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Kinjuro Satori

"Tell me, are you frightened?"

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

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❝I see the darkness in people's hearts...and there is darkness...within every heart.❞

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β–ΊNameβ—„
Kinjuro Satori

β–ΊAgeβ—„
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β–ΊGenderβ—„
Male

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3'6"

β–ΊWeightβ—„
56lbs

β–ΊTypeβ—„
Umbrakinesis | Umbra Alloy

β–ΊPhysical Descriptionβ—„
Being born into the Umbra generation, his aero genetics rendered him blind at birth, and at an early age Kinjuro was diagnosed with severe iron deficiency anemia. His body is unable to properly process the mineral iron, which lead to the condition. This causes his skin to appear much paler, though he isn't considered albino, which is odd for his Alloy. Still being a child, Kinjuro has little physical strength or definition, made even worse by his condition. This however, is of little concern to him. He rarely finds reason enough to be active, let alone engaging in any form of intensive physical activity. Typically, on a regular basis, he suffers from fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, dizziness and headaches.

His eyes fluctuate between a dark almond brown during the day, to a glowing, piercing red at night. This is also a factor of his generation, giving him the ability to see in the dark, when he is most active. Though he is blind during the day, at night he is able to see people based on their Alloy. They appear to him not physically, but as a dull shade of black, meandering along their outline as if a glass container were slowly being filled with smoke. The shadows guide him at night, should he be active during the day, he is completely and hopelessly blind, requiring the use of a walking stick.

His hair charcoal black, often left unkempt and hung loosely over his brow, offering a sliver of protection from his cold, blank stare. Not having much fashion to choose from, he wears a lab designated jacket that is three sizes too large, rolling up the sleeves to accommodate such, and hospital bottoms, also too big, tied tightly twice around his waist. He wears several pairs of socks at any given time, finding his extremities are often cold.
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β–ΊPersonalityβ—„
|Anticipative ☬ Meticulous ☬ Patient ☬ Stoic ☬ Shrewd|

Hurry up and wait. That is the motto Kinjuro has lived by for most of his years. Being an Alloy that can only be experimented and tested on during the night left him victim to extensive lab time. Constantly being around stern lab assistants and doctors, being alone the rest of the time, he gained most of his personality from the staff. His ability flourished at a young age, but to an extreme degree, which came with consequences to his mental being. At age 5, while being exposed to experimentation, he was instructed to connect with the shadows in the room. Upon doing so, he felt normal enough, until he connected with the doctor's shadow itself. Suddenly, his mind was flooded with the innermost fears of the doctor's mind, both rational and irrational. Fears that had been a part of the man's life and those he had hoped would never come to pass. The sudden and overwhelming force of the ability lead to an aneurysm, and bleeding in his brain.

Doctors found it best to put him into a medically induced coma to prevent his ability from lashing out in any way while they operated. He was under for a total of seven months. During which time, his ability channeled inward, rather than outward. He toiled subconsciously for 213 days, constantly being exposed to his fear and pain. His weakness, helplessness and sorrows. At some point, it is unsure when, his psyche simply cracked. Leading to a split personality within him.
When he awoke from his comatose state, he still felt heavily sedated. This was because before he had woken, his ability lashed out, violently. By connecting with the shadows in the room, it conjured itself forth, appearing as a being cloaked in shadow, riddled with red, piercing eyes, and gaping maws that whisper, "I!..can!..see!..you!.." Feeding from the fear it created, it attacked the doctors, leading to several injuries before he was exposed to the high pitched noise that rendered all Alloys temporarily helpless, where they successfully sedated him.

Afterwards it was decided to keep him under constant sedation, to the point of almost being unconscious, but aware. This was the only way to keep his ability at bay while they sorted out his inability to keep it in check. This was done through a mechanism attached to the nape of his neck, with tubes that ran to his nose and pumped vapor sedatives into his respiratory system, and equipped with a device that emit the high pitched noise should it be tampered with unwarranted. For the next 3 years he would be kept in seclusion, undergoing an endless cycle of intensive psychotherapy and medically induced sleep.

By the age of 8, he was finally able to maintain his ability's power over him. Only through making the split personality obedient to the head scientist Dr. Tadoshi by means that remain classified. Since then he has been able to operate under his own free will while not using his ability, and use of his ability only being permitted in the presence of Dr. Tadoshi. With enough treatment, the doctor believes it is possible for the two personalities to merge back into one.



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β–ΊLikesβ—„
+ When things go his way
+ Ice cream
+ Silence
+ Darkness


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- People in general
- Photo Alloys
- Excessive Optimism
- Solid Foods


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☠ Extended periods of being exposed to light
☠ Pyro Alloys



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β–ΊAbilitiesβ—„
Since he hasn't been permitted to use his abilities more than a few times since the procedure, it has yet to be determined how far his ability will go. As of now, he is capable of passively using his night vision, meaning using his ability at night to see the colors described above does not pose risk of his alter taking control. While under Tadoshi's supervision, he has been able to will shadows into cutting through steel, and protecting his body through means of concealing it behind shadow willed into a dense state. When connected to another living being's shadow, it develops the eyes and mouths, peering into their heart's darkness to use against them. Though not being able to cause any physical harm this way, it is an easier way of rendering one useless.



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As the moon rose and darkness crept into his room, Kinjuro awoke from his rest. He blinked several times, his blank gaze shifting to various points of the ceiling. Still nestled under his blanket, he turned his head toward the door. The shadows granted him a dim 'view' of it, appearing to him as an outline, the edges being licked by the tendrils of darkness, shifting crudely and randomly. In his room all was quiet, until a footstep echoed from the hall. 'step, step, step' they got closer, before stopping outside his door. When it opened, the vision gave way of the bleak, dark outline, which he knew to be a person. "Kinjuro, the doctor will see you now." a female's voice chimed out, shrill and annoying. "Yes, of course." He mused, swinging his legs free from the covers and getting out of bed.

He followed the grey woman through multiple corridors, a cavern of dark echoes navigated by the grey mist. She stopped suddenly, and he followed suit. "Well, go on." She snapped, gesturing for him to enter the room. He obliged, offering a fake smile with no response.

