hyperhero: (neutral; headscratch)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-30 05:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Huh? I thought you said they taught about it.

[And poking at it he had been, though really, Judai is far from any genius not a dueling one, so it's been a miracle that he simply hasn't broken it. Even so, he's still prodding at things, glancing up when Sora talks.]

Did you hear about it somewhere else?
hyperhero: (pout; I totally would've won psh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-30 05:38 pm (UTC)(link)
You -- huh? But you've got a disk like Shun does! Those things don't come from Duel Academia. Aren't you guys from really far forward?
hyperhero: (embarrassed; ah-heh-heh my bad)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-30 05:42 pm (UTC)(link)
[Okay, ow, what is Sora doing and what the fuck is he saying.]

Huh? Hunt? You mean like some kind of game?
hyperhero: (pout; I totally would've won psh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-30 05:51 pm (UTC)(link)
...whoa, other worlds really exist?

[No, wait, wait, go back.]

Wait, why did you take it over? And why are you going after them?
hyperhero: (angry; hurt but standing)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-30 05:56 pm (UTC)(link)
I... don't get it. Why do you need to crush everyone? If it's another world, wouldn't you guys not even be doing anything together?

Why'd you mess with theirs anyway?
hyperhero: (upset; crying quietly)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-30 06:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Four? But --

[His eyes immediately snap to that glowing, staring at it confusedly.]

Why do I--

[And then it feels like he's being ripped in a direction that doesn't exist, hearing Winged Kuriboh's alarmed squeaks -- a warning? too late -- ring in his ears briefly before every bit of sound stops and he's thrown into the oblivion of unconsciousness.]
hyperhero: (pout; I totally would've won psh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-30 06:16 pm (UTC)(link)
This isn't funny anymore!

[Judai is jerking against the table, moving as much as the restraints will allow and very much displeased. It's a credit to his innocence -- or naive belief in others -- that he still thinks that this is a joke, griping at those around him in something that might also be amusing, if it weren't for the situation.]

Come on, guys. I'm hungry! And it's cold! Can I at least have my jacket back?

[The other doctor nods a bit at Sora when he comes in, Judai's jacket laying on one of the tables and clearly rifled through. There's no sign of his deck, of course -- once they got to the part in Sora's memories about him using the cards as mediums, they were whisked away very quickly.]

What kinda joke is this, anyway?
Edited 2014-12-30 18:18 (UTC)
hyperhero: (confused; weh?)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-30 06:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Then what's going on?

[He can't see, he can't even really move, and it's too damn cold on this table!]
hyperhero: (confused; wait what in the fuck)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-30 06:51 pm (UTC)(link)
They were what?

[The doctor turns over to one of the terminals, bringing up one of Judai's memories.]

See for yourself.

[The memory shows Judai panting, in some oddly dark place -- at least, it's clear that it's supposed to be dark, but the actual memory is so bright that it's as if Judai could see in it without any effort. The most alarming thing, of course, is what he brings up to his face -- his hands, shifted to have thick, vicious looking claws on them, which promptly sink about an inch into the metal wall that Judai puts his weight on to try to stand up, clawing down large gashes as he sinks back down.]
Edited 2014-12-30 18:51 (UTC)
hyperhero: (confused; uuhhh sure...?)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-30 06:55 pm (UTC)(link)
[He winces as the light is suddenly burning into his eyes, keeping them closed and trying to open them slowly to adjust to it.]

Who's more powerful? And why are we in a hospital?
hyperhero: (neutral; boriinnngggggg)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-30 07:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Huh? But there's nowhere like this in Duel Academia.

[One of the doctors shakes his head, apparently amazed in the worst sort of way.]
hyperhero: (embarrassed; ah-heh-heh my bad)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-30 07:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh!

...Uh. Why are we here? And how'd we get here? I'm kinda supposed to go back to mine.
hyperhero: (neutral; headscratch)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-30 07:17 pm (UTC)(link)
What for? And what about everyone else?

[...Okay. His eyes are finally adjusted. Seems he does better with darkness than light.]
Edited 2014-12-30 19:17 (UTC)
hyperhero: (confused; weh?)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-30 07:23 pm (UTC)(link)
You didn't tell me about this until a little while ago, so how would I know?

[Fine. Thinking... thinking... He said Fusion Dimension, right?]

Uh... I dunno. You want me to show you how I fuse?
hyperhero: (pout; I totally would've won psh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-30 07:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Ow!

[Don't flick him! Judai pouts at Sora, thinking again. Special about him...?]

You mean the magic?
hyperhero: (neutral; I'm... not sure what I'm seeing)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-30 07:35 pm (UTC)(link)
[Well, Sora seems... different.]

Of course I can! But I told you, that stuff's just mine. I can't teach it or anything.
hyperhero: (upset; ahahaha oh god I'm so fucked)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-30 07:40 pm (UTC)(link)
...? Uh... then... why did you bring me here because of that?

[Ominous enough that even Judai can pick up on it.]
hyperhero: (neutral; aww shit is this a Shadow Game)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-30 07:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Huh? But I already belong to the other Duel Academia.

