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a part of The Multiverse, by Remæus.

This island is owned and operated by a private business that turned the entire place into a resort to relax and have fun, and even renamed it Onsen island to advertise one of its main features, the massive Onsen Resorts with all sorts of Hot Springs.

BuilderofPerks holds sovereignty over Onsen Island, giving them the ability to make limited changes.

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This island is owned and operated by a private business that turned the entire place into a resort to relax and have fun, and even renamed it Onsen island to advertise one of its main features, the massive Onsen Resorts with all sorts of Hot Springs.

It is also an island with plenty of areas to explore and adventure in, and for those who prefer to relax by also partaking in sports and training, there are areas for those as well as a place to spar.

The resort itself is massive, and features dozens of floors, various eating options, and countless varieties of entertainment. There are many fantastic sites around the island though, and it is highly recommended that those with an adventurerous spirit explore around. It is recommended you do it without technological or magical aide as much as necessary and to use just your own body to explore, as it creates a certain atmosphere.

Additionally, to help maintain that atmosphere, whether one is eating, in their rooms or out in the establishments, watching a movie in the cinema rooms, in the game rooms, just walking around, or even exploring the island, it is extremely recommended and asked that people wear typical hot springs attire (yukatas) for their visit. Notably, there is a good discount done for people who do this during their entire stay.

Of course, because of that, in case of accidents involving clothes (or pranks), public nudity is deemed acceptable. However, vulgar displays, excessiveness, and anything that would be considered unacceptable will be punished (and result in a hefty fine). It is noted that it is against the rules to wear anything inside the hot springs/onsens as the owner stated it would be better this way for the atmosphere of the resort. There are specific ones that are exceptions, but they have an entry price and are not as prioritized as the others so the others are better. There are also a few that permit females only to have bathing suits in the mixed one, but no one seems to bring up the double standards of that.

Of course, there are plenty of choices, and this resort has both gender segregated and gender mixed onsens. However, excessive behavior would not be tolerated and also punished. The founder of this resort wished for openness and true, proper hot spring enjoyment, but not for that enjoyment to be abused by the sick minded. Note that photography is allowed, but photographs deemed to be harassment or dangerous will be destroyed.

And thanks to their size, despite the popularity and discounts, they always seem to have a few rooms open for people. The island is also well protected, so things from pirates, terrorists, and giant sea monsters are rarely if ever a threat.

So come and enjoy! But of course this is Origin, so you never know what might happen...
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Onsen Island

This island is owned and operated by a private business that turned the entire place into a resort to relax and have fun, and even renamed it Onsen island to advertise one of its main features, the massive Onsen Resorts with all sorts of Hot Springs.

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Ichero Fenix [9] "I'm the best at Hide and Seek."

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"Ahhhhhhhhh.....this is fantastic...."

Vyro muttered those words. This was a far different reaction from when he had first arrived. He had thought that maybe it would feel a bit weird, wearing that robe thing...Yukata it was called if he remembered correctly. And it kinda felt weird to him, especially since everyone else also seemed to do the same.

He was told this place was a must visit location on his way here. That it was absolute heaven. That despite the strange rules, he had to try it.

And when he was told that to enjoy the best part, the hot springs, he would have to be naked in front of others, he was even more reserved. Embarassed even. He did have a sort of issue with his last boarding school, where it was considered normal for the boys who wanted to use the shower but had to wait in line to wait wearing nothing but a towel, and it was kind of the same here, but he still found it embarassing. Except, there was no waiting which probably helped. That, and there were changing rooms so he could just change out of the clothes, shower off, and then get in.

Yes, even still he would be embarassed after he had to get out and everyone saw him again, even though everyone else was naked.

Why was that?

It was simple.

These waters...this hot spring...was just that heavenly and good. It was fantastic.

It was worth dealing with these unfamiliar settings and rules. He actually felt the stress and fatigue coming off of him, and felt his body entering a state where it was wonderful and fantastic. He understood why no one swam around, at least actively, in these, and instead enjoyed soaking in them. That was just how fantastic they were.

No wonder this place was known as one of the best and most popular locations not just on Origin, but also the entire planet.

"Aaaahhhhhhh...whoever came up with this place is a savant...a genius...and its nice and calm, not too noisy, great for my ears".

Vyro, who essentially had super hearing, also admired the lack of commotion and noise that let him calmly enjoy these hot springs in peace.

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The class trips were separated into several groups around Origin and right now Quintin and his friends were now at Onsen Island on their class trip. Quintin had heard a lot about the hot springs on this island and he was excited about getting to relax for what felt like the first time since he got there. Their class had gotten there only a little while after Vyro had shown up. The rest of the class was setting up tents and that sort of thing, but Quin had one of the quick tents that set up with the push of a button and would only open for himself or Iziti (he figured it would be easier to share a tent and a better way to get to know each other) through a thumbprint scanner. He was very protective of his musical and sound equipment.

