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[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.]
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[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.]]
  RR / Knight- / 163d 21h 43m 4s
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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.]]
  RR / Knight- / 176d 15h 2m 16s
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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 / 177d 7h 39m 13s
[center [h3 Kanzaki]]

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[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- / 184d 19h 12m 42s
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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 / 251d 20h 34m 22s
[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 / 271d 22h 46m 43s
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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 / 273d 20h 57m 19s
[center [h3 Concern]]

[center [b It was a hard struggle and Ken had managed to stay one step ahead of Kanzaki. However, Mally had eventually found a strange opening. Ariadna had exclaimed she was bleeding. Kanzaki had his cocky smirk to Ariadna and Ken cut short when he looked up to Mally. Her usual "no it isn't" it appeared to be gone too. Was Ariadna imagining it? Kanzaki had still decided to ask Mally.]]

[center [+darkblue Are you okay sweeth- I mean cutie?]]

[center [b He looked away before looking back at her. Sweetheart? The boy was a flirt sure but.. Well had he called a girl sweetheart before? So why did it feel strange calling Mally that? He does try to stay away more intimate name calli-]]

[center [b He shook his head to kick the thoughts out. He looked back to Mally with a flirty smirk. It was then she headed over to Kita offering an alliance. Sounded like a pretty damn good idea! Kanzaki had given a nod looking at the other team.]]

[center [+darkblue What do you say, big guy?]]

[center [h3 New Partner]]

[center [pic http://i.imgur.com/dni91zU.jpg]]

[center [b Shurido had nodded with a soft smile as she charged forward toward Zack and Raine. Styles had tried a surprisingly straightforward charge as he slammed into Shirudo's body. It was almost like hitting a brick wall as he fell a bit dazed Shirudo had given a playful giggle as she shoved at him. Styles using his ability to slow his own perception of time he barely managed to avoid a humiliating defeat. It didn't take long before Kita had found ground on Raine however before he knew it Kita had knocked Raine over.]]

[center [+blue Aye you are as sturdy as they say on the sea's lass. "Guardian of the South"]]

[center [#eb99ca Hmm?]]

[center [b Shirudo had heard the title before but she didn't think her name had ever spread past Romalia before. She crossed her arms a bit curious as she tilted her head. Styles had made his way to Raine chuckling softly.]]

[center [b Shirudo had given a soft smile as she looked up to Kita and forward. She would stand on standby she wasn't sure how competitive her partner was. So she didn't wanna ruin her chances of winning by not giving it her best. Though Shirudo herself was actually having fun. It'd been awhile since the young woman got to focus on such things.]]

[center [#eb99ca Good work!]]

[center [b She said flashing her bright smile up at Kita.]]

[center [h3 Can't Win Em All]]

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[center [b Raine had come out the pool with that Styles had himself taken a dip out. He took a stretch as he saw her head to the sauna.]]

[center [+blue A sauna sounds nice right now doll.]]

[center [b He ruffled her hair to see that her brother was in the sauna. Following her, he saw the real reason she had come over. Doting as always she was.]]

[center [b Styles had given a soft chuckle as he leaned against a nearby wall. If Raine needed his help she would ask but he wouldn't get in the way of family matters. Styles was possessive however he knew when to give a young woman to herself if she so required it.]]

[center [h3 A Team]]

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[center [b Eric had smiled as Erna made her comment about games. Shirudo had tried to apologize in her stead as Eric shook his head smiling.]]

[center [+brown It's a lot to admire that you work so hard. Romalia is lucky to have all of you. Though even heroes like you all gotta relax sometimes.]]

[center [b With that Eric gave a wave and headed to the sidelines of the pool. Eric was on the sidelines as he continued to cheer Kita on. She was his partner before after all. She had managed to knock Raine over as Eric jumped up cheering Kita on.]]

[center [+brown Nice work!]]

[center [b Though as Raine passed by to the sauna Eric had given her a smile and a thumbs up.]]

[center [+brown Good fight Raine!]]

[center [b Eric had stretched to look around. Styles and Raine were heading out but he wondered why Peyton and Alvin hadn't played either much or at all. He saw they were over at a table talking to Alvin's old friends. Eric had begun to walk over with a smile on his face. He wanted to make sure the two were okay. Maybe he'd go hang out with Raine after too if she was free. After all the four had started off as a team right?]]

[center [h3 "Kick Her Ass"]]

[center [pic http://i.imgur.com/V1e9qet.jpg]]

[center [b Kanzaki had come in charging like a bull. As he slammed into Alex with what felt like full force she felt a shake. She only knew two guys who could stand there and try to match up to Kanzaki head on. Alex and Eric even Alvin would simply avoid him and try a more aggressive tactic. She was surprised to see Kanzaki had pushed Alex back a bit. Why was she so surprised? W-Was it because she was starting to admire him? W-Well yeah! A-As a fighter I respect him! She felt her cheeks blushing as she shook her head.]]

[center [b Claire scoffed softly when he told her to kick her ass. It was an "I'm out of my league scoff" but here he was tackling a titan of a brute. She could at least try, right? Literally, the only two people she didn't wanna ever have to go against was Kita and Alvin. She could maybe take Kita by surprise and go for a more aggressive move she had flexibility. She had ducked and tried pushing at Kita. As she backed up hanging on Alex's neck with a single leg using the other to push at Kita's stomach. Then was her final gymnastic feet. Unlike Alvin, she couldn't guarantee something like this would work but it was all or nothing. She had jumped off of Alex taking her feet on Kita pushing with all her might to flip off of her. Landing back on his strong shoulders she stumbled and hung on his face with a shriek. She almost had fallen into the water.]]

[center [b Why was she trying so hard? Seriously what was the point? She looked back at Alex and his usual dumb smile. "Well... It'd be unfair to him if I didn't at least try"]]

[center [h3 Directions?]]

[center [b Rose had given a hefty sigh before returning to her usual peppy smile. As she hopped out of the pool taking a towel over her chest. As she shivered a bit she wasn't sure? She had saw Styles and Raine head to the sauna she had grabbed Shiloh's hand as an idea struck her.]]

[center [b She followed and had heard something about a bed. She had chirped in with her usual chipper tone.]]

[center [+purple Maybe we could find someone to give us some directions?]]

[center [b She said as she put her arm around Raine and Styles giving a wide grin. Styles had rolled his eye at her. He knew she was dumping all the work of finding where to go to Raine and Styles.]]

[center [+blue Nice work lass if you can't find your course stowaway on another ship aye?]]

[center [+purple Oh come on no more pirate comparisons! Please I just need a wittle help!]]

[center [b She pouted as she hit his chest as he started to laugh. The two were like siblings he had been looking out for her for some time now. It was probably how Styles understood Raine. How someone could be your sibling even if they aren't blood-related.]]

[center [+blue I'm sorry doll Rose can be a bit of lazy bum.]]

[center [+purple Hey!]]

[center [b Rose flailed further hitting him in his chest more as he laughed.]]

[center [h3 Discord]]

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[center [b Alvin had noticed that Peyton had raised an eyebrow at their strange humor. "Ways of the retard" Alvin knew how insensitive that could come off. He began to wave his hands frantically.]]

[center [+green N-No it's just a j-joke I-I'm sorry if we come off r-r-rude I--]]

[center [+pink Oh Peyton don't blame him he's just been hanging out with us for too long. I'm sorry if we come off a bit... Weird.]]

[center [b Vincent had followed with a nervous chuckle himself. She had commented on watching anime and Vincent had shot up asking "What shows" and ect though this was before Serah had started to lecture him. Alvin had noticed Peyton made a terrifying face toward Serah.]]

[center [b "Why? Was it cause Serah was... Lecturing me?" he thought to himself. He was flattered Peyton cared about him so much but worried she wouldn't like Serah. He supposed in comparison Serah was more of the worrier and Peyton was a bit more laid back. Course Serah had only seen the timid boy he was before sure he got into fist fights often but that was different than the arena. Eric had come over than wrapping an arm around Alvin as he ruffled his hair. Alvin had laughed softly a bit surprised by Eric. Most people Alvin would get nervous around but Kita, Peyton, Raine, Eric he felt.. Safe around them. Vincent had playfully quirked his brows.]]

[center [+blue Alvin did you... Replace me? Was I nothing to you? But our love and here you find... A new man? Is it cause he's tall and charming?]]

[center [b Alvin had giggled even more so as Eric extended a hand introducing himself to his friends.]]

[center [+brown Hello the names Eric it's a pleasure to meet you!]]

[center [b Though in the midst of all the chaos Alvin could tell Serah hadn't realized Peyton gave her a... Terrifying look. Serah was a bit ditzy and unaware and Vincent was extra excited too. Alvin noticed it though which what made her say next only worry him more. She had asked for a moment and everyone could tell she was not doing so well. Her tone spewed a venom about it. Alvin wasn't sure what was wrong not entirely anyway. She had taken off and Alvin wanted to rush by her side. Instead he slowly with caution had followed her. She had gone to a locker was this for the girls?! He shook his head as she sat down. She wasn't getting dressed she was just... Sitting there? Lost in thought? That isn't a good sign Alvin knew what happens when your thoughts come and take over. He was surprised to see that kinda thing happened to other people. Alvin had timidly entered the room almost flinching. He was afraid he'd be accused of peeping on her or she'd get angry for him being nosy. Sure he was her... Boy.. Boyf- wow that was even embarrassing to think. Though he was glad to have her he just was so shy at that aspect. He had stepped in sitting beside him. He had looked at her offering a timid smile.]]

[center [+green U-Umm.. I-I'd ask if... Y-Your okay... B-But I think we b-both know the answer to that. I'm k-kinda bad at this thing I admit... B-But what's wrong?]]

[center [b Wow skip the "What's wrong?" part? "Alvin are you crazy? That is an easy way to upset a woman right? No one wants to feel read like an open book. He wasn't trying to read her he just wanted to help her. Generic he knew but he did. He held at his arm as he looked away and then back at her.]]

[center [+green I know they are a-a-a bit goofy b-but I p-p-p-promise.. They don't mean harm ya know?]]

[center [b He took a deep breath this... Was his lover. He needed to turn the part of his brain off that kept his thoughts to himself. He couldn't be so reserved and stuttering everywhere when it came to her.]]

[center [+green C-Can I.. say what I'm thinking? I-I should right? I shouldn't stutter like an idiot in front of the girl I love. I trust you.. I feel safe around you. So I'm going to shoot.. From the hip here okay? I don't think anyone noticed but when Serah was lecturing me a bit. You looked... Well angry. I'm not entirely sure why though I have a few guesses but I can only know I guess umm.. God, I feel so awkward I wish I was smooth like Kanzaki ya know? Or had a tougher personality like Alex! Or more straightforward like Eri- Ahh I'm getting sidetracked. I just.. I know I'm not the smoothest guy around... B-But I'm here if you wanna talk about it and... I... I love you.]]

[center [b He looked at the ground waving his feet around as he looked back at her offering another shy smile. He took a deep breath holding his arm around her as he held her into his shoulder. He was a bit stiff and a bit sweaty but he wanted her to feel she could rely on him. He really hopes he didn't put her off by being so cheesy or mushy.]]

[center [h3 Earth To Aridna]]

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[center [b Ken had waved in front of Ariadna's face as she watched Mally and Kanzaki.]]

[center [#a51d29 Earth to Ariadna! I know they beat us but don't gotta stare. Or are we studying how to beat them next time?]]

[center [b Ken playfully teased her as he bumped his elbow into her.]]

