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I am the wandering shadow of the night, the crow's son.
Tsubasa Yorukage
私は流離の夜の影。鴉の息子だ。翼夜影










"I see. I guess it can't be helped." Yorukage sighed. He'd just try and break it to Sveta gently. That was all he could do.

He sensed an uneasiness in the angel, and wondered if he shouldn't just make a quick exit.

It was true, he wasn't an adult yet. But then, why did he feel like one? He had always felt older than he was...maybe it was the environment he'd grown up in. He wasn't sure he'd ever been allowed to be a child, really. When he was really little, sure, but in recent years, he'd been treated the same as the grownups in the family.

Leave his family? That was something he couldn't do. It was incomprehensible. How could Dexter suggest such a thing?


"Dexter-senpai...I have a duty to my family. I just can't abandon them. If I make my father proud and keep my position as heir...if I become the next Head of the Tsubasa Family...then I can make a real difference. I can get everyone some help. More than they're getting now, anyway," the crow youkai explained. "But you're right--I do need some time away from them to preserve the sanity I have left. That's why I was sent to boarding school in the first place, or at least one of the reasons."

He smiled. "Don't worry about me. I don't plan on spending more time with them than I have to. I'm planning on opening a business using my knowledge of potions and spells, once I hone my craft enough, of course...I have to plan ahead, after all...have something to fall back on just in case something happens."

He paused, and then proceeded to wrap things up here. He needed to move on now, or he'd never get to the rest.

"There's a lot I haven't told you--or anyone, for that matter. But one day, maybe I will. I'd like to give you a way to contact me for when that day comes, or if you just want to keep in touch."

No, they weren't ready for the truth. Not just yet. And there was a lot that he himself still didn't understand, but he knew that by the time that day came, he'd have the answers. He just knew it.







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One day I’ll surely reach the place that can heal my lonely heart.
何時かは屹度辿り着ける。孤独な心癒せる場所。









I walk alone in the mist of the shadows of the night, between light and darkness.
一人で夜の影の雰で歩き、光と闇の間に。
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Ohhh... Ohhh...this just hurts... Dexter had to ignore the motion of pinching the bridge of his nose and shaking his head as he heard everything Yorukage said in response to his advice...or what he considered to be more like a warning. The kid...was thick when it came to matters like these. He was smart but not smart enough to know when to get out or really,really change things. It's not like it's a bad idea. I can always understand wanting to take care of family...but this sounds like a family that isn't worth taking care of! At least not by him by himself! Again, the angel felt himself struggling with the situation. Families were all different but no one should have to deal with this sort of thing. It messes with heads and Yorukage was a prime example of such a thing happening to a young kid! How do I keep getting roped into these kind of situations?! And why can't I be as blunt as the other guys, punch him one and call him a brainwashed moron?! And then call the cops afterwards on the crazy lot. Seeing one too many cop shows and movies with similar set ups to the crow demon's life wasn't helping Dexter's ability to understand and try to rationalize Yorukage's logic as he continued to explain his plans and hopes for his family. The angel just stood there and listened to it all,struggling to keep most of his thoughts to himself. Eventually everything boiled down to a few simple thoughts. Dad wouldn't let him leave. Mom would be honest. They'd tell him he's a kid way over his head and explain how families really work. They'd act like adults because they've been real adults longer and would know how to tell him that.
Overall...the whole situation was started to put a real damper on Dexter's mood and his plans for his day at the beach. He couldn't really have fun now knowing that Yorukage was about to do something incredibly stupid without realizing it...at least,not by himself. I hope Shasta lets me crash the fishing party with him and Tyler... Tayte,where are the stink are you?! Because the angel was ready to admit that seeing his smoking hot girlfriend in a possibly skimpy bikini was the only thing that could make him ignore his guilt and concern for the boy. God I must be shallow for thinking that...but if Yorukage wants to be thick then so will I. At least Yorukage was offering the angel a means of staying in touch. That...was probably for the best. "I would like that." Dexter replied. He still had to repeat what he said earlier...so the crow wouldn't forget. "I still stand by what I say. The situation is too big for you to handle on your own. If you can't leave then get help. Real help from people who know what they're doing and want to help. You have your plans and that's always good. But don't get so stuck in them and what you think your goals should be that you end up sacrificing your chances to live your life." Dexter had enough. He was going back to the water. "Leave your contact information in my bag over there by the others. You'll know which one is mine. Good luck to you,Yorukage. I really hope it works out beyond school." And for once,the angel left the crow demon. Instead of the crow leaving the angel. ...I feel lousy...
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Who's being dragged along: Matt and his swim team posse
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Yang was beginning to feel sleepy as he just enjoyed the weather and the sounds of the beach. Even he needed some down time between grandiose pranks, some time to recharge and let ideas take shape from the ether of his mind. The only downside was that no one could really keep their guard up during such a period, and the merman was no exception. By the time he realized that the swim team was closing in on him, their extremely good-looking captain had his arm wrapped around Yang's shoulder. The conflicting emotions such an action stirred within the merman was enough to snap him back to reality and right back to his current situation. Not this again...

