Post-exam squeaks and coffee

People are starting to emerge from exam hell, and ECFH is slowly gathering the survivors for conversation. Kyouko /totally/ didn't squeak. At all. Nope.

Date: 2017-01-12
Pose Count: 48
Naru Osaka 2017-01-16 00:18:23 67680
There are precious few days left of winter break, although why school starts up again on a Wednesday is a mystery for the ages. But in any case, at least some people have emerged from the far side of exams generally mostly in one piece. The study location is still study location, but the social living room currently has social.

There's tea. There's a Naru. There is paint. There is a Kyouko. There is a Naru sitting on the floor, holding a Kyouko's hand.. although there's not a whole lot terribly romantic about that. She is holding it still as she paints on Kyouko's arm. Currently, it mostly looks like swirling vine designs on her wrist. "I think I have it too thin yet." She comments thoughtfully.
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-16 00:22:38 67684
    Kyouko is also sitting on the floor, with her back propped against the couch. She has a cup of tea in the hand which isn't currently claimed by Naru, and she is looking with mild skepticism at the work in progress- not because she thinks Naru is doing a bad job, but because she's apparently having mild doubts about the process. "This is gonna wash off, right?" She queries, as vines begin to appear around her wrist.

    "Also," She thinks to add, "You're not making it magic, right? I don't need vines coming to life off of my wrist and trying to strangle me in the night, or something." There's a teasing tone to her voice.. but that doesn't mean the question isn't legitimate, too.
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-01-16 00:29:58 67686
There is a purple flash on the balcony and then Daisuke just sort of flails in. By flail here, we mean he is having another 'problem'. Kyouko wasn't here for the last 'problem'. But it basically means Daisuke is worrying about things that are not really problems but are still kind of 'Problems' to him.

He looks around and then points to Naru and Kyouko. "Hey. Hey you two!" he says. "Is Mamoru around anywhere?"

"I have very very important questions." he says.

VERY. IMPORTANT. Yes. Totally. Life affirming questions. About girls. And things. And a Secret Identity. Totally Important.
Nephrite 2017-01-16 00:49:04 67692
Lazy Sunday afternoons are normally reserved for activities more restful than the existential crush of entrance exams. Well, most of those are done with, but Nephrite is still in that uneasy liminal space between them, recovering from one while cramming for the next. He emerges from the designated study zone with an empty coffee mug and the haunted look of the desperate and sleep-deprived.

He gives the artist and arted-upon a glance. "Is Kyouko taking up a new position as your canvas?"

And then there is a Daisuke on the balcony. "Hey Dai. Mamoru's... out." He gestures vaguely with the empty cup. "Need something?"
Naru Osaka 2017-01-16 00:55:16 67696
"I promise it'll wash off. It's supposed to wash off with just normal soap, but considering I can get oil paints off my hands, even if it's challenging, it'll come off." Naru assures Kyouko.

The flash of purple distracts Naru from the assurances that the vines aren't going to crawl off Kyouko's wrist in the night and mutate all over her room and she'll be found bound up in a vine-like cocoon, dangling there immobile as they attempt to take over the whole building in a vegetation filled horror show.

That's totally not a thing of course. Of course.

Naru waves her brush at Daisuke as he tumbles in. "I havne't seen him." She quirks her head. "What sort of questions?"

Because Naru is kinda all about the questions.

"She's a pretty good canvas." Naru grins at Nephrite as he emerges. "I totally wanted to try it, it's one of the things I promised myself I'd do after exams were done." The advantage of being only sixteen, exams are suck, but not epic suck. "There's no coffee on, you'll have to make some." She warns him before he finds out the hard way in the kitchen.
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-16 00:58:25 67697
    Kyouko is eyeing Naru as she half-answers the question, but she doesn't pull her wrist away. She just glances over as Daisuke stumbles in though the door. "Daisuke-san." She greets, with a half-smile. "Ain't seem him today, although he does live here so I assume he'll show up sooner or later."

