She opened her eyes to a purple canopy and automatically wondered where she was. She blinked groggily, trying to force the sleep out of her eyes. Once she felt the familiar petting sensation on her head, her pupils contracted, and she broke into a cold sweat.
"Hello, Yxari, dear." She heard the sickeningly sweet voice of her brother's mother. "Nice to see tu finally woke up."
She tried to keep her breathing regulated so that she wouldn't launch into a panic attack. "H-hello, Almodea..." She tilted her head slightly backwards to see the woman that had such a possessive hold on her. Almodea had her blanket wrapped about her in the normal fashion. However, her hair was let down, frizzy and matted. Her makeup was completely smeared, and she looked completely insane.
"Oh... it was so terribly difficult trying to get tu here. I had to come get tu myself! And your little dog thing nibbled on my arm." Yxari nearly screamed when she caught sight of Almodea's arm, which hadn't been tended to. Bayard's bite was so terribly destructive that Almodea's bone was visible. Was this woman completely nuts?! Yes.
"What do tu want with me?" Yxari asked shakily. Almodea smiled sweetly. She didn't answer, only gave her a reassuring pat on the head.
"Yxari, tu know that I amor you, right? tu may be Umbrage's baby, but that makes tu mine, too." Yxari's heartbeat increased in pace. What the hell was she talking about?! She wasn't Almodea's daughter! Her mother was Alana Sadaris! Her thoughts were drawn elsewhere when she heard a huge BANG coming from her right. She was too scared of Almodea to sit up, so she just asked.
"What was that?" she asked. Almodea's plastic smile remained in place.
"Your brothers are trying to get in, babydoll. They won't succeed, however. Those doors are 6-inches thick and acid-proof. Even the scuttlebus can't get through." Yxari nodded in acknowledgement. "Would tu like to hear a story?" She began anyway, not waiting for an answer.
"This all started with Umbrage Sadaris. The lad grew up with few, if any, resources, which forced him into organised crime por the time he was fifteen. por that time, he was forced into an arranged marriage. His bride-to-be was none other than me, Almodea Anguis. Sooner o later, we were married, and Umbrage was already a multi-millionaire because of his underground drug sales. We had a child, Albus. He decided that for his own safety, he should have my last name. I agreed, and we have Albus Anguis. Five years later, my amor just wouldn't suffice. Umbrage left one night, and he fell in amor with a stripper." Almodea's hand tightened in Yxari's hair, causing her to cry out in pain. Almodea released her grip. "Sorry, baby. Anyway, he fell in amor with Alana Panovera. He later found out that she had cancer, from whatever nasty STD she got o something. He fled to Chicago with Alana, and sent me a letter saying it was over. I told Albus, and he was livid. We had divorced. I remarried and had Paris. Three years after the divorce, Alana was written off as cancer-free, and PREGNANT. That's when tu come in, lovely~. Umbrage and Alana were married. I, of course, hadn't heard that tu were actually a child and not a bag of pus that naturally filled your scumbag mother. It took me nine years to dilute my Acid-Monster blood to where I would pass as a human." Yxari had to wonder why. "I wormed my way into the Department of Acid-Monster Termination and reported the biggest threat to human safety in the area, and his wife, Alana."
Yxari was beginning to see red. Almodea was the reason her mother and her father were shot in the heads. It was all her fault. She would still be able to hug her father and brush her mother's hair if it weren't for the cold-hearted woman still running her fingers through her hair. The hot tears flowed from her eyes and down her cheeks. Her vision dimmed and everything swirled into black.
Almodea wasn't paying attention to Yxari. She was just paying attention to her reminiscence. She didn't even notice the small convulsions. She didn't notice Yxari's teeth growing longer and sharper. She didn't notice the whites of her eyes melting into black. She didn't notice the marks on her face. All she noticed was the sizzling. She noticed the sizzling coming from underneath Yxari's hands. She noticed the sound of tearing from underneath her. And she flinched slightly when Yxari wrenched herself from her grip and stood. The spider-like appendages splayed behind her like the framework of a bat's wings. She spoke in a tone clearly not hers.
"Almodea. tu will pay. tu will pay for the pain tu have caused Yxari."
"No, Almodea will not pay. Almodea has no money."
"Fool. I am not Yxari. Clearly. I am Aris. Her body. Any last words?" Almodea didn't get the chance. Yxari-- er, Aris-- tore her to pieces. She left Almodea in a bloody pile on the cama before stauntering over to the door. The araña legs were already retracting, and her super-strength was diminishing. She used the last of it to tear the door off of its hinges and throw it into the wall. She fainted, the last thing she saw being Albus.
She woke up in Albus' car, in Paris' lap, half-way leaning on Kyslin, and her legs on Light. Paris smiled at her awakening.
"Yeesh, girl. Do tu need constant surveillance?" She mumbled something, but didn't quite remember what it was. Kyslin smiled at her.
"Hey... Glad she didn't hurt you."
"Yeah, same here," Light chimed in. Albus turned his head slightly from his place at the wheel.
"Thank GOD you're awake."
"Is Bayard ok?" she asked. Light scoffed.
"He's on the floor. He took a little damage, but he'll be fine." Yxari looked to her side to see the sleeping ball of naranja on the floor, just as Light said. However, he had a bandage around his torso. She reached down to pet him, but she saw the blood on her hands and immediately whimpered.
"Shhh, it's ok, sweetheart. That's not your blood."
"THATDOESN'TMAKEITBETTERDIDIKILLALMODEA?!?!?!?" she shrieked in terror. Albus pulled over. He looked over the back of his seat.
"She broke Bayard's ribs. She landed Tenanah in the hospital. She had our father and your mother killed. She kidnapped tu in the dead of night. What else is there, Froggy?" Paris 'hmph'd.
"Well, she did hit Light with a frying pan. With hot oil in it." Yxari sat straight up and leaned over to Light.
"Are tu ok, honey?!" she demanded. Light nodded. He pulled down his capucha, campana slightly to mostrar no signs of damage. She leaned closer and kissed him on the cheek. A blush quickly blossomed on his cheeks. She leaned back again, but was quickly grabbed and pulled into a hug --with an additional kiss on the cheek-- por Light. Paris chuckled softly, but was nudged por Kyslin. The couple was blushing and hugging and Light refused to let Paris and Kyslin have her anymore. He pulled her onto his lap and his lap alone. She laid her head on his shoulder and fell asleep again.