Entertain the Notion

Naru fell asleep at Alexis's place. Waking up is an awkward surprise. But it's certainly an icebreaker. And maybe they could get closer, after all.

Date: 2016-09-11
Pose Count: 68
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-11 13:01:52 54474
It's an hour or two after the two teens arrived in the incredibly large, lavish house where the Raskoph family lives during their stay in Japan. Because rich people, man.

And eventually, Alex is the one to stir within the bed first, with a quiet groan of dazed waking. The german boy rolls slowly within the bed a few times over once he's reached consciousness, before he actually opens his eyes, and lays on his back to just stare at the ceiling for a moment. Something in german is mumbled before he decides that maybe he can rest his eyes a moment longer, and thus closes his eyes again and turns over onto his side to lean against Naru. It's not like the world's going to go any--


The realization hits him like a brick falling from the top of a skyscraper. His eyes snap open wide to stare at the side of the redhead, and then the rest of his body jolts upright to sitting, while his face goes flushing towards the redder spectrum.

Naru Osaka 2016-09-11 13:14:11 54475
The plan, poor as it might have been, was to steal a corner of the bed to sit on and do some drawing while Alex crashed for a much needed nap. Cunning plan, indeed.

The plan worked fine for a little while as evidenced by the sketchbook that Naru has curled an arm around. At least until the quiet and relaxed conspire with any number of nights with less than amazing sleep to knock her into naptime as well.

Naru shifts in her sleep just a little when Alex leans on her, that particular quirk of weird not entirely processing through her sleep.

The sudden movement, however, and the sound of her name make her blink her eyes open, waking with a start. "What?"

The blink, and the next as she considers Alex is a pretty good clue that Naru isn't entirely awake yet.
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-11 13:20:22 54476
Alex's face turns redder still, from just watching her there, even while she's in the process of waking up. Slow as it is. The fact that he hasn't had the mind to shuffle away from her probably isn't really helping matters particularly for him.

"Why... are you in my bed?"
Naru Osaka 2016-09-11 13:26:02 54477
"There's stuff on the chair." Naru answers as she reaches a hand up to rub at her eyes, still dragging brain into the here and now and coherent.

A moment later and she adds as she blinks her eyes back into focus and moves to sit up again. "Sorry."
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-11 13:27:56 54478
"Naru," says Alex, just a little firmer, even if his voice is still shaking a little from the sheer fact that this whole scenario has left him blushing wildly and his heart beating a bit faster than it rightfully should. "You're in my bed," he repeats, as if though perhaps she might not have properly understood him the first time. Due to still being in the process of waking up.
Naru Osaka 2016-09-11 13:34:55 54479
"Sorry." Naru repeats again as she uncurls, sitting up and moving to get up entirely. "I hadn't actually planned on staying, not for long at least. Well not this long." She's awake enough to be blushing now, her voice edging more into something closer to embarassed. "I didn't mean to make it weird. I'm sorry."
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-11 13:42:10 54480
"Um..." Alex stumbles along whatever words were supposed to come out for a moment there, and he glances away from NAru, too, while his hand neurotically scratches at the back of his neck. At least he's not trying to scuffle away from her. Yet. "It's, um... okay... I mean, you,um... were tired too, right...?" Slowly, he turns his head back over, to actually look at her again. "...It's okay."
Naru Osaka 2016-09-11 13:52:09 54481
Naru pauses, sitting on the edge of the futon, still close. There's a little nod and a rueful noise. "Apparently one good night's sleep doesn't entirely kill the tired." She turns a little to glance at him at the mention of it being okay and then reaches over to collect her sketchbook from over next to him. "Are you feeling better with more sleep?"
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-11 13:59:57 54482
"Um. I... I guess I am..." He murmurs in a slightly akward tone, but at least his hand drops away from the back of his neck finally. He even manages a faint smile, there. "You're not, um... I dunno..." And more stumbling on words, apparently. "...Freaked out about sleeping next to me? I mean..."
Naru Osaka 2016-09-11 14:06:26 54483
"I'm glad." Naru comments on the fact that Alex feels somewhat more human after a nap. The next question brings up a whole different set of awkward and Naru shrugs first in a non answer.

