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Takami Ito

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

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❝While I do not always enjoy what I do, I will reach my goals without fail. If this requires me to kill then so be it. I have seen a lot of people die in my day. A few more dead bodies don't really effect me.❞
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||Speech Color red||✦||Thought Color grey||

Faceclaim || Kiritsugu Emiya || Fate/Zero


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β–ΊNameβ—„
Takami Ito

β–ΊAgeβ—„
43

β–ΊGenderβ—„
male

β–ΊHeightβ—„
5'9"

β–ΊWeightβ—„
165 lbs

β–ΊTypeβ—„
Head Scientist Assistant

β–ΊPhysical Descriptionβ—„
Takami is a 43-year-old male who can mostly be seen wearing a black suit and trench coat. On his left ring finger he also wears a wedding ring. His face is blank and his eyes are vacant. He's pretty well built for his age which is mostly thanks to his past. Due to his past, he also has a few ugly scars. One of these scars can be found on his upper right arm and the others are mostly on his torso. Keiji stands around 5'9" and weighs about 150 pounds.

When he was little, he used to wear loose clothing. His shining eyes in combination with his tanned skin used to make him look quite cheerful. This however rapidly changed as he got older.
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β–ΊPersonalityβ—„
|Cold ☬ Concealing ☬ Distant ☬ Efficient ☬ Serious|

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Born and raised in a prestigious family of elite doctors and scientists, Takami's life was pretty much decided at birth already. Even though he was born in Japan, his parents decided almost instantly after his birth to move to Australia. This was because they had gotten a call from quite the important client who lived here. They were to move immediately. Takami was supposed to lead quite the peaceful life here but things like that rarely go as planned. He was home schooled by his parents because his parents believed that the education system was at a far too low level for an Ito. The teachings he received were hard and at a high level but due to this, it didn't take that long for Takami to learn the basics. You wouldn't expect less from such a prestigious family. Like this, the first 7 years of his life went fairly normal. Unfortunately, there suddenly was an uprising in Australia. For some reason Takami didn't understand at the time, a huge chunk of the population decided that they wanted to overthrow the current government and this soon escalated into a civil war. Takami's mother would soon be the first of his family to fall victim to this war.

One day Takami woke up to a familiar scream downstairs. He rushed down only to see one of the most horrible scenes you can imagine. Takami's father had killed his mother. Shot down through the head, the lifeless body of his mother lay down on the ground. His father still holding the gun pointed at her before finally letting go of it and bolting out of the house when he noticed that Takami had entered the room. The sudden shock of seeing his mother die just like that caused Takami to collapse.

An hour or 2 after his collapse, he woke up again. Confused by the actions of his father, he desperately searched around the house for answers. It didn't take long for the sound of an angry mob approaching could be heard. For some reason, the mob of angry people associated the Ito family with the government. At first, Takami didn't understand why they were so mad at them but while he dug through the stuff of his late mother, he came to the realization that she was actually leading a project which consisted of human experimentation. Takami now understood why the people were so mad at the Ito family and maybe this was the reason why his father killed his mother. Maybe his father didn't approve of this. Still Takami was furious. He headed to the room where he found the body of his mother, said his last farewell to her, took the gun his father used to kill his mother and just in time ran away from the home before the angry mob arrived at his house and started burning it down. Takami would have his revenge!

A few weeks passed since his mother dead. He tried tracking down his father but up until now he didn't have much luck with this task. He also had to try and stay alive, which was far harder than he originally would have thought when he still used to live with his parents. Suddenly being thrown in the life of the poor was hard on him but he somehow managed to survive long enough before he finally found his father. By dumb luck, he saw his father passing by him in a busy street and by tailing him all the way to his new home, Takami could finally have his revenge. He waited till it was late at night before finally entering the house through an open window and shooting his father down.

Apparently however, Takami wasn't the only one who tried to assassinate his father. Soon after he shot his father down, a tall beautiful woman with brown long hair who was wearing glasses and all black clothing rushed inside. She was holding a gun herself ready to shoot any threats in the room but was soon surprised to see that her target was already eliminated. She mumbled some German words before addressing the young boy and asking him about his name. After learning that Takami was actually an Ito himself, the woman explained that she was working for a secret underground organization located in Germany and that she wanted to take the boy in. Having a recruit with no ties to others whatsoever is apparently quite hard to find. They would travel for Germany this evening.

