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The Answer [Open to Ueitawa]
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|Subject: The Answer [Open to Ueitawa] Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:43 am|| |
"Welcome to the Velvet Room.."
Those who had disappeared from the world of Ueitawa had now found themselves within the Velvet Room. Though their worlds were gone, their consciousness had been called here by that of the long nosed man who sat upon the chair. Some may have knew him, most most likely did not. Regardless, he gave an easy smile and a welcome for all of them. By his side stood Elizabeth, the Velvet Attendant who had been through both of Ueitawa's trials. This was the final one, and she gave an easy grin to the group that matched her Master's.
"My name is Igor. This is a place between Mind and Matter. Though your bodies are lost, your minds have found a temporary home here. And just like you, your friend Tomoe has also visited us in this special room." The mysterious man leaned forward and folding his hands together. He rested his chin upon them and closed his eyes. "Your friend now recides in a world unreachable for you: clashing with a Man that sold his humanity for power. She cannot best this foe how she is now. However, through her journey it has been her goal to find the Answer to life's greatest question. Without that answer, she will never best the man named Yachiru."
Elizabeth took a step forward and held her compendium in the palm of her hand. The book flew open, and the pages began to flip in rapid succession. Through the pages, an image was displayed that showcased Tomoe's current situation. The Attendant looked through the image to the various ones that were caught in this dilemma. The Users, the Children, the Kings, and even those who arrived from different realities.
"It is your job to help her find this answer. This God Eater will continue to drain her strength, and inevitably she will be devoured and fail. This is, unless, you can assist her in finding the Answer to her Greatest Question: where her true strength lies... To start tell me what exactly do you know about our guest Tomoe?" She was asking anyone willing to answer the question. Elizabeth could only ask them that vague question. She could not give them the answer, they would have to find it themselves. However, she could lead them down this path properly. Whatever they did not know about Tomoe, they could ask any of the Kings, alternate reality inhabitants, etc, for their input. Regardless, they had work to do and a time limit. Sooner or later, Tomoe's strength would leave her if she liked it or not.
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|Subject: Re: The Answer [Open to Ueitawa] Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:37 am|| |
Shi felt herself slip away soon enough as the world began to be destroyed, but her mind latched onto something, and she was dragged back into a semi-conscious state so to speak. She tried to reassess her location, to understand where she was and why she was here, but of course that didn't take too long. This was her old 'home' so to speak, but it didn't feel the same. Maybe that was cause she wasn't here as an attendant, but as an observer. Elizabeth, one of her sisters, spoke after the long nosed nuisance. Elizabeth was the one who had asked to save Shi, and look at where she turned up. Maybe it would have been better if she had been restrained for the rest of her life. Though Elizabeth did ask a question that piqued her interest, the answer to life was close to Tomoe's grasps, but she needed a little push. "I never thought I would be back in this room ever. I just assumed I would die a traitor, like most of you saw me." She blinked, crossing her arms.
"Honestly, I did see Tomoe when I was watching over the events of the tower, but I never thought anything about her. The next holder of the wild card, she wasn't someone I thought about much. But when I met her, I was surprised to find that she was actually someone I enjoy seeing in that position of power. She held it with pride, and didn't falter when it came to her duties. You guided this guest in the right direction, Elizabeth." She looked towards the man who had created her, still holding her emotionless expression. "As for you. I'm sorry for what I did. It was wrong of me and I do regret it, but that's what I get for having free will." After that, she would remain quiet, wanting to give everyone a chance to speak and help empower Tomoe. It was all the hope they all had, and maybe if they succeeded, Shi would be an attendant once again in this new world. Who knew what possibilities this all held? Either way, she couldn't ruin this and let all worlds die, that would let Nyarlathotep win for real.
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|Subject: Re: The Answer [Open to Ueitawa] Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:57 am|| |
It was strange. It was odd.
Jin had thought he would finally get the rest he wanted. But instead, he was in a room of blue. At first, it was disappointment. There was a lot of things that kept getting in the way of his wish. In all honesty, it was getting annoying to him. But, he let that transform into curiosity as he examined his surroundings. The former teacher realized he wasn’t alone. Everyone who had taken part in this madness was here. There were familiar faces and some that he did not recognize. It seemed something had plucked them into this realm.
