Taka and Ayana

Takashi gives instructions (and much fast food) to his new Familiar.

Date: 2015-07-17
Pose Count: 18
Takashi Agera 2015-07-17 18:01:04 4842
Takashi returns from his day at school, having stopped at a local fast-food place on the way to the lab. His new Familiar can probably smell it long before she sees him. It takes him a while to navigate the odd, extradimensional space that makes up Easter's skyscraper, and its connections to Infinity University. He opens the door with his foot, leaning inside and walking in. He quickly sits the bag of unhealthy yet delicious fast food on a pristine lab table along with two sugary drinks. He looks over at his Familar and smiles.

"I brought lunch. Also, I brought you a name!" he adds. "You're going to be Ayana. Ayana Moriko, in circumstances where you'll need a last name." he continues. Then, he digs through the bag until he finds, what else, a bacon cheeseburger, and passes it to her.
Ayana Tasogare 2015-07-17 18:14:26 4843
The fox-girl laid out on the floor, belly down and feet up as she leafs through yet another Magical Girl manga. At the smell of food, her fuzzy ears perk up, and she looks towards the door expectantly. When Takashi opens it with food in hand, she practically bounds to her feet, salivating hungrily at the sight of food. "What'd you bring?" she asks, reaching for the bags before he can quite set them down. Names? Names are not important right now. /Food/.
Takashi Agera 2015-07-17 18:19:37 4844
Takashi watches her. There's still a very large bit of animal left in the fox-eared girl, for sure. "You know, it's not exactly like I starve you or anything." he says, still smiling. "You can learn a /little/ patience." He leans over and around her and looks over at where she was. "You're still reading those?" he asks. "I thought you said you'd finished them. I guess I should've gotten you a TV or something so you had something to do while I was at school today..." he trails off, still thinking she must be reading them out of boredom rather than any real desire.

He pushes her drink over towards her too, and goes to check on one of the many readouts on the machines in the lab - french fries in hand. He talks between fries. "How are you feeling? I mean, aside from hungry." If he's not clear, that's usually the only answer he'll get to questions like that.
Ayana Tasogare 2015-07-17 19:26:21 4845
The fox-girl opens up her burger and sniffs at it, then frowns and peers at it carefully, then takes a bit bite. Chewing is almost an afterthought, and she swallows the bite nearly whole. "Well, I did finish, but ... you wanted me to be an expert, so I thought it wouldn't hurt to reread them a few times." She shrugs and drops back to the floor, where she sits cross-legged as she eats.

"I'm feeling fine, I guess? I don't know," admits the girl with a shrug. "I've just been sitting around boredly doing nothing all day except reading through the manga. I was thinking I'd go out and explore the area nearby from my new height, since I haven't seen it like this before, but I wanted to be here when you got home. Maybe I'll do that tonight while you sleep."
Takashi Agera 2015-07-17 19:31:04 4846
"Actually..." he says, between bites of his own burger "I've been thinking that I should probably see about getting you into one of the schools here. Assuming you can spend most of the day hiding those ears." he adds, then takes another bite. Letting the idea percolate between the two of them while he chews. "I mean, I imagine that'll be someone's first question 'where do you go to school' and there's not that many in the area so someone's bound to be in anything we lie about. Besides, you need something to do all day." another bite. Nom Nom Nom. "Do you think that's something you'd be able to do?"
Ayana Tasogare 2015-07-17 19:34:48 4847
The fox-girl considers the request for a moment, during which she busily stuffs her face with more food. After swallowing that bite (again with only meager chewing), she concentrates for a moment, and then /changes/. There is a subtle shift of shadows and dark energy that surrounds her. Her Jacket and dress slim down into a fuku blouse: black trimmed with white, a blue kerchief round her neck. Her shorts flare outward into a pleated skirt: white and black plaid. Her boots become sneakers, and the ears vanish into her wild hair. Even the little gem embedded in her forehead fades away to obscurity, invisible behind the veils of illusion. "How's this?" Ayana asks.
Takashi Agera 2015-07-17 19:50:20 4848
"That's really good!" he says, nodding a bit. "Can you keep that up for a while? And obviously, you'll have to turn away anybody who wants to come to your house because..." he does a sweeping arm gesture, last quarter of a hamburger still in his hand "...we are not exactly set up for entertaining guests."

"And you obviously can't tell them what you are, or who I am. There's... well that would be very dangerous for the both of us." he adds. Then he puts the food down, walking over to her, and gets a bit serious. "You may have been a fox once, but now you're part of me, which means my success is your success, and your failure is my failure." He looks into her eyes. "And that means my enemies are your enemies. So yes, you're going to spend time as one of them - as a magical girl, yourself - so I can understand where they all draw their power from. But realize that it's all for the reason of understanding. First and foremost, you're my familiar, Ayana."
Ayana Tasogare 2015-07-17 19:56:17 4849
"Once I take the form, it's easy to maintain," Ayana replies with a faint shrug. "As long as your magic holds out. It's /your/ magic, remember, so if you wind up needing to draw back what you've given me, I won't be able to hold onto it. So don't go getting yourself in trouble when I'm supposed to be hiding." She grins at him, then finishes off her burger in one last big bite.

