Moral Collision

Airi gets a taste of how Unmei does things resulting in her questioning her own morals.

Date: 2017-01-29
Pose Count: 20
Airi Nakahara 2017-01-29 02:24:07 69679
Airi has been avoiding Easter for the past few days. Not because she doesn't want to work for her dream, but because she is feeling a bit awkward given that she just sorta really fell in with the 'wrong crowd?'. Still, that sort of thing only lasts so long when they hold the cards to your dreams. Today, Airi recieved a rather unexpected visit from her boss at her room. She was warned that unless she really started showing something, she would be on the street or worse, back with her parents and they would prevent anyone from ever letting her attain her dream. So she called up Unmei and made plans to do things.

In The time since then, Airi had begun working on an update for her VR game. It was a lot of coding and some interesting changes. It would take some time to be able to alter the single player variant to be a full on Multiplayer experience. Still it was a difficult, time consuming thing and that is just what she needed. Something that would show she is dedicated to achieving the goals of her superiors and something to make her forget all about the things she's done.

An alarm goes off. She had set it earlier because she knows just how involved she gets when doing this sort of thing. She quickly gets ready to go. Up until now she'd been wearing her coding special. A sweat shirt with print of an adorable chibi Samus Aran in her Zero Suit. A pair of pink sweat pants with kitty prints going up them. And her glasses which of course aide in her being able to handle heavy coding.

Quickly she changes, getting dressed in a black trimmed in cyan lace, warm, skirted outfit which would make the cold day more bareable. Then she rushes outside with Vidya in tow. There she would wate for Unmei to get there so she could talk with her newest friend.
Unmei Tama 2017-01-29 02:36:47 69680
Unmei Tama was actually looking pretty good today. Black and red skirt with little crosses, red tank top, arm brave, gloves, her hair was done up in these cute little side tail things. She'd actually look at home in a rave. Now, where'd she get clothes like that?

Easy, she stole them, from the local hot topic. Sinned the girl, then just took them. So when Airi met her, she was leaning back against a store side, munching on a bag of chips. "Okay, Airi, took your sweet time, didn't you?" She reached out and flicked her head. She... seemed a bit off today. She noticed herself, a little. But she ignored it. just like she ignored the fact Pin had been laughing ominously to himself lately. She was sure it was nothing.

She took airi's hand. "So, I'm going to show you how I operate, okay? First thing's first. Likely targets. Don't go after girls. Too often they're freaking magical. So..." She hummed, the took her towards a ramen shop. "Gluttony now, so... let's see..." She eyed the people.

She seemed a lot more forceful than last time, too. "Oh, that look's cute, by the way. If you want, we can go rob a clothing store or somethign together later."
Airi Nakahara 2017-01-29 02:47:11 69682
Airi blinks as she is suddenly being pushed into today's agenda. Quietly she shrugs and just follows along. No point in talking for now. Just listening to what Unmei had to say.

Meanwhile, Vidya is more then happy to take up the talkative slack! "Hey Unmei-san! How are you today! You missed it, Airi was wearing this really cute top. It had Chibi Samus on it and it was so adorable! Oh! You won't believe this! Guess who is part of the Guardians now!" The chara flies around Airi in a playful manner. "I wonder if they are going to make you wear one of those cool capes! They look fun! Amu-chan doesn't wear one but I think you'd look cool in one!"

Airi quickly waves at Vidya trying to get her to stop talking. "Vidya!" She frowns, "I didn't want the whole world to know that right now. Thank you." She sighs and looks at Unmei. "Yeah. They asked me to join their group. Vidya decided that I needed to be a little more courageous and chara changed me. I agreed to it." She sighs. "So yeah. I dunno what it all means or anything. All I know is I am really confused. They said they could help me with my dream! That would mean that Easter is lying to me. I dunno though."
Unmei Tama 2017-01-29 02:54:20 69683
Unmei Tama nods, grinning wide. "Really? A cape? That's so cute! I bet you'll look adorable. And hey, there's nothing saying you can't be friends with them, kid. My girlfriend is a good girl, you know? But we do fine. So, who's a member of the guardians? Anyone I know?"

