0
followers
follow

Kei Wakahisa

"There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact." ~Arthur Conan Doyle

0 · 532 views · located in Present Day; City of Japan ; 2028

a character in “The Paradox”, as played by Machubi-Uniki

Description

Kei Wakahisa
"The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions." ~Leonardo DaVinci



Image
Image



"The essence of lying is in deception, not in words." ~John Ruskin


ImageName: Kei Wakahisa
"Kei would be perfectly fine."
Gender: Male
"I would hope that I look the part."
Age: 19
Time: 2057
"A lovely and calm year if I may be so bold as to say so."
Role: Present
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
"Well, you certainly are quite forward, aren't you?"
Nationality: Japanese
Race: Human
"Don't let my eyes deceive you. I am very human indeed."
Job: Waiter
Height: 6' 1"
"I've been told that I am quite tall. What would you say?"
Weight: 162 lbs.
Abilities:
ImageSuggestion...by making eye contact with someone Kei can implant a thought or idea into someone's mind and let it fester, eventually this can cause people to take certain courses of actions or give him the ability to mold someone into what he desires them to be. It is however merely a suggestion. Not mind control. He can't make anyone do what he wants them to he can merely place the idea there. In exchange for this ability however he suffers from constant insomnia (even when he hasn't used his ability). He is physically unable to sleep. Because of this he faces many challenges and his health is in a constant state of decay. He is very vulnerable to disease and his personality tends to be a little...unstable from time to time.
"Don't let such an ability bother you. I would never use it on one such as yourself."
Passive Abilities: Kei can inherently tell when someone is lying. He is basically a walking lie detector. While simple in nature it has proved very affective in certain situations.
"I greatly appreciate such a gift as this. It's quite useful in making out one's character."
Weapon: None. Kei is neither active enough nor physically able to really learn how to use a weapon and his ability makes it quite unnecessary.
"I'm a pacifist."


"All deception in the course of life is indeed nothing else but a lie reduced to practice, and falsehood passing from words into things." ~Robert Southey



Image
Image



"Reality is easy. It's deception that's the hard work." ~Lauryn Hill


ImagePersonality:
(Polite/Protective/Kind/Deceptive/Cold/Calculative)

Kei is a exceedingly polite in everything he does. His manners are exquisite and his manner of speech is formatted in such a way to be as not insulting as possible. Even when he disagrees he does it in such a way that almost makes it sound like he is agreeing with you. He shows respect to just about everyone and demonstrates a princely attitude. It is also nearly impossible to make him lose his royal manners. This constant politeness tends to make the common girl swoon over him.
”Please don’t make it sound like being polite is a bad thing.”

Kei has an overly protective streak. When he grows attached to someone he becomes intensively loyal towards that person. He won’t allow anyone or anything to harm them physically, psychologically, or emotionally. He will take any path necessary and pay any price in order to afford that protection. Also, anyone who stands against one of his allies is his enemy as well. Kei is very defensive of his beliefs as well as his companions. He takes offense to people who disagree with him very easily and he is relatively easy to piss off. (Though he never loses that politeness.) Part of his version of protecting the things dear to him is also avenging them, so one must really take care not to offend him.
”An enemy of my friend is my enemy as well.”

Kei, despite his actions when protecting those he cares for, is unnaturally kind. He will never say anything to hurt someone’s feeling unless it is literally forced from his lips. His skills in the art sympathy and comforting are unmatched. He knows exactly what to say to cheer people up and he will not hesitate to say them. He makes a good shoulder to cry on, despite his height, because he will let you cry as long you want without complaint.
”If you ever need me to loan you a shoulder I’m always available.”

Perhaps not so surprisingly, Kei is a very deceptive creature. While he emits the character of a kind, polite, frail, and prince like man he is actually not any of those things (he is, however, not deceiving anyone into believing he is protective; he really is protective). Though he may strive for them, or rather he strives to act like those things his very nature goes against all of those. While he is technically very frail, he is highly manipulative and that physical delicateness is well made up for with psychological and emotional strength of a nearly unmatched capacity. Sadly, unlike what his outer appearance would indicate, he dearly enjoys the act of deceiving other people into believing he is something he’s not.
”Who says you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover?”

Beneath his exterior kindness lies Kei’s truly cold personality. While Kei feigns kindness and sympathy in all actuality he doesn’t really care for the condition of most people. Unless you share the deepest of connections with him, such as his twin, Riye, does, he could care less whether or not the people around him are happy and he really doesn’t actually want to comfort you. He is somewhat selfish in some ways or rather most ways. In other ways he hates the world and its weakness.
”I thought I felt a chill, but perhaps it’s just me.”

Finally, Kei is dangerously calculative. There are very few things he can’t plan out down to the last second and the plans he establishes are vastly effective. Obviously, this also means that Kei is an extremely intelligent individual. Unfortunately, when he truly makes use of his dangerous calculations it is usually at the expense of someone he doesn’t feel particularly inclined to like. This part of his personality also makes him an impressive chess and other strategic board game player (take shogi for example).
”I’ve made the opening move, now it’s your turn.”

Likes:
  • Baked Treats
    ”There is no quicker pathway to my heart than a baked goody through my stomach.”
  • Animals
    ”Thy don’t lie or argue…in fact they don’t even talk.”
  • Classical Literature
    ”When all else fails, revert back to those that have stood the test of time.”
  • Punctuality
    ”It is rude to keep someone waiting.
  • Music
    ”It soothes the soul.”
  • Coffee
    ”Nothing keeps an insomniac ticking better than a shot of caffeine.”

Dislikes:
  • Burnt Food
    ”I simply refuse to put charcoal in my mouth.”
  • Complete Silence
    ”I’d much prefer to be listening to a song.”
  • Sensitive People
    ”Some people react to every little insult. Those people annoy me.”
  • Stupidity
    ”It is my personal belief that no one is stupid and those that are choose to be so.”
  • Hot and Humid Days
    ”They’re dreadfully uncomfortable.”
  • Bigots
    ”I truly believe my IQ drops a couple of points every time I’m forced to interact with them.”

Fears:
  • Coulrophobia: Fear of Clowns ”Name one thing that is not creepy about a clown.”
  • Oneirophobia: Fear of Dreams ”What more is a dream than a false reality during which all your worst nightmares come out to play?”
  • Somniphobia: Fear of Sleep ”It has been so long sing I closed my eyes to sleep that now it terrifies me to do so.”


ImageTalents:
  • Kei has the ability to procure immense social network and he very easily knows how to make use of them. He can spread rumors to ruin or enrich people or use the grape vine to dig up information supposedly long lost or hide information that’s clearly visible to the public eye.
    ”I make friends easily, that’s all.”
  • Kei is an outstanding liar, or deceiver, or actor. Really you can put however you want it won’t matter. It’s all basically the same thing anyways and it doesn’t change the fact that his entire persona isn’t really more than an act.
    ”I have no desire to become a star of any sort, mind you.”
  • Kei, due to his calculative personality, is a very talented strategist and thus he excels in board games such as chess and shoji. Also, apart from the normal board games he can solve a riddle like its nobodies business. While some may still take a little more time than others, he has never actually been stumped by a puzzle before.
    ”I’ll accept any challenge.”
  • While it is questionable whether this is truly a ‘talent’, Kei has the ability to consistently be in the ‘right place’ at the ‘right time’. If you didn’t know any better you may be inclined to believe that he is psychically able to predict where people and events will be without any previous knowledge.
    ”I swear I don’t plan these meetings, they just kind of happen.”
  • Kei, because he doesn't sleep, has a lot of time on his hands. Because of this he has experimented endlessly in the arts and thus he is extremely talented with a pencil and paint brush. Plus, he has recently taken to playing a violin and is finding himself to be quite skilled.
    "It is to be expected when I have a full 12 hours more to practice than everyone else."

Flaws:Him? Flawed? No never. Psh.
  • Kei has a problem with forgiveness. He has the ability to hold a grudge for a lifetime and the inability to overcome his anger or hatred for the person he holds it against. There are no second chances with him, once you have lost his favor you really can’t get it back (unless you’re as much a freak as he is.)
    ”In the words of ‘Mr. Darcy’, my good opinion once lost is lost forever.”
  • Another flaw is the fact that Kei, after deceiving people for as long as he has, has a hard time being honest about his own feelings. It doesn’t come naturally to him, so when he suffers he always suffering alone without any outside support. Even worse is that when this occurs he tends to deceive himself into thinking that he is all right, when in fact he is not.
    ”I would rather be talking about your feelings than my own.”
  • Kei possesses a large physical flaw. His body, due to constant insomnia, is unnaturally weak. He is consistently tired and because of this his physical stamina is abnormally low, plus his immune system isn’t where should be so he is easily susceptible to diseases such as the flu or the common cold.
    ”Ah-choo! Oh dear, I think I feel a cold coming on.”
  • Kei is almost completely dependent upon his sister’s ability of energy transference. Because he is unable to sleep he needs another available source of natural energy that his sister is able to provide. However, he is actively seeking other sources (unfortunately, he has been mostly unsuccessful).
    ”It shames me to admit how much I require my sister’s aid.”



"Life is the art of being well deceived; and in order that the deception may succeed it must be habitual and uninterrupted." ~William Hazlitt



Image
Image



"People always overdo the matter when they attempt deception." ~Charles Dudley Warner


ImageBio:
(Schooling/Work/Life Style/Social Life/Memorable Memories)

Kei has been given private schooling for as long as he can remember. His parents gave him this special treatment partially because he was the first of the twins to be born but also because he was the boy. Even in elementary and junior high school Kei always came in first place when it came to his grades. Much like his sister, Kei managed to test high enough on his high school entrance exams to attend one of the top schools in the nation and he graduated as the valedictorian. Unlike Riye, however, Kei has not taken a year off from school and already has started his first year of college. He hopes to pursue a business degree.
"School is a necessary part of a successful life."

Kei started working the moment he was old enough to get a job due to his decision not to be a burden to his parents. He got a job as a waiter in a local café’ and has been working there ever since. While he can’t say he enjoys the job a lot after having worked there for as long as he has he has gained quite a following and makes quite the income in untaxed tips.
"Sometimes I worry I'll be stuck as a waiter my entire life simply because they won't let me leave."

Kei’s life style is pretty basic for someone who is his age and lives on his own (with his twin sister obviously). He lives in a small studio apartment and commutes Monday through Friday to school via the local busses and subways. After school he goes to his work place. After work he picks up his little sister and they share a dinner, usually they eat out at a cheap Ramen restaurant.
"Mediocrity does not strike me as a bad thing, so I am quite happy to live that way."

His social life is, what some may consider, bustling. He knows a lot of people and he is rather popular in most circles due to his prince-like attitude. He spends a lot of time out and about amongst his ‘friends’. When he is on his own however he entertains himself by extensive reading of all sorts (but he focuses mostly on classical literature.) Also he enjoys the many arts and has been known to consistently try new thing such as the violin.
"I have a lot of time on my hands and not nearly enough ways to fill it."

Kei has made plenty of memorable memories. One such memory is probably the reason why he became the deceptive person he is. His first year in Junior High he became the victim of bullying, but it wasn’t from students. He was bullied by a teacher who wrongfully accused him of cheating. (His grades were simply too good.) During this time he still maintained a very cold personality but after being expelled he decided it was much easier to manipulate people and get his way if they saw him as being the perfect Princely character. Also, he went to the circus with his family when he was six and had the wits scared out of him by a clown when it jokingly squirted the unsuspecting Kei in the face with water. He hasn't liked them ever since.
"I plan on making plenty of new memories in the near future."



