Rekk (11:04:42 PM):
Ichirou gets a call on his PDA.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:04:58 PM): "WHAT?!" "Watch your tone, Ichirou Komatsu!"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:05:24 PM): "Armand said something about an emergency staff meeting. Grab Fuji and get over here quick."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:05:41 PM): "..." Ichirou massages his temple. "Fantastic. Fine, I'll be there." He hangs up.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:05:48 PM): "Fuji. Let's go."
Y Ruler of Time (11:05:57 PM): "YES!"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:06:38 PM): "Tsukayama, after you finish packing, get outta here and take Masami with you!"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:06:55 PM): "Yeah, yeah, whatever..." Amado seems busy trying to decide whether to pack his Wii or his 360.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:07:37 PM): Batman-style scene change!
Rakath Chaos (11:07:48 PM): Wynn quirks her eyebrow at the two teachers and follows.
Y Ruler of Time (11:07:49 PM): DALANANANANANANANAN!
TheGymRat38 (11:08:08 PM): Armand massages his temples slightly. It is a rare sight to see, but he doesn't appear at all amused.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:08:22 PM): Ichirou runs into the meeting room, a batman mask on his head.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:08:28 PM): "It seems we've arrived in time, old chum!"
kwikkidus (11:08:37 PM): "Barely."
TheGymRat38 (11:08:42 PM): "Your antics aren't amusing."
Y Ruler of Time (11:08:45 PM): "Sensei, do I have to wear the mask?"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:08:52 PM): Ichirou smacks Fuji.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:08:57 PM): "You were supposed to say the line!"
TheGymRat38 (11:09:07 PM): The speaker seats in the seat next to Armand, wearing an Armani suit. It is none other than Christoph Zandel.
Y Ruler of Time (11:09:10 PM): "..." Fuji sighs and puts on a Robin mask.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:09:13 PM): Ichirou suddenly pauses and does a double take...as he notices Cristoph.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:09:20 PM): "....Cristoph."
TheGymRat38 (11:09:43 PM): "Ichirou Komatsu. Be seated immediately." The tone is no nonsense.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:09:45 PM): Next to Cristoph is Omasu, who, also in a rare occurrence, looks quite unhappy.
Hinoryu8 (11:09:47 PM): "Aiya... I was unaware we were supposed to bring masks."
Y Ruler of Time (11:10:02 PM): "...Why is everyone frowning?"
TheGymRat38 (11:10:13 PM): "There will be no masks I'm afraid. Please, everyone be seated so we can begin."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:10:16 PM): Ichirou frowns just a bit himself and sits down.
Rakath Chaos (11:10:19 PM): Leaning against the wall next to the door is the poorly disguised duel spirit.
Y Ruler of Time (11:10:50 PM): Petit Dragon is attempting to hide in her jacket.
Polk Kitsune (11:10:51 PM): "Am I late?" Soren walks in, eyes half opened, wearing a Sombrero over his head.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:11:10 PM): "...He gets to wear a sombrero, but we can't wear the masks!?"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:11:24 PM): "..." Omasu sighs. "Cho-chan, please sit down."
TheGymRat38 (11:11:25 PM): At the appearance of the old man Armand almost smiles...but quickly stops it.
TheGymRat38 (11:11:43 PM): "Yes, unfortunately I must request you remove your hat."
kwikkidus (11:11:50 PM): "Now then. For what purpose was I suddenly pulled away from my work?"
Polk Kitsune (11:12:07 PM): "Aaahh, good." With that, the old man sat down, looking around the meeting.
TheGymRat38 (11:12:26 PM): "For the purpose of dealing with the impudence of this academy's staff."
Polk Kitsune (11:12:30 PM): "Ah I do apologize." He pulled his hat off. "Have to be careful with that sun, you know."
TheGymRat38 (11:12:44 PM): "That...that is not how it was to be phrased Christoph."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:12:47 PM): "Impudence?"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:12:55 PM): "Did you just come here to talk down to us, Zandel?!"
Y Ruler of Time (11:13:05 PM): Fuji wonders if there's such a thing as 'pudence.'
kwikkidus (11:13:10 PM): "An impudent-sounding statement, to be sure..." she looks away, moving a hand up to her ear and rubbing it.
Hinoryu8 (11:13:41 PM): "I would like clarification on what you mean." Oumaru was sitting nearby.
TheGymRat38 (11:13:53 PM): "Yes, in fact that is exactly why I came. Remember your place Komatsu. We, the board, run this school. You report to us."
kwikkidus (11:14:38 PM): "I was under the impression we reported to your representative, Akira-san."
Polk Kitsune (11:14:50 PM): Soren smacked his lips a bit at the remark, but said nothing.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:14:56 PM): Akira is also there, remaining silent.
TheGymRat38 (11:15:35 PM): Armand clears his throat. "This emergency meeting has been called due to improper actions taken by a certain member of the staff.
Y Ruler of Time (11:16:19 PM): "I SWEAR I DIDN'T MEAN TO KILL THE TORTOISE!"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:16:30 PM): "...They're not talking about you, Fuji."
Y Ruler of Time (11:16:42 PM): "..." Fuji rubs the back of his neck. "...My...apologies, then."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:16:47 PM): "..."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:16:53 PM): Ichirou glares at Cristoph.
TheGymRat38 (11:17:10 PM): "Please by silent you oaf, your input is only as a member of staff. You are not even a senior staff member, your presence is merely an eyesore."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:17:23 PM): "Don't insult my colleagues, Cristoph."
Polk Kitsune (11:17:24 PM): Soren chuckled, and patted Fuji's back.
TheGymRat38 (11:17:44 PM): "Christoph, I must also request that you do not antagonize the staff. We are here to address one issue and one issue alone."
TheGymRat38 (11:17:58 PM): "Very well. Then I shall address it."
TheGymRat38 (11:18:38 PM): He raises a hand and points at Ichirou Komatsu. "I, Christoph Zandel, Senior Board Member of Duelist Academy, charge Ichirou Komatsu with two counts of unprovoked assault on students."
TheGymRat38 (11:18:48 PM): "Is there a second?"
kwikkidus (11:18:52 PM): "...eh?"
