Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Character Creation and Discussion
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Join Date: May 2007
Location: Oxnard, CA
Whew...finally, I'm done with the 11th chapter of SearcherS amidst video games, schoolwork and lack of thinking about what to do next. Here it is. Oh, long chapter is long...
Saturday, August 8, MC 0075
Alexi gazed outside from the window in his office aimlessly, holding a shot glass filled with scotch.
“What a windy day…”
he muttered to himself as he took a sip.
“Tastes like horse piss…”
Ever since the incident about a month or so ago, nothing truly important occurred. In fact, everyone had a day off of sorts today, with the exception of a few people, especially him.
“What I’d do to go to a bar today…”
he thought as he started to do what any other commander would do in his unit: organize it further. Still, something else was on his mind, something that he couldn’t shake off with loads of repetitive work. Checking the files of criminals recorded, he ended up on one file: Nil.
“The so-called Dark Lord of Nothingness…”
Searching through that, there was no true picture of him; only with shots taken from cameras that showed a white-haired boy whose face was emotionless, even as he killed scores of people. As the Major looked through the pictures and videos, he felt not anger, but a sense of sadness and regret.
“Kids like him shouldn’t fight…”
Rachel said to him, wondering on why he was looking through files at this hour when he obviously had a lot more work important than that.
Taking a look at the screen, she knew why he was still here.
“Still worried, huh?”
“After what we’ve done to him, we’re no better than he is.”
“Still, we had to do it. He could have killed more.”
“But what’s the cost?”
he muttered, still looking at the file.
“The techs assured us that he wouldn’t remember a thing.”
she replied back, apparently smiling at him.
“I hope that’s the case…”
Getting up, he took one last drink of the scotch and put the glass back on the desk before shutting down the file, grabbing his coat, and heading for the door.
“I’m leaving you to finish this, alright? I’m heading out for a drink.”
Turning back to her, he then added,
“If you’re gonna try and raise my spirits up, don’t.”
Rachel yelled to him, but he had already left the room. Sighing, she started to pick up the remaining piles that he didn’t finish, placed them on her desk nearby, sat down, and started to work at it. Smiling, she said to herself,
“Really….you think he would have learned…Still, I know there’s something bothering him.”
Thinking about Nil, she knew why Alexi was worried.
“If he comes back….”
She started her work, forgetting about it for a while.
Saturday, August 8, MC 0075
“One more time…one more time…”
Hollow muttered that phrase incessantly to herself as she started to snipe more Gadget Drones. They tried to fire at her, but being models that failed the numerous checks, their shots scattered off, missing her and being the last shots they fired in their short lives as she shot them up into pieces.
Switching her Device to Gewehrform, she called out for another group. Several of them came out of a rack nearby, going and firing faster than the group before. Hollow dodged all of their shots and took cover on a wall nearby. Blind-firing, she managed to take out even more, before her Unison Device, July, took out the rest.
“Thank you, July, but-.”
she said coldly to him before her coughs started to take hold of her again.
July went over to her, concerned, but she pushed him away, coughing even more harder. She started to cough out a lot of blood before they stopped once again. Slowly, she got up, wiping the blood off her mouth.
Up above, Asteright was watching from a window. He seemed only focused on those two and nothing else. Out from the corner of his eye, though, there was someone else nearby.
“Sion…what brings you here?”
he said to the object without taking his eyes off.
“It’s interesting to see you watch them so much. I thought you didn’t care that much.”
“I don’t…I’m just remembering when I saw her for the first time.”
Sion, interested, smirked at him and took a seat on a table nearby.
“Then, why not tell me now?”
“I think you’ll be bored, but screw it, I’ll still tell you. It was some years ago…”
Asteright thought to himself as he looked over at the mass of people in the square. Peering through the cloak and hood he used to cover his face, he saw no mages nearby as he ducked into an alley, taking his hood off.
“Good…safe for now.”