Yang sighed heavily, trying hard not to look at Matt. "Everyone in the school gathered in one place on a hot, Summer day? How could I pass that up?" His usual upbeat attitude was soured by some not-so-hidden contempt for the swim team captain. The amphitere had been on the merman's case for as long as he'd known about his aquatic heritage. No doubt having a fish tail would give Yang an advantage over the other members of the swim team... so much so that it would've seemed unfair to the merman. That reason was enough for him to avoid joining, but it wasn't the only one.

The other reason was holding him by the shoulder in such a way that Yang doubted he'd be able to slip away at all. Just my luck. The first time I decide to come to the beach in a while, and I run into this guy. Stupid, sexy Matt...

Ignoring the other team members who were just standing to the side at this point, the merman finally turned his face to look at his "captor." It took approximately two seconds for his face to turn bright red as he saw that the amphitere was in nothing but a speedo. If only he wasn't so into women, then Yang might've jumped him. Well, he wouldn't have done anything even if Matt was into men due to his reputation, but that didn't stop the merman from fantasizing a bit about a nicer, less manipulative Matt every now and again. Especially now. Nope! Gotta focus! Yang snapped himself out of his reverie and focused on Matt's eyes. At least the swim team captain's eyes were less tempting than the rest of him. "I don't have a 'thing' about water," he responded, struggling to keep a slight smile. "I just don't have the overwhelming desire to throw myself into it like some people. Besides... I only have so many pants. You know what happens to my pants when I go into the water, right?" Spirit of the Ocean, I'll take back every bad thing I've ever said about you if only you'll let me get out of this situation! Please... Yang's eye twitched as he resisted the urge to just run away from Matt like a bunny from a pack of hungry wolves.

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I am the wandering shadow of the night, the crow's son.
Tsubasa Yorukage
私は流離の夜の影。鴉の息子だ。翼夜影










Yorukage did his best not to sigh. Dexter didn't understand. The angel could never understand. His problems couldn't be solved by a visit from police or people whose job it was to help children in unstable family situations. Things were not that simple. If it was, he would have been in foster care a long time ago.

"You've been a good friend, and I appreciate the advice, but youkai society doesn't operate the same way, just like fae society. It's an entirely different world. And yes, that's what I meant. Professional help," he replied, nodding. "Thank you. You'll have a bright future for sure. I'll see you again when our paths next cross."

He smiled then, wistfully, and then turned to put a couple pieces of paper into Dexter's bag. One of them contained an email address, since he obviously couldn't use a phone with telepathy. The second...he wasn't sure if Dexter was quite ready for it. It explained a few things. For now, it might be dismissed as something fabricated from a psychotic mind, but it was all true nonetheless.

Now it was time to figure out ways to tell the others, and hang out with Anya as much as he could.

He was still worried. Things weren't going as well as he'd hoped. Hopefully with the others, it would be easier; he could distance himself more easily, as he hadn't been particularly close to most of them.

But it would still be hard, no matter who it was.

And he wished he didn't have to say goodbye to some of them at all...






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One day I’ll surely reach the place that can heal my lonely heart.
何時かは屹度辿り着ける。孤独な心癒せる場所。









I walk alone in the mist of the shadows of the night, between light and darkness.
一人で夜の影の雰で歩き、光と闇の間に。

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