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Haru Tanaka

"'Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me...'"

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a character in “The Demons Inside”, as played by Rhianoue

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"Y'know, you guys are kind of like family now. Just... don't be like my sister, please?"

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FULL NAME
      Haru Tanaka

AGE
      18

GENDER
      Male

CLASS
      Aria

SEXUALITY
      Heterosexual

NATIONALITY
      1/2 Japanese 1/2 English


"Even if I can't be up there in the line of fire, I'll be defending everyone from the back."


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HEIGHT
      6'1

WEIGHT
      142 lbs

HAIR COLOR
      Black

EYE COLOR
      Dark Grey

SKIN TONE
      Fair

GENERAL APPEARANCE
      Haru, being an eighteen-year-old young man, isn't exactly the strongest person on the world. In fact, he has little to no strength at all - last time he tried to hold a knight's sword, he toppled over. Yes, literally. His arms are weak, even though they may not look it. If people ask him to carry something, he'll often be reluctant, make an excuse that way he didn't appear weak to them without any reason. To put it simply, Haru only wanted to be a doctor or an aria, so he never worked on getting his strength up. He worked his mind to memorizing anything and everything possible. He's incredibly thin since he can't eat very much, and unlike some guys who'd rather show off their muscles and abs, he'd rather keep his ribs to himself. Haru has fair-colored skin from staying inside so often (besides the occasional 'trips' he takes with his siblings) and shaggy black hair he usually doesn't brush since it never stays in place. And it'd look unusual if he tried to make it neat. He's a fan of wearing traditional kimonos of the sort, being raised on the country side, but occasionally will wear the school uniform when he must.



"C-Come on, you don't have to get so close! Hey! That's my brush! W-Wait! Slow down guys!"


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PERSONALITY
      ✦ Easily Flustered ✧ Mature ✦ Paternal ✧ Protective ✦

      Haru is well known for the types of faces he makes. He has an unusual habit of over exaggerating with his emotions, specifically embarrassment and surprise. Speaking of which, it doesn't take much to get his cheeks to go pink. He's easily flustered from a number of things - girls, compliments, kids, heat, and a whole lot more. He stutters often when embarrassed and all that maturity of his plummets because he can't handle someone getting close to him.

      Of course, being an adult now, Haru's felt some sort of maturity come over him, especially now that he's taken on the role of being an aria. He likes to consider himself the 'group leader' of Minerva, even though such a role doesn't exist. Since he has a whole, gigantic family back at his own him, he's gotten used to feeling that some part of him is paternal to them, including his own teammates. He takes care of them and occasionally, may accidentally call them by the name of his own siblings or treat them that way, despite them all being relatively close in age. Some people he knows reminds him of his siblings, and sometimes may get on his nerves but no matter what, once he deems someone family, he'll become absolutely protective of them.

      Being raised by a sick mother and having to raise his three siblings on his own, Haru knows that he wouldn't let any of his family go. He'd throw himself in danger to protect them, and that's what his teammates have become to him along with a few outside that circle. He's very protective and even if he isn't always confident in himself, he'll do anything and everything to keep them safe and happy.

      Despite being an aria, Haru doesn't have very much confidence in himself, actually. He criticizes himself more often than he should and puts him at the lowest part of the food chain. He's the type of person to always question if people really like him or if he's been doing good enough, and sometimes a little reassurance can keep him going for the day. On the other hand, if he's in the middle of a battle, his aria skills won't fail. It's only outside his exorcist job that he's not confident.




      "Please don't tease me anymore... There's a lot of things I have to do and I can't have any more d-districtions..."


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LIKES
      ✦Sweets - Haru has a sweettooth that he desperately tries to keep a secret which means sneaking things behind his team's back just because he's so embarrassed by it.
      ✧Writing - Often, people will find Haru with his nose in a book. It either means he's studying more scriptures or just simply writing. What he's writing, no one's known yet - he keeps it a very good secret.
      ✦His Family - Haru may sometimes brag about how great his family is, usually about his siblings. Or usually he's talk about how bad they are and how they misbehaved daily back in the day. Either way, it's obvious how much he cares for them (And this includes his team too, who he considers family).
      ✧Art - He can't draw anything for his life, but looking at other people as they sketch or going to a museum peaks his interest.
      ✦Traditional Clothing - Seeing how he was born on the country side of Japan, he's used to wearing more traditional-like clothing. Normal clothes, including the school uniform, makes him a bit uncomfortable.
DISLIKES
      ✦Anything Heavy - His weak little noodle arms can't carry anything heavier than twenty pounds at most, sadly.
      ✧Chocolate - Anything sweet he'll eat and hide. Except chocolate. It makes him feel sick.
      ✦Winter - The sound of cicadas, the blazing sun, sight of the sunset always gets him in the summer. Winter is the exact opposite, and it's not his favorite season.
      ✧School Uniforms - He had to wear them as he grew up, and it was absolutely horrible. He felt uncomfortable, everything was too tight, to close to his skin and all together, he wouldn't stop squirming during class. He still doesn't, when he's forced to wear the uniform.
      ✦Being Embarrassed - It happens on a daily basis, his face flushing red or pink, but that doesn't mean he's used to the humiliation.



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TALENTS
      ✦Writing - Maybe being an aria rubbed off on him since he's now a pretty decent writer.
      ✧Chanting - Despite that lack of confidence, Haru will hardly break focus in a fight.
      ✦Photographic Memory - Haru has spectacular photographic memory. He can read through a book once and remember almost every word. It's how he became such a good aria.
      ✧Patient - With those siblings of his at home, waking him up at six in the morning, dragging him around the house, yelling every minute, pulling at his hair playfully... it's hard for him to grow irritated or run out of patience with those three devils back at home.
      ✦Protective - He'll have trouble defending himself, maybe stutter, grow red in the face, but when it comes to protecting someone else, be it family or friend, he's not afraid to get defensive.

FLAWS
      ✦Protective - And of course, getting defensive can lead to problems sometimes, if he goes overboard by accident. One time an old man offended his sister, and Haru punched him right in the face. It was an old man. With a cane. Of course he regretted it later.
      ✧Unconfident - Outside battle and aside from protecting others, Haru had nearly no self confidence. He's scared to show his body, sometimes afraid of saying the wrong thing, or being someone others don't think he is. In some sense, he's a little shy, even if people don't always notice this about him.
      ✦Perfectionist - Haru is a hardcore perfectionist. If something is out of place by a little bit, he'll start freaking out.
      ✧Fatigued - Almost always, Haru is fatigued. He can't sleep well. He doesn't eat much. He never stops working, so he's constantly tired and unable to regain that rest he so desperately needs.
      ✦Weak - Chicken arms. Chicken legs.

FEARS
      ✦Dark - Childish, isn't it? Back at home, if he needed to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night and couldn't take anything to bright up the area, he'd wait until the morning. And it's not because he's afraid of demons. He's afraid of the boogey monster.
      ✧Bugs - Haru isn't a big fan of bugs. At all. If a beetle flies to close to his face, he might spring backwards, cry out, or run away. It'd be worse if it landed on his body... god... what expressions people'd get out of that will hopefully remain a mystery, for his sake.
      ✦Losing His Family - Since Haru only thinks his family and team likes him, he's afraid of losing them. He holds them dear to him, even if he doesn't express is all the time, and would break if even one of them were taken away.



