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  1. Zyta

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    OOC: A Renn and Zyta only RP

    Act I – First Encounter
    Music – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu2NHlA1zyA

    Anime Online was another reality that was separated as far from Dreamer’s Haven as East is from West. They do not touch, except across the limitless plains of Chaos Energy that separates at world. They both have many things in common. You can call them alternate realities with only different names. The rules and the way they live is nearly the same. The culture is different, but that is to be expected.

    It was Zyta’s first time here, but he felt that he already knew the world despite seeing everything for the first time. He was in the middle of a large city, far larger than Dreamer’s Haven, a city known as Anime Online, named after the reality in which it lay. He noticed at a quick glance that those in charge kept everyone in line with a stern piece of discipline; there was free will and free action, but if you disobeyed their laws you were banished at best. It was a reflective difference from Dreamer’s Haven that Zyta knew where everyone was laid back and if anyone caused trouble, there was no penalty. He liked the way they did things here more than back home.

    Anime Online has a large array of forums far exceeding that of Dreamer’s Haven. He noticed some that he knew by name and others that he had to look into first to get an idea of what was inside. He noticed Moderators and Super Moderators running around doing their jobs, banishing people from the city and cleaning up rubbish else where. Everything was so very busy.

    Seeing a forum that he has some knowledge in, he entered. The name of the forum was the Role-Play forum, written in gold lettering. Inside the forums there were landscapes that he could barely describe with his wide range of words. Zyta was pulled into the magic of the place, everywhere he looked there was another story being carried out. He wandered the forum for a long time, alone. Eventually he came to one that seemed to interest him, reading The Infestation. Curiously, Zyta stepped through the thin barrier of magic separating the forum and the world inside.
     
  2. Xelhes

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    She was lost, at best in this place. Anime Online was such a strange and weird place. Renn had never really given the thought of what a forum was like but she didn't not like it. It was just kind of overwhelming. She had traveled a long way from home and though everyone was nice to her newcomer ways, she tried to keep herself at bay from everyone. Renn still felt insecure about what she did and that was what made her the way she was.

    Still, she did learn the ways of Anime Online and stayed on the good side of things. She didn't want to be noticed. It came upon her to explore more of the place. Though she realized this was not a good idea, because she feared that this place would become too 'home-like'. she couldn't help herself. It became apparent that she did enjoy this place and she talked to a few members.

    It came during this time that she found herself draw towards the Role-playing forum. She liked the place and was soon coming and going, showing that she was happy with the place. One day, she soon found herself looking at one such called The Infestation. She liked it....a lot. She decided this was something to get to know more about.

    When she entered the place, she found herself so caught up in it, she didn't pay much attention as she ran into someone. She stumbled but quickly regained herself. Her bright amber eyes looked at the person who she ran into. She opened her mouth to say she was sorry but for a moment, she could only stare. It was...she racked her brains for the name. She had seen him around before. Many parts of the forum but what-

    Oh!

    Quickly, she apologized. "I'm sorry...Zyta? I wasn't paying much attention to what I was doing." She looked down at the ground, as she tried to appear small as possible. She knew Zyta had been her far longer than she had. At least that what she kept telling herself. Renn was always trying to be careful when around people, but she had to try to be social at some point. "Umm...I See you saw this too. Did it interest you?"
     
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    Zyta was about to utter apologies as well, but stopped short of giving them. Instead he looked at the young girl, younger than him at least. She had known his name, but he doesn’t know her. That hardly mattered as Zyta was pretty famous back home and it wouldn’t surprise him any to be known else where. He decided to play along.

    “It did, but more importantly, I’m impressed with the bit of magic they got set up around here,” he replied in a friendly tone. “I’ve never seen magic like this before, look.” He stepped through the barrier and his appearance changed. He got taller and grew fur all over his body, his muscles bulged and he his clothing changed also, but all that could be seen now was that he was wearing a heavy cloak from head to toe as if to cover his body entirely. There appeared a large weapon strapped onto his back in addition.

    “In here I look like this and they give me memories to fit the theme and a name, ‘Alberio.’ But once I step back out, see? I’m back to normal.”

    He looked at Renn again curiously and folded his arms. “So, how do you know who I am? This is my first time here, and you're the first person whom I've spoken with since coming here.”
     
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    She stared at him as he changed. She smiled as he spoke about the magic. "Yes, quite more powerful magic then some other places, I suppose." She nodded her head at it and took her turn to show her what he looked like. A girl about her age but much short appeared. She frowned, a displeased looked on her face before Renn changed her form. A much older woman appeared. She looked much more refined and was quite beatiful. She smiled at him before Renn stepped out and changed back to herself. "Momo and Raquel. They are quite intersting." She intuned her own magic that enabled to let her control two characters. She felt proud of herself.

    Ah.

    She fumbled with her hands. "Well, it's not hard to hear about someone like you. Things spread fast and if you know the right people, you can hear about it pretty quick." She let the words rush out, as that was usual for her. Her amber eyes went back to him, taking him in once more before her eyes returned to the ground. "This place is quite fasinating so I like it here. I try to keep up with everything."

