|2011-10-23, 00:18||Link #3982|
Tenshi's Defense Squadron
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Fighting against those who oppress the system
Edit: DAMNIT! Zero beat me to page 200.
|2011-10-23, 00:25||Link #3984|
O GALILEO LET ME GO
Join Date: Jul 2006
NYARO~ to celebrate 200th page--a short piece that is all Box's fault -- orgiinally sent via PM
It was too late. Houki gave a earth-shaking scream and brought the wooden sword on <Ren>’s shoulder. With a loud CRACK, the sword impact was loud and crushing to one’s ears.
<Ren> did not move, not even flinch. The wooden sword rested deep into her shoulder.
“<Ren>.” Houki stopped, and now her anger had passed she realized what she had done. Her hands dropped the weapon, and she backed away ashamed of herself. ”…I-I’m sorry.”
<Ren> did not say anything for a long time. And then: “I’m fine with you hitting me.”
Houki blinked, not fully comprehending what had been said. <Ren> approached her, though. I was far from them and could not hear exactly what she said, but I could see Houki’s face turn ash-white.
“If you ever attack Ichika like that…” <Ren>’s voice was like her face, cold and unemotional. “…I’ll kill you where you stand.”
I was worried about the exchange between both girls. My childhood friend Houki always had trouble dealing with her temper, but I never thought she would just attack someone like that.
But right now, I was more worried about what <Ren> would do. I barely heard what she said to Houki, and it scared me. I owed <Ren> my life because she rescued me, and the only reason Houki and I are still standing is because of her. Yet my feelings were mixed-I couldn’t just let someone threaten my friend like that, even if it was to protect me.
I heard the noise of water pouring, like a shower. But I didn’t think there was a bath nearby, not in this old school gym—whoa!
I entered the pool area, and found the source of the sound.
Under a simple open shower, <Ren>-san was bathing.
I grabbed my mouth before I could yell. For a second, I was going to scream out at why she would use that shower. Then again, there was no one else in this building we were staying in, why should she expect someone like a boy to walk in on her?
Her hair was black like the night, darker than Houki’s. The water made it seem more alive and shiny against her white skin. Quietly I watched. I didn’t know whether to turn away or keep looking. <Ren> is nothing like Houki, she’s not as tall and her chest is not as developed. But she was slender, very sleek. Something about her was different from most girls, and it was almost scary. She was like a snake, that once you watched them you couldn’t help but stare and be mesmerized. Her right arm had a red mark, the one I saw earlier. It was a tattoo of some sort, and <Ren> would never tell me about it. It stood out on her arm, as if freshly painted.
On her right shoulder is a deep purple mark, it stands out on her clear skin. It’s the mark from where Houki struck her, and I imagined it must hurt. Still, <Ren> didn’t seem to mind it as she bathed.
“Don’t you know peeping is rude?”
DWAH! How did she know without even turning around? And all the while, still showering as if nobody’s looking, that girl!
But even though I’m the one in clothes, it’s me who feels ashamed.
“Sorry!” I turned around immediately.
“Never mind. I’m almost done.”
I couldn’t hear her put on her clothes. It was like she was almost perfectly silent, like a snake moving across ground, only making a sound before it attacks. I swallowed, but didn’t know if I was afraid or excited.
“Uhm, about what happened with Houki…”
“Stop apologizing for others. You can look now.”
I turned to see her fully clothed, but still a bit wet. <Ren> ran her fingers through her hair and a spray of mist flew. I find her scary but pretty at the same time, I don’t know if it’s me being afraid or some other reason.
“<Ren>-san.” I took up all my courage to meet her. She was hsorter than me, shorter than Houki by a bit, but still frightening. “Please don’t threaten Houki.”
“Was that all?” Those lips seemed to smile coldly. “Do you know that if had been you she hit, you would have broken bones?”
I stood firm. “Houki wouldn’t do that.”
“You have too much faith in her.”
I was getting angry. “Houki’s my childhood friend!”
“Is that enough?”
“Houki isn’t that kind of person!”
I suddenly felt a painful poke in my chest. <Ren> stopped me in a finger aimed at my heart. I didn’t even notice I was approaching her until she jabbed me lightly with that index finger of hers.
“That heart of yours is your biggest weakness. It’s what will get you in trouble, over and over again.
I bit my lip, and had nothing to say.
“At the same time, it’s your greatest strength.”
“Remember what I told you? I will help you find your sister.” <Ren>’s hand dropped. “But the will to move on, the will to go find your sister—that must come from you.”
“I remember.” Without thinking, I nodded to her. Yes, when she first rescued me, she told me she would help me find Chifuyu-nee, find out what happened to her and this world that’s gone crazy since the IS became widespread. “I said I’d do whatever it takes to find her.”
“Good.” <Ren> smiled. Whenever she smiled, I wondered what she was thinking. She never played any pranks or tricks on me, but when she smiled—I always felt sorry for whoever she was thinking of at the time. I hope it’s not me, anyway. “Then get ready. We need to meet a group of people who can help us.”
<Ren> didn’t look happy when she replied.
“Oh, all right. You can bring Houki along. Just don’t let her carry anything that she can hit people with.”
<Ren> really doesn’t like Houki, does she…
|2011-10-23, 00:26||Link #3985|
~ Fists of Fury ~
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: The Golden Throne
They are the Obligatory Twins in Shooting St@r.
(Of course I'd be modifying them further than from what SaintX created here)
|2011-10-23, 00:37||Link #3993|
I am no one
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Inside your head
EDIT: my brother and sister debated who's gonna use the modem next... see you later
|2011-10-23, 01:26||Link #3997|
~ Fists of Fury ~
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: The Golden Throne
I see so much transference happening here.
And I wish I watched more Tsukihime and that show from which X got the idea to make those twins from. I find myself using tropes to characterize them. Voices too... Who should we use...
|fanfiction, ff.net, harem|