Rekk (12:59:22 AM):
Y Ruler of Time (12:59:36 AM): Knock knock at Isabel's door.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:02:14 AM): The door is flung open.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:02:16 AM): "What?!"
Y Ruler of Time (1:02:43 AM): "I'm about to post the results for the grading period in the cafeteria, Isa-chan."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:04:08 AM): "So!?"
Y Ruler of Time (1:04:31 AM): "You should come see them."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:05:01 AM): "Yeah, I know, my grades are piss-poor this semester, Fuji! What're y'gonna kick me out or something!?"
Y Ruler of Time (1:05:30 AM): He grabs her by the collar and picks her up, before walking towards the cafeteria.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:05:49 AM): "Nghk! Let me go, you lummox!"
Y Ruler of Time (1:06:17 AM): "Wait until we get there."
Y Ruler of Time (1:07:16 AM): And they get there.
Y Ruler of Time (1:07:42 AM): Fuji goes to the bulletin board and, with some effort due to having just one hand free, puts the grades up.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:07:50 AM): "Well what's the big fucking deal!?" Isabel struggles against the red teacher's grip.
Y Ruler of Time (1:08:10 AM): He then lifts and twists Isabel so she's nice and up close with the sheet.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:08:55 AM): Isabel lets out a grunt and looks at the sheet.
Polk Kitsune (1:10:50 AM): Meso, along with some of the other students looked up at the sheet, the usual cacophony of chatter going on as the grades are shown, people figuring out where they stood.
Seibu Lion (1:11:32 AM): "..I didn't know that you could get a score that low."
Seibu Lion (1:11:40 AM): And then Joan was quietly shooed out of the session
Viewtiful Rekk (1:13:29 AM): "..." She glares back at Fuji. "Is there a point to all of this?"
Polk Kitsune (1:13:33 AM): "... I guess I could consider myself lucky that thing actually attended some tests."
Hinoryu8 (1:13:42 AM): "... Hey, I got a halfway decent grade." Pause. "... Isn't that a sign of the end times?"
Y Ruler of Time (1:13:48 AM): He points towards the top of the sheet with his free hand.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:14:29 AM): She follows where he's pointing with her eyes.
Y Ruler of Time (1:15:06 AM): The top of the sheet is where the duelists up for promotion are listed.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:15:21 AM): Isabel looks...and her eyes widen.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:15:28 AM): "...what..."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:15:44 AM): "Is this some kinda fuckin' gag!?" She shoots a glare back at Fuji.
Polk Kitsune (1:16:07 AM): "... Wow."
Y Ruler of Time (1:17:03 AM): "OH ISA-CHAN!" cue bone-crushing hug, as tears of joy stream down his face. "When the decision was made, I was so happy! You were one of my first students, and...and for your time to have finally come...!"
Viewtiful Rekk (1:17:31 AM): "NGHGKKKK!" Isabel wheezes out. "...h-how long were you waiting to do this..."
TheGymRat38 (1:18:04 AM): "So excited...it isn't like you're the only one up on that list." Comes a familiar voice.
Y Ruler of Time (1:18:11 AM): "I DIDN'T SLEEP ALL NIGHT!"
TheGymRat38 (1:18:20 AM): Hayden walks forward and points up at the list.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:18:21 AM): "...f-fantastic..."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:18:32 AM): Isabel blinks, and then shoots a glare at Hayden. Zandel...!
TheGymRat38 (1:18:44 AM): "Take a look Marias."
TheGymRat38 (1:18:51 AM): His name is clearly listed.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:19:47 AM): Isabel makes a half turn in Fuji's hug, and spots Hayden's name... "...against me?!"
Y Ruler of Time (1:20:03 AM): "...Well, that was the other part of why it was important..."
TheGymRat38 (1:20:11 AM): "God has a sense of humor after all."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:22:14 AM): Me...against him...?! "Why!?" She looks at Fuji, breaking out of his hug with surprising ease.
Polk Kitsune (1:22:30 AM): ".. You mean for a promotion..." The boy shook his head rapidly.
Y Ruler of Time (1:22:34 AM): "...I don't really know whose idea it was..."
Y Ruler of Time (1:24:32 AM): "Although I'm essentially the highest authority in Red until Ichirou-sensei is replaced, I am still just a stand-in. My say in dealing with student promotion is marginal."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:25:26 AM): "...whatever."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:26:06 AM): "Move up to Yellow, Zandel. I don't really care."
TheGymRat38 (1:26:25 AM): "Not exactly."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:26:43 AM): "What?"
TheGymRat38 (1:26:48 AM): He winks at her. "Since its my former dorm, I'm up for promotion to Blue."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:27:09 AM): Isabel suppresses her gax reflex at the wink.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:27:13 AM): "Do I look like I care?!"
Viewtiful Rekk (1:27:21 AM): "Yellow, Blue, Orange, Green!"
Viewtiful Rekk (1:27:29 AM): "Go where you like! I'm not wasting my time with you!"
TheGymRat38 (1:28:36 AM): "Fine by me Marias."
TheGymRat38 (1:28:44 AM): He turns and walks away, whistling a jaunty tune.
TheGymRat38 (1:29:59 AM): "Pity, I was going to dedicate my duel in honor of Ichirou."
TheGymRat38 (1:30:05 AM): "What a pity..."
TheGymRat38 (1:30:10 AM): He continues to whistle and walk away.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:30:11 AM): "..."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:30:13 AM): "What'd you say."
TheGymRat38 (1:30:20 AM): He stops.
TheGymRat38 (1:30:32 AM): "I said I was going to dedicate my duel in honor of Ichirou."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:31:09 AM): "Dedicate...?! Honor...!?"
Viewtiful Rekk (1:31:16 AM): "You're the one who got him sacked in the first place!"
TheGymRat38 (1:32:32 AM): Hayden turns around and offers her a disturbingly cheerful smile. "Maybe. But I have a very deep respect for the man."
TheGymRat38 (1:33:16 AM): "Getting him sacked and crushing one of his favorite students in his name would be the best way I can think of to honor that deep respect I hold for him."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:33:24 AM): You....!
Viewtiful Rekk (1:33:38 AM): Isabel starts running towards Hayden, one of her fists clenched tightly.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:35:32 AM): "OI!" Amado grabs Isabel to stop her. "Hey! Ryuuji-bastard! Little help!?"
Hinoryu8 (1:35:43 AM): Ryuuji pauses. He was about to charge Hayden himself.
Hinoryu8 (1:36:03 AM): "... Fine!" He goes back to grab Isabel as well.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:36:13 AM): "LET ME GO!"
