Vira - November 18, 2006 03:57 AM (GMT)
Okay, these things were really getting on her nerves.
Way ter go, Vi! Ye managed to trigger every blinkin' Zoid in this cage o' rock! Hisk swatted irritably at the Fury's buster claw. Vira leaned against the side panel of her cockpit, having received a splitting headache when the Heldigunner dancing about on her screen had knocked the Fury about by digging a hole literally under it. Her head had made pleasant contact with the control panel. Whoopie. She sighed tiredly and sank farther down into her seat. "Is it just "get Vira month" or something?" She rubbed her temples and sat up again, aiming the buster claws towards the little lizzard.
It made a face and attempted to burrow, but a quick leap from the Fury stopped it in its tracks as its clawed foot stomped down upon its middle. It screeched bloody murder until it realized the Fury wasn't budging. The moment the offending claws lifted, the Heldigunner was away in a split second. "If it bothers me again, I'll tear off its pieces one by one." Vira kicked the cockpit release and Hisk instantly was in her face. Woo! Ye showed that ugly balloon, Vivi labam! "Okay. Help me down before I start killing you for calling me that."
Hisk grabbed her jacket in his claws and giggled. Vira made a very unpleased expression that said Hisk would be in a world of trouble if he just tossed her. The organoid grinned cutely and flicked out into the air and dropped Vira once the ground neared. "Ugh. Do me a favor and get the burner out. I'm hungry." Hisk saluted and dove into the Fury's cockpit, scattering random things in his search for the cooker. DOH! Yer sooo unorganized, Vivi! Geez. Methinks I should rearrange all this mess! If the Fury could grimace, it would.
Raven - November 18, 2006 04:22 AM (GMT)
It wasn't long before a familiar red zoid had strolled into the general vicinity of the other. The radar beeped as the Fury was recognized on the screen, and Raven quickly shut the irritating noise off. He knew who it was. There was no need for the Breaker to scream warnings at him.
Shadow was perched comfortably on the left X-breaker shield, wings folded behind him. His head drooped a bit, almost suggesting that he was sleeping.
After a short walk, the Geno Breaker stopped about fifteen meters from the group. Shadow stirred in his relaxed sleep, shuffling his wings and glancing up as the zoid haulted its stroll through the valley. Hmm? His jaws parted in a long yawn, and he flexed his claws shortly afterwards while he scanned over the company. He tilted his head to one side. I didn't even con him into this one... Shadow gave a short shrug, still waking up.
Raven probably would have gotten out of the cockpit, if he hadn't seen Hisk rummaging in the Fury's cockpit. Oh, Snap. Hisk. Hisk spells trouble all around. Usually, anyways.
Vira - November 18, 2006 04:30 AM (GMT)
VI! I CAN'T FIND THE BLINKIN' THINGY! Hisk's head poked up, instantly spotting the red Breaker. IT'S MISTER LORD RAVEN! The Fury snarled and tossed its head, sending Hisk into the nearest rock when he was flung out. The cockpit snapped closed, the Fury grumbling all the. Vira had to move aside as Hisk scrambled up to his feet, waving claws offendingly at the Fury. Ooo, go stuff yeself, ye rude blighter!
Vira shielded her eyes from the sun. Well. She had an uncanny ability to just turn around and find that Breaker there. What talent she had. "Don't assault the guy when he gets out, Hisk." Hisk looked innocently at Vira, a grin on his face. I wouldn't dream o' hurtin' Mister Lord Raven. Vira rolled her eyes and had a mind to tape the organoid's jaws shut. Of course, that probably wouldn't impair his voice.
Hisk soon got bored and waved claws at the Breaker. Well?! Are ye just goin' ter stare at us all day? Vira sat down while Hisk bolted for the Breaker. The Fury attempted to stomp him flat when he ran by its hindlegs, though it missed by an inch.
Raven - November 18, 2006 04:43 AM (GMT)
Shadow glanced back and forth between Hisk and the Breaker. After a moment, he heaved a sigh, then spread his wings and glided down to meet the other black organoid. Hallo, Hisk. A grin appeared on his maw, attempting to make casual conversation. An intelligent person could tell he was distracting the organoid. Hopefully Hisk wouldn't figure it out.
After Shadow had made contact with the other organoid, Raven finally unbuckled himself and opened the cockpit. The Geno Breaker was sure to shut it tightly after Raven had jumped from the height, landing in a kneel. He stood a moment later to brush the dirt off his pants, then he continued past Hisk and Shadow, casually stuffing his hands in his pockets. The chances of Hisk ignoring him? Zero to nothing. He tried not to make eye contact with the insane organoid. That would set off a one-noid-mob.
Vira - November 18, 2006 04:51 AM (GMT)
Gnarfbottt! Hisk screeached to a halt, barely avoiding crashing into Shadow. Hiii, Shadey! Hisk waved about dumbly, barely noticing as Raven went by. He scratched his muzzle. I say! Do help me ter find the burner! The Fury's bein' a ole bum about lettin' me in it! Mebbe it'll let ye in Shadey! The Fury twisted its head at the mention of its name and tilted its head. It briefly sniffed down as Raven passed it, but it stretched like a cat and ignored any other acitvity.
