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Haruta Kei

*cough* *cough*

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a character in “The Alloyed Generation”, as played by DarkOrbStories

Description

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I don't seem to have much longer.

||Speech Color Purple||
||Thought Color Orchid||

Faceclaim || Ouma Shuu || Guilty Crown


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♠Name♠
Haruta Kei

♠Age♠
18 years old

♠Gender♠
Male

♠Height♠
5'7"

♠Weight♠
115 lbs

♠Type♠
Aero

♠Physical Description♠
Kei is around 5'7" tall but only weighs about 115 lbs. This means he is slightly underweight which is most likely caused by the illness he has. You could say that his low appetite is a side effect. Another very noticeable side effect is crystal like substances growing on parts of his skin.

He has brown hair with a light blond streak on the left side, his eyes are colored red, he has a blank expression and he can usually be seen wearing a black coat, a scarf, a white t-shirt and black pants.



Intelligent, Silent, Curios, Ill, Power Seeking

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Likes
+Silence
+Reading
+Finding new ways to use of this power


Dislikes
-His sickness
-Pushy people
-The scientists


Fears
☠Planes
☠Surgery
☠Needles
☠Confinement
☠The loss of limbs
☠Being pushed to something due to his fears


♠Personality♠

In the past when Kei was about 4 years old he used to be quite the playful kid, basically ignoring the fact that he was sick a whole often more than most of the other kids around this place. He just brushed it off as normal as he wasn't the only one who had to stay in bed more then he liked because he wasn't feeling all too well. There were others just like him who happened to be very weak against illnesses as well. But despite this little setback he loved to fool around, play pranks on his friends or the scientists and just generally act like a normal kid would. It didn't take long for him to realize however that there was something off about this place. You see, Kei had shown a deep intrest for reading from a very young age and in some of those books he encountered some strange terms like 'mom' or 'dad' yet he couldn't really picture anyone he knows who could fill that kind of role in his life. The scientists in this place aren't really that after all.

As Kei grew about a year older and wiser more and more things started to botter him about this 'lab' as the scientists like to call this place. There were just too many things not aligning with the 'normal life' described in some of those books he liked to read. He decided to do some research. From a very young age Kei had noticed that he was able to control and bend the air around him. He knew he wasn't the only one who was able to do this but he also always knew there were people who couldn't do it. Those people normally would be able to control something else. This could be water, fire or earth. According to his books however this isn't what should normally be the case. Normally one shouldn't be able to control anything just like the scientists in this lab aren't able to control anything. Kei had to dig deeper into this. Before long he learned that he was part of something called Alloys. Alloys apparently can be categorised into 4 different types being: Pyro, Geo, Hydro or Aero depending on their ability to control a certain element. Judging from this Kei came to the conclusion that he was part of the later type, an Aero. That being said, His curiosity wasn't satisfied just yet.

Learning more and more about the Aero type by listening in on what the scientists were saying to each other and trying to comprehend at least some words of their sentences, Kei learned that it is normal for Aero's to be sick more often than the other types. This really put Kei at easy as he had begun stressing more and more about these illnesses which kept coming back to him after every short while of him seeming healthy again. He had also learned that it was usual for Aero's to be born blind or crippled. He was very happy that this wasn't the case for him, even though he had to admit that his eyesight wasn't the best in the world, but at the same time he felt sad for the other Aero's.

Naive as Kei was, he still didn't really think much different from his situation then he usually would. This all would change when he got older though. When his 10th birthday came around Kei got really, really ill. It was so bad that he had to stay in bed for days without any hope of recovering anytime soon. One day during this disastrous period, he overheard something that undoubtedly turned his world upside down. One of the scientists furiously said something along the lines of Kei dying way ahead of schedule and that they normally had time until they were about 17 before they had to abort their experiments. Upon gaining this piece of knowledge about Aero's, Kei's usual playful kid-like self changed. He just wasn't able to see the world in the same kind of light anymore.

What happened in only those few days was a major blow to Kei that changed him dramatically. He entered a shocked, unresponsive state and started questioning everything he knew about this world. The world wasn't as bright as the books he read used to tell him. He felt betrayed by both the scientists and his knowledge. Before long he started to resent the scientist as they were the ones keeping this valuable information from him. And if that wasn't enough, he also realized that to them he was nothing more than a, now sick, lab rat. After the shock came anger. Why us and only us? As an Aero he had drawn the short straw. It was only a matter of time before he would meet his end. But why? An impossible question which would stay unanswered for as long as he could remember.

When his anger finally dimmed down, Kei became an insensitive and emotionless person for the following 3-4 years. He had only one goal in mind: Trying to learn as much as he could about this world so that he wouldn't be surprised like he was before anymore. His normal reading habits changed from relaxing fictional books to extremely hard textbooks filled with insanely difficult learning material for a 10 year old kid. Kei was determent however and after a while he finally started to understand the subjects covered in the textbooks.

For 2 whole years Kei had to stay in his bed due to his illness. Nothing to do other than reading the whole day, Kei's intelligence had overwhelmingly increased. His health sadly didn't increase much though. During these 2 years, a crystal like substances started growing on a small part of his right shoulder. At first he tried to hide it from the scientists but it didn't take long for them to find out. Unable to figure out what kind of decease it was himself, Kei tried to listen in on what the scientists were saying about it. Sadly they didn't really talk about it a lot when in the presence of Kei so Kei just guessed it was a rare kind of skin decease. As if he hadn't enough going on already. Surprisingly a few days after this decease was discovered good news arrived. Kei was permitted to leave his bed tomorrow.

After finally being allowed to leave his bed again, Kei had to learn walking all over again. It was a very strange feeling for him being unable to walk while remembering himself running around the corridors while he was only a bit younger. Luckily for him it didn't take too long for him to get used to it again. Once he could function like a normal human being again he decided to put his knowledge to good use. He was going to practically see what his powers were capable of. He knew that all Aero's were able to manipulate the air around them and by doing so they could for example make a tornado around them or something. This was a very common technique for Aero's to use but what else can this power do? Kei took it upon himself to experiment on his own, hiding while doing so because he didn't want anyone to see what he was doing, surely not those stupid scientists. It had to stay a secret until it at least showed some results.

At the age of 14, Kei started to open up a bit more again towards his fellow Alloys. He used to be quite the emotionless and insensitive guy to everyone and this finally started to dim down a little. He still kept his distance and was generally hard to approach but he was at least willing to talk to some of the Alloys again. At least this was some step in the better direction.

As the years passed and Kei slowly turned 16, he mastered more and more about his power. Enhanced speed by reducing air resistance and utilizing pressurized air for propulsion reaching velocities as fast as the speed of sound, enhanced hearing by amplifying air molecule vibrations, depleting the Oxygen from an area or even something simple as the ability to crush something or someone by increasing the air pressure. These were all things he learned to do with his power and the list goes on and on with more techniques. Having learned so much about things like physics and so fort really helped Kei out on his progress. He still made an effort to keep his findings a secret though. Whenever he was tested by the scientists he only showed the most basic of wind techniques. This led to them not being any more suspicious of Kei then they are of the other Alloys and this was exactly what Kei was aiming for.

Then Kei turned 17. The age where everything would go downhill. During the years up to now Kei's illness had worsened quite badly. Even though he was still allowed to walk around and it wasn't mandatory for him to stay in bed, the crystal like substances caused by his illness started expanding and growing on more places of his body. Since last year he wasn't able to hide the crystals from the outside anymore as they had started to grow on his right cheek. Not really liking to talk about it to others, he got angry at anyone mentioning something about it after Kei had told them to drop it. As if this wasn't enough, Kei started coughing blood occasionally and one day simple tasks like walking or even standing started to become more exhausting then ever before. It didn't take long for Kei to try and preserve as much energy as possible. Half a year after turning 17, Kei was forced to move around using a wheelchair.

A week has passed since Kei's 18th birthday. He had made it a lot longer then others in his position. He saw younger Aero's dying left and right but he was somehow still alive. It makes Kei wonder some days how much time he still has left.



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The screeching sound of an old wheelchair filled the empty corridor as it slowly progressed further. It was around noon so a lot of the usual crowd was probably eating right now. Kei didn't have much of an appetite today. In fact he never had for the past few years. It was the sole reason he was underweight. Not that he cared too much. The wheelchair suddenly came to a halt. Kei had been looking for an isolated place. There was a small something he wanted to test but he had to make sure that no one was around. No one could find out about these little tests Kei had been doing these past few years. Finally he found a spot that seemed alright. He rolled his wheelchair until he finally reached it. An old library seemingly abandoned at this time. Kei quickly double checked to see if no one here and once he was done he prepared himself.

"Alright let's see if this works." Kei said as he slowly stood up from his wheelchair. The familiar exhaustion rapidly caught up to Kei. It had been a while since he had tried standing up again but this exhausted sensation he experienced every time he did it never left his memory. "This never gets old does it." Kei had smuggled a knife with him during lunch and was examining it in great detail. "I guess this will have to do." Suddenly kei seemingly disappeared from his original position just to immediately reappear a little distance away. He threw the knife towards his wheelchair. Again he disappeared only to reappear before his wheelchair. "This enhanced speed never ceases to amaze me." The knife was heading rapidly into his direction before it stopped only an inch away from Kei's face. "It's a succes." It almost seemed like telekinesis. Just the simple trick of controlling the air around knife made it bend to Kei's will. "I wonder how many more secrets you have for me in store." Kei sat down on his wheelchair again. Suddenly Kei felt a sharp pain in his chest and started coughing uncontrollably. *cough* *cough*. He looked at his hand. "Blood." These little tests used to be so much easier when every action he took didn't cause a massive exhaustion wave. Nothing Kei could do about that now however. "Well. It's time to go back." Kei said as he rolled himself back out of this place.

