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The Black Tortoise of the North, Zhi Ming

"Yes, I'm blind and no, I still know what you look like."

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a character in “Supernatural living”, as played by Child of the Winged

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Full Name: The Black Tortoise of the North, Zhi Ming

Nickname: Black

Type of supernatural being: One of the Four Symbols of China

Gender: Male in his mind

Age: He can't age

Birthday: Born when the sky was formed

Height: True: 9'6" Human: 5'8"

Weight: True: N/A Human: 112

Physical Description: He's the middle, not the shortest, not the tallest, not the skinniest either. He's kinda average in everything but looks. He has soft black hair and piercing eyes that come off cold. Although he has no shell, he has a raised ridge down his spine and scales on his chest.

Personality: If Vermil is angry and Azur is blunt, Black is cold. He has a dislike for almost everything, even before he was stuck in a body. He brushes everyone, exculding family, off like they were unimportant. And to a Symbol, they are. Around family, he's more relaxed but still stuck up about most things.

Likes: Family, books and food

Dislikes: Everything else

Habits: He is the "oldest" of the Symbols and acts like it, often ordering the others around. He has a little turtle that Vermil gave him, he carries it everywhere

History: With his siblings in the skies, they rule over the earth. When Vermil goes missing, Black is the first to look for her. When he sees her in a human form, he merely goes to help her and is caught. This still annoys him greatly. His form was without working eyes and he can not see, instead using the water in the air to feel his way around the world. When they killed the man responsible, he threw him against a wall and drowned him to near death many times before he let Azur kill him.

So begins...

The Black Tortoise of the North, Zhi Ming's Story

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Character Portrait: The White Tiger of the West, Jian Bing Character Portrait: The Vermilion Bird of the South, Ling Guang Character Portrait: The Black Tortoise of the North, Zhi Ming Character Portrait: The Azure Dragon of the East, Meng Zhang
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Vermil was looking around when she saw it. Her wings twitched, making a funny noise as she read the flyer. Pulling it off, she ran towards where her brothers where sitting. She waved the flyer around before White took her wrist, pulled her beside him and read it out loud.

"A Place to Live, for the Different..? Vermil, you wanna get this place?" White asked looking over his , while Vermil trilled happily. Black merely shrugged.

"I don't see why not... After all, we need a place to rest our bodies during our seasons." he motioned to Azur, who scowled. Azur didn't like the puppy dog eyes Vermil was giving him.

"I don't care... Okay, yes I do, but how will pay for it?" The dragon asked, crossing his arms. Vermil pointed to a section of the flyer. "Paid by working there? Sounds like a slave job..." Vermil twittered angrily at him before flicking him off and turning away. "I-I didn't mean it like that... Vermil, it sounds too good to be true..." She shrugged and pulled out White's phone and dialed the number before handing the phone to Black, who sighed and held it against his ear.

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Character Portrait: The White Tiger of the West, Jian Bing Character Portrait: The Vermilion Bird of the South, Ling Guang Character Portrait: The Black Tortoise of the North, Zhi Ming Character Portrait: The Azure Dragon of the East, Meng Zhang
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After Vermil made White call, she merely hopped up and ran to where the house was. She stopped at the door and trilled. Her brothers ran to follow her, panting. Azur was the first to recover.

"Sis! Don't run off like that!" He called before looking at the house. "Holy shit. That's huge..." All four stared at the house. Black smirked.

"Finally, a human house worth my time!" he said while the other three rolled their eyes. Vermil skipped through the door and crowed. Black and her other brothers following behind.

"What she meant was anyone here?" White asked, smiling. Vermil clung to his arm and cooed an affirmative.

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Character Portrait: The White Tiger of the West, Jian Bing Character Portrait: The Vermilion Bird of the South, Ling Guang Character Portrait: The Black Tortoise of the North, Zhi Ming Character Portrait: Nixie Character Portrait: The Azure Dragon of the East, Meng Zhang
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Nixie rose from looking at the cats. Four new strangers had walked in, "Hey, I'm Nixie. Are you here to stay?"

Nixie's cat curiosity came out, as she looked at the strangers. They were definitely different, and that made Nixie excited. Hopefully these people were going to be another chance to make friends.

