Gullwing Coffee Opening Day!

Gullwing Coffee opens up! Naru, Seth, Hannah, Kyouko drop by and Sakura works her first day!

Date: 2017-01-01
Pose Count: 64
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-01-01 22:17:35 65201
Busy busy busy! That was Haruna's morning. She opened bright and early for Grand Opening and her hunch was right! /EVERYONE/ needed hangover cure coffee. Corvus, in human form, is tending the till and taking orders and Haruna is checking the machines for temperatures and changing out for midday coffee. She doesn't know, yet, how much exactly she'll need to make for the first few months so she settles on about three fourts of a tank full on everything. She has in fact- just finished that- and is turning to look.

It is midday- so it's not as busy as this morning. There's seats available. People are still coming in and out at least to checkout the place. Haruna's prices are reasonable- and comparable to other places.

Corvus was told to give known magical girls and boys a ten percent discount. Hey, keeping Tokyo safe means you get a little off your morning coffee after you were up all night because some jerk turned a giant boot into a youma and you had to fight it---

Haruna may have fought a giant boot Terribad last night.

Sakura Kinomoto has been tasked with taking orders at tables. Delivering drinks and foods and Haruna is aboulstely sure is the most adorable waitress ever.

"This is going good so far..." she says.
Naru Osaka 2017-01-01 22:27:00 65202
Inevitably it was a very late night and probably not much of an early morning, entirely unusual for Naru, which is why she's not emerging for coffee until much later. Based on the not terribly usual fondness for spandex and brightly coloured running shoes and the fact that she's taking her headphones out as she enters the coffeeshop, it seems like a good idea that this is a mid-run pause for caffeine.

Naru smiles brightly as she looks around, admiring the clean up job that's been accomplished and heading towards a table with a little wave to Haruna and Corvus as she spots them.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-01-01 22:29:34 65205
Sakura Kinomoto smiled as she held the serving tray hugged to her chest, waving to another guest as they walked off. "Make sure you stay nice and warm, it's cold out there today! Bye bye!" She was even getting a little better at math today, today! She'd only messed up three orders so far, on price.

Yet no one had complained about the poor girl and it had likely been up to Corvus and Haruna to notice the mistake. She was feeling a little over whelmed, however.

Her tips had been huge. And she was feeling so, so, so guilty. She'd already talked to haruna at least three times about how she was worried people were giving her far, far too much and she was already getting paid, was it really, really okay for her to take tips like that? She wasn't even that good a waitress! She wasn't making the drinks, either.

And alas, her attempts to get them to give her SMALLER tips had only back fired and gotten her more tips. Whyyyyyy?

Tomoyo was in a corner booth. Sipping her tea. Recording Sakura as she went from table to table, helping each customer. Going 'so cute' so often.

When the door opened for the next guest, she quickly walked over and gave her cutest smile, cocking her head to her side and holding her little metal serving tray over her lap, smiling up at them. "Hello, welcome to Gullwing Coffee! Please take a seat and I'll be with you in one moment!" Before quickly moving to the next table. "Ohhh, so that's a coffee and an orange juice and..." Hmmm... She tapped her chin, then gasped. "You should try one of the apple pastries! They're absolutely to die for!" She blushed and squirmed when she said it, her hands tapping her cheeks. Then eeped. "S-sorry. Oh, you'll take two? Okay! I'll be right back!" before quickly making her way to the til.

"Ummm, Corvis. An orange juice, one coffee with two creams and a sugar, and... two apple pastries, please!" she said happily at the guy, giving him her happy smile.

And then naru arrives! she waves! "Naru-san! I'll be with you in a moment!" she calls out, quickly taking some more orders, before quickly running over and smiling to the older girl. "Hi, how can I help you today, Naru-san?"
Seth Locke 2017-01-01 22:41:16 65206
Give all the magic boys and girls a discount means no discount for Seth, then - (dammit!). He's wearing a pair of dark sunglasses, and his expression is like that of a zombie. He's hardly had any sleep at all! And he's pale as a ghost! When he enters, he starts moving towards a booth, almost missing the familiar faces gathering up at one table.

Almost, is the keyword.

He turns to the girls, and offers them a wave. "Hey there, Naru-chan... Haruna-chan..." He blinks when he notices the happy waitress, "Sakura-chan."
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-01-01 22:56:13 65207
Corvus rings up the order Sakura gives to her and he goes about preparing the coffee and apple juice. Corvus doesn't like being in his human mode but it's kinda nessacry for this kind of work. Obviously. Seriously. Who'd want a 'dirty air rat' to feed them?

Haruna beams at Naru. "Hey Naru-chan!" she says a bit hopping on her tiptoes. She looks over to Seth and purses her lips. "Hey Seth." she says. "Nice place, right? I worked really hard!" she insists. "And now it's opened!" she says.

The order is placed and given to Sakura so she can deliver it.

Haruna slips from behind the counter as she sort of prances toward's Naru a moment. "Naru-chan~ Did Hannah run you ragged this morning?~" she sings. "Or did you skip?" she asks curiously.
Hannah Sharpe 2017-01-01 23:02:36 65208
There's a familiar doggie and young woman that makes her way into the Gullwing! Of /course/ Hannah's managed to wander her way in fairly shortly after Naru! She's in her usual running shorts and tank top, wiping off sweat and generally looking proud of herself! Boris gives a loud bark!

"If she'd skipped without a valid excuse, I'd have dragged her out by the scruff of the Naru neck! Besides, give it a few more weeks, and she'll have confession letters /streaming/ out of her locker!" Hannah, still a horrible person.

Reeeach, Haruna gets pulled into a brief hug and little spin. "You did it, Haruna. The place smells great."

Then, Boris pulls her over to a seat! Tomoyo and Sakura get a woof!

"H...hey, that you Saku? You here for the opening too?" Woof!
Naru Osaka 2017-01-01 23:09:33 65209
"There's no rush." Naru assures Sakura as she lingers by the counter a moment, waiting for Hannah before finding a table. There's a warm laugh as Hannah answers the question about being run ragged. "Not this morning, but yes. We're ostensibly mid-run, but needed a caffeine boost. And sugar boost." She snorts softly at the mention of confession letters. She rarely skips out on a workout, saving skipping out for such events as exorcisms and crippling nightmares. No such excuse today!

