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Purple Rain

Purple Rain

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- Purple Rain -


Seniors Takashi and Jirou are classmates for the first time in four years, and for the most part, they're separated by their status and social circles. That is, until Jirou's calm demeanor in the face of fear sparks Takashi's interest. The two become further intertwined when they meet one night in Kabukichou. xx
The boys strike a bargain to keep their time in the Red Light District secret, and as time goes on, come to realize they might actually... enjoy each other. xx
But not everything is right in their world- a mysterious new drug begins to spread throughout Kabukichou and as the bodies pile up, so do clues hinting at a much bigger issue than a few drug dealers tampering with their product. xx

Purple Rain tells the story of Takashi and Jirou as they navigate the string of murders and disappearances, as well as their budding feelings for each other. xx

Sato Jirou, cl.love / Kanayama Takashi, Korruption

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Takashi expects a steely glint to dance in Sato's eyes, cold enough to match the chilling blue of his irises. He expects a passive-aggressive timbre in his voice as it speaks words of barely-concealed contempt. Takashi expects to have to maintain his perfectly composed demeanor, as he is so familiar with doing, before sheathing it like the sword of a knight who wears his armor just for pretenses.

Sato . . . does none of that. Takashi stands there, still as a mannequin with his practiced smile still plastered onto his face, as Sato's features soften into something he doesn't want to can't describe. Takashi stands there, as Sato's oh so strange words send an indescribable jolt from his chest to his throat, as if his beating heart momentarily escapes the confines of his ribcage.

And then the moment is over, and Takashi doesn't know what to think.

Takashi watches Sato's form leave the grounds of the Kanayama estate, before his thoughts suddenly erupt into his mind, indecipherable and confusing like a tangled mess of yarn. He's confused, and he would try to describe his thoughts beyond that, but whatever preexisting knowledge Takashi has about the world can't even begin to stack up against what's running in his mind.

Takashi can feel the blood rush to his face and bloom into pink on the apples of his cheeks. He registers how he's still grasping the cold metal door handle, and how the chill his hand detects is just about the only sensation grounding his buzzing mind and floating body. His thoughts are a measly swirl of
. . . what? what, what? and not much else -- at least, not much he can make sense of.

After a few dangerously long seconds of lingering in the doorway, Takashi's mind settles on a single thought.
Maybe Sato isn't the plain gray paint swatch I thought he was.

Takashi forces a light chuckle, shaking his head to himself as he shuts the door firmly, his feet guiding him back to his room. He focuses on that one thought, ignoring how his breath quickens and how his ears ring and how his heart shakes in his ribcage, like the fluttering wings of a butterfly begging to break free.

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XX Sato Jirou xx#836F6E

A week passes, and Kanayama doesn't make so much as a hint toward Jirou's personality switch after that first study session. Jirou finds he's both grateful and disappointed- his only regret is that he has no idea how Kanayama reacted. Jirou gleefully pictures him flustered and off-kilter.

Almost anything would be better than that plastic fucking smile.

They don't address each other at school, both too aware of how a connection between them would appear. At night, it's more of the same, though Jirou catches Kanayama's eyes more than once.

Part of Jirou wishes he could afford to avoid the places Kanayama seems to frequent, but oh well.

"What's with you lately?" Hikaru asks one night. "First you're normal, then quietly terrified, and now you keep eyeing the crowds like you're preparing for the devil himself to pop out."

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Maybe I am," Jirou says, almost immediately.

Hikaru stares him down, clearly unimpressed, and Jirou returns her stare with narrowed eyes. She raises an eyebrow at him and then sighs dramatically, flipping her long hair over her shoulder.

"Well, pretty sure if the devil were here, he'd have bigger priorities than hunting whores."

Jirou can't but snort at that, and he wins a sly smile from Hikaru. It's gone as quickly as it came.

"Really, Jirou," She says, voice hushed and urgent. She's worried. "Just tell me. The girls love you, and we'd all be happy to help if we can. You know that."

Jirou doesn't want to tell Hikaru about Kanayama and the deal they've made. There are two ways telling Hikaru could go- she'll either laugh at Jirou, or she'll stab Kanayama in an alley. Jirou is fully prepared to face her nagging curiosity for the rest of time if it means he avoids both options.

Unfortunately, the evening crowd chooses that moment to part, allowing him an unimpeded view of Kanayama's stupid, handsome face. Their eyes meet, just briefly. Jirou stops breathing.

The crowd shifts, and Kanayama is gone. Jirou doesn't have to look at Hikaru to know she saw him staring and who he was staring at. He doesn't have to look at her to see the gears spinning in her mind. Hikaru is smart- too smart. She's already making guesses at Jirou's predicament.

"I see." Is all he gets from her before she melts into the crowd, as if she were never by his side.

He doesn't see her again that night.


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It's late, very late. Possibly it's early. No way to tell without a watch in this bright, bright place, where even the moon is swallowed by the lights and color above. Not that it quite matters.

Hikaru's sparkling stilettos click eerily on concrete, a call to those who know to listen for it. Now, though, Hikaru's mind isn't focused on the men she lures. Now, her mind is fixed on golden hair and golden eyes. She could see those eyes shining even from a distance. Familiar eyes.

Her eyes.

