We Are Our Avatars VI (Closed for Good)

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Ooc: @Nail, @Hatchy, bah I wish I was home x.x
Break over, back in 2 hours
Anti hatchy!

Ness held Jessica a little closer, holding back her tears for now. She hated to see Jessica like this. "The reason why is that you can always get better. I've made many mistakes in my life that I still regret to this day... I used to cry myself to sleep some nights, being bullied and heckled... No one liked me... I.. I know how painful it is..."

Ness choked up a bit as she started crying as well. Jessica would start seeing images of a young Vanessa being spit on, her hair being pulled, and other nasty things by other kids on a flat school playground all of them laughing and teasing her. "But... despite all that, I tried my best... and even though it didn't show immediately... things got better for me... little by little. I know you can do the same... so I'll stand by you until that happens..."

"Oh course, where are my manners. My name is White, White Rock Shooter" She said as a small intro. "I've come to this world to get rid of someone, that girl in the photo I showed you earlier, I wish to get rid of her and destroy this entire land!" She added with a small smirk. "My interest in you is why a non-human being would be here? you planning on helping the farmers grow there crops quicker? or is there more then that?" She asked Loki, slightly mockingly.



"I slept for a bit" Valentine said to Erica then sat up. "I've been mostly enjoying my free time though, even if that does mean staring into the ceiling" She said with a small chuckle.

Yuki looked over at Black, not that surprised but still visibly weirded out by her smile. "You don't even have clouds where you're from?"

Nailik:
"Is that so?" the soldier Saber addressed asked. "Well. We are in need of someone to help in the kitchen."

"ha ha ha a joker great, i mean if you needed something escorted or go out on a patrol" he said trying to sound seriously

Black shook her head slightly. "No we don't....we don't even have grass in the Hazama" She said to Yukino. "Just an endless graveyard...."

""White Rock Shooter?"" Loki repeated incredulously, staring at White with a raised eyebrow. after a moment, he laughed, though this lasted only a moment. "That sounds more like a title then a name. And I assume this to be the case. Eitherway... Destroy this land, you say?" How forthcoming. "No doubt the woman in the picture is not the destroyer you claim her to be then. Or perhaps she is a rival. Which is it?" Loki ignored the comment of him being a farmhand.



"An odd way to spend your free time, I must say." Erica jokingly answered, twisting in bed to swing her legs over the side. "I've been meaning to ask. After becoming an... half angel, was it? What have you been doing?"


The soldier sighed. "Should've been more clear on that then. Anyway, if you wanna work as a mercernary, you're in luck. We're currently hiring. Follow me then." Turning around, the soldier began walking to the main building, motion for Saber to do the same.

Jessica started to cry even more as she saw the visions Ness transmitted to her. "T-That's different...y-you didn't d-deserve that...I d-do. I deserve a-all of it...the l-loneliness...t-the names..." She took a moment to rest her head on Ness' shoulder and just cry into it. "Everyone w-was right to h-hate me back then...e-even me...and I still haven't p-proven a-any of them w-wrong..."

"I would say she was a Rival, but she is more of a pain then anything else" White said to Loki, her emotion was similar to Black's at this point. "So what of you? your name and your objectives" She asked Loki.

Yuki put her hand to her chin for a moment. ...Awesome... "Huh. Sounds brutal. How long have you had to be in that world for?"


Ness held Jessica a bit closer as the catgirl cried into her shoulder. "Why do you keep thinking you deserved all of the hate and the names? No one should have to deal with that... especially not alone. And you can still prove all of your naysayers wrong once you finish with the anomaly here! Remember? You and I are going to fix this!" Ness tried to console Jess while still tearing up a bit herself.

Nailik:
""White Rock Shooter?"" Loki repeated incredulously, staring at White with a raised eyebrow. after a moment, he laughed, though this lasted only a moment. "That sounds more like a title then a name. And I assume this to be the case. Eitherway... Destroy this land, you say?" How forthcoming. "No doubt the woman in the picture is not the destroyer you claim her to be then. Or perhaps she is a rival. Which is it?" Loki ignored the comment of him being a farmhand.



"An odd way to spend your free time, I must say." Erica jokingly answered, twisting in bed to swing her legs over the side. "I've been meaning to ask. After becoming an... half angel, was it? What have you been doing?"


The soldier sighed. "Should've been more clear on that then. Anyway, if you wanna work as a mercernary, you're in luck. We're currently hiring. Follow me then." Turning around, the soldier began walking to the main building, motion for to do the same.

Saber follows the soldier *better be worth it* he thought

Trying to become unreadable all of us sudden? Have I struck a sour note, perhaps? Loki thought upon noting White sudden lack of emotion. "My name? Loki. As for my intent, well..." Loki trailed off intentionally, a grin forming on his face. "There are several posible answers to that, one no more true then the other. The question is, however, why should I tell you." he remarked, begining to walk around White. "You see, I understand the power of information. With the right information, kingdoms can be brought to their knees with even the slightest of effort. Information is also a most valluable comodity, so I ask, what can you give me for the information?"



