Post by therunawaygirl on Aug 25, 2019 19:55:40 GMT -5
In Jack's end, things were going as one could expect -he was mostly cornered into the defensive. The Demon Tower's attacks were relentless, and Jack couldn't get close enough to hit it, less distract it. No matter what, the tide of Shadows were focused solely on him.
"God dammit..." Jack muttered, as he rolled out of the way from the Tower's attacks, "How much longer 'till I can finally hit you?!"
Without any answers, Jack was forced back to square one yet again. How useful would it have been if either Kujo or M'Lyn were there! But he'd chosen to go on his own... Jack grimaced, knowing this was probably the dumbest decisions he'd made as a leader. So much for saying he could take care of it.
"Urgh... Even so, I'm not giving up!" he told himself, trying to keep his own morale high, "I'm doing this for them, dammit!"
A faint light gathered around his hand. The Tower flinched a bit, but kept its attacks. This time, Jack punched forward, dealing a surprising amount of damage. Shocked even himself, he staggered back, looking at his hand. What was that?! After a while, it seemed as if the Neoshadows were slowly taking their leave, even after finding themselves in a somewhat advantageous position. Alice's voice soon chimed in Kujo's com, informing him about what was going on.
"T-They're leaving...?" she questioned aloud, but then immediately spoke back, "It seems like they're aiming towards someplace else. Kujo, are you going to follow them?"
While battering countless NeoShadow with his Akogare, a sudden presence caused his fists to halt. It was as though a sudden weight had been lifted from the air—followed by a… well, the only thing he could think of it as was a stir. Though a vague description, Kujo was familiar with this stir in the air. It was the presence of power. Almost as quick as it came—within the blink of an eye, really—the surging force was gone. With its absence seemed to follow the Heartless, who began to drift away from the vacant lot through the deconstructed parts of the city.
”T-they’re leaving…?" Alice vocalized Kujo’s thoughts, his emerald gaze following the demons. ”No—they’re still hunting.” Kujo clicked the com button, standing still in the now empty parking lot. Whatever that sudden presence was, it had called the Heartless to a different direction. Just what was it? Only one way to find out. Once again, Alice seemed to read his mind. Not bothering to answer over the com, as she could see what he did from the ship, Kujo followed the Heartless, his Akogare still hovering behind him at a close 2m distance.
Skulking after the demons, Kujo thought of Jack, who had recklessly run out without any aid. Damned bastard even cut his com. There was an anger flaring in Kujo he wasn’t used to.
Post by therunawaygirl on Sept 3, 2019 17:34:59 GMT -5
The strange light faded immediately, and it gave the Demon Tower a window for retaliation. Jack was quick to dodge out of harm's way, but doing so would eventually tire him. He had to fight back, but how? With what little experience he had, Jack hadn't been able to do just that without luck. Facing an enemy stronger than he'd ever seen before wasn't what frightened him -not being able to fight back did, though.
"What the hell was that earlier before?!" he thought, dodging yet again, "I mean, not that I'm complaining -that would've been pretty useful to know. Seems like this Heartless ain't fond of it."
Amidst thought, Jack couldn't see his step, and tripped. The Tower rushed to attack, attempting to end such a futile and reckless attempt from a prideful heart. A prey the Heartless didn't want to let go, not in that moment. All Jack could do was raise his arms as means to defend himself...
Except the hit never actually connected. A bright light shone as soon as the Tower entered an invisible threshold, causing it to shrink back into the shadows. Noticing he hadn't recieved a hit, Jack opened his eyes slowly.
In his hand, was a strange blade. Jack looked at it agape, unsure on what to do. Just how weird would that day be?!
Reach... Towards your fated... Light... Alice nodded after hearing Kujo's reassurement. He was onto something, and as his Nav, Alice's job was to aid him in any way possible.
"Alright, just need to try and pinpoint the source..." Alice mumbled to herself, typing again, "If you're going to give chase, I won't stop you. Just let me know whenever you need help, okay?"
She wanted to make sure that the young man wouldn't get reckless. Alice had seen a bit of his wounds, although none were too major. She just hoped that both Kujo and Jack were safe. But the worry in her heart for her brother was too much to bear alone...
"..." she looked down for a moment, "I'm trying to locate the source, so that at least we don't run in a goose chase. In the meantime, try finding something that can lead us to where the Heartless ran off to. Once I find a lead, I'll guide you through it. Is that all right?"
Following the NeoShadow’s movements, Kujo rushed down dark alleyways as the setting sun finally began to shroud the city in darkness. It seemed once again he had wasted most of his day on these damned Heartless creatures. ”If you’re going to give chase, I won’t stop you. Just let me know whenever you need help, okay?” Alice’s voice caused Kujo to grin as he chuckled to himself. As reliable as ever. It seemed the family that formed this odd group really had a knack for not letting others down. Well—maybe Jack will be the rule breaker. Kujo’s face had formed a scowl at the thought.
