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Re: Stargazing [Open]
« Reply #45 on: June 12, 2018, 01:18:45 PM »
Smokey ignored the pat on the head.  Quite frankly, it was too early in the morning to get mad.  Besides, he'd only known Calen for a total of less than thirty seconds, not even by name, and he'd already offered him a spiked a drink.  It probably wasn't a good idea to give him any ground to work with. 

Smokey started to reload, keeping his semblance active for the time being, when he finally noticed the tiny girl that had purposefully moved between him and Calen.  And she's asking a lot of questions.  "Uh, hold on, too many at once," Smokey started, barely stifling a yawn, "Alright, first, that was the plan.  Second, I kinda noticed.  Speaking of which..." Smokey looks down at Prism's shoes, "No offense, but I don't think heels are gonna do much for ya in that regard.  Might as well just accept it and find something easier to move around in.  Well, that's my opinion in any case.

Smokey finished loading his gun and input new settings into the console.  This time, ten targets appeared arranged like bowling pins.  They weren't moving, and the furthest back couldn't be more than fifty feet away.  Smokey switched his gun into it's secondary form, and the chambers of the revolver extended into full barrels as the stock rotated and stretched back.  He rested Matchstick's volley gun form against his shoulder and took aim.

Seven shots fired at once, and the targets were blown apart from top to bottom.  Looks like the spread was okay at least, Smokey thought to himself.  Finally deactivating his semblance, he turned towards the girl. 

"And for that third question, yeah, it's a big gun.  My dad made it, so it looks like we have that in common.  Oh yeah, sorry for overhearing that part, but you weren't exactly subtle about it.  But yeah, it was my semblance.  Behold, the all-mighty power of not dealing with recoil," he said, finishing up somewhat jokingly.  "Anyways, since I answered all those, you mind answering mine?  Most people tend to start with their names before the ask a bunch of--*yawn*--questions, mind telling me yours?  Smokey, by the way."  Smokey extends a hand.
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Re: Stargazing [Open]
« Reply #46 on: June 12, 2018, 03:26:48 PM »
Putting her Desert Eagle into safety and holstering it while slinging her rifle over her shoulder, Amane watches Smokey decimate the targets. "Why do you need to practice that in a shooting range?" she asks him curiously. She turns to Prism, "Oh and I do have agree with Smokey in regards to the fact that while I know you fight perfectly fine with those heels, normal shoes will always be more effective during combat."
« Last Edit: June 12, 2018, 04:06:24 PM by Inexhaustive »
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Re: Stargazing [Open]
« Reply #47 on: June 13, 2018, 09:40:29 AM »
'I've been told that before although I prefer the term 'conservative with praise'.' Calen responding chuckling slightly to himself. The gaunt boy willingly backed down as Prism took the reigns talking to Smokey letting most of the conversation go uninterrupted until the mention of heels. 'Perhaps it's like wearing weights while running, if you can do everything in heels imagine how well you could do it in flats.' Calen interrupted more or less arguing for the sake of arguing. Although with the little interlude done it was Calen's turn to step up to the plate and the gaunt boy would get ready for a throw which would never come to pass. Laughing loudly Calen turned to Prism and remarked. 'Your Miss Antiqua's team mate right? Well there was this one time not to long ago, mission far down south securing some scientific equipment but our bullhead went down in a fight with a couple grimm. Long story short it took a lot longer than the three days we had planned which resulting in having to forage for food. An incident involving a completely innocent miss-identification of mushrooms left us rather out until we could sleep it off. In fairness to my team mates I won't go into details but I hope you are satisfied that certain child hood crutches were called for.' Looking back at the shooting range with the target long shattered on the opposite wall Calen shrugged before adding. 'Looks like you've take the lead Prism.'

'You shouldn't give away too much of your semblance Master Smokey, it gives us too much of an advantage if we would ever be asked to spar or compete in a tournament.' Calen explained half earnestly, the gaunt boy found finding out how and why others fought the way they did the third most exciting part of fighting. Which of course was half to point of this game between Prism and himself and of the topic of that game Calen waited patiently for his competitor to set up before the next question was fired. 'Well considering you caught me so distracted last time let's see if I can even the score board. First kiss?' Calen asked as he fired another target down range.
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Re: Stargazing [Open]
« Reply #48 on: June 13, 2018, 08:23:58 PM »
There's a grin on Prism's face as Calen misses the target by flat-out laughing, distracted by her unorthodox question. Sometimes, the bitter approach isn't the best one. "Yeah, Jocelyn's on Casanova with Amane and I. And I just have - good luck catching up." Her tone's teasing, but she doesn't quite swap places with Calen yet - walking over to where Smokey and Amane were criticising her fashion choices.