Vira trailed Hisk's conversation, wincing at the Fury as Hisk mentioned Shadow's getting in it. The Fury hardly liked Vais and he was around all the time. She doubted the Fury would allow Shadow anywhere near it. She waved weakly as the other pilot approached.
"This is getting way too redundant."
Raven - November 18, 2006 05:03 AM (GMT)
Shadow looked up to the Fury, then hesitantly back to Hisk. I dunno. I don't think it likes me too much. He shuffled his wings behind him again, nervously flexing his talons against the ground. I can trryy to help, but I don't think this'll go over well. Poor Shadow. The things he did to give Raven some peace and quiet. Sort of.
The Geno Breaker only stared down at the two organoids. Insert locking of the cockpit here. There was no way any organoid like Hisk was gonna take him 'for a spin.'
Raven was almost surprised that Hisk hadn't jumped him. The day wasn't over yet though. He shrugged at Vira's comment as he stopped a few feet away, "Life's redundant." He glanced around for a moment, noticing a certain organoid wasn't present. "Where's Blizzard?"
Vira - November 18, 2006 05:10 AM (GMT)
Come with me, Shadey! We gots ter get it an' catch it by surprise! Hisk began creeping towards the Fury, who currently was not looking in his direction. Somehow, catching a Berserk Fury by surprise was probably not a good idea. Hisk grinned back at Shadow and waited for him at the halfway mark.
Vira inclined her head at him. "Yeah.. Sorry, but I can't find my cooker so I can't really offer you anything." At the mention of Blizzard, the organoid came arrowing in from the south, kicking up a mighty stream of sand from the backtrail of her wings as she settled on the ground. Blizzard shook herself off and turned her blue eyes to see the company.
Well isn't this a surprise! I was expecting to spend the rest of the day with that babbling buffoon of a Hisk. The organoid moved closer to Raven and nudged his shoulder with her muzzle. And how are you today? Blizzard retracted her wings while she spoke, dust escaping from her wingcases.
Raven - November 18, 2006 05:24 AM (GMT)
Shadow stared blankly for a moment. He's not serious... Of course when Hisk turned around and waited, He's serious. The organoid mustered up a fake grin and quietly stalked up along with Hisk. This was going to be a disaster.
Raven glanced back to Shadow and Hisk at the mention of the infamous cooker. "...Is that what he's trying to get?" He almost laughed. Yeah, Hisk trying to steal back the cooker wouldn't go so well. Poor Shadow had been dragged into the schemes as well. He turned to see the missing Blizzard, watching as she made her entrance.
At the nudge, Raven pulled his hand from his pocket to gently pat the organoid on the nose. He almost smiled at the organoid, but ended up keeping his usual pain expression. His eyes said differently though, showing what he refused to express willingly. "I'm bored out of my mind."
It's funny how much you appreciate someone after they've been 'gone' for awhile.
Vira - November 18, 2006 05:35 AM (GMT)
Arr, matey. Juss keep ter its flank an' maybe it won't spot us. Of course, how the crazy thing was gonna get in the Zoid without it noticing was a problem. Hisk shimmied up the Fury's right leg, hiding behind it. He made a waving gesture at Shadow that clearly meant for him to come on. The Fury either was waiting to pounce or was ignorant of the nightmare crawling under it.
"Yeah. You should have seen what he did to my poor Zoid when he tried to get the pot the other night." Blizzard giggled at this, and tilted her head coyly at Raven. Bored? I'm kind of glad at the lull. I'm sick of fighting.. The organoid's tone adopted sadness. She obviously didn't want to be reminded of falling at the claws of Llveth and then lost in.. nothing.
She cheered up soon enough, returning the smile in his eyes with a bright one of her own. We run into you so much, maybe we should just start sticking together. Blizzard waited for a reply which she knew would be quite funny.
Raven - November 18, 2006 06:33 AM (GMT)
Shadow held back a whine of 'this is a horrible idea' and scampered up behind Hisk. His blue optics scanned up the Fury. This was hopeless. He didn't see why Hisk was trying to sneak up when he would have to try to open the cockpit anyways. Yet at the same time, he was afraid to make a noise. The Fury would surely stomp on him and crush his metallic body into the dirt below.
Raven only nodded to her comment about the fighting. He was sick and tired of it too. In fact, he had been for a long, long time. Raven paused at the suggestion of sticking together. He gave her the one raised eyebrow look after a moment. "While I'm bored out of my mind now, I'm sure we'll be attracting another load of trouble soon enough. If we just 'stick together' we'll be dealing with twice as much." And of course his argument was illogical. It actually made more sense to travel in groups. It was likely he just didn't want to discuss that topic, even though it probably wasn't a bad idea.