[center [#a51d29 By the way... About that nosebleed? I believe you sure I didn't see anything but these kids have strange powers. Hell, the boy she's standing on can turn his body into a black metal like substance I've never seen. They gave her horns and despite most people would feel like monsters at that point. The two are here playing making the most of it. What I'm saying is with how crazy things are? I'm sure you saw you something I just wanted to let you know that pal.]]

[center [b He smiled as he patted her shoulder. Though it wasn't like an older brother Ken had seen Ariadna as his equal. She was a capable commander on the sea. He knew she didn't need reassurance she was plenty strong-minded. He just wanted her to know that her comrades believed her was all. That and not to think anything isn't impossible when it comes to these two.]]

[center [h3 Debates]]

[center [pic http://i.imgur.com/XURWxNi.jpg]]

[center [b Midori had continued to debate on why her ability made her an undesirable choice. Clyde had chuckled as he leaned in whispering.]]

[center [+lightgreen What if a man wanted you to find out who he was?]]

[center [b His voice flirtatious and his tone hushed. Though his eyes had widened as he backed up rubbing the back of his neck. What was that? He was normally so good about staying professional but friendly. To be fair since his time in school. He hadn't hung out with anyone outside of work. Was he starting to let his personality crack because he was having fun? Well, this is why he made himself look like a total joke. It didn't help despite his pretty face he was actually pretty argumentative when a pretty girl was hard on herself. He felt he had to prove something to her. "You aren't the guy for that I mean the person for that. Leave that to Jessica or someone you got way too much baggage to expect anyone wants your advice. Just try and be calm okay Clyde?"]]

[center [b Clyde had laughed as she commented on dying or turning to stone. He had nothing to worry about right? No matter how he complimented her she'd just curb him anyway. So maybe it was okay to be himself? If just for a bit? It was tiring to always have to act a certain way.]]

[center [+lightgreen Well than here's one guy who'd turn to stone looking at you milady.]]

[center [b He laughed as she nudged him. He didn't owe her huh? He nudged her back and shook his head.]]

[center [+lightgreen Not fair I gotta pay you back!]]

[center [b He laughed as he leaned over taking a lick of her ice cream with a "hmph" afterward.]]

[center [+lightgreen Now I gotta pay you back for taking some of yours right?]]

[center [b He chuckled a bit as the two continued to talk.]]

[center [h3 "Relax Knight"]]

[center [pic http://i.imgur.com/QlcgzVj.jpg]]

[center [+darkblue I believe I understand what you are trying to say.]]

[center [b Yushiro had nodded surprised the lady was content with the knight's barracks. He had begun to walk her there and it wasn't long before the two had made it Yushiro had shown his crest. Usually, those aside from "HEROES" or Knights were welcome aside from royalty of course. Yushiro had taken a seat along with Felicity. It was a tavern with stone and metal it was barren in the courtyard were practicing dummies. As many young squires practiced while others mediated and others ate. A few older gentleman sharing in older tales. Yushiro had pointed had two large doors in the courtyard.]]

[center [+darkblue The garden known as "Radiance" is that way.]]

[center [b It was then a waitress had walked up with a smile.]]

[center [+red Yup Yushy here loves that place only "HEROES" are allowed to go there. Though only Yushy really goes there. So are you having the usual Yushy? I know it's part of your strict diet but don't you get tired of the same thing Yushy?]]

[center [b He simply shook his head no to wanting something else. The waitress had peered over at his company as she chuckled.]]

[center [+red Ahh you brought a lady friend huh? We may serve food here but we aren't exactly a real restaurant here. I normally serve burly men in armor. Though I don't mind she has a pleasant face. I didn't see you being enraptured by the pretty flowery type. You think you know a guy-]]

[center [+darkblue Stop teasing her she just wants to eat. Felicity feel free to order whenever you want.]]

[center [+red Ouch! Shut down! Well knowing you Yushy it's probably something boring like your sister. So Felicity is it? What a pretty name! What do you want dear?]]

[center [h3 Impress?]]

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[center [i Impress.. Me?]]

[center [b Zero had tilted his head by her statement. She had wanted to impress him? He was surprised by that statement he knew he was not the most exciting man around so why him? He was always told he lacked "personality" though when he was around Nimue. She managed to make him feel that he was not a blank slate with power and responsibility. More than a blade and more than a duty he was a man under that armor. If a man was to have hopes and dreams and desires. Was it truly fair for them all to reside in another? For her to be his dream? His hope? His desire? Is such a longing possible? Is this what that saying means? "You complete me?" it wasn't long before Nimue had taken to planning the wedding. Zero had taken a bow for his bride to be.]]

[center [i I shall find my brother to see if he can help me with a few plans today darling.]]

[center [b He had leaned in kissing her cheek. His lips rough as usual he pressed deeper even planting a second kiss upon her cheek. It was then he had taken off to make as many appointments and plans he could today. Though before going he left one more sentence for her.]]

[center [i If it's any constellation you impressed me the first time we've ever talked. When we were in that dark and scary place you still.. Talked of dreams. I couldn't understand but I think I finally have come to see hope. To see a dream a desire you long for. For me that abstract concept is. Much more simple. It's simply you Nimue.]]

[center [b He said with a straight and forward tone as he made his leave.]]

[center [h3 Resting]]

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[center [b Afterwards Simon had found himself fast asleep. His wife had always found a way to tucker the young king out. As he held her to his chest fast asleep.]]

[center [h3 Memory Lane]]

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[center [+gold No I've never really drunk much I'm afraid.]]

[center [b He answered when she asked she had told him he'd write his professor? He frowned a bit he didn't want to imply he was here because she had status.]]

[center [+gold Don't worry about an excuse I'll figure something out. Close huh? Sounds like the prime minister to me. Fun fact did you know soon Romalia is going to change the conditions for their prime minister being put into power? Here one must have noble blood. Soon in Romalia even a commoner from another nation could become the prime minister. Though I doubt it'll actually happen.]]

[center [b It was then the woman had laid on thick. "A Royal Flush" she put a lot of extra emphasis on Royal. Before he really thought of it much he had taken a drink. As he started to cough a bit placing the drink down.]]

[center [+gold And to think father always found himself drinking. I suppose it's harder than it looks.]]

[center [b It was then that Evelyn had asked what class that was so important to take.]]

[center [+gold Your servants seem... Eager as for my class it's foreign politics. I plan to leave here one day. Maybe even land a job in Romalia. The Queen seems the reasonable sort with a good head on her shoulders. Her daughter Kyuti seems capable despite her young and naive appearance. If only Tristania realized the importance of aiding Romalia. I realize we, not the power to help others right now. Though Romalia's holy army is beginning to dwindle. One day we may have the stronger army at this rate. If they fall were all as good as dead. Course that might not even happen in my lifetime unless Albion makes a few more technological breakthroughs.]]

[center [b Sure there was a logical reason to help Romalia but Simon had taken the class for more reasons. He wanted to one day find a way the five kingdoms could live in peace. At least at one time that was his dream maybe even those who lived beyond the walls would be welcomed in. He wanted to help others but he knew such a thing was a child's fancy and nothing more.]]

[center [h3 Meanwhile]]

[center [b Back at Romalia Alvin had talked with Peyton for some time. As the group had played games for about two hours. Alvin and Peyton had kept on talking though it was then. The queen had sent guards looking for those who'd had enlisted to hand each of them a paper. She hadn't wanted to but if they wanted this life they had deserved to see what it was.]]

[center [b It had read]]

[center [i "Hello newly recruited mercenaries. You have been recruited to the royal Romalia task force. It appears raiders have taken a few outskirt supply routes during our battle with Germania. Though for those just joining us that not be your concern at the moment if you feel ill-prepared. We have more simple jobs as domestic forces are spread thin in handling crime and beast who've snuck past the walls."]]

[center [b Sincerely yours the head of mercenaries. "Ken Takakai"]]

[center [b It had stamped times one could report in. It seemed one could hold it off for another twenty-four hours before reporting in for duty.]]

[center [h3 It Begins]]

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[center [b On the top of Romalia castle had sat a small petite woman as she began laughing to herself. Her eyes glowing blue as she used her clairvoyance to scout ahead.]]

[center [+teal Bothersome Raiders never learn. All thoughhhh~ this may be my perfect chance to talk to Rexy.]]

[center [b Her laughter had vanished as she growled. She had used her clairvoyance to keep an eye on him and she wasn't pleased.]]

[center [+teal Love?! Love?!?!?! Her? Over me?!?! First that wolf tempts him with a nice rack and then he chooses her?! Grr!]]

[center [b She stomped as she took a deep breath showing a straight and monotone expression.]]

[center [+teal Calm Jessica calm, for now, we gotta work together. Remember the mission it won't be long. When this is all done and over with Rex will be yours. Maybe if I save his cute little face on his next mission. Awe or maybe I can play the damsel I've always wanted him to save me! Ooo so many ways to do this!]]

[center [b She squealed and giggled happily. She couldn't wait till it all began.]]
  Kanzaki Muller / Hiragana / 299d 21h 4m 17s
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Mally found herself shocked to have Ken and Ariadna approach them so boldy. She hadn't expected it, which had her already off guard. She also knew nothing of the two, which made this a bit harder.
Part of her wanted to check out their stats, but she felt using her royal arm might be cheating.

Biting her lip, she almost lost balance a few times. The fact that they were wet made this harder, as their skin was now slippery. The boys were pushing at each other below them as well instead of staying still. Each time Ken moved, so would Ariadna. Sometimes it wasn't beneficial, but Mally had the same problem with Kanzaki bellow her.

Mally felt herself, get some what jealous. The bit of her that could still sometimes feel. As Kanzaki yelled things at Ariadna, it slightly irritated her. Her head began to hurt, as she felt her emotions trying to come through. It felt like a battalion was ramming a wall inside her head. Trying to focus on the situation rather than what was going on in her head, she felt Kanzaki slip under her, she tried to adjust but Ariadna had given a strong push. Mally let go of the girls arms, and took a moment to regain her balance.

She looked up at Ariadna, her nose actually began to bleed. Something that happened when her emotions tried to come through the blocking her royal arm caused. [#2A058C "H-hey..."] Ariadna began to comment on it. When Mally just continued to charge, no one else had noticed her bloodied nose.
The blood on her face was distracting her opponent. Which gave Mally a new upper hand.

She came in fast, and pushed at Ariadna's shoulders, knocking the girl clean off Ken's shoulders.Taking the moment to wipe her nose before the girl resurfaced. [#2A058C "I-I was distracted her nose is bleeding!"] the short blonde pointed up at Mally, but blinked in surprise to see the blood gone.
[#EC871C "No it isn't."] she droned back in monotone.

Who was left? She looked around. Kita was with Shirudo, Alex and Claire, Raine and Zack.
Alex and Claire, Raine and Zack were making no effort to attack each other.
Mally had already defeated Kita earlier, it'd be no fun to fight her again.

[#EC871C "Looks like they've formed a team...Kita let's team up now."] she said, with virtually no enthusiasm in her voice, but she always sounded like that.

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Kita had smiled a bit, [#EC0E37 "Eric don't worry about it, it's just a game."] she laughed and patted his shoulder.

Soon she was teamed up with Shirudo, who had been quick to call put Kita on her shoulders. She had even gasped at suddenly being up in the air as Shirudo had gone between her legs under water. A slightly blush on her face, she simply smiled though and raised her fist in the air.

Shirudo asked where too, and just then Mally called for an alliance with them. Nodding her head [#EC0E37 "Let's get Raine and Zack. Mally you guys go get Claire and Alex."]
When Kita pointed Shirudo had charged forward, and the half wolf girl was bearing down on Raine. No matter what Raine was at a disadvantage because of the girls height, even on Zacks' shoulders.

