Atsushi blinked in mid-stride, sheepishly wringing his hands and staring up at someone no longer there. His eyes briefly widened, and then landed on the other two blinkers, hearing a voice; A pretty woman, who seemed to have some kind of otherworldly presence, and then a knight figure clad in blue bowing down to her. ..Was he suppose to be doing that too? He turned fully to face them, watching the interaction for a few moments. The shapeshifter didn't recognize any of these people, but both seemed capable and certainly unique.
Oh Wonders, Fire's hair is always covered by a headscarf so nobody would see it cx)
Fire detected the other person blinking in and turned quickly to face him. Potentially dangerous. She took a few steps back as he approached her, ready to seize his mind and force him away if he got too close. Thankfully, he simply knelt before her. However, she didn't know who he was or what he was talking about. "I'm afraid you're mistaken, sir. I didn't summon you. The House did." She glanced over at the other person who had blinked in. She didn't think he was dangerous. Perhaps he could help with this strange man?
Post by Ver Million on Aug 5, 2016 13:23:12 GMT -5
Lancer's crimson eyes widened before frowning confusedly. The House summoned him? Weird...maybe it was some kind of trap. Sighing lazily, the blue haired man rose up onto his feet. "Aw, damn it..." He muttered, folding his arms over his chest. Disappointed by the fact his master wasn't potentially a lovely girl like Fire, he glanced around the room. Spotting Atsushi, he jabbed his thumb towards his direction. "How about that guy?"
He held up both of his gloved hands in a declining motion. "No, I'm sorry," Atsushi was quick to refuse. "I don't even know who or what you are... You said your name was Lancer, right?" ..Oh! His name is Lancer, and his weapon is.. yes. Okay.
Anyways, this guy seems like he's from a completely different century than him. Interesting.
Post by Ver Million on Aug 5, 2016 13:46:19 GMT -5
Lancer nodded his head, carefully observing Atsushi. "Yeah, just call me Lancer, kid." Exasperated by the current situation he was in, he ran his fingers through his bangs, wondering what he was suppose to do now. Well, at least this place was better than being in the Throne of Heroes. He couldn't help but shudder at the thought of being literally nothing. Clearing his throat, Lancer bluntly asked, "Can I leave now?"
Post by bright knight on Aug 5, 2016 14:19:18 GMT -5
okay!!! heres my bab naegs :'>........))
My view became warped.
It was like some kind of delusion, melting away and mixing together into something else.
Spinning, mixing, melting away, then spinning again...
And then the next moment... Everything went black.
A certain lucky student blinked in on the couch, and a mere single glance would tell you he was unconscious.
That was how it all began... and how life I knew it came to an end.
It didn't last for long, however, as a few minutes after blinking in, his eyes had fluttered open, staring at the dim ceiling of the living room. His first thought was, maybe, he suddenly collapsed in the hallway, and was in the nurse's office, but... A dim ceiling...? But Hope's Peak Academy was pretty well lit, considering it was a prestigious school and all. And... was he laying on a couch? You'd think that, for a highly praised establishment, there'd at least be some beds for the sick. And then, he heard voices, strange and new to him.
Then it finally came to him.
Something was wrong. Something was different-- and there was a pretty big chance that he was no longer in Hope's Peak.
He darted up into a sitting position, his eyes flickering over to the trio in the living room. Fear trickled down his spine, sweat rolling down his forehead. A pretty lady, a kid with messy hair, and a man dressed like a knight...
...What kind of place WAS this?!
If this was a hostage scenario, it was a pretty strange one. And why would they want to kidnap him, a boring student who got in by luck, compared to a pop idol?
Swallowing thickly, he tried to brush off his anxious and fearful thoughts, grabbing onto the fabric of the couch as he mustered up the courage to speak.
Flandre appeared, awake this time. However, anyone who knew the vampire would know something was wrong, judging by how she stiffened up immediately, looking around frantically in confusion and alarm. Where... where was she? Wasn't she supposed to be in the basement still? How in the world did she get here, wherever 'here' was?
The vampire did notice that there were some people around, but she hesitated on whether she should actually approach them or not. Big sister had said she could hurt people really easily if she wasn't careful, and she didn't want to hurt them. Thinking for a moment, she decided she would talk to them if they approached her first, but not before.
