[ Hitomi Sarachi // 18 Angelically // 1,865 Humanly ] -- angelic fae(view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)][ Trianche Leopold // 17 Vampiric // 1,637 Humanly ] -- vampire
Hitomi had yet to fully understand the new partner that she had been paired with. The girl, at most, was usually off in her own thoughts, and then she was focused on the work they needed to do. The blonde figured that the girl would have to decide on what had to become a priority at some point, but she didn't let the way she was being commanded by the younger girl bother her. Most people saw her as far younger than she actually was, and she supposed that could be a compliment of sorts.She snorted softly as she followed after the winged fae. She'd happened to be part of the faction of wingless fae, but that certainly didn't slow her any. "Maybe if you stop getting that distant look, we could get a move on," she chirped, folding her arms behind her head with a soft whistle when they'd reached the bottom of the slope. "It's honestly gonna be nothing we can't handle."Trianche had never been in favor of the whole torturing scenario, but there wasn't much any of those who thought it wrong could do. They had simply to shut up, lest they be devoured by those stronger than them. That's what the world had come to; the strong feasting on the weak. He didn't see that a way a world should be, but there was no stopping them now. He could only hope to keep from dying himself.He glanced over at Ethan, seeing how distraught his friend was. Who wouldn't be, when they felt as helpless as they did. Maybe they should join the rebels. It would ensure that they were at least doing something and not just simply cowering from those who were stronger than them.
Hitomi rolled her eyes and scoffed, "Oh, hime-sama, did I offend you? I thought you liked when I was honest." She didn't exactly like the way Alysia was so full of herself. She had to guess that being commander was going to her head. There was a reason Hitomi had turned down the position, and most people had questioned it. She didn't quite like having to make all the important decisions, and being commander would have meant that she'd also have to keep a decorum she didn't feel up to keeping as it was.The world had gone to shit, and they were responsible for cleaning it up. It wasn't the idea of it all that disgusted her, just that it had to happen is what did. If humans were better at co-existing with others, they might have stood a chance on their own. But, they hadn't, so they didn't. "If you don't want me to give my opinion, you could really just shut me up yourself, y'know? Unless, you're not as strong as your position says you are."Trianche's brows rose in thought, but he nodded after a moment. A walk would be a good distraction and would put a distance between them and the Chambers. "Sure, any specific direction intended," he inquired, cocking his head to the side.
Goodie, sentiments. Hitomi rolled her eyes, glancing back at the refugees to be sure that they were still in walking condition. She wondered how the humans survived out here like this. They must have been going crazy. It was like those zombie apocalypse ideas that they used to have, and the way they'd intended to survive. Only, now, it wasn't zombies they had to feared, but creatures that would bleed them dry. Leeches, really--overgrown leeches."Save it for when we're about to die," she replied, forcing a scowl onto her face. While she didn't exactly like Alysia, she didn't hate the girl either. She saw her as someone useful and worthy of the cause, despite choosing not to believe her sometimes.Trianche frowned at the answer. He'd always been the more cautious of the two, and he wasn't sure that going to the Ruined City would be the best thing for the two of them. "Are you sure you wanna go there," he inquired, expression serious, "of all places?" For all they knew, the place could be crawling with AFF looking for human refugees. They couldn't risk that chance. "Why not somewhere else?"
Hitomi followed after her commander, regarding her carefully. She had to admit that Alysia was driven, but she didn't know if the girl would crack under the pressure. A father that died so admirably had to be lived up to, and expectations were always high for these types of people. For an orphan like Hitomi, there were none. Maybe it was why people had been so surprised when she made her debut on the battlefield, a slender girl much smaller than her demon opponents. Most people had congratulated her on managing to bring a half injured platoon back from the depths of danger, but she could still see those contemptuous sneers hidden behind their praises. So, she lives like she does now."Yeah, sure," she replied, "I could go for some exercise, and you could, too. Don't want you falling behind on your skills." She kicked at a crumbling collection of debris, watching it tumble down. She'd probably put it back together tomorrow, before they were taken back home. It was just too bad for this world, really. She'd stories of it from before it had turned to shit, and it was only just a husk of some great entity that orbited the sun. Hell, if the vampires hadn't come out of hiding and taken the world to its end, the very sun it moved around would have sucked it up nearly a million years from now.So, was that how things were supposed to go? Created and then destroyed by a dependency on something? People came into the world alone, and she supposed they left the same way. It'd only be natural; the same could be said for this unfortunate world. But, they certainly didn't go out with a bang. They went with a sad, slow whine. Not a whimper, like that one poem she'd read."Hurry; we gotta get the others, or we won't be going home," she pestered, beginning to walk away. She'd give out her share of kindness when they all went back.Ever since their species had forced themselves onto the world, the AFF had been watching. The vampires took over, and they started getting active. He'd been fortunate to not have to take part in the Red War, but he'd heard stories of it. Of the horrors that the AFF inflicted on the vampires. And now Ethan wanted to get close to something of that caliber?"Even if we do get lucky and hide, our luck could run out," Trianche reasoned, "They could find us at any moment, and take us out. It's what they're trained to do, even if we don't seem like much of threat." This wasn't the smartest idea that Ethan had ever come up with, but it was also the most dangerous. What was he thinking?
Hitomi glanced back at Alysia, pausing to be sure that she was falling after. She turned her gaze back to the city that awaited them, the Ruined City. She supposed it had once been so magnificent that people flocked to it. Maybe that was why it was hit in the first wave of vampires, and why so many humans were still there. She sighed, and closed her eyes, picturing it what it must have looked like. When she opened her eyes, all she saw was the desolate vestiges of human ruin.Places like this would likely be destroyed in the Rebirth, and while the idea might have seemed best for this ruined world, she wanted to see what would happen if they picked themselves back up. She wondered if they would be able to rebuild what they lost, maybe even make it grander. She sighed again, before scowling and kicking at another pile of rubble as she walked. If the Rebirth went through, she'd never get to see it.Trianche sighed, looking towards the city, and relented. "Fine, fine," he muttered, throwing up his hands in defeat, "We'll go. But, just...don't get us into anything anymore stupid than this."
"I already do that," Hitomi replied, lips pursed. She figured that Alysia would have thoughts like that, what with all that she had to deal with. The older of the two sighed, head tilting to the side as they drew closer to their destination. "When you live like this, you have to learn to be loose," she drawled, "Or you'll turn yourself into a black hole."Trianche frowned, but followed after Ethan. "You're just lucky you got a head start!"
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