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May. 9th, 2005 @ 12:29 am Mikage, with new topic
Alas!
syonakeleste:
(A phone rings, and Mikage, who had been watching everyone quietly, sits up, his brow creasing. He looks around briefly, or, rather, *listens* around, trying to find the source of the sound, getting up and walking back and forth.

Evidently, the ringing grows quieter when he leaves the circle, for he's soon on hands and knees on the floor, prying at the smooth tiles. And one lifts to reveal an antiquated rotary-dial telephone. Mikage takes the receiver.

His expression becomes rapidly chastized and displeased.)

(to phone)"Yes, it...I..."
"Preparations...?"
(he listens intently for a few minutes)
"I see...yes." (he spits the words unhappily into the mouthpiece, and the line goes dead. Mikage replaces the receiver, replaces the loose tile, and stands as gracefully as is possible for one who has clearly just been chewed out by whatever higher power is keeping everyone in this room.)

(to group)"Apparently, we are to discuss...

Backstories: when can and can't you reveal details that would seem to make understanding easier?"
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From:gaudior
Date:May 9th, 2005 07:00 am (UTC)

Akito

(Never Forget)
*Laughs.

Long and loud and wildly, in and out of hysteria.

Does not stop.*
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From:doomweasel
Date:May 9th, 2005 01:06 pm (UTC)

Riku

(Never Forget)
"Understanding" what?

People understanding you? Understanding yourself?

You gotta be a little more specific.
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From:signy1
Date:May 9th, 2005 03:27 pm (UTC)

Tsuzuki

(Never Forget)
*Rather concerned*

Ah... Akito? Are you all right?
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From:lignota
Date:May 9th, 2005 04:51 pm (UTC)

Soujirou

(Never Forget)
*smiles*
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From:syonakeleste
Date:May 9th, 2005 05:22 pm (UTC)

Mikage

(Never Forget)
::glares at Akito:: Humor is certainly a part of therapy.
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From:signy1
Date:May 10th, 2005 09:29 am (UTC)

Vash

(Never Forget)
*He's shooting some sidelong looks at the others, but he soldiers on like a good sport.*

For me personally, there's not much I can say. I did destroy July City, after all. And if I try to explain that I was being controlled by my brother at the time, it just sounds like I'm making up stupid excuses.

*Slightly bitter* Besides, it's a better story if I'm painted as a coldblooded killer, and truth can never trump a good story.
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From:lignota
Date:May 10th, 2005 04:07 pm (UTC)

Soujirou

(Never Forget)
*glances at Akito and smiles, cheerfully but without any friendliness*

Weak . . .
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From:eredien
Date:May 10th, 2005 05:27 pm (UTC)

Hatori

(Never Forget)
Hatori tenses, and half-rises from his chair, as if to do something. He stays that way for a good half-minute, staring at Akito, judging the positions and attitudes of these unknown quantities, these others, who don't understand anything. Anything.

"I wish Shigure were here," he says under his breath. Feels around behind him for the chair, finds it, sits down. He puts his head in his hands.

There is a tiny noise: teardrops falling on immaculate patent leather shoes.
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From:gaudior
Date:May 10th, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC)

Akito

(Never Forget)
*fails to notice Hatori. Does notice Soujirou.

Shuts his mouth with a snap, face contorting. Grabs a box of chalk from the blackboard and throws it toward Soujirou's face.*

(Akito's throw is wild and weak. The box looks like it's going to fall harmlessly to the floor.)
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From:gaudior
Date:May 10th, 2005 06:43 pm (UTC)

Hisoka

(Never Forget)
*Wraps his arms around his chest, biting his lip in an effort to keep control over his expression. Looks around until he spots Hatori, nods shakily as if to himself. Says nothing.*
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From:lignota
Date:May 10th, 2005 07:18 pm (UTC)

Soujirou

(Never Forget)
*smiles*

*after a moment, in his usual soft tone, with mild surprise* My, you certainly get worked up, Sohma-san.

*There is no maliciousness in his tone or expression.*
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From:doomweasel
Date:May 10th, 2005 07:34 pm (UTC)

Riku

(Never Forget)
*watches Akito with disgust and slight amusement*

(Turning his attention back to the conversation) Even when you try to tell somebody your motives - the reason why you do what you do - it doesn't help. They'll still criticize you as if you're some sort of villain. They just don't understand or... or don't want to understand... or something.
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From:signy1
Date:May 10th, 2005 09:30 pm (UTC)

Tsuzuki

(Never Forget)
Hisoka...

*The rest of the world has just stopped existing, or at any rate has stopped being of the slightest consequence. He slides out of his chair and kneels in front of Hisoka, so that they're roughly on a level. He reaches toward his partner, stopping a calculated fraction of an inch away from actual contact. The choice to complete the circuit is, as always, Hisoka's.*

Hisoka. Hisoka, come back.

*To the others--* Could you try not to think so loudly? Your emotions are hurting him!
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From:gaudior
Date:May 11th, 2005 09:36 am (UTC)

Hisoka

(Never Forget)
*Leans forward, very slightly, just enough to rest his forehead against Tsuzuki's. Breathes deeply, eyes closed. Slowly stops shaking, his arms releasing their hold. Sits up.*

*To Tsuzuki, softly* Fine. I'm fine.

*Meets Tsuzuki's eyes, starts to speak. Stops.*

*Glances over at Hatori.* He's not.
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From:signy1
Date:May 11th, 2005 10:43 am (UTC)

Tsuzuki

(Never Forget)
*He doesn't get up yet, but he relaxes a bit and the rest of the world reappears for him. He turns to look at Hatori. His voice is the gentle, professional one he uses in his line of work.*

Then what's wrong, Hatori? What are you thinking?
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