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Mel Reynolds

By the time Mel had arrived and Hyde had mentioned her, the six-foot-one vampire lord had her swooped up into his arms in nearly a bear hug. He was playing off a fake pout face "But I enjoy doctoring, it always gets me close to the cute girls in nurse outfits and not to mention all the free blood a vampire could dream of." There was always a catch with him, Saka set Mel down gently and knelt in front of her. His cold gloved hands taking one of hers in a gentle grasp, poking and prodding around gently "Where does it hurt the most?" He asked while relocating a few bones here and there, reaching into his bag to pull out some bandages and firmly wrapping her hand. Before repeating with the other, even with shades on one could tell by his stern composure that he took doctoring serious he almost seemed fatherly with how he tended to his work. "There you go, I never did feel any fracturing so it may be some muscle damage. Take it easy on your hands for a while, drink plenty of blood and get a full nights rest. While I am sure your doctors are very knowledgeable in their respective fields, I am only looking out for a patient and assisting in her well being. But with the recent bombing I am surprised the hospitals were not packed with injured..." His voice trailed off as he stood to his full height, making sure the bag was properly packed and tucked away. Cutting his gaze to Hyde now "Why would I pick a fight with them? I'm too old to pick street fights, that's my son's kind of activities though." He said placing a hand on each hip, his left hand resting just above the katana 'Devilcore'.
"Yeah, her wrists might feel better if she'd stop sparring with the Techs. You know they don't have any hand-to-hand combat skills." Hyde huffed, fumes cleaning out his nose like a chimney.
And even though he technically only saw through one eye, both brows raised when mention of the bombing came to. "Bombing? Don't tell me..." Not too soon, Hyde's head was buried in his hand. "God dammit, can they even hold it together without blowing their own cover? Durem's been scotch free for weeks, who do they have to fight against??"

It was true. Since the NEXGEN had entered town, Durem was doing surprisingly well for a town that that dabbled in organized crime. But it was, for the quiet alone, that Hyde was starting to run suspicious...
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"It was caused by the Kuro's, a man named Faris I believe." Saka said while keeping his attention on Hyde steadily before adding. "They were after Louie and Edmund, though to find out such precious information was not an easy process at all... A hard and sweaty process might I add." Saka said in an almost gloating fashion, though one would wonder since vampires cannot sweat, then who was? His hands squeezing the bag he was holding extra tight upon referencing how he could have attained such information. "Speaking of Kuro... I wouldn't mind taking a stab at dat Cordell." The vampire's cheeks would be flustered... Had he not been dead for twelve-hundred years.
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Mel smiled as she was brought in Saka's great big bear hug. It was a big change for her though she had still been tossing people around the base and probably rough around the edges she had grown more friendly since the three Suits that had picked her up on the road side. It was a slow time for healing process and gave her a chance to form new bonds and friends.
Though she hardly seen Saka he was as close to family as she could have when it came to being a vampire. He was an excellent doctor aswell in her eyes.
When Saka had checked her hand and began bandaging them she seen Hyde's face as he brought up the soldiers she had knocked out. "I am sorry Hyde." She had heard about the bombing of Louie and Edmund's shop. "That bombing it maybe related to Gino. Edmund is the leading protector of the Gambino family even compared to us hes the most trusted but if someone gets ride of Edmund we lose our best edge of the families protection." Mel looked to Hyde
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Scarlet had warped in at Hyde's side almost touching his shoulder. "Saka what is the interest with Athena now? Her time is over and the Red Shield is finish I thought. Its been quite for several months now."
Scarlet tilted her head to on shoulder as she quickly focused on Hyde with a whisper in his ear. "Boo!" That was all she had to say to the Soldier as she dropped an empty darkenergy canister in her pocket.
"Ah! the young half blood is awake this time and not getting arrested by her own people now? My isn't that a change."
"Faris, huh...?" At this point, any kind of information regarding the dark elf mafia was good information. As an Army designed to protect the wealthy handful living in the tropics, the GA knew next to nothing of the criminal element that existed in the city to the west.

But apparently Saka did.