Before the white organoid could throw out a reason to persuade him, Raven turned and simply sat down, crossing his legs. He looked up at Blizzard for a moment, then over to Shadow and Hisk. Hopeless duo those two were. "I need a life. Something that doesn't involve wrecking things and having an army chase me." He had to be pretty bored to just wander up and almost complain about his life. Oh yeah, what an interesting day.
Vira - November 20, 2006 03:36 AM (GMT)
Hisk crept a little farther and then pounced infront of the Fury. I'll distract it, matey! Ye get the.. uh-oh. FURY ATTACK! The Fury snarled as Hisk appeared below it. It swung a buster claw around and slammed it into the ground. Dirt flew, along with rocks that showered Hisk in a debris cloud. The Zoid moved backwards to bend down to Shadow's level. Its nose inches from the second black organoid, the Fury's red eyes gleamed as its head tilted.
Blizzard snorted and plopped down beside him. Excellent excuse, Raven. You're just afraid. Blizzard hid a grin and turned her head away. Vira felt the waves of the Fury's anger through the ground and sighed. "It's really the only thing I know how to do. Besides going back to my old place and sitting there."
Raven - November 20, 2006 04:05 AM (GMT)
Shadow scrambled backwards, tripping over his own tail and smashing into the ground. With all the dust and debris flying about, he could barely tell what was going on. As the black organoid pulled himself to his feet, he came face to face with the Fury. He froze, head pulling back as far as his neck would let him. Hosnap.
Raven looked back to the organoid just as she looked away. "Afraid of what?" Something about telling a guy that he was afraid never went over too well. Not that he really needed to keep that conversation going or anything. He slowly looked back to Vira as he listened to her statement. "Your old place? Other than that castle, right?" Raven didn't like the castle. No, bad place. He smirked, "People like us could always take up bounty hunting.. or maybe just be a merc."
A moment later Shadow dropped to the ground beside Raven. Wide eyed, he sat down and curled up next to Raven, opposite of Blizzard. Hey, Blizzard. He waved a silver claw, grinning happily as his wings retracted back into their cases. His blue eyes soon darted to Vira. Sorry... couldn't get that cooker thing. The Fury doesn't like me too much, I think. He almost ate me.. or something.
Vira - November 21, 2006 02:49 AM (GMT)
The Fury grumbled as Shadow went away, now giving Hisk its full attention. Hisk fumbled his claws in the air, waving them at the dust. Ack! Ye taste like stale onions, ye ol' dirtbag! Hohoh. Dirtbag. The Fury would have blinked if it could have, its claws roving into the dust cloud to poke at Hisk. The organoid "eeped" and scarmbled away to hide behind a nearby rock. I'll get that cooker yet, matey! Iffen tis the last thing I do!
Blizzard snickered and pawed at Shadow around Raven's back. Only to Shadow, she grinned evilly and said, Only if he's afraid of more sleeptime with his girlfriend. Hisk told me allll about that little incident. Vira was glaring at her suspiciously, but Blizzard looked away innocently.
"I would never, ever go back to that place," Vira replied vehemently, a spark of anger flickering into her blue eyes. Just as quick it settled and she sighed. "I'd go back to Xiao's parents. They're the ones that raised me anyway.. kinda. I'd heard they were asking of me." She wondered just what Xiao's kind mother and father saw in her anyway. "Oh please. I believe that falls under the category of wrecking things. I never have an inkling of trouble with the dolts that want my head on a platter for a price."
She smiled at Shadow. "I'll go yell at it in a moment. It'd probably open up for me." The Fury growled in the background, poking its buster claw at Hisk's rock.
Raven - November 21, 2006 04:16 AM (GMT)
Shadow brought his head back to listen to Blizzard. A silver grin appeared as he listened though, and he slightly bobbed his head up and down after catching on to the previous conversation. Sparkling blue eyes soon traveled back to Hisk and the Fury. Shadow was honestly wondering when the Fury would stomp the organoid out of existence.
"Xiao?" He paused a moment, tapping a finger on lips, "I think I actually ran into him once." He shrugged the memory off a moment later and returned his hand to his lap. He was silent a moment, pondering the two who Vira spoken about, and also wondering if there was anyone he could ever go to. The one who had 'raised' him was long dead, thankfully, and he would never return to him anyways. "Yeah, but at least you get paid for wrecking things when you're a merc." He began to roll a few pebbles on the ground with his middle and index finger. Boredom. Maybe.
Shadow now looked back to the woman, the light shimmering off his armor. I'd certainly hope it would open up for you. His head tilted to a side. It would be rather sad if it ignored you. Then we'd all be done for.
The Geno Breaker was silently watching the Fury play "Stab-a-Hisk." It almost wanted to join in...
Vira - November 22, 2006 02:30 AM (GMT)
Hisk screeched horribly as the Fury rounded the rock. E'vry organoid fer himself! Hisk vaulted over the rock in a rather graceful move and began to run like heck. The Fury hissed but didn't pursue the organoid any longer. Well. Breaker wanted a piece of Hisk, so there he came. Hisk rounded the red Zoid's legs and hid under one of the flaps covering the boosters. Dun worry, matey! Iffen that mean ole Fury attacks ye, I'll save ye!
