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Re: [RP][Annasiel] Doki-Doki Channel!

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:07 am
by UmbraSight
Akane

“... the fall of Paris in mid-2013 lead to the mass migration of refugees to a military camp set into the old fortifications of the Maginot Line. This operation is seen as one of the last major offensives before the appearance of witches, the technical and logistical achievements surpassed only by the reclamation of Paris in late-2019. Though few live in the city today…”

Aki wriggled in her seat as the teacher lectured on, the page of her notebook long filled by a few short scratchings of notes that were above a mass of doodles all competing of space. The large Grimm-wolf-thing in the middle was winning! Though portions of its leg were actually just dates, but that was fine! A leg is a leg. Her eyes found themselves flicking to the clock again, but the stubborn minute hand was still so far away from the 10! It should have moved some since she looked last! Right? Maybe the clock was slow today!

Why was class taking so long today? If class just ended then she and Leo could play!

Overhead the speakers played three light tones, and Aki’s ears perked. A stern woman’s voice spoke, “Would Akane Okami and Leonora Midas please come to the front office, you have visitors.” Aki quirked her head to one side as all eyes on the room turned towards her, and she looked to the teacher. Mr Mazaki gave her a nod.

“Remember to do your reading tonight.” He said as Akane sprung to her feet. He held up a hand as she started towards the door. “Okami-san, don’t forget your bags.” He said, causing Akane to quickly turn in place and scoop up her shoulder bag.

“Thank you!” She said cheerfully as she hurried out the door.

Re: [RP][Annasiel] Doki-Doki Channel!

Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:37 am
by Annasiel
Leonora

Math. Math, math, math, math, math. It was a messy, stupid thing, full of boring symbols with little meaning besides the meaning they were intended to have. They had a song, just like all other things, but their song wasn't some intricate sculpture of impressions. It was a single, blank note of irreconcilable boredom.

"As you can see, this problem demonstrates a standard form equation. To properly convert it to quadratic, you must first..."

Leo yawned. At least Miss Yuko didn't try to make it interesting. That might have annoyed the girl, instead of just boring her. No, her teacher sung the note in the way it was meant to be sung -- in a monotonous voice bordering on deadpan sarcastic. Leo made little show of concealing her disinterest, leaning back in her chair and opening a book about a much more interesting subject. A foundation on aesthetic philosophy far outweighed the entertainment value of simple math. Where math was logic in its most mundane, philosophy elevated it to a new level, taking the drab notes and laying them out into a veritable symphony.

“Would Akane Okami and Leonora Midas please come to the front office, you have visitors.”

Leo stood bolt upright with a startled yelp, knocking her chair over backwards. Frantically, she glanced around at the other students, all of which were looking at her with mild curiosity.

"It was not me!" she exclaimed. "Someone else made of painting in library wall! Not me, no no!"

The class stared back blankly, Miss Yuko raised a eyebrow, and Leo cowed, bowing her head and scurrying quickly out of the classroom. Far too late, she realized she'd left her book back on her desk. Frustration poked at her thoughts for a moment. Who did her classmates think they were, making her leave in a hurry like that? Bad people, that's who. They made her forget the book she was reading! She made a mental note to go back and retrieve it when they weren't staring at her with their fire eyes.

The frustration was quickly shoved aside at the sight of her best friend.

"Aki!" she called, running over to fall in pace beside. "Hihi. I did not make painting on library wall."

Re: [RP][Annasiel] Doki-Doki Channel!

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:16 am
by UmbraSight
Akane
“Leo!! Hi! Did something happen in the library?” Akane said, with a bounce in the step as her best friend rushed over to walk with her. That's right they were both being called to the front office, that means that they would walk together to go see their visitors! What sort of visitors did they have though? She didn’t often get visitors during school! Or at all, really. Or get her name called over the speakers. The more she thought of it the weirder it all seemed! So many new things all at once!! Oh! They helped chase off a scary Grimm a few days ago, maybe they were getting a reward because of that! That would be nice!