He and Iziti walked to the changing room of the hot springs. They got stripped down, though to be honest, Quin felt naked before he got there leaving his headphones in the tent. He and Iziti walked in and found a nice place to sit down on some submerged stone benches in the water.

"I'm glad you talked me into this. It's amazing I can see why this place is so popular." He chuckled as they swam toward the benches. The water was already invigorating him and relaxing his muscles at the same time.

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The moment he heard the voice, Vyro smiled mischeviously as he floated behind some rocks and waited for him to come over. He played through all the different attack and approach vectors, thinking of all the skills he had at his disposal, and also all the ways he could do this to have the best possible outcome. It had been a long time for this moment after all. He noticed another pressence with his target, but that was besides the point.

Meanwhile, Iziti took off all his clothes. He had heard about these hot springs before, and was fairly interested in trying them. As for the naked part, he was told it was naturally, and he was fairly good with it since he was raised in a lab treated like a lab animal. "Yeah, I hear this place has the highest popularity of resorts, ranking one of the top five in the galaxy even. And..."

And yet, before anything else happened, a young blue haired boy with a towel resting on his head jumped out from behind some rocks and grabbed hold on Quintin! However...even though he went so far as to wrap his arms in a hug like fashion around Quintin, and even wrapped his legs around Quintin, he did not have the look of hostily but one of smile and warmth.

"Surprise! I finally found you, oniichan!"

Indeed, Vyro, the boy who had appeared before them and done something like this, which could be very embarassing, seemed very familar with Quin. Of course, it was not like this was the first time they had seen each other naked, or had a bath. After all, Vyro litterally followed Quin everywhere when he was younger, and was sworn to protect him.

Yes, Vyro was actually a former Royal Knight Squire, and a loyal and brave follower of Quin. However, it appeared that he saw Quin as a big brother, and smiled mischeviously at him.

"Are you surprised? I got really lucky in finding you so quickly! Even if I stole meanieface's private shuttle to do so".

And he said something very dangerous as he smiled innocently and happily at Quin.

Iziti, who looked at this all, just looked at Quin and said...

"I see, so you also have brother issues".

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Quin was shocked. He didn't expect to see Vyro on this planet at all, let alone so soon. He planned on coming back for him later when he could get some reinforcements. He was nearly knocked over as Vyro jumped at him. His normal go-with-the-flow expression was replaced with a huge smile that seemed to light up the whole area. He hugged him back just as hard.

"Vyro?! I can't believe it." He shouted with delight before the seriousness of what happened hit him.

"Wait a minute, you stole Father's shuttle?!" He didn't want to be mad at his little brother right now after everything he had been through to get here. But he knew that his father would send guards after him. He also knew that Vyro had a way of getting out of trouble when he had to also. And with his only heir to the throne protecting him, there isn't much they could do to him.

"Well we'll deal with that when we have to. But I'm so glad to see you little brother." He said before hugging him once more. He heard what Iziti said and let out a chuckle.

"Yeah, you could say that, but I wouldn't have it any other way." He said before tousling his hair. "He's a scrappy little hero too, flying across a few galaxies just to find his big brother. You're lucky I told you about this place." He smiled.

"So where's all your stuff? Where's the shuttle? We can get you set up with us at the tent and you can join the school when we get back from the trip." He said already making plans to try to get him in the same room, he would be staying there whether he was assigned to the room or not. He would sneak out to come and guard him.

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"You should believe it! Here! I will squeeze tighter so you do!" Vyro said as he began to hug tighter, forgetting that Origin had a lower gravity then their homeworld. Because of that, until Vyro got used to it, his strength would have the potential to be overkill. Well, since the person he was currently hugging was from the same planet, Vyro probably did not have to be too worried at the moment.

"Yep yep! It was really exciting and close, but I managed to do it!" Vyro declared without any hint of guilt, regret, or concern, that goofy smile still plastered to his face and his tongue now sticking out. "I went all vwoosh and vwaaam and vwooom! Oh, and the entire squadron behind me that was trying to shoot me down went all 'Pew pew pew'. So I went alll vwoooshy vwooosh and did a spin to lose them...I think! I think I did a good job piloting for my first time!"

He made all those sound effects, and told a really, really bad and unclear story, with the only thing being clear was how dangerous, silly, and even more dangerous it had been, but the smile on his face clearly showed just how much he was not paying attention to those details. It was unfortunate, but Vyro could be rather....reckless...once he put his heart to something.

