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Post by ricochet10-Blackjack&Harmony on Aug 23, 2022 22:21:15 GMT
"Shh. Ollie it's okay. I don't know why but I think I can heal that injury so sit still." Harmony said in a soothing tone before, as if on instinct, said "Harmonius Bubble." Then she took a deep breath and spewed light blue bubbles from her mouth and they floated over to the wound on Ollie's head beginning to heal the wounds on the young man's head.
Then she dedigivolved back into rookie and reactivated her holosuit. "Come on. Let's go and help Blackjack out. I trust in his abilities but I am worried that Procopius might be more than he can handle since he has yet to reach champion on his own for the first time like I did moments ago."
When Procopius elbowed him in the chest the holosuit glitched a bit and before Blackjack could make a move to stop Procopius the other digimon had grabbed the boy who threw the rock by the collar and slung him into a telephone pole. Then before Blackjack's eyes Procopius began wailing on the boy wincing at the crunch that was likely the bullies' nose breaking rang out in the air.
"Procopius, stop it! You are going way too far! Sure what he did was wrong but he's just a stupid kid who likely wasn't taught how to behave in a civilized manner. Think about Ollie. Is this what he would want?" Blackjack said after pushing Procopius away from the now injured boy standing in front of the bully just in case Procopius got hostile again.
OOC: Harmony uses her Harmonius Bubble to heal Ollie's wound. Harmonious Bubble: Spews light blue bubbles that envelope a target healing their wounds.
Post by ollieandprocopius on Aug 24, 2022 12:38:49 GMT
"He's gonna kill him...he's gonna kill him..." Ollie said, groaning. His head was swimming from the impact and he felt like he wasn't seeing straight. His head was still pulsing with the feeling of the rock as those bubbles made contact and he let out a sigh as the bubbles soaked up the wound, leaving him with a stain of blood down one side of his face and even parts of his shoulder and his shirt. he didn't stay down long, bolting up to his feet and taking off toward the direction he had seen Procopius run.
"YOU STAY THE @#$% AWAY FROM MY BROTHER DO YOU HEAR ME, DO YOU HEAR ME?!" Procopius howled as he was physically removed from the bully's person and shoved back. The boy was whimpering, sniffling and holding his hands up in front of his face. All of the swagger and confidence that had gotten him to throw the rock in the first place evaporating the moment he got met with someone bigger and scarier than him. Procopius moved forward for another round, it wasn't clear if he was thinking of physically removing Blackjack from his path but the thought didn't seem all that far fetched to him in the moment before he felt something charge into him, wrapping around his waist.
It was Ollie, hugging him with every ounce of might the young man had, clasping his hands together on the opposite side in a restraining hug that seemed to instantaneously take the wind out of Procopius' vengeful sails.
Post by ricochet10-Blackjack&Harmony on Aug 24, 2022 21:25:35 GMT
Harmony gently laid a hand on Ollie's shoulder as if trying to calm the teen down. As soon as his wound was healed he sprang to his feet with seemingly renewed energy with Harmony giving chase clumsily while silently cursing her clumsy legs in her holosuit disguise.
While Blackjack was holding his ground he glanced back at the bully and said "I suggest you get the hell out of here as fast as you can and not to bother his brother again, you hear me?" Blackjack turned back to Procopius continuing to hold his ground legitimately feeling nervous as he didn't know what to do if Procopius wouldn't stop. "Please, Procopius. Calm down. Don't make me have to fight to stop you."
Before Blackjack could say anything else he saw Ollie wrap Procopius in a tight hug and it seemed to take the wind out of the sails of the rage swarming around the disguised digimon. By then Harmony had caught up looking over the scene seeing Blackjack looking as if he was silently praying to Yggdrasil for things to calm down if only a little.
Post by ollieandprocopius on Aug 25, 2022 12:14:17 GMT
The bully didn't need a third prompting to get the hell out of dodge and save his own life. He picked himself up off the floor and dashed away, stumbling over a trash can and shouldering a wall hard enough to make him yelp because there was blood running down his face and at least one of his eyes was in the process of swelling shut.