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Character Portrait: Lanuya Delida Acelet Character Portrait: The White Tiger of the West, Jian Bing Character Portrait: The Vermilion Bird of the South, Ling Guang Character Portrait: The Black Tortoise of the North, Zhi Ming Character Portrait: Nixie Character Portrait: The Azure Dragon of the East, Meng Zhang
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Vermil wrinkled her nose as the female and hid behind White. The female smelled funny, she didn't know what it was but it was funny. Azur thought the same and leaned against Black's back.

"Hello, yourself.... You are cute..." White muttered, his eyes roving over her form before Vermil elbowed him in the spine. Black scoffed his siblings before regarding the female.

"Excuse my siblings, the two in the back do not take well to females and the fem-boy beside me can't keep his hands away." He said, looking at his fingernails in disinterest. "We would like rooms here and are able to do almost any job here..." Vermil scoffed and flames flicker out of her mouth into words.

We need rooms. I can't take the rain much longer and Black's turtle's getting tired. Sh added a trill of impatience at the end and White glared at her.

"Be nice sister dear... This wonderful creature needs to be asked not demanded..." White scolded, tapping her nose. Vermil merely hmphed and glared at the floor. "Stupid women..." she thought angrily.

(Ignore Lanuya... Didn't mean to tag her...)

The setting changes from 2012, earth to Main Hall

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Character Portrait: The White Tiger of the West, Jian Bing Character Portrait: The Vermilion Bird of the South, Ling Guang Character Portrait: The Black Tortoise of the North, Zhi Ming Character Portrait: Nixie Character Portrait: Arabella Harriet Maxwell Character Portrait: The Azure Dragon of the East, Meng Zhang
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Nixie looked at the four newcomers, "I never got your names, but, yeah, we can figure out jobs once you get moved in. There are rooms available on the second and third floors. I have a room at the end of the hall, and two new people, a girl and a guy, just moved in today. So, if there are any clothes or things in a room, it's taken. Just mind the other people, and I hope you like the house."

The doorbell rang, and Nixie motioned towards the stairs, "The second and third floors are that way." She opened the door and looked up at a brown haired...Nixie sniffed...vampire? "Hey, are you here to stay?"

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Character Portrait: The White Tiger of the West, Jian Bing Character Portrait: Kali Carter Character Portrait: The Black Tortoise of the North, Zhi Ming Character Portrait: Nixie Character Portrait: The Azure Dragon of the East, Meng Zhang
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Nixie looked at the girl with the long purple hair, "Hey, I'm Nixie in case you didn't hear. Welcome to the house. Will you need a job, or can you pay rent? If you need a job I havn't talked with most of the others about their future jobs, so I'll let you know about what you can do. What's your name by the way?"

The setting changes from Main Hall to 2012, earth

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Character Portrait: The Vermilion Bird of the South, Ling Guang Character Portrait: Samil Ravira Character Portrait: The Black Tortoise of the North, Zhi Ming
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Vermil merely kissed her Fallen again. She laced her arms around his neck and got up on her tiptoes. Until she heard someone clear their throat. She turned and behind her was her brother, Black. He coughed again, raising an eyebrow. Vermil's face got extremely red and she buried her face in Samil's shirt. H-hi brother..?

"Hello, sister... I've come to tell you that I will be staying at the manor as well... Do stay safe... I'd hate for something to happen to you..." Black said, his reptilian tail curling and uncurling. She merely nodded and Black smiled softly. "I'll see you there then..." And with that, Black disappeared into the shadows.

Embarrassing...

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Character Portrait: The Vermilion Bird of the South, Ling Guang Character Portrait: Samil Ravira Character Portrait: The Black Tortoise of the North, Zhi Ming
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Samil blushed at Vermil's brother made himself noticable. He blushed harder when She buried her face in his shirt. He stood motionless, his hands on her waist, waiting for Her brother to leave. Wehn he did, Samil asked curiously, "So, which brother was that?" He asked, pulling away from yet another kiss. Samil looked over her head to see the rest of the forest, and he wondered what could be lurking inside. He focused himself back on Vermil, and raised only 3 feet from the ground, and hovered there.

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Character Portrait: The White Tiger of the West, Jian Bing Character Portrait: The Vermilion Bird of the South, Ling Guang Character Portrait: Samil Ravira Character Portrait: Kali Carter Character Portrait: The Black Tortoise of the North, Zhi Ming
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Vermil smiled. That was Black. He controls Winter and water... He's the self proclaimed oldest. she pouted. Even though spring is the beginning of everything... Vermil floated a bit higher than Samil, smiling widely. He seemed to accept you though... Blatant ignoring is a good sign from him! she yawned and rubbed at her eyes with her human hand. All the excitement was too much for her. She need her nest. And soon.