Image



Other:
Kei is allergic to shellfish. He also has his own fan-club of girls that consistently show up at his work place and call him their 'prince'.
"Ah, how embarrassing."
ImageRelationships:
  • Riye Wakahisa: Kei 'younger' twin sister. He is overly protective of her and has a nasty habit of chasing off suitors by pretending to be her boyfriend rather than her brother. He suffers from a sister complex of a serious level. When he does share his emotions with someone, it is usually Riye that he tells because he trusts her so entirely. Also, it is important to him that she does not discover his 'true' personality because he does not wish for her to dislike him since she is the single-most important person in his life.
    "If we were the only two people on this planet I would be happily content with myself."
  • Izumi Wakahisa: Kei's mother. He loves her deeply and holds her in very high respect. The two act like best friends and share secrets from time to time. Usually, when Kei is on the phone and laughing his mother is on the other end. In some ways he may be a bit of a momma's boy since his mother favors him so heavily and 'mother-hens' constantly. He also inherited his glorious work ethic from Izumi.
    "Yes yes, I miss you too...of course I'm working hard, mother."
  • Iwao Wakahisa: Kei's father. The two have a strained relationship. His father has always expected him to excel in every part of his life including sports. However, his father became deeply disappointed when he realized that his only son had a weak body so he treated him in a somewhat cruel manner. As a child Kei attempted to impress his father, but after failing time and time again he returned his father's cruelty with a polite coldness of his own.
    "If it's all the same to you, I'd prefer to not speak so deeply about my family situation."
  • Kotori Kurosawa: A childhood 'friend' to both Riye and Kei. Kei treats her with same kind politeness that he treats everyone, unfortunately he does not think very highly of her. Ironically, the two have a lot in common when it comes to their personalities, however he does not like anyone who manipulates his sister. Also, he is fully aware that Kotori has had a life long crush on him and is actively pursuing him. Due to this he has and continues to manipulate her from time to time.
    "It is very good to see a child hood friend again...I suppose."

Character Thoughts Towards Others:



"The art of pleasing is the art of deception." ~Luc de Clapiers



Image
Image



"While all deception requires secrecy, all secrecy is not meant to deceive." ~Sissela Bok


Theme Song: Breaking Benjamin-Dance With the Devil
Here I stand, helpless and left for dead.

Close your eyes, so many days go by.
Easy to find what's wrong, harder to find what's right.

I believe in you, I can show you that I can see right through all your empty lies.

I won't stay long, in this world so wrong.

Say goodbye, as we dance with the devil tonight.
Don't you dare look at him in the eye, as we dance with the devil tonight?

Trembling, crawling across my skin.
Feeling your cold dead eyes, stealing the life of mine.

I believe in you, I can show you that I can see right through all your empty lies.

I won't last long, in this world so wrong.

Say goodbye, as we dance with the devil tonight.
Don't you dare look at him in the eye, as we dance with the devil tonight?

Hold On. Hold On.

Say goodbye, as we dance with the devil tonight.
Don't you dare look at him in the eye, as we dance with the devil tonight?

Hold On. Hold On.

Good-Bye.



"Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception." ~Edward V. Lucas



Image



"Deception is everywhere." ~James Sanborn

So begins...

Kei Wakahisa's Story

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Aria Deomon Character Portrait: Yuu Kokonosuke Character Portrait: Mikasa Clark Character Portrait: Riye Wakahisa Character Portrait: Kei Wakahisa Character Portrait: Patrick Iodne Character Portrait: Joshua Edard Rowan

0.00 INK

Aria Deomon

Image

All she remembered from before was an earthquake terrorizing the few animals she had, the nearby town falling down, and then her own house crashing down onto her. It was frightening for her, one of the most frightening things she had experienced since having to go to the neighbors for salt since she ran out. And the next thing Aria knew, she was in a building, one that looks much different from her actual house.

Aria opened her eyes and found herself in an old and abandoned house. The floors and ceilings were dirty along with spiders and their webs hanging everywhere, which she wasn't really afraid of since she'd seen plenty back in her own house, "Ah dear... Where did Mavin go?" Was the first thing she asked herself.

Mavin was the first thing to come to her mind. Since she practically lived alone, like most people in her time, so the only 'people' to accompany her were the 'fairies' she could see. Mythical beings? Spirits? Demons? Who knows what they really are, but she simply calls them that, and the only one that Aria is very close to is Mavin.

The little fairy dipped out from underneath a crushed wooden table and climbed into the pocket of Aria's apron, "Eh? Is something the matter?" She asked, since she could feel him shaking, but since fairies couldn't really talk, from what she knew, of course he didn't answer.

"And where are we?" She continued asking herself, and Mavin. Aria was used to talking to herself since she lived alone in her house, and especially since Mavin couldn't talk. Aria got up, and ducked her head a little to avoid a large spider. It was hardly bright, a simple window lighting the room, which almost looked like a prison cell because of the lack in color, homely items, and since it only had one door to go out.

Aria walked near that door, which was left hanging on one hinge, and peered outside, cupping one hand around her mouth and shouting, "Hello? Is anyone there?"

It was a simple shout, but it was sure to get someone's attention, "Oh Mavin.... where's our house? Although it's ruined, this place doesn't look anything like home..." She sighed, but didn't dare to leave the room since she was afraid of getting completely lost.





Yuu Kokonose

Image

Yuu's memories were a little blurred, sort of like mud in clear water. He remembered a little part of being in his house with his mother and older sister who were both eating breakfast, his mother getting ready for her job and sister going on a trip with her friends while he just sat on the couch and watched TV, being the lazy person he is.

Once the two left, and a few hours later though, he turned on the tv to the news, for some reason, and found a very important someone exclaiming that it was the end of the world. The TV then went black, and a shaking was felt by everyone in his city. He scrambled outside and saw buildings falling, cars driving, people running, and children screaming. It was catastrophe.

But that was all. From there, everything was just blank. He didn't know if he ran away, if he just stood there, if he checked on his family, he wasn't sure at all. He couldn't even guess what he did, and although the thoughts still scared him a little, it just felt like it was all a bad dream.

Immediately, his eyes flashed open and he sat up, only to hit his head on a broken table he was underneath. Of course he let out a small yelp from the surprised and sudden slight pain, but he calmed down a moment later, rubbing his forehead, and climbed out from underneath it.

"Where... exactly am I?" He asked himself quietly, not meaning to say anything out loud, but by accident of course.

The first thing he did was pull out his phone and call his mother, caring about his family very much. But once he tried, nothing came though. His mother didn't pick up, and it made him a little worried, so he tried his sister's phone, and nothing came from that either. Yuu got a little more anxious, especially since he was in an old and ruined house, which could have been effected by the earthquake he felt on what was supposed to be 'an hour ago.'

He heard someone call out, unsure of the voice, but rushed out the room, hoping to either find the owner, or and exit to the outside, which he needed much more.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Aria Deomon Character Portrait: Yuu Kokonosuke Character Portrait: Mikasa Clark Character Portrait: Riye Wakahisa Character Portrait: Kei Wakahisa Character Portrait: Joshua Edard Rowan Character Portrait: Naomi Kosatsu

0.00 INK

Riye Wakahisa
&
Kei Wakahisa



ImageRiye had a headache. Not unsurprisingly considering the place she had managed to fall asleep in. Honestly, she felt fortunate that a headache was all she had to deal with. Narcolepsy certainly made any situation worse. If she recalled properly, she was caught in an earthquake while walking home with Kei and after having attempted to run to safety ended up falling asleep against a telephone pole. Yawning and rubbing her temples, Riye attempted to sit up and look around. This was most definitely not a telephone pole. No this was the inside of a run down, falling to pieces building that may or may not be abandoned. For all she knew ghosts could be wandering the halls. Not that the idea particularly bothered her.

The only thing bothering her at the moment was the heavy and strangely warm object laying on top of her and making it nearly impossible to sit up. She stared at it. After a moment recollection of why the object looked strangely familiar filled her mind. "Why hello there big brother." He did not stir. "I know you well enough to know you can't possibly be asleep so would you get off of me. You're heavy." Nothing again. Doing the only thing she could think of she smacked the top of his head. The light haired boy didn't flinch and Riye noticed her hand seemed wet. Looking at it her eyes widened. That red liquid was most certainly blood. An ear shattering, blood curdling scream echoed through the halls.

"Kei! Don't die! You can't be dead! Oh my fragile big brother! I'm so sorry I couldn't protect you! I didn't mean to fall asleep!" Finding new found strength she lifted both herself and her brother and squeezed his head. In her frantic state she didn't notice the boy awakening from his unconscious state.

"Riye? Whatever are you talking about?" The girl froze and stared down at the top of the boy's head. Kei's hand moved to her arms and pried them loose so that he could sit up. Seeing his sister in her somewhat shocked condition he smiled in a gentle manner hoping to bring her out of her stupor. He did wince slightly at the throbbing and stinging he felt on the back of his head. I must of been struck in the back of the head during the earthquake...

Unfortunately for Kei, his smile had the opposite affect than the one he had been hoping for. Rather than calming her with the knowledge that he was alright, it irked her that he was smiling in a situation when she was obviously unnerved. His twin sister was always a little unpredictable. Punching him in the arm with all the strength she could muster she growled at him, "This is hardly the time to be smiling, you idiot. I seriously thought you had died!"

"I am deeply apologetic to have scared you. I will reflect on my actions." Kei bowed his head in defeat before standing up, "Perhaps, however, this is something to be done in a safer and more familiar location?" Riye yawned as she too stood up. The pair made their way to the only door leading out of the room, Kei in the lead."Watch your step."

ImageRiye rolled her eyes as they stepped into the hallway. Neither of the two nineteen year olds had any clue where it was they were headed but neither one of them felt it was safe to stay in a building this old after an apparent earthquake. Of course, neither voiced the singular thought they both shared. How had they gotten in this building to begin with? It was a perfectly reasonable question to have since neither could recall having entered it. It irritated Kei to be completely unaware. Whoever brought us here certainly has some explaining to do, and he will explain.

"So where do you think the exit is? 'Cuz I've got no idea." Riye finally said after the two had been wandering for only a short time. Kei chuckled and shook his head at his sister's impatience. He opened his mouth to speak but was interrupted by his Riye's voice, "Maybe they know."

Kei turned to look at his sister, confusion evident on his face. "Who is 'they'?"

Riye pointed down the hallway,"They owners of those auras, of course." She stated with a matter of fact tone. Kei looked ahead, while he could not see auras he trusted his sister's sight well enough to believe her when she said there were people ahead. Sure enough, the closer they got to the end of the hall the more he could hear multiple voices. They sounded as though they were making introductions. The pair peeked around a corner and saw said group of people that Riye had spoken of. "Told you there were people down here."

Kei smiled kindly at his twin, "Your talent never fails to amaze me." Riye gave her brother a bored look and yawned, Kei opted to look forward at the group. He did not trust them. For multiple reasons. The first being the strange appearance of many of the members of the group; at least one of them had bright pink hair and many of the others wore outfits not befitting to the time period. The second reason was the fact that he couldn't help but suspect them of being the reason that he and his sister were caught in this building, and the third and final reason was that at least two were armed with weapons.

"They're weird looking." Kei looked down at his sister a worried smile gracing his lips, Her bluntness never fails to amuse.

"Riye, that's rude." The youngest sibling rolled her eyes at her elder in response to his comment, just being honest here. Stepping forward and inconspicuously angling himself between his sister and the armed characters, Kei smiled apologetically, "We are quite sorry to interrupt your conversation but we seem to be lost inside this building and we were in hopes one of you may be able to direct us towards the exit."

"I'm not sorry."

"Riye." Kei spoke her name sternly as he frowned at her.