But the small girl was stronger than she seemed, however it didn't take her long to knock the short girl off her captain's shoulders.
[#EC0E37 " Sorry lovies."] she frowned at the two losers, but followed up with a smile. [#6495ED "No fair...You have a height advantage."] Raine teased a bit, but she was laughing and smiling still.

Kita just smiled and laughed right along. Soon though she took back to focus. [#EC0E37 "Let's sit back, and take on who ever is left standing."]
she smiled to Shirudo, and was actually surprised at how sturdy and balanced the girl was. She was definitely sturdy than Eric. Maybe Eric could work on his balance with Shirudo while they were here.

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Raine had agreed to an alliance with Claire and Alex, but it didn't matter because soon they were charged by Kita and Shirudo. Mally was distracting Claire and Alex so they couldn't come help.
She wobbled a lot, and while she was able to push back and stay on for a bit, it didn't take Kita long to get in there and knock her off.
Plummeting into the water, she came back up, whipping her wet hair out of her face.

She had pouted at Kita, but still laughed and cheered. Raine was just a good sport, and had no competitive side to herself. It was all about having fun. Growing up in a large house filled with children of all ages taught her that.
She smiled at Zack [#6495ED "We did our best!"] She clapped her hands as she climbed out of the pool.

Where is Ren? She wondered looking around, she saw the Sauna, and guessed her brother may be in there.

She approached it and opened the door, she found him sleeping in the hot box. She smiled and shook him awake [#6495ED "Maybe we should find where we are staying soon and get you to a real bed."] she laughed a bit. Ren ruffled her hair as he yawned, and just simply nodded in agreement.

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Alex laughed when Claire insisted she was fine a top his shoulders.
It didn't take long for them to ally with Zack and Raine, but shortly after Mally finished of Ariadna, the duo came for them. They lost their back up because Kita had over powered Raine quickly, with no real struggle at all.

Alex wasn't surprised because Mally had seemed to be the attacker with Kanzaki this entire time. So he was ready, he was fairly sturdy, but balance was something he knew he lacked. So he tried his best to maintain some distance from Kanzaki because he knew the guy had quick dancers feet.

Putting all his and Claires weight in his legs, so it'd be hard to move them. He's strategy was to just basically be like a bolder, even if Kanzaki tried to get him to move, he'd do his best to just stay put.
[#D23F0B "Kick her ass Claire!"] he called up, but kept his eyes on Kanazaki not paying a whole lot of attention to what was happening up top.

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Shiloh flushed, realizing they were playing elimination after Rose mentioned it. [#8147A0 "Oh! I didn't know it was that serious...I would've tried harder."] he laughed it off and shrugged his shoulders.
[#8147A0 "Another time I am sure."] he said with a thumbs up.

Climbing out of the water he grabbed a towel near by and began to dry off. He was getting pruny now anyway. The exhaustion of travel was now kicking in. He looked to Rose and asked [#8147A0 "I know they said where we'd be staying but how do we even get there?"]

Underground, it felt odd. To have to hide like that, but it made sense. They were wanted fugitives of Romalias allies and also there was so many Refugees here any way. There probably wasn't room any where else anyway.

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Peyton was quick to move on from the subject, but after her eager journey over to his friends, she just found herself in another awkward situation.
She wasn't excited to see how eargerly Vincent was to talk speak well of Zero. But Serah had kicked him under the table, and Alvin had even said it was okay.
Peyton just remained silent though, and she stared at them all as they spoke and interacted.

At one point, Vincent had called Alvin and retard and made a joke of his stuttering. She seemed to take it more personally than Alvin did.
Be it a joke or not, she didn't like it. Though again, she just remained silently, trying to figure out how she felt about the two.
They were Alvins friends, so she did want to like them. But she still felt weird.

Peyton at one point raised an eyebrow. [#8A2BE2 " 'Ways of the retard?'"] she remarked. She didn't find that a super nice way for any of them to refer to each other or their shared interests like that. However, she couldn't make much judgement, but it seemed to be their thing.
She just didn't agree with it.
[#8A2BE2 "We watched some Anime on the way here."]
she shrugged her shoulders, they hadn't done any gaming. The most gaming experience she had, was she went to an arcade once.

Soon the subject changed to home, and him going back or them staying. Alvin mentioned he had a new job here has a merc.
Peyton felt herself glaring when Serah stood up and started to lecture him. One of her signature scary glares, that screamed she'd hurt the girl in a second. Her own fist clenched, and she wanted to stand up and knock the girl down.
But she didn't, she did her best to control herself. These were Alvins friends, and she needed to be nice.

When Serah apologize, Peyton just turned her head to the side and looked away from them all. Unclenching her fist, she needed to make sure she was calm before she spoke up.
This whole controlling herself thing, was hard.

Clearing her throat, she stood up
[#8A2BE2 "Excuse me."] she said in a cold voice, as she got up and headed to the locker room. The last thing she wanted to do was blow up at his friends.
They were coming from a place of concern, she knew that.
However, they didn't need to baby him.

Suddenly they're back in his life and they want to tell him what to do?
He survived for a long time without them, he didn't need to prove himself to them either.
It bothered her to see people doubtful of him and his abilities. She knew how capable he was, she knew he'd be fine. If anything, he'd be the protector of the others who were taking the jobs with him.
Did they not believe his reputation he had? Did they really want to see him in battle? Was not seeing him on the TV broad cast enough?
She remembered the first time she watched him fight. It was terrifying honestly, now she was used to it. She was even more violent herself now.

She walked around the locker room, pacing back and forth. Walking off her anger in a private place so she didn't look crazy or dramatic.
As she was finally calming down, she suddenly became anxious because how was she going to just walk back out there and sit down?
She'd have to explain herself right? Then she'd probably get angry all over again.
She thought about what words she'd use as she came back out
"Sorry, I needed to take a minute because you pissed me off."
"I have anger issues, sorry about that."

She shook her head and sat down on a bench.
Now what would she do? a long sigh escaped her lips.
Why was this so hard?

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Trudging out of the water she crossed her arms. Trying to get the fact that Kanzaki had called her cute and adorable all in one go. Trying to ignore that fact that Mally totally kicked her ass. As well, trying to figure out why the girl got a nose bleed, and just ignored it.
These people made no sense.

Dripping wet, she crossed her arms over chest and chewed at her lip. Watching the two in the water, she was jealous how good they looked together.

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Erna rolled her eyes when Shirudo said she'd scare them away. Then the man, she believed who went by Eric, offered her a chance to play.
She scoffed and turned to walk away [#8D33A7 "Games are for children."] she said in a cool tone, as she left and went into the locker room.

She ignored the girl on the bench, she believed her name was Peyton. Getting redressed in her own clothes, she then left again all together.
The rest of her evening would consist of walking rounds around the castle's inside then the outside. Around the refugee camps, to make sure everyone was okay.

Erna was the one who begged to over see the refugees. While Kyuti had a huge heart and wanted to let them in. Erna was the one who fronted the program. Erna was a refugee herself once, so her cold heart had a weak warm spot for these struggling people.
One of the reasons she could at least stand the fugitives they welcomed into the castle.

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Midori scoffed a bit. [#F741B4 "Most secrets can be kept just up in your head...but I could look up anything in public record. So criminal history, any history that you're apart of. Even if it's in the locked records, I could find it."]
[#F741B4 [b "If] I really wanted to."] she shrugged her shoulders.
Old her used to look up stuff about everyone she met, but she learned not all people could be held accountable to their pasts. So she stopped that habit, she wanted to know about who the person was now. Not who they were before.
It wasn't like she didn't have a shady past herself either.

As they walked out of the shop, he called her drop dead. She laughed and shook her head. [#F741B4 "Drop dead in a sense that if you stare too long you'll die or be turned to stone."] shaking her head. Though she had known what he meant, she refused to acknowledge it.
She didn't think herself pretty or attractive, by any means.
Despite frequent cat calls, and flirts trying to entertain her.
She just didn't see what every one else.

[#F741B4 "You owe me nothing, got it?"] she nudged him back as she licked at her ice cream.

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Felicty nodded her head. [#FBB004 "Well what is normal and exciting to a spider, is chaos to the fly."] she adjusted the metaphor a bit. Trying to explain better what she meant.
He might be dull, or not as exciting as the others but she preferred that. Rather than the loudness, and over bearing personality some people could have.
Simplicity was easier than complexity.

[#FBB004 "Then there we shall go."] she nodded and then let him lead her there. He had recommended the knights barracks, on the grounds it was quieter and there was also a garden.

Her stomach growled, letting them know it was time to get moving.

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The female pouted with a small frown looking at her own hand writting for a moment. [#F64408 "Really? It's awfully messy."] she chuckled a bit but then moved on.

Nodding she was happy to hear he'd ask Clyde himself to pick out a tux with him.

She giggled with a small tint of red on her face at his rant. She laughed [#F64408 "I wanted so deeply to just impress you back then."]

Though soon she was frowning again as he said once the war was over they'd start a family. She knew that wasn't true because he'd have to pay for his crimes.
Though she wouldn't let her mind think about it now and instead she'd be distracted by their up coming wedding.

[#F64408 "I will call around the high end places to find the caterer..."] she opened up the computer on his desk, and began to look from each restaurant that served traditional foods.
Placing phone calls to figure out pricing, and dishes. She'd settle for the best deal.
While they had the money to just go all in, she'd prefer not to.

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It didn't take long for things to really heat up, maybe she should disappear for a few days at a time more often.
She was a devious fiend in the bedroom after all, despite being such a gentle Queen.

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[i Evelynne moved on from the matter, and ignored his bold comment about her being strange. He simply had things to learn it appeared, and well she'd teach him.]

[i She didn't often brag, or show her things off. It was foolish really, but she was trying to get a reaction out of him. Much to her surprise he didn't put it together that he was talking to the princess.]
[i She even laughed a bit at his comment.]

[i [#56A944 "Oh yeah, they're really close."] she said sarcastically, and soon found herself rolling her eyes again. Sucking her teeth she waved her finger [#56A944 "No no... it's saying. Do you know anything of alcohol and consuming it?"]]

[i She herself stepped behind the bar, and rolled her long uniform sleeves up. Looking among the shelves, she found her favorite ingredients to make her favorite drink. [#56A944 "You're going to still attend your later day class?....Nonsense. You owe me a drink, and I won't come back again later. I will write your professor you'll be excused just fine."] she waved her hand.]

[i Then she proceeded on to mix her drink together. [#56A944 "This is called a [b Royal Flush."]] she said trying to drop another hint on who she was. Now it was just a game to her, trying to see how long he'd remain ignorant to her status. Crown Royal, Peach Schnapps, Raspberry Liqueur, Cranberry juice, and then cherries. She mixed it all in one of the metal shakers bartenders use. If she wasn't going to grow up to become queen, she'd bar tend instead.]

[i Pouring two shots she slid one over to Simon. [#56A944 "Try it."] she smiled, and did her own. Before just pouring the rest of into a glass for herself. [#56A944 "Water is such a bore, pick something more exciting. Like even just an ale or a lager."] she teased at him a bit.]

[i Soon the door to the speak easy opened again, she saw Royal staff before her. They stopped and bowed to her [b "Sorry Pri-"] she cut them off quickly [#56A944 "It's okay, no need. What are you here for?"]
[b "To see what needs to be stocked up again."] she nodded them in and let them do what they needed. They bowed again before they left. Evelynne acted like it was no big deal.]
[i [#56A944 "So what class are you taking that's so important you can't relax for a few minutes?"]]
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[center [h3 Nice Shot Cutie!]]

