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[Libre+Baskerville Kitamari skidded to a halt in her dodge and training when the news was delivered to them. Alvin had charged on ahead, alone, he had directly disobeyed what was discussed not a moment after arriving. Her ears twitched in anger, as it was further explained that they could not charge with him. Hearing Eric complain about not being able to go and defend him, made her ears fall. She felt sad, the way he said it, Eric really felt like he had to protect Alvin at all costs.]

[Libre+Baskerville Kita listened further, and did sadly agree with their point, shaking her head [#D23F0B "Eric...I understand you want to protect him, but we have a job. We have orders, and leaving this defenseless here would be foolish. Alvin made the decision to do this..."] Kita bit her lip in worry [#D23F0B "Alvin is also very very capable of handling himself out there...I am sure Alex and Claire won't be far away or behind him. I know in my gut he will be just fine, so lets try not to worry okay? Have some faith in him."]]

[Libre+Baskerville Kita punched Erics arm, trying to give him a nudge of encouragement. If she couldn't keep her team calm and relaxed, what good was she? [#D23F0B "Lets not keep Erna waiting, she wanted to watch us practice...Maybe she can even help give us tips and pointers."] looking over at Erna, who had straddled a chair to watch them, Kitamari could guess she may have a similar fighting style to the two of them.]

[Libre+Baskerville Nodding at Eric, she ducked in under his arm and threw him a warning shot to the gut. Hopefully focusing on training, could keep his mind of Alvin enough. Kita was hoping it would be enough to keep her distracted too. Narrowly dodging behind him, she swept her leg back, but misjudged his size and the weight of his sword. While she knocked him off his feet, she also took a tumble, her chest breaking the fall.]

[Libre+Baskerville Her ears shot up, Erna was laughing at them. Standing up Kita rubbed her head and chuckled a little too. [#D23F0B "We've never spared before, I misjudged your height and the weight of that sword"] then Erna called something out about taking a moment to regroup. Kita nodded her head [#D23F0B "Eric do you want to rest a moment?"]]

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[Libre+Baskerville The conversation shared between her and Kanzaki earlier was now at the back of her mind. The lady has been now watching her companion pace back and forth. Alvin, had gone of on his own, to fight an entire army. Mally didn't find it that surprising to hear, but what was new was not being able to charge in behind him. To follow up with on his spontaneous choices to charge ahead. Did he know what Defensive meant? Or element of surprise?]

[Libre+Baskerville [#EC871C "Kanzaki, we have strict orders not to follow... I am sure outland raiders aren't any harder to fight than Tristian elite soldiers, which as we have seen are virtually a cake walk for him."] Mallys eyes followed his every move, if he tried to run to join him, she wouldn't be afraid to stop him. She stood up and got in his pacing path, placing a hand on his chest [#EC871C "You should try to calm down, you're so riled up you messed up your friends name."] she said sternly.]

[Libre+Baskerville She stared up at him and moved her hand to his shoulder. Moving her hand up his neck, her fingers lightly brushed his cheek, before tucking some of his hair behind his ear [#EC871C "Everything is gonna be fine."] she told him in her most sincere voice, she had seen Kitamari and a few others do this when they're trying to comfort someone in distress. Hopefully, it would help?]

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[Libre+Baskerville Erna watched the two, they both seemed to be distracted. Probably thinking about their comrade, she wouldn't blame them, but they had rules of engagement and orders to follow. If it were up to Erna, the solider who ran off ahead would get some sort of punishment if they made it back alive. For making the other soldiers worry, and distracted from their own tasks.]

[Libre+Baskerville They had unique fighting styles, Kitamari was fast and strong. Erik doubled in strength what he was lacking, was speed, it took a moment to swing something that heavy. Erna had a sword almost similar in size, hers was a tad shorter, was the biggest difference. Her sword was also made of special light weight metals, so it probably weighed a few pounds less, but was still bulky.]

[Libre+Baskerville [#8D33A7 "How about you two take a second to refocus, then get back to sparring? I am in no rush."] she shrugged after watching them both wipe out. Keeping an ear out for her walkie, positive Ariadna was now keeping a keen eye on the situation, if something bad were to happen we would be the first to know.]

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[Libre+Baskerville [i "What the hell is this kid up to, what in the world was he thinking...."] she was barely breathing with how focused she became on her scope. Her finger ready to pull the trigger, she was tracking every enemy around the boy. He moved so quick, and cut them down just as quickly.]

[Libre+Baskerville Every time she began to squeeze the trigger to give him a hand, he'd turn around at the last minute and wipe the enemies out himself. Ariadna has never seen someone move as fast and luckily timed out as he did. However, he was reckless, he was getting more and more injured, not caring about what happens to his own body. He'd sacrifice flesh off his own body if he meant he got a kill in.]

[Libre+Baskerville A chill shivered down her spine, she was glad he was on their side. Fascinated she couldn't look away, he small armies worth of men at his feet. She watched as another person arrived on the scene and more events unfolded. If only she could hear the conversation, following her scope around after some gestures had been made, another army on the horizon. A hard lump formed in her throat, the scale of the army on the Horizon, they weren't entirely prepared for this. It was Albion forces tech, and they were being led by 3 impressively built up individuals.]

[Libre+Baskerville Ariadna had switched the tower lights to orange, grabbing her walkie she radioed out [#2A058C "All forces will be required to assemble, in defensive line formations. Captains, switch to our private lines for a briefing."] Clicking the button over, only Her, Erna, Shirudo, and Ken had the walkie with access to the captains channel. [#2A058C "Alvin has taken out the original looming force, I am assuming defeated their leader or a captain, however they had back ups waiting out of the horizon line. They're marching on us now...they're sporting Albion magiteck armor, They're being led by some impressively built up individuals. I am assuming they might not actually be raiders, at least the ones leading.]]

[Libre+Baskerville [#2A058C "We should build lines for defense, they should be staggered and spaced out just enough so all the raidos are still in range. I will be providing support from the tower, play it safe, over."] Going back to her scope she focused on her back on the field.]

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[Libre+Baskerville Alex nodded when Claire pepped talked herself into using her healing ability if she had to. He would do his best not to get injured anyway.]

[Libre+Baskerville Watching from afar with her, he tried to remain a few feet ahead of her. Incase anything came hauling towards them, which never happened, but he was ready for it. Eventually the fighting calmed down and from where they were it seemed reinforcements were being called. Claire and him were being waved in by Alvin, the immediately ran to him. The situation was going to turn south and fast, Albion tech? Scientist? This was deeper than just some raiders on the border.]

[Libre+Baskerville His cheeks flushed watching Claire heal Alvin, he looked away, he felt it was the respectful thing to do? But it wasn't a real kiss, it was her healing him, his wounds were pretty deep. Shaking his head, he looked away as nonchalantly as possible, trying not to make a big deal over it... because it shouldn't be.]

[Libre+Baskerville Smiling, admiration shined in his eyes as Claire bossed him around [#D23F0B "Of course Dea-,"] he began coughing. [#D23F0B "You got it Claire."] it was pretty great when she took charge, his heart beat a little rapidly in his chest, but he shook it off and focused back on the moment.]

[Libre+Baskerville Alvin suggested they wait around and hide. Alex looked around, hide behind what? Some sand? Though when Claire through the knocked out captain at him, an idea struck. [#D23F0B "Alright, little man, lets give him a surprise."] turning to Claire [#D23F0B "You get out here go join up with them, let them know exactly whats going on, and be fast."] turning away from her, Alex stuck his sword in the ground and threw the captain to the floor as well, he began stacking dead bodies on each other, over top the unconscious captain. That keeps them there, and now they have a wall of bodies for cover. He tried to make it look as inconspicuous as possible. [#D23F0B "Try to stay low and behind the other bodies."]]

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[Libre+Baskerville The desert had no smell, until a few moments ago. Iron, sand, dirt, salt, sweat, it was hitting her nose slowly. The other forces must have already been fighting. Aliyah, mechanically scored her eyes over the earth. She was an elite Albion scientist force, her goal was to gather intel and bring it back, along with two other companions. She wasn't close to either of them, barely knowing them.]

[Libre+Baskerville It was mere minutes later that the signal was given, they began to march in, her eyes scanned the pile of dead bodies at the horizon, what a mess. Romalian forces made a mess of them this quickly? With what we were seeing, the force began to march a little faster.]

[Libre+Baskerville Aliyahs fingers begin to twitch in anticipation. She did lover her job, it was why she was here. It appeared today would be an interesting job site. [#4B088A "Todays study should have interesting findings."] she remarked to her colleagues. One heavy metal foot stomping in front of the other. She wanted to spring over to the enemies already, but they weren't there to show off. Disciplined enough to stay focused she let her extra energy charge up her robotic body, her hits were going to hurt today.]

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[Libre+Baskerville Raine was getting her hands dirty, pulling weeds with Peyton. Sometimes their hands would stumble over each others, but it didn't seem to interrupt their work flow. Raine was happy at the moment, it was nice to relax and feel a little worry free for once. Of course her comrades out fighting were on her mind, but she had so much faith in them.]

[Libre+Baskerville Looking over at Serah and Vincent, Raine flashed a smile [#6495ED "Hey, I know you're supposed to be the reporters asking the questions but...I have some questions of my own."] continuing to work while she spoke to them, she asked her questions

[#6495ED "What was your hometown like before the war and the lab program?"]

[#6495ED "What was Alvin like in school? What was he like as kid? When exactly did you guys meet again?"]

[#6495ED "Sorry if that feels intrusive, I am just kinda curious..."] Raine glanced over at Peyton, who seemed to have slowed down her pace in working, she seemed to want to hear the answers to Raines questions. [#6495ED "I am sure Peyton is also curious and has questions of her own!"] Raine chimed up, making Peytons face flush a bit.]

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[Libre+Baskerville Peyton quickly rose her arm up to her forehead, pretending to wick sweat from her face, pretending her face wasn't flushed because of Raines questions. [#8A2BE2 "I-I... suppose I have thought about his past before...but I don't think I have any specific questions."] she mumbled.]

[Libre+Baskerville Peyton glanced over at Vanessa, Alvins mom was very pretty. She also seemed young, but tired and old at the same time. Alvin was lucky to have a mother so concerned with the well being of her child. Peyton wondered for a moment about her own mother. What was she up to right now?]

[Libre+Baskerville [#8A2BE2 "Well, I am curious about what kind of student he was and how you all became friends..."] she admitted to some of her curiosities but not all of them. ]

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[Libre+Baskerville Silas walked down the tunnel halls with Ren and his former companion Riuku, and his elite guards. The lady had asked to join the kingdom in companionship, and serve us with her skill sets. Romalia has never accepted help like this before...and she's an enemy of our shady ally, even better a former employee of theirs. What would his beloved think of this proposal? Riuku's plea seems honest enough, and Ren has proven to be an integral man, surely it must be genuine.]

[Libre+Baskerville Silas entered ahead of them [#E02301 "My beloved, Ren and his friend have a request of us. I wanted you to hear them and be apart of the decision. "] The King bowed to his Queen and then joined her at her side. Now they both faced Ren and Riuku together.]

[Libre+Baskerville [#6C80A3 "Your Majesties, I want to formally introduce an old ally of mine... Riuku, she is Tristians former spymaster. Defected and abandoned the country due to her own moral alignment. She is here today to offer her services to your country."] Ren had bowed in his introduction, Riuku bowing with him. [#F1F104 "I would be honored to provide my services in whichever way you see fit. All I ask is for shelter and protection in return. I am very good at being discreet, gathering intel, and still have a vast network of spies and agents who work for me, exclusively. Please allow me to be of service to your nation."] Riuku dropped to one knee and bowed her head, much like a knight would.]

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[Libre+Baskerville Shiloh rested his face in his hand, his elbow propped up on the table. Staring at Rose as she rambled on, affection lingering in his eyes. She was so cute, even when they were discussing serious facts.]

[Libre+Baskerville The male did frown when she forced herself to stop and apologized for talking. [#8147A0 "Nonsense, I would listen to you ramble all day. You were talking about something rather interesting, and I don't think it's a pointless fact to know..."] he offered her a warm smile. He took the book and set it to the side. Standing up he started walking the shelfs himself too.]

[Libre+Baskerville [#8147A0 "Rose do you think there would be anything in here on Romalias history with the other nations? Or anything on Germania or Albion in general?"] he ruffled his own hair, giving a soft sigh. This library was pretty big, they'd be searching for sometime possibly.]
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[center [h3 Training Session]]

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[center [b Eric had nodded with a gentle smile he understood why she couldn't help his swordplay. Still she could help his technique when it came to agility. She had punched him in the chin he had hardly flinched but he did blink a bit surprised. He never saw her feriocity up close. She had followed with a headbutt which had made a loud. "Donk" sort of noise. Eric had took a single step back from the strike. Her and Alvin may use different weapons but they share that same frenetic energy.]]

[center [+brown Hard headed? Me? I get that a lot!]]

[center [b He had rubbed the back of his neck with a warm hearted chuckle. It was then Kita had given him instructions on what to work on.]]

[center [+brown Okay! I'll give it my best go!]]

[center [b Eric needed to let himself not hold back to much. She was like Alvin someone who could handle what he had to throw. He had charged swinging a mighty arc overhead at her. Massive blade his strike was sluggish but true. He had swung over his shoulder with a single arm.]]

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[center [b Shirudo had called out to her soldiers a new plan of action.]]

[center [#eb99ca A puntive elite force has been sent out to send the enemy in disarray. Ken's forces as well as the others will charge in once they are disorganzied. They will use that distraction to slowly surround the enemy. We are to hold the back line as to not let any stragglers past us and into Romalia. Unless we are called upon as back up just in case.]]

[center [b Erna had made her way to Kita and Eric to let them know what was going on. Eric had stopped mid swing. Their training coming to a halt as he winced looking at Erna. Shirudo was out giving new orders to the troops. Eric had a bit panicked but still respectful as always.]]

[center [+brown But.. We can't just let Alvin do that! Can we? Kita? I mean he's got to have a plan or a strategy.. Erna! Please! I can't just let him go alone. I'm supposed to be his shield I'm supposed to stand beside him!]]

[center [b It was than Shirudo had came up herself she had a feeling the kind hearted indiviual would try to charge in. She understood that... She was the shield of Romalia and protecting lives was her most important job. Apart of her wanted to chase Alvin down and protect him too but she knew she couldn't.]]

[center [#eb99ca You,me,Erna we are this forces strong frontline. The rest of our unit is full of rifelman and flanking units.]]

[center [+brown Huh? How? Aren't we the defensive unit?]]

center [#eb99ca Defensive BACKLINE unit are troops and Kita are to destroy stragglers while we take the brunt of those strikes. If we fail that civilians could be killed or Romalia could be infiltrated. All are defensive fighters are on the front with Ken. I'm sending a group of scouts to wreck havoc if Alvin can cause this distraction. First Zero came up with a strategy like this... Now the White Swordsman? Is it common in Tristania to rely on brute force? Though Zero had surprised me I'll admit.]]

[center [b Zero's plan was successful but it left a bad taste in commanders mouths. Because he had disregarded Romalia's strategic input completely. Even if the outcome was impressive. What was Alvin up to?]]

[center [b Erna had pulled out a chair ready to watch the two spar. It would be nice for Eric to focus on improving himself but with Alvin out there? Could he? Focus on that?]]

[center [h3 Just In Case]]

[center [b Claire had peered up at Alex has he began to offer his advice. She had nodded and gave a wry chuckle when he mentioned she could run circles around these bandits. Even though she knew her agility and stamina certainly had it's limits she still couldn't help but feel better by his comment. She had shoved her shoulder into his with a stiff grin.]]

[center [+lightblue So keep a close eye? I can do that. I know I'm learning how to fight and not.. Rely on my healing ability. That being said... I won't let you or Alvin die cause of some petty shit in my past. Got that?]]

[center [b Her tone sounded harsh but it wasn't really at Alex she was more so giving herself a fierce warning not to freeze up. In case the time she NEEDED to heal someone came up.]]

[center [b Claire knew they'd be riling up some feathers in Romalia by heading out but... She couldn't be afraid. She couldn't just make sassy remarks on the side lines and hide safely. Her and Alex had charged ahead keeping some distance but ready to help Alvin whenever the chance arose.]]

[center [h3 Riled Kanzaki]]

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[center [b Mally had asked Kanzaki if his flirtatious behavior was normal. He blinked looking her way before chuckling lightly.]]

[center [+darkblue Oh boss.. hmm, normal? I'd say I'm a lot of things but if learning how to fit in is the goal? Heh.. I doubt I'm the guy to ask! Haha.]]

[center [b Kanzaki had waved his hand shaking his head lightly.]]

[center [+darkblue I wouldn't say it's normal but we all got our own way of doing things right! Mine just happens to be admiring all the beauty the world has to offer! Course you're free to try it out to if you want! Haha!]]

[center [b He patted Mally's shoulder with a chuckle. Before he could open his mouth again the walkie had went off. Like that? The question Mally had asked him? Seemed the farthest thing from her mind. Him and her were sharing a tent but Kanzaki was pacing.]]

[center [+darkblue Damn it.. He can't just.. Go and die! Not before I get my rematch! Not before... This is bullshit!! I can't just stand here.]]

[center [b Kanzaki was pacing more and more. Mally had commented on it being weird not to charge with him.]]

[center [+darkblue Yeah it does... If he's gone too long I'm heading out. Orders be damned I'm not letting the White Swor- ... Alvin die out here in some ditch.]]

[center [h3 Wait and See]]

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[center [#a51d29 Let's see if he can pull it off. If he can we might just be able to slowly surround their forces from a distance.]]

[center [b Ken watched with arms crossed at the edge of his post to see Alvin's wild charge out in the distance. It wasn't long before Alvin was out of his sight.]]

[center [h3 Fatal Charge]]

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[center [b Alvin charged ahead as the raiders army charged forward. Equipped with small fire arms and little armor along with blades maces and axes. They didn't seem to take Alvin too seriously. The commander seemed to be a well dressed woman wielding a katana.]]

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[center [b Her eyes were a strange hue of color was this the mutation of the outlands in affect? Some of the men were abnormal size of muscle maybe that too played a part? It was different from the gifts Alvin and his friends had but he couldn't place how it was. The woman had shouted.]]

[center [+darkred A small force will dispatch this lone soldier. He may have a mutation but he isn't the only one! Now! Surround him! The rest of you? Keep charging don't slow down!]]

[center [b Only around twenty soldiers stayed behind to handle Alvin the rest kept charging. Rex grunted in dismay if this kept up he wouldn't even slow them down! Let alone disorganize them, one had charged with an Axe. Alvin had jumped over the Axe here was the moment of the truth. Could he... Kill them? Could he after the change he's vow to take? He jumped slashing the mans shoulder. Following with a flip over two more of the monsterous men kicking across two of them as he cut under their legs.]]

[center [b The one with the slashed shoulder was still standing him and his several allies had tried to surround Alvin but his agility was too much. He was able to flip and dance and pirouette through them but he was taking too long. It was his.. Lacking ability to kill he wasn't Eric he couldn't keep this up without thinning the numbers around him. He was taking a glancing blow here and there but nothing that would keep him down. "What can I do? What should I do? Cut and slash? To gain what I want? Like Zero? Like my father said I was? A monster... A selfish creature." Alvin lost in his thought had taken a frontal punch in the face his small body flung through the air as he managed to catch himself. The man had followed with a one handed mace strike charging to close the distance. Alvin... Rex had stood up slashing the mans arm from his body before quickly cutting through him. "I can't.. I have to fight like I've always fought. By instinct I can't let myself be distracted by wishy washy things... Like how others see me. Or if I can see myself as a brave knight in shining armor. That stuff... Doesn't matter. Creating a path for the people he cares about. If that makes him craven? Selfish? Than that is what he will be. He will greedily hold his friends close and he will pave a way to hell if it means protecting them."]]

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[center [b Rex's eyes were now narrow and sharp as he charged into the remaining group. Flipping over one of their strikes while severing his head with ease. Switching his blade from his right hand and back to his left as he parried the brutes blades. His keen sense able to dodge and weave through gunfire as the rowdy raiders shot more in frustration accidental killing some of their own. Rex had taken his signature move to one particular brute. Using his powerful kick to kick the mans legs apart. He let the man charge and fall as he weaved to the side. Letting him fall on his friends. Rex had charged stabbing a swordsman through the heart. Keeping the body on his sword he charged letting the body take all the bullets. His vest could take the bullets but why take that damage? Closing the distance it wasn't hard to dispatch the remaining rifleman up close. In fact it felt like a cold slaughter and though his heart wavered in pain that shaky resolve had melted. It had fallen when the last head had begun to roll. Now he was in the back of the enemy army charging forward and his mind gone blank. He had lost time so it was time to create some chaos. Back stabbing and slashing his way through the rear he had shown little honor in this flank. They had turned around to handle this single swordsman. This is where he kicked it into overdrive switching sword styles. Using a two handed style while trying to keep the same speed as before. It was taxing on his stamina but unless he gave them something to concentrate on they'd never slow down. Cleaving with mighty arcs Rex found himself in mimicry with Eric to cut through the the larger foes. The strikes were weighty though not as much as Eric's. Even found himself low on the ground as he took up a fallen fire arm to fire into the crowd. Avoiding return fire. He never used fire arms before so he wouldn't reload it he'd just fire into the crowd and throw it away before throwing it away. His flips and twist were usually frenetic sure but has some sort of poise to the wild ferocity but after regaining his memories. Fighting alongside Kita he had started to copy her beastly approach switching between the styles to keep them on their toes. It came more natural than copying Eric but it matched Rex's agility more really. Though Rex's brute strength wasn't nothing to snuff at. Blocking maces with direct blocks and even using his gauntlet and his fist wildly into the crowd. Even blocking a warhammer with his gauntlet and blade! The warhammer stuck in the blade and gauntlet as two swordsman rushed him. The gunners had already killed several of there own men cause he was deep in their ranks. The gunners had learned to be more careful now. He dropped his sword and dodged to the side punching one of the swordsman clean out with his gauntlet. Grabbing his sword in mid air and throwing into the others swordman. The warhammer user had slammed down but Rex had back flipped to avoid. Course countless other soldiers were ready to stab him in mid flip but he was able to kick the hilts of the blades away and with tremendous effort. He pushed himself off the ground in mid backflip. With a kickspring taking him a few feet into the air even Rex never attempted such as crazy feat. Spearman raised in the air ready to catch him. Rex was learning that when fighting an army? Even if you outclass one or ten guys? There are dozens more ready to catch you on you're very next move. If he slows down or messes up even once? He's dead. This is why fighting an army alone was so dangerous. It seemed obvious.. Don't fight an army alone. However Rex was learning why that was common sense it really was overwhelming. He had managed to twist and shift his body in midair rolling away from a few dagger users and gun shots to gain his blade. Blocking further gunfire from his face with his reliable blade Durandel. He wouldn't attempt to block gunfire with a raiders sword. On that note when the dagger users closed in he smashed through their daggers with the mighty durandel. Taking a kick spin off one of the dagger user to slash his blade through the air sideways. Rex was talented sure but this next move was only possible due to his sword. In the air he held his blade flying forth cutting through raider armor and bone with ease. Most blades can't get caught on one mans bone but Durandel could cut through dozens and not even dull. How was it possible? Sadly there was much about his own sword Rex hadn't even understood. He only knew that Tristania only had one blade that surpassed it. Zero's blade... Excalibur.]]

[center [b After several minutes of fighting Rex's war cries had reached the commanders ears and the cries of her dying subordinates followed. She realized this man was too elite for her rowdy forces to fight in clustered ranks. The clustered ranks only helped to aid the chaos so she had whistled.]]

[center [+red Men! I will handle this degenerate! Wait a second... Was he the one in Galia's arena battle? That fight was aired live... Or so they said but I couldn't believe... I see. Men retreat and gather the wounded than reshape the ranks and charge! I will handle this man!]]

[center [b The men had peeled creating distance and Rex was exhausted panting heavily. He could chase them but fighting defensively with counters and clustered ranks was easier than the now spreading forces of the large force. That being said his mission.. Was a success if Ken and the others placed troops to surround when they retreat the gather the wounded and regroup. Ken and the others can take the chance to attack he really... Interrupted an armies charge? Despite that being the goal Rex... Alvin could scarcely believe it. His eyes had lost their sharp gaze as his raging blood cooled and this woman began to approach him with her katana.]]

[center [+red At least my men had done the job of tiring you. You aren't just mutated are you? You're like me... You're infected. Even so that shouldn't have been possible. Still.. No matter I will handle you myself.]]

[center [b The woman had charged forward clashing with Rex her katana scratching his cheek. He pushed her away with a kick but she only charged right back with vigor and speed. He had managed to spin around her strike punching her right in the face. Though with his tired limbs and cooled blood it wasn't as fierce as before. How long? Just how long was I fighting?]]

[center [+red I see it on you're face how long were you out here fighting tirelessly? It's hard to say when we noticed you but I'd say at least well over an hour and now you're hitting you're limit.]]

[center [b An hour? Was it.. Really? He looked around to see the countless bodies and it hit him.. Maybe he was. Just how many did he kill? Did it take that long to slow them down? They were poorly armored but the mutations made them tough opponents even if they were a bit dumb and a bit slow. This woman had dashed in striking at Alvin's shoulder before turning around to finish it with a joyful gleam in her eye. Alvin had caught her blade his fist shaking blood dripping down his hand. He had gripped the blade tightly so she couldn't slip and cut his fingers clean off. She tugged and pulled. As Alvin took the chance to stab her in the chest. At least that was the plan but she backed up making his stab in her stomach instead. Her katana lost and blood dripping out of her stomach she had coughed.]]

[center [+red Damn it... I didn't think.... Even tired I wasn't a match.... Fine it seems we do need help after all.]]

[center [b She had pulled out a whistle and blew on it but no noise could be heard? What was it?]]

[center [b Far in the distance an armored army was marching. With three in the lead. Who were they?]]

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[center [+orange Who are-]]

[center [+red Them? Albion's gone ahead and given my best men prototype magiteck equipment. I didn't want to rely on Albions help though. I know those suits aren't combat tested yet so were just guinea pigs for them... The three on the front are some of Albion's scientist.]]

[center [b They hardly look like scientist...]]

[center [+orange Why tell me?]]

[center [+red Because... You've bested me thus is the law of the outland. We may do what it takes to survive but we have some honor. I need those kingdoms resources. Their pointless wars be damned my people are starving. You are strong.. And brave they left you here to die a pawn but I ask you to join me as a champion.]]

[center [+orange ...Sorry but I can't. I have to stand strong to what I believe in.]]

[center [+red ..Pity than it seems I'll have to let Albion crush you after all.]]

[center [+orange But didn't you say the kingdoms... Albion and Germania are the worst? Why work with them?]]

[center [+red True.. I don't trust them but I can't say no to any outside help when my backs to a corner now can I?]]

[center [b What if Ken's army doesn't see the reinforcements in time? Rex has to slow them down. Can he though? In his condition? What can he... He began to look around and that's when he saw Claire! Alex too! He waved at them to come on over and Claire had done so... Carefully eyeing the raider's commander.]]

[center [+lightblue Alvin did you see that army? What's going on?]]

[center [+orange It's Albion's Magiteck they equipped her finest soldiers. The three leading them are Albion's scientist. Claire you're quick right? Can you warn them? I'll slow them down..]]

[center [+lightblue What?! No!]]

[center [+orange I... I know you and the others at camp are mad... Or don't believe I can-]]

[center [+lightblue No! Don't you play that "You don't believe in me bullshit." Eric is probably being restrained to stop from coming here and maybe Romalia thinks you're batshit insane and maybe you are!]]

[center [+orange ...]]

[center [+lightblue But don't you play that shit on me or Alex because... We actually fucking believed in you. Sure we came to make sure our friend wouldn't die but did we jump in? Look I get you've got something to prove and a past to face. I do too... I ran away from my power and my past. You're trying to face it and we let you. Look.. You did! You stopped that army! If you hadn't and this army was distracting Romalia? Well what do you think Albion would have done with those soldiers? They'd have flanked us with mutated magitech soldiers we weren't ready for. It's even possible those raiders were bribed a better life after getting a taste of power and was using this first as a sacrifice.]]

[center [+red No! They were a back up! Not the plan! My forces aren't pawns to throw away!]]

[center [+lightblue Albion has the greatest minds on the face of the planet. No way they bet you're ragtag raiders could best Romalia even with Romalia weakened. This was the plan all along.. At least that's my theory.]]

[center [+green I-I...]]

[center [+lightblue I'm saying you forced them to reveal their hand Alvin. You more than proved yourself capable. I'm sure Zero didn't win with his power alone but with sound tactics. You've done the first part now let's use our heads for a bit all right?]]

[center [b Claire placed her hands on her hips tapping her foot impatiently waiting for a response as Alvin smiled softly.]]

