Xenneth came to a cool, calm demeanor before he turned around looking to the NetNavis. A smile dancing across his face, although fake and modest. The shadow at his feet had proven so as it seemed to writhe and move about in a fluctuating manner. The violet haired boy oblivious to it for some reason or another. He turned looking to the empty void of swirling colors. “You’re right, but still…” mostly likely replying to Glassman, “I wish I knew what bought me here…and how do I leave.”
The scream almost drowned out what risen from the floor.
Like a predator leaping from the vapors of rainbow colors across the terrain, there was a rectangular form that presented itself before the group. The mist dropped from its top and swept across its surface. It was at that moment that the large wooden form revealed itself as well as a glimmering light shining from the near top of the form like a light from lighthouse. The light dissipated until there was left a red glow with a quarter of a complete circle. The ominous red glow captivating Xenneth’s eye sight.
“Nyaaaaa! More of them?!”
They all encircled Xenneth in a way that did not even begin to make sense.
The darkness receded under the doorways with one glimmer of light from each: Blue, Yellow, Green…each of them with the same glow and quarter of the shape. There was only one more that had one particular shape: that of a heart at its top, but yet it remained the same eerie glow. The doorways reaching upwards to the dwarfing twice Xenneth’s side as he looked around him.
“This place is crazy!” the violet haired boy was too hysterical to pin heads or tails of what was happening.
E stopped himself mid sentence. Every time that child did anything, something happened, and E was sick of surprises! With the fact that his mood seemed to influence condition of the area, he had to hold back.
Get over here and stay put. It clearly isn't safe.
Three index fingers and pair of eyes with a glare that would leave anyone second guessing their next action directed the boy to his left.
Every time A human gets on the net something happens... And I'm always in the thick of it.I'm too old for this.
"This still leaves one question unanswered. If the child is here, then where is his navi?"
It was a question that she was sure everyone else wanted the answer to as well. There was, however, little time to ponder this as the many doors sprang up around the operator. While Xen was busy admiring the doors, Serix got to work using her flames to create something he could use to defend himself. The resulting weapon was a small fiery dagger, quick, effe ctive, but none too powerful. She then moved towards Xen, and held the weapon out for him to take it.
"Since you're here, you're going to need to be able to fend for yourself until we can find a way to get you beck to where you belong. You do know how to fight, right?"
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'Well,at least he almost calmed down...' Glassman thought to himself with a sigh. It seemed this wasn't the place for one to calm down and relax.
As the doors came into existence, Glassman eyed them suspiciously. The red glow seemed to be the most ominous...but they all were quite surreal...
Turning his attention away from the newly formed doors,Glassman looked toward Xenneth as Serix offered him the dagger.
"Since just about anything might happen here...I think it might be best to at least keep the dagger on you" he suggested. Of course, the choice was still up to Xenneth...
"I'm pretty sure he's old enough to protect himself in some way. Though we should be able to keep an eye on him..." he explained,as best as he could.
Well,he hoped the young person was old enough to protect himself. When he thought about it, Glassman nor the rest of them really knew Xenneth that well...but that was besides the point. They'd have to keep him in one piece...along with themselves too.
“He has a point!” Xenneth chimed gleefully with his hands held up between himself and Serix, “Seriously! I am terrible to hold a weapon! I mean…really! I am a pacifist! Not to mention I have been thinking about becoming a vegetarian! Oh…did I mention…”
The fear was obviously making the violet haired boy ramble.
After being corralled by Enhancer and convinced by Glassman to take the weapon, the violet haired boy did so with a hesitant reach. His hand wrapped around the hilt of the small weapon expecting some burns, but instead he felt…well…nothing. It was strange, but he was fairly certain it was not the NetNavi that was causing him to take damage from the weapon. To even confirm this, he toyed with the item a bit poking at his palm in a gentle joust. Not so much of a prick was felt to his hand, but he felt…other things.
“U-umm…I-I’ll be fine…” he had said a bit hesitantly, “I just rather you all…well…find a way out of here? Please?”
As if a single request brought about the event’s each door (except the center door with its massive pink emblem) had given off a powerful shine as bright as the sun. Each NetNavi was bask by the overall brilliance of the radiance shine. Although intense, there was no heat, but a mixture of sensations that would boggle the mind: a serenity like nature, a searing heat like a flame, a cool sensation like water, and a wild spark like thunder itself. Each NetNavi felt these things and the back of their palms was marked with a single circular emblem. It’s color pure green on the back of Serix’s hand, but yet, the outline was tangible enough to see a shape within its radius.
“W-wait!” Xenneth drew closer to Serix who gave him the weapon a moment ago. His eyes reflecting the shape of the glowing mark on the NetNavi’s hand, “I know that mark!”
The violet haired boy looked at the design of his jacket’s front pocket: a single wing entrapped in a circular bold shape. That wing was unlike any bird, but yet a angelic single open wing that sat in the center. That very mark was on not only Serix’s hand, but each NetNavi hand in various colors. Rainman’s was yellow, Glassman was red, and Enhancer’s was blue. The other NetNavis had a glow similar, but were beyond Xenneth’s eye sight to register at the moment.
Still, the bewilderment remained as each of the doors glowed beckoning for each respective NetNavi to approach…
“Is…” Xenneth swallowed a little uneasy of what he was about to ask, “D-does…does this mean that…Megami is here?”