Y Ruler of Time (11:18:57 PM): "Two counts of what?"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:19:06 PM): "..." Ichirou crosses his arms.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:19:09 PM): "So that's what he meant."
Polk Kitsune (11:19:12 PM): Soren raised a fuzy eyebrow. "Mmmnnn?"
TheGymRat38 (11:19:13 PM): Armand pauses, sighs, and raises his hand. "I second the motion."
TheGymRat38 (11:19:25 PM): "I apologize Ichirou, but this is not something I can overlook."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:19:56 PM): Ichirou lets out a low laugh. "Don't apologize to me, Armand."
Hinoryu8 (11:19:56 PM): "Unprovoked assault?"
TheGymRat38 (11:20:06 PM): "For those of you not aware, recently Ichirou Komatsu physically assaulted Isabel Marias and Hayden Zandel of Osiris red."
Hinoryu8 (11:21:52 PM): "Aiya... Is that really so?"
Y Ruler of Time (11:21:56 PM): "...Isabel-chan was setting the dorm on fire and Hayden Zandel provoked her into trying to set the dorm on fire. There are scorch marks."
kwikkidus (11:21:59 PM): Oh... So that is what he is about. "Somehow I doubt that this is the entirety of the case."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:22:41 PM): Ichirou holds up a hand to Fuji.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:22:46 PM): "I can defend myself, Fuji."
TheGymRat38 (11:22:56 PM): "This academy defines unprovoked assault by a member of staff as any physical or verbal violence directed at a student or other staff member when not directly threatened."
TheGymRat38 (11:23:28 PM): "In other words, the use of violence against a student by a teacher is strictly prohibited except in the most extreme of cases, including distinct threats to the life of said staff member."
Hinoryu8 (11:23:54 PM): "What about the lives of the other students? If the dorm was set on fire, there would be deaths, or at the least injuries."
Y Ruler of Time (11:23:55 PM): Fuji looks at Ichirou, blinks, and settles for leaning over to Soren. "How're we supposed to protect the kids again?"
kwikkidus (11:24:16 PM): Zaniah opens her mouth for a moment... then shuts it, letting Ichirou deal with this one.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:24:17 PM): "Alright..."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:24:46 PM): "Your sociopath of a son showed up at Miss Marias's room for the sole intent of antagonizing her."
Polk Kitsune (11:24:55 PM): Soren leaned toward Fuji. "Usually... either take them to safety, or take out the threats..."
TheGymRat38 (11:25:00 PM): "Trained professionals have inspected the fire damage and indicated that there was no direct threat to the integrity of the dorm."
TheGymRat38 (11:25:36 PM): "Therefor the claim that the building could have burned down is laughable. In addition, I would appreciate if you do not insult students, nor do you make unsubstantiated claims Mr. Komatsu."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:25:40 PM): "Miss Marias, who has been in a significant state of emotional duress for the past week now, snapped and attacked your son, with reckless abandon for anything's safety."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:25:59 PM): "That's not an insult, Cristoph. Your son is a sociopath. As are you, for the record, but that's for another day."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:26:40 PM): "I intervened and struck Miss Marias, without any permanent injury, so she could be restrained."
TheGymRat38 (11:26:44 PM): "My son has been readmitted into this academy following therapy which did not indicate he was a 'sociopath' as you say. Your verbal attacks are not aiding your position."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:27:37 PM): Ichirou smirks and twirls a finger. "Yes, I'm sure the doctors on Zandel Industrial's payroll think he's a perfectly well adjusted little cherub. Moving on."
kwikkidus (11:27:43 PM): "I would immediately like to point out that the altercation did not result in either student being sent to the infirmary."
TheGymRat38 (11:28:13 PM): "I'm afraid that's not the issue at hand. Regardless of the severity of assault, these are still charges of assault."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:28:28 PM): "Your son was under a spell that made him intangible to human touch. However, with the assistance of my Duel Spirits, I restrained him."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:28:53 PM): "I then made it clear to him in no uncertain terms that he was not to antagonize Miss Marias again, and threw him out."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:29:20 PM): "I then spoke to Miss Marias about what she'd done and dealt with the situation accordingly."
TheGymRat38 (11:29:52 PM): "According to our official records, Mr. Zandel was sent to apologize Miss Marias as an act of reconciliation and therapy, required for his readmittance into this school."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:30:14 PM): "That's nice. Funny thing about sociopathy, it's really easy to lie."
Y Ruler of Time (11:31:06 PM): "I heard Alexander-kun complaining loudly that Hayden Zandel had 'apologized' to him. I thought it very strange at the time, but can understand his feelings a bit better now."
TheGymRat38 (11:31:07 PM): "Ichirou, the problem cannot be diverted away. Under the charter of this academy, as a privately operated school, any staff member charged with assault is to be put up for review."
TheGymRat38 (11:32:20 PM): "Review by the board, which can result in no action, suspension with pay, suspension without pay...as well as removal from any position held by the staff member in question."
TheGymRat38 (11:33:00 PM): Armand frowns, but nods in agreement. "That is correct...unfortunately."
kwikkidus (11:33:37 PM): Which means that... this is all simply a formality. Clever bastard...
Y Ruler of Time (11:33:50 PM): "...I would like to ask a question of Akira-san."
TheGymRat38 (11:34:09 PM): "Feel free."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:34:30 PM): "...yes?"
Y Ruler of Time (11:34:46 PM): "Akira-san was placed in her current position to determine what actions were appropriate for the staff to take under various circumstances."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:35:07 PM): "...." Akira looks at Ichirou.
Y Ruler of Time (11:35:35 PM): "Recently, we had to...forego gaining her direct approval for every action we took, due to the various number of dangers surrounding the academy."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:35:36 PM): Ichirou just smirks back at her. "...that is true."
Y Ruler of Time (11:36:32 PM): "Because Ichirou-sensei interpreted the situation as dire, I believe he did not want to take the time to question Akira-san on what to do, and thus relied on his own judgment."
Y Ruler of Time (11:37:04 PM): "But, while Akira-san is thus freed from responsibility in this case, I must ask...Akira-san, what would you have had Ichirou-sensei do?"
TheGymRat38 (11:37:29 PM): "That was the reason Akira was placed into this position to begin with. Because the parents no longer trusted the sole discretion and judgment of the existing staff."
