The setting was unfamiliar to him. He explored all of the continents in his former world and had never seen a place like this, a place so calming and tropical. The style of the architecture of the buildings he passed were foreign to him as well.
“Tch… What is this place?” He pondered to himself. It seemed like a paradise, but Leon decided that it was too early to conclude such. For all he knew, this place was supposed to give him a false sense of security while his kidnappers waited for the right moment to strike. And even if it was a paradise, why would anyone bring him here.
Kicking a pebble, he raised his head and his eyes followed the pebble’s path. It stopped not too far away from a few people.
There’s others here?
And he thought it was a paradise.
He didn’t know if he could trust him or if they were in the same situation as him. He wanted to ask for information, but his pride, not to mention the fact that he was defenseless, kept him from. Instead, he only watched from a distance.
From a distance, Scorpion sensed the presence of another. Turning he saw a young man pondering to himself. Must be another new arrival, he thought to himself. Scorpion then responded to the stranger,
“Present yourself human!”
[Wherever the heck she was, Alice didn’t care at all about it. It wasn’t the Abyss, so it was fine. Seaweed head was nowhere to be seen, so another positive aspect of this place.]
[Maybe she was a tiny bit curious and she wouldn’t mind to have more information.. Ah, but this was maybe not even important. More importantly..]
I see no meat yet.. if this place hasn’t any meat, it really sucks.
[She would blow up this place in a few seconds if no one would bring her some meat soon. Damn, she was so hungry..]
Scorpion noticed the girl pondering to herself as he walked around Arcadios looking for something to do. Never seen this one before, he thought to himself. She looked flustered and irritated about something. Nevertheless Scorpion decided to approach the human,
“Identify yourself human!”
So there were new meat stalking me after all.
“PRESENT YOURSELVES MORTALS!”
Mortals? What was he, some sort of…demon? Oh, boy. That would be fun.
“Hello!” She waved at him, even though he seemed to be one of the more angry types.
Scorpion stared for a moment at the armoured woman walking up to him as she waved hello.
“Heh, everyday this place keeps raining down fresh meat, from humans to demons to vampires to whatever the hell the universe just spits out. You look like an accomplished warrior and looking at that mark on your face, I would assume you belong to some clan. And so, just who are you supposed to be human?”
Why scorpy laughing? Did Riki do something funny? [Riki looked at the hand then jumped onto it and sat down while looking all proud and mighty] You carry Heropon. Heropon much too important walk; sidekick Scorpy carry Riki around.
“Don’t get too full of yourself now fiend. I haven’t seen you in kombat yet after all.”
With the heropon sitting atop Scorpion’s right shoulder, Scorpion walks around Arcadios, seeking a worthy challenger to do battle with the wraith of the Netherrealm.
This guy was reading him all too well. Ichigo had heard about the spar room, but he hadn’t figured there was much reason for him to go in there. No one had offered until now, and from what he had heard, the return of his powers was only during his stay in the room. It might have depressed him, but then again, this guy looks like he could keep Ichigo on his toes.
“Quit being so dramatic about it,” he said bitingly. The tension in his limbs left - his resolution had left him ready for a fight, but now it was like a fish swimming as opposed to a rain-soaked butterfly trying to fly. “I’ll fight you.”
Wow. If only Kenpachi could see him now.
“You have chosen wisely, Ichigo Kurosaki.” Scorpion responded cracking his knuckles. “I look forward to an honourable duel with you.”
Scoprion was getting fired up for another battle. This was his chance to brush up on his skills for that rematch with Dante making sure he has the white-haired demon on his knees begging for mercy the next time.
“Now if you’ll follow me…”
Great. Now he was being told what to do again. Even with such a free spirit as he, Law did not like being ordered around. He wasn’t sure himself, but it just rubbed him in all the wrong places.
“…You first,” Law said bluntly, crossing his arms over his chest with an unimpressed expression. If this male intended to talk to him like this for much longer, Law would just happily turn his back on the man and be on his merry way.
“Hmph. I am Scorpion. Hellspawn of the Netherrealm and warrior of the Shirai-Ryu. I only seek worthy kombatants in realm that I may duel. Perhaps you are interested human? You look like are skilled in the arts of kombat. I am getting bored here after all.” Scorpion addressed the stranger, eager for another duel with some of the fighters in Arcadios. His previous duel with the white-haired demon Dante had only fired him up after all despite his loss. Hoping for a future rematch with him, Scorpion wished only to brush up his skills. He was never much of the socializing type after all.
No, Riki no from places you speak of. Me not even know what they are! [Riki puffed out his cheeks and spoke] Yes! Riki very tough! Riki is Heropon! Heropon is very cool! Riki win in fight easily!
Scorpion was greatly amused. The creature acted like a child and showed no fear to the wraith. Scorpion laughed at the creature.
“I see. Then I suppose I may have use of your skills. Come let us go and search fro worthy kombatants in this realm. I am getting bored of the lack of battles here.”
Scorpion said as he reached out his hand to the creature.
Okay! I call you Scorpy! [he giggled and smiled cutely at him before flying back down to the ground and looking up at him again] Riki is Heropon from Makna forest on Bionis body! Riki strong and tough and me suspect Scorpy is aswell!
UGH! That name. That son of a bitch Dante calls me that too. Hmph I shall let it let go this time.
“Makna forest? Bionis body? Hmmm I have never heard of such a place in Earthrealm or in Outworld. Or perhaps you are not even from those realms. I would assume you are definitely not from the Netherrealm as I have never seen your kind before. And you say you are strong. Then perhaps you can face me in kombat. I have battled fearsome monsters and demons, powerful warlords and warriors and I have bested them all!”
[Riki nodded] Yes! Big, scary man have it right! Me Riki! [Riki then extended his ears and flapped them so he flew up to his face and stayed flying in the air] Who big, scary man then?
Wait what? I was right after all. And this thing is flying? Hmm of all the strange things Sophia dropped here, this one is probably the strangest.
“I am Scorpion. Hellspawn of the Netherrealm and warrior of the Shirai-Ryu. Now tell me where you’re from fiend. I have never seen a such a creature as strange and interesting as you.”