Kei was heading for his room when he spotted the 2 talking. Taku Watanabe and Miki Hanamura. They seemed to be discussing some of the experiments. Frustration boiled up as Kei moved towards them. "Why do I have to come across them on my way to my room..." He was visually displeased. The scientists noticed Kei approaching. It wasn't hard to spot him with all the sound this old wheelchair made. "Oh if it isn't Kei" Taku said. Kei didn't show any signs of responding. He wasn't feeling like doing this today. In fact he just wanted to go to bed as he was tired from that little test he did a while back after all. Miki's face filled with disgust. This lowly Alloy not responding like the proper pet it should be. "Don't we have some experiments for him ready mr.Watanabe? The experimentation room should be free now and he there doesn't seem like he has much more better to do" Miki said. Taku pondered for a bit. "Maybe you are right." He said "Let's do one quickly." Kei was displeased but he obliged. There could come no good from fighting this anyways.


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So begins...

Haruta Kei's Story

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Kokurai was actually playing the nice experiment for once. The doctors were really going to have to thank Kokurai for this rare occasion. In all honesty, the older alloy was playing nice simply because he didn't mind the tests currently being done on him. Surprisingly, he found the EEG (electroencephalography) scans fun. They were calming in a way. All he had to do was sit there. The actual set up of all the sensors that needed to be applied to his skin and head took about 30 minutes depending on how slow the techs were and they didn't need him to do anything until the actual testing started. Normally he let them go about this without hindrance but when the actual testing started? Yeah, he wouldn't be Kokurai if he didn't mess with them a little bit. He loved to make their data fuzzy by moving just a little too much or using his electricity to make the sensors go haywire. The cap itself was so finicky that half the time they had to re-plug things in or change the cap entirely and it still wouldn't read correctly because of him.

"Kokurai, open your eyes and look straight ahead for me please," one of the technicians requested from the older alloy who was just beginning to dose off. Kokurai opened his blue hues and stared straight at the woman's chest. Oh yeah, that was a bonus to. Whenever the research tech needed to apply the sensors beneath his eye to read the orbicularis muscle he got a pretty good view of her chest. It wasn't his fault the tech wore a lab coat instead of scrubs. And besides, he was a 33 year old virgin who already had several kids without his consent. He figured it was time they cut him some slack. A little treat now and then was nice when everything else in this world was sour. Maybe the nurse herself knew what he was looking at. She never complained but he had noticed she was wearing more supportive clothing. Maybe she realized this could very well be the reason why he was so compliant during the EEG tests and she didn't want to deal with him when he was difficult.

"There we are. Sensors comfortable?"

"As comfortable as sticky sensors on your face can be," he answered and glanced down as the other tech taped on the heart rate sensors on his left palm. Another fun thing about EEGs was that if you asked, they showed you a mirror and you could see the sensors on the zygomatic muscle of your right cheek, the sensors behind your ears to record the postauricular, and then those above your eye for the corrugator to accompany the ones below your eye. When the whole set up was complete, you had a few more on your face and arms to. It always made him feel like he was some sort of computer with wires sticking out everywhere. With all various the sensors done on his face and arms, they began to pull the cap over his head and tucked his dark locks beneath the cap and strapped it on. Whelp, that meant he could zone out again. Both ladies would be behind him after all so he would see nothing but the blank screen in front of him. He closed his eyes again and winced now and again when the techs pressed just a little too hard with their blunt syringes against his scalp. He shuddered as the gel was inserted into the various sensors. Ugh the electrogel was never a pleasant feeling. It was cold and leaked sometimes. He always felt nasty and disgusting afterward as if he hadn't bathed in weeks. At least water and soap got rid of it easily enough.

The techs then plugged all the sensors into the control board and started to record his habituation responses which would take a couple of minutes. While they waited, the nurses began to whisper to themselves about the various experiments and tests that needed to be performed on the other alloys when Kokurai was done. At first, Kokurai ignored them. He didn't much care about the other experiments going on after all. Besides, when talking about other alloys, they usually used number identifiers which Kokurai wasn't familiar with. Well except for two other numbers besides his own. He had memorized Hiro's and Sukoshi's identifiers so he'd always know what was going on with them. They were #0377 and #8770, respectively. The scientists thus far didn't know he had solved the mystery of who his children were which was just fine by him. Well, Dr. Tadoshi knew but there was nothing he could do about that.

"Dr. Tadoshi has some new experiments planned for all of the alloys, certain ones specfically," the tech with the nice bust mentioned then.

"Really? Do you know what they are about?" the other inquired.

"Something about pushing limits. Especially with some of the alloys with certain uniqueness's about them. Most of them are new gen. Right now he is actually going to start working on #0377 and #8770. He mentioned something about stressing them and looking at how far he can push them towards their breaking points. The doctor should have called them into the observatory already. I think he is doing pair work or something."

Kokurai's eyes widened then, the EEG monitor indicating the spikes in his heart rate and the changes in his eyes. The two nurses frowned as they monitored the strange spikes.

"Kokurai? Are you all right?"

Kokurai didn't respond at first as he stared at the wall in front of him. Dr. Tadoshi was going to do something to his children? Testing their breaking points? He remembered very clearly when the 'good doctor' had done a similar experiment with him. He would never forget the horror he had experienced those days. How much pain and anguish he had to live through and how broken he had been for years afterward and how that horror still haunted him now. No, he didn't want that for his children. He wouldn't allow it. How could he allow it? Kokurai sat up abruptly and started yanking at the fragile sensors. The techs gasped and reached for him to try and get him to settle down before he broke all of them. "Back off," he growled, calling up his energy and essentially tasering the women to get them away. He yanked some of the plugs which returned a smaller scale shock to Kokurai but he just absorbed the energy and it fueled his own desire and need to get the hell out of the room. One of the women ran to the button to call for back up, but Kokurai had already fled the room. In his haste, he still ended up having broken sensors clinging to his cheek and behind his ears so he must have looked like quite the mad-man as he ran down the hallway towards the observatory.

Kokurai reached the room in record time and tried to open the door but it was locked from the inside. Peering through the window he could see Dr. Tadoshi and a couple of his assistance in the room along with his two eldest children. He growled in his desperation and slammed his hand against the lock and zapped it, short-circuiting the mechanism as he barged into the room.

"Get away from them you perverted asshole!" Kokurai growled. "I won't let you corrupt them with your psychotic tests. You'll have to go through me first." He was their father after all. They may not know that but they didn't need to. All that mattered was that he was here and wasn't going to let Doctor-psychopath-pedophile-sadist traumatize them for life or kill them without a fight. They were his precious little ones. He would let the man flay him alive if it meant that Sukoshi and Hiro would remain untouched by this malicious doctor's figurative scalpel.

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Kei was a little tired. He had been awake all night reading a series of interesting books about the Anatomy of the human body. He had read it a dozen of times already as new books were quite hard to come by in this facility without specifically requesting one and then hoping that the people in charge were in a good mood. Yet it was always good to freshen up what you had already learned a few days ago. That way it would be easier to remember it later and so he read the books. Forgetting about the time and before Kei knew it, it was morning. He knew this, not because of their rooms having windows or something allowing their mornings to be greeted by sunlight but because he had an alarm clock going off every morning. Confused at it suddenly going off he looked at the clock in a daze. "It's early" He though. Time sure moves fast when you immerse yourself in something. unsurprisingly Kei loved to read so it wasn't that hard for him to fully forget about his surroundings and his situation when he was doing so. He quietly moved from his desk to his clock to turn the alarm off and soon the room was filled with silence instead of an annoying beeping sound originally meant to wake kei up yet instead of waking him up it just interrupted his reading session. Kei didn't see much of a point in going to sleep now. The chances were high he would be interrupted before long anyways. As an alloy at this god forsaken place you could never really know when you were going to be tested on or how. The scientists would just rudely enter your place, not taking into account the time or situation you are in, and declare that you had to come with them to be tested on. It was awful but it didn't take long to get used to. Most likely because Kei had never lived anywhere else then here in this facility. You can't really miss what you haven't experienced yet. Still Kei felt a little sad that he would never live one of those normal lives he read so much about when he was a kid. But there was no use being sad about that now.

With some difficulty due to him being in a wheelchair, Kei started undressing himself. Last night he had made an effort to dress himself into his nightwear thinking that he would go to sleep early for the occasion but that didn't really go as planned once he began reading. Once he was ready undressing himself and stood in front of his mirror he could clearly see the ugly crystal like substances which had been growing around his right arm, shoulder and face. It was not a welcoming sight and it was only one of the lesser symptoms of his dire illness. He sometimes wondered how long he still had. Probably not that long. He had already reached the age of 18. An age most other Aeros would dream of achieving as they usually barely made it into their 17s. It quickly made him the oldest Aero currently alive but for how long the alive part was going to be was still something to be questioned.

Kei picked his clothes out of his closet. A black coat, red scarf, white t-shirt and black pants. Those were the clothes he was going with today. With some difficulty he finally completed dressing himself. Even though he actually can move without using his wheelchair, which would make it a lot easier for him to get dressed, it was far too exhausting and on top of that no one actually knew that he could do that. Well actually, no one knew except for one person. Dashure. As his training partner Kei was forced to occasionally get out of his wheelchair if they seriously wanted to achieve something in these sessions. But no one else knew and Kei wanted it to stay that way for as long as possible. Not only does it take far too much energy but he also wants to keep as much of his real power a secret from the scientists as possible. At this moment of time the scientists see Kei as a weak person ready to drop dead any moment now. In the official tests Kei makes an effort to only use a small amount of his power which quickly led to a huge drop of actual tests he was forced to go through. Yet they were still interested in Kei because of his age. Maybe he could be key in the improvement of an Aeros life expectancy and by extension an advancement in the scientists research. Kei doubted that however. He just thought he was 'lucky' (If it was any luck at all) enough to have somehow survived until now.