"What? I haven't done anything to feel sorry for. They are weird looking," Riye covered her mouth as another yawn escaped her lips before continuing, "their colors are all wrong." She eyed them with sleepy eyes as she yawned yet again. Not one of their auras were the right color, and some of their auras shape was just plain creepy. Staring at the guy with the strange glowing red eye her spine tingled. His aura was dark. Really, really dark. Yet, it didn't really strike her as being evil either, weird.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Aria Deomon Character Portrait: Yuu Kokonosuke Character Portrait: Mikasa Clark Character Portrait: Riye Wakahisa Character Portrait: Kei Wakahisa Character Portrait: Joshua Edard Rowan Character Portrait: Naomi Kosatsu Character Portrait: Ariana Ahikito Kaizuke

0.00 INK

~Ariana Ahikito Kaizuke~


Image
Ariana shivered and turned in her restless sleep, she saw horrible images, sights of explosions, destruction, falling buildings and death... so much death. It made her feel dead inside just thinking about it. Where was her Mother? Was she alright? She hadn't seen her since that morning when she'd left for the lab. She was in a rush that... morning she hadn't given a proper goodbye... a hug... nothing, just a quick wave of the hand and out the door. Ariana felt like screaming, she was scared, terrified, her sleep was filled with nothing but darkness and this host of horrible swirling images and thoughts that served no purpose it seemed but to instill within her a dark shroud of terror. Tears began to stream down the girls face. She wanted it all to stop... "Mama-chan..." she whimpered silently. "Please be Ok..."


With a quick jolt Ariana jumped slightly and her eyes flickered open. Where... was she? She couldn't remember anything! What was going on?! She felt a wetness on her face and realised she had been crying heavily in her sleep, wiping her face quickly she regained her composure and stiffened her back, poising herself into a more refined position... and so she thought. She was still a bit disoriented, unsure of her surroundings, she appeared to be... wedged behind a sofa? How had she ended up there? She quickly raked through her memory until she arrived at the horrible events of her dream... no, of her memory. She had been working at the lab like always when it happened... her test tubes and other various scientific apparatus had begun to rattle at severe rates... at first she had thought that she had messed up an experiment somehow, or something in the chemistry department had exploded... again. But no, not this time. Eventually the whole laboratory began to rattle and shake, walls began to collapse, Ariana had fallen on her behind and started screaming... the last thing she remembered was looking upwards just in time to see the roof crumble and collapse just above her but then? Nothing.

So... there had been an earthquake? One of THAT large a scale? It didn't seem likely... no earthquake had happened in Japan since well... a long time, or so she had thought... and if that really had happened? Where was she? More importantly... how had she gotten there? Surely there had to be some logical explanation... but before she could think too deeply on it, she heard a young mans voice behind her... evident with concern, she quickly turned to face the speaker and was immediately left with a shocked expression... as she looked into an eye, blood red as crimson.

"Pardon me M'lady... but are you alright?"

~Joshua Edard Rowan~


Image
Joshua decided to take the high road with Mikasa and not respond to her comment... of course he knew that there may be others, however he felt that they should get a better grasp of the situation before playing hero. Still he let her have the moment as she brought over another person in their situation, going by the name of Naomi Kosatsu, he re-introduced himself to her and responded to her queries about the Earthquake.

"Aye, I think that may well be the case... I only remember bits and pieces but considering the state of this building and the fact that Ser Yuu recalls a similar event... I would hasten to guess, albeit reluctantly, that an Earthquake did in fact take place." Joshua's expression was dark and grave as he explained the situation however before further input could be made, he heard two new voices break the conversation.

"We are quite sorry to interrupt your conversation but we seem to be lost inside this building and we were in hopes one of you may be able to direct us towards the exit."

"I'm not sorry."

"Riye."

"What? I haven't done anything to feel sorry for. They are weird looking," The girl yawned. "their colors are all wrong."

Joshua physically grimaced at the girl who approached them... the fellow who accompanied her seemed to hold some formality and class at least but his female accomplice would probably have caused Joshua to facepalm, should he have had any idea what a facepalm was. He was also rather annoyed by what she had said. "Their colors are all wrong." He realised she probably wasn't reffering to his eye... but he still took slight offense from the comment and decided to interject after noticing her staring at him in particular.

"And who are you to call our colors wrong wench!? I'll admit what you are reffering to eludes me... still, if you insist on picking on colors when talking to complete strangers I'd suggest you hold your tongue lest someone poke fun at that obviously thick skull and stupendously foolish brain hidden under a sea of vomit-inducing orange..." He smirked lightly and turned to her male companion. "I assume you heard my second introduction then ser? I assure you your interruption is no trouble... however we to are prisoners of this place and as such, seek its exit with equal zest and confusion... now you see we believe there has been an..."

*Whimper*

Barely picking up the light crying of what sounded like another person, Joshua turned away from the newcomers and towards what appeared to be a creaking old dresser. "Did you all hear that?" Joshua asked the group before slowly approaching the area to see what had made the noise. As he approached the dresser he heard the whimpering die down and a loud shuffling as who or whatever was behind the furnishing righted itself. Finally he reached behind the dresser and poked his head into the space behind which seemed cramped and uncomfortable in near every way, his eyes widened slightly as he saw girl, one or two years younger than himself, straightening herself from her previous position and wiping tears from her eyes. Shocked by this sight and noting that the girl obviously hadn't noticed him, Joshua spoke up.

"Pardon me M'lady... but are you alright?"

Quickly turning to face him, the shocked girl stared in awe at his eye for a few moments, causing Joshua to frown slightly. But realised her mistake quickly and began to speak. "Tch, d... do I LOOK Ok?! What kind of a question is that?! How did I even... bah! No matter! Help me out of here first and then you better tell me who you are and just what is going on here?!"

Frowning at her rude behavior but having some understanding considering her situation, Joshua helped the girl up, who introduced herself as Ariana and quickly introduced himself and the other members of the group whose names he knew, after doing so he escorted her over to the others and allowed her to introduce herself.

"G..Good day to you all, I am Ariana Ahikito Kaizuke, Mister Rowan here has briefed me on the situation and told me your names... so a renewal of introductions are unnecessary..." Ariana tilted her head slightly confused however as she turned to the red haired girl and formal boy who had arrived just moments before she had.

"He didn't, however, mention your names... just who are you two anyway?"

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Aria Deomon Character Portrait: Yuu Kokonosuke Character Portrait: Mikasa Clark Character Portrait: Riye Wakahisa Character Portrait: Kei Wakahisa Character Portrait: Joshua Edard Rowan Character Portrait: Naomi Kosatsu Character Portrait: Ariana Ahikito Kaizuke

0.00 INK

Riye Wakahisa
&
Kei Wakahisa



Image
OOC: This is Riye's sarcastic face.
While neither sibling was surprised by the tone of voice that the man with the red eye took with Riye's comment, they couldn't really say they were particularly happy with it either. "And who are you to call our colors wrong wench!? I'll admit what you are referring to eludes me... still, if you insist on picking on colors when talking to complete strangers I'd suggest you hold your tongue lest someone poke fun at that obviously thick skull and stupendously foolish brain hidden under a sea of vomit-inducing orange...", Riye stared at the red-eyed boy. Apparently he was reading way too deeply into her comment about their colors being 'wrong' and he also really, really didn't like her hair color. Well, he certainly has the right to voice his opinion and he also has the guts to do so. Bravo., she mentally applauded him despite the fact she was just terribly insulted. Aside from that...wench? What era does he hail from? He continued, "I assume you heard my second introduction then ser? I assure you your interruption is no trouble... however we to are prisoners of this place and as such, seek its exit with equal zest and confusion... now you see we believe there has been an..." He stopped mid-sentence after being interrupted by the sound of whimpering.

Normally, the two siblings may have been a little more keen on assisting the whimpering soul, however both were currently trapped mulling over their own thoughts. Riye was still deliberating the fact that he talked like some man from the medieval time period while Kei was attempting to keep calm. Riye really didn't find Josh's comment as insulting as she found it humorous. Her elder brother on the other hand was quite angry. After all, how dare some insolent, red-eyed freak insult his little sister simply because he misunderstood her bluntness as her purposely being rude. His little sister simply was not fortunate enough to have been born with the same level of tact as himself.

While his smile never left his face both it and his eyes reflected a sort of chill that could send shivers down anyone's spine. Fortunately, his dear little sister was both dense, and distracted for he would never want her to see this look on his face. This 'Joshua' fellow had made a heavy mistake by making Kei angry. It wasn't something he would have to worry about now, but rather it was something he would have to worry about into the future...indefinitely. After all, Kei never forgot an offense himself or his sibling.

Image
OOC: This is not Kei's Happy face.
Riye, having zoned out temporarily, was finally coming back to reality as Joshua introduced everyone to a female newcomer. Both sibling made note of everyone's names. When the young lady introduced herself, Kei's warm smile returned to his face and he bowed his head politely. The girl, now known as Ariana looked at the twins, a somewhat confused appearance on her face, "He didn't, however, mention your names... just who are you two anyway?"

Kei spoke first, "It is an honor to make your acquaintance, Ms. Kaizuke. I do wish are meeting could have been under different circumstances, though."

"If it had been different circumstances we probably would never have had that honor." Riye interjected before continuing with her largest yawn yet, "Sorry 'bout that." A small smirk came to her face as she just thought of a great introduction for both her and her brother. Stepping around the elder twin, much to his obvious dismay she motioned to him, "This is my twin brother Kei Wakahisa. But you can call him your Royal Highness because he obviously has an air of princeliness." Kei palmed his forehead. Now was hardly the time for one of Riye's sarcastic or cheesy jokes.

"Riye." His voice had a tone of embarrassment embellishing it.

The red-head cocked her head before continuing her version of their introductions, "I am Riye Wakahisa, but you can call me the 'wench-with-the-obviously-thick-skull-and-stupendously-foolish-brain-hidden-under-a-sea-of-vomit-inducing-orange', or just wench if you don't want to say...all of that." The rather long nickname that she stole from Joshua came out very quickly and sounding a lot like one word. She snickered as Kei smiled apologetically at the group before them. Shaking his head and rubbing his temples he quickly fixed their so-called introduction.

"Please just call us Kei and Riye and don't mind my sister's choice of...titles." Riye looked back at her brother from over her shoulder, gazed up at him from beneath her lashes and stuck her tongue out. She always loved a good cheesy joke, even if no one else did or the situation didn't really call for it.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Aria Deomon Character Portrait: Yuu Kokonosuke Character Portrait: Mikasa Clark Character Portrait: Riye Wakahisa Character Portrait: Kei Wakahisa Character Portrait: Joshua Edard Rowan Character Portrait: Naomi Kosatsu Character Portrait: Lei Eton Character Portrait: Ariana Ahikito Kaizuke

0.00 INK

Aria Deomon | Yuu Kokonose


Image

"Y...your hair... it... it is the color of the flowers that bloom by the roadside..."

'Roadside....?' Aria thought to herself, the first thing coming to her mind, 'What's.... a roadside?' She wondered since she really only had paths to follow rather than actual roads. In fact, hardly paths. There was always grass, flowers, bushes, trees, all sorts of wild things blocking the way, so there was really not even a path. Then, realizing that it may have been a compliment, maybe not, she just said to be polite, "A-ah, thank you sir!"

"A... ahem yes M'lady, I believe I am in the same situation as you... should that be a good or a bad thing I have yet to see."

"I see...." Aria seemed to have said disappointedly, hoping that someone knew a way back to her home, even though the whole entire room was filled with strangers, "Well," Aria began, trying to stay optimistic, "I'm sure it won't be bad!"

Image

Yuu found the way the stranger, also known as Joshua, spoke, but ignored it, not really caring since he was such a lazy young man to even care, "Aye, this young man is correct, if those weapons are drawn then how can relations be continued in peace? It is most appropriate that you would sheathe them post haste."

"Outdated or not.... this weapons are enough to slice through anything. And that includes your pretty face if you do not back off".

"Thank you." He said to Joshua with a tiring sounding sigh, seeming to be glaring at the armed girl known was Mikasa, "At least someone agrees with me on that. And I think I'll hold off on having... whatever that is," He referred to her weapons since he had no clue what to call them, "Cutting me to pieces." Unlike most people who could be in that position, he didn't seem to be very frightened at all. Or, as mentioned before, maybe he was just too lazy to be afraid.

