A New Year

Much like the old year.

Date: 2017-01-03
Pose Count: 190
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-03 13:53:31 65624
    New Year's Day. The sun is high in the sky by this point- it must be approaching noon. The light beams in through the large windows of the ECFH living room. The usual one.

    Kyouko sits on the couch. She looks a fair-bit a wreck. Flushed cheeks and circles-under-eyes would be an indication of not much sleep, even though she's already been out and about this morning- the evidence of that is the box of pastries from Gullwing Coffee Shop sitting on the coffee table in front of her. In jeans and a more casual shirt than last night, she has one leg pulled up and is lazily munching on one of them, her eyes half-lidded.
Naru Osaka 2017-01-03 14:06:26 65625
Sleep is for suckers! Clearly this is Naru's philosophy today as she's also clearly already been out and about based on the fact that she's still in her running gear as she unlocks and pushes the door to ECFH open.

Tugging her headphones off and crouching to untie her running shoes, Naru doens't /look/ all that tired, at least no more than usual, but there may possibly be enough caffeine running through her system to offset any lack of sleep.

Phone and headphones end up on the coffee table and Naru flops onto the couch next to the puella.
Ariel Theodore 2017-01-03 14:14:49 65626
    Sleep is pretty great. Some people like to do it more than others. Like the certain guest that stumbled into the party late, tuckered out fast, and conked out hard and long.
    Ariel wanted to be more social, but dozing off kind of made that a thing that didn't happen. She didn't even make it to midnight on her first New Year in the waking world. But she's not pouting right now-- she's up though. And she is up. Everyone has Lucky to thank for that, considering the sudden bleat from one of the guest rooms.
    The guest room she comes staggering out of, looking sleepy-dissheveled, face glistening with dog slobber, and silvery hair sticking right up in a cow-lick that more than likely actually came from a dog, and with Lucky shoving her out the door with cold nose to her back.
    "Fwuah... Good mooooooooorning~..."
    ... It's still morning right?
    Let the girl have her dreams.
Mamoru Chiba 2017-01-03 14:26:07 65627
This is, incidentally, around about when Mamoru appears in the kitchen doorway from the other entrance. Appears like a ghost, silent and spectral. Well, no, that's a lie. He's only silent because he hasn't said anything yet, and he doesn't look remotely spectral except for the fact that he's in a summer yukata over his pajama pants, and it's regal and starry, but it's also completely clashing with the actual literal masked house slippers on his feet and the fuzzy pale yellow and pastel blue plaid jammies. Also he's rocking his usual epic bedhead and his glasses are smudged. But for all that, he looks remarkably well for someone who was at the party last night.

He pushes his glasses up. "Morning! I've appointed a Minister of Brunch and he's me. The only requirement is that I don't have to be the one to deliver room service except to Usa. So I hope you're all hungry and up to volunteering." His smile wiiiidens. "Big greasy brunch. Made with fried leftovers and eggs and bacon and potatoes, all of which are also fried, maybe I should fry the toast too..."

He glances back over his shoulder. "Only, why did no one make coffee yet?"
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-03 14:30:22 65628
    Naru flops down beside her, and Kyouko lazily, almost automatically, puts an arm around the other girl's waist and leans against her. Well, truth be told, it's more of a droop than a lean. She, apparently, has not been intaking the amount of caffeine that is currently fueling Naru. At least she has the energy to continue to chew her pastry.

    She looks up as Mamoru emerges though, turning her head to peer at him over the back of the couch. "Morning. Also, probably because we actually went out to an actual coffee shop. Don't blame me though, that's nii-chan's job usually. Dunno where he's got to. Probably tuckered out from chaperoning half the city last night."

    Ariel gets a curious glance as well. She's not a usual occupant of this apartment, but given the party, it's not like Kyouko is shocked to see her wander out of a guest room. "Mornin'." She offers.
Naru Osaka 2017-01-03 14:33:12 65629
"I only got here!" Naru protests on the topic of coffee making with a snort of amusement. "Give me a sec, and I'll make you coffee." Because /clearly/ she needs more coffee, she can't yet see through time.

A sec might be a couple more seconds as Kyouko leans on her though, and Naru absently settles a kiss to the other girl's cheek, but her greeting as she turns her head is for Ariel. "Morning sunshine!"

No one should be that chipper on New Year's Day. It's just criminal.
Ariel Theodore 2017-01-03 14:35:20 65630
    So a quick trip to the bathroom to splash face and at least make herself look more presentable does away with the dog-slobber and cowlick look. It's probably all for the better that she not be seen like that for too long, it's way embarassing.
    But Ariel is a remarkable, rare, and elusive creature: one that is not fuelled on caffeine. Already good and awake.
    "Hi~, good morning~." That is to both Kyouko and Naru.
    This makes two forces of chipperness in the room. "Oh, if someone shows me how, I can help-" She does volunteer in regards to the coffee situation as raised by the almighty Minister of Brunch.
Mamoru Chiba 2017-01-03 14:46:00 65632
Three. Three sources of chipper. Mamoru is usually a morning and night person with school in the middle, so his days off tend to be spent sleeping a lot. Apparently, sleeping in until nearly noon was enough?? Because despite his haphazard appearance, he's plenty awake and lacking in headache-- it's probably a fashion statement. It states 'princes do what they want'. Also probably 'I live here'. "You went out? You look like someone scraped you off a sidewalk with a folded up paper plate," he objects Kyouko-wards, then blinks at Ariel as if only just noticing her. "You're a vegetarian, right? I'll keep the meat stuff in a different frying pan..."

He wanders out of sight of the kitchen 'window' counter for a moment, and there are sounds like clanking pots and pans. He calls out, "Naru, stay put. You're both birthday girl and one half of the couple of honor, which means you don't have to get up until delivery time. C'mere, Ariel-- fill up the coffee pot with water and then pour it in there," and he's pointing, "then put what's left of that bag of coffee in the filter on top right there, and hit the 'on' button."
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-03 14:51:20 65633
    Kyouko, the only non-chipper one in the room?! Have we entered bizarro-land? It certainly seems that way, because she's still all like =_= even as she's eating pastry. Kyouko could basically eat pastry in her actual sleep though, so that's indicative of nothing. "I was lured." She protests to Mamoru's objection to the fact that she's already left the apartment this morning. "And thanks, you look like shit, too." Affectionately said.

    Then Naru gets to observe her blush again as Mamoru mentions the 'couple of honor'. "Excuse me?" She questions, twisting again to peer with narrowed eyes towards the kitchen. It's not an objection, persay, more a 'wait, what did you just say?'. It is Naru's birthday though, this is true. She already got her present from Kyouko.
Ariel Theodore 2017-01-03 15:00:51 65634
    It's fine to only just notice Ariel, for all her desperate attempts to be a social creature the night before, there was hijinx, a dog-related misadventure, and a funny story that no one shall ever know, which all explain why she crashed so fast before anyone could even notice her.
    If it's so illegal to be this bright and cheery, the ECFH must be some kind of crime ring. In no time it'll be suits and full body yakuza tattoos for everyone involv-- no no nevermind that, Ariel is already following Mamoru right into the kitchen. Though she does pause. "Oh? Birthday?"
    This results in a head of silver hair poking over the counter like a periscope, to stare at Naru for a beat. The gears are churning there.
    But she has a task now. "Ah! Yes um. Well things like milk are fine but-" But it's probably best for her to avoid the fried bacon. And fried eggs. ... And ... Well all the frying in general as she performs the aforementioned steps. In order, following instructions to the letter.
    Ariel acquires water.
    Ariel pours water into 'there'.
    Ariel deposits coffee into filter.
    Ariel hits 'on'.
    Ariel proceeds to just... Stare at the beginning of the brewing process in rapt curiosity.
Naru Osaka 2017-01-03 15:05:58 65635
Naru is good at staying put at the moment and she pffts softly. "I am capable of making coffee, even on my birthday." She points out, although she isn't getting up, it's true. She does, however, turn with Kyouko to echo that squint of curiosity at 'couple of honour'.

Still its a good life skill for Ariel to learn to make coffee. Honest. That's totally it. Naru reaches forward to add more sugar to her first breakfast, insulating her stomach from the layer of grease its about to encounter in not so very long. "Somewhere in that kitchen is a wraith apology carrot cake for Usagi. If she didn't obliterate it already, I vote she has to share for sleeping in."
Kazuo Takeba 2017-01-03 15:07:52 65636
It may make more sense that Kunzite isn't out and about yet when one considers that approaching noon means that it was not yet noon ...

... and the last time anyone saw Kunzite, he was talking quietly with Zoisite in the approach to dawn.

Sunrise was about seven AM. You know. Four hours and a bit ago.

Somehow, nonetheless, when Kazuo appears silently in the mouth of a hallway, right back in blue jeans and white shirt as is more usual for him, he has gotten a shower and his hair is dry. Possibly the man does not actually sleep. "Congratulations, Naru. Good morning, Kyouko. Good morning --" He has to actually take enough steps to see into the kitchen to identify who's in there, rather than doing it sheerly from sounds of voices. "Happy New Year, Ariel. Mamoru."
Mamoru Chiba 2017-01-03 15:19:48 65638
"I look amazing," Mamoru corrects Kyouko blithely, then absently ruffles the little unicorn girl's silvery hair as he passes her with a jug of olive oil. "Good job!" he tells her, plunking it down on the counter next to the stove. "I had no idea carrot cake actually worked on her. Last I knew she thought it was a quick and dirty way to ruin cake..." he comments Naru-wards, and then he hears Kazuo even as he ignores Kyouko's question. When Kazuo looks in, Mamoru's already taking the 'canned sliced potatoes' shortcut and the 'oh hey there are literally already caramelized onions let's just dump them in' shortcut, and is only cutting up apples.

That smile's pure bright sunshine. "It already is."

Then apple gets dumped in the frying pan with olive oil first, and it's only just been on long enough to hint at sizzling with the impact. "Steer clear of the range, Ari-chan, don't get spattered; oil's gonna get really hot." He sets out another frying pan and fishes in the fridge to acquire the kind of leftovers that can be fried for great justice, along with a bunch of bacon and then two cartons of eggs. "Hey, can you teach Ariel how to make toast?"
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-03 15:20:19 65639
    Kyouko is ignored. She scowls. She turns back around and huffs, burrowing in slightly against Naru as if in protest of being so ignored. She knows that Mamoru is up to something, even if that 'something' is just going to be embarassing her in some fashion she has yet to fully parse. Embarass her in front of- well, given present company, Ariel, really, everyone else here already has plenty of material on Kyouko.

    "He's up to something." She says aloud in a grumble to Naru, as she steals a bite off of the opposite side of the other girl's pastry, because officially dating Kyouko means that literally none of your food is safe, ever. THen Kunzite appears, and she summons the best smile she can summon, which is pretty decent despite the fact that she looks like she was hit by a train. "Mornin', nii-chan." She eyes him. "You all make me look bad, you know that, right?"
Naru Osaka 2017-01-03 15:23:16 65640
"Not her favourite, but /I/ like it and it was what came over post-wraith, so I'm taking a technicality here." Naru notes to Mamoru as she loses pastry to Kyouko. "Besides, once you put that much sugar and oil in anything, it is seriously no longer a vegetable."

"Of course he's up to something." Naru comments absently to Kyouko as she relaxes back on the couch and reclaims her pastry. "It's Endy. /Duh/." She waves over the back of the couch towards Kunzite. "Morning."
Ariel Theodore 2017-01-03 15:32:25 65642
    "Good mornoon, happy new year~." That is the greeting for the newly arrived Kazuo as Ariel continues to... Stare at percolating caffiene.
    It is a magical process and she must learn its secrets...
    At least until she's pulled from her rapt coffiene watching with a ruffle. There's a tiny bleat as her hair is mussed, sparkles and glitter snowing almost everywhere; clinging to Mamoru's hand, and probably dusting into the coffee.
    It's okay the coffee is just a little more sparkly now.
    But as Mamoru works on food-- making Ariel's head turn with the sight of an apple getting fried, she weaves amid the earth prince and his work, keeping her distance from the range, and rummaging for mugs. It shall be assumed she is guided for them or eventually finds them-- which has her setting several out, one for everyone (except herself).
    "How do we want our coffee?" She at least knows people do stuff like put milk and sugar in it.
    It is okay Kyouko. Ariel is as nonjudgmental as can be. And if there are reasons to be embarrassed, they seem to be sailing clean over her head.
Kazuo Takeba 2017-01-03 15:43:37 65643
"I think that may actually be in my job description," Kazuo confirms to Kyouko on his way through. Then he reaches the threshold, and from there he does nothing, for a moment, but regard Mamoru steadily. And finally he answers, perfectly reasonable in tone, "No."

He lets himself into the kitchen; his hand rests on Ariel's shoulder for a moment in passing, and he reaches down mugs for her, because shelves are high and unicorn is small. "Black, thank you. Or we could just put out the accoutrements and let people manage for themselves." At the risk of there being at least one person who opts for fifteen spoons of sugar, but that's okay.

That gives Mamoru a little time to finish dealing with the 'drop things into hot oil' stage, and be merely into the 'maintain things in hot oil' stage. Which means that Kazuo can take an opportunity to slip past Ariel, and come up behind Mamoru, and slide arms around his waist, without the risk of Mamoru actually dropping anything into a pan faster or from higher than intended.

It also means that Mamoru is getting extra glitter on his shirt, but that's really the result of being anywhere in Ariel's vicinity right now.
Mamoru Chiba 2017-01-03 15:56:55 65644
"Using a toaster is a life skill!" protests Mamoru at the flat and perfectly timed 'no', but doesn't push it; he only grumbles and rolls his eyes a little, shoulders hunching in slightly for a second to go along with the grumpy face he's only showing the frying pans.

The smell of delicious is already filling the air; the apple bits are hot but mostly still firm and only starting to soften slightly, so Mamoru dumps in the potatoes and onions and adds the tarragon and honey, then turns down the heat and starts pushing stuff around in the pan with a spatula.

He's clearly thinking about something, because he's silent after that, and his posture's somewhat subdued. It's as he's starting to turn to where Kunzite was standing a moment ago that hands slip around his waist, and arms enfold him, and all at once--

--the smallest of laughs, self-conscious and appreciative in equal measure, and Mamoru relaxes and leans against Kazuo a little bit. He even briefly closes his eyes, head tilted back to rest on the taller boy's shoulder. Only briefly: frying things must be minded. But his free hand settles over Kunzite's arms around him.

Then the 'up to something' gets its payoff. "Hey, guess what, Kyouko didn't know she and Naru are a couple," he says conversationally, loud enough for the girls on the other side of the counter can hear it clearly. "And people thought *I* was oblivious."
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-03 16:02:07 65645
    Kyouko has just started to relax again, her eyes half-lidding and her stolen bite of pastry swallowed safely, when Mamoru's over-loud, conversationally spoken words drift over from the kitchen. She sits bolt upright, and Naru (for the who-knows-how-manyth-time in the past 24 hours) gets to see her turn approximately the color of her hair again.

    "What? What are you talkin' about?" She snaps, suddenly wide awake, because the only way she knows how to handle embarassment is 'anger', even if in this case, the anger holds no true heat. "I ain't oblivious! And what do you know about it anyway, you... you prince?!" She snaps, half twisted on the couch next to Naru in order to scowl and point a finger towards the kitchen. "I'll have you know that we're officially a couple and last night was our first date and our first-"

    Her mouth suddenly snaps shut with a loud 'click' as her brain catches up with her mouth, and she hurridly turns back around and hunches down on the couch, low enough to hide her head from the people in the kitchen. Sorry, Kyouko has left the building.
Unmei Tama 2017-01-03 16:09:43 65646
Unmei Tama groaned as her eyes slowly started opening. She gave a soft yawn, hands reaching up to cover her mouth as she shoved her blankets off. She then got up, scratched herself somewhere inappropriate, and walked to the door.