The door of his room opened slowly as kei used his wind powers to open it. Theoretically he could just open it like any normal person and use his hands but even Kei liked the ease of using his powers for trivial tasks. It was just so much easier. He made his way outside and before long the screeching sound of his old wheelchair could be heard throughout the corridor. Maybe Kei should fill in a request form for some oil to get rid of the horrible sounds this old wheelchair made whenever Kei tried to move but he doubted he would actually get some as oil could be used in a lot of other ways and with there being so many Pyros present around here it could quickly turn dangerous for the scientists. In that case he should just go and ask for a better wheelchair but even that could take some time. The scientists weren't particularly eager to fulfill one of their test subjects requests. Well not that it mattered anyways. Kei would just have to deal with it like he always did.

Kei slowly moved through the corridor heading for the dinning area. It was a little early but he was already heading for breakfast. At least some way to replenish some of his energy. Kei usually skipped breakfast as he usually wasn't that hungry in the morning but today was different. He hadn't closed an eye and had pulled an all nighter which caused him to be quite tired. He had to get a bit of energy somehow so he strategically made the decision to force himself some breakfast. Once he made his way inside he was greeted with the usual tasteless rations. Like you could guess they didn't really taste like anything and were quite hard to eat actually because of their hardness but they did serve the purpose of replenishing energy. Kei quickly took some food of the shelves and made way to one of the tables so he could start eating. The dinning room was empty. Maybe it was still to early for the others to eat. He didn't really mind though. Kei loved the silence. It helped him relax and made the perfect scenario to start reading and studying up on something again. For this reason alone Kei always had a book on him. Luckily his coat pockets were big enough to actually carry a big book around. He swiftly took hold of the one he had prepared today. 'A study on vacuums and the void' was its tittle. "This would surely prove to be an interesting read" Kei thought while he opened the book to start another of his reading sessions occasionally eating some of the foor he had placed on the table.

Time passed and before long the dinning room was filled with other figures. Kei hadn't realized he had been reading for so long. His food had grown cold and the place was getting noisy. He sighed and put the book away before he disposed of his leftover food in one of the trash bins. "Well I guess it's time to get out of here" he thought while he swiftly made his way to the exit of the dinning room. On the way there he awkwardly had to maneuver around the people waiting in line for some food. Being in a wheelchair made it awkward for him to constantly ask people to get out of his way. It wasn't easy for Kei to move through a crowd like this. nonetheless it was yet another thing he had grown used to. Yet another one of the many annoyances his illness contributed to. Kei finally reached the exit.

Suddenly what seemed like a mad-man with broken sensors attached to his face dashed through the hallway. It was one of the older Alloys. It surely was a strange sight to suddenly see someone like him dash away as if his life depended on it. Kei looked perplexed before deciding he should not think to much of it yet. There was bound to be some talk about this circling around the scientists so Kei was sure he would find the reason for this strange occurrence once he would listen in on the small talk of the scientists during one of his own tests. With this in mind Kei settled with going to the common room. Even though it could be quite noisy there and it would take its toll on Kei's concentration when he tried to read, there were a few people he knew in this facility and it could never hurt to go and have a friendly conversation with one of them. Maybe he could even get to know someone else. You could never know.

As Kei advanced inside the common room he made his way to his usual spot. A small table in one of the corners of the room. That's where you could usually find Kei when he was in the common room. It was a little isolated and one of the better places in the room to start reading. There was also a very small bookshelf present there with books taken out of the public library of this facility. It had a few interesting titles but due to Kei's reading habits he had mostly read all of them already. Oh well nothing you can do about that. Kei took the book he had been carrying around out of his pocket once again and continued reading from where he left off in the dining room.

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Character Portrait: Raelyn Vivianne Character Portrait: Sukoshi Kaminari Hotaru Character Portrait: Hiro Yamashashi Character Portrait: Griswald Altair Character Portrait: Dashure Altair Character Portrait: Kokurai Character Portrait: Dr. Tadoshi Character Portrait: Haruta Kei
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ImageDashure was a bit more tired than usual today. He blamed it on the scientists trying to push him too hard. He didn't mind the experiments when they related to his powers and exceeding limitations since he got to learn more about his abilities and move past previous expectations. It came with a cost however. He didn't have the stamina of the other alloys though he had worked on building it. He and Kei often practiced together after all. He had improved remarkably but once he had reached the end of his built up stamina, he began to fade just as he had that morning. The scientists had been asking him to build up a tornado in the special wind room and he had gotten up the speed of the wind to 45 mph but when asked to maintain it, he had been able to hold it for maybe 4 minutes before his body had started to shake. He had tried to keep it up but a sharp pain had spiked through him, dropping him to his knees in a shaking heap. Blood had started to drip down from his nose, a migraine that he was sure would split his head, following it. The researchers had quickly brought him back to his room to let him rest with a portable heart monitor to check on him, just in case.

Dashure lay in his bed, sightless eyes closed. He had managed to sleep for about an hour before he woke but he still didn't want to get up. His whole body felt bruised as if he had been run over by a big-rig truck. Moving sent pain through him so he found it better to just lay still. It made him a bit sad. It meant that he couldn't get up and hang around the others too much today. He would be confined to his bedroom based on his fatigue. He had wanted to see how Kei was doing but he didn't think that was an option today unless Kei visited but he didn't think Kei would. He sighed softly to himself and very slowly rolled onto his right side to face the door. All throughout the movement he groaned and curled up. He buried his face in the pillow and willed himself to go back to sleep where there was no more pain.

That didn't last for much longer however. He heard Raelyn's secret knock and he smiled lightly. She had come by after all. He had wondered if she was detained somewhere since she wasn't on time today. She heard a thump and then Raelyn talking. He opened his eyes and stared blankly in the direction of the door. Oh, Griswald was here to see him to. That made him feel a little better. He did like seeing the two of them even if sometimes he was quite sour with them. He loved them both dearly. He closed his eyes again and listened for a moment.

"Raelyn, you're late," he called out though he wasn't actually angry with her. He just liked to tease her when she wasn't on time. "I hear you both out there. Are you going to come in and say hi or just admirer my door all day? I am a very busy person after all. I am going to be laying her all day."



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"Now is the perfect time for me to voice my opinions," Kokurai growled. "I will not let you do to them what you did to me, you sadistic fuck." Kokurai would probably do well to curb his tongue but he couldn't help himself. He was in frantic papa-bear mode and he didn't have much of a filter beforehand anyway. His hand turned into fists and he glanced at his children. They didn't look harmed just yet. That was good. That meant that maybe he could actually save them from this. If he got Dr. Tadoshi mad enough, he would be exhausted and perhaps post-pone the testing to deal with him instead. One could only hope. He knew that Tadoshi wasn't often flustered by his antics but maybe he could find a way to bargain with him. Dr. Tadoshi knew that Kokurai never gave anything up for free so maybe that was his key.

Kokurai started to gather up his energy then, a pale blue glow rising around his body and electrified the air but he didn't unleash it. He couldn't exactly help the surge of energy since it was reacting to his emotions. He knew the doctor could press that little switch and all three of them and any other alloy in the near vicinity would drop to the ground. If he didn't take up an aggressive stance, maybe he could prevent the doctor from pressing that evil button. "All of this is about limits right? That's why you want to test them? I'll submit to it. If you don't test their limitations and fears, I will submit to your damn tests. Every single one of them. I will give you the answers you want and comply like a good little dog. As soon as you turn your attentions to them and try and test their limits, the deal is off and I'll come after your ass. Deal?" he asked quickly.

Dr. Tadoshi always had tried to do tests on him but Kokurai fought him so much that he never had the chance to truly test him. If Kokurai now submitted, there wouldn't be a need to test Hiro or Suki. Especially Suki considering she was just another photo alloy like himself. What more could Dr. Tadoshi get from her that he couldn't get from Kokurai? It seemed like a perfect deal for the bastard. Dr. Tadoshi would still get his answers and Kokurai... Kokurai would be able to keep his children safer for just a bit longer. He wanted their lives to be as stress-less and harmless as possible.

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Image Mora's wandering eventually brought her to the common room - well, one of the common rooms. She vaguely recalled there being like, three of them? It wasn't a small facility, and multiple common rooms meant the Alloys weren't all grouped in one. Helped keep them from plotting rebellion, she guessed.

This particular room had a few small bookshelves filled with novels from the library, which allowed her to avoid the researchers who doubtless spent time there. Mora knelt in front of one, browsing the titles printed on the spines. She had a bit of time before someone fed up with waiting came to fetch her, and taking the time to read here also meant she wouldn't have to go searching for any Alloys to talk to; they would eventually trickle in on their own. The sound of a page being turned in the corner alerted her to the fact that one already had.

She turned her head slightly to look at whoever she was sharing the room with, only to turn her eyes quickly back to the shelf when she spotted the wheelchair. One of the Aeros, and an older one. She counted on her fingers the number of potential Aeros could be in the room with her: Dashure, Haruta, Shirou, Alice, Sakura... a dozen, maybe? Her confinement made keeping track of which Aeros were still around difficult. She took a few quiet breaths before turning to look again, trying to bury the tightness in her throat which always seemed to appear around the older Aeros.

