Lacrima finds something that makes her happy. She doesn't like it one bit.

Date: 2016-08-22
Pose Count: 19
Lacrima 2016-08-22 18:09:39 51988
Lacrima came back to futuon a miserable mess the other night. Then she sat down on the futon and just stared at the wall. She'd be unresponsive. Staring at the wall. She eventually seemed to go to sleep. When Jiaying eventually woke up... she was /still/ staring at the wall, only this time--- the 'Norie' disguise was on, in full- strange and she'd not been in it since she ran away. She still doesn't respond to anything for at least another couple hours until she suddenly flashes back into Lacrima Henshin and suddenly throws her fist at the wall. THUD!

It shakes the wall, but doesn't damage it. Things might jolt around.

"IT. ISN'T. FAIR." she suddenly spouts off.

Seems she's talking now!
Jiaying Maki 2016-08-22 18:12:16 51989
Jiaying Maki hasn't been sleeping super well for a while anyway. However Norie going catatonic is a new one and she definitely spent some time poking Norie, nudging ot her, talking to her and letting Meifeng have a couple of hours of trying to annoy her out of it. When all of that failed, she put a blanket around Norie's shoulders and worked on trying to sleep, trying to sort out some mysteries and trying to sort her thoguhts out.

The thud and outburst, she leans back from her chair, calls out, "What isn't fair?" acting like it didn't totally startle her. Her fur is all frizzled out and she's smoothing it out before rounding the corner.
Lacrima 2016-08-22 18:26:31 51991
Norie Okana forces that fist into a tighter fist as she draws it back and she shakes a bit, as she places her other hand over her fist as she seems to have 'come to' finally. She frowns. "Huh...?" she asks.

She turns to face Jiaying and frowns and looks down at herself. With another frown... as she gently waves her hand over herself, obtaining her more normal clothes rather than the elaborate Lacrima outfit in another flash.

Another pause. "S-sorry." she mutters. "How long was I out for?" she asks.

"I should.. had warned you. About that. Stuff." she mutters.

"I..." she says. "I felt..."

"/Happy/." she says. "But..."
Jiaying Maki 2016-08-22 18:31:00 51992
Jiaying Maki is still smoothing out her tail as she rounds the corner and makes a quiet hand gesture. Meifeng grabs pan and flits over to catch Norie's punch should it come. Jia doesn't look apologetic about that, it was just an in-case thing. When it seems she's back to herself, Meifeng holds the pan up, spins and sets it down. Then does a ghostly patpat on Norie's head before poofing out and returning to her place on the couch in the bunny doll.

Jia in the meantime shakes her head and says quietly, "Warning would have been good, we were worried about you." She tallies it up mentally and says, "A few days. Then you yelled and punched the wall." Rubbing her eyes, she asks with a curios tone, "What's the but?"
Lacrima 2016-08-22 18:43:45 51996
Norie Okana frowns. "I... drained a boy. This boy apparently was someone I should not had drained because Kunzite and Sailor Moon showed up. Apparently. I really hurt the boy somehow in my draining. But I'm not surprised he...."

"...his energy was very different." she says.

"Kunzite... I don't like him. He made things for me worse trying to 'help' me." she frowns.

"...So when he told me that. The boy was important to him....."

"...I felt /happy/ he was hurting. Happy that I was potentially hurting Kunzite." she says flatly.


"Because I'm hurting someone." she scowls.

"It isn't fair."
Jiaying Maki 2016-08-22 18:49:13 51997
Jiaying Maki stretches and finds her seat on her cushions, closing her eyes while she listens. "Who and who showed up with the what?" What, she isn't actually kept in the loop and she's only met cape guy once and she's pretty sure she didn't get his name. "How did he try to help?" Is about the only thing she can think of.

