A little bit more of the ever enduring YanMomo with CuteSachiko and EVILNorie~ Momo and Norie promise not to beat each other up, although Momo clearly doesn't have her heart in the promise. Then Sachiko reveals dark news.

Date: 2016-04-22
Pose Count: 32
Sachiko Hayakawa 2016-04-22 05:44:07 39341
Another day, another dance lesson! Once again, Sachiko has come to dance, although this time she's been a bit more recalcitrant than normal. The tiny brunette has, in addition to her leotard, a woven braided necklace which she's wearing around her neck, in rainbow colours, shaped like a noose.

The teacher kept calling it a necklace, but it is definitely a noose. Why she's allowed to wear it is anyone's guess, but the teacher hasn't complained too much.
Lacrima 2016-04-22 05:52:24 39342
Norie Okana watching. Norie is watching from across the way, through the window from the rooftop of the nearby adjacent building, as she had every other time she'd spied into the dance class. Her hair and eyes are let go to thier natural color--- which is that virulent purple now, of course- as she patiently waits for the class to end, for people to file out.

The class is now filtering out the teacher is done. She steps backwards into The Dusk Zone...

And reappears in a corner of the dance studio--- she can see the back of the last kid to leave even, as she softly raises her hand.

"Please don't leave yet..." she asks almost pleadingly.
Momo Akatsuki 2016-04-22 05:57:54 39343
Momo Akatsuki had thought to stop by the dance studio, although she was quite aware she was too late to actually see Sachiko dance. She fancied instead she'd walk her home, something that she felt quite certain was expected of either party in a relationship, as it seemed to be like that on the television in the animes she liked to watch.
Sachiko Hayakawa 2016-04-22 06:07:42 39345
Sachiko always stays after. It's become a thing. Partly because staying after means she gets extra time to practice, but also because sometimes, when she is very lucky, people come to see her at the end of practice.

So while the other girls are leaving, Sachiko is busy working on her plie at the bar, focused and intent on the effort.

The sudden sound of Norie's voice behind her draws a startled surprise from the cinnamon-haired girl, who turns to blink at the Vampire. "Norie-chan," she murmurs. "Hi."
Lacrima 2016-04-22 06:13:44 39346
Norie Okana sort of blinks once. "Hi." well that was odd. "Sachi-chan." she says. Another blink.

"I-i wanted to come, and apologize." she says. "I mean! For last time!" she says. "Nrg--- your.. your friend has a power I react badly too. I don't think anything I did was of my own volition... rather reacting to a threat." she says. "Like a stupid animal."

"I really just wanted to dance really bad. I cried a lot after that." she says a little softly. "I was looking forward to it." she says silently. Then a pause.

"Oh! That's a pretty necklace." she says silently, as if noticing it finally. She perhaps doesn't notice her shape. Or maybe she does and she finds it morbidly beautiful in her current midnset.
Momo Akatsuki 2016-04-22 06:18:33 39347
Momo slipped in the door and froze after just a few steps in. She'd seen the person that was standing with Sachiko before, and it wasn't something Momo recalled with pleasant feelings.

She grasped at her Crystal, hand enveloping it for comfort as she took a few more steps forward, eyes almost entirely focused on Norie as she inched her way towards the two of them.
Sachiko Hayakawa 2016-04-22 06:19:51 39348
Sachiko blinks once, twice, at Norie, then furrows her brow angrily. "I'm not a liar," she tells Norie, utterly missing Momo's entrance. "I didn't lie to you, and it's not my fault you upset my friend. She's just trying to protect me because she's my best friend ever and she doesn't want you to hurt me. So you better not call me a liar again."
Lacrima 2016-04-22 06:26:52 39350
Norie Okana frowns. "I said I was sorry. It was a reaction I couldn't control. My mind goes places when it gets like that.." she says a little ashamedly. "I had to calm down before I stopped hearing the words... liar... and trickster in my head." she mutters.

"We--ll! I wasn't going to hurt you!" she says with another frown. "And yo---"

She frowns as she can see Momo enter over Sachiko's shoulder. She takes a few steps back. "You....keep away from me." she says curtly.
Momo Akatsuki 2016-04-22 06:31:23 39351
Momo flicks her crystal, which has begun to glow as she looks towards Norie. A part of her is incredibly tempted to react violently to Norie's presence. Well, no... More like most of her is.