She snorted. "Of course they say that, silly. They're the good guys. Everything always works out for them, you know? They want a cupcake? A bakery opens down the street. They need a boy friend? Magical prince moves in and falls in love with them. To them, dreams are something that are given easily. They aren't like us, after all," She turned on her.

"Do you really think they can help you? Easter is a multi billion dollar company, with resources. The kids are... kids. What do they know about trying to make video games? About business? what help do they really offer you?"
Airi Nakahara 2017-01-29 03:06:31 69684
Airi Nakahara smiles a little, "Well there is umm; Tadase Hotori who is the King's Chair, Kukai Souma who I think is the Jack's chair, Nagihiko Fujisaki who is the Aces chair I think, Oh and Amu Hinamori who is the Joker's chair. I met most of them. I mean I've not met Tadase-san yet. I dunno who is the Queen's chair yet. So I am still learning and stuff."

Then everything goes crazy. When Unmei starts talking about how everything just seems to be given to the good guys, she frowns. It hurts to think about. "It must be nice to have those sorts of things to just happen like that." She frowns.

Then the questions. The gamer girl bites her bottom lip as her own ideas of being able to leave this life come crashing down. She frowns and just sighs, "I just... I just hoped. I guess they have the name of the Guardians which would look good on a school application. I mean the Guardians are like a Student Council who go around helping people." She blushes. "But you're right." She hangs her head and just whispers to herself. "Baka!"
Unmei Tama 2017-01-29 03:18:54 69685
Unmei Tama nodded. "Ohhhh, Kukai? He's really cute! I french kissed him. It was awesome. You should try it. Oh, wait, no. He has a girlfriend. And a boyfriend. Apparently he's dating twins. How is that now hot?"

She snorted. "Oh, yeah. Because that's what people look for when they want video game developers. 'Were you a part of a student council?' Yeah. That'd sell... four... maybe five games. Go team, right?'" She gave a snort. "Don't be stupid. But hey, you're cute. Maybe you can like... date someone in development. I hear that works," she teased. "If you wanna give up that bad and just have the guardians help?"

She walked to a booth, dragging her with her. "Hey, cutie," she said to the person eating noodles. A bigger guy. Who looked shocked. "You like those noodles, huh?"

"Err... yeah?" he looked worried.

"Good. You should get a second order... and a third... and a fourth." A blue gem formed in ehr hand and... then put it back to him. He shrieked, then he began to change... into a giant blue guy. Holding a bowl of ramen, metal armor covering his whole body, chop sticks... dun dun duuuuun.
Airi Nakahara 2017-01-29 03:31:05 69686
Airi looks at Unmei and just shrugs over the idea of dating Twins. She really has no idea. She's never even had a boyfriend (Or a girlfriend). She's been two wrapped up in acheiving her dream. Then things go a little crazy. "Errrr Actually most people have no idea about anything a developer does. All that matters is their work. If you create a good game, you will get good attention."

Upon hearing the idea of just dating someone in that field her eyes narrow. Now there are a few tears. Vidya is suddenly in Unmei's face. "Hey! What gives! Are you trying to crush her dreams? I am what she wants to be and it will take more then being a jerk to Airi-chan from becoming a Game Developer. She has it in her to do it and I know she will! Who cares if she wants to be in the Guardians. Maybe she should be. I know she isn't happy hurting people." Vidya states.

Then Airi is pulled along. Quietly she watches as Unmei proceeds to turn the poor noodle nommer into a Youma. She shutters. Its definitely something very freaky for her to see. Quietly she hopes there is someone who can help the poor guy.
Unmei Tama 2017-01-29 03:35:37 69687
Unmei Tama nodded. "Right. How can the guardians help with that?" she then snorted and leaned in. "And if you think being good at something is enough to get your dream, you're not as smart as you think. If you make the wrong enemies, do you think anyone will care how good you are? When there are people with real money paying them to turn you down and ignore you?" she asked with a smirk. "Money speaks far louder than skill, Airi. You should be smart enough to hear that."