He was confused. Clearly that’s what this place was called. But he let the hooked-nose man explain everything. Jin listened patiently to what Igor had to say. Upon finishing, he found himself having many questions of a scholarly nature. This room was certainly a realm of considerable interest. But they were here for a reason. Tomoe was struggling. Jin had hoped that girl could have handled everything, but it seemed he just couldn’t pass on yet without giving suitable help. He snorted at the situation presented through Elizabeth’s compendium. A man who threw away his humanity? ”My. And here I thought I was the only one,”
he remarked idly and cryptically at this while pulling out his carton of cigarettes out of habit, ”That man is a disappointment.”
He expected more from Yachiru. In the end, he just was like Jin and many others. Someone who threw away all the meaning of their experiences and memories for a “cause”. It was a pathetic existence that was meaningless.
Jin sighed as he lit the unlit cigarette between his lips, ”I expected our little goddess to finally handle everything, but I guess we can always give her that extra push.”
Upon finally getting the stick lit, he crossed his arms and looked back at both Elizabeth and Igor with a somber expression. ”I actually don’t know much about her. But we can certainly begin with the fact that she is everything that Yachiru isn’t. She is not a monster like him. She hasn’t thrown away the experiences and memories that make up our lives and give us purpose. Monsters are those who let their pain consume themselves to the point that they reject the entirety of their lives, including the joys, memories, and experiences they receive from those they care about. It is weakness disguised as strength, a fearsome weakness that hungers for those meaningful things again and a hunger that will never be sated because they have rejected them in the first place and no longer hold any meaning. From this starvation, they can only become corpses in time… like me.”
Jin paused for a moment, thinking about what he just said and perhaps looking back to all the mistakes he made. His teeth ground against the cigarette tightly, causing it to bend a little from the pressure as he thoughtfully hissed out smoke.”Her perseverance despite all odds make her a strong individual. Stronger than the likes of Yachiru or me by nature. But her willingness to give herself to preserve the future and the meaningfulness of human life define her as a person. And from that, she’s stronger than anyone else in here.”
He succinctly ended his little speech with a thumb pointing at his heart. Then he looked over towards Yusugi. ”I am aware that you seem to have some affection for her. What can you tell us about her, First?”
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|Subject: Re: The Answer [Open to Ueitawa] Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:54 am|| |
Yusugi looked towards the man who directed his attention towards him. He was hitting all the right points, and even the once God knew this. "..Define her as a person.." He repeated to himself before perking up. "Well, when I was being controlled by Angra Mainyu, she did come to me in a room no different from this, numerous times. And though our lives aligned with two Gods who could never truly be together, she never left me alone. It was as if Tomoe had her own wills and life, not just a false creation from Ahura Mazda." The young man would sink to the floor to hug his knees and give it some thought. The pain he felt before, in his natural body, was completely gone. Though, even if this room was his salvation right now he did not want to be in it. This was where he was trapped for a year and some change, after all. Alone and secluded from everyone else. The only other person who gave him any time was Souka before Tomoe suddenly arrived to meet him.
But speaking of that, where was Souka? He was nowhere to be found in the Velvet Room. If everyone who had disappeared was to reappear here, did it mean Souka still existed outside of this world aswell? Thinking about that now was not helping. There was an inkling of a feeling in the back of his skull. That after this night, he'd most likely never see Tomoe again. The thought gave him a scare, in all honesty, but he couldn't let it stop him. When he became a King, he knew happiness could only last for so long. And when Yachiru had him locked away and his body taken from him it became painfully clear. There were no happy endings when it came to his world. He did pray that Tomoe got hers though. One that didn't end with her disappearance or death.
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|Subject: Re: The Answer [Open to Ueitawa] Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:23 pm|| |
Caestus opened his eyes, only to find himself in a blue room... Was this... the afterlife? No, machines most certainly didn't go there. So where was he? A man with a long nose seemed to answer that question for him before he could even open his mouth... The Velvet Room, Eh? Well, things were at least somewhat explained for the android... of course, he had questions, but... this was not the time to ask them. More pressing matters were at hand here.
