Kokuhaku, sort of.

Sora and Jiaying talk about social connections. And some of the problems with them. And maybe a date?

Date: 2016-07-12
Pose Count: 69
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-12 17:29:55 48531
It's still after school and Jia's saying late lately. She's currently sitting in a classroom, looking out of a window and drawing what she sees, complete with little rough doodles of people the size of a thimble, not that there's much detail there.

It's raining and kind of gloomy outside, but Jia seems to be enjoying the weather! She came without an umbrella and spent lunch out under a tree, listening to the rainfall. Still, it's later in the day, most of the students have gone home and Jia's enjoying her afternoon with some art and music. She seems a touch diferent lately. Like she's fuzzy around the edges sometimes, though it's becoming less and less common.
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-12 17:37:21 48532
Sora is also not quite leaving class yet, though in her case it's partially because she's working on some homework that she'd rather not allow to get wet but mostly because she wanted an excuse to catch Jiaying alone. "Rough weather, right, Jiaying?"
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-12 17:40:01 48534
Jiaying Maki looks over her shoulder after a startled jump. Watching the window, she nods and says, "It is coming down. I love this kind of weather, it smells clean." She taps her nose and adds playfully, "Really important for me sometimes." Turning to face Sora, she rests her chin on her hand and asks, "Did you have detention Sora? You're not usually one to stick around so late! Or... did you forget your umbrella? I might have mine in my locker."
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-12 17:45:11 48535
"I have a project I'm working on for chemistry class that I can't let get wet." Sora explains, showing the chemicals she's working with on her table. "So I've been working at it during breaks, but it's almost done so I wanted to get it done today."
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-12 17:46:57 48536
Jiaying Maki scoots her chair over to the desk to get a better look at the chemistry homework. She wrinkles her nose and says, "Chemistry makes my head hurt. I like history a bit more. I'm terrible with the math part." A quick shake of her head though and asks curiously, "If it doesn't let up, maybe I can help you get it home without it getting wet. It will be good practice."
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-12 18:04:41 48539
"I can store it in the chemistry class, our teacher gave me a spot to store it, so that's not the problem really, I just want to get this done." Sora shrugs, and then as Jiaying approaches she looks at the fuz, and finally addresses that, "So you've been looking a little fuzzy lately. Is everything alright?"
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-12 18:18:59 48540
Jiaying Maki looks up at her bangs for a moment, then quickly shakes her head and says, "Everything's fine, I had an... issue? Come up and how I Was hiding before isn'g working too well lately. I could make it again, but then, well I'd never learn now woudl I? I wanted to force myself to learn better!"
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-12 19:13:16 48541
"Oh. I see." Sora doesn't quite seem to understand, but just shrugging it off. The answer seems sufficient for her, at least. "If this is going to work out better then that's good. So, anything interesting happen lately?"
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-12 19:14:54 48542
Jiaying Maki looks at Sora curiously, hand still on her palm, "Well, it won't work out better short term, but I had to learn to hide sooner or later." She tilts her head curiously at the note and says, "Well, other than the giant mouse and fire, I got to meet a possessed doll that called me a curse. Found out she's apparently full of Yang too so.. I need to figure out better tricks. Something wrong?"
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-12 19:24:25 48543
"Sounds exciting." Sora says in that tone that implies 'exciting' is about as positive a word as 'interesting' but she doesn't outright say that it sucks. "And not really, I'm just... have been feeling a little tired lately, that's all really."
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-12 19:25:35 48544
Jiaying Maki kind of deflates a touch and lowers her head, "Is it something I can help with?" She quickly sits back up straight and tries to offer the other girl a smile, though one gets the feeling she's more worried than happy. "Has... something happened?"
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-12 19:28:03 48545
"I think it's Ayana, she must've done something to me." Sora says with half-hearted paranoia, like she thinks it's possible but really doesn't know if it's actually something that happened. "Maybe you can ask her? You were trying to make friends with her, right?"
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-12 19:31:26 48546
Jiaying Maki shakes her head and holds her hands up, "I Was being introduced to her. That broke. Met her earlier though and..." she scowls and looks down at the desk. "Both foxes I've met I've been disappointed in. She decided I wasn't trustworthy because I'm friends with you and... other reasons. She apologized after, but- She still doesn't trust me. Which tells me that while I think you went too far that day, I don't particularly care for her."
