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Things were pretty quiet in the church today. Giriko sat on the front stoop, a small forest of bottles around him, some empty and some full, and a half-full one between his knees. The air was comfortable, today, not too warm or cold, and the sky was blue and cloudless. Possibly a hot day to come, but for now the real heat hadn't yet hit.

Giriko had no idea that his life was about to go sideways.

Date: 2011-03-27 05:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gospelofclown.livejournal.com
Justin quietly walked up behind Giriko, sitting down next to him. He stared at his feet a little awkwardly, not having any idea how to start this conversation. After growing tired of the momentary silence, he opted to start with, "The weather's nice today."

Date: 2011-03-27 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seechainsaw.livejournal.com
Giriko looked up as Justin sat down next to him. Okay, that was weird. Not just the fact that he'd joined him - that happened from time to time - but the comment about the weather was just odd.

He picked up a full bottle and offered it to Justin.

"What the fuck is wrong with you today?"

Date: 2011-03-27 06:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gospelofclown.livejournal.com
Justin didn't even bother denying the offer and took a sip. It tasted horrible and the scrunched up face he had on as he set the bottle back down made that obvious. "Nothing's wrong. I just wanted..." Now what was the best way to phrase this? He'd contemplated rehearsing what he wanted to say, but decided against it just in case he couldn't figure out how to put it and didn't bother saying anything at all. Justin steeled himself a bit and pressed on.

"I just wanted to say thank you for agreeing to come here with me. I've... Enjoyed getting to know you better." He didn't look at Giriko, probably couldn't without turning bright red like a complete fool. "So. Thank you."

Date: 2011-03-27 06:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seechainsaw.livejournal.com
Unfortunately for Giriko, he was in the middle of taking a drink when Justin said that. He choked and sprayed beer on the sand at his feet, coughing for a few moments before he managed to get hold of himself.

Then he turned to stare incredulously at Justin.

"What did you say?!"

Date: 2011-03-27 06:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gospelofclown.livejournal.com
Justin was more than a little livid at that. It was stupid and immature of him, he knew, but he was expecting some sort of reciprocation. "I said-"

Once Justin finally took a look a Giriko, his angry glare suddenly dissipating into something akin to worry. There was something strange and big and black and spindly crawling over Giriko's soul and he couldn't imagine that being a good thing.

Date: 2011-03-27 07:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seechainsaw.livejournal.com
Giriko blinked as Justin got angry and then suddenly went quiet. He frowned and rubbed at his lips, wiping the foam from his chin.

"Uh, well fuck," he said in confusion. "Look, you can't just spring that weird fluffy bullshit on a guy without warning, okay? I guess I'm glad I came, too. Better than bein' alone and fuck...guess we've had some good times."

He scowled. Why did he feel like Justin was saying goodbye all of a sudden? "Look, what's this all about?"

Date: 2011-03-27 08:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gospelofclown.livejournal.com
Justin wasn't entirely sure how to respond to Giriko's question - 'The clown is going to eat me tomorrow' sounded a little silly admittedly - and he was too flabbergasted about Giriko's state of affairs to really care about trying to find a better way to put it.

"Are you alright?"

Date: 2011-03-27 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seechainsaw.livejournal.com
Giriko felt like every time he reached to grasp at understanding this conversation, Justin said something to yank it out of his reach again.

"Why are you askin' me?" he demanded. "You're the one who just walked up and started talkin' like you just discovered you have cancer."

Date: 2011-03-27 09:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gospelofclown.livejournal.com
"I don't have cancer." And that's all he was saying on that front. Justin didn't really want to tell Giriko that he'd end up dead in the morning and he felt no need to change his stance on that.

"Ah, you, on the other hand, seem to have something amiss on your soul, which is as far as I'm concerned a more pressing matter."

Date: 2011-03-27 10:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seechainsaw.livejournal.com
Giriko gave Justin a hard and stubborn look then frowned, distracted. "My soul? What do ya mean 'amiss'?"

Date: 2011-03-27 10:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gospelofclown.livejournal.com
"There's something black crawling on it," he said simply. He didn't want to make it into a problem if it wasn't one, so he chose to keep his voice even, even though in reality he was worried.

Date: 2011-03-28 03:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seechainsaw.livejournal.com
Giriko's eyes went wide and he dropped the bottle in his fingers. It landed on the step below and smashed, spattering his feet with beer, but he didn't even notice.

"Something..." He licked his lips. "Something black on my soul?"

Date: 2011-03-28 06:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gospelofclown.livejournal.com
Justin took a step back up to the next stair to avoid getting liquor on his shoes. "Yes, that's exactly what I said," he said, trying to hide his worry with irritation.

Date: 2011-03-28 10:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seechainsaw.livejournal.com
Giriko went very quiet, and slightly pale.

"Fuck," he whispered. "Fuck... I should have realized... oh fuck..."

He jumped to his feet. "I just figured it out!"

Date: 2011-03-29 01:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gospelofclown.livejournal.com
Justin just stared for a moment. He wasn't quite expecting Giriko to act so damn dramatic about all of this. "What did you figure out? You know what that is?"

Though that gave Justin some hope, if Giriko knew what was going on, he probably knew some way to fix it.

Date: 2011-03-29 01:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seechainsaw.livejournal.com
Giriko wrung his hands a little. He couldn't really believe it - Arachne-sama had really done something like that to him? But even as he thought it, he knew he was being stupid. Of course she would make sure that something that belonged to her wouldn't survive her death. At least not for long. Arachne was nothing if not possessive, and Giriko had known his whole life whom he belonged to.