"Hey," she began, eyes landing on... Haruta, she thought? Last time she'd seen him, he'd still been able to walk normally, and hadn't had those... whatever they were on his face. She did tend to avoid the Aeros, to her own shame, and it just got harder to be around them as they reached their expiration dates. "Got any recommendations? Can't decide, myself." She tapped the bookshelf with the backs of two fingers.

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"Interesting" Kei whispered to himself as he finished yet another page. 'A study on vacuums and the void' he had found this little hidden gem yesterday evening in the public library of the facility. It was quite hard to find only to be discovered behind a stack of old children books found at the back of one of the smaller shelves in there. Not the kind of tittle you would expect to find behind a stack of children books but Kei knew that the people responsible for the library could more then often be a little sloppy about how they maintained and organized the books which were open to the Alloys. He didn't doubt that the 'staff only' library was far more neatly taken care for then the one he could use but in all fairness, Kei was just happy that there actually was a library he could use. The scientists could have just as easily denied the Alloys any acces to any kind of books whatsoever. Luckily this wasn't the case. Without the books in here Kei wouldn't be the person he is today after all. He had gained a lot of knowledge from these books and even used this knowledge in practice to further his ability usage in creative ways. Of course he kept his findings from the others resulting in it being a well hidden secret only known by himself and to some extend, to Dashure. But even Dashure shouldn't know the full potential of Kei's research yet. To the others it just seemed like Kei was a weak old Aero without any real power ready to drop dead at any moment now.

This worked to Kei's advantage however. Due to most scientists harboring the thought that Kei is at the last of his power, the testing done on him dropped greatly and the general supervision done on him lessened as well. This opened up more possibilities for his own research and caused him to have a lot more time on his hands. Like today, he used this time to study up some more and this book about vacuums and voids could maybe turn out to be something of use to him. Once done reading, Kei just had to find a quiet spot to test out the theories he gained from reading this book. Maybe he could ask Dashure to help him. Just a short sparring session would be enough to see if Kei could use this new knowledge to his advantage and to see if it is usable in combat. He wasn't sure though. Testing out new things like this could always be dangerous and bring possible danger to both the user and the one it is being used on. As an Aero, life was already dangerous enough without this extra risk and Kei wasn't sure he wanted to risk injuring his friend.

That reminded him, where was Dashure? He hadn't seen him today yet. Maybe he was still being tested on? Or maybe he was just sick and unable to come out of his bed? Or worse... He wouldn't have die-... would he? No! That wasn't the case. Kei was sure Dashure wouldn't go down as easily as that. Kei had known his fair share of Aeros who died before him despite being younger then Kei but he was sure Dashure wouldn't just suddenly die like that. Maybe he would go check up on Dashure's room later today just to see if he is there. Kei wasn't certain he would do that however. Knowing Dashure, he was bound to have some people visiting him already and Kei wasn't sure his arrival would be appreciated by said visitors. He was fully aware that he was quite the source of discomfort for most others with the exception of a few. With him being the oldest Aero and looking the way he does, it was no surprise really. "Well I'll decide on it later" Kei thought while he turned yet another page of his book.

Suddenly Kei felt the presence of someone looking at him. He didn't have to rely on his eyes to notice things like that. It was one of the perks of his powers as an Aero. While it was not unusual for Kei to get weird looks, it wasn't often that he would get any more then said weird look. Very rarely would someone go up to him with the intention of actually starting a conversation. Today was different however. "Hey, got any recommendations? Can't decide, myself." Kei finally looked up to see a well build woman tapping the bookshelf. Her voice sounded a bit forced. She was clearly trying to hide it but it wasn't that easy to fool the enhanced senses of an Aero. On closer inspection Kei knew this woman. "Mora" Kei thought. She was quite well known around here for that one time she tunneled her way out before.

"I would recommend this one." Kei said as he stretched his arm out to grab one of the books on the small bookshelf. The one he took out was one of the more relaxing tittles. It was a good read and could easily relieve some build up stress if needed. He remembered how he used to read it when he was younger. Immersed in its story, he used to forget everything around him for a short while before being dragged back to this harsh reality. "This used to be one of my favourites books around here. I'm sure you'd like this one" Kei spoke softly as he handed Mora the book.

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Image Mora examined the cover for a moment, then flipped to the middle of the book and began reading. She sat cross-legged in silence, holding the book in her lap as her eyes crawling across the lines on the page.

"You should probably get goin' in a bit," she said, not looking up. "Someone'll probably be along to fetch me later, and I doubt they'll go as easy on the whistle as the punk who comes to my room."

As her eyes neared the last sentence of the final page, she closed the book and tucked it in her shirt before turning to take another book at random. As with the first, she opened to the middle and began reading. When she finished that one she grabbed a third, and then a fourth, with barely 20 minutes passing in total. She flicked her eyes over to Haruta, closing her fifth book when she noticed he was still there.

"Let me ask you a question," she began, turning to face him fully without standing. "How old are you? If you don't mind answering."

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"Finally." Takami sighed as he opened the door of his car. He had finally found a parking spot close enough to the strange building where he was supposed to be today. From now on he will start working here. The Alloyed project. He had read up a bit on it at home but it was still hard to believe without actually seeing these powers for real. He would have his chance soon enough but first, he had to enter the building and fill in some administration papers. One he entered the building he was met with a young female worker who was in charge of visitors. It's not like this place looks like it would get a lot of visitors but I guess there are always those exceptional days where they would get a visitor or two. Today was one of those days since here Takami stood before the receptionist explaining that from today on he would start working here. The young woman quickly phoned her superiors to verify Takami's story and after the verification handed him a stack of papers to fill in. This would take up the majority of his time for today. Filling in papers and getting used to the layout of the building. Yet Takami was sure that he would be able to witness the test subjects today. Maybe he could even start a research project today already. That would surely prove to be interesting. He filled in the papers as fast as he could. General info about him was asked like his name, birthplace and other basic info like that. He was however quite sure that this was only a formality since he just knew from personal experience that they had already done a full background check on him. Still he was also quite sure that they couldn't find anything else about his past then what he had put on paper. On paper, Takami was just an odd researcher who traveled the world to work on various research projects for several different countries. He had confidence that his old connections cut off all loose ends. There was no need for anyone to know about his past after all.

Takami smirked as he read the last few lines of the paper he was filling in. 'The company will not be held responsible for any injury or death caused by the test subjects.' This only made this job far more interesting than it already was. Science might be something worth putting your life on the line for in contrast to risking it for some kind of organization ready to abuse your power. He quickly signed the paper and handed it over to the female worker. "I'm done filling in the papers." Takami calmly spoke while momentarily flashing a smile. A friendly gesture for most but a trained eye could see something far more sinister behind that smile he briefly showed. A certain amount of bloodlust filled his eyes while he smiled making Takami look like a predator ready to go on a hunt. Obviously, the female worker didn't quite catch this and just nodded as she accepted the now filled in papers Takami handed over to her. She then gave Takami a map of this place. It was a rather big building. Far bigger then what Takami thought while he looked at it on the outside. She then told Takami to first go to the staff room to get the necessary equipment for the job. Takami nodded and with the help of the map he had gained made his way to the staff room.

Once there he was met with a few workers who were most likely on a break since they were drinking a cup of coffee and they were chatting away in quite a carefree manner. Takami greeted them before telling them that he would be working with them from now on. One of the older guys amongst them then showed Takami to his locker and told him a bit about working here. The man warned Takami by telling him different stories of experiments going wrong or an Alloy going berserk. It is truly a dangerous job and the only defense they apparently have is the high pitched noise they can play with the push of a button. Takami took his own little device out of his locker and pressed the button. "Nothing." Takami thought while confirming that normal humans could indeed not hear it. He quickly tugged the device away in one of the pockets of his suit. There was also a lab coat prepared for him but he didn't put that on. He hated wearing those coats so his suit would have to do. Takami quickly thanked the man for all the useful information before leaving the staff room with all his newly required equipment.

The next thing he would have to do was to familiarize himself with the layout of the building. At first, he just navigated around in the staff only areas but it didn't take long before he passed a point where both staff and Alloys could be found walking around. Once he entered these corridors he started smiling again emitting quite the dangerous aura himself while walking around. Then he finally saw them. The test subjects. They just seemed like normal humans but Takami knew that they weren't normal at all. This surely peaked his interest. He did know before coming here that the test subjects looked like humans but he actually expected them to look a little different. If you were to put an Alloy and a normal human in a room you wouldn't be able to tell them apart. His smile widened. Science really was beautiful and soon Takami himself would be able to conduct research here. It was truly a pleasant thought.

While Takami was walking around the building he must have attracted quite the attention. Being new in this place and not wearing a lab coat made him stand out after all. It was even possible for those Alloys to not even know that he was part of the scientists now. Yet he simply ignored all the glares he got from his future experiments. They would soon enough know who he was. After almost finishing up exploring the building Takami came across a door which supposedly lead to an observatory. Here he would soon be able to do experiments on the Alloys. He wanted to see how the room looked from the inside so he started to make way to the door but before he could reach it 2 young people were pushed outside of the room. Takami was sure they were also Alloys. He stared at the door for a moment before finally focussing his gaze upon the 2 again. "Hello you two. This is the observatory isn't it?" Takami asked them with a calm tone in his voice.




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After Kei handed Mora the book he recommended her she immediately started reading. "You should probably get goin' in a bit, someone'll probably be along to fetch me later, and I doubt they'll go as easy on the whistle as the punk who comes to my room." she said. Kei silently shook his head as he continued reading the book he had prepared for himself. Maybe he would leave a little later but he had only just arrived here. It would be a waste just to leave like that only because the scientist would be using their little toy they loved using so much. No, Kei would be alright. It's not like the high pitched noise would kill him after all. He was grateful for the warning, though. As he silently continued reading Mora picked a few other books quickly reading through them as well. She sure was a fast reader. This wasn't an option for Kei however. He didn't just have to read his books, he had to study and memorize them. Only then he would have a small chance to use them effectively in practice. So without really changing his pace, he flipped another page of his book.

