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Day 9 - Ghost?

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Oct. 31st, 2006 | 08:52 pm
location: La Peur
mood: Afraid
music: ghosts -system of a down
posted by: a_military_dog in facadelogs

Characters:Ed and if anyone wants to bump into him, feel free.
When: Evening (all hollows eve)
Where: La Peur
Warnings: Might get a bit creepy, but what you expect? Oh and angst. Yup, expect angst. This will not be nice for Ed.
Summary: Edward sees his mother...but wait isn't she dead? No wait, that's not her...


Edward could swear that he he heard screams....no, it was more like wails of terror. He ran onward, his braid bouncing , determined to find the source of the screams. He stopped before a white building. It looked like a church. There. The sound was coming from there.

"Hello?!" he called out. "Hey, do you need help?"

He stepped through and what felt like a wave of nausea instantly slammed into his chest. It was fear. The screams were louder now, and very clear. Curtains obscured his view , so he still couldn't find the source.

Pushing past them, he called out again. "Where are you?! Answer me!"

The curains snagged at him,clinging to him like green shadows, hindering his progress. Apprehension and adrenaline were getting to him more and more with every scream he heard. He tranmutated his auto-mail into a blade and sliced through the curtains.

The center of the room was off damp earth. He might have taken mind of the pit there if not for the person standing before it. Her brown hair was tied in its usual fashion and fell over her shoulder. Her smile reached those benevolent brown eyes.Those eyes had watched him grow up. Edward thought his heart would stop.

"M-mom?"Ed whispered. " Is it really you?"

She smiled at him. "Edward."

Her voice was low and sweet. No one else had that voice.

"Mom...."tears welled up in the boy's eyes. "How?"

Shaking, he took unsteady steps towards her.

"Where is your brother Edward?" his mother whispered.

Ed's eyes widened momentarily. Then he looked away, ashamed. "I'm sorry. I don't know. We got seperated....we...I'm so.."

Suddenly she was right in front of him, her finger on his lips. Her eyes looking right into his. He felt like the emotion was going to kill him.

"My poor child. You must have had a rough time...I know I would feel terrible -"

Ed's eyes grew wider if that were possible. Tricia Elric's form seemed to be changing. Melting way. Into someone like her, but different.

" - if it were my fault that someone I loved were gone. But you know all about that, don't you Edward Elric....you murderer." the new face and voice sneered.

"Sloth....no!" Ed screamed. " Bring her back! Bring my mom back! Why are you here?"

The apparation of the humuculi smiled. "Or what? Will you kill me..her...again?"

"SHUT UP!" the blonde cried, falling to his knees and clutching his head. "Shut up , shut up, SHUT UP!"

Suddenly Edward's body seized , and he felt darkness cloud his vision.

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a_military_dog

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from: a_military_dog
date: Nov. 3rd, 2006 11:40 pm (UTC)
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(OOC:He's already passed out!)

Edward could hear a voice that was neither Sloth's nor his mother's , but he was powerless to respond to it. After his body had slid face down all he was aware of was this paralyzing fear and he kept asking himself over and over again if he was having a nightmare, because this just couldn't be real. And if if was, could he PLEASE just wake up or pass out all together.

The voice, whoever it was, was getting further away; maybe his wish was being granted.

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keymasterriku

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from: keymasterriku
date: Nov. 4th, 2006 04:17 am (UTC)
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"Edward?" Fear crept into Riku's voice, it was unlike Edward, well true Riku didn't know that much about Edward. But the guy clearly had what it took to endure more then an empty room before feeling the need to pass out. The fear he pushed to the back of his head was turning into to a gnawing panic as growing concern was mixed in. As much as he had ribbed Edward about his height, Riku knew he had a problem on his hands. His body was wrecked no lie, but he couldn't leave Edward in a place that obviously wasn't good for him. So deciding to put off any healing he may have accomplished, Riku slipped himself under Edwards real arm, and dragged the young man up.

To say it hurt was nothing, he couldn't draw a deep breath, his body was hunched over in a position that wasn't helping him any. Riku slowly worked laboring away at getting Edward out of the church as soon as possible. Even as he felt a pair of eyes on his back staring at him. In the back of his mind he could hear a voice telling him to turn around and face the threat. But Edward needed him, so he repeated that to himself over and over again while working his way to the front of the church. But just before he passed the threshhold he turned around once. In the now deeper darkness of the church a pair of gold eyes looked out at him for a moment before they were gone. Gold, and a flash of silver.