Jack. That guy had gone off on his own, not allowing either Alice or Kujo to follow him. He’s got some guts— But that didn’t make Kujo comfortable with his apparent plan, or rather, lack thereof. Following the NeoShadows down a twist of alleyways, Kujo wondered what it was they had responded to. It’d have to be more powerful than my Akogare… Remembering what Alice had explained about Heartless being drawn to people’s light, the thought of something more powerful than his own mysterious powers excited him.
Were there others like him? If not, were they at least more powerful? The thought alone was tantalizing. ”I’m trying to locate the source, so that at least we don’t run in a goose chase.” Sensible as ever, Alice’s voice in his ear almost seemed natural at this point. He hardly even felt the com device anymore. It seemed he was getting used to this sort of dynamic. How odd. ”In the meantime, try finding something that can lead us to where the Heartless ran off to. Once I find a lead, I’ll guid you through it. Is that alright?”
Kujo continued down the alleyway towards a vacant street the Heartless were heading down. At this point, his Akogare was still hovering close behind him, following him despite lacking any movement of its own. The NeoShadows were hard to follow, due to their ability to meld into shadows in order to skulk beneath obstacles and scale buildings. It was only due to Kujo’s bizarre power that he was able to keep pace. ”Alice—I think the Heartless will lead me to the source…if anything, just warn me of any more powerful presences and scan the areas I’m around.” For a moment, an odd grudging pride wrenched into his heart.
”Er—please?” He wasn’t used to working with others. It was all too new to him. It made him feel a little uncomfortable. Gritting his teeth, Kujo’s emerald gaze narrowed at the Heartless he followed. It was just so much easier to resolve things with fists, rather than words.
Post by therunawaygirl on Sept 11, 2019 9:30:50 GMT -5
Alice chuckled a bit, a mix of unease and flatter. Hearing Kujo ask politely for something wasn't exactly what she'd expected, for sure. But it showed that he could also be polite at times, so it wasn't an issue at all, either.
"On it!" Alice nodded to herself, "No need to ask politely, Kujo. Although I appreciate it, it's my job to help you in any way possible. As a Navigator."
"...Alright! I'm getting a faint readin of something northeast of your current position, but I can't see more than that..." she informed, "It's definitely hard to pinpoint exactly... Think you can get closer?" Heavy swing after heavy swing. That's how Jack was fairing his battle against the Demon Tower. At least, with a weapon in hand, his chance of survival was slightly better, but not by much. With his current inexperience, he could only relly on replicating the moves he'd seen M'Lyn do with her own sword. Block...
Downstrike... Heavy Swing...
Little by little, he was getting slightly better, but only so much.
"Heh... Guess Imma need to ask M'Lyn to teach me swordsmanship basics now..." he told himself, "...I ain't gonna fall here now! Not against some... Oversized Heartless!"
As if they waited for their time to come, unwanted attention had made their quick way towards Jack and the Demon Tower. Neoshadows began to surround him, making what one would depict as a battle arena of sorts, the Neoshadows closing the borders. The sea of darkness soon became too overwhelming...
"Guh... Maybe against a bunch of Heartless, the outcome might be different..." Jack joked about, trying to keep his own morale high.
Kujo silently followed the rampaging NeoShadows through the abandoned parts of the city, mulling over Alice’s comment. A navigator, huh? Seems her reliability was put to good use by Jack. ”I’m getting a faint reading’ of something northeast of your current position—" The sudden alert caused Kujo’s rage to flare. About time! Excited to finally find the source of the power surge, Kujo’s speed only increased, thanks to his mysterious power. ”It’s definitely hard to pinpoint exactly…think you can get closer?” Knowing that the girl could see what he was doing, Kujo didn’t bother responding. In order to get closer, the large man suddenly lunged forward, his Akogare disappearing in a burst of light as a powerful aura surrounded Kujo. CRUNCH! The pavement beneath the man’s feet cracked and sundered as he pushed off of the ground.
Leaping through the air at an impossible height, Kujo began to bound over the dilapidated buildings, using whatever rooftops remained as platforms to jump further ahead. With this method, it wasn’t long before Kujo found what the Heartless were seeking. Landing on one of the shorter remaining rooftops, Kujo gazed down from the ledge with an icy fury. An insane amount of Heartless were seemingly mashed together, forming one massive snake-like being that twisted through the air. ”Alice—!” He pressed the button of his com device, his eyes glued to the sight before him. ”What the hell is that thing?!” Seeing it caused the fire in his heart to roar. Was this the source?!