"Anyways," Ayana continues, "my parents hate visitors, so I'll have to go have sleepovers and parties at their house. No, no, you can't meet them, they're very busy. I can't tell you what they do, it's a secret." She pauses, then tilts her head at him, "You gonna eat the rest of that?"
Takashi Agera 2015-07-17 20:31:03 4850
He smiles, shrugs, and passes the rest of his meal to Amaya. "Did I make a familiar out of a black fox, or a fox-shaped black hole? Anyways, I do think you should spend some time out and about. You know a lot, but you haven't experienced a lot. Just... try not to get in any trouble, okay? Especially with that botomless stomach of yours. You can't eat /everything/ you see. Also - be careful. Not just of your identity, but because, if you get in real trouble, and I save you, the whole plan goes down the drain.

Ideally, you'll be the one saving others... like you did for me a few nights ago." There's a pause, like he's searching for the words. "Also... thank you for that. I hadn't realized how much making a Familiar had taken out of me until it was too late." Totally not blaming someone else for getting in over his head.
Ayana Tasogare 2015-07-17 20:35:24 4851
Ayano takes the food from Takashi's hand and wolfs it down hastily, then smiles at him and wipes her face clean on the back of her wrist. "Okay, then I'm going to go out exploring tonight and maybe tomorrow while you're at school. If anyone asks what school I go to I'll say I just moved here and don't know, yet." She considers a moment, then nods. "Yeah, that'll work. As for saving you ..." she trails off, then notes, "If you hadn't gone out without me, it wouldn't have been a problem. If you're going to go picking fights with magical girls, you should probably let me come help you, instead of me realising you're getting hurt and having to run half way across the city to find you at the last minute."
Takashi Agera 2015-07-17 20:37:47 4852
"Well, now you're just being unreasonable." he adds. Suddenly, he's getting rather defensive. "It wasn't supposed to be a fight, they attacked me. I was acquiring someone for experiments. Secondly, there were a lot of them; one of them ran off before you got there. Thirdly, I can't reasonably expect to have your assistance going forward because you're going to be quite the busy little fox. I'll make use of it when I can but... I am going to engage in fights without your assistance. Just... hopefully none of them go as poorly as that one did."
Ayana Tasogare 2015-07-17 20:42:45 4853
"Takakuuun," Ayana says, her tone vaguely warning. She sighs, then explains, "If you are going to 'acquire' someone for experiments, please tell me? People tend to dislike being acquired for experiments, and I am certain you have good reason to do them and that you are not going to do anything which is unreasonable to them, but /they/ don't know that and will assume the worst, and then you will wind up in a fight. So please at least /tell me/?"
Takashi Agera 2015-07-17 20:51:05 4854
"Well it wasn't so much planned. There was an opprotunity. I took it. It turned out I made a... slight miscalculation about the viability of the plan. And about my ability to fight off a bunch of hyperactive sugar princesses." he adds, belatedly. Seriously. Orange Koi. He subsconciously makes a face. "Anyways, that's the first time I haven't been able to make it out on my own power. I'll be sure to not put the last of my energy into an attack like I did that time. Just, again, having a familiar took more out of me than I thought." He's talking a bit in circles now, and he knows it, so he changes the subject. "So... I don't think I'm going to send you to Infinity. Why don't you see who you can meet, and maybe go check the other three schools, and see which one you think is the best?"
Ayana Tasogare 2015-07-17 20:52:56 4855
Ayana lets the subject drop, as if it were never there. She tilts her head to consider the idea, then nods faintly. "That's a good idea. I can probably visit all of them within the week and just see if any of them seem like they've got a lot of magical girls, or girls who might be magical girls, or ..." she blinks. "Something? You do want me to go to a school with magical girls, right? If I can find them anyways."
Takashi Agera 2015-07-17 20:56:09 4856
"Well, and what you like is important too." he adds. "I'm sure you can come up with all sorts of creative ways to figure that out. After all, you're my familiar, so little things like that shouldn't be a challenge at all." Then there's a pause and a sudden realization. "Wait, I need to keep in touch with you... when you find some friends, go shoping for a phone or something. Find one you like and let me know and we'll pick it up!" he adds. "I don't want to give you one of Eclipse's because they're kind of unqiue. And you should look like any other girl."
Ayana Tasogare 2015-07-17 20:57:28 4857
"We /can/ use telepathy," Ayana points out with a grin. "But a phone is probably more practical most of the time." She nods, then asks, "Do you need anything from me tonight? I think I want to go for a run."
Takashi Agera 2015-07-17 21:01:25 4858
Takashi has already begun to put all of the trash back into the bag so he can take it out. After all, Eclipse doesn't exactly have lab janitors. "You'll need a phone to talk with all of those friends you're going to pretend to make anyways." he adds. "...No, I think we're good. I have a meeting soon anyways. I'll see you this evening, then!" he adds, opening the door and holding it open for her. "Try not to get lost in the corridors this time, though." he adds with a smirk.
Ayana Tasogare 2015-07-17 21:03:03 4859
"That was not my fault!" Ayana says, as she bounds towards the door. "All the coridoors smell the same, and there are /so many/, and it's not my fault," she insists again, sticking out her tongue. And then, still looking very much the girl, she vanishes through the doorway, leaving her manga and her trash in a disarray on the floor for him to deal with.