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|You Are What You Read Part II [message #63578]
||Fri, 17 August 2012 23:31
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You Are What Your Read - Part Two|
A Whateley Fanfic by Freya
Asuna woke up on her first day of class and shut off the alarm. She sighed, missing Kim's happy chatter in the morning. She wouldn't have believed that if you'd told her even a month ago but she had gotten used to Kim's unique way of waking her up. Looking over at the other bed in the room she saw that John, or Joan as his new id said, was still sleeping and nodded to herself. She had decided she'd try to shower early each day and be dressed and ready by the time her roomie was awake. Not that she was squeamish or excessively modest but she figured it would make things go smoother.
The shower was empty so early which she guessed was a bonus, at least she wasn't tempted to ogle any of the other girls and didn't have to worry about whether or not Kim was watching. As she dressed she looked through the window and saw people start doing Tai Chi out front. She dressed in a hurry but kept her feet bare then went out to join them, "Can I join in?"
"Sure!" came the response from the girl out front. "I met you at lunch yesterday. You're Asuna right?"
"Right!" Asuna said. "And you are Chaka right? Are you leading?"
"Well I wouldn't say I'm leading," Chaka said.
Both of the other girls snorted. "We would," said the taller one. "I'm Boudicca, and this is Bladedancer. Chaka here is better than all of us so we follow her but she's right about not being officially in charge."
Asuna nodded, "Well I've done Tai Chi before so I'll just follow along if that's okay?"
The others nodded and Asuna took her stance and followed Chaka when she restarted. She decided the other girls were right about Chaka's skill and just did her best to follow her flowing motions. She felt relaxed and at peace at the end and went back inside to her room. John was out, presumably showering as her books were all still there. As Asuna puts her socks and shoes on she wonders if Kim is up yet.
She gets her answer just as she's finished packing her backpack for the day's classes as the door flies open and Kim runs in and hugs her, "Good morning Sue!"
"Good morning dear," Asuna replies and hugs her back. Are you ready? We can head to breakfast together."
Kim nodded, "I'm all ready and hungry too but I have BMA first so I'll get all grungy first thing and I hate going to classes all sweaty. What class do you have first? In fact can I see your schedule? I want to know how many classes we have in common, I hope it's a lot so I don't have wait until meals to see you!"
"I missed you Kim," Asuna said. "I have BMA first as well. We can shower afterward I'm sure. I have Powers Theory and then English, lunch, algebra, bio, and Powers Lab last. I hope we share a lot of classes too but we can study together and hang out the rest of the time if not."
Kim pouts, "We only have four classes together. Oh well I'll bear it somehow, let's go to breakfast."
Asuna shoulders her backpack, "Sure, but you should probably knock next time. I do have a roomie and she might be changing or something."
"Oh poo," Kim said. "She'll probably make the room all dark when changes and I won't see anything anyway. Besides who would ever mind having me in their room?"
Asuna smiles, "I dunno, somebody might. Just an idea though. Let's go eat."
After breakfast they hurried over to the dojo because Kim had never worn a gi before and wanted help putting it on for the first time.
Senseis Ito and Tolman walked out and introduced themselves then separated the group into beginners and those with prior experience at fighting. The beginners, including Kim went off to one side with Tolman and a smaller group stayed put and gave their names and powers.
Sensei Ito looked at Asuna oddly when she gave her name, "Asuna-san, perhaps you have a parent who is Japanese?"
In Japanese she replied, "I have two and looked it until this past summer. This body is the product of my mutation." She wasn't sure if he'd know about Poe but just in case she added, still in Japanese, "Now I reside in Poe but I still have nine years experience learning in my father's dojo. I think I've worked out most of the kinks of this new body but I realize I still have much to learn."
Ito nodded and continued asking names and known powers. After he had learned them all he gestured and another student walked up, "This is Chaka whom some of you may have met already. She is a TA for this class and I am going to ask each of you to spar with her first so I can gauge your ability." He pointed to a red painted metal cage on the edge of the mat, "That is known as the capture cage. It is a gimmick, to represent anything that can neutralize you in combat. Assume it can restrain you and stop you from using any power. Your mission is to stay out of the cage and you may use any powers you but once you are in that cage you have lost. Understood?"
We all agreed and he both he and Chaka smiled. "Very good," Ito said. "Asuna-san you shall go first."