"I'll just bet he screwed with your mind, too." Vira knew all about Xiao's little tricks. She had almost attacked him when he tried that on her. "I'll have to teach you how to be aware of that. He could use something like that against you. But.. I really don't think he'd come after you unless he had a reason." Vira sighed and leaned back. "I'd be too bored cooped up in a house, anyway," she picked at her jacket sleeve, removing a string.
"I make a better thief than anything. Paying for things isn't my style, so I really have no use for money," she shrugged. "The Fury knows better than that. You have no idea the things you can do to a Zoid if you have the right weapons."
Raven - November 22, 2006 03:30 AM (GMT)
The Breaker instantly brought its leg up, then smashed it back down with more than enough strength to knock Hisk from the concealed boosters. Its narrow red optics glinted with enthusiasm at the possibility of beating this organoid down.
Raven only nodded to the part about Xiao messing with his head. Surely that guy did pull a few tricks, and it wasn't pleasant. He refrained from going into to detail though. With all these people who could perform these mind tricks, Raven was beginning to feel left out. Anything close to that for him would be his mental link with Shadow, but that too was frail. It used to be stronger, but his 'encounter' with the Zoid Eve and Dark Kaiser combined had severed it. Now they had to start over in that department.
"I don't mind stealing from the military. I'm just sick and tired of them chasing me around. It just gets old... And I'd rather not steal from random people." He shrugged a bit, glancing over his shoulder at the Geno Breaker. While part of him was hoping Hisk would be fast enough, the other half was hoping the Breaker had good aim.
Vira - November 22, 2006 05:04 AM (GMT)
Aieeee! Hisk tumbled out from his hiding spot and landed nose first. Oh, ye bum. Ye got sand all over me pretty bodice. Er. Hisk waggled a claw up at the huge Zoid, as if scolding it for a transgression. Ye oughta know better 'n that fat n' high on hisself Fury! The Fury made a noise that sounded both accusatory and questioning. It most certaintly was not fat!
"You know, I remember telling you I'd teach you how to farspeak with Shadow. We should start refining that before you may not have the chance anymore." Vira waved a hand at Blizzard, who yawned and got to her feet. I can't always be the translator, you know. If you can talk to me like you do, Raven, then you should be able to find your own organoid. Vais decided to add his two cents to the matter, his voice coming from all sides of the humans. "It is very odd for an unbonded organoid to speak with a human, when his bonded cannot."
Vira shrugged, "As for stealing? I could care less about that. Random people amuse me with their threats. I've never been called a couple of those things they called me." They must've been bad, because she didn't repeat them.
Raven - November 22, 2006 05:29 AM (GMT)
The Geno Breaker stepped back, before leaning down to inspect Hisk. A hiss slithered from within clamped silver teeth as the massive head blade flipped forward. The Breaker began to poke at Hisk with the protruding weapon, and not all that gently either.
Raven sighed, then looked back to Vira. Hisk and the Breaker were hopeless. Soon it would be a free for all pokefest or something. Of course, all the farspeaking stuff confused him. He really didn't like mind games of any sort, although this one would be useful. He thought on one Vais had said, "It is odd. I can talk to almost any organoid, but from a distance?" He shook his head, "Once or twice, a long time ago, but that's it."
Shadow glanced up at Blizzard, tilting his head. So what does this require? He tapped his claws on the ground, waiting for instructions. He was more eager to learn this than Raven.
Vira - November 23, 2006 01:45 AM (GMT)
D'aw, iffen ye wanted a huggle, Hisky'll give ye one! Hisk promptly wrapped his arms around the Geno Breaker's nose as best he could, grinning all the while. Unfortunately, he'd probably get pommeled even worse now.
"It's easy once you get the hang of it. First, you have to gather all of your organoid into one spot in your mind." She tapped at her forehead for emphasis. "Usually, an organoid is part of your whole mind. Its emotions go all over the place and are scattered. What you need to do is find all of Shadow and bring him together. That way, you'll always know where he is inside your head."
Blizzard spread her wings and poked a claw in Shadow's direction. Follow me, Shadow. We'll see if you guys can get this. The organoid jumped into the air and began flying off to the north.
Raven - November 23, 2006 02:56 AM (GMT)
The Breaker gave a snarl, then snapped its head at Hisk to knock him off. The red optics flashed in annoyance as it stood back up to its normal height, glaring down at the black organoid.
Raven listened, but for the most part, his response was his typical blank stare. "That's.. easier said than done." He glanced to Shadow as the organoid stood. The metallic dragon quickly followed Blizzard, spreading his wings and jumping into flight after her. Raven watched him for only a moment before his gaze traveled back to Vira. "I don't see how this is gonna work." He sighed, "But.. I guess I'll try it." It would be helpful, as long as Theo didn't get in the way.
Vira - November 26, 2006 05:27 AM (GMT)
Well, foo on you, ye ugly buffalo! Hisk then wagged his rear at the Breaker and walked off in the other direction.
