Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Character Creation and Discussion
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Join Date: Jan 2007
On to posting something with a bit more substance: Here's a little piece I have been working on and off. A little look in how Tiana and Keroko first met.
Meeting an idol
“Do you have an idiol, Tia?”
The question was asked so sudden, that an occupied Tiana automatically replied. “Yes.”
“Eeeh?!” Subaru’s face lit up. “Who? Who? Who?” she queried. Well, pestered was more close, Tiana instantly regretted telling her.
“That’s none of your business.” Tiana replied, glaring at her roommate.
“Aw, I’ve told you mine!” Subaru complained.
“Then that’s your problem. Just because you’re told me yours, doesn’t mean I am obliged to tell you mine.”
“Nakajima! Lanster! Your turn!”
Tiana breathed a sigh of relief, saved by the instructor, now on to hoping that Subaru’s scatterbrain would forget this ordeal.
Luck seemed to be smiling on Tiana today, Subaru had forgotten the idol issue. Instead, after they had finished their training, she had gone off to get some drinks for the lunch break. When she came back, though, it was obvious that she had discovered something.
“Tia Tia Tia! Come quick, come quick!” She said, flailing as she grabbed Tiana’s arm and dragged her away.
“Subaru! Chotto, Subaru! Tell me what is going on first!” Tiana said, stumbling as she was being dragged away. As always she was amazed by her apparently gentle looking roommate’s strength.
“Someone from the Air Force came to the camp today; they say she was pretty high ranked!”
“What does that have to do with me? Don’t suddenly drag me off like that?”
“Demo, getting in the Air Force is Tiana’s dream, right?”
Well, that was true, but how would seeing some officer from the Air Force help Tiana in reaching that dream?
“Aaaaw, we missed her!” whined Subaru. Tiana sighed.
“Well, that’s too bad. Let’s get back before break is over.”
“Uuuu.” Subaru moaned as she dragged herself back, arms dangling while bend forward.
She was probably hoping that the Air Force mage was Nanoha.
“It’s time for us to split up, so I will se you after thoday’s training is done.”
“Uuuu.” Subaru gave no signs of having heard her, but slowly trotted off in the direction of her group’s field.
Tiana sighed again, and headed for her own group.
The training today was tougher then the usual. Normally they would hit targets at varying distances, or moving targets set on rails. Today’s targets were also moving targets, but they seemingly changed patterns on a constant basis. Just as Tiana was getting frustrated as yet another of her shots missed, a voice spoke up from behind her.
“Don’t try to see the pattern; they’ll just change whenever you do so. Try to feel where it is going next.”
Tiana had no idea who the person was, but the advice was sound. All tactics up to this point hadn’t worked anyway, so why not?
She focussed back on the target range out in the trees, and as the next target began zooming by, she looked at a certain point between two trees.
She fired three shots, the first clipped the upper right corned of the target. The second hit the outer ring. The third hit the target dead in the center.”
Tiana stared in amazement. All three shots had hit?
“Heeeh? Sugoi, most people take at least a few weeks before they start to get it right.”
Tiana’s amazed look turns into a smile, and she turned around to thank the one who helped her.
Her words were cut of mid sentence as she noticed who the person who helped her was. Long red hair tied with a black ribbon into a single tail on the right side of her head, a pair of aqua eyes were looking at the targeting range with an impressed smile. The white uniform of the Air Combat training officer division was immediately recognisable, especially since this one varied from the standard ones in one detail. On the right arm was placed a blue emblem featuring a pair of wings connected to a star.
The wings, the emblem of one of the elite Air Force units in the TSAB.
And the star, the mark of the Commanding Officer of that unit.
Before her stood Captain Takamachi Georashi Keroko of Rogue Squadron.
“Hmm? Is something wrong?”
Tiana was snapped out of her thought by the voice. Captain Takamachi was now looking at her, her head tilted and a look of curiosity on her face.
“Ah- ie, I- I’m really sorry! I was being rude, I should have saluted, and- and I-” Tiana was blabbering now, and was making motions halfway between a bow and a salute.