After a short while, Mora seemed to notice that Kei was still around. "Let me ask you a question, how old are you? If you don't mind answering." she asked. Kei sighed. It wasn't strange for him to get this question and it was not like he minded answering it but every time he was asked this he had to face the cruel reality of his age once again. "It's alright. I'm eighteen years old now. Why do you want to know?" He spoke with a faint smile. He was lucky to still be alive. An Aero would usually only live up to 17 years old and Kei was fully aware of this fact. Memories of Aeros who used to be in his age group flashed before him. They were all dead now. He was the only one left. It was not like they all were Kei's friends but he knew them all. Not that surprising honestly. Aeros usually knew the name of the other Aeros at least. Surely when they got a little older. Maybe this was because they wanted to show some respect for the soon to be dead. Kei wasn't really sure about the reason. He just knew it was like that.

Kei looked up again just to realize that a few moments of silence had passed. He was sure that he had made quite a sad expression while thinking about his dead acquaintances. So he smiled again. No use thinking about anything related to dead now. There is still too much to do before he could die. Or at least, that's what Kei believed. "And what about you. How old are you?" Kei asked Mora in an attempt to lighten up the mood.

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Image "Twenty-five," she answered, leaning back on one hand. She scratched the back of her head with the other, awkwardly avoiding Haruta's gaze. "I was actually gonna ask you something else, but I forgot what it was when I opened my mouth. Then I realized I haven't seen many Aeros last long enough to necessitate that set of wheels you're in, and got curious as to how long exactly you've been hanging in there." She was rambling, and probably sounded like she was making up excuses, but she really had forgotten what she'd wanted to say.

Eighteen, huh. damn that was... Young. Too young to be old. He'd get what, a month or two? A year if he was lucky? She wondered briefly if he'd ever managed to step outside the facility, truly outside, not the garden with the glass roof but actually, physically outside the walls. t was kind of depressing to think about, and she did what she could to take her mind off it. Doing so was difficult, as every topic she considered broaching just led back to the boy's mortality and their endless imprisonment.

"So what're you reading? Fairy tale? Quantum physics book? Erotica?"

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ImageAh Griswald, the ever loving younger brother. It was Dashure's role to be the protective older sibling. That unfortunately wasn't the case as Griswald sat beside him. Dashure was the one lying sick in bed and needing protective measures. Griswald was healthy, as far as most could tell, without many of the side effects that came with the bit of Aero blood in his veins. Dashure was happy he didn't have his problems but he still wished he could be strong. He wanted to protect his younger brother and be strong for him until he finally croaked. Dashure shook his head to try and clear his thoughts.

"I am fine. Just sore really. I pushed myself too hard earlier," he explained. "I just need to rest a bit. I'll probably be stuck in bed for today. Now is the only time I sort of wish I had a wheel chair," he answered, a melancholy grin touching his lips. "That way you two can move me around everywhere and I wouldn't have to do a thing."

Dashure reached out slowly to touch Griswald's hand reached for Raeyn's as well. He could hear them and feel where they were in the room but physically touching them kind of helped him truly center himself. Having a physical connection often helped him get the sense that he was truly interacting with someone else. He was an active member of the scene, not a shadow that just looms. It was a nice feeling. He closed his sightless eyes and just listened to their breathing and heartbeats.

"It is okay Raelyn. I actually was asleep earlier anyway so it worked out. I am glad you are both here now."

Dashure slowly moved until he was sitting up against the bed board and stifled the groan that tried to slip passed his lips. He did not want to worry his brother or Raelyn. "So what are your plans for today? I heard the scientists talking about some new experiments today that they were going to try. I don't think we are on that list today so we should have the rest of the day free unless one of you has a test scheduled for later. I think going to the gardens or the library would be nice," he answered. "If you find an interesting book there, could you read it to me? They have very little the way of interesting books in brail. Oh, maybe Kokurai and Kei are in the library to. We can always ask them about the new experiments to.

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"Who are you?" The girl said. Takami didn't really have a chance to answer yet however as suddenly an electric spark flew into his direction. His eyes sharpened. It was a very sudden attack and it did take Takami a little by surprise but despite this, Takami didn't move an inch. It was a split-second decision that might as well have saved him from harm as the spark flew past him, just nearly missing him when it flew by. "I'm sorry!" The girl apologized. It surely was an intriguing scene. Getting attacked only to be followed by an apology. Yet Takami's face showed no emotion. He just looked blankly at the 2 Alloys standing before him. "What's the matter? can't find your way to the newest specimen to dissect? That's what we are to you, aren't we? You don't even see us as human." The boy spoke. He seemed to have correctly guessed that Takami was a scientist. Not that strange since a new face could hardly be something else in this place Takami figured. But he wasn't planning to confirm that information just yet. "Well that was a bit unexpected" Takami spoke up reacting to the attack that just barely missed him. "But don't worry about it." He smirked. "My name is Takami." He said softly, answering the question the girl asked previously. "And... I'm not sure what you are talking about." He said directed to the boy with quite the confusing tone. "I'm not here to dissect anything, nor do I question your humanity. I was just taking a look around this place and I was wondering if that room over there was indeed an observatory." He stared at the door for a moment before redirecting his gaze to the 2 Alloys in front of him again.

Takami was sure that the two Alloys in front of him still didn't trust him and honestly in his opinion that was quite smart of them. Takami himself would never trust a stranger just like that and surely not if he was in the same situation as those two. Thinking about it brought back a few unpleasant memories of his past. In his previous line of work he occasionally had to interact with strangers on hostile grounds without blowing his cover. Blindly trusting someone could always end badly. You never know who you are talking to and what kind of person they are. Figuring that out as you are talking to them without revealing too much about yourself was basic protocol. Still you couldn't be too obvious about it or they would notice. Interacting like this with strangers could be quite difficult but this time, he was the stranger for them and not the other way around. While he didn't really know who he was talking to yet, he did know for a fact that they are imprisoned Alloys trapped in here. They knew nothing of him yet.

"But you two seem a little flustered. Did something happen?" He asked as he took a small step in their direction.




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"Twenty-five" Mora answered before she started rambling. "I was actually gonna ask you something else, but I forgot what it was when I opened my mouth. Then I realized I haven't seen many Aeros last long enough to necessitate that set of wheels you're in, and got curious as to how long exactly you've been hanging in there." Kei looked at Mora with a hint of confusion. He wasn't really sure what she intended to ask him previously and while the rambling did seem odd, he couldn't really sense any dishonesty. "So what're you reading? Fairy tale? Quantum physics book? Erotica?" Mora continued to ask. Kei chuckled. "Erotica?" He thought, almost unable to hold in his laughter. "I sure would have wished this was erotica." he spoke which made it only more obvious that he was really trying his best not to laugh. He held up his book showing the title to Mora. "A study on vacuums and the void. This is the book I'm reading." He slowly got a hold of himself. "I found it in the library yesterday. It's a really interesting book and it's too bad I'm almost done reading it. It will take another while before I find another hidden gem like this one." Kei explained. It had indeed cost him some effort to find this gem buried under the piles of useless books. But he was happy he had found it.

"I'm planning to go bring it back to the library where I found it. Do you want to accompany me to there?" Kei asked while he closed the book he had just finished reading.

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Image "Yeah, sure," Mora sighed, after a moment's consideration. "Can't avoid the scientists forever, may as well go waltzing into their favorite haunt. Should at least piss a few of 'em off, and that's always fun."

Mora didn't really know what to make of Haruta's book, but she could manage escorting him to the library. She stood and moved to hold the door for him, standing in front of it like a doorstop with her arms crossed under her breasts. Void stuff was outside her realm of experience, but if the guy found it interesting, good on him. Unless he rolled over her foot on his way out the door, in which case screw him.

"So what's on your agenda this lovely day?" she asked as way of small talk, just to fill the quiet on the way to the library. She didn't imagine he had many tests to worry about, but considering his Alloy type, there was always the possibility of dumbass attempts to artificially prolong his life.

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"Yeah, sure, Can't avoid the scientists forever, may as well go waltzing into their favorite haunt. Should at least piss a few of 'em off, and that's always fun." Kei smiled. "Thank you" He gratefully said as she was holding the door open for him. Furthermore, he was thankful for her accompanying him to the library. The journey to the library wasn't quite a long one, but it was always fun to have someone going with you in contrast to going off alone. "So what's on your agenda this lovely day?" Mora asked. He pondered for a moment, not quite sure what to say. "Just reading I guess..." He answered. "But you know how the scientists are, they might be planning a few new experiments as we speak." He spoke with a somber tone and fell silent after doing so. Kei despised the testing. Due to his age and health, he usually didn't have to participate in a lot of experiments in comparison to when he was younger, but this didn't mean that the actual tests done on him were any less wicked than before. Yet, he was glad that he had more time to read now. He just wished there were more books he hadn't already read in the library.

Kei's wheelchair made horrible screeching sounds as he moved together with Mora in the quiet hallway. The sound it made annoyed Kei. It was a constant reminder of his weakness growing out of his sickness echoing through the room and honestly, it was quite depressing to Kei. He gazed into the distance as his mind faded to memories prior to being in his wheelchair. He remembered the training he had, the sparring and figuring out how his powers worked. He remembered people who helped him, sometimes became friends with him even, people he could trust and would not just go and rat him out to any scientist. People in the same situation as his. Other Aeros. Sadly, many of his past acquaintances and people he had previously called friends had already passed away. Luckily, some still lived. Dashure was one of the people Kei still considers close to a friend. The thought of losing another friend saddened him, though. Maybe he would have a chance to see his friend today.

