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Forum: Paradise Lost Jul 30 '14, 5:01pm
Replies: 68
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There are no dramatic gestures, no theatrics when...

There are no dramatic gestures, no theatrics when the years-old secret is finally brought forward. No gasp of surprise, and certainly no argument; how could anyone even dare to find the words that...
Forum: Paradise Lost Jul 29 '14, 9:19am
Replies: 43
Views: 382
Posted By Cogwheel
"Oh!" The Singer immediately remarks, amidst...

"Oh!" The Singer immediately remarks, amidst frantic searching and muttered oaths from the tengu, sounding rather surprised. "I didn't think you would want to talk. ...I'll need a second." Even a...
Forum: Paradise Lost Jul 24 '14, 5:36am
Replies: 76
Views: 689
Posted By Cogwheel
"It's not over yet," Koishi repeats, quietly, so...

"It's not over yet," Koishi repeats, quietly, so as not to disturb the crushing silence of the Sanzu. There was only so much to be said in the presence of this story, as old as the river, as old as...
Forum: Paradise Lost Jul 23 '14, 3:38pm
Replies: 76
Views: 689
Posted By Cogwheel
No, of course not. It was a miracle she made it...

No, of course not. It was a miracle she made it through the day in one piece at all, much less in any good condition. The satori places her hand on Komachi's shoulder instead, a quiet pat of...
Forum: Paradise Lost Jul 23 '14, 2:22am
Replies: 76
Views: 689
Posted By Cogwheel
The City, with what breath it has left in it,...

The City, with what breath it has left in it, welcomes Komachi into its streets. It was, in its own way, an uncaring, unthinking beast. It did not stop to think of its inhabitants, as they lived and...
Forum: Paradise Lost Jul 22 '14, 6:42am
Replies: 68
Views: 801
Posted By Cogwheel
The collected soot and grime of long hours, the...

The collected soot and grime of long hours, the evaporated oil and grease that served to keep a great many machines in order, singed hair from incautious welding, and the lingering remnants of cooked...
Forum: Paradise Lost Jul 21 '14, 1:27am
Replies: 76
Views: 689
Posted By Cogwheel
"You misunderstand," Patchouli answers simply, a...

"You misunderstand," Patchouli answers simply, a well-practiced sentiment that she had delivered many times before. Her voice, as ever, is heavy and oppressive, bringing the weight of countless tomes...
Forum: Paradise Lost Jul 21 '14, 12:43am
Replies: 43
Views: 382
Posted By Cogwheel
"That," Kaguya adds to Mokou's own list, "and I...

"That," Kaguya adds to Mokou's own list, "and I believe we have a meeting with the historian at the earliest opportunity, as well. ...Not out of suspicion, as we discussed, but we would do well to...
Forum: Paradise Lost Jul 18 '14, 8:24pm
Replies: 76
Views: 689
Posted By Cogwheel
"An unpalatable alternative, offered in lieu of...

"An unpalatable alternative, offered in lieu of simply saying she has nothing to give you. I see. As you said, in light of the unsavoury history between our world and theirs, this is better than we...
Forum: Paradise Lost Jul 18 '14, 6:05pm
Replies: 43
Views: 382
Posted By Cogwheel
Not one to be deterred by Mokou's attempts at a...

Not one to be deterred by Mokou's attempts at a distraction, Kaguya quickly offers her own interjection all the same. "A flawless set of instructions for optical camouflage, yes. For a decloaker, on...
Forum: Paradise Lost Jul 14 '14, 10:54pm
Replies: 68
Views: 801
Posted By Cogwheel
"Invisible?" The Singer asks. For a second, she...

"Invisible?" The Singer asks. For a second, she sounds faintly disappointed, disheartened somehow, but that is quickly wiped away; deemed inappropriate for this meeting, perhaps. "Do you really think...
Forum: Paradise Lost Jul 14 '14, 9:55pm
Replies: 43
Views: 382
Posted By Cogwheel
"Good sign I've found something," the tengu...

"Good sign I've found something," the tengu claims, but Yamame quickly shakes her head at Mokou's offer. "Best not t' let th' boss get 'er hands on anythin' that can start a fire right now, 'tween...
Forum: Paradise Lost Jul 8 '14, 4:56pm
Replies: 43
Views: 382
Posted By Cogwheel
It was promising, in a way, that these jokes - as...

