Me: Hikari here with the second chappy~!
Gin: Looks like it!
Yuna: Thank you Caption Obvious.
Gin: Your welcome, Lieutenant Sarcasm.
Yuno:...Looks like you've just been demoted to Colonel Klutz.
Me:...My inner selves are idiots. (T^T) It's so hard being an author. COOKIES FOR ALL WHO AGREE!
Gin: OOOH! ME! MEMEME! PICK MEEEEEEEEEEEEE~!
Yuno:...Ahem. Anyways, Hikari-san doesn't own the Gods Eaters franchise.
Yuna: Some other very lucky a$$ bas**** does.
Me: And because I find disclaiming annoying to do, I'm saying right out that this disclaimer counts for future chapters as well. Also, I may or may not be severely influenced by other stories I read, and WILL most likely end up using ideas from other people. Like, for example, calling Kota, Brota on occasion. Mainly because the name got stuck in my head and now I can't freaking play Gods Eaters Burst without seeing Kota and thinking Brota. DAMN YOU ASH SHIKIKAMI FOR THINKING UP AN AWESOME AND ANNOYINGLY CATCHY NICKNAME FOR KOTA, WHICH I THOUGHT BEFORE WAS IMPOSSIBLE!...Ahem. xP
Gin: WOW Hika-chan! You talk a lot!
-SLAM!-CRASH!-(Arghhhhhhh! MY EYES! I CAN'T SE-!)-CRACK!-
Yuno: (0 _ o;)
Yuna: (o - O;)
Me: *cleans off random Godarc.* (^ - ^) Anyways, now that the annoyance has been...Dealt with, CHAPPY ROLL~! o(^_^)o
Chapter 1: Enter Soma
(3rd Person POV)
Soma Schicksal is normally a very calm, level-headed, caring individual, albeit he is also a very blunt and moody teenager, which makes him out to be an insensitive jerk as well as a near unapproachable misanthrope, despite his rather handsome looks. For most people anyway.
Nevertheless, he is usually very stoic in nature.
This stony facade, however, was replaced with a rare look of fear, worry, and anticipation. His face was not the only one to sport such either. All Gods Eaters present were wearing the same look.
The reason why was quite simple.
Inoriuta Katsu, or rather Katsu Inorita as people now prefer, most beloved and young leader of the 1st Unit, cheerfully reckless and quirky persona, was missing.
And the only thing the people of Fenrir could do was watch as Hibari Takeda, Fenrir's Far East branch's main operator, typed away on her keyboard with frantic hands, trying to discover the whereabouts of the wayward leader as fast as possible, a look of intense concentration on her face.
Soma could just feel himself loosing patience. Just as he was about to ask what was taking so long, Hibari finally spoke up.
" I've found him!" Sighs of relief filled the room. And while people started to cheer up, Soma could help but have a foreboding feeling, and Hibari's next words only cemented them and made the tight ball of dread in his stomach tighten all the more.
" But, the situation looks bad. His armlet's signal is giving signs that his vitals are low, and there about 3-, no, 7 abnormally strong Aragami within his area. He needs support ASAP!" At this, Hibari's face snapped up toward her colleagues, all of whom had grave faces on.
Without even batting an eyelash, Tsubaki Amamiya sent out commands at rapid fire.
"The 1st Unit is to be deployed immediately, followed by the 2nd Unit as well as by a group of Medics! Your priority is the recovery of Katsu Inoriuta! You must NOT fail! MOVE OUT!"
And so people moved.
You didn't mess with Tsubaki.
The 1st and 2nd Units were deployed almost immediately, and while the choppers flew at their best speed, Soma and the others couldn't help but feel that they were going too slow.
Then, something happens to catch Soma's eye, and what he sees makes his heart nearly stop.
Katsu Inoriuta was about to be ambushed from behind, and he couldn't see since he was already preoccupied with another Aragami that was in front of him.
Time seems to slow down and Soma can only watch as his leader-his friend-is bashed on the head from behind and is sent flying toward a rocky wall, completely separated from his Godarc. A cloud of dust obscures his vision.
Soma holds his breath with wide eyes and-for the first time in his young life-silently prays to whatever Gods that still existed and hadn't yet given up on mankind for the safety of his friend.
"Come on you, idiot. Get up. Don't do this to me. Don't do this to us."
The dust settles.
Soma sees Katsu's motionless body and inwardly pleads for him to move.
He remains still.
Soma then proceeds to violently curse, startling his companions who had not seen the transaction take place. Seeing as the helicopter was above one of the rather large Ogretails that had smacked Katsu into unconsciousness-he dared not think of the other more morbid alternative-Soma snarled with a vindictive viciousness, threw open the choppers doors, and proceeded to skydive right on out and skewer his sword right on top of the Aragami he landed on. From that point on, he went on a literal war path toward his leader.
Or would have, if he hadn't been sent flying over his now awake leader by another Aragami.
Still in the chopper, Alisa and Kota, members of the 1st Unit, watch as their teammate falls surely to his doom. That is until they catch sight of a familiar head of raven hair and black clothes.
It was Katsu.
The two proceeded to gape and Alisa, who happened to be in slight shock, pointed out the obvious.
"Kota look! It's Leader!"
Kota, also in slight shock, could only agree.
"Holy crap, it is him!"
Then, they stared at him, then at each other, then at Soma who went flying, then back at their leader, and then back at each other.
They then simultaneously nodded, and followed Soma's action of skydiving out the chopper and onto an Aragami.
Lindow and Sakuya, who had watched them bemusedly, only had to look out the side to understand what just happened.
Sakuya then looked at Lindow, a teasing smile on her face as she picked up her Godarc.
" Shall we get going, Big Boss?"
