.:Arpeggio of Blue Steel:. One x One with @Casuna 20XX Just past midday. South America, somewhere along Uruguay's southern coast. The small private boat had taken the class away from the safety of land and out on the water. The boat was small enough to avoid the detection of the Fog, but you still had to be careful. Luckily they didn't need to get far out before the stern of their destination came into view. Admiral Graf Spee, the only Fog ship humanity had managed to sink. Or so went the claims. Scientist had crawled all over it in an attempt to unlock its secrets, but all in vein. No tools had been capable of breaking it apart. The once fearsome pocketship now had its bow in water while the stern stood up, allowing access to the ship thanks to the depth this close to the coast. James himself only listened to his teacher's instructions with half a ear. The ship in front of him was all what his mother had told me about and so much more. Feeling the wind against his skin, along with the powerful smell of salt water only further excited him. But he managed to hide many of these feelings behinds his intelligent expression. The way he gracefully climbed the ladders to board the ship and studied the ship made it clear that he was no ordinary boy. So it was no wonder the teacher didn't speak up when he saw James wander off. 'He can take care of himself' The middle aged teacher thought to himself as he began guiding the other students around. James was too engulfed to even notice that he had been left alone. As he entered the ship through a open door, he went over the ship specs in his head. '2 large Photon triple cannons... 8 smaller Photon cannons, four on each side... 8 torpedo tubes on the deck... a aircraft platform replaced with 12 missiles... Quite the remarkable foe.' The inside of the ship looked remarkable well maintained. This was partly due to the material the ship was made of. The voices from his classmate soon disappeared as he moved deeper and deeper into the ship. The young man took all the details in and moved from room to room. There could easily had went an hour before he came to the door that would lead him onto the bridge. This door was unlike many of the others closed. He had tried to open one of the closed doors on a lower level, but without lock. He was doubtful he would have any luck with this door either... Yet he couldn't stop this nagging feeling that he had to give it a try. But the moment he placed a palm on the door, he felt a sudden powerful connection. Time stood still for just a moment, and he felt... Something come to life. He didn't know what, but he was sure that he had heard the sound of a beating heart. The door swung open with a loud bang and James instinctively stepped back. Darkness. He couldn't tell what was inside the room. For some reason he wasn't scared of this unknown however and took the courage to step forward. Standing on the edge of the door, he peaked inside and asked out. "Hello?"