Blizzard flew the distance that she and Vira had to begin farspeaking. She fluttered down to the ground and stretched while Shadow landed. She glanced at him almost teacherlike and grinned. This is quite easy to master if you're an organoid. Now, just sense Raven, and lock in on him. Blizzard moved her muzzle to point towards the humans.
"I've been doing it for twenty years, it's gonna work," she leaned back against a rock and shoved her hands into her jacket pockets. "It's really not hard. I can help you if you need me to. Rearranging a person's mental senses is actually quite easy, too," she gave him a sneaky grin before tilting an eyebrown at him. "Well? Let's see how you do."
Raven - November 28, 2006 02:22 AM (GMT)
Shadow landed with a thud, his long silver talons scraping against the hard ground. Just.. kinda focus on him? His blue eyes traveled to his master's direction. That's not too hard. He tilted his large black head to one side. Hmm.. yes, he's there and all. What am I supposed to do now..? Just talk to him? The organoid was looking forward to using this technique. So far, the instructions had been simple.
Raven gave her a blank stare for a moment longer. Finally he sighed, turning to Shadow's direction and then laying back on the ground. He stuffed his hands behind his head as he pulled his left leg up slightly, half glaring at the organoid's direction. This seemed hopeless to him. It was a mind, not.. something to be physically rearranged. "Stupid mind games," he muttered. Pause. "So.. How much head trauma can someone go through before this just, doesn't work?" He half smirked as he stared at the sky overhead. He honestly wondered if it was possible to kill the ability to perform this farspeak ability. Sadly, Raven also had no idea how to mentally rearrange senses, but having Vira mess with his head didn't sound too pleasant either.
Vira - November 28, 2006 02:46 AM (GMT)
Blizzard bobbed her head in affirmative. All you have to do is wait for him to get his mind together, and then he can talk to you. If he can make that connection, so can you. Blizzard glanced in that direction, her patience surprisingly intact. He may not be agreeable, but he'll have to get over it.
"What do you mean?" She looked at Raven curiously, though worked out what he meant a moment after her question. "I have a crazy murdering father with his army of organoids, mercenaries, assassins, Zoids, and other mentionables on my tail. For basically twenty or so years now. And that's after he stuck a big long carving knife through my mother's chest. If I can keep my mind together after seeing that, so can you." Her voice grew a little tense near the end. Sure, an organoid had gone rabid in his house, but atleast one of his parents wasn't a psycho axe murderer.
"Look, it really isn't all that bad for me to do it. We'll be done a lot quicker if you'll cooperate with me. And, no, it's not unpleasant, either." Vira glanced at Hisk as he sat down next to her. Can ye believe the nerve o' those two brutes? Liked ter smash me, they did.
Raven - November 28, 2006 03:05 AM (GMT)
Shadow's head dropped with a chuckle. He has to get his thoughts together? He shook his head slightly as he turned back to Blizzard. This might take a little bit. A silver grin stuck to his face now. Is there any chance at all that I can talk to him before he can talk to me?
Raven frowned after listening to her comeback. He didn't mean to bring up anything like that, and remained silent to prevent it from going further, although he was tempted to ask more about her own past. Something told him that would be unwise though. He sat up after debating what she said about cooperating, eyes darting to Hisk for a moment. He watched him almost warily for a moment. Raven was almost paranoid around that organoid.
Then he finally returned his attention to what it was supposed to be on. "...Fine." He glared at the ground again. He was stubborn, and he knew it. He didn't want to cooperate, but he would anyways. It would probably save his skin later.
Vira - December 2, 2006 01:30 AM (GMT)
You can talk to him if he's in your mind's eyes, yes. Fix him where you can see him always, or you could lose the ability when you're seperated. Blizzard nodded critically. This is why most partners can't farspeak. They lose sight of their human, and thus aren't able to reach out with their minds. Blizzard picked at the sand with a hindclaw. You'll need to exercise keeping your mind attuned. With practice, it'll become second nature.
She remained silent for a long moment, feeling his curiousity crawl around her thoughts. She let out a quiet sigh and returned her eyes to him. "If you'd like to know, I could tell you. All you have to do is ask. Afterall, I know about your own, so you deserve to know mine." She sat up on her knees and closed her eyes, looking in on just how much work she'd have to do. She winced. It was like searching for a needle in a haystack. She was just lucky she knew Shadow well and could speak to him herself. Otherwise, she'd be up to her neck in all kinds of mind gunk.
She mentally braced herself. Doing mind tricks, especially large ones like this, took a good amount of energy. She'd skipped her meals, and she was already about to fall asleep on the spot. She'd have to make this brief and find Shadow quick, or the session would have to have gaps in it for rest.
Raven - December 2, 2006 03:51 AM (GMT)
Shadow gave a short nod. He understood this, and so far, it was still going well on his end. He turned back towards the humans, taking a few paces in their general direction. He was silent past that. He was probably organizing his own thoughts and 'where Raven was' in his mind. The terminology used in this was odd, but it made sense.
