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20 August 2009 @ 05:01 am
[Video Post] Apartment B13  

[the LP starts out on the floor of a dark room, with loud screams. It's impossible to see anything but the barest hints of light coming from boarded up windows, but the screaming continues, growing louder, more frantic. the sounds of dull ripping take over the speakers.]

[a splatter of blood goes across the screen at the corner]

[there's another loud scream, shouting, and finally, there's a crack as Watanuki steps on the LP, a crack splitting across the screen of the LP. there is more screaming, and finally, Watanuki's hand flops down in front of the screen, in view. One of the fingers is missing, and dripping blood, which stains the hand. it gives a twitch, and there are low, sickening wails as the hand is pulled down a little, and then, off out of sight.]

[the screen flickers a bit, before it finally cuts off]

[ooc: if you go there, you will see Watanuki's shredded clothing and his LP, and lots of blood]
Doumeki Shizuka: deep contemplationtalldarknsnarky on August 20th, 2009 10:12 am (UTC)
[Doumeki, having figured out the clue, arrives about 15 minutes after the fact, carrying his bow and barefoot.

upon seeing the blood, LP, and shredded clothing, picks up the LP and a piece of bloody cloth, turns off the LP, sits down in the corner with his knees up and his head against his knees.

rough, anguished breathing for about five or ten minutes, his face hidden, shoulders heaving slightly.

after about ten minutes, and falling to silence, he drops the LP in the corner, takes the bloody cloth and tucks it in his sleeve with the egg, speaking very softly]

You broke your promise to Yuuko, Kimihiro.

[stands by the door, looking in for a moment, unable to see the spirits since Watanuki is gone, but repelling them, himself]

Edited at 2009-08-20 10:17 am (UTC)
Kohane Tsuyuri: Never Tell A Liespirit_feathers on August 20th, 2009 10:19 am (UTC)
[Kohane had been standing outside the apartment when Doumeki had arrived. She had been torn between going in there after Kimihiro, and walking away. Without her powers of exorcism there was nothing she could do. But she had promised. Promised to wait, promised herself not to act foolishly.

Watches as Doumeki enters the room and talks to the room, which was seemingly empty to most.

She didn't cry. Tears wouldn't come as she stared inside the room, her LP in hand, having witnessed the entire scene.]

Doumeki Shizuka: zdouhane touching her headtalldarknsnarky on August 20th, 2009 10:21 am (UTC)
[just silently shakes his head at her. he either can't or doesn't want to talk right now.

touches her head lightly]
Himawari Kunogi: sad - worried brows knitbadlucklady on August 20th, 2009 10:23 am (UTC)
[She left and followed Doumeki, knowing something serious was going on, and it had to do with Watanuki. She ran as best she could to keep up with him. When reaching the apartments, she watched where the lift stopped, and followed up after, getting off the elevator and going down the hall, a hand covering her nose and mouth at the smell of blood.]


[coming up to see Kohane and Doumeki... coming to the door, but not going in, seeing the blood. Her hands both over her mouth and nose now, a tiny gasp.]

Kohane Tsuyuri: Stand In the Rainspirit_feathers on August 20th, 2009 10:32 am (UTC)
[Silently stares into the room. She had seen all kinds of things since gaining her power, but seeing Watanuki...

All sorts of emotions churned inside of her heart, in her stomach. Never had it been someone so close to her. Someone she didn't want to see hurt, much less dead. While seeing him dead tore at her, disappointment also conflicted with that. It was what Watanuki had chosen, something she couldn't stop no matter what words she used. His choice, therefore, he must deal with what was to come.

Yet she would stay there. Outside the apartment to wait for him to return.]
Doumeki Shizuka: on guardtalldarknsnarky on August 20th, 2009 10:34 am (UTC)
[glances at Kohane for a moment, then speaks in a low voice hoarse from the stress of his breathing earlier]

Don't go in there alone, Kohane. I understand if you have to wait.

[a pause, then in a slightly cracked voice]

I'm done waiting.

[starts walking down the hallway - going to see Ichijou]
Himawari Kunogi: sad - worried brows knitbadlucklady on August 20th, 2009 10:42 am (UTC)
[Rubbing at her eyes, staring at the mess, and looking after as Kohane prepares to wait, and Doumeki starts to leave.]


