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Nathaniel K Jenova

''Time is a constant and with it comes change. Embrace it, don't fight it.''

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a character in “Equipoise”, as played by xfaithyx123

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Nathaniel Kale Jenova








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GENERAL INFORMATION

♠Race
Crocotta || The name for his primary purpose, as he is a vessel, an entity of the Goddess Equipoise' own making. To ensure the the prophecy comes to pass eventually. His countless deaths is not felt the same for him because from the souls they gain their life force and all round strength is increased. This doesn't mean he is invulnerable. He can still die and in many ways, of course in death the remaining souls including his 'core' soul disburse, hiding in the land of the dead.

But one is left behind crystallizing into a direct source of power in itself, but of course it is only a slither of it's true potential. But in time he heals, weakened by the loss of soul (because they loss strength and life force from it as well as the reincarnation itself) and he will get up and just walk away.... weaker but alive, possibly leaving a couple of emptied bodies of their souls in his wake.
♠Rank
Unknown
♠Affiliation
Dragoon || Neutral || Student?
♠Gender
Male
♠Nickname(s)/Alias(es)
White; Often used from teachers, demons and angels alike. This is more of a code name and not many know it.
Kye; Often used as his nickname from the people in school or in general. This is also a preferred name.
♠Age
Appears 21 but his factual age is 500 years.
♠Love Interest
None at the moment
♠Face Claim
Yazoo || Final Fantasy IV Advent Children



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APPEARANCE

♠Height
6'1 Foot
♠Weight
156 Ibs
♠Build
Slender, agile and slightly toned
♠Hair Color
Silver White
♠Eye Color
Blue green with a yellow ring around his pupils. Snake like.
♠Scars/Tattoos/Piercings
He has not tattoos nor piercings. But he does have a fair share of scars that decorate his body from conflicts. No one gets out of a battle completely unscathed. His more noticeable scars are on his neck and down his spinal cord...
♠Description
Nathaniel is tall, an average for a healthy human being's height in fact so he doesn't tower over people and due to his exorcist path training he is agile and quick therefore not much muscle is on his form. He has striking snake like eyes that glow in low light or darkness with a icy blue hue to them. His hair is long, silvery white with a fringe and this is his natural hair colour. Pale complexion of rose ivory tint with only his scars as blemishes on his skin and darkness around his eye sockets. He also has the unusual features of his being as black claws, they are not retractable along with pointed ear tips with bone spikes on them, his eyes are also racial features of his being along with fangs.
♠Preferred Clothing

His clothing outright is black leather armour with his trench coat that has his holster belt for his gun, Soul Shatter. The belt as chains dangling down it. He also wears leather gloves so his claws are not so noticeable nor intimidating. His boots are buckled with steel toe guards that have metal spikes that look like talons as they curve to the front of the tip of the boot. His trousers are just black denim fitted jeans. As for underneath it is a thin black vest top and black should and chest harness for protection.



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MENTALITY


♠Oddities
Vagueness || He has the automatic need to ensure that even as he tells people about himself he is telling half truths so the information bestowed to the other is convincing but not entirely factual. Most consider him distrustful or even mysterious. But he never really enjoys evading answering questions about himself as he does long for relations, attachments in the world(s) as time flows on, all changes and he wants people to rely on when it all gets too much. He will often marry a cold expression on his face as he does this as interpreted but others when in fact it is sadness.

Finding Art || He is easily distracted by art and it's history. He considers it a way to be closer to the world's advancements in time as well as emotions of others that he finds hard to express himself. He is often found in museums and the art section of the school's library in his free time... or even when he is meant to be in class.

Spurs of panic/confusion || This is brought on due to the fact it is a racial side effect when consuming souls. He adopts the soul's previous owner's memories, knowledge of the world(s) and feelings making him go into lapses of zoning out and snapping back from his thoughts, feelings and new knowledge and therefore insight would frighten anyone.

Snake like hues || They also change colour to whatever emotion he feels at that moment. If someone read emotion with colours, he would not be able to hide how he were feeling, no matter the lack of expression on his face or monotone to his voice.

♠Skills
Marksmanship || The training to use guns or rifles from both past and present. This is especially worked on by Dragoon exorcists.
Soul Sight || The racial ability which allows them to see the souls of others, gauging their strength and age.
Reflexes/Dexterity || He is physically more agile, fast and flexible. This is also needed to be an successful Dragoon as distance is their biggest boon.
Insightfulness || This is another racial trait of his because they obtain knowledge from soul consumption.
♠Likes
Art || He sees it as the beautiful side or emotionally true side of the world(s)' people.
People || He likes to be sociable even if at times he is unsure how to act around them as he learns from their body language, expressions and reactions how to act himself.
People that respectfully mind their own.
Irn Bru || The Scottish fizzy drink
Poorly lit places || So his eyes aren't irritated.
♠Dislikes
Bright lights || His eyes are sensitive to light change and it hurts them.
Loud noises/high pitched noises || His ears are sensitive and can cause him great agony to the point of being frozen in place.
Judgemental people || With age comes maturity but sometimes this is not true so knowledge should. He will confront someone if he believes the person's views are inaccurate or unjust.
♠Hobbies
Caring for animals || He likes to be surrounded but animals as they simply love unconditionally with respect, sometimes it is nice to be away from people.
Playing piano || From a soul a memory came to him about music from a piano and from those memories he learnt to play and also love it.
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♠Phobia(s)
Agliophobia || The fear of intense pain. He has most likely be a victim of torture due to his reincarnation and so, the fear of pain/torture is unavoidable.
Monophobia || The fear of being alone. Nathaniel fears the idea of being the only one alive, therefore alone...
♠Sexuality
Pansexual
♠Personality
Nathaniel has a distant attitude to connection yet has the conflicts of wanting it all the same. Therefore his emotional sensitivity is rather high yet to his frustration his expressiveness lacks so it is hard for him to show or tell how he really feels. It is a issue with him not being as expressive as one would like due to the adopted memories, history and feelings from the souls they consume so they're knowledge of how to act or expression one's self is jumbled and distorted. They're lack of expressiveness is much to the resemblance to a mute child trying to scream.

This means he has a temper, easy to anger due to this frustration and silent torture of the mind. But besides this he is in general a very attentive person, noticing the changes of people's mood just from the raise of an eyebrow, a twitch of their hand and so forth so in addition to being a sensitive person he is also sensitive to the change of people's moods that are close to him and will often seek out a why to improve that person's mood or day.




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BACKGROUND

♠Relationship Status
Single
♠Family
Mother || Goddess of Equipoise || Unknown
♠Personal History

With Earth scarred by the two world's fury and disdain for one another leaving many dead in their wake from which caused the rift between life and death to open wide. A rush of wailing souls coloured the limboed state between the land of the dead and the land of the living with light it had not seen in many years.

But it carried the final wish for the mourning Goddess Equipoise as she pieced together shards of each soul travelling through limbo to the resting place of the dead until the soul of her Crocotta, her child was made and nurtured in darkness acting as the goddess' womb, her divine love for him great as she watched him come together. His soul was complete he embodied both the features of some animals of ferocity, sight, mind, body and care and that of the goddess herself. From essence to flesh the goddess Equipoise gave him her eternal love in the form of a simple goodbye before she pushed him from limbo and into the land of the living.

Rain poured from the storming skies of Earth onto his naked skin and as he first opened his eyes, the goddess closed hers... He saw remaining earthlings in grief and fear and she slept.

As he staggered up, using his legs for the first time, blinking he looked around before looking at himself, flinching as rain splashed against his skin and he was quick to coward in fear to the closest thing that brought him comfort. A body of a man and the mind of a child he was close to his first tears. Once he calmed, he was approached from a figure that put his hand out to him with a wounded arm and chest yet a kind smile that soon housed him as he slowly learned the basics of speech and response.
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But one night he found himself feeling ill, walking to the man he saw as his father's bedroom he woke him. At first he was in tears, trying to express his sickness, his pain... his hunger. Unable to show it nor speak it he got angry, much like the child he was yet not in his mature form, he did not relies his strength as he grabbed the man, slamming him to the ground and with the crack of a bone. He broke the man's back but this was little than a snap to him as he next found himself holding the man by the throat, a blue mist from the man's lips to his and down, feeling the pain, the sickness and hunger lessen he continued unaware that he was taking the man's life and soul until he finished, only leaving behind him the body with no warmth, his veins black like permanent ink... His first soul he learned so much from, building his strength and knowledge of his surroundings as well as the knowledge that he killed the man he cared for and learnt from...

In his sadness and anger he walked the streets of the town he came to know as home no more as as he single-handedly slaughtered the place without so much as a scratch only a fearfulness in his victims eyes and the blackening of their veins. He gained so much knowledge, strength and emotional capability that he also gained loneliness, guilt and hatred of himself and his hunger that he found so hard to control and satisfy. Taking his need for currency he left his first wake of bodies and in time came more and in experience and teachings they lessened. But his loneliness, anger and confusion grew as the memories, knowledge and feelings became to become jumbled, mixing reality with fiction. He found himself walking on... He continued, watching as a observer as the worlds changed, going in and out from them all, seeing both sides of which were neutralised but what he called home, Earth.

It was when he understood time's importance as it sowed the seeds of change, forgiveness, likeness and distance. But was the world and people changed, he stayed the same. Never aging, never becoming part of the living nor dead. Even in his home called Earth he didn't fit in. His ideals, perspective and 'aging' didn't fit with his home or Aurea and Inferno. He was like a separate entity in worlds that no longer held him in recognition.

''Am I always going to be an observer, destined to be alone in a world where so many walked past me with curiosity yet, no will to approach?'' He asked.

''The key to life and death. Just waiting for its bearer.'' She answered, her eternal love hugging his lonely shoulders with reassurance and acceptance. This was when he decided to wait for fate to play it's cards.



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♠Weapon
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Soul Shatter; His pistol is imbued with his 'soul wave' that allows him to channel his elemental soul attacks within the gunblade itself.

♠Soul Abilities

Elemental: He can use any elemental attacks but only using one element at a time, this only takes a small amount of his countless souls to conjure which will weaken him but not to a point of inability to continue fighting. He will most likely need to feed though as his hunger becomes stronger the more he uses it risking a frenzy feeding.

Life and Death; These two elements come from the fact that he is a direct descendent of the goddess Equipoise, may she sleep soundly. These abilities come from the fact that she can create life and grant death also. The main ability fields from which Aurae and Inferno were made from. These two abilities use a lot of a soul or souls depending on the gauge of it's power usage and so he uses this very little as it acts more as a final attack.

Of course the Life soul power heals angels and mortals but hurts demons and undead. And the Death soul power heals demons and undead but hurts angels and mortals. A vice versa. Using this will weaken him to the point of physical exhaustion and possible mortal illness like a flu while leaving crystallized souls at his feet.

They hold power in themselves and only shatter if he touches them because they reject him once they leave his body.




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So begins...

Nathaniel K Jenova's Story

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Alright my dears the story has begun!! Please go to this link before you begin posting.

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(Apologizes.... wrong place ^^;)

The setting changes from new-earth to True Cross Academy, Fidel City

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Character Portrait: Ryuu Shosuke Character Portrait: Akio Yamada Character Portrait: Aura Thorne Character Portrait: Nathaniel K Jenova Character Portrait: Evangline DeCaprio Character Portrait: Julius King

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Nathaniel Kale Jenova








With each step I take, a ripple tears inbetween worlds mortals should never see. With each step I take a long lost path, dusty and old is renewed. With each step I take, the more I know.




Nathaniel was sat on the roof of the Cram School or rather the True Cross Academy he watched as each teacher and student went through the doors before finally jumping from the roof, only a small tremble happened with the cracking of stone under his feet as he fell from a high place only to land with elegant effortlessness. As he just walked off to the buses and right at the back of one with folded arms, looking down, but if one were to look into his snake like eyes, he would look like he were in a dream world but of course, it was just one of those days for him... Everything was just confusing him today...

As students rushed in they sat down but most at the back of the bus seemed to just look at Nathaniel like a were a wondrous painting or a rare sight. The bus travel was as always, loud with laughter and chattering that came to a stop as they all met their destination which in the night was eerie. He instantly felt the presence of another, weaker but that was only know for him and by the valuation of his own skills, not the students.

Nathaniel stayed at the bus for a time watching the students from afar, the only thing in the darkness that gave him away from within the darkness of the surroundings was his eyes, green blue snake like eyes that naturally glowed in the dark. His ears listened to them while his eyes looked directly at the entity as it seemingly taunted the group with feeble attempts of close missed shots of dark magicks. As he here the name Dragoon it made his ears perk up a bit but his unreadable face didn't show the interest his ears did that were covered with his long silver locks. That was when he decided to stand straight from leaning on the bus and he slowly walked up to the group, his black leather trench coat and armour was foreign to all but him. He stood to the side of them for a moment, contemplating what he should say, his eyes still looking over to the side and not that the students as he watched the demon they most likely couldn't see apart from the Aria that was Evangaline Decarprio but even then she would need to force much more to see the demon as clearly as Nathaniel did. He only continued to look on, yet for a moment put hi hand up and waved to Evangaline Decarprio for a moment before finally looking to the group. ''Onward then.''