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-12 19:50:15 48547
"Yeah I went too far, but you can see why I don't like her, right?" Sora asks, sounding perhaps a little hopeful about it. Like she wants confirmation of not being crazy for disliking Ayana. "I guess just like humans don't get along just for being humans, foxpeople don't get along just for being foxpeople. There has to be more."
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-12 19:52:39 48548
Jiaying Maki shifts in the seat and sighs, "I think we're angry with her for different reasons, but yes I can understand it." She reaches out to try and pat Sora's shoulder and asks softly, "Did you get in a fight with your cousin or something? I'm not used to seeing you... down?" Hey she's trying to be a good friend! Still the last comment, she shakes her head, "Sometimes personalities clash and prejudices get in the way."
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-12 19:58:29 48549
"No I didn't, it's fine." Sora shrugs and looks out of the window. "I feel like this occassionally, normally I just don't let it show. Guess I let my guard down." She smiles faintly, "Don't worry about it, I'll be fine." She already sounds a bit cheered up.
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-12 20:01:18 48550
Jiaying Maki scoots around to the other side of the desk after some thought and tries to give Sora a hug. After making sure there were no witnesses in case she didn't like that kind of thing! She then breaks it as quickly as it happens and says softly, "You don't need to keep it up around friends right? That's what they're there for."
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-12 20:02:35 48551
Sora is surprised by the gesture, and doesn't move out of clear shuck. "Uh... thanks, I guess?" She looks away, and downwards, and shuts up. She doesn't seem to know how to respond to this in any way whatsoever, and so just locks up.
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-12 20:09:07 48552
Jiaying Maki looks embarassed at the reaction and quickly looks away. "You seemed like a hug would be appreciated... sorry?" trying not to second guess herself too much. Looking back slowly after a moment she says quietly, "I do want to be a good friend though."
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-12 20:20:43 48553
"No, no, it's fine. Just..." Sora makes an uncomfortable shrug, still looking down. "I'm not used to having friends, I guess." She looks up and smiles, "But I appreciate that I have a friend, and I'd like to be a good friend, too."
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-12 20:23:12 48554
Jiaying Maki returns the smile gladly and says, "Well you have a friend!" She hesitates then asks, "Are you sure you're alright?" Still a touch worried about Sora. She rests her arms on the desk, chin on hand once more as she adds, "And I don't know, you brought me my homework, that's a good thing right? Threatened to punch someone too for me."
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-14 21:05:17 48698
"Yeah I'm fine." Sora reaches out to Jiaying, somewhat climsily trying to return the gesture with another hug, perhaps the squeeze a little tighter than it really ought to be. "Thank you." She smiles, and doesn't quite seem to be letting go.
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-14 21:06:56 48700
Jiaying Maki looks confused for a moment, especially at the rather tight squeeze combined with the prior injures at all. There's a faint 'hrk' sound, but after a moment she returns the hug and lets Sora hold it as long as she's like.
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-14 21:13:25 48701
At the 'hrk' sound Sora looses her grip a little, remembering the injuries, "Sorry, I didn't mean to..." There's nothing to finish the sentence, but it's probably clear what she meant. "Do you have any other friends, Jia?"
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-14 21:16:32 48702
Jiaying Maki lets out her breath after the hug is loosened a touch. She squirms just a touch to shift things away from burns and other things and says, "It's okay, don't worry about it. There's another confused look at the second question and she says, "Uh.. two others" She actually seems embarassed that she had to think about it, though at least one came to mind immediately alongside Sora.
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-14 21:19:30 48703
"Do you think I'd get along with them?" Sora lets go of Jiaying finally, leaning back and looking out of the window. "And uh, do you think I know them?" She seems a little uncertain, like she's trying to do something that feels wrong to her.
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-14 21:23:01 48704
Jiaying Maki takes a bit of a deeper breath and settles down on her chair again, adjusting a few bandages as she says, "You'd probably get along with Norie I bet. I don't know about Naru, I think you've met her?"