[He's really not getting it.]
hyperhero: (pout; I totally would've won psh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-30 08:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Not really!

[The glower is ineffective, Judai pulling at the restraints again.]

I mean, it'll be fun to duel other dimensions, but I've gotta get back there for everyone else!
hyperhero: (embarrassed; ah-heh-heh my bad)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-30 08:09 pm (UTC)(link)
-- Huh? War?

[He looks legitimately confused, frowning.]

I'm not sure how I can help in a war...
hyperhero: (pout; I totally would've won psh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-30 08:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm not going to use those powers on people! And how does dueling help fight a war?

[I mean, don't get him wrong, that would be the way to do it, but he's pretty sure his history class didn't say anything about that. He would've paid more attention if it did.]
hyperhero: (confused; wait what in the fuck)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-30 08:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Wh-you can't really do that, right?!
hyperhero: (upset; ahahaha oh god I'm so fucked)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-30 08:50 pm (UTC)(link)
[Oh, that's... uh...]

D-Don't do that!
hyperhero: (upset; severe pain)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 07:40 am (UTC)(link)
I don't want to be a part of a war, though!

[He's a bit too loving and dim for that.]
hyperhero: (dark; and within)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 08:09 am (UTC)(link)
[Judai's protests don't die down, even as the scientists continue their work. The talking, hard to understand for him as it is, what they're moving around, being strapped like this, even the readings, gibberish to him as they are...

He's frightened. He feels truly, deeply frightened, a feeling that's only ever shown itself a few times in his life. And unlike the times before, where he had been just a small child or where his powers had still been sluggish and new, right now, they're fully awake.

The only warning that they're given is when Judai's vitals spike sharply, and dramatically, upwards, and then all of the lights in the room promptly shatter to pieces.]


Let me GO!

[There's a sharp shunk as Judai's claws sink about an inch or two into the table, clawing at the metal as he jerks his wrist, straining against the restraints to get the claws in them instead. His voice is layered with a deep, dark power, and his eyes have shifted to two different colors, glowing so brightly that they outdo even the computer screens.

And to make matters still worse... something just slammed into Sora's back, shoving him right off the table.]
hyperhero: (upset; crying quietly)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 08:20 am (UTC)(link)
[He jerks at what's injected into him, but while his vitals start dropping back down, it's very slowly -- far too slowly, as one scientist cries out as she's grabbed by what looks like tangible darkness, only spared being choked because of getting her hand up over her neck in time.

Seeing this isn't working, another grabs a second of the machines, pressing it to the other side of Judai's neck and injecting the second vial.]


Ah..ng...stop...it...

[Mercifully, this seems to be working better -- the vitals drop more quickly, the darkness around them weakening quicker as the color fades out of his eyes, those claws shift back to normal hands, and the wings -- did that knock Sora off? -- dissolve into shadows.

It's only about a minute, but it feels much longer, before Judai's body finally goes lax again, eyes closing as everything evens out and he slips into unconsciousness.]
Edited 2014-12-31 08:22 (UTC)
hyperhero: (confused; weh?)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 08:33 am (UTC)(link)
Nothing in his memory showed that.

[One of them finally speaks up, breaking the tense silence as she shakes her head. She's bleeding a bit from a cut on the face, thanks to the glass that flew everywhere, but at least it missed her eye.]

Are you sure?

[Another one, giving her a look and definitely worse for the wear, as he hadn't dodged quite as well.]

Absolutely. I went through all of them myself once Sora's memory was recovered -- whatever that was, he has no memory of ever having done it himself.

[The room falls silent again, one of the doctors moving to start checking over those who got caught in the way and see what treatment they need.]
hyperhero: (upset; siiiiiigh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 09:08 am (UTC)(link)
[As Sora will be told once he comes in, it seems Judai wasn't lying at all, or even exaggerating -- the sheer amount of food Sora saw him eat was close to necessity, considering what they've found out. They had completely cut it out for a few days, both to weaken him as quickly as possible and to test, and then slowly began to feed him until they found the point that his body wouldn't actually turn on itself to keep sustained. It's quite a lot... the amount needed to keep his body from cannibalizing itself is close to the amount a normal soldier in Academia would eat to keep healthy and in fighting shape.

The restraints he's in are set to make struggling as hard as possible -- the restraints from the ceiling are reinforced by a flat sheet of metal so that his entire hand can be kept still (harder to break that way) with his ankles restrained similarly, both kept apart by an almost 90-degree angle to make it further difficult. The only thing he's got on is boxers, though that jacket is still hanging nearby -- a sort of assistance tool, one explains, as even that had prompted Judai to try struggling again when an incorrect dose had left him aware and someone had tried to take it.

The scientists are a bit unnerved, for obvious reasons, once the serum to neutralize the sedatives is injected, and are more than happy to back off and leave Sora as the only one close to him.

Judai's wake up is painfully slow -- he's always been slow to rouse, but with being under drugs for so long and the lack of any real energy in his body, it's an even longer time than that before he finally groans, head turning a bit to either attempt to see through the blackness or shake off the dizziness.

He feels completely disorientated...]


Where...?
hyperhero: (pout; I totally would've won psh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 09:21 am (UTC)(link)
Academia?

