Post by therunawaygirl on Mar 15, 2019 17:17:31 GMT -5
Kosuke looked around what seemed to be an atraction park. He didn't have any idea as for why he was there, exactly... He knew what he was after, however, and in a place like that, Kosuke had just the same chance as anywhere to find him memories.
He'd left Tori back at the Shore, making sure she'd stay there until her wounds would heal. It was hard to convince her to do that, but she was understanding enough. And even then, Kosuke couldn't pinpoint why he felt such a strong desire to protect her, and instead left with that desire unspoken.
"So... We just gotta worry about finding my memories... Right?" he asked aloud.
A dragon-like Spirit quickly made its way towards his side, as Kosuke looked around a bit lost. The dragon chuckled, causing Kosuke to smile a bit uneasily.
"Am I getting a serious answer?" he asked the dragon. "Well... In a sense, yeah" the dragon replied, smiling, "If we can find a couple of Tori's memories, then this'll be much easier!" "Alright... Then, where to?"
The dragon headed forward, and Kosuke followed with a calm pace. He kept looking around, trying to find anything remotely familiar. But nothing clicked, nothing that felt close to him. His memory felt almost empty because of that... Not being to remember his past hurt him. Kosuke could only recall his name, and faint memories about Tori. But that was it. Nothing else.
So, why there? Had he been there before, alone or with Tori? He couldn't tell. But he wasn't going to let the chance to recover his memories to waste.
Henoke wandered through the dark alleyways of the theme park surrounding him, the only lighting coming from the occasional street light. With his hands in his pockets, the tall teenager was slightly put off at the fact that despite this world seeming like an amusement park, there was no one here to enjoy it. He himself had tried to go on a ride when he first arrived, feeling unabashed since there were no people, only to find that none of them operated at this hour. All the lights, sounds and music were simply playing to the silence.
The entire thing dampened his mood. He didn't have much of a say when it came to which world he was sent to next, as the Keyblade seemed to act of its own accord. Well, might as well try and find that 'keyhole' or whatever. Henoke recalled Chirithy harping on him to make sure to do that when he ventured to other worlds. That and keep the 'world order'. Thinking of the small cat caused the teen to smile a bit, scratching his nose to hide it from the crowd that wasn't there. For a moment he felt homesick, though he couldn't even recall the name of his home world. Shaking the feeling off, Henoke turned the corner, finally catching sight of the first person he had seen on this world.
They seemed about his age, though stood a bit taller than him. Maybe he's older? If so, it couldn't be by much. The man also had spiked hair, though his was brown instead of orange. Guess that'd bee too similar. The only thing that threw Henoke off about the man was his wardrobe. The guy wore open-toed sandals and an open tied shirt, which didn't really fit the modern vibe this world had going for it. Is he not from around here, either? What really caused the Keyblade wielder's jaw to drop was the dragon he saw, floating next to the stranger, seeming to be guiding him.
Both were heading his way.
Henoke had never seen a dragon before, at least not to his recollection. It was beautiful. Radiant, even. He quelled the awe, not showing an ounce of it on his face, which he made sure to keep cool and composed. As the trio neared one another, the Keyblade wielder waved a hand and called out to the stranger.
"Yo, I'm surprised to see someone 'round here." Henoke kept walking, only stopping once he was in front of the man and the dragon, trying to keep his eyes from the glowing creature that called for so much attention by merely existing. "Name's Henoke. You..." His gold-brown eyes fell up and down over the man, eyeing the dragon as well before he finished his sentence. "Aren't from around here, are you?"
He couldn't help it. He knew he was staring at the dragon. Shit. Averting his gaze from the blue creature, Henoke was eager to hear the mans response.
Post by therunawaygirl on Mar 16, 2019 9:21:22 GMT -5
"People..." the dragon perked up. "Huh?" Kosuke looked at the dragon, "What do you mean?" "There's people here... See?"
Kosuke looked up front, and saw him. A boy probably younger than him by a year or two. Now that he saw someone aside himself, Kosuke noticed he was alone. Not a single soul aside himself, until he saw the boy now approaching him. As he introduced himself, and mentioned "not being from arount here", Kosuke picked up almost immediately what they were trying to reach.
"I just realized..." Kosuke chuckled uneasily, "We're the only people here, by the looks of it..."