He looked to each NetNavi at that moment at the doors. He was not strong enough to beg for them to go search for her, and a bit of him felt foolish at the hope of his suggestion being true.
“How could you not notice someone touching your heart?”
Request Instructions: N/A Chatty Ditz: Puzzles are done! Time to have fun! Wheeee! For those that are inactive/stop posting…you’ll be included in next post…if you suddenly continue to post in this game that is.
"Well, there's only one way to find out. Seems we have to open one of these doors. Looks like these marks are telling us which door to go through, but that means that one of us should be charged with you. So the question is, who will it be?"
Serix looked at the other navis waiting for one of them to answer. As for Serix herself, she wasn't too good at taking care of people while fighting. It made her....less efficient.
"Let's face it, I'm no good with escort missions."
She sighed a bit as she opened a small locket with a picture of her ex in it.
"You were always there for people. I did what I could for the kid, now I have to put him in the care of someone who can protect him."
As she finished whispering to her locket, and closed it, one might notice the image of an unweildly sword on the front of it.
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(OOC: I'm still here! And I picked number 7, just to remind.)
Things seemed to be calming down somewhat, which was definitely appreciated. Then the marks on their hands appeared, and MirrorMan found himself wondering just what was going on. This place had an air of mystery that couldn't be dispelled.
Approaching Xenneth, he poses a question.
"So just what's going on here? And what's up with this symbol?" he says, holding up his hand for the boy to see.
"We're trying to figure that out still..." Glassman spoke,in response to Mirror's question.
Considering that the boy just might be correct, Glassman glanced at the door that seemed to call out to him,bearing a matching red color, and he approached it,coming to a halt before going ahead.
"I'll wait for everyone to decide what you're all going to do first,then..." he explained. Hopefully this wouldn't take too long...they only had to decide two things pretty much...1) Which door to enter and 2) Who'd escort Xenneth. At least the first option seemed like it'd be decided quickly...
The doors suddenly swing open letting out a breeze of air that was like the wing beat of a giant bird. The violet haired boy had barely stood against it, looking at each and every door before the group. The doors on each side of the massive center door were open matching the four colored symbols that glowed brightly. However, the single door in the center with the shaped heart on it shown no sign of doing the same. Xenneth looked to the door and then to MirrorMan who had shown simply a white color.
...but that white glow was not among any of the doors. Why was that?
"Why don't I stay with him?" Xenneth asked pointing to the MirrorMan, "He has doesn't have a mark like you guys..and...while you all look for an exit, maybe me and him can search around here. I-I don't think anything will happen while you guys are gone."
It seemed like a sound plan to say the least, and what other option did they have? The doors seemed to not be going anywhere soon, nor was time as simply waiting did not beckon anything to happen. Xenneth was calm, logical, patient...and so was this strange "world" they were in. If the room's will was determined by the individual violet haired boy, then it was trusting that the four would follow through and believe in his decision.
...but then again, Xenneth was a sporadic one...and therefore, so was this world.
It was times like this Mirror was glad he wore a helmet that covered his face. The demeanor of Xenneth as well as of Serix forced an amused smile across his face.
Of the boy, he felt his insecurity masked a sharp young mind, one he was sure had worthwhile opinions and was sure to do great things. Spending time with him here while the others went off would be an opportunity to learn.
Of the girl, he had encountered others like her, and yes, they could get on his nerves. But her particular brand of hot-head was of the sort that he imagined had good reason, so he held his tongue and gave her the benefit of the doubt.
"So, Xenneth. These marks are similar to Megami's, right? And it definitely seems like this place reacts to your emotions. So I'd say it's safe to assume there's a connection between you, this place, and Megami. I guess what I'm getting at is, can you focus on an idea? It could be Megami, it could be that main door, it could even be a question you want an answer to. But I have a feeling that if you try, you could use that influence on this place to help us learn about what it is and why we're all here."
“That’s easy, idiot!” a shrewd voice called from beyond the yellow door.
“N-not that y-you’d know…umm…sorry!” another shy calling from beyond the blue.
“Simply, we would just like to learn from you.” a gentle, sincere voice spoke from beyond the green door.
They shined with a holy light one by one that meshed their pigments together, nearly drowning out the fifth door’s presence. The voices became quiet, and the doors that stood open shone brighter than before, as if showing a growing impatience. The marks on the bodies of the NetNavis had glowed brighter once again. This time, the red door glowing a luminescent color as laughter erupted.
“Fearful thou are, there is no need for all these measures in a realm thus we control! Had I known, personally, I would have pegged thee as unworthy cowards! Whether thou stall any further or not, there will be no leaving this place until we see why thou were chosen…or the instability of that child’s weak and pitiful thoughts taint thee…”
With the red door’s glow becoming calm once more, there was another glow in unison. The bright light shown over the NetNavis as Xenneth himself backed away slowly while tucking away the blade in his back pocket and simply holding the mystery data in his grasp. The doors still as there was a booming voice that echoed from the doors.
“THE TRIALS AWAIT!!!”
It was silent once more, Xenneth watching trying to take MirrorMan’s advice and focused on the area. There was nothing that happened as the violet haired boy looked left to right.
“Were they…” Xenneth swallowed deeply thinking about the words of the mysterious presences, “…they were talking about me…weren’t they?”