"Hee hee. You should have known better, thinking I would let you leave without me so easily! Oh, as for the shuttle, well...I did a good job flying it, but...I didn't know how to land. Well, at least meanieface wont be able to track it since its currently sinking to the bottom of the ocean where I crashed it. Oh! I did manage to get my stuff though, but I also remembered to get some of yours too! Like, that flute you made me! Or, the first instrument you ever got and hid away from meanieface! Right now, I have it all safely stored away in the room I was able to get in exchange for giving them the center gem from meanieface's crown!"

Notably, Vyro was still hugging him this whole time completely naked, not letting go at all. Even for Vyro, such ability to hold on and stay in that position for so long...

Well, Iziti just shrugged and nodded.

"Understandable. Well, some of my brothers come to crash with us as well, so why not? It can just be four instead of three sometimes" Iziti mentioned with a smile. "That said, are you okay? At this rate, I am wondering if you need help prying him off. It would be really hard to enjoy a hot springs like that".

And then, Vyro finally looked at Iziti and narrowed his eyes. "My oniichan. Who are you?"

Notably, the reason Vyro called Quintin Oniichan was because he read something somewhere that if he did, it would further deepen their relationship. And as for why Vyro looked at Iziti with suspicion, that was because Vyro was feeling a bit protective right now of Quin who he had only just met again after so long.

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"Nah, I got this." Quin smiled. He reached up a hand to Vyro's armpit and began to tickle him until he let go. Quin let out a little sigh as he thought about the risks that Vyro had taken.

"I'm glad you showed up here, Ototo, but you can be really reckless. I was going to go come back for you once I had recruited some back-up. But we'll deal with that when we have to, since you were able to get away from my father's men. It's not like they can do us any harm while we're here. This place is far too safe." Quin smiled. He let out another laugh when Vyro called him his oniichan.

"Now, now, Ototo, you don't have to be so protective here. This is Iziti, he's my roommate and a friend. Iziti, this is Vyro, my little brother as you've figured out." He said as he gestured to both of them.

"You're going to love it here, no tyrant bossing you around, the food is amazing, more cookie varieties than you can imagine." Quin knew Vyro had a sweet tooth and really loved cookies.

"They also got this stuff called pizza, it's like bread with sauce and cheese, it's hard to describe, but you'll love it trust me." Quin was excited to show Vyro all the stuff that Origin had to offer.

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The moment the tickle attack was implimented, Vyro desperately attempted to not break from the attack as he tried to keep his lips shut....but, after about five seconds, he burst into laughter and dropped back into the water giggling. He even rolled around some in the water, which almost seemed dangerous but he managed to keep his head above the water.

"But, but! Who knows when that would have been! And then, you would have had to come and purposefully be violent! And have to face meanieface again! There was no way I could let that happen!" he said as he stood up and put his hands on his hips. However, due to his size, the water went up past his waist and he was naked so the image of epicness and bravery got diminished. "You are not meant for fighting! So you can just leave all the fighting to me if needed! I wont let anyone make you fight!"

Vyro declared such things, and then nodded even more. And then he added...

"I dont trust him! That meanieface is a jerk! A stubborn, jerkity jerk! Someone who cannot be trusted! He will totally not give up! But don't worry! I used like, all of the decoy beacons for him! All thirty of them! And like I said, I properly crashed the space ship into the ocean so it can be used to track us!"

"...I feel like your little brother might be the type who is troublesome without meaning to. Well, those are usually the enjoyable types right? Anyways, its nice to meet you Vyro".

"Hmmmm....I am his number one roommate! Understand?!"

"Yes yes. I get it. YOur his favorite".

"Good! YOu do understand!"

It seemed that Iziti had fully managed to gain Vyro's favor...well, he was not really a complex person to start with.

"Wait? Really?! Okay, after we soak in these hot springs, you gotta show me all of the foodstuffs! It tastes better then those rations with the red labels right? I hope they are way better then those blue labeled food rations".

As Vyro had survived for a good amount of time on military rations and such, or rather he was made to, especially after Quin left, he was absolutely deprived of good food stuffs.

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Quin took the time to sit and relax in the springs, even using his powers to heat up the water a little bit more to his liking. The water was so relaxing that he would have fallen asleep had he not been so excited to see his little brother. After a good long soak the three of them went back to the changing room. Quin dried off and put on a pair of black short with a flame pattern along the trim and a plain black tank top. He was done changing first and he waited for them outside of the room.

"Hey, Iziti, you might want to go back to camp while I go to the hotel room with Vyro to get his stuff. We'll meet you back there." Quin suggested after the other two were done changing and came out of the changing room.

Quin walked with Vyro back to the hotel. He loved having his little brother back and most importantly he was safe now from his father.

"So, when we get back to camp I can get you some good food. I think we'll start off with something simple for now. I guess there's a tradition on this planet that, when you go camping, you cook things over the fire. I'm thinking we'll try hot dogs. It's this odd little meat sausage thing and you put it on a stick and roast it over the fire." Quin explained.