"Those three little devils... They're my family back at my home in the country. My team is my family here, at True Cross, and they're just as important."



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BIO
      Haru's life is relatively normal. Well, he says it's normal. He's one of four siblings, all three which are triplets and eight years younger than him, a dad who abandoned them once Haru was born and a mother suffering from cancer. He doesn't think it's a very special or different life from anyone else's, and despite all the hardships he has to face, like taking care of his siblings, working, going to school, and caring for his mother. He tries his best though, to help them all, as much as possible while trying to balance the aspect of getting a proper education and working to pay the bills, even if they're not that much because they live in the country.

      That was the past - struggling to keep his job, study all night long, stress over the future, all while trying to keep up that smile in front of his siblings. Everyday was tiring and full of nonstop work. It was waking up at five in the morning, making a quick breakfast while the kids were asleep, go to school, come back and make something quick, head off to work until late at night, return and tuck the kids in, and then stay up until midnight studying and finishing his homework. There was no escaping it, and as much as he loved his troublesome siblings, it was such a work every day to do the same thing. It began to wear down on his body as he found there was less and less time to take care of himself. It was definitely an undesirable life, and it was only after he joined True Cross that he was give a more stress-free life.

      They offered to pay the bills so he wouldn't have to worry about his job, and at the same time, an old friend also offered to watch over the kids in his absence. Never had he felt so relieved, so much of that heavy weight lifted off his bruised and sore shoulders. It took a while to adjust to the life at True Cross, but eventually, he began to grow used to everything new, including the people, the clothing, and just the plain fact that demons existed, despite him having seen some in the past. Now, he aims to work his hardest to make a difference in the world, and sometimes, stray away from that daily schedule, as much as he freaks out about it if it messes up. Because before, he never had any time to do anything. Now, there's so many things to do that it's almost overwhelming.


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Yeah. His life is great.

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So begins...

Haru Tanaka's Story

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Character Portrait: Rhea Sato Character Portrait: Athena Usagi Character Portrait: Kyo Zero Character Portrait: Dores Barroso Character Portrait: Atsuko Gensou Character Portrait: Haru Tanaka Character Portrait: Chiko Benjiro Character Portrait: Feodore Rudo Character Portrait: Chun Li Character Portrait: Karin Onishi Character Portrait: Botan Ugaki Character Portrait: Raburadōru Nisemono Character Portrait: Akiba, Ashitaka Character Portrait: Petasus Demens Character Portrait: Pavel Emmittson Character Portrait: Anzhela Kotov Character Portrait: Kardos Nellian Character Portrait: Niko Vasiliev Character Portrait: Roman Aichi Character Portrait: Chikanori Character Portrait: Inori Sandy
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True Cross is no longer as safe as it once was before. After the incidents of demons cutting loose and attacking students and teachers, security has been strengthened, yet daily classes still go on. Not too much has changed except for the slightly altered subjects and number of fully-fledged exorcists who watch each and every student with absolute caution. Anyone of them could be a demon in disguise, whether they be good or bad. It's not a situation where anyone can let their guards down. Even the teachers are being suspected. Teams have been created to ensure safety and to superiors can watch over students and observe them. Each team is separated into a different activity for the day to put their exorcist skills to the test, even though they just might not realize it just yet...

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Location: A dark, closed-off forest near by True Cross used for practice missions.

Team Members:
-Pavel Emmittson
-Roman Aichi
-Rhea Sato
-Chiko Benjiro
-Feodore Rudo

Description: Team Aries has been assigned the task of scouting through the forest for a teacher who had recently gone missing. The forest looks normal enough, despite the darkness from the trees hiding the sun and unusual lack of any animal life, but besides that, normal forest. There don't seem to be any demons near by either until the students see a body walk towards them in the distance. Then, it catches fire and turns into a creature that had never been seen before.

Control Over Enemy: Anyone in the group may write the actions of the enemy!





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Location: One of the class rooms in the academy. Currently located on an empty, cleared out floor.

Team Members:
-Atsuko Gensou
-Athena Usagi
-Dores Barroso
-Karin Onishi
-Botan Ugaki

Description: Classroom 2-B hasn't been used in years. The whole floor is completely empty from renovations that began to take place, but mysteriously stopped. Yet Team Olympus is called there by a new teacher for their class to take place for the day. Except... something's off about this teacher. She gives off an aura unlike a regular humans, and the moment all the students seat themselves, a sinister look passes over this teacher's face. Clearly, what she has planned for this lesson isn't like any other...

Control Over Enemy: Anyone in the group may write the actions of the enemy!





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Location: Old, ruined building behind the academy. Currently has three floors though the two off ground level aren't stable.

Team Members:
-Akiba Ashitaka
-Kardos Nellian
-Chun Li
-Chikanori
-Haru Tanaka

Description: It's been said that a kid has been messing about with the left over items and rotten furniture in an old building that originally was for younger students to train in. Team Minerva has been told to check it out and find the kid who's been causing all the trouble. Except, the moment they walk through the doors, they find that it suddenly locks behind them, leaving them with no escape, as a tricky shadow lurks over the barely-lit walls.

Control Over Enemy: Anyone in the group may write the actions of the enemy!





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Location: Basement of a dirty classroom that hasn't been used in years. Completely dark with bits of storage here and there.

Team Members:
-Niko Vasiliev
-Anzhela Kotov
-Kyo Zero
-Petasus Demens
-Raburadōru Nisemono

Description: Beneath one of the unused classrooms of True Cross Academy lies a basement containing old items used in the past for training and learning in classes. Strange noises - moaning, crying, screaming - has been echoing down from there, and who's better to take care of a mysterious noise than a mysterious group? Team Dolos will go inside the basement and locate the source of the abnormal sounds. They'll soon realize it's not a single demon causing the ruckus - it's more than a dozen, all multiplying, growing, and living there in the silence.

Control Over Enemy: Anyone in the group may write the actions of the enemy!

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Character Portrait: Haru Tanaka Character Portrait: Chun Li Character Portrait: Akiba, Ashitaka Character Portrait: Kardos Nellian Character Portrait: Chikanori
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"What?" Kardos looked away from the textbook about the anatomy of standards demons. It was an interesting ready yet he responded to the message he recieved. A mission? It's about time we get to breath some fresh air, and the team will finish it in no time.
The upper classman tamer rises out of his bed barely adjusting his hair, though he brought his dagger and summoning materials. "Things at truecross have been very tense lately, hopefully we can find the source of this evil." Kardossaid thinking aloud, he knew this mission could be dangerous, so he would be sure to bring his game. Kardos took an hour summoning a few smaller pets for protection. "Well perhaps I should go find mom."

