Homework Delivery.

Sora brings Jiaying her homework. They talk limitations, rituals, human nature, and funny outfits.

Date: 2016-07-04
Pose Count: 21
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-04 18:59:14 47627
It's a few days after the incident and she's still skipping school! It doesn't hurt as much now, but she's kind of milking it as an excuse to both study for a friend and study her own magic. And watch a lot of stuff on martial arts on a convenient video service online. Not taht she's able to pracice it yet mind you.

Jiaying's at least staying in the house this time too! Mostly because climbing out onto the fire escape had been painful and a touch embarassing. Anyone passing by the door would probably hear her listening to loud music and... well, loud music really. The building itself has people coming and going of course, so it's not so loud as to be rude and any weirdness would likely be noticed.
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-04 19:09:21 47629
Sora had been asked to bring along Jiaying's homework, and though she seems a little unsure about the idea, she has come and brought along said homework. She's rang the front door and, presuming she's allowed inside, headed onwards to where Jiaying's room is supposed to be at.

The knocking on the door is quick, four swift knocks in quick succession.
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-04 19:18:13 47631
Jiaying Maki is at her room, having been half-way to the door to answer it when Sora came inside. She's wearing a long-sleeved blouse and long skirt, hiding the bandages for the most part, though she smells of various chemicals that are probably driving her mad. She offers Sora a smile and says, "Thanks!" Though noting the look she looks confused and asks, "Is something wrong? I uh.. sorry if I interrupted plans or something?"
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-04 19:23:32 47632
Sora shakes her head, and shrugs. "I've not come to a classmate's home before, that's all." She explains why she looks a little uncertain, but she comes in, ignoring the smell of chemicals and placing down a stack of paper, meticulously detailing all the homework they've gotten in the past few days.

Sora uncomfortably looks around for some place to sit, but doesn't ask for it, instead she casually asks. "So, what happened anyway, Jiaying-san?" She doesn't seem to be aware.
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-04 19:28:32 47633
Jiaying Maki shrugs and gestures to a couple of cushions which she doesn't take herself, instead asking, "Would you like a drink?" Trying to be polite. She offers a shrug and says, "I lost my tag and got chased by a dog on my bicycle. I ended up crashing." She's lying, but she's getting better at it at least. She holds up her arms after tugging the sleeves to show where she had been burned, then bandaged with various salves to try and help the healing or at least keep it from hurting as much.

"Found out that a lot of people will look the other way when that happens. It's kind of sad how... few people are willing to help out." She stays standing, not wanting to have to stand again after sitting down if possible.
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-04 19:46:51 47636
Sora doesn't really examine it too closely, just the first glance seems to make her a little squeemish. "That sucks, you should carry spare ones just in case." She suggests. The girl sits down, and considers the offer of a drink, "Tea would be nice, I guess."

The other bits cause a frown, "I hope things worked out okay even if few people helped." Sora says softly, there's a clear underlying rage there. A sense of 'how dare people be like that?' "Are you ok?"
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-04 19:49:12 47637
Jiaying Maki shrugs and holds her hands out and says, "Well, these kind of hurts always sting for too long, but I'll be fine." Looking to Sora, she asks, "Anything in your tea?" as she makes her way towards the kitchen stiffly. She tugs's in there for a few moments when she calls out, "If you'd like, you can come prepare it how you like and I'll remember it for next time?"

As something of an afterthought she says, "I'll be fine, just disappointed with everyone right now. Something bad happens and everyone looks the other way for no reason other than convenience."
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-04 19:51:59 47638
"I'd like some water in my tea." Sora jokingly answers she drinks it without sugar, milk or the like. As Jiaying is off to the kitchen, Sora takes a look around to see what the room is like. "There's good people out there, you just have to find them." She says in a feeble attempt to fight the other girl's disappointment.
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-04 20:02:22 47640
Jiaying Maki looks at the cup of tea and says, "I could do that if you really wanted, it would be.. thin, but I know some people that don't do the black tea thing." She rubs the back of her head for a moment, then shrugs. Mixing her own tea, it's just a touch of honey in her own. Stirring it in, she sniffs it, then takes a slow sip and tries to relax against the counter. "Not where it happened really. Everyone just looked away. If I see them again I'm going to see if I can stick a haunting to them or something." Not... that hse has that power, but she can dream.
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-04 20:34:51 47646
"I'm joking, can't make tea without water, right?" Sora explains, hopefully before Jiaying actually makes the tea thinner by adding more water. She then frowns just a little at those last words, "There's been an uptick in curses lately, don't tell me you're behind that?" Sora knows it isn't all her own doing.
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-04 20:46:43 47648
Jiaying Maki shakes her head and says, "I'm not making the curses. I did hear about a new incident, but... what can you do." She stretches her arms out gingerly and says, "Kind of pointless isn't it? You can't fix everything and the poeple trying to fix it are bad at their job. Bet tehre's a better way."

