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[Jinx] Never Love Again

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Title: Never Love Again!
Number: 68
Date: Jun 12, 2008 at 4:14 AM
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Divinatas – Jun 12, 2008 at 4:14 AM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=129][b]Sasori[/b]

A new day, a repaired laptop, and a great deal of studying to do. This time Sasori decided to stay far away from internet cafes, libraries, and the college. She didn’t want anyone disturbing her, and had no desire for idle chit chat with her classmates. They were all a bunch of nerds, anyway. She [i]especially[/i] didn’t want to deal with any loud mouthed obnoxious maniacs calling her a stupid bitch and breaking her stuff.

Sasori was sitting cross legged in the grass at the park. Tapping away at her laptop with the designs for her latest project. It was going to a fantastic piece, not only earning her top marks, but being the talk of the science world!

[i]Ringading! Ringading![/i]

Sasori picked up her phone. An unknown number. “Mikazuki Sasori.”

[i]’Sasori! It’s Yume. I.. I really want to talk to you.'[/i]

She froze. Sasori was sure she blocked Yume’s numbers. She didn’t want to speak to her twin sister… “I’m busy, I have to go.”

[i]’Please, Sasori. Akira and I… We should really talk abou-‘[/i] BEEP!

Sasori tossed her phone in to her purse and took in a deep breath. It was a mistake, for as soon as she tried to breathe she could feel the burn in her throat and the tears in her arms. She drew her legs up and rest her forehead against her knees, trying desperately to push those thoughts back down. Why did Yume have to call! She didn’t want to think about Akira and her sister together. Her own twin sister and her boyfriend together behind her back…

A quick sniff and Sasori was quickly wiping the tears off her face. She couldn’t cry, she had her project. Plenty of work to do. Sasori started typing again.

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Xnijmai – Jun 12, 2008 at 5:01 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“Stupid loud mouth bitch…” He glared over at that snobby new transfer student as she sat on the bench typing away at her laptop, acting all bourgeois. “Think she can tell me watch I can do Just cause of her high education and her ability to buy expensive things like laptops…” Nothing pissed him off more than uppity snobs with everything that tell people what to do just cause they had more material possessions. “Hmmmppp…” He just couldn’t take his eyes away from her, staring at her intensely, hoping that he could make her explode into money if he just focus all his energy into it.

“Gggrrr…” As he stared he couldn’t help, but noticed that she was chatting away on her cell phone. “…” She suddenly closed her phone and threw it into her bag, as if she heard something she didn’t want to hear. “…?” Her lips slightly quivered as she moved her legs in against her chest, seemingly in her own world at the moment. “…?” The faint autumn breeze drifted in from the east, brushing her hair from her face, making the individual strands dance in the air as if independent life forms seeking to escape from the prison binded them down. The wind exposed the soft redness that glowed against her cheek, like color of an apple ripening in the midst of spring.

“…Wha…” A single tear managed to escape her tighten fastened eyes, drifting ever so slowly down the curves of her face, leaving behind a trail of faint residue. “…” The gentle features on her face seem to be illuminated by an unearthly glow of the moment, as if there was an aura that hovered over her skin. Her small, frail looking hand moved up from the keys of her laptop to brush away the single running tear from her face. “…”

He was utterly breathless, as if this single moment in time had robbed him of his life essence, as if being enraptured in this moment seemed to be the only single thing in the world that had any importantance at all. His heart…His soul…The very core of his being was touched. “…”

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Divinatas – Jun 12, 2008 at 5:12 AM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=129][b]Sasori[/b]

TypeType. Type. Type…

Damnit! Now she couldn’t think of anything [i]but[/i] them! Angry, she saved her work and slapped the computer closed. She wasn’t going to get anywhere at this rate, she would have to clear her head. Sasori stuffed the laptop in to her bag, pulling it up over her shoulder as she flicked one of the fallen autumn leaves out of her hair.

It was a really pretty day, a walk should do her good. If she didn’t want to run in to someone before, she really didn’t want to talk to anyone now. That lump in her throat was still burning, making it painful with every swallow. Why couldn’t Yume gt the hint and just leave her alone?

She didn’t seem to notice she was being stared at as she walked off towards the trail that ran along the lake. All she could think about was Akira and Yume locked in that naked embrace…!

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Xnijmai – Jun 12, 2008 at 5:56 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“…” He exhaled slightly as he closed his eyes, intending to gather his thoughts and pull himself together. “…” Josuke was pretty sure it was nothing, just the stupid autumn air making his hormones act all stupid…Even though this type of stuff usually happened only in the spring.

“Meh…” He had no interest in stupid, high maintenance chicks like her anyways; they were a pain in the ass to talk to, boring as hell, and are bossy like hell when they got their hooks into you.

“Hmmmppff…” He was better off with out her anyways. “…” He dugged his hands back into his pockets and slightly stretches his neck. “Oi…I guess I’ll just find something to eat or something.” He liking say his thoughts out loud because it made his mind follow through with it.

“…” He slightly glanced at her as she walked the trails around the lake. “Hhhhhhhuuuuhhhhh…” He grumbled to himself slightly as he started following the trails. “…”

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Divinatas – Jun 12, 2008 at 7:07 PM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=129][b]Sasaori[/b]

Sasori had her hands in her pockets as she walked slowly along the trail next to the lake. It had been a year and a half since she left her home town and came across the country to her new college. All because she wanted to be as far away from the happy little couple as she could possibly get. Maybe she should have tried a European college? It seemed staying in Japan wasn’t going far enough.

A sudden strong gust of wind caught her by surprise, and to her great annoyance her carried off her scarf with it! It landed not too far away on one of the fishing docks floating on the lake surface. Sasori pulled off her bag, hanging it on a low reaching branch and gingerly stepped on to the floating dock. The things always made her nervous with the way they’d keep moving a bobbing while you were trying to stand on them!

“Gotcha!” she exclaimed, snagging her scarf just before the wind blew it off in to the lake water. She wrapped it back around her neck as she turned back to shore, when suddenly there was a CRACK of the wood under her feet! Sasori screamed as the brittle boards snapped under her weight and she went sprawling backwards in to the lake!

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Xnijmai – Jun 12, 2008 at 9:14 PM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“…” God, he was following her around like one of those creepy stalker freaks. What the hell did he expect out of following her anyways? He should had just ignored this stupid feeling and kept on walking like nothing happened. “..” But, instead, he was following her, keeping a good distance behind her so that she wouldn’t notice that he was following her. “…?” She started running as if she was trying to get away from something.

“Ah, damnit…She saw me chasing her and thinks I going to mug her or something. Shit…” It seems that his gut feeling to walk away was right. She was who she was, and he was who he was, nothing like and have nothing in common. He was kicking himself for even trying to attempt anything. “…” He turned his back and started walking away when he heard a SPLASH.

“…?” He turned around to see the girl sitting down in the lake water. “Hahahahahaha.” He couldn’t help but laugh at the situation. That’s what she gets for trying to run away from him when he wasn’t doing anything to her. “…” Well it was his fault that she fell into the water so he better go help her out. “..” He smirks as he walks towards her. “Oi, ain’t too graceful are ya?” He smiled slightly as he walks closer towards her.

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Divinatas – Jun 12, 2008 at 9:47 PM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=129][b]Sasori[/b]

Sasori was sitting waist deep in frosty cold water and she was absolutely miserable. That feeling double when Josuke appeared walking towards her with that asinine smirk.

“Get lost.” Sasori hissed, as she pushed herself up out of the lake. As soon as she took a first step, there was a sudden jolt of pain in her ankle. A yelp escaped her lips when she lost balance and she toppled right back in the water. Not a twisted ankle! She has Judo Club practice this weekend..!

“Stop laughing!” she shouted at Josuke. What a jerk. It was just like men to stand around cackling at things that were clearly nothing near funny. Sasori moved to climb back to solid ground again.

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Xnijmai – Jun 12, 2008 at 10:03 PM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“Hahahaha, its funny, that’s why I am laughing.” He smirked as he walks closer to her, walking towards her instead of the boardwalk, dipping the tip of his shoes into the water. “Oh? Let lost? Fine…I guess you don’t need any help.” Yep, just some stuck up brat reaction like that he expected. But he still reached out his hands towards her, continuing to offer her his help. “Did you spaz out or something? What the hell are you doing down there?”

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Divinatas – Jun 12, 2008 at 10:13 PM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=129][b]Sasori[/b]

Sasori shoved his outstretched hand away, not intending to accept any help from someone so rude. Back on her feet again, she even stuck her nose up in the air and glared imperiously at him.

“Not that it matters, but I was fetching my scarf.” Sasori sloshed through the water, this time not putting any weight on her ankle and limping for dry ground. “Get out of my way.” she growled, half pushing, half using him for balance as she hobbled past him.

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Xnijmai – Jun 12, 2008 at 10:38 PM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“Feh…” Was his instinct right, or was it right? Nothing, but a spoiled little bitch to proud to even ask for help when she needed it. God…What did he see in her anyways? So what if she shed a single tear? Why did he think it was out of sadness? She could had just have something caught in her eye.

He was a huge idiot to think that someone like her could even get sad like that. She probably never had a real sad day in her life. “…Fine.” He moved away from her, moving away from her as she tried to support her from leaning on him, making her fall down again. “…” He sighed, feeling like he was cheated some how.

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Divinatas – Jun 12, 2008 at 10:46 PM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=129][b]Sasori[/b]

He moved, her balance was lost again, and down she went with another splat! Sasori was so [i]angry[/i]..! She had opened her mouth to start shouting at him, but what was the use anyway? He was a creep, and she was dangerously close to crying again. Clamping her mouth shut, Sasori crawled the rest of the way, not getting back to her feet until she was on the ground.

She decided she was eternally grateful that she was all wet, cause it was impossible to tell she had let a few angry tears slip. She wiped her sleeve across her face as she limped for the tree, tagging her bag off the branch and hooking it over her neck.
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Xnijmai – Jun 13, 2008 at 12:20 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“…” What brought out all of that? “…” Hell, even a huge bitch like her didn’t deserve to be treated like that. “…” Did he just call her a bitch again? Why was he so angry all of a sudden? “…” He sighed a bit, a bit disappointed in himself, but…Honestly, he was also disappointed in the girl. Why? He doesn’t know, but there was a sense of being misled by her, even though she didn’t do anything.

“…” He sighed as he as mulled over his thoughts. “…” He sighed to himself as he took a deep breath and did a prat fall into the river. SPLASH “Damn…Would you look at that…I guess you ain’t so damn clumsy after all…” He sighed as he walked over towards her, dripping wet himself. “…” This a was be harder to say than what he expected. “…Uhh…Look…I’m sorry acting like such an asshole to ya…” It was a pathetic start, but it was the best he could muster up.

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Divinatas – Jun 13, 2008 at 12:32 AM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=129][b]Sasori[/b]

Sasori looked over her shoulder at the sudden splash. …and blinked. There he was sitting in the lake with a sheepish expression. Did that idiot throw himself in the lake to say he was sorry? Worse, he padded out of the water right to her and really [i]did[/i] apologize!

Sasori stared at him wide eyed and speechless for a moment! Slowly regained her composure, producing that cool nonchalant expression she was so famous for. She flicked a wet leaf off his shoulder and scoffed. “I suppose you can’t help it, lacking manners and all.” she muttered in reply.

Another sudden gust of autumn wind reminded her that it was too darn cold to stand around in sopping wet clothes. “I have to go home.” she said, not really sure why she bothered telling him, considering the circumstances. Sasori took a limping step back, intending to hop home if she had to.

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Xnijmai – Jun 14, 2008 at 5:28 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“…?” He stared at her as she was limping away. Damn, now he started feeling guilty for letting her fall down. “…” Without asking or giving any warning, he hoisted her up on his shoulders and slung her arm around his neck. “Damnit… Just where the hell do you live anyway?” He glanced over and saw her laptop case. “Hahaha, What is it with you and breaking your laptops?”

He just realized something and reached down to his own pocket. “Nooooooo!!!!” He hung his head as he realized that he had both his PSP and his cell phone in his pocket. “Goddamnit…” He sighed as he slightly glanced over at her for a bit. “Baaahhhh…” He slightly regrets his sudden choice to try to comfort her.

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Divinatas – Jun 14, 2008 at 5:48 AM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=129][b]Sasori[/b]

“h-hey!” Sasori shouted as he practically flung her on to his shoulders! She didn’t think twice about clamping her arms around his neck, holding on so tight she might have been strangling him!

“I didn’t break it, unlike [i]you[/i] I hung my valuables on the tree first.” Hmph. That look on his face. She wasn’t all that fond of being off solid ground, but he was sort of being helpful. “Oh, don’t be a baby. I can fix your PSP and your phone why my tools at home. I live in the Shinku district.”

