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syonakeleste:
Well, Sephiroth has raised an interesting question, hasn't he?

What makes someone a liability?
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From:lignota
Date:May 16th, 2005 03:17 pm (UTC)

Kenshin

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It's better to leave them behind . . . if that other person may be harmed in the fighting. *smiles self-deprecatingly*
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From:gaudior
Date:May 16th, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC)

Hisoka

(Never Forget)
*shrugs. Turns back to his seat and his partner. Sits down, slipping his knees under Tsuzuki's arm.*

*undertone, to Tsuzuki*: You okay?
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From:gaudior
Date:May 16th, 2005 07:22 pm (UTC)

Akito

(Never Forget)
*Manages to make his way out of the circle of chairs and get his back to the wall before his knees give out. Sinks to the floor. Still panting, trembling, sweating, eyes wide and darting and not quite seeing what's in front of him.*
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From:doomweasel
Date:May 16th, 2005 07:56 pm (UTC)

Riku

(Never Forget)
Well, ideally you'd fight without worrying about your friends coming to harm, so yeah you'd want to leave them at home, but -

*suddenly notices Akito, rise from his seat*

Whoa, hey, he's not looking too hot!
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From:signy1
Date:May 16th, 2005 09:33 pm (UTC)

Tsuzuki

(Never Forget)
*Undertone, to Hisoka, still being careful to avoid physical contact.*

I'm fine. You?

*To the rest of the group*

Leaving someone behind sounds logical-- coldblooded, but logical-- until you take into account that sometimes, losing that person is worse than anything your enemies could do to you. If you want to talk enlightened self interest, that's something to think about.
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From:eredien
Date:May 17th, 2005 04:06 pm (UTC)

Hatori

(Never Forget)
"Akito-sama!"

Generations of karma, decades of training, the Hippocratic Oath kick in all at once.
Hatori finds himself leaning over Akito with concern and hating himself a little for it.
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From:doomweasel
Date:May 17th, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)

Riku

(Never Forget)
*to Hatori, concerned*

Is he okay? He looks really pale.

*a little regretfully*

If I'd known he'd have a heart attack or something, I wouldn't have scared him like I did.
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From:amethyst_hunter
Date:May 17th, 2005 09:23 pm (UTC)

Muraki

(Never Forget)
(OOC: It's DP, on a different name)

*notes Akito's distress and the crowd's reactions with detached, professional interest* I am a doctor. Perhaps I may be of some help...?
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From:signy1
Date:May 17th, 2005 10:43 pm (UTC)

Tsuzuki

(Never Forget)
*He springs to his feet again.*

You stay away from him! The last thing anyone needs is 'help' from you, you twisted freak. Just sit down and shut up.
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From:eredien
Date:May 18th, 2005 03:57 am (UTC)

Hatori

(Never Forget)
It's all right, Mr...Muraki, is it? I'm the family doctor; please don't interfere.
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From:gaudior
Date:May 18th, 2005 09:09 am (UTC)

Akito

(Never Forget)
*still panting, shaking. Heartbeat is very rapid, he feels cold to the touch. Grabs Hatori's hand, too tightly to get away from without using force, meets his eyes.*

Right. You're my doctor, Hatori. Mine.

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From:eredien
Date:May 18th, 2005 03:22 pm (UTC)

Hatori

(Never Forget)
Akito-sama, I cannot treat you if you do not let go of me.

His voice is gentle but...maybe...there's something a little hard lurking under it. Maybe.
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From:lignota
Date:May 18th, 2005 07:00 pm (UTC)

Soujirou, resuming the conversation

(Never Forget)
Someone can be a liability . . . if he's too weak. Like Chou-san. He fought the Battousai, and he lost, so now he's in prison instead of helping Shishio-san's plans. But it's okay. I guess I'll just have to work harder, that's all. *smile*
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From:amethyst_hunter
Date:May 18th, 2005 09:12 pm (UTC)

Muraki

(Never Forget)
*to Tsuzuki* My Tsuzuki-san, you do say the cruelest things. Twisted is as twisted does, my beautiful angel of death, wouldn't you agree? *smirk*

*to Hatori* As you wish.
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From:signy1
Date:May 19th, 2005 06:47 am (UTC)

Tsuzuki

(Never Forget)
*Growls* I do agree. And you are twisted. So shut up and let me try to pretend you're not here.

*Goes to sit back down, realizes that sitting on the floor places him too far below Muraki's eye level, and sits defiantly back in his own chair. He's not nearly as confident as he sounded, but only an empath could tell.*
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From:lignota
Date:May 19th, 2005 06:52 pm (UTC)

Kenshin

(Never Forget)
*has been watching Akito with concern*

*to Soujirou* You speak that way about someone on your own side?
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From:gaudior
Date:May 20th, 2005 06:44 am (UTC)

Akito

(Never Forget)
*glares at Hatori, but lets go of his hand*

Then hurry up about it. It took you long enough to get over here-- did you want me to get worse?
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From:signy1
Date:May 20th, 2005 11:17 am (UTC)

Tsuzuki

(Never Forget)
*He's transferred his attention from Muraki to Akito now, and his expression's gone from righteous anger to horrified guilt.*

*Barely whispering.* Passive-aggressive guilt trips... using one's own pain as a weapon to hurt their... to hurt my...