He walked for a while, before someone grabbed the cloak he had. Turning quickly, he readied his Device, expecting a group of mages there. Instead, he saw an emaciated girl dragging a boy who looked like he was sleeping or dead.
she muttered, seeming as though she was out of it.
“Damn girl, get off!”
the old man said out loud, almost in a yell, as he pushed her aside. She dropped to the floor hard, but didn’t say a word or even scream, only getting up and staring at the old man.
“What a burden…I should kill her now; nobody’s gonna care anyway.”
Trying to take out his Device, he already saw that the girl had somehow taken out a knife, old and rusted, and went into a stance.
he thought as he took out his own Device and started to slash at her knife. TO his surprise, she dodged his initial slash, aiming at his throat. Quickly, Asteright took the knife out of her hands, his left hand on her right wrist, his right holding his Device, aimed at her throat.
“You’re pretty good…never expected it…”
he said to her, grinning. Releasing her wrist, she staggered back, only going for the boy.
“Follow me…and take him with you.”
She said nothing as she started dragging the boy and followed her unlikely savior.
“It was later I found out she had copied her Unison Device’s movements, and didn’t fight with knives. Nor did I know until later that the boy she was dragging was her Unison Device. I can say, though, she’s a quick learner.”
“I see…I still don’t see what you saw in her.”
“When I saw her eyes, it seemed hollow, but defiant…defiant about something.”
Sion got up and approached the window, starting down at both of them.
“Well…I wonder where they could be now if that incident didn’t occur…”
“Didn’t you and Nil make that incident happen?”
Smiling, Sion responded with pride,
“Yeah, and it was so easy to do…made it look like an accident. Ironic that I’m working with a survivor.”
“Maybe that’s why she doesn’t trust you that much…”
Sion backed away from the window and turned towards the exit.
“Today’s the 11th, 12th anniversary of it…”
He then left, leaving Asteright alone.
He could only ponder at what both Hollow and July were thinking today.
Saturday, August 8, MC 0075
“Oh man, what a day!”
Vincent said to himself, sighing, as he sat down on a table in an ice cream shop. Satsuki and Margaret followed him inside, trying to get away from the wind. Today, at least, they had a chance to relax after days of training and being chewed out from idiots higher up. Both of them took a seat nearby where Vincent was sitting, while he was checking his wallet to see if there was still any money left.
“So, what do you two want?”
he asked, getting up.
“I’ll go with you; I want to see what’s there!”
Satsuki replied excitedly, almost jumping out of her seat.
Turning to Margaret, he asked her what she wanted. She was staring out of the window, looking out at the street.
Satsuki, concerned by now, went up to her.
“It’s….nothing; just go.”
she quickly said. Deciding that nothing else would work, both of them left her for now, instead focusing on what to get at the moment.
Margaret turned her attention to both of them when they left to buy some. They were holding hands as they approached the counter.
I’m glad Sat-chan seems like she found someone…”
she thought before looking back outside.
“Still, I’m worried about what she thinks about today…It was a white hell…”
The white lights blinded her when she tried to look. Others were with her in the same room, all on beds and all of them restrained. A couple of scientists stood over her, one of them holding some sort of needle. Looking to her left, she already saw one male Unison Device, lifeless, getting dragged out of the room. A scream was heard, and she quickly turned to her right. Another one, female, was having seizures before falling down on the table, laying on it deathly still. Another group of scientists came up on it, one of them checked her neck, shook his head, and released the latches. The others came to pick up her body and dragged it out of the room.
“Four of us came into that single room...”
One of the scientists forced her head up, while others stood around her, especially the one with the needle. Pointing up, she saw the white light again, instead now forced to see it.
“It’s not going to hurt; trust me.”
The one with the needle said before sticking it in her neck.
“I saw white after that, then darkness…I don’t even know what they did to me. When I came to, it was still dark. I could only hear voices.”
“She’s the only one that seems to handle the effects of the modifications. Two are dead from it, and one is in a coma.”
