Purple Rain

Lacrima seems to run into Naru a lot when it rains. Jiaying and then Alexis also find them! Lacrima decides to finally text her brother. Those aren't purple tears, it's just the rain~. Also. Naru is brimming with magical energy. What's that about?

Date: 2016-09-05
Pose Count: 53
Lacrima 2016-09-05 23:20:42 53937
Rainy Day Mood. Again it is raining and again Lacrima has an umbrella and is walking in normal street clothes down the sidewalk. She's walking today. Not using the Dusk Zone. Or a Bus. Just walking. Like she needed time to think.

Look, when you get slapped with a purification, and pieces of your personality need rebuilt sometimes there is quirks!

Also she still has the taste of pickles and whipped cream stuck in her mouth.

She is not reading or anything. She is looking down at a phone occasionally. As if waiting for a text. She sort of wilts a little everytime she looks down at it. She sighs and stops at a bench and sits down.

She doesn't care that it is soak and wet and it's cooling off so it's a little cold.

She also isn't dressed for the slowly chilling, but still warm weather. The Doldrums are in full effect!

"Nnnnnnn." she mutters down at her phone.
Naru Osaka 2016-09-05 23:25:32 53938
Naru had said she was going out for a run. Considering that Naru enjoys running in the rain about as much as a stereotypical cat, it is notable that she's out there.

The point where her jacket was keeping her dry was long ago, and then point where she was still running was equally long ago. Naru is currently walking, her stamina for running gone at this point, and her legs are going to disown her tomorrow. Utterly and completely.

"We seem to have a habit of running into each other in the rain." Naru comments as she spots Lacrima on the bench, just ahead of her.
Jiaying Maki 2016-09-05 23:30:38 53939
Jiaying Maki is out in the rain, not that she seems bothered by it. She's got a hoodie on that's subtly repelling water, but she mostly obscures this with an umbrella because it raises fewer questions. It just means in the off chance something goes wrong, she can put it away and not feel like she's miserable and wet. Not that water usually bothers her.

Spotting two familiar faces when she barely expected to see the first, she calls out, "Hey!" and jogs over to join them. Sitting down on the bench in what she thinks was smooth when it was kind of just a flop, she asks, "What are you doing?" looking straight at Norie. It's only after she runs the question through her head that she adds the qualifier, "I thought you got rid of that phone entirely?" Naru's given a questioning look and a wave too.
Lacrima 2016-09-05 23:33:20 53940
Lacrima looks up and blinks. "Hello Naru-chan." she says softly. "I like walking in the rain. It's cold- and feels better than dry air." she says quietly. She looks back down to her phone and bites her lip a bit. "How have you been?...." a pause. "I'm not draining you." another pause. "I mean. again." she says.

Then her eyes look at Jiaying and frowns. "I'm.. I'm wondering... if I should text. My family." she says quietly. "Something..." she says. "I just..." she makes that 'nnnnnn' sound again as she wilts a bit.

Her umbrella is of course, purple. Deep purple. She seems to like the color.
Naru Osaka 2016-09-05 23:40:45 53941
"I hate being out in the rain." Naru admits with a touch of a rueful look. "I just wasn't sitting still well today, so I went for another run." She pauses at the mention of no drain tonight and nods to Lacrima. "Does that mean that you're doing okay? Generally?"

Naru dodges around the question of how she's doing, by turning to Jiaying as the other girl approaches. "Hey Jiaying."
Jiaying Maki 2016-09-05 23:46:52 53942
Jiaying Maki crosses her legs and rests her hand on the back of the bench and says to Naru, "I love the rain, it's not common enough though. I uh, water proof everything too though."

She drums her fingers on the bench and says, "Don't be that way." While gesturing subtly to Norie's obvious displeasure. "Erh- hi though Naru. What got you out in the rain anyway?"

To Norie, she frowns before asking, "What brought this on?" while watching her closely, wondering what else has happened. "I-... think it may not be a bad thing to do though. Just, make sure you're sure before you do"
Lacrima 2016-09-05 23:51:57 53943
Lacrima shakes her head. "No I am not. I got hit with a purification and I'm still... kind of... resetting?" she asks with that same neutral expression as always. "I did however. Already take in the energy requirement for that." she says.

"Well more specfically. I told Miss White and Sailor Moon that I would not." she says. "Drain you." she says.

