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Amu and Airi meet Seth and Jiaying. Jiaying has a few choice words with amu.

Date: 2017-01-23
Pose Count: 43
Amu Hinamori 2017-01-23 01:07:39 68623
Amu Hinamori was out with her new friend Airi! Doing guardian things. Which mostly involved paperwork. Tadase was still out and she had a lot of side work to do, which was why she'd invited the new girl, who had charas, to join her.

"So, how are you enjoying your time here in the school? Make any new friends?" Pause. "Oh, and thanks for telling me about that x-egg. It took a while to find, but i managed to track it down. I'm happy nothing too bad happened while it was out. It'd have been horrible if it had broken."
Airi Nakahara 2017-01-23 01:17:01 68626
Airi is quiet content to walk along with Amu in her own, quiet fashion. She is not a guardian herself. But it always helps to hang out with a new friend and stuff. Its not uncommon for her to be secretive. So quietly she walks along, following Amu while Vidya hangs out with Ran, Su, and Miki. She does help out where she can. Every now and again, she catches a glimpse of a black clad person keeping track of her. Its not unusual to her but it is rather annoying sometimes.

"Oh um, yes. Its pretty cool. I just don't make friends too easily. Its kinda hard when people sorta think your just a nerd." Its true. Of course having to spend much of her out of school time at the Easter building tends to put wrinkles into friendmaking.

Then there is the comment about the X-egg. The X-egg that she herself created leaving a poor kid in a heap of self depreciation. "Oh umm Yeah. I wish I could have done more. I don't do the whole chara transformation thing." That Amu knows of! Shr frowns at the prospects of an egg being broken though. "Thats good. I would hate to see someone's dreams shattered like that."
Jiaying Maki 2017-01-23 01:27:10 68629
Jiaying Maki isn't from this school, but she's following up on a story from a friend. Even if said friend is currently on her naughty list and isn't fully trusted. That's not the point though! If she doesn't stand up for her, she'd feel worse than she already is! This of course is hampered by the desire to poke around the school, find neat places to explore and see if their roof is banned too. Because she still has a thing for going up to school roofs. Because nerdery.

Not that she recognizes the other girls as she wanders past. She does have her phone out though and she's texting someone, which means she's both not at all paying attention and somewhat muttering to herself in Chinese. She does have rather good ears though and the mention of X-Eggs gets her attention. She turns on her heel and begins to follow after them. The egg thingies are what Kukai talks about right? The one she's sure she ate? Maybe new people!
Seth Locke 2017-01-23 01:33:24 68631
Also in a walk around town, is a certain American boy, who's covered from head to toe in warm clothes; one could say maybe a little too covered, but then gain the occasional shiver could indicate otherwise. He carries himself at a slow pace, every now and then pausing to admire the city and look at a few shops of interest.

As he walks, he eventually comes into contact with Amu and Airi.

"Hello", he replies to them, with a bit of a smile, half-hidden by his scarf. So far, so good, right? Just a normal boy.

But then, his eyes dart around in the direction of the floating Charas, two of which, Miki and Su, have introduced themselves already, at the New Year's Party.
Amu Hinamori 2017-01-23 01:37:19 68632
Amu Hinamori was completely unaware they were being followed. Why would someone follow them? Probably for the best. If she knew, she'd probably panic and imagine it was something far worse. "Oh, don't worry about that. You're still really cool, Nakahara-chan. And there's nothing wrong with being a nerd." Easy for her to say. She was cool and spicy Amu. There were rumors about her punching cars. And winning!

"And don't worry. As the joker, it's more or less my only job to catch the x-eggs and purify them." She paused and glanced down. "My... main one at least..." there was a distant tone to her voice before she shook her head. "Yeah! Having someone lose their dreams like that would be the worst possible thing! It's a good thing you were there. Something really bad could have happened."

Then the boy... He... was kind of... cute. "Errr... hi?" Oh gosh. Was this a confession? Was he going to confess to her? Oh gosh she wasn't ready for this! "Can I help you?" GAHHHHHH!
Airi Nakahara 2017-01-23 01:47:34 68636
Airi frowns a little but nods just the same. She was making more work for one of her few friends and she knew it. Talk about sucky! And then Salt gets added to that open wound when Amu mentions how that would be the worst possible thing. "I umm. Sorry. I wish I could help. Someday maybe. For now I will just keep my eyes open and make sure you know when there is an X-egg."

