Accepting the torn cloth gratefully, she wiped off her hands as best as she could. Blood never truly came off so easily, but for now it would do. Tossing the now useless rag on the ground, she continued walking, acknowledging that Theo was still inside, but not wanting to wait one second longer. The colosseum wasn't far from here. She could practically taste the sweet revenge that she was about to dish out. A gentle humming floated gracefully through the air as she wandered forward. It was almost a bit of an eerie tune. A tune that seemed to foreshadow the events to come.
Noticing that her lover had suddenly passed her without any indication, a little smirk adorned her face once more. She could sense that he had done something in there, but couldn't tell exactly what. She wasn't about to go and ask, either. It just wasn't necessary. "I'm terribly sorry if I frightened you in there. I know that must have been a bit unsettling for you. Especially since I'm not normally so harsh." She called out, almost jogging to keep up with his pace. Even in this form, she still had the damn short legs! When was she ever going to catch a break!? "It was something I had to do, though. If I hadn't done that, I would have never been able to find Dr. Hinami." It was the truth. If there had been another way around that, she would have tried it.
Finally arriving at the colosseum, Zulu made her way towards the area in question. Thankfully, it would seem that there was nobody around, seeing as everyone was probably still eating lunch. When the area in question came into view, she noticed what indeed looked to be a small keypad. Excitement coursed quickly through her veins, causing her to pick up a brisk run to reach it. "This is it... This is really it..." She mumbled to herself, running her fingers gently across the keys. It was almost as if this were a dream. A glorious dream. Not waiting a moment longer, she typed the name she was given into the pad, waiting a moment for it to register. And it did. The sound of moving rods and cogs made her heart beat faster. As the panel in the wall opened, there it was. The staircase that led to the lair of the evil man she hated so passionately. "Requip" She called out with a sudden vigor. Her lovely candy pistol appeared, as it always did, with a gentle flash of light. Once in hand, she turned to look at the man who had come this far wit her. Perhaps it wouldn't be right for him to go in with her. It would most likely be even gorier than the previous encounter.
"Hey... Maybe you should stay here. I mean, this will only take me a second anyways. I don't plan on staying to chat for very long." It was almost a bit hard. He had been here through everything, and in a strange way, she wanted him to hear everything that went on in that room. But, when it boiled down to it, was that important enough? Was it worth it? He would most likely see a side of herself that even she wasn't sure existed. Even she didn't know if she was prepared for that. "Just... Stay here... I promise nothing will happen." She pleaded, leaning in to give him a gentle kiss on the lips. As she pulled away, she gave him an almost... Gentle smile. It was completely out of character for the little weapon, but it was the only way she knew how to comfort him. Even if just a little. Turning away from him, she advanced quickly up the stairs, mentally preparing herself for the encounter she had been waiting for.
At the end of the twirling steps, there stood a quiet, dull looking office. The walls were a bleached white, and just about everything else was black or grey. The only thing of color that stood out, were a small vase of flowers on the desk. What a stick in the mud. Just as she had expected him to be. Stepping nonchalantly into the room, her eyes widened, twitching almost psychotically. There he was. Just staring out the window without a care in the world. "It's been a long time, hasn't it, Dr. Hinami. I never thought I would see you again." The pink haired woman snarled, bringing her arm up to point the weapon at her target. Turning around slowly, doe-like brown eyes faced her, a twinge of a smile deep within them. "Ah. Zulu 379. A pleasure to see you again, my dear. I did not think that we would meet again either. At least, not under these unfortunate circumstances." An amused snicker escaped from the woman's mouth as these words reached her ears. "Unfortunate for you, anyways. For me, this is going to be a great pleasure. Seeing your disgusting brains splattered against these walls will make my day!"
Just as she was about to pull the trigger on her weapon, it was smacked out of her hand. It was so quick she barely had the time to register that it was gone. Seconds after, two children, not much younger than herself, grabbed her by the arms, pinning her against the wall behind her. Their eyes glared with a malice that was frightening to even her. "Wh-What? Th-This can't be happening! We were so careful not to-" Her words were quickly interrupted when she noticed another child emerge from a nearby closet, a large syringe in her grasp. "You see, my dear. Ever since your last little... Infiltration, we have been taking extra measures to make sure that no harm could be done. To me, at least. Everyone else is completely disposable. So, these lovely little children are here to protect me. They hide here all day and all night. A brilliant idea, don't you think?" His words disgusted her. But what disgusted her even more was the sight of the child's approach, with the needle she remembered all too well. "Sierra 234. You know what to do. And Oscar 682, make sure that her little friend isn't allowed access to this room. We wouldn't want him ruining this."
A yelp of pain escaped from the trapped woman as the needle was jabbed into her flesh, the liquid that was inside stinging as it made it's way into her system. In a bright flash of light, she was back to normal once more, a look of genuine fear filling her pinkish brown eyes. "You look so much like your mother when you're in your other form. I truly wish you could stay like that always." It was a strange comment, one that made her pause to think for a moment. Why did this man know anything about her mother? "Y-You know nothing about me! O-Or my mother! You... You repulsive bastard!" Rin yelled, struggling to get out of the children's grips. Their grips only became tighter, though, threatening to crush the bones within her arms. "A-Ah!" She cried out, relenting against their force for now. "Quite the contrary. In fact, I knew both of you very well... Like family, if you will." He chuckled sickly at his own little joke. Rin, on the other hand, was anything but amused. "I swear I'm going to kill you, Dr. Hinami! I'm going to kill you if it's the last thing I ever do!" She spat, a look of genuine hatred tainting her features. "Now, now, Rin, my dear. You wouldn't want to kill your own father, now would you?"
She froze in her tracks, struck dumb by his accusation. Her... Father? But... How... Just as she had been about to speak once more, memories bombarded her thoughts once more. Happy memories. Mother. Father. Family. It was all there. Death. Anger. Betrayal. It played almost like a broken record in her head. "No... This isn't true... No... I won't believe it! I-I... I hate you... You're not my father! You can't be!" She lamented, streams of tears running down her cheeks. "You betrayed me! You put me here on purpose! And for what?! Your sick revenge?!" Screams erupted from her throat as she cried violently. None of this was fair. It was all so cruel. "Not for me, my dear. For us. I'm so happy that you remember now. You remember how much I love you, don't you?" The older man approached, placing a hand on her chin and forcing the crying woman to look him in the eyes. "I wanted you to be this way so that you could avenge your mother. That's what we both wanted, wasn't it?" Jerking forward, Rin spat in his face, offended that he would ever think she wanted any of this. "Ah... So fiery. You really are so much like her. She would have been so proud of you. But for now, I'm afraid that we will have to take those memories away. I can't have you reacting this way towards me forever, now can I?" Eyes widening in fear, Rin began to struggle once more, some sort of primal instinct taking over. "No! Please! Don't take my memories from me! You can do anything else. Lock me away, kill me, abandon me on a desert island. But please don't take my memories away!" She begged profusely. Her guild, her friends, Theo... All of that would be gone. How could she survive this again? How could she survive without all of them? "I'm so sorry, my dearest daughter. But this is just how it has to be."