[As he left, she followed, and only did catch up to him as he made it just outside the apartments.]

Doumeki!? [She called, no titles or anything, and came up behind him to hug him, arms around him as best as she could, trying not to cry but starting to. She squeezed the hug tight, hiding her face on his back, not sure what she could say.]

Doumeki Shizuka: getting too tiredtalldarknsnarky on August 20th, 2009 11:02 am (UTC)
[pauses as he hears her coming up behind him, and lets her hug him from behind. lowers his face and takes slow breaths, trying to calm down. places his hands over hers on his belly and nods]

I'll be fine.
Himawari Kunogi: sad - worried brows knitbadlucklady on August 20th, 2009 11:11 am (UTC)
[hugs him really tight for a few moments longer, trying not to cry because she knows they come back after a death, right? But still... feels horrible.]

I know better then that.

[And another pause before sighing, not letting go just yet.]

I know you wont... I'm positive of it, but promise you wont go and do something stupid too?

[After all he has been hurt and drinking a lot. She worries about both her boys. Now one is gone.]
Doumeki Shizuka: backglancetalldarknsnarky on August 20th, 2009 11:22 am (UTC)
[squeezes her hand when she hugs him and tells him she knows better, just nodding, and takes a deep breath]

I was supposed to protect him, and I failed.

I'll find a way to atone for it.

[a pause and then a sigh]

I won't do anything stupid.
Himawari Kunogi: sad - worried brows knitbadlucklady on August 20th, 2009 11:38 am (UTC)
[Still hugging him, hiding in his back. She's rarely ever a touchy person, but this and all her past concerns made her one) need a hug and two) felt as if HE needed a good hug. So do forgive.]

You can't protect someone who feels they don't need a protector. We're not at home. This is all different. When he comes back, and he will come back, right? When he comes back... wait and see if he will talk to you first. Then get it all out there? You didn't do anything you have to atone for, I don't think.

Just... please be safe too. He'll come back... things can be worked out. Just please don't hurt yourself more tonight. [She means the drinking. She notices these things you know. Oh, and her hug loosened. If he moved she'd let go.]
Doumeki Shizuka: getting too tiredtalldarknsnarky on August 20th, 2009 11:40 am (UTC)
[he understands why she's hugging him. feels a horrible pang at that, that you can't protect someone who doesn't feel they need a protector. struggles with himself for a moment, then nods]

I understand...

[another pause, and as her hug loosens, he turns around and hugs her back, face to face, giving her a good squeeze]

Walk home with me? I want to see Ichijou.
Himawari Kunogi: sad - worried brows knitbadlucklady on August 20th, 2009 11:45 am (UTC)
[Gets a hug from him as well, so hugs back. Nodding.]

Ichijou-kun must feel horrible about this too. I bet he can smell it... [Knows about that from his comments on smelling Doumeki before.]
Doumeki Shizuka: beautiful pensive profiletalldarknsnarky on August 20th, 2009 11:47 am (UTC)
[sighs a little, closing his eyes]

I imagine he does.

[slides his hand down, takes her wrist, and starts leading her toward home]
Himawari Kunogi: sad - worried brows knitbadlucklady on August 20th, 2009 11:53 am (UTC)
[Just nods, and says nothing, letting him lead the way to home. Her hand rubbing at her eyes once in a while, to dry them, looking at the ground as they went. This was definitely one of those moments where the sadness couldn't be countered with a forced smile. She'd be silent the whole way home.]
Doumeki Shizuka: getting too tiredtalldarknsnarky on August 20th, 2009 11:54 am (UTC)
[is also not feeling up to talking, and is silent the whole way home - thinking about what to do, how to treat Watanuki when he comes back]
Ichijou Takuma: Sleeeping...~not_my_grandpa on August 20th, 2009 10:20 am (UTC)
[He can smell the blood ten fold as it's being spilled and he drops his own LP and leans against the wall with a hand covering his mouth and nose. He tries to choke back tears feeling that it's his fault that it happened even though he meant no harm at all and the gesture was supposed to be relatively harmless. He slides down against the wall and curls up into a ball]
zero_bloodyrose on August 20th, 2009 10:49 am (UTC)
[He had smelled it. The scent of his blood. Watanuki's blood. He had smelled it. Smelled the pain in it. Smelled it before the post was made.

