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Post by Tiberius Hawke on Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:34 am

Hawke lays sprawled out on the lawn in the park, with his iPod plugged in, cranked all the way up, listening to a remix of an old favorite of his. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8C-ZTQJIkU]
The weather is nice today, an azure sky overhead with a few wispy clouds floating by, and a fairly warm day to boot.

He's holding a lump of blutack in his left hand, absent-mindedly moulding it into a ball, then straightening it out again. His whole life he'd had a natural attraction to "the blue stuff", always keeping a lump of it in his trouser pocket to help focus his thoughts when he was alone. The process of straightening the ball out, forming it again and then destroying it endlessly helped to calm his mind. It was like his ideas, forming, expanding, being destroyed, putting them back in his pocket half formed to be finished later... it was an endless circle.

In his right hand he would occasionally mess up his hair, or rub some area of his face. It was a tick he'd grown used to over the years, he couldn't keep still. His hands needed to be active, either cracking his knuckles, massaging his leg or shoulder, or even the simple act of rearranging some article of clothing or his own hair were enough to distract him, it made no difference.

Although he seemed relaxed from a distance, Hawke's mind is alive with activity. As he is often want to do when he's alone, he's thinking of the past.

This time, however, it's not of his family. He's thinking about his own problems for once. He was happy right now, in paradise.

It has been so long since I had a close relationship with someone. At all. Me and Satoshi get on just grand, but that's entirely platonic... Should man-whore Tiberius make a return? Or do I want something more... more real...

He lets out an audible sigh, which is met by a shadow passing over his large sunglasses.

"What the-" he says, pulling the glasses off, looking for the offending cloud, when he meets the eyes of someone standing above him...
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Post by Ryuu Taketa on Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:53 am

Park areas have always been my hang around place.

I don't know. Something about the atmosphere.

A nice day in the park today...

I am walking when I spot a man on a bench blasting dubstep while holding-..

Heh...u-...uh-...uhhghhhh...

The blue tack he is playing with is a nostalgic feeling though not one of good.

One of the most popular test performed on me and the very first one as well.

I was given multiple sets of tack and was told to play with them.

To pick them all up at once.

To seperately mold them.

Bend and pull...smash and shape...

Over and over again...


It was a test that was given to me often against my wishes and in a way it has driven me to the brink enough for it to be a key.

To act as a key to unlock madness.

Not something given to me by the amount of testing of it but more like a symbol of the leash I have been put on.

Little do I know, though, I am standing there staring at the actions performed.

...Until they stop..

'What the-?'

*Pop!*

"H-..huh?"

I look back at the man. Returning the same questioning look he has as we both do not even know what I am doing, just standing here.
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Post by Tiberius Hawke on Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:00 am

[I was on the grass but whatever Wink]
Looking the new face up and down, Hawke clicks a finger.

"Ryan Tanbata right? You picked Kuriko up from the floor. In the dining hall."

Memory's improving.

Hawke replaces his sunglasses to his face and removes his Ipod.

"Please, sit." He says, gesturing to the seat next to him, with a smile.

"We never got formally introduced.. I'm Tiberius Hawke." He says, and reaches out a hand.
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Post by Ryuu Taketa on Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:33 am

"T-Taketa..."

The puddy still brings a chilled venom to my spine.

"Uh-, thhhhhank you."

I sit.

After Hawke draws his hand out I grab hold.

"Ryuu Taketa."

Something as trivial as my name is not something I have trouble saying but anything else would if I said them.

Because of this, it is just easier to say my name and nothing else.

Makes me sound more normal as well.
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Post by Tiberius Hawke on Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:12 pm

"Ah, I'm sorry, Taketa."

Hawke leans back and crosses his arms behind his head.

"Nice day, huh?"
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Post by Ryuu Taketa on Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:54 pm

Right now I want to punch myself in the face for coming over with so little to talk about then expect a conversation after sitting down.

I'm such an idiot...

"Yeah. I-it is a...n~nice day."

Time to make a subject.

"How...is K-kuriko now?"

"She alrr~~al-alright?"
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Post by Tiberius Hawke on Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:11 pm

"Kuriko? I'm not so sure..."

Hawke hadn't actually seen the girl for weeks, and had put her out of mind.

"I think she mentioned visiting family or something. Bit strange after she just got here, but hey, whatever floats your boat."
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Post by Ryuu Taketa on Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:10 pm

Family...I haven't seen my mother and father in a while..

"Hm? Bit hhhhhof a family person, h-huh?"

I wonder if I should bail and get out of his hair.

I was never too exciting.
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Post by Tiberius Hawke on Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:01 pm

A stutter.... All manner of people in this town.

"I guess. I don't know the girl... but she knows an awful lot about me.."

Hawke takes out the blutack again and plays with it absent-mindedly.

"I assume you're at Yamaku?"
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Post by Ryuu Taketa on Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:36 pm

"How..so? G-Got yourssself an admirer?"

I nudge Tiberius once in his arm, secretly and absentmindedly hoping to knock away the puddy.

