fermionprincess: (Neutral expression for a change)
fermionprincess ([personal profile] fermionprincess) wrote in [community profile] srwug_alpha_rp2014-02-04 03:58 pm

The null cone

My good friends...

[Alessandra sits in front of the wall. Not just a wall - the wall of rememberance. So many names are written there, of White Chalice crew who departed this world.]

Were it not for your valiant efforts, would this very Champion still be able to recite these words, sit where she does? Somehow I find that most doubtful... yet, I cannot help but be overwhelmed by emotions of longing and melancholy.

I suppose...

I suppose I just miss you.

[Alessandra continues to drink her tea in relative peace, but her armored hand shakes while these words are uttered.]

[Yes, this is an invitation to remember and talk about dead characters.]
curse_u_reflexes: (Sorrow)

[personal profile] curse_u_reflexes 2014-02-04 04:06 pm (UTC)(link)
I think that's just... when things are good we wind up wishing the people we lost were there to see it.

[Mr. Herrera...]

... And when things are bad, knowing they're not around makes things harder.
gurrenbrigbonded: (Angry)

[personal profile] gurrenbrigbonded 2014-02-04 07:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Matthew walks up to a patch of wall where a scrap of red cloth that matches the one tied around his wrist is tucked into a crack in the wall.

"Departed, yet not gone." He says quietly and solemnly. "Not gone in our hearts, and not gone in other worlds than these."
gurrenbrigbonded: (Serene)

[personal profile] gurrenbrigbonded 2014-02-05 03:05 am (UTC)(link)
"Aff, you could say so." Matthew says.

"In the oldest faiths of the civilizations of earth, there was no glory or pride awaiting people in the underworlds after death: no reward or praise awaiting those who were quiet and privately virtuous."

He nods to himself. "To those old civilizations, it was the legacy that you left behind after death that was true immortality. Grand and glorious achievements...and heroic deeds."
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gurrenbrigbonded: (Angry)

[personal profile] gurrenbrigbonded 2014-02-05 05:01 pm (UTC)(link)
"Aff, " Matthew says after a moment's thought. "But people will be less likely to remember it, quiaff?"
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gurrenbrigbonded: (Cockpit)

[personal profile] gurrenbrigbonded 2014-02-07 03:28 am (UTC)(link)
"Aff, aff." Matthew says with a nod. "There is merit in that...yet you must admit that a large population is statistically more likely to preserving your memory in both writing and Oral recitation."
saikyocivrobo: (bein' bishie)

[personal profile] saikyocivrobo 2014-02-04 09:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Reminiscing about old days... I didn't expect you to do that, Alessandra. You always struck me as someone who lives in the present first and foremost.
saikyocivrobo: (ominous glasses push)

[personal profile] saikyocivrobo 2014-02-07 02:01 pm (UTC)(link)
That is a very sane approach.

Ryo. Azrad. Old man Hadou. Shouko. Gregory. Felicita. Doctor Bian. Texotic. There's a lot of people here I knew. Side effect of being on White Chalice almost since the start of its journey; we've seen all of them come and go.
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saikyocivrobo: (Default)

[personal profile] saikyocivrobo 2014-02-07 04:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Because their memories still live on within us and serve as inspiration?
saikyocivrobo: (bein' bishie)

[personal profile] saikyocivrobo 2014-02-09 12:11 am (UTC)(link)
Well, we've known each other for years, Alessandra. Also, overuse of Prometheus' power caused my latent psychic abilities to awaken.

[Said with a completely straight face.]
saikyocivrobo: (smirk)

[personal profile] saikyocivrobo 2014-02-09 06:11 pm (UTC)(link)
You're much harder to fool than in the past, Alessandra. Good job.
turningyaponese: (Curious)

[personal profile] turningyaponese 2014-02-05 01:08 am (UTC)(link)
[[Gainer stops by and spots Alessandra. Then spots Resnick's name.

He kind of groans, but shifts it into a sigh for subtlety. Still doesn't like him, but, not going to disrespect the dead.]]

