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Genjyo Sanzo ([personal profile] badly_behaved_priest) wrote in [community profile] genessia2016-11-02 10:01 pm
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[Action | Closed] Don't do that


Who: Amberdrake and Sanzo
What: Sanzo is being a self-destructive idiot and looking for Ukoku. Drake takes offense to this.
When: Within a week prior to posting date.
Warnings: Nah

This was the second day Sanzo had been out searching for Ukoku. It was less trying to hunt him down, Sanzo wouldn't find the other priest unless he wanted to be found, and more putting himself out as bait. It would only be so long before Ukoku grew bored enough to start real trouble, Sanzo had no intention of just waiting for that. If blood was to be shed, let it be sooner rather than later.

Unfortunately, Sanzo didn't even know where to start. He stalked the streets of various towns, mostly circling Attleton where he knew the dark priest had been spying on Drake, and likely Sanzo himself as well. The thought made him furious. He'd call Ukoku a coward but he knew better. The other Sanzo priest had the advantage and was holding back for whatever reason. It amused him to do so? Sanzo didn't care about his reasoning, he wanted to find him and fix the problem.

The futility of this plan didn't deter him, it never had before.

The crows were his first hint that Ukoku was around. The birds themselves weren't uncommon but just how many there were in this one undeveloped patch of trees put him on edge. Exactly as they were meant to, he was sure. He stepped off the sidewalk and strode into the trees without hesitation. He vividly remembered the last time he'd faced off against the other priest. The memories didn't slow him down.
amberdrake: (rip out the wings of a butterfly)

[personal profile] amberdrake 2016-11-03 05:32 am (UTC)(link)
The first day, Amberdrake had been slightly wary of Sanzo's mood, but also incredibly busy.

The second day, his suspicion grew and he cleared his schedule, setting out to track the blond down. Perhaps he'd just find him in the middle of some scheme with that warrior lady he'd taken up the company of... in that case, he'd leave and let him be. But if Genjyo was doing something stupid...

Like, oh, hunting Ukoku...
amberdrake: (cause when I’m standing here in the dark)

[personal profile] amberdrake 2016-11-03 05:46 am (UTC)(link)
Amberdrake came upon this little tableau and immediately marched forward. He was in all his kestra'chern finery, of course, and kept his expression neutral. Genjyo would know he was in deep shit without him having to show it. To his fellow Empath, his approach was not unlike a tidal wave of 'you done fucked up'.
amberdrake: (come on lets show them your love)

[personal profile] amberdrake 2016-11-03 06:07 am (UTC)(link)
Amberdrake ignored the order and drew up beside Genjyo, peering up at the grinning Ukoku as though this was just any old outing.

"Hello, Ukoku Sanzo," his voice gave nothing away, as usual. "I'm afraid I'm going to have to break up this little meeting. You understand, I'm sure. And you," Drake turned his attention to the blond beside him, turning, "are a self-destructive bastard."

He actually let himself sound a little angry, there.
amberdrake: (rip out the wings of a butterfly)

[personal profile] amberdrake 2016-11-03 06:34 am (UTC)(link)
"And, you are in no position to order me to leave," Amberdrake snapped at Genjyo, over Ukoku's laughter, "just what were you hoping to accomplish? No, don't answer that. Think carefully about it on the way home."

Then he bent, as graceful as ever, grabbed Sanzo around the hips with both hands, and threw him over his shoulder as he straightened back up. It was like the priest weighed nothing at all.

He began marching away, hands remaining firmly in place. Guess who wasn't getting away from the kestra'chern?
amberdrake: (come on lets show them your love)

[personal profile] amberdrake 2016-11-03 06:55 am (UTC)(link)
"Using my head," Amberdrake replied as calmly as though they were just out for a stroll, "someone between us has to."
amberdrake: (there’s hope in the darkness)

[personal profile] amberdrake 2016-11-03 07:14 am (UTC)(link)
"Not until we're home," Amberdrake said firmly, bells and beads jangling at the rather hard blow to the back of his head. Ow, fuck.