Ugh, why was she still in her clothes? She should have--

Bam. She slammed into the wall, bouncing off it and landing on her butt. She stared at the wall for a few moments in her sleep addled state. Where in the world was her door? It was right there, she was sure of it!

Then she looked around. "Wait, where am I?" she finally asked. "Pin?"

'You slept over at the party.'

"... Oh. Cool." She gave another soft yawn and then... noticed Yuzu on the cot. She blinked a few times... then shrugged, taking the map and making her way towards the nearest bathroom! "I wonder if this place has a gift shop..." It wasn't THAT big! Probably!

She freshened up, using probably a bit more magic than was necessary to do it, making sure to lock the door before she started using her strings. Then, once she was sure she was sufficiently pretty, she smiled and walked out the door, heading to the kitchen and... "Hiiiiiii," she said in that cheery tone of the worst monster imaginable.

A morning person.
Ariel Theodore 2017-01-03 16:11:57 65649
    Ariel IS small. She's hardly taking up any space in the kitchen as it is; though she does briefly lean into the contact of that hand. It is true, she is smallness incarnate, which would make procuring mugs difficult in this case. The issue is however, thankfully, handled by the almighty tallness that is Kunzite; which does earn him a pretty big beaming smile. Though it falters momentarily, lips pursing in that thoughtful manner that has by now become a telltale sign the girl has something pressing on her mind. But whatever it is is not brought up. Not now anyway.
    Right now is coffee time. For anyone that isn't her. She either seems to pay no mind to Kunzite's close proximity to Mamoru; or perhaps doesn't notice? Or maybe she finds absolutely nothing in it worthy of reacting to. It's just how it is, but she does give them a little space as a result. It's easy to give people space when tiny. And it gives her time to get things like milk and sugar and set up a tray, only to pause.
    And there she is periscoping her head over the counter to peer, head tilting over at Kyouko and Naru when she hears that.
    And Kyouko's response.
    Ariel is small, but that isn't sailing over her head.
    "Oh. That's really nice~."
Naru Osaka 2017-01-03 16:15:24 65650
Yep. Endymion was up to something.

Naru seems zen in the face of Kyouko both turning scarlet and sitting up and informing Mamoru and everyone else awake at ECFH exactly what she thinks right before her brain gets involved. She quirks a little smile as Kyouko manages to catch up with herself and she starts to giggle leaning over to settle another kiss on Kyouko's cheek. Which certainly is going to help that blush a lot.

"Yep. Endy was up to something." Naru comments, clearly not nearly as embarassed as Kyouko is, still giggling softly and saying something too quiet to be overheard to Kyouko.
Yuzuki Amemori 2017-01-03 16:18:18 65651
Yuzuki Amemori is sprawled out on the cot, mostly covered by the blanket draped over her. At some point in the night, she had dug her headphones out and had been listening to them in her sleep. They've come loose in her sleep and are partially draped over her face now instead. Then she hears someone stirring in the room! "Whossat?" she asks, hearing some kind of name asked questioningly. "I didn't say anything weird in my sleep right? I sometimes talk to myself." Literally. He even has a name!

She sits up straight, adjusts her headphones, pauses and sets them down on the pillow instead. She lifts the blanket to see if her shoes are on, then she rolls off of the cot, stands up and begins stretching out before finally making her way to the kitchen thing. Only remembering to pull the hairband from her hair and re-do it after she's already there.
Kazuo Takeba 2017-01-03 16:28:46 65652
Unmei's is a voice Kazuo doesn't recognize. His head tilts in a sudden quiet alertness, but -- Mamoru's free hand doesn't move. There's a brief struggle with the old temptations, with deciding that he knows better what's called for; in the end, though, he stays where he is.

Which conveniently keeps him from any risk of backing into Ariel's way. "She can't use a toaster when her hands are already full," he explains to Mamoru, deadpan. And then lifts his voice to call outward toward the living room, "Happy New Year, whoever that is. I don't think we were introduced."

There is exactly zero teasing of Kyouko or Naru. Mamo's already got that part covered.
Unmei Tama 2017-01-03 16:38:07 65653
Unmei Tama blinked a few times. Ah... "Well, err, nothing. Just talking to myself. when I woke up," she mumbled a bit sheepishly. She looked around the kitchen for a moment. Oh, a bunch of cuties! Sweeeeeet. And then a voice. "Unmei and Yuzu! We slept over, I think!" She then paused. "Or we were kidnapped! But I'm thinking it was the first one! I vaguelly recall some of these people!" Wow, she was actually pretty chipper for someone who had spent the previous night hiding behind Yuzuki. She gave a light yawn and pulled out a chair for the sleepy teen, before pushing her in and... fiddling with her hair for a few moments. Then looked around...

"Soooo. Is breakfast included, eh heh? Or is this the point where you tell us to get out? Though, be careful. If the food's too good we might never leave." She gave a little wink. That's actually probably how they got Kyouko, so maybe they should be careful.
Mamoru Chiba 2017-01-03 16:53:11 65654
"I know, right?" Mamoru responds to Ariel, his eyes basically going n.n at the sparkly girl. But then Kyouko-- "Yeah so when were you gonna tell me, nerd? I had to tilde it out of Naru via text," he calls out after Kyouko's outburst, "and she wasn't even sure at that point. Welcome to the world of horrible big brothers!"

Once Kunzite wins his mental war with himself-- which Mamoru waits through patiently-- the prince's hand tightens on the arms around his waist, warm and victorious and affectionate and already making excuses: Usagi's still in bed and he's going to bring her breakfast, after all. "Well she has to learn sometime," he answers Kunzite, and then ducks his head to look through the kitchen counter window and see who Unmei and Yuzu are.

He doesn't even have to! They're legit right there. And they can see tiny unicorn girl flitting about in the kitchen, and they can see tall white-haired bishounen standing behind slightly less tall but still tall black-haired bishounen who's frying breakfast, Taller's arms around Not Taller's waist. Taller (that's Kunzite) is dressed in jeans and a white oxford and has actually groomed hair, like he's a grown-up or something, and Not Taller (that's Mamoru) is in a starry yukata over yellow plaid pajama bottoms, and his glasses are smudged and his black hair's sticking up in a case of epic bedhead.

"Hi Unmei and Yuzu! I'm Endy. I live here. I'm making breakfast but that basically means a lot of fried things. Fried leftovers, fried potatoes, eggs, bacon, fried toast, fried coffee..."
Yuzuki Amemori 2017-01-03 16:56:07 65655
Yuzuki Amemori looks confused and asks, "Why would you call yourself Pin?" She's still drowsy enough and new enough to the magical partner thing that it doesn't click. After all hers is in her head, only when she's asleep! Taking the offered seat, she holds her hand up and says, "Thanks" before slumping forward and yawning. Eventually her head touches the table and she puts her hands over her head like she might be going back to sleep.

At the mention of food, she sits up up, leans back and rests her head on the back of the chair. "I can help cook if that's part of the deal. Or we can find somewhere to grab breakfast Unmei." She stifles a yawn with her hands and begins to rub her eyes with her left hand. "What time'sit?"
Makoto Kino 2017-01-03 16:57:46 65656
Shuffle, shuffle. From some other corner of the sprawl of rooms that makes up the affectionately-named frathouse comes the sound of someone else wandering sleepily in the direction of the kitchen. A moment or two later, Makoto appears in the doorway just in time to hear Mamoru's promises of fried everything.

She looks, pretty much, like about a week of going at Full Steam Ahead has finally caught up with her in force. She's wearing last night's jeans and may possibly have borrowed one of Nephrite's less appalling shirts. Her hair is in a State, and just at the moment she's looking blearily horrified at Mamo. "Don't try to fry coffee," are the first words out of her mouth, "what is wrong with you?"
Naru Osaka 2017-01-03 16:58:01 65657
"I think we've sorted that out at this point." Naru lifts her voice to answer Mamoru, still trying to tame the giggles at Kyouko's hiding. And blushing. Which is still rather full of amusement and relaxation. "Please don't fry my coffee!"

There's another wave from Naru towards Yuzuki and Unmei as they venture towards wakefulness. "Morning!" She might not actually live there, but she's comfortable enough on the couch that she might as well. "Almost, but not quite noonish at this point."
Unmei Tama 2017-01-03 17:02:54 65658
Unmei Tama urked. Wait, she'd heard THAT?! "O-oh, what? No! It's like... I talked to my hair pin. Cause it's special to me, you know? It', err, like how when you talk to your goat even though it can't talk back!" ... What? She then glanced around, smiling. "Oh! I'll take a little fried of everything, please. So will Yuzu," she said quickly, giving a wave. "I'll take some fried apple juice, if you have it. Otherwise just some fried Water."

She then looked around. And stared at Ariel. Blinked a few times. And... "Wow. So, who lit the glitterbomb in this place?" She flicked a little and held it up to her finger. "It's cool. Gives it a nice, kindergarden, homey feel."
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-03 17:05:52 65660
    Kyouko has been exchanging whispers with Naru on the couch, the latter's words indistinct but somewhat soothing, the former's grumbly and belligerent, her face still red. Unaware of other people coming into the room (too caught up with her own embarassment and annoyance), she only manages to catch Mamoru's response to her, and before her brain can kick in again (this lack of sleep is killer, man) she's on her knees, shaking a fist over the back of the couch, and half-falling on top of Naru in the process.

    "I was gonna tell you when you stop bein' such a puffed up ass, you tophat-wearing son of a-" She suddenly seems to realize the room has about three or four more people in it than it did the last time she looked, and she freezes in mid fist-shake.. then hurridly ducks back down behind the couch, sprawling across Naru and hiding her face in the couch cushion. "Someone just knock me unconscious, please.." (muffled).
Kazuo Takeba 2017-01-03 17:11:38 65661
"He's trying to horrify me," Taller replies toward Makoto's voice. "For once, it's working."

He does not actually grant Kyouko's wish. Instead he adds toward Unmei, "Not to mention that there are leftovers. Many of which are not fried." Traditional Japanese New Year's food: from an era when there would be no time to cook for three days, and refrigeration was still a thing of the distant future. It keeps. "Unmei. It's a pleasure to meet you; my name is Kazuo. And good morning, Yuzuki."

He does not move to fetch apple juice, for once. Partly because Mamoru still has that hand on his arm, thereby claiming precedence. Partly, probably connected to the way his eyes flickered narrower when Unmei added 'kindergarten' to that list. Which might be what's getting Kyouko off the hook.
Lacrima 2017-01-03 17:13:05 65662
"Be careful what you ask for, Kyouko Sakura." says Lacrima as she walks into the room from perhaps one of the guest rooms- wherever those are. She didn't actually sleep in the bed, no--- she sort of. Slept in the closet. Because tiny enclosed spaces make her feel better.

"Because you might just get it." she says. Once again, this is more deadpan snark- less than an actual threat.

She looks around the room. "Is it.. good morning?.... no."

"It is much later isn't it?" she asks. Another pause.

"Good Afternoon. I think. Is more proper." she says.

Lacrima doesn't look as groggy or messed up as everyone else. Sleep serves a different purpose for her.

"Kindergarden?" she asks. She manages to not say 'well. I guess a bunch of children do live here.'. It takes all of her willpower.

All of it.
Yuzuki Amemori 2017-01-03 17:15:25 65663
Yuzuki Amemori twirls her finger and says, "I don't talk to my goats. I do like talking to my computer. Usually a mixture of ranting and pleading. Never thought to talk to hairpins." She gives Unmei an appraising look, wondering internally what she's really talking to. Not that it's a problem right now, right? She finally sits up like a normal person and with a slap to her cheeks, she says flatly, "I'm awake. Uh, tea please if it's available?" as she stands to help before realizing someone is trying to fry coffee apparently.

"'lo" she replies to Kazuo's greeting. One hand up in a wave. "That's a lot of glitter." is about the only thing she can offer in reply to the rest of that. "Need any help with the food thing? I don't know if I asked that already?" she asks as a general question. No comments on the general state of barely human looking.

Turning her head back towards Lacrima, "A ray of sunshine greets us! Oh hello bright harbinger!"
Ariel Theodore 2017-01-03 17:18:36 65665
    "Sorry sorry, my fault!" That's Ariel, who has in the meantime finished THE TRAY. It's simple, just milk, sugar, mugs of coffee- Kazuo's is left in the kitchen close by, where he can get it once he has his fill of embracing his prince. But that answer was more to Unmei. About the glitter.
    The tray has a lot of glitter on it too-- not served, just dusted all over it from constant contact with Ariel.
    "I'll get a broom before I go?" That is to her varied hosts, but halts briefly. "... Fried coffee?"
    Did she fry the coffee when making it?
    Is that how it's done?
    Ariel files this tidbit of information away as she adds one more mug to the masses. That one is for Makoto. "Good mornoon!"
    Thusly she begins to make her rounds, carefully balancing tray as she walks. If Mamoru is Minister of Brunch, Ariel has just become Viceroy of Caffiene. And her first stop os over to the couch. For Kyouko and Naru. "Eheh hehhh~."
    She looks pretty smug for a moment considering Naru's mug clearly has 'happy birthday' formed in sparkles, floating in the coffee. "Congratulations?"
    That is in regards to the new line in her mental list of names that spans between Osaka Naru and Kyouko Sakura.
    Further caffiene delivery is halted however, Ariel stops dead in her tracks when she sees Lacrima.
Unmei Tama 2017-01-03 17:24:09 65666
Unmei Tama blinked a few times. "w-what? You've never had to talk to someone when you had no one to talk to?" she asked, then blinked, shaking her head. "yay apple juice!" Yay distraction! She took her drink, sipping it.

And then... "GAH! Evil vampire lady!" Hiding behind Yuzu and hugging her, with a whimpered. She tried to look away and distract herself with something else. "I-I'd offer to help, but I can't cook. I'm the kind of girl who'd burn water. Has burned water... I'm not allowed to cook back home."

"Hi Kazuo, nice to meet you. W-what? What's wrong with being kindergardeny? It's like... for little kids. It's a nice, safe area where bad things can't happen. Kindergardens are cool. Well, if you're a kid." And then, once food is served... she went to town. She had the good graces not to eat with her mouth open. But oh wow she could scarf it down. Did she ever even breath?

Not like her meals were normally super awkward leading to her being desperate to get away as fast as she could before she got yelled at. Or anything like that. Nope. Not at all.
Mamoru Chiba 2017-01-03 17:32:33 65667
"You are totally welcome to breakfast," Mamoru tells Unmei, "and fried apple juice! That is an insanely good idea!"

...and then Mako.

It is all Mamoru can do not to burst out laughing. But no: he does a much better thing for the sanity of everyone involved. He winks at her, fairly well communicating a high level of general facetiousness. "Okay, no fried coffee. Definitely frying the cottage cheese though."

And the first batch of Fried Vegan Breakfast Thing is done, and Mamoru spatulas it into a big bowl and tilts his head back to thunk against Kunzite's shoulder. He looks up, craning his neck sideways, and finally lets go the man's arm. "Hi," he says with a tiny grin. "Eggs and bacon next, then more potatoes afterwards, and probably no toast unless people make it for themselves, right? No starting fights before I've had coffee, Kazuo. ...can you bring me a coffee?" Hopeful look, by god.

"Kyouko!" he calls. "I'm making enough fried stuff for you even though you already had breakfast and you're still eating pastry. Stop describing me and expecting me to take it as insulting." Naru's getting flashed a thumbs-up.