Finally, Mora and Kei arrived at the library. They quickly made way inside and before long Kei located an empty space on the bookshelf to return his borrowed book on. It was a bit high up so he had to use his powers to make the book fly to the spot but it all eventually worked out. Once finished, he slowly moved back to Mora. "Well that was that. I'm going to look for another book now, but feel free to stay." He said smiling. "Or do you have any other plans today?"




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"I am sorry, my control is slipping right now." The female Alloy said and Takami nodded. "Yes, it's an observatory." The male Alloy continued. "Can you get us in? We can show you what really happens." He said after briefly speaking with the female Alloy. Takami wasn't really sure what was going on but he surely knew that something was happening in that room. Maybe even something big. "Interesting" He thought but before he could respond another female Alloy joined the conversation. She completely ignored Takami, muttering something about some guy named Kinjuro. But as she spoke Takami noticed that something seemed off about her. Well, something was off about her shadow to be exact. It twitched around in quite an unnatural way. "Photokinesis, Umbrakinesis and the boy must be... A Pyrokinesis? He concluded the type of power the female Alloys had by being attacked and watching the strange flickering shadow. As for the male Alloy, he figured someone with such a temperament was most likely a Pyrokinesis. Takami closed his eyes, seemingly pondering for a moment or two before opening them again. Once done, he slowly walked straight at the 2 Alloys standing before the door without saying a word, fixating his gaze on them as he moved. A trained eye would be able to recognise some danger in the way Takami walked up to them and even if you weren't used to danger, it was entirely possible to feel uneasy. The feeling of a predator slowly making his way to his cornered prey would be a somewhat comparable feeling. He then stopped walking, standing close enough to be in arms reach to the 2 Alloys before him. But the Takami flashed a normal smile as if everything prior to this hadn't happened. "Please show me." He spoke gently. "I was planning to enter this room anyway and I don't feel like stopping you from coming with me." His smile faded. "Just don't make any problems. I don't like dealing with problems." He put one of his hands in his pocket, leaving it there for the time being. After doing so he opened the door of the observatory, walking through it immediately after doing so but leaving the door open for the others to follow.

What Takami saw inside was quite dissatisfying. Just one of the scientists standing before a huge window. As he moved closer to the scientist he actually saw who he was. Dr.Tadoshi, His boss. He wanted to greet him but was interrupted by a flashing light coming out of the window and this is when Takami saw it. He had only taken a glimpse of the end of the fight through the window happening in the other room which could only be a testing room. "Fascinating" He spoke out loud unable to hide his amazement. "Oh, I'm sorry Dr.Tadoshi. My name is Takami Ito." He introduced himself to his new boss. "I hope we will be able to work well together in the future." He said with a smile while stretching his hand out, gesturing a handshake.

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"No problem, Dash. No reason for you to be locked away in a room all day. I'm happy to help."

The three of them did not make it very far outside of the room before they encountered a nurse. Instantly a surge of discomfort coursed through him, momentarily risking his brother's makeshift chair faltering from its perch, but it remained steady. It was always uncomfortable to be around the staff, whenever they were around it was always safe to assume someone was about to be summoned for testing. Though it was safe where it was, Griswald instinctively gripped the back of Dashure's chair, hoping to comfort him with a physical contact he knew Dashure would be aware of, preparing to openly oppose the nurse should any of the doctors gone back on Dashure not having exams today.


"Griswald, be careful not to drop Dashure. You know how fragile your brother is."

Even as Dashure responded, a remark about him not being deaf, Griswald could feel his small discomfort rising to a feeling of unfiltered rage. This was the second time today that a nurse had gone out of their way to comment on the use of his ability. They say you aren't supposed to use your ability without previous authorization, but his harmless ventures had thus far gone tolerated. Then for this one to assume that he would in any way risk harming his brother, as if he would even attempt a task he wasn't certain of.

In that moment, his pulse quickened, and a thumping sound filled his ears, drowning out the rest of the conversation consisting of Raelyn's summons and Dashure inquiring about the library as the nurse and Raelyn turned to leave. A desire to show this nurse up, to prove that there was zero risk, and that she was wrong to have even said such a comment, that it was an obvious put down of Dashure's limited stamina.

Before he could act, the force seeped out of him. From where they were standing in the center of the hall, there were approximately twelve light fixtures dangling from small chain links that swung from the ceiling down the massive hallway. All at once, they moved upward, a clinking noise emanating from the ceiling as the fixtures collided lightly against the wall. In the same moment, the clothes of three of the four people in the hallway ruffled loosely, as if an unseen force were trying to carefully undress them. Dashure however, would have felt nothing, his small area effected by a completely different field of manipulation.

The nurse wheeled around in her spot, a look of anger and panic plastered across her face. Before she had a chance to speak, the force was alleviated, the fixtures swinging loosely back into place, the light in the hall bobbing to and fro, the clothes flattening back to their original post. "You don't have to treat us like kids. Your methods in this place assure each one of us grows up pretty quickly. I don't need lectures on caution, I wouldn't hurt anybody."

The nurse scowled at him for a moment, the blood rushing to her face, brightening it a deep red. She opened her mouth to speak, but instead gripped Raelyn by the arm, spinning around and shuffling away, a furious scuffing noise in her wake as she wheeled around the corner.

Letting loose a sigh, he pushed forward with the hand that gripped his brother's chair, and it once more propelled forward down the hall, making their way to the library. Clearing his throat, he remembered his brother's earlier question. "Eh, I'll probably pick up some fiction if they have anything interesting. Last time I bothered to look they still only had three. Anything specific nipping at your curiosity?" He pinched softly at the nape of Dashure's neck as he said 'nipping', a playful attempt to lighten the mood. He didn't want anything to spoil today.

He couldn't help but think of what kind of tests they would be forcing on poor Raelyn that day as he pressed into the door to the library with his behind, clearing a space by holding the door open with his bulk while Dashure's chair hovered into the library. Taking his place back behind his brother, the door closed with an audible 'thunk', and he looked around the library, noticing the two other alloys who were also present. "There's others here Dash, Haruta and the Geo lady." He whispered, craning down behind his brother's head.

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Image "Mmm. Not really." She leaned over to examine one of the lower shelves of a nearby bookcase. "They scheduled me for a test, but if they really want me they can come get me."

In all honesty Mora had expected to be "escorted" as soon as she reached the library, but it looked like most of the researchers had cleared out for the time being. She'd noticed a few near the back, but they weren't anyone to be worried about. She'd been here long enough to know which scientists were brave or sadistic enough to risk the whistle on the more fragile Aeros, and these certainly weren't in that category. It made her appreciative of Haruta's presence, even if his impending mortality made her a bit uncomfortable. She also marked the arrival of two other Alloys - another Aero, judging from the wheelchair, and another she recognized immediately as the program's resident wonder child, Griswald, the only gravity-based Alloy yet to be born. If Mora could get the chance to talk to him properly for once, this little field trip with Haruta would be even more fruitful than she'd expected.

She flicked her eyes away immediately after noticing the two, however. It wouldn't do to give the impression she were watching them. "So, any bets on how long before they get impatient?" she asked of Haruta, referring to her playing hooky from the tests she'd been scheduled for. She took a book off the shelf which appeared to be something about geology. Planet layers, formation of magma, macro stuff like that. "Ooo, maybe if I'm lucky I can draw out the big man himself. Wouldn't that be something."

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He was floating. There was no pain or fear or sadness. He was just warm.
Warm and floating in the darkness that surrounded him. He didn't feel like he was being held down by anything. Kokurai felt at peace as he drifted. This wasn't so bad. This numbness was really nice, whatever it was. He could just be here for hours without a care in the world.

"Come on Kokurai, come on, you're not gone. You can come back!"

Who was that? The voice sounded so far away. There was something in her voice that he couldn't pin point. There were other noises around him but none of them really resonated with him. He was content and he didn't want to move anywhere. He did feel light tremors rolling over his body but that was like a tickle and he didn't really care anymore. Then a stronger jolt ran through him. Kokurai's body came alive again, wheezing for air and his heartbeat pounding in his rib cage but he wasn't back. Kokurai lethargically opened his eyes but his stare was blank. He stared straight ahead as nurses rushed around him. He didn't really notice any of it. His mind was far away from it all in its peaceful floating. The photo alloy was vaguely even aware that he was put on a stretcher and tied down. The nurses put a mask over his face as they rushed him away to the medic wing. Nurses were doing the same for Kinjuro and more care was being devoted to the little boy considering he was so young and had been slammed against the wall.

The nurses hoisted Kokurai onto a bed while they ushered Kinjuro into a different room to check out his injuries. A doctor came to stand beside Kokurai and a light was flashed into his eyes. They dilated as they should but he wasn't hearing anything the doctors requested of him.