It pains her to conceal the truth of the matter. Its not like she can tell the truth though. How do you even begin to say, 'Hi, I work for Easter Corps! I'm the reason for the surge of X-eggs lately.' She shrugs it off. Oh good! Ice breaker at 12 o'clock!

"Oh umm Hi!" Airi states softly. She's a little nervous around people she doesn't know. She was with Amu. She is now with Seth. Then Amu speaks up and she smirks. Vidya flies over and whispers something to her and she nods, "... and spicy!"
Jiaying Maki 2017-01-23 01:56:21 68639
Jiaying Maki had been willing to stay quiet-like, but then Seth's appearance creates an outburst, which gets a string of not-so-polite Chinese said sharply in surprise. The girl might be on edge for some reason! She actually spins, getting ready to... look like an idiot. She scowls and facepalms, then says, "Seth, are you lost too?" What, she recognizes him at least!

The other two though, and the fact that Seth can see the Charas, guessing by how he's following them gets some note though. Something for later maybe.
Seth Locke 2017-01-23 02:08:04 68640
"You're Amu Hinamori-san, am I right?", Seth asks. "I'm an acquaintance of Kukai-kun, for the most part, and I guess you could say I've met you on a couple different occasions, although I think you were too tired or too entertained to realize. I'm Seth Katsumoto Locke." He looks about to the Charas, "Miki-chan, Su-chan, hello to you!" He looks at the third one, "And I think you must be Ran, am I right?" He looks at Airi, "Can't say I've met you, or your Chara. Greetings!"

Then, Jiaying shows up, "Hello, Jia-chan!" He shakes his head, "And no, I'm not lost. Just really out for a stroll."
Amu Hinamori 2017-01-23 02:17:18 68643
Amu Hinamori nodded and then gave Airi a small smile. "Oh, don't worry about it. I know you're doing everything you can and there's no reason you need to worry about this kind of thing. It's my responsibility, not yours, after all." Smile smile guilt guilt GUILT. Then sighed, brushing her hair back and cocking an eye. "Really?" she said flatly.

Then she glanced back to Seth. "Oh? You're a friend of Kukai-kuns? Well, you're welcome to join us if you like," she said before glancing back to the other girl. "Hm? Oh, hey. Can I help you?" Wow, she got popular all of a sudden. She then pointed a thumb to Airi. "This is Nakahara-chan, a friend of the guardians. That's Vidya-chan. We're just doing some deliveries for the guardians."
Airi Nakahara 2017-01-23 02:24:20 68645
Airi probably should have worn waders today because the guilt is definitely getting up to her hips. Swimming through it might be easier. She shakes the guilt off when Amu gives her a sharp eye. She simply laughs and sticks her hand up to high five Vidya! This is what happens when you leave an Internet Troll out of the internet people!

When Amu introduces her she simply smiles, "Hai! Yes My name is Airi Nakahara. I'm from outside of Tokyo. Still in Japan though. Northern Kyoto region." She smiles a little. "Yeah umm. This is Vidya. She's my guardian chara. She is just a little mischievous." She laughs a little playfully.

Vidya flies around Seth and Jia. "Hello! Do you both play video games?! I love playing games! Its so much fun to escape the world for a little while and just have your own little dream world isn't it?" Vidya quickly has a hand on her, Airi's. The much larger girl pulls the chara close with a little smile.

"Yes we both just love playing Video games. I wanna be a game maker someday."
Jiaying Maki 2017-01-23 02:27:09 68647
Jiaying Maki looks surprised and asks, "You visit other schools as part of your stroll?" Then there's a shake of her head and both hands are put up, "Not the weirdest thing out here. Even disregarding those two being worse at keeping the secret than I am." As she says 'Am' she turns and continues with an annoyed phrase in Chinese which gets laughter from behind her somewhere.

The Chara's comment gets a somewhat worried look from the fox, "Just don't go too far and forget the real world, weird as it is." Well, she gives away that she can see them, not that it's a surprise for at least one other here. "I do like games though- though I prefer comics. Dad does the animation side of things so I figure it's a family thing by now."

