||The Beatles - Julia
Revisiting older stuff!
Raerae! Are you still out there?
[setting: the City streets]
*Mack stands at a corner, shivering and patting down her arms.*
Koe: *running up to her* Finally! What on earth got into you
there? I know Chatty hasn't done the most wonderful things in the world,
but she is our sister.
Mack: *without turning to face him* Koe... I had to leave back there.
I had to.
Koe: I don't understand...
Mack: Do you remember when I went mad?
Koe: I wasn't here personally, but... I've heard about it...
Mack: Mad is the best term for it. I wasn't just mad as in crazy, I
was... well, MAD. ANGRY. I was so angry, it... I... I became someone
*She swings back around to face Koe, and her face is wet with fresh
tears, some of which are still streaming down her cheeks.*
Mack: Koe, I could feel myself changing again back there.
*quiet* Chatty was making me so angry, I... I almost went back to the
way I was. And it scares me.
*Koe's eyes soften at the sound of this.*
*She collapses against Koe's shoulder. He holds her in a tight hug,
his face up against her hair.*
Koe: It's all right, Mack... it's all right...
*And somewhere, just a few blocks away, a purple-haired figure stops in
[setting: somewhere else in the City Streets]
Brass: Goddamned son of a... KOE, where the HELL are you?!
*He sticks his hands in his pockets and watches the other side of the
street, and doesn't notice where he's going until he walks right into a
white-haired girl emerging from the alleyway.*
Brass: Ow! Fuck, watch where you're going! XP
Gwendolyn: You first, you shirtless freak.
Brass: Freak? Who are you calling a freak?!
Gwendolyn: You. *sniffs at him* And you smell something awful, too.
Ever try taking a bath?
Brass: *rolling up a sleeve* Why, you--
*Hup-- that's all we have time for! Tune in next time when Brass may
or may not hit a girl!*
And now, for those of you that were confused about what Koe did in this post
here's the official explanation from the Violinist of Hamelin manga.
"The magic-user had cast a spell inside the
victim's body which is to focus part of the user's dark spiritual
otaku into a [sphere], And then allow the [sphere] to enter the
soul-less corpse. Once the otaku sphere enters the corpse, the body
will be re-animated and functions like a zombie. Since the original
host's soul has been removed, the Awakened Being will not have any
memories or feelings. It is now a shadow of the evil doer... just like
(paraphrased from here
So basically, with the kiss, Koe removed Choirmaster, who formed himself
into the form of an "otaku sphere" (he's an otaku! *snrk*), and then
proceeded to remove his soul (also in the form of an orb) via the same
And as Oboe himself says, "Only Mazoku with high Otaku capabilities can
perform this insane Ritual." Meaning... any number of potential things,
And more art! Because I felt like it!
Drawing people crying is very hard, especially if you're trying to be
serious. I didn't think I could pull it off in ink, so I didn't ink this