Silly Questions and Good Answers

Hinote drops by with Food. Answers some Silly Questions from Runealy, Asks some of his own!

Date: 2015-05-25
Pose Count: 27
Hinote Kagari 2015-05-25 01:46:54 578
Since Hinote left, no one's busted in, or anything like that, which means- he musta been true to his word. He begins to go toward's the back door with a heavier backpack this time, and carrying another bag, that also seems heavy, and gives a knock at the back door, before he does his little kick to the lower right corner.

Any bell system that Gao rigged up would go off, and he'd panic a moment before whewing a moment. "Hello, are you guys here?" he asks, peeking in from the back. "It's me.. Hinote again!" he says as he walks into the main room again, putting the bag down and taking his backpack off quickly. He whews! "Today was... amazing." he merely says in disbelif.
Runealy Waldia 2015-05-25 01:50:51 579
Rune was about to open the front door to head out and explore Tokyo, when... bells, from behind. That spooks her enough to draw a startled "Hnn!?" as she spins to face the back door. "Summoning...!" ...No, it's not someone breaking in. It's the actor guy from last night! Runealy is pretty sure she doesn't need to transform for him.

"Hinote? You sound..." She walks around the shelves to see him better, and corrects herself, "No, you /look/ tired. What was so amazing?" Hinote definitely has her attention!
Hinote Kagari 2015-05-25 01:58:59 582
Hinote Kagari opens the bag and begins taking out boxes that have graphics of Granola bars on them and begins setting them on a nearby shelf, about 3 boxes in totally, following that, is a couple cereal boxes- nothing impressive, Corn Flakes, Frosted Flakes- breakfast foods. "Well. I was on my way to the shops before coming over here, and-- there was demon thing! With horns and everything! And he tried to kidnap this woman. But I'm pretty sure it was stage show setup for the theme park or something." he says. "Anyways, I got stage fight with this other dude, and he dissapeared and left the woman! It was amazing! The special effects were great!" he says. He then finishes unpacking with bags of various cheese looking puffs. The bag gets balled up and put into his pocket.

He unzips the heavier backpack now. "It felt nice to play the hero.... even if it wasn't on stage..." he sighs. "Maybe I'll have an actual audience someday." he says.

He begins unpacking cans now. They seem to have pictures of vegetables on them.

"Oh right! I brought a buncha food, so you're stocked up!" he says. "I mean for like a week or two maybe." he says with a grin.
Runealy Waldia 2015-05-25 02:03:52 583
Runealy stares in wide-eyed surprise as Hinote reveals... food. Some of it she does not recognize. The bars however she does, those are remembered from the other day, and she hurries over to help him unload. "Where did you get all this? And... wait, you fought a demon?"

The notion of fighting demons does not particularly surprise her. It does /concern/ her though, and she suddenly loses interest in the food and begins pacing around Hinote to look him over for any wounds even if he does seem awfully upbeat about this. "What are 'special effects'? You seem pretty happy for someone who ran into demons? Are you okay?"
Hinote Kagari 2015-05-25 02:13:53 586
Hinote Kagari smiles. "Well, it had to be a stage show, right?" he asks. "Like acting. I mean. Demons aren't /real/" he asides. "It was just some guy in makeup I'm sure with some sort of special effects or something." he finishes unpacking the cans and places a can opener on top of it all.

"Annnnd that's all of it. Snacks, Granola Bars and some Cans of Vegetables. Not Gorumet, but." he shrugs. "It'll keep in this kind of situation." He smiles and sits down and nods. He thinks for a bit, finally.

"Special Effects. Like making something look like something it isn't, like, on Stage, if my character shoots fire, it's actually some guy backstage operating a device to make it look like I am. Stuff like that."
Runealy Waldia 2015-05-25 02:19:18 588
Runealy blinks several times, looking at Hinote as if he had claimed water isn't wet and you can't walk on solid ground. "...Yes they are? There were a few back in Europe, and I've only been here a few days and already seen a few demons. What I don't get is... why doesn't your queen help? She didn't arrive at the concert, or at what you ran in to earlier if it wasn't acting?" This strikes her as very, very worrying.

