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LIGHTNING. ([personal profile] strikeoflightning) wrote2014-07-23 12:52 am
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{Video} ~ The Eighth Strike.

{It's late at night - it might even be bordering on early morning - and Lightning is sitting in her kitchen, holding a mug of steaming tea between her hands. Her head is bowed, emphasizing how long her pink hair has gotten. She glances at the strands occasionally, her brow furrowing.}

I am in need of a hair-cut. {While she doesn't doubt that she could get it to a feasible length, she wonders if it would look good. It takes skill and practice to style hair.}

The last time I wore my hair this long, I was only a child. {And some memories are best left alone. She takes a generous sip of tea and swallows it, letting the heat burn her tongue and throat.}

I pretend to have unwavering strength; I have been granted a chance for redemption by one of the gods of my world. That chance gave me confidence and hope in the future.

{Her fingers flex around her tea cup and her expression is troubled. The gifts Etro gave her haven't translated well to Luceti.}

What will Luceti's future hold? Will all of our efforts be rewarded? Regardless of the answer, I cannot - will not - admit defeat. My future holds my family and my friends.

{It's probably clear that she lives alone. Her house is very quiet.}

We will be joined in a world without war and devastation. I will keep the Chaos in check.
onifukuchou: Hijikata Toushizou from Peacemaker Kurogane (downcast)

[voice]

[personal profile] onifukuchou 2014-07-24 07:33 am (UTC)(link)
[A world without war or devastation... That's something that's looked less and less likely to Hijikata, lately. Not necessarily here - though Souji has filled him in on what he's missed - but at home]

I wish I could still believe in that.
onifukuchou: Hijikata Toushizou from Peacemaker Kurogane (downcast)

[voice]

[personal profile] onifukuchou 2014-07-27 03:15 am (UTC)(link)

Some day, maybe. But not in my lifetime, certainly - that's the most I can believe.

onifukuchou: Hijikata Toushizou from Peacemaker Kurogane (downcast)

Re: [voice]

[personal profile] onifukuchou 2014-07-27 08:43 pm (UTC)(link)

Because my country is at the brink of civil war. And I'm bushi - a soldier, if it comes to it.

onifukuchou: Hijikata Toushizou from Peacemaker Kurogane (downcast)

Re: [voice]

[personal profile] onifukuchou 2014-07-28 03:52 am (UTC)(link)

I know - but fighting is the only way I know how to do that.

onifukuchou: Hijikata Toushizou from Peacemaker Kurogane (Default)

[voice]

[personal profile] onifukuchou 2014-07-29 03:16 am (UTC)(link)

I can - wouldn't be vice-commander of the Shinsengumi otherwise. But if it turns into a war... well, that's not quite the same, really.

onifukuchou: Hijikata Toushizou from Peacemaker Kurogane (downcast)

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[personal profile] onifukuchou 2014-08-05 03:47 am (UTC)(link)

We aren't an army - in numbers or in training. [Unlike Kondou, he's a realist - always planning for the worst-case scenario] Right now, our best hope is to stave off war entirely, if we can.

cherishedmiracle: (pic#1950567)

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[personal profile] cherishedmiracle 2014-07-25 07:50 am (UTC)(link)
[Nagisa responds to Lightning's journal entry in the morning -- as in, the morning morning and not the awkward-bordeline-evening morning. She's a little curious and contemplative over the serious words of the entry, but first thing's first:]

Do you need someone to help cut your hair?
cherishedmiracle: (pic#1950565)

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[personal profile] cherishedmiracle 2014-07-29 10:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, I'm not a professional or anything, but... I think I do pretty okay at it.

[She does do her own hair here in Luceti, after all. And at home she and her mother would take turns doing it for each other and her father.]
cherishedmiracle: (pic#7647810)

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[personal profile] cherishedmiracle 2014-08-04 08:53 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm not doing anything right now, so wherever you want is fine. Where are you now?