"Kokurai? Can you hear me?" the doctor asked. No answer. The doctor waved his hand in front of Kokurai's face and his gaze did not follow. He grabbed his special hammer and tapped lightly on Kokurai's knee. No jerk response. The doctor went to his little cabinet and pulled out a small packet of smelling salts. That should wake up Kokurai or at least get him to respond. This was some strong stuff and Kokurai had a very sensitive sense of smell. He was sure Kokurai would start coughing and maybe even gag. He took the breathing mask off his face to place the packet against Kokurai's nose. Kokurai didn't even blink. This was... concerning. Had he hit his head to? Well they had a last resort and if this didn't wake him up, they would need to do some brain scans and hope for the best. "Get me some ice," he instructed the nurse then. With a nod she rushed off to bring a bag of ice. The doctor took it from her and hesitated just a moment before he rested the ice on Kokurai's family jewels. It was how they often woke up patients who had fainted since the immediate reaction was to recoil from the frigidity if the smelling salts didn't work. He got nothing out of Kokurai. "Shit... he is catatonic..." the doctor murmured and checked his eyes again. He let his hands roam over the photo alloy's head but he didn't feel anything physically wrong.

"Set up the CT scan for Kokurai as well."

"Right away, Doctor!" one of the nurses said before running off. The doctor looked over at Kokurai a moment before pushing his hair away from his face. Later on, maybe they'd do an EEG to. He had run away from the earlier one and now that he was catatonic, he was very curious to see what signals were flashing in his mind. "When the results are out, page me." The doctor then left the room to return to the observatory and entered. He went straight to Dr. Tadoshi. "Dr. Tadoshi, I have some news about Kokurai. It seems that the blast he produced or maybe a side effect from Kinjuro's attack has left him in a catatonic state. I am having a CT performed right now to see if there is any bleeding or damage in the brain that could explain the state. With your signature, I'd also like to perform an EEG to check his current potential. I won't be testing for responses since he obviously won't be performing any but I would be interested to see what is going on electrically at this point." He'd never had a catatonic alloy before so his data would be quite interesting.



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"Griswald!" Dashure growled and reached back to touch the back of his neck where his brother had pinched him. His body was really sensitive today considering the tests so that 'little nip' felt rather painful. He rubbed the back of his neck a bit before he leaned back in his floating chair and closed his eyes. He did appreciate his brother for doing this though and he liked the gentle caress of he wind that tugged at him thanks to their movement. "And no I don't have a book in particular. They really need to update their collection of books in brail. They have like four," he chuckled. And though he wanted to read the other books, he couldn't and he refused to ask anyone to read them to him. He.. he wasn't a child and that made him feel like he couldn't do anything for himself. He didn't want that.

Once they entered the library, he sent out a small pulsing of wind to gather information about who was in this space and where things were located. He tilted his head to the side when he felt Kei, which wasn't surprising, and then the geo alloy Mora. He had never interacted with Mora before. He had felt her go by every once in a while in the hall way but that was all. She was allowed to wander today? That was good for her. He wondered what she did most days. He only knew that she had escaped the lab and then came back. Why she came back he would never know. Maybe she was a glutton for punishment. He heard his brother announce who was in the library and gave a nod. "I know," he answered. He gave a wave from his seat at the two though most of the greeting was towards Kei.

"Good to hear you breathing," he said then. It really was a miracle that Kei was still alive and it made him hopeful that he'd live longer than 17 years but he was also very worried for his friend. He was afraid to lose him. The two of them were the oldest aero alloys and they had a sort of friendship partnership he didn't want to lose. The always pushed each other and once he was gone, Dashure would have no one to practice with. "And hello to you," he said and inclined his head in Mora's direction. He didn't really want to be friendly but he couldn't just ignore her presence either. Based on how Kei and Mora were positioned, they had been talking to each other which meant he was interrupting.

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"Mmm. Not really. They scheduled me for a test, but if they really want me they can come get me. Mora spoke answering Kei's previous question. "So, any bets on how long before they get impatient?" she asked Haruta. "Ooo, maybe if I'm lucky I can draw out the big man himself. Wouldn't that be something." Kei listened quietly to her while he used his power to make a few books float over in his direction, still facing Mora while doing so. After grabbing them he inspected them to see if they could be a worthwhile read. But unfortunately, the books that he got his hands on didn't seem that promising. "Knowing the scientists, it really isn't going to take them that long anymore before they are going to demand you come along I guess." Kei spoke softly, possibly making a slightly sad facial expression while speaking. "We all share the miserable life of a lowly guinea pig in their eyes." He muttered under his breath. "I'm sorry, I'm just talking to myself." He corrected himself, speaking a bit more cheerful while he grabbed another book, just to be disappointed again. "I hope your test won't be too painful."

Only a moment later the door to the library opened before it closed again with an audible 'thunk'. Kei didn't bother looking to see who was there. He was after all still trying to look for a good book without losing focus in his conversation with Mora. So he decided to ignore the people who had just entered. Well, that was until he felt a familiar breeze filled the room. "Dashure" Kei thought while he fixed his gaze at the door. Unsurprisingly it was indeed Dashure who had just entered the room. He wasn't alone, however. He was with Griswald, a man Kei only slightly knew as the brother of Dashure. He didn't pay much attention to Griswald, though. Kei was just taken aback to see Dashure in the state he was. He was sitting in an improvised wheelchair and this bothered Kei a bit. Was Dashure also at this horrible point already? He considered asking something about it but quickly decided not to. If he wanted to talk about it, he would probably address the topic himself. And just as if nothing was wrong, Dashure waved at Kei.

"Good to hear you breathing," Dashure said directed at Kei followed by a greeting towards Mora "And hello to you." Kei chuckled. "I'm glad to hear you're still around too Dashure." Kei really meant that. Kei was painfully aware of the dangers Aeros had to cope with and considering that Dashure, just like Kei himself, wasn't that young for an Aero anymore, it wouldn't be that surprising for one of them to drop any moment now. Kei just wished that Dashure wouldn't die before him, though. Maybe it was a bit selfish of Kei but he really didn't want to see another friend of him die before he did and if there would ever arrive a situation where he had to give up his life to save his friend, he would undoubtfully do so without any hesitation. Kei's time was, after all, long past its original end. And while he still finds enjoyment in life, not wanting to give it up for some silly reason, he also feels a bit bad because he was able to survive much longer than other Aeros up to now could.

"So are you also out here to pick up another book?" He asked Dashure, still inspecting book by book while speaking to his friend before suddenly coming to a halt. He fixed his gaze at Dashure again. "Or are you here to pick a fight with me?" Kei's tone changed into a serious, maybe even a chilling one. Honestly, it was just a harmless joke considering the physical states they were both in, and while he was sure Dashure knew this was just a joke, Kei's statement must surely have surprised both Mora and Griswald.




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"I am pleased to meet you. As you can see there is a great deal of work we have to do. I hope you are prepared to work." Dr. Tadoshi said which made Takami nod. "You won't have to worry about that." He calmly spoke. "I do have a burning passion for science after all. Just tell me when you need something done." He walked a bit closer to the window. Observing the Alloys who previously were desperately trying to help what seemed to be a slightly older man, presumably another Alloy, before this slightly older man was taken away by the medical team together with a really young boy. "They must have a special bond." Takami thought. It was interesting to see how they tried everything in their power to save this older man, and while it might have helped, it still wasn't enough to truly save his life. Takami didn't doubt that without them the man would have probably been off far worse, but he still realised that a few electric jolts wouldn't be enough to truly save his life. He wondered if those Alloys also realised that. Filling them with despair knowing that they still had to rely on the scientists they hated so much to keep their loved ones alive. It was quite ironic considering that the scientists were both the reason for their injuries in the first place, but also the reason they were alive at all. Even though it might seem to be a bit immoral to some, the Alloys who are currently alive could thank their lives to this program. It surely was a complicated case, but Takami concluded that this breeding program was a far better thing than it got credit for.

It didn't take long for one of the doctors returned to give a brief report to Dr. Tadoshi. "Dr. Tadoshi, I have some news about Kokurai. This seemed to be the name of the slightly older man. It seems that the blast he produced or maybe a side effect from Kinjuro's attack has left him in a catatonic state. I am having a CT performed right now to see if there is any bleeding or damage in the brain that could explain the state. This was an interesting development. "A catatonic state, huh. This must surely have been quite the battle." Takami thought as the doctor continued. With your signature, I'd also like to perform an EEG to check his current potential. I won't be testing for responses since he obviously won't be performing any but I would be interested to see what is going on electrically at this point." The doctor waited for Dr. Tadoshi's response. Takami was quite sure that Dr. Tadoshi was going to accept and this turn of events surely intrigued Takami. "This job just keeps getting more interesting." Takami thought as he stared at Dr.Tadoshi also waiting for his response.

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Though it was certainly unexpected, Griswald couldn't help but burst into laughter when Haruta suggested Dashure might be here to pick a fight. Surely he was joking, so hopefully he wouldn't be offended by his laughter. Composing himself, he cleared his throat before falling silent a brief moment. "So, you're scrappin' now Dashy? No wonder you can hardly get out of bed." This time he refrained from making any physical contact, less he accidentally hurt his brother again. Instead he offered Haruta a slight smile. "Well don't be shy, Dash." He commented teasingly. Suddenly, he gently pushed the chair forward, loosening his grip and letting it meander to a spot by both Haruta and the bookshelf. With a motion of his hand, the gravity slunk back into the air around his chair, gingerly drifting him to the ground.

As he made his own way to the bookshelf, he couldn't help but try and place a name to the face of the woman in the room. She wasn't a staff member, that much was certain. He vaguely recalled overhearing a story about a Geo Alloy woman, and she would seem to fit the description. She was healthy looking, something Geo alloys were known for. He caught himself staring, and immediately he flushed red. He had to say something now. "Uh..sorry, er..I was just thinking of whether or not I'd seen you around before. Sorry for staring. I'm uhh...Griswald, Dashure's younger brother." At the end, his voice cracked fiercely, adding a sharp pitch to his tone. He clenched his jaw as he went an even deeper shade of red, wheeling around and marching to the bookshelf. "What in the hell was that?!? She didn't even say anything to you, what in the actual hell is your problem?!?" He scolded himself silently as he pretended to be interested in the books on the shelf, acting as if he were pondering which title to read.