"I'm not sure. I just think it's me still feeling weird from the thing. But I'd just worry them more. Because I still can't go back home."

She looks over to Naru. "Naru. Your energy level is different." she says. Then a more cautious tone. "Are you still cursed...?" she asks. "From Shiniko?"
Naru Osaka 2016-09-05 23:59:44 53944
"I appreciate that, all in all. Thank you." Naru comments to Lacrima on the fact that she agreed not to chew on her.

"I can only imagine how much worse purification would feel to you, and I basically wanted to curl up in a ball and whimper for a while." Naru winces in sympathy for Lacrima. "I would think that would need a swack of recovering from."

"I .. just too restless to sit inside with my thoughts, and .. a run seemed like a better plan. I just ran out of energy before I ran out of thinking, so it became a walk." Naru replies to Jiaying with a bit of a self conscious shrug.

Lacrima's words make her start a touch and she looks to the other girl. "No. No, I got uncursed from Shiniko. I did hear she was getting worse though." She pauses a moment and then comments. "I'd actually kinda wondered if you'd see a difference."
Jiaying Maki 2016-09-06 00:06:03 53945
Jiaying Maki doesn't do the energy reading thing, something she'd never considered before even. It makes sense that Norie would be able to do that though, really. Looking over at Norie, she asks, "Wait, when did Shiniko curse her?" She sounds frustrated that she wasn't told this when she was at the apartment! Or was it not a recent thing?

Scowling aside, "Norie, do you miss your family?" Kind of an odd question, but one she wants to ask due to last night's conversation. One that had gone on far too long. "Does it feel the same?"

She then glances back to Naru and shrugs as well, "I know why I'm out here. I know why she's out here, yours works, thoug what has you that wrapped up then?"
Lacrima 2016-09-06 00:09:06 53946
Lacrima pauses. "That and. I do not need to get addicted to anyone's energy again." she says. She looks at Jiaying. "Old thing... when you told me Shiniko Cursed her because she was feeding things." she mutters.

She head tilts a bit at Jiaying and looks down. "Of course I do. I've missed them since I ran away. But. I'm a danger. To them. I can't control myself when I get into certain headspaces. Or something freaks me out. Or upsets me."

She looks up at Naru. "Then... what's the extra energy?" she asks. "Did you become a magical girl?" she asks curiously.
Naru Osaka 2016-09-06 00:15:43 53947
"Shiniko was.. mmm. I'm gonna say six weeks ago? Or so? Before I went to Europe." Naru tries to think back to the when of it. "Just before, actually, but I haven't seen her since. Probably for the best, based on what I've heard."

Naru mmms softly and nods to Lacrima at the replies about her family. "Those you love and care about provoke the strongest reactions, for everyone."

Naru freezes just a moment at the plain question and she erms softly before she glances down at the sidewalk, watching the toe of her running shoe poke at the pavement. "I don't know." She replies.

Which is probably answer enough for Jiaying as to what weighs upon her thoughts too.
Jiaying Maki 2016-09-06 00:21:43 53948
Jiaying Maki rolls her shoulders and says, "They gave her one of the talky box things that give magic. Or she didn't eat her egg maybe." What, she still runs with that een if she's sure she just never had one these days.

Looking back to Norie, she says, "You know the cape guy was checking up on you right? He had questions that I couldn't answer, but he raised a few neat ones."

There's a light shrug and she says "For Shiniko, I think... we need to have another chat. Not th- that it's that easy." She hasn't seen Sora in a while now.

Finally, Naru's admission of magic gets another curious thought. "What happened?"
Lacrima 2016-09-06 00:28:46 53949
Lacrima looks down and then back up. "Kunzite." she says matter of factly.

"...Checking up on me?" she seems confused. "Why would he care?" she asks. "What did he ask? It's okay. If Naru hears. I guess." she shrugs.

She looks looks over to Naru. "You do not know? Where did the energy come from?" she asks curiously.

"Have you had someone look into it...?" she asks softly. "The last time energy entered me I became this thing." she says matter of factly.
Naru Osaka 2016-09-06 00:32:51 53950
There's a bing from Naru's phone and she digs it out to glance at the text message, and there's a touch of a smile as she replies to it, fingers typing at the speed of teenage girl over the screen.