Procopius seemed to instantly forget about him however the second that Ollie wrapped his arms around him. Procopius dropped onto one knee and placed one hand on Ollie's chin, moving his head from one side to the other to inspect him.
"Are you alright? Oh my god look at all this blood, those sons of bitches I oughta..." he was cut off as Ollie leaned in again and wrapped his arms around Procopius' shoulders. Procopius paused for a moment before he reached out and wrapped Ollie up tight in return. They just stood there, squeezing each other tight for a long moment, Ollie burying his face into Procopius' shoulder before pulling himself up, having left a wet spot behind on Procopius' dark clothing.
"Why do they hate me so much?" Ollie said, in a tone more like he was asking god than trying to make sense of it with Procopius, who had precious little to say in answer to that.
Post by ricochet10-Blackjack&Harmony on Aug 25, 2022 19:41:47 GMT
Blackjack actually breathed a sigh of relief that not only was the kid able to get up but that he also took his advice who took off like the demons of hell themselves were after him. Given how angry Procopius was moments ago that could easily become true. Though at some level Harmony wanted to follow to heal the boy she knew keeping her cover was important and that boy reaped what he sewed. Maybe that kid would leave Ollie alone from that point on.
"As bad as it looks it is only blood now. I healed his injury." Harmony said causing Blackjack to suddenly look over at his sister in confusion.
"Heal him. How? Neither of us have healing moves." Blackjack said his confusion still clear as day on his face.
"Yeah well I digivolved to champion for the first time and since we share many abilities in common you might get that ability when you digivolve too." Harmony said to her twin not wanting to bother Procopius too much while he made sure Ollie was alright.
Without realizing why Blackjack set a hand on Procopius' shoulder and said "They aren't worth it. Creeps like that kid never are. All we need to do is stop at a place that has a bathroom to get Ollie cleaned up before school."
"Hate can seem to not make sense. Sometimes it is driven by fear but this kind of hate makes no sense seeing as your tormentors seem to be assholes for no good reason." Harmony said catching Blackjack by surprise as he had almost never heard his sister swear.
Post by ollieandprocopius on Aug 26, 2022 12:21:17 GMT
"Because they know they can get away with it." Procopius said bitterly. he stood up, taking Ollie's hand and looking down at him before turning his head to look down the street in the direction that the bullies had taken off. "Because some part of them feels powerless or trapped or put upon and hurting someone else is the only thing they can think of to feel like they're in control." Procopius said, clutching Ollie's hand tightly. he had seen it in action a hundred thousand times before on the street, people who had nothing better to do so they hurt each other just so that they could avoid looking at themselves in the mirror for too long.
"We don't have time to find a place with a bathroom! We're gonna be late and, and..." Ollie sniffled, fat tears starting to roll down his face as the weight of it all hit him, every breath a shivering gasp as he started to ramp up into open sobbing.
Procopius didn't say anything as he unslung the loosely fitted cloth vest from his shoulder and wiped it gently over Ollie's face. The first few passes smearing blood down Ollie's face before the next few actually managed to clean it away. Procopius placed his hand on Ollie's cheek and the two of them locked eyes. Ollie shunted forward and wrapped his arms around Procopius' shoulders and the two of them just embraced for a long, breathless moment.
"Come on kid, we can still make good time from here." Procopius said, standing and turning to Blackjack and Harmony as he locked his hand tightly around Ollie's, looking for all the world like the perfect big brother.
Post by ricochet10-Blackjack&Harmony on Aug 26, 2022 13:39:46 GMT
"You're right Procopius but as for any adults who also bully Ollie they should be ashamed of themselves. These are supposed to be grown adults who are paid to educate and guide the next generation. I don't know what to do if some people were bullying Harmony." Blackjack said watching Procopius take Ollie's hand.
"While I appreciate you wanting to protect me you forget not only am I more than able to handle myself but I am the elder twin." Harmony said shaking her head before looking at how upset Ollie was at the prospect of being late which was heartbreaking to witness. Fortunately Procopius removed his cloth vest he had on his shoulder and proceeded to gently clean Ollie's face.