"Coffee for me, Sakura please. Two cream and sugar, and I heard somethign about an apple pastry? Can I get one of those to go and something lemony for here?" Naru asks of Sakura, not taking away her waitressing role.

"Hey there Seth." Naru greets before smiling warmly to Haruna. "It looks great. Congratulations."
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-01-01 23:14:56 65210
Sakura Kinomoto quickly ran to the counter, giving him a big grin. "Thank you Corvus-san!" she said happily, before turning and walking towards the table and placing it gently on the table, smiling. "Enjoy!" she said happily. Then returned to Naru's side, nodding. Running to the counter. "Corvus-san. A coffee, two cream and a sugar, an apple pastry and, ummm..." She really, really seemed to be considering it. Then her eyes lit up. "Oh, oh, an order of fresh lemon bites, please!"

And then she was off again, yes! And then froze. She ran forward and gave Hannah a biiiiig hug. "Hannah-sempai!"

There were a few awwwwws from the guests. And then... "You brought your doggie!" Boris got lots and lots of pets as she hunched down.

Then urked. "O-oh no. I-I wasn't supposed to touch an animal... I'm sorry Haruna-sempai! I-I'll go wash my hands right away!" And then ran off, disappearing behind the counter and soon returning, hands all wet and looking a little frantic as she quickly ran BACK to hannah. "W-what can I get you today?" Panting just a little bit.

"Sakura-chan is so cute when she's frantic, isn't she?" Guess who.
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-01-01 23:20:46 65211
Haruna Kurosawa beams with a grin-- a spin and a hug! "There you are! Uh-huh! It was SUPER busy this morning. It's the lul now, until after work." she says with a grin. She head tilts at Naru with a teasing grin. "Oh! Um. Right. You guys probably wanna get something. Corvus'll handle that." she sings.

"Oh! Sakura-chan works here!" she says. "She wanted to borrow Money for Christmas Gifts but kinda wanted to work for the money so I hired her." she asides more under a voice whisper.

She grins at Naru. "I'll get the pastries." more whisperingly again. "I know which ones just came out not that long ago~" she sings.

She walks behind the counter and begins bagging said order. Corvus'll handle the drinks. She'll put it on the tray the coffee will go on- as Sakura is going to deliver that. Coffee gets put on the tray. It's ready!

Sakura gets a big ol' anime sweatdrop. "It's okay Sakura. But yes, go clean your hands." she says.

She looks over to Seth. "Tell Sakura what you're having~" she says. "We have lots of hot and cold drinks and pastries like that." she says.
Seth Locke 2017-01-01 23:22:29 65212
Seth Locke manages not to grumble when he nods and starts talking, "Yeah, it's really nice." He looks around. "Great job, and may the business be successful!" And damn his tiredness, because he didn't notice her before. But his memory serves him very well; that voice - yes, that voice he heard for so many years. A voice he never forgot in all his years of living.

"H-H...", he slowly turns his head to meet the blind girl, removing his sunglasses and showing his bloodshot eyes. "I don't believe it... HANNAH!?"

Needless to say, what Haruna tells Seth has just gone ignored for the moment.
Hannah Sharpe 2017-01-01 23:43:27 65213
Squeeeeze! Slightly softer than normal. No sense in getting Sakura's uniform all sweaty, after all. It's probably adorable! One hand does slip behind Saku's head, for bunny eats towards the sound of Tomoyo! Cute get!

Boris, by the time Sakura is done, has rolled over and has gotten /all/ the belly rubs. Whimper whimper woof! Big doggie eyes as off the Sakura goes! Then Gull whispers!

"Oooh, got it! Kids gloves then. Good job! Don't work her too hard."

Back with Sakura! "Hmm! Get coffee, two donuts, and a bagel for Sir Fluffsalot down here."

But Hannah is quickly distracted. Hannah actually drops her cane. Then she's walking right up to that voice.

"Seth Locke." Pause. Pause.

Suddenly Seth will need to avoid the Oncoming Brohug Train that is Hannah trying to grab him, pull him into a rib squishing hug, and spin him in the air like a rag doll!

"How the heck did, no, no, that doesn't matter! How long have you been in Japan!? Jeez, it's been ages, kid! How're you doing? Hey, you got taller too! Been working out?" Finally she'll let go, and then try to punch him in the arm!
Naru Osaka 2017-01-01 23:45:58 65214
Naru settles at a table, stretching her legs out as she digs out her phone a moment, tapping on it briefly before setting it on the table, face down. Picking a table gives Sakura a stable location to bring drinks and food to, and somewhere for Boris to hang out, out of the way, once he's been fully and utterly spoiled rotten.

"The pastries smell delicious." Naru comments to Haruna as she relaxes. The second half of the run is going to suck, all full of sugar and coffee, but worth it.

The tone from Seth makes Naru's attention go to him, and then she looks between him and Hannah, unapologetically curious. And then Hannah is ambushing him with one of Those hugs and Naru blinks in surprise. "You two know each other?"
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-01-01 23:50:05 65215
Sakura Kinomoto nodded and then grabbed the tray, bringing it to Naru with a smile. "Here you go, Naru-san! Please enjoy," she said.

And then she was off again, running back to Corvus with Hannah's order. "Okay, a coffee, two donuts and a bagel, please!" she said, rocking back and forth in place.

By the time that was done, she quickly took it back to the table, gently placing it down and giving the dog a sad look. The desire to pet. Was so. Strong. It took all of her resistance. But she managed to contain herself.

And yes, her dress was super adorable.

She then ran off, taking a few more orders before returning to... Tomoyo's table. "Yes?"

"I'd love another strawberry tart, please~"

She nodded and ran off. Again. By the time she returned to their table, she was breathing a little heavy. At least she was a hard worker.
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-01-01 23:55:27 65216
Haruna Kurosawa head tilts at Hannah and Seth as Seth calls out. Wait. Did Seth know Hannah!? Why didn't he tell her! She could had totally made a meet up a priority. Maybe it's because she never said Hannah's last name. But still.