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-14 21:44:04 48706
"Norie Okane? She's sort of a friend, but I don't meet her a lot." Sora admits to knowing Norie, but doesn't elaborate on it to any degree, "She's a bit scary sometimes, I can tell that she's got some kind of... wrongness about her, if that makes any sense? I know Ayana has offered to help her with something, but I don't think that worked out well." She shrugs, and then adds, "I know Osaka-sempai, but not very well."
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-14 21:47:57 48708
Jiaying Maki runs her fingers through her hair and says, "I know what you're talking about there and I've tried to help too. I wouldn't trust Ayana to be able to do anything other than throw her arms up in frustration after my last meeting with her." She makes a bleh sound, then shakes her head and says, "She came to visit me after I got hurt earlier actually. What about yourself? Do you have other friends?" Kind of curious now
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-14 21:49:51 48709
Sora half-shrugs, "Does my diary count? Because otherwise I listed them all..." She half-jokes, though there's a sadness behind it. "I thought Kukai Souma was a friend for a while, but..." There's clear anger on her face there, when she thinks back to what happened.
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-14 21:54:06 48710
Jiaying Maki closes her eyes and leans back in her chair, hands resting on her desk while drumming for a moment. "We should go out more then! You dragged me to that beach party that was super awkward, I should... uh. I don't know. I mean I guess we're kind of in the same boat aren't we. Really awkward beach party though." She laughs and looks over to Sora before asking, "You can always give me a call or ask for help though."
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-14 22:06:26 48712
"I guess, yeah." Sora gets back to her chemistry project, carefully mixing some chemicals and stirring slowly, until it starts bubbling, and as some kind of clear gas escapes, tiny flakes of a flaint blue substance start to drift to the bottom.
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-14 22:13:59 48714
Jiaying Maki looks confused and asks, "What are you actually trying to do?" while looking at the beaker curiously, leaning in for a better look. "Want to go to the arcade or out for a movie or something tomorrow Sora?" assuming she doens't get hurt again.
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-14 22:17:39 48715
"See the little blue at the bottom? I was trying to synthesize that. Now I just need to separate it from everything else, which shouldn't be too hard and then I'm done." Sora explains the aims of her chemistry, and half-shrugs. "It's not too special, but contaminants could've screwed it up and well... rain is full of contaminants." She also adds, "Sure, that sounds fun."
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-14 22:19:00 48716
Jiaying Maki watches the blue and asks, "What is the blue stuff?" resisting the urge to poke the side of the flask to make it move. She sits back in her seat and looks over before asking, "Maybe I could have done something to help keep the rain off I guess, but then it was kind of nice just spending time here with you~"
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-14 22:28:28 48719
"It should be a form of hydrous copper sulfate that's similar in structure to chalcanthite." Sora explains what it is, and then adds, "It's kind of tricky to get right without the advanced tools they have in proper labs, so I'm glad it worked out." The last bit, well.. it gets no verbal response, just a glance out of the window, away from Jiaying.
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-14 22:33:51 48720
Jiaying Maki doesn't even try to hide the confused look on her features over most of that description. She does eventually ask, "I thought copper turned green in stuff like this?". She does look embarassed after saying it and adds, "I never was very good in chemistry. My high marks were always in art and history and stuff." The lack of a response and the look out the window gets her curious and she leans forward trying to get a look at Sora while asking, "Is something wrong?"
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-14 22:38:20 48721
"What colour it gets depends on what it's bonded to and what arrangement it's, you're thinking of the most common form of copper oxide." Sora explains, and then adds quickly, "Which is like copper's version of rust." Sora still is looking away, even as she answers, "No, nothing is wrong. I'm just not sure what to say, so I thought I'd say nothing."
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-14 22:43:42 48723
Jiaying Maki reaches out and pokes Sora's head and asks, "Then why are you hiding your face? I'm not /that/ bad at science!" She's teasing just a touch it seems, though she's keeping it low grade for now at least! "Copper is how you get the green in fire works right? And... aluminium for red?"
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-14 22:48:16 48724
"Barium is more common, because copper makes for a dirty green, and aluminium is used for white. You use strontium for red, mostly." Sora explains what she knows of fireworks colouring, "But I don't do pyrotechnics really so I couldn't tell you much more than that." She's not responding to the hiding face bit at all.