Y Ruler of Time (11:37:53 PM): "Christoph-san, with all due respect...I was asking Akira-san."
TheGymRat38 (11:38:22 PM): Christoph seems about to say something, but Armand places a hand on his shoulder, stopping him.
TheGymRat38 (11:38:32 PM): "Let the question be answered Christoph. I would like to hear as well."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:38:33 PM): "...." Akira is silent for a long moment.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:39:28 PM): "In my opinion...considering his history with Miss Marias, and Miss Marias's current emotional state, he should not have been allowed to see her."
TheGymRat38 (11:40:13 PM): "You're evading the actual question."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:40:18 PM): "Had I been informed of Mister Zandel's need to apologize to Miss Marias for his therapy, I would have requested it wait until Miss Marias was in a better emotional state, and that it happened with a teacher present."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:41:15 PM): "As the situation could only end in a confrontation at that point, I would've had any teacher restrain the two, and I would've done the same myself."
Y Ruler of Time (11:41:52 PM): Fuji sits back slightly, smiling a small smile.
TheGymRat38 (11:41:56 PM): "Does 'restraining' include unnecessarily choking and striking a student?"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:42:04 PM): "However." Akira looks at Ichirou. "Assaulting the students is not something I will say is permissible, under any circumstances."
Y Ruler of Time (11:42:19 PM): Fuji slumps a little.
TheGymRat38 (11:42:20 PM): Now it is Christoph's turn to smile.
Hinoryu8 (11:42:24 PM): "Was it truly unnecessary?"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:42:35 PM): "Ichirou, your heart was in the right place. You acted dangerously out of order, though."
Y Ruler of Time (11:43:00 PM): "Well it almost worked..." Fuji mutters.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:43:01 PM): "I cannot defend you, in this matter."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:43:15 PM): "No hard feelings, Akira." Ichirou says, still smirking.
TheGymRat38 (11:43:35 PM): "Well spoken Akira-chan."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:44:37 PM): "So...what's the deal, then."
TheGymRat38 (11:44:38 PM): "An additional matter if I may."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:44:47 PM): "Oh, well, by all means."
TheGymRat38 (11:45:23 PM): "Pending review and decision, I would like to request that Dawn Komatsu be removed from this island and returned to her prior homestead."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:45:36 PM): Ichirou suddenly slammed a hand on to the table.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:45:52 PM): "You are not to do anything regarding my daughter, Cristoph Zandel."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:46:00 PM): "Keep that in mind, for your own well-being."
TheGymRat38 (11:46:13 PM): "Is that a threat?"
Rakath Chaos (11:46:25 PM): Wynn takes a step forward from her spot by the wall.
Y Ruler of Time (11:46:33 PM): Fuji jumps as Ichirou pounds a hand on the table, and then composes himself. "Um, I believe..."
TheGymRat38 (11:46:34 PM): "Gentlemen...please restrain yourselves."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:46:35 PM): Ichirou shoots a glare at Wynn.
Hinoryu8 (11:46:42 PM): "Aiya... I believe removing Dawn-san would be a very poor idea." Albireo spoke up.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:46:58 PM): He then looks back at Cristoph.
Rakath Chaos (11:47:12 PM): Wynn nods then steps back.
TheGymRat38 (11:47:15 PM): "This academy has proven itself to be unsafe, and any teacher under review for violent behavior can be considered a dangerous threat."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:47:26 PM): "If you do anything to my daughter, you'll regret it. That is not a threat, that's a promise."
TheGymRat38 (11:47:52 PM): "Your 'daughter' is unsafe in the hands of a man such as yourself. Perhaps next you will 'restrain' her in a similar manner when she acts up."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:49:04 PM): "My 'daughter'?" One of Ichirou's hands has become a fist.
TheGymRat38 (11:49:10 PM): "My reports indicate your daughter has also repeatedly threatened or attacked students. This behavior, I believe, had to have been learned somewhere."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:49:10 PM): "What's with the tone, Cristoph."
kwikkidus (11:49:33 PM): "...Cristoph-san. Perhaps you could meet the other half of the girl's parentage..."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:49:41 PM): "Shut up, Zaniah."
TheGymRat38 (11:49:44 PM): "I simply find it difficult to believe that someone chose to breed with you, that is all."
Polk Kitsune (11:49:44 PM): Soren watched the situation camly, taking a sip of sake...
Hinoryu8 (11:49:57 PM): "If I may speak for a moment?"
TheGymRat38 (11:50:12 PM): Armand rubs his temples. "Please do."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:50:20 PM): "Go ahead, Albireo." Omasu says, desperate for someone not Ichirou or Cristoph to speak.
Hinoryu8 (11:51:15 PM): "Dawn-san is still a small child, and, as Zandel-san has pointed out, one with dangerous tendencies."
Hinoryu8 (11:51:52 PM): "From a psychological standpoint, forcibly removing such a child from her father figure may cause a mental breakdown... And of course, Zandel-san, being a responsible man, would want to avoid such a situation."
TheGymRat38 (11:52:32 PM): "Oh please. Komatsu has only been aware of her existence for roughly a month, isn't that correct?"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:52:49 PM): "Are you trying to insinuate something, Zandel?"
Hinoryu8 (11:53:01 PM): "Ah, I am not finished, Zandel-san."
Rakath Chaos (11:53:24 PM): Wynn laughs at something Zandel said.
Hinoryu8 (11:53:47 PM): "Dawn-san's previous homestead was, to be frank, simply unsuitable for raising a child."
Hinoryu8 (11:54:08 PM): "Children need interaction with others, their peers, in order for proper mental development."
Hinoryu8 (11:54:43 PM): "As Dawn-san's previous homestead had no other peers... These students are the closest to a peer the child has ever seen."
Hinoryu8 (11:55:05 PM): "It is my belief that her dangerous tendencies are a result of her previous homestead..."
Hinoryu8 (11:55:25 PM): "... Unless, of course, you are suggesting Komatsu-san changed her into such a violent child, despite not knowing of her existence a month ago?"
TheGymRat38 (11:56:07 PM): There is a slight pause. It is a rare moment when Christoph is caught at his own game. "Perhaps you are correct. However, his influence is certainly not a positive one."