[center [+green T-Thanks I-I.. W-What's the plan--]]

[center [b Claire had cut him off charging at him. He flinched but she pulled him. Pressing her lips against his shoveling her saliva down his throat as his wounds began to disappear. Rex's face flushed and shocked. She had pulled off wiping her face clean.]]

[center [+lightblue I need to find a new way to use that power cause I swear Peyton's gonna kill me when we get back.]]

[center [b Claire's tried pouring saliva into cups in the past but without direct contact the saliva loses potency really fast once away from her body. Alvin's wounds were healing and though she didn't heal as fast as Raine her healing properties were weaker except.. They could restore lost stamina. Something Alvin had a ton of and could make good use of.]]

[center [+green I-I... B-But... You're power...]]

[center [+lightblue We'll worry about that later. Alex! Alvin! Don't do anything rash! We are going to head back and I know you can run faster than me Alvin but I need you to conserve stamina for the fight ahead. So I will head back and warn them. You two should tail behind and fight with the main army.]]

[center [+green I-I.. We could... M-Me and Alex... Could..]]

[center [+lightblue Fight here? Are you crazy?! You trying to get Alex killed too?!]]

[center [+green N-No! Hear me out! We could hide around here and when the main army attacks.. We could launch a surprise attack!]]

[center [b It was than the raider commander had grabbed her blade and tried to make a run for it. Though she fell flat on her face with her wound bleeding profusely.]]

[center [+lightblue She'll be a problem.. Alex can you tie her up and bandage her wounds? So she can't warn the enemy? Maybe hide her somewhere I can't carry her back.]]

[center [+red I don't need you're... Mercy I'm..]]

[center [b Claire had walked sighing as she kicked the woman across the face knocking her out. Leaning over she kissed the woman in her sleep healing her wounds. Burying her katana Claire handed the woman to Alex.]]

[center [+lightblue Mercy? No I just think you should have to live out you're dumbass mistakes. If I don't get to die out of mine you sure as hell don't get to either lady. ...Alex.... Make sure to keep Alvin in line okay? No more lone wolf shit. You two are going to attack together right? As a team? And not a moment sooner than they start fighting our main forces! Got!]]

[center [b Claire had her hands on her hips looking at Alex. It wasn't that she thought he was foolish or even reckless. He may seem the lone rogue brute from his appearance but she knew deep down he was very intelligent. It was one of the things she liked about.. Admired about! Admired about him! Oh who was she kidding? Yes she had a fondness for Alex. Why else was she breathing down his neck to be so damn safe? Not that this surprise attack was actually.. "Safe"]]

[center [h3 Castle Life]]

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[center [b Styles couldn't help but chuckle when Raine had mentioned she was watching him and was hoping he was watching her. She was certainly one strange lass.]]

[center [+blue I've got my one good eye on you lass.]]

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[center [+pink Awww.. That's sweet? I think? In a weird kinda way?]]

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[center [#341256 You're a weird kinda way!]]

[center [+pink That doesn't make any sense!]]

[center [#341256 Oh? You sure huh? Maybe you're too weird to understand! Also thanks "Lass" for letting us being media vultures!]]

[center [b Serah had whacked Vincent over the head as he laughed. Styles had playfully rolled his one "Good eye"]]

[center [b Styles groaned in a playful low grumble when she told him it was too early to drink. It was then she took off her sweatshirt and asked him to hold it. He made his leering over the young lasses body no secret as he chuckled.]]

[center [+blue Here I thought gardening was going to be completely boring. I think I can hold off on that drink after all little minx.]]

[center [b He ruffled her hair as she bounced off to her flowers. Styles should have a least a little shame in staring at her should he? Aye he was a pirate shame was something that escaped him quite some time ago.]]

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[center [#561236 I take it that you've found a newborn fondness for the floral of Romalia?]]

[center [b Vanessa offered a motherly smile but her eyes seemed like chipper daggers. Styles had seen many angry wenches in his day but this woman's smile had made the captain a bit uncomfortable.]]

[center [+blue I see why ye's lad is so soft spoken with a glance like that. Keeping the boy in check must have been easy.]]

[center [#561236 Actually Alvin was always soft spoken I never had to worry about him leering at his peers.]]

[center [+blue Aye I see so the boy's just naturally quiet eh?]]

[center [#34125 Serah I don't get it.. Why was gardening suddenly not boring for him? Boring to me!]]

[center [+pink Oh Vincent.. For being such a smartass I can see why you wear those glasses. Cause you are B L I N D, but maybe that's why I love you.]]

[center [#34125 Oh... Thanks? I think??]]

[center [b Serah giggled as she went beside Raine trying her best to help her out.]]

[center [+pink I'm afraid I never much had a green thumb... Care to teach me some of you're magic Raine? Peyton seems to be getting into a groove! Did you grow up around gardens Peyton?]]

[center [h3 The Library]]

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[center [#2a425a I hope our library is to you're liking. I commend you Shiloh on wanting to learn as much as possible I could dwindle the hours away in here. Weren't I not so busy with the war and it's politics.]]

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[center [b Kyuti had given them a bow before going to find her husband. There was much to discuss on the future. She had no idea the surprise of the spymaster that awaited her.]]

[center [+purple Wow... Never had a queen bow around me before. Course she's not what I expected from a queen really...]]

[center [b Rose used her clairvoyance to watch the king's secret meeting even from this distance it wasn't hard. Her senses were growing sharper with all the practice of late but it was than Shiloh asked her to find a book.]]

[center [+purple Me? Sure I won't just find some witches tome? Or maybe even more forbidden? So tasty smut to pass the time?]]

[center [b She tipped her had with a playful laugh before going to find something. There was one book that she found interesting. "Tristania and the legend of Excalibur." Despite the title it wasn't just about the sword but the rise of Tristania and it's politics. She took it over to Shiloh peering through pages giving a light scan to each page.]]

[center [+purple Oh yeah... I remember the great collapse. A meteor collided with our planet ages ago. The exact dates unknown but it's gotta be hundreds of years ago right? It landed in Tristania well that was before Tristania existed. That rock had a strange sickness too... Though much wasn't known about it. Is that like a space cold? Alien germs? Haha oh man but that's not really helpful... Where can we find Excalibur? Or maybe how politics work? They have a monarchy and a court... Though the military is split between different sections. HEROES by Zero. Saviors by Ren. Well that's a bit dated ain't it? Where's Jessica and her sector? I wonder if that ones not public knowledge... Whoa here's a picture of Nimue! This book should be considered smut now look at that outfit! How do you fight in that? Make the boys nosebleed? To death? Hmm.. As for Excalibur... Well that's poo. It doesn't say much despite being the blade of their origin hero "Zero." It seems Durandel.. Was a failed attempt at making Excalibur but their greatest blacksmith. It's still celebrated as a masterpiece of a sword. "The shining failure" Haha kinda sounds like us as a group. We mess things up so gloriously we somehow find success in it ya know? I think that's what I like about our group. I wonder how Alvin feel if he knew that about his sword? Man that's not fair? Where's my shining failure? I'd like to have one it'd be the heck outta my staff I'll tell what! Oh sorry... I'm doing that thing again aren't I? Where I just ramble on and on about random pointless stuff... Heh heh... Oops my bad!]]

[center [b Rose had playfully hit herself on top of the head as she closed one eye sticking her tongue out.]]

[center [h3 OOC]]

[center [b The three scientist don't have to be the ones in the picture I used.]]

[center [b Except this one I want to use.]]

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[center [b You can control one or two scientist if you want. Maybe one can even have a tie to Mally's past? That could be cool.]]

Vanessa #561236

Vincent #341256

Shirudo #eb99ca

Kyuti #2a425a

Ken #a51d29anessa #561236

Vincent #341256

Shirudo #eb99ca

Kyuti #2a425a

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[Libre+Baskerville Kita smiled and nodded her head [#EC0E37 "Yeah well, I am assuming she's done this before..."] her voice almost sounded like she admired Shirudo.]

[Libre+Baskerville Looking at Eric, she wrinkled her nose. [#EC0E37 "I can't teach you any sword technique...I am all guns and fists."] she drew her special "shotgun" pistols, but them re-holstered them. [#EC0E37 "I need no practice with these, besides I am definitely not trying to shoot you."]]

[Libre+Baskerville [#EC0E37 "But I am fast, so I can definitely help you practice swinging that thing faster."] Smirking, she bent down low, and charged in. Sweeping and dodging any move Eric made with his sword. Eventually, she put her foot up on his blade and used it to leverage herself. Driving her fist into his chin, and then pushing his sword down into the ground, flipping through the air, head butting him hard as she came back down.]

[Libre+Baskerville [#EC0E37 "Jesus, you are hard headed."] she laughed as she jumped back and took stance. [#EC0E37 "See, I think you have plenty strength and endurance Eric. However, being too slow is a risk you take on the field."]]

[Libre+Baskerville Kita took a wide legged stance, and smirked at Eric. [#EC0E37 "I am going to let you try to to attack me, I am going to dodge everything you throw at me and possibly counter when you get too close. Your goal, is to be fast enough to knock me on my ass."] She extended a palm and with her fingers flexed them in a "come at me" motion".]

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[Libre+Baskerville Alex, remained rather silent during Alvins speech. Assessing how he really felt about the situation, somewhat relying on Ken to tell him no. However, it seemed he let him loose.]

[Libre+Baskerville Claire began asking him what they should do, and found he was also concerned. [#D23F0B "I am sure he can handle himself, and knows when to pull back...but if anything did happen to him Peyton would probably kill us all. Technically we are supposed to be watching him... and if Kita catches wind that he broke the rules and just rushed out there..."] he was mostly mumbling, still thinking about the situation and how seriously it should be taken.]

[Libre+Baskerville He did notice that Claire was doubting her abilities and didn't think she could keep up out there. [#D23F0B "Oh please, you? You could walk circles around bandits. I am positive you could handle being out there just fine...but this is something he said he wanted to do himself...however we can just let him be alone out there."] Picking up his own huge sword, glancing between Ken and Claire.]

[Libre+Baskerville [#D23F0B "We could at least let ourselves gets closer, but lets not intervene until it looks like he needs help, or asks for us to help. Whichever comes first. So lets be on standby."] He shook his head as he began approaching the direction Alvin took off to go fight on his own. Alex wasn't running or in any rush, after all they were only gonna be standing closer so if they had to intervene they could be there quick.]

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[Libre+Baskerville Ariadna had been flustered and blushing hearing Kanzaki's remarks over the walkie. However before she could respond, she frowned hearing Kens voice reply over the walkie. A change of plans? Quickly she began looking through the scope of her rifle, and her frown turned into a grimace. That kid was gonna get them all in trouble, she noticed his team wasn't far behind him, but they weren't in the same rush as he was. [#2A058C "You idiots..."] she muttered to herself.]

[Libre+Baskerville [#2A058C "All other units, do not move in correspondence with Kens outpost..."] there was no need to send everyone out to be reckless with them. Ariadna would watch carefully from the tower and would make sure to signal if they needed to send others out. She was somewhat curious to see how much damage The White Swordsman could do on his own to the crowd of bandits on their horizon. [#2A058C "Remaining units along the border, be ready to move out when your appropriate signal is given, but remain relaxed for now. Over."] the young rifleman shook her head and made sure to keep a sharp focus on the scene. She'd fire shots if needed.]

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[Libre+Baskerville Mally stood there, watching and listening as Kanzaki flirted with Ariadna over the walkie. A follow up question flew out of her mouth, the she herself didn't even expect [#EC871C "Is that normal...? I've noticed you talk to most of the girls like that...none of the other boys seems to do it though. Is it a normal behavior?"] completely unaware of how the question may sound or seem, Mally was genuinely asking trying to understand how to socialize better. Maybe she would make quicker friends with some of the girls in the group if she talked like that to? ]

[Libre+Baskerville Before he could answer her, more voices came from the walkie. Mally looked in the direction of Kens outpost and saw none other than Alvin taking off, the others followed him but not closely behind. However Ariadna gave them all a directive not to follow. It felt weird to Mally, not charging in with her comrades. They have fought almost every one of their battles together for the past month or so. However, she understood they needed to follow orders. At this point, she had almost forgotten the question she asked Kanzaki now.]

[Libre+Baskerville She sat at the lip of the tent she would be sharing with Kanzaki later. [#EC871C "It feels weird...not charging in with him. We have orders though."] She was content with sitting and waiting but kept her eyes watching. She could only see so much from here though.]

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[Libre+Baskerville Erna rolled her eyes, it would be Kens outpost that would go and do whatever they wanted to. Looking through a pair of binoculars that she had, it didn't surprise her to see Alvin leading the charge. While it was an awfully strong fighter, it seemed he had a lot to learn about working as a team with an army unit. His allies didn't seem far behind him, but they only got so close to the enemies. Were they letting him charge in alone?]

[Libre+Baskerville Ariadna gave orders for no one else to follow them unless signaled. If everyone started moving in and ignoring her directives the young girl might go berserk. Erna did chuckle at the thought of Ariadna losing her mind and giving everyone her best scary lecture. While she was an amazing general and rifleman, the young girl had no bass to her voice. Which meant, she might ask Erna to lecture everyone in her place, they would probably listen to her, she was a lot [i "scarier"] than Ariadna was.]

[Libre+Baskerville Walking over to Kita and Eric, who may not have been paying attention to their walkie, as she stumbled upon them practicing together. She noticed that there wasn't a walkie in sight in there area, good thing she had hers. What was Shirudo doing, she wasn't anywhere to be seen and now neither was Ken? [#8D33A7 "I am just letting you both know, it seems Kens outpost didn't want to listen to directives. Alvin is charging in on the crowd of bandits on the horizon, himself. Your other allies, Alex and Claire don't seem too be far behind. Ariadna gave us strict orders not to follow until signaled to move in. So be prepared and ready to move once the signal is given... I am not as lose gripped as Ken. So if either of you try to charge in before your command is given, the consequences will be steep."] she didn't like that she sounded like a dictator. Telling them not to go rush to assist their ally, but there was a battle strategy and throwing that all to the wind could put their men and soldiers in danger. She hoped they would understand and wouldn't fight her on it.]

[Libre+Baskerville [#8D33A7 "I hope you two don't mind..."] she pulled over a fold out chair and took a seat. [#8D33A7 "But I would like to watch you two as you practice. I don't want too wander far so I can charge with you both when the signal is given."] For the most part, all three of them were on the tanky side of fighting styles, they could cut a crowd pretty quickly she would bet.]

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[center [b Back At The Castle]]

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[Libre+Baskerville Raine smiled, almost ear to ear as Zack told her he would be staying with her. It made her rather happy, to hear him defend himself and tease Alvins friends. Raine shook her head at Serahs questioning. [#6495ED "I can watch this pirate all by myself, and I hope he will be watching me back."] she couldn't help but beam.]

[Libre+Baskerville Moving on quick as ever, she was so happy they had a garden she could work in. [#6495ED "I am okay if they tag along to ask questions. That's never bothered me!"] Raine also turned her attention to Peyton, [#6495ED "It's been a while since you've hung out with me Pey! Will you come spend some time in the garden too?"] Raine eagerly waited, as it seemed Peyton thought about it for a moment, the girl watched as Peytons eyes flicked to Rose for a moment but then came back to Raine.[#8A2BE2 "Of course I'd love to spend some time with you in the Garden."]]

[Libre+Baskerville Vanessa was taking them towards the garden, Raine wasn't sure what to expect from a castle garden but it did blow her mind upon arrival. If her eyes ever had stars in them, they did now. Rows, and rows of so many different kinds of beautiful flowers. Another section of the garden was growing fresh foods, but it was fenced off and had a lock on it. They probably only wanted trusted castle staff handling the food, Raine was fine with that. She could pull weeds and tend to all the flowers and other growing plants.[#6495ED "Captain, we can drink later! It's too early in the day, we have work to do."] she giggled at him.]

[Libre+Baskerville Raine didn't hesitate she pulled her sweater off, underneath she had on a black tank top and she was glad she had put shorts on today. The weather was warm, and she knew she was probably going to get dirty, she liked the sweater too much to get sweat and dirt on it. However, her chest was almost busting out of the tank top, it was a miracle the fabric was staying in place. Looking at Zach she smiled [#6495ED "I don't want to get this dirty, could you please hold it for me?"]]

[Libre+Baskerville The female bounced around, finding gloves, a watering pail and other gardening tools that would help. She approached Peyton and they agreed to start on the far right side of the garden first. A array of beautiful flowers flowed there, Raine dropped to her knees and got to work pulling weeds out first.]

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[Libre+Baskerville Peyton wanted to get to work with Rose right away, they had more to talk about and she was more than eager to start. As they all began splitting off different ways it seemed Rose was going to the Library with Shiloh. Before Peyton could muster up the courage to ask to tag along, Raine stopped in front of her. Peyton blushed, she was taken a little by surprise but thought about it. She hadn't spent much time with Raine really at all since they broke out of the labs.]

[Libre+Baskerville It would be nice to just hang out and work in the garden without worrying about everything else. Peyton smiled and agreed to go to the Garden with them all. She seems just as star struck as Raine once they got there, but her reaction was more mute. Staring around in wonder, her mouth slightly gapped too but soon closed. Turning over she watched Raine had begun stripping, her face flushed, how was she blessed with such a big chest. Peyton in the middle of averting her eyes noticed Zack may have seen her staring for a moment and hoped he wouldn't comment and just leave it alone.]

[Libre+Baskerville Peyton took a pair of gloves, and joined Raine in pulling weeds, working on the side of the row opposite of her, so they faced each other with a row of grand flowers in-between them. They were working quietly for the most part for now. She was aware of everyone else presence but for once she wasn't feeling very bothered. Something about the repetitive manual labor, outside on a nice day, it was calming.]

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[Libre+Baskerville Ren stood amongst doctors with King Silas. They shortly fetched him a robe to cloak him and his identity. None of the doctors had rejected the idea presented earlier. Putting patients to sleep to heal them in secret was unorthodox, but nothing about it was morally wrong to anyone there.]

[Libre+Baskerville A short walk out of the castle grounds, they arrived to the refugee camp. Ren had guards surrounding him and kept his head down. The folk didn't seem shocked to see the King there, it was like he visited frequently. Silas would enter a tent, to administer the sleeping potion, Ren would enter shortly after, they rotated like this through several tents.]

[Libre+Baskerville It was upon entering the last tent that Ren stopped, he entered each tent without the guards entering, they would stay at the door. This tent was different and whom was in it shocked him. Sitting on a patient table in her robe, Riuku was there. Ren lowered his own hood [#6C80A3 "What are you doing here Riuku?"]]

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[Libre+Baskerville Riuku had known living amongst the refugees would eventually bring her something she needed. She didn't know it would be Ren. When Silas had come in, she had her form disguised, being a shapeshifter she could make herself look like any of the other normal refugees. Spitting the potion out Silas had gave her, Ren followed in shortly. Her form changed to her usual in a mere second. [#F1F104 "You couldn't pretend to be happy to see me?"] She got up from the table and stood before him.]

[Libre+Baskerville They were both defects, traitors, to Zero and the others. Riuku frowned [#F1F104 "Silent as ever...Listen Ren, I need help and I think I could also be of use to your team...I thought about it and I rejected the original offer to stay because I had unfinished business. Well, it's finished and now I have no where else to go. Before you tell me to live in disguise and stay out of everything, you know me...I can't do that."] Ren just nodded, listening to her. [#F1F104 "I have reason to believe Jessica, most likely, or someone else has been disposing of my spies, lurking around the outside border of Romalia. Before you ask, I was not tracked nor was I even near that area, but I had some spies escape their close call encounters and they sent messenger birds. I rushed to be as close as possible..."]]

[Libre+Baskerville [#6C80A3 "I need to ask you Riuku, why have you continued watching and waiting from the shadows. You left the kingdom, the force, you defected and disappeared. You have no one to report to, why have you kept such close tabs on everyone?"] Riuku seemed almost annoyed by Rens question and interruption. [#F1F104 "My point exactly...I don't know how to just stop...to lay back and ignore all the information I know and continue to attain. Without someone to report it too, it's invaluable...I am in invaluable...Ren I want you to get me an audience with the King and Queen...I want to work for their nation."] She gave a heartfelt confession. Riuku only felt valuable or worth something when she was working under someone. She had no army to launch attacks with the knowledge she had, she had nothing but herself and the few loyal spies left that defected with her, it had been years since she had done something other than gather intel to benefit others. What was she without that function? It felt like her only purpose.]

[Libre+Baskerville Ren silently stared at her for a moment, before just turning to leave. Riuku felt her eyes water, was he abandoning her? Her request? What would she do now...? Before the tears could spill onto her cheeks Ren emerged back in, with none other than King Silas himself by his side. Riuku looked up, flustered. While she had seen him moments ago, it just now struck her that he was the king of the nation. He looked so young, it took her by surprise, but now she felt silly for not recognizing him upon his first entrance into the tent.]

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[Libre+Baskerville Ren had emerged from the tent, it was their last tent to tend to today. Silas was gonna ask if Ren was ready to go and head back to the castle when Ren silently grabbed his arm and gently pulled lead him back into the tent. Silas blinked, this girl was not the girl who was in here when he came in here. Before he could even ask what was going on, Ren spoke up [#6C80A3 "King Silas, this is an old ally of mine. Former Spymaster for Tristania, Riuku. She defected several weeks before I did. She is here now, because she wants to work in secret for your nation. She misses doing what she does best, but wants to use her talents to help the right people. Would you shelter her in the castle and consider letting her work for the nation?"]]

[Libre+Baskerville Silas stood for a moment in thought. [#E02301 "We have never needed or used a Spymaster before...but maybe we should consider it given our situation...You can come back with us to the castle. I think it would be wise to present this to my wife, The Queen, and discuss it with our advisors. Ren, you trust her?"] Silas watched the two exchange a glance. Ren gave a firm and steady nod. [#E02301 "Then I trust she will not cause us issues while staying in the castle as we consider the offer."] He motioned for everyone to put their cloaks back on, and they headed back to the castle.]

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[Libre+Baskerville Shiloh was following the Queen to the library, Rose by his side. She asked that the reorganize and file certain sections of the library, and after that he could read whatever he wanted. Shiloh didn't mind this at all, and agreed. The library was of course grand, two stories worth of books in a ballroom sized room.]

[Libre+Baskerville He looked to Rose with a smile [#8147A0 "You sure you won't find this boring?"] he wasn't too sure about Roses interests outside of a few things. [#8147A0 "I wanted to work here, because I wanted to read up on the countries... We need to know as much as we can about our allies and enemies. I was hoping to find any information I could...I am gonna get to those tasks so I can get to researching."] He began walking over the a section the Queen had mentioned. A large rolling cart of books sat there, he began quickly assessing how the aisles were organizing and began putting things back where they needed to be.]

[Libre+Baskerville [#8147A0 "This shouldn't take me long, but Rose could I ask you a favor? Would you mind browsing the aisles and pulling out anything interesting you find?"] he smiled when he asked for help, meeting her eyes, but his hands didn't stop moving as he organized the stacks of books before him without even looking at them.]
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[center [h3 Alvin As Usual]]

[center [b Tensions were beginning to die down and Alvin's blood was starting to cool as was the air in the room. As usual? When things deescalated Alvin found himself embarrassed how direct he was. Not ashamed he didn't regret what he said. Just maybe he said it all a bit too boldly? His face was flushed red as Peyton hung on to him. Her voiced in a panicked tone explaining he couldn't just say that. He gave a nervous little chuckle as he blushed furiously.]]

[center [+green Oh uhh.. Gosh you're p-probably right s-sorry about that.]]

[center [b Alvin had a moment to ponder all he said. "What was the other embarrassing things I said? Oh yeah admitting all my past crushes. Yup oh wait.. And in front of my... Girlfriend too." Alvin never really had.. Well one of those before. So maybe he should have been more careful how he went about things? Is that the thing? To worry about? Really? "You're dad just returned to say- No.. I can try to upset myself over that but the thing is? With my friends? My new family? My mom? I mean.. Sure I want his approval most sons do right? That being said- Thought whatever. I'm glad to have who I have beside me right now."He found himself walking back to Peyton at the end of his speeches holding her hand tightly. As he shyly leaned over pecking her cheek. Whispering in her ear softly "God I-I love you.." He blushed beet red looking away again. Didn't seem like anyone really noticed either or maybe they had but didn't care? "Alvin stop being such a.. Blah! How do you do it? One second you shout you wanna.. Fu- That her sideways and now.. Now you can't even THINK of saying it? Really? God I must be impossible to deal with. How does Peyton do it?"]]

[center [b The conversation flowed on and soon? It was time to leave. Alvin squished Peyton's hand tightly before turning over to hug her tightly. He wanted to grab her face and kiss her but he felt maybe he'd been over doing it? He really wasn't sure the rules in all of this. How much was okay and wasn't and all of that? Because of his impulsive nature he had leaned to kiss her lips but instead pressed his forehead against her own. Holding her tightly. He had placed his hands nervously on her hips before picking her up and spinning her around with a light smile on his face.]]

[center [+green I'll be back before you know it! I'll miss you Peyton.]]

[center [b He had grabbed her right hand tightly with a brimming smile this time? Without an ounce of timidness behind it as he set off with the others waving goodbye to the rest. Hugging Raine and the others goodbyes. He gave a slight laugh at her pun but it also made Alvin ponder a few things. Could he? Really? Knock them dead? After- "No worry about that when it comes just... Focus on saying goodbye first"]]

[center [b Alvin even gave Mally a hug goodbye. "Was that too far? Do me and Mally know each other well enough for that?" She seemed to have returned the hug though a bit awkward. She explained it was her and not him. Was it though? Or maybe he was being weird? Nah best not to worry about it. He'd take Mally's word on it. Before Alvin could make his way out Kita had responded to him. About his earlier confessions he blushed bright red and shook his head. "Oh yeah I should probably say something to Kita huh? Instead of just dropping that bomb and going. Wait.. She.."]]

[center [+green Y-You knew?!]]

[center [b Alvin was as red as a tomato but she begun to explain. How did she know? Is he that obvious? Well regardless he listened to her explain about her and Jessica. Kita actually fought back? Jessica was dangerous. Kita is powerful in that heightened state and without her powers Jessica isn't too strong actually or too durable. So it's possible Kita got the drop on the glass cannon and really did a number. Jessica was known as one of Tristania's best. Her and Nimue right behind Zero, except it was clear Zero was running out of time since he needed a successor. It made Alvin think for a moment. Kita and himself were considered the most talented fighters in the group but.. Were they really a match? For Zero? Alvin shook his head as he had conflicting thoughts. There was a side of doubt but another side? His prideful side wanted to fight Zero alone. It was something he felt like he had to do. That if he was going to make a difference he had to surpass Zero without accepting his gift his inheritance. This Journey had made Alvin stronger as a person and maybe even as a fighter. It had for all of them but some like Eric and Peyton were improving so fast it made Alvin feel he was just standing completely still. He wondered if Kita still trained was still striving to improve. Maybe he'd ask her? At the end of Kita's story she had teased Alvin saying he'd always follow. He had a red tint on his face but he playfully rolled his eyes at her as she stuck her tongue out.]]

[center [h3 Heading Out To Post]]

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[center [b A few hours later they were taken to each post and given a rundown by Erna. Claire had sat and listened but battle strategies? Weren't exactly her forte. War wasn't in fact either. Maybe coming was a stupid idea for someone with little experience? "No stupid fucker that's why you came. To not be a burden to learn." Claire thought of before. Alvin's father and how the others looked at her. Peyton included but they hadn't seemed like judgmental gazes. Hopefully they weren't... Well if they had a problem they'd speak up right? Normally she'd worry Alvin wouldn't share how he really felt but he gave a hell of a few speeches back there one directed at her. Sure he was clumsy with his words and a bit direct but he still seemed to hit a chord with her. "She's not a ticking time bomb" he said. He said it with such conviction like he believed it without a single doubt. It was nice to have people like him and Alex and Peyton not think so poorly of her. Alex had even offered her comfort back there. She patted the mans awkwardly after they had arrived. As a way of repaying him back but it was.. Strange to say the least. She didn't fumble or focus on it long instead hopping off the ship. Alvin was quick to take the lead looking out in the distance far beyond the camp. He didn't seem to have a single tense or nervous bone in his body.]]

[+lightblue [center How does he do it Alex? I don't get him. He seems like he's about to pass out when Kita calls him out on something stupid like his crush. Oh but an actual war can be happening and he's just... Like this. Still and calm and... Well ya know like a crazy person- Well wait that didn't come out right.]]

[center [b She was afraid Alvin had heard her accidentally insult him. She didn't mean to perhaps just being vicious came natural to her. Though he seemed unfazed and focused instead at looking ahead. She took a long sigh before smiling softly. "Maybe he is a little crazy but at the same time can't help but admire that a bit." that being said she was glad Alex had shared with her she wasn't the only one to get scared. She couldn't handle them both staring off the distance ready for a fight without a care in the world. She'd feel too alone and left out. Claire? Feel lonely? Hah now that's a thought. Though before a big brawl? It was when she least wanted to feel alone. That made Edward too was crawling around in her head. How he knew so much about her and her past it made her sick to her stomach. It made her feel angry and violated and... Well a number of things. She couldn't focus on that though. Think about someone else for once Claire. That boy grew up with that man so it had to have been way fucking harder for him to hear then you. Suck it up and be a big girl you can't focus on stupid shit like that.]]