[Oh, that's right... that cheerful voice hurts -- though whether physically or otherwise, Judai can't really tell -- and he turns his head again, trying to "look" at Sora even without being able to see.]

Just... let me go home already, okay...? This isn't funny anymore.

[He seems to have no idea how long he was out... nor does he seem to remember the incident just yet. The drugs really have played hell on his mind.]
hyperhero: (upset; siiiiiigh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 09:38 am (UTC)(link)
Cronos?

[That's the only "professor" his addled mind can come up with, unfamiliar a name as it is to Sora. No... wrong Academia...]

I gotta go back anyway... everyone's waiting for me...
hyperhero: (pout; nehnehnehneh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 09:44 am (UTC)(link)
Is not. We got back here somehow... and that time thingie that it used got us there. So it's gotta be.
hyperhero: (angry; hurt but standing)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 09:51 am (UTC)(link)
I'm not gonna fight. I don't duel to fight. Dueling's for fun and connecting to people. Not hurting them.
hyperhero: (upset; oh shit I'm gonna die)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 10:02 am (UTC)(link)
What?!

[Oh, come on. That's just a kick below the belt, man. It seems to have helped cut through that fog, at least. He's getting more aware.]

Come on, Sora... you can't do that! I'm hungry...
Edited 2014-12-31 10:03 (UTC)
hyperhero: (neutral; aww shit is this a Shadow Game)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 10:10 am (UTC)(link)
...Huh? I did what?

[The food thing is important, but something about the way Sora says that first part unnerves him. Wrecked a lab...?]
hyperhero: (upset; welp there goes my streak)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 10:22 am (UTC)(link)
I... did...?

[That memory... yes, he can actually faintly recall it. That feeling of being afraid had been almost... out of him. He had been able to feel everything around him somehow. That darkness?]

I remember that... I didn't like the lights for some reason.

[So they'd shattered because he wanted them gone, even just instinctively?]

And I wanted to get off the table, so I knew the claws could break it, but...

[What had happened? Everything's some weird sort of mix of fuzzy and sharp, like the memory's somehow of the entirety of a room without any blind spots, yet all covered in some kind of foggy filter.]

I don't... remember trying to hurt anyone. I just wanted off.
Edited 2014-12-31 10:23 (UTC)
hyperhero: (confused; weh?)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 10:41 am (UTC)(link)
[He hates that, but... if he really almost killed people, like Sora says -- and for all that he's doing, Sora is still his friend, so he has no reason to doubt him -- then he'd rather go hungry than actually have someone end up badly injured or worse.

Which is why his reply might shock the other boy, especially considering Judai's usual almost-addition to food.]


Alright.
hyperhero: (upset; siiiiiigh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 10:47 am (UTC)(link)
I don't want anyone to get hurt. And I don't remember... I wouldn't have tried to kill anyone if I could help it! And if I did, that means I couldn't. So... if this is the way to keep me from doing that, then it's okay.

[At least for now, but... with his magic-ties and natural big-eater state, it's likely the lack of proper meals will get to him soon enough.]
hyperhero: (upset; but I really tried....)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 10:51 am (UTC)(link)
[It's enough to make Judai twitch a bit, his stomach protesting strongly enough that he bites down sharply on his lip. Oh come on, Sora... he knows you like that stuff, but don't torture him like this!]

They don't really do that... normally. I just don't know how to use them, so I guess... it got crazy when I got scared.
hyperhero: (confused; wait what in the fuck)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 11:06 am (UTC)(link)
[...Wait, is that for him? Judai opens his mouth without any hesitation, clamping down on the treat so hard that Sora's fingers might've been taken too, if it weren't for the stick. It takes all his willpower not to crunch it to pieces immediately, but he's sucking so hard and desperately on it that it's almost cute.]
hyperhero: (neutral; cute thought)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 11:32 am (UTC)(link)
Mrpgng.

[It's the only reply Sora gets as Judai continues to focus on the candy, the agony in his stomach easing a little at the taste of food, however junky, being given to it.

Even if he was willing to agree on that to dampen his powers... that hunger is just too much to really be denied when there's food near like this.]
Edited 2014-12-31 11:33 (UTC)
hyperhero: (embarrassed; I thought you were a koala)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 11:59 am (UTC)(link)
[He gives a disappointed, almost desperate whine when the stick is pulled away -- he wanted that too, dammit, as unwilling as it would have been. But he lifts his head a little bit as Sora talks, nodding weakly.]

I can do that.
hyperhero: (confused; weh?)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 12:10 pm (UTC)(link)
[The scientists are still a bit wary, but move in as they were before, gingerly beginning to pick up the tests they had left once Sora had been sent down. When Judai doesn't stop them -- complaining, certainly, especially when something is poked or stuck into him -- they get a lot more bold, beginning to work normally now that there doesn't seem to be any danger.]

Sora. My deck's okay, right? Everyone's still together and it's not damaged or anything?

[...He's not even asking for it back.]
hyperhero: (embarrassed; hahaha you dumbass)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 12:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Great.

