Sarafine’s golden, slitted eyes glowed in the midst of the near pitch darkness of the Caster Tunnels, her eyes scanning the ruined path in front of her. She was on her way to Suffer; perhaps to play Liar's Trade (it was rumoured for TFP trading today, anyways, and she wasn't scared), the Caster equivalent of the Mortal card game, Cheat, known as bullshit. Except Caster's didn't play for money. All the while, she wasn't frightened by the alarming things you had to trade— your talents, favours, or powers, though was hesitant on the topic. But she was decent; that much, people could tell. Flexing her fingers, she continued on through the cramped, dark streets on the Tunnels, making sure not to run into any Vexes or unwanted visitors (not that she couldn't get past them.) It was only then she looked up from the ground, to see a person (L, by the way) a few meters away. This should be interesting. From here, she couldn't tell whether the passerby were an Incubus or Dark Caster, or even worse, a Mortal. Recoiling at the thought, she kept to the sides of the Tunnel's passage way, her side pressed against the wall before she squinted to notice his eyes were not in fact the gold of a Dark Caster's, nor the black of an Blood Incubi's. Why would a Mortal be wandering down here, let alone being completely alone; for no trace of any others were here. Maybe she was just seeing things; probability that a Mortal were down on this path was slim, anyways. Sarafine's lips curled into a frightening smile, and she began walking forwards; as if she had never seen him in the first place, in a sauntering manner. He was probably another passing by Lilum or Caster; none of which needed her attention, and if they did, surely she would have seen to it before, for they probably weren't a lost Mortal. Being said, she walked past him, without stifling a glance in his direction.
"There will be no New Order. The universe has already brought Darkness upon the Mortal world. But things will get worse."
L was near to exploding. He was here all of a sudden, wherever here was, instead of being at headquarters. Kira couldn't have done it, he's gone, and none of that evidence could have pointed to anything like this, anyway... His eyes were wide as he cast his gaze upon the gloomy, black tunnels. Was he underground or was it an illusion? Psychosis or real life? The chances of being crazy were slim, in L's case, for his brain was in the most prime condition it had ever been in so far in his life. The detective suddenly turned his head sharply, having caught the movements of a woman who was sauntering by with a sly sneer strewn upon her features. "Excuse me!" he called, his voice echoing off of the high ceilings. "Hey! Could you tell me where we are? I seem to be lost."
Someone's voice echoed off of the cramped walls, and she acted as though she practically jumped out of her skin; even though she knew the person was the one who she was contemplating about not much earlier. "What the--" Sarafine spun around, eyes blazing. Upon closer inspection, he was definitely not Lilum or Caster; a direct confirmation. Perhaps it was just the lighting down here. "Are you kidding me? You don't know where you are?" Sarafine said, her voice both curt and playful, playing along as though he were indeed a Supernatural being (perhaps he was, again, the lighting wasn't the best), stalking towards him in a slightly hostile, though neutral, manner. "You should know where we are. The Tunnels, of course. And if you're lost, what made you come down in the first place?" Of course, many reasons could have followed that up; being in contact with the Supernatural world itself, perhaps a Seer, or plain curiosity. Boy, had he ran into the worst person to find in the Tunnels.
He knew he disliked this woman- ugh, what a rude person. I'll just trick her into telling me what she is. From what I can tell already, she is more intellectually challenged than I. This will be, hopefully, very simple. "I'm from the Shinigami realm. I'm not used to being this far down; usually we're more towards the mortal realm so we can kill them off with better ease... My buddies pushed me down here for a joke. You can call me Riyuzaki. And you are?" It could have been another shinigami that brought me here... No, they don't have any affairs in the mortal world unless they put their death note there. I wonder what she is... If shinigamis exist, then other supernatural beings must, also. If I'm in some paranormal passageway, and I'm the only mortal here, then she and everything else around here is not human. I must be cautious. The woman had suspicious, sly, glowing yellow eyes with cat-like pupils. That definitely confirms my suspicion.
She listened to him as he spoke, taking a brief moment to look over her shoulder, as though something were to jump out and attack the two, then let her gaze fall on him again. "Uh-huh," she commented, though once he mentioned killing Mortal's off, her doubts were slowly fading and her smile lingered, immediately questioning her earlier debate of what species he was. Probably a Blood Incubus; though she'd have to question him sooner or later. "Oh, I see. Must be a bold one, if they pushed you down here," Sarafine said thoughtfully. "Riyuzaki, huh?" she said, echoing his name, again, thoughtfully, and paused for a moment before speaking again; like she had just debated on telling him her name or not. "Sarafine. That's all you need to know, any way," and either way, if he did know the Cataclyst, he would surely be more intimidated. "Right then. You don't come down here often, do you? If you did, you'd know how to leave."