"Because those must have been some really good 'effects' and prop work if someone was pretending to be a demon and it looked convincing?" That's guessing on her part. Satisfied that Hinote doesn't seem to be hurt, she finishes help sort out the food. It's idle work at this point, as she's much more intrigued by what her host? Guest? Fellow trespasser? ...What he has to say.
Hinote Kagari 2015-05-25 02:32:42 590
Hinote Kagari gives Runealy a sideways look.... "We don't.. have a Queen? We have a Prime Minister, here in Japan." he says softly. "I don't think he'd help with anything like that." he giggles a bit. "We have an army though, but they're not about to trounce through Tokyo..." he murmurs. He smiles and crosses his arms.

"I don't know much about Europe, but I know plenty about Tokyo." he nods. "So if you have any questions, I mean. I can answer them... Probably. Or get you books if I can't answer the subject." he says.

"OH! Right, hey, what school do you go to?" he asks as his eyes widen. "Unless you're not here for that..." he asides. "or don't go..." he says.
Runealy Waldia 2015-05-25 02:38:36 591
"You what?" Runealy stares, backing a step away from Hinote as he says things that run completely contrary to her assumptions of how society itself works. "you don't... have one? They don't protect you? How are people okay with that? Some of them do it themselves, I know that, but that's still just... weird!" This strange world has steel carriages that don't need horses and travel super fast, but their ruler doesn't even save them from monsters?

Yet Hinote seems to be pressing other topics, and she tries to go along with it. "Um. We just got here a few days ago, so we don't really know much about that. I know there's a school somewhere not too far from here, found that while looking around Tokyo, but... I have no idea what we're going to do. What do we need to know about it?"
Hinote Kagari 2015-05-25 02:49:50 592
Hinote Kagari ohs! "That's Seishou Public School! It's why I used this place, because it's close to school." he says. "It's a Public School, so you should be able to enroll easily. Just go into the office, pickup the paper and fill it out." he says with a curt nod. "I'm in the second year of middle school." he says. "8th year!" he says.

He sort of leans forward. "Why don't you go sign up with Gao...f.." um, he fumbles with the name and just finally says, "Gao, the other boy with you here." he says.
Runealy Waldia 2015-05-25 02:57:13 593
"Wait, so that's why..." Runealy, only vaguely aware of the concept of school life as she had private tutors in the castle, is now starting to piece together certain facts. Now Hinote being here makes some sense. Now she realizes why this might have been quite an unexpected encounter for him too. "Yeah... maybe we should do that." It's a good lead. She nods to Hinote. "Sure, I'll talk to Gaofele about it."

While still very surprised by where this conversation has gone, Rune is at least calming down. With no immediate emergencies to deal with, she looks to the food that was just delivered. "So... about this." She gestures at it, then faces Hinote. "Why are you doing this? We broke into your practice spot. I was about to try to scare you off until Gaofele stopped me and was a lot more fair with you. Why be so nice to us?"
Hinote Kagari 2015-05-25 03:05:49 594
Hinote Kagari blinks. "Scare me off, why?" he asks immediatly. "I've never hurt anyone before on purpose, I don't think, Runealy." he says. "So not much to be scared of." he laughs a little, as he smiles. "And because it seems you two needed some help, with your living conditions and all, so, I'm helping. Dad always says, If I can't act a hero yet, I can at least I'm pretend I'm one. Right?" he asks.

"So that's what a hero does. they help!" he smiles.

"I really don't like seeing people hungry, or sad or depressed or bullied, really. So.. I do something about it!" he smiles.
Runealy Waldia 2015-05-25 03:11:14 597
"I was going to do it because I was scared something awful would happen if you, or /anyone/ for that matter, were here besides us." Rune is able to answer that immediately. "You didn't, and I was going to do something unfair to you anyway by trying to scare you so much you never came back. And if I did that, I would have taken away something you've had for years, and we wouldn't have this," she gestures at the food again, "And..." Her sentence trails off, several headshakes following.

"It sounds like that's something really big to you. 'Hero.' You want to be the hero in plays, and act like one off stage too..." She sighs. "I'm glad he stopped me from doing something stupid like that to you. This," Again with a nod to the food, "Is wonderful. Thank you..."
Hinote Kagari 2015-05-25 03:30:36 601
Hinote Kagari smiles. "You're Welcome!" he says brightly. He nods. "I'd like to think I do my best." he says as he head tilts. "Now... it's my turn to ask a question..." he says as he seems thoughtful.

