Worries and Witches

Jiaying and Sora are worried about one another, both to do with some Shadow Witch for some reason.

Date: 2016-08-12
Pose Count: 22
Sora Hisakata 2016-08-12 18:38:14 50999
Sora had seemed fairly reluctant on the text-o-phone, but she agreed to let Jiaying come by, and she's sitting on a chair at the gate that leads into the Hisakata residences, reading an old looking book, seems to concern folklore of some kind by the looks of it.

She's occassionally looking up.
Jiaying Maki 2016-08-12 19:10:26 51001
Jiaying Maki took a bit longer than usual to actually get to the house, she's never been out this way. Still, she texts Sora that she's at the door as she makes her way to the gate. When she spots Sora there at the gate, she hurries over, phone pocketed as she leans down and kisses Sora's cheek before asking softly, "This is where you live? The gate is so.... welcoming isn't it." Which is the point, but she seems happy enough there, swaying back and forth watching Sora.
Sora Hisakata 2016-08-12 19:13:44 51002
Sora closes her book and puts it aside when she spots her girlfriend coming, and gets up to wrap her arms around the other girl, returning the cheek kiss quickly. "You think so? I always thought it was kind of old-fashioned." She shrugs and looks up at it, and adds in an annoyed tone, "Doesn't help when annoying people decide heckling you from up there as you come home is a pleasant hobby." It's obvious that she's talking about Ayana there.
Jiaying Maki 2016-08-12 19:26:09 51003
Jiaying Maki slips her arms around Sora and gives her a really tight hug when she's hugged in return. Should Sora hug too high, she's probably familiar with the 'ouch ouch ouch' face Jai makes though. She leans to the side to look at the house proper, then says softly, "You know, I ran into her at a shrine the other day. Was... an interesting conversation." She nudges Sora gently and asks, "Nothing about that though! I came to spend time with you and see what your place is like. It's pretty, in that old fashioned way." Then she gets an impish grin and playfully pokes Sora's nose, "You're just pretty though." She seems to be in a good mood, injury aside. Or the fact that Norie was worried has her trying to seem more cheerful than usual. Either way.
Sora Hisakata 2016-08-12 19:33:31 51004
"You really should talk to some people about those wounds." Sora says softly, there's something off about her voice. Guilt perhaps? It's hard to tell for sure, she relaxes her grip a little, and starts to move away from the house, apparently intent on taking a walk through the neighbourhood.

"I'd rather not introduce my girlfriend to the family right now." There's an implied 'not in the mood' there, but Sora doesn't say it out loud. "So why did you want to see me so suddenly, I mean, I like being around you, it was just unexpected." She leans in to kiss her girlfriend on the cheek.
Jiaying Maki 2016-08-12 19:39:17 51005
Jiaying Maki looks confused, especially at the sound of guilt. "I can't go to a hospital, I can't maintain a disguise well enough and they'd ask questions. I can't go to a vet. We used to use a local little healer, but that was back home." She rests her chin on Sora's shoulder and closes her eyes, seeming to try and relax for the time being. "If you don't want to go inside, that's fine. I'll have to tease you about being your secret shame. Do you have a place you like to sit and relax around here?"

She gently pokes Sora's sides at the last question and says, "Because I haven't heard from you as much lately and you've got friends worried about you as well." She doesn't name names right away. "If something's wrong, please tell me- I want to help, no matter what it is."
Sora Hisakata 2016-08-12 19:56:25 51006
"So talk to some of the other magical people who they go to get help." Sora is almost pleading there, she clearly wants Jiaying to take care of herself. "I'm sure they know people." That other bit makes her giggle a little, "It's not that it's secret, it's that we'd end up badgered with questions and I don't wanna right now."

Then the last bit seems to cause some alarm with Sora, and she asks softly, "What'd Norie tell you?" That she knows right away it's Norie is probably telling.
Jiaying Maki 2016-08-12 20:00:07 51007
Jiaying Maki shakes her head and says, "I don't know enough people. Norie offered to take me to the place she says she works for, but-" she hesitates and says bluntly, "I trust Norie, but not the people she's working with." She smiles at that giggle and says, "There we go, see, a smile, laughing, it all looks better on you." She kisses Sora, only to look surprised at the outburst.

