"I have no real opinion one way or the other." The reply became clipped and sharp, this wasn’t her best friend right now, no, this was an enemy, from the past or not, one that threatened the very future. The future she was part of. "No, actually… I don’t think that form suits you at all. It’s an ant compared to what you could become."
"I should have expected such an answer from someone like you." It was amusing to Rini, to see one of those scouts being so snarky with her. Likely due to her knowledge of her being an enemy. She loved it, quite frankly. "To what I could become, hmm?" A finger lifted itself to the corner of her lips, to signify her thinking, or at least mock thinking. "Oh but see, that’s where you are very wrong. You see.. I’ve already become exactly what I wish to become. I’m no longer blinded by lies. I can see the truth, and I’ve become a beautiful lady, too. It’s everything someone could ever dream of."
She wasn’t supposed to do this, but she could hardly help herself. Just a look, just a glance at that dark part of her best friends history and she would have been happy… or so she thought. Seeing, hearing, feeling the darkness that came off Rini in waves, it was more than Hotaru expected. Was this… Was this was it was like when they faced Mistress Nine? “…Rini…”
This woman, that uniform. She would recognize it anyplace. She was one of those scouts. A burning hatred for all of them, even the ones that she knew nothing of. To her, they were all the same. They all wanted nothing more than to betray her, why bother allowing one in? “Don’t call me that. The Wiseman gave me a new name. It’s Black Lady now. It suits me much better than Rini, wouldn’t you agree?”
I’m keeping this true to the anime, seeing as that’s when I first met Black Lady. She still has Luna P. It is a comfort item to her, as she truly believes as if Luna P was her only friend. If Luna P is taken from her, she would be reduced to a vulnerable state, something she would not want a single soul to see.
"Aha. I could see that." He chuckled out, in most ways he was glad he had no one constantly hanging around him, annoying him, bugging him with stupid plans and ideas. Natsu did what he wanted, or… so he would convince himself. He was no ones tool or puppet. "We do have a lot in common it seems…" He agreed, almost eerie how much their separate moments of ‘enlightenment’ mirrored each others, however, she just seemed to have gotten past most of the pain, perhaps hers had been shorter than his, from what he could work out, it seemed, for the most part, she did not struggle for as long. "I have a stubborn streak, its as much a power as it is a downfall." There was still that tiny part of him struggling, calling it lies. “Well, its nice to meet’cha then, Black Lady.” Not her real name, obviously, but, if she had shed whatever name she had too, he wasn’t going to bring it up. Still smiling back at that trace of a smile on her painted lips. “What do ya do for fun around here?”
She nodded a bit, pink locks wavering slightly in sync with the movements of her head. “Indeed, it seems we do.” She had never met someone who had as much in common with her as Natsu did, and to be honest, it was a bit refreshing. To be able to relate to someone in the sense that he had gone through the same realization and enlightenment that she had, it was interesting at the very least. “Heh, stubborn streak. I like that.” She wasn’t interested in people who were easily swayed, and those that would quickly give up in what they wanted or believed. To her, that was a sign of weakness, and if she hated one thing, it was weakness. Possibly even more than those pesky scouts. “A downfall, eh? Interesting.” She didn’t dwell on what he could have meant for too long. Of course, that was one trait she still retained: Meaningless things such as that weren’t something she lingered on for too long. It was perhaps the short attention span she had as a child that prevented her from doing so. “Likewise, a pleasure to meet you as well, Natsu.” She thought for a moment about an answer to his question. “Depends, what do you consider fun?” It would be interesting to know his definition of fun, and if it was the same as hers. Only then could she properly answer the question at hand.
"You have no idea how refreshing it is to find someone thats not fooled by those stupid emotions." Natsu smiled darkly a little, the woman was smarter than she looked, that was for sure. Likely something she used to her advantage too, just as he did. He was ‘adorable and cute’, he used that for his advantage, and a grin he knew could make peoples knees weak, and he used them all. “I wouldn’t say so either.” He stated, giving her a quick look up and down, not hiding the fact he found her visually pleasing. Why hide it? “…Once again something I can relate to.” He nodded, hand held out in front of him for a moment as dark flames sparked around his bicep for a moment, and then nestled in his palm, flames tainted in dark magic. “I didn’t want it at first, I fought it, the magic that was forced into my body, I thought it was lying at first… I was so fooled, I thought that nakama gave me power. Ha. The person I was could have done nothing like I have now.” Fist clenched, flame dying out. “I don’t think I said my name. Natsu. Natsu Dragneel, the Corrupt Flame Dragon Slayer.”
"Oh, but in a way I do. It gets..old hanging around the same people that do. Hearing the same boring conversations, and the same idiotic words. It’s rather annoying, if I do say so." While the Black Moon Clan was the only hint of a family she had anymore, it still wasn’t her favorite activity to do just sitting and listening to their words of what their plans were. Nakama, that was something that she remembered. It was a stupid idea then, and it was stupid now. "It seems we have quite a bit in common." Of course, she had those same thoughts too, "I believed the same. I thought the one that helped me see the truth was lying, and I didn’t know what was real and what wasn’t. When I learned all their kindness was either an illusion I made up on my own to quench that craving for ‘love’ or a lie created by those that were supposed to be close to me, it was easy to forget it all, if I’m being honest." She’d be lying if she said the fire wasn’t something that interested her, and she’d also be lying if she said she hadn’t taken notice of the fact that he was quite attractive himself. "Natsu," Her own small smile came onto her face, or at least as much of a smile as she gave anymore, "For now, you can call me Black Lady." Of course, if he stuck around long enough, she would tell him her name. For now it was simply Black Lady. After all, that was the name she had stuck with for the most part after she had been changed.
"Humans are stupid." Was his explanation to the name, as, as far as he thought, it was the best reasoning, or excuse. He’d grown up with them after all, his actions were often similar. "Stretching of your body?" He asked in curiosity, wondering what had happened to the girl exactly, and how wonderfully painful it must have looked, pointed tongue lashing over his lip for a moment at the thought. Pain was just… delicious, but a smile fluttered over his face at her words. "You know, its been seven years, and, at lastI’ve found someone that understands it. Humans will use you and abuse you until they get what they want, and then throw you away…and beg for you ‘back’ when you wont take their shit any longer. That ‘they never meant it that way’… ‘Che.”
"That’s what I’ve been saying this whole time. Stupid, foolish lot. With ignorant feelings, and useless attachments. When push comes to shove, they’ll throw anyone under the bus when the time comes that they can benefit from it." That was what she believed, no matter how blind and how false those beliefs were. It was what she was programmed to believe by him, and it was what she would continue believing. She nodded, "Yes. Stretching of my body. I didn’t always look as I do now. The body only came after I let the truth in. I can’t say it’s exactly a downside either." She always took pride in how she looked, it was an asset she used to her advantage as often as she could when things wouldn’t go her way and her pouting didn’t work. "Exactly right. They get what they need from you, they deceive you and make you believe they love you,” The word was disgusting to her, and she hated even ushering it from her lips, “Only for you to learn the truth. In some cases, not even from them. Had it not been for the man that showed me the truth, I would still be blinded by those stupid lies, and I would still be a foolish little girl.”
While for the most part, Rini has none of her old personality traits or interests, there are some things that remain unchanged about her. Things such as pouting like a child if things do not go her way before she becomes angry if they continue not to go her way. She can also use her child like charm that still lies within her in order to get what she wants. It’s just a more twisted form of her child like charm.
She also has a guilty pleasure in cute things. She enjoys them from time to time.