Oops...Did I Do That...?
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Ice Giant Encampment
"YOU FOOLS ARE DOOMED!" one of the three surviving shamans yelled.
"Give me a second, and it won't matter to ya." Clint put away the canon and grabbed his flex bow.
"HAHAHAHA!" the shaman laughed maniacally. "We are all dead! Ymir is coming. Nothing stands in his way now!"
Clint fired his magic arrow. The one specifically made by him and with a little help from Dawn to penetrate shields. Any kind of shields.
"Clint hold up. I wanna hear this..." Xander was a little late, as Clint had already fired.
The shaman waved his hand negligently and deflected the arrow. It hit his neighbor. The shaman shrugged.
"What do you mean we're all dead. Usually when someone says that, they don't include themselves as part of the body count."
Natasha had reached the party by this time and pressed Gungnir into Faith's hand. Faith pushed the spear away, but the contact was enough to flood her body with cosmic energy. Her body spasmed, but she bit down on the scream that tried to leave her mouth. She gave Nat the look.
"No choice. You needed it." Natasha shrugged. Faith let the matter drop. She was curious as to why Xander was doing the parley thing.
"Ymir is coming. We are all dead. We have been slowing his arrival for days, but now..." the shaman looked around him at all the dead and shattered remains of his colleagues. Whoever defiled the holy spot. Summoned Ymir. We've been trying to convince his dormant spirit to stay dormant, but the Fates deem it otherwise. A new age of destruction is coming. None here shall survive to see it."
"RUN!" Xander shouted and commanded everyone to vacate the area. The Ice Giants started to arrive at the spot. The kids laid down another volley to slow them down and they all ran in the direction the Black Widow came from.
"Xander where's Loki?" Nat asked as she pressed Gungnir into his hand.
Xander yelled, "Aarrgghh!" he caught his breath and said, "Damn it Nat. A little warning next time. I'll never get used to that burning feeling."
"She said." the dead pan delivery was perfect.
"Joking in the face of an Apocalyptic nightmare? I'm so proud of you Nat. We'll make a Scooby out of you yet."
"Over my dead body." she told him as anther crack in the ice appeared.
"What's the story?"
"Gungnir said that they were summoning this big 'Old One' type being called Ymir."
"The original Ice Giant?" Xander asked for confirmation.
"So he tells me. But if the shaman is telling the truth, and they were trying to keep him asleep...", *Hey. Spear of misdirection any reason why the shaman shouldn't be telling the truth *
*ONE WORD. ONE MEANING CONFIRMS. ANOTHER DENIES. IT WAS A FIFTY-FIFTY CHANCE!*
"What did he say?" Xander asked as they ran for the wall.
"How do you know I was talking to him." she held up the spear.
Xander shrugged, " Been there, done that type thing. After a while you start recognizing the signs. Give..."
"He mistranslated a word. One meaning is positive, the other negative."
"Oh! I can see how that can happen." Xander nodded sagely.
"You mean you believe him?"
"Oh sure. Happens more often than you know." he smiled even at a time like this he would rather keep joking and making sure his friends, didn't let the gravity of the situation affect their actions. It used to be his main contribution to the effort, even though he was cosmically powered up the wazoo, it didn't mean that he should slack off at what he saw as his main job. The job of making sure the big guns, and all guns for that matter were firing on all cylinders and doing their job of saving the world. He would never lose sight of that.
*THE KNIGHT IN BLACK IS WISE. LISTEN TO HIS ADVICE!* Gungnir knew that the Black Knight was giving him an out. He would be less willing to sacrifice him in the future.
Just a few thoughts before class.