Darth Locke, Dark Lord of the /Seth/

Sayaka and Seth briefly discuss dark energy, with some equating to a certain western franchise. Also, a kiss does not come to pass...

Date: 2017-09-26
Pose Count: 22
Seth Locke 2017-09-26 02:33:10 83594
It's the Park, and it's night. In fact, it's so well into the dark hours, that just about everyone would be asleep.

And people being asleep means, of course, no witnesses. Plus, a public-scarce environment means less risk of people getting caught in the wake of some event that would qualify as 'something going wrong'.

Taking advantege of these opportunities, is the white-haired demon boy, Seth; recent events have proven that he needs to learn about himself, that he must try to exert some measure of control over his dark powers, as well as a greater measure of self-control, for the sake of himself or those around him.

So, he's in the park, hidden by folliage and bushes and trees, going into meditation techniques to try to find some harmony within.

Or, is it possible that as he does so, he could be staring at the proverbial abyss? And, like Nietzsche said...
Sayaka Miki 2017-09-26 02:47:58 83596
As luck would have it, Sayaka just so happens to be out here in the park at night as well. Having just finished a late night patrol, she is a little exhausted and having just missed the bus, she decides to rest a bit on a park bench, drawing a deep breath as she rests her head back and closes her eyes. If only she could rest for a bit longer..Seth goes largely unnoticed. She's too tired to think about another patrol, or to be on the alert for anything unexpected lurking in the shadows.
Seth Locke 2017-09-26 03:19:56 83601
The meditation continues, until a smell graces his nose - the smell of raspberries - and he opens his eyes. He sharpens his ears, focusing on the detection of heartbeats or faint motions. And his attentions fall upon someone who's on the nearby bench. Someone familiar.

Just showing his head through the folliage to see who it is, and bingo!, the familiar bluenette just happens to be there.

He approaches the girl, really quietly and he comes to lean on the bench, looking straight at her.

"The hotel suite has a fine outdoor view, Miki-san", he says in some dry humor, "but it'll cost 5000 yen for a night. Will that be cash or credit?"

He waits to see her reaction...
Sayaka Miki 2017-09-26 03:25:17 83602
Sayaka Miki was just starting to drift off to sleep, when Seth creeps up behind her in a similar manner to Alex, back when he was an emopire. Still, she is caught off-guard, and her eyes flash open, jumping nearly 5 feet off the ground. "Gah! Seth-kun!? What are you doing, sneaking up on someone like that?" fortunately she's used to his eerie demeanor these days, but it doesnt make things any better. She scrambles back on the bench, peering at hm.
Seth Locke 2017-09-26 03:52:22 83608
"Well, I was trying to see if I could make a certain bluenette fly", the boy says, grinning. "I'll have to work on it."

Then, he gets serious. "Actually, I was seizing the times when everyone's asleep to get some meditation going. And then, our paths crossed like this." He advises, "Resting is at home, you know? You were practically down for the count. Imagine if instead of me, it were some sort of dark predator..."


"...I'm not making much of a case, am I?"
Sayaka Miki 2017-09-26 04:31:31 83614
Sayaka Miki smirks, "Heh, sorry, I may be a super hero, but I havent quite mastered the art of flight. Yet." she grins, relaxing a bit, tapping the bench seat next to her. "Why dont you join me for a bit? Nothing like watching the stars at night after a long day of patrolling and school." she arches a brow, "Heh, you meditate? Really? Didnt think you were the type." Her smile fades a bit, tugging on his arm a bit. "Y'know, you're really bad at jokes. Tell me how you've been..I kinda wanted to talk to you about some stuff.."
Seth Locke 2017-09-26 21:26:57 83615
Seth Locke nods, "Yes, I meditate. I do yoga, in fact." He points to his chest. "Had to do something to try and keep what I had in here going, you know?"

He takes that offered seat, and rests comfortably against it. His eyes glance for a moment at what patterns he can find in the sky, smiling a little, "Yes, I know my jokes are bad. Stand-up just wouldn't suit me, unless it was based on mean remarks."

Then, looking at the Puella, his voice loses the tone that could allude to playfulness, "I've been trying to find some way to keep this darkness in me in check. Also, I've been trying to find out if there were any more of those youmas I unwittingly created. So far, nothing."
Sayaka Miki 2017-09-26 21:37:08 83616
Sayaka Miki nods slowly and smiles a bit sadly, still feeling sorry for him. "Yeah, I guess so. then, I'm glad you've found a point of focus at least." she peers at him curiously, searchingly even, as if looking for any changes in his demeanor. "Seth-kun..How are you doing, lately? I've been..concerned.." Saya frowns a bit, following his gaze skywards, towards the stars.

