Dragon and Tiger.   Posted by Justice.Group: 0
Dragon Fist
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Tue 29 Mar 2011
at 01:59
Re: Dragon and Tiger
As the embrace continued, Lucas found himself the recipient of a very nice wave of emotion coming from Mirage's newfound telepathic abilities. His mind connected with hers on a physical and an almost spiritual level.

Lucas and Helena had known each other for a long time, and had become friends, and then eventually more than friends. Soon, their budding relationship began to blossom into something else. Something unforgettable. Something that seemed to resonate with a power that could not be described by words.

Slowly....reluctantly....he eased from the kiss and looked at Mirage in her eyes. A large smile came across his lips once again as he gently stroked her hair.

"You are so amazing, mi amor....my Lady in Red..."
Mirage
 player, 596 posts
Tue 5 Apr 2011
at 02:57
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Mirage smiled and looked up at Lucas through her long lashes.

"And you are quite the knight in shining armour, darling." she said softly.  "Do you know how long I've waited for you to kiss me like that?"
Dragon Fist
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Tue 5 Apr 2011
at 03:02
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Lucas smiled at Mirage, his affection very apparent in his eyes.

"I know it's been a long wait...dare I say it may have been since we first met. Though....I hope it was worth the wait..."
Mirage
 player, 597 posts
Thu 7 Apr 2011
at 03:50
Re: Dragon and Tiger
"So far it has." Mirage replied with a smile.  Sharing this tender moment with Lucas felt nice.  She liked the feel of him up against her and she didn't want anything to ruin this.  Lucas had seen the real Helena, damaged, battered, useless, confined to a wheelchair.

She couldn't remain Mirage indefinitely.  Her long hours of activity this day were taxing her talents and she would have to rest, only she didn't want to.  She also didn't want to go back to being what she really was in front of Lucas.  Mirage was all about strength and freedom, being able to do the things that Helena could no longer do and loving Lucas was one of them.

"So, you mentioned something about dinner in your text."
Dragon Fist
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Thu 7 Apr 2011
at 04:04
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Lucas continued to hold Mirage close to him. Her scent was like the sweetest fragrance, and her presence like a welcome warmth.

"Yes I did...I was wondering how you felt about Versuezzi's. The atmosphere is very nice there, and it will give us more time to talk." he said with his own smile.
Mirage
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Thu 7 Apr 2011
at 04:07
Re: Dragon and Tiger
"Only talk?" Mirage teased.  "Versuezzi's is a nice place.  Are you asking me out on an official date?"
Dragon Fist
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Thu 7 Apr 2011
at 04:15
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Lucas smiled as he kissed Mirage on the cheek.

"Yes..I would like to ask you out for a date. After all, if our 'talk' here has been any indication, I can look forward to more..conversations that we might have."
Mirage
 player, 599 posts
Thu 7 Apr 2011
at 23:18
Re: Dragon and Tiger
"Only the conversations?  I must be slipping." Mirage smiled teasingly as she slipped a gloved hand beneath Lucas' gi to touch the mans hard chest.  "I would like to go on a date with you, Lucas.  Perhaps after we've beaten down Builder?  That would be a nice way to end the day."
Dragon Fist
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Thu 7 Apr 2011
at 23:51
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Lucas smiled as Mirage touched his chest. She had made it close to the spot where his scar was on his chest, but he did nothing to indicate how close she had gotten.

"That sounds like a good plan. Dispense some much needed retribution, and then a lovely dinner afterwards."
Mirage
 player, 600 posts
Tue 12 Apr 2011
at 01:52
Re: Dragon and Tiger
"Then we should hurry.  I want to make sure that we have a lot of time for...dinner." Mirage purred.  She wanted some time alone with Lucas but that felt wrong when Builder was on the loose.  There was a flash of concern that her lengthy activities this night had slowly drained her of the strength that she needed to be Mirage and she did not want to tire herself out.

"Are you going dressed like this?"
Dragon Fist
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Tue 12 Apr 2011
at 02:15
Re: Dragon and Tiger
"Hold that thought, my dear..." Lucas replied with a grin as he briefly exited into a changing room.