Hinoryu8 (11:56:49 PM): "Aiya... I have never said anything to contradict that."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:56:53 PM): "So are you saying I'm a bad teacher or a bad parent?"
Hinoryu8 (11:57:05 PM): "All I said was that, I believe removing her from this island would be a very bad idea."
TheGymRat38 (11:57:20 PM): "I believe it is quite clear that I am saying you are both a bad teacher and a bad parent."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:57:30 PM): "Just making sure."
Hinoryu8 (11:57:39 PM): "Zandel-san, I believe it was you who requested insults not be made?"
TheGymRat38 (11:58:09 PM): Christoph nods slightly. "Very well, I shall refrain in the future."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:58:28 PM): "Alright, so let's cut the semantics."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:58:39 PM): "Say I cop to these charges, or I'm found guilty, or whatever."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:58:50 PM): "I take a pay cut, we get on with our lives?"
TheGymRat38 (11:59:40 PM): "I'm afraid it isn't that easy. This is not up for you to decide, nor is this a court system. Select members of the board will review the situation and vote on your punishment."
TheGymRat38 (11:59:51 PM): "A pay cut is a possibility, but only one of several."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:00:08 AM): "Again. Spare me the semantics."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:00:25 AM): "What're all the possibilities?"
TheGymRat38 (12:00:31 AM): "Very well then."
TheGymRat38 (12:01:01 AM): "One. The staff member's pay may be docked in an amount decided upon by the review board. This payment decrease may be temporary or permanent."
TheGymRat38 (12:01:31 AM): "Two. The staff member will be required to take a leave of absence, paid, for a length of time decided upon by the review board."
TheGymRat38 (12:01:51 AM): "Three. The staff member will be required to take a leave of absence, unpaid, for a length of time decided upon by the review board."
TheGymRat38 (12:02:18 AM): "Four. The staff member will be required to undergo psychiatric treatment and counseling, while remaining on staff with reduced pay and responsibilities."
Rakath Chaos (12:03:11 AM): Wynn pulls out a PDA and starts to tapping things out quietly by the door.
TheGymRat38 (12:03:13 AM): "And 6. The staff member in question will be summarily removed from his or her position."
Y Ruler of Time (12:03:27 AM): "...What about five?"
TheGymRat38 (12:03:29 AM): Christoph turns and points at Wynn. "You are to leave immediately!"
TheGymRat38 (12:03:48 AM): Christoph rolls his eyes. "Five is the same as four, save with no pay."
Y Ruler of Time (12:04:12 AM): "Well you didn't say five, so I was making sure..."
TheGymRat38 (12:04:36 AM): "I was...eager to get to option six."
Rakath Chaos (12:04:45 AM): Wynn nods, and looks at Armand for a moment.
TheGymRat38 (12:04:47 AM): Armand frowns slightly at this comment.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:04:53 AM): Ichirou glances at Wynn.
TheGymRat38 (12:05:06 AM): "I must request that you leave."
Hinoryu8 (12:05:15 AM): "I trust you won't allow a personal vendetta to interfere with your decision as a member of the board, Zandel-san."
TheGymRat38 (12:07:08 AM): "Naturally I will not be a member of the review board. Nor, by personal request, will Omasu, due to her personal relationship with the staff member in question."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:07:26 AM): Omasu nods. "That's right."
TheGymRat38 (12:08:20 AM): Christoph looks over at Ichirou. His expression is unreadable. "Perhaps in the future you'll learn that a hero complex can be a dangerous thing."
Y Ruler of Time (12:08:41 AM): Fuji looks worriedly over at Ichirou. "But..." he speaks up, "...if Ichirou-sensei is forced to temporarily leave his post...who will fill his position?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:08:57 AM): Ichirou just smirks and tilts his head. "A hero complex?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:09:32 AM): "I suppose I'd prefer that to being a dangerous sociopath who holds grudges against people with hero complexes, such as yourself."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:10:50 AM): "I'm still not sure why you hate me so much."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:10:53 AM): "Homophobia, maybe?"
TheGymRat38 (12:12:23 AM): "I have no interest in your habits Komatsu. Though they do little to explain your bastard child."
TheGymRat38 (12:12:43 AM): "Christoph..."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:13:05 AM): "....ah."
TheGymRat38 (12:13:06 AM): "It is a fact. Born out of wedlock, Dawn Komatsu is a bastard."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:13:23 AM): "That's out of line, Cristoph!"
TheGymRat38 (12:13:29 AM): Christoph pronounces the last word very slowly and precisely.
Hinoryu8 (12:13:34 AM): "..." Oumaru had a very confused look.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:14:13 AM): There's suddenly a flash, and Ichirou leaps across the table and knees Cristoph in the face.
TheGymRat38 (12:14:40 AM): Christoph's chair topples over and he hits the ground. He reaches up, covering his nose which is now filling up with blood.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:14:54 AM): Ichirou then grabs Cristoph and slams him into a wall.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:14:58 AM): "Take it back now."
Y Ruler of Time (12:15:05 AM): Fuji dives across the table after Ichirou. "Sensei!"
kwikkidus (12:15:18 AM): Zaniah stays silent... putting a finger to her temple and sighing. It has been nice knowing you, Ichirou Komatsu.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:15:26 AM): "ICHIROU!" Omasu is suddenly up, and trying to pull the teacher off of Cristoph. "What the HELL is wrong with you!?"
Hinoryu8 (12:15:28 AM): "This will not help your status with the board, Komatsu-sensei."
TheGymRat38 (12:15:37 AM): "I refuse to take back the truth. According to definition, your child is a bastard. There is nothing insulting or demeaning about the term."
Hinoryu8 (12:15:43 AM): "Aiya... he fell for it."
TheGymRat38 (12:15:55 AM): Christoph's eyes say the same thing that Hayden stated bluntly. I win.
Polk Kitsune (12:16:08 AM): Soren coughs a bit, trying to hide a smirk. As bad as it made Ichirou look, it was satisfying.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:16:17 AM): Ichirou shoves Omasu away...and then punches Cristoph in the eye.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:16:48 AM): He then lets go, dropping him on the ground.