"I've been talking to Kunzite-san a lot lately. He said that dark energy is largely affected by emotions. And that could be the key to keeping them under control. Of course, you probably know a lot of that already. Feelings of anger, hatred, jealousy..Hopelessness. They probably only make the dark magic stronger. But if you can find things to be happy about, perhaps it would be enough to keep that darkness at bay..?"

As for the bit about tracking down other similar youma, Saya nods and sighs, "Yeah, I've been keeping an eye out for them too. I think we got them all. But, it was kinda weird. They all seemed to have the face of a strange woman in the center of the flower. Do you know who she was?"
Seth Locke 2017-09-26 22:01:28 83617
The white-haired boy nods, "I guess I'm the poster boy for the dark side of the Force in the 'Star Wars' franchise, huh?" He smirks, imitating a certain character that needs no introduction, "Darth Locke, Dark Lord of the /Seth/." He halfway grins.

And all these jokes are really something just to hide the pain of being what he is. Of everything around him being so messed up. And that pain shows when he's forced to comfront that face.

"...That was the face of my mother", his voice could make the room temparature drop a few degrees; nevermind that the room here would be a place that's out in the open.
Sayaka Miki 2017-09-26 22:14:41 83618
Sayaka Miki smirks at Seth, "Heh, it's got a nice ring to it. I think it'd make a GREAT movie!" she shuffles a little nearer, peering up at him with a smile, trying to get him to laugh, "Just remember, even the darkest, evillest, most hopeless villain in Star Wars always found his way back to the light." When he talks about his mother, she arches a brow, a bit surprised. "Woah, seriously? So..Since those flower youma were leaked from the dark energy surrounding you, and created from your mind and emotions..Does that mean it's all about your feelings towards your mother?" she sighs, reaching over suddenly, hugging him tightly. "I'm sorry. You must really miss her..."
Seth Locke 2017-09-26 22:30:31 83619
And that hug is returned, indeed. "It could be. No...", he immediately corrects, "that's exactly what it is." He frowns, recalling - are those memories really his? "My mother was the world to me, to my little sister. Super mom, to say the least." His face goes stoic, "When she died, it was the greatest conundrum of the world. And now, it's unfolding and I'm part of it."

"Not every villain has found its way to the light", he says. "What if I'm the Emperor?"
Sayaka Miki 2017-09-26 22:51:18 83620
Sayaka Miki nods, squeezing him lightly, her touch warm. "Yeah, you told me a bit about her before. She seemed like a kind woman. And it's terrible that you lost her that way. But she'll always be in your memories, and your heart..Sometimes, the memories are what you need to cling to, to make you smile..." Her smile fades a bit when he mentions the 'Emperor', and Saya frowns a little now, looking almost angry as she, grabs him by the shoulders, shaking him a little. "Seth-kun, stop it! Dont think like that! You haven't lost everything now, have you? You may have lost your mom, but what about your sister? She needs you..And so do your friends. Maybe you should focus on what you have, and not what you've lost! And..I'm your friend too..Aren't I?"
Seth Locke 2017-09-26 23:13:27 83621
"Of course you are, Sayaka-chan", he replies. "You're more than that, and you know it." There's a smile there, his golden eyes starting to glow. It's nothing like when he stole the kiss from Sayaka, the one that brought her into unconsciousness - no, this seems tender, driven by feelings of the heart.

He closes in, slowly, giving a chance for Sayaka to join in the expression of affection...
Sayaka Miki 2017-09-26 23:24:46 83622
Sayaka Miki sighs a bit and nods. "Yeah..I know. I'm sorry about all that.." she hasn't pulled away yet, although her expression softens a bit, eyes closing a bit tiredly. "And I like you too.." She moves a little closer, her lips barely a hair's breadth away from his, her grasp on his shoulders a bit gentler now. She looks like she might just kiss him. And why not? Saya's so tired of fighting, and Seth has always been there for her...But..Her eyes flash open suddenly, frowning, pulling away a bit but not letting go completely. "Sorry..I can't do this."
Seth Locke 2017-09-26 23:37:49 83624
And that kiss... Is. Not. Happening.

