Rekk (10:04:17 PM):
calm down or you'll hurt yourself!" He says, and tries to put
both hands on her shoulders.
Hinoryu8 (10:04:42 PM): Reiko punches Amado in the gut.
Viewtiful Rekk (10:04:59 PM): "Goof!" Amado stumbles back.
Hinoryu8 (10:05:00 PM): ... And then a nasty-sounding 'crack' comes from her arm. This really isn't helping.
Viewtiful Rekk (10:05:13 PM): "You little...!" He pulls back a fist...and then hears the crack.
Hinoryu8 (10:05:36 PM): Reiko grabs the arm, and goes down to one knee. "Agh..."
Sinisquirrel (10:06:11 PM): "A-Ah...!" Ren has to bolt for the girl, putting an arm over her. "Please, don't move again..." And looks up at Amado. "And please, LEAVE!"
Viewtiful Rekk (10:06:53 PM): "...reiko..." He looks at her for a moment...before spinning around. "Dammit...!" He shouts and grabs his sword from the ground, before running out.
Sinisquirrel (10:08:45 PM): "Poor Amado-san..." "Indeed..." Lily ponders going after him, but quickly dismisses it. He'd never listen to her again... not like he did before, anyway. She was certain.
Sinisquirrel (10:12:03 PM): "Sakuma-san, could you get Finklestien-san to a bed while I take Tsukayama-san to her bed...?" "Ah. Mn." Lily does so numbly. What to do...
Sinisquirrel (10:13:42 PM): Lily picks up her PDA. "Ikuhara-san. What is Melancholy-sensei's number?" "E-Eh? It's..." The girl rattles off the number. Lily then dials.
kwikkidus (10:15:23 PM): As she continued to wander the school, hands in her pockets, Zaniah's PDA began buzzing. "Huh?" She calmly looked at the number on the front, before opening it and putting it to her ear. "Hello."
Sinisquirrel (10:15:48 PM): "Sensei. The infirmary has been assaulted."
kwikkidus (10:16:54 PM): She shuts her eyes, smirking just slightly. "I would say I was surprised... but it appears our opponents are no amatuers. Who were they?"
Sinisquirrel (10:17:16 PM): "Amado Tsukayama, Mylene Batolli, and another girl I've never seen before."
kwikkidus (10:18:06 PM): "...I see. Where did they go?"
Sinisquirrel (10:19:06 PM): "They left the infirmary just a few moments ago. They might still be in the main building. Reiko-san witnessed Amado-san's behavior and hurt herself again as well."
kwikkidus (10:19:34 PM): "Thank you. Continue to watch the infirmary for me. You have been most helpful."
Sinisquirrel (10:20:00 PM): "One more thing. He is interested in the whereabouts of Donovan and Amy-san."
Sinisquirrel (10:20:24 PM): "Though I suspect this has been pushed aside. Seeing his sister seems to have... shaken him."
kwikkidus (10:21:07 PM): "Very well then. If he is after them... could you send Alastor a message?"
Sinisquirrel (10:21:17 PM): "Of course."
Sinisquirrel (10:21:52 PM): "I'm already on that!" Ren calls out from the other room. "Oh. Of course. Ikuhara-san says she has it done already."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:22:15 PM): "Kinda busy, talk fast!"
kwikkidus (10:22:15 PM): "Tell him to tell Tsukayama to meet him on top of the roof, in one hour. That should suffice."
Sinisquirrel (10:22:56 PM): Camaraderie indeed! Ren huffs. "Sensei says you should call A-Amado-san and tell him to meet you on the roof in one hour." The power of PDA speaker phone.
Viewtiful Rekk (10:23:38 PM): "Hah! A great plan to show off the power of our camaraderie!" You can almost hear the thumbs-up from the other end.
Sinisquirrel (10:23:43 PM): Was she eavesdropping just to hear his name? The Yellow had seemed awfully vexed about something.
Sinisquirrel (10:24:19 PM): Ren takes the thumbs up as a small stab to the heart. "R-Right... so get to it!" Click!
kwikkidus (10:24:54 PM): "...He knows not to show up. Correct?"
Sinisquirrel (10:25:22 PM): Lily looked at Ren, who scrambled for her PDA again. "And don't show up!"
Viewtiful Rekk (10:25:37 PM): "...my, she didn't seem too hap-" He picks it up again. "Righto!"
Viewtiful Rekk (10:25:39 PM): "-py.'
Viewtiful Rekk (10:26:09 PM): "Don't you agree, slim?" "DUEEEEEEEEEL!" "Good point!" Foot to the face.
Sinisquirrel (10:26:30 PM): Lily sighed, feeling as if a third wheel. "Is that all?"
kwikkidus (10:26:47 PM): "That is all. Thank you, Lily-san."
Sinisquirrel (10:27:21 PM): She then switches the phone out of speaker. "Can you... please, refrain from harming him..."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:28:34 PM): As he fends off another student, Alastor dials a number. "Yo, SUCKYAMA!"
Viewtiful Rekk (10:28:51 PM): "...th' fuck do you want." "I heard you were looking for me!"
kwikkidus (10:30:47 PM): "I make no promises." she says softly. "Anything else?"
Sinisquirrel (10:31:08 PM): "No. That is all. Thank you."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:31:35 PM): "...I was. I'm not anymore." "What're you, a coward or somethin'?! Afraid I'll wreck your shit this time too?" "...shut up..."
kwikkidus (10:31:42 PM): "Farewell.." Click. "We move." "Hai, Oneesamaaaa!"
Viewtiful Rekk (10:32:02 PM): "Ha, you are! You're a little coward, just like always! Why don't you just buy yourself a dress and get it over with!"
