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No chance to RP it anyway, apparently, so...

Yoshi, in the evening, eagerly waits for Aran to join him. In all his sorrow and darkness, she seems the only hope and light...he is truly finding her presence helpful, she comforts him a lot and manages to distract him.
He notices her not coming but another servant is sent to him with the dinner. "Gomapda, but...where is Aran, ahiumma?"
"Prince Julian got her fired for robbery..." She bows her head while serving him. "He sent her away from the Capital."
"What...but she was innocent and it has been days!" He rubs his forehead. "Mianhamnida...I am not hungry." He leaves and returns to his room in tears but that's when he finds his fishes on a dish, after being fried. He breathes deeply but bursts in tears.
He sobs a lot. "The...the..last gift of... abeoji..." He curls up in a corner, totally shocked and in pain.

*+*

Noriyori meanwhile is at the usual place in the garden, bored. Perfect time as usual, Song returns from his training.
She was hoping he wouldn't show up but instill she knew he would, after what he said the day before. Today it is not her day at all, she still cannot find Yo and starts to think she will not be able to bring PaOh back. She feels very down and like about to explode. Haru and Yoshi show feelings much more than her, they cry much more and compared to her, she looks very tough and like nothing can touch her but...the softest hearts have the toughest shields.
Song sits beside her, enthusiastic and eager. "Shiix Xu! I am so tired after working all day...but I couldn't wait till tomorrow to see you!"
"Shiix Xu." She says coldly and with a low voice.
He raises an eyebrow and snorts. "Yah, happy to see you too."
She curls up and leans her forehead against her legs. He looks at her and leans his head on her shoulder and wraps an arm around her.
As he does that, she starts to sob. "Appa... appa."
He caresses her head meanwhile, not joking anymore. Now he starts to think about his own troubles, what he went through with his family and his eyes get teary.
He wipes his tears and stands up. "Yah... better if you go inside to rest." He gently takes her arm and she slowly stands up. They head to her room and he looks around, to make sure no servant is around to see...he doesn't want strange rumors about himself.
She walks inside and stands still, continuing to cry silently. He enters too and closes the door, then hugs her. "You are making me cry too..." He mutters with a low voice.
"Jerk." She says, letting him hug her. "We are two jerks."
He snorts and cries at the same time. "We are." He leans his head on hers then takes her chin and softly kisses her lips, still in tears. They kiss a few other times but always very softly.
They sit on the bed, then lie down. "My abeoji...lately it was all a beat up because of my stubborness. Before, though, he was proud of me, he bragged about me and made me a Zhou. Most would have just let me stay a bastard." Song says, staring at the ceiling.
"Appa was the best, he has always spoiled me... whenever mom punished me, he would come to reassure me and bring my favorite sweets.
He gave my life for me..." She bites her lip hard and shuts her eyes as more tears drop. She then curls up against him.
Song takes a deep breath and turns to the side to hold her in arms. They both end up falling asleep.


*+*

Yoshi remains alone the entire night, in the morning he doesn't leave the room and sends any servant coming to him away. He doesn't even eat, he is really this depressed.

*+*

They wake up only as the servant come to knock at the door for her breakfast. She sits up and notices Song. Before it's too late, she tells the servants to leave the food outside.
She goes to take it once they leave, then walks inside and locks the door.
Song looks way more stunned than her. He sits up and rubs his eyes. "What time is it?" He says while stretching.
"Should be 9am. That's the usual time they wake me up."
He quickly stands up at her words. "Shii! I am late for the training and the eunuch sure noticed I wasn't in my room!" He hurries to fix his hair then leaves her room.
She blinks, then glances at the food. "No..." She shuts her eyes. "Mochi... they haven't to serve me mochi..."


*+*

Only in the evening he leaves the room. Like a ghost, he walks towards the garden.
He approaches a deeper lake and stares at the water for a bit, but eventually he jumps. Drown, that's the plan.