"I don't know what happened." Naru admits as she looks up from her phone and takes a slow breath. "I don't know, no." There's just a pause as Kunzite's name comes up. "Kunzite does that sort of thing." The checking up on. The caring.

"Yeah." Naru nods to Lacrima. "Not that we've come to a lot of conclusions. It.. well. So far it doesn't seem to be doing me any harm."
Jiaying Maki 2016-09-06 00:39:35 53951
Jiaying Maki nods while saying, "He was worried about you after the orange thing. I don't know for sure why he did, but he clearly did."

Glancing to Naru, she says, "Did you eat anything weird? Step in something magical? Did you buy a home magic kit from those two magicians?" Beat, "The tall one and the quiet one, not the mauled ones."

Back to Norie she says, "He wanted to know about how you were doing. I tried to gre- that's not right. I asked questions because he knew things because you said he did. Didn't work. He thinks either way there's a chance to help you though."

Finally, back to Naru, she asks, "What has it done exactly?"
Lacrima 2016-09-06 00:43:41 53952
Lacrima seems confused. She like, tried to eat Mamoru? Then tried to eat all his peopleage? Like. Why does he care? Why would you care about someone who hurt you? She grates her teeth a bit in thought. She doesn't get it. She doesn't say it out loud.

She looks over back to Naru. "Maybe the reverse of what happened to me will happen to you and you'll become an angel. It'd be a lot better than turning into something like me." she says matter of factly.

This is a deadpan joke of course.

She looks back to Jiaying. "Save me?" she asks with a slow frown. "From what?"
Naru Osaka 2016-09-06 00:49:06 53953
"I ate all sorts of weird things in Europe, but as they were all from public restaurants, and whole countries don't seem to be radiating energy, I don't think it was food." Naru comments with a touch of a smirk. "No stepping in things, no DIY magic kits either, from tall magicians or mauled ones. I have no clue."

"Probably help cope? I'm guessing here, cause I dont know what all you and Kunzite have talked about." Naru comments as she glances back to her phone a moment and then looks up again to Jiaying's question. "Er. A lot of extra energy. I think that's part of why I get targeted a lot, but that's purely speculation."
Jiaying Maki 2016-09-06 00:58:37 53954
Jiaying Maki notes the look on Norie's face, but ignores it for the time being, she doesn't know either and she's not about to start guessing there. She does enough of that as it is and it's getting old fast!

Turning her head to Naru, she says, "An angel? With the wings? Wouldn't that make clothing even worse than what Ayana or I have to deal with? I'm still terrible with needles too!" Scowl. "Still, have you tried doing anything with the energy Naru?"

Norie's given a flat look at her last question.
Lacrima 2016-09-06 01:03:26 53955
Lacrima seems really confused at at that flat look. "What?" she asks as she looks back to Naru and shrugs a bit. "I dunno." she says.

"Anyways. Everytime I get purified. I come back and personality is... discombobulated?" she asks. "Because I have to put myself back together."

"This time. I had massive cravings for weird foods." she makes a face.

"I do not suggest pickles and whipped cream, or brownies frosted in mayonaise." she says matter of factly. "I am very glad I do not actually have a stomach." she says as she looks down at her phone and bites her lip again.

Then she begins carefully typing something on the screen. Stops. It's evident she doesn't hit the send key.
Naru Osaka 2016-09-06 01:08:07 53956
There's a twist of Naru as she attempts to look at her own back. "No wings. I think I'm safe from becoming angelic." For so many reasons, really.

"I hate that feeling. I had to put myself back together after the wraiths. Twice. It was awful. I'm sorry that you're doing that, Lacrima." Naru notes as she shifts a bit where she's standing, restless even still. "Ew. Both of those are just /so much ew/."

A little shake of Naru's head to Jiaying. "I'm still getting my head around it existing at all, let alone trying to do things with it."

"Planning on sending it anyhow, Lacrima?" Naru asks, as she watches the other girl type.
Jiaying Maki 2016-09-06 01:17:03 53957
Jiaying Maki just slowly shakes her head and says to Norie, "What do you think?" While pointing at her. Who knows why she doesn't just say it. Maybe she thinks it's funny, that is kind of a thing sometimes. Then again, that food list. "That's horrible and I like proper Chinese cooking." The stuff they don't tell you on the menus!

Watching Naru spin for wings, she snrks and says, "Any tail? Maybe we're getting that nekomata finally. Fill out the trifecta right? Wait, is it goblins or zombies?"