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[center [b Ken had hopped off the ship as he began directing the men. He found a nearby squad captain as he begun to explain to take a defensive position.]]

[center Sir they are just raiders! We should smash them with one last assault and end this.]

[center [#a51d29 We are low on resources and manpower after the recent battle. Zero did minimize the damage we took and many casualities were only wounded but it will take time to restore those forces and reorganize. Ammunition and weapons are also a problem we can't afford to lose much to this skirmish if we are to mount a massive counter attack against Germania. Also the Raiders live out in No Mans Land there is a chance they have Mutated fighters. Not to mention those rumors.]]

[center Sir? You mean the Rumors that Albion as equipped them with Magiteck? I doubt it. Albion may be economically advanced but they can't afford that much just to impede us. Not to mention the risk of handing such tech-]

[center [#a51d29 Better safe then sorry take a defensive formation build up the trenches. Form a wall for them to smash into they won't be able to handle an organized defense. Prepare a small elite side force to flank them when they attack us.]]

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[center [b On that Alvin's ears had perked up as he turned around walking over to Ken. His eyes seemed fierce and he was ready to jump into the fray.]]

[center [+orange If I may.. Interject having them smash into our forces even in a organized defensive mount. I'm no strategist but we will suffer casualties. Allow me to charge ahead and disorganize them. While they are distracted you can't surround and crush them.]]

[center [#a51d29 You? One man? Disorganize a small army? They may just be raiders but that might be asking a lot for any one man.]]

[center [+orange It's risky? I heard what you said. About Zero minimizing damage. I'm sure he didn't do it by playing safe did he?]]

[center [#a51d29 I.. Well... No I'm sorry to bring him up I understand you're sore feelings I--]]

[center [+orange No, that doesn't matter right now. I may not like the man but I won't those efforts be wasted to end this war once and for all. If he was able to manage something like that on a much larger scale then I must. Here and now.]]

[center [#a51d29 Why? I don't understand.]]

[center [+orange Because one day... I may have to..]]

[center [b Alvin zoned out gripping his blade as Ken sighed patting his shoulder.]]

[center [#a51d29 I get it.. Sometimes I forget you were the White Swordsman. The man meant to succeed him. Now one day you might have to fight him. That being said I can't risk my men's lives because you've a vendetta to prove against Zero. To prove you are more talented. The truth is he simply has much more power than you. Do you understand what his gift even is? Energy manipulation? He can absorb and control energy. Kinetic,wind,solar the only drawback is taking in that much energy to increase his own power damages his own body. There's no limit except that toll to how much energy he takes in. He's a literal one man army but that wasn't even exactly why he was allowed what he did. It wasn't his raw power it was his military prowess and experience as a commander. He's kept Tristania afloat so many years on that merit along with his abilities. ALL of that and I was STILL against his plans. Not cause of his morals but because of how damn risky it was.]]

[center [+orange ... I won't risk you're men's lives if they aren't disorganized enough don't charge in. Leave me and retreat.]]

[center [#a51d29 Seriously? You'll just risk you're own life instead? After all you said to you're girl? You're friends? You'd throw it all away? To prove a point? To a man you despise?! Are you serious?]]

[center [+orange It isn't for Zero! It isn't just to prove I can take him either. It's for me Peyton would understand that. That I can't stand by and let others get hurt. I despise many things Zero did but his intent? How he started? As a blade to wipe the slate clean? Back to Zero? That's what I want to be. That starts here for me in this battle.]]

[center [#a51d29 I can't let you do this. With you and Kita perhaps we have a checkmate for Zero if that's not enough Eric and Peyton along with you two-]]

[center [+orange I'm sorry I have to do this. If I can't do this then any plan involving me in taking down Zero I wasn't ready for.]]

[center [b Ken had quickly drawn his Royal arms being large metal gauntlets. By the time he grabbed them Alvin had attempted his signature move to kick Ken's legs apart. Ken being a martial artist had parried the blow with his own legs as the two almost seemed to dance trading kicks. Alvin had reached for his sword Kneeling down. Ken went to block the blade but instead Alvin leaned and charged forward keeping his sword sheathed. Headbutting Ken in the nose as he grabbed his wrist throwing him over on the ground.]]

[center [#a51d29 The Whiteswordsman.. Not even drawing his blade.]]

[center [+green Well.. It surprised you d-didn't it?]]

[center [#a51d29 Ha there's that stutter you're mom went on about. I guess you must feel bad for doing this huh? Fine.. You win this round. Just know if their front ranks aren't in disarray I can't in good faith send my men in that field.]]

[center [b Alvin had frowned slightly as he gave a timid and respectful bow. Before charging forward out into the field. It was growing late and the other post were probably resting including the Raiders but Alvin was gonna make his move now.]]

[center [#a51d29 Oh man.. Hope Erna and Shirudo don't get too upset with me I was supposed to stop any assaults from taking place without authorization. Ahh well! I told them I really wasn't cut out for leading anyway haha!]]

[center [b Ariadna had radioed in as Ken had picked up his walkie with a slight chuckle.]]

[center [#a51d29 I think my post might be having a slight change of plans...]]

[center [h3 What's He Thinking?]]

[center [b Claire had gasped lightly watching the thing take place. Before she even had a moment to tell Alvin how stupid this was he was off. She got it this was important to him. Still it seemed like too much of a risk on Alvin's part.]]

[center [+lightblue Alex.. I don't know what to do. Should we help him? I don't know if I'm ready for a fight that outnumbered. I feel like a little bitch sitting here and hesitating but I just don't wanna make the wrong call.. You've fought plenty with Kita right? What do you think the right call is? I'm not too good at this kinda stuff so... Well I gotta ask you.]]

[center [h3 Back At The Castle]]

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[center [b Raine had told Alvin she would always be his not sister, sister. It seemed to make the boys day and Styles couldn't help but feel happy for the two. The short girl had wriggled in his arms asking him if he was staying for her. A warm glow swam around in those eyes of her. Styles would have normally told her she was a little too busty to be swinging around in his arms like that. He did find himself leering at her a bit but he had chuckled and patted her head.]]

[center [+blue Yes I'm staying for you lass. I mean how could any proper scoundrel resist?]]

[center [b Those words? Mixed with the older mans leering? Had man Serah and Vincent peer over. They seem visibly worried for the young innocent girl.]]

[center [+pink Uhh.. Maybe he didn't mean that the way it came out?]]

[center [b Vincent had decided to chirp in on that note.]]

[center [#341256 Well he's Alvin's friend so of course not! I mean he wasn't really a pirate before right?]]

[center [+blue Aye lad that's right I wasn't a pirate before.]]

[center [#341256 Oh thank god!]]

[center [+blue I'm still a pirate and I meant every word I said about this sexy little minx.]]

[center [+pink Dear god! Hun if you need us to watch this man we can! He seems a bit... Well...]]

[center [+blue Unsophisticated? Barbaric? Lacking polish? Rough around the edges? Aye all comes with the job lass.]]

[center [+pink Well technically that isn't really a job or a career or a profession.]]

[center [+blue You're right! It pays way too much to be one of them wet noodled careers you land lovers got. Fair point!]]

[center [+pink What?! No! That's not what I meant!!]]

[center [b Styles had gave a hearty laugh as Raine had asked about a garden. Kyuti had smiled and nodded at the young lady.]]

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[center [#2a425a Of course! In fact Alvin's mother- Vanessa has been to it a few times already! She can help show you to it. Our gardener should be there as well to help you out. Don't work too hard though really just have fun with it.]]

[center [b Kyuti had giggled as her husband offered her to help Shiloh and Ren. "His lovely wife huh?" She smiled and pecked the man on the cheek. Letting him go handle things with Ren. Knowing her husband? It'd be a far out idea but a good one. She had nodded at Shiloh and urged him to follow her.]]

[center [#2a425a Come dear I will show you the library it's right this way.]]

[center [+pink Ooo! Is it okay if me and Vincent come along? Ask them questions and stuff?]]

[center [#2a425a If they are okay with it then sure.]]

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[center [b Vanessa had offered Raine a soft smile as she waltzed over.]]

[center [#561236 It's a pleasure Raine and Peyton.]]

[center [b Vanessa had offered Peyton a little wave. As for the pirate? Vanessa had offered him a smile as well. Sure he seemed a bit strange on the outside but she trusted her sons judgement.]]

[center [+blue Hard to believe you're the lads mother with how young you seem. It's a good thing that other one isn't around.]]

[center [b Of course Styles was referring to that of Kanzaki who knows what he'd say to Vanessa. Vanessa had laughed stroking stroking her hair behind her ear gently.]]

[center [#561236 Oh hardly I'm sure I look like a mess from all the worrying I've been doing I know my hairs a wreck too. It appears for a pirate you're mother taught you some good manners didn't she?]]

[center [b Styles had blinked and he couldn't help but laugh at the statement. Vanessa had tilted her head slightly confused but she wasted no time in leading Raine to the garden. Styles had decided of course to tag along.]]

[center [+blue So the tavern? Bar? Whatever it's gotta be close to the gardens yes?]]

[center [#561236 I don't think so? Not sure why you would imagine those two things being close at all in fact.]]

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[center [#341256 Hey miss V! Hope you don't mind me and Serah tagging along!]]

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[center [+pink Yeah we could all catch up if that's okay Vanessa.]]

[center [#561236 Of course!]]

[center [#341256 Though honestly I kinda wanted to ask Alvin's girlfriend a bunch of stuff! Since like-]]

[center [#561236 Oh you leave the poor girl alone Vincent you'll embarrass her to death.]]

[center [+pink Come on Vincent! Alvin's love life isn't something for you to poke about and learn some news cover story!]]

[center [#341256 Fair point but I know you guys are curious too come on!]]

[center [h3 Tailing Shiloh]]

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[center [b Rose had tagged along with Shiloh she was eager to work at a library. Though her attention was more so in using her Clairvoyance. She was curious what Ren and the king were up to. Keeping her usual chipper smile she listened on. "Oh.. Now I feel silly worrying about it. The king actually seems really nice wow!" Rose felt kinda bad for snooping but.. Well she just had to make sure.]]

[center [h3 "Lovers Post"]]

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[center [b Kanzaki had nodded sorta listening to Erna. She had mentioned some stuff about borders and blah blah. Wait... Sleeping arrangements? Kanzaki had smirked as she showed them a large tent and when she explained where she'd be sleeping.]]

[center [+darkblue Oh Erna here I was hoping maybe you'd share a tent with me and Mally.]]

[center [b He gave her a wink as he wrapped his arm around Mally closely with a wide grin.]]

[center [+darkblue Oh least I can radio you late at night in case I get lonely! Wait... Is that tent over there for me and Mally? Here I thought we'd be getting separate tents.]]

[center [b Kanzak had looked at Mally as he found himself blushing a crimson red gulping slightly. He tried to laugh off his nervous surprise.]]

[center [+darkblue Well lucky me huh? Getting to sleep with a sexy little devil like you!]]

[center [b He playfully flicked at her horns when he had called her a sexy little devil. Perhaps that was going too far? Even for Kanzaki? Than again he was the type to talk first and think later. WAAAY later. He had released his arm around her pounding his fist together.]]

[center [+darkblue Two days huh? Well I hope we can get some good grub before we go to town! I'm gonna take this chance to prove we don't need Alvin to fight our battles! That Arena fight really got on my nerves! So now it's mine and Mally's time to shine!! Isn't that right cutie pie? Oh wait did you say Ariadna isn't far? Oh wow this just keeps getting better! I'll have to Radio her something..]]

[center [b The soldiers around Kanzaki had crossed their arms with a few subtle grunts. It was clear they didn't enjoy the way Kanzaki spoke of Erna or Ariadna the women they respected as commanders. They had decided to just drop it and let the boy go to his delusions. It was clear they weren't expecting much from him in the up and coming fight. A few onlookers even looked at Mally with a since of pity. Pity she was stuck beside Kanzaki that is. Course the boy was oblivious to it all.]]

[center [b Mally had turned and told him why she wasn't sure why he wanted to be on her team.]]

[center [+darkblue What? Train with Eric? That sounds like a sausage fest! I'd rather go and break a sweat with a little vixen like you. Besides.. Your the boss, boss! Wherever you go I've gotta follow right?]]

[center [b Kanzaki had heard the walkie go off and it was Ariadna. Not knowing if it was an open channel or not he grabbed his walkie in a hurry to respond.]]

[center [+darkblue Oh sweet food! I'm not sure what those times are though! Is that like a weird Romalia clock thing? Also sweet stuff I've got good news! I'm stationed like super close to your tower so I get to see more of that cute face of yours! Isn't that awesome? I'm sure you look super hot when you're taking charge and stuff! Over!]]

[center [b Kanzaki released the walkie as he let out a loud laugh looking over to Mally.]]

[center [h3 Training Session]]

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[center [b Shirudo had exited the airship with Eric and Kita as she began to take charge of the outpost. She had a direct but tender approach as the troops seemed to be eased just having her around.]]

[center [+brown Wow she seems like she really knows what she's doing.]]

[center [b Eric had a wide smile on his face as he waved to each and every passing stranger. Kita had looked to him placing her fist into her palm asking if he wanted to train.]]

[center [+brown Huh? Oh yeah of course! I really need to work on my sword work. Alvin said it's still really clunky. I don't want him.. Or you to have to bear all this burden alone. I'll be honest I really don't like fighting much. Still it's something I want to work on so I'm in your capable hands.]]

[center [b Eric had drawn his massive blade holding at the blunt side of course. He looked forward his usual smile still plastered across but he had a determined look in his eyes. He wanted to be able to shield those he cared about. He couldn't stand on the sidelines feeling bad for himself.]]

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[center [#eb99ca What? Ken?! Please tell me you're kidding right?]]

[center [b Shirudo's usually soft demeanor seemed a bit cross as she went on her walkie. She left taking off to her tent to speak with Ken in private. She hadn't offered Eric and Kita a walkie and she was glad she hadn't. They may try to chase after Alvin. "What in the hell is that boy thinking?" hopefully his father wasn't right that he wasn't just a loose cannon looking for a fight. Ken and her switched to a private channel and she slowly learned this was more then just Alvin looking for bloodshed. Intentions be damned it was still too damn risky. Sure the raiders may be push overs but... With these new rumors floating around? No one really knew for sure and it was just.. Damn it kid what are you thinking?]]

[center [h3 OOC/Coding]]

[center [b Sorry if it's super rough! It's just been awhile! >~<]]

Vanessa #561236

Vincent #341256

Shirudo #eb99ca

Kyuti #2a425a

Ken #a51d29
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[left [pic https://68.media.tumblr.com/6993eff54681e1dc724734e0aab3d077/tumblr_of0bh8elBF1ucxjaeo1_400.png]][Libre+Baskerville Peyton stood quietly by Alvins side. Her glare never leaving his father who stood there. In moments like this, she would normally be... loud in her distaste and proud in her opposition against this man. However, she was trying to keep herself in check, already mentally practicing the little advise Rose had already given her.]

[Libre+Baskerville She was squeezing Alvins hand, fairly tight. Not all of it was to comfort him, but to also help her control herself. Lashing out at his father in the castle, would do nothing to help them prove their point to him.]

[Libre+Baskerville Mally spoke up, and offered a solution to disconnect Alvin entirely from the man. Which seemed to be his biggest concern in an instance, because once that was offered the situation seemed to deescalate.]

[Libre+Baskerville Eventually the man made his exit, but not before he had something to say about Claire also. Peyton turned and looked at her, but it was just to check if she was okay. A few people spoke up for her, and she seemed fine. Peyton wasn't worried about Claire, especially since she had been open about her power and had even explained she'd rather not use it...her past must have a stronger influence on her decision than she explained.]

[Libre+Baskerville Peyton understood all too well, keeping the past to yourself. Whatever happened to Claire back then, she's been making the steps to correct it already. They all knew that.]

[Libre+Baskerville What she wasn't prepared for was Alvins speeches. His own, then Raines, but he addressed her next. She wasn't one for the spotlight, but all eyes were on them.]

[Libre+Baskerville Peytons face was beat red as she stared at Alvin... did he really...just say that in front of everyone? [#8A2BE2 "Alv- .... you can't just say stuff like that....in front of everyone"] she whispered in a hushed panicked tone. Though, she was wrapped around him her body against his.]

[Libre+Baskerville They kissed at the end of it, she tried to hide but he was trying to hide behind her. Eventually he slipped away and began addressing a few others one by one. She listened to them, tried not to feel jealous over his...admission to crushes. Does he just like anything with a pretty smile? [#8A2BE2 [i "It's not that serious...he sleeps with you at night....let it go."]] she told her self and nodded. Remembering what Rose told her, she can't let herself think emotionally. ]

[Libre+Baskerville She wrinkled her nose and watched as everyone who was going left. It left few people behind, her and Rose. Raine and Styles, Ren and Silas. She just stood there, and then glanced over at Rose, then Ren and Silas, followed by Raine lastly Styles.]

[Libre+Baskerville [#8A2BE2 "So... here we are just us now..."] she rocked and forth on her heels. Not entirely sure what to say from there.]

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[left [pic https://68.media.tumblr.com/83a9cd34ac0eb3d029bb6de10149f601/tumblr_od5sa7b66n1ucxjaeo2_400.png]][Libre+Baskerville Raine smiled once Alvins father made his leave. She made no mental to regards to anything the man said at all. He was mean, and heartless. She doubled to make sure that everyone seemed okay, Alvin and Claire both.]

[Libre+Baskerville Alvin seemed cheeky, giving speeches. She giggled cheerfully [#6495ED "I will always be your not-sister, sister."] she hugged Alvin tight and squeezed hard. [#6495ED "Knock em dead...literally out there."] she laughed at her own pun and happily bounced back over to Zacks side.]

[Libre+Baskerville Goodbyes were wrapped up, and she was wrapped in her captains arms. Her mind glazed over the beginning of his sentence, when he admitted he would be staying. Excitedly, she wriggled around in his arms, and faced him. [#6495ED "You're staying for me?"] she asked naively. Swaying her body side to side, pure joy shinning in her eyes.]

[Libre+Baskerville Soon Peyton, and spoken up about it just being them now. [#6495ED "I think we are supposed to be getting chore tasks to help around the castle, if we aren't taking jobs...I wanted to see if I could do something in the Garden...is there a garden?"]]

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[left [pic https://68.media.tumblr.com/f1f92f2c65cfea1225bb803585b6e167/tumblr_og8cptCdvC1ucxjaeo1_400.jpg]][Libre+Baskerville Mally had been surprised to know that her deal smoothed over well. Alvin was now her legal brother. If she learned anything from her father, it was politics. They way the dance around their words, but never really say exactly what they want or even do exactly what they want.]

[Libre+Baskerville It is your job to interpret their intentions and offer them something they can deal with. Maybe if her father didn't hate her, he would have been proud of that moment. Oh well.]

[Libre+Baskerville Before she knew it, Alvin was in front of her, then hugging her. She wasn't a very affectionate person, she tried her best to give a good hug back because it seemed like the right thing to do, but...it was awkward. [#EC871C "Maybe once I get my head fixed, I will be better at this...but I understand...at least I think I do."] she was trying, and she was being honest.]

[Libre+Baskerville She danced off with Kanzaki, Erna was taking them out. [#8D33A7 "You both are gonna be stationed closest to Ariadna's tower. It's also the post furthest out in the wastes...It's the first check point. Ariadna will be staying in the tower, and radio communicating any movement...I will be in a hidden outpost not to far away from the first check point. If you fail to hold them back, I will surprise them and then the other outposts and so on."] Mally was listening, and hoped Kanzaki was paying attention too. They loaded up into a large four wheeled vehicle. ]

[Libre+Baskerville [#8D33A7 "The others will be at what we call, Border posts. There is about 10 of them that run horizontal with the 1st post, Kita and Erick will be posted to next one running west from you. Alvin, Alex and Claire, will be posted to one east of you. You will all be within a mile of each other. You will be fine to fraternize but if you get the signal be at your post, the signal gives you a minute time frame to approaching threats...So don't wander too far."] Mally had nodded and understood.]

[Libre+Baskerville They were handed backpacks and walkie talkies. Unloading, Erna pointed out there shared tent. It was large, plenty of space, a lamp and two sleeping bags where inside it. [#EC871C "Where will you be sleeping Erna?"] [#8D33A7 "Me?...I will be sleeping in my own tent, closer to my post. I won't be far, you can radio me or anyone else if you need anything...."] Mally nodded and before Erna turned to leave them she stopped and said one more thing [#8D33A7 "Dinner and lunch and breakfast will be served by a delivery cargo that will stop by. We are only staying out here for two days. The threat, is after all just a rumor and raiders aren't that big of a deal."] With that she left them.]

[Libre+Baskerville Mally looked over at Kanzaki, they were alone now. [#EC871C "I am not too sure...why you wanted to be on my team. I won't be very entertaining, if you want to train with Eric I would understand."]]

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[left [pic https://66.media.tumblr.com/6b329c304c9d01e8e525675d8512e5f7/tumblr_ohbrycLnIU1ucxjaeo1_400.png]][Libre+Baskerville Kita was standing, chin up in the air and hands on her hips. Alvins speech before her, she smiled the whole time. [#EC0E37 "I know you had a crush on me, Jessica knew too."] she rolled her eyes but then laughed [#EC0E37 "So, funny story you know how they just...'suddenly' stopped letting us see each other and separated it us?..."] she finger quoted the air. [#EC0E37 "Jessica use to take her frustration out on me, when you didn't always return affection, or when you would show me too much. My first ever transformation happened when I was taking a beating from her and, I almost killed her. She threw a hissy fit, and demanded we don't train together ever again. I escaped 3 months later after that."] she shrugged her shoulders. [#EC0E37 "I hope you know, if I could have I would have taken you out of there... but I kinda always knew you'd leave and do the right thing....Afterall...I was your alpha and omega's always follow."] she stuck her tongue out at the last part, teasing in a kidding way to, wrap up her sentimental statements.]

[Libre+Baskerville Kita nodded when Eric asked her if she was ready to go, and she was. Shirudo had taken them out, they loaded up, and were dropped off at their post. Briefed on all the the rules, times, signals and duties. [#EC0E37 "Well, we have some sunlight still...You want to train?"] she punched her flat palmed hand with her other hand in closed fist.]

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[left [pic https://66.media.tumblr.com/704bb7840806a8d8caa98067e88c2748/tumblr_ohbrycLnIU1ucxjaeo2_400.jpg]][Libre+Baskerville Alex had put a gentle hand on Claires solider, and even made somewhat of a nasty face towards Alvins dad, when he made a comment about Claire on his way out. If the man wasn't leaving, and they weren't in the presence of the royals as guests, he might have chewed the man up.]

[Libre+Baskerville He knew he was protective, in general for people he cared about. He felt special about Claire, and it confused him a little, he didn't know her very well but he wanted to.]

[Libre+Baskerville Soon, Alvin had gone through his lists of speeches. Alexs had clapped for each one trying to cheer his little buddy on. He was somewhat happy to be getting back out on the field. He liked the exercise you could get from a good fight.]

[Libre+Baskerville Ken was taking them out, explaining rules and procedures. Alex listened with intention, but still only halfheartedly. He knew he would have people to yell at him if he messed up, that being Claire and maybe Alvin? Was Alvin a yeller? I guess they would find out.]

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[left [pic https://68.media.tumblr.com/64afc1700d49ccc703d3afb2acc29ec2/tumblr_ohbrycLnIU1ucxjaeo3_400.jpg]][Libre+Baskerville Shiloh stood behind with the others, and now they just remained. Raine had asked about assigned chores or duties since they weren't doing missions. She also stated where she might want to work. Would they be allowed to chose where in the castle they did "chores"?]

[Libre+Baskerville He wanted to go to the library if he could. Royal castle library must be huge, with tons of books and resources. He could learn what they have, and then read up on his spare time while they were here. Who knows how long that might before? [#8147A0 "If we can request...I'd like to work in the library."] he almost smiled when saying so, hopeful they'd have something he could do there.]


[left [pic https://68.media.tumblr.com/0475b05ac2d1ac86be54ce6edfaa92c9/tumblr_oipo3ymCGu1ucxjaeo2_400.jpg]][Libre+Baskerville Ren also wanted to contribute in the best way he could. Maybe he could use his powers for some good.]

[Libre+Baskerville [#6C80A3 "I know this is a stretch, but I would like to be able to work in the medical fields of your kingdom somehow. I have an amazing healing ability and would love to use it to help you, of course this would have to be in a discrete manner, as I am a fugitive of your ally...So I would understand this request being denied, and would be happy to assist in other ways as well."]]

[Libre+Baskerville He was very polite about what he had wanted to say, and made it a point he knew he was asking for something difficult in this instance. He would understand if his request could not be fulfilled.]

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[left [pic https://78.media.tumblr.com/f504e553e599712b3d3b5d94f2d340af/tumblr_oy221tGA5F1ucxjaeo2_400.png]] [Libre+Baskerville Silas was happy to see the chaos died down, and everyone departed with no further issues. The remaining members of the crew, had not forgotten of the other jobs that could be done around the castle. Some did request specific roles. ]

[Libre+Baskerville Silas had nodded at everyones requests and knew a way they may be able to fulfill them. [#E02301 "I know my lovely Wife and Queen, could help you Raine and you as well Shiloh. As for you Ren, I believe I know what we can do so that you may be able to use your ability.... please follow me."]]

[Libre+Baskerville Silas led Ren down to the castles medical bay. He went to the head doctors and nurses, rounding them all up he said [#E02301 "Crew, I have a way we can help the refugees heal faster...We are gonna have agents round up the most at risk cases first...they are gonna give them this-"] he held out clear glass bottle in, a glowing green liquid. [#E02301 "A sleeping agent! Once they're asleep Ren who will be cloaked and with guards, will sweep into the tents and heal them while they're sleeping...Once they wake up, they will be better, not knowing who healed them."]]

[Libre+Baskerville [#E02301 "Yes it is a little unorthodox, but we aren't hurting them. This would be an amazing opportunity but if we have objections to the idea, please let me know."] Silas looked to Ren and the other docotors. Ren had no issues with doing it this way. Helping in secret, was better than harming in secret, which is what he had been helping Zero and the King do for too long.]

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[left [pic https://78.media.tumblr.com/e50d4bad41b5f9c964ff121205d0bbaf/tumblr_oy221tGA5F1ucxjaeo1_400.png]][Libre+Baskerville Ariadna grabbed her walkie. At this point in time everyone should have been at the check points, and in their locations. [#2A058C "This is Captain Ariadna, calling in to all check points and holder locations. I want a sound off for all present."] she waited a few moments as the checks rolled in, off the walkie system.]

[Libre+Baskerville [#8D33A7 "In position."][#EC0E37 "I am here!"][#D23F0B "Check."][#EC871C "Here."]]

[Libre+Baskerville Ariadna waited as the others called in. A moment after everyone was accounted for, she began [#2A058C "Dinner will be delivered in at 2200. Stay sharp, stay read. You can sleep at 2400, we will have guards come to your posts to stay watch at night. If you need something, walkie for it. Over and Out."]]

[Libre+Baskerville Back to peering through her scope.]


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I figured we could actually just Leave Zero's group out till, the wedding. Which can happen whenever you would like to bring them back in.

Here is a post though!! FINALLY.

I am a little rusty, I will pick it back up.
  Mayyhem / 1y 81d 13h 55m 58s
[center [h3 Confrontation]]

[center [b Alvin had felt himself falling more and more into despair. "He's right you did volunteer!" he thought followed by "You didn't know right?"]]

[center [b "That doesn't matter! You signed up to become a weapon for a war! In the hopes to redeem yourself to this man to your mother you became..."]]

[center [b It was then he felt Peyton's hand in his own giving a fierce glare. One he knew all too well but this time? It had... A real inferno to it staring straight to his father. Raine had gripped his other hand and Kita had even come to him wiping his tears away.]]

[center [b Eric had come from behind grabbing on to Alvin's shoulders as he gave a peaceful smile. Kita had as well hushed the boy.]]

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[center [+brown Alvin you are who you want to be not how any man labels you. At least.. That's how I was raised.]]

[center [b Mally had than offered a deal to Alvin he had blinked as she spoke to his father. Then back to him, Edward had kept a straight and stoic face the entire time. As Mally offered her name Styles had found himself chuckling a bit.]]

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[center [+blue I see why Rose shares so little of everyone's past with me now. It's just one surprise after another ey? Well you all keep things exciting at least.]]