    Nephrite enters the room as well, and Kyouko looks over, flashing a smile for him as well, though she has to crane her neck to do so without disturbing Naru's work. "See, Neph-nii, turns out when you agree to be in a relationship with somebody it means that sometimes you have to let them turn you into their personal art project.. or something." She snorts. "'Least, that's what Naru told me."

    She then glances down at the progress being made, and assures Naru, "Not that I mind, accorse. Looks pretty cool. Probably preferable to an actual tattoo." She pauses, "If Puella can even get tattoos."
Makoto Kino 2017-01-16 01:10:32 67704
Of course, how much exams suck really depends in part on the particular sixteen-year-old, and not all of them are as good students as Naru. Case in point - Makoto, just now letting herself in after coming up via elevator, carrying her school bag and the general air of misery of one in the throes of exam hell.

She missed Daisuke's entrance, and comes in just in time to hear part of what Kyouko is saying, enough to have her pausing and peering at everyone. "I don't think I ever heard that rule," she says.
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-01-16 01:12:32 67705
Daisuke Hansuke ughs of course he isn't here when he needs to actually talk to him. He runs a hand up his face. "Ugh. No sorry Naru. Guy stuff." he insists. Yes. Guy stuff. Totally, totally guy stuff.

Oh, there's Nephrite! He's a guy, right?

Yeah okay this will work. "Oh! Nephrite!" he says as he steps forward. "Neph. I have a question. Alright?"

"There's this girl." he says.

Yeah that sounds about a good start.

"And she knows me. But she doesn't know I'm Asclepius and I like it that way." he says.

"But. She also has a thing for Asclepius and it's like. I can't keep a straight face."

"When she goes on about 'him'. Just. Totally red face and she notices."

"I can't keep this up. But she kinda gets into trouble? I just can't not help her when stuff happens." he says.

"So I'm in a total confusion about how to handle this."
Nephrite 2017-01-16 01:32:57 67713
A girlfriend at the door! Nephrite shoots her a sleepy smile. "That rule's new to me, but I'm game. Wanna paint me with frosting?"

But Daisuke has Very Important Questions. Because he definitely has not been asked enough important questions during exams. Nephrite blinks dimly at him for a moment. "Girl. Okay. And she doesn't... hmm." He considers for a moment before glancing around the room. "You do know you just called me Nephrite when I'm wearing a hoodie? I'm probably like, the least qualified person in this room to answer a question about carefully maintaining secret identities."

He considers it a moment longer. "Though if you're blushing too much, why not just tell her you've secretly got a crush on Asclepius too?
Naru Osaka 2017-01-16 01:36:52 67716
"I think the rule mostly comes into play when the SO in question is an artist who has body paint and is hunting for a victim." Naru points out with a grin for Makoto and then a sympathetic look at her haggard state. "Did you survive?"

Naru arches a brow at Daisuke's assurances that it's 'guy stuff' and she looks back down to her painting on Kyouko's arm, twisting it a little to be able to curl the vine under her wrist. There's a quiet snicker as she shamelessly listens in. "How is that guy stuff!?" she protests. "And omg, that's adorable.. is it Natsumi? She was /totally/ all doe eyed about you when the science lab went kablooey. Well, about Asclepius after you healed her."

"Oooh, Asclepius can have like.. a ton of rabid fans with crushes and secret admirers!" Naru clearly thinks this is a great idea and she turns her grin back to doodling with paint on the inside of Kyouko's arm.
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-16 01:42:06 67719
    "What she said." Kyouko asides to Mako, nodding her head towards Naru. "Unless one of you guys suddenly develops an interest in art." She pauses, at Nephrites words. "Though, that frosting idea has merit." Probably because Kyouko thinks anything edible is superior, regardless of what it's being used for.

    Kyouko glances down as well as her wrist is manipulated in order to extend the vines all the way around it. She sips from the cup of tea in her other hand, but seems comfortable letting Naru twist and push her arm around, which should indicate to anyone familiar with Kyouko how comfortable she is with Naru at the moment, since casual touch is generally not something she allows.