"I'll keep away if you keep away from Sachiko. We can all play keep away, wouldn't that be fun? We can even pinkie promise about it.". Solemn pink eyes, ones that defy the youth of the pink-haired Momo, focus on Norie now.
Sachiko Hayakawa 2016-04-22 06:33:06 39352
"Momo-chan!" Sachiko doesn't even have to see her to know who that voice belongs to. She turns and runs to her friend, then wraps her arms around the girl in a hug. "Come on, please don't be mean to Norie-chan. It's not her fault she's a monster, and she came to apologize for being mean to me. Can't we all be friends, pretty please?"
Lacrima 2016-04-22 06:43:20 39353
Norie Okana steps backwards still. "I came to apologize. Not to fight." she says, still with that frown. She hits the wall, yup. The only place to go is to dissapear. She doesn't do that though. "Wether you like it or not--s--Sachi-chan is one of my few friends!" she frowns.

"I'm not even here to drain anyone today...!" she snaps. "No one!"

"Not you OR her." she says as she pushes slightly fanged teeth together.
Momo Akatsuki 2016-04-22 06:50:44 39356
Momo arches a pink brow inquisitively. "What about any other day? Friends don't drain friends even if friends let friends drain them. Friendship is about nice things, and that isn't very nice, don't you think?".

She seems awfully serious about this, her eyes wide now as she let's the crystal come to rest a-glow against her chest.

She turns to smile at Sachiko, not moving another step. "Hey Sachik-!!". She was about to say more, but Sachiko's arms wrapped around her and she hugged her back. She was smiling, and it was real, but she was also looking towards Norie with something angry in her eyes.
Sachiko Hayakawa 2016-04-22 06:52:19 39357
Sachiko sighs heavily at Momo's response. She squeezes the taller second-grader gently, then steps away and heads towards her bag. "I think you two are both being mean to each other," she notes grumpily. "And I don't like it from either of you. If you can't be nice to one another, I'm just going to go back to Kimura-sama's house."
Lacrima 2016-04-22 06:59:32 39358
Norie Okana looks slightly ashamed again. Negative emotions, really easy for her to feel. Things that make her feel bad. "W--what do you want me to say!? I already said I'm--I'm sorry!"

She says as she keeps against the wall. "I'm not attacking her! Or being threating.." she says.

What is she doing wrong? It's like she should know but she doesn't... and there's no voice in her head one way or another telling her what to do or how to feel. Never when she actually needs it.

She stays silent on the concept on draining, because she frankly, doesn't /want/ to upset Sachiko right now-- and her outlook on it would just upset Momo probably.
Momo Akatsuki 2016-04-22 07:03:07 39359
Momo loosens up from the hug with Sachiko, looking from her cinnamon-haired girlfriend to the creature that the girl she cared about thought of as a friend. It was a very difficult decision to make on the inside.

Part of her, especially the part that had gotten resolutely stronger lately, wanted to change right then and there and do something about the Crystal blinking with some good old-fashioned butt-kicking.

But nobody that cares about their girlfriend does that. Especially not when you're Momo, and you love your best-friend ever so dearly as your girlfriend best-friend thing. No... She'd wait until she got a good reason to act.

"Fine. I won't do anything.".
Sachiko Hayakawa 2016-04-22 07:04:18 39360
Sachiko pauses, one hand on her gym bag, then turns to peer at both of them. She looks from Norie to Momo, then back to Norie, then back to Momo, "Pinkie promise you're not going to hurt one another?" she asks archly. "Cause if you promise, then maybe Norie and I can dance, and then Momo-chan and I can walk home together."
Lacrima 2016-04-22 07:11:28 39362
Norie Okana just sort of seems about ready to melt away into the wall into Dusk Zone at this point... she doesn't /want/ to fight. She wanted to apologize. To setup a another dance date, maybe. But this.... girl isn't going to let her. She does file away that name into the back of her head somewhere for later.

Then Sachiko asks if they'll pinkie promise. Then Momo says she won't do anything and she tries her best to quell this fight or flight instinct herself-- she'd rather 'flight' at this point.

"As long as she doesn't transform, I'll be fine." she says dourly.

"Mmhmph.." the sound of teeth unclenching a bit tensely.
Momo Akatsuki 2016-04-22 07:15:18 39363
Momo extends her pinkie slowly.

Her face says it all right now, although it's accompanied by the pink glow of her Chroma Crystal. She looks like she wants to transform and unleash the righteous fury of seven year olds everywhere upon Norie.

But she doesn't. No, she just holds out her pinkie with her eyes narrowed and her other hand resting at her side.
Sachiko Hayakawa 2016-04-22 07:24:42 39364
Sachiko frowns at Norie. "You gotta pinkie promise," she sternly instructs the Vampire. "Or else I'm never gonna dance with you and we can't be friends. Momo-chan is my very bestest best friend and if you can't be her friend then you can't be my friend either."
Lacrima 2016-04-22 07:29:09 39365
Norie Okana looks between Sachiko and Momo with a frown. She doesn't really know how touching Momo is going to do. She's scared. But she also would rather dance. She carefully inches off from the wall and toward's Momo carefully and carefully extends her pinky....