[center [b Alvin had known that name he had even met her father before and after his memory wipe. He had taken a shine to Alvin's mental state. Regardless Alvin would not judge her he knew better than anyone. You can't choose who your father was. Alvin had walked forward stumbling slightly as he looked at Mally. He took a deep breath and had pulled her tightly into a hug. Tears rushing down his face as he nodded hugging her.]]

[center [+green L-Like... Like the sister I never had. I'd like that Mally.]]

[center [b He pulled away smiling he was so confused on why Mally would help him. Why did he call her his sister? He'd be taking her name? Still why- "No Alvin.. enough over thinking every social interaction! At least this once? Say what you want to say!"]]

[center [b He took another deep breath as he walked over to his father. His father was now looking down on the boy his expression unchanged.]]

[center [+grey To what the young woman has stated watching Alvin goes further than simple political trifle. He is a danger and I have kept an eye on every possible threat to Romalia. Whatever keeps the king and queen alive even if they don't like it. These policies have kept Romalia standing since we lost the Holy Knights. Kept them alive even their devotee's such as Ken and Shirudo know this.]]

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[center [#a51d29 For the record we don't agree with his methods. We have followed through as muscle for a few operations that involved stopping infighting and domestic assassination. Edward, I am grateful you are the logic to this nation and you help keep it alive. Now that being said you are going way too far this time.]]

[center [+grey The measures are drastic I admit but known of you know the subject better than I.]]

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[center [+darkblue Subject? He's your son! Not just some project-]]

[center [b Alvin looked back at giving Eric, Kita, Raine, Peyton a smile as he looked forward placing a hand on Kanzaki's shoulder. Offering him a smile as the taller male had moved back Alvin had looked up at Edward drawing his sword. Shirudo and Ken had gasped rather shocked instead Alvin had pointed the blade to the sky.]]

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[center [+green N-No l-longer...]]

[center [b Alvin took a deep breath looking at the ground shutting his eyes before he opened them again. He spoke again this time no longer stuttering.]]

[center [+green No longer will I be a blade of destruction. No longer have I lived such a life. Even if I was not aware of what my fate would be in that lab? I realize I have many sins to atone for. I will take this blade and carve through those sins. Through the sins of the world through its sorrow and through its hatred. Even if it kills me I will cut and cut till I can't cut no longer. I will do not simply what is best for Romalia but the world. What that is...? I don't know yet but even if I stumble and even if I fall? I will always have people supporting me to push me forward to hold my blade for me when I am weak. As I will for them no matter the cost no matter the price. Even if that means accepting your hatred as another darkness I must face then so be it!]]

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[center [+purple Hehe how's it feel to give one of those cheesy speeches you always wanted Alvin?]]

[center [+green Pretty great!]]

[center [+purple Not even flustered a little bit? Oh your no fun! Well Mally thanks for helping our Alvin out he's kinda hopeless otherwise.]]

[center [b Alvin had let out a soft laugh as Grey closed his eyes before looking forward.]]

[center [+grey At least... You've learned to speak straight young man. I will loosen my grip on the boy though I still keep an eye on him. Not for my position but for your safety as well as the royalty here. That being said I will keep such supervision in his operations, not his personal life. Nor will it intrude in this castle anymore.]]

[center [b Edward looked to the king had begun to give him a stern lecture. Edward knew the king could be like these. The king was righteous and noble but that nobility can find a man dead.]]

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[center [#2a425a Yes Edward keep that away from our castle. I know the role of Prime Minister is a powerful one but you aren't elected yet. It's a miracle the people support such a vote even knowing how we disapprove.]]

[center [+grey Its results your highness I don't dislike this part of you and the king. Your hearts are what are symbols to the people it is my job to keep those alive. Even if it meant helping serve lord Zero has a strategist in this most recent fight? I may hate the man for his barbaric acts but he was keen to listen and throw in his own tactics and we had won the battle. Even if he had gone with a riskier version of what I had proposed.]]

[center [b Alvin had gripped his fist tightly as he sheathed his blade. Alex had suggested they had gotten a move on. Alvin had turned and smiled nodding.]]

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[center [#eb99ca Agreed! We should get going! See you, Edward!]]

[center [+grey You will ignore the risk huh? Then I offer you a final piece of information as well as one more final warning. If there is one you must truly be aware of? It is her.]]

[center [b Edward had pointed at Claire a woman she hadn't even once brought up yet. Alvin had turned to his father shaking his head at the paranoid old man.]]

[center [+grey As for the woman herself I will say you are a natural disaster thus why I didn't refuse you a job. Though by mistake your choices have ended the most lives and the elite team that Tristania has formed? Involves the man who cruelly put you behind bars. Clyde, you know him yes? Though they took measures too far I understand why. There is a fine line between logic and overkill however and that power of yours? It's dangerous and what you claimed then was true? That it was an accident? Perhaps you should come and see me if we can fix that problem.]]

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[center [+lightblue I...]]

[center [b Alvin had looked to his teammate Alex and nodded. He took one side of Claire and looked forward at Edward.]]

[center [+green She is fine I don't know her power but me and Alex will watch her. As she will watch us she isn't a ticking time bomb.]]

[center [+grey Hmm... I suppose that's all there is left.]]

[center [b Edward with that had begun to leave as Rose peered at the man's thoughts. He made his exit quickly and she was looking for one specific train of thought. The words ticking time bomb did he know about... Peyton? She delved even further and saw... No, he didn't know a thing about the woman nothing too personal anyway. Just her abilities and some experiences but nothing too wild. Tristania must have hidden her records very well.]]

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[center [+pink Well that guy was super creepy huh? Well good for you all standing up to him! Good luck on the mission! We should all hang out when you get back! Oh, wait for those staying I wanna help with the chores! It's the least we can do right Vincent?]]

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[center [#341256 Yup! Even though.. Chores suck! Right Alvin?]]

[center [b Vincent laughed as Serah and he nudged him playfully. Alvin could see they were worried about him and... Well joking around was how they tried to cheer him up. He smiled and patted their shoulders.]]

[center [+green Yeah yeah they do you two lovebirds try not to gross my friends from all the making out okay?]]

[center [#341256 We would never!]]

[center [+green Except Serah's an alien remember? We know in the MIB she'll try to suck your soul out!]]

[center [+pink Hey! Alvin! I still can't believe you remember that silly joke!]]

[center [+green You've no idea I thought about you guys for a year in the cell. Granted my memories were all twisted.]]

[center [+pink Like that flashy thingy in the MIB!]]

[center [b Serah had covered her mouth about making such a joke on a heavy time on Alvin's life. Alvin and Vincent had looked at each other before they started bursting out laughing. Alvin had given them a hug before walking over to Raine and Peyton who'd be staying behind. He had given Raine a tight hug smiling.]]

[center [+green It's so weird how far this all came isn't it? When I first met you? I had the biggest little crush on you. Biggest little is a weird way to say it huh? I guess I just thought you were adorable so it was a bit shallow huh? Still the more I learned about you the more I saw you weren't just a pretty face but a valuable friend. I know Mally's my new sister now haha but I hope I'm allowed to have room for one more?]]

[center [b He ruffled her hair at first a bit awkward but then he had gotten into it fluffing her hair up. As he chuckled softly he walked over to Peyton and took a deep breath his cheeks red.]]

[center [+green Y-You... Are still the hardest one to talk to. It isn't cause I'm scared of you anymore. I-It's cause... You give my stomach butterflies and if I'm being honest? Early on I had this shallow little crush on you too. I mean I was terrified of you at the same time was afraid you'd chew me out sideways. Now I just wanna fuck you sideways! Hahaha, I'm kidding I'm kidding! Oh god hanging out with Vincent reminds me of the weird jokes we erm... Uhh, make. Not starting on a very romantic note are I?]]

[center [b Alvin had pulled her in by her hands looking into her eyes as he pressed her forehead against her own.]]

[center [+green Thank you not only for today but for everything you've ever done for me. Dealing with the fact of how shy I get when I look at your face? When I do talk I say stupid stuff... Dealing with how nerdy or just how lost I am in general. I love you, Peyton, you've given me back my name when I was just a code. You were the first to see my eyes again and accept me for me. You pulled me from that pit of darkness with that cute little smile of yours. When you were mad when you were sad when you let your guard down and smile. I couldn't help but adore every expression you make as you slowly shattered my world. Building me back up to a person I can look at and not hate. Peyton, I love you with all of who I was. Of all who I am and with all I will ever be.]]

[center [b Alvin had played with her fingers as he twirled her softly dipping her. Before kissing her softly in front of everyone his cheeks were beet red. As Rose whooped and clapped to tease Alvin. Serah and Vincent had joined in but they were more just proud of him. Of course, this got the naive Eric to join in and Kanzaki too before he knew it they were cheering him on. He pulled away his face bleak red and already was he slightly hiding behind Peyton. "This was too much!" Kanzaki couldn't help but laugh Alvin had whispered goodbye to Peyton before coming to Mally and Kita hugging them both.]]

[center [+green I know we'll... All be fighting out there but we will be on different teams so I wanted to say this. Mally, I can't say.. I understand everything about you but I don't care who your father was you're my friend and I know that. I... Regret how we met but I'm glad Eric stopped me from... Mally, I owe you more than words could ever hope to repay. Kita... oh Kita this I think will be a hard one. I know these aren't goodbyes forever but I just... Gah wanted to say this anyway you know? You were there when I was being trained by Jessica and Zero. We were like a pack and yeah I'm sure it's obvious but I had the hugest crush on you despite Jessica. Still, though I felt our connection... After a LONG time, I realized it wasn't that. Despite how cute those little ears are haha!]]

[center [+darkblue Wow how many crushes Alvin! I thought I was the womanizer!]]

[center [+green Oh hush it Kanzaki! It wasn't like that! I'll admit Kita that crush was more than shallow but I realized instead we were a pack. Though it isn't just this mutation that connects us it's the friendship we chose to forge right? Thank you for letting me be there when you wept. As well as... being there when I found myself falling. You'll make a great leader I know it!]]

[center [b Alvin had given her a tight hug as he waved and took off with Claire and Alex. Claire was a bit quiet as Alvin chuckled a bit nervously.]]

[center [+green Claire I'm sure what he said had truth behind it. Despite your past though you can be who you want to be now. Trust me I know and he can... Well as I'm learning he can be sneaky so don't worry about it. Right A-Alex?]]

[center [b Eric had waved as Alvin left they'd have to split up. Alvin had come back and hugged the gentle giant as he laughed. Eric bear hugging the small male before he had gone off with Claire and Alex.]]

[center [+brown You ready Kita? Mally! Kanzaki! Good luck you two! Styles you staying?]]

[center [b Styles had wrapped his arm around Raine and gave a bit of a chuckle.]]

[center [+blue I was gonna go but this sexy little minx is too distracting for me to be able to go lad. I suppose I am a weaker man than I had thought.]]

[center [+darkblue Captain! Don't let Ren catch you saying that! Raine hide when the captain drinks! Haha!! After all, you said rules are important right? I'm sure Ren would have a rule against that!]]

[center [b Kanzaki laughed teasingly as he took off with Mally.]]

[center [+brown Shall we be off Kita? I hope that Alvin is doing okay. I know you know him well, will he be okay?]]

[center [b Meanwhile as Alvin was about to leave the castle with Ken as a guide he saw Erna and Shirudo were going to guide the other teams out. Though at the castle's rear exit he saw a woman.]]

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[center [#561236 Alvin!]]

[center [b Alvin had smiled softly as his mother had rushed over hugging him tightly. He had begun to explain to her the situation with his father.]]

[center [#561236 So he tricked me huh? Jeez, I should have expected something like that huh? I guess going back to my maiden name would be a risk huh? So I get taking Mally's name...]]

[center [+green Hey! Different name but I'm still your son! Don't worry this way we can both stay in Romalia!]]

[center [#561236 Yeah... Alvin honey it's strange seeing you in that outfit with that sword. It worries me... Still, you used to have the most boyish little face and now you look... A little more grown up.]]

[center [+green A little?! Hey!]]

[center [#561236 Hehe okay maybe more than a little. Just... Promise me you'll be careful and listen to what they say? It's not supposed to be too dangerous for you I was told. People keep telling me not to worry that you... That you are strong but... Your my.. Your my...]]

[center [b She had pulled out a picture to show her little boy. One she wanted him to keep close to him. Alvin had let out an embarrassed sigh as he smiled.]]

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[center [+green Mom...]]

[center [#561236 Don't you "mom" me! Take it! I have another for me so don't worry if it gets torn up okay dear?]]

[center [b Alvin had playfully rolled his eyes as he gave his mom a hug.]]

[center [+green I love you mom and if you talk to Peyton.. Try not to swarm her with questions okay mom? Or embarrass the crap outta me okay?]]

[center [#561236 You mean do that thing where the mom shows the girlfriend baby pictures?]]

[center [+green Haha yeah that.]]

[center [b The two had laughed and hugged one another as Ken led Alvin and his teammates into an airship. As Claire looked out the window.]]

[center [+lightblue Your mom seems to over worry doesn't she?]]

[center [+green H-Heh... yeah that's what moms do right?]]

[center [+lightblue Hmm... yeah I guess it is.]]

[center [b Claire had looked out the window as she let her thoughts wander away from her.]]

[center [h3 OOC]]

[center [b I'm going to leave some coding here. I noticed there was nothing for Tristania's end should we just ignore them until the wedding? Or no? I'm not sure what to write for them without a response I guess? If you add one for them I'll respond. It's just up to you how we handle that group I guess.]]

Vanessa #561236

Vincent #341256

Shirudo #eb99ca

Kyuti #2a425a

Ken #a51d29
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[Libre+Baskerville Peyton felt her face flush, moments after he called her cute, she was picking up her head, before he rushed her into a hug.

It was her turn to blush, as she felt his skin against hers. It was warm, soft, and firm. Her arms were constricted by his wrapping around her, but she wanted to hug him back.

Her face flushed more, she seemed to be rendered speechless, in her sleepy and flustered state. He didn't seem to be super confident for long, because he was suddenly stuttering and putting his shirt on.]

[Libre+Baskerville Crawling into bed with him, she got snug against him, the longer they laid there the more comfortable she got. Closing her eyes, she smiled at what Alvin said. [#8A2BE2 "Goodnight Alvin, I love y-you too."] she softly muffled]

[Libre+Baskerville The following morning while they were eating breakfast and assignments were being given out, surprise visitors showed up. Her face simply flushed when Serah started to talk about how they were all attractive. She tried her best to ignore it, and looked away.

However a few moments later, another guest showed up. Peyton blinked, who was he? It didn't take moments to put the pieces together. She bawled her fists together, a fierce glare glued on her face, but she kept her mouth shut.]

[Libre+Baskerville At some point her eyes widened, Alvin wasn't forced to go to the labs? Suddenly her head turned to him, and she stared. No expression, she just stared. He choose to go through that? To become this? Did he know? He couldn't have known...]

[Libre+Baskerville She turned her gaze back to his father, and glared hollowly. She imagined using her power to choke him, but kept herself from doing it. As he approached Kita, Peyton watched them too. He just offered her a job, all of them jobs. Accepted Alvin and Kanzaki... why? This man was damned.]

[Libre+Baskerville Looking back over to Alvin, who was crying now. Peyton took his hand and squeezed it. Standing next to him, her eyes reverted back to his father though. If he said one more thing to Alvin, she'd rip out the mans wretched tongue.]

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[Libre+Baskerville Raine felt her face flush deeply as Zack acknowledge all of her conversation, reacting the same when he gave her a hint of what he's like.]
[Libre+Baskerville She took a deep breath, before snuggling against him and falling asleep .]

[Libre+Baskerville The following morning as they all ate breakfast Raine had chimed in when Kanzaki had asked about following the rules. [#6495ED "Rules are important!!"] she waved a disciplinary finger in his face before continuing to eat her own breakfast.

As they were getting assignments and details on the mission, Raine was listening even though she wasn't going, a man walked in. It soon clicked that the two were related, this was Alvins father. This reunion didn't seem so happy.]

[Libre+Baskerville Raine felt her eyes well up with tears listening to this man talk to Alvin the way he was. How could he be so mean? So cruel? Looking over she watched as Peyton took Alvins hand, and Raine came up and took the other one. Tears were shedding down her face too, because this hurt her to watch, but these tears were different. They weren't sad, they were hot, they were angry. A deep frown pulled on her face, she wanted to say something to this man, but what would she even say?]

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[Libre+Baskerville Mally wrinkled her nose at Kanzakis questions [#EC871C "I don't really feel like talking, I am sorry."] she just shrugged. It was true, she didn't feel very talkative, even less then normal. She was distracted, by her future, her fate.]

[Libre+Baskerville Not too long into the morning when Alvins father paid a visit, Mally leaned against a wall, as she listened to what was going on. At the end of it all, she looked at the man, lacking emotion, she simply remarked breaking the silence [#EC871C "I thought I lacked emotions."] her voice was cold and flat, as she pushed herself off the wall and stood and faced him. [#EC871C "He can take my last name..."]]

[Libre+Baskerville [#EC871C "He will be my family's responsibility...My family name will be in the trash when this is all over anyway. We don't need your guards to watch him, or clean up after him. Besides, after his mutation he looks like he came from my family anyway."]

Mally put her hand on her hip, before crossing over to Alvin. [#EC871C "The public knows nothing of Alvin, they know Rex Rider... Tristania I am sure either deeply buried his previous records or just destroyed them. I can have records falsified, to make it look like he was born in my family. Being a Prime Minister I am sure you must know how to play the press game."] Her voice was still cold and still, face void of all emotion.]

[Libre+Baskerville [#EC871C "That is if Alvin is okay with taking my name. It would be a better cover up than just picking any random name to suddenly change it to. If anyone were to 'dig' up any records, we release the falsified ones, state that our records are the real ones, and I'd vocally claim it to the public too... But I'll only do this if you remove your watchful eye, you didn't have any interest on keeping any kind of tabs on him his whole life from what I am gathering, you're only interested now for vain reasons, you reputation could be smudged."]]

[Libre+Baskerville She sighed before stepping closer [#EC871C "I am sure you know who I am Sir. I am sure you know my cover up plan for you is better than your surveillance...Say Alvin does make a mistake, and your men happen to be all over the place taking care of it. Doesn't it seem a bit suspicious the Prime Ministers men are out with the Royal guards and hired mercenaries? Withdrawal your men, let Alvin take my family name, Falsify documents to set it up that he has [b always] been in my family, go back to pretending he doesn't exist."]]

[Libre+Baskerville Mally stood posed with her arms crossed against her chest, her dead eyes locked with the Prime Ministers, before she looked to Alvin [#EC871C "Alvin, when you sign that paper, if you choose to take my last name and join my family, my last name is..."] she knew once she said her name out loud, anyone who was deeply in the labs or in the upper levels of experimentation would know. They'd know who she was, who her family was. Was now the time? Did she have a choice? She put the offer on the table already.]

[Libre+Baskerville Why? Why was she doing this? Maybe she cared about the guy, maybe she couldn't stand to see the way his father treated him. It reminded her of her own father, the way he treated her.]
[Libre+Baskerville [#EC871C "Böse...my last name is Böse, and it could be your last name too."]]

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[Libre+Baskerville Kitamari didn't like this man, every bone in her body was telling her to deck him out. Though she kept calm on the outside, she didn't bother to look at him till the man stepped into her view and handed her a card.]

[Libre+Baskerville When he put a hand on her, with a deep growl, she pushed his hand away. Not using nearly the amount of force she wanted to, but only because she didn't need to get charged with assault if he ended up wounded. [#EC0E37 "Don't touch me, you might have read my files and done your little research, but you don't know me."]
[#EC0E37 "I want nothing to do with you. The way I've seen you speak to your son and treat him, shows me you don't at all have any semblance to what I stand for..."] she tore the card he handed her up.]

[Libre+Baskerville When she turned away, she went and stood in front of Alvin, and lifted his chin. [#EC0E37 "They're all my responsibility, every single one of them. I helped them escape, just like all the others... That's my fault too. That will all go down under my name. I am breathing down their backs myself, I don't need your help doing that." ][#EC0E37 "Shh. Don't let him win like this."] she used the back of her hand to wipe his tears. Then Mally offered Alvin her last name, and wanted to take all responsibility for him under her own family name. That name...]

[Libre+Baskerville That name, she knew the secret already but hearing Mally say it out loud, and in front of everyone. Alvin might not want that name, but it could keep his father off his back. Kitamari just now standing between the boy and his father, she wondered what he would do. How everyone would react to Mally's proposition, her admittance of her Fathers name. Would they all recognize it?]

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[Libre+Baskerville Alex didn't easily become agitated, but this man had him ticked. Who was he? The Prime Minister, Alvins father? Alex listened to this man speak to Alvin the way he did. Damn it reminded him of his own father. He stood up from his chair while everyone talked, he approached Alvin and stood nearby him.]

[Libre+Baskerville He crossed his arms across his chest, listening to all the proposals and chatter. Mally's last name, why was it so familiar? Also why was it significant? It must be a name attached to something the way she spoke about it. It will be trashed when this is all over? What does that mean?]

[Libre+Baskerville He spoke up [#D23F0B "Hey, not to rush things, but we are kinda wasting time, we need to get to the border...Sign that paper so we can getting Alvin, we have a mission to go on."] he tried to say it all encouragingly, mostly because he wanted to get this man out of the room and away from Alvin. He obviously wasn't a good man.]

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[Libre+Baskerville Shiloh heard the whole altercation, every voice, every word. He sat in shock, learning Mally was the daughter of the man who did this to all of them. Shiloh wasn't sitting well with the news, but he knew it shouldn't attach that name to her. Look what the Scientist did to his own daughter.]

[Libre+Baskerville She obviously resents the name, and wants to see it go down. He took a moment to meditate on it, to make sure he didn't attach Mally to that name mentally. She wasn't her father, that was for sure.]

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[Libre+Baskerville Ren crossed his arms whilst everyone talked and well he could feel that the same general conscious in the room, no one liked this man. He grabbed a mission paper, and stood next to Alex, he decided he'd be going with them now. [#6C80A3 "Yeah, we gotta head out."] he said casually after Alex said what he had.]

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[Libre+Baskerville Silas didn't like this unpleasant visit, and or arrangement. He'd make sure he wouldn't get reelected as prime minister next time around. To bend the King and Queens arm and try to act with such superiority. All over the mans own image.]

[Libre+Baskerville He cleared his own throat and stepped before the prime minister himself now. [#E02301 "That's enough of this now, Alvin sign the contract so we can send him on his way, and your mother can stay...And Prime minister, you are not welcome to see them again once this all goes through, the very least not in my castle... I will not condone these kind of encounters under my roof. They won't be your family or your responsibility anymore, no reason to come visit them again."]]

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[Libre+Baskerville Erna moved to stand beside Silas, keeping silent. While she thought this must be hard for everyone in the room, she had no feelings towards the event. Being quiet, neutral and calm. It is what is, she rather be moving on to the mission, the longer they took their time here, the longer the border went without strong protection.]
[Libre+Baskerville Not that the bandits were that big of a threat.]
  Mayyhem / 2y 53d 19h 7m 37s
[center [h3 T-Together?]]

[center [b Rex had gulped as she took him with her. Sure they had for a while now and... He really liked it. Although he didn't think she'd take him into her room when they had space. He was both flattered and horribly shy.]]

[center [+green O-Okay I-I'll get changed..]]

[center [b He had gone to go get changed he was taking a bit lost in thought. "She wants me... Around? Even at night how did I get so luck-"]]

[center [b Before he could finish that thought Peyton had entered the room. Her eyes looking at him all over as he let out a soft yell his face turning beat red. She had looked to his feet as he tried to cover himself his muscles and body growing rather tense. Before she had entered she was saying something... Was she... Pouting? How sleepy she was?]]

[center [+green You.. Y-You are.. s-s-so...]]

[center [+orange Goddamn cute oh my god.]]

[center [b He had dropped his shirt walking over as he pulled the small girl in. Alvin had begun to stroke her hair softly as he leaned his body against her as she apologized he smiled softly his heart racing.]]

[center [+orange It's okay love I think I liked it, sweetheart.]]

[center [b It was a moment as his heart begun to calm down his face turning beet red once more. He let go pulling away. "Oh god why am I such a creep?!"]]

[center [+green I mean! U-Umm... I shoulda locked the d-door! I'm sorry i-it was my fault err I...]]

[center [b After the two spent some time apologizing he had finished getting ready for bed.]]

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[center [b Alvin had crawled into bed with Peyton. He had started awkwardly cuddling but as he grew more and more tired. He ended up squishing her tightly into his arms as he began to completely pass out he whispered into her ear.]]

[center [+green Peyton... I love you so much and I'll... I'll miss you.]]

[center [h3 Night With The Captain]]

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[center [b Styles had listened to the sweet beauty speak her mind. She liked what? Oh, Styles wasn't as naive as the others boys. He was surprised by her words but he knew what she was talking about. She had then changed the subject. Styles had started with a deep chuckle before bursting into full-on laughter.]]

[center [+blue Ya know what sexy little lass? You might make a fine wingman after all! We can con around the seven seas! See if we can get ourselves a nice ship! Haha as for our topic before little lady? If you still feel that way by the next time we sleep together? This old pirate won't hold anything back. How could I? With a tasty little morsel like you?]]

[center [b He grinned leaning over and biting her neck as he tugged at her roughly. It was a bit of a "warning shot" on how he was. He had let out a bit of a chuckle before going to sleep with Raine he had added.]]

[center [+blue I think I might stay behind, after all, I haven't really decided yet..]]

[center [h3 Strict Boss?]]

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[center [b Kanzaki had listened to Kita as he ate he responded to the strict Kita.]]

[center [+darkblue Yeah yeah yeah hey you know your really cute when you're bossy right? What does our right-hand man Alvin gotta say about Kita's ruling!]]

[center [+green I-I support her, we should only be following R-Romalia's orders...]]

[center [+darkblue Awe come on! You too?! Alvin I thought you'd be as hyped as me to do some good!]]

[center [+green I.. I...]]

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[center [+brown I'm sure he's excited Kanzaki he just wants to be careful. I agree with Kita as well full heartedly.]]

[center [b Eric had turned and offered Kita a smile as Kanzaki groaned lightly. It wasn't long before he had gone off to retrieve Mally and sitting by her side he looked at her with a smaller smile than usual.]]

[center [+darkblue You okay boss? I mean you're normally quiet anyway but before a big mission you usually give out a bunch of info and advice. You usually tell me in this matter of fact tone to be careful. So what is it, boss? I'm starting to miss that pretty voice of yours.]]

[center [b He grinned her way as he continued to eat as Eric looked over to Kita.]]

[center [+brown Thank you, Kita, for making sure the others are careful.]]

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[center [+purple Oh no don't let Eric fool you, Kita! He's the most reckless one! Sure he goes about it in a different way but still! Alvin and Kanzaki are reckless but they didn't get themselves badly hurt protecting their enemy! Eric had done so with me and Mally when we were enemies! Be careful Kita he might not charge in looking for a fight but he's wild.]]

[center [+brown I am grateful for you're concern Rose I find it very endearing.]]

[center [+purple Eric I'm saying you're a reckless fool! See what I mean Kita? Be careful Eric please don't cause Kita any trouble.]]

[center [+brown I won't! I'll do my best Kita I promise!]]

[center [b The others had continued to talk and Alex here had answered Kanzaki's question before. He would be traveling with Alvin and Claire.]]

[center [+darkblue Haha just try and not let Alvin be the third wheel too much! You two lovebirds!]]

[center [b Kanzaki had teased as Alvin looked at the ground embarrassed. Flustered Claire's face turned tomato red to the tips of her ears with a soft growl she responded.

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[center [+lightblue It's not like that! Unlike you, Alex is actually helpful! He's not gonna encourage Alvin charging in like a madman!]]

[center [+purple Fufufufu~ When did you become such a team player Clairy dear?]]

[center [+lightblue Err.. I! I just figured since I-I owe Kita and Alvin I...]]

[center [+purple Haha I'm just teasing doll you three have fun! Alvin can learn to make a new friend right Alex?]]

[center [+green R-Rose! I-I'm not a child...]]

[center [+purple Hehehe I swear all of you are too adorable. Thank you, Alex, I honestly feel a lot better having you go with those two.]]

[center [+brown Have fun, Alvin! I'll miss cha!]]

[center [+green Heh heh... not you too Eric. Yeah yeah... I'll miss you too man.]]

[center [b Alvin had blushed slightly as the two smiled at one another. Kanzaki chuckled a bit noticing Alvin growing more and more calm when Eric had spoken to him. He didn't stutter nearly as much.]]

[center [+darkblue Watch out Peyton! I think Eric might be your love rival!]]

[center [+green Ack! J-Jesus Kanzaki come on!]]

[center [b Kanzaki had chuckled turning to Mally as she had asked if he was ready for his mission. He got so caught up in everything he hadn't told her good morning. He wanted to change that though perhaps what he did next? Was a bit much.]]

