Sugar High

Jiaying and Hokuto chat about school and "sports injuries" over various ice-cream-related treats.

Date: 2016-07-08
Pose Count: 13
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-08 02:35:13 48002
It's after school, busy and crowded and Jiaying's enjoying every moment of it as she picks through the crowd, figuring to fill herself up on sugar before burning alowances on the arcade. Or maybe just more sugar. Still, she's a bit different than usual, something ethereal, like she can't quite hide her nature anymore. Which she can't and she's slightly jumpy if there's anything that sounds like a dog in the slightest which is kind of amusing for some people as she spins and looks around for the dog every time.

Still, she gets her shake (Some unholy mix of cheese cake and blueberry!) and settles down at one of the tables. A sketch book comes out, she settles into her corner and digs into the ice cream, occasionally making marks in her book, noting things or making adjstments, who knows.
Hokuto Minase 2016-07-08 02:38:32 48003
Hokuto has managed to ace a test in English today, one of the classes she has trouble with. She's been spending a lot of time studying lately, trying to make up for the time she's lost with her other work. So today she's decided to reward herself with some sweets.

The Crown is one of the most popular places for that sort of thing among the teenage crowd these days, and a few video games can't hurt. Becides, there's a rumor that there might be a new game in.

Unfortunately the rumor turned out to be unfounded, so she wends her way upstairs to get a sundae (butterscotch sauce, whipped cream, walnuts, and a cherry, over vanilla ice cream). The frozen concoction in hand, she takes a brief look around the place - and, seeing no one in particular that she recognizes, she walks over to a random table to enjoy her treat.
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-08 02:44:04 48004
Jiaying Maki doesn't recognize anyone either! Though with the crowd beind so tight packed and all, she conveniently ends up with a nearby Hokuto. She looks up at the sudden noise, grins and says, "Hi!" trying to pull out of the way to make it easier for her to sit down. She snaps her book shut, stuffing it away in her satchel, takes a pull from her milkshake and then asks, "Is there a time it isn't this busy?" Kind of just... deciding to ask the first person to sit nearby by the look of things.

She then stops, looking a touch embarassed and adds quickly, "H-hey I'm sorry if I'm bothering you. Just kind of surprised at how packed it is. You know it's going to be backed, but it's surprising every time right?"
Hokuto Minase 2016-07-08 02:46:43 48005
With so few empty seats available, Hokuto settles in at the first one she finds that doesn't get her a "go find your own table" glare from the people already there. And across from her she finds a Jiaying.

"Not this busy?" She pauses to think for a moment. "When class is in session?" She grins impishly. "Hi. I'm Hokuto." She's wearing the top of a Verone uniform, though the skirt has been replaced with a pair of jeans.
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-08 02:55:48 48006
Jiaying Maki is wearing a loose fitting hoodie which at least has a zipper so it's not nearly as bad as it could be! It's orange and black striped. Other than that, she's wearing a simple t-shirt and a pair of shorts with comfortable tennis shoes. She may have been cutting class again. There's a hint of bandages around her right knee too. Still, she offers a grin of her own and says, "I'm Jiaying! Nice t'meet you!"

Settling in, she loks at the uniform curiously and asks, "Where do you go to school? I haven't seen that one yet. Mind... I'm kind of new so I don't know." She runs her fingers through her hair and adds, "I go to Seishou so that's probably not much exposure there either you know?"
Hokuto Minase 2016-07-08 03:07:32 48007
Hokuto smiles, nodding, and waves her spoon at you. "Good to meet you, Jiaying, and conrgatulations on escapting the humdrum horrors of hellaciously bad uniform design." She waves a hand at her top. "This here is what Verone forces on us poor students."

She pauses and takes a bite of her sunday, savoring the rich sweetness of it. Finally, she deigns to speak again. "Mmm, well. It's not like we get a lot of visitors either..."
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-08 03:19:39 48008
Jiaying Maki stretches her leg out under the table, whincing just a touch as she does so, then lets it drop and says, "I don't know, I think it's kind of a cute color. Not... that it would go well with my hair." She tugs at one of her bangs for emphasis, then says dryly, "I look like the holidays in red. It's awful!" She pokes at her sunday a few times with her spoon, taking a big bite, enjoying the taste and then suddenly asking, "What kind did you get? I can guess some of it." as she tries to peek at the other one.

Still! "It still seems to be a bit on the rarer side compared to some of the other uniforms though. It must be one of those... exclusive kinds of schools? I uh.. those kinds of schools seem haughty and would be boring I think. Where's the fun if there's no.... strangeness?"
Hokuto Minase 2016-07-08 03:26:16 48009
Hokuto nods. "Indeed, indeed. It's one of those... mysteries, I suppose." She does note the wince, however, and looks down as if she could see the wounded leg through the table. "Pulled a muscle?" she asks, curious and slightly concerned. "What sort of sport do you play?"
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-08 03:30:49 48010
Jiaying Maki leans back and looks down at her leg, then says, "Erh, something like that yeah. I was..." she takes a bite of her ice cream in a not so subtle attempt to buy some time. There's almost a visible lightbulb over her head as an idea hits and she quickly says after the ice cream, "Oh! I was practicing Mizongyi and landed wrong after a kick! Tootally wasn't trying to do something from a movie." She's not a good liar, but it is a solid cover story at least.
Hokuto Minase 2016-07-08 03:35:13 48012
Hokuto seems to take it at face value, as she has no reason to believe it might be a lie. Unless she can sense magic, and well enough to pierce the average disguise spell. Which she can, but not anywhere nearly that well.

"Ouch, that sucks. I've done that once or twice myself... ended up spending the rest of the day in bed with a hot-pad and some herbal mix that aunt Kodachi swore up and down was magic." She shrugs, shaking her head dismissively at the idea.
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-08 03:54:39 48013
Jiaying Maki is actually quite bad at disguising herself since a certain doll broke the tool she used to hide! Because she's super sloppy with her magic really. She works her foot back and forth a few times and looks down at her leg and says, "Yeah I... skipped a few days of school. My father ended up yelling at me because of it though. When he found out. Was kind of funny."

Taking another bite of her ice cream, she tilts her head and asks curiously, "What kind of herbs? I've heard of that kind of thing, I'd love to try it out." Besides, magic works, maybe herbs and spices work. She's not getting in a bath with them though.
Hokuto Minase 2016-07-08 04:00:16 48015
Hokuto shakes her head briefly. "At least you got to get out of school for it..." She shrugs and continues eating her ice cream, until Jiaying asks another question.

"What herbs? Mmm. hard to tell. Judging from the smell, I'd say at least garlic, thyme, and basil.. and possibly some less common ones..."
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-08 04:10:57 48016
Jiaying Maki frowns and says, "I am not getting into a..." she quickly shakes her head, then takes the effort to smooth her hair out. "I... have a really hard time something I put into my rice would help me heal, or it would.. help me heal you know?" Well maybe wearing it, but there's no way she's wearing garlic, she's got a vampire friend. Whom she's sure Garlic doesn't affect, but whatever.

To the first point though, she comes back to it with, "Well I was kind of badly hurt so he let me stay home two days. I sort of took it for another two days with a bit of... creative moving."