"There will be no New Order. The universe has already brought Darkness upon the Mortal world. But things will get worse."
L nodded, then answered, "Of course." A secretive one, then. I'll have to play along and find things out as they go. Suddenly, L heard a small sound coming from behind him, like it was a ways away but advancing with an incredibly fast pace. Suddenly, he heard a faint *vwooshing* noise, and he felt a cold, evil presence right in front of him. It was like the feeling you get when someone is holding a knife millimeters away from your cornea, about to plunge a knife into your eye, or when you know you're in deep trouble. Slowly, L turned around to face the thing, seeing a thing covered in rags, like a mist-creature. It had no eyes.
She followed his gaze, soonly realizing it was a Vex that he was staring right into - quite literally, at the least. "Riyuzaki," she said, voice barely a whisper, as though the Supernatural monster would attack at even the slightest noise, "Tell me you've faced a Vex before. If you haven't, don't be stupid! Run!" Sarafine urged, gaze not wavering from the Vex. She knew how destructive these things were, out of her own experience, though soonly realized she needed to help this Incubus (who knows, maybe he was an acquaintance of Silas's, though the chances of that were also very slim, or she'd know him. Oh well, she couldn't take chances.) Out of instinct, she pushed what she thought was a Blood Incubus out of the way of the Vexes hostile aimpoint. She didn't necessarily care for the Incubus's life or not, but the reasons being at stake, she pretended as though she did at least a little. "It could possess you, you know!" Sarafine snarled, eyes narrowed. Pointing towards the opposite direction of the other Tunnel passageway with a single, deeply black painted fingernail (so much for her plans in club Suffer), she even did so much to begin cautiously going that way, herself. She wasn't being completely caring; for she seemed like she wanted to save her own skin even more. With that being said, the creature snarled an unhumane sound, easily advancing.
L quickly backed away, holding from his tongue a hoarse yell. He ran with Sarafine's command, taking in the information that the thing could- possess me?! That's insane, though I've encountered plenty a strange thing while working my job. He looked back, seeing that the lady had not moved more than a few feet back from the monster. He stopped, careful not to startle the thing. He wanted to fight it, but L had no idea how to battle a mist-monster that looked like it came straight out of Harry Potter.
Sarafine carefully stayed near the walls, holding her hands out in front of her as though to quell it just by the simple gesture. "I'd run or Travel if I were you. To the nearest Door." She said; assuming he did know where a exit was, keeping her voice both monotone and steady while she faced the creature. "Or you can make those fangs of yours be of use and help me!" She was still assuming he were a Blood Incubus; so why not show her those pretty teeth if he were one? With the pause of attempting to hold it back, and a quick movement, she bolt forwards, down the path and right past him with the sounds of the snarling growing louder throughout the Tunnels. It weren't very rare to find a Vex here, in fact, perhaps even common; if you weren't cautious, that was. Of course she wasn't going to run away like a scared Light Caster - she was simply distracting the Vex, so furthermore it would teleport in front of one of the two to block the path, and she could burn it from the base.
L barely hesitated for a split second to think- she wants me to use my fangs... This beast can be beaten with physical forces, obviously, so maybe I can just use my combat skills. The detective ran forward, delivering a blisteringly hard kick to the thing's head. It didn't become timid and only advanced on L, who made a dodge and then elbowed its back, then kneed it and kicked the fog away. As it was recovering, L made a dash towards Sarafine. She had a plan, he could tell, but she needed to have it done, now. "Do it!" he whisper shouted as he ran past her, giving her a window of opportunity while the beast was slowly getting up and gathering its bearings. Throughout the whole ordeal, L planned to observe Sarafine in order to appeal to her tastes, so that he wasn't so 'foreign' to her nature. He didn't need her thinking that he was anything but a shinigami. Speaking of fangs, not all shinigami have them. Could it be that she doesn't know what they are? I suppose, she seems like the know-it-all type, so she wouldn't give the information away that she is unsure of something. If I have speculated this correctly, she's assuming that I am something else. I myself don't know of all of the supernatural creatures that exist outside of the human world, so I can only play along as it goes.