*He glances at Tatsumi, then Hisoka. Even Muraki. He looks like he's just been hit in the head with a two-by-four, but he's not crying.*
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From:gaudior
Date:May 20th, 2005 12:55 pm (UTC)

Hisoka

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Tsuzuki? What...?
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From:doomweasel
Date:May 20th, 2005 08:53 pm (UTC)

Riku

(Never Forget)
*Sitting in his chair, Riku's attention shifts from Hatori and Muraki to Tsuzuki. He sees Tsuzuki's expression and looks mildly concerned, but he says nothing.*
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From:signy1
Date:May 20th, 2005 09:26 pm (UTC)

Tsuzuki

(Never Forget)
*Still a bit staggered by the force of his insight.*

Nothing. I think... I think I've just figured out one of the reasons nobody can stand being around me for more than a few months, is all. *He nods towards Akito's little hissy fit.*
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From:lignota
Date:May 21st, 2005 06:37 am (UTC)

Soujirou

(Never Forget)
But you were the one who beat him, Himura-san! And he's not very useful if he loses to you that easily. But it's strange that you didn't kill him . . .

*glancing at Tsuzuki, with mild surprise* Oh, so is this group really helping, after all?
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From:signy1
Date:May 21st, 2005 03:53 pm (UTC)

Tsuzuki

(Never Forget)
Helpful? Not remotely. I have a sneaking suspicion that I died- er, again- without noticing it and this place is actually Hell.

But it's certainly interesting, as in 'interesting times.'

*He glances at Akito again, then at Tatsumi, and a shadow of self-loathing crosses his face. He quickly schools his expression back to neutral, though.*
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From:eredien
Date:May 21st, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC)

Hatori

(Never Forget)
He frowns. "I am suprised you said that, Akito-sama. It is against all my training."

He begins to take Akito's pulse and otherwise administer to him. A few minutes later, he rocks back on his heels and looks at Akito thoughtfully before pronouncing a diagnosis. "I believe you had a panic attack."
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From:lignota
Date:May 22nd, 2005 06:56 am (UTC)

Soujirou

(Never Forget)
*smiling* I don't think I'm dead. *glances down at his body and flexes his hand experimentally* But is there really any difference, Tsuzuki-san? Shishio-san says the world is like Hell. So I don't see a reason to act differently in Hell than you would alive, if you're still the same. If Shishio-san were in Hell, he would want to conquer Hell. *smiles*
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From:gaudior
Date:May 22nd, 2005 11:28 am (UTC)

Hisoka

(Never Forget)
Tsuzuki...

*stares, entirely at a loss*

What are you... are you saying you get upset about things on purpose, or...? I don't understand.
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From:gaudior
Date:May 22nd, 2005 11:31 am (UTC)

Akito

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A what?
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From:signy1
Date:May 22nd, 2005 01:15 pm (UTC)

Tsuzuki

(Never Forget)
*To Hisoka, a little shocked at the question.* Of course not! I wouldn't do anything so cruel on purpose. It's just... the effect's the same whether or not I intend it to happen. I don't. Maybe he *indicating Akito* doesn't either; I don't know. And yet... other people do get hurt by my emotions.

*Deep breath.* I don't have any idea what I can do about it, but it's good to see it from outside. Good to know what it is that drives people away.

*To Soujirou* And you can tell your friend Shishio that Earth is nothing like Hell. And I promise you- no human can possibly take over there.
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From:eredien
Date:May 22nd, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)

Hatori

(Never Forget)
"That is the technical term. The short answer is: you were terrified almost to the point of collapse."

Some part of him cannot resist letting the relish he feels show--so subtly it might not be there--in his voice.
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From:amethyst_hunter
Date:May 22nd, 2005 09:08 pm (UTC)

Muraki

(Never Forget)
*to Soujirou* No human, that is, except myself, according to my Tsuzuki-san. *chuckles*
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From:lignota
Date:May 23rd, 2005 03:26 pm (UTC)

Soujirou

(Never Forget)
Muraki-san, maybe you should visit Shishio-san when you leave here. He's gathering the strongest people in Japan. I bet he wouldn't mind if you wanted to bring Tsuzuki-san along.
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From:doomweasel
Date:May 23rd, 2005 06:08 pm (UTC)

Riku

(Never Forget)
*looking at the floor* Hell... no, Earth isn't hell. And Hell can't be taken over. There's nothing TO take over. There's.... nothing. Nothing at all...
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From:signy1
Date:May 23rd, 2005 09:41 pm (UTC)

Tsuzuki

(Never Forget)
*He snaps to attention at Soujirou's comment. For a second he looks utterly betrayed, then he just grits his teeth, whiteknuckles his right wrist, and stares at the floor. As a preemptive strike, he mutters:*

Ignore him, Hisoka. Just. Ignore. Him.
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From:gaudior
Date:May 24th, 2005 07:50 am (UTC)

Akito

(Never Forget)
*glares at Hatori for a moment.*

No, I wasn't.

You're wrong, Hatori. Try again.
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From:gaudior
Date:May 24th, 2005 07:52 am (UTC)

Hisoka

(Never Forget)
*to Tsuzuki, gritting his teeth*

Sure. Why not?

It's not like he can do anything besides talk. And he's too nuts to be worth listening to. His emotions are...

*breaks off, frowning*

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