Once inside the room, he could make out a new being, this one also grey, but through other senses, primarily smell, he knew the being as Dr. Tadoshi. The doctor sat in his chair, pooling over notes of an unknown nature, occasionally a grunt escaping into the silence. Kinjuro simply stood there, motionless and silent, waiting to be addressed. "Sit down, Kinjuro, I will be with you in a moment. I trust you are prepared for tonight's exercise?"

Climbing into his designated seat, Kinjuro nodded submissively. "Yes, sir. I'm excited actually." a smile played it's way across his lips, as the shadows began to bend toward him, slipping closer, then further away from his seat, like waves obeying the command of the tide. "Very...excited."

So begins...

Kinjuro Satori's Story

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mora Character Portrait: Dashure Altair Character Portrait: Raelyn Vivianne Character Portrait: Vance Asher Character Portrait: Hiro Yamashashi Character Portrait: Kano Mizushima Character Portrait: Haruta Kei Character Portrait: Kimiko Character Portrait: Griswald Altair Character Portrait: Dr. Tadoshi Character Portrait: Sukoshi Kaminari Hotaru Character Portrait: Kinjuro Satori Character Portrait: Kokurai

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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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Character Portrait: Kimiko Character Portrait: Kinjuro Satori

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Kinjuro lay motionless in bed for what felt like hours, but in reality was only a mere few minutes. His eyes wide open, a twin pair of piercing red orbs in an otherwise perfect black room. Though they were incapable of normal site, they held all the menacing qualities of his innermost abilities. He was able to 'see' things in the darkness, only by means of his ability, the shadows meandering along the outlines of physical constructs, guiding him as it were, should he feel the need to move about. His gaze twitched to and fro, never really resting on one specific thing. He lay flat on his back, hand clasped firmly together, resting upon his middle. No blanket covered him, but he wore several pairs of socks as usual.

His breath was shallow, often common for him, and after a few moments his eyes settled in their center, looking directly into the ceiling. "They'll be here soon, you know...couldn't we have just...a little fun?" His own voice echoed inside his mind, though it was crueler, with a more evil intent. "Can you imagine...I know you can.." The thought lingered on his mind like a bad taste, images of staff being mutilated and attacked without remorse flashed through psyche, and he sealed his eyes shut tight. "That's enough!" He demanded aloud in a firm whisper, judging by the room's lack of population, he was talking to himself. He was greeted in response with a pouting moan, that contorted a moment later into a icy cool laughter. "Sooner or later Tadoshi will ask it of me...you know this to be true...perhaps not his staff, but I assure you he will send me lamb for the slaughter, he knows what I...what you...are capable of..."

The last thought stuck to him, would it only be a matter of time before the doctor forced him to take someone's life? Would it be soon? Would it be someone he knew? As gruesome thoughts began to leak their way back into his mind, a familiar scent permeated his nostrils, pushing away all the bad thoughts, and driving back the menacing intent. "Kimiko.." He mumbled, swinging his legs over the edge of his bed.

Kimiko was another Umbra alloy, and quite possibly the only friend he had been able to make during his stay thus far in the NewGen Laboratory. She often made it a point to distance herself from others, but she, for reasons he assumed were pity, which he minded, but not enough for it to matter, associated with him on occasion. He learned early on that she enjoyed reading, which only attracted him more toward her. Being blind, it was welcoming to have someone read to him. Kinjuro hadn't quite yet developed emotionally to actually be attracted to Kimiko, so he respects her as more of a mothering figure, despite their not so Mother/Son age gap.

Noting it was daytime, he grabbed for his walking stick, upon entering an area consisting of no shadow, he would be completely blind, with only the stick now to guide him. Making his way across the room, quickly since he was still guided by shadow, he turned the knob, and pushed. Immediately he winced, being bathed in a wave of uncomfortable light. With his eyes shut, he prodded the floor with his stick, slowly making his way into the hall. Sniffing curiously at the air, he assumed Kimiko wasn't much further. He turned to face the direction in which he assumed she would arrive.

Suddenly, Kimiko, accompanied by a nurse, rounded the corner, making their way in his direction. Their rooms not being relatively far from each other, it was common for her to get brought past his room on her way to testing, though the times varied depending on what type of testing they were doing. "Miss Kimiko, good morning!" He offered a slight grin of embarrassment, his voice cracking slightly with enthusiasm. "Do you mind if I walk with you to your test?" He spoke directly to her, not offering the staff member so much as a glance, not that he could have seen him anyway, and cared not whether the nurse was comfortable with him accompanying them. His eyes still shut tight, he leaned his shoulder on the wall, propping his walking stick upright.

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Character Portrait: Kimiko Character Portrait: Dr. Tadoshi Character Portrait: Kinjuro Satori Character Portrait: Kokurai

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It wasn't long after Kimiko had begun her casual stroll that Kinjuro appeared, the small boy was one of the only males she could tolerate. She thought of him in an odd way, she enjoyed showing him her way to do things. Perhaps it was a motherly bond? Although she reasoned she'd have to love him for that and she wasn't entirely sure she felt that deeply for him, he was a male after all.

"Miss Kimiko, good morning! Do you mind if I walk with you to your test?" The boy asked his voice wavering in the way only under-developed voices could. This was enough to cause Kimiko to chuckle, her dainty hand covering her mouth. He certainly was excited today and it seemed Sweet Kinjuro was in charge, sometimes Kinjuro's darker thoughts controlled him. Because he was so young and already so powerful. However Kimiko did not fear the boy, their abilities were tied. They'd simply combine the shadows if they fought, truly a horrific sight for whomever was watching but it would be a stand still of wisps of darkness.

The young woman's eyes drifted to the boy and she smiled. "Of course Kinjuro, you're always welcome by my side. You know that." She too began ignoring the staff. However as she glanced at the man he was receiving orders from the top, to which the man confirmed that he already had Kinjuro with him and that the boy would arrive shortly.