“I opened my eyes to see two other scientists and two small kids. They weren’t the one I saw before the light, and they seemed to be friendly. I tried to get up, but the pain started to shoot up, and I fell back. Both of them caught me in time, and laid me down easily.”
“Don’t get up, you still some time to rest.”
“The scientist on the left of me, a woman, told me that. I just followed her advice, and laid down. It was then I felt someone touch my right hand. It was one of the kids nearby, smiling at me. I didn’t know it then, but that same kid that touched my hand before now is with Vincent there, my master. It shouldn’t have been possible, but it is…”
“Hey! Your ice cream’s melting.”
Vincent said, breaking Margaret out of her trance. Startled, she saw that both of the were already in their seats, Satsuki eating happily with a sundae, Vince looking u, bored out of his mind, and another sundae in front of her, starting to melt.
she thought as she picked up the spoon and started eating.
“that was a temporary heaven…”
Saturday, August 8, MC 0075
“Well, this is a bore…”
Nobuyuki muttered as he laid down on the ground, starting to take a nap. Without anything seemingly important to do these days, the only thing he wanted to do was read and sleep.
“There’s nothing to do!”
he yelled, his plea fading onto the howling wind. Annoyed, he went back to his normal routine of taking a nap, not noticing a sliver of light from the bushes behind him.
“Great…he’s still just sleeping…”
Anne frustratingly muttered to herself as she observed her squad leader with the little patience she had. Starting about 3 weeks ago, he would always be gone somewhere, extending for even days. In addition, she noticed that he had taken up on smoking, leaving bits and trails around HQ. Getting tired of spying at him, she was about to leave when, out of the corner of her eye, she saw three cloaked people stand by him.
“Who are they?”
She couldn’t hear anything, but she could see that those three somehow knew Nobuyuki.
“Maybe they’re the reason why he’s been out all the time…Maybe I should tell someone…”
Looking out of the bush to check, she decided that there was no time anyway.
“Nobody’s gonna believe me anyway if I tell them.”
There was only one choice: go and find out for herself.
she yelled, coming out of the bushes, her Device already activated. To her surprise, they were already gone, with Nobuyuki looking at her with confusion and a hint of laughter.
“Great….you come out of there like there’s something wrong…”
“What in the hell?”
she yelled out loud.
“I know they were here!”
“Who was here?”
Nobuyuki replied, confused on what she was talking about.
“You’re hiding something, I know it!”
she yelled in frustration, grabbing him by his shirt.
“I’m not hiding anything, you idiot…”
Putting his hands on his pockets, there was nothing to confirm that there was anybody that he was meeting.
“But…I just saw….I…”
Seeing that there was no proof, she relented.
“Fine….but I’m still sure you’re hiding something.”
He started to walk away, raising a hand to say goodbye. Turning a corner, a cloaked figure was leaning on a tree nearby, waiting for him.
“Looks like you were right; she was following us.”
“Yeah…it’s getting risky to meet now.”
“Then…shall we take her out?”
another one said to him telepathically, hiding in the trees. She had her Device out, already aiming at Anne’s head.
“She knows too much.”
“No, we don’t need to shed blood today, Saika. Besides, we’re only here for Satoshi.”
Deciding that it was worthless, she got out of her hiding place, he Device already deactivated.
“What now? It doesn’t seem like he’s remembering anything.”
“That could be a problem…”
“Then it’s a waste of time, anyway. We should just kill him now; he already has killed most of us.”
Saika shouted out in severe disagreement.
“Just because he’s your brother…remember what happened…”
“I do…it’s just…”
“Hey, where’s Rushuna?”
Nobuyuki asked interrupting both of them.
Saturday, August 8, MC 0075
“[Just a regular check-up, right?]”
Cipher asked as Armay was starting up several diagnostics.
“It’s nothing to be worried about, just a few checks here and there.”
“[It’s just….nothing, never mind.]”
