Joey stood and dusted himself off before relieving the ground of a heavy longcoat that had been discarded by Richardson. He had been thrown so that he was closer to the door now and decided to make a break for Roach and Red, seeing as they hadn't apparently moved over the course of the last few minutes.
He burst into Roach's room, where he had actually gotten up, went through the door that opened into Red's, and shot off the handle when it appeared locked.
"Come on, girly, we all leave now, or we get mixed up in a fight with Bernie and some guy that reminds me of Inferno for more than one reason."
Adel back-flipped out of the way before cancelling the barrage with one of his own before going for a Knee to the face.
Richardson dodged the knee before slashing at his leg.
Red turned out to be behind Joey, in full uniform -- three dead henchmen behind her. "I figured something was up when these guys tried to ambush me through the fire escape. Let's move."
Xailus stood up as the fight raged on.
"ENOUGH! I AM A KING! AND I WILL NOT BE BULLIED BY SOM-"
Adel ducked a attack, resulting in Xailus getting hit and knocked out the window to the ground below.
Captcha: oh yes, We should rename this thing, it's like part of the site now :D
Richardson flashstepped back and pulled out his M93R, unloading the entire magazine in Adels general direction before jumping to land a kick.
A "DARK BARRIER!" saved Adel from the Bullets but not from the incoming kick.
He was knocked aside to where Rugal was getting up.
The two locked eyes and gazed in confusion at how much they looked alike.
The Sharedown was broken up by Richardson reloading and firing at both of them.
Rugal made a break for the hallway as Adel charged forward with another "DARK BARRIER!"
"Damn Reflectors, at least he doesn't let out an annoying screech like Athena did", he dropped the pistol and flash-stepped up to Adel, throwing him to the window.
Adel went flying to the wall. but kicked himself off it and stuck back with a Massive right to the jaw.
Rugal meanwhile battled the remaining guards in the hallway.
Richardson was sent back a foot alowing Adel to set up for a super move......
...And he did.
As the fight went on up-stairs, the Hero population saw Richardsons VTOL and began to realise that Adel was a Villain and that "THIS CASINO IS A FRONT FOR EVIL!" and proceeded to
loot barrow Confiscate, yeah lets go with that, the Money and anything else of Value for JUSTICE, Etc.
Richardsons upper chest was slashed open. "AH FUCK!!!" He was staggered but not knocked down. He saw the chaos below and switched his comm on. "While I hate to ruin your fun down there ladies and gentlemen, THERE ARE SEVERAL VILLAINS ATTEMPTING TO ESCAPE YOU LAZY BASTARDS!"
His wounds were now halfway through healing. "Thats it, Overdrive level 1".
An aura appeared around his feet and hair, his eyes now glowed orange. He flash-stepped behind Adel and punched through his abdomen.
Xailus plummeded like a rock out of the window, he landed face first in the concrete, leaving a small crater where he landed. As xailus got up he saw blood in the crater 'I don't bleed' Xailus soon noticed blood coming out of the gaps in the armour, terry had broken nearly every bone in the landing as well as receiving large cuts from parts of the armour. Xailus looked around and noticed his trident lying right next to the car that he had arrived in,'what lucky coincident seeing as I am not going to be able to walk through a casino full of supers, covered in blood, without arousing suspicion.' Xailus picked up the trident and waited next to the car for the others. Xailus had completely forgotten about leaving his phone in the suite at this point.
Amelia could tell when things were going south, so she grabbed what she could and ran for it. But she was pretty sure she would run into some supers while she was fleeing, so she prepared for a fight.
"Well,"Joey said as he looked at the grunts dead on the floor, all looking either crushed or suffocated,"Look like you got out ok. Feel like going now, before Mr.Inferno out there burns the place down? I didn't even know they had fire escapes for these buildings...weird. Anyways, whats-her-name said something about a record shop, feel like going there? With everyone else, of course." As they began leaving, very quickly, Joey in the longcoat and a shredded terrycloth robe, Red in her normal outfit, Roach in his clothes, and Rugal having to be dragged from the room since he was obviously in shock still, and Inferno was somewhere around here.
"I've got a question, do you guys stay anyplace for longer than a day? Because I think we've been on the run since I got out, or have I been dreaming this damn thing up?"
"Hey, what can I say? we have shitty luck!" Rugal Admitted as our Villains fought their way out of the Hotel Suites and into a Service Stairway.
"Parking lot is this way, move!" He said as several supers fought over piles of money and Gold urinals.
Roachman had merely observed as the other villains gut pulverised. It made him feel of higher class than normal, watching those with slow associative abilities get pulverised by their repeated mistakes.
He left alongside the rest of them, having hastily, yet subtly left the situation to 'borrow' the mini-fridge beforehand, while the others were getting thrown around, which was full of snacks he probably wouldn't be sharing. As well as retaining his new shotgun.
He had only gained from that last encounter.
Our Villains Dashed down the Stairs, stopping only for the odd random battle with a greedy Super.
after around 20 flights of stairs, A Massive Blast caused chunks of the Building above them fell down, raining upon them.
