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The Origin of the Incomplete

Joined: January 3rd, 2016, 11:15 pm

May 2nd, 2018, 8:20 pm #1

One night... Things got weird for the word spirit. Tekigo found himself dreaming without any control over his dreams, always the same dream, always the same scene... It all starts the same way...
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A man, in most casual clothes, writing words in a notebook while walking through a city. Stopping, he turns back to see a kid holding scissors in hands, with a dull expression, before lunging for an attack. Dodging the kid's advance by very little, it grazed the back of his left hand, while his right hand held the notebook that soon whacked the kid's forehead.

"You are a vengeful spirit, aren't you?"

The boy has passed out, and a hazy shadow with white eyes stood there, unmoving, focused on the man that somehow expelled him from the body of a kid.

"What did I ever do to you? Why did you try to attack me?"

A silent shadow, eyes devoid of feelings... Perhaps it lacked a reason and was acting on instinct. Opening his notebook, the man began to write something but noticed... The shadow reacted, looked inquisitively to the notebook.

"This? This is my story book. Well, NOTEbook. There's still many pages to go before I can send it to a publisher. It's a story about a modern mage who made his own friends but lost them around the world."

The shadow seemed somewhat sad. Even if it couldn't cry, the man could still tell that this shadow felt something was lacking, and let them know.

"Hey, don't feel sad... You don't remember them, right? Or you lost them too? Oh, idea, idea! How about I make you into a character? All I need is a name...". No response... Could it be the couldn't talk?

"Can't talk... Huh? I will give you a name then! Since all the friends are animals, I think I will call you Wolf. How does it sound?", going to where he wrote character info, he added the name Wolf.

It was then when the unexpected happened. "Wolf... My name is... Wolf...", the Shadow spoke at last! It wasn't much, but for once it said something... And remained in silence.

"Holy GODS, you said something! Is that really your name? Are you a wolf?", but those questions would be met with silence, "Maybe if I... No, it couldn't be, could it?". Adding more words to his character, has caused the shadow to react, use more words, possess a personality.

"Mister, I didn't have a name, you gave me the name Wolf, so I am now Wolf. And this boy...", the shadow looked at the boy on the sidewalk beside them, "You killed him.". Those words lacked feeling to them, but still shocked the man, who almost dropped his notebook.

"No, no, he is very well alive, I can see him breathing. Unless you mean... No, it couldn't be. Then again, he looks what? 11? 12? Maybe he could be the kid that... In that traffic accident... He... Reincarnated then? ... Karma sure knows the weirdest times to catch up."

"Mister, his soul remembers. I was following his soul, it led us here. And then you hit me out.", the shadow, Wolf, spoke with certainty. The sadness had left the shadow, and its empty white eyes still watched the man, who was now holding a blank card, waving it before tapping the kid's forehead.

Strangely, words appeared on the card, name, address, family info and disturbingly... The words that he would utter in terror: "He killed me, bad man killed me! Kill him! Kill him!"

"I wish you were wrong, Wolf... But if that is true, then he will come after me again and again and again. Well, one thing to do: Take him to this address before he wakes up and tell his parents to seek the priest."

The shadow analyzed the man for a while and came to a decision: "Mister... Can I follow you? Can I be your friend?"

"There is no problem in that. But don't try to make many friends while wandering with me: I never stay in a place for too long..."

And not long after, it all faded into a black and red.
Tekigo would wake up with the sheets painted black from the ink he sweated off, and it was always awkward to explain he couldn't control it.
In a foolish attempt to find answers on his own, the word spirit, in the form of a pale kid with weird clothes, wolf ears and tail, procured various items: incenses, a stone bowl, a pure white cloth, water from the shrine, instructions on how to do divination.

Crazy this idea was, he had zero hopes of it working. Tekigo made zero attempts in hiding his presence, people would see him go around the shrine and behind it, carrying the stone bowl full of those items, and then a bucket with the water.

Reading from the paper where he wrote the instructions, he would act accordingly:

"First, pray in silence to honor the Gods."

"Next, fill the stone bowl with blessed waters without splashing, and without overflowing. If either happens, the rite may not work as intended."

"Gently rest the white cloth on the stone bowl. This will be the spirit's canvas for the answer you seek."