He followed Vyro up to the room and waited for him to get the stuff.

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Vyro also took some time to continue to enjoy the hot springs along with Iziti. After the whole excitement rush went through his system though and he calmed down...well, relatively, he finally got a bit embarrassed. Since he did all that, he had attracted a lot of attention to him while he was naked. Of course, he could actually go through with this all in the first place because he was forced to be raised in a military like fashion on their homeworld. The soldiers showed in a public shower room and did not get any individual ones...of course, maybe it was set up like that because the king really didn't like him for what he believed was his influence softening Quintin.

The only times he had a more private bath was when he was on guard duty to protect Quin when he had a bath, so he used that one with him.

"Oniichan! We definently have to enjoy all of these hot springs later!"

"...I wonder if I should see about having my brothers come here some time as well. This is really nice, and security and order is good".

Once they were finished though and got up, this was the first time Quintin had seen Vyro's naked body out of the water, at least ever since they were forced to separate on their homeworld. There were faint traces of faded injuries from long ago, sure...but, there were some that looked far more severe. Clearly treatment was given to make them less noticable, but as there had been plenty of times and opportunities when they took bathes, changed in the same room, or when Vyro pretended he did not get injured during some stunt, but Quin saw through it, pulled off the clothes that were covering it, and confirmed it was far worse then what Vyro pretended it had been, among other events, Quintin could probably notice easily. About how Vyro had been treated during the time Quintin left.

Vyro had not even said a thing about it, but some of those injuries...they had to have been inflicted two or three weeks ago at the latest. Some maybe right before he escaped and stole the shuttle to here. Treatment had been given to hide it, but Quintin had seen all of these areas before and could recognize the change quite easily. Anyone else however...

"Oh my....are you okay?"

And before either of them could get changed, it was Iziti that ended up embracing Vyro first as he asked him that. Normally, even though Iziti was used to this and was fine with the hot springs, he would be self conscious enough not to outright hug someone while they were both naked. But the emotion he was overwhelmed with was intense. After all, if one would pay attention, there were marks on Iziti's body very similar to Vyro's. This was a bit more in terms of how they were treated actually, but it made it clear.

Even Vyro, who had only really noticed Iziti while he had his body submerged, would realize what this meant. Even if Vyro was a simple person, he would clearly notice what they shared. For a moment, Vyro was about to react when Iziti let him go, and went down to a knee so he was eye level with Vyro. Even though there was only a few years difference between them, and Iziti was a bit short for his age, because Vyro was treated so badly especially in this last year and he did not have Iziti's Adaptability power, his growth was far more stunted.

"...I know we kind of already reconciled, but...I am sorry. About hogging Oniichan. I can see why you two get along now..."

"I don't know what you are thinking exactly, and I think you dont either...but, as he mentioned, he is going to get your stuff with you" Iziti said while gesturing to Quintin. "I have twelve brothers myself. He is your Oniichan, so you can hog him all you want. I can clearly see you need it".

"I can clearly see you also went through a lot of trouble. If you need any help, feel free to ask".

"How nice of you...but I think if you keep acting this way, your Oniichan might get concerned you got replaced with a robot. Although seeing this serious, compassionate side is good...I do believe he prefers the side of you that is happy, energetic, and likes to be spoiled".

"Spoiled? And...alright!"

After that, the two finally got dressed with Quintin, except Vyro was wearing this type of clothing called a Yukata. And he also seemed surprised at Quin.

"Huh? You are not wearing these robe things....what are they called...Yakuzas? No no, Yukatas! Apparently, since they help maintain an atmosphere for the resort, people get a discount for staying here if you wear them the whole time during your visit, in both the overall fee, and the shops. Also, wait...a tent wont do! Why are you staying in a tent at a resort?! You should both stay in my room! There are two beds, but I can share with Oniichan like we did in the past!"

Iziti, who heard this, widened his eyes. The offer to stay in the room he already had booked did seem nice, however...that was not what caught Iziti's attention. He grabbed Vyro and picked him up by his Yukata, which almost made him fall out of it in the process and be naked in the hall if his arms were not secured in the sleeves. If they stayed might depend on Quin's and Iziti's actions.

"A discount?! Are you sure?!"

The Rixys were pretty much always in need of money, so the idea of a discount was valuable to Iziti. Vyro, who was shocked by this behavior, nodded. Iziti then looked at Quintin, with a serious and maybe a bit scary expression in his eyes.

"Quintin. Truly, your little brother is exceptionally wise. We should get that discoun...I mean, clothing".

Meanwhile, Vyro who heard about the food turned towards Quintin with an excited expression.

"Really?! Is it really good?! Is it better then the high quality ration packs we were sometimes rewarded with?!"

