She awoke from a deep darkness of what seemed to be a terrible nightmare in a panic, looking around with eyes wide and panting frantically for air. "... *Huff... Huff* ... What... What was that nightmare...?" she muttered, trying to gain her bearings. (Rabid Horsemen, Abra) "It seemed so real... Almost like a memory..." She touched her head, which ached, for some reason, as well as her chest, which harbored that same pain. "... I should calm down... It was just a dream..." Though, she could barely remember how she got here. All she remembered was... seeing her Living Shadow. Maybe this was his doing; transporting her here from wherever she was beforehand.
"... Well... Whatever. It's over now, and, even though I feel super shitty, I..." she looked around, rising from the floor of the ruins of which she apparently had been sleeping to find the markings of a name carved into the wall.
"Tia... Mat? Dragon... Queen?"
(Dragon) The name didn't ring a bell... Yet, she somehow felt connected to it. All of these things that she was feeling and noticing; these synchronicities occurring in her life without her full understanding were much too weird. It made her think that perhaps she were moving alongside something or someone that she had no recollection of, and wasn't aware of her true purpose. "... Why do I feel so weak...? Like... The power of the Tails has weakened..." (Vulpix, Level Conversion Lab) She hobbled to her feet, feeling pretty sick and rather tired, using the wall for support as she started toward the exit of these dark chambers of the ancient ruins. "I'm sure I'll figure it out... Eventually..." She was just really upset that she didn't know nor understand any of this right now, presently. She was a Tensei, wasn't she? So why... Didn't she know anything, like a Tensei should?
As the wayward woman walked through the vacuous ruins, all to her lonesome, a powerful gale would shoot through each crevice of the ancient temple and encircle the girl a few times before the whirlwind condensed into a spiraling entite of wind.
"Fear not, Ojou-sama..." the wind spake unto her, "... I am your Knight in Gale that have come to be your guidance..." The wind would suddenly take on physical form after it had shaped itself into the form of a woman, seemingly elven in nature and stature, "I am..."
"The Shinsanity of Wind;
In her hand there was a shining black sword, and on her back, slender, wispy black wings, a bow and a quiver full of arrows. A Huntress by nature, her eyes were sharp and resolute, like that of a finely trained warrior, but kind and strong, like a valiant knight.
"I have been sent to protect you."
Though there was feeling seen in her eyes, in her deadpan, monotonous and nearly stale voice, there seemed to be nothing but cold logic, of which the shining light of her sword and her eyes could not reach, for some reason. Her body was dark and black, as if wrapped in this darkness that was within her and it was slowly consuming her, making her look more demonic than elven. Hollow, with her words of wind echoing through her vacuous vessel and out without feeling... As to the likeness of the great darkness that rested within.
The random lady that just appeared out of nowhere suddenly startled Tao, who was in no way prepared to be greeted by any sort of Wind Spirits or anything like that. She looked kinda weird and had a weird vibe to her... "... Shinsanity of... Wind...?" Tao had a strange feeling about her... Yeah, she looked kinda hot, but ultimately, something in her eyes and the sound of her voice made her feel a little uneasy about trusting her.
"... Are you sure you're here to... Protect me...?" She scratched the back of her head a bit, still trying to figure out all of this Tensei stuff out. She couldn't remember a lot of things, after what happened... And she didn't have as much power as she did previously, so... She was a little wary. "... And... What do you know about this here 'Tiamat?' The name is carved on the Wall as 'Dragon Queen,' but... I can't really make heads or tails of it." She shrugged, not even bothering to read the rest of the writing that was there on the wall at all.
"Still Trying To Figure That Shit Out, Tao?" He said with a 'Cheshire Grin,' "... Guess Who's Back, Baby." With a 'Blooming Crystal Chrysanthemum' in his hand would he suck the streak of lightning from his form and back into his fingertips, letting each molecule sift back into its structured spot in Perfect Bondage.
"Heh. Well, Don't Worry. Got Yo Ass." He intended to settle the score with the Shinsangel of Wind right here and now. "Aight, Hoebag. Let Me Teach You How To Deal With This Feral Wild Animal." She'd been fucking up recently ever since she got SUPER demoted down to 0 Tails. "Call This a Freebie For Ya." He Snickered, Escorting Tsuki From The Chariot Of Lightning and spiraling it into his hand. "Here." The Crystal Chrysanthemum swiveled out from the palm of his hand and swirled off his fingertips like a Buttercup into the air, "Have Fun, You Two~!" They could sort things out for themselves at this point; Tsao and Tao, that is.
"We've got OTHER Plans..." He smirked again, Cracking The Whip out his Left Hand with a Snap, "Right Tsuki~?! >D" They Were Fated To Have This Dance. And They'd Already Practiced For It In The Simulation.
As The Crystal Chrysanthemum slipped off into the air and peeled over yet again with another layer peeling layer off the top, what eventually pulsated out of the center of the Eternally Growing Flow was None Other Than...
Tsao-Rin; The Raigami
"What Is... Krakkalakkalin, My Sistah~?"
He eyed her closely, seeing clearly that she had Absolute Zero Tails on her Lackin' Lollygaggin' Ass. "*snicker* Apparently, Yo Lack-A-Lackin' Lollygaggin' Ass, Huh?" he said with a smirk and a grin,
"Got Yo Ass."
Whenever Anyone Ever Felt Sad; The King of Melancholia Would Take All That Shit Away.
"Told Yo Dumb Ass We Didn't Forget About You."
"Just Cuz You Don't Have... Not a Single Particle Upon Dat Ass."
Adopted Into The Family Through Bondage. Not A First Blood Tensei.
"Got Yo Goof Ass."
Just For This Moment.