The soldier lead Saber through some hallways, eventually stopping at the door. He knocked on the door and waited.

"Enter." Was said through the door. Opening, the soldier entered, motioning for Saber to do so also.

"This mercenary is offering his services." the soldier explained.

A woman, posibly in her early fourties, wearing a Xiphatian officer uniform sat behind a desk. Clasping her hands together, she rested her elbows on the desk and looked at Saber. "Is that so. Well, what is your field of expertise?"

Black shrugged. "a while, I forgot how long though..." She said to Yukino, then lower her head to look at Yukino. "Sounds like a place you'd fancy living...." she said jokingly. then stood up and stretched.



"No, it's tilted as a 'fallen' angel Miss Erica" Valentine said with a small smile. "And my job is split into two separate things for two separate spirits. one wants me to collect dark souls and the other wants me to help good souls" She explained to Erica.


White smiled. "Well Mister Loki, If you wanted to bring a kingdom down to it's knees like you so say, then maybe I can help" She said to Loki. "I already have the technology side of this war believing that I'm 'helping' them out, who's to say they might take down another threat, if I so tell them" She added with a slight smirk.

Jessica brought her head back up and pushed herself away from Ness slightly to look he in the face. Her eyes were red and tears still ran down her cheeks as she said, "B-Because it's true! I-I screwed up! I c-cut my o-own arm off! I deserve e-everything p-people can throw a-at me..." Her gaze shifted down into her lap once again. "A-At least until I-I can f-finish things h-here...T-Then everything w-will be w-wrong..." She quietly added.

Nailik:
The soldier lead Saber through some hallways, eventually stopping at the door. He knocked on the door and waited.

"Enter." Was said through the door. Opening, the soldier entered, motioning for Saber to do so also.

"This mercenary is offering his services." the soldier explained.

A woman, posibly in her early fourties, wearing a Xiphatian officer uniform sat behind a desk. Clasping her hands together, she rested her elbows on the desk and looked at Saber. "Is that so. Well, what is your field of expertise?"

"healing, close quarters combat and master of magic" he said as he entered the room and took off his hood

"Who said anything about wishing to bring down the established rule? I certainly did not. I only spoke of posibilities." Loki answered White, walking infront of her once more. "Either way, with that, you have answered my question quite nicely, so in turn, I shall grant you a... tidbit of information. What I wish, is to end the war that is playing out in these lands. And indeed, it would seem you can help me in doing so. But, for the aid you what give, what would you ask in turn? I certainly do not see you as one who would do so out of the kindness of your heart."



"Right! That was it. At least I didn't forget entirely this time around, so that's something." Erica said, rubbing her forehead with her right index and middle finger. "Anyway, is this why you've come here, then? Or at least partially the reason? And what constitutes as a virtuous or malignant soul? With but some exceptions, people are hardly that easily catagorised, afterall."


"I see. Yes, that would do nicely then. What might your name be?"

Nailik:
"I see. Yes, that would do nicely then. What might your name be?"

"John, John Saber Captain-commander of the 13th Legion" he said saluting

Yuki flashed a small grin. "Yeah... I think I would... Thought it might be less fun with you constantly trying to keep a leash on me..."


Ness noted Jessica's face and bit her lip as the catgirl looked down. She slowly bent down and pressed her forehead against Jessica's, trying to talk in a soothing voice. "You never meant to cut your arm off. It may have been a mistake, but you didn't deserve all that hate for it. But once you finish here... you're right... things will get better for you. You just need to keep trying... no matter how many times you might mess up. Please... Promise me that you won't give up."

"Well Categorical people are easier when there dead, if I'm going to be honest" Valentine said, rubbing the back of her head slightly. "And that's not the reason I came here, that reason was to see you more then anything" She added with a slightly bigger smile.

Savranth looked around. "I wonder if Jessica is in range of our communication device..."

OoC: Which is a good question. Where is she?

Jessica began to slowly stifle her crying, but she was still quite a ways from completely stopping. She finally returned Ness' hug as she said, "I p-promise that I won't g-give up here..." Her voice had started to sound small and weak once again. "Y-You know, since I m-met you, things h-have already s-started to get a little better..." She added, smiling a bit.

@Salty: Winterhorn.


Feeling that the fumes from the volume of work he was doing might be getting to him, Nybeth left his cave to let it air out for a while. In the meantime, he returned to Holadino to see if the Xiphatian army was ready to make another move.

Savranth puts his hand to his ear and tries to reach Jessica. "Damn... She's out of range..."