Post by Ver Million on Aug 5, 2016 14:40:00 GMT -5
Kyoko blinked into the house, gazing down at the floor as she held a bag of potato chips. Glancing up, the Puella Magi was relieved to find herself at the House instead of preparing to fight Walpurgis Night. Yet,she felt like there was something different about the place as if a part of it changed... She rolled her eyes, dismissing the claim as something odd that she randomly came up with. Spotting Flandre, the redhead was surprised to see the vampire looking anxious. "Yo! Flan, you alright?" She asked, jogging over to her.
Atsushi backed up at the sight of two more newcomers, instinctively on edge once again. A blonde-haired little girl in a white and red dress, and a young boy who couldn't have been much older than him sitting on the couch. He always did that, and there was no helping it; Old habits die hard.
A red-haired girl had blinked in to talk to the girl, thankfully, and she seemed to recognize her.. But Flandre didn't recognize the older girl? As worrying as it was, there was still the boy..
Recognizing Naegi's own confusion and hesitation, he forced down whatever was telling him to run and approached the couch, circling to face him, mustering whatever calmness he had left. "Er.. I'm going to assume you don't know where you are," he began, "so let me just start by saying nobody here is, uh, going to hurt you." Despite sounding nervous, he personally felt like he did pretty well considering the situation. "So, uh, hi. Welcome to the Paradox House." The shapeshifter tilted his head. "Can I have your name?"
Flandre jumped a good amount when she heard a voice say her name. Her nickname, no less. She turned and stared at the redhead with wide crimson eyes, wings fluttering a little before she finally tilted her head, looking away and awkwardly playing with her ponytail. "I... Uhm... Who are you..?" She mumbled, voice coming out a little bit shaky due to her confusion she was feeling. A deep part of her felt like she should know this, but she didn't understand why.
"...big sister said I shouldn't talk to strangers. 'Cause I might accidentally hurt them."
Post by bright knight on Aug 5, 2016 14:57:54 GMT -5
His gaze darted over to Kyoko and Flandre, mouth slightly agape as they simply appeared in the house, as if he was having some sort of delusion. He blinked hard, rubbing his eyes, wondering if it was an illusion--
His attention was torn away by Atsushi, fixating him with a nervous gaze. After all, he had been here when the lucky student came to, so it wouldn't be hard to imagine that the other might have some harmful intentions. He relaxed a bit when Atsushi mentioned no one wanted to harm him, guessing that he was just as anxious as he was. His curiosity was piqued by one thing, however, and that was the name of the place.
The Paradox House...
"...Oh!" The boy blinked his pale green eyes, having drifted into his thoughts for a moment. "I'm Makoto Naegi. Super High School Level Good Luck. And you...?"
Post by Ver Million on Aug 5, 2016 15:05:05 GMT -5
"Who are you?" "I shouldn't talk to strangers."
Normally, Kyoko would've laughed it off at Flandre's confusion. She was probably playing a prank on her. After all, kids were supposes to be mischievous, right? Except...this wasn't a joke. This was reality; however, the Puella Magi refused to accept. "Flan, stay right here for a bit," She quickly whispered, dashing over to the book shelf. Snatching off a random book and pencil, she clumsily opened it. With a shaky hand, she began drawing a messy picture of a short girl with long hair and horns. "See? This is Kaia. " She pointed at the drawing, trying to keep her voice calm. "Do you remember her?" She scribbled on the pages, her heartbeats quickening. This couldn't be happening, no, this had to be a bad dream.
"H...how about Combeferre? Rae? Enjolras? Luna?" She asked, feeling a twinge of hope that maybe, somehow, the vampire would remember.
"Atsushi Nakajima," he said, relieved the boy was still with him. "It's nice to meet you, Naegi-san. Don't worry, I was just as confused as you were when I first came here," the shapeshifter admitted, as if to sooth him. Atsushi fiddled the uneven part of his hair with two fingers. "Er, truthfully, I don't know much about this place, but I'll try to answer any questions you have.. so far." What was with that title? He was lucky?
"...." Flandre looked at the picture, scrunching her face up in confusion. The picture... it made her feel sad. Really sad. But she didn't understand why, and that fact frustrated and confused her. "...I f-feel like I should know them, but I don't." The vampire finally admitted after a few minutes once she had heard the names, looking up at the redheaded girl again with her eyes watering. "What's going on..? I don't understand what's going on!" She whined a bit, tugging on Kyoko's arm roughly and then pulling back. No, that was exactly the kind of thing she couldn't do to humans. This was a human, right?