It doesn't hold for long, that non answer, just long enough for her to tuck her legs up cross-legged and turn a little more towards him. "Um. No?" She offers and then takes a breath. "More just sort of feeling dumb that I freaked you out, though."
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-11 14:18:37 54484
"I mean, I was more just surprised to see you, really," Alex murmurs in that akward tone. For a moment, he remains akwardly silent, but soon enough he takes in a deep breath of air in some effort to steel himself, and slowly turns himself along the bed, assuming the same cross-legged posture to face Naru. "...Especially since, um... Girls don't usually..." Akward cough, and a glance off to the side. "...You know..."
Naru Osaka 2016-09-11 14:26:18 54485
"Don't ususally get all creeper stalker about staying while you're asleep and then add super extra weird by falling asleep?" Naru offers with a twist of a sheepish self depricating smile. "I am apparently really bad at this."

A glance down at her hands, that have settled onto the sketchbook in her lap and Naru absently flicks the book closed.
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-11 14:38:13 54486
A quiet, akward sound of vague laughter rumbles up Alex's throat at that, and he murmurs, "Yeah, I guess so... But, um..." His eyes flick away from her again, and the blush on his cheeks turns a little brighter, briefly, while he scratches at his jaw. "That's not really what I meant, I guess..."
Naru Osaka 2016-09-11 14:47:02 54487
"You know I'm going to ask you what you meant, right?" Naru points out as she fiddles absently with the edges of her notebook, glancing up at him and catching his blush. Fresh new blush, on top of already there blush and she erms softly, about to say something and then pausing and shaking her head touch. "What did you mean?"
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-11 14:54:39 54488
"I meant, um..." Alex mumbles, and with his blush flaring out brighter when he attempts to look NAru in the eye, his head turns off to the side to look pointedly elsewhere agian. "I mean... Um... It's just... you know how it usually is when... Um..." An audible swallow cuts off his words.
Naru Osaka 2016-09-11 15:00:12 54489
Naru pauses a moment and watches him blush and stammer and she lifts a hand from her notebook and offers it to him. "I can translate out of Alex sometimes, but that was not enough words to start guessing at." She takes a slow breath. "Or at least not if I don't want to just say what I'm thinking, which I don't know if its what you're thinking."
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-11 15:03:39 54490
"Um..." Is all Alex sounds out in his uncertainty, at first, but he does gingerly bring his hand over to take her offered one, squeezing lightly out of sheer instinct of sorts. "I dunno," he breathes out eventually, lame as it is.
Naru Osaka 2016-09-11 15:08:37 54491
Naru gives his hand a squeeze as he takes it. "Cause .. well.. I am unreasonably fond of you for how short a length of time that we've known each other." She admits quietly, looking down at their hands. "And if you're not into me at all like that, then I am being a crazy creeper type and that's not cool and I need to quit making it weird. Like by falling asleep on you."
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-11 15:15:55 54492
"Uh... you mean, like...?" Alex mumbles out, but considering the brightness of his particular blush, he might already understand well enough without her giving further explanation. His eyes fall down to their connected hands. "I'm... um. Not really... used to that kind of thing, you know," he murmurs then. "Travelling a lot and all..." Spite his words, his thumb takes to idly rubbing along crook of her hand between thumb and forefinger.
Naru Osaka 2016-09-11 15:25:20 54493
"Yeah." Naru agrees to the collection of words that don't make a sentance, but as she said.. she can generally translate out of Alex. Mostly. "I'm .. not either y'know. I don't even have travelling as an excuse." She notes quietly and then watches their hands even still before daring to peek up at him.
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-11 15:31:39 54494
Another audible swallow. Even Alex can't do much to be oblivious at this point on, and he falls silent for a good long, akward moment while all the information sinks in. Apparently their holding hands are a very popular thing to look at right now, too. "So... Um..."
Naru Osaka 2016-09-11 15:38:09 54495
There's a good long awkward moment and then Naru can't help but laugh softly and looks up at him. "Can we start with establishing that you're willing to entertain the notion enough that you're not like.. super offended or anything?" There's oblivious and then there's willful ignorance.
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-11 15:42:55 54496
"Huh?" Alex's eyes flick up to actually look at Naru again at that, and then he chuckles lightly over it, too, akward as it might still be. "Oh, yeha... I'm not, no... I mean..." And his gaze falls back down to her hand. "...It's not like I don't... Uhm..." For some reason, the particular words meant to follow are a little difficult to verbalize.
Naru Osaka 2016-09-11 15:57:05 54497
Naru watches him as he fails to articulate.. well.. much of anything really. General agreement and a lack of outright denial shall have to do for the moment and she smiles a little and then settles quiet, content for the moment to just let a whole swack of new thoughts and ideas percolate for the moment. She brushes her fingers over his knuckles, enjoying the simple touch.
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-11 16:00:49 54498
The silence persists for a longer while, surely, with the two of them being the way they are. Just sitting together and idly squeezing and brushing of fingers seem to be good enough for the time being. At least until Alex eventually speaks up.