He listened to his introduction, and noticed how constantly he was looking at the dragon besides him. Kosuke couldn't help but chuckle a bit more, while the dragon floated a bit closer towards Henoke.
"Hmmm..." the dragon seemed to look for anything suspicious on Henoke. "Don't mind him. He's got a mind of his own..." Kosuke said, chuckling a bit more, "...I'm Kosuke. And he's Necro. At least..." he looked at the dragon, "That's... What he tells me to call him by..." "Well, it IS my name!" Necro looked back at Kosuke. "And... By the looks of it, you've never seen a Spirit before, huh?" Kosuke asked Henoke, "It's... Fine, by the way. I don't mind it."
Blinking a few times, Henoke leaned back a bit as the dragon pressed forward to inspect him. A spirit? He had certainly never seen anything like this. Apparently the guy's name was Kosuke, the dragon or 'spirit' was called Necro. "Kosuke...and Necro." The teen nodded a bit after having finished with the introductions, crossing his arms over his chest as he looked around the large them park. Rollercoasters, teacups, pirate ships, hundreds of rides lined the dark streets of this world, but no people had been seen so far. It was certainly a bit creepy to say the least.
Henoke turned to inspect the world around them, turning back to Kosuke with a raised brow. "So, Kosuke, what are you and Necro doing here?" There certainly were rules that kept key bearers from meddling in the affairs of other worlds. This didn't mean he couldn't hang or help out another world traveler, though. He needed to find the keyhole, at least that's what Chirithy told him to do, but had no idea where to look. Originally he had hoped to ask a local of this world, though that didn't really seem possible at the moment. So far he hadn't seen remotely anything close to like the other keyholes he had closed on other worlds.
This place looks huge, too. The task seemed a bit daunting, but luckily Henoke was a competitive and stubborn person, not prone to give up just because something was difficult. Lifting his hands behind his head to rest the back of it, Henoke looked up into the dark night sky. He hadn't even seen many Heartless here, so far. "This place is kinda bizarre, right?" The question was for Kosuke and Necro, though for the most part it seemed Henoke was asking himself. A world with no people and hardly any Heartless, what a weird combination. Maybe he just hadn't explored enough yet?
I wonder if this guy knows about the Heartless?Most other world travelers did, though not all. Henoke wondered if Heartless had even reached this world, forcing him to wonder if he was even needed here at all.
Last Edit: Mar 16, 2019 9:49:16 GMT -5 by hoodwink
Post by therunawaygirl on Mar 16, 2019 22:11:42 GMT -5
"What I'm... Doing here?" Kosuke asked, quite caught off-guard by the question, "Well... Uhh..." he looked at Necro, trying to see if he could answer the question or not. "We're here looking for this guy's memories" Necro nudged back at Kosuke, "But... We kinda don't have a place to start looking from..." "In a sense, we don't have an exact goal in mind. That's all to us."
Kosuke took note on Henoke's remarks about the place, and he had to admit it was weird. For such a colorful and happy-looking place, seeing it empty was quite a letdown. But, then again, he couldn't guess a thing about that world, or any for that matter.
"Y'know? This might not be the only place people can go to..." Kosuke mentioned aloud, "Maybe... Whoever lives here, or any visitors to this place, are somewhere else." "And, also, why are you here?" Necro asked Henoke, "Not to be rude or anything, but I find it odd... If you're not from this world, that is. If you are, then maybe it's another story."
Looking...for memories? Henoke tilted his head a bit at that, scratching his cheek as he thought of his own foggy memories. He remembered most of the important stuff, but forgot the smaller details. Like the name of his home world. He could remember everything about it, the windmills, the tall buildings and shining sky, but he couldn't remember the name. Some things were just infuriating like that. It seemed the two were similar in regards to not having whole memories, though Henoke didn't think he could go and find his. The fact that Kosuke and Necro didn't have a lead on their journey comforted the key bearer. He too was lost at what to do on his own mission. Snapping out of his own thoughts, Henoke crossed his arms and rested his chin on his hand as he thought over Kosuke's thought of the locals being somewhere else on this world.
