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"Well like my brother said, a cape would definitely just get in the way and trip me up with how fast I tend to go," Speed said, letting go of Alpha's cape. "Besides, I'm pretty satisfied with how I look already, though it took a long time getting to that point. But now I know that I look fabulous~" The Speedramon would then strike a pose, showing off his looks to the group.
According to Beta, Alpha's voice apparently changes sometimes. But that didn't seem to matter as the food was now all gone, and Alpha was pretty upset. Thankfully Psych and Cici were now off to go get more, leaving Speed alone with the twins. Once Psych and Cici were out of sight, Speed would speak up. "So, you guys wanna see how fast I can truly go? I always feel my best during or after a good run."
Meanwhile with Psych and Cici, Psych revealed that he knows that Cici was injured somehow. She said she got it a while back and it just refused to heal somehow, though conversely it wasn't getting any worse, so that was good? Is it a visible injury? How did you get injured? Do Alpha and Beta know? Also, you do not need to use thoughts to communicate. I have no vocal chords but I can still hear.
After all those questions were hopefully answered, Psych decided he wanted to know more about the trio's situation. I read the minds of those twins, mostly because I was confused why Beta did not know what a lady was. I was wondering if you would indulge me with your side of the story?
Speed then decided to pose in front of the twins, showing off how he looks to the two kids. Alpha's face was pretty deadpan as he watched the digimon simply scratching his head for a second thinking on what to say. "Well, you're confidant at least that's for sure." Alpha didn't really have a comment on how fabulous he looked, that definitely wasn't his expertise.
Beta on the other hand clapped her hands together and smiled. "Indeed, very Fabulous." Just another detail showing these two were almost nothing alike, though Alpha had to wonder if Beta knew what Fabulous actually meant.... Well might as well let Speed have that compliment.
Then came the question on just how fast this digimon was, Alpha had to admit that he was pretty curious about that, after all he seemed very confidant in his own speed. "Sure, I mean might as well. Could serve as a good distraction." Might get his focus off his stomach for a little bit.
With Psych and Cici though she was surprised to hear how many questions the digimon had about her and the twins, but then he revealed just why that he was curious. "Ahh yes, I suppose Beta's... Interesting amount of knowledge would make anyone curious." Cici let out a small sigh as she stopped for a moment before reaching over to her right shoulder for a moment. "I've been trying to teach her more but I'm far more suited for combat training, she's coming along though,"
Cici tapped her shoulder for a second, wincing slightly. "Right here is where I got hit, it's under the clothes, Luckily I'm left handed so it doesn't mess with me too much but I have a hard time moving as well as I usually do." As for the rest Cici would look around the crowd the festival was known for, giving this she pointed over to a smallish alley and motioned for Psych to follow her.
"Sorry, I just don't want anyone hearing about it. I suppose if you've read their minds it's best to give you the full story, thanks though for asking and not trying to read it instead." Cici was pretty appreciative of that, there were a few memories that she didn't want known. "Well, I suppose you probably know about Myotismon. Let's just say that he's an old enemy of mine. He broke into our house, back when Alpha and Beta were still in trainings and tried to take them from me." Cici had her eyes closed with a calm voice, though there was a certain venom when she mentioned Myotismon's name.
"I fought him off, I don't mean to brag but I'm one of the best fighters around, in a fair fight there's no way I would've lost to them, sadly they weren't exactly the fighting fair type. While I was fighting he charged a massive attack and... Fired it at the twins." Her hand absentmindedly went over to her shoulder as she spoke. "I jumped in front of it to protect them, there was nothing else I could've done, taking a hit that bad I lost the use of my right arm. Losing after that was just inevitable."
Cici took in a small breath as she let the memories come back. "After that he took me and Beta and... You know the rest. I don't know why he didn't take both though, maybe he just thought it'd be too much of a hassle. Either that or he wanted to leave me with Beta as a reminder I failed every time I woke up.... Who knows?
Speed's face morphed into a pouting expression while still holding the pose as Alpha shared his disinterest for the drake's fabulous pose. "You're no fun, Alpha," Speed bluntly responded. His face perked up again when Beta started clapping though, agreeing that Speed did in fact look fabulous. The Speedramon spun around and struck a different pose this time. It was clear that this Digimon was very... extroverted.