"Um, you know, I might end up dragged out with my folks any day," he mumbles quietly, and somehow his eyes lower down even further. "...And even then I might not be a good boyfriend..." There might be more words meant to be said there, after, but they're left hanging for now.
Naru Osaka 2016-09-11 16:08:21 54499
It's a comfortable silence, one between two people who are pretty good with silence, really, and the added delight of touches of fingers is a bonus

"I know." Naru answers quietly on the first, with a little nod. "You might, but you might not too. Seems silly to let a maybe that we can't control decide everything."

The second brings a blink from Naru and a squint as she looks up at him. "What? Oh yeah, because the whole being a really sweet, and thoughtful and honourable guy is /totally/ crappy boyfriend material. If you decide to become a super villain or something, then we can talk about not good boyfriends."
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-11 16:12:45 54500
"...Supervillain?" Alex blinks his eyes rapidly over that a few times over and he just lets out sheepishly, "Um... right... that's kind of a bgi leap, don't you think...?"

ANd then, a sigh. "...I more mean, I'm... Mh. I'm not as sweet as you think, maybe. And I'm not... really used to people being... close to someone, I guess..." ANother heavy sigh, before he manages to finally, slowly, lift his eyes up, towards her face. "...WIth that in mind..." Swallow. "...Would you still want to...?"
Naru Osaka 2016-09-11 16:27:06 54501
Big leap. Yeah. Something like that. Naru just smiles at the apparent dichotomy in asking one's potential boyfriend to please try not to be a villain.

"I think you're sweet." Naru points out and then takes a breath, held a moment and sighed back out. "We're both messed up in different ways. You aren't used to people being close, and I.." She pauses there, thoughtful. "am getting used to not just being the victim all the time. So.. it kinda goes both ways on that, y'know. I might be a fairly terribly girlfriend too. Willing to try and figure it out?"
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-11 16:35:15 54502
"You're definitely more used to... people, I guess, than I am," Alex points out sheepishly, and... even if his face is flushing brightly, he manages to hold his gaze on her eyes now, for a while at the very least. Even when he answers her questionw ith a quiet "...Yes."
Naru Osaka 2016-09-11 16:46:06 54503
"You've met Usagi.. being used to people was kinda a defense mechanism." Naru grins at him and gives his hand a squeeze and fairly beams when he actually manages to articulate that perhaps the relationship thing wouldnt be so bad to try and sort through.

Naru smiles then and starts to giggle softly. "I think we've established that we might be doing this all backwards when we /started/ by waking up in the same bed."
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-11 16:57:05 54504
Even Alex ends up letting out a rumbling sound of laughter from that. "Yeah, I would say so," he murmurs, and smiles ever-so-faintly to her, with his hand squeezing at hers softly. "But... well... Yeah."
Naru Osaka 2016-09-11 17:03:02 54505
The rare sound of Alex's laughter makes Naru grin and she gives his hand a squeeze.

"Hungry? Cause I'm working on starving, and I'm pretty sure if I tried to find food in your house, I'd get lost and starve to death." She teases him lightly.
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-11 17:13:48 54506
"A little bit, yeah," Alex allows with a slight dip of his head in an instinctive effort to hide the wide smile steadily growing on his lips. "I can... yeah. Get you some here. Um." A bit shyly, he peeks up past his brows at her again.
Naru Osaka 2016-09-11 17:20:43 54507
"A quest!" Naru leans over to impulsively kiss his cheek. "Shall we see if we can brave the wilds of the house to get to the kitchen and find food? I'm going to assume that you ususally survive on more than doughnuts."
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-11 17:28:53 54508
The kiss - even if it's just on the cheek - doesn't exactly help the case of Alex's blushing. "Uh, mbl... Yeah! Yeah, uh... yeah. Um..." Apparently his brain gets shortwired briefly, too. "...There's some, uh. Leftovers from yesterday. In the kitchen."
Naru Osaka 2016-09-11 17:33:34 54509
Really, it is that blush that inspires kisses to Alex's cheek and Naru grins at him, the 'adorable' thought but not spoken.

"C'mon." She tugs on his hand as she uncurls enough to stand from the futon, tugging him with her. "As absolutely adorable as you are blushing and tongue tied, hungry."