Y Ruler of Time (1:36:23 AM): Fuji's staff appears in front of Isabel.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:36:25 AM): "He's...he's talking so much shit about 'respect' for Ichirou!"
Hinoryu8 (1:36:29 AM): Then, in a low voice. "For the record, my vote is that we release her and all charge at once."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:36:39 AM): "HE DOESN'T KNOW THE FIRST THING ABOUT RESPECT!"
Y Ruler of Time (1:36:41 AM): "Isa-chan...Ichirou-sensei would be disappointed if you followed the example that lead to his firing."
Hinoryu8 (1:37:11 AM): "Really?"
Hinoryu8 (1:37:20 AM): "I'd've thought Ichirou-sensei would've been proud."
TheGymRat38 (1:37:20 AM): Hayden simply grins at them.
Y Ruler of Time (1:37:26 AM): "...Okay, maybe half-disappointed."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:37:29 AM): "Idiot! You were just given an opportunity to thrash him on the dueling field!"
Polk Kitsune (1:38:15 AM): "What better way to wipe that slimy grin of his than mop him off in a duel?"
Viewtiful Rekk (1:38:19 AM): "Stop acting like a psycho and remember that you're a duelist!"
Y Ruler of Time (1:38:21 AM): "But he would be disappointed if you got yourself expelled."
Hinoryu8 (1:39:21 AM): "And if you fail in the duel, then you can beat the living fuck out of him."
Y Ruler of Time (1:40:25 AM): "No."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:40:56 AM): "Fine. Fine, just let go of me, you morons!" And she stomps past the three of them.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:41:30 AM): "Zandel...."
Hinoryu8 (1:41:43 AM): "... What if we wear masks so he can't identify us and leave no incriminating evidence?"
Viewtiful Rekk (1:41:45 AM): "The last time we fought, I was too weak to save my mother, or even defend myself."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:41:58 AM): "Oi! Leaders don't talk that way!"
TheGymRat38 (1:42:03 AM): "I won't disagree with you on that."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:42:07 AM): She points at him.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:42:46 AM): "This time, I'm going to destroy you!"
Hinoryu8 (1:43:09 AM): "... Dammit." Hoisted by his own petard.
TheGymRat38 (1:44:47 AM): Hayden turns and starts to walk away again. "With Ichirou's honor resting on my dueling...I doubt it."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:45:33 AM): Bastard....!
Viewtiful Rekk (1:47:40 AM): Some time later, in the Obelisk Arena...
Viewtiful Rekk (1:48:02 AM): Isabel is sitting at one side of the arena, calmly shuffling her deck.
TheGymRat38 (1:49:22 AM): Hayden apparently has not made an appearance yet.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:50:33 AM): Amado, meanwhile, is waving a banner that read 'RYUUOUMARU IS CHEERING FOR YOU ISABEL!'
Viewtiful Rekk (1:50:45 AM): "C'MON, YOU JERKS, HOW ABOUT A LITTLE MORAL SUPPORT!"
Viewtiful Rekk (1:51:16 AM): "WHOO!" Alastor waves a flag similarly to Amado. "....do your best...." Ashley mutters, waving a small pompom.
TheGymRat38 (1:51:30 AM): *Snore* Delilah is apparently sleeping at this point. Loudly.
Polk Kitsune (1:51:40 AM): "GO, ISABEL! PUNCH HIS COCKY FACE RIGHT IN!"
Hinoryu8 (1:51:45 AM): "KICK HIS ASS, MARIAS!"
TheGymRat38 (1:52:16 AM): "ISABEL! DUEL HIM WITH HONOR AND THEN KICK HIM IN THE SHINS! THE SHINS!"
Viewtiful Rekk (1:52:17 AM): "I'm...quite neutral in the matter..."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:52:27 AM): ...buncha morons...
TheGymRat38 (1:53:12 AM): Finally Hayden comes strolling through the entrance.
TheGymRat38 (1:53:43 AM): He has apparently prepared ahead of time, as he is wearing a Red Osiris trenchoat open over what must have been a custom t-shirt.
TheGymRat38 (1:54:52 AM): It depicts an Inferno Wing wrapped in thorny vines, apparently screaming in agony.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:55:03 AM): "...."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:55:29 AM): Isabel clenches a fist tightly, but stops as an ethereal hand is placed on her shoulder.
TheGymRat38 (1:55:33 AM): Held just above that around his neck is a chain with a card in glass. The card is Yubel.
Polk Kitsune (1:55:44 AM): "..."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:55:57 AM): "If you rise to his petty bait now, he'll have you."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:56:03 AM): "Stay calm."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:56:24 AM): "...yeah, I got it..."
TheGymRat38 (1:56:28 AM): "Yo Marias. Ready for a fun duel?"
Viewtiful Rekk (1:57:21 AM): "Cut the shit." She places her disk to her arm.
TheGymRat38 (2:00:46 AM): Hayden raises his left arm, his academy-issued deck prepared.
TheGymRat38 (2:00:52 AM): "Don't you want to shuffle my deck?"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:01:57 AM): Isabel snorts and walks over, snatching his deck, and offering her own.
TheGymRat38 (2:02:19 AM): He takes it and cuts it once before holding it back out.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:04:24 AM): She slaps her deck into her Duel Disk and walks back over to her side of the arena. "Zandel."
TheGymRat38 (2:05:33 AM): Hayden takes his place and loads his own deck into his disk. "Marias."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:05:53 AM): "You told Ichirou that 'you won'."
TheGymRat38 (2:06:11 AM): "And?"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:06:28 AM): "You didn't 'win' anything. You just used your father's power to get rid of him, like the dickless coward you are."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:06:45 AM): "I want to make a wager with you." She stops, and spins around.
TheGymRat38 (2:07:03 AM): "You've got my attention Marias."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:07:08 AM): "If you win, I'll do whatever it is you want."
TheGymRat38 (2:07:30 AM): "And if you win?"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:07:36 AM): "But if I win, for the rest of your time at this academy, never take advantage of your father's power again!"
TheGymRat38 (2:08:00 AM): "Acceptable."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:08:16 AM): "Good." Her disk activates.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:08:19 AM): "DUEL!" (8000)
TheGymRat38 (2:08:45 AM): "Go ahead Marias." His disk activates. (8000)
Viewtiful Rekk (2:08:48 AM): Isabel snaps the top six cards from her deck.
TheGymRat38 (2:08:59 AM): "Hold on a moment Marias."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:09:06 AM): "...What is it?"