Kardos stashed his books in his school bag and headed out of his dorm. He saw many cameras and guardsmen give him looks several times requiring him to state his buisness. Kardos was sick of how things were, but there isn't much he could have done. He usually wasn't someone to go search for his team but today he didn't want to wait around he hadn't been outside for months. Who knows maybe finding this boy will be easy after all. Anyway I need to find Akiba she usually knows where the rest of the team is or Haru better as mom #2. He enjoyed how close the group had become, they had two family figures, two strong yet silent folk, and a loud mouth to balance it all out. While Kardos doesn't really enjoy how loud Chikanori is he is still family and a good person. "Whithout one member we are not nearly as strong, we use each others strength in coordination, she might be modest about but Akiba is the leader." He then gently bumped into someone dropping the book he had started reading in the middle of his little walk. He looked up and a small smile found it way on his face. "Hello Akiba."

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Character Portrait: Haru Tanaka Character Portrait: Chun Li Character Portrait: Akiba, Ashitaka Character Portrait: Kardos Nellian Character Portrait: Chikanori
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Gosh! Kids these days, they didn't seem to understand to not go messing around in places like that, did they? They loved to worry everyone and touch everything, it was an amazement most of them lived passed nine... But then again, it was all in the parents and how they raised them.

When Ashitaka had officially gotten word of the mission, it was from Chikanori's text message split seconds after she had finished her own dosage of studying. While she might of not been a Knight, Tamer, or a Dragoon and didn't know how to exactly fight like a champ, she had always made sure to be that of a capable Doctor. Even if it required nights without any sleep, Ash always tried her hardest to stay at the top of her game. It was just... the matter of how she eventually went about it on the field.

She stayed in the back most days, observing and watching the demon's movements, jumping in when absolutely needed. After all, it was more or less technology that helped her defend herself, much less anyone else. Her choice of weapon did have it's perks though. At least that was one of the things her father had managed to do right at the time of creation, it even worked better then she originally thought it would. Consider it like a bug zapper, just made for beings of larger, demonic nature.

Letting out a sigh, Ash stretched as she raised from her chair, shutting her medical book and gently putting it back into her bag. Besides some... intense medical supplies, she had the basics. Band-aids, bandages, sprays, creams, needle and thread, and a few more cases just in case of exceptionally terrifying scenarios. If anyone had even allergies, somehow Ash had it covered. She just... hated being under prepared, especially when the certain loud-mouth albino had a tendency to be a bit reckless.

Slinging the bag back around her shoulders, Ashitaka had made her way to the building's general location, not even taking more then two steps outside when she felt herself bumped into. Turning around, Ashitaka flashed a brief smile as she nodded towards Kardos, bending down and scooping up the book for him. "Hey, I was just heading to the building. How are you?" Ashitaka asked as she began handing back her comrade's book, all while Ash nudged her head as if to signal they better get moving.

If they weren't quick, chances were that child could get hurt, and it wasn't a scene she'd be pleased finding. Especially when it came to old buildings. Hopefully Haru and Chun-Li were already there ahead of time with Chikanori, just so they would be able to jump into action if the kid started calling for help.

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Haru was up early in the morning as usual. It was a habit from when he lived on the country side, and as much as he wished he got the extra sleep, it was simply impossible to do with the schedule being hardwired in his head. So he woke up around four in the morning, when it was still completely dark, and got ready for the school day.

Despite having cook meals for his siblings a few years ago, he wasn't the best chef. In fact, he was lucky to have no burned anything back then. For his breakfast, he attempted to fry his fish, but it ended up being burnt. Still, he was used to the rule of not wasting anything and ate it anyways, as horrible as it tasted... Afters, he left his siblings a phone call. They were never awake until around six in the morning, and by then, it was already five, so he left message before pulling out his books. It wasn't very often that he'd be able to visit them anymore, so he had to make do with phone calls.

Being a member of Minerva, he had that thirst for knowledge, even if he wasn't going insane over it. He loved to learn, but he wasn't going to spend all his free time just studying. Occasionally, if he felt he needed to be a better asset to his team, he's spend hours pouring over scriptures and texts from the bible, memorizing them. He was capable of doing that much with his photographic memory, which made him a capable aria, though if he never acknowledged it. Studying daily was apart of his morning routine - if he had extra time, he'd spend it memorizing more passages, short and long, and then reciting them off of the top of his head. He'd need it if his team got into any pinch where he'd have to think fast.

Once it was around school time, he changed into that... ungodly uniform they had to wear. Haru was always one for tradition wear like yukatas and kimonos. They were soft and more comfortable than the tight shirts and pants the guys had to wear at True Cross. He tried wearing his clothes from home, but was called off after his first week of breaking the rules. Eventually though, the feeling became more natural, not that he enjoyed it still, but to stay at the academy, he'd have to deal with it a few hours a day.

After getting changed, he headed straight for the building where him and his team would be doing their mission. Haru wasn't sure how he'd react to a dark old building. Specifically the dark part. Haru didn't like the dark. It was childish, but still an actual phobia of his. Demons were scary, true, but the darkness was much worse in his opinion.

Just thinking about it made him shiver.

In his hands was a large book with various bookmarks and folded pages, more than could count at first glance. He didn't really need any of it since most as by memory, but one could never be too cautious. He was reading the pages, flipping to the next page after briefly reading through the passages. He wasn't watching where he was moving though, and it was only when he heard a voice that he lifted his eyes from the pages.

"Man..and here I was thinking that this could've been easy for all of us.."

Haru looked up to find Chun Li, Minerva's knight, observing the building ahead of the two. Before saying his greetings, Haru looked up at it too, and felt no better about the task given to them. 'W-What kid would want to play in here?' He thought and finally walked up towards Chun Li and said, "Good morning..." He gave her his usual, respectful nod of his head, as if it were a casual bow. "How long have you been here? It's still a bit early, and where's everyone else?" Haru asked, looking left and right for any other of their team members, but found no one. Just that lonely, unstable building in front of the two.

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'Breathe, sweetie, it'll all be over soon...' A needle stabbed into his arm, tired vermilion eyes snapping to full awareness as he began to thrash. Silhouettes surrounded him, holding him down on some sort of cold, metal table as he was injected, hooked up, and shocked... and repeatedly, at that. It hurt, it burned... But he still couldn't remember what was next. To anticipation if his body would reject whatever they injected, whatever they were doing to him. As if he wondered if they poisoned him more then they already poisoned his soul.

Cliche, maybe, but it was when he felt the table collapse from under him, and the people and blinding lights of some sort of hospital lamp faded into the darkness. He was falling, drowning in the darkness that had become so warm and accustomed to him.
When he finally found himself suddenly being grabbed though, tugged up by God knows how many hands, he was wide awake, panting and sitting up quicker then they did in the movies.

It was another one of those dreams, and that was why he dreaded when the night actually came. Sleep might of been a source of salvation to some, but those dreams seemed horrible familiar, as if he had lived through them once with his very own eyes... It wasn't a thought he seemed to enjoy granting the freedom to roam wild in his head, in fear that it would cause more problems then it was worth. People hated him enough, and if he was to suddenly turn out to be some weak bastard? How ridiculous.

Like that would ever happen.