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Xnijmai – Jun 16, 2008 at 3:19 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“Ack…” She had such a tight grasp around his neck it felt like she trying to imitate Dynamite Suzuki’s Lock of The Gate of Hell (The move he used recently to win the All Kanto-Region Pro Wrestling Ultimate Throwdown X), and doing a hell of a job at it. “…” But he refused to show any sign of weakness, not any where near willing to admit that a girl was putting him through this much pain.

“Oh…Yer…Stuffs…” He choked out, trying to make it seemed like he grunting nonchalantly, and not like he was struggle to get some air into his lungs. He half stumbles down back to the tree where she hung her stuff, trying his damnest not to pass out and reached out for her things, missing twice, and nearly tipped over as he over shot his reach the third time. “Ughhh…” He randomly shot out his hands in a last ditch effort before he felt he was going to pass out and manage to snag it. “Woooo…”

He waved the her things weakly in the air, making it hover next to her. “Here…ya…Go…” He was slightly stagger back and forth as he waited for her to take her things from his hands. “…”

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Divinatas – Jun 16, 2008 at 3:58 AM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=129][b]Sasori[/b]

Was he such a baby he couldn’t even carry a girl? Sasori had to release one of her arms to grab her stuff, and thus was no longer strangling him. Then she realized she was probably killing him and he was just huffing around letting her do it. What sort of macho crap was that?

Sasori hooked her bag over head and returned her arm around his neck, this time with a much lighter grip. “Why do you have to be so damn weird.”

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Xnijmai – Jun 17, 2008 at 3:37 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“Ggggggghhhaaaaaaaaa…” A large groan of relief traveled out of his mouth as she loosened her grip on his neck, followed by equally loud attempts to get air back into his lung, acting as it seemed that inhaling as much air as he could was the only thing that could keep him alive. “Hhhhaaa…” After a minute or two of his wheezing, he managed to be perfectly fine. “Hhhaaa…” Okay, maybe one more wheeze before he was done.

“Shinku district?” He started walking down towards the city, seeing that they will need to take the train back. “Oi…I wouldn’t think you’d be staying in a place like Shinku…Hell, with you being the college going type, I thought you would live out here near Tokyo…” He stares at her slightly sheepishly. “So…This place where you have the tools to fix my stuff…Do your parents live there with ya…Or some old dried up relatives?” He wasn’t thinking about anything too bad…Just curious…Well, maybe some bad things…(Josuke’s Fantasy: ‘Oh, Jos-Kun! What are you doing? No, please, I am not ready…But I can’t help it..Jos-kuuunnnnn!’*Scene ends with a wave of Cherry Blossom petals covering their silhouettes*) But they were perfectly normal things to think about for a guy his age!

“Oi?” He glanced up at her. “Weird?” Wah! He wasn’t weird. “I ain’t weird damnit!” He get flustered as this is what she thinks of him. “Damnit, I am just…Colorful and Exuberant!” Ha! Be she didn’t think he could use big words like that! Thank you, Silver Bullet Detective Maki! He grew a smug look on his face as he though he changed her impression of him. “Bet you didn’t think I could know such big word, huh?” A cocky smile loomed on his lips as he glance up at her.

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Divinatas – Jun 17, 2008 at 3:56 AM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=129][b]Sasori[/b]

“I am truly flabbergasted at your grandiose skill with words.” she replied sarcastically in to his ear as she kept a moderately tight, but none strangling grip around his neck.

“I live by myself. My family owns a lot of property, and since this one was inactive I get to stay there while I’m in college. They have a dozen hotels, so it’s no big deal.” Sasori muttered, not being able to hide the bitter tone to her voice. Her parents were immensely proud of their genius daughters achievements and her acceptance in to top notch schools. But they didn’t like the way she left home, and how she was avoiding her sister. There was nothing worse that the shadow of a disapproving family.
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Xnijmai – Jun 20, 2008 at 12:45 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

So… You live by yourself then, hmmm?” His voice slightly peaked with interest as he looked up at her. “All alone…By yourself…No one around…Hehehehehe…” He smiled mishciviously. “Sooooo…You ever get lonely up there? Feel like you need some company once in a while, hmmm?” Oh, the thoughts young men have when you give them an opening. Hey! It couldn’t hurt to ask! He could dislodge a tiny chance at something if he kept prodding at the topic.

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Divinatas – Jun 20, 2008 at 12:52 AM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=129][b]Sasori[/b]

“Ugh…” Sasori groaned, rolling her eyes and sorely tempted to clobber him over the head. What so of retarded line was that anyway? Or was he just being a jerk again?

“I like it by myself. No stupid people to bother me.” she replied.

The train station was close to the park, so it was no time at all to get there! Sasori had train fare out of pockets ready so they could board before it took off without them. On the train, she made sure to strongly complain about his choices of seating. She didn’t want to sit or stand around those perverts over there! No, that old lady had a mean dog in her bag! That spot is too close to the door and they’d go flying out in a tragic accident if the train crashed!

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Xnijmai – Jun 20, 2008 at 2:19 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“Hehehehe…” He keeps thinking unsavory thoughts ‘situation’ that could occur with her being along(Most of them involving him sneaking in for more ‘unsavory situations’). He muddled along with her on his back on to the train, getting weird looks from some and getting embarrassing remarks like ‘Isn’t that cute?’ ‘Why don’t you carry me like that.’ ‘Kids these days have no shame.’ He cast them all a dirty look as he looked around for a good seat.

“Oi…” She was sure damn picky about where she was gonna sit. “Jeez, just pick on-“ She interrupted him about a lady with a mean dog. “Saaa…” He looked at free seats sat right the middle of the train door, tossing her slightly towards the most middle seat to fend her off her fears of flying out the train door in some freak accident. “Sa…Picky, ain’t ya?” He setting in next to her. “Oi…” He instinctive pulled out his Psp only to realize it was still broken. “Crap…” He stared over at her. “You said you can fix it right?”

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Divinatas – Jun 20, 2008 at 2:36 AM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=129][b]Sasori[/b]

Finally seated, Sasori adjusted herself comfortably for the ride home. “I can fix anything.” Sasori said with her usual superior tone. She snatched the PSP out of his hand to look it over. It was only a little water damage. Getting it dried properly would be the hardest part, then she could fix any wires and bits that were short circuited.

The train car jostled, making Sasori jump and grab his arm for a quick moment. Trains were perfectly safe most of the time, but there was a huge traincar accident a year ago and Sasori had always thought if it could happen once, it could happen again. And if it was going to happen it would happen to her just to make things rotten. “You’ll have to leave your stuff with me.” she finally said, releasing his arm once the train was settled. “I don’t want you screwing it up while I’m in the middle of fixing it and then blaming me for it.”

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Xnijmai – Jun 20, 2008 at 3:05 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“Heh…” He couldn’t help, but smirk as he felt her hands wrap around his arms as the jostle in the train spooked her. It felt kinda nice that she would trust him enough to hold his arms like that, though he suspected it was more of an instinct thing rather than anything else. But he accepted it; she warmed up pretty fast from falling into the lake and was pleasantly snug against his arm, which wasn’t completely dry yet. “…” And he could get a quick whiff of her hair, the scent faint, but it’s sweetness still left an impression on him. “Mmm…” She smelt very, very nice.

“Bah…” He slightly turned his head as if he was not interested with her at all. “You better not hock it or something. I have some very important stuff on there!” He slightly peered over at her again. “Sooooo…How long will you take to fix it again? Oh! And don’t look at my stuff! It’s private and very important” He nodded as if to add emphasis to what he said.

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Divinatas – Jun 20, 2008 at 3:14 AM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=129][b]Sasori[/b]

He was leaning close and when she turned to figure out what he was doing, he had turned away and was ‘bah’ing at her. He didn’t believe she could fix it! Hmph. Probably because she was girl.

“I’ve got plenty of money. I don’t have to steal anything.” she said defensively. “And what are [i]you[/i] going on about with me not looking at stuff? How else am I supposed to test it and make sure it works proper? You’re just afraid I’m see your porn.” she accused. As if it would be shocking to find porn on a guy’s PSP. Everyone knew boys downloaded porn off the internet.

“It won’t be fixed until tomorrow, anyway. It needs to dry over night and since I don’t have class tomorrow I can spend the day working on it.”

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Xnijmai – Jun 20, 2008 at 3:31 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“Wahh!!!” He looked around at the people around them embarrassingly and glared back at her. “Damnit!” He pulled her in. “You don’t talk about that kind of stuff out loud! People will think I am some sort of pervert! …Even though everyone knows young men would have some sort of material on them…It’s still not accepted by public norms.” He huffs a bit. “…Still…I don’t want you looking at it cause you’re a chick, and it feel weird when chicks are looking through your things…”

He eyed her curiously. “So…You aren’t going to make me pay you for this…Cause I am very strapped for cash…I mean I barely make enough to get by on my own with my job…” He focused on her to see if she was buying the story so that he could get a free repair from her.

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Divinatas – Jun 20, 2008 at 3:41 AM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=129][b]Sasori[/b]

The hell was he pulling her close for and whispering like it’s a conspiracy. Who cares about his porn? Sasori slowly pushed his paws off her. If anyone was going to get the wrong idea about something, it was [i]that[/i].

She sighed and rolled her eyes at him. “I thought since you were being nice enough to carry me home, I would fix them for free. But don’t think I won’t charge you next time. I’m not running a business.”

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Xnijmai – Jun 20, 2008 at 3:55 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“Bah, fine.” He sighs as he stretches out a bit, leaning back with his hands on the top of the chairs next to him and his legs sprawled apart like he owned the train. “I guess all I have to do now is just take out your trash or piggyback ya to the train if I need my shit fixed. Ain’t a bad trade…” He yawned nonchalantly rolled his head around his shoulder, slightly breaking the tension from around his neck from all that strangling from earlier.

“Oi…So…” He tried to put his best ‘cool’ act, acting as if he was just making small talk and didn’t care too much about what was said. “What’s your name? Heh…All this shit goes on and we don’t even know what the hell to call each other.” He was glancing over at his nails as he spoke, slightly picking out the random gunk in between the nail and his finger with his thumb.

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Divinatas – Jun 20, 2008 at 4:05 AM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=129][b]Sasori[/b]

“Sasori.” Ugh, he was already plotting on ways to do her favors so he could use her for free repairs. What a creep. She didn’t even bother asking his name in return, having crossed her arms and looking fairly sour. Sasori remained silent until the train was nearing her station.

“This is the place! Hurry up! I don’t want to get stuck on the train for another hour!”

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Xnijmai – Jun 20, 2008 at 4:32 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“Feh…” He stared at his fingers as he cleaned them, feinting disinterest as he continued talking. “Sasori huh? Oi…I once knew a Sasori, she was some brat in my elementary school, always whining about how her juice was warm cause she didn’t have one of them ice pack things you put into lunch bags. She would throw fits and would try pawn off her warm juice to the other kids, saying that it was an awesome new way to drink juice! Bah…Stupid lying kid…” He was talking to himself as Sasori didn’t seem to care, but he didn’t notice.

“Oi, so as you can see, I haven’t had any really good experiences with Sasoris. Feh…” He stretches slightly as the train began to come to halt. “Sa…As for me, I am Jo-“ She interrupted him as he was about to introduce himself. “Oi…” He looks around. “Wah…Already? Damn…That was fast…” He gets up, offering his hand to her. “Oi.”

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Divinatas – Jun 20, 2008 at 4:38 AM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=129][b]Sasori[/b]

He did a whole lot of constantly talking, for which Sasori responded with a whole lot of not listening. She did catch that he had problems with ‘sasoris’ of which she only snorted to. When he offered his hand, she took it and pulled herself up from the seat.

Sasori was pretty darn sure she had herself balanced properly but when the train screeched to a stop she fell right in to him, and ended up putting weight on her twisted ankle! She proceeded to hop on the good foot with a whole lot of ‘ow! ow! owing!’ and muttering curse words!

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Xnijmai – Jun 20, 2008 at 4:59 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“…?” The train came to a slightly hard stop as Sasori got up. She planted both of her feet on the ground; the pressure on her bad foot was light enough for her to stand up. But as the stop came up, se wasn’t ready and lost balance. It was odd, really; what happened next. She started falling to sideways, due to the loss of balance from her bad foot. His harm reached out and grabbed her, pulling her into his chest as his other arm move backwards, placing itself against the window to be able support her weight, nearly missing the head of two salarymen.

“…” He stared down at her blankly as he was befuddled at what was going on, his body reacting before he could process what was going on. “You…Okay-“ He was interrupted by the small roar of cheers from the other passengers who witness his save. “Nice catch lover boy!” “Wow, that rough looking yankee is quick on his feet.” “Why don’t you ever try to catch me like that whenever I am falling?” He was embarrassed once more as he pushed off the window to stand up right. “You ain’t hurt now are you?”

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Divinatas – Jun 20, 2008 at 5:07 AM

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Sasori stared at his chest for a moment until she finally shook her head and gently pushed away from him. She wasn’t sure if she just felt stupid or if she were embarrassed. The comments by all those snoopy spectators weren’t helping at all. Her face felt warm, and she was mortified at the thought that she might be blushing. She crashed in to him and he caught her, there was nothing to talk about!

