Raenef had found the same tower shortly after arriving, and had decided to pay it another visit. He walked through the door onto the balcony and admired the view for a few moments...until he realized that he wasn't alone. The young demon lord turned to Sephiroth, obviously a bit startled, "I didn't know anyone else came up here."
Sephiroth gave the youth a once over, almost immediately asessing him as a newcomer, he had that air in any case.
His eyes narrowed lightly at the boy's comment, and he couldn't help but smirk a bit.
"Obviously not, or you would have realized it's a dangerous place to tread." He warned quietly.
A very accurate assessment, as Raenef had only been there for a couple days. He had spent the time exploring, since there was little else for him to do (except worry about how Eclipse was reacting to his absence).
Something about the smirk reminded him of the look Eclipse got every time he thought about destroying something. Needless to say, he found it somewhat less than comforting. “Dangerous?” Raenef asked, suddenly feeling a little wary.
"They say that in this house," Sephiroth began moving smoothly to his feet in a single fluid motion, bringing his Masamune up with him. "there resides a very dangerous individual, who can end the life of a dozen with a single strike." He began as he started moving towards Raenef.
One, ominous, step at a time.
"However, what is not known is that he covets this tower as a santuary." He elaborated as he came to a stop in front of Raenef, towering over the youth.
"Do you know what the basic instinct is, when someone treads on your sanctuary?" He asked smirking.
[ooc: Is there anything you're expecting out of this encounter? Do you want Raenef to die, for them to become... er... acquaintences, for a humorous scene or just... go with what happens? ^^; ]
(OOC: I was thinking of just going with whatever happens, but that would result in Raenef getting killed. Let's try for a humorous scene.)
Dangerous, homicidal, unsociable, and known to kill multiple people with one strike. Sounded a lot like Eclipse...only a lot more threatening (escpecially with him looming over Raenef).
"The same instinct as when a knight enters a demon lord's castle?" He responded nervously, rather bothered by the smirk.
The sight of Sephiroth's single wing caught Raenef's attention, and he couldn't help wonder (aloud, of course), "Isn't it hard to fly with only one wing?"
[ooc: Wow... gonna hafta pull that outta the hat. o.o]
Sephiroth smiled sinisterly as his blade shifted.
"The instinct that drives me to kill you." He whispered as he lifted Masamune, then with a sudden twirl of the elegant blade, he brought it down upon Raenef-
And stopped right before it struck a single strand of hair.
"... a moment. Did you say a demon lord?" Sephiroth suddenly repeated raising an eyebrow with intrigue. "As for the wing, it is but a half of a whole, therefore in truth I have two wings, yet you can only see half of it for reasons you do not need to understand." He explained quietly at an afterthought.
(OOC: Yeah... ^_^;)
Raenef gave a startled yelp and raised his arms in an effort to protect himself, his eyes squeezing closed...then opening after a moment or two. He stared at the blade for a moment, before shifting a rather confused and surprised glance to Sephiroth. At the question, he nodded wordlessly.
The explanation sort of made sense, but Raenef just decided to keep silent for now.
Sephiroth couldn't withstand the urge to raise his other eyebrow in obvious disbelief.
"... you don't have the aura. Are you really a demon lord?" He asked once again not able to keep the disdain from creeping into his voice.
Raenef nodded, "I am." The words were spoken in a tone that suggested he was quite used to people doubting his claim. His gaze shifted back to the sword for a moment; he was rather uncomfortable with how close it was.
A moment paused.
And then another.
"Prove it." Sephiroth finally ordered stepping back and letting his blade drop to his side, but still held it in the stance of preparing to strike.
"Fail to do so, and you die where you stand." He warned.
Prove it? But how? Raenef's magic wasn't working any more, so it wouldn't be easy. 'What would Eclipse say?' he mused to himself, hoping to find an answer that wouldn't result in him getting killed.
And then it came to him.
He wasn't sure if this would work, but it was worth trying. He adopted his best haughty look, "How dare you admonish me, vermin?"
. . .
If Sephiroth could die, he would have died laughing there.
As it was, he came damn near close as his sword vaporized in a flash of black and white light as his right hand went over his mouth as he laughed without restraint no matter how hard he tried, and his left arm wrapped around his sides as he nearly collapsed.
Really, if he could die, he would have.
Funny how laughter seemed to be the usual reaction to Raenef saying those words. Regardless, the sword was gone and the silver-haired male seemed unlikely to kill him; two definite improvements.