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Darkness encompassed him. He knew not where he was, or how long he had been trapped in this state. He felt restrained, but upon attempting to move, he realized he wasn't in control of his motor skills. Coming to the conclusion that he must be unconscious, which would also attest to the darkness. A garbled noise emanated into the void where he currently existed, slowly becoming more and more audible, until it was revealed to be the concerned voices of multiple nurses and doctors. "..don't know whether or not he's going to walk again. We're doing what we can." That couldn't be good. He struggled to make more sense out of the noise. "..explosion left his spine jarred and slightly dislocated. Even if surgery goes well there is no telling how long until he is back on his feet." More bad news, but what explosion were they talking about? Had something happened in the facility? Straining his memory, he came up with nothing. That was until he heard another voice, someone he recognized as not a member of the staff, but another alloy. "...I will do better Kinjuro, I swear."

Kimiko? What could she have meant by that? Suddenly he remembered being summoned to see Dr. Tadoshi, the Photo Alloy, among others, being corralled into the room before the Dr., and Kimiko, hugging him tightly just before he blacked out. This filled him with a great despair, since there was no other conclusion but the Dr. had summoned forth his power, and whatever ensued beyond that is what resulted in his current state. He couldn't help but wonder what became of the Photo Alloy and the others if he was in this bad of shape. The only thing he could do now is wait, wait for the doctors to attempt to save his life, though at this point he wasn't sure whether or not he was deserving of such rescue.



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Nazuro couldn't help but feel happy on this day. He was free to do as he pleased, most of his tests throughout the week had gone exceedingly more positive than the staff had initially expected, so that meant they were able to give him a little more slack. He had already spent a good part of his morning doing laps in the pool, the most relaxing way to start the day, in his opinion, and after he had showered and dressed for a more social situation, he made his way for the library. As he rounded a corner, however, there were several nurses rushing a young boy on a stretcher. The boy didn't appear to be in critical condition, but the way they moved suggested otherwise. A young girl with jet black locks was in tow, a look of concern upon her face. This tugged at Nazuro in a way that made a small lump form in his throat.

He watched as the nurses wheeled the boy behind a set of double doors, leaving the girl alone in the otherwise empty corridor. She stood there, still as a statue. "The doctors are very skilled, dear. I am certain whatever ails that boy will be remedied. Though the methods can seem a bit less than adequate, they are all capable medical professionals." He hoped that his words would be comforting, but not knowing who this girl was, there was a chance she could be antisocial, and chances are she wouldn't respond to his reaching out.

"Regardless, I wish him a quick recovery." Having said that, he turned back the way he was headed, down the long hallway that lead to the library, making a mental note to occasionally pester the nurses on the boy's condition. Perhaps he'd see the girl again as well.

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Image She'd read a book once that said God was good, but this was the first time she'd seen it in action. Mora looked at him out the corner of her eye, placing the book she'd been pulling out back in its place. If she didn't know any better, she'd think he was intimidated.

"Mora," she called after him. "That's the name you're looking for." She moved close enough to speak normally, but kept enough distance that no one looking on would think she were speaking to him. She pulled out a book at random and pretended to read it. "You should be careful, the scientists might not appreciate their little gravo talking to such a troublesome element."

She placed the book back and took out a different one. "Not that I'm dangerous, of course," she added as an afterthought. It wouldn't do to push the kid away; Mora needed him to take an interest on his own. Her eyes flicked briefly across the library to where the two aeros were chatting. So the other was Dashure, huh. She didn't know much about him, but it was clear he was on the older side. Maybe she'd try talking to him later, if she were still out of her room.

She looked to the door next. The scientists were no doubt getting impatient; she wondered if they'd sent someone to look for her yet. Maybe hiding wasn't such a good idea, if it dragged these other three into it; and if she pissed the scientists off enough, they might reduce her "socialization period," which was already short enough. Maybe... Maybe it would be better to postpone talking to the gravity kid. He probably wouldn't appreciate if I got his brother... Damn it.

"Hey kid. You know that hall on the west side where all the doors are really heavy and have bars on them?" she chose her words carefully, drumming her fingers on the spines of the books, counting down the seconds as she spoke. "Might be fun to check out the one at the end later, don't you think?"

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Dashure couldn't help but chuckle at Kei and his brother. He wished he could engage in a little practice fight with Kei but he knew that right now, that wasn't possible. He really had pushed himself too far and he didn't want to hasten his own death or Kei's. It really was sad though. As they got older, their practice sessions had often been shorter than usual or had to be cancelled entirely. Neither one of them had the same amount of energy they had before even though they were both teenagers. In aero years however, they were seniors.

"Yes, Griswald. I'm scrapping now," he teased back. Of course his brother didn't know that he and Kei actually fought but that was why the joke was so funny. At least to him. When he felt the gravity shift, Dashure instinctively reached out with his hands to grab onto something but there was nothing for him to latch onto. He felt the chair touch the ground lightly before settling and gave a sigh of relief. He had liked the flying but like a cat, he was uncomfortable when things moved when he hadn't initiated it. He leaned back in his seat and sent out another small wave of air to get Kei's new location in his mind and stared in that direction. Considering how long he had to practice, he was fairly accurate and looked at Kei's face as if he could actually see him. He offered the other aero a smile and began to ignore the geo alloy in the room. He didn't know her and he wasn't all that interested in making new friends. There was no point for him. Why did he want someone else dotting on him and then mourning him when he died? No, he was fine with the few friends he had left. Griswald could busy himself with her.

"Hi Kei," he said again. "I did come here with the intention of seeking a book but the selection of books in brail are very limited. They are mostly children books and I have read them already. There is nothing else for me to read here." He'd given up on asking the scientists for more books. They never complied. "What are you reading today? I thought you already read all the books here."

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Takami looked at Dr. Tadoshi, forming a smirk hearing the next thing he said. "Absolutely. You have my full permission to perform any tests you deem necessary to assess the extent of the damage done to Kokurai in the blast." just like Takami had expected Dr. Tadoshi accepted the proposal before dismissing the doctor. "Who knows what kind of intriguing mysteries this research could unravel." Takami thought shortly before Dr. Tadoshi turned his attention to him again. "Have you received a tour of the facilities yet?" he asked and while Takami did look around a bit on his own for a little while, he didn't exactly know the whole place yet. Much less the characteristics of the key Alloy inhabitants. "I have looked around on my own for a little while but I haven't gotten anything quite as official like a tour yet." Takami glanced at Dr. Tadoshi. "I would certainly be happy to learn a bit more about the facility, however." Takami answered while taking some papers and a pen to make additional notes when needed. He was quite sure there was going to be a lot of information to memorize on this little tour he would be attending, so taking notes surely couldn't hurt. Besides it was quite the honor to be guided on a tour by the head scientist. This certainly wouldn't be a job normally done by someone with that high of a position, yet Dr. Tadoshi was still willing to do so, which could mean a number of things. "If you don't mind I would also like to learn a bit more about the Alloys living here. While I did study up on the different kinds of Alloys, that doesn't exactly tell me much about the behavior of the ones living here. Which is why I would like to ask you to tell me a bit more about them. If that wouldn't be a bother to you of course." Takami interestedly said. Takami was delighted by the opportunity to learn more about the Alloys so he certainly wouldn't let a chance like this slip past him.



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As soon as Griswald burst into laughter Kei brought his hand in front of his mouth in a futile attempt to hide his chuckle. "So, you're scrappin' now Dashy? No wonder you can hardly get out of bed." Griswald told his brother Dashure. "Yes, Griswald. I'm scrapping now," Dashure responded. To be honest, Kei missed the sparring he and Dashure used to do, hence the origin of this little joke he just pulled off. If only he was a little younger.

Suddenly Griswald made the chair Dashure was sitting on, move closer to Kei before it finally came to a standstill on the ground. Then Kei could feel a small gust of air against passing him. Undoubtedly the skill Dashure uses to locate people in his surroundings. this was confirmed by him staring directly at Kei's face, smiling while doing so. On moments like these, you could easily forget that Dashure was actually blind. Yet this was the fate of many other Aeros just like him. It was unfortunate how fragile they really were. Yet despite being so fragile, most Aeros Kei had known were actually really strong. May it be emotionally or just raw power, they always had something, something that made them able to move forward where others would have been forced to halt.

"Hi Kei," Dashure greeted Kei. "I did come here with the intention of seeking a book but the selection of books in brail are very limited. They are mostly children books and I have read them already. There is nothing else for me to read here." To say that the books written in brail were very limited was quite the understatement honestly. There were maybe only a handful of them and most of them weren't interesting at all. Kei felt a bit guilty because he suddenly felt glad for not being blind like his friend Dashure was. "What are you reading today? I thought you already read all the books here." Dashure finished speaking. "I was reading a book titled: A study on vacuums and the void." Kei answered his question. "And honestly, I also thought that I had read about everything in this library. But a few days ago I found this hidden gem buried beneath a few other books so I've been trying my luck at finding another unread book the past couple of days." Kei sighed. "But it seems like my luck has run dry. I haven't been able to find another one like this. If only the scientists would order a few new books for us every so often." Kei shrugged. There was nothing he could do about that. The scientists in this place had always taken their time when an Alloy requested something. It was just something you learned to live with.

"I'm not going to continue my search for that much longer. Maybe I'll head back to the common room after this, or maybe I'll futilely go and complain to one of the scientists to get us some more books yet again." Kei chuckled. "What are you planning to do after finding your book?" Kei asked as he put another book away.