[center [+darkblue I am boss! Ready for the mission! Also, I believe I haven't wished you a good morning beautiful. I hope you got your beauty sleep not that you'd need it.]]

[center [b He had given her a wink and a smile he was pretty excited to have a mission with just the two of them. Though... part of him was anxious too and... Shy? No Kanzaki didn't get shy, did he? So why? Was he a bit worried?]]

[center [b Though Kanzaki had than asked Shiloh a question. Would he be joining? A few had asked and the normally quiet man had answered. So he was a practical pacifist? Kanzaki had thought nodding though it wasn't long before two strange guests had come into the room. Though not too eat one of them responding to Shiloh's answer.]]

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[center [#341256 Cool! A pacifist! I tried something similar once I tried being a vegetarian didn't go well.]]

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[center [+pink Vincent that's not the same thing and you should've knocked!]]

[center [#341256 Oh my bad just in case you all were wondering we got permission to come and say hey. Well more like bye, I guess huh? I know a lot of you are going off.]]

[center [+pink Yeah you too Alvin your mom decided to wait in the castle to talk to you alone before you go. She does again want to say thank you to everyone here. Us two included it means a lot we start our jobs in Romalia soon! Serah Journalist Extraordinaire!! It's a shame I can't tell you're stories with Tristania and all... But first chance they can be told let me do it! I have so many questions for you guys! Like what can all of you do?! Why are you all so attractive? Is that like a part of the virus? Like seriously all of you are hot as hell--]]

[center [#341256 Oh Serah! Try not to crowd them! Truth be told it was her idea to kinda barge in.]]

[center [+pink Hey you ratted me out so fast come on Vince!]]

[center [+green Hahaha well we all aren't hot. There's me and Kanzaki ya know?]]

[center [+darkblue Hey! When did you become so sassy Alvin come on!]]

[center [+pink Hehehe so the one shouting is Kanzaki? Nah you two are adorable too and who's the one with the wolf ears? OH MY GOSH I WANNA PET HER SHE'S SO CUTE.]]

[center [+green H-Heh heh.. o-oh wow you haven't changed have you guys? You can't pet Kita she's a person, not a wolf or a dog.]]

[center [+darkblue Even if her ears are cute as hell wait... You think I'm cute? Is that so~?]]

[center [+pink Sorry big guy kinda taken.]]

[center [b She pointed over to Vincent with her hand balled up having only her thumb point his way. Vincent had rubbed the back of his neck offering a gentle wave a small laugh.]]

[center [+darkblue Haha! Alvin you're friends are crazy! So Vince quick question you any good in a fight? I'd love a new sparring partner!]]

[center [#341256 Nah I'm a cameraman I'm good with computers and writing too but a fighter? Not really sorry about that actually Alvin used to kinda look out for me in high school I got in a lot of trouble.]]

[center [+darkblue That's not fair those were normal kids!]]

[center [+pink At the time he was too actually he was fit sure but he was just like you and me.]]

[center [+darkblue Oh yeah didn't Kita throw a comment about that? They both have white hair and were involved in a similar project... You two weren't born with this power. So you guys have the least practice out of everyone here learning it huh? Course even if we were born with our power I know that for me it took a bit before I figured out I had it. Man, I gotta ask you two what was it like not being infected? Then going through that kinda change?!]]

[center [+green Uhh n-not sure m-me and Kita have enough time t-o really a-answer a question... Err.. l-like that.]]

[center [b It seemed what Alvin had said was very true. Ren, Erna, Silus had come in followed by Shirudo and Ken along with Kyuti right afterward. It was time to get to work wasn't it?]]

[center [+darkblue Awe darn Ariadna didn't show up! I miss that stern face of hers! Haha!! Good morning you're highness!]]

[center [+brown Good morning you're majesty.]]

[center [b Erna had explained the mission and Kanzaki's eyes had shown a glint of excitement even the timid Alvin couldn't hide the small smile on his face. Kanzaki had patted his arm with a smirk.]]

[center [+darkblue You can count on us milady!]]

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[center [#a51d29 Stay sharp Kanzaki! Playing around has to end now. This may not seem as important as the war effort but this is more than a simple mission. It's a test to see if we can expect you to stay in line okay? These skirmishes with the raiders? Are a war in their own right even if not on the same scale. Are clear? Also, teams will be split into different points of the wall so you will be expected to protect different barracks and towers. So choose your teams well you will be accompanied by other soldiers as well. Me and Shirudo will try to fight on the front line if we can though Tristania is preparing an invasion to Germania and we may have to leave instead for that.]]

[center [b Ken's tone had shifted it wasn't as light or as easy going as before. It was almost as if he was taking the role of captain for the new soldiers. Shirudo had giggled softly to hear Ken take such a serious tone of voice. Kanzaki was taken for a loop on this.]]

[center [+darkblue All right! We hear ya! Maybe if we prove ourselves we can fight in the invasion! Right? Beat Germania and Albion once for all! Clear the wastelands and fix Tristania! Right? Hell Galia has some messed up customs too! I think the whole world needs a lot of fixing!]]

[center [b The boy spouted rather naively. Shirudo had found herself giggling even more so at the young boy.]]

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[center [#eb99ca Whoa whoa there one thing at a time. Galia may not be the best place but that isn't our business. Tristania is another story and the wastelands need help yes it's why it breeds so much violence.]]

[center [+darkblue Yes exactly!]]

[center [#eb99ca That being said.. Germania and Albion come first. Furthermore, I can't say that you will be coming due to our relations with Tristania. As you know the situation is complicated. I can't control you but for us? For me? Romalia does come first I'm sorry.]]

[center [b Kanzaki had let out a sigh it seemed he wasn't deterred from the idea still. He was determined to do what he could for the world. That included Romalia as well.]]

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[center [#2a425a Well as my lovely husband said those not fighting are to join him. Though you've just returned I've decided the task be simple so you can take the time to rest. Right Silus?]]

[center [b She had smiled cheerily holding on to his arm. She was rather eager to talk to each of them and if they weren't too busy maybe she'd get a chance too. They all seemed like such good kids.]]

[center [b As the others were about to follow Erna out of the room another man had entered. One that had been the lead on the election for Prime Minister a powerful political role in Romalia. Kyuti had pouted she knew what the man had wanted and she was hoping that he could have found another time to do this.]]

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[center [b The man had entered as Alvin tilted his head. He seemed familiar Alvin thought. It was true that Alvin's father had changed so much since last he saw him. His expressions his hair his attire he hardly looked the same. Then he had spoken even the tone of voice he used was hardly the same. Alvin wondered who he was and why he was looking straight at him.]]

[center [+grey Alvin Vintsvent son of Vanessa Robinson. Once known as the White Swordsman.]]

[center [+green Well Robinson is my mother's maiden name she goes by Vintsvent as well.]]

[center [+grey About that she does not she has signed a contract with me. To give up her surname name as well as to give yours up in exchange to stay here. If she violates such a contract she will be forced to leave even if the royal army was to pardon her there would be unrest among the common folk to show such favoritism. Certainly to the mother of the white swordsman that people have seen on TV and are still afraid of thus why you are kept such a secret. The thing is you being an adult? She cannot legally change your surname and thus will be forced to be deported to Tristania.]]

[center [+green What?! She can't go back there! They'll torture her if they know she learned who her son is! Or worse they'll outright kill her!! Kyuti! Silus what is this about?!]]

[center [b Alvin yelled outraged and in a panic as Kyuti bit her bottom lip softly.]]

[center [#2a425a Alvin had I found your mother first I'd have let her in without such a ridiculous contract. She must have felt her only connection was this man is why she turned to him. To see you and make sure you had citizenship here as he's going to be the prime minister and can offer such rights to a limited amount of people.]]

[center [+green Connection? Why would mom have a connection to the soon to be prime minister?! I don't get it! I-]]

[center [+grey Stop shouting! You've always been that way either zero or one hundred. Quiet as a mouse or as loud as a bull. If you had only learned to hold a proper conversation. She felt I was her connection cause in Tristania I was once married to the woman who gave birth to you.]]

[center [b Alvin's eyes widened as he took a step back. "Was this... Edward.. My...? My father? What the hell is he doing here? How did he become a candidate for such a job?! No, a bigger question was.]]

[center [+green Why... Why do you care about her name!? ABOUT MINE?! You stopped giving a shit about me ages ago so why?! Why talk to me now! To deport her? To throw another punch at my gut! I still remember the last words you told me before you left! That you regretted bringing a violent beast into this world! That was before the lab! Blamed my mothers coddling and... Said I was your greatest sin that you had to atone for. So why... Why now!?]]

[center [+grey It's true your mother and I made are the direct cause for the loss of many lives. Unlike the kids here you? Ran away from home when faced with hardship and when Zero and Jessica found you? Befriended you? You signed up for those labs and you my boy had a choice.]]

[center [+orange ... God damn you! I didn't know... I didn't know I'd be killing others I was ready for abuse and whatever training even losing my memories my-]]

[center [+grey Your memories? Your choice? Your past? Your humanity? What makes you a human? To draw a sword for them and to turn your brain off? To be called a hero so people would love you? Just because you couldn't make friends at school? You could have made friends had you not attacked anything that looked at you sideways. You asked to become a blade of destruction I don't care if you didn't know the details. Even if you thought you'd be sent to Germania right away which by the way is foolish! Course you never even tried paying attention in school and failed every single class. Crying in that room of yours when other kids that the displeasure of angering you were in the hospital and I had to work that all at cause despite the monster you were? I foolishly gave in to love to pay for your mistakes. That biased love is the reason the world is as twisted as it is and were it up to me? I'd rid the world of such cancer no matter how close I was to it. It would be my duty as a man of the world.]]

[center [b Alvin had felt his eyes sting and his teeth begin to grind as tears ran down his face. Drawing his blade he growled and shouted at the man.]]

[center [+orange Than take me out right here and now you old bastard! I get leaving me! I get it! I fucked up! Scratch that I'm a fuck up! A waste of space that has only ever done more harm than good! I don't deserve the people here to love me... Nor my mother or even yours. That being said... Mom didn't deserve for you to leave her with a fuck up like me! She needed you! She is the type to never give up on anyone. Not on screw-ups like me... Or heartless bastards like you! She defended you told me that you loved me and that you were lost!]]

[center [+grey She was a fool and you know it.]]

[center [+orange Grr... I'm going to-]]

[center [+grey Kill me? Go ahead I don't stand a chance how can a mere man stand against a beast of pure sin and destruction? If you wanted you could drive that blade through my chest before anyone here could stop you. Even if it'd kill you I could see you acting on such reckless impulse. Why I am here however if you care for that woman as much as you claim too. Is to offer you the chance to give up your name. I don't need it being tied to be and risk the chance of it coming back to haunt me when you eventually mess things up again. We aren't talking about breaking up a house we are talking about a kingdom here Alvin or should I simply say Rex Rider?]]

[center [b Despite the scorn in the man's voice he never once raised his voice. He had stayed cool calm and composed more than what Alvin could say. He had walked over to his father sheathing his sword as the man offered Alvin a pen and a paper.]]

[center [+green I do this... Not for you but for my mother.]]

[center [+grey I figured as much I should let those on Alvin's team know. The fort he's assigned? Will have a few of my men keeping tabs on him. When he falls? I'll be there to control the damage. As another fair warning a few men at the fort he has been assigned too? Have withdrawn or transferred afraid to work with the white swordsman. I had let them know the risk and dangers of the man that was a razor's edge of succeeding Zero.]]

[center [+darkblue Leave Alvin alone! I don't care if he was to succeed Zero! No one here does! Your...]]

[center [+grey A heartless bastard the Black Knight? Kanzaki Muller, your reports read that you struggle to control the virus as a parasite and would lose control in your armor. I see why you would defend your fellow beast.]]

[center [+darkblue I'm gonna kick your ass old man. That wasn't your business!]]

[center [+grey It is my business as you are in our country. I will keep an eye on all of you though not all of you are such mindless beast. Most of you are indeed victims of circumstance. You Kita... You may look like a beast but you possess the greatest humanity. You were forced to kill sure but the first chance you got? You left and started a rebellion though politicians in Romalia were upset Tristanias numbers were distracted handling you? You gained my respect and I understood your plight. Saving people and starting a town that was taken from you. Even controlling the white swordsman at the arena. You've kept a rabid beast in check while saving all these kids and taking charge. You had him believe he was your partner utilizing the fact the lads only ever cared for a pretty face. Smart and it was for the greater good. You are more than a pretty face strong just and selfless. You had him believe he was some "Hero" to complete what must have been done. Despite the fear, he must have sent you not due to his raw power for you are strong. For his cold black heart a man who uses tears for others to feel pity just as easy as he drives a sword into his enemies. Begging to be made a sword of destruction and playing the helpless victim all the while. Kita I need a woman like you on my security team as my right-hand man.]]

[center [b Edward had handed her a card looking into her eyes offering a pat on the shoulder and a slight smile on his cold face.]]

[center [+grey You did well out there young woman and those people here would agree you've saved them. Anyone here wanting a position is welcome too aside from Kanzaki and Alvin.]]

[center [b The room was quiet as Alvin stood there holding his fist tears rushing down his face. "Was I... Just a blade? I... Am I a fool for thinking I was finally able to fit in? Despite my sins? My teammates will be in danger if we have fewer soldiers at our portion of the wall. Will Alex and Claire... Still, want to come? After hearing that?]]

[center [h3 The Past]]

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[center [b Simon had sat back with his arms crossed as she listened to the woman. She had shared a major secret with almost a stranger, hadn't she? She had a light threat followed by with a noble goal and more friendly gestures. He had sat there to think about what he would say to her.]]

[center [b Was she serious? The gaze in her fiery eyes? She was, wasn't she? Simon had raised his eyes in surprise. He began to question her in his mind. "Wasn't it naive to trust a stranger? Then again maybe she felt I wasn't the type to get in her way. Bold brash even it was at that moment Simon had finally cracked a small smile.]]

[center [+gold Where were you a few years ago in my life? When that kinda goal was at the center of everything for me. Fine if you are serious count me in if I learn this is trick I'm gone. However, if you truly are serious? This is the heart you truly possess for this land and her people? I will gladly give my all to such a land and even to such a future queen. Consider me your partner if you mean it... All give it my all.]]

[center [b He said showing, in turn, a moment of weakness to her. Extending a hand to her to shake in agreement.]]

[center [+gold Your awfully charismatic I'll grant you that.]]

[center [h3 Fast Forward One Year]]

[center [b It had been one year since that agreement and the two had become steadfast friends. Covering for one another as she helped him hide from his family. He, in turn, helped keep her cover the two may have been caught alone but together they had managed to pull it off. Simon had studied his ass out and working as hard as he could about every kingdom he could. He realized that things were getting worse the Romalia Holy Knights were gone. As an ally of Tristania that was a problem and people were suspicious of Albion. Simon had walked over to Evelyn after class taking by her side showing a fraction of a small.]]

[center [+gold So I've got another meeting today wait... An outing with... "Friends", not clients. Everything seems to be going well this week. How are things holding up on your end?]]

[center [h3 Present Time]]

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[center [b The king had awakened with his wife asking the man a direct question. Take her to the projects? Were it not for Jessica's connection to Simon he'd have been figured out some time ago as was. He looked at her and nodded.]]

[center [+gold If that is what you wish.]]

[center [b Simon had called the labs but he didn't receive an answer. What was going on? He seemed genuinely concerned.]]

[center [+gold Damn it Jessica don't tell me she moved the labs. How? To where and why? Zero warned me she might do something rash but why?]]

[center [b Simon knew why Jessica thought he was weak both mentally and physically and wouldn't be able to hide it from the queen. He let out an angered roar as he threw the phone against the wall smashing it.]]

[center [+gold Damn it.]]

[center [b Would Jessica take the fall for it? If the queen found it? He wouldn't let a child atone for his sins it was his to bear. Zero had knocked on the door requesting access in Simon had responded yes.]]

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[center [i Your majesty I have a report I believe Jessica is on the Romalia border fighting off raiders.]]

[center [b Simon had taken the report quickly in anger as he read it. Was Zero losing his mind too?!]]

[center [+gold It clearly says she is! That she had let Romalia know to ask us for help. Why haven't they sent it yet?]]

[center [i They haven't sent a request cause I was saying. I have reason to believe she is fighting there helping Romalia hide something they've never not asked for aid before.]]

[center [+gold I cut you off sorry I'm a little on edge. As always you have good instincts. Zero I believe Jessica is hiding the labs from me try and locate them.]]

[center [i Hmm.. yes your majesty today the men are continuing to rest. As the good news spreads I add that tomorrow I and Nimue will be getting married.]]

[center [+gold Further boosting the morale I see and the day after that the invasion.]]

[center [i Yes it is true that a union between such two people may cause happiness among the common people. However, your majesty, I have chosen this path for myself. For Nimue's and my own happiness sir.]]

[center [b Simon had blinked tilting his head. Zero had done something? For himself? He allowed himself a small smile as he patted the boy on the shoulder.]]

[center [+gold I believe you are dismissed than commander Zero. Enjoy this time while you can, that is an order.]]

[center [b Zero had given a salute before heading off to inform Nimue the wedding would be tomorrow. At this time of day early in the morning? Where would she be? He wanted to be happy about the wedding but... What was Jessica up to? No matter what it all came down to one answer the thing that's been her motivation since they met the lad. "Rex Rider" how was he connected with this? Did she have another agenda? Besides Tristania no... But which was more important to the girl? An entire country? Or one traitor? Zero called the boy a traitor but... Even the "cold-hearted" Zero felt a sting when the boy left.]]

[center [h3 News Spreading]]

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[center [b Zero had informed Yushiro and Felicity of the wedding tomorrow. He had asked the two to help spread the news but how? Online? In person? Midori would know, right? Or Clyde he was good at talking to people where were they? He had looked over to Felicity offering her a wave.]]

[center [+darkblue Any idea where Midori or Clyde maybe? I feel they are better suited for such a task than us. Clyde should be easy to contact honestly him not being here by your side makes me wonder if he takes his job as your aid seriously.]]

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[center [+lightgreen Hey I do! I was letting Midori know what was up wise guy!]]

[center [b Clyde came walking down the street offering a wave. He was gonna help his brother set up a wedding huh? In one day? They had enough money and manpower it wouldn't be too difficult a feat. Most couples would take a long time to plan the day but Nimue and Zero had achieved a lot harder together before time and time again.]]

[center [+lightgreen I'm sure Midori rocks at organizing and advertisement right? She'll make a badass web page and set up a lot of the details. Zero better hurry and find Nimue so she can help plan her own wedding.]]

[center [+darkblue This feels like a strange time for it. Shouldn't we be invading Germania tomorrow instead?]]

[center [+lightgreen The Army needs a bit more of a break than that! Germania is on edge and will be that way for a while. With Galia suspicious of them? Albion denying aid in the operation that makes things rough. If Galia would just side with us this thing would be over.]]

[center [+darkblue Either way this will be the final battle against Germania.]]

[center [+lightgreen Whoa there big guy! It'll be several fights it could take a long time! Years even but... It is our last campaign our final invasion all or nothing. For better or for worse we are putting everything into this. The people are tired this has gotta end one way or another right?]]

[center [h3 At Romalia Borders]]

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[center [b Jessica was out hiding in Romalian borders. Pressed against her lance as she leaned against it. She had sent a few reports to the labs warning them to move as quickly as possible. This was after the break out even as she knew it'd take plenty of time. Viewing Simon's mind as well as the queens? She knew it was a matter of time before she pushed and a matter of time before Kita had played such a tactic had matched her noble attitiude. To let the world know of Tristania's evil.]]

[center [b Jessica growled as she made her way down the borders avoiding Romalia guard with her teleporting. She headed out to meet a scouting party of the raiders. "Tristania's evil" they needed to create soldiers. Soldiers like her she faced hardship and it sucked.]]

[center [b She began to teleport dashing around stabbing her lance into the men around her. They opened fire as she controlled the metal sending it back. She had used her clairvoyance before and reading the scout parties minds? She knew what they could and this would be pretty easy. As she fought her thoughts swarmed her. Not being there for Nimue on her big day using her clairvoyance and teleportation along with reading minds she learned what Edward was up to. She couldn't be there for Alvin how royalty would see her for hiding the labs. How Zero and Nimue must feel? Knowing how Rex fears her morality delved into so many thoughts but the ones she hated the most were her own. With that, she let out a massive scream fast forwarding the time of all objects in the area the firearms had begun to jam and break down becoming hundreds even thousands of years old. The men had taken the women's distress as a chance for a tactical retreat as all their weapons eroded with time.]]

[center [+teal Time corrodes all things doesn't it? Heals all wounds huh? Tsk whoever said that is a big ol idiot! UGH! Jessica calm down calm down! You're just being bratty cause you haven't had anyone to talk to for ages now just calm down.]]

[center [b Despite her strategic brilliance and covert ops specialty combined with her utility. Despite she was even always a step ahead of Zero or Simon several in fact. She was a bratty helpless needy little girl. To an extent, she was aware of how emotionally dependent she was. Still didn't change the ways she handled it and today? She'd fight with Rex today and maybe he'd see her in a new light? The two used to get along so well. "Ugh this really blows!" she kicked a wrong spinning her lance around with a pout on her face. Today she would make her move no matter what.]]
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[Libre+Baskerville Peyton tilted her head, he was acting weird. Like they hadn't been sharing a bed for the few days on the ship. [#8A2BE2 "Who else? Yeah, come on."] She laced her hand with his, and pulled them towards the rooms, she pulled them into the one with her name. The bed was pretty big for a room meant for one person.]

[Libre+Baskerville She yawned and stretched [#8A2BE2 "Oh if you need to run to your room to grab Pjs, or change... you can. I was so ready to jump into bed, but I have to change too."] muffled another yawn as he stepped out. She moved quickly though, she didn't know how long he'd take, if he'd bring his clothes back, or change and then come back...What if he brought his clothes back? Would he change in front of her? They aren't at that level yet right?]

[Libre+Baskerville The girl shook her head, ripping her clothes of she opened the dresser left in the room. It was sleek and modern, different from the Romania castle vibe of old. She found a pair of grey shorts and a skin tight light pink tank top. Her feet where gonna get cold and she put on some knee high socks she was able to find too. She finished and then put her old outfit neatly folded on the dressers top. Plopping back down into bed, her eyes began to close as she waited for him to come back.]

[Libre+Baskerville The girl stood up, and wrinkled her nose, even in her sleepiest mood she was still impatient. Rushing out of her room, she headed towards the door marked Alvin. Knocking on the door, but then opening it and walking in. [#8A2BE2 "Alvin!...What's taking so long...I am sleepy."] she mumbled in semi-joke semi-pout voice.]

[Libre+Baskerville Peyton looked up and locked eyes with a shirtless Alvin. She stared, she looked up and down him, as her eyes wandered her face grew redder. Locking eyes with him, she realized he had watched her, while she had looked him and down. The pink in her cheeks turned the deepest shade of red. Darting her eyes down to her feet, almost bowing [#8A2BE2 "I-I! I am sorry! I d-didn't mean to..."]]

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[Libre+Baskerville The next morning Peyton awoke and Alvin was already up, and gone. She got up and got dressed herself, joining him at the table, sitting between him and Rose. She wasn't a morning person either, so she didn't speak much. ]

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[Libre+Baskerville Raine chuckled sleepily as her captain whisked her away. Stretching out on the bed as soon as she was put down, the mattress felt like heaven, so soft, so warm. When suddenly there was warmth above her. Her eyes peered open, and she smiled when he began to kiss her.]

[Libre+Baskerville The young girl had goosebumps and she had arched herself towards him, her arms wrapped around his neck. She had let out the smallest gasp when he bit her neck. Her face flushed pink, when he kissed her forehead and spoke the words he did. She pouted slightly, as he pulled her into his chest.]

[Libre+Baskerville Opening her mouth, she bit down on his chest. In the rustle that followed her biting and not letting go, she pushed herself on top and was straddling him. Finally letting go, she straightened up and stared down at him, a face with an angry pout greeted him. [#EC871C "Listen up Zack!] she tried to say in a tough manner. [#EC871C "I...I!...I l-like... I mean I kinda like..."] she suddenly got shy and had to look away before she continued. [#EC871C "I l-like that you're like...you know...uhm...uh "] she huffed but couldn't say it. So instead she decided to change the subject.]

[Libre+Baskerville She shook her head and then smiled [#EC871C "You know what I have a story!... So before Ren took me away from the docs, you wanna know how I was living?...Well! I used to con people, I'd tell sob stories, or whatever. All sorts of tricks, and I'd get people to give me their money. I learned how to pick pockets. Who knows, maybe if Ren never took me to the foster home I would've had my own ship!"] She stuck her tongue out boldly, after delivering her statement.]

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[Libre+Baskerville Kita had woken up again later, and gotten dressed and ready to fight. Today they'd be doing missions, she walked by the broken vase in the hall and cleaned it up. The boys must of done that.]

[Libre+Baskerville Walking into the hall, breakfast had been waiting for all of them. Sitting down, she began to eat while the others talked. Finally opening her mouth when they began to ask about task work. [#EC0E37 "We will take the tasks we are given... We shouldn't be doing anything to draw attention to who we are...We are in hiding remember? Low level work. Work out of sight...Besides, the Royals here will be giving us the mission papers remember?"] She looked up at Kanzaki and very seriously said [#EC0E37 "The radios are important. We aren't skipping anything, and Kanzaki ... and any of the rest of you. If you do something irrational, anything reckless. I will not let [b any] of us continue to do these jobs. One will ruin it for all, because we are a team. We will have to pull our weight around here another way then. We can not risk anything, and not just for our sake anymore. Who knows what Tristania would do if they find out Romalia was harboring their wanted fugitives."]]

[Libre+Baskerville Kita then continued to sip on the fruit juice given to them for breakfast. [#EC0E37 "They'll be here any minute now to pass out the assignments. Finish up on eating everyone."]]

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[Libre+Baskerville She never fell back asleep, instead she stayed up all night. Considering what Kita said to her, what was going to possibly happen to her. The discussion she'd have with their engineers later about the hardware of her Royal Arm. It all kept her up. She had heard when everyone else was getting up and leaving, but she stayed in her bedroom. Her feet on the floor, she was sitting on her bed. Elbows propped on her knees. She held her face in her hands.]

[Libre+Baskerville Though soon, knocks were heard at her door. She looked up and then called out [#EC871C "One minute."] She quickly got dressed and then opened the door. There stood Kanzaki she blinked [#EC871C "Good morning."] she stepped out of her room and began to head towards the hall. [#EC871C "Are you ready for our mission?"] she asked as they headed towards the breakfast hall.]

[Libre+Baskerville She sat down in a chair and began to eat. She'd pretend everything was fine, for as long as she could.]

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[Libre+Baskerville Alex read the letter he found on the floor in the morning. He laughed a little bit but he knew he'd help them, well her. Alvin didn't need the help. He rose and got dressed, went to the breakfast hall.]

[Libre+Baskerville Slightly rolling his eyes at Kanzaki's joke. He just nodded his head [#D23F0B "Yes, I will be traveling with her and Alvin."] he muffled between bites as he scarfed down his breakfast.]

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[Libre+Baskerville Shiloh had awoken with everyone else and had gone for breakfast. When asked if he'd be joining on the missions he shook his head. [#8147A0 "It is against my own personal beliefs to go looking for a fight. I fight to survive... not for fun."] he nodded his head.]

[Libre+Baskerville It wasn't that he didn't believe that being a vigilante for the people helping them was a bad idea. He just didn't agree with it. Even in the arena he only fought if he had to. He survived most of the labs, by hiding and laying low.]

[Libre+Baskerville He'd support their choice to do what they want, but it didn't mean he had to participate. With that it took moments before Silas and Erna had walked into the room holding stacks of paper.]

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[Libre+Baskerville Ren got up and stretched, before dressing himself and also going to breakfast with everyone. He yawned a little bit as Silas walked in with Erna.]

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[Libre+Baskerville The King gathered the assignment papers with Erna. They figured out a discrete place for them to all do missions, where things shouldn't get too out of control.]

[Libre+Baskerville He walked down to the hall to find them all gladly eating there. He gathered their attention [#E02301 "Good morning everyone! Those with mercenary assignments, see Erna for your tasks. Everyone else can see me and we can discuss what jobs we have for you to do at the castle."]]

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[Libre+Baskerville Erna stood straight before all of the ones lining up to grab their assignments. [#8D33A7 "You all have the same mission to carry out in a different area. Our border scouts reported, Wasteland raiders seem to be getting closer to the border, and more comfortable with shooting at us."] she spoke casually as if they should all know that people are still alive outside of the kingdoms.]