It made more sense to Shadow than Raven though, that's for sure.
Raven glanced away with an almost nervous laugh. "I'm not that organized when it comes to things like.. me." He blinked before looking back, hesitating before pursuing her offer. "I don't think I've ever actually told you, or anyone, about me. But you know anyways." He paused a moment, figuring out how to word things. He never liked it when people asked about him, and he didn't think Vira would appreciate it any more. But he was still curious, and did want to know more about her. "But.. I would like to know why Kurt is after you, and why he wants to kill off everyone who has connections to you." Another pause. This was odd. "Why did he want Blizzard? And.. Well that's.. enough." He didn't like asking those questions, and his final words were a lie. He had a ton more. Like, who was Vais? What was Vais? How could she read minds? When did she get Blizzard? But, he found himself almost shying away from asking her things. Odd. yes, very odd. On many levels.
Vira - December 2, 2006 04:22 AM (GMT)
"In all honesty, I didn't live with my father long enough to comprehend how his mind works. An infant usually doesn't think of her father as a sadistic murderer. I only remember snatches of him actually acting like a parent, the others he was shut up in his lab tinkering with something or another." She sighed. She had never told a soul about this. Not even Xiao. This was really a leap of trust for her. "I always remember my mother staying silent about what went on down there. I really can't say this for her, but I think she was scared of what would happen in she told his secrets. Especially to a babbling child." Vira stared at her shoes, contemplating her memories and working them into something understandable. "Actually, he's the reason Blizzard's even alive. He drained the power of seven organoids and connected her mentally with all of them. I guess she was too out of it to be woken up with a mere push of the button. I didn't even know about her until the day I bailed from the castle. She's really the only reason I'm alive."
She swallowed hard. "That's the day I found out the dad I knew was not what I thought he was. It's a real snap how he changed from love to hate. For a very long time, I didn't understand myself. It was like all your pieces are flying about and you can't catch them." She heard his thoughts and gave him a grave smile. "I'm on the roll now, so I'll answer all your questions." She leaned back against the rock again. "First, Blizzard was both the biggest mistake of my life and my lifeline. I'd wandered down the stairs to Kurt's lab, which everyone in the household was forbidden to do. I guess my mom beat me to it. The last I saw of her was in that lab. Kurt was arguing with her about something or another. I'd never seen them argue, so I basically just listened from the stairs. It went from me, to him, and then back to me. I didn't know it at the time, but I could feel hostility coming from Kurt. It prickled my skin. I was going to go back up the stairs but that's when he--" She choked off, though was determined to get this out.
"Well, he got out one of those weapons that just shout murder. All I remember was it was a blade, I wasn't really focused on it as much as it being rammed right through my mother's middle." She shrugged, as if it meant nothing. But it meant a heck of a lot more to her than that. She was fighting tears, tears that she hadn't allowed herself to cry in years. She'd thought she'd sobbed enough for her family. She'd sobbed for Kurt, for Amy, and for herself. Heck, she'd cried for Llveth, too. The organoid had once been a charming playmate for her.
Raven - December 2, 2006 04:47 AM (GMT)
Raven was silent, taking in all he could. He wouldn't get a chance like this again, and from the sound of it, it would not be repeated any time soon. About half way through, he stood and moved to sit beside her. He didn't care much for sitting so directly across from someone during a conversation such as this.
As she reached the part about her mother, he was almost able to piece a number of things from the past together. But.. when she so gingerly shrugged off the very thing which had brought anger to her voice a few minutes ago, he knew she was putting on a bit of a show. Hiding behind the simple 'it doesn't matter' shrug was a classic, and it didn't fool him. "Your mother means a lot more to you than that." His eyes only watched ahead of him.
Vira - December 2, 2006 05:17 AM (GMT)
She barely noticed as he came beside her, thinking too heavy about the past, about her mother and father. "They seemed so much in love before that. He never yelled like that, or slighted her. I thought maybe it was me that made him hate her enough to kill her. Maybe the prospect of having children just didn't appeal to him, so he snuffed her out to prevent it from happening." She turned to him almost tentatively. The look on her face was miserable.
"The things I care about are snatched from my life before they even get started. My parents, my mentality.. Nothing cares about me, so why bother caring back?" She rested her forehead against her knees, her memories assaulting her.
Raven - December 2, 2006 05:52 AM (GMT)
Raven was at least glad his parents had gotten along so well. They had been a perfect match. Both had shared similar interests, worked together, and loved each other. He only wished he had spent more time with them before they had been taken from him. He couldn't imagine his father killing his mother though. The more he thought about it, the more it made sense.. how Vira turned out.
He really wasn't sure how to respond. "I know Blizzard cares about you... I'm pretty sure Hisk does too. Shadow..." He leaned his elbows on his knees, looking to her. He almost continued that particular grouping, before jumping to another set. "What about.. Timber and Razor? Neither of them want to see you dead." He sighed, continuing after a short pause. "I.. I don't want-" Hmm.. Finally he gave in, sitting up and pulling her up by the shoulders with him. "Danggit, Vira!" His amethyst eyes locked onto her own sapphire ones, "I care!"