Raenef watched the other male, uncertain as to what he should expect next. Laughter was a good sign though, right?
Sephiroth`s hand was around Raenef`s throat faster then the normal eye could possibly perceive, and perhaps even then some.
"Not many dare to call me 'vermin'." He declared quietly still chuckling into his hand lightly as he straightened, his eyes glowing dangerously in their vibrant green depths.
For some terrible reason he was reminded of Tsukasa... perhaps this child would prove more worthy then the last.
"I am not convinced, but it will be interesting to see what you do." He remarked as he dropped Raenef to the floor with an amused smirk.
Raenef's eyes widened considerably at the hand around his throat; evidently, laughter was not a good sign where this one was concerned.
As he landed on the floor, Raenef decided that he really didn't like some of the sayings Eclipse advised him to use. He got to his feet cautiously, wary of the other male.
Deciding that he wanted a bit more space between the two of them, the young demon lord teleported himself closer to the doorway.
Sephiroth's eyes narrowed slightly at the show of skills and he smiled, bemused.
"Perhaps there is more to you then meets the eye, however," he paused as he suddenly vanished in a portal of black and white distorted light, marked only by a falling black feather.
He was behind Raenef in a matter of mere seconds as he smiled and leaned harmlessly against the door frame, crossing his arms.
"You lack finesse, I rather like the idea of training you, what do you say? I'll even promise to try my best to not kill you."
... what the hell was he doing?
He had no fucking idea...
Raenef saw the portal and had an instinctive feeling that it was the same as his own teleportation. He spun to face the other when he heard the voice from behind him, rather unsettled by how the silver-haired male was always one step ahead.
He blinked at the offer of training, honestly surprised. The promise of 'I'll try my best to not kill you' was not comforting. At all.
Sensing that refusal was not likely to be an option that would mean his continued survival, Raenef nodded, "Alright."
Sephiroth smirked at Raenef as he came off the doorway and strode towards the "Demon Lord" with a confident stride.
"A wise choice." He remarked in a composed voice, then chuckled slightly.
[ooc: I have no idea what to do next. XD]
Raenef watched the other's approach cautiously, still uncertain around him. He relaxed slightly at the words; perhaps he wasn't in danger anymore.
It occurred to Raenef that he still didn't know the silver-haired male's name...Then again, Sephiroth didn't know Raenef's name either.
(ooc: They could do introductions and then move on to the first lesson if you wanted.)
[ooc: S'pose so. o.o]
Smiling lightly, Sephiroth moved past the child and headed for the stairwell.
However at the last moment before descenting into the darkness, Sephiroth turned his head slightly and as if he had read Raenef's mind by someone unknown and omnipotent power he said in a quiet voice;
"Call me Sephiroth."
[ooc: Gee, wonder what that omnipotent force is. o.o XDDD;]
(ooc: It's up to you. We can end it and have a post later on with Sephy training Raenef or we can start the training in this post. Whatever you want.)
For a moment, Raenef wondered if his new mentor was going to leave without giving his name (which would have caused obvious problems), a worry that faded when the other paused. He nodded, a small smile curving his lips, "My name's Raenef."
[ooc: Mind if Kenda cuts in? She's got a bone to pick with Sephy.}
So, the damn Tree had come in useful. She'd done her research and found out exactly WHO was responsible for the injuries which had driven her into such a depression that she'd wrecked the kitchen.
And, besides, seeing Chibi-Trike all bruised and beaten up, only made her angry, especially after the time she'd promised her own Triclops...
Kenda was going to fucking kill this son-of-a-whore.
[ooc: Are you wanting to jump into the thread with Raenef? o.o]
Sephiroth's eyes narrowed slightly as he sensed the prescence of another quickly approaching, and he let a flawless smile take his lips as he raised those startlingly brilliant eyes to the entrance, his body relaxed and perfectly at ease.
[ooc: No- just wondering if you wouldn't mind that she wants to have a fight XD]
O-kay... he knew she was there... not good. But what could she do to make her entrance... less discernable.
Oh, of course.
It was normally a real pain to use the Force to manipulate light particles and waves, but it was usually worth it for stealth missions like this. Kendalina vanished from all sight as she bend the light rays around her, making it practically impossible to tell there was a mischievious Jedi Princess creeping around, ready for bloodshed.