TheGymRat38 (2:09:11 AM): Hayden's deck whines for a moment, and a card slides out of it.
TheGymRat38 (2:09:17 AM): "I'm activating a card from my deck."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:09:44 AM): "What the hell!?"
TheGymRat38 (2:10:25 AM): He pulls it free and then snaps it into his duel disk. "From my deck, at the beginning of the duel, a card as rare as the Blue Eyes White Dragon!"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:10:40 AM): "What!?" What kind of card is he...?!
TheGymRat38 (2:10:51 AM): The field shimmers, and suddenly two figures are hovering behind them. Each one has a scythe extended to the player's throat.
TheGymRat38 (2:11:05 AM): "Ultimate..."
TheGymRat38 (2:11:09 AM): "Ante."
Polk Kitsune (2:11:22 AM): "... The Hell?"
TheGymRat38 (2:11:35 AM): "The best thrill in a duel outside of a Darkness Game, a card that's only legal because of how rare it is!"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:11:47 AM): "....impossible..." Jin's eyes widen considerably.
TheGymRat38 (2:11:51 AM): "This card sets a special program on a duel disk's shuffle program."
TheGymRat38 (2:12:10 AM): "A player who loses his duel has his or her deck...shredded!"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:12:23 AM): "...what....?"
TheGymRat38 (2:12:57 AM): "Deactivating your duel disk instantly activates the program as it counts as a loss. Moving too far from or too close to the player who activated Ultimate Ante also triggers the program."
Polk Kitsune (2:12:58 AM): ".... WHAT?" Meso looked at Fuji-sensei. "That kind of card can't be right!"
Hinoryu8 (2:13:10 AM): "......."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:13:26 AM): "...it is."
Hinoryu8 (2:13:32 AM): "More importantly, why is there something in the Disk that can shred it? It'd have to have blades loaded in there or something, right?"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:13:40 AM): "It's like he said. The card is as rare as the legendary Blue-Eyes White Dragon."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:14:06 AM): "How he got a copy...I have no idea."
Polk Kitsune (2:14:15 AM): "The Solid system can do more than just holograms..."
Polk Kitsune (2:14:24 AM): "... How else? Money, and his father."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:14:25 AM): "...My deck..."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:14:41 AM): Isabel touches a hand down to her deck. "..."
Hinoryu8 (2:14:56 AM): "Ah well... It's not important. All Marias has to do is what she was planning from the start, right?"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:15:08 AM): "...not that easy..."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:15:18 AM): "Look at her. She's completely flustered now."
TheGymRat38 (2:15:31 AM): "Isn't it exciting Marias? The horror and pounding adrenaline of the risk any duelist would fear?"
Polk Kitsune (2:15:36 AM): "... Dammit."
Hinoryu8 (2:15:47 AM): "HEY MARIAS! Isn't this just a bonus? Now when you kick his ass, you shred his deck, too!"
TheGymRat38 (2:15:50 AM): "Losing your deck by losing a duel, the ultimate proof of weakness and the failings of the deck that you've just lost!"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:16:14 AM): "Shut up, Ryuuji."
Polk Kitsune (2:16:18 AM): "... If nothing else, it wouldn't surprise me if the bastard had-" He cut himself short before he tried to give the guys some more ideas.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:16:37 AM): "...the fusion deck."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:16:45 AM): "Does this...affect the fusion deck?"
TheGymRat38 (2:17:28 AM): "Che, no. It only works on the shuffler of the duel disk, which is where the main deck is. So only your main deck is targeted."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:17:38 AM): "...fine."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:17:47 AM): Isabel slaps a monster on to her field in defense.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:17:52 AM): "Set one monster. End turn!"
TheGymRat38 (2:18:05 AM): "Draw!"
Polk Kitsune (2:18:39 AM): Meso gave a sigh, but then looked aside to Jin, whispering. "And what would happen in the case of a draw?"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:18:54 AM): "...neither deck would be shredded."
Polk Kitsune (2:19:24 AM): Meso gave a sigh. "Thank god."
TheGymRat38 (2:20:33 AM): "Do you remember what I told you before Marias? Well that's still the case. I'm dueling in the name of Ichirou Komatsu."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:20:57 AM): "Just shut up and duel, Zandel!"
TheGymRat38 (2:22:16 AM): A side slot on Hayden's disk opened. "Fair enough Marias. Field magic...Dragon's Paradise!"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:22:38 AM): "...what?!"
Hinoryu8 (2:22:44 AM): "....... What."
TheGymRat38 (2:23:06 AM): Once again the landscape of the dueling field was dramatically altered.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:23:06 AM): "What."
Polk Kitsune (2:23:19 AM): "... You gotta be kidding me."
Hinoryu8 (2:23:34 AM): "... He can't have Sensei's ace cards, right, Amadobastard?"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:24:41 AM): "...I. I don't think so, no! But..." There it was, plain as day.
Polk Kitsune (2:25:11 AM): "Bastard's trying to mess with our heads..."
TheGymRat38 (2:25:27 AM): "Next, since you control a monster and I don't, I'll special summon Blade Dragon(2100/1700)!"
Hinoryu8 (2:25:49 AM): "... Why isn't there some rule that gives someone detention for just being a jerkass?"
TheGymRat38 (2:26:01 AM): "Since I special summoned, Dragon's Paradise gains two counters and powers up Blade Dragon by two hundred points!"
TheGymRat38 (2:26:14 AM): The dragon roars as it grows slightly larger. :2300:
Viewtiful Rekk (2:26:29 AM): "What....what do you think you're DOING!?" She practically screams.
TheGymRat38 (2:26:55 AM): "Dueling in Ichirou Komatsu's name of course."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:28:09 AM): "By using a copy deck of his!?"
TheGymRat38 (2:28:09 AM): "Of course I'm not quite done yet, so I'll normal summon Dragon of the End-Ragnarok(1800/1600)!"
TheGymRat38 (2:28:31 AM): "That's right Marias! I've spared no expense creating an almost exact duplicate of his deck to honor his name!"
TheGymRat38 (2:28:54 AM): "This is the ultimate form of respect! Defeating you with HIS power! And if I lose...then it might as well be HIS deck that's destroyed!"
TheGymRat38 (2:29:16 AM): Ragnarok :2100: Blade Dragon :2400:
Viewtiful Rekk (2:29:44 AM): "Bastard...!"
TheGymRat38 (2:30:00 AM): "Hahahaha! Ragnarok, attack her monster! Viking Horn!"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:31:48 AM): A three-eyed demons appears and is wiped out.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:31:51 AM): "Sangan is destroyed..."
