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From:13sugarcubes
Date:December 15th, 2008 05:09 am (UTC)
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"Not quite," L began as he demonstrated by moving his arms. "The width of your arms and the span between creates the wings." Then he adjusted his legs, "And your legs create the skirts of the robe. Little children learn these things from their elders."

He paused, "...So how can it be that you fail to know of this as well?" Perhaps this young man didn't have parents. Or perhaps no one had taken the time to teach him such a simple little trick of expression.
From:aishiteru_aniki
Date:December 15th, 2008 05:20 am (UTC)
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Suboshi had a determined look on his face as he began to move his arms and legs as instructed. "All I had was my aniki and we were too busy traveling and training to do things like this. The other seishi wouldn't have liked us playing in the snow either." Well...at least one wouldn't have approved anyway.

He finished and continued to lay there. "How do you get up without hurting the angel?"
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From:13sugarcubes
Date:December 15th, 2008 05:31 am (UTC)
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"Ah..."

L wasn't too sure how to respond to that. He wasn't very good with the stories of the sad folk. However, that wasn't enough to actually deter him, or turn him away.

He thought about the question he was offered, "...Hm..." How to get up without hurting the angel's image. He didn't know where to go with that. "Good question," he admitted, "I've never thought about it. I haven't made snow angels since I was young, and I don't think I ever cared about the image afterward. I just liked spending my time like that."
From:aishiteru_aniki
Date:December 15th, 2008 05:36 am (UTC)
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Suboshi pondered this. He didn't want to harm the masterpiece he had created but he really didn't see how he could get up. If he had his powers he could have lifted himself off...but without them he was stuck.

He sat up and looked around. "There is so much snow here we could make a whole angel army! Well..we could if we knew how to stand up." He turned his upper body so he could at least see the wings and a boyish smile came to his face. "They really do look like wings! I made wings!"
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From:13sugarcubes
Date:December 15th, 2008 05:52 am (UTC)
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How old was this kid? L figured he must have been younger than he initially thought. He looked over to his companion and sat up, dusting the snow out of his hair.

"My name is Ryuuzaki," he responded with a small smile. "We could make an army of snow angels. If you wanted to, of course." He definitely wouldn't mind, it seemed. It was the snow and he enjoyed all sorts of things of that nature. He almost preferred the crunching of the leaves, however.
From:aishiteru_aniki
Date:December 15th, 2008 06:07 am (UTC)
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Suboshi put a hand on either side of his angel and pushed himself to his feet. He dusted the snow from his hair. "My name is Suboshi. I wonder what an army of angels would protect..." He pondered this a moment as he stared down at his own angel. "If its an army then they would be fighting for something...but being angels they wouldn't exactly want anyone to die in the fight...That wouldn't be a very effective fight. The angels would lose." Suboshi sighed. "Maybe its better if there isn't an army, then they won't have to lose." Suboshi may have been a ruthless killer but even he didn't think he would be good for an angel to get killed.

His mind was working a little too hard on someting as simple as snow angels, but war and fighting was all Suboshi had ever known and so this all was a logical train of thought for him. "What else do you do in the snow?"
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Date:December 15th, 2008 06:25 am (UTC)
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"Suboshi... It's very nice to meet you, Suboshi."

He watched the younger boy for a moment and then nodded slowly in thought. "An army doesn't necessarily signify a war. An army can be used for defensive maneuvers. I would imagine that they'd be protecting people. Angels are guardians, after all. Though there are books that speak of angels as brave and valiant warriors."

Tapping the base of his chin, he tilted his head to the side, "You could see them either way. Fighting for protection. Wishing to protect without the raising of arms. It's entirely based on personal perspective."

"...As for..." He was turned onto the idea of other things to do in the snow. He'd likely roll around in it, but perhaps that wasn't something he should share with a kid. It could be seen as a bad influence, he assumed, "...Snow balls. You can make snow balls and throw them at people. And there are people skating out there as well." He lifted a hand and gestured toward the skating rink that the captain had brought up.
From:aishiteru_aniki
Date:December 15th, 2008 06:33 am (UTC)
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Suboshi was still stuck on the thought of his angel army. "If they were in Kutou..they would be forced to fight in order to conquer. Its good that they would be here where there isn't allowed to be any wars."