Then Yuzu's offering help, and Mamoru jumps on it. "TOAST. Yes. Yuzu-san: can you make toast? People like toast. Also, Unmei-san: I think you'll find that my girlfriend's quite possibly more in love with glitter than she is with me, so you're lucky she's not awake yet or she'd cry because you said glitter was kindergarteny. Nevermind some of the people who live here act like it sometimes. Myself included. 'Morning, Lacrima."

He's not just not blind, he's literally an empath and that was one hell of a spike of emotional overcharge from Ariel, right there. Mamoru -- 'Endy' -- glances in her direction, then where she's looking, and he lets out a very short sigh. "Ari-chan, this is neutral--"

And then there's squawking and Mamoru VERY LOUDLY cracks eggs into the pan that's frying the bacon. "This," he says firmly, loud enough to carry with resonance and without undue volume, "is neutral ground. Factions and fights stay outside. The house rules are posted by the door. Everyone follows them, or they get kicked out, no matter what side they're on or who they're friends with. If someone breaks the rules and gets kicked out but someone else gets hurt in the process, it's my job to fix it. So don't be afraid."

The way he's standing, despite the bedhead and the jammies and the drapey yukata and the masked slippers and the smudged glasses, really honestly does look like he's royalty in disguise. The way he's speaking just underlines it.
Makoto Kino 2017-01-03 17:34:02 65668
"Okay," Makoto says to Mamoru, still wearing the dubious and faintly wide-eyed expression of one who is being confronted with entirely too much nonsense entirely too early in the day, "but I'm not taking responsibility for any frying experiments you decide to make.

A few slow blinks, before Mako musters enough wherewithal to move to claim one of the mugs from Ariel's tray and offer her, and the other girls, a vaguely bemused smile. "Hi," she says, "I honestly can't remember who I've met before and who I haven't at this point. I'm Makoto." Unmei's comments draw her attention and earn another slow blink before Mako adds blandly, "That's fair, this place is full of small children most of the time." Brief sidelong look toward Mamoru as he lays down the house rules; Makoto takes a sip of coffee and then goes in search of cream and sugar and maybe chocolate syrup.
Naru Osaka 2017-01-03 17:36:57 65669
Naru gains first an active Kyouko sprawl and then a hiding Kyouko sprawl and she gently pats the puella's back as the giggles attempt to win again. "You are so not a morning person." She notes fondly. "I think we can solidly say that Endy has ensured that there's no hiding."

And then Naru has a coffee mug, with coffee in it, and with the most amazing glitter latte art /ever/. The giggles form into a brilliant smile and Naru reaches around Kyouko to try and give Ariel a quick hug, glitter filled or not. "Eee! Thank you." Be it for the congratulations, or the happy birthday, or both, is entirely unclear.

"Morning Lacrima!" Naru offers in that direction, as she debates how long she wants to admire the sparkles before she ruins them with cream and sugar. Or even just sipping.

The firm declaration and reminder of house rules doesn't seem to phase Naru any.
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-03 17:42:01 65670
    Kyouko lifts her head up from the cushion enough to petulantly complain, "I am so a morning person. Just no when I've been up all night!" And then her face goes 'poof' abck into the pillow, and she continues to do her best to hide, operating on the 'if I can't see them, they can't see me' principle.

    Although she does get mildly compressed as Ariel gets a hug around her, which sort of includes her by default. Curious as to what has Naru so pleased, she lifts her head again and peers at the sparkles floating in the cup. "Are those edible?" Is the first question out of her mouth, which is probably entirely expected.

    Mamoru gets a scowl over the back of the couch again. "You're lucky I effing love you, jerk. I accept your peace offering of fried foods." Then 'ploof'. Head back in cushion.
Lacrima 2017-01-03 17:43:37 65671
Lacrima blinks at Ariel. "Ah." she says. "Hello Ariel-chan." she says. "I spent New Years here." she says quietly. "How are you?" she asks. She blinks at Mamoru and frowns a bit. "I don't think she's so much as scared as- 'surprised to see me here'." she says softly. "Ariel-chan is a friend." she says gently.

Makoto says what she didn't and this makes her feel a little validated.

"Good morning, Mamoru-san." she says. "I apologize. It is.. hard to convey. 'joking' tone. Sometimes. From myself. Because of. Obvious issues. Yes?" she says very stuntedly.

Her eyes look to Unmei and Yuzuki's words. She rolls her eyes and sighs a bit.

"Is that coffee?" she asks as she begins to walk toward's the kitchen. "That sounds good. For now." she says.
Kazuo Takeba 2017-01-03 17:48:58 65672
Kazuo's arm is given back to him, and he uses that hand to ruffle Mamoru's hair further before saying, "That might be possible." He detaches in order to retrieve two mugs from Ariel's array; both are placed in Endymion's reach, though he takes a sip from one of them first. Nothing else gets said through the next exchanges, not till Endymion's done laying down the Rules; instead he's busy in the kitchen with side things, pouring and assembling.

And once Mamoru's done, well. Kazuo comes out and says, perfectly straightforward and calm, "Exactly, Makoto. Good afternoon, Lacrima. There will be tea shortly, Yuzuki." A tray of the aforementioned leftovers is put out to tide people over till there are fried things.

And then he walks across the room to the door, takes down the list of apartment rules, and brings them to Unmei. "I think this is your first time here," he says. "So you might not be aware of what he was talking about. This might help." A pause, and he adds, deadpan, "Number eight is particularly serious, but fortunately it will be some time before it's a concern again."

After that, he detaches to resume his more usual role: a quiet circulation, making things available, topping things off, fetching tea when it's ready. Occasionally checking to make sure that the other residents did not actually die in the night. Coming back to renew his acquaintance with his coffee every so often.
Yuzuki Amemori 2017-01-03 17:49:36 65673
Yuzuki Amemori nods and says, "I'm sure I can handle toast. That's depressingly easy right?" beat, "I mean that you had to ask. I think. Tea please." She does make her way towards the kitchen to poke through things so that she can start making toast though! Then there's a pause, "French toast or toast toast? I need eggs for the first one." and cinnamon and other goodies.

To Unmei when she's suddenly hugged, she turns to face her and gently pats her, "Easy easy, don't worry so much." Beat, "How did you manage to burn water?" She's not sure if she's being serious with that admission, but she has to check. The speed at which she eats is filed away at some point too.

She waves to Ariel, checking after the mugs to see if any had tea, but they're taken out of reach which gets a faint aww from the girl before she resumes toasting toast.

Lacrima's eyeroll is met with a shrug of her own. "Everyone's a critic."
Unmei Tama 2017-01-03 17:54:11 65674
Unmei Tama blinked a few times and blushed. "W-well, ummm... I kind of... wasn't paying attention and I thought 'Shoot, I need to boil this water fast' and... yeah, that pot was wrecked. My parents were furious, it took a few days to get the smell out, too." She gave a soft sigh and shook her head.

And then, note! She blinked and stared at it before... "Wait, what? What is this? Is this like... some kind of... sports thing? What's all this about factions?" Then, she gasped. "Oh my gosh! Is this a frat house? Are you guys a fraternity?"

'... You can sense the magic, can't you?' Pin asked her internally.

'... What? No.'

'IT'S LITERALLY EVERYWHERE! How can you NOT pick up on that?!'

'Is that what that tingling is?'

'.... See, human, this is why I'd drink if I could. I swear Goldenbutt never had to deal with this.'

'Who's golden butt?'


She then glanced to Lacrima and... put the pieces together. "W-wait, so is this like... some kind of magical place, then?" Her eyes got wide and she almost stood up. "T-there's magical people here, then? Other than vampire lady?" she asked, almost glittering as much as the glitter!
Makoto Kino 2017-01-03 17:57:43 65675
"Honestly you had it the first time," Makoto contributes helpfully from over where she's leaning into the fridge, coffee cup in hand. "It's totally a frat house."
Ariel Theodore 2017-01-03 18:00:12 65676
    Oh hugging happens. Naru ends up all the more colorful for it, and poor Kyouko by proxy. But Ariel had been making the rounds indeed, and there is plenty of coffee.
    Makoto is one such coffee recipient. Ariel looks up at her.
    Ariel looks up.
    She keeps looking up.
    Keep going--
    Okay there, eye contact after having to crane her head, but she is beaming. "I don't think we have!" She replies to the thunder senshi. Last chance they might have had a chance to meet, Makoto was already dead.
    She got better obviously.
    "I'm Ariel~."
    Unfortunately there is no tea amid the coffee, it is just coffee, but there is the other slight issue.
    Ariel nearly cringes at Mamoru's voice; topaz eyes darting from Lacrima to Endymion. There it is again; though Lacrima calls her a friend and it is true, Ariel does that lip pursing thing. The blatant 'Ariel has something to say, but not now' pucker, as she looks from Lacrima...
    To Kunzite.
    "N-no! Not that- I mean. You know I don't like fighting and..." But there's that darting look again. It is Lucky who moves into action. The giant hound slowly picks himself up from where he had been lazily curled somewhere out of the way, pads over slowly, and gives Ariel a small nip at the ankle.
    It is about now that she finds an excuse to politely foist the tray of nearly limitless caffiene onto someone else- the first available person. "Ah-- Sorry! I um. Lucky needs a walk."
    That is her escape excuse and she is going to stick by it.
Yuzuki Amemori 2017-01-03 18:12:23 65678
Yuzuki Amemori looks over her shoulder and watches Unmei, watching her kind of zone out like a certain Funny, but she doesn't comment on it. She does eventually say, "I think it's close enough to a frat house? Houses? Lots here. Yes." Then there's the question about magical things. She tilts her head left, then right, then left and asks, "I don't know what you remember from last night now." There's another joke on her mind, like she might try teasing the girl, but she'll give up on it for now!

Instead she focuses on toast! Because there's lots of people and it needs to be done!
Unmei Tama 2017-01-03 18:16:35 65679
Unmei Tama blinked a few times. "Remember from last night? Oh, there were fire works! And, ummmm, good food. And then i think i fell asleep on the roof. But the fire works were nice." Then her cheeks burned red. "And... I guess there was a lot of kissing." Then her cheeks went really, really red. "W-wait, I didn't do anything bad, did I? Did someone spike the drinks? I'm so sorry, Yuzu! I-I don't know what I did but I'm really, really sorry!"

"I-I didn't... do anything... ummmm... there isn't anything on film, is there?"
Mamoru Chiba 2017-01-03 18:16:36 65680
"Okay," Mamoru calls to Ariel, "see you later, okay?"

At this point he's dishing stuff out; Lacrima gets a nod, and then Unmei's reacting all over the place--

--so he hands her a plate of fried stuff. "Just regular toast, French toast is too complicated right now and I'm using the front burners and stuff," he tells Yuzu, then blinks at her stack of toast. "Hot damn. Good job! More people are waking up, so-- you can stop when you're tired of it, but in the meantime eat some other food," he laughs, and sets a plate in front of her too.

Finally he dumps out scrambled eggs into a bowl, and bacon onto a paper towel on a tray, and sets up a quick and dirty assembly line. "I'm," he says, making a plate, "taking my girlfriend breakfast in bed. Kunzite, I definitely advise taking Zoi breakfast in bed too. Unmei-san-- I'll be back in like half an hour if you want to stick around and get something more like a reasonable answer?"

In passing, he ruffles Mako's already-messy ponytail, and moves the cream and sugar into Lacrima's line of sight, and ruffles Kyouko and Naru at the same time, and then vanishes out another door.
Naru Osaka 2017-01-03 18:19:17 65681
"Edible enough." Naru decides at the glitter extras in her coffee, soon to lose their saying, as it gets stirred with cream and sugar, but the sentiment is still there.

Naru has coffee, has a Kyouko sprawled on or near her and has second breakfast in the offering.

Sixteen is, apparently, starting off pretty damn good.

"I think there's more drinking at Frat Houses." Naru offers into that debate. "At least based on American movies." She waves a hand to Unmei. "I doubt it, on the filming. Unless someone had their phone out. I didn't notice you doing anything outrageous, per se, but that bar is pretty high. You can ask me questions if you want."

The ruffling from Mamoru is met with a contented smile and a wave.
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-03 18:22:56 65682
    Kyouko is, currently, definitely on Naru, in that she is sprawled across her lap with her legs down the couch and her face planted in the cushion on the other side of her. This is 'cranky Kyouko''s act of defiance, such as it is, which really doesn't amount to much. But, similar to Naru's mood, despite her protestations it really hasn't been a bad New Year's at all.

    She gets ruffled, and replies with an indistinct 'mmnnggh' from the cushion without lifting her head. Otherwise she doesn't move. She seems content to let Naru try and eat and drink around her.
Lacrima 2017-01-03 18:24:04 65683
Lacrima head tilts at Ariel. She blinks. "Um... bye... Ariel-chan. Later then." she says quietly. Did she.. say something wrong? She hasn't-- done anything. Completely untoward. Since last time they met. She looks at Ariel. Then at Kunzite as Ariel eyes at Kunzite and then blinks again.

She sighs and pours herself coffee. cream and sugar get added when Mamoru moves them in front of her. "Thank you." she says quietly as she looks back to the group and then over at Unmei as she walks back to the main area.

She sips her coffee as her eyes drift towards Naru.

"Right. The mural. Was....." she frowns. "Sorry I still can't---" she says. "It was good." she insists.

"Sorry. Words don't come too easily to me sometimes." she says softly.

She looks down to Kyouko.

"Is she going to live?" she asks. Deadpan snark again.
Makoto Kino 2017-01-03 18:25:37 65684
Makoto accepts the ruffle of her hair gracefully - it can hardly get any worse at this point. As Mamoru exits to take Usagi breakfast, she briefly contemplates the stovetop, but appears to decide against contributing any more than she already has by way of copious leftovers and, stirring chocolate syrup into her coffee because WHY NOT, she moves to go lean against a counter instead.

"They let Neph live here," she points out wryly to Naru. "I'm pretty sure - and I say this as someone who loves him and can get away with it - that counts."

A brief pause to sip her heavily-doctored coffee, before she looks toward Unmei. "I think you're fine. I was a little distracted but I don't remember anything scandalous."
Unmei Tama 2017-01-03 18:28:06 65685
Unmei Tama blinked a few times and then let out a sigh of relief. 'O-oh. Oh good. So, ummmm..." She looked down. "I didn't get drunk or anything, right? No dancing? Nothing immoral? No making kissy face with anyone? And... I wouldn't mind waiting a half hour."

Heck, she didn't really wanna leave. "Don't have anything pressing back home to worry about." She paused and pulled out her phone. Yup, no messages. She did look a little disappointed.

She then picked up her polished plate and made her way to the sink, rinsing it off there before making her way towards the others. "So, ummm... The notes. Is this like... alpha beta cappa luchra libre?" she asked. Okay so she didn't know really anything about frat houses so sue her.
Naru Osaka 2017-01-03 18:36:19 65686
"It's a compliment when you don't have the words, Lacrima." Naru points out with a flash of a smile. "Because you do have plenty of words for negative things, so if you can only make it to 'good', I'm well pleased."

Naru glances to the lap puella she's acquired somewhere and gives Kyouko a gentle and affectionate poke in the ribs to ensure that she twitches. "Yep. She's pretty resilient.. generally."

Naru takes another lingering sip of coffee, gaining effectively glitter lip gloss as she does and snorts softly. "Alright, so Neph makes it far closer to a frat house. No greek letters though. Earth Court, if anything." She considers Umaei and then gives a little shrug. "As to your question about if there's magic about, yes. I'm not sure if anyone answered that directly for you or not."