"But where could they have gone?" His gold-brown eyes searched the amusement park around them. "Why are you here?" The question caused him to whip his gaze back towards the spirit dragon. They seem nice enough... Henoke thought himself a decent judge of character (eh), not sensing any negative or malicious intent from either of these two. They just seem like nice lost travelers. They were all in similar boats, as Henoke had to search for this worlds 'key-hole' in order to leave. Unfortunately, many worlds had unique key-holes, ones that were not simply etched into the world but special items of significance, or even unlocked at random after accomplishing a deed.
Overall, Henoke would describe it as pretty vague.
He himself had no idea where to start looking. Scratching his cheek in a slightly sheepish manner, the teen gazed off into the sky as he made up his mind. Smiling at the two, he held up a finger. "Alright, since you both aren't from around here, I guess the 'world-order' or whatever isn't that big of a deal." Typically when he had been training, his master and Chirithy would only ever chide him when it came to the locals. The way he saw it, other friendly world travelers were a loop-hole. Looking from side to side for a moment, Henoke crossed his arms and lowered his voice.
"I was sent here, which means this world is in trouble. I'm supposed to help keep worlds from fading into the darkness, but in order to do that I have to find a 'key-hole'." That was the aggravating part. It would be so much easier if he could just fight Heartless. Speaking of which, he hadn't seen any here yet, which was odd. It put him a little on edge, thinking it a bit too peaceful. "Only problem is, I have no idea where this 'key-hole' is...well, or what it is." Henoke gritted his teeth a bit, a vein forming on his temple. Why the hell can they even be items!? It was really infuriating. Huffing a sigh to release his anger, the teen looked up at the two.
"So, I guess we're kinda in the same boat. I don't know where to start, either."
Post by therunawaygirl on Mar 17, 2019 9:45:41 GMT -5
Kosuke and Necro crossed looks with one another, as Henoke asked where Kosuke's memories could've gone to. After a while, the chuckled at it, seeing that he kinda got the wrong idea about all this... But it was to be expected, in a sense.
"No, no, it's not that..." Kosuke said, trying to calm himself back down, "By 'finding my memories', I mean remember them. I... Don't have that good of a recollection myself. I only know my name... And a few things about my relation with someone else, but that's about it."
He and Necro listened to him talk about the world order, and the Keyholes. At the mention of the word, Kosuke suddenly felt a sense of familiarity, as if he'd know about that for a while. As for Necro, he seemed confused. The dragon tilted his head in confusion, and after hearing that Henoke was there to "close it" in order to ensure the world's safety against the darkness... It felt wrong.
"Are you sure that's what you have to do?" the dragon asked, "Not to be rude, but... I find it odd..." "Explain?" Kosuke demanded. "Well... It's true that, at one point, the Keyholes were indeed in a need to be closed, but... That was quite a while ago. When the realm of light and realm of darkness began to interlap and meld with one another. Don't ask me why that was, though!" the dragon was quick to defend himself. "Then what? He's here for nothing?" "You could say that." "Hmm..." Kosuke crossed his arms in thought, and then looked at Henoke once more, "Can I ask... What is a Keyhole? ...Just curiosity, mind you. I'm not a Keyblade Wielder. That much I'm certain of" he added, moving a bit for him to see the blade sheathed by his hip.
Kosuke looked at Henoke with a determined look, trying to find the answer to his question. The word "keyhole" sparked a very sharp sense of familiarity, but he knew himself that the Keyblade wasn't his to wield, but someone else. Yet... Why was the word so familiar to him? Had he heard it somewhere before? Had he seen one before? Or had he been involved with one before? He just couldn't point what it was exactly.
Listening to Necro, Henoke tilted his head a bit and raised an eyebrow. Having already closed key-holes on other worlds, he didn't really get what the dragon was saying. All Chirithy had told him was that as long as Heartless roamed, the worlds weren't safe. Key holes were simply what allowed the darkness to gain a foothold in the world, something they could come out from. It was important to lock them in order to keep the darkness on the world to a minimum. Kosuke's question snapped Henoke out of his thoughts, the teen's gold-brown eyes fixing on the man. "Can I ask...What is a Keyhole? Please...I need to know." There was an odd sense of pleading in the mans voice, something that made Henoke uncomfortable.
