Tea and Sympathy(For Trodden Toes)

An encounter between Naomi and Nagihiko leads to a tiny tea party and trampled toes as Naomi starts learning the value of dancing.

Date: 2016-06-08
Pose Count: 28
Naomi Yomada 2016-06-08 21:04:01 44019
School is out and Naomi is bored! After the mishap with the boombox, She was grounded. No tinkering for two weeks. THat may as well be an eternity! How could her Moms make such a punishment! No tinkering? They may as well have told her not to breathe! Even if she set fire to her room a little. It wasn't a BIG fire. It was just a little one!

At least it's a nice day. Naomi happens to be sitting in the park. Floating over her shoulder is the familiar soft pink fairy. She happens to have a pink silver and and red heart shaped device. Its open and she just happens to be looking into the mirror on the inside. Sure she should probably not be showing the mirror to anyone but right now, she just sits there, looking at herself.

"Naomi-chan? Are you okay? You seem really off. Is it because I said you would get fat if you kept eating sweets?" The pink fairy seems a little worried.

Naomi doesn't turn her head, "I'm okay. I'm just thinking. I am trying to see inside. Like maybe see why my love seed bloomed? Then again I might just be bored."
Nagihiko Fujisaki 2016-06-08 21:15:07 44020
Nagihiko stretches as he walks the familiar path in the park. There's a bunch of weird pink flowers sprouting up. He figures they probably have something to do with the beanstalk growing downtown, but for now they're not clogging his senses.

Thank goodness for the lack of allergies!

He's not dressed for school anymore. Instead, he's experimenting with clothing choices that are probably seen as more feminine. He'd say it's to see the societal reaction to a young teen stretching the boundaries of gender roles, but to be honest, he just really likes bangle bracelets.

And he really likes the top he 'borrowed from his sister.'

He sees a familiar figure at a familiar table. Temari peers at her in curiosity.

Shrugging, Nagihiko plops in the bench across from Naomi.

Having heard the small fairy as he walked up, he decides to interject. "I think balance is key to eating sweets. Plus we're teenagers. Odds are we can eat five pizzas a day and still be starving for more."
Naomi Yomada 2016-06-08 21:24:14 44021
Hearing the additional voice stirs Naomi's attention from the mirror. Quietly she closes the mirror and slips it into her pocket. It is after all her henshin device. "Oh umm. Hello Fujisaki-san." She smiles a little and lets out a soft giggle. "Lilac is right. I've been eating a lot these past few days. Remember that boombox? It went boom for good." She giggles a little over that.

Lilac blinks a few times and moves in front of Naomi. she puts a little paw on the girls head, "She's agreeing with me? I think she might actually be sick!"

Naomi shakes her head, "No I'm not sick. I just am a little bored you know?" She looks at Nagi and smiles, "Ummm. You said you dance and stuff. Could you teach me a little, maybe?" She asks curiously.
Nagihiko Fujisaki 2016-06-08 21:30:11 44022
He blinks at the question. "I could. Are you looking for the traditional style, or something else? If its the first, it'd...probably take a few years." He grins at that and sheepishly rubs the back of his head. "At least it did me."

He taps his chin in thought. "Although, I didn't bring any fans."
Naomi Yomada 2016-06-08 22:10:35 44023
Naomi gives a little smile, "I've never danced before so I guess start somewhere easy. Also I need to change. My school uniform is really warm and with the warm weather today I don't wanna risk dehydration."

Of course if this were a normal situation, She wouldn't even think about doing what she is about to do. The fact is, she can clearly see that this girl has some sort of fairy flying around. That means he has to be some kind of magical type. Quickly she pulls out her prechan mirror and loads up a pair of cards. Things go cyan and yellow around her, "I-I-Idol Time to change!" Immediately her clothes shift and change, leaving behind the school uniform and replacing it with a white sleeveless top and a pink vest jacket which again is without sleeves. Her hair changes to a single pony tail look. Her glasses poof and a ribboned blue headband appears on her head. Her skirt changes to a matching pink plaid skirt that is on the short side. Her feet are covered with some cute sensable shoes that match the outfit perfectly. Finally an earpiece style microphone appears. The light show ends and she winks playfully. With a touch the mic is off.

