"You really gonna take 'em all on by yourself?" A voice whispers from behind. There in the shadows is Blue Devil, kneeling in the shadows and holding his trident. He moves next to the detective and peers down at the cultists.
"Hmmph, typical idiots, don't know what they're getting into."
Chimp nods in greeting to the devil as he arrives. "Glad to see you, Dan," he mutters quietly. "I'm not useless in a fight, but I was kinda sweating this one. Good to have some backup."
He glances down at the cultists. "You mind being the bright shiny distraction?"
"If it means scaring the living hell out of these nimrods, then I don't mind one bit." Danny stands up and brandishes his weapon, grinning. Danny leaps down into the crowd of cultists, knocking down several of them with his trident.
"Abandoned or not, this is holy ground, and I'll be damned if I'm letting it get defiled by some octopus demon!" The more cowardly, less committed cultists flee in terror, while the fanatics all swarm Blue Devil. They're easy enough to deal with, but one of the leaders slips past Danny and begins to chanting, hurrying the summoning while he still can.
Chimp leaps down and makes a beeline for the book on the altar. The key to the whole thing.
However, as Chimp approaches the altar, a glow appears in the middle of the circle, and a single tentacle begins to emerge.
"CRAP!" the chimp declares, avoiding the tentacle as he leaps onto the dais with the chanting cult leader.
Danny throws a cultist across the floor as he sees the tentacle emerge. His Trident begins to glow with power.
"Oh no ya don't squidlly!" Danny points the trident at the tentacle and fires a blast of demonic energy at it, blasting off a chunk of it. Vile purple blood drips forth, but more of the creature continues to come through. It whips around, knocking cultists left and right.
"Damn, I was hoping I wouldn't have to fight a demon today. Can the portal still be closed?"
Chimp clobbers the cultist over the head, taking the book.
"Gimmie a second!" he declares, thumbing through the pages. "There's gotta be a counter-ritual here..."
He begins dodging the tentacles, flipping through the book as he goes. "Buy me some time!"
Danny begins to chop away at the tentacle with his trident, occasionally punching out any cultist that tries to jump him.
"There's no end to this blasted thing, it just keeps coming!" Thick slices of tentacles are being thrown left and right with each swing of the trident.
"Don't know how long I can keep this up Bobo!"
Chimp mutters to himself as he flips through the book. "You wanna try browsing this thing? It doesn't exactly have an index, you kno... AH HA!"
And at that moment, the Chimp is grabbed around one leg and flung into the air.
"WOAH!" he declares, dangling above the portal, swinging back and forth even as the central body of the thing begins to squish through. "I think I've got it, Danny! Give it a hellfire mouthwash on my count!"
The entity's beak snaps menacingly.
Danny backs away from the portal and points the trident at the creature, it's tip glowing with power.
"Ready when you are! Let's fry thing thing into bad calamari!"
The chimp tosses the book down towards the beast's beak.
Danny blasts the creature in the mouth just as the book lands inside it. It screeches in pain, and there's a bright flash of light just before the thing is sucked back into the portal and disappears. The vortex closes, leaving only several injured cultists and bloody chunks of inter-dimensional demon. Danny wipes his brow and smiles back at Bobo.
"Phew. Well, that wasn't so bad. Could have been a whole lot worse." He begins to blast the pieces of demon tentacle bits that were left behind. "Better not let these giblets fall into the wrong hands."
Chimp snorts. "I think I got some in my nose..." He looks up at the Blue Devil. "Thanks for your help, Dan. Perfect timing, really." He glances around at the cultists. "I doubt they'll learn anything from this, but we can hope, right?"
Dan just shrugs. "Eh, have faith in 'em. Even if they don't learn, maybe they'll just be to scared to ever try this again." He stretches his hand out to Bobo and grins.
"Nice workin' with ya anyway. Let's do it again sometime."