He never could get a point across without being at least a little forceful...
Razor - December 2, 2006 06:13 AM (GMT)
((...*sniff* Alright, you know what? I'm gonna go get some tissues, you evil son's of...))
Vira - December 2, 2006 06:51 AM (GMT)
Okay. So first he was talking about Blizzard, Hisk, and Shadow, then about Timber and Razor. She was startled when he yanked her up to her knees. Her mind formed sharp words but they were quickly obliderated with his next outburst. She stared at him stupidly, not believing what he had just said. Stupid stare continued for a short spell before she finally exhaled. "What?" Her words were soft as featherdown, her shoulders quivering beneath his palms. Something in her chest moved, something that had been dead for an eternity. Vais crowded away from her mind snarling lowly at the inconvienience.
A fierce wave of tenderness clouded her mind as she lifted her cold fingers to slide across his jaw. They molded to his cheek as she leaned closer to rest her forehead against his. She had to punch herself to stop the violent shaking that wanted to take over. She kept her eyes on his own, her smile turning uneasy. "You have no idea how much that means to me."
Blizzard was basically napping in the hot sand, the stuff up to her middle as she layed with her nose infront of her. Something odd and incessant pricked at her senses. She grumbled and rolled over. Looks like Blizzey was missing everything. The same could go for Hisk, who lay motionless near the two pilots, breathing evenly with all fours stuck up in the air. He made a noice and scratched at the air. Eh.. ?
Raven - December 2, 2006 07:40 AM (GMT)
He failed to find words during her response. He managed to keep himself from trembling, but a chill still ran up his spine as her hand carefully stroked his cheek, her forehead so gently touching his own. He hesitated for a short moment before his hand slid from her shoulder to her face. His fingers gently caressed her cheek, "You have no idea how much you mean to me." His eyes appeared almost glassy, liquid beginning to form around their corners, but they didn't lose contact with Vira's own.
Raven was broken inside. No matter what had happened before, he harbored pain, grief, fear, loss, doubt, and so much more. But it all seemed to melt away the moment he closed his eyes, hot tears sliding down his cheeks, and pressed his lips against hers in a passionate kiss.
Shadow glanced back to Blizzard for a moment, then back towards Raven and Vira. He tilted his head to one side. He still didn't have a firm grasp on his human, but it was already forming strong. Somehow.. he had imagined Raven feeling much different than this. Will this always feel this way? He again looked back to Blizzard.
Vira - December 3, 2006 04:17 AM (GMT)
"D'ohhh GROSS!" Vais floundered for a moment before shooting up into the air. He twisted and basically flew like a drunken crow over to Blizzard and.. landed on her. Blizzard screeched something fierce at the shadowbeast, who looked quite sick. "Now I know what having a ten ton brick smashed into your head feels like," he stumbled off of Blizzard. She lay there with her limbs sprawled, her jaw hanging open. I'll never walk again.. Blizzard struggled up to her hindlegs. Hello?! I have more reason to be flustered! You just landed on me with your fat self! Vais huffed and turned away. "I most certaintly would blame that on your lovestruck human. Who, might I add, just punched my lights out!" Blizzard tilted her head quizically. Vira punched you? Why? Vais giggled, actually giggled, and waved a talon. "Why don't you see for yourself?" Blizzard blinked, glanced at Shadow, sniffed delicately, and opened her mental radar. HOLY FREAKING-- Vais grabbed her muzzle with his claws. "See? I TOLD you it's like getting bricked in the face."
Well.. atleast it hadn't all gone to crap. Hisk was still asleep. The Fury was making a ">/" expression and fought not to roar Hisk awake. Or atleast roar in general. Zoids were not romantic.
Vira heard very clearly Blizzard cackling her metal head off. Cackling so hard she was on the ground with it. Legs all waving and the like. Honestly, she wasn't concerned about the conswquences. The worst thing that could happen was teasing, and she'd been dealing with that for four years. She ran out of breath too quick from her sobs to hold the kiss for too long. She was feeling very lightheaded when she broke it off, inhaling sharply. Flags of red danced across her cheeks. She was just lucky she wasn't grinning like a fool. She twined her fingers with his but kept her forehead touching his. "Will you stay with me for a while?" Her voice was barely above a whisper.
Raven - December 3, 2006 05:07 AM (GMT)
Shadow rather quickly retreated from his perch on the rocks, back to Blizzard and Vais. He watched them, although mentally he was "Woahmomma"-ing. He was just getting the hang of the whole mental lock thing, when the wave of different emotions hit him. What the heck. He shook his head sharply a moment. Woah. Dumb stare. This day keeps getting weirder and weirder.
Poor Shadow. So confused. Meanwhile, the Geno Breaker looked away, choosing to ignore them. He ignored everything most of the time anyways.
Raven found himself staring down after she broke the kiss, taking her hand but almost afraid to look back up. He saw himself as pathetic, not even able to keep emotions back enough to keep from silent tears. She was 'special' to him though. They had been through so much together over the past year. But he didn't know what path this was taking, or even if she would return any of his buried feelings.