"Change of plans Kimiko, Kinjuro's test is first. I'm to take him to Dr. Tadoshi at once." Kimiko's features twisted as they changed direction. Her hand went down to take Kinjuro's. Odd. I thought they only tested him at night, especially because of his age and frailty. Then again, they were about to test me as well. . . But something about this isn't quite right.

As they walked Kimiko noticed bulked security as they got closer to the Doctor's location. The nurse leading them knocked on the door and told the nurse that cracked the door open he had brought both Umbras. The other nurse nodded and disappeared once again. Kimiko looked down at Kinjuro and whispered so the nurse wouldn't hear them. "Stay sharp. This is unusual. I feel like they're planning something Kinjuro, be careful in there. If you need me signal and I will come to your aid." They had worked out an unassuming signal if either one needed each other, it had to do with slight shadow manipulation. Similar to hand signals but with shadows. Kimiko felt a sense of caution rising in her. She wouldn't allow them to hurt Kinjuro.

She'd die first.

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Character Portrait: Dashure Altair Character Portrait: Raelyn Vivianne Character Portrait: Kimiko Character Portrait: Griswald Altair Character Portrait: Dr. Tadoshi Character Portrait: Kinjuro Satori Character Portrait: Kokurai

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As he wheeled quickly around the corner to Dashure's room, he collided with something soft yet solid, giving him quite the bump on the nose.

After a moment of wincing and clutching his nose, he looked down and saw Raelyn. Immediately the rest of his face flushed red. How could he have been so careless? Reaching down he quickly caressed her arm with his hand, offering her assistance to her feet, though she practically sprang up as if she were made of rubber, gripping him into a tight hug.

He held her close for a moment, savoring the smell of something that wasn't the sheets of his bed or the stale, stagnant aroma that wafted throughout the lab. "Sorry I ran into you like that, it was a mistake, honest." Pulling away, but still keeping his hands lightly at her arms, he smiled. "Yes, I'm here for Dashure, but I guess seeing you can be the added bonus." Offering a silly grin, he turned his attention toward the door, as his brother called out to them.

Making his way in, he saw his brother, still in bed. "As busy as you are, I'm honestly surprised you find the time for us sorry folk." He teased, taking a knee at the bedside, resting his hand by his brother's side. "How are you feeling today, Dash? Honest." His brother's physical condition often worried him, especially with how often they were testing him as of late, and he wanted to make sure he were around in case he needed anything.









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Before Kinjuro had a chance to continue his conversation with Kimiko, the nurse informed the two of them that instead of her, the head doctor required him for some kind of testing. Immediately his heart sank to the pit of his stomach, and he was hardly able to stay stable as he prodded his walking stick out in front of him, making his way along with the others toward the testing room. Instinctively, he gripped for Kimiko's hand as they walked.

He walked in silence for the most part, not wanting to ask what type of testing they were going to be doing today. "This is it...I can smell the fear in the air...they are bringing us to Tadoshi...he will ask us to kill....." Momentarily overcome by doubt, his mind flashed with the dark, tempting rage that boiled beneath his service, gripping Kimiko's hand tighter for a moment, his breath still. He could smell it...

The walking stick tapped several times in front of the door when they had arrived. Judging by the fact that Kimiko and the nurse remained still, they had reached their destination. He tried to maintain his composure, until he heard the nurse open the door with a loud clack!

Suddenly, his ears began to pound, it all that could be heard was a ringing in his ears. He could smell the doctor, and an unfamiliar scent that sent an odd chill down the back of his neck. The ringing continued, until slowly the garbled mess of Kimiko's voice began to make sense. He heard her say she should signal him in the way they knew should things become unsafe.

"Miss Kimiko...everything will be alright. I'm not afraid." He offered a smile that he hoped was reassuring to her before slowly letting go of her hand, reaching forth with his walking stick as he made his way into the room.

Instantly the door was shut behind him. He winced, pausing for a moment where he was. The unfamiliar scent was just to his right, and he could hear breathing. Tadoshi however, was on the other side of the room. Without a word, he made for where the doctor was seated. "You...wanted to see me, Dr. Tadoshi. Please, how can I help?"

Should his eyes have been capable of displaying any sort of emotion, it would have been noticeable that once childlike glimmer had been replace with a blank, cold stare.

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Character Portrait: Hiro Yamashashi Character Portrait: Dr. Tadoshi Character Portrait: Sukoshi Kaminari Hotaru Character Portrait: Kinjuro Satori Character Portrait: Kokurai

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Hiro hated this. This puny little man shouldn't have the slightest bit of power over any of them, but he still walked all over them. He clenched his fists, unable to just let this go. Throughout the lab, random objects caught on fire as Hiro pointed his finger at the made scientist angrily.

"Don't you order us around like that! You're not the boss of us!" he ranted, refusing to accept the reality he was in. Tadoshi's words troubled him for a moment, but he ignored them for now. He didn't have time for the old man's mind games. He wasn't going to be treated like a mutt, to be ordered around and sent away at his owner's leisure. He turned to glare at Kokurai.

"And you, don't act all cool sacrificing yourself like that! It's not like I'm going to allow it!" he yelled, this time noticing a boom as set of beakers filled with unknown liquid exploded. He grinned fiercely at the damage before he noticed the kid that walked in. Kinjuro... What the fuck did they do to him to make him so creepy? He turned his gaze at Tadoshi.

"Come on! If we all gang up on him, he can't take all of us down."

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Character Portrait: Hiro Yamashashi Character Portrait: Dr. Tadoshi Character Portrait: Sukoshi Kaminari Hotaru Character Portrait: Kinjuro Satori Character Portrait: Kokurai

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Kokurai glanced at his children when the doctor actually agreed to his proposition. He had not expected him to agree to something like this so easy. It was a scary thought. He knew Dr. Tadoshi hated him just as much as he hated the 'good' doctor. What did he have planned up his sleeve? It was never anything good. He knew the tests were going to be worse for him because of that but he would take all of the pain in the world if it meant that his children were spared. This could end up biting him in the ass though. He couldn't let the doctor kill him. If he died, his children would have no protection. He would need to stay strong for them. He sighed softly to himself as the doctor dismissed his children. At least Sukoshi was beginning to leave without a fuss. He didn't want to have to deal with them freaking out.