"What we know about Tomoe...?"The android thought to himself a bit. What exactly did he know about her? She was indeed a creation of Ahura Mazda... or at least, she used to be. In his eyes, she was in fact very human, from what he could understand. "The fact that we're all assembled here should speak volumes about her... She's managed to pull us all together this night to fight for a common goal... Sympathising with her friends, allies and even the kings, trying her best to understand who and what they are." He'd begin... Sure, he didn't know Tomoe all that well, but to him, she had been much like any other human he had come across... no... she was more than that. "Seeing her fight Angra Mainyu when he Possessed Yusugi with such ferocity to bring Yusugi back... The bond they share is very much that of love. And love is a human concept." That sure was a mouthful. The android paused for a moment, thinking a bit more about his brief encounters with the now goddess. "When we first met, I assumed she wouldn't be very forthcoming or trusting at all, given how the status quo was at the time, but she was willing to let me help, which I'm grateful for. She's a great leader, making the right calls when needed, and sticking up for her friends and allies no matter what happens... I think everyone else here agrees with me when I say that she doesn't deserve to carry the burden that she does right now... But she carries it so no-one else has to. That is truly something that makes her human."
He'd let his hand rest on Yusugi's shoulder. "I'll tell you something my contractor once told me... "Those who love us dearly will never truly leave us... as long as we, the survivors, remember them, they will never truly dissapear..." She'll live on through you, Yusugi... She's fighting the God Eater for you... So that you can live on. I know, it's rough for such a selfless person to pass away under these circumstances... all we can do if she does indeed vanish is to remember her. Not as the goddess Ahura Mazda, but as Tomoe Kyokudou, our friend." Caestus' hand would slowly leave it's resting place as the android stepped back. It wasn't much for comfort, but it was all he could really do...
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|Subject: Re: The Answer [Open to Ueitawa] Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:53 am|| |
Naomi would look around, surrounded by blue light and people she barely knew. She kept looking until her eyes met the long-nosed man. As soon as she locked eyes with him, she would groan under her breath. She was dead again, wasn’t she? She only saw this guy when she was dead or dreaming, and she wasn’t asleep. At least, she didn’t think she was. That really wasn't here or there though. She could deal with this later. If there was one bad habit being reinforced in her, it was that death could be very fickle with whom it kept and for how long. Right now, there were more pressing matters than life being completely arbitrary.
They asked about the woman who had gone off on her own, leaving them all behind. Naomi could honestly say that she didn’t know how to answer them. After all, she hadn’t known the woman. She met her for only a few moments before she ran off. Naomi would shrug, “I can't tell you as much about her as I’m sure other people here could. I only just met her and we barely spoke,” meaning she spoke at Naomi, “but I guess… She seems nice? I mean, she did call to warn me about that one guy, which she didn’t have to do. I suppose that means she cares about people, even those she doesn’t know and has no obligation towards. She must also hold people dear, based on her goodbyes to everyone...” She had to think of something else, “She also kicks butt.” That was all she could say on the matter though.
She would look at the others. Surely they would know more than she did. She was probably the least helpful person here. If she could say something, the rest of them definitely could too. This was a riddle they could solve if they tried.
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|Subject: Re: The Answer [Open to Ueitawa] Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:39 am|| |
Kahn found his eyes opening, and seeing a very familiar room...the sound of a woman singing and a piano playing a familiar melody. 'The velvet room?' Sure enough there was that long nosed man and one of the attendants standing before them, giving them a smile of ease. As if they were so close to victory, or trying to comfort them. It was a bit hard to see how they could be comfortable, more so when this was their consciousness that was brought here. So he is technically dead but not dead? Whatever, that was the least of Kahn's concerns and he didn't have the time to waste to figure it out, as they were informed that eventually Tomoe's powers would leave her or she would be defeated unless they found the answer to life's greatest question.
Oh dear...was this one of those impossible questions like when an unstoppable force meets the inmovable object? However, a key part was evidently in what they knew about Tomoe, which a few people seemed eager to jump on. The red haired young man listened closely to what everyone was saying, he had to agree with a lot of it. "I like what has been said thus far, and all of it is fairly true."
"Despite us barely knowing each other, she was eager to help when the cards were down on the table. She saw people in need of help, and she offered it...regardless of the risks that it might entail. Regardless of the danger she might face, regardless of whatever awaited her around the next bend she chose to walk this path. She stands up for her friends, but as Caestus said she also wants to help those that opposed her. She reached out to the Kings, the enemies we faced, and many others to empathize with them and try to persuade them not to fight. Heck, it wouldn't surprise me if she tried to sympathize with Yachiru too, and though I might not completely agree with that given what he is trying to do. I know it's the right thing, and I'll follow her all the way." Kahn said with a soft smile, and pausing for a brief moment. He was starting to notice a trend, or perhaps...a bit of a pattern that might lead them to an answer.