[Libre+Baskerville Erna handed out the papers, to the sets of teams. [#8D33A7 "You are all gonna act as extra security for the border...It keeps you guys out of the site of civilians who may recognize you, and gives you plenty of space to practice too. If the raiders choose to try to attack, your job will be to stop them."] She put her hands on her hip and nodded her head. [#8D33A7 "Ariadna is already at post in the tallest guard tower out there. She and her men are watching the raiders from a distance. IF they began to advance she will flash a signal...One Red light, Two green lights. Any other sequence you will ignore, those signals won't be for you. The only signal, I repeat the only signal you respond too is One Red Light, Two Green Lights."] With that she nodded her head. [#8D33A7 "Dismissed, I'll escort you all out to your post."]]

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While Midori stepped in for Jessica, and helped Nimue plan and set details for the wedding. The dress was already picked now it was time for food, venue, decoration. Midori was swimming in more girly stuff than she could chew.

Felicity had departed and laid down, to sleep. It had been a long few days.


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[Libre+Baskerville [i Eveylnne looked up when he asked his question to her. She let the straw leave her lips, her Jade green eyes staring with determination, and passion. [#56A944 "No, not one person Simon.] The future queen did not hesitate. [#56A944 "Every person...I am but a voice. They will hear my voice, and they will listen. And how do I know this?"]]]

[Libre+Baskerville [i She slowly leaned forward [#56A944 "Politics, it's a slow game, and I have time, that comes with a guarantee when it's up."] She smirked a little bit and continued on [#56A944 "I, like many people, disagree with the years of neglect under my fathers reign. By the time I rule, I will have the people to back me up. When I de-seat every single standing chairman, for tyrannical actions against the people."]]]

[Libre+Baskerville [i She took a breath and then leaned back in her seat, before continuing with [#56A944 "Simon, I don't need to be at school. I have a degree already. I finished all my schooling three years ago with the private royal institution offered to royal bloods only."] She leaned back in, placing her chin under her elbow again. [#56A944 "I came to well, make friends, and connections. I need more people on my side...People here most students are studying to eventually become people of the law. I need their support and I need their guaranteed support by the time I take throne by age within five years."] She looked up at him [#56A944 "The people don't want a dictator, they want someone they know, someone who will protect them. [b I] want to protect them!"] she balled her free hand into a fist. [#56A944 "I just need to get them to see me as a person, and not some object to be feared because of my name... I have three years, eight months, and three weeks."] She smiled and just then said [#56A944 "Politics are a long game. I have the passion, the patience, the skill, and the time.]]

[Libre+Baskerville [i [#56A944 " I just put a lot on your shoulders... You can't tell the people my plan. Or they'll never befriend me. I need them all to believe I am the genuine person I am...I have taken a big leap of faith just telling you all this..."] She leaned in even closer and stared him dead in the eyes. [#56A944 "Do not betray my trust, as nice as I am...I am still in someway my fathers daughter, unfortunately. I don't like getting that way, so please..."] suddenly her voice softened [#56A944 "Simon, don't betray my trust. Even if you do leave for Romania, you can't spoil my secret. I need the people behind me when... I take over my Fathers spot, and fire every single chairman. If they find out I've had this plan the whole time, they'll feel used...they won't back me up."]]

[Libre+Baskerville [i The girl straightened up, and then cleared her throat. [#56A944 "Besides, you're my friend now...No motive, I promise. And friends don't throw each other under the bus."] She cleared her throat and finished her drink. [#56A944 "So before we leave, I [b need] you to promise me I can trust you...If you care about the future of Tristania you will promise me."] She turned back around and leaned in close. This time she stared down into his eyes, looking for any signs that he couldn't be trusted.]

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[Libre+Baskerville Evelynne awoke and looked up at Simon, she stretched and stood up. She turned her head and looked at Simon, she loved him. So she's been blindly trusting him this whole time, but now she'd challenge him. Today she had to do it, as much as it hurt her. She felt her chest sink in as she began to get dressed. [#56A944 "Simon, I think after all this years of this on going project...You give me the entire tour of lab, today. "] She smiled, and if he refused well she'd just have to force him. Today, she's out to unturn all the rocks and learn the whole truth and nothing but the truth.]
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[center [h3 Calling It In]]

[center [b Alvin had wondered what Rose and Peyton had talked about. With the mood around the two? Even the daft boy could tell it had gone well. Peyton had instructed Claire to hit him if he gets outta hand. Though he knew it was in a joking matter.]]

[center [b The boy had let out a soft timid smile looking to Peyton.]]

[center [+green Hey why is everyone ganging up o-on me?]]

[center [b Despite his slight stutter he too was playing around with Peyton. Claire had scoffed and hit his arm with a grunt.]]

[center [+lightblue Cause you're always charging in head first.]]

[center [b Alvin had let out a nervous chuckle. She wasn't... Well, she wasn't wrong about that. He'd have to try and be more careful, wouldn't he? Would that work? With the style, he's developed? He was a blade laid bare. Vicious and ready to strike but constantly rusting and doomed to one day snap. He had to be the one wielding that blade, not the other way around. He needed to learn when to sheath it and protect it from rust and tear. "What a way to put it," he thought to himself. A strange metaphor but it didn't change the fact it was true.]]

[center [b His thoughts were cut off as the illustrious Peyton had asked him a question. He gulped blushing red stammering softly. He was glad Kanzaki had gone off to bed or he had teased him mercilessly.]]

[center [+green B-Bed..? M-Me...? I-I-I..]]

[center [b He was sure she only did that to save room in the airship. She wanted to share a room!? He gulped and had followed her lead. He was sweatier than usual and he found himself rather silent.]]

[center [b "I mean we are dating but I... I don't know what I'm supposed to do! I'm learning a little bit about cuddling but.. I'm so stiff and awkward I can't be comfortable to lay on. Sometimes I wonder... Why the heck did she ever go out with a loser like me? I have no idea what I'm doing!" he could feel himself internally screaming but behind all his panic he found himself... Sincerely happy.]]

[center [h3 "Whisk Me Away"]]

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[center [b Styles had listened to the others but he felt his weary bones pulling at him. That wasn't the only thing pulling on him. Raine had jumped on the cap he had stumbled a bit with a chuckle as he held her up.]]

[center [+blue Gladly little one.]]

[center [b He let out a soft smirk and a deep chuckle. Anyone outside looking in would think the captain had less than pure intentions with the young lass. Styles had carried her into his room laying her on her back. As he let out a yawn he crawled on top of her. Staring into her big doe eyes. He had begun to kiss her lips softly again and again. Stroking her hair gently despite his coarse palms.]]

[center [b He had ended it with a long kiss to her pale white neck. Giving her neck a slight bite and a tug he kissed her forehead this time with a more gentle manner.]]

[center [+blue Ya know lass you are awfully pretty arm candy. Perhaps too pretty to have an arm of a scoundrel around little lass.]]

[center [b Though his words had come across as possessive and many maidens would consider "Insensitive" He had meant those words with good intentions. A little too forward for a little lass such as herself though Styles wasn't too good at holding back his thoughts. With that he had clung to the woman huddling her into his chest with a soft smirk.]]

[center [h3 The Next Morning]]

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[center [b The next morning had come and rather early Kanzaki was out of bed and fully dressed. He had gotten Eric out of bed as well. ]]

[center [b Kanzaki had run around the castle with Eric both holding wooden swords. Kanzaki had laughed swinging back and forth with Eric. It was in playful fun Kanzaki had smiled lunging forward.]]

[center [+darkblue "Take this evildoer!"]]

[center [+brown Reckless hero this... Will be your doom?]]

[center [+darkblue No Eric come on put more heart than that]]

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[center [+brown Oh I'm sorry umm.. "Take this naive fool!!"]]

[center [b Eric had swung with a mighty force shattering Kanzaki's stick. He had let out a small chuckle as he heard a vase in the background break. He had begun to whistle innocently as he walked away.]]

[center [+darkblue Eric! Be careful with that roughhousing! Tone it down!]]

[center [+brown Huh? Didn't you say to put more into it? I'm confused Kanzaki.]]

[center [b The two had joined the rest for breakfast. Kanzaki laughing and joking with Eric. The two sat down and Kanzaki had Claire to his other side.]]

[center [+darkblue So Alex answer that little "Please save me my prince" letter of yours?]]

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[center [b Claire had sneered giving him a grimace of a snarky smile. Kanzaki had shuddered a bit with some soft laughter. "Scary"]]

[center [+darkblue Not a morning person huh?]]

[center [+lightblue I'm not a Kanzaki person how about that?]]

[center [+purple Hehe guys it's pretty early to go at it don't you think? So do we have the teams figured out?]]

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[center [b Rose had sat one seat away from Alvin. She was hoping maybe to get a chance to sit next to Peyton.]]

[center [+darkblue Well I know me and Mally are a team! Alvin and Claire are a team but she's asking Alex for help! I don't think Shiloh's going, is he? I know Kita and Eric are a team too! How about you cap you going?]]

[center [b Styles yawning had just entered the room he wasn't an early bird. Not like the others fun part of being a pirate captain? You don't gotta wake up early.]]

[center [+blue I'm really not sure I'd hate to leave a sweet little thing like Raine behind.]]

[center [b Kanzaki had burst red at what Styles was implying. He had shaken his head tilting it to the side.]]

[center [+darkblue Don't tell me you two-]]

[center [+purple Hey Kanzaki don't ask that! Styles don't embarrass Raine like that either! She's way too adorable to be hearing talk like that!]]

[center [b Alvin had quietly laughed as he watched his friends getting back into the swing of things. He was waiting for Peyton to show up. He had looked over to Kita and gave a smile.]]

[center [+green H-Hey Kita! Take care o-of Eric all right? I know he's a hand full but if anyone can do it? It's you!]]

[center [+darkblue Hey Kita I got a question! If you and Alvin fight so well together. Why don't you two team up? It feels strange having you two split up only after reuniting doesn't it?]]

[center [+lightblue Ha you are so transparent Kanzaki. You just don't want Eric to have such a good teacher, don't you? If you want to learn why not team up with one of them?]]

[center [+darkblue Nah! They're my rivals! I can't just team up with them! Besides I'd rather be alone with Mally after all!]]

[center [+lightblue Ugh... Well, Kita least you don't gotta work with a guy like Kanzaki. Trust me you should feel blessed it wasn't easy in the arena.]]

[center [+darkblue Hey! Ouch!! I'm sure Mally is glad to team up with me!]]

[center [+lightblue Surrreee she is.]]

[center [b Claire gave a sarcastic eye roll as they continued to eat their breakfast. Shirudo and Ken were nowhere to be found but instead was a board brought in. A board with all kinds of request to fulfill.]]

[center [+darkblue Clarie's grumpiness aside what kinda task you gonna take Kita? Eric?]]

[center [+brown It's up to Kita whatever we do. We are assigned to take radios with us in case we need back up though.]]

[center [+darkblue Ha! Like we all need back up Kita can we just skip that part?]]

[center [b Kanzaki had asked waiting a moment before getting up. He didn't want to eat at least not till Mally was there he had gone to go knock on her door and greet her good morning.]]

[center [h3 Back in Tristania]]

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[center [b Clyde and Zero had selected the outfit that would be needed on his special day. Despite a bit of a struggle on Zero's part.]]

[center [b Morning had come and Zero was already wide awake at his desk going through his paperwork. His wedding was to be held soon he was not one to wait. As soon as possible and as soon as Nimue was ready. Zero had read his reports given from Jessica by Slyphjay. ]]

[center [b Zero had read through and saw that Romalia would be soon under attack at the borders. By raiders and those outside the kingdom looking for resources, this was a terrible time for this. Jessica had written she warned those in Romalia of the threat and she would too aid in the effort. Something about the way she wrote seemed off and if she told Romalia why have they not requested aid? Or let Tristania know? Sure one had its own business but in these times the two needed to work together.]]

[center [b Zero could not worry about that he had a wedding and an invasion to plan. Germania was beaten back and keeping a close eye on Galia. They needed to strike soon after Tristania had regained its balance. If he was being honest it'd need to be the day after the wedding so if that is the case. The wedding needed to be held tomorrow. Today would be the last day of peaceful relaxation. Tomorrow a wedding a day after that? An invasion would Nimue be happy? Zero had intended to give her a honeymoon but it would need to be later. He had stood up to go find Nimue at her place. He needed to inform her of this news or rather this conclusion.]]

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[center [b Clyde was out an about for his daily stroll. He really hadn't much on his plate. Though he did wonder what the others were up to as he walked around the Tristania castle. "Well... Nimue and Zero are busy. Yushiro is probably training and Midori? At a computer, I bet. I better check on Felicity though"]]

[center [b Clyde a steadfast right-hand man had gone to find Felicity. It wasn't long before he had tracked her down.]]

[center [+lightgreen Hello milady a lovely morning is it not?]]

[center [b The young man had asked taking to her side with a beaming smile plastered across his face.]]

[center [h3 Stoic Yushiro]]

[center [b Yushiro had found himself training in the gardens. Where he had spent time with lady Felicity. He thought about her words... The pain she must have felt the pain she continued to take. Must she bear so much alone? She had lord Clyde but it still felt like much. Though Yushiro had known better than to underestimate her will. Yushiro had seen in her a fiery spirit perhaps he had not seen how frail she truly was. To him she was strong and she would always push ahead. He had a lot of respect and admiration for her strength.]]

[center [h3 A Princess?]]

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[center [b Simon had listened and by the time she was done? Had found himself giving a heavy sigh.]]

[center [+gold The prime minister would normally have close ties to the royal family. I had not expected the crest to be your own. You won't have to worry about me kissing your feet the royal family hasn't done me or many others any favors.]]

[center [b He crossed his arms thinking about the fire in her eyes. The words she had said it caused even the stern man to soften his expression if but for a moment.]]

[center [+gold You think on one person will alone? You can fix the mistakes of an entire nation?]]

[center [b He asked leaning in staring intently into her eyes. He wanted to see the fire burning he wanted to hear her answer and this time he would pay careful attention. He found himself almost... Believing her.]]

[center [h3 Present Morning]]

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[center [b The king had awoken in his bedroom. To see his wife lay sleeping beside him. He had leaned over to move her hair away from her gentle face. For her appearance, she was a determined woman. He would never forget that day. A day her fire became his own and one day he would want to share in her burden. A woman as pure as her didn't deserve what the world had given her. Strong and beautiful vivacious and steadfast. This world had not deserved her it didn't take long for even the dense Simon to realize that.]]
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[pic https://68.media.tumblr.com/f1f92f2c65cfea1225bb803585b6e167/tumblr_og8cptCdvC1ucxjaeo1_400.jpg] [Libre+Baskerville Mally had seen herself to bed very quickly, and well her sleep was restless.][Libre+Baskerville Tossing and turning, as things either she or the labs had suppressed began to stir back up in her mind.]

[Libre+Baskerville Her first Kill.]

[Libre+Baskerville [i Mally was young, quiet young. The labs were only in the works of discussion, she only knew this because she had spied on her fathers desk.]]
[Libre+Baskerville [i In the middle of her snooping, figures wearing tight black suits, with only their eyes being revealed, had shown themselves into her fathers study.]]
[Libre+Baskerville [i [#EC871C "W-who are you?"] She asked, quickly slamming her fathers desk drawer closed.]]
[Libre+Baskerville [i [b "Shit, there is a kid."] one of them mumbled they stood and stared at each other for a moment. Mally stood up from her fathers chair. [b "It doesn't matter we have a job to do, if she gets in the way it's her fault."]]]
[Libre+Baskerville [i The young girls eyes darted to the letter opener on her fathers desk, she grabbed it and with a shaky arm held it out. [#EC871C "Get Back!"] she yelped, her voice softer than it was today.]]
[Libre+Baskerville [i The men began to laugh, one of them threw her out of the way and began to rummage through her Fathers drawers. She trembled as she slowly stood back up.]]

[Libre+Baskerville [i It was then that something clicked, her tremoring stopped and her heart slowed. Without further warning, the young girl just lunged onto the mans back, and swung her arm around slamming the letter opener straight in the mans throat.]]
[Libre+Baskerville [i [b "Fuck! You little brat, you fucking asked for this."] Before she knew it, the other man had grabbed her and thrown her to the floor, he began to kick her.]]
[Libre+Baskerville [i The smaller younger Mally, took a fetal position trying her best to protect her chest and face. For a moment the man stopped and began to try to gather the things off her fathers desk, she peeked up and watched as he tried to run for the door.]]
[Libre+Baskerville [i With a loud thunk, she had grabbed his ankles and pulled, he tumbled to the ground. She was quick to straddle the man, raising the letter opener over her head and stabbing him.]]
[Libre+Baskerville [i Over, over, over and over again.]]
[Libre+Baskerville [i Blood, staining the white nightgown she had been wearing, a crooked smile began to pour out on her face. The man was long dead, but she couldn't stop.]]
[Libre+Baskerville [i [b "Mally!"] She looked up, dropping the letter opener, there stood her father.]]

[Libre+Baskerville Mally bolted up out of her bed, the long white T-shirt she was dressed in for bed, drenched in sweat. Her nose was dripping blood out of both nostrils. Standing up, she shuffled weakly out of her bed. Opening the door to her bedroom, she staggered to the kitchen, turning the water on she began to wash her face.]
[Libre+Baskerville She took deep breaths between each face scrub, before finally grabbing a cup and filling. Chugging and refilling a few more times. Now soaked in water and sweat, at least all the blood was gone.]

[Libre+Baskerville There wasn't any clock around, she wondered what time it was, if she still had time to go back to bed before missions started. Finally looking up, she locked eyes with Kitamari. Had she been there the whole time? [#EC871C "Oh, Kita could you not sleep either?"]]

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[Libre+Baskerville Kita looked up when she spotted Mally stagger out of her own room. Alarmed at the amount of blood dripping from Mallys nose, the way her pupils were shrunken, the haunted look on her face.]
[Libre+Baskerville The wolf girl stood up, and watched in concern as Mally rinsed her face in the sink, and chugged cup after cup of water. It seemed Kita wasn't the only one having nightmares.]

[Libre+Baskerville Kita tilted her head when Mally finally casually acknowledged her. Had Mally not even seen her when she first walked out? [#EC0E37 "Mally...are you okay?"]]
[Libre+Baskerville Mally seemed slightly taken aback by the question, she seemed to look down and off to the side as if she was really thinking about this question. Finally the robotic girl looked back up [#EC871C "No."] Kita sighed and shook her head, Mally may not be good with emotions or social situations but she was always honest.]

[Libre+Baskerville Kita took Mallys hand, and pulled the girl into her room. So they could talk privately just incase and also, because Kita's soaking wet T-shirt was totally see through right now. The last thing that needed to happen ontop of the girls night terrors was to have one of the boys walk out and see her business.]
[Libre+Baskerville Kita threw Mally a towel and robe that had been placed in her wardrobe for her. [#EC0E37 "Get out of that wet thing and dry off."] she looked away to give Mally privacy, even though they had already seen each other nude in the locker rooms.]

[Libre+Baskerville Once Mally was dressed they sat together on the bed. [#EC0E37 "Look Mally, as your friend, I am concerned. Your nose bleeds are more frequent and I am worried about what might happen to you if you aren't treated quickly...Are you sure you're in conditions to go on missions?"] Mally looked down like she was thinking again, Kita waited.]

[Libre+Baskerville [#EC871C "Kitamari, as my memories come back to me...my arm is getting weaker. I can't seem to read the powers, and predict moves or pick up on fighting styles anymore...I used to read people like they were a sheet of data."] She paused for a moment and then looked up at Kita [#EC871C "I've been feeling emotions, something I haven't done since before the installation. The goal with me was to make me into a super solider computer...with that 'human touch' still."] air quoting with her fingers. [#EC871C "Kita... I have a secret... A secret I've been scared to share... But I think I feel like I can trust you, so I will tell you... My Father, is Joseph Tether, the head Scientist of the Labs."]
[#EC871C "He placed me in the labs, at a very young age, I was one of the first experiments... My horns, the artificial protection layer to the royal arms in my head, required constant updates...I never knew why...I plan to talk to the engineers after the first set of missions today."]
[#EC871C "The doctor predicted removing the arms, to try to stop the symptoms I am receiving from them could possibly kill me, or leave me brain dead...But maybe the engineers could play with the software, update me or shut it off."] [#EC871C "Truthfully, I am afraid what may happen if they shut it off. I never got to develop my personality, I don't know who I am as a person, or what I am even like... What if I am not a good person?"]]

[Libre+Baskerville Kita looked at Mally, she saw blood began to trickler from the girls nose again. She wiped under the girls nose, and then tucked the girls hair out of her face. [#EC0E37 "Mally, you've been through a lot. Your secret is safe with me, if you choose to tell the others you can when you please. As for your fear and your horns and your arm... I-I...I don't know how to comfort you, but I don't believe you could possibly be bad... You're already so concerned about who you are or rather supposed to be... That's a sign you want to be good, and that means emotions or no emotions. You can be good. I don't think you need to worry."] Kita rubbed the girls shoulders and then pulled her into a huge hug. [#EC0E37 "You have all of us here who care about you, and your well being. I know in the end whatever choice you make, to delete your arm and become... for a lack of better words... a person again. Or keep it and stay the super human computer you are...We will support you."]]

[Libre+Baskerville Mally nodded her head and thought hard on Kita's words. [#EC871C "Thank you...Kita."] Mally then stood up and waved. Going back to bed, Kita followed suit soon after Mally had departed.]

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[Libre+Baskerville Peyton felt her face flush as she peaked out at Rose from under the girls hat. It slightly made her want to get a witches hat, it felt comfy, and she adjusted the brim a little bit.]
[Libre+Baskerville Back to the topic, she was pleasantly surprised by Roses, willingness. Peyton hadn't ever tried to pursue any kind of friendship or pleasantry with Rose. Now she was beginning for her help and she was, willing. Despite the past, despite what she had done.]

[Libre+Baskerville Relieved to know Rose didn't blame her, for what she did. She nodded her head a bunch and, and nervously chewed her lip. Though she nodded and when the stood to leave she cleared her throat. [#8A2BE2 "Thank you."] she mumbled softly. Placing Roses Hat back on the ladys head.]

[Libre+Baskerville Peyton was caught by Claire when she exited. Apparently she'd be working with Alvin. Peyton wrinkled her nose and thought about it for a moment. She nodded her head, she trusted Claire. Claire came to her at a time, was a good unexpected friend. She was trying to get better too, they all were.]
[Libre+Baskerville [#8A2BE2 "If he does something reckless, punch him for me."] she joked and then approached Alvin actually. She stifled a yawn and then stared at him.]

[Libre+Baskerville [#8A2BE2 "Ready for bed?"] she asked rubbing her eyes.]

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[Libre+Baskerville Raine yawned, she couldn't keep up much with all the conversation, sleepy already. Though she laughed at jokes and that were cracked, her voice didn't contribute much like it normally would.]
[Libre+Baskerville She was tired from all the excitement today brought.]

[Libre+Baskerville Things were looking up all around, and it was exciting to have a sense of safety and hope. It was nice to not be on the run, while they were still hiding, she knew they were safer here than the had been in a long time.]

[Libre+Baskerville Soon Styles asked if she was ready for bed, and she basically collapsed against him nodding her head. A small pout on her lips, she mumbled [#EC871C "Whisk me away Cap."] Basically with the last of her energy she jumped up and wrapped her arms around his neck, forcing him to catch her and carry her to bed.]

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[Libre+Baskerville Ren, Alex, and Siloh continued to sleep deeply, and without any dreams.]

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[Libre+Baskerville She skipped off when Zero approached and was long gone inside by the time they were talking. She was heading to her room, when Nimue had stepped out into the hallway.]
[Libre+Baskerville Smiling she intended to keep walking when Nimue stopped her. [#F64408 "Hey...Jessica isn't here so I need you to help me."] Nimue blinked and was gonna ask with what when Nimue spit it out [#F64408 "I need help finding a wedding dress."]]

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[Libre+Baskerville [#F741B4 "That one, that is the one."] Nimue and her had gone into town and had been trying on dresses for hours. Many of them couldn't fit over her wings.]
[Libre+Baskerville Until they found, a low plunging back dress, it was a tight fit all the way down, but still had a fairly lengthy train. Nimue stared at herself in the mirror. As Midori cheered for this dress. ]
[Libre+Baskerville Good god she was nervous, but this felt good, she looked good.]

[Libre+Baskerville On to Tiara and Veil. They bought the dress and moved on to the next shop.]

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[Libre+Baskerville Felicty wasn't surprise to hear people had doubted her. Afterall, she knew she didn't look like much.]
[Libre+Bakerville Simply nodding her head as they stood, he had asked her another question.]

[Libre+Baskerville She thought about it for a moment as the approached the Garden door, she answered then by simply saying [#FBB004 "I've been through a lot of pain myself...I suppose it makes it easier to go through the process of absorbing anothers."]]

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[Libre+Baskerville [i Evelynne stared at the young man, taking a sip of her drink. She was confused, did he genuinely not recognize the royal symbol?]]
[Libre+Baskerville [i She smiled as he asked his questions and she sighed a bit. Maybe it was time to just tell him.]]

[Libre+Baskerville [i [#56A944 "Well, the whole reason I was born, was so I could take a job here... I at first was slightly relieved you didn't know who I was when we met. Most would've started panicking and kissing the ground where I stood, unending apologies."]]]
[Libre+Baskerville [i [#56A944 "Not like that is something I want. I like being treated like a normal person, after all I am one. Though even with the Royal symbol in your face, you still continue to say you have not the slightest idea... Well it is suspicious. Which is why I asked if you were playing dumb or not... Being from here you should be able to recognize your Kings symbol."]]]
[Libre+Baskerville [i [#56A944 "I don't wish to rebuild Tristania, or fix all the wrong doings of my Father. I [b must.]"]]]
[Libre+Baskerville [i [#56A944 "It must go without saying, who I am now... Please don't start to treat me differently, but if we are going to continue to be friends, I suppose you must know."]]]

[Libre+Baskerville [i She was very calm the entire time she spoke, and perched her elbow on the bar, holding her chin up with her hand she sipped through the straw in her cup.]]
  Mayyhem / 2y 128d 4h 5m 10s
[center [h3 Kanzaki]]

[center [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esvJF5pcMII]]

[center [b Kanzaki had jumped in the air excited Mally would partner up with him. He and her alone sounded like a blast!]]

[center [b Kanzaki had noticed that Arianda had turned red with a small pout on her lips.]]

[center [+darkblue Arianda your kinda cute all fluste--]]

[center [b It wasn't long before Styles and the others had held Kanzaki back. It made sense they didn't want him to annoy their host. "Haha well guess I'll have to stop... For now anyway" he gave her a wink as she left them to their devices. Mally had gone to bed rather quickly they had been resting together lately. Perhaps tonight was different because they had more room now? Kanzaki had wondered for a moment had he done something wrong? "Nah it's not like the boss digs ya she probably isn't mad" he dismissed it and decided not to think about it too long. He saw Eric was planning to train with Kita he shared a similar goal, didn't he? Kanzaki had looked to Alvin with a confident smile.]]

[center [+darkblue Alvin, white swordsman I know that's a name you've abandoned now but I don't think you should. It doesn't have to mean what it had. It can be a title for one who wipes the darkness not the innocents slate clean. You and I have... a lot of sins to atone for before we can become heroes of Romalia or anywhere.]]

[center [+purple Kanzaki!]]

[center [+blue Aye Rose let the man speak.]]

[center [+green K-Kanzaki I'm not a he-]]

[center [+darkblue Haha that right there drives me crazy you act so modest and so timid! Yet you and Kita shone a light for us that day and put everything on that battlefield! You even fought your inner demons and spared that woman in that arena. I still let my armor get the best of me and sometimes I can't keep control. Here I am looking at you from behind again and you act like it isn't heroic or any big deal. Agh! You drive me crazy! When I get back I want that rematch you promised me! I won't be the same man so be ready for that!]]

[center [b Alvin had blinked and smiled softly looking toward Kanzaki as best he could muster.]]

[center [+green I look forward to that Kanzaki goodnight.]]

[center [b Kanzaki had let out a grin as he patted Alvin's back before heading off to bed.]]

[center [b Kanzaki hadn't bothered showering or changing he'd do that tomorrow. He had plopped onto the bed as he looked up at the ceiling reaching his hand forward. "Big words but how will I do it? How will I become the hero I want to be?"]]

[center [b Kanzaki passed out retaining these thoughts.]]

[center [i [size10 "You."]]]

[center [b Kanzaki had opened his eyes to his body had felt weightless. Was he? He looked around to see a stream of purple and black there wasn't a ground to place his feet either. He knew where he was it was one of those dreams again.]]

[center [i "You"]]

[center [+darkblue Yeah yeah me what do you want this time? Sometimes you are more trouble than you are worth.]]

[center [b Kanzaki had seen a massive suit of armor as he had once before. It was his armor as large as a building leaning over to face the boy.]]

[center [i "Me"]]

[center [+darkblue Oh come on can you just speak in complete sentences like a normal person? Or not talk to me like a normal parasite?]]

[center [i "You wish to control me"]]

[center [b Kanzaki could feel the scorn and condescending aura in the deep muddled demonic vocals. It might have well as thrown a sarcastic chuckle as well he let out a sigh before pointing at the giant beast with a smirk on his face despite his hands trembling.]]

