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The Chimera and the Wolverine

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[Korinna Vali]
Korinna found herself on one of the mountains somewhere near Consequence? Was that what the city was called? She didn’t know. Oh well. She was in Chimera form this time, the three heads swinging back and forth as she looked around at the snow covered stone. Once she was satisfied that she was well out of sight of people, the lion and dragon heads lifted and let out their own sorrowful roars. The lion’s roar was more of a mewl, a plea. The dragon’s more aggressive and hungry. The snake lifted itself, as it was her tail, and let out a deep hiss. Her wings folded as she crawled to a spot in the snow, a small mound for her to curl around. Slowly, she shimmered, shifting back into that humanoid form. Once she was finished, she sat on the mound of snow, pulling her knees up close to herself. There was an aura around her, dark and malicious, flames of green covering her skin. And she sobbed, burying her face in her knees, wrapping arms around her legs. As she moved her head, the light glinted off of her curved, black horns and the black scales on her arms. Once more, she took a shuddering breath, slowly sinking to the layer of dirt beneath the snow. The flames on her skin were hot enough to melt through the snow and scorch the earth beneath her. And still she sat there, embracing the solitude of her spot.

[Anais Fifer]
Anais knew the pain of solitude and sorrow better, perhaps, than anyone. He had spent weeks, months, traveling and wandering the planet from his home on another continent. Many more on this one since he had arrived here. Cloaked in the white fur of a bear that had been killed only recently and cured, Anais was traveling the mountainside in search of others of his kind when he had come upon the scent and sound of sobbing that had led him in the direction of the chimera. No stranger to the form, since he had already seen her in it before, the woman did not shock him as she would have most others. Eyes of steel bore upon her, his arms crossing, as he walked through the snow, it’s crunch loud beneath his feet. At his head, two large rounded ears poked through his brown hair, behind him, a bushy tail of odd coloring slinking through the cloth of his cloak to tease at the chilled air there. He did not voice his presence and he fully intended to keep walking, at least at first.

[Korinna Vali]
The closer Anais got to her, the louder the sound of snow crunching beneath his feet became. She lifted her head, bright crimson eyes bloodshot and puffy, a snarl rippling from her. The flames about her skin intensifying as she lifted herself onto her feet. There was a shift in her eyes, the fight-or-flight response triggered. She knew she couldn’t run; she was strong now. So, she chose to fight. The black tail shimmered, shifting to the snake which whipped about and stared with its own crimson eyes. Wings flexed, claws extended, and the pale skin at her throat glowed a bright green. “Who is there? And what do you want?” Her rounded, lion like ears flattened against her head, her crimson eyes wide and flicking about. She growled again, her vision only slightly blurred from the tears in her eyes.

[Anais Fifer]
His eyes narrow in on the chimera as he approaches, crossed arms falling to his sides. Today, of all days, he’s adequately dressed, though it’s easy to see the wolverine tattoo lurking beneath his shirt’s fabric, glowing with an iridescent blue light. His jawline is unshaven, as if he’s been wandering for years, though it’s no more than a shadow against his face as he pauses in step to look her over. “Have you fallen, chimera, so far that you don’t recognize a familiar face?” he asked, eyes jettisoning blue like the glowing marks beneath his shirt. His is a scar-bound individual, several even, on his face, over his lips, against his nose, where claw marks or something else has caught him in the past. He is no longer healing from wounds suffered in the midst of the battle with Diamond, so fully healed that he’s even able to twist and pop his wrists as desired in readying himself for anything she might throw his way. She does indeed seem like an animal trapped in a corner.

[Korinna Vali]
The snake tail hissed as she snarled. “Why would I be friendly if you will end up leaving just like the rest?” There was another shift of her eyes, and she crouched a bit. Another shimmer of magic passed over her, and she phased herself into a singular form. When she stood there, she was there in the form of a lioness. She was larger than a normal lion, her fur white with black around her face and legs. Massive paws padded on the snow, that green fire still surrounding her. She would /not/ give up her spot. It was HERS now. And it was the only place AWAY from the cave. Away from her pain. Pupils narrowed to little more than slits in crimson eyes, and she leapt at him, claws extended and teeth bared. She wasn’t aiming for anything vital, jsut a claw or bite to his forearm. A warning to leave her be. With a roar, she snapped powerful jaws in the direction of that arm. However, with her trajectory, it wouldn’t be impossible to grab her and toss her to the side.