    She also rolls her eyes at Daisuke's proclamation that it's 'guy stuff'. "As the only girl Shitennou, let me assure you that I know a thing or two about 'guy stuff'." She says, archly.. then blinks. "Um, except I also never kept my identity secrety so um.. pass."
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-01-16 01:48:41 67724
Daisuke Hansuke just sort of asks. "What!? Does anyone else here have even a shred of caution!?" he asks spreading his arms out.

Crickets probably chirp here.

"Ugh forget I said anything." he says with a mutter. Naru says she was doe-eyed and he blinks. "If you heard anything from her, you need to tell me!" he insists.

He looks to Nephrite and facefaults. "You're right. I'm an idiot for asking." he pauses. "You I mean." he says. This a largely obvious teasing tone to it.

"Also what no." he huffs and crosses his arms. "That's so stupid. I'm not talking about myself in such terms."

"It's embarrasing."
Makoto Kino 2017-01-16 01:54:37 67728
Naru's question draws a woeful look from Makoto in reply. "Don't ask," she pleads. "I don't want to think about it." She backs this up by tossing her bag somewhere out of the way, there hopefully to be ignored for a while in favor of things that don't require so much brainpower.

She starts further into the room, heading to join Nephrite, but his quip about frosting rather stops her again. "I--" she begins, but then stops short, mouth opening and closing a few times as every possible answer she can think of is briefly considered and hastily discarded. Her face is also starting to turn pretty red.

Presently she ducks the subject altogether to focus on Daisuke instead. "Oh, hey, you have an admirer? That's awesome, way to go. Natsumi - the space botany girl?"
Nephrite 2017-01-16 02:02:16 67732
"Caution," Nephrite muses in mock confusion. "What is this caution you speak of? Can you eat it?"

Mmm. Frosting.

He grins as he moves into the kitchen to put some coffee on. "Exactly, it's embarrassing. Just like it would be embarrassing to confess that you have a secret crush you don't want to confess to. And if the two of you have a crush on the same person, that's something you can bond over. Win-win, right?"
Naru Osaka 2017-01-16 02:06:21 67735
"Daisuke.." Naru starts, her voice a touch muffled as she leans in close to Kyouko lest she try and get the puella to bend her arms in ways that arms shouldn't bend to get to a specific spot. "Do you know what my henshin looks like /or/ my name when I'm in it?" She points out on the topic of keeping such identities secret.

"Think of it as a healthy amount of self confidence, I mean.. its important to love yourself, right?" Naru grins brightly, happily enjoying technicalities.

The look she shoots Kyouko is a grin of absolute innocence before she drags her brush along the underside of the other girl's arm. Her very ticklish arm.

"Just think, Makoto. Exams are /done/ for us for another three years and that's only if we're going to university." Naru grins. "I'm sure they went fine and the best part.. over with." She bobs her head in a quick nod. "Totally the space botany girl. Who I havne't seen since the killer plant went insane, so not much to tell you, Daisuke."
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-16 02:10:21 67737
    To be fair, Kyouko, being a Puella, is probably capable of having her arms bent in all sorts if peculiar ways if the need arises. Probably best to save those sorts of situations for actual emergencies, though.

    Which might arise sooner rather than later as Naru drags the brush along the underside of her arm, which the other girl knows full well is rather ticklish. (This is a weakness of Kyouko's not many people are privy too, although that number is about to go up by 3).

    This is because Kyouko lets outs a most undignified and un-Kyouko-like squeak and jerks her arm away, probably resulting in a jagged line of paint on her skin and possible some spilled tea (which luckily is old enough to not actually be very hot anymore).

    Glaring ensues. "Was that strictly necessary?"
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-01-16 02:16:03 67739
Daisuke Hansuke huffs. "/THAT DOESN'T WORK IF IT IS ALSO ME!/." he insists at Nephrite.

She looks at Makoto. "Yeah. The Botany Girl. Like Naru said.. totally... goo goo eyed after I saved her and healed her and I walked her home." he mutters.

He looks to Kyouko as she squeaks and he blinks. "Everything okay?" because that squeak was not very Kyouko or Apatite like.

"Oh right."