Waving his hands a bit, he smiled reassuringly at the two. "Oh, yeah! Sorry, it's kinda...vague." He tapped his chin for a moment in thought before explaining. "It's a little...weird. They are sometimes literal keyholes etched into the world, somewhere deep in the heart of it. Other times they can be items of significance to the world." Henoke sighed as he threw both of his hands up in the air, his tone exasperated. "Sometimes they even just appear after something important for the world order happens. So honestly, it's always kinda random." Typically when he arrived on the world, he looked for locals that could help him out or point him in the right direction. Sometimes, if a world was really bad, it would just be teeming with Heartless for him to defeat.
Overall, he hated all of it. He just wanted to help people and keep worlds safe, not go on scavenger hunts. The displeasure was clear on his face as the teen scowled before crossing his arms with a huffing sigh. "It's pretty annoying, to be honest. I haven't explored a lot of this world yet, but if the locals are somewhere else, I hope we find them." Truthfully, the key bearer was worried. If there weren't any locals, did that mean that they were all gone already? Lost to the darkness? The thought weighed heavily on the youths heart as he clenched his fists.
Kosuke had mentioned that the locals or visitors might be somewhere else on the world, that this might not be the only place that they could go. What was weird was how he hadn't seen any Heartless yet. Not even a small Shadow. If the Keyblade brought him here, it was because this world was threatened by the darkness, but so far it seemed peaceful, albeit deserted. The entire thing unsettled him. "Kosuke, Necro, have you guys seen any creatures roaming around here? Ones with bright yellow eyes?"
Post by therunawaygirl on Mar 17, 2019 12:26:35 GMT -5
Kosuke crossed his arms, clearly confused. But not because he couldn't make head or tails about Henoke's definition of a Keyhole, but rather because of the need of closing it, in order to defend it from the Heartless... If Necro was right, then there was no need for them to be closed, for the threat of the worlds being consumed by the darkness was no longer there. But, what if not? And then, what?
Hearing "yellow eyes", both Kosuke and Necro nodded in unison. They knew about them, alright, but they hadn't seen them. Then... If the Heartless were there, did that mean that the worlds were still in peril, or what it for some other reason?
"We know about 'em" Necro replied, "You're talking about the Heartless, right?" "We've never fought them before, but we know about them..." Kosuke said, nonchalant, "And, in any case, I don't think they'll cause us any more trouble than what we've got. At least... You said it'd be like that" he looked at the dragon. "Hopefully!" "What do you mean?" "Well... Usually, Heartless aren't an issue for Spirits. Heck, they even avoid us! But... I'm not confident about us. After all, we're enemies, right? And we're clearly at a disatvantage without your memory in place." "I guess... But even so, you're here with me. And I can hold my ground, y'know" Kosuke smirked, "I'm aware that, by gathering my memory back, I will get stronger, since I'll be remembering that 'true power' you were talking about. ...Right?" "Yup!"
Kosuke nodded, and then looked at Henoke. He perked up a bit, sensing unease from his part. Kosuke couldn't help but wonder if Henoke was uneasy about him and Necro, or about the circumstance surrounding the world they were in. But regardless, he couldn't lose a potential ally, especially seeing that both of them didn't have any particular way to go.
"Hey... You okay?" he asked, "I can kinda see something's bothering ya... No need to hide it."
Henoke was thinking hard about the state of the world. Truthfully, it had been some time since he had closed a keyhole. Before he had woken up in that weird castle. What was the name of it...? He couldn't remember the name, only the vast white ruins with jutting towers that crested an eternal night sky, crafted from darkness. The entire place had been empty, Henoke had wandered throughout the many floors until finding his way out. It had been a sad, lonely place. He hadn't known why he had been there. The last thing he had remembered, he had finally closed two keyholes and returned home. Can't remember the name of that, either... It saddened him a bit, though not too deeply. He still remembered what it looked like, how it felt. That was enough.
Henoke had been about to go and find a third key hole...that's where his memory went foggy. Something must have happened in between that time and his waking up in that castle, but he couldn't recall anything, no matter how hard he tried. This was one of the reasons he felt similar to Kosuke, someone who also struggled with finding their memories. Maybe I'll find mine, somewhere along this journey. As the spirit dragon and swordsman bantered, Henoke pondered the puzzle before him, irritated at having so many pieces missing. I was never any good at puzzles. It was true, his master had always bested him in puzzle games. Board games were his expertise. For some reason the strategizing just clicked for him easily, rather than the infuriating vagueness of puzzles. Scavenger hunts are even worse.