He had left Aidou then. Left before he heard the screams. Watanuki's screams. They had been faint at first, but he had been concentrating because Kimihiro was hurt, so he heard it, and he gasped aloud, Kimihiro's name falling from his lips. The screams went on and on, the utter agony behind it. A witness to his torture.

He was running to him. His heart pounding against his chest painfully, tears falling from his eyes, tears he didn't even realize he was shedding as the wind whipped them away when he used vampiric speed to reach the boy, but even as he pushed himself as hard he could he knew it was too late...

He heard it, the tearing of the flesh. His breathing stopped.

He chewing, flesh being dropped on the floor, the last cries, his heart stopped.

It was torture to listen too but he did unable to stop himself, unable to remember how to turn it down, how to think. But it didn't matter, that's when he heard it, the post.

He watched it.

And broke down.

His legs they couldn't carry him anymore. He was so close... but he knew... had heard his last ear-splitting scream, his last breath, last beat of his heart... he heard it all... saw it and the tears they wouldn't stop falling. His legs gave out, and he fell on the floor. His mind and body numb from what he'd just heard, smelled, seen... the air tasted of death.

He was at the top of the stairwell, the door slightly open giving him ample room to see... he watched Doumeki enter and then Kohane, who was followed by another girl... he didn't know her but at that point he didn't really care.

He buried his face in his hands, the tears unending... the sounds... the footage... they were burned in his memories, he would never forget them...]

Edited at 2009-08-20 10:58 am (UTC)
Ichiru Kiryuu: Comfortkisses4thedead on August 20th, 2009 11:03 am (UTC)
[Ichiru's return to the apartments was slower than Doumeki's and Himawari's. The return not nearly as rushed as his earlier departure. Yes, he had seen the entry, yet the only reason Ichiru cared at all was because of the way his twin cared for the fool. Knew that this was going to hurt him deeply.

Cheeks were blushed in a red tint, flushed from the alcohol he had over at Doumeki's place.

It was while he was standing by the outer door, key in hand, that he felt it. The pain of his other half. Lost in the darkness just like he was. One of the few times he felt this connected to Zero.

Turning his head in the direction of the stairs, as if he knew exactly where his twin was in this exact moment. Mind blank but everything but the most important person in his life, all on their own his feet moved towards the stairs.

There crumpled in a heap of pain and misery was Zero. Slowly, possibly unheard over the sound of Zero's heart breaking, he made his way up the stairs.

Sitting down beside him, Ichiru wrapped his arms firmly around his older brother. Pulled him close so that Ichiru's steady heartbeat was pounding in Zero's ear.]

Zero. Zero. [Repeats his name until he can get a response, in some way.]
zero_bloodyrose on August 20th, 2009 11:19 am (UTC)
[He didn't hear him approach, smell him, his senses, he had done all he could to obliterate them. He didn't want them. Any of it, he didn't want it. He didn't want it.

His heart, the small piece that was left of it after Yuuki, he had encased it in ice, and yet.... and yet....his heart still broke. Another shattered piece.

He felt the arms wrap around him and instinctively clung to them, instinctively knew it was his twin, his other half... another who had shattered a piece of him... first his death.... he had killed him. Drank from him until he died in his arms... and when he'd arrived on the island... when he'd tried to attempt his own suicide... another shattered piece. He had driven him to that... and Watanuki...

He sobbed into Ichiru's shoulder... he had driven him to his own death as well... and again, another shattered piece... there was very little left now... but that was expected...

A monster shouldn't have a heart... and Zero was almost there.]
Ichiru Kiryuu: Unreadablekisses4thedead on August 20th, 2009 11:38 am (UTC)
[Runs his fingers through Zero's hair comfortingly. Ichiru could feel the depth of his twin's pain. He had been there, closed himself off so that he didn't have to feel it anymore. Already knew what it felt like to be numb to everything and everyone.

Drops small loving kisses into Zero's hair.]

I know it hurts. I know exactly how much pain you're in. You want to hide from it all. Lock it away so you don't have to feel it anymore. You can't do that, Zero.