“So what do you think we’re getting called to the office for? They almost never call anyone to the office if they aren’t with the DDC! Maybe this is about the Grimm we fought yesterday! There was that really weird and scary guy too! Maybe they want to know something about him?? Do you think it could be something else? I can’t think of any other reason that they would call both of us at once? What do you think Leo?” Aki chittered away happily as she bounced down the hallway towards the main office, all thoughts of a poor innocent library wall lost.

Re: [RP][Annasiel] Doki-Doki Channel!

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:53 am
by Annasiel
Leonora

"I made painting on library wall," Leo admitted, in direct contrast to her previous insistence. It was a very pretty painting, one with lots of swirls and spirals and colors, and she'd be a bit disappointed if no one admired it for her work. With detective-like acumen, though, Leo arrived at the conclusion this had little to do with her painting, something else entirely. Something dark and bitter, like a flat held far too long.

"I am thinking it has something doing with the yesterday Grimm," she said sagely, "and not-good-man too. I am thinking they want know of things about, yes."

Sometimes Aki needed a bit of help from her boundless seas of wisdom. The girl was bright and full of energy, but Leo, yes Leo, was the real brains of the outfit. She took the lead, opening the door of the main office to show the dean, Mrs. Rida, and a sallow-faced man sitting around the desk. The sallow man turned slowly to look at the two girls as they entered, offering a tired smile.

"Hello, girls," Mrs. Rida said, templing her hands tightly on the desk. She did not look wholly pleased, nor did she look wholly unpleased. Somewhere between eating a dragonfruit and sucking on a sour grape. "This is Mr. Artemis. He is a handler for Doki-Doki Channel: Kids."

"Good morning," Mr. Artemis said. His voice was soft, and had a slight European accent.

Re: [RP][Annasiel] Doki-Doki Channel!

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:59 am
by UmbraSight
Akane

“Oh! That’s cool! We should go sneak a look later if we can!” Akane said, as cheerful as one could be while walking to the principal’s office, which, as astonishing as it might seem, was very cheerful. She nodded enthusiastically along as Leo mentioned that they were likely being called to the office because of the Grimm from last night. Was it because the one Grimm was a weird one? Or did they just do a really good job? It would all be so cool to find out!

Aki scurried her way into the principal’s office, and if she could read the mood of the room, then she definitely didn’t show it. “Hi! It’s nice to meet you mister! I watch the kids program all the time! I really like to watch Artie, she’s really really cool!” Aki said, bouncing on her heels as if they had been replaced by springs. “Oh! Why did you want to talk to us?”

Re: [RP][Annasiel] Doki-Doki Channel!

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:13 am
by Annasiel
Leonora

Leo was on the brink of saying that the kid's program was for kids, which she obviously wasn't, but Aki's excited remark stilled the words in her mouth. Not just held them back, but erased them from existence, leaving Leo thinking the kid's program wasn't so bad after all. It was common for this to happen around Aki. Leo would think one thing, then Aki would proclaim the exact opposite, and well -- she didn't think it as changing her mind. She obviously agreed with Aki all along, and always agreed with Aki, except when she didn't, which was never.

Hum.

"Artie nice," the bird girl muttered. She had no clue who this Artie was and had no intention of checking them out, but they were probably okay. After all, they were on the kid's program, and the kid's program wasn't so bad after all.

Mr. Artemis folded his hands. He looked like the sort of man who folded his hands often and rarely did anything but frown slightly. In a moment of clarity, Leo realized the bitter feeling was coming from him. She narrowed her eyes.

"Bad man," she said. "Bad man goes away now."

The man, surprisingly, took a break from frowning to display an expression of slight shock.

"I... don't believe we've met, Leonora," he said, pushing his glasses up his nose with his pinky without ever unfolding his hands. "So I don't know how you can reach such judgements about my character."

"She does that a lot," Mrs. Rida grumbled in reply. "My previous offer is still open, you know. You can take Okami. I don't think Midas has proven herself ready for field work."