The sound of giggling made her stop, and she looked up to see her idol giggling at her antics, one hand half-covering her mouth and the other supporting the elbow. Tiana could feel her face glow red.
“It’s all right, you know.” She said, trying to calm the distressed Tiana.
“Ah, hai.” Tiana replied, managing to calm down somewhat.
“So, I guess that means you know me. What is your name?”
“Ah, sumimasen, training team number 32, Teana Lanster.” She replied with a sharp salute.
“Tiana, nice name. So, would you like a few tips?”
“E-eh?” Tiana was completely surprised. Was she actually offering to help a ground trainee like herself? Looking at the Captain’s face, she could see nothing beyond an honest smile that awaited an answer. “H-hai, onegai shimasu!”
Tiana re-took her place in the range, and took aim at another target that was moving. No sooner had she done so, though, when she felt two hands grabbing hold of her own, and Captain Keroko’s face appeared right next to hers.
“Don’t try to aim at the target, always aim slightly in front of it.” came her voice as she moved Tiana’s arm slightly more to the right. “The less you have to correct your own shots, the higher the chance you will hit.”
Captain Keroko’s hands moved to the trigger, and unleashed a few shots, the last one with slightly more delay then the others. They missed, and the target adjusted course, straight into the last shot. “Even if your shots miss, you can use them to adjust the course of your target. Of course, this won’t work for every target, but it’s a basic tactic. It works better in teamwork.”
Tiana was still in a daze as Captain Keroko let go. As she regained her senses, she noticed Captain Keroko was talking with another officer. She turned back to Tiana.
“Gomen ne, Tiana, it look’s like I have to go. Good luck with training.”
“Ah! Hai! Arigatou gozaimasu!”
As Captain Keroko waved one more time before leaving, Tiana returned to her training.
After it was over, she was nearly trampled by her roommate.
“Is it true? Did you really get personal training from the officer of the Air Force?”
Tiana backed away, raising her hands in defence. “It wasn’t really training. Captain Keroko merely gave me a few tips.”
“Captain Keroko? Captain
Keroko? Uwaaah, I’m jealous!” Subaru seemed both excited and deflated at the idea. Excited at the fact that Tiana had revieved tips from her idol’s sister, and deflated at having missed it.
Suddenly a light bulb went on in Subaru’s head, and she turned to Tiana. “Ne, Tia. Could it be that Captain Keroko is your idol?”
The question had been asked. Tiana would later claim that it was a pure accident that she answered truthfully, but whichever the reason, she did. “Yes.”
Tiana leaned backwards and started to explain. “It is my dream to get into the Air Force, so I have been researching into it for a long time. Eventually, I came across the names of famous people in the Air Force. Your idol was in there too, but Captain Keroko really caught my eye.” Tiana sighed. “When she began her job as training officer, people were amazed with her talents in air combat. She revolutionized several training methods, and trained many Air Force mages. When she was thirteen, she was put in charge of training what would later become Rogue Squadron. Did you know that there are rumours that it used to be a Squadron for washouts and misfits? The task was deemed impossible, but Captain Keroko managed to not just train them, but get the Squadron operational and among the elite, all the while never shirking her duties as an Air Force instructor. With her new Squadron, she engaged heavily in combat, earning both the nickname “Deathwing Keroko” as the official title of Supreme Air Force Interceptor.” Tiana looked up at the sky. “They say that watching Captain Keroko fight in the air is like watching an aerial dance. I hope to be there some day to see whether those rumours are true.”
As she stopped her explanation, Tiana noticed that Subaru was awfully quiet. When she turned to look at her, she was faced with a teary eyed Subaru.
“Wha? What are you crying for?”
“Datte! That was so wonderfully told! It was so dramatic!”
“Gah, mo urusai, let’s get back to the dorms.”
“Haaai, ne ne Tia, don’t you think we’re alike? I mean, even our idols share a bond. Maybe this is a sign; we’re going to be the best team ever!”
As the two returned to their dorms, Keroko was in the cafeteria, reviewing certain reports. As she stretched and turned to look outside, her thoughts returned to an orange haired trainee she met this day.
“Tiana Lanster, ka? I have a feeling we’ll be meeting again someday.”
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