Explaining to mundanes, or near mundanes. Naru really should have booklets made up.
Unmei Tama 2017-01-03 18:43:08 65687
Unmei Tama eeks, and then shrieks. "O-oh! So there are magical girls here, then? D-do you think I could meet some? I-I want to get their autographs! Are any of the pretty cures here?" HA! GOT IT THAT TIME! "Oh, oh, or I saw the sailor moons on the tv! I have all their toys a-and most of their books, well, I had them, I didn't, wasn't able to bring them when I moved, and, oh my gosh eeeee!" And she was practically hopping up and down. Flee, girls, flee!
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-03 18:45:34 65688
    Kyouko finally seems to gather the energy to straighten, now that Mamoru has left the room and her token act of defiance is safely able to be ended. Waiting until Naru is not in danger of spilling coffee on her, she slowly sits herself back up into a (mildly) more dignified position. Her sojurn into the cushions did not do wonders for her (already generally mussed) hair, and now she really looks like she hasn't slept in a day or so.

    She glances around at all the people, and all the talking, and grumps quietly. She finally notices Mako-chan across the room though, and raises a hand to wave to her friend. Unmei gets side-eyed, but she remains mum on the topic of possible magical girls in attendance.
Lacrima 2017-01-03 18:57:06 65689
Lacrima ahs to Naru. She looks over to Unmei and head tilts.

"I don't think you acted odd?" she says. "I mean. I don't think... anything 'bad' happened last night." she says.

She purses her lips a bit.

"I don't think they mean it literarly, Unmei-san when they say frat house. But rather- it is very much like one. However. That may change in a year or two. As- people actually get into college. I think. Maybe."

"Not that I know anything about anyones future plans here." she says.
Makoto Kino 2017-01-03 18:59:51 65690
Makoto answers Kyouko's wave with an easy little wave of her own and an amiable, "Morning, Kyouko." She doesn't get a chance to dwell on the technicality of that 'morning' very much before Unmei goes into full fangirl squee mode and leaves Mako blinking over her coffee mug.

"The... sailor moons?" Something about this seems to tickle her all out of proportion; she giggles for a few moments before something else occurs to her and her head jerks back up. "Wait, there are books? Wow, this merchandising thing has gotten a little out of hand, hasn't it?"
Naru Osaka 2017-01-03 19:02:48 65691
"Uhhh." Naru blinks at Unmei's enthusiasm, taken aback a moment. She uhhs softly through Kyouko sitting up even, keeping a careful hold on her glittery mug. (So. Much. Glitter.)

A quick mental tally of the room and Naru shakes her head. "No, no Pretty Cure." She pauses a moment, quirking her head and then grinning to Makoto. "Y'know, somehow.. and I'm really not sure how.. I had managed to completely forget about all the merchandising books or not. Hunh."

"So." Naru is thoughtful a moment yet as she replies to Unmei seriously. "A few explinations that will help this.. it's not polite for me to share someone else's secret with anyone. And by and large, most magical girls prefer to keep their normal life, and their magical life separate and it is, for a lot of people, a pretty solid measure of trust. Not for everyone." She hastens to add. "Some are very free with being utterly outed, but I still prefer to let people out themselves. It's polite. So yes, there are magical girls here, myself included. And I am quietly going ot thank whatever gods are listening, that there is not a hope in hell there's merchandising about /me/."
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-03 19:06:04 65693
    "Morning, Mako-chan." Kyouko replies back across the room, pulling one jean-clad leg up under her again and leaning back against the couch, next to Naru but no longer invading her personal space quite so blatantly. She tilts her head and regards the girl next to her as she starts talking about magical girls, identities, and blithely admits to being one herself.

    Kyouko doesn't offer comment on that (she is not one to judge, as her magical identity is basically her only identity), but a small grin does creep onto her face at the mention of merchandising. "I'd wear a Kira-Kira Naru-chan t-shirt." She says, with a lopsided, wry grin.
Unmei Tama 2017-01-03 19:07:34 65694
Unmei Tama blinked a few times. Then her eyes sparkled with a glimmer that would put even the glittery ariel to shame And then she was up in naru's face, holding out... a book? "Oh my gosh you're a magical girl oh my gosh I should have known eeeee can you sign my autograph book please please ple--" Then froze, yanking back.

"W-wait... you're... you're not mocking me, are you? I-I had one person do that already. I-I know a lot of people say t-they aren't real, b-but I know they are! And... and I'm not going to j-just be insulted and mocked because of it!" she said all huffily, glowering at the woman.

"But if you're not I'd like an autograph, please..."

Where in the world did that autograph book come from? And then... "Oh! And is your girl friend one, too?" she asks, motioning to kyouoko. "O-oh! Or is she the love interest? Every magical girl has one, right? The person who turns out to secretly be a magical prince or princess, or have a lot of unique powers or abilities that makes them really special, or they turn out to be a real world royal person or a diplomat or something super awesome?"
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-03 19:09:44 65695
    Kyouko almost has a meltdown when Unmei casually refers to her as Naru's girlfriend (takes some getting used to), but it's derailed by the girl then asking if she's secretly a magical princess, which causes her face to contort mid-blush before she starts laughing wildly despite herself, falling back against the arm of the couch and covering her face with her hands. "Oh.. oh god.. I have not had enough sleep for this."
Lacrima 2017-01-03 19:17:59 65698
Lacrima immediatly says. "If Kyouko Sakura is a princess I will eat my dress. With ketchup." she insits between coffee sips.

A pause when 'girlfriend' is mentioned.

"Naru-chan. Right." she says. "I... found Alexis-kun. And spoke to him." she says. "He potentially broke his nose again. I am not surprised." she says. "But I think I got him thinking about other things. Possibly."
Naru Osaka 2017-01-03 19:18:54 65699
"It worries me that just for uttering those words in this aparment, I may have doomed myself for that to be a /thing/." Naru comments to Kyouko dryly and then snorting softly and starting to laugh again as Kyouko contorts in all sorts of ways. It might take a few minutes to stop laughing with Kyouko.

There's a few coughs, still chortling as Naru takes a sip of coffee vaguely attempting to get a grip on herself. "Mmmm. Super awesome, yes. I can't argue there. Nobility, can't argue /there/ either, but not so much a princess."

Naru coughs a little, still grinning. "No mocking. I remember really very clearly that super frustrating time when you know things are wierd, but can't work out how to ask or even what to ask, as often as not. My autograph won't do you a whit of good, I'm an unknown." She smiles then and gestures towards the hallway that Mamoru vanished down with Usagi's breakfast. "Endymion.. Mamoru.. /his/ autograph is actually valuable. He's a Prince after all."

"I'm glad to hear that Lacrima." Naru hrms softly. "That you found him and talked to him, not that he broke his nose.. /again/."
Makoto Kino 2017-01-03 19:19:00 65700
"She's not mocking you," Makoto hurries to assure Unmei. "Naru-chan's definitely not the sort of person who would do that." A quick glance to Naru - is that a hint of gratitude? Or apology maybe. Something.

There's a brief, loaded pause after Lacrima speaks, as Mako's eyes flick toward Kyouko and her mouth twitches a little. "...Technically she's kind of a king now, in a manner of speaking."

Unmei Tama 2017-01-03 19:23:41 65701
Unmei Tama blinked a few times. "She's kind of a king?" Then... "OH!" And then smiled to Kyouko. "I-I'm sorry, I didn't realize you identified as a... I'm sorry, your boyfriend," she said politely. Then blinked, shrugged. "I'm not really interested in the magical boys. I mostly just want the magical girl autographs. They're the cool ones."

Then shifted a little away from lacrima. "A-and I don't care if you're unknown! It'll just make the autograph more important when you are known!"
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-03 19:37:16 65703
    Kyouko is not quite used to the fact that yes, she is technically NOBILITY OF THE EARTH now. Finally managing to get her slightly delerious laughter under control, she drags her hands down her face, shaking her head slightly. "Yes.. awesome, noble, definitely not a princess.."

    And then Mako-chan has to go and say that whole King thing. She scowls, her face flushing again. "I ain't a king, it's not like-" and then Unmei chimes in, and her gaze snaps back to her. "N-no, you were right the first time I-" And then she realizes what she just said, and even though she's not ashamed of it her face turns scarlet again and she sags back and hides her face behind her hands. Again. "This is not my morning." Comes a moaned protest from behind that impromptu barrier.
Lacrima 2017-01-03 19:43:46 65704
Lacrima finds Kyouko's current predicament amusing, though it doesn't show on her face. She is merely watching. And sipping coffee. Maybe it's too her benefit she can't display enjoyment easily right now.

She looks back at Naru. "I would suggest. Maybe. Trying to talk to him in a couple of days." she says softly. "I can. Only... do so much." she says.

"I'm not even sure I made things better." she admits.

She finishes her coffee. "Excuse me." she says as she walks into the kitchen for a refill.
Makoto Kino 2017-01-03 19:44:57 65705
WHOOPS. That took a turn Makoto was not anticipating; her eyes widen in comical alarm and her cheeks flush nearly as red as Kyouko's, and she almost spills her coffee in her sudden hand-flailing haste to correct herself. "No no no it's not like - um, the Shitennou are really more like knights than kings, and also there's five of them - I'm sorry, Kyouko! I wasn't trying to imply you're not a girl!"

Mako might possibly be even more embarrassed about this than Kyouko is, though it's hard to say how that could be possible.
Unmei Tama 2017-01-03 19:49:16 65706
Unmei Tama blinked a few times and then,... "O-oh! Right, I get it!" And then... "You're a really pretty girl, Kyouko, I never would have guessed you'd once been a... well, that's not important," she said with a big smile.

Oh mako, you should be more careful about what you say.

She then sighed. "Are you absolutely sure you won't give me your autograph?" Though, her eyes did wander to Kyouko. Wow. She never would have guessed that girl... well, actually... she did kind of have a manly look...
Naru Osaka 2017-01-03 19:49:27 65707
And Naru is laughing all over again and leaning in to settle a kiss on Kyouko's scarlet cheek, while she's hiding behind her hands. "Girlfriend." Naru corrects easily enough. "Oooh. Knight. I like that one too."

"Seriously?" Naru blinks at Unmei as she says she's not really interested in the magical boys. "The guys are decidedly cool, I can state that for fact. Just as important as the girls." She uhhs softly at the notion of giving an autograph and is saved by Lacrima.

Naru turns towards the vampire before she vanishes towards the kitchen and nods. "Yeah. I don't know how well I'll be received, but I'll try."
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-03 20:08:43 65708
    Kyouko continues to hide behind her hands, but the cheek-kiss from Naru seems to calm her down at least a little bit, and eventually her hands drop away, though her face is still decidedly on the pink side. It's not a usual look for her, get a good stare in while you can. "I am a girl of many titles." She agrees to Naru with a faint grin, shooting a glance at Unmei at the stressed word.

    Then, over the top of the couch to Makoto, "S'okay Mako-chan, I know what you meant." That grin is shared with the Senshi as well.

    Lacrima's talk about Alex is heard, and she gets a bit of a side-eye, but Kyouko tactfully keeps her mouth shut on that for now.
Makoto Kino 2017-01-03 20:13:11 65709
The reassurance and the grin from Kyouko helps to mollify Makoto's intense embarrassment somewhat, enough for her to settle down, though her face is still red. "One day," she laments wryly, "I will figure out how to stop shoving my foot into my mouth. One day."

Her glance toward Unmei is a little uncertain - but surely, surely the misunderstanding has been cleared up with all of that. Right?

Taking the better part of valor, Makoto keeps quiet and drinks her glitter-spiked coffee.
Unmei Tama 2017-01-03 20:15:06 65710
Unmei Tama nodded and then sighed, putting her book away and looking disappointed. She then nodded. "R-right! Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that... errrr... I ummm... sorry. Sometimes I put my foot in my mouth and it's hard to take it back out. Errr... eh... mind if we start over. I ummm... I'm unmei, miss...?" ... Forgot her name already, eh?

She rubbed the back of her head, giving a nervous chuckle.
Mamoru Chiba 2017-01-03 20:19:41 65711
There are footsteps from the direction in which Endy'd disappeared roughly half an hour ago, and he reappears carrying a tray of empty dishes, looking wry and considerably more presentable. Still absolutely dressed-down for Mamoru, but he's also not planning on actually going out today. As evidenced by the super old NASA t-shirt under the ugly brown logo-free hoodie and the ripped jeans. "She's definitely not getting up. Naru, uh, I have a huge favor to ask... if her dad kills me, do you think you can keep my Shitennou from rampaging long enough for me to come back from the dead?"

Then he pauses in the kitchen doorway and glances back at Mako in confusion, then to Kyouko's blushy face, then to Unmei-- and then he just shakes his head and goes to fill up his plate. "I can't believe Neph slept through the bacon smell," he tells the living room's occupants over the counter space. "Also coffee. Mako-chan, how hung over is he, do you know?"
Naru Osaka 2017-01-03 20:21:59 65713
Naru gets to play introductions again and points to various people in turn. "Kyouko, Makoto and I'm Naru. We can totally start over."

Although starting over doesn't erase the extra smudge of glitter Kyouko acquired on her cheek from Naru's kiss. Whoops.

"Mmmm. Why is her dad killing you?" Naru asks absently as she looks over the back of the couch towards Mamoru. "For staying over here? I only make promises on one of them. Maybe. Mmm. Nope. Like maybe half. I'll try and protect him."
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-03 20:26:09 65714
    Kyouko is blissfully ignorant of glitter-smudges on her cheeks, which are finally starting to return to their normal color. Mamoru's re-apperance is greeted with a wry look, previous outrage forgotten, or at least relegated to '10 minutes ago' which is ancient history when it comes to brotherly-teasing. "Because his daughter slept over at a boooooyyyy's house~" She sing-songs in response to Naru's question, waggling her eyebrows in a totally unnecessary fashion.

    Then she waves a hand, dismissively. "I promise I won't rampage if you bring me some of that fried stuff you promised and never delivered!" She also gives Unmei another little wave as her name is mentioned. "Don't worry about it kid." That last with a faint sigh.
Makoto Kino 2017-01-03 20:26:17 65715
OH LOOK A DISTRACTION. Mamoru promptly has all of Makoto's slightly confused and still faintly flushed attention; she takes a moment to consider his question, brow creasing as she thinks. "He can't be that hung over, I don't think," she says, and then pauses. "Unless he kept drinking after I fell asleep, which is... possible."

A beat, before she has to ask: "How much of that crate of champagne is left, did anybody check?"
Unmei Tama 2017-01-03 20:28:08 65716
Unmei Tama nods, smiling. "Okay, it's nice to meet you both! Naru, you and your girl friend make a very cute couple." And there it is again. She then moved to sit on the edge of the couch's arm rest since the cuddle girls had it mostly taken up. She then paused and looked around and... "How many people live here, anyway?"
Lacrima 2017-01-03 20:37:00 65717
Lacrima nods at Naru. "Please try at least." she says quietly. "I do worry for him." she says quietly. She looks at Kyouko and purses her lips before she looks back at Naru. Then back at Unmei.

She purses her lips a bit. "I think a sizeable number of people live here. It is a very big place." she says quietly.

She looks to Mamoru. "...Who is going to kill you?" she asks curiously. Besides. The obvious.
Mamoru Chiba 2017-01-03 20:49:19 65718
"Excellent," the prince tells Naru, looking considerably relieved. "Thank you. And yeah, he might. Kill me. For her, you know, staying over, yes. At a boyyyy's houuuuse." EYE ROLL at Kyouko. "But her dad's been here before, and he knows there's a jillion guest rooms and that bazillionty people were going to be here and crashing overnight. It's safer to not be out at night with tons of drunk people you don't know... it's just that it's now past noon and she's not up yet." He grimaces. "I should call her mom."