[No, he doesn't think that at all, but being Judai, with his deck not on him, he has to worry. Though their examination won't give them any insight... they're the exact same cards that everyone else has and uses, after all.]

Thanks... Can I get it back? Even if just for a couple minutes?
hyperhero: (upset; crying for the lost)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 12:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Okay.

[OW he jerks as something's suddenly injected into his side, sucking in a breath as his hands tense. His vitals jerk up a little, whatever that was clearly causing some distress. The scientists watch the screens, murmuring quietly and taking notes.]

W-What about my jacket?
hyperhero: (pout; I totally would've won psh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 01:22 pm (UTC)(link)
[From the fact that his vitals are starting to fluctuate some, more than it looked.]

G-great. Don't let them get rid of that, okay?
hyperhero: (pout; nehnehnehneh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 01:57 pm (UTC)(link)
No way! Red's my favorite color, remember? B-besides, that's the jacket I got when I first joined Academia... and it's like the ones my friends have.

[They dip a little, then rise higher, Judai's body apparently struggling with that serum.]
hyperhero: (embarrassed; hahaha you dumbass)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 02:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Just watch.

Thanks...

[The vitals fluctuate for a bit longer, getting worryingly high at one point... and then simply plummet back down, acting a bit jerky before they steady themselves after some trouble.]

Akihiko?

Yes.

[As the addressed scientist moves over to make notes, the other turning to Sora.]

We've noticed that his powers seem to have an almost passive effect on his body. We've been introducing some mixtures that cause mild, but still noticeable, problems, like the high heart rate you saw, to see how well it's handled. Even in his starved state, most of them are neutralized without any interference from us, given enough time to purge it.

[Akihiko pipes up from his position, glancing over.]

It's still only a theory, and stretching a little at that, but we suspect that he might actually have the ability to purge his body of anything it identifies as "unnatural". We won't know how far that can go until it's safe to test him with more threatening mixtures, but... it might possibly even extend to healing himself of physical wounds.
Edited 2014-12-31 14:26 (UTC)
hyperhero: (confused; weh?)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 02:41 pm (UTC)(link)
It's only a theory, remember. But every serum we've tested on him has had the same result of being purged on its own, which suggests at least some sort of healing factor. He may or may not know about it -- ask him about it. I have the feeling he'll respond better to you.

[Considering Judai isn't responding to them at all right now... it's strange. Almost as if he can't hear the scientists, or their voices are just white noise to him.]
Edited 2014-12-31 14:41 (UTC)
hyperhero: (embarrassed; hahaha you dumbass)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 02:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Nn?

[He lifts his head back up, shaking a bit as if Sora's voice had somehow effortlessly cut through whatever haze he's in.]

Yeah, I'm awake.
hyperhero: (neutral; eh huh?)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 03:08 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm really hungry and I feel really tired all of a sudden.

[Hm... likely that power's fault, at least for the second one, considering how little energy his body actually has.]

Huh? What other ability?
hyperhero: (embarrassed; ah-heh-heh my bad)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 03:24 pm (UTC)(link)
[Whatever he was going to say is interrupted as he desperately snaps at that chocolate, devouring it as quickly as he can. He still can't see, so he can't quite be mindful of Sora's fingers...]

Oh, yeah... that happens sometimes. That's why I could walk around after catching you without hurting a lot a few days later.
hyperhero: (upset; but I really tried....)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 03:37 pm (UTC)(link)
-- Ah, sorry...

[Crap. He didn't want to bite Sora!]

Yeah, it is, kinda.
hyperhero: (embarrassed; hahaha you dumbass)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 03:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Because I bit you. I didn't mean to.
hyperhero: (pout; I totally would've won psh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 04:00 pm (UTC)(link)
You're my friend. Even if you're being a jerk, I still don't wanna hurt you.
hyperhero: (happy; I just fell on my head!)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 04:10 pm (UTC)(link)
You got it!

[There's a bit more energy in him this time, though it's still weak compared to his normal state. Geeze... hunger really does wreck him a lot.]
hyperhero: (Default)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 04:21 pm (UTC)(link)
[You don't have to tell him twice, and for as hungry as he is, Judai is struggling to be careful now. He's still snapping it up like a starved wolf, but he's at least trying to figure out where Sora's fingers are so he doesn't end up taking them off too.]
hyperhero: (confused; weh?)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2014-12-31 04:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks.

[Judai's voice is a tiny bit stronger than it was when Sora first came in; still far too weak, but at least not dangerously so now. He shakes his head a bit, the weight of the mask getting a bit annoying now that he can at least move a little.

He's still starving...]
Edited 2014-12-31 17:19 (UTC)
hyperhero: (embarrassed; I thought you were a koala)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-01 07:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Alright...

[The scientists move back over, Judai falling back into that oblivious state of his as they poke and prod at everything they can.]
hyperhero: (happy; a reassuring wink)

Episode 2 - The Unwilling Apprentice! Judai's Resistance

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-01 07:34 pm (UTC)(link)
[As it turns out, Sora's little talks with him (in combination with the slight bits of extra food or treats) turn out to be enough: Judai gives no resistance towards the tests, even once they up his rations a bit to test a few more dangerous serums against him. Though he isn't entirely cooperative... the extra food does make him a bit more aware, but he still doesn't seem all that inclined to answer the scientists' questions. Even so, all it takes is Sora repeating it to get the answer from him, the small boy clearly some sort of weakness in that stubborn will of his.