“My foot- I lost my- I’m fine!” Sasori said quickly. She couldn’t seem to look him in the face, but she did manage to give his chest an imperious looking stare. “We better go before the doors close.”

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Xnijmai – Jun 20, 2008 at 5:24 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“Come on…” He reached out his arm to sling around her shoulders and support her as he started walking towards the door. “…” There was a small applause from the crowd as they were getting up. “Heh…” Josuke put on a stupid smile and slightly waved with his free arm. “Hehehehehe…Thanks…I was only doing what I thought was right…” He slightly bowed his head as they walk off the train onto the platform.

“Hehehehe…” He was still slightly basking in the applause. “Mmm….” Then broke from it. “So…Where do you live?” He looked around a bit at the station. “Left? Right? Straight? Where is this abandoned hotel of yours at?”

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Divinatas – Jun 20, 2008 at 5:30 AM

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Ugh! He was totally hamming it all up for attention! How sleazy could a man get! If she wasn’t limping, Sasori might have stomped on his foot. Scoffing as they exited on to the platform, Sasori pointed off towards the right.

“A few meters that way. It’s the big red old looking place called Mikazuki Resort.” her tone suggested she was back to be annoyed and inconvenienced by his presence.

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Xnijmai – Jun 21, 2008 at 2:27 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“That old place? I always thought that place was haunted…” He had to crouch down a bit to help her walk, paining his back. “Jeez…This is a pain in the ass…Here…” He stopped and slightly kneeled down, her arm still on his shoulders. “Hold on, damnit, I don’t want you falling down and suing me for assault.” He moved her other around his neck as he moved in front of her. “…” His hands slid back and grasps slightly at mounds of her skirt, pushing her up on to his back as he was leaning over. “You got a good hold?” He was smiling widely despite his calm tone; his hands still support her up by pressing up against her ass.

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Divinatas – Jun 21, 2008 at 2:35 AM

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Sasori held on to his neck again, which was the only reason why she wasn’t clobbering him on the head! Well.. she wasn’t going to give him the satisfaction of making a big scene about it. If he was so hard up for female company that he had to cop a feel on an injured girl, he could have his fun!

“Shameless jackass.” she scoffed in his ear. “It’s not haunted. At least I’m pretty sure it’s not haunted.” she pointed ahead down the street where the top of the building could be seen over the trees. “There it is. I suppose you’re afraid ghosts?”

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Xnijmai – Jun 21, 2008 at 2:55 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

He couldn’t help, but laugh out loud. “Hey! I am not doing anything wrong! I am merely supporting you up so that you don’t fall! It’s only a coincidence that it involves me touching your ass, that’s all!” He smiled widely as he looked up at her. “Wah! Of course I am afraid of ghost! I mean how the hell do you suppose I fight one of them? I ain’t got no anti ghost charms or Shinto staffs to throw at it!”

He continued to piggy back her to the entrance of her the hotel. “Wahhh…” He stared over at the large wooden gate that sat out in front of them. “…You got the key to this place right?” Then he pauses to think about it. “Oi…How would you open the gate to a large wooden dinosaur like this?”

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Divinatas – Jun 21, 2008 at 3:15 AM

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“Ghosts aren’t even real, you baby.” she muttered as he stopped in front of the wooden gate. Jeeze, it wasn’t that large. It look perfectly average to her. And to prove it, she had to precariously balance to reach out her arm and push open one of the large wood doors.

“You just push it! It has hinges, you know! How else would people get it open?” The door creaked open slowly after having been given a shove to reveal a unkempt rock path up to the front steps. The whole place look like it was in desperate need of repair and landscaping, and more than just a little bit creepy!

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Xnijmai – Jun 24, 2008 at 1:42 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“Well…How do you know that ghosts aren’t real? Like…When you are awake and you know you are awake, but you can’t move your body at all, like it’s frozen or something. That has to be a ghost sitting on top of you! How else would you explain that then?” He was prattling on as she was talking, completely ignoring her words.

“Bah…No wonder why this place went out of business! There is no lock, which means you get people who can sneak out of the hotel before paying! Bah!” He shakes his head, give her some what of sardonic glaze. “Jeez, what kind of idiot still relies on the honor system in this day and age?!? How stupidly naïve it is!” He said in a somewhat mocking manner.

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Divinatas – Jun 24, 2008 at 4:40 AM

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“Oh please!” Sasori said, nearly exasperated. “If you’re going to believe in made-up stuff, at least get the facts straight. It’s not ghosts that give you sleep paralysis, it’s when your soul hasn’t gone back in to your body yet after unconscious astral projection.”

Sasori had her house keys pulled out, so as soon as he was up the front steps and at the door, she was leaning dangerously around his shoulder to stick in the key, twist, and unlock. She pushed open the door to reveal an interior that looks just as run down as the outside!

“If we locked all the people inside, they’d never be able to go out for their vacations and business meetings, you idiot!”

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Xnijmai – Jun 24, 2008 at 5:05 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“Astral Projection? What the hell kind of spaceship crap are you talking about? Everyone knows that the reason why you can’t get up while you are in sleep paralyzation is because ghosts are sitting on your chest, trying to siphon off your ki to get reborn! That’s common sense! What the hell does flying though space have anything to do with not being able to move when you are awake anyways?” He crosses his as if to say claim that he won his arugment.

“Wahhh…” He looked around the place as they walked it, it seemed like no one lived in it for years. “Jeez…No wonder you guys locked the doors, who the hell would wanna stay here on their own free will after seeing all this shit…” He said, completely ignoring what she was going on about earlier. “Oi… Was thing place around doing the Tokugawa era or something? Oooo…Maybe there might be some old armor and shit lying around!” He was eager to explore.

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Divinatas – Jun 24, 2008 at 5:28 AM

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“Don’t be such a jackass! It didn’t look like this when it was open!” Sasori nearly shouted at him. She hopped over to the front table where her mail and answering machine sat. “Don’t go poking around at stuff!” She pressed the button to listen to her new messages.

[i]BEEP! Ms. Mikazuki, this is Mr. Tatsuya. Your thesis paper has been accepted, and we would be happy to have you in our Advanced Classes for next year! Your paperwork is on the way.

BEEP! HEY SASSY YOU MISSED A GREAT PARTY! RIGHT GUYS? (CHEERING LAUGHER!) SUCKS TO BE Y- MESSAGE DELETED.

BEEP. Sasori, this is your mother. Your father and I have decided that enough is enough. It’s very disrespectful for you to decline Yume and Akira’s wedding invitation. You cannot just avoid your family. Until you come to your senses we won’t be sending you any more money. I’m sorry sweetie, but you’re being unfai- MESSAGE DELETED.[/i]

Sasori stood there, staring down at her answering machine. Cutting her off because she didn’t want to go to her cheating ex’s and slutty sister’s wedding? Why was SHE the one shaming the whole family? How the hell is she supposed to pay for all of her school loans?! “Thanks a lot, Mom…”

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Xnijmai – Jun 25, 2008 at 12:50 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“Wahhh…” Josuke was busy exploring the delaminated innards of the hotel, gazing like some foreign tourist at all the broken sights. “Man…” He walks into an unused room, immediately moving towards the rolled out tatami mat in the middle of the room and plopped himself down. “KAAA KAAAA!!” Dust flew up all around, giving evidence that no one had used it in quite a long time.

“Jeez…” He looked around at the room around him, the screen door was fading into a dull grey, the paint on the wall peeling, and the wear in the old blankets that sat in the corner of the room. “…” He sat up, thinking that maybe it wasn’t such a good idea to be hanging out in such a musty old room. He gets up, dusts himself, and wanders back outside towards Sasori. “Man…How long has it been since you cleaned this place?” He glanced over at her and saw the look on her face. She was super pissed, and apparently at the little answering machine below her. “Oi, what happened? Did it break or something? You look like you are going to drop an elbow or two on it…”

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Divinatas – Jun 26, 2008 at 12:23 AM

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“It’s none of your business.” she muttered, turning to lean against the counter. Thousands of dollars worth of school loans. Books, supplies… groceries! She didn’t have time to get a job [i]and[/i] go to class. What were her parents thinking? This was her future they were messing with!

“Maybe if I rent out the rooms…” Sasori said out loud, glancing around at the battered mess that was the Mikazuki Inn. All it needed was some cleaning, paint.. a few repairs? If she stayed up late and cut back on sleep, she could get it cleaned up enough to open the place.

“Thank you for taking me home.” she finally said. “I don’t think I have time to fix your PSP and phone right now, though. I have a lot of things I need to do with this place or I’m going to end up broke.”

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Xnijmai – Jun 26, 2008 at 1:26 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“Awwww!” He slightly pouted his lips and his crossed his arm, disappointed with what she said. “But I thought you said tomorrow!” He whined almost like a child. “Baahhh…” He huffed a bit as he looked around. “…” She was going to do all that by herself? “Oi…Damnit…I’ll help you out if it means that you can work on my shit faster.” He sighed as he looked over at her. “So…Are you planning on doing this whole remodeling thing soon?”

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Divinatas – Jun 26, 2008 at 1:34 AM

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Sasori eyed him with a mix of distrust and annoyance. She [i]could[/i] use the help. It’d be impossible to get everything cleaned up fast enough to start taking in boarders and getting paid before bills were due without any sort of help.

“I don’t know…” she started. “You break things all the time. How do I know you aren’t going to break all my stuff and set my place on fire?”

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Xnijmai – Jun 27, 2008 at 1:06 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“…?” He scoffs as he folded his arms together. “Oi, what the hell is there left to break? Or burn? Heh…” He wanders into the room he was in earlier and lifts up the tatami mats, kicking up the dust that built up over all the time it was unused. “Oi, I think it’s got so much crap on it I don’t even think it will burn anymore.” He threw the mat back down. “Beside, you are going to need the help you can get fixing this place. You ain’t going to finish this all by yourself…And you also got college and whatnot.” He turned around and wandered towards the walls, patting them slightly. “…I don’t want you to be wasting all those years of effort to get to college only to throw it away on some old ass building…” He stared up and examined the roof, seeing how the support beams were still able to keep it up.

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Divinatas – Jun 27, 2008 at 1:15 AM

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Sasori blinked. His unexpected sincerity surprised her, though she doubt he even knew what he said. For someone so obnoxious and rude, sometimes he said really nice things.

She smiled – actually smiled! – crossing her arms and gesturing a finger down the hall. “There’s tools and supplies in the downstairs closet. Your toys have to dry before I can work on them, but I’ll make you some dinner while you get started. And I don’t want to see any halfass work around here, or I might be inclined to halfass my repairs and instead of hot chicks on your PSP you’ll be seeing naked old men!”
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Xnijmai – Jun 27, 2008 at 2:05 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“…?” He turned around and looked in the direction she pointed him. “Bah! You better not replace my stuff with any wrinkle old farts! I might just…Turn this place into a pachinko palor instead of a hotel! Yeah!” He thought that was a good enough of a threat to keep her from messing with his things.

He gave her a warning glance before wandering down to the some of the tools. “Okay…” He stumbled around rather blindly until he spots the stairs and notices that the light aren’t working as well down stairs as they were upstairs. “Waahhh…” He was rather dark as he was looking for the tools and supplies, making him somewhat paranoid. “Okay…” He step around very cautiously, as if the something could pop out at any moment and eat him. “Okay…Just get the tools and get out…”

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Divinatas – Jun 27, 2008 at 2:17 AM

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Sasori watched him go down the hall before she pulled an old cane out of a vase near the desk and used it to hobble on down to the kitchen. She didn’t have a lot there, considering she lived alone and didn’t really like having any guests offer, but had more than enough to make a dinner for two. He was likely going to crack jokes about her cooking, well the joke was on him! Sasori might have been a scientific genius and not a normal girl, but she [i]could[/i] cook! He grandmother would have dropped dead if her granddaughters couldn’t even make traditional meals.

Meanwhile, there was a big storm blowing in! The wind was howling outside, and bright flashes of lightning sent rolling cracks of thunder through the sky. With it getting so dark outside, the inside of the hotel started looking pretty eerie. Shadows dancing on the walls, things looking weird and spooky.

Suddenly there was a big BOOM and the power went out!

There was a scream from the kitchen!

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Xnijmai – Jun 27, 2008 at 2:44 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“Damnit…Where does she find all of her stuff in such a dark and scary ass place?” He squinted hard as he was gathering up the tools. “Hmmm…” He goes in to pick up what seemed to be a tool box when something seemed to pop up out of nowhere. “WAHH!!!” Something was moving! He saw it’s shadow shifting around! “WAAHHH!!!” He turns around ready to jolt back up the stair, then suddenly. “…” The lights shut off!

