Little person, big heart

Sakura met Seth! He trolled her.

Date: 2016-11-23
Pose Count: 22
Sakura Kinomoto 2016-11-23 08:30:01 61274
Sakura Kinomoto was standing at one of the game consoles, pulling on the levers, pushing the buttons, getting an... okay score. Well, she was just a little kid. There was an odd crunching sound coming from her bag and occasionally she'd slip over a small snack or some other treat, usually a single cheeto.

The little girl happily played before cringing as Sailor V died. "I can't believe I forgot to ask her. Ugh," she said before climbing off the chair, grabbing her bag and walking towards the counter. "I'll ummmm... I'll get a small strawberry shake and a... ummmm... a taiyoki," she said happily. She then pulled out her money and put it on the counter.

"You're a little short," the register person said, making her eep. "I, ummm, I am? I'm... I'm just waiting for a growth spurt." ".... Your money, miss. About eighty cents." "O-oh! Ummm, one second..." she reached into her bag, ruffling through it, drawing a 'hey, watch it!' from kero.
Seth Locke 2016-11-23 08:52:19 61275
A boy walks into the Arcade, dressed in an Infinity uniform, carrying a satchel with the same establishment's emblem embedded on it. As he arrives, he gives a quick look around, to see who's here - being this a usual gathering spot for people, maybe he'd find someone he knows.

But, there's no one here that he knows, at least for the time being. So, he heads over to the counter, and waits in line to get his request - which is right behind Sakura.

Now, if she is short at age 10, then compare the guy who's behind her, passing the six feet mark. In any case, he does listen to the remark that Sakura is short, which causes him to notice her embarassed reaction.

"Well, you know what they say about little people...", Seth remarks in a cheerful sort of tone. "They got big hearts."
Sakura Kinomoto 2016-11-23 08:59:18 61276
Sakura Kinomoto blinked and then turned on him. "toyo, I'm not--" and then froze. Her cheeks turned bright red when she realized it wasn't her brother. Very, very red. She stared up at the massive boy behind her, giving a little squeak. he... was almost as tall as her brother!

She stared up at him, before scratching the back of her head and laughing nervously, then folding her hands in front of her and bowing her head. "S-sorry. I thought you were... someone else. Eh heh... sorry." She then started rummaging through her bag, letting him go ahead. "I'll be a moment, sorry."
Seth Locke 2016-11-23 09:12:38 61277
Going on ahead, then, Seth approaches the counter as Sakura gets delayed over finding the money, and orders a three-flavored ice cream with chocolate coating. He looks at Sakura while his request is being attended to, and seeing how she's having some trouble, he politely offers, "Need some help there?"
Sakura Kinomoto 2016-11-23 09:16:37 61278
Sakura Kinomoto shook her head. "No, no, I've-- ha!" She pulled out the money.

"finally," came a voice from her backback.

She quickly pretending to ignore it, putting the money on the counter and taking her shake before... sliding the taiyoki into her back pack. She took a sip of her shake and let out a soft sigh of relief. Good thing Tomoyo wasn't there or she'd have been all 'Such a cute shake drinker!'
Seth Locke 2016-11-23 09:26:18 61279
His order solved, Seth pays the cashier, and steps aside for Sakura to pay for her order. And, when she pulls the money, he blinks. He could've sworn a voice just came from the backpack. "...Huh?"

He starts moving towards a table, looking curiously between the backpack and the young, big-hearted girl.
Sakura Kinomoto 2016-11-23 09:34:18 61280
Sakura Kinomoto looked around as she looked for a seat. Then, noticing they were mostly taken... "Mind if I sit here?" she asked, motioning to the seat across from him. One of the only ones left! Once okayed she very gently put her bag down besides herself and slid into the seat, happily drinking her shake as her feet rocked back and forth, humming gently.

"I'm Sakura Kinomoto," she said after a bit, smiling up to him.
Seth Locke 2016-11-23 09:50:09 61281
Well, Seth sure isn't one to deny a request. "Oh, sure." He gestures to the seat in front of him.

Once Sakura is sitting, and she presents herself, he makes his own introduction. "And I'm Seth Katsumoto Locke. Pleased to meet you, Kinomoto-san."
Sakura Kinomoto 2016-11-23 09:56:52 61282
Sakura Kinomoto nodded, sipping her drink and eying him. "Sooo... Infinity, right? I've heard it's a pretty good school." Of course, she was wearing the seishou public uniform. She glanced to her bag that was, well... was there chewing sounds coming from it?
Seth Locke 2016-11-23 10:07:03 61283
Seth Locke nods, "Yes, I study at Infinity, and indeed it is a fine institution." He looks at her uniform. "And you're from Seishou, if I'm not mistaking uniforms..."

