So bear-y glad!
Aress grabs another dagger and tries to aim at the purple-eyed owl. She doesn't start throwing yet.
Madeline smirks at Lili as she hears what she can only assume is a string of insults. She almost wants to stop singing to tell Lili she's heard better in rundown taverns and from bums in the gutter, but she's a bit busy trying to empower her friends.
Madeline's heartening singing and calm attitude seems to infuriate the purple-eyed owl, which launches into a veritable tirade of venomous-sounding hooting; none of it, however, carries that supernatural chill. Anna hears a vicious stream of abuse directed at the snow leopard. "Puling wretch! やりまん ! 醜い獣 ! Your trite melodies mean as little as crickets chirping, or small dogs yapping! It will please me to know that you die with this filthy place!"
The other owl takes wing, soaring silently overhead and emitting a sustained screech, loud and piercing enough to shatter glass, momentarily deafening you all. Madeline, trained in the musical arts, and Rikku, centered like never before, barely flinch. Anna and Aress feel the sound like knives driven into their ears; something within them seems to shatter in agonizing pain. Blood trickles from Aress's pointed ears, and Anna coughs, spitting blood.
Rikku coldly takes aim, as does Aress, a bit less steadily.