"Ahhh much cooler." She giggles, "Does this look a little nicer for learning to dance?"

Lilac looks at Naomi's antics and her eyes light up, "You look so cool as a pop idol, Naomi!!! You should try singing too!" She flies around the girl with a big smile.

"It sure beats wearing black in the sun! Woo! Its too hot for that. I'll be happy next year when I am not in elementry school anymore. Then I will get to wear a uniform that isn't black."
Nagihiko Fujisaki 2016-06-08 23:30:24 44024
Nagihiko shrugs a bit. "Well, I got some other dances up my sleeves."

He watches as she changes without batting an eye. After all, he's done the same, and so have all of the other Guardian Bearers. Temari holds up a sign that has the number nine on it.

"Looks good. Nice and cool, plus you won't hurt your feet."

He grins as he stands, moving a bit away. "Well, unless you go to Seiyou. Then its back to black in high school."

He claps his hand together and rubs them in thought. Temari whispers in his ear and he laughs. "No, I'm not gonna teach her the Chicken Dance. Okay. If you're okay with ballroom dancing, I can show you the basic box waltz."
Naomi Yomada 2016-06-08 23:36:35 44025
Naomi Yomada giggles as she sees the sign held up by Temari. "Have I mentioned your little fairy type is really cute!" She giggles happily. "Don't worry Lilac, you're cute too! Especially when you're asking for your nose to be rubbed!"

Lilac blushes a little and just giggles, "I can't help it! They make my nose itchy." She flies over and examines Temari. Apart from protecting Temari and Daichi from the exploding boombox, she's not really encountered the chara types.

"Ballroom dancing? Okay that could be fun. It is a lot better then doing nothing and maybe dancing will help with fighting and stuff?" She smiles and stands in front of Nagi. "Okay what do I need to do?"
Nagihiko Fujisaki 2016-06-08 23:43:34 44026
Temari studies Lilac for a moment, her long sleeves covering her hands, and her hands covering her mouth. Then she flies down to the table and sets up her tea set.

Nagihik watches Temari with fond eyes. "She is. Technically she's a chara. She's the embodiment of who my sister wants to be. Mine hasn't hatched yet, though." He pats his satchel. The blue egg has yet to hatch, and he really wants to meet this chara.

Nagihiko hums to himself as he gets them into position. He places one of her hands on his shoulder, places his mirroring hand at a respectable place on her waist, and then clasps their other two hands together. "Basically, you'll be mirroring what I do. First we'll just be moving our feet in a box. When we get that down, we can start turning."
Naomi Yomada 2016-06-08 23:52:06 44027
Lilac moves over with Temari and sits with her. She tries to help out where she can but she definitely seems to be less elegant then the chara.

Naomi watches the two interact and has to giggle just a little bit over Lilac's attempts to help. "Lilac is a fairy from the Blue Sky Kingdom. She's a refugee. The Phantom Empire took over the Blue Sky Kingdom. Its really bad. So Blue got Lilac to help me out in my duties."

Naomi goes quiet as Nagihiko gets her into position. Its awkward for her. She's never done this before. The change would help her in a more pop style dancing technique but this is definitely not that. She looks down over herself and over Nagihiko. "Alright. I think I'm ready." And so the dance of sore feet begins...
Nagihiko Fujisaki 2016-06-08 23:56:28 44028
Temari doesn't mind. After all, the small chara often does this with Daichi.

Soon, tiny teacups are full of tea!

Nagihiko hums and nods. "Well, I'm glad you have help."

