Post by theguyiscalledsteve on Jul 5, 2015 21:33:57 GMT -8
"Hey! You don't have to be-GAK!" Hado's words were cut off as Spring proceed to him choke up. Her strength was unbelievable, but; that didn't exactly help Hado out in this situation. In fact, it only worsen the situation for him.
"L-let me go!", Hado tried to say as he attempted to struggle against Spring. Hado tried to move his limbs but no matter how hard he tried he didn't get any force out of them. It seemed that the rest of his body was still adjusting to waking up from the coma. "Ngh! Let me-*Gasp*". Oh crud this wasn't good. He felt like a fish being displayed to a fishermen's friends after being caught.
"I-I thought the phrase meant that- *Gasp* Spring was supposed to be the 'lamb' of the seasons!" Hado cried, still trying to struggle. At first he had found the idea of having a maid somewhat appealing, despite the given circumstances. But now after learning how Spring acted he was beginning to have second thoughts about the whole thing.
Soon after Spring helped Winter back up Hado turned to look at Winter. While Hado was about to signal for her to help him he paused. Winter started at Hado, as he felt flattered by her blush there was also something weird about this stare. Even after she went away Hado still felt strange afterwards, did he just....See something?
Of course, as soon as that little interaction had ended Hado needed to focus on Spring and his steadily decreasing supply of oxygen.
"Let go of me..I beg you!" Hado pleaded to Spring.
"To be fair I beat myself up out of fear for the whopping Steve was going to give me"-Encore 2015
(Read upwards start at bottom) The Remnant: Not when Rainman is done with her Greycore: Roze is male Greycore: he
Genesis: Straight up in there. =p Thisguyiscalledsteve: Hado is straight.
Not nearly as bored of the bit of info,Shakeem nodded as Hidden spoke,taking in the few words he had shared regarding the two legends.
"To save the world six times...they must've been awesome!" he thought aloud,not deviating his glance from the statues.
'Hm...a navi unmatched by any other in skill...would be incredible to meet someone that talented.' the young man pondered to himself.
When Hidden's question registered in his mind,Shakeem almost subconsciously released a "Hm?!". The surprise in his voice was evident...
"No,I didn't know that..." Shakeem uttered in astonishment. The thought of meeting someone with such a lineage seemed exciting just thinking about it-! But if he was a President,he likely had his plate full anyway...
"Well,must be a pretty busy guy then. Still sounds like an important person to meet,even if he wasn't a President." Glassman's Operator said,mostly to himself.
"Anyway,if you don't mind,I'd like to see more of this campus. A little tour couldn't hurt,right?" he asked,chucking the question at Hidden.
The thought of being in one spot for too long wasn't something Shakeem wanted to get back to doing. He had always backed up Glassman,but for some reason he felt as if he wanted to be out-and-about himself...
Post by ~Divine|<3|Heart~ on Jul 6, 2015 22:11:32 GMT -8
"Really? My legs still don't open right?!"
A not so uncommon thought these past few hours as Xenneth had endured his share of falls, scrapes, and rubs from the school, to the train station, to back and forth again. The violet haired boy was so weak in the knees still so he had to resort to grabbing the occasional wall and pace himself. He had never thought he would appreciate the cool, hard feel of a handicap rail. He used them faithfully to get around the school along with the walls and nearby grabbable objects. He had even endured a lap or two as his hands idly reached for the ocassional woman as he had fallen, but that was another unbearable story he wish he could just forget.
"Are you sure this is normal behavior, Xen-kun?" Megami asked Xenneth worried, "I am not saying that you would lie to me, but it is just I worry about the impacts of your falls."
Oh! His darling Megami! He swore he could tell her it was normal for him to get mugged on a daily basis just because the sun was out and she would buy it. Of course, he fell bad that he told her such things, but he had not wanted her to worry. He knew the NetNavi's feelings all too well, and it was one of many reasons he had to tell her a little fib on a basis.
"It's alright!" Xenneth had said, "Babies do this too! So it's fine!"
....what? Technically, he did not lie!