She gives Momo a quick pinky shake with her own before she retracts relativly fast.

Nothing happened.

She seems relived.
Momo Akatsuki 2016-04-22 07:34:00 39367
Momo wipes her pinkie off on the side of her clothes when Sachiko isn't looking. She doesn't want to catch evil cooties or something from the other girl.

After a moment she folds her hands primly behind her back and rocks on her toes. "So what now?".
Sachiko Hayakawa 2016-04-22 07:35:15 39368
Sachiko's eyes light up as her friends pinky swear to one another. She smiles excitedly, but then frowns in thought and tilts her head. "Well ... I guess now I should get changed to go home, because Norie-chan isn't dressed for dancing. But ... next week after class we can dance, Norie-chan, since you two are friends now. Okay?"
Lacrima 2016-04-22 07:37:26 39369
Norie Okana softly steps back. "O-okay Sachi-chan. N-next week!" she says. Not quite a pleased or happy tone, but that's par the course for Norie- and should be a familar tone. There is a certain contendedness there with the words though.

As always, as close as she's going to get to anything resembling happiness.

"Going now!" she says. "Bye!" she says as she melts back into a shadowy wisp against the wall--- off skipping back into a nearby alley--- letting her disguise shift back on... shorter black hair.. blue eyes.. before she takes a deep breath.

Just get home now, she tells herself.
Momo Akatsuki 2016-04-22 07:42:26 39370
Momo watches Norie go before giving a little sigh of relief and turning to Sachiko, who gets a bright smile and a out-held hand. "Ready to walk home, Sachiko?".
Sachiko Hayakawa 2016-04-22 07:45:16 39371
Sachiko watches Norie go, then smiles brightly and leans forward to wrap her arms around Momo again. "Yeah, I just gotta go change out of my leo first. Why are you even here?" she asks; not challenging, but excited. "I didn't expect you to come!" Hoisting her bag on her shoulder, Sachiko grabs Momo's hand, and then starts towards the restroom so she can change.
Momo Akatsuki 2016-04-22 07:47:52 39372
Momo follows obediently along behind Sachiko, giggling. "I wanted to walk my girlfriend home!". She says it quite plainly and proudly as she's tugged into the restroom.
Sachiko Hayakawa 2016-04-22 08:00:05 39373
Sachiko blushes at the admission. "You could have come earlier and watched," she notes amusedly, "but I'd like to walk home with you. Oh, when we get there maybe An-chi will want to meet you," she says, eyes lighting up with a little excitement. Dropping her bag on one of the benches, Sachiko sits down and starts to tug off her leotard, shoulders first. A moment later she steps out of it, then starts pulling her dress out of her bag to wear over her dancing tights. "Will you put the leo in my bag?" Sachiko asks. For once, she has chosen an almost practical dress. There are only two petticoats to pull on, followed by a brown dress with only a few bows. She's very careful to hide that noose beneath the bodice of the dress.
Momo Akatsuki 2016-04-22 08:05:50 39374
Momo knits her brows together as she lifts up Sachiko's leotard. It's still warm and that brings a blush to Momo's face while she tucks it away in the aforementioned bag. "An-chi? Sachiko...". She looks up at her with worried eyes, wondering if Sachiko had gone insane again.
Sachiko Hayakawa 2016-04-22 08:09:04 39376
Sachiko pulls the dress on over her head after a moment, then turns her back to Momo. "Can you tie the ribbon?" she asks, reaching back to hold the two ends of the ribbon that should form a bow behind her back. "Anyways, yeah, An-chi. I got her back," she says excitedly. "And I didn't have to make a deal with the Kyubey to do it. She's probably at Kimura-sama's house, although we can't tell him she's there. She doesn't want him knowing in case he throws her out."
Momo Akatsuki 2016-04-22 08:12:13 39377
Momo blinks as she moves forward and gently takes the ends from Sachiko's hands, but instead she grasps Sachiko's hands for a moment. "Sachiko... There's no way that An-chi could have come back.".

She didn't want to be saying this, but somebody had to right?
Sachiko Hayakawa 2016-04-22 08:13:26 39378
"Momo, there's no way you have the power of pink!" Sachiko replies, dead-pan, staring at Momo as she says it. "But it's okay if you don't believe in magic, yet. You don't have to believe for it to be true. I'll introduce you to her when we get to Kimura-sama's house, okay?"
Momo Akatsuki 2016-04-22 08:15:03 39379
Momo wrinkles her nose. "Magic shouldn't bring people back from...". She stops and sighs, shaking her head a little.

"Okay, Sachiko.". She takes the two ends of the bow and ties them up as elegantly as a seven year old can, mulling over the thoughts in her head.