!!ZxckQgjnQqy 04/12/10(Mon)21:58 No.9156129|
You give chase, two of your friends close behind. Jetting through the water, you pass by a gang of hagfish high on kelp trying to mate with a rock. The floatpuhpus has noticed you, but hasn't stopped yet. The winds blow him suddenly towards the stromatolite maze, which you easily turn towards.
The maze is a hagfish ghetto now, even at high tide. With the scorpion gangs gone, they go about eating whatever dead thing floats in, squabbling over fermented kelp bits and hitting on anything with a hole.
You clamber up onto a stromatolite and watch as the floatuhpus stops on the still air. His rings flash blue, green, yellow and back as he studies you. This one is positively *massive*, easily the size of a derpuhpotamus.
And apparently just as stupid. Any attempt at communication fails, no matter how basic. A yellow crab clambers up under the airborne mollusc. For whatever reason, this catches the floatuhpus' attention and he flips it over idly with a tentacle. It flips back over with a loud click, waving its pincers at him. He flips it on its back a second time. It flips back onto its feet, the click slightly louder and higher-pitched. The ebony titan flips it a third time. Third time again, the click is even louder and higher in pitch.
He flips it a fourth time. This time, the crab fucking explodes in the floatuhpus' direction, shattering the stromatolite underneath and tearing a hole in the floatuhpus' flesh with a flaming shard of chitin.
The blaze launches the glowing brute through the air like a fiery balloon. Flipping to and fro, it loops through the air and eventually makes its way towards one of the dark shapes in the darker waters.
A mushroom cloud wafts ever upward, launching a huge filterfeeding fish over the maze and towards the land.