"Did Mamoru survive testing?" he asks.
Makoto Kino 2017-01-16 02:24:52 67745
"Easy for you to say," Makoto groans in answer to Naru. "You do fine on these things." More or less remembering that she was going somewhere, she ends up wandering over to the divider between living room and kitchen, folding her arms onto the counter so she can watch while Nephrite makes the coffee.

From this position she blinks at Daisuke, not without sympathy. "This secret identity stuff gets tough," she agrees. "For a while there last year some of us were getting onto Mamoru-niisan for two-timing Usagi-chan and Sailor Moon, and you know how that turned out." Pausing briefly, she makes a wry face. "Pretty embarrasing to think back on."
Nephrite 2017-01-16 02:37:51 67752
Nephrite pauses in coffee preparations to lean across the divider and bump his forehead against Mako's. "I'm sure you did great. And if we both failed, we can comfort each other while studying together for the rest of the year." He pulls away and glances up when he hears the uncharacteristic noise. "Did Kyouko just /squeak/?"

Coffee is soon percolating, the smell inviting anyone who might want to partake. Nephrite gives Daisuke a smirk. "Well you've got two guardians in here who clearly did a very poor job if he didn't. But yeah, of course he did. Guy doesn't do anything but study even when there aren't exams looming."
Naru Osaka 2017-01-16 02:47:12 67757
By how Naru manages to not get smacked, nor any paint spilled means that she was /probably/ expecting something akin to that reaction and the absolutely brilliant grin that she offers the glaring puella speaks volumes to how /absolutely/ necessary that was. Utterly and completely.

"Whooops. Sorry, love." Naru manages, somehow, to keep her voice level for most of that before she starts to giggle softly. She's still grinning like an idiot as she holds her hand out for Kyouko's hand again. "No more tickling .. on purpose."

"Nope! No squeaking, Neph." Naru comments in a tone that says 'oh /hell/ yes.' on the 'did Kyouko squeak' question.

"At the fight with Madison, Endy didn't recognize me. So in hindsight, I can totally see the Usagi / Sailor Moon thing, and that's kinda hysterical actually." Naru grins as she sets to making a new design out of the errant streak up Kyouko's arm.
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-16 02:51:26 67759
    Kyouko glares at Naru. "You heard nothing." She states flatly to everyone else in the room who might ask. Because that is not the sort of weakness she wants Nephrite (or by extension, any of the others) knowing about. Kyouko Sakura is not ticklish, godammit.

    She sighs after a moment and extends her arm again to let Naru get back to work, if only because she doesn't want a random squiggle that doesn't look like anything on there.

    "Mamoru was alive last I checked. Pretty sure we'd know if the exams had killed him." This to Daisuke, in a slightly wry tone of voice. "And I remember that." She grins faintly. "Mamoru once asked me what he should do when he thought he was in love with three different women. Course, turns out it was Usagi, Sailor Moon, and Princess Serenity, so it all worked out."
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-01-16 02:57:50 67762
Daisuke Hansuke ughs. "I'm glad for magical disguise." he insists. "I think I'd crawl into a corner and die otherwise." he says at Naru. He sighs and rubs a hand across his face. "What, really? Yeah. I didn't know that. Lots of being kept out of the loop back then for obvious reasons." he says. 'Might be a Dark Kingdom Spy' obvious reasons.

He smirks at Kyouko. That fact gets filed away for later. Maybe.

He sighs at Nephrite. "Well I guess I'll need to figure something out." he laments. And then a fact crosses his mind.

"Oh Right. I need to..." he pulls a pad out from his backpocket. "Update your prescription." he insists.

Write write write comical unable to signature. He slips it on the arm of the place Naru is sitting. It is a prescription for Girlfriend Snuggles. Since the one for Boyfrienf Snuggles has obviously lapsed. Yup.

Sorry. (Not Sorry.)
Makoto Kino 2017-01-16 03:07:44 67766
Mollified by the forehead-bump and words of encouragement, Makoto smiles warmly at Nephrite. "I guess that wouldn't be so bad..." As he pulls back, she turns her head to follow the direction of his attention toward where Kyouko and Naru are sitting, and her brows lift a little. "Pretty sure I heard a squeak," she contributes helpfully. "If it wasn't Kyouko, you guys might have mice."