Just then, the ring of metal clashing caused Kujo to find what the Heartless were after. It was Jack, wielding an oddly shaped weapon that was radiating with light. What’s with that weird sword…? He didn’t waste time asking Alice any more questions. Leaping from the building roof, Kujo’s body radiated with Akogare's power as he aimed out a punch towards the floor coming to greet him. CRASH!! Smoke erupted with debris around him as he landed in a crouched position, his fist smoldering yet unharmed as the light shimmered around him. A large crater had formed where he had landed.
Hopefully, it would help clear a small area for him to make it to Jack. Kujo’s face was fixed into one of fury, his emerald eyes blazing with rage. He had a few choice words for his new companion, after this.
Post by therunawaygirl on Sept 12, 2019 9:35:04 GMT -5
On her end, Alice couldn't believe what she was seeing. Was that... her brother? The sight of him made her lose focus for a second, unable to reply to Kujo's question. She'd gone completely blank.
"What...?" she muttered in disbelief, "What's... going on...?" "Alice, do you have a moment?"
M'Lyn yawned a bit, walking towards the Navigator, but hearing no reply from her made her frown. Well, that is until she saw the screen. By the image and the way the camera was moving, she could tell it was Kujo's com.
"You do know he can't afford for the Nav to go blank now, do you?" M'Lyn sighed, shaking her head. She walked towards the keyboard, snapping Alice back in action as M'Lyn reached for Kujo's com, "Whatever that is... You know what to do, don't you?" Jack was thrown aback by the sudden force, Kujo's fist causing a large amouont of Neoshadows to go fly off and dissapearing in a puff of black smoke. The battle came to a faint halt, as the Demon Tower was quick to attack Jack and push him back, to tackle Kujo immediately. Unlicky for it, Jack wasn't going to let go of his opponent that easily.
"However he came here, it was definitely not because of me... Alice must've seen it in the sensors..." he thought, bitter, "Dammit, and here I wanted to deal with this alone... Guess I'm in for a mouthful later..."
Jack rushed to strike the Demon Tower with fierce strength, shimered in a radiant light, causing the creature to flinch. While some Neoshadows were focused on him, most had drawn their focus towards the new target.
At least, that fight would be easier with two instead of one.
While countless NeoShadows were sent flying through the air, Kujo’s Akogare appeared in a burst of shimmering light behind him. Fixing its galaxy gaze upon the horde of enemies, the radiant being moved through Kujo to stand before him. ”Whatever that is…you know what to do, don’t you?” M’Lyn’s voice chimed through Kujo’s ears as his stoic face flashed a faint grin. It was the best kind of solution for someone like Kujo—though as he began to pummel the NeoShadows standing between him and Jack, the Demon Tower hardly waited around for them to gain an advantage. Lurching forward suddenly, the twisted mass of Heartless snaked through the sky, hoping to swoop both Jack and Kujo off their feet. A radiant light surrounded Jack as he held the massive beast back, giving Kujo time to make his way closer.
Though his Akogare was a figure of fury, twirling and punching or kicking the Heartless in their way—Kujo remained as calm and composed as ever. With his hands in his pockets, the large man walked to cover the distance between the two. ”Hey, Jack—“ Despite the commotion going on around them, Kujo’s voice echoed throughout the battlefield. There was an icy tone laced into the words. ”If you’re gonna go off on your own, at least make sure you can actually kill the bastard!” Suddenly, Kujo was a flurry of motion as he leapt forward, Akogare flying through the air behind him. While Jack’s combo had caused the Demon Tower to flinch, Kujo’s body began to radiate a rose aura. His Akogare phasing before him, the large being crossed its arms over its torso as it pulsated with the same powerful aura. ”DOKIDOKIDOKIDOKIDOKIDOKI!!!!!” Kujo and his Akogare shouted at the same time—the being of light releasing its cross guard as a torrent of vibrant hearts of light poured forth from its chest.
The projectiles launched through the short gap between Kujo and the Demon Tower—each heart its own moderate explosion of pure light and fury. It was a move that may lack in overwhelming power, but was hard to dodge or escape from unscathed. Hoping to buy an opening with his attack, Kujo and his Akogare fell through the air, unleashing a torrent of punches and kicks at the large Demon Tower. Despite his earlier comment, Kujo's tone had come from a place of concern, though he himself hardly liked admitting it. With this extra anger pent up in his heart, the man's face was fixed into a furious mask of destruction as he and his Akogare fought.
Post by therunawaygirl on Sept 13, 2019 12:17:33 GMT -5
[Did you just make an OraOraOra ref?]