"Oh, do you know Seth?" she asks. "Ohhhh! Ohohoh! Tell me how!" she says softly as she sort of rocks on her tip toes a moment.

She looks to Sakura and grins. Corvus gets Sakura's order. He always gets it right.

Haruna looks around and decides to sit at Naru's table for a moment. "How's things going with the uh..."

"'Special Art Stuff'?" she asks. This is a vauge way of asking 'How is your magical stuff goin'.
Seth Locke 2017-01-02 00:08:39 65217
Seth Locke nods to Naru when she asks him about acquantance, "Yes, from a long tiiiii..." That's when it comes, the squishing brohug, where he contorts his face - (Oh, heart... Hold on in there like a boss!) -, "Nice... to see you... too..." And there's that punch in the arm! Finishing blow!

...No, not really! He does take a moment to spin when that bropunch is coming, missing his arm entirely, and placing himself back-to-back with her. That's the fluke of having had some training in sports at some point in your life.

But, that's all there is to him at this point. "I work out in other ways not so aggressive. I do yoga." He raises his hands up. "You win this one, Hanners."

He looks between Haruna and Sakura, "What've you got that can kill off late-night partying drawbacks and insomnias caused by nightmares?"
Hannah Sharpe 2017-01-02 00:12:18 65218
Between Gull and Naru, Hannah's laughing and finally giving Seth some personal space! Both hands go into the air, and she's picking up a donut! Mmmph! "Thanks Saku!" There's even an errant ruffle on the head of the Cutest Waitress!

Boris, meanwhile, lurks. The image of cute temptation in fluffy husky form as he chomps on bagel!

"Hah, I could leave it a mystery~!" Teases Hannah of the two girls, before snorting. "Well...hey, Seth. Whoa!" Spin! Ooh, not bad. Hanners grins heavily at the maneuver. She reaches, ruffle the guy's hair, and then slowly puts him back in his seat.

"Err, uh. Sorry. I forgot. Hey, Sakura! Whatever Seth wants is on me! And by what he wants, he wants plenty of water and coffee and some tylenol. In that order!"

Then she finally turns to Naru and Haruna. "Well, I'll leave the details up to Seth, but basically he'd visit me a lot in the hospital back home when we were younger." Technically true! She's not about to spit out family and health problems. Hannah has /some/ tact. Just not much. "He's an old friend, and a good one. So be nice or I'll be angry!"
Naru Osaka 2017-01-02 00:15:59 65219
"Thank you Sakura." Naru replies as her drink and pastries arrive and she gives her coffee an absent stir, watching Sakura turn waitressing into a speed sport. A little shake of her head, gently amused before she turns her attention back to Haruna at her questions. Both the one to Hannah and the one to her.

"It's going well, generally. Slowly, but only because I'm seriously impatient." Naru quirks a rueful little smile at the admission. "Getting better control, which is always nice. Starting to work out what my options are. How about things with you? Other than the cafe?" She gestures around the restaurant although her smile says that it might be more than enough for there nto to be much 'other'.

There's an ahh of understanding at Hannah's explination of how she and Seth know each other. "I've wanted to try yoga, but haven't yet. I might still." Naru's phone bings and she reaches for it, replying back to the text, with a touch of a smile.
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-01-02 00:22:49 65220
Haruna Kurosawa beams! "Oh! I see!" she says. "Well I've been treating Seth okay already? That's not gonna change. Unless he's a big jerk~ Seth you're not a big jerk, right?" she says between Hannah and Seth. She grins as Sakura scurries about.

She looks back to Naru. "It's going. Well okay." she says with just a hint of... something.

"Something actually...attacked me...? Put me in some sort of illusion world for a few days the other week and-- I'm done talking about it in public!" she says nervously.

Yeah 'vauge' there.

Also, she totally steals a bite of Hannah's bagel.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-01-02 00:25:19 65221
Sakura Kinomoto blinked and stared at seth. He was having nightmares? "O-oh. Ummm... well, when I have nightmares daddy usually gives me a warm glass of milk with cookies, though sometimes I like having tea if I can't sleep. So... whichever one of those you'd like? If you eat light foods before bed it might help too." She wanted to hug the nightmares away, but not while on shift.

She blinked, then walked off, grinning to corvus. "Water, coffee and tylenol, please. If that's okay?" She oped they had it. And, of course, once she had it she came back, placing them in front of Seth. Along with a few packets of creamer and sugar. "Here you go, enjoy. And... I hope you don't have any more nightmares. I'll send you happy thoughts, okay?" she said with her big, everything will be okay smile.
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-02 00:37:34 65223
    The door opens (accompanied by any such chime that may be attached), and in steps Kyouko. Although it's relatively warm out for January (Tokyo not being known for particularly harsh winters), she's wearing the coat that Usagi gave her last year- any excuse to do so she'll gladly take, because it's an awesome coat and she knows it. It's cold enough out for her not to roast in it.

    Red eyes dart around the shop- ever paranoid, and worse for spending so much time with Kunzite. No alarm, but noting exits, possible avenues of attack, etc etc. Habit. Before long, though, they alight upon Naru and the others sitting at their table. Hands tucked in pockets, she heads in that direction.

    "Hey," Is given as a general greeting, as she pauses alongside, a brief smile given to Naru, a polite inclination of her head to Haruna and Sakura and Seth (the three of whom she knows to varying degrees of 'not very well'), and.. a cool glance for Hannah, which, at the very least, is not accompanied by a punch to the jaw and therefore is probably the best the girl can hope for.
Seth Locke 2017-01-02 00:52:08 65225
"I'll extend the order a little", Seth replies. "I'll have a beef and vegetable sandwich; I'm getting hungry, here, sleep will have to wait."

As he sits at the table, possibly leading Hannah, he replies to Naru. "Yoga is actually one of the best things you can do to reach harmony in body and soul. Not entirely dissimilar from meditation practices used by shamans and Shinto priests." He adds, drifting a bit in knowledge, "If we go back far enough, all cultures have their correspondent for meditation. Shamans, seeking advice before the spirits; Oracles, seeking visions of the future; Judeo-Christians, in prayers."