Mamoru is good at distractions, at least; he glances up to Makoto and looks faintly alarmed. "Oh, damn. You know what, I don't know? It might still be on the roof, I haven't been up there. I can go check on him in a bit, unless you want to. I mean, he's still alive, so..."

Kyouko's demand makes him sigh, as he has literally just finished filling his plate, and he sticks the plate in the microwave. "Yeah, it was hot half an hour ago. I figured you'd get up and get some. Now you get reheated rubbery scrambled eggs and bacon and amazing apple potatoes--"

As the microwave whirs, he fills up another plate and gives Lacrima a quick sideways smile. "My girlfriend's dad -- he won't really kill me, though; I'm exaggerating considerably. He won't be happy and I'll probably be crankily blamed and she might be grounded again, who the hell knows."

His own (new) plate filled and waiting its turn for the beepy nuke box, Endy leans back against the counter and crosses his arms, huddling into the ugly brown hoodie a little. Cold. "Five people live on this floor. We've got a lot of people who might as well live here, too, and then a lot more who visit regularly, and then space for people who might need recovery time in a safe place where they can also get help, know there's someone around."
Naru Osaka 2017-01-03 20:54:37 65720
"Seriously? Have you /met/ Usagi?" Naru pffts softly at Mamoru's worry. "New Year's Day, and it's only noon. Of course she's not up yet. Besides, who is to say I haven't kidnapped her for birthday stuff already, even if that's sitting drinking glitter coffee. I got ya covered."

"I do not technically live here." Naru feels obliged to point out. "I just visit enough to have stuff that lives here. Although at least now I can get a lot of my paint stuff out of the way."
Makoto Kino 2017-01-03 20:55:31 65721
"I'll make you a deal," Makoto tells Mamoru, hoping desperately that she's not turning red again (she is). "You peek in just enough to make sure he has pants on, and then I'll try checking on him."
Unmei Tama 2017-01-03 20:56:51 65722
Unmei Tama nodded a few times and then blinked. "Wait. So... it's like..." She gasped. "Like a safe house? So people can come here if they need to hide out and stuff?" She paused and then cringed. "Yeah... I guess it'd be best not to bother people like that for autographs... eh heh..."

'Don't even think it.'

'.... I'm not. It's just good to know.'

She glanced around. "So like, anyone can come here, then? Are there rules for reasons and the like? And a membership fee?" She asked with a light chuckle. "Err, if... that's okay me asking?"
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-03 20:58:44 65723
    Kyouko sticks her tongue out at Mamoru. She glances at Naru.. then takes a deep breath, and deliberately says, "I would have, but I'm enjoying sitting here with my.. g-girlfriend too much." She forces the word out, and her cheeks only turn a little red. She looks almost defiant as she stares around, as if daring anyone to make fun of her for the statement.. then huffs and settles back down next to Naru, crossing her arms over her chest. Ha! Chalk one up for Kyouko.

    "I live downstairs." She adds, helpfully, "But mostly only because I have an impressionable little sister who doesn't need all the bad influences around here." She grins, clearly aware of the hypocrisy inherent in that statement.
Lacrima 2017-01-03 21:06:32 65724
Lacrima pause. "Is it your birthday Naru-chan?" she asks. "I apologize. I didn't know." she says. "Happy.. Birthday?" she asks. She purses her lips a little and looks across the way toward's Mamoru.

"Ah.. yes..."

"I imagine, the same could go for me if I was still home, and I.. stayed over Natsumi-chan's without calling... when... I stayed at home." she says quietly.

She looks between Makoto and Mamoru. "Life must be... very."

"Intresting here." she says quietly.
Mamoru Chiba 2017-01-03 21:21:06 65726
The microwave beeps, and Mamoru takes out the plate for Kyouko, and a spoon and fork because those eggs are not going to be cooperating with hashi anytime soon. He comes back out of the kitchen, handing Kyouko the plate and leaning down to kiss the top of Naru's head. "You are a brick. I owe you one," he tells her, and then he turns to grin at Makoto. "Okay. In a minute though. I mean, he's not dead or in distress, and I want to eat something before I get a whiff of his bedroom."

Briefly leaning with his arms braced against the top of the back of the couch Kyouko and Naru are on, waiting for the microwave to finish again, Endymion curls his hands into his sleeves and glances to Unmei once more, and after a half second, his head tilts a little and he gives her a lopsided little smile. "It's not a safe house; those are secret, their locations are secret, and only one person or small group uses them at a time. This, on the other hand, is my home and the home of four out of five of my crew, with hospitality for anyone that honors it.In the past, people have hidden out here, but it's not very practical to do that anymore."

He straightens up, then reaches up to push up his glasses, and glances toward the kitchen without really seeing it. "We try to make it as safe as we can. No membership fee. And yes: anyone -- anyone on any side -- who knows about magic and about here can come here for help, or can sometimes come here to meet with the people giving them trouble and have safe passage-- or come here if they're injured, and get it healed. But if they break the rules they're out, and if they break the rules really badly then like half the magical population of the city will perform a tactical curbstomping."

...the microwave beeps again, and Mamoru starts moving off to the kitchen. "Naru, you still hungry, do you want me to warm up another plate? Or just find you the carrot cake?"

And then-- then he laughs at Lacrima. "Yeah. Yeah, it is. I wouldn't trade it for anything."
Naru Osaka 2017-01-03 21:26:04 65727
Naru gives a little nudge of her shoulder to Kyouko in support of her managing to utter forth the word 'girlfriend' without dying on the spot. Progress!

"Yes, it is my birthday." Naru nods to Lacrima. "Which is generally very low key being on a holiday, and that suits just fine. Thank you." She smiles easily at the birthday wishes.

The kiss from Mamoru, makes Naru smile. "This is a pretty awesome place, but I am completely and utterly and totally biased." She notes to Unmei and then considers Kyouko's plate and the likelyhood of her losing fingers in just pilfering from that.

"I'll come get myself something. As much as cake seems reasonable to live on today, even a shortened run probably could use real food beyond pastries, cake and coffee." Naru replies to Mamoru, actually getting off the couch to go and get herself something. And more coffee.
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-03 21:29:28 65729
    Kyouko beams up at Mamoru as he brings her a plate, compelte with spoon and fork. He kisses Naru on the top of her head, and Kyouko makes exaggerated motions with the latter. "Hey, get outta here you lech!" Said in good humor though, and her grin is absolutely fond now. When he leans for a moment on the back of their couch, Kyouko tilts her head to rest it briefly against his arm as she begins to chew through the fried food, rubbery and re-heated or not. Kyouko complaining about the state of food is even rarer than Nephrite wearing pants in his own bedroom.

    Naru gets up to go fetch food, even as Mamoru leaves to go back into the kitchen as well, and Kyouko finds herself abandoned. "Hey, I wouldfa shfrared!" She protests at Naru's retreating back, mouth full. But she doesn't protest too hard. Omf nomf.

    Swallowing, she adds, "It is pretty great here. Also, I'm one of the people who gets to stab you if you break the rules too badly." She says this in a much-too-cheerful voice before chomping down on another bite.
Unmei Tama 2017-01-03 21:30:36 65730
Unmei Tama blinked a few times, then nodded. "R-right! I won't break the rules, I promise!" Then paused. Then glanced to Kyouko. "Wait... is that like... magical stab, or stab me with an actual knife?" The color drained from her face. "Is... is there like... a place you hide bodies and stuff here?" she asked with a little frightened squeak.
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-03 21:33:51 65731
    Kyouko looks blank at the question of stabbing. "Um.. all of the above?"
Makoto Kino 2017-01-03 21:34:34 65732
"That's fair," Makoto agrees cheerfully to Mamoru's conditions regarding who gets to brave Nephrite's room under what circumstances. "Hmm, if there is any champagne left, we could make mimosas... assuming there's orange juice, of course."

It's possible that Nephrite has been a bad influence.

Her eyebrows lift a little at the talk of stabbings, and she looks over toward Unmei. "There's no hiding bodies, I promise. She'd only stab you a little bit, probably."
Lacrima 2017-01-03 21:36:42 65733
Lacrima tsks. "I will. Get you something later then." she says quietly. She looks to Unmei. "Is there a difference between being stabbed by an actual knife or a magical knife? Not really. They both cut. Just the magic one might also do something else to you. Like light you on fire. Or maybe electrically spark." she says.


Very helpful.

"When I found Alexis-kun earlier, he was fighting these thugs. One shoved a knife into my head. It was very uncomfortable." she says. She may be just saying these things to elicit a response from Unemi, who still seems terribly frightend of her.
Unmei Tama 2017-01-03 21:47:59 65734
Unmei Tama pales and whimpers. "P-please don't stab me and hide my body..." And then Lacrima said that and she moved just a tiny bit away from them all, her eyes wide. "And no fighting here, right? That's the rule? The big, major, no breaking rule, right?" she said with a little squeak.

"A-and no ambushing people when they leave either, right?" Eying lacrima a bit nervously.
Makoto Kino 2017-01-03 21:56:37 65735
"Absolutely no fighting," Makoto assures. "As long as you don't try to start anything with anyone else, you have nothing to worry about. And I don't think anyone here actually thinks that you'd try to start something, either. You're totally safe here."
Lacrima 2017-01-03 22:04:49 65737
Lacrima tsks. "Did you not enjoy my hospitality when you visited?" she asks. "- you came to vandalize my home and I served you tea and even entertained your silly excuse of it being your country's tradition of gifting toilet paper." she says flatly.

"If I wanted to hurt you- I'd had done it then. In my own home. Where no one could have helped you." she says. "Do you understand?" she asks.

"These are not threats. Merely the facts. So you understand." she says.

She looks over to Naru and sighs a bit and shakes her head- as she looks toward's Mamoru. "Speaking of... help..." she says quietly. "When. You get a chance. Can we speak in private. Soon?" she asks. "Or.. at least in less. Crowded company." she adds. "It is. About a friend. Of mine." she says.
Mamoru Chiba 2017-01-03 22:08:32 65739
"Well, Kazuo showed you the rules-- they're posted up by the door, and honestly the thing about player one is a dumb joke, but the rest of them are serious," Mamoru calls back from the kitchen, getting his own plate out and making way for Narupassage. "The important thing to remember is that everyone claiming hospitality here has the same technical status, no matter what they've done outside these walls. So you don't pick fights, even if someone getting help here killed someone close to you or something. You take it the hell away from here if they're willing to leave and duke it out with you." He leans out on the counter with his plate, eating while standing up, talking between swallows.

"We never know who we might be able to save, or turn their life around. The stabbings generally happen only if someone uses the amnesty to hurt us. If someone shows up who I know hates me or mine, looking for help? They get help but they also get watched like a hawk, and I get more friends on call to come help kick them out and commence with the stabbings if they break hospitality. This is serious business, Unmei-san," he says gravely. "Being magic is dangerous and difficult and sometimes heartbreaking. I've seen people killed in fights I was in. I've had to kill someone I love because they were lost to darkness and stood a good chance of killing everyone in the city. Most of us have lost someone to it. And..."

He looks away, forkful of food paused above his plate. "If you're able to remember seeing magic or unnatural things, if you're able to remember this conversation... odds are pretty good that if you're not already magic yourself, you will be soon." A beat, and he looks back at Unmei, expression hard. "Don't make any deals with magical beings where you don't know every single consequence, every caveat, every loophole."

Lacrima's request gets a quick nod. "Anytime you want. If you don't have my number, I'll give it to you, just text me when you're looking for me. Unless you just mean a little later, which is fine too." Finally he sighs and looks down again, then lifts his head to smile at Makoto. "I could use a mimosa, for sure."
Unmei Tama 2017-01-03 22:10:20 65740
Unmei Tama blinked a few times, staring at him. And... oh. Wow. The guilty look was evident on her face. "O-oh. I... I wouldn't... I..." she said softly. "I'm sorry you... you had to go through something like that. I wouldn't... even if I... was anything like that I wouldn't... ever... hurt someone or..."

And then he said that and urked. "M-make a deal with a magical thing? W-who would d-do something silly like that? I, ummm, I'm... I think I need to... go lay down for a bit if... if that's okay. I suddenly don't... feel so well. That's... that's a lot to take in. C-can I use the guest room again? Thanks. Thank you." She turned and then practically fled out of the room.
Naru Osaka 2017-01-03 22:11:21 65741
"Whats a mimosa?" Naru asks curiously as she helps herself to fried things in the kitchen. "Champagne isn't actually all the way to /good/, but better than whiskey."

"No need, Lacrima. I'm pretty content on the birthday front." Naru smiles over to the deadpan vampire and then she quirks her head, her expression thoughtful. "You heal? That's pretty cool. I am.. so very not surprised that Alexis was in a fight. Still not." She sighs softly, shaking her head and getting herself food that isn't sugar. And cake. Because cake for brunch is legit on a birthday.

Mamoru's words to Unmei bring a serious nod from Naru and she watches the girl flee. "I can't decide if she's going to remember that later or not."
Makoto Kino 2017-01-03 22:14:11 65742
There's really not much more that Makoto can add to what's already been said. Instead, she watches Unmei flee the room with an expression of sympathy, then sets down her mug and smiles at Mamoru. "I'll go see if I can figure out what the guys did with the rest of the champagne, then, if there's any left."

A glance to Naru, and she fills in: "Half champagne, half orange juice. The juice does a lot to cut the alcohol taste." Back to Mamo, "You guys do have orange juice, right? --Never mind, I'll check." With a mission, now, she heads off to investigate the fridge. And maybe the other fridge. And then possibly the roof.
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-03 22:19:57 65744
    Kyouko, still on the couch, still shovelling fried goodness into her mouth, listens in silence as Mamoru gives The Speech to Unmei, and then the girl flees the room like that. She looks mildly guilty.

    Swallowing, she then says, "Um.. sorry. Did I come on a little strong with the whole stabbin' thing? I guess I'm.. not used to people who aren't used to me." Lips quirk to the side in a grimace.
Mamoru Chiba 2017-01-03 22:21:59 65746
There's a decided wince from Mamoru. "Shit. She probably already made a contract," he says, straightening up and dragging his hand down his face. "Well..."

A glance at Mako, and Mamoru smiles faintly. "Cool. Yeah we do. Not sure which fridge." He shrugs at Kyouko. "I dunno. She was really jumpy the whole time." Then he looks down at his plate, still more than half full. "Kyouko, if you want the rest it's yours, otherwise I'll put it back in the fridge once I check to make sure Neph's not naked. I'll be back shortly."

He puts his utensils down and slouches off to check on Nephrite.
Lacrima 2017-01-03 22:23:31 65747
Lacrima head tilts at Naru. "I heal yes. Well regenerate. I'm not. Human. Or Mortal. To begin with." she says. She does head tilt. "You should have seen the look. On the Thug's face. When I didn't fall to the ground dead. It was very confused then very scared." she says.

"Yes you shouldn't be surprised. I do not think any regular thug or Yazkuza is going to be safe in a twenty mile radius within Tokyo for at least another week. He might not be able to fight magically. But he fights regular people well."

"I'll try to make sure he doesn't break his nose three times over." she says. "He's easy to track when he gets started."

She sighs. "Well. If you insist- On no gifts. At least I don't feel so bad for not coming with anything to begin with, now." she says.
Naru Osaka 2017-01-03 22:29:11 65748
"Regenerate is sort of like healing." Naru decides as she leans on a counter and considers if she's about to break the 'no drinking' rule with mimosas, or if she's going to stick with coffee. Coffee does seem to be winning, based on the refill status of her cup.

"He /does/ fight well." Naru agrees. "I think he might do alright against magical fights with a magically enhanced weapon, but that will get more complicated now." She doctors up her coffee cup and there's a little smirk of a smile. "I can imagine he's fairly easy to find once he's on a rampage. Thank you, again, for talking to him. I appreciate it."

