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Well, this is my company, heh, well handed down to me with a few extra members that I caught along the way. You see, this is what it's called, Red Diamonds - where we keep information on criminals. Of course we don't just have it anywhere though, letting out a little wink from his eye again, We've got a undercover place.
Since you already know about me I'll tell you about the other members. . .
fadeuser, the daughter of the previous owner till it was handed to Armagedon. Most of the time fadeuser doesn't do a lot it, she's usually sitting on the sofa messing about, but when it gets serious she'll be there. She's one of the protectors of Red Diamonds, if they get through security she's the next one to pass which gives rocksanie more time to escape or contact Armagedon if he's not in the office. Since he usually takes care of the negotiations. Since you shouldn't be messing about with the law, most don't know that fadeuser was also the previous owner's daughter though, always wondering how she got be so close to Armagedon and why she is hired, though they never let anyone know. She does indeed though have a lot of fun working with Armagedon even though he can be slightly bossy sometimes.
So fadeuser, she actually spoke to me at school. Well not straight away because of whom she was hanging out with at the time, but y'know. It was because of her that I got into this though - I can realise justice. I do look after her, that is the promise I made with her father, so usually we stay at my mothers, I usually go shopping with her, see that black dress she's got on, I picked that out for her~ I think she looks beautiful in it, don't you think?
rocksanie is the person who manages all the hardware and software, she can be quite blunt and gets straight to the point sometimes but that's because she doesn't have a full heart, she is also what you call an 'Heart Stealer' but she does not fulfil that particular requirement because she was born with half a heart rather than no heart which affected her life being casted aside. A Heart Stealer is someone who can take someone's heart only over an agreement. Armagedon took her in though because of her immense knowledge on technology he needed someone to maintain the database while he is not in all the time.
rocksanie is a star, she makes sure things are in line, no malfunctions all that jazz y'know, she's a big help and at a young age it's more like a talent and hobby to her rather than a job. Whilst on the subject of clothes she does suit the plain colours well. Whilst keeping our trademark colour red.
This is their database. He came to an agreement with Alchemiste about trading his heart away because he felt he was useless, he thought if he traded away his heart he would be okay so he wouldn't care. That - very true. rocksanie was able to find out about this and actually despises Heart Stealers even though she is meant to be one, so she took him in and gave him a purpose in life - a portable database.
Part of something rocksanie came up with, a portable database, although another victim of a Heart Stealer unfortunately.
So that's it, and for our cover, CryoDart's Cafe which oddly also has a hot springs, so that's quite nice when you want to relax.
Any who - these are part of the Cafe and know who we are and what we do but keep it low. . .
CryoDart. Red Diamonds Cafe Cover, so they are able to stay low, especially since CryoDart's Cafe is almost hidden because CryoDart wants to keep a low profile. The rest of the workers she has under her also want to stay low so it's in a perfect location for that along with owing him one for helping them. The reason for being low? Well much to do with her past. Even though she's sadden by it she's still been able to be happy in another way - she's always just wanted to see peoples smile when she sings, but now it's being able to serve something delicious.
Me and CryoDart came to an agreement, she was always fond of Cafe's, so I convinced her to open one up and let me be in the back, since she also wanted to stay low from her singing and manager incident. I've kept that all a secret though - I understand what keeping a low background means, it's what I want too to cover up the past y'see, so I also helped her change her appearance so she wouldn't be recognised anymore. One thing I really love about CryoDart though is her cooking, it's amazing along with her tea, so sometimes I'm glad it's a quiet Cafe, gives me some time for me to enjoy, heh~
Yen is the actual owner of CryoDart's Cafe, she had no time to do anything, along with wanting to spend more time with her daughter Bree she needed some help or at least someone else to take care of things for her and work there has a acting manager. So she handed it over to CryoDart under new management but was actual still her Cafe, Yen is mostly unheard of at the Cafe. Then remodelling a new fraction of it to create hot springs, something to relax, since she knew what everyone had been through (she always needs to know the history - so if she can trust them or not) so she gave up some time to make sure everyone would be alright. Almost like the mother of the orgnisation in a way.
