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Rakka ([personal profile] charcoalfeather) wrote in [community profile] savetheearth2015-04-28 10:06 pm

one last rest

Who: Rakka and you! (And also Reki)
What: Rakka's last few days before the end begins. Fluffy moments are had and a secret is brought to light
Where: Around Locke City
When: Anytime from the 18th to 28th, before the invasion starts.

A; Network post on the 19th [Video/Open]

[The video, as it starts, is murky for some reason. The screen is dark, and clouded by strange... shapes floating in view. The general shape of Rakka's face could be seen, pretty close to the screen, but it was heavily obscured.]

Um, hello....? Is anyone...?

[Her voice could be heard at least. It was quite clear until it became mumbling, likely directed at herself.

Then, that ends. And then there's a sound like... sipping. Most of the murkiness dissipates, and soon Rakka, and her sheepish smile, could be seen much more clearly.

I'm sorry, I wanted to try getting through to the network with a cup of coffee. So, anyway, I'm back in Locke city. [A little wave.] Hi! Uh, if anyone was wondering where I went, I was in Tokyo, trying to help with the giant Kappa that was rampaging everywhere.

...I also got to see my parents for the first time in a while.

[She lets that sit for a moment. Worry flashes across her face.] ...Anyway. I haven't been on the network for a while, so, how is everyone?

B; [Closed] to Raye and Reki on the 21st

[Reki didn't like coming into Locke city, no matter how easy it was to do so. The city was the hub of all the strangeness that plagued the world; the place where it all originated. The reincarnates, the aliens, the monsters that were awakening.


It pained Rakka-no, no. She wasn't Rakka, she was Reki. She couldn't be Rakka, she wasn't even a real human, just something made of magical feathers. Feathers, mind, that weren't even like her's. What a ripoff. Every time she dragged herself back to that castle, for reasons not even she fully understood, she was reminded of that. In a way, she was happy about it. The monster was so horrible at making clones that it basically made people that weren't their originals.

Still, the city gave her memories. Memories that possibly weren't real at all, but, they were real to her. She shook her head of these thoughts as she made her way down the street from the Boarding academy. She wasn't here to just reminisce. There was a good, damn reason for coming here. Quickly, Reki managed to locate her targeted destination, an apartment, home to the one person she would come all this way to talk to.

She was wary, admittedly nervous as she walked up the stairs and found herself before the front door. Hands clenched. There was no way to tell what would happen, so... just get it over with. She raised a hand, rapped her knuckles against the door, and waited.

C; Around town [OPEN]

[After the havoc and tension of Tokyo, being back in Locke city was a small blessing, now that the chaos had died down to more tolerable levels. Rakka missed it, possibly more then her original home. She wouldn't put much thought in that though.

If you know Rakka, you'll know where to find her while she's taking in this bit of quiet time. Ever since the Dians were run out of town by their doubles, Rakka had found a new place to stay: in the apartment of Raye Satterfield. She would admit, it was a fixer-upper, but she liked it there. Being with Raye was what mattered most, and they could make due.

Sometimes, Rakka could be found taking walks. She would head over to the park to try and catch a glimpse of the Heart Tree floating overhead, and also flip through her phone while enjoying the quiet. Or, she would go to a small bookstore once owned by a Numbered and browse the titles, especially the fantasy ones.

No matter what, she could be instantly recognized from her appearance, and the fairy, Fougere, who followed her.

D; Wild card! Do whatever with Rakka before the invasion starts!
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[personal profile] guitar_case_vagabond 2015-04-30 03:35 am (UTC)(link)
[Even as tensions seemed to rise all over the world, with new monsters and new threats cropping up all over the globe, things were... actually seeming to finally level out in her life somehow. With the Dians on the run thanks to their duplicates (something Raye figured they were owed some payback for) Rakka had moved into her place, which was... at least something of a silver lining in all of it.

She was on her own right now, keeping busy with whatever work needed to be done around the place while Rakka was out on one of her walks when she heard that knock at the door. Making her way over, she opened up and paused, blinking a little when she saw who was on the other side. That was... odd. It was pretty clear that Rakka effectively lived there, right? Oh, well, she smiled and laughed a bit, already moving aside.]

Hey, you came back pretty quick. You know you don't have to knock anymore, right? You can just come in.
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[personal profile] guitar_case_vagabond 2015-05-02 03:08 am (UTC)(link)
[Something was a little off here. Raye blinked, tilting her head a little at the confused expression and that remark about it being "polite." But then... Rakka had been through a lot lately, with losing her home with the Dians on top of everything else, she was probably still getting used to it.

Still, there was a brief look of concern on her face as she watched Rakka step inside, shutting the door behind her.]

Hey, don't worry about it. I'm happy to have you around, remember?

[She said as she stepped forward, moving to wrap her arms around her.]
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[personal profile] guitar_case_vagabond 2015-05-02 07:45 pm (UTC)(link)
[Something was definitely wrong here. Rakka was acting strange enough to begin with but... when she went to hug her. She hadn't expected resistance certainly, just the opposite, Rakka had always seemed all too happy to hug or to cuddle or anything else, but right now, she was....

Raye's eyes shifted downward to the girl's wings and drew in a quiet breath at the sight of them, eyes widening when she saw the black spots, spots she had seen before. And then she knew exactly what was wrong, and exactly who she had in her arms right now.

For a moment, she wasn't sure what to do. The last thing she'd ever expected Reki to do was come see her like this and after a moment, she pulls back, keeping her hands on Reki's arms.]

Wait a second. You're... Reki?
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[personal profile] guitar_case_vagabond 2015-05-04 04:13 am (UTC)(link)
[A long, tense moment passes as she stares at the girl, trying to work out just... what to even say. A part of her had wanted to talk to her, she'd planned to, especially after Umi had told her how her doppelganger had treated her. She'd just... never known what she was going to say.]

