Thank You Beef

Kyouko and Sayaka meet up with Usagi for Thank You Korean Beef.

Date: 2016-02-29
Pose Count: 21
Kyouko Sakura 2016-03-01 01:14:39 31716
    It's after dark in the busy shopping district of Mitakihara, but not much- just after dinnertime! The sun still goes down early, this time of year. This portion of the city is bustling and busy, well-lit and cheerful with crowds of people moving about the pedestrian malls and browsing the shops which line the streets.

    Kyouko had texted Usagi earlier, asking to meet her here this evening, promising to buy her dinner... or well, a snack, at least. In return for all the help and stuff she's given her, and just since she likes to hang out with Usagi and it's been a bit since they've seen each other, at least when it hasn't been a crisis.

    She didn't mention in the texts that she'd be bringing Sayaka with her, but it seems like that's the case anyway. Kyouko stands on the sidewalk, wearing the awesome coat that Usagi herself had brought her from France, along with a scarf tucked under the hood, the end trailing out and down her front.
Sayaka Miki 2016-03-01 01:27:33 31721
    Sayaka would like to thank Usagi for trying to get her to open up more to Kyouko. For a while, it seemed that she might shut out Kyou-chan forever. But it seems that she's made an effort to open up more, and not chase all the people who care about her away.

    "So! Where is Usagi-chan?" She smirks, "She's a pretty cool girl, even if she IS a bit of a clutz. I mean, I never realized she had so many secret idendities that were totally Nothing like her!"

    Free dinner's always fun too, and how could she say no to that?
Usagi Tsukino 2016-03-01 01:33:19 31723
Usagi got the text during her first foray out. She responded that she would indeed meet with Kyouko! Yay! Friend Time!

She's wearing that by now familiar pink coat, a scarf wrapped so many times around her neck that only her nose on up is visible.

And yes. Though she hasn't worn them in months, her odangoes have tiny pink slouchy beanies on them.

After all, it's cold!

She bops along as fast as a swaddled bunny can. (After all, there's sweaters under the coat!)

She's too muffled to say anything, of course, and she comes to a halt behind Sayaka, unwrapping her face.

Just in time!

"Excuuuuuuuuuuuse me?! I'll have you know, Sailor Moon is every bit as klutzy as I am!"
Kyouko Sakura 2016-03-01 01:37:17 31728
    It's not surprise that they don't spot Usagi right away- after all, she's a fair bit shorter than Kyouko, and Sayaka is even taller than Kyouko is! And there's crowds! However, Kyouko displays the hardened reflexes of a master Witch Hunter and doesn't leap right out of her skin when Usagi speaks behind them.. even if she might want to.

    Instead she gives only a slight start of surprise before she calmly turns around, a little grin on her face as she stands beside Sayaka. "Sounds like she's right here somewhere.. but all I see is this talking pile of pink fabric." She says, but then laughs and throws her arms around Usagi to give her a hug, regardless. "Hey hon, glad you could make it. I hope you don't mind that I invited Saya-chan along as well."
Sayaka Miki 2016-03-01 01:41:25 31729
    Sayaka smiles at Usagi, totally amused by the excessive pink attire, not to mention those cute beanies on her odangos. "Heh, I'm just kidding, Usagi-chan! Good to see you again..Thanks again for that little heart to heart we had!" She grins and winks, not entirely sure if Kyouko even knows what they're talking about.

    "Guess sometimes I can be pretty hard-headed. So..How about you, how've you been? How is Mamoru-san? Last I heard, he'd been de-brainwashed and was hiding someplace safe..?" It seems like forever since Sayaka's even seen him, and she never got a chance to properly thank him for helping her bring Kyouko back. Strange how things come around like that.

    "Heh, I'm only kidding! Your princess persona though, now she's pretty darn graceful! And Sailormoon will always be my favorite super heroine..At least one of my faves!" she grins and winks at Kyouko as she says that. Seems Saya is in a considerably better mood than last time they met.
Usagi Tsukino 2016-03-01 01:48:23 31730
Usagi makes a very happy hum as she hugs Kyouko back. "It's colder out here! I get too used to the warm! Brrrr!"

Speaking of, Body Heat Vampire Usagi, attack!

"I don't mind at all! Hi, Sayaka-chan!" She looks up at Kyouko, wondering if it would be okay to apologize to the blue haired girl in person!

"I've been good! Mamo-chan seems to be doing better than expected." A diplomatic answer! She knows something is up! "And he's safe and warm. I bring him food! That I don't cook, don't worry!"

Then she's blushing! Favorite? Yay! Heck, she's fine to share top billing with Kyouko -- "Huehuehue!" -- because she gets it!