Yen has a sweet heart, she always seems to care for everyone else, even though I don't know her that well I can tell she's an amazing person and truly beautiful on the inside as well. Besides CryoDart I have to thank her for confirming my stay in the background. And you know I was going to bring up her lovely she looks right? Even though I see her in many different outfits she knows what to pick, I especially love this outfit - its very elegant.
sk8r is another worker at the Red Diamonds, another one trying to keep it low due to his old pirate ways, he lost his mother at sea when he was being attacked, he has wanted to return for his belief that she is still out there. The things he kept from his past is his scarf, bells and earring. Even though he wears all that he still looks very presentable. Being a bartender and waiter he's realised that he wants to stay here along with keeping hope in his heart. He was found by CryoDart when he was knocked out on the shore. He still visits the shore and docks just to stare out and wish.
Well, sk8r is a true gentlemen, just like me of course, I think he's always been like that - full of hope and happiness in his life, I'm just glad he found something he wanted to do, but if he were to go back to sea, well I wouldn't mind yet I don't want him to find the truth at the same time y'know just in case? But it's his choice - he's a great person though I have to say, I wouldn't want him getting hurt but being an ex-pirate I know he'll handle himself and the ladies for that matter.
Pause. Someone who hated the military and wanted a new and fresh life, although it was hard to obtain, drastically changing her own appearance so she could not be found. A bounty is on her head just because of breaking the rules, they now want her dead for being disobedient.
Once another low profile gal~ Well for different reasons this time though, she's an ex-military solider, she hated the rules that were there - no love, friends or emotions, she got sick of all the discipline, but also fell in love. She didn't leave the way the military would have liked so that's why they're sort of is well a bounty on her head. Why I haven't got her on my database, well I see where she's coming from ya understand? Even though I am not suppose to, I can't help but feel sad for her, while she's a good girl, yet avoiding the rules - I said I would help her. Bad of me I know, but got to help some people in need once in a while right? I know it isn't a fair life but what can I say for a lady
comnrad. high powered officer in the military who knows the existent of Red Diamonds. Even though it's suppose to be his job to make sure things go according to plan he's only let one thing slip on his duty - Pause, he doesn't want her dead. Everyone in Red Diamonds is able to keep each other's secret if necessary. Though comnrad is doing a crime he make sure it's under wraps.
Supposedly the one that is suppose to be looking for Pause, but I think them becoming friends when he was training her didn't help, so instead he seems to watch her on his time off, making sure she is alright, why he's also part of my group you ask? Well I have some connections that I need - him being one of them. Since the military like to employ me from time to time so having him here also helps me out - easy contact right?
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A life behind this smile
Just where someone slept, a mind that didn't completely make sense, nor did his life seem to make any sense, no logic behind this persons mind and actions.
Sometimes I see two worlds when I wake up, completely different to each other. I know they are different, yet, why do I dream of that happy reality again? It's only different because of the days that have pasted by before we moved into here. Different yet strangely appealing. Although there are downsides of it.
You see this world is split into two, ones who have all the power, and those who are like doormats the ones who they don't give much thought to. How do I know this? I picked it up during the days watching myself being taken away to the hospital, even if it were in accident and emergency, we get left aside till all those with the power have been treated, even those younger than me had to wait, but gradually one would die after another, it's just how it works, while the waiting room becomes empty with just me and my mother and a few surviving others.
You know, I never suspected anyone to live, while a little girl was being brought in, she'll been here longer than me. Taking only a glance I saw her laying on her head on her father's knees, resting, but I didn't think much about her till later in life. Why? Because at this current point in life, I've had enough of the world, and would to just. Take someone's head off. You see school is always like that, the bullying, and the different treatment from peers, it's expected, but one day I know I'll be able to kill them, and feel what's it like to take my revenge back, it would make me feel fulfilled from what's happen in school.
I was in the hospital yet again because of another incident to do with school, the same people, kicked and beaten, bruises when I came home. Mother always over panicked about things like these, even though it kept happening constantly she would always take me to the hospital, I got sick of waiting in a white room, with those four generic walls and a nurse waiting patiently. Though that nurse would always smile, and come over now and then telling me I'll be fine, and not to worry about things. Even though she was someone that was unclassed she still got a job like this, but had to agree by the terms of those with power. Just trying to kill off those who don't have anything. The reason though, my fault completely. I only realized what I had done when I was older.
