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ʟᴜᴋᴇ ғᴏɴ ғᴀʙʀᴇ || lost child ([personal profile] wildsaber) wrote2014-04-25 01:03 am

02 ♪ written/action ♪ weak and powerless


[After the excitement of the past couple weeks, Luke is ready to call it quits. Everyone except him seemed to be under some kind of curse, or something... Shifts? Yes, that's what it was called. Whatever the reason, things have been hectic and weird and confusing and he's ready for things to go back to normal.

But... he hasn't seen Guy around, not before the Shifts happened nor afterward. No notes were left behind, no nothing. He thought maybe Guy just needed some space (despite how hard he had clung to Luke in the snow)-- but this is suspicious, and he's wondering if maybe... maybe, he went home.

It takes him a while to muster up the courage to open the journal. He can't trust his voice not to shake, so he tries writing in it instead.]

Hi, everyone. This is Luke.

For those who know him, Guy's not here anymore. I haven't seen him since before things got weird. He would never leave without telling someone, and we sleep in the same room, so I would've known if he got taken somewhere.

[He tries to think of something else to say. It's weird to think that Guy isn't here. Guy is always here, through everything. He was there when Luke said goodbye and he was there when Luke said hello, too.

Still, seeing it in front of him just cements it. He feels his reserves crumble a little. He's a little angry, even though he has no right to be. Guy would never leave unless he was forced to, he knows that, but... he's still mad at someone. Mad at the Malnosso. Luke wants to be home, laughing and traveling with Guy and his friends. Now Guy has to be-- be somewhere else, without Luke. Maybe even without knowing he's alive.]

... I'm sorry.

[He leaves it at that and closes the journal.]


[In the end, Luke doesn't go too far. He's in the woods behind House One, curled up against the gnarled face of a big tree. His knees are pulled to his chest, his head resting on his arms.

His eyes are closed, but he's not asleep. He can't sleep in the middle of the day, and especially not when he's caught up wondering what happened to his best friend.]
distressedude: (All stars fade away...)


[personal profile] distressedude 2014-04-25 09:20 am (UTC)(link)
[Ion had suspected, during those few days that he was more or less still himself, that something had happened to Guy. But with the experiment going on, it was hard to say for sure. It's only now, seeing how every trace of him is missing both from the house and from the village, that it's clear he's gone home. He knows what Luke's entry will say before even having a chance to read the words for himself. But he doesn't bother with the journal. His first priority is finding Luke. It was never easy to deal with someone going home, and it certainly wasn't any easier trying to deal with it alone.]

[It takes him a little while to find the exact spot Luke has hidden himself, but when he does, he doesn't call out to him. Instead, he slowly walks over and takes a seat beside Luke, keeping his eyes locked straight ahead.]

...I'm sorry. I know how hard it is when someone leaves Luceti so suddenly like that. [He turns towards Luke.] Are you all right?
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[personal profile] yourfononsarewhack 2014-04-25 03:19 pm (UTC)(link)
[Jade had been keeping to himself since the shift ended, thinking back on all he had went through. Living another life, spending time in Peony's body, spending several days trapped in the wilderness while shrunken... but what stuck in his mind the most was actually the encounter he had with Luke. The Luke that wasn't this Luke.

Guy's absence had been quietly noted. Jade knew the tricks to determining whether or not someone had left the enclosure; and he had more or less assumed that the others had figured it out. Guy was gone. Jade wasn't sure if he'd miss him - he didn't like to think he had such sentimental attachments. But at the very least, Guy had been a very useful help in taking care of Luke. And he knew that the replica must be taking it hard, especially considering the time that this Luke came from. He must be facing the possibility that he'll never see Guy again.

Jade takes some time after seeing the journal message before seeking him out. Finding him is easy enough; Jade strolls up quietly, with his hands in his pockets, and he greets him with a candid tone as he finds him huddled by the tree.]


You look terribly unflattering.
dissonates: <user name=fontech> (bugger off i'm having a girly moment)

[fonic link kinda] late mofo fight me

[personal profile] dissonates 2014-04-30 08:40 am (UTC)(link)
[Gone again.

Asch doesn't know how to feel about this, his emotions and thoughts conflicted all over again. As much as he can feel the loss of a childhood friend and any of the potential for healing old wounds between the two of them, he can feel phantom pains from the scars of the wound that had killed him, the wound made by Guy's father's blade just shy of two years ago. Or perhaps the dissonance was acting up again; lately, with his body, it's been hard to tell.

It doesn't... hurt, though. Emotionally, mentally, whatever. Guy's disappearance. It doesn't make him feel any kind of loss or unhappiness, bitterness or anger. Not like the last few times. Mostly what he feels is numb.

Maybe I've stopped caring. Maybe I know what a waste it is to feel that way.

Maybe I'm just tired.

Probably the most likely of options, that. He's been here too long, seen too many familiar presences vanish without a warning. As usual, forming attachments has only caused him pain. It's a wonder he bothers anymore.

His replica, though... that, he can feel a little, through the link they share. That loss. It's all the more prominent because Asch himself isn't experiencing it. And although he'd like nothing more than to close himself off and ignore the whole issue, create a wall around him to avoid getting closer (and therefore getting hurt again), with Luke...

...dammit. Dammit all to hell.

The link is open. Just a little, not enough to hurt but enough to offer up his presence in case Luke has need of it. The metaphorical door is unlocked and he's here, waiting.

Just in case.]
Edited 2014-04-30 08:40 (UTC)
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[personal profile] silversnowfall 2014-05-03 04:26 am (UTC)(link)
[Nephry doesn't go looking for Luke, necessarily. The connections she'd made with him - each of his previous "visits" - are gone again, although he doesn't feel any less like family, and it makes her wary of infringing on his space.

No, she goes for a walk. She likes to walk to the cherry tree hill when she can; sometimes there isn't enough time, and this is one of those days.

The red hair stands out against the emerging spring of their glorified backyard.]


[Unless invited closer, she'll keep some distance.]
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[personal profile] knightofratatosk 2014-05-13 04:08 am (UTC)(link)
He was from your world, wasn't he?

[Not that that will make it hurt any less, as he knows quite well. Still, there's a least a slight bit more comfort when you know what someone is returning to and that you'll be able to see them again eventually.]