Bullet with Butterfly Wings

Rumors

Key Twenty: Rumors:

Lately, Road had been hearing strange whispers around the Tower. Both angels and monsters have been talking. Something big is coming.

The End of Days.

It won’t faze them down here. But up there is a different story. There might be more angels coming. Maybe more monsters. Before, Road never paid it any mind. But now, it could her attention. The End of Days, huh?

That could liven things up around here.

Road made it down to the basement. She knocked on Tykki’s door.

“Coming!” the doctor said. He opened the door and looked down. Tykki rubbed the back his head with his cigarette hanging out of his mouth.

“Yeah?” he asked.

“I have a question,” Road asked.

“What is it?” he asked. She stared him deep in the eye.

“What is the End of Days?” she asked. Tykki seemed to wake up at her question.

“That rumor again, huh?” he asked. He opened the door wider to let her in. Road followed him into his office.


“I don’t know much, but I do know it’s coming to Europe,” Tykki said. Road sat down at his table eyebrow cocked.

“I thought that was already going on,” she said.

“It did, in Japan,” he said. “But now it’s spreading- again.”

“That’s possible?”

“Apparently so. It’s still wrecking Asia.”

“Really?” These were strange times above indeed. The Woman in Red was roaming world, wreaking havoc. She grew stronger every day. They could feel it with the storms in the City.

“That would explain the rain lately,” Road said. She looked over at the doctor. “Are we getting more people here?”

“Who can say?” Tykki asked, shrugging. “Just watch the skies.” Road wrinkled her nose but said nothing.


Allen vaguely feels it too. Escaping might be harder with more people coming. More voices filled his head.

Allen… Allen… Allen…

Allen looked out into the empty space. That crooked smile had never left his face. It hurt to be aroused. But that feeling became dull in his mind. Aizen was at the brain stem again. Probably eating away at the blood. Only a matter of time. Only a matter of time.

Suddenly, the door opened.

Road stood in the doorway, smiling. Allen knew she was there. Would she take the cage off now? He wished. What was she going to do now?

Road walked over to the bed. She ran her hand along his bare chest. A twisted grin came onto her face. The monster leaned down to his ear.

“There’s going to be something interesting coming,” she whispered. “But no matter what, you’ll be mine.” Road licked him on the ear. Allen shivered at the sensation. It didn’t help that he was so blue down there. His mistress made it worse by turning and walking out of the room.

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