Kukai and the Lost Paperwork(Staring Amu)

Kukai arrives at the garden after school to find Amu banging her head against some paperwork. He, of course, helps her. And gets a young maiden's crush for his efforts.

Date: 2017-01-12
Pose Count: 21
Amu Hinamori 2017-01-12 09:46:41 67227
Amu Hinamori was at the garden, lightly looking through some of the paperwork the guardians had done recently. Well, that Kukai and Nades had done lately. Tadase had done some as well, but with him being sick it was usually her bringing it to him, then him doing it before he hauled it back to school. since most of it was time sensitive, that meant the other two had to step up their game.

Which, annoyingly, they likely had with the skill and precision of those who had their lives together and knew exactly who they were and who they wanted to be.

Once again, her task had been... sharpen the pencils. Sometimes copying forms for them. But, as always, she'd been shielded from the hardest work.

Well, okay, sure, she'd had to deal with eight x-eggs this week alone which, technically, WAS her full responsibility as a magical girl. But she still couldn't help feeling just the tiniest bit guilty.

Which was why she was in the garden, a few hours after school had ended and everyone else had headed home. A pencil tip in her mouth as she tried to figure out how to even set up this little Virtue meeting of hers. The others hadn't okayed it yet, though. But... she wanted to do it herself. To actually show that she COULD handle a bit more responsibility. That they didn't have to constantly carry her through everything.

She had NO idea WHAT she was doing. Probably because she had the wrong form.
Kukai Souma 2017-01-12 10:07:41 67228
It was later in the evening than Kukai wanted - in general, he was taking today off to not be out and about and chasing youma or anything - but annoyingly enough he'd lost the challenges his brothers put up and he had been the one sent out to buy some things from the store. His route back, however, lead him past the school and through the gate, in the distance, Kukai could see the lights in the Royal Garden on, when nobody was supposed to be around.

So a few minutes later, the door to the Garden opens and Kukai, plastic bags of snacks and canned staples and magazines and the like in his hands, sticks his head in, staring at Amu. "...Oh, hey, Amu. You know chewing on the tip of the pencil will give you lead poisoning? What's got you so confused?" He enters the Garden, closing the door behind him, and begins walking towards the center platform...
Amu Hinamori 2017-01-12 10:11:11 67229
Amu Hinamori was completely lost in thought as she tried to fill out the form. She'd grabbed R-16. Unfortunately, she needed R-17. This one was to requisition sports equipment for game days. She wasn't sure how she was supposed to fill it out. Did she just put in that she needed to requisition the full garden? Did it count as a sports thing?

When Kukai came in she shrieked. Her hands flailed, she kicked a little, she screamed. And then sheleaned forward covering the papers with her arms as she stared up at him, her cheeks burning. "K-Kukai-kun! W-what are you doing here? you're not supposed to be here! I-I thought I was alone why are you here?" she asked, her cheeks burning.

Besides her, three charas eggs rested, all closed, with three little charas soundly sleeping inside. What? Paperwork was boring.
Kukai Souma 2017-01-12 10:17:05 67230
Kukai stood, nonplussed, as Amu panicked and then leaned forward, covering up whatever she was working with on the table. "Hi Amu. I'm..." He holds up both arms, filled with grocery bags. "Y'know, doing this. If all four of my brothers sit on me I'll agree to go out even if I don't want to. I walked past and saw the light on from the entrance, so I came in. Why are you blushing so much?" He leans over a little, still not close enough to see the forms, but curious all the same.

Daichi is similarly asleep in Kukai's pocket, having ended up dozing on the way back to the house since Kukai had resisted getting him any sort of sweet treats...
Amu Hinamori 2017-01-12 10:20:44 67231
Amu Hinamori squirmed and shook her head. "I-I'm not blushing!" Yes she was. She then gulped and slowly sat up. No! She was going to be a responsible and adult member of the guardians. One of their valued members. Someone they could depend on. She took a long, slow breath.

"I sent you an e-mail, about my request? I sent all three of you it. I haven't received your responses yet, but I thought it would be prudent to try and get all the paperwork done ahead of time. I, err, picked up form R-16 to requisition the garden for the event. And later I'm going to get P-3 so I can make the forms to distribute to virtue. Well, if you guys are okay with it." Neither of those forms were correct.
Kukai Souma 2017-01-12 10:35:56 67232
Kukai arches an eyebrow at Amu's protestation, then grins. Yes, she was blushing, quite strongly.