"Oh what now?" Amelia complained, raising her arms over her her to protect herself. "Is someone trying to bring this whole place down?!"
Red looked up, a shield flickering into existence to keep some large blocks from hitting the group. "Probably not, but this building won't last much longer if it keeps up."
Our Villains managed to escape the crumbling staircase and reach the maintainance Entrance for the Underground Parking.
Once inside, the place was a hive of confusion with Heroes attacking and Mugging each other as far as they could see.
Rugal kept out of the fights and started to look for a Car big enough for all of them.
Joey pulled out his keys and began running for his own car that had the rest of the money in it. A hero got in his way, but after starting some kind of speech, he shot them with the weapon he'd picked up in the hotel room and continued on his way.
"Alrighty then, I've got room for two more, so get your asses in here and we're off.Not you, Inferno, I've already lost a suit tonight, I don't feel like adding a car just yet. And Blondie, there's a truck over here, if you can hot-wire it."
Amelia took a moment to admire the chaos going on around her, delighting in the sheer anarchy in the scene. But eventually, she slid into the car, still holding her bag of pilfered gems.
Rugal agreed and nearly tore the drivers door off the hinges before he started to Hot-Wire it, the Joys of living in Miami.
He managed to get the Track running and waited for the rest of the group.
Red approached the nearest car. "Where to from here?" she asked, personally finding the constant relocation somewhat grating.
"Just go straight for a couple blocks then take a left at the light!" Amelia shouted over the din outside. "Then go straight down for about another block and take a right."
"Got It! Let's Go!" Rugal shouted as he lead the way out of the Underground Car park, running over several Heroes and smashing though the Exit with the rest of the group in tow.
As they escaped, they found Xailus on the road outside the Falling Casino.
He got out and pulled his body into the Truck before setting off again.
Up on the wobbling Helipad, Adel and Richardson were still sparring, causing way more damage to the Building then each other.
"So is this your new empire, a Casino? I have thought the Son of Rugal would have strived for something far grander. No matter I'll still stop you the same".
Richardson flashstepped behind Adel and delivered a slash with his blade, now enveloped in a feint aura of orange-red plasma. He the stepped back and loaded his Samurai Edge with a red magazine.
Adel Blocked the shots with Dark Barrier before giving Richardson a Evil Grin as Kazuya arose behind him in a Helicopter with a RPG and a Rope Ladder.
"Hahahaha...Well...It's been fun..." He shouted before jumping on the Rape ladder and ordering Kazuya to fire on the Helipad.
He did as he was told and the Helipad fell on the entrance of the Casino which was on the brink off completely crumble.
"SO WHAT IS IT GOING TO BE RICHARDSON?! MY LIFE OR THE PEOPLE TRAPPED IN MY CASINO?! MUHAHAHAHA!!!" He laughed as he escaped.
"You son of a bitch...." Richardson sprouted his wings and flew up to close in on the helicopter to get a shot.
"Well then, time to use an old trick". His right arm began to glow orange. "Lets see you reflect this! CHAOS SCORCHER!!"
As the beam surged in the direction of its target*, Richardson flew down towards the entrance, immediately charging again for another beam to clear the wreckage.
Warning: Arm Power at 55%
"Must have done more damage then I thought". A giant chunk of what was a wall fell just beside him, prompting him to shout at the Supers still mid-loot. "You going to just stand here? Or do something actually heroic?!"
The Beam narrowly missed as Adel escaped like all good villains.
"Phew...that was close...but now I know where "He" is...Soon Father...Soon..." He said to Himself as he chuckled madly.
"I just remembered I have Insurance! HAHAHAHAHAH!"
"Guess I'll be doing this by myself". He fired another beam, clearing the debris blocking the entrance. He then flashstepped into the entrance to search for people trapped.
'You didn't have to pull me in, I was waiting for you, its just easy avoiding attention when acting like a dead body' Xailus looked at the blood still coming out of his armour, 'I hope one of you can fix up terry or has some polish to clean up all this blood'
Rugal Took off with Inferno and Xailus as the Rest of the Villains Followed.
Richardson managed to save most of the People in the Casino single-handedly.
Adel fled to one of his save houses.
They entered a Rough part of the City where Gang violence was a way of life.
The Heroes only cared for Fame and busting Crack Dealers was Beneath them.
The Convoy of Crime pulled up in front the old Music Store Amelia told the group about.
It was called "Play it again!", It was the Victim of a Arson Attack a few months back, the Windows were broken, the front of the store looked like it was about to fall down and plaster, ash and dust were all over the place.
"What a Dump!" Inferno said as she looked at the place, who ever did this knew nothing about Arson or even fire for that matter.
"Yeah well, nobody comes around here anymore, making this a good hiding place." Amelia said. "Which is good, I don't think we need any interruptions." She pushed open the door, causing some ashes to fall on her head, and she shook it to throw them off.
Amelia stepped into the store itself, which at one time, had been a great place to get records and CDs... now it was just a sad, empty shell of its former self. She casually dropped her bag on the soot-stained counter, then turned to the others.
"So yeah, I guess this is home base for a while. Set yourselves up I guess."