Viewtiful Rekk (12:42:25 AM):Amado sits silently at the base of a tree next to the Ra Yellow dorm, with several branches poking the window of one room in particular.
apopalyctic (12:44:34 AM):Ren'll be joining him in a moment, trying to land as quietly as possible with a pair of buzz-prone wings. "H... hi."
Y Ruler of Time (12:48:10 AM):"Man, t'day was a good day. Don't ruin it by makin' me get territorial."
apopalyctic (12:48:40 AM):"'T-Territorial...'?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:48:40 AM):Amado shoots a look at Riku.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:53:59 AM):"If y'want me to go, just say the word, hippie boy." There's enough sarcasm to it to show he's probably not serious.
apopalyctic (12:54:49 AM):Ren doesn't seem to entirely know the difference.
Y Ruler of Time (1:11:41 AM):"Well...you're kinda under my bed."
apopalyctic (1:11:59 AM):"... you sleep here?"
Y Ruler of Time (1:12:05 AM):"Yep."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:12:19 AM):"Well I came here to talk to you, you pissant!"
apopalyctic (1:13:21 AM):Sigh. "W-What he means to say is that... we want to do that thing you suggested earlier."
Y Ruler of Time (1:13:46 AM):"....Huh?
apopalyctic (1:14:10 AM):"That thing about... listening to another voice?"
Y Ruler of Time (1:15:09 AM):"Oh. Well don't let me stop you..."
apopalyctic (1:16:07 AM):"Y-You're part of it, gosh darn it!"
Viewtiful Rekk (1:16:45 AM):"Are you just being thick on purpose, Kayou?!" Amado snaps, a forked tongue coming out.
Y Ruler of Time (1:17:31 AM):".......Um......"
Y Ruler of Time (1:17:54 AM):"Right. What's going on?"
Viewtiful Rekk (1:18:31 AM):Amado starts hitting his head on the tree.
apopalyctic (1:18:53 AM):Why do they get involved one minute and then fake indifference the next...?
Y Ruler of Time (1:20:28 AM):"Does he still want to leave?"
apopalyctic (1:21:09 AM):"..." She can't speak for him, of course.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:21:55 AM):"That's why I came to talk to you, will you keep up!?"
Y Ruler of Time (1:24:05 AM):"....Do y'want me to convince you to stay?"
apopalyctic (1:24:36 AM):"Wasn't that what... you were trying to do before?"
Y Ruler of Time (1:27:27 AM):"Just seems that if you really wanted to leave, you would've done it."
Y Ruler of Time (1:29:28 AM):"If you want me to convince you to stay, then here:"
Y Ruler of Time (1:30:02 AM):"Ren and I don't want you to leave. That's not reason enough, I don't have anythin else anyway."
apopalyctic (1:30:46 AM):"I-It's probably more than just us... though..."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:37:36 AM):Amado snorts. "Even Reiko wants me gone, so, I doubt it."
apopalyctic (1:38:21 AM):"I-I don't think she literally wants you gone..."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:40:10 AM):"She was givin' me the same shtick Riku is without the part about you guys not wanting me to leave."
apopalyctic (1:41:05 AM):Sigh. "I don't know how that conversation went, but..."
apopalyctic (1:41:19 AM):"You are... really determined to leave."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:42:36 AM):"...." Amado brings a hand to his neck and looks down, saying nothing.
apopalyctic (1:43:14 AM):"If you... really think it's for the best, then... nothing can stop you. Nothing... should... stop you."
apopalyctic (1:45:47 AM):"But if it's just 's-see you later, suckers'..." She couldn't look him in the face there. "You can't come back."
Y Ruler of Time (1:46:56 AM):"If you really can't stay here without thinking of only the bad things that've happened...then fine."
Y Ruler of Time (1:47:30 AM):"But I've been through shit like that too, all because I came here. And it's been worth it for all the good that's happened."