Okay, spoken as well as thought.
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-11 17:54:22 54510
"...I'm still not adorable," Alex insists regardless, of all things, and shuffles himself along just enough taht he can stand up form the bed too -- hand still held in hers, too. Because letting go doesn't seem very tempting right now, honestly. "THis... um. This way..." And so, he goes on to guide her back to the hallway.
Naru Osaka 2016-09-11 18:05:20 54511
Sketchbook left behind on his bed, forgotten in the prospect of food, Naru follows Alexis out into the rest of the house. Hand in hand, because clearly the two teens haven't prompted enough gossip amongst the staff yet, Naru is paying more attention as they venture back out.

"You could have pretty impressive gatherings in this house." Naru muses as she follows along with him towards the kitchen.
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-11 18:18:08 54512
Naru might notice that Alex's blushing still hasn't exactly eased off, and despite the talk before, he's not havign a particularly easy time keeping his gaze resting on her at any given time for more then a few seconds.

"I am pretty sure my parents would give me hell for that," he points out. "They might not be at home much, but I'm pretty sure they'd find out if I held a party here.

The cleaning staff present in the house is currently not in the kitchen, thankfully. Once they're in there - it's a damn-well furnished large room at that too, with all top-of-the line machinery for making food and such - he finally unlatches his hand from hers so that he can go rummaging through the unreasonably large fridge. "Um. My parents eat pretty fancy, but we have some pretty simple lasagna here too, if you...?"
Naru Osaka 2016-09-11 18:25:50 54513
"I also figure you'd be utterly weirded out by the idea of people here, so it's probably not too much of an issue." Naru points out, just ignoring the details like him blushing, or not looking at her. "Also, less party and more.. people just sort of hanging around and chatting."

Naru looks around, letting go of his hand and leaning against the counter. "I'm not picky, whatever you're having is good." She grins as she looks around again. "Mako would love this kitchen, I bet. Although there's something to be said for compact kitchens, less walking to get everything you need."
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-11 18:50:31 54514
"I'm not sure that would make much difference for the folks," Alex points out with a rueful little sound resembling a grunt in his throat, and brings out a tupperware container from within the kitchen to be carried... all the way... across the kitchen... to be set down by a cabinet where he can actually get the plates from, and starts piling lasagna from the container onto two. "Um. We only have milk and water as far as drinks go. Unless you want to get drunk, which I somehow doubt."
Naru Osaka 2016-09-11 18:54:14 54515
"Really? Are they going to be weird about me being over here?" Naru asks as she watches him collect things and scoop out food. "Its fairly normal to my mind to have friends at the house.. my place, Usagi's.. we're usually at Mamoru's cause the guys already all live together." Naru shakes her head at the offer to get drunk with a soft giggle. "Not so much, thanks. Water's good."
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-11 18:57:36 54516
"Oh, uh... no, I don't think they'll be weird about you, no, just... you know, big gatherings." Alex wrinkles his nose briefly in thought for whatever reason, and moves on to stick one plateful of lasagna into a microwave oven. "I'm not... really used to big gatherings outside of school. Or fights."
Naru Osaka 2016-09-11 19:07:40 54517
"And you enjoy school gatherings enough to not go." Naru teases him with a grin as she leans against the counter before she considers. "The BBQ is going to probably have a swack of people kinda in and out, just so you know. If you get weirded out by all the people, just poke me, and we can go somewhere quieter." She brightens a little. "Ooh, I can show you the mural. Well, the bit I've done at least."

Ideally no /more/ of the mural will develop 'issues' between now and then.
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-11 19:22:56 54518
Alex ends up taking all of five seconds to consider Naru's first suggestion before he dips his head in a slow nod. "...Yeah. That... Yeah. That would probably be good.

The mural-- Well. He doesn't actually know that much about *that* besides the occasional mentioning of such, so he tips his head to the side. "Yeah, sure. It's... at your place, right?" For whatever reason, his cheeks get brighter with red again with that. Maybe the memory of his previous visit to her home slipped up there.

The microwave dings, and Alex promptly steps over to remove the platter from within-- and then shoves it to send it sliding down along the counter towards Naru. "Forks and Knives are in the drawer to your right there. Top one."
Naru Osaka 2016-09-11 19:34:21 54519
There is just a moment of pause of culture clash as Naru reaches for the drawer to her right to pull out forks and knives for each of them and she sends a set along the counter in return for her plate. There's a moment of soft laughing. "Of course your house tends towards forks. You have no idea how much I missed chopsticks when I was in Europe."

