Yep. And it's almost over . . . we'll see what happens in this chapter (I haven't decided to end this "Book" at twenty or twenty-one chapters.)
Rings Around the Abomination
Richard was looking pretty battered after the confrontation with Abomination, who seemed to be deliberately prolonging this beating. "Yield to me, you foolish . . . whatever-you-are."
Abomination kicked Richard in the gut, half-force, with each exclamation. "Yield! Yield! Yield!"
Suddenly, a hula hoop-like ring ensnared Abomination in the middle of it, who exclaimed, "What the deuce?"
Then a dark figure atop the Bored Bored was visable. "By the power of the Sagittarius Ring, I bind the powers of Reanimator."
Abomination screamed and he lost all rat features. Then the ring returned to the figure who fired another, which preceded to do the same as the first.
"By the power of the Capricorn Ring, I bind the powers of Oxhorn."
Abomination screamed again, losing ox features. Again, the ring returned to the figure, and he sent out another ring.
"By the power of the Aquarius Ring, I bind the powers of Karma."
The same happened, with Abomination losing his tiger features. Only before the fourth ring captured Abomination, he fired laser beams from his eyes, that the figure only had to jerk his head slightly to the left to dodge.
"By the power of the Pisces Ring, I bind the powers of Speedy.
"STOP!" Abomination screamed, losing his lapin features.
But the figure ignored him, and threw out the fifth ring.
"By the power of the Aries Ring, I bind the powers of Wargon."
"How are you doing this?!" Abomination demanded, losing his dragon features.
The figure ignored him again, and threw out the sixth ring.
"By the power of the Tauros Ring, I bind the powers of Silentslither."
"AAAH! IT HURTS! STOP!!" Abomination wailed, losing his serpentine features.
The figure, again, paid him no mind, as he callously threw out the seventh ring.
"By the power of the Gemini Ring, I bind the powers of Immortal."
"No! I cannot heal myself without that!" Abomination said urgently, losing his equine features.
The figure's eyes flashed with scarlet and gold energy, as he threw out the eighth ring.
"By the power of the Cancer Ring, I bind the powers of Ghost."
"No!!! You have no right to do this to me!!!" he sobbed, losing his ram features.
The figure's eyes seemed to roll with disgust, as he threw out the ninth ring.
"By the power of the Leo Ring, I bind the powers of Imitator."
"What?! No!! PLEASE!! PLEASE STOP!!" the monster begged, losing his simian features.
The figure just threw out the tenth ring.
"By the power of the Virgo Ring, I bind the powers of Galloflight."
Abomination collapsed to his knees in the dirt, losing his fowl features, while Richard was pulled to his RAFians. The figure threw out the eleventh ring.
"By the power of the Libra Ring, I bind the powers of Ageless."
"No . . . stop . . . I beg of you . . ." he grovelled as he lose his canine features.
The figure jumped down from the Bored Board, cracking the ground. Grass growing at his feet. Trees regaining there leaves and the lake's water being purified. The site itself could see that the balance of power was shifting. Then the figure through the final ring, as Abomination could finally see who this figure was.
"By the power of the Scorpio Ring, I . . . bind the powers . . . of . . . Gazer."
Then the final stolen power was leeched from Abomination, who loses his porcine features, and Cloak, yes Cloak, told the rings, "Go to the Gate. Go beyond the Veil, and never return."
"You . . . you're dead . . ." Abomination said, regaining his energy. But now, he wasn't nearly as powerful as he was with his. But Cloak wasn't exactly fighting ready, he was already breathless. "My powers . . ."
"They were never yours to begin with, Abomination." Cloak scolded.
"STOP CALLING ME THAT!!! It doesn't matter! I'll just steal more powers, and this time I'll make SURE you're dead!!!"
"You will do nothing of the sort," Cloak said, extending his open hand, palm up. Then he shut his eyes in focus and concentration as he slowly closed that hand into a fist. A shattering sound was heard, and shards of an opaque glass showered the ground. "You no longer possess a klepto stone. You cannot take what is not yours to take anymore."
"I'LL KILL YOU!!!" he screamed.
Cloak was forced onto his knee, he used up most of his power just binding the stolen powers and destroying the klepto stone. He could not put up a fight.