Post by Tekuma Mayakon on Mar 27, 2017 15:05:49 GMT
Tekuma had taken back to the ruins of the Kashvarr fortress, while everyone gathered in a spot including Alaistair. She knew they were congealing to restore Plato to the throne, and to stop the reign Breech had on the Konatsians. But am I really a fighter? I know they need me but I can't just.. I don't want to freeze up and let them die.
I'm too weak. I let Tomo die despite the fact I got vaporized in my attempts to save him. This is all my fault.. I've disappointed ViPoi, father probably hates me for it too.. I know he said he still loved me last time, but he's probably better off with his own family.. Sighing quietly, the mentally unstable cyborg would sit in the dark, with her knees up on her chest and a dead silent expression.
The Kashvaar fortress was in complete ruin. Plato had spared no effort in destroying all they had built during the civil war. Cipher hoped though that in his zeal, he hadn't destroyed their knowledge. The Kashvaar were masters of magic, and though Cipher condemned their actions, he knew they had what he sought.
The Kashvaar had used magic to implant monsters within the Konatsians. Cipher believed they had the key to remove the evil which now plagued him. He could still feel the spirit lurking inside him, held down by the ond between himself and Porsalynne. But how long could they keep it up? The pair had lost sleep, out of fear the spirit would try to seize control while they slept. And though being an android helped in that regard, they couldn't stay awake forever.
As he touched down, he began making his way through the ruined fortress. Now, where would the archives be? The android remained quiet as he looked around, hoping beyond hope that something of their magic survived.
Post by Tekuma Mayakon on Mar 27, 2017 15:52:05 GMT
Tekuma's internal systems tied to her organics would beep, startling the cyborg as a power level of over five million would rise onto her radar; something she didn't know until they'd entered the ruins. Who the hell is that!? Nervous, the female would try to climb up into the shadows of the ruins, eyes glowing to give her a sort of night vision function. There were still some old rafters that held her up, but they could likely crack at any given moment.
In the dark, she didn't see the outline of her new father's form correctly and stayed on alert, ears trained on him as the unsenseable teen would remain almost stone still, but a soft cracking noise would split the air..
It was dark inside the ruined fortress. But then again, Cipher expected as such. Who would both keeping the torches lit in ruins like this? Cipher's eyes allowed him to see in the dark clearly enough, though he knew he would need to take any findings into the light to read them, especially in his current state. He found himself for the umpteenth time hoping he could find something in here. It would save him having to go into the capital proper in order to find someone.
Then a soft crack caught his attention. A crack coming from above. Cipher stopped and immediately looked upwards. He couldn't sense any life forms, but there was definitely something there. He tried to make out a form in the darkness, but his tired eyes made it somewhat difficult. "Is someone there?" he called out, keeping himself somewhat on guard. If there was, he didn't know what their intentions were.
Post by Tekuma Mayakon on Mar 27, 2017 16:24:59 GMT
Tekuma stared as a voice rang through the air, the person below her freezing and sounding all too familiar. With a pop, a small, lit lantern would come to life hanging from a rack on the wall and cast light down the shadowed hallway. It would catch a flicker of vivid red hair, the female slowly creeping a bit closer. "Who are you?" For all the small cyborg knew, this was an impostor..
But he seemed tired, which prompted some concern as she looked at him with those vivid green eyes; of which were illuminated by the lantern but nothing else on the shadowy figure.
Cipher found himself flinching at the sudden light source in the room. The lack of sleep was starting to get to him. At least he could see a form in the darkness, a glimmer of red hair. But it was when the figure spoke did Cipher freeze in place.
He took a step towards the figure, his eyes wide as he looked at her. "Tekuma?" he said softly. He knew Tekuma was on Konats, but why was she here in this destroyed fortress?
Post by Tekuma Mayakon on Mar 28, 2017 13:26:38 GMT
Tekuma looked at him, watching carefully as she stood and stared like he'd been petrified. "Father.." The cyborg replied quietly, walking forwards out of the shadows to allow the android to see his daughter. The swirl of tulip petals in a zamasu halo were clearly visible, protruding from her back and swirling slowly. "Hey..."
Cipher stared on as Tekuma stepped into the light. He only barely noticed the petals, the halo surrounding her. All he was focused on was his lost daughter in front of him. He had found her.
And the android moved faster than one would expect. Suddenly, all four arms were wrapped around her in a tight embrace. "It's good to see you again." he said, trying to hold back the emotion in his voice. He felt guilty for all of this, for not being there when she needed him most. He gently pulled back, a warm smile on his face. She would be able to see how tired he was now. "What are you doing here? I thought you would be in the city."
Post by Tekuma Mayakon on Mar 28, 2017 15:34:54 GMT
Tekuma was surprised as her father moved with amazing speed, before tightly enwrapping the smaller cyborg with all four arms and suppressing his emotions; which the smaller female did not fail to notice. As he pulled back, a warm smile appeared on the stronger mechanical being's face; despite it being so tired. The exhaustion prompted concern of the daughter, and he asked a question.