A few minutes later, he came out dressed in a nice white dress shirt, navy slacks, a nice navy suit and tie, and black shoes.

"Well....you helped me pick this out. How do I look?"

This message was last edited by a game moderator at 02:43, Tue 12 Apr 2011.

Mirage
 player, 601 posts
Tue 12 Apr 2011
at 02:39
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Mirage scrutinized Lucas' attire.  "I think that I have good taste.  You look handsome." she said with a smile and laughed.  "I'm guessing that you want to have dinner first?  I thought that we were going to go after Builder first.  No, don't worry, I'm not going to make you change.  Not after all the hard work that you put into that suit."

Mirages image shimmered, her long slinky dress sliding up her long legs to become a short, sleeveless dress of a deep blue.  Her thigh high boots thinned and stretched up her legs to become sheer tights and a pair of high heels.  Her short jacket slipped off her shoulders to become a thin, silky wrap.

She pulled out a compact to check her makeup, which was unnecessary since she knew how her illusion would make her appear.  Mirage changed her earrings a few times, settling on a pair of drop down diamonds that matched the necklace that had settled around her neck.

"There.  Now how do I look?  Good enough for a dinner date with Lucas Martinez?"
Dragon Fist
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Tue 12 Apr 2011
at 02:47
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Lucas appraised Mirage's new wardrobe. Smiling widly, he gave a thumbs up.

"More than good enough, amor. Maybe I should be the one wondering if I'm good enough to go out with you?" he said with a light laugh.

"We still have a few hours before we meet up with Hunter. I hope you're hungry," he added, extending his arm to her.
Mirage
 player, 602 posts
Tue 12 Apr 2011
at 02:52
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Mirage glided over the dojo floor and slipped her arm through Lucas'.

"I guess it depends on what I'm hungry for." she teased, sidling up close.  "I'm sure that we can find something to do in the few hours before we meet up with Hunter."
Dragon Fist
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Tue 12 Apr 2011
at 02:56
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Lucas smiled at Mirage as the two made their way towards the door of the dojo.

"It sounds like we both have some ideas," he replied, the happiness very evident in his voice. He held the door open as they both stepped outside, then went back to the door and locked up the front doors.
Mirage
 player, 604 posts
Tue 12 Apr 2011
at 22:15
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Mirage waited patiently for Lucas to lock up the dojo.  She looked up and down the street, out of habit, and for the first time in months, hoped that nothing would ruin this moment.  She'd often gone trawling in the bad parts of town, putting herself out there for trouble to find her.  It's amazing how a tight miniskirt and displaying copious amounts of bare flesh could attract the wrong people.

Now it was different.  She wanted to enjoy this time with Lucas, enjoy a respite from her normal activities to indulge in something other than her desire to beat up people.

She pulled out her compact and adjusted the colour of her eye shadow a little.

OOC:  Shall we move on to the restaurant?
Dragon Fist
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Tue 12 Apr 2011
at 22:40
Re: Dragon and Tiger
After locking up the front doors of the dojo, Lucas came back to Mirage's side.

"All right....looks like that piece of business is done. Shall we my dear?" he said, waving down a taxi, and opening the door for Mirage to get in first, then telling the cab driver to head for Versuezzi's.

>>>>>>>>>To Versuezzi's>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Dragon Fist
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Sun 12 Jun 2011
at 21:25
Re: Dragon and Tiger
>>>>>>>>>>>From Versuezzi's>>>>>>>>>>

Dragon Fist arrived at the back alley, and retracted his armor. Sure that no one was watching, he used the backdoor access, and entered into the dojo.

Sighing for a moment, he made his way to the back office, and went into a meditative stance, kneeling down and beginning to regulate his breathing. Other than the impromptu attack by Katy, the evening had went relatively well.

But there was something he could not ignore. The presence of dark chi within his lover and colleague. Something must have happened to cause that amount of negative chi to inhabit Mirage. Whatever the deed was....Lucas could not say. But he wanted to help Mirage, because the woman had known so much pain in her life...even now.