In response to the suggestion of demonstrating Speed's power, Alpha seemed to be on board, claiming that it could serve as a good distraction. "Alrighty then," Speed said as he walked over and picked up the blue Hackmon. "Huh... either I'm stronger than I thought or you're just super lite. Anyways, get ready, Alpha..." Speed would wait a bit to let Alpha confirm that he was ready. Once he did...
Speed would then take off, mostly running a few laps through and around a specific nearby part of Ys, though not the same part that Psych and Cici were currently in. The Speedramon held Alpha tightly, making extra sure that the poor dragon didn't slip out of Speed's claws at any point as he ran. Once he had done a certain amount of laps in maybe three minutes, Speed would then stop right back where he started next to Beta, carefully placing her brother down on the ground. "So? What'd ya think?"
Back with Psych, Cici tapped her shoulder and explained how she got her injury... as they walked down a small alley so that no one else could hear. She said that the Myotismon that Psych had previously seen had broken into their house and tried to take Alpha and Beta while they were in-trainings. Cici could've easily fended them off, but then Myotismon did the unthinkable and fired an attack right at the twins. Cici jumped into the way to protect them, but after a direct hit like that, losing was inevitable. After that he took Cici and Beta, and apparently Cici didn't know why he didn't take both twins. Psych figured she still didn't know and didn't say anything on that particular subject.
I... am at a loss for words. It must've been difficult for you, fighting to protect your family but then even that isn't enough. I don't know what I would've done if someone took Speed from me.
Psych thought it would be best to share some of his story now. Our childhood was... not ideal. We have corrupted data, my brother and I, and our powers began appearing as early as in-training. That made us prime targets for bullies and tormenters. There was a trio in particular that gave us the most trouble. I learned to ignore them eventually, but Speed took it the hardest. He cried often, began losing his confidence. It eventually got to the point where he didn't see the point of going on since it was taking much longer for us to reach Rookie stage than the other children.
I felt like I had to tell him something. So I simply gave him the same advice I gave myself for the same problem: 'just do not think about it. Do not care about what other people think. As long as you like yourself, who cares what anyone else says?' For the most part it was successful. You saw how he behaved with the twins after all, and that was pretty much how he behaved ever since we left the Village of Beginnings. But he also behaves that way even when something is bothering him. He doesn't let his emotions show easily, he masks his negative thoughts and emotions behind forced positivity. I just hope that one day he'll learn that handling his emotions like that is not healthy...
When he was told that he wasn't fun Alpha just gave a light shrug, he wasn't trying to be fun at the moment. "Sorry, I guess." Alpha didn't know what he should say about it, though after what Beta said he seemed to perk up and strike another pose. It was pretty clear to the Hackmon that he and Speed were just on different wavelengths...
Though the idea of them speeding around did interest Alpha, who didn't realize what Speed meant was running with Alpha getting picked up. "Uhh, yeah I've always been lite. If you're sure this is safe I guess." After Alpha gave the OK Speed would run around the entire area, which he wasn't prepared for in the slightest.
After that entire speeding selection Alpha could barely stand straight, eyes crossed as he was let down onto the ground, which he then flopped on his back starting at the sky at a loss. "Alpha, you okay?" Beta asked grabbing her twin by the shoulders and looking at his eyes.
"Beta? Why is there four of you? I'm not a quintuplet." Alpha slurred his words, instead of the usual darker tone his voice usually had it was now only slightly lower then his sisters, one could say even a bit high pitched for a guy.
"Is uhh, this normal?" Beta asked looking at Speed, he was the expert here after all.
Meanwhile in a different alley Psych expressed his loss for words on the situation, even quoting how hard it would've been for Cici. "I'm not too upset by it, I can't change what happened so I just have to focus on protecting them now. I won't fail a second time." She seemed very sure of herself as she said that, he hand tightening around the sword she carried as she said that, but quickly her grip lightened.
It was then that Psych had decided to share their own story about their history, Cici simply sat and listened to each word waiting for the digimon to finish before she said anything. Once that was done Cici leaned against a wall next to her and sighed. "I could sorta tell there was something up with the two of you, though to think you'd be bullied and tormented for that... Uniqueness should be cultivated not shunned." She spoke as if she knew first hand about the topic.