But even so, as all the fighting he does is simply against talking, the Professor -- with the reports from the scientists -- eventually decides that it's safe enough to release the restraints and increase the food he's given to give him enough energy to actually be able to function, though not enough to fuel his powers by any real significant amount. After all, with his obedience at least somewhat bought and Sora's use to control him fully realized, it's time for Step 2: actually starting to train and sharpen that dull mind of his.

When Sora's called in again today, it's to find Judai actually sitting on the floor, devouring everything set around him like a pack of wolves. Seems they didn't even manage to get it to the table before he fell on it...]
Edited 2015-01-01 19:35 (UTC)
hyperhero: (embarrassed; hahaha you dumbass)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-01 07:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Not after I haven't had any for that long!

[Well, what counts as "any" in his book. There are already empty bowls and plates behind him... this has to be at least double what Sora himself would get, and there's even some sugary-snacks scattered around in that mess.]
hyperhero: (pout; I totally would've won psh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-01 08:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, yeah! I eat a lot, remember?

[...And he almost bit through that plate.]
hyperhero: (Default)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-01 08:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Crocker-what?

[This is going to be a long day.]

Sure! Where are we going?

[He'll just finish wolfing down what's left, almost before Sora can blink again.]
Edited 2015-01-01 20:44 (UTC)
hyperhero: (happy; I just fell on my head!)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-01 08:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Finally...

[He's pretty sure he hates all kinds of tests, now, written or otherwise. Feeling better now that he's eaten -- even if it wasn't as much as he'd like -- he stands up, stretching and grinning a bit.]

Let's go!
hyperhero: (Default)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-01 09:07 pm (UTC)(link)
[It just means that Judai, wearing nothing but his boxers and his jacket, sticks out even more than Sora himself does. He seems to be curious, though, glancing around at the people they pass.]

Ah, yeah, you guys have the same dorms here, right?
hyperhero: (happy; I just fell on my head!)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-01 09:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Makes sense! You were always a tough opponent!

[He sounds so cheerful, like he hadn't just been kept chained up and starved for weeks.]
hyperhero: (pout; I totally would've won psh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-01 09:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, yeah, that "hunting" mission thing?
hyperhero: (Default)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-01 09:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, you can leave them alone now, right? Since you're staying here.
hyperhero: (neutral; headscratch)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-01 10:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Huh? In charge of doing what for me?

[Didn't he already finish the tests?]
hyperhero: (embarrassed; ah-heh-heh my bad)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-01 10:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, I'm not gonna hurt anyone! But what do you guys still want me to do? You did all the tests, right?
hyperhero: (embarrassed; I thought you were a koala)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-01 10:35 pm (UTC)(link)
...Yeah, kinda.

[Give him a break, Sora. He was in a drug-induced haze for weeks and a malnutrition-induced one after that.]
hyperhero: (angry; hurt but standing)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-01 10:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Wait, for that war thing? I already said I wasn't gonna fight in a war!
hyperhero: (pout; nehnehnehneh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-01 10:58 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't care that they don't care. I'm not doing it.
hyperhero: (pout; I totally would've won psh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-01 11:04 pm (UTC)(link)
[That makes him flinch visibly. Oh, come on, why did they have to use food like that?]

Well, then, just send me back home. I'm not doing it.
hyperhero: (angry; you'll pay for that!)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-01 11:12 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm not being mean! I'm just not going to fight and hurt people, especially not in dueling! I don't like doing that even when I have to in order to protect my friends, I'm not gonna do it for some stupid war!
hyperhero: (angry; hurt but standing)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-01 11:23 pm (UTC)(link)
[Judai is a bit taken aback, but yells right back without hesitation.]

War is stupid! It's one thing to protect everyone who's important, but taking over other places and chasing down people is wrong!
hyperhero: (angry; you're the worst kind of person)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-01 11:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Nothing I'm saying is a lie, Sora! And you can't take stuff just because you want it! I'm not gonna be any part of this "Academia", no matter what!

I'm not going to use my powers that way! And that's that!
hyperhero: (angry; you'll pay for that!)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-01 11:52 pm (UTC)(link)
[Oh, he's noticed, but he doesn't care.]

I'm not. If this is how your dimension works, then I really don't want to be here. And if you guys can't find a way to send me back home, I'll figure it out myself.

[And with that, he yanks his jacket away from Sora, putting a bit of that darkness-enhanced strength behind it so he can turn on his heel and start off. He'll just look around for his deck, first...]
hyperhero: (embarrassed; ah-heh-heh my bad)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 12:00 am (UTC)(link)
Huh-?

[Okay, this door is locked. Was this door locked before?]

What'd you do?!
hyperhero: (upset; oh shit I'm gonna die)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 12:11 am (UTC)(link)
What for?! I just want to get my deck and go home!

[That seems kind of excessive to him, to lock everything down!]
hyperhero: (dark; conceit sublime)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 12:36 am (UTC)(link)
I don't want to help them either!