What? That's not my fault. I didn't think you were going to actually come here, to....

[It's about then that she notices how uncomfortable she looks, and figures out why. She's quick to release Reki from her hold then, taking a few steps back and lowering her arms to her sides.]

So... what did you come here for?
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[personal profile] guitar_case_vagabond 2015-05-05 02:27 am (UTC)(link)
[Raye frowned a little bit, seeing Reki calm down almost as soon as she stepped away. That... was very different. She never really said as much but Rakka always seemed to feel safest when Raye held her. Sure, a big part of it may have just been that she liked to cuddle but since they'd started spending nights together Raye had woken up a few times to Rakka clinging to her in her sleep. Especially when she had those dreams of hers.

The thought of ever doing anything to make Rakka afraid to be in her arms. It nearly made her sick to think about.]


[She quieted down when Reki started searching for her words, just staying where she was and listening. Even if it was her doppelganger that had treated her like that, she felt like she at least owed her that much. To let her speak her mind. When she thanked her for that though, she glanced off to the side at the memory.]

Oh. Right. ... Don't mention it, she was bad news for everyone, so....
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[personal profile] guitar_case_vagabond 2015-06-02 02:33 am (UTC)(link)
[Abusive and manipulative. She... hadn't really seen anything to make her disbelieve any part of that but, still, a part of her can't help but wonder how much of that really was the doppelganger and how much was the Kamui she wore?

She couldn't really say. At least... some part of that was in her too, wasn't it? Back when she was dealing with the mafia, it hadn't been enough to just take them down. She'd been hurt by them and she wanted to hurt them right back. Maybe the girl and the monster she'd worn had just... meshed together. Like she did with her Senketsu.

Reki's next question shook her out of her thoughts, and she lifted her head. She frowned a little, thoughtful, before nodding.]

I... I think so, yeah, I hope so anyway. I... do my best, anyway, to make her happy. [Her eyes shift, glancing toward Reki's hands.] Sometimes it feels like I'm causing her more problems than good though.
guitar_case_vagabond: (Okay You've Got A Point)

[personal profile] guitar_case_vagabond 2015-06-06 09:11 pm (UTC)(link)
[That was the biggest question and not... one that Raye felt the need to answer. If the death of Raye's doppelganger brought Reki some kind of peace then... that wasn't worth destroying.

She blinks a little, both at Reki's insistence and the change in her tone. She turns away for a second, before nodding a little.]

Right. [She catches that mutter, and lets a second pass in silence before looking up.] Look. I know I'm probably the last person you want to spend any time with, and I don't blame you. Shit, if you want this to be the last time we ever talk, that's up to you.

[She takes a breath.]

But, if you ever need any kinda help from me. You just gotta call.
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[personal profile] guitar_case_vagabond 2015-06-07 11:54 pm (UTC)(link)
[If there was anybody who was unhappy about her doppelganger as Reki was, it was Raye. Just the reminder that she'd shared a face with the... thing made her expression darken. Reki's remark stung a little but she brushed it off. She understood.]

Any time, any place.

[That offer would be good forever, and that was all she had to say about that. She'd... almost expected Reki to turn and leave at just that, but she blinked when she brought up Rakka, lifting her head again.]

She... actually, all she told me was that her parents sent her to live here.
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[personal profile] guitar_case_vagabond 2015-06-15 02:18 am (UTC)(link)
[It was definitely up in the air, even she could tell that much. What she did know was that if the day ever did come when she asked for her help... well, it'd probably be one hell of a day.

Nonetheless, she'd meant every word she'd said. She hadn't gone back on a promise she'd made to Rakka yet, and she wouldn't for her doppelganger.]

She told me that she and her parents had a lot of problems. [She frowns, sensing that there's more going on here than just that.] I dunno... sometimes I feel like there's more to it than that but, whenever it comes up she just goes quiet about it.
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[personal profile] guitar_case_vagabond 2015-06-16 03:39 am (UTC)(link)
[Raye didn't really know what to expect. She'd known that Rakka had had trouble back home with her parents, with... lots of things. She'd imagined a few things, mostly drawn from her own experiences but... none of what she'd suspected had been close to what Reki just told her. Nothing could have prepared her.

The simple, almost casual statement, slammed into her like a truck. Her face paled and for a long moment, her voice failed. All she could do was stare.]

... What?
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[personal profile] guitar_case_vagabond 2015-06-17 03:29 am (UTC)(link)
[She's at a loss. Her arms drop to her sides and she actually stumbles back a step. Her mind is going a mile a minute and feels blank at the same time. Thought of Rakka doing something like that, of being in such a dark place to try something like that, it makes her feel ill. A feeling that warred with the desire to be so fucking angry at her parents for making her feel that way.

For a moment, seeing Reki like that she wants to run forward and throw her arms around her. She has Rakka's face, Rakka's voice, and seeing that pain, knowing it exists and why, tears at her. But in the same second, she reminds herself of why she can't. Reki isn't Rakka and... she wouldn't like for her own, very good, reasons.

So, she looks away, trying to think of something. She has to say or do something, but....]

Falling. [She finally says, quietly.] She... she has bad dreams about falling sometimes.
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[personal profile] guitar_case_vagabond 2015-06-22 04:08 am (UTC)(link)
[She doesn't really consider it either, offering Reki a seat somewhere. Her mind is moving too fast, trying to put everything together. Rakka's nightmares, the way she always avoided talking about her life in Japan so carefully, the way she'd always seemed so sad when she thought Raye or somebody else wasn't looking.

It's a long moment before she blinks, something finally occurring to her and she suddenly slaps both her hands against her forehead.]

Aww... fuck! I'm such an idiot!