Still amnesiac, Sayaka runs into Kyouko in the place they first met, and discusses her dejavu-like experiences. Or did they really happen?

Date: 2016-03-19
Pose Count: 15
Sayaka Miki 2016-03-19 19:41:42 34710
    It's strange. The last several days have just been weird, surrealistic, even. Sayaka wasn't sure why she kept running into some sort of trouble. First it was those cat youma in that weird place, then it was the crazy lady with the sword, and a gaggle of other magical girls that popped up in the nick of time to save her. But..Somehow it seemed familiar, even as it seemed so bizarre and otherworldly. What the heck's wrong with this world lately?

    What she needed was a nice, normal day at the ice cream parlour. Surely nothing crazy would happen there, right? Well, let's hope so! With the beginning of spring comes heat waves, and Sayaka is not terribly fond of heat that much. Which is what brought her here to begin with!

    Fortunately she managed to get here before the line got too large, and ordered a mint chocolate chip double scoop ice cream. Which looks tasty. Now to find a seat..
Kyouko Sakura 2016-03-19 19:45:00 34711
    It was.. well, almost a year ago, 3/4 of a year at least, in this very same ice cream parlor that a very similar incident took place! And just like that time, Kyouko is already here, as well. This ice cream parlor is pretty close to the conbenie where she spends many of her waking hours working, and, having that notorious sweet tooth of hers, Kyouko often stops here on the way home for a treat.

    That's why she's currently occupying a booth along one of the windows, a heaping bannana split in a long dish in front of her on the table. She seems to be somewhat lost in thought though, or else she surely would have noticed Sayaka already.. as it is, she's sort of stirring her ice cream with her spoon and staring at it with a distant look in her eyes.
Sayaka Miki 2016-03-19 19:54:26 34714
    Sayaka takes a lick of her ice cream! Phew, that's better, not so hot! Now it she can only find a seat..It's pretty crowded in here. Actually she remembers the last time she was here, but the memory is pretty fuzzy. It was her first day back from her cruise trip, and..

    It's that girl again. Kyouko. She confused her the last time, and yet, Sayaka felt a sense of familiarity again, upon seeing her. What was it about her that was so damn familiar? And right now, sitting there, her, searching for a place to sit..That's even more familiar, like dejavu.

    She bites her lip, sucking it in. She's afraid of these strange, mixed up memories, but she needs to know more, especially after that battle last night. "Hey there, mind if I join you?" She asks as she steps up to Kyouko's booth.
Kyouko Sakura 2016-03-19 19:56:48 34715
    Kyouko blinks rapidly at that familiar voice, her red eyes turning up to look at Sayaka as the girl approaches her. For some reason, a faint blush touches her cheeks... maybe it's because it feels slightly awkward again, given what she remembers and what Sayaka, apparently, does not.

    "Saya-chan.." She greets, her voice.. friendly, but perhaps a bit reserved. Not because she's unhappy to see the other girl, but perhaps because she isn't sure what she should do about her and her missing memories quite yet. "Sure. You're always welcome with me." She almost says, 'you know that' before catching herself and stopping.

    She sits up a little straighter in the booth and actually reaches up to straighten her hair slightly as she pastes a smile on her face. "What's up?"
Sayaka Miki 2016-03-19 20:06:08 34718
    For a moment, Sayaka feels a familiar surge of...Something, followed by confusion when she sees Kyouko. It 's a bit stronger than before, but it's definitely there. "Kyouko-san.." she pauses on the name, uncertain, should she call her -san or -chan? Afterall, she barely knows her and yet, she feels as if she should, somehow.

    "Thanks!" she grins, sitting down opposite her. "So. We meet again." with a little shrug, Sayaka pecks at her ice cream, but eats too fast and makes a face as she feels her brain freezing. "Ack! I hate when that happens!"

    Phew, "Anyways..I dunno, this place...I feel like I came here before, like I met you here before, like all of it happened before, but I dont know why. Maybe I really DO know you, maybe I just...I dunno, hit my head or something. Strange stuff keeps happening lately.."
Kyouko Sakura 2016-03-19 20:09:24 34719
    Kyouko stirrs her ice cream some more, then takes a bite as Sayaka sits down next to her. She can't help but giggle a little bit at Sayaka's ice-cream headache misfortune.. she still instinctively feels comfortable with the other girl, even if she's trying to be careful not to freak her out.