[center [b Kanzaki had yelled out to Mally. "Nice shot cutie pie!" however he wouldn't have long to celebrate. A new challenger had approached! Mally had found herself locked in the wreckage. Ken and her charging head to head. Kanzaki had started to push Ken back as he grinned surprised he was pushing back the king of Iron Fist. Ken had blinked a bit surprised changing his tactics as he slid his foot under water tripping up Kanzaki. Stumbling a bit he almost dropped Mally while giving Ariadna a bigger opening. As Ken went in for some more fancy work Kanzaki had shifted his feet backward underwater to play more defensively. All that dancing had paid off huh? Had he been Eric he had fallen for sure. Though Ken had more experience then Kanzaki that was for sure. Even if he could overpower him in brute force it wouldn't be that easy. All he could do was stop Ken from pushing him back no longer could he pressure the man backward. It was different than charging Eric. Kanzaki hated to admit it but he couldn't even move Eric an inch! And Kanzaki pushed to his max in his metal form could topple a tree. So how the hell did Eric just hold him back and smile? Had he played more aggressive and not as friendly Kanzaki's not sure he wouldn't have fallen and dropped Mally. That the thought frustrated him he already wanted to surpass Kita and Alvin was Eric a rival too? He had the same goal as him... For different reasons, he wanted to be strong enough to protect Alvin. All of them right? Well actually wasn't it the same? Kanzaki wanted to be a hero right? He shook his head he can't get distracted with such fierce opponents in front of them.]]

[center [+darkblue We got this sweetheart! I believe in ya!]]

[center [b Kanzaki and Mally had one thing in common and that was the spirit of competition. They both took this surprisingly serious even if it was just a game.]]

[center [+darkblue Hey Ariadna you're pretty cute when you get vicious! That doesn't mean we can hold back though!!]]

[center [b He smirked giving the cutie on Ken's back a wink.]]

[center [#a51d29 If you think you can distract Ariadna that easily than good luck!]]

[center [+darkblue I wouldn't wanna distract that adorable face I like seeing her give it her best!]]

[center [b He said giving Ken a smirk as Ken blinked giving a shrug and a wry chuckle at Kanzaki's strange behavior.]]

[center [h3 Sounds Good Kita!]]

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[center [b Eric had laughed softly as he rubbed the back of his head looking her way.]]

[center [+brown Sorry I let you down back their fearless leader. Perhaps I wasn't the best horse.]]

[center [b He commented as he smiled her way. She had swum over to Shirudo as she offered her to play. Eric's smile had gleamed brighter as he swam his way over. He looked at Shirudo and nodded.]]

[center [+brown Yeah I think you two should play. I don't mind watching the second round actually I'm a bit tired.]]

[center [b He smiled again swimming wasn't really his strong suit nor was the water. He was glad Kita had also thought about others. He would have probably asked Shirudo the same even if he didn't realize it himself. He had gotten out of the pool as Shirudo looked at the two of them with a soft angelic smile.]]

[center [#eb99ca Sure Kita I would love that may I ask to be the horse instead? I think I wouldn't fair well as a rider. I may not seem it but I am fairly sturdy.]]

[center [b She said as she maintained her smile making her way into the pool. As Eric decided to watch Kita from the sidelines he looked her way.]]

[center [+brown I'll be cheering for you Kita! Show them who's top dog!]]

[center [b As Eric was about to take a seat and cheer them on. Erna had come over asking what was going on. Her authoritative tone had gone right over the boys head as he smiled.]]

[center [+brown Shirudo is about to partner up with Kita while I take a break. If you wanna play a round I could go a bit further.]]

[center [b He said as he offered her a smile followed by Shirudo's winsome giggle. She flashed a fetching smile as she shook her head giggling.]]

[center [#eb99ca Erna you're going to scare them off!]]

[center [b She teased playfully swimming over as she tapped Erna's nose coming right back over to Kita. Scare them off? Eric wondered how? Was Erna scary? She seemed nice enough she did seem like a good person. Eric was a bit confused but he continued to smile all the same.]]

[center [h3 Lurking In The Water]]

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[center [b Having Raine struggle getting on the captains back caused him to smirk. She was awfully precious he couldn't help but just get an urge to claim her. The captain was already possessive but seeing her helpless side had only brought out that side more so.]]

[center [b Styles had chuckled and shook his head as he watched the brawl. He had a feeling Mally and Kanzaki would take this thing so seriously. He wasn't sure he could really win this but he'd try for Raine's sake. He looked over at Alex preparing himself to make sure they didn't take the chance to charge them. He wouldn't charge first if it turned into a head-on crash? Styles could use fancy footwork and quirky movements to outmaneuver Alex but a head-on charge to charge? Alex would run Styles over no doubt about it. Alex seemed like he had more experience then Kanzaki and Eric maybe not that brute level but besides those two? His brute strength would probably be the craziest here. In fact, Styles would rather fight Kanzaki or Eric it'd be easier to move around them due to being slow and a lack of experience. Alex would be more aware of being slower than Styles. He'd try his best to play around that rather than wildly charging in. He'd make better use of his power. For some reason Styles was reminded of his fight with Alvin. Both of them, in fact, it's true Kanzaki had foughten a crazy amount of one on one fights and free for alls in the arena so he wasn't inexperienced. However, Alvin seemed to have more under his belt no from Rose's reading Styles knew he had an insane amount of matches. He didn't have Alex's brute power but he was very physically strong. His tactics were on instinct and even if he wasn't a strategist he adapted quickly and could fight directly and indirectly at the drop of a hat. Styles wondered if Alvin would be good at this game. Luckily he'd finally have a different opponent Alex seemed to not take things as seriously luckily for the captain. He was getting tired of being that kids personal punching bag. He found himself chuckling softly. If it wasn't for his ability to perceive time in a slower manner he'd hardly stand a chance to either Alex or him. He'd use his stamina drain through physical touch too. He wasn't sure where Alex's stamina was but his drain was more powerful based on the force of the touch. So he wouldn't throw punches just light brushes and touches but the drain would help all the same. Considering it restored Styles own stamina? Yeah, it'd help the normally lazy captain to keep energized.]]

[center [b He'd be aware of the tactic of Alex pretending to be more worn down than he was. To only charge him head on a lesson he learned his first fight with Alvin. Who purposely takes multiple hits from that sap? Only to lower the enemies guard? His stamina probably only had one rival here and that was obviously Kita. That thought had crossed him before. A fighter can only have one or two powers making them more expendable. A secret weapon has three to five right? A healer usually has one extremely powerful one. So how come Kita and Alvin have three? Yet were labeled as fighters? Stamina? Speed? Strength? Not to mention you could argue the two have a fourth one. She can turn into a massive wolf and Rose and Mally have confirmed. That his mindset? Can surpass his usual strength and speed to possibly be the only man to match Kita even in that form. The two were far more unique than usual fighters. So why were they not regarded as secret weapons? Well, had they been they'd have less combat experience and honestly would be a hell of a lot less scary in that scenario. It's a thought Styles couldn't shake what was Tristania thinking?]]

[center [b Out of the arena and in a child's game Styles couldn't shake these thoughts still. There was time to worry later. Besides, it wasn't like the laid back captain anyhow. Whatever the reason it worked out to their advantage. They'd be dead without Alvin and Kita so it worked out for the best.]]

[center [b Styles had heard Raine laughing a bit as he smiled softly.]]

[center [+blue Mind we call a parley with Alex lass? Perhaps if we could convince the lad of an alliance against the other two teams we are at least guaranteed second place aye?]]

[center [b It was playing awfully dirty for a silly game but Styles hadn't minded it if Raine was game for the idea. If the two worked together and the others tired themselves out this could be pretty easy.]]

[center [h3 A Plan?]]

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[center [b Claire had squeaked as he picked her up. He teased if she was scared of heights she only hit his shoulder with a soft pout and sigh. It was a bit scary, yeah but she wouldn't tell him that!]]

[center [+lightblue I-I'm fine!]]

[center [b He seemed to be okay she couldn't help but let out a warm smile. It was unlike her to give such a friendly smile. "Well it was only fair, right? He was nice to me I should be nice back right? It doesn't mean-" she stopped her thoughts there. She wouldn't go down that rabbit hole instead she'd focus on the game.]]

[center [b He asked her for a game plan she crossed her arms thinking as she listened to the captain as best as she could. Styles tried to be quiet but she focused as best as she could thinking about it. It was hard to think on top of Alex wearing such little clothing. A red blush entered her face as she huffed slowly puffing her cheeks out.]]

[center [+lightblue I-I... I think Styles wants an alliance. Against the other two teams. I-I'm pretty sure you could t-take Styles afterward right?]]

[center [b Though she hadn't realized she really underplayed Styles. His powers didn't seem all that useful to her. She hadn't realized despite Styles laid back and modest behavior he was one of the best tacticians in the group with more life experience than most if not all of them. He had sailed the seas even saw the outside world and its beast. Things Claire hadn't really thought about it was that and whether she realized it or not. She felt Alex was a pretty crazy fighter maybe even more than he himself thought. So she was being a bit arrogant in acting that Alex could push Styles aside like a fly. Sure Alex was plenty stronger but it took more than that to win.]]

[center [h3 H-Huh?!]]

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[center [+purple H-Huh?! Here I thought we were playing elimination!]]

[center [b She admitted embarrassed as she heard a few others laughing at her. Well, no one clarified they'd be playing for points! She looked back to Shiloh and giggled nervously. She didn't stand a chance if this was for how many people you knock down. She'd only ever win this knocking down the last man standing if they were tired. She had leaned into Shiloh's ear whispering her misunderstanding and what her game plan formerly was.]]

[center [b She could have read their minds to see what they had meant! She was so flustered she hadn't even thought to read their minds now. As she got closer and closer to them reading their minds became something more and more taboo to her. She enjoyed being able to act like a normal girl. Though her confidence she had before was pretty shot. She pouted softly she at least wanted a tiny chance to win! "Awe darn it sauce!" she crossed her arms maintaining her childish pout.]]

[center [h3 Catching Up]]

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[center [b Alvin had listened to Peyton explain that she couldn't swim. She asked him not to tell anyone as he nodded a few times to show he wouldn't. She seemed in a hurry to forget about the topic. He wanted to pull her back into him and whisper. "I wouldn't tell a soul" he wanted to tell her something like. "I'd do anything for you" it was so sappy and embarrassing. Sure they were dating but he was afraid she'd cringe at something like that. He wasn't exactly the smoothest guy around. Maybe later he'd reassure her it was nothing to feel bad about. You only know what you are taught right? He knew he wasn't just being biased cause of how close the two were. He couldn't tie his shoes until a certain age his mom and dad were too stressed out figuring the other had already taught him. In fact, even now he didn't make a very good knot and he was eighteen now.]]

[center [b He blushed as she held his hand she pulled him her way. His face was bursting red as he let out a soft squeak. What?! Alvin come on be a man for once! He held on to her hand tightly. The feeling was so... sweet she had such a soft hand he liked her holding on to him. She made him feel so special.]]

[center [b He had come over as Peyton and he sat a bit awkward and Vincent and Serah were even more quiet than usual. It had taken a bit but Vincent had finally spoken up.]]

[center [+blue So.. Alvin did you know they might start making games finally? They might replicate that tech and start moving ahead. The war has the nation so focused.]]

[center [+green R-Really!? Things from the old world? Pre-collapse?]]