"But I digress, moving on." He looks between everyone here assembled, "So, how's the new year coming along? What are your expectations for it?"

He looks at the newest arrival, Kyouko, whom he's seen once or twice, in passing, and to whom he nods politely.
Hannah Sharpe 2017-01-02 00:53:57 65226
Meditation. Hmph! "Sounds boring! You don't need to sit down and cross your legs to get better! Just hard work and strength!" Comes Hannah. Yup, she hasn't changed at all. If anything, she's gotten more intense than she was as a kid.

"Hey Pocky-chan!" Comes Hannah to Kyouko with a smug grin. Griiiiin. Oh so punchable. It's probably intentional, given Hannah.

She /does/ perk up at the mention of vaguely magical stuff and Naru. Oh yeah, she's eaves dropping.
Naru Osaka 2017-01-02 00:54:59 65227
There's a little frown from Naru as she listens to Haruna. "I'd like to hear more about that.. sometime when we're not in public. Alright?" She reaches for her coffee and takes a sip before setting the cup down next to her lemon bites.

"Nightmares suck." Naru has solid opinions on /that/. "If they are particilarly bad, you might want to talk to someone who works in dreams." She pauses just a moment and then considers Seth. "Did you get the dreams about the artist, a while back?" The way she phrases the question, it's the sort of thing that if you had, you'd probably know that you had.

At the sound of the door, Naru looks up almost expectantly and there's a bright smile for the redhead who arrives. She reaches over, picking up the apple pastry in its to-go bag and holds it up for Kyouko. "Morning sunshine."

"I'm already a big fan of meditation, although I've discovered that I use running as meditation as often as not these days." Naru replies to Seth with a thoughtful little hunh. She laughs brightly. "So far, 2017 has been pretty lovely. I've high hopes for it, really. Should be /awesome/."
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-01-02 00:59:53 65228
Haruna Kurosawa looks to the door and oh! Wow! It's Kyouko! "Hiiii Kyouko!" she says waving. "Welcome to the shop!" she says. "I worked really hard getting it open. We're in the midday lul. It'll get busier soon." she says.

Corvus has to get the Tylenol from a frist aid kit, but it is there, and Seth's order is plated- sandwhich- which is one a hoagie roll because those have nice crispy exteriors and also keep a little better than sliced bread. Haruna doesn't expect the sammiches to sell like hotcakes. People come to a Coffee Shop for the Coffee and Sweet Pastries, she thinks.

She grins down at Sakura and says. "Why don't you take a break, Sakura-chan?" she says. "Before it gets busy again, yeah?" she asks. A pause. "Unless you'd like to take Kyouko's order here? If she's getting anything that is." she says softly.

She does look hesitantly over to Hannah and back to Kyouko. She does hope a fight doesn't break out. She at least opted for a robust insurance plan. She knows 'Gas Leaks' are a thing afterall. Constant... 'Gas Leaks'.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-01-02 01:01:35 65229
Sakura Kinomoto gasps. "Kyouko-chan!" she says and... Kyouko gets a great big hug. O... kay? Apparently Sakura seemed to think they were closer than they were. She motions to the seats. "Here, take a seat and then I'll be with you in one moment!"

She nods to seth, running off to get him his sandwich. "Beef and vegetable, please," she says happily, a big grin on her face and, the moment it's done, back to Seth, placin it in front of him.

And then back to Kyouko. "i'll take a break after I take Kyouko-chan's order," she said with a big grin, looking up to the girl, head cocked slightly to the side. "What can I get for you today? Can I recommend the apple pastries? They're very popular today!"
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-02 01:07:49 65230
    Kyouko observes the expression on Hannah's face, to which her own shifts into a scowl. She might have had more to say, but Naru comes to the rescue by holding up an apple pastry. She eyes it for a moment.. then takes it, her expression softening into a smile. "Hey.. mornin'." She greets. "Thanks." She sounds tired, but considering the big party at the ECFH, that's probably not very surprising.

    A more polite smile is given to Haruna as the girl greets her. "Looks nice." She says, glancing around the shop in a more appreciative, less tactical way. She doesn't sit, just sort of hovering near Naru's chair, though close enough to be easily conversible as she opens the bag and peeks inside.

    Then Sakura hugs her, causing a faint 'oof' to escape her lips as she holds the bag up out of the way. She glances down at the younger girl. "Uh.. hey, kid." She greets, sounding mildly confused, then once release, shrugs and perches on a nearby chair.

    She pulls the pastry out and sniffs it, then takes a bite. "Mmmf mf mmf."
Seth Locke 2017-01-02 01:21:34 65231
"Dreams about an artist? No", he shakes his head to Naru. "But they are particularly bad, and I think I told you what they're about."

He gets his order, and checks the presentation. "This looks great." He takes the Tylenol, puts it in his mouth, and gulps down with some water. "Itadakimasu!", he offers, and then munches on his sandwich.

Looking at Hannah, he frowns. "Yes, you're the 'quick-to-use-the-fists' Hanners I remember, alright!" He drops the question, "But how do you think I look so fit, given..." He doesn't finish that sentence; in fact, he's regretting having started it already.
Naru Osaka 2017-01-02 01:27:04 65232
"Pull up a seat and relax a bit, Sakura." Naru agrees with that sentiment, especially as clearly there was some sort of psychic early recommendation of an apple patry for Kyouko, and it was already waiting for her.

She serenely sips from her coffee, keeping a quiet eye on Hannah and Kyouko to at least have vague warning about imminent fights. Hopefully. Maybe.

"There were a set of dreams perhaps a month ago now, that a few people I know all had." Naru explains on the artist dreams. "I'm finding it interesting to see how many peopel I now actually had the dreams." She doesn't /actually/ call them 'creepy puella dreams', but it would be a better description.
Hannah Sharpe 2017-01-02 01:27:06 65233
That sour look! Ah, yes. Perfect. Really, if Kyouko didn't react so well, the CEO wouldn't enjoy it so much. But she doesn't press the young woman. She respects her too much.

Fists pump into her palm. "2017 is going to be amazing! I'll go right to the top this year! I'll be the absolute best!" Is anyone really surprised?