He found himself already going though his daily routine quicker then normal- maybe because he overslept by his standards. Teach brushed, guns at his side, and neck bandaged tightly to aid in concealing the unfortunate scar tissue and bulge that lurked beneath it. It wasn't that much longer he found out he had a mission, and with a quick sigh he shot out a text to Ash, the Doctor of his team. Chances were, she hadn't gotten the noises just yet.

Whatever.

It shouldn't of been such a pain, to do these things, but each time he had to go out, it was with two people he... mildly detested. The other two? They were funny, a constant entertainment for such a child-like attention span. That, and at least one of them was accepting for the few penis jokes he throw out there every now and again. The other, Haru, was typically the one he teased to no end when it was just the three of them. After this, he'd probably go and find Niko, or just end up tailing around Ashitaka like some sort of lost puppy until she found more pressing matters to attend too.

But... something didn't seem right. Why would a kid go mess around in a building like that? He had taken his fair share of walks when he could, even went inside the building out of curiosity before high-tailing it out of there like most. The building was basically a hazard to begin with. Blinking, he processed the scene before him as he finally showed up at the sight... Only Haru and Chun-Li?

Maybe his strides were just a bit too quick, but he didn't doubt for a minute Ashitaka and Kardos wouldn't be that far from showing up for long. "...Shit. It's too early for this sort of thing..." Nope. No greeting, no 'how are you', just... shit. The quicker the team got this done, the more of the day they'd end up having to themselves... And he supposed there was less of a chance the kid would get hurt. "Sorry it took so long. Overslept, but... Morning."

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It wasn't too long after Chun Li had finished her examination of the area in hopes she'd find the missing child that another person from her team had arrived at the site as well. Specifically speaking, that person was Haru, Minerva's Aria, although he had saw (or heard rather) her before she saw him.

"Good morning..." To be completely honest, it wasn't a good morning, for her at least. Sleeping in for half of the day, now that would be a very good morning. "How long have you been here? It's still a bit early, and where's everyone else?" That was a good question, how long had she been there? She had pretty much lost track of time trying to find the kid that had yet to show.

"I quite honestly don't know how long I've been here...ten minutes at the least? As for where everyone else is, I have no idea. As far as I know I was the first one here...maybe the others are making their way here? One thing that I do know is that there was pretty much no sign of the kid around here, they're probably still inside the building."

As she finished speaking, she turned around and glanced at her polearm which was leaning against the more stable part of the building. If she was lucky, she wouldn't have to use it today when brining the kid out, but she had the overwhelming feeling that wouldn't be the case.

Most would probably say that it was rather lazy of her, although that wasn't necessarily the case. If she had the option to forgo something without any major consequences—like training eighty percent of the time—that's exactly what she would do.

"Lazy" just wouldn't be the right word, as she does do things that would be considered "mandatory", but pretty much avoids doing anything else that she doesn't have to do. Which pretty much explains why she was so bothered about having to drag some kid out of a dilapidated building. This whole situation could've been avoided if the kid didn't go around nosing in places they shouldn't be, or if the parents actually watched the kid.

Soon after Haru had arrived that Minerva's Dragoon, Chikanori, had also decided to show up as well, although rudely not saying to her nor Haru. "...Shit. It's too early for this sort of thing...". Now that was probably one of the few things that ever came out of Chikanori's mouth that Chun Li could actually agree with for once. She would've much preferred to stay inside her dorm and sleep for half the day, although she was never one to complain out loud about those types of things. "Sorry it took so long. Overslept, but... Morning." The apology wasn't really warranted, given two of the members of their team have yet to have shown up. They wouldn't be able to start the mission without them, especially given that one of their missing members was the Docter...
I'm actually quite angry right now, I had written about 654 words for this post, but as soon as I tried to post it the site had logged me out and I couldn't find the post again in my history. This has happened several times before and at this point it's just infuriating tbh.

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"Words are wind yet cut deeper than a knife, so treat your friends with kind actions and save your tongue for your enemies."

Kardos eyes fluttered from his book on the ground to Ash then back to the book, that was now in her hands. He nodded his small grin reforming, always taking care of the team. "Doing good. Ready to go to this building? Got your bag I see." Kardos attempted to make small talk while walking beside his teams doctor, he motioned to her bag. Then Kardos decided he was done talking, he would only ramble like an idiot if he continued. "I think everyone else will be there, we should hurry don't want to be late."

Kardos began to read through the mission again, he vaguely heard talking that probably was Ash but gee was already focused in. Boy playing in an abandoned building, he could be in danger, or he could be the danger. As a tamer of his level Kardos has learned to expect anything and to be ready for it. Though the safety of the boy was the goal if he hurt one of the team he would feed the boy to his pets whiteout hesitation.
Speaking of his pets he whistled a sharp whistle looking up from his work and accidentally cutting off whatever As was saying. A large Raven with a wing span of about 10 feet then descended from the sky to land on a nearby tree branch "Report." He snappily ordered the bird that had blood red eyes revealing it as a demon. After some squaking Kardos dismissed the bird and turned to Ash. "Sorry about not listening to you but my scout says that there is some demon laying whithin the building, the others are there so we must be careful in how we conduct this mission as always." Kardos nodded towards Ash, then continued walking no longer super serious but still on guard.
Soon they were there, with a few glances around he identified the positions of the entire team. He had a calm looks on his face he began to recite his words under his breath. "I haven a bad feeling about this, just calling reinforcements." his body began to glow a light purple hue, he felt his blood leaving him as the purple glow left him. It stopped a few feet away from him and began to take shape until the glow faded. Then there stood one of his familiars. Kardos winced This being a strong humanoid demon it took him more energy and blood than he was ready to lose. He plopped on his butt, he gave the others a wave of his hand as to say. "Go ahead I'm fine."

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"I quite honestly don't know how long I've been here...ten minutes at the least? As for where everyone else is, I have no idea. As far as I know I was the first one here...maybe the others are making their way here? One thing that I do know is that there was pretty much no sign of the kid around here, they're probably still inside the building," Haru heard Chun Li say in response to his previous question.

"I see... They're probably on their way here. As for that kid," Haru looked up at the old building, "they're probably still making trouble in there. Lord... does he even know what could be living in there?"

The building looked so old and unstable... which wasn't surprising since it really was. There wasn't much to look at besides boarded up windows and doors, and when one wasn't covered, it was pitch black inside. It probably was dark....

Just the thought of darkness made Haru shiver. He absolutely hated the dark. Yeah, it was a childish fear, but he still had yet to get over it. 'How can a kid go in a place like this?' he thought while his hands clutched a bit tighter onto the large book he held. 'Now he's causing trouble for the rest of us... And we have to go in there to find him. Do the teachers even know if this is safe?'

By instinct, a few lines from the bible popped up into his head, as if he was practicing them silently to himself as he observed the building. Did he had anything that would create light? No... no... that would only work if there was a demon to exorcise, and few tamers had any demon able to bright light. Damn the dark. It always got in his way and there wasn't anything he could do about it half the time. 'Just... think of this as an opportunity to, ah... get used to it... or something...' Haru tried to optimistically think to himself, but it only made him more uncomfortable.