"With a single drop of purified ink, let it fall in the center of the canvas, from no more than one open hand away. At this point, inquire them in what you need, being respectful and mindful that even a God or a Demon could be listening..."

"... Well, here goes nothing."
, he paused before the last step tilting a bottle of ink gently above the cloth, just so only a drop would fall, "Please, spirits that inhabit this shrine, this very land, guide me to where the notes of the man in my dreams lay to rest. Bring me a past that is lost.", he prayed, but was all in vain apparently...

On the cloth, was just an ink blotch, shapeless, meaningless, black like the night on the paleness of an incomplete canvas. With a disappointed sigh, Tekigo exclaimed the obvious: "It failed. Should have known better to not expect it to work."
Last edited by GrimRPer on May 5th, 2018, 1:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: January 26th, 2016, 5:14 pm

May 5th, 2018, 2:14 pm #2

It just so happened that Mervyn Blaise, servant of the orisha Shango, god of thunder and justice, was in the vicinity of Kaneshima Shrine. Did he have any official business there? None whatsoever. He just happened to be in the neighborhood and because of that he was able to catch wind of some suspicious activity.

"A kid is up to something?" he replied to a man who gave him some vague information about what was supposedly occupying the attention of the shrine's visitors. "If ya ain't pulling my leg then I gotta handle it." while he didn't exactly know what the shrine's purpose was for, Mervyn did know that shrines, in general, were sacred. A hooligan defacing it was an injustice. Mervyn, as a servant of a god of justice, obviously could not allow that.

Head held high and chest puffed out, the red-clad teenager marched up to the shrine to confront this delinquent without hesitation. Given that red was a highly noticeable color he easily stood out. No matter, he assumed that the delinquent wasn't expecting anyone to stop his shenanigans. Mervyn smirked as he approached from behind. You're 'bout to be in for a rude awakening kiddo. he reached out to latch onto the boy's tail and lift him up by it.

Great. A weirdo. children weren't supposed to have tails so that meant that it was safe to classify this child as such. Then there were the second set of ears on top of his head. If Mervyn were able to, he would make sure to give those a pull too just to see if they were real.

"Listen up here, pipsqueak!" Mervyn barked at the culprit. "Can't have ya defacing shrines and all that! It isn't good for the culture!"

Wasn't good for the good culture? Funny coming from the mouth of a foreigner to Japan.
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May 5th, 2018, 2:27 pm #3

"Maybe I should have looked up a specialist.", oblivious to anyone's approach, the moment his tail was grasped made it bush up like a scared animal, and his reaction when he was lifted up, hanging upside down was quite obvious: curl in fetal poistion with ears lowered, whining "My tail! My tail! Leggo my tail!" with an adorkable pained expression.

His ears and tail were much real, but perhaps the disturbing part were that the blackness of his pupils and irises were like that of the ink he had used in the stone bowl. "I don't deface shrines. I confess I do steal a bit from the offertory box- well, used to- but it was only enough to buy food and paper. Nothing else.", he wasn't lying at all, neither were those tears swelling under his eyes.

Oddly... He was far too light for his size.
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Nova Kae-De "Kaede" Suzaku - Fallen Celestial
Tengyoku - Alien Turned Kitsune
Seiten no Seiryuu - The Hidden Dragon
Soosei - Hermit Fox of Kaneshima
Chairo no Konoha - Leaf-Marked Flood Fox
Ryuko Murxya - Alien-Dragon Engineer
Tekigo "Missing Words" Ōkami - Like words lost in the wind
Haru Tokage - History spoke of Lizardmen
Elayne Duval - Bunny Magician and Red Mage, AIO
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Joined: January 26th, 2016, 5:14 pm

May 5th, 2018, 2:44 pm #4

These things ain't coming off. Gosh, they're real. Mervyn was hoping that the ears would detach and was sour when they didn't. He hoped that this boy was a normal boy playing dress up because he knew how to deal with those. How did he know how to deal with those was a story best saved for another day.

Holding firmly onto the child's tail he turned from the shrine and started walking away with him in hand. It was almost as if he were merely holding a balloon. "Whatever you were doing you were disturbing the peace!" Mervyn continued to scold him. "And no stealing!" he made sure to give him a gentle flick to the noggin as corporal punishment.

