Dragon and Tiger.   Posted by Justice.Group: 0
Ozzy Gysbourne
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 "No damn chains can hold
 me to the ground."
Tue 1 Mar 2011
at 01:22
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Ozzy had taken to the new moves with his usual quickness, his skating skills and his hard work in the class paying off once again. When it was time for his test, Ozzy took his place in the center of the mat, bowing to the instructors and the class before beginning his kata. He started off taking the basic stance, before going into the moves of the kata, giving ki-ai shouts at the appropriate times. With the precision and fluidity with which they were done, it was obvious he'd put a lot of effort into his training.

When he was done with his kata, he bowed to the instructors and the class once more, before resuming a resting position, awaiting the judgement of his instructors.

Gina and Michaela were both already clapping, thinking that he'd done a good job.
Dragon Fist
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Tue 1 Mar 2011
at 02:46
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Lucas had observed Ozzy's technique all throughout the kata. He had performed exceptionally well. It was very obvious that Ozzy had put a lot of effort into training, and it showed.

As he finished the kata and bowed to the class, and as the premature applause came from the Gysbourne family, Lucas joined in the applause, glad to see that his student and friend was coming along nicely in his training.

Lucas then got out what appeared to be a wooden case and he then stepped onto the mat. He then opened up the case, and presented forth a green belt to all those who were assembled.

"Ozzy Gysbourne....you have earned the right to ascend to Green Belt in the art of Goju-Ryu Karate."

He paused for a moment.

"This belt...is more than just an article of clothing. More than something to keep your pants. This belt is a symbol of accomplishment, and it also carries with it a certain responsibility. A responsibility to use wise judgement as to when to use and when not to use the skills that you have learned."

He then gestured Ozzy to come forward, to receive his newly acquired Green Belt.
Ozzy Gysbourne
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 "No damn chains can hold
 me to the ground."
Tue 1 Mar 2011
at 04:13
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Ozzy bowed again to Lucas before accepting the green belt, grinning widely.

"Thank you, Lucas sensei. I will remember this responsibility, and will not take it lightly."
Dragon Fist
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Tue 1 Mar 2011
at 05:17
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Flip, Lucas, and the rest of the class started to applaud when Ozzy accepted the belt. Truly Ozzy had come a long way, and he was certain that Ozzy's journey was not complete. Not by a longshot.

Lucas then bowed at Ozzy, then motioned for the class to line up in a circle around Ozzy. They all faced him, and then bowed to him.

"Good job Ozzy.." Lucas said as he bowed at him, also giving him a ceremonial salute as well.

After a few of his classmates gave him words of congratulations, they then began to change back into their street clothes.
Ozzy Gysbourne
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 "No damn chains can hold
 me to the ground."
Tue 1 Mar 2011
at 13:18
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Ozzy was much more friendly now that the test was over, chatting a bit with his classmates as they got changed back into their street clothes. He came back out with a grin on his face, walking over to his family and saying, "Thanks, guys. I suppose Grandpa told you about the other big thing happening today."

Gina nodded, "Indeed he did. I can't believe you didn't call me and tell me yourself!"

Ozzy smiled sheepishly, "Heh... sorry, Mom. It was kinda sudden, you know? Kinda slipped my mind."
Dragon Fist
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Tue 1 Mar 2011
at 14:06
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Lucas smiled as Ozzy was having the conversation about the other "big development" that was happening later today.

"Don't be too hard on him, Mrs. Gysbourne. He's had a lot of things to keep track of. Remember what I told you though, Ozzy...I have the utmost confidence that you will have a good time tonight."
Ozzy Gysbourne
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 "No damn chains can hold
 me to the ground."
Tue 1 Mar 2011
at 14:18
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Gina sighed, "I suppose you're right, what with... well, I'm sure you heard Michaela earlier"

She then turned to the little girl and said, "You need to keep quiet about that, remember? It's supposed to be a secret."

Michaela clapped her hands to her mouth, "Oh no! I gave away your secret identity, big brother!"

Ozzy just sighed, facepalmed, and said, "Eh, it's fine, sis. Lucas knows. We were talking about... well, what happened with Michael, and it kind of came up."
Dragon Fist
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Tue 1 Mar 2011
at 14:25
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Lucas smiled at Micaela.

