Altair stood silently, mesmerized at the events that have unfolded before his eyes. The hulking jet-black figure of X-BA Marduk floated in the air, roaring ominously at the sky.
"What in the world" he said. He could feel hunks of flesh and fiery debris crumble beneath the feet of his mechanical armor, Gilgamesh, as he began navigating across the blood-strewn plaza.
What he saw was akin to a demon from hell. He could still hear the agonized screams of the dragon ringing in his ears as Marduk toyed with it before splattering its limbs all over the place. This was the same dragon that lay waste to the Upper District and nearly annihilated them just minutes ago.
He had heard about Marduk, about its strange abilities; fascinating to the scientific mind, but terrifying to the human heart. They had called it the "Ultimate Quantum Magician"; and he had just witnessed its first act.
He was woken from his daze by a familiar voice over the comm link. "Smith to Altair! Is everyone alright? We lost you for a moment!"
"I'm fine," said Altair, "Can't say the same about the dragon though. What just happened?"
"We're not sure yet. What about Marduk? It's readings are going haywire." said Smith.
"It'sI don't knowacting like some kind of monster!" said Altair.
"Nevermind thatis it damaged?"
Altair surveyed the mechanical beast once more, he could not see a single scratch upon its fuselagewhich struck him as strange; he remembered both of them getting battered savagely by the dragon. It was reflected clearly upon his own Battle Armor.
But not Marduk.
"No. It doesn't look damaged, but it looks like it's up for doing a lot of damage soon!" said Altair. By this time, Marduk's roars have become more intense, more primal.
"Don't worry about that. Malak will handle it." said Smith.
It was then that another Battle Armor, Esthar, grabbed hold of Marduk, it's angelic form clasping the demon in a tight embrace.
And the beast fell silent for a moment.
"You can let go of me now." said a voice from within Marduk. "Let's head back to base. I'm tired."