Breathing out quietly, she shakes her head a little. "I don't know," she says, "I guess we need them but the secret IDs seem to me like they cause as many problems as they solve. We won't even talk about how mixed up I was on Tuxedo Kamen's identity for a while." The words are accompanied by an exaggerated grimace.
Nephrite 2017-01-16 03:24:33 67773
Nephrite's wince matches Makoto's. "That was like, 90% my fault." From manipulating multiple secret identities to roughly rolling with just one. There's a reason only one name is sticking right now.

He pulls open the cupboard and pulls down two mugs. "Who wants coffee?"
Unmei Tama 2017-01-16 03:26:11 67775
Unmei Tama took a slow, deep breath. She could do this. She WOULD do this. She wouldn't run or flee or... or any of that. Nervously, she reached out and... knocked on the door. Gosh dang it, why were her hands shaking? STOP SHAKING!
Naru Osaka 2017-01-16 03:28:46 67777
Naru doesn't say /anything/ about squeaks, she just contently dips her brush in more paint and goes back to adding details to the swirls and vinework on Kyouko's arm. La la la. Utterly innocent.

Naru glances to the 'prescription' that Daisuke has set on the table next to her and she bursts into laughter. "Oh my goodness, thanks Daisuke. Totally needed an updated one." She glances at the slip of paper and then back up to Kyouko with a sage nod. "Important prescription."

"I'm good, Neph. I'm crashing sooner rather than later, and sooner than /more/ caffeine is going to help." Naru calls back to Neph and then she looks to the knock on the door. "Can someone who isn't juggling paint get that?" She asks from her spot on the floor.
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-16 03:31:56 67780
    Kyouko eyes the perscription, but she can't read it from where she's sitting, so she just shoots suspicious looks back and forth between Naru and Daisuke, sure they are up to something.

    Makoto's comments cause a faint redness to start to rise in Kyouko's cheeks. Kyouko blushing? It's almost as rare as Kyouko squeaking. "Mako-chan," She calls across the room in warning tones, "It's not wise to provoke your sparring partner, you know." Well, maybe it is if you want a more enthusiastic match next time you hit the mats, anyway.

    She glances down to the work still being done on her arm, then sighs and closes her eyes. Peace, Kyouko. These are your friends. Oummmm.

    "Not it." She says to the question of answering the door.
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-01-16 03:32:49 67781
Daisuke Hansuke says. "If I remember correctly."

"You claimed you were Tuxedo Kamen while you guys thought Tuxedo Kamen was Nephrite." he says. "Am I right?" he asks.

"THat's super silly." he says.

"I'll get it." he says as he walks over to answer the door for Unmei. "Lord knows I'm bugging you guys first." he says as he looks back to Unmei. "Hello! Chiba and Associated Jerks Residence. May we help you." he says with cheeky earnst.
Makoto Kino 2017-01-16 03:38:23 67784
Makoto's head hangs in response to Daisuke's summary. "I said we're not going to talk about it," she insists.

Kyouko's warning gets her to look up, and she manages to look faintly apologetic even as she's flapping a hand in vague acknowledgement. "Yes, yes," she concedes. "Obviously it was mice. You can kick my ass tomorrow... or try to, anyway. Neph, could I have some coffee please?" Very hopeful look turned Nephrite's direction.
Unmei Tama 2017-01-16 03:38:51 67785
Unmei Tama sighed and then... "Is... ummmmm... Kyouko here?" she asked softly, poking her fingers together. "This is neutral territory, right? So she can't stab me while here, right? I saw the rules. There's not supposed to be any stabbing..." She looked nervous as all get out. Probably because she was walking into the lion's den.
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-01-16 03:43:24 67788
Daisuke Hansuke opens his mouth. Closes it. "What. I'm positive Kyouko won't stab you here because then see. Mamoru frowns." he leans down. "We all get really scared when he frowns." he asides, mock stage whisper. He leans back up. "Come on in." she says softly, as he looks around.

"Hey Kyouko. This person is looking for you." he says softly.

He doesn't pass on the don't stabbing bit because you know. She knows the rules.


