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Post by ricochet5-Alucard on Aug 31, 2022 3:59:06 GMT
Y2K's observation regarding Alucard and Poseidon's holy rings and would of smirked if not for the seriousness of the situation he found himself in. Normally when he told Poseidon to do something the young Gomamon listened. He was also not one to go wandering but then seeing as both their holy rings were glowing it was likely Poseidon was alarmed as their holy rings didn't just glow spontaneously for no good reason.
Alucard then slowed down gently landing before he looked down at Poseidon and sternly asked "Poseidon, what are you doing all the way out here? I thought I told you to stay in Rustport and wait for me to return."
"I know, Dad, and normally I would of stayed put but you seem to have the same problem as me with our holy rings glowing. I was alarmed so I thought something might of happened to you so I went into the desert to find you." Poseidon said in a straightforward manner. Then he spotted both Rai and Y2K and asked "Wait who are they?"
"Rai, very injured human... sent out a distressss..." he winced as he regretted twisting his neck a bit too far to try to see Poseidon. "signal..."
"Y2K! The Y2K! Partner!" he said waving his oversized hand to Poseidon from his admittedly awkward position.
"What does it mean if both of your rings glow?" Rai asked as if he didn't care about the answer one way or another. He hoped it wasn't some sign of trouble.
"Is it like when the symbol on my tongue tingles and lights up?" inquired Y2K before sticking out his big flat tongue, revealing a large Digital Hazard mark prominently in the middle of it. (kinda where Gluttony's ouroboros mark was in FMA)
Post by ricochet5-Alucard on Aug 31, 2022 8:27:19 GMT
Poseidon nodded though he found Y2K a bit odd and said "Like Dad said my name is Poseidon. Nice to meet both of you."
Then when Rai asked what it meant if both of their rings glowed and Alucard shrugged as he said "I don't know as the only time this usually happens is if our holy rings touch each other." Then Alucard glanced back at Y2K and said "I don't think our holy rings work the same as the symbol on your tongue Y2K."
"And even then it doesn't happen all the time." Poseidon said tugging on the holy ring around his neck as if trying to will the glowing to stop but not being at all successful. "Maybe we should try to touch rings to see what would happen, Dad."
Alucard looked down at Rai before kneeling down slowly and set Rai down gently in the sand. Yet before he let Rai go Poseidon rubbed his holy ring against Alucard's causing the glowing from Poseidon's ring to flow into Alucard's. Then Alucard's hand began to glow which baffled the Angemon but then he felt as if his instincts were guiding him and telling him he could now help Rai. As if controlled by those instincts in that moment he reached out and gently touched Rai as he said "Divine Healing!" Then Alucard snapped back to reality as he watched his holy power flow into Rai and it appeared to be healing the teen's injuries.
OOC: Alucard uses a move he didn't know he had called Divine Healing to begin healing Rai's injuries. Divine Healing: His hands begin glowing and upon touch he heals the an ally or himself of even nasty injuries. However bad injuries take a bit longer to heal. (Cooldown of 2 posts)
Rai was experiencing something straight out of Dungeons and Dragons. Rais flogged back and broken ribs slowly began to hurt less as it became easier to breathe... slow was a relative term. It was certainly rapid compared to healing normally, but it also wasn't happening all at once. Rather he felt he was being eased into it, which was probably good to avoid inducing shock.
Y2K looked on in awe; though It might be hard to tell due to a lack in variance in his expression. He was almost always smiling blankly--but thats just how his face was! "You have the 'Healy Woundy' magic!" he observed with awe clear enough in his voice at least.
As Rai felt he was reaching a mid way point through the healing process, everything seemed to catch up with him. Y2K had nearly been killed... he had nearly died trying to stop it... his parents would have never known what happened to him.
His walls already in rubble, tears began to form in his eyes for the second time today. Tears he was supposed to have abandoned in that white room six years ago. For the first time in almost half of his life, his face began to screw up.
