Nice to meet you, Good to see you

Sayaka gets to know Seth a little better, and tries to help him with his heart problem.

Date: 2017-02-03
Pose Count: 48
Sayaka Miki 2017-02-03 18:24:30 70155
    Sayaka was pretty busy lately, not only with her long and lonely patrols, but also with cram school which her parents forced her into after several recent exam failures. It did help a bit with Naru's study sessions, and Saya was hoping to convince her parents to drop out of cram school but for now, she was doubly busy and triply exhausted from all this studying.

    Her latest brutal cram session was early in the morning before regular classes even began and as usual, she makes her way through the docks, hoping to stop by the music shop before attending regular classes. However, with a tired sigh, she decides to rest on a nearby bench for a few minutes first, just relaxing and watching the gently flowing water as she tries to reorganize her messed up thoughts..
Seth Locke 2017-02-03 18:47:20 70156
"You should really get to school, Sayaka-chan", a voice tells her. The voice of a boy, behind the blue-haired girl and off to the side. It's Seth, american boy dressed in his Infinity uniform; he's leaning on the bench Sayaka is sitting on. "You don't want to be late, do you?"
Sayaka Miki 2017-02-15 21:30:50 70994
Sayaka Miki suddenly hears a somewhat familiar voice behind her, though nit so familiar that she recognizes him instantly.
    "Wha? who's there?" she narrows her eyes at Seth, not at all amused at his comment. "Hmph, who're you, my mom?" she asks a bit snarkily, and also because she's only ever seen him in passing and still doesnt know him that well.
Seth Locke 2017-02-15 21:41:11 70995
"No", replies Seth, unshakened by the snark. "I've left that bit of me at home. Now, I'm just the high school student, trying to make polite conversation with a fellow student from another school." He shrugs, "Whether you really are going to go to school or not, it's really not my business." He smiles some.
Sayaka Miki 2017-02-15 21:44:52 70997
Sayaka Miki arches a brow, "Hmm, I know I've seen you before but I dont believe we've been formally introduced." she smirks at his comment. "But seriously that's a terribke pick up line. My name is Sayaka Miki, by the way." she doesnt offer a handshake. Yet.
Seth Locke 2017-02-15 21:50:40 70999
"A terrible pick up line, for sure, but it's at least an honest pick up line", the boy replies. Then, he makes a formal introduction - bow and everything. "I'm Seth Katsumoto Locke. Pleased to meet you."
Sayaka Miki 2017-02-15 21:54:28 71000
Sayaka Miki nods and sighs. "Seth. Yeah I know that name. So what..Are you playing hookey too or just making sure ither students behave?" there's that smarkiness again. "Sorry, but its been a stressful day. I guess I wasnt mych use when those wraiths attacked us the other day but I wont let that hapoen again.."
Seth Locke 2017-02-15 22:03:12 71002
"I feel no responsibility for the behavior of other students, or children for that matter, other than my kid sister. And she's a handful, at times", Seth replies. "And I am on my way to school, although I do have an excuse if I get there late."

Then, the subject of the Wraiths is brought up, and he sighs. "Well, at least I got out of that alive."

'For the time being' echoes in his mind, remaining unsaid.
Sayaka Miki 2017-02-15 22:08:59 71004
Sayaka Miki frowns, apparentky hitting a sore spot. "No really, that was irresponsible of me and I wont allow innocents to be in danger again, at least not on my watch!"
    She smiles, "I think I've seen you at Gull Cafe before..Are you friends with Hannah-chan and Haruna-chan?"
    As she speaks, Saya starts to walk away from the docks, towards school.
    "You going my way?"
Seth Locke 2017-02-15 22:21:44 71006
"Well, that's a goal to strive for, I suppose", Seth replies in the most neutral tone he can muster.

"Haruna-chan, I met her some time ago. Hanners, I've known sine I was little. She's a long-time friend."

He nods as Sayaka asks him if he goes her way. "Yes, I am." As he starts to walk, he asks, "So, tell me about you. What do you do?"
Sayaka Miki 2017-02-25 19:42:21 71902
    "Goal? More like..A duty, responsibility?" she smirks, "Becoming a Puella Magi ended up being more than just a cool magical girl in exchange for a wish. It also meant I'm duty-bound to hunt down witches and save lives." Sayaka sighs, "So when I fail at that duty, then it's a big deal..For me at least. I mean, I couldn't forgive myself if someone died because of my carelessness! It would make my job as a magical girl, and the struggles I went through to get here, pretty worthless.."

