Rainy Day Park Chat

Lacrima meets a new transfer into Tokyo named 'Seth'. They talk about things!

Date: 2016-09-17
Pose Count: 18
Lacrima 2016-09-17 23:32:22 55262
Lacrima had to leave the party yesterday due to being overwhelmed. She tries not to let herself get overwhelmed. Bad things happen then- and in a setting where she realizes that, it's much easier to remove herself from the situation.

She then had time to talk to Natsumi-chan, which helped enough to calm her down and go back to Jia-chan's place to handle things.

So Lacrima, her usual, purple haired, purple eyed, pale self under a pavillion in the park. The sky is grey. It looks like it might rain and it has that feeling in the air. It's just that time of year for storms and rain. She has an umbrella, though it's closed at the moment. She's sitting against one of the support columns of the pavillion and seems to be in thought and otherwise keeping to herself.

She seems to be eating 'way too many candy bars'. She has a bag in front of her- and there's a few many in the trash can near her already.

"I dunno." she talks to self. "Maybe I should.. go do.. the hermit thing.. or something." she says talking to herself. She occasionally gets up to place a small bunch of candy bar wrappers in the trash can before she returns back to sitting down against the support and continuing to eat.
Seth Locke 2016-09-17 23:51:34 55263
    A Park can be a great place to contemplate at things and events in your life. Smells and sounds can bring you back memories, images can give you inspiration - in a way, this is magical. Perhaps searching for a bit of this magic is what brings Seth here, standing facing the pond - and facing away from Lacrima -, gazing at the beauty and grace of the animals that venture in it, and at the island at the center. All very well taken care of, that's for sure.
    His head tilts slightly up, eyes meeting the sky. "Figures...", his words are English.
Lacrima 2016-09-17 23:56:30 55265
Lacrima more candy bars, she probably just dumped like two boxes worth in a bag and paid for them. Luckily money isn't an issue she particularly needs to worry about working with Eclipse.

It does, begin to softly drizzle after a bit. Not quite a pour, but dusty-like drizzle.

She looks to her right and spots a figure that goes 'figures'. She talks up from her seated on the ground location.

"Figures what?" she says between swallows.

"Don't like the rain?" she asks softly.
Seth Locke 2016-09-18 00:13:49 55268
Seth Locke quickly turns his head towards the girl in purple hair, and studies her for a brief moment; so lost in his thoughts, he had forgotten someone might be around. He relaxes, "Oh, I... uh..." He clears his throat, resuming, "No, nevermind... Just silly ramblings." He looks back to the pond now, after concentration is broken, and the magic moment is gone. Not exactly the same, and he sighs.
Rrturning his attention to Lacrima, he says, "I don't mind the rain. It's just that the view would be better on a brighter day."
Lacrima 2016-09-18 00:29:19 55270
Lacrima head tilts a bit, as she purses her lips. "I like the rain. It makes me think of... comfortable things." she says. Comfortable things she can't quite explain of course. She continues to eat her candy bars, as she digs into the bag and offers one up to the boy. "Candy Bar?" she says. They're chocolate. Appear to be something like a 'Mars Bar' for all intents and purpose.

She head tilts. "Bright light isn't comfortable to me." she says softly. "But I deal with it." she says softly, and head tilts.

"You seemed lost in thought." pause. "I know what that's like." another pause. Her tone is extremely deadpan throughout all this. Not much emotional candor too it- but not quite monotone.

"Oh. My name is...."

"Norie." she says softly. That'll work. She doesn't give a family name.

"You're alone in the park, too. Just walking?" she asks.
Seth Locke 2016-09-18 00:47:55 55273
Seth Locke shrugs, "I guess rain can make you introspective, too. To me, it just brings out... darker things." He looks at the candy bar, "Sure, why not?"
He moves from his spot to collect the candy bar, and he then presents himself, "Pleased to meet you, Norie. I'm Seth." He gestures to Norie's skin - where a portion be showing, anyways -, asking. "Skin condition?"
Lacrima 2016-09-18 01:07:04 55275
Lacrima head tilts. "I dunno if I'd call it introspective. Just... something." she says softly. She finishes another candy bar. She pulls out another. How many are in that bag anyways? She just kind of continues sitting as she looks up at Seth.

"Seth." she says. "Transfer Student?" she asks curiously.

She purses her lips and head tilts and looks down at her skin.

"Yes. Health condition." she says. She's used to explaining away the pale skin. And lack of emotional responses by now to normies.
Seth Locke 2016-09-18 01:23:33 55280
"Health condition...", Seth repeats slowly. He nods, "That always sucks..." And gestures towards a seat at the same bench Norie is sitting, "Mind if I...?