His thoughts were interrupted by a familiar voice belonging to Chikanori. "...Shit. It's too early for this sort of thing..."

Haru turned around and found their dragoon approaching the two from behind. "And a good morning you too, Chika..." He sighed. As expected from the gun-wielding albino, although Haru did had to admit that he was also feeling the same way, except he was keeping his thoughts quiet.

"Sorry it took so long. Overslept, but... Morning."

"At least you're here and ready," Haru acknowledged, shifting the book in his hands to a more comfortable position. The thing was heavy, incredibly heavy. He'd hoped it wouldn't slow them down in combat, if it came to that... "Now we're just waiting on Ash and Kardos to arrive and-" Haru paused when he heard footsteps approaching and saw the rest of their group join them. "Glad to see you guys showed up," he greeted while watching Kardos as he began to draw circles onto the ground.

"I have a bad feeling about this, just calling reinforcements."

"Good idea," Haru nodded, approaching the locked up and boarded door. Well, it was supposed to be, except that the boards had been torn off and the lock laid on the floor. "The kid's definitely in here, that's for sure. There might be more though..." His free hand reached out to open the door and when he did, the group was greeted with a wall of complete darkness. A malicious feeling radiated out of the opening of the building that sent shivers down Haru's spine as he turned around and sheepishly asked, "A-Anyone want to go in first?"

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Was small talk always this hard? It didn't matter, but it was clearly a bit stale. Maybe it was just because they hadn't spent enough time together yet. Letting out a small sigh, Ash tried to push the idea aside for now, a mild concern seeping into her mind. The one thing she didn't exactly like being the Doctor was watching her teammates hurt themselves. Especially Kardos. Those blood summonings just made her so.. uncomfortable. Almost as uncomfortable as Chikanori's blood coughing.

In the end though, she supposed there was nothing she could exactly do. They were the rulers of their own bodies, and she could only patch them up when the time called for it. It wasn't as if it would kill them... right?

No, no definitely not. She'd never let them do something so reckless, and neither would Haru. Chun-Li seemed to be the only one they didn't have to worry about quite so badly, so that was always a plus. She more or less just rambled about things she knew Kardos probably wouldn't hear, nor listen too as if to fill the awkward void.

"Sorry about not listening to you but my scout says that there is some demon laying whithin the building, the others are there so we must be careful in how we conduct this mission as always." When did they ever have an easy mission? Then again, a kid running inside a poor building? Typically even a six year-old child knew better then that.

"Well, that's no good." Ash replied swiftly, her pace picking up until her eyes locked on to the shape of their fellow teammates. Well, they... were a bit late. It wasn't until they approached closer to the building Ash took careful notice of everyone's condition. Haru looked fine, Chun-Li looked okay... and Chikanori looked like Chikanori, whatever that meant was up to general assumption. Ears picking up, just a tad, a soft smile spread across her face as she nodded towards Haru.

"Glad to see you guys showed up," It wasn't exactly like any of their teammates to leave each other in the dirt, or to just not show up in general. Deciding against a general, sassy joke, Ash just laughed it partially off with a wave.

"Sorry about that, guys." Drawing her attention to their Tamer, Ash felt that little smile go into a flat line.

"I haven a bad feeling about this, just calling reinforcements." The moment he summoned that humanoid creature however, that flat line expression had turned into a full-forced frown. Did they really need something that strong? Did he really need to waste that much energy? Spinning quickly to face him and walk over, the doctor held out her hand towards Kardos, offering to pull him up. Ashitaka could swear she could hear Haru saying something, and maybe she should of paid a bit more attention, but she was quick to turn her ears towards him before he was done speaking.

"The kid's definitely in here, that's for sure. There might be more though..." Ah, you'd got to be kidding her. Judging by the way everyone was saying it, there were officially jinxed. If she could reach that wooden board though, she would of knocked on it for every time she heard the word 'demon'. She was going to speak up when Haru continued after opening the door. "A-Anyone want to go in first?"

Aha, the way he stuttered was just purely adorable, though it could of just been Ash's inner crush speaking up. While she might of offered up to go in first, Ashitaka always had felt... a bit uncomfortable with being either first or last. It left openings to being attacked, surprise-wise, or head on. While she knew she was more then capable with holding her own, she just wasn't one to fight unless the situation actually called for it. Kardos, Chun-Li, and Chikanori were all more then capable of defending the team. And to be honest? So was Haru, he just... lacked a certain amount of confidence sometimes.

Nothing they couldn't help or work on, but she was more then glad that Chika had decided to step up to bat and take one for the team. "Haru, you're so adorable sometimes." Ash commented, looking back at Kardos before finally giving into her instincts. "Hey, you're okay, right?"


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"At least you're here and ready," Chikanori scoffed. Here? Yeah. Ready? Not exactly. He still felt so heavy, so tired. It wasn't like he couldn't work under these conditions, all things considering though. He had done it before, and he'd just do it again. Sleep and him weren't the best of friends as fair as anyone else knew. Last night? It was a fluke he didn't intend let happen so easily... But didn't the human body need like, eight hours of sleep? That had got to be the most stupidest rule they could of ever made up. Or discovered. Whichever it was, it was stupid. What was stupider was that Ashitaka seemed pretty firm on him getting it.

Mom and Mom number two were always a bunch of nagging, worrying Nancies, Kardos seemed to be always be sacrificing his fair share of blood for a bunch of useless abominations, and Chun-Li was that of the perfect knight from as far as he could tell. Strong and silent. And him? Well, he was just a weird-ass albino he played with guns.

Meh. No use crying over nonexistent milk. Needless to say, he wasn't exactly paying attention to them when the rest of the team began to show up. Just the surroundings, and the broken lock that lingered at the floor. Either someone had broken into the building before, or the kid had bolt cutters. But the boards were ripped off too... What was in there that the brat wanted so much?

Or had that always been there to begin with? Fuck, if it was a demon chances are they were getting smarter by not ripping the doors off the hinges. When Haru open the door though, with that stupid, stuttery stutter that just made Chikanori actually proud to be his friend for some reason. "A-Anyone want to go in first?"

"Move. I'll go first, dork." Chikanori scoffed, pushing his way into the bleak darkness as he glanced back before digging into his pocket and pulling out a flip-top lighter. "Stay close though, and watch your damn steps. I'm looking at you, Haru." It might of been soft, but the tone of voice definitely low, almost a bit like a dog on guard with people getting ready to trespass.

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The arrival of the two missing people from their team pretty much went unnoticed by Chun Li until one of them had spoken up. "I have a bad feeling about this, just calling reinforcements.". Ashitaka—or Ash, Minerva's Docter and Kardos, their team's Tamer, had shown up. 'Good, we can get this done and over with much sooner'. While the others were busy conversing, she grabbed her polearm. It wasn't anything out of the ordinary, she usually didn't speak much anyways.