White merely looked at the girl and nodded. "Food would be nice... I'm sorry... I have no money..." his tail drooped some.

"Honestly brother, you know you could ask for some..." White turned and glomped his brother.

"Blackey~ Can I have some money to treat this beautiful girl to some food?" Black shoved his brother off and glared at him.

"No you retard! Go make your own!" Black bowed to the demon and kissed her hand. "I, on the other hand, will..." Black only did it to piss of White and it was working. White fumed.

"Hey! She asked me to join her!" he snarled.

"Like she'd actually want you..."

(Posting at the same time... I gotta stop that...)

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Character Portrait: The White Tiger of the West, Jian Bing Character Portrait: The Vermilion Bird of the South, Ling Guang Character Portrait: Samil Ravira Character Portrait: Kali Carter Character Portrait: The Black Tortoise of the North, Zhi Ming
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Vermil skipped next Samil. She was happy he was smiling. It was her job of sorts.

Black looked at the girl. "You'd pay for both of us..?" White on the other hand, rejected. Loudly.

"I should pay for you, xiao niao! You are a beautiful woman and I am a gentleman!" Black quickly slapped the back of his head, shutting him up. He fell on his face and twitched.

"Sorry about him..." he muttered, looking at White's prone body.

(Sorry it's so short! Writer's block...)

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Character Portrait: The White Tiger of the West, Jian Bing Character Portrait: Kali Carter Character Portrait: The Black Tortoise of the North, Zhi Ming
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Black and White both looked at each other and shrugged. Neither boy liked shopping, that was Vermil and Azur, but the demon was interesting. They seemed to have a silent conversation with each other.

"You want this one, Black?"

" Don't talk about people like that but if she wants you then duh."

"Ha! That's really cool, brother."

White smiled at Kali. "I have to finish packing but Blackey-" "Don't call me that, you moron!" "-Fine, fine. Black here would love to assist you in your shopping endeavors." And with that, White began heading back to the manor, smiling. "Way to open up, brother..."

Black nodded at Kali. "Lead the way..."

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Character Portrait: The White Tiger of the West, Jian Bing Character Portrait: David Ephraim Gideon Character Portrait: Kali Carter Character Portrait: The Black Tortoise of the North, Zhi Ming Character Portrait: Yakusoku 'Yoki' Williams
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White merely smiled at the now calm toy. "I'm White. You're David, no? Come, I'll bet you want to rest somewhere." He winked at him as he stood and held out his hand. "You can room beside me. Samil isn't anywhere close to you too!" Just then Kali walked in with some boy and Black trailing behind. "Hi! Black, you get turned down too?" Black merely snarled at him and left for his room. White sniggered and grinned.

(Gah! It's so friggin short again!)

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Character Portrait: The White Tiger of the West, Jian Bing Character Portrait: David Ephraim Gideon Character Portrait: The Vermilion Bird of the South, Ling Guang Character Portrait: Samil Ravira Character Portrait: Kali Carter Character Portrait: The Black Tortoise of the North, Zhi Ming Character Portrait: Yakusoku 'Yoki' Williams
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White was shocked. "Y-you know me?" he flushed and rubbed the back of his neck. "Yeah... He's a bit stiff but a nice guy... Azur hates him for some odd reason..." he muttered before addressing the demonic boy with an appraising eye. "Hey! I remember you! Vermil invited your uncle to dinner one night! He's a damn good drunk, I'll give him that!" he cried, standing up. "You were here by that time but seeing the two being of the South, drunk and stupid, was awesome. Man..." he chuckled, his tail thumping against the couch.

Vermil merely flew over and hugged her Fallen. Come home soon... I'll be waiting in my room when you get back... And with that she flew home, her heart hurting just a bit. She saw her brother standing and waving his arms around like a moron. She smiled and lit his shirt again, from the back before slipping upstairs and into her brother, Black's room. It was dark, completely dark but she merely moved to the bed, recognizing this room. Brother...

"I hate white, you know that right?" was the only answer she got before she felt his shadowy form lean against her back, his face in her hair. She merely snorted and nodded. "Good... Fucking retard made me look stupid in front of Kali... She's so much like Alice..."