She cocked an eye. "I -am- helping her. She can't achieve her dream if she makes the wrong enemies. She needs friends with power. Like easter. If you really want to get free from them... get good. Make games. Get popular enough that they -can't- stop you. That's the ONLY chance you have. Silly."

She then glanced over. The man was devouring all the noodles, and sending out noodles on people, draining them of all their magic as they collapsed, filling the gem up. "See? Look. This is it. No one gets hurt." She dragged her to one of the bodies and... propped them up. "Still breathing. Not a mark on them. When they wake up, not so much as a bruise. Just a little tired. And in return, I get my dream. Why would you give up something as important as your dream when the cost is so small?"
Airi Nakahara 2017-01-29 03:57:33 69688
Airi Nakahara frowns and just shakes her head. "I don't know Okay!" She sighs. Everything just feels like its crushing her now. She frowns, "I have to hope. It can't just be about money! Thats not my dream at all! My dream is to do what I love!"

"YEAH!" Vidya chimes in.

The only chance she has... She frowns gently. Her attention goes back to the man who is causing a lot of chaos. "I umm. I don't think I should be here. If anyone identifies me..." She frowns.

"Yeah, they seem okay." She frowns. Her gaze is going for any means of escape. She frowns. "I guess you're right?" She comments. She definitely seems a bit broken from the comments.
Unmei Tama 2017-01-29 04:04:20 69689
Unmei Tama shrugged. "So? You can have your dream. You just need to accept that you need money. You shoul d be thankful. Your dream is possible. Money can buy it. Some of us have dreams that... no matter how hard we want them, no matter how much money we throw at them, no matter how much we fight and scream and beg and pray, nothing will change." Her fists clenched...

"They'll what? You're magical, they'll assume you're trying to fight me."

She then sighs, walks over and hugs her. "Listen. You can have your dream. It's possible. So... just don't give up, okay? Keep working hard. Like... think about it. If you work with easter, what's stopping you from doing this?"
Airi Nakahara 2017-01-29 04:13:02 69690
Airi Nakahara frowns. "There has to be more to life then money though. I hate it but if thats what needs done then that is what needs done. I guess it makes sense." She looks defeated over the whole thing." She does hug back.

Finally she responds to the magical comment. "I am umm, not in magical form and am in mundane mode! See?" She poses. "I can be identified!" She shutters about that one.

"Anyway I think I need to go and umm, think and stuff. There is a lot to consider. What should I do? I mean, I'm just really confused you know?"
Unmei Tama 2017-01-29 04:22:28 69691
Unmei Tama nods. "There's a ton more to life than money. But like... if you wanna do this, you wanna get paid to live on it, right? That requires money. Silly." She then gives a little giggle. Then reached out and grabbed her throat. "Oh? Then aren't you my prisoner?" she asked with a little snort.

She then took her hand and walked to the counter and reached over, grabbing some takoyaki. She then thrust it in her hand. "Why? This is the best part! Now we can eat or grab some new clothes and wait for it to end. It's awesome!"
Airi Nakahara 2017-01-29 04:31:53 69692
Airi Nakahara blinks! She's suddenly has a hand at her throat. She gags nervously. "I umm, I guess so!" She is worried. This is just getting a little crazy. "I could have just transformed." She states.

Vidya is trying to pull Unmei's fingers off Airi's neck. When Unmei lets go, Vidya just gives her a sharp look. "Thats theft though! I mean I've got a company who is backing me. Whats the point of stealing if I have the funds if you so finely pointed out?!"
Unmei Tama 2017-01-29 04:40:20 69693
Unmei Tama shrugged. "How much do they really pay you for stuff like that? Besides, the place has insurance, so what does it really hurt?" She took another bite of her takoyaki. "No one suffers for it. You get to eat and work a bit. Just think of it as a... perk," she said with a nod.