There was nothing to visibly give away what happened, in case they were still being watched, but Sanzo's unarmed hand -- well, the whole arm, actually -- suddenly stopped working and went limp. A warning. Drake didn't want to paralyze all four limbs for the walk home, but he would if he had to.

"If I put you down, you'd just march back in there to try to prove something. Shall I set you down and sit on you for a while, instead?" Oh no, he was not pleased with the monk. Not at all.
amberdrake: (rip out the wings of a butterfly)

[personal profile] amberdrake 2016-11-03 07:44 am (UTC)(link)
Aaaaand there went the other arm. Somehow, his hand was allowed to keep gripping the gun. Only because Drake didn't want to have to try to stoop down to collect it while keeping ahold of the priest.

"We are not having this conversation out in the open."

And indeed they didn't. Amberdrake carried Sanzo all the way back to their house, removing one hand from his hips -- the one near his own head -- to open the front door. He got it shut behind them, and marched inside before dumping Sanzo unceremoniously on the couch.

He turned the priest's arms back on, and folded his own. Not demurely inside his sleeves, either, but sternly, his eyes slightly narrowed as he stared at the blond.
amberdrake: (cause when I’m standing here in the dark)

[personal profile] amberdrake 2016-11-03 08:02 am (UTC)(link)
"I didn't think I'd ever find you lying to me, Genjyo Sanzo."

Drake's tone was even and flat; quiet but firm. His emotions had snapped shut, shields raised high.
amberdrake: (rip out the wings of a butterfly)

[personal profile] amberdrake 2016-11-03 08:19 am (UTC)(link)
"Oh, is your welfare only your business, now?" Amberdrake asked, not skipping a beat. He stared down at Sanzo with a kind of blank aloofness that few ever got from him. "I suppose that means our agreement is officially at an end, Sanzo."
amberdrake: (to hear a story no one’s telling anymore)

[personal profile] amberdrake 2016-11-03 08:37 am (UTC)(link)
Amberdrake's gaze shifted away, staring silently at the far wall while his thoughts raced. None of it showed on his face, his kestra'chern mask firmly in place... just without the smiling.

The only indication he was thinking instead of purely ignoring the priest was the slight shake of his head at his many different thoughts.
amberdrake: (I follow the stars to my abode)

[personal profile] amberdrake 2016-11-03 08:56 am (UTC)(link)
"I find myself almost wishing you remembered the time we first made that agreement," Amberdrake said without looking, "or rather, the reason for it. In the shadow of a different soulless, powerful, evil thing with a fixation on you. After years of piecing you back together, over and over, only for you to run off and throw yourself at him again and again, all out of some misplaced desire to protect me."

He finally looked down at the priest on the couch, mask firmly in place. "There are many worse things than death, Sanzo. I wonder how he would delight at sending you back to me after he'd had his fun. At least this time I would know who it was that did it when he later came by my office to pick and prod and tell me about how welcoming my office is to predators like him."

Drake let that sink in for a moment.

"Years, Sanzo. If you're demanding a war with him, I'll start it myself. At least I know what a war truly is."
amberdrake: (I follow the stars to my abode)

[personal profile] amberdrake 2016-11-03 09:34 am (UTC)(link)
"And how do I know that's not another lie?" Amberdrake watched Sanzo with an aloofness that could only be described as icy. "Oh -- I'm sorry... I mean... a truth. One that can be modified. At whim. In silence. At-will." Kestra'chern were masters of many crafts. One of them was acting. He made his tone sound ever-so understanding, while his expression remained flat and unimpressed. This wasn't an act he was trying to sell, after all. "Of course. That type of truth. The best kind."
amberdrake: Drake's lotus tattoo, drawn by Faun (imagine there's no heaven)

[personal profile] amberdrake 2016-11-03 09:59 am (UTC)(link)
"Of course I want to believe you," Amberdrake looked away again, but only because his mask might slip if he didn't do so immediately. It threatened to anyway; sorrow was always its greatest weakness, but he kept a grip on it. His expression remained neutral; eyes remained dry. "Of all the people on all these other worlds, you're the one I always want to trust."

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