Then she sits up and begins talking. Kukai blinks, looking down at his pocket. "Um. I haven't had time today to check my email or anything. I can.. uh..." He sets his bags down, pulling his phone out of his pocket to look at it, looking at it and her. "Um. Let's see..."

He rubs his head, squinting at the email. "A Virtue meeting every month? I don't know. I wouldn't mind, really, but I don't know. For one, getting everyone together every month might be a thing - for the most part we talk on the HeartNET forums and chats and IMs if we need to contact one another. Face to face time would be good, but we tend to get together for parties for those. I guess we could try it to start but when it comes to Virtue stuff you really need to ask Tadase what he thinks. I'm just the active face for the moment, he's the guy who drives the bus, so to speak."

He looks over at the forms for a minute, then rubs his head. "Also I think you got the wrong form, too...."
Amu Hinamori 2017-01-12 10:40:11 67233
Amu Hinamori blushed and nodded. "I-I know. I mean, the forums are n-nice and all, but, I mean, kind of think of it like... a recruitment drive? I guess? something to get the other girls to bring the girls who aren't a part of us yet? sorta? I guess? I-I mean, I-I'll be asking Tadase-kun too. I-I asked all three of you, Na-chan too." And then gulped. "It's... okay that I call her that, isn't it? I mean, I-I know you call her that but, I mean, I-I want to call her something that's... I uhhh..."

And then he says that and... she face plants. "Oh my gosh you're right. How did I not realize it was the wrong... I'm an idiot," she muttered softly. "See, this is why I should just stick to sharpening pencils and hunting x-eggs..."

She stared forelornly at the paperwork. Finally... "Do you think it's a bad idea, Kukai-kun? An honest opinion. Not based on what you think of me, or my feelings, just plain and simple. Do you think it's a bad idea?"
Kukai Souma 2017-01-12 11:12:21 67234
Kukai thinks for a bit, leaning back. "A recruitment drive, huh? Well. I gues that wouldn't hurt. Still, though, Tadase should make the main decision about it. And is it all just girls?" He grins at the blushing pink hair, and then nodded. "Na-chan, Na-kun, both the same person, as long as you don't denigrate either side. And I don't care, really. Nagihiko's a sweetheart and I know kinda how you feel about him." There's that pointy nose and grin.

He blinks, then rolls his eyes. "Amu there are twenty or thirty different forms in there. Nobody knows them all off the top of their head. You're fine, really. We'll just go back and get the right form and work on it."

He sits back, thinking about how long he should stay before his brothers start calling him, and then looks at her. "A bad idea? No, I think it's a good idea. I just don't know how many people are going to be responsive to it or come or anything, and I worry about getting that many magical people in one place and somebody going 'oh hey, this is a great opportunity to try and squish a whole bunch of insects at once'. I sometimes think that part of Virtue's strength is how loosely connected we all are, but it would also be worth it to tighten those ties if we can get more and more people involved."

Kukai rubs his chin. "I think that having a solid reason or three for having the meeting instead of 'let's have a Virtue party' would help. I can at least think of a few people who'd take it as an opportunity to formally request joining. And that's a good enough reason to do it."
Amu Hinamori 2017-01-12 11:18:29 67235
Amu Hinamori blushed and squirmed. "y-yeah. Na-chan is my best friend." Totally NEVER, EVER had wild, romantic fantasies or desires to kiss him. Nope. Never ever. Totally didn't. Nuh-uh. "And I will! I know it's Tadase-kun's decision first and fore most. He's my ki-- our king, after all," she said. Right, she had to share. He wasn't just her king.

She nodded, "R-right. Let's go get the right form then. Err... ummm... please don't tell the others I was here, okay? I don't want Tadase-kun knowing that I... well... if he declines it, I don't want him knowing I already started work on it. I don't want him to feel he has to accept it. And no, it's not just girls. Any magical person."