"Am I bringing you Endy's plate, Kyouko?" Naru asks, overhearing the plan to abandon it to the puella if she wants it.
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-03 22:33:42 65749
    "Yeah," Kyouko calls back towards Naru in the kitchen. "That's part of my job, y'know." Apartment garbage disposal.

    "If you make a mimosa I'll split it with you!" She adds as an addendum, knowing Naru is more likely to imbibe (lightly) if she isn't committed to an entire glass.
Lacrima 2017-01-03 22:40:59 65751
Lacrima looks to Kyouko. "How has work been at the store?" she asks. A pause. "Those ham and cheese burritos were good. Alas- I've kept my side of the bargain we made and stay out of that store." she says frankly.

Another pause. "May I ask you something, Kyouko Sakura?" she says.

"Do.. Puella Magi. Age?" she asks quietly.
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-03 22:45:24 65752
    Kyouko's attention is drawn to Lacrima as the girl addresses her directly. She hasn't exactly been ignoring Lacrima, but the antipathy she holds for the girl is no secret, and she hasn't exactly been engaging her either. When she's spoken to directly though, she doesn't have much choice. To her credit, she keeps her expression and tone pretty neutral. "Yeah, an' I appreciate that." She says, in response to keeping the bargain.

    The question catches her a bit off guard. Her eyes narrow slightly, though it's not a hostile expression. More perhaps a suspicious one. "Most don't last long enough to really find out." She says, almost dismissively. Then, perhaps a bit grudgingly, adds, "But I've definitely aged. I was eleven when I Wished. I don't look eleven anymore. I hope."
Naru Osaka 2017-01-03 22:46:47 65753
"I'm stealing some of the potatoes." Immaterial of the fact that there are plenty on Naru's plate, she already knows she's going to be yoinking some of Endy's via Kyouko's too.

Naru roams towards the couch again, bringing both plates, and her coffee and somehow not spilling anything, even if one of the plates is carefully balanced on top of the coffee cup. She offers the one in her hand to Kyouko. "Mimosas are champagne dependant, which apparently requires Neph having pants." She notes and then looking between Kyouko and Lacrima at the conversation there she gives Kyouko an appraising once over. "Nope. Not eleven."
Lacrima 2017-01-03 23:01:46 65755
Lacrima ahs. "I see..." she says quietly. She perhaps notices the suspicious look. "Ah... I was asking. On behalf of.. a friend. But. If. Many of you don't live that long." she says quietly. "It makes the reasoning why I would ask moot." she says.

"Don't worry. Nothing malicious. Just. I worry. For my friends wellbeing." she says.

She looks toward's Mamoru. "Right. I will actually. Need your number. To reach you at. Or. A number." she says.

She already suspects Kunzite uses a burner phone when he contacts her as it is.

She doesn't seem to take offense to it. Probably because she does the same.
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-03 23:24:41 65760
    Kyouko eyes Naru as she comes back towards the couch. It seems to just be occuring to her that this 'no food is safe' thing goes two ways. After a moment, she heaves a tiny sigh and nods. It's worth it, one supposes.

    She takes the plate offered from Naru, and just combined it with the plate she already had to renew the mountain of fried goodness, digging in again without hesitation. "I don't see why anything requires Neph-nii having pants, if that were a rule we'd never get anything done around here."

    She glances at Lacrima again as she says she's asking on behalf of a friend. Her expression comes somewhat subdued. "Sorry, but it's true. It really ain't worth it. People like me who manage to last.. few and far between. Only ever met two others." That'd be Mami and Homura, of course.
Naru Osaka 2017-01-03 23:30:19 65763
Naru really does have enough of her own, but there's the principle of the thing in stealing a forkful of potatoes off Kyouiko's plate.

"I suspect it has something to do with Neph needing to fess up to finishing the champagne, or admitting where it got hidden, and this might require a hunt." Naru speculates as she eats.

She's quiet as Lacrima and Kyouko speak about puella lifespan, possibly not the most optimistic of topics. "I am pretty sure Mamo uses the same number for everyone, although you can always use me as a go between if you want. I don't mind."
Lacrima 2017-01-03 23:40:05 65766
Lacrima shakes her head. "Mmph." she says. "The friend isn't intrested in... becoming a Puella. As I understand the current rules. He can't anyways. Because he is a boy." she says. "But. It's more. He has lived a long time. And he sometimes grows sad at the non-constants he has in his long life. I am, in fact, the first being he's ever met that is as immortal as he is." she says quietly.

She looks at Naru. "I appreciate that. I know I could also ask Kunzite nicely." she says.

She pauses. "I am going to find something to eat." she says as she meanders into the kitchen before she does. She pauses.

"Thank you for answering my question, Kyouko Sakura." she says before off into the kitchen she goes.
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-03 23:52:57 65771
    "Yeah.. whatever. No problem." Kyouko says with a shrug, suddenly a bit morose herself, as Lacrima mentions immortality. Something very, very foreign to her.

    "Must be nice." She mutters, hunkering down next to Naru and chewing on some potatoes.
Unmei Tama 2017-01-04 00:51:44 65780
Unmei Tama came out from the room, her arms around herself as she nervously walked out. She looked much the same. Except for one minor thing. She wasn't wearing her hair clip. That was new for her. She always had that little golden clip on. But now it was in her room, on the desk. She didn't look like she'd just woken up, either. Or napped. Or anything. She looked a little anxious. She sat on the edge of the couch, glanced over and... giggled a little.

"So, still making the ooglies with your girlfriend, eh? So, ummm... know where the tall guy went?"
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-04 00:59:28 65782
    Kyouko is actually by herself on the couch when Unmei re-emerges from the bedroom- Naru having momentarily left the room, possibly to go glare at her mural again, or something. Kyouko, meanwhile, is resolutely chewing the last of the fried stuff on the plate. It was a lot, even for her, but she seems to feel it's some kind of personal mission to finish ever last bite. After all.. never waste food.

    Unmei perches nearby, and Kyouko makes a face. "No." Chew chew chew. "Um.. which tall guy?" 'tall guy' could describe about three of the place's five inhabitants.
Unmei Tama 2017-01-04 01:04:13 65784
Unmei Tama glanced off to the side. "The one who mentioned the... magical... beings? Things? I actually wanted to ask what he meant by that. Is that like... a thing? Are there magical creatures going around Tokyo offering...well, magic to... people? And stuff? Or was that just an example?"
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-04 01:07:59 65786
    "Oh. That's Mamoru." Kyouko says, swallowing another bite. She falls silent for a moment at the question about magical beings offering deals, chewing on another piece of potato before finally speaking up again, free hand rising to push some errant red locks off of her forehead. "There's at least one. Little white-and-pink cat-lookin' thing with big ears, calls himself Kyubey."

    She idly taps her fork on her plate. "If you ever meet him, don't trust what he says. He's a manipulative little jerk, and his bargains are never worth the price."
Unmei Tama 2017-01-04 01:11:04 65787
Unmei Tama blinked a few times, opening her mouth and... "Kyu..." She did a mental thought process. Then shrugged. "Really? Manipulative? Bargains? Why? what kind of things does he do?" she asked with a small smile. "I mean... not that... err... I'd do anything by it. But I'm mostly just curious."

She poked her fingers together. "And what did he mean if... I can see things? I mean, you people are right in front of me. How could I not see them? I'd have to be blind, wouldn't I?"
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-04 01:16:38 65789
    "He offers to grant you a wish in exchange for you becoming a magical girl. But listen to what I said." Kyouko jabs with her fork. "It ain't worth it. Puella, which are what the magcial girls he creates are called, live short, violent lives and then die young. Trust me."

    As for the rest, she shrugs. "If you're a true mundane, with no connection to magic, you either won't be able to see magical creatures at all, or you'll forget about 'em shortly after you stop being directly exposed. It's just like.. a rule of the universe or somethin'. So if you remember talkin' to us about magic, then you're obviously magical too."
Lacrima 2017-01-04 01:17:25 65790
Lacrima comes back from the kitchen finally. She does not come back with a comically large dagwood sandwhich. She does come back with simple sandwhiches- at least three, stack on one another. She has a seat as she sees that Naru has wandered off somewhere for the moment.

"So honest question." she asks Kyouko. "Did you and Alexis have this awesome fight for Naru's affection? Because. I would have paid money to see that." this is a deadpan joke of course.

"I mean. Of course you didn't. I am.. just... nrg."

"Forget it. I don't.. have.. good. Tone of voice." she says.

She looks over to Unmei. "She means. You see things. Things normal people can't see easily. Like the Charas." she says. She nods in agreement with Kyouko and the world doesn't end when that happens. (Agreeing with Kyouko that is.)
Kazuo Takeba 2017-01-04 01:21:47 65791
"She's been dealing with me for over a year. She might be able to read you by now." That voice is not the voice of the tall person that Unmei was hoping for; it is Taller, rather than Not Taller. Kazuo steps more past the conversation than through it, moving back into the kitchen with the remnants of the tray he'd taken with him a while back. The remnants do not involve champagne, for the record.
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-04 01:24:55 65792
    Kyouko gives Lacrima a 'look' as she brings up Alexis again. It's really not something Kyouko wants to talk about, even though she really didn't do anything underhanded or antagonistic towards him. "No. I was just lucky, alright?" She mutters into her fork. "Story of my life, really."

    She looks mildly relieved when Kazuo re-enters the room, even if he's ehading to the kitchen, because it means she's less likely to have to field questions from both Unmei and Lacrima about things which make her decidedly less-than-cheerful. Especially when she's operating on about an hour's sleep. "Nii-chan." She hops up and pads over to the kitchen after him, carrying her now-empty plate to deposit in the dishwasher, although she heads back to the couch a moment later.
Unmei Tama 2017-01-04 01:31:31 65794
Unmei Tama nodded slowly, her eyes glancing off to the side. "Any wish? That... doesn't seem so bad. I mean... if the wish was worth it... being able to be happy, even for a short bit, might be worth dying for, right? I mean, if it was the only option." Then shrugged. "B-but I wouldn't worry! I don't want anything like that! I mean, I don't even have any wishes. Definitely not ones I'd want to have fixed with magic."

She glanced over. "The... charas? And wait, so... you're saying I will be magical soon, then? Or... possibly? Likely?" she perked up. "So, ummm... give me the truth. Those gas leaks that keep happening... are they really gas leaks?"
Nephrite 2017-01-04 01:34:10 65797
Thumping footsteps like those of a cranky bear, newly-awoken from hibernation, announce the arrival of one of the apartment's inhabitants. Nephrite wanders in, disheveled but definitely wearing pants (whether he is wearing yesterday's pants, and therefore either slept in them or threw them on upon waking up, is likely), and carrying the half-empty crate of champagne. "Heard you guys need this."

He thumps it down roughly right in the middle of the floor and goes in search of coffee.
Kazuo Takeba 2017-01-04 01:43:35 65799
There were thumping footsteps and Kazuo was already in the kitchen. This means that Nephrite is handed a mug very nearly on arrival, albeit one that is merely waiting to be contaminated to his usual preference, not actually prearranged so. (Now Unmei has two tall people who are not the right one.)

"The thing about making deals with the devil," Kazuo says to Unmei, "is not merely that the devil will never keep his side. It's that he also collects with interest. So you would pay far more than you believed, and win nothing by it but ashes."

As for whether Unmei might be a magical girl? "Possibly. Possibly not. If you do, we'll do our best to extend the same courtesies to you -- privacy, for instance." There's a momentary glance at Nephrite when he says that. Will he be lucky? Will Nephrite catch that? Will Makoto not have reason to throttle both of them for outing her to a mildly disturbingly avid fangirl? He can hope.

(Hope is not likely to be strong enough to overcome hangover. Maybe luck will serve.)
Mamoru Chiba 2017-01-04 01:44:18 65800
"Way to be a dick to guests," Mamoru mutters, following Neph in with his hands jammed deep in his pockets, shoulders hunched in. And apparently he's a glutton for punishment, or maybe just wants to see what happens whenever a cranky Neph tries to start something with Kunzite, because he keeps following Neph, right into the kitchen. "Did Mako find the orange juice?" he asks Kyouko and Lacrima over his shoulder, then notices Unmei and looks somewhat relieved. "Hey. It's Mimosa Morning. Uh, at one in the afternoon, whatever."

Then he's around the corner and eeeeverything in the kitchen's visible to the living room, courtesy that wonderful half-wall counter. He lowers his voice slightly. "Look, will you stop being the abominable yeti if I fix your hangover?"
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-04 01:49:12 65802
    Kyouko was just leaving the kitchen after depositing her dish in the sink when Nephrite, and then Mamoru come back into the room from elsewher in the apartment. She smirks just a little bit as she passes by Nephrite. "Lookin' stylish, Neph-nii." She teases, quickly ducking out of the way of any retaliatory swipes, at least of the physical kind, then tapping Mamoru on the shoulder lightly as she passes- the lightest of faux-punches. "I dunno." Is her answer about the organge juice.

    She flumps back down on the couch. She seems mildly more energetic than she was initially. Perhaps just having people around (and food in her belly) has had a mild revitalizing effect. "Nii-chan is right," She then adds, to Unmei. "Just trust us. She says nothing on the prospects of magical-girl-dom.
Unmei Tama 2017-01-04 01:49:49 65803
Unmei Tama blinked and then stared. Oh. My. Gosh. It was a good thing the hairpin wasn't in her hair because it would have gone from gold to green. As she just stared, a little hint of red in her cheeks. "Wow..." she whispered, eying him for a bit. "Yeah... yeah... whole world is ash... life is misery and... and stuff..." She leaned over a bit to watch the guy go into the kitchen and... fell out of her seat with a yipe. "Ow!" she squeaked, quickly getting up and dusting herself off, cheeks red.

"Err... ummm... does that... happen often?" she asked nervously, glancing to kyouko. "Oh, right, ummm, bad things! I... still don't know. I mean... it's not like it takes your soul... does it? So you get what you want, and then you just fight until you die? I could see why someone would want a wish like that. If someone they loved was suffering or... something. Or if you didn't really have a future or anything."

She then shook her head. "But yeah, I'll keep an eye out for this... kyubey. What's he look like?"
Lacrima 2017-01-04 01:50:44 65804
Lacrima purses her lips as Kunzite walks by. "Ah. I suppose you're right. There, Kunzite." she says. She is eating a sandwhich now and seems pleased to be eating said sandwhiches.

"I don't know. She hasn't come back yet." she says. "You mean... the tall girl. Right?" she asks as politely as she can.

Her eyes pass over Nephrite and she keeps a pursed set of lips. "Yes. We were looking for that. Thank you." she says.

She looks to Unemi and frowns. "It isn't all fun. You know. Hardly even a little for me." she says. "I didn't even ask for this. I bought a necklace in a shop. Then I get sick. Then I wake up and am this thing." she says.

"I find a good rule of thumb is be careful of old jewerly." she says matter of factly.
Makoto Kino 2017-01-04 01:52:45 65809
"Mako found the orange juice," that person's voice announces from somewhere a bit outside the room. "It was in the other fridge. Mimosas are go."

Makoto herself follows her voice a moment later, carrying a nearly-full carton of OJ with her. Somewhere in there since she wandered out earlier she's found the time to wash her face and do something about her hair, which is now only slightly a mess and mostly contained by her ponytail.

She leaves the carton on the nearest table surface next to where Nephrite left the champagne, and then she proves her credentials as Senshi of Courage all over again by daring to go into the kitchen after the guys in search of glasses. And a coffee mug to set out for Nephrite while she's at it.
Nephrite 2017-01-04 02:01:38 65811
Lucky for Makoto, she can scratch that last item off her list thanks to a quick-thinking Kunzite. Kazuo will be given a proper thank you when Nephrite can manage something other than a vague grunt in his direction, as he hugs the coffee close to his entirely naked chest and goes in search of sugar. Likewise, Kyouko gets a vague groan at the teasing. Guests get the gift of silence for now.