[Anais Fifer]
Anais was already set to battle, though he didn’t want to hurt her at all. The moment the chimera has become a lioness, already striking out at him with a rare, a bite of powerful jaws, a swipe of extended claws and teeth, Anais is changing shape and form, his body growing finitely larger than it already was, bulking with heavy muscle and chagrin at having to do this. Fur as strong, and sharp, as diamonds grated against teeth, overruled the path of claws and arms as strong and fierce as structured steel curl around the lioness’ side, letting her take hold of that arm to give him leverage in pushing her down to the ground and holding her in place. He is a dazzling creature of rich white fur that melds into the background of snow, harsh gray the color of his flesh that rings his mouth that has filled with shark like teeth, fingers that have extended to sharp, talon like claws but a steady growth of fur that extends over belly, sides, throat, even the underside of his arms to keep her from reaching any sensitive organs or bloody vessels. It’s all the weight that he pushes into his legs that has him lifting with the bulk of all his energy to pin her to the ground. “I don’t want your spot,” he growled, his voice defiant and alert. The energy that consumes his body in a dull white glow is soothing to a point, searching and grinding away at any corruption that touches against his fur, against that energy itself. “Calm yourself, woman, or I will calm you down myself.”He can hear the small crunch of broken fur against the Chimera’s jaws, what follows, a dull pain in his forearm that he bares alongside his own conquest.

[Korinna Vali]
She snarled as she was grabbed, but the lioness dug those teeth into his arm, even as he pinned her to the ground. She twisted and contorted to bring up her back feet and kick, claws extending to try digging into any flesh she could find. Her snarls were desperate, almost as if she wanted /away/ from him. She kicked, bit, scratched, anything to get away. Her brain registered that he had claimed not to want her spot. But what /did/ he want from her? Why was he here? She let out a roar, wiggling herself and letting her flames kick up once more. And he had /threatened/ her! Calm her down? How could she? She was ALONE now! No one to care for her. All the lies. All the pain. Korinna could feel the magic taking hold of her, body shifting to a much smaller form to wriggle herself free, if he wasn’t fast enough to catch the transition. A black and white viper, slitted pupils against a crimson background trained on Anais as she made an effort to slither away and gain a bit of ground once more.

[Anais Fifer]
Flames scatter over his fur, his body’s limited armor claiming some of that bashing damage as she skitters to try and come to her feet. He is strong enough to put her down to the ground, not strong enough, nearly, to hold her there without incurring serious damage. She kicks, bites, scratches, but her claws rake against fur that is suited in protecting the wolverine from such damage and he forces all his weight into her, pushing her back, hopefully, with him toward a wall where he can pin her once again, Sharp teeth are already bared and the smell of singed fur rises into the air as she wriggles in that smaller form of hers and his arms move to curl around her in a tight bear hug, mouth aiming to bite teeth into the side of the viper’s ‘neck’. Wolverine against snake, it would seem. That purification magic bares into her harder, seeking the source of corruption that he can only assume has taken hold of her for her to fight him like this when before, she was nothing but friendly and even a little flirty. Since he can’t say anything, the only thing he can do is hold on for dear life if she struggles, rigid marks left in her wake against his fur that sends diamond fur pieces and blood against the ground, its warmth sending up smoke as it sizzles into the snow.

[Korinna Vali]
The Chimera noticed that her smaller form was doing nothing to get free. So, she would have to try a /larger/ form. She let the magic hold her again, this time taking the form of the Chimera. The goat head bashing against either him or the wall, whichever it could reach. The lion head bit against that fur to break his grip if she could. And the dragon head continued firing off the green flames to try to get him to LET HER GO! Claws still kicked against him, the snake of her tail shooting up to attempt to wrap around his throat. <LET ME GO!> She continuted to squirm, to attack. She felt his energy pushing against her, but at the same time, she wanted nothing more than to just escape. She was hurt. Why couldn’t he see that? That she was alone and wanted to stay that way? Even as she struggled, there was a slight flash of blue in the dragon’s eyes. And it let out a pained roar, the Chimera feeling herself slip deeper into that grief-fueled madness that had threatened to overtake her to begin with. She doubled her efforts, clawing even harder and moving her horns even more. The dragon’s eyes became red again, wings straining to lift her out of his grasp. Stop. Stop please. JUSTSTOPIT!