The violet haired boy continued on as he made his way to the courtyard. It was a detestable sight: the statue, the sense of honor and pride, everything! This school was a constant reminder of why he hated his last name and relation that made him feel like he was that really ugly shaped fruit that fallen off the branch of the family tree. He had only intended to stay in this school long enough so that he may study for his major in counseling and ethics. However, he found it more or less to be a nauseating prison: that's what funds and tuition did when it limited your options.
"Great, it's those Net Operators again."
They were an eyesore, just like the school.
The violet haired boy woke up in an infirmary for a number of reasons, but this latest was the worst! Pieces of his memories were botched and all he knew was that he had an assigned stalker personafication of nature that would be lurking around somewhere. Honestly, at this point, he would rather have woke up and be told he was beaten up by the school's all female track team after chasing him around. At least he got his exercise then, and it was great cardio.
But this? It was like a paranormal role in some kind of movie.
"Why do we not go speak to them? They seem like good people, and maybe they know something about us, too."
Megami's chiming voice always was so innocent. It made Xenneth feel bad.
"W-well, yeah...but shouldn't we wait on that program?" he argued desperately, "If someone knows about what happened the past few months, it's probably whoever put that mark on your chest. I don't want to bother anyone."
Another half-lie-truth. It was enough to make Megami nod and silently remain to herself for now.
Xenneth, trying to just get to the front office to invest in a room, made his way along the courtyard walls of the building trying to remain out of sight. He really did not want to know what everyone else was talking about, nor did he want to take chances of seeing anyone notice him. However, who would not notice their favorite violet haired punching bag, recent coma patient, and-
Chronic clumsy character that had fallen into a patch of nearby bushes after falling in the opposite direction of the courtyard school columns?
As usual, he was not the most graceful, and it cost him his already sweat laced, unkempt hair that endured a number of falls now.
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Cherish had just gotten out of the shower, wrapped in a white bath robe for now until her body dried off. The musk of feminine shampoos and shower products invades her dorm room along with a cloud of steam as she opens the door from the bathroom, finding Winter sitting on her bed.
Her guest didn't seem interested in answering the other guest at the door.
And after hearing who was knocking, Cherish didn't seemed to interested in answering either.
"Your dad sent me to drop this stuff off."
But she'd change her mind after hearing that. A thought crossed her mind though, as reached for the door Jacob Rayner was standing before.
Seth Pele, her dad, wasn't here to greet her when she'd woken up from her coma, and instead sent Nymphra to babysit her. And now this? Now he had to send somebody else to deliver these belongings to her instead of delivering it himself?
"Is he trying to avoid me?"
Jake had sought out Seth Pele after some strange events in the Cyber World. While Bayside City had given him a strange encounter with de ja vu, leading him to believe he'd somehow traveled back in time again, he'd later pulsed out back into the Real World to discover that time had actually jumped forward since he was last aware. It was a weird day for sure.
It was only hours ago, in his perspective, that he was standing in Kotobuki Net among a team of Navis ready to confront a world-threatening crisis together. Then one strange thing led to another and here he was: the date being two months later than it was "this morning", but the Cyber World rewinding two months prior.
Gaining no answers from Seth about the dilemma, he instead received a silver briefcase from him and was instructed to deliver it to his daughter, Cherish Pele -- the girl beyond this door.
Cherish was one of the people he had been with just before the strange interaction with the mysterious Navi by the title "Vinyl". According to Seth, she'd been in a coma for the last two months and had just now waken up from it. As for what had happened to Jake during these two months, that was still a mystery. He'd seemed to be piecing something together though -- he was aware of the others that were in a coma alongside her, able to identify them as the other humans that accompanied Cherish during that final mission before Vinyl's appearance.
The door had opened up before his mind could continue trailing off in its train of thought.
". . ."
He didn't expect her to be wearing a bath robe right now. By the mist still steaming off of her moist skin, as well as the droplets of water that trailed down the damp raven hair resting on her shoulder, he could tell she'd just gotten out of the shower. Not to mention the fresh smell of deodorant permeating from her.