“WAHHH!!!” He was stumbling around blindly, having no idea where he was going or what the hell was down here with him. “WAAAHHH!!!!” He knew it was a trap! He knew she was some sort of ghost, luring him here to devour his life essence! The basement was probrablly filled with her ghost friends who were planning to dine on him like some sort of roasted pig! Bah! Why did he have to follow that stupid rich, spoiled brat ghost back home?!?!

Then came the sound of her screaming. “Wah?”

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Divinatas – Jun 27, 2008 at 2:50 AM

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She didn’t know if it was a bat or a flying rat with wings, all she knew is that it was flapping around her kitchen and it had startled her so bad she had sliced open her own finger! There was probably blood all over the place, but she couldn’t see a damned thing!

Sasori muttered a few curses, as she set down the knife and hobbled out the kitchen door to find the backup generators in the old shed. She was soaked with rain by the time she made it to the shed, and had to thwack the thing three times before it finally came on!

The lights in the building came back on. The kitchen had a very suspicious looking trail of blood leading outside.

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Xnijmai – Jun 27, 2008 at 3:20 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

Then suddenly, the lights returned. “…” He looked around for something to defend himself with, and stalked slowly up the stairs, carrying a lumber plank with him as he warily made his way up. “…” Sasori was gone. “…?” He looked around, not seeing her in the house at all. “Huh…?” He turned his head and noticed the blood trail on the ground. “!!!”

He looked around, terrified, as he search around for Sasori. “OH SHIT! DAMNIT! WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU, YOU STUPID BRAT?!?!” He shakily grips the lumber plank as he moves closer towards the blood trail, leading outside. “…” It was clear what had happened…Some crazy old ghost of a samurai or whatever that died in the house wanted a human bride and tried to take Sasori away! But she refused and he attacked her, cutting her deep, but not fatally, for she needed to be sacrificed in a ceremony in order to be ghostifed as his bride. The Fiend!

“…” Of course, the samurai being a ghost and all, Josuke couldn’t do much against that, so he was going to leave. “..” But the moment he turned to step away, the image of her being used up by a filthy old ghost came to his head and filled him with rage! “GRRR!!!” No one violates Sasori in his fantasies, but him! He knew he didn’t stand that much of a chance fight against a ghost, but he had to try! Who knows, maybe the lumber plank was specially blessed by a priest and had magical properties!

Josuke dove out the open back door and charged in blindly in the rain. “I WON’T LET NO DAMN GHOST FORCE YOU TO HIS BRIDE!!!” He waved the plank violently and wildly, hoping to hit something.

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Divinatas – Jun 27, 2008 at 3:36 AM

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Josuke’s wild swing hit… a hanging potted plant! Dirt and mud went flying everywhere!

Sasori had already hobbled her way back in to the house, taking one of the side doors instead of the kitchen route. She needed to find that first aid kit fast! Apparently she was bleeding a whole lot worse than she thought and was getting blood everywhere! She cursed again when she tripped over the floor rug in the hallway, having to catch herself with the wall. She groaned, seeing the hand print of blood left behind. How was she going to get THAT off?

Sasori hopped up the stairs, and in the process there were several more bloody hand prints on her way up. By the time she made it to the upstairs supply room she was starting to feel a little dizzy!

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Xnijmai – Jun 27, 2008 at 4:03 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“Waaaaarrrrrgggghhh!!!” He swung blindly at the rain, hopping that he would hit something and that thing could be hurt by physical means. “Haaaaaaa!!!!” He hurled the plank away from him in a last ditch effort to try to harm the so called specter. “…Haaaa…Haaa…” Trying to catch his breath, he manage to catch the sound of a door closing.

“…!!!” Of course! This all a ruse to distract him while the ghost was busy fulfill the ceremonial sacrifice! He was a fool not realize this earlier! He, not weaponless, dashed back into the house, slightly sliding a bit, but managing to catch the side of a table to regain his balance.

“!!!” The blood trails were now in the house and they lead…Up the stairs! What if he was already too late and she had become the ghost’s bride?!?! Then he stopped and thought about it for a moment; perhaps he was just over reacting to all of this. Maybe there were no ghosts…”…” He sighed, shaking his head; maybe she just had a bad nose bleed, that’s all. “…” Yeah a nose bleed… “He leaned against the wall, nodding to himself. “…” Yeah nothing at all. “Heh…” He smirks and looked up at the stair. “…”

And there he saw…BLOODY HANDPRINTS! “!!!” HE WAS WRONG! WHO WOULD TO GO AS FAR AS PUT THEIR BLOODY HAND ON THE WALL FOR SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS A NOSE BLEED?!?! This was her way of telling him to save her! He would be damned if he would lose the possible girl has been fantasizing about for a few hours to a ghost! “WARGH!” His courage returned to him, tenfold, as he charge up the stairs. “DAMNIT SASORI! I WON’T LET HIM HAVE YOU!”

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Divinatas – Jun 27, 2008 at 4:13 AM

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She looked up from digging in one of the cabinet drawers. Sasori could hear that idiot screaming out for her. Let who have her? She rolled her eyes, moving across the floor to the closet. Opening it up, she dug through the contents, pushing boxes out of the way, pulling out that silly life-sized realistic zombie they had for a Halloween decoration and setting it aside. Crap, she was getting blood on everything! Where was that stupid first aid kit?

Eeyuck…! She came across a dead rat in the closet! If she wasn’t already feeling dizzy before, now she was nauseous from the smell too! Stumbling backwards and squealing, Sasori fainted dead in the floor!

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Xnijmai – Jun 27, 2008 at 10:23 PM

[B]Josuke[/B]

He power step his way up stairs, following the trail of blood and hand prints on the wall. “SSSSSSSAAAAAAAASSSSOOOOOOORRRRRRIIIIIIII!!!!!” He cried in epic fashion. Hey when you are rescuing a lady in the arms of a crazed samurai ghost, you have every right to be as dramatic as you want to be. Of course he started yelling mid stairs, misjudging the distance that he was from the top of the stairs, and ran out of breath he finally got on the top.

“Haaa…Haaa…Sasori!” He leans against the wall, supporting himself up as he tried to catch his breath. “Sa…Sa…Sasori…I’ve come to…rescue you…From…-“ He looked up to find that she was on the ground, covered in blood! In fact blood was every where! “Grrr…” He clinched his fist as he saw the fiend responsible for all of this.

“YOU ASSHOLE!” Josuke charged in at full speed and rammed the monster to the ground, pinning it down and pummeling away at it with his fist. “I will not let Sasori be taken away from her life! Yeah, she maybe nothing, but some spoiled brat, but ain’t even all that bad!” He raises his fist for the finish blow. “AND IF YOU KILL HER, WHO IS GOING TO FIX MY PSP FOR FREE?!?!?” SMASH! His fist came down and splattered the monster’s head wide open. “Feh…No so tough, are you undead asshole?” He nonchalantly dusts his hand as he walks over to Sasori. “…”

He saw her breathing! She was still alive! “Oi…” He leaned down and manage to get her into his arms. “…” She was covered in blood! The fiend! “Sasori! Wake up! It’s over now…The monster is gone.” He tried hiding his smile as he tried to wake her. After all of this, he had to at least get some second bas action. He risked his life and slayed a monster for her!

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Divinatas – Jun 27, 2008 at 10:33 PM

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“Ugh…” what was that idiot wailing about now? Ooww… she must have cracked her head on the floor. That was real smooth. He was cradling her in his arms and trying not to grin like some sort of pervert! She shoved him away!

“Get off me!” Sasori blinked at the bloody hand print she left on his shirt, and at the blood on herself. And the floor and the door and- “Damnit! How am I going to get this blood out of everything!” All because of a stupid bat. This day couldn’t possibly get any worse.

The power went out again. Something made a long screeeeech against the glass on the window!

“…what was that…?” Sasori quietly squeaked!
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Xnijmai – Jun 27, 2008 at 10:46 PM

[B]Josuke[/B]

What?!?! After all that all he gets pushed away like a dirty child approaching freshly finished laundry?!? The outrage! “…” Wait…Huh? “Bat? What the hell just happened…There was a ghost…Or a Zombie…Or whatever the hell that was…” He stared around, confused at what happened. “DAMNIT! YOU SHOULD BE GRATEFUL ANYWAYS!” He was about to drop her back down when the lights suddenly died out again. “…” He opened his mouth to say something, but was interrupted by the piercing screech. “…” He tightened his hold on Sasori, not saying a thing nor budging. “…” Maybe it was just another noise… “…”

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Divinatas – Jun 28, 2008 at 3:15 AM

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Screeeeech! Screeeeeeeeeech!

The lights flickered back on. Nothing was in the window.

“O…okay.” stammered Sasori. She wasn’t [i]scared[/i]. After all, she had been living in the hotel for months now and nothing even remotely strange had happened! But, that [i]was[/i] a little spooky. …bah! Josuke’s crazy imagination must have been contagious!

Roughly, she shoved him away and got back on her feet. Feeling a little wobbly from all that bloodless, but wide awake enough after that spookyness, she snatched up one of the dust cloths to wrap her hand so she’d stop bleeding all over the place. “It was nothing!” she said quickly. “Stop looking so scared and help me find the first aid kit.”

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Xnijmai – Jun 29, 2008 at 2:15 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“…” He sighed a big breath of relief as the lights came back on, feeling a bit safer, yet stilled worried about the thing that made the screeching sound against the window. “…” he was a little lost in his own thoughts as Sasori spoke, taking a while to process that she was talking to him.

“Huh? Oh…Yeah…First aid…” He glanced over at her as she tried to pull a tough act. “Wah! You were scared too! Don’t act like you didn’t get scared by that!” He scoffs as he crossed his arms. “…” He looked over at the shatter zombie, a bit a confused. “So…That thing right there isn’t a samurai ghost trying to taking your for it’s bride?” He stared blankly at the zombie, seeing that it’s head seem to be made out of foam and rubber. “Hmmm…”

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Divinatas – Jun 29, 2008 at 4:20 AM

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“Samurai ghost bribe? Are you kidding?” Sasori blatantly ignored his accusations of her being scared. She so wasn’t. On the plus side, she had finally found the first aid kit hidden in one of the drawers. Setting it on top of a table, she opened it and was looking for what she needed.

“Those are Halloween decorations and from the looks of it, you totally smashed it’s head in!” she muttered over her shoulder at him. Pulling out a bottle of peroxide she poured it over the open wound on her finger… and promptly started hissing! It burns, it burns, it burns…!

The lights flickered on and off quickly then went out again!

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Xnijmai – Jun 29, 2008 at 4:35 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“…” He goes back over to the zombie and kicked it a couple of times, just to see if it was all that she had said. “…Damnit…” All that work for nothing. Bah! And he thought he was going to get some second base action! Bah! He slumped down as the feeling of disappointed settled in.

“Bah…” He continued kicking the zombie as he stared over at her pour the alchol on her wound. “…” Does she not how to do this at all. “Here, damnit…” He picked up the rag she used as makeshift bandage and the bottle of cleansing alcohol and slightly soaked the rag in it. “Here…” He grabbed her hand with no so much as a warning and ran the rag over her hand, cleaning off the blood, which was caked on her whole hand by now.

“There…Should be clean enough to put some bandage on-“ And the lights went off again. “…”

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Divinatas – Jun 30, 2008 at 2:10 AM

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“I know how to do it.” Sasori complained at him, but didn’t snatch her hand away. Of course [i]he’d[/i] know how to clean a wound. He was constantly busting stuff up and likely in street fights, in a gang or getting arrested all the time.

She blinked in the dark as the lights went out again. Muttering softly about the crappy wiring in the house, she fumbled around on the table for the bandages. Quickly wrapping and taping her hand, she was ready to go charging back downstairs to kick the generator when that screech started again!

[i]Screeeeeech! Screeeeeeeech![/i] on the window glass! And then.. it moved! The screech turned in to a scraping sound on the outside wall, seeming to move across the side of the hotel!

Sasori was still for a moment before she slowly started easing for the door. “It’s… just a tree branch. I’m going downstairs and find a flashlight.”

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Xnijmai – Jul 1, 2008 at 2:33 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“Waahhh…” Josuke was still fumbling around in the dark, not really knowing what to do. “…Uhhh…” He reaches out for her, not sure where she went. “…Sasori?” He walked forward and bumped his foot over the zombie. “Damn thing…”

He was waving his hand around, trying to locate her. “Damnit, where did you-:” He is interrupted by the screeching noise again. “Ack…” He jumped up at the noise. “Sasori?? Where are you damnit…” He looked around cautiously, not that it would had helped any.

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Divinatas – Jul 1, 2008 at 6:11 AM

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Sasori was going to just leave him there… but that weird screeching sound was almost following her down the hallway! She back tracked in the dark, feeling her way along the wall and carefully watching her footing as she followed his voice.

“You sound like a big baby. Are you afraid of the dark?” she joked. Something brushed against her leg and she nearly screamed, but she clamped a hand over her mouth quickly. It was just a potted plant! Damn thing almost scared her to death! Muttering under her breath she finally spotted him, wrapping her fingers around his wrist and tugging. “C’mon.”