And then she makes a good natured face. "I'm gonna ruin my repitation if I go princess all the time! People will start expecting manners and curtsies and other thingadoos!"
Kyouko Sakura 2016-03-01 01:51:43 31732
    Kyouko shakes her head slightly, making a wry expression. "Dun worry, hon, I ain't gonna expect anything of the sort. Hell, then you might start expectin' something back, and you don't wanna see me try and curtsey, I promise you."

    She looks pleased to hear that Mamoru is doing well. "I'm real sorry I haven't gotten to visit Mamoru yet. It just seems like things keep coming up. But tell him I'll be by soon, okay? I'm glad you're taking good care of him." She wriggles her eyebrows at Usagi, although what exactly she might be implying is unclear!

    Then she grins, tucking one arm through Usagi's, then offering her other hand to Sayaka. "C'mon! There's a great Korean Beef place right over here. It's on me tonight, as my way of saying thanks. I been workin' a little overtime at the store, so I can afford to splurge a little."
Sayaka Miki 2016-03-01 02:02:19 31735
    Sayaka scratches her head, still unsure of where exactly Mamoru is. Obviously not at his apartment as its been cleared out. Usagi had said he was hiding somewhere where she couldn't say, for his own safety, but still.

    "Hmm, I hope someday I can see him and thank him. I'm always happy to offer my services to assist you too, Usagi-chan. I know we dont know each other all that well, but I do feel I owe you and Mamoru a big favor for helping me and Kyou-chan out, afterall.." And Sayaka isn't one to forget favors so easily either.

    However, right now she's starving, and she grins at Kyouko. "Korean Beef, huh? Sounds good! Let's go!"
Usagi Tsukino 2016-03-01 02:07:40 31736
"I will!" She knows Mamoru would like to see Kyouko. But busy is busy, and its all okay!

And then she's just a happy ball of blushing. "You don't owe us! We were happy to do it!"

Fluster, fluster!

At the sound of food, her stomach lets out a loud rumble.

"That sounds so good!" She hooks her arm through Kyouko's and resists the urge to hook her other through Sayaka's. After all, they may wanna hook arms together!

"So what have you two been up to?"

The huehuehue is heavily implied!
Kyouko Sakura 2016-03-01 02:12:02 31737
    Kyouko shakes her head slightly, glancing at Sayaka as she tows everyone involved towards the shop in question. "Well, I'll let you know when I go to see him, Saya-chan. If you're free you can come along and tell him thanks in person."

    She enters the small restaurant, a real hole-in-the-wall type place, but one that looks clean and well-appointed. "This is my favorite place in the neighborhood," She tells the other two, and indeed the shop owner, an old guy, calls out to her by name and she grins and waves back as she leads the other two girls over to a booth.

    She slides in next to Sayaka, letting Usagi sit acrosss from them. As they get settled, she says, "You're wrong Usagi. You had a lot goin' on yourself, maybe even more important stuff in the big scheme of things, but you still took time out to help us. That's worth a meal, at the very least." She grins, showing some fang. "Plus, I love an excuse to eat out."
Sayaka Miki 2016-03-01 02:34:40 31744
    "Huh..?" Sayaka scratches her head as Usagi seemingly ignores her request to see Mamoru. It was the same thing last time too! But then, maybe it's just that she doesn't know Sayaka that well, or what she's capable of, as a Magical girl either. Again, she feels the need to prove herself, but maybe now's not the time.

    "Hmph." She frowns softly at that, but fortunately Kyouko steps in and offers to take her some time. "Thanks Kyou-chan!" When they reach the restaraunt, Sayaka easily slides into the booth next to Kyouko, although reddening a bit at Usagi's comment. "What have 'we' been up to?" Oh yeah, she knows that look, and it makes her feel all flustery now! "Uh, well...Where do I even start." Sayaka makes a face, suspecting that question is rather loaded too.
Usagi Tsukino 2016-03-01 02:41:25 31746
Usagi blushes and looks at the table. "I'm sorry, Sayaka-chan. Of course you can come! It's just, well, Protecting is sort of my knee-jerk reaction right now, not that I think he'd need protection from you or anything but I, well, I mean--" She looks at Kyouko with wide eyes! 'Help I'm flubbing things again!'

But fortunately she is saved by finally getting one of Kyouko's earlier comments. Gasp! "Kyou-kun!" Her blush is much deeper now, indeed! "We -- I mean -- of course I'm taking care of him with smoochies, too! But shhhh!"

More blushing!