"How come you don't know what Refrigerators or Electricity is?" he asks. "I mean... I'm sure Europe has those kinds of things?" he asks curiously as he sits down, as he looks curiously at Runealy, with curious eyes, though not a hint of malice in his expression.
Runealy Waldia 2015-05-25 03:33:41 602
"This is pretty much the best," Rune's wording turns casual as she appreciates the food, even if her thoughts briefly realize this is the first time in her life she has ever had to be /thankful/ for /food./

Then... he asks a very good question. One she isn't ready to give a proper answer for, even to someone who has been so kind to them. "We're... from... a..." Come on, come up with a decent lie. Runealy is embarrassed, and looks down at the ground aside from Hinote. "...A really remote part of it. You wouldn't have heard of it, it's really small and out of the way."
Hinote Kagari 2015-05-25 03:39:30 604
Hinote Kagari thinks. "Well try me!" he says with a grin. "Worse, I haven't heard of it!
Hinote Kagari 2015-05-25 03:43:37 605
Hinote Kagari thinks. "Well try me!" he says with a grin. "Worst is, I haven't heard of it!" he says. He leans forward a bit. He thinks a bit. "You can... read English, right?" he asks. "I can get a few books about Tokyo for you!" he says. "The library lends them free, afterall." he says. "I'd just need to get them back in a month." he ponders.

"If you can't, maybe I can get some books on tape..." he ponders. "You seem to understand Japanese at least.. and speak it!" he says with a smile. "But I know a few foreingers only speak it and can't read it." he says.
Runealy Waldia 2015-05-25 03:48:59 606
English? Chances are Rune has seen it, it's not unusual for some signs around Tokyo to have it. To her it's utter nonsense though, unidentifiable gibberish. So /of course/ she reads it! After all, not going along with this assumption would look even weirder than she already seems to be coming across as. "...Yes, I read it. I just don't know if I can promise to bring things back within a month, is all."

"And I understand all of this just fine, reading or speaking." This part, in regard to local language, seems to be true. Her word choices are sometimes odd, sometimes outright archaic, but she can be understood just fine. "So we'll just stick with this if it's okay? And... why would we need books about tape?" Well, she may have misunderstood a bit of what Hinote said just now.
Hinote Kagari 2015-05-25 04:10:52 612
Hinote Kagari smiles. "I'll make sure it gets back." he says softly. He headtilts. "Oh, Books on a Tape Cassette, you put a tape into a device called a Tape Player, and the Tape player will read the tape out loud." he says. "I use one when I practice at home, so I can play myself back and see how I sound." he says with a smile.

"It's a fairly common device." he says gently. He smiles.

"OH, right, do you know how to use one of these?" he says, walking up, and showing Runealy the can opener.
Runealy Waldia 2015-05-25 04:15:05 613
A 'common device' that Runealy finds absolutely baffling. "I've never heard of them," she admits in a low voice. "Still, that's incredible. Something that will read books for you?" That's pretty high-tech by her standards, even if cassetes are pushing toward being obsolete on Earth.

Hinote's next question requires her to quit staring at the ground, and she looks up to check out what he's displaying. "...No, but I... .../think/ I could figure that one out if you told me what it's for?" It at least looks to be roughly on the same 'technology level' as what she's familiar with. It could plausibly exist back home, or exist with only minor help in getting someone to come up with it.
Hinote Kagari 2015-05-25 04:26:30 616
Hinote Kagari hrmmms.. "Lemme get a can... I don't wanna waste this opening one of your cans of food...." he enters the back for the moment, and comes back with a few old, open and empty tin cans and places them down on one of the futons as he sits on it. "Okay... watch me..." he says.

When he knows your watching, he places the small wheel against the lid of the can, and begins turning, which in turn, begins to open the can! He keeps going till the bottom of the can falls through to the ground below. "See? Easy!" he says as he hands the can opener to you. "Now.. you try. So you can teach that Gao when he comes around, right?" he asks.
Runealy Waldia 2015-05-25 04:30:26 617
Rune nods and lets Hinote head off to get what he needs, waiting patiently. When he returns, she joins him by the futon and leans in close to watch. Very close, like he's about to reveal deep secrets that will be shown only once. She watches it turn, lid being cut...

And then jumps back with a startled yelp when it falls with a clank to the floor! "Whoa! Ah..." Okay, nothing bad happened. She takes it, and reaches for a spare can. "He's pretty smart, he'll probably figure it out even if I don't tell him, but sure thing." Then... she tries. It's slow going, she gets the angle wrong at first.