Sarafine spun around at his voice, to watch the dazed creature try to gather their bearings quickly, and immediately she was raising her hands steadily in front of her, and so flung open her fingers. "Vexes," she muttered, tightening her knuckles into what looked like a fist; an invisible grip on the fog-like being, letting it struggle for a moment. It would teleport away soon, if she were correct, and so she decided she definitely should end this miserable creature, her gaze flicking to the ground around it, a ring of flames bursting into existence as if it were there the whole time, forming a small, but perfect, circle around the Vex. Raising a hand, and fluttering her fingers, the flames circled tighter around the creature, and they immediately jumped higher, closing in on the Vex until the mist-like creature had literally disappeared in thin air, and out Sarafine's commands, the flames too. The only proof left that the Vex were ever there, was the ever-present, near deafening screeching of the creature's death echoing off the walls. Turning to face L, she returned her arms to her side. "Now that wasn't so hard, was it?" Assuming that he didn't go into the Tunnels much, accordingly to him saying he were lost, she presumed that he didn't often remember about the creatures. "Any ways, unless you want to run into another Dark creature, we should probably start going," she stated, pointing in the direction of the path which was in the general direction of Suffer; though he didn't know that. "I'll find a Door for you to exit with." Hm, sure she was going to. "But I don't see why you want to leave. You are Dark, after all. I'm genuinely surprsied you don't come down almost always."
L watched as the flames that Sarafine had conjured up swallowed the beast, destroying it before his eyes. Curious, she can use magic, but unlike the magic of the Shinigami; she's a catalyst of the elements. Since she doesn't know what I truly am and assumes that I am something else, she also assumes that I have the powers of some other being that she knows of. L inwardly scoffed. A door means an exit. You're a sly fox, you wouldn't dare. You're going to take me somewhere where I can't get back from. "Thank you, Sarafine. By the way, you do know that Shinigami don't have fangs, right? We've got massive strength and agility and we're very clever..." Good, let's intimidate her. I'm planting the bait right in her mind so that this is what she expects. L followed her down the tunnel in his hunched over fashion, with his hands in his pockets and his feet dragging. He kept his eyes on her the whole way and documented how many turns they made in case he had to suddenly turn and run back. Wait, if I appeared down the tunnel, that means there's a door back there somewhere, and chances are, I'll need magic to access it, which means i have to keep following this one... I may be here a while, but at least I know where the door is that leads to headquarters, that much I do know.
Walking down the eerie tunnel, which soon turned into a sort of old looking, ruined path, and eventually got more cramped, then wider; an odd path, probably, for him; if he didn't hang in the Tunnels like most Dark creatures did. Although, once he spoke, she took that thought back. "A Shinigami? What is that, a new type of Darkborn?" So he weren't an Incubus; nor a Blood one, at that. He were some other species, one she had never heard of until now; unless he was playing tricks on her mind, which she highly doubted. "Massive strength, agility, clever.." she echoed, as if thinking of something that matched that description, "Ah, yes, I see. You must be a Darkborn then, right? I heard a rumour that they possessed those abilities." Now, she was slightly wary of this man, not feeling as intimidating as earlier, due to her slight knowledge on these creatures called Darkborns, or as he said, Shinigami's. "Hmpf. Not like I'm bragging, you know. There's not too much to boast about, if you're a Darkborn, you know," Sarafine muttered, looking forwards once again to see a bit of a building developing in their views, the line in front of what happened to be Suffer snaking around the block. "Anyways, listen. There's a new club I want to check out. Suffer. Only it's better than Exile." Sarafine said to him, speaking as though she were again assuming he were familiar with any of the terms she mentioned. "Hope you don't mind. Not like you would have found that door any faster, you know," she said, a grin tugging at the corners of her lips, "Don't fret, I'm not that forgetful. This might only take, I don't know, a half hour?" She said it as though the delay were nothing. "You have a problem with it? Go find the Door yourself."
What in the world is a Darkborn? "Actually, no, I'm not a Darkborn. We Shinigami are very... reserved creatures. We don't really care about the doings of others outside of our realm, so that's why I haven't been down here before. Darkborns, they're... how would I put it, basic? I'd be quite ashamed if I were one of them," he explained. I thought so. "Nah, I'll hang with you. It's not that much fun back at my place, anyway." Knew it, I'll have to stay close and not blow my cover- it's a good thing she's not very observant.