Back to Seth, she asks, "You still have tall dark and spooky following you Seth?"
Seth Locke 2017-01-23 02:46:01 68649
"Well, thank you", Seth replies and then he notices. "Is something wrong, Amu-chan? For a moment, it looked like you were going to turn red." Yeah, that's what happens when someone jumps to conclusions, isn't it?

Anyways, he turns to meet Airi, "I play a bit, every now and then. Some titles which are honestly amazing, others which are pure crap... And very promising titles, whether in alpha or beta stages." He grins a bit, "I'll recommend a couple soon enough, if you like."

He turns to the fox-girl, and here is where his voice goes somber. "You mean... It?" A very quiet shake of his head. "...No. I don't see ghosts."
Amu Hinamori 2017-01-23 02:50:56 68650
Amu Hinamori shrugged. "Honestly, I don't really have much interest in video games. I have enough things to deal with in the real world." Pause. "Though if you like those things, that's fine, Nakahara-chan. Your dreams are important, after all."

Off in the background, a small boy stared with stars for eyes. So cool and spicy.

Then urked slightly. "You're imagining things. And--" Wait, GHOST? She looked calm as a cucumber, but inside she was AHHHHHH NO BAD NOT GHOST SCARY GHOST WHYYYYYYY?! "Really? A ghost was haunting you? Seems... fun."
Airi Nakahara 2017-01-23 02:57:32 68653
"Cool and Spicy Much, Hinamori-chan?" Airi giggles a little before turning her attention to the ghost thing. Is she as shaken up as Amu? Not really. "Ghosts huh? I'm not going to say they don't exist. A few years ago I'd have said the same about little guardian characters who like to troll people." She doesn't really care that people can see Vidya at this point. Anyone comments about her to anyone, they will be viewed as crazy. After all... seeing little flying charas would make someone either drunk or nuts right?

Airi looks at Seth and smiles a little. "I pay a lot of attention to the gaming industry. Its a lot of fun! It helps to know what is hot right now. Plus getting to play new games is always fun."

Her attention shifts to Jia. "Oh umm... yeah. That would be bad... I guess. You see. Ummm. Some things aren't black and white I guess. Sometimes living in a fantasy world is just easier and better then the real one. I don't stay there but umm... yeah. There is that." She looks really nervous now.
Jiaying Maki 2017-01-23 02:59:55 68654
Jiaying Maki looks between Amu and Seth, her expression curling into an almost cruel grin, "Oh, you're Amu?" She asks, tilting her head. She tilts her head back and says something quickly in Chinese, then her shadow distorts and laughs again before the silhouette of a girl appears behind her and waves to the three girls and two charas. "I don't mind being haunted." Not that she's normal. "Can you see her?" She asks in general, gesturing to the posing ghost behind her, who seems to be flexing. And mocking Jia behind her back. "You and I need to have a talk." She says more serious, looking straight at Amu with that brief moment passing.

She shakes her head and says, "Living in a dream isn't... healthy." She shrugs and says, "I couldn't imagine giving up on everyone just because it was too hard." She says this while subconciously reaching up to rub her shoulder while rotating it a few times. "There's at least one person I think is counting on me and two that I'm trying my best to help." Which is when she turns to glare at Amu again.
Seth Locke 2017-01-23 03:11:52 68655
Seth Locke looks at the small boy with starry eyes, intrigued. "Yeah, you seem to attract a fan base...", he says idly to Amu.

He looks at Jia's cruel-bordering grin, and frowns, "What in heaven's name is that black grin about?"

Then, he turns to Airi, "Jia-chan is right. Stepping out of reality for a while can be good for you, but never to the point where you start making it your life." He shakes his head, "That is never healthy."
Amu Hinamori 2017-01-23 03:14:17 68656
Amu Hinamori sighed. "What? No. I'm just saying my feelings. I just never got into the whole... gaming thing," she said with a shrug. "It's cool, I guess. Just not my thing. And don't worry, Nakahara-chan seems pretty grounded to me."