Y Ruler of Time (12:16:50 AM): Fuji reaches to grab Ichirou...and stops. '...Well...if he's going to get in trouble for it anyway...'
Hinoryu8 (12:17:08 AM): "... According to definition, as well, Zandel-san, your son is indeed a sociopath. If you objected to the term, why taunt Komatsu-sensei with the same thing?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:17:12 AM): "That's quicker than waiting for you to coerce some review board. More satisfying too."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:18:14 AM): He then, for good measure, kicks Cristoph once in the gut. Before Akira pulls him away, and in an impressive Judo maneuver, all but throws him to the floor.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:18:33 AM): "That is ENOUGH, Ichirou."
Hinoryu8 (12:18:36 AM): Albireo applauds the judo.
TheGymRat38 (12:18:48 AM): Armand sits quietly in his chair, his face blank. There is an aura of tension around him.
TheGymRat38 (12:19:23 AM): Christoph straightens himself and, keeping a hand on his bleeding nose, looks calmly at Ichirou.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:20:30 AM): "Oogh...can't hold back a bit, Akira...?" Ichirou slowly gets to his feet.
TheGymRat38 (12:20:53 AM): "Violent till the end."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:21:12 AM): Omasu, meanwhile, just has a hand over her face. Stupid...stupid...stupid...stupid...
Viewtiful Rekk (12:22:40 AM): "Anyway." Ichirou massages his neck where Akira grabbed it.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:22:54 AM): "I'm gonna go. But before I do, there's a few things."
TheGymRat38 (12:23:17 AM): Armand rises from his chair. "Ichirou...tread lightly, please."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:23:31 AM): "Just a few simple requests, Armand, don't get your boxers in a bunch."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:23:55 AM): "First off, my daughter is not to be removed from this school."
TheGymRat38 (12:24:27 AM): "Acceptable. Since there is nothing in the charter, actual legal action would have to be taken for that to even be considered."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:24:33 AM): "If you won't do this for me, let me inform you, her godmother is a member of the Industrial Illusion board of directors, and above all, she's a petty bitch."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:24:52 AM): "She'd probably do something as insane as removing all funding I2 gives the school and giving it to North School, or something."
TheGymRat38 (12:25:29 AM): "The resulting chaos would damage business for both Kaiba Corporations and Industrial Illusions."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:25:25 AM): "Secondly. For the past year, half of my salary has been going to Isabel Marias's tuition."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:25:44 AM): "I request that not be revoked, at least until I'm able to find employment elsewhere."
TheGymRat38 (12:25:57 AM): "I can't promise anything, but I will do my best."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:27:08 AM): "Thirdly, I request a full inquiry be done into Cristoph Zandel, Hayden Zandel, and their possession and usage of the item known as the 'Chimera Sphere'."
TheGymRat38 (12:27:47 AM): "There is nothing in the charter that would give me the authority or anyone else on staff or the board to take that action."
Polk Kitsune (12:27:57 AM): Soren blinked a little in response to that last one.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:27:58 AM): "Really? Damn."
Y Ruler of Time (12:28:06 AM): "...You can do a background check, can't you?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:28:27 AM): "Guess I'll just have to investigate your enslaving of Duel Spirits personally, Cristoph. I'll certainly have the free time."
TheGymRat38 (12:28:36 AM): "Background checks were mandatory for entrance into the Board of Directors. We do not, however, have a list of possessions."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:28:37 AM): Ichirou smirks at the older Zandel.
TheGymRat38 (12:28:53 AM): "The time that remains, at least."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:29:07 AM): "Oh, I've got enough."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:29:41 AM): "Fourthly, I request that the Osiris Red student Amado Tsukayama be given a promotional exam to be placed into Ra Yellow."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:29:57 AM): "I was going to file this myself a couple days ago, but well...lost the paperwork."
kwikkidus (12:30:02 AM): "If I may... why?"
TheGymRat38 (12:30:37 AM): "That is...a rather odd request. But as current Dorm Head of Osiris Red, it is within your jurisdiction. However, I must concur. Why this request?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:30:47 AM): "He's shown himself to have been keeping with expectations, if not increasing in such, since his last exam."
TheGymRat38 (12:31:14 AM): "I shall leave that to the discretion of Akira-chan."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:31:16 AM): "You two may have missed this, but he managed to topple the Five God Dragon in a duel a short few days ago."
Polk Kitsune (12:31:18 AM): "If nothing else, he's got the drive for it."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:31:32 AM): "I daresay, had he failed, we'd all be dead right now."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:31:44 AM): "Finally..."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:32:19 AM): "I ask that the student organization Ryuuoumaru be given official jurisdiction by the academy's staff."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:32:30 AM): "To stop something like this from happening again, obviously."
TheGymRat38 (12:33:04 AM): "A student organization? All student organizations must receive approval from the academy staff, including two of three Dorm Heads, as well as the approval of at least four board members."
kwikkidus (12:33:16 AM): "That would depend on what Ryuuoumaru is. We do not want to back something like that Orange dormitory is."
TheGymRat38 (12:33:43 AM): "Provided the paperwork is properly turned in, I'm certain it can be arranged."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:33:51 AM): "An organization started by Mr. Tsukayama and Mr. Akihara."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:34:04 AM): "Its purpose, unless I miss my guess, is to protect the academy and its students."
TheGymRat38 (12:34:36 AM): "Since when is that the business of the students. That seems dangerous ground to be walking on, and directly puts the students in danger."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:35:03 AM): "They all voluntarily accepted the risk and created the organization themselves."
Polk Kitsune (12:35:29 AM): "And in the past, said students have dealt with a lot themselves..."
TheGymRat38 (12:35:47 AM): "Children. Frail and unaware of the risks they truly face. This world is a frightening and deadly place. They should tread lightly."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:36:09 AM): "I daresay every one of those children has more testicular fortitude than you could manage, Zandel.'
Y Ruler of Time (12:36:09 AM): "Or have rich fathers."
Hinoryu8 (12:36:38 AM): "Aiya... Yet most of those children have already been through more in their short lives, than most go through in their entire lives.".