Sinisquirrel (10:32:45 PM): Click. Sigh. A glance down at Edward, and a glance towards Jin Honjou. Another sigh, and Lily takes a small break from the infirmary.
Viewtiful Rekk (10:32:46 PM): Amado grits his teeth. "FINE! I'll fight you! I'll snap your fucking neck in two, Donovan!" "Roof of the school! One hour!" Click.
Viewtiful Rekk (10:33:10 PM): "Too easy." Alastor smirks. "Good luck, Zana-sensei."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:34:54 PM): Amado is, about five minutes later, waiting on the roof.
Sinisquirrel (10:35:21 PM): "Did we really have t'come, too?"
Viewtiful Rekk (10:35:57 PM): "Yes. You're support. Now shut it."
Sinisquirrel (10:36:13 PM): Mylene makes a face at his backside.
kwikkidus (10:36:15 PM): "...Hmm. I was expecting to ambush you by arriving early. However... it appears you arrived earlier." Zaniah steps out of the door to the roof, hands still in her pockets. "Amado... You attacked the infirmary?"
Viewtiful Rekk (10:36:38 PM): "..." Amado glances over. "...I should've figured."
kwikkidus (10:37:30 PM): "...Did your seal get to you as well? I could simply swear I told you not to use it."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:37:59 PM): Amado glares at her. The seal starts spreading, the green tattoo having turned black.
Viewtiful Rekk (10:38:09 PM): "I make my own decisions, Hellnurse."
kwikkidus (10:39:32 PM): "...And was attacking the weak and the sickly part of those decisions?" She watches the seal spread, smirking just slightly. "You are not the boy I knew you as."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:40:04 PM): "You're still the same fucking bitch of a nurse I've always known you as."
kwikkidus (10:40:35 PM): "Are you going to attack me as well? Hmph... it seems you cannot help anyone."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:41:07 PM): ....Batolli's thing would never be able to handle an Elemental Seal...and I can't beat her Seal of Darkness...
Viewtiful Rekk (10:41:30 PM): "If you're gonna talk so damn much, put your money where your mouth is."
Sinisquirrel (10:42:14 PM): Mylene grins, thinking that this is going to head to a check that Amado's butt can't cash. That'll show 'im for makin' me give back that stupid dryad.
kwikkidus (10:42:22 PM): "...Oh? Are you threatening me now?"
Viewtiful Rekk (10:43:15 PM): He raises his disk. "Duel me."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:43:31 PM): "If you win, do what-fucking-ever. Since you love ordering people around, I'm sure you can think of something.
Viewtiful Rekk (10:43:39 PM): "If I win....I'm taking your Seal of Darkness."
kwikkidus (10:44:59 PM): " By all means, if you want it..." She puts her hand on her wrist, turning her own on. "Come and take it. If you are sure you can handle the power."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:45:23 PM): "I won't live my life in fear of it, like you do." His disk activates.
Y Ruler of Time (10:46:05 PM): "There are some things in this world that should be feared."
kwikkidus (10:46:07 PM): "You are tempting me to throw the game..." She smiles at him. "But I think... when you said you would find a way to reverse it... this was not what you meant."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:46:24 PM): Amado's eyes shoot open.
Sinisquirrel (10:47:02 PM): "Huh? Who's that?"
Viewtiful Rekk (10:47:16 PM): He looks towards the new voice. "D-dad?!"
Y Ruler of Time (10:47:31 PM): "I understand you've been causing some trouble lately, Amado," Seta says as he steps forward.
Y Ruler of Time (10:47:38 PM): "More so than usual."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:47:53 PM): "....it's nothing you need to concern yourself with." He says and looks away.
Y Ruler of Time (10:48:40 PM): "It wasn't something I needed to concern myself with, until you frightened and injured your sister."
Sinisquirrel (10:49:07 PM): "Geez, word travels fast."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:49:29 PM): "...I was just trying to calm her down."
Y Ruler of Time (10:50:59 PM): "What are you trying to do now, Amado? Why are you doing this?"
Viewtiful Rekk (10:51:22 PM): "..."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:51:33 PM): "The fact that you don't know proves what a shit father and a shit friend you are, dad."
kwikkidus (10:51:43 PM): "Seta... please, allow me to deal with him. He is my responsibility, after all."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:51:59 PM): "Adam's dead. Or are you so busy with your precious fucking Dark Simorgh that you didn't even realize?"
Y Ruler of Time (10:52:42 PM): "..." Seta blinks, "...I thought I'd felt something..."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:53:05 PM): "Yeah, well, you felt the Buster Blader killing him."
Y Ruler of Time (10:53:46 PM): "...Then he died protecting you?"
Viewtiful Rekk (10:53:56 PM): "Just about, yeah."
Y Ruler of Time (10:54:46 PM): He nods. "In battle, protecting a friend...An appropriate death for him."
Sinisquirrel (10:56:35 PM): Oh. So that's why he was so touchy-feely about Duel Spirits. Mylene thinks. Then, for what feels like the thousandth time tonight: It figures!
Y Ruler of Time (10:56:38 PM): "Is this for revenge, then?"
Viewtiful Rekk (10:56:51 PM): "...no."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:57:04 PM): "If I work for her, Desdemona said she'd let me see him again."
Y Ruler of Time (10:58:35 PM): "..." Seta scowls. "That's it? You've allowed yourself to be fooled into thinking you can cheat death!?"
Viewtiful Rekk (10:59:31 PM): "AT LEAST I'M TRYING!"