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Character Portrait: Ryuu Shosuke Character Portrait: Akio Yamada Character Portrait: Aura Thorne Character Portrait: Nathaniel K Jenova Character Portrait: Evangline DeCaprio Character Portrait: Julius King

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#, as written by Ever
Aura Thorne

It was the White Rabbit, trotting slowly back again, and looking anxiously about as it went, as if it had lost something; and she heard it muttering to itself `The Duchess! The Duchess! Oh my dear paws! Oh my fur and whiskers! She' ll get me executed, as sure as ferrets are ferrets! Where CAN I have dropped them, I wonder?' Alice guessed in a moment that it was looking for the fan and the pair of white kid gloves, and she very good-naturedly began hunting about for them, but they were nowhere to be seen--everything seemed to have changed since her swim in the pool, and the great hall, with the glass table and the little door, had vanished completely.

Very soon the Rabbit noticed Alice, as she went hunting about, and called out to her in an angry tone, `Why, Mary Ann, what ARE you doing out here? Run home this moment, and fetch me a pair of gloves and a fan! Quick, now!' And Alice was so much frightened that she ran off at once in the direction it pointed to, without trying to explain the mistake it had made.

`He took me for his housemaid,' she said to herself as she ran. `How surprised he'll be when he finds out who I am! But I'd better take him his fan and gloves--that is, if I can find them.' As she said this, she came upon a neat little house, on the door of which was a bright brass plate with the name `W. RABBIT' engraved upon it. She went in without knocking, and hurried upstairs, in great fear lest she should meet the real Mary Ann, and be turned out of the house before she had found the fan and gloves.

`How queer it seems,' Alice said to herself, `to be going messages for a rabbit! I suppose Dinah'll be sending me on messages next!' And she began fancying the sort of thing that would happen: `"Miss Alice! Come here directly, and get ready for your walk!" "Coming in a minute, nurse! But I've got to see that the mouse doesn't get out." Only I don't think,' Alice went on, `that they' d let Dinah stop in the house if it began ordering people about like-


Abruptly, the scene was shattered, the imagination required for such viewing rapidly now fleeing from Aura’s attention and that precious moment now resting as a mere memory of the past. And what exactly caused this soon-to-be Tamer’s sudden distraction from this fictitious pleasure? What had caused those wandering crimson orbs to drift from the dog-eared, yellow-stained pages of her favourite novel to latch onto the podium positioned at the very front of the classroom? It was all result of the captivating spell the Dragon Exorcist casted, the authority and command her very being sapped from the other occupants, the minute those worn oaken doors swung shut with gentle ease. Instinctively, a feeling of detached adoration swept through Aura as Ms. Shosuke’s own gaze flitted past each student with unwavering determination, the slightest cough accompanying the gesture. “Alright ladies and gentlemen, listen up today will be the first time you will be working on your own in small groups. Today’s lesson is to capture and or drive away an evil spiritual creature. There approximately several of these creatures but today we will focus only on the ones at a certain location. The hunting grounds where you will carry out this lesson, is at Fluor Amusement Park. Do not worry about the civilians as the park has been closed for the past seven years. But do take in mind that it is an amusement park and Fidel City will most likely renovate the place later on so please try not to destroy any of the buildings or rides. Now hurry along now, get into groups and we’ll take a bus ride to the park” rang out the clipped tone, no sense of lingering nor familiarity present within the tone. Within a matter of a few seconds, the Upper Class Exorcist doled out orders and vanished in a similar manner of which she originally appeared. Oh my…we are going out in the field today…? And.. I have to work with others? mused the Tamer’s inner voice, the slightest twinge of concern and inquisitivity colouring the otherwise stoic tone. Exhaling a sigh at the tiring task paved before her, Aura merely flickered her attention to rest at the page number before, with as much gentle caution as she could muster, closing the worn book. Setting aside a brief moment for herself, gaze holding an emotion akin to pining, the girl sat in a metacognitive state, mind wandering with varying outcomes for today’s events. However, that state was abruptly shattered as the abrasive sound of chairs scraping against floorboards reached her foreword conscious. Oh...looks like we are leaving already.. assessed that inner voice once more, the concern now evaporated. Following in the stead of those whom she called ‘peers’, Aura fluidly raised her stature out of the weathered chair before filing out of the friendly space and onto the bus, into the world unknown.

As usual, the ride was obnoxiously loud and boisterous as others chattered and chided another, each one holding a sense of quivering excitement that could only result in a throbbing headache. Suppressing a yawn, the response opposite of her peers, the Tamer began to retire her focus from the mass and to the blurred scenes passing her view. I hope this won’t take too long… I was finally approaching my favourite section of the story..

The moment the vehicle came to a still was the moment the Tamer escaped it’s stuffy confines.. after all, she was never one for large crowds in small spaces. Inhaling shallow breaths of the crisp, morning air, this particular girl found her mind beginning to slowly unfurl. With a clear head once more, Ms. Thorne went about her usual routine when it came to group activities; separating her person from the others. Truly, it was a horrible habit, signaling herself as a lone player.. but.. well, old habits, indeed, die hard. Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on your stance, an ebony-haired woman floated over to their group, attire and posture screaming elegance and refinement. "I'm Evangline but call me Eve, and I hate to do this to all of you but I think we need to go against our training for this. We're one of the smaller groups and we can't spare a single person. I need to analyze the demon first so let it do what it does for a few moments then we all coordinate an attack on it. Meaning I say my verse our tamer summons and Mr. Knight acts knightly, that way it won't know who to go for. If it does pick me because I'm the weak link... well my legs and such aren't attached to my mouth. Unless any of you have ideas you'd like to bring forth that is." rang out her input, a sheepish smile pursuing the offered plan. The only reaction Aura could managed to muster was one of shock, two quick blinks indicating her feelings. She spoke….so fast...and just approached like it was no big deal.. mused that inner voice once again, it’s confusing twinge of envy palpable. With a quick shake of her head, the snow-gold curtain briefly catching air, the Tamer attempted to vainly brush away such negative emotions and focus on the topic at hand; what they were to do.

Aura’s lips parted in the slightest, almost as if she was about to dare voice her opinions, when a masculine tone cut the bravery to it’s knees. "Of course I do, and it's less likely to get the lot of you killed What I mean is demons are devious, even the dumbest of them has enough instinct to see through most plans. You'd also be better off learning what's at your disposal. Name's Julius King, I'm packing a Stallion and a Lion summon. If the other Tamer has something good for scouting things get much easier." following his casual input, the newcomer wasted little time in eyeing each of the small huddle’s members before resting his crimson pair on Aura. It took a second for it to fully process that this ‘Julius’ was referring to her person, mind racing to focus on what he just said. Scouting…? Hm……maybe..Kota? Sending the other Tamer a small nod, indicating that she was in possession of such a summon, the doll-esque girl took this chance to glance over the other groups. They all look..strong..

"I've heard some Aria can figure out their target off just knowing what the demon looks and acts like thus meaning we simply distract the thing and get it in range for your Verse, my Stallion can then keep you safe. Otherwise, either the swordsmen or my Lion will need to stall while you figure out what verse is needed. The of course comes protecting you for the verse, probably with a man down by that time. As for the swordsman.. We need to know now, is the cane decorative or functional and whether you're more offensive or defensive in style. That way we Tamers can better coordinate our summons with you and compensate for any potential weaknesses. To be honest, I'd rather avoid using my lion and wish we a Dragoon." ..He talks alot..

A moment of pause stretched on within the group, each member, evidently, debating what to do and how to do it. However, that quiet was soon shattered by an intruder with an eerily soft tone. ''Onward then.''. Trying to ignore the frown crossing her features, instinct already knowing who this particular voice belonged to, the female Tamer waited patiently for the team to make a collective step forward.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Akio Yamada Character Portrait: Aura Thorne Character Portrait: Nathaniel K Jenova Character Portrait: Evangline DeCaprio Character Portrait: Julius King

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Evangline DeCaprio



Eve looked at their newest addition to the team, Julius. Tugging on her ivory gloves she muttered to herself "My plan wasn't that bad... it was tailored for a small team." Once she was done fidgeting with gloves she looked back up just to see Julius judging her appearance. Straightening her shoulders she was about to give him a look meant to say "who are you to judge" when something in his features softened. Seeing as how it seemed that she wasn't viewed negativity she decided against giving that look and settled for a "finished yet?" look. When he then spoke indirectly to the team and outlined his plan, something about the notion that he would be protecting her struck a cord. She truly was defenseless, and really if any of the others decided to attempt to memorize religious passages she wouldn't be needed. A moment of self loathing hit her for being useless but she brushed it under the rug, right now she had a job to do. So going to his rhetorical idiotic statement about only some aria's being able to tell a verses based off of how it acts was absurd. How else was she supposed to figure it out, asking the damn thing? Really she had some general theories about the verse based off it's freaking location, after all amusement parks are meant for children. Only instead of saying any of what she had on her mind she simply settled for "Just leave me a short observation window and I'm set captain." Grinning a little she thought the nickname suited him. After all he just came in here and started giving orders like a captain would to his team.

Then taking a moment to observe the others Eve noticed Mr. Jenova giving her a quick wave. As a result her eyes light up when she saw her favorite teacher and she gave a brilliant smile in return. Now she had to blow this thing out of the water after all it would look bad on Mr. Jenova if she didn't. Looking at the other teams she noticed that they were already scouting. Looking to Miss Mute (aka Aura... until a better nickname showed up), Captain, and Akio Eve gave a somewhat encouraging smile as she was about to say something along the lines of "shall we get going?" When Akio just kinda blew up shouting about things. Once he was done Eve couldn't help but laugh at his antics. Holding her gloved hand to her mouth she fought valiantly against the laughter threatening to spill over but allais she couldn't help it and gave into her giggles. Feeling absolutely terrible about laughing at his outburst when Mr. Jenova, who wasn't apart of the team, accidently caused it just wasn't right. Only to be fair she more less ended up laughing at his ending, after all he gave this self assured speal just to end it with asking for help. The fact alone that he didn't mind asking for help won him brownie points points with Eve.

So gently she seized his free hand and said "Alright then Sparky, lets get going." tugging him toward where her gut said there was some sort of evil energy. Training with Mr. Jenova did tend to come in handy in regards to honing her instincts and capabilities in general. As she was leading sparky Eve twist her torso so she could face the others and had a bit of an internal argument on what to call Aura as she didn't want to call her Miss. Mute incase it hurt her feeling, but she didn't want to exclude her by not giving her nickname. So quickly she thought of something else and went with something based off apparence. Looking at the two again she gave a grin accompanied with her saying "Well then Captain, Ms. Fay, are you coming or staying?"

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Character Portrait: Ryuu Shosuke Character Portrait: Akio Yamada Character Portrait: Aura Thorne Character Portrait: Nathaniel K Jenova Character Portrait: Evangline DeCaprio Character Portrait: Julius King

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Nathaniel Kale Jenova



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Nathaniel smiled shortly as the students went forth before turning away and walking to Ryuu's side which was a bit behind the group of students as expected by a protector... He was not a very good teacher in that way. It was hard for him to connect to people even now, Eve was a different story. She made the effort to get close to him and eventually he returned the feelings. Though the act with much formal language and poise to which others see as tensed or strange they were very close and it was only in private that their formal outlook changed or in dire moments if one of them were hurt... Maybe that was the reason why he chose to tag along with Ryuu... So to watch over his dear friend.

He walked beside Ryuu in silence, watching from there to the students, watching the entity and the student's souls for any changes, mostly in the students though, he would only step in when it is in dire need or if the students request it, which was unlikely since most apart from Eve considered him a friend or part of the school. It didn't help the wear he dressed, never mind his eyes or bone tipped pointed ears and claws. Perhaps it was the way he acted around everyone, even Eve... He was so formal, vague or awkward. He couldn't help it in truth but he wishes to improve and he has in some ways with Eve's help after all... Getting a friendly hug from him was hard for her to achieve in itself.

Nathaniel finally spoke, his breaths hardly heard and no misty cloud from breathing was odd as he spoke. ''How do you think they fair?'' He would tilt his head as he watched from there, the students' souls moving around and the entity's as well. ''A lesser spirit I see... How is there team work? Which one is more successful in leading the group...?'' He looked at Aura's soul, raising a brow. ''I don't think they will have a problem at all either way... someone has more potential than even they know... interesting... So similar...''