TheGymRat38 (12:37:12 AM): "Your insults are meaningless Komatsu."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:37:23 AM): "Granted, I'm not trying very hard."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:37:50 AM): "Eehh..." He scratches his head. "You're a cowardly dickless sociopathic asshole."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:37:55 AM): "Any better?"
kwikkidus (12:38:22 AM): "I would like to point out that if the organization was not officially backed, it is unlikely the students would simply dissolve the organization."
TheGymRat38 (12:38:37 AM): "I apologize. I don't grow angry and violent at the most insignificant of remarks."
TheGymRat38 (12:39:21 AM): "Students involved in unsanctioned organizations can be punished by the academy staff, however that is left up to the teachers and the chancellor."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:39:31 AM): "Fair enough." Ichirou throws a coaster at him, which Akira catches.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:39:34 AM): "Stop it."
kwikkidus (12:39:38 AM): "Therefore, it makes much more sense for us to back them... if only to prevent injuries which could be avoided through proper experience."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:40:19 AM): She then massages her temple. "Anything else, Ichirou?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:40:36 AM): "Well, since you're probably going to stop me if I attack Zandel again..."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:40:52 AM): Ichirou spins around and heads for the door. "Make sure my replacement gets tenure!"
Polk Kitsune (12:40:52 AM): "If nothing else, this way, we would be able to monitor them..."
TheGymRat38 (12:40:53 AM): "Ichirou, do so again and I shall stop you."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:41:25 AM): He then gives a wave to the teachers gathered and heads outside, closing the door behind him.
TheGymRat38 (12:41:52 AM): "Eventful meeting." He states rather plainly.
Y Ruler of Time (12:41:58 AM): "..." Fuji rushes out after. "Sensei!"
Polk Kitsune (12:42:03 AM): Soren gives a low sigh, shaking his head.
Polk Kitsune (12:42:18 AM): "Any other matters for this meeting?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:42:18 AM): "Sup, Hiroto?"
kwikkidus (12:42:24 AM): "You should probably have your face looked at. It is hard to tell, but I believe your nose may be broken."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:42:45 AM): ...stupid prideful idiot...
Y Ruler of Time (12:42:45 AM): "Sensei...why'd you allow him to do that?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:42:55 AM): "What, provoke me?"
Y Ruler of Time (12:43:17 AM): "Manipulate you into being fired!"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:43:21 AM): Ichirou lets out a laugh. "Geez Hiroto-kun, you know me better than that.
TheGymRat38 (12:43:22 AM): "My personal physician will see to it. I appreciate your attention."
Polk Kitsune (12:43:35 AM): Soren coughed, and got up himself, sliding his sombrero back on as he followed after Fuji.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:43:39 AM): "I was gonna get fired anyway."
Polk Kitsune (12:44:00 AM): Soren caught up. "You could see it on that shark's face..."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:44:08 AM): "If I didn't do it there, he would've just bribed everybody on that review board."
Rakath Chaos (12:44:14 AM): Wynn stands patiently outside and waits for the others to leave.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:44:17 AM): "Or coerced, or hurt, or whatever."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:44:27 AM): "This is quicker, and more painless."
Polk Kitsune (12:44:38 AM): Soren smirked. "Of course, you knew it..."
Y Ruler of Time (12:44:38 AM): "So...you're saying you couldn't have won?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:44:49 AM): "I doubt it."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:44:55 AM): "Even if I did...what's the point."
Polk Kitsune (12:44:56 AM): "That legal shark would have set traps after traps..."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:45:01 AM): "Cristoph's had it in for me since day one."
kwikkidus (12:45:26 AM): "Do not bother. Also... warn your son that the next time he sees fit to intimidate a student, it would be prudent to ensure she is in a fit state of mind, first. This entire mess could easily have been avoided."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:45:32 AM): "He was getting closer."
Polk Kitsune (12:46:02 AM): Soren gave a low nod, his sombrero falling a bit on top of his face.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:46:10 AM): "And...I had a suspicion he might involve Miss Marias in this."
TheGymRat38 (12:46:14 AM): "Komatsu would have acted in this manner sooner or later."
Y Ruler of Time (12:46:39 AM): "...So you're leaving, then."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:46:42 AM): "I don't want any more crap flung her way...and I wanted to leave on my own terms, if I had to leave."
Y Ruler of Time (12:46:45 AM): It's a statement, not a question.
TheGymRat38 (12:46:51 AM): "Regardless, I know Miss Marias well enough to believe that she would have reacted violently with little to no provocation."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:46:51 AM): He smiles. "...yeah."
Polk Kitsune (12:47:05 AM): Soren gave a nod. "A shame, really..."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:47:06 AM): "But...I'll let you in on a little secret."
TheGymRat38 (12:47:12 AM): "She shared that overly emotional trait with her father."
Y Ruler of Time (12:47:15 AM): Fuji bows his head, before looking up. "What?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:47:17 AM): "I was gonna retire at the end of the year anyway."
Y Ruler of Time (12:47:37 AM): "...Wha-wh...why?"
Hinoryu8 (12:47:43 AM): "Ho..." Albireo watched Christoph for a moment.
kwikkidus (12:47:55 AM): "I can see that Hayden shares many traits with you, as well."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:47:59 AM): He lets out a long low sigh.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:48:06 AM): He looks at Soren. "Should I tell him?"
TheGymRat38 (12:48:35 AM): "Not enough. That boy is a disgrace to my name. He is too weak."
Polk Kitsune (12:48:36 AM): Soren looked up, raising the tip of his hat. "... I think he deserves it."
TheGymRat38 (12:48:43 AM): "Too emotional."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:48:47 AM): "..." He nods. "Hiroto-kun."
TheGymRat38 (12:49:05 AM): "Too forgiving."
TheGymRat38 (12:49:08 AM): "And too kind."
kwikkidus (12:49:30 AM): "Kindness is a remarkable thing, Cristoph. It would be in your best interests to begin sowing some."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:49:35 AM): "..."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:49:46 AM): Omasu is suppressing an urge to brag about her children.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:49:50 AM): With only moderate success.
TheGymRat38 (12:50:16 AM): "I shed that weakness long ago. I believe you've done quite a bit of the same Miss Melancholy."
Hinoryu8 (12:50:29 AM): "Kindness is one of the strangest forces of the mind."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:50:37 AM): Omasu glares at Cristoph.
