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Beacon Academy / Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« on: Today at 03:27:24 PM »
Once again attempting to copy Prism's stance, Jocelyn shifted her legs wider than before to assume a more steady pose on the floor, bringing her arms close to her body. Balancing on trees was a thing she did sometimes with her jump pack, so she tried a similar technique. It worked - made the stance feel a little more natural than before.

"That feels better." she commented, testing her balance by leaning first to one side, than the other, imagining herself dodging thrown punches. "Don't know if it'll hold up in battle, though."

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Beacon Academy / Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« on: Today at 10:10:44 AM »
"But you're so much more than that," Jocelyn couldn't help going on. "You're kind and forgiving and thoughtful and cute and...where am I going with this?" In an instant, she's bolt upright and looking anywhere but Prism, hands behind her back. "A-anyway, should we continue? Perhaps practicing balance as well?" She had no idea what compelled her to continue speaking although it was clearly a joke, eventually attributing it to a lack of sleep.

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Beacon Academy / Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« on: May 22, 2018, 04:42:02 PM »
Jocelyn breaks into her own laughter, simply amazed at what she could do (or fail to do) if she tried. "I aim to please." she giggled. Though, when Prism threw a jab at her, that laughter was cut short, replaced by a indignant yelp of surprise and red face. "W-what? No, definitely not, why would you think that?" She blurted out, internally surprised at how much that jab affected her.

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Beacon Academy / Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« on: May 22, 2018, 04:03:14 PM »
Doing what Prism motioned her to do, Jocelyn felt slightly more balanced than before, though what came next threw her for a complete loop. "Is tucking your arms close supposed to be for defending yourself?" she asked. "Or are they supposed to let me reach further? Because--ahh!" she yelped, having drawn one fist back for a punch but throwing it too far and losing her balance, stumbling forward and falling on the floor. Sheepishly grinning, she looked up at Prism, an embarrassed flush coming to her cheeks. "Can't believe I can't even throw a punch correctly."

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Beacon Academy / Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« on: May 22, 2018, 02:47:31 PM »
"I think dodging's pretty simple, right? Just do what we do normally and evade attacks?" Jocelyn asks, mimicking Prism's stance, albeit noticeably more sloppy than hers. "Oh. This...feels really weird - just a heads-up, I'm genuinely useless at this, so you're really going to have to start me off on the basics." She shifted uncomfortably in her wrong defensive stance, feeling really unbalanced on her feet like the floor was a bouncy castle.

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Beacon Academy / Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« on: May 22, 2018, 01:55:58 PM »
"Hmm." Jocelyn watched Prism shrink up again, though not as much as before. She probably needed to change the topic before Prism relapsed - besides, that was her last Ice Dust crystal, and she wasn't having Prism go through another panic attack and not being able to help.

"Got it - Prism, cmere, will ya?" Jocelyn beckoned the girl over to her, walking away from the wall and nearer to the middle of the roof. "Since we have time before lessons, how about giving me a hand with something I'm completely and utterly useless at?" She unbuckled her med kit and dropped it to the floor, rocking back and forth on the soles of her feet. "I'm referring to a bit of hand-to-hand fighting."

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The Vale Region / Re: An Off-the-Record Request [LLGD Initiation]
« on: May 22, 2018, 01:30:13 PM »
Graham couldn't believe it. He got to blow off steam and had a clone from the professor to cover his ass. How often was it that one could let loose and not have to worry about his backside being attacked by some unwelcome entity? Calling up his semblance he targeted the nearest Beowolf, causing both to glow red in his and the Grimm's eyes, then waiting for it to come closer before drawing his blade and neatly slicing a horizontal line across its waist where it was thinnest, felling the Beowolf and returning the blade to its sheath. Hell, that was easy.

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Beacon Academy / Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« on: May 22, 2018, 11:00:35 AM »
As Prism explains her goals for the team, Jocelyn's face brightens but her mood drops. She'd seen the utter lack of upper years compared to them as first years, and there could only be one reason why. And if upper years couldn't handle the threat of Grimm--people with the skills, weapons, technology and Semblances capable of levelling buildings--there would only be one eventual outcome.

But then again...the fact that there were teams in the upper years proved humanity's resilience. And while the odds were against them, the odds were almost always against them in the first place. "We'll make it, Prism." She gave her a warm smile. "Together."

A few seconds passed before she slapped her hand on her forehead. "That sounded really cheesy."