Then back to Norie as she types the message in. She doesn't try to peek at the text. Though there's the image of a ghost girl peering over Norie's shoulder, not that she can read the message anyway. She may be holding two fingers up like she's helping Norie decide. This gets Jia to swat through the ghost a few times hoping Norie doesn't see it.
Lacrima 2016-09-06 01:37:42 53958
Lacrima blinks. "I'm sorry....Jia-chan I don't..." she sighs and just shakes her head. "Nevermind." she says as she closes her eyes and sighs. She reopens her eyes and looks down at the phone and presses send. Bing!

She then turns the phone around so the screen is facing the ground as she hides under her umbrella a little closer.

"A catgirl?" she asks. "That's what that is.. isn't it?"

She squints at Naru.

"I've heard a cat is the only cat who knows where it's at." she says once again with deadpan precision.
Naru Osaka 2016-09-06 01:43:37 53959
"No tail." Naru confirms to Jiaying and then glances over to Lacrima as she hits send and then sets the phone down and hides. "I hope it works out, Lacrima." She comments quietly, even not being entirely sure on the details.

Naru glances to her phone a moment, and she tucks it back in her pocket. She wraps her arms around herself, wet enough to be cooling off well in the evening. "I think the way I'm best like a cat is in my dislike for getting wet not on my own terms."
Jiaying Maki 2016-09-06 02:00:00 53960
Jiaying Maki shakes her head and reaches out to poke Norie, "Can you even get sick anymore?" Well, that at least makes it a little more obvious doesn't it? She's enjoying herself temporarily though.

The sending of the message gets a smile from her for a moment. Then an inquisitive look, "What did you send- if you don't mind saying?"

The lack of cat tails for Naru is given a shrug and a snrk, "Shame, you'd enjoy the creepy crawly side of things. They tell good stories. If you know what they're saying that is. She offers her umbrella over, having kind of forgotten she had it, "Here, I mentioned I cheat. Though... I guess you are soaked to the bone"
Lacrima 2016-09-06 02:08:01 53962
Lacrima frowns. "I want to.. keep it to myself. Please?" she asks softly. She looks over to Naru. Almost immediatly her phone bings. Then bings again. Then again and again and again.

"I don't think I can get 'sick' in the mundane sense. Maybe there's magical sicknesses that might affect me."

She looks up at Naru and tilts her head. Just slightly. "I like the rain." she says, again. "It...reminds me. Of something..." she says tapping her bottom lip. "Like the Church does..." she says quietly.

She shrugs a bit and sighs and decides to finally turn her phone over and read the texts. She begins typing something else. Bling. Send.

The phone goes faceward down again.
Naru Osaka 2016-09-06 02:13:39 53963
"I'm glad someone likes the rain." Naru comments to Lacrima and there's a quiet moment and a equally considered glance. "The Church?" She prompts, uncertain of the where or significance of the church in question.

"I am pretty much soaked to the bone at this point, yeah." Naru agrees and shakes her head at the offer of an umbrella. "So I appreciate the offer, but at this point its fairly redundant." She quirks her head. "Having a tail is the only way to appreciate the creepy crawly side of things?"
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-06 02:21:47 53964
Down the street, the rumble of a far-off motorcycle can be heard. Apparently, someone has decided to try and defy the rain.

A moment later, the guilty party appears-- through the wet road rolls along a black-red suzuki motorcycle carrying a figure in a brown leather jacket with a face-concealing black helmet.

The rider directs his metal steed along slowly, deliberately taking his time, like he's looking for something -- and it's awfully close to the group of three girls that he comes to a stop, and even knocks the supporting leg of the bike down after coming upon the side of the road.
Jiaying Maki 2016-09-06 02:25:43 53965
Jiaying Maki shrugs and says, "That's why I asked the way I did." She then leans back and watches the rain fall for a while. Sh edoesn't comment on the series of message received dings. Crossing her legs, she asks, "Are you going to power the phone off again after this Norie?" There's another question too, but she doesn't ask that.

She shrugs apologetically to Naru at her comment. "Didn't think about it, kind of easy to forget you have one sometimes." Which it isn't, but magic. There's the sound of a bike coming that gets a curious look. "Who rides a bike in this weather?"
Lacrima 2016-09-06 02:29:57 53966
There is one ding!