And then his little Hiro. He was so angry, so ready to take on the scientists. He was so young. He didn't realize that even if they killed Dr. Tadoshi, nothing would change. There were still plenty of doctors here. They would not be able to get out in time before someone pressed the damned neutralizing button. He needed to calm his son down before he did something to change the doctor's mind about the situation. He reached out and squeezed Hiro's shoulder. It was touching that the boy did care about him this deeply even though he did not know that he was his son.

"Hiro, not now. I wanted this option. I will do anything to protect you and Suki. Calm yourself. I will see you later," he offered with a smile. "This isn't the end. I am stronger than that," he winked. "What I do need you to do, however, is take care of Suki, all right? I am sure she's pretty unnerved to right about now." Kokurai than forcefully pushed both of his children outside of the room and closed the door just as Kinjuro appeared. He let the boy enter before he fully shut the door to keep his children from trying to barge back into the room. Hiro truly did get his defiant nature. That was going to both help and hinder him in the future. He hoped he found a way to keep himself under control.

Kokurai sighed as he stared the at the door that separated him from his family, his hand tightening on the handle. Kinjuro. Kinjuro was here and he knew the boy was an umbra alloy. Kokurai had an inkling of what the doctor was planning for him. It wasn't going to be pleasant. He needed to psyche himself up and get ready for the pain he was about to endure. He closed his eyes and took a few steadying breaths to calm both his anxiety and rage. If he snapped at Tadoshi, the deal was off. The man did say it rather plainly. He wasn't going to be able to fight back. The thought that he was about to endure the shadows again made his anxiety flair up. His heart was fluttering in his chest like a caged humming bird trying desperately to flee. His breathing was getting haggard to. Of course Tadoshi would force him to face one of his greatest fears first. Once he was stable enough, he let go of the door and turned around to face the doctor and the little umbra alloy. He did feel sorry for him. A child his age should never have to face something like this. He was about to become a party to what amounted to torture.

He turned his full gaze to Tadoshi then and squashed down his fear so that his voice would remain even and unaffected as he dealt with the man. "Fine. We have a deal then. I'll submit to your experiments and you leave Suki and Hiro out of it. If I refuse, the bargain is off." he would have to be very careful about what he said. "You said something about pitting me against Kinjuro. Are you talking about an actual fight?" he asked to clarify. If it wasn't a fight and he attacked, it would be like he was going against the doctor's wishes after all. "What exactly do you want me to do?"

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Image Dr. Tadoshi frowned as Hiro piped up and a few beakers exploded as his temper was starting to rise. Tadoshi truly disliked Pyros for their abdominal tempers and defiant personalities. They were all this way, and it had bled into the Photos. He took a breath to compose himself as his patience was wearing extremely thin. He wasn't in the mood to deal with Hiro's attitude on top of Kokurai's demands.

The door opened and in walked Kinjuro. Dr. Tadoshi was pleased to see him. The young boy was a remarkable specimen. He was rather surprised and raised his brow in response as Kokurai spoke up and told Hiro to let it go and go with Suki. It was a pleasing turn of events. Kokurai was fiercely protective of Suki and Hiro and Dr. Tadoshi was pleased to see just how much this parental instinct was driving Kokurai's actions in the moment.

"Yes Kinjuro, thank you for coming." His tone was different with Kinjuro than with all of the other alloys. It didn't take a genius to pick up that Dr. Tadoshi favored Kinjuro above all the others. It was common knowledge that he had bent the young boys will to his own and the split personality was under his control. It was a disturbing relationship as Kinjuro had a great deal of power and Dr. Tadoshi was waiting for the right time to use it. The time had come and the prospect of this new experiment had the corners of his mouth turning up. He was only bothered that it took this long to push Kokurai's buttons to force him into compliance.

Would the other alloys apart of the breeding program show such willing sacrifice if they were aware of their children?

Dr. Tadoshi would have to explore this idea at a later point.

"Very good, then that is settled." Dr. Tadoshi rose from his chair and looked down at Kinjuro who was waiting patiently. He eyed Kokurai as the man tried to clarify what exactly the test would be that he had just signed up for. As tempted as Dr. Tadoshi was to force Kokurai to stand helpless against Kinjuro's attacks, he really needed results from both alloys. "I merely want to see how an Umbra and Photo's abilities react when placed together." He said innocently enough. It was for the benefit of Kinjuro, not Kokurai. Kokurai would see straight through Dr. Tadoshi's pretense.

"All you will need to do is react to Kinjuro, that won't be too hard for you, will it Kokurai?" there was a mocking edge in his tone. "Now if you'll go wait in the testing room while I speak with Kinjuro, that would be best." He was firm and waited until Kokurai had left before he turned to the young boy.

Dr. Tadoshi looked at the young boy. They had nearly lost him when his personality had split in two. It had been a very difficult psychological battle and Dr. Tadoshi had used methods he had only hypothesized about. When it had all been said and done, he had locked away the dominant and blood thirsty monster living inside Kinjuro. As part of the harsh mental conditioning, he had locked the dominant side away with a code word.

As Dr. Tadoshi stared at his perfect subject, he muttered the code word just loud enough for the boy to hear. He waited patiently until he saw the other personality emerge.

"Make Kokurai bleed." It was his only instructions before Kinjuro was taken to the testing room to face off with Kokurai and Dr. Tadoshi moved to the observation window with his clipboard in hand. He fully expected Kinjuro to kill Kokurai and he held no remorse over that thought.

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Kinjuro remained silent as the boy known as Hiro began getting more and more upset, insisting the group rebel against the doctor, making a valid point that there was no way the old man could possibly fend off all of them at once, noise or not. Shortly after this, wiser words were spoken from the Photo alloy called Kokurai, he pleaded the two other alloys to leave willingly, accepting whatever lie ahead for him.

Standing still as the other alloys were escorted from the room, a bad feeling welled within him, forming in the pit of his stomach, convulsing his innards until he tasted bile in the back of his throat. "It is as I predicted...the good doctor has summoned your power, and you will not prevent me from reveling in this moment..."