Once in Germany Takami was exposed to several years of harsh training. They wanted to make him an assassin and they would succeed. His mentor was the woman who took him in. As the years passed he began to see this woman more and more as some sort of replacement mother. Maybe the reason for that was because she actually really acted like a mother towards him. Well, that is when they weren't training anyways.

Once Takami reached the age of 18, he was sent on his first solo assassination mission. Before this one, he would normally partner up with his mentor but this time he would have to do it alone. Unexpectedly he showed great results which caused him to be sent on the more advanced missions where he once again showed great promise. Now that the organization realized his skill, they would be sure to use it as they saw fit, sending him around the whole world to take out high priority targets.

Something unexpected happened when he was 23 however. He was sent on a mission to kill a woman who was supposedly the daughter of a powerful politician in Russia. The organization wanted to hurt the man and make him resign from his political position without actually killing him as this would be too suspicious. This was however supposed to be a message to the dad of the female target so Takami was supposed to kill her as brutally as possible. He had done more missions like this one but he never really liked it. Just killing someone swiftly without any pain was already bad enough but these brutal kills were the worst. Yet a mission is a mission. With a knife in his hand, Takami sneaked inside the building were the target should be.

When he entered the bedroom of the target Takami was quite unexpectedly startled to see that the woman was actually still awake and that she was just vacantly staring at him. For some reason this woman didn't shout for help, she just stared at him. As he closed in on her he noticed how beautiful she actually was. She had silver hair and looked about as old as him. It truly was a shame that he had to kill her. He never wished for this life. It was all because of that one day when he was 7 years old. Suddenly a tear rolled down the cheek of the girl. Takami stopped as the girl spoke. "You look like you are in pain. I'm sorry." she said. This hit him like nothing before. He was actually in pain and this woman, without even considering her own safety, felt so much for someone who was about to kill her. It was after hearing those words that Takami decided that she wouldn't kill this woman. No, he would love and protect her.

Now that he deserted from the German organization to live with his love, he had to search for another profession. He remembered how his parents used to be scientists and remembered some of their teachings so he decided to go and study up again to become a scientist. For 15 years he lived happily with his love, even marrying her after a while. During these peaceful years, he achieved his doctoral degree in science. He was finally able to live a normal life again. Or so he had hoped.

At the age of 38 horror entered his life again. The German organization wasn't happy with his desertion and they wanted to take revenge for it. They sent a small squad of assassins to Takami's house to take him out. Due to a mistake on their part, they tripped the alarm of his home. Takami immediately took out his gun and prepared for combat, telling his wife to hide in the bedroom while he would go take care of this. The fighting took longer than you would expect. Bullets flew around the house but after what seemed to be like forever, Takami was finally victorious. Happy that he was able to defend his family he rushed back to the bedroom only to see a familiar bur horrible scene. His old mentor, who was like a mother to him, was standing before the lifeless body of his wife. Anger filled Takami again as he aimed at his mentor and shot her down. But this anger quickly faded and made way for silent sobbing. He had once again lost everything.

During the 5 years after his wife passed away, Takami made sure to do some damage to the organization. He killed every high ranked official that had something to do with the dead of his wife he knew of before he finally returned to his birthplace Japan. Recently he learned about some kind of project going on which seemed to be right up his scientific alley. He applied for a job and was lucky enough that the previous head scientist assistant recently quit. It seems like after all those years the fate that was pretty much decided when he was born in the Ito family finally caught up to him.


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+ Science
+ Smoking
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+ Wearing his favourite suit




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- Killing
- Traveling
- Wearing a lab coat
- Being reminded of his past




β–ΊFearsβ—„
☠ Forgetting his past
☠ Losing everything again
☠ Seeing that horrible scene again



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β–ΊAbilitiesβ—„
Due to his past, Takami can handle himself quite well in a fight. He is experienced in both long and short range combat. Because of his old profession, he also knows enough about torture without actually killing his victim. He used to travel all over the place so he is also able to talk multiple languages. As a scientist, he is also entirely capable and able to perform under a lot of stress. While he seems like a normal 43-year-old man, an experienced eye can possibly see that there is something odd about Takami and even come to the conclusion that he is far more dangerous than he seems to be at first. Yet normally he tries to hide this side of himself, acting as normal as he possibly can.