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Xnijmai – Jul 2, 2008 at 12:31 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“Hey! You’re scared too! Don’t lie! All that scrapin’ is scaring you just as much as it is scaring me!” He was still reaching out for her as he stumbled around. “Oi…” He reached out and feels something. He tapped her face a couple of time before realizing that it was her. “Oi…Where are you going?”

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Divinatas – Jul 3, 2008 at 2:34 AM

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“To find a flashlight, stupid.” She swatted his hand away from her face, and dragged him along in the dark. She forget to be careful about where she was dragging, and might’ve let him run smack in to a few things. Sasori made a sudden stop in the hallway, listening!

“I don’t hear it anymore.” She was right. The screeching had stopped! There was only the falling of rain and the sounds of near thunder. Smiling in the dark, Sasori continued down the hall, dragging him behind her by the wrist. She turned in to a room (and oops, did she run him in to the wall?) and stopped again!

Sasori backed up until she ran in to Josuke, pointing a finger towards the window! There behind the glass was a ghostly white horrible looking face just staring inside!!

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Xnijmai – Jul 4, 2008 at 3:13 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“Oh yeah…” He couldn’t believe that he was so scared cause of the dark when they could have just gotten a flashlight. He felt kinda stupid for panicking, but he pretend to be unphased by it; never letting Sasori think that she had gotten the better of him.

“Ow…” She kept leading him into things, probably on purpose, seeming to have some sort of twisted desire for him to run into as many things as she could throw at him. “Damnit! Walk straighter! You keep leading me into sharp corners and walls!”

“Ack!” He bumped right against her as she came to a sudden stop. “Oi, warn me where are going to go, jeez…” He uses this opportunity to slightly sniff a little bit of her hair, making it seem more like he was huffing out of annoyance. “What did ya stop for…” He stared over at the window. “Oh…Crap…”Slightly inches away, trying to pull Sasori with him. “…”

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Divinatas – Jul 4, 2008 at 3:28 AM

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Surely it had to just be shadows in the window! A trick of the dark! Sasori was backing up slowly with Josuke tugging her. Lightning flashed again illuminating the figure in the window. …He was climbing inside! With a three pronged hook for a hand!!

Sasori screamed, turning around to escape and run away with Josuke! Half pushing, half pulling him down the hall towards the stairs. In her fright she nearly forgot her twisted ankle, and at the top step nearly went flailing face first down them! Sasori grabbed a hold of Josuke’s shirt to pull herself back in to balance… but the moment of the running, they [i]both[/i] went sliding down the stairs!

Landing on top of Josuke at the bottom of the steps, Sasori was going to ask if she had killed him when…

“Careful…” a raspy voice that sounded like an old woman chided them. Sasori looked up to see another ghostly pale face, and ancient old woman with white hair wearing some out of fashion kimono and holding what looked like a huge scythe.

“Now we’ve got them.” replied another voice. It was the man from the upstairs window with the hook hand! They were surrounded!

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Xnijmai – Jul 4, 2008 at 3:47 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

RUN RUN RUN!! That was the only thing on his mind. He started to dash through the hall ways, at first dragging Sasori along with him, then out of some freakish burst of speed , he was being dragged by her. No wait, she was running ahead of him!

“WAHHH!!!!” Sasori pulled him down with her, dragging him against the flight of stairs. “ACK! OW! AGGHH!!!” His face continually collides with each descending stars, the added weight of Sasori on top of him adding to the pain. “Waaahhhh…” The pain finally stopped as they hit the bottom. “Waaahhh…”

He would of passed out, if not for the terrifying sound of someone else chiming from no where. “!!! Sa-“ He turns his head up and sees the hook man and nearly passes out, this time from fear. “Waaaahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!”

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Divinatas – Jul 4, 2008 at 4:46 AM

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As Josuke screamed so did Sasori! They were going to die! They were going to die!

The old woman chuckled! “Poor dears, I think we scared them to death!”

Sasori slowly stopped screaming, but hadn’t quite stopped clinging to Josuke. “aah… what? Who the devil are you?!” They weren’t ghosts at all, were they! Her heart was pounding so heart it might’ve jumped out of her chest, and now she was mortified and embarrassed. They probably looked like complete idiots running and screaming like a couple of kids!

The old guy came down the stairs to help Sasori up off of Josuke. “We’re from next door. The lights are down on the entire street, and we knew there was a pretty young girl here all by herself, so we thought we’d come and check on you.”

“Oh yes, yes. Then we saw all of this blood and heard a man’s voice, we were worried!” explained the older woman.

Sasori wasn’t sure if she was really pissed off, or really grateful that she had neighbors so caring about a stranger. She was leaning towards pissed. “I cut my hand while cooking when the lights went out. He’s my… he’s my new staff member. I’m going to open this hotel soon.”

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Xnijmai – Jul 4, 2008 at 5:33 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“WAAAHHH!!! WAHHHH!!!!” Josuke didn’t quite stop screaming after Sasori did, cling on tightly to her as if this was going to be the last thing he did. No longer able to stand the terror, Josuke dug his face into the ground and shut his eyes tightly, waiting for the nasty looking hook to gut the both of them.

“…” When slow, painful death was inflicted upon them, Josuke opened his eyes and looked up at where he saw the hook man. “…?” He was smiling standing next to an old lady, who, for the record, was also smiling. “…?” He was to busy screaming to listen to their story earlier and feels slightly embarrassed at his fear of the two old people.

“Feh, you were that kid from earlier, dancing around outside in the rain, swing a piece of lumber plank while screaming out gibberish, weren’t ya?” The hook man smirked as he stared over at Josuke, crossing his arms together, making his hook more noticeable.

“…” Josuke was impressed with the hook! He thought it was scary earlier because he thought it was going to gut him like a fish, but now seeing it with having to worry about being skewered by it, it seemed pretty cool. “Oi!” Josuke gets up and complete throws Sasori off his back. “That is an awesome piece you got on your hand there!” The hook man smirked as he nonchalantly looked at his hook. “Heh, you mean this old rusty thing? I got it when I was on a fishing vessel back in Nagasaki…”

And the two went on and on, in traditional manly fashion. “Then a massive wave crash down onto the deck, nearly sweeping everyone on board!” “WAH! What the hell did you guys do next?” They both were completely immersed the conversation, both of them almost forgetting that the women where there. “Then I reached out my hand to Nobuyuki! Drew on all the strength that was in my body, mustering up everything that I had and even more…” “Whoa!”

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Divinatas – Jul 4, 2008 at 7:26 AM

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The old woman helped Sasori off the floor, clucking her tongue all the while. “My husband does love his stories. But oh dear, look at you here! It’s a good thing you have this young man around to help, you shouldn’t be alone like this in such a big old hotel!” Sasori found a flashlight shoved in to her hands as she was led back to the kitchen! “In my youth we didn’t have electricity, we had to make due with candles and wood stoves. Without power people just get all silly these days, as if they can’t do anything!”

Sasori almost asked ‘Who’re you talking about old crone?’ but wisely kept that to herself. “I was on my way to get the flash lights when your husband scared the daylights out of me. What was he doing climbing up in the window like that, anyway?”

“I guess he has a flare for the dramatics!” she explained away, sitting Sasori down in a high chair near the kitchen counter. Apparently the old woman had a basket, she was setting it down on the counter, and pulling random things out. A few candles that she lit along with a couple of bento boxes filled with food. “I always make extra and you’re so skinny, you need to eat more, I think or you’ll never get yourself a nice young husband!”

She almost said she’d quite happily starve if that were the case. “Thanks… I think.”

“There you are! Now you and your boyfriend can have a nice romantic dinner! “MAN! Come on now, we need to go home! Leave these kids alone!”

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Xnijmai – Jul 11, 2008 at 12:49 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“And then I tried to tell the two kids in their car that their left tail light was broken, but they done off and left me there after I tried to open the door with my old hook, which got caught and was pulled clean off of the hook hole! I hadta chase those darn kids all the way back down to the city just to get my hook back. Those darn brats screamed their heads off when they saw me, thinking that I was some kinda mu’rdera or something.”

The old man chuckled as he nodded to add emphasis to his story, and what a long, overblown, bloated story it was; some random story about losing his hand by his finger getting infected after shopping on the Fisher’s market and then the mundane wait while he was in the hospital to see the doctor. He didn’t even finish up on the story and just jumped into a completely different encounter with two young lovers on some mountain.

“Waaahhhh…” Josuke still was floored by it, caught in all the energy that the old man had thrown into the story. “You’ve lived quite the harrowing life!” He clinches his fist and stands up, filled with life and vigor. “I NOW YEARN FOR THE LIFE OF A FISHERMAN!” He starts mimicking throwing a net then pulling it back in. “THE AGONIZING WORK! THE RAGING WAR AGAINST THE SEA! THE UNBREAK UNION OF BROTHERHOOD!” He clutches his fist as he raises them both in the air. “THIS IS WHAT MAKES MEN!”

“Hehehehe…” The hook man slightly laughs and made his way back to his wife. “Yes dear.” He smirk at Josuke and gave him an ‘OK’ sign before he got dragged away by the old lady. “Wah…” Josuke walks over and opens a bento box, shoveling food into his mouth with his bare hands. “That old hook guy is cool…” He nods his head as he shakes off the pieces of rice clinging on to his face.

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Divinatas – Jul 15, 2008 at 6:30 PM

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“Do you not have any table manners at all?” Sasori asked, not expecting any sort of answer. …That made sense anyway. She did make sure to capture herself a lunch box before the idiot devoured everything in sight. Sasori wanted something to eat too!

Of course Sasori went about her dinner in a completely more civilized way. Opening the box, setting her chopsticks to the side. Finding the thermos and pouring two cups of the sweet smelling hot chocolate. She placed a napkin in her lap before finally taking up her chopsticks to eat. Much like a delicate little princess!

“I won’t be able to fix the lights until morning with all this rain and it being so dark. So I guess once you’re done swallowing that entire thing whole you could go home.”

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Xnijmai – Jul 16, 2008 at 3:15 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

He continues shoveling the food down his throat. “Bah! Table manners?!? That Bourgeoisie crap!?! Oi! When you gotta eat, you just eat! Who gives two shits about how fancy you look when you eat!” He nodded along with his saying, the rice that stuck on to his mouth shaking off as he moved.

“Oooo!” He managed to smell the roasted aroma of the hot chocolate and nearly snatched the thermos from Sasori’s hands as he downed it all. “!!!” He didn’t realize that he was drinking still hot hot coffee. “WAAAHHH!!!” He flailed about like a overexcited monkey until the numbness of burning his tongue settled in. “Waaaaaaabbbb…” He stared over at her as she talked about him leaving. “Ahhh waa sssphhhooree waa waaaahh taa beeehh ahwon?”

“…” He stuck out his tongue for a little bit and panted, like a dog, trying to loosen the numbness that settled on upon his tongue. “Waaa…” He shook his head a bit, sucking his tongue back in, gather his words. “Waaahh…” He inhaled. “Oi, I mean, are you sure you will be okay here, by yourself?” He looked at her, forgetting that she was probably used to being by herself now. “Oooiii…Hahaha, what if another ghost comes along?” He smirked slightly, then wince as the pain of him touching his burnt tongue.

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Divinatas – Jul 16, 2008 at 3:38 AM

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Luckily, he punished himself when he tried downing hot chocolate in one gulp. Idiot. Sasori had planned on hitting him with a chair, but a burned tongue had to be world’s worse. She took the other cup in her hands and blew on it softly to help cool it.

“Ghosts are real at all. It’d probably just be more concerned neighbors! But if you’re scared to walk home in the dark, there’s plenty of extra rooms here.”

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Xnijmai – Jul 16, 2008 at 5:11 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“Pffft.” He gave a dismissive hand gesture at her accusation of him being afraid. “I walk the streets at night all the time. Ain’t nothing out there, but stupid street punks and drunken salary men too pissed face to find their way home.” He smirked and crossed his arms, slightly wincing again cause he touched his tongue to his teeth, but he wouldn’t let that ruin the smugness that was on his face.

“Sa…Offering me a room, hmmm? Hahahaha, now that is something I wouldn’t expect from you?” He moved a bit closer to her. “Feh…Maybe that bit about you being all lonely in a big empty place was…Right …On…The…Nose.” He slightly tapped her nose with the tip of his finger. “Oi…” He stretch a bit, smiling smugly. “I guess I can st-!!! AAAHHHH!!!!” He bit his tongue while talking, causing him to flail about again.

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Divinatas – Jul 23, 2008 at 1:17 AM

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Sasori had reached her hand back to slap him (because a slap would have hurt worlds more than a punch in the face!) but he went and tortured himself with that burned tongue of his. Sasori was the one wearing the smug grin now.

“Yeah, I can see you in a street fight now. Swinging a fist and only clobbering yourself in the face. Are you the dumbest guy on earth?” He [i]had[/i] to be! Sasori was even trying to make a list of dumb people she knew, and he was right there on top.