Was it okay to cry now?
Was he allowed?
Had he earned that?
Before he knew it, the tears had taken him. He was sobbing. And it was all he could do not to bawl loudly.
Y2K untangled himself from Alucard to slither across the floor and give Rai the best hug he could without moving him. Before, he'd told him not to cry. Now he said words Rai had never been given. "...Its okay to cry Rai."
Post by ricochet5-Alucard on Sept 2, 2022 6:02:06 GMT
Alucard seemed just as amazed as Y2K not to mention utterly baffled since up until now he had no healing moves at all so to see he was healing Rai gradually was hard for Alucard to process. Then when Y2K said "You have the 'Healy Woundy' magic!" Alucard looked at his hands and said "It would seem I do but that doesn't make sense seeing as I have never had any healing abilities before now."
Meanwhile Alucard took notice of how tears were beginning to form in Rai's eyes. All this was understandable given everything he and Y2K had been through that day what with the digimon and tamer pair nearly dying out in the desert. Soon the tears turned into full on sobs but Alucard didn't interrupt him as it was clear to the angel digimon that Rai needed to cry at this time. As Poseidon went to try to calm Rai, Alucard said "It's okay, Poseidon. Rai and Y2K have been through hell today and he needs this." Poseidon remained where he was and stayed quiet while Y2K untangled himself from Alucard and slithered to Rai telling the teen that it was okay to cry and Alucard had to admit silently to himself that Y2K was right. He was just not the most emotional type of digimon.
Rai hugged his goofy blue friend tightly as he continued to cry. What if Y2K hadn't digivolved? What if--? No. No it was useless to ask any of those questions... it was... god damn it.
As Rai finished healing, he sat up so Y2K could wrap his arms around him properly as Rai held him in his lap. Yes. They had been through hell today. He could hope it would be the last time... but how likely was that really? The Digital world was dangerous. And it was Y2K's world...
Finally his shredded shirt was the only real evidence of the flogging he'd received. If he was clever later, he might not have to explain that.
But he couldn't think about that right now. Right now he was trying not to fall to pieces entirely.
A good few minutes passed, but even all the pent up tears had to end eventually. Rai struggled to regain control of his breathing from the sobbing and sharp intakes of breath that came with them and eventually his misty eyes while reddened, would no longer flow with fresh tears.
But was it because he'd cried all he could, or because he couldn't stand to indulge in it any longer? There had been a start of a purge, but whether it had finished, was likely a question for another day.
As his arm's grip on Y2K became gentler he looked up to see Alucard still there, his gaze passing over the Gomamon for the time being. "Thank you." his voice was odd. It was sincere. It had feeling, but was clearly unused to conveying any at all. "You saved me... probably both of us... I-- If you ever need something... and I can give it... I'll do my best..." he said unsure of what he could realistically do for an angel in cyberspace. Did the Digital World count as cyberspace?
Disentangling himself from his Keramon, he performed the traditional Japanese kowtow; kneeling on the ground, bowing so deeply his forehead touched the sand. "I am in your debt."
Y2K put an oversized finger on his own thin lip with a mystified grin. "That's a weird position."
Post by ricochet5-Alucard on Sept 4, 2022 2:40:23 GMT
Alucard was now looking at his hands in deep thought again while Poseidon looked back and forth at everyone not knowing what to do except to be quiet and wait. The young Gomamon figured he would definitely get a talking to later for not staying put and he was willing to accept it just fine.
After awhile Rai ceased crying and began talking to Alucard. Alucard looked down at the tamer and digimon not knowing more surprises were yet to come seeing as he was now baffled that he had a new healing technique. While Alucard was used to being thanked what happened next gave him a second surprise in the span of at most a few minutes as Rai kneeled on the ground with his forhead touching the sand.