He starts them off. One, two three. One two three. He's a slow and patient teacher, and seems rather used to having toes stepped on.
Naomi Yomada 2016-06-09 00:04:58 44029
Lilac smiles, "Why thank you!" She picks up the tea cup in front of her and takes a sip of the delicious necter. "Mmmmm This is very yummy. Thank you!"

"I'm happy too. She's really sweet. Plus without her I wouldn't be able to get cards when I take down terribads and other dark magic types." Naomi smiles a little and then begins to focus on the dancing.

1.2.3. 1.2.3. Its an easy tempo but its weird to move like this and with someone else. "Oo! Sorry! I didn't mean to." She stepped on his foot. Won't be the last time that happens. Still she keeps trying.
Nagihiko Fujisaki 2016-06-09 00:11:34 44030
Temari tilts her head to one side and smiles with her eyes closed.

"It's okay, ow." It's more offhanded than anything, really. "I get my toes stepped on a lot when I'm teaching. Or dancing with...a friend."

His cheeks are not pink!
Naomi Yomada 2016-06-09 00:19:53 44031
Naomi Yomada smiles a little and continues trying her hardest to dance without stepping on Nagi's toes. She is slowly showing signs of improvement but she is still very much a novice when it comes to all of this. She looks down and just watches her feet so she doesn't stomp his toes again.

Over at the tea party, Lilac is sipping her tea while watching Naomi and Nagihiko dance. Well Nagihiko is dancing. No one knows what Naomi is doing. She just laughs and giggles as she watches. "At least this won't make you fat!"
Nagihiko Fujisaki 2016-06-09 00:25:35 44032
Nagihiko grins. Finally, he stops them and pulls away. "Okay. It may help you to get the steps down on your own first." He moves to stand next to her. "Here, move with me."

Temari serves tiny bits of pastry.
Naomi Yomada 2016-06-09 00:29:37 44034
Naomi Yomada smiles to Nagihiko and blushes just a little bit. "Alright. At least I won't step on your toes like this." She giggles nervously. Carefully she begins moving with Nagihiko. Her hands stay in the appropriate position as she carefully steps. She is getting it. It shows.

Over at the tea party again. Lilac smiles bright as she accepts one of the pastries. "Mmmm This is really yummy."

Naomi glances over at the chara and the fairy's tea party and sees that Lilac is eating pastries, "Lilac, I'm pretty sure fairies can get fat too."

Lilac sticks her tongue out playfully.
Nagihiko Fujisaki 2016-06-09 00:40:29 44036
Nagihiko stops to watch her, offering suggestions and making corrections. Eventually he grins at her. "I think you're getting the hang of it now."

Temari giggles into her cup. "Na-chan eats a lot. But he burns it all off because he's in puberty."

Nagihiko's face turns red. "Temari!"
Naomi Yomada 2016-06-09 00:44:12 44038
Naomi Yomada smiles as she continues moving, dancing on her own and actually starting to get into the motions. "This is really fun! I mean, its not like tinkering but this is fun too! Maybe I should try doing this sort of thing some more?" She asks as she keeps going.

Lilac swallows some of her pastry before she speaks up, "Naomi-chan has been eating a whole lot lately because she's not allowed to tinker for the next two weeks. If she keeps it up she's not going to be able to fit in her pretty cure uniform."

Naomi also turns deep red, "Lilac!"
Nagihiko Fujisaki 2016-06-09 00:49:33 44039
"Sure. There's videos and such online you can watch if I'm not around."

He raises an eyebrow at Lilac. "Stress eating happens. But if you're worried, gum is a good alternative. Or get bags of spinach leaves. Besides, maybe you're just due for a growth spurt."
Naomi Yomada 2016-06-09 00:52:46 44040
Naomi Yomada smiles a little, "I will keep trying." She starts doing the box waltz dancing again. "I think next time I need to have some music." She states with a smile. "That would help some."

