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Apr. 4th, 2005 @ 09:03 pm Two new people in a row! OMG now it's Riku!
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doomweasel:
A lean teenaged boy with silver hair (see teh piccys here and here) slowly enters the room, an utterly confused - yet curious - expression on his face. He suddenly sees Kenshin still glaring daggers at Soujiro and stops. "Ooookaaay," he says slowly. "If I have to choose between this and the heartless-teeming darkness, I'm gonna go with the heartless-teeming darkness." He turns to leave, then stops as if someone has called his name. After a few seconds of standing in silence, he bursts out, "But Your Majesty, we're wasting time here! We need to get out and find Sora!" He listens for a few more moments, then snorts derisively, "I don't see how a bunch of freaks like these guys can help me... ...Your Majesty? Your Majesty!" He looks around the room wildly, searching for his invisible companion. "Damn it!" he growls, casting the people in the room an acid glare. Folding his arms across his chest, he's the spitting image of a sullen, rebellious teen. "My name is Riku," he mutters. "Apparently King Mickey is an ass and thinks this stupid little meeting is more important than finding my friends."
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From:powercorrupts
Date:April 4th, 2005 08:57 pm (UTC)
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[ooc - is KH crossed over with the FFs in this, or would it not matter? I guess that Riku would not have met up with Cloud or Seph anywhere, if he was over with Maleficent & Ansem, so would that not matter?]
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From:lignota
Date:April 5th, 2005 03:54 am (UTC)

Kenshin

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*Kenshin sits back down, though still on alert.*
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From:lignota
Date:April 5th, 2005 03:56 am (UTC)

Soujirou

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*Soujirou finds a seat from which he can see Kenshin and sits down.*

Heartless-teeming darkness? What is that? It sounds interesting. *smiles*
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From:doomweasel
Date:April 5th, 2005 01:59 pm (UTC)

Riku

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*bows head, searching for words*

The heartless... they're creatures born from the darkness - and the darkness comes from people's hearts, and the hearts of the worlds themselves too. No matter how good, how pure a person is, they still have darkness in their hearts. *his expression becomes nostalgic* At least, most people do.

[OOC to kaiser: I believe the only FF characters Riku has seen are Squal/leon, Aeris, and Yuffi through a window, when they were talking to Sora. Then again, darkness has a nasty habit of erasing memories, so we'll say he's forgotten them for now.]
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From:lignota
Date:April 5th, 2005 03:47 pm (UTC)

Soujirou

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*with mild curiosity* Oh? What kind of creatures?
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From:lignota
Date:April 5th, 2005 03:54 pm (UTC)

Kenshin

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Perhaps you have encountered such a person, whose heart is not touched by darkness? That is a very precious thing, that is.
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From:doomweasel
Date:April 5th, 2005 04:05 pm (UTC)

Riku

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*smiles briefly* Yeah, you could say that. *glances at Soujirou, slightly weirded out by his constant smiling* As for the heartless, they're... darkness. *shrugs, at a loss for words* That's all there is to it.
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From:signy1
Date:April 5th, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)

Tsuzuki

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*Almost to himself*

Creatures born of the darkness... *his gaze flicks involuntarily to Muraki, then he flinches away, looks at his hands again. He's almost whispering. Or pleading, perhaps.* We're not all heartless...
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From:thedemonprist
Date:April 5th, 2005 10:43 pm (UTC)

Muraki

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*catches Tsuzuki's glance at him and smiles tenderly* My sweet Tsuzuki-san. *sigh*
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From:lignota
Date:April 6th, 2005 04:23 am (UTC)

Soujirou

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*still with mild interest/curiosity* But isn't everyone like that? Shishio-san says that this world is like Hell. *He seems fairly content with the idea.*
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From:doomweasel
Date:April 6th, 2005 04:30 pm (UTC)

Riku

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*raises eyebrow, looks incredulous* Yeah, well this "Shishio-san" sounds like a head job. Besides... *expression falls, as if remembering something upsetting* ...just because someone has the darkness inside him doesn't make him evil. That... that's just how things turn out most of the time.