"No fraternizing with the enemy!" Hyde scolded. But, underhanded tactics were the Von Helson specialty. In attempt to brush of such silliness, Hyde readjusted his shades like, "You can give it a shot if you can fight through the horde of vampires they've got under their control, kyuketsuki." It had been widely known amongst the GA of the Kuro gangs army of blood-sucking mercenaries, simply from the words of a dying vampire soldier, who in turn was quickly extinguished by "The Killer".

"Gino..." The name echoed in Hyde's mind. His existence being the only lifeblood keeping the Gambino Army striving. Or rather, his hopeful existence; nobody even knew if he was alive.
"I'm more afraid for Edmund's sake," Hyde stated, adjusting his jacket. "I order custom from H&R Wesley."

At mere mention of Durem, he was spooked by the illusive Scarlet. "Whoa! Hey, when did you come in??" Barked the Soldier, putting a good foot of distance between them.
"And hey, I'll have none of that," He'd go on to say. "We're beyond that. Mel, as young as she may be... she is one of us." But there was a little more than Mel's reputation going through Hyde's mind right now. Hand at his chin, he'd ponder, "If I could get a hold of Tenack, I could have him tell the NEXGEN to go to the DPD and get some intel on this 'Faris' gangster... but," Hyde sighed, rolling his eye. "Those bastards have shown little subtlety. I don't think they're smart enough to carry out such a plan..."
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Kelly Bishop

Mel Reynolds

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"I was once asked, why I had taken interest in you as well. If one hates and only hates then it will breed more hatred, with hatred comes war and with war there is death." He said as he placed the medical bag back in his hover bike before turning slowly to look between Mel, Hyde and Scarlet. "She is destined to suffer a fate not so different from one you nearly experienced, it's not about who controls what or who is in charge of anything." He adjusted his round black shades slowly as he spoke gently "You're not jealous... Are you?" He asked blatantly while leaning against his bike with both hands as support.

"You know... If Mel was not part of the Gambino Army... I would have bitten her and made her part of my coven. I could really see her in a Victorian ball gown in one of my estates, she may get mixed up in the occasional scuffles. She may get arrested by her own people, but she seems to be the only one who doesn't question my actions." He shifted to Hyde, as his tone changed from soft to serious "Speaking of actions, it is not the vampires you have to worry about. No it is several robots that I personally manufactured, the very robots that killed the Durem Dasher, the original Dasher." At the mention of custom ordered clothes, Saka shifted to reveal the tag in the sleeve of his jacket.
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Scarlet looked dumbfounded at Saka's remark. "I'm sorry I did not mean to question you it just seems rather odd to me." Scarlet bowed her head to Mel and Hyde "I did not mean disrespect. Not fully but she Mel is wild and untamed. I'm just not used to seeing her so calmed."
She quickly turned back to Saka. stomping her foot. "I am not jealous." Her face was rather flustered at this point though mostly when she looked at Mel
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Tenack stood his arms crossed on the bridge of his flagship the Endeavor. It had been a few months since Demo forces had moved in and secured every corner of Gaia. The end of the Red Shield war had been declared officially weeks afterwards with the confirmed death of several of the Taurien Family and the imprisonment of the Red Shield Commander Athena. A blanket of peace was falling onto Gaia, but the shadows of conflict always loomed near.
The heir to the Gambino line was still missing in action with mercenaries reported to be hot on his trail. Assets had been put to locating Gino but so far nothing had come back and that didn't sit well with the newly instated Colonel Acki.

NEXGEN troop squads were on patrol everywhere with command posts being constructed in each town. Much of the Demo equipment was in the process of being over hauled and upgrading. During the prior engagements and conflicts DrkNrgy had proved to be lacking in power. A number of groups had developed numerous counters to the Demos prized energy source. The HOUND squads had been stood down while the suits were sent to the labs for upgrades. The Demo fleet was being rotated through the airyards to improve their systems and weapons. The NEXGEN troops made up a large portion of the currently operational Demo arsenal. To support the squads the Golem mechs had been kept on the field.