She frowns a little. "Usually I just like tinkering. I do it all the time. So getting grounded from it really left me with not much to do. Now I got something to do! Even if I only know a few steps. I can learn more. I got a computer and I can clear a space in my room. It will go well."
Nagihiko Fujisaki 2016-06-09 01:00:48 44042
Nagihiko grins at that. "Yeah, not being able to do something you enjoy can be kinda..." He waves a hand around.

"Just try to stick to the beginner videos. Don't try to take something on you can't do and get frustrated. Dancing's supposed to be fun, remember that."
Naomi Yomada 2016-06-09 01:06:21 44043
Naomi Yomada nods, "Okay! I am going to try to do it! Maybe this will be a little better err... wait..." She's still dancing around and it looks like a light just went off in her head. "I know why the boom box caught fire!!! I made a number of alterations to the circuitry and added newer more energy efficient components but I didn't compensate for the lesser power requirements!!! There was too much power going through it. The circuit board overheated and boom!" She finally stops.

She quickly hugs Nagihiko. "THANK YOU!!! Oh my gosh I can't believe I just figured it out!! Maybe this is what I need to do! My mind was completely off everything and things just made sense!!!"
Nagihiko Fujisaki 2016-06-09 01:10:20 44044
Nagihiko's a bit smug as he rocks on his heels. "See? Dancing's amazing. Nice to do when you're overthinking things."

He hugs her back and gives a long suffering sigh. "And people think I do it just to look pretty."
Naomi Yomada 2016-06-09 01:22:56 44047
Naomi Yomada giggles a little and nods, "I guess so! Okay. I'm sold!" She giggles happily and starts right back up again. Sure she don't know much but its really fun for her.

Suddenly a voice rings out. This one is a little older and the tone screams that she is family. "Cute, imouto-chan, does this mean you are going to finally do something other then try to relocate the house to the moon?" There is no mallace in the girls tone. She is just jesting. "That is a really nice outfit, when did moms take you shopping? I wanna go too! Anyway listen, Momma is making Tempura tonight. She wanted you to pick out a dessert since we all know how miserable you've been. I think you are just trying to weasel your way out of grounding but thats me. Here." She steps closer and gives her some money. "Dinner's at 7. I'm going to go hang out with my friends, Sorry Imouto, if I stay near you too long, My cool points go down and I wind up gaining Nerd points."

"Thank you Oniichan." She waves to her sister before turning back to Nagihiko, "That was my Sister, Miki. She's really nice once you get past the cool points."
Nagihiko Fujisaki 2016-06-09 01:29:12 44049
He raises an eyebrow at the sisterly type. She's there, and then she's gone.

He gives a bit of a nod at the introduction of sorts. "I have no siblings." Wait, yes he does. "Except for my twin."

He gives her a grin as Temari starts clearing the tea set, leaving Lilac's for last. "I guess you're off, then?"
Naomi Yomada 2016-06-09 01:33:16 44050
Naomi Yomada nods, "I guess so. I will definitely be doing more dancing though. Its a lot of fun and it helps clear my head. Maybe someday I will be a little alright at at." She laughs a little.

Lilac finishes up her things and helps Temari to clear the tea set. She is being very careful not to break anything.
Nagihiko Fujisaki 2016-06-09 01:38:44 44053
"Alright, well," he pulls out a notepad and pen and begins scribbling a few names down. "Here's some people on YouTube. They have good dance steps. And I like them because in their advanced videos, they list videos to the steps you may have issues with."
Naomi Yomada 2016-06-09 01:43:39 44054
Naomi Yomada smiles and tries to peek at the list a little early but is just a bit too short. Still she smiles bright. "I will look them up. I am so going to keep practicing and maybe one day we can do this again and I won't step on your feet!"

*pling!* Suddenly she is back to her normal hairstyle and her school uniform. "Thank you so much for teaching me a little."
Nagihiko Fujisaki 2016-06-09 01:45:13 44055
He just gives a soft laugh. "I have hard toes."

"Thank you for wanting to learn! And for being patient. It's been awhile since I taught."