As Jack managed to fend the Demon Tower back, leaving Kujo a window to attack. Hearing him chime in brought a faint chuckle from Jack's side. Well, Kujo was right on that -Jack was forced to land the finishing blow. With that pressure in mind, Jack smirked.
"Heh..." he just chuckled, "I ain't gonna fall down against this thing, I'll promisa ya that much, kiddo... Nah, that don't suit you."
As he went silent yet again, Jack lunged forward, with only one hand holding the blade, while the other remained free -his hand which he'd use to write with. And that meant he could type, as well. With his com still active, albeit not for communication, Jack could still use his own tactics. Typing away, he created once again a remote bomb -just a stray motorbike standing on the sidelines- that came charging through the waves and waves of Neoshadows. In 10 seconds time, the motorbike exploded with violence, Jack jumping back and trying to get Kujo while he was at it.
"Watch out!" he warned, "Sorry 'bout this, but we need an opening right about now!"
Jack then charged back at the Demon Tower, ready to end it. With a gaze unlike himself, Jack went all out. The countless Neoshadows could wait, but he wasn't letting the Demon Tower go unscathed.
"Taaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake..." Jack yelled, charging his attack, "THIS!"
It seemed their combined power was working, though the Demon Tower hardly showed signs of letting up. Landing on the pavement next to Jack, Kujo balled his fists as his fiery emerald gaze burned into the mass of Heartless. The way it snaked through the air pissed him off. Ignoring Jack's comment, Kujo stood and watched to find any sign of a weak point on the insane being before them. Tch—this thing is annoying as hell! He just wanted to erase it from the planet. Gritting his teeth, Kujo’s body began to radiate in a powerful aura, his Akogare shimmering with the similar power as it readied its fists.
BANG! Just then—a motorcycle drove itself through the waves of Heartless, hurling itself towards the Demon Tower in a violent explosion. ”Watch out!” Jack had already leaped towards Kujo, though his Akogare had already phased in front of him in a cross guard. Pulled back by Jack, the explosion caused Kujo and his Akogare to slide back on the pavement. Despite not losing his footing, Kujo’s feet had dug into the pavement as though it were sand as he slid back. The sudden release of pressure caused his body to lurch forward, just as he heard Jack’s yell.
Looking up towards the Demon Tower, Kujo saw Jack leap towards the monstrosity with his oddly shaped weapon, unleashing a powerful attack that would inspire victory onto anyone. With a grin on his face, Kujo nodded in approval. It seemed Jack had decided to take responsibility for his actions, after all. I guess he's not too reckless, after all. He did run off, but it seemed Jack had done a lot of growing since Kujo had last seen him.
Post by therunawaygirl on Sept 14, 2019 6:40:49 GMT -5
The dark alleyway then became a flash of light -blinding white covered everything as Jack's sword crossed paths with the Demon Tower yet again. Such brightness would force anyone to cover their eyes, no matter how tolerant they were. Even Jack did, surprised by the massive shine behind his attack.
As the flash began to dissapear, the alleyway returned to its prior state, except for one thing. Blinking a few times to recover his sight properly, Jack looked around. No Heartless in sight, but... Why? Looking once more at the sword in his hand, as it quickly faded away, Jack remained silent. Was he the cause for them not being there.
A faint shine caught his eye, forcing him to turn towards it. Yet again, the sword appeared in his hand as quickly as it had faded away, and Jack, shocked, raised his arm, as if it was being pulled to point with the sword towards the glimmer, faintly reminding the shape of a keyhole. Then, a beam of light shot through, from the sword's edge to the shine, as a click echoed faintly through the alley. And just like that, both glimmer and sword dissapeared.
Jack could only stand there, his mouth wide open in shock. He'd done... All that by himself... Sorta. Kujo had helped out in keeping the Neoshadows at bay, for him to focus. But... Then what? What was going to happen next?
Would the Heartless return again, by nightfall? Or would they not? Jack had no idea. Looking down at the ground, he remained there in thought. What was all that?
Seems like you're found it... Your light... Of fate...
As a voice echoed through his head, Jack perked up. It was a toneless voice, but yet so faint, he couldn't tell who'd said that. He glanced over towards Kujo, a bit lost.
"Did you... Say somethin', bud?" he asked, calmly, but with a hint of shock behind his tone.
So blinding Kujo was forced to shield his gaze, though his Akogare instinctively retreated, fading in the brightness. It seemed the being knew of what was to come. Recovering his eyesight, Kujo lowered his raised arms (he had been defending himself with a cross guard while blinded) to glance around what had just a second ago been a battlefield. It was empty. All of the alleyways around them as well as the crumbling lot around them were completely vacant of any Heartless. Kujo blinked for a moment, wondering if the light had caused his eyes to play tricks on him. He knew that wasn’t the case though, as he didn’t feel any presence of darkness around them.