*brusquely grabs a chair and sits in it backwards, draping his arms over the backrest; he's tired of being the center of attention*

Will you guys get on with your stupid little meeting already?
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From:signy1
Date:April 6th, 2005 07:38 pm (UTC)

Tsuzuki

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*Smiles. Something about Riku's last comment has apparently eased his mind. He doesn't _relax_, but his level of strung-outedness drops somewhat.*

Ah... I believe we were discussing friendship. What it means. Where the limits are. And that sort of thing.
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From:doomweasel
Date:April 7th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC)

Riku

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*rests chin on hands with a bittersweet expression*

Friends, huh?

... Now there's an interesting topic...
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From:gaudior
Date:April 8th, 2005 09:38 am (UTC)

Hisoka

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*sighs when Tsuzuki relaxes somewhat*

*to Riku* You said you were looking for yours?



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From:doomweasel
Date:April 8th, 2005 12:57 pm (UTC)

Riku

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*nods* Yeah. We used to live together on the Destiny Islands, but... we got seperated.

When we finally found each other... I had let some pretty bad ideas get into my head. I did some pretty stupid things.

*looks away*
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From:lignota
Date:April 11th, 2005 08:33 pm (UTC)

Kenshin

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A friend is not likely to hold that against you, that is.

(He's still on alert, watching Soujirou.)
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From:doomweasel
Date:April 12th, 2005 01:45 pm (UTC)

Riku

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That's the great thing about friendship, though, isn't it? A true friend will forgive you even when you can't forgive yourself.

*pauses, thinks* I suppose that's where the angst comes from, huh? The inability to forgive yourself when your friends already have, I mean.
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From:gaudior
Date:April 13th, 2005 05:41 am (UTC)

Hisoka

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Probably. It's damned annoying.

*catches himself. Thoughtfully:*

I... guess that's not fair.

It seems like you're looking at part of yourself-- the part that did whatever you did-- and hating it. And so you think your friends are just overlooking that part-- that they're not really seeing all of you.

Because you think they couldn't still want to be your friend if they ever saw that.

*not looking at Riku, or anyone else*

Right?
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From:signy1
Date:April 13th, 2005 06:59 am (UTC)

Tsuzuki

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*also not meeting anyon'es eyes.* That's exactly right. They just don't see that part of you. Or worse- they see it but don't recognize it for what it really is, even when I try to tell them. *He's obviously not aware of the Freudian slip, and continues in the anonymous third person without noticing that he's used the pronoun.* So they may not even understand that there's anything to forgive.
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From:gaudior
Date:April 13th, 2005 09:03 am (UTC)

Hisoka

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Or maybe they do recognize it. And want you around anyway.

Hard to tell what they see if you can't read minds, huh?
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From:doomweasel
Date:April 13th, 2005 05:34 pm (UTC)

Riku

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*gestures empathetically* Yeah, exactly. You can't tell what your friends think, so you wonder, "How can they forgive me for what I've done? What do they see in me that makes me worthy of their love?"

...How can they see a light when all I see is darkness?
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From:gaudior
Date:April 14th, 2005 10:48 am (UTC)

Hisoka, thoughtfully

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You don't see your own light. You're too used to it-- you don't realize that to them, it might seem like the brightest thing they've ever seen. But you don't see it, because it's what you're using to look with.

If you were just the darkness, I think you wouldn't see the dark. It'd be all you are. It'd be too deep to get out of enough to see. *glances at Muraki* I bet you'd think there was nothing wrong with it.
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From:lignota
Date:April 14th, 2005 03:23 pm (UTC)
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That is well said, that it is. *smile*
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From:lignota
Date:April 14th, 2005 03:32 pm (UTC)

Soujirou, looking particularly cheerful

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I don't understand at all. *smiles* Himura-san, shouldn't you be thinking about becoming a manslayer again? That's what Shishio-san wants when he fights you.
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From:lignota
Date:April 14th, 2005 03:35 pm (UTC)

Kenshin

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*with raised voice, narrowing his eyes*

This one will never slay men again. You can tell Shishio so.
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From:doomweasel
Date:April 14th, 2005 04:11 pm (UTC)

Riku

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*looks at Soujirou curiously* Speaking of friends, who's this Shishio guy?

*smirks* He your boyfriend or something?
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