Basilisk, King of Snakes

Basilic was running through his mind the differences of sensation that he and Jesse experienced when touching the... thing. Maybe it was just individual to each person? Maybe... He was itching to try it out, test it's power. But... It was unknown... He wouldn't do it with these people around. He wouldn't endanger them. He wondered up to Phoebe and whispered something in her ear. She frowned and looked at him in puzzlement. Then Raven started singing. Out of tune. That would get annoying quickly, he realised, but he had to laugh at her attempts, a distinctly very unnatural looking cheetah, he decided. 

He managed to walk to the front of the bus, still laughing, and asked Beth to stop. He thought she sighed very quietly, but he couldn't be sure.

"How long are you going to be?" she asked in exasperation.

"Oh, you don't need to wait. I'll catch up." Beth looked at him for a minute in surprise, but had to turn back to the road.

"Okay, your choice," she said, and pulled over to the side of the road. He stepped off and transformed into a truly huge snake, deepest black, eyes glowing emerald as he caught the swirling, liquid like ball in his mouth. The bus pulled away and he slithered into the bushes at the side of the road, revelling in nature. He thought he felt the bushes behind him move, but when he twisted his head he saw nothing. He wrapped himself around a tree, crawling up it, and started staring at the leaves using the Power of a basilisk. Soon, it started to rot and decay, and then the other leaves started doing exactly the same. Now he knew at least some of the power of the Ball; it allowed him to damage more than normal Sight, and maybe anything in Nature itself. He began to wonder whether it was a good idea to be out with it, without Jesse's permission. After all, if it was part vampire blood, it was part Jesse's. He blinked and looked at another tree. Then he blinked twice again, very quickly, and the tree was dead. Half a split second, a tree had died. He started to get anxious. Maybe he'd underestimated it...

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