Viewtiful Rekk (10:59:46 PM): "YOU DIDN'T EVEN KNOW HE WAS DEAD! YOU NEVER EVEN CARED ABOUT HIM!"
Viewtiful Rekk (10:59:58 PM): "ALL YOU SAW HIM AS WAS A FUCKING TOOL TO MAKE YOURSELF STRONGER!"
kwikkidus (11:00:08 PM): "...Amado. What is the seal of wind to you?'
Y Ruler of Time (11:00:31 PM): "You know NOTHING you foolish little boy."
Y Ruler of Time (11:00:52 PM): "I knew that dragon since before you were born."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:00:59 PM): "Right! I'm just a foolish little boy because I don't see things your way!"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:01:05 PM): "Story of my fucking life, dad!"
kwikkidus (11:02:25 PM): "Seta... Perhaps I may try things my way... with my student? Hmm?"
Y Ruler of Time (11:03:08 PM): "You're foolish because you think you can change fate! You're foolish because you think you can be invincible! You're foolish because you think that you're the only one who matters in the world, and whose feelings matter!"
Y Ruler of Time (11:03:29 PM): "Adam protected you because he knew me. Because I asked him to! Because we were friends too!"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:04:57 PM): "Adam protected me because he was my friend!"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:07:55 PM): "Why don't you go back to Reiko if you care about her so damn much, dad!" Amado shouts, and looks back to Zaniah. "Are we dueling or what?!"
kwikkidus (11:08:28 PM): "Amado..." She shakes her head. "I thought you were greater than this.
kwikkidus (11:09:04 PM): "Very well then." She activates her disk. "If you insist, we shall duel."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:09:07 PM): "I guess I fucking disappointed you then." His Duel Disk activates.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:09:21 PM): Amado draws six.
kwikkidus (11:09:24 PM): Zaniah draws five. "I will let you have the first move..."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:10:42 PM): "Allure of Darkness!" He draws two more.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:11:09 PM): Armageddon Knight vanishes.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:11:50 PM): "Summon Shadowpriestess of Ohm!" A priestess in a black robe appears, two whips in her hands. (1700/1600)
Viewtiful Rekk (11:11:51 PM): "Go."
kwikkidus (11:12:12 PM): Zaniah draws. "Amado. Why did you offer to help at the infirmary?"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:13:41 PM): "Shut up."
kwikkidus (11:13:59 PM): "You wanted to help others, am I wrong? You wanted to make a positive difference. Suspicious Gift."
kwikkidus (11:14:16 PM): She discards Skull Archfiend of Lightning, before drawing two more.
kwikkidus (11:15:01 PM): "I summon Reficul, the Fallen Angel Nurse in defense mode, before setting two cards facedown and ending my turn."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:15:12 PM): "Draw."
kwikkidus (11:15:31 PM): "I activate Gift Card."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:15:38 PM): Amado snarls. (5000)
Viewtiful Rekk (11:15:58 PM): "Sacrifice Shadowpriestess of Ohm! Summon Jinzo!" The machine-type monster appears, arms crossed. (2400/1500)
Viewtiful Rekk (11:16:48 PM): "Destroy the Nurse!"
kwikkidus (11:16:55 PM): Reficul is destroyed.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:17:06 PM): "Go."
kwikkidus (11:17:22 PM): "During your end phase, I activate Scapegoat." Four tokens appear. "Draw."
kwikkidus (11:18:23 PM): She looks at her field, and puts a hand to her chin. "I will summon Soldier of Mist Valley, in attack mode. Are you familiar with Tuner monsters?"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:18:52 PM): "...Tuner monsters....?"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:18:56 PM): Amado thinks.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:19:38 PM): "Hey, Amado-bastard, check it out, I got this thing called a Star Dust Dr-" "Dammit Ryuuji, that dragon's way too cool for you! Fork it over!"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:19:52 PM): "LIKE HELL!" "I'LL KICK YOUR ASS!"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:19:57 PM): "...yeah"
Sinisquirrel (11:20:07 PM): "... that took longer'n necessary."
kwikkidus (11:20:56 PM): "I did not... until recently. You see... I was stagnant. Too afraid of my own power to move forward, afraid that I would give in and become darkness incarnate. However... recently I began to study such things again."
kwikkidus (11:21:13 PM): "I have you to thank for my next move. Scapegoats! Soldier! Synchro Summon!"
kwikkidus (11:23:29 PM): The five monsters become one massive demon. "Mental Sphere Daemon. Attack mode." (2700/2300)
Viewtiful Rekk (11:23:49 PM): "A-a psychic type monster?!"
kwikkidus (11:24:24 PM): "More than that. An Archfiend."
kwikkidus (11:24:35 PM): She places a card onto her duel disk. "Pandemonium, activate."
kwikkidus (11:25:32 PM): "Now..." She points at the Jinzo. "Destroy it, Mental Sphere Daemon. Psychic Hell Blast!"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:25:50 PM): Jinzo is destroyed in one shot. (4700) "Ngh...."
kwikkidus (11:26:15 PM): "When it destroys a monster... Mental Sphere Daemon grants me life points equal to its original attack." (10,400)
kwikkidus (11:26:33 PM): "Amado... rethink this. You are not the sort to harm others."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:26:40 PM): "Shut up...!"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:26:52 PM): "None of you...none of you have any idea who I am!"
kwikkidus (11:27:14 PM): ""You are a lost boy... trying to harm someone who wants to help him."
