi was the only one who had much chance of dealing with anyone who attempted to lay hands on it, if only due to her pluck, tensity and training. But she was small and a single guppy in the ocean of bigger sharks.
She swam fast, using the known ocean currents to propel her forward. A quick return was the best plan. She needed to get back and to warn the others. Predators were incoming and they needed to increase any defenses they had left.
So focused was she on returning to the Coral, she failed to notice anything out of the ordinary. More specifically, what lay waiting, out of sight.
Before, Levi could look around. Something flat flew out of nowhere with a great deal of blunt force behind it. The ends of sharp nails cut into her face, but where prevented much damage by her hardened shark skin.
The trident slipped from her mouth and fell slowly down into the ink ocean depths. Only stopping due to the heavy chain tied around Levi’s tail. It slowly drifted backwards and forwards hanging from her tail like the pendulum of a grandfather clock.
A large and stark-white creature clumsily contorted and broke free from between rocky crevices. It dropped down, causing a small amount of sand to rise up as it struck the ocean floor.
“No so tough, then. I thought you had been trained by that old ‘master’ guy. Geso-geso-geso.” A cold and sly inflection in the voice which was followed by the trailing laugh. It infuriated Levi, more than she could say.
Levi shook her head and tried to right herself. Before she even had a chance, the long stretchy squid arms extended and slapped her once more. She flew backwards and struck the sea wall.
“Barnacles…” Levi groaned, annoyed with herself for falling for not one but two stupid tricks.
“Levi is gonna gets’yuu for dat!”
“Geso-geso-geso! I don’t think so!”
The Gesomon’s long tentacles stretched once more, threatening to slam her once more into the sea wall. Levi flicked her tail, wrapping it around the chain and with great effort, swung the trident up with great force. Before the Gesomon could do anything, the silver blades struck and impaled the rubbery left tentacle, causing it to roar in pain.