"Well, after the events of Jingle Village I've just kind of... taken away. Alaistair's trying to get me to be more social, but I'm scared dad.. I don't want to hurt someone, not again. Not like I did to Tulip.. And with all the people in the city, there's no telling what I'd do." Tears began to form in the redhead's eyes, sniffling quietly and trying to hug him tightly to her and bury her face in his chest.
As the red haired cyborg buried her face into Cipher's chest, sobbing, Cipher held her gently, running his fingers through her hair in a soothing gesture. He could understand her fear. She had had a mental breakdown and had killed an innocent. That sort of thing would weigh on anyone's mind, unless they were a monster, which Cipher knew Tekuma was nothing of the sort. "It's ok Tekuma," Cipher said gently, pulling her back so he could get a look at her face, "We're here now. Me, Porsalynne, Charlene. We're all here for you. No matter what happens, we'll be here to help you through it."
It was a little bit hypocritical for him to say that. Cipher was the one who should be scared. After all, if that monstrous spirit inside of him took control, who knows what would happen, what it would do in his body. That was why he came seeking this place first. If he could find what he was looking for, without putting lives at risk, all the better.
Post by Tekuma Mayakon on Mar 28, 2017 17:51:34 GMT
Tekuma cried, her smaller body tucked close to her taller, far stronger adoptive father's. The scene of Tulip's death played in her mind, tormenting her every day with the monster she had to have been in order to let herself do that. The hybrid was dead because of the red-headed cyborg's own hands, her own ki. The blood that had stained her hands that day briefly flashed back onto her hands through a hallucination, causing her to see Tulip's blood all over her and the body on the ground..
With the Super Saiyan hunter accompanied by the superhero staring at her, before she'd tried to run and had her back broken. As her father pulled her back to see his daughter's tear-streaked, upset face, he spoke to her. Cipher told her it was okay, they would be there to help her no matter what happened. Something about him seemed off, and the cyborg picked up on it. "Dad.. you've never been this tired, what happened? What's wrong?"
At Tekuma's inquiry, Cipher's face fell. "I've been having some problems as well..." The android pulled away, walking to one of the few chairs intact and sat down. "Days ago, I came across this tomb buried in the dessert. When I explored it...something appeared and forced its way inside of me. An ancient, and very evil spirit. It forcefully took control of my body, and it took me and Porsalynne working together for me to regain control." He gave his daughter a desperate look. "But it's still there, trying to get out. Your mother and I haven't slept in days, incase it tried to take over while we slept. We came to Konats to find a means of getting rid of it." His hands were trembling, the weight of the situation becoming more apparent to him.
Suddenly, in the darkness, came the sounds of footsteps. Cipher looked in the direction, knowing who was approaching. They had been waiting outside, and she probably felt her excitement. Out of the darkness came Porsalynne, followed by Charlene. Both mother and daughter stopped when they saw Tekuma.
Both would dive at the girl, giving her a big hug.
Post by Tekuma Mayakon on Mar 28, 2017 19:54:04 GMT
Tekuma looked at Cipher as his face fell, sitting down on a intact chair; one of the few that remained. He explained about something that chilled his bones, promptly causing a bit of fear in the cyborg's eyes. He had the right to be worried, and her hair suddenly twitched as a faint bit of ki licked her body like a flame before it settled. With the sound of footsteps caused the cyborg to sink into a fighting stance, only to feel excitement radiating from the individuals.
Soon after, two very excited ladies came into the light stopped upon seeing her before promptly running at her, tackling her to the ground while the cyborg had a hilarious, surprised expression on her face. "Mom! Sis! It's good to see both of you.. I've been worried about all of you..."
Realizing they had tackled the poor girl to the ground, Porsalynne and Charlene were quick to pull Tekuma back to hyer feet. Porsalynne than began looking over her wayward daughter. "You were worried about us? We were worried about you! How are you doing? Have you been eating alright? Keeping up with your hygiene?"[/color] Porsalynne was looking over the girl, making sure no bumps and bruises were on her. Meanwhile, Charlene just now noticed the petals everywhere, prodding them with her foot curiously. "See you decided to take up gardening, huh sis?"
Meanwhile, Cipher sat by, watching the small reunion. A warm smile was on his pale face. Despite the dire situation, seeing this did his heart a world of good. The family was back together again, at least for a little while.
Post by Tekuma Mayakon on Mar 28, 2017 22:12:43 GMT
The petals swirled slowly around her back, not breaking pattern or falling onto the ground. Being pulled back to her feet, it was of course in her mother's nature to immediately check the female over and ask her numerous upon numerous questions. "Uhh.. prior to a few days ago I didn't sleep for a month or so, nor did I eat to be honest.. I'm starving. And nah, this is just a memorial to the woman I killed."
In all truth Tekuma was a bit paler than normal despite her pure white skin, with a slightly sunken frame.