A sinister glint suddenly came to Suboshi's eyes. "Snowballs? So you could throw them at the people on the skates and make them fall down?" He was greatly amused by the image in his head and bent down to start forming some snowballs.
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From:13sugarcubes
Date:December 15th, 2008 06:48 am (UTC)
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L's jaw dropped, but only for a moment. This kid was something else, wasn't he? He actually wanted to throw snowballs at people and knock them down? Seriously? Seriously serious? He found himself pausing and then chuckling a little.

"Well, we could, but I'm not sure that's the best thing to do. They might not appreciate that," he replied.
From:aishiteru_aniki
Date:December 15th, 2008 06:57 am (UTC)
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Suboshi looked down at the snowball in his hand. He had made it quite large and compact, one that would certainly hurt upon impact much like his ryuuseisui used to do. "Ah..yeah probably right. Aniki would have scolded me for that too.." He stood up, snowball still in hand. He looked around until he found an empty wall and then chucked the snowball as hard as he could at the surface, watching with glee as it disintigrated upon impact.

He dusted off his hands and turned back to L, still smiling. "Okay then...I'm not sure I'd be a very good skater so I think I will skip that activity. What else do you do in the snow?"
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From:13sugarcubes
Date:December 15th, 2008 07:04 am (UTC)
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L helped himself up finally and brushed the idle snow from his rather loose-fitting clothes. "Hm... I imagine if Yagami was here, or Misa, or even Takada-ko that one of them would have some other ideas. Honestly, I didn't do much except snow angels and rolling around in it."

He shook his head, "Not that I'm saying you should do the latter. I was a bit of a strange child. Quite a bit, actually." L smiled a little and looked over to Suboshi and offered a light sigh. "You don't have snow where you come from then?"
From:aishiteru_aniki
Date:December 15th, 2008 07:13 am (UTC)
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Suboshi shrugged and sat back down in the snow, picking it up and letting it escape through his fingers. "I saw snow once in awhile..but never really got a chance to play in it. As a warrior it wasn't right and there just wasn't any time for us to do anything like that. Nakago would have gotten mad and done something bad if he caught me screwing around."

Suboshi looked up at him, "I bet you came from a place like Yui-sama. Did you get to see snow a lot?"
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From:13sugarcubes
Date:December 15th, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
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A warrior, L thought to himself. Not everyone can say something like that about themselves.

Suboshi must have had difficult times. At least, wherever it was that he came from. L assumed it wasn't from the same era. He'd seen a great many things in his lifetime thus far, and it seemed the ship, Elysium Cruiser, was not against harboring these types of people.

"Yui-sama, hm? Well... Depends on where your Yui-sama was from," he began thoughtfully. He stepped towards the median between the ice skaters and the snow angels he and Suboshi had left behind. He considered the places he lived, and where he'd stayed. He'd seen quite a bit of snow in that respect. "I have seen quite a bit of it. The older you get, the less it seems to fascinate you. I would imagine adults find themselves too busy in the real world to appreciate such simple wonders."
From:aishiteru_aniki
Date:December 16th, 2008 04:11 am (UTC)
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Suboshi nodded as he started to make small snowballs. "I guess that explains a lot. When we went to the snow countries the other seishi didn't seem to care about it much and many of the soldiers complained about fighting in the cold. They seemed to just want it to go away."

Suboshi started to stack up the little snowballs. "Yui-sama's world was very strange. I was only there once and only for a few hours but I didn't like it very much. This place is like her world, and I don't like it very much here either...well its getting better but it is still a very confusing place."
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From:13sugarcubes
Date:December 16th, 2008 04:19 am (UTC)
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L looked over to him for a moment and then turned his attention back onto the ice that was gathering odd types of attention: a rather happy-looking boy with hair in his face, a tall elf gliding over the snow with a small feminine-looking person. The winter season certainly brought about all sorts of people apparently.

"Adults don't really have the time or patience to deal with those things. Not all adults are like this, though," he commented with a smile. "There are some adults who retain the innocence adolescents have. Like you. You've got a lot of that innocence about you."

Then he turned to Suboshi and furrowed his eyebrows, "You must be remarkably new to the ship then. Is that the case?"