The Harvest-Man

Oct 26 00:19:06 <Dexanote> Shank is still watching the sky
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Oct 26 00:19:58 <Laito> "I would wager it's beyond you to think beyond the most basic of self-awareness, isn't it, Shank?"
Oct 26 00:20:22 <Dexanote> "Huh"
Oct 26 00:21:08 <Dexanote> "Whatdya mean?"
Oct 26 00:21:54 <Laito> Alex stands many paces behind Shank on the deck, hands clasped behind his back. "You don't even think about it, do you? I'm not even sure if that makes you better than humans or more pathetic." He shrugs as if it didnt matter.
Oct 26 00:22:22 <Dexanote> "Bout what?"
Oct 26 00:22:43 <Dexanote> "I know there's big bad thingys out there. Heiden was… er, encountered one."
Oct 26 00:22:56 <Laito> "You. What you do, what you are, why you do things."
Oct 26 00:23:54 <Dexanote> "Cuz I do."
Oct 26 00:24:11 <Dexanote> "S' what I do. I like it."
Oct 26 00:26:12 <Laito> "Yeah. And you get away with it because you're a chain demon, not human. That's the great thing about it…" Alex looks around thoughtfully.
Oct 26 00:26:39 <Laito> "Either way, you're a parasitic coward."
Oct 26 00:27:48 <Dexanote> "What?"
Oct 26 00:28:07 <Laito> "You're a lot of things, Shank, but you aren't deaf or stupid."
Oct 26 00:28:17 <Dexanote> "No, 'm not."
Oct 26 00:30:49 <Dexanote> "Yor soundin a bit stupid yorself, Alex." He picks closer. "What;re you gettin at?"
Oct 26 00:31:48 <Laito> "Well no, let's be honest, your intelligence doesn't get you far at all. You've got to admit that you've only gotten this far because of your big knife."
Oct 26 00:32:57 <Dexanote> "S' served me well yet."
Oct 26 00:33:44 <Laito> "Can't even take a verbal jab without lashing out. Think of the absurdity in that! The terrifying Chainshank, pushed to rage because he can't handle being put off balance by a joke."
Oct 26 00:33:49 <Laito> "Shit, you're worse than Jason."
Oct 26 00:34:43 <Dexanote> His eyes narrow.
Oct 26 00:35:49 <Laito> Alex points. "Man, I love that, when you make that face."
Oct 26 00:36:02 <Laito> "When you're trying to figure out what's being said at your expense."
Oct 26 00:36:08 <Dexanote> "An' why do you find it pertinent to come an bother me, mm?"
Oct 26 00:37:34 <Laito> "Because between you and these people, we've got a lot of stupid decisions. I want to know when you'll be on your way."
Oct 26 00:38:45 <Dexanote> "Mm. So ya c'n sleep safe again, I presume?"
Oct 26 00:41:20 <Laito> "Me? No, I sleep soundly. You like me too much. I just know that, without us, you'd still be in Australia, and without the judgment to not kill you, you'd be dead. The only thing you really want from our little boat is to get out of the pacific isles, so -I- presume that, at some point, you'll be leaving."
Oct 26 00:41:55 <Laito> "There's nothing else here for you. It's not like you've made any friends. Fred is dead after all."
Oct 26 00:42:05 <Laito> "He done Dropped Dead."
Oct 26 00:42:27 * Laito lifts onto his toes for a moment, whimsically.
Oct 26 00:42:44 <Dexanote> 4df+5 He holds a hand out, twisting fingers stabbing at Alex's shoulders and thighs
Oct 26 00:42:45 <Glacon> Dexanote: He holds a hand out, twisting fingers stabbing at Alex's shoulders and thighs: 6 (4df+5=+, +, -, 0)
Oct 26 00:44:00 <Laito> Alex is struck, but holds his ground, grunting. "There we go again with the violence. Never there was a truer sign that I'm fucking right." Alex offers a shitty smile to Shank.
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Oct 26 00:44:20 <Dexanote> He pulls the spears back, tilting his head.
Oct 26 00:44:33 <Laito> "You just -can't- control yourself, can you?"
Oct 26 00:44:42 <Dexanote> "Shut up."
Oct 26 00:44:58 <Laito> Alex stumbles a bit upon being released, laughing.
Oct 26 00:45:17 <Laito> "Come on, Shank, get over yourself. We both know you can't threaten me."
Oct 26 00:45:26 <Dexanote> "Shut. Up."
Oct 26 00:46:57 <Laito> "Uh ooohh, getting touchy. I think we're about to lose our nerve, aren't we?"