She simply stood in the background, waiting for the team to be ready to go inside of the building and drag whatever kid that decided it was a good idea to hide in there. Personally, she didn't think they really needed 'reinforcements', but backup never hurt anyone. If anything, it stopped someone from getting hurt. "The kid's definitely in here, that's for sure. There might be more though..." Of course, there was always something else.

"A-Anyone want to go in first?" Haru stuttered as he held the door open that led into the ruined building. Chikanori stepped up first, "Move. I'll go first, dork." He took out a lighter before he continued, "Stay close though, and watch your damn steps. I'm looking at you, Haru." Kardos' demon lead Chikanori inside, and Chun Li followed suite. The building was barely lit by the lighter Chikanori held, but she supposed it was better than walking into absolute darkness.

Immediately, she noticed something that closely resembled a child sitting in a lone corner behind empty wooden crates. She slowed down her pace and kept her polearm behind her while she approached the child. "Hey, you okay there kid?", she said as she attempted to touch his shoulder, which seemed to be nonexistent as it felt as though nothing was there. Though the 'child' immediately stood up from its spot and ran away from Chun Li, up the stairs that lead to the unstable upper floor, and further into the ruined building. 'Perhaps it was just the shadow of the child?', she thought to herself as she glanced at where the child headed, although the thought itself wasn't logically sound. "We're going to have to head further into the building I suppose. This place isn't completely stable, so much sure you don't end up falling through the floorboards, okay?" she addressed to her team. She'd wait for Chikanori to head upstairs, as he was currently the only one with a source of light. Even though it wasn't very reliable, it was pretty much the only thing they had.

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"I'll set a perimeter around the building nothing gets in or out without me knowing first." Haru heard Kardos speak. His words were actually pretty reassuring, especially seeing how Haru wasn't exactly the most comfortable with darkness and demons and fighting, despite being an exorcist. Who'd have to fight. Demons. In the dark.

"Aha... That'd be nice, and comforting, and reassuring..." Haru let out a deep sigh of relief. Well, it'd be a bit more 'nice, and comforting, and reassuring,' because while that'd protect them from any intruders that didn't happen to be human... The real threat was inside, and this 'real threat' was supposed to be just a kid, yet there he was, an eighteen-year-old adult, standing outside an old-looking building, clutching his book like it was a pillow with arms and legs that shook faster than could be.

Haru watched as everyone went in before him, thankfully, since he was an absolute chicken and coward that wasn't afraid to admit it. As Ash passed by, he heard her say to him, "Haru, you're so adorable sometimes." Instantly, Haru's face went red. He felt even weaker before. 'A-Adorable?!' He thought with a dumb look on his face. 'W-What?!' A small, quiet shrieking noise left his tiny body that ended when Chika shoved right on past him.

That was the typical behavior from the team's dragoon, so it didn't surprise the aria, but it did get him out of his trance. "Move. I'll go first, dork. Stay close though, and watch your damn steps. I'm looking at you, Haru."

"I'll try... I-I'll try..." He whimpered and waited until everyone was in the building before taking his first step. He could sense the odd auras, hear the echoing from far down the broken hallways, seeing nothing but darkness around the small circle of light that Chika held through the form of a tiny lighter. 'W-What's something as small as that going to do for us!?' He thought, wishing he had brought a flashlight or something, at least something that could actually light the place up. His eyes were looking left and right cautiously, not so he'd be ready for something to come out so he could kill it, but instead just to be ready so not to let out a high pitched scream, which was definitely possible. He wasn't liking the vibes of the place, and it was freaking him out more than he thought.

"Hey, you okay there kid?"

Haru let out a terrified squeak when Chun Li spoke and he backed up at least five feet within the one second he had. He saw the child move and run away, and he wanted to scream and shout again, but by the time he felt the fear hit him a second time, the kid was gone. He calmed down, but the 'calm' that he felt was more like 'I want to scream at the top of my lungs like a twelve-year-old girl and go running away like a stereotypical anime girl.' Thankfully, he didn't do that.

"We're going to have to head further into the building I suppose. This place isn't completely stable, so much sure you don't end up falling through the floorboards, okay?" Chun Li advised to the ground. Haru gulped down the uncomfortable knot in his throat, feeling his heart pounding out of his chest. Out of all the places... all the missions they could have been assigned, they were given the one in the dark?! Which just happened to be one of Haru's greatest fears. The whole time he walked with the group, his legs were shaking and he was holding onto his book so tightly like a child. He could have just held someone's hand while they walked through, he was just that afraid.

"S-Should I start saying my lines? F-From the bible of something? Oh god if we run into that kid again..." Haru shook. "Ahh... I wish I was sick today... This is the worst mission..." He whimpered, his voice echoing faintly through the pure silence and darkness.

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xxxxxxxxxxAnother bell rings, another morning starts at True Cross Academy, the school for students training to hunt demons. Today, our group of twelve will be starting the day off with John Smith's class - the study of demons. Their teacher has a few things in store for his students today, mainly revolving around them summoning their own demons, studying them, before he gets his chance to show off his two companions for the class to observe and take note of. Although... things may get a little messy, considering it is the infamous John Smith, but then again, it's John Smith we're talking about. He usually has his class under control. Usually.

The man was sitting in his chair, behind the desk his two, dark boots settled to rest on while he reclined back comfortably. Students began to file through the open door, taking a seat wherever, seeing how John didn't care much for seating as long as everyone behaved well enough. The classroom might have vaguely smelled of smoke since he was smoking only a few minutes before another teacher walked by. Now, he was 'reading' a book that was placed right over his face. Was he... sleeping?

Well, after a few students peered at the giant stacks of paper on his desk, they passed it off as the one-eyed man simply catching up on lost rest from the night before. In reality, he was awake, but their notions were right- god was paperwork a pain...
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She sat basically in the center of the class, pretty much occupying herself with checking her nails and yawning. Why did the class have to start so early in the morning...? Maybe if school started in the evening, she wouldn't mind as much, but this was...

Rhea sighed and hung her head. "Maybe I should just go back and get some sleep like he is..." she murmured to herself upon seeing their own teacher looking like he had a hangover and made an attempt at coming to teach. She sighed again at her own thoughts, letting her head rest on the desk as she continued to debate with herself if she should leave, glancing over at the door every once and a while. Once the class started, it'd be impossible to get out unnoticed.
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What use would that book of his be in such a class? None. It'd be of no help, but for some reason, as long as he held it, he felt a bit safer. Those rumors of demons suddenly popping up out of no where creeped him out... he didn't want to be useless if that were to happen in their class (though even if it did, Haru's memorized all of his lines but always feels too unconfident in his amount of skill).

He didn't even seem to be able to make eye contact with any of the other students walked in the door. He didn't care much if anyone didn't sit next to him or did - he was feeling far to fidgety as usual. Did he bring everything he needed? Did he forget anything back at the dorms? Of course not, he was just overthinking things, as usual.
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For a long while, he just stared at their teacher. 'How did a goofy guy like him even get this job...?' he thought to himself, and then lowered his eyes beneath his desk where his hands were, covered by those black gloves, as usual. His thumb stroked the palm of his hand, feeling the giant scar beneath the thin fabric. For a second, it almost brought the boy back to those times where there was blood and and pain and-

...He snapped out of it, frowning and cringing uncomfortably. 'I have to focus on class...' Now, he was a doctor for a team of twelve, and class would be starting soon. He didn't want to miss out on learning anything important, and missing out meant knowing less. Knowing less meant probable failure on his part, and he couldn't have that.