"Why Sire Edard, you surprise me. Seeing how you hurried to save miss Aria. I would have thought you would want to see if there are any other people trapped before we exit the building, but I see I was mistaken"

Aria, hoping not to cause any trouble, quickly said, "W-well that's probably just because I was the first person to call out... and everyone being in the same situation apparently, i-it'd only be expected to run for the first calling voice, right?" She gave a small smile, though based on her stuttering she was still a little scared about the weapons Mikasa had, even though she was certain that she wouldn't, hopefully, take out her weapon.

Of course, after the two introduced themselves, Yuu and Aria did their regular polite thing of saying 'Nice to meet you' or something around that sort.

"As for you... head out and show yourself."

"Who?" The emerald eyed young man and pink-haired girl asked in unison before seeing a girl with amethyst colored eyes appear.

"Ummm... Hello? My name is Naomi Kosatsu. I didn't mean to interrupt and to eavesdrop on everyone, but... I don't know what's happening either. All I remember is heading to school, and then waking up in here... Is it true? Was there really an earthquake?"

Again, Aria and Yuu say their hellos and introduced themselves to be polite and then they began to respond. Yuu, of course, went first since the girl with odd colored eyes turned to him first, "So.... you were also going to school?" The uniform she wore was similar to his, well... similar enough that is. It looked older than the girls' uniforms at his current school, but that didn't matter. Seeing a sort of familiar face made him relieved, "H-Hey... you go to (Enter random highschool name because I don't know one!) also, don't you?"

Just as Yuu was about to explain, Joshua seemed to have covered for him, which he didn't mind, since he didn't exactly feel like explaining anyways. Then, two other people entered the room, and although they weren't exactly the same, both Aria and Yuu suspected they were related, in some way at least.

"We are quite sorry to interrupt your conversation but we seem to be lost inside this building and we were in hopes one of you may be able to direct us towards the exit."

"I'm not sorry."

"Riye."

Yuu and Aria only stared at the two, one with confusion, and the other with his usual blank and dull eyes, "No need for the little lady to be so rude...." He said, staring at the girl with the brown hair.

Aria, trying to smile a second time though she grew even more frightened at the amount of people, "U-Um.... no one knows the exit at the moment... We're all stuck in the same situation I'm afraid..."

"And who are you to call our colors wrong wench!? I'll admit what you are reffering to eludes me... still, if you insist on picking on colors when talking to complete strangers I'd suggest you hold your tongue lest someone poke fun at that obviously thick skull and stupendously foolish brain hidden under a sea of vomit-inducing orange... I assume you heard my second introduction then ser? I assure you your interruption is no trouble... however we to are prisoners of this place and as such, seek its exit with equal zest and confusion... now you see we believe there has been an..."

Aria shifted a little. What was worse than a bunch of people was a bunch of people arguing and what such, but since she was not a fan of crowds, she decided not to say anything, 'If things happen... then things happen....' She thought to herself, more quietly than she actually thought she would. Instead, she glanced down at her pocket and whispered very quietly to the fairy, who was also peeking out at the group, "Mavin... there are so many now..."

*Whimper*

"Did you all hear that?"

"Hear... what..." Yuu asked, since he was spacing out during the whole time the two people came in and what such. He leaned off the wall to follow Joshua before seeing another girl with abnormal purple eyes, but regular brown eyes. While Joshua tried to confront her, Aria stood in the back of the group, and Yuu, like always, spaced out, almost seeming to have been sleeping.

"G..Good day to you all, I am Ariana Ahikito Kaizuke, Mister Rowan here has briefed me on the situation and told me your names... so a renewal of introductions are unnecessary..."

For the third time, Aria said her hellos, very quietly, probably most likely underneath her own breath, but only Aria this time. Yuu actually was sleeping, leaning on the wall, and probably almost falling off, but he didn't notice. Because he was sleeping obviously.

"Please just call us Kei and Riye and don't mind my sister's choice of...titles."

Aria said the same, and Yuu, hardly sleeping, but hardly sleeping now that the commotion had been waking himself up, "So..." Aria began, raising her hand like she was in a classroom. Mostly since her mother told her it was polite, "S-shouldn't we begin to look for the exit?"





Lei Allen Eton


Image

Lei woke up in a strange place. Empty room. Yeah. Things you'd see in a prison. Well... at least ones you'd see in the movies since Lei wasn't a criminal. He was too much of a cheerful and nice guy to do anything bad. Even asking for something would make him feel guilty. Though, now he was quite in a little trouble, and he had to do something, "Whoa.... where is this? Did I do something wrong?" He asked, thinking he actually was in a jail, though if he was, he didn't seem too let down.

But the door was hanging open, so he went outside of the dull room he was staying in, and wandered around. Unlike most of the people there, he had no memories at all of what happened last, or at least, no memories of the incident. All he remembered was selling a white bouquet of flowers to a costumer and then all of a sudden blacking out before finally arriving in a suspicious old building.

"Neh, Neh..." He called out, being unable to see anything, especially since he walked past a whole group. He needed glasses anyways, "Anyone here? Jailer?" Lei asked, still believing he was in a jail.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Aria Deomon Character Portrait: Yuu Kokonosuke Character Portrait: Mikasa Clark Character Portrait: Riye Wakahisa Character Portrait: Kei Wakahisa Character Portrait: Joshua Edard Rowan Character Portrait: Naomi Kosatsu Character Portrait: Lei Eton Character Portrait: Ariana Ahikito Kaizuke

0.00 INK

~Ariana Ahikito Kaizuke~ / ~Joshua Edard Rowan~


Image
"S-shouldn't we begin to look for the exit?" Aria mentioned. She was right of course... but where to begin? Had they even come across a single exit since entering. Ariana found herself thinking such things... though in reality ahe had practically just woken up, so she hadn't had a major chance to actively seek an exit. "Hai, that sounds like as good a plan as any... plus I'd really rather not spend any more time in this dusty old place... feels fit to collapse at any moment..." Ariana mumbled. Josh smirked at the girls tone, she spoke almost like she was of noble blood... but not. Like she was meant to be all high and mighty, but that really just didn't suit her style. "I share that sentiment... I swear that in the room I woke up in... there was a window behind the couch... if there really is no other exit available to us we could, though it seems rather blunt, jump out of it. I mean if all else fails then whom requires a door?" Ariana grimaced for a quick moment at Joshua's suggestion. She didn't like the idea of pulling herself through a window... however she had to admit he had a point. If they couldn't find any other means of escape then was there really a need for a door specifically. Deciding his plan was at the very least an option, Ariana nodded silently.

After agreeing silently however... she grimaced. Something was wrong about Joshua... she could feel it in her mind. No knowledge of senses to back it up. She just knew... like a sixth sense, it was her clairvoyance she knew, telling her an abundance of information about Joshua without him even knowing. He was different... he had a demonic presence to him... however not entirely, for the half of him that exuded darkness another half released light. He had a pure and good power and energy stored beneath an undefined corruption... his spirit was as contrasted as his eyes, a golden light and blood red darkness. He was both at the same time and... more importantly... he was no human. But neither was he a demon... or an angel... it was strange. He had the power of good and evil stored within him... yet he was too powerful to be a human... far too powerful. Her head hurt then... it was if she was so close to discovering his true nature... his race... yet... something was keeping her from it... like having a word on the tip of your tongue Ariana struggled to comprehend his being... she was so close he... he was a... "*Ahem* Lady Ariana?" Ariana jumped slightly as Joshua spoke to her and lost all focus she may have had. She realised then she had been staring at him deeply for a few moments. "H... huh?! E... ehm my apologies... I was just daydreaming..."


Image [center] Joshua raised an eyebrow at Ariana's sudden stuttering and defensive attitude. What a strange reaction... if she was simply daydreaming then why did she seem so embarrassed? Did she have a crush on him or something? Not likely, considering they had just met and that he had his... strange, eye. Then what... maybe she was just a generally shy person... though she had been staring at him so deeply. Hmm... no, he was probably just overthinking things. She was probably deep in thought and startled by his words, nothing more. "Ahh I see, of course."

Ariana was about to say something else when her eyes widened drastically, she had spotted a young man with green hair, walking past the entire group while calling out for a "jailer"... was he blind? Could he not see that there were people so close to him? Or, more importantly, that he wasn't in any form of prison whatsoever. As he noticed Ariana's wide eyes and followed her gaze, Joshua physically recoiled in shock at the sight of the man with green hair. "H... His hair! It resembles the humble grass that would grow in the long stretching fields that I have walked! What on Earth is the cause such foliage inspired hair coloring such as that with which I have witnessed this day?!" Ariana grimaced at Joshua's tone and approach. Honestly, was this guy stuck in the past or what?

Approaching the green haired and obviously lost man cautiously, Ariana prodded his shoulder gently and awkwardly began to speak. "I'm afraid that we are no jailers... merely prisoners like yourself. Sorry to interrupt you sir, but I am Ariana and I believe you may just be in the same situation as myself and these others with me... may I ask you your name?"

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Aria Deomon Character Portrait: Yuu Kokonosuke Character Portrait: Mikasa Clark Character Portrait: Riye Wakahisa Character Portrait: Kei Wakahisa Character Portrait: Patrick Iodne Character Portrait: Naomi Kosatsu Character Portrait: Lei Eton Character Portrait: Ariana Ahikito Kaizuke Character Portrait: Ryu Koizumi Character Portrait: Asher Lucian Evans Character Portrait: Ian Emanual Erian

0.00 INK

Ian Emanuel Erian

Ian grunted as he woke up. His clothes were ripped in various places by bullets flying at him, and in some of those cuts, blood could be seen. He didn't remember what happened. All Ian remembered was that he was fighting in a battle in the Arctic, and Ian took his post as the sniper in his platoon. Another person was there with him, in case the enemy somehow discovered the sniper's position. After all, Ian was only useful in ranged fights. Up close, he's practically dead.

Mid-battle, the enemy managed to push back Ian's platoon, as well as discovering their position. Thinking fast, Ian's partner was about to throw a flashbang. About to. The land began to shake, and the snow on a nearby mountain began to fall down to the battle. The force of the spontaneous natural disaster caused the soldier to drop the flashbang, allowing it to detonate right under Ian as he was taking aim for the nearest enemy. The result was the deafening of the sniper's ears and the temporary blindness, which, in reality, allowed the incoming avalanche and the occurring earthquake to wreak havoc without Ian's notice.

"Ugh... my head..." Ian muttered as he rubbed the aching noggin of his. Looking around, he realized that he wasn't in the battlefield anymore. "Well... crap." Did I get captured by the enemy or something...? Ugh... Ian thought as he stood up. It was a dark room, with a bit of light coming from the space the closed door to the room didn't cover. Feeling for anything in the floor, Ian smirked as he almost immediately found his weapons. No way... Not even anyone would be dumb enough to leave the prisoner's weapons with him.

Looking around some more inside the room, Ian saw that it was practically ravaged. Geez...Did an earthquake occur here...? Every single thing inside the room had either fallen on the floor, toppled over, or laid as multiple pieces of itself on the said floor. Suddenly, Ian heard voices from outside the door. "Huh...? Who's there...?" He muttered as he approached the doorway. The sniper put his ear against the door, trying to listen in and see if he can get a hint at what's going on. To him, it was just some random nonsense, but through it all, Ian could hear one distinct voice. "As for you... head out and show yourself."

Ian nearly froze at the command, but the voice wasn't really directed towards him. Realizing that, Ian moved his hand away from the handle- that is until his mind registered something about that voice. Wait... could it be...? Ian thought. He moved his hand back towards the handle. No... I thought she was half a world away... There was a bit of joy to the thought as Ian twisted the doorknob. Opening it a bit, he could see a group of people. None of which, Ian could recognize by sight. Of course, now that he revealed his presence to the group (if they happened to be facing Ian's direction), it just became very awkward for him. Ian bit his tongue, secretly, as he can't find the words to say first.

One of those people walked past the whole group, asking for a sort of jailer. What is he- blind? Ian thought. Another of the group had her back towards Ian as she said "I'm afraid that we are no jailers... merely prisoners like yourself. Sorry to interrupt you sir, but I am Ariana and I believe you may just be in the same situation as myself and these others with me... May I ask your name?"