Then looks back to Jia. URks. URKS! URKS!!!! Ghost plus that grin. "I-I'd love to but really I'm kind of busy right now how about another time, okay? Okay. Cool." Grabbing Airi's hand and dragging her along faster. "I need to drop these forms off at the museum for the upcoming field trip and then head over to the skating rink for the other one so we'll see you later, okay?!!"
Airi Nakahara 2017-01-23 03:25:29 68658
Airi Nakahara shakes her head. "Ummm yeah don't count on it. I just am focused." She frowns. Her attention goes to Vidya. Vidya knows whats up with her. The chara quickly moves down and sits on her shoulder. "Sorry. A lot has happened and Honestly, Getting lost in a game is not the worst thing to happen."

Vidya leans against Airi and whispers, "Don't worry. You're going to make it. I promise! Just look at where you are now! He can't hurt you anymore and he won't. Your friends will keep you safe." She smiles happily.

Then... YOINK! Her arm is nearly pulled out of socket as she is dragged along with Amu. "Whaaaaaaa!!!!" She eeps a little. "Why are we running! Is it because of the ghosts? It was cool but ummm, I didn't think Chara's had ghosts! Are you keeping secrets Vidya?"
Jiaying Maki 2017-01-23 03:30:49 68659
Jiaying Maki looks over her shoulder and says in something closer to a stage whisper, "I don't think she likes you Meifeng." Which gets a confused look from the ghost. She's slowly learning Japanese. From TV. They're lucky so far. She then murmurs something more seriously in Chinese and the ghost floats forward lazily towards Amu now mostly visible with banks of green mist flowing from her while Jia calls out, "Come now come now, no reason to be like that, she's friendly." She pads forward and says, "You've made a friend of mine convinced you're going to do something very painful and rather permanent though, and I'd like to have a chat about that."

Seth's question is met with a now neutral mark as she realizes she's overdoing it. She suddenly stops and shakes her head, steadying her breathing as the ghost huffs at Jia and disappears back to it's hiding place. "She's got Norie worried and I wanted to talk to her about it. Got kind of caught up in it though." She actually sounds embarassed at least.

Airi's comment about escapism is just met with a shrug after she thinks about it. After the fact. "I guess it depends on how lost you get."
Amu Hinamori 2017-01-23 04:15:41 68663
Amu Hinamori shook her head. "We're not running, we're just rushing. We're already late and--" That made her pause, however. Jia said that. She froze in place and... Then turned on Jia, walking up to her and crossing her arms. "Noria? Lacrima-chan? Is she okay? She's not doing anything reckless, is she?" She looks worried. "Dang it, I knew I shouldn't have left her alone. Is she okay? Listen, I don't know what she told you, but what happened isn't her fault. If she begged you to purify her too, well, forget it. She doesn't want to admit it, but she is a good person and I do plan to find a way to help her, one way or another," she said defiantly, hands clenching.
Airi Nakahara 2017-01-23 04:19:49 68664
Airi Nakahara frowns as she hears whats going on. She doesn't know Lacrima. She probably should but she's not met many people yet. Quietly she just hangs back. A little hand is waved as Seth steps away. Beyond that she just listens, paying close attention to see if there is anything useful to her.
Seth Locke 2017-01-23 04:29:37 68666
Seth Locke is about to speak, but his cellphone rings the message, and so he reads.


A sigh. "Sorry, I'd love to hang around, but it looks like my sister has a small trouble at home, whereas I come in to fix it." And, this been said, he starts his walk home. "Nice meeting you, guys. Let's meet again sometime." And he's off.
Jiaying Maki 2017-01-23 04:38:39 68667
Jiaying Maki watches Seth go while also looking really confused. "She doesn't beg for that sort of thing I did... not think. She was convinced hou were going to do it though." She theun runs her fingers through her hair and sighs. "Sorry. Was trying to make sure you weren't going to do just that."

Then she offers a wry smile, "I'm Jiaying Maki... uh, sorry. I guess."
Amu Hinamori 2017-01-23 04:42:36 68668
Amu Hinamori blinked, then... "No. I told her I would if she... was evil. If she was losing control. If she couldn't keep heerself from doing bad things. But that's a last resort, at worst. I have no intention of hurting Lacrima-chan. She's..." She gave a sigh.