Marcus Fletcher had been imprisoned for numerous war crimes and command of the Space Station Gambino had fallen under the watchfull eye of the SOLDEIRs. Tenack had made a public announcement stating he had no knowledge of his Lieutenants action as he was busy with other matters. Further more the DrkNRgy labs had stated Fletcher had forced them to unleash the swarm at gunpoint. Though the Demo leader and his men had escaped persecution though distrust was starting to grown between the Demos and a few of the other departments, namely the SOLDIERs and the Suits.
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Spitting his cigarette, Hyde nearly lost it. "Hey! I don't care if you fancy yourself some kind of vampire lord. I won't have you talking about such things so freely!" He seemed bothered, mainly around the man's frankness revolving around the subject of vampire enslavement. But I digress.

"Ah! I can't deal with you weirdos and your fetishes!" Hyde polished his boot off on the cigarette stub on the ground. "I'm too old for this... where is Neon??"
Stomping up to the Soldier's directory where the Graffiti King himself resided, with likely the three flavors of vampire following his tail, Hyde eventually came to pounding his fist on Neon's door.

"Hey! 'Your highness!'" Hyde barked at his door. "You got someone here to see you! With news about robots and bombing and... just come out!" All Hyde, Tsusaka, and the girls would be met with was silence. Silence, broken by a heavy sigh by the Moon Child.
"Days. He's been like that for days." Hyde stated, his head pushed up against arm against the door. "I don't know what his deal is. Usually the guy's bouncing around here like a seven-year-old. I'm starting to wonder if he's even still there..."
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The climb up the frozen mountain would be deadly for most and a workout to any common warrior, but for the demigod Splinter it was extreme training for his new youthful body. He was scaling a slope with two elk strapped to his back in the buff, pick after pick he scaled the frozen slopes. Three quarters of the way there he was not going to stop now, especially since he had to speak with Yuki Otoko on some rather urgent terms. Finally making it to the edge of the rough tundra, he would rock his body steadily and get a footing on the very edge before pulling with every ounce of worn muscle in his body until he rolled into the snow. Standing to his full six-foot height with the four-hundred pounds of elk meat strapped to his body he stepped forward to stare at the housing of the legendary warrior, pushing onward he would finally lash out with his right fist and bang loudly on the door. The training was complete, his cold, nude body was worn to the bone and now he had to begin his mission.
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[GA - Tech Building - Slait's office]

Dragging her nails through her hair, scratching her scalp as her eyes struggled to focus, glazing over the flickering computer monitors she had been staring at for days, "nnn..." she groaned, turning in Slait's swivel, leather, exec-like chair. Rubbing her eyes, she looked behind her to the thin, frame-less television monitors perched up flat against the wall, resembling windows - fake windows of what one would be seeing if this office was actually above ground.

"Morning... already.." she coughed, taking another sip of her sweet tea before pulling the red bow from the back of her head and lobbing it atop the keyboard. She fell back, tilting the chair and staring at the ceiling as she reflected on the past few months - Christ how things have changed.

She began to count on her fingers, trying to remember all the nuggets of detail. Six years and I find myself yearning to rejoin the tech force in the Gambino Army. I arrive on a Thursday, early afternoon. I was greeted by a man who called himself Rome, later to discover that he is less human and more machine. He made a case that my old employer, G-Corp, was to blame for his lack of flesh, but the full story is still unknown to me. I was re-introduced to my shop and later was introduced to an even larger hanger with three odd but enjoyable teammates - Kevin, Jeremy and... bald man. Come to speak of, I haven't heard much from them. Last but not least, I discover my old boss, Slait, the man I came back to see, incapacitated with some unknown affliction - werewolf? she scoffed, rubbing her eyes. "Not likely..." still in disbelief.

Now, with Slait unable to take his post, on the same day I arrive I've been given the opportunity to lead the Tech Team as an acting captain of sorts. Her eyes scan Slait's desk, even in this digital age they live in, paper has not gone out of style. This work... I just want to get back to my projects...

Luna lets out a silent sigh as her hand reaches for the bell attached to her collar - chimeless as the hammer had been removed, a simple gift her father had left for her before he passed away. She squeezed it and twirled it as she normally did when she felt stressed.

Suddenly, with a gasp and flicker of her ears, her eyes brightened up. "Neon!" she exclaimed, leaning forward in a crash with her hands on the paper riddled desk - the work she had been thrown into keeping her from reuniting with her long lost friend from all those years ago. It was true, she remembered hearing the name come up in conversation from one of the passing soldiers not to long ago; her friend had returned to GA. He had been resting in his quarters for some time and she had been meaning to make her way over to him but, honestly, couldn't find the time.