kwikkidus (11:27:19 PM): "That is enough for me. I end."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:27:29 PM): "DRAW!"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:27:59 PM): "Summon Armageddon Knight!" He slaps the monster on to his disk and fans out his deck. (1400/1200)
Viewtiful Rekk (11:29:04 PM): Amado slams Dark Magician of Chaos into his graveyard. "SUMMON DARK ARMED DRAGON!" (2800/1000)
Viewtiful Rekk (11:31:29 PM): Ohm floats out of the graveyard. The dragon smashes an orb of darkness downwards into the field.
kwikkidus (11:31:42 PM): The field card is destroyed utterly. "I see..."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:32:20 PM): "DARK ARMED DRAGON, ATTACK MENTAL SPHERE DAEMON!"
kwikkidus (11:32:33 PM): (10,300) The daemon is destroyed.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:32:42 PM): "ARMAGEDDON KNIGHT, DIRECT ATTACK!"
kwikkidus (11:33:20 PM): (8900) Zaniah puts up an arm, to shield her eyes from the dust. "Well played, Amado."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:33:47 PM): "Shut up and take your turn."
kwikkidus (11:33:50 PM): "I draw."
kwikkidus (11:34:03 PM): "...That dragon... it and you have much in common.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:34:25 PM): "...what?"
kwikkidus (11:34:50 PM): "Armed Dragon is a noble creature. It protected you. It helped you. It was willing to sacrifice itself for you."
kwikkidus (11:35:30 PM): "...You too, once, were that sort of person. A protector of the weak... certainly not the sort to attack an infirmary."
kwikkidus (11:35:48 PM): "But now... you, like it, have become little more than an irrational beast."
kwikkidus (11:36:11 PM): "So long as such beasts exists... it is to one such as myself to deal with them."
kwikkidus (11:36:30 PM): "So I will fight your spirit... with my own." she places a monster on the field. "Injection Fairy Lily, in attack mode."
kwikkidus (11:37:07 PM): She points at the Dark Armed Dragon. "I attack."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:37:21 PM): The dragon roars and charges at the Lily.
kwikkidus (11:37:36 PM): (400/1500) "During the damage step, I may pay 2000 life points to raise her attack by 3000 points." (6900) (3400/1500)
Viewtiful Rekk (11:38:07 PM): The Dark Armed Dragon is pierced by the Lily's needle and destroyed. (4100)
kwikkidus (11:39:00 PM): She puts a hand over her heart as the energy is drained from her. "To a real hero... sacrificing one's self to help someone else is natural. I lay one card facedown... and end my turn."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:39:51 PM): "...you think you know so damn much...." The mark on Amado's body begins burning fiercly, smoke rising from it. "You don't know a single thing about me..."
kwikkidus (11:40:12 PM): "Perhaps you do not know a single thing about yourself. Has that ever occured to you?"
Y Ruler of Time (11:40:43 PM): "Amado...how can you say we know nothing about you...especially to me? I've known you your whole life."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:40:58 PM): "YOU DON'T KNOW A SINGLE DAMN THING!" The dark smoke forms into a mask of bone on the right half of his face.
Y Ruler of Time (11:41:28 PM): "I know what it's like to hold the power that you hold. Does that count for something?"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:41:29 PM): "My whole life...don't make me laugh."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:42:10 PM): "When were we supposed to bond, dad? When you were in Tokyo, trying to kill Ichirou Komatsu? When mom had to fend off all of Daughtily's assassins by herself!?"
Y Ruler of Time (11:43:13 PM): "Would you rather I have left you all to die?"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:44:23 PM): "We would've been fine if you hadn't taken this stupid seal! Just like you went and shoved it on to me!"
Y Ruler of Time (11:46:38 PM): "I took nothing! I asked for nothing! But what could I do, give it to those who would've abused it?"
Y Ruler of Time (11:47:46 PM): "I had no choice! And after I found your mother, I had even less of a choice but to do everything I've done since, so that I could protect you all!"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:48:11 PM): "And Adam's dead, and Reiko's in the infirmary, so injured that she can barely move!"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:48:14 PM): "Ace fuckin' job, dad!"
Y Ruler of Time (11:49:04 PM): "Is it too much for a parent to want his kids to be safe and happy? Maybe I should lock you both in the basement!"
kwikkidus (11:49:58 PM): "Amado! Seta! Both of you stop squabbling like children!" Zaniah snaps, with the air of one who's said something similar a few hundred times before to rowdy students.
Y Ruler of Time (11:50:28 PM): "Stay out of matters that don't concern you, Melancholy! My son and I are talking!"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:50:49 PM): "I'm done talking with you!"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:50:56 PM): Amado snaps the top card off his deck.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:52:06 PM): "Cyber Valley!" A mechanical serpent appears and hisses loudly. (0/0)
Viewtiful Rekk (11:53:04 PM): Cyber Valley and 1 card in Amado's hand vanish.
Viewtiful Rekk (11:53:19 PM): "I activate Cyber Valley's third effect, placing Dark Armed Dragon back on my deck!"
Viewtiful Rekk (11:54:22 PM): He points at Armageddon Knight. It kneels down. "I shift Armageddon Knight to defense mode and end my turn!"
kwikkidus (11:54:28 PM): "I draw, then."
kwikkidus (11:55:11 PM): "If you were to summon Dark Armed Dragon a second time, it is certain that I would lose. I will grant you that."
kwikkidus (11:55:34 PM): She reaches out a hand, as her reverse card opens, revealing Bad Reaction to Simochi. "It is a pity that this will never be the case."
kwikkidus (11:56:43 PM): "I activate the spell card, Soul Taker. One face-up monster on your field is destroyed, and thanks to Bad Reaction's effect, you lose 1000 life points where you would have gained them."
