Lost and Found

Date: 2016-02-21
Pose Count: 13
Utau Hoshina 2016-02-21 02:40:12 30250
    Utau has been left feeling pretty annoyed since her last run in with a Guardian who thwarted her plans. Fortunately she managed to obtain one of three X-eggs, and Yukari was pleased when she learned of it. Utau was quickly becoming adept with her abilities, however the appearance of a Guardian meant there were likely others out there.

    Which is why Utau was sent out to track down the others and stop them from interfering with their grand plans.

    Which would explain why she is out here in the residential district, relying on Iru and Eru's somewhat unreliable Guardian Chara tracking abilities..It didnt seem they were making any headway yet, and feeling a bit tired, Utau had decided to search for a coffee shop and get a nice warm cup of tea. Always have to keep her throat in tip top shape afterall!

    Now, if she werent so hopelessly lost..
Kukai Souma 2016-02-21 02:50:01 30255
Utau may not have had reliable tracking from the Guardians, but the power of each Guardian to sense and track others is as much powered by luck as it is magic, so she was closer than Kukai would have ever liked to his home. He'd been at soccer practice today, and one of the busses had been running late, so his mind's on getting home and changing out of his school uniform, not watching for evil blonde idols hiding themselves and watching for him. Daichi is floating around his head, running through practice drills, too, which further distracts him as he looks up from time to time, watching his Chara instead of looking around...
Utau Hoshina 2016-02-21 02:55:14 30258
    Utau sighs, kicking a rock at her feet as she waits impatiently for some sort of sign from her guardian charas. "C'mon, Iru, Eru..Dont tell me you've sent me on a wild goosechase.." She mutters aloud, peering up at the apartments. Indeed, it seems the two charas have drawn her remarkably close to Kukai's apartment building, but then the trail suddenly runs cold.

    "I'm sure it's here somewhere. I can sense it. But..It's faint..." Iru responds as she darts back and forth, trying to figure out what's going on. Eru sighs, adjusting her halo as she flits in front of Utau. "We shouldn't be doing this, Utau-chan. It's wrong to hunt down other peoples' charas. We should just let him go."

    Utau however, has other ideas. If his apartment really IS the one that Iru has paused outside of. "Hmm...I suppose I could check the listings on the board for his room. Even if he's not home, we can sneak in and steal those eggs back."

    This results in more flailings and protests from Eru, and more evil grins of approval from Iru. However, Utau now has to figure out how to break in without looking suspicious. She supposes she could just wait for one of the tenants to come home first and slip in after them.

    Otherwise, Yukari will be displeased with her, and hurt Ikuto..This is gonna be a long day..
Kukai Souma 2016-02-21 03:06:38 30261
Inside the apartment, through a window on one side, about the second or third floor, Iru can see two young men, one strikingly attractive, fairly bishounen, and the other tall, with shaggy blonde hair done up in a samurai's topknot. They appear to be arguing in a friendly manner about... something.

It's about now that Kukai approaches the entrance to the apartments and Iru, Eru, and Daichi all become aware of other charas around them. Daichi looks around, trying to spot whomever it is. "Hey, Kukai, there's another chara around here somewhere." Kukai blinks, hand on the door, looking up to see what's going on. "Think it's Tadase? Or Amu? Or... Nadeshiko?"
Utau Hoshina 2016-02-21 03:11:22 30263
    "Huh? What's that?" Iru peers up above, flying up to the second floor window as she peeks in at the two bishies who are talking. But its hard to hear what they are saying behind closed windows. "Errrrrk!" She tries to open it, but it's locked tight. "No good!"

    Down below, Eru is the first to notice Daichi's presence and she squeaks, tugging to Utau's sleeve. "Utau-chan! Over there!" she points towards Kukai and Daichi, heading towards the apartment. She narrows her eyes, searhing for a quick getaway. Hmm, maybe she could hide behind those bushes, or...

    "Utau-chan! Heey, it's Utau-chan! Can I have your autograph!?" suddenly she's accosted by a small group of elementary kids, eager for her autograph. Ack, of all times! So much for a quick getaway!
Kukai Souma 2016-02-21 03:21:11 30268
Kukai Souma may be tired, and it may be a little far off, but Kukai's ears are as good as ever and that's a name that's been on his mind lately. His back goes stiff - but there's so many normal people here. Certainly she wouldn't lunatic out and attack him in public, yeah? No, of course not. So... run or find out what's~

Before he can even process that thought he's discarded it. Kukai Souma is no chicken. So by the time Utau has dispersed the gaggle of elementary school moppets, she turns back to see Kuaki nearby, staring at her with something between a grin and a frown on his face. "Would've thought you'd be better at sneaking around."

Daichi's doing his part by standing on the window-edge that Iru's trying to lift, grinning and making faces at the little devil-Chara as she fails to get it open.
Utau Hoshina 2016-02-21 03:25:41 30271
    Not wanting to make a scene or raise suspicion, Utau finds herself busy signing tons of autographs, and having to take pictures with the little runts. They sure love her though. Too bad she's too sour to return the feelings.

    With a tired sigh, she finally shakes herself free of them, but by this time, it seems that Kukai has inevitably spotted her. She glares at him, hands on hips. "Sneaking around? I've done no such thing! I was just looking for a coffee shop, and I just got...Lost.."

    It kinda doesnt help that Iru's trying to open a window and is caught red-handed by Daichi. She growls at him, dashing past him, close enough to perhaps shove him off-balance as she darts to Utau's side.

    Eru blinks up at Kukai, offering a meek little wave and smile, nervously watching Utau. "Utau-chan, please dont fight him, he seems like a nice guy.."
Kukai Souma 2016-02-21 03:32:07 30274
Kukai Souma grins and gives the three of them a thumbs-up. "Hey, a lot of people say I'm pretty nice. I try not to start fights or hurt anybody, and when I lose a match I make sure my team is polite. My friends think I'm great, too. How about yours, what do they think of you? Do your fans think you're nice?"