"Norie just said I should come visit you and that she was worried. How did you know it was her?" She pokes Sora's side at the question for emphasis.
Sora Hisakata 2016-08-12 20:05:17 51008
"You know Kukai Souma right? Ask him. I don't like him, but he knows people and he's generally helpful when he's not being a jerk." Sora recommends, a little reluctantly. Apparently she's really not eager to recommend his aid, but hopes it'll work out.

"And there's only two people that people might be talking about when they opaquely mention 'my friends.'" Sora says softly, "And you're one of them. Process of elimination." She doesn't seem to mind, much though, and lies, "I'm fine, just a bit tired lately."
Jiaying Maki 2016-08-12 20:16:05 51009
Jiaying Maki nods and says, "We've met. We even ran into him after that movie one time." She sighs, running fingers through her hair and says, "I'm not that badly hurt- I don't want to ask him for help after he's upset both you and Norie." She squeezes Sora again after though in a hug, at least happy that she's worried enough to recommend someone like that.

There's a moment's hesitation, then she says softly, "I guess that's kind of true. You should spend more time out with me, I ran into the reptile house girl again. She's a super geek too." There's a moment of hesitation again, then she gently pokes Sora's side, "Norie wouldn't have asked me to check on you if that were true. You know that."
Sora Hisakata 2016-08-12 20:23:43 51010
"Then I'll go find him and ask him, even though I really don't want to talk to him, because this is important." Sora doesn't leave any doubt there, this is important to her. "It hurts me every time I see you cringe." Again a twinge of guilt that Sora doesn't explain.

There's a faint smile at hearing about the reptile house girl, but there's no comment, just a bit of silence as Norie's concerns are brought back up again. "I think it's because..." She tries to think up a way to explain it, "... Norie is worried about a friend. She's a magical girl, too, but she needs a lot of energy, and I've been helping her." Technically true, if phrased in a way that really implies something other. "Maybe she thinks that my help is taking too much of a toll on me?" She stifles a yawn, there.
Jiaying Maki 2016-08-12 20:31:20 51011
Jiaying Maki scowls as Sora says she'll go and talk to someone else on her behalf. She leans back, considering quietly before moving in to rest her chin on Sora's shoulder. "Fine, I'll talk to him if I run into him." Which is true, she will. She just doesn't mention actually going to find him. Though the second comment gets her attention and she wilts, "Fine, I'll see what kind of help I can get. If you promise you'll talk to me and smile more often."

She can't force the second, but she sort of felt like she needed to say it, especially when she sees the smile. "See, we'll have to do something there." That gets cut off by the comment about Norie though. "I know what Norie is Sora- if you're worried about my own risk taking, you're taking bigger ones helping her out. I've seen the fights she gets into, I've tried to help find alternatives and I've met some of the people she works with. I've been hurt by one of them even." She watches Sora closely and says, "You said yourself you don't have much power, don't put yourself at risk. Call me, I'll see if I can help."
Sora Hisakata 2016-08-12 20:36:19 51012
"I mean, the friend of Norie is a magical girl." Sora explains, softly, and it seems she's a bit uncertain about how to explain it, "That friend has gotten hurt by people, and is trying to set things right. She's working really hard at it, and I want to help her." She sighs, and then explains, "And that's part of why I want you to get yourself checked out. Norie said you've gotten into fights with her. The girl calls herself some kind of Shadow Witch?"
Jiaying Maki 2016-08-12 20:41:13 51013
Jiaying Maki shakes her head and says, "I don't know if magical girl is quite the right word for that really is it?" Well, it kind of is. Her mind wanders off briefly before shrugging it off. "I've met her yes and Norie's worried about her as well." Watching Sora, she gently pokes her sides and says, "Stay away from her if you run into her, I don't want you getting hurt either. She- seems to think she's the good guy, but she's hurt a lot of innocent people too and I don't want you caught in it." There's a moment of chewing her lip and she murmurs, "Norie is really worried about her actually. I've offered to try and do what I can to help, but she's not telling me much of anything. I felt bad for her when she whimpered the last time though." What, that's a sad sound from anyone.
Sora Hisakata 2016-08-12 20:47:42 51014
Sora seems to be a little uncomfortable with this whole topic. "She's someone I care about, I can't just leave her alone. Even if what she's doing is bad, do you think it'd help if all her friends abandoned her?" She suggests softly, sounding more than a little miserable about it all. Probably more than she should.