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The thing I did, you see my step father, I hated him, my blood father, and I hated him too. Father left when I was young, so I never knew him and it doesn't bother me anymore, I know most people are grateful for a father sometimes in their life, but my step father, he seemed more like a user, trying to retrieve businesses, with other important people, my mum being a pretty face was all, maybe they did love each other, but she seems happier now even though we're in this position. I always have that picture in my mind, step father with my mother holding his arm standing there, silently. With a smile which I could not tell was fake or real. With me, my job was to get along with other clients children, since most the time we would be in the same age range. It was annoying. Even some would talk to me about business which I would not discuss. I didn't know what step fathers real motives were, neither did I care much. He just provided us with a home, but that's all I cared about, I too also believed I had power like them, I treated a lot of others terribly, but some of the times it did seem like he just bullied clients in. I hated the fact I was turning into a monster like him.
My mother's one dream was to have a gentleman in the family, I wanted to become that but it would not happen because of what was happening to me. Sometimes I would only become depressed in sections of my life, where I would stay in my room, not reflecting on myself, but wondering what happened, I did once plan to kill him but, I wanted to know the difference between real and fake. I wanted to distinguish it before I attempted anything.
Well, for the reason this family broke down, I'll like to think it was make believe, I wanted to see how far I could push my luck and see the consequences. Which were exactly what I thought they would be. There were two options, he'll do something to the both of us, or he'll let it side and never let me connect with clients children.
I'm sure it's easy to guess which choice it was. After I was, let's say hurting someone, they would go off into the meeting and cry, which made the client leave and not return. After no one was around, you see, step father was not happy about it. Shouting at me, I shoved it off and turned around exiting the room, even though he kept saying stop, so he slowly walked to me while I stopped, and dragged me by my clothes and threw me in the direction of the wall, only landing onto an vase that was used for decoration, then hitting the floor, with all the broken shards, my back was bleeding and covered. My mother who was also in the room for the meeting, rushed by me, I looked at her and just smiled like nothing happened, but her face did not change, I couldn't get a look as she looked at step father. Even though my senses were fading, I was hoping I would die, because I did what I planned to do, and reveal who he really was, someone only caring about money, with greed taking over. I know some of those words were thrown about, I hear only parts, consisting of why, how could you, a home, money, all the things I would generically heard, the things in my head that I knew. Then love. I didn't understand that one ay all, I wanted to believe everything was fake, and false love, just a user. I knew one day something like this would happen. Only because I've been here for awhile, which affected who I was. although it was a world completely different. That was the first world, where it's corrupted.
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The time I woke up, I was once again in hospital, but this time in a bed, with that nurse smiling at me, she was pretty and still had hope in her eyes, sometimes that hope would shatter me, since I wanted this world to change, yet I could do nothing about it, but one day I want to try. My mum told me the details of a school she was sending me to, I just nodded, listening to her. Also hearing the news of a different house we would be living in, and that she was not with him anymore, because he couldn't be trusted. I believed her like I do, then carried on this life in another world, my childhood meant nothing to me and but it will affect me someday. So I thought I would like to break down as soon as possible to get it done with. Since messing with someone's head you love is always a bad matter.
Once returning home, after a few years, this is the time I was laying in bed after coming back from the hospital. Still seeing the old world and the new. Letting out a sigh, I realize where I was again, another day of school, which I dreaded now. But it was something I had to put up with. But I never tried at school because of the other people, I would arrive late and see if I could avoid them, but they were always waiting at the entrance, expecting I would come at that time. While I slowly got out of bed, another sigh came from me.
Oh, and how people can tell apart, was that, I had made a reputation for ourselves, step father made it possible with his connections, frown upon we were. But those declared under classed were ones that were dressed in dresses, which did not match up to the standard and the same for the guys. Beautiful wasn't it? Somehow people could always tell. Bu it was my fault it was like this for my mother.