Seth gets a laugh. "Yeah, yeah, excuses! Whatever. But hey, keep it up."
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-01-02 01:33:23 65234
Sakura Kinomoto nodded as the last order was taken care of. She sat down, a moment later Tomoyo sitting besides her. "You were so cute, Sakura-chan. Working so hard."

Sakura just blushed. "I-I'm really not doing that much, though. Corvus-san does most the work. I just take orders."

She relaxed and... they'd quickly see the effects starting to take over. She'd been working a few hours now, busting her bump. It was her first job, she had NO idea how to properly pace herself. At all. And she was an excited child. But still a child. It was only natural for what happened next as she rested her elbows on the table a little bit and then...

"Sakura-chan?" Tomoyo asked, reaching out, then pulling back and giving a soft little smile. "You're just adorable when you're sleeping."

Haruna Kurosawa 2017-01-02 01:46:29 65236
Haruna Kurosawa purses her lips. "Dreams? I didn't have dreams, but I think I know what you're talking about. Some others have mentioned them to me." she says. She taps her bottom lip. "None of my sleeping dreams are particularly special. I haven't had that repetitive nightmare I used to have, though- I did kinda have a version of it the other night." she says softly as she thinks.

Oh god, Sakura is sleeping. She giggles a little under her breath. "Let her nap. Her shift'll be over soon." she says.

She looks to Hannah and smiles a bit sweetly as she looks back to Seth. She does notice the sudden cut off- but. Not best to pry now.

She looks to Kyouko. "Glad you seem to like it! Corvus bakes them fresh."

"I picked up some things." the currently human-usually-a-bird says behind the counter as he makes himself a fountain drink.

"Well." she says. "I mean."

"The dough is like frozen and the apple filling comes from a jar- but-- they're prime ingredients and I even visited the plant they're made to make sure everything is up and quality!" she insists.

"I read this guide! It said to do that. Make sure you know where everything comes from." she nods matter of factly.
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-02 01:47:34 65238
    Kyouko chews her apple pastry in what appears to be contentment. She swallows a moment later, and pauses long enough to say, "It's really good. Thanks Naru-chan.. and Gull-chan too. Good pastry." Then another bite is taken and she stops talking again for the moment. Her eyes dart between Naru, Hannah, and Seth as they discuss dreams- she doesn't add anything, even once she's finished devouring the treat, but she seems at least mildly interested in the conversation for more than just politeness' sake.

    She eyes Sakura as the girl sits down to take a break, and nods off moments later. She smirks just a little bit, but there's a warmth to the expression which suggests even the Terror of Kazamino is not immune to adorables.
Seth Locke 2017-01-02 01:51:23 65240
"So, you mean like a collective dream?", Seth questions, then completing with a small inquisitive remark of a '...huh'. "What are those dreams about, if you don't mind my asking?"

"Yeah, I heard rumors about this girl back at Infinity", this, he says to Hannah, "Captain of the Kickboxing Club. She's come a long way, for sure!"

His eyes drift towards Sakura, and he chuckles, "Poor thing worked herself to sleep. And I thought I was tired!" He gulps some of his coffee, then takes a bite out of that sandwich.

He looks at Kyouko, "I don't think we formally introduced. I'm Seth Katsumoto Locke, pleased to meet you."
Naru Osaka 2017-01-02 01:55:30 65241
Naru glances over to the dozed off Sakura and there's a fond little smile. D'aww indeed. She turns her attention back to Haruna and nods. "My dreams are weird to begin with, but having dreams quite that vivid from someone else's perspective was all new. Nightmares really do still suck, though." There's a thoughtful moment as Seth asks for specifics and then she mmms. "Yes. Those I talked with who shared the dream all shared /exactly/ the same dream, all from one specific person's perspective. It was her memories, or so it seemed. Having trouble fitting in. Being bullied by stronger and more powerful girls. Making some ... questionable choices. They were really emotionally powerful, hard to watch sometimes. It wasn't the most restful of dreams and there was about.. five of them, I think. Four or five."

Naru looks sidelong to Kyouko and smiles at the contented eating of pastry. "I'd offer to share my coffee, but I know how that'll end." She comments absently to the puella. She lets Kyouko introduce herself to Seth, drinking from her coffee instead.
Hannah Sharpe 2017-01-02 02:00:11 65242
With Seth handled thanks to Kyouko, no one punching her face in yet, and dreams being shared? Well, Hannah is sneaking away. Sneak sneak sneak. She reaches into her running bag. Something is pulled out and then she's trying to creep up behind Sakura!

With much difficulty, she'll try to put a nice soft pillow under Sakura's poor cheek! Best to not get table imprints on her face! She also slips a nice fat tip somewhere in the growing pile. Then she's whistling innocently, going back to finish her donuts.

Legs cross, and she's absolutely /not a sneaky hanners/!
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-01-02 02:06:21 65243
Sakura Kinomoto was slowly lifted by the head from the table, giving a light snort, but not waking up. Her head was lowered again and she nestled it happily. "Mmmmm... Yukito-kun..."

Tomoyo tried not to laugh, her hand coming up to her lips and covering it. She then smiled to Haruna. "Thank you for letting her sleep. If it gets busy before her shift ends, I can help out, okay? I'm happy Sakura-chans first job was with someone who was so kind to her."
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-01-02 02:16:10 65245
Haruna Kurosawa blinks. Yukito-kun..? She head tilts and looks over to Tomoyo and smiles a bit. "H-hey now. Sakura was kinda to me first." she huffs. "Even if she doesn't remember." she says softly.

She grins at Hannah and gets up softly to give her a hug. "I need to get something for myself quick." she escapes behind the counter, and takes an Apple Pastry for herself- makes a mark on a sheet for inventory purposes- and then escapes back to the table and head tilts at Naru and then back at Kyouko. "Do you need something to drink too, Kyouko?" she asks.

She looks back to Seth. She smirks. "Ya know. You could had asked me all this time if she was 'that' Hannah." she says softly. "Hannah is the /best/ kickboxer. But I'm learning super well!" she says. "I'll be ready for regionals this year for sure!" she insists.
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-02 02:20:07 65246
    Kyouko smirks as she watches Hannah apply pillows to Sakura. Then she gives a wry look to Naru. "Yeah, I'd say 'no thanks.'" She says, with a little laugh, tossing her head to clear some errant red bangs from out of her eyes.