She nodded and stood, "Hai, Sensei." She stepped onto the mat and took a stance. She lasted a minute only. She was immediately forced on the defensive and only made the first blocks through exemplar reflexes and muscle memory. Then suddenly she was in the metal cage and Chaka was whispering, "Don't worry. You did better than most."
As she took her position again and watched the others she could see that Chaka wasn't just being nice. Most of the others ended up in the cage faster. After the last one landed inside Asuna clapped, "Wow!"
Chaka bowed with a grin, "Thank you. I'll be helping Soke teach some of you but I think we are out of time now."
Ito grinned, "My assistant is correct. You are dismissed."
Asuna took a quick shower and changed back into her uniform then walked to Powers Theory with Kim. Karen, Kim's roomie, was taking it as well and they helped each other stay awake. Kim had a different English class because she was a year older but they met outside the building for the short walk to the crystal hall.
They had lunch on the bottom level with Karen, John, Steve, and Bobby. Asuna told them all about sparring with Chaka and how she was looking forward to the class. "Ito has actually created his own school of martial arts. That's so cool!"
The others had it fourth period, right after lunch and were now looking forward to it. After lunch Asuna and Kim were separated again as Asuna took Algebra and Kim had Geometry. They met again in Bio class and went from there to Powers Lab together. They found Karen, Steve, John, Bobby, and Sara walking up from the other direction and waved.
"Are you guys ready?" Kim said. "I think this class is going to be where we show what we can do." She grinned, "I am so ready. I feel the need, the need for speed." She said, quoting Top Gun. "I can't wait to get someplace where I can really accelerate."
|Re: You Are What You Read Part II [message #70215 is a reply to message #63578 ]
||Sun, 16 December 2012 20:07
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They all got to cut loose a bit in Powers Lab. Asuna was impressed with Karen's tk and John's strength when in her darkness shell. Heimdall turned out to be about as strong as Asuna to his surprise. Kim got to show off her speed and was fastest in the class but all the other speedsters had more stamina. After class John elected to shower back at Poe but the others showered in the gym and changed back into their uniforms, "So what do you guys want to do now? Too early for dinner and we don't have any homework yet."
"Let's walk around and get to know the place better," said Karen. "There is a lot to see and it will keep us from getting lost in the future."
Everyone agreed and they started slowly walking around and trying to get a feel for where everything was. They noticed the back of the cafeteria dome had an order window like a fast food place but much better called the bistro, where you could order from a small menu and outside tables. Sue bought Kim a snack to hold her until dinner and they moved on.
As they walked slowly back to their dorm someone approached and Kim squeaked out, "Demon!" Then she blushed because she noticed the uniform and realized it was just a student with GSD. It wasn't too surprising a mistake though as the boy had red skin, ram's horns curling from his head and what looked like black talons in place of fingernails.
"Oh shit, I think he heard me," she said as he started toward them. "I'm sorry," she started when he got close but he overrode her apology.
"Oh joy!" he said sarcastically. "More pretties to look down on me and call me names. Just remember that it could happen to you too! More than one girl entered here pretty then suffered a burnout and ended up looking like this or worse!" He sneered and showed his teeth were all pointed, "Not to mention Jobe and the Goodkind. Word has it that she can shred your BIT and make you hideous along with all the other shit she can do just by being that fucking rich and well connected." He shrugged off the glares he was getting from the others and chuckled nastily, "Jobe is our very own horseman of the Apocalypse. He's turned a guy who thought he was Ares, god of war, into something that's not even sure it's human anymore. I hope you piss him off barbie doll because I'd love to see what he does to you." With that he sneered again and walked off.
"Never mind him," Asuna said hugging her. "He's just angry about being fuggly and taking it out on you. If he gets near you again I'll kick his teeth in. I would have done it today but it's our first day and we don't how these things work. Let's go ask Ayla about the best way to deal with idiots like that. I'm sure she knows."
When they got in Ayla wasn't in and her roommate was too nasty for them to confide in. Looking about a little they found Chaka and told her what happened.
"Well, mostly you were right Sue," Chaka said. He's probably just hurtin' because of how he looks. I understand how it could be a shock to see him the first time and you did try to apologize." She smiled, "I wouldn't worry. He'll probably calm down and realize you didn't mean it. As for Ayla, she can shred BITs but doesn't. She really hates that she even has the ability. Not annoying Jobe is good advice though. Becoming female hasn't made him any sweeter."