Trying to push the horrid thoughts from his mind, he tried focusing only on what was being said by others. A fight? They wanted the two of them to fight one another? It seemed like a barbaric task, even by his standards, but he remained silent.

He could hear Kokurai being escorted to the testing room, and his attention snapped back to the doctor as he heard him stand and make his way toward him. "This is it....now is the time!" A chill shot down Kinjuro's spine as the doctor's footsteps came to a halt before him. Before Kinjuro had a chance to muster his voice, the doctor spoke a word that resonated within him to his core. His eyes that were once twitching with anxiety became level and emotionless, his shoulders slumped, and an evil grin played across his lips. A noise escaped him, a squeaky mixture of excitement and insanity, as he was instructed to make Kokurai bleed.

Filing into the room after Kokurai, he heard the door close behind him with a 'snap'

He shuffled into the corner, keeping his back to the wall, his sightless gaze piercing Kokurai's form. He remained silent a few moments longer, letting the man take him in. Drawing in a shallow, raspy breath, he spoke. "You're frightened..." His tone was icy and menacing, not something anyone would expect from a boy his age. The thin grin that was once plastered across his lips contorted into a snarling smile, his teeth clenched and his brow furrowed. "Though, I'm not sure why....you haven't even started to bleed yet..."

Suddenly, as if a large bottle filled to burst had it's cork removed, darkness billowed from the base of his feet, exploding forth in a menacing shroud that engulfed his being. It resembled a thick fog, but pitch black. His corner had been filled with darkness in only a couple of seconds. They appeared then, hellish, bloodshot red eyes sprang open, dotting various spots of the cloud, the pupils lolling lazily for a moment as they appeared, suddenly shooting their attention to focus on Kokurai. Thin, twin tendrils shot forth, not toward him, but to the ceiling, ravishing the light fixture above them with deadly accuracy, a light hail of broken glass clinked to the floor. This was in case Kokurai had planned on overloading the light within the room as a counterattack.

As if they acted on a will of their own, the tendrils lurched from the fixture, straight at Kokurai, as several more sprang from the cloud itself, which now encompassed nearly his entire half of the room. The tendrils pierced the wall behind Kokurai like freshly sharpened daggers piercing the flesh. They remained rigid, two tendrils fixed on either side of Kokurai, several inches between them. Again the red eyes rippled along the tendrils, only this time the ones lower in the wall adopted mouth like features, filled with teeth filed to fine points.

A crude, evil face now on either side of Kokurai, they simultaneously gaped their maw, a pink tongue playing across the teeth as if they were hungering for something, quivering now and again with the anticipation of bloodshed.

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Hiro was rude as always as he spoke bitterly to the strange man. She glanced warily at her friend. If this man was truly going to be a scientist here it would not do good to get on his bad side. Suki knew the consequences of getting on the wrong side of one of the scientists. If they disliked you, then your tests and experiments were always far worse and more painful than they needed to be. She didn't want Hiro to make the wrong impression if this man turned out to be important.

"I am sorry, my control is slipping right now," she grimaced as her hair rippled from the electrical current that was running rampant through her body. It was searching for an escape. She was a bolt of lightening and the electricity wanted to ground itself. She looked at Hiro with concern written plainly on her face as he told her that Kokurai would be fine. "It's not Dr. Tadoshi I'm worried about," she bit her lip and a shiver ran down her spine as she felt the current in her body stutter and flicker. "He called for Kinjuro. Kinjuro can hurt him." She froze as she felt a disruption in the energy field from the testing room. She couldn't sense any light from the room and her worry increased tenfold. She turned around, ignoring Takami, and stared at the locked door. What had Dr. Tadoshi done?

Suki danced back and forth on the balls of her feet. There was a void in the room and that could only mean one thing; darkness. As a photo alloy she was petrified of the darkness. It was their born instinct to fear and shun away from it. She closed her eyes and tried to sense for Kokurai's signature energy but it was clouded and only a dull pulse. Something was wrong.

"Hiro, something's not right." She mumbled with her eyes still closed. There was no way to get into the room but she could feel the battling energies and she was sick in her stomach. She prayed Kokurai would be all right.

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The man didn't seem too bad, but Hiro knew better than to instantly let his guard down. His experience with scientists like this amiable-seeming guy was one of pain and mistrust. Thus, he felt more than a little justified in his mistrust of the man before him. Still, he managed to force himself into nodding at Tadoshi politely. Or as politely as he could manage.

"Yes, it's an observatory," he told him. He frowned at the thought of what was going on in there. As he listened to Suki, he nodded in agreement. There was definitely something wrong happening. Kinjuro's and Kokurai's powers didn't mix well. Even he knew that. He cursed.

"Stupid old man... We have to do something," he said. He eyed Takami. It was a long shot, but maybe....

"Can you get us in? We can show you what really happens."

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Waiting outside would get her nowhere. She heard some clamor from where Kinjuro went. She went to enter and a nurse stepped up to stop her, glaring she whipped her hand in his direction, using his own shadow Kimiko tied his ankles together and he crumpled to the ground as Kimiko brushed past into the Observatory.

Once inside, it was quite crowded. People were standing around but no Kinjuro. She stepped up to Hiro and winced.
"Hiro. . . Where's Kinjuro?" She asked, ignoring the man who wasn't familiar to her. Darkness at her feet, her own shadow twitched disliking being near Hiro. "I came because I am worried about Kinjuro. He. . . He is dangerous to those not like us. Not bathed in the shadow. He might get carried away and. . . Harm someone." She looked around the room, she was never called out of her small area. Th scientists could never get her to fully release her abilities. Nor would she. The full extent of her abilities would warrant extreme measures on their part. Her powers weren't as direct as Kinjuro, no her powers crept into someone, like a disease. However they'd never know that until it was time.

"But first, tell me what's going on. I am unfamiliar with this area." Again her shadow twitched, however this time it was because she was fully stocked with energy and it was aching to be used. Her full powers wanted to emerge. It whispered over and over, attempting to sway her to killing them all. She tucked it away for now. It wasn't time to use her abilities. For all they knew all she could do was turn off lights, move from shadow to shadow, and shield herself. Best keep it that way.

