Seo Jun was clinging tightly to Gasun's waist, SaeHa and Yangban glaring but allowing the contact. "I listened really well!" The child insisted, Noah helping Nabi with her uniform's sash. "They said the Resistors are experimenting on someone, and they're doing horrible things. The Resistors seemed terrified."
"We can't ignore it. Getting the Infected is one thing, but experiments-" Yun paused and looked at Jin, the Kings both wearing worried expressions. They knew exactly what humans could get up to if they had their hands on Chachaoongs.
The child peered away from Gasun's tummy. "LoLo still isn't feeling well, so I can't use Percy to go by myself..."
"I'm glad." Jin bent down near him with a smile. "I don't want you to go into something like this alone, JuJu. It's better if you stay here and watch for
"What the HELL is that animal doing here?"
Yangban's snarling was more like an animal than Logan wearily hiding behind Ho, but the Dog neglected to say that to the aristocrat's face given there were weapons drawn on his little trio. The younger TALs were evenly split in the yard, but all the elders were standing and blocking them from coming near the house.
"Hyung..." Jin was nervously acting as the mid-point, Yun hanging back behind Yangban and glowering at Logan, who was now looking ill on his feet.
Seo Jun was holding tightly to Ho's back, Noah in the middle with Jin and Nabi over by Logan's side to support him.
"Ho." MuYoung's voice was tight with fury.
SaeHa was in the middle with Jin and Noah, but looked less interested in the argument. "C'mon...It's just until I can think of a way they can get on Yoong's good s
Logan's breath came out as wispy steam, the foreign Chachaoong looking disheveled and sickly but adamant. Percival snorted as he eyed Gip-Yun, the beast a sad curled up lump on the floor, and Noah's ear went forward as he caught the beast's voice.
'I told you, child. I told you he'd kill you.'
Usagi, Kitten, and the other beasts popped up into view. The rabbit narrowed his eyes at Percival. 'That child is your comrade.'
'My master and his child are the only ones I care for.' The feline beast replied with a rumble like thunder. 'I warned him that the fool would end up letting him be killed. It wasn't in my priority to interfere.'
Kitten hissed, Maru reaching to stroke his beast on the back. 'Any child should be protected!'
'If you have the will to care, go ahead.' Percival sighed. 'We we
Lotte scratched his shoulder absentmindedly, staring at a book without really seeing the words. It was a fantasy novel, about a brave sorcerer in an ancient land who was looking for his best friend, the bravest knight in all the land who'd left their home village to fight a great evil. The sorcerer had come to a fork in the road, one way led to the unknown land where his friend supposedly was going, and the other turned around and went back to their village. Yet for today, he just couldn't get himself to concentrate on reading.
'It's not like I have a choice in that...Ever since I approached those two, my whole life's become weird.' He thought gingerly of Jin and Yun, the TALs, everyone he'd met. 'Even if there's a chance this will all go away, it feels like a dream I won't be able to forget.'
"Ah! There they are!"
Ho waved as Ara and Jenna came running up. "We ran as soon as we got the message! Is Rabbit Oppa okay?!" The Beu Ne gasped out as Mir and Haje leisurely walked up, having followed the girls.
"He's at home right now, actually. Cho wants to go and see him but I need another set of hands in here to help cook." Ho bleated out as Ara hugged him. "Jenna, can you and Haje greet customers and seat them? You don't have to do anything else, we haven't been that busy this week." The two Laons nodded and gave him thumbs up, heading to change into some uniforms.
Mir had his arms crossed. "We saw him running off already. Will this really be okay?"
"We're slow and maybe if they do well the old man can hire them." Ho shrugged. "They're too old to go to school like Jin."
The Rooster's stare was fixed on Ho. "...
Seo Jun was thrashing in Gasun's grip, screaming obscenities at the grinning Ji-U as the Yongma surrounded him. Yoong's jaw was hanging open, the elder staring down brokenly at Logan's body as the TAL raced over to surround Ji-U. He could see the fading breaths exiting Logan's mouth as ripples across the steadily-growing pool of black blood surrounding him.
'. . . N O . . .'
The ground rocked violently, asphalt and concrete cracking and shredding to dust around Yoong. Gasun grabbed Seo Jun and dashed by the elder to scoop Logan's body up, narrowly avoiding the next blast of Yoong's aura as he jumped away.
"SHIT!" Noah yelped as he, the other TAL present, and what remained of the Resistors were bounced into the air.
Nabi's tornadoes were quick to snatch the Resisto
"Nuna, can you wait here with Dongsaeng while I go try to get Joong?" Ho pleaded as soon as they'd found a decently secluded spot.
Seo Jun was sitting in the grass, legs folded as well as his arms as the child gave the image of pouting. By now the Resistors were far enough away that Ho easily slipped through Shade to head to Jin's house, Nabi crouching near JuJu as he bounced his knee impatiently. The dense foliage gave them perfect cover, Nabi's dark clothes and Seo Jun's deer-colored ones hiding them perfectly.
"You-you'll get to see him soon." She said gently. "It won't be long, I-I'm sure."
He glanced at her, and again Nabi could see the softer hues of green in Seo Jun's eyes. "Mutter was always kind. It's only been LoLo and me, even before we died. But with Mutter, we can be a family, the way LoLo a
Nabi's eyes were blank as she spoke, staring at whom she believed to be a man behind the cowering Rabbit. He had gray hair in a distinct undercut, short black hair at the top of his head speckled with white. "Come on now. You know this is what you were born for. We found you, it's only fair you help us with our research. You don't want to disappoint Do-Un-Nim, do you?"
"Oppa!" Nabi shouted, reaching for Noah and grabbing his hands away from his face. Tears ran rivers down his cheeks, and his eyes seemed to bulge as he stared right through her and everything.