"Jobe used to be a boy and changed? Why isn't he here then?" Asuna asked.
"He was already here and switched publicly so if they moved him here after that it would blow the cover. Also nobody wants Jobe near if they can help it so he got moved to the dorm with all the other obnoxious people," Chaka grinned after that last sentence to show them not to take too seriously. "If demonboy does become a nuisance come tell me and I'll challenge him to a match at the dojo."
This led to a discussion of sparring and sanctioned duels and from there to Sensei Ito and the martial arts programs available and ended up with Asuna agreeing to spar with Chaka. "After dinner though," Asuna said. "I'm hungry and I bet Kim is too despite her snack."
"Sure!" Chaka said. "Hey, why don't you come eat with me and my peeps tonight? Most everybody will leave you alone if they know you're friends with Fey and Tennyo, and of course, yours truly."
Asuna smiled, "Thanks! I think we'd like that." She turned to look at the others, "Right guys?" The others nodded including John who'd joined them in time to hear what happened.
"If we do end up having truly with that guy let me know," John added as they went downstairs to their floor to change for dinner. "We've all got to stick together. Anyone who threatens one of us is a problem for all of us."
"I agree," said Heimdall. "Just like the Musketeers, one for all and all for one."
"Thanks guys!" Kim said. "You are all the best!" She hugged each and every one of them then went off to her room to change.
|Re: You Are What You Read Part II [message #70340 is a reply to message #63578 ]
||Wed, 19 December 2012 21:10
Registered: May 2012
Disclaimer: I don't own any part of the Whateley Universe. This is only fanfic.
Author's Note: I hope this isn't too confusing. I know I'm not good at fight scenes but I figure if I don't try I won't get better.
The week went by pretty peacefully after that until Saturday. Asuna was coming back from a run and saw the demon looking kid from before Kim backed up to the side wall of Poe with an arm to either side of her head. She started jogging towards them but trying to keep calm telling herself that Kim could scream and get all kinds of help from Poe and that while she didn't look happy she wasn't looking scared either. When she was about a hundred yards away Asuna saw Kim lash out with a flurry of super speed punches that had no effect. Pushing her tired legs into a sprint Asuna shouted, "Leave her alone!" and "Call Security!"
A few seconds later Asuna was tackling the boy to the ground. "Get inside and round up help," she gasped at Kim as she struggled to restrain the boy with her arms.
Kim ran into Poe at top speed and looked around for help. She saw Nikki coming down the stairs and ran over to her and explained the whole situation. Unfortunately her explanation was at too high a speed for Nikki to understand. Realizing that she grabbed Nikki's hand and started pulling her towards the door.
Nikki couldn't understand the girl but could definitely feel the fear and panic rolling off her. She let the girl pull her towards whatever was happening while over the spots she updated the others. Hank and Toni were on the way as backup with the others waiting for word.
Meanwhile outside Asuna was fighting with the demonic looking boy and a girl who had jumped into the fight on his side. It was clear she was the best trained of the three and the strongest but the two of them were fast enough to keep her hopping. The girl had four arms and dark blue skin. When she grinned it showed all pointed teeth like a shark. John, Bobby, and Karen were keeping four others from joining the fight but were unable to do more than that as Kim and Nikki rounded the corner.
John had his shell up and a tentacle of dark matter wrapping up a girl with long, inky black hair, very pale skin, red eyes, and fangs. Karen was using her telekinesis to lift two other girls into the air. One was a redhead who was beautiful if you overlooked the horns, bat wings, and a tail ending in a flat diamond shape. The other looked as if she'd been shaped out of clay but the sculptor had gotten bored before finishing. She wore a female uniform but had only what looked like mittens for hands and the only clear features on her face were her eyes which glared at the pretty young girl who held her suspended in the air. Bobby was gripping the forearms of a scaly, reptilian girl who was hissing at him.
Nikki pulled her hand free from Kim and shouted, "Auxiliary security! Stop right now. If you do not stop I'll put you all to sleep and drag you into Kane Hall."