The shirtless hung over yeti digs the fried bits of whatever breakfast was already eaten out of a frying pan, looks Mamoru, in the eye, and shoves it in his mouth. And nods. He can be civil. Promise.

He gives Mako a small approximation of a smile as she enters, though. Special girlfriend privileges.
Kazuo Takeba 2017-01-04 02:09:41 65813
Nephrite in this condition is merely accepted as a fact of life. Mamoru in that hoodie, however, receives a brief slanted look from Kazuo for some reason. Can't be the slippers, he didn't react like that earlier. He has other tall people, Makoto included, between him and the exit now, so he doesn't try to escape the kitchen at present. "The soul issue," he says, "happens. Sometimes you can even tell that it has. And no. The point is that you don't get what you want out of the deal. And that what you pay is worse. What Kyubey looks like is almost irrelevant, because there is more than one entity that makes deals like that; concentrate on avoiding the ones you have described to you, and you'll miss the ones that look different."

He pauses. "Lacrima has an excellent point about old jewelry, though."
Unmei Tama 2017-01-04 02:14:27 65815
Unmei Tama reached up towards her heart, her hand getting halfway there before she stopped and forced her hand to her chest. "That... ummm... sounds... horrible. I'm so sorry. I'll... keep an eye out for anything like that," she said softly. "Trust me, you don't have to worry about me making any... kind of... deal like that," she mumbled, her eyes glancing off to the side. Oh gosh she was the worst liar.

"And I mean, I'm sure they don't all backfire. Just because a few did, doesn't mean some aren't worth fighting for. I'm sure some feel that way at least... right?" Yeah, a horrible, awful liar.
Mamoru Chiba 2017-01-04 02:19:25 65817
"Gross, Neph. Gross," Mamoru says with absurdly cheerful disgust, then reaches up and grabs the sides of Nephrite's head and leans in sharply, as if he were about to headbutt the headache out.

He does not. He stops just short, and he says flatly, "Drink more goddamn water next time."

Yes. His hands are glowing a very pretty gold.

"In fact, drink a bunch now." Mamoru lets go of Nephrite's head and moves to lean out over the counter. "Kyou-chan, can you start making mimosas? I mean. Come get cups and then mimosa-making. Mako is a genius and has the other super important ingredient and it's right there--" He's talking pretty fast because he is expecting to get roughhoused any second. While wearing the ugly hoodie.
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-04 02:22:01 65821
    Kyouko appears to be getting mildly frustrated with Unmei's continued attempts to find qualifications for Kyubey's offer. "Listen, just trust us, alright? It ain't worth it." She repeats for about the third time, before deliberately turning her head away and leaning over the couch, arms draped down the back, to peer towards the kitchen.

    "You're a hero Mako-chan!" She cheers, when Mako re-enters the room with the OJ. Curiously, Nephrite does not get a similar cheer for providing the champaign. Life is so unfair.

    A job is assigned to her! Time to prove her worth as a Shitennou. "Sure!" She leaps over the back of the couch and squeezes into the kitchen with everyone else, winding between the taller people, and possibly using Kunzite as a ladder to get to the glasses, which are then put on the counter and mimosas begin to be assembled.
Makoto Kino 2017-01-04 02:28:28 65824
The approximation of a smile from the cranky hung over wild animal in the kitchen gets a beaming smile back from Makoto. When Kyouko comes into the kitchen Mako is more than happy to pass off the glasses she'd been in the process of collecting and lean against the counter out of the way of comings and goings. Someone else can make the drinks. Mako is going to rest on the laurels of her heroism.

"There's plenty of leftover party food in the fridge if you want," she comments aside to Nephrite, once Mamoru is finished with the glowy hands. "You know, traditional New Year's breakfast." Luckily half the point of osechi-ryori is that it keeps well, and nobody here is in a position to stop anyone from having cake for breakfast if they want.
Lacrima 2017-01-04 02:32:05 65826
Lacrima head tilts at Unmei. "Oh, I'm sure there are ones that don't backfire." she says plainly.

She gently waits for Mimosas to exist. Because she would like one. And she doesn't get drunk. She gently nods.

"Ah. The food was. Very good? Yes it was very good." she says softly. Once again. That's the best word she can find for it. Naru said if she can find anything positive to say that was a good sign...


She sighs a bit to herself.

"You don't hang around with those two who were with you when you tried to TP my manor. Do you?" she asked to Unemi looking back.
Unmei Tama 2017-01-04 02:37:32 65827
Unmei Tama blinks a few times and then her eyes narrow and she glances down. "Right... do what you say because you say so..." Oh, hit a nerve with that one. Then cringed. Well, no matter. Her gem turned a golden color again under her garments. They didn't suspect anything, she was sure.

And hey, this kyubey seemed like a fine creature. so what if someone made a bad wish? That was THEIR problem. sure, the vampire lady sounds like she got a rough deal, but so what? "Fine, you've got the experience. I'll just do what you say," she grumbled somewhat grouchily.

And then she urked. "W-what? No! I haven't, they were just... bad influences. I ummm... I have a much.. better friend now. A-and I, err... at least I gave you the paper. It was two ply. Extra soft..."
Kazuo Takeba 2017-01-04 02:40:19 65829
Kazuo glances at Mamoru and Nephrite, and opts for starting to clear the immediate area. On the other hand, Makoto is right there, and Kyouko is --

-- was she actually on his head for a moment? Does he actually want an answer to that question? Reflexes he normally reserves for dealing with Zoisite kick in, though, and he lets Kyouko maneuver in her inimitable way without a word.

Especially without a word over what Lacrima and Unmei are discussing, because while ninety percent of the teenaged problems he deals with are things that are gut-level familiar from another lifetime, that particular specific item is ... not.
Nephrite 2017-01-04 02:45:01 65831
"It is too early for your sass," Nephrite replies, slightly less grumpily. Even though it is past noon, and he sets down his coffee to grab a water glass and fill it from the tap.

"How come I'm not a hero?" He asks Kyouko, sounding wounded. "Without champagne, mimosas are just juice."

Several gulps of water later, Nephrite is slightly less beastly, but also apparently still not fully energized. He weaves between the other bodies in the kitchen and, instead of wrestling Mamoru, leans bodily onto him. Like the heaviest and most passive-aggressive hug. "How can you call me gross while you're wearing that?"

He grins over at Mako. "Breakfast of champions!"
Usagi Tsukino 2017-01-04 02:45:10 65832
Breakfast has been eaten.

And she tried to go back to sleep, even managed a doze! But apparently one can only sleep so long.

(Okay, that, and Mamo-warmed spot is noticeably chilly.)

So, out staggers a zombie Usagi, nose in the air. Jammy shorts and a pilfered space t-shirt. She pauses and looks at Nephrite. "We're not wearing shirts?"

She toys with the hem of hers, but, no wait that's not it.
Makoto Kino 2017-01-04 02:50:39 65834
Makoto has not been paying a whole lot of attention to the conversation that's been going on involving Unmei and Lacrima, but she does look the vampire girl's way when she mentions the food, and offers Lacrima an only slightly self-conscious smile. "Thank you." Just that. She's not entirely sure how to talk to Lacrima - she works with Agera, after all. But house rules, and anyway a compliment deserves thanks.

Unmei gets a more curious look, but anything that Mako might have said is derailed by Usagi's arrival and Nephrite being Nephrite. "Exactly!" she tells him, and then immediately after, "--we are absolutely wearing shirts, Usagi-chan. Neph is a law until himself like always, don't copy him."
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-04 02:51:26 65836
    By some miracle, mimosas exist. Kyouko begins to distribute, in the most logical pattern, which is to say she takes one for herself, drinks half of it in one gulp, refills it, and then starts handing out the others.

    "Because, Neph-nii, you are a shirtless barbarian." She says, faux-primly, as she passes by him. "Besides," She leans up and stage-whispers, "It's good tactics to let your girlfriend take the credit." A wink, and then onward.

    "Usaaaaa!" She chimes upon seeing zombie-bun stagger into the room. Before Usagi can attempt to match the perceived dress-code, Kyouko shoves a mimosa into her hand. The special one she made for Usagi in anticipation of her eventually waking up. It has no champaign in it.
Mamoru Chiba 2017-01-04 02:53:20 65837
All of a sudden there's a refrigerator with beautiful hair leaning overly heavily on Mamoru, who was in fact already leaning on the counter gesticulating into the living room, so he is well on his way to being squished when Usagi wanders out and starts toying with the hem of her shirt. Mamoru gets this comically terrified expression on his face, and then he starts the scuffle.

"No you're gross, dude, wash your hands! I fried everything, even the coffee, so now you're going to get grease everywhere-- or spit everywhere-- and USA NO IT'S NOT TOPLESS DAY IT's-- it's what Mako said YES EXACTLY RIGHT--" he's running off at the mouth, even while he legit starts trying to wrestle Nephrite over the counter into the living room properly. "GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE!" He is also digging a knuckle into Neph's arm.
Unmei Tama 2017-01-04 02:59:35 65841
Unmei Tama glanced up. Wait, why was there a... ohhhh, busty girl going topless? She was okay with that! Awwwww. Or not.

She then blinked a few times as she got a mimosa. She stared at it. Then looked around. The indecisiveness was clear on her features. Was it reallllly okay for her to drink this? It was a grown up drink, it...

Well, judging how these girls were talking she might not even make it to her 21st birthday. Besides, she was in tokyo. Things were different here. A hand reachedto her stomach, feeling the stitches. Yeah. Things were different here alright.

"Thank you." She then took a sip and... "Oh, it's good!" She wondered if all alcohol tasted like this. Maybe she should rob a liquor store on the way home.
Lacrima 2017-01-04 03:00:07 65842
Lacrima blinks. Did.. Did Usagi just need to ask. If it's a shirtless day. "W..what kind of.. days.. go on in this place." she asks as she narrows her eyes at Kunzite like she expects an answer from him.

She politely waits for a Mimosa. She nods at Kyouko politely as she can and gently has a sip.

She hrmmmms a bit at the taste, gives an approving nod- then looks over to Unmei. "Don't over do it." she says.
Usagi Tsukino 2017-01-04 03:01:00 65843
Usagi blinks down at her own shirt. "Good, because I'm not wearing a b--aieee! Mamo-chan is loud!"

She takes the mimosa with happy eyes. "Mmmmm orange juice!" A sip! "Fizzy orange juice!"

She trots over to wrestling Neph and Mamo. "Wrastley boys...pretty..." She leans over in the middle of the shuffle and manages to give Mamoru a smooch without being dragged in. "Morning~! Wait, is it still morning?"

She blinks at Unmei, then takes another sip of hers. "Mine's tasty, too."

She looks at Lacrima. "I dunno. But Neph-kun's all shirtless."
Naru Osaka 2017-01-04 03:06:18 65846
Naru was seriously not gone for /that/ long. Long enough for a shower and to get out of her running clothes into leggings and a t-shirt that she keeps at ECFH.

She really does visit that much.

And she returns to ... mimosas and the potential of topless dress codes and a properly crowded apartment. "Apparently people woke up. Good morning sunshines."
Kazuo Takeba 2017-01-04 03:07:15 65847
"None like that," Kazuo answers Lacrima, even as he's evading flail by shifting to the safer end of the counter. He regards Usagi for a lingering moment. "And what have we learned about using Neph for a role model?" he asks her gravely, before pausing to further rescue his coffee. There will be one person here who is completely sober. Possibly only one, because Usagi might possibly be able to pick enough up out of sheer proximity to keep up with Mamoru. Also, the mug will give him something to hide any traces of expression behind when Usagi comes up with an answer. "Welcome back, Naru."

(The coffee does not look fried. This may not be a guarantee.)
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-04 03:08:56 65848
    "Naruuuu~" Kyouko seems much more energetic than earlier, as previously noted. This is likely due to food, alcohol, and literally all of her favorite people being in the room, once Naru enters.

    She slides over and hands Naru her mimosa, which is only about half full. Then smooches her on the cheek. "Welcome back!" She grins a lopsided, one-fanged grin, then returns to the counter to start making another round of mimosas, just in case anybody wants more.
Usagi Tsukino 2017-01-04 03:10:42 65850
Usagi taps her chin in deep thought at that. "We've learned...that unless you can do laundry on your tummy or keep the beat to a song with your...chestial area, you can't wander around shirtless." A serious nod.

"Naru-chan~!" She's still half asleep, so her sleepy glomp gets Kyouko and Naru both.
Makoto Kino 2017-01-04 03:12:57 65851
"...I think what we've really learned is that Usagi-chan isn't awake yet," Makoto observes from over where she's keeping a sidelong eye on the Nephrite-Mamoru scuffle. "Welcome back, Naru-chan."
Unmei Tama 2017-01-04 03:15:53 65853
Unmei Tama finishes off the last of her drink with a happy sigh. "Can... ummmm... can I have another one?" she asked with a sheepish smile. She liked it, actually. It was... tasty. and sweet. And it made her stomach feel all warm and happy. More importantly, she didn't feel like doing anything stupid, yet. Then...

"So, if you could make a wish, what would you wish for?" she asked Kyouko. "I'm guessing one of those things came to you, right? But you turned it down?"
Lacrima 2017-01-04 03:22:34 65855
Lacrima head tilts at Kunzite. "Ah." she says softly. "Good. That's good." she says quietly. Because. She was about to leave. If it was 'shirtless day'. Perhaps even she has class limits.

She looks to Unmei and frowns a little, judgingly but says nothing. She doesn't want to start a fight.

She walks towards the area Mimosas are being poured. She will obtain another one.

Her phone blinks with a quick 'Toccato' tune. Because of course it does. It's short and quick. She gently reaches into... nothing. (a small black mist seems to engulf her hand) and she pulls out a phone. She reads the screen. Just the faintest hint of a blush- which fades quick as she taps back. She taps back and forth for a bit before she puts the phone away the same way she took it out.
Nephrite 2017-01-04 03:24:26 65856
A scuffle and a few cries, and Nephrite soon has Mamoru hauled up on his shoulder. Which is probably dangerous in a kitchen, so to avoid glares from Kazuo or disappointment from Mako, he takes his sack-of-potatoes prince out to the living room.

"Every day is Shirtless Day if you try hard enough," he announces. "If Usagi wants to join me, who are any of you to judge her?"
Nagihiko Fujisaki 2017-01-04 03:25:05 65857
There's a rustling in a nearby candy bowl. A few seconds later, a bleary eyed Rhythm pops his head out, scattering bits of candy everywhere. "Wasawhonrr?"
Mamoru Chiba 2017-01-04 03:25:39 65858
"I'LL JUDGE ALL OF YOU FOR LOOKING!" Mamoru yells from Nephrite's shoulder, momentarily stopping struggling to get down because of kitchen doorway and people's heads and his feet. "KYOUKO HELP!"
Naru Osaka 2017-01-04 03:28:48 65861
A kiss, and a mimosa from Kyouko and a hug from Usagi, Naru aims to keep the mimosa from becoming one with Usagi as she ends up with a glomped bestie draped upon her. "Hey Usagi."

There's a surprised blink at Unmei's question and she glances from the younger girl to Kyouko and then back again. "Do you always ask really personal questions, Unmei? That one's a little over the privacy line, mimosas or not."

And then there's Mamoru over Neph's shoulder, which really isn't weird, and a Chara in a cnady bowl and Naru pffts softly at Mamoru's delcaration of judgement.