Once he felt that he was done driving morals into the boy's head he settled down, though his grip remained adamant. "I get why ya need food but what's up with stealing for paper?" if he was going to go through the trouble of stealing money then he should definitely spend it on something more worthwhile. "Anyway, where do you stay at?" rather than turn the child into the authorities he was going to instead take him home where he would speak to his parents about his delinquency. Mervyn could only imagine what kind of weird parents that such a weird child had. In his mind, he conjured an image that was best described as a pair of 'Big Bad Wolves' grinning at him ravenously as they thanked him for returning their boy safely.
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Joined: January 3rd, 2016, 11:15 pm

May 5th, 2018, 3:14 pm #5

"Yowch!", that was an unusual squeal in reaction to the flicking. "I don't do it with ill intent, I'm not a bad spirit or something like that. Ah! The stone bowl! I need to return it and wash it! The cloth is mine tho, bought it just for this divination.", he was a little TOO honest in his intent.

When inquired of his intent with paper, he too did not hold back why: "Art. I love drawing and writing, because that is something my friend used to do when he was alive. We even had a diary to record our conversations. Though I didn't have a body back then..." It might be best Mervyn doesn't see such diary, unless he were ready to shed tears.

"Currently I live at Shinwagahara Sanctuary. Seeing so many animals there inspired me and Tatsuya-san is very nice.", if he were a normal child he would be an easy victim to kidnappers, certainly.
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Tengyoku - Alien Turned Kitsune
Seiten no Seiryuu - The Hidden Dragon
Soosei - Hermit Fox of Kaneshima
Chairo no Konoha - Leaf-Marked Flood Fox
Ryuko Murxya - Alien-Dragon Engineer
Tekigo "Missing Words" Ōkami - Like words lost in the wind
Haru Tokage - History spoke of Lizardmen
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May 5th, 2018, 4:04 pm #6

A spirit? So this kid was something along those lines. Spectacular. Well, if he wasn't bad then Mervyn was going to take his word for it. He wasn't going to act like he never got up to any mischief in his younger days. Heck, he was nearing eighteen and he was still getting into trouble on occasion. "We'll go back and get your stuff but you have to behave." he sat Tekigo down to allow him to walk on his free will. "And don't break my trust." he raised up his finger to emphasize the electricity sparking at the tip.

As he listened to Tekigo talk he further understood that he wasn't malicious in any sense. Maybe when he took him back to his parents he wouldn't rat him out after all. "Right. That 'ole zoo place. I guess that means this Tatsuya fella is responsible for you then? He really needs to keep a better eye on you." that was how he was going to handle the situation. Blame the child's caretaker for his misbehavior rather than the child.

"So I can't just keep calling ya kid." he was asking for his name without being blatant about it. "I'm Mervyn, Mervyn Blaise. You can call me the Champion of Storms if you wanna get formal." There was really nothing official about such an exaggerated title let alone formal but he was insistent on keeping it attached to his person.
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Joined: January 3rd, 2016, 11:15 pm

May 5th, 2018, 4:18 pm #7

After Tekigo was finally let down on his feet, he quickly rushed and got to the stone bowl. However after he lifted the cloth he paused for a moment, looking at the ink that didn't sink completely into the cloth, forming a faint visage of a tree between smaller shrines. It was hard to tell what it was, one would need to squint to notice, but he felt that may be the answer.

Wrapping the cloth around waist, he proceeded to do the unexpected: drink the water, blackened by the ink, lifting the stone bowl as if it was nothing but a plastic bucket partially filled with water. What of the black water tinted his clothes, was absorbed and the colors returned to white and red.

Sighing after the heavy drink, his tail began to wag and his ears perked up. "Ah, that was nice! Hm, Thank you Mervyn, for trusting me... Tatsuya is like a big brother to me, and he gave me a place and purpose, for a spirit that longed for peace of heart."