Vyro really did need help with common sense...

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Quin had indeed seen the scars and recent wounds, however he didn't say anything about it because he didn't want to embarrass him in front of Iziti. He didn't realize that Iziti had brought it up in the changing room while he was waiting for them.

When Vyro mentioned the discount and staying at the hotel it took him a little by surprise.

"No one told us about the discount. I don't know if the teachers would be happy about us not going along with the camping, but I think some of the rich kids are doing it so it should be okay." Quin said, remembering some of the more well-off kids going to check-in when they got to the island. The guys went into the room that Vyro had paid for and as soon as they got in, Quin grabbed one of the Yukatas out of closet.

"So with these robes, do we have to be nude underneath or do we just have to wear the robe? I'm fine either way, I just want to make sure I do it right so we get the discount." Quin said as he began to strip just in case. He didn't care if the others saw anything. He had shared many a bath with Vyro, and he had been using the school showers for a while now so he wasn't worried about privacy all that much.


"Yeah, the food is WAY better than the ration packs even the best ones. You've got so much to look forward too. Oh and we should probably get our stuff out of the tent." Quin smiled.

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"Really? They brought it up at the front desk, so I thought...oh wait, you mentioned something about Astroius Academy?" Vyro said, as he then remembered something. "Right! They probably paid for it! And as for the camping....well, if they are not fine with it, I will convince them! I am sure I can persuade them....wait, wait...wrong! I am here to have a nice, peaceful, enjoyable life with Oniichan! Doing something like charging in like that is bad! I will just ask nicely instead. Asking nicely works here, right Oniichan?"

As he said that and led him into the room, however as Quintin looked though all the stuff and asked a question, Vyro found himself multi-tasking. He quickly took something out, and showed it to Quintin. "See! I remembered to rescue it!"

What Vyro was holding was the first instrument Quintin had ever owned, but was left behind when he fled the planet. There were other important things, including special objects from their past together with the stuff, but that was not all. And Vyro then led to the next topic.

"I thought I saw other students from the Academy wearing them...Oniichan, by any chance, was there a period where you zoned out and listened to music again? Anyways, even if the Academy paid for the trip here, there is gift shops, movies, food places, all get discounts. As for wearing something underneath...uhhh, I actually don't know?"

Vyro got a bit curious about this, and a mischevous smile appeared on his face. He darted out for a moment, raced down the hall, and then saw two people dressed just like him. And so, with ninja like stealth and movement, he quickly raced behind unnoticed, tugged there Yukatas back just enough to cause them to fall off without it looking too much like someone caused it, and raced back behind the corner. And what he saw...

He quickly raced back to Quintin, and shrugged his bare shoulders as he sighed with relief. He wasn't phased at all that Quintin was naked.

"It looks like its 50-50. One person was, and one was not. Well, they mostly want the Yukatas for the atmosphere, so I think underwear is okay...but, it also looks like people do it without. Really glad, now I don't feel as silly".

As he said that, he noticed that his own Yukata was starting to fall off from running and he started to fix it, although it was already clear he was not wearing anything under it already. But then, as the topic of food came up...his stomach made noises. Loud noises. And that made him a bit embarassed. With his excitement as well, he looked like a fluster of emotions and slipped up while looking at Quintin with teary eyes. He was quite adorable, no one would expect he was forced to become a soldier, and was made to kill people by age nine.

"Truly?! So then...I can really eat real food? Not those bars of condensed nuitrition and vitamins? Actual food? Real food? Really...Oniichan? FIrst...I find you safe...racing all the way here I even forgot to eat...after I was so worried since I heard meanieface might hire the greatest trackers, assassins, and warriors to bring you back and kill anyone and anything in the way. That they would even use me...to make you return, so I had to escape or worse so I couldn't be used. And I was so worried...I knew it wasn't true but they kept whispering it into my ear day after day...I was so worried you had left me because I had to kill people...I never believed it though...its just...I couldn't stop worrying about you..."

Vyro started to break out into tears of joy and sadness simultainously. It looked like all the stress had finally been released. It was unknown if Quintin realized it, though it was likely that he had at least a good idea of the truth, but Vyro had been totally unaware of the stress he acquired subconsciously. He never believed Quintin meant to leave him behind, but...Vyro had been beaten and tortured for the whole time after Quintin left. In truth, they really had planned to do that.

But even after all that, Vyro looked at Quintin with a smile.

"So...Oniichan...when we get back to this academy place...will you...will you let me join a band with you?"

Vyro had no idea that this moment would have a great influence on the future...but he knew that among all the things, they both shared a love for music.

