@Lobos_Del_Rayo: I'd imagine a fight with Crow would be something like this.
@Mesamia: ((Is it alright if both Jack and Carmilla join?))
Jack and Fairy ran for cover, the nearby rock being part of the reason they had chosen their position. He allowed himself to hope that Fairy had hit the sniper, then a bullet flew straight over Fairy’s head. “Jack can’t you use your wind abilities like you did with Blitzkrieg?”
“He’s too far away for me to affect him directly, I’ve altered the wind conditions to throw off his aim.” and yet, Jack thought, he is somehow compensating for it. Jack decided to try something different, he closed his eyes, concentrating on the air around him. He felt the bullet coming for his heart, he didn’t try to deflect it. The wind was now blowing towards the bullet, slowing it down but not changing its trajectory. His sword appeared in front of him, the bullet dented the sword, the tip creating a small tear in the metal. Jack dematerialized his sword and gave the bullet a closer look.
“Jack I can’t track him from here he must be using some sort of rifle that suppresses muzzle flash and noise I need a way to find him so I can shoot him.”
“He’s directly in front of me. He hasn’t moved yet.”
Fairy aimed, the lens flash gave away her position, her scope exploded. “Damn! Now my distance is reduce even more I can’t even see him and not I have to use the iron sights of the rifle to guide me!”
The bullet was interesting, it seemed to have some sort of guidance system. Jack felt more projectiles coming towards him, they curved away in the wind. The sand around them was suddenly filled with holes.
“Jack we are pinned down if we get up to shoot back he will kill us with a single shot but if we stay here either the shrapnel or the bullets will rip us to shreds. Damn where is Crow when we need him?”
“His speed would certainly be useful.” Jack replied. He needed to close the distance as quickly as Crow could. <Miracle any ideas?>
<That you don’t follow through with that idea you having.>
<I’m considering my options.>
“Jack I need to get my Fairy Pair from the jeep can you-” BOOM!
“Jack,” Lan Fan said from his headset, “I know I wanted a tank shot but what the hell?”
“Look I’ll tell you later.”
Jack had done his best to minimize the blast but it had been so unexpected that he hadn’t been able to do much. He had been thrown in the opposite direction from Fairy and could not see her through the cloud of dust. Jack heard more shots, they seemed to be aimed at Fairy but were not hitting her. Jack got to his feet, wondering why the shots were missing their mark, then his own cape shocked him. He could actually see little sparks of electricity moving between the dust particles in the air. “Damn Crow.” From what the trajectory of the bullets he guessed that Fairy was moving towards the jeep, but why there? A cloth wrapped package... some guns Crow was tweaking... the reports of Fairy’s customized rifles. It suddenly clicked. Jack felt a bullet fly past him and realized where it would land. He moved his arm forward, desperately altering the air. Redirecting the bullet? Not enough power or time. He had to direct the force of the explosion as well as he could while it was happening. He decreased the oxygen content in the air and tried to minimize the shockwave. He saw Fairy fly into the sand...
<Jack calm down, she’s alive, stop worrying.> Then she saw what Jack saw. <Oh. The face is burnt with a hot poker, eyelids are cut out, hair is mostly gone and signs of scarring on the scalp, cuts nearly everywhere else,l broken limbs and a pool of blood. Was that really your last sight of me?>
<Jack? Listen to me damn it. Jack.>
>>Keep girl alive.
>Goal one: Kill sniper
>>Problem one: Distance
>>>>Problem one-a: not enough speed.
<Jack what’s happening?>
<Huh, oh I just went mad.>
>Goal two: save girl
>>Problem one: sniper
>>>problem already solved
<And what exactly are these thoughts I’m seeing.>
<Oh those are my thoughts. You know how I’ve spent a lot of time with witches?>
<Well they have a trick where they can maintain two strings of thought at once, I can do it too.>
<Except that’s not exactly what’s happening.>
<Now you're catching on, my complete psyche couldn’t handle it so it split into about 4 independent pieces, all running independently.>
<Look its more like 3 and a quart- it doesn’t matter. The bit thats running my body has my logic and resolve.>
<And the bit that I’m talking to.>
<Figure that one out on your own.>
>>Problem two: lack of magical power
>>Explosion to close distance
>>Bullet to gain power
Jack jumped as far away from Fairy as he was capable of, which was a good 20 feet. He stabbed his sword into the sand, attached to the sword was a shaped explosive. He ran forward, thickened his armor and extended his wings, the bomb blew, Jack rode the shockwave increasing, he closed the distance in less than a second. He broke his fall with a blast of air to the ground.
Jack blew away the dust on his own, he finally got a decent view of his opponent, he recognized the red cybernetic eye.. “Austin Durham, quite possibly the greatest sharpshooter in the world. Do I have to kill you as well?” The sniper responded by drawing two revolvers and firing. Jack’s sword materialized in his hand, he deflected 10 bullets with his sword, the eleventh hit his armor causing it to shatter, the twelfth went through his heart.
Jack stumbled back, hunching over, his hand over his heart. Suddenly sparks flew between his fingertips. He stood tall, in his hand was the bullet. “I apologize for this.”
<I stand corrected, that bit of me is my logic, resolve and theatrical side.>
Austin attempted to reload but Jack was too quick, he slashed cutting both revolvers in half, taking a few fingers besides. The sniper felt an explosion behind him, his rifle had been destroyed. Jack’s sword dematerialized, the hand that it was in suddenly jammed into the sniper’s left eye. A blast of air separated the two of them, and separated the sniper from his eye. Jack pocketed the eye and flew back to Fairy, leaving the defeated sniper on the ground clutching his bleeding socket.
<That was...> Miracle attempted.
<...Uncharacteristically brutal?> Jack finished.
<Look that personality is what I became for a few years after you died. I was very very cold.>
Jack landed next to Fairy, he placed his hand on the bleeding wound, sparks flew into her, the wound began to close. Fairy’s eyes opened. <I should be able to take over again without another breakdown.>
<Now you’re getting it, I’m the part of me you created, you could almost refer to me as your son>
<What were you like before I met you?>
<I’ll tell you later.>
“Fairy the sniper is incapacitated but now I’m almost completely out of magic, you're going to have to protect Crow with your own power.”
In the future if we do a large scale event like this we should use multiple threads with one ooc
@Asune: What are your plans for athahilia?
Has anyone read Tower of Babel? It was a justice league story where it was revealed that batman had designed weapons to be used against the other members of the league in case of a shapeshifter or mind controller. Its in character for Jack to have made things like that for the other ebisu members.