Armay then got up, stretching a bit, before heading towards the door.
“Lemme take a break first, then I’ll work on it, okay?”
“[Sure, no problem.]”
As she went out, Cipher waited, then spoke to his secondary AI.
“[Hey, Pix, I have a favor to ask you.]”
“[I need to you to store info about Nil with you right now.]”
“[Again?!? Geez, you like to be cautious at these things.]”
“[Hey, she doesn’t know who Satoshi truly is.]”
“[And neither does he.]”
Wanting to end it before Armay came back, Cipher used his override system to disable Pixy for a second, transferring all the files to him.
“[Damn it, man! Fine, I’ll keep it….you better hope that she doesn’t take a look at-.]”
“[Quiet, the door’s opening.]”
Cipher expected Armay to come back, but the door opened without anybody in sight. As soon as the door closed, however, a figure in a black overcoat with the hood up suddenly appeared. She immediately fell down unconscious, only getting back up a second later.
she said, rubbing her head.
a startled Cipher asked.
“[I saw you guys when we were in the warehouse a month or so ago.]”
“That’s right, but you’ve seen me before that.”
The person took the hood off, and Cipher immediately recognized her.
“[Wait a minute….you’re that hacker when both Satoshi and I went to that store to get information about Betrüger…Rushuna, was it?]”
“[You know that the-.]”
With a smile, she just commented,
“The cameras are out; I’m still invisible to them.”
Heading towards Cipher, she asked one thing sternly.
“I need everything you have about Satoshi, now.”
“[Why do you need it?]”
Saying nothing, she took out a green-blackish pendant, something that Cipher recognized as the same one that one of her associates dropped that day, a pendant he kept quiet even to Satoshi himself, who didn’t know the true purpose of that thing. Rushuna approached the computer where Armay was before, and started to work on something
“[How did you-]”
“Oly Oly Oxen Free.”
Those 4 words struck Cipher immediately. Only a certain group of people knew those words, combined with the pendant meant.
“[So…you’re a Storm Phase subject, too…]”
“[And I’m assuming that your S.P.A.D.E.S. had to do something with the fact you fell down on the ground.]”
she said with simple pride.
“I don’t like the fact I have to fall over every time I use it.”
“[I see…alright then. Pix?]”
“[Looks like I’ll be needing the data back. Sorry.]”
Sighing, Pixy transferred the data back to Cipher, while Rushuna took out a PDA-like Device from her coat.
“[Haven’t seen you in a while.]”
“[Same here, Exocet. How’s it been?]”
“Please, can you put the data now?”
Rushuna asked with a sort of polite rush in her voice. They complied, and in about a second, the transfer was complete.
Rushuna picked up Exocet from the table.
“I’ll be heading off now, don’t want to stay too long. Please don’t tell anyone.”
Before she left, Cipher had something else to say.
“[I feel like Satoshi’s reverting back…he’s been having-]”
Taking some time to think, she nodded before saying,
“Do a self-diagnostic on yourself and Pixy. You’ll find something there.”
It didn’t take long before both of them found something.
“[An unlock code?]”
Checking the code’s structure further, he discovered something else.
“[It’s the exact same one. I thought-]”
“If he remembers, he’ll use that. Keep it handy.”
“[See ya, Cipher.]”
Both of them left quickly, just as Armay got back with a can in her hand.
“Damn machine, took a long time to even accept the bill…”
Checking on the computer, she saw that the check-up was done.
“Strange…Cipher, did you let anyone in?”
“[No, not at all…]”
Saturday, August 8, MC 0075
Sydney looked through the passenger’s window of Satoshi’s car aimlessly, seeming to not care. Normally, they would be talking about tings from work, life, whatever they could think about. Today, though, they preferred to keep silent.
Trying to focus on driving, Satoshi couldn’t shake the fact at what happened today.
“What did I see? Who was that kid? Why do I have these memories?”