    Haruna asks her about a drink just about then, though, and she shrugs. "I'm not a coffee drinker.. but I'd have tea, if you have some?" She asks, with a lopsided smile. "I didn't get much sleep last night." She shoots a glance at Naru, then quickly turns her eyes to Seth.

    She gives him a considering once-over, then shrugs and nods in greeting. "Kyouko Sakura. Nice ta meetcha. I think I saw you up at Mamo's place at least once, right?"
Seth Locke 2017-01-02 02:29:56 65248
Seth Locke shrugs, "What can I say? The odds of splitting, one to parts unknown, and the other finding the first in the same country after so long was... So astronomical, that with some ten-thousand other things to do, asking wasn't really in my top to-do list. So, back then, I didn't get to ask."

He looks at Nary, "Four or five dreams?" He raises his eyebrows in surprise, "Well, the psychic resonance in whoever is having these dreams must be outstanding."

He looks at Kyouko, and nods, "I believe so, yes; at a barbecue party a while back, and then at a Halloween party too, right?"
Hannah Sharpe 2017-01-02 02:34:42 65250
A swift point to Haruna! Also another hug! She lingers, and /very/ reluctantly parts. "Okay, Haruna. I need to get back to the run anyway. I'll definitely be here for closing tonight! Hear that everybody? Haruna is gonna go far!" Reeach, whisper! "Gonna be post-first-day snuggles!" She promises with a wink.

"Hey! Seth! See ya, huh? Don't be a stranger!"

"Kyouko, look after Sakura until you leave okay?"

"I'm gonna finish up, got project!" I.e. stupid board meeting back at the office. A grin.

"Don't slack off Naru-chan!"

With a pay, a woof, and a wave, doggie and owner are off in a rush. Zooom goes the Hanners! One can almost feel the rush of wind as she does so.
Naru Osaka 2017-01-02 02:35:39 65251
At Kyouko's pointed glance, Naru manages a practically angelic smile, utterly full of innocence. For about a heartbeat or two and then she starts to giggle, unable to keep her straight face for long. And then a sip of her coffee, still smirking faintly.

"Her psychic resonance is pretty intense, yes." Naru agrees with Seth mildly, with a thoughtful little mmm. "I should expect at least."

Naru wrinkles her nose a little at the mention of the Halloween party, but she doesn't comment, just picks at her lemon square. She lifts her hand to wave after Hannah and pffts. "I dont slack off. Take care, Hannah!"
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-01-02 02:42:44 65252
Sakura Kinomoto nuzzles her pillow gently. Tomoyo, meanwhile, keeps a vigil over her friend, before she glances to Haruna. "Oh, I know. We... actually... well, Sakura figured it out. Or at least she knows there are others who apparently knew her before. I can't deny it is quite unsettling to imagine a year of my life just... vanishing." Shep ut a hand to her cheek. "A whole year of videos on Sakura-chan's adventures, gone! How could anything possibly be worse?" She shuddered at the loss of artistic value to the world, before smiling again. "But she talks about you all the time, Haruna-san. She's very happy she got to meet you. Even if it is the second time."
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-01-02 02:47:16 65253
Haruna Kurosawa grins. "Hannah. Not exacly a common Japanese name there." she winks at Seth. She smiles and leans back. And oh~ Yes yes yes! "See you Hannah, love ya~" she says as she waves goofily.

She then looks back to Naru and Kyouko. Then Naru busts out in laughter. "What's so funny?" she asks.

She then nods to Kyouko. "Hey Corvus!~" she says. "Tea. Um. With whatever she wants in it." she looks for Kyouko to specify and Corvus does as asked, returning with a simple cup of tea and anything that Kyouko asked for in it if she did indeed.

She grins and Tomoyo. "Well. At least this time I am not a darness and grief powered witch bent on trying to ressurect my sister from the dead by hurting a lot of people?" she asks with a hint of guilt.
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-02 02:50:38 65254
    "Ah, right, right." Kyouko says to Seth, giving him a considering glance as she does indeed recall having seen him at those particular events, though they had no been previously introduced. "So.. what's your deal?" She asks him, with all her usual tact.

    Then Hannah is leaving. She scowls again, sticking her tongue out at the American's retreating back. "I don't take orders from you!" She glances at the snoozing Sakura, though. Not because Hannah told her to or anything, though.

    Naru gives her that innocent smile.. then bursts out in giggles. Kyouko's gaze snaps back to her.. and then away again, looking studiously in another direction. There's a faint tinge of pink in her cheeks, though her expression remains stoic. When Haruna asks what's so funny, she says, "Nothing!" Just a tad too quickly.

    But she's saved by Corvus arriving with her tea, as specified (sugar, no milk), and she gives him a polite smile as she takes it. "Thanks."
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-01-02 02:52:23 65255
Tomoyo nods, taking a sip of her tea. "Oh, yes. Hurting people wouldn't work very well here. Because then Sakura-chan would have to stop you, and you know how she can be." She grinned up at her. "Relentless, no?"

"Though... if your sister was anything like Sakura-chan, I can understand why it happened." Her eyes waved to Kyouko and Naru. A knowing smile formed on her lips. "And it's so nice that Sakura-chan has so many interesting teachers she can call on to help her..."
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-01-02 03:04:08 65257
Haruna Kurosawa head tilts a bit. She's never seen Kyouko blush before and Kyouko is typically that known Badass so this causes her to scrunch her face a bit as she taps her bottom lip. "Mmhmmmm." she says.

She grins down to Tomoyo. "Yeah I know. Cuz you know. I was there already. Yeah... Aki- means a lot to me Tomoyo." she says. "And Sakura can count on me, always~" she sings out. "I need to introduce Aki to Sakura anyways." she says.
Naru Osaka 2017-01-02 03:04:35 65258
"The party went late last night." Naru explains to Haruna. "And I can't claim I had no part in keeping Kyouko awake past her bedtime, but shhhh.. I'm totally not admitting that bit." She lifts a finger to her lips and the 'shhh' is completely a stage whisper, and teasing Kyouko. Clearly.