Maybe he should prepare his staff.
Nephrite 2017-01-16 03:46:46 67789
Nephrite sets a cup down in front of Makoto, along with cream. "Already got you, sweetheart."

"Not all jerks!" He shouts across the room at Daisuke.
Naru Osaka 2017-01-16 03:47:14 67791
"I resent the implication that I'm a jerk!" Naru calls after Daisuke's intro spiel, echoing Nephrite. "Then again, I don't actually live here. Never mind!" Immaterial of any jerkishness of ticklish brushes.

The look from Kyouko to the script and back to Naru prompts Naru to grin. "I'll explain downstairs." She notes to her and then passes Kyouko's arm back to her. "Seems like you might want both hands. Besides, I think I'm done for tonight." She moves to cleaning off her brushes, capping off paints.
Unmei Tama 2017-01-16 03:48:04 67792
Unmei Tama does so, walking inside. She took one look at them and then sighed. Her eyes leveling on Kyouko. "Can... we chat? I... don't know if those... others... are here." She paused and glanced to Naru. "I'm guessing you were one of the ones there, though." Then glanced to Neph. "Were you that... other guy? The tall one? Who was doing the... stuff?" Oh, such attention to detail...
Kyouko Sakura 2017-01-16 03:58:41 67798
    Kyouko takes her arm back from Naru, eyeing the vine-design which has been painted onto her skin (using washable paints, which means it's all going away whenever she next takes a bath, more's the pity). "Not bad for an hour's work." She comments, with a bit of a grin, as the girl takes back her brushes and begins capping her paints and such, the universal sign for 'art time is over'.

    She climbs to her feet, stretching briefly, before blinking over towards the door. Her eyes narrow slightly at the sight of Unmei, whom she recognizes as the one who nearly ran off with her Grief Seed the other night. The fact that she didn't actually run off with it at least earns her a reprieve from being tossed out on her behind (plus, as Daisuke noted, Mamoru would frown).

    "We can chat, but not right now." She says. "I need to go downstairs and see to my girlfriend's perscription. It's very important."

    She says this without yet having actually looked at the paper to see what it says.

    Then she's on her feet and heading for the door. She pauses on her way to peek her head into the kitchen and wave to Mako and Nephrite. "You guys have fun now. Don't do anything I wouldn't do." A wink, and a wave for Daisuke as well as she passes him. "See ya, Daisuke-san." And she's slipping past Unmei without meeting her gaze, calling back over her shoulder. "I'll wait for you by the elevator, Naru."
Naru Osaka 2017-01-16 04:10:20 67804
"Not far behind you." Naru assures after Kyouko, her paints getting packed up into their bag. One thing to be said for one's canvas getting up and walking off, no deciding how to transport wet canvases. The fact that it will wash off probably before sleep makes it rather an etereal medium.

Naru collects up her prescrption as well, can't forget that! "I'll catch you for conversation when you grab Kyouko, ideally." She notes to Unmei before she's waving to the others in the room. "Good night." And follows Kyouko out of the apartment and towards the elevator. Because someone is sweet enough not to make Naru jump off the balcony. Awwww.
Makoto Kino 2017-01-16 04:11:43 67805
Makoto beams a grateful smile up at Nephrite as he puts the mug of coffee in front of her. "Of course you do," she says, reaching to curl her fingers around the mug. "Thank you."

Her attention tracks toward the latest arrival; she listens attentively to the words exchanged, brows lifting, as she brings the mug to her lips. By the time she's done taking a sip and is lowering the mug again, Kyouko is gone and Naru is following her out. "'s, um, Tama-san, right? You were here for New Years. Should I even ask why Kyouko would want to stab you?"
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-01-16 04:25:52 67810
Daisuke Hansuke purses his lips to Unmei. "Welcome. Also. Don't listen to Nephrite. HE's the biggest of the jerks." he says.


"I should not say that to someone who can noogie me to my death." he insists, teasingly. "Thusly. He is not a jerk." he smirks as he sighs and rubs his head a bit.