Sadly, though, my weak joints can't even pull off a nudge with normal human strength without buffing it with my mind, let alone harder than normal.

"Yeah, I-I've b-hheen here since f-..freshman year."
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Post by Tiberius Hawke on Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:50 pm

"Eh, my... dad.. more. But she's nice, I guess. It's strange I've never seen you around though."
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Post by Ryuu Taketa on Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:10 pm

In my mind I spit out an imaginary drink.

*Cough!*"keh-WHAT?! Y-your DAD??"

Lord, I am so confused.

I almost forget about the next thing Tiberius said.

"W-wait, howwwloo-long have you m-..mmbeen here?
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Post by Tiberius Hawke on Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:14 pm

"He's... pretty famous in Europe. I guess she heard of him."

Hawke shifts his position and begins massaging his leg.

"Been here a few months now. Moved from England."
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Post by Ryuu Taketa on Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:00 am

Pheh. Bloody fan girls.

"That would be the reason we haven't met. People enroll as new students more often in here than other normal schools so it isn't huge news when someone enters."

"Something wrong with your leg, friend?"
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Post by Tiberius Hawke on Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:59 am

"Ah, that would explain it. And it's just a bit painful, don't worry."
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Post by Ryuu Taketa on Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:32 pm

Eeeeh wouldn't that be why I asked?

Never mind. If the guy doesn't want to tell me than the guy doesn't want to tell me.


"Ehm..alright."

"Hey, s-since you're th-..the son of a musici-mm~musician d-do you play any ins-instruments?
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Post by Tiberius Hawke on Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:53 pm

"A few. And by a few I mean a fair few. Guitar, bass, melodica, harmonica, I've been known to sing, a bit of piano, double bass, violin, trumpet, saxophone... My true talent lies in bass and guitar though. The others I can just play to a pretty average standard. What about you?"
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Post by Ryuu Taketa on Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:35 pm

While he speaks I can't help but let out what my mind thinks.

"D-damn..."

I play a lot of instruments but I was given them as tests originally and decided to carry on learning them.

To think that this guy picked those up on his own...


"I p-..play a few interesting ones myss-mys~self."

I may not be able to remember all of the instruments I was given to play but these are at least the ones I can remember and play when I can.

"The Violin, t-the harp, guitar, bass guitar, cello, sta-hhh-stand up b-bass, piano, and th-the erhu."

"M-mostly string inn-instruments."
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Post by Tiberius Hawke on Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:21 am

"The harp? That's pretty damn cool... I love hearing a good harpist. It's like they have a third hand or something."

Man... the harp. Wish I'd thought of that one sooner.

"And what the hell is an erhu?"
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Post by Ryuu Taketa on Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:42 am

"Uuuuh yeah, third hand. Heh.."

Ughgod I think I'm going to die.

"Y-you know thhhthat one Chinese-eh eeh-single stringed instrument?"

"The-the one that is suppo-..sed-supposed to reflect sadness well?"

An instrument I've always been facinated by.

I had actually personally requested I be tested with the erhu.

It wasn't really one that could show my full potential since it has little value compared to other instruments toward research on many mental arms that would give me the ability to play exponentially good.

Eventually I talked them into it on the condition that I play it without touching it physically.

I had to focus enough to hold it with soley my mind as well as use it to pick up the bow.


I pull out my phone and play a track from it.

http://youtu.be/wHlQBiZzdXM
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Post by Tiberius Hawke on Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:44 am

"That's.... that's quite something. Nice one man, I always thought they were some kind of flute that sound.." Hawke grins in embarrassment. "So I assume you're from around here?"
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Post by Ryuu Taketa on Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:54 am

"Ehi-..I've made that mistake on different..'nstruments before."

I lean back to try and put less of a strain on my throat and mouth.

It's successful but just a little.

"Yeah m-my family home isn't too far..Ssouthwest of here."

"What a-..bout you? As you know f-full well, Hawke isn't exactly a common Japanese last name."
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Post by Tiberius Hawke on Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:52 am

"Lived in England until not too long ago, with my parents."

Hawke gazes off into the distance with a amused look on his face.

"It's not an English name either. Don't really know what it is! My Dad had a name change and I inherited it... I'm technically part of the Winchester family."

It wasn't often that Hawke bothered to mention this, but it brought to mind the fact that he was only the second generation of the mighty "Hawke" empire.

Guess I'll have to live up to the name.
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Post by Ryuu Taketa on Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:14 pm

I thought he looked like a westerner.

"Winchester..there's the Brit feel I e-..expected."

"I w-was never too huge-...on my family history but we've been here for a-as long as I know."

A little smile appears on my lips.

"Hmhm. Maybe we're-...we're just-..we're just too lazy to move anywhere."

I stand and lean on the back of the bench.
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Post by Tiberius Hawke on Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:40 am

"I definitely know how that feels... I've been sitting here about four hours now. Am I sunburnt?"

Hawke pulls his glasses off to reveal a tomato-red face.

"It's pretty sore..."
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