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Quin was truly touched when he saw the theremin. It was an odd choice for first instrument, but children on Eurythma was so muchof a sonic-based society that it was a right of passage for children to pick out an instrument to master. Quin intentionally chose the theremin because it was a dificult one to learn and there were higher expectations of royalty. This was alos when he found out that he possessed musical osmosiss and could learn any instrument just by picking it up. He knew that this created a little bit of tension with Vyro, as he was always trying to learn them as well as Quin did.

When he saw the theremin, his eyes began to water.
"Ototo, you saved it. Thank you." He was barely able to whisper, but it was more than loud enough for him to hear. But Vyro seemed to be moving a mile a minute and had far more energy than he should given that he hadn't eaten in a while.

When Vyro raced out into the hall, Quin snickered a little bit.
"You're too cute, you know." He chuckled when he finally came back into the room to explain the robe situation. Just to be safe he slipped his underwear back on under the robe.

"Yes of course you can eat real food. And you never have to worry about Meanieface ever again. Even if he sends all his men here to try to bring me back it won't work. He won't risk killing me as I'm the only heir to the throne and with the planet's defenses, he won't make it anywhere near the school." He picked Vyro up in a big bear-hug like he weighed nothing, and compared to on Eurythma he did.

"Of course we can get a band going when we get back. But I get to play guitar and lead vocals. What do you want to play?" Quin was adamant about singing, he had the voice of an angel and could manipulate his voice to almost hypnotise people if he wanted to.

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Vyro was truly happy when he saw Quintin pick up and marvel with the theremin, as he knew the significance of it he made absolutely sure to steal it away. The horrible thing was that it was slated for destruction and had been thrown inside some dark vault. Vyro was not sure if the king or someone who worked for him that did it though, but it was likely going to be done to hurt Quintin.

"You're welcome, oniichan".

And after he remarked about Vyro being cute, Vyro got a bit flustered and squirmish. His robe, which he had been in the middle of fixing, nearly fell off again.

Actually, in truth, there was a totally normal reason why Vyro had no idea how to wear the robe, and why it would keep falling off continuously not just now and in the past, but likely for the entire trip. That was because Vyro had only worn military fatigues, combat armor, and such. He never even had a bathrobe, after a bath he would have to wear a towel if anyone other then Quintin would be around.

"Cute? Well...I mean I am a boy...but, if you say so...hee hee".

And unlike certain other boys who might deny it, Vyro was so innocent that he would accept it. It was only because it had been so long since they last saw each other that he was getting this flustered. Well, admittedly the robe issue was probably making it seem far stronger of an emotion then it actually was.

So in this case, really everything could be blamed on Vyro's lack of common sense, or better yet, Quintin's father. But that flustered look was quickly subsided to a daydreaming look of bliss that appeared on him when food was brought up while he tried to fix his robe again.

"Mmmmhhhmmmm...I heard radio people talking about the food on the way here...and I smelled it when I arrived here...I really wanted it but..." Vyro suddenly cut off, and got a bit embarassed and flustered again, and fidgety. This caused him to lose progress, again. He really didn't seem to know how to handle the robe issue. "Actually, one of the reasons I mentioned the debt...well...the people here were really nice because when I told them my situation, and then learned that the Academy was coming here, since I was all alone, and had no money usable here but only some of those ration packs, they said I could have the room until you arrived and could keep it until you left. But, since I didn't have any money...it meant I would have to use yours. Thats why...I don't care if I am not wearing underwear just in case, or if anything embarrassing happens! I won't let myself be a bother on Oniichan's expenses!"

Vyro said that, building up his courage and determination to declare that last part. After all...he litterally had no money to use himself. He had just been using the Onsens which were free, and eating the remaining ration bars in his room for the day or two or three it took for Quintin to arrive after. Well, there was a TV in the room so he watched that.

"Well...I also don't have any other clothes to wear...I don't have any money for the washing machines and drying machines either, so my only pair of underwear are still all salty from the ocean water".

All of this might sound silly, but it was true many of his current actions and decisions stemmed from him having zero currency for Origin. Although...

"Plus, just wearing this robe without anything else, and enjoying all the facilities of this place with Oniichan would be great!"

And then, he finally went back to focusing on the band. Vyro was a bit of a scatterbrain as usual. One had to wonder how he would operate in the future. But for now...

"Then...then...I get to be the vocals with you! The co-vocals...no, my talents pale to Oniichan....the backup vocals! And the keyboard! My first instrument was the keyboard, and it was the only thing I could match you on!"

Actually, there were at least a number of people who thought Vyro might have surpassed Quintin on the keyboard somehow. People thought he would be more suited to the drums, but his energetic style fit the keyboard really well. But, in truth that might be because of the fundamental difference of Keyboard type instruments compared to others. Of course, all of that was really opinion, and Vyro himself adamantly believed that Quintin was better at every single thing then him.

Well, except one.

