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Re: Rise for the End of the World
« Reply #120 on: March 26, 2019, 12:10:45 PM »

One of the walls slid upwards, which meant that Lana's assumption had been correct, there were other hidden doors. A guard walked in, over to Haruka, holding something in his hands. Lana couldn't make out quite what it was. Whatever it was, it was furry. He handed it off to the mute girl, but not before sticking something right behind her ear. He then left without a word, and Lana just stared after him, watching as the door slid shut again.

"What the f*ck was that?" she demanded, looking at the mute girl directly. She didn't care that she wouldn't be able to interpret the signage or that the girl probably wouldn't answer her anyway. It was just... odd.
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Re: Rise for the End of the World
« Reply #121 on: March 26, 2019, 12:22:15 PM »

Haruka double tapped the attachment behind her ear and then opened her hands and a black weasel crawled up her arm onto her shoulder and sat up straight, staring at Lana before tilting its head and speaking, “A ferret. You’ve never seen a ferret? Haruka. She’s never seen a ferret.” He turned and looked at Haruka who just pet him and rolled her eyes. The ferret curled around Haruka’s neck, “You should have seen that cage they put me in. It was so nice. They gave me a lot of food too. Said they were going to clone a million of me!” Haruka stepped towards the rest of the group, “Ah! Yes! We are Haruka and Luna. When Haruka was imprisoned here five years ago, they gave her me to be a mental translator.”
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Re: Rise for the End of the World
« Reply #122 on: March 26, 2019, 12:34:46 PM »

Sam stared, wide-eyed at the ferret and almost horror-stricken. "How does that...how do you work?" He asked, his eyes flickering from Haruka to the ferret.
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Re: Rise for the End of the World
« Reply #123 on: March 26, 2019, 01:19:53 PM »

Ryleigh's mouth widened into a beaming grin. "Oh, it's so cute!" she exclaimed. This day just kept getting better and better- minus the broken bones, of course.
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Re: Rise for the End of the World
« Reply #124 on: March 26, 2019, 02:31:46 PM »

Randy frowned. "...So now a telepathic talking weasel joins the mix. The world is surely saved." They deadpanned. They always found 'pets' to be sad, trapped creatures. How pitiful of this weasel to be enslaved. "Animal slavery is so cute."
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Re: Rise for the End of the World
« Reply #125 on: March 26, 2019, 04:56:08 PM »

"I have a little metal piece behind my ear, as does she. I just speak for her. I don't know much about the talking part though. That's a secret apparently and I talk too much to be allowed to know," he said and then puffed up his chest proudly, "I am quite cute aren't I?" Haruka pulled him down into her arms and held his close while giving a stern look and clicking her tongue at Randy. Luna looked up at Haruka before telling Randy, "She's unhappy with you for assuming she'd keep me as a slave. I'm a free ferret. I enjoy having someone to talk for."
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Re: Rise for the End of the World
« Reply #126 on: March 27, 2019, 11:10:52 AM »

Ryleigh approached Haruka carefully, wary of her abilities now. "May I... may I pet him? You? I don't know who to ask."
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Re: Rise for the End of the World
« Reply #127 on: March 27, 2019, 11:18:29 AM »

Haruka pulled away and glared at Ryleigh, but Luna squirmed out of her hands, “Yes. Yes. Yes,” he said and ran up Ryleigh’s leg and onto her arm, “I accept all affection.” Haruka double snapped her fingers but Luna stayed put, “She’s not going to hurt me. You’re being a spoil sport”
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Re: Rise for the End of the World
« Reply #128 on: March 27, 2019, 12:37:36 PM »

"I would never hurt such an adorable little thing," Ryleigh cooed, scratching Luna under his chin. "So, uh, can we all get animal companions? Like, as part of this saving the world deal?"
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Re: Rise for the End of the World
« Reply #129 on: March 27, 2019, 12:47:30 PM »

Luna’s leg kicked at the sweet feeling of Ryleigh’s feelings and grinned as best a weasel could. He then laughed and looked over at Haruka, “That’s not very nice.” He looked over to Ryleigh, “She’s thinking about breaking more of your ribs”
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Re: Rise for the End of the World
« Reply #130 on: March 27, 2019, 01:05:04 PM »

Lana looked at the ferret curiously. This was just downright bizarre, but she supposed that it wasn't too far fetched, given what they all had in common. "That's... I'm sorry, I still don't understand how this works?"
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Re: Rise for the End of the World
« Reply #131 on: March 27, 2019, 03:59:13 PM »

"I wouldn't be opposed," Sam commented, watching the ferret with a small smile. He did like animals.
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Re: Rise for the End of the World
« Reply #132 on: March 27, 2019, 04:19:20 PM »

Luna shook his head, "No, you sillies, not unless you want to have your throat throttled and never be able to speak again," he then hopped down and headed back to Haruka and crawled back to her shoulder, "She says she hopes you all are going to take this seriously."
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Re: Rise for the End of the World
« Reply #133 on: March 27, 2019, 04:25:25 PM »

Ben had seen many strange and unexplainable things, but a talking rodent was certainly a new kind of bizarre; he wondered how they could be expected to take it seriously. "We will try," Ben siad cautiously, eyeing Haruka warily; she was rather intimidating, even without a voice.
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Re: Rise for the End of the World
« Reply #134 on: March 28, 2019, 06:12:29 AM »

Randy stepped over to Haruka and her...enslaved ferret, and leaned towards the duo, sniffing the air a bit before sneering upon hearing Ryleigh's request for animal slaves of their own. "This is ridiculous. I seem to be the only one here who actually functions properly, eh? Either your powers are awry or your brain is screwed or something is wrong with your bodies. How could any of you save the world? Look at yourselves. Cooing over a weasel." They scoffed and crossed their arms, not caring about how offensive or misguided their statements clearly were. "You're all putting your superior nature to shame by acting so low."
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