"..." Ian kept silent still, not knowing what to do or say. Sighing, Ian got out of the room. "Uh... excuse me... But, can any of you tell me what's going on?" Ian said, trying to keep a smile.

Asher Lucian Evans


Great... Fan-freaking-tastic. The man in the dark green cloak thought. His head was pounding as hard as a heart of an athlete in the Olympics, and he isn't in New York City. Other than that, the man felt like crud after discovering that he just ate expired food products in a restaurant in- wait. I'm not in New York City.

Looking around, Asher Lucian Evans could see, via the designs of the items inside the dark room he was in, that he wasn't in New York City. In fact, he wasn't in America. "Why... the hell am I in Japan...?" Asher muttered. Trying to remember what had happened, Asher realized that an earthquake ripped through New York City, which was unheard of because no one even recorded an earthquake in that large area. Yet in happened... How?

As Asher inspected the room again, he could tell that wherever in Japan he was, the place met the same fate as New York City. Must've been a powerful earthquake as well to topple all that... Asher thought. Still looking around, Asher finally found a door, but he heard voices. The sounds were too far to be heard clearly, so Asher couldn't make out what anyone was saying. Without having the door opened more than it originally had, Asher peeked through the little space that the door left alone. He can see 9 other people in the house. They were all in front of him, but Asher's position was from a nearby hallway that led to the single room he was located in. Sighing, Asher stood up straight. Alright... So I got an earthquake, transportation into Japan and into a run-down house with at least 9 other people, and nowhere to go... What to do? Asher thought. To keep his distance, or to be apart of the group? That is the ques- "Yeah. I'll stay away for now and see how this will turn out." Asher muttered as he stayed in the room.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Aria Deomon Character Portrait: Yuu Kokonosuke Character Portrait: Mikasa Clark Character Portrait: Riye Wakahisa Character Portrait: Kei Wakahisa Character Portrait: Patrick Iodne Character Portrait: Naomi Kosatsu Character Portrait: Lei Eton Character Portrait: Ariana Ahikito Kaizuke Character Portrait: Ryu Koizumi Character Portrait: Ian Emanual Erian

0.00 INK

Image
Before anyone answered her question, she heard a male voice talking, "So.... you were also going to school?" he said, Naomi turned her eyes to see Yuu starring at her. "Yes, all I remember is heading to school, and then I woke up in here..." she said admittedly. "H-Hey... you go to Hokkaidō also, don't you?" surprised at his observation, and relieved that he had also noticed the similarity in their uniforms, although they were slightly different, she answered quickly with a little excitement, "Yes! do you know my school? I don't believe that I had seen you before, but your uniform..." she gave a quick pause eyeing his clothing before talking again, "wait, did you just say 'also'?" she asked with curiosity. Before she gave him time to answer, she remembered what they had said before, and seeing the situation there were better questions to ask "then... do you know what is happening? was there really and earthquake?"

Image
Image
Before Yuu could answer her question, Joshua introduced himself again to Naomi, he answered her question by confirming Naomi's suspicion, "...I would hasten to guess, albeit reluctantly, that an Earthquake did in fact take place." Naomi couldn't understand the situation, and was unable to answer immediately to his breaking news. But, before a tear could form in her eye and before her voice broke, she gave Joshua a nod and said in a whisper "I see..."Without noticing a tear had formed in her right eye, in embarrassment she rapidly turned her eyes down and hastily she cleaned her eyes.

Although Naomi has already heard their names when she had eavesdropped on their introduction, Aria kindly introduced herself again, to which Naomi answered with a small smile and with a respectful bow. "Nice to meet you Aria" she said respectfully. Naomi was not used to talking with girls, as she had grown used to being with boys girls would often tease her, but Aria inspired her some kind of confidence.

Soon after, everyone was interrupted by a girl and a boy that were approaching them. "We are quite sorry to interrupt your conversation but we seem to be lost inside this building and we were in hopes one of you may be able to direct us towards the exit." said the male with the very pale blonde hair. Strangely he also had an eye colored different one being some sort of blue and the other a sort of hazel, it was something different no doubt but beautiful for Naomi all the same.

"I'm not sorry." said the girl with the orange hair to Naomi's surprise.

"Riye." said her companion somewhat scornfully.

"What? I haven't done anything to feel sorry for. They are weird looking." the girl said before covering her mouth as she yawned, Naomi contagiously after seeing the girl, yawned too. "Their colors are all wrong." she finally said. Naomi felt strange, she didn't know what the girl meant by their colors. She felt uncomfortable at her remark but did not say anything nonetheless, she had would always hear offensive remarks and knew when to identify one when she received it, however this seemed more like an observation rather than an insult to Naomi.

Image

Image"Their colors are all wrong." said the girl rudely. Mikasa was sure not in a high spirit after her remark but did not say anything. She knew that the girl was not referring to their hair color or the color of their garments. Instead she fixed her eyes on her with a daring stare, if looks could kill Mikasa's stare then Riye would have probably fallen to the ground lifeless.

Showing that he was not the only one disapproving of her rude ways, and after the girl kept on seeing Joshua, he spoke without hesitation and with out boldness "and who are you to call our colors wrong wench!? I'll admit what you are referring to eludes me... still, if you insist on picking on colors when talking to complete strangers I'd suggest you hold your tongue lest someone poke fun at that obviously thick skull and stupendously foolish brain hidden under a sea of vomit-inducing orange..."

For the first time since she has woken up, Mikasa let out a small smile. Did she think Joshua's tone was a bit excesive? Yes, but at the same time she would have done the same had the girl looked at her the same way as she had looked Joshua. It was obvious her comment has touched a soft spot in the boy with the crimson eye, something Mikasa understood perfectly as she also felt the same. Ever since she was young, she was secluded by others simply because she was 'different' and being singled out like that was simply rude.

On the other hand however, Naomi was taken by surprise at the mans aggressive behavior, for the way that he had answered her inquiry she believed him to be a gentleman, and did not expect him to speak the way that he just had.

He smirked lightly and turned to her male companion. "I assume you heard my second introduction then ser? I assure you your interruption is no trouble... however we to are prisoners of this place and as such, seek its exit with equal zest and confusion... now you see we believe there has been an..."

Suddenly Joshua got distracted at the same time as Mikasa heard a noise, 'did he hear that?'. Suddenly he presented a new addition to the group, a female to be exact. "G..Good day to you all, I am Ariana Ahikito Kaizuke, Mister Rowan here has briefed me on the situation and told me your names... so a renewal of introductions are unnecessary..." she said eyeing everyone in the room except from the newest male and female. Once she did, she asked them "He didn't, however, mention your names... just who are you two anyway?"

After the girl with the orange hair replied, that they were siblings, the male concluded by simply saying, "Please just call us Kei and Riye and don't mind my sister's choice of...titles."

Mikasa remained quiet studying everyone in the room waiting for anyone to make a move, besides she had already done more interaction than she had initially intended. Mikasa was most comfortable when she could observe at a distance rather than interacting, she talked when necessary rather than as a priority.

She was particularly interested in the conversation when Aria suggested to look for an exit first, and even more interested when Joshua said there could be a possibility that they would have to exit through the window. Right now everything was a theory and nobody knew where could they exit as soon as possible under such strange circumstances in which nobody knew what exactly was going on.

At the end, Mikasa did not utter a single word again, instead she closely observed a boy whose hair was brightly green, asking something about a jailer, 'Don't tell me... he must be the older brother of pink-a-hair aka Aria here' she thought to herself for a minute. Everything that was happening was too random and too strange for Mikasa to handle for the moment and a little inside humor would not kill her. She saw Ariana and Joshua as they too acknowledge his presence, she saw Ariana talking with the green guy but was unsure as she was distracted by another voice. "Uh... excuse me... But, can any of you tell me what's going on?" asked a familiar male voice.

'that voice... I can recognize that voice anywhere, anytime' she concluded with a small grin on her face. "Ian" she whispered before letting out a sigh of relief, he had somehow survived even though she believed he had died on a mission. She felt almost as if weight has been lifted off her shoulders and for a moment in this bizarre situation she felt somewhat at ease.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Aria Deomon Character Portrait: Yuu Kokonosuke Character Portrait: Mikasa Clark Character Portrait: Riye Wakahisa Character Portrait: Kei Wakahisa Character Portrait: Naomi Kosatsu Character Portrait: Lei Eton Character Portrait: Ariana Ahikito Kaizuke Character Portrait: Ryu Koizumi Character Portrait: Ian Emanual Erian

0.00 INK

Ryu Koizumi

Ryu remained as silent as he could the whole time, trying to remain unoticed from everyone. He used his ability and remained invisible of course, he attempted to learn as much as he could from everyone that was at the room, at first he had innitially tried talking to the girl with the mid length hair, 'her name's Mikasa I think...' he thought for a moment. However, after seeing her distorted energy that showed she was absolutely under no way human, and her weapons he thought twice before doing so and instead he used his ability of invisibility.

He did not remember what he was doing before he woke up, all he remembers was waking up feeling week and dizzy. Even more so, after he started feeling all sorts of energies emanating from all over the place. Some were dark and heavy, while others much lighter, all in all something was clear for Ryu, something was definitely wrong...

Image
Image
He heard everyone's introductions, from Joshua's to the latest female addition Ariana, and he was about to find out about the male with green hair when his head felt like it was about to explode. One of the side effects of his power of being invisible was that if he used it for a long period of time his head would overheat and start getting a terrible pain. He wanted to make a run towards the nearest room as his power had yet another disadvantage.

As soon as he became invisible his clothes would fall to the ground leaving him... exposed/nude. Seeing how he could no longer control his invisibility he hid in a room near the girl whose name was Naomi, she was standing the farthest apart from the group and happened to be close to the room where Ryu had particularly left his clothes He remained quiet, clothing himself up again, as he grabbed the clothes that he himself had left in that particular room.

However the girl with the purple eyes upon hearing a noise turned around to see him missing only his shirt. As soon as her eyes met his, Naomi opened her eyes in shock, and was about to scream when Ryu suddenly closed her mouth with his hand. It was obvious he was going to be seen now that he had no energy or strength to become invisible, but he did not want to make the situation worse than what it really was. He smiled charmingly at the girl, probably not the wisest move considering how he was shirtless and practically having some fort of skin-ship but dumb Ryu thought it could calm her.

Image'Somebody, please save me!' Naomi yelled in desperation in her mind, however did not make any sound. With his last effort Ryu used his other power of telepathy, 'I don't want to hurt you. This situation... just happened'. he paused for a moment, his head hurting now more than ever. 'My name is Ryu' he was finally able to say in pain. 'how? how did he do that?! how did he read my mind? wait he didn't even speak so how could I hear what he's saying!?!? Naomi wondered over and over.

Finally after releasing Naomi, he whispered to her ear "I'm sorry about that, I know I am not the only one with... gifts if that is what you want to call them" he said as he gave the girl a smile and a wink, "so please don't look at me like I'm some kind of freak."

Naomi was speechless and could not respond in any other way than a stare full of shock. 'What does he want? How does he know?! How... why...?' and so on.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Aria Deomon Character Portrait: Yuu Kokonosuke Character Portrait: Mikasa Clark Character Portrait: Riye Wakahisa Character Portrait: Kei Wakahisa Character Portrait: Joshua Edard Rowan Character Portrait: Naomi Kosatsu Character Portrait: Lei Eton Character Portrait: Ariana Ahikito Kaizuke Character Portrait: Ryu Koizumi Character Portrait: Asher Lucian Evans Character Portrait: Ian Emanual Erian

0.00 INK

Riye Wakahisa



ImageRiye was...overwhelmed? Perhaps was the term. Every time she turned around their seemed to be someone new making introductions and quite honestly she was having a hard time keeping up. Not just because of the introductions but also because there seemed to be multiple different conversations taking place. Even further, she had started to question her own judgement and sight. Why? Because she could have sworn she was staring at the aura of a living person, dim though it may be, and yet there was no one there. Multiple times she closed her eyes and opened them again, somewhat dramatically, but alas the aura was still there. No, it was moving.