"She's complex. She's not a bad person. Some of the things she does are bad. But that doesn't mean she's bad. She's just trying the hardest to do the right things she can, even if she has to do the wrong things sometimes. The situation she's in just... no one deserves that. And I plan to help her."

She glanced to Air. "Oh, sorry. Lacrima-chan is a friend of mine. She was turned into a monster due to bad luck and I've been trying to help her out, letting her feed on me so she doesn't have to mug people, things like that, trying to find a cure and stuff."
Airi Nakahara 2017-01-23 04:48:54 68670
Airi Nakahara Listens carefully. "Soooo she's a vampire." She asks curiously. Airi is a little unsettled by the idea of an actual vampire who noms on her friend from time to time but, if Amu is okay with it then thats okay. She guesses anyway. Quietly Airi begins weighing who is worse. Is This Vampire worse then she is? A person who is feeding off people just to live? Or is She worse then the Vamp woman? Stealing people's dreams from unsuspecting innocents just to get her own dream? Its really tough for the young girl to actually figure out.

Thankfully she snaps out of that when Jia gives her name. "Oh umm. Nice to meet you Jiaying Maki-san. I already introduced myself. I was just thinking."
Jiaying Maki 2017-01-23 05:15:15 68674
Jiaying Maki looks to Amu and says, "She's a roommate, I know exactly what she is." She shrugs after and looks around, then finds a place to lean against the wall while pulling her hood up so that she can both hide her embarassment a touch better and because it lets her drop her illusion. "She's also convinced that the other side of her that she doesn't know about personally, only by proxy is just scared and isn't so bad. So... I hope she's not slipping."

To Airi she nods her head and says, "Maki's fine if you're going to go formal. The honorifics you use all sound silly to me anyway."
Amu Hinamori 2017-01-23 05:21:32 68676
Amu Hinamori nodded. "I suppose, yes. But she's not one by choice. She's only one because, well, she was really unlucky. What happened to her could have happened to anyone." She then glanced to Jia. "And... I'm beginning to suspect that too. I don't think Lacrima-chan is bad. And... I think she can be controlled. My big concern is Alexis-kun. He seems borderline suicidal and... if we don't do something for him soon..." She gave a soft sigh.
Airi Nakahara 2017-01-23 05:31:14 68677
Airi Nakahara frowns a little as she listens. "This sounds really freaky." She rubs the back of her head before looking around. "I guess Ghosts are easier to believe in then Vampires. I guess that makes sense though. I mean vampires are more fantasy then Ghosts or Little flying characters who do crazy things to you."

She smiles a little. "Okay Maki-san. Not using honorifics is a little awkward for me. Its a respect thing."
Jiaying Maki 2017-01-23 05:41:48 68678
Jiaying Maki nods and says, "I've seen him once, he's skittish and already aggravatable, I've been trying to find out what happened since she insists it wasn't intentional." She then taps her heel against the ground a few times, the her toes trying to adjust her shoe. "Vampires are easy to believe in. You throw rice at them and they go crazy, it's fune." She then leans forward and asks, "You just saw a ghost and you barely believe in them? What about foxes and yokthingies?" ... "Kaiyo." "Guai lo."
Amu Hinamori 2017-01-23 05:47:15 68679
Amu Hinamori sighed. "Honestly, after all the stuff I've been dealing with, I'd believe in the power rangers. And..." She blinked. "If she doesn't want to tell you, I won't either... but as far as I can tell, she had no choice. I was... there... when she remembered. It wasn't pleasant. For anyone," she muttered. "And yeah, Nakahara-chan is a good kid, she's used to using honorifics."
Airi Nakahara 2017-01-23 05:52:28 68680
Airi's phone goes off. Quietly she reaches into her pocket and steps away for a few moments. She doesn't say anything. At least for a few moments. Then she softly speaks. "Yes." Its the only thing she says before she hangs up her phone. Quietly she turns around to the two other girls and the four charas.

