A Little Bit of Bliss with a Kiss

Sachiko and Momo have a little talk about somebody Sachiko knows, and then things turn very awkward and cute. WARNING:Contains a kiss and declarations of love from children who have no idea what any of this really means.

Date: 2016-04-11
Pose Count: 17
Momo Akatsuki 2016-04-11 20:25:07 37987
Lunch had started about five minutes ago, and kids were still bustling about and waiting in line if they hadn't brought their own lunch. Some kids, those with bentos they brought themselves, were arguing over tables or just taking one to claim as their own without a word. It was loud, with all the activity and for some it was difficult to even move.

Momo Akatsuki had already claimed a table, although she hadn't opened her bento yet. She seemed to be excitedly awaiting the arrival of someone. Every few seconds she'd bounce up like she was trying to see over everyone, but whoever it was she was looking for apparently hadn't been seen yet.
Sachiko Hayakawa 2016-04-11 20:29:44 37988
The first day of school is a bit of a trying experience for Sachiko. There are new people to meet, a new class to attend, a new desk space. Second Graders get their own individual desks, now, seated alphabetically, which means that although she's still in Momo's class, they no longer get to sit anywhere near one another.

When the class rushed out to enjoy their lunches, Sachiko was slow to filter out after, meekly seeking to avoid attention as much as possible. Eventually, the teacher orders her to go and eat lunch, and so Sachiko grabs her bento and carefully makes her way out.

Thankfully, Momo has been waiting for her, and when she sees her, Sachiko's whole expression changes from shy and uncomfortable to a warm smile. Rushing to join her friend, Sachiko takes a seat next to Momo and hugs her. "Hi," she says happily. "I didn't see where you went, and I didn't know what to do," she explains quietly. "But I found you. Do you think our new teacher is really mean?"
Momo Akatsuki 2016-04-11 20:41:32 37989
Momo brightened considerably, like a pink sun when she saw Sachiko coming towards her. She nearly bounced on her seat in excitement (almost indistinguishable from bouncing to see), completely betraying the usual behaviour of briefly acting older when you go up a grade on the first day. Momo had ended up seated at the very front of the class, by the door, and that was the sole reason she'd made it to lunch in time to claim an entire table herself.

She wrapped her arms tightly around Sachiko, hugging the other girl against her. "Hey Sachiko!", she burbled in excitement. "I got out the door first because my seat was beside it. I waited for you before eating though and kept a spot for us!". She loosened her hold on her arms. "I think she's just really strict. Maybe it's a second grade thing!.".
Sachiko Hayakawa 2016-04-11 20:51:54 37990
Sachiko puts her head on Momo's shoulder as the two girls hug. She holds on just a little longer than normal, then lets go and turns to start opening up her bento box. No more sad rice-and-weenies for this girl: she has cute little weenies dressed in seaweed ballet skirts, with carrots escorting them to the ball. There are even lemon gumdrops scattered around like spotlights, and plenty of other silly things.

Someone worked hard to give Sachiko a cute-looking lunch, and the girl looks excited to be digging into it. "So so so," she says around a mouthful of food, "Did I tell you about Norie-senpai?" Sachiko asks somewhat excitedly.
Momo Akatsuki 2016-04-11 21:02:36 37991
Momo pops open her bento box, still the pink camera shaped thing she'd had from lunch last year. Apparently she hadn't bothered to replace it. With ease of continuous use, she took her chopsticks in her hand and clacked the tips of them together. She'd replaced her former pair of glittery pink ones with a pair of transparent pink plastic chopsticks filled with little air bubbles. Her own bento was filled with a bed of rice generously overlaid with small pink octo-weiners with cute little faces picked out on their surface and a few egg rolls tucked around the bed as a sort of fence.

She looked up from looking over her bento, her chopsticks hovering uncertainly over them as if she was trying to decide what exactly she wanted to eat first from it. "Um.... No?". Momo shakes her head and just picks up one of the octo-weenies and looks it over before popping it in her mouth from the end of her bubbly chopsticks.
Sachiko Hayakawa 2016-04-11 21:08:02 37992
Sachiko plucks out one of her ballerweenies with her chopsticks, then picks up a carrot with her fingers, and makes them start dancing together on her rice-stage. "She's an older girl," she explains as she plays. "But I've known her for a little bit, now."

"She used to take ballet at the same place I do," Sahciko explains, "but then a bad thing happened and now she's kindof a monster. It's not her fault, and she can't help it, but she doesn't want to be a monster. But she's afraid of hurting people so she doesn't get to take ballet anymore."