She is indeed perfect company for Sayaka right now! "Um, any date like things huehuehue?" Dude, Usagi, that was lamesauce and very obvious.
Kyouko Sakura 2016-03-01 02:46:57 31750
    Kyouko rolls her eyes slightly. "You're a bit /too/ protective, hon," She says to Usagi, although she grins, "But sometimes that's a good thing. Still, I will vouch for Saya-chan's good behavior. You can smack me if she ends up causing any trouble, though I know she won't." She casts that grin sideways at Sayaka beside her in the booth.

    Then /she/ blushes as Usagi demonstrates her inability to parse innuendo without speaking it aloud. "Dude, I was making sly comments, you're the one coming right out and saying it!" She can't help but laugh, shaking her head slightly..

    Only to sputter slightly as Usagi huehuehues right at them and asks about dates. "W-what? Seriously, Usagi, have you ever heard of asking tactfully?" She glances at Sayaka, then can't help but laugh. "Anyway, that depends on if you count Witch hunting together."
Sayaka Miki 2016-03-01 02:50:58 31753
    "Awe, Kyou-chan!" she smirks, playfully elbowing the redhead. "I'm not the troublemaker around here!" yeah, Usagi IS pretty darn protective of Mamoru, she sees that now, and sometimes Sayaka wonders if she'd be the same towards Kyouko if she were in that situation. Pretty darn likely would be the answer.

    Then Usagi asks a pretty bold question of her, and again Sayaka finds herself blushing profusely! "What..? Dating? You mean....Er...Well..Really..?" Have they been...Like that? Was that what that little 'dance' they shared was all about? To be honest its a topic that Sayaka is very shy about approaching, and in fact, she's not even sure *how* to approach the topic to begin with!

    "Heh. Kyou-chan, I dont think that's what she meant. I think she means like when we had that dance back at the concert...." Whoops, did she say too much? Ack!
Usagi Tsukino 2016-03-01 02:56:47 31755
"No, I didn't mean it like that, honest! I'm elludey about it with everyone!" Wide Eyes implore the two girls across from her to understand!

She blushes at Kyouko! "Pff, well, I mean! Yeah! Okay, then. Oh yes I have, nudge, nudge, wink, wink! Is that better?" She is curious to know!

Indignation! "I have tact! I have tact coming out the nose!" Hmph! Then she nods at Sayaka! "Yes! That! Wait, is that what was in the thing?"
Kyouko Sakura 2016-03-01 03:04:52 31759
    Now it's Kyouko's turn to blush again slightly, although she at least doesn't look ashamed. Perhaps even a bit defiant. "Oh yeah.. I sent a picture from that to Usagi. From the dance, I mean." She tells Sayaka. "I wanted to show her that everything was ok."

    She pauses a moment, then reaches and grips Sayaka's hand beneath the table. After a moment she says out loud, to Usagi, "I think we're still figuring things out, hon. But the bottom line is, regardless of what comes of it, is that we've decided to stick together, one way or the other, and we have you to thank for helping us both realize that's what we wanted.. both now, and before too."

    She offers Usagi a genuine smile. "I can't speak for Saya-chan, of course, but personally I can't thank you enough- like I said before, you had major problems of your own, but you still took the time and put in the effort to look out for us. A meal doesn't really repay that kinda debt, but I wanted you to know I appreciate it. I went a long time in my life feeling like nobody cared. In the last couple months I suddenly find I got more people than I realized lookin' out for me. That makes me really happy."
Sayaka Miki 2016-03-01 03:20:57 31765
    Sayaka scratches her head, staring blankly at Usagi as she very tactlessly tries to be tactful! Then starts talking about the 'thing'. "Huh..What? What thing now?"

    Then Kyouko mentions the dance. Wait...She took photos? Which-what-now!? "Heey...Seriously? When'd you sneak that in?" She mock-glares at Kyouko, face reddening again. Honestly, she's not sure what this 'thing' between them is, as it's all pretty new and strange territory for her, so she just lets Kyouko do the talking, nodding in agreement.

    "Yeah...What she said. And yes, thank you for coming to talk to me about Kyou-chan, Usagi-chan. I appreciate it. I was lost for a while there, but I think everything will be okay now, as long as Kyouko and I stick tgether!"

    She feels Kyouko's hand in hers, and rather shyly takes it in her own, squeezing it as she glances over at the red head with a small smile.
Usagi Tsukino 2016-03-01 03:38:19 31773
Feeling very sheepish, scratches a bit at the table. "Sorry..."

Maybe she DOES lack tact!

She used to be so good at tacting!

Then her cheeks are pink and she looks up at them through her eyelashes. "I just know...people should chance important things. Because...even if that important thing gets taken away, you have the cuddly memories."

She listens to Kyouko before she grins, very much happy! "I'm so glad! You're an amazing person, Kyou-kun! I'm so happy a lot of people see that!"