"Here. Take a Crack At It," he'd say, Blooming the Golden Apple Plume Into His Outstretched Palm. It was the Universal Voice that Spoke All As One; The Sound Of Everyone And Everything Beating In Harmony Without Discord.
"Ready For This Public Execution!?"
Suddenly, out of nowhere, with all the electrical disturbances and distortions in the air, Knytengaile was alerted to the presence of a disruption in the waves, and saw it as a threat. "Stand Back." She would not smile, but unleash a burst of wind that would carry the 'Golden Apple' up into the Sky,
Her eyes and voice suddenly became Feral at just the Frequency of the Voice that she could feel ringing within her. Her Words were like that of a Whisper to the Harmonious Ringing, which nearly Drowned her Voice and Blinded her Eyes from Over Exposure. She, who did not have... She wanted it, and it sparked something in her that made her want to take it. To Touch It And Pick From It Without Being Appointed Nor Having Earned It.
Hurdling up into the air like a speeding arrow, a sharp gust of wind that was prepped specifically for this day would lash straight out at it once it was in clear broad daylight.
"What the shit!?" out of Literal Nowhere did this Random Ass Spark pop up into a Peal Of Pearly Peeling Petals with a Perfectly Platinum Prana Pop up and present her pompous ASSHOLE of a Lover and Brother Through Adoption. "The Wicked Whiff..." she just... Wanted to snatch him by his dumb ass scruff and hurl him STRAIGHT to the ground. "... He's a Wicked One. *Bro Fist*" She said, instead, in the Triumph of Anarchy raising his EverSoClever UpToNoGoodAss up in Righteousness Golden Fury of the Apple of Anarchy; Freedom of Speech.
But, even with the Flashiest Appearance In The Universe And the Most Delicate Wrap Up Of All Time, she would watch as it rolled off his fingertips like the Sweat On His Brow and watch as All Creation spiraled straight out of his fingertips and right into the Air.
"YO, YOU BROUGHT BACK THE FRUIT?!" She was TOTALLY Not Expecting This AT ALL. "Gimme the Voice! I'll Just Get My Tails Back and then we can REALLY have some fun!!! AAAHAAHAHAH!!!"
A similar feral nature seemed to arise in Tao as did with the supposed Shinsanity of Wind, that she quickly noticed when the beautiful maiden transformed into a wild, feral monster right before her eyes. "Eh?! Beast Mode...?!" She suddenly and rather randomly became coherent as it was occurring and reassessed the situation, not getting distracted by the rising charges in her energy. "Ohhh!! WAIT A SECOND, YOU CAN'T JUST THROW THAT SHIT OUT THERE LIKE THAT!!!" She hopped up so fast and slung a Talisman upon the Apple, Restricting Certain Occurrences From Being Pulled Out Of It With The Necessary Limitations Created By The Flow Of All Logic As One. This Sudden Universal Truth that she was Capable of At Any Time Altering, Placing or Nullifying would sound as a Reverberating Gong that Pulsed Outward and Blocked The Feral Imp To Get Any Closer To The Harmony.
"Disturb Not The Harmony..." she started to chant, closing her eyes and letting it ring at her Touch with the Flow, "... Of Fire, Ice, Or Lightning." She continued to note on how deep it was, smirking, nodding her head and moaning, "Mmmmm..." And That's When She Realized...
There Was Still A Target To Kill.
"AND I JUST LOVE IT!!!"
Leaping at the little Pipsqueak with the Oversized Head, she would GLARE HER DOWN RIGHT IN THE FACE WITH ALL THERMALICE from Frustration About Any And Every Situation That Was Discordant with the Flow.
"LEST THESE TITANS WREAK DESTRUCTION UPON THE WORLD IN WHICH THEY CRASH!!!"
She Narrowed Her Eyes Now, Isolating Her Target With a Slit, "And Though The Water's Gate Guardian Will Rise To Quell The Fighting..."
And an X-Shaped Crosshair Pinpointed Itself Upon That Creature's Indicated Target Of Infection, Marked Of Both Pupils Narrowing Into A Stripe, "Alone, It's Song Will Fail..." And a Blazing Inferno of 'Eternal Damnation' burst from the pupils of the enravaged were-hyena she-beast staring at it with All Her Malice,
"AND ALL THE EARTH WAS TURNED TO ASH!!!"
Everything captured in her eyesight was going to be completely obliterated. And then, she was gonna grab that Apple, Pet It and Keep Anything from Harming its Harmony EVER.
"Noooo..." she said, poking out her lip, and quivering, not satisfied with how That Story Ended, "... I Only Deserve Like... Half A Tale For That One..." She knew she lost her tails and her memory of the events for a reason, and she was going to make sure she got the Message completely and fully this time.
She shouted with tears streaming down her face.
She just hated when she had to obliterate existences.
She just wanted to PLAY with them...
But Perhaps... It was Time For Serious Play... Not Playful Play...
"Tao will protect you, Harmony... Tao looooves youuuuu~!!!"
She seemed kinda ditzy and air-headed, but it was just a farce. She knew everything she was doing. It was just a matter of not succumbing to it just because she could do whatever she wanted to if she wanted to.
"Tao Not Destroy... Tao Give Kiss~!!!"
Sometimes, this sort of Innocence reverts back into Babality, the Purest Form of Existence, Before Corruption. In This, All Bonds Are Restored to Infantile Normalcy. All Of the Light was there, it just wasn't being used at the time because Tao wanted to use it sparingly, especially if it wasn't necessary... Or, because it was Blocked.
"Oh, but what are we gonna do about... That thing?" she said, suddenly snapping back into herself and returning to the program, and pointing kinda childishly at the Imp Creature that kinda blew up and was no longer a... A thing. "... Don't I have to like... Name it something after I kill it and rebirth it and all that shit?"