Has I looked in the mirror, looking at myself and getting ready, taking a step out I started putting my uniform on, and just left my tie around, I'll do it on the way to school I thought, that day too I was far too tired to think for myself.
But today seemed different, while I walking to school, I saw her, the girl who looked like the one in hospital the other time, I saw her look at me and she gave me a smile, her pinks eyes really stood out this time round, but I took no notice of it and carried on walking, she had our uniform on, I'm not entirely sure I know who she is, that's what I thought to myself. I didn't know I would meet her again, so I carried on to my form room with my head on my desk and just waited for class.
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Though now being able to leave school, considering not long was left anyway, and was a time called self study I still came in. Even though we only had our exams left, I thought it would be a quiet day but I'm always wrong on these things. The same people were now right next to me, I didn't lift my head off the desk though, I carried on, what was in my mind was her pink eyes. At least not long was left till I wouldn't see them, that did put a smile on my face even though they started throwing names at me and orders to get up and look at them. I don't care. It was a bad move but it was definitely worth it, has they tugged on my hair getting me up and threw me down at the floor, I don't know why but a smile came back onto my face, as they noticed they just started beating me up again, but it didn't matter, I did get use to it, no matter how many punches or kicks were thrown I'll still be okay as per usual expect for the occasional bruising. By this time though a crowd were at the door just cheering for them. It was sickening but all they have are powers in numbers nothing else. I just stayed still on the floor but still have a smile on my face, even if blood did start to pour they kept going. After boredom struck for them they left with everyone else at the door, but that same girl came through holding the door carefully and looked at me with a slightly worried expression, I smiled and turned my head facing away from her then hearing the door close. She came in and sat on the table just looking at me so I closed my eyes to avoid her gaze as she spoke I know your okay but just get up please.
The years pasted by and my place in power grew, working along with fadeuser now the daughter of his company. Red Diamonds is such a beautiful company. I loved everything they did, but the members soon dropped, he didn't want everyone anymore so he only kept a few of us moving us into a smaller office so we weren't a big target for anyone. I remember the days where I was able to treat mother to meals, gifts and clothes, she was so happy, but also with the day where I took fadeuser out, well, I think I should do something nice for her after all she's done, well we went on a wardrobe hunt. I was looking for something pretty as per usual haha, something fit for a lady, showing her beauty. It's something I have always admire, finding the perfect little dress with yellow beads and a rose attached. She didn't like it out first though haha, I guess I didn't know much about style but I got her to try it on and it's truly lovely. In the end though I still brought it, and she liked it after all, she just didn't want to come out with it but I could see her face when she looked in the mirror. She was happy.
I got called into his office though one day, I thought it might be my end now.
Anthony. I think you may know why I have called you in? I shook my head in confusion and just looked at him as if I've done something wrong. I'm not going to be here for much longer. And if something goes. I stoppped him there and even though I was not meant to talk back this time I had. Slamming my palms onto his desk Give me your company, I cannot let this - what you made die, it's far too precious. Looking into his eyes he still had a stern face but I manage to withstand my ground he got off his chair and hit me round the head. There is no way I am giving it over to you. Those words made it sound like something just shot my heart. If you think I am just going to hand it over to you your wrong, something like this takes time
I'll convince you then with a smile on my face I glance over at him feeling very confident.
I promise I will look after what's yours, I promise that I will look after your daugther, I mean after all, she's taking a liking to me. That made him flinch, it was something he's seen over the years, we'll look after each other, we'll look after his company. He waved his hand signalling me to leave the office I nodded and just walked out. Maybe it won't be the end for me after all, I just want his verdict though, I want to know if he'll give it to me.
Sitting at my desk, I saw fadeuser come in with a smile, along with the dress I picked out for her, sitting at her own desk she got on with work, but sighed and later quit once again and sank onto the sofa This is so much better than work on a day like this. I chuckled but smiled, walking over to her desk to handle her work.
Come to my office, her father had said when he walked past me into his office, I quickly followed while fadeuser smiled at me. Tell me Anthony, what you will do? What will you do with everything? I know you will take care of her, you even do her part of the work, but tell me why?