(OOC: If this is a problem I can edit... you're never online so I never know... *Wails)

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a_military_dog

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from: a_military_dog
date: Nov. 5th, 2006 03:51 am (UTC)
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Ed didn't know it, because his mind was in a place where he was less than aware at the moment, but the awful effects that the church had had on him were starting to realease their hold on him. His heart rate had returned to normal and though he did feel kind of sick the fear and dread were leaving him allowing his mind to return to his normal state of reason.

He felt support around his body and it vaguely felt as though someone was leading him along.

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keymasterriku

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from: keymasterriku
date: Nov. 5th, 2006 03:59 am (UTC)
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Riku continued along fighting down the pain in his body, catching himself several times from nearly blacking out. Stupid as it was, Edward was so small, hardly heavy, so why couldn't he just suck it up and get them back to the hotel? Why did he keep feeling like he wanted to collapse from the stress? He wasn't weak! He wasn't going to collapse from something as simple as carrying Edward out of the church. And he didn't see Ansem in the shadows! He couldn't have! Sora defeated Ansem!
Riku shoved the image of gold eyes out of his head as he worked, until finally in the looming darkness of evening he saw the hotel in the distance. Just a little further and they'd be as close to safe as anyplace here...

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a_military_dog

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from: a_military_dog
date: Nov. 5th, 2006 04:04 am (UTC)
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The shorter boy's eyes fluttered then opened. His eyes came into focus.

"Riku?" he said drowsily.

He straightened up and tried to stand on his own, albeit shakily.

"What the hell - WHAT WERE YOU TRYING TO DO?! YOU WERE CARRYING ME? You're injured you idiot!" he bellowed.

He would have taken a swing at Riku had he only the strength. Slowly his mind grasped what had passed...or at least what he thought had passed.

"Did you you see her?" he demande sudden;y.

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keymasterriku

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from: keymasterriku
date: Nov. 5th, 2006 04:09 am (UTC)
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"See who? All I saw was a midget passed out on the ground." Riku countered having been giving enough time to hide his worry. So now the only expression on his face was that of 'Can you *not* stay out of trouble'? Though he struggled to hide the pain from having to carry the teen as far as he had.

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a_military_dog

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from: a_military_dog
date: Nov. 5th, 2006 04:16 am (UTC)
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"Th-that woman in the church? Did you see her?" Ed asked trying to keep his voice stable. " I am not a - I was really out then?"

He needed to know what had happened. It wasn't a nightmare. The only other options was that it was an illusion or he had a bout of temporary insanity.

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keymasterriku

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from: keymasterriku
date: Nov. 5th, 2006 04:23 am (UTC)
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"There was... unless the woman has gold eyes or wears silver, I didn't see anyone else but you. And yeah you were out of it, all the way until now. Why did you even go to that church?" Riku asked the concern that he had hidden slowly showing again in his eyes. Under his bangs, his eyes studied Edward, after all Edward clearly had his own skeletons in his past.

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a_military_dog

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from: a_military_dog
date: Nov. 5th, 2006 04:27 am (UTC)
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He paused for a moment. "I didn't see who you described, I saw....."

But it was impossbile. His mother and Sloth were dead. Did he really wanted one of the only people he talked to in this town to think he was mental?

"...you know what? Just forget it."he mumbled, looking away. He hesitated then asked. "Didn't you hear screams coming from that place?"

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keymasterriku

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from: keymasterriku
date: Nov. 5th, 2006 04:32 am (UTC)
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"Forget what? That I saw you passed out in a church? A church that for no reason what so ever inspired such fear in me? Not likely... I looked down from the room and saw you running off to somewhere else. I followed you to the church, when I got there you were... I guess shut down, like something just cut you off from the world, then you passed out. So I carried you back, but when I got to the doors, that's when I saw those eyes." Riku recounted for Edward, as he stood out in the night, feeling as though darkness was alive around him.

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a_military_dog

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from: a_military_dog
date: Nov. 5th, 2006 09:21 pm (UTC)
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"I'm sure knowing my stubborness that I would have gotten up eventually." he joked, lightly. "I went to the chapel because I heard screaming. I thought maybe the heartless things you had mentioned were attacking someone. "

Ed paused for a moment then continued. "Was the person you saw there by any chance someone that was supposed to be dead?"

