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Asch the Bloody ([personal profile] dissonates) wrote2012-02-18 03:21 pm


[Missions suck as much as, if not moreso than, the drafts. Asch has decided this. It's not just that he'd been sent on an uncomfortably-outnumbered solo mission, it's not just that his health problems had reared their ugly heads in the middle of it and nearly gotten him killed, it's not just he'd had to rely on luck and skill to keep him alive with zero ability to heal himself despite being a Seventh Fonist.

No, at this point, mostly? It's the fact that once it's all over, and the Malnosso saw fit to send him back to the village, he finds himself floundering underwater.

Bastards, is his second thought, since his first is a string of expletives that would do a sailor proud. Thankfully he's only a couple of feet or so from where his feet can touch solid ground, so within a minute he's slogging towards the shore, soaking wet and pulling seaweed from his hair. Damn. Bastards.

Not that the shore is much better. There's apparently something going on - the usual love experiment, no doubt - and he's managed to get dumped right in the middle of it. They probably did that on purpose. He can't do anything while soaked as he is, though, so his first order of business is to get changed. There isn't much selection, but within a few minutes he's got his uniform hung out to dry and is wearing a suit and a long, dark blue bathrobe. It's humiliating, but it's better than freezing to death back in the village.

Since he has to wait for his clothes and hair to dry in the sun, Asch will be hanging around the beach area, available for chatting, fruity goodness, and whatnot. Come and bother the cranky one! (He is unaffected by the normal love stuff, btw.)]
broji: (mechanics; over here!)

[personal profile] broji 2012-02-20 08:07 pm (UTC)(link)
[Ginji's been pretty content up until now to just sit on the sand and enjoy the nice weather, despite how out-of-season it must be for everyone else. But it's hard to miss his former employer sloshing through the waves. He doesn't remember him heading out there, and come to think of it, he really hasn't seen much of Asch since New Year's.]

[Which means Ginji is stumbling to his feet and loping over, waving an arm to try to get his attention.]

Mr. Asch!
broji: (calm; confident; flying ace)

[personal profile] broji 2012-02-20 09:31 pm (UTC)(link)
[Ginji interprets that to mean "don't shout and stop waving your arm around like an idiot", which he does, but the glower doesn't deter him completely. He stops just out of easy stabbing distance.]

I didn't think so either, but I got the feeling that if I came to the beach the weather would be much nicer. [He doesn't understand it too well, but it seems like he had the right idea after all.]

Oh, and them? [He gestures with his thumb in the direction of the trees and the couples hanging around.] They've been here for a good while now. My guess is they're enjoying each other's company - and the fruit. I've never seen anything like it before.

Have your injuries been healing up all right?
broji: (smile; sure okay)

[personal profile] broji 2012-02-21 04:33 pm (UTC)(link)
[Because you "singled him out for good things back then". Maybe for common sense? And hey, someone has to test how well the Albiore holds up during and after impact.]

[Ginji can't argue with that. Asch does seem to be okay, though he can't help noticing Asch's interest in the sword. Either it's been damaged or... it's been used very recently. He'll try not to dwell too much on the latter possibility.]

Well, that's good news. And your sword?
broji: (huh; oh really?)

[personal profile] broji 2012-02-27 03:51 am (UTC)(link)
[Oh Asch, that's no way to clean it. Ginji sighs to himself. Quietly.] You could try bringing it to the smithy sometime, if you wanted to. There's oil. [Oil for cleaning, wax for polishing...]

[He doesn't manage to get much further than that, though, because Asch is giving him some sort of look. He's not sure what that was for.] ...Affected, Mr. Asch? No, I don't think so. Nothing strange has happened to me, and I feel the same way I always do.

Has something got you worried?
broji: (tinkering around)

[personal profile] broji 2012-03-05 03:48 pm (UTC)(link)
[A pause as Ginji takes another look at the trees, the decorations, the people, etc.]

I understand what you're saying. [But if he's suspicious of everything strange in Luceti, he'll never learn anything new and he'll spend all day, every day on guard. Ginji just can't live like that.]

broji: (a change of direction)

[personal profile] broji 2012-03-12 03:26 am (UTC)(link)

It wasn't when I left, and that was about four hours ago. A lot of people were already here when I arrived, and more keep streaming in bit by bit.

[A beat, and gently because he doesn't want to be yelled at:] But you're the first person I've seen to show up in the middle of the ocean... Was that...?
broji: (calm; confident; flying ace)

[personal profile] broji 2012-03-28 09:26 pm (UTC)(link)
[Yeah, bro, he can tell. Maybe they thought Asch needed to cool off.]

At least it's better than being dropped off in the snow. [Weakly optimistic as that is. Ginji offers a smile.]

It sounds like you've been busy, though. Are you hungry?

broji: (smile; sure okay)

[personal profile] broji 2012-04-04 06:17 pm (UTC)(link)
No, I wasn't. Not unless you're feeling reckless after everything you've said about not letting my guard down.

[Ginji gestures with one hand, a palm-turning motion; he's open to whatever suggestions or orders Asch intends to dish out.]

What are you in the mood for, Mr. Asch?