[Judai's frustration and anger begins to visibly appear, his eyes shifting to the dual-toned colors as the first of those darts zooms past him. Why won't Sora get it?!]

Just let me leave!

[And just like that, his anger and frustration and fear (even he knows what that dart could be) have flipped the switch again, the lights around them shattering violently and spraying the security team with the shards. Oddly enough, no matter how Sora dodges, there's no glass anywhere that he is...

Though the wings are new, Judai uses them well enough to propel himself forward, knocking aside the team ahead of him as he makes his own door, claws sinking into the metal to begin to rip it open.]
hyperhero: (dark; air and fire)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 12:49 am (UTC)(link)
[Judai is hyper-aware of the room like this, especially plunged into darkness as it is, when means he knows exactly when those darts start heading in Sora's direction.

The "door" forgotten, Judai whirls, the darkness snapping up like a tangible -- if small -- wall in response to his desire to protect his friend. That "wall" is the first thing that stops those frantically fired darts. The second is Judai's body itself when Sora is pulled against him, the teen wrapping his wings around Sora's back just to make sure. Having turned back around and with only the thought of protecting Sora rather than himself in his mind, quite a few of the wildly fired darts have caught him in the process.

The drug layered on them is something of the scientist's own invention... a sedative far stronger than normal, specifically to account for those dangerous powers. That means that it's only a moment after grabbing ahold of Sora that Judai begins to sway, the heavy feeling in the air dispelling as those wings and claws do again.]


Don't... stand in the way of stuff like that...

[And then even the glow is gone, Judai falling on top of Sora as the drugs put him deep under.]
hyperhero: (neutral; fast asleep)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 01:10 am (UTC)(link)
[The drug does its work well, if nothing else, and Judai is whisked away without any further issue, Sora taken to be checked for wounds. Once it's certain that's clean, and the recording from the cameras is taken... that's when the flood of questions starts, some of the scientists pouring over Judai's memories again and Sora being put under to check his once he can answer what they want. The conclusion ends up one that is all too pleasing.

Against all logic, for whatever reason, Judai's care for Sora is deep -- deep enough that even after being threatened and yelled at, he was still willing to put himself in danger to protect Sora, even without knowing what the darts actually were.

It's an amazing thing -- just like that, they have a confirmed way to control him, or at the least, curb any of those fits that happen again. Once Sora's back awake, he's filled in on exactly what happened, shown both the camera and the memories, and informed that he's been assigned to Judai full-time, now, just in case. All that's left, after that, is to send Sora to Judai's new room.

It's one that's far less friendly looking than the one before. Noticing that both fits had started with the lights shattered, the ceiling has been set up with reinforced floodlights, intent on making the room as bright as possible without making it fully blinding. Judai is restrained in the middle of it, his lower legs shackled to the floor with his arms held tightly above his head, all of the restraints heavy and reinforced and leaving him in a very uncomfortable position.

The mask around his eyes is another brain monitor, but this one is hooked up to something, the wires crossing out into a secondary room where all the equipment has been stored, just in case.

Judai gives no reaction to the door opening, but the slight groan suggests he's beginning to come around, at least.]
hyperhero: (confused; weh?)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 01:19 am (UTC)(link)
Sora?

[It takes a moment, but he replies, groaning a little and tilting his head into the touch.]

What happened...? [Wait... wasn't there...?] You okay?
hyperhero: (Default)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 01:29 am (UTC)(link)
Because you're my friend. That's the only reason I need to protect you.

[His voice, on the other hand, is as warm as ever, even amidst the groggy tone from the drugs.]
hyperhero: (confused; uuhhh sure...?)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 01:39 am (UTC)(link)
-?

[Judai lifts his head a bit at that, confused. The slight noise from the restraints reveal that he'd tried to move out of habit, but had been kept from returning it.]

Is something wrong?
hyperhero: (pout; nehnehnehneh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 01:45 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, well... I'm still not helping, no matter how much "trouble" they try to put me in.
hyperhero: (angry; you'll pay for that!)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 01:56 am (UTC)(link)
I don't care. I'm not going to do something like that.
hyperhero: (happy; my turn to draw!)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 02:03 am (UTC)(link)
Well... that's my own fault, doing that. But I'm not going to help them. No matter what. People've tried to do bad stuff to me before, but remember what I said? My friends are the most important things to me. As long as I've got you around, Sora, I can handle anything.
hyperhero: (happy; see what I got here?)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 02:08 am (UTC)(link)
Because you're my friend, duh. Why else?
hyperhero: (happy; a reassuring wink)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 02:16 am (UTC)(link)
Even then. Did you already forget about it? I promised I'd be your friend no matter what, so you'd understand why it's important to protect them, and why they matter more than anything.
hyperhero: (confused; weh?)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 02:20 am (UTC)(link)
I am, too. And I don't think you're stupid. But stuff like wars... that's bad, you know?
hyperhero: (pout; I totally would've won psh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 02:27 am (UTC)(link)
That's not really honorable, though!