Y Ruler of Time (1:48:13 AM):"You can't think of it that way, then...yeah, you should go."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:49:30 AM):Amado stares at Riku for a very long moment.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:49:42 AM):"...Bay came back for you."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:49:49 AM):"It's not comparable."
Y Ruler of Time (1:50:25 AM):"............I came back even when I didn't know for certain if she'd be here."
apopalyctic (1:52:41 AM):"What'll you do... if you go?"
Viewtiful Rekk (1:52:59 AM):"...." He stares at the ground.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:53:16 AM):"....I dunno. I'm supposed to say 'go fight Ryuuji', but..."
apopalyctic (1:53:36 AM):"You... don't know where he is."
Y Ruler of Time (1:53:43 AM):"....So what, are we supposed to fight you?"
Viewtiful Rekk (1:54:15 AM):"It's DIFFERENT!" Amado suddenly roars, slamming a hand against the tree, leaving a noticable crack.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:54:19 AM):"I am NOT like him!"
apopalyctic (1:54:33 AM):"Uwah!" Instinctive covering of face!
Y Ruler of Time (1:56:25 AM):"....." every plant in earshot seems to bristle as Riku clenches his fists and bites his lip,  but beyond that he holds back a reaction.
apopalyctic (1:57:20 AM):"It... it is different... I think... I mean... we... we know why this is happening."
Y Ruler of Time (1:57:40 AM):"Then why should we accept it's any different!?"
Viewtiful Rekk (1:58:55 AM):"Ryuuji left to go help Ichirou and nearly killed me when I tried to stop him! THAT'S why it's different!"
Y Ruler of Time (1:59:00 AM):"Why should I believe that you won't beat me into the ground if I try to stop you!?
Viewtiful Rekk (1:59:53 AM):"Because you're my friend, you idiot!"
Y Ruler of Time (2:00:30 AM):"THEN WHY DO YOU STILL WANT TO LEAVE!?"
Y Ruler of Time (2:01:01 AM):"Are we not good enough!?"
apopalyctic (2:01:51 AM):"... that's... not what... leaving has to mean, Kayou-san..."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:02:06 AM):"If you weren't good enough, I wouldn't be talking to you right now, you idiot!"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:02:29 AM):"If you weren't good enough, I'd have already left! I wouldn't even have bothered coming BACK!"
Y Ruler of Time (2:05:42 AM):"Well I'm glad you stopped by for two days before leaving permanently."
apopalyctic (2:06:57 AM):"Could you two just stop that already!?"
apopalyctic (2:09:00 AM):"If we're all friends, why can't we accept it when somebody wants to leave in order to figure things out? Do they have to keep themselves in one spot just to prove they love us?"
apopalyctic (2:09:59 AM):"They're not leaving us."
Y Ruler of Time (2:11:10 AM):"......" Riku shoves his hands in his pockets and glares at the ground.
apopalyctic (2:12:38 AM):"... I know it hurts. But it... it would hurt so much more if I knew he was only staying so we'd be happy."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:12:47 AM):Amado does the same.
apopalyctic (2:14:18 AM):"I mean... I... I was... the first who... I mean, it's so... hard to not beg..."
apopalyctic (2:16:24 AM):"... ... ... ... sorry..." And, the third gaze to the ground.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:17:59 AM):"...If I thought...I could make you guys happy just by staying here....I'd do it."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:18:57 AM):"But..." A hand comes up to his face. "...I know I'll just get worse and worse..." He sighed. "I don't...I don't want to risk resenting you guys because of that."
Y Ruler of Time (2:21:58 AM):"....If you don't come back, I'll track your ass down."
apopalyctic (2:23:02 AM):"... tracking people is a specialty all Chinese can do..." Small smile.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:25:26 AM):"....hell, I'll do y'one better." He reaches into his pocket.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:25:41 AM):He takes his deck, and slides a card out of it. He flicks the card to Riku.
Y Ruler of Time (2:26:06 AM):Riku catches the card and glances at it.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:26:13 AM):Dark Armed Dragon.