[center [+darkblue Yes! I'm not just a free ride you know! A man should wear his suit of armor not the other way around! So yeah damn straight I'm gonna put you in line!]]

[center [b All Kanzaki could hear was a loud deafening sound of screeching metal. As the beast visor began to open revealing metal teeth. In a flash awe Kanzaki could hear was.]]

[center [b "Chomp"]]

[center [b Kanzaki had awoken in his bed thrashing and flailing looking around he saw it. The cold black metal and those dark blue eyes. It was... a mirror and what was looking back was him. He hadn't even meant to turn the thing on. It only turned on when he was excited or giving into desire so what was this? Why was it on now? It was playing games with him, wasn't it?]]

[center [+darkblue Ugh well, either way, I better get some shut-eye.]]

[center [h3 Send Offs]]

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[center [b Everyone was saying their goodbyes or heading to bed. Peyton had kindly let Alvin know she couldn't go fight with them. Raine had given them a warning not get hurt they wouldn't be bailed out by a healer. He gave Raine a nod and mouthed to her "Don't worry" with a gentle smile. She was always so thoughtful of others he'd try not to make her worry.]]

[center [b He than looked over to Peyton as his smile began to grow even softer. He found himself staring into her eyes as he nodded. He had done something a little out of character. He had ruffled her hair holding her forehead close to his own as he began to softly speak to her.]]

[center [+green It's okay you take all the time you need to okay?]]

[center [b He wanted to add something like sweetheart or hun. Though he wasn't exactly that brave yet these were already big steps for the young introvert. Peyton had gone off to talk to Rose. Kanzaki had given him a farewell and he had wished Kita good luck tomorrow, however, Claire had spoken up. It had to do with Raines warning.]]

[center [+lightblue Well I think Alvin's a little too reckless for that. At least the others have a partner of some shape or form. I could go with Alvin to provide support I can't offer any healing as the double-edged sword would be too harsh on a timid kid like you. I can keep you in check and maybe learn a few things.]]

[center [b Styles had chuckled shaking his head with a cheeky grin.]]

[center [+blue Being alone with a callous lass might cause the lad more stress than relief.]]

[center [+lightblue Huh!? I wasn't even being harsh I was just saying. If he's scared to be alone with me than I can ask Alex to go! H-He's a lot better talking to people than me anyway. Plus he can give Alvin a lot more support than I can anyway. I'm not trying to boss you around kid speak up! Does that sound okay?]]

[center [+green U-Uhh sure if it doesn't bother Alex? Hopefully we get a bigger mission for our numbers.]]

[center [+blue Hmm aye a day with the white swordsman sounds fun. Hell, I might even go if the pay proves decent enough.]]

[center [b Alvin had wondered why he was singled out for all this help?]]

[center [+green I-I forget if Shiloh's going or not but... If he does won't he need a partner?]]

[center [+purple I'd go with him but I gotta handle some stuff.]]

[center [+blue Aye if Shiloh goes I'll partner up with him. That way you won't have to worry about him, lass.]]

[center [+purple Heehee thanks!]]

[center [+blue Awe and hear I was hoping to embarrass you. Perhaps you are too oblivious to embarrass.]]

[center [+purple Hey!]]

[center [b Alvin had laughed softly at Rose's charismatic airheadedness and the captain's nonchalant attitude.]]

[center [b Rose had peered over the boy. Playfully waggling her eyebrows. Alvin had rolled his eyes softly. "Charismatic like... a child maybe." she had stuck her tongue out at him playfully. It was strange having someone read his weird thoughts and still accept him. Though it was embarrassing it made him worry about Rose... A little less. Claire wanted to learn huh? "Learn what? How to wield a sword? She always wielded a dagger before." Alvin was unsure if Alex being there would help or not he'd feel like a third wheel. Yet being alone with a female certainly one rough around the edges sounded even harder honestly.]]

[center [b Though he was happy they all knew he was dating Peyton. Being alone with a pretty female he was always afraid the other party would think he was making a move. It's a fear he's always had. It was one less thing to worry about but still..]]

[center [h3 No Problem!]]

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[center [b Before the group had headed into their new home space. Rose was pulled to the side by Peyton.]]

[center [+purple Pulling me alone? Alvin might get a little jealous leaving such a pretty girl with me!]]

[center [b She giggled giving Peyton a playful wink. Though Peyton had a very serious question and Rose had stood patiently listening. She swayed side to the side as she nodded listening to the young girl's woes. She had smiled and nodded all the way through. She had taken her hat off placing on Peyton's head wrapping her arm around her poking at her cheek.]]

[center [+purple Sure I'd be delighted too! I know we had a rough meeting but we were put in a death arena after all! Wasn't like we could control that right? It's amazing we all ended up working together so well right? I know you are a good person and that's without using a cheat sheet you know.]]

[center [b Rose had tapped her nose with a soft childish smile.]]

[center [+purple It's cute seeing you and Alvin give it your best. The way he had shown a change in that arena. The way you strive to control yourself. You are two peas in a pod aren't cha? It's adorable! I warn you though the training is rough. I remember when I used to lose control I couldn't even have cellmates. "The Ice Princess" is not a fun nickname to go by. That power feels so freeing but in exchange? You lose yourself but I'll go into the details tomorrow hun. Let's relax tonight okay?]]

[center [+purple Welllll I'll share one tidbit hun. You have to allow yourself to feel not let those feelings rule you. Gosh, it's hard to explain I suppose I'll use myself as an example sweet pea. I'll be frank okay? I'm sure it's obvious I have a thing for Shiloh right? Well, I can't deny my inner and outer desire or at least I can't pretend they don't exist. On the other hand being a secret weapon... I can't full-heartedly trust the man with my heart either. I need to be in a mental balance a place where I can have fun and enjoy my time with him. Though if he suddenly decides to leave me or pursue another woman? I can be sad but I can't be completely distraught or lost in an anger I can't control. If you are found in such anger you gotta be honest to yourself that it's there lying to others or worse yourself is a bad road to go trust me. It's strange the rules of our powers. I might have to walk away and seethe my emotions and powers elsewhere but you gotta have enough control to make it somewhere alone. You gotta be ready to lose love and heart. I haven't mastered being ready to lose a friend close to me. I don't know how I'd react if I lost Styles or if Shiloh actually died. That's harder than a break up obviously I have a few tactics that help. That worked when... I lost my sister it took awhile to learn.]]

[center [b She had crossed her arms and sighed hitting herself in the head softly as she stuck her tongue out.]]

[center [+purple So much for one tidbit huh? We'll go into it tomorrow okay?]]

[center [b Rose knew reading another's mind helped her in this regard. Yet she couldn't read another's heart or the future. She knew Shiloh may find her cute now but people change and even if it was cold she had to be ready for that. She hated being logical in that regard she wished she could be naive and put her full heart into anything and everything. "Ice Princess" was what she thought when making such tough choices. Rose had entered the room back with Peyton it seemed the group was talking about partners. She had hoped that Claire partnering up with Alvin didn't bother Peyton. Course if Alex goes it shouldn't be a problem... Hopefully a maiden's heart was a fickle thing. Rose knew that from experience.]]

[center [h3 A Request]]

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[center [b Claire had rubbed the back of her neck as she began to walk to Alex's room. She had stopped when she saw Peyton.]]

[center [+lightblue I hope you don't mind if Alvin teaches me a bit on how to fight. I won't be healing him so don't worry about that. I won't be hard on him either unless he does something reckless. He's gotta make it back to you right? Well if it's a problem... Err.. I guess let me know?]]

[center [b Claire wasn't exactly as good as Rose at this whole female friend thing. The only female friend she made was Mika and she as bad as Mally when it came to feelings. Except, unlike Mally, she probably didn't have as good a reason to be so monotone. Course Mika could display it from time to time that was an option for her. Claire had left to go get a pen and paper she didn't want to wake Alex up so she'd leave a letter at his door.]]

[center [i "Dear Alex"]]

[center [+lightblue Ugh dear? Try not to weird the guy out, Claire.]]

[center [i "My Bud Alex"]]

[center [+lightblue Really Claire? Oh whatever just roll with it I guess.]]

[center [i "Alex I was wondering if maybe tomorrow we could team up with Alvin? I said I'd make sure he wouldn't do anything stupid but if he does I'm afraid me alone won't really help much. Even more so since I can't heal the reckless boy. That isn't a pass to let you be reckless either okay? I figure you there no one has to get hurt. Don't play tough guy and get hurt for the kid okay? I know he's capable and you are too plus you have more common sense I know that really I do. I just am trying to be careful is all. If you can't or don't wanna go I understand"]]

[center [i "Sincerely yours Claire"]]

[center [b She left the letter under his doorstep. Despite her rough exterior her handwriting and way of wording things were a bit softer more feminine than she could ever act. Probably because as a little girl she used to love to write letters and even had a few pen-pals growing up. Hopefully, he didn't get the wrong idea and think she was just buttering him up.]]

[center [b After that it wasn't much longer before she began to head to bed.]]

[center [h3 Off To Bed]]

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[center [b Raine had asked Styles about Rose and Peyton. He had chuckled and ruffled her hair.]]

[center [+blue Don't worry about those two. I'm sure they'll get along just fine. Well before I hear any more motivation speeches about tomorrow I'm heading off to bed. You coming, Raine?]]

[center [b Styles had wrapped his arm around the young beauty. Playing with her hair as he stroked her hair behind her ear. He had smirked softly he felt awfully lucky to have such a precious little cuddle-bug by his side. He was a lucky seadog indeed. He was tempted not to go anymore just have more time to keep Raine to himself. A little more selfish than his righteous comrades but what could they expect? He was a pirate after all.]]

[center [h3 A Challenge]]

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[center [b Eric had nodded to Raine as she warned them they wouldn't have any healing tomorrow.]]

[center [+brown Thank you, Raine, I'll try to be careful.]]

[center [b Eric's expression had seemed a bit more tense than usual despite his smile. He had looked to Alvin making his way to the shorter male as he took a deep breath.]]

[center [+brown Alvin before I leave I have to-]]

[center [+green Challenge me one more time?]]

[center [+brown Well.. I had to know just how far behind I am before tomorrow.]]

[center [+green After it's all said and done I'll fight you when you get back. If you can't wait on Kanzaki I'll-]]

[center [+brown Fight us both? He's not the only one who will be a changed man Alvin.]]

[center [+green Oh threatening? From the gentle giant?! No way!]]

[center [b The two smiled as Eric held Alvin in a playful headlock ruffling his hair. As Alvin jumped on his back messing with Eric's hair back. Eric hadn't meant it in a threatening way. He didn't want to be a hero or to outshine Alvin. He wanted to... protect him the same way he protected them. He needed to learn how to fight and he knew Kita could do that. As the two played Eric had thanked Kita and wished her a good night. As he walked past Peyton and Raine he gave a soft smile.]]

[center [+brown This is the first time our teams really split up huh? I'm going to miss you two.]]

[center [b He had pulled the two in for a tight bear hug before lugging off to bed. He really owed Kita for the help she was offering. How could he make it up to her? Hmm... he had an idea maybe he could make her something for tomorrow?]]

[center [h3 Meanwhile]]

[center [b Romalia's officers and forces had all slept soundly preparing for what laid in store tomorrow.]]

[center [h3 Zero?!]]

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[center [b Clyde had chuckled looking to Midori as she left.]]

[center [+lightgreen I had fun too I hope we can do it again sometime.]]

[center [b It wasn't long before she let him know that Zero was looking for him. Really Zero? Midori had left and now was Zero in front of them.]]

[center [+lightgreen Don't worry we won't let it get out of hand bro-]]

[center [i That isn't why I'm here. I'm here to ask you about a fashion sense. If you could find attire that would suit a wedding?]]

[center [+lightgreen Who's wedding you going to?]]

[center [b Clyde smirked as Zero kept a stern expression.]]

[center [+lightgreen Oh wait you were serious about marrying that succubus?! No way I always thought you wanted a more regal woman at your side! You must have a soft spot for the sexy ones? Or is it the ones with broken wings? I know I sound like an asshole but I'm sincerely trying to figure you out bro. She does seem like a nice girl despite her risky attire. Okay I'll get you set up come on!]]

[center [h3 Shopping]]

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[center [b Zero had remained silent as he let Clyde talk off. Was he really out hanging out with a female? Clyde was usually distant. Perhaps the two were acting a bit strange so he had let Clyde carry on only offering thanks for the assistance.]]

[center [+lightgreen A thank you? Wow, who are you Mr. Symbol of peace? Come on loosen up I'm sorry I came off a bit rude. I expected you to get mad honestly. Here try this one on!]]

[center [+lightgreen Let's get you a trim too your hair is a mess! Not a real haircut I swear a trim! Come on try it on!]]

[center [b A few hours later Clyde had begun to work his magic on the young "hero"]]

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[center [i Agh how the hell do I tie this thing? Attire like this is useless and I'm remembering how unpractical it truly is.]]

[center [b The usually calm and collected Zero growled.]]

[center [+lightgreen Hush you look good dark eyes and shaggy hair. A rugged mess woman love that kinda thing!]]

[center [i Just help me tie this damn thing.]]

[center [+lightgreen Haha okay okay I will just hold on bro!]]

[center [h3 Body Is A Temple]]

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[center [b Yushiro had nodded about finishing up his meal.]]

[center [+darkblue I agree and respect the way you take care of yourself. I do my utmost to do the same. I have a lot of respect for your willpower. I know a few people on the job were afraid you were frailer than Ren or not as reliable. I feel despite your pleasant face you have a very strong heart.]]

[center [b With that he had given a bow of respect before standing up. He was ready to escort her to the garden when she was ready to go.]]

[center [+darkblue You've taught me a lot about your job. I must say it sounds like a difficult one how do you manage it?]]

[center [h3 Playing Dumb?]]

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[center [b The young male had heard her talk to him on belief and a gut feeling. As he listened to the young woman she had asked him a forward question to follow up.]]

[center [+gold Playing dumb? Are you the prime minister's daughter? I'm afraid I've no idea who you are. If you were hoping I would figure it out I apologize for the inconvenience. Were you hoping I would know? Wait a good gut feeling about me? I don't hear that one often I'm usually the disowned noble you want to avoid. So you might want to question that gut of yours a lot of people may give you strange looks if they ever saw you hanging out with me.]]

[center [b He said as he took another drink.]]

[center [+gold You seem different from others in the political game too. I used to think I could help Tristania too. Maybe I felt the only way I can logically help this world is with Romalia. Yet you still seem hellbent on getting a political job here why is that?]]

[center [b Looking at her made him think of the love and passion he once felt this country. The passion he fought even to this day to never resurface he knew that kinda dream would one day be the death of him. He couldn't live a life were he died like a dog without achieving a damn thing. With Tristania's domestic squabbles going on he only saw destruction getting a job here. So what drove this woman?]]

[center [h3 OOC]]

[center [b Sorry if I messed up or something. Sorry it was shorter than usual I'm getting used to these post again haha.]]
  Kanzaki Muller / Knight- / 2y 135d 15h 38m 39s
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Mally took her time showering, while the pool had felt nice, the shower felt even nicer.
When she looked around, she knew that all the other girls were naked and showering. But there were blocks that covered mostly neck down.
She could tell some girls looked a little uncomfortable with this still.
Peyton was still in her swimsuit, while while the rest of them appeared to be naked. She slightly chuckled for a moment, Raine's head could be seen but the wall of the block covered the rest of her.

Mally for some reason, felt an urge to comfort Peyton. Lately she was feeling more and more emotions herself, but it was always followed by the toll. Right on Que, she wiped her nose, watching the red on her fingers be washed away. Turning her face up to the water, she rinsed her face real quick, getting herself in check.

She wondered if the nose bleeds would continue once the the doctors fixed her. Would she be able to feel like a normal girl? She couldn't even remember what that was like.
Lately her mind focused more and more on it. She wondered if people thought her odd. Mally knew she must be odd, being so robot like.
She felt left out now, what she could feel.

Everyone was making these emotional connections with each other. She was behind, and didn't feel the same as everyone else. Sometimes she wasn't even sure why she was here.
She wasn't sure if this even bothered her or not.
It was like watching a movie in first person perspective, and having it on mute. She never understood what was going on.

Eventually she stepped out of the shower, not wanting to hold everyone up. She got dressed, slightly upset she was putting dirty clothes back on. Though it would only be of a moment, Ariadna told them they had spare clothes and pajamas in their rooms.

She took a paper from Shirudo, and read it. They'd have to report in early. She had a week till she could return to the doctor unless he called her back in early.
Mally wanted to go on her own, and with no one asking to partner up with her, she made the plan to be her own team.
Though before she escaped to her room, Kanzaki asked to partner with her. [#EC871C "Sure."] she said softly.

Well never mind to working alone. Why didn't she just say no?

Walking into her bedroom, they all had their own rooms. They were decently sized, and there was a dresser, a lamp, a T.V and a bed.
It was all pretty basic.
Besides their own rooms, they had two bathrooms, and a like lounge area. Filled with couches, and another T.V too.
There was also a mini kitchen area. Before Ariadna had left she explained that it was stocked with supplies in case they had to stay down for a couple days if Tristian officials were ever visiting. So they shouldn't eat the food in that kitchen, save it for that scenario.

Opening the dresser, she found clothes. All her size, she wondered how they knew her size.
She pulled out sweats and tank top, she got dressed in that and then laid down on her bed.
Everything was clean, and soft. Her eyes felt heavy, and it didn't take long for her to pass out.

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Alex blushed when Kanzaki had said something to him. Which caused him to hesitate for a minute, he wondered if this was why they lost. Because soon Claire was knocked down by Mally.

He shrugged it off though, just a game.

He had followed everyone and showered. Then followed everyone again, he took his own paper and much like Mally, went straight to his room. He also changed into some clothes to sleep in.

Quickly collapsing in his bed he was so tired.

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Her face flushed when the girls caught Alvin in the locker room with her.
Though Rose told them all Alvin was being honest, they weren't fooling around.
It took her a minute to be able to get into the shower, taking off the cover up she was using but stepping in with her bathing suit on.

She was insecure about her body. Not that she needed to be, but even now with all the weight gone she still didn't like herself. It was ironically funny to her, because she used to wish for her body to look the way it did now, but with a bigger chest.
Maybe that was the issue, but she saw Mally, who was even flatter than Peyton was nude entirely without care. Even being surrounded by all the other girls, who had well, huge chests.
Though she remembered then Mally can't really feel emotion, because of her RA.

Peyton sometimes wondered how that felt, to not have to deal with the complications of feelings. Sometimes she thought she had way too many, and it would just frustrate her.
Trying to control them all at once...which reminded her she needed to talk to Rose.

She got dressed behind a privacy curtain after showering. When exiting she joined back up with Alvin, and just quietly took his hand. Every now and then glancing at Rose, trying to figure out when she'd be able to tell Rose that she needed her help.
Maybe Rose already knew, and was just waiting for her to ask.

Once they go to their place, she looked around. The ceiling was cave like, but they seemed to have built walls and floor, around the rest of the room. She remembered this used to be a bunker to an escape route. She noticed the sealed off door, apparently that tunnel would lead right out into the wastes. It must be a really long tunnel.

Peyton didn't take a paper from Shirudo because, well she wasn't going to be running missions.
Alvin had asked her to be his partner though, and she frowned.
[#8A2BE2 "Alvin, I-I am not gonna go on the missions just yet...I have something else I've got to do first."]
She stammered softly, she didn't want to disappoint him, or tell him that she was going to be asking Rose for emotional training.
For some reason she felt embarrassed.
Though they all knew what could happen, if a secret weapon had lost their mind.
They saw the events of it happen in the Arena.
Peyton's first kill.
Now she could kill easily, but even when her life was in danger back then it was hard.
Now someone could insult them and she might blow up.

She was losing more and more control of herself.
[#8A2BE2 "R-rose!"] she shuffled away from Alvin after Rose, because it was now or never.
[#8A2BE2 "Can we talk?"] Peyton didn't give her a chance to respond when she grabbed Roses hand and looking at the doors, she noticed they all had names next to them, so they knew who's room belonged to who.

She pulled her into the one labeled Peyton. Then stood their for a moment letting the girls hand go.
[#8A2BE2 "I-I..."] she stammered stubbornly staring off at a wall.
[#8A2BE2 "I need your help with something..."] she swallowed the lump in her throat. She knew Rose could just read her mind, and know what she was thinking.
Though she wanted to actually say it, because maybe it will help her to acknowledge it out loud.

[#8A2BE2 "Do you r-...I know you remember what happened to your older partner."]
[#8A2BE2 "I..."] she sighed. [#8A2BE2 "I am still sorry about that...by the way..."]

[#8A2BE2 "B-but look...I uh feel myself losing more and more control over myself, especially when I am using my abilities, and...w-we know what happens....if..."]
her fists were clenching and unclenching, she was nervously fidgeting her foot against the floor also.
[#8A2BE2 "I don't want to...I don't want that to happen to me..."]
[#8A2BE2 "A-and...I was told you might be able to help me...because y-you know...we're both..."]

She threw herself back onto the edge of her bed sitting down.
[#8A2BE2 "I know that you know, I probably don't deserve your help...I am not the friendliest...and I certainly wasn't nice to you when we first met."]
[#8A2BE2 "B-but...please."]
her voice shook almost the whole time and even cracked a couple times.

It shouldn't be this hard to ask for help, but it was. She wanted to get better, but she couldn't figure out how to on her own. She was taking the advice she was given and just running with it.
She wasn't sure what she would do if Rose told her no, maybe go back to her original plan.
Run away.

So none of them get hurt by her, and she doesn't have to force any of them to kill her when she goes crazy.

Though she didn't want to leave them, but she wanted to keep them all safe.

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Raine rolled her eyes and laughed at Rose a bit. [#6495ED I'll do my best at a piggy back ride...but your legs might still drag on the ground."] she made a crack at her own short stature. Rose wasn't the tallest here, but compared to Raine she was almost a tower.

Raine was slightly relieved she was barely taller than the shower stall walls. The others couldn't see all the scars on her stomach. They were all in a row, and progressively got smaller and smaller. It was from testing, when they used to stab her and see how fast she'd heal.
The first one was long, and slightly keloid, the second was flat but almost just as long. The third one was slightly smaller and less visible and so on for about five more scars. Till where the last on would be, was nothing. All along her lower stomach.

She didn't like them, but it wasn't something was secretive about, she'd just rather not have people looking at them.

Getting dressed quickly, she was fast to do this then bounced happily out into the group of waiting people till everyone was together.
Off they went.

She hung out in the lobby with those who stuck around, she curiously watched Peyton slip away privately with Rose. She pointed it out to Zack.
[#6495ED "They're friends now?"] she quietly asked, so only he would hear her.

A few moments later she cleared her throat [#6495ED "Okay guys, I won't be going with you all to your missions, Ren won't be either...so please try not to get too hurt because you won't have access to healing right away."] she wanted to announce to make sure everyone knew to be careful, but she wasn't too worried.
They were just bounty hunts after all, how bad could the criminals in Romalia be? The place is rumored to be one of the most peaceful places.

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Shiloh and Ren both had been quick to just go to bed, they were both tired. Being older it made it harder for them to keep up with the younger ones, they had so much energy.

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Kita hopped up when everyone else seemed to be getting up to go shower and leave. It was about that time, after a good wrestling.
She was glad to have won with Shirudo, she smiled and high fived the pink haired woman. Maybe Eric should train with her.
Kita would see if she could arrange that, because it would make the most sense.
They're both tanks, and he doesn't wield a shield, but it'd make more sense than him wanting to train with Alvin.
He shouldn't focus on trying to be something his isn't, he isn't fast or meant to be fast.

Maybe he thought being fast and offensive was the best way to protect his friends. Kita would show him that being defensive and unmoveable was just as effective in protecting.

Moving on, she showered and got ready. Then traveled with everyone, this was the most relaxed she had felt since they incident in losing all her people.
They entered the room eventually and she took her paper. She was ready to get out there, she would figure out her partner in the morning, but then Eric had approached her and asked for them to partner togethere alone.
She blushed a little, but knew he just meant it friendly but still, she was flattered. [#EC0E37 "Sure thing!..."] he wanted to catch up to Alvin.
Kita remembered she wanted to talk to him about that, she'd do it tomorrow. It would be a just them conversation.
[#EC0E37 "I wanted to talk to you about your fighting anyway."] she smiled and nodded her head. [#EC0E37 "We can do that all tomorrow."] nodding her head, she stretched out a bit and yawned.

[#EC0E37 "Bed time, we have an early morning, well some of us. See you tomorrow Eric."] she smiled and went to her own room then.
Changing into some shorts and an over sized T-shirt, she curled up comfortably and passed out.
It wasn't until her bed hit the pillow that she realized how tired she was.

[i She was in field, looking at her feet, they seemed smaller, like she was a few years younger. They were bare, and covered in dirt, the ground looked like that of a field. Blinking, she looked up the familiar sound of a howl sounded off in the distance. Other farmers looked up and started to run. She looked around, where were her parents? Everyone seemed to be running around her.]

[i She heard the howls getting closer, she panicked and ducked into the nearby tall hay. Scared, shaking, she tried to get as small and hidden as possible. Taking a deep breath, she closed her eyes. It was silent now, no howls no more screaming. She slowly turned her head up and peaked out the hay.]

[i Suddenly her heart stopped, two big paws were before her. Snow white, in contrast to the green and brown ground. She slowly peaked her eyes up without moving her head. It was a white wolf, one of the sick ones. It peered down at her, she tried to move but found herself frozen in fear. Kitamari's heart raced and she was sweating, slowly she raised her face up to it, and really looked at it.]

[i What a beautiful creature, for something sick with a virus. Kita couldn't move, but she was terrified. She didn't make a sound though, her throat was dry and her mouth was welded shut. The wolf began to growl and ....]

Kita shot up from the bed, sweating. She felt cold, but was sweating. Clammy.

She got up from the bed and went out to the kitchen, grabbing a cup she ran some water into it and chugged a full glass. Then refilled it and sat down, drinking it much slower this time.

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Midori found her face turning redder when he let her in on his secret, she crossed her arms and pouted, looking the other way. What a guy!
Though as he laughed, she almost started laughing too. Chuckling a little bit she huffed then scoffed.

Uncrossing her arms she looked around where they were.
[#F741B4 "Well, I was thinking of maybe heading in, kinda tired now...but the food and ice cream were lovely. Thanks for coming along."] she smiled and tucked her hair behind her ear a bit.
It was the first time she seemed slightly shy, her usual out going demeaner fading for a moment as she steered them towards the castle again.

Looking up she saw Zero, and waved. [#F741B4 "It's your brother, actually outside..."] she chuckled a bit. Zero never left the office.
Here he was though. She waved bye to both of them and turned on her heel. Heading up the castle steps and inside. Time to go take a nap, the best nap in the world.

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Felicity blinked her head and nodded [#FBB004 "Oh okay, that is fine then too."] She couldn't enter the HERO'S garden without a HERO. She wanted her own garden too.

Eyeballing her food once it arrived, her stomach growled. It was obvious she was hungry now. She hadn't eaten once during the war, or the trip their or back. Which really wasn't good for her, it made her power weaker when she was weaker.

Looking up when Yushiro asked his question about her choice of healthy food. [#FBB004 "Well... I've always been one for treating my body with respect...but now it is especially important."]
She was a health conscious yoga instructor before all of this happened.
[#FBB004 "The way I heal takes a very vigorous toll on my body, and I need to keep it in peak condition...As my own health lessens so does my power."]
[#FBB004 "When I heal, I absorb the other person wounds... In the battle we had patients who had lost limbs... When I heal them, my own limb will fall off. Then regrow, as theirs regrows...the whole science behind it is weird...If I touch someone and they have a diseases or virus, I will absorb it from them. They will no longer be sick, and depending on the sickness my body will cure itself in a day or more."]

[#FBB004 "And if my health isn't up to standard, the cells in my body that make this happen, will get weaker. Making it more dangerous for me to operate because I could become unsuccessful."]

She nodded her head as she finished explaining and then continued to eat her food.

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[i She nodded her head, she respected that he so greatly wanted to do things on his own. That he was determined to do his own work, it spoke a lot about his character to her. He didn't seem to want to take from others, even when it was offered. Maybe she could trust him with her identity.]

[i She thought about his questions for a moment, sipping her own drink, she went around the corner, sitting in the bar stool next to him. Stirring the drink lazily pushing her straw with one finger. Her hand resting on her chin. [#56A944 "You just...seem different than everyone else trying to play the political game...You and I seem to have the same opinions..."]]
[i [#56A944 "I was taught to trust my gut...and well you give me a good feeling."] she simply said, her eyes looking towards the liquid she stirred.]