"The mural is at Mamoru's apartment." Naru shakes her head at the question of if it's at her place. "I'm painting the walls of one of the apartments with a mural, I've got the waterfall done .. mostly done.. I think I'm going to do the night sky part of it next." She comments as she pokes lasagna with a fork, letting it cool a bit first.
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-11 19:47:59 54520
"...Yeeaaah I am not exactly doing so well with chopsticks myself," Alex admits sheepishly after he's set another plate - supposedly his own - into the microwave. "That might be a problem if we ever go out to eat at a restaurant. You might have to feed me." Was that a joke? MAybe. MAybe not.

"I'll get to see it during the bbq then," hhe points out with a brief appearance of a smile on his part. "You know. Unless I end up running out of there in panic after realizing how big the crowd is."
Naru Osaka 2016-09-11 19:52:30 54521
"Like a seal?" Naru teases him right back as she giggles at the idea. "Toss you tidbits for you to catch in your mouth?" She pffts at him. "Chopsticks aren't /hard/. Just practice."

"Even better.. the mural is down in the apartment proper, and the bbq is up on the roof." Naru comments as she stabs some lasagna with her fork. "So when you need a break, we've a perfect excuse to go hide for a while." Naru grins brightly. "Although you'll at least know a healthy chunk of people, which helps the 'big pack of strangers' part of it, if not the 'big pack' part."
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-11 20:00:20 54522
"NNnnnooooo," Alex protest with a feigned pout momentarily put upon his expression. "That could very easily end up with food getting wasted, you know. I don't trust us enough to actually get all the food where it's supposed to go like that.
Naru Osaka 2016-09-11 22:57:41 54523
Naru has to laugh at that and nod. "Yeah, probably." She takes a bite of her lasagna and mms. "It's good." She declares and then gestures to it with her fork. "This sort of thing doens't work quite as well with chopsticks. Possible, but high potential of messy."
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-12 00:09:48 54526
It's by then that Alex removes the other plate from the microwave too, and with a glnace ssent to NAru, he turns towards the table in the middle of the room. "...Yeah, pretty much. Although in my case, I think that would end up being the case with most foods, really." The last is admitted with a faint, rueful chuckle before he settles onto a chair. "...I guess Usagi was more right than I was at the time, by the way."
Naru Osaka 2016-09-12 00:14:01 54527
Naru has settled at the table already and quirks her head at him. "What was Usagi right about?" she asks as she settles in to nibbling once Alex comes to join her.

Naru pauses and then uncurls and asks. "Where are glasses? I'll get us water, unless you want milk?"
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-12 00:22:34 54529
And as it happens, Alex is sitting down right next to her, too. All the space in the kitchen is going to waste. "Oh. Uh. I should have gotten those before I came down here," he realizes on the matter of the glasses. "Um. Over there--" He provides regardless of his faint sense of failure, with a gesture towards one of the overhead cabinets.

"And you know. About, um. Us." His cheeks flare red again with those particular words. "She kind of had that look and talk about her, back then. ...I mean, if we're actually gonna, um." His eyes drop down to his lap, briefly. "...Date. And stuff."
Naru Osaka 2016-09-12 00:28:23 54530
"Naw, then I get to feel like I'm helping." Naru comments to him with a grin as she opens the wrong cupboard first, and then gets the right one on her second try. No one ever picks the right cupboard first off, it's a law somewhere. Two glasses acquired, two glasses filled with water, two glassses brought back to the table.

Naru settles back into her chair first, and then looks at him and the blush and there's another of those grins. They usually come with a statement about how adorable he is, but she manages to refrain. "She wasn't the only one who made that assumption, you know."
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-12 00:34:48 54532
"I *guess*," Alex allows, even if he is a little hesitant to do so -- since it basically is him admitting that he has been more or less in denial when it came to people all but shipping them. "...I dunno, it was just..." He goes on then, but then frowns when he realizes that he didn't actually have all that much in the way of further words to say. "...I don't know where I was going with that."
Naru Osaka 2016-09-12 00:42:04 54533
"Weird to think about?" Naru offers as she stabs her lasagna to go back to eating. "Both in potential and in reality?" She holds up a forkful of lsagna. "I'm going to go out on a stereotype limb here and guess that you did not make the lasagna, yes?"
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-12 00:52:06 54535
"I dunno if I'd say that, but I guess," Alex murmurs quietly -- and then promptly reaches a hand over to her side, to take one of hers into a gentle squeeze again. "It's... not that easy to explain, really. But, well..." He peeks down at their hands, and then up at her. "We're here now." Beat. "...And no, I didn't. The chef did."
Naru Osaka 2016-09-12 01:01:53 54538
"We're here now." Naru agrees, giving his hand a squeeze and then laughing again. "This week. This week has been kinda crazy. Good crazy, but lots and lots of thinky thoughts."

