If Archer had anything to be quite thankful for before, it'd been a lack of interference. Now it seemed his poor luck was finally catching up with him. The all too familiar figure of the Hound of Chulainn stood in his way, Gae Bolg pointed straight at him. And he didn't seem to be in the best of moods.
Still, the Demigod's tone was still the semi-casual one he usually had, bad mood or no. "Oy, Archer, where the hell you're going in such a hurry, eh? We've got unfinished business."
Holding back and exasperated sigh, Archer projected Kanshou and Bakuya and readied himself to quickly switch into a fighting stance. One thing was quite clear- as much as he wanted to avoid it, a fight was pretty much inevitable.
"Oh, I'm sure we have more than a fair bit of unfinished business to settle. However..." Archer's eyes narrowed, readying his twin blades as he did so. "I don't have time to play with you right now. I have a meeting with someone that takes a fair bit of priority over whatever 'unfinished business' that we have between us. So be a good dog and step aside, would you?"
***This is bad, really bad.
The masked woman now had Hakuno pinned beneath her, unable to move or struggle. Desperately, she tried to find a way to have her captor loosen her hold on her, but to no avail.
Hakuno was aware of her captor holding a conversation with the armored girl from before, but was too busy trying to free herself to really pay close attention. She was able to get something quite clear from the conversation though- the woman's name was Rider. And the armored girl was Saber. So she
is a Servant! And for that matter, so is the blonde girl. ...I really am in trouble...
Hakuno sighed, frustrated. Your luck really did rub off on me, didn't it Archer?
Hakuno finally gave up trying to free herself, allowing her head to rest on the pavement as Rider turned to address the tall blonde woman. “Sorry, but I need the prana. Plus, how can I be sure this girl won’t have her servant kill me the moment I back off? Holding onto her is my only guarantee of safety right now.”Prana? How is she going to get that from me? Is it just like what Archer had to do that one time? Or is it worse...?
The first to reply, however, was Saber. "But you aren't safe, Rider; you can't fight me and keep ahold of the girl, much less now if you need prana. And I'm no longer a Servant, so Saber is wrong as I'm very much alive."
Hakuno frowned a bit. What's she even mean? How can she no longer be a Servant?
The blonde woman addressed "Saber" with a sigh. "Check the aggression for a moment here please. I'd rather not have my city leveled by some battle of heroic spirits or former heroic spirits having a grudge match."I'd like that too, to be honest,
Hakuno thought to herself. Especially since said battle would have her caught right in the middle, and Hakuno found that prospect quite distressing.
Then the woman's focus shifted to Rider, her index finger pointing straight at her. "Hey, Walking Sex Offense, if you let the girl go, I'll donate. I might not be alive, but I have prana."
Hakuno started to giggle at the "Walking Sex Offense" bit, but then forced herself to stop out of fear of retribution from her captor. Still, the woman was clearly on Hakuno's side- this was a bit of reassurance that Hakuno sorely needed.
To her surprise, however, the woman next fixed her gaze directly on Hakuno herself. The woman's expression and voice softened as she addressed her. "Poppet, when the Walking Sex Offense lets you go, get out of here and please have your Servant decide to not to come kill us all. If you're going to rough house, do it in an abandoned part of town. Please."
Hakuno managed a firm nod, looking towards her potential savior with gratitude. Her eyes lit up a bit. "I'll do my best, I promise! I'm not looking for a fight, or trying to start one. All I want right now is to be back with Archer so we can find someplace safe." Hakuno didn't like placing her new ally in danger, but she looked as if she could handle herself.
With newfound determination, Hakuno turned to look up at Rider. "You're worried about Archer attacking you, aren't you? Please, if you let me go and promise not to hurt this lady, I promise that he won't attack you. I'm not looking for a fight."