"It's Ok...that just means that you have to be a good super helper. I think we can count on you to do that, can I?"

Now addressing Mrs. Gysbourne,  >Aqua>"As for everything else, like I said, I'm confident in Ozzy. His upbringing has a lot do with the young man he is, and the man he is sure to become. I believe that you've done an excellent job."</Aqua>
Ozzy Gysbourne
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 me to the ground."
Tue 1 Mar 2011
at 14:50
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Michaela nodded, "Uh-huh! I can do that. I won't tell anybody else. Not even if they tell me secrets too."

Gina smiled, "Thank you, Lucas. He's definitely become a fine young man. I just wish his father would see that. Michael is... very strongly anti-para, as Ozzy has no doubt told you. He seems to think that even the Legacy are up to something."

Ozzy smirked, "Yup, that's him. Paranoid as anything. I guess he thinks that everybody thinks the same way some of his co-workers do."
Dragon Fist
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Tue 1 Mar 2011
at 14:54
Re: Dragon and Tiger
"I could tell you some stories of my own about family differences," Lucas replied. "We could save that for later, but believe me when I say, Ozzy, that I know what you're going through. Partly because the same thing has happened to me. But in spite of all that, you continue to excel. And Flip and I are proud of you, as I'm sure your folks are too."
Ozzy Gysbourne
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 "No damn chains can hold
 me to the ground."
Tue 1 Mar 2011
at 22:14
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Ozzy smiled, "Thanks, Lucas. C'mon Mom, Sis. It's time to head back to Grandpa's house. I don't wanna be late, y'know?"

Gina nodded, hugging her son, "Thank you again, Mr. Martinez. And he's right, Ozzy, I am proud of you, despite what your father might think. Let's get going, then. Bye, thank you both!"

Michaela gave both Flip and Lucas hugs, before running back to her mother's side.

"Bye Mr. Flip! Bye Mr. Lucas!"

Ozzy chuckled, "Later, guys. See ya next class."

And with that, the Gysbourne family left the dojo, getting in Gina's car and heading to Gysbourne Manor.

>> To Gysbourne Manor >>
Dragon Fist
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Tue 1 Mar 2011
at 23:12
Re: Dragon and Tiger
"Take care, guys," Lucas said as the Gysbourne family left the dojo. He knew that young Ozzy was in good hands with his family.

Soon, the class dispersed, and after going over various aspects of running the dojo, Flip went home, leaving Lucas in the room he inhabited in the back of the dojo. He then began to focus, because he, Hunter, and Mirage were going after The Builder, hoping to get some evidence that would clear Rebound and Seer.
Dragon Fist
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Tue 8 Mar 2011
at 13:25
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Lucas once again sat down and meditated as he prepared himself mentally, physically and spiritually for the task ahead.

Dealing with The Builder and his henchmen. Balance needed to be satisfied because he had wronged Seer and Rebound greatly. And so he would.
Dragon Fist
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Wed 16 Mar 2011
at 18:13
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Lucas then arose from his meditation, and looked around the empty dojo. Today had been a pretty good day. His student Ozzy, someone whom he had only met recently, was becoming both a trusted ally and friend, in addition to being a stalwart student. His passing of the green belt test proved that he had grown a lot ever since he first made his "paint impression" felt on the dojo.

He then looked at his phone for a moment. No one had called. He was hoping to hear from Helena. He was fond of her....in love with her. That was no doubt. But despite the good times they had, there were times where it felt like she was a million miles away. Lucas knew that there were still some unresolved issues that were plaguing. Issues that he hoped that he could help her with.

He looked at his phone again, and almost dialed her number. He brought it up at least three times. Until...finally...the fourth time was the charm, and he sent the call.

But there was no answer. He had hoped that she would have answered. So he left her a message, hoping that she would listen to it and get back to him.
Mirage
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Thu 24 Mar 2011
at 03:48
Re: Dragon and Tiger
>>> From Weston Museum

"Hello Lucas."

Mirage appeared in the dojo, standing in the doorway to Lucas' office.  She looked sensuous with her tight dress hugging all the right curves, and smelled of honeyed violence.  She'd been busy which meant that the local hospitals would see an upsurge in activity tonight.