"I'm sure he'll learn, it might have to be learning it the hard way but I'm sure that he'll learn and become stronger for it. You know it's a bit funny, your story reminds me a bit of myself actually." Cici let out a soft laugh, not mockingly. More so like she was laughing at an old memory she recalled. "While I don't have corrupted Data I've always been seen as a bit odd because of the way I fight, even a bit of bullying as well when I was younger." She mentioned this as she reached down to her leg, grabbing something strapped to it. She figured since he told her that she might as well show him something neat.
"I've spent my whole life studying different techniques of digimon and using these tools I've made to utilize their attacks in combat." Cici held out two items in each hand, one looked like a simple pair of gauntlets with open vents on the front side connected to a small vial of something. The other being a revolver, a similar design to a Deputymon's gun. "Because I was asleep for so long these are the only tools that are still functional, I have to find time to repair the other ones I have." Cici held them up slightly with a friendly smile, as if she wanted to cheer him up a bit after sharing such a heavy memory.
Alpha voiced his concerns with the safety of what Speed was planning but seemed to just go along with it anyways. Speed simply looked down at Alpha, a slight grin forming on his face as he winked. "Don't worry, this is a hundred percent safe. I carried my boyfriend like this once and he loved it."
After Speed has finished zooming around the area and brought Alpha back, he set the Hackmon down... who now could not stand up straight for some reason. And then shortly after he just fell over right onto his back, his eyes spinning like crazy. He also apparently saw four different Betas at the same time, and his voice changed dramatically as well, being almost identical to Beta's. She asked if that was normal, causing Speed to scratch the back of his neck.
"Uh, I don't know, honestly. My boyfriend was pretty enthralled after I took him for a run but he wasn't like... this. Maybe these are just effects of what happens when those who can't naturally go that fast do. I hope he's gonna be okay... doubt he's still hungry though." Speed then looked over at Beta. "So, do you want a turn now?" If Beta agreed, Speed would basically repeat the exact same process he did with Alpha, picking her up and running a few laps around the area before setting her down next to her brother.Cici stated that she wasn't too upset by the situation, saying she just had to focus on protecting them now, declaring that she wouldn't fail a second time. A small smile formed on Psych's face. I'm positive you won't, Cici. Those kids deserve a happy ending... and so do you.
Once Psych was done with his story, Cici was visibly disgusted by the behavior that Speed and Psych were given, saying that uniqueness should be celebrated, not criticized. Heh, well clearly you haven't been in the Village of Beginnings for very long. If you're not like everyone else, you're an outsider. A mistake. A liability. Possibly a ticking time bomb for disaster. We aren't the only ones who've faced it, and we surely won't be the last.
The Sistermon then said that Psych's story reminded her of her own. The Psychdramon raised an eyebrow as he looked at her, indicating that he was interested in listening. She reached down to her leg and grabbed something, pulling out a pair of gauntlets with open vents and a revolver that looked a lot like a Deputymon's. She explained that she had actually been studying different Digimon's moves and then using these tools to be able to use those techniques in combat. That's... brilliant! I've never heard of a Digimon who could do such things. You make these tools yourself, you said?
Alpha was still just sitting on the ground for a few moments shaking his head after a second. "Good thing I didn't eat anything, Might feel like hurling afterwards." His voice returned quickly back to normal as he focused back on what was going on. "Sheesh, you weren't lying when you said you were fast." It did seem pretty insane.
Meanwhile Beta got asked if she wanted a turn, looking at Alpha then looking at Speed she just nodded. "Yes, lets go." Beta raised her hand up with a smile, she was curious as to just how fast Speed could go. So she was whisked away just like Alpha, and Just like Alpha she spun around for a moment, dizzy from moving too fast. "Oh wow, didn't know the world could spin. That's pretty, oh." She finished her sentence as she fell to the ground with a thud leg in the air twitching for a moment.
"You good Beta?" He asked shaking his sister for a moment, she let out what sounded like a groan before instantly getting back up.
"Lets do that again!" Beta said with a smile looking ready for anything, she seemed pretty excited about it.
"Yeah... Don't worry. I'll make sure they'll be fine." Cici figured she owed her old friend that much, though she dared not mention him or think about him. She wasn't ready to open that wound now.
Then came the part about the Village of beginning being a pretty bad place for digimon like him. "That's simply wrong, whoever views the world like that simply doesn't have enough real world experience. Differences make up our entire world, though I suppose those words are moot to those not willing to listen." Cici knew she probably couldn't change their minds if she tried, still though that just meant finding those who respect the differences all that more important.