His Akogare seemed to help in more ways than combat. His emerald gaze found Jack, who was standing there, dumbstruck. What did he just do? He hoped the com device was still allowing Alice to see everything. Maybe she could provide a better explanation as to what was going on. The light wouldn’t have blinded her, after all. Suddenly, Jack was pulled forward as his oddly shape weapon reappeared, shooting forth a ray of light into a faint ‘keyhole’ shape that seemed to appear in the sky. The hell is going on…? It was all so sudden, over within the blink of an eye, that Kujo almost didn’t believe it had been real. ”What the…” It seemed Jack was in just as much shock as Kujo was, as the guy stood there with his mouth agape.
Sighing a bit, Kujo shoved his hands into his pockets. Maybe I gave him too much credit. For now it seemed the fighting was over at least. How long would the Heartless remain dormant, though? That was one of the first few questions that entered his mind. ”Did you…say somethin’, bud?” Jack’s voice seemed confused, causing Kujo’s brows to raise as he shook his head. ”No.” For a moment, his gaze was one of suspicion before giving way to a softer expression. Looking away with another sigh, he waved a hand dismissively towards Jack. ”You hit your head or something?” For a moment he paused, glancing around the area just in case the Heartless decided to reappear. One couldn’t be too careful in SanFransokyo.
Turning back towards Jack, Kujo’s familiar stoic expression returned as he called over to his new comrade. ”So, you don't know what that was either?”
Post by therunawaygirl on Sept 15, 2019 9:22:27 GMT -5
Jack couldn't help but draw a somewhat bitter smile. So, Kujo hadn't said anything... Then whose voice was it? The question remained unanswered, as Kujo asked if he'd hit his head or something to that matter. Unable to tell the intention behind the question, Jack looked with apologethic gestures, reaching with one of his hands behind his head.
"Heh... Maybe I did" he admitted, "Ain't gonna lie -that was somethin' I wasn't expecting at all. ...Though I'm glad you came about, bud. Even if I'm still dead weight for ya, it's nice to know someone's watching your back from time to time..."
Jack laughed a bit, but quieted down with a bittersweet smile. He had an idea or two as for how Kujo found him. Even after issuing a Code White, Alice had managed to trace him by the Heartless' strength and power levels. Even if she didn't intend to track him, which meant she was ignoring a direct order if that were to be the case, they had found him.
"And here I wanted to get this done by my own hands..." he looked away, muttering, "Heh... Really useful of my part, huh? Bailin' on you like that, and yet not bein' able to do a job properly, on my own..."
The boy sat down on the floor, looking down, and letting out a sigh. It wasn't exactly a feeling Jack wanted to feel after such a hard fight -he'd expected a sense of satisfaction, or self-worth... But knowing Kujo had helped, if only a little, dampered the thought.
"..." Jack debated for a bit, but glanced over at Kujo, "You can contact Alice, can't ya? She's seeing what you're seeing right now, right? I can guess by the screen" he pointed out, "...Well? Why don't you ask her to track your location? She can get us back to the Almira if you do that..." "W-What...?!"
At the blinding light, Alice lost track of everything for a second. The sensors went off, and communication was shut down, albeit for a few seconds before returning to normal. As soon as she saw Kujo's screen, she'd lost her better judgement. And so did M'Lyn, who was unaware of Jack's little plans.
"What was that light?!" Alice shouted, shocked, "Whatever that was... Looks like you two are okay. ...Oh, right! Kujo, you asked me what that Heartless from before was, right? Sorry to answer this now, but I couldn't find anything related to it before... But with the gathered data, I'm sure I could give you an accurate answer now. So, if you want to, just come by to the Almira, got it? And..." Alice hesitated a bit before continuing, "Can you smack Jack in the head in my stead? Let him know he's not going to hear the end of it when he comes back." "And neither shall I" M'Lyn chimed in with a bitter, cold tone, "He's in for quite the earful... I wonder if you'll be there to spectate?"
