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Post by ricochet10-Blackjack&Harmony on Jun 15, 2023 5:29:06 GMT
Blackjack and Harmony listened at how Tera described Kai as one that wasn't really interested in relationships preferring to keep others at arms length. She also mentioned at how Kai was able to turn things into professional business like relationships. "Judging by what you said, Tera, it sounds like she would make for one hell of a business woman if she isn't one already that is." Blackjack said then listening when Tera mentioned Kai doing the right things and showing interest even caring for others but not outwardly letting anything show. "Maybe she is more into some form of relationship than you think, Tera."
"Blackjack has a point." Harmony chirped up before she continued "Maybe even though she doesn't outwardly share her emotions with others doesn't mean she isn't interested in friends or even interacting with others in general, Tera." Then when Kai's father was mentioned Harmony, with tone indicating curiosity, asked "You mean her father is like this too?" The disguised Cardmon's tone sounded so pure and innocent that in most cases some may call the tone cute.
As Kai made her return asking what Tera had said Blackjack smiled before he, to the young human, said "Oh nothing sinister, Kai. We were just discussing the benefits of the formation of positive relationships with others."
At Tera's begging tone the twins giggled only to struggle not to burst with laughter at Kai's reaction when mentioning that she helped Tera with her taxes. Soon Blackjack and Harmony recomposed themselves.
"Positive relationships? No point in trying to put any relationship into a qualitative state otherwise you set expectations that might be failed countless times, easier to deal with when you don't try to compare outside of healthy and unhealthy." Kai explained as her coping mechanisms were very much plain to see with how she dealt with her neglect.
"And the difference between Positive/Negative and Healthy/Unhealthy is?" Tera asked confused by the statement. She always thought the two were one in the same her entire life.
"You can technically have a Positive Unhealthy relationship and a Negative Healthy Relationship. A negative Healthy relationship can take on forms such as a teacher or someone who deals in tough love to mentor, someone who genuinely does everything in another best interest even if it means not sugar coating anything. Bound to be hard for both individuals but definitely a healthy mentality to ensure success." She said as Tera was nodding along, understanding it a bit.
"So what's your idea of a Positive Unhealthy relationship?" She asked curiously. "I'll introduce you to my mother at some point, once I track down whatever low paying desperate ditch job she's working for now. She got backlisted from a lot recently." Kai said before snickering a bit.
"But in all seriousness, someone who spoils others, fluffs up or hides the truth, or even yes men in general. All of which seem to provide a positive and happy atmosphere but are damaging in the long run behind the pretty smiles." Kai explained before Tera reacted by whistling.
"Kinda dark way to look at things but then again, you can see the rust under a coat of paint..."
Post by ricochet10-Blackjack&Harmony on Jun 15, 2023 7:02:24 GMT
"Man sounds like you have experience with people literally kicking you when you were down. If this subject upsets you I assure you that wasn't my intention, Kai." Blackjack said in an apologetic tone.
Then at Tera's confusion Kai began explaining an example of a Negative Healthy relationship like a teacher who uses tough love. Both siblings nodded understanding how such a relationship could be hard but could lead to the student possibly becoming successful. Then when Tera asked about what a Positive Unhealthy relationship was Kai spoke of her mother and how she kept getting blacklisted from a lot of low paying jobs which Kai seemed amused about.
"So would you say you and Tera are an example of a Positive Healthy relationship like I and my brother are? Sure he can be trouble at times but what younger sibling doesn't make things a challenge for their older sibling at times?" Harmony asked with Blackjack snickering at Harmony's mention of him being a challenge for her.
"Despite that dark line of thinking, Kai, it seems you understand that at least the importance of being honest with others and I would also say that being honest with yourself is also important in being able to is important." Blackjack said before he continued "Sounds like you might have a knack for seeing through the kinds of folks that try to manipulate others or liars in general."
"I should, I was raised with the intention of becoming the type of predator who can manipulate even the manipulators." Kai said as she didn't have pride in that fact, but she had to acknowledge that was what her upbringing was originally meant to lead towards. Her social intelligence was great.
"So that does raise a question, did you get your nickname genuinely or did you orchestrate a situation for you to be in such a situation to prop up numerous opportunities-" Tera asked as she was using her brain and her line of questioning did have some sense. However Kai leaned in and whispered something into Tera's ear for a moment that made Tera's face turn pale as a ghost at first as Kai leaned away. "I'm sorry Tera I didn't quite hear the question, what was it?" Kai asked with a sweet smile on her face and Tera shook her head. "Nothing!" She said panicking a bit.
"As for your question Harmony, I don't know. There are definitely a lot of issues, such as her lack of respect towards certain boundaries, the first week she was more complaining about herself even when we were rescuing children crying for their parents, she refused to accept fusion was in the cards instead of Digivolution, until I had to stick myself in front of a Champion level Digimon's warpath to even bring herself to consider going down a path she wasn't originally set on. Her own Ego has turned into a massive roadblock that prevents her from contributing in many ways without being forced."
Kai said as she would outline the major issues as she wasn't sugar coating or exaggerating the issues. "But it's not like I am in a better situation as I did refuse to abandon school to commit to the Digital World when she asks, I clean up after her messes a lot of the time rather then let her learn by cleaning up the messes herself." She explained.
"What sort of messes?" Tera asked as Kai bit her lip. "I retract the question, I don't want to know."
