What was once a peaceful land, now existed to be a separation of the Safe Zone and the Ruined Zone. Outside of the borders of those zones, lies the cast corporation. The very place that created the casters for monster hunters. With the two zones in separation, each side fights for what they think will save humanity. ~REI~ On the busy streets of the safe zone, Rei stood on the borders of the Ruined Zone yet again and looked into the distance. Her eyes void, yet in them also held hope as if she were waiting for something. For someone. But the fact that she was a humanoid, did not help or support her reason for standing out near the Ruined. She was often accused for being a traitor and people would at times give her glances of fear and hate. It was not rare for humanoids to be treated that way. After all, they were demons. Part demons. The only reason they were able to stay, was only the mere fact that they had human DNA in them and nothing else. Besides that, it did not change the fact that they were different and neither did it change the way humans viewed them. Rei though, did not mind the looks people gave her. It was of none of her concern. She had nothing to do with the people that feared or looked down on her. She was merely there in the Safe Zone because of someone stubbornly dragging her back when she had no problem staying in a dangerous area. Though by sticking around him for awhile, she has grown to not dislike him and has actually grown fond of his company. Letting out a sigh, Rei tilted her head downward towards the ground and kicked some pebbles across the border and leaned her back against the wall of a building that was nearby as she continued to look off into the distance with longing and sadness, she spoke under her breath with a soft voice. "Brother... Why did you leave?" ~TAKUMA~ Inside his isolated and cold room, Takuma sat on the ground, concentrating on connecting the the red and blue wires surrounding him in order to make his detonator. With his fast and nimble hands, he matched them up in the correct order and sequence, managing not to blow himself up in the process. When he finished, he wiped the sweat on his forehead and smiled with satisfaction. Grabbing his bag, he stuffed his detonator and bombs, along with his gun power and grenade, carefully into his bag. He then slung it over his shoulder and fixed his black rimmed, lenseless glasses on the bridge of his nose and headed out the door of his house and locked up. As he headed out of the town, a few people and acquaintances gave him friendly greetings as he responded with a wave and a bright smile. "Now then, off to the mission." Takuma said to himself as he merrily hummed to himself while heading to the Ruined Zone. I'm pretty sure Rei skipped school again and is waiting in the usual spot. Knowing her, she'll probably tag along, he thought to himself as he was even more determined get there sooner without considering that he was nearly bumping into the crowd of people who were on their way to their regular routines. Takuma had known Rei for few years since he met her out in the Ruined Zone and compared to then, Rei actually grew to not mind his company, which is one of his achievements since she was so stubborn to return back to the Safe Zone with him. Despite that, they actually grew on each other even if Rei often felt very distant and out there when she was deep in thought. And even though he did not know of her true intentions of going into the Ruined Zone, he knew her well enough to know she wasn't like how people perceived humanoids to be.