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61st Gear... This is not a valid coping mechanism, Nautilus. [Accidental Video]
Defiance.
naniteknight wrote in thewake_rp
[There is a figure in a black Organization coat standing atop a building in the Northern District, easily seen against the gray of the roof top and the white of the snow blanketing the ledges. For the first few seconds of the broadcast, the hood of the coat obscures the figure's face, but then he turns, gloved hands lifting to pull the hood back...]

[It's Rex, his gaze distant and cold as he looks out across the city, expression unreadable.]

[One hand moves to his collar, fingers looping under cords to draw out a pair of necklaces from beneath the coat. One of them, the shorter of the pair, is strung with bird feathers and beads. The other had four pendants hanging from it: a hand painted charm with kanji on it, a silver tribal-style metal pendant, a silver gear and a steampunk styled piece with wings on it. Rex simply gazes down at the lot passively for a second before suddenly tearing them away from his neck, the cords breaking.]

Worthless.

[He is about to toss them all off side of the building when he pauses, looking once more at the silver gear.]

Hmm, except this. I can still use it.

[The gear is dropped into a hidden pocket. The other parts are then disposed off, tossed carelessly off the roof before Rex teleports away, the feed ending soon after.]

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Ah... I must have not chosen the right words. Allow me to clarify, then.

It seems as if you're taking the easy path. Rather than deal with what's happened, you've chosen to ignore it, and any future hardship, entirely.

All I did was wonder.

The city did the rest.

[His mouth then curls in a slight sneer.]

You're not really one to talk about brushing things aside though, are you?

Then I suppose I'll be having a word with the city. Or at least, attempting to.

[He looks taken aback for a moment, before his features smooth into that pleasant and creepy smile.]

I'm sure I didn't imply brushing things aside was the answer either. But if that's what you're reading into it, I doubt I'll be able to change your mind.

Pot and kettle, Hakkai. That's all I'm saying.

[Rex pulls his hood back into place, looking once again quite neutral.]

Why don't you go concern yourself with someone or something else?

I think that statement would really only apply, should I also ask Nautilus to erase my ability to feel.

I could.

[But he isn't.]

If it did, then you would understand completely.

[Rex's finger hovers over the disconnect option.]

Do that, then.

Perhaps I've no wish to understand.

... But, I'll ask that you bear something in mind. Will you hear that much, at least? After that, I will leave you be.

Then don't argue what you don't understand.

[He's about to disconnect, yet hesitates just a moment.]

What is it?

Mmm. I suppose that would be foolish indeed.

[He pauses.]

... There are always consequences to our actions. This may be meaningless to you now... but this is the city of change.

Nothing here is permanent.

[i.e. don't do anything you're going to regret if the city gets bored of messing with you, kiddo.]

It's also the city of possibilities and choices.

A heart can't be that difficult to get rid of and keep gone with enough bending power.

So it is.

[He hesitates.]

But I wonder... if you'd wish to make the same choice again.

It's the logical one to make.

[And with that, he terminates the connection.]

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