Though he seemed interested in her tools that she carried, referring to it as brilliant even. "Yup, all of the tools I have are of my own creation. I had an old friend who helped a bit with the designs but everything is based on what I learned by studying under each Digimon." As Cici mentioned this she put on of the gauntlets around his hand, clenching the grip which causes a small burst of flame to shoot out. "This one I created by studying under an Agunimon, their flames come from a spiritual fire within. So I designed this to focus a Blast of flames through the exhaust knuckles. The harder I clench the larger the burst." With her other hand she held the revolver, spinning the barrel with her free hand. "This I created by studying a Deptymon's gun design, I can't recreate their ability to make ammo though so I can usually one fire six shots per fight. Gotta make them count." she seemed pretty excited to talk about her weapon designs, though she left out the sword on her side.
"Ah good, you're okay," Speed said with a sigh of relief once Alpha's head stopped spinning, the Hackmon's voice returning back to normal. "You know, you sound almost exactly like your sister there when you're not trying to sound like you just screamed for fifteen minutes straight. I kinda prefer your natural voice."
Now it was Beta's turn for a ride, which Speed of course provided. And Beta wasn't having all too different of an experience from what Alpha had, with her commenting that she didn't know the world could spin and falling over once Speed put her down. "Sometimes I forget that other Digimon aren't exactly used to the way I do things."
Then she said she wanted to go again. A couple issues with this. "Well I used up most of my energy just giving you guys rides, and keep in mind I only had like two bits of food which is nothing for me. We gotta wait until Psych and Cici come back until I can give you another ride." Speed would sit down next to the twins as they waited. "A problem with my power is that it comes with a hella big appetite. I can get by on a little food but to truly satisfy me, I gotta have an all you can eat buffet. You ever feel that hungry before?"Psych shook his head when Cici expressed how wrong the children at the Village of Beginnings were to treat Speed and Psych the way they did. Doesn't matter if it's right or wrong. Children are influenced by emotions and what those around them think. And when one got the idea that we didn't belong, the others quickly followed suit, not knowing that they're allowed to form their own conclusion.
Cici would then share the tools that she made with Psych. The two that she showed off were Agunimon gauntlets and the Deputymon revolverk explaining how they worked and what their effects were. Psych definitely looked intrigued by these devices. May I? Psych asked, extending his hand towards the gauntlets and revolver. If Cici were to say yes, the two would simply float right out of Cici's grasp and over to Psych, and they remained in the air while turning and rotating as Psych observed them up close.
Excellent craftsmanship, Psych complimented with a smile on his face, These would not look out of place with an actual Agunimon or Deputymon. And you made these yourself, you have a real knack for making gadgets, Cici.
Alpha shook his head lightly and was fully back to his normal focus. "Course I'm fine, just wasn't prepared for that is all." But then Speed mentioned something about his voice, which just caused Alpha to look a bit downcast for a moment. "Doesn't matter what you think just, don't mention that to anyone please? That goes for you too Beta." Probably one of the few times he's said please in his life, though a quick look at the Hackmon showed pretty evidently on his face he wasn't about to talk about it.
Beta gave a small nod to her brother, she also seemed to be pretty much back to normal. "Oh, wonder if Cici would want a ride? That'd be fun for her too." Alpha didn't think the Sistermon would enjoy it as much as Beta had, though that did beg the question if Cici would be fine going at that speed. She definitely was faster then the twins. But those were thoughts for another time.
Though it was all well not to worry as apparently moving that fast made Speed get low on energy, even hungry. "If they don't get back soon I think I'm gonna be feeling like that real quick." Since it was already out of the bag that he was hungry Alpha didn't seem to care now about mentioning it.
"I think I was that hungry the first time I went to a place to eat with Alpha and Cici?" It was hard to quantify but it was possible.
"Considering the place closed for the day after we left, yeah probably. Though that might've also had something to do with the two Agumon eating there also. Hard to say." Alpha didn't get a good look at them but he thought he also saw some human with em. Eh he supposed that didn't matter.
Cici was a bit surprised as what Psych had to say when she mentioned the kids were wrong. "That's what I mean when I mentioned world experience, once they start to get out into the world. See things for how they truly are their opinions and thoughts will change and grow. Though it doesn't excuse for the cruelty at a young age, nor the caretakers who would look on that and ignore such situations." They were still kids after all, kids would grow and hopefully regret what they've done.
