Weiss Remeberance by; Deandra Lily
Author’s Notes: My last update has been over … three weeks ago I think. I’m kind of really bored at the moment so I decided to update.
Barely any detail in this chapter … just dialog. But dialog is fun so can I presume you won’t mind?
At a small café near the airport …
“So … where have you been all this time?” Rianne started, taking a sip from her drink.
Rianne snickered. “How obedient you’ve become. In the past you would have said something like ‘Shouldn’t I be asking you that question?'”
The man frowned. He didn’t appreciate Rianne prying.
“Fine. I won’t ask then.” Rianne put down her glass and stared at it. “I’ve been working as a model … in Nothern.”
Tori looked out the window. “I see.”
“Have … have you spoke with anyone since?”
“You know the answer to that.” He replied.
“You couldn’t either, could you?”
Korin’s house …
“Let me get this straight … Rianne is here for a show, Tori’s been forced to come back for some organisation James works for and we still have the girl to think about … anyone else think-”
“we’re in some kind of cheesy soap opera?” James completed, interrupting Mir.
“If you guys didn’t realize, we’re being toyed with by our good for nothing crap of a creator because she’s bored and has nothing to do but give us grief.”
“Korin, you’re not making any sense. Anyways, back to the matters at hand …” Mirielle continued ignoring Korin’s ‘it’s true, though’. “James you go get Tori as told, since it’s your job. Lauren and I will get Lina while looking for Ria. Korin you stay put.”
Korin sank in the couch. “Whatever.”
The phone rings, Mir answers.
“Hello? Ah, Lina? You saw Tori?! … Uh huh, yeah … then? Tori’s with Ria? Café? … Alright, got it.” (Mir hangs up the phone) “Change of plans. Korin, you used to work at P’tits Délices right?”
“Call the superior there and show up for a part time shift NOW.”
“Damn. I liked the old plan better.” Korin muttered under his breath.
“And us?” Lauren asked.
“James has to get Tori as scheduled, but he’ll get him thirty minutes after Korin starts his shift. You and I will meet Lina at the park in an hour. That said, get moving. I don’t want to waste too much time on this, we have a live in three days.”
So says the one giving out the others. James and Korin thought at the same time.
Back at the café ..
“Do you hear that?”
Rianne slapped her forehead. “It’s a cellphone you dimwit. Have you been living under a rock all this time?”
“Oh right. I haven’t used one in a while so …” (takes phone from his pocket) “HEY! Wait a sec, since when did I have a-?!”
“Just pick it up.” Rianne interrupted, exasperated. Tori’s changed … he looks so … tired.
“Hello? Huh … J-james?! … G-good, what? Oh. No,no. I … Yeah … er, okay.”
“What happened?” Rianne asked (keeping an apathetic face).
“This and that. Nothing, really.”
“You sure have changed a lot.”
(after a pause) “You’ve said that already.”
Rianne toyed with her drink with the small spoon. “You went to look for her didn’t you?”
Tori didn’t reply.
“I guess … we were both just running away all this time, weren’t we?”
“Ah! Korin, you’re finally here!” exclaimed a female waitress. Rianne stiffened at the name. Could it be? She turned around slowly.
“What made you decided to come back?” asked the waitress.
“Needed the money.”
Rianne’s calm expression faltered at the sight of the man she once (and perhaps still) loved. (AN: LOL?!CORNY?!) He too had changed. In place of the once kind expression Korin wore was a stranger’s face. It was a cold and emotionless. Rianne didn’t know what to think so she looked away.
Tori didn’t even throw Korin a look. He stared out the window trying to ignore his (once) best friend’s presence.
Korin shot a glance at the two discretely while the waitress brought him to the back.
Tori’s hair had been let loose, longer and messier than it was in the past. The only difference is that this cut wasn’t done purposely.
Rianne had a strange look on her face. It was strained and distant. She was staring at him directly with empty eyes and longing expression. Korin looked away before Rianne could realize she was staring and passed through the kitchen doors.
At the park …
Mirielle lied down under the oak tree and started up at the dots of sky passing through the leaves. Lauren sat down beside her, his back against the tree.
“It’s been a while … since we’ve both been alone.”
Lauren flushed. “T-that’s not what I meant!”
Mir smiled and got up to give Lauren a small peck on his cheek. “You’re so cute when you get shy like that.”
“Mir …” (their faces approach)
Mirielle sighed. “Can’t you see were busy?”
Lauren flushed and moved away from Mirielle. “L-lina …”
Meanwhile at the Café …
“Tori, hey! How have you been all this time? MAN! You look like CRAP! We’re going to have to give you a haircut when we get … OH MY! If it isn’t ハルヱル-sama.”
