"This-" Homura pointed at the gem. "-is a soul gem. With it I can turn into a magical girl and it gives me the power to fight against witches."
Homura saw that Madoka was stunned as she watched the gem.
Splash splash splash splash.
As Homura turned her head in the direction of the sounds, she reached into her shield and brought out a gun.
Out of the fog a black shape appeared. It was a black giant spider. Its body was the size of one o the girls but its legs were longer and hairier.
"Ahhh!" screamed Madoka, and hide her face in Homura's chest.
Homura glared at it before an explosion in front of her gun appeared and the spider flew backwards as parts of it rained down and splashed in the tar.
The bang made Madoka looked back. As she saw the smoking barrel of Homura's gun and the crumbled body of the very still laying spider, she pieced together what had happned.
Homura dargged Madoka to her so their faces were only inches away from eachother.
"I'll protect you," Homura said in a firm voice.
A blush appeared on Madoka's cheeks.
Homura released Madoka and walked forward, dragging her after her.
Homura turned towards Madoka and pointed towards her own shoes.
"Make sure that you step into the tar slowly, like this," Homura whispered while lifting her shoe out and back into the tar without making a sound," so there is no splash. That way it will be easier to hear if something else charges at us."
Madoka nodded. She dropped her ice-cream and use the hand to embrace Homura's shield hand even futher. She now walked right behind Homura as they walked.
Homura's eyes darted back and forth over while listening for the smallest of sounds as they walked with slow peace across the field of tar.
As Homuras took a step forward, her leg sunk into the tar to her knee before she found something to stand on with her heel. She pulled back in jerk and as the tar released her, she fell back and she and Madoka ended up with their backs in the tar.
"Ahh!" Madoka yelled as she Homura's body forced her into the tar.
Homura bounced back up to a sitting position propped up on her arms.
"Madoka!" she shouted and with dilated pupils.
She saw half of Madoka's face was submerged under the tar and black blobs were on her none dirty side.
Homura grabbed hold of Madoka's shoulder and tried to raise her.
"Oww!" she shouted as her hair got pulled due to her pigtails being stuck in the black mud.
Homura fished them up and then wiped away the filth out of one of Madoka's eyes.
Raising madoka to her feets and standing up, Homura felt with her foot were around the large hole in the black goonow was, where she has sunk. She could feel that there was an edge underneath the jelly of doom. She followed the edge with her foot.
Homura brought out a sheathed katana and poked through the black filth to feel the ground beneath as to navigate them passed any more sudden depths.
They cold see further in the fog now and they could see webs hanging like a ceiling of hammocks above them. They arrived at grey stone staircase that spiraled high upwards and disappeared out of sight into webs. They lefts black footprints on the steps in the begining of their ascent.
Strands of spiderwebs attached themselves more and more to the spiral staircase as they proceeded upwards. Madoka's lips pointed downwards and her eyebrows formed a rooftop when she saw white web cacoons with discernible black shapes inside them wiggle as they hung from underneath the stairs they would soon reach.
Now the stairs they walked on was tunnel of webs. They had to watch their steps not stepping on any of the webs in what was mostly web covered steps.
A wet clicking sound crept from one side of the tunnel, over it, and to the other side. Homura and Madoka stopped as they heard it and waited a bit there. Homura had not heard the sound decreasing so she glared at the wall where the sound had last been heard.
Up ahead she saw that there was a hole in one of the web walls. She digged into her shield, brought out a silencer, and screwed it on. She moved forward till she was just around the corner of the hole. In one smooth movement she turned the corner with her pistol frst. The barrel was just inches away from the eight gleaming black eyes of a giant spider that held onto the edge of the hole with most of its legs, looking ready to pounce.
It hissed but just barely as Homura silenced it in an instance. Its face blew up. The shoot made the veil of webs sway. Homura's eyes went wide when she saw how the webs moved as sails in the wind.
"We will have to run now. Make sure that you do not step in any of it," Homura said to Madoaka after she turned around to face her. "Now follow me."
Homura ran at her slowest pace while dragging Madoka behind her.