I'm back~ Isn't it amazing? I went on a year-long hiatus and still am able to write~ *Pets Fanficiton* I really did miss writing. Oh, and my writing style changed~ I haven't played WA3 in a while, so please forgive me if they're OOC...

And as always: I don't own Wild Arms 3

Virginia whimpered as Janus's boot stabbed her back.

"What are you doing to Virginia?" Jet demanded

"Having a little chat with her.." He bent down and swiftly tied a gag around Virginia's mouth. She was too weak to fight back.

"Durnit.." Gallows breathed, "This isn't good." He still held out his ARM, but slowly lowered it.

"Gallows, what are you doing, you oaf?" Jet whispered.

"It's not worth shooting Janus just so he can hurt Ginny."

Clive sighed and pushed up his glasses. "You want something, I'm sure of it. Tell us your terms."

Janus smiled cockily, "Nothing much. Just let me take this little girl here, or..."


"I can just take your lives."

Virginia gasped but then realized something. From where she was looking, she noticed something amiss. Janus wasn't wearing his usual black gloves.

She weakly looked up and noticed that, despite his cocky attitude, he was sweating. A bead of sweat dripped onto her nose and she realized that, unlike the actual clear water is was supposed to be, it was blue. Realizing something, she mustered all of the strength she had and pulled on his hanging belt. As expected, he hit the ground hard and she rolled away from him, using whatever she had left to untie the gag.

"Virginia!" Clive, Jet, and Gallows rushed over to her.

"I'm fine," she lied, "Now, let's see who this guy really is."

Her teamates exchanged confused looks.

"When I was under 'Janus's' boot, I realized something... do any of you shift most of your weight on the foot you're holding hostage with, or on the foot on the ground?"

When they murmurred, "On the hostage," Virginia smiled despite her pain and went to look at Janus.

"A-ouch..." When 'Janus' looked up, they could see Virginia smirking.

"Ah-ah, hello, Virginia, fancy seeing you here." Claudia stammered.

"Now I wonder what you're doing here, instead of working back at Little Twister?" Clive said calmly. In truth, he actually wanted to laugh.

"Slacking off, I bet." Jet smirked.

"Oh please don't tell the mistress. I just wanted to become Drifters like y'all... So I came out here..."

Virginia rolled her eyes, "You know, those blows really hurt."

Claudia was on her knees now, still in Jaunus's clothing, "I didn't mean that. When I shot off my ARM, I didn't actually expect to hit you. When everyone else came, I panicked and took you as my hostage."

Virginia smiled and shook her head, "Good luck with that. Now, you should probably head out of this town, because, I don't have any guarntees that I won't call the local authorities on you."

Claudia's eyes grew large, "You wouldn't really do that, would you?"

Jet noticed that Gallows was slightly drooling and he slapped him with the back of his hand. "Um, yeah. Maybe we would and maybe we wouldn't. Now get."

Claudia scrambled up and out of Boot Hill. The awkward danger suddenly made them burst out in laughter.

"I'm really glad that she really wasn't Janus." Gallows sighed after laughing.

"I don't think we would've been able to fight him, if he were." Virginia said. She suddenly felt the sharp pain again and nearly doubled over, "Ouch..."

"Virginia?" called a male voice.

Despite the pain, she couldn't help but blush. "Who are you?" She called.

Travis appeared into view, "Oh no, you're extremely hurt...here, I'll take her to my house to be treated. I hope you guys don't mind."

Gallows and Jet looked ready to say something when Clive clamped his hands over their mouths, "Thank you. We'll be at Virginia's house if you need us." He dragged them off, but not before Virginia mouthed a, "Thank you." Clive returned it with a nod of the head.

"Jeez, what was that for, Clive?" Gallows rubbed his face from the impact of Clive's hand. "I keep forgetting how strong you are."

"Assurance." CLive said simply.

"For what?" Jet and Gallows gave each other confused looks.

Clive only smiled.

That's the end of the story~ Sorry it took soooo long. ;n;

Oh well~ R&R~!