Oct 26 00:47:29 <Dexanote> "Shut UP. Yor a… I've killed -" He shudders, a red light behind his eyes.
Oct 26 00:49:34 <Laito> "Yeah yeah, you've killed a lot of people, i get it. And I'll just be another number. A statistic. But you know what? I'll still be fucking right. In the end, you're just a big stupid knife with a big, meaningless existence. how about we try being honest with ourselves, Chain Shank?"
Oct 26 00:52:31 <Dexanote> He hisses, a sound not unlike the wind through a dead tree, and lashes out again. This time, he only barely grazes Alex, the air singing with the needle sharp fingertips.
Oct 26 00:54:54 <Dexanote> "SHUT THE FUCK UP. I CAN… " HE pulls the Scythe out of his back and swings it, clipping a hair from Alex's head. "C'n regrow. I can… A world…"
Oct 26 00:55:12 <Laito> Alex doesn't flinch, seeing the pulled blow from a mile away. "And this is where you fail, Shank. You've met a problem that violence can't solve. Just because I speak the truth doesn't mean that slaying me destroys the truth as well."
Oct 26 00:57:16 <Dexanote> He shudders. "I can… "
Oct 26 00:57:30 <Laito> "You can, what, Shank?"
Oct 26 00:57:54 <Laito> Alex steps closer, getting right up in Shank's blackened face.
Oct 26 00:58:08 <Dexanote> "I can…" He looks down and to the side. "…I c'n…"
Oct 26 00:58:15 <Dexanote> Shuddering. Creaking.
Oct 26 00:59:03 <Laito> "You can't do a goddamned thing, can you?"
Oct 26 00:59:07 <Laito> Alex leans closer.
Oct 26 00:59:10 <Laito> "Admit it."
Oct 26 00:59:55 <Dexanote> "… I can… bring tha world's gardens back." He mutters.
Oct 26 01:00:55 <Dexanote> "I can do that."
Oct 26 01:01:08 <Dexanote> His voice falls to a whisper
Oct 26 01:01:40 <Laito> Alex smiles, and for the first time, it's not condescending. "You can?"
Oct 26 01:02:02 <Dexanote> "Yes. I can."
Oct 26 01:02:20 <Laito> "And that's what you -really- want, isn't it?"
Oct 26 01:02:47 <Dexanote> "…Yes."
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Oct 26 01:03:43 <Dexanote> He's shaking like a lea- AHAHAHA yes i went there.
Oct 26 01:04:18 <Laito> "Then you -do- have a purpose." Alex leans back slightly. "How would you do it?"
Oct 26 01:05:33 <Dexanote> He draws back, just a bit. A look of concentration creeps over his face. "… the… demon sisters, I c'n grow things near me now…"
Oct 26 01:06:49 <Laito> "Then you're like one of us, aren't you? A being with power and an ideal."
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Oct 26 01:08:05 <Dexanote> "… You… could… say that." He whispers.
Oct 26 01:08:46 <Laito> "Then you can ask yourself a question, and I hope you don't consider it lightly…"
Oct 26 01:10:26 <Laito> "Is it really us and you, fighting each other until you can find a place to escape and run amok elsewhere… or could you allow yourself control of yourself enough to, perhaps, see the benefit in making a few friends that might help you some day?"
Oct 26 01:13:36 <Dexanote> He looms back.
Oct 26 01:14:00 <Dexanote> His expression is unreadable, almost as much as usual. He's obviously trying to think.
Oct 26 01:14:06 <Dexanote> He's never felt like this before.
Oct 26 01:14:43 <Laito> "Think about it, Shank. You're better than pure anger."
Oct 26 01:17:03 <Dexanote> "… Yor…" he stops himself.
Oct 26 01:17:32 <Laito> Alex silently prompts Shank to continue with his unblinking stare.
Oct 26 01:19:41 <Dexanote> "Yor… " He crunches his eyes closed, then looks back at Alex. "… right."
Oct 26 01:23:09 <Laito> Alex does a marvelous job in not smiling. Instead he steps out of Shank's personal zone. "Congratulations, Shank, on the biggest stride you've ever taken. Now think about what it means to be more than what you only -thought- you were."
Oct 26 01:23:25 <Laito> Alex turns on his heel and walks back inside the boat.
Oct 26 01:23:45 <Laito> FLAWLESS VICTORY
Oct 26 01:23:51 <Dexanote> You're bleeding.
Oct 26 01:24:31 <Dexanote> Shank looks up to the sky. "… More… Mmm…" He closes his eyes.