The Fox, The Witch, And Sportsball-kun

A afternoon's walk through the streets ends up with Kukai and Sora meeting up, and Jiaying joining them.

Date: 2016-06-14
Pose Count: 19
Kukai Souma 2016-06-14 15:46:24 44928
It has not been the most awesome day or two for Kukai Souma. A lot of that is wrapped up in two names - Norie - no, Lacrima, now, and Sachiko Hayakawa. The younger girl of those two was still unconscious in the hospital, and it was making Kukai a little crazy. Still, though, it meant that the next time he saw Lacrima he was going to la-cream-her with soccer balls, no questions asked.

But for now, after school, Kukai was walking the streets, not focusing much on where he's going, trying to come to terms with what all had happened. He wasn't even in the mood to jog and patrol, just walk.
Sora Hisakata 2016-06-14 15:49:12 44929
"Hey asshole, why you moping?" Sora sounds like Kukai's pain is causing her joy, and that she's emphasizing this on purpose. She walks towards Kukai with apparent intent to rub salt into wounds and maybe open some old wounds if she can.

She never once claimed to be a good person, after all.
Jiaying Maki 2016-06-14 15:55:52 44930
Jiaying Maki is making her way home! She actually remembers the way which is something she considers a victory. She's only half-paying attention right now though as she's focused on her sketch book where she's making minor notes and doing a few corrections as she works. Maybe it's a thumbnail? The cussing gets her attention though! So looking up, she spots familiarity and then there's a hint of confusion. Wonder what's going on here? She snaps the book shut and makes her way over quietly, maybe eavesdropping just a touch.
Kukai Souma 2016-06-14 16:05:20 44931
Kukai looks up as Sora's voice leaps out at him from nearby, missing the nearby approaching Jiaying. His eyes narrow as Sora approaches him, and he crosses his arms, looking at her. "Hey Sora. Are you still talking to me, or is this just you wanting to yell at me some more? And I'm moping..."

He stops for a moment, considering her. "Yeah, I'm moping because a friend of mine, Sachiko, is in the hospital now. One of the bad guys hurt her really bad."
Sora Hisakata 2016-06-14 16:17:52 44932
"Bit of both." Sora admits without shame, but then the latter bit gets brought up and Sora frowns. She looks to be a little upset by this news. "Do you know who did it?" She asks softly, looking around a little nervously until she noticed Jiaying. "Maki-san, hey!" She greets her classmate, "This is Kukai Souma, you know, I told you about him. Souma-san" no more Kukai-kun, apparently, "This is Jiaying Maki, she transferred into my class."
Jiaying Maki 2016-06-14 16:20:05 44933
Jiaying Maki offers a wave to Sora and says with a wry laugh, "Oh we've met! I've heard such interesting stories since then though." She doesn't act like she heard the other part yet since that seemed sort of the thing that shouldn't be butt into right away. Still, she's not great at hiding that she is paying attention should it come up again. To Sora, she says, "Is something going on? I can uh, step out, away? Out. For a bit."
Kukai Souma 2016-06-14 16:25:56 44934
Kukai frowns at Sora, but then eases up when he sees her reaction to the news about Sachiko. "Yeah I know who did it. That rotten Lacrima. Any other names she had she lost when she did this." He rubs his arms, but then turns as Jiaying approaches them. A friendly face brings a smile to him for a moment, but then he nods and waves. "Hey Jiaying."

He turns back to Sora and nods. "Yeah. We met once before. It's good to see you again, Jiaying." He hmms, then rubs the back of his head. "No, it's ok Jiaying. A friend of mine, a non-magical one, got attacked the other night. It's been hard thinking about it. I've been trying to get my mind off of it."
Sora Hisakata 2016-06-14 16:35:53 44935
"I've heard of her." Sora says softly, and she seems a little, tad unnerved to hear that, but she doesn't really go into detail about it. No, instead she tilts her head at Jiaying when Kukai openly talks about magic to the other girl, and coughs. "Do I need to remind you I am non-magical, Souma-san?"
Jiaying Maki 2016-06-14 16:38:59 44936
Jiaying Maki holds her hands up and says, "It is really weird hearing my name that many times that quickly. Are you sure you are alright?" It really kind of is for her! She doesn't even hear Maki that often. Rubbing the back of her head though, she nods and says, "Well if you find the one that did the attack, remember to bushwhack them, it's better that way."

To Sora, she raises an eyebrow and says, "You assume I'm not? That's so mean! But it is really funny how open everyone is about it, isn't it?" Now that she's done waxing philosophical, she adds to Kukai, "I still think I ate the egg thing since you think I can't have one."
Kukai Souma 2016-06-14 16:54:07 44939
Kukai sighs and then shakes his head. "Well. I mean, somebody who's even more non-magical than you, Sora. You're at least familiar with everything. Even the fact you know who I'm talking about puts you out in front, you know?"