She turns the phone over. She frowns and then turns the phone back around without typing. She clicks of the back cover and removes the battery and the sim card--- there's a little spark of dark energy and it's fried. She then stands up to throw the phone into the trash.

That supposedly answers Jiaying's question.

She returns a bit, and sits down. She's now being super protective of that umbrella around her face. Esp. With an incoming person she doesn't know. On a motorcycle.

"Someone who likes riding a Motorcycle?" she asks with that deadpan expression again.

"A..church. I feel comfortable at. It used to be my... safe space." she says. "A place I'd go when I wanted to be alone and feel comfortable when I was in the earlier stages of what I am." she says quietly and vaugely due to newcomer.
Naru Osaka 2016-09-06 02:32:37 53967
"That didn't look promising." Naru comments as she watches Lacrima fry the phone and toss it.

"Used to be?" Naru asks of Lacrima quietly, a quirk of her head as she does. "I'm sorry that it isn't anymore. It's hard to lose those places of comfort, or activities. Even temporarily, it's hard.

"I am pretty sure there is no weather that Alexis doesn't ride his bike in." Naru comments as she hears both the bike and Jiaying's question. She turns to where he's stopped and getting off, waving towards him.
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-06 02:44:52 53969
AFter the engine of the bike has died down, does the rider - Alexis, as it happens to be - draw the helmet up and off of his head, to reveal the facial features of the caucasian, brown-haired teenager. With a bandaged nose, for whatever reason.

"Found you," he calls over, with his eyes setting directly on Naru, and he slowly dismounts himself from the bike. "Hell of a weather you chose to go running in, girl."
Jiaying Maki 2016-09-06 02:51:56 53970
Jiaying Maki shakes her head and says, "A little more excessive than I imagined." Still, she scoots closer and if allowed, gives Norie a hug. "Is the church like the other place? The same feel? Maybe it's the architecture rather than the place?"

To Naru, she asks, "I have no idea who that is. As bad as the rain is, it can't be a pleasant ride though." Then the guy in question appears. With a broken nose. It takes all of the effort to not ask if he crashed while it was raining. It's right there! Fidgeting, she looks to Norie and asks quietly, "Are you alright?"
Lacrima 2016-09-06 02:58:24 53972
Lacrima doesn't answer. Keeps her face hidden. Little flecks of purple raindrops drip from under the umbrella sometimes. Jiaying typically knows this means she's crying-- purple tears, etc. She's just glad it's raining to hide it.

She does accept the hug. But she also doesn't return it. "Dunno." She mutters a bit. "Who is that?" she asks, as if to imply Alexis.

A pause.

"...German." a pause.

"Are you not?" she asks. "Am I right?" she asks.
Naru Osaka 2016-09-06 02:59:35 53973
"It seemed like a better idea earlier, before I was wet and cold and tired." Naru has to admit to Alexis with a sheepish sort of smile. "And it did win for being distracting, if only because I got to think about how much I hate running in the rain."

"Do you know everyone?" Naru asks of him and looks back to the other two, indicating each in turn. "Jiaying and Norie." She doesn't comment on the purple raindrops but there's a soft sigh. She can make some guesses on Lacrima's state of mind based on her body langauge. "This is Alexis."
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-06 03:03:19 53974
The german boy's head tips slowly to one side in reaction to Norie's question. "Yeah," he responds, though his tone maintains some curiousity. "You know someone else from there?"

Before he turns to approach the three, he goes through a saddlebag of his bike, for... something. "Not really," he calls over his shoulder to Naru's question, however. "And it's fine if you guys just wanna go with 'Alex'." From the bag, he produces a dark-blue windbreaker jacket, and then turns to move closer -- for Naru, specifically. "Here," he says, and holds the thing out towards her. Even if it looks more his size than hers.
Jiaying Maki 2016-09-06 03:11:24 53976
Jiaying Maki nudges the umbrella up with the toe of her shoe and makes a quick gesture with her hand, creating a minor illusion to hide the purple part of the tears at the least. After that, she returns to trying to hug the girl and be a supportive friend.

Holding her hand up she says, "I'm Maki, nice to meet you Alexis. Someone you've known a while Naru?"