"You okay now, Ollie?" Harmony gently asked while Blackjack was now on high alert since the bully threw that rock. Harmony was on alert too but just didn't outwardly show it. She wouldn't of been surprised if Procopius was on high alert too.
"Uhm. Is this form of violence an everyday thing for Ollie? That kid could of killed Ollie." Blackjack asked knowing far too well how fragile humans were compared to digimon.
Post by ollieandprocopius on Aug 27, 2022 12:14:46 GMT
"Mmmhm..." Ollie said, using the heel of his hand to dry his eyes and sighing as he tried to get his breathing under control. He was answering the question Harmony had asked him about how "normal" this level of violence was for him with his nod even as Procopius took his hand and they started to walk toward the school.
"Not to this level, not usually, but this kind of bullying isn't rare for him either. Someone was just feeling especially brave today." Procopius said, a look flashing over his face in that moment that would make someone think he was going to turn around and go back after the kids who had just assaulted his brother and partner. A squeeze from Ollie's hand put an end to that though and he turned back to Ollie, clutching his hand tightly and letting his more violently protective intentions fall away...for now.
"it's easy for them to want to do it when they know they'll get away with it." Ollie said, in a tone of voice so bitter for someone so young and so small that it was heartbreaking. he should have to worry about schoolwork, clubs and teenage drama not...whatever the hell this is.
Post by ricochet10-Blackjack&Harmony on Aug 27, 2022 21:06:19 GMT
Hearing both Ollie and Procopius confirm his concerns made made Blackjack tense and growl in anger only for Harmony to rest a hand on his shoulder causing him to calm down without saying a word. He looked at her seeing her looking sad at what she learned. Sure she was angry but she had much better control over her temper than her more mischievous twin.
Hearing Ollie's next words caused both Blackjack and Harmony to look in the young teen's direction before Harmony asked "What do you mean, Ollie? I'm no expert in human law but such a thing has to be illegal."
"Yeah. Why don't you press charges for assualt on them or something." Blackjack said not fully calm but calmer than before. The bitter tone of voice for anyone so young, human or digimon, was heartbreaking to hear. Harmony looked sad at hearing Ollie's voice and, at some level, so did Blackjack but what could they do to help Ollie?
Post by ollieandprocopius on Aug 28, 2022 12:29:31 GMT
"Of course it's illegal, if I could get a single solitary person to actually believe me. It's the word of one orphaned gaijin against what? Four kids whose parents will probably swear up and down that their sons are little angels who would never hurt a fly." Ollie said. He couldn't place the digimon twins for wanting to find some kind of logical or lawful solution to his problem but he had exhausted every logical avenue years before. Teachers, policemen, parents, they all just sneered down at him like he was something they picked off their shoes in the morning and brushed him aside just as easily.
"I know the feeling. There's a reason the Digimon in my crew had to protect each other, because the Knightmon certainly weren't going to waste their precious time on a bunch of pickpockets and vagabonds. never mind the fact most of us were pickpockets so we could afford to eat." Procopius said, equally disillusioned as he placed a strong hand on Ollie's shoulder as they watched. Even if Ollie couldn't see it in the moment, something HAD changed, for the first time in his life he was beginning to gather people who would always be in his corner one way or another.
Post by ricochet10-Blackjack&Harmony on Aug 28, 2022 21:26:37 GMT
Blackjack began shaking in anger to see Ollie like that as he could not process how people could be so cruel as he and Harmony were still pretty young themselves. Harmony wiped a tear from her eye before she said "You said you were orphaned so does that mean you were born here? If so that technically means you are one of them if a bit different from the average human here. Maybe Blackjack and I can help by acting as witnesses or something. Would probably blow those kids minds not to mention the teachers who hate you since fellow peers are now willing to stand up for you."
"Law enforcement can be useless especially to those that need them most." Blackjack finally spat bitterly. "People like Ollie or you and your gang, Procopius were also deserving of the same protection as everyone else. Harmony and I saw it to a much smaller degree as we grew up earning money to eat through gambling often having to flee from bad sports and law enforcement sure didn't protect us and we weren't even rookies yet."
