shatteredservice: Dia-Pair (Pair)
Dia ([personal profile] shatteredservice) wrote2012-11-22 07:31 pm

Meeting in the Basement

Dia watches as his blue-haired lover fidgets in the chair across the room from him and it doesn't surprise him when Set gives up sitting again and is back on his feet wondering around the room a few moments later.   His partner is excited, but also nervous and Dia can't help but smile just slightly when he realizes how silly it is that Set of all people is acting like a young boy waiting to go out on his first date.

Bazett should be arriving anytime now.  Despite the fact that she can't remember him, Set is determined to help her and that honestly doesn't surprise Dia.  He knows very well just how much she means to Set memory or not.

Dia is just worried about what might happen with them both together.  Set had blown off how easily The Beast had been upset by her and the things they had discussed, but Dia can't do that.  He has a hard enough time keeping The Beast in check by itself, but when it is enraged by another Berserker?

The thought is enough to terrify even one who as seen as much as Dia has over the years.

"Set, come here," Dia motions to the area in front of the chair where he is setting.  "Sit."

Set raises an eyebrow in question, but does as he is asked. 

Once his lover has seated himself on the floor in front of him, Dia pulls his partner's long blue hair loose of its binding and starts braiding it.  It might be a silly thing, but he knows that not only is it calming for him, it is also calming for Set as shown by how the other man shuts his eyes and finally seems to settle down.

The sound that slips from Set's lips a few moments later, might or might not have actually been a purr.

This is how they pass the time as they wait for Bazett to arrive.  Dia can't help but hope that she will be the first link in a chain that will make things safer for all the servants who are still living in the world.

And perhaps also the first step to making Set a happier and more stable person again.


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[personal profile] answerer_sword 2012-11-23 02:26 am (UTC)(link)
Bazett knocks on the door as she arrives. It does not really matter when it comes to her. The Association is unlikely to notice anything that she does.

When a few minutes go by without an answer, Bazett decides to make her own way in. For some reason, she wants to see both of them as soon as possible.

It is quite easy for her to pick the lock. She is not sure where she learned, but it saved her the trouble from having to pulverize doors. When the door is unlocked, she opens it and steps in.

Strange. There seems to be no one in the living room. She ends up walking deeper and deeper into the house, trying to see where Cu Chulainn and Diarmuid are.

Finally, she does spot them, but not in the context that she expected...
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[personal profile] answerer_sword 2012-11-23 02:59 am (UTC)(link)
”Ah...perhaps this is the wrong time..."

She feels a blush rising on her cheek. They were clearly indecent and engaged in personal business.

She almost squawks in surprise as she is wrapped in the bear hug. She almost reflexively throws him off, but realizes that he is not trying to attack her.

"W-would I not be?"

She tries to settle into the hug, gingerly wrapping her arms around him as well and giving him a quick pat on the back.
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[personal profile] answerer_sword 2012-11-23 03:20 am (UTC)(link)
She has to keep from giggling when she sees Set being pulled off by his hair.

"That is certainly a unique way to keep someone by your side."

She frowns slightly when she hears Set's words.

"I can protect myself quite well, Cu Chulainn. But thank you for the sentiment."

After all, she is not the one who is confined to her house."
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[personal profile] answerer_sword 2012-11-23 03:37 am (UTC)(link)
She slowly walks in, still feeling rather awkward. When she does grab a chair, she inspects it carefully to see that it is not soiled with anything. Only after confirming it does she sit down.

"We can mutually protect each other. After all, we are all fighting against the same enemy."

She sits straight with hands folded and set in front of her mouth. It is clear she wants to talk business.
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[personal profile] answerer_sword 2012-11-23 04:11 am (UTC)(link)
"...I believe Diarmuid is right."

Her emotional side wants to agree with Cu, but her pragmatic side knows better.

"Recovering my memories will be a long process, and as I have said, I can function well enough without them. Alerting other Heroes, however, is something that must be done quickly. Especially if we are trying to track them down before the Association does."

A little smile tugs at her lips.

"But again, Cu Chulainn, thank you for the offer. It is the thought that counts, as they say."
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[personal profile] answerer_sword 2012-11-23 05:43 pm (UTC)(link)
"That would be wrong. I had one interaction with them. They did not notice my status."

With her smart suit and business-like attitude, the Association probably took her for some sort of human security guard.

"It was brief, but it let me remember that I worked with them once.
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[personal profile] answerer_sword 2012-11-23 06:01 pm (UTC)(link)
"Only if I absolute have to. That first meeting was a little like that. They were tracking down something else and I helped them subdue it with minimum collateral damage."

Admittedly, had she been left to her own devices, the results might not have been nearly so clean. Instead, she just "accidentally" dropped a heavy object on the offending magus' head. Just in time for the Enforcers to restrain him.

"But you can rest assured that I will not help them hunt down others of my kind. Unless the heroes in question are extremely malicious or destructive."
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[personal profile] answerer_sword 2012-11-23 07:03 pm (UTC)(link)
"I understand that much."

It seems they still have some disagreements. Bazett does not want to anger either of them, but as a Counter Guardian, her mind would always have a more pragmatic turn. At least, when it came to containing possible disasters.

"So if there were a hero who began to cause mass destruction in a public place, and I happened to witness it, how would you suggest I contain him?"
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[personal profile] answerer_sword 2012-11-24 01:58 am (UTC)(link)
"I understand."

The example with Cu Chulainn is enough. The Association's methods are indeed extreme. If they were trying to terminate the threats, they should do it quickly, instead of attempting lingering experiments or using heroes as weapons.

"I will not betray any Heroic Spirits to the Association. However, this leaves the question of how they will be contained. Certainly there are those who can be reasoned with after they calm down. But there are a small number who will not listen to persuasion. Are there adequate facilities to isolate them from the populace?"
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[personal profile] answerer_sword 2012-11-24 02:20 am (UTC)(link)
"And money. Even if we can each carry ten tons, where would we get the finances to purchase that equipment?"

Her expression softens as she watches Set comfort Dia. She still does not like the man, but she can at least sympathize with the fact that his position is a stressful one.

"You have already found one Servant. That is progress. I suppose I can use my abilities to try to detect others."
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[personal profile] answerer_sword 2012-11-24 03:54 am (UTC)(link)
She shakes her head.

"No, I indeed have not. Would you say that it is a property of your computer? Or your house?"
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[personal profile] answerer_sword 2012-11-24 04:54 am (UTC)(link)
She frowns. From the way he had described it, it was like someone had implanted a command into his mind.

"Did it feel anything like a Command Spell. Were you in contact with any magi before you created the journal?"

Dia probably meant no ill will, but what if someone else was using him as a puppet?

"I have to agree with Cu Chulainn. Next time, tell me if you are afraid of worrying him."
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[personal profile] answerer_sword 2012-11-25 01:51 am (UTC)(link)
"I can use runes of memory to find if someone did something to your mind and erased the memory. However, I am afraid that using my magic to find and perhaps remove any possible alterations might damage your mind. Perhaps if both of us worked at at different parts of your mind and coordinated so our prana did not conflict, we would have a better chance, but it is still risky."

A mind was ultimately a delicate thing. And Heroic Spirits, were, up until the shatter, made of prana alone. Who knew how their brains would react to the sudden invasion of another hero's prana?

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