I guess I'm feeling ready to write here again.

These past few months have been a bit of a blur, but I guess things have been feeling a bit easier. I have good days and bad days. I mostly just try and keep busy so I don't dwell on things all too much.

I am so appreciative to Juudai and Asuka, for letting me stay in their apartment and for making me feel so welcome there. I owe them so much for this. I'm really appreciative to Shinji too, for helping me when I really needed it, for bringing me work from school so I don't get behind and for being a great friend and giving me some company when he visits.

Talking of school, I had a meeting with the principal last week. He told me that since I'm keeping up with work outside of class at the moment, it may be in my best interest to go back to the academy after the holidays are over, but when I do, he wants me to see the school counsellor at least once a week for a while.
He told me to just relax as much as I can and to enjoy the holidays. I wish I could say that I feel enthusiastic for it, but...
...I just wish it didn't feel like there was a huge part of me missing...

I'm going to have to sort through their things soon. Choose what things I think they would like to keep... if they ever are able to come back. I want to free up that apartment for Mr. Marias, I don't want it sitting empty like it is.
I'll see what I can store in my room at Juudai and Asuka's apartment.

Event Post

Oct. 9th, 2012 07:36 pm
*"Maybe it was all a dream? Maybe I'll wake up and everything will be normal again."

Ruka's eyes slowly flickered open to be greeted by unfamiliar surroundings. She slowly sat up and looked around the room she was in. Where was she? Who brought her here? All she knew was that being there meant that no matter how much she wished, everything that has happened recently, had really happened.

She slowly got up from the bed, steadying herself from a short dizzy spell before moving towards the door. She listened by it for any noises, then slowly opened it.

The hallway it brought her into she did recognize. This was Juudai and Asuka's apartment. So Juudai must of brought her here? Quietly she walked down the hallway until she got to a slightly open door on her left. Looking through the small gap, she could see Juudai sat in the living room, working on his laptop. Ruka didn't want to disturb him. After all, she's probably caused him enough trouble already.

Slowly and quietly, Ruka opened the front door and snuck out of it. When outside, she was about to run across the courtyard to her apartment when a thought hit her. Did she really belong there anymore? Is that even her home now? She really wasn't sure... and holding herself up in it again wouldn't be a good idea anyway.

Ruka leaned against the wall beside the entrance to Juudai's apartment and slid down until she was sitting. Pulling her legs to her chest, she buried her face in them.

She had honestly never felt so lost and so ashamed of herself as she did at this moment.

Looks like she could use someone to talk to!.*
OOC: This story is back-dated to last week and takes place within the week Ruka has been hiding away in the apartment.

Tainting of the Pure Heart )

Event Post

Sep. 16th, 2012 06:51 pm
*For months, Ruka had run through in her head of what she'd do if she came face-to-face with the Crimson Dragon again. She'd gone though every statement, every argument and every question thousands of times over.
But when she was actually stood in front of it, she froze. All the planning refused to make sense and she could barely recall any of it. She felt terrified of letting the dragon know exactly how she felt about the situation it had pulled her and her brother into. Pulling them away from their family back in their own timeline, to make them grow up and make lives in the current one without ever saying why they were really sent there. What if one day they had to choose between the two? What if they didn't get to choose at all? Even choosing would be an incredibly difficult thing to do.
The Crimson Dragon silently stared Ruka down, as if waiting for her to say something, but as time passed without a word, the dragon seemed to grow impatient and let out a shrill cry before it started to fly away.
Ruka wanted to call out to it, but the words weren't able to leave her mouth.
It was then that the area filled with a sudden flash of red light...


Ruka woke with a start in her bedroom in the Sakana apartments. Sitting up, she took a moment to let the familiar look of the room sink in, before she breathed a sigh of relief.
"...it was just a dream...".
She looked over at her brother's bed on the other side of the room, making sure she didn't wake him up, but she was surprised to see that his bed was empty. Looking over at the clock beside her bed, it read that it was just past 7am.
This was puzzling to Ruka, it was rare for her brother to be up this early at the weekend. Actually, it was rare for him to be up at this time any day of the week.
"Maybe he went to help Yuusei with something..."

After getting dressed, Ruka wandered through the apartment, gradually checking the rooms, but it seemed like no-one was around at all. Where could they all be at this time in the morning? They wouldn't of gone somewhere without telling her...
Though there was no indication anyone had gone anywhere. Shoes were still in the hallway and everyone's apartment keys were still hung up on the wall near the door.