*+*

Noriyori leaves the Imperial Palace and when she starts to be hopeless, she finds Yo. She doesn't waste time and kidnaps him but without showing her face, she just chills him and cover his eyes.
She goes to their manor to do this, quite sure it is empty right now. She leaves him on the island of the kitchen and starts to prepare for the exchange of souls, then the ritual. First she wants to make sure she can bring him back...
Too bad that in that moment Haru returns home and sees the terrible scene. Noriyori surrounded by green, golden and black auras while apparently taking out something from Yo's chest. His soul.
She stops though, as soon as she hears Haru coming. Her mother looks in shock right now. "Gamja...what are you doing?"
"Umma!" She is a bit shaken now. "Umma...I can bring appa back...the goddess will let me exchange his soul with another, he will live again in anothe-..." She gets slapped by Haru very hard.
Haru is in tears already. "Noriyori...don't you get it? Why are you doing this?.. stop right here, release him."
Noriyori places her hand on the cheek she slapped, very surprised. "I...no! I want appa back! You are the one who should want it the most!"
"This is all wrong. Your father..." Haru sobs. "He...is finally in peace. That's right, I would want him by my side, but... think about it. He is in the Halls, how can we condamn him to this world of chaos and suffering again..."
Noriyori looks down and falls on her knees, finally exploding and bursting into tears. Haru kneels and hugs her very tightly. "He watches over us from there...I am sure...and we will be together again as a family, when it will be our time too."
She continues to cry like mad while Haru comforts her.

After a while, they stand up and Haru glances at Yo. "Release him now..."
Noriyori snaps her finger and the chill breaks. Yo quickly stands up, being incredibly shaken. "What happened?!"
Haru just shakes her head slightly. "Forget it. We don't know how you were here. Now get out."
Once Yo leaves, Haru looks at Noriyori. "You are the Avatar of Zimkesha..."
Noriyori stares at the ground and slightly nods. "Ye..."
Haru kisses her head. "Don't tell anyone and don't use your magic..." The fear she could be seen as a necromancer really worries her.
Suddenly Haru receives a magic mail from X character of Slvj, telling her to run to the Palace.
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1 | Jan 11th 2019 16:55
GamJa
GamJa "Pff...umma is a saint, of course I am worse. How many men she has been with? I am use only with appa." Both... both were. She didn't even make it on purpose to make them fall so much for her.
She raises an eyebrow. "And you actually got sick in his presence, sometimes?"
She blinks at his proposals. "Such an evil mind. Have you ever done it? I'd be the worst bitch ever to do that! You know what...I'll find someone and pay to hit on him. I want to see if he is serious or he is the typical shit with girls. I'd ask you but you are not his type... bitch enough though."
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Onibugi
Onibugi "When on Earth she was fooling two at the same time." He shrugs. Can't judge, he has never been a good partner anyway.
"It wasn't because of the food, it was because my body was still stabilizing to the new jewel... can you possibly imagine what it was like? I felt like starving every 30 minutes and whatever I'd eat I'd reject almost right after..."
He snorts. "This is the longest relationship I've ever been into. The only other lasted one week and ended with..." He pauses for some moments. "His death." Meaning Qing.
"As if I'd help you, little wench."
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GamJa
GamJa Her eyes widen. "My umma?" She snorts, shaking her head. "Daebak, she is cooler than expected! Wre they handsome?
Ugh. Honestly I'd love to imagine the feeling but can't. Too bad." She says sarcastically.
"Actually me too, if we consider I am still talking to him after days." She shrugs but then lowers her gaze. "Ye...but we came and avoided that...
You are just not sure you'd manage to seduce a straight boy! Too bad, here most girls are too princess-like to hit on a boy for money."
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Onibugi
Onibugi "One was Yo, the other I haven't seen well enough. The only morning I was in the same place as him, I wasn't in my right balance."
He snorts. Luckily it ended, it was like a true torture and it lasted weeks. "You just need to stay one whole day without eating then eat rotten food that won't satisfy you." Ez.
"I can't hit on anyone, I'm the man of the Emperor. I don't even want to spit out an hyperbolic fate that could await me if I did such a thing. Ask WooJin, he is a fitting wench for the role." Knows all his sister wenches.
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GamJa
GamJa "Hm...maybe just another copy of appa..." She takes a breath as soon as she mentions PaOh.
"Charming. I will prepare some food to put to rot and wait the right time to try. Life is all about new experiences.
There are not girls, seriously? I will convince some servant but I don't know if he is the type who would look at a maid. Sure he would not, for a male wench. I need one, very pretty one."
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