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It was late at night when Takami finally arrived in Japan. He hated traveling. It brought back memories of his far too horrible past. Yet he had no choice. A few days before this he had finally completed his revenge. One of the last officials of the organization had jumped off the roof of a small 9 story apartment. The papers in Germany covered how it was apparently a suicide. Takami knew better though. The real reason he jumped was because Takami was closing in on him and he just chose for the least painful dead. If he wouldn't have jumped Takami would have surely made him regret it with endless hours of torture so you really can't blame the guy. Still now that the last official Takami knew of is dead, he really felt empty. What would he do now with the rest of his life? It didn't take long for him to remember his late parents and the work they did. "Science huh." he thought. "I guess I am an Ito after all" He decided to move to Japan, his birthplace. Here he could start anew again. Find an interesting job and live the rest of his life peacefully.

Once in Japan he relatively quickly moved into a small apartment and went job hunting. At first, he came across a few boring jobs he felt he wasn't fitted for. Being a professor at some kind of high-class academy just didn't feel like something he could do. Just imagine him snapping at one of the students. It would be a disaster. No, he had to search for something more interesting. He remembered how his mother used to work on a project consisting of human experimentation. Now that would be something right up Takami's alley. Unfortunately for as far as he knew that was illegal. Or was it? It was not long after that he came across an odd project going on right now. "The Alloyed project." Takami mumbled while he stared at the screen of his laptop, reading word for word what this project was about. It surely seemed interesting and he was in luck today. Apparently the previous head scientist assistant quit the job because he thought the practices of the job were immoral. The fact that the job was supposedly immoral only peaked Takami's interest even more. He would try and seek contact. He just knew he would be the perfect man for this job.

And just like that Takami was accepted for the job. He would have to start sometime tomorrow. It was strange though. The Alloyed project was all about people who supposedly had some kind of powers. He studied up on the materials provided and sent to him when they accepted him. Currently, there were 7 different types of Alloy. Pyros, Hydros, Geos, Aeros, Umbras, Photos and finally Gravitos. Depending on their type their powers and even their personalities would vary. Some could even be born sick or kill themselves when they get too emotional because of their type. The data screamed that the project was far from complete. Not that it mattered much to Takami. It would just be another challenge. When he read up on the countermeasures against a rampaging Alloy he found out that they are usually stopped by a high pitched noise which could only be heard by an Alloy. "They are just like a bunch of wild dogs." Takami thought. This didn't mean that he wouldn't take his own weapons with him however. You never know when a good old gun can come in handy after all. "Now let's see if they are tameable dogs." Takami thought while he made the final preparations for the job.

So begins...

Takami Ito's Story

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Character Portrait: Mora Character Portrait: Hiro Yamashashi Character Portrait: Haruta Kei Character Portrait: Sukoshi Kaminari Hotaru Character Portrait: Takami Ito

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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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Character Portrait: Hiro Yamashashi Character Portrait: Sukoshi Kaminari Hotaru Character Portrait: Takami Ito

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Suki's glow was brighter than usual as her energy pulsed. Her fists kept balling up at her sides which caused sparks to bounce off her body and dart in random directions. She kept reminding herself to breathe and she'd relax her hands which helped her glow to soften and the sparks stop. It wouldn't last more than a second or two before her mind would be drawn back to the room she had been barred from and her dear friend was facing the horrors Dr. Tadoshi had planned for him all alone. She grunted and her hands clenched into fists once more. She let out a frustrated sound and a small bolt of electricity came off of her body hot and bounced against the ceiling before hitting the wall and bouncing down to the floor.

Suki could feel her temper starting to slip from her control. Her starlight hair shifted as the energy traveled down each strand. She stared at her uncovered hands and saw the little zips of electrical light dance between her fingers and in the palms of her hands. She was losing control quickly. She had a terrible feeling. She didn't mind Dr. Tadoshi because he rarely ever handled her tests. It was no secret his feelings towards Kokurai and she knew he was going to take Kokurai's willing offer to submit and run with it.

A strangled sound emitted from her mouth but it was cut short as Hiro was pushed out of the room. She only had time to glance at him before a new voice pulled her attention away. An older man, she figured he looked to be in his late 30s, maybe early 40s, stood before them dressed in a sharp suit. She had never seen him before and was instantly wary. Her glow pulsed for a moment as she found some control over her power. "Who are you?" she asked bluntly without bothering to answer him.

She flexed her hands and a rather large and nasty spark jumped from her fingers and narrowly missed the stranger. Her eyes widened and she quickly stuck her hands on either side of her ribs and quickly pressed her arms in tightly. "I'm sorry!" she didn't want to hurt this man even if she felt uneasy with him. She let out a frustrated sound. She could feel the energy stirring restlessly in her and realized it was in response to Kokurai. He was uneasy.