[center [+blue Yeah! It was cause of Zero's victory the nation got some breathing roo- Ow!]]

[center [b Serah had kicked him under the table and given him a look. Vincent scratched his head before covering his mouth. Alvin understood they used to talk about Zero and his unit before. He was the coolest hero ever at least to Alvin back when he was younger. He wanted to be just like him. Everyone told him Zero was blessed by the gods to be greater than a simple man. Now he knew that wasn't the case, not even the slightest.]]

[center [+green N-No... Serah it's okay Zero's is... The reason things got better right? Him a-and his friends... In fact, I-I know... He's pretty amazing that doesn't change the fact were not exactly... On the same side. I-I... It's fine don't worry about me.]]

[center [b He smiled nervously as Vincent wrapped an arm around him with a smirk.]]

[center [+blue Here I thought I was the smart one!]]

[center [+pink Since when?]]

[center [+blue Hey come on Serah!]]

[center [+green Hehe how have you two been?]]

[center [+blue Miserable!]]
[center [+pink Miserable!]]

[center [b Alvin couldn't help but laugh at their unison as they chuckled right along.]]

[center [+green Hey Vincent's been the smart one ever since... The aliens took his brains and swapped them out.]]

[center [+blue Huh?]]

[center [+pink Oh my lord you remember that Vincent? Hahaha oh my god we acted like retards.]]

[center [+blue Oh yeah! Are you kidding? We still do! We just were missing our biggest retard! Mr. Stutters a lot!]]

[center [b There was an awkward silence as Vincent looked at Alvin awkwardly. As Alvin held a frown before bursting into laughter hitting his arm.]]

[center [+blue You scared the crap outta me!]]

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[center [+green Haha! Serves you right!]]

[center [+blue So what about you Peyton has he shown you the ways of the retard? The ways of the nerd?]]

[center [+pink He may seem quiet but get him talking about any game and he's wild. When they made servers for older multiplayer titles he went wild with them! I would have too if my parents weren't so strict. "They'll rot your brain," they said. So I never was as good as Vincent or Alvin.]]

[center [+blue No one played like Alvin! He'd always play the most competitive mode and climb the ladder so fast!]]

[center [b Alvin had looked at Peyton and away blushing dark red. He didn't want her to think he was king of the nerds! He fiddled his fingers blushing as Vincent laughed bragging on Alvin waiting for Peyton to answer.]]

[center [h3 Charge Ahead!]]

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[center [b Ken had listened to Ariadna's orders as he charged ahead. He tried a head-on more frontal approach but Kanzaki had pushed him back suddenly. Without a royal arm, Ken couldn't match a host of the virus. Least, not one who was so powerful. Ken was surprised by his sheer force so he had instead changed his tactics. Being a well-renowned fighter in hand to hand he had some fancy footwork.]]

[center [#a51d29 Not bad.]]

[center [b Ken could tell from Kanzaki's movements he had experience he was a bit clumsy at times but from the way he moved? He knew he had been through his fair share. Ken felt bad for the reason why but was impressed with Kanzaki all the same. However, it seemed Kanzaki wasn't the type who'd want pity or someone to feel bad for him anyway. He was surprisingly upbeat. Surprising due to what he had been through. Ken couldn't gain any ground on the boy but he was at least able to hold him back. He didn't want to leave Ariadna to be forced to make a move to win this by herself. He had managed to trip Kanzaki once to give Ariadna an opening but he wasn't able to gain much more ground after that.]]

[center [h3 Let's Do Our Best]]

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[center [b Shirudo had smiled as she went other water pushing Kita on her shoulders as she looked up at her. She gave her usual feminine smile as she asked in her usual sweet tune.]]

[center [#eb99ca Where to first?]]

[center [b She asked content going wherever Kita had wanted. She was glad she was able to help them have a bit of fun. Though she was content from watching on the sidelines she just wanted to see the kids here smile. It was the whole reason she fought after to see people like them live a peaceful and happy life.]]

[center [h3 Laughing Together]]

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[center [b Vincent was so glad to finally have the chance to laugh with Alvin. He never saw him let his guard down around two females. This Peyton girl must have been something special. He was still a bit timid but he was still as open as ever. Vincent had laughed along content to have his friend back.]]

[center [+blue So does this mean you're coming back home Alvin? Oh, wait... Maybe we can just live here right?]]

[center [+pink Yeah we could even help you get a job!]]

[center [h3 "Relief"]]

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[center [b Serah had nodded along with Vincent she was so glad. He was safe now no more risking his life everything was going to be okay. She felt so relieved to have what felt like her little brother back. Though she noticed he started to squirm as he looked at the ground.]]

[center [+green I umm.. G-Got a j-j-job..]]

[center [+blue Oh cool what is it?]]

[center [+green Umm.. A... A... A-A m-merce-]]

[center [b Serah had sighed loudly as she stood up with a worried expression on her face.]]

[center [+pink You can't! You just got back and you wanna fight a war that has got nothing to do with you? I know Romalia helped you and all but the king and queen wouldn't want that! You can help without having to fight!]]

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

[center [+pink Alvin please you can't just leave us again! You just got here!]]

[center [+green I-I'll visit!]]

[center [+pink If you don't die first!]]

[center [+blue Serah please calm down we have to respect his decision. He's capable and probably even more so since we've seen him. I think I'll feel more at ease if I see you in action.]]

[center [b Serah bit her bottom lip as she began to tear up letting out a long sigh. She wished she could go with him. That she could help but she knew she'd just get in the way. She wanted to fight by his side. She knew Vincent had to of felt the same way.]]

[center [+pink I'm... I'm sorry I lost my cool Alvin, Peyton. I just... I worry you know?]]

[center [b She sat back down as she looked at the two a bit embarrassed by her outburst. Alvin was quiet and this time he wasn't going to burst with a joke.]]

[center [h3 Watchful Eye]]

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[center [b Vanessa had watched her son and his friends from the sidelines. She saw Serah stand up getting upset and by the way she lectured. Vanessa had a feeling she just found out the same thing Vanessa had. That little Alvin was going to head off into danger. The thought panged her own heart he was an adult sure but. To her? He was still just her baby timid and frail. He's never asked to do anything before stood up for something he's wanted so strongly. Whether she wanted to accept it or not he'd go. So she had to believe in him and support him. Vanessa knew that Serah after calming down would come to the same conclusion.]]

[center [h3 Secrets]]

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[center [b He chuckled at her comment about not being so tall. He had really noticed her shoes before. He had stood there listening to the rest of what she had to say.]]

[center [+lightgreen Smart and nerdy? Well, a lot of guys wouldn't mind that! As for the secrets that's why... You keep them in here.]]

[center [b He pointed to his brain with a sly chuckle. He was kidding of course if a guy was to show real interest in a girl and in reverse. They should be honest with one another obviously. Sure he had a secret or rather his past he had to hide but in this scenario, it wouldn't really be a problem that he hid it right?]]

[center [+lightgreen Besides those skills make it easier to find an honest guy right? Also, you're kidding, right? You're drop dead.]]

[center [b He said implying she was drop-dead gorgeous. He said as he pretended to stick his tongue and fall over as if he. "Died" as he scrambled back to his feet with a light smile.]]

[center [b He wasn't normally this goofy he tried to hold a bit more composure. He had regained his composure a bit calming down. As the two ate ice cream heading back to the castle as he looked her way.]]

[center [+lightgreen I think I owe you one now thanks "pal"]]

[center [b He nudged her playfully again as he gave her a soft smirk.]]

[center [h3 Getting A Bite]]

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[center [+darkblue Exciting to another?]]

[center [b Exciting was not one-way Yushiro would have described himself. That aside though he was told she wanted somewhere quiet. He had nodded as he understood.]]

[center [+darkblue I'm not sure if it's exactly a pretty place. I'm not sure what kinda thing girls like but the knight's barracks compared to the guards is very quiet. It's peaceful with a garden pretty close.]]

[center [b Yushiro was a bit old fashioned to presume simply because she was a girl she wouldn't like it. Though he wasn't exactly sure he lead her around showing her many restaurants and there were even a few festivals. Probably in honor of Lord Zero's success.]]

[center [h3 Crafting The Future]]

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[center [b Zero had let out a weary but sincere smile as she scrawled to write it all out. Had letting his guard down finally let his exhaustion show on his face? He had looked over to see her write. Almost like a father giving a child a soft laugh. Her writing was unlike most women though Zero was a fan to see it none the less.]]

[center [i I enjoy the way you write beloved.]]

[center [b He said his voice weary still a bit serious but it had softened if not by a single octave. It wasn't long before she was kissing him back as she had given him a hushed and sincere confession herself.]]

[center [b He had held on to her hands his smile had lacked experience appearing a bit strange on his stern face.]]

[center [i I do not mind asking Clyde, beloved.]]

[center [b He had held on to her hands tightly as he looked her way. Such excitement such a loving stare. He wanted to please her the best he could he continued in his usual commanding monotone voice. Despite the words he was using.]]

[center [i I remember when we were first introduced. Into a team how I could not even look you're way due to the clothing you wore. I was a much more timid boy back than. Your massive appeal had left me speechless. As I tried to stay focused on the mission before me your personality had distracted me more. I found it frustrating and difficult. I think now I understand that "distraction" means you "like" someone yes? Or rather love. I apologize it has taken me some time to understand this.]]

[center [b He said openly admitting his attraction to the woman. Though his infatuation went much deeper than her appearance. Something about her had always drawn the stoic man in.]]

[center [i I promise to survive this war and to start a family with you. This I swear on my title as a knight. More importantly my title as your partner.]]

[center [b He said as if he was making a serious arrangement. Like signing a contract almost as he pulled her close to his chest before letting her go. He didn't want to stop her from writing down plans for the future. He'd give it his best shot even if they survived the war she'd one day need his power. The world had more problems than just that. The outside world for starters and how those out there along with its creatures prevented humanity from growing. He knew that Nimue would one day become this worlds hero. She would guide this world just as she has served as his own guide for his own dreams.]]

[center [h3 Lovers]]

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[center [b Simon had let out a soft smile again appearing more to be a devious smirk. Even if again that was not the intent. As he kissed her neck holding her tightly whispering sweet nothings in her ear with his gruff voice. Sharing a night of passion with the woman that despite his actions. Despite the means to his ends she was the woman he lived for and loved from the bottom of his heart.]]

[center [h3 Going Out?]]

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[center [b Simon had crossed his arms lost in thought to her reasoning.]]

[center [+gold Is my mind lacking discipline? I suppose I do not understand the word perversion as well as I thought I had. Though I do not read much outside of my studies. As for talking to others, I cannot claim to be one who uses the proper wording. I've been told to be "crass" or too "blunt" perhaps why politics weren't my specialty. Hmm? Did I wear it loosely?]]

[center [b His face was even more puzzled by her behavior. She had told him than not to worry about her face as it flushed even worse. He'd respect her wishes and not push the issue as he took a step back and slight bow to the woman.]]

[center [+gold Hmm? You still wish to drink with me? Even after showing such displeasure? You are one strange woman.]]

[center [b He said rather bluntly as he followed beside her though it was hard to tell he wasn't exactly complaining about it. He simply nodded and let her take the lead. He was a bit curious on how she ticked. She was confusing, to say the least, and he wasn't used to not understanding something. Not that he'd let this feeling distract him too much from his studies.]]

[center [b She had bragged wait till he saw the place. He raised a brow at her cocky attitude it was a bit unexpected from what seemed like a more innocent young woman. He had stepped in to look around even his usually stoic face showed a bit of expression. He had looked around to see a crest.]]