To Alexis and his attempt at jacketing the mutual friend, well she holds her tongue at least. There is some laughter from behind her though. Jia says something in Chinese while looking at Norie, hoping Norie catches on what she's doing. Maybe she should put them away though...
Lacrima 2016-09-06 03:23:56 53978
Lacrima head tilts. "I feel as if.. I do... did? Did." she says as if correcting herself. She still keeps herself hidden under that Umbrella. Yeah she's going to need a good long moment under there.

The illusion seems appreciate because she mutters a 'thanks' in chinese. Or what she's equated with it. Her annunciation is all wrong.

The illusion does let her tilt her head up a little, since bright violet tears now just look like rain coming down off her or something.

She seems to be searching her thoughts...

"I don't think..."

"I know German. Fully. I think I know.. some words. I feel...."

She trails off...

She looks back to Jiaying and blinks, still being hugged. She appreicates it. She just doesn't feel like returning right now.

Emotional Addled Vampires are Emotional Addled Vampires!
Naru Osaka 2016-09-06 03:27:00 53979
As the only one who is soaked utterly, Naru lights up at the sight of the jacket. "You sir, are a knight on a sexy bike." She takes the jacket and tugs it on.

Clearly, said jacket is not Naru's size as she's basically lost in it, although that ensures that there's plenty of room for her to pull the teen girl trick of removing a layer without disturbing the top layer of clothing. She tugs the sleeves up enough to be able to draw her wet jacket out from under the dry one, to try and warm up a least a little in dryer things.

"Since Alex got to town so a little while at least." Naru nods to Jiaying, no matter that its not actually been /that/ long.

"Norie is having a bit of a rough time." Naru explains to Alex, which is both redundant and a helluva understatement, all things considered.
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-06 03:39:26 53983
"You know, I'm still pretty sure I could have probably found *something* your size if I'd gone looking for an open store," Alex insists with a wrinkle of his nose, but still reaches over to tap his hand on her shoulder briefly. He totally does not gain any red at all over her initial comment either. NOPE.

"You... think?" He asks of Norie then, curiously, head tilting over to one side again briefly before Naru offers some offer of explanation. "Oh... Sorry..."
Jiaying Maki 2016-09-06 03:50:10 53985
Jiaying Maki doesn't correct Lacrima's Chinese at the moment, that can come later! With a dose of teasing. For now though, friend hug and being helpful. "Wait, you know German? I thought it was Spanish? Neat, you should teach me some. Or help me with my English homework?"

Watching Naru pull the jacket on, she starts to tease her about it and stops shy. Then starts, then stops. Huffing she mutters to herself in Chinese and doesn't tease her for now. Maybe later though, with ghosts and blackjack.
Lacrima 2016-09-06 03:55:00 53988
Lacrima purses her lips and frowns. "Yes. A rough time. Sorry." she says.

She looks to Jiaying. "I did not say I knew german. I said I feel as If I know some words.. I...."

"Feel angry..."

"When I think about this now..."

"Let me talk about something else." she says looking back to Alexis. "Alexis. Have you ever been to Spain?" she asks. "If you have. What was it like?" she asks, head tilting.
Naru Osaka 2016-09-06 03:56:14 53989
"Do you actually enjoy shopping that much?" Naru asks of Alex as she looks up at him and then smiles. "Cause this is fine for the time being, and I can get it back to you tomrrow. Unless you're giving me a ride home, and then I can give it to you there. Either way, I should probably head for home."

Naru turns to Jiaying and Lacrima and her expression is gentle. "Can I come find you again soon to chat more? Cause I've missed our chats."
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-06 04:07:39 53991
"...WEll, no, I *don't*, but you needed a jacket so I thought..." Alex mutters and waves his hand dismissively at the girl. "Whatever. I can give you ride home too, okay? Just a second anyway..."

The german's attention turns over towards Lacrima and Jiaying, and his lips purse slightly. "Um. You guys probably need a moment alone, do you?" HE asks of them, though he blinks right after at the question presented to him. "Uh. No. Never been to Spain. I was in Italy for like a week a few years ago, though. ...And a lot of other places. But not Spain."
Jiaying Maki 2016-09-06 04:12:05 53992
Jiaying Maki looks confused and asks, "Really now?" at the mention of being angry with German as a language. A really strange kind of thought there, but one she can maybe poke at. Something she notes for later. She breaks the hug to lean back on the bench for now, since it was kind of awkward and never let anyone say she isn't completely oblivious. Usually.