"I umm. I need to go. There is somethin that needs done and apparently I'm the only one who can." She rolls her eyes. "I guess I will catch up with you later Hinamori-chan... Maki-san."
Jiaying Maki 2017-01-23 06:14:55 68681
Jiaying Maki shakes her head and says, "The Sentai aren't real that I can tell. The color coding is different." She then holds her hands up and says, "I overheard what happened, but there's too much missing. She's a friend, but I have to make sure. If I'm going to stand up for the monster-y sort I have to make sure right?" Beat, "I'd expect the same if I did something dumb." before she sighs and says, "Dumber than this at least."
Amu Hinamori 2017-01-23 06:19:06 68682
Amu Hinamori nods. "Yeah. And... you don't need to worry. I did say I'll purify her if I have to... and I meant it. But... that's a last resort. If she turns evil, to the point we can't save her. That she becomes a danger to everyone else around her and just... doesn't... care. Then... then i'll do it..."

She glanced off to the side. "But... that... that should never happen. I'm sure it won't. That's the only reason I was willing to promise her I would..."
Jiaying Maki 2017-01-23 06:24:25 68683
Jiaying Maki looks to Amu and holds her hands up, showing off a pale blue flame on the palms of herh ands before clapping her hands together to extinuish the flames. "I made the same deal with her. Which is why I'm here... because I thought you were going to do that without giving her a chance." She shrugs and murmurs, "Sorry."
Amu Hinamori 2017-01-23 06:26:39 68684
Amu Hinamori sighs, shaking her head. "No. I understand, though. Lacrima-chan... she's redeemable. She doesn't think she is. But she's trying so hard to hold back that... thing in her. It'd be so much easier if she just gave up. But she's not. So I know some humanity still lives in her. You know? We just need to bring it out."
Jiaying Maki 2017-01-23 06:32:09 68685
Jiaying Maki crosses her arms and says, "I know she is. Not everything that myths say are bad have to be." She tugs her hood back to show off the fox ears and says, "Because it ignores the personality behind it." The hood goes back in place and she adds, "Though a few months back, the... ugh, other fox in the city I know of somehow split her personalities. There's still a good person in there, yes."
Amu Hinamori 2017-01-23 06:38:33 68686
Amu Hinamori nodded, reaching out to touch them, then stops and pulls back. "I... I see. I'm sorry to hear that," she said, shaking her head. "I ummm... am not... familiar with what you're supposed to be? I mean.... i thought that was a magical girl thing. I didn't know it was something... Else? I guess? Then? Sorry?"
Jiaying Maki 2017-01-23 06:39:52 68687
Jiaying Maki laughs and says, "Sorry to hear that she's still in there or that we're not all bad and not all kitsune are helpful tricksters." She says that with some degree of certainty. There's some mumbled Chinese in there then she quickly shakes her head. "I'm a mutt, part huli jing."
Amu Hinamori 2017-01-23 06:40:59 68688
Amu Hinamori shook her head. "No. Sorry, that they judge you based on things they've heard rather than who you are." She glanced off tro the side and gives a sigh. Totally doesn't know what THAT'S like. Nope. Not at alllll.
Jiaying Maki 2017-01-23 06:42:17 68689
Jiaying Maki snrks and says, "Out here most people just think I'm a kitsune, which... doesn't upset me too much. I just have to remember they don't mean- anyway! It's fine out here. I Just do dumb things a lot."
Amu Hinamori 2017-01-23 06:47:10 68690
Amu Hinamori snorted. "Well, if people are going to get mad at you for doing dumb things, I think I'd be hated by this point," she said with a laugh, shaking her head. "I let Lacrima-chan feed on me to the point I got pneumonia, not her fault, so I'm sure I've got you beat on bad decisions."
Jiaying Maki 2017-01-23 06:50:07 68691
Jiaying Maki shrugs and says, "I do other dumb things beyond or aside from that." She reaches out and pats Amu's shoulder then says softly, "You shouldn't let it go that far. Getting yourself hurt doesn't do anyone favors right?" as she turns, "I need to get looking again though." She offers a wave and a small card as she leaves, leaving the card in question hanging in the air briefly.
Amu Hinamori 2017-01-23 06:56:14 68692
Amu Hinamori takes the card, blushing. "I learned from the first time, I'm being a lot smarter this time." She stared at the card, before sighing softly. Ugh, what was she doing? Right! guardian stuff! "See you around!" She started walking and...

Wait. THAT was the girl living in the haunted mansion?! DANG IT! Gahhhh! So FREAKY!