"Everyone here speaks about the decisions she's made, and now, Yusugi, you mentioned how even though she was was created by Ahura she seemed to have a will and ability to act in her own choosing. I think you're absolutely right in that, even though one might argue that her reason for existence and her destiny was to oppose Angra or Yachiru...or whatever that thing she is fighting is. She had the ability to choose at every point, there was not a path laid out before her. At every moment she could have chosen to walk away, but instead she stayed because that was her choice. She was not forced to stay because of some obscure thing like destiny, she chose to stay, she made her own choices and her own destiny that has led her to where she is today." He said, hoping he was catching on to something at this very moment and not going the wrong way on a silly tangent.
"As someone who has defeated a god, albeit a weakened one, it made me realize that destiny isn't something laid out before a person that they have to follow or are fated to follow. Rather, humans are more powerful than gods, as they make their own choices and destiny like Tomoe has. It is her choices that have led her to where she is today, and have led her to fight for all of us. Tomoe is a human crafting her own destiny rather presuming it was crafted for her." Kahn said before giving a soft nod, and looking around before scratching his head a bit.
"At least that is what I think, if you all think differently speak now. I don't want us to get off track in a time like this." The red haired young man said, leaving the floor open for someone else to either critique him or affirm what he was saying at true. He hoped he was on the right track here.
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|Subject: Re: The Answer [Open to Ueitawa] Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:55 pm|| |
Elizabeth spoke with a calm tone as the pages of her compendium revealed a bright light. One that slowly surfaced and radiated a warm upon those summoned within this room that helped decide ones true path. Once before, the young boy Yatagarasu had a seat upon the very chair Tomoe once sat. He was welcomed as a guest with the ability of the Wild Card. However, it was turned down by him and he sought to seek his own form of power. Those "bonds" that forged the power of the Wild Card were noted as useless and weak. Yet, as Elizabeth looked upon him with his fellow Kings, she knew he had found his own Answer to Life's Greatest Question. A place he truly belonged, even without their guidance. That went the same for many of the other guests that had stepped foot in this very room. Now it was Tomoe's turn to learn of her own place in this world.
"Tomoe may have been created by Ahura Mazda. Her memories may be fabricated for her to slip in amongst your group aswell. But, Tomoe has forgotten one important fact. Before she learned of her origin, she believed herself to be human. She was not a part of anything more than just herself. She was a Person not an entity. A woman who wanted to help right the wrongs of the past and put her own life on the line. Can a simple creation show compassion and sympathy? Can a simple creation shed tears over an enemy? Tomoe may believe this night was to show her that she was a Goddess. In reality, it was to show her she did not need to be a Goddess to save anyone. That she was human through and through." The Velvet Attendant spoke with a calm tone of voice as her eyes marveled at the radiating light before her. "This man Yachiru was born a human and became a God. Tomoe was created as a God and became human. Her experiences through this night has lead her to the true end of her journey. She does not belong in the realm of the Gods. She is her own person, separate from Ahura Mazda. They have many differences and are not of one mind. Thus saying, Tomoe must remember that this world does not need Gods to save it. She, as a Person, can muster the strength to accomplish any goal. And when she realizes this, that is when she will find her true strength to topple Yachiru."
The Velvet Attendant would cease her words before scanning over the small crowd with golden hues. Without them, Tomoe would have ended up being controlled by Ahura Mazda like a doll. But through this experience and the time she spent with them, she crafted her own conscious and ego. Yachiru could only harm her as a "God Eater". But what could he possibly do to a human...? Her Answer was very simple.
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|Subject: Re: The Answer [Open to Ueitawa] Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:10 pm|| |
Tomoe would soon appear in the Velvet Room out of thin air in front of her friends and the Attendants. She felt tired all of a sudden after her thoughts regarding the ending of herself and Yachiru. But soon it would be over, and she had no time to waste before she passed on. After so much fighting, crying, and talking, it was finally time to bring back the world they all fought so hard to earn. She looked at everyone again with a somber smile.
"Hey everyone. It worked. You guys get to go home. I won't be coming with you though. So just hang on, and I'll get this done as soon as I can."