"What's wrong with taking a bit of payment? Besides, by the time these people wake up, some of this stuff might be bad and it'll be trash anyway. So what's the harm, really?"
Airi Nakahara 2017-01-29 04:55:24 69694
Airi Nakahara shrugs, "Well they give me room and board. They cover school costs and food. But no real cash I guess." She frowns a little. "You're right!" She grabs a Takoyaki of her own and begins nibbling at it. She smiles a little feeling guilty as can be.

She then grabs a soda and begins drinking it too. "If this is who i have to be to get my dream, This is who I will be!" Airi chugs the drink and tosses it aside.

Vidya just looks at Airi and frowns. This is not who she wants to be and Vidya knows it. She shakes her head. The poor little chara has her work cut out for her.
Unmei Tama 2017-01-29 05:00:53 69696
Unmei Tama nodded, then gave a shrug. "That's why i choose these targets, you know?" she said as she walked, tugging her to the door. There were dozens of people collapsed around. She held out her hand and the gem left the boy, leaving him collapsed on the ground.

"Big restaurants like this. They'll blame some kind of gas leak or something. All the customers here will get a bit of compensation for passing out, the business will notice like... a hundred dollars worth of damages, maybe. A few items missing. Big. Freaking. Deal," she said with a shrug. "Most of them make more money in a week than people like you or I would see in a year. Not to mention most the prices are just.... excessive. They charge five bucks for something that costs them thirty cents to make! And they call us the villains," she said with a snort.
Airi Nakahara 2017-01-29 05:10:35 69698
Airi Nakahara nods slowly, "You're right. It won't hurt them. Well, anymore then being drained of their magic would hurt. Plus its not like anyone will know you are here unless a bunch of good guys show up. Even then, its not like they know who you are right?"

Quietly She finishes her Takoyaki and her drink. It weighs heavily in her stomach almost as much as the regret she is feeling for stealing them. Quietly she looks out the door. "I think We should get back to Easter. I have some more work to do on my game update. I've started work on making it a multiplayer experience which will allow me to maybe harvest multiple eggs at once. Maybe that will bring out the Embryo."
Unmei Tama 2017-01-29 05:17:12 69699
Unmei Tama nods, then paused. She reaches out and takes Airi's hand. "Hey... Airi?" She leaned in close, lips inches from hers, oh shoot was she going to kiss her?!! "If you're scared. If you're worried. If you're nervous about stealing... you can leave some money for what you too, okay?" she said with a smirk.

"Like, you don't have to do it if you don't want to. It's just how I do things. If you wanna be a good girl, well... go ahead. Be the good girl. Stay as clean as you can." She turned and started heading for the door. "Me? I figure I've only got... two, maybe three years left before one of those magic girls off me? I wanna enjoy this, you know? You actually got a future so don't do things you'll really regret, you know? You'll have to live with them."
Airi Nakahara 2017-01-29 05:22:18 69700
Airi Nakahara takes a deep breath. Quietly she pulls out some yen, enough to cover herself and Unmei. She sets it on the counter and looks outside. "I think it's about time to go. I don't like sticking around for when the good guys show up. Not a fan of getting magical blasts launched at me. I've never had it done but I have no desire to be on the recieving end either.

Vidya smiles. That is the Airi she knows. She flies down and lands on her shoulder. "Maybe we can go to the Crown and play some games! That always helps you think more clearly! Besides I have to kick your butt in that new FPS they got out there!"

Airi laughs, "You mean pretend to play while I show off. Right?"

"You say potato, I say you suck and I'm gonna pwn ya!"
Unmei Tama 2017-01-29 05:25:02 69701
Unmei Tama snorted. "I actually met one of the girls there who had the top scores. AM. Seen her?" she asked with a grin. "Oh. I'm UM, on the machines." She was often second place on the score boards. Mainly because she cheated. "It's a good way to get attention, you know. If you wanna meet some of the others. Though, careful. She... figured out what I was up to real quick. It was a bit disconcerting."

She started walking back to Umbra. "I'll see you around, okay? I've got a gem to drop off. Kinda nice not having heroes down my neck every time... you know?"