Ooo, I want to know what they do with momentum, Tony thought longingly as Uzume jumped. Nothing human should move that fast.
“You’re coming with me!” Silk whipped around bloodied black, squeezing Kagari’s arms against his sides. “Because if you don’t,” another blur almost too fast to see, and Uzume bent her head near her captive’s, whisper low and intense, “you’ll die.”
Wrap a firestarter in silk, Tony thought wryly as Kagari ignited, breaking his bonds in an instant, yeah sure, makes loads of sense–
The Sekirei he’d seen were naïve and distractible and inexperienced, but they were not stupid. Uzume knew exactly how flammable her weapons were.
“Come with me or die.” Oh hell. She was giving him an out.
Ice slashed at silk, Uzume yelled a challenge back, and the two Sekirei were moving like zipping electrons, flashes of gold, white, and blue lighting up the sky.
Steaming, Kagari stumbled away. Faltered, one red-glowing hand touching the roof as he tried to get back to his feet.
The roof started melting.
“Jarvis, note, armor temp tolerances check,” Tony murmured. Because seriously, melting concrete? Kagari had serious heat going on there. And if it wasn’t even singeing him-
I take that back.
Kagari was trying to stand and couldn’t, reaching out toward something out of the camera view. Whatever it was had to be important, Tony had a pretty good idea what it took to keep moving when your body was starting to shut down. In a dry mouth, he could taste the ghost of Afghani dust.