Alucard was definitely glad that he wore a mask which hid the fact that his eyes were blinking stupidly as he tried to process what was going on as this has never happened before to him. Sure he had been thanked but this was new. When he regained his wits he knelt down and said "There is no need for that. I help people but I don't do it for rewards. I would of helped anyone in need."
Poseidon looked at Y2K and said "Boy is that an understatement."
This answer for whatever reason seemed hard to swallow. He felt he owed his life to this being. But if Alucard didn't accept that then... "Please... if at any point in the future, you find that I can return this kindness somehow... I ask that if the opportunity arises, you don't hesitate to seize it and ask. That's the very least I can accept." Rai pressed.
Y2K thought he understood. "If we can help you some day too it that would be nice!" he agreed.
Rai regardless of Alucard's answer would raise his head and return to a kneeling sitting position for a moment before standing. He looked to Poseidon. "I take it given how you got here, Rustport isn't far by foot?" Rai asked once again in an almost... seemingly uncaring near-monotone that he seemed more used to than how he was speaking a moment ago. "Do you mind if we follow you back?"
Y2K nodded, bobbing his head in an odd manner, as if his tendrils were sproingy and springy... "I'd rather meet friends in town now. Digimon are nicer in towns!"
Post by ricochet5-Alucard on Sept 5, 2022 3:52:39 GMT
It appeared as if Rai wasn't accepting Alucard's answer. This was also new for the Angemon but Rai seemed to come up with an acceptable compromise. "Very well. If something arises in the future where I need your help, I will accept it from you."
"Don't mind, Dad. He tends to be the type to handle things on his own but since I came into his life he has slowly gotten better." Poseidon said. Sure Alucard was still fairly awkward in social situations except when small children were involved but, yes, he had greatly improved from the vengence seeking loner he once was.
Alucard looked over at Y2K and then said "Yes, Y2K, it would be nice." He then slowly rose to his feet.
When Rai asked Poseidon about Rustport the young Gomamon said "Yup. That's right it isn't far from here."
Alucard was surprised as Rai's voice changed back to a monotone though it didn't show on the angel digimon's face. He then said "You are more than welcome to follow us. Besides what was that human saying? I think it was there is safety in numbers."
"That--" Rai started in his monotonous manner before stopping and trying to sound a little less empty. "That's right. 'There's safety in numbers'. One person is an easy target, while a group is stronger and less likely to be targeted by opportunists." Trying to find a middle ground where honestly lived between his usual emotionless demeanor, and a smiling, outwardly helpful, customer greeting farce was a difficult prospect. Finding what came natural... well it just wasn't natural.
Rai took Y2K's oversized finger in his hand and would take a couple steps, looking to Alucard for direction.
Y2K seemed happy enough with this arrangement, looking between Rai and Poseidon as they moved. "I've never seen a Gomamon with a Gatomon ring before. Come to think of it I didn't realize Angemon had them. I haven't seen many Angemon before though..." Y2K had appearantly only seen such rings on individuals of the Gatomon species before. To be fair, how many see other digimon that actually have Holy Rings?
Post by ricochet5-Alucard on Sept 5, 2022 8:21:11 GMT
As Alucard listened to Rai it seemed the teen was struggling to find what sounded natural to him and said "If you are worried about offending me you should calm down. Just talk to me however feels natural to you." Sure Alucard's tone of voice seemed cold their was actually traces of other emotions in his words as he spoke. Most observant folks could probably tell when he was in a good mood or not. When Rai took ahold of Y2K's large finger Alucard began walking indicating silently for the others to follow.
"Yeah I get that a lot." Poseidon said before he continued "As for Dad, I think the reason he has a holy ring now may have to do with his last life. In his last life he was a holy digimon called Cherubimon and when he died apparently the holy data was a big part of him in this life which could explain why he eventually digivolved to Angemon. As for my holy ring, I inherited it from Dad's data."
"Cherubimon...? Hmm. That name makes my tongue tingle. I wonder what they looked like?" said Y2K wondering. "Its cool that you have matching rings!" the Keramon said apparently abandoning deeper thought on the matter.
