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Date: 2019-01-13
Pose Count: 9
Lacrima 2019-01-13 00:38:46 102566
Lacrima texts Alexis. 'Need to talk. Not doing well. Ryo is a....' and then there is a bunch of words that are surprisingly in Lacrima's vocabulary that dare never be typed out. She'll apologize for her French after. Alexis is probably sure none of those we're French. Probably.

She says to meet at the usual away spot. She means that spot out at the end of the pier. The one Lacrima is always surprised that Alexis can chain boost land to despite there not being a building in any reasonable length of distance away.

She's there this time, looking towards the city. She's watching intently. She wants to watch this happen.

What him appear from the direction there isn't even any buildings or land at, at all, knowing her luck.
Alexis Raskoph 2019-01-13 00:55:27 102568
    It may thus not actually surprise Lacrima that much at all, then, when he doesn't show up from the direction of the buildings themselves. But rather somehow, Steel Knight drops down from directly above to land just besides her.

    Just how exactly he managed this is anyone's guess, seeing as he's made it very much clear that he is, in fact, completely incapable of actual flight.

    Either way, the landing onto the pier brings him down onto one knee, initially, staying in that posture for just long enough for him to murmur from underneath his helmet, "You called," before rising up to standing fully upright.
Lacrima 2019-01-13 01:09:22 102571
Lacrima actually jumps when Stahlritter just appears like he jumped from some rooftop that she was in front of that can't physically exist. She goes from watching intently to frustrated. "HOW!?" she exclaims as she huffs and crosses her arms and seems actually upset at this. "Grrr nevermind." she says suddenly more dourly.

She turns to the right and seems to sort of fold in on herself suddenly. "I did." she says quietly.

"...I had to try to capture Akari-chan recently. Dr. Murano found her. Couldn't just blow it off since she had an exact location." she says quietly, shifting a bit. "We fought. Sailor Mars came. Thought it was gonna be easy. I try to attack her. Mars lights me and Murano's Robots on fire. I go home well done and sit in a bathtub the rest of the night." she mutters quietly.
Alexis Raskoph 2019-01-13 01:28:02 102575
    Stahlritter's answer to the obvious and frustrating question of 'how the heck did he do that'? "Don't worry about it."

    Once he's straightened up, he crosses his thick arms together just in front of his chest, quietly listening to the purple-haired vampire explain herself, only commenting in the middle with, "Something went wrong then, I assume. You wouldn't be calling me like this over it if something didn't happen."
Lacrima 2019-01-13 01:41:38 102577
"Someone went wrong, yes." she says quietly. Not something. She sighs a bit. "Ryo showed up... Saint George fricken.... uppercutted Murano's van onto a rooftop. Then he... he killed her." she says a little more shakingly. "Dr. Murano... wasn't... even magical. No power...." she says quietly. "....he... cut me again. Before that. With that dumb fricken... blade of his." she says quietly.

"....Mars lit him on fire, but he got away..." she says quietly.

"I...I tried to.. save. Her. Like I did you... but... I think.. I leaked too much energy from that cut." she says quietly. "Nothing I did worked..." she says gently.

She shifts. "Everyone keeps assuring me it isn't my fault." she says quietly. "Everyone keeps saying I did what I could..." she says. "I... know that but.."

"I still feel like a failure." she says quietly.
Alexis Raskoph 2019-01-13 01:52:34 102580

    There's no immediate response to any of it from Stahlritter. Not even any of those assurances of "not your fault" and such. There's simply a long, somber moment of contemplation from him while his fiery visor considers the girl.

    But that moment has to be broken eventually too. Arms unfold, and one steel hand goes to envelop Lacrima's shoulder, giving as gentle of a squeeze as a steel gauntlet can give. And there's only one thing he says.

    "I'll take care of it."
Lacrima 2019-01-13 02:14:38 102586
Lacrima softly rubs her eyes through the shoulder squeeze. "That's the second thing... there's..." she shakes her head. "There's nothing I can do to help Ryo now..." she says quietly. "People are going to go after him. People aren't going to give him quarter. Even if I could get through to him... then what?" she says quietly.

She sniffs a bit and fidgets. "'s not like he can go to jail. It's not like there's a magic jail..." she says quietly.

"...this.. this isn't---" she just shakes her head and sulks more in on herself. "'s really hard... to ignore the voices." she says quietly. "When things are like this...." she says gently. "...dark energy voice... you know. The one... I'm sure..." she says quietly.
Alexis Raskoph 2019-01-13 02:20:43 102587
    Even if she was intending to finish that particular sentence, the Knight's arms suddenly go around her right in the middle of it. Squeezing her in close against his much larger form, in a tight embrace.

    "I know," he murmurs quietly, much softer than his voice usually comes across when that helmet is on. A series of sharp clicks and clacks echo out, then, as the pieces forming the helmet together retract and collapse away from his face and ultimately disintegrates into mana dust altogether, to reveal Alexis' features, looking down sadly at the purple-haired girl.

    "I know all too well."

    Slowly, one steel hand draws up then, to attempt a gentle stroke of her hair. ":.. And then, it falls onto me, too, to have to do some things. Not just as your big brother, but as a Knight. You understand that too, right?"
Lacrima 2019-01-13 02:31:28 102589
Lacrima looks down after looking back up a moment and then sighs. "I know." she says quietly. "Doesn't mean I have to like any of it..." she says even more quietly-- just above a whisper. She sighs a bit and continues to sulk... any more leaning into herself and she'll probably collapse into a puddle of black chor at this rate.

"I just... wanted you to know... just... he's dangerous... now... more than..." she just shakes her head.

"What sucks is that I can't easily check on Akari-chan... I need to.. go to the ECFH soon anyways. I don't heal from that sword easily. I need Mamoru's help if I wanna be over it." she says quietly.