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|Subject: Re: The Answer [Open to Ueitawa] Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:48 pm|| |
"It appears we've reached our destination." Igor spoke suddenly after his silence. This velvet room, that located in a plane flying through clouded red skies, had finally broken free. Instead of the red tinged skies that were normally seen out of the windows of the plane, now there were clear blue skies that went on for miles. This was truly the end of their Journey, and this trial of Limbo was now officially over. Perhaps the outside of the plane was a sort of metaphor for this journey. How Ueitawa was clouded and dark for the past few years, now everything would be clear. But first, the world needed to be recreated. Yachiru had succeeded on dissolving the worlds and the people within them. Only a few had escaped this judgement, as they had their own otherworldly entities preventing their total destruction. But regardless of this, the Ueitawa they knew was gone. For good? Not exactly.
The voice of Ahura Mazda could be heard within the room, but no clear origin could be found. The God, who was rejected by its own creation, held no ill intent towards the humans. At the end of this night, it was them that claimed this victory, not the Gods. However, since it did not need to use the last ounce of strength to seal Yachiru away, it had just enough to right the wrongs Angra Mainyu had caused. The worlds would be fixed, but at a price. Ahura Mazda, itself, would vanish from the world.
"Fear not of your Worlds, Children. I'll recreate them for you. To a point in time where there was peace and no strife. To do this, I'll use the remaining power within me. Perhaps that man Yachiru was right. Gods have been too involved in human matters. If it weren't for the Gods, you would not have gone through the Limbo situation or any of the following. Because of this, I will take responsibility. With the recreation of your Worlds, I will cease to exist. But, my purpose of existence is over. With Angra Mainyu gone, I no longer need to watch over and protect humans. Now, in your new world, you will make the decisions. You will decide if you need Gods, or if your world is better without them. The choice is yours... However, Tomoe, I must apologize. With my disappearance, you will also vanish. Please, say your final goodbyes and I will restore the world to its previous state. It will be a world where Brahman never touched it, and those lost will return. Limbo would have never existed, and the young Souka's death would thus never have needed to have happened. Those with a strong will to carry on in this new World will be placed there, but those longing for another World will find themselves there the moment you leave this room. The moment you leave this room, envision the world you wish to be a part of, and you'll be transported there. That will be your final destination, and all memories of this night and Limbo will slowly be erased from your mind over time."
As the holy entity spoke its last words, a familiar blonde appeared within the room aswell. The boy Souka, who was ready to replace Brahman as the new God of reality, was now in the velvet room aswell. With Brahma taken from his body and absorbed into Yachiru; his body was like an empty shell. One without a soul that called to him the moment it was freed from the God Eater. Souka squatted down over his body and tilted his head while blinking abit. His eyes went from his body and then up to the group that currently resided within the Velvet Room.
"So this means I don't die? But if I don't die, then everyone's story changes right? So this new world is kinda like a reset switch on everything meaning I get to pick on Aburai for years to come? But then wait, Limbo was the thing that brought all of you together, meaning if that's gone then there's a chance you all never become friends. And if you all never become friends, that means the kids from the other worlds probably are never born. And if they're never born that means.."
The blonde was going through the possibilities of the decision without any signs of slowing down or stopping. However, a slap on the back of the head by Natashi and a hand to cover his mouth by Aburai got him to shut up. With all the different people coming from different realities, they all had their own final destinations to get too. Perhaps there were some that didn't wish to go to the new world, and infact wished to travel elsewhere. The choice was theirs now, but there was one thing to be certain. This could be the last time they ever saw each other again, even if this was the best ending they could ask for.
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|Subject: Re: The Answer [Open to Ueitawa] Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:13 pm|| |
Shi sat quietly as the wild card appeared, letting everything happen as she sat there. She didn't know this woman well enough to make judgement, but she didn't know anything about anyone else either. But that didn't matter to her, she had done her part, even if her part was small. "Good luck Tomoe. Most people don't make it where you're going. But it seems you truly have saved us all, and that is more than the cost of a human life. In truth, it should cost us all our lives to even equate to what you're doing." She shook her head, looking down. "I just wonder where I'll be. If none of this happened, I will still be in my cage rotting. But maybe Elizabeth will fight for me again..." She kept thinking to herself; the reason Igor let her out was because of the event, to test her abilities. But maybe the reset would change that entirely, and make it so that she was never given a chance. Who knew? "You are the reason more wild cards will be given the chance to change fate and find their own answer to life. So congratulations." With that, she let out a smile, a genuine one at that. Once the gesture had went on long enough, she closed her eyes, tilting her head up as she imagined Ueitawa.