"Your hazard mark is tingling?" asked Rai. "Or like, just your tongue?" He still wasn't sure what it meant if the mark tingled. He knew flashing was some sort of danger alarm, but even then he didn't really understand what it was supposed to warn against.
One person had suggested it meant Y2K could be a huge threat in the future... and given some of the things he'd heard about his supposed mega level, he could reluctantly see how that could be the case. Whatever. Y2K was just Y2K. Thats was all. Being paranoid about the future was both tiring and fruitless.
"Hmm." was all Y2K said however.
"So what has the two of you in Rustport? On a trip?" he asked as he lifted out his digivice to the two of them, casually scanning them and looking at the data that would pop up.
An improved scanner that subtly displays a Digimon's combat information on your screen. If given a post to clearly scan a Digimon, you learn their name, attribute, type, and family, along with a quick description and two of their signature moves.
Post by ricochet5-Alucard on Sept 6, 2022 2:14:39 GMT
Alucard glanced at Y2K and said "While I have not very much memory of my past life, after a dream of how I died in my last life that allowed me to remember what I looked like. You see Cherubimon is a digimon that has an appearance that can change depending various factors. The forms are large and rabbit like but with different color schemes to identify them. The two forms are called the Cherubimon(Vice) and Cherubimon(Virtue). Cherubimon(Virtue) was the form I was and it is known for being mostly pink while Cherubimon(Vice) takes on a darker color scheme."
As for Y2K's hazard mark tingling that made Alucard think for a moment since digimon with hazard symbols could become destructive if caught in the wrong circumstances. Then Poseidon said "Maybe there is something your body needs. That could be why your hazard mark is tingling. It's just a wild guess though."
"Well we were passing through getting some supplies before planning to board the Trailmon tommorow. While Rustport is nice I am not all that fond of the desert." Poseidon said.
RaI noted the information provided by his digivice and tried to picture Cherubimon based on the information Alucard provided. No doubt the image in his head was a wildly different from reality. Vice and Virtue huh? "So if a Cherubimon falls from grace as holy digimon you get a dark or twisted version..." Rai pondered.
"Why don't they become a Devi-Cherubimon?" asked Y2K. Of course there was no such thing, but Y2K at least had acquired some understanding at a certain point that a fallen Angemon tended to become a Devimon.
Y2K hummed thinking about what his body could need. "I'm hungry." Y2K replied. "You're always peckish Y2k... But you eat gigabytes of data at meal times..."
"Yeah, but Rai, after all that digivolving I feel like I could eat a house." Y2K had Armor Digivolved, de-digivolved, digivolved for real, and then de-digivolved again in short order. Not to mention all the fighting and injury.
"Thats how much data you normally eat. And we're talking a house in terminus as a baseline." said Rai exasperatedly.
"I can't help it! Digivolving is hungry work! I had to digivolve twice!" Y2K whined before an implacable rumble like a Monochromon emitted from vaguely his middle area... that was entirely just tendrils.
"Please don't ask me if you can eat part of Rustport..."
Post by ricochet5-Alucard on Sept 6, 2022 8:44:49 GMT
Alucard nodded at Rai's pondering and said "That's exactly how it works but even angels that have fallen from grace can be good digimon. Any species can be good or evil depending on the circumstances life has thrown at them."
At Y2K's question, Alucard shrugged. It was a good question indeed. Then he said "That's a good question, Y2K, but as you know digivolution can be very complex."
Apparently Poseidon was right that Y2K needed something as the Keramon admitted to being hungry and after digivolving twice not to mention fighting it was no wonder. "Yeah sometimes I get a big case of the munchies after digivolving too."
"Sounds like Y2K has some unique dietary preferences so maybe there is some computer terminals in Rustport you can feed from without causing trouble. Rai you might have to ask around when we get there." Alucard said momentarily stunned that Y2K thought of eating Rustport.