[He can say it all he wants... someone like Judai, so selfless and caring, just simply can't understand.]
hyperhero: (neutral; headscratch)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 02:45 am (UTC)(link)
...Raised for? What do you mean?
hyperhero: (neutral; boriinnngggggg)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 03:15 am (UTC)(link)
Huh? Uh, I was 15. That was... a couple years ago. Why?
hyperhero: (Default)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 03:21 am (UTC)(link)
Because you're skilled and smart, so you got in early and proved it.

[...is that really what Judai's thought all this time?]
hyperhero: (neutral; eh huh?)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 04:18 am (UTC)(link)
Wow... do they let people join really young here?

[He's still not getting it.]
hyperhero: (confused; wait what in the fuck)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 04:31 am (UTC)(link)
Wait, what?! Why?!
hyperhero: (angry; you're the worst kind of person)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 04:44 am (UTC)(link)
This place...

[Really, he has no idea how to respond to that. People being taken in here from being young and trained for war? And using dueling.]

That's worse than I thought! There's really no way I can help any place like this!
hyperhero: (angry; hurt but standing)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 04:55 am (UTC)(link)
I am too!

[To a damn fault, even.]
hyperhero: (pout; I totally would've won psh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 05:07 am (UTC)(link)
...Well... No, I guess not... if it's just classes.
hyperhero: (embarrassed; hahaha you dumbass)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 05:14 am (UTC)(link)
Well, yeah. ...I'm not really good at schoolwork or anything, but I guess I can try for a little while.
hyperhero: (Default)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 05:22 am (UTC)(link)
Then yeah, I can do that!

[You might have just talked him into it, Sora. At least for the moment.]
hyperhero: (neutral; headscratch)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 05:39 am (UTC)(link)
Eh, you're welcome? Why are you thanking me?
hyperhero: (embarrassed; ah-heh-heh my bad)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 05:47 am (UTC)(link)
Oh. Yeah, I guess that would do it...

[Eesh. He doesn't want to get Sora in trouble.]
hyperhero: (happy; I just fell on my head!)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 05:57 am (UTC)(link)
[Even despite the situation, Judai grins at that, nodding excitedly.]

Man, that'll be great! You're still an awesome opponent.
hyperhero: (embarrassed; hahaha you dumbass)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 06:06 am (UTC)(link)
Man, that was a pretty amazing duel. I don't wanna repeat the falling thing, though.
hyperhero: (Default)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 06:13 am (UTC)(link)
Like I said! You're my friend. You can count on me.
hyperhero: (embarrassed; ah-heh-heh my bad)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 06:32 am (UTC)(link)
Great! [Beat, then] So, uh. Can you get me out of these?
hyperhero: (confused; err run that by me again?)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 06:41 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks!

[Judai shifts to sit on the floor more comfortably, rubbing his wrists with a wince. Man, that hurt... and the fact that he's having to squint against the bright light isn't helping.]

What's with the lights?
hyperhero: (pout; I totally would've won psh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 06:56 am (UTC)(link)
It's kind of irritating, but I don't feel weakened or anything.

[Sorry, guys, but "removing the shadows" doesn't seem to work.]
hyperhero: (embarrassed; I thought you were a koala)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 07:03 am (UTC)(link)
Uh? Thanks?

[Judai blinks, looking at them confusedly, than Sora.]
hyperhero: (pout; I totally would've won psh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 07:12 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, alright.

[Rub rub... his wrists are red from the restraints. Ow.]

So I don't have to worry about those dart things again normally, right?
Edited 2015-01-02 07:12 (UTC)
hyperhero: (embarrassed; ah-heh-heh my bad)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 07:20 am (UTC)(link)
Well... I guess that's good...

[Not so much when he wants out, but he can't do anything about that.]
hyperhero: (upset; I don't know what to do)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 07:31 am (UTC)(link)
Anything's better than bullets!
hyperhero: (embarrassed; hahaha you dumbass)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 07:39 am (UTC)(link)
I guess?

[Says the guy with claws that go through iron.]
hyperhero: (pout; I totally would've won psh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 07:55 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, but I don't like using them in fights. Remember?
hyperhero: (Default)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 08:06 am (UTC)(link)
It's good for cutting through stuff, though. I could probably claw through anything if I had enough time.
hyperhero: (neutral; headscratch)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 08:22 am (UTC)(link)
Really? You think I can do that?
hyperhero: (embarrassed; ah-heh-heh my bad)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 08:29 am (UTC)(link)
Maybe. I don't really know how my powers work that well, so it's just kinda figuring it out as I go.
hyperhero: (neutral; boriinnngggggg)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 08:36 am (UTC)(link)
Who'd help me out? Burst Lady and Featherman try, but I'm the only one with these kinda powers, remember? And I don't like using things like the claws if I can help it.
hyperhero: (confused; weh?)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 08:45 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah... pretty much. The magic itself has other stuff I can do, but claws are just claws.
hyperhero: (pout; I totally would've won psh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 08:51 am (UTC)(link)
I haven't really had a lot of luck with that one.