Clearly this particular degree of ECFH bedlam calls for a sip of mimosa that she's babysitting for Kyouko and Naru blinks at it after that sip. "Hey, this doesn't suck."
Makoto Kino 2017-01-04 03:28:48 65862
"NEPH!" It's not disappointment, really; the look on Makoto's face as she ducks down to half hide behind the divider between the kitchen and the living room is more just plain appalled. "Don't you even!"

Yeah, she's not coming out there right now. She'll get herself a mimosa when things in the living room are a little less... oh, how to say it... COMPLETELY INSANE.
Usagi Tsukino 2017-01-04 03:32:12 65863
Snuggle! "Naru-chan!" Then a hug for Kyouko, because Awkward Question is Awkward. "Kyou-kun~!"

Usagi preens at Mamoru's statement, albeit sleepily. She pats the area in question with both hands.

But she's saved from making some comment that could embarass everyone by 'eek!'ing and scampering over to Nephrite. Large, large barely awake bunny eyes. "Nephri-kun, no fair, I wanna be taller, too!"
Kazuo Takeba 2017-01-04 03:32:12 65864
Reaction to Usagi's comment, hidden, check. Oh please coffee. Four hours was not enough sleep to cope with this after last night.

"Her boyfriend, in one case," Kazuo notes to Nephrite, but it's mostly drowned out by Mamoru yelling pretty much the exact same point, and Makoto makes an even more pointed one. There is a momentary pause.

"-- I would appreciate it if no-one gave anything alcoholic to anyone under three feet tall," Kazuo says then, but his tone is already resigned. Maybe they can keep him distracted with actual candy. Maybe. Oh, God, did Temari wind up sleeping over too.

"Unmei," he continues, "no-one in this room is going to give you a productive answer to that question," even when they are not mid-chaos, "because all of us know better. Please stop."
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-04 03:34:41 65865
    Kyouko finds herself draped upon by Usagi, collatoral drapage in her attempt to glomp Naru. This is probably the only thing which stops her from bodily hurling Unmei over the balcony railing when she hears the girl speak, especially after already telling her to drop the damn wish questions. Naru and Usagi can feel her go very still, and even as Naru leaps to her defense (with sharp words), her eyes narrow and she opens her mouth to say something she'd probably regret..

    And then Usagi is hugging her more, causing her to oof, and then Mamoru is calling for her help, and she is successfuly distracted. Smirking, she ducks awayu from Usagi, "Ah, it ain't nothin' we ain't seen before." She comments cryptically, before darting over and skillfully poking Nephrite right in his bare ribs. Years of combat training teaches her just where to poke to get him to flinch in such a way as to drop Mamoru.

    If he actually does, Kyouko will try to catch him.

    This may or may not end as well as she envisoned it.
Unmei Tama 2017-01-04 03:36:29 65866
Unmei Tama blinked a few times. Then her eyes went wide. "W-wait, it is? I'm sorry, I didn't mean to get personal! I was just curious!"

She quickly shook her head, giving a nervous smile. "I didn't mean to... ask anything like that. How about, ummm, talking about something else?" She tried thinking and... "Do you like board games?" she tried. Everyone was panicking so she guessed she stepped over a line. She hadn't meant to. Probably. Okay, maybe a little bit. Maybe she was a tiny bit bitter about some of the talks.
Nagihiko Fujisaki 2017-01-04 03:37:27 65869
People being themselves? Check. His job is done!

(Not that he actually did anything. He was asleep and can't affect people who aren't Nagihiko, anyway.)

He floats out of the candy bowl after hearing a familiar voice. He plops on Makoto's shoulder, a peppermint stuck in his hair. "This house is noisier than Na-chan's when Na-chan Papa is asked to get rid of some skirts."

He likes it!
Nephrite 2017-01-04 03:51:16 65873
Nephrite has the good grace to look meekly at Mako's shout before stepping further from the kitchen and any breakables. He still does not put Mamoru down, though. Not until Kyouko's rib-poke. With a dramatic yell, he relinquishes his captive into Kyouko's waiting arms.

He doubles over, arms protectively over his squishy bits. "You're a cheating cheater!"

But he laughs at Usagi. "If you wanted a piggyback, I can make that happen. Princesses get more gentle treatment."
Naru Osaka 2017-01-04 03:54:24 65874
"You can be curious all you want, but when people are unwilling to answer, you dont get to keep poking just because you're curious." Naru comments to Unmei, her voice level and calm, but direct. "Wishes are very personal, they aren't the casual throw away wishes for pretty shoes as they are in fairy stories. Respecing people's privacy is a good way to have people willing to tell you things later."

There's half a bit of attention watching the fiasco in progress that involves one Prince and two Shitennou and the distinct potential of a falling Prince and really, she probably is safer watching Unmei. Probably.
Mamoru Chiba 2017-01-04 03:57:45 65875
When Mamoru falls, he falls awkwardly and in a tangle of flailing too-long limbs, and Kyouko absolutely catches him and they both go down like a pile of kitten-shaped bricks. And... Mamoru is laughing his ass off. He hoots up at Nephrite from the pile of hoodie and Kyouko on the floor, "You're still gross, too!!" And then he says more normally, informatively, "There's more better food in the fridge still. Keep drinking water."

There's some careful extrication and he HUGS KYOUKO (and whispers something to her), and then hauls himself up and across the room to get two mimosas so he can catch up. And, incidentally, watch to see if Usagi actually does take Neph up on his offer, and get his phone out to take pictures, because this is going to be adorable if it happens.

One mimosa down.

Briefly tracking Lacrima, then doing a general cross-room check to see where the Unmei situation's at now. Two mimosas down, and full stop. He smiles a little, then sidesteps over to Mako to solemnly hand her his phone. "Can you take a picture of the piggyback ride for me? Lacrima wanted to ask me something for a friend."
Usagi Tsukino 2017-01-04 03:59:20 65876
Mamoru safe, Usagi beams up at Nephrite, holding her arms up. "My turn?" Her fingers wiggle, and really, despite her being fifteen she's acting more like she's five, in actions and intention.

He's a cuddly teddy bear!
Unmei Tama 2017-01-04 04:00:02 65877
Unmei Tama turned redder, giving a nod and giving a very good impression of a scolded child as she twitched slightly in her seat. She quickly got up, refilled her drink and took another sip of it,before nodding.

"Right. I'm sorry. I shouldn't... intrude like that. you've all been wonderful hosts and I've been very, very rude. I'm sorry and will try to improve my behavior." Under her garments, the gem dimmed slightly. Good thing Pin wasn't there. He'd have made it worse. She stared at her drink. "Wait, they aren't? i thought wishes were supposed to be... I mean, in the books and movies... they're always more..." And her words trailed off again.
Lacrima 2017-01-04 04:01:07 65878
Lacrima sighs and shakes her head as she purses her lips. She does not actually take note of Nephrite's enemy crab weakpoint. She assumes it's for show anyways.

She is halfway through another mimosa already as she watches the chaos.

She is occasionally seeming thoughtful. She gently hears Mamoru and gently looks his direction.

"Ah. Are you ready then...? If you have time." she says. A pause.

"Please." she adds. Remembering to.
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-04 04:04:03 65881
    Kyouko succeeds in rescuing the prince! And then is crushed by the prince. "Awk!" She sqwuaks as she collapses in a heap on the floor under Mamoru, but she's laughing too- crisis and/or murder successfully averted, it seems. She manages to get back to her knees before Mamoru hugs her.. and she just shakes her head slightly and gives a slightly rueful grin, before whispering something back and giving him a peck on the cheek.

    Then she is climbing back to her feet, once Mamoru has done likewise. Heaving a faint sigh, she suddenly seems to lose a bunch of energy, as if the day just finally caught up with her again after that brief tussle. Dropping her glass back on the kitchen counter, she turns and pads back to Naru. Upon arriving, she grabs the girl's hand. "I need a nap." She says, not bothering to explain why this requires Naru.

    And then she drags the girl from the room without another backwards glance.
Naru Osaka 2017-01-04 04:06:04 65883
"Welcome to the weird." Naru replies to Unmei and then she's got a Kyouko taking her hand that isn't holding half a mimosa. "Later!" She isn't about to protest why, exactly, Kyouko's nap requires her. She certainly doesn't seem to mind being dragged off and leans in to murmur something quietly to the redhead as they take their leave.
Makoto Kino 2017-01-04 04:09:10 65885
Oh hey, there's a Rhythm on her shoulder. Makoto, still ducked down behind the counter divider, cranes her head around to blink and smile at him. "Hi, you," she says. "Nice to see you again." Carefully, she reaches to pick the peppermint candy from the Chara's hair.

The scuffling seems to have resolved itself, so she straightens back up and claims a mimosa from the counter. This means she can also accept Mamo's phone when he hands it to her, grinning wryly. "I'll do my best," she promises, coming around out of the kitchen and into the living room with phone in one hand and mimosa in the other.

"You guys heard that, right?" This is to Nephrite and Usagi. "Whatever shenanigans you pull, there will be pictures."
Mamoru Chiba 2017-01-04 04:13:51 65886
If Mamoru looks a little misty and a lot proud when he watches Kyouko drag Naru off, surely no one will judge him. Except maybe Unmei if she notices, but probably not. "Thanks, imouto-chan," he tells Mako, grinning and giving her a little hip bump as she and Rhythm go to see to pictorial evidence. He glances at Usagi and Nephrite, then at Unmei-- and then at Kunzite-- and then turns his attention to Lacrima. "Yup! No worries. Come on, we can go just in the other room," he says amiably, gesturing toward one of the doors and then leading the way.
Nagihiko Fujisaki 2017-01-04 04:14:31 65887
Rhythm makes a small noise as the candy is pulled from his hair. Not from pain, but from surprise! How funny, he didn't even know it was there! "I bet I looked silly!"

There's no blush, just a happy smile!

But he's thirsty. He flies down to the bottle of orange juice and lowers a tiny pail inside. He reals it back up, rubs the excess off on a wash cloth, and floats back up to Makoto's shoulder. No champagne for him! Them's the rules, and he wasn't given many!

He pulls out a tiny camera, too. He's not focused on Nephrite, though, he's just taking pictures!
Unmei Tama 2017-01-04 04:16:04 65888
Unmei Tama blinked and, slowly, she got up and walked over, sipping her drink as she watched the shenanigans. She ended up stopping by makoto and glancing up at her for a few moments. She sipped her drink and, finally after a few moments...

"H-hi. I'm... ummmm... I'm Unmei. I'm new," she said softly. Trying to introduce herself. It was a little easier with the other people fighting and distracting themselves.
Lacrima 2017-01-04 04:16:12 65889
Lacrima gently follows Mamoru north. She gently gives a soft nod to everyone. And out she goes. "I'll be leaving after this discussion. I hope you all have a pleasent evening." she says.

And out she goes.
Nephrite 2017-01-04 04:20:09 65890
Nephrite grins at the threat of photographic documentation. "Great! Usagi, get ready to get your supermodel on!" He hoists her up--not to drape her over his shoulder, but so that she can sit on his shoulder, one arm wrapped around her legs and the other keeping hold of her hand to steady her.

Surely this is not the weirdest thing to happen in this room.
Usagi Tsukino 2017-01-04 04:23:59 65895
Usagi gives a happy little giggling squeal at being hoisted. "Weeee!"

Perched on his shoulder, one foot braces against him while the other kicked out a bit. She does a piece sign near the side of her lips and does her best supermodel pose!

Plus, considering that she once did a legit Goofy cry as she fell from a broken balcony, it's probable that this barely even makes the list of weirdest.
Makoto Kino 2017-01-04 04:30:34 65896
Makoto takes the time to have at least a few good sips of her mimosa before she sets it down to properly man the camera function on Mamoru's phone. As she does she offers Unmei a small, reassuring smile. "I'm Makoto," she says. "Nice to meet you. Sorry, I know it must seem pretty crazy around here when you're not used to it.

As Nephrite hoists Usagi onto his shoulders and they begin posing, she lifts the phone to begin taking pictures. If it should bother her to be photo-documenting while her shirtless boyfriend totes her best friend around on his shoulders, that fact does not seem to have occurred to her as of yet.
Unmei Tama 2017-01-04 04:32:12 65898
Unmei Tama blinked and stared at usagi. Her cheeks were, ummmm, well, flaring. It helped that... well, usagi was a rather attractive young woman. In fact, Unmei could almost match her in some areas of growth... but then again, her body was made of magic. While Usagi's was natural. It was only natural the girl would stare a little at the display. Then quickly bury herself in her drink because oh my gosh this place was AWESOME!

"N-no, it's... it's nice. It's a happy place. I... I like it. It's... peaceful, in it's own way." Don't look up at the sexy man holding the sexy girl no no no-- ack! Her gem totally turned green again and her cheeks couldn't have gotten much redder.

She needed a drink! And there she went, starting number three.
Nagihiko Fujisaki 2017-01-04 05:10:59 65910
Rhythm blinks curiously at Unmei. "Hello!"

He doesn't know if she can see him or not, but it would be rude not to say hi!

He also takes more pictures! They'll wind up slightly out of focus and not framed very well. But it's fun!
Unmei Tama 2017-01-04 05:17:07 65912
Unmei Tama glanced over. "Hi." And then urked. Wait, she was supposed to be pretending NOT to see them. She gave a little sigh. Well, at least they probably already seemed to believe she was magic so... it's not that surprising. Still, she wished she could have at least pretended for a little longer. She wondered what they'd do when it came out she was one of the bad guys.

W-well, not a bad guy. just... not like them. Just because their goals were different didn't make her really bad, did it? After all, sure, eclipse wanted to take over the world. but it's not like they'd be evil tyrants or anyhting. maybe. She then reached out and smiled.

"Well, aren't you a cute little guy? Who do you belong to? Won't your girl be worried?" Oh she had NO idea. That rhythm belonged to the only girl more super modely than usagi.
Nagihiko Fujisaki 2017-01-04 05:22:40 65914
Rhythm hugs the outstretched hand. Look, he's doing better! He's not hugging a face! "Nadeshiko is probably cuddling Kukai right now! They cuddle lots!"
Unmei Tama 2017-01-04 05:26:19 65916
Unmei Tama nods. "Well, I'll need to try to--" Paused. "Wait, Kukai? he has a girl friend? Oh, interesting. He was such a nice young man. I bet he makes her very happy. So, errr.... you're like... her mascot then?"
Nagihiko Fujisaki 2017-01-04 05:32:47 65917
The tiny chara shrugs. "More one of her dreams. She has Temari to help her be a better dancer! But I help her accept her own unique self!"

He yawns sleepily and curls back on Makoto's shoulder. She smells like flowers and a bakery and happy! "I like this human." He pats Makoto's neck and looks up at her. "You smell like you do what you like!"
Unmei Tama 2017-01-04 05:34:11 65918
Unmei Tama nodded, blinking. "Her... own unique... self?" She stared at him, eying him suspiciously... she then tookanother sip of her drink, then glanced to the chara. Her cheeks were getting a little red. "Want some?"

She'd be starting her fourth soon. So why not get a drinking buddy?
Nagihiko Fujisaki 2017-01-04 05:38:57 65919
"Oh no thank you! It smells like alcohol, and that's one of the few rules I gotsta follow!" He puffs out his tiny little chest with pride for being a good little chara!
Unmei Tama 2017-01-04 05:40:41 65920
Unmei Tama nodded. "Well, okay, it--" and then her drink was taken away. Well, she was getting a bit tipsy. Not drunk, but well... enough they wanted to stop her. She pouted a little because she was a brat, but did give another yawn. She'd probably end up taking another nap, the guest bedroom and all. And she had to make sure to get pin. Oh, she was going to get such an earful.