Sachiko shrugs a little, then says, "But she doesn't hurt me. She's really nice, I think. And and and," Sachiko says, turning to smile at Momo. "Tomorrow, at my ballet class, she's gonna come after everyone else leaves, and we're gonna dance together. Which is nice, because none of the other boys or girls there like dancing with me. They say I'm weird."
Momo Akatsuki 2016-04-11 21:22:24 37993
Momo narrows her eyes, somewhat suspicious once the word monster comes up. "Are you sure she's a good person, Sachiko? She sounds scary and dangerous. Monsters are bad people, even if they were good people. Sometimes they can't be helpeds and maybe she's right and she shouldn't be around other people.". She shifted a little, picking up some rice and eating it.

"If it's okay with you, can I come too?". She doesn't add that it's to make sure Sachiko doesn't get hurt, but her eyes definitely say it as she looks at her friend.
Sachiko Hayakawa 2016-04-13 00:36:58 38194
Sachiko blinks at Momo's question. "Well, I'm sure she wishes she was," says the cinnamon-haired girl. "It's not her fault that she's a monster. She just got monstered by the thing that made her one. But she says she wants to be a nice person, and I believe her. And she hasn't hurt me, yet. Not really hurt me, anyways. It does sting a little bit when she drains me."

Sachiko frowns, then perks up. "You wanna come, too? I mean, are you sure? I don't know if Komatsu-sensei will let you dance with us. But you could absolutely watch, and you can borrow one of my leotards and tights if she does let you. You're only a little taller than me so it should probably fit you. And then you can watch Norie-senpai and I dance afterwards! That sounds like fun!"
Momo Akatsuki 2016-04-13 00:41:42 38195
Momo's eyes narrows and she purses her lips for a moment before speaking. "Drains you, Sachiko? What does she drain you of?". Momo at least knows the meaning of that word, and it wasn't one she expected to hear in reference to an actual person. But she's heard of things being stolen from inside people now, so it's not a big leap.

She tilts her head to the side for a moment and then smiles. "I'd love to dance if I can, but I'm more than happy watching, Sachiko. You're a wonderful dancer!".
Sachiko Hayakawa 2016-04-13 00:51:04 38198
Suddenly, Sachiko has the good sense to realise that Momo isn't happy. "Well ... energy," Sachiko mumbles quietly. "It just makes me a little sleepy, maybe for the next day. She says she's an energy vampire. So she drains my energy. And she says I taste really good, I guess because I'm a little kid, and not a magical girl. I dunno what that means." Then, she sticks her finger out towards Momo. "Do you think I taste really good?"
Momo Akatsuki 2016-04-13 01:00:05 38203
Momo doesn't do anything to the finger, and instead she pushes Sachiko's hand away and leans forward with her lips puckered and her eyes closed. A typical little girl trying to kiss the person they liked and waiting to see if anything happens. It's one way to get a taste, and do something she really wanted to do after all.

A camera, a large photography studio model sort, pops into existence over Momo's shoulder, lens spiralling until the lens is extended to maximum zoom towards the space between Momo and Sachiko.
Sachiko Hayakawa 2016-04-13 01:01:14 38204
Sachiko blinks in surprise and lowers her hand very slowly into her lap. She watches in fascinated curiousity as Momo slowly leans in, until their lips meet. Then, Sachiko begins to blush. She doesn't argue, and doesn't exactly kiss back, although she does pucker her lips just a teeny, tiny bit. Mostly, she just looks on in complete and utter bafflement.
Momo Akatsuki 2016-04-13 01:08:22 38205
After a long, awkward moment where Momo isn't sure if this is a real kiss or not, and if she should draw back, Momo realises she probably should. She pulls back and blood rushes into her cheeks, turning them as bright pink as the camera unforeseen by her over her shoulder, which seems to slowly be lessening it's own zoom. Without a moment of hesitation thouh, she darts her little tongue along her own lips and then nods. "Yes.".
Sachiko Hayakawa 2016-04-13 01:16:02 38208
Sachiko continues to stare at Momo uncertainly for a few more moments, then reaches up to gently touch both of her friends' cheeks. "Your cheeks are turning red," she notes quietly. She stares at Momo uncertainly, then says, "You can kiss me if you wanna. An-chi used to kiss me on the forehead. I like being kissed," she explains. "But I didn't know you wanted to."
Momo Akatsuki 2016-04-13 01:23:57 38210
Momo stares into Sachiko's eyes for a moment, and then watches the other girl's hand touch her cheeks. She lifts her eyes again to Sachiko's, and says something very low and quiet.
Sachiko Hayakawa 2016-04-13 01:36:37 38212
Sachiko tilts her head at Momo, then leans forward and wraps her arms around th e pink-haired girl in a tight hug. "I love you, too, Momo-chan. You're my best friend," she says. "And we can be together forever and ever, and when we grow up we can get married and live together forever and ever, okay?"
Momo Akatsuki 2016-04-13 01:38:40 38213
Momo starts to cry those special tears of happiness as she wraps her arms around Sachiko. "Forever and ever and ever. Don't let mean monsters hurt you, Sachiko. I'll beat them up with pink.". She nestles her face against Sachiko's neck, the happy-tears being drowned on Sachiko's shoulder.