And then she looks at Sayaka, and her eyes widen as their last encounter was brought up. "I'm so sorry for being ultimatey. Honest. I was in a better place than I had been, but I was kinda overwhelmed, and I'm sorry!"

Speaking of!

"Oh, Kyou-kun! We got Naru-chan back!"

She leans back to look at them both with a small, happy smile. "Just so you know, I huehuehue at even a hint. Heck, I huehuehued at Naru-chan because she said Zoi-kun was a sweet guy! So I hope it doesn't annoy or make things bad! I just like happy people! And whatever the thing is, whether huehuehue worthy or not, I know it's a good thing!" She nods! "So stick together like glue~! Except when you need space because sometimes people do and that's okay."

A firm, decisive nod!

And then, because she can't take it anymore! "And Kyou-kun, if you keep talking about debts and paying me back, I'll bring up how my spleen still aches when the weather changes!" She sticks out a tongue!
Kyouko Sakura 2016-03-01 03:47:45 31778
    Kyouko smiles back at Sayaka, a small smile just for her. She isn't sure what this 'thing' is either- it's not the same as what Homura and Madoka have, or the same as what Usagi and Mamoru have. But Kyouko is ok with that- everyone has to find their own way, and everybody has to make their own accomodations, and whatever she and Sayaka end up becoming, as long as they follow that path together she'll be happy. She doesn't say this out loud, though- she's terrible at articulating her thoughts. Plus that'd be kind of embarassing.

    "Maybe you have cuddly memories," Is what she does say, teasing Usagi, "But you'll cuddle with anybody. Not that that's a bad thing, mind, I just think my total cuddling lifetime experience probably equals one night in the life of Usagi Tsukino." She grins.

    She looks genuinely happy at the news about Naru. "Your friend? Oh, good. I guess you didn't need my help after all. That's okay though, as long as you got her back safe." She shrugs her shoulders at Usagi's huehue-explanation. "You're just lucky I like you, hon. I might punch somebody else for those kinda comments, but you got me this awesome coat, so.." She laughs.

    Then she cringes slightly as Usagi mentions the whole 'stabbing' thing that happened once upon a time. "C'mon, hon, let me be grateful for once. It don't happen often."

    And just about this time the waiter arrives to take their orders!
Sayaka Miki 2016-03-01 04:17:33 31793
    Sayaka continues to smile nervously at Usagi............

    ......What a weirdo...

    "Oh, isn't Zoisite one of the generals that helped fight against Walpurgisnacht..?" Oh wait, but didnt he stab Jaedite and then Mercury attempted to attack him? Phew, what a confusing mess. No wonder Usagi is so......Weird, living such a hectic life like that!

    Sayaka smirks at talk of cuddle buddies and what not. Lately, she's been pretty distant herself and hasnt allowed Kyouko, or anyone else get close enough to hug her, except of course for Madoka, who's just too plain sneaky!

    "Soo, what happened to your friend? I guess a magical girl's life is never dull, huh." She smirks. It's what she was expecting when she signed up for this kinda thing, but..

    Usagi's antics are kinda cute, however, especially with her not-so-subtle hints. "Awwee, dont' worry about it. I'm not mad at all, but.." She glances sidelong at Kyouko. "I guess it IS kinda...Complicated. But all I know is that I'm just happy to be by her side. We'll figure out the rest whenever we do. However.." And she leans in towards Usagi, smiling impishly, "I AM interested to hear all about your lovelife with Mamoru-san!"
Usagi Tsukino 2016-03-01 04:27:43 31799
Usagi tilts her nose up in Smug. "I only cuddle with people who are cuddly! Even if they don't know they're cuddly!" She taps her chin in thought. "Though if the person doesn't like touches, I usually just cuddle them in my head. And tell them I'm doing it so they know." She nods. This makes perfect sense. Then her grin turns impish. "I'm sorry if I ruined cuddling with other people for you. I'm darn good at it."

Her eyes widen a bit. "I would have loved for you to come! But it was a sudden thing and it had to be sneaky because of Things. And she's safe!" She looks at Sayaka, as well, hoping questions are answered. "Melanite wasn't horrible to her, so I don't hafta punch her too hard. I'm not sure what she was planning, exactly, but I think I'll wait awhile before I ask someone. And Zoisite was there, and for some reason he gave her a sketch book. Probably to just keep her docile, but it was still nice of him!"

That's right, Usagi! They musn't know Zoisite's currently at his palace, cleansed and a recent readdition to the light side.

And then! She's blushing! And her arms are flapping! "I can't tell you anything beyond smoochies! That would be bragging!" Oh boy, blush deepens! "I'm not saying there is anything beyond smoochies! WE CUDDLE A LOT!"