Viewtiful Rekk (11:57:16 PM): (3100) "But, that means...!"
kwikkidus (11:57:35 PM): "You are fighting not with your own strength, but with the power of darkness."
kwikkidus (11:58:47 PM): "Amado, you will never defeat my darkness with a strategy such as that." She points at him. "Lily. Direct attack." (4900) (3400/1500)
Viewtiful Rekk (11:59:06 PM): "NGH!" (0000) Amado stumbles backwards.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:00:22 AM): He falls down on to his hands and knees, and is silent.
Y Ruler of Time (12:03:12 AM): "..." Seta walks towards his son.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:03:59 AM): "...." Tears have hit the ground below Amado.
kwikkidus (12:05:10 AM): "...Do you understand now?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:05:30 AM): "...why...Adam...why am I so weak..."
Y Ruler of Time (12:05:53 AM): "...Son..." Seta kneels down and puts a hand on Amado's shoulder.
Y Ruler of Time (12:08:28 AM): "I want you to understand something, so listen carefully. Shortly after your mother and I arrived her, Adam visited me, and we had a talk. About you."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:10:01 AM): "...so what?"
Y Ruler of Time (12:10:25 AM): "What do you think he said about you?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:12:48 AM): "...I don't know.."
Y Ruler of Time (12:14:04 AM): "He said a lot of things. He said he was impressed with how well you had adapted to his Seal. He was worried that you would be forced to use the Seal of Wind too quickly."
Y Ruler of Time (12:14:26 AM): "...And he said that regardless, he would guide you and support you to the best of his ability."
Y Ruler of Time (12:16:46 AM): "In other words, he cared for you. He cared for you, because of who you are."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:18:22 AM): "..."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:18:29 AM): "I knew he cared for me..."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:18:43 AM): "Why the fuck do you think I was doing this in the first place..."
Y Ruler of Time (12:20:34 AM): "Amado, recently, I think that you haven't been acting like the Amado that Adam loved enough to die for."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:21:28 AM): "...how th' fuck would you know...you didn't even care about him..."
Y Ruler of Time (12:22:30 AM): "How do you know that? How do you know how I felt about someone you didn't know existed until a month or two ago?"
Y Ruler of Time (12:23:11 AM): "...With that said, maybe I didn't care as much for him as you did."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:24:34 AM): "Because you just tossed him away the seconds you found a stronger spirit!"
Y Ruler of Time (12:26:19 AM): Seta shakes his head. "I found a stronger spirit, maybe...But that is not why I gave up Adam. I gave him up so that you could have him."
Y Ruler of Time (12:26:58 AM): "I'd already known him for around a decade. I trusted him to guide and protect you."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:28:30 AM): "..."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:28:59 AM): Amado clenches his hand into a fist and pounds it on to the ground once. His deck slides out of his disk and the cards spill on to the ground below him.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:29:13 AM): Looking right up at him is one card: Dark Armed Dragon.
Y Ruler of Time (12:30:14 AM): "...You've had that card for a long time, but it's only now that you've built a deck around it."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:31:46 AM): "...."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:32:15 AM): "Adam said that he took this form once before..."
Y Ruler of Time (12:32:30 AM): "...And what happened?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:33:21 AM): "...he said he would've hurt a lot of people if one friend of his hadn't reached out to him..."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:33:38 AM): "...he made me swear that I'd never lose myself to my heart's own darkness..."
Y Ruler of Time (12:34:23 AM): "That's...a difficult promise to keep."
kwikkidus (12:36:25 AM): "...I could help, if you would like."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:36:58 AM): "...." The mask cracks and falls to the ground, evaporating to smoke, revealing Amado's tear-filled eyes.
Viewtiful Rekk (12:37:41 AM): "...I just...I just wanted to see him again so badly..." The black seal turns green.
Y Ruler of Time (12:38:31 AM): Seta pulls him into a hug. "I know..."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:39:13 AM): "..." He grabs his father tightly. "Dad...I did so many terrible things..."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:39:51 AM): "I sold out my friends...I attacked Lily...I put a horrible penalty game on someone..."
Y Ruler of Time (12:41:50 AM): "It's alright...it's not to late to apologize, and to make things right...You just have to learn from your mistakes, and try your best not to repeat them."
kwikkidus (12:46:39 AM): "Are you two quite finished?" Zaniah folds her arms, frowning at them. "In case you have forgotten, we have other problems."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:49:02 AM): "..." Amado looks at Zaniah and says nothing.
Y Ruler of Time (12:51:25 AM): "I assume she's talking about the one who set you up to this?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:51:34 AM): "...Desdemona..."
Y Ruler of Time (12:51:48 AM): "Never heard of them."
kwikkidus (12:52:40 AM): "She is apparently a demon who is leading those like Amado astray."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:54:10 AM): "...She convinced me and five other students to work for her...plus this Duel Spirit, and these other three people..."
kwikkidus (12:54:32 AM): "Do know know their names, by any chance?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:57:06 AM): "...Mylene Batolli, Alexander Hawkeye, Adonis Polyxena, Eon Flunky, and Miru Kouna."
kwikkidus (12:57:49 AM): "And the three others? The spirit?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:58:30 AM): "...somebody they kept referring to as Kyo...Meso and Melissa Maeromune..."
Viewtiful Rekk (12:58:41 AM): "And...the Duel Spirit was something like Yubel..."
kwikkidus (12:58:59 AM): "..!" The name recognition was obvious. "Y..yubel?"
Viewtiful Rekk (12:59:13 AM): Amado looks up. "N-nurse...they said that they're gonna target you and the other teachers next...!"
