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Old January 17th, 2013 (3:23 PM).
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Colette Alise Faraday | Lady Raptor
Colette's Bedroom | Thunder Arena

Colette sat there, unsure of what to do.

What did someone do when an announcement was made that stated that anybody from anywhere in the world could steal all of the information from anyone of their entire life in one fell swoop? It was something out of a Science-Fiction movie. At this point Colette was just waiting for the aliens to swoop down and the robots to take over. It made no sense.

Why would anyone want something like this to happen in the first place? To create total anarchy? What could that achieve? Icarus had left; he wasn't attacking any specific businessperson or someone of the like, so it seemed that he had little to no interest in attacking anyone specific for his own gain. So what did he stand to prove? Whatever it was, it was not something for Colette to ponder at this moment.

But what did Colette have to lose? Ninety percent of her personal life took place offline. She didn't play any games other than Cloud, excluding a few console games that she had bought. Granted, there was her PlayStation Network account, but that was free and she had nothing on it that she couldn't easily replace. There was also her Gmail and her YouTube account, her Skype account and one forum account. She had no bank accounts or anything of the life. Granted, there was her Social Security number, but she had no idea what it was, what it was used for and she had hear that Social Security was ending, or something like that, so that didn't worry her. She had some movies stored on the Cloud, but those weren't life or death. Other than that, the only thing she really had on the internet was. . . .

. . . Her music! All of her precious music! Thousands of songs, hundreds of artists and so much beauty! There was no way she get legitimately get it all back! She could download some free music app that would let her download any music, but that would be time consuming and she was pretty sure that it was illegal. Her music was her heart and soul; her everything. There was no way she was going to let anybody get their hands on it!

"NOOOOOOOOO!" Colette yelled, her hands moving faster than the eye could see as she traced a complicated path along the keyboard. Her Daemon was right next to all of her friends' Daemons, so that gave her a bit of protection. Everyone had apparently been set back to level zero, so that put her on even footing with most of the users on Cloud.

She could do this.

It was a good thing that her school had let out early today, or else Colette might have mowed down a dozen or so students in her current state.
Lady Raptor

Lady Raptor clutched the neck of her guitar, ready to fight anyone that attacked her.

"What should we do?!" Videl's Daemon—a woman that resembled a brown-haired version of the Arkham Asylum style of the DC super villain, Poison Ivy—yelled, panic filling her voice.

"First things first, we have to get out of here!" responded the large, muscular, anthropomorphic, bipedal, dark grey wolf belonging to Jason.

"Then I'm just the guy you need," the slender black panther to match Jason's wolf, belonging to Wyatt, said, a devious grin crossing his face.

"Do your thing, Wyatt," Lady Raptor said, nodding. Wyatt's Daemon had a special Pathfinder ability, allowing him to see the best suited paths for his objectives and needs.

"I'm on it." The eyes of Wyatt's Daemon glowed a faint silver as he scanned the area, looking for an invisible trail that only he could see. Lady Raptor tracked the movement of his head, both curiosity and anxiety forcing her to do so. After a moment, his head locked in place as he seemed to spot something.

Lady Raptor was forced to take a few steps forward as another Daemon bumped into her, the huge crowd of panicked Daemons closing in around them as everyone fled towards the exits.

"These morons are only creating more chaos than necessary. They have no reason to attack each other, either, unless they happen to be defending themselves from a thief." Lady Raptor stated, a blank stare on her face as she scanned the millions of Daemons in the arena.

"So is the wont of human nature, as sad as it is. Needless chaos, panic, violence, and other such faults seem to be their forté." Wyatt's Daemon said calmly as he finished deducing their best choice in path. "Follow me."

Wyatt's Daemon ran on all fours, weaving his way through the crowd with ease. Lady Raptor and the others' Daemons followed, pushing their way through the chaos. They only made it about a thousand feet before they ran into an obstacle.

Wyatt was at least another twenty feet in front of them, but the keen senses of his Daemon allowed him to sense the danger surrounding his comrades. Lady Raptor stopped in her tracks as an Acid Golem stepped in front of her. He had just melted a trail through the crowd of Daemons, gathering keys as he did so. He had about ten in his right fist, and he turned towards Lady Raptor in the others.

"Greetings, kiddies. Why don't you just hand those little keys over? No? Then I'll just have to take them!" He reached out a liquid hand and tried to grab Lady Raptor, but she took a step back and avoided him. He was big and slow, and considering that he had been knocked back to level one like everyone else, he wouldn't be too difficult to take down. Likely the only reason he had gathered as many keys as he had was because he was an Acid Golem in a huge crowd of unsuspecting Daemons. Since he took the time to announce his arrival to Lady Raptor, she didn't think she would have any problems taking him down.

"Classic psycho," Lady Raptor said.

"Opportunistic Klepto," Videl's Daemon added.

"Arrogant weakling," Jason's Daemon said, smirking.

"Oblivious fool," said Wyatt's Daemon as he ran up behind the golem and leaped onto its shoulders. He extended his claws and tore at its face, blinding it for a split second.

As the golem tried to shake Wyatt's Daemon off, clutching its face in pain, Videl's Daemon caused vines to grow from the ground and constrict the golem. Jason's Daemon brought out his giant zweihander, but Lady Raptor beat him to the punch and jammed her guitar into the center of the golem. She strummed a few notes on the neck of the guitar and the entire instrument burst into flames, incinerating the golem from the inside out. Wyatt's Daemon leaped off it just as it evaporated into data.

"Now that that's taken care of," Lady Raptor turned to leave, but then she realized something. She walked over to the spot that the golem had dematerialized and retrieved the dozen keys that he had dropped. Once she had done this, she turned back to her friends. "Let's go."

Thanks to the little display, most of the nearby Daemons were now giving Lady Raptor's group a wide berth.
A burdened heart sinks into the ground
A veil falls away without a sound
Not day nor night, wrong nor right
For truth and peace you fight
Sing with me a song of silence and blood
The rain falls, but can't wash away the mud
Within my ancient heart dwells madness and pride
Can no one hear my cry

Embrace the dark you call a home,
Gaze upon an empty, white throne
A legacy of lies,
A familiar disguise
Sing with me a song of conquest and fate
The black pillar cracks beneath its weight
Night breaks through the day, hard as a stone
Lost in thoughts all alone
In the white light, a hand reaches through
A double-edged blade cuts your heart in two
Waking dreams fade away,
Embrace the brand-new day
Sing with me a song of birthrights and love
The light scatters to the sky above
Dawn breaks through the gloom, white as a bone
Lost in thoughts all alone

In endless dreams, countless realms collide
Hope falls only to rise like the changing tide
But all dreams come to an end,
Just whispers on the wind
Sing with me one last time, for light's sacrifice,
Endless dawn came but not without a price,
Lost in the waves there glimmers, a pale blue stone.
I think of you, all alone