“Are you going to take a room or not? I’m not staying up all night while you make up your mind.”

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Xnijmai – Jul 28, 2008 at 1:53 PM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“Heeeee…” He slightly stuck out his tongue to try to numb out the pain…And to make a dismissive gesture to Sasori, sucking in air through his teeth. He looked over at her for a bit before sticking back his tongue into his mouth. “Ahhh…So where do I sleep, hmmm?” He threw another suggestive glance at her. “The room next to yours, hmmm?”

Despite his thin attempts to fool himself into thinking that he was just slightly attracted to her cause she wasn’t that bad looking, and was only in it to try to get into her pants, Josuke found himself wanting to become more involved with this girl he pegged as a stuck up, high maintenance brat. She lived alone such an old and lonely place with no one else to keep her company; he would be lying to say that it didn’t pull on his heartstrings a little to see someone living in such solitude. Was this the reason why that gossamer exhibition of hers showed itself at the park? Was this empty place the responsible for that single tear that obliterated this image of an unbreakable and unphaseable proud young woman?

No…That wasn’t it…The only reason why she would stay in a place like this was to hide away…

From someone, from something…Hell, maybe even the entire world itself…

“Hehehe, with us in such close proximity of each other, who knows what may happen…Hehehehe…”

The question was, what was so bad to drive her to live in such isolation as this place?

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Divinatas – Jul 28, 2008 at 2:48 PM

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Apparently he was wearing down her kill reflex, for instead of thrusting her fist in to his nose, Sasori just groaned and rolled her eyes. “Are you determined to make sure I murder you in the middle of the night?” Sliding out of her chair, she gathered up the empty dishes and carried them over to the sink. She set them down carefully, fully intending to wash them but… It was dark, she was aching all over, and she was tired. She’d do it in the morning.

Snatching the flash light off the counter she led the way out of the kitchen. “C’mon, I’ll show you your room. And don’t get any bright ideas or I’m going to lock you in it!”

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Xnijmai – Jul 31, 2008 at 2:06 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

He smirked smugly as he followed her. “Fine, fine…” He glanced over at her as he slightly stretch. “So, you said you weren’t from here, right? You moved into this town right?” His curiosity was starting to get the best of him; wanting more and more to get to know why she would live in such a scary ass place alone. “Hmmm…Why here? I mean why go to college all the way out here? Trying to get away from something, huh?” He slightly chuckled.

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Divinatas – Jul 31, 2008 at 5:28 PM

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Sasori stopped in front of a door and opened it up. It was a simple room, nice and clean, with only the bare necessities of furniture. A nice sized bed, dresser, a small closet, an armoir. It was cleverly done in a mix of Japanese and French design to appeal to foreign tourists.

She cast him an annoyed look. “Not that it’s any of your business, but yes. I did want to get away. I [i]like[/i] being alone here, so you can drop any stupid ideas of thinking I’m some poor lonely girl.” Sasori sounded a little cross, perhaps saying it more to convince herself than him. Scoffing, she left him in the doorway to cross the hall. “I’m going to bed. Don’t go snooping around.”

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Xnijmai – Aug 1, 2008 at 10:44 PM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“Wow…” He was surprised to see how nice this place was, considering the other rooms seemed like no one had been in them in years and were filled with dust. “Heh…Funny how there is another room that is this clean. I mean why keep another room, in which you don’t sleep in so clean, hmmm?” He smirked at her, making it more of a taunt than anything else. “It almost makes me think that you were keeping this room clean for someone.”

He turned that smirk into a mischievous grin. “Hehehe, waiting for a certain special someone to come back?” He said, half chuckling while talking. “I see, I see. A personal thing, huh? Well, excuse me for barging in on such sensitive issues.” He mocked a show of respect by covering his mouth as he half chuckled his way through the fake sentiment.

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Divinatas – Aug 2, 2008 at 5:32 AM

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Sasori paused stiffly at her door. Something he had said struck a bad chord, as she stepped in her room and turned around the look on her face was more hurt than angry. Sasori didn’t even reply as she slammed the door, the soft click of a lock being turned followed.

The next morning, Sasori was up at the crack of dawn. She had already repaired the generators, and was down in the basement working on the electricity. Dressed in a holey pair of pants, a simple tshirt and her hair piled up on her head in a messy pony tail, she hardly looked anything like an electrician. She was tired, having not been able to sleep, and very very cranky.

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Xnijmai – Aug 9, 2008 at 2:10 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“…?” He didn’t really expect a reaction like that. The look on her face really hit him hard on how she was affected by what he had said. This definitely wasn’t going to get him any points on her good side. He couldn’t help, but feel a bit of shame. “…” He didn’t know! It wasn’t his fault that she had some sort of hang up! He wasn’t some damn mind reader! What was she so sensetive about…And there he goes again, making up excuses to make himself feel better. “She doesn’t have to be so damn delicate…” He closed the door and took off his shirt. “It’s not like it is my job to fucking know…I am a goddamned guy, I don’t care about this kind of shit. Why the fuck do I get treated like I did something wrong.” He crawled onto the tatami mat and laid down as he pulled the comforter over himself. He stared up at the wooden ceiling of the room. “It’s not my fault…”

It was around late morning that Josuke finally decided to wake up. He put back on his shirt, but didn’t bother to button the buttons together. “…” He opened the screen door and could hear all the commotion coming from downstairs. He wandered down to the basement and saw Sasori working away. She seemed to already been up for awhile now and was busy tinkering with various things. “Oi…” Josuke walked a few pace behind her. “You need a hand?”

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Divinatas – Aug 13, 2008 at 7:36 PM

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“No. You’d probably just electrocute yourself anyway.” she said sourly. Obviously her mood hadn’t improved at all since last night. Sasori was tired and irritated. On the plus side, at least she wasn’t screaming at him and kicking him out. She [i]did[/i] have a sense of priority, and priority was getting the hotel up and running so she didn’t get herself kicked out of college.

A little tinkering and the lights in the whole place came on, including in the basement. With light, it didn’t look nearly as creepy. Just a big clutter space used as storage for old furniture, tools and supplies. Sasori closed the electrical box and wiped her hands on her pants.

“Most of the tools are down here. Except for gardening tools, which are out in the shed. There’s a million things to get done…” Sasori said slowly, considering whether or not she should write him a task list. Letting him run loose in the house with a hammer sounded like a bad idea. “You [i]do[/i] know how to do more than run your mouth, right?”

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Xnijmai – Aug 25, 2008 at 4:10 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“…” He had ignored most of what she said to him, finding instead the dusty old futons and sheet more entertaining. TSSSSH! His foot hit the dust laden futon and caused a cloud to rise up from the old futon like smoke from a fire. “Hehehehe…” TSSH! TSSH! TSSH! He repeatedly kick the old futon, kick up more dust until he himself was nearly covered in dust. “Heh…” He smirked childishly as he stared over at Sasori, cough just alittle bit.

“Oi…” He tried giving his most cool stare at Sasori and gave her a thumbs up, trying to defuse the tension that float around him by acting like an idiot. “I am a master craftsman! One of the future of Japan’s Mighty Steel Clan Shinobi!” He was talking about a kid’s cartoon show that was popular because of it’s hot blooded ninjas that used alchemy to fight evil ghost who is guarding a pirate treasure. “Oi! A shinobi with a pure heart can triump over anything!” Which was the catch phrase of one of the main characters on the say. He even followed up with some of the show’ signature ninja hand motions used to summon weapons. “OOORRAAA!!!” He seemed to enjoy himself as he reenacted the scenes from the show.

“Sa…Saso-dono!” He gave her a sort of salute as he stood next to her, the dust drifting off his cloth lingering in the air. “What is my first mission?” He smirked as he stared at her, hoping that the utter wackiness of his little display would had rubbed off on her.

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Divinatas – Aug 25, 2008 at 6:42 PM

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Sasori eyed him warily. Wasn’t that lines from that cartoon she watches before her morning class? What an idiot! There was a slight twitch at the corner of her mouth as she moved across the basement to dig out a small tool box.

“Your first mission, [i]shinobi warrior[/i], is to fix the loose steps. Then you can get a bucket and start cleaning the floors. I’ll be making phonecalls for supply orders. Then we’ll-”

There was a weird son, that might have been a doorbell or a gong, but it sound garbled and sort of creepy. At least Sasori knew what it was, as she handed Josuke the toolbox before quickly dashing up the basement steps and for the front door. Sasori was expecting her strange neighbors as she open it, but found herself staring at an attractive guy that couldn’t be much older than her or Josuke.

“I’m sorry. I must have the wrong place. I was looking for some old woman called Mikazuki for tutoring?” he said, looking her up and down.

Sasori frowned. “That ‘old woman’ is me. But I’m not sure if I have time for tutoring now. I’m pretty busy.”

“Ah, that sucks.” he replied. “I’m gonna fail that test for sure now. Could I pay you or do some favors? I’ve gotta get a good mark. I’m Katsuo, by the way.” flashing his best shining grin, Katsuo looked like a beaming angel.

She might have just slammed the door in his face, but he mentioned [i]pay[/i] and that made all the difference in the world! Sasori stepped aside, opening up the door wider. “Come in, Katsuo. 3000 yen an hour, is my fee, unless you’d prefer putting back breaking work in to my hotel.”

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Xnijmai – Sep 12, 2008 at 3:31 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“Heh, piece of cake! I should finish up this place in no time damnit!” He flexed his muscle, posing and propping himself about as if he really was a ninja. “Ha! Lee Bai Fong once said that you should hit wood planks cause they can’t hit you back or something like that!” He thrusted his fist into the air as if to demonstrate him shattering through the planks. “Those goddamned stairs don’t stand a chance…?” He turned around to find Sasori gone. “…Feh…My Kung Fu skills must be so good she must have got scared and left the room to avoid getting hit by my fist of steel!” He postured himself in a couple of more poses until he was satisfied.

“Heh…” He picked up a hammer, a box full of nails, and couple of wooden planks to replace the old worn out planks. “Dodododo…” He decided to start from the top to the bottom. “Dododododo…” He climbed upto the second step to take out the first plank when he saw Sasori talking to some weird looking dude. “…” He brandishes the hammer and plank in threatening fashion as he approached the man. “Ora…” His tongue slightly hummed in typical delinquent fashion. “Oi, Brah…Ya need sumin’, ehhhh?” He slightly cocked his head as he stared a hole through the guy with his almost-scary-but-just-offlooking-face. “Ehhhh?”

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Divinatas – Sep 12, 2008 at 4:20 AM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=129][b]Sasori[/b]

“Is something wrong with your face…? Katsuo blinked, staring directly at Josuke. “It’s all contorted and-”

“And he’s fine. That’s just Josuke.” Sasori cast Josuke a glare over her shoulder as she shut the door behind Katsuo. “He’s helping do repairs on the hotel. We can do the tutoring in the study.” She was already walking off towards the hall, but Katsuo didn’t seem to be moving anywhere.

“Repairs, huh? You know, I’m pretty handy. I used to help my granddad around the house all the time. How about I work around the place too? You wouldn’t have to pay this guy.” he nudged a thumb in Josuke’s direction.

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Xnijmai – Oct 7, 2008 at 2:38 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“…” Josuke wasn’t paying too much attention to what the guy was saying cause he was concentrating too hard on trying to make his face scary, but when he heard the last part, he threw the plank over his shoulders, inches away from the face of the man as it flew up, nearing to strike down the cocky bastard. “Oi…Yer gettin’ on mah nerves, ya punk. Waltzin’ in here and actin’ like ya own the damn place.” The plank clatters behind, nearly hitting a table as it landed.

“Oi, Saso…Who the hell is this asshole and why is he all up in yer place, ehhhh?” He stared over at the man eye to eye…Well, Josuke has to tip toe alittle bit to stare him in the eyes. The bastard was as tall as a friggin tree. “…” Josuke just plain didn’t like this guy; he just felt like he was hiding something underneath all of that stupid, fake nice face of his. “Tch…” He stared intensely into his eyes as if they were having some sort of staring contest…At least it felt that way cause Josuke refused to blink, just to prove that he could.

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Divinatas – Oct 15, 2008 at 8:43 AM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=129][b]Sasori[/b]

Katsuo didn’t seem to be too concerned with Josuke, well, beyond wondering what was wrong with his face. Sasori, stepped in before Katsuo could reply, or worse, Josuke doing something completely stupid. She [i]needed[/i] this extra income!

“Would you shut your mouth and get to work! I’m going to be his tutor!” Giving Josuke her best glare, Sasori pointed down the hall for him to get busy. She then grabbed Katsuo by the shirt and practically drug him away to the study room.

The study room was nice and neat, and obviously the room Sasori spent the most time in. It was like a classic library, filled with books, scrolls, and random interesting pieces representing places around the world. Her family loved little nicknacks like that. Sasori released Katsuo in front of a chair before pulling out some paper and pens.