"And don't worry! I will make sure you can keep your happy life! I wont let anyone pull you into stuff you don't want! Even if I have to go all out, I will protect your peaceful life of music! And I will....ahh, its slipping again!"

Too bad Vyro seemed to lack the ability to take care of himself though.

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Quin was a little shocked about the money situation, but it made sense.

"Don't worry about the money situation, Ototo, I got it covered. I set up a private bank account before I left and set it up to where the royal bank would automatically deposit a large sum of money every week and I'm the only one who can change it, not even the king can access the account. Then the money gets converted into Origin currency so I can use my credit card here. I'll cover everything here and add you to the account so you can get a card too." Quin assured Vyro.

Quin laughed as he spoke about the band, he was so excited Quin couldn't help but smile. He saw the way Vyro was having trouble with the robe and he took matters into his own hands. He grabbed a robe out of the closet that was the correct size for Vyro and not too big like the one he was trying to wear. He switched out the robe for the correct one and tied it tight so it wouldn't come off so easily.

"There you go, that should be better for you. Now, let's go get some food for you." Quin smiled.

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As Quintin explained everything to him, Vyro began to look at him with looks of amazement. His eyes seemed to widen even more, and there was a light and sparkle in his eyes that appeared, even as Quintin took Vyro's robe off, which revealed he indeed was not wearing underwear, not that he had any clean underwear anyways, and was then dressed in a new robe by Quintin. Even if Vyro idolized him, that would usually embarrass him a lot. But something Quintin said seemed to strike him with awe.

"So....you are the one! The one responsible for the Mysterious Eternal Heist! You know, your achievment is considered a miracle back on the planet! You see, because people naturally noticed money was being taken out of the Royal Bank, but could not find who, they began to suspect people who could access it with their authority without leaving a trail were behind it. As a result, several scum that were your father's council ended up getting arrested or executed for that, which resulted in a lot of normal people not getting harassed by them! This is great news! Oniichan is an amazing person!"

As Vyro shouted that, he then finally took notice of the robe and....

"Yay! Thanks Oniichan!" he said, in an unusually energetic voice given he should be embarrassed right now.

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"Wow, I didn't think it was going to cause that much of an up-roar, I just wanted to make sure I had spending money." He smiled thinking about his father's face when he noticed the money was missing.

He grabbed Vyro's hand, now that he was in a better fitting robe, and pulled him along down to the restaurant on the first floor with Iziti close behind.

"C'mon, we're gonna get you some good food." Quin said, no longer thinking that hotdogs were going to be good enough. Vyro had been through a lot to get here and he deserved to be treated to something special. The restaurant was pretty fancy, even with all the people in bathrobes, the food was gourmet. The waitress sat them down at a nice table looking out on the ocean and handed them the menus.

"You can order anything you want, aside from alcohol. Don't worry about the cost. And when we're done here we'll get your laundry taken care of too so you got some clean clothes when we need to get back to the academy."

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After all was said and done, Vyro just looked at Quintin as if he was even more amazing, which probably should not have been physically possible for his face but was happening. Yep, Vyro was definently stretching his face to the absolute degree of amazement and cuteness he was, it was as if he was going to burst with praise and admiration!

But, once they sat down and looked at the menu....

Vyro broke. He clearly broke. To the point where Iziti got concerned.

"Uhhh, Quintin? Vyro looks...broken".

He did indeed look broken. He was even twitching. And then...he looked towards the waitress....

"One triple bacon cheeseburger, with extra fries, a large steak soaked in gravy and served with mashed potatoes, four slices of pizza, one pepperoni, one sausage, one pepperoni and sausage, and one with all of that and bacon, all of it with extra cheese. I want a bowl of this cheese ravioli, a bowl of this spagetti, a bowl of buttered rice, and a bowl of macaroni and cheese. I want a plate of mozerrella sticks, a plate of chicken nuggets, and a slice of chocolate cake. Ah yes. I want a glass of milk, a glass of this "Mixed Fruit Juice", a class of orange juice, a mango bana smoothie, and a chocolate milkshake".

...Vyro probably did break. After ordering all that food, there was no normal person who...

"Ah yes, can I have the cheese ravioli, the steak, and a glass of orange juice also?"

Iziti did it. He ordered and acted calmly like Vyro didn't break at all. His poker face was exceptional.

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The waitress gave Quin a questioning look as if to ask if he was serious about letting his little brother eat all this.
"I hope you wrote all that down." He chuckled. "Don't worry miss, I got the royal gold card, it'll get paid for." He smiled up at the now worried looking woman.

"I'll Just have the BBQ ribs and a large strawberry shake. We'll help him eat whatever he can't finish." His voice seemed to sooth her nerves and take away all her worries. It would have been clear to Vyro that he was using his vocal gifts to make the situation better. He smiled down at Vyro.