    Saya arches a brow when he mentions his closeness with Hannah, "Oh yea? Childhood friends? That's pretty cool. I cant imagine Hannah as a child. She seems so...So grown up, to me. Always calls me 'kid', anyways. So was she always so...zealous? About everything?"

    As for herself, she shrugs, "Not much to say, aside from being a Puella Magi who hunts down witches, I guess I'm part time heroine, and part time student. I guess that goes for a lot of people around here though. How about you?"
Seth Locke 2017-02-25 20:06:40 71903
Seth Locke is taking in the Puella Magi part of the explanation, and at that moment, he frowns. "So wait... You were granted a wish, and you became a magical girl...?" His expression shows he'd just have so many problems with that hook if whoever granted wishes came for him. And in the back of his head, the thought that such an exploiter could go for his kid sister bursts out. And in his mind, races quite a number of expletives.

In the meantime, he replies, "Well, Hannerz always was stubborn, and it got worse the older she got." He shrugs, "But I'm kinda afraid for her, now; I think she's going down a dark path, and I fear she might not realize the full extent of her actions."

"As for me, I'm just your ordinary kid from the United States." He omits the fact about his condition. "And I'm here at my father's request. Who is still to meet me, all wrapped up in his work."
Sayaka Miki 2017-02-25 20:19:29 71904
    Sayaka nods, "Yeah..Sounds great, doesn't it? I mean, it's a fair exchange, or so it seems..But, I guess you have to be careful what you wish for, otherwise, you might regret it. Or at least, I've heard that can happen to some people."

    Of course, he'll want to know what she wished for and she smiles, "My wish was totally selfless..Well, maybe just a little. I wished to heal the hands of a childhood friend, whose lifehood dream was to be a famous violinist. But, he was in an accident that damaged his hands. But then, I suppose, it wasn't totally selfish. Afterall, I really really liked this boy. I guess I kinda hoped that he'd find out that I was the cause of his miracle, and he might..Return the feeling?"

    Her smile fades a bit at the memory, "But in the end, I guess he fell for a friend of mine instead. Still, how could I regret making a wish like that? Giving back a person's life?"

    She is curious to know what he'd wish for, but Saya doesnt push the subject further. "Yeah..She's pretty stubborn, but at least she knows what she wants, and she's got a lot of potential to do good. However, I'm also worried about this linker core thing, and how it's affecting her. I dont believe she's totally in her right mind either, but so far I havent managed to track her down.." she sighs, "It's easy to lose your way when you're drunk on the power of magic."

    And then there's Seth. She smirks, "Oh? Another foreigner? Your Japanese is pretty good. So you came here because your dad works here? Must be a long way from home. Do you miss America?"
Seth Locke 2017-02-26 21:44:29 72014
"I don't think there's any wish that is entirely selfless", Seth replies, "so I suppose that in the long list of deeds, you're pretty much in the clear." He sighs. "But it is a burn, that that boy doesn't like you. I'm sorry."

After a moment of thinking, he replies, "Think of it this way, though: if he's dumb enough to not like a girl that wishes away her happy teenage lifestyle for him, then maybe he doesn't deserve you." He shrugs, "I most assuredly would have thought that, at least." Again, a shrugs, "But that's me, and I may be overstepping, so my apologies."

"In any case, I'd find that suspicious, the wish thing. It kinda sounds like the bait on a fishing pole trope." And again, the thoughts of his sister come to mind. "Er... You woundn't mind telling me more about who or what grants that wish thing?" He grabs his cellphone.

In the meantime, he nods, "And yes. I visited Hannah at the hospital, and didn't like what I saw. It was like she was a junkie, or something." He adds, "I even gave her the speech, modified to fit magic."

He chuckles at the mention of 'foreigner'. "Well, for some reason I include my mother's maiden name in my presentation. She taught me Japanese since I was very little; often at my request, I might add." He shakes his head. "So no, my Japanese is not 'pretty good'; it's really pretty much second-nature to me." He shrugs. "As are five or six more languages, really."
Sayaka Miki 2017-02-26 21:52:33 72015
    Sayaka sighs, "Well..I suppose that's something I might have considered..If I'd actually ever confessed to him that his wounds were healed because of a wish. But I kinda..Didnt so..He never knew the truth."

    Still, she smiles faintly, looking skywards at the slowly approaching stars. It..Doesn't seem to bother her that much anymore. Not as much as it once did at least. "But it's alright, really! He moved on with his life..And so did I. I'm sure he's very happy with Hitomi-chan, and I'm glad that he's found happiness..I guess..My life didn't quite turn out the way I wanted it to, but I still could never regret making that wish."