He took out the letter that Oni had left him...the one that challenged him to either fight the Dark Champion...or to become him. For Oni at one time had been the Champion of Light known as The Golden Dragon, but fell to darkness after a lot of misfortune occurred in his life. But Lucas vowed to fight the darkness inside of him...and knew of a possible way to perhaps cleanse his soul of negative chi if it ever were to come upon him. It would be a journey of sorts but well worth it in the long run.

Inside, he hoped Mirage would be willing to make this journey. If not for Lucas, perhaps for Diantha. But most importantly...hopefully for herself.

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Mirage
 player, 616 posts
Sun 12 Jun 2011
at 21:26
Re: Dragon and Tiger
>>> From Versuezzis <<<

Mirage had to wrok quickly.  Luckily getting to and from a place was no problem.  By the time that Lucas had returned to the dojo, Mirage had the spread set up.  She had spread out a simple blanket like one would use on a picnic and their meal from Versuezzi's had been set out along with a few small candles.  The dojo was dark enough that the candle light would show and Mirage had used her illusion powers to provide further decorations.  The ceiling had been replaced with a setting sun and the walls of the dojo replaced by a long sandy beach with gentle waves lapping along the shore.

Mirage had changed back into her blue dress and was scrutinizing a bottle of wine.

"Welcome back, darling.  I hope that you don't mind that I redecorated a little."
Dragon Fist
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Sun 12 Jun 2011
at 21:31
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Lucas heard something. He looked around and then he smiled as Mirage made her announcement.

"It....it looks amazing, Mir--Helena. Never did I think that I would be enjoying candelight here in the dojo. You are, as always, ever amazing, my dear. I am so very thankful to know you."
Mirage
 player, 617 posts
Mon 13 Jun 2011
at 01:59
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Mirage laughed.  "Starting early with the flattery, darling.  Well, don't let me stop you.  You wanted to eat dinner and talk out of the earshot of others and I thought that I would spruce things up a bit."

Taking Lucas' arm, Mirage lead him to the picnic setup.  "Now make yourself comfortable while I pour the wine.  Dinner should still be warm so it's best to start eating before we have to microwave everything."
Dragon Fist
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Mon 13 Jun 2011
at 02:15
Re: Dragon and Tiger
"Who am I to argue with the Lady In Red?" Lucas replied with a smile as he made himself comfortable in the picnic scene that Mirage had "made" for them.
Mirage
 player, 618 posts
Wed 15 Jun 2011
at 00:09
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Mirage sat down beside Lucas and opened the wine.  She poured the drink into Lucas' glass and then hers.  She then took a plate and dished out some of the food and handed it to Lucas.

"Now, where were we before Psy-Witch rudely interrupted us?" She asked with a smile.
Dragon Fist
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Wed 15 Jun 2011
at 00:56
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Lucas smiled as Mirage handed him the portion of food.

"I was about to tell you something. Something that I mean from the bottom of my heart."

He paused for a moment and looked into the femme fatale's eyes.

"Helena...I love you.."
Mirage
 player, 619 posts
Thu 23 Jun 2011
at 04:34
Re: Dragon and Tiger
Mirage paused and looked back at Lucas.  Hearing him admit his love for her was unexpected but euphoric.  There was something about Lucas that attracted Mirage to him.  He wasn't just a handsome man, it was something more.  He was a man of honour, one who wouldn't back down from a fight, dependable and, perhaps, injured like she was.  Lucas had his heart ripped out by an enemy while Mirage ended up in a wheelchair from hers.

"Lucas." Mirage said softly.  She could feel her heart beating faster, wondering if she were about to make a mistake.  Lucas was like some shining knight, while Mirage was..,she felt like something much darker and less noble.  Did she even deserve to do anything more than flirt with a man like Lucas?

"I...I love you too."

The words were hard to get out.  Saying them made Mirage feel like she was setting herself upon a path that she had never thought to tread upon again.