Don't let it destroy you. If that happens, then I'll lose you. I don't want that. Never wanted that. Share your pain with me. I won't let it drag me under. This time, let me be your strength.
zero_bloodyrose on August 20th, 2009 11:56 am (UTC)
[And still he clung to him. A lifeline in the darkness. A dark abyss. He was used to it, the sea of darkness... it comforted him. You didn't have to face your fears in the dark, everything was the same. The same pitch black. Nothing to hurt you.

He barely caught half the words his brother said, their meaning lost to him at the moment.]

Ichiru Kiryuu: Comfortkisses4thedead on August 20th, 2009 12:12 pm (UTC)
[Too bad that wasn't true. Just because it was dark didn't mean you couldn't be hurt. In fact it made it worse because you weren't able to defend against the attacks of pain. Couldn't see what was coming, while pain was adept at slinking around in the darkness.

Without attempting to speak again, Ichiru lifted Zero to his feet. An arm over his shoulder as he carried his emotional twin down the stairs and into his apartment. Despite his already weakened state, Ichiru managed to make it all the way to his bedroom where, he set Zero down on the bed.

From inside of his coat, Ichiru removed BloodyRose and set it aside. Next came the coat itself, followed by his shoes. Removing his own robe and slippers, Ichiru slipped into the bed beside Zero.

Once more he pulled his twin into his arms. Offering the only comfort he could, himself.]
zero_bloodyrose on August 20th, 2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
[Zero let him pick him up, let him take take him to his apartment. The tears had stopped falling... when he didn't know nor care. The ice it grew, encasing what little there was to protect--deny.

He was numb. White. Emotionless.

He let Ichiru lead him to his bed, let him take away Bloody Rose, it couldn't comfort him.

Before he knew it, he was in bed, arms wrapped around his twin. he didn't move. Didn't make a sound, didn't do anything. He simply held him. It was all he could do.]
Ichiru Kiryuu: Emotionalkisses4thedead on August 20th, 2009 12:35 pm (UTC)
[The youngest Kiryuu had his arms wrapped tightly around his twin. He wasn't sure if Zero would, or even could fall asleep after that.

While he was glad that Zero stopped crying, he was also concerned. Sure he had never been the kind to cry over things, even when they were little. Yet holding it in also wasn't a good sign, and Zero was probably holding more than just tonight's events inside of him.

However, if Zero didn't want to cry, there was no way Ichiru could make him. So instead, he began to hum softly, nuzzling his face into the crook of his other half's shoulder.]
zero_bloodyrose on August 20th, 2009 12:47 pm (UTC)
[Even back then when they were but children, Zero had reason to hold things in. A lot of things. Things he couldn't put into words. Didn't dare put into words.

He had wronged them.

Ichiru. Watanuki.

He had wronged them.

No. He didn't think he could fall asleep. How could he...? He didn't move, didn't say anything. He stayed as still as a statute only, but then Ichiru's soft humming filled the silence, the emptiness.... loneliness... and as the seconds kept passing by silver lashes slowly lowered, and Zero slowly fell into unconsciousness, the picture of serenity a cruel joke for the images inside his dreams.

Nightmares... soon they would come, invade his dreams, wake him from deep slumber, heart pounding, breath heaving, body sweating... soon the nightmares would come but for now... a peaceful face greeted his twin.]

Edited at 2009-08-20 12:50 pm (UTC)
Ichiru Kiryuu: Unreadablekisses4thedead on August 20th, 2009 01:04 pm (UTC)
[Ichiru, on the other hand, couldn't sleep. Wouldn't let himself, as he watched over his twin in his most vulnerable state. Instead, he continued his humming and fingers began combing gently through the shorter strands.

When the nightmares came, Ichiru would be there. To wake him when the pain began its attack in the dark. To soothe away the visions now forever etched in his heart, if even just for a moment.

Ichiru knew the path Zero was now walking all too well. Knew it because he too walked the same path. Even still he suffered through the nightmares. But not tonight.

No. Tonight it was about Zero's pain.]
gufufu on August 21st, 2009 02:50 am (UTC)
[Undertaker sat on the railing just down from the apartment, reaching in his sleeve he pulled out a biscuit as he watched the video play out; though he already knew the ending.]

Hmm~ It seems that there's hardly anything left to work with. Though I doubt he felt the worse pain, I wonder if he thought about that before he made his decision.