His eyes were still distracted, but his arm was not as it raised the silver briefcase toward her that he was instructed to deliver. He'd noticed a few soaps suds on her forearm that she'd failed to rinse completely off as she reached for the case and took it from him.
As he stepped forward to follow her into the room for whatever instinctual reason that urged him, he was stopped cold in his tracks by the door she had nonchalantly slammed in his face.
". . ."
Well that was a short visit.
Rayner had done what he had come here to do though, so he'd be on his way out of here for now.
Back inside the dorm room where Winter still sat eerily quiet on the bed, Cherish opened up the silver briefcase and removed all of its contents across the desk in the corner of the room.
A high-end router to connect the high-speed laptop to the internet. Then what appeared to be a silver headband along with several silver cords that clearly connected the headband and the briefcase to either the laptop or router.
"Looks like daddy's got another job for me."
How typical. Asking a favor from his daughter the moment she's physically able to perform. 'Some father you are, Seth', she'd think to herself.
The silver headband was the modern incarnation of the "Pulse Transmission" technology humans had dabbled in centuries ago. Back then, they required large chairs with powerful servers to digitize a person's consciousness in such a way that it could interact with the cyber world. Nowadays though, it was as simple as putting on the headband and plugging it into a device connected to the internet.
The briefcase had a similar purpose -- able to digitize her combat suit so that she could utilize it in the Cyber World as well. It was her first day back on her feet and she was wanted back in the field already. There were no vacations for this one.
Nothing said she had to pulse in immediately though. Even though she wouldn't admit it, she was sort of satisfied to have the option of traversing the Cyber World back again at her beck and call. She felt a bit uneasy pulsing in (since it'd leave her physical body in a stasis in this room while her consciousness drifted off in Cyber Space) with another person sitting in the room.
She wasn't the kind to make friends either, but nor was she the one to cut off a potential contact. She set down her newly acquired belongings and turned her attention to Winter.
"So you seem awfully clingy. You just like to follow people around?"
Before there was a chance for the servant robot to respond, a bomb went off.
An explosion of flame and ash rocketed through the Red Building, a nearby but distinct wing of the university's campus. Even still, its effects could be felt throughout the dormitories where the future fighters were housed.
Alarms began blaring, and the unsettling quakes of the aftershocks still rocked through the building.
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If not already alerted by the rumbling of the building, those occupying it would certainly by startled by the loud alarms that indicated something was clearly wrong. Although they sounded more like very loud vibrating cell-phones than actual sirens, they did their job at causing panic in the building by giving everyone inside a strong sense of urgency to get out.
Not everyone was in a frenzy -- the weak of spirit sprung to their feet instantly and scrambled over whatever and whoever stood between them and the exit, but the more heroic of the building's inhabitants moved more steadily and almost calculated, giving the more frightened ones room to dart pass them while they themselves took a moment to look around, searching for other potential signs of danger or other people that needed help before heading for the exit themselves in a more organized manner.
Cherish Pele would have been among the more panicky class of people if she'd obeyed her first instinct upon hearing the alarm. At first her body froze in shock at the sudden loud noises in the otherwise quiet room, but shortly after, her exercised train of thought kicked in that told her to move quickly while assessing the situation. She quickly shoved all of her belongings back into her briefcase while planning the quickest route to the exit; there was no telling whether or not there'd be more explosions, so it was best to evacuate safely while she could.
~*Click*~ ~*Click*~ ~*BAM!*~
" ! "
Startled again by a loud noise, Cherish looked behind her to see Jacob Rayner standing there, having just knocked down the locked door to her dorm after a couple failed attempts to open it.
"A bit of an over reaction, don't you think?!"
Thank goodness she still had the towel wrapped around her.
"I wasn't sure where the explosion could have happened. For all I'd known, you could've been trapped under debris. Now come on, let's get out of here."
"Well aren't you a hero."
Feint grabbed her silver briefcase with one hand and held up her bath robe with the other while heading to the used-to-be door, motioning with her head for Winter to follow.
"By all means, don't stop clinging now, Fairy. We're evacuating."