She looked over her shoulder and the locked door and her glow pulsed once more. Something was terribly wrong and she couldn't stop it.

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Character Portrait: Hiro Yamashashi Character Portrait: Sukoshi Kaminari Hotaru Character Portrait: Takami Ito

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Hiro glared at Kokurai as he pushed him and Suki away. Where did he get off acting all cool and sacrificing himself for them? Even he knew that Tadoshi hated the older alloy. He managed to calm himself enough so things weren't blowing up around him, but he was still pissed off. he hated this place. He didn't know what it was like to live anywhere else, but he still hated it. He wished he could escape.

He frowned as Kinjuro walked past him. This wasn't good. Whatever Tadoshi had planned that involved him and Kokurai wasn't going to be pretty at all. When he saw the stranger, he crossed his arms and refused to answer him for a moment. He was probably another doctor and Hiro was sick of dealing with them today. He glared at 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 hulman," he said bitterly. Noticing Suki's actions, he turned to her and tried smiling at her.

"Kokurai's tough. The old man can't hurt him.

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Character Portrait: Mora Character Portrait: Hiro Yamashashi Character Portrait: Haruta Kei Character Portrait: Sukoshi Kaminari Hotaru Character Portrait: Takami Ito

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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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Character Portrait: Hiro Yamashashi Character Portrait: Sukoshi Kaminari Hotaru Character Portrait: Kinjuro Satori Character Portrait: Kokurai Character Portrait: Takami Ito

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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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Character Portrait: Hiro Yamashashi Character Portrait: Sukoshi Kaminari Hotaru Character Portrait: Kinjuro Satori Character Portrait: Kokurai Character Portrait: Takami Ito

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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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Character Portrait: Hiro Yamashashi Character Portrait: Kano Mizushima Character Portrait: Kimiko Character Portrait: Sukoshi Kaminari Hotaru Character Portrait: Kinjuro Satori Character Portrait: Kokurai Character Portrait: Takami Ito

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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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Character Portrait: Mora Character Portrait: Hiro Yamashashi Character Portrait: Haruta Kei Character Portrait: Kimiko Character Portrait: Dr. Tadoshi Character Portrait: Sukoshi Kaminari Hotaru Character Portrait: Takami Ito

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

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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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Character Portrait: Mora Character Portrait: Dashure Altair Character Portrait: Haruta Kei Character Portrait: Griswald Altair Character Portrait: Dr. Tadoshi Character Portrait: Takami Ito

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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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Dr. Tadoshi felt a tinge of remorse as Kinjuro was wheeled away. He had not expected Kokurai to fight so valiantly or so explosively. He was going to be extremely upset if there was any permanent damage done to his favorite patient. He waited and kept his eyes trained on Suki as she was trying to regain her strength. She was white as a sheet and her body was shaking from the exertion and shock of expending so much energy. Her face had been full of hope when they had wheeled Kokurai away. He knew she was praying for his recovery.

She moved at an agonizingly slow pace and Dr. Tadoshi made a mental not to not send her to any experiments over the next few days so she could fully recover. He had new and grand plans in mind for her but he wanted to insure that she was in optimum health and functionality before he put anything to the test.

Takami seemed eager enough for the work. Dr. Tadoshi was hoping that he would work out better than his last assistant. His last assistant had been a disappointment. The woman was incredibly talented in her field but she had started to develop compassion and pity for the alloys. Dr. Tadoshi had her fired before she could cause any damage that would set back their research.

Dr. Tadoshi turned from the shattered window as one of the medical staff rushed into the room. He listened carefully as the doctor explained the extent of Kokurai's injuries. Interesting. He thought mildly. It seemed Suki had managed to bring Kokurai's body back to life, but so far his mind was trapped somewhere else. Perhaps Kokurai was dead after all and all that remained was the empty husk of his body.

"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." He confirmed and then dismissed the doctor. Once the man had walked away he turned his attention once more to Takami. "Have you received a tour of the facilities yet?" Dr. Tadoshi rarely involved himself in such trivial tasks, but Takami was his assistant and they'd be working very closely together. He wanted to make sure the younger man knew every inch of the building as well as give him advance warning of the trouble makers among the alloys.

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Character Portrait: Mora Character Portrait: Dashure Altair Character Portrait: Haruta Kei Character Portrait: Griswald Altair Character Portrait: Dr. Tadoshi Character Portrait: Takami Ito

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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.