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-14 22:52:46 48727
Jiaying Maki nods and says, "I knew it was aluminium for red or white, for some reason I was thinking iron in there too." She uses her talking as an excuse to drag her chair around quietly to try and face Sora by placing herself between the window and her. "Come on, it's not that bad."
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-14 22:56:56 48728
Sora appears to be mildly blushing, and when she can no longer look away any further and Jiaying keeps needling her about it, the blushing only gets worse. "Why are you teasing me so?" She asks softly, unable to look away further, so it's just that.
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-14 22:58:38 48729
Jiaying Maki breaks into a grin at the blush and says, "Because you're cute when you're blushing!" Then she quickly looks back over her shoulder thinking maaybe she pushed a bit too far in her teasing. Still, after a moment she says, "And curiousity."
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-14 23:00:24 48730
And that just makes her blush more, and grow very, very quiet. She doesn't seem like she has any idea about how to deal with this, so she just says nothing and gets to putting away her chemistry stuff, storing it properly so nothing will spill or mix.
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-14 23:02:25 48731
Jiaying Maki sort of falls silent for the time being as well, not sure what she should do. She probably did push her teasing a touch too far. "Sorry if I upset you." She finally offers, hesitating for a moment before moving to try and help pack it all away.
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-14 23:04:45 48732
"You didn't." Sora says softly, but she clearly makes swatting movements at Jiaying's hands to stop the other girl from messing with her chemistry stuff. "I just don't know how to deal with this kind of stuff... you know? I'm not used to it, at all..."
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-14 23:09:50 48734
Jiaying Maki resists the urge to swat back, backing away with her hands up instead. Watching Sora she asks, "Having someone that wants to be your friend? I thought you had-" she trails off, hesitating to keep going. She's learning slowly. "You know it's going to give the wrong impression if we go to a movie and you're blushing the whole time." And right back to teasing~
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-14 23:15:32 48735
So now, now Sora teases right back, "What if I want people to get that impression?" She doesn't sound nearly assertive enough for that to properly work, but at least she's trying. "What would you do then?"
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-14 23:20:12 48737
Jiaying Maki looks up and taps her chin, maybe just the hint of a blush showing on her cheeks, "Well, I'd drag you around by your hand and give you a silly nickname at the very least. That's the first step right?" She sounds a bit more assertive!
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-14 23:38:26 48740
"Uh... I suppose. But what nickname would you be thinking of?" The blush isn't going away, but at least she's getting into the thinking now, curious. "I mean, I don't really know any silly nicknames you could make from mine..."
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-14 23:42:09 48741
Jiaying Maki quietly thinks for a moment and throws her hands up, "I don't know! I don't have any practice coming up with silly names for girlfriends!" She crosses her arms, then suddenly eeps and says, "Bet you couldn't come up with one for me either though!"
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-14 23:50:21 48743
Sora smirks there, now she's feeling like she's getting the upper hand back. "Of course I could come up with one Ying-Yang~" She teases, though she's still blushing, a little. "I mean that works, right?"
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-14 23:53:07 48744
Jiaying Maki sticks her tongue out and says, "I'm not that well balanced!" and adds, "More original than I'd have come up with though." She looks at Sora quietly, thinking before saying playfully "Could go with Tianchan though~ A bit of mixing, a bit wrong, but it's a silly nickname and they're silly right?"
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-15 00:01:35 48747
"Yeah, which is why it's no big deal if your nickname is a little wrong, too." Sora giggles a little bit, clearly having fun, and then asks, "So, it's a date, then?" This time, she sounds a little emboldened, but still a little vulnerable.
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-15 00:02:42 48748
Jiaying Maki tilts her head and says, "I don't know.. with that choice of words." She waits a few seconds, watching Sora's reaction before showing a big toothy smile, "Of course! Though maybe that means I should come up with a proper nickname." She's going to try and end ahead!
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-15 00:08:49 48749
Sora looks just a little sad as Jiaying says it like that, and the other bit comes out and she throws a half-hearted fist that way. "You're a real meanie, you know that, right?" She doesn't sound angry, just a bit frustrated. "You pick the movie, right?"