Y Ruler of Time (12:59:50 AM): "...Yubel. I wonder if Ichirou knows, yet."
kwikkidus (1:00:29 AM): "...I see." She puts a hand on Amado's head. "I can rely on your help, can I not? Then there is nothing to worry about."
Rakath Chaos (1:00:48 AM): In a Wingbeat a young woman is behind Amado, both hands charged with energy as she cuts into his back with them, clawing an X, "He knows."
Rakath Chaos (1:01:06 AM): "And you talk to much Tsukayama."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:01:13 AM): "AAGH!" Amado screams out as his back is slashed into.
Y Ruler of Time (1:02:08 AM): A soft schiiiing sounds out as Seta draws one of his tanto, diving towards the girl.
kwikkidus (1:02:26 AM): "...Kyo, I presume?" Zaniah draws a scalpel as well, placing a hand to Amado's back.
Rakath Chaos (1:02:46 AM): "Now now, what would my father think if you killed me?" She doesn't move as Seta dives forward, "Ichirou is so short on family."
Y Ruler of Time (1:03:35 AM): Seta grips her neck and applies pressure, and for good measure holds the tanto just above his hand.
kwikkidus (1:04:16 AM): Meanwhile, Amado would be feeling the by this point too-familiar feeling of being healed quickly again.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:04:38 AM): "D-dad, wait a sec...!"
Rakath Chaos (1:05:20 AM): Kyo manages to get out, "My queen... I have a problem..." Before applying similar energy to her foot and kick to the balls.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:06:03 AM): Several small explosions go off around Seta and Zaniah.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:07:11 AM): Desdemona lightly lands on the group. "Amado dear...I can see things have come to an end between us..."
kwikkidus (1:09:06 AM): "I see. So I take it you are the queen?" she removes her hand from Amado's back, before staring coolly at her. "It is a pleasure."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:09:40 AM): "Yes. I am Desdemona." She curtsies to the two.
Y Ruler of Time (1:10:01 AM): Seta is slowly recovering from the groin kick. "You have just saved me the trouble of tracking you down."
kwikkidus (1:10:45 AM): "So. Seta. Which would you prefer fighting?" Zaniah says with a small smirk.
Rakath Chaos (1:12:18 AM): "Yes, but think of it this way," Kyo smiles, "I'm a demon that can switch bodies at will for the most part, your son is in a weakened state, would you kill me then?" Another groin kick. Kyo will keep this up till she's put down.
Rakath Chaos (1:12:19 AM): "Pain to this body is only a slight annoyance. I don't care if you choke her to death, like you are."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:12:30 AM): "D-Desdemona..." "Don't worry, Amado dear. I don't blame you for any of this." One of her hands starts to glow. "I was starting to fear my treatment had made you a bit too aggressive anyway."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:13:35 AM): "You are...the Seal of Darkness and Amado's father, are you not?"
Y Ruler of Time (1:14:15 AM): Seta catches the leg on the second kick. His eyes begin to pulse black, and wind begins to whirl around them. Shadows begin to gather at his feet. "I will destroy you..."
kwikkidus (1:14:45 AM): "I am certainly the seal you speak of. I warn you now, and once. Do not touch my student, or you will die. It is that certain."
Rakath Chaos (1:15:47 AM): "Well then, I'll be sure to tell Ichirou that it was you," Kyo swings a glowing hand to cut open Seta's throat, "Put this girl down, you're just going to make me have to take the most injured body here as a new host."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:15:59 AM): "Dad, STOP!"
Viewtiful Rekk (1:16:08 AM): "That's Professor Komatsu's daughter for God's sake!"
Y Ruler of Time (1:16:38 AM): Seta throws Dawn's body down to avoid the blow.
Rakath Chaos (1:17:35 AM): Kyo does a cute flip and lands, "Geez... I only wanted to get him to stop talking... its so rude to ruin a surprise party."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:18:03 AM): "Kyo..."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:18:11 AM): "Your threats to kill the girl mean little to these two."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:18:14 AM): "Leave."
Rakath Chaos (1:19:19 AM): "Yeah, I noticed. Excluding the kid those two are heartless... makes me wonder if Seta would be okay if his and 'father's' roles were reversed..." With that Kyo wingbeats away.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:20:36 AM): "..." Desdemona sighs. "He always says the wrong thing..."
kwikkidus (1:21:02 AM): "He must enjoy being in the body of a female. Such charming help you have... Now, I assume there is a reason you are here?"
Viewtiful Rekk (1:21:35 AM): "I just came to stop Kyo from being killed..."
kwikkidus (1:23:23 AM): "You may also want to tell him to choose his fights more carefully. Now then... that leaves you to deal with." She shifts her weight slightly, tightening her grip on her scalpel.
Viewtiful Rekk (1:23:58 AM): "Ah..." She holds her hands up. "My my, what have I done to deserve such a scary look?"
kwikkidus (1:24:44 AM): "Taking advantage of my student seems like a good start. I do not take kindly to such things."
Y Ruler of Time (1:27:54 AM): "That the student in question was my son doesn't help your case."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:28:36 AM): "Well..." Desdemona smirks. "Are you going to try to kill me?"
Y Ruler of Time (1:29:17 AM): "There is no question of our succeeding if we were to try."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:29:50 AM): "You are quite skilled, there is no doubt about that."
Hinoryu8 (1:40:54 AM): "Aiya, aiya..." Albireo shuffled out from the door onto the roof, standing behind the other teachers.
Hinoryu8 (1:41:11 AM): "This is certainly a strange situation..."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:41:22 AM): "...hm?"
kwikkidus (1:42:01 AM): "...Albiero? You have... left the library?"