TheGymRat38 (2:32:22 AM): "Go ahead, fetch your monster."
TheGymRat38 (2:32:38 AM): "In the meantime...Blade GORE!"
TheGymRat38 (2:32:44 AM): Blade Dragon flies blade first at Isabel.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:33:03 AM): Isabel stumbles as the blade on the dragon's head strikes her in the chest.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:33:13 AM): "Gh!" (5600)
Viewtiful Rekk (2:33:36 AM): She holds up Elemental Hero Wildheart.
TheGymRat38 (2:33:59 AM): "End turn."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:34:10 AM): "Draw...!"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:34:59 AM): "Heh...heh..."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:35:11 AM): Isabel brushes a lock of hair from out of her face.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:35:40 AM): "Zandel...what did Ichirou mean to you?"
TheGymRat38 (2:36:42 AM): "He was powerful and influential, so he had my respect. But he wasted his power and influence, so I feel he was a failure of a teacher. He was...and is, someone for me to surpass and crush beneath my boots."
TheGymRat38 (2:36:56 AM): "That is what Ichirou Komatsu means to me."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:37:40 AM): "....heh..."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:37:48 AM): "All you can see people as...is obstacles."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:38:00 AM): "Things to crush underneath you to become stronger."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:38:12 AM): "I used to be like that."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:38:28 AM): "'I want to just become so powerful, nobody will think about screwing with me!'..."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:39:10 AM): "But...when I was trapped inside the darkness of my own soul...and then again within my own stupid insecurities and doubts, I realized something."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:40:25 AM): "I'll become the strongest...!" She grabs a card in her hand. "By defending all of the people that are important to me!"
Polk Kitsune (2:40:34 AM): "Isabel..."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:40:51 AM): "And Ichirou is one of the most important to me of all. So starting now, I'll show you what it means to respect somebody!"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:40:55 AM): "Field Spell - Hero's Aura!"
Hinoryu8 (2:41:19 AM): "... She got badass all of a sudden."
TheGymRat38 (2:41:39 AM): "Che, I activate Dragon's Paradise's next effect."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:41:42 AM): Amado grins. "I called her up to join Ryuuoumaru for a reason!"
TheGymRat38 (2:42:05 AM): Hayden pointed at Blade Dragon. "By tributing a dragon on my field, I protect my field card from being destroyed."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:42:24 AM): "And Ragnarok gives you life."
TheGymRat38 (2:42:36 AM): Blade Dragon dissolved into motes of light, which floated into Hayden's duel disk. "Exactly."
TheGymRat38 (2:42:38 AM): (9000)
Viewtiful Rekk (2:42:48 AM): "Zandel, do you know how many times Ichirou dueled me with that deck!?"
TheGymRat38 (2:43:12 AM): "Four times? I'm not Lexi, I don't keep track of stupid facts like that."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:44:17 AM): "No matter what, whenever I asked him to duel me, Ichirou accepted my challenges. In my first year, I dueled him over 100 times."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:44:40 AM): "I know that deck almost as well as I know my own! So if you think you can beat me with it, you're dead wrong!"
TheGymRat38 (2:45:12 AM): "You...you do realize how stupid that sounds right? I beat you with your own deck, and you knew it back to front."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:45:30 AM): She stumbles a bit.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:45:34 AM): "That...that's different!"
Hinoryu8 (2:45:36 AM): "... ouch."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:45:40 AM): "I was using my backup deck at the time!"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:45:50 AM): "...totally shut down all of her momentum."
TheGymRat38 (2:45:50 AM): "Tell me something then."
TheGymRat38 (2:46:03 AM): "In those 100 times you dueled this deck. How many times did you win?"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:46:23 AM): Isabel smirks. "Zero."
TheGymRat38 (2:46:41 AM): "Yes. I can certainly see where your confidence comes from."
Polk Kitsune (2:46:45 AM): "The guy is a pro at playing head games. It's his favorite sadistic game."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:47:01 AM): "You're not Ichirou, Zandel."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:47:11 AM): "When I beat you, that'll just show it to everybody!"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:47:16 AM): "GO! BIG PIECE GOLEM!"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:48:03 AM): A large grey rock with a face on the center appears on Isabel's field. (2100/0)
TheGymRat38 (2:48:19 AM): "Interesting...that wasn't in your deck when I used it."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:48:27 AM): "When you control monsters and I don't, I can Advance Summon this card without Release!"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:48:43 AM): "...what Advance Summon and Release are, I got no idea..."
TheGymRat38 (2:49:10 AM): "You're losing cool points every moment you keep talking ya know..."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:49:35 AM): "Am I? Well, the Red Mistress has no need to make herself seem cool to a loser like you!"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:49:44 AM): "...she's acting weird all of a sudden."
TheGymRat38 (2:49:46 AM): "That line was even lamer..."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:50:11 AM): "Then how about this one." Isabel smirks and holds up Dark Fusion.
TheGymRat38 (2:50:23 AM): His eyes widen. "Che..."
Hinoryu8 (2:50:33 AM): "Weird... but confident."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:50:35 AM): Two silhouettes appear behind her. One is Wildheart, one is Malicious Edge.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:50:48 AM): "You know what happens now! Wildheart, Malicious Edge, FUSE!"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:51:41 AM): "Fusion Summon - Evil Hero BERSERKER EDGE!" A warrior wearing Malicious Edge's blue armor, except heavily scarred and stained with blood appears on Isabel's field, a jagged blade in his head.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:51:45 AM): (2600/2300)
Viewtiful Rekk (2:52:26 AM): "And just as a topper...." She flips around the second-to-last card in her hand.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:52:29 AM): "Monster Reborn."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:52:52 AM): Malicious Edge rises up next to Berserk Edge, chuckling darkly. (2600/2300)
Viewtiful Rekk (2:54:00 AM): "And by Hero's Aura...!" Both monsters gain power. (3100/1900) x2
TheGymRat38 (2:54:11 AM): "Impressive. You use that deck almost as well as I do."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:54:31 AM): "Hey! Hey! Hey!"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:54:39 AM): "Who's the guy who put RING OF DESTRUCTION in!?"
TheGymRat38 (2:55:12 AM): "Still sore about that eh?"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:56:26 AM): "It's a banned card, you douchebag, why wouldn't I be sore!?"
TheGymRat38 (2:56:39 AM): "Are you going to do something other than bitch?"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:57:01 AM): "I can fight and bitch at the same time! They're my two best talents!"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:57:11 AM): "Big Piece Golem! Big Boulder Smash!"