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keymasterriku

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from: keymasterriku
date: Nov. 5th, 2006 09:24 pm (UTC)
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... "I don't know, he's right here if he's anywhere else." Riku replied with a sardonic twist of the lips tapping his fingers over his heart. "I thought he was gone... But if I saw him... then I shouldn't come back with you any farther then this."

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a_military_dog

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from: a_military_dog
date: Nov. 5th, 2006 10:03 pm (UTC)
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"Don't be dumb."Ed retorted, even though he wasn't sure what Riku meant by gesturing at his chest. "I'm sure there's only room for one ego in that body."

Edwards sighed and crossed his arms over his chest."And I sure as hell ain't letting what I saw inside of me...except...I do wish I could see my..but that's stupid. When somebody's gone they're gone."

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keymasterriku

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from: keymasterriku
date: Nov. 5th, 2006 10:06 pm (UTC)
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"No, it's not an ego I'm talking about, it's the heart. Though... if you saw the ghost of someone dead, they can't possess you. Maybe it's that church?" Riku offered calmly as he stood there letting a hand rest on his hip as he began thinking about what Edward may have seen.

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a_military_dog

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from: a_military_dog
date: Nov. 5th, 2006 10:12 pm (UTC)
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"Both people I saw were dead." Ed stated grimly. "My mother has been dead for years. As for the other one.....I killed her myself."

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keymasterriku

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from: keymasterriku
date: Nov. 5th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC)
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"The dead can not return, but we've already accepted that this whole town is rather odd. Perhaps it's a fluke of the town that allowed you to see them? And the church's penchant for inducing fear made you pass out?" Riku offered gently realizing that this having to do with parents was something to be treaded lightly.

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a_military_dog

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from: a_military_dog
date: Nov. 5th, 2006 10:23 pm (UTC)
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"Maybe..."Ed admitted. " There seemed to be something twisted about that whole building. Yet, I couldn't not go."

He was privately relieved that Riku ahd not asked him to go into to detail about why he had killed someone. He didn't really want to relive it, even though Sloth was a monster that wouldn't have even needed killing to begin with if he hadn't created it.

"But you slept in one ofthe temples. It didn't seem to bother you." Ed countered after some thought.

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keymasterriku

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from: keymasterriku
date: Nov. 5th, 2006 10:32 pm (UTC)
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"We'd have to check out the other churches, but honestly I couldn't tell the difference. Though I wasn't in any mood to banter until after I met you. But then again, I have been in a rather morbid mood since before I arrived, maybe the church just intensified it."

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a_military_dog

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from: a_military_dog
date: Nov. 6th, 2006 01:11 am (UTC)
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"Yeah, you are rather the depresssing one."Ed teased. "I bet you were immune!"

Ed was feeling a little better joking with the other boy and not forcing it.

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keymasterriku

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from: keymasterriku
date: Nov. 6th, 2006 01:20 am (UTC)
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"Oh, I found the Black Mask," Riku informed Edward. "I even made sure they had little platforms behind the counters so you could see over the counters."

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a_military_dog

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from: a_military_dog
date: Nov. 6th, 2006 03:09 am (UTC)
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Ed's fist connected squarely with Riku's left shoulder. "ARg!I am not a guineas book of world records midget!!!! That's so typical of you! You help me then you piss me off!"

Glaring he added,"You had no buisness picking me up in the first place. You WANT to reopen all your wounds or something?"

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keymasterriku

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from: keymasterriku
date: Nov. 6th, 2006 03:12 am (UTC)
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Riku began laughing even as he rubbed his shoulder. "I want you safe," was his sole answer as he backed up mockingly from the Sniffer in the red coat.

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a_military_dog

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from: a_military_dog
date: Nov. 6th, 2006 03:14 am (UTC)
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Ed wasn't sure how to reply to that. After all, he wasn't usued to other people having to come rescue him.

"It's not your reponsibilty to - thanks."he mumbled. " About the Mask, I heard it was located near Zenith Market.Is that right?"

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keymasterriku

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from: keymasterriku
date: Nov. 6th, 2006 03:17 am (UTC)
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"That's right, I talked to someone, his name was 'Vexen'. He was odd... he wasn't like everyone else here, all cheerful, even seemed to believe that it was normal for this town to be this way." Riku reported calmly.