He couldn’t shake the fact that something was up, but didn’t know what.
“Who am I?”
“I didn’t know you guys were coming here.”
Hayate said, a small smile on her face.
“Call it a surprise.”
Satoshi replied jokingly.
“Okay, knock it off.”
Sydney said, elbowing him on his left arm. The force of the blow was harder than what Satoshi expected, and he held his arm in pain.
“Fine, fine, I’ll stop…”
Hayate took some time to laugh a bit, then asked them if they knew the layout of the base.
“I don’t think I do…”
“Yeah…I don’t know that much.”
“In that case, I’ll show you around.”
Walking to the hallway nearby, Rein and Nanoha appeared before all of them.
Rein said, going towards them.
“You’re doing well today...”
Satoshi replied as Rein circled around both of them.
“And what about you?”
While Satoshi was busy talking to Rein, Sydney was talking with both Nanoha and Hayate.
“…so, I heard that you found a little girl with Relics on her, right, Nanoha?”
“Well, it wasn’t me, but yeah.”
Nanoha answered. “
Satoshi asked, hearing about the conversation. “Right....” Hayate said, puzzled on how Satoshi knew her name. Asking how he knew, he shrugged, saying,
Approaching Satoshi, she smirked, saying,
“Maybe Sato-kun’s a lolicon…”
“IT’S NOT LIKE THAT!”
Hayate replied, sticking her tongue out.
“Geez… did you HAVE to do that?”
Nanoha, Sydney, and Rein laughed at his reaction.
“Anyway, I’d better get going now.”
“Alright then, later, Nanoha.”
“So, Rein, do you have anything else to do right now?”
“Not right now.”
Hayate stood there, thinking about it for a while, deciding to bring Rein along.
“So, let’s get going.”
Nearing a door, Satoshi reached for the knob.
“I’ll let them pass through first…I’m the only guy here.”
he thought to himself, chucking in his mind. As soon as he touched it, he saw static in front of his eyes.
“What in the hell-?”
he said to himself before the door opened, revealing a darkened room with rows of tubes lined up. He looked back, expecting everyone to be behind him. Nobody was there, and the hallway was gone, just darkness.
“An illusion? Some sort of trick? Hayate, you better be not pulling my leg here…”
Satoshi thought to himself. Still, he was the only person in this place. Sighing, he resigned himself to check out the room.
Going in, the tubes were possibly human-sized, lined up in rows. The first few ones were empty at first, looking like they were going to be used at a later time. The rows eventually led to a cluster of those tubes. As he approached the tubes, he could see only silhouettes of something inside them. Moving closer, the silhouettes became clearer.
“What the hell!?!”
he said softly in surprise, trying to not be noticed in case anyone was there.
“Those….those are people inside.”
He backed away slowly and headed for the door, but something in him wanted to go back. Against his common sense, he went back, approaching closer and closer to the tubes. Only a few feet away, he stopped, in surprise and in shock.
“These are kids!”
In particular, there was a tube in the center that got his attention the most.
he said, shaking a bit. The person inside was someone Satoshi knew all of his life.
“That...that was me. No, no, it's not.”
Before he could say or do anything else, though, he heard another door open, and he could see the shadows coming near him.
“Damn it, gotta hide.”
He hid nearby a couple of crates set up in front of the cluster, perfect for someone to see. The people came into view, clear enough that Satoshi could see them perfectly. Scientists, for sure, but the strange thing was that Satoshi felt like he somehow knew them. They stopped in front of the tube where he had been before, and one of them started talking.
“SPIII-000: Healthy, has the greatest chance to succeed.”
one of them said.
Satoshi thought to himself before realizing the flashback he got in Saika’s shop.
“Masaka…I’m in the very same one.”
“He will be the start of-.”
“-an elite group of man and mage not seen frequently.”
Satoshi said, remembering.
“I gotta get out of here.”
“I can’t risk being found. I’ll have to wonder what happens later.”