“Which course is your exam for? Or are you doing an entrance exam? We might as well focus on what you’re weakest at.” Sasori said setting down the papers and pens on the table.

“College Entrance Exam, er… That guy back there, does he live here?” Katsuo asked as he settled down crossed legged on the floor. “He’s kind of like a guard dog.”

“Ha!” she laughed loudly! “I’m fixing his PSP and he’s paying me in hard work. I’m living here by myself, but I should be opening up the hotel soon.” Sasori moved over to one of the shelves and pulled out a huge study book, followed by a few other smaller books. She dropped them down on the table before sitting herself.

“All by yourself huh?” Katsuo mused out loud. He seemed to be thinking about something before her quickly turned his attentions over to the books Sasori provided!

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Xnijmai – Nov 14, 2008 at 3:25 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

“Feh…Whatever…” Josuke gave the guy one last final glare before cracking his neck and turning away. “…” He refused to look over at Sasori as he picked up the piece of lumber that he threw over himself in the dramatic fashion. He felt a fleeting moment of regret as Sasori caught the corner of his eyes, but pssshhhh, he was usually right at this kind of stuff! He is a great judge of character! He had to be! If he wasn’t, then he wouldn’t know which guys to fight and which guys to run the hell away from!

“Pssshh…What the hell? Inviting that jackass in…He could be some crazy stalker or some burglar or something…” He was muttering to himself as continued back into the stairs. “I was just trying to look out for her…Jeez…That guy could be a serial killer that targets stupid stuck up chicks that live alone in massive, old hotels…”

“Grrrr…” He started back working on the planks. “Pssshhh… Trying to help out and Sasori shoos me away like I am the one doing something wrong…” He started pulling out the plank. “…She is the one letting a complete stranger into her hotel…” He yanks it out so hard that it nearly flies up and hit his face, just missing by mere iches. “I mean it was different with me…I mean we knew each other…And I helped her out! Yeah!”

He continued muttering as started hammering the nail into the new plank. “I am not like that asshole… I mean…Yeah, I maybe shorter than him…And don’t dress like some fancy stupid hipster…And I may not know those big words… Which is just a pointlessly long way of saying normal shit… But I am not a big of an asshole as he is…” He finished hammering the plank in and started on the next one. “..I’m not an asshole…”

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Divinatas – Dec 7, 2008 at 11:24 PM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=129][b]Sasori[/b]

A few hours passed by as Sasori diligently helped Katsuo with his studying. Of course, far too often Josuke might have heard her laughing with the guy. Then there was the few minutes she left the study room to bring back a couple glasses of lemonade. It was nearly time for dinner when Sasori escorted Katsuo to the door.

“Ahem.” Sasori held out her hand, expected that money he promised. Instead he had took her hand and kissed it, before handing her the cash. Sasori rolled her eyes when she closed the door behind him and stuffed the money in her back pocket.

With that done, time to kick out Josuke and get her own work done. That guy had to go home sometime!

“Jooosuke! It’s time for you to go home! I have to get my studying done.”

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Xnijmai – Dec 16, 2008 at 4:22 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

Josuke was busy muttering to himself as he continued to hammer away the nails in to the new planks, grumbling extra loud when one of those carefree laughs manages to reached down to where he was. “Stupid Sasori…Letting her guard down so easily…A guy like that doesn’t have the chops to be that funny…The bastard is up to something.” Thanks to the accumulating disdain for the guy, Josuke was more focused on his task, making for great time for replacing the planks, mostly due to redirecting his urge to deck the asshole in the face into slamming the hammer down.

He was working himself into a pitched fever, taking off his jacket as he wiped the sweat from his brow, taking off a small trinket from around his neck and placing it into the jacket pocket so that it wouldn’t get all covered in sweat. It would seem like no time had passed at all as he heard Sasori call his name. “Oi…” He realized how long he had been working and seemingly gathering his sense of how much time had passed, Josuke looked up and realized that he was on the last plank of the stairs, which was no small feat since it was one mighty long stretch down, built to be some lofty like grand entrance to what once used to be an underground strong hold of some sorts.

He stretched a bit as he came up from the basement. “Oi…” He glanced around the room, looking for that guy…Not like he cared or anything; it was just that he wouldn’t want to share the same air as that pompous blowhard. “That [I]guy[/I] still here?” He cracked his knuckles slowly and with precision so that it made a loud enough crack for anyone in the near by rooms to hear as he threw some slack into his shoulders and a smug nonchalance on his face to drive home the fact that he really didn’t care even if the guy was there.

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Divinatas – Dec 16, 2008 at 4:34 AM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=129][b]Sasori[/b]

Wrinkling up her nose, she blinked at him. He was all dirty, covered in sweat. For a moment she thought that was pretty hot, but this was the maniac that was well… a maniac. What was so great about a man doing hard work anyway?

Noticeably giving an angry sigh, she pointed at the door. “He’s already left. Which you should be doing too. I’ve got to do some of my school work, and damned you need a bath. You can just come back tomorrow.”

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Xnijmai – Dec 16, 2008 at 5:22 AM

[B]Josuke[/B]

He shrugged as he started walking past her towards the door. “Yeah, sure whatever. I gotta go back and get some sleep any ways, I have work tomorrow.” He had walked himself out onto her door step before turning around to look at her. “I suggest you lock that big ass gate of yours tonight…That guy…I don’t like him.” He stared at her with a surprisingly concerned face on as if was trying hard to convince her. “Just trust me on this…That guy…Is up to no good.” He turned his back to her as started walking towards the hotel’s gate. “…You shouldn’t be all doe eyed around him…Then maybe you will see it too…Night.” He raised one of his hands as he pushed opened the gate and started walking on the streets.

The street lights flickered as it provided poor visual aid, its lack of a distinguishable pattern gave it an odd, almost natural feel to it, as it were some nocturnal dweller trying communicate a greetings to all that passed by it. Josuke’s eyes locked itself up to the empty night sky, as they always were when he decided to stroll around in the evening hours. “…” He stopped a bit as he stared up at the flash of lights from the dysfunctional street light as it protrude it self into the empty sky, drowning in the lights of the city, robbed it’s natural starlight, forced into blackness by the artificiality of man made illuminants. “…” And for a brief moment, that weak little light barely making any light seem to transcend it’s man made bounds and became brightest shinning star piercing though a sea of nothingness. Josuke felt the swell of water grown within his eyes as his eyes continued to stare at blinking light. “…” He closed his eyes tightly to push out the moisture and his hand instinctive went to grab for the trinket around his neck.

“…?” As he felt around, he finally noticed that the trinket was gone, being tucked away in his jacket pocket while he was working earlier, still at Sasori’s hotel. “…” He hesitated to act; noting wanted to be in such a state when he was to going see her. But he was beginning to feel naked with out the trinket sitting around his neck. Secretly, it brought him more comfort that he would had liked to admit, and was starting to miss it’s presence. He decided he was going to do the respectable thing in this situation; sneak into the hotel and get the jacket and necklace without Sasori noticing at all.

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Divinatas – Dec 16, 2008 at 5:36 AM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=129][b]Sasori[/b]

Sasori’s face soften a bit when he left, closing the gate behind him. She hooked the lock – not because he told her to – and headed back in to the house. Where’d he get off worrying about her anyway? Hell he was probably more concerned about his PSP getting stolen. Inside, she dropped down on the floor at her table and pulled over her books. She was just going to have to stop getting distracted and focus on her studies.

Meanwhile, there was a shadowy form lurking outside. Dressed up in black with a pretty large sack thrown over his shoulder. He was already inside the gate, having been lurking the entire time. Waiting for that staffer to leave and everything in the house to get quiet. This was far too easy.

The form dashed across the yard, finding the backdoor unlocked and sneaking inside. Silent creeping down the hall. There wasn’t a single sound to be heard. This place was huge, he could probably get through it quick without ever being spotted, but he wanted to be extra careful. He didn’t want to run the risk of that girl screaming for neighbors or calling the police. There she was in the study, just like he expected!

A hand clamped over Sasori’s mouth and around her waist, hauling her up from the floor! Startled at first, it took her a second before she was kicking and trying to stomp on his feet! That girl fought a lot harder than he thought! It was a struggle to drag her towards the basement!

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Xnijmai – Jan 5, 2009 at 6:45 PM

[B]Josuke[/B]

Josuke had crossed his arms together against his chest, trying to retain as much body heat as he can as the coldness of the night starting to affect him. “…” He grumbled a bit to himself at being so distracted in his work that he forgot his jacket at Sasori’s place…But he found a way to pin it back on her. “Bah…If only she didn’t let that pompous asshole into hotel and distract me with his assholeness…Then everything would had been fine and I would still have my jacket…” His breath fogged out into the air as he approached the hotel. “…?” He noticed a black luxury car that had been parked across the street from the hotel. “Hmmm…”

He was so engrossed in his thoughts earlier that he didn’t bother to look that way earlier when he was leaving. How long had that car been there? “…” He stole a glance at the windows, but to no avail, the glass was tinted black, he couldn’t understand why there was such as fancy looking car doing parked outside of such an old hotel. “…” The gate itself was unmoved from its place from earlier, meaning that no one had entered since he left. “…” He couldn’t get the feeling that something was going on…And he knew that asshole from earlier had something to do with it!

“Grrrr…” Throwing away his plans to find some way to climb over the walls of the Hotel, Josuke marched over to the black car and banged on the window. “Oi! Asshole! I know you are up to something! Open up so I can kick your ass damnit! Oi!” He continued banging on the window of the car. “I’ll friggin’ break your windows if you don’t open them! Come on!” It seemed to have gotten the attention of the car’s owner as the windows started to roll down. “Oi, what the hell are you up to-” To his surprise, it wasn’t the guy who came into the hotel earlier. Instead it was a woman in her early twenty sobbing slightly as she stared over at him with a terrified look in her face. “Please…I don’t want…” She was crying awfully hard and had to pause to stop from sobbing some more.

“…I don’t want to get hurt…Just take my money and leave me alone…” She pulled out some Thousand Yen bills from her purse and waved it at him. “Please…Just go…” Josuke was dumbfounded at this unexpected situation and just stood there, having no idea how to handle this situation at all. “…Uhh…Uhhh…” He tried his best to explain what he thought was going on. “…Not…Here…To…Rob…You…”

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Divinatas – Jan 19, 2009 at 5:55 PM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=129][b]Sasori[/b]

The thief in his trek to drag Sasori down in the basement nearly took himself and the fighting girl for a painful tumble down the stairs. Finally at the bottom of the steps, he pulled Sasori over to a stored chair. Despite getting kicked and bitten, he managed to tie her securely to the chair and keep her gagged so she wouldn’t go screaming for help and alerting the neighbors.

With the girl handled, the thief dusted off his hands, pat her on the head and stealthily returned upstairs to start his search for valuable items to stash in his bag.

Sasori growled as she watched the bastard escape up the basement steps. With him out of sight, she was fussing with those ropes trying to wiggle herself free. What the hell!? Did he have to tie her so tight? If he came back down those stairs she was gonna KILL him!

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Xnijmai – Jan 20, 2009 at 7:15 PM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=1115]Josuke

“I’m…Sorry?” Josuke tried his best to assess what the hell was going on while trying to find an opportunity to slip away from this woman. “I…Didn’t mean…Uhhh…I…” He was about to take a step back from the window when he noticed that she was her entire face was wet with tears as it seemed she was crying long before he got there. “…” He found himself unable to take that step as he watched the woman try to wipe the tears from her face with her fingers, her small delicate little fingers. “…” Josuke slightly pushed the money she held out back into the car as he shook his head.

“I didn’t mean…To scare you. I…I thought you were someone else.” A bit surprised by this, the young woman managed to open her eyes and look over at Josuke. “Oh…I’m sorry…I was just a bit hysterical at the moment…I just though…” She slightly sniffled as she had seemed to gather herself up a bit. “…I didn’t mean to insult you like that…” Josuke shrugged slightly as he smirked just a little bit, trying to defuse the misconception. “Its okay, happens a lot with me. I take it as a compliment on how tough and scary looking I am. Good for the ego.” To his surprise, he found that the girl really seemed to think what he said was funny.

Josuke soon found himself laughing too as the woman’s spirits seemed to be lift from the sadness she was wallowing in earlier. “Uh…” To his surprise, Josuke found himself showing a bit of kindness towards the woman. “…Would you like to come in for some tea? You seemed to have lost a lot of fluid there, and I figure you might be thirsty…” He slightly waved to Sasori’s house as it were his own, forgetting that fact as he seemed to be distracted by the woman at the moment.

She suddenly stopped smiling and looked away. “…Oh…” Josuke was confused by the sudden quietness that now filled the air. “Are you alright?” The woman quickly nodded her head and started rolling up the window. “Yeah…I just remembered that I had something to do…” The car started up quickly and the woman sped off into the night without as much as another word. “…Uhhh…Okay…” Josuke was a bit shaken by the suddenness of her departure, but it only reminded him why he came here in the first place. “Jeez…” He looked around for a bit to see if anyone was around to call the police, and then, seeing that the coast was clear, he walked over to the hotel wall and leapt up, his finger clinging to the top of the walls as his feet pushed against the wall, climbing his way up.