    But when Sayaka starts talking about realizing that things seem familiar, and having weird experiences, a slightly bittersweet expression crosses Kyouko's face, and she swallows her ice cream before saying in a careful tone..

    "Saya-chan.. don't freak out on me or nothin', but.. we did meet here. This is where I met you for the very first time.. last summer. I.. guess you don't remember it, but. It happened."

    She doesn't say why she thinks Sayaka may have lost her memories- well, she doesn't know exactly why, but she's guessing it had to do with D-point, and she wisely assumes saying 'you must have lost your memories when we died' would be a bad move.
Sayaka Miki 2016-03-19 20:16:43 34721
    "Last...Summer?" Her eyes widen, shaking her head. "But I dont understand. It couldnt possibly..." Or coudl it? Something doesn't add up. And Kyouko's not the only unfamiliar name that showed up on her phone. "Ugh. I just dont get it! I guess, I must've hit my head pretty hard or something, but my parents didnt notice anything out of the ordinary with me."

    Of course her parents are totally unaware of the magical world that she lives in and is a part of, too! "So. Let's just assume we DID meet her last summer. So then, this isnt dejavu? That means we've known each other for almost a year then? Dammit, but if I lost my memory, how come no one seems to realize it? I dont even remember waking up in a hospital or anything..I mean, except..."

    She gasps. Could it be.. "Well, I mean there was that time I was running to school cuz I was late, and then...I dunno, I blanked out and when I woke up I had this reallly bad headache and my knees were scratched. I just kinda figured I must have tripped and fallen, although I'm not usually clumsy. Come to think of it, this weird cut never really went away.."

    Sayaka holds up the palm of her hand so that Kyouko can see. It's weird indeed, more like creepy. An almost star-shaped scar on her palm. And there's something almost...Creepy, magical about it too.
Kyouko Sakura 2016-03-19 20:20:25 34723
    Kyouko shakes her head slightly at the other girl's words.. "I.. well, I'm not sure, Saya-chan." She says. "I.. don't want to scare you, but some pretty big stuff happened recently and.. I wonder if that might have something to do with how you lost your memories of the past few months. I think nobody you would normally hang around notices cause.. well.. all this weird stuff you've been seein'? Most people don't know about it, obviously. They wouldn't have known before, so they might not realize anything is different."

    But then she blinks, holding out the hand with that weird scar on it. Her eyes narrow, and without thinking, she reaches out to grasp Sayaka's hand in both of hers and pull it closer so she can look at it more closely. "What the-" She can definitely sense the magic coming off of that, but she has no idea what it is. "How long has that been there?" She asks. She's certain she would have noticed if Sayaka had had that before D-point.
Sayaka Miki 2016-03-19 20:31:07 34727
    Sayaka shrugs, smirking, "Dunno, but it sure is weird. Maybe it's nothing, maybe I'm just feeling jumpy. Running into a park with a crazy rabid white haired, red-eyed girl trying to kill me kinda freaked me out too. I coulda got it from that too. I dunno. Everything is so messed up right now, and..."

    She leans forward. "What's this? Some big stuff? What kinda big stuff? C'mon, I can take it. If it might affect me..."
Kyouko Sakura 2016-03-19 20:41:48 34732
    Kyouko blinks at the mention of a 'crazy white-haired, red-eyed girl'. Because she knows somebody like that, and it's somebody she doesn't like very much. "Miss White?" She mutters, but to herself, not to Sayaka. She'll have to find out more about that.

    But for now, she's focused on the strange scar on Sayaka's hand. "We.. well.. you and I were.. involved in defeating some very powerful youma.. like, monsters." She says, trying to phrase it as carefully as possible so as not to distress the other girl. "Maybe one of them attacked you, or something. I don't know we.. kinda got split up afterwards." Well, they had died and woken up at home, but that still leaves at least a day between when Kyouko had last seen Sayaka and when she found out her memories were missing.