Though as she mentioned children Cici looked off to the side for a moment. "Though it makes me wonder if I'll be able to help those two kids grow, a sad past behind them and a hard future in store for them. Suppose all I can do is attempt to protect them as I am." She was talking about Alpha and Beta of course, she doubted her ability to raise a kid normally. But with all this behind the three of them and in front of them it did feel a bit daunting for the Sistermon. Though not once did the idea of giving up cross her mind in the slightest, to push through without regrets.
When asked about her weapons though she gave a small nod watching as they floated out of her hands. "Just be careful, I have enough weapons to repair as is." She cautioned, after all these were the only two she had that weren't destroyed or in a state of neglect. When he mentioned the quality of the weapons she gave a simple smile. "It took a long while but I'd say the end design was worth it, though that's just the finalized design of the weapons. You should've seen the Prototypes, almost burned my eyebrows off with the Alpha design." It was a trial and error process at times.
"Though speaking of designs your psychic abilities do intrigue me a bit, it would certainly be useful to at least consider the design. If you ever find yourself in Terminus would you mind stopping by? It's an older two story house near the front gate leading out." There did seem to be a glint in the Sistermon's eye as she asked, the opportunity to study psychic abilities didn't come around often, though only on their time after all.
"Oh, though we should probably be getting back. I'm sure Alpha would rather us get back faster. If your brother's name is anything to go by I doubt he'd want to wait long too." As she mentioned that she reached her hands out, wanting her weaponry to be returned to her.
Post by Speed & Psych on May 22, 2021 22:39:57 GMT
Speed scratched the back of his head, grinning bashfully. "Yeah, I gotta remember to warn people about how they might feel after giving them rides and such, heheheh... but at least you two will know for next time." Though apparently Alpha really didn't want others to know about what his voice actually sounded like, as he politely asked Speed and Beta to not mention it to anyone. "Uh yeah, I won't, though I don't really see what the big deal is..."
Beta mentioned that Cici might want to be given a ride from Speed as well. "Heh, maybe some other time if she's up for it. Like I said though, I'm out of energy and pretty starved for now. So not a lot of running will be done until I get some grub in my gut."
Alpha of course shared that he was getting pretty hungry as well, wanting Psych and Cici to get back relatively quick. Beta mentioned that the first time she felt that hungry was when she, Alpha and Cici went out to a restaurant to eat. Apparently the place was closed the day after they left too because of them, and because of a couple Agumon's eating there that day as well. That just made the thought of all-you-can-eat buffets flood Speed's mind, and the drake's stomach audibly growled again. "Gah, sorry about that... can never control when my stomach decides to call out for food like that."Cici elaborated on what Psych said about the kids being wrong, stating that it's world experience that will get the kids to change their minds and form their own opinions, though it didn't excuse their bad behavior or the behavior of the caretakers of the time. The caretakers at the time did try their best, but kids are smart. They knew the exact moments Speed and I would be powerless to call for help, and they were experts at acting innocent whenever they were around. They truly made us feel helpless and powerless, despite our abilities.
Cici then started to doubt her own ability to be able to care for Alpha and Beta, with a sad past behind them and a rough future ahead of them like that. It didn't seem like fate had any plans to just give the three of them a break. Well... no matter what happens, as long as you have allies by your side, getting to that hard future will be a little less challenging, is that not correct?
As Psych was observing Cici's weapons (while being asked to be careful with them) Cici explained that these were the finalized designs, mentioning how she nearly burned her eyebrows off with the Alpha design of the Agunimon gauntlets. Psych chuckled at that. You should've seen the mishaps my brother and I had when we were training to use our powers. I was attempting to lift a boulder up into the air a few feet, and I managed to propel it towards me instead... it was a very painful day, Psych recalled as he couldn't help but laugh, though no sound came from his mouth. Don't even get me started on how Speed's training went.
Psych would then hand the weapons back over to Cici with his telekinesis, with the Sistermon stating that his psychic abilities intrigued her. She even invited him to her house in Terminus someday in order to study his psychic abilities. The Psychdramon smiled in response to the invitation. Of course I wouldn't mind. I will let you know when Speed and I have a day off so that we can come and visit. And yes, we should be getting back... but I believe we should actually purchase food first, no? That's right, the two of them were talking and they completely forgot to actually order the food... Whoops.