Opening the door, Ruka stepped out into the courtyard and ran around to the garage. Surely if no-one was in the apartment, they might just be in the garage, maybe to watch something Yuusei was working on.
Ruka stopped dead as she ran into the garage, only to see the area where her friends D-Wheels were usually parked to be completely empty.

Ruka walked slowly back into the courtyard, not knowing what to do. Her friends had to be somewhere, right? But where would they be if it looked like they never left the apartment? Her thoughts wandered to the strange dream involving the Crimson Dragon, but she shook her head, to try and shake those thoughts away.
It couldn't of taken her brother and the others away? Not without her? And not without so much as a warning... right?

Maybe one of the other residents at the apartment knows where they went, but with it being so early, she didn't want to wake up anyone who's sleeping to ask.

Though maybe you are up this early for some reason and you see Ruka standing in the courtyard, looking confused and slightly upset.
Maybe what woke you up was the really odd flash of red light that filled the area, just before 7am and you came out to investigate what it was.

Either way, she looks like she needs to someone to talk too.*


Nov. 2nd, 2011 07:33 pm
*It's a wonderful warm day in May and Ruka is sat outside, under a tree, on either the Academy Island or in the park in Domino City. She looks to be hard at work though, as she mulls over some books she has with her, occasionally jotting down notes in a notebook. On closer inspection, the books appear to be theories on time travel, as well as history books.
Feel free to bother her about this or something completely different!*
Well, I saw the doctor at the hospital the other day and he says my shoulder is healing well and I need to start moving it more now. He's given me some exercises to do and I have to go back for another check-up next weekend. He said I can go back to school when I feel ready to, but they'll have to write up a note to say I can't take part in P.E or dueling classes for a while.
I think I'll probably try and go back in a few days and see how I do. There hasn't really been much for me to do while I've been at home, so I'd be glad to be able to go back and work on what I can there.
At least while I've been here, I've seen the building the Spirit Foundation is going to be in, starting to be built. It's going to look great when it's finished.

Other than that... hmmn... I was working on writing up something the other week, mostly out of boredom and lack of sleep. I'm unsure if I should post it because I think it lost the meaning of what I was trying to write and became much more of a personal ramble but...

Where Ruka rambles about Time Theory and the Crimson Dragon )

Event Post

Jul. 22nd, 2011 12:40 am
*By now, those who know Ruka have most likely been informed about her hospitalization due to an attack from Ghost. If you visit her, she's conscious and sitting up in her hospital bed. She looks tired though and she's covered in scrapes and bruises. Her left arm is also in a sling. Her medical chart shows that her left shoulder was fractured in the incident, but it seems to be the only major injury she's gotten, though she's under observation in-case there are any internal injuries.*
These articles I've been reading about Duel Spirit Hunters lately really show just how terrible they are... capturing and selling spirits... or out-right killing them. Taking them away from their partners or families. It's awful.
I'm just hoping that reading these will give us a better idea on how to find the one that's here in the city.

I guess I haven't updated about school yet. I've been so busy with it and the work with Juudai. I'm really enjoying the Duel Academy so far and I've gotten to know a lot of other people. My teacher for the Duel Spirit class seemed impressed with the notes I've written from what I learned over the summer with Juudai.
Talking of spirits, I've been trying to gain the trust of some of the new residents we've suddenly gotten here, but most of them seem a little skittish. I managed to coax the Key Mouse over to me with a little bit of food earlier though. It seemed to trust me a little more after that.
I completely forgot that today was the day we had to hand in the draft work for the geography project. That's the first time I've forgotten to hand work in, I felt kind of silly... I need to try and work on the rest of it over the weekend so I can hand it in on Monday.

...I've just been feeling so tired lately.
EVENT 1 (Dream Event)

*It's a peaceful, beautiful day in the Duel Monster spirit world. In a field of flowers, Ruka is sat playing with a bunch of smaller Duel Spirits, Kuribon included, as Ancient Fairy Dragon watches over them happily. It seemed like nothing could ruin such a happy day.
But as Ruka looks over the valley, she spots something that seemed to be coming towards them. A great big shadow seemed to be overcoming the land and destroying everything in it's path.
In a panic, Ruka, Ancient Fairy and the other duel spirits began to flee from the on coming danger, but it seemed like no matter how fast they were, the shadow was gaining on them quickly. It soon hit a few of the smaller, younger duel spirits that were lagging behind, instantly making them explode into dust. Ruka stops and screams out for them, but knows it's too late to do anything to help... the shadow soon reaches her and knowing she could never out run it, she just squeals and covers her eyes. She feels a sudden rush by her and opens her eyes to see Ancient Fairy and Kuribon had moved in front of her in an effort to protect her... but the shadow was too strong for them to hold back... they were fading away.
Both the monsters give Ruka a sorry look, as if apologizing for not being able to keep it back. Ruka tries to reach out for them, in the hope to somehow save them, but as soon as her hand reaches them, they explode into dust completely and the shadow washes over Ruka...