She levitated and floated in, through the entrance, still uncomfortable how those eyes (Those so very green eyes) were right on the entrance, as though he could see her...
[ooc: Nah, it's all good. :) ]
He realized it rather then sensed it when the person entered the room, perhaps he couldn't tell exactly when, but he figured it must have been in those last few moments. The aura was still there, yet nothing came into sight.
So, either this person was a shadow walker, a teleporter, a chameleon, or could become invisible.
In either case, the result was the same, so instead Sephiroth slipped his eyes shut and let his hand fall to the hilt of his Masamune in a relaxed grip as he, by all means slipped into a light doze.
[ooc: XD Kay!]
His eyes were shut... never a good sign...
Kendalina hovered in the air for a moment, still using the light around her to create the illusion of invisibility, but keeping her concentration sharp, hand going to the hilt of her own ridiculously large sword, but with her eyes focused on a large piece of furniture, in case she needed something to block his blow.
Movement, he heard it now.
The user was silent, very skillful he had to give them that, in fact if Sephiroth had not been concentrating he would have certainly missed the slight sound, as it was, he had heard it and knew.
Someone was in this room. And someone who meant him harm.
Why else would someone sneak about this empty and dust-ridden room invisible? He sighed mentally and curled his wing about him, preparing to strike the unseen attacker.
[ooc: The tension is so thick, it makes Jar Jar look like a genius...]
Wing... Kendalina hadn't noticed that.
It would just plain old have to go.
Using the Force just a little, she yanked out what would be a handful of feathers... except she wasn't using her hand. And precisely the ones which he'd need to fly.
He felt it.
He wasn't concerned about his wing, after all it was more for show then anything, and feathers would regrow.
Who ever said he needed flight to kill?
Following the trail of a power he couldn't quite identify back to it source, he suddenly teleported as his hand clenched around his sword and reappeared behind the invisible Kendalina, using only his senses to discern between life and death to pinpoint where she was.
Leveling the blade at what he was certain was her throat he held it there his eyes narrowed.
"I despise the cowards who cannot fight without the use of trickery, at least show me your face so I know whom it is I kill before I strike the final blow." He hissed.
[ooc: I'm sorry, what exactly do you want to happen? o.o Her dead, her to fight with Sephiroth, I generally ask this with everyone I RP with when Sephy has his sword out. XD (90% of the time. >_> ) )
[ooc: She's already dead, but she also does some truly scary shit with the Force- heal wounds at an almost instantaneous pace, make herself dissolve, then reappear in other places... So, a fight is gonna ensue.]
"Are you so cowardly that you NEED sight to fight back?" Kendalina replied, annoyed as Sephiroth's sword was actually a little lower than he was aiming for (She didn't mind, as her breasts weren't THAT big, but it was still an annoying little poke.}
"You could go invisible, if you thought it would level the playing field- it wouldn't make much difference, since I've been blind as darkness since birth." She continued in a conversational tone as her body dissolved, using the Force to scatter her atoms throughout the room, "Either way, why should you care about sight or not? You still seem to be able to tell where I am..." Her voice continued to project into his mind as the rest of her body disappeared, her spirit keeping everything linked as her molecules mingled with the air.
[ooc: I meant do you want him to do this house's version of killing people? Y'know, strike 'em down, they spring up two days later sort of thing. o.o]
Sephiroth sighed, he had come to this tower for solitude and a bit of a rest, it seemed that the only safe place to this nowadays was outside in the forests he had come to love so.
Another thing he had to kill Demyx for then.
That list was steadily growing enormous...
With a sigh he shook his head.
"I'm nowhere near as insecure, I am not the one who is trying to disable their opponent, really, hindering my sight, destroying my ability to fly, are you that concerned about my skills?" He asked his green eyes amused though he didn't even borther to use their sight anymore.
[ooc: Um... nah... It'll be more fun to see them snark eachother to deathXD]
"Fly? Hell, dude- you've only GOT one wing- I was pullin' those out to piss you off." Kendalina's Force-carried voice said, echoing through the room as she had no mouth to speak with. Once she reassembled, though, her invisibility was going to be gone, but she didn't care much about that at this point.
"My, what a big sword you have- seems we've BOTH got some Freudian issues goin' on, here..." Kendalina wasn't in much of a position to talk, as her own sword was of such proportions that she could hide behind it and not be detected at all, "Wassa matter, baby? Compensating for something?"