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Ryuu Shosuke Character Portrait: Akio Yamada Character Portrait: Aura Thorne Character Portrait: Nathaniel K Jenova Character Portrait: Evangline DeCaprio Character Portrait: Julius King

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Ryuu


Ryuu realized her group was making slow progress, mainly because unlike the other groups, Aurora's group were actually trying to devise a plan. Good, teamwork is the key to this test. She continued to follow them making sure to keep to the shadows but also in adding distance between them and her. Ryuu was aware of the fact that some of them were able to faintly feel the presence of those around them that had high spiritual energy.

Although she was human, with her mixed blood, she had more spiritual energy than the average person. Glancing over her shoulder, Ryuu noticed one of her colleges was close behind her. From his eerie looking eye's, she guessed it was Nathaniel. The group slowed down for a moment, Probably to get introductions over and done with, the thought ran through her head before it was interrupted.

"How do you think they fair" And so began the onslaught of question. "A lesser spirit I see... How is there team work? Which one is more successful in leading the group...? ''I don't think they will have a problem at all either way... someone has more potential than even they know... interesting... So similar...''

Ryuu stared at him over her shoulder, one brow raised in question. Looks like I got stuck with the ever curious and questioning Nathaniel An almost smile appeared on her lips but it soon vanished for a more serious face. Turning her head forwards again, Ryuu answered his questions in order.

" Well first off, they haven't gotten far so they're just fine for the moment anyway. So far from what I see happening before me, they've got the best teamwork. Unlike the other groups they've gotten introductions over and done with a forming a plan. I'd say your student, Evangeline and my own, Julius are the best at leading the group."

The red head decided not to make any comment on his last few words. But she was curious as to what he meant. The sudden waves of heat and light caught her eye and drew her attention back at the group. From the look of things, Julius had summoned one of his familiars. "Tch, why Aja-Oh I see. You're a smart one indeed." Having been one of his primary teachers as she herself was a Tamer, Ryuu had overseen Julius's first summoning. The kid had a knack for getting the strong ones but of course it came at a price. The strain on his body could be too much if he decided to over do it.

The group seemed to get a bit more busy. To further prove her observation, Julius and Aurora took to the sky on Aja's back while Evangeline and Akio took the ground. They started moving forwards and so did Ryuu, but not before biting her own thumb and sliding it down her arm. The tattoo there started to wriggle and curl, soon enough it slide right of her arm to take on the form of a small black dragon. "Night follow after the two who are in the sky, I'll stay down here with these two." Night nodded in acknowledgement and coiled about as he gained altitude and quickly caught up to Julius and Aurora.

Ryuu looked over at Nathaniel, "Lets get a move on." With that being said, Ryuu headed in the general direction of Evangaline and Akio.

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Character Portrait: Ryuu Shosuke Character Portrait: Akio Yamada Character Portrait: Aura Thorne Character Portrait: Nathaniel K Jenova Character Portrait: Evangline DeCaprio Character Portrait: Julius King

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Nathaniel Kale Jenova



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Nathaniel walked behind Ryuu still, his chains clashing together lightly against his black leather armour, steel like claws on his buckled boots digging into the earth with ease, shrouding the sound of his steps all the more. A smile was rather for Nathaniel, his face normally stoic or cold but when he did, as rare it was, it never failed to show warmth and a gentleness that was not ever really seen on the man but as rare as they were it only showed the significant of it's appointed affection. It was directed to Evangeline... It seemed being around her made Nathaniel more curious about... emotions so much so that he desired to express them more naturally. It wasn't that he didn't feel, it was that he never learned to express them.. only burying them away with a hard swallow, no matter the pain.

He continued to smile to himself, realising he was becoming side tracked and so his stoic facial expression returned and he looked up, looking ahead and up at the souls of the students, his eyes almost acting as a light source. He saw the wavering effect on Julius and he tilted his head, speaking out a thought to himself. ''That is his price? Interesting...'' He then saw Ryuu summon her own familiar and he smiled, from behind Ryuu he waved a little at the creature, it was safe to say, he had a soft side for animals. He then appointed his attention back to Ryuu once more, still learning of things of this world he was easily distracted by the things that most considered normal. ''I agree with you Ryuu... They are both very strong characters. Let us hope that they work together rather than against each other. It is a common thing, besting a fellow student to outshine another to steal ones spotlight for praise in youth after all.'' Once Ryuu picked up the pace he did to, going to her side, his glowing orbs for eyes watching the students and staring directly at the entity. ''Of course... I shall like to see Eve's improvements myself.''

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Character Portrait: Ryuu Shosuke Character Portrait: Akio Yamada Character Portrait: Aura Thorne Character Portrait: Nathaniel K Jenova Character Portrait: Cerbin "Cerberus" Hiberion Character Portrait: Evangline DeCaprio Character Portrait: Julius King

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[Sorry... sorry... sorry... Never mind this! POOF! Gone...]

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Ryuu


Ryuu nodded her agreement with Nathaniel. She didn’t particularly care about the students as individuals but more so because she was a teacher and it was her job to care. Hmm maybe taking this one wasn’t the best idea after all Ryuu looked back at Nathaniel as she continued to shadow her students. Very little happened between Evangeline and Akio not that she had expected much. Akio was one to joke around but Evangeline seemed more on the serious side of things. As she walked, Ryuu kept looking up at the sky, red eyes flicking about in search of her familiar and her students. A flash of movement could be seen which Ryuu soon deduced to being Night as he slithered through the sky.

She watched Akio as he made a fool of himself, an amused smile beginning to form on her lips. Suddenly Night settled down beside her drawing her attention away from the two before her for a brief second. “Where are the other two?” Night curled in the air beside her head as he shrunk to the size of a medium sized snake. “They are on their way. It seems the boy landed a bit too far from the others so I’m guessing he’s bringing his familiar closer.” Ryuu looked back at the other two in her line of sight and soon enough Julius and Aura arrived. His familiar knelt so he ad Aura could dismount as one would a normal horse.

Nodding her head she continued to watch them, not even bothering to look in the direction of her familiar. “Good, they’re here in one piece, although I would have preferred it if you had stayed with them Night.” With that being said, Ryuu reached out for Night who in turn curled around her arm. With a dark flash of light Night once more became a two-dimensional version of himself. Still moving about on her arm, it looked like the dragon like familiar was making himself comfortable before finally settling and was still.

Upon the fellow tamers arrival, Ryuu could hear Akio’s nervous laugh as he tried to turn attention away from his fool of a blunder. Surprisingly enough the knight-in-training proved himself by what he did next in dealing with the obvious piece of news Julius had given them. As Akio quietly confronted the spiritual creature, his foot hit a can much to Ryuu’s dismay. Ugh now it’ll know your there but that didn’t seem to be the case as the spiritual creature seemed to be completely oblivious of the young exorcists in trainings presence. Using his cane, Akio hit the can and it flew right by the spiritual creatures head. “Hmm that was pretty good for a blind swordsman. Let’s see what else you’ve got up your sleeve Yamada.”

Akio began to taunt the poor creature but it was enough for it to anger it. Throwing a trash can towards the young swordsman; Akio unsheathed his sword and then sheathed it with surprising speed and precision. Impressive. I guess his family’s harsh training has done some good. Seeing as the trash can was a failed attempt, the spiritual creature rushed Akio who lowered himself into a fighting stance, which earned him a slight frown from Ryuu as she began to criticize the stance he chose. Ryuu gave him a scrutinizing look over, His center of gravity is too high, one push and he’ll be easily overtaken by it. That was really the only thing Ryuu caught onto before she turned her attention back to the rest of the group.

Red eyes focused on the female Aria as she distanced herself from the group, but not because she was scared but to give her room to think. Good, good. Think and think hard Evangeline. Soon enough it seemed the girls thinking time was over as she began to speak a phrase from the bible. Although because Ryuu herself wasn’t an Aria she had to rack through her brain in order to figure out the verse Evangeline was speaking. Ryuu was glad the girl was screeching out the verse like another Aria she knew. The red haired woman understood their need to be loud so their voices could reach the ears of the spiritual creature or lesser demon. It sometimes got a little annoying hearing them scream and shout all the while making a fool out of themselves.


The young girl continued with her verse and already the first sounds of pain coming from the spiritual creature could be heard. However it seemed the Aria herself wasn’t able to handle the scream of pain that escaped its lips. Faltering just enough to give herself an opening but it seemed before the spiritual creature actually had a chance to attack the girl. It yowled in fear as it made an attempt to backtrack its footsteps. It was at that moment a chill went down Ryuu’s spine, turning around she just barely managed to catch sight of a flock of lesser demons pass her overhead. One of the three went in a separate direction and right towards Aura, while the other two focused their attention on her students. Ironically the lesser demons did her a favor as one scooped up the spiritual creature in its jaws and swallowed it whole. Finally the direness of the situation reached Ryuu’s mind as she ran towards her students, a string of curses escaped her lips and were left in her wake.


“What the hell are they doing here?” As she got closer to her students, Julius had summoned his second familiar one Ryuu hadn’t realized her had. It was a lion albeit a wild one as it let loose a deafening roar that sent not only the lesser demons in its path but her as well staggering backwards. Shielding her face from flying debris she saw arcs of lightning leave its body, a look of worry flashed across her normally serious face when her eyes caught sight of Julius’s state of being. The arcs of lightening from before were not directed at anything in particular but they did ruin a few objects in its path of destruction. Eyes narrowing Ryuu made haste in reaching her students although she had to make sure not to get in the way of a now rampant familiar.

“Damn it all!” Ryuu watched as Akio made attempts to fight off one of the lesser demons. While Evangeline and Julius were nowhere to be seen, Where are they? Running over towards Akio, Ryuu drew out the two swords that rested at her sides. Sharing a look with her student Ryuu raised her swords, “Yamada I need you to go and find Evangeline and Julius. Julius didn’t seem to be in the best of conditions and Evangeline will need time to come up with a “Fatal Verse”. You need to protect them from the Lesser Demons so hurry” Ryuu had no idea as to where Aura went but hopefully the girl would be able to hold her own. Ryuu now alone stood before a rather large Lesser Demon, it was somewhat larger than a horse. The Lesser demon resembled a mutated ape with arms the size of barrels and curled horns protruding from its forehead. A snake-like tail whipped about behind it with barbs covering the surface.

The second Lesser demons was smaller than its companion, resembling a boar with huge spikes poking out of its back. The one thing that was different from the normal boar was that its legs were somewhat longer so the creature was as low to the ground as its animal counterpart. Taking on a fighting stance, Ryuu side stepped the barbed tail that was sent her way. At the same time she sliced at its thick hide with both her swords. However they did not have the same effect as she had hoped it would, the cut was shallow and only enraged the creature more so than when Evangeline had spoken those verses. Swinging its large fists Ryuu rolled out of the way, coughing on the dusty dirt that rose up from the ground as it caved in under the weight of its fists. Looking up she just barely managed to guard against the second lesser demons charge. Its sudden charge caught her off balance and she fell to her side however its sight was not set on her. Instead it ran past her and in the direction that Akio and the others had gone in. “Dammit!”

Ryuu quickly got back up and rushed after the boar. However the ape demon blocked her pathway with its large fists. It laughed in triumph and her obvious frustration as Ryuu turned her attention back towards it. Suddenly the creature’s tail snapped at her upper body, raising her swords to deflect it they cracked then splintered under the immense weight. In the end its tail reached its target and sent Ryuu flying right into the wall of one of the nearby buildings. Thankfully her swords had blunted the force behind the blow but Ryuu still coughed up blood as she stood back up on shaky feet. Wiping away the blood that streamed down the corners of her mouth, Ryuu discarded her now useless swords and rolled her shoulders. Pain blossomed around her chest and feeling around she pinpointed the location of what she guessed was a fractured rib.

To make matters worse the ground began to shake and rumble all around her. Suddenly a large serpentine head erupted from the ground not too far away from where she and Nathaniel had once stood watching their students. The newcomer was twice the size of the one she had just been fighting with and resembled a snake with horns curling around the sides of its head. “What! Goddammit it, who they hell summoned these things?” Her anger at the idea of a Tamer or a group of Tamers in this case summoned such strong familiars got the better of her. All she knew was that either they had been killed in action and were unable to dismiss their summons or they were the ones who had sent their familiars loose on the world. Ryuu wasn’t sure what Nathaniel was doing in all this chaos but at times like these even an Exorcist at her level needed help. “Nathaniel! Now would be a good time!” she called out to him wincing in the process.

Using the blood from before she formed a seal on the wall behind her all the while keeping her eyes on the demons that began to advance towards her. A look of anger mixed with determination in her eyes, words of power left her lips. “Come forth oh Demon Blade. Slash the evil before you with the darkest of blades” slamming her hand against the seal, her hand formed into a fist as it took hold of the hilt of a blade. Pulling it out of its storage, Ryuu held in her hand a katana nearly as long as she was tall with a blade the color of onyx.