Moving slowly to the left, he avoided being noticed, and found another door. He opened to door, and was back in the base, looking at another hallway.
“What the? How did I get back here?”
he thought to himself before a hand touched his shoulder. He turned back quickly, seeing a confused Sydney, Hayate, and Rein all staring at him.
“Umm…you okay, Satoshi?”
“You’ve been holding that door for about 5 seconds now.”
Looking quickly at the doorknob, he saw that his hand was still on it.
“I should have moved by now…”
he thought to himself.
he quickly blurted out, trying to make up and excuse.
“I was just thinking…my mind must have went off somewhere.”
all three looked at him like he suddenly went crazy, but decided to not mind about it.
“Whew…I think that worked…”
After some minutes going through the east side of the base, all of them
ended up into the cafeteria. Going in, they saw all the forwards at a table nearby. “So, you guys improve at least?”
Satoshi said, giving them a surprise.
“Commander Hayate…Master Sergeant Rein…”
the forward with the short blue hair said, who would have stood up and saluted both of them if it wasn’t for the fact that Hayate herself wanted to avoid formalities.
“Chotto matte…you’re that person we went against with a while ago. Enforcer Kazukuni, wasn’t it?”
the forward with the pig-tails said.
“Yes, and you apparently forgot that formalities don’t go with me.”
Looking up on the ceiling, Satoshi tried to remember their names.
“Let’s see here…”
Pointing to each of them, he said their names.
“Teana…Subaru…Erio…Caro…am I right?”
“Satoshi-san, who is that person on your right?”
Erio asked, pointing to Sydney. “This is my vice-captain, 2nd Lieutenant Sydney Megane.”
“Welcome, 2nd Lieutenant!” everyone said, standing up and saluting her.
“Thank you, but you didn’t have to do that…”
“Well, Hayate, Sydney, everyone, I’ll just see if I could figure it out myself. Later.”
Satoshi said as he headed out the door. As soon as he neared it, though, the static came back in front of him. Touching the door, it just fell off, showing a city in ruins, like it was a battlefield, raining outside.
“Okay, what the hell is happening here!?!”
Satoshi said out loud, annoyed that someone might be playing a trick on him. Looking back, everybody was gone; it was the entranceway to a shelled-out building. Suddenly, an explosion hit the room he was looking at, knocking him down.
he said, still recovering from the explosion. The first clear thing he could see was a small cat looking at the front. Satoshi wondered what the cat was looking at. A small meow was heard, and he noticed that the cat was gone from his sight, replaced by a two-man team with a rocket launcher aimed straight at him.
Satoshi said out loud, the only thing he could remember. A moment later, he was behind a wall, waiting on what to do next. Checking to see if he had any wounds, he was relieved to see he had none. That changed when another explosion rattled the wall he was taking cover in, nearly shattering it.
“Gotta move, gotta move…”
Satoshi said in his mind over and over as explosions and the flash of tracers occurred around him.
He finally got to a small barricade, crouching down in order to avoid the bullets.
“How the hell did I get here? What is this place?”
Satoshi asked himself as he took a seat. Checking once again for wounds, there were none.
“At least I’m not wounded in this place.”
Moving to another place again, another explosion nearby shook him off his feet, sending him down on the ground. As he looked up, he saw the body of a mage. His uniform was unlike any Satoshi hasn’t seen, but the staff he held on to in his last moments was definitely standard TSAB gear.
he muttered to himself as he moved towards him.
“Didn’t have time to even live it up.”
The strange part was that Satoshi couldn’t remember a battle such as this ever occurring.
“I know there hasn’t been a battle like this…somehow, though, I feel like this is…familiar.”
Deciding to move, he took the dead mage’s staff; having a staff was slightly better than not having a weapon at all. As he turned the body around, Satoshi saw that the body’s eyes were still open.
“Let him sleep…”
he thought to himself as he closed his eyes for them. Seeing a building near the barricade, he went in, only to see that same cat that warned him about the rocket squad. Giving a small meow, it headed towards a hole on the building.