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Kokurai wished that the umbra alloy that the doctor had pit against him was someone around his age. He felt down right awful that he had to fight a child and that this child had to essentially break him. And of course, all the favors were fore the kid to win. This room was big enough for a battle but the corners and the lighting provided Kinjuro more shadows to utilize. Kokurai only had a single light bulb he could use besides his stored up energy. It was far too dim for Kokurai. He may be able to use the electricity surging through the door to keep it locked but the rest of the room was padded with rubber so electricity wasn't going to go anywhere.

The older photo alloy could already feel his heart palpitating against his chest rapidly. He hated the dark. Better that he suffer through this than Suki. He had to keep reminding himself what he was fighting for here. If he lost sight, he might succumb to the tests and he couldn't do that. He wouldn't be able to protect his children and their friends if he was out of commission. The doctor would win. He never wanted the doctor to win.

Kokurai narrowed his eyes on Kinjuro when he mentioned the fact that he could sense his fear. That sent a ripple through his body. This kid... he changed. He didn't look this eager when they were standing outside of this room. What had the doctor done to the poor child's mind? His heart went out for him but he didn't get much longer to contemplate the dilemma. The boy released his shadowy tendrils and immediately he snuffed out the only light in the room. Kinjuro had to shield his eyes least the shards get into his eyes. He felt a whoosh around him and rapidly blinked his eyes trying to adjust to the new darkness in the room. He tensed and a small gasp escaped past his lips as two shadow tendrils slammed against the wall and pinned him between the projectiles. The shadow eyes and illusion of a mouth and lulling tongue were rather successful and made Kokurai shirk away. He ducked away from the tendrils to get away from the trap. Damn his fear of the dark! He was already wheezing. He needed light. He desperately needed the light. Kokurai rushed to the door and gripped the handle and absorbed the electricity coursing through the electronic lock.

Kinjuro's evil grin widened as the tendrils lurched forward, grasping at Kokurai like flailing hands desperate for something to cling to. They struck the wall again and again as Kokurai eluded them, making his way to the door. [color=#9B2C6D ]What are you planning?[/color]He thought, several more tendrils lashing out, slicing into the wall before retreating back to the mass of shadow. At this point nothing of Kinjuro's personal being was visible behind the cloud, just the massive, bloodshot eyes that pierced their target

Kokurai tensed as the electricity gave him a bit of a jolt of energy that he needed in this dark room. Once he had just enough energy, he extended his hand and a blast of light erupted around to stave off the shadowy tendrils that followed him towards the door. Good timing to. The shadows almost managed to grab him. The door at this point was his life line. He didn't have any other source of energy after all. He gripped the door for dear life and kept the light pulsing outward to keep the shadows away from him.

By the time Kokurai had reached the door, he was pressing yet another assault of shadow before he threw up a barrier of light to shield himself. Kinjuro cursed himself for not thinking of the door lock's electric current. He had been sure of himself destroying the light fixture, cocky even. No matter...he'll short circuit it before long...

"You think to prolong the inevitable?! You're efforts are pointless. Mindless thrashing like the animal you are! DIE!" His voice escalated in both ferocity and volume before he bit off the last word with as much menace as he could. For a moment the tendrils seemed to retract, but only for an instant, for they gathered together to form a single, larger tendril before it crashed into the barrier with renewed vigor.

Kokurai siphoned a little more energy from the lock and created his own light whips to lash out and break the tendrils apart. This seemed to work well at first as he cut through the darkness but the kid wasn't about to give up. Kinjuro still had the advantage since he could literally draw his power from the entire room and Kokurai only had a small locking mechanism he was using. Kinjuro continued to lash out against him and used his shadowy arms to whack at his small protective light barrier. The kid and the shadows were hungry for the light and Kokurai had to press back into the door to keep up enough energy just for the barrier. It was starting to crack.

Kinjuro winced, feeling the light dissipating the shadow a little at a time, but not so much to give Kokurai any ground, only managing to stave off for the next second, and the next. Not wanting to disappoint the doctor, he tried thinking of a way to undermine his opponent's strength. His flesh was willing, but young, and the man's age gave him more endurance then the small boy he was stuck inside. He would have to resort to other methods.

"The others...in the observatory...they shared your scent. Could that be a coincidence? I truly think not. I know how separated the lot of you are, you don't spend nearly enough time with each other to share such a scent. No...the doctor mentioned alloys had been bred from previous generations...." A malicious giggle filled the air. "They must be yours...." This seemed to trigger a reaction, for at that time, the barrier ceased for a moment in exchange for a counterattack, how pathetic.

Kokurai narrowed his eyes on the little bastard. He would resort to using his children just like the doctor? He growled and sacrificed his barrier for a moment to unleash another spark and try and get the darkness to back off with a wave of light but as soon as the light passed, he didn't have a chance to pull up his barrier again. The shadows lashed out and coiled around him. The light didn't last long, and the tendrils were waiting. As soon the pressure was released, the shadows surged, swirling around Kokurai until they fully enclosed him, a small flicker of light now and again, but nothing strong enough to fight back. Kokurai's eyes widened in surprise and sent low scale shocks emitting out of his body to dislodge the shadows but it was no use. Within seconds he was enveloped in the darkness and his connection to the door was severed.

Kinuro could feel the man's strength waning, and quickly too. It wouldn't be much longer. "After I'm done with you, perhaps I'll pay them a visit...I'm sure they are just dying to hear about their father!"

"No no no no!" Kokurai hissed under his breath as he fought against the darkness wrapping tighter and tighter around. He was starting to hyperventilate at this point and cold sweat clung to him in his fear for both himself and the fate of his children. Without any source of light, Kokurai had nothing to pull from and the shadows were draining his energy, and truth be told, he had been at the disadvantage from the start. The doctor never intended for an even fight. The photo alloy was getting light headed. He had to squeeze his eyes shut to try and center himself. He was starting to feel cold and his body was shaking. Memories of his first experiment like this came flooding back; the horror of not having any light for days, the lethargic state, nightmares and the pain that occurred when the scientists tried to revitalize him.