Not the kind of place I'd usually find you.
turningyaponese: (Curious)

[personal profile] turningyaponese 2014-02-07 02:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I know. That's why I went back home for a while. What little of a home I have anyway, but... yeah. Everyone's still fine there, but they didn't know how I was doing.

You know... there's not many people on this wall I actually had anything to do with.
turningyaponese: (Confused)

[personal profile] turningyaponese 2014-02-07 02:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Uh... well that's one way of looking at it. I guess I shouldn't feel too bad that I don't know them then. You know... no mourning.
2000_skills: (head desk)

[personal profile] 2000_skills 2014-02-05 04:30 am (UTC)(link)
[Staring at this wall. Not gonna cry, not gonna cry, notgonnacry, NOT GOING TO CRYYYYYY- crying, fuck]
2000_skills: (stop callin stop callin)

[personal profile] 2000_skills 2014-02-05 06:59 pm (UTC)(link)
[Wiping those away, straightening up, EMOTIONS MAN]

Sorry.
2000_skills: (No Fear No Pain)

[personal profile] 2000_skills 2014-02-05 10:54 pm (UTC)(link)
It's just how I am...even if I didn't really know them, every loss weighs on me.
2000_skills: (just hanging out)

[personal profile] 2000_skills 2014-02-07 02:18 am (UTC)(link)
I'd like that. I didn't know everyone as well as most of you guys, but I would like to hear about them.
zetahatsudo: (Is this all I can do?)

[personal profile] zetahatsudo 2014-02-06 11:58 pm (UTC)(link)
[Kamille doesn't go to the wall, typically. He pays his respects to the fallen once a month, at best, and strives to keep up the good fight.]

[There are two names on the wall that have particular significance to him, though. One can barely be called a name, "Four Murasame" having given no actual name to Kamille Bidan before dying to protect him. The other...]

They didn't want to have it up there. Nobody did, really. [Char's name is amongst the others.] I know. I know what he did was horrible. I worked to actively stop him. But that man... he was still someone who was incredibly close to me. He shared his dream with me, to find a promised land for the spacenoids, a place of peace.

I told him that I would find my own promised land, and in doing so, I promised to myself that I would carve out my own place in this world we live in; a place where me and mine could be happy. [He took a seat in front of the wall.] He was my brother, if not in blood, then in spirit. He fought with us long before he fought against us. I didn't want him to just be remembered as someone who tried to destroy the world, but as someone who was born, lived, and died fighting for his dream.

It was selfish of me. I outright told them I would carve the name in myself if I had to. [He chuckles rather morbidly.] That man... what would he think of me now, I wonder?
zetahatsudo: (Damnit all...)

[personal profile] zetahatsudo 2014-02-07 06:48 am (UTC)(link)
[Kamille is silent for a time, staring at the wall, at the name he personally etched in.] ... For all that he was my brother... [He remembers the battle at Axis vividly, how of Kamille and Amuro, it was the White Devil who was able to destroy Char's MS, and how near-ineffectual he had been.] I like to believe that he wishes for us to win. [All the gaffs that man had made, culminating to this...] He tried, in his own way, to support us. He was... bad at it, to be sure, but he wanted us to succeed.

He'd happily take their hate, if it meant that our dreams still amounted to the same thing. [He sighs.] At least, I like to believe that. For all that he was my brother, the man that was Casval Rem Deikun remains an enigma to me.
gift_of_magus: (lineface)

[personal profile] gift_of_magus 2014-02-07 05:16 am (UTC)(link)
...This is a memorial, then.
gift_of_magus: (sad eibon)

[personal profile] gift_of_magus 2014-02-08 06:52 am (UTC)(link)
...There will be more before this is done.

[Oh yeah, there was that thing Al announced about the leaving and the never returning and all.]

I am not one of you. Will...will I have a place here?
gift_of_magus: (sad eibon)

[personal profile] gift_of_magus 2014-02-09 09:02 pm (UTC)(link)
...I see.

[Man, Al wasn't kidding when she talked about how stupendously optimistic they all were.]