Either this place really has ghosts, or I've completely lost my mind. Neither would really surprise me. She interrupted her own thoughts when the aura suddenly took off in the direction of a room near the girl called Naomi. Riye blinked and stared tiredly after the faded aura. Once it was in the room it suddenly brightened and strengthened. I'm not that crazy...am I? No sooner did she think it did her sanity reaffirm itself. A blonde boy, rather cute, almost as attractive as her brother, despite being shirtless, scare the wits out of the girl known as Naomi. Riye yawned and ran her fingers through her hair. There was one more person in this mass of strangely colored people. Still though, what did all the different colors mean. She got the feeling no one here was normal. Their auras had a similar air as Kei and herself, and they most certainly were far from normal. However, there was more to it than that she just wasn't sure what it was.

She looked up at her brother. His usually pale hair was darkening in one spot, which told her his head was still bleeding. They really needed to get medical attention for him. Needless to say it was annoying her that despite having already mentioned once or twice finding an exit no one had made any attempt to actually go anywhere. Even if the exit was a window she wasn't so proud that she wouldn't climb out of one.

Riye crossed her arms and turned around, opting to look back down the hallway she had come down. That was when she saw perhaps one of the most powerful auras in the building, how anyone could miss it was beyond her because it was overwhelmingly not human. No one here had an aura like that. It seemed ancient and that was what made so different and so strong. The red-head wasn't sure if she was scared of it, or curious. It's kind of...cool. Curious it is.

Stealing a glance at her brother who seemed somewhat distracted by the conversations and probably by his throbbing head she slid by him and headed lazily down the hallways towards the singular aura. It was located in a room down the hallway behind the group with its door barely ajar. She swayed a little as she walked, almost as if she was falling asleep but a small smack to her face kept her awake as she wandered. Finally she was within four feet of the door and she went to take the final few steps of her journey to appease her curiosity. Unfortunately, the floor had other plans and her foot went straight through the floorboard and she went down with it face planting right in front of the door. "Damn it." It was muffled admittedly, but it was obviously a declaration of pain and annoyance.

Lifting her face off the ground she then proceeded to reach out with her right hand and knock on the door causing it to open just a little more. Afterwards she waved a bit, "Knock Knock."



Kei Wakahisa



ImageKei was more than slightly annoyed with this group. While he couldn't very well blame them for his situation, since they were in the same one as him, he could blame them for their complete and utter inefficiency in locating an exit. It seemed to be the one topic of conversation that everyone had a hard time actually talking about. Introductions could be made, repeatedly, after they were out of this structurally unsound building. The fact that his head hurt him terribly wasn't really helping his mood. Still though he tried to smile.

As more people continued to appear and cut the conversation of exiting the building short, Kei finally felt the last bit of patience he had disappear. Smiling he coughed just loud enough to get everyone's attention, "While this may strike all of you all as being somewhat rude, I can't help but feel the need to point out the fact that this building is by no means safe and it may be in all of our best interests to leave as soon as possible. Introductions and reunions can be had after we are no longer in harms way...can we agree on this?" Unconsciously he rubbed his throbbing head before motioning to Joshua and continuing, "You mentioned a window. While a door may be preferable I think it best that we wander this building as little as possible in order to avoid incident, in order to do this we should take path we are familiar with rather than search for a different one. Does anyone have any qualms with that?"

He wasn't really one that was fond of taking command, he felt it was somewhat rude and that was the last thing he wanted people to perceive him as. Especially after all the trouble he put into being polite. However, in a situation like this where it is imperative that a large group of people move along someone had to take control and no one else was rising to the occasion. While he wasn't demanding anyone listen to him or obey him, yet, he could at least try to point the group in the right direction. Especially if it meant that his sister would be safe.

Glancing down at his hand he noticed the red for the first time. Ah, I'm bleeding. So I received more than a minor bump on the head during that earthquake...crap. He sighed, for a moment he felt dizzy and tired. He would have to ask Riye for an energy boost when they were finally out of here. He closed his for a moment and lightly rubbed his temples. Getting out of here was only the first of their problems. Figuring out how they got in in the first place was another on a long list of riddles that needed solving and he would solve them eventually. First he needed an aspirin for the migraine that was coming on. Then he would focus on solving the puzzle.

He turned to his sister. Or rather he thought he turned to his sister but strangely the red-head was no longer where he had last seen her. He turned full circle, but alas his sister was gone. He pointed at the area where she was last seen standing and cocked his head in question. He then voiced his obvious curiosity just under his breath, "Where did she go?"

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Aria Deomon Character Portrait: Yuu Kokonosuke Character Portrait: Mikasa Clark Character Portrait: Riye Wakahisa Character Portrait: Kei Wakahisa Character Portrait: Joshua Edard Rowan Character Portrait: Naomi Kosatsu Character Portrait: Lei Eton Character Portrait: Ariana Ahikito Kaizuke Character Portrait: Ryu Koizumi Character Portrait: Asher Lucian Evans Character Portrait: Ian Emanual Erian Character Portrait: Bernard Carrion Talon

0.00 INK

~Bernard Carrion Talon~/~Joshua Edard Rowan~/~Ariana Ahikito Kaizuke~


Image Image Image


~Bernard Carrion Talon~

"Roughly two hours before Aria Deomon awakens... and thus, the others aswell..."

As the others he notices in that abandoned house lay asleep, trapped in the dreary states of their own minds... he rises from his position, a sick smile on his twisted lips as his sagging body drags itself upwards... he eappears so broken, arms and legs bent in random directions and blood red eyes near hanging out of their sockets... had this been the position he was left in after the earthquake? Perhaps, it didn't matter, he found it hilarious, so he smiled at his own pain and had to stop his own chaotic laughter from waking the others. He didn't want to be found out by them, he knew who they were of course... well not specifically, he knew they were other individuals drawn into the paradox as he was... this meant they had power and dealing with them all as he was then would serve no purpose but the destruction of him and with him the chaos he would bring to all of them... in time.

Yes time... It was ironic that he had thought it that way, especially considering the circumstances. No matter, soon such pointless things as time would be gone. The paradox would most certainly take care of that... yes... soon he would fill the empty void of a broken continuum... with nothing but the chaos it deserved. These were the twisted thoughts that ran through Bernard Carrion Talon's mind as his bones slowly cracked and snapped back into place and he smiled the smile of a man who's sanity was nothing more than a dream.

As he passed a small sofa he spotted two more... a boy with a dark energy... a piece of chaos, of demons, all of his own and a young girl with a lab coat who lay across his lap. As if asserting his dominance over the lesser demon and out of pure bloodlust and insanity, Bernard grabbed the girl by the neck and lifted her high above his head. Such a deep sleep was she in that the choking grip was perceived by her as nothing more than a dark and demented turn in her nightmare. He needed to kill after all... to make his chaos stronger and to simply sate his bloodlusting lunacy. It was such a... good feeling. Watching her squirm... scream in her mind though her voice wasn't heard... it was amazing... so renewing, so satisfying was it for him that every time she whimpered for breath he would squeeze her harder and harder. Soon however she began to cough lightly in her sleep... and somehow this stirred the young demonic man from his slumber as Bernard noticed him shift. He was insane yes... but he was no fool. Killing this girl now, as much as he wanted to, was not the right course of action for him at that moment. So with a heavy heart and unsatisfied lust for death, Bernard dumped the sleeping girl behind a nearby dresser and proceeded to leave through the window, hastily tossing the latch aside and climbing his still broken body through the small space.

Finally, falling with a thump onto the other side and taking a deep breath of the fresh air. Bernard turns his head to see a nearby city. Surely there he would find a suitable kill. So he limps in its direction and as he does so, he turns his head back to the abandoned ruin of a house and smiles. In a different story, one might expect this man to say a line... some form of threat or promise of return but no. Bernard simply smiled a child-like grin... for he knows they will meet again. After all... in every life, the end result is naught but chaotic.


~Joshua Edard Rowan~ &~Ariana Ahikito Kaizuke~

Noticing the obvious distress at the groups lack of definite escape route Joshua, deciding not to get the groups hopes up with an announcement of his efforts, Joshua slowly slips away while the others appear distracted and begins to make his way towards the window he noticed behind the sofa he awoke upon to, believing the other members of the group to be unaware of his sudden departure from the conversation at hand, Joshua is unaware of the eye Ariana had been keeping on him since her previous evaluation of his eye and race... which still continued to baffle her with its mixed signals. Regardless of this however, she immediately noticed him leave the confines of the groups company and followed him to see what exactly he was up to whilst trying to leave so silently.

As she herself left the group, not bothering with the stealth approach and bowing lightly to excuse herself. She found Joshua within the adjacent room examining the window.

"Pardon me Mr.Rowan, but what exactly are you doing?" She asked, though she already knew the answer... the question was more rhetorically based however. So she didn't feel it was completely redundant. "'Tis not obvious? I was about to open this window so as to make our escape viable." Ariana sighed at his tone... Joshua obviously wasn't very good at grasping rhetorical question. "Well yes of course it's obvious I just... oh look it doesn't really matter at this point... will it open." Tilting his head slightly but not questioning further, Joshua answered her question by graping its bottom and raising it quickly and thankfully, despite sticking a little, it lifted without a single hitch. The window was of a typical sort, square and fashioned from glass, when fully open it seemed just big enough for a single person to fit through it at a time. Josh was obviously pleased by this result... however the latch for the window had already been hastily removed when he went to open it... it was probably nothing but... it bothered him.

Ariana on the other hand had no such worried and jumped up in glee when she saw the window raise. "Hooray! Good job Joshua-k... *ahem* Well done Mister Rowan... allow me a moment to call the others." Grimacing fro her slip of the tongue she turned away from Joshua and called into the building after the others. "Everyone quickly, the window's open we can finally get out of here!" Job done and a smile on her face for a small victory Ariana quickly turned back to Josh, only to frown fully when she noticed he had already left... he had a smile on his face and took a deep breath of fresh air and Ariana smiled lightly to herself as his red eye glistened in the sunlight.

But then he turned left and suddenly... as if out of nowhere, Joshuas face turned to one of ice cold terror and in an instant he dropped to his knees. "M... Mister Rowan?" She called out to him through the open window. Joshua could easily hear her, but his eyes were fixated on the landscape before him... his will and belief seemingly ripped from his body over what he could see. Ariana, fearing what horrible sights Joshua was seeing and naturally assuming that the earthquake had been worse than she had thought, braced herself for the worst before hopping lightly out the window and rushing to Joshua's side, once there, she followed his gaze to see.

A bustling city. A little out of place maybe... but it was just a city, nothing more. It seemed a little less advanced then the cities Ariana was used to, but not by much that was for sure. Yet as she looked at Joshua he seemed so stunned... what was up with him to get him so spooked over something so normal.

Fro Joshua's perspective however... the World had just been flipped on his head, massive glistening buildings, miles of land... dominated by pitch black roads and towers stretching higher than even the tallest castles or cathedrals. It wasn't that he was scared persay... but he was so shocked... so surprised that his knees had just collapsed underneath him. The only words he could manage to speak were a mutter... a simple phrase of disbelief and awe.

"What sorcery... what sorcery is this... what form of illusion..." "What the Hell is going on here?"

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Aria Deomon Character Portrait: Yuu Kokonosuke Character Portrait: Mikasa Clark Character Portrait: Riye Wakahisa Character Portrait: Kei Wakahisa Character Portrait: Joshua Edard Rowan Character Portrait: Naomi Kosatsu Character Portrait: Lei Eton Character Portrait: Ariana Ahikito Kaizuke Character Portrait: Ryu Koizumi Character Portrait: Asher Lucian Evans Character Portrait: Ian Emanual Erian

0.00 INK



Image




ImageMikasa kept ignoring everybody and everything else, despite there were a lot of distinctive conversations and noises. Her eyes were locked on the new group addition, someone she knew very well since a young age, someone she thought was out of her life, once again all thanks to the war.

