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Xion ([personal profile] attheclocktower) wrote in [community profile] towerofanimus2014-05-18 07:04 pm

Regardless of Warnings

Characters: Xion, her close CR (for some prompts), and (for others) everyone.
Setting: Closed - wherever you guys prefer, Open - Graveyard Floor, Beach Floor, Hidden Floor, and anywhere
Format: At this point you guys know I don't care, whatever you prefer
Summary: The events of Ex Machina helped Xion make a very very important decision. All that's left is to talk to people about it and prepare for what might happen
Warnings: Nothing right now? Will add if something comes up


1 - Closed to Close CR/People who have been talked to about Xion approaching them

[For some of them, she sends letters. For others, she seeks them out. In either case, the situation is the same. In the days that followed their infiltration, Xion had rested and healed, but more than that she had thought. It was a restless sort of thinking.

"We will never give up fighting for a future we can believe in!" Those were the words she'd said. And she'd meant them. Every single one. And in that moment, they'd achieved what felt like the impossible. And they'd done it on their own. When Jason had been killed, Ruana had been pulling the strings.

But this? This was all them.

They could do it. They had control of the machine. There had to be a way to restore their worlds with it, right? They could do the impossible. And if they did... Why could doing the impossible stop there?

She'd known. A part of her had always known she couldn't abandon the people from home, couldn't abandon Sora and Roxas and Axel... even for her family. Even when she'd told Reno she wanted to stay, or to go with them... some part of her had always known. Even for the people she cared about most. It would be a wrenching pain, to leave them; the idea hurt even now. But the others, back home... They'd made her who she was. She had a responsibility to them.

And besides, if she completed the impossible of surviving, who was to say the impossible thing of finding them again wasn't also within her grasp?

But before that... there's people she needs to talk to. And information she needs to get. And so to that end she searches, whether their meeting was pre-planned or she knew them enough to check their regular haunts.]


2 - Open like an open thing

[Another thing that happens in the days following the infiltration is a sort of restlessness sets in. It oscillates, between a sort of anxious energy, which leads her to move quickly between the floors, sometimes stopping on one of the open ones - particularly the 20th, the meadow floor, or the gym floor - to train, whether with her Keyblade or otherwise, or else sending her time on the Hidden Floor, pacing around the room and often returning to DJ's terminal. There's so little time left, and yet it feels like all they're doing is waiting...

Other times, it's a bittersweet sort of nostalgia, walking through the safer floors of the Tower, running her fingers across shelves, plants, objects, as if to memorize the look and the texture underneath her fingers. If she is going home, her time in the Tower is almost up. And it's really strange to think about, given this place has become a home to her more than anywhere back on their worlds.

Some particular places she can be found during these periods include the graveyard, quietly talking to the graves of those she cares about and misses most - particularly Sora's and Ira's and Roxas' and Axel's - and the beach floor, picking up a last few shells and tucking them into her pouch. With her departure from the Tower imminent in one way or another - either through death or returning home - they've suddenly become as precious as the ones that Roxas gave her.]
oathshackledbird: Calm (Calm)

Option 1: The Meadow

[personal profile] oathshackledbird 2014-05-19 03:25 am (UTC)(link)
[Diarmuid picks the meadow as their meeting place because it's quiet. It's also been the scene of many important conversations in the past and this, he can tell, is going to be an important conversation. From the look that had been in her eyes back when she had returned from the infiltration to the note she had sent him, it's clear that she has found her path. Now it is time to follow where it leads.

But where does it lead?

He's smiling as he enters the floor, moving to stand beside her.]

Hello, Xion. I hope you haven't been waiting long.
oathshackledbird: Grin (Grin)

[personal profile] oathshackledbird 2014-05-19 11:11 pm (UTC)(link)
There is no need to thank me. You know I am always glad to be there if you need me.

[Diarmuid sits down next to her, plucking a flower and handing it to her.]

So what is on your mind? You said I was even more right than you thought I was?
oathshackledbird: Profile (Profile)

[personal profile] oathshackledbird 2014-05-20 01:38 am (UTC)(link)
[Diarmuid's first reaction is surprise and then sorrow since he remembers the fate she is facing if she returns. However, he also remembers how happy she had been when she came back up from down below and somehow he has a feeling that she wouldn't haven just given up after such a hard fought battle. She is stronger than that.]

There is more...isn't there?

[Xion isn't the only stubbornly optimistic person in the room, after all.]

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midgarhorizon: (Linefacing at you)

Hidden Floor

[personal profile] midgarhorizon 2014-05-19 08:56 am (UTC)(link)
[Xion will definitely find Reno, albeit passed out, with his face firmly planted into a report that he was writing. Or... something. It looks like a report. Now it might be an ink smudged mess...

And snoring.]


[It appears he is pulling a Waver.]
midgarhorizon: (Linefacing at you)

[personal profile] midgarhorizon 2014-05-19 11:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Not now... Got to finish these AVALANCHE punks off...

[Reno's eyelids flicker, and then he lifts his head briefly, page stuck to his cheek, and lays it back down facing the other way.

That page is still stuck to his cheek...]

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notsogrimreaper: (Ryoji Mochizuki: you don't trust me)

2, beach

[personal profile] notsogrimreaper 2014-05-19 05:22 pm (UTC)(link)
[Ryoji approaches with a light smile during one of the days Xion collects seashells. He comes out here once in a while just to look at the waves. His tone is soft, nostalgic... a bit melancholy. He knows his time is running out.]