"Hey...you okay?" Kosuke's voice snapped him out of his thoughts. Suddenly looking at the swordsman, the key bearer waved it off lightly before smiling reassuringly. "Yeah, there's just a lot on my mind, I guess." There was a weight pressing on him, one he couldn't fully identify. It annoyed him. Beginning to grow antsy, Henoke put a hand in his jacket pocket, pointing out at the odd pair with a smile. "Well, since I'm kinda lost at what to do, too, why don't I help you guys out?" His smile broadened as he rubbed the back of his head sheepishly. "I'm sure if I tag along I'll stumble across something that'll help me out, anyway."
He would be grateful for the company. This world and its eerie emptiness was starting to wig him out a bit.
Post by therunawaygirl on Mar 18, 2019 15:54:39 GMT -5
Kosuke let a faint sigh of relief out, seeing that, for once, he wasn't acting suspicious in someone's eyes. That brought some confidence back, and it was certainly welcomed. And Henoke seemed like a nice guy, in any case, one Kosuke knew he could trust on. So why not go together?
"By all means" Kosuke replied with a smile, "The more, the merrier. Especially when it means we get to help each other out!" "Are you sure...?" Necro seemed uneasy, "I mean, we are a likely target, y'know..." "Since when do you worry so much, huh?" Kosuke asked playful, "I'm telling you, we'll be fine. After all..." he looked at Henoke with a determined grin, "If you're as capable as saving a world, then I don't see why you can't hold your ground." "...Alright, fine!" the dragon seemed to give up, but not in the bad way, "Then it'll be us three on a wild goose chase. Better something than nothing, I guess!"
Kosuke laughed a bit, and, after looking around, pointed forwards, and headed there alongside Necro, not before nudging to Henoke to do the same. As he walked, he folded his hands behind his head, his messy brown hair getting somewhat in the way, and his sleeves falling a bit down, revealing a bit of muscle he probably built up in a faraway past. He looked at the boy, and began to establish a quick conversation, intrigued as for why he was so keen in closing the Keyhole.
"So... How long have you been doin' this? The whole 'closing the Keyhole' thing" he asked, nonchalantly, "Has it been long, or...? Heck, I wouldn't even mind if you didn't know, or just don't wanna tell me. People have their rights, y'know?" "Although you're not exactly the guy who'd mind them..." Necro muttered. "Heard that. And, gimme a break already. It was one time, and completely accidental, okay?" "Yeah, yeah..."
Kosuke looked at Henoke calmly, waiting for a response from him. Or, at least, a sign that would either tell him to continue talking, or shut his trap for the rest of the trip.
Henoke laughed along with Kosuke as Necro agreed to let him come along. The key bearer found their dynamic funny. Kosuke seemed pretty laid back, while Necro seemed like a worry-wart. It's nice, being around these guys... It was a refreshing moment, to laugh among friends. The teen found himself grinning broadly as Kosuke nudged him to follow along with Necro and him. Shoving his hands in the pockets of his orange plaid pants, his posture slouched a bit, Henoke looked around at the vast amusement park. It woulda been fun to ride one. He didn't let the denial of his childish hope ruin his mood.
"So...how long have you been doin' this? The whole 'closing the key hole' thing?" The question brought Henoke out of his head. He seemed to be daydreaming a lot these days. His master or Chirithy would probably attest that this was normal. The key bearer rubbed the back of his neck with a hand, looking away for a moment almost sheepishly. "Not that long, to be honest." His gold brown eyes fell on one of the many strips of multicolored lights that decorated the fences and posts of the carnival. "I kinda got thrown into it...since my master couldn't follow the rules." At the last comment, Henoke seemed to grin, looking up at the sky with a pleased look on his face. That's why he was my master.
Truthfully, Henoke's home world had been in a bit of a pinch. Many of the other worlds were on the verge of collapse, darkness threatening even their own sanctuary of training grounds filled with wielders. Any individual who could effectively wield the weapon and not die against a moderate group of Heartless were sent out. His master had been called in with the other masters in order to come to a conclusion as to how to be rid of the Heartless. Apparently, the meeting had been bogus, according to his master, who had decided to go on his own solo mission to find out why the worlds were being so heavily bombarded. That was the last he had seen of him. Shortly after that, Henoke himself had been told by his Chirithy to seek out other worlds. He had never even attempted a mark of mastery exam.