[Considering how the past few weeks have been.]
hyperhero: (pout; nehnehnehneh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 08:56 am (UTC)(link)
You guys stuck me with darts last time I was using it!
hyperhero: (angry; we can't do that)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 09:03 am (UTC)(link)
That's because this place is a prison. So learning it to escape a prison would be learning it to get out of here.
hyperhero: (pout; I totally would've won psh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 09:14 am (UTC)(link)
I'm pretty sure I'd just get shot again!

[Apparently, now is the time he actually uses his brain.]
hyperhero: (confused; weh?)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 09:21 am (UTC)(link)
Are you gonna help me train that?

[Because that might actually work.]
hyperhero: (kuriboh; cute and cuddly)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 09:28 am (UTC)(link)
Great! Thanks, Sora.

[Hook, line, sinker, and probably the pole, too.]
hyperhero: (embarrassed; me? nope not a chance)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 09:33 am (UTC)(link)
That's be great, actually! I'm starving!
hyperhero: (happy; I just fell on my head!)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 09:39 am (UTC)(link)
[And he'll happily wait, like a trained puppy at the door, until Sora gets back. Though the things he's slipped up and said have already been noted... and filed away, just in case they become necessary.

When Sora does come back, Judai perks up immensely, grinning.]
hyperhero: (happy; my turn to draw!)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 09:53 am (UTC)(link)
[And he's more than happy to eat it there, tearing into as rudely as always and swallowing everything down in huge chunks. He really is almost feral when it comes to food...]

Thanks!
hyperhero: (happy; sssh!)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 10:02 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I don't think I've ever seen you without 'em.

[Speaking of sweets, he'll just chomp on that donut.]
hyperhero: (happy; I just fell on my head!)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 10:08 am (UTC)(link)
Maybe I should start doing that and carry snacks in mine!
hyperhero: (neutral; headscratch)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 10:17 am (UTC)(link)
Why would I forget that I had snacks?
hyperhero: (Default)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-02 10:20 am (UTC)(link)
Well, squished candy's still candy!
hyperhero: (embarrassed; I thought you were a koala)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-03 07:17 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah! The bad'd thing would be if it melted in your pocket or something.
hyperhero: (confused; weh?)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-03 07:36 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, alright.

[Judai blinks a bit at that, curious as to what the call was about, but stands up, stretching. Even a short time in those restraints made him sore...]
hyperhero: (embarrassed; hahaha you dumbass)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-03 07:45 am (UTC)(link)
What's wrong with talking a lot?

[Judai's right after him, adjusting his jacket a bit. It's still kinda cold mostly naked like this, but eh, he's fine with just this.]
hyperhero: (pout; I totally would've won psh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-03 07:52 am (UTC)(link)
[Well, then he should yell at his superiors to do something about that.]

So? It's not like I can run out the door right now or anything. Last time I tried, they kinda shot me.
hyperhero: (pout; nehnehnehneh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-03 08:03 am (UTC)(link)
Well, fine. I'll just have to do my best so they stop that.

[...and somehow, his getting yelled at has made this better for him.]
hyperhero: (Default)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-03 08:26 am (UTC)(link)
No problem! What are friends for?

[Not what Sora's doing, that's for sure, but Judai's too innocent to hold anything against him.]
hyperhero: (happy; sssh!)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-03 08:54 am (UTC)(link)
[Judai takes a deep breath once they're outside, stretching out under the sunlight like a convict that's just been released from a life sentence. He's getting more than a few odd looks, considering his state of dress, but it's as if he doesn't even notice them.]

Man, it's nice out here! Almost like Academia back home.
hyperhero: (kuriboh; cute and cuddly)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-03 09:12 am (UTC)(link)
It's great! It's on an island, too, and we stay in it for most of the year, except to go home between them -- if you want, anyway. There's places to eat and places to buy cards from, and you can go out on the beach or by the docks if you want when class is out or on free days.

The teachers were great, and a lot of people knew each other! I made a lot of friends in all three dorms, and classes had us mixed around and sitting together a lot too.

[Which annoyed every single person of non-Red dorm when they were sat next to Judai, but since he slept through most everything, he sure doesn't remember that.]

We could also duel wherever we wanted and whenever we wanted, but we had a curfew we had to listen to. Though dueling at night's pretty fun!

[He sounds so excited and proud of his school...]
hyperhero: (happy; I just fell on my head!)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-03 09:20 am (UTC)(link)
Kinda, yeah! It just sorta happens, but I like it.
hyperhero: (kuriboh; I love my partner!)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-03 09:33 am (UTC)(link)
'cause it meant we all took the same stuff, so everyone could help everyone else and we were one big school.

[Ooh, lollipop. He gladly takes it, tearing the package off and starting to lick on it.]
hyperhero: (pout; I totally would've won psh)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-03 09:38 am (UTC)(link)
Because everyone else needed help. Just because I slept through it doesn't mean everyone did, and people still worried over the stuff in there.

[Even when he didn't care, the fact that someone else did seems to be enough for him.]
hyperhero: (neutral; boriinnngggggg)

[personal profile] hyperhero 2015-01-03 09:48 am (UTC)(link)
So?

[From the confused look on his face, probably, yes. At least about anything not to do with food.]
Edited 2015-01-03 09:51 (UTC)