Opening her eyes, she looks around her. The once beautiful valley and beyond were now devoid of life, she was the only one left.
Falling to her knees, tears welling up in her eyes, Ruka felt like she had failed her spirit friends and the world they lived in. Everything happened so suddenly. She had promised to protect this world and... there was simply nothing she could do.

Putting her hands to her head, with the tears now falling from her face, Ruka let out a loud cry of frustration that simply echoed over the deserted land.*


EVENT 2 (For Sakana residents)

*After waking from her nightmare, Ruka is confused and thinks the spirit world and it's residents really have been destroyed. If you live in the same apartment as her, you may of heard her scream as she woke up, or alternately she maybe walking around the apartment looking very upset and dazed.
If you live in the other apartments in Sakana, after waking up, she may of walked out into the courtyard in her confusion. Again she looks very dazed and upset.*

(OOC: Please put either Event 1 or Event 2 in the subject of your reply, so I know which event you're replying to!)
The holidays were very nice and I had a lovely time, I hope everyone else did too.
I met a nice lady while at the library the other day. I was there looking up things for a geography project we're starting at school soon. She was very curious about the strange dreams a lot of people have been having recently though.

Hmm, talking of the project... we have to choose a country for it, but I'm not sure which to do. I think I might choose Peru though, because... well, it'd be nice to learn more about the people there and how they live.

*Yuusei got Ruka as his Secret Santa. He got a scrapbook, that's decorated nicely and neatly filled with all kinds of photos that were all taken these past few years. They're mostly photos of Yuusei and the others, either with each other, or other people living at Sakana. There are photos from any outings they've had or events they may of been to, just, a lot of happy memories for him to look at.
Ruka knew while making it, that it would be sort of obvious it'd be from her, or at least someone he lived with, but she knew this was something he was going to like.
It amazes me how much humans and spirits can accomplish together or possibly what they can accomplish, I think there's still a lot to learn from the friendship and unity between us. I'd love to learn more and maybe even discover new things myself, one day.

Christmas is coming up soon. I saved up a lot of my allowance so I can buy presents, which I will probably do this weekend.
Since last month, things have gone pretty much back to normal. I'm glad. Things seem calm at the moment... or about as calm as things can be here.

Rua and I turn 13 this Saturday, it's a little strange to think about... does being a teenager feel that much different?
I'm worried about Aki-san.

I don't think she did the attacks on the park, I really don't think she'd start doing that again.
Even if I'm only one of a few, I believe in her.
Christmas here at Sakana is always nice, because everyone is like one big family. Everyone knows everyone else. It's really nice.

Thank you for the presents! I really appreciate them.

*Gift List:

Yuusei: Gets a model of a Motorbike.

Aki: Gets a gardening book. It comes with some seeds you can plant!

Rua: Even though he doesn't have a player right now, she got him a cool transformers toy.

Jack: A selection of various teas.

Carly: Gets a picture of the Fortune Fairies.

Crow: Gets a random small plush of a black coloured bird, possibly a crow or a blackbird!

Rally: A new hat! That's like his old one, but just new 8D Also a few pin badges to put on it.

Juudai: Juudai gets a drawing of all of his spirits! Also a red coloured scarf/hat/glove set!

Asuka: Light blue coloured scarf/hat/gloves set!

Isabel: A gift card for a games store.

Tomoko: A Chikorita plush!

Sayuri: Chocolates!

Various Spirits: Most of the spirits that are around Sakana get various snacks and treats. Yubel also gets a black coloured scarf.

Ruka was Shou's Secret Santa, she got him a model set of cute cartoony looking cars!*
...why has there been so much talk on capturing and eating Unicorns lately...
I'm glad we managed to save her.
It's Father's Day today.

...I wonder if they know Rua and I are gone... are they looking for us? We've been here for such a long time now...
Something... a big dragon... it tried to grab Kuribbon earlier. Kuribbon and the other spirits of my deck... they just wanted to get away from it, so I ran as fast as I could. I lost it, but... I think something is after them...!
Something... a big dragon... it tried to grab Kuribbon earlier. Kuribbon and the other spirits of my deck... they just wanted to get away from it, so I ran as fast as I could. I lost it, but... I think something is after them...!


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