Y Ruler of Time (2:26:34 AM):".....Seriously?"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:27:03 AM):"....well, I mean, I got two more, so, it's not like it'll hurt my deck."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:27:35 AM):He shrugs. "If all three of you are in one place, I'll keep coming back. No matter what."
apopalyctic (2:28:11 AM):"Eheh, just... come back before graduation, at least..."
Y Ruler of Time (2:28:50 AM):"Make it prom." Nudge Ren.
apopalyctic (2:29:09 AM):"...!" Blush!
Y Ruler of Time (2:29:25 AM):"More likely to come for that."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:29:42 AM):Amado kinda laughs.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:29:53 AM):"Would it be tacky to ask for one for the road?"
apopalyctic (2:30:03 AM):"One what?"
Y Ruler of Time (2:31:01 AM):"Go kiss him."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:31:34 AM):Amado blushes.
apopalyctic (2:31:36 AM):"... what really?"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:31:39 AM):"D-don't be that blunt about it, moron!"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:31:43 AM):"Hey, stop whispering!"
apopalyctic (2:32:10 AM):"... right here?"
Y Ruler of Time (2:32:20 AM):"And then rub up against him and tell him there's more back here waiting for him."
apopalyctic (2:32:53 AM):"... this isn't a Kanan Miyamoto production!" KONK!
Y Ruler of Time (2:33:20 AM):"I'm just trying to help." He rubs the lump on his head.
Y Ruler of Time (2:33:40 AM):Then he pushes Ren towards Amado. "Seriously, go kiss him."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:33:47 AM):Amado pinches the bridge of his nose. Hard.
apopalyctic (2:33:53 AM):"B-But I've never...!" Bump!
Viewtiful Rekk (2:34:11 AM):"Riku, if I come back, and you and Miyamoto have given Ren a stroke, I'm kicking your as-" Bump
Y Ruler of Time (2:34:27 AM):"Oh, look at those stars..."
apopalyctic (2:34:47 AM):I'll kill you, Kayou!
Viewtiful Rekk (2:35:53 AM):Amado looks down at Ren, blushing.
apopalyctic (2:36:19 AM):"You... You did get taller, huh...?"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:37:32 AM):"....y-yeah...j-just a couple inches."
apopalyctic (2:38:32 AM):"Uhm..." She stands on her tiptoes, then. "... okay."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:39:48 AM):"...okay."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:39:56 AM):He leans downward himself, his hands falling down to his sides.
apopalyctic (2:40:22 AM):And then she fainted.
apopalyctic (2:40:26 AM):Okay, no, they totally kissed.
Y Ruler of Time (2:42:47 AM):Riku bites his knuckle. 'I will not make a remark until they're done I will not make a remark until they're done...'
apopalyctic (2:42:53 AM):"..." And... pull away. First time kisser. Lost her breath.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:43:16 AM):Amado sorta...stumbles back as well. His face is bright red.
apopalyctic (2:43:22 AM):"W-What was I supposed to say now, Riku-kun...?"
Y Ruler of Time (2:44:07 AM):"....." Riku smiles slightly, ".....you already know that."
apopalyctic (2:45:47 AM):"If we were alone, maybe." Oh, lookit, those ARE nice stars.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:46:58 AM):Cold wind blows. A cold wind that seems to be entirely focused on Riku.
Y Ruler of Time (2:47:22 AM):"Uh-huh yeah yeah yeah."
apopalyctic (2:47:34 AM):"...! You're going to talk to your sister again, right?"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:48:07 AM):"...I..."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:48:12 AM):"..." He sighs. "Yeah."
Y Ruler of Time (2:48:14 AM):"Apparently it's crazy cold out tonight, I think I'll go check on Ruu." He walks past Amado and Ren.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:48:26 AM):"..." Amado grabs Riku by the arm.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:48:31 AM):He then pulls him into a hug, and pats him on the back.
Y Ruler of Time (2:49:05 AM):"....." Riku returns the motion. "Come back to us, hear me?"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:51:02 AM):"...Yeah. 'Course."