"Right. I'll get everyone something to drink. Whats everyone want?" he asks.
Unmei Tama 2017-01-16 04:51:06 67822
Unmei Tama blinked a few times and stared at Makoto. Her mouth falling open. "Holy... crud muffins..." She whispered. That girl was freaking HUGE! Then yelped when she realized she was staring. "W-wait, she hasn't... they haven't told you anything about you? I-I thought at least the residents of the house would know. Drink... Oh, ummm, something... fruity, please?" she asked, glancing to them. "So... really, they didn't tell any of you?"
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-01-16 05:02:43 67824
Daisuke Hansuke head tilts. "Tell us about what?" he asks as he walks back to obtain drinks. Yeah he'll be a moment back here getting drinks. He can still hear. He'll interject when needed.
Makoto Kino 2017-01-16 05:04:00 67825
Makoto is fairly used to that reaction, of course... though not from people she's met before. She gives Unmei a slow blink, followed by a wry half-smile. "Everybody's been pretty busy with entrance exams," she says. "Plus I don't actually live here. I just come around a lot because I don't trust the guys to feed themselves properly without setting the place on fire."
Nephrite 2017-01-16 05:04:41 67826
Nephrite snickers. "I can definitely noogie you to death."

He nods at his and Mako's coffee. "We're good, but maybe our guest...? Fruity, yeah, we've got juice and stuff."
"Hey, welcome to the funhouse. We're a little subdued right now on account of exams." He raises an eyebrow at her question. "I'm kind of a hermit, so you'll have to forgive me being out of the loop sometimes. Is there something we should know?"
Unmei Tama 2017-01-16 05:07:29 67828
Unmei Tama stared. Wait, Kyouko HADN'T told them? Really? That was... A smile played on her lips. It must have been because she'd given her the... whatever that witch thing was. The lil orb. She moved to sit on the couch and... "Ummm, that I just moved into town and, ummmm, am still meeting people," she lied. Ohhhh how she lied. "So... my friend brought me here and... I thought it would be a good place to meet people."
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-01-16 05:19:00 67830
Daisuke Hansuke walks back out with coffee and something fruity. Juice. Fruit Juice, for Unemi as he places the tray on the coffee table and picks up his own coffee cup.

"Yeah this is a pretty good place to meet people. Might aswell be magical central station here at times." he muses as he looks to Makoto. He saw that stare. He wants to make sure she's okay.

When she is, he looks back to Nephrite. "Yeah well if you noogie me to death you'll just need to rely on Mamoru to heal everybody then he'll have no time for Mario Kart." he insists.

Coffee sip.
Makoto Kino 2017-01-16 05:22:03 67832
"...okay." That's a rather dubious response on Makoto's part, and it's accompanied by a slow sidelong questioning look towards the guys. "That doesn't explain why you thought Kyouko might wanna stab you, though. It sounded kind of like there was something specific going on involving you two."

A beat, then she shrugs a little. "I mean, we can't make you talk about something that's between the two of you. But stuff that affects one of us usually affects all of us sooner or later, so..." Catching Daisuke's glance, she gives a helpless little tilt of her head, a 'what can you do?' sort of gesture before she, too, sips her coffee.
Unmei Tama 2017-01-16 05:26:01 67834
Unmei Tama coughs and glances off to the side. "Kyouko and I don't really... get along. There was a minor incident and, well, err, now I'm always scared she'll stab me." Not entirely lying! Technically it was all true! There was just a lot left out. She took the juice and smiled, sipping it.

"This is a nice place. Last time I... probably overstayed my visit. I'm surprised they let me come back in," she said with a light, nervous chuckle.
Nephrite 2017-01-16 05:38:27 67837
Nephrite's glance back at Makoto and Daisuke is as confused as theirs. He is really not the resident Shitennou who keeps on top of all the latest news. "We let all sorts in here," He answers lightly. "So long as they follow the house rules."
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-01-16 05:43:18 67840
Daisuke Hansuke nods. "Right!" he smiles.

He frowns. "Ohhh Kyouko seem to like a lot of people but I'm sure she won't /stab you/. What did you do? Say Apples suck? Thems fighting words." he says expressively.

He sips his coffee again.

"She won't try to stab you here." he promises.