At the mention of 'witch bent on ressurecting her sister', Naru blinks. "Uhh.. I clearly have missed something /there/." She asks of Haruna, reaching for the last of her coffee.
Seth Locke 2017-01-02 03:06:32 65259
"Okay, Hannah. Take care!", Seth replies as she leaves.

He looks at Haruna, "It's not a Japanese name at all, Haruna-chan." He shrugs, "Neither is 'Seth', nor 'Locke'. My father's American, my mother was Japanese. Her maiden name, 'Katsumoto', which I know is not used in formal Japanese naming, I actually prefer to include in my own name in her memory." He still looks at Haruna. "Overall, I'm not following what you're trying to say."

And Kyouko's lack of tact makes him wonder, "Uhm... My 'deal'?" He hopes for some sort of clarification, but he considers it must be his life story, "Well, long story short, I recently arrived from the United States, at my father's request."
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-02 03:08:28 65260
    "Yeah yeah, but I mean, how'd you end up at Mamoru's place? What's your connection?" Kyouko asks Seth, in what might uncomfortably start to sound like an interrogation, her eyes slightly narrowed.

    Though the effect is ruined as she hears Naru's comment about keeping her up past her bedtime, which unfortunately comes just as she's about to try and sip her tea, resulting in some undignified spluttering and a quick reach for a napkin which conviniently serves to keep her face turned away from the majority of those present.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-01-02 03:09:17 65261
Tomoyo nodded. "Oh? I'm sure she'd love to meet her! Sakura-chan always loves meeting new people, it's one of the many, many amazing things about her!"

And then... "Gnggg?" Sakura asked, blearily sitting up. She looked around in a daze... then shrieked, jumping up, slamming her knee into the table, stumbling back over the chair and landing with a pained grunt. "O-owie..." she whimpered.

Tomoyo sighed and gently reached down. "Awww... such a shame... you sleep so adorably, Sakura-chan..."

She just blushed from the ground, taking Tomoyo's hand.
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-01-02 03:14:35 65262
Haruna Kurosawa looks to Naru. "Basically. It's a long story. I've told it so many times. Anyone could probably tell you, but here's kinda. My cliff notes. I thought my sister was dead so I was pretty much a shut in jerk because my sister was the one who took care of me and I was too shy due to... stuff. I meet a raven spirit in a tablet who says he can ressurect my sister with a magic wish if I collect soul energy. I kinda really want that and also he was playing around with my head and the kind of feelings I had at the time that weren't pleasent."

"So I did a lot of stupid stuff and stole souls and energy from people as some kind of raven witch." she says. "People find out that the raven is duping me into just releasing him so he can kinda get revenge on humans that trapped him."

"They stopped that from happening. I learn my sister isn't dead. I become a Pretty Cure." she says softly.

"Ugh that was still too long." she says glumly. "Oh right. The raven was Coruvs."

"Hi!" waves Corvus.

"I mean. He was a raven. He isn't now." he says.

"That kinda hate over... things. It does things, ya know?" she says.

She looks to Kyouko and then back to Naru and then back to Kyouko and that look grows even more suspicious...."MMMhmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm." she lets it draw out longer.

Maybe she's playing along at this point.

She looks back to Seth. "Seth is just a guy who knows as far as I can tell. Seth, you're not secretly ALSO like----"

Then Sakura falls out of the chair and she eeks.

"Sakura-chan are you okay!?"
Naru Osaka 2017-01-02 03:29:12 65264
"Not too long." Naru shakes her head, having listened to the whole story, trying to pick together bits and nodding slowly as she listens. "If anything, not long enough, but I won't pepper you with questions if it's an uncomfortable thing to rehash." She nods slowly. "Yes, that sort of hate does things, indeed. I'm glad your sister wasn't actually dead and that you and Corvus both are who you are now." She smiles gently, easily.

There's a startle as Sakura shrieks and then ends up on the floor and Naru leans over a bit to confirm that there's not enough blood to be concerning. She's a magical girl, she bounces.

There's a glance between Kyouko and Seth, but Naru doesn't comment on that, instead getting up to take her coffee cup over to Corvus for a refill.
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-02 03:34:31 65265
    Kyouko wipes her face. Then she picks up her phone and taps out a quick message, before putting it back down. Face down.
Seth Locke 2017-01-02 03:35:46 65266
And Kyouko's expression, eyes slightly narrowed, doesn't fall on his oblivious side - he knows now, he's being evaluated. "How me and Chiba-san's paths crossed? Well, the first party, I turned out to be invited by Jiaying-chan, although I quickly left because emergency call." He adds, "A second time our paths crossed, I was tutoring Naru-chan at his place, but a slight difference of opinion has made me realize that perhaps I was overstaying my welcome, so I left." A slight tilt of his head. "On amicable terms, as far as I was able to tell."

He looks to Haruna. "Yes, you could say I know a thing or two. Now, more than ever. Still not enough to be considered in the loop, though." He sighs, "And no. I'm not..."

When Sakura falls, he's quick to look, "Is she okay?"
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-01-02 03:37:09 65267
Sakura Kinomoto nodded, getting pulled to her feet. "Y-yeah. I didn't bump my head or anything. I just kind of... hurt my back and hit my knee," she said with a little whimper, the starts of tears forming in ehr eyes, though she held them in.

At least long enough for her to clasp her hands together and bow to Haruna. "I-I'm so sorry I fell asleep! I-I don't know what came over me! I'll work extra, okay? P-please don't fire me! I-I'll make up for all the time I lost! R-really! You won't even have to pay me! P-please I-I really like working here with you and Corvus-san a-and it's so much fun seeing my friends a-and daddy told me how proud he was of me for being responsible and working a job and and..." Oh gosh she was going to cry. Tomoyo got it all on camera.
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-02 03:40:56 65268
    "Tutoring Naru-chan, huh?" Kyouko asks of Seth, shooting Naru a glance as she walks past, though it's more curious than anything else. Her lips quirk to the side faintly as she looks back to Seth. Overstaying one's welcome at the ECFH is not a common thing, but if he left voluntarily.. she just shrugs. "Alright. Fair enough. I ain't heard nothin' bad about you, so I suppose it was amicable enough." Good news Haruna, with Hannah gone and Seth deemed 'not a threat' for the moment, the chances of you getting blood on your new floors are rapidly dwindling!