There's a grimace and she sits up, looking right at Norie. "Is it happiness or satisfaction when you're hurting him?" There's a moment of hesitation, then she continues, "Because I've imagined hurting Shiniko more than once. I bury it as quickly as I can because-" she looks down at her knees, "It's easy to lapse into that mindset isn't it?"
Lacrima 2016-08-22 19:02:56 52001
Norie Okana frowns. "Remember how I said I eat humanity? person hood? He's the one that figured that out. But he did it by feeding me the stuff straight from the tap and that.... turned me obsessive and weird. Like the other night. Fricken..." she grumbles.

Yes, she used 'Fricken' or it's Japanese counterpart. She's upset.

She frowns a bit and looks up. "...don't hurt Shiniko-chan. Not if you can help it." she says a little helplessly.
Jiaying Maki 2016-08-22 19:08:25 52003
Jiaying Maki rolls onto her back and stares at the ceiling. "How did he feed it directly from the tap? He sounds like he needs to be... handled? What's the right word?"

She starts to stretch out, cautiously, then fully as her back has healed enough that it doesn't hurt too much. "What happened the other night, other than the attack? Do I need to expect someone to come knocking? Because if I do I'm probably going to ward the door to look different or something."

The last statement gets a confused look from her, "After she mentioned being a snack and two separate attacks? Get her to play nice and I'll happily try to do it a different way. Sora avoids the subject at all costs too and Ayana doesn't know who she is."
Lacrima 2016-08-22 19:11:59 52004
Norie Okana frowns. "He was tring to figure out what exactly it is I take." she says. "He /was/ trying to help but he wasn't being cautious. Or not cautious enough." she insists. She frowns.

"No. No one even knows I'm here. Except you and Sora and Natsumi-chan." she says softly.

She kind of wraps up a bit, wrapping her arms around her knees...

"Natsumi-chan..." she whimpers.

She sighs a bit at those words. There's not much more she can say without saying the actual truth.
Jiaying Maki 2016-08-22 19:16:47 52005
Jiaying Maki pulls a pillow up and gets her arm under it, getting herself nice and comfy. "Did he do anything to try and help after? Or did more happen that you're not saying? Because I sort of messed up too, remember?"

She looks over where her charm rests when she's not carrying it. "Though I did get a neat- not-so-friendly ghost out of it."

At hearing the whimper, she asks, "Did something happen?" Not having seen her in a while or anything. "Maybe we can go and visit or bring her over here if there's nothing wrong?"

The lack of a response to the conversation about Shiniko though, that gets a frustrated sigh. "She's not Natsumi, you said she was like a crab right? That would be red. It's not me, it's not Sora or she wouldn't complain about being powerless. I don't know everyone you do too though- should I go for healing after all, get some information at the same time?"
Lacrima 2016-08-22 19:28:08 52008
Norie Okana shoots up. "Natsumi-chan isn't Shiniko." she says, offended as /hell/ suddenly. She frowns. "She's Starlit Cancer. A Zodiac Warrior or something..." she says quietly. "She wouldn't hurt anyone!" she says.

"I just... really.. lonely. Right now." she says quietly.

"Sora just knows about curses..."

She looks up. And stares at Jiaying. "Talk to Kukai about Shiniko. He's had run ins with her before I think." she says with a frown.

She looks back down and remains curled up.
Jiaying Maki 2016-08-22 19:33:43 52010
Jiaying Maki watches Norie and says, "That's what I said. I'm trying to figure out who you two know so I know who to confront." She pushes herself up to a sitting position, hesitates and then stands up and brushes herself off. "Call Natsumi and spend time with her, it will help."

"I know she knows about curses, but that's not what we're looking at, is it?" She scowls and says, "You talk to her, she talks to you. Neither of you talk to me."

She turns to head to her room, looking even more tired than she did before when the mention of Kukai comes up. "I'm sure he has run into her, she seems to like attacking crowds. I'm sure he has ideas on throwing magic at her until she stops or runs away. Again." She slumps, then says lightly. "I'm going to try and get sleep again. It's been days since I've slept for any amount of time."
Lacrima 2016-08-22 19:41:28 52014
Norie Okana sighs a bit. "I don't know what to tell you." she says quietly to the last point. She frowns and gently nods. "Yeah I'm going to... text her. Today. Maybe." she says pointedly. She sighs a bit.