"I think I have seen a tap somewhere nearby, it will be a good place to wash the stone bowl before I return it to where it was. My name is Tekigo Ookami, a word spirit that wandered all across Japan."
, his tail swished as he showed his friendly, innocent smile to Mervyn... While holding the stone bowl over his shoulder with one hand.
Ezan Bywan - Handsome Alien Lizardman
Nova Kae-De "Kaede" Suzaku - Fallen Celestial
Tengyoku - Alien Turned Kitsune
Seiten no Seiryuu - The Hidden Dragon
Soosei - Hermit Fox of Kaneshima
Chairo no Konoha - Leaf-Marked Flood Fox
Ryuko Murxya - Alien-Dragon Engineer
Tekigo "Missing Words" Ōkami - Like words lost in the wind
Haru Tokage - History spoke of Lizardmen
Elayne Duval - Bunny Magician and Red Mage, AIO
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May 5th, 2018, 4:31 pm #8

Mervyn understood that being able to control electricity wasn't exactly normal but he felt that it was in comparison to what he just witnessed the boy, Tekigo, do. "Did you just drink that!?" Mervyn exclaimed, clenching the sides of his head in fear. "Oh shit! We gotta call those detox people!" as he didn't really know what he was talking about he instead opted to take Tekigo to the hospital. "C'mon we gotta get you to a doctor quick! Don't die on me!" before he could grab onto Tekigo's hand he would realize that he was perfectly fine.

"Phew," Mervyn sighed out of relief. Now that the scare was over he could focus on the absolute puzzlement brought onto him by what the boy did. Thankfully, he wouldn't have to worry about it for too long as he was given an explanation that was equally as confusing. "So you're not human." that was the easiest summarization he could make. People who weren't human were certainly capable of devouring things that humans couldn't. He at least knew that much and was willing to accept it. "If ya start feeling sick lemme know. I'll run you to the hospital, alright?" until he got Tekigo back home he was taking responsibility for him.

"So, Tekigo, it ain't every day that I see someone up to the weirdness you were just up to." wow, talk about being blunt. "What's so important about that bowl? I'm sure there's got to be a thousand like it." Mervyn had little legitimate knowledge to back up his assumption but he still felt that there was truth to it. How special could a freaking bowl be? It was amazing to him that Tekigo was so intent on retrieving it.
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Joined: January 3rd, 2016, 11:15 pm

May 5th, 2018, 4:46 pm #9

"It's alright, my ink is non-toxic. Plus, it's completely safe for human consumption too!", he gave a low laugh at how Mervyn panicked. Perhaps he should have told so BEFORE downing an entire bowl full of inked water! But since there was no harm done, well...

"Hm, the only time I felt sick was when I tasted a bad brand of paint. Paint and ink are absorbed naturally in my body, but if it is no good, it will cause me to have quite a fever until I wash it off my body. So don't worry. As for this bowl, it was in front of one of the small shrines, but was empty. I suppose it's for offering for spirits or something.", and with that he stopped to think for a moment.

In the shrine he saw projected on the cloth there was something in the shape of the bowl. "I will take it back after offering the spirit some flowers. Maybe they gave me this hint for borrowing their bowl...", he patted the cloth around his waist, before leading Mervyn towards the path of the forest, lined with smaller shrines.
Ezan Bywan - Handsome Alien Lizardman
Nova Kae-De "Kaede" Suzaku - Fallen Celestial
Tengyoku - Alien Turned Kitsune
Seiten no Seiryuu - The Hidden Dragon
Soosei - Hermit Fox of Kaneshima
Chairo no Konoha - Leaf-Marked Flood Fox
Ryuko Murxya - Alien-Dragon Engineer
Tekigo "Missing Words" Ōkami - Like words lost in the wind
Haru Tokage - History spoke of Lizardmen
Elayne Duval - Bunny Magician and Red Mage, AIO
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May 5th, 2018, 10:51 pm #10

Mervyn raised an eyebrow when Tekigo told him that ink was safe for human consumption. "That doesn't even make sense." he was sure that if he tried to drink ink from any other source that it would not go well for him. Then there was the matter of how it tasted. Based on its smell, Mervyn figured that ink did not make for a good drink.

"Yo, Tekigo, I don't know if your home is this way or not but that's where I'm trynna take you." it would take a bit of convincing to get Mervyn to go along with anything otherwise. Babysitting wasn't exactly apart of his agenda for the day so he aimed to get the escort over with as soon as possible.

As they walked Mervyn couldn't help but further wonder about the boy was up to. When he found him he was so focused on his "ritual" that it was kind of disturbing. "Is...uh...everything alright with you, bro?" once the concern entered his mind he was unable to refrain from addressing it. Duty called.
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