I wonder how long it's been... He hadn't seen his home world in some time, or his master, or Chirithy. Tch, if only I could remember! He didn't look or feel that different, so Henoke figured it had to be within half a year to a year at most that he had been sent from his home world to find and close key holes. In that time he had closed two key holes before the weird gap in his memory began. He hoped to grow stronger and impress his master once they reunited.
The thought put an extra pep in his step as the key bearer talked with his new comrades, following them through the large amusement park.
Post by therunawaygirl on Mar 19, 2019 17:48:26 GMT -5
Kosuke hummed a bit at the answer, and looked forward before glancing back at Henoke. He looked honest, and his words were even more so. It only made him trust the boy even more. It was reassuring to trust in someone else.
"So, you got thrown into something you didn't have any control over, huh?" he asked, "Well, even then, you're doing good. At least, that's how it looks to me."
He smiled, and looked forward, hands still holding his head. It was a clear night, and the stars looked brighter than ever. Necro smiled as he looked at the pair, and even chuckled a bit, for no apparent reason.
"Who's this 'master' of yours, though?" Kosuke asked further, "Are you... Close to them? Or is it just a master-student relation, with nothing else but teach and study? I'd like to know. After all... Relationships are usually where memories lie... Learnign about them... Might help me out in the long run."
Henoke was watching the stars in the sky, thinking back to how Chirithy had once told him how each one was another world. He remembered there had been one night on the training grounds that his master had pointed out a star disappearing. Apparently, if a world fell to the darkness, it would 'blink' out, never to return. The thought sent a chill down Henoke's spine. He couldn't help but hope that his own home world was doing okay. "Well, even then, you're doing good. At least, that's how it looks to me." Kosuke's words comforted the teen, the burden on his shoulders lifting in weight a little. Every bit helped. His face might not have shown it, but the words helped a lot.
"Who's this 'master' of yours, though? Are you...close to them? Or is it just a master-student relation?" It seemed Kosuke had his own reasons besides curiosity at asking the question, mentioning how talking about the bonds of others might help his own memory. Hm...I hadn't thought of that. It seemed the swordsman had a good head on their shoulders, despite the amnesia. Henoke rubbed the back of his neck, looking back up at the stars for a moment as he thought about it. "Well, to be honest it's kinda funny...I remember him and a bunch of moments we shared, but for some reason I can't remember his name." His gold brown eyes fell to the paved road they were walking on, absently taking in the waning shadows from the street lights.
"Our first impressions of each other wasn't great." Henoke seemed lost in thought as he talked, his gaze absent and his steps slowed down slightly. "I was never great with mentors...a bunch of the masters at home were kinda snobby or stuck up." He crossed his arms, furrowing his brow as he remembered. "I cycled through a few of 'em, 'cause we'd disagree a lot." For a while, the only consistent mentor figure he had had was his Chirithy, who stuck with him even when teachers would finally give up on him. "I was a little too argumentative for most of 'em. But my master wasn't like the other one's." His gaze was now ahead of him, his demeanor excited as a light smile lit his face.
"He ended up being really cool. He thought a lot of the other wielders at home had some old-fashioned ideas, saying how they would just doom us to a cycle of misfortune." Shoving his hands back into his pockets, the key bearer laughed a bit as he remembered. "A lot back home considered him the worst master there was. A crack-pot conspiracy theorist. None of it was true, people just like to make up rumors." He had gotten into quite a few fights with other training wielders because of it. He was never one to tolerate slander or rude remarks against those he cared about.
"But yeah, we grew really close over the course of my training." Not having any family himself, as far as his memories were concerned, his master had been the only relative-like relationship he had ever had. It wasn't a conventional one, but it was the only one he had, so it was cherished. Henoke furrowed his brow a bit, frowning as he muttered out:
"I wish I could remember his name...I never called him 'master'. It feels kinda weird."
Post by therunawaygirl on Mar 20, 2019 14:44:00 GMT -5
Kosuke looked shocked at Henoke's mention of being able to remember moments with his master, but not their name exactly. Sounded familiar, alright. Too familiar. He couldn't help but laugh a bit, but he understood why Henoke felt weird about it.
"I guess... You and I are more alike than what I thought" he said, "But, by the looks of it... Looks like you and this master of yours got along pretty well. Shows how much you trust 'em." "You're no different, though, are you?" Necro mentioned, "I mean, from what we both can remember." "True. I guess we're not as different when it comes to trusting people."