Y Ruler of Time (12:50:39 AM): "...You haven't called me that in a while. Why now?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:50:42 AM): "That's enough, Cristoph."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:51:09 AM): "I'm not your superior anymore. We're just equals."
kwikkidus (12:51:24 AM): She holds up a hand. "No... no. It is quite alright." She then looks right at him, and gives the man a smile that just exudes 'I will rip out your heart and eat it.'
TheGymRat38 (12:52:09 AM): Christoph returns her smile with a similar one, which seems to say 'I beg you, try it.'
Y Ruler of Time (12:52:41 AM): "So then...what's going on?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:53:02 AM): "I'm dying."
kwikkidus (12:53:26 AM): "This may be the case, Cristoph-san. However... that would mean you know only too well what will happen should you cross me."
TheGymRat38 (12:54:19 AM): Christoph moves to the door and pauses before opening. "Remember this. Ichirou Komatsu is useless fat of this world. That fat will be removed, along with anything else that blemishes the true meat. Anything."
Y Ruler of Time (12:54:27 AM): "...Wh-what!?"
Hinoryu8 (12:54:33 AM): "Aiya... that is no good."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:54:35 AM): "Cristoph."
Hinoryu8 (12:54:47 AM): "A body needs some fat to survive."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:54:49 AM): "Ichirou may be a stupid prideful idiot."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:55:00 AM): "But he's a hero. You know that, and I know that."
Polk Kitsune (12:55:07 AM): Soren gave a low, low nod.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:55:15 AM): "Don't speak ill of him as if he's some worthless vagabond."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:55:23 AM): "Well, not immediately."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:55:28 AM): "I have...seven years left."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:55:39 AM): "I imagine my health will start to decline within one or two."
kwikkidus (12:55:46 AM): "Anything at all, you say..?"
TheGymRat38 (12:56:39 AM): "This world needs reality. 'Heroics' are an illusion that damage the minds and wills of humankind. To me, a man who is proclaimed 'hero' is of less worth than a vagabond."
Y Ruler of Time (12:56:44 AM): "But...you're hardly that much older than me! How is that possible!?"
Rakath Chaos (12:57:04 AM): Wynn knocks on the door to the meeting room.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:57:07 AM): Ibris appears and rest on Ichirou's shoulder, a sad expression on her face.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:57:34 AM): "Ibris's Seal."
TheGymRat38 (12:57:44 AM): Christoph opens the door.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:58:07 AM): "She allows me to heal myself from life-threatening injuries...but it requires a massive donation of energy."
Hinoryu8 (12:58:14 AM): Albireo shook his head. "I feel sorry for you, Zandel-san."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:58:22 AM): "So much, that it lowers my lifespan."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:58:53 AM): "I've had to use it several times before..."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:59:01 AM): "Re-sealing Yubel cost me a total of 25 years."
Rakath Chaos (12:59:05 AM): Wynn walks in past him and heads right over to Armands, "Mr. Marius."
TheGymRat38 (12:59:30 AM): "Miss....shall I call you Miss Charmer? Or do you have another name?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:59:38 AM): "I was going to spend the rest of my days here, where I felt most at home, but..."
Polk Kitsune (12:59:39 AM): "I wish I could have come up with the solution myself, my friend."
Y Ruler of Time (12:59:53 AM): "...Then...you...All those times you fought for the people you wanted to protect...You were literally sacrificing your life...for theirs..."
Rakath Chaos (12:59:55 AM): "My name is Gwendolyn Charmer... at least that's what my fake papers all say."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:00:02 AM): "I think I'd prefer to give Dawn a shot at a regular home."
kwikkidus (1:00:03 AM): "To not even know a true hero..." She pauses, heading for the door. "I can only wonder when one will destroy you."
TheGymRat38 (1:00:58 AM): "Neither you nor Ichirou Komatsu will live to see such an event. That is a guarantee."
Rakath Chaos (1:01:08 AM): "I'm to inform you that due to Miss Crawford's distrust of the I2 representative on the board... I am to remain here and overlook the school's activities."
Rakath Chaos (1:01:36 AM): "To protect the investment, and look after her Goddaughter."
Hinoryu8 (1:01:37 AM): "A story without heroes is a poorly-made story indeed..." Albireo went for the door as well.
TheGymRat38 (1:01:43 AM): "That is an interesting proposition...however, that would require the approval of the board. Perhaps you can explain the true reasoning."
kwikkidus (1:02:12 AM): "You will have to have me killed soon, then. Karma cuts deeply, when it finally strikes."
TheGymRat38 (1:02:37 AM): "As do I. And as do you." He nods to her once.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:02:39 AM): "I had an invitation to come back to the Pro Leagues when I left..."
Polk Kitsune (1:02:53 AM): Soren nodded lowly. "We'll do our best to give it to her... int his academy."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:03:04 AM): "If it's still valid, I can probably get a job there. When Summer comes, I'll see if Dawn wants to stay with me."
Rakath Chaos (1:03:48 AM): "As stated, I am here to look over the investment in the school, and to look after my Lord's Daughter and my bosses Goddaughter. Nothing more except for some personal business that brought me here before."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:03:49 AM): "Oh yeah. Sammi said if Dawn didn't come home for Christmas, she'd kill me."
kwikkidus (1:03:55 AM): "Have a pleasant day, Cristoph." she gives him a small nod, before heading out the door and back to her office.
Y Ruler of Time (1:04:20 AM): "Th-then...I...I..." he looks about ready to burst into manly tears.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:04:43 AM): "...geez, Hiroto-kun, don't cry."
Y Ruler of Time (1:05:17 AM): "In your absence, sensei, I swear, I'll...I'll protect them! I'll protect Ryuuoumaru, and the Red dorm, and Isa-chan, and especially Dawn-chan, for as long as I need to! I pledge my life on it!"
TheGymRat38 (1:05:19 AM): Armand frowns slightly. "What you are suggesting is unacceptable. Such a request would be agreeable on a short term basis, if agreed upon by the board. However, a long term stay is out of the question."
TheGymRat38 (1:06:00 AM): "The Board of Directors is intended to be unbiased. You would be acting as an additional representative of a company that already has a representative on the board. That leads to bias and unfair representation."