Finally he looked back up at her words, making eye contact once again. He seemed.. surprised. "Only if you knock off that 'nobody cares' crap." His voice was quiet to keep from breaking, a small sincere smile forcing its way to the surface.
Shadow flopped on his back along side the others. Oie! He's lost it. He rolled over, glaring at their direction.
Vira - December 3, 2006 05:29 AM (GMT)
After Blizzard finished hacking her lungs up, she sprawled lazily out in the sunlight with a yawn. Well. You'd better get used to sticking around, Shads. Vais snorted at that and reclined on his haunches. "Yeah. But I bet you anything they're not gonna spit it out." Blizzard yawned again, her nose buried in the dirt. Yeah. That'll take another four years.
Vira blinked at him but stayed clear of the mess of his mind. She doubted she could form something coherent of her thoughts, either. She almost asked him what was wrong when he answered her with that smile of his. If she lifted her forehead but didn't break her hold on his hand. "I think you've proven.. several people care." Her remark wasn't coy, but her gaze drifted off in thought. "I need alot in my life. It's just not normal."
Master.. you've got them. Do them in.. ? Llveth was extremely confused. The Breaker-Fury was exuding an amused feeling, but the purple beast was lost. Kurt himself leaned back against the talons of his Zoid. "No. We're going home." Llveth's jaw dropped open as the Breaker-Fury popped open the cockpit. B-but. We-- They-- Why? Kurt frowned back at Llveth, who shrunk back at the anger flashing in his master's eyes. "I don't feel like going down there and crushing her up today. It's looks like she's done it for herself anyway." The man sat in the proffered seat and waited for the glass to clack closed before rounding the Breaker-Fury and headed back for the Rare Hertz. Llveth waited shakily, staring behind him before spreading his wings and following.
Raven - December 3, 2006 06:03 AM (GMT)
Shadow snorted into the sand that he has pushed his muzzle into. They were.. probably right. He didn't mind the company though. This is a long, weird day. His blue eyes finally moved to the other two. Yeah. So now what?
Raven glanced away as she did, nodding slightly to what she had said. "None of our lives are what they should be... and I don't think they'll ever be normal." He knew this for sure. No one like them could ever lead a 'normal' life. "But.. we can try anyways." He looked back to her, still lightly holding her hand. his other had long slipped from her arm. "I've gotten.. pretty far. At least considering the past."
Vira - December 3, 2006 06:19 AM (GMT)
Blizzard and Vais glared at each other. It just showed how much time they spent talking. Vais snorted and turned his head away. Well, Vira's mind is shot. I'm going back after they finish being all sweetheart on each other. I'm gonna have a ball keeping this just out of Razor's hands.
"I wouldn't know a normal life if it slapped me in the face." She gave off the shrug that had started this all, but she really didn't care about normal. "I rather like being the bad babe. People usually don't mess with me. I have gotten some really funny offers, though." She smiled at him, tightening her grip. "We've all had a nightmare of a childhood. Let's just talk about something else."
Raven - December 4, 2006 04:01 AM (GMT)
Shadow gave a snort of a laugh at the mention of Razor. She would eat this up. I think a lot of people would. A silver claw reached to his face to scratch his muzzle. I don't know if I wan't to tease them about it though. Poor, sympathetic organoid. Soon enough he'd be the one being teased.
Raven kept back an amused laugh at her terminology. 'Bad babe' probably was a good way to describe her though. He didn't mention it again, and instead mentally sorted through a few other topics that came to mind at her request. Typically, he couldn't find anything that wasn't disturbing in one fashion or another.
He was still staring ahead of himself, "Alright..." It took him a moment to find anything. There really wasn't much in their life that wasn't a mess at the moment. "Like I said before, I have no life. Nothing is currently.. well, nothing is chasing me down to kill me at this exact moment. What will you be doing?" he gave a short shrug. "I can't see you living out in some valley or mountain forever."
Vira - December 5, 2006 01:46 AM (GMT)
Oh, I do. Blizzard grinned sadistically, flexing her claws into the sand. It's about time Dumb and Dumber got some sense. My theory is, the more we tease, the sooner they'll get married. THEN. Kaboom, we die happy blah blah. Blizzard waved her tail in dismissal. Honestly, I'd hate to live under the same roof as those two. They'd get tired of it real quick. And then the nagging. Blizzard winced. Vais huffed. "I, for one, will not be around when someone doesn't mow the lawn."
"Well.. It's all I have right now. I suppose if something's worth it for me, I'll find somewhere permanent to live eventually." She picked absently at the sand, a thoughtful look crossing her face. "This'll probably happen after I can rest assured there's not some wacko that puts danger in staying in one spot." She shrugged, a favorite gesture these days it seemed. "What about you? What will you do later? I have some sneaking suspiscion you could live in the desert forever."
She made a bored face at him. Then again, she could definantly live on a mountain if she needed to.