TheGymRat38 (2:57:55 AM): Hayden shrugs as Big Piece Golem slams headlong into Ragnarok. Both are blown apart.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:58:17 AM): "Malicious Edge! Berserker Edge! ULTIMATE DOUBLE-EDGE RAMPAGE!"
TheGymRat38 (2:58:36 AM): What follows is a horrifying orgy of violence
TheGymRat38 (2:58:40 AM): (2800)
TheGymRat38 (2:59:02 AM): Hayden clutches his chest and glares daggers at Isabel.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:59:03 AM): Berserker Edge and Malicious Edge both charge forward, Malicious Edge repeatedly raking Hayden with its needles while Berserker lashes him with his sword.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:59:15 AM): "What's wrong, Zandel?! Are you a bit sore now?!"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:59:29 AM): "Come now, aren't you even going to make things difficult for the Red Mistress!? Ohohohohoho!"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:59:41 AM): "...I'm...I'm not sure which one is scarier now..."
TheGymRat38 (2:59:50 AM): "Are you done?" He stands to his full height. He seems dead serious now.
Hinoryu8 (3:00:03 AM): "... Personally, I'm terrified of Marias more."
Hinoryu8 (3:00:15 AM): "I still just want to punch Zandel."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:00:32 AM): Isabel grins, and seems to become more serious herself.
Polk Kitsune (3:00:34 AM): "Get him good, Isabel!"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:00:46 AM): "So you're finally looking at me as a threat, huh?"
TheGymRat38 (3:01:19 AM): "You're not a threat! You're a plaything Marias! Now end your damned turn!"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:01:21 AM): "It's a bit too late. You always wrote me off as 'weak, emotionally unstable, bitchy Marias', even if you did acknowledge my skill."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:01:45 AM): "But this plaything just leaped out in front of you!"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:01:47 AM): "End turn!"
TheGymRat38 (3:01:57 AM): "DRAW!" He snarls as he slashes a card off his deck.
TheGymRat38 (3:02:38 AM): "Ichirou Komatsu...doesn't play quite to my style. That's why this deck has been...upgraded!"
TheGymRat38 (3:03:04 AM): "Marias, your ugly little monsters are in my way."
TheGymRat38 (3:03:25 AM): He flips around one of the other cards from his hand. "Exile of the Wicked!"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:04:04 AM): "What...?!" Isabel boggles as a group of crusaders appear on the field and begin mercilessly cutting down her two heroes.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:04:19 AM): "The bastard...he put a card specifically to counter her cards into his deck!"
TheGymRat38 (3:04:51 AM): "Those monsters are just like you Marias. Demons playing hero to look good! You're nothing but an actress Marias!"
Hinoryu8 (3:05:06 AM): "I can't believe that... He'd put anti-cards like that in Ichirou-sensei's deck!"
TheGymRat38 (3:05:08 AM): "You can't protect anyone, because the only person you really want to protect is yourself!"
TheGymRat38 (3:05:40 AM): "You know deep down that if you protect another person, its so they can aid you!"
Polk Kitsune (3:05:57 AM): "He never planned to imitate Ichirou-sensei... only mock him."
TheGymRat38 (3:06:21 AM): "Ichirou Komatsu was another crutch for you! You showed him affection because he protected you, and only that!"
TheGymRat38 (3:07:48 AM): "He was the only reason you managed to even stay at this school. And the only reason you're upset that he's gone is because without his funds, you might have to leave!"
TheGymRat38 (3:08:16 AM): "But to Ichirou, you were just a charity case! Someone to be pitied."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:08:43 AM): Amado blinks. "...wait...Ichirou-sensei was paying Marias's tuition?"
Polk Kitsune (3:08:56 AM): Meso gave a nod. "He was..."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:09:35 AM): "....That's not me, Zandel."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:09:42 AM): "That's yourself you're describing."
Hinoryu8 (3:10:03 AM): "... He had the money to pay a student's tuition while on teacher's wages?"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:10:29 AM): "You only ally yourself with people that will either help you in some way, or you think you can crush to gain more power."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:11:03 AM): "Considering what scumbags you are, I have no doubt there's no love between you and your father."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:11:28 AM): "You only hide behind his power and influence."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:11:43 AM): "And he probably just lets you out of pity."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:11:56 AM): "Because he can see what a pathetic little child you are."
TheGymRat38 (3:12:50 AM): "Your quips are meaningless Marias. Let me show you why! Dragon Gunner(400/400)!"
TheGymRat38 (3:13:01 AM): "And now, another counter and more power!"
TheGymRat38 (3:13:06 AM): Gunner :800:
Viewtiful Rekk (3:13:25 AM): "BZZZZZZT."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:13:33 AM): Isabel raises her arms in an 'X'.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:14:01 AM): "You're so stupid, ha ha ha ha ha!" She says in a sing-song voice while dancing a small jig.
TheGymRat38 (3:14:20 AM): "Sh...shit the other effect..."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:14:44 AM): "He can't normal summon, but he didn't know, because he's too stupid, to even read his caaaards!"
TheGymRat38 (3:15:44 AM): "Marias. What can I do once though?"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:15:56 AM): "You can Special Summon once. For all the good it'll do you."
TheGymRat38 (3:17:17 AM): "Heh, perhaps. But I'll set a monster a card face down. That ends my turn."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:18:09 AM): "Oh yeah. Ichirou made good use of that little loophole a lot."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:18:19 AM): "Was wondering if you had the cognitive function to see it." She draws.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:18:51 AM): "I think we both know what that set is." She slaps down a monster. Elemental Hero Prismer. (2200/800)
Viewtiful Rekk (3:19:09 AM): "Smash it! Reflection Crash!"
TheGymRat38 (3:19:50 AM): Dragon Gunner is destroyed.
TheGymRat38 (3:19:53 AM): "I draw!"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:20:16 AM): "End turn."
TheGymRat38 (3:20:24 AM): "Draw!"
TheGymRat38 (3:23:06 AM): "Reverse card open! Immortal Dragon!"
TheGymRat38 (3:23:13 AM): "Blade Dragon, revive!"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:23:34 AM): "...heh..."
TheGymRat38 (3:23:36 AM): Blade :2600:
TheGymRat38 (3:25:30 AM): "I normal summon Crystal Drago."
TheGymRat38 (3:25:40 AM): Drago :2100:
Viewtiful Rekk (3:25:45 AM): "That's...not good..."