    She glances back at him thoughtfully, when he pries her about more information regarding the wishes and shrugs, "Well..I guess, being a Puella Magi is a lot of responsibility in itself. You have to fight witches so you can recharge your powers. And if you don't, you might just die.."

    Of course, Saya is careful to omit the part about Puella actually turning into witches themselves. Because that's a deep secret that she's only revealed to a small handful of fellow Puella..And Alex too, for some foolish reason.

    She does arch a brow when he asks who grants these wishes. "Why..You're not seriously considering making a wish, are you?" she smirks, "But of course, for some people that wish is more important than the fallout. I guess if the happiness that wish brings can equal the despair becoming a Puella Magi who is destined to fight forever, or die..Then just maybe it's worth it. Is it, for you?" she tilts her head, peering at him curiously.

    As for Hannah, Saya just frowns a bit, shaking her head, "So, she's addicted to Linker Cores, huh? I cant believe that girl! I really need to knock some sense into her! Is she still in the hospital then?"

    Then there's the matter of languages. She blinks when he says he can speak five or six more. "Woah, seriously? You some kinda, super genious or something?!"
Seth Locke 2017-02-26 22:28:30 72016
"Well, my mind has wandered into a possibility for a wish when you told me about it", Seth replies, "but I doubt the so-far mysterious benefactor would aim for me. So far, I can count by the fingers of one hand the number of boys who are either magical in some sort, or at least know about magic." He's typing, typing, typing. "However, the number of girls I know by now with the same characteristics exceeds the number of all the fingers on the human body." Beat. "Probability results indicate that the female gender has a higher chance of becoming magical because they are more prone to it, bound by fate to it, or some other still obscure link." He sighs, "...And I have a sister, with what I would consider to be a burning desire, the same kind of burning desire I know I would have if I were a girl." Type. Type. Type.

In the cellphone screen, it reads, 'If some mysterious benefactor happens to want to offer you a wish in exchange for becoming magical, by any chance... DO NOT FALL FOR IT!!'

"Big brothers should know better, and I pride myself in knowing better." Beat. "And, as long as I'm around, there's no effing chance she's going to get herself killed in some magic battle."

He shrugs, "I think Hannerz left the hospital, by now. I haven't really seen her around, though."

On the subject of being a genius, "Languages, mathematics, physics, chemistry, overall science... Take your pick, really." He sends that message, "I was gonna apply for college next year, but I got called here, and once I enrolled, I got delayed two years on account of cultural differences. Now, I almost sleep through class, because same subject is being repeated."
Sayaka Miki 2017-02-26 23:08:52 72019
    Sayaka arches a brow as he starts typing into his phone. But really, is it her business what wish he desires? Perhaps his wish is worth the sacrifice.."Hmm, well my mysterious benefactor, is Kyubey, a little white rabbit/cat looking thing, but he's only visible to those with magical potential." she shrugs, "I wont pry too much, but if that's what you want, or your sister..Just know that such a powerful wish comes with a terrible price."

    But it looks like he's smarter than that. Saya smirks at the words written on the screen. "Good to know she's got someone watching out for her. And what about you? Are you wanting to become a magical person too?"

    She sighs when she hears Hannah has left the hospital, "Dammit, she's impossible to track down these days. Guess she doesn't wanna be found, huh..."

    Finally, Saya seems amused at his scholarly merits, "wow, maybe you can help me with tutoring sometimes. I mean, Naru-chan's great and all, but sometimes it's just a bit awkward with.." Well, she wont get into the whole, 'her girlfriend is my ex' thing.
Seth Locke 2017-02-27 00:20:22 72031
"Well, thank you for that extra info", Seth replies. And he promptly adds another message, with the name of the Incubator critter. "And well, I try." No, he doesn't - he just keeps doing it, and it's nothing short of a miracle. He just needs a gold medal from the Big Brother Olympics!

A frown emerges when he's asked about wanting to become magical. "You can do that? Become magical out of the blue?" He smirks, "I think it'd be one of the shortest careers in the history of magic", is said cryptically.

He moves on from that strange comment. Now, onto tutoring, "Sure, maybe I can help you out. What subjects are giving you trouble?"
Sayaka Miki 2017-02-27 00:27:35 72033
    Sayaka arches a brow, peering at him intently. What a strange person he is..She cant tell if he's serious, or joking. "Hmm, actually yeah, I guess so. I was just an ordinary person, until Kyubey approached me one day and offered to grant me a wish in exchange for becoming a magical girl.."

    She shrugs, "But of course the potential has to be there in the first place. But like I said, the risks may be greater than the reward. Why do you think you'd make a short career of being magical? You dont think you'd make the cut, or...?"

    As for tutoring, Saya shrugs, "Well let's see...I