    Then Sakura falls. Whoops, duty failed. Oh well, it was only duty to Hannah, maybe failing it is actually a mark of pride for Kyouko. She's not so cold-hearted as to be entirely unconcerned, though when Sakura climbs to her feet and starts to make with the waterworks. she sighs and gets to her own feet. To follow Naru towards the counter. Catching up to the other girl, she gives her sideways glance, but doesn't say anything.
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-01-02 03:42:57 65269
Haruna Kurosawa grins at Naru. "I don't mind talking about it." she says. "Just. You know. It's. The past. Sure, bug me later. You wanna bug me about. The stuff I went through earlier a week or so ago anyways so. We can do both. Since... well. One. Actually leads into the other. Really." she says sheepishly.

She looks over to Kyouko and purses her lips. She seems o want to say.. something. Since she seems annoyed with the face wipe- but nothing particularly comes to mind that isn't even more teasing.

But then she's quickly distracted because Sakura is begging her to stay! "W--wha? Don't be silly Sakura-chan. Of course you can keep working here! We just need to get you some better hours! Today was tough because it was grand opening." she grins.

"Besides, it's your break. You do whatever you want on it. Even if it is sleeping." she says. "Just you know. Be up in time."

She looks to Seth and nods. "You've gotten involved and remember things so that means... something. Usually. Most people. They see 'giant boot youma attacks a street' and then they look back and go 'nah that was a gas leak, right?'" she says.

"But you. You remember the boot." she nods matter of factly.

Corvus refills coffee happily. Also tea if Kyouko wants some. Corvus is more oblivious to thinks like sideway glances or just thinks it's none of his bussiness.

UNLIKE OTHER CERTAIN SEAGULLS. He's looking at you Haruna. :I.
Naru Osaka 2017-01-02 03:45:46 65270
As Naru drops her coffee cup off with Corvus, she peeks at her phone and there's a smirk of a smile. "I think if I have any more coffee, I might start to vibrate." She looks to Kyouko as the girl comes up alongside her. "I should finish the other half of my run, and you are totally not dressed for a run. Want to take some pastries back to ECFH?" She asks of Kyouko.

"I'd like to catch up on both stories, Haruna." Naru nods to the Pretty Cure with a smile. "A little later this week, perhaps? Let me know when's good for you, I suspect my schedule is a smidge more flexible than yours here at the cafe."
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-01-02 03:48:15 65271
Sakura Kinomoto was going to be able to keep her job! Yay! She stepped forward and gave Haruna another big, happy hug. "Thank you, Haruna-sempai! You're the best! I'll get right back to work, immediately!" she said firmly, quickly walking off to take orders.

Tomoyo chuckled and watched her go. She then glanced to Haruna and smiled, once Sakura was out of ear shot. "You and Hannah-san should come by my place sometime. I have just the perfect outfits for you three that I think would be absolutely spectacular." She got to her feed and placed some moneyo n the table. "Though, I do need to go. I wish I could stay to walk Sakura-chan home but I must. I expect this shop will become very popular soon."
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-02 03:50:14 65272
    "You promise?" Kyouko asks Naru cryptically, with a faint smirk of her own. She doesn't explain though, merely shrugging. "Y'know, one of the requirements of my job is that I be able to run no matter how I'm dressed. However..pastries. Yes, I would like to take them." How many of them will actually make it back to the ECFH un-nibbled is another matter.
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-01-02 04:01:27 65277
Corvus nods. "I'll go ahead and box some up for you then." he says as he gets to work on this. He then rings everything up. There's a ten percent discount somewhere in there because Mahou Shoujo get a ten percent discount here.

Look, Burger Boy up the road suggested it.

She smiles at the two. "I'll text you later Naru!" she says. Then she looks down at Sakura and returns the hug. "Corvus'll take over for now because I need to escape to the back office and see how bad we got slammed in inventory for the morning." she says.

"Come back and get me if you do need me though!" she says. She grins at Naru and Kyouko. "Take care two~" she says. "Tell the guys that I said hi! and tell Neph-kun to come by soon! He made a lot of this possible with his help using his old identity." she smiles. "Got me a good deal on the location."

She looks to Seth. "You too. Take care~ and I want you to come find me later so we can talk about some stuff?" she says. Probably about his past with Hannah. More curiosity- than worry.
Seth Locke 2017-01-02 04:09:05 65279
A ringtone is made heard, an actual japanese song. It signals a message, because he pulls out the phone and switches to the message section immediately. He reads, and reads, and reads...

A gasp! His eyes shudder, he blinks, and his body freezes like stone. And, his face acquires some bright signs of true happiness. He covers his face, hands sliding over it, and he sighs, followed by a healthy, hearty laugh.

"I have to go", he finishes his coffee, grabs his sandwich to go. "It's urgent! I need to get home, go online!" He turns towards the table. "See you all soon!"
Naru Osaka 2017-01-02 04:09:59 65280
Naru answers that cryptic question from Kyouko with a bright grin and then looks to the pastry choices. "I /can/ run in anything too, I just find it more /comfortable/ in running gear. Runners have the best socks. Not cute, but the /best/ socks." Running socks are a revelation, they're just too damn expensive.

"Take care, Haruna. I'll look forward to getting together, and I'll tell Neph to stop by." She looks to Kyouko and there's a grin. "You should poke Neph, you see him more than I do. And don't finish all the pastries before I get back. I know how many Corvus put in the box." She grins at Kyouko and then pays for coffee and pastries and waves after Seth. "Later, everyone."
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-02 04:13:06 65281
    Kyouko eyes Seth as he hurries out.. then shrugs. Then she smiles to Haruna. "Will do." This with regards to telling the guys hello.

    Then she eyes Naru in turn. A brief upturn of her nose. "Hmph. I wouldn't finish all the pastries. I ain't an animal, Naru." There's a twinkle in her eye as she says it though. She knows her reputation is well-deserved.

    Then she picks up the box and turns to head for the door herself.