Jacob lead the way as Cherish followed him into the hallway, presumably followed by her servant robot. Most of the braver patients mentioned before had done their part in helping the less able ones escape, but there was still a lot of traffic clogging the quickest exit route. The trio made steady progress, though, taking detours where necessary so as to not to clog the exit route further.
Casualties weren't unfamiliar to Jacob or Cherish. Though they each belonged to a different national defense agency, they both knew how to most effectively react to a crisis and how to assist in resolving it. Communication was key, and despite their prior differences, they showed no faults in painting the picture in each others' heads of what was happening and what needed to be done.
"Authorities have been notified of the event and are dispatching units already. Police, fire fighters, and ambulances are on their way."
"Good. What do you know about the crisis?"
"About as much as you. At first I though the rumbling could just be an earth quake, but the fire alarms led me to believe it was a bombing. Have there any bomb threats lately?"
"Like I would know. I just woke up, remember?"
"... But no, not to my knowledge. It seems odd to just blow a school up without a threat though."
"Right. The main reason behind a bomb threat would be to cause panic. Otherwise, a terrorist just really wants a lot of specific people dead and wants to make a big scene of it."
"If it's a bomb, then yeah. To blow something up without giving a threat is more than just sending a message. Do you know specifically where the explosion went off?"
"Like I said, I know about as much as you do right now."
Get to safety and get others to safety. That's your first job in an incident, bar a few exceptions. When you're clear of the danger, the Incident Command System will allow an organized method of approaching the crisis with a collection of other capable people to result in the fewest casualties possible.
As they made their way through the building, Jacob and Cherish knew that this system was already coming together just outside as emergency personnel began to arrive on the scene. Dashing valiantly into the damaged building in search for more bombs or methods of preventing the spread of damage was far too dangerous without proper protective equipment.
Speaking of equipment...
Feint stopped in her tracks and began to turn around, heading back to the dorm room.
"I left my suit!"
Warrior grabbed her shoulder and pulled her back to their route for the exit; they were close now and it was much too far to go back.
"If it's as indestructible as it's said to be, it'll still be there underneath all the rubble."
He had a point. Cherish accepted his word and continued with him outside of the building.
A large crowd had already gathered by the time they had arrived. Looks like all of the people inside were able to evacuate safely; Jacob, Cherish, and Winter being among the last ones to make it out.
Their goal now was to find the Incident Commander among the crowd -- the individual responsible for managing all attempts to resolve the crisis at hand. All responding agencies would report to this individual so that all corresponding units were on the same page and could work together efficiently. Surely they'd welcome a few more helping hands that Jacob and Cherish were ready and willing to offer.
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Oddly enough, Sara didn't wake up anywhere near where the others did. And apparently not as early either. "Where....am...I?"
As she rose from the bed, wait, bed? Last she knew, she was standing up. As she surveyed the room, she noticed a lot of medical supplies, and a few more beds, just like the one she was sleeping on earlier. Taking a look out the window, she realised that she was in the infirmary of a school. "Maybe I work here?"
After making sure to grab her PET, she left the infirmary, looking for other people. She found it odd that the school seemed almost deserted. When she finally found the rest of the initial assault group, there was a sense of familiarity.
"are you my students?"
This question was asked of the younger members of said group. Then she turned to Cherish.
"Do you work here too?"
She didn't seem to remember anything of her former life.
__________________________________________ "From here, things can only get better."
As the explosion rocked the school, Shakeem looked toward the school with a worrisome expression.
"It seems that tour will have to wait..." he spoke in a serious tone. "We need to evacuate and quickly!
Though still not exactly used to being in a wheelchair, Shakeem was thankful that he could still use his arms enough to wheel himself back into the building.
'What in the world happened now...?' he thought to himself as he hurriedly wheeled himself down the corridors, doing his best to follow behind the students who were fleeing to the front of the school.
Though obviously lacking in speed, the adult male known as Shakeem managed to evacuate the building.
Making his way through the crowd, he glanced around in-case he could see any of the other Operators. At the same time, he hoped the 'Hidden' person who had tended to him for a bit would manage to escape as well.