Daichi yikes and falls onto the windowsill before he can remember he can fly, chasing after Iru until he reaches Kukai's head. He sits in the Jack's spiky, messy brown hair and blows raspberries at Iru, and probably one at Eru too.

Kukai cocks his head to one side, looking at the evil blonde songstress. "If you're lost, I can lead you back out if you want."
Utau Hoshina 2016-02-21 03:39:16 30276
    Iru glares back at Daichi, throwing raspberries back at him in turn. "Meeeh! I can make a meaner face than you!" she glares at him, while Eru continues to smile sweetly at both the Guardian and his chara.

    "Hmm. You play on a team?" She narrows her eyes, "Then you understand the importance of competition, of giving it your best shot." As for her fans? Utau's not really sure how she feels about them but..

    "They love my music, it inspires them. I suppose, it makes them feel happy.." Even if it makes her unhappy, knowing that she's taking away peoples' dreams every time she sings. "That's why they think they love me. That's why they scream every time they see me. But maybe that's just an illusion.."

    Wait! Why's she telling him this! He's the enemy. "C'mon, fight, fight, fight!" urges on Iru. Eru however, shakes her head. "No. Utau-chan, we've been wandering around here for hours. It's getting cold and dark. Let's just ask for help.."

    Utau however, frowns, turning away. "Why? why would you help me? I'm your enemy, remember?"
Kukai Souma 2016-02-21 03:47:12 30279
Kukai Souma draws in a deep breath, looking down for a minute, then back up at Utau. "... When I became a Guardian, I made a promise. I promised that I would always do everything I can to protect and help every single student at Seiyou Public School. That's Tadase, and Amu, and Nadeshiko, and Yaya, and all the students, including you and Ikuto." He stands up, looking up at the sky for a moment, remember it in steel grey. "I made a promise to myself that I hadn't told anybody about some time back, too. I promised that I would extend that defense, that help and support, as wide and as far as I could cast it. That means you, doubly, even if you do awful things. I'm still bound to help."

He looks back down at her. "It'd be a whole lot easier if you'd help me help you, but I bet I couldn't get you to do that for anything. Which is ok." He grins. "I'm still gonna keep challenging you when you do stupid things. May be kinda childish, but that's just who I am. So like I said. If you're lost, I can help you find the way out." Boy, that statement's laden with multiple meanings.
Utau Hoshina 2016-02-21 03:55:19 30282
    "Aha! So you ARE a Guardian.." And that means, the others he names are guardians too. Except of course for Ikuto, who is of course her brother. Whom she misses. Looks like he's been working hard in her absence however.

    It seems that Utau's been out of town for far too long to become acquainted with any of the guardians, and is only knows about them from what Easter has told her. However, Tadase she does know, and she frowns softly at the name.

    "Tadase-kun? Yes, I'd heard he had become a Guardian. I guess that makes him my enemy now, too." And that makes her a little sad, but it cant be helped. However, what he says next makes her glare back at him coldly, "You sure are naieve, thinking that way. You cant protect everybody. Not everyone needs or wants protection. We all have our paths to follow."

    "Yeah, yeah!" yells Iru, punching the air, "You heard her! Dont stand in our way!" Eru continues to whimper, saying nothing. "As for what I do, I do what I do, because I must. So dont say it's stupid!"

    with a hmph, she spins around and starts walking away, but pauses briefly, realizing how dark it's getting. "However, if you could show me how to get to Penguin Park, I wont try and take those eggs back from you." She challenges. Because it'd look too weak if she simply asked for help.
Kukai Souma 2016-02-21 04:03:33 30283
Kukai Souma grits his teeth, one hand clenching a little. "Maybe not, but I gotta do what feels right, Utau-san. Otherwise..." He shrugs and lets it go, looking up at Eru. "Then don't make her be such a butthead so often! If you weren't egging her on so much she'd have a lot less trouble."

He looks at her for a moment as she stares at him over her shoulder, then raises one hand, making a motion as if brushing something off his forehead, looking completely unconcerned. "I'll do you one better. I'll escort you out, and then in a day or two you can come back and try to take the X-Eggs anyway." He moves up besides her and nods towards the winding city residential streets. "Keep up, if you can."

From up above them in one of the apartments, two young men, one with purple hair, one with blonde, watch the two of them walk away through a window. The blonde one elbows the purple haired one in the stomach and points as Kukai leads the way.
Utau Hoshina 2016-02-21 04:10:06 30286
    Utau glares at Kukai with irritation, "Dont call me a butthead! Look, you have your reasons for being a Guardian, and I have my reasons for doing what I do - Ikuto and me both. I cant explain much more than that, but it's not something that would matter anyways. You will always be my enemi, Kukai-san, you and the other Guardians. That's just the way it is."

    Eru continues to whimper, shaking her head but says nothing. Utau rarely listens to her advice anyways, but maybe Kukai can convince her otherwise.

    Glancing towards the winding roads, she smirks when he mentions keeping up with him and quickens her pace to match. "What, is that a challenge? I wont lose to you!" however, she's quite pleased that he's willing to give her another go at taking the X-eggs from him. However, it wouldn't be fair game if she didnt put her own X-egg up for big. "Fine, I accept your challenge, and in fair game, I'll allow you a second chance at getting my X-egg back, but this time I wont lose either! Then, you'd better lead on and quickly, it's getting dark.."

    And when it gets late, the creepier fans tend to come out and swarm her. Not that she's afraid for her safety, but Utau's not all that keen on stealing X-eggs if she can help it. Even if she must, it tends to leave a horrible feeling in the pit of her stomach.