Post by ollieandprocopius on Aug 29, 2022 12:34:08 GMT
"I was born in Japan, best they can tell. Parents probably illegal immigrants, when the cops were closing in they figured that leaving the baby behind gave them a chance to skip out. Turns out they were right. I've never met my parents in my entire life, I have no idea if they're even alive, in Japan, anything." Ollie said with a shrug. Some orphans were left with memories of their parents that stung them every time they turned to think about it. Some orphans had no physical memories of their parents but could still dream that they had been loved, or missed, or whatever. Ollie was the rare kind of orphan who had gotten direct evidence at a very young age that he simply wasn't wanted and wasn't important enough to keep.
"It's not a secret. Hell, everyone at the school already knows, it's part of why they pick on him so much. It's not so much that he actually IS different, it's that they think he LOOKS different. For some kids, that's enough, plus know that he doesn't have anyone who will fight back for him. Or at least that used to be the case." Procopius said as he pulled Ollie in close to him. Something had changed, because now Ollie had someone who was in his corner no matter what.
Post by ricochet10-Blackjack&Harmony on Aug 29, 2022 22:02:42 GMT
"So you're parents just..." Harmony began as tears began to flow and she clutched her chest and said "That's terrible. If they didn't want a kid they could have given you up for adoption instead of just ditching you to avoid the cops." Sure neither Blackjack nor Harmony knew if they had parents or were reborn from another digimon. All they knew was they were born in the Village of Beginnings but left when they got the first chance. Mind you it was much younger than the average child born in the village.
"They are nothing but cowards. They pick on him and he is not very big. Sure learning some form of self defense might help him but not when they are ganging up on him." Blackjack said and when Procopius mentioned about how Ollie didn't have anyone who would fight back for him until know. "Well he has at least two others who are willing to look out for him now. He seems to be a good kid so I'd be shocked if he didn't have at least a few classmates that are friends of his." Blackjack said his familiar roguish grin returning.
Post by ollieandprocopius on Aug 30, 2022 12:25:54 GMT
"Everyone says I should be mad at them for abandoning me. I find it really hard to be mad at people I've never met. I wouldn't know my parents if they passed me on the street, so why waste the energy?" Ollie said, sighing in a way that left him feeling more drained than anything. The spot where his parents should exist inside of his mind and heart were mostly just totally empty, depressive blank spots he tried to avoid as much as possible.
"There is this one girl who's been going to bat for him a lot longer than I have even. Her name's Kaya, she's a tamer too though Ollie didn't know that until I came along." Procopius said, with a lighter snarl at the end of his voice this time. He and Kaya had a tendency to butt heads on the details but that was probably at least partially because Procopius was jealous of someone else being so close to Ollie's heart.
"They're just idiots. Hating anything different from them is a symptom of ignorance. it's why learning and knowledge are so important to me. It's much harder to hate someone when you know their stories." Ollie said, actually perking up a little bit at that. His own personal crusade, all hatred coming from the toxic mouth of ignorance, slaying ignorance one story at a time.
Post by ricochet10-Blackjack&Harmony on Aug 30, 2022 22:29:45 GMT
"I can understand not being mad since you never personally knew your parents but, personally, after awhile I would of at least been curious about wanting to possibly find out if I had other family members I could establish contact with." Blackjack said after he heard Ollie sigh. Was Ollie curious about finding out about possible extended family?
Then Procopius told them about a girl that was a friend of his named Kaya. Apparently she became a tamer before Ollie did. "Now. Now, Procopius. Don't tell me you're jealous of Ollie having more than you as a friend." Blackjack said in a playful tone.
"Unfortunately such hate and ignorance is another trait digimon share with humans but I agree that learning and knowledge can help prevent at least some forms of hate. As for your bullies, they aren't worth your time since they are toxic jerks. Hard to believe that even teachers treat you like crap when I heard they tend to like the kids who behave in class even if their grades aren't the highest." Harmony said.