The tendrils tightened around him and Kokurai couldn't see any sort of light anymore. He was completely lost in the inky abyss. Unbidden tears escaped his eyes as he searched wildly for something to pin his gaze on but he had nothing but the shadows. He couldn't breathe. He couldn't breathe and everything was so dim. Was he fainting? He felt his energy leaving. He wasn't going to have much left soon. He needed to find a way to stop this. He knew that using his own energy to cast the light could kill him but at this point, he was going to die anyway. He'd rather die in an instant than take any more of this panic and pain.

Kinjro prepared a final assault, time to snuff out this light, enough playing around. However, his last bit of jostling must have struck a nerve, for against all logic, a light burst from within the shadow, illuminating the entire room, momentarily dissipating all shadow, causing Kinjuro to attempt to shield his eyes.

Kokurai inhaled as deeply as he could and tried to curl up as he gathered up the last bit of energy he had before he quite literally exploded; a brighter light than he had ever produced illuminated the entire room. It was of course stronger around his form and immediately disintegrated the shadow tendrils as it moved out.

A concussive force kicked into Kinjuro's chest like a mule, knocking him back into the wall behind him, all his breath escaping his tiny frame. Such...a fool... was his last thought before he tasted blood, and fell unconscious.

When the light finally receded, Kokurai dropped to his knees before completely collapsing unconscious.

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Suki could the energy rippling. Her stomach was twisted over and she was restless just standing there. Kokurai had submitted fully to whatever nightmare Tadoshi had concocted for him. Suki's skin crawled as Kimiko had appeared. She ignored the girl for the most part because she had more important things to worry about. She waited hopeful as Takami said that he would get them into the observatory. Suki was shifting from foot to foot as she felt the energy pulsing. She could feel the darkness and how it threatened to choke out whatever light in its path.

Takami had moved forward and opened the door. Suki darted forward as soon as the door was open and entered the observatory just in time to see Kokurai's energy field explode and burst out of him light a bomb. The tendrils of darkness were shredded and forced to retreat. Suki cried out knowing how dangerous it was to push so much energy. The explosion of light was impressive and more than Kokurai had ever exhibited before. Suki watched as Kinjuro had been thrown to one wall and then collapsed unconscious from the force of it.

Her face grew horrified as she saw Kokurai fall to his knees and then slump over. "No!" she screamed and the glow around her intensified as the panic pulsed through her body. She forgot everyone and darted over to the locked door. She gripped the handle and surged an intense amount of energy through the electronic lock. There was a loud crackle, a pop, and then the lock clicked open. She shoved the door open with her shoulder and stumbled into the room.

She stared at Kokurai and her eyes glistened. She always could feel the energy of his aura. Even as she stared at him there was only a void. She saw his body but there was no indication of life.

"No, no, no," she mumbled over and over until she ran across the room to where he had crumpled. She fell hard to her knees and heaved him up. She touched his face but the charged spark that usually passed between them was gone. She shook her head, the tears leaking out of her eyes unrestrained.

"Kokurai, please, no," her voice was strained and desperate. Her hands traveled over his body in a hopeless attempt to feel any sign of life. There was none.

Suki screamed at that point. Kokurai meant the world to her. He had always been there for her. He always stood up for her. He was the only one the scientists never had to worry about her accidentally electrocuting.

She couldn't believe it. She wouldn't. She was not going to let him leave her like this.

She looked around with wide eyes. The glow around her began to shift and ripple. Suki knelt over him and placed her hands on his chest. She sent a powerful current through her hands and into his chest. She pulled her hands up, rubbed them together, and then jolted his chest again. Each time she sent a very powerful surge through his body and straight into his heart. She was desperate to bring him back. She could not let him die for her and Hiro. Tadoshi was the monster behind this and Suki was not going to let him win.

"Come on Kokurai, come on, you're not gone. You can come back!" she kept charging her hands and then pushing the current into his body. She had to make this work.

After a good solid five minutes, Suki felt a spark. She pulled from her energy even more this time. Her whole body was lit up as if she had been struck by lightening. She pressed her hands against his chest and sent one final bolt through him. The intense light energy around her body was quickly pulled to her hands and then pushed into his body and engulfed Kokurai. His body quickly absorbed it and that was went Suki felt the soft pulse beneath her hand.

His heart was pumping.

She very nearly collapsed from relief. The glow that she always gave off was gone. She was utterly spent and completely exhausted from pushing so much of her power and energy into his body--it was worth it.

Suki's chest was heaving from the exertion and she laid down on the ground to collect her breath. She could hear Kokurai breathing next to her and it was enough. She closed her eyes and focused on making her own breathing even.

Kokurai was safe.

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"Yeah. I know what you people do to 'problems'," Hiro told Takami darkly as he and Suki led the new doctor to the laboratory. Before they could get far, however, Kimiko appeared and he came still. If even she was worried that Kinjuro would lose control then.... He didn't want to think about it. Damn that bastard, Tadoshi. They needed to hurry.

"We'll stop this. Don't you worry, Kimiko-chan," he told her with as wide a smile as he could manage. He ran as quick as he could, not caring in the slightest about Takami being able to keep up with them ore not. Whenever he ran into a locked door, he simply forced it open with an explosion of his blue flames, his emotions fueling his powers. When they got to the observation room, Hiro felt himself freeze.

"Damn it, old man..." He thought. He sented a burst of flame at the glass and jumped into the observatory. Along with Suki, he approached Kokurai.

"Is he okay?" he asked her.

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Dr. Tadoshi stood in the observation room with a clipboard in his hand. He was scribbling notes as Kokurai was facing Kinjuro. Dr. Tadoshi had been trying to work out a way to pit an umbra alloy with a photo alloy. This could not have worked out better for him. The situation was perfect. Kinjuro was out for blood and he could get the pesky Kokurai out of his hair after so many years of putting up with the troublesome alloy.