[center [+gold Isn't that the royal families royal crest? You're father must be very close to the king to be allowed to bear such a crest.]]

[center [b Was that why he found her so strange? Because she was such a well regarded noble? Had she enjoyed showing her money off? Her families money? For once the man had kept this thought to himself. She hadn't seemed like a terrible person and he swore not to make direct judgments.]]

[center [+gold Poison? Oh yes, perhaps I'll hold off anything like that till next break. A water is fine for now.]]

[center [b He didn't want to relax not yet he wanted to keep his guard up. Perhaps for a lot longer than just till next break he was fine drinking just a water.]]

[center [h3 OOC]]

[center [b Don't be afraid to get a bit time skip-esque with the game but it's up to you! I'm having fun either way. ^^]]
  Kanzaki Muller / Kudaketa / 319d 5h 17m 30s
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Mally had simply nodded at Kanzaki saying he could get her second round, but soon Claire had actually changed her mind and chose to ride with Alex instead. She simply shrugged her shoulders.

It didn't take Kanzaki long to pick up her and put her on his shoulders. She felt so tall now. Looking around at everyone, she watched as Kita and Eric took out Rose and Shiloh. Mally could read their weaknesses, so if she could get Kita where her balance wasn't as strong she could send them tumbling.
[#EC871C "Charge."] she exclaimed in monotone, once Kanzaki got her close enough, it was about dodging Kita and trying to get one in on her left shoulder.
Mally wouldn't reveal this secret out loud, because then everyone could just win. Mally wanted to be the only winner, she was a bit competitive to say the least.

Almost falling off a few times, Kita had pushed her hard, but Mally locked her legs around Kanzakis neck and instead of falling, she just slunk back like a slinky. Flexibility at it's finest, she used her core muscles to pull her body back up to the sitting position on her "horses" shoulders.
[#EC871C "Got ya."] she smirked and quickly with both hands dove in at Kita's shoulder, knocking it hard, she watched as the half wolf dove off Eric's shoulders and into the water.

Leaning forward and down she looked at Kanzaki, [#EC871C "We won."]

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Kita had called for an all out brawl, so chaos broke out quickly after Eric asked what the plan was. Mally and Kanzaki came for them first, and well to her surprise she was knocked off.

Kita came up from under the water and took a gasp for air. [#EC0E37 "H-hey!"] she remarked a bit but then found herself laughing.
She looked at Eric and cracked a half smile. [#EC0E37 "Good job."]

Looking around everyone was pairing up. She noticed Peyton and Alvin weren't in the water anymore, and then saw Shirudo was gonna be left out. With an odd number of people. Kita swam over and offered [#EC0E37 "You could play a round on my shoulders, or Erics too I am sure he wouldn't mind, I know I don't."]

[#EC0E37 "So you don't have to be totally left out, we can take turns!"] she offered her friendliest smile and waited for a response.

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Raine didn't understand why Kanzaki had whistled when she hugged Rose. So she ignored it, and turned her head to Zack.
Almost with stars in her eyes, she nodded with determination as Zack gave her a game plan. They'd play it cool and save their strength, they'd strike when it wasn't expected for them too.

She needed help getting on top of the man, she was the shortest thing here. Though soon she watched as Mally took Kita out. Well, their went the game plan, but they'd have the opportunity to do it again.
Just play defensively till then.

Raine had found herself laughing as they all talked smack.

Soon however the game was on, and she had her arms up defensively ready to be charged at any moment. She was sure however that she'd end up falling. Though that didn't matter, it was about having fun.

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Alex was prepared to sit this one out, or partner up with someone else. However, soon Claire actually came around and was gonna ride with him.
He gave a goofy grin, and a thumbs up. She had whispered to him about her frustration and he nodded. [#D23F0B "I get it."] he said softly.

Soon they brawl was gonna start and he picked Claire up by her hips, lifting her over his head, placing her own his shoulders. He was pretty tall, just like Eric. So she was high up there, and he made a joke out of it too [#D23F0B "Hope you aren't scared of heights."] he chuckled a bit.

Standing back a bit, he'd wait for them to be challenged. He saw Raine and Zack were doing the same thing. Carefully watching as Mally took Kita down, he was surprised but not too surprise.
Sure Kita and Eric were powerful. Eric was a tank, and Kita was somewhat tanky. Powerful was great, but balance is what was really needed in this game. Something a dancer and foot fighter like Mally would have lots of. Kanzaki was pretty lucky to have her up top.

[#D23F0B "So, what's our plan?"] he asked looking up at her. He'd let her call the shots since she'd be the one actually attacking or being attacked.

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Shiloh hopped someone would be keeping track of the scores, who was winning and who wasn't. As they lost, he laughed a bit.
He picked Rose back up, the same style Alex had done to Claire.
[#8147A0 "This isn't over yet."] he laughed.

He felt childish now, and maybe actually more his own age. He wasn't very old. Not a kid, but definitely not old.
[#8147A0 "Who shall we charge next?"] he asked in a mock business voice.

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Peyton had been sitting alone on the sidelines, when Alvin had joined her. She leaned her head against his shoulder, she felt so bad. She wanted to have fun with him and the others. She also wanted to see him have fun too.
She felt so stupid.

He soon asked her what was wrong, and she sat up straight again, her face flushed she looked away. Though he began to ask another question and didn't finish. He didn't need to finish, her eyes widened and she quickly turned to look at him with a worried expression.

As she worked on an answer, an easy way to tell him she couldn't swim. She could trust him right? He wouldn't tell anyone.
Serah had called them over though, but Alvin told them to wait a moment.

Peyton's face flushed, she got closer to him and made a funnel with her hands covering her mouth and the other end covering his ear, she whispered very softly [#8A2BE2 "I-I...I can't swim...please don't tell anyone."] her whisper carried her shame in it as she pulled back and looked away.

Wanting to just let it go, and move on she stood up. Nodding her head over to Serah and Vincent [#8A2BE2 "Lets go sit with your friends, they wanna talk to you."] she grabbed his hand, and actually pulled him over herself.
Though once their she wasn't sure what to actually say so she just sat down quietly, and awkwardly next to Alvin.

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Ariadna smiled a bit, while she was a bit stiff at first, it was only because of her long time military duty. Commanding officers couldn't be all smiles and jokes all the time. Though some how, Shirudo didn't need the firmness to lead like Ariadna did.
Maybe sea men were different like that.

Ken had been quick to drag her into the water, and almost pushed her under the water pretending to climb a top of her. She rolled her eyes as a small chuckle escaped her lips. She jumped onto his back then and climbed up on top of him. Well, this could be fun.

She wanted to go after Mally, and Kanzaki. The jealous feelings coursed through her, and while she knew it made no sense since they had just met... she let it take over.
[#2A058C "Charge them."] she pointed at the pair and Ken followed her orders. He probably didn't realize Ariadna actually had malicious intent. Not like she'd actually do any physical damage or harm to them, but it'd be fun to bully them a bit.

Also seeing how they just took down what was the threatening duo, they were the next threatening duo anyhow.

Ariadna had taken Mally for surprise, because well Mally didn't expect to be attacked by someone she had just met. Though soon, they were going at it. Both petit girls pushing and dodging each other.
Ariadna had grabbed Mally's arms, and Mally had grabbed hers back and they were now in a locked stance just pushing each other.

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Erna had her eyes closed for a while, the sauna was almost noise proof so the rough housing out side in the pool, was hardly heard. However, soon Ren began to snore.
sighing she stood up, and turned the heat down to low, so Ren wouldn't over heat himself in here while he took his old man cat nap.

Erna didn't want to be around all the noise, as she opened the sauna door steam emerging from it as she stepped out.
Looking around she noticed everyone was in pairs, and Shirudo seemed left out. Her first, her captain, her leader was just sitting on the sidelines.

Talking to Kita, and Eric. Erna walked over and crouched down.
[#8D33A7 "What's going on here?"] she asked, and while it wasn't mean to sound serious and authoritative it did.

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Midori chuckled, remembering her boots were on and Clyde had no idea how short the woman really was. In reality, she was just two inches taller than Jessica. Making her 3 inches shorter than Nimue.
In these plat form boots she was 6 inches taller than she really was.
[#F741B4 "You do now I am not really this tall right?"] she entertained a bit before returning to the subject. [#F741B4 " I am also nerdy, and insanely smart and could hack into any of your devices like your phone, or computer...Men always had secrets they like to hide...they don't like a woman who could find them out in a matter of minutes."]

She then also rolled her eyes a bit and made a "pft" noise with her mouth. [#F741B4 "Also, I am not gorgeous."] her face was slightly pink when she said it.

At the ice cream place, he asked if she was sure and she just gave two thumbs up with a nod. [#F741B4 "Whatever you want pal."]
She herself picked out some plain gourmet chocolate ice cream.
Once he picked what he wanted, she paid and they began to walk back to the castle, eating their ice cream the entire way.

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Felicity nodded her head, she'd rather not go somewhere loud and rowdy. [#FBB004 "I don't really know what's around, I haven't been out of the labs for very long and I am not from the city here, nor have I ever actually been here before the labs."] She lived in a neighboring suburb just outside the impressive city before all this.

She shook her head at his apology. [#FBB004 "Don't think so lowly of yourself. What is dull to one, is exciting to another."] she softly said as she tried to think were they could possibly go.

[#FBB004 "Well, we could go far a walk around, and see what catches our eye."] she suggested and then began to walk forward out of her room, taking him with her as they began to leave the castle.

[#FBB004 "You should probably guide us around, I don't the directions of this place well...at all."] she corrected her sentence at the end, as she let him take the lead.

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Nimue had nodded her head a bit, she loved the traditional dishes. Everyone was always trying to be so fancy and modern and futuristic. It'd be nice to throw it back a bit for their wedding. She used to love the simplicity of old Tristania. [#F64408 "We need to be writting this all down!"] she flew around the room, and grabbed paper and pen, sitting at Zero's desk for a quick moment she began to write everything down.

Her scrawl was almost illegible, but she could at least read it and know what it meant. She'd be fine as far as that's concerned then.

She had gotten back up then shortly after, hovering around him, before she had embraced him.
[#F64408 "I'll even ask Clyde for you, so you can skip an awkward conversation with him. Or I could just go find a stylist somewhere in the city I am sure. "] she mumbled.

Laughing a bit when he said she had strange taste.
Leaning into every kiss, she matched his intensity. It was nice to have such a closed off man be open with her. It felt more personal, it felt more genuine. To have him express himself to her, and only her. She could never be with a charming or flirtatious man, she'd burn every other woman out of jealousy.

Then he said it, those words. Her eyes flew open and she blinked a bit in shock. Though a wide smile broke out on her face, so wide it hurt her cheeks. [#F64408 "I Nimue Locklead Love you too."] she said, it was hushed but excited like she was talking to a newborn puppy and did not want to startle it.

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Evelynne had smiled, and gasped when he threw her onto their bed. She didn't care that the sheets would have to be changed later, she laughed an excited laugh.

She had played with his hair, and for a moment forget the possibility of him ever lying or hiding anything from her. She forgot she was Queen of an entire nation. She forgot the war.
She had just forgot.
It was just them, right there, right now.

[#56A944 "I love you too."] she murmured back in a hushed tone, holding him close as well.