The demon ape growled in what she guessed was fear at the sight of a Demon Blade. Letting loose a long held release of air, Ryuu breathed in and out to calm her mind. "Alright Chomesku, lets burn them to hell." A mean smile on her face Ryuu rushed forwards at the same time as the demon ape. The two clashed heads with Ryuu's sword giving her the advantage. Guessing from the fact that the demon snake hadn't attacked her, Ryuu assumed Nathaniel was dealing with it.

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Meanwhile Ryuu and Nathaniel dealt with the demon ape and snake, the demon boar went after Akio, Julius and Evangeline. It snorted and yowled loudly, enough to alert its targets up ahead as it dashed straight for them. The demon boar swerved to the side only to pop up in front of them. It sqealed bloodlust raging in its eyes, pawing at the ground with its hooves, the demon boar stared right at Akio and his cane. In that moment it charged forwards right for Akio.

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Character Portrait: Ryuu Shosuke Character Portrait: Akio Yamada Character Portrait: Detritus Astaroth Character Portrait: Aura Thorne Character Portrait: Nathaniel K Jenova Character Portrait: Evangline DeCaprio Character Portrait: Julius King

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Nathaniel Kale Jenova






Nathaniel watched Ryuu with much attention to her small sways of twitching and differing body language that dictated her thoughts to him, as an analytical mind, rather easily. He didn’t show much with his face, never did… Never was taught how to appropriately. So he watched other express their emotions with such expressive movements of their muscles. Some made expression of one’s true feelings elegant, hearty and others sorrowful and frightening. He found it interesting how these contrasting pros and cons met with perfect synchronization.

But he looked back in between the land and the dark sky with his eyes glowing ever steadily like haunting blue lights shrouded in thick white fog. He brought out a small smile however at Akio’s abilities, even commenting on it as a outward thought. ''You are only as weak as you allow yourself...'' He looks back to Ryuu as she comments, trying to work out his game plan and he thought to add to such to in some way defend the young man. ''He is only blind to the seeing world around up, but he sees in other forms other than his other senses. He is hardly at a disadvantage and in some ways he could successfully land a surprise attack due to said ‘weakness’. I quite admire the young man if I say so myself.''

As the invasion then outright started from nowhere, Nathaniel for a moment was staggered in place from dulling pain in his chest from the lesser demons’ summoning. It was shocking his long unused natural passive abilities and he watched as a lightning bolt was blasting right to him like a sharp stake. He frowned, bringing his gloved hand to his front and from a blast of blue energy came from it, ice spreading out to shield him from the lightning but shattering on impact. He groaned, looking at Ryuu as she was knocked back and as he ran, toward her, summoning his gun blade from black mist that was linked to him via a chain, he was stopped.

''Ugh..'' Was all he managed to release in his irritation that he was blocked with a spiked whipping tail. He back flipped out its way, it shyly missing his nose yet his face held complete calm, or maybe it was voided of expression, one could not quite tell unless you really knew him, bets were Eve did and she would certainly point out that he was calm. In mid-air he looked back at the serpent demon and he pointed his gun at his snout, shooting the bullet that on impact exploded in ice, distracting him. At that moment Nathaniel shifted from view, only black mist left behind, before reappearing at the demon’s tail, his weapon stabbed into it, freezing its tail before he literally ran up it’s length. Slicing up it, the deep wounds freezing before he next leaped up and stabbed from the top of it’s head and through his jaw. Pulling the trigger to blast the beast from him in a fiery blaze. Blood splashing against him like flecks of generous doses of red onto the front of his chest, the blood trailed down from the lack of friction to keep it at its resting place. Where as on his face, small flicks across his exposed cheek resembled the flick like motions of a paint brush. At that moment, the world slowed for him, his breaths the only reality as he falls down.

Landed on the ground with much elegance his world was disturbed abruptly as he was tackled by a hell hound. Blocking it with his arm. He let out pained growls as the beast gnawed and maimed his forearm. He then snapped, out of feral aggression installed into him, hissing at the creature, much like one himself, before using his own claws to harshly rip it’s throat out then he kicked the hound away, grabbed his weapon. Turning it on the beast he shot the beast in the head, point blank. He slowly looked at his forearm, so badly maimed you could tell flesh from bone from the depth of the mauling and he cringed. But in the end, he only ripped away the sleeve of his trench coat. He then looked up to the sky and fired lights into the it, illuminating the darkness of the fair ground, ethereal sorts of lights, it would make some demons cower away from its small dose of holy energy from it, but it was otherwise quite harmless.

Nathaniel scanned the area, pushing weak demons away with gathered air from around him, swirling it around to add power in it's spin before casting it out on them, successfully pushing them back, only getting a few scratches to marry with his more serious wound that he did not see as a priority at this given moment despite the blood flow being much like water from a tap. However the blood flow was slowly steadying itself. It was still a ghastly sight to behold and more so with his ever calm expression on his face, like it didn't seem to matter though it was particularly nasty looking. He turned back to Ryuu, seeing the large ape like demon he fires a blast of ice at the back of the deformed ape like demon’s head to distract him from Ryuu. Before he could get her attention in turn. ''Do you wish me to stand or to find the others? I can see where they went, with my eyes.'' He shouted with much togetherness. He darted out of the way of the fist that came to slam over him, but still awaited Ryuu’s say before either attacking the beast or leaving to find the others.

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Character Portrait: Ryuu Shosuke Character Portrait: Akio Yamada Character Portrait: Aura Thorne Character Portrait: Nathaniel K Jenova Character Portrait: Evangline DeCaprio Character Portrait: Julius King

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Akio Yamada



Akio waited for the perfect moment to strike, as the spiritual creature cry in pain from Evangline attacks Akio seen the opening he was waiting for just. Akio started to sprint at the spiritual creature, but seemingly out of nowhere a huge "thing" crashed down on top of the spiritual creature. Akio heard a loud crunch then what sounded like a "glup", Akio slid to a stop just a few feet from the huge thing. This was one of the few times Akio wishes he could see, because he had no idea what was going on. Did a teacher summon this, If so why? Maybe another student did. As Akio tried to figure out what exactly was going on, the huge thing that seemingly ate the spiritual creature became aware of the boy's presence it raised its huge arm and swatted at the boy as if he was a fly.

Akio not fully paying attention was caught off guard by this the, "things" arm slammed into Akio sending him flying at least 10 to 15 yards away the only reason he didn't fly farther was he crashed into a wall or at least what felt like a wall. once Akio hit the ground, all he could hear was a loud ringing. He could hear what sounded like people, but couldn't quite make out what they were saying, kinda like he was underwater. Akio still clutching his cane slowly being to try and get up still not being able to make out any sounds other then a faint rumble that was slowly got louder and louder until he could make it out, it sounded like something charging him. Akio still pretty out of it from crashing into the wall had no time to react to this. For a brief moment Akio thought he was done, but seemingly on its own his body jump out of the way of what was charging him on its own.

This wasn't the first time something like this has happened while training with his mother, his body seem to move on its own Akio could thank this to training from a young age fighting was second nature to him at this point. What every it was crashed into the wall a fraction of a second after Akio roll away. Once Akio made it back to his feet, his hearing was somewhat back to normal and to Akio it sound as if he was in the middle of a war zone, but that didn't bother Akio as much as what he smell blood. There was a heavy smell of blood in the air, since on one else was in the area Akio assumed the worst one or all of his team members where at least hurt. Akio thought back to his promise he made to them, "as long as I'm alive, not even Satan will lay a finger on your guys." Akio clinches his teeth I let them down.

Akio had little time to dwell on his failure because what ever charged him dug itself out of the rubble of the wall and let out a monstrous cry. Akio turned his attention back to it. Not knowing fully what was going on and coupled with the fact he let his team down forced hand Akio hand, he had to get serious. To most people this wouldn't be a big deal, but to Akio it was only slightly better then dying, getting serious meant acting like his mom. Akio slowly open his eyes this was his "switch" for lack of a better word. The monster would snort and charge Akio again, once in range Akio quickly side steps the attack and quickly unsheathes his blade and slashes at the beats leg as it passes by. This attack was not meant to cut or severe the limb. Akio's goal was to trip up the charging monster. With one of the beast legs knocked from under it, the moster would crash into the ground hard. It slid a 7 or 8 feet to a stop at the sames time Akio slowly re sheaths his blade. Once his opponent made it back to it's feet Akio begins to ready himself for another charge. <br>

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Character Portrait: Ryuu Shosuke Character Portrait: Vincent Price Character Portrait: Nathaniel K Jenova Character Portrait: Yeuri

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Ryuu


Ryuu risked the chance to look in Nathaniel’s direction just as he laid the finishing blow to the demon snake. She pushed back the demons apes’ fist, swinging her sword in an arc as she herself was pushed back from the ape’s fist. “Yes, please hurry and find Akio and make sure he’s with Julius and Evangeline! I trust his skill as a swordsman but he isn’t ready yet for a fight with a lesser demon. Although he can hold his own he won’t last long so make sure he doesn’t kill himself in trying to have fun. I’ll deal with this one and go find Aura, so hurry up and go!”

Running forwards once more, Ryuu raised her sword prepared to cut at its side as it raised both its fist to crush its incoming target. Just before it was able to move even an inch, for Ryuu to side-step the attack she knew was to come the demon ape went rigid. Raising a brow, red orbs caught a glimpse of a sword running parallel to the creature’s shoulders. What in the world?{ The demon bellowed in pain, causing Ryuu to tense while her hands went to her ears to help block out the sound. Grimacing Ryuu took steps back unknowingly. Even after the creatures’ bellow of pain quieted down she could still hear a loud ringing in her ears. “Dammit.” she said under her breathe.

Shaking her head, Ryuu saw that second blade had lodged itself in the demons flesh. This one had no hilt of any sort and was more of a simple piece of steel than an actual weapon. Chains wrapped around the creatures leg, as well as a black substance that at first she thought was smoke was something different, something she had no knowledge of. Creasing her brow, Ryuu watched as the demon ape was pulled to the ground. It made attempts to get up but with the sword at its back and the blade and chains around its leg kept it from moving anything. Realizing how hard it’d be for a person to pull down such a large creature, Ryuu looked around hoping to catch a glimpse of the man behind this act of total domination.

The demon stopped thrashing only long enough to let loose a roar as it looked back in search of its assailant. However its roar was cut short as a small dagger flew to the air piercing the flesh between its eyes. Eyes widening ever so slightly, Ryuu brought her sword up so it was now parallel to her body the moment a man showed up. He plucked his dagger from the between the Lesser’s eyes as the chains that were once slack drew towards him. The blade with no hilt was no longer just a blade but a sword with a hilt that had a rams head design for the cross-guard. Tilting her head to the side in question, Ryuu blinked a couple times in hopes what she saw before her was merely a trick of her eyes. The black substance seemed to be sucked in by the rams head cross-guard.

In that moment Ryuu was no longer paying attention to the man before her. And she realized to late of how close he had gotten to her. So fast? A gasp of surprise escaped her lips upon the cold prick of steel against her necl. Ryuu could feel his lips close to the back of her jaw as he inhaled deeply; frowning in confusion the first words he spoke to her sent a chill down her spine. It took her a short moment to comprehend what had just happened and to understand the weight of his words, “”You have tainted blood.”

As she finally understood what had just happened, rage erupted deep within her being as her eyes narrowed. “You bastard!” she snarled in response. Turning her grip on Chomesku, Ryuu changed the direction of the obsidian blade so it would push him away from her. Just as she was pushing him away something came running out of nowhere. From her brief look at the creature it was a disgusting thing that she assumed was a dog of some sort. Ryuu could feel it’s’ hot breathe on her neck. Taking a step back Ryuu swung her sword in the direction of the dog-like demon in hopes of adding distance between her and it. While it did land a bit away from her it wasn’t by her actions. With a simple pant of its breathe in their general direction the Lesser went with a poof, leaving only grey ashes to ride the gentle breeze that passed through the park.

Her anger forgotten in the heat of the moment, with the Lesser now gone Ryuu placed her hand alongside her throat. She could feel warmth seeping through her skin. Glancing down at her hand Ryuu saw a smear of blood but it was very little thankfully. He only nicked me. Why? He could have easily killed me with his dagger. Looking back up at the man before her, Ryuu had already guessed he wasn’t close to human considering how fast he moved. “I should say the same about yourself. You’re not human, no human being could have possibly moved that fast let alone get so close without me noticing. I hope your prepared to lose a limb. I don’t appreciate being cut while being told my blood is tainted by the likes of you.”

Glaring at him, Ryuu raised her sword in a somewhat offensive position. But it was to where she could easily shift its placement to block an attack coming from him if so dared to do so.

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Nathaniel Kale Jenova



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Nathaniel nodded to Ryuu, he did not bother to hide his loss of flesh from the bone of his left forearm. It was odd, he could still use it and he didn’t seem to be in pain or perhaps he was just blocking it out. Seeing the current situation as more important than his own limb.

