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10 July 2011 @ 01:22 am
[Thursday | 7 June | Mid-Day]  
[Wherever you are in the city, if you're in the know, then you're getting a signal from a scanner. A different scanner than you're probably used to.]

I realize this morning has been chaotic, but we need everyone who can come immediately to the base to do so. We need to regroup and get ready for the last battle, things have become very dire.

I, ah, apologize for telling you all so informally as a message of this sort, but, there is no easy way for me to say this.

Chiharu Miyagi - Paru, as most of you know her - has died.


[Needless to say, the tone in the base is bleak, but the group has been called together none the less, to plan, to prepare, and to mourn.]
 
 
 
Kuzuki Isao: another lie seems just a self-deceptionsometimesidrive on July 10th, 2011 06:29 am (UTC)
[Isao just looks defeated, worse than he did when he lost his arm. For a man who's usually indefatigable, he seems so very exhausted all of the sudden.]
Morizawa Chieko: Disaster for saleforgive_me_my on July 10th, 2011 06:34 am (UTC)
I-Isao!
Kuzuki Isao: the last man on earthsometimesidrive on July 10th, 2011 06:39 am (UTC)
[Wordlessly, with a deftness of movement that seems entirely contradictory to his worn-out expression, he's just pulled her into a hug the instant that he registers that she's near him.]
Morizawa Chieko: Blew to pieces my snug little worldforgive_me_my on July 10th, 2011 06:41 am (UTC)
T-this is partially, my fault! If only I had kept a closer eye on her! Fucking hell, this is my fault!
Kuzuki Isao: you know softspoken changes nothingsometimesidrive on July 10th, 2011 06:45 am (UTC)
[Staring for a moment, then looking over her shoulder.]

...Don't be stupid. You did what you could, that's all anyone could ever ask.
Morizawa Chieko: Brain hopperforgive_me_my on July 10th, 2011 06:46 am (UTC)
And it wasn't enough!
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Izumi Yue [出水故]: while I draw only a beautiful dreampowerlessme on July 10th, 2011 06:37 am (UTC)
...Kuzuki.

[There's no tone in her voice. But...]
Kuzuki Isao: caught a glimpse of madnesssometimesidrive on July 10th, 2011 06:42 am (UTC)
[There's a sort of world-weariness to his voice, a bit of a rasp that's hard to make out but there none-the-less.]

Izumi.
Izumi Yue [出水故]: That have nowhere to gopowerlessme on July 10th, 2011 06:49 am (UTC)
...[And she simply reaches up, a hand on his shoulder. Which may or may not be shaking slightly. It's the only comfort she can offer to a man she doesn't know that well.]

...I don't know if I can fake it long enough to end this, on my own.

[She needs his help to end this. When it's over, she can cry. They can mourn. When it's done.]
Kuzuki Isao: it's your leitmotivesometimesidrive on July 10th, 2011 06:59 am (UTC)
[It takes him a moment, maybe a couple, before he can reach up, and grab her hand for a second, and then look up. There's a certain... age to Isao's complexion, he looks older than he actually is, but he's already getting some of that fire back.]

I think I've still got one more ride in me.
Izumi Yue [出水故]: even if these hands lose their strengthpowerlessme on July 10th, 2011 07:08 am (UTC)
One will be enough. I'll make sure of it.

[If she has to rip a deity's face right off, she'll make goddamn sure of it.]
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Fujiwara Yukikocrusheternity on July 10th, 2011 06:40 am (UTC)
...Kuzuki. [and going to walk over to him.]
Kuzuki Isao: another lie seems just a self-deceptionsometimesidrive on July 10th, 2011 06:43 am (UTC)
[You may have never liked her, but Paru was Isao's best friend for years. It's taken a lot out of him.]

Yukiko?
Fujiwara Yukiko: proved to be without much worthcrusheternity on July 10th, 2011 06:48 am (UTC)
[...and just silently wrapping her arms around you. it might be awkward, given how tiny your wife is, but she's trying, at least in her own tsundere way.]
Kuzuki Isao: the last man on earthsometimesidrive on July 10th, 2011 07:02 am (UTC)
[It's taking him awhile. Isao never expected he'd be the one to outlive her. Paru was always cautious, and he lived life like he was ready to go at any moment, risking life and limb for their goals. Her death was an irony he was unprepared for.]

[So he's just holding her against him. Even if she is tiny and he is very much not so, he can use all the comfort he can get.]
Fujiwara Yukikocrusheternity on July 10th, 2011 07:13 am (UTC)
[and just going to keep her arms around him]
Sakakibara Shino (榊薔薇 姿乃): Michi please put the boxcutter away.seesyoursoul on July 10th, 2011 07:11 am (UTC)
... Kuzuki-san.
Kuzuki Isao: there's only one escape nowsometimesidrive on July 10th, 2011 07:26 am (UTC)
Sakakibara, right?
Sakakibara Shino (榊薔薇 姿乃): domestic abuse domestic abuse :(seesyoursoul on July 10th, 2011 07:29 am (UTC)
[Nods. It's hard to forget a giant headless biker, especially inside a building.]

... What happened?
Kuzuki Isao: another lie seems just a self-deceptionsometimesidrive on July 10th, 2011 07:37 am (UTC)
[Hey, he has a head now! So, you know. He's got that going for him.]

Paru's dead, we don't even really have many details on how or why.
Sakakibara Shino (榊薔薇 姿乃): my watermelon is made of sadnessseesyoursoul on July 10th, 2011 07:40 am (UTC)
[Still, bikes inside...]

... I'm sorry.
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kleptopath on July 10th, 2011 07:18 am (UTC)
Can you hold it together?
Kuzuki Isao: god's creation to put your blame onsometimesidrive on July 10th, 2011 07:27 am (UTC)
I'll be fine, just give me a couple minutes. The others are going to need you more, right now.
kleptopath on July 10th, 2011 07:30 am (UTC)
I'll have a chat, but everyone's in shock.
Kuzuki Isao: there's only one escape nowsometimesidrive on July 10th, 2011 07:38 am (UTC)
Don't overdo it. Things are going to get worse before they get better, today.
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