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[i Evelynne rolled her eyes, was he so dense to not see how his undisciplined mind made him a pervert? [#56A944 " No, if you weren't perverted the length of my skirt wouldn't be able to distract you."] she said in a very "matter of fact" tone. [#56A944 "However, you just admitted it did, your mind is so undisciplined you can't see a girl in skirt and not be distracted by it."] Her arms stayed crossed against her chest and she huffed and puffed. [#56A944 "And even if it was ill fitting, you couldn't tied it a bit better, instead of so loosely."]]

[i The female was so frustrated, she rolled her eyes. He had asked if he should just go home then, and she was about to turn and answer him. Just then however, he had approached her and put a hand on her forehead. She froze and went pale for a moment, then just her cheeks turned pink very slowly till they were red again and she was obviously blushing.]

[i His words then confused her further. So far, she had gotten coffee all over his clothes, made him delay his studies, and called him a pervert, still he wanted to check up on her well being. She didn't understand him very well, but something about the way he was, she wanted to understand it. She wanted to figure him out. Reaching up, she softly grabbed his hand off her forehead and let go. [#56A944 "N-no, I am not sick, just forget about it."] she said in mention to the fact that she had been red all over. Grabbing her coat, and her bag she began to walk for her door.]

[i [#56A944 "Well? You owe me two drinks now."] she remarked as she opened her front door. Even though it would be her providing the drinks, and they'd be free, she made it seem like he must drink with her. Leading him off campus, she had walked past the security gates and guards no problem. Simply nodding to them, they let her off campus. Nor did they question Simon, simply because he was with her. Being the daughter of Royalty came with many perks.]

[i Evelynne silently lead him through the city and then down an alley way not far from the castle. Opening a metal door with a key she had in her pocket, she let Simon into an elevator. [#56A944 "Just wait till you see this place."] she smirked. Young Evelynne did like showing off all the perks that came with royalty, like the finer things she had access to.]

[i When the elevator opened up, a large elegant and extravagant speak easy was before them. Her family crest was largely hung behind the bar counter. No one else was in here, and the royal green colors decorated the place in banners, and ribbons. A huge wall of shelves lined behind the bar with the worlds finest and most expensive alcohols. It was probably a no brainier that she wasn't just noble, but actually royalty.]

[i [#56A944 "Welcome to my Fathers Speak Easy."] she smiled, still not mentioning or bringing up she was the Princesses of Tristania. Casually she dropped her back by the door and even kicked her shoes off. [#56A944 "So, what's your poison then?"] she hopped behind the bar counter looking at all the drinks she could choose from.]
  Lypophrenia / 322d 4h 20m 45s
[center [h3 Gotta Share The Boss?]]

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[center [b Kanzaki laughed as Alex teased him about stereotypes.]]

[center [+darkblue Well if they exist for a reason then you must really be the grizzled war type huh? Smoke a cigar and say in a deep voice "War... War has changed"]]

[center [b Alvin giggled in a soft feminine tone at Kanzaki's reference. As Kanzaki wiped under his nose. It wasn't easy to make the timid white swordsman laugh. He took a bit of pride in that though he'd really like to make Mally laugh. It was then Mally had given her answer.]]

[center [b Kanzaki shrugged with a chuckle]]

[center [+darkblue A reasonable answer as expected boss. I can have the second round good things are worth the wait right?]]

[center [b He said giving a sly wink to the petite cutie.]]

[center [+darkblue Hey wait Kita and Eric is cheating! Alvin, Kita, Eric should not be allowed to team up with each other!]]

[center [+purple Awe whiny for a hero isn't it?]]

[center [+darkblue Ugh... Fine! Alvin, we gotta partner up! We might stand a chance to those two come on! You'd be a strong rider!]]

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

[center [b Alvin hadn't given much an answer Kanzaki patted his shoulder as he shook his head.]]

[center [+darkblue Maybe I'll see if Ariadna is good to go! Don't worry bout an answer!]]

[center [h3 Living Tower]]

[center [pic http://i.imgur.com/UIgpEz2.png]]

[center [b Eric laughed as she climbed upon his back.]]

[center [+brown Here I thought I'd climb you!]]

[center [b He teased playfully as he looked at his first opponents. In a game? Eric was willing to not hold back nearly as much as long as no one got hurt of course. Kita had teased Claire a bit as she flailed her arms a bit.]]

[center [+lightblue I-I'm not trying to hurt anyone's f-feelings! F-Fine we can partner up the first round! You okay with that.. Alex? I'd hate them to make up you're mind for you..]]

[center [h3 Next Challenge Aye?]]

[center [pic http://pm1.narvii.com/6368/7d3be7e144f4ce477304afaf8f9aa9079f2fb615_hq.jpg]]

[center [b Styles had chuckled playfully as she hit her hip against her own. He should've warned as far as partners go? He was a hand full and he was fully aware of that fact. He placed his hand on his head as she asked to team up. Kanzaki had whistled before when Rose and Raine had touched chest to chest. He simply shook his head at Kanzaki's antics. He gave Raine a soft smile as he pointed to Kita and Eric.]]

[center [+blue Those two will be tough to beat luckily Kanzaki let the pretty lass catch his eye over Alvin yes? Let's avoid Eric and Kita and let the others tire them out. Then little sweet lass we can swoop in and seize victory!]]

[center [b He said a bit louder than his usual laid-back tone. As he picked her over on top of his shoulders looking up at her with a grin.]]

[center [h3 Is It Me?]]

[center [pic http://i.imgur.com/WKcBuKG.jpg]]

[center [b Alvin had talked to Peyton before the competition. She had said she wasn't going to compete. He leaned in a bit desperate as worry set in.]]

[center [+green W-What's wrong..?]]

[center [b He wondered if he had done something wrong. It was hard to play happily with Kanzaki and the others now. He was too worried about Peyton he barely focused on the first contest. He felt his stomach sank as he walked off but in the last second he decided to awkwardly walk back. As he sat beside her inching closer. He was afraid he'd seem too clingy or needy but he wouldn't have any fun without her. He scooted a little closer as he looked away blushing. Even though they were together now he wasn't sure how to ask her all the things he wanted to. "Is it me?" "Did I upset you?"]]

[center [+green I... I d-don't know how to ask... S-So I'll be... I-I'll.... Ask did I... Do something to...]]

[center [b He trailed off too embarrassed to ask the entire question he wasn't sure how to. He had looked around to see his mother sleeping and Serah and Vincent? They were cheering his friends on. They looked tired emotionally exhausted Alvin was surprised he was fairing off better than them. He was normally the easily emotionally exhausted one. Perhaps everything he had been through? Even a soft boy like him toughened up a bit. At least he was soft when it came to emotional drain. Honestly, it was because of the people he had met they became his strength. They acted like he saved them back in the arena but he never thought of it that way. No... They saved him there was no doubt about that.]]

[center [h3 Embarrassed?]]

[center [pic http://i.imgur.com/V1e9qet.jpg]]

[center [b Claire had Peyton stand up for her as Rose teased at Claire. Kita had joined in saying she was going to hurt Alex's feelings. Was she? Would he really care that much? Sure he looked like a tough guy as Kanzaki pointed out. Claire knew otherwise that he had insecurities which surprised her. He was strong he could hold his own even with people like Kanzaki and Eric with even more experience. She was sure he could even give Alvin a better fight then the boy would expect. She knew his insecurities went past being a soldier underneath Kita. She gripped her arm she screwed up, didn't she? She warned others that she was a thornbush and to stay away. Cause she had no idea on how not to hurt others! She pushed when she got scared sure Kita was joking but to Alex? That face? Sure he was smiling but she didn't need to read minds to know she messed up. She had told him they could team up if he wanted to as she quickly and meekly added.]]

[center [+lightblue You aren't a b-bad partner okay..? I just don't handle being teased well.]]

[center [b She leaned in to make sure only he heard. Was that really fair? She embarrassed him in front of this huge crowd of friends. Ugh! She warned him! "I did! I warned him like a million times!" it didn't make her feel any less bad. She figured she'd team up with him both rounds if he even still wanted to. If he didn't feel "Screw that bitch" she'd ask him the second round nice and loud. So he could... Feel a bit better about himself. He really sold himself short she knew if push came to shove he could rise to the occasion more then he could ever realize. If Kita was in trouble? She knew he'd surprise himself with his potential. He was so hard on himself and even if she wouldn't admit it? It frustrated her to see that.]]

[center [b Kanzaki had taken the chance to speak up as he scooped up Mally on his shoulders.]]

[center [+darkblue So I do get the boss to myself huh? Heh heh!]]

[center [h3 Do Over?]]

[center [pic https://i.imgur.com/nFf4S0v.jpg]]

[center [b Rose had hugged Raine as Kanzaki whistled at the two. Rose had rolled her eyes sending a chilly wind his way. As he covered his arms shivering a bit she giggled mischievously.]]

[center [b Rose had pouted at Peyton as she stook her tongue out at her.]]

[center [+purple Awe does that mean I can't grope you next! Oh wait I wouldn't want to make Alvy jealous!]]

[center [b She teased sticking her tongue out at the two lovebirds. Alvin was like a lost puppy by Peyton's side it was kinda cute. She was glad Eric was doing fine too he was a sweet little apple tart. She was surprised to see Kita and Eric team up. They seemed like an unlikely duo but a scary one. As Eric charged through despite his peaceful expression she knew him and Kita? Made a scary powerful duo. Sure her and Alvin were the scariest but honestly? Alvin and Kita would make the best riders and Eric? The sturdy horse. She waved her arms a bit scared as she playfully squealed.]]

[center [+purple Wait wait wait!]]

[center [b It was one-sided with Kita and Eric's prowess combined Rose tried to fight it for Shiloh's sake with the effort he gave. However, Eric had pushed Kita forward with sheer size and force. Kita herself was already overpowering Rose plenty without the extra help. The two ran her and poor Shiloh over as she shrieked flailing.]]

[center [+purple Do ooooovveeeer!]]

[center [b She swam in the water pouting she really wasn't ready for such a turn of events. Funny given what her powers were.]]

[center [+purple Would it be cheating if I froze the water in round two? Huhuhu~]]

[center [b She giggled evilly as she clasped her little hands together.]]

[center [h3 Sweet Sentiments.]]

[center [pic http://i.imgur.com/dni91zU.jpg]]

[center [b Shirudo smiled at Kita's offer as she looked among the group she wasn't sure who her partner would be. The White Sw-- Alvin had taken a break himself. So she and Ken along with Ariadna would make one of them an odd man out surely. She had laughed softly as she spoke up. Her voice soft and seraphic as she looked at her friends.]]

[center [#eb99ca Perhaps Ken and Ariadna can join in as partners.]]

[center [#a51d29 Really? I thought the one laying it thick on Ariadna was going to ask her. Are you sure lady Shirudo?]]

[center [b She had nodded as she called back to Kita.]]

[center [#eb99ca My friends would love to join I'm afraid without Erna we can't both have partners.]]

[center [b She said offering Kita a rapturous gleaming smile. Ken had rubbed the back of his head looking at Ariadna.]]

[center [#a51d29 Well I'm game if you are but now Ariadna I'm here to smoke the others!]]

[center [b He pointed to himself with a grin as Shirudo offered a soft fit of giggles. He was as childish as ever.]]

[center [h3 Let's Go!]]

[center [pic https://static.zerochan.net/Ritsuka.Fujimaru.full.1957959.jpg]]

[center [b Ken had dragged Ariadna into the water. As he pretended to start climbing her shoulders.]]

[center [#a51d29 Wait... I'm not going to be the rider?]]

[center [b He grinned as he offered her a spot on his back. He expected to partner up with lady Shirudo but he was disappointed with his partner they were friends after all. Even Ariadna was a bit more stiff he knew she meant well.]]