A quiet young adult male stood, helping guide people to safety. He wore an all white cloak, and had very short hair. He watched and counted as people evacuated. He was looking for a particular kid he had seen earlier. He carried a rather long package on his back. As he was helping out an elderly woman, he saw the person whom he was told to contact. He followed his mark with his eyes until they reached the crowd. He gave the lady off to a medic and started walking towards the mark and associates.
Post by ~Divine|<3|Heart~ on Jun 2, 2016 12:46:21 GMT -8
“Xen-kun! You have to leave!”
The screaming was one thing, the dangerous explosion was another, but the main concern was Xenneth was here.
Megami’s voice rang from the P.E.T. as the violet haired boy took time standing up. The smell of smoke was in the air, and his ears was clouded by the loud screams that were like the signature bird call of terror if it had one. The young boy had breathed quick and heavily in a panic as he looked around. There were the calls and cries of the select few that seemed to be helping the civilians, but then there were also some faces that were familiar aiding in the rescue.
“Xen-kun! Please leave here! I will log into the computer to help them!”
Megami was reading his mind…or something like that.
His concern had shown on his face as he looked to those same guys as before. As usual, they were doing their best to help everyone, and he felt useless all the same. However, Megami always had the perfect plan to help him. Using his right hand and letting his eyes search for the nearest terminal, he aimed to point his P.E.T. and press the jack-in command like a loaded weapon. After a while, he seen a nearby ATM terminal: the usual for a college campus full of struggling kids or prestigious students looking to squander their scholarship money.
“R-right…” he spoke nervously as if trusting in Megami. When did he not? “Jack-In, Megami! Power up!”
The red beam pointed straight towards the ATM’s port as Megami burst into the network in a brilliant white light on the display. That confirmation was enough for Xenneth to feel as if he did something right so far. With a gentle, worrisome smile; he gazed to the screen before standing up, getting off all fours and ignoring the instinct to dust himself off. Disaster had overridden his usual instinct to be all tidy.
“Good luck, Megami-chan!” Xenneth warranted, “I will go somewhere safe. O-oh! I know just the place!”
With that, the violet haired boy taken the time to quickly get to the nearest transit entrance. It would take a while, but the emergency shuttles were moving, and he would be one of the first ones on as Megami had combed through the network looking for the closest thing to a virus, an emergency function, or anything to help assist.
She had to! It was the only way to make sure Xenneth and anyone he cared about was kept safe!
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“?” Xy looked down at his wrist, noticing an email had come in.
To: Xy From: Xylia Subject: Backup. MSG: Xy, Have you found him? We need him! Our mysterious navi showed up again! Headed to Aqua Net to pursue! Merrill refuses to let him go. He took a girl. Get us help!
Reading it quickly, he made a decision. He ran up to the young man and his two lady friends.
Post by ~Divine|<3|Heart~ on Jun 3, 2016 20:18:50 GMT -8
----------------- SHORT MAIL To: Megami.EXE From: Xenneth Hikari [Body] A NetNavi needs your help in Aqua Net! Her name is Phoebe and she has been kidnapped by some guy! I’ll plug in from Tokyo Bloom! Just get there as fast as you can. -----------------
Just as quickly as Megami opened the E-Mail, she was alarmed by the body of the message. The violet haired boy was left alone for only a few hours and already, he needed her help. She felt obligated, even if she had her right hand open and manipulating a safety bot to navigate people outside away from fallen debris and a smoking hall. The Goddess had pushed her hand forth sending the program back into its neutral position as her eyes scanned the e-mail once more.
Aqua Net? Wherever he was, she would be there!
But, honestly, a small ping had hit her chest as she realized something: who was Phoebe and how did she know Xenneth? Perhaps he made a friend who had a NetNavi. He was that type of boy after all. He cared so much that the female NetNavi could not even begin to fathom just how wonderful she felt when she thought about his kindness. Now, he was going to go out his way to help someone he did not even know. She would gladly rescue someone who was a friend of Xenneth in need and return the NetNavi to its owner.
With a kick of her feet, Megami leapt to the air and activated the address link to Aqua Net, quickly, she had turned into a pristine bright white light and zipped through the network heading to the scene where she was directed.
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