"Well, well yeah," he said. "I mean, it's obvious, right? A black dot on my soul's gotta be one of Arachne-sama's spells. And she fuckin... I mean, she made me." He drew in a breath. "Like maybe it's a spell to blow up my soul, so I can't live too long after her. That'd explain a lot, dontcha think?"

Date: 2011-03-29 02:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gospelofclown.livejournal.com
He was about to ask if Arachne would really do something like that, but he realized that, yes, she probably would. Witches were known around Shibusen for being possessive and it was doubtful that that spider was any different.

"And that was how your soul was supposed to explode, you think? So it's going to happen soon..." Justin sighed. "What do you want to do about this?"

Date: 2011-03-29 02:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seechainsaw.livejournal.com
Giriko had no doubt it would happen soon. Justin had said nothing about this yesterday, so if the mark was there now it had to be a warning of something imminent.

"Maybe...maybe I can slow it down," he said, turning to head back into the church in long strides. "I gotta body I can use, and this body is fucked anyway. I've been planning to change it soon as it is. I'll switch and you see if that changes anythin'."

Date: 2011-03-29 03:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gospelofclown.livejournal.com
Justin followed, taking similarly long strides. "Where in the hell have you been keeping a body?" He couldn't quite keep that note of horror out of his voice - because really, where had been Giriko been stashing a body all this time - but he hoped it would somehow work. It might not do anything to his soul, but maybe if the body died it would be fine, and the spell would be happy with that.

Date: 2011-03-29 05:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seechainsaw.livejournal.com
Giriko grunted softly and led Justin through the church and down into the basement, down further, into the crypt. There was BREW, sitting in its place there, and beside it a coffin.

"Here," he said sourly, and shoved at the lid, which opened reluctantly.

As if carved in wax, the nude body lay completely still. It was Giriko.

Except it was a chick.

Date: 2011-03-29 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gospelofclown.livejournal.com
It was an odd sight. Weirdly enough Giriko - or Giriko's new, female body - looked basically the same as he did now, only slightly more dead-looking. And in all frankness, it bothered him. "And how are you going to switch bodies to it? ...Her."

Date: 2011-03-29 05:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seechainsaw.livejournal.com
"Same way I've done it a coupla hundred other times," Giriko growled, eyeing the body with distaste. "Fuck... I didn't wanna do this, though. It's the only one I've got, and I aged it up with BREW just in case, but I was hopin' to find a boy."

He pointed to the door. "Get out for a bit, Justin."

Date: 2011-03-29 07:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gospelofclown.livejournal.com
Justin didn't argue. He wasn't a hundred percent sure he wanted to know how exactly Giriko's ability worked, and he wasn't sure he wanted that to change.

So he left the room without fuss, waiting patiently outside the door for Giriko to come out.

Date: 2011-03-29 08:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seechainsaw.livejournal.com
It didn't take very long. Soon the door swung open and Giriko emerged, dressed in the same jeans and shirt as before - no bra, and they were both too big for him, er, her.

She glared at Justin, hands on curvaceous hips. The male body lay sprawled as if dead on the floor behind her. Later, when she had a minute, she'd turn it into a golem, probably.

"If you fuckin' laugh, I'll tear your nuts off." He gathered his hair up and wrapped a little bit of chain around it, making it into a messy ponytail that stuck up in all directions.

Date: 2011-03-30 12:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gospelofclown.livejournal.com
"Why would I laugh?" Justin made it sound just as cutting with his tone as usual, but he honestly couldn't think of a reason to laugh. Maybe it was just the change, but he - she, Justin mentally corrected; he was going to need to get used to that - seemed so much more menacing like this.

He stared at Giriko, peering through to his soul to see if the plan worked. With a slight sigh, he realized there was absolutely no change, and Giriko was going to be pissed. "You soul wasn't affected by the change at all."

Date: 2011-03-30 05:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seechainsaw.livejournal.com
Giriko was mollified by the reaction - not just Justin pretending he didn't find it funny, but that really he didn't seem to find it funny at all.

He endured the stare with a little nervousness, but sagged slightly at Justin's pronouncement.

"FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!" he yelled at the ceiling, his fists clenched tightly.

Date: 2011-03-31 01:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gospelofclown.livejournal.com
Justin stepped back in shock. He was expecting Giriko to not take that well, but he wasn't entirely prepare for the yelling. "Be quiet," he hissed irritably. "I'd rather not have Noah overhear us right now."

Though he rather visibly deflated not too long after. "Now what?" Because there had to be a next step, there just had to be.

Date: 2011-03-31 02:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seechainsaw.livejournal.com
The now-female Giriko hunched his shoulders and shut up, looking sullen and upset, but obedient. That in itself might strike Justin as odd, but she was clinging to whatever might save her life right about now, and right now, that was Justin.

She wrapped her arms around herself. "Waht the fuck am I gonna do now?" she hissed softly. "I..." She paused, biting her lip, and looked off to one side, towards where Kid's cell was. "D'you think Shibusen could do something...?"

Date: 2011-03-31 03:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gospelofclown.livejournal.com
Justin gingerly placed a hand on Giriko's shoulder in what he hoped would be a comforting way. He didn't know if Shibusen would have any more luck than they were having, but it certainly was worth a shot. Especially considering that Noah killing them for taking Kid back home was hardly their biggest concern at this point.

"They might be able to. Dr. Stein can be very resourceful when he's forced to do something."

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