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Beacon Academy / Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« on: May 21, 2018, 04:28:40 PM »
Jocelyn winces slightly at the wording. "That sounds like we had casualties - which thankfully we didn't - but please, if you don't mind, please refrain from using that sorta words so casually. It's just that medics treat that stuff really seriously, and each casualty is a blemish on their record. I've...had some too." Her expression turns to one of sadness, remembering her past experiences.

Still, that doesn't dampen her curiosity upon listening to Prism's question. "A goal? Maybe to prevent further occurrences, perhaps?"

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Beacon Academy / Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« on: May 21, 2018, 03:28:54 PM »
"The Surgeon Sage, otherwise known to students as Dr. Budonoki Sophos, is the medical and wilderness specialist at Beacon." Jocelyn recited. "He's actually the one who taught me the trick I use on you, as well as other tidbits, so you have him to thank. Anyway, point is that he's really really wise and patient with this sorta stuff, so I was thinking maybe he could help you ease off the stress and find a way to deal with your...PTSD." She idled off near the end, unsure whether bringing it up would revive another jolt of panic, before just going for it.

"He's not a therapist, but I do really think he can help you." Leaning over to cup her hand over Prism's, she continues, "Of course, you don't have to - it's just my recommendation."

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Beacon Academy / Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« on: May 21, 2018, 08:07:48 AM »
A mixture of exhilaration and disappointment cycled rapidly through Jocelyn's head. She couldn't help hoping that there was more to it than "she was tired", but neither of them were currently in the best of mental conditions so she let it slide. Regaining control of her internal systems, she closed her mouth and let the blush fade from her face remarkably quickly.

"Don't worry about it." She waved away Prism's awkward apology, before sitting up straight against the wall. "I don't actually know any therapists in Beacon, but I think there's a teacher who could help you with your mental state of being...Ever heard of the Surgeon Sage?"

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Beacon Academy / Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« on: May 20, 2018, 04:35:47 PM »
Jocelyn's eyes fly open, her previous exhaustion and pain all instantly pushed to the wayside.

What.

Did Prism just - just kiss her.

Absolute silence as Jocelyn temporarily short-circuits and malfunctions - mouth dropping open but no words coming out, her eyes wider than ever before in her life, a blazing red blush erupting on her cheeks, enveloping the entirety of her face and lighting it brighter than the sun--

It felt exquisite. Divine. Heavenly.

And Dust was it the completely wrong time and place for it.

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Beacon Academy / Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« on: May 20, 2018, 02:51:18 PM »
Removing one hand from their tear-soaked grasp to extract a tissue and wipe at her tears, Jocelyn managed, through her now splitting headache, to choke out "It might hurt, but I'd - agh - suffer through it thrice-fold for you to get one night of peaceful sleep." The degree of pain now ramping up to having a road roller dropped on her, she was forced to cease the flow of her Aura, before collapsing against the wall, still conscious. "At least my mess is worth it - you're back to your normal self." she said weakly, closing her eyes from the exhaustion.

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Beacon Academy / Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« on: May 20, 2018, 01:18:09 PM »
Jocelyn was not a faint-hearted person. Her line of duty simply did not allow such a person to be in their ranks and last long. She had seen death, carnage, people with families forcibly separated forever by the uncaring Grimm.

But as she listened to Prism's story, she realised with a sinking heart that for Prism to even be here, her heart was reinforced and lined with titanium to prevent it from shattering. She let her mind flit over the mental image of her mother, her father, her brother being murdered, ripped to bloody unrecognisable shreds, eaten like a snack, and instantly had to suppress the urge to double over. Just the thought was a punch to her gut. It was unbearable.

And Prism saw this every day.

Live. Die. Repeat. Family one second, dead the next. Repeat. Repeat. Repeatrepeatrepeat--

Prism would feel the soothing wave once more emanating from Jocelyn's hands, where another Ice Dust crystal would be clasped between both pairs of hands. However, nothing would follow as Jocelyn's face would be bowed downward in heavy silence, silent tears rolling down her cheeks to drip on their hands. If anything, though, the wave was much, much more forceful and stronger than any previous experiences, enough for Jocelyn to start feeling the recoil like a hammer whacking her skull. Still, she kept the Aura flowing, unable to speak a single word.

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Beacon Academy / Re: Discussions at Dawn [CLOSED]
« on: May 20, 2018, 10:48:57 AM »
Not wanting to interrupt what could possibly be a defining moment for the both of them, Jocelyn stayed silent and nodded, the back of her mind actually mourning the loss of their physical contact-wait, no, warmth--the sun was still not up and it was cold. Yeah, that's why.

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