Kosuke gave Henoke a cheerful grin, as they kept on going now outside of the amusement park, and to what seemed to be a cliff. Thankfully, there were rails around the path, making it quite hard to fall down to the sea by accident.
"I guess...you and I are more alike than what I thought." Henoke couldn't help but grin and nod in agreement as the two reached the path outside of the amusement park. Line with guardrails, it led to the perching cliff that loomed ahead in the night sky, interrupting the otherwise speckled canvas. Henoke's gold brown eyes gazed up towards the cliff, wondering what the view was like on top of it. Looking around, the key bearer wondered why the Keyblade had brought him here.
He was thankful to have run into Kosuke and Necro, though he wondered why he had been brought to this world. Maybe to find the townspeople? There hadn't been any Heartless along their way, something Henoke was both grateful for and nervous about. On the one hand it meant that their journey had been overall pretty peaceful, but it made him wonder why the townspeople had left, or what had moved them. The emptiness made him a bit uneasy, though he didn't really show it much on his face, which was absently looking around with a pretty blank expression on it.
Keeping his courage clenched in the fist shoved into his pant pocket, Henoke set his gaze ahead of him. If nothing showed up, that was fine. But if something did come out, he'd take it on. Determined but relaxed, the teen wondered what this world was like when the people were filling the town, lined up to ride amusement parks and eager at the concession stands. Silence drifted through the steady breeze from the amusement park, ominous in its lit theatrics with no moving performers.
Henoke followed Kosuke and Necro, wondering what had happened on this world and how the three of them fit into it.
Post by therunawaygirl on Mar 20, 2019 19:34:26 GMT -5
Kosuke kept on smiling a bit, although he was a bit uncomfortable by Henoke's lack of replies and the like. But he wasn't anyone to tell him about it, so he just kept quiet. Necro had taken a bit of distance after the two had finished talking, but came back rather quickly, shocking Kosuke a bit.
"What is it?" he asked the dragon. "Well... Maybe you should see for yourse--- Ah..." Necro looked at Henoke, "Oh, no..." "Necro, what is it?" Kosuke insisted, "Why are you so nervous all of the sudden?" "If they meet, it's gonna be a problem..." "They?" Kosuke looked at Henoke, "What happens if someone meets with him? Wouldn't they know him?" "It's not that! It's not a person!" "What...?"
Too late. Steps were heard amidst the silence. It was a rather odd scene, really. Henoke, besides them... And Henoke, in front of them. The same posture, the same look, everything... A perfect carbon copy. Kosuke and Necro both flinched a bit, slowly catching up on what was happening.
"Oh, fu..." Kosuke cursed silently, "Kid... Whatever you, don't. Move. Got it?" "Leave this to us" Necro said, sternly.
"..." the Henoke in front of them looked up, and pointed at the other Henoke in shock, "Who're you?! And why do you look like me?!"
"Who're you!? And why do you look like me!?" The words left the mouth of both Henoke's as the trio stopped short on the pathway. Ahead of them was another Henoke, identical in every way. There was an immediate agitation in the key bearer's tone. "The hell is going on here!?" Flaring his nostrils a bit, a vein erupted on his forehead as his face grew a little red. Is this some Heartless trick? Raising his right arm, the teen summoned forth the 'Steel Heart' in a radiant burst of light. The hefty steel grey Keyblade pointed out at the replica, a scowl on the teens face.
"Kid...whatever you do, don't. Move. Got it?" Kosuke's voice rang out, though he didn't appreciate being called 'kid' by someone only a year older than him, Henoke took a moment to stop and look over at his new comrades. It seemed that both Kosuke and Necro knew what this thing was, or what was happening. As the teen lowered his Keyblade, his eyes narrowed at the replica before them. "What's going on, Kosuke?" His gold brown eyes fell on the spirit dragon, his voice tense and irritable. "Necro, can I smash this guy to pieces or what?" The grip on his Keyblade handle tightened as he eyed the 'him' that stood in front of the group.
Everything was exactly the same. The vibrant orange hair, the black bandana around the neck, the thin blue bomber jacket with the 'DISREGARD' label on the sleeves, everything. The key bearer was surprised, as he had never seen a clone before, let alone a clone of himself. To be honest, the entire experience was making the teen uncomfortable as he rocked back and forth on his heels.