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|Subject: Re: The Answer [Open to Ueitawa] Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:22 pm|| |
"Of course it worked. I would've been disappointed if the likes of Yachiru would have stopped you,"
Jin snorted at her, "But you've done a good job, as rough of a job it was."
He wasn't surprised about her winning. Someone like her triumphing over the hollowest people was a given. However, at a cost now that the Goddess Ahura Mazda provided her announcement to everyone around. He looked back at Tomoe with a frown. If there was someone that should have a new chance to live her life, it should be her. Yet, fate called for her disappearance. How regrettable. But maybe she won't have to die alone."I desire to disappear. There is no reason for me to exist any longer. The moment I discarded my humanity is the moment I will never regain those meaningful experiences. To return is to return to the meaningless mediocrity. I do not want it. Especially when I'm already dying anyway,"
Jin began and then looked back at Igor, "With your permission, you don't mind if I face my termination here? I can always be sent to some void if my presence here is a problem."
It looked like this was the end for sure. And he hoped that was it. However, he had a few words to for a number of people. He looked on over to the Third King and Mikoto before nodding."I hope for the best for you and the ones you cherish. I would have rather hoped you would remember what you learned here. But I'm sure you will fare well wherever you are so as long as you stick together."
He took one last drag from his cigarette and then would watch everyone leave as he gave a wave of farewell. Or perhaps he maybe sent somewhere as well to die upon Igor's command. Either way suited him.
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|Subject: Re: The Answer [Open to Ueitawa] Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:04 am|| |
Yatagarasu sat in one of the various seats within the room. He had been here before, but the last time he was here he had told the people off. To think he'd be back in the room within the same night baffled him, but he didn't think ill of any of them. Back then the talk of bonds made him scoff. What could bonds do to help anyone gain strength? Relying on others was just another sign of weakness. This night changed that. That was obvious as he watched the Kings together in an environment where they were not being put out to destroy something or one another. Sora always said he didn't care if he died since he'd be reunited with his family, but the ones infront of him felt like his family now. His crimson hues shifted to look towards Naomi, the girl he loved, and then back to the Kings. If what that voice said was correct, he had to make a decision. To go back to Azores or to continue forward towards the new world. He sat in silence for a few minutes in thought.
It was obvious this decision was weighing him down, and he would place the palms of his hands on his face. Smacking his cheeks, he'd stand and turn towards Naomi. "Naomi, I love you to death, but I can't leave my family behind to go back to Azores. I have nothing waiting on me back there. I'll miss everyone at the skate park, but when I came here it really showed me what it was like to have a family. When I see Ree, it makes me feel like that's what it'd be like to have a Mother. When I see Four, it's like I have a sister. Same with the other Kings and Souka. I have a brother in Yusugi, a sister in Vera, and even a crazy aunt and uncle with the Second King and Gureen. Then there's my other self, Mikoto, aswell. I've created too many bonds here to leave them all behind, so I've made the decision to go forward into the next world with them. Someplace where I can start over. If you're going back to Azores, then forgetting about all this would best. You can find someone better for you than me. I'm not the smartest guy, and I made alot of mistakes tonight... But instead of looking back at them, I'm going to walk forward into this new world. I hope you understand."
Yatagarasu bowed his head to Naomi before facing towards the Velvet Room door. If there were no objections, he'd make his way towards the exit and hopefully towards a better world. He'd walk pass Tomoe and simply nod his head towards the woman. There was no longer any reason to hold any hate towards this other group, now that he had Four back with him. But he wasn't the type to join into celebrations or the like. He did, however, show appreciation for having this opportunity for a second chance. This is where the nod came from. He would probably never see her again after this. Hell, he'd probably never see any of them. The world was big, and he was hoping to see it all in this new life. But damn would he miss his abilities he had gained. Without all this, he'd be a normal human again. That was a damn shame..