Even if it's an illusion, it's beautiful, isn't it? There are a few floors like this one I might miss.
notsogrimreaper: (Ryoji Mochizuki: all the shattered ones)

[personal profile] notsogrimreaper 2014-05-21 05:01 am (UTC)(link)
Did you have a beach like this back in your world?

[He frowns when he realizes something.]

I never really got a chance to visit a beach like this before now… it’s kind of disappointing.

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lethechained: (oh....)


[personal profile] lethechained 2014-05-19 08:30 pm (UTC)(link)
[Even though she's always had a particular fondness for floor 62 herself, Naminé cannot help a sense of trepidation as she steps out onto the sand. The crunch under her feet is familiar now, almost achingly so - but she focuses instead on having a look around for Xion.]

[They have things to discuss, after all.]
lethechained: (That's the best smile you've got Namine?)

[personal profile] lethechained 2014-05-20 02:32 am (UTC)(link)
[Naminé spots her probably before Xion waves, but it's only once that wave is offered that the blonde starts to head the other girl's way in earnest. And if Xion's smiling, shouldn't Naminé? It's with that inclination that she offers her own smile, almost careful, and waves back. Once she's nearer,]

It's good to see you, Xion.

[Better to start it off easy.]

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FFFFF no worries <333

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savedbyasong: (goodbyes)

you okay with it being forward dated to today?

[personal profile] savedbyasong 2014-05-21 02:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Isolation. Lonliness had always terrified Shion. As a child it had been desperate lonliness that had made him open his window to let in the storm and a drowned rat of a child who had changed Shion's life completely. He had thought he knew lonliness then but it was nothing compared to the emptiness of what he had felt these last weeks, months? He had long lost track of time.

The last clear thing he could remember was the city, coming back from it to the tower and then the emptiness of his dead world. It was so vast, an entire world of nothing, an entire universe. No stars no life. His world had been broken and hurt for a long time, he had been born into a world clinging to the edge of life. But a broken world was not dead and this nothingness made everything, even the cruelties and evils of No. 6 seem small and insignificant.

Even more insignificant was his hope of restoring it. You couldn't bring back the dead, dead was dead. A corpse and even if this was one was not rotting... that just made it worse. Rotting was still change, from life into death. This was... this was just nothing.

You couldn't change nothing, multiply zero by anything and it was still zero.

It was not the first time he had came here, and he knew people had been on their dead world for longer than he had been. But they were running out of time, had ran out of time... time was hard to measure but the deadline had been close... What if it had past... everyone in the tower was dead and this was his fate. Stuck here for ever.

Sometimes Shion hated his mind, hated how he couldn't stop thinking, hated how is mind took ideas and wouldn't let them go. He couldn't close his eyes without seeing Xion or Reno's faces, twisted in pain, dead. Or banished to their own worlds, alone like he was.

Xion didn't deserve to be alone, she deserved a beach and ice cream and friends who would never leave her and it was the one thing that kept Shion's mind from breaking. He had to keep going, because if he ever got back to the tower, if by some mirical it wasn't too late then he had to be sane. Sane enough to help.

So even when he wanted to scream at the empty sky or berserk at himself he forced himself into calm, banishing tears, swallowing emotions.

It had perhaps worked too well because when he woke back in his bed in the tower he felt no relief, no triumph that somehow he wasn't too late. Just the same numb determination that had kept him going.

He penned a quick message to Reno, not sure what to write and then dressed and went out, his feet taking him to the graveyard.

He had guessed she would be there and he approached, coughing softly to let his sister know, he didn't want to startle her.
savedbyasong: (cute smiles)

of course I am <3

[personal profile] savedbyasong 2014-06-24 08:47 am (UTC)(link)
Shion caught her, wrapping his arms around her tightly. "I'm sorry, I didn't want to leave you." His voice was tight as he tried to control his emotions, to stay calm. At least the numbness was fading fast, seeing Xion brought back emotions in a torrent.

"Are you alright?"

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justabignobody: (♘ I suppose I do have a question)

1 - the beach floor; I'm so sorry, this is late orz

[personal profile] justabignobody 2014-06-05 08:26 pm (UTC)(link)
[Riku smiles quietly to himself when he receives Xion's note; happy to know that she's made up her mind and even more happy (and honored) that she wants to share it with him – she's done it before and he's promised to support her regardless of what she does, but still.

There isn't a time or a place on her note, so he goes looking for her in the places he knows she likes to linger.

(When he ends up on the beach floor, he can't help remembering the second time they talked and somehow that makes the notion of finding her here just a little ironic.)]
justabignobody: (pic#4756218)

[personal profile] justabignobody 2014-06-26 04:08 am (UTC)(link)
[He smiles faintly and nods – he knows what she's doing and why. The days ahead will be trying and there is no telling if they'll succeed. The future is uncertain, now more than ever, but it's not like they don't have reasons to hope. Riku himself chooses to look ahead and believe in their numbers and in the common goal they share.

They will restore their worlds. They will find a way back home. The idea of failure isn't an alternative, not until there is truly reason to consider it.

In any case, this is not what they are here to talk about.]

You said, you found your answer?