[center [h3 Watchful Care]]

[center [pic https://entresinalefas.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/0c79f73c-92dc-447d-8a72-64056f9b403a_1024.jpg]]

[center [b Vanessa had rolled around her mind going from place to place. She dreamt of Edwards cold gaze his attitude toward her and his only child. That, however, was showered over with a warm feeling. The reunion of her son his smile to be surrounded by those who care for him.]]

[center [b She awoke to look around to see her son beside the women he introduced as his girlfriend. As much as she wanted to dote on the boy and talk to him she didn't want to embarrass him in front of her. He was such a shy and timid boy she didn't want to turtle him up, even more, he knew how he was. She smiled as she gave him a soft gaze. As she continued to relax happily to know he was simply safe and sound.]]

[center [h3 Talking Things Out]]

[center [pic http://i.imgur.com/0NOtEdc.png]]

[center [b Vincent had cheered their buddy on till he decided to check on his girl. A strange thought huh? Alvin with his own girl? He was normally so shy? Vincent and Serah had sat down at a nearby table to get a quick something to eat. Somewhat near Alvin in case, he wanted to come over and talk. In fact, Serah had screamed at the two.]]

[center [+pink Hey Alvin! Do you think you and... Peyton yes? Could come over? We got so much catching up to do!]]

[center [b Vincent chuckled she wasted no time he almost wanted to give Alvin and his mother a chance to catch up but it was best not to crowd Peyton. That girl had to have been through a lot she seemed quiet damaged and reserved. Kinda similar to Alvin really they did go through something pretty scary. Vincent knew he'd have to be careful not to upset them. Though their friends seemed so happy and outgoing despite all the horrors they faced.]]

[center [h3 Come Join Us!]]

[center [pic http://i.imgur.com/jGqN4J5.jpg]]

[center [b Alvin had chuckled nervously putting one finger up as he whispered to Peyton. Probably asking if she was okay to come over. If they didn't come over Serah would understand. Peyton seemed so damaged so afraid. She could see how the two got along so well. ]]

[center [b She swung her legs under the table as she huffed at her hair waiting for an answer. She wanted to catch up with him and learn about Peyton. At the same time she didn't want to scare either of them off.]]

[center [h3 Having A Blast]]

[center [b Kanzaki had scooped up Mally with a grin on his face.]]

[center [+darkblue, Of course, I'll be picking you up cutie! All right Kita! Eric! I know you two are pretty tough but prepare to go down!! We can take them right Mally?]]

[center [+brown I wish you luck Kanzaki.]]

[center [+darkblue Oh come on Eric that's no fun! You have to get fired up! Or tell me you'll kick my ass! Where is the fighting spirit in that? All right, Alex! I hope you can make up for that! Every hero needs a rival after all!!]]

[center [+blue Aye mate you'll make a fine rival for our hero Kanzaki.]]

[center [+darkblue Damn straig-- Wait no Styles you got it all wrong damn it!]]

[center [+lightblue Is the captain trying to butter him up to make an ally?]]

[center [b Claire accused Styles with a sly smirk.]]

[center [+blue Ahh so the sea vixen can smile can she? Perhaps this captain could use a parley between mates.]]

[center [+purple Awe captain go down the ship with honor! I faced my storm head on cap!!]]

[center [+blue I would but I can't let my precious cargo fall now can I?]]

[center [+purple Wow what a sappy ladies man line! Raine if you break up with him I'll understand!]]

[center [b Rose giggled she was just kidding of course as Styles chuckled softly. Kanzaki had taken the chance to charge into Styles and Raine to let Mally handle Raine as he charged into Styles head on!]]

[center [+darkblue You ready cutie? Let's go and take the gold!]]

[center [b Eric had laughed softly at his friends as he looked back at Ken and Ariadna. They hadn't really made much of a move yet. Eric noticed they were waiting for an opening a bit out of character for Eric but even he had his moments.]]

[center [+brown What's the plan captain, my captain?]]

[center [b He gave Kita a playful salute waiting for her orders rather than charging on ahead. He had a lot of fun working together with his friends when well... No one's lives were at stake.]]

[center [h3 Intimidating huh?]]

[center [pic http://i.imgur.com/XURWxNi.jpg]]

[center [b He raised an eyebrow at her reasoning to not be hit on. Was it her tomboyish tone? Her height? Could those factors really stop someone?]]

[center [+lightgreen Sure you are a bit tomboyish and tall but that's part of the charm. You are super gorgeous but at the same time relatable and down to Earth.]]

[center [b He said rather straightforward he didn't get it. He stammered a bit looking away she'd surely tease him for that statement but she wouldn't think much of it. Clyde, what are you doing? You shouldn't be making it look like you are hitting on your co-worker.]]

[center [b She had told him to be quiet "idiot" she didn't strike him as the more childish type. It was cute but he'd keep that to himself as he simply chuckled. They went off to go get ice cream she offered her treat? He wanted to make a joke how the woman was the one to force something in his mouth. He chuckled a bit he was too much of a gentleman to say such a thing, however.]]

[center [+lightgreen Are you sure?]]

[center [b He looked over to point at the vanilla ice cream. Basic? Sure, though he didn't need anything to fancy despite what his composure and his appearance might tell. He seemed the picky type he knew that someone with noble taste. He was mistaken for a noble often with his appearance. Though if Midori had teased him for being a pretty boy he'd know that she hadn't any ill intent right? Strange thought but at that, he smiled her way.]]

[center [h3 Dinner]]

[center [pic http://i.imgur.com/QlcgzVj.jpg]]

[center [b Yushiro nodded as she agreed to go with him. As she asked where to go he crossed his arms as he closed his eyes deep in thought.]]

[center [+darkblue I normally eat rations at the pub or in the barracks. The men and women there are... Normally a bit rowdy. Where do you wish to dine lady Felicity?]]

[center [b He asked willing to follow her lead on this. Yushiro wasn't picky and as long as he could accompany his comrade in arms. He wouldn't much mind where they headed to as long as it was a legit business.]]

[center [+darkblue I am aware and have been informed to be a very "dull" man. I apologize for my lack of aid in this endeavor my lady.]]

[center [b He said as he offered the woman a soft bow.]]

[center [h3 Wedding Day]]

[center [pic http://i.imgur.com/w6lFv09.jpg]]

[center [b Zero had listened to her talk happily of the wedding as a soft smile crept upon his stern face.]]

[center [i Perhaps food from Tristania from the former era.]]

[center [b His smile remained as he remembered his childhood a bit.]]

[center [i You seem very knowledgeable in this. As for a tux, I suppose I was given one from time to time but on the war front and the war room? It hasn't much crossed my mind I'm afraid.]]

[center [b Zero had remembered the last time he let Clyde use that "Flair" to set him up with a mate. Or even to simply make friends.]]

[center [pic http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vACFHqzSd9c/Urw9cWA2UKI/AEkk/hGELtElayaM/s1600/RPG+Record+of+Agarest+War+v1.32.jpg]]

[center [b It helped hide him as the commander Zero but he didn't learn much about the common people. His stern face remained even with contacts and his entire appearance changed as much as possible.]]

[center [b Zero wasn't sure if he should let Clyde take over.]]

[center [pic https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/agarest/images/8/80/CG_Leonhardt.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/400?cb=20100519153415]]

[center [b He did remember his smile being less standoffish and the white he wore seemed more approachable. However, it had felt off to him perhaps he'd go for a similar approach? Hadn't the white swordsman done such a thing? To vastly change his appearance?]]

[center [b His smile had turned into a small laugh as he looked her way.]]

[center [i You have a very strange taste.]]

[center [b He said in a forward straight tone. Though he had proposed to her he was surprised to see such a cheerful woman with so much charm agree to marry a man such as himself. He had leaned in roughly kissing the smaller woman as he held on to her arms tightly looking into her eyes.]]

[center [i You are indeed very charming.]]

[center [b He said again with another straight face as he kissed her again and again roughly holding on to her. Was this what it meant? To let ones desire to control their actions?]]

[center [b He thought on her words about the bad luck to see her before. How she found such a man to be charming. He rested his weary head into her own placing his forehead against her own. As the man known as "the cold hero" showed his weariness for the first time in years. He felt his body relax as he began to expose his vulnerableness. Despite the public seeing him as a god blessed with unstoppable power from the heavens themselves. He was just a man and though he'd never admit it he hit his limit ages ago.]]

[center [i Nimue, I believe this is where I state that I Frederick Sieghart love you.]]

[center [h3 Just A Man Just A Women]]

[center [pic https://data.whicdn.com/images/283050367/large.jpg]]

[center [b Simon had felt her bit his lip as he gripped around her hips. As he suddenly jerked her head back kissing her into her lovely neck. Pulling back out of the bathroom door laying her down on her mattress. Despite the fact she was soaking wet from her shower as he kissed her relentlessly like he wouldn't get a chance to ever again. At this moment? He wasn't a king he was just a man. A man that loved his wife dearly how she brought that side out of him.]]

[center [b It was in these heats of passion he knew that all he did? Everything he did? His whole motivation? Was the precious jewel he held in his arms.]]

[center [b He squeezed at her tender hips as he began to bite at her neck softly as he chuckled softly. How she brought such a different side of him one he'd normally scorn if not for her kindness.]]

[center [+gold I love you.]]

[center [b He whispered in a hushed tone into her ear as he held onto her tightly.]]

[center [h3 Oblivous Simon]]

[center [pic http://i60.tinypic.com/33nvt5g.jpg]]

[center [b Simon had crossed his arms and nodded on his judgments were to be made too quickly. True first impressions were important but she had a point.]]

[center [+gold Fair enough if I am not sold you aren't naive with such a dream. I should give it more time to get to know you even with such a towering goal. Even if borders on impossible I'll give it more of a chance before passing a judgment.]]

[center [b He said offering her a handshake on that matter. However the next matter? Had completely blown up on his face as he tilted his head. Was the skirt like that here issued? Perhaps he simply never noticed before? Or simply her body type was different? Or had they gotten her skirt too short?]]

[center [+gold I was simply asking I do not see the big deal. Perverted?]]

[center [b He tilted his head, scratching at it.]]

[center [+gold Were that the case I'd have asked you to maintain that attire. I thought we agreed on no quick accusations yes? I'm not sure what has you all flustered. As for the towel robe you gave me this I wasn't given much of a choice.]]

[center [b He had begun to get dressed it wasn't long before he was in full set again. Placing his glasses upon his face. Setting out of the bathroom as he pushed them up the bridge of his nose. Still, a confused look plastered all over his face he wasn't sure what upset others. It always seemed when he spoke his mind it upset others. That hasn't much changed since being on his own.]]

[center [b He'd apologize but he'd have to ask why he was to make it more sincere. Of course, if he asked why he was sorry? She'd simply get madder, wouldn't she? Wait a second why did he care if she hated him? He was trying to get her to hate him at first anyway. It'd maybe be better for her to focus on her studies and leave someone like him alone anyway.]]

[center [+gold So should I return home then?]]

[center [b He asked presuming that the offer for the drinks to be gone. He wasn't really a man to make too many assumptions but from her attitude? It was a safe bet, however, he saw her face flustered red. He leaned in placing a hand over her forehead.]]

[center [+gold You seem to be red all over are you sick? Am I so oblivious to have missed that too? I can go out and get you something before I go home if you wish.]]

[center [b Even if she sent him home for the effort she gave he could do at least that for her. Even if she was the reason he had the mess? He had a respect for her to try and clean it up.]]
  Kanzaki Muller / Kudaketa / 324d 3h 48m 7s

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