Nonetheless, she has the /basic/ idea right. Just didn't seat the opener right, so she got it stuck on a rim rather than cutting in a clean circle. "Oops?"
Hinote Kagari 2015-05-25 04:37:47 621
Hinote Kagari giggles just a little. "No here. Watch again." he says, taking the can opener from Runealy politely and seating it back down onto the lid. "Like this." he says as he begins to turn. "See?" he says as he he lets her finish the job of finishing that specific can. "Easy once you get the hang of it." he says.

"I just wanna make sure you both know how to use the thing, you know?" he asks sheepishily.
Runealy Waldia 2015-05-25 04:39:56 623
And Rune does watch again. She's paying rapt attention, and takes it back to try once more once Hinote is done demonstrating. The first time, she repeats her mistake. Yet she understands what went wrong, tries seating the can opener again, and this time manages to get it. Not as clean and easy as Hinote was doing, but the idea has taken hold in her mind.

"I... think that's right? If it is, I'll show him soon."
Hinote Kagari 2015-05-25 04:54:38 629
Hinote Kagari smiles. "Alright." he says as he stands up. "WELL You have some food, and it doesn't need heated up, but it may be cold, but for now, that'll work." he beams. "And maybe I'll try to get some things for you tommrow if I can." he says as he stands up. "Or take you out somewhere to eat. There's lots of nice places!" he beams. "I mean, Gao can come too. It's for both of you after all." he grins. "He's just not around right now so, I don't wanna speak for him." he shrugs a little.

"In any case, I'll let you alone again. I gotta get home anyways before my parents start worrying." he smiles. He picks up the cans and lids off the ground and makes sure they get discarded in a box in the backroom, and then picks up his backpack and grins. "You be well.... um.. do you have a phone... by chance?" he asks before he leaves.
Runealy Waldia 2015-05-25 05:00:15 630
Not only do they have food, but now an easy way to make use of it. Runealy takes to this discovery with some sense of wonder in her voice, "This is still a step up from what we were going to be doing soon! We weren't going to starve, but... this is a big help no matter what!" Going out somewhere? Her head tilts down to think on it. Is it really okay to waste time doing that when their world is in danger of being destroyed soon?

After a few seconds of silence, she realizes aloud: "It's a good chance to learn some things around Tokyo, so... sure! Thank you. And don't worry, we'll cover the cost for going out. We have that." She pulls out a few silver coins to demonstrate this.

"And thank you so much for coming by again! I'm sorry we stormed in to your practice place like this, but you're being really great and we'll find some way to pay you back for it some day, I promise! Though... a phone?" That question takes some of her enthusiasm away as she concedes: "I'm not even sure what one is?"
Hinote Kagari 2015-05-25 05:06:35 631
Hinote Kagari smiles, those weird coins again, will people even take those?...

Well... he would...

For some reason. He laughs. "A Phone is a device people use to communicate long distance. I'll show you tommrow." he says. "For now, I really have to get home." he admits as he takes off in a hurry, up and down the street!

There he goes!
Runealy Waldia 2015-05-25 05:19:05 632
"Tomorrow? We'll be here!" Rune waves as Hinote begins to leave, leaning out of the store to watch him go. Once he's gone, she closes the place back up and heads to her chair by the checkout counter.

Her gaze drifts to the can opener and food. It's true that they had plans to keep themselves fed, ones that would have worked, but Hinote's help has saved them the trouble of resorting to those methods for the time being. That saves them time, and time is precious; time is the one thing they must not run out of. Chances are his food arrangements will be of better quality than what they would have acquired, too.

"I came this close to ruining that," Runealy realizes aloud. "I was so scared I was going to just chase him off like anyone else, using the same policy for everyone. If Gaofele hadn't stopped me, I would have caused us a huge setback."

It's a sobering lesson. One she had partially learned the other day, and told her friend as much. She admitted to his face that he had made the right choice, and stopped her from making the wrong one. Looking at the food Hinote has given, even though he probably would have been justified in being very angry with them for 'invading' his private place, just puts that lesson in a far more stark framework.

Then she realizes something else, and her head lowers in shame. "Our hero is probably going to be really angry when he realizes he's helping people who are here to do something awful... how do I even begin to apologize for mistreating someone like that?"

It's a problem she'll have to deal with when she gets there, Rune supposes. For now... Hinote has given them some much welcome aid. One step forward, one more important piece of progress in saving their world. She decides to grab some paper and an ink quill to write down what she remembers about Hinote. To make sure her world's history knows about about this 'hero of kindness', when the time comes to return.