Still... when was their teacher going to wake up exactly?

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Kardos walked into the class not at all late but not early at the same time. He could tell this would be hell, 'I didn't even want to be a primary! And especially with this class they'll totally turn their attention to me. Hell knows that lazy ass will probably have me teach half of his class!' He knew that due to his constant studying and training Kardos had become kind of like a tamer prodigy. Though to be honest he just wanted to blend in, though being the son of Shura a very skilled Knight famous at True Cross he had his work cut out for him. Kardos walked down the hall he adjusted his robes, he's felt the shifting of his tiny demon friends, mainly hellcats or imps that fit there and could scout or run errands. Many people would squirm and scream though Kardos felt content they would never hurt him.
Kardos walked in and saw a few eyes dart to him, not all the students were here but he still made an effort to not blush in embarrassment. Though he stayed calm and then before moving to his seat looked over to see John passed the fuck out, no, he knew John better. He knew John well, he'll the guy was like his uncle as Shura and Him were good friends. John was definently tired or just being his lazy self. Kardos suddenly whispered a quick word before opening his robe a bit. Out flew a small skull that floated around the room, eliciting shouts of excitement, then it hovered by John's ear. "John wake up lazy head." It rattled off in Kardos voice yet in a near shout instead of a whisper. Kardos didn't wait for his reaction smiled a small grin then strides over to his seat. As he sat he hid his face in a book. The skull then returned to his robe and it was done. Kardos didn't listen to Mr. smith at this point the old man has taught him hell of a lot and this class covered mainly basics. Kardos had himself lost in thought, 'We could summon an old favorite or something new. What are you feeling Blurry?'
'I care little of what you do boy, this is your domain. I am no summoner of demons.' Kardos shook his head the rather talkative and demanding Patron seemed distant and quiet lately. 'Whatever you say big guy' Kardos finally pressed his finger against a page in the bestiary. "Here we are, you will do nicely." He whispered to himself.

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She was late, she knew she was late, and yet somehow Athena couldn't exactly bring herself to care. Her hands were in her pockets as she walked down the hall, her scythe looking like nothing more than an odd key that hung around her neck. Getting herself motivated to go to class was a challenge, unlike her sister, who was now a famous exorcist that worked for True Cross, Athena didn't really care to kill her kind. The only reason she was doing this was to find her parents, to uphold her end of the deal so that she could live. True Cross was never exactly kind to demons, but they had been decent enough to Athena and Wren, they hadn't spilled their secret to anyone, not even the teachers.

It was always a risk going into a classroom filled with students trained to hate the beings of darkness, but it's not as though Athena could choose what family she was born into. Her's just happened to be a bit unconventional. Athena took her hands out of the pockets of her uniform skirt, it was about time she went to aforementioned class, their teacher was someone she had never met and apparently was a great exorcist. Athena walked down the hall slowly, as though to savor each step before entering the room only to find it barely full. So she wasn't late after all.

Athena looked to find a desk in the back and soon found a seat, beside a doctor clutching at his prayer book. She frowned, wondering why he looked like like he was about to vomit or burst into tears, or maybe it was both? "You know, you shouldn't come to class if you aren't feeling well." Athena said as she drummed her fingers against the hard surface of the desk.

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Punctuality was, without a doubt, something that a hero should never fail to withhold. Yet, Kyo, one aspiring to be such, found himself moving through the halls of True Cross at a brisk jog, one hand swinging by his side and the other holding in place a blade sheathed on his back. As he proceeded to the classroom to which he was assigned, he made sure that he had all of his necessary equipment with him. Two knives, one in a sheathe on his leg and the other in his arm bracer, the sword sheathed on his back, lightweight armor, all was present and accounted for. The reason for his lack of punctuality on this very day would be due to the time he had spent on the school's training field. It was a daily routine for him to wake up early and go train, but today he was caught up in the practice, more so than usual.

Nearing the room that would now be his class, Kyo slowed his pace down to a walk and stopped short of the door. He slowly inched it open and walked in, prepared to give his excuse alongside an apology. Those mental preparations proved unnecessary upon the realization that most students had yet to arrive and the teacher himself appeared to be taking a nap. From the looks of things, most of the people present had a preference to the middle-rear ends of the classroom. Kyo, on the other hand, chose to sit towards the front of the classroom, specifically the seat closest to the door. He had two main reasons for doing so, being near to the front in the event of an emergency will allow him to do his job as a knight better, as well as being near to the exit so he may leave as soon as the class had concluded.

Upon taking his seat, Kyo let out a rather long sigh and laid his head against the desk with his arms stretched out before him. "Ah... I'm just a secondary fighter, aren't I?" He mumbled, referring to the setting of this, so-called, large group team, "I don't understand that. I put in enough training, right? Should I double those efforts? Maybe if I beat the knight currently on the main force, they'll see that I deserve to be on it." With another sigh, Kyo felt his body tension relax. That's easier said than done though. She's got that wicked polearm. Her reach with that thing far outclasses the reach of my weapons.

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Today was a lovely day, a lovely day upon which Anzhela could actually see. That rarely was the case, but this morning was one of the rare mornings when she woke up with her contacts exactly where they should be and thusly wore them. As a result her eyes gleamed an unnatural red and could fully observe, fully take in her beautiful surroundings. Well, that’s half true.

Unfortunately the green-haired woman had little opportunity to take in her surroundings as she had to rush to class since she was running late. Punctuality was one talent she usually possessed but today was a special day, though few would really notice as few noticed her so she suspected that today too she’d slip in without being noticed. Now as for how a usually punctual woman would be so not punctual on this particular morning is a humdrum tale, but if you wish to hear it, it is one that can be told nonetheless. But firstly, what you must understand is that Anzhela, who was so prone to losing things and was well aware she was prone to losing things, had not been expecting her contacts to be right where they were supposed to be, and as a result that had been the last place she had thought to look for them when she got up on this particular unpunctual morning.

Imagine her frustration when she woke up, tore her room to pieces in search of the thin crimson circles, failed to find them, momentarily gave up, only to find them moments later exactly where she remembered putting them and exactly where they should be, put them in, and then fully saw the state of her room - the state, by the way, she put it in mere moments before. Imagine further the frustration she felt after considering the fact that she had just cleaned her room the night before. Now, imagine her frustration and horror when she look at the alarm clock by her bed and realized she was a full ten seconds late.

Oh the horror was immeasurable. A full ten seconds. She could run and make up the time, but that simply wasn't something she would be inclined to do. No, certainly not, she would much prefer to simply dread her fate and walk. That required far less effort. Plus, her teacher today would likely be reclining in his chair - as that seemed to be a regular habit for him - and feigning sleep. 'No teacher at our school would really sleep in class, especially not with the recent...mishaps that have been occurring at least.'