As Ian started walking towards Mikasa, "wait..." he started smiling to which Mikasa responded with a smile right back, "out of all the places, I didn't think I'd see you here". You're not the only one who thinks that Mikasa thought. As soon as he stretched his arm hugging her Mikasa was surprised, but smiling nonetheless, knowing that he was alive and doing well was enough to bring another smile to Mikasa's face.

"Mikasa!" he said in exclamation. "I thought I'd never see you again... Ian" she said admittedly. For a moment she remembered how they had been separated after Ian had gone with a special team focusing on stealth while Mikasa was sent to the front lines.

"I was training with a friend when I passed out" she paused for a minute, "and then I woke up here..." She knew she couldn't trust anyone else for the moment and sharing some knowledge with an old friend did not seem like a bad idea. "I don't know what's going on but, I honestly don't think this is a coincidence" another pause, only this time a little longer, "everyone seems a bit off too..." she finally said, hoping that Ian could make sense into whatever this strange situation was.



Ryu Koizumi

&
Image



ImageRyu understood why Naomi had so many questions as she did, but after Kei pointed once again that the building was about to collapse, and after he put his shirt on, it didn't seemed like he would have enough time to even begin explaining himself. besides he was too tired to communicate with her through his mind again.
At the end, he simply smiled again trying to reassure the girl with so many questions, "look, I understand. You want to know how I know about your... talents and all, but I think the guy with the weird eye is right. he paused a bit eyeing at Kei "We need to get out ASAP."
Image
Naomi didn't say anything as she was still too shocked to even say anything, but somehow she felt a feeling of relief in knowing she was not the only one who was 'different'. Understanding the situation she simply gave a nod to the boy with the blonde hair, seeing closer how he was very handsome she stuttered for a bit, "I... I think you're right" she pointed out looking both at Kei and at Ryu.

"What will you have us do?" she asked at Kei seeing how he seemed to have a plan already. However before she heard his answer she eyed at Joshua who seemed to be on the move already, seeking for what seemed to be the window he had talked about before. She turned her eyes back to Kei who seemed to be a bit worried now, and she turned her eyes where his had, his hands. There was blood in it, 'what's wrong' she wondered a bit concerned for the boy.

She looked around to see if the girl with the orange hair had also noticed his injury, however she was nowhere to be found. Naomi was dumbfounded as she also noticed that Joshua and Ariana had also gone missing, the most obvious answer was that they had probably found an exit already.

"Are you all right?" she asked Kei, coming closer to him, leaving Ryu behind.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Aria Deomon Character Portrait: Yuu Kokonosuke Character Portrait: Mikasa Clark Character Portrait: Riye Wakahisa Character Portrait: Kei Wakahisa Character Portrait: Joshua Edard Rowan Character Portrait: Naomi Kosatsu Character Portrait: Lei Eton Character Portrait: Ariana Ahikito Kaizuke Character Portrait: Ryu Koizumi Character Portrait: Asher Lucian Evans Character Portrait: Ian Emanual Erian

0.00 INK




Riye Wakahisa



ImageRiye laid her chin on the floor as she awaited the response from the person behind the door. Deep down she was curious to discover what the creature was. With an aura so ancient she could come up with thousands of different appearances; her favorite one was most definitely the image of a a wrinkled old dwarf with a long grey beard and long wiry hair framing a bald patch on the top of his head. Dwarves are supposed to have unnaturally long lives, right? Admittedly, though she was extremely tired, she was getting a little excited at the thought of meeting a funny looking old dude. What she ended up receiving was most unexpected and on one hand a little disappointing but on the other not so bad.

"Who's there." The door opened revealing the first the feet of a rather young looking boy with silver hair and icy blue eyes. Riye blinked once, twice, three times as she stared at the face of neither a dwarf not and old man. While it was a little saddening that this was not a fantastical creature it was also a little intriguing that someone that seems to be the same age as herself could have such an aged aura. Plus, something about him seemed really experienced and daunting. Cocking her head Riye put some thought into what she was seeing. Between his physical appearance and his aura she wasn't entirely sure which one to trust. She watched him look around her head and speak again, "I guess you need some help there, huh?"

Riye raised an eyebrow and after a second and a withheld yawn turned her head and body around in order to see what it was he was referring to. As it would turn out her leg was still stuck in the floor, oddly enough she had forgotten about it. Whoops. Wiggling it a bit she found that yes, she did in fact need some help, "So it would seem."

Looking up at the boy she watched him extend his hand to her, as he did so Riye felt her sleeping mental faculties come to no reasonable conclusion as to why he did so. This resulted in her awkwardly ogling his hand. Fortunately, the boy wasted no time in explaining his purposes, "C'mon. I'll pull you up." Riye blinked again then looked at her right hand. That would make sense. A few seconds went by before she shook herself back to reality and returned his smile.

Giving him her hand she responded, "Thanks." As he helped lifted her out of the hole she adjusted her leg in order to make the process a little easier and reduce the chances of getting a cut. Afterwards she brushed herself off. "I wish I could say this kind of stuff doesn't usually happen to me, but I think I'll keep wishing." She shrugged slightly and turned her gaze back to his aura. One could only imagine just how badly she wanted to question him and simply put no one could very well stop her.

"How old are you?" There was no beating around the bush with Riye, if she had a question she asked it, who needs to waste time having pointless conversation? She smiled a little and scratched her cheek in a way that suggested it was a nervous tick, the red-head was fully aware of how out of order the question was considering she didn't even know the guy's name.




Kei Wakahisa



Image"look, I understand. You want to know how I know about your... talents and all, but I think the guy with the weird eye is right." For a slight moment Kei's normal smile wavered, what an insulting thing to say and this was coming from the guy who was shirtless only moments ago? "We need to get out ASAP." Looking away from the blonde boy, Kei exhaled and closed his eyes so that his kind smile could once again return to his face. It was certainly a good thing he had so many years of practicing this smile of his otherwise there was no way he would be able to keep his cold demeanor from being discovered.

Back to the important thing however, Riye had disappeared again and he needed to find her. What if she fell asleep somewhere in this forsaken building and it collapses on top of her. The horror of the idea made Kei's brows furrow and made him chew the inside of his lip. Damn. If only I hadn't looked away...no...if only she had common sense enough not to go wandering off. No matter how much he loved and adored his little sister even he can be find her odd demeanor a little annoying, but only when it threatened her safety. I would have seen her if she had gone forward, which means she probably wen-

"What will you have us do?" Kei eyed the girl who had just spoken, a little dumbfounded after having been in such deep thought. Quickly his mind scrambled to catch up with his eyes and ears and translated her words so that he could offer up a response. Thinking about her question he leered at the red-eyed boy as he slipped away. Where is that imbecile sneaking off to? He would have made a move to follow him, however, he didn't want to leave this spot for fear that his sister would return looking for him. It would be just like her to return right after he left. He furrowed his brows, still, if the red-eyed boy was headed in the direction of the window he spoke of earlier it would not be a bad idea to trail after him. Kei did not trust him to return to the group and actually guide the lot of them to an exit.

A sharp jolt shot from the back of his head down to his neck and Kei felt himself wince in pain and wobble slightly. He wasn't entirely sure if the wobbling was due to the injury or the lack of sleep. Perhaps it was his selfishness and need for Riye's touch speaking, but he really wished his younger sister was by his side right now. While it wasn't entirely fair nor healthy for either of them that he was constantly leeching off his sister's energy the boy did not have a choice in the matter. He couldn't survive without her energy.

"Are you all right?" Kei turned to look at the girl called Naomi, a small smile encompassed his face as he nodded a little.

"Thank you for your worry, but I am quite alright. I just received a slight bump to the head earlier during the earthquake. Nothing life threatening I assure you." From up ahead he heard Ariana yelling after the group, apparently they had located an exit, nodding in that general direction Kei spoke again, "You should quickly make your way out of the building. I'll follow as soon as I locate my sister, so please don't wait up for me."

Turning on his heels Kei headed down the hallway that he and his sister had originally come from and much to his gratification soon located the red head speaking to another man not too far away. A small glare adorned his face as he observed the boy, but no sooner did it appear was it replaced with his normal gentle features. "Riye. There you are, please don't wander off like that it worries me."

The red-head turned to look at her brother and pursed her lips, "You worry too much, you're going to be old way before me." The girl eyed his pained and faded aura and held out her hand to her brother. His smile left his face as he looked at it then at the third member of the small ensemble, "You're tired, right? Give m-"

"Not now, Riye. Come, they've found an exit we should quickly escape the confines of this rather rundown abode." The elder twin turned and motioned for his sibling to follow him back down the hallway towards the before mentioned window.

"It must be exhausting having to be polite all the time."

"Not really. No."

Shaking her head, the girl lazily started to follow her brother but halted after only a couple of steps. Turning back at the boy with the antique aura she arched an eyebrow before yawning out a sentence, "You coming or would you rather stay in the abandoned building?" Deep down inside, Kei felt his soul grimace. It would seem there would be one more addition to the massive throng of incompetent people.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mikasa Clark Character Portrait: Riye Wakahisa Character Portrait: Kei Wakahisa Character Portrait: Joshua Edard Rowan Character Portrait: Ariana Ahikito Kaizuke Character Portrait: Asher Lucian Evans Character Portrait: Ian Emanual Erian

0.00 INK

Ian Emanuel Erian

"I was training with a friend when I passed out, and then I woke up here..." Mikasa explained. "I don't know what's going on but, I honestly don't think this is a coincidence. Everyone seems a bit off too."

"Oh..." Ian muttered. Ian looked around, and saw that these strangers DID seem a bit... off. "You're right about that...

"However... I was still in a mission... I remember shaking and rumbling from where I was camping out. It was somewhere in the arctic- and I looked up to see an avalanche coming down. Then a flash-bang blew up right under me... and that was what I remembered until I woke up here."
Ian explained.

"What sorcery... what sorcery is this... what form of illusion..." "What the Hell is going on here?" A voice sounded from a far off direction.

Ian couldn't help but turn his head to the source, which was one of the members of the group looking out an open window. Sighing, Ian walked to the window to see what was going on. A whole city was laid out in the view. It was daytime, and the light revealed all the tall skyscrapers and roads. Reaching to his sniper rifle, Ian detached the scope and put it to one of his eyes to get a closer look.

The roads were on the ground. Cars ran on gasoline and on 4 wheels. People wore more fabric and carried less technology than what Ian was used to- then again, this was coming from an ex-shut-in. However, the fact is, the state Ian saw the city in... was 2 things: peaceful (thankfully for him) and primitive. Ian had seen better days for technological advancements. Cars, cell phones (touch-screen or not), and even more green than what the soldier was used to seeing in a city. They were all clues that the human race's advancements... just went backwards. "Indeed..." Ian muttered. "Everything looks so... old and ancient."

Asher Lucian Evans


"So it would seem." The red-haired girl responded. Judging by her appearance, Asher speculated she is just an ordinary fellow, so hopefully this isn't some kind of kidnapping for powers. She seemed a bit sarcastic from her response to Asher's... well, a bit obvious comment on her dilemma. Then again, the sarcasm might be because he deserved it. Other than that though, she might be a cheery person. Looks can deceive, however.

Asher pulled the girl up after she just stared at his hand and waited until Asher said his intentions. Hm... Slower thought processing and realization... She's most likely sleepy. Asher thought. "Thanks." She said, dusting herself off. "I wish I could say this kind of stuff doesn't usually happen to me, but I think I'll keep wishing."

Asher shrugged in response. Of course, here comes to worst case scenario. "How old are you?"

Asher opened his mouth to respond, but lucky favored him for once. Out of the corner of his eye, Asher saw a male coming, one that looked almost like the girl in front of him. "Riye. There you are, please don't wander off like that it worries me." The boy said. Ah... so her name is Riye. Nice name. Asher thought.