Seth lets Sayaka pull away as much as she wants. But his gaze doesn't drop from hers, waiting on some sort of explanation as to why not.
Sayaka Miki 2017-09-26 23:44:17 83625
Sayaka Miki draws a deep breath, looking away, looking anywhere but at Seth's disappointed face. "I like you, Seth, but I like Alex...And..." she doesnt quite finish that sentence, feeling guilty, knowing she'd shown interest in Seth too. And even if it was for selfish reasons at first when she'd kissed him... "I'm not gonna betray him. And yeah, I'm a jerk for kissing you before..For trying to get over him with you..For actually kinda liking you.." She'd tried to explain all this before, but maybe it didn't come out quite right. "And this is definitely not what you need right now, so I should really probably go.."
Seth Locke 2017-09-27 00:11:38 83628
"And this is Facebook Syndrome explained:", Seth smirks, followed by a rolling of his eyes, "it's complicated."

He sighs, and gets up, "It's good to see that you've made a decision, Sayaka-chan, and that your decision remains unchanged. But I had to try and fight for this, even if one last time." His fists clench, so hard that the sound of joints softly crack. "Now, I must deal with the loss of ground." His body darkens as he begins to step away, becomes smoke and shadows, and fades off into the dark.

<<See you around, Sayaka-chan.>>
Sayaka Miki 2017-09-27 00:15:13 83630
Sayaka Miki frowns, climbing to her feet slowly. "Yeah...I guess so. I guess I really am a jerk, and I dont deserve your friendship, heck, you should really just punch me right now, getting it out of your system.." she laughs nervously, but this isnt the time for jokes. With a soft sigh she watches as he fades off, a look of concern in her eyes. "Seth-kun...Dont do anything rash! I'm sorry.." But right now, she's the last thing he needs. With another tired sigh, Saya hurries off, feeling a cold wind start to blow. Phew, feels like a storm is approaching.
Sayaka Miki 2017-09-29 18:25:02 83938
Sayaka Miki didnt usually play hookey these days, but today she was feeling particularly blue, and school just wasnt cutting it. Neither was running about like a Puella Magi, trying to beat up the bad guys. No, today, she is simply Sayaka Miki, practicing with her kendo sword in the park, trying to take out her frustrations on an imaginary opponent. In fact, it had been a while since she'd transformed and tracked down a witch or wraith and her grief cube reserves had been pretty much exhausted. Even her ring was starting to show some darkness in it. Sayaka didnt seem to notice or care; She was too busy trying to lose herself in her Kendo.
Sayaka Miki 2017-09-29 19:10:54 83940
Sayaka Miki is too deep into her practicing to notice anything or anyone out of the ordinary. But when she pauses to take a break and grab a drink of water from her bag at a nearby bench, she just happens to glance over in Seth's general direction..And freezes when she sees him. "Oh. Uh..Seth-kun. Hi......" She bites her lip, glancing a little to the side rather awkwardly, unable to look him in the eye. She knows she is the last thing he wants to see right now.
Sayaka Miki 2017-09-29 19:23:03 83942
Sayaka Miki reaches her bag and starts to take a long sip of her water, totally focused on her bottle. She cant help but shiver under his cold stare, which makes her uncomfortable to the point where she flinches visibly. "Um...Are you alright?" she peers at him with concern, knowing full well he is not okay, knowing full well this is all her fault. As usual. She sighs. "Look, Seth, what do you want me to do? Would it make you feel better if you punched me to a bloody pulp? I wouldn't stop you. Go ahead. Maybe it'd make me feel better too."
Sayaka Miki 2017-09-29 20:31:34 83947
Sayaka Miki blinks slowly, peering at him curiously. "Yeah, I guess I am pretty weak, that's why I did it, but it wasn't an illusion at all. I wasn't even with him at the time, and yeah, I was drunk when I agreed on the date, but I really did have fun with you, and I liked you. I just..." she shrugs, "Guess I was just trying to feel better after a rejection, and totally didnt expect to get together with him when I did." As for Alex being there for her..? She laughs, shaking her head, "Nah, he'd probably be pissed if he knew the truth, probably break up with me anyway. But that's okay. At least I'm trying to own up to my mistakes..And I'm sorry, for what it's worth. I hope some day you can forgive me." Saya busies herself with putting her sword away now, finding it hard to look at him.