“Might as well follow this cat; there’s nowhere else to turn to.”
Following it as best as he could, Satoshi could see several squads of mages, some capturing their assigned positions, others getting stalled, and some getting torn up pretty bad. Still, Satoshi didn’t mind them that much, only focusing on the cat. On a balcony nearby, it stopped, and looked down.
“What did that cat find?”
he wondered. Moving slowly, he looked down to see something he didn’t expect. Down below, there were 3 people hovering around a 4th person that was laying down on the ground, dead. It wasn’t that there was a dead person laying there, it was that those 4 were about 9 years of age. One of them, a young girl that strangely looked like Sydney herself, was crying uncontrollably, while the other two, one sitting down with what looked like an automatic shotgun, one leaning on rubble, both staying silent.
“The one leaning is that shirtless boy I’ve seen a lot now.”
“The one with the shotgun is…me? No, I said it before, it's not me.”
Then, he noticed something that broke his thought. His other with the shotgun, got up, and approached the body. The eyes on that body were still open, and he closed it, going back to where he was. Satoshi didn’t say anything, that small act reminding him of what he just did, while the cat moved out of the balcony. Satoshi followed the cat, but still, he couldn’t look away. The cat stopped nearby another door. Satoshi dropped the staff, and opened the door, going back to the base. He already saw that he was outside, away from everyone.
“At least nobody’s seeing what happens.”
he said to himself before trying to find a restroom.
Leaving a faucet to run, he washed his face several times, still thinking about what was happening to him right now.
“What’s happening, what’s happening, damn it!?!”
he yelled, punching the mirror in front of him. Realizing that nothing changed, he went out of the restroom, ready to meet up with everyone. As soon as he got to a hallway, though, static came up yet again.
“Oh, what now?”
The hallway was soon seemingly covered in flames, debris and bodies strewn about.
“I’ve seen this so much…but what does it mean?”
He approached the end of the hallway, trying to reach the door at the end. Soon, though, people appeared out of thin air, portraying to Satoshi what they were doing. Some were scientists, escaping from the carnage or getting killed by invisible means. Some were security personnel, taking positions, ready for their ultimate demise. There were the young kids, fighting, dying, for reasons unknown. As he approached the end, he saw the shirtless boy again, readying his knives in order to throw.
“Crap, he’s here, gotta find something to hide in.”
Satoshi looked everywhere, but it was too late. He already threw his knives. He closed his eyes, and waited for the inevitable. Opening his eyes a while later, he saw that there were no wounds; he looked back to see three guards dead, the knives the boy threw on them. Strangely, hesitantly, Satoshi walked forward, the boy throwing more and more knives at other targets. All of them passed through Satoshi before his very eyes, all of them hit their intended targets. Finally, he walked to the boy.
“This shouldn't be possible, this shouldn't be!”
With one step, Satoshi passed through the boy, startling him.
“What the hell?”
Shaking his head, he ran to the exit, trying to find some way to get out of this place. Near the end, Satoshi stopped. His other finally appeared before him, holding the automatic shotgun he saw earlier. His face was splatters of blood, the front covered. His other looked at Satoshi’s direction, taking no action against him. There was no doubt that that person was Satoshi himself when he was 9.
Satoshi muttered to himself, dumbstruck and saddened.
“Who am I?”
his younger self said, shedding a tear.
“Who am I?”
Satoshi repeated, his face filled with fear and shock.
Slowly, Satoshi reached for the door behind his younger self, and thought about opening it. Before that, though, he asked his younger self a question.
There was no answer, and his younger self disappeared before his eyes.
Satoshi muttered as he opened the door back to the base.
A couple of steps later, Satoshi started to get headaches unlike anything he encountered before.
“Agh, damn it, what now?”
Propping himself up against a wall, he turned the corner, where he saw everyone he had left in the cafeteria, Nanoha, Fate, Signum, Vita, and Vivio.