Kujo sighed a bit at Jack’s initial response, keeping his hands in his pockets as he shook his head. ”Can’t I catch a break? Someone watching your back means you’re being too reckless.” Luckily it seemed the gravity of the situation had struck true to Jack, given his quieting down for a moment. The look on his face told Kujo that he really had learned something. ”And here I wanted to get this done by my own hands…heh…really useful of my part, huh?” For a moment, Kujo worried that Jack was diving into a pity party. ”Bailin’ on you like that, and yet not bein’ able to do a job properly,”
”Don’t run off if you need backup.” Kujo began walking towards Jack, feeling a mixture of emotions he wasn’t used to. Really, that alone caused his anger to flare a bit, though he didn’t intend to take it out on the guy. ”But in the end, it seems you were able to handle yourself.” Reaching Jack, who had sullenly sat down on the ruined pavement they stood on, Kujo offered a hand to help the guy up. Just as Jack mentioned contacting Alice, the girl’s voice came through over the com device—like clockwork. She had been more silent than usual. Had something happened to the connection? Truthfully, he hadn’t considered the possibility, as all of this crews tech seemed high-grade, even in regards to his own worlds technology.
Though her words were a cascade, as though having just broken through a dam, Kujo couldn’t help but give the faint hint of a smile as he listened. ”If you want to,, just come by to the Almira, got it? And…can you smack Jack in the head in my stead? Let him know he’s not going to hear the end of it when he comes back.” The last comment caused the man to blink in surprise, his emerald gaze suspended on Jack with a dumbfound expression, though only for a moment. ”And neither shall I, he’s in for quit the earful…I wonder if you’ll be there to spectate?”M’Lyn’s voice chimed in over the com, suddenly it felt as though he were already back at the ship, talking with the two of them in the same room.
”I’ll be there.” He clicked the com device for his response. Still looking at Jack, Kujo’s gaze had changed into a more hardened expression. WHACK! Having been standing just in front of Jack, offering a hand, Kujo’s offer suddenly turned violent as he cuffed the man in the head. It wasn’t his full strength, but he made sure to put enough behind it to make it sting. ”That’s from Alice—her and M’Lyn are pissed.” For a moment, his hardened expression softened as he looked down at the guy. It was only a second, as just a moment after his face remained stoic and his eyes hard. ”Don’t make those two worry about you anymore—got it?”
With that, he helped Jack up, punching the guy lightly on the shoulder before turning around to head towards the way he came, motioning for his friend to follow. ”C’mon—you’ll get chewed out at the ship.” Though his back was turned, his expression was that mingled with relief and humor. It seemed being around these three had really lightened him up a bit.
Post by therunawaygirl on Sept 16, 2019 9:34:55 GMT -5
Jack flinched after Kujo smacked him in the head, sobbing the sore spot, and glaring at him. After hearing that it was his sister that asked Kujo to do that, though, Jack simply looked down. He was right -he'd left without much of a clear explanation, and of course Alice and M'Lyn would be worried. He was their family, which was a much more important role than leader of the unit.
"C'mon—you’ll get chewed out at the ship" Kujo's comment made Jack wonder what was he going to do. Was he going to spectate? Or just leave him there defenseless? Then again, Kujo had spat a few words towards his previous actions, so maybe Jack was on his own...
"I wonder, though... If this'll be the last time I do somethin' like this..." he wondered, "Whatever this sword is... Somethin' tells me this ain't the end of it. Maybe the Heartless won't come to this world, but... Who's to say in others?"
Stretching a bit, while still trying to soothe Kujo's smack, Jack followed suit.
"Do you know where Alice is?" he asked, "If not, tell her to stay where she's at. If she does that, then we'll be there in about... 20 minutes or so?" he said with a sheepish smile, "I came by a hover board, so that was faster, but... It broke. Prototypes, y'know?"
”Do you know where Alice is?” Jack’s question reached Kujo’s back. The man was walking at a casual pace towards an alleyway, pausing as he heard. His eyes were not their usual emerald green, but looked like his Akogare’s, a mystifying galaxy that seemed to swirl endlessly. Even before the powers that had awoken, Kujo had a keen memory. He wasn’t the type that got lost—even in less familiar territory. He knew the path he had to take, despite his unconventional arrival. Akogare just made it easier.
”I came by hover board, so that was faster, but…it broke. Prototypes, y’know?” The comment caused Kujo to grin faintly as his eyes reverted back to their usual emerald green. Now that he knew the path, their way was assured. Waving a hand dismissively, he turned to head down the alleyway that would begin leading them towards the real city again. ”Seems everyone on your team has a habit for breaking things. It’s alright, once we get closer to the habitable parts of the city, you can always get us a ride.” In the end, everything had seemed to work out.
Just what was that, earlier? A strange weapon, a ray of light, a keyhole. What did it all mean? Glancing over his shoulder at Jack silently, Kujo found himself unsure. Just who is he? It seemed Jack had no idea about anything that had just happened—but wasn’t that dangerous? When Kujo's powers had first awakened, he had isolated himself in this very area of town in order to understand and comprehend the change. Jack just seemed to roll with it, not having any information on it himself.
Carefree guys are the worst. He sighed. I can't catch a break.