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|Subject: Re: The Answer [Open to Ueitawa] Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:17 am|| |
All of this was coming so fast. A new world of peace? Was peace so easy it could be created? For a Tsurinai they never believed in true peace; as there would always be someone unhappy at their current situation. That unhappiness would be brought to others from that one source, and despair would begin anew. Naito couldn't help but think of such troubling thoughts. Though, these thoughts soon vanished when he looked upon three of the most important people he'd ever have in any world. Destiny, Faith, and Rinne were his symbol of peace at the moment. And if he needed to, he'd uphold that peace even in an entirely new world. If something were to arise to endanger this new world, he was sure a group of comrades, such as his own, would rise to the challenge and maintain the peace they fought so hard for. There was nothing to worry about here whatsoever...
It was kind of relieving seeing Souka arrive in his usual sporadic state. To think everything was coming to an end so soon was both thrilling and disappointing. Naito had only known conflict and conquest. Like the Swordswoman with the Kings, he had been fighting his entire life whether it be with a blade or words. But now, this new world scared him in more than one way. To set his blade aside and be happy; he felt as if that were a journey even he could not finish. This also meant he'd have to reconcile with his family in this new world. The only reason he was in Ueitawa was because of his antagonist ways with the rest of the Tsurinai Clan. And even though that opened so many doors for a grand adventure, at the end he knew his true battle was back at home. Running away from that fight was not an option.
The silver locked young man would take a deep breath before looking at the new denizens of the Velvet Room. The last time he had been in there, he had said his final goodbyes to them all. He regretted every second, as that was the last time he had seen Chance. Since he was back here, he'd clear his throat and take a step forward to Igor.
"Igor, may I ask you a question before we leave? What happened to Chance? is she okay?" He needed closer on this for not only himself, but perhaps Rinne aswell. No matter the answer he received, he would thank the long nosed man. Even if he didn't say a word, he would still thank him. After all, if it weren't for Igor they would have never come across their potential in such a way. And like it or not, this power did help them all grow into who they were now. He had matured from the bratty kid who called others trash to a young man who showed respect to others. Naito had had his own journey and now it was finally coming to a close. Though he felt another one was soon to start the moment he looked towards Destiny.
Walking over to her and his two daughters, he'd look to the side with tinted cheeks. "...You know, we may forget everything, and even each other... But even so, I'll remember you and propose to you properly.." Naito spoke bashfully before turning towards his daughters and giving them both a hug. He still had the locket from both of them, and he planned to keep it even after leaving this room. "I love you two aswell. Rinne, protect Faith and look after her. And Faith, protect your older sister and make sure no one tries to take advantage of her."
With those final words, he'd place a kiss on each of their cheeks before standing and looking towards Mir. He knew she wanted to go back to their world once this was all over, so he'd walk over to her. The Tsurinai was never a fan of machines, but he knew only Mir would be there for Rinne through the many years his daughter would be alive. If she was anything like her mother, her lifetime would be longer than any human could ever imagine. "If you plan on heading back with them, I hope I can count on you to protect my daughters aswell."
With all this done, he would finally look to Tomoe. "For someone so scrawny, I'm surprised you were able to accomplish the mission. I was sure Masakado was going to need to slash the sky in two at the cost of my life. But.. I'm grateful. Thank you for your assistance tonight.. Tomoe." The Tsurinai wasn't the type to use someone's first name when addressing them. However, this was a special occasion as he gave her a reassuring smile.
And now with all the sentimental stuff out of the way, the young man turned to two of the silver haired women in the room. One being his older sister, who he had learned caused some of this mess; and then his genderbent self aswell.
"Tsurinai Soki, I can't wait to tell Mother just what you've been up to this entire time. You do know she's going to punish you severely for this. Don't think this whole memory thing is going to stop me from telling on you." Naito crossed his arms and looked away from his sister. Perhaps he wasn't as mature as he put on. When it came to his siblings, he was never mature unless it came to protecting Miki. "Also, 'Naie', if you're supposed to be.. another version of me.. shouldn't you be as calm and collected? You're so out there you even confuse me. But more importantly... in your world you have a little brother instead?"
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|Subject: Re: The Answer [Open to Ueitawa] Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:49 am|| |
// It’s time to say goodbye. // // … // // I know. It will be difficult. // // I…I don’t want to forget. I don’t— // // Then find a way. And should your memories fade regardless, we’ll find a way to remind you what of what you’ve lost. //
Thalia’s reassuring giggles sprang up at the end of Calliope’s words, causing a somber smile to spread across Destiny’s face. She was going to miss that laugh. Perhaps not consciously, but she held onto the belief that somehow, she’d know something was missing during quiet study hours and evenings home alone.