White gave a small chuckle. "Well you've read me like book there Mister Loki" She said with a smile. "It's simple, you help me get rid of my problem and I'll help you with yours...." She said with a slight smirk, as she pulled her hood down. "Hows that sound to you, Sir Loki?"



Black gave one single "Ha" although it was emotionless. "I suppose I'd have to get you a collar and a leash as well, maybe a bed for you to sleep in, a chew toy and a water bowl" She said mockingly to Yukino, then lightly bopped her own the head. "Of course I'd have to keep my eye on you if you were in the Hazama, making sure you didn't destroy the place"

Yuki flashed a small grin toward Black as she bopped her. Although she was joking, her fangs were visible. "Hmmph. Didn't you just say it was a graveyard anyway? As long as I don't touch the tombstones, I don't see what the problem is. And I see... You're an S, huh?" She licked her lips after she said this.


Ness gave a small smile as Jessica returned the hug. "I'm glad to hear that, Jessica... " She kept her hug up for a few long moments before standing up and offering a hand to help her catgirl friend up off the ground. "As long as you keep at it, things will get even better. I promise."

Jessica accepted Ness hand in getting back up. Once standing, she started taking deep breaths to regain her composure, then started cleaning her face back up with some tissues. "I'm sure you're right." She earnestly replied to Ness, her smile growing a little more. "That reminds me, There are some things I really need to check on. Do you mind if we split up from here? I remember you said you had something else you wanted to do, so I don't want to hold you up from that."


Having made it to Holadino, Nybeth began wandering around in search of Xiphatian military personnel.

"Yeah there a some tombstones, most of them are ruined though so you would be okay..." Black said to Yukino, then raised an eyebrow at her. "An S? what do you mean by that?" She asked Yukino, seeing as S in the Hazama usually refers to a Soul.

"Those are acceptable terms." Loki answered with a nod. "Now, you said to had earned the trust of the nation reliant of technology? If so, I dare say we may be able to solve both our... problem simultaneously. If you can wreck havoc on Legaia by doing whatever it is you wish to do as a "destroyer", you could easily claim it was, in fact the doing of your rival. That way, they grow to hate and fear her, eventually forcing them to hunt her down. I am certain I need not explain how this is a profitable situation for the both of us."



Erica laughed softly, but warmly. Standing up, she went to hug Valentine. "You know, I've missed you."


"Well then, John Saber, considder yourself hired. Now, to discuss matters of what we requirer you to do, and your payment, you'll need to go to Holadino. That's the farming town south-eas of here. Ask for Captain Rainfield."

Sophia being done with her classes for the day was taking a break from carving as she walked along one of the outer sections of the college, eating a large piece of beef jerky, which she seemed to be enjoying quite a lot.

Ooc: not entirely back, will be in 15 minutes

Above Loki, White, and Rita Envy was perched on a high branch as a hawk

Ness cleaned of some of her own tears on her sleeve before realizing she still had on really messed up clothes. ...Right... Need to fix that... Turning back to Jessica, she nodded and gave a warm smile at her response. "Of course. Do what you need to do on your end, I'll tie things up on mine." "But... keep in touch... and be careful..." She telegraphed before getting herself ready.

The fedora girl finally donned her trademark hat before giving Jessica one last hug.


Yuki shook her head, smiling to herself. "Oh... no no. Don't mind me, just blurting stupid things out. So what would I be doing in the Hazama anyway?"

Nybeth would find Athena looking around the town, keeping the soldiers in line and taking care of disputes where required.

Valentine hugged Erica in return. "I missed you too Miss Erica" She said with a smile. "I was I visited you earlier, then maybe I could of said Hi to the others as well..."



"Oh but of course I understand" White replied to Loki with a nod. "Even if it would mean being that...wretched!...girl..." She added, gritting her teeth ever so slightly.


Black shrugged. "Your probably get into fights a lot, but I don't know what your true aim will be, your find that out yourself" She explained to Yukino. "And by S, I presume you mean Soul....to which doesn't surprise me that your like me in that sense" She said, putting a hand in her pocket.

moved down.

Nailik:
"Well then, John Saber, considder yourself hired. Now, to discuss matters of what we requirer you to do, and your payment, you'll need to go to Holadino. That's the farming town south-eas of here. Ask for Captain Rainfield."

"yes ma'am i'll start traveling there now" he said before exiting the building

Jessica nodded the Ness and hugged her back tightly...a little too tightly as far as her right arm was concerned. "Don't worry, I'll be careful. So long as you do the same." She said to her now no longer fedora-less friend. Letting go of Ness and stepping back a few feet, she used her visor to check Savranth's position. Seeing that he was still in Holadino, she teleported to the cities outskirts, then wandered into town to find the man she was looking for. Before leaving Winterhorn, she gave Ness a small wave goodbye.


Nybeth approached Athena and waited for a moment when she didn't seem to be busy.

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