"I hope that you don't mind my dropping in like this, but I was in the neighbourhood and though to take a little break.  You don't mind, I hope?"
Dragon Fist
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Thu 24 Mar 2011
at 04:18
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Lucas looked up at Mirage's sudden appearance. He was slightly surprised when she arrived, but it was a pleasant one.
"Why, hello there M. I've been looking forward to seeing you. I...I'm glad you came by."
Mirage
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Fri 25 Mar 2011
at 01:42
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Mirage smiled and stood up from the doorway.  "How could I resist when you leave such lovely messages for me?  I'm sorry that I didn't answer.  I was a little distracted when you called."

She touched the edge of her lips where the club had struck.  Her jaw felt pained and slightly swollen.  The nice thing about illusions was that she could make herself appear however she wished and even cover up any injuries.  Mirage could only imagine how she really looked, she'd probably have to call in sick from work to recover.  She'd be better in a day or two.

"What have you been up to since we last spoke?  Don't tell me that you've been meditating all this time?"
Dragon Fist
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Fri 25 Mar 2011
at 01:57
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Lucas sighed, then looked up at Mirage and smiled.

"Not just meditating, M. It has been quite a day. Ozzy took his green belt test today....and he passed with flying colors. Then I've spent some time just centering myself...preparing my mind, my body, and my spirit for the task we have ahead."

He smiled again.

"As for the message....well, I meant every word. You mean so much to me, Helena. My only regret is not staying with you after we left the police station. A mistake that you can be sure I will correct."
Mirage
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Fri 25 Mar 2011
at 02:20
Re: Dragon and Tiger
"Oh?  Are you planning on going back in time and escorting me to safety from the police station?" Mirage asked with an amused smile.
Dragon Fist
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Fri 25 Mar 2011
at 02:36
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"An intriguing prospect, if I ever heard of one," Lucas said with a grin.

"Of course, I believe in making things right as soon as possible. And since here you stand, my dear, there's no better time than the present."
Mirage
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Sat 26 Mar 2011
at 03:15
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Mirage sauntered over to Lucas like a model on a catwalk.  She had been out prowling the streets and back alleyways and getting into all manner of fights and her blood was still running hotly through her veins.  The physical activity was like a drug to her, since it was something that she couldn't do in her normal life.

She placed a slender hand on Lucas' chest, her fingers playing with the collar of his gi.  "And just how are you planning to make things right?" she asked in a soft voice.
Dragon Fist
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Sat 26 Mar 2011
at 03:41
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Lucas smiled at Mirage as he brought his hand up and gently stroked Mirage's cheek and smiled fondly at her.

"Well...I think this is a good start," he said softly, slowly bringing his lips to meet hers..

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Mirage
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Mon 28 Mar 2011
at 19:42
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Mirage smiled softly as Lucas' fingers caressed her cheek.  Her eyes remained locked on his until he finished speaking.  She closed her eyes as their lips met.  Slender fingers tightened on the collar of his gi, holding Lucas close to her.

"Mmm.  A very good start." she said, breaking the kiss only for a moment before renewing the kiss.
Dragon Fist
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Mon 28 Mar 2011
at 20:11
Re: Dragon and Tiger
"Good...that makes me very..very..happy.."

Lucas smiled as Mirage briefly broke the kiss, then started it up again.

Kissing Friday was quite the experience but now sharing a passionate embrace with the urban legend known as Mirage was an experience all in itself. Something that had to be experienced to be believed.
Mirage
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Tue 29 Mar 2011
at 01:30
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Mirage smiled as the kissing started up again.  Mirage had enjoyed flirting with Lucas before, understanding completely that  he was Fridays man.  The three of them had something special, a friendship that was deeper than anyone realized.  That she would end up in a passionate embrace with Lucas was something that she didn't dare hope for, for the sake of his relationship with Friday and her own knowledge of just how screwed up she was.  None of that mattered now.

Mirage tightened her grip on Lucas, wanting to be as close to the man as she could.  Her mind reached out using newfound and unfamiliar abilities to touch his.  In an instant there was a telepathic link between them, heightening the emotions that they were feeling.  It became difficult to figure out where she ended and Lucas began with everything awash in a flood of raw attraction.