Her apartment, for earlier when Sora was looking around is kind of on the small side and covered in a bunch of animation frames, pictures, toys and the like. The house of a nerd, though to be fair a close look would reveal most of the frames are from one studio and are signed by someone sharing a name with the kid! Drumming her fingers on the countertop of the small kitchen she asks, "Where are you seeing the curses lately?"
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-04 21:01:33 47651
Sora does notice the similarity between names and the single creator, but she doesn't bring it up, yet. "I'm not bad at my job!" She objects, quickly. "I'm just only one person, and I'm pretty sure there's someone living in the family house who is placing curses. I hope they just think we need the practice." No, she's not thinking about Ayana at all, but it can easily be interpreted that way.

"There's a fair amount near our home, but they're all over the place, really." Sora half-shrugs, slightly changing topics, "What new incident, anyway?"
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-04 21:04:28 47652
Jiaying Maki stretches out and says, "I was talking with a friend." Whose name she pointedly leaves out, "Some interesting things went down recently. Heard it from them." She drums her fingers on the counter top a bit more noticeably for a moment, then takes another sip of tea and asks, "Why do you think it's someone in your household? I know why my family yanks our chain. They're not doing it out of spite." Fully at least. She hopes.

"So are you dressed up in a funny outfit when you're doing things? The curse hunting thing?"
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-04 21:18:16 47656
"I guess because I'm not a magical girl I'm being kept out of the loop?" Sora says dejectedly, her curiousity answered with nothing but the most vague possible things. She takes a sip out of her tea and leans back, "And no, I don't have a funny outfit, and I wouldn't dare try to fight anyone with one. They probably have a lot of magic, and I have barely any."
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-04 21:21:43 47658
Jiaying Maki shrugs and says, "You wouldn't catch me in a frilly skirt trying to fight, I'd be too scared of kicking someone or something." She shrugs a touch and doesn't admit taht she totally has fought in a skirt. With bike shorts. Still. She looks at Sora curiously and asks, "If you don't have a lot of magic, what do you do while trying to break curses? Most hauntings I've seen you'd want to at least have enough to force spirits out of others or somethign right?"
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-04 21:27:26 47659
Sora giggles a little at the idea of Jiaying in a frilly skirt. "There's rituals, they're slow and precise, but they get the job done. As long as nothing is trying to disrupt it, it'll work, and if something is you try to stop them or work around it." Sora explains the general idea, actively avoiding going into specifics. "Now sometimes whatever is trying to stop you is just too strong. If I run into anything like that I try to ask for help from people who can fight that."
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-04 21:39:01 47662
Jiaying Maki watches Sora curiously and asks, "So you don't do any kind of combat or anything?" She shrugs, stifles a bit of a yawn and gestures back out to the living room, "Let's go sit down at least?" Seeming like she doesn't want to be standing too much. Making her way out to that room, stiffly, she settles down on a cushion and mutters something about burns to herself before taking a sip of tea and sighing. "Who do you usually ask for help from?"
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-04 21:42:53 47663
"I don't. I mean, outside of getting into fights with Ayana, but that's not the same, and I try to avoid those." Sora answers the question, and sits down opposite Jiaying, leaning back and sipping her tea. "I can often tell when something is out of my league because it feels very unnerving, so that's when I try to get others to help. Though, it doesn't happen a lot. Seems like a lot of the time it's taken care of before I can show up.
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-04 21:47:31 47666
Jiaying Maki runs her fingers through her hair and moves to tug the bandages a bit to get the more comfortable. "I thought you said you went out looking for them the other night though? Do you just hang back?" She takes a slow pull of her tea and says, "I should practice a bit and get out there. I wouldn't be cursing anything because that's not waht I do." She started to say something else, but she caught herself at least.
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-04 22:27:09 47674
"I do go looking, but I tend to find only the more common small stuff that I can handle just fine. I guess it's because I'm careful and don't rush in headfirst when I feel like something may be off?" Sora suggests, but she doesn't seem to be sure that's why it is, then the latter bit has her curious, "Oh, why is that?"
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-04 22:36:31 47676
Jiaying Maki shrugs and says, "I don't need to do that sort of thing. Though it's tempting sometimes, it's wrong unless there's a deadline on it. I mean.. why punish someone permanently for mistakes in the past? I wouldn't be here if that were the case."