The water bottle is warm under Clint's fingers as he holds it to her cracked lips. Natasha tries to drink, but most of it ends up on her chest and lap. Clint gives her another couple of tries, then pours what's left over her head, putting his hand on her forehead to keep the water out of her eyes. She definitely needs to rehydrate, but it’s her core temperature that’s killing her, and he needs to get it down. Now.

Defiled Blood of the Accursed

Chapter 2: the lost mercenary: Dante

When Dante arrived at Yharnam, the first thing he did was heading towards the local library. It wasn’t  because Dante wanted to read books or anything. No, that was very unlike him as he hated going to the library. The librarians hate him (definitely not because he likes to bother them there, no). Plus he was not the type of guy that like to read books. No. He came here for a totally different reason: He was looking for somebody and that somebody was his twin brother, Vergil and his wife.

some tearful AU stuff

*corrupted, mechanical screeching*

“IT… IT’S YOU. YOU DID THIS. YOU ARE THE VILE CREATURE THAT DECIDED TO HARM AN INNOCENT PERSON WHO NEVER HAD ANYTHING BUT nasty THINGS TO SAY ABOUT HIMSELF AND kind THINGS TO SAY ABOUT THE REST OF THE ENTIRE WORLD. YOU SHATTERED THE SOUL OF THE ONE PERSON I KNEW I COULD ALWAYS HAVE FAITH IN. L-L-LiKE WHAT YOU SEE?” *ungodly whirring spanning the length of the entire room as a mess of wires emerges from the floor, powering a number of motion-activated turrets and various flamethrowers and mechanized guns* “AhaHAHA… I WOULDN’T THINK SO. THANKS TO YOU, I HAD TO TAKE IT UPON MYSELF TO ENSURE THAT YOU WERE ABSOLUTELY WIPED OFF THE FACE OF THE UNDERGROUND. YOU DESTROYED MY ONE LAST CHANCE AT ACTUAL HAPPINESS, AND TRANSFORMED ME INTO THE MONSTER I AM NOW. BUT, THAT ONLY MAKES YOU MORE EXCITED. I CAN TELL FROM THAT HIDEOUSSS EXPRESSION SMEARED ON YOUR FACE. IT’S GOING TO BE… A PEACEFUL NIGHT. THIS MODE HAS A SELF DESTRUCT FEATURE THAT ACTIVATES IN TEN MINUTES. I’M GOING TO KILL YOU AS MANY TIMES AS IT TAKES- AND I AM GOING DOWN WITH YOU. TIME… f̤̰̙̲͉ͮ̽̂͒ͥ͌ỏ͈̦͓̻͍͇ͮͦ̋ͫͧͪ̀r̈́ ̢͕͚͂ͦ̔ͪ̋ͪt̘̗̣̜̲̱̾̒̅͌̄̐͞ͅh͍̦̞̪͓̯̄̏͊͊̒ͨ́ḛ̜̭͖̈́ͩ̿ͫ̽̏ͅ ̞͈̘̝͖̥̖̅͊ͨ̈́͢Ċ͍̰̹͚ͦͮ̚u͎̩̱͙̭̳̣ͫR̭͖̼ͯͨ̿͞Ṫ̮̻̌͌̈̋̋ͨA̼̖̰̐̔̆̃ͣͨİ͇̗̮̠͙̝N̼̘͔̪̔͆̽͆́̒̈́ ̬̼̖̭̰̤̭͛̅̐̄͢ẗ̙̻̘͉͓͉̘̍ͤ̊̓̔ͬơ̜̞̻̿̂ ̔ͧ͗ͤ͒̋̀f͖̓̽̐̇̉͐Ḁ̬̍̾͊͊͑̈l̥̤̲͚̳̞͓̍ͧ̽ͯ̔̔l̠̟͍̳̣̑̋ .”

*maniacal laugher displayed in binary on various screens*