He was eager to hear Kosuke and Necro's explanation.
Post by therunawaygirl on Mar 21, 2019 14:58:47 GMT -5
The Henoke in front of them flinched at the sight of Henoke's Keyblade, but then glared at him, and stood in a battle-ready stance. Kosuke and Necro were startled at first, but they quickly got ready for a fight. Kosuke held his hand near his blade's handle, ready to draw it if necessary.
"Why do you have MY Keyblade?!" the Henoke in front of them asked the other one, "No wonder I couldn't use it! You stole it! So give it back already, faker!" "Necro, why's an Illusion here?!" Kosuke asked, uneasy on what to do. "I-I dunno! Honest!" the dragon replied, "But... We gotta get rid of it!" "Got it...!" "You two, stay out of this!"
Henoke looked at the two, and hurled a Firaga spell towards them. Kosuke was caught off-guard. He wasn't used to people using magic against him. Out of instinct, Kosuke raised his blade's sheath to use as a shield, while Necro helped him minimize the damage.
"This is bad!" he yelled, "At this rate, this Illusion will be way out of control!" "Dammit..." Kosuke cursed.
Kosuke knew how bad it wouold be if Henoke got in the battle, so he was trying his hardest not to drag him in. But, at this rate... It was somewhat clear he'd get involved one way or another. And that was bad...
"No matter what you do... Don't... Fight!" Kosuke told Henoke.
"Why do you have MY Keyblade?!" It was odd, seeing himself shout at him. Is that what I look like when I'm angry? It was a little unsettling. With the vibrant orange hair and the red hue on the face, the Henoke in front of him seemed to be a raging embodiment of fire. When the other Henoke shouted about him having the Keyblade, a smirk emerged on the key bearer's face. Barking out a laugh, Henoke hoisted the 'Steel Heart' in front of him, its dark steel grey blade glimmering in the moonlight.
"Ha! If you don't have this, then you're the fake!" A broad grin emerged on Henoke's face, it seemed the teen wasn't angry anymore. "Necro, why's an Illusion here?!" Kosuke's voice rang out in the night, seemingly surprised. So, he's an illusion? Tilting his head a bit, Henoke hoisted his Keyblade onto his shoulder to rest it, using his free hand to scratch the back of his head. Can I even fight an illusion? Suddenly the night lit up as the illusion burst forth a powerful fire spell, hurled directly towards Kosuke and Necro.
Luckily his friends were tough in their own right, avoiding any major damage from the spell as they worked together to fend it off. Rage began to boil inside of Henoke's chest as he tightened his grip on the Keyblade. Taking a step forward, Kosuke's voice rang out yet again, halting the hotheaded wielder. "No matter what you do...Don't...Fight!" Annoyance was apparent on Henoke's face as he gritted his teeth, looking over at his comrade. "What, I'm supposed to just stand here and let him pummel you?!" His other hand had formed a fist, shaking at his side.
What do I do?! If he wasn't supposed to fight it, what was Kosuke's plan? If I can't attack...! He rushed in front of the swordsman and the spirit dragon, the Keyblade still firm in his hand as he lifted it into a blocking position, shielding the two. "Don't think you can just attack my friends!" His face was filled with anger, though he forced himself to hold back the attack he wanted to deliver.
Turning to look over his shoulder at Kosuke, Henoke tried to keep his voice low. "Oy, what's going on here?! What do we do?!"
straxeragous: so, a while back Hood and i were on another kh rp site on devientart. and we may have sent this places link to our friends that we still keep in touch with so they can join.
Mar 8, 2019 0:52:56 GMT -5
Conrí: Awesome! Thanks, Hood and Strax!
Mar 8, 2019 10:32:04 GMT -5
Alma Taschner: Been a long while since I did stuff here. Currently considering the idea of coming back and making a new character.
Mar 19, 2019 0:32:43 GMT -5
Alma Taschner: I know I won't be using this old version of Alma if I do.
Mar 19, 2019 0:34:13 GMT -5
hoodwink: Heads up for anyone that might check out Discord--a lot of folks are on hiatus so those of us who are active are typically not in general chat but in DMs instead. If you hop in the discord and wanna see who's active just message in general first!
Sept 18, 2020 8:47:33 GMT -5