[i She was surprised he hadn't noticed the the fact that the symbols all of the place were the royal sigil. They were on the flags that hung outside the castle, and waved in the parades. On the royal text books in the academy they attended.]
[i [#56A944 "Do you really now know who I am? Or are you playing dumb? Be honest."]]
  Lypophrenia / 2y 202d 17h 19s
[center [h3 Getting Fired Up]]

[center [b Kanzaki was going head to head at Alex. Though the man found himself a bit distracted by something above. Kanzaki had started to give a sly chuckle toward Alex.]]

[center [+darkblue Heh heh... oh I get it, Alex.]]

[center [b Kanzaki gave a chuckle and it wasn't long before the bout was over. He offered a small apology to Claire after the bout. Though the victory was short-lived for Kita had come for a rematch. Although now she had a new partner!]]

[center [+darkblue Let's do it, boss! Shirudo right? I'll try to go easy.]]

[center [#eb99ca I wouldn't recommend that.]]

[center [b Kanzaki had come in charging in as Shirudo offered her radiant smile. Kanzaki clashing into her as she raised her hands up guarding him. She slid back grunting without her royal arm shield or armor? This proved to be though but she managed to keep him back. She wasn't as good on her feet as Ken but she did have more experience then Kanzaki still. She managed to hold her ground against the hulking brute. In time he wasn't even able to push her back though she couldn't really do much to push him back either.]]

[center [b Though it seemed this time Kita had found a way to best Mally. Mally had been sent over flailing and falling the two falling back together. Kanzaki had felt something for a brief moment. Was it... Her... No, it couldn't have been right? Kanzaki had blinked blushing as Mally got up again. Kanzaki wasn't exactly pushy so he didn't follow Mally the first time. Although this time? He wanted to make sure she was all right. He had offered Kita and Shirudo a wave.]]

[center [+darkblue You two were as vicious as you are cute. Good game!]]

[center [#eb99ca Bye Kanzaki and good game!]]

[center [b Kanzaki had gotten out of the pool. He followed Mally at least to the locker it was then he stopped and waited for her. He figured he'd let her get dressed by herself of course. Maybe he should get dressed too? He'd dry off at the least maybe after she got out he'd ask her if she wanted to hang out. He wasn't sure why but he just was a little bit worried about her. It was probably just him being silly though.]]

[center [h3 Free At Last]]

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[center [b Claire had gotten out of the pull herself. She had gotten a seat it wasn't too far off from Alex. Though honestly, she would have dived into any seat she was ready to relax.]]

[center [+lightblue Free, at last, I'd like to do something with a little less exercise. Gotta wonder if this place has gotten something like a home theatre.]]

[center [h3 I Mean..]]

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[center [+purple I do but uhm..]]

[center [+blue You wanted one of us to carry you there didn't you?]]

[center [+purple Heh heh... maybe but at the same time I did want friends to explore with! Using my power is boring! I hate knowing where to go or what people are thinking all the time! I enjoy the mystery!]]

[center [+blue Be grateful you can turn it off at least. Just don't do it so much you forget you have the option lass.]]

[center [+purple Wah! Raine carry me pwease!]]

[center [b Ken had nodded to Raine with his usual dorky smile.]]

[center [#a51d29 Yes well after you all get dressed Ariadna will take you all to your rooms don't worry. I can't promise any piggyback rides though.]]

[center [+purple Awe man!]]

[center [b Ken had than began to escort each of them to a shower. One by one it seemed they were growing tired. Claire herself had even come along with Raine and Rose she seemed ready to get dressed as well. Though before Rose left she looked at Shiloh giving his orders.]]

[center [+purple Okay "Dad"]]

[center [b She laughed teasingly as she went off to go get dressed. Though she was feeling a bit lazy and taking her sweet time getting there.]]

[center [h3 Girls Locker Room]]

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[center [b Alvin had blushed sitting beside Peyton. If he got caught in here hopefully he could explain? Or say something before they started undressing. It may have been a hilarious misunderstanding in Anime. Although in real life? Not so much nope that'd be downright embarrassing.]]

[center [b Alvin had nodded listening to her with a soft smile on his face.]]

[center [+green I-I.. Well, I understand they are easy jobs. Even if they aren't... I couldn't do nothing right? I-If Romalia or Tristania fell? There would be no safe places left to go. N-Not that I-I'm s-saying a-anything as cheesy as the world is relying on me! J-Just that... I-I'd gotta do my part to prevent that f-from happening. They just come from... A more sheltered life they don't mean any harm. A-Also on a side n-note... Me and V-Vincent we have err... A weird sense of humor I'm sorry a-about that.]]

[center [b Alvin had blushed hearing she had loved him too. He reached out holding her hand softly leaning in to kiss her cheek softly.]]

[center [+green Y-You.. Are fine I understand I just want y-you to be happy. It was a s-safe bet I doubt they'll think much of it. T-They probably would just think you've been through a lot. Which i-is kinda true.]]

[center [b Alvin smiled a little more comfortably holding her hand. He normally didn't stutter so much around her. Least not since them hanging out on the ship. This was just... Their first serious conversation as a couple so he was getting a bit antsy. That being said he couldn't help but feel safe around her.]]

[center [b Alvin had nodded getting up Peyton was right. Though as he was beginning to head out. He heard Claire and Rose talking well mostly Rose.]]

[center [+purple I'm beat! I can't wait to get this top off it's way too tight honestly! Hey Claire! I noticed Alex couldn't stop staring at you~]]

[center [+lightblue Ugh shut up and let's just get into some clothes.]]

[center [b Crap! What should he do? Just come out? Say he was in the wrong locker? What if they didn't believe him? They'd think he was going through their clothes?! Oh man, he was always so quiet well... Rose could read his mind, right? See what the truth was? Would the other girls just think Rose was being nice and covering for him? Mally even thought she was interrupting something between him and Peyton. What to do... He thought about hiding but he took a deep breath. No just come out and tell them wrong locker. Rose will know he was talking to Peyton right? He had rushed out of the locker raising his hands to the girls.]]

[center [+green Sorry! Don't get undressed yet! I just needed a moment to talk to Peyton!!]]

[center [b He sputtered out his face plastered red. Claire had raised an eyebrow and Rose was couldn't help but giggle.]]

[center [+purple A moment huh?]]

[center [+lightblue Ugh as long as it was not next to my clothes.]]

[center [+green N-No we were just talking! You can even ask Rose! She'll check! I-I... I'll let you all go now!]]

[center [b Alvin stammered the whole time his volume was loud and not under his control. Loud and nervous he began to walk away as Rose and the others began to enter the locker.]]

[center [+purple By the way guys he was telling the truth. Oh! Hi Peyton! Hi Mally!]]

[center [h3 Tired Captain]]

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[center [b Styles had ruffled Raine's hair before kissing her forehead. That was before getting dressed of course as the men and women separated to go and get dressed. Styles wasn't as lively as he was getting dressed the first time. He was sure Ren and Kanzaki would debate about sizes. It seemed Kanzaki wasn't happy with the quick judgment without "certain" factors. Styles hadn't really the energy to dive into this one.]]

[center [b The men had gotten dressed after a quick shower. It was then the men and women had begun to follow Ariadna to their quarters.]]

[center [b Ariadna had given them a tour with several instructions almost like they were a class on a field trip. Kanzaki had raised his hand to match such atmosphere. Of course, he had begun to speak anyway to the tour guide.]]

[center [+darkblue Question who do we talk to if we want our lovely tour guide to come and keep our beds warm? Do we like sign a form or?]]

[center [b Kanzaki grinned widely as Styles smirked shaking his head. Shirudo and Ken couldn't help but hold their stomach's laughing. It earned the worlds biggest eye roll from Claire that was for sure.]]

[center [+blue Aye lad I'm afraid Ariadna has better uses of her time I'm afraid.]]

[center [+darkblue Awe darn! Okay fine I can settle with her visiting though!]]

[center [b Styles couldn't help but chuckle a bit as he placed his arm around Raine.]]

[center [+blue He's a strange lad isn't he?]]

[center [h3 Lively Kids]]

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[center [b Ken had heard out Ariadna as he gave her a pat on the shoulder. He knew to keep an eye on Mally to make sure she didn't have any health issues. Maybe she was shy about them? One thing he knew was Ariadna wasn't crazy. Shirudo had come over to as Ken waved her way. He knew Shirudo would believe Ariadna as well.]]

[center [#a51d29 Had fun lady Shirudo? Ariadna is about to help our guest to their quarters wish to join us?]]

[center [#eb99ca Sounds fun!]]

[center [b Shirudo exclaimed as they waited for the kids to shower and get dressed. As the "tour" began it wasn't long before Kanzaki was making the moves on Ariadna again. Why was he giving her such a hard time he wondered? Ken was surprised Ariadna hadn't yelled at the boy yet. Though that might change soon.]]

[center [b The one by the name of Claire and slapped his arm as she looked to Ariadna.]]

[center [+lightblue Ignore him he's just an idiot.]]

[center [+darkblue Hey not nice! I just thought if she got bored she could hang out with us!]]

[center [+lightblue Yeah sure and if that was true she's got a job. She doesn't have time to mess around with us.]]

[center [b Ken couldn't help but chuckle at how lively the group was.]]

[center [#a51d29 Well I hope you enjoy your stay here right lady Shirudo?]]

[center [#eb99ca Mhm!]]

[center [b It wasn't long before they dropped the group off of there. Shirudo had given papers to the ones who offered taking missions. A reminder to get up early for tomorrow and report in. Kyuti may have something for them or she may decide to instead let them rest a bit longer.]]

[center [+darkblue Ahh yes our first missions! I'm ready!]]

[center [+brown I am surprised but I feel the same way.]]

[center [+darkblue Really!? All right Eric let's see who can finish their first job first you or me! Though it looks like here we can form squads! At least one partner but you are allowed up to four! Oh man, I wonder... All I know is I don't want Kita or Alvin! Instead, I'll beat you guys to it this time! You'll see!!]]

[center [h3 Back To Work]]

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[center [b Shirudo and Ken had begun to leave the quarters. Looking behind them to see if Ariadna was keeping up.]]

[center [#eb99ca They sure gave Ariadna a hard time didn't they? At least the one male had hehe. Although... I'm worried about them charging back to the battlefield after everything.]]

[center [#a51d29 Kanzaki? Yeah, he did and as for the other thing? It could be bad for their mental well being. I was sad to hear that Re-- Err Alvin's old friends and mother would have to stay somewhere else in the castle. He'll get a chance to say goodnight to them at least. I hope he finds a way to balance and work and giving those three attention. Not all the kids here are so fortunate to have a piece of home. It'll be good for the kid in rehabilitating.]]

[center [#eb99ca Yeah it will as for squads I hope they work together well. I wish we had the manpower to ensure each squad had a real captain. Perhaps an instructor? Just to help them get around?]]

[center [#eb99ca I'm afraid a well-detailed map with directions will have to suffice. I'm sure they'll manage just fine Shirudo.]]

[center [b "I hope so," she thought to herself she wanted them all to be safe. She'd hate them to make it now just to get hurt on Romalian soil. She prayed for all of their safety tomorrow.]]

[center [h3 Time to Relax]]

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[center [b Everyone had made themselves comfortable. Getting into either PJ's or casual clothes Eric had looked around checking up on everybody. He was surprised to find their weapons and armor found in a compartment. Eric had opened up the large compartment and Alvin had bolted right over, taking the blade to his side. He was eager to keep the blade in his room. Even though most of them were fine keeping it in the compartment.]]

[center [+brown Alvin it's okay to keep it in there bud.]]

[center [+green I-I.. What if i-it gets lost?]]

[center [+brown You can always get a new one little buddy!]]

[center [+green I-I..]]

[center [+darkblue A new one! No way that is Durandel! State of the art metal! Tristania technological breakthrough. Second only to Zero's blade "Excalibur" Durandel is light but durable! Sharp and reliable it's not too light though right? A hefty longsword the legends say-]]

[center [+lightblue We get it nice sword just let the kid take it in his room.]]

[center [+green T-Thank you.. C-Claire..]]

[center [+lightblue Huh? Err.. Yeah sure it's whatever.]]

[center [b Eric smiled to see Claire showing a softer side to Alvin. It was nice to see the two of them get along. Kanzaki was pestering Alvin about the sword as he chuckled softly.]]

[center [+brown Alvin we need to get our sparring matches back on track! You gotta teach me remember bud?]]

[center [+green Of course!]]

[center [+darkblue Awe man I need a sparring partner! Well... I need a partner for tomorrow's mission in general! Hey boss! Want to go with me tomorrow?]]

[center [+green Oh yeah! Eric, what say you me and Peyton? I know Raine's not going but it'd be fun right?]]

[center [b Eric smiled to see Alvin talking to him so openly. It brought the tall male a lot of happiness. He ruffled Alvin's hair as he shook his head.]]

[center [+brown I have to decline like Kanzaki I'm trying to catch up with you. I was actually going to ask Kita if she'd go with me. That's if she'd have a rookie like me along. You two take it easy though okay?]]

[center [+green Oh... Okay you too Eric.]]

[center [b Eric had waved at Peyton and Alvin before walking over to Kita.]]

[center [+brown Hello chief can I ask you a question? Tomorrow when we break up into squads. I just want to make sure but could we go? The two of us? I'm sure you could teach me a lot. I'd love to catch up to Alvin as soon as possible. I don't want to make you and him do the heavy lifting you know what I mean?]]

[center [b Eric said as he gave a small laugh chiming like a bell. As he rubbed the back of his neck looking her way with a cheerful smile.]]

[center [h3 "Dangerous"]]

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[center [b Clyde and Midori were laughing and talking as they enjoyed their ice cream. He couldn't help but tease her a bit. Her face was kinda cute all red. All though it seemed she was going to strike back herself.]]

[center [+lightgreen A man without secrets huh? Well here's one secret you drive me crazy.]]

[center [b He tapped her nose as she stuck her tongue out. He chuckled a little almost bursting into full-on laughter. His cheeks were a tint of red, however. He stopped a moment as the two were smiling along. His thoughts caving in.]]

[center [b Clyde had looked back to Midori putting another smile on his face. He wasn't sure what that was. He just... having all this fun reminded him more and more of... "No, it doesn't matter" he decided to kick the thoughts out and try to relax. He kept his guard up but he'd have a little fun no harm.]]

[center [+lightgreen So where to next "Milady?"]]

[center [h3 Healthy Diet]]

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[center [b Yushiro had ordered a salad with water and a small portion of cut chicken. He ate often but kept it light and within the confines of his diet. It was part of his training and staying in shape.]]

[center [+darkblue I took you here I'd feel it poor edicate to leave you in the garden. It's also required a member of "HEROES" be present. Despite you having a higher rank than me it is from a different faction.]]

[center [b He said as he began to eat his food looking back at Felicity.]]

[center [+darkblue I see you too eat carefully is this too keep in shape as well? I never figured you one to favor physical prowess over fine food. Is this to improve as a fighter?]]

[center [b He asked the naive Yushiro had felt that was the only real reason to eat healthily. Things like "looking or feeling great" didn't really cross his mind.]]

[center [h3 Zero]]

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[center [b Zero had scratched his cheek looking away with his stern expression still present.]]

[center [i I was unaware I had acquired a reputation at that time. I had heard of you as well.]]

[center [b Zero had remembered the times she brought up. In that arena the hardships and trials they faced.]]

[center [i I was still a kid learning what to do. You too kept me focused on the task at hand.]]

[center [b That was it and now here he was looking for Clyde. Where could he be? Perhaps Zero could try calling him. Except for the man never kept a cell on him. Zero didn't trust keeping a cell on his person. So he figured he'd scour the area and ask questions. Sadly that turned out to be more of a hassle than helpful. Surrounded by civilians asking him questions and favors. He was a soldier, not a celebrity he wasn't one for signing autographs. Though to get a few answers about the man he was looking for. he had to indulge them. This too was part of the job of becoming Trisania symbol of peace. Though Zero wasn't quite as good at this part.]]

[center [h3 Dreaming]]

[center [b The king had held his beloved close as he let his dreams and thoughts drift to another time. It was important to get rest tomorrow was a big day after all.]]

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[center [b Simon had nodded as she offered him another drink. He was impressed by her knowledge and he didn't hide that fact with his facial expressions. He tried out her new drink not coughing it up this time. He gave her a nod it seemed fine but he didn't think he'd make much of a habit of it.]]

[center [+gold Notes? Thank you but I'm afraid if I can't do it then I'm better off failing. I can't rely on others to advance further in this world. If I do I'm not any better than those who scorned me in our clan. I have to do this on my own pass or fail.]]

[center [b He said sternly though he wasn't trying to be rude to her. When she offered him a sweet drink he had picked up chugging it down as he looked down at the glass.]]

[center [+gold Can I ask why you'd go so far? To help me? I don't really have any way of paying you back. I don't have money or prestige so why?]]

[center [b He let a fraction of a smile curl on his lips as she hit his glass. Hitting hers back he was surprised to see a noble so laid back. Not that even he himself was exactly the most "Casual" man though he was self-aware of that fact.]]

[center [h3 OOC]]

[center [b I wasn't a hundred percent sure but you meant Kanzaki and Mally kissing by mistake right? If not I'll edit my post ^^]]

[center [b Also for those becoming bounty hunters can handle raiders. Or they can stick with simpler jobs. Or take another day off depends what you want for the characters that joined. Even if multiple squads go to handle the raiders they'll probably be stationed at different task/assignments.]]
  Kanzaki Muller / Hiragana / 2y 222d 19h 12m 40s
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Mally just nodded her head, when asked if she was okay. It wasn't like her to draw attention to herself. Besides, she was setting things up with the doctors, it was nothing to worry about.
No one needed to be troubled with it.

She looked around, and that's when she motioned to attack Claire and Alex while Kita and Shirudo took on Raine and Styles.
Their match didn't last as long, but Mally liked that Claire put up a fight.
They were pushing at each other. When Mally suddenly did something pretty fast and out of the blue.
Using her hands she jabbed Claire twice in the chest, then suddenly swiped a leg out at her, swinging it over Kanzakis head, so she was sitting on shoulder. Her foot pressed hard on Claires shoulder and sent her falling back.

She nodded [#EC871C "You put up a good fight Claire."] her monotone voice sounded a little less monotone like she may have been enjoying herself. She turned to Kita and Shirudo.
[#EC871C "I beat you once Kita...do you really wanna do this again?"]
she asked, her head maybe filling up a little bit cocky now.

She gently swung her leg back over so she was sitting on both of Kanzaki's shoulders again.

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Kita smiled at Shirudo, and found herself blushing just a little. This girl just radiated positive energy. Just like Eric.
[#EC0E37 "Let's go!"] she rumbled competitively at Mally, who seemed to be getting a bit full of herself.
She knew how Mally played now, and knew what to do to stop her.

[#EC0E37 "Stand your ground Shirudo, Kanzaki will try to knock you off your balance...he's a little sneak so watch his feet."] she advised her team mate as they moved towards the enemies.
Well, opposite team, not enemies. Just friends, just a game.

Kita came in quick, to try to knock Mally off first, but Mally's flexibility allowed her to move all of which ways, with Kanzaki's sturdiness supporting it. Shirudo was proving to be more steady and balanced than Eric so far, and it was helping her keep up.

Kita jabbed at Mallys side then palmed her shoulder, hard, and watched the girl fling backwards, but she recovered.
Kita held on and took a few hits and pushes herself but didn't slip yet.
This went back and forth for a little while, but eventually Kita got an opening and was able to push both shoulders at the same time. Sending Mally slidding off.

As Mally fell backwards, she flailed her arms and pulled Kanzaki down with her. In her tossing and chaos of falling, for a moment she thought she felt lips against hers. Trying to open her eyes to see, but it was blurry and soon they both surfaced. Her face was red, and she took a few deep breaths.
Did they just kiss? On accident?
Mally looked at Kita and pushed her own wet hair back.[#EC0E37 "Good game."] she wasn't a sore loser, just a sore winner.

[#EC0E37 "I think I am done with the pool."] she stated as she climbed out and walked to the locker room.
Where Peyton was sitting talking to Alvin.
Mally stopped, dripping wet and looked at the two.
[#EC0E37 "Did I interrupt something?"] she turned her head a bit then blinked.

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Alex honestly wasn't focusing much when Mally and Claire were battling. He had mistakenly looked up, and saw something he liked. His face flushed as he quickly looked back down. Kanzaki probably saw that, and if the kid said anything he'd kick his nuts.
Alex started shuffling his feet under water, to dodge and get at Kanzaki. Neither of them were standing still.

Soon though they lost and, and Alex giggled a small bit as Claire tumbled. What a supportive team mate, he chuckled.
[#D23F0B "Hey, we tried."] he smiled and shrugged before he pulled himself out of the pool, and sat down on a bench. His long hair was dripping wet now. He was kind of tired, and hoped they would wrap this up soon.

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Raine nodded her head and smiled, looking at the sleepy Ren next to them all.
[#6495ED "You have the powers to find our room, do you not?"]
[#6495ED "tsk tsk...Lazy lazy."]

Raine turned her head to Ken [#6495ED "Ken, can you show us the way to where we will be staying. It's the under ground bunker is what Kyutie and Silas said."] She asked in her sweet voice.

[#6C80A3 "We should probably all get dressed..."] Ren chimed in through a yawn. Pointing out everyone was still in dripping wet bathing suits.

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Shiloh had laughed at Raines exchange with Styles.

He agreed with Ren on changing, and headed to the locker room, everyone else had joined.

[#8147A0 "Shower off the pool chemicals everyone."] he said, almost a little fatherly. The locker rooms had showers and baths in them.

He stepped under a shower head and turned it on. He left his swimsuit on, no need to take it off. That way the swimsuit also got rinsed off.
He wrung his hand's through his hair and it was nice to shower. The pool was refreshing but nothing beats a hot shower.

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Peyton sat up right when she heard Alvin, and saw him sit down.
He just waltzed right into the girls locker room.
Her face red, she was embarrassed he noticed, and embarrassed he followed her.
She listened to him then sighed.
[#8A2BE2 "I don't like that she's trying to tell you what to do...I get it's because she's your friend and she cares but..."] she growled a little bit.
Was she being jealous? Over-protective?
[#8A2BE2 "S-she has no right...You're capable, you're strong. You wouldn't be here if you weren't...And some bounty hunting jobs are walks in the park compared to what we've had to fight through."]

She sighed, she wasn't even too sure how to explain why she was upset. [#8A2BE2 "I-I...I feel like I can't explain it the right way no matter how I try to word it..."]
Looking to the floor, she moved her foot back and forth anxiously.
[#8A2BE2 "I-I love you too...and I want to like your friends...I-it just takes me a while to warm up to people I guess..."] she bit the inside of her cheek.
[#8A2BE2 "A-and I walked away because I am trying to work on this anger thing...because it messes with my powers."]

She looked up as she heard Mally's voice suddenly. Her face flushed.
[#8A2BE2 "N-No! We were just talking."] she quickly yelped and then stood up.
[#8A2BE2 "Alvin... you should get out...this is the girls locker room...We can finish talking later..."] she said softly pushing him out of the locker room, but gently.

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She had crossed her arms and pouted. Mally was playing innocent, and now Ariadna looked crazy. Her cheeks puffed out a bit, and she stomped her foot.

Ken had come and talked to her though, her face flushed a little. She liked his reassurance but wouldn't admit it. [#2A058C "I-I know I saw something..."] she at first was loud, but then suddenly veered off quietly and continued to pout for a bit.

Sitting off on the sidelines, she blinked when it was finally over, it was time to go to bed. They all moved to the locker rooms together and that reminded her of something.
[#2A058C "You all have changes of clothes for you in your rooms. Pajamas, and a casual set of clothes. Donations from Kytuie she picked them all out herself. If anything doesn't fit, you can just tell her. She tried to guess her best what your sizes would be. She did the same for the boys."]

[#2A058C "So you can shower here, get dressed but once we get you to your rooms in the bunker we've arranged for you guys, then you can change into Pajamas and we can have your current clothes washed for you."] she smiled and changed herself back into her usual uniform, after a quick rinse in the showers of course.

Stepping outside of the locker room she waited for everyone else. Then they'd escort them, and she'd find herself in bed as soon after.

They guards and captains quarters happened to be all on the same hall, as the underground entrance bunker, in the back hall of the castle.
It was rather advanced looking because, it was built after the war with funding from Tristania.
They'd have their own showers down here too, kitchen, large living room, and a room for each one of them. The rooms weren't super huge but consisted of enough walking space and queen sized bed. The kitchen was stocked, and the living room had games, Tv and other things in it.
So when they weren't working on jobs, they could relax down here. It was their own space. Plus with the war, they may have to hide here for a while at time in case Tristania has to come back to Romalia.

Ariadna clasped her hands once everyone was present and lead the way with Ken and Shirudo.

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Midori rolled her eyes and laughed. [#F741B4 "Well a man with no secrets...What a dream."] she scoffed a bit, and smiled. Everyone has a secret they don't want anyone to know about. Though her face had flushed and she was also trying to play it off. Hoping what she said would distract from her pink face.

Though he made another comment, and before her face could even turn it's normal color again it got hotter. Redder now she just rolled her eyes and then smirked at him. What a little sly dog his was, but no one else was around. It was safe for them to flirt a little right?

He insisted on paying her back, and as she opened her mouth to protest he had leaned in and licked on her ice cream. She made an "O" face as her eyes glared playfully. [#F741B4 "Woah...Well no not necessarily, if I can just do this..."] she grinned evilly.
Grabbing his ice cream cone, her fingers wrapped around it and on top of his. She pulled the cone close, pulling him a little bit closer simultaneously.
She stuck her tongue out and stared at him as she took her own lick of his ice cream. Making hers slow and exaggerated and once she was done she stuck her tongue out.
[#F741B4 "Meeeh!"] she teased a bit.
[#F741B4 "Now we are even again."]

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[#FBB004 "I am glad you understand."] she said softly with a smile.

He had brought her then to a place in the castle grounds. She didn't know a place like this existed in the barracks but she hadn't been here long. She entered and it wasn't super busy, but definetly some chatter was going on. That was fine with her, it wasn't obnoxiously loud.

A woman had come over to chat them up, and she blinked. Not keeping up very well. [#FBB004 "I work with him."] she added at the end of the conversation, responding to who she was and that she wasn't his sister.
[#FBB004 "Soup, Salad, and bread please."] she was a light eater. Healthy and small frequent portions. It kept her immune system up which helped her power.

[#FBB004 "I'd like to see the Gardens when we are doing eating...You don't have to stay with me, but I'll be going there."]
she said softly glancing at the double doors. She'd love to see this garden, gardens where something she always loved. Plants, and wildlife.

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She nodded her head [#F64408 "I joined your squadron late and you had a reputation already...I was impressed and so I worked really hard to make you notice me...It didn't always go as planned and a couple times you had to rescue me."] she chuckled.

Placing her hand on her chin as she listened to him, with adoring eyes. She smiled when he left, and placed a hand on her heart.
That man has her heart.

She couldn't really place when and how she fell for him, but she did know she had always liked him. From the start, the day they met and he was so happy to talk to her. The hard times the went through in the arenas together. He was always there, always protecting her.

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The King and Queen were cuddled up together under blankets, and snoring.
It was always nice to get to relax together.

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[i Evelynne nodded her head when Simon shared his fun fact. [#56A944 "This I know yes, I was there for that council...So you wish to be in charge?"] she cocked her head.]
[i Maybe she should keep her identity to him a secret, who knows what would happen if he became aware she was next in line to the throne here.]
[i She smirked watching him drink, maybe she'd start him off on something light then. Pitting that he wasn't a big drinker. Neither was she, but she had gotten into it a little bit lately. She more liked tastier drinks, then just getting drunk.]

[i She pranced around the bar, and loosened her tie and collar, rolling her sleeves up too. She grabbed an ale for him instead. Handing it to him, she popped the top with a bottle opener.]
[i [#56A944 "This should be easier to drink, it's got a low alcohol content and is pretty tasty."] she offered a small smile and then sipped on her own drink.]

[i Evelynne tilted her head to look at the man when he went on to talk about his class. [#56A944 "Yeah don't mind my servants, I have worry wart parents...so they're under orders but they listen to what I say still."]]
[i [#56A944 " Interesting, I one day hope to be apart of solidifying alliances between all kingdoms one day...I took that class a year ago. If you need any help with it...Let me know, I Aced every quarter of it. I may still even have some journals...I keep excellent notes."] she spoke of her own dream, but kept it less detailed. If she included that she really had an in to that kind of power, it'd reveal who she was. She couldn't decide if she wanted him to know or not. Part of her was suspicious of being used by him. Another part thought it may be good for him to know, they could work together then later down the road, they seemed to maybe had similar goals and be on the same side.]
[i Sipping her drink, she finished and bounced around to a bottle of wine. Opening it, she poured two glasses.]

[i [#56A944 "Here, this is also an easy drink. It's a sweet wine, and it's one of my favorites."] she smiled cheer's a little she tapped his glass with hers and threw a few gulps back.]
  Lypophrenia / 2y 224d 17h 23m 16s

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