Ace of Hearts: This Technically Counts As a Training Montage


Well it does! Venus and Asclepius save Koji from some thugs. Koji thinks Venus has been sent to check on him without prompting. Daisuke tries to swear Koji to secrecy.

Date: 2017-06-23
Pose Count: 13
Minako Aino 2017-06-23 05:18:21 79328
    Sailor Venus met Daisuke ontop of a rooftop and gave him a black catsuit and some sort of ski-mask affair. "Put this on. IT'S PUNCHING TIME!" she says with wide eyes. Daisuke probably fusses about this. Knowing him. Maybe. The two then hop rooftops for a few hours until!...
    ThereThere's four Yazuka thugs around Koji now. Two are well dressed in the black suit and tie and sunglasses steroptype, while others have red leather jacket and spiky haircut that could count as a deadly weapon!
    "Ahahaha check out this kid. IS he even worth the effort to rob him?" he says as he tries to push Koji at one of the well dressed ones.
    "Probably not!" says the other criminal. "But maybe we can have some fun anyways." he says.
    This is when Venus comes careeeeeening down from the rooftop in a scream. "COWWWAAABUNGGGAAA!" she calls out. It's some call she heard in an old american cartoon- as she punches one of the well dressed ones into the dirt. Who slowly begins to get back up.
    "COME ON NOW ASCYBUTTAPOLOPLIS!" she calls out to Asclepius. "Your Turn! I know you don't like this! BUT THESE GUYS DESERVE IT I PROMISE YOU THAT!" she calls out upwards to probably this group's confusion.
Koji Silvia 2017-06-23 05:25:22 79329
How or why Koji ended up here this late at night is anyone's guess. Recovering from what happened with Hannah was bad enough, but the shock of his current status is more than enough to leave someone fit for strange behavior. So he left the Earth Court Frat House... and he just walked... and walked... until finally he was confronted here, and being shoved around like the girly little thing he looked like.

As his normal glasses almost fall from his face as he's tossed about, there's a moment where he almost grabs for the broken lenses in his pocket... but then stops and sets his jaw before saying, "I don't have anything worth stealing on me, I swear... just my smartphone. Please, just leave me alone." He's not fighting back, but he does have his shoulders set in an angry stance.
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-06-23 05:31:29 79330
An hour ago. Daisuke said. 'I'm not wearing that.'. Then Minako said things that convinced him to put it on after he henshined and Daisuke followed with blinks throught the air occasionally in flashes of purpose and then they come across. Trouble.

Then Venus leaps off and calls out after him and WHAT!? He's supposed to fight these goons? Why not... spar together? Or hit trash cans or dummies or practice? Fight actual thugs!?

Ugh he leaps off the top of the building and attempts to land on top of one of the spiky haired jerks when---

He successful falls into a gathering of trashcans and two go flying out left and right with a thud.

Daisuke is not good at drop down catches yet. Like at all. IT WAS HIS FIRST ONE EVER!
Minako Aino 2017-06-23 05:38:34 79334
    Sailor Venus sighs and places a hand to forehead in mock exasperation. "Yes, yes, I'm sure those trash cans are HENIOUS villians, but we gotta take care of the thugs, Ascydopolis!" she calls out, continuing to also get his name wrong, as she moves to raises a leg and just sweep kick downwards to kick the thug that was getting back up down to the ground.
    "Come on, which one of you wants the Sailor V Fist of Justice!?" she calls out as she makes swings at the air at the thugs, as if calling them out.
    "And her temporary partner, Ascyslopolis!" she calls out. "THE SCOURGE OF TRASH BINS EVERYWHERE!" she says with extreme seriousness.
    Whelp, Here comes the one remaining well dressed thug coming after her, and the other two begin to slowly nudge towards the trash can pile.
    "These guys are nuts." says one. "Everyone knows Sailor V is a video game character!"
    "SHE IS NOT!" screams Sailor Venus.
Koji Silvia 2017-06-23 05:46:28 79335
It's the 'SCOURGE' part that really sort of snaps Koji's expression up from his position as he's back to a wall, on his butt, and glasses skewed off his eyes... which is probably why he didn't really see either of them in the first place. But perhaps to Venus' chagrin, the one who gets the look isn't her... at least not after the first moment of 'WHAT IN THE' that happens here in these kinds of situations...

Instead he seems to be looking up and over towards Asclepius.

You'd think the kid's seen a Senshi or something before.

Pushing himself up to a standing position once more, he pants and looks on with wide eyes at this level of street violence, and then looks back at Venus before making a conscious choice... which is apparently to bolt at and dive at the legs of one of the two going after the new guy. It's nothing but raw athletic ability and sheer stupid stubborn, because neither of these two know he KNOWS what it's like to be thrown in the deep end hard. But two on one isn't fair... so he tries to do something about it!
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-06-23 05:58:07 79337
Asclepius busts out from the trash cans in a sudden stand and a look of confusion as Koji comes in and sweeps at the legs of one of the guys, probably destablizing him. Ascelpius holds up his hand and a small burst of purple energy flys out. As far as energy blasts go. It's /weak/. It knocks the man the rest of the way over as the other one comes closer. Oh. OH Dammit.

It must had been Koji's intention for him to take the other one.

The thug punches Asclepius square in the face and this hurts. Lukcily, he's henshined so it doesn't hurt SO MUCH but it makes him recoil a moment backwards.

