2014-07-27 - Shady Deals Atop Tokyo Tower

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Title: Shady Deals Atop Tokyo Tower

Fate is minding her own business when Jaren comes stomping onto the scene. Though instead of fighting, they come to an agreement...


Fate Testarossa and Ren Aizawa as Jaren Zastava


Tokyo Tower

OOC - IC Date:

7/27/14 - February 18 2014

<Pose Tracker> Fate Testarossa [None] has posed.

Her perch atop Tokyo's most famous landmark wasn't exactly subtle, but Fate enjoyed heights, allowing herself a small amount of comfort amidst her search.

As she stood upon the orange crossbeam her twin tails and cloak fluttered in the chill breeze as if they were flags billowing in the wind, but she hardly noticed, instead her focus was on the magical displays that glowed with Midchildan script.

Fate kept one hand upon Bardiche's haft at all times, but the other was at constant work upon the displays, using them like touch pads to perform her wide area search for some of the more elusive Lost Logia.

<Pose Tracker> Ren Aizawa [Infinity Institute (10)] has posed.

Fate isn't the only magical visitor to Tokyo's most famous landmark. Bardiche might very well detect the approaching device-wielder before he lands on one of the aforementioned beams with enough force to cause the structure to tremble. Either way, the long-haired mage known as Jaren Zastava looks particularly perturbed. Could he be here for revenge against the little blonde girl for interfering with his plans?

No. Not quite. He's still upset with her for sticking her nose where it didn't belong, mind you. But his presence here tonight isn't one he expects to come to blows. Clearing his throat, he leans forward, warhammer-like device held passively by his side.

"Hey you. Girl."

<Pose Tracker> Fate Testarossa [None] has posed.


Bardiche's ping has none of the urgency to mark that whatever was approaching had already initiated aggression, so she remained calm as she dismissed the displays.

Even as he lands with enough force to shake the beam, her expression is unchanging.

Despite her sedate mannerisms on the exterior, within she becomes anxious as she sees who it actually is, her grip on Bardiche tightening imperceptibly. He was powerful after all, and she didn't like her chances if a fight broke out. Nevertheless, she was more than willing to do so, to get what she wants.

The wind shifts, and her cape flutters forward, cloaking her small frame and making her look more imperious and mysterious. As imperious and mysterious as any tiny nine year old can at least. There's no small talk from her, her words cut straight to the point, precise and businesslike. "You have something I need."

<Pose Tracker> Ren Aizawa [Infinity Institute (10)] has posed.

Jaren narrows his gaze. "Yes. I do." He says simply, letting out a sigh as he runs a hand through his hair. He can play stupid no longer. "I'm not here to fight you." He then adds, in case Fate hasn't picked up on that fact yet. His posture doesn't show any signs of aggression.

No. He's here for another reason. A more... peaceful one.

Holding out his device, it glows faintly for a couple of seconds before releasing a pulse of energy. Fate will be able to clearly see the form of a Jewel Seed encased within it, floating in midair. "I propose a deal."

<Pose Tracker> Fate Testarossa [None] has posed.

As the jewel seed appears, encased in it's energy field, Fate looks genuinely surprised. It's just a momentary flicker of emotion, but it's very notable. She looks upon it, before her chin lifts to look him in the eyes.

Fate had a reputation for being a little unreasonable, and it was entirely warranted. If someone barred her from a jewel seed, the last thing she wanted to do was talk. In those few, quiet moments, it seems like she might indeed live up to that reputation as a hand brushes a flowing twin tail away from her face.

Few knew however that she didn't truly like to hurt people, even if she was willing to. Her breath fogs as she huffs out a breath, and finally answers, "Go on." Bardiche's watchful eye appears, and the bright incandescence grows and recedes, as he remains vigilant for any signs of deception.

<Pose Tracker> Ren Aizawa [Infinity Institute (10)] has posed.

Bardiche is smart to be on the lookout like he is. Though in this case he has nothing to worry about. Jaren is one-hundred percent genuine. He nudges the Jewel Seed over closer to her, keeping his eyes trained on the petite blonde the whole time.