    Umm...so what did she say next? Renn was no good at this. She tried to think of something but nothing came ot her. Did she keep talking or did she just...walk off? That would be rude though. Maybe say bye? Then the next words came rushing out.

    "Wh-what are you doing at Anime Online?" it was something at least.
     
  5. Zyta

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    “I see that my reputation precedes me.” Zyta sighed. “I’m doing nothing, really,” he answered calmly, which was partially true. ‘I can’t very well tell this young person that I’m here to kill someone and then move on,’ he thought to himself. “Sight-seeing, you know. Getting the layout of the city just in case I get lost.” He looked around and saw his target walking away from the forum and went down the street into another one. Carefully he noted its location and stored it in his memory before turning back to the girl. “These pleasantries are so pleasant, are they? You look pale and uncomfortable.”
     
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    Renn stared him as her eyes grew wide. "Ah! No, it's nothing. I'm just...a bit tired, I suppose." She was surprised by his blunt comment that it caught her off-guard. What was she suppose to say to that? She was tired but it was by other things and she didn't want to worry the man by any means. She nodded her head, though he said nothing to her. "Maybe...I can help you? I know Anime Online well enough and the people, so it wouldn't be hard."

    She turned around and tried to look at something that would be intersting. "Is there anything you particularly like? Umm...maybe over there?" she pointed randomly at a building, though she couldn't quite put her finger on what it was exactly about. "Or somewhere else?"
     
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    “Then, I’m looking for a good place to eat,” said Zyta. “Not just any place, mind you. I’m looking for a restaurant built on reputation for having good food alone. I don’t want one that advertises its house. Is that clear? The place I desire must survive by it product alone. Can you think of such a place?”
     
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    When he said that he wanted something to eat, she nodded her head eagarly but he spoke again and this time, she could only open her mouth. Nothing came out as she played the words in her head. She looked like a idiot as she stared him with her mouth slightly open but she didn't know what to say. "Umm..."

    Then she turned and walked towards a place she thought would work but she didn't know if it was what he wanted. She thought it was good, but as she stood before the place, she really wondered. "Hanna's" she whispered to herself as she looked at it. She tilted her head and turned back to Zyta. "This?"
     
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    Zyta sniffed the air and allowed the sweet sensational aroma to wet his mouth. “It does,” he said. He went forward, and then paused. Turning back he looked at Renn. “Do you want to eat, too? My treat. Or do you have plans elsewhere?”
     
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    "No, not really." She never had plans. Not these days. She just kind of wondered around. Anime Online was a huge place so she always found something to do. It made her wonder if she was really going anywhere. "But!" As she realized something. "You don't have to pay for me." She would feel bad if someone did. She had little money but that was why she wokred here and there. She didn't want to burden anyone and especially not a stranger.

    She looked inside and her stomach growled. She was hungry... "Okay..."
     
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    Zyta shrugged. “Suit yourself,” he said as if it didn’t matter to him who paid for who. He entered the restaurant first and got them a table for two. A waiter, a young good looking guy, appeared at Zyta’s right and handed out the menus. He took it and began pursuing the food they had to offer. It was all Greek to the foreigner, but the pictures of the food was helpful in that it provided a good idea of what to expect, but it was also bad because there were so many good looking dishes. In the end he turned to the waiter and said, “Surprise me. As for drink, I’ll take a coffee.” He then waited for Renn to order before striking up a conversation.

    “What do you think? He’s a good looking lad, isn’t he?” asked Zyta jokingly. He smiled as if to say, ‘or would you rather we talk about personal things?’
     
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    Renn quickly followed Zyta into the building and they were quickly seated. When a waiter came to them and handed them menus, she looked through her's. She had tried some of this stuff already and they were all good but what did she want? Maybe something new? Zyta ordered his food, which she was found herself amused to see he just wanted to be surprised. When it came to her turn she said, "A want the special and some water, please."

    When he waiter left, Zyta started a conversation. What he said caused her to frown at him. Renn wasn't too into looking at the waiter and for a moment she misunderstood what Zyta was trying to do. "Umm...Zyta? You aren't...?"

    Then before she could finish, it dawned on her what he was trying to do and she went red in the face. "Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't mean...." She closed her eyes and looked at her hands in her lap. "I guess he was. I didn't really look at him."
     
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    “Strange,” said Zyta. “I thought all girls your age couldn’t keep their eyes off of candy and sweets.” [OOC: metaphor for good looking guys]

    The drinks arrived and Zyta took a sip from his as he mulled over how to continue. Then setting down his mug, said, “Assuming by your reaction, I must say that you either already have someone in your heart, or that you are captivated by my presence to notice the presence of lesser beings.” He smiled mischievously.
     