Rakath Chaos (1:06:00 AM): "I doubt a long term position is needed. If it was then the I2 representative on the board would be fired and I would have his job."
TheGymRat38 (1:06:46 AM): "I'm certain we can work out a schedule for a stay, however it will take at least a week to decide upon and fill out the paperwork for it."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:07:07 AM): "..." Ichirou places a hand on Fuji's shoulder.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:07:11 AM): "Thanks, Hiroto."
Y Ruler of Time (1:07:49 AM): Fuji responds with a bone-crushing manhug.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:07:59 AM): "UNGH!"
Rakath Chaos (1:08:08 AM): "The issue with a schedule is, it is too easy to cover things up. However setting up a period of time for me to remain here would work. I am not going to suggest changes to the school. Merely observe."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:08:13 AM): "Okay, Hiroto-kun. I think you just made it six years..."
Y Ruler of Time (1:09:03 AM): Fuji releases, and goes back to blubbering.
Polk Kitsune (1:09:22 AM): Soren chuckled, and placed a hand on Ichirou's shoulder. "Come on now, how about we make a quick party in your honor? A farewell moment."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:09:40 AM): Ichirou scootches just a bit away from Fuji.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:09:50 AM): "....heh. I dunno."
TheGymRat38 (1:09:53 AM): "I resent your implications that effort would be made to cover up any apsect of our school."
Hinoryu8 (1:09:54 AM): "Aiya... A good idea, Soren-san."
Polk Kitsune (1:09:58 AM): "I'll bring my best brew..."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:10:00 AM): "A 'you got fired' party?"
Viewtiful Rekk (1:10:05 AM): "Seems kinda morbid."
Hinoryu8 (1:10:28 AM): "Perhaps, instead, we celebrate the violence you inflicted on Zandel-san?"
Viewtiful Rekk (1:11:05 AM): "...That, I can get on board with."
Polk Kitsune (1:11:07 AM): "Which was a great kick though."
Rakath Chaos (1:11:22 AM): "I am only the messenger. This is what Miss Crawford wishes." Wynn bows, "I understand proper channels are needed. However unlike the board representative, I won't speak up about the school."
Rakath Chaos (1:11:27 AM): "I am only here to watch."
Polk Kitsune (1:11:27 AM): "But I wish you could have aimed for the mouth next time."
Polk Kitsune (1:11:46 AM): "I'd love to see the shark's pearly white a bit dented for a while."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:12:03 AM): "Heh...well, if Akira-chan hadn't stopped me."
Hinoryu8 (1:12:22 AM): "Ah... In your position, aiming for the throat might have been better."
Hinoryu8 (1:12:30 AM): "He could not have handed out judgment that way."
TheGymRat38 (1:13:25 AM): "We will discuss this matter later. I am a very busy man unfortunately, and there is another meeting I must attend to later today."
Rakath Chaos (1:14:59 AM): "Very well, I will keep you no longer." She bows, "However denying this request will more likely do more harm than accepting it. For instance it might get the representative on the board replaced..."
TheGymRat38 (1:15:39 AM): "I have to depart as well. I have a company to run." He pushes open the door, smiles for a moment, and then leaves.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:15:52 AM): Akira is in the room, silently waiting for everyone else to file out.
Hinoryu8 (1:16:13 AM): Oumaru leaves.
Rakath Chaos (1:16:33 AM): Wynn starts to leave, "And not replaced by me." She bows to Akira then leaves.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:17:21 AM): Akira looks up at Armand.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:17:27 AM): "...Am I doing well so far, Armand-sama?"
TheGymRat38 (1:17:53 AM): "Your role is being played suitably Akira-chan."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:18:28 AM): She nods to him. "Thank you."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:18:47 AM): "...It is very hard for me to get in contact with Lila-sama as I am."
TheGymRat38 (1:19:04 AM): "I understand. However, it is also my understanding that this will soon be remedied."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:19:26 AM): "Ah...are we going to reveal ourselves soon?"
TheGymRat38 (1:19:54 AM): "All pieces move at their own pace."
TheGymRat38 (1:20:39 AM): "Christoph Zandel, though not one of us, has provided suitably in this instance."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:20:55 AM): "Indeed..."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:21:04 AM): "...Is Cristoph Zandel aware of us?"
TheGymRat38 (1:21:35 AM): "It is likely. I would prefer his influence be reduced if at all possible in the future. His strength, pull, and knowledge are fearsome."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:22:03 AM): "It is."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:22:09 AM): "....I will confess something."
TheGymRat38 (1:22:13 AM): "Oh?"
Viewtiful Rekk (1:22:19 AM): "I've had my eye on his son for a while now."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:22:39 AM): "He seems...quite similar to how I was when I was a student."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:22:59 AM): "Angry, striking out, but powerful, and requiring structure."
TheGymRat38 (1:23:04 AM): "I do recall. You were...feisty is perhaps the right word."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:23:40 AM): "Yes, I'm...not proud of those days."
TheGymRat38 (1:24:18 AM): "You've learned to act on a calmer level. I'm quite proud of you."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:24:34 AM): "I thank you, Armand-sama."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:24:57 AM): "At any rate...with the Council's permission, I could act on Hayden and introduce him to our way of life immediately."
TheGymRat38 (1:25:44 AM): "If, as Ichirou suggested, he has access to the Chimera Sphere his power would be an asset. Permission granted Akira-chan."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:26:25 AM): She stands, and bows. "I thank you, Armand-sama."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:26:42 AM): "I doubt we will be able to speak privately for a while...is there anything I need know?"
TheGymRat38 (1:27:33 AM): Armand smiles and inclines his head slightly. "Make your preparations quickly. And...it is my advice that you place a mole in the group mentioned earlier. They could be a nuisance."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:27:55 AM): She nods. "I will do so."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:28:41 AM): With that done, she silently walks out of the room.
TheGymRat38 (1:29:17 AM): Armand pauses for a moment, and the sound of a wingbeat is heard. He vanishes at that same instant.
TheGymRat38 (1:29:19 AM): (Yar)
Viewtiful Rekk (1:29:52 AM): First things first....Hayden Zandel. A small bolt of lightning runs across her hand as she walks down the hallway.
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