"If I give you this." He begins, "I want you to promise me that you won't interfere with any future conflicts I have with the Souverain Heraut and his owner."

He goes quiet after that, tilting his head slightly. He doesn't explain anything else outside of that.

<Pose Tracker> Fate Testarossa [None] has posed.

Fate wants to just reach out and snatch it up, but she doesn't. She's ultimately honorable when it comes to matters like this, and if she gives her word she keeps it. She didn't, in this case, but still, if she was going to take it, it was going to be by force or agreement. She was no thief in the night.

His statement puzzles her. These are the terms he wanted? "I'm willing to come to this accord with you." There's just one problem. "But I don't even know who owns that device. Is it the girl you attacked?"

Nanoha would probably be sweatdropping from afar. Fate was really bad at remembering names.. Possibly on purpose. The more she humanized and got to know her opponents, the harder it was to obey her mother.

<Pose Tracker> Ren Aizawa [Infinity Institute (10)] has posed.

Jaren stares blankly at Fate for a few moments after the girl admits she doesn't know much about the target of his earlier attack. Well, fair enough. He nods.

"Yes. That's her. Ren Aizawa." He drops her name, though doesn't really care if Fate commits it to memory or not. "Her device is my property. I aim to collect it from her." He reveals, puffing his chest out proudly. Yeah, he looks every bit of the jerk he truly is. Grrr. "So. We're agreed then? The Jewel Seed for your cooperation? I probably won't be able to cut a deal with the other two mages who showed up to defend the girl. Especially that annoying little redhead..." He uses the word “annoying” in regards to immense power she unleashed upon him. How can a little girl wield that much magic?! She probably still slept with stuffed animals for goodness sake!

<Pose Tracker> Fate Testarossa [None] has posed.

"So long as you don't obstruct me from my goals in the future, I can agree to that." It doesn't take long for her to agree to that.

On his insistence that a certain redhead is annoying, however, there's a flash of anger that she feels beneath the surface, brief and fierce at his pompous and casual manner.

She could only agree that that girl was... annoying, but she didn't like him taking her so lightly, for some reason. Maybe because despite all of that.. she secretly li.. "You won't be able to make a deal with her." Fate sounds, almost proud of that fact, despite her voice remaining carefully controlled. "She doesn't stop, and won't ever stop, when it comes to defending people she cares about."

There's a pause, before she asks, "Are you Midchildan? The girl you're after certainly doesn't seem to be, given how she acts. How did she come to steal your property?" It's an important question, but not one she expects an answer to.

<Pose Tracker> Ren Aizawa [Infinity Institute (10)] has posed.

Hmm. The way Fate responds is curious. Jaren ultimately doesn't care all that much -- cause he's a jerk, ya know -- but it's still noted. "I don't plan on it. Though I can't be held responsible for what happens to her if she continues to get in my way." He wouldn't underestimate her next time. And he's sure there /will/ be an ext time.

Fate's questioning of his origins and motives earns a scoff. "That is none of your concern. Consider this the last time we'll ever meet." And that's that. "Here. Take the seed. It'll make our deal official."

<Pose Tracker> Fate Testarossa [None] has posed.

Fate didn't really expect an answer, nor does she press. Everyone had their reasons on not speaking about their motivations. Everyone, including her. "So long as you don't stand in my way in the future, it will be."

The jewel seed shimmers in a golden light, that looks blocky and pixelated in a manner akin to old 8-bit consoles. It then vanishes. Bardiche's axe head shifts downward on the haft, revealing two exhaust pistons which release a cloud of steam.

<<Internalization of number XIII complete.>

She doesn't comment on his assessment of her red headed rival at first instead just flipping over head first before descending in flight. "You're still underestimating her." It's passingly snide, as parting remarks go, but she can't judge really, she couldn't be responsible either, what happened to Nanoha if she got in her way.

She does not however underestimate him, taking a circuitous route over the Tokyo Skyline before enlisting Arf to make several rapid dimensional transfers, before finally coming back to her apartment.