"I hope your eyes aren't bigger than your stomach, Ototo."

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Once all the food had been asked for, Vyro could not help but swing around in his chair happily as he waited, ready to consume the entire meal that came before him. His eyes made the appearance of a predator awaiting his prey, only his prey was coming right towards him and...

He then heard Quintin's voice and looked at him. His gaze from his expectations seemed unusually sharp.

"Oniichan....I didn't want to worry you before but....I have not eaten in the past twenty four hours. I ran out of rations...trust me, I can eat all of this".

"Well, if he cant, we can just finish it off though...Quintin, is it weird I believe him?"

Yes, the expression Vyro wore right now was extremely convincing. And maybe a bit worrying. Just how hungry was he?!

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"I hate to think how much you'd be ordering if the trip were next week instead of this week." Quin smiled and laughed before reaching over and messing up his hair a bit.

"I'm sure you can eat all your food, I just want to make sure you take the time to taste it and savor all the work they put into it. I also don't want you to eat so fast you choke."

It dawned on Quin that if he hadn't eaten in the last twenty-four hours that he was probably sustaining himself on music alone, which was something that could be done, but wasn't entirely healthy on a physical level.

"But don't worry, I've seen Iziti eat too, so trust me, there won't be any left overs. But I know you'll love the food."

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And so eventually, the food was brought before them all. That included the hideously insane amount of food left in front of the smallest member, Vyro. Vyro then proceeded to begin digging into the food while responding to Quin.

"I shall properly enjoy all the food like you say, Oniichan! But no one on this planet as a larger appetite then me! No one!"

Meanwhile, no one knew this, but a certain blonde haired boy far away who was in the woods right now shivered a bit at that and felt as if he had been challanged in some way...but, that would be a story for another time.

"Besides, I gotta try out everything Oniichan told me and then tell him what I liked the best!"

At those words, Iziti leaned over and whispered something into QUin's ear. Actually, he whispered it in a voice that should not have been humanly possible to hear, but that was only so that Vyro would not hear it.

"By any chance, do you think he may have forgotten what you recommended him specifically, and to hide his embarassment, ordered all of this to disguise that and not hurt your feelings....you know, based on his logic?"

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"I think it might be something more emotional than that. I think he's afraid I'm gonna disappear again and he wants to do everything before I do." Quin whispered back in the same voice, hoping he was able to hear it.

"Ototo, I get that you wanted to try everything, but you didn't have to try it all at once. You have a lot of time to spend with me and you don't have to rush anything. I'm not going anywhere without you now."

Quin smiled down at him and watched in shock as he ate so fast. Quin started eating his ribs and sipped on his milkshake. He smiled just at the sight of his little brother and his friend and how happy he felt.

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Vyro continued to consume the food with extreme vigor. Well, he was taking his time to enjoy it sure, but with so much in front of him he absolutely wanted to engage all of it. That was why, even though he was the same as Quin with his hearing and would normally pick up or at least notice the whispers, he had completely missed it. Well, the headphones he put back on were helping too.

"You sure? I mean...."

"Yay! So much yummy food! You are right Oniichan! This place is filled with great, yummy food that is really delicous! We have to always eat yummy food like this! Always! And...alright! Its just...its all really yummy and eating food with you is enjoyable!"

Iziti looked at his exclamation before he returned to eating, and then looked back at Quintin.

"You are right, sorry. He isn't that complicated, though I think thats a good thing. Simple people tend to be able to enjoy their lives more easily...though, that means you might want to keep an eye on him. It seems like that means he might be easily tricked, and I don't mean by those assassins. I mean, con artists, bullies, kidnappers, perverts. So you should make sure to keep him close".

Iziti offered that advice to him in a whisper while eating his own food. Incidentally, he understood what Vyro meant, as only after he escaped was he able to eat real food. Before that, it was just this weird food paste.

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Quin nodded and whispered back.

"No need to worry about that, I'm not letting him out of my sight ever again. I don't think I could live with myself if I lost him again. He's not just my brother, he's my best friend. For a long time he was my only friend."

While Vyro seemed to be concentrating on the steak he was eating, Quin snagged a couple of the mozzarella sticks from the plate next to him. It was hard not to watch Vyro eat and just watch in awe. Quin didn't want to make Vyro feel weird for eating so much, so he didn't stare too much. But every now and then he'd steal something off of one of the plates .

"Don't worry, Ototo, just about everything on this planet tastes better than those ration things, so yes we will always eat the good stuff. But maybe more in moderation after this, otherwise we might actually run out of money." He laughed. It was nowhere near the truth, the two of them could live a lifetime and never spend more than a year's worth of the account, but the point of the account was to stick it to his father, not just survive.