So he ran, fast, he even leaped into the air and made a ramp of ice to travel even faster, his eyes glowing as he used his own abilities as well as his soul sight. He looked around at the soul trails from every individual's unique soul. He quickly found Akio’s soul trail and from his ramp of ice, like a wave of crystallized water that shone in the moonlight he descended.

As Akio came into view, so did the monstrosity of a lesser demon, if not deformed animal tainted with unimaginable evil that he knew well and never thought it would find him again… He pushed his reminiscences aside, they were even pleasant and focused on the creature.

He leaped onto the charging creature, stabbing it on the top of its head with his gunblade. The creature only emitting a low growling whimper before its eyes rolled back to the back of his head and died. Nathaniel ripped his weapon from the creature the next and looked at Akio for a moment. He was about to talk when he was stopped gripping his chest in immense pain, blue mist coming from his mouth, soul mist. He let out a few staggered groans of pain before actually speaking. “A-Akio… We need to find Eve… Julius and Aura… Before… I expire.” He looked away, frowning and mumbling to himself. “I was too focused on protecting everyone that I forgot my own limits… Damn it..” He walked to Akio, slowly putting his shaky right hand on one of his shoulders, the other hand on his chest. Blood, his own blood running down his leather armour. “W-we need to hurry… I can see their souls from here Akio… Trails of their existence, but this is not time to understand… It is the time to find the others and get away from this unusual… battle ground.

Nathaniel suddenly fell to his knees, panting, he watched as from the blue soul mist came from his lips formed a ethereal orb that crystallized and fell in front of him. He, with a shaky hand, grabbed the crystallized orb and smashed it against the ground. He was emitting agonizing groans of pain, forcing them down so to not cry out in pain. This made his own body shake, cheeks reddening from the force of silencing himself and he was sweating. He staggered back onto his feet, panting words out. “Need… to go… now..

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Character Portrait: Akio Yamada Character Portrait: Nathaniel K Jenova

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Akio Yamada



Once Akio got serious the only thing he would focused on his opponent that's was until something crashed down on top of the beast Akio was fighting, killing it almost instantly. After having his opponent insta killed for the second time was more then enough to snap Akio back to himself. Akio stood there with his mouth out in awe for a few seconds then quickly dropped to his knees and began to repeatedly punches the ground. "You have got to be kidding me! How does this happen a second time?!" Akio would continues his demoralized Rant until he heard something that only add to his crappy day.

“A-Akio… We need to find Eve… Julius and Aura… Before… I expire.” Even though Akio spend as little time around him as he could, he knew that was the voice of Mr. Jenova and from the sound of it she wasn't doing that well. Akio made it back to his feet and reluctantly begin walking over to him, the closer Akio got the more and more he felt "it". Begin blind his whole life Akio had a knack for reading people, but Mr. Jenova was like trying to read a book whose words randomly change every 5 seconds to Akio this was very off putting to the point it made his skin crawl. "W-we need to hurry… I can see their souls from here Akio… Trails of their existence, but this is not time to understand… It is the time to find the others and get away from this unusual… battle ground.”

Akio perked up after hearing the others were OK, at least that what Akio though that's what Mr. Jenova said. Akio slowly kneed down next to Mr. Jenova who was covered in the heavy scent of blood. Akio let out a sigh, "I'm guessing you'll lost way too much blood to walk.....well that or you took a blood shower" Akio reaches down and takes hold of Jenova right arm and places it over his own shoulders helping his back to his feet OK, come on, we have to follow those soul thingies and find the others. Akio and Mr. Jenova slowly moves through the amusement park after awhile the awkward silences finally Akio couldn't stand it any more. Sooooooo what kicked your butt?

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Character Portrait: Akio Yamada Character Portrait: Nathaniel K Jenova Character Portrait: Evangline DeCaprio Character Portrait: Julius King

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As Akio helped him move he watched as as blue mist continued to flow from his lips, dissipating in the wind like hot breath on a cold day. ''D-damn it... How many did I use?'' He mumbled to himself in a pained tone, he was shaking like he would fall to the ground and start convulsing any moment but he didn't he just hung onto Akio and kept moving in the silence, his pained groans came on staggered like someone had dumped him into an ice bath. But he in temperature was on fire as he was not allowing himself to rest... which as this point meant to give up a life to start a new... Like a reset but he would still hold the ever expansive knowledge. But his body would be whole again. Perhaps in a lot of pain from resurrection as well as weakened from the loss of souls which was the price of his abilities.

He looked up, panting some as he followed the soul trails that belonged to Julius and Eve. He was silent at first with the question and as he answered it was probably too vague to understand or begged to be looked into more. ''My limitations Akio...'' He put his left ripped and torn arm out to catch the same crystallized orb with his hand and then smashed it on the floor. ''That is t-two....'' He said to himself as a mental note before gripping his chest again. His veins blackening as he continued to hold on to this expiring life that was well gone.. He just needed to make sure everyone was safe before collapsing on them all.

Soon after many moments of pause as Nathaniel stifled his cries of pain, his steps getting slow at times they finally made it to the area of which Julius and Eve were in... Along with a few lesser demons and he groaned as he removed himself from Akio and he held his gun blade in his left screwed up arm. He looked at Akio and spoke as he made a shielding wall of ice in front of them. ''I... need you to stay here... There a-are more... I need to dispatch them... Eve and Julius are here... Stay.''

He turns and walked with a small stagger to the front door of the Rest stop bathroom area where Eve and Julius were held up, he could tell from Julius' soul trail he was not conscious as he marched forward, beheading the first demon that was bashing against the bathroom door only to be stabbed in the lower back by a monstrous clawed hand. He staggered, coughing blood and he looked at the hand protruding from his gut and his pointed ears twitched to the animistic cackle behind him. ''D-demons... I can't seem they keep coming back...'' He arced his back and ice spikes came from his back, stabbing into the demon behind him, ripping himself free from the creature he spun around and shot it in the head. He then fell against the wall beside the bathroom door, using his weapon to hold himself up. Coughing blood up yet he didn't complain... He only spoke to Eve. ''E-Eve... w-we need to go now... r-right now...'' He looked at himself, frowning, he hoped she would freak out... considering his left arm was maimed and their was a gaping hole in his mid-section. He was not freaked out from it... He had been through worse but well... these were humans...

They wouldn't understand.

He smashed another crystallized orb on the concrete floor with a frown. ''Still... more... This is going to be hard to explain....'' He groaned to himself, tears at the corners of his eyes but they didn't fall and he actually had the expression of pain on his normally inexpressive face which meant he was in agony... Eve would know this... She seemed to know more about him than the others but she wouldn't know of his resurrection and so forth.... No one did apart from himself and perhaps his mother... vacant as she was at this day. He grabbed the bathroom door out of frustration and... ripped it off its hinges. ''Please! Eve! We need to go! Now!''

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Eve sighed listening to the sounds of chaos outside these walls. Things were purely hectic and she could do nothing, verses and prayers could only go so far until fatal verses were learned but, these were rare and akin to pulling a needle out of a haystack. Running a gloved hand through the Captain's hair Eve tilted her head back and fought the wave of depression that came from being in a dark cramped space. Even though she wasn't exactly alone the fact the he was injured, or at the very least depleted of energy didn't help much. Gently Eve lifted his head off her lap as she stood up so she could pace, it always did help her nerves when she moved around. Listening to the sounds of the demons and the lesser spirit fight what she was assuming her teammates made her feel like an awful person. How could she be a part of a team when she was clearly demonstrating that she was a coward who couldn't be of use to anyone? Sighing Eve brushed off some dust from her slacks and was about to pick up her bible to see what she could do to help once more when she heard the tell tail signs of a person approaching. Moving in front of Cap Eve wondered what she was going to do when she truly was defenseless. Not a weapon in sight, nor an idea of what verse to chant for the demon.
XXXXX Shock hit her when it was her beloved Mr. Jenova. Her first reaction was to lunge for him like a scared child, only then did she see the horrendous agony and suffering on his visage, the bones of his arms and the wide gaping hole in his midsection. Cramming her hands to her mouth Eve tried to hold back a cry of suffering on his behalf. He looked like hell and then some. Finally did she allow her eyes to trail back to his visage to notice that his lips were moving. Slowly crawling out of shock she caught the tail end of his words “..go...r-right now.” Nodding her head. Eve went to Cap in a stupor, moving to sink she cupped her hands and collected ice cold water dropping on Cap Eve had the feeling it wouldn’t work. Attempting once more Eve wound her arm and cringed right before she slapped him hearing the sound of her leather glove hit his face Eve winced and said a pointless “I’m so so so terribly sorry about that.” only she felt once more on the negative side, of this not working and prepared to drag him once more, unless that slap really did work.

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Julius King


Julius had felt his consciousness fade before experiencing the empty sensation of pure nothingness. He was aware that time was passing, but was unable to move, hear, see or anything of the sort. His thoughts turned to his familiars, Regulus in particular, after all the lion could very well be draining his life away instead of simply fading out of existence without his energy sustaining it. At the very least, he remembered the team being separated before he'd lost consciousness and that was definitely not a good thing.

A sharp stinging sensation across his face brought him back to a dulled consciousness. During the time he spent blinking stupidly to properly wake up, Julius registered he was wet and had in all likelihood been smacked.It was his best guess as to why the cheek stung while his body just ached as a whole. The first figure his eyes settled on was the Aria, his rescuer from all appearances. Instead of laying on the ground, he made an effort to get to his feet.

" Thanks for the save, and if you'd tell me your name again...I'll make sure to remember it this time." Julius took a bit of time to look around, short of a collapsed teacher, he wasn't able to see anyone else. He chose to look on the positive end, Regulus wasn't rampaging, the Knight and the female Summoner could be addressed later. Right now, his first priority was to get those himself and those nearby out.

"I'm not ashamed to admit that I had underestimated you, in truth I didn't expect you to end up having to babysit me...though I'm happy to be wrong this time around. It means you're stronger than you think, if I had to compare things to my initial impression. However I think that's a talk for later."

Julius's instincts were telling him that he'd need Aja again. He was having a hard enough time just standing, fetching the teacher and keeping up with the girl weren't happening at this time. The horse would cooperate if he or someone else managed the reins, but he wouldn't be able to see straight upon summoning...someone else would have to drive.

" You wouldn't happen to know how to handle a horse, would you?" His earlier attempts of simply trying to throw his weight around and do things his way didn't work. This left him having to do things slower and talk more about his thoughts more openly.

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All Ryuu could do was wonder why it was the demon before her wore that grin of his. It rather irritated her even more so than having been interrupted by the Lesser demon a few moments ago. "So you’re saying that you get told this a lot by all sorts of races who cut you?” Red eyes narrowed ever so slightly the moment those words fell upon her ears. The demon before her was truly getting on her nerves which were very unlike her since Ryuu normally kept a calm head. I must be getting old and irritable she thought to herself. While musing over what her next step would be, Ryuu almost missed the challenge hidden behind his next words. "Other important matters? If they were so important then why in God's name did you even bother cutting me?"

Her fingers went to her neck as they caressed the thin cut at her neck. Thankfully it was only a nick so it didn't bleed too much. Thinking more on that certain topic, Ryuu listened to the rest of his words, realizing she may not actually be able to keep to her word. In the condition I'm in now, I may not even get a scratch on him. Not if I don't use that. Her brow furrowed as she began to weigh out her options. The situation truly would not end well for her, at least not in her current condition, that’s what logic told her. however her gut was telling her otherwise, having been raised in a household were one was not allowed to back down from a challenge and even going against your own was considered to be almost like an act of treason. That and you would forever be deemed a coward until you proved otherwise.

Once more Ryuu had been distracted. Glancing back up at the demon before her she realized he was no longer standing in front of her but doing what appeared to be trying to get his sword out from underneath the demon ape. Almost as if he knew she was watching him, the demon glanced over at her and asked of her next choice of action. Seeing the smirk on his face further poked at her pride as an exorcists but it was really the idea of him actually ignoring her to get his sword that finally got to her. Glaring daggers at the demon before her Ryuu gave him her answer, “Then let’s see who’s the better dancer shall we?”

"Other important matters? If they were so important then why in God's name did you even bother cutting me?" Upon hearing this, his impression of her only diminished. She seemed slow, though saying or hinting towards such an idea would likely get him in a mess of trouble he didn’t need. Yeuri chuckled lowly to himself as he poked around the beast, finding the best place to shift its center of gravity.

With a simple shrug, he addressed it, ”Something wasn’t right about you. The easiest way to tell if one’s a demon is by the stench of their blood. Or at least that’s the most entertaining way. Regardless, it works.” He smirked down at the carcass as he spoke, not even bothering to look at her as the words passed his lips.