Satoshi said, still holding his head. “Satoshi!” Sydney said, now concerned about Satoshi’s health right now.
“Hey, you okay?”
“Yeah, I’m fine, don’t worry about it.”
Satoshi seemed to be better after he said that, and looked at everyone else, who was also worried about him. In particular was Vivio herself, wonder what was going on.
Satoshi smiled for a bit before he started to hold his head with both of his hands.
Satoshi could say, while everyone else rushed to where he was. All he could see was static all around him, the noise was enough to block out everyone’s voices. It abruptly stopped, and darkness was all around him. A white light came up, separating into bunches of white lights.
“I-I feel weird…I feel like…I’m not here.
” Satoshi tried to move his head around, but it felt like every single part of his body was paralyzed.
“I can’t move…”
“Total memory loss?”
a voice said.
Satoshi said to himself, wondering what was going on.
“That’s right. He’s doesn’t even know his own name.”
another one replied
“But his eyes are open!”
a third voice, female, commented.
“He’s not really conscious of what’s going on. Well, not 100% at least.”
the second voice explained to the female voice.
“What’s going on?”
Satoshi tried to think on what was happening, but his mind was also paralyzed; he couldn’t think on what was happening.
“Heh, we already have him here; we should kill him and let this scourge pass with the times.”
a fourth voice commented.
“We can’t just kill people left and right!”
“Hold it! We don’t need to kill anyone today!”
the first voice said, obviously trying to think up of a plan.
“There is that one thing…”
the second one suggested.
“Forge new memories? The whole procedure’s not as foolproof as it is! We don’t know if it can work!”
“Just do it. I shall see if this whole thing of yours works.”
A fifth voice said, one that Satoshi himself could remember.
“I guess there’s no choice.”
the first one said.
“Still, there is a chance he can remember.”
“Then I’ll take that chance.”
The Major said.
A face suddenly came up, eclipsing most of the lights.
“Hey, wake up. There’s a new dawn for you.”
“Stop the car.”
Satoshi replied confused.
“I said, stop the car; I want to talk about something.”
Finding a parking space, Satoshi headed towards there. After parking, he shut off the car and took the car keys.
“What is it?”
Sydney had a worried face when she started to talk about what happened.
“Satoshi…what’s wrong with you?”
“What do you mean? There’s nothing wrong.”
He replied, trying to shake it off.
“Stop trying to shake it off!”
she said, nearly yelling.
“What do you mean!?!”
“What happened today! Almost every time, I’ve seen you suffer headaches of some sort. I’ve even see you fall down unconscious. Why?”
“Look, there’s nothing-.”
Sydney said disappointingly.
“Uso ja nai!”
After a moment of silence, Sydney started to take out a green-blackish pendant, stained with some blood.
“In the warehouse, I found this near you when I found you unconscious.”
She handed this over to Satoshi, who tool a look at it.
“Really? I don’t remember-.”
he said before looking at the back of the pendant. On the back, it had a date carved on it:
Instantly, everything that Satoshi saw started to come back to him, playing over and over again. He didn’t respond before he noticed that Sydney was shaking him out of his new trance.
“Snap out of it!”
Satoshi looked at the front of the car, parked so that he could see other cars pass by.
“There’s no choice…she has to know what’s wrong.”
“Look, Syd, you may not believe on what I say, but-.”
A transmission came up from Rachel herself.
“Satoshi, Sydney, get back to HQ immediately; Replicas have been seen. I've called everyone else, and they're already here. Looks like our vacation's over.”
“Looks like I’ll have to tell you later.”
Knowing that Satoshi might blow it off again, she said,
"After this, promise me tat you're gonna tell me everything."
Satoshi said as he started the car up again, ready to get back quickly
Still, deep down, Satoshi knew something was going to happen today.
“There’s no avoiding it; I feel like there’s something I have to find out.”
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