He looks over at Jiaying and then shrugs. "I guess. I'm not happy, but I'm ok. And yeah, I'm not planning on talking to Lacrima at this point." He hmms and then shrugs. "I'm only open about it with people who I know have some connection to it. The rest of everybody else I wouldn't say a word to them about it. I try to make a point about that."

He wrinkles his nose and grins. "I don't think you ate the personification of your dreams and hopes, Jia-san." A little voice from his pocket pipes up. "I hope not!" Daichi peeks up out of his pocket to look up at Jiaying.
Sora Hisakata 2016-06-14 16:58:34 44940
Sora shrugs, "I'm just not talking on your behalf, Maki-san. I don't really know anything about you beyond that you're in my class and foreign." She defends herself, and then the eggs bit comes back to the fore, and Sora stares at Daichi with naked hostility. "You know, Souma-san, maybe you'd be more tolerable if someone ate yours."
Jiaying Maki 2016-06-14 17:01:08 44941
Jiaying Maki shakes her head and says definitively, "You said I wouldn't have one, I figure I'd have eaten it as a little kid!" Wait did she say kid or kit? Still, she adds as a side note, "I still have hopes and dreams, but I bet'cha I ate the eggs because they're tasty!" Arms crossed, she shifts from foot to food and eventually asks the obvious, "So who is Lacrima? What kind of name is that?"

To Sora, she offers an impish grin and says, "We should hang out more often so you know more than, "Probably foreign" She says the last part like a narrator, then laughs softly and says quickly, "It would be fun anyway."
Kukai Souma 2016-06-14 17:19:34 44942
Kukai nods a little, but then looks over at Sora, frowning angrily. "Hey. Hey, hey. Don't even joke about that. It's not even funny." He looks at her for a moment, before looking back at Jiaying. "Well... oh, I don't know. Maybe. I guess."

He scratches his head. "Lacrima's an energy vampire girl. I was trying to help her not use her powers for evil, but she decided to do things the stupid easy way. so...."

He grumbles, then smiles at Jiaying. "Maybe you could make Sora less angry all the time?"
Sora Hisakata 2016-06-14 17:23:20 44943
"Funnier than what you did to me." Sora replies in an acidic tone, clearly not interested in having Kukai tell her off about this kind of. "At least I'm only making jokes about it rather than actually hurting people." She folds her arms.

"Don't listen to this guy, I'm not angry all the time. I'm just angry at him and he hasn't done anything to make me feel like he doesn't warrant it." Sora says with an angry glare at Kukai, and then adds, "But sure, we can hang out some time."
Jiaying Maki 2016-06-14 17:27:59 44945
Jiaying Maki holds her hands out in front of her and hops forward and asks, "That kind of evil energy eating vampire?" looking confused, though she does say, "I bet I could find the charms for that, the myths are so common I bet they'd be super easy."

She scowls at Kukai and says, "Hey wait a minute, she hasn't seemed that an-.." she stops as Sora says the same thing, then shrugs and adds, "She's always seemed... less than angry" Well at least she's honest.
Kukai Souma 2016-06-14 17:40:12 44946
Kukai crosses his arms. "You were there, Sora. I haven't exactly been in control of myself lately. I'm getting better, though. Gotten better. And yeah, I appreciate that." He rolls his eyes and hmphs at Sora. "I'm not angry at her, by the way, Jiaying. But she's being unreasonable."

He rubs his head. "Not... exactly like that, with the jumping and such, but she drains the energy like that. If you could find the charms to help keep her under control, that'd help a lot. I'm not letting her get away next time, though."

He blinks, then grins. "It's probably just me. I can keep moving if you two want."
Sora Hisakata 2016-06-14 17:43:24 44947
"And I made a joke about you being more sufferable without that vile creature that made you not be in control of yourself." Sora responds, and then she starts to stomp off. "Maki-san, I'll see you in class tomorrow, let's go figure out what to do after class." She seems to have gotten in a bit more of a sour mood now.
Jiaying Maki 2016-06-14 17:50:14 44948
Jiaying Maki looks between the two and says, "I don't... the tags make them inert, you know just stationary? You take the tags off to make them hop again. She's not one of those jiangshi anyway so it wouldn't work probably." She turns to Sora and hesitates a moment then bounds after her and seems to be debating on giving her a quick hug or not as she says, "Could go to... uh, movies maybe? Or if you know anywhere neat to go?" trying to get her focus to shift for a moment.
Kukai Souma 2016-06-14 17:57:17 44949
It takes a long breath and a sigh to keep Kukai from snapping back at Sora, then nods to Jiaying. "I'll see you around. Have a good day." He watches the two of them move off together, then shakes his head, turning and going back the other direction, letting them have their day and their talk.