Honestly, she loved and hated this class. She loved and hated her teacher as well. John Smith was more lax than the others, but at the same time he liked his students to at least put in their best effort - and he had a good eye for it when a student didn't. Furthermore, she was a tamer. That meant there was an unspoken pressure placed upon her to preform and frankly, she didn't really like summoning her demons for the entire world to see. Part of what made them effective is that they were mysterious. Their illusions were only half as effective once you knew what they were and what they could do. The precariously thin veil - thin lie - they cast gets torn ever so slightly when her opponents wield truth.

Of course, a simpler reason for her disdain for going to class at the moment might simply be she didn't like school and she didn't like being late. She weighed those two thoughts as she stood in front of the classroom door.

As she predicted. She was exactly ten seconds late. With a sigh, she checked her hood - yes, she was well covered - and slipped into the room. Her scarlet orbs quickly picked out an empty seat in the back of the room, one that would allow her to slip into the scenery easily while still giving her the ability to observe the rest of the students. It would do, though it was unfortunate that there were so many other students who had gravitated in that direction as well.

Without a sound, and only a fleeting glance at the teacher who may or may not have been sleeping - though Anzhela suspected the latter was true - she disappeared into back of the room. From her position she easily scoped out the other students. Kyo, the knight was prostrating himself on his desk - likely thinking about his unhappy position as a secondary knight as - in her observation of him in the past - that seemed to be the only prevalent thought he cared for.

Kardos had his nose buried in a book, though even with her contacts she really couldn't see what it was, but if she had to take a guess it was likely a bestiary. Rhea looked as though she was having one of her internal debates, and knowing her, it concerned whether or not she'd actually stay for class. If she had to bet on it, she'd bet she'd decide to leave right before it was impossible to do so and be forced to stay. In the other back corner of the room, only a few seats away was Athena and Haru. Athena was speaking to him, while he looked like a nervous wreck - as per usual.

Niko was exactly one seat away, though she didn't try to speak to him, frankly she doubted he would want anyone to speak to him at all, so she thought it best to respect his wishes. That being said, she couldn't bring herself to act as if she totally ignored him, so she nodded slightly to him instead, she didn't wait for him to respond in kind as she wasn't certain he would and turned her gaze away from him and to the front of the class. She didn't become an honor roll student by not paying any attention in class after all.

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"Perfect..."

Petasus was walking down the hall, A bit late...but Petasus wasn't distraught, After non-creepy observation of the man behind the desk, he has witnessed John's lenient tendencies first hand, though, not the best trait to have as a teacher, but, for teaching this group of misfits, it is useful nonetheless. His arms were behind his back, The crimson coat stretching down to his thighs, black dress pants making up his bottom half, A white shirt tied up with a bow tie, A large top hat placed on top of a white mask, Hiding a...Well, Lets be quiet, He might overhear.

Petasus wasn't necessarily a teacher's pet, Doing good in school is something he does already, but he wanted to be someone who people look up to, because it seems everyone decides to look away, he didn't blame them, he just didn't want that to be the case, it can't be helped though, nor it should, If Petasus decides to try something, the responses would be anything but heartwarming.

Petasus lightly opened the door, if class has started, that would be quite embarrassing, everyone seemed to be seated in different corners of the room, Petasus knew that the room mostly consisted of people who wouldn't enjoy his company, but at the very back, Kardos was reading a book, Kardos and Petasus seemed to be on good terms, As they both enjoyed one's presense, Petasus inched up the seats, before sitting one seat from the left, away from the tamer. Nodding as a greeting, Kardos seemed to be mumbling to himself at the same time while reading the book, but Petasus payed little attention, the people that were in the class got the same treatment.

Primaries? Petasus didn't really know about these titles, he didn't know anything about these, except that he was one, Was it by age? Petasus would like to think it was about skill, but that surely couldn't be the case, it doesn't take much skill to fire a gun after all. His teacher, John Smith, was it? His name was in league with generic names such as Bob Doe, and Mary Sue, It seemed like a name straight out of a novel, Well, John seemed to be relaxing, late students seemed to prove little importance, this class seemed to be unfit for a Dragoon too, but Petasus was a different case, Learning about demons would prove as his main priority. Petasus sat on a chair, away from a desk, one hand behind his neck, the hand turning into a pillow, his other hand was spinning one of his unique firearms, It was unloaded, but at another glance, that would be hard to tell.

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Being on time and prepared for class was always something Ashitaka found herself proud of, well, being. In fact, she rarely was even absent or late to a class. If she was, chances were it was due to something not very... pleasant as some would say. Of course, Ash had to admit, Mr. Smith's class was by no means her favorite. On the plus side, however, it taught her how to be more effective when facing certain infliction brought on by demons themselves. In the end though, no one could exactly knew everything about demons. Walking into class, Ash bit the inside of her lip as she looked at Mr. Smith...

Sleeping? Really? Or maybe not. Regardless, it was important for him to at least rest before class started. She didn't know about the others, but at least she'd study as she waited for his eventual awakening. Now the question was, who was she going to see by? Glancing over everyone, Ash had to fight off a frown. It looked like everyone was taken, or just didn't want to be bothered with... wait, Rhea wasn't! Or at least, she wasn't before she glanced at the door, which had unfortunately Chikanori waving her to come ditch with him. God, after an entire week of him warning her and a few close friends, it looked like he was making true to his word. Well, at least he was an honest man.

Sighing, and just deciding to take a seat in the row between the back and center, Ash just hugged her bag close. A medical book, supplies in case of emergency, and her gloves carefully placed inside. Without this bag, she'd probably be in serious trouble at some point... she just hoped she wouldn't have to use them anytime soon.


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Right, okay, this was completely stupid. A hundred percent. Why did he even have to go to something so... repulsive? Demons and hims weren't friends, by any means, and being a more common, 'go-to' target to ones on the field? Nah. Regardless of how he looked at it, though, it was an outcast. He didn't belong back at his Father's old work place, and to be honest? He didn't belong here, at True Cross, either. Or even walking among humans.

It was disgusting how cruel he was in his own thoughts, not that he cared much. It was just how his mind twisted: Once a being breaks from a herd, it'll always be an outsider.

Ah, shit! He really didn't want to skip alone. At least with Rhea, he could have fun just being an asshole with no one to exactly judge him. Right, it was time to go and drag Rhea the hell outta that horrible class. Stomping his boot down the hallway and stopping outside the Teacher's class, Chikanori scowled as he tried to adjust to who was in there.

Haru, of course... Anthea, Ash, annoying brat-Kyo, Petasus, Anzhela, Niko, Koharu, Rhea, and ah, Kardos. Right, okay, pretty much everyone was there, weren't they? Shit. His eyes met Ash's just as he began trying to get Rhea's attention, pointing down the hallway to an easy 'escape'. After awhile it was sort of rapid, his eyes carefully observing John Smith, who might of not been as tired as everyone seemed to think he was... But then again they weren't exactly worried about skipping like he was.

At least Rhea looked like she desperately wanted to leave...?