Karen, hearing that, relaxed her telekinetic hold on two of those trying to get past her. John removed the dark matter tentacles from the third and Bobby let go of the fourth. Asuna dropped her katana and it vanished but she had to keep dodging as her attackers seemed not to have heard Nikki. The bat winged girl leaped at Karen as soon as she was on the ground again. Bobby jumped in between them and she grabbed him with glowing hands.
He felt her draining something from him and tried to pry her hands off unsuccessfully. Nikki seeing that cast her sleep spell on everybody. All but two people dropped asleep. Asuna stood there panting and sweating and Bobby stood there yawning and blinking his rainbow colored eyes. All the others were asleep as Toni and and Hank arrived with security.
"Nikki, can you tell me what happened here?" said Security Chief Delarose. "I came personally because I thought this was someone attacking Team Kimba but I don't recognize the apparent victims here."
"Well they are new Freshmen in Poe and two of them had reported getting flak from Dybbuk," Nikki pointed to the boy who been harassing Kim. "Although they didn't know his name the description matched. I didn't see the start but Kim came and got me a little ago and was too upset to speak clearly so I let her bring me out here." She gestures to the area, "Once we got here I saw two people attacking Asuna and three of her friends trying to keep four more from joining the fight." She frowns, "Two on one wasn't enough for them they were trying for 6 on one. When I saw that I identified myself as a security auxiliary and told them to stop or I'd hit them all with a sleep spell. The two attacking Asuna didn't stop so she had to keep dodging but she stopping attacking back and her three friends, Karen, John, and Bobby, also stopped. The girl with the wings jumped forward at Karen with her hands glowing and Bobby, the boy still standing, jumped in front of her and took the hit whatever it was. Then I hit them all with the sleep spell. You guys showed up right after that."
"So Heimdall and Reimei both resisted your spell?" Chaka said surprised. "I know it's not full power when spread out like that but that's still impressive."
Delarose looked at Kim then Nikki, "Do you want to vouch for her or should I ask if she minds a truth spell?"
Before Nikki could answer that Kim said, "I don't mind a truth spell!"
Delarose nodded and Nikki cast the spell on Kim.
Kim took a deep breath, "The boy you called Dybbuk cornered me when I wasn't paying attention. He kept saying I should date him and that if I didn't I was a bigot. I tried to tell him I don't like boys that way but he didn't seem to care. He had a hand on either side of my head and was looming over me and flashing these nasty pointed teeth as he kept telling me that I owed him one date. I tried telling him to leave and he wouldn't so finally I started punching him and it didn't do any good. His skin is too tough for me to hurt him no matter how many times I hit the same spot. I don't think he really wanted a date. I think he just wanted me scared and disgusted. Well anyway he was running a hand along my face and I was hitting him and trying not to break down and start crying when my wonderful girlfriend Sue saved me by knocking him off me. She was trying to restrain him and he was shouting something about oppression when she told me to go get somebody to help so I ran inside and I saw Nikki. I was nervous and scared so I was talking way too fast I guess if she didn't understand me but she came out with me and she told you the rest."
"Well that's harassment plain and simple," Delarose said. "I'd like to know how the rest got involved but for that I'll ask one of the others."
Heimdall sat down against the wall while he told his story. He said, "I'd been walking back to Poe with Karen and John when I heard Asuna calling for help. We rushed toward the shout and when we got there we saw her being attacked by two people. As we moved up to help we saw four more people closing from the other end of the building. Once we saw those people were planning to attack her too we blocked them. Then Nikki arrived and you know the rest."
Delarose sent a security person to go with Heimdall to be checked over at Doyle Medical, "We know the girl who grabbed him with glowing hands. She's called Succubus and she drains energy. Too much and the person can die. The docs at Doyle have found that her victims have extremely low sugar levels in the blood. Back when she couldn't control it they used to give her victims glucose either orally or, in more extreme cases, intravenously until they could eat a normal meal. He would probably be fine on his own but let's make sure. Between the drain and the spell however he shouldn't be walking alone though so I'm sending Jackson to help guide him there."
Nikki said, "Well I'll help get our people inside the dorm if you can handle the rest? They should stay sleeping for at least an hour."
"I'm sure we can manage," Delarose said. "Thanks for your help." As his men started carrying the others off he added, "If I find out anything you should know I'll tell you."
Nikki smiled, "Thanks chief."
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