Two mutes in the same place? That was weird in itself but she waved it off. She didn’t want to scare him off.
' Another person who's mute! I'm Astrid. What's your name?'
This shouldn’t be too hard. All he had to do was not say a word and nothing could go wrong.
' My name is Reisuke! '
' It's nice to meet you, Astrid! '
Staring right back at the human child, he tilted his head ever-so-slightly after a moment. If he was new to Assiah and not used to humans he’d be wondering right now what had he done to gain such a stare from the boy, but just by seeing how is the clothing humans are used to see he wouldn’t find it strange to call that unwanted attention nor have humans staring at him in that way —- Of course, by now he had gotten used to it. Still, it irritated him at some degree and he knew he would never get rid off that no matter how used he was to this kind of treatment.
The strange man stared back at him and for a few moments, that little staring contest would go on. Such a meeting was rather awkward and neither of them would speak until finally, the man spoke a single word.
…Oh. Maybe he should speak. Perhaps he could ask why this man was dressed in such an odd manner. Maybe then it would make a little bit more sense to him.
"…What are you wearing?"
Azure watches as theboy is sent flying, he can’t just stand here and watch his son go like this! he can’t stand it! He jumps down and lands on the guys shoulders, breaking his collar bones into pieces. The man falls in pain Azure lands infront of Reisuke, his left ankle snapped and his right leg almost dislocated from the hit, but nothing compared to what Rei must be going through “You touch him again…and I swear to fucking hell, I rip your heart out!!!” he screams in fury as his eyes turn red from anger, one could just feel the murderous intent in him “SUMMON! Jack frost!” he calls as his demon appears, using some magic to at least cure some of Reisuke’s wounds, however, it isn’t strong enough to deal with the venom, at least they bought the boy a few more minutes “Rei, are you ok?”
No words came out the boy. Just a few breaths that were getting slower and slower. His life hadn’t been taken yet. Though…it wouldn’t take much longer for that to happen. Azure didn’t exactly have much time left.
Guessing from his tone of voice, Junko assumed he didn’t know the whole story behind Hope’s Peak. However, just be assured she couldn’t help but curiously asked him.
"Did Chihiro tell you anything about the school?"
…Did Chihiro tell him about the school?
Well…really, he didn’t. All he said was to come there. There was their game of “The Make Believe High School Life of Mutual Killing”…but he never actually said anything about any killing going on in Hope’s Peak.
"No…" he told her, shaking his head a few times. "He just wanted me to go here."
"It is, isn’t it?" Junko looked down at Reisuke with a grin before looking back up. "It’s even bigger on the inside too!"
A thought then occured to her; Did Chihiro maybe tell him about the High School Life of Mutual Killing? Judging by his reaction, the blonde assumed that he didn’t know what went on inside the school.
"C’mon, lets keep walking!"
Chihiro had only given the child a mere hint about what went on in the school. It wasn’t actually enough to let him know the terrible truth about this school and how much bloodshed went on inside. As far as he knew, Chihiro was just a really, really, awful person.
"Okay!" he chimed, still as cheerful and naive as ever.
She looked at him with a surprised look. Her eyes were full of joy as she wrote down another phrase.
’Are you mute as well?’
At that moment, Reisuke realized he made a terrible mistake. This girl seemed to be so happy that he was “mute”. Of course, Reisuke knew the meaning of that word and that he wasn’t mute at all. He couldn’t just crush her feelings like that!
Well…might as well keep going.
"Yes" was written out in crayon.
The first thing that was unusual about this place was that it was dark. Not just dark…really dark. To the point where he was surprised when he could see his own hands. The second thing that was unsual was that there was no one around. He was used to lonliness but…not like this.
The third thing was that…he had no idea where he was. It was just a dark corridor with really weird paintings. Had he known where he was and had more peace of mind, he would have actually liked to look at them. Though…now was not the time. Now, he had to at least get some insight about his own whereabouts.
‘Hello there!' she wrote in her notebook, waving happily at the stranger.
Huh…that was so weird! Why was this girl writing her words instead of speaking?
Maybe he should play along?
Taking out his (ordinary) drawing book as well as a crayon from his bag, he wrote out his own words.
"It’s just down this street here." She pointed down the one they were standing beside on the left. At the end of it, there was a large modern building standing there. It had a high brick wall built around it with a tall iron gate set in front. It definitely stood out from the rest of the surrounding buildings.
"That’s Hope’s Peak Academy right there~!"
Looking towards the direction she was pointing, Reisuke was able to spot the massive building at the end of the street. With a large brick wall complete with a heavy iron gate around the building itself, it looked almost like a fortress rather than a school.
Actually, Reisuke didn’t have a good idea of what a school looked like in the first place. Though, he was fairly certain that they weren’t this big and heavily guarded.
"Woaaah!" he gasped. "That’s so cool!"
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