She nodded. "I know. I figure we'll probably get spurts, if it happens. Sometimes it might just be me, or a few others. Or when someone knows a magical person they want to have join virtue, but isn't a part of it yet, it'll give them a chance to bring them by and see who we are." She paused. "I'll be honest, the reason I thought of this... there was a girl. Cure Spark. She needed help and... she didn't really know... who to ask. And when she asked me I realized I barely knew who to talk with. with Tadase-kun sick... maybe a little bit closer might help."

She nodded. "Yeah. And helping this Cure Spark girl mgiht be a good use of it. Since, well... I think she has really bitten off more than she can chew."
Kukai Souma 2017-01-12 11:41:49 67236
Kukai watches Amu squirm again. "Well, yeah, he's my best friend too. And.. yeah, he's the boss." Kukai grins, leaning back. "Maybe not in the same fashion, I mean. Nadeshiko might be the Queen of Guardians, but you're going to be Tadase's queen as long as you don't make him too mental." Long nose, naughty grin.

Kukai stands and grins. "Sure, we can go get them. And nah, I won't say anything. Far as I'm concerned it's just a thing. I'll read the email for real tomorrow. And..." He hmms. "It might be a really good idea - the best one yet - to make that a part of why you wanna do this. A lot of people don't actually know what it means to be part of Virtue, or who they can call on if they need help. So that would be a really good thing."
Amu Hinamori 2017-01-12 11:45:57 67237
Amu Hinamori managed to turn even more scarlet. alas, she wasn't at MAXIMUM scarlet yet. she still had one level of red to go. "B-be... T-tadase-kun's queen? I-I mean, I'm not, I-i'm not sure I'm really, I-I guess he c-calls me that sometimes b-but I'm not sure I'm fit to be a q-queen of aanything I-I mean Na-chan is a-a lot better at being a queen than I could ever be a-and she's way more amazing and and I I I--" Oh, needs to reboot.

Virtue, yes, reboot to Virtue! "R-right! And there... are girls who need it, you know? I mean, they don't all have... well, you guys to carry them through it. Imagine if I'd found out about all of this and I HADN'T had you, Na-chan and Tadase-kun to help me through it! I'd have been so lost!"
Kukai Souma 2017-01-12 11:57:12 67238
Kukai chortles faintly, turning his head. "Ok. Ok, ok. Amu, calm down, it's ok." He watches her steadily redden and babble. It's cute, at least. "And.. yeah, there's a lot of girls who could use some help and assistance and things." He frowns, thinking. "Yeah. There's actually been quite a few people who've had to learn about it on their own, and it.. well sometimes it's good, sometimes it's awful. So I get what you mean." He stretches and grins. "We had good teachers and trainers, which helped."
Amu Hinamori 2017-01-12 12:06:58 67239
Amu Hinamori nodded, taking slow, deep breaths. "R-right! I ummm... yeah. I mean, the cure girl was just one. And then there's the prism girls. Who knows how many other magical people slip through the cracks because we don't notice them until it's too late? Too many. So... maybe... being a little more visible wouldn't be a bad thing." She then grinned. "I wonder what kind of villain would decide to attack a whole garden full of magical people, though. I mean, some of them are REALLY incredible. Like Sailor Moon! Just look at the amazing things she can do."
Kukai Souma 2017-01-12 12:17:11 67240
Kukai nods, then grins. "Actually I keep an eye out for the Prism Keepers - they kinda seem like they need somebody watching over them if it's possible. So I do it when I can. Orange and the others will call me when they need stuff, and I tend to call them when you're busy and I need somebody who can purify things. But I know what you mean. I'm pretty sure Eclipse has a few magical people tucked away we've never seen or heard of. So.. yeah. I guess it wouldn't hurt."

He leans back, then makes a face. "I can think of one villain who'd attack a big pile of people, especially if he could bring some allies of his and some other things. And there may be villains we've never even seen or heard of who've got the balls for it." He grins. "And yeah, look at Sailor Moon, she can do a bunch."
Amu Hinamori 2017-01-12 12:23:42 67241
Amu Hinamori chuckles sometimes, nodding. "Yeah. Eclipse probably has all kinds of tricks up their sleeves. I... just don't like the idea of them separating us. The cure girl? apparently they've been trying all kinds of tricks on her. If she's alone, she's going to lose. And... she's way too young for that. She's just a little kid." Pause. "Oh gosh and now I feel old."