(The katakana’s says “Haruweru” which is romaji for “Harewell”)
“Still using that vulgar language* aren’t you, Carlson.” (AN: I’ll explain this at the end of the chapter)
Rianne shot James a glare which he returned with a teasing smirk. Tori sighed.
“You still disregard the context as always James.”
The four-eyes geek (but gorgeous) pushed his glasses up. “You did as well if I remember, little birdie.”
Both Rianne and Tori ignored him.
“Well, whether the both of you like it or not, you’ll have to follow me.”
Rianne got up in protest. “Why do I have to come? Have you any idea who I am?!”
“My since when were you this condescending, ハルヱル?”
“I have the authority. Don’t worry, you’re current ‘lover’ knows where your going.”
“Lover?” Tori repeated curious.
“How did you …?”
James smirked. “I’m not only Temperance’s drummer, y’know. But that aside, I’ll have you two follow me. But before that I have to get Korin.”
The raven-haired stiffened. “I’M NOT COMING!!!!!!”
“Sorry but …” (dramatic pause; Everyone looks up at Korin) “the customers are complaining.”
“Ko … rin …” Rianne whispered weakly. She clenched her fists and ran out the café, biting her lips and fighting back tears. What was that? What was that? That cold look … Her fists clenched over her chest. It hurts.
“This feels like a Sunrise anime derailing horribly minus the mecha.”
Tori and Korin ignored James’ useless geeky comments.
The other man didn’t reply. He looked down upon his once best friend.
“And this feels like Suzaku vs. Lelouch … ‘cept Tori isn’t anything like Lelouch. I wonder if that makes Rianne Kallen or something …”
The two still ignored James and continued to eye each other fiercely. Both James’ cell phone rang.
“Korin’s apartement now.”
“Problem. Our Kallen escaped.”
“Don’t worry. I knew this would happen. Just get here.”
(hangs up) “Alright you two. Enough with the out-angsting competition we’re leaving.”
“I’m not coming either.” Tori slammed the table and prepared to leave but James grabbed him the the collar.
“You’re coming whether you like it or not.”
“Damnit. Why are you being so forceful?!”
James smirked. “One, you’ve become weaker and two, Mir would murder me.”
Tori stopped struggling against his once bandmate’s grip and turned to Korin who was still throwing him that expressionless look.
“Rianne? … are you … crying? Rianne?”
“I’m O.K, Evans. Just pick me up. I’m tired.”
“… I’ll hear your explanation later.”
Rianne looked back at the road she came from and held her hands closer to her chest, as if protecting her heart. Korin … he had Deandra’s face … that cold stare …
Author’s End Chapter notes:
At a ‘certain someone’s request’ I tried making the chapter a little longer. So, is it any longer? Har, har. I frankly don’t know.
Not much from Lina, Mir and Lauren but a lot of the others. Bah, I managed to give Mir and Lauren their little moment … har, who knows what would’ve happened if Lina didn’t come. (Mir and Lauren have progressed to that stage, yes) ((I laugh if you don’t know what I mean))
Surprisingly, James got a lot of screentime.
If you’re wondering about Rianne and James’ relationship, you could say it’s kinda like Murata and Shori from KKM (WHOA?! MORE KKM?!) … but I highly doubt anyone reading this knows KKM so I’ll explain.
It’s basically the ‘we’re not really friends, not really rivals’ type thing. The two just love have spat fights.
Another thing is Rianne’s comment about James using vulgar language. I think I mentioned in the prelude that the world Weiss is occurring in floats above our world. The inhabitants of the world in Weiss KNOWS their floating above us and they have the right to come down to our world (but it’s considered a disgraceful action because THEY think WE’RE primitive and some crap like that)
Even knowing that, James loves our world and is a total otaku. Rianne, being quite the noble, is very prejudiced against our world so James uses our language (not really our, more just Japanese) to tease her.
Really, I didn’t want James to mention anime or anything anywhere but after Rianne ran off and Tori and Korin began mind-fighting each other I couldn’t help but compare the situation to what happened on Kaminejima (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion) …
i.e. Kallen running off while Suzaku pwns Lulu.
In Weiss’ case, James puts Tori down but same thing. (Kallen=Rianne, Suzaku=Korin, Tori=Lulu) Not in personality or and in looks … but just for this situation.
Okay my notes are getting long … look forward to the next chapter because there’s .. euh, more corny drama?
-Big Reunion at Korin’s
– Evans vs. Korin
– Tori slowly realizing (but not quite yet) what Scythe had meant for him to realize
(I’ve already to decided to end Weiss at around 17 to 20 chapters of about this lenght. I’m not sure of its content but expect time skips)