Late Night Warnings

After the events of: Spiritual Visitations, Hinote let's Runealy know of the events of the evening when she went to go visit Kukai.

Date: 2016-04-21
Pose Count: 10
Hinote Kagari 2016-04-21 00:20:38 39192
Hinote Kagari is sitting on the couch, looking a little tired, a little worried. He'd offered to keep down here and watch while the others went back upstairs or outside to search the area to make sure everything was safe again.

When Runealy comes back, it looks like a major storm happened around the building- which is strange because there wasn't any storm at all last night. In fact, it was clear the whole time she was off talking with Kukai probably. Or close enough to it.

There's trees bent, broken, part of the fence seems warped by something. The building itself seems fine. No broken windows. No strucuture damage, it all seems to be the surrounding area.

Hinote has a mug of magical waking elixir. BY WHICH we means he has a coffee mug filled with coffee and this may be his fourth cup for the evening.

Luckily, the TV still works, though he missed the last of his dad's play- now he's watching some sort of documentary about Russias Czar period because, why not?

He's potentially waiting for Runealy to get back from her meeting with Sky Jack. The most likely reason.
Runealy Waldia 2016-04-21 00:25:17 39194
It's fairly late by the time Rune gets back... and she notices the damage to the area outside the house. "Weird, that all looked just fine when I left." That would mean this is very recent; within the last few hours. She instructs the limo driver to pull over short of the house, insisting she'll walk from here. He's not too wild about that given that it's night, but her insistence that the house is /right there/ is enough to convince him.

And so she gets out a bit short of the home, thanking him. The limo heads off, and she approaches the lawn. Damaged trees, but no obvious clues when she glances at them. Messed up fence too, but she goes by that. The house itself seems okay, so she goes inside and immediately asks aloud into the living room: "What happened?" Wide, concerned eyes gaze around the area. Her first assumption is Precia showed up... though she doesn't voice it just yet.
Hinote Kagari 2016-04-21 00:30:06 39195
Hinote Kagari looks to Runealy. "Oh thank god, you're home." he says as he places the cup down on the coffee table nearby. He sort of brushes a hand across his face. "Some small girl with reddish hair came by today, asking for you by the name of 'Princess Waldia'. Some sort of storm-like anomaly followed her. I tried to insist she come in from whatever that was, but she ran off. I went off after her."

"Then some sort of... weird ghost girl?" he says. "Attacks us, screaming that the Princess Waldia will pay and that we're murderers." he says softly. "I'm not sure if the girl was chased or followed-- and I wasn't able to find her." he says with a sigh.

"So I hope she got away okay." is all he can say.

"So yeah there's a lot of damage out there.

He crosses his arms and sighs a bit tiredly.

"Any clues? Someone that sounds familar?" he asks.
Runealy Waldia 2016-04-21 00:38:53 39196
The description seems to have a little in common with the video that Kukai showed Rune, so she makes a guess while pacing toward one of the couches to join Hinote. "A friend just got done telling me about someone named... 'Sachiko Hayakawa' who sounds kind of like that, said she wanted to meet me? Maybe that's her?"

Then Hinote speaks of a 'ghost girl' attacking, and saying something very specific. Something that immediately chills Rune, whose eyes now go fully wide with a startled gasp. "What!? I..." Her mind scrambles for possibilities. "...The one who attacked me when we were dealing with the 'White Flower.' I fought her again, and won. Didn't find her afterward, so... no... no way, did I really kill her?" Rune is wrong on multiple levels, but she seems convinced this interpretation is plausible and correct.

"I didn't see any signs of a fight past the house, so she probably did get away from the 'ghost', but..." Rune begins shaking, hurt and alarmed by the accusation. Hinote's not the one making it, merely the messenger-by-proxy in this case, but it hits hard.
Hinote Kagari 2016-04-21 00:50:10 39199
Hinote Kagari frowns. "I see. So. Someone has been asking around for you." he says as he sighs and rubs his hand down his face. "Fate and Gao joined in that attack, too. Wasn't just me. I don't think we'd had chased her away as easily if Fate wasn't there. That wind was a pain to move through. I had to get rid of my cape." he says.