Whatever he was bout to say gets interrupted as he starts hearing those same sounds from Sakura's bag. "I think you left your tablet running some movie, or something, on your bag." He brings the spoon to his ice-cream, "Either that, or you must have some gremlin in there." And starts eating.
Sakura Kinomoto 2016-11-23 10:09:17 61284
Sakura Kinomoto urks, shaking her head. "No no, not a gremlin." She popped it open, glared at the contents, reached inside and then the sound stopped. She smiled back to him. "Yep. Just my tablet. I really should have left it home and I'll probably have to do that next time if it keeps acting up and trying to get me in trouble."
Seth Locke 2016-11-23 10:22:39 61285
"Why would a tablet try to get you in trouble?", Seth asks. It's really the way she phrased it all, very unusual; and clearly, he isn't dumb. "Why would a tablet get you in trouble at all, for that matter?" He seems almost amused at the way the conversation is going.
Sakura Kinomoto 2016-11-23 10:24:34 61286
Sakura Kinomoto blinked a few times, urking. Oh, gosh, she was the worst liar ever. "Err, I umm... it's just a saying. You, errr, you know how when your phone alarm goes off and you yell at it to be quiet even though it can't actually hear you? It's... like that. Not ACTUALLY living, but sometimes it feels like it could be? Yeah. That." Really bad liar.
Seth Locke 2016-11-23 10:48:01 61287
"Yes", the boy doesn't sound very convinced. "If only that technology was used in alarm clocks when they ring, instead of having to reach for the snooze button, right? Surprising how they have it on iPads and other tablets nowadays, and they never thought to use them on the most basic mechanisms. A shame."

It all seems fine, but then... "But what does that having to do with it getting you in trouble?" In other words, he believes she's now over-explaining things.
Sakura Kinomoto 2016-11-23 11:01:45 61288
Sakura Kinomoto gave a soft little squeak. "Because it uhhh... was being loud and... going to get me in trouble for making too much noise?" she said nervously, the little water drop over her forehead as she struggled to come up with good enough excuses.
Seth Locke 2016-11-23 11:20:35 61289
"And yet, nobody complained. I know I sure haven't." Seth replies, chuckling. "So anyways", he now changes subject, "how is Seishou Public School? Is it a good school?"
Sakura Kinomoto 2016-11-23 11:27:44 61290
Sakura Kinomoto nodded quickly. "Oh, yes! It's a great school! I've already made plenty of new friends in the last few weeks alone." Even after everything had changed for her. She gave a nervous smile, rubbing the back of her head. "Do you know anyone else from there?"
Seth Locke 2016-11-23 11:40:30 61291
"Well, I know Naru Osaka... Usagi Tsukino, too...", Seth recalls. "Really nice girls." He looks at Sakura, "And then there's you, whom I just met!"
Sakura Kinomoto 2016-11-23 11:43:23 61292
Sakura Kinomoto cocked her head to the side, sipping the rest of her shake. She then shook her head. "Ah, never met either of them. Are they my age?" Then blinked. "Oh, wait. They're probably a lot higher grades, aren't they?"
Seth Locke 2016-11-23 11:57:33 61293
"I think they're fifteen, if memory serves me", Seth comments. "Naru is social and hard-working, that I can tell." He moves on to Usagi, "Usagi is all cheerful, very social..." He adds, "And a bit of a crybaby." A /bit/!? Insert comedic laugh here, folks! "As in, like, better have your scuba diving gear all set up because of the rushing flood kinda crybaby." Yeah, that's more like it.
Sakura Kinomoto 2016-11-23 11:59:35 61294
Sakura Kinomoto blinked, then giggled. "Oh, I'm sure she's not that bad, you shouldn't talk about your friends like that," she said with a light smile, before sipping her drink. She then glanced to her back. "I should actually get though, though. My brother is probably home by now and he'll worry if I'm too late."

She scooped up her bag and made her way towards the door, waving back. "I'll see you later, okay?"
Seth Locke 2016-11-23 12:15:20 61295
"I'm not bad-mouthing", Seth makes the observation. "She is nice; you should see her in her happy face. Makes a whole storm fade into the bright sun."

He nods when she talks about her brother, "Oh, I know how brothers can be." He can relate to them, in fact.

He chckles, "Okay, then. See you around, Sakura-chan! And tell your gremlin I said goodbye to it, okay?"

He's still talking about that, even if in a joke. Yeah, Sakura wasn't all that convincing.