Tadashi felt his phone vibrate in his pocket, he knew it was Hiro. They had all been sitting waiting for Hiro to give them a location.
"Going to Fair, We'll be on the ferris wheel"
"We have a location, We're heading to the Fair." He texted Hiro back as they headed out.
Hiro, please be careful of (Name)'s Coding
o-o o-o o-o o-o
Her coding what on earth was that? He looked up to realize (Name) was looking at one of the around fascinated.
"Come on, it's this way." Taking your hand, he lead you to the large circular ride. You recognized it as a ferris wheel. After helping you into the circular seat, he turn back to the man running the ride, he gave you a quick look before turning back to Hiro and giving him a nodded. Hiro hopped in and sat across from you. Slowly you felt the air blow through your hair.
"Hiro this is such an amazing ride."
"This is where we need to be put we have a few minutes" Looking over his shoulder. "Before the actual surprise...and since we have a few minutes I....I wanted to ask you something." Sensing it was something serious you gave him your undivided attention. He gave a sigh before beginning. "When I told Tadashi they would find us here, he said something about...coding?" You gripped your upper arm and looked over the city, from way up here you could see all the way to Lucky Cat Cafe. "I'm sorry it wa.."
"No.." You interrupted him. "...no you have every right to ask, and you deserve to know after the day you have given me...." Taking a deep breath, you looked him square in the eye before beginning again.
"Here on Earth you all go through a biological change known as puberty, correct?" Noticing a hint of red flush his cheeks before he nodded. "On the Moon, we have coding. It is a more instantaneous change. Before we turn 15 we are considered pre-coding, it means we are meant to learn and understand things. In the year between 14 and 15 years of age, all the data collects itself and analyses which of your two pre-destined codings will take control."
"Perhaps that is the wrong way to put that, just as you grown into a man through puberty, I become a new version of myself through coding." You gazed down at your hands.
"So why is Amelia so worried about your coding?" There it was the one question you were afraid he would ask but knew it had been coming.
"Because..." Swallowing deeply "At birth, they can read the two pre-destined codings, it helps for families who have children but not enough money to afford sending them all to school. Children whose coding could possibly lead to something like a doctor are sent to learn so when their coding occurs they will have the necessary coding to move up in the world." Hiro gave a slightly confused nodded.
"Hmm how about this let's say," Remembering Hiro's older brother Tadashi. "Your Aunt could not afford to send both Tadashi and you to school. Now let's say when you were born, Tadashi was either going to become a well verse baker, being able to create beautiful cakes or a hard working farm hand and your own reading said Robotics genius or Sociologist. You would be more likely to be sent to school because since Tadashi's choice are learned by experience while yours require more studying. Now depending on the environment around you and what you learn, will likely influence what you become. You spend enough time around technology, that you would likely go into robotics. As you've obviously noticed my hair and eyes are two different colours." He gave a nodded. "After my coding, my hair and eyes will become one distinct colour. Amelia told me she had, had blonde hair with lime green streaks and her blue eyes shaded into orange before her coding."
"I think I got it now..." He noticed the light fading from the sky. He quickly turned to see the sun just beginning its descent. Neither of you had noticed the gondola had stopped. "(Name), this is what I wanted to show you." Looking toward the sun, your heart nearly stopped, since your home revolved around the Earth you had never truly seen the sun, you had read about sunrises and sunsets but this was the first you had ever seen, the way the red and blue merging, mingled and swayed through the sky, reflecting over the water turning it a tinge of orange. You could stare at it all night.
"So what did your coding say about you?" Jumping, you had nearly forgotten Hiro was there for a moment you had forgotten what the two of you had been talking about.
"Since, I'm going to become a ruler, I must have my reading done very carefully....it said I would either become a figurehead ruler, basically, I don't do anything, I am to be married off to someone who can rule the kingdom while I wave to the people and kiss babies but I would have no say over things like taxes, peace treaties and such....or my coding would cause me to become...a tyrant, a dictator, I would rule my people with fear." The tears welled up in your (E/C) eyes. "I can't do that to my people, but I love to learn, I want to know more about places and people and things. Something I will not need if I become a figurehead...." You took a deep breath and looked Hiro once more in the eyes. "Thank you for today, it has been the greatest day I have ever had..." You looked toward the ground and saw a small group lead by Amelia entering the fairgrounds. "When we get off here, I'm sorry but I don't think Amelia is going to let any of you accompany us anymore...which means, I'll never get to talk to you again."
"Hey if things go well with the mayor you'll come back...an..and if you do turn evil...sorry" he muttered after seeing you flinch, "I'm sure, we could come help secure you." You appreciate him trying.
"Hiro, you don't understand, since I know my coding is likely to go tyrant. I've made explicit orders that...I am to be executed before I can take the throne."
o-o o-o o-o o-o
Hiro couldn't think of what to say, (Name) pretty much said she was going to die and she had already accepted it. No he couldn't let this happen, he had...
The gondola swing greatly back and forth. (Name) fell towards him. The two of them turned around to see someone he didn't recognize. He wore robes similar to what the guards and Amelia had been wearing however instead of the black it was horrible blood red with golden accents.
"Aureum Tenebrae!" (Name) Inhaled sharply and spat the name out with disdain. The man gave an elegant bow.
"Good evening Lady (L.Name), as elegant as usual, however you don't seem to be with your usual entourage." A evil grin grew on his face. "All the better for me." He reached out for her, only for Hiro to come in between the two of them. Wrapping his arms around the larger arm.
"You won't touch her!" Hiro hissed.
"Oh that's so sweet," He looked over to you once more "this...human" hissing as if the word sickened him. "Thinks he can protect you." Before you could speak he had picked Hiro up by the throat and dangled him over the edge of the gondola. "I wonder, if a human could survive this fall?" He asked slightly amused. Hiro couldn't do nothing but gasp for air, what could he do?
"Please stop!! What do you want?!" You cried, he turn back to you sending a chill down your spine.
"Agree to come with me. Do not fight and I shall let him go." You look to Hiro, you knew he was trying to tell you no, but you couldn't let your first...love? Die because of you.
"Very well." With a grin, he released his hold on Hiro, who began to fall. "Hiro!!"You reached for him only to just miss his hand because the warrior wrapped an arm around your waist and leapt away, with you in tow.