    "I don't know what this scar is, but it might be important. I should ask someone.. maybe Mamoru would know, he's into all that healy stuff.."
Sayaka Miki 2016-03-19 20:48:12 34734
    "Miss White...Yeah, that's it! She was nuts! Tore a youma to ribbons, then started to come after me. Heck, I'd be toast right now, if a bunch of magical girls hadn't popped up right then! But it's weird, they seemed to know me too, asked me why I didnt transform already? What the heck were they talking about!?"

    And then Kyouko talks about powerful Youma that they were fighting. Together. She shivers. Feeling that strange feeling again. "So....I suppose I really AM a magical girl, like you then?" Something else that had her feeling curious, "I noticed you have a ring that's almost identical to mine..It's not just a coincidence, is it."

    And who is this Mamoru? That name sounds familiar too! "I'd like to come with you, talk to this Mamoru-san..If some youma followed me back, did something to me, I need to know. I just hope there's a way to bring my memories back!"
Kyouko Sakura 2016-03-19 20:52:47 34735
    Kyouko seems relieved. Relieved that Sayaka seems to believe her, and that the other girl wants to get her memories back. Because that means that Kyouko doesn't have to worry about fighting Sayaka as well- they can work together. Just like always.

    This seems to pep her up a little bit, and she offers a lopsided, fangy grin to the girl sitting across from her. "Well, I guess I owe Miss White another punching, then, although that's nothing new.. she an' I haven't exactly been friends in the past.."

    At the mention of the ring, though, she grows a little more sober. She holds her hand out, so that Sayaka can see Kyouko's ring, and she flips her hand around.. causing the egg-shaped Soul Gem to materialize in her palm, glowing faintly. "That's right. We're both Puella Magi, Sayaka, you and me. The same type of Magical Girl. You have one of these too.. a Soul Gem. You can use it to transform.. if you remember how."
Sayaka Miki 2016-03-19 21:02:53 34738
    Sayaka smiles, reaching out to touch the other girl's arm briefly, in what's meant to be a comforting gesture. "Hey, I'm sorry I freaked out when we first...'met'. I mean, heck, I guess it's a lot to take in, y'know? I imagine there's so much more I still dont know..." Like her touching her hand and feeling strange about it somehow, and having to pull back suddenly with a soft frown. Well. That was weird.

    Thankfully there's a change in topic. "So. You know this Miss White girl, huh. What's her problem? She's pretty insane." She hasn't known her any other way..But perhaps she just changed, who knows.

    Then Kyouko starts talking about the magic ring and shows her a soul gem..What the heck? That's new. Sayaka nearly jumps out of her chair. "That's a soulgem? Looks like a pretty egg to me! And you use an egg to transform? That's weird, but..." But she's one too? "I dunno if I can do that though.."
Kyouko Sakura 2016-03-19 21:07:01 34740
    Kyouko shakes her head slightly, smiling at the touch. "Nah, it's okay, I mean.. I probably woulda done the same. It was just.. kinda surprising for me, to have you suddenly not remember me and everything."

    She chuckles softly at Sayaka calling Miss White 'insane'.. "I think that is her problem." Is her answer to that one.

    As for the rest.. glances down at her Soul Gem again, then banishes it back into a ring a moment later. Not good to flash those things around in public, after all. Never know who might be watching. "You can. You're a natural at being a Magical Girl." Kyouko tells Sayaka fondly, with a little lopsided smile.

    Then she sighs, starting to get up from the booth, her ice cream finished. "But look, I gotta get going. I got another shift at the store. Listen.. sometime in the next couple days when you got a few free hours, call me, okay? We'll go see Mamoru. Maybe he'll be able to figure out how we can get your memories back."
Sayaka Miki 2016-03-19 21:44:32 34747
    Sayaka nods, "I understand. I guess..We must have been pretty good friends, huh." She smiles, though it's an empty smile. She knows there's something there, but its hard to emulate those feelings when they've been forgotten. Saya might even feel sad if she knew what she was supposed to be sad about.

    "Oh well. Guess I'd better not mess with her again. Not until I can figure this thing out. Heh, never imagined I'd become a magical girl. I mean hey, that's pretty cool and all, I've always wanted to be a superhero y'know?"

    And so she leans forward in her seat, eager to see what this whole egg thing is about..But suddenly Kyouko is rising from her seat and heading out. Saya is a little bit disappointed but it cant be helped. "Oh..Okay..Next time then, huh?"