"Glad I did. Almost got cut in two."

"Gao surmised it might be a Demon--- I'm thinking Demon, or someone aligned with the White Flower." he says. "Fate had no ideas, but didn't think the White Flower had anyone like that working for them."

"Hrm." he thinks a bit. "Sachiko... Hayakawa..." he thinks.

"Huh." he thinks. "Well. I think I'm gonna go looking for this girl then." he says. "Like not tonight." he says.

"Tommrow." he says picking back up his coffee cup.

"I want to know why this girl is looking for you."
Runealy Waldia 2016-04-21 00:58:29 39202
Rune's contributions to the conversation are made in a very quiet, tiny voice; she's visibly shaken by all the implications now rushing through her head. "I'm glad everyone's okay, but..." Her words trail off, gaze tilting down.

"Everything you said makes sense, so... so let's go with that, but... when you go looking, take someone with you. Me or Gao or someone else. Just so long as we're not all leaving at the same time... don't want to leave Fate and Arf alone like that either."

She forces herself to face Hinote. "You said everyone's okay for now?"
Hinote Kagari 2016-04-21 01:18:17 39205
Hinote Kagari nods. "Everyone's okay. Fate and Arf are okay. Gao's okay." she says.

"Everything is okay right now. It wasn't Precia, or anyone else after Fate. Specfically, she seemed after you. I don't think she'll be back here." he says.

"I think she realized there's too much trouble here because we drove them off easily enough." he says.

He takes a deep breath and leans back and sinks into the couch.

"Don't go alone, got it. I think the same should go for all of us right now, Runealy." he says. "If there's someone targeting us, we need to either check in daily or travel in pairs." he says.

"That makes sense, right?"

"Right, tommrow then, we're gonna go start looking for this girl. Maybe what she has to tell you is important because if she's being chased by some sort of ghost with a problem with you, she may know why." he says.

"Ugh." he finally finishes with. "She was dressed sort of fancifilly?" he asks. "Could it be someone from Waldia? How many people know about the portal on that side anyways, Runealy?" he asks curiously.
Runealy Waldia 2016-04-21 01:27:04 39206
"I wouldn't be sure," Rune is not so quick to dismiss the possibility of further attacks here at their home in Tokyo. "There are plenty of reasons to try hitting us here again. So be careful, okay?"

Despite being jarred by the accusation - the realistic possibility - of being some kind of killer... 'murderer', apparently, Runealy tries to think through the situation. "The portal? I outright admitted a way to the 'Unknown World', which we now know is Earth, exists. That portal is still hidden, but people know /some/ method to get here is out there. So about a million people would know about it." Her census-taking of her homeworld is nowhere near precise.

"I don't even think it's someone from there, though. Mom never killed anyone... she destroyed demons, but that's about it. And I didn't kill anyone there, either. So for right now... I think a connection to the White Flower makes more sense?"

She sounds unsure. Scared. Guessing. "We'll just have to find out."
Hinote Kagari 2016-04-21 01:48:27 39211
Hinote Kagari nods. "Alright." he says softly. "Yeah, we won't let our guard down, but-- I know I wouldn't come after me if I knew I was also in a place with others to defend me." he says with a soft smile.

"Anyways. Alright, so people over there knows there's a way over here." he says.

"Huh, okay." he says. He sighs and sips his coffee. "Would you like some coffee Princess? I can make you something to eat if you'd like." he says.

"I'm sure whatever that was isn't coming back tonight." he says.

"Right, we'll find out. One way or another." he says with a curt matter of fact nod, trying his best to be reassuring.
Runealy Waldia 2016-04-21 01:58:33 39212
"Thanks, but I'll probably be awake for a while with or without coffee." Rune's mind is still grappling with the accusation of being a 'murderer', a thought that won't leave her easily now that she has thought of ways that it makes some sort of sense.

She rises from the couch, and begins to head from her room. "We'll just have to look into all this and find out. I'm going to let Kukai know about this so he doesn't get caught by surprise." She intends to send a late-night text, and begins doing so even as she walks upstairs. Her parting words to Hinote are: "Really glad you're okay..."