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a_military_dog

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from: a_military_dog
date: Nov. 6th, 2006 03:20 am (UTC)
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"Yeah! That's the guy that was looking to hire some help." Edward replied enthusiastically. "Well, most scientists ARE weird, from my experience. So that's praobably why he seems different."

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keymasterriku

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from: keymasterriku
date: Nov. 6th, 2006 03:22 am (UTC)
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"You should get some rest. I'll go check out the church, especially if you plan on getting a job down there. It's not a short walk after all." Riku pointed out quietly.

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a_military_dog

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from: a_military_dog
date: Nov. 6th, 2006 03:25 am (UTC)
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"I got my rest, thanks.What does checking out the church have to do with anything?" Ed asked.

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keymasterriku

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from: keymasterriku
date: Nov. 6th, 2006 03:29 am (UTC)
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"I..." Riku shook his head. "Might as well start there, then check out the other churches. I'm still curious about why it would induce a sense of fear in a person, who wants a church like that around?"

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a_military_dog

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from: a_military_dog
date: Nov. 6th, 2006 03:32 am (UTC)
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"Maybe you shouldn't go alone." Ed said uneasily. " Look at what it did to me."

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keymasterriku

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from: keymasterriku
date: Nov. 6th, 2006 03:36 am (UTC)
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"That's nothing compared to the worse case scenerio. Also as you love to point out, I'm not in the best of conditions. It would less costly if I go alone then if we go together, if there has to be a sacrifice, it's best to sacrifice the expendable one."

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a_military_dog

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from: a_military_dog
date: Nov. 6th, 2006 03:39 am (UTC)
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"Will you stop saying stuff like that?!" Ed snapped. " Look it makes me wonder when you put yourself in a negetive light, because I think it's all in your head. If you were ever one of the bad guys, you're not now, so just let go of it allready!"

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keymasterriku

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from: keymasterriku
date: Nov. 6th, 2006 03:43 am (UTC)
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"Hmph, if it will make you happy, I'll keep it to myself then... How about this... In the morning, when the sun is fully in the sky, I'll go back to that one church. If I find anything, magic or otherwise that would induce emotions or cause images to be displayed. I'll report it back to you?" He asked finally trying to appease the midget alchimist.

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a_military_dog

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from: a_military_dog
date: Nov. 6th, 2006 03:45 am (UTC)
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Edward sighed. Why couldn't they both just forget about the place?

"Fine." he replied. "So. Are you going to show me where the Black Mask is allready or just give directions?"

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keymasterriku

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from: keymasterriku
date: Nov. 6th, 2006 03:46 am (UTC)
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"Yeah, I can show you," He said walking back towards Edward and making to pick the guy up bridal style. "But I want to get back to bed sometime this week so allow me." He smirked.

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a_military_dog

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from: a_military_dog
date: Nov. 6th, 2006 03:49 am (UTC)
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"NANI?!!!" Ed cried, backing away. "I told you not to do that you injured fool! Besides that looks so..."

He stopped and scratched his head a moment. "What was that Katou guy calling it? Gae? Ghey...hmmm?"

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keymasterriku

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from: keymasterriku
date: Nov. 6th, 2006 03:51 am (UTC)
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"But as short as you are we'll have to take all night to find the place!" Riku argued chuckling before backing up again. "Fine fine, I guess we can spend a month with you trying to keep up with me." He remarked before pulling out his side kick. "I put some of the landmarks in my side kick... Here, in case I'm not around and you get lost."

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a_military_dog

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from: a_military_dog
date: Nov. 6th, 2006 03:53 am (UTC)
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"You try to pick me up again and whether it takes a month or not I'll kill you." Ed growled. "Let's just go. Show me when we get back."

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keymasterriku

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from: keymasterriku
date: Nov. 6th, 2006 03:58 am (UTC)
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Riku nodded and walked off into the night, his eyes picking out things as easily as if it was daytime. It was odd yet comforting, traveling with someone about his own age. Edward was a capable person, what could have caused him to black out like that in the church? It didn't seem normal, and that worried Riku as much as the darkness in his own heart. Was it safe? Was it safe for Riku to travel with Edward like this? What if Ansem was just waiting around for a chance to regain his strength and take over Riku's body again. Then again maybe that was the point... Wait until Riku was strong enough again then he would take the body for himself.

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