"Nonsense, nonsense, I'd never split a pair." Mr. Artemis leaned towards Aki, face returning to the stern, impassive slight-frown. "You two are a pair, yes? Inseparable? Best of friends?"

Re: [RP][Annasiel] Doki-Doki Channel!

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:37 pm
by UmbraSight
Akane
“Inseparable?” Aki’s head quirked to one side as a light sparkled away in her eyes. She continued to bounce away on her heels as excitement and energy tried to find some way to escape her body and make itself known to the world around. Aki wasn’t fully sure what was happening, but Mr Artemis knew that they were good friends and wanted them to do something together! Something cool! Like partners! If Mr Artemis’ stern expression was meant to bring some sense of gravity to this situation it had long met it match against Akane’s enthusiasm.

“Yeah! We’re best friends and we’ve done all sorts of things together! Like we won that scavenger hunt! Oh and we had this really cool slumber party!!”

Re: [RP][Annasiel] Doki-Doki Channel!

Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 10:07 am
by Annasiel
Leonora

"Then I believe my case has been made for me," Mr. Artemis said, bending back with a curt nod of his head. Mrs. Rida looked yet unconvinced.

"Mr. Artemis, if you-"

"Nonsense. It's scientifically proven that witches both perform better and maintain better morale overall when working alongside a friend," he interjected. "Besides, it incentivizes them to win. To survive."

He placed one hand on Aki's shoulder, the other ruffling her hair. Leo hissed. This was wrong. This was dangerous. Something about this man smelled bitter, and Leo didn't trust it at all.

"Do not touch," she muttered, but it was too quiet for anyone there to hear.

"Now, if everything is set, I'd like to take the girls out for a little briefing. Show them the ropes, so to speak. Is this amenable?" Mrs. Rida hesitated, then nodded slowly.

"I suppose so, if you're absolutely certain," she replied, each word curt and deliberate. Mr. Artemis clapped his hands, face, for the first time, breaking into a genuine smile.

"Perfect. Then I will leave the paperwork to you." This time, he placed his hands on both of their shoulders, attempting to steer them towards the door. "Aki, Leo, how does ice cream in the park sound?"

Re: [RP][Annasiel] Doki-Doki Channel!

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 5:08 am
by UmbraSight
Akane
Aki squirmed in place as the man mussed her hair. Were they going to get to be magical girls together? Like on tv and everything? That was so cool! Leo and her could show off what good friends they were! That would be so much fun!

Her ears perked at mention of heading out early, and her head quirked to one side. They were leaving school early to learn magical girl things? And she was getting to spend the afternoon with Leo? Aki bounced in place, if she had any misgiving about their handler-to-be, she clearly couldn’t notice over her excitement.

“That sounds like fun!” Aki chirped. Her head turned towards Leo, “What sort of ice cream is your favorite Leo?” She asked, cheerfully as she was pushed towards the door.

Re: [RP][Annasiel] Doki-Doki Channel!

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 9:02 am
by Annasiel
Leonora

Leo shot Mr. Artemis a glare sharp enough to cut metal. This was all obviously a ploy to try and get their goodwill. She wasn't sure how Aki didn't notice it yet, but in the meantime, Leo would do the noticing for her. It was the least she could do to protect her best friend.

"Favorite ice cream not make matters," she practically growled. "Bad. Man. Listen, Aki. He bad. Make bad man person."

Artemis only raised his eyebrows in reply, hand fishing leisurely in his pocket. He pulled out a battered pack of light blue cigarettes, popped out one of the slim sticks, then checked his other pocket for a lighter. When he didn't seem to find one, he sighed, and began to chew idly on the end of the cigarette.

"Listen, Leo. I only had to take Akane, but I chose to bring you along as well, as a gesture of goodwill." He pulled the cigarette out of his mouth, tapping it in Aki's direction. "Is your friend always like this? I'd read she was troublesome, but I was expecting... I don't know. A rebellious type, based on what she's gotten up to. A punk, so to say. Excuse me if I'm a little thrown off."