Post by therunawaygirl on Sept 16, 2019 14:48:39 GMT -5
Jack flinched, and even jerked back a bit. Kujo thought he had broken the prototype?! Did he listen properly?!
"Hey!" Jack shouted, "It wasn't me who broke it. It broke. It was just a prototype -that's what they're for, anyways! Sheesh, that's like... Basic tech!"
He was flaring. If there was one thing he was very prideful of was his technological knowledge and skill. He'd never break something on purpose, or by accident, even. The prototype was the one that began to fail, not him!
"Urgh... Know what? I can handle you, if you wanna chew me out later with Alice and M'Lyn" he confessed, bitter, "If that's the hardest you can get me with, then I'll be damned if I lose face!"
As they walked, they'd realize that Alice was actually closer than they thought. The Almira was in their nearest open area, waiting for them to take off once more. And outside...
Were Alice and M'Lyn, frowning clearly, their glance aiming particularly at Jack. And he couldn't help but look away and sigh.
"Hoo, boy... Here it comes..." he muttered to himself. "..." Alice crossed her arms, still frowning, "Go to your quarter. Now." "...Huh?" "Now"
Jack looked confused, but didn't talk further. Making Alice even angrier was a bad idea, and, besides, he had to admit it -he was exhausted. He needed a break. Although maybe that was Alice's plan -for him to rest, and therefore, chew him harder as soon as he woke up. But, trying to focus more on the incomming rest, Jack just didn't want to think it through.
As he went inside, Alice followed suit, just M'Lyn waiting for Kujo. Regardless of his choice, she wanted to talk to him.
"I can only assume what happened, based on your aetherflow" she said, and sighed, "You can stay in one of the quarters for the night. Tomorrow, there are many things we need to talk about. ...Unless you have somewhere else you need to be? I can accompany you if that's the case. I have no prefference, even if we see other people."
While Jack shouted out after Kujo, following along nonetheless, the man continued to walk—seemingly ignoring him. There was still a faint smirk on his face, though as he walked he’d be surprised by the sudden vision of the Almira in the open lot that expanded after the alleyways they had twisted through. She’s a sharp girl… It seemed Alice had pinpointed Kujo’s location, flying the ship to the closest possible area they could reach in order to meet up with them most of the way. Outside of the ship were Alice and M’Lyn both, neither looking too pleased by the expressions on their faces. Eyeing Jack from over his shoulder, Kujo remained silent as the two approached, wondering what their reaction would be like.
Truth be told, Kujo actually intended to stick up for Jack—that was most of the reason he had come along. Despite making them worry, in the end, whatever had happened was Jack’s doing—not his. It had been Jack’s actions that had relieved the massive presence of Heartless. What drew them there, though…? They had seemed to be targeting Jack specifically, but it was that whole area that had been teeming with the demons. Just what’re they after…? Alice had mentioned that the creatures known as ‘Heartless’ were drawn to both the darkness in hearts as well as strong hearts that shone brightly. Was it the place…or him? He eyed the guy once more silently, a slight suspicion in his gaze before Alice’s voice sliced through the tension in the air.
”Go to your quarter. Now.” The sudden command took both Kujo and Jack off guard. It seemed the girl was too angry to say anything at the moment. At Jack’s dumbstruck expression, Alice merely repeated herself, her tone icy and short. It seemed she wasn’t in the mood for any objections. While Jack began to walk inside, Kujo eyed both him and Alice for a moment. Just what is this dynamic? Being an only child, Kujo didn’t really understand the relationship of siblings all that well. Following Jack, Alice disappeared into the ship, leaving Kujo and M’Lyn outside. It seemed whatever wrath the girl had in store for her brother would wait.
”I can only assume what happened, based on your aetherflow” The sudden comment caused Kujo to raise an eyebrow at the woman. Aether…flow? He had no idea what the word meant. Was it something to do with people’s energies? ”You can stay in one of the quarters for the night. Tomorrow, there are many things we need to talk about.” At M’Lyn’s comment, the man found himself staring up at the sky. How many days had it been now, since all of this started? He was losing track of time. An image of his mother came into his mind. He had a cellphone in his pants pocket, but he had turned it off when all of this had begun. It wouldn’t do any good worrying her further by telling her what was actually going on. ”Unless, you have somewhere to be?”