"I'm sorry..." is all she can say. "I dunno if I was sleeping or not like that. I don't feel tired. I'm probably going to catch up on the two days I missed." she says quietly.

She sort of sighs and turns toward's her laptop.

"Sleep well..." she offers.

"...if you can this time..."
Jiaying Maki 2016-08-22 19:44:59 52015
Jiaying Maki leans against her door, resting her head against it. "Why aren't you two telling me? Both of you want me to be nice to her, both of you want me to be careful around her and neither of you can give me a reason why even after I said I would try to help."

The door opens and she says flatly, "Don't text her, call her. Talk to her. You need to talk to someone who isn't tired and frustrated, friend or not." She looks at her bed and her hand tightens on her door. "You took me to the dusk zone- Was it just because I was curious, or was there something there I should have noticed, but didn't?"
Lacrima 2016-08-22 19:49:17 52017
Norie Okana frowns at Jiaying. "Because... Shiniko needs help..." she says quietly.

"Yeah I'll..talk. Visit... just. Need time." she says as she frowns.

She blinks.

"You were curious and-- I wanted you to understand. What I say when. I feel like I belong there more.. than here." she says quietly.

"The nightmares you're having'll be temporary at best. You.. are having them."

"Right?" she asks. "I thought my shield was strong enough..." she sighs a bit. "To prevent that."
Jiaying Maki 2016-08-22 19:55:50 52019
Jiaying Maki thumps her head against her door and says, "I get that you two said she needs help. Neither of you will tell me anything. At this point the only option I have IS to burn it out of her." Another, softer thud and she continues, "What am I supposed to do Norie. Should I send a ghost to see if she has employee papers? Should I just set hauntings to both of you and wait until someone slips up? Those are both terrible."

"When I'm not feeling-" she considers her word choice, "Frustrated. We should go out. See a movie as a double date or something. Get everyone out and smiling."

She doesn't answer right away about the nightmares. "I am. That's not all I'm having a nightmare about either though."
Lacrima 2016-08-22 20:07:43 52022
Norie Okana frowns. "I'm sorry. That's the best advice. Honestly. Burn it out of her. It'll hurt her. But. It should make her okay. At least right now. I dunno." she says. "I dunno how bad she is." she says.

"And honestly there's no way of knowing unless she fesses up or you see what happens with positive energy." she says.

She sighs a bit.

"Yeah. Let's do that." she says with a more deadpan than down tone. "Though. Not sure about the smiling on my part." she says. "But that's just normal for me." she says. But Jiaying should already know that.

"I'm sorry." she says softly. "I screwed up again." she says miserably.
Jiaying Maki 2016-08-22 20:14:58 52023
Jiaying Maki says to Norie, "And how do I catch her? How do I find her, corner her? I can't even make a protective charm without messing up. There's no tracking by magic. I'm not going to stick Meifeng and the Librarian to you two until you slip up. Ayana at least had ideas about how to maybe bind her in place."

Another soft thud as she hits the door. "What do you mean fesses up?" The change in tone is as close as she can imagine to an attempt at a more hopeful tone, so she takes it that way. "I bet you you'll smile when she gives you a hug again, just like last time."

The apology is given a shake of her head. "I'm to blame too. I could have dug my feet in or I could have asked you to leave sooner. I told you, it's not just htat place though."
Lacrima 2016-08-22 20:24:03 52025
Norie Okana sighs. "As in. Tells you how far along she is in being eaten by the darkness." she says. "Like I told you." she says. "But not likely." she says gently.

She shrugs a bit as the smiling bit as she gently sighs. "I'm going to. Go out for a walk." she says softly. "I probably need to... eat."

A pause. "Not the kind of eating you wanna join me on." she says with a softer nod and a sigh.