[Anais Fifer]
Grappling fights were his strength but even Anais can’t handle the two ton weight of the Chimera’s fully evolved form without being crushed by it or being overwhelmed. He manages to hold onto her by sheer force of will, though the goat’s hand rams hard against the wall which shoves them back, nearly catching his feet on the ground to trip him over. It’s that lion’s head that’s doing the real damage for it bites against his fur, teeth just barely managing to get through to the fleshy bits beneath but it would sustain some serious mouth damage if it weren’t careful. His own teeth let go, based on the fact that it would be incredibly hard to hold onto a dragon’s neck in the position he was in. But it’s also the form that does the least damage for his control over winds and air means that as he’s holding onto her, the icy mountain winds whip up around them, circling that dragon head and her snake tail, spewing those green flames in all directions while slowly freezing its scales, forcing an attempt at sending cold blooded creatures to hibernation before the dragon can singe too much of his fur away and so that the snake never has a chance to wrap around his throat as the chimera wishes. As she roars, sinking into madness of grief, that soothing energy kicks into high gear and he breathes a heavy torrent of it directly into her lion’s head. Only then does he let her go because it’s that energy’s job to do it’s work. He comes off her bloodied and bruised but it’s streaks of red against his fur that is already freezing and beginning to heal. He’s not forced or tried to inflict any serious damage on her and he can’t fly which means the distance that she goes is determined by how frozen the dragon is due to the mountain’s winds, how frozen her wings might be as he moves a short distance.

[Korinna Vali]
The cold wind immediately had the snake dropping from his throat, limp behind her. The energy pushing itself into her made the Chimera go limp, falling to the ground on her side when she was released. Slowly, as she lay there, the black scales began to change in color to blue. The fur on her form changing to a pale blond, almost white color. The eyes that opened and looked up at him were a sapphire color, her sides heaving as she tried to stand. Because she couldn’t stand, she used her front paws to pull herselg along the cold ground, whimpering and groaning as she slowly shifted back into her humanoid form. The scales on her arms and tail now blue. Her horns weren’t curled now, and were the same pale blue as her scales. She curled herself against a rock, tears streaming from her eyes. “What…. what did I do wrong?” She pulled her knees back up to her chest, still on her side in the fetal position now. “Why…. did he leave me? What did I do wrong?”

[Anais Fifer]
Still bleeding from wounds on his arms, along his sides, the Wolverine steps close out of both intrigue and interest at the sudden changes in her form that spark from the dissolution of corruption within her body. She may not notice it now but it bleeds through the wounds in her mouth, an awkward taste that she can either spit out or let dribble from her lips where it sinks to the icy stone floor beneath her paws to fade into black smoke to wherever it had come from to begin with. He inches ever closer though, stopping only a foot away where dark blue eyes fixate upon her and then as his body changes, torn fur cloak removed from his shoulders and tossed around her and himself. After all, it’s large enough to fit the both of them with her in humanoid form. “I can’t answer that for you, Kori,” he murmurs, hand moving to rest against her shoulder, his arm slung around her back. “You probably didn’t do anything wrong. The world is odd that way. But not everyone will leave you,” he spoke with a small nod of his head. “I asked you that first night we met one another if we could talk again and you said yes. Now’s that chance. Would you like to go somewhere warmer? Away from this place?”

[Korinna Vali]
Each bit of the corruption within her was coughed up. She didn’t want it any more. She wanted to feel /whole/ again. Wanted to feel like a person. At least, she felt that was what she /should/ want. She didn’t know yet. When he wrapped that cloak around them, she wanted to lean against him. But at the mention of that nickname, she flinched away. She was still shaking, still panting as she fought to breathe. She looked up at him, amazed that he still wished to be near her. Even after she’d attacked him. She allowed his hand to rest over her shoulders, but she almost pulled herself away. She looked up at him, blinking for a moment. “Y-yes,” she said. “Please…. I do not…. want to be here. Not anymore.”

[Anais Fifer]
He only used it because it was what he had heard. In due time, he realized that using the name people had called her when they were around her was probably not for the best. She had started moving toward him when he wrapped the cloak around her and himself only to pull away moments later, shaking and panting for breaths like him. And as her face turned to him and she looked into his eyes, he smiled at her and gave a nod of his head. It was through grace that before them, a portal ripped open, just a tear in the world’s fabric that would heal in time. “Let’s go, then,” he murmured before quietly pulling her in behind him, if she so chose to follow him through.

[Korinna Vali]
There was one last look at the mountain she had been on as the portal was opened. Her ears flicked and a shaky hand reached for his. She had to get over that. Had to get over the fact that being called “Kori” was just going to happen no matter what. She followed close behind him, eyes staring down at the ground as she left the mountain with Anais.

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