The large fighting room had been outfitted with the latest technology and it was tipped in favor for Kinjuro. Photo alloys relied heavily upon energy they could draw upon. Since there was only one light fixture in the large room, there would be very little that Kokurai could absorb. Dr. Tadoshi scribbled a note down as Kinjuro shot dark tendrils to the only light source and plunged the room into darkness. It didn't matter for Dr. Tadoshi, he had high tech cameras installed in the room. He turned away from the observation glass and to the monitors that showed what was happening in the darkness.

Kokurai look terrified. Dr. Tadoshi recognized that primal and instinctive look on Kokurai's face as he tried to dodge and push back at Kinjuro. It was the look of utter survival. Kokurai's flight or fight instinct had kicked in and he was pushing everything he had into defending himself from the incredible black darkness that was threatening to devour him whole.

A grin slipped onto Dr. Tadoshi's face as he watched Kokurai make a dash over to the door where there was an electric lock. It didn't matter. There wasn't enough energy to do much.

The grin began to falter as Kokurai began to glow. This wasn't the plan. This wasn't what Dr. Tadoshi had anticipated to happen. A steep frown came to his face as he watched Kinjuro wrap more tightly around Kokurai. The light that pulsed from Kokurai was growing. Dr. Tadoshi clenched his teeth together. Kokurai wasn't supposed to have this much energy left inside of him. He let out a startled cry and Kokurai exploded and shredded through the darkness. Kinjuro was flown back into the wall where his skull cracked and the young boy slumped to the floor unconscious.

Dr. Tadoshi felt anger towards Kokurai who finally collapsed. Kinjuro was Dr. Tadoshi's pride and joy, and now he was injured more seriously than Dr. Tadoshi had anticipated would happen with the fight.

"Send a medical team to the observation wing." He pressed a buzzer and spoke into an intercom before the door to the observation room burst open. A tall and dark haired man entered and was quickly followed by Suki and Hiro, and then Kimiko. Dr. Tadoshi looked disapprovingly at the alloys.

Suki dashed past him and quickly overloaded the electronic sensors breaking the lock and running into the large room. He folded his arms and watched with a keen eye as she dropped at Kokurai's side. There was a part of Dr. Tadoshi that was disappointed the two were biologically related. If Suki had a different parentage he knew that they would've been perfect for the breeding program to create incredibly powerful offspring.

Dr. Tadoshi ignored Takami's outstretched hand for the moment as something more important was taking place in the room. He watched in complete fascination as Suki was sending a charge through Kokurai's body. He had never seen her, nor was there any record, of Suki ever using her ability this way. He was too fascinated to even scribble on his clip board as Suki acted as a crash cart and was trying to jump start his heart.

The determination and will that Suki demonstrated was sending Dr. Tadoshi's mind in over drive. There was a new potential here and ideas flooded his mind on how to unlock it.

Suki began to glow bright like the sun and Dr. Tadoshi had to shield his eyes. She looked like a star as all of her energy was pulled together and then she pushed it all into Kokurai in one last desperate attempt. Kokurai glowed for a moment from the impressive energy pushed into his body and Dr. Tadoshi's eyes widened as he saw Kokurai's chest suddenly rise and fall. It was very shallow and difficult to see, but Kokurai was alive.

At this point the medical team arrived. Kinjuro was quickly placed on a gurney before rushed out and the remaining staff was assessing Kokurai. Dr. Tadoshi tapped his pen against his clip board as Suki lay still. Her glow was gone and it was the first time she had lost it.

Kokurai was carefully placed onto a second gurney and Suki stumbled to her feet. She latched onto Hiro for support as Kokurai was taken away. Suki looked positively sick but there was relief in her eye.

Dr. Tadoshi turned to Takami finally and there was a ravenous look upon his face. Kokurai was alive which wasn't the plan, but this new development with Suki was exciting.

"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." He peered over the rim of his glasses at Takami to assess him. It had been a great while since he had had a personal assistant. He hoped Takami would live up to the job.

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Character Portrait: Mora Character Portrait: Dashure Altair Character Portrait: Hiro Yamashashi Character Portrait: Haruta Kei Character Portrait: Kimiko Character Portrait: Griswald Altair Character Portrait: Dr. Tadoshi Character Portrait: Sukoshi Kaminari Hotaru Character Portrait: Kinjuro Satori Character Portrait: Kokurai

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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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Character Portrait: Kimiko Character Portrait: Kinjuro Satori

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As Kimiko watched the events unfolding before her she let out a loud gasp and her hands flew to her mouth. She had manged to push her way to where she could see what was happening. Kinjuro and Kokurai were fighting and by the time she had arrived there she was too late to stop it. Kokurai exploded in a blast of bright light, causing Kimiko to wince. Then she heard Kinjuro's contact with the far wall. The white haired girl, Suki? Charged toward Kokurai and began helping him.

Kimiko felt her heart beating in her ears, she couldn't really control it but she felt her body start running toward Kinjuro. She knelt beside him and held his small body in her arms. Why would these cruel people do this to Kinjuro. . . He was only a child. Suddenly a bunch of nurses came rushing to Kinjuro, they took him from her with little resistance as Kimiko was in a bit of shock. From far away she heard her own voice whisper to Kinjuro as she ran alongside the nurses all the way to the Medical Wing.

"I'm sorry. . . I couldn't protect you like I promised. . . I will do better Kinjuro. I swear." Then the nurses disappeared with him, not allowing her to go any further. She understood and stood alone in the small room that led into where Kinjuro was. Helpless. Her shadow powers weren't as aggressive as Kinjuro's, they could be offensive but unlike the boy, Kimiko had more of a defensive capability. She looked down at her hands, if only she had been there in time to help him. Then it would only be that damned light-wielder Kokurai who was hurting like this.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mora Character Portrait: Dashure Altair Character Portrait: Hiro Yamashashi Character Portrait: Haruta Kei Character Portrait: Kimiko Character Portrait: Griswald Altair Character Portrait: Dr. Tadoshi Character Portrait: Sukoshi Kaminari Hotaru Character Portrait: Kinjuro Satori Character Portrait: Nazuro Hitsugaya

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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.