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Fon Master Ion ([personal profile] fragileprophet) wrote in [community profile] animus_network2014-04-12 08:11 pm

video; backdated to April 3rd

[Ion clears his throat as the feed comes to life. He looks tired and shaken and most definitely uncertain about his choice to make this message a video.]

I apologize for any trouble I may experience in this recording, I...I'm afraid I'm not terribly used to using the Network, but I have an important announcement I feel is necessary to make. It's...

[He hesitates, taking a deep breath before he continues on.]

...it's been a few days since those of us who were transported to outside of the Tower returned. I'm sure many of you know Patrick Dawn. He was my roommate and my friend. I wasn't sure what to think when he didn't wake up with the rest of us. I kept hoping...

[Again, he pauses. Ion's face turns a bit stonier and he gets to the point.]

He died. Outside. I followed him when he wandered off and I meant to bring him back to the group but he--there was an accident with a machine.

[For most of the message thus far Ion had been unable to make direct eye contact with the screen, but here he looks up, eyes pleading.]

It's with a heavy heart I inform everyone that I do not believe Rick will be returning. I'm sorry. I couldn't save him. If anyone would like to join me and share in saying kind words, I'm going to be paying my respects to him tomorrow on the forty-eighth floor.

[With that said, Ion makes to turn off the feed but then hesitates, his expression darkening further. After a brief deliberation he speaks again.]

I have something else to say, and I hope you can forgive me for not...bringing this subject to light sooner. I should have, but I'll admit that I've been afraid to. For those of you I haven't already informed, on February 14th, Ruana...[Here Ion struggles briefly with his words.]...disposed of her heart.

[As an afterthought, he adds one final thought--] Please be careful. [--before the feed goes dark.]

((ooc: Ion will reply to any replies made to this post, but he may not be particularly talkative.))
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[personal profile] keybearer 2014-04-13 04:04 am (UTC)(link)
[...So it's true, then. Those who die outside the tower really do stay dead. No revival. No second chances. They just go out with a whimper.

For several seconds, Riku stares at the feed, his expression blank. He looks off to the side a few times, resting a fist below his chin. What can he even say to that? Would "sorry" even cut it? Death isn't simple. Never has been, never will be. The last thing he wants is to come across as insensitive.

Maybe he should just focus on that last point.]


Wait, Ruana got rid of her own heart?

[So what does that make her? And what does it mean for the rest of them?]

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[personal profile] stitchedupbodyguard 2014-04-13 05:59 am (UTC)(link)
[There's a long, drawn out silence as Veronica listens to the video. At first, she listened half-caringly, not putting her full attention into it. She was busy with other things, no matter how much she might want to keep up with the tower posts.

That changed in the instant that she heard Rick's name. It was true, she hadn't seen Rick for a while since everyone returned to the tower, she'd simply taken it as him being too busy in other places than her and she'd thought they'd meet up sooner or later. How wrong she was left her face pale and distraught. A large lump in her throat made her unable to speak for a minute or so as Ion finished speaking. No matter how much proof of it there was, she couldn't believe it.
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R-rick... he's... he's dead?

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[personal profile] fionnuisce 2014-04-13 06:49 am (UTC)(link)
He's...what?

[Waver hadn't even registered anything about Ruana yet. He'd known Rick and worked with him in the laboratory; it had seemed to him as though he put up with the magus' insane work ethic without complaint. Though Waver was all but allergic to the term, Rick had been something of his...friend.]

[Was it really possible anyone could have permanently died? Waver wanted to argue the idea as being without precedent, and yet he knew that he was far from holding an unbiased standpoint to be arguing anything. Even if he was, forming sentences was for once proving impossible.]

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[personal profile] frilliance 2014-04-13 06:50 am (UTC)(link)
[Mr. Dawn? He's.......dead? And actually properly dead? He won't come back?

Edgeworth hated the way that death was cheated in this place, but still.....that was a terrible way to go. Edgeworth did not know Rick very well but he did work with him - enough to know that the man was timid but hardworking and kind-hearted. Rick did not deserve this.

This was terrible.]


I see. Thank you very much for this news, young man. We must strive to make sure his death is not in vain.

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What do you mean she disposed of it? What the Hell are you talking about?
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[personal profile] zelfies 2014-04-13 03:50 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm sorry for your friend.

[Link may not have known him, or whoever is making this post for that matter, but... all the same.]

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[Ryoji is shaking as he turns on the feed, one hand adjusting the camera and one clutching his scarf... not the usual yellow, but a blue one. One Rick had given him himself. The idea that the person who knitted this piece of fabric, who did so many kind and amazing things is gone... Ryoji refuses to believe it. It's too unreal, and he has to protest, even if there's something deep inside him that knows Ion is telling the truth.]

You're lying... He can't be gone. People don't die permanently here. That never happens.

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[She's numb. It's the best way to describe the feeling that settles over her, how distant it feels at this moment. The first thought that goes through her mind is 'Ah, that's why I have not seen him since I returned.' The second, selfishly, is: 'At least he is well and truly free now.']

I see. Thank you for informing us.

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[Both of these statements prompt the normally quiet, skulky-as-of-late overlord to reply.]

So - wait - hang on, so if you die outside the Tower you're not coming back, huh? [Moment of silence, that's how you do it, and then she continues:]

... And wait, Ruana what? ... That's probably not a good thing, is it?

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slightlyoblivious: (what's there?)

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[personal profile] slightlyoblivious 2014-04-14 12:17 am (UTC)(link)
I - it's hard to imagine someone actually dying here...especially someone with such a good heart. I'm - I'm sorry.

[And that's just half of it.]

...and Ruana did what? I'm sorry, it's just a bit of a shock...

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Someone died....outside the tower?

[Th-that is awful. That poor man.....he never got the chance to escape the tower and be saved.]
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[personal profile] bydefacto 2014-04-14 09:16 pm (UTC)(link)
He's... gone?

[Sealand feels like the bottom fell out his stomach. No, he'd not seen Rick about - but for him to be dead. Properly dead... No way.]

But are you sure? Maybe he just went home and - maybe he'll be back...!

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[There is silence from Minato, as he stares and think. After seeing how much death have become cheated and almost trivialised, it's almost strange to think of someone permanently dead. Not just because of Ruana, but from an accident.

Which would be normal and expected to revived from afterwards.
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...Thank you for letting us know, and I'm sorry.

[For the loss. No matter how one feels about death, no one wants to lose a loved one.]

Ruana disposed of her heart?

[However, the other part of the message is also worrying.]

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[Neal looks horrified. It's true, he hadn't seen Rick since they returned, but he had thought that maybe he just hadn't run into the man.]

That... that can't be possible. No one... no one's died for real before.

[That other comment, though...]

What do you mean Ruana disposed of her heart?

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