Meanwhile, the sound of a cell phone ringtone played as a shadow figure moved around in the darkness of the hotel. “…What?! Leave? But I am already inside… What the hell do you mean? I have the owner right here with me…” The shadowy figure grunted. “Shit…Fine, I’m going then…I managed to get my hands on some stuff that should be worth something…Okay…Fine…” The shadowy figure hoisted the rather small bag of loot over it’s shoulders and proceeded to exit out where it came from. [/solid]

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Divinatas – Jan 20, 2009 at 7:57 PM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=129][b]Sasori[/b]

Sasori, still tied to the chair, was hopping the whole chair across the basement floor. CLUNK. CLUNK. CLUNK. Every hope made a thunk, and every thunk came with Sasori growling what was probably curse words through the gag in her mouth. Finally, she managed to scoot her way over to where some of the garden tools were stored. It felt like ages trying to saw through those ropes, and she was grateful that they weren’t very high quality or she might have been stuck for hours!

When the ropes on her hands finally snapped, Sasori wretched herself free from the bindings and spitting that awful taste out of her mouth. Pausing, she heard the clunk of running footsteps upstairs and a slam of the door. …Then soft footsteps, closer, closer… towards the basement door.

That bastard wasn’t going to get her this time!

Sasori picked up the chair she was previously tied to and carried it over to the steps. Waiting silently in the dark, the basement door opened and someone was coming down the stairs. When the form hit the bottom step, Sasori swung the chair and crashed it open his head!

“You sneaky bastard!” she shouted, not seeming to get any other word out as she growled again and kicked the man now writing on the ground! One more kick, she was then running up the stairs as fast as her feet could carry her!

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Xnijmai – Jan 20, 2009 at 8:58 PM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=1115] [B]Josuke[/B]

“Whooo…” Josuke landed on his feet without as much as a sound. “Huh?” He turned his head a bit, hearing what he though was rustling only to find nothing. “Hmmm…” It was odd, but he could have sworn that it sounded like someone else was climbing the walls. “…” It was probably nothing. He made his way in towards the hotel, trying not to make a sound. When he got to the door, he noticed that it was left open. “Goddamnit, Saso…Didn’t I tell you to watch out for yourself? Jeez…” He quietly snuck in, quickly making his way to the basement.

“…?” It seemed that all the lights were turned off. “Hmmm…” Not wanting to arouse any attention, he left them off as he felt his way down stairs. “…” Okay, he was almost there. When suddenly… “The he-” Before he could say anything he was shouted at by Sasori and then hit with a chair! “Awgh!” He fell to the ground and was quickly met with kick to the face. “Wa-” Then another kick to the stomach. “Ooff…” He seemed to have blacked out for a brief second before getting back up. “Owww…Crap…” Good news: he found his jacket. Bad news: it seemed to be bleed from the head. “Jeez…She doesn’t close her front door…But waits in the basement to hit me over the head with a chair…Goddamnit…” He picks up his jacket and staggers up the stairs, moving with much more caution this time, so that Sasori doesn’t bash his head in again with another chair.

“Oofff…” He got over the wall, but falls down on his back. “Uggghhh…” He leans against the wall to hold himself up and staggers down the street. “Owww…” [/solid]

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Divinatas – Jan 20, 2009 at 9:40 PM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=129][b]Sasori[/b]

[i]The next day…[/i]

Sasori was feeling pretty wretched. Twisting her ankle, cutting her hand, falling down stairs, getting robbed… The past few days didn’t do too well on her body. Worse, even after she called the police, they never found the thief and the jerk managed to make off with her cellphone, her laptop, even some of the hotel’s stuff! The only thing that didn’t get stolen was Josuke’s stupid PSP, and probably because she hadn’t fixed it yet!

All night long, Sasori kept hearing ‘noises’ thinking the thief had come back. It was broad daylight and she was still feeling nervous. She was carrying around a kendo stick as she moved about the hotel, double checking all of the windows to make sure they were locked from invasion.

Finally, she plopped on the floor downstairs with a notepad and paper. …Now she was going to have to buy a new laptop, re do all her homework, [i]and[/i] somehow afford to reopen the hotel and eat.

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Xnijmai – Jan 21, 2009 at 3:27 AM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=1115] [B]Josuke[/B]

“…” His co-workers just stared at Josuke as he seemed to have a giant bruise on his left cheek and the top of his head wrapped in very sloppy done bandages. “Uhhhh… Hoshimaru-san… What happened to your face?” Josuke shrugged slightly as he mopped up the hallway. “Sa…Nothin’. I just left my jacket at a friend’s house and she smashed a chair over my head when I came back to get it… She kicked me in the face a couple of times too…” He nodded casually as the professors stared at him in terror, shrinking back, thinking that he was some sort of yakuza thug. Before long, his shift was done and he was strolling down the streets again.

“Hmmm…” He was wondering if he should go back to the Hotel to apologize to Sasori for breaking into her home. He shrugged, figuring that it would be the right thing to do…Plus that may get her to stop from destroying his Psp. “Oi…” He slightly rubbed his face as he got to the gate of the hotel, just being near the place brought back the pain. “Here’s hoping that Saso won’t go ape shit again and hit me with another chair…” He knocked a bit of a racket on her wooden gate. “Oi! Saso! Open up! I’m here to work!” [/solid]

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Divinatas – Jan 21, 2009 at 4:10 AM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=129][b]Sasori[/b]

Sasori jumped at the sudden banging and screaming from outside, but as soon as she realized it was Josuke she gave a relieved sigh. Thinking it was almost funny to actually be [i]grateful[/i] it was Josuke, Sasori set aside her notepad and kendo stick as she walked outside.

“I’m coming! I had the worst night. I think you-” she paused when she opened the door and caught a looked at him. His head was bandaged and his face was pretty bruised he looked like he got kicked in the face last night.

Startled, Sasori took a sudden step back, pointing an accusing finger at him. “You! [i]You[/i]!”

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Xnijmai – Feb 13, 2009 at 3:47 AM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=1115] [B]Josuke[/B]

“Hey! Hey!!!” He threw up his hands as she seemed to go into a fit of rage at just seeing his face. “You did enough to me last night. I ain’t gonna fight you, Sasori,so, there ain’t no point in kicking my ass with that thing.” He sighed as he attempted to apologize. “I just came by to say sorry for last night…And next time I jump your gate and break into your home I will tell you ahead of time.” He sighed as he continued walking around Sasori, trying to get back to work. “So…you going to let me in?”[/solid]

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Divinatas – Feb 13, 2009 at 4:06 AM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=129][b]Sasori[/b]

“[i]No![/i]!” she shouted back at him, grabbing him by the arm and shoving him back out there door! He was… some sort of thug, breaking in to her home trying to sneak his way in by looking helpful only to rob her and leave her in the basement! And he thought he could just apologize and walk right back in?

With him through the threshold she slammed the door in his face!

“Don’t you dare come back! You can’t tie me up in the basement and think I’m going to let you back in the door! You’re lucky I don’t call the police and break your neck!” Sasori fumbled to lock the door. Who knew what he would do now that his plot was uncovered!

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Xnijmai – Feb 25, 2009 at 5:57 AM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=1115] [B]Josuke[/B]

“Hey! I said I was sorry! Damnit!” He gave a bang on her door and tried to shout through the thickness of the wooden gate doors. “Hell, I should call the police for you assaulting me like that! Ya kick my goddamned face black and blue! Domestic violence! Domestic violence they will all say, and BAM! Five years in jail for assault and battery! Then your parents will come visit you and your mom will be in tears, crying out ‘What happened to my child?!?’ while your father shakes his head at you, disappointed!” He was a little steamed to be treated in such a way even after he explained himself.

“Oi! Forget it!” He grumbled to himself as he stewed, walking himself away from the gate. “She should be the one say she’s sorry, beating the shit out of me and then treating me like a gang banger when I want to help rebuild her old ass hotel. I was doing this to try to help her out anyways…” He was busy trying to make himself feel better as a familiar black car rolled up next to him. “Hey…You’re the guy from-” As the woman drove up to see his face, she was shocked to find him so patched up. “Oh…What…What happened to you last night? After I…Drove off?”[/solid]

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Divinatas – Mar 17, 2009 at 1:07 PM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=129][b]Sasori[/b]

Sasori was still fuming, more so after he dared to say SHE assaulted him! As if he hadn’t been a criminal! With the door safely locked, Sasori (and her kendo stick) marched back in to the hotel to… Well, now she had no idea what to do! Should she call the cops again and tell them the thief had come back to the scene of the crime? Or…what if he tried to sneak around to one of the windows! Being guided by fear, Sasori dashed around the hotel trying to make sure every window was locked tight!

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Xnijmai – Mar 17, 2009 at 2:33 PM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=1115] [B]Josuke[/B]

“…” Josuke grumbled a bit. “Nothing to talk about…” The woman looked away from him, hiding her anger. “…I thought I told that idiot to just leave…” She said under her breath. “Hmmm?” Was the woman just insulting him? “Oh!” She noticed him staring at her in a confused way. “I…I was just remembering something I forgot! Idiot! Idiot!” She slightly thwacked herself upside the head. “…” Josuke smirked a little. “Yeah I do that alot too. Hehehe, I thought ya were talking about me since I’m so used to calling myself that.”

The woman smirked a bit as Josuke’s face seems to loosen up alittle. “You know what?I think I will take up that offer of tea from last night.” Her smirk formed into a small smile as her eyes widen a bit, the guilt she felt mix in with the faint interest she was starting to feel for the man. “Uhhh…” Josuke was trying to avoid going back to Sasori’s house, and his place was even worse. “Bah…Right now feel more like coffee than tea! You know, there is a Café near by that is awesome!”

Of course he was referring to that notorious place where all the little hoodlums from surrounding schools came to hang out and stare each other down. Josuke had a thing for their Mocca Latte, thought he would never admit it, saying that he would order it to have something to drink while giving the eye to the Hoshingi kids that would always sit across from him and his crew.

“You mean Hinowari’s Bistro…Isn’t that the place where those kids fight all the time…” Josuke smiled widely and nodded. “Hehehe, yeah. It’s great! You get some great drinks and a show!” The woman seemed a bit bewildered, but she did feel like it was her fault for him getting so roughed up. She cursed at the idiot in her mind and smiled. “I guess so. But you’ll protect me if anything goes down, right?” She did a girlish pout to tease him abit, which just made Jouske laugh. “Psssh! Those kids know better than to mess with an elder!”

And with that Josuke started walking down the street. “Uhhh…You know I have a car right?” Josuke scoffed at the car. “It’s just down the block! I can get there just fine!” The woman chortled a bit as she was honestly surprised by his spirit. For years, she had only heard that the Mikazukis were cold and inhospitable people. He seemed different from what she had heard, which only seemed to spurn more confusion in her head about her ambitions. “Slow down!” She got out of the car and attempted to catch up to him.
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Divinatas – Mar 23, 2009 at 12:53 AM

[solid=http://space-kitten.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=1&pictureid=129][b]Sasori[/b]

[b]A few hours later…[/b]

Sasori was behind the front desk trying to organize room details. The house was secure, Josuke hadn’t come back, and everything was quiet. Exactly the way she liked it. …Still, she felt a little awkward. Her thoughts were interrupted when a knock came from the front.

Gearing herself up for another fight with Josuke, she was surprised to see someone else at the door! “Katsuo! I didn’t expect to see you until next week.”

Katsuo rubbed the back of his head. For some reason he looked a little perturbed or annoyed, but she didn’t make any mention of it. “Yeah, I just realized I left something here.” he paused pointed a hand over his shoulder. “Do you know who that car out there on the street belongs to..? It’s empty.”

Sasori leaned to look out at the street. It wasn’t any of the neighbors cars. For some reason she thought she might have seen it before. Maybe yesterday? She shrugged, shaking her head. “I have no idea. Come on inside. What did you leave?” she asked as she stepped aside to allow him through the door.

Katsuo headed to the main study where they had been last time he was over. He glanced around. “It’s just my watch. Not a big deal, but it’s the only one I have.” He cast her an embarrassed grin. “I don’t see it… That guy doesn’t seem to be around either. Did he go home?”

Scowling, Sasori crossed her arms and leaned in the doorway. “He pulled this crazy burglary and I through him out.”

There was a look of surprise on his face, but it disappeared quickly. “Really? Are you okay? If you need to someone to stay here with you a few days…”

“Actually…” started Sasori, giving it some thought. “That does sound kind of nice. I’ve been really nervous about being alone.”

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By Diana Calloway

Diana is a House Elf that spends most of her time being creative and all around bossy. You'll find her most often sitting on her giant sofa snuggling cats and watching really bad romantic comedies.

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