4 flinched and braced herself, but looked up at the sound of slicing metal. Upon passing over 7's prison the Beast found the shard of metal freed from the jaws thrust up through its circuits, causing an almost instant malfunction. Its wings stopped buzzing and it dropped clumsily to the ground, inches away from 4. 7 grinned in malicious satisfaction and tossed the spear at the bewildered 4. "Use it!"
She looked flabbergasted but stood up, barely able to steady the spear let alone wield it. But she did as she was told, swallowing her fear and running to aide 9 in his battle against the first Beast. 9 bashed it with his staff and 4 sliced at it with her spear, still it kept coming back as if their defensive attacks only wet its thirst. Their attempts left nothing but slight dents and scrapes on its armor-like hide.
Just as they felt as though they were both exhausting their attempts and weakening their own bodies fighting it off, there was a sudden sound a little further from them, and something long and thin caught the Beast right in the wings. The force of the hit took the Beast with it, plunging it against the pipe wall. Its wings destroyed, it flailed against the wall for a few moments before sparking and collapsing, unable to continue.
As 9 and 4 clung to one another in pure shock, something else shot by them, independent from the sound of a third Beast swooping towards them from the east. Whatever it was that ran by was scooped up in the final Beast's vice-like claws and taken past them faster than they could even see. The force of the attack caused the bulb to fall out of 9's staff and he scrabbled around on the ground to retrieve it while 4 focused her eyes on the flying Beast, causing a spotlight effect.
This third Beast bigger than the other two and identified with a brown downy feather on its head hadn't sprung into action until the scouts were immobilized. The prey writhed in its claws, able to get its arm free and toss a piece of string over one of its wings. It gave a cry of confusion as the string was tightened, turning it around and back towards 9 and 4. It skimmed past them, and the prey grabbed 4's metallic spear as they went by, expertly lifting it once they were further away and stabbing it into the Beast's side, right through into its head cavity and out again. It screeched, flailed, and crash-landed rather wonderfully a few feet away.
My Gosh... I have translated all text of 9U on my native language and I just wish to tell that this is just... This is Awesome. Improbably. Film atmosphere, characters, experiences is perfectly transferred... And drawings - as shots from like a film! Fairly I wish to tell, 9U - the project shaking and gives hopes. So I only wish to wish success in the further work. Also do not judge strictly my English! My emotions are full of admiration, Jenny
Oh my gosh, Sonya, what a sweet comment! I was really touched! Showed it to my parents and everything I'm so glad you're enjoying the story so much - there's plenty more to come. I'm not sure it's up to movie standards, but I'm trying my hardest to make it believable Thank you so much! You're an absolute sweetheart