Yes? No? Maybe?

Momo pops the question any elementary schooler thinks of as 'the big question'. No, it's not marriage! She asked Sachiko to be her girlfriend! The old fashioned elementary school way!

Date: 2016-04-17
Pose Count: 11
Momo Akatsuki 2016-04-17 08:10:52 38784
Class was indeniably in session. Second grade was demanding compared to first grade and Momo was way at the front of the class room as an A for Akatsuki. This was not a very ideal sort of thing, but at least she was able to hear the teacher drone on about photosynthesis. Whatever that was.

Momo's head wasn't actually on the lesson, no. It was elsewhere and her eyes had a sort of glazed over look that left them pastel pink. The teacher hadn't noticed though, considering her back was to Momo, and Momo was directly by the door where the teacher for some reason never looked, even when Momo was waving her arm like a wacky inflatable tubeman at times. Momo had took the fact to heart though, and only barely listened in to anything being said. She'd get a review of it right before the test anyway, so it was rather pointless to listen the entire week.

Where were her thoughts? Well, they were quite taken by the events of a few days past at this very school, during lunch. Her thoughts were on what any young girl who had kissed the one they liked would be on. They were on the kiss, and the girl.
Sachiko Hayakawa 2016-04-17 08:22:55 38785
Sachiko Hayakawa is in the very middle of the class; third row back, third row in. For some reason, every time the teacher turns around, she finds an excuse to call on the youngest girl in the class. Sachiko has begun to think this means the teacher hates her. She's probably wrong, but seven year olds don't exactly have a firm grasp on reality, and Sachiko seems to take personal issue with the existence of reality.

However, like Momo, Sachiko is distracted. Rather than being distracted thinking about the other day, though, she is instead busy toying with a weird, multi-colored braided necklace around her neck. It's large enough, and has some sort of dangling bit that goes beneath the undershirt she wears beneath her white school uniform.
Momo Akatsuki 2016-04-17 08:32:01 38786
It was only a matter of time before Momo's thoughts of Sachiko would lead to the inevitable, and that time has come. Momo starts to twist around in her seat, peeking at Sachiko out of the corner of her eye. She just manages to catch sight of the weird necklace thing her friend is wearing and it sparks interest in her pink-haired head.

She draws her number two pencil into her hand, and a piece of paper from inside of her desk which she studiously begins to write on. In big letters it says "WHAT'S THAT NECKLACE, SACHIKO?". She then folds it up into a neat little square and nudges the kid next to her. She mouths Sachiko to the kid and begins the chain reaction that gets the note pressed onto Sachiko's desk and someone to nudge Sachiko into noticing it.

Really, the way it happens it seems almost as if this was just a large well-oiled machine, instead of a class of seven and eight year olds all gathered together.
Sachiko Hayakawa 2016-04-17 08:41:14 38787
The letter hits Sachiko's desk, and she startles in surprise. She reaches up for it, just as the teacher turns around and asks, "And does anyone know what carries the nutrients to the tree's leaves?" Pauses, then says, "Hayakawa-san?"

Sachiko blushes, because now she's got just about everyone in class looking at her. She clutches the letter tightly in her hand, and looks up at the teacher. " The um." She swallows, nervously, then looks to the student who put the letter on her desk. They were paying attention, and mouth, 'sap'.

"Sap?" Sachiko says. The teacher nods and turns back to her board, and Sachiko mouths a quick, 'thank you,' before she pulls open the letter.

Quietly, she grabs her pencil and writes back: "IT IS A GIFT FROM NEE-SAN." Then she starts sending it back along the line.
Momo Akatsuki 2016-04-17 09:06:39 38789
When the note reaches Momo she doesn't even hesitate about opening it. She does so in what by all rights should be within sight of the teacher. She reads over it and purses her lips before lifting her pencil.

She writes "THE GIRL AT THE ARCADE? WHAT IS IT?". Then she starts up the machine of children for delivery again, watching Sachiko as it makes it's way towards her.
Sachiko Hayakawa 2016-04-17 09:09:29 38791
Sachiko stares at the letter when it gets to her a second time, then blinks up at Momo. She's surprised to find the pink-haired girl staring, and she blushes a little, then writes down a response: "JUST A NECKLACE. WE ARE GONNA GET IN TROUBLE." Back the letter goes, through the line of children to Momo.
Momo Akatsuki 2016-04-17 09:20:28 38794
Momo read the letter as it came back and giggled softly under her breath. She figured that was the best sign that she should hurry up and do what she was beating around the push about.

She tucked away the already used sheet, pulling out a piece of pink camera shaped stationary. Apparently what she was writing now was incredibly important. Her pencil started to wag back and forth in the air, and it was possibly discernible after the first bit of writing that she was drawing some sort of geometric shape.

She handed it to the kid from before, nudged him, and nodded. It began the process again.

Sachiko Hayakawa 2016-04-17 09:27:13 38795
Sachiko frowns as yet another letter comes. Didn't she just say they're gonna get in trouble? She peers at Momo vexedly, then looks at the teacher, and then opens the letter.

Sachiko blinks in surprise at the message on the page, looks up at the teacher again, then looks down at the letter, then over at Momo, then ... blushes briefly before she digs in her desk for her very special coloured pencils.

Sachiko hunts through her box for the green pencil, then adds some things to the paper.

She folds it back up very carefully and adds something else to the paper. Then she folds it one more time so that the final add can't be seen.

When the paper finally gets back to Momo, she has to open it in the opposite order. The first one--that last little fold--reads: 'silly'.

Maybe that will be disheartening. But as long as Momo perseveres, she will eventually get to the real answer.


Beneath it, there are a pair of stick figures drawn in green, holding hands.
Momo Akatsuki 2016-04-17 09:34:55 38796
Momo was in fact nearly dishearted from the top, but something made her feel like she should see her question through to the end.

Her little fingers twist and turn the paper about until it's open, and then she stares at the paper for a good bit. She looks up from it once or twice, blinking, and then looks back down at it. She even squints one eye at it, and all sorts of other techniques people do to make sure they're seeing something right.

After this strange ritual goes on for several moments Momo just jumps up at her desk and shouts, " YES!", at the top of her lungs. This unfortunately ends the teacher's lack of noticing her and gains her a level stare.

"Yes what, Akatsuki-san? You seem incredibly excited about something.".

Momo splutters for several moments, poking her fingers together. "Um... I love green stuff?". For some reason, one the teacher probably doesn't get, she looks over at Sachiko at the mention of green stuff, her cheeks burning pink.
Sachiko Hayakawa 2016-04-17 09:37:15 38797
Sachiko watches Momo's reaction curiously, then tilts her head at her friend's nervous expression. That's not what she expected. Maybe she did something wr--

But then Momo stands up and shouts, and Sachiko's eyes widen in surprise.

Like the rest of the class, Sachiko giggles at Momo when she gives her explanation, but her cheeks are red with a bit of a blush, because she knows what Momo really means.
Momo Akatsuki 2016-04-17 09:41:51 38798
Momo awkwardly sits back in her seat, the teacher taking her attention from her and returning to the board. Their are a few chitters left, but class just resumes as if nothing ever happened.

Although, they'll likely be questions at lunch or recess, or probably even both.