Hinoryu8 (1:42:20 AM): "Yes... Such a situation as this seems as though it would require my attention, would it not?"
Viewtiful Rekk (1:43:05 AM): "Ah, the librarian..."
kwikkidus (1:43:19 AM): "Indeed... but you never leave."
Hinoryu8 (1:43:46 AM): "Madam Desdemona." Albireo smiles and bows politely. "It is true, I rarely leave, but when something catches my interest... I am not bound to stay there."
Hinoryu8 (1:49:27 AM): Albireo simply reached into one of his robe's sleeves and withdraw a strangely ornate book, but with a blank cover. "The outcome of this battle is clear, as things stand... Too clear for my taste. It makes for a terrible story."
kwikkidus (1:51:04 AM): "So you are going to enter the battle... on the other side... simply to make things interesting?"
Hinoryu8 (1:51:44 AM): "Yes." He smiled and held his book. "Unless you wish to resolve this peacefully... That would also be an interesting option."
Viewtiful Rekk (1:52:52 AM): "Oh my..." Desdemona brings a finger to her lower lip. "I did not expect this..."
kwikkidus (1:52:52 AM): "Desdemona. Do you have any intention of leaving Amado perfectly well?"
Viewtiful Rekk (1:54:26 AM): "...Amado dear." "W-wha...?"
Viewtiful Rekk (1:55:43 AM): "Do you still desire to see your spirit partner again?" "...I..." Amado's mouth hangs open, he says nothing.
Y Ruler of Time (1:57:12 AM): "Anyone who has lost a loved one wishes that they could see them once again," Seta states, "but they have to remember, that those who have departed wouldn't want us to stop living as well."
Hinoryu8 (1:58:11 AM): "Yes..." Albireo simply looks at Seta. "However, when possible, would it not be better to not have those loved ones lost in the first place?"
Hinoryu8 (1:58:19 AM): He continued smiling.
Y Ruler of Time (1:58:24 AM): "Shut up or I'll kill you."
kwikkidus (1:58:52 AM): "...It is not the place of a the living to revive the dead." Zaniah says softly, drawing forth her scalpel. "It is that simple."
Hinoryu8 (1:59:22 AM): "Aiya... If we're down to such threats like that so quickly, I am ill-armed..." He placed his book back into his sleeve, and instead withdrew... a red bookmark, with a long blue tassel. "This may be more appropriate."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:00:10 AM): "Well, Amado dear. You're answer?" "I....I don't know!"
Hinoryu8 (2:01:01 AM): "Desdemona-san. These assembled here are good people... If they attack, it would be for the best if you ran, I believe."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:01:49 AM): "Mmmn...that may be best for the moment..."
kwikkidus (2:02:26 AM): "Amado... Go back to the infirmary. Apologize to them, and tell them the story as well. Understand?"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:06:56 AM): "I agree with her, Amado dear. You have my number if you come to a decision."
Hinoryu8 (2:07:05 AM): "Saa... Tsukayama-san, what will your answer be?" He continued to smile at Seta. "Shall this be resolved with peace, or with battle?"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:07:26 AM): Amado looks from Desdemona, to Zaniah, to his father. "D-dad...c'mon, let's just go..."
Y Ruler of Time (2:08:22 AM): "...My family's safety is more important than revenge. Alright, we'll leave this to Melancholy."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:09:08 AM): "Ah...you are a good father, Mr. Tsukayama."
Hinoryu8 (2:10:16 AM): "Aiya... That is good." He smiled. "Now, Melancholy-san... Will you leave peacefully, as well?"
kwikkidus (2:11:00 AM): "Desdemona is leaving, as is Amado and Seta. To simply fight you would be a meaningless battle. I do not involve myself in such things."
Hinoryu8 (2:11:47 AM): "I thank you for that." He smiled. "Truthfully, I did not wish to be forced to fight at all."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:13:06 AM): Desdemona looks to Albireo. "I thank you for your assistance, Albireo dear." She bows.
Hinoryu8 (2:13:39 AM): "Ah, no... it was nothing." He returned the bow.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:14:29 AM): She throws her cloak over herself, vanishes, and shoots off, into the night.
kwikkidus (2:15:19 AM): "...Hmph.." hands in her pockets, Zaniah heads back inside.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:15:39 AM): "..." Amado looks down.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:15:49 AM): "...why the hell did she do that..."
Y Ruler of Time (2:16:15 AM): "Do what?"
Hinoryu8 (2:16:55 AM): Albireo simply follows Zaniah back inside, walking behind her towards the infirmary... or towards the library. The path could take him to either.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:17:29 AM): "She still made the offer to let me see Adam again..."
kwikkidus (2:17:34 AM): "Albiero. Is the story really that interesting to you?"
Hinoryu8 (2:18:12 AM): "Yes... but as you seem to have guessed, there was one other motive."
kwikkidus (2:18:53 AM): "...Oh? What was that, I wonder?"
Y Ruler of Time (2:18:54 AM): "Because she wanted you on her side."
Hinoryu8 (2:19:41 AM): "If I had not appeared, there would have been battle... Certainly, victory would have been on your side, not Desdemona-san's. Is that not so?"
kwikkidus (2:20:23 AM): "...It is hard to say without watching her fight. However, I would assume this is the case."
Hinoryu8 (2:20:44 AM): "Tsukayama-san, and yourself... You are both very strong. Desdemona-san would have been completely overwhelmed, and likely killed."
kwikkidus (2:21:12 AM): "...Why do you assume i was aiming to kill?"
Hinoryu8 (2:21:14 AM): "Perhaps... in my time here, I have grown too attached to the characters in this story. But I did not want to see Marias-san die in such a manner."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:22:11 AM): "...everything she said to me...it just seemed like she cared so much..."