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    She frowned at what he said. What was he talking about? Renn just wasn't into looking at the guy. He was...okay-looking. As he returned, Renn looked him over and thought he was still just okay-looking. She took her drink and took a sip and put it back down. Maybe she was overthinking everything. She couldn't believe she had thought that of Zyta....

    She perked at his next words and was about to shake her head about someone already had her heart when he said something else. She only stopped and stared him before he face went flush. "It's not fun to tease someone." she mumbled unable to say much more than that. She wasn't used to this at all. Especially teasing in any form. She wasn't able to react properly and when she glanced up at him, a tiny glare formed in her eyes. "You're being unfair too."

    She shook her head and then finally sat up a little. "What do you want me to say to that anyway?"
     
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    “I’m not looking for you to say any one thing in particular,” replied Zyta with a knowing tone of voice. He leaned forward and placed both hands on the table. “We’re effectively strangers right now. I don’t even know your name, and somehow you know mine. I’m just trying to ease your tension that I have been feeling for a while now by having some fun. Oh, I should mention that when you blush, your face turns so red that you look like an apple. It’s kind of cute, but a little creepy.” He leaned in even further and whispered something. “You don’t have to follow my words; you can set the pace and change the conversation. All you have to do is try.”
     
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    She frowned at his statement. So then they shouldn't talk if he wasn't looking for her to say anything in particular. It was wasting time but she didn't say this. She watched him as he continued. When he leaned forward, she pushed herself back a little. Too close. She listen to him but her eyes remained on his face, watching him more closely. She didn't want anything to happen. SHe had to watch him but at his mention of her blush and how cute(and creepy) it looked she felt her cheek burn from embarrassment. This was getting silly.

    He leaned in closer and Renn could only try to squirm away. Too close. He was too close to her and she felt uncomfortable. What was Renn suppsoe to do? What did he say? Pace? Covernsation? She didn't understand but she opened her mouth a little to try to say something but nothing came out at first. She tried again and in a small voice came, "Renn."

    And for a moment, nothing else was said. It was this time, Renn realized what she said didn't make much sense so she tried to try again. "M-my name is Renn. And I....I...um....I'm...." She stopped and wasn't sure if she wanted to continue. How did she talk to someone like him? He was being unreasonable and unfair. She squirmed in her chair a little more until finally she finished her sentence. "...a mage and healer."

    She glanced him with her amber eyes and tried to 'set the pace' of the conversation. "B-but...what about you? Is there something you want to talk about? Surely you want to know more about Anime Online?"
     
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    “Well met, Renn?” he looked at her to confirm her name and pronunciation. He thought for a moment about what he should talk to her about, for once again she passed the ball back to him, but faltered as she continued. ‘What should I say?’ thought Zyta musingly. ‘Should I tell the truth that I’m only here to kill somebody who has no idea why or who I am, but they will still die by my hands? Should I say I’m on a business trip? Vacation?’ Instead he chose something a bit more subtle. “I’m here on a business trip because my boss back home won’t give me a vacation until I kill someone who lives here. What brings you to Anime Online, assuming, of course, that you aren't from around here.”
     
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    Carefully Renn stared at him as he didn't reply to her right away but she didn't take this into too much consideration. At his reply, she tilted her head and wondered if he was being serious? And before she could ask anything, he quickly changed the subject to her. What caught her more offguard was the fact that he mention that she may not be from around there. She was going to reply instantly, to seem natural, but again, nothing came out.

    How did she respond to that? What was she suppose to say? Images filled her mind to why she was here and why she didn't talk to anyoen for too long. "I'm here...just to visit. I really don't have anywhere to go and this place...is okay." It was true but she didn't say everything. It was silly of her to get riled up by the question because that was all it was. A question. "So then you're going to be leaving soon?"

    Try to forget. That was what she trying to do. Painful memories caem to her mind but she pushed them back. They needed to talk about something else. Anything else. Renn would even gladly take the teasing to remembering.
     
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    Zyta sighed inwardly. The food came then and he ate a few bites before he answered. He chose not to reply to her question first, if at all. “I know of the perfect place for you, mind it would be dangerous to get there, but the benefits far outweigh the cons. It is a place where you can easily forget your past and forge a new future for yourself.” He paused here and gauged her reaction. “It’s called Dreamer’s Haven.”
     
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    Renn stared at him, while he ate before glancing down at her food. She wasn’t sure if she was hungry now but she took a bite regardless, to quell her stomachs needs for food. When Zyta spoke, she listen to him carefully, her eyes growing large. “Dreamer’s…Haven?” she spoke in a small voice. She played the words in her mind and wondered if the place was really like he said it be. Renn wasn’t sure about carving her own future since she never gave it a thought but now that she did, she wondered.

    She took another bite, chewing slowly. She tasted nothing, her mind wondering of these new thoughts. Renn wanted to say yes, but as the wheels spun in her head, Zyta had mentioned it would be dangerous to get there. Did she want to take such a journey? “H-how far away is it, exactly?”


    ((Sorry for taking so long. >__<))