Finally finding an ample spot, Yukon set his hands on the shoulder and side of the dead ape, squatting and lifting the dead weight with only a little annoyance. The blade was still buried to the hilt, almost moreso which only spoke of the speed and strength behind the throw solely from the fact of the distance thrown and the deep impact. Then again, that fact might be lost due to the Ape’s own weight falling on it and forcing it further in. [b] “Then let’s see who’s the better dancer, you or me?”


With the appearance of the second weapon, Yeuri was banking on the woman being distracted- which was plausible considering she had already been caught off guard twice- when his first sword was out of its sheathe and in his hands. He maneuvered it to where he held it carefully by the sharp blade, but had actually thrown the hilt at her legs, the chains fairly silent as they sailed behind it, quickly entwining around her limbs. Rather than what they had previously appeared as, the chains were as any normal metallic link would look, albeit a bit more ethereal- something about the metal was obviously not normal. He hardened his grip on the blade, cutting himself in the process, and pulled backwards in attempt to take her down to the ground. He was certainly fast enough to pull off his prank, plus his added strength only made it a simple task. He didn’t mind the cut on his hand either, as it would heal very quickly. The only way he had been able to keep a hold on the sword was because of the dried blood that marred the surface.

As she staggered to the ground, Yeu simply 'tsked' and shook his head with that same annoying smirk of his. "Well, you certainly won't be able to dance very well all tangled up like that~" Despite his usual candor in battle, Yeuri really couldn't pass up teasing this woman. He knew he was playing with fire, but it was just so pretty that he couldn't resist. That was all this really was to him- a game. He didn't take her as seriously as he probably should.

Ryuu raised a brow upon hearing him but she questioned him no further. She watched with little interest as the demon pulled his sword out from the demon ape's carcass which was buried hilt deep. Ryuu wasn't all that surprised by it besides she knew of a few women at home who were capable of doing something of that sort and they were only human. While thinking this, Ryuu let down her guard if but only for a moment. But a moment was all he needed to get her and he most certainly used that moment.

Ryuu tensed up on contact as the chain wrapped around her lower body and soon they were tugged back, thus resulting in her toppling over. Her body smacked into the concrete ground, the sudden blow knocked the wind from her lungs and she coughed. However it wasn't just air she coughed but a bit of phlegm that was tinted red. Thanks to her encounter with the demon ape, one of her ribs were broken. Gasping for air Ryuu barely took note of the sound the demon made but she certainly heard his words. Growling, Ryuu was thankful her grip on Chomesku hadn't loosened. The moment she felt her holders rage, Chomesku began to heat up and with a flourish Ryuu turned the blade so it could cut the chains from her body.

You could barely see the waves of heat radiating from the demonic blade. The first tell-tale sign of what was happening was the scorch mark left on the concrete. A small ferocious grin settled on Ryuu's lips as she jumped back on her feet. Swinging her sword out in an arc to help keep her balance, Ryuu wiped the corner of her mouth of the blood and touched her shoulder. Still in the crouching position suddenly a massive form sprung out from behind her. Opening its jaws it let loose a shrill sort of laughter as it landed right before the demon.

The summoned familiar took the form of a fox an ever present grin set in its muzzle. "Give him your best." her words held an ominous vibe to them. As soon as they passed her lips, Katsu snickered and bite the demon's leg. The bite was quick and precise but enough for the familiar to work its magic. For the demon was now caught in Katsu's illusion, however what he saw would be up to the target. Now that her opponent was distracted, Ryuu stood up and ran to his side. She swung Chomesku above her head to prepare for a diagonal slash.

Suddenly a grotesque creature dived for the demons head. Whether or not it broke the illusion Ryuu didn't know. Although she hated using such a dirty trick it was necessary. Ryuu did not falter in her attack but she assumed the creature was enough of a distraction that it may have broken the illusion.

Yukon watched with piqued interest as her demonic blade severed the chains that encompassed her. So it did seem to obey her, despite her half blood. Still, Yeu doubted that it was being used to its fullest potential. However, as he looked up at her eyes as she rose, he knew he had awakened her anger to a real point. He wanted to see what her strengths and weaknesses were, it was just something that came as a second-nature to him. She finally looked awake enough to play, and Yeuri’s smirk deepened.

However, what he did not expect was the sudden appearance of a familiar. He snorted with a mocking gleam to his eyes. It seemed that she needed assistance just to get the upper hand, and he was only toying with her. Plus the fact that the creature came out from behind her only made the appearance funnier. ”What, you pull that trick out of your ass?”
He smiled sweetly at her, but the harsh aspects of his face remained.

He wanted to push her buttons, make her angrier, see how she would respond, and more importantly, how her blade would react to her emotions. The creature that she had summoned was a rather pretty sight, but what Yeu had underestimated was its speed. He hardly even got the chance to evaluate it as it sprung forward the few meters that separated them, and he could feel the unnatural prick of fangs piercing his pants and pressing into his skin.

Immediately he had stiffened his form and swung his sword down at the familiar, hoping to knock it back. However, a sudden pang rumbled behind his eyes, and he lifted his hands to rub at them slightly. When he removed them, he suddenly saw Bavol standing before him, rage in her eyes and betrayal in her form. He blinked a few times, confused at first before using logic to reason out the situation. The creature who had attacked him had been somewhat weak in its illusions, or at least it didn’t have enough time to get at his mind fully.

For one thing, he knew Bavol, and he knew that he would never fail her. Not only this, but he knew where he had been moments ago. Despite this knowledge, he was still impaired, he could not shake the image unless an outside force acted upon him, and such a force might cause a bit of annoying damage.

The image had flickered out of existence almost as quickly as it had begun as a very loud bird cawed through the air, its shrill scream enough to shatter the illusion. He caught the movement to his left as the woman was coming down, and he quickly shifted his sword to block her attack with a steady arm. He wasn’t a bodyguard for no reason. Despite the amount of strength behind her slice, his arm did not waver as the clash and slide of metal on metal sounded in the clearing. Obvious annoyance now swam in his eyes as he met her gaze once more. But his face held a bored appearance, not showing much emotion.

He stepped into her, taking the blade he had just wrenched from the flesh of the Lesser and holding it backwards by the hilt, forcing it forward into her chest in attempt to make her crumple to the ground from her injured bones. It was his own dirty trick, but he figured they were even now. ”That was a neat trick, but it needs work.” He mumbled down at her before stepping back from her form. She was fierce, and if he had managed to get her, she wouldn’t stay down for long.

He remembered the bird who had broken his illusion, and it immediately clicked in his mind that it bore a message. ”The fun’s over, other matters call my attention. Apologies if I played too roughly.” He smirked boredly at her. He would have offered an arm to help her up, but he knew it would not only be an insult, but that she’d probably try to cut his hand off. And she more than likely could, too.

The avian swooped down once more, crying shrilly in his ear before arcing back up. ”Bloody creature…. Until we meet blades again.” And with that he withdrew himself from her presence, only taking the slightest of moments to glance back at her and flash a wry grin before disappearing behind trees and shrubs once more.

The bird then began to relay its message to him, informing him to return back to Hell.

Her glare turned even worse the moment his words reached her ears. “You bastard.” those were really all the words she could say at the moment. Not only was he able to bring her down without trouble, Ryuu wasn’t even able to counterattack his own counterattack. Biting her lip the red head merely watched from her field of vision, the ground, as the demon left her where she was. Lying on her back Ryuu raised one arm so that it covered her eyes. I’ve never lost a fight before. “At least until today.”

Sitting up Ryuu let Chomesku roll from her grip and watched as her sword burned the ground in her anger upon being let go. Rushing her hand through her red locks Ryuu could only glare in the direction the demon had went as he left. Katsu trotted over and whined, pushing his nose against her cheek. The beginnings of a smile curled the edges of her lips. Letting her head hang for a little bit, the hair tie in her hair finally snapped and her hair came cascading down. “Lets go get the other children shall we. “ Rocking herself forwards Ryuu placed her hands on her knees as she stood up and stretched.

Suddenly a sharp pain shot through her body and she crumpled almost immediately. Hugging her ribs Ryuu clenched her teeth to keep from making a sound. As Katsu watched his master in pain he tried to comfort her only to be shooed away by a shaky hand. “Alright time for you to go Katsu.” The fox familiar whined but complied with his master orders and leaped onto her shoulder, as he did so he shrank considerably until he was about the same size as before in his tattooed state. “Geez I really need to round up those kids.” Bending down low to grab Chomesku, Ryuu cringed a bit in pain before walking in the direction she had seen some of her other students go.

It was somewhat obvious of the pain she was in due to her fractured rib. But considering her “rough fight” with the demon her rib hurt even more along with the rest of her body from having been slammed into the ground twice by the same person. Realizing this Ryuu growled in frustration and swung Chomesku out to help relieve herself of it. In sensing Ryuu’s emotion, Chomesku grew hotter incredibly fast and as her blade touched some of the structures around her the blade cut through them with ease. Ryuu glanced at the obvious destruction caused by her actions and stored her demon sword back in her seal. The sounds of a bird cawing made Ryuu tense and for a brief moment regret having resealed Chomesku. However upon closer inspection it was merely a crow flying off in the closing night hours.

“Tch. Scared by a damn crow, how pitiful can I get?” shaking her head Ryuu neared what she guessed was a carousel. Ryuu expected the thing to be abandoned but surprisingly enough she found someone she hadn’t been expecting to find. Seeing her student lie there so defenseless, Ryuu couldn’t help but worry for the girl. Stepping closer she made tried to crouch, finding the position to be somewhat painful Ryuu simply had to look down at her. “Aura, we’re heading back now, are you hurt anywhere?” Upon closer inspection, the girl looked to be in pain and there was something off about her. It was merely a gut feeling but one could see Ryuu’s gaze narrow, analyzing the situation before her. Something just isn’t quite right with her. I’ll just have to as her later. "You look like you’re in pain, can you walk? Based on her answer, Ryuu would summon Night so that he could carry Aura back to safety.

Ryuu & Cerbin


Cerbin was going to retrieve Aura after Bavol had left, recieving the message from the demon bird. However, he stopped, a wrinkle in his nose catching his attention. Malice growled a little and Cerbin nudged him to get him to shut up. Looking back towards the area where Azreal's daughter was, he glared at the sight of the red haired instructor. For the might of him, he couldn't remember her name. On top of that, he always felt like sneezing a little when he had her scent in his nose. No, it wasn't smelly, just weird. Almost as if she was different. He thought it must of been because of her power as an exorcist, something he cursed himself for not looking into. Not being able to hold the sensation in any longer, he sneezed, most likely giving away his position. Of course once he did Malice disappeared into his shadow. Probably his way of telling Cerbin he was on his own for whatever might come.
Focusing in on Aura, the sound of a sudden sneeze filled the air. Tensing, Ryuu immediately turned towards the direction of said sneeze and glared. "Who's there?" Her hand went to her mouth, least she need to draw blood and summon Chomesku.
The demon sat there in the corner for a good moment before he realized that he was a teacher, just like her, making him an exorcist, just like her. However, he wasn't really an exorcist, but she didn't know that. Raising his hands in the air, the bloodied black eyed Cerbin, who looked a hot mess by the way, mainly because of the fall he had when he fought Astaroth, walked out of his hiding place. "It's okay." He said, looking at the woman with his one good eye, "It's me, Cerbin."

The moment she saw him, Ryuu breathed a sigh of relief. "Oh it's just you. What the hell happened to you? No forget about it, we need to find the rest of the students. And I don't think our little princess here can walk, not in the condition she's in right now."

Cerbin looked over to Aura. Stepping closer, he had a good view of her. He sucked on his teeth when he realized that she was injured. It wasn't wise to tell Azreal of this. If he had found out, then that'd mean hell on everything and he'd probably get the first taste of it. He figured she would heal after a while and decided to avoid the situation. He let out a breath of relief, figuring that it could have been worse. "Hold on a sec." He said calmly. "And don't get jumpy once you see him." Biting his palm, he drew out the circle and diagram for Malice to come out. Starting as a shadow and then forming into his fierce design, the demon dog formed once again, growling and then showing his teeth before Cerbin snapped his fingers to get him to calm down. "I'll go look for the other children. Malice should take Aura back to the original meeting place where my group and the buses are. That is, unless you have a different plan?"

Ryuu cocked her head to the side, with one hand on her hip as she waited for the reason she shouldn't get jumpy. Rolling her eyes upon the sight of Cerbin's familiar, Ryuu disliked the fact that he actually thought she'd get weak-kneed seeing it. "You do realize I'm a seasoned exorcist right." She listened to his plan and thought it a good one, save for one thing. "Actually why don't you take Aura back, I'll bring back the rest of the student's, I think my way will be much faster." To prove her point, Ryuu bite her thumb and slid it along her arm leaving behind a smear of red.

