Aoi stopped in front of her dorm room door and raised a curious eyebrow as Mamoru began to talk about being cursed or something. Once he was done, she grinned at him. "Hey, I don't think any weapon is cursed, but rather used improperly by the meister." She said with a dismissive shrug before opening the room door. Much to her surprise, the living area was bare of all things dealing with Henry. It was so bare, in fact, that it was almost as if he'd never been there.
Tears began to form in Aoi's eyes once more but she quickly wiped them away. "Your room is the last door on the right. The bathroom is right across the hall." She stated before stalking off to her room; Aoi was feeling sad and depressed again and the only way to cure that was to eat candy and lots of it. Being hyper made her forget about the emotional pain.
Mamoru couldn't help but notice the tears that had filled Aoi's eyes. Was it something he said ? Before he could even ask what was wrong Aoi took off to her room. With a sigh,Mamoru went and checked out his room as he tries to figure out what went wrong. Inside wasn't anything too fancy. Just a bed,a desk,a bookshelf,and a window with a view. It was a nice room...but Mamoru was too worried about Aoi to really care. Mamoru went to lay on his bed,wishing that he could support his partner. Suddenly,Mamoru felt a slight prick from one of the mattress's corners. Curious,he lifted up the matters as a folded up paper falls out. Mamoru picked it up off the ground,as he opened it up....to reveal a picture of Aoi & Henry. It didnt take him long to piece together what happened as Mamoru lightly tapped on Aoi's door. "Miss Aoi,I think I found something that belongs to you" Mamoru said,hoping this wouldn't do more harm than good.
Aoi had been stuffing her face with candy when she'd heard a knock on her door. With a soft, hyper, giggle, she hopped up from her spot on the bed and practically bounced over to the door. "Yes....?" She said and as she waited for an answer, she glanced down at the object in his hand. It was a picture of her and Henry a little bit after she got out of the inifirmary after the first mission. Despite her large intake of candy, it wasn't able to stop the rush of emotions flooding her body and she suddenly broke into tears. "He didn't want me as a-a meister a-anymore." She sobbed, pressing her hands against her face.
Mamoru's face paled as he had only made the situation worse. He had thought that her friend had simply moved away or some other reason. Still,Mamoru knew how it felt to not be wanted. "I'm...sorry....that things didnt work out between you two....but...I understand how you feel. I...have been rejected 6 times already. I feel that..when you find the right weapon..both the technician and the weapon feel." Mamoru said as he pulled Aoi into a hug. "I can't promise I'm the best match for you..but I'm willing to stick around until we found out." Mamoru said with a smile,hoping his words would provide her some comfort.
Aoi accepted the hug gratefully and stayed like that until her sobs turned into soft hiccups. Pulling away, she wiped away her tears and smiled at her new partner. "Thank you. I needed that." She said to him and gently took the picture from him then set it on her dresser. It would simply be a reminder of her past. "Hey, I don't think I ever asked, but what kind of weapon are you exactly?" She asked, popping another piece of gum into her mouth.
"Oh right,Sorry about that. Anyway,I am the weapon of knights,the first line of defense for kings. I am a sword and shield." Mamoru said with a graceful bow. The fact that Marcus came from a noble like background was the only real talent Mamoru prided himself on. "It's a good balance of attack and defense. With a little bit if training,I'm sure we can become a great team" Mamoru replied,ready for whatever the day may bring. Aoi smiled at him. "Well, in that case, let's get to training, shall we...?"
After that day, the two seemed to get along pretty well and worked even better together when Mamoru was a weapon. Aoi often asked him what were his other meisters' problems were? He was great! They spent a lot of time working on their skills and, finally, with a new mission, it was time to show case what they've been working on for the past few days or so. "You ready for this Mamoru?" The purple haired girl asked him with a grin. It was obvious that she'd been a lot happier once she had a weapon again.
"Yes Ma'am. Bring on the first mission !!" Mamoru said enthusiastically. The duo had been practicing non stop since they were paired up. They had learned how to work with each other except for one thing. Soul Resenance...it was the one move they couldn't get to work. Mamoru was sure they would get it eventually,it would just take time.
Aoi grinned at his enthusiasm and then turned to Fifi as she spoke. "Nah, it'll probably sneak up on us or something when we're least expecting it..."