In any case, he nods, "Indeed, transfer student. United States, to be more precise."
Lacrima 2016-09-18 01:40:10 55283
Lacrima nods a bit, as she gently finishes her candy bar then stands up and throws out a bunch of wrappers. She comes back. She sits back down. She begins eating again. "You can sit." she says softly.

The rain is picking up. Luckily, they are under a pavillion for the moment.

"I know a few people from the United States. Well. One. And one from Germany and one for China." she says softly. "I think it's China." a pause. "I just know...she speaks Chinese..." she mutters to herself.

"So why the transfer, if I may ask?" she asks.
Seth Locke 2016-09-18 01:58:01 55290
"You may ask", Seth replies with a chuckle. "The thing is, my father's been working here for a while, while me and my sister were all the way across the Pacific, plus mainland." He sighs when he speaks about his father. "My father's always been a distant man since my mother died, so I'm still to understand why he called us." After a moment's thought, he shrugs. "But I don't really mind, however. This land is my mother's birthplace, so I get to be a more connected to her."

Must've been the candy - something in his posture hints out he's not usually this talkative about himself.
Lacrima 2016-09-18 02:22:13 55296
Luckily, the Candy was just Candy. But sugar does sugar things anyways. Not that it effects Lacrima herself.

"Ah, so... estranged father brought you here all of a sudden. What does your father do, anyways?" she asks. "It sounds important, if it kept him here." she says in that deadpan.

She head tilts. "It's strange isn't it?" she asks. "To feel connected to some land? or place?" she asks softly.
Seth Locke 2016-09-18 02:41:13 55301
"I guess it's important...", Seth replies, casually, "...But at the cost of rarely seeing your children for some ten years?" This last bit, not so casual, more like an accusation. "Just what has he been working on? The cure for cancer??" Yes, this is where emotions show.

He struggles to regain his cool. "Sorry. You didn't deserve that." After a moment of munching his chocolate - which apparently also has a calming effect mixed in -, he resumes, "My father is actually a multiple-area researcher. Physics... Biology... You name it, he probably has an appraisal in the field." He shrugs, "Even I dunno for sure what he does, though. Whenever I asked, he just gave me a pat on my shoulder and turned away."

He sighs, "But enough about sad, emo little me." He looks to Norie, now, "So, what's your story?"
Lacrima 2016-09-18 03:01:49 55308
Lacrima head tilts. "Not a lot." she says softly. "Nothing intresting." she says. "I live with a friend. Jiaying-chan." she says softly. "Who's.. trying to learn some things about my condition." she says. "Mostly just that." she says.

"My condition started... a little under a year ago." she says. "It hasn't gotten any better." she adds.

She consumes yet another chocolate bar.

"My condition makes me pale like this and.... deadens. Most of my emotions." she says. The things she can explain on the mundane part on this at least.
Seth Locke 2016-09-18 03:18:26 55315
"And, it makes you munch on chocolate bars enough to have any sweet tooth victim faint, too", Seth remarks, looking at the amount eaten and making a rough count. "Photossensitivity would imply a birth condition, or the triggering of a dormant gene." His guess seems educated, like he read something on it. "But emotional disconnection would lean more to a psychological condition... Unless there was something in you, parasitical type, that would eat away at the hormones produced by the brain that trigger emotional reactions." He looks at Norie, "Have you gone to a doctor to get a check-up?"
Lacrima 2016-09-18 03:29:50 55318
Lacrima mmmms? "Oh, no. This isn't a side effect of my condition. I just.. eat. A lot." she insists. She head tilts. "I'm pale. I don't..mind the sun. It doesn't hurt me." she says. "but I prefer it at night or when it's grey like this." she says.

"It's just...something. I don't know." she says softly.

"Yes I have someone looking into my condition. A few someones I guess." she says.

She doesn't actually use the word 'Doctor' here.
Seth Locke 2016-09-18 03:42:45 55322
"Yes, well, I wouldn't go to a few someones to get a condition handled." And, in retrospect, it's at this moment he realizes the conversation has come to remind him of his own medical condition - seriously, fate really has a way to smack you, even in conversations. After a moment of him going silent, he resumes, "Plus, I doubt Jiaying-chan has any knowledge of state-of-the-art medicine."
Lacrima 2016-09-18 03:55:28 55327
Lacrima says. "No, she doesn't. But she's doing her best." she says quietly. "I have someone, that does know a little more looking into it too." she says. "I don't really think there will be a cure to my condition, though." she insists. "Just making it less horrible as possible." she insists.

She looks back out into the rain as she grabs her umbrella. "I need to... go now." she says. "Thank you for talking. I guess." she says as she begins to open it and begins to walk off, unless particularly stopped.
Seth Locke 2016-09-18 03:59:26 55329
"Don't guess", Seth replies with a faint smile. "It was a good talk." He'll stay around a bit longer. "See you around, Norie-chan."