Atop the City Walls
Guards scrambled back and forth, officers shouting commands, their voices poorly concealing their worries as they watched the approaching creature. Even though the walls towered over most buildings in the city, still the giantess towered over them, clear as they day itself, even from this distance. In the chaos, none seemed able or willing to take control, unrest growing by the second.
Just Inside the Wall
Koala stepped up to the butcher shop, nodding to the man lounging outside. Seated next to a stand of nonperishable foodstuff, he cried out to bypassers, trying to draw them in for a sale. His eyes scanned the crowd more intently than any salesman would necessarily need. As Koala stepped up to the door, he only gave her a brief nod and sideways glance, though even that was enough to show the worries beneath. Atop the walls, there was a great ruckus, easily heard from the doorway down here just below. Forcing a smile, Koala stepped inside, the bell on the door announcing another arrival in the establishment. She was surprised to see several customers still lingering inside the store, browsing goods. Accustomed to rebellion, these citizens probably didn't think this situation was anything out of the ordinary. Behind the counter, a big, hairy man turned his eyes towards Koala, almost entirely subdued panic showing within. Still, he kept a straight face, smiling at the customer before him. Shaking his assistant facing away, busy cutting meat, he nudged his head towards Koala. The assistant looked up, his skinny frame, short stature but big ears, eyes and nose making him looks sort of like a mouse. Hurrying over, forgetting in his state of mind even to clean his hands, a sloppy mistake, but almost excusable at this moment, the young man pushed a door open , mumbling something about bringing the delivery of flowers in there.
Once the door shut, Koala set the flowers down in a smooth motion while the assistant, his name was Reed, wasn't it? Yes, that was right. Reed flicked a switch, a large fan turning on, masking their voices as they stepped through the large room, carcasses hanging from the ceiling, beautiful cuts of meat resting in neat rows. Her breath misting before her, she realized the room was a cooler, in the rush the temperature hadn't settled in on her right away. Following Reed through the rows of meat, she spoke in a hushed voice. What's the status on the wall? Has the giant arrived?
Reed, looking back, spoke in an uneven voice, quickly, as if he was afraid he wouldn't get to finish. It's absolute chaos, but it seems neither the giant, nor any of the big shots have arrived. Arriving in the back of the cooler, he pushed one of the shelves aside, creating surprisingly little sound as it slid across the floor. Here we are. Before them was a small room, several different items of clothing hanging from the walls. Reed gestured towards something specific, and Koala immediately recognized it as the uniform of the city guard. Nodding towards the young man, she stepped up, quickly undoing her shirt buttons, discarding the shirt on a stool against the wall. Reed, flushing even more than he had going through the cooler, turned his back, as if he was keeping a watch. Honestly, how green was this kid? Koala huffed, jumping into the uniform and picking a sizeable sword from the wall. Mumbling from his spot at the door, Reed pointed at a hatch in the floor. That will lead to the sewers. Take thirty meters to the right, and you'll come up in an alley, close to the guard station. In this chaos, they'll not look twice at extra hands, just say you've been sent from the reserves. Koala nodded, pulling open the hatch, dropping down into darkness.
Atop the City Wall
As the giant neared, chaos just continued to spread more and more. Panic was close to breaking out, and they still had not seen combat. Screams started spreading. However, in that moment, a figure dressed in white landed atop the walkway, clothing flapping in the wind. A sole voice of command among the chaos reverberated throughout the defenses, a single word screamed, though her voice somehow still didn't become shrill.
Valerie rose to her feet, stepping up to the edge of the wall as swords all around her snapped up straight, their owners standing straight, moving outwards like a wave in both directions, her mere presence at least momentarily restoring order. Turning to the officer that hurried up next to her, she took her eyes off the approaching danger. Status report?
Sir, we have been trying to restore order, but the hostile has not yet made contact. Valerie sighed, turning away from the man, facing towards the oncoming giantess, resting her hand on her sword.
Just Inside the Wall
Stepping into the Sunlight, Koala looked to either side as she stepped out on the nearly empty street, a confident stride taking her towards the guard post.