"You have a chef?" Naru blinks at him and then shakes her head and giggles, leaning over to nudge his shoulder with hers. "My place, you have to put up with my cooking." She warns and then adds. "And chopsticks."
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-12 01:12:41 54539
The returned squeeze to his hand brings a brief smile from Alex, even if his head dips downwards a bit again. "Yeah, we do," he admits with a quiet chuckle. "Rich parents, remember? ...They tend to work a lot so they've always hired people to do some stuff for them that they don't have time for. Including cooking." And then his tongue sticks out briefl at her. "You'll have to train me to use them right then. Or just feed me."
Naru Osaka 2016-09-12 01:16:51 54541
"I just learned to cook." Naru points out as she makes a grab for his tongue, willing to set her fork down to do it. "It helped that my mother is WAY better at business than at cooking. I cooked with Usagi's mom when I was really little, and it's fun. I enjoy it." She oohs softly. "Makoto is an /amazing/ cook, however, and I expect some of her stuff will be at the bbq. I should remember to ask her and see if she needs help over the week. If she's doing cooking for it."

"You just want me to feed you." Naru points out with a grin.
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-12 01:23:17 54543
Of course the tongue slips back out of her reach again-- though it might have been returned into his mouth a bit slower this time around. Maybe. "I'm sure you'll be a fine cook," he assures her, with another squeeze given to her hand. "...Maybe I can actually eat some you've made next time I'm over."

And then he sheepishly looks off to a completely different direction from her and quietly claims, "I have no idea what you are talking about."
Naru Osaka 2016-09-12 01:33:01 54545
"Technically, you .. oh wait.. nope. You didn't have any of my lunch." Naru grins at him and then leans over to give him another little nudge with her shoulder. "You don't get any of my lasagna. I like it too much." She notes to him, in almost a stage whisper of gentle teasing. "Besides, you know how to use a fork. I should claim fork ignorance here, if either of us gets to claim fork ignorance."
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-12 01:50:24 54547
"Missed your chance on that then," Alex teases her ever-so-lightly in turn with that right before he jabs a forkful of lasagna into his own mouth. Possibly to demonstrate that yes, he is in fact capable of eating with a fork. "I am still going to claim chopstick ignorance, though. Just so you'rre aware."
Naru Osaka 2016-09-12 02:00:11 54549
"My only chance /ever/ to share my lunch with you." Naru laments, suitably melodramatically and then ruins it with a giggle. "Granted, you have to get at it faster than Usagi if she's there. If she's forgotten her lunch." Which probably happens often enough, by the sounds of it.

"You are welcome to claim chopstick ignorance." Naru confirms with a laugh. "I reserve the right to tease you about it."
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-12 02:18:20 54552
"I meant your chances of claiming fork ignorance," Alex corrects with a brief sound of amused laughter. "MAybe when I'm less tired I'll actually have a chance to steal some food from you, though. Not that I couldn't just buy some from the school cafeteria, I guess... Not really the same as home-made stuff, though, is it?"
Naru Osaka 2016-09-12 02:24:00 54554
"It's not the same." Naru agrees as she retuns to illustrating her fork abilities with eating more of the lasagna. "Then again, you'll have to turn up at Seishou for lunch to steal some. Or I come back over to Verone." She pauses and then adds. "You'll probably get ambushed by girls at Seishou." She grins at him.
Alexis Raskoph 2016-09-12 02:32:17 54556
"Now whyever would that happen, exactly?" asks Alex in an apparent claim for ignorance. He even puts on his most innocent-looking face while he peers at Naru over the forkful of lasagna he sticks into his mouth after, brows lifting upwards slightly.
Naru Osaka 2016-09-12 02:38:35 54558
"I dunno.. " Naru laughs at his innocent face and waggles her fork at him. "Cute German visiting? Ambushed." She declares with a snort. "And yes, cute is a compliment." A return to eating her own lasagna, making fairly short work of the piece, even while they're chatting and teasing.