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-15 00:12:10 48751
Jiaying Maki smiles and says, "I have to tease the people I like, it gets it out of my system so I don't do stupid things to random strangers." She taps her chin and says, "Wel there were a few movies, but... I suggested the idea though, you get to pick the movie!" She glances around conspiratorially after and asks, "Would you like to make it a date?" her voice is neutral, but she's not grinning. Who knows if she's teasing now?
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-15 00:14:29 48752
Sora's answer there is nonverbal, she just gets a little closer to Jiaying, then attempts to wrap her arms around the other girl and lean in to press her lips against the foreign foxgirl, feeling confident that this is answer enough.
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-15 00:16:31 48753
Jiaying Maki starts to squirm at the non-verbal answer and starts to say something when Sora moves in and gives her a big hug in return, ignoring any minor hurts brought on as she holds that kiss, cheeks bright red! After a moment, she visibly relaxes with the question answered.
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-15 00:29:29 48755
Sora holds on there a moment, blushing too herself, and then pulls back just enough to speak. "I have no idea what kind of movies you like, but I'll try to pick something fun." She promises, maintaining her hug. "Should I keep it a surprise?"
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-15 00:32:28 48756
Jiaying Maki doesn't even attempt to break the hug, so there's no issue maintaining it. She settles in place quite happily after getting over the initial surprise of it all and says, "Let's keep it a surprise. Surprises are generally more fun right?!" she may be in that happy little daze still...
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-15 00:35:05 48757
Sora nods, "Sure. I'll keep it a surprise, I'll call you when I've got the tickets." She promises, resting her head on Jiaying's shoulder, still keeping a careful hug. She doesn't want to hurt her... 'girlfriend?' She's not sure if that word applies yet.
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-15 00:37:13 48758
Jiaying Maki rests her head against Sora's when she feels it against her shoulder. She gently squeezes again and after some thought, not wanting to jinx anything since she's really rather unlucky lately- but then, she figures she's waiting too long, panics for a moment and then says, "Yes! Girlfriend!" sounding like she's agreeing and maybe a bit too excited or a bit too nervous, hard to tell sometimes.
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-15 00:41:17 48759
Sora smiles, still blushing a little, but clearly in a better mood now, and turns her head a little to kiss her girlfriend on the cheek. "I should pick something cute to wear for our date, do you have anything you'd like to see me in?"
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-15 00:47:11 48761
Jiaying Maki eventually catches her breath again and settles back in place, returning the kiss to the cheek after a brief moment of self-panic over if that's the right response. She'll stop soon. "I - You'd look pretty in anything you know." Then she sort of scrunches up her nose and says, "That was a lame answer. I was going to wear a qipao, but that feels too fancy for a movie almost. Should we just go for comfy?" Really, she'll stop bouncing around mentally by maybe next week!
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-15 00:51:51 48762
"I don't really know, just wear something cute but like... normal?" Sora suggests, softly. She doesn't seem to be sure either, "You'd look pretty even if you wore prison overalls, so I don't really mind either." She sighs and slowly lets go, "I wish we could be like this forever, but I need to be home in time for dinner."
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-15 00:54:54 48766
Jiaying Maki perks up at the mention of food, then quickly shakes her head and says, "I skipped lunch trying to figure out how to sneak onto the roof again. I should really do that too. The dinner thing." She looks around carefully, then presses in close and squeezes Sora tight in return for earlier! Sneaking in a kiss before asking happily, "Prison overalls, really? I'll wear- I'll dress in something cute. It shouldn't be too hard right?" Which is code for at least 4 hours of panicked trying of clothes and annoying her father. But that goes without saying right?
Sora Hisakata 2016-07-15 00:58:52 48767
And the kiss is eagerly returned, "I'm sure it'll be easy." Sora should really know better than to say that, but she's still in a happy daze and the 'what do I wear' panic won't settle in until way closer. "I'll see you tomorrow, then, ying-yao~" Then she lets go and picks up her bag.
Jiaying Maki 2016-07-15 01:00:17 48769
Jiaying Maki stands up and carefully brushes herself off, then glances around to make sure she hasn't forgotten anything. She double checks, then hurries to catch up with Sora and at least walk out of the school and home as far as the route will allow! "Definitely!" She offers in return, "You can bet on it!"