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Behind The Scenes - Part 2 [Quest: Hatsuharu]

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#1Akira Shimada 

Behind The Scenes - Part 2 [Quest: Hatsuharu] Empty Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:35 am

Akira Shimada
She led the way to the forest once they were satisfied with the information gleaned. As the bustle of the town was left behind them and the two strolled towards the forest in relative privacy, Akira sighed audibly. Finally, she decided to address things between them. She kicked a stone along the path as she contemplated. They still had a fair distance to traverse before they were at their destination. Surely, they could spare a moment or two. Her pace slowed and she reached out to hold Tsuru's forearm, beckoning him to follow suit. She drew a long breath in. A part of her wanted to extend that touch, that gesture into a hug. To just feel his strong arms wrapped around her.

'I'm sorry.' she stated simply. Before she could channel the courage required to broach all the topics she wanted to run through, she changed her mind. Just letting the apology hang between them for everything she'd done and possibly for all the things that she may have to do in the future. This was to serve for the moment when she finally found a reason and will to severe ties with him.... again. She huffed, mentally preparing for explanations that weren't too loaded, that would support her apology should he choose to dwell on the subject. He was going out of his way to ensure that at least her departure from the faction wasn't going to be bitter. Unfortunately that wasn't something he'd succeed at with ease.


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Behind The Scenes - Part 2 [Quest: Hatsuharu] Empty Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:36 am

Most of the information in the file checked out. After confirming the first six, Haru saw no reason to go around asking the rest. Enough people had seen this suspicious man and they shouldn’t be wasting any more time reaffirming what they already know. Instead, they should be spending that time tracking the man down.

Haru was walking beside Akira as she slowed down suddenly and extended a hand to hold his arm. He halted as well the moment he noticed her drop her pace, and he wished he hadn’t. If he had not stopped, she would have probably held his hand. Now, he lost out on that. The silly things that people in love regretted.

He thought she had spotted something worrisome when she slowed down. However, she simply apologized. It came out of nowhere and he was left confused. “What? What for?” he asked, taking a step towards her. She looked a little stressed. Something that was so rare for the ‘always-cool’ partner of his. That short moment of vulnerability gave Haru the courage to get into her personal space and try comforting her. He assumed she was apologizing for leaving the Knights. Standing close to her, he held her hand and bent a little so that he was looking straight in her eyes before he spoke. “No… They should be sorry to lose someone like you,” he said.


#3Akira Shimada 

Behind The Scenes - Part 2 [Quest: Hatsuharu] Empty Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:36 am

Akira Shimada
She held his gaze, grinning briefly at the difference in their height. How he had to bow to her and how she had to look up at him. She let the moment linger for a seeming infinity. Much like she'd expected, he was curious as to why she apologised but also made his assumption. 'Its not just about them, I'm sure I'll be replaced soon enough.' she muttered, unable to handle the warmth in his eyes, which was almost searing, given the situation. She decided to not grace the moment with words anymore. Besides every explanation and reason she came up with, felt jumbled somehow. Especially after he closed the distance between them, his proximity caused her trustee mind to falter.

His gesture beckoned her to cease the moment. Her arms shot upwards and her fingers laced behind his neck. She held him in a swift embrace, now offering two words, used as often as the ones she'd uttered before, but probably as meaningless without an attached context. 'Thank you.' she whispered softly in his ear, before pulling away and going as far as to step away to create distance again, physical... and mental. She cleared her throat. 'Best not let Nilan down and be on our way. right?' her words were nervous and slightly embarrassed. Her pace increased rapidly as though she had to make up for the time she'd lost. Mostly she hoped to keep her face averted from Tsuru so he didn't see the flush on it.


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Never did he imagine it would be Akira who initiated their first hug. They had been friends for quite a few years now and this was the first time they hugged. And it was beautiful… He didn’t want it to end. He wrapped his arms around her and gave a gentle squeeze. He held her there and closed his eyes, forgetting time and place. Her whisper in his ears melted his heart. The young man knew not what she was thanking him for, but he didn’t care to ask. He just wanted her to stay there and keep whispering things in his ear. Alas! All good things must come to an end. And this one ended far too soon.

He finally breathed out heavily, realizing he had been holding it in all this time. Haru stood there for a few seconds as she swiftly put some distance between them and walked towards the forest, finding the determination to get back to work. Obviously, Haru had no clue what was going on. He assumed she was annoyed because he got too close. But she hugged me! his brain countered. Girls are so confusing! he resigned.

Nevertheless, that small moment left his heart beating abnormally hard. And this after he had finally come to terms with the fact that she was leaving. Now, he wasn’t sure if he could let her. For a moment, he even considered leaving his faction and joining the Holy Knights just to be with her. That’s when he was reminded what Adelaide said and it killed the mood instantly. Shaking his head, he followed Akira.