It was almost as though the cat woman were a mind reader. Did he go visit her, to let her know he was fine? Either way, she’ll worry. She was a troublesome mother like that. Showing up just to immediately leave would probably be worse than not showing up at all. With a slightly annoyed sigh, Kujo shook his head, looking back at M’Lyn with an expressionless face. ”Nah—I don’t have anywhere to be, I’ll take the room.” For a moment, he paused, glancing down towards his pants pocket. ”I do have a call to make, though…” What a hassle. Family was a pain in the ass. ”Make sure Alice doesn’t start anything while I’m gone—”
With that, he waved as he walked away from the ship, pulling out the cellphone that rested in his pants pocket. He was lucky it hadn’t broken during all the fighting. Turning the device back on, he sighed as he viewed the missed calls and messages list. What a pain… With a look of pure agitation, the man selected the only contact he had in his phone, raising the device to his ear as he turned an alleyway, losing sight of the Almira.
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M'Lyn simply sighed, a bit amused. So Kujo did have something pendant... The fact that he was going to solve it brought some relief to her shoulders, as if a weight was suddenly lifted.
"Very well, then" the Miqo'te replied, "Don't wander off too far, now, less you're seen in this hour of day" she added. After a while, before heading inside the Almira, M'Lyn stopped in her tracks, "As for those two... Your worry is rather misplaced. Yes, 'tis true we're angry due to him not saying anything of his leave... But he's like that. And, besides, Jack doesn't do things without reason. He may be reckless when he has a strong ambition in mind, but he's not an idiot."
She remained there, glancing over at Kujo, who had then taken out his phone and began calling someone. She smiled a bit, only guessing what was going to happen next. After a while, she decided to stay outside just a little longer.
"Alice, this is M'Lyn" she reached to her com, "Don't raise the bridge just yet. Kujo and I are still outside." "Got it."
M'Lyn walked her way to stand behind Kujo, in a guarding matter. The Miqo'te wanted to make sure no misunderstandings remained between Kujo and whoever he was talking to. Right now, albeit it not present, they were also involved with the Brigade.
"Kujo, do you mind me staying with you?" she asked, "And, if possible, allow me to hear this conversation. While I understand it must be a personal matter, I do believe that hiding things right now would be for worse. Do not worry -this is actually the most reliable thing to do. Whoever you're talking to right now, however close they may be, must be made known of all this. ...Although I'd preffer for the more delicate matters to be talked in privacy..." she said, looking away, "...You don't think you can arrange a meeting, could you?"
”Kujo, do you mind me staying with you?” M’Lyn’s voice caused the man’s heart to skip a beat as the first ring! went through on the line. Spinning on his heels, his emerald eyes found M’Lyn, standing directly behind him. He hadn’t heard her at all! The cat parts of her seemed to not just be for display! ”Allow me to hear this conversation. While I understand it must be a personal matter, I do believe that hiding things right now would be for worse.”Ring! The second ring had already begun as Kujo held the phone up to his ear, recovering himself with a stern look on his face. ”Tch—! Keep it d—“ The third ring! was halfway through, just as a faint click! echoed on the other line.
”Kuta!!!” His mother’s loud voice erupted over the other line, so loud that the man had to yank the cellphone away from his ear. ”Whoever you’re talking to right now, however close they may be, must be made known to all of this…” M’Lyn’s voice echoed faintly in the background as his mothers crackled loudly over the cellphone. ”Where have you been?! I’ve been so worried! No calls! No texts! Just what have you been doing?!” The man sighed. This was his definition of a nightmare. Tell her about all of this?! That hardly seemed like a good idea in Kujo’s opinion. His mother was a bit…
”ANSWER ME, KUTA! WHERE ARE YOU?!” Even M’Lyn would be able to hear the shouting at this point that was erupting on the other end. ”Shut up!” He had finally lost his temper, shouting into the phone, turning away from M’Lyn just as he heard her: ”You don’t think you can arrange a meeting, could you?” Groan. A meeting with his mother about what was going on? That sounded awful. Sighing a bit, Kujo was thankful for the silence on the other end of the line. It seemed his mother had listened, quieting down with her yelling for the moment. Keeping the phone to his ear, Kujo’s voice remained serious and stoic as he seemed to recover from his flare of anger.
”Tch—I’m fine, mom. Don’t worry so much. I’ll be home in a day or so. Don’t call or look for me either, that’d be a real pain in the ass right now.” Without waiting to hear his mother’s response, Kujo hung up the cellphone before turning it off completely once more. Sighing with relief, he glanced back at M’Lyn with a serious look. ”You’re saying you want to meet my mother? To tell her about all of this?” Shaking his head a bit, Kujo shoved the cellphone back into his pocket, walking passed M’Lyn back towards the ship. ”Yeah right, give me a break. That’d be nothing but a hassle.” With that he glanced over his shoulder, motioning towards the ship.
”C’mon—” He didn’t feel like arguing outside. He wanted to sit down and relax. It had been a long night, after all.
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!
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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!
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