Hikaru's target slips into an alley and she slips in after him. She knows he's aware of her. You need a clever mind and sharp wits to intimidate Sato Jirou, and while she doesn't truly think he was intimidated, there was something in his stature that suggests she not take this teenager lightly.

Sure enough, the boy has turned to face her, lying in wait. He gazes at her with sharp eyes, and Hikaru gazes back unflinchingly. No cold, empty stare could ever compare to hers.

"Good evening, darling." Hikaru drawls, moving her hair to expose her collarbone. A test.

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n a m e ;; xkanayama rina ( 金山 利奈 )
d o b ;; x14/04/93 ( 27 )
g e n d e r ;; xF
r o l e ;; xeldest sister
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As the most traditionally successful sister, with a high-achieving personality that fits in easily with the rest of the world, Rina was always prized as the ideal heiress. Rina, like all her sisters, is very intelligent, but in a way where she is able to get the highest grades and satisfy the expectations of society. She has a proactive and determined personality, which has propelled her to a top position in her mother's company, regardless of her family name.

Despite having all the abilities and traits required to succeed in society, Rina is fairly close-minded. She can succeed, but she cannot innovate, which is a trait that has historically created a rift between her and Aki. Rina can act extremely condescending, with the belief that there is only one way to succeed. She has a hard time accepting when she is wrong, and refuses to admit her mistakes due to her immense pride. Rina is very domineering, and constantly pushes her beliefs onto those she notes as failures (i.e. Aki and Takashi). However, deep down, she has good intentions, and constantly criticizes her youngest two siblings because she believes it will help them. Regardless, their conflicting personalities will always add fuel to the fire of their hostile relationship.


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n a m e ;; xkanayama hikari ( 金山 光 )
d o b ;; x13/05/97 ( 23 )
g e n d e r ;; xF
r o l e ;; xmiddle sister
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Hikari is just as intelligent and studious as Rina, and has the same personality traits that can lead her to a very traditional kind of success. However, Hikari is not nearly as proactive or domineering as Rina is. She would lead a company if the situation beckoned her to, and if it were most beneficial towards her, but Hikari is also perfectly satisfied in a managerial position, and does not have Rina's hunger for more.

Hikari and the rest of her family (except for Takashi and Aki) have very similar beliefs, although Hikari is far less intrusive about them. Unlike Rina, she typically keeps her head down and does whatever it is she can do, and only criticizes someone when it directly affects her. She is one to go with the crowd, because she believes the general opinion of society dictates what is right at any moment in time.

As of now, Hikari is a competitive pianist and violinist. She is noted to be very successful in competition, as she commits herself to a composer's rendition of a piece, but is not as popular with the audience as some of her less successful competitors can be.

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n a m e ;; xkanayama aki ( 金山 燦 )
d o b ;; x29/02/00 ( 20 )
g e n d e r ;; xF
r o l e ;; xyoungest sister; Takashi's
confidant and best friend
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Aki is a disappointment to her family, but not in the way Takashi is. She is undoubtedly one of the sharpest minds her family has ever seen, but to their chagrin, she refuses to partake in the family business like those who have preceded her. Unbeknownst to anyone, Aki has big plans for her father's business, plans that could bring new heights of success. However, Aki refuses to work under her father's control, and silently waits for him to retire before joining the company. While Takashi is just pathetically disappointing, Aki is a cause of immense frustration, and is branded as an unfortunate waste of intelligence.

Aki vehemently despises the thought of falling in line as another mindless cog in the imperfect system that is society; she knows that she could be doing better things if she blazed her own trail. Therefore, Aki chooses to interact intimately with the misfortunes of the world by walking alongside them, instead of trying to push them out. She knows that the dirt of society can never be cleansed and uses it to her advantage, gaining a stronger pull of influence on Japan than anyone in her family has.

Aki does not want to be a worker bee, simply fulfilling a given task. No, she wants to be a visionary, a revolutionary. She wants to be the Queen.

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Sawabe-san / Jirou's landlord

  • technically she's the landlord's daughter, but he's old so she's the one who gathers rent

  • she's also chronically rude to literally all of the residents

  • she especially hates Jirou because his mom freaks out about half the times she's come for rent

    Appearance: 5'3, always has her hips cocked and arms crossed and looks pissed off, curly blonde hair that's very obviously fake, brown eyes, bright red lipstick and nail polish all the time always


Noriko-san / Jirou's next-door neighbor

  • she's in her late seventies, lives alone with several cats, has children and grandchildren who pay for her apartment but never visit

  • she knits jirou and his mon sweaters and makes them food often

  • she also watches over Jirou's mom when he's working, keeps an eye on her to make sure she doesn't leave alone or do anything to hurt herself

  • Jirou also has a backup plan for his mom if he goes missing, which is in Noriko's hands

    Appearance: 5'0 and she hunches, reading glasses, very very short hair, almost always smiling, also almost always holding one of her cats, wears clogs


Nakamura Hikaru / working girl, Jirou's friend

  • dropped out of high school and ran away from home

  • Hikaru is absolutely not her legal name, but she isn't telling anyone

  • calls Jirou "Ji-chan" purely because it sounds funny and pisses him off

  • Bisexual Queen

  • other working girls joke that she and Jirou are twins

    Appearance: 5'4, thin, pale, black hair that goes past her shoulders and is always like this (but straight), brown eyes, always wearing glittery silver makeup and white sundresses

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