She stood up rather suddenly, a surge of dizziness flooding her low blood sugar and malnutritioned self as she stumbled around to regain her balance, holding her head, just realizing how tired she really was. But regardless, she slid Slait's frosted glass door open and started making her way through the frigid, empty tech corridors.

[GA - Soliders Directory]

Her boots clicked against the ground as she made her way closer to Neon, noticing her pace was just short of a skip or a jog. Swiftly maneuvering around the hustle and bustle of morning rush - soldiers, engineers, workers of all sorts rushing to their post or project - she found herself just a corner away from her destination. Moments after hastening her steps, she found herself stopping abruptly, the sound of pounding and shouting from around the bend making her a bit apprehensive. Luna peered around the final corner to find the area smelling heavily of burnt tobacco and... her nose twitched, is that.. blood?

Quick, as usual, her eyes clipped to every edge, every line, every detail of their persons, memorizing and measuring the physical before pulling back until she was out of site. Her ears flickered as she lightly pressed her shoulder to the wall, listening intently to the four congregating outside Neon's door... or what she thought was Neon's door.

Saka Hirozumi

An assortment of giggles began to parade the area, collecting around Splinter's downed body.

The legendary demigod, father of Tsusaka, would quickly find mirages of beautified silhouettes, who shifted in and out of the relentless blizzard like a ghosts. And ghosts is what they were; pale like hardened, frozen corpses, they closed the gap between them and Splinter, collecting around the ancient superhero, likely harboring malicious purpose. Suddenly, they would scatter, at the command of a man more than capable:

"Make way! Snow maidens..." Instructed the man garbed in corpse-blue samurai garb, sword addressing his right hand. This snowy cottage was his abode. As he approached the fallen Splinter, his cold, wintry eyes flashed a deep blue, and the closer the yokai came, the warmer Splinter did seem. "This man is of divine ancestry."

Not long later, Yuki Otoko, one of the yokai lord Jiro Hotaru's retainers, had taken in the frozen demigod, housing him in the warmest part of his haunted estate - the onsen.
While Yuki himself, as well as his collection of chilled courtesans, grouped around one corner of the large, volcanic bath (with signs shown from the collecting thin-ice forming their territory), Splinter had the whole other side, as well as a nice warm cup of tea, to himself.

"What brings you here, son of Inari?" The cold-faced undead asked, his hair managing to still frost, despite the warm waters. As his brow raised, ice broke. "Haven't you caused enough trouble for Jiro-dono? After all, it's only because of your father that he doesn't condemn your super-heroics." He spoke, his breath appearing glossy in the chilled air. "You must have important reason, not to mention resolve, to climb this far up my mountain..."
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Taking a moment to sip on the tea he had been given before sitting it down, unstrapping the elk he would reach back and retrieve his bag of belongings. Out of which he pulled a robe, green in color and trimmed in white fur. He slung it around his body and tied the waist slowly, hand made of silk and very old. Possibly from the Edo era and maybe older than that, Splinter spoke up with a grin. "I am very old and very tired, even with this young body I often find myself wondering if my antics are worth the effort anymore." Moving across to sit nearly in front of his frozen warrior companion, with tea in hand of course.

He would look at him while taking a sip "The sword has shown up, 'kogitsune-maru' as it was named by the infamous blacksmith Munechika and my father." His orange eyes sat on the figure of the undead warrior "Though... That is the least of your concern because I come to you as a messenger... On Inari's behalf naturally." Reaching deep into his left sleeve he would retrieve a gold envelope and pass it across while explaining it. "Inari wishes for a blizzard of epic proportions, and in return for three bags of rice and an hour glass you will receive a month of immortality." The tea was brought to his lips again.

Splinter while taking a seat slowly crossed his right leg over his left slowly, leaning back while clearing his voice lightly. "I think that next time I climb your mountain... I should wear clothes... The maidens are a nice touch though." He admitted while rubbing the back of his head with a chuckle, sly like a fox with his lecherous ways, time had not changed him one bit.

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