Hinoryu8 (2:22:32 AM): "I do not. It is Tsukayama-san's aim I question."
kwikkidus (2:22:48 AM): "Now, really. I am the school's nurse. I will not kill the students of this school so lightly. Please, do not worry."
Hinoryu8 (2:23:34 AM): "Would Tsukayama-san have seen it the same way? After all, his son was manipulated so cruelly... as well, his friend, the Armed Dragon, was slain recently..."
kwikkidus (2:24:22 AM): "...Ahh. Then I should have simply fought her myself. A pity... but I am sstill out of shape.
Hinoryu8 (2:25:18 AM): "At such a point, Desdemona would strike while you were fighting each other... A battle such as that would only end in someone's death..." Albireo shook his head, smile never faltering. "I wished to avoid this."
kwikkidus (2:26:15 AM): "...An interesting ploy. You are an odd one..
Hinoryu8 (2:26:57 AM): "As I said from the beginning... It certainly did make things more interesting, did it not?"
Y Ruler of Time (2:35:24 AM): "It can be difficult to refuse an offer when you want something very badly."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:38:08 AM): "...yeah, I guess..."
Y Ruler of Time (2:40:35 AM): "...The Buster Blader killed Adam, then?"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:41:18 AM): "..." He nods. "..yeah..."
Y Ruler of Time (2:42:53 AM): "Is he still on the island?"
Viewtiful Rekk (2:43:42 AM): "...I...I dunno...I haven't seen him at all since..."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:43:58 AM): "..." He looks up. "...dad, you're not thinking what I think you're thinking..."
Y Ruler of Time (2:44:59 AM): "Like I said, my family's safety is more important than revenge," he looks down in turn, "I can't keep an eye on Reiko if I'm hunting the dragon slayer."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:46:11 AM): Amado lets out a sigh of relief.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:46:29 AM): "...if something got you too, I think I'd completely lose it..."
Y Ruler of Time (2:47:35 AM): "...You're worried about me now? What kind of son are you, thinking his dad's not invincible?" He ruffles Amado's hair.
Viewtiful Rekk (2:48:21 AM): "D-dad..." He moves his hand out of his hair. "I'm 15, not 8."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:49:14 AM): He sighs and looks down. "...dad...about that stuff I said to you..."
Y Ruler of Time (2:54:48 AM): "It's alright, son. You've been through a lot recently. More than a fifteen-year-old should have to go through."
Viewtiful Rekk (2:58:00 AM): "...maybe that's all I should be...just a fifteen-year-old..."
Y Ruler of Time (2:59:29 AM): "...Maybe. But you're not. And you can't be. And there are a lot of things you're going to have to go through in the future that you shouldn't have to."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:00:57 AM): "...but I can't fight without Adam...all I have is this Seal, and...I can't even make a difference with that..."
Y Ruler of Time (3:02:10 AM): "...Yes you can, Amado. Take my word for it."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:03:07 AM): "...how?"
Y Ruler of Time (3:07:42 AM): "The Seal of Wind, like other Elemental Seals, is a sentient being. To unlock its full potential, you must cooperate with it, and in turn have it cooperate with you."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:08:35 AM): "...but...Zaniah-sensei said it would take over my mind if I did..."
Y Ruler of Time (3:10:20 AM): "Each Seal is both similar and different from others. The Seal of Darkness, yes, is like that...but at the same time the Seal of Earth is sometimes used by a very mellow and elderly hippie."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:11:07 AM): "...y-you don't mean..."
Y Ruler of Time (3:11:43 AM): "I certainly do."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:11:54 AM): "....wow."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:12:19 AM): "...hey dad...you don't know who has the Seal of Fire, do you?"
Y Ruler of Time (3:13:55 AM): "...Unless it's changed hands since I met him, yes, I do."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:14:12 AM): "...What kind of a man is he?"
Y Ruler of Time (3:15:44 AM): "He's less of a man and more of a demon, now."
Y Ruler of Time (3:17:23 AM): "You see...the Seal of Wind is one of the more passive Seals, at least in terms of mentally affecting its wielder...The Seal of Fire is directly opposite. Even holding on to it will drive the owner insane."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:17:40 AM): "...so..."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:17:47 AM): "Somebody in this school has a fragment of it..."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:17:52 AM): "What' gonna happen to him?
Y Ruler of Time (3:19:24 AM): "...Hard to say. Depending how large a fragment it is, maybe they'd just be a thrill-seeker. Or maybe they'd outright go out of their way to cause chaos and destruction."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:20:33 AM): "...He's...kinda already done some of the latter..."
Y Ruler of Time (3:21:25 AM): "The Donovan kid?"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:21:43 AM): "..yeah."
Y Ruler of Time (3:22:38 AM): "No longer a problem then, is it?"
Viewtiful Rekk (3:24:28 AM): "Well...I guess..."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:30:18 AM): "...so I guess I should start apologizing now, huh...?"
Y Ruler of Time (3:31:36 AM): "Start with your sister and friends. I'm your father, I expect you to get in trouble now and then."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:33:11 AM): "..." He nods. "Guess...I'd better head back to the infirmary then..."
Y Ruler of Time (3:33:31 AM): "Darn right. Get going."
Viewtiful Rekk (3:34:25 AM): "..." Amado gives his father a hug, before quickly breaking it. "Thanks, dad." He says, and walks off.
Y Ruler of Time (3:36:55 AM): "..." Seta smiles slightly as Amado walks back into the building. "And in the end, that makes it all worth it."
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