She wanted to give the two some kind of poignant, meaningful parting words, but nothing—literally—came to mind. Just a flood of gratitude and some other warm, almost choked feeling that flooded her senses for a moment before fading. And somehow, they understood, leaving Destiny smiling softly before she reached into her pocket and pulled out her phone. Maybe there was a way to remind herself of the important lessons she’d learned from the experience, not just from the past evening, but all the way back to almost two years ago when Ueitawa was just beginning to be tipped upside down. There was no guarantee it would work, but she had to try, at least.
As quickly as she could, Destiny began to type, her fingers blazing across the screen in her haste to complete the message. Thank goodness for autocorrect; otherwise some of those words would be intelligible. But in the end, she got the important things down. Reaching the end of her thoughts, she paused, hovering over the keyboard, then saved the message. There hadn’t exactly been an end to that note, but what was she supposed to type? Something profound? The message itself did that job just fine. And hopefully when she’d look at it later, what was already written there would spark something in her memory.
Destiny placed the phone back in her pocket before turning towards Faith and Rinne, giving the girls a smile and a questioning, albeit worried look. “Where are you two going to go? Back to your world?”
That seemed to be the logical choice. After all, as much as they adored her and Naito, their real parents were still out there, most likely coming back into the new reality Ahura was creating. And maybe with the purge of Limbo from their world, perhaps that would have a positive effect on their home as well. Regardess, Destiny would give each of the girls a large hug and a kiss on the head. Goodbyes needed to be said regardless of their decision; after all, if her memory was to fade, it would be some time before some if any returned to her. Pulling both girls in for one last hug, she whispered to them, “Je t’aime.”
Releasing the girls, she turned to Naito, opening her mouth to speak. It wasn’t even a second later before she closed it and bit her lip instead. What was she even supposed to say? “I’ll be waiting”? “See you soon”? “Goodbye”? All of them felt wrong, even lacking in some way. After all, right before Ueitawa came to an end, he’d…that is, he’d asked…
There was something comforting about seeing Naito as shy about the whole thing as she was. Relaxing substantially, Destiny gave him an equally shy smile and a small, but eager nod as her cheeks flared pink. Should she be so excited about meeting Naito again, this time without the threat of shadows and death to spur their relationship forwards? …When she put it like that, maybe not. But the thought of their friendship and possibly more—maybe at this point she should admit there was already more—developing naturally this time around was very appealing.
Shaking her head lightly to try and clear her thoughts, she quietly left Naito and the girls and hurried to Kahn and Hibiki, who gave each a hug and a smile. “Thank you. Kahn, you were a wonderful leader. I’m sure you’ll be fine wherever you choose to go.”
She then looked at Hibiki, her gaze more somber. She was quiet for a long time before she finally spoke. “I’m so sorry. You shouldn’t have had to suffer in Limbo for so long as you did. If we were quicker, you never would have had to. But I can’t thank you enough for what you did. You gave up so much for everyone else, and…”
her words flatered somewhat and her cheeks, already pink thanks to Naito, were turning even darker from her stuttering. “I’m so sorry, I’m not very good at saying goodbye.”
she smiled sheepishly before composing herself once more. “I hope you’ll be happy. That’s the least Ahura could do for you after all you’ve done.”
With that she gave both boys one last wave before heading onto the final person she needed to say farewell to.
Tomoe had been standing quietly by herself, away from the chattering others who were calling out farewells and requests. It didn’t seem right for her to be alone after all she’d done, after all she had and was about to sacrifice. With this in mind, Destiny gave the woman a pained but joyful smile, wrapping her arms around Tomoe’s waist and hugging her tightly. ”Thank you.”
she said quietly, momentarily resting her head on the woman’s shoulder.
Perhaps it was the touch or the way she could feel Tomoe sag in her grip. Maybe the experience was finally feeling real. Regardless as to why, tears started falling from the girl’s eyes, sliding quietly down her cheeks as she raised her head and gave Tomoe a smile. “Thank you so much.”
Pulling the sleeves of her cardigan over her hands, she quickly dabbed at her face, hoping the tears would cease. Tomoe shouldn’t have to see this. She worked so hard to bring peace, to make people happy, and here Destiny was, crying? It didn’t seem right.
But then again, Tomoe dying after all she’d done hardly seemed fair either.
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