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unit_202 wrote in rubycity_rp
[The video feed is blurry at first, as the watch and the person holding it are both very obviously in motion. Anybody who knows the layout of the library might recognize that as being the location on display as 202 paces for a few moments more in front of one of the battered old armchairs that can be found therein. Finally she comes to a halt and takes a seat with an impatient sigh of frustration, resting her watch on her knee as she draws it up close to her chest.

The look she turns on the camera isn't quite panic and isn't quite anger, but it's a fairly even mix of the two. Taking a moment to collect her thoughts, she takes a deep, steadying breath before she speaks.]


Have any of you seen Vash today? Switzerland? I-- He wasn't at home this morning, which isn't all that unusual, but while I was tidying up--The party, you know, there was quite a bit of mess left over--I came upon his... Well, his weapons.

All of them.

[And anybody who knows the nation in question knows just how out of sorts that is for him. 202 frowns and, clearly full of nervous energy, resumes her pacing.]

I don't want to leap directly to irrational conclusions, but in light of the city's changes...
Well.
If anybody has any idea where he is, or might be, please let me know. At the very least, he'll want his firearms returned. And if he's not around... Well, I think we all know what that means by now.

[The catacombs are most emphatically not 202's idea of a good time, but if that is indeed where he is... She moves to close the communicator, but stops halfway through the motion to add;]

...Hidan, Kakuzu, I'd appreciate it if either of you would get in touch with me just as soon as is convenient for you, please. I have a small favor to ask.

[...And without further remark, the feed ends as her device clicks shut.]

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... You haven't either.

[ It was said with an under-tone of sadness, which she was trying her best to conceal. But that failed, when she let out a very heavy sigh. She looked everywhere she knew and it all proved to be completely useless. ]

Do you know where he could be?

[ Her voice was shaking, but very soft, almost a whisper. ]

[202 knows that voice-- Poor Lili. She hadn't even considered how hard this would be for her. 202 clears her throat, so that when she replies her voice is strong and steady.]

I don't know, but don't worry-- I'll look hard. I'll find him, miss Lili, I promise.

... I'll help.

[ She had to do more, sitting here wasn't going to do anything. ]

...Really?

[...Oh. Oh, Lili. Vash would kill her if he found out she'd let you involve yourself in any of the potentially dangerous aspects of this search. But there were other, safer things for the gentle little nation to do...]

Well, ah... Well, you could always come finish checking here in the library. Or even just staying home, in case he comes back, that could help. And you could keep trying to call him, maybe, if you don't mind--I think my hands might be too busy to keep trying that, and it might prove to be the best way to get in touch with him.

Yes!

[ There's a bit of a pout, but a quick nod. ]

I can try calling him and help in the library!

[ Hopefully without getting distracted. ]

Thank you, miss Lili--I really do appreciate your help. Let me know if you find anything out, all right? Or if you need anything, of course.

[She pauses, then continues after a moment as a thought occurs to her.]

Please just do your best to stay safe, most of all... You know how Vash worries about you, he'd hate it if you did anything dangerous and I'd hate to have to explain to him that I let it happen...

Hm! Thank you.

[ She didn't speak for just a moment, then sighed. ]

I understa-... How do you know so much about me and my brother?

I...

[Oh, hell. The poor girl didn't even know...?]

...Well, your brother and I are very close, miss Lili-- He's told me lots about you, and how much he cares about you. And since he's not here right now, I want to keep you safe just the same way he would. If you'll let me, of course.

[ Waait for it. ]

... O-oh. You're the one Hidan told me about?

[ She'll force back a rather confused sigh, with a little sound in agreement. ]

[....Oh. Oh, no. Oh, Hidan, what have you told this poor girl?!]

I... Might be. Hidan is a friend of mine, but he also... Well, he can get carried away sometimes. What did he tell you?

[ Only the most of polite and nice things, of course. Oh, and he taught her how to say "shit". Isn't he a great man? ]

That you're his uhm...

[ Awkward! What's the word...? ]

Uh!

[ Very close. ]

Girlfriend!

Okay Icon #2 just about killed me with LOL, in this situation. xD

[Hidan you are a terrible beast and should not be teaching obscenities to little girls no matter how hilarious that is.

202 waits, making the effort to remain patiently quiet until the tiny nation finally manages to work the word out. When it finally arrives, she hums her agreement.]


I suppose that's what one would call it, yes. Your brother is... [She trails off, clearly lost in thought for a moment before she resumes--and it's clear from her tone that she's smiling.] ...Well. I love him, very much.

PFFT. It was for the expression but... I guess it is funny. xDD

[ Nest lesson: curse like a sailor? ]

... I can tell.

[ She tries her best to stay silent about this, not wanting to ruin it for any one of them. Vash is well, her very dear brother and if sees this person like this then she'll have to accept it. ]

I... I'm glad.

[Lili. You are going to get Hidan shot.
Okay.


202 misses the implications behind the smaller girl's silence entirely, not being very good with social cues even when she's not distracted by her paramour's absence.]


I hope you understand then why your wellbeing is so important to me... You're precious to Vash, and so you're precious to me as well. I have a sister myself, where I'm from--So I know how he feels. The safer you are, the better.

[ The plan is working! >3< ]

Hm, thank you.

[ Good, change of subject! ]

You do?

Mmhm, we're twins. [Well. More or less.] She was even here in Ruby City for a while, but she went home again not long ago. Still, though, I know she's safe--So it's all right. You see?

Twins! [ At that she gave her a very small smile, trying to comfort her. ]

Hm, that's good.

We can talk more another time, if you'd like, miss Lili-- But for right now, I'm going to get to work. Please remember what I said, all right? And stay safe?

... [ Riiight, she isn't dragging Italy or Germany they wanted to come!, yep. ]

Right!

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