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10 July 2011 @ 01:22 am
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[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.]
Izumi Yue [出水故]: Worrying that everything might breakpowerlessme on July 10th, 2011 06:31 am (UTC)
...[Yue isn't crying. She is completely and utterly expressionless as she stands there in the base. The color's drained from her face, and her eyes don't seem to focus.

Below her feet, the floor of the base is beginning to singe and warp, and her hands are balled hard enough into fists to bleed. Anyone close to her can probably feel the heat rolling off her.

A leader cannot cry. She remembers it, and now--Now...]
Morizawa Chieko: Near death experienceforgive_me_my on July 10th, 2011 06:35 am (UTC)
[In contrast to your stoicism, your close friend here has totally lost it.]
Izumi Yue [出水故]: that the burning red sun pierces throughpowerlessme on July 10th, 2011 06:39 am (UTC)
[Dropping jacket over Chieko. Talking about it will ruin my stoic berserker rage, it will be for later.]

Morizawa Chieko: Disaster for saleforgive_me_my on July 10th, 2011 06:42 am (UTC)
T-Thank you, I-I...
Izumi Yue [出水故]: while I draw only a beautiful dreampowerlessme on July 10th, 2011 06:50 am (UTC)
I know. [You get hug.] I'm sorry.
Morizawa Chieko: Left adrift on a dead calm seaforgive_me_my on July 10th, 2011 06:52 am (UTC)
I-If only I could have...!
Izumi Yue [出水故]: powerlessme on July 10th, 2011 07:00 am (UTC)
Chieko, no. [She's not letting you down that road.]

You must not blame yourself for this. It isn't your fault. It isn't.
Morizawa Chieko: Brain hopperforgive_me_my on July 10th, 2011 07:05 am (UTC)
[It worked when her brother die- oh wait, no it didn't, it made her hate herself and become desperate to take care of people.]

I-I was right there! If my Persona were stronger, I could have saved her!
Izumi Yue [出水故]: My friends watch me with worried eyespowerlessme on July 10th, 2011 07:15 am (UTC)

No. You are not responsible. It is not your fault. You cannot guarantee you would have been able to even if your persona was the strongest healer on this island. No one can. I know it hurts, more than anything.

But it isn't your fault.

Morizawa Chieko: And lady stardust sang his songsforgive_me_my on July 10th, 2011 07:43 am (UTC)
[Seems to calm down slightly, but looks numb now.]

...She's the third person. Survivor's guilt is hard.
Izumi Yue [出水故]: powerlessme on July 10th, 2011 07:45 am (UTC)
I know. But you did everything you could. We...have to end this. For her. For everyone.

That's all there is left now.
Morizawa Chieko: Blew to pieces my snug little worldforgive_me_my on July 10th, 2011 07:49 am (UTC)
[After a little more of that. It seems like she's cried out. Something... else. Takes the place of tears.]

I'm going to. I'm going to kick that person's ass, and burn them so thoroughly, the bones will be black. They won't be buried. I'll crush those bones. And throw them into a sewer. So that their body will be shat upon by the city they fucked over.

That's what I'll do. That's what's left.
Sakakibara Shino (榊薔薇 姿乃): okay fine i hired your mom as a hookerseesyoursoul on July 10th, 2011 07:12 am (UTC)
[Unfortunately, all that control doesn't do much to affect the psychic, so Shino is going to approach and give Yue a hug.]
Izumi Yue [出水故]: a swaggering stray cat was laughingpowerlessme on July 10th, 2011 07:16 am (UTC)
...[STOP BEING PERCEPTIVE. D: But Yue is shaking, even if it's only noticeable from the hugging.]

Sakakibara Shino (榊薔薇 姿乃): Michi please put the boxcutter away.seesyoursoul on July 10th, 2011 07:17 am (UTC)
[HUGS damnit.]

... It will be all right.
Izumi Yue [出水故]: a swaggering stray cat was laughingpowerlessme on July 10th, 2011 07:33 am (UTC)
...I'll make it alright.
Sakakibara Shino (榊薔薇 姿乃): Soylent Green-flavored meat gum?seesyoursoul on July 10th, 2011 07:36 am (UTC)

... not letting go of the hug until you stop shaking/burning, though.]
Izumi Yue [出水故]: Inside the darkness of the heartpowerlessme on July 10th, 2011 07:37 am (UTC)
[...this is gonna take her a while.]
Sakakibara Shino (榊薔薇 姿乃): domestic abuse domestic abuse :(seesyoursoul on July 10th, 2011 07:41 am (UTC)
['s'all good, Shino is good at hugs.]
kleptopath on July 10th, 2011 07:30 am (UTC)
Izumi Yue [出水故]: the powerless me draws with a brushpowerlessme on July 10th, 2011 07:34 am (UTC)

[Paru was her best friend, besides Alex. She's holding together out of sheer force of will, but...she's pretty much going to bawl for a week when it's over.]
kleptopath on July 10th, 2011 07:43 am (UTC)
Focus on stopping the person behind this. For her sake, too. You can be strong enough for this.
Izumi Yue [出水故]: There's a prayer filled with all wishespowerlessme on July 10th, 2011 07:51 am (UTC)
...I know. I know.

[She's trying. She's trying not to crack under it all. It's so important she hold it together until it's over.]

D...do you know anything? I'm sorry, I know you don't like to get too involved, but anything you can tell us...
kleptopath on July 10th, 2011 08:11 am (UTC)
Nothing, really. All the wishes snapped at once, but whatever triggered it isn't human enough for me to read.
Izumi Yue [出水故]: The sky looks anxiouspowerlessme on July 10th, 2011 08:18 am (UTC)
...Not human enough.

[...It feels a little odd to be suddenly relieved at that. But Yue really, really doesn't want to have to hold back this time.]

Thank you. It's better than nothing.