The tattoo that rested there suddenly began to wiggle and take shape, similar to how Malice came about. Soon enough Night slid off her arm and floated above their heads, "You called?" the dragons voice was raspy. "Yeah I need to bring gather up the students and using you as transport will be the quickest way back to the bus. So could you do your thing." Giving her a simple nod, Night began to grow in length and size until he was almost as large as the bus. Looking up at her familiar, Ryuu looked over at Cerbin with a somewhat defiant gaze. "We'll meet you by the bus, make sure to do a head count when your get there." And so with that being said, Ryuu jumped up onto Nights shoulder and the two flew away.

"Huh?" Cerbin said in reply to Ryuu's words. "You don't think he's hideous?" He asked looking at Malice who looked as if he had went into innocent dog mode. Sure he was a demon, but he was also a dog. Cerbin let him have his time of pleasure as the woman summoned her dragon familiar. That's when he remembered her name, which would be good for later. "I don't mind taking her. That sounds like it might work out too." He said. The lady seemed to order him around, almost as if he was under him. Reminded him somewhat of Azreal, but she still seemed soft to him. He traded her gaze with a blank one of his own. "Okay. I'll count the students and the teachers." He said in response to her last words before she flew away. Turning to Malice, he sneezed once more saying, "Make sure she doesn't have to run into anymore demons on her way."And with that, the hound disappeared into the shadows once more. Now looking down at the young girl, whom he never even spoke to, but knew for so long, he reached his arm out to let her place herself on her back. "Don't worry. We'll be home soon." He tried to reassure her, but he was new to the whole showing compassion thing. After he had a good grip on her, he started walking to the meeting spot.

Ryuu


The two covered ground quickly and soon enough she found her students along with one of the teachers. As she lead Night towards them once closer enough Ryuu slide from Night’s backside and landed lightly on her feet. Although just from a light impact her body hurt. Almost immediately Ryuu noticed Nathaniel’s condition and couldn’t help but voice her concerns. “Well I’ll be damned. What the hell happened to you Nathaniel? How are you even still on your feet?” She reached for her fellow teacher but drew back her hand in case her show of compassion ended up hurting him even more.

Turning to the other two Ryuu was glad they were alright. “I’m glad you two are safe and in once piece unlike him. We should probably get going now so we can have Nathaniel see a doctor. You guys aren’t afraid of heights are you?” She said so in hopes of lightening the mood but whether or not it worked she hadn’t the faintest clue.

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When Julius spoke of re-summoning one of his familiars he looked at him with a weak frown of disapprove before weakly speaking to him, despite looking like death walking and pressed into the young man, it was clear he was strong and could be respected for his resolve at this moment and devotion to Eve's and Julius' health before his which was far dire than theirs. But despite this he ordered the young man. ''Don't summon... You are already strained. I can see it, you will just hurt yourself.''

But as he heard foot steps he put his gun blade up, only to lower it and de-summon his weapon in black mist as he instantly saw that it was Ryuu. He was in obvious pain, struggling to stand but his eyes looked strong still, like... this was not the worst thing he had been though which would tell Ryuu... He was far from a simple teacher, more so now than ever as he shook his head softly and answered her honestly. ''You... can not help me. But I - I can help you.'' He looked to the side of Ryuu before putting a hand up then back to her. ''The bus right?'' He then swiped his hand down. A blast of wind and a crack appeared on the floor before a crack of bluish white light appeared and opened, showing the bus. He slowly put his hand down looking like he was about to pass out. ''All I need... is for you all to go through that rift of mine and you - you will be right at the bus.''

He let the sight and words soak in for a time, his breaths becoming more tired. The use of this rift would send a spike of power to Satan and the Primordiums. Satan would recognize this spike of power from... through out the years... Though it had been a long time since he would of felt this familiar surge of power that bent dimensions to, for him, a stranger, their will. The Primordiums would know this feeling also but... not understand it nor know what or who was causing it. They would have to see Satan about this... unnatural bent in dimension. Demons still in the area would also feel this presence of strange... new power for as long as the rift was open.

Nathaniel then spoke once more, getting more and more out of it, trying to focus still, despite his aggressive wounds. ''All I need... Is a room to take in... for some hours or... days... I don't know... But do not waste medical attention on me... I will be fine after some... rest.'' He looked away some, obvious there was more to tell, but he was reluctant to go into it. He pushed himself up, forcing himself to stand on his own, despite the maimed left arm with it's bone exposed. Or that there was a gaping hole in his midsection that still bled but it was slowing along with his breath and consciousness. He held a hand out weakly when more bluish mist came from his mouth and formed another ethereal orb that crystallized and he caught it in his hand before smashing it on the ground before cracking his neck. ''F-four..'' He mumbled to himself before he gently pushed everyone at once with him through the rift. The would suddenly all four of them be standing in front of the bus as the rift closed. Ending the spike of power once more.

He dragged his feet to the bus' door and opened it before just... getting onto the bus at the back and collapsing onto the row of seats, his breathing slowing but he refused to close his eyes or relax. He waited for Ryuu, Eve and Julius to follow with no energy to speak he just waited, starting to shiver from blood loss, his teeth chattering.

The setting changes from new-earth to True Cross Academy, Fidel City

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Character Portrait: Ryuu Shosuke Character Portrait: Aura Thorne Character Portrait: Nathaniel K Jenova Character Portrait: Cerbin "Cerberus" Hiberion Character Portrait: Evangline DeCaprio Character Portrait: Julius King

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Cerbin Hiberion

Cerbin walked slowly towards the park exit with a heavy feeling. No, it wasn't the girl, whom he hadn't carried since her infant year. Surprisingly, it was the after effects of the two fights that he was just in. The superior demon had to admit the fact that he needed to start training. Being undeniably rusty wasn't something he could get away with for long. So, at that moment, Cerbin decided to start a training regiment. One that would make him a much greater adversary in the future. He hoped it would at least.

Half way to his destination, he felt some squirming on his upper back. ”So..um…. did the others…? I mean..are they ok…?” Aura's voice asked from behind him.

It took awhile for Cerbin to answer. He raised his head only to sniff the air a little, making sure it was a quiet sniff. He wouldn't want to tell the girl a lie should one of her new peers have blood on them. Sure enough, the only smell of blood in the air were those that were already there. Nothing.... too human? He couldn't tell. At the very least he knew that the kids were okay. "They should be fine," He said quietly.

Without saying anything else on the whole walk Cerbin waited until they arrived back at the bus to let the girl off. His eye was beginning to loose swelling so he was only able to open it a little, however, not wanting to answer any questions, he kept it shut as much as he could. "Are you hurt anywhere," he asked. "If so, you should rest inside where you can take a seat."

Cerbin suddenly noticed a vibe of energy and with it came an opening, almost like the ones the demons use to travel long distances, but different . Out came the remaining students, Ryuu, and the other teacher. Cerbin had to ponder his name for a moment before remembering. It seemed that he too was hurt. Well, that's if you could sum his condition up in that small phrase. Once they all appeared the opening closed and so did the surge of energy.

Noticing the man was trying to reach the bus, Cerbin walked over to him. "Let me help you," he said taking off his button shirt, leaving him with just a t-shirt. " You're shivering. The blood on the shirt should keep you warm." Cerbin then tried to help the man, whom he now remembered, was named Nathaniel onto the bus. "When we arrive back at the school, you and the girl should probably see a nurse," Cerbin said pointing at Aura. He then stepped outside and went over to Ryuu. "There are two injured. One teacher, one student. The other students seem safe. We shouldn't have had any injuries." Cerbin lowered his head, feeling as if he had failed. "I blame myself for the injuries. I was too far away. There won't be a next time," he said with his eye opened now, and the red strictly on her. If the woman in front of him were Satan, he would have said the same thing. No matter his current position, she was the one in charge and he, as her subordinate, was suppose to make sure everything was okay. Not only had he failed in that, but he failed to keep Azreal's daughter safe. With all these failures of his, it was easy to tell that he had felt hurt. A hurt that dove deep into his pride.

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Character Portrait: Ryuu Shosuke Character Portrait: Nathaniel K Jenova Character Portrait: Evangline DeCaprio Character Portrait: Julius King

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Julius King


When the wounded professor berated on how Julius shouldn't do anything foolish, or summon Aja since he'd just hurt himself he could only offer a look of incredulity. After all, the one offering the lecture was in even worse shape than himself. When Ryuu asked if everyone was comfortable with flying an intuitive sneer plastered on his face.

" I only have a sun stallion, so you know heights might be an issue." Had the previous situation been less pressing, Julius wouldn't have spat out such a sarcastic line. However, at this point he wasn't exactly intimidated by the potential consequence of his mouth...mostly since he hadn't thought that far ahead. Yet once more, the Dragoon stole his thunder. The man created some black thing that swallowed the group and spat them out at the bus. His eyes immediately rolled at the notion, it's like this guy is deliberately being my antithesis. He was glad that the man just walked on the bus without any further attempt at conversation.

"I'm not riding that bus with Mr. Buzzkill, if the option's still on the table, I'll take the dragon. Hell, even dealing with Aja's trying to run wild or just walking back would be more pleasant." The response was partly his own ego,but on almost instinctual level, Julius found himself loathing Nathaniel. His arms had crossed at some point during this time as if to express his innate distaste of the idea. However, most of all he was mad at himself- every spirit he'd ever contracted with went berserk...it was like a curse. After all, what good were his naturally powerful summons, if he couldn't even contract a rogue one without driving it mad?

"Useless beasts...stupid curse," in frustration Julius muttered out his usual lament. He needed a better circle for that reason, clearly his own power had a maddening affect on the creatures so as a tamer, he had to adjust accordingly.

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Character Portrait: Ryuu Shosuke Character Portrait: Nathaniel K Jenova Character Portrait: Evangline DeCaprio Character Portrait: Julius King

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Evangline DeCaprio



Eve looked to Julius when he mentioned possessing skills about horses and in all honesty she was about to respond something along the lines off "well I've read about handling... in a fictional book...." Only she was thankfully saved by Mr. Jenova opening a dimensional portal, or so it seemed to the bus. Wondering when this ability manifested and why it constantly isn't used Eve blindly followed his lead onto the bus. Eyeing his wounds Eve felt torn, she desperately wanted to fuss over him, to try and fix his health a bit, however she also wanted to stay by Juliuss' side with his fatigue and that he recently passed out Eve honestly couldn't decide who to smother and lavish with attention. Evidently her mothering instincts from the orphanage kicked in and tugging up her gloves she gathered all the grace she muster and went to Mr. Jenova first. Shrugging out of her blazer she draped it over him and with a worried gaze she tried to lighten things up by saying "Well Mr. Jenova, at least you get medical leave. Perhaps you can finally get some rest being away from all us brats and such." Yes, the joke was weak and nowhere near funny but she had to try and lighten up the situation. Preparing to leave him to rest for the bus ride home Eve just brushed back a bit of his hair and gave what she hoped was a comforting smile before she went back to Julius. Looking at the dark haired teammate Eve calmly said "I would ask how you're holding up Cap, but I feel like thats a stupid question.... and um, thanks for saving me back there. I mean the summons thing was incredibly idiotic, passing out like that, but thanks and rest up you earned it."

Taking her seat Eve immediately threw her head back, closed her eyes, and slipped off her heels. Finally, she let the tension of having to be relied upon go. Things were finally far to out her control and in the hands of the bus driver now, with that thought she simply let the tension melt away leaving her lounging in her seat. Smoothing out her blouse and re-pinning up her hair Eve just enjoyed knowing she no longer had decisions to make. Everything was just about to get better, Cap would rest up and get better Mr. Jenova would get medical attention, and Ms. Shosuke would take care of Ms. Fay along with everything else. Throwing an arm over her eyes to block out the light Eve just lounged, never really slouching but clearly relaxing and waiting for this horrendous day to be over with. After all the phrase "hell on earth" was never meant to be literal.

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Character Portrait: Ryuu Shosuke Character Portrait: Aura Thorne Character Portrait: Abdon Gideon Shamgar Character Portrait: Nathaniel K Jenova Character Portrait: Cerbin "Cerberus" Hiberion Character Portrait: Evangline DeCaprio Character Portrait: Julius King

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Ryuu


What happened next surprised Ryuu. With a simple swipe of his hand, a crack appeared on the ground before them. A pale light seeped through the crack until it widened enough to show them an image of the bus. A look of amazement shown on her face but Ryuu quickly steeled herself and dismissed Night before they were pushed through the rift by Nathaniel himself. Ryuu managed to catch him as blue mist left his lips, forming an ethereal orb and then smashing it to pieces at his feet. All it took as a few steps forwards for Ryuu to be standing upright in a completely different location. The students who were there already gawked at the sudden appearance of their peers but more so at Nathaniel’s appearance. Shaking her head at those who looked ready to ask of Nathaniel’s condition, their curiosity was stifled for the time being.