Lindow cheerfully replied back to his wife.
" You got it Sakuya!"
The two then jumped out and onto an Aragami like the ones before them.
The pilot only shook his head.
" Gods Eaters. Crazy ass mofos."
Hearing my name, I turn toward the person who spoke it, and found my eyes growing wide.
"Speak of the Devil and he shall come." I say under my breath, unconsciously moving closer to the rocky wall I had my back against, ignoring the throbbing pain on my back and head that I had just noticed a second before.
It was Soma freaking Schicksal. And he looked PISSED.
As he came closer, I prepared myself for the pain the look in his eyes promised me. I didn't have to but that didn't stop me from wincing when he began to rant at me at the top of his lungs.
" You IDIOT!" he roared. Soma's normally cold blue eyes looked like they were on fire and I found that I couldn't tear my eyes away from the spectacle. "What the HELL were you thinking going solo on a mission like this without telling anyone! ARE YOU SUICIDAL? You should have at least brought back up! You should f*cking know better!"
Soma panted, out of breath from all the shouting. He looked tired, but the aggressive look in his stance and eyes didn't go away, and neither did the rather fearsome scowl on his face.
Then came the awkward silence...Well, as silent as it could get when there were sounds of dying Aragami, cursing Gods Eaters, breaking bones, guns firing, and large sharp pointy objects piercing through flesh.
"Well?" Soma said after some time, his Godarc planted in the ground, his arms crossed, and his eyes glaring down at me like an angry lion.
I had no idea what he wanted for a response, so I asked what he meant.
"Well what? I don't understand what you mean?"
"YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT I MEAN! You goddamned-! F*CKING APOLOGIZE YOU F*CKING A$$HOLE! You had everyone at the Den worried about your sorry fat a$$ and you ask WHAT? GODDAMMIT KATSU! What the hell is the matter with you, you MORON!"
Jeebus, Soma has some pair of lungs. You'd never have guessed in the game. Or would have thought that he was such a mother hen. You never really do get to see the more intimate side of people in the games you play. Wait a sec-!
"SAY YOUR F*CKING SORRY ALREADY!"
"AHHHHHHHHHHHH! I'M SORRY! IMSORRYIMSORRYIMSORRY! PLEASE DON'T HURT ME!" I scream, my thought track being distracted by the aura of imminent death and annihilation should I not answer immediately.
Hearing my apologies, Soma merely rolls his eyes and sighs.
AHA! There's the Soma I know and love!
And speaking of knowing...
"Um, excuse me? Could I please ask a question?" I ask timidly, because at the moment Soma has me rather scared and confused, just because of a rather small but extremely important detail.
"Yeah? What's the matter? And why are you being so polite, it's not like you. Are you okay? Is it you head? You're bleeding a lot from there." Soma kneels down next to me and I can see the worry in his eyes. I blush at the close proximity and I end up almost completely distracted(because OMG MAJOR SOMA FANGIRL!)but I force away those emotions and ask 'The Question.'
"How do you know my name?" The moment those words leave my lips, I watch as Soma seemingly goes under a transformation. His blue eyes open wide and dilate, his mouth opens into a small gape, his breath hitches, and his hand, which had been nearing my head to check the injury, freezes mid-air and begins to shake. The look he gives me is one of complete and utter shock.
I take a better look at him while he's in that state, and find myself wondering if I'm in a dream or not, despite the throbbing pain from my head that told me I wasn't. And since I probably wasn't dreaming, I decided to ask the OTHER 'Questions,' of which are to be asked in cliched moments such as these in which one meets a stranger in a strange environment. Even though I knew who Soma was and where I was too(this place was CLEARLY the City of Mercy, giant buildings half eaten and a sunset view gave it away)I still needed the comfirmation.
"Also, where am I? And who are you?" To add to the effect, I tilt my head, and scrunch up my eyebrows. Soma just stares and-
Oh. My. God.
What the hell!
Soma FREAKING Schicksal is a hard-core veteran!
HE SHOULD NOT LOOK LIKE A CUTE LITTLE PUPPY THAT JUST GOT KICKED!(No matter how cute it looks, the thought of Soma crying-just NO.)
When Soma speaks, I can just feel the pain and sorrow in his voice. It makes me feel so bad, but the feelings were too strong for someone I really didn't know all to well.
"You don't...Remember me?"
Holy freaking crap, I've never felt so guilty in my entire life, and the situation wasn't even my fault!
Unable to speak due to guilt blocking my voice box, I slowly shake my head.
When I did that, Soma did something I had NEVER, ever thought I would see.
He shed a tear.
A single tear that made feel like the most horrible thing on earth, and without meaning to, my voice come out.
"I'm sorry." And I mean it.
Then from the corner of my eye I see a flash of white and something in me just screamed 'ARAGAMI!' It was heading straight for Soma, who was currently in a catatonic state in which he was emotionally unstable(which I thought Soma had an immunity to).
I am a f*cking idiot.
But dammit if I'm going to let him die without doing anything.
So I summon all the strength I can gather from(what I just realized)my heavily damaged body, spring forward, push Soma out of the way, and scream.
" GET DOWN!"
Then all I knew was pain and the distant sound of several voices calling my name before darkness took me into it's arms.
Me: Oooooooooh~! CLIFFY~! xDDD
Gin: You're so evil! I WANNA KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!
Yuna: You idiot, you already KNOW what's gonna happen next! YOU'RE A PART OF THE AUTHORESSES MIND!
Gin:*blinks stupidly* Oh.
Me:...Right. Run now before I shoot you with a paralyzing bullet and leave you in front of a Vajra to devour you.
Me:...Right. Anyway, please review~! xD Ja ne, minna-san!