"True, I guess some villains are a bit... awkward. But it wouldn't be like... a required thing. I just think it would be nice. A good way to meet others. I know I was out of the loop for a bit too, I'm sure there's plenty of girls I have yet to meet. And... boys..." And there's that hint of red again. She eeped and shook her head. "M-maybe!"
Kukai Souma 2017-01-12 12:30:33 67242
Kukai hmms and thinks for a second. He'd meant more 'girls and boys we've never met, captured and being held for whatever reason' but he wasn't going to tell Amu that. "Yeah. Working together will be the best way for us to do anything. And... yeah. that's awful." He blinks, then snorts. "You are not old, Amu. What the crap." He shakes his head, walking back towards the door with her, bags in his hands.

Kukai hmms, then shrugs. "I guess so. I mean that's what I told you was the best idea. Ah... except for that. Don't tell Tadase you want to meet a bunch of boys all at once." Kukai grins wickedly, nose going pointy again. "He may get the wrong idea about you."
Amu Hinamori 2017-01-12 12:34:28 67243
Amu Hinamori nodded and sighed. "Yeah, but sometimes I swear I feel like I'm ten years older. Could you imagine? Me, twenty five?" She then paused and looked down. A dour look crossed her face. "Here's hoping I manage to... ahhhh... grow up a bit before then."

"W-w-w-what? I-I don't want to meet a bunch of boys at once!"

"Yes she does!" Ran offered.

"Oh yes, especially if they're shirtless or part of some physicle club," Miki said.

"Well, she doesn't have to meet them, she just wants to see them. A lot," Su helped.

And there it was, Amu achieved maximum blushing!
Kukai Souma 2017-01-12 12:39:24 67244
Kukai hmms. "I think we deal with a lotta young kids sometimes, and that makes you feel a little older. Also... twenty five?" He thinks of himself at 25 and rubs the back of his head. "I... don't even know what I'm gonna be doing. Being a sports hero, I hope!" He grins at her. "I don't think I will, though.."

Kukai blinks, then shakes his head. Sure she does. But then Ran pipes up and his grin gets bigger. And then Miki chimes in and his head goes down, and then Su finishes it off and Kukai has to hide his face and walk ahead of all of them. He reaches down, tapping Daichi's pocket sleeping spot and when his Chara sticks his head out of the pocket points back at the four of them, the maximum blushing Amu and her three Charas. Daichi hops out of the pocket and flits over to hug his three compatriots, giving Kukai a minute's distraction so he can recompose himself.
Amu Hinamori 2017-01-12 12:46:59 67245
Amu Hinamori squirmed and just walked, her hands covering her face as her shame was just tossed out in the open. And then she imagined him as a sports hero and... yup, maximum blushage was just going to stay there.

Of course the girls hugged him! Daichi was awesome! Miki probably lingered a bit longer and then, of course. "Y-you'll make a g-great sports hero," Amu said as she walked by him, her cheeks so red she practically glowed. "W-we're here. C-can we get the forms now? I-I think I-I should fill this out and head home."

"You know, Kukai-kun probably would look good on one of those sports calenders!" Miki offered. Which made amu shriek as she just practically SAID Amu's thoughts. "MIKI SHUT UP!"
Kukai Souma 2017-01-12 12:53:58 67246
Kukai takes a minute to recover, giving Amu the same minute, and then looks back at her. "OK, so, let's go get that form, yeah?" He looks back at Daichi, who's hugging the three of them happily. "Sure, it's.." He looks around in the office, trying to figure out where the form would be, and pulls out a R-17. "Here we go. R-17, request for permission to use school property for various events. Take a look. You could probably just take it home and bring it back tomorrow even if you wanted."

Kukai looks back over at Miki and starts to respond, then winces, grinning weakly. "Uh. Thanks?"
Amu Hinamori 2017-01-12 12:56:19 67247
Amu Hinamori takes the form. Stares at it and then her eyes light up. "Oh! I-I think I actually do know how to fill this one out!" she said happily. Well, yes, when you have the right form it's ODDLY SIMPLE.

She then hugged him. Then blinked and squeaked when she realized what she had been thinking about him moments earlier, before stumbling back and nodding rapidly. "T-thank you Kukai-kun! I... I'll go get this all figured out, okay! Bye!" and then FLED!

Charas following after her. "Bye Daichi!" they called back.