"I like Italian food" She says flatly, about the only thing she can say any one way or the other there, she only knows it as the boot shaped place on the map!
Lacrima 2016-09-06 04:17:41 53994
Lacrima head tilts. "Why do we need a moment alone?" he asks curiously.

She purses her lips. "Oh. Okay." she says a bit dissapointed. "I know a little about Europe. Italy. I know what Itallian sounds like.. I think. But that's it. I don't understand it..." she says quietly. Afterall. The Dialect she heard is two centuries old.. in dreams.

"I apologize. If I come off as...."


"Curt." she affirms. "I have a.. mental condition. That makes it hard for me to experience certain emotions." she says with that deadpan neutral expression.
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-06 04:23:57 53996
"Just thought you might appreciate some time away from some random foreign guy, is all," Alex murmurs sheepishly, and rolls one broad shoulder around. He still frowns faintly.

"I see," he says then, to Norie's further words, frowning with some faint concern. "I'm sorry to hear that."
Jiaying Maki 2016-09-06 04:26:27 53998
Jiaying Maki looks over at Norie and says something rather long, in a string of Chinese. There's even a reply! And the hint of movement behind Norie, but that was just a play of the light right? In the rain. Jia leans in for one more hug and says something else in Chinese and sits back on the bench before grinning at Alex.

In an undertone to Norie, actually to her this time, she asks, "When we get home, I want to ask you about what they were wearing, the Italians. And if there were Germans with big feathers."
Lacrima 2016-09-06 04:34:08 54000
Lacrima head tilts. "Why should you be sorry?" she asks. "You didn't do that to me."

"Did you?..."

The deadpaness of this makes it sound so /dreadfully/ serious like she may actually be accusing Alexis.

She's being hugged. She tries to offer a hug back.

"Okay." she says in regards to that question. "I don't remember any germans. But..."


She shakes her head and looks back to Alexis. "That is a nice motorcycle. Did it cost you a lot?" she asks curtly.
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-06 04:57:13 54004
"Just trying to be friendly, geez," Alex mutters, and actually rols his eyes round briefly while he goes stepping along for the bike now, with his helmet getting recovered on the way.

"Technically yes," he says, in regards to the bike. "Technically no. Not really my money." That could mean any number of things. One might hope it's not one of the worse ones. "Look, I'm gonna drive Naru home, you guys..." His lips purse briefly. "...Try not to get a cold out here, okay?"
Jiaying Maki 2016-09-06 05:02:07 54007
Jiaying Maki looks down at herself, completely dry and shunting water off of her clothes. Maybe it's not as noticeable as she thought! The ghost waves from behind Norie and Jia raves to him as well! "Relax, she's stiff, but nice. Just have to get used to the flat tone."

She pats Norie's shoulder and adds, "You were teasing him right?" The ghost behind Norie nods, then fades away. Jia says, "Thanks for the concern. She's used to the cold and I'm staying dry though."
Lacrima 2016-09-06 05:02:38 54008
Lacrima looks to Alexis..."Did I... say something wrong?..I'm sorry." she says as she lets Alexis leave. Deadpan still. She looks to Jiaying and wilts a little heavily now back under the umbrella. Luckily.

That leaves her alone with Jiaying now.

"I don't know. About the german. Thing. That's. A new thing. Just now." she mutters.



"Yeah...I'm fine."
Jiaying Maki 2016-09-06 05:07:20 54010
Jiaying Maki immediately lookse considerably more serious as soon as they're left alone. She gives Norie a tight hug and says, "You're fine, I think he was taking some of it wrong." The illusion disappears after a moment, giving Jia a chance to strengthen her illusion again, making it less obvious when the rain is heavy enough to make her tail visible as it lands, then drips. "Are you going to be alright? We really should get inside somewhere, give you a chance to be somewhere comfortable- we could go to the manor? Or the church?"
Lacrima 2016-09-06 05:20:18 54013
Lacrima tries to hug back. It isn't tight. Or not a lot of feeling. Jiaying is used to this but now. Probably. "I'm comfortable. I like the rain. It's why I was out walking in it." she says softly. "Instead of just... using the Dusk Zone." she says softly. She sort of just sits there with the Umbrella.

"Nrg. I wish I knew why I had these.. feelings. They're not quite memorys it's like... an imprint..or something. Like." nrg.

"Like.. you're not looking at a person, but a statue of the person..." she mutters.