#5Akira Shimada 

Behind The Scenes - Part 2 [Quest: Hatsuharu] Empty Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:37 am

Akira Shimada
The way his arms felt against her, left her yearning for more. While she hardly needed to be protected, something about the way he enveloped her, made her feel safer. Once she pulled away, it took all her mental capacity to try and seal away this memory away. To tuck the little stolen moment in the deep dark folds of her mind and wrap it up with a neat bow. She hoped that it'd be unravelled later, like a forgotten gift from the past... in the future. The future far beyond the seemingly hopeless, imminent one.

There were no questions this time and she was grateful for that. She had no intention of listing the things that made her feel such gratitude towards her ex-partner. It would take too long and it'd hardly mean anything, given that all her acts were going to squander her words, for reasons she couldn't explain yet.

Soon they were at the outskirts and sure enough they spotted the figure that countless townsfolk had described. She slipped behind the trunk of a large tree, peering over its edge to keep an eye out for the man's actions. She felt the keen urge to pull Tsuru alongside her, using this as an excuse to reach out again, but she merely tugged at his robe. He possessed the smarts to follow suit anyways. His closeness was going to be difficult enough in itself. The man plucked something out of his pocket, a vial of sorts, and spilled its contents.


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It was difficult to not ask any questions or at least talk about what had happened. But he was still relishing the moment they had and didn’t want to spoil it yet. In fact, he didn’t want to spoil it ever. So, he decided to just act like it never happened but relive it in his head every chance he got. The orange-haired Knight walked behind his ex-partner with a stupid grin on his face. Unfortunately, it didn’t last long. Soon after they neared the edge of the forest, Akira spotted the hooded figure. Haru didn’t; not until she pulled him behind the tree as well. For a second, his brain thought she wanted another hug and he instinctively lifted his hands slightly. But upon seeing that her eyes were focused on a completely different direction, he turned to see what she was looking at, and only then did he spot the target. He immediately put his hands back down and stood next to her.

Haru couldn’t see anything. He was completely behind the tree, while Akira peeked to see what their target was up to. The tree trunk was wide, but not so wide that the two of them could hide behind it comfortably. It forced him to stick a lot closer to her, and he could smell her hair at that proximity. It smelled like a flower garden. That definitely didn’t help him focus. All he wanted to do was hug her from behind and bury his nose into her hair. Which he would have successfully did had the hooded figure not heard the crack of leaves when he took a small step to get even closer to her.


#7Akira Shimada 

Behind The Scenes - Part 2 [Quest: Hatsuharu] Empty Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:38 am

Akira Shimada
She resisted the temptation to step back into Tsuru's proximity again, she was well aware of his face lingering over her shoulder, she could almost feel his warm breath at her neck, through the strands of her short dark hair. Just as she held her own, Tsuru didn't. The rustling of leaves ended up being a dead give away. She grunted softly, much like a predator when the prey becomes aware of their presence. The man stood up ramrod straight, akin to a meerkat when it senses danger. Her annoyance was more at the circumstance existing and interrupting another possible tender moment between her and Tsuru.

When she noticed the ground that he'd spilled the liquid on slowly change in appearance she grew worried, it was enough reason for her to suspect him. 'We have to get him.' she stated before leaping out of their hiding spot towards the man. He wasn't too fast and it didn't help that Aki unleashed a small blast of energy towards him, that caused him to be flung further away from them, but break his momentum entirely. He lay there groaning and grunting, trying to get to his feet in vain. She loomed over him, frowning, then she shrugged and turned to Tsuru. 'I could get all the information we need from him, by using what we have at our disposal... But you know, I think I won't take the risk. Should let Nilan do the honours all by himself.' she said, slightly sourly.


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Haru wasn’t aware their target had heard the leaves rustle when he stepped towards Akira. When she sprung out of their hiding spot, he feared he had creeped her out with his move. That thought scared him a lot more than being seen by the hooded suspect. So, upon realizing that she broke cover because the man had already seen them, he felt a little relieved.

The culprit may have had a head start, but he had no chance of outrunning the two of them. Akira didn’t even give him an opening. She had already sent one of her invisible spells that knocked the man down to the ground. Before he could get back onto his feet, Haru was already on top of him, cuffing his hands.

For once, Haru was going to agree with Akira. The town was in danger and they had no time to coax the guy into giving the information they needed. His meddling with the forest plants was proof enough that he had something to do with the plague. So, why not use her wand and extract all the information needed to stop this whole thing? When she said she wasn’t going to do it because she wanted Nilan to have the honours, he was about to convince her to cast the spell.

Unfortunately, just then, Nilan arrived at the scene. “Ah! Good job,” he said. It was obvious that he hadn’t trusted them with bringing the target back alive. So, he had followed. Haru shook his head in disbelief. “All yours,” he said, as he stepped away from the cuffed suspect and began walking away. Now that the inspector was here, he didn’t want Akira to use her weapon. It would only implicate her more.


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