Post by Ver Million on Aug 5, 2016 15:13:54 GMT -5
Kyoko felt like her hands were shaking as she held onto the pencil. Realizing that the vampire was yanking her arm, the Puella Magi was anxiously glanced back at Flandre. Anger flared inside her as she wished she could screech at the house, absolutely wreck the cursed place until it becomes nothing but rubble. Every time, every time she was happy, the House always found a way to snatch it away from her grip.
Kaia? An important friend, she felt relaxed around her. She's dead.
Combeferre and Enjolras? She loved teasing them and they were overall nice. Died at the barricade, while Enjolras is expected to meet the same fate eventually.
Everyone else? Well, they either ended up dying or spontaneously stopped blinking in. And now, Flandre whose memories of the House are gone. The redhead was ready to give up, ready to ditch her friends who were ready to face Walpurgis Night.
But, then realization dawned on her. Flandre was alive. Sure, she had lost her memories, but she is alive and in good condition. That should be the only thing that matters, right? She was safe and sound.
"You're...you're in the house," Kyoko began to explain, "It can be scary sometimes, but you'll be fine." Suddenly, she extended her right hand, hoping Flandre would shake it. Forcing a smug yet carefree grin, she added, "The name's Kyoko Sakura. Nice to meet ya."
Post by bright knight on Aug 5, 2016 15:27:11 GMT -5
"It's nice to meet you, Nakajima-san!" Naegi smiled, finally relaxing his tense muscles. "It's nice to know I wasn't the only one taken offguard by this place..." Once Atsushi mentioned thar he would answer any questions, Naegi's smile became a grateful one. "Thank you so much! ...Hm..." He trailed off, placing a hand on his chin in thought.
First, I should start with...
"...How did I get here?" Was he kidnapped? Did he simply... appear, like the other two did? But that made no sense...! Worry crossed his face to accompany these thoughts, a tired sigh leaving him. This was all just so confusing to him...
"Well.." he thought for a few seconds. "Normally, you come here at random intervals of the day. The House just kind of picks you up and places you here.. and time in your world just kind of stops. I mean, at least for me, no time passed at all during my first blink. I came in while I was sitting at a river at sunset, and at least after a solid thirty minutes of being here, I blinked back out and it was still sunset." Atsushi nodded, and suddenly looked sympathetic. "You blinked in while you were sleeping, so that must've been a little more disorienting for you." At least, that's what it looked like when Naegi picked himself up from his laying position on the couch.
"Scary..?" Flandre echoed, then added, "How is it scary?" She did take Kyoko's hand as the redheaded girl offered it, though the vampire, unaware of her own strength, was unfortunately gripping very tightly. Which meant it probably hurt at least a bit for Kyoko.
"I'm Flandre Scarlet," She decided to introduce herself, although she did realize a moment later that if this girl knew her nickname, she probably knew her full name, too. "Uhm... Does big sister know I'm here? Does Sakuya?"
Post by bright knight on Aug 5, 2016 15:53:28 GMT -5
"I-I see..." Honestly, Naegi didn't get it. His head was whirling with astonishment, and the moment felt very, very unreal to him. After all, teleportation was impossible, wasn't it? Then how...? Then how did he get here? There was no other way, and yet he still couldn't believe it.
...Maybe this was a dream? After all, weird things happen in dreams all the time... "...Right," Naegi continued, brushing off his worries for now. His pale eyes glanced around the room, eventually landing on the entrance to the hallway. "...Ah! Where does that lead to?" He pointed to it, curiosity clear in his gaze.
Atsushi watched him process this new information for a few seconds, slightly worried it might be going over his head. Before he could voice this concern, Naegi had already leapt to another question, and he followed his gesture and hummed.
"That leads to the hallway of doors," the shapeshifter explained. "You can access the rest of the rooms there. I'm told they tend to be dangerous, though, so you have to be careful when exploring them." Atsushi didn't want to exactly scare him by quoting Noctin ('life or death situations'), but he didn't want to make the rooms look like a small matter, either..
He paused, briefly. "Before you ask, yes, this room is a safe zone. You're fine here."
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