Letting out a smile I owe her and you so much sir. I will carry on with this company intil I die, until I cease to exist, I will protect it with my all, and carry on tracking criminals but I will not use this power to seek my revenge because I would be dishonouring it, only till those come up then I will hunt them. But you have my word that I will not let this authority come to my head, such an important place and people I will not let you down sir
I looked over at him and I couldn't read his face but I smiled, once again he waved me away. When I was walking though I could hear him So many will nots I see. . .
That following night though after finishing work I stretched my arms out, fadeuser came back into the office and smiled at me Hey there, this is a thanks for helping me. she brought some coffee along for the night from our favourite place - Yen's Cafe, smiling at her It's never been a problem y'know.
Hey Anthony, you know this company, it's yours now, but it's only me and you, I think this is your chance to build it up. I stared at fadeuser for a while, after pausing I thought for a moment, so soon? What about the confirmation from her father? This was all too soon, I was prepared at the moment. Hey, Anthony? Say something, come on, aren't you happy?
After picking myself up and coming back to my senses I looked down with a smirk coming onto my face I am happy, all this is finally mine, I'll make sure nothing bad happens to you most importantly though, while picking my head up I looked at fadeuser and smiled. Finally the time has come - I can build up this empire of mine.
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Even though only a week had passed that Red Diamonds now belongs to me. It seemed so short, well it is short, but nonetheless me and fadeuser was out and about watching a live show. The singers, I loved their talent, it's amazing how they can be so beautiful y'know. There's always been one person I have been interested in - CryoDart. She was always surrounded by news ever since she was young. She was a target. Our database kept a few files on people surrounding her, her attackers. I sighed but not loud enough for anyone to hear of course, fadeuser was having far too much fun at this show. As was everyone else. She always sings with so much passion. Because of that passion I wanted her in.
I'm not interested, I'm sorry I already have a manager.
With just one un-serious line she gave me that reply, I wonder if she knew what I was going to ask, but I kept talking, I wanted to convince her. Your a target. Ever need any help please give me a call. I handed over to her my business card, I smiled has she saw my reflection in the mirror then leaving, one guy passed by me - another singer. Shiba. I wasn't interested in him though. Even though some news surrounded him it didn't interest me enough. It never occurred to me that later in life I would need him.
After leaving and taking a walk with fadeuser we dropped off at our favourite little Cafe owned by Yen, I've never understood how Yen keeps it open though, looking after her daugther and also the prices of her goods. It's the same Cafe where fadeuser had brought coffee for us along the night. Welcome, table for two? And the usual?, she would always smile at us like that and giggle, she's very kind hearted. Leading us to our table I joked If you ever need help I can offer you fadeuser y'know.
Ah Anthony! Your trying to get rid of me too!? I let out a chuckle, she can be so hot headed it's funny sometimes. We saw Yen leave with another smile on her face, looking around it wasn't all that busy as per usual. I think we need to be get CryoDart.
Eh? That's kind of random of you isn't it Anthony? I lifted my shoulders and let them down slowly, just thinking about the danger she could be in, she is someone I want though - once again the passion she has inside of her. I just wanted to get something started. Our coffee's being placed on the table I smiled.
Anthony, anything else tonight?
Yes. You and this place. Yen looked at me in confusion and with a slight red face, watching me get up and exploring this place, doing light taps on the walls and making sure I've seen everywhere. This place is amazing, I want to use it.
What about our building? More questions with simple answers, I winked at fadeuser This place is a perfect location.
Wandering back into the night I was thinking I wanted to use it, but Yen only agreed to give it up only if someone else could be in charge, she knows what we do so no explaining was needed, and I know one of the conditions would be something like that seeing has she wants time with her daughter and with us there it may be more of a hassle but who knows eh? I'll convince her.
Only more weeks passed and me and fadeuser working, well, mostly me as she was on the sofa starring at the ceiling yet with the tv on the news channel on mute. Hey, fadeuser why don't you go out for a bit if your bored?