He at least doesn't end up in the trash can pile again.
Minako Aino 2017-06-23 06:03:21 79338
    Sailor Venus just picks up the well dressed man then throws him into the other, as she then yells out a warcry of. "IN THE NAME OF JUSTICE, I WILL PUNISH YOU!" she calls out as she raises a finger gun and then fires a clean crescent beam straight past the group into a bench on the far side of the road. For effect.
    "Bang!~" she winks. "Got it? PUNISH." she calls out.
    The man gets up, watches this, goes wide eyed. "I'M OUT OF HERE." he calls out as he makes a run to an alley across the road. Soon, the others that are not unconcious, do the same. These were non-magical people. This was an easy fight. She smiles.
    "We scared them off! Hiiii!" she waves at Koji. "I'm Sailor Venus! Soldier of Love and Justice! That's Asclepius. He's being sneaky in a catsuit and I'm training him. We have work to do yet!" she says.
    "Hey, are you okay?" she asks at Koji.
Koji Silvia 2017-06-23 06:15:00 79339
There's a peculiar expression on the long-haired boy's face. It's almost like... suspicion. And it goes a step farther, "So you're saying that you just happened to be out here? That no one ordered you to follow me?"

Looking back towards Asclepius once more, that opinion deflates a little, but only because the other young man is obviously dressed up not to be recognized, and if he had the ability to change like others, it wouldn't matter as much. Taking a breath, Koji turns around and finds where his shoulder bag is, slinging it up and over before addressing Venus once more, "If he's really your apprentice you're teaching him the wrong lessons, Miss Venus. What if those two had had knives, or chains... or something worse?! Had you thought about that before you just jumped right in?!"

He sighs and looks away, "I'm not saying I'm ungrateful... thank you... but this is a dangerous business. People get hurt... And sometimes you have to WATCH those people get hurt and still swallow it down and do the job. Just because he can use a little magic doesn't mean he's actually ready to commit to an act of violence. Have you asked him if this is what he wants, Miss Venus?"
Koji Silvia 2017-06-23 06:18:51 79340
There's a peculiar expression on the long-haired boy's face. It's almost like... suspicion. And it goes a step farther, "So you're saying that you just happened to be out here? That no one ordered you to follow me?"

Looking back towards Asclepius once more, that opinion deflates a little, but only because the other young man is obviously dressed up not to be recognized, and if he had the ability to change like others, it wouldn't matter as much. Taking a breath, Koji turns around and finds where his shoulder bag is, slinging it up and over before addressing Venus once more, "If he's really your apprentice you're teaching him the wrong lessons, Miss Venus. What if those two had had knives, or chains... or something worse?! Had you thought about that before you just jumped right in?!"

He sighs and looks away, "I'm not saying I'm ungrateful... thank you... but this is a dangerous business. People get hurt... And sometimes you have to WATCH those people get hurt and still swallow it down and do the job. Just because he can use a little magic doesn't mean he's actually ready to commit to an act of violence. Have you asked him if this is what he wants, Miss Venus?"

After all that, he looks to the other young man and asks him, "I'm sorry... Are you allright?" As he reaches out a hand to help Asclepius up.
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-06-23 06:22:12 79341
Asclepius sighs and rubs his head. "Here. Are any of you hurt?" he asks as he raises his hand up. Then a pause as Koji begins to go on. "What? No. I don't think anyone asked... us to..."

"Venus, no one asked us to be out here right?" he asks pointedly.5R
"She's asked me plenty of times. I've had plenty times to say no." he says softly.

"She's trying to teach me how to fight. I guess through actual fights." he says weakly. "I'm alright. Don't worry about me. I'm a healer." he asides.
Minako Aino 2017-06-23 06:30:50 79343
    Sailor Venus leans forward a bit, hands on hips. "What. Should we be following you? I was taking my friend out for training, like he said!" she says. "I don't even know who you are! If you don't want people to save you next time, you can just say so when people show up next, sheesh." she says as she waves a hand off. Perhaps trying to show just how silly Koji is being in her eyes.
    She flips her hair. "Wait. You're familiar with other Senshi then. You gotta be. Who do ya know?" she asks.
Koji Silvia 2017-06-23 06:35:23 79344
The ordinarily dressed young man replies a bit somberly, "I know plenty. They all hang out with a guy named Mamoru Chiba. I was staying at his place for a couple days to recover from... recent events."

But that's the only name he drops as he smiles a bit more congenially to Asclepius, "There's a couple of girls I know who are training others at gym. If... you give me your name, I can ask them if it's allright if you join in? One's really rough, but she's got a lot of fighting experience. I'm not skilled enough to be her student, but I'm learning the basics from Miss-..." Pausing before he gives any other names, just to be safe, "From my sensei. A-anyways... I'm Silvia Koji. It's good to meet you both... I guess."

And being the polite young man he is, despite his rash statements, he does give a polite bow.
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-06-23 06:39:30 79346
Asclepius eyes go wide. Oh. oh god. "Okay. Okay. I just between you and me ,but those guys can't know about this. Please." he says. "Nothing bad is going on. Mamoru and Kunzite would just give me this talk." he says with a sigh and a face rub.

"My name is Asclepius. I am Endyminon's Chiurgeon. I handle him and the others when Mamoru-san can't." he says. "Just. Lots of. Things. I don't wanna talk about. Here. Or to Kunzite. And just..."

"Okay this was a bad idea. I'm leaving now. Come on Venus. Please? I just wanna. Go get Ice cream or something now." he mutters off as he makes a move to leave.

"J-just be okay, okay?" he asks to Koji.