"There are two injured. One teacher, one student. The other students seem safe. We shouldn't have had any injuries." Ryuu looked over at Cerbin taking note of his words, a frown on her lips. "I blame myself for the injuries. I was too far away. There won't be a next time," Her eyes widened slightly at the hurt that displayed itself prominently across his features but more so that he blamed himself for all that had happened. “You’re not the only one to blame Cerbin. I’m a teacher just like you and I wasn’t able to protect a single one of my students.” Ryuu did take note of the change in eye color of his other eye, the one that had been swollen shut not too long ago. Odd was the only thought that passed through her mind.

Ryuu walked forwards, towards the bus when Julius spoke making her stop. "I'm not riding that bus with Mr. Buzzkill, if the option's still on the table, I'll take the dragon. Hell, even dealing with Aja's trying to run wild or just walking back would be more pleasant." Rolling her eyes, Ryuu couldn’t help but snicker a bit at hearing Nathaniel’s new nickname. Hmp you’re not the only one kid. Originally she had planned on giving them a ride back to the bus but Nathaniel had beaten her to it and sent them through that rift and so here they were. “The option is still open Julius but you may have to stay with me for the night.” Seeing Evangeline approaching them both, Ryuu could see who it was the younger girl intended to talk to so she took a couple steps back to give them room.

While the both of them conversed Ryuu walked over to Cerbin, “Alright Cerbin, I’m going to leave you in charge of getting them back to the dorms. It seems Julius wants to go back home on Night. Also I’ll be taking Aura with me; I have some elixirs that should help with her pain.” With that being said, Ryuu entered the bus and gently took Aura into her arms. Leaving the driver instructions on how to proceed without her being there, she was careful not to jostle Aura too much as she descended the bus steps. Ryuu then placed her on the ground and summoned Night, who lengthened to his fuller length. “Let’s go Julius.” taking Aura back into her arms, Ryuu carefully climbed onto Nights back and they were soon up into the dark sky.

They flew in relative silence but they reached their destination quickly. Night slowly began his decent above a small enclosed estate, to the right side was what looked to be a temple and a few buildings scattered here and there. However Night did not land inside the temple grounds but just outside them. Sliding off his back, Ryuu was careful with Aura’s body and dismissed Night once more. Walking through the archway, Ryuu led Julius into a courtyard that was set before a traditional Japanese home. “Here is where you will be staying for the night. If you need anything just ring this bell here but be smart about it. Also the baths are just to the left of the courtyard over there if you want to wash up.” With that being said, Ryuu left Julius to tend to the girl still in her arms.

Ryuu walked down a hallway and slid open a door to her left. Inside was a pre-made mattress, the room was lined with shelves containing a few things. Placing Aura on the mattress, Ryuu began to tend to the girl’s wounds moving her body so her back was open. After tending to Aura, the redhead stood up stretching and headed straight to her personal quarters.

Next Day||Early Morning||6:00a.m.


Soft warm light flooded into the room, making the paneled walls pop in certain places. As the lighting changed with the movement of the sun, its rays burst into a flame-like color upon being absorbed strands of hair. The color shifted to a darker hue as the body underneath the blanket began to move about accompanied by the sound of grumblings. Slowly propping herself on an elbow, Ryuu glared at the little light that shone managed to reach her window. Normally with it being so early in the morning it would have taken another hour or two for the light to come out, Oh right that tree’s gone. Ryuu remember there had once been a tree that blocked out the light until a certain time of day but now with it gone the light came in at an earlier time than she was used to.


Looking around her room groggily, Ryuu laid back down with the covers pushed to the side and stared up at the ceiling. She could feel the stiffness in her bones from her fight last night, more like a play fight. Rolling her eyes at the remembrance of the demon, Ryuu finally mustered enough energy to get out of bed. Slipping into a simple robe over her undergarments, Ryuu began to walk about her home with quiet footsteps; she made sure not to wake up her guests, at least not yet anyways. Eventually RYuu found herself standing in the courtyard that led to Julius and Aura’s rooms. Stretching she could feel her body pop and creak. With one hand she felt around for any bruised places and found one around her hip. With a sharp intake of breathe Ryuu cursed quickly and quietly. Drawing out a small bit of blood from her finger tip, Ryuu brushed it against her arm along the dragon tattoo. Soon enough the result came out just as she wanted, with Night slithering off her arm and waiting for her command.

“I want you to take a look around. Make sure nothing followed us home or anything. There’s something odd about Aura and I need to figure out what it is.” Nodding his massive head in compliance, Night flew into the already brightening sky and disappeared. I can only check if she’s awake, can’t exactly examine her while she’s still out of it. Sitting down on the platform of her home, Ryuu crossed her legs and started to think about what she was going to do for the day. I can’t exactly leave without giving them something to do, especially not Julius. Who knows what the boy is capable of by himself. With a slight frown on her lips, Ryuu got up and walked back to her rooms to get ready for the day.

9:30a.m


Now dressed in a sleeveless top and loose pants, Ryuu let her hair flow loose for the time being. Going into her kitchen she began to prepare a small breakfast for her guests. Once done, she headed towards Julius’s room first and slid the door open. Making sure not to make much of a ruckus, Ryuu set a tray, which contained tea and a hot plate of food, down beside Julius’s sleeping form. Kneeling beside him, Ryuu couldn’t help but stare at him. A smile slowly curled the corners of her lips; however it didn’t reach her fiery eyes. With thinking a hand reached out ready to stroke his dark hair but she managed to stop herself. The smile she once had was replaced by a dull look of pain. With a sigh Ryuu stood up walking over to the doors and sliding them open thus allowing the morning light to stream into the room. Keeping her back to Julius she glanced at him over her shoulder, “Time to get up sleepy head. Sleeping in isn’t allowed in my house.” her tone took on a slightly more cheerful tone but it was obvious it was forced.

“You can find some clothes in those draws, although I don’t think they’ll fit you well. Come see me in the courtyard, I want you to try something out that might help you in the long run.” Not waiting for a response or to even see if the younger boy was awake, Ryuu left the doors ajar and stood in the courtyard waiting for Julius. As she waited for him, Ryuu tended to the shrubbery around her making soft cooing sounds to the trees.

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Character Portrait: Ryuu Shosuke Character Portrait: Aura Thorne Character Portrait: Nathaniel K Jenova Character Portrait: Cerbin "Cerberus" Hiberion Character Portrait: Evangline DeCaprio Character Portrait: Julius King Character Portrait: Cuthbert Baltair

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Cerbin Hiberion

Ryuu's words didn't necessarily make Cerbin feel any better. It was weird to him more than anything else. No one had really tried to comfort him before. It was barely even apparent to him whether she was even trying to or not. Still, he nodded towards her words of kindness for he did sort of appreciate them. She had no clue that she couldn't help but to not be able to protect her students. The highest ranking demons from Inferno walked the Earth that day and she had no clue that they were lucky with the little injuries they had.

After he had sat down it seemed that one of the students were upset about something causing Ryuu to offer him a ride. After which the red head walked back to Cerbin who was beginning to feel uncomfortable around her. He couldn't really explain it, but it felt like he couldn't sniff the air with her in the area. Like her scent made his nose itch. Though he managed to keep close conversation with her by using his mouth to breath with. “Alright Cerbin, I’m going to leave you in charge of getting them back to the dorms. It seems Julius wants to go back home on Night. Also I’ll be taking Aura with me; I have some elixirs that should help with her pain.” She said.

Cerbin left his face plain and didn't even twitch at her words. Though, he didn't really feel comfortable about leaving Azreal's injured daughter to the hands of a human. Once the group left, he whispered to Malice to travel inside of the girls shadow and be his eyes. If anymore demons were to come, Cerbin knew Malice would be able to handle them. From there, the bus ride home was a quiet one. Cerbin wasn't much for talking and left the kids to their own devices. As for Nathaniel, Cerbin escorted him to the nursury and left him in the nurses care without much thought. She would do a better job at nursing the pup than he would. "Hm. Pup. That's strange." Cerbin said to himself. "I usually don't call older humans pups." Cerbin thought about allot of things as he left the infirmary. He even turned to the remaining students to get his thoughts in order, but looking at them reminded him of how alone he was. There was no way humans could help him. "Okay kids." He spoke in a soft manner. "I suppose since I'm the only teacher still among you I shall dismiss you for today. So yeah. You're dismissed."

It wasn't the most teacher like way to dismiss a class, but Cerbin didn't mind the swift conclusion to his day with the kids. He left them to talk about the days events and worry about the people that were missing on their own, for he just genuinely didn't feel like dealing with them. He then began his nightly routine and left the school grounds without giving word to anyone.

Time: A little after midnight.

Cerbin walked the streets, just as he had been doing for the last few hours. By this time his face had completely healed itself of any bruise, but he kept a few patches of tape over his eyebrow so that none of the academy instructors would notice he was a unbelievably fast healer. The streets were not so noisy as they had been during the day. There was a sound of a few cars and a couple of people walking by, some alone and some with their respective lovers. It seemed as if they all had somewhere to go, while Cerbin had nowhere to go. He just planned on walking until morning and hoped maybe Ryuu would bring the girl back so he could report she was safe. This wasn't his first night not being able to keep a close eye on her so he wasn't all to worried. Malice had proven before that he was a trustworthy watcher. Though he did look like he wanted to eat her once. "Though he looks that way all the time hehe." Cerbin chuckled. His rambling ended when he decided to stop thinking and just observe. In one eye he stared at the streets in front of him and in the other, he stared through Malice's eyes.

Malice had decided to leave the girls shadow to walk towards the opening of the room, for he wanted to stare at the moon too. Once he realized the link between him and Cerbin was formed, he glanced over towards the girl to show that she was safe and turned back towards the moon.

Having saw that she was safe, Cerbin opened another connection, this time to Indigo. "Time to report," he said, making the blind wolf like demon walk back to his masters side. Just like Malice he showed a little bit of fang, if only to smell for Azreal's hand.
"Report. Time. From. Cerbin." The dog said sleepily.

After hearing the confirmation Cerbin began speaking with Indigo repeating him word for word. "After today's events, Aura was found safe. All demons were exterminated just as you have asked and there aren't any lingering scents in the area. One of the teachers had decided to take her to a place I can not follow. Malice is there watching over her in secret. According to what I've heard, she summoned something, something not so human like. A demon perhaps. Not only that, but a dog one. Leads me to believe that she is starting to tap into her power, but that is for you to decide my liege. Lastly, by the time I was done with my distraction, Bavol had also had time to talk to Aura. I saw her with my own eyes, though it seemed that's all she did. I would advise not saying anything to her on the matter since she did no harm. It would seem suspicious. I'll try my best to find out what they talked about on my end. The events of today match this places moon. It tells me the time is growing near. On your word, I'll do what I have to."

After speaking, Cerbin waited for a reply, one that he usually never replied back to and continued his walk. As the time moved closer and closer to morning, Cerbin moved closer and closer back to the academy, where he would lay down on one of the schools rooftops and stare at the sky for sunrise. the average person would wonder when did he sleep, and though the answer may come as a shock, it was clearer than the sky that morning. Cerbin never slept. From the day he walked on Earth with that baby in his arms, he never slept a wink, for he always believe that when he slept and cut off all his links, then that'd be the time something bad had happened to her. Not only that, in fact that could probably be a fall back reason for it, but for some reason, when Cerbin tried to sleep, he'd get these dreams. Dreams that he'd rather not think about.

Time: Early morning around 8 and 9.

"Hiberion. Mr. Hiberion. What are you doing up there?" A mans voice called from below.
Cerbin looked over his resting place and saw a very odd exorcist. He was scrawny and had a monocle in one eye. His mustache also looked like he had brushed it and his nose was in a ball shape. He looked more like a teacher than anything. "I was trying to figure out something that had been bothering me," he answered. "Why? It's Saturday. Aren't I free?" The question wasn't needy. No, he was not one to actually enjoy his weekend, though he didn't especially like talking to humans on the dawns crack.
"By the dickens, a teacher is never free until the day his student becomes a teacher himself my good man."
"So, this is about kids. Not demons?"
"Of course. Kids come first do they?"
Cerbin didn't answer.
"Well. Ahem. We have a new student that is supposed to be in the program, but he didn't get to go through a test or anything. Can you take him to Ryuu for me. You should be able to find her address through the school listings. Oh, by the way. I noticed that you don't have an address yourself......"
Catching the just of what the man said, Cerbin went in search of the school records. He purposefully dodged the last statement. Moving with haste, he quickly found the information he needed for the day and walked to the boys dormitory. "This is it." Cerbin said to himself before giving the door a few knocks. "Hello. Is anyone home? I'm looking for Cuthbert Baltair. I am one of your instructors. My name is Cerbin. Hello?" Cerbin waited for the new pup to answer his door and wondered how this would change his normal habit of going along with the day. He put a small piece of taffy in his mouth and kept another in his hand just in case the kid wanted some and waited for the boy to come to the door.