Jade watched as DarkHawk and Maleous left, heading further into the city to find Jorgan Rit. She smirked as she thought about how she had gotten the name. After the message from Locke came through she had arrived, waiting for her team, but she had gotten a bit bored, ok so a bit “claw happy.” She need to feel flesh being torn slowly inch by inch by her claws, as her victim begged for mercy. Knowing it would take the others a bit to arrive she had wandered into a pub within the city outskirts. A dang dingy place, that even though it was further from the water side, and was filled with creatures who hadn’t bathed, in who knows how long, it still smelled of ocean salt. Then again, that might have been the smell she tried to focus on. The drink she had ordered arrived just as she spotted the man glaring at her from the corner of the tavern. She didn’t drink, just stared back at him. He looked back at her, as if knowing his death could be waiting for him at her table, but he was willing to take it on. She liked that. Would make it all the more fun to torture him. He had stood up and moved to a back door, looking at her over his shoulder, daring her to follow him, so of course she did. Once out into the alley way she could still see the towering volcano across the ocean, even as they were surrounded by buildings. He started at her.
"What do you want Darksider?" It was almost a hiss, which made the Cathar in her chuckle at the poor attempt.
Jade put her hands on her hips. “You know who I am?”
The man shrugged. “I know you are against the Dominion, and I know you deal in dark arts. But who you are doesn’t matter to me.”
Jade smirked. “It should, after all, everyone should recognize death when it comes for them.”
The mans eyes flickered with fear but he choked it back. “Who knew death would come in such a pretty package.”
Jade laughed. “Flattery will get you no where.” She took a step towards him, watching how his right foot trembled as though he wanted to take a step back, but he just stood there. “With all that you seem to know, you must know what I am looking for.”
“And it might save your life if you do…but no promises.” She rested her hand on her saber. The man thought about it, he was looking over her shoulder down the alley way, trying to judge if he could make it by her. Jade knew there was no way he could, but part of her hoped that he would try it.
“I do not know where he is.”
“Hmmmm, where who is?” Jade took another step towards him, this time his foot did step back. She smiled as he cursed himself for the movement.
“You seek the one that came back, the one that escaped your armies and held victory in what you consider the Dominions defeat.”
Jade took another step towards him. “Who might that be?”
“_The Captain.” The man looked towards Jade right and decided to make a dash for it. He ran low, hoping to knock her off her feet and catch her off guard. But as he neared her, Jade took a step to the side and used the force to through a near by crate into the back of his legs, knocking him down. She walked up slowly to him, swaying her hips as she went. Putting her boot against his back and leaning into her step. _
“Nice try. Where is he?”
“I don’t know.” His voice was quivering like his foot had done not long ago.
"You lie." She took her foot off his back and kicked him, forcing him to roll over, before she squatted down and wrapped her hand around his neck, her claws extending to press against his exposed flesh. He choked under her hold, and as he brought his hands up to try and knock her hand free, Jade put a knee on his chest, placing her weight against the middle of his chest and his diaphragm, making it even harder for the man to breathe. “Tell. Me. Where the Captain is?!” She hissed the words, her purple eyes almost blackening from something soulless deep inside of her begging to come out. Something that had been hiding and waiting to take control of her. The mans eyes went wide and he tried to scream, but her hand closed even tighter around his neck. “Tell. ME!” She loosened her grip.
The man cough and sputtered. “Ask Jorgan Jit.” Jade stared at him. “He met the Captain and helped him to escape.”
"Escape where?!" She kept her hold on his neck firm, pressing her knee deeper into his chest and shaking his neck a bit.
“Ahhhhhhgggggggrrrr…” His eyes started to roll back into his head. His hand desperately moving against her hold on him. “Volcano…”
As he had whispered the word, Jade ripped his throat out, feeling her claws rip through his skin and pull the windpipe clear from his body, blood and muscle tissues stringing from her hand as she pulled, before letting it drop back in a sickening thud against his chest. She stood up and looked at the volcano, a plume of ash being blown by the planets’ wind, creeped over the alley way, as if trying to point out the dark act that just happened. That, or try to cover it up. Her eyes staring into the black cloud as though daring her to follow it. And she might have, if she hadn’t sensed the shuttles near by.
A hand landed on her shoulder. “Jade?” Quo looked at her, a fleck of dark shadows swirled in the purple irises that stared back at him, before they faded as quick as he saw them.
Jade nodded. “Just thinking.” She would have told Dark Hawk and Maleous about the possibility of the volcano being a hiding spot, but she didn’t really know if the man could have just said it in hopes of being let go, or even to throw her off. He had obviously supported the Dominion and if it had been her, she would have said something to throw the person off the tracks of Naga Sadow. But if it were true, then why did the Captain come back and hide there? Was he hiding something? If he was, they were about to find out. “Quo and Dolash, ready to see if we can’t find out any more information?”
Quo nodded, and headed out of her mini outpost. Dolash looked at her then nodded, following Quo outside.
Jade stood in the doorway and looked off towards the Valcano. Watching the eruption cloud tower higher and higher. Taunting her. Taunting them. She had no doubt there was more to the story then she had been originally told.