The man reached out as well, and his hand landed on Noah's shoulder. "Do what you were born for. It's a high honor to die in the name of science." He uttered with not even one ounce of humanity. "We're trying to create life, understand? You'll help the hum
"Since Rabbit's staying the night with Gamun Be-Hyung, he can sleep in for his day off tomorrow." Ignatio was saying as he unlocked the door for Cho-Yi. They'd just gotten off their shift and had decided to head home for a late dinner. "So we can relax here with Lang and M-"
They both stopped instantly as they caught sight of the living room. Mu Young and Maru were both fast asleep in the lounging armchair Mu Young favored, but...there was a tiny baby perched stomach-to-stomach on Mu Young's middle. Both adult Chachaoongs had their arms crossed around the child's bottom, Maru's head pressed to his fiance's neck. The child had light blue hair and currently had a thumb in his mouth, holding onto Mu Young's shirt.
Ignatio and Cho-Yi exchanged a wide-eyed look before grinning widely, simultaneously pulling out their phon
Noah only grinned wider, shoving the laptop closer to Henry. They were sitting together in the gathering room of Jin and Yun's house, the Kings themselves doing laundry. "Because you are the ONLY person in this house who has yet to be modernized. Even Hot Doc knows how to play Minesweeper! C'mon, it's just a game!"
"...An American one at that." Henry glowered as he adjusted his glasses. "...'Bendy and the Ink Machine?' And WHY am I being harassed to play this?"
Noah rolled his eyes as Sae Ha leisurely puffed a smoke ring nearby. "A, the main character is named Henry, and B, it's about creepy stuff! You're all about creepy stuff!" The yongma user paused before adopting an evil grin. "Well, if you really can't handle it-"
"Hand it over or I'll stab you." Henry growled out flatly, sliding the laptop towards himself while glaring at the rabbit and taking
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1- ryuguheul, how did you meet gotaya?
The Yongma tilts his head, before pulling down his mask piece.
"...It was a while after that Ei Mae began to stalk my master...Toya suddenly showed up nearby. I wasn't keen on him possibly being harmed by my master, so I, uh...'forcibly escorted' him from the area. Unfortunately, he revealed how ill he felt whenever he was separated from his master for too long and too far, something I hadn't dealt with as I stay by my master's side no matter what. I felt pity for him and allowed him to lurk whenever Ei Mae was bothering my master."
Ryu-Guheul smiles a bit. "It turned out Toya had an affinity for small creatures as I do. It was not hard for things to develop from there."
2- Jin, how do y
Jin yawned loud enough to get wide-eyed looks from everyone in the classroom.
"I'm guessing your summer vacation wasn't exactly relaxing." The teacher spoke up from the chalkboard.
He whimpered and let his head fall onto the desk, Yun patting his back with raccoon rings around his eyes. "Rather than that, we've had someone new at the house and he's been having nightmares and thrashing about. Plus the Infected keep getting bigger in number each time they emerge."
"It IS getting harder to make big enough traps." A girl at the front complained. "I'm almost completely out of ducktape and we JUST went to the hardware store two days ago."
The teacher's worried frown deepened as the other students grumbled similar stories. "Perhaps it'd be best if you lot let this go." A loud 'HUH?!' shook the room, Jin and Yun wide-eyed by
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"Maybe it's meteorite?"
Noah's suggestion got blank stares from everyone except Logan, the foreign Chachaoong's eyes covered up by a damp cloth. "...Pardon?" The SunBi spoke, a flat gaze fixed on the sweating Rabbit.
"She said 'star', right? Well, physically, a fallen star would be a meteorite." Noah pulled down a projection screen with a picture of a very famous meteorite. "Meteorites fall to Earth all the time. Most burn up, but you can find some decently sized ones if you know where to look. So it could be they've actually got chunks of space rock in them holding their souls to their body. I mean, I don't know shit bout rocks, but meteorite's like quartz with the whole 'spiritual energy' thingy, right?" Noah twirled his finger on the quoted words.
SaeHa gave him a blank unimpressed look. "Do I LOOK like I'd have an
"He's still not okay?"
SaeHa had just gotten Jadu to take his medicine, but everyone around him was listening in to Ho's conversation with Haje. Lotte had decided to agree to Sora forging a note for him to take a few days off from school, not wanting to confront his classmates just yet, and was at his own home with Henry watching over his listless self. "Yeah, Yoong-Ji's sweating a lot and won't move. Hiljo's worried he might not eat again and he's already skipped a few meals with us." The Boar informed the Dog in a low voice.
"M-Maybe we should drop by?" Nabi questioned, squeezing Seo Jun in reprimand when he hissed from her lap. "Now, now."
Noah, ChoYi, Ara and Jenna were at work, the Sheep now employed as their hostess as they couldn't quite count on her in the kitchen just yet. Kitten was wrapped around Haru, the
"Oh no oh no oh no no no-" Lotte wheezed, dragging Henry somewhat as they ran.
The Resistors were yelling from behind them, demanding them to stop and Lotte swore several times that something almost hit him in the back. 'If we get caught like this, they'll see that I'm infected! They might blame Henry or-!' Even worse.
The yell was accompanied by a bang, and Lotte only sped up. 'LIKE THAT EVER WORKS IDIOTS!'
"Oi, we'd be better off if we got someone to help us." Henry stated calmly, watching the Resistors behind them. "Unless you stop and let me handle this myself."
Lotte turned his head. "Engaging in whatever you're thinking of doing to them wouldn't be smart in the least bit! They've seen our faces!"
"I'll erase their memories then." The Chachaoong's mechanical limbs emerged, Lotte lifted