Ah, will you be alright doing this work? I smiled and put my head back down, hearing her get up and stretching her arms she opened the door I'll be back soon kay?. Closing the door I looked back up and stared at the screen, This is interesting. Looks like someone's career has fallen apart. It was CryoDart of course. Now was my chance to wait for her call and for me to pick her up and convince her to work for me. So I carried on with my work and keeping an eye on the time.
Anthony!! I heard someone scream my name and loudly banging the door, I smudged something, but I got up and opened it seeing fadeuser You have a key has confusion hit my voice. Oh yeah, ah sorry, but you have to look at this magazine! CryoDart's quitting! She handed over one of the most popular magazines out there, and I looked at the cover, it was CryoDart and Shiba, flicking fast reaching my desinated page with big red words on the top next to a photo of her in a concert reading QUITTING. I didn't know how Shiba related though because I didn't read it properly, I handed it back to fadeuser and went backed to my desk. I thought you want her? Aren't you going to find her?
She'll come to me. Once again feeling confident in myself.
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I will work for you. CryoDart was sitting in the room looking down at the floor while I was at my desk and fadeuser was at hers for once, CryoDart had knocked on our door earlier, she found us like I thought. First question, where is Shiba? I need him. I could feel her eyes on me while I kept my head down I can't say, I'm sorry.
Good bye then.
I don't know if I was being extremely harsh but if I were to make her come around then I need information and her trust. Hearing her feet reach the floor and her voice grew louder Eh, no, why, tell me why first and I'll see if he'll agree to it, I can't just let you have him like that! Looking at her I still calmly gave out my answer His parents want him back. I could see she was shocked, maybe something came up with his parents? I didn't know much information though all I got told was they wanted him back. I saw CryoDart quickly run out of the room. At that point in time I didn't know what was happening so I sighed and carried on. But soon after another knock came our door, fadeuser went up to open it and there she was again CryoDart rushing over to my desk and whispering a thanks to fadeuser. He's here, you have to be quick though his shoot finishes soon, he's agreed to talk to you that's all. Quickly putting the piece of paper on my desk. Thanks my lady. Grabbing it I quickly headed out the door leaving them two behind. I was on a mission.
Opening the door of inside the studio where he was, quietly looking at him and trying to figure out his past life. Makeup artist, the photographer, styler and probably much more I wasn't paying much attention to them to be honest just focusing on him. I've seen pictures of him before and his performances but he looks different now. While he noticed me here he glanced at me and gave me a fierce stare. Sigh. I just laid back onto the wall and watched till they said It's a wrap.
Hesitantely he walked over to me and spat out his words so rudely I'm not going back to them. This is gonna be trouble - that's what surrounded my head. Coffee? He looked away with a slight nod, I just kept walking I know he was following me so till we reached the same Cafe - Yen's of course. Sat down I stared at him while he looked the other way What do you want to know? I owe CryoDart one so this is the least I could do but I don't want to go back, please just leave me alone.
I could hear sadness in his voice, I tried to look in his eyes but I couldn't see, he slowly raised his hand into his eyes and rubbed it, was he crying? I really don't want to go back, please. . .. I sighed and the pounding of questions had to start soon, his attitude had quickly changed from being rude to a boy who was scared and frighten, his tough exterior was no more. Let me ask you a question I saw him nod slightly still looking the opposite way, Why don't you want to go back to your parents You haven't seen them in so long. I saw tears forming and streaming down the side of the face I saw, he sniffed and tried to let out the words I don't want to disappoint them. I guess has soon has I heard that it hit a nerve of mine, I went through the same stage, I was a disappointment to my mother back then. Why are you?, I had to keep asking questions, I wanted to hear why. He put his elbows on the table with his hands on his head looking down with tears falling, in a broken voice Get CryoDart to tell you.
That's exactly what I did, I took Shiba with me back to the company where CryoDart explained it all to me outside the building then agreeing to work for me only if he was kept safe. So many conditions but I agreed, I'll lose some reputation for this but she is someone I need and Yen's Cafe is the location I want. Everything was slowly forming. Even if I had to lied about not finding Shiba to his parents, but now I also had to much sure he was safe from other bounty hunters his parents have possibly hired to track him down. My company will now slowly rise.
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