TheGymRat38 (3:26:20 AM): "Dragon's Paradise, I remove five counters from you!"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:26:31 AM): "Heh...fuck..." Isabel grimaces.
TheGymRat38 (3:26:37 AM): "Revive, Dragon of the End-Ragnarok(1900)!"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:26:45 AM): "...shit." Amado mutters.
TheGymRat38 (3:26:48 AM): Drago :1600: Blade :2200:
Hinoryu8 (3:26:52 AM): "He isn't..."
TheGymRat38 (3:27:03 AM): "Drago! Ragnarok!"
TheGymRat38 (3:27:09 AM): He smirks. "Tuning!"
Polk Kitsune (3:27:21 AM): "Tuning..."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:27:22 AM): Didn't expect this...
TheGymRat38 (3:28:00 AM): The two dragons spiral apart, forming into a cluster of eight stars. "Prepare yourself to destroy her...now get out here!"
TheGymRat38 (3:28:15 AM): "Stardust Dragon(2500/2000)!"
TheGymRat38 (3:28:21 AM): "SYNCHRO SUMMON!"
TheGymRat38 (3:28:58 AM): The glorious white dragon descends, and its wingbeats send up bits of glowing dust.
Hinoryu8 (3:28:59 AM): "..." Ryuuji pulls out his copy of Stardust out from his own deck and looks at it. "Isn't he supposed to be incredibly rare?"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:29:27 AM): "Ichirou-sensei used it..."
TheGymRat38 (3:29:39 AM): "Since this is a special summon, my field gains two more counters!"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:29:41 AM): "And with how much money this jerk has..."
Polk Kitsune (3:29:46 AM): "... Connections..."
TheGymRat38 (3:29:53 AM): Stardust :2800: Blade :2400:
TheGymRat38 (3:30:33 AM): "Blade Dragon, BLADE GORE!"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:31:07 AM): Prismer is wiped out. (5400)
Viewtiful Rekk (3:31:17 AM): "Really wishing I hadn't gotten rid of Big Piece right about now..."
TheGymRat38 (3:32:22 AM): "That's why you're just a plaything Marias. A plaything for dragons! Direct attack! Stardust Prominence!"
TheGymRat38 (3:32:44 AM): The heavenly bits of dust gather together and shoot out in the form of a singular ray of energy, straight at Isabel's heart.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:33:22 AM): The ray slams into Isabel and knocks her on to her rear. (2600)
Viewtiful Rekk (3:33:30 AM): "Fuck...ow..." She slowly gets back to her feet.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:34:39 AM): "A plaything, huh?"
TheGymRat38 (3:35:03 AM): Hayden slides a card into his duel disk. It appears face-down. "End."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:36:49 AM): "Draw!"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:39:33 AM): She smirks and holds up her drawn card: Dark Calling.
TheGymRat38 (3:40:05 AM): "Just a plaything."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:40:13 AM): "You think so, Zandel?"
TheGymRat38 (3:40:17 AM): His face-down card flips up. "Dragon's Gust!"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:40:20 AM): "I remove Big Piec-"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:40:25 AM): "...what...?!"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:41:48 AM): Isabel's eyes widen in horror as her spell is knocked away.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:41:52 AM): "...but...no..."
TheGymRat38 (3:42:49 AM): "I told you. You're a plaything to me Marias. A plaything for Ichirou."
TheGymRat38 (3:43:03 AM): "Haven't you noticed? All of your opponents...to each of them, you're just a plaything."
TheGymRat38 (3:43:16 AM): "To Meso Maeromune, you're a plaything. A toy to be discarded when its use is over."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:43:33 AM): "..." Amado silently clenches one of his fists.
TheGymRat38 (3:43:33 AM): "To those Ryoumaru fools? A plaything who can play with fire."
Hinoryu8 (3:43:44 AM): "RYUUOUMARU, y'jackass!"
Polk Kitsune (3:44:09 AM): Meso's fists turned red as he clenched them together in rage.
TheGymRat38 (3:44:20 AM): "To idiots like that boy, you're a plaything that they can blindly cheer on against the 'enemy' without having to confront that enemy themselves."
TheGymRat38 (3:44:49 AM): "To me...you've ceased to be a plaything. I've grown bored with you Marias."
Hinoryu8 (3:44:54 AM): "... Is he talking about me?"
TheGymRat38 (3:45:12 AM): "Now? Now you're just the mat where I wipe my feet when I come inside from playing."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:45:27 AM): "..." Isabel looks down and doesn't say a thing.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:46:23 AM): "Set one card face down....end turn..."
TheGymRat38 (3:46:29 AM): "Draw."
Polk Kitsune (3:46:40 AM): "Isabel..."
Hinoryu8 (3:47:10 AM): "... This is bullshit."
TheGymRat38 (3:48:32 AM): "I don't care anymore, I'm bored with this little game. The ante is about to come to an end."
TheGymRat38 (3:48:46 AM): "Stardust Dragon, finish her. Stardust Prominence!"
TheGymRat38 (3:49:08 AM): Once more the particles of light converge together and fire out as a powerful beam of energy. Lancing towards Isabel.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:49:28 AM): "...." Isabel shuts her eyes as the strike flies towards her.
Polk Kitsune (3:50:07 AM): Meso leaned forward over the edge, screaming out. "ISABEL!"
Hinoryu8 (3:50:33 AM): "MARIAS!"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:50:23 AM): "Hey mom! Can you teach me how to play that...Duel Monsters thingy?" "You want to learn Duel Monsters? Well, fine, but, you'll have to make a deck, first of all."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:51:20 AM): "I know, I know! And I already decided, I'm gonna make myself an Evil Hero deck!" "...and why, exactly, is that?" "Well, DUH! You're really really strong, aren't you?"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:51:31 AM): "So if I duel with you by my side...I'll be really really strong too!"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:51:44 AM): The beam strikes Isabel on the chest. Her Duel Disk begins humming rapidly. (0000)
Viewtiful Rekk (3:52:24 AM): ...I dunno if you guys are all real or not, but.... She looks at her deck. Either way....I'm sorry for not being strong enough....
Viewtiful Rekk (3:53:06 AM): Then, all at once, the cards remaining in her deck are shredded and fly outwards, hundreds of fragments landing on the floor around Isabel.
TheGymRat38 (3:53:12 AM): "Consider this a reminder of your weakness Marias. The cards in your graveyard and fusion deck will be intact. Everything else...is gone."
Hinoryu8 (3:53:30 AM): "... Dammit..." Ryuuji punches the chair in front of him.