Sora sighs, and looks up. "Can we talk about something else? I'll be fine, I promise." She tries to kiss Jiaying's cheek to distract the other girl.
Jiaying Maki 2016-08-12 20:56:24 51016
Jiaying Maki watches Sora as she tries to squirm out of Jia's concerns. "I understand... just be careful. If I can help, just tell me. Neither you or Norie will say anything about it though." She frowns and says softly, "Maybe I should start demanding some answers, I can't help without information." Though, one has a hard time imagining Jia actually demanding anything from either of her friends.

She returns the kiss after a moment. Then she suddenly stops and asks, "Are-... are you doing what one of Norie's friends was doing and letting yourself be drained so that it's- what, safer?" She's really not sure of the term there.
Sora Hisakata 2016-08-12 21:11:44 51017
"Not quite, but ... she's kind of passively draining just to be around. She tunes that up when she fights, or expects to fight, but it's always there." Sora half-lies. That's only true when she's being Shiniko, but since she's talking like Shiniko is a separate entity it's not quite a lie, kinda.

"And, well... I'm sure Norie has good reasons to be worried about her." There's a bit of a squirm, and she sighs. "I'd really like to stop talking about this. Please? She trusts me, and I don't want to spill secrets if I'm not being told I can."
Jiaying Maki 2016-08-12 21:17:37 51018
Jiaying Maki sighs and squeezes Sora tightly. "We can change the subject, but I'm going to be looking into this-" She doesn't let go of that hug for a moment until she whispers, "Just be careful. I don't want to see you hurt, I know how dangerous the things I'm doing are and I"m learning. I've also got more... to help with so I can't just sit by. Tell her if she wants help, I can."

There's a mental note to herself to grab Norie and get some answers, maybe with some manipulative questining, which she almost feels guilty for, but this is now two friends wrapped up in Shiniko and that scares her more than she'll admit. With a soft sigh she says, "I'm going ghost hunting later." She fishes around in her satchel and pulls out a tag, folding it in her hand and muttering something, causing her newest ghost, the almost demon fox looking shadow to appear. It gives Sora a quiet look over before flitting into Jia's shadow. "This ghost still hasn't told me her name, but she's talking more. I'm trying to get them to move on without... just destroying them." She smiles and adds, "It also helps me help others- It's not too dangerous. Normally, do you want to go?"
Sora Hisakata 2016-08-12 21:20:56 51019
Sora returns the hug, carefully, trying not to add to the wounds Jiaying already has. The bit about the ghosts sparks her curiousity. "Maybe, I don't know." She answers, clearly trying to justify going even though her instincts appear to tell her not to. "Ghosts can be pretty dangerous." She adds quietly.
Jiaying Maki 2016-08-12 21:25:26 51020
Jiaying Maki presses in against her and kisses her cheek. "We should find somewhere to sit down and not just stand here awkwardly at the gates or your family is going to come and ask what's going on. Unless that's what you secretly want~?" she's teasing again! She still sounds worried, that's not going away, but she's trying. "They can be, but- our family, my family that is... Is that right? My family can control spirits and ghosts. It's- something innate. The ghost in my shadow, she has the ability to speak and move as long as she behaves and only then. I haven't run into something yet that I can't coerce."

She kind of looks pained as she says that and continues after putting the idea in her head correctly, "But, I try to avoid doing that right away. I used to destroy ghosts I had to use the power on. I don't like- I didn't like forcing them to do my work for me. I think that if I'm careful with it though, maybe they'll move on. Or at least stop being so angry. That's better right?"
Sora Hisakata 2016-08-12 21:44:31 51021
"That sounds like a useful ability, and I think you're doing right." Sora says softly, and then she stifles a yawn. "I'm sorry to cut this short, but I've got a couple things I need to do and I'm already kinda tired. Talk to you soon." She promises, then reaching out for another kiss.
Jiaying Maki 2016-08-12 21:48:00 51022
Jiaying Maki looks at that yawn and scowls, definitely going to make sure she's checking in on this... problem. "I'll talk to you later Sora, please let me kn-" She returns the kiss, finding it cut off. After, she carefully steps away, taking a moment to squeeze Sora's hand with both of hers, then says, "Just talk with me if I help." before turning to go.