Post by ricochet10-Blackjack&Harmony on Jun 16, 2023 4:04:46 GMT
Blackjack and Harmony took in Kai's response quietly before Tera asked if Kai got her nickname genuinely or did she orchestrate a situation to prop up numerous opportunities? The two siblings looked at one another with a look of genuine befuddlement before looking back and Kai and Tera before Blackjack asked "What nickname do you go by to potentially earn such a reputation Tera is suggesting, Kai?"
Then when Kai whispered something to Tera causing the disguised Pteranomon X's face to turn ghostly pale before Kai leaned away and apparently what was whispered caused Tera to panic which made Blackjack chuckle only for his twin sister to sharply elbow him in the side before giving him a look that practically screamed "Behave yourself."
"Wow. Sounds like Tera has been quite the handful and I thought Blackjack could be difficult to handle. I guess you have me beat by leaps and bounds. Though I wouldn't call wanting to finish getting your education as a bad thing, Kai." Harmony said
"Let me guess, these "messes" you bail Tera out of are quite problematic?" Blackjack said sounding innocent despite he and his sister being pretty mature for digimon so young. At least in most situations that is.
"Property damage, damage to my body that I had to clear Tera's name for when other Digimon blamed her for, albeit not all were incorrect, and she runs her mouth a lot. Sometimes turning things I can resolve with two minutes into full blown dramatic arguments." She explained.
"Name one instance I did any of that?" She said crossing her arms unaware Kai was well prepared. "Remember last week when we started up the three baseball leagues in Terminus and I needed your help for the Holosuit division and you made a fuss about needing to wear one in front of the investors to show the Holo League would be a good idea to help promote a healthy game on semi equal level?" She said as Tera would scratch her head. "Vaguely, what I do?" She asked seemingly unaware.
"You had a bit of a fit about wearing a holosuit in the digital world, the only safe place to hold the Digital World Baseball games, stoking the concerns and fears of the investors we had for the Holo League alone, and I had to get very creative with my spin control to convince the investors we needed both the Holo and Unity leagues in addition to the Digimon League." Kai explained to Tera once again.
"Well it all worked out right?" She asked not entirely remembering what happened. "Barely..." Kai muttered.
Post by ricochet10-Blackjack&Harmony on Jun 16, 2023 4:53:45 GMT
Granted Blackjack's original question regarding Kai having a nickname was either ignored or not heard but that didn't seem to upset him at all. Then when Kai explained what kind of trouble that Tera caused both Blackjack and Harmony whistled in sheer amazement but apparently there was more as Kai then mentioned one instance where any of Tera's shenanigans happened and it was when the duo were trying to set up three baseball leagues in Terminus. Upon hearing Kai wanted Tera's help with a holosuit division both twins looked shocked at learning that Tera had made a fuss regarding needing to wear one infront of investors no less.
"Wait. Time out." Harmony piped up before she continued "Let me get this straight. Tera threw a fit over something that isn't that big a deal as wearing holosuits and nearly ruined the plan? That seems shockingly immature for a digimon of her age. No offense."
"Baseball leagues in Terminus does sound fun even if one of them involves wearing holosuits. Sports can be fun especially when you have a bunch of folks to enjoy the game with you. Granted I am more into playing cards than sports but Harmony and I do occasionally enjoy a diversion like sports." Blackjack said smiling his earlier shock from before seemingly gone in the blink of an eye.
"Please tell me that Tera doesn't make a regular habit of ruining your business opportunities intentionally or otherwise." Harmony said facepalming after she recovered from her earlier shock.
"Well I agreed to help start up the Leagues as part of an initiative to smooth relations between Humans and Digimon. The Holo League was always a controversial idea but the best one in theory as that brought a level playing field as while I did pitch a league for Humans and Rookie Forms or bellow I saw that as a fluff piece that would crash and burn after a few seasons. Holo League seemed much more stable." Kai explained to the two. "Yeah, the balancing of that league wasn't easy and the whole point of the project was to make something to boost human and Digimon relations. Honestly the fact you managed to get an independent source for the pure Digimon league was incredible." Tera said aloud as Kai rolled her eyes.
"ironically you managed to get every single Human hating investor involved in that league and by careful finagling of terms I was able to redirect some assets to the other leagues." Kai said before thinking about Harmony's question. "Tera doesn't blow up every deal, but she does often makes things quite... difficult." Kai admitted as she would stretch her arms a bit. "Well sorry, having a Human partner is more stressful then I thought that it wears down my brains worse then a thousand head trauma incidents- Also my head comes with a storage compartment in the form of a cockpit." Tera said as Kai was stunned for a moment. "Now that I think about it, that explains far too much." Kai said with slight shock but it did make a bit of sense. The Pteranomon form did come with an internal compartment, but she wasn't sure if that should have any impact on inteligence given Digimon physiology.
"Then again, at least the others aren't as chaotic... just dramatic." Kai said with a bit of exhaustion.
Post by ricochet10-Blackjack&Harmony on Jul 2, 2023 5:41:59 GMT
"I like the idea of finding ways to bring both humans and digimon together since the two worlds are connected and it will only be a matter of time before all humans know about digimon. Sure a combined league has it's challenges just with players alone but the challenges are more than worth it to work to overcome." Harmony said with a smile.
Hearing about the investors in the Digimon league being human haters made both Blackjack and Harmony roll their eyes before Blackjack said "Prejudice seems to be a problem be it digimon or humans alike and it makes those haters seem all the more ridiculous. Sure if you are a digimon who doesn't like humans you don't have to go near them as there are plenty of places human hating digimon can go to not have to put up with humans in just the Digital World alone."
"Both chaos and drama come with their fare share of challenges and often over lap. No wonder you sound a bit exhausted." Harmony said taking notice of how Kai sounded.