"You worry too much, you're going to be old way before me." Ryie responded. Eyeing the boy, Asher did see hints of fatigue- and possible hostility towards him. "You're tired, right? Give m-"

"Not now, Riye. Come, they've found an exit we should quickly escape the confines of this rather rundown abode." Oh? What was she going to do...?

"It must be exhausting having to be polite all the time."

"Not really. No." Obviously, they speak to each other as if they knew one another- which is the likeliest. The boy turned and motioned for Ryie to follow him. Of course, she did, but she turned to Asher once more. "You coming or would you rather stay in the abandoned building?" Ryie asked. Definitely, definitely sarcastic. Asher thought.

"Yeah. I'm coming." Asher responded as he began to move his feet. "And to answer your question, I'm eighteen." The lie was said in a seemingly truthful tone. The Immortalis had no regrets in lying about his age, really. After all, he had said it so many times... It was all too easy for him now to say a false age. Hm... this might be an interesting experience...

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Aria Deomon Character Portrait: Yuu Kokonosuke Character Portrait: Mikasa Clark Character Portrait: Riye Wakahisa Character Portrait: Kei Wakahisa Character Portrait: Joshua Edard Rowan Character Portrait: Naomi Kosatsu Character Portrait: Lei Eton Character Portrait: Ariana Ahikito Kaizuke Character Portrait: Ryu Koizumi Character Portrait: Asher Lucian Evans Character Portrait: Ian Emanual Erian

0.00 INK

Image
Image

Mikasa was listening Ian when she got distracted by a far off noise, she heard a female voice, "Everyone quickly, the window's open we can finally get out of here!". Without thinking twice, Mikasa headed out where Ariana's voice came from. Apparently, the window Joshua had claimed to see prior their meeting was indeed where he had said it was. The window was now opened and Mikasa did not want to wait any second longer to get away, however when she remembered everyone that was still inside she let out a sigh and returned where she had left the group.

Mikasa was not used to socialize with others, neither was she easy to make friends and she didn't know anyone besides Ian, that much was true. Even so, that did not mean she would allow herself to leave them to possibly die from the collapsing building. Most if, not everyone, seemed to be unharmed civilians in her eyes, though she knew they were more than probably normal humans and they were far from helpless seeing from the energy that the gave off. Even so, she went back in case they had not heard Ariana.

She first noticed the main group where Naomi, Yuu, and... 'wait a minute... there's a new one' she thought as she saw the new blonde addition. 'you better not give any trouble' she thought seriously giving him a look. At the end she simply told them in an order-like fashion, like she always did, "The others have found an exit, I suggest you better follow it." Before anyone could give her attitude or question her or all the above, she continued. "We do not know if there is another exit, however as you may have noticed the building is about to collapse. The window is already opened, go straight all the the way through the hallway, turn left and go straight again. The last room to the left". she finally said before finding out there were still others missing. 'great... she thought before she was on her way.

She continued walking until she finally heard distant chatter, "You coming or would you rather stay in the abandoned building?". Before she continued listening, or put any attention to their conversation they were having, she moved closer finally seeing the girl with the orange hair, her brother and... yes a new addition. "And to answer your question, I'm eighteen" the new male said.

Mikasa simply spoke again, making her presence noticeable again, "They found an exit" she said before turning to Kei, he seemed a bit weakened, almost as if he was hurt. Also, he seemed the most civilized for the moment being. "A window nearby, the one Rowan mentioned, we weren't able to find another exit yet and we are running out of time. I suggest you leave before that time comes." She finally said before taking her leave.

Without making further delay, she headed towards the window. She hastened her pace when suddenly someone bumped into her, the girl named Naomi. "Gomenasai~! the girl said a bit frightened and surprised.

Image

Naomi was still waiting for Kei to answer when he reassured her, "Thank you for your worry, but I am quite alright. I just received a slight bump to the head earlier during the earthquake. Nothing life threatening I assure you."
after Ariana said she had found the exit he spoke again, "You should quickly make your way out of the building. I'll follow as soon as I locate my sister, so please don't wait up for me."

He left as soon as he finished talking, not letting Naomi to answer to his suggestion. "Wait~!" she said but he was already out of her sight. Not too later after, someone else entered the room, it was none other than Mikasa. Naomi didn't know what to think of her, but she felt somewhat intimidated by her. As soon as she finished telling them again about the exit, she disappeared again.

Naomi didn't know whether to wait for the others to leave so she could leave with them, but at the end she decided to go help Kei to find his sister. After all, he was the person she trusted more, alongside with Yuu and Aria, besides she was worried about his injury. She walked through the hallways not being able to find anyone, she felt strange from the atmosphere and having a horrible
sense of direction did not help either.

ImageShe suddenly heard a loud noise, a piece of wood from the upper floor collapsed almost crushing Naomi, it was obvious it would not take long before the structure finally collapsed.

She let out a cry as the wood only stood a few inches away, and she started running where she oped would be the window. 'Maybe the others are already there' she thought as she started walking faster. It was then when she bumped into something, more like into someone. It was nonetheless than the girl who had warned her to leave, suddenly a little scared, not knowing what she would do as she learned that she had ignored her command/suggestion. "Gomenasai~! she said quickly.

"What are you doing here?" Mikasa said a bit annoyed. Naomi was about to explain herself when Mikasa spoke again "it doesn't matter, we need to get out of here" she said walking towards the exit. Naomi trembling a bit remembering her strange armor put herself in front of her with both hands in front stopping Mikasa, she bowed her head saying, "Please... wait..." Naomi hesitated a bit before speaking again, but at the end she finished almost yelling, "I think someone is hurt, I also don't know if everyone is out yet!"

Mikasa starred at her seriously, "look, we don't have time to waste here. I assume the person you say that is hurt is none other than Wakahisa, however we cannot do anything if he doesn't evacuate can we? I have already said what I had to say. That is all." she said before she moved her hands away and kept walking.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Mikasa Clark Character Portrait: Riye Wakahisa Character Portrait: Kei Wakahisa Character Portrait: Joshua Edard Rowan Character Portrait: Ariana Ahikito Kaizuke Character Portrait: Asher Lucian Evans Character Portrait: Ian Emanual Erian

0.00 INK




Kei Wakahisa



Image"Yeah. I'm coming. And to answer your question I'm eighteen." Kei immediately felt the jolt of realization that coursed through his brain whenever someone within earshot told a lie. He turned his head in order to glance back at the boy, his eyes narrowing in the process. It was strange to him, why of all things would he lie about something as inconsequential as his age. Unless, that is, his true age was unnatural for the human race. At which point one would have to question his true heritage. Of course, as it is now, Kei was simply speculating for the reason why the boy would lie. The best way to figure out the truth was to gather more information without letting the boy know that Kei was aware of the lie, otherwise he would put his guard up.

Looking forward once again Kei saw a newcomer, or rather he saw the woman called Mikasa again. He nodded in her direction as she spoke, "They found an exit." How aggravating, to be told that which he already knew. He himself came to find his sister for that very reason, but alas, Kei being as polite as he was would hold his tongue. Riye on the other hand was not as wise.

"No...really?" The sarcasm that was dripping from her mouth was noted by her elder brother who simply sighed in defeat. He really couldn't change that about her, nor did he wish to, after all he loved every aspect of his sister. Even her overbearing sarcasm, of course there was a time and place for it. Fortunately, Mikasa took the higher road and completely ignored Riye's comment.

The woman turned towards Kei and continued, "A window nearby, the one Rowan mentioned, we weren't able to find another exit yet and we are running out of time. I suggest you leave before that time comes." Again, it seemed to Kei that she was simply mirroring his own words back to him. He internally grumbled in unadulterated annoyance; this Mikasa woman was starting to rub him the wrong way with her comments. For what purpose did she think they were heading in that direction for? Did she not hear him earlier when he told the entire group it would be in everyone's best interest to leave, all the while she was have a reunion of sorts. Incredibly, however, his calm and gentle facade never disappeared.

"Thank you, Miss Clark. We are actually headed in that direction now." Bowing his head and placing his hand on the small of his sister's back he effectively excused himself and his sibling so that they could speed down the hall. Admittedly, as they 'raced' down the hall Kei felt himself grow dizzy from both his head injury and lack of sleep. He had expended too much energy earlier during that earthquake, and now he was nearing his limit.

Fortunately, it took a very short amount of time for the two siblings to locate the famous window. As proof that chivalry had not died quite yet, Kei pressured his twin to go through first, much to her chagrin. "You're the one with the head injury, you go." She declared stubbornly as she tried to shove him out the window.

"This is not a battle you will win, and we really don't have the time to argue about it." Riye stared flatly at her brother before grumbling and doing as she was told. Kei smiled, pleased that he had won this argument with Riye with a single sentence, before following her out.





Riye Wakahisa



ImageRiye was fully aware that Kei had detected a lie. However, she figured she'd question him about it later. After all she hardly had the chance to do it now as she was hustled in the direction of an exit by her brother, who was obviously not feeling well. No longer did his aura alone tell her that he was in need of an energy boost, now he was even beginning to sway a little as he walked. However, he wouldn't allow her to make skin contact with her sibling, so, grumbling in annoyance, Riye opted to wait until later just as her sibling had order her to do.

When the two sibling finally crawled out of the window, Riye being highly ungraceful, dived face first into the ground on the other side. "Whoops." She mumbled as she stood up once again and wiped herself off. Then turning to her brother she quickly grabbed his shoulders to keep him from making the same mistake she did. The red-head didn't want the injury on his head growing any worse. "Careful."

"Thank you." Kei smiled at his younger sibling as he planted his feet on the ground outside the collapsing building.

"Who says chivalry is dead?" The red-head playfully smirked at her brother before smacking him on the back. He stumbled forward in response causing Riye to withdraw her hand, "Eh, sorry." Responding to her apology, Kei grinned fondly at the young woman and patted her shoulder before motioning towards the group that had gathered a little ways a way. Trailing after her brother they approached the group which was apparently speaking about a city a short distance away.

"Everything looks so... old and ancient." Riye gave a once over of the city before mentally deciding that it was in fact not old and ancient. Maybe a little on the aged side, definitely not the newest city, but certainly not the oldest either. That guy is nuts if he thinks that city is 'ancient'. She was about to voice her thoughts however, another lady did so first, Ariana, "Old and ancient?..." She paused. "You're Erian-san... correct? Don't you think you're over-exaggerating just a little bit? I mean yes I'll admit the city looks a couple of years older than what is the norm but I think "Old and ancient..." might be a bit of a stretch... don't you?"

Riye nodded her approval, finally someone was making a little more sense. Again, she was about to voice her own thoughts but she was interrupted once more. She shot an annoyed look in the direction of the boy who had opened his mouth to speak, Joshua, the boy with the cool eye she recalled, "That city, old, new or ancient is the only visible source of human activity...I suggest we await the others and head there post-haste... wouldn't you agree... "Miss" Kaizuke?" Riye coughed slightly, yawned, and rubbed the sleep from her eyes. She could agree with him on that matter. However, she had no plans to wait for the other. Mainly due to the fact that her brother was still injured and could use some medical attention.

"As much as I would love to stick around and wait for everyone else to show up my brother is injured, so I'm going on ahead to the nearest hospital," She turned to her brother. This worked out for her in two ways, first of all her brother really did need some medical attention; secondly, she could provide him with the energy boost he needs without anyone around to see her do it. Grabbing his sleeve she started to drag her brother in the direction of the city.

He went rather willingly, however, he didn't fail to turn around and look back at the group, "Sorry about this, it was nice meeting you all. Until we meet again then?" He stumbled a little as he was dragged but alas he allowed himself to be pulled in the direction of the city.

OOC: Don't worry, they'll be back with the group pretty quickly (if they do in fact get separated) Riye can find them again, and I'll be giving them a reason to go back and find everyone pretty soon. But Kei needs medical attention, and a hospital is a great way to figure out the fact that they went back in time.