Six days had passed since Trapper’s initiation, everyone has been training and pushing themselves to see what Screech had in store. He placed his hands on the ground and let out a silent black noise which pinged the location of each member.
“It looks like everyone is here” He smirked as they gathered in the clearing. “Are you guys ready” He laughed as they began to tense up. “We start in 5” They all jumped back and dispersed into the woods which surrounded me.
Looks like they have a plan.
“4…3…2…1” He counted down before letting out an ear-wrenching screech.
“Come out you three” Screech looked to his right as the trio of woodsman walked out from behind a few bushes. “I’m guessing you three would like to see what the leader can do?” He smiled, placing his hands on the ground. Screech sent a vibration through his hands, causing a tremor to aspire within a 15-foot radius. Instead of jumping back like he expected, they stood their ground.
“How bold of you three, attempting to hide your fears.” Screech sighed, “Just go back to base, you are all out of your league.” He smiled as this enraged the trio, they charged forward and immediately brought out their mutations, but this time the girl kept her arms as separate shields, each sporting spikes on the edges.
Seems like she evolved a bit.
He watched them begin to split up as they tried to attack him on their own. “You three don’t quite understand teamwork.” He laughed dashing forward, placing his hand on the top of the eldest’s head, forcing a vibration throughout his body, intensely shaking his brain, leaving the elder completely unconscious. He proceeds to dodged under the ferocious swing of the woman’s saw. “Your footing’s off,” He sighed as he swiped her legs from under her and plunged his fist into her stomach, forcing her to fall to the ground.
“Now what will you do?” He asked the girl as she immediately brought her arms up to guard against me. Screech dashed forward and slammed his palm against her right shield sending a vibration through, shattering it, forcing her to jump back. “Thought you’d actually put up a fig-” Nearly out of sight, he catches Wing soaring overhead.
“I see you, Wing!” Screech laughed as he starts speeding up, placing his hands out to face him. Screech sends out a rain of sound bullets, bombarding his thin wings, puncturing them, forcing Wing to plummet back down to earth. “And… he’s down; now show me what you ca-” Screech turn back around to see that the girl was nowhere to be found.
Oh… so she’s faster than I thought.
Screech felt as vibrations closed in on him. He takes a small step to the left as bullets of bone fly past him, he turns back to see Burst and Shot hiding in trees approximately 68 feet and seven inches away. “Nice job trying to stay out of my range, but my range has increased a lot more than just 60 feet over the past since seven months ago.” He smiled, placing his hands on the ground, causing another tremor, but he could feel the vibration of footsteps closing in fast from his right. He sends a blast off vibration into the ground, causing the attackers to be sent back a bit.
Screech stands to see Fang and Blade, closing in on Him. Blade begins the assault with eight quick stabs with her left blade while the other she uses to throw dirt into his eyes. Fang throws one of her fangs down at my feet, tripping me up to make it easy for Blade to shred into my skin.
Nice, but you two aren’t fast enough.
He places one hand out to the side, curving his arm just a bit, propelling his body into a backspin with a weak, concentrated sound blast, kicking Blade back and sending a concussive blast to disorient them.
“Your teamwork has gotten better, but you both still can’t equal up to me.” He scoffed before raising both hands to face them, sending out a destructive blast of sound. “Well, those two are out the fight” He smiled as the blast made contact, destroying about an acre of the forest behind where they stood, but something was off, they weren’t sent flying or went anywhere for that matter. Screech had heard the grunt of a young girl and understood what had just occurred. “That’s an amazing defense.” The smoke began to clear, revealing the shield girl, who had blocked the initial blast, but with her great shield now shattered and her energy completely depleted, she fell to the ground unconscious.
“Hey, Screech” Smoke smiles as a blue gas floods the clearing.
Shit, I gotta get higher.
Sending vibrations through the bottom of his feet, He propelled himself upward using his hands to maintain equilibrium. He felt the vibration of something slicing through the air from behind, turning quickly to see Wing speeding at him like a bullet. Screech propels himself forward to greet him with a concentrated blast to the right wing, but just before they collide, Wing uses his left wing to throw Screech off balance. With him now unable to strike, Wing forces his fist into Screech’s stomach and launches him higher.
Why wouldn’t he slam me back into the smoke?
Screech places his hands behind himself and sends out vibrations till he slows to a stop. He looks behind him, only to see a virtual wall of thin, serrated red wires behind him.
So that’s the plan, distract me until Trapper finishes her trap and then lure me in.
“You all were so close!” He yelled out. looking down to see a smiling Tiny, getting shot in the legs by bone bullets.
What exactly are they doing… and why is he just smiling?
Coil lets Tiny onto his shoulders, his body compresses and almost instantly, he shoots upward, sending Tiny cutting through the air at Screech. Screech places his hands out in front of him, sending out a volley of concussive blasts. Off balance, he slowly drifts to the left as he realizes that Tiny isn’t slowing down in the slightest.
“What a shame, you ca-” A large stalagmite slams into his left side, forcing him back into Tiny’s trajectory. Quickly, his eyes lock onto Burst who was smirking and leaning on Shot’s arm.
He used everything he had in that last strike.
Screech smiled as Tiny plunged his head into his torso, sending him into the serrated wire, which immediately collapsed onto itself, wrapping around and trapping Screech within.
I really shouldn’t be this proud of them.
Screech plummets to the ground like an egg being dropped from the empire state building.
“…You guys, win” He laughs, forcing his way out “God, that wire is so damn painful, who planned this all” He looked around to see Trapper dragging herself out the destroyed area, where the girl was defending.
“It was me.” Trapper laughed as she fell onto the ground.
“Great job” He laughed “You are fit to create a strategy whenever needed, everyone here will look to you… and she fainted.” I sighed. “Well, The Woodsman Trio, thank you for attacking first and taking the initiative to keep your team safe, you guys are truly the shield of our family.” They smiled. “Sniper team: Tiny, Coil, Shot, Burst, great job getting me into the trap, that was great teamwork, you guys can only get better.” They laughed. “Smoke, nice job forcing me into the sky, you were the key to the operation.”
“It was ok, I guess” He brushed his dirty blonde hair back and scratched the areas where Trappers needles had penetrated his body.
“Now, Fang and Blade, that was some great teamwork you two showed off, but you must utilize each other more, don’t let only one of you take the brunt of the attacks while the other sits back and applies support when they think it’s needed. Fang if you had attacked more often, I would not have had time to strike you two with those blasts.” They became disheartened. “Don’t worry about it though, just remember what I told you.” They looked up and nodded.
“And for Shield of the trio, you are an amazing protector. You decided to protect Fang and Blade in a last-ditch effort instead of hiding in the woods and attacking at another time if I was serious, they might’ve been dead if you had not protected them, build up your defense and become an unbreakable shield for yourself and this family.” She smiled as everyone cheered.
“You all are dismissed” I laughed. We all walked back to base and tried to wake up the sleeping Trapper, who instead of waking up, decided to roll over and drool onto the table.
“I’m going to sleep, gotta let these wings heal a little faster.” Wing sighed and left the room. After that everyone said their goodbyes and went to their rooms, leaving Trapper to snore on the table.