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Character Portrait: The White Tiger of the West, Jian Bing Character Portrait: David Ephraim Gideon Character Portrait: The Vermilion Bird of the South, Ling Guang Character Portrait: Kali Carter Character Portrait: The Black Tortoise of the North, Zhi Ming Character Portrait: Yakusoku 'Yoki' Williams
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White merely watched the two from his perch. "Kali likes Black more than me, tis sad but true... Though Nixie..." he interjected before falling silent again. The Symbol merely stretched out and got back up. "Welp! I'm gonna go to my room. See you boys in the morning~" he sang out before bounding out the door. Spotting Kali, he waved and entered his room and flopping on his bed.

Both Black and Vermil heard Kali. Black stayed on the bed while Vermil answered the door. Hi, Kali... she whispered, Black grunting at her to stop. I was just about to leave, maybe you can make him smile... she let the demon in before leaving and closing the door. She leaned on it before heading into her own, the sadness and loneliness hitting her square in the chest. She curled up on the loft, her nest getting messier.

Black leaned on the wall behind his bed and flicked on the light, a dull red enveloping the pure black room. A small pond filled with koi sat in the corner. "Yo..."

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Black merely looked at Kali. "'M fine." he grunted out, his fingers twirled around the single feather he had from... Alice. He bit back a sob. He wouldn't mourn for Alice anymore than he has. Vermil and the others have moved on from their humans. Why was it so hard for him..? He looked at the feather and tucked it into Kali's hair. "There... Looks better on you than me..." he muttered before turning back to his hands. He summoned some water and made it different shapes. The aura the girl had, it was like Alice. His beautiful, wonderful Alice. He bit back another sob.

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Black looked at Kali and then nodded. "Thanks." he grunted before gathering more water. "May I... May I tell you a story..? Ya don't have to listen but let me get this off my chest at least...." he asked quietly, making the water ripple and shift. The water made a large question mark before settling back into a shapeless blob. He wanted her okay to continue, so he didn't prattle on about his life and her not care.

(Gah, these are too short...)

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Black began to move the water into a large turtle with a long tail. "Once there was a turtle... He had a family who loved him but he never truly felt loved..." The water morphed again. "During a bitter winter night, the turtle found a girl laying in the snow. Overcome with an emotion he'd never felt, he took the girl to his cave and tended her... When the girl woke, she found the large turtle watching over her but didn't fear him..." The water twisted into a girl petting the turtle. "The girl and the turtle grew closer with age... But as she aged, he did not..." The girl began to age along with the story until she was very old and the turtle a man. "By this point, the turtle was cursed with a blind human body and the girl was old. As I held her in my arms, she gave me that feather and told me she loved me. It was then I figured out that I was in love as well... The beast had grown a heart only to have it shatter..." The water formed a heart and turned to ice and felt to the ground as he held his head in his hands.

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Black merely shook his head. "I have moved from my Alice... And I know she would want me to move on..." He looked up at the crying demon and tucked the feather back in her hair. "I only ask that you allow a beast like me into your heart... I wish to make new memories, not to replace or cover Alice but to rest along side her in my head." The water in the air swirled and he merely calmed it again. "If you don't want me, I will understand... Even then, I wish to be a friend..." he gently touched her cheek before bringing his hands back in his lap.

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Character Portrait: The Vermilion Bird of the South, Ling Guang Character Portrait: Kali Carter Character Portrait: The Black Tortoise of the North, Zhi Ming
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Black smiled at Kali, almost smugly, but it was happy. "I'm glad... I can be a right bastard at times but my intentions are mostly in your favor..." he muttered before Vermil stormed into the room, laughing. Black glared at her but if softed at her smile.

Black! You did it! Gai si, you two are adorable! Vermil hugged Black around the neck before smiling at Kali. Thank you... You've melted the ice Symbol's heart... She hugged her too before bounding out of the room. And Kali? Some bird told me you can draw! I'd love to see your stuff!

"And the boundless bag of happy energy that was my sister is back..." Black muttered before pressing a kiss to Kali's temple. "Sorry about her..."

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Black merely blinked and laughed. "It's alright... I'm still in shock you accepted..." He wrapped his arms around her waist and nuzzled the small of her back. "I've got a girlfriend... The loneliest Symbol has a girlfriend... and she draws... I love art... When we were younger, Vermil and Azur loved to draw with the clouds and confuse the humans..." He chuckled and pulled her down into his lap and nuzzled her neck. "Something I can call mine... This winter will be mild, I'll tell you that..." he smoothed his scent over her, gently as if she'd disappear from him. "I love reading as well... Vermil told me I have a talent for storytelling but I don't know..."