Taking Smokey's hand, she gives it a firm shake once before introducing herself. "Prism Skylark, leader of team Casanova at your service. And listen, when you're my height, every inch helps - alongside what hat Calen said. I'm a terror in flats." Introductions complete, she nods in satisfaction, before crossing her arms as she continues to address the two. "Besides, the amount of times I've been mistaken for a guy is an almost-embarrassing number, so the heels are a nice tip-off. And blocking recoil like that must be nice, unless you're trying to get somewhere. I just do the windy thing." There's humor in the last part of her tone, swirling one finger in a circle as a light breeze kicks up, despite the fact they're indoors - a small demonstration of her semblance. Giving the two of 'em one final nod, she takes her place back at the shooting range, nodding for Calen to fire.

She snorts at Calen's question, tearing her eyes away from the target for precious seconds to shoot him an amused look - and notably, flushed lightly. Apparently that type of question is effective. "I dated this girl a year or two before coming to Beacon, she'd be the first." Her rifle is brought up seconds later, and she still manages to hit the target, though it's notably where the second ring would actually be - her focus was a little off at that. Maybe because she hadn't quite anticipated coming out this way to Amane and the others, but well - there wasn't enough time to fabricate a proper lie. She swaps places with Calen again, thinking for a moment of a question - well, he's the one who started it. "How about you, Speedy? Furthest you've gone with a girl, or guy or- well, whatever you're into?"

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Re: Stargazing [Open]
« Reply #49 on: June 14, 2018, 04:49:31 AM »
Three people addressing him at once, and they're holding conversations amidst themselves at the same time.  It's too early for this.  Trying to find his bearings, he turned first toward Amane, addressing her question.  "Nah, that wasn't practice.  I was just making sure the gun fired correctly and that the spread was even.  If one of the barrels didn't fire or fired off-course, I'd have to perform some surgery.  There aren't too many weapons with Matchstick's kick, so she needs a bit of extra attention. Practice would look more like that exercise I did earlier, but instead of trying to take 'em all out as fast as possible, you wait for 'em to group up and try and take 'em all out in one trigger-pull," Smokey explained.

Turning toward Prism when she shook his hand, he kinda just looks at her a bit confused when she mentions the "windy thing."  It takes him a minute to connect the breeze inside a building to the swirling finger, but, in his defense, he woke up like 30 minutes ago.

Then finally looking up towards Calen, he remarks, "I mean, do you really think it's my semblance you should be worried about?"  He gestures toward the gun in his hands.  Well, his semblance is more powerful than he's letting on, but it's his one trick.  Might as well try and keep some suspense.
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Re: Stargazing [Open]
« Reply #50 on: June 18, 2018, 09:09:57 AM »
'Scandalous, Prism. How would my reputation recover knowing how deep worship of Venus went, being such a devoted worshiper myself it could only be all the way.' Calen responded in mock outrage once again needing to use his semblance to strike the target. 'Catherine Laurent, a grace that seemed almost supernatural and a laugh which could charm the dead from their cold embrace. Of course it was her brother I was more interested in but it turned out he was already married.' Calen explain shrugging slightly. 'You don't have to worry about your own reputation however Prism. Keep your carnal secrets, there are more interesting facets' Calen finished chuckling slightly both in regards to his own exaggerated pomp and Smokey's bravado.

'If the size of the gun decided fights then the world wouldn't need us, the 290 series Paladin's carry larger guns than we can heft, even someone with your.... low center of gravity. I would advise focusing on the things that make us different from the souless hunks of metal our northern neighbours deploy as a milita.' Calen responded coyly to Smokey's insistence. Although Calen did have a genuine dislike for over-reliance on technology including dust or guns a distinct part was agitating the other first year.

Taking a seat back by the launcher Calen spent a few moments thinking of an appropriate question before settling on his choice. 'What achievement are you most proud of?' Calen asked activated the firing mechanism and leaning back against the wall.
No criticism is too harsh so hit me with your best shot.

Calen Shrike - ASTC - First Year Beacon.

Saffron de Cortez - SALT - Third Year Atlas.

Amarant Lovis - (formerly of)ACCE - Headmaster of Atlas Academy

Ramalia - RASB :( - First Year Shade

 

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