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Jun. 8th, 2005 @ 12:03 am Mikage, with new topic
Alas!
syonakeleste:
::Mikage, on the edge of his seat, seems quite interested in late developments::

How, might I ask everyone, is violence applicable to our problems?
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From:freysama
Date:June 7th, 2005 10:35 pm (UTC)

Integral

(Never Forget)
It's easy. You see the problem and shoot it down. *shrugs a bit* It always worked for me. At least, for the larger problems...
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From:signy1
Date:June 7th, 2005 10:39 pm (UTC)

Vash

(Never Forget)
*Dryly* How interesting. I tend to find that it's that exact attitude that causes most of my problems. People start shooting... usually at me... and once the bullets are flying, everyone loses the capacity to think like a rational creature. It's just so stupid. If violence wasn't always everyone's first reaction to everything, life would be so much better all around.
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From:doomweasel
Date:June 9th, 2005 10:47 am (UTC)

Riku

(Never Forget)
But face it, Vash - sometimes violence is useful. It tells others that you aren't going to be messed with, which can make life easier.
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From:signy1
Date:June 9th, 2005 11:59 am (UTC)

Vash

(Never Forget)
*Shakes head. Stubbornly- this is too important to him for compromise.*

Easier isn't the same thing as better, though. Sure, it would be easier for me to kill my enemies, but it wouldn't be better. Not for me- more would just keep coming, and they'd be better armed and create more collateral damage before I killed them, too- and not for the people I'd kill. Once they're dead, it's too late for change, too late to make things better.

*Looks a bit haunted.* I promised her I'd never forget that. I can't break that promise now.
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From:lignota
Date:June 9th, 2005 04:30 pm (UTC)

Kenshin

(Never Forget)
*smiles gently at a memory of his own*

'Her'?

This one has also sworn not to kill.
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From:lignota
Date:June 9th, 2005 04:35 pm (UTC)

Soujirou

(Never Forget)
*is watching Kenshin and Vash attentively*
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From:signy1
Date:June 9th, 2005 09:27 pm (UTC)

Vash

(Never Forget)
Her name was Rem. She was my... I'm not even sure how to describe her. She was like our mother and our big sister and our best friend. She taught me... everything.

*Looks away. Almost inaudible.* She died in the crash, saving as many of the colonists as she could. The crash my brother engineered.
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From:amethyst_hunter
Date:June 11th, 2005 12:14 am (UTC)

Muraki

(Never Forget)
*looks very interested when Vash mentions his brother* I take it, then, that your brother and you are not on good terms? What did you do about it?
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From:lignota
Date:June 11th, 2005 05:45 am (UTC)

Kenshin

(Never Forget)
This one is sorry.
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From:doomweasel
Date:June 11th, 2005 11:40 am (UTC)

Riku

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*with cold irony* Isn't it funny how women almost always seem to be the source of men's troubles?
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From:signy1
Date:June 11th, 2005 06:36 pm (UTC)

Vash

(Never Forget)
What could I do? He's still my brother, and we were all we had. And I... I kept hoping I could change him. Teach him what Rem taught me, and make him understand it this time.

It's taken a couple of centuries, but I think we've gotten to a point where he can at least try to listen. And we've got the time.
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From:gaudior
Date:June 12th, 2005 01:27 pm (UTC)

Akito

(Never Forget)
*still resting near the wall*

*looking up and glaring at Riku. Softly, though audibly:* Yes, isn't it.
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From:amethyst_hunter
Date:June 12th, 2005 08:59 pm (UTC)

Muraki

(Never Forget)
*quietly snorts derisively at Vash's comments* I had a brother, once. Evidently that pretty sentiment didn't mean as much to him when he decided to ruin my family and try to kill me.

A word of advice, Vash-san. You can't change what is already innate. Accept that, and you'll be better off for it.
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From:signy1
Date:June 13th, 2005 09:42 am (UTC)

Vash

(Never Forget)
I. Get. So. Tired of hearing people tell me that.

*He's obviously imitating other people's voices; the speech patterns are not his own.* 'Accept what you are, Vash. Stop pretending, Vash. You're a Plant, not a human, Vash. The world doesn't work like that, Tongari.'

*Back to his own voice again.* Well, there's a hell of a lot of difference between being what I am and being what other people think I ought to be because of it. My brother's destroyed everyone I cared about, one way or another over the centuries, and I've got a million scars to prove that he's tried to destroy me, too. And if I were to let him make me like him, then he'll have won, and that's not going to happen. Why are you letting your brother win?
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From:eredien
Date:June 13th, 2005 06:25 pm (UTC)

Hatori

(Never Forget)
Because you have too much of an idea what you're talking about. Muraki-'sensei'.

He raises his hand for the blow.
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