It was promising, in a way, that these jokes - as much as they could ever be called that - still held some ground between the two of them. There was little comfort, in a way, in knowing that so much...
Forum: Paradise Lost Jul 8 '14, 12:41pm
Replies: 68
Views: 801
Posted By Cogwheel
"Of course she listens to stories," the Singer...

"Of course she listens to stories," the Singer answers. "How else would she know so many? ...Just the way I've been listening, but I guess I don't know how to tell them yet." Green. What a strange,...
Forum: Paradise Lost Jul 6 '14, 2:05am
Replies: 43
Views: 382
Posted By Cogwheel
"Very well. Your office it is, then," Kaguya...

"Very well. Your office it is, then," Kaguya agrees. Squalid, certainly, but what wasn't, on Earth? The price... well, it was too early to make out much of anything; there was little point in making...
Forum: Paradise Lost Jul 3 '14, 8:37pm
Replies: 68
Views: 801
Posted By Cogwheel
"The pieces change," replies the disembodied...

"The pieces change," replies the disembodied voice, quietly, as Meido's story comes to a close. "The... soul? Maybe even the heart. There's nothing left of who you used to be, but... you haven't...
Forum: Paradise Lost Jul 3 '14, 3:38pm
Replies: 76
Views: 689
Posted By Cogwheel
The goddess watches quietly as, once again, some...

The goddess watches quietly as, once again, some small part of Komachi is stolen away, something lost before her very eyes. A sin brought to fruition, though Shinki might not know it. A river's last...
Forum: Paradise Lost Jul 3 '14, 11:11am
Replies: 43
Views: 382
Posted By Cogwheel
"Accurate enough," the Lunarian agrees quietly,...

"Accurate enough," the Lunarian agrees quietly, still sounding a little shaken, as Mokou offers another theory. "It still leaves the question of why the title was brought up at all, if it refers to...
Forum: Paradise Lost Jul 2 '14, 6:58pm
Replies: 76
Views: 689
Posted By Cogwheel
"Who is?" The goddess asks simply. Not a true...

"Who is?" The goddess asks simply. Not a true goddess by blood or prayer, perhaps, but close enough in every way that could matter to a mortal, or indeed some immortals. Precious few could shoulder...
Forum: Paradise Lost Jul 1 '14, 5:32pm
Replies: 43
Views: 382
Posted By Cogwheel
For the first minute or so after Yuyuko departs,...

For the first minute or so after Yuyuko departs, Kaguya is quiet, calmly gathering her notes before heading towards the door without so much as a comment on Mokou's outburst. They were common enough...
Forum: Paradise Lost Jul 1 '14, 7:47am
Replies: 68
Views: 801
Posted By Cogwheel
"...Is it?" The Singer asks, sounding rather...

"...Is it?" The Singer asks, sounding rather surprised, for all that that might mean. "Sorry." Contrite, or so it would seem, at her unexpected mistake. "You don't need to listen, though. ...I know I...
Forum: Paradise Lost Jun 30 '14, 3:45pm
Replies: 43
Views: 382
Posted By Cogwheel
"Oh, but you have seen her face," Yuyuko answers...

"Oh, but you have seen her face," Yuyuko answers immediately, with a disapproving tut. "I suppose you must have forgotten. What would she think if you told her that, I wonder? ...No, no, I'm sure...
Forum: Paradise Lost Jun 29 '14, 12:27pm
Replies: 76
Views: 689
Posted By Cogwheel
"Did I tell you to give up?" Shinki asks quietly....

"Did I tell you to give up?" Shinki asks quietly. It might have been hypocrisy, for a world of thought to strip away comforting notions and desperately needed delusions. A bitter medicine, given in...
Forum: Paradise Lost Jun 29 '14, 10:24am
Replies: 43
Views: 382
Posted By Cogwheel
"Is that right?" Yuyuko asks, with what at least...

"Is that right?" Yuyuko asks, with what at least appears to be genuine curiosity. "I suppose you would only outlive a home. Did I too? I could go back, I'm sure, but you... well, I wouldn't know. I...
Forum: Paradise Lost Jun 29 '14, 5:04am
Replies: 68
Views: 801
Posted By Cogwheel
"Miss Kawashiro?" The Singer asks, puzzled by the...

"Miss Kawashiro?" The Singer asks, puzzled by the sudden mention. "...Like I told her, she's not a flower. She's forgotten too much for that, just like me. She's better than she thinks, though; just...
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