Polk Kitsune (3:54:17 AM): "DAMMIT!" Meso leapt out of the ring, and ran off toward Isabel. "No!"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:54:22 AM): "...." Celeste looks down at Isabel. "...Isabel..."
TheGymRat38 (3:54:52 AM): Hayden shuts down his duel disk and rolls his neck, getting the kinks out.
TheGymRat38 (3:55:06 AM): "Seeya Marias. You've ceased being of interest to me."
TheGymRat38 (3:55:12 AM): And he walks towards the exit.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:55:12 AM): "...don't worry, mom." She says and gives her a sad sort of smile. "I already said...I wasn't gonna get all depressed anymore."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:55:15 AM): "HEY."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:55:29 AM): She shoots a look at Hayden.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:55:37 AM): "I lost. We still had another ante on top of this."
TheGymRat38 (3:55:50 AM): He stops and looks back.
Viewtiful Rekk (3:55:58 AM): "So gimme whatever stupid condition you have. I'm a big girl, I can take it."
Polk Kitsune (3:56:44 AM): Meso slowed down a moment, seeing Isabel's strong stance, and came to a stop, staring at her.
TheGymRat38 (3:57:01 AM): Hayden glances up at the ceiling and then suddenly his lips part into a twisted and sadistic grin.
TheGymRat38 (3:57:52 AM): "The cross that makes Inferno Wing solid. Give it to me."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:58:05 AM): "...what?"
Polk Kitsune (3:58:23 AM): "Zandel!" Meso growled. That was a low blow.
TheGymRat38 (3:58:27 AM): He holds out his hand.
TheGymRat38 (3:58:46 AM): "Give it to me."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:58:49 AM): "..." Celeste frowns. "Isabel, you can't..."
TheGymRat38 (3:58:51 AM): "That's my condition."
Hinoryu8 (3:59:00 AM): "... Amado."
TheGymRat38 (3:59:11 AM): "Give it willingly to my complete possession. Make me its new owner."
Hinoryu8 (3:59:31 AM): "If I were to go down there and punch the smugness right out of that bastard, what do you think the consequences would be?"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:59:42 AM): Amado is long gone.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:00:28 AM): "ZANDEL!" He roars, leaping from the bleachers, and materializing a sword of wind in his hand, landing in between Hayden and Isabel.
TheGymRat38 (4:00:53 AM): "If you fight this battle for her, won't you be destroying the last shreds of her dignity and honor?"
Viewtiful Rekk (4:01:00 AM): "Tsukayama, what the FUCK are you doi-" Amado points the sword at Zandel.
Hinoryu8 (4:01:03 AM): "... Good enough for me." Ryuuji charged after him.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:01:08 AM): "I'm sick of your double-speaking bullshit!"
TheGymRat38 (4:01:10 AM): "So you admit she's just your plaything then?"
Viewtiful Rekk (4:01:24 AM): "If I didn't stand up and defend her now, then what kind of a samurai would I be!?"
Viewtiful Rekk (4:01:29 AM): "What kind of a friend would I be!?"
Polk Kitsune (4:01:49 AM): Meso leapt in by Amado's side, pulling out his two daggers. "She's a friend. Very dear to us."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:01:55 AM): "You keep saying she's just a plaything, but she's not! She's a strong person, and she's a friend to everybody in Ryuuoumaru!"
Hinoryu8 (4:02:36 AM): Ryuuji landed, spun, and pulled a zweihander from nowhere... Which he then pointed at Amado and Meso.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:02:59 AM): "...does everybody at this stupid school carry weapons on them..." Isabel has slapped a palm to her face.
Hinoryu8 (4:03:29 AM): "I don't. I have no idea where this came from. I'm just not complaining."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:03:42 AM): She then proceeds to shove them all out of the way.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:03:50 AM): "Listen, you fuckheads. He's right."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:04:20 AM): "I made the ante. If I let you guys stick up for me now...I'm nothing more than just a plaything."
TheGymRat38 (4:04:44 AM): Hayden says nothing, merely watches, that sadistic grin never fading.
Polk Kitsune (4:04:48 AM): "But... Isabel! That's your cross, that's how Inferno Wing's around!"
Hinoryu8 (4:04:52 AM): "... Good."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:04:54 AM): She removes the cross from her neck, and tosses it to Zandel.
TheGymRat38 (4:05:07 AM): He catches it...and proceeds to place it around his neck.
Hinoryu8 (4:05:11 AM): "As a member of Ryuuoumaru, I'd expect that honor from you."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:05:22 AM): "...I'm too weak to be allowed to have it, as I am."
TheGymRat38 (4:05:24 AM): The grin fades and he gives her a brief nod. "Nice fit."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:05:49 AM): "....fine then."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:05:59 AM): "Then this isn't on anybody's behalf, but my own."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:06:33 AM): Amado brings his sword down at Hayden's jaw, aiming to leave a single cut on his cheek.
Polk Kitsune (4:06:33 AM): "... Isabel..."
TheGymRat38 (4:07:14 AM): Hayden doesn't even blink or move. A single cut opens on his cheek.
TheGymRat38 (4:07:48 AM): Blood bubbles up and then flows out slowly but surely from the wound.
Polk Kitsune (4:08:16 AM): Meso sheathed his knives, and placed a hand on Isabel's shoulder silently.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:08:52 AM): Amado's sword fades back into simple wind and blows away.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:11:36 AM): "You said 'you won' after Ichirou-sensei left a mark on you, right?"
Viewtiful Rekk (4:11:42 AM): "Well mine's a lot more permanent."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:11:54 AM): He jabs a thumb towards himself. "Bring whatever the fuck you have against me, Zandel."
TheGymRat38 (4:12:17 AM): "That's a challenge I accept Tsukuyama."
TheGymRat38 (4:12:27 AM): He uses the cross to draw some of the blood away from the wound.
TheGymRat38 (4:12:35 AM): And then uses it to flick the blood into Amado's face.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:13:36 AM): The blood splotches on Amado's cheek, and he doesn't react.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:13:40 AM): "I'll be waiting, then."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:13:55 AM): He then spins around, and walks off.
TheGymRat38 (4:14:18 AM): Hayden similarly turns, ignoring the blood that continues to drip down his face, and walks away.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:14:43 AM): "...fucking macho pinheads..." Isabel mutters, a hand over her face.
Polk Kitsune (4:15:25 AM): "..." Meso simply glares at Hayden as he leaves, so many pictures of revenge running through his mind.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:15:38 AM): She then...proceeds to elbow Meso in the gut.
TheGymRat38 (4:15:45 AM): Hayden walks down the hall and out of sight, his destination: his old room in Obelisk Blue.
Polk Kitsune (4:15:46 AM): "GKH!"
Viewtiful Rekk (4:15:48 AM): "Oi. I don't recall giving you permission to come to my aid, jerk."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:16:03 AM): ...the door to which is already open.
Hinoryu8 (4:16:14 AM): Ryuuji, meanwhile, is trying to figure out what to do with the zweihander.
Polk Kitsune (4:16:33 AM): Meso held his stomach. "Gh... I need permission to help a friend?"
TheGymRat38 (4:16:38 AM): Hayden frowns and pauses at the entrance.
Polk Kitsune (4:18:41 AM): "Come on, Isabel. You have to be kidding me!"
TheGymRat38 (4:18:44 AM): Hayden takes one more moment to pause, and then steps into the room.
TheGymRat38 (4:18:54 AM): "Whoever is in here, you might as well come out."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:19:18 AM): Sitting on the bed, is Akira Kaito.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:19:24 AM): "Hello, Mr. Zandel."
TheGymRat38 (4:19:40 AM): "Chancellor? Not the first person I would have guessed." He flicks the lights on.
TheGymRat38 (4:19:52 AM): And then pushes the door shut.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:19:54 AM): "Th' fuck do you expect?! That I'd just turn around and LOOP-DE-DOO, we're BFF!?"
Viewtiful Rekk (4:20:16 AM): "I have a proposal for you, Hayden."
TheGymRat38 (4:21:27 AM): A drop of blood hits the floor.
TheGymRat38 (4:21:32 AM): "I'm listening."
Polk Kitsune (4:22:20 AM): "Tsk." Meso clenched his teeth tightly. "... You know what that jerk-off said isn't true."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:23:12 AM): "First things first." She stands up and walks over to him...and cracks him on the jaw with her bare hand, with enough force to send him to the ground.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:23:43 AM): "From this day forward, we are no longer 'student' and 'chancellor'. We are now 'subordinate' and 'master'."
TheGymRat38 (4:24:08 AM): Hayden's eyes are filled with fury as he stares up at her.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:24:09 AM): She looks down at him. "Even once, if you show me the attitude that you do as a student here, I will not hesitate to slash open your throat."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:24:19 AM): Her eyes are as cold as ice as she says this.
TheGymRat38 (4:24:39 AM): He glares death, rises to his feet, and looms over her.
TheGymRat38 (4:24:44 AM): "Bitch...."
TheGymRat38 (4:24:49 AM): "I like you!"
Viewtiful Rekk (4:25:05 AM): Her knee shoots into his gut like a rocket.
TheGymRat38 (4:25:16 AM): He stumbles backwards, wheezing.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:25:17 AM): "'Master', or 'Akira-sama'."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:25:23 AM): "That is the only warning you will get."
TheGymRat38 (4:25:43 AM): He holds up a hand and a bolt of crimson energy streaks out.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:26:10 AM): She grabs the bolt and crushes it in her hand, lightning dancing over her hand as she does.
TheGymRat38 (4:26:54 AM): He stares in shock as his attack is utterly neutralized.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:26:55 AM): Her hand is burned in the process, but she merely continues to stare at Hayden with her icy gaze.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:27:08 AM): "I said that was your warning, yet you attacked me."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:27:13 AM): Lightning continues to circle her hands.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:27:27 AM): "Shall I kill you for your that?"
TheGymRat38 (4:27:53 AM): "Give it your best try 'Akira-sama'." He says that last bit sarcastically.
TheGymRat38 (4:28:04 AM): He flickers and vanishes from view.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:28:21 AM): "..."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:28:35 AM): She adjusts her gaze ever so slightly and the lightning has extended over her entire arm.
TheGymRat38 (4:29:22 AM): From off to the side a hefty bolt of energy, larger than the first, streaks towards her.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:30:21 AM): She swings around, grabbing the second beam with both hands, before all-out tackling at their source.
TheGymRat38 (4:31:09 AM): Invisible hands reach for her throat even as lightning arcs over the invisible body.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:32:09 AM): Akira makes no action to block the hands, and merely continues forward, shooting one of her own hands for where she estimates Hayden's throat to be.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:32:25 AM): "Three chances, says the Buddha."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:32:38 AM): An orange sphere of energy forms in her hand, and within seconds, has turned red.
TheGymRat38 (4:33:36 AM): Choked out comes Hayden's reply. "You've...got...issues."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:34:37 AM): "That does not sound like an apology." The sphere is slowly expanding in her palm.
TheGymRat38 (4:34:55 AM): "You're right. Sorry you've got issues!"
Viewtiful Rekk (4:35:48 AM): "..."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:35:58 AM): "Armand-sama will be disappointed in me."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:36:15 AM): "Burst."
TheGymRat38 (4:36:17 AM): Suddenly Hayden turns visible.
TheGymRat38 (4:36:21 AM): "Armand?"
TheGymRat38 (4:36:40 AM): His eyes widen in the brief moment before the burst plows into him and erupts, throwing him across the room.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:36:44 AM): The Burst beam fires right into Hayden's chest.
TheGymRat38 (4:37:03 AM): He slams into the far wall, which cracks slightly, and then he collapses face-first onto the floor.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:37:27 AM): She walks over and looks down at him. "He will be disappointed that I had to resort to violence."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:38:18 AM): "I've broken several ribs, and if I heard right, punctured one of your lungs."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:38:44 AM): She rests a foot on his stomach and pushes down.
TheGymRat38 (4:38:50 AM): There's a somewhat gurgly reply.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:38:53 AM): "Beg me for your life, or I will merely watch you die right here."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:39:17 AM): As a punctuation, she applies pressure down on to his stomach with her foot.
TheGymRat38 (4:39:54 AM): "My father's done worse..."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:40:14 AM): "Your father is a weakling."
TheGymRat38 (4:40:42 AM): "What a ridiculous thing to say..."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:40:43 AM): "I could kill him myself right now, without so much as a fight."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:40:53 AM): "My superiors could erase him from the earth in an instant."
TheGymRat38 (4:44:01 AM): There seems to be no response from Hayden.
TheGymRat38 (4:44:13 AM): He has, apparently, lost consciousness.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:44:19 AM): "..."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:44:39 AM): "Armand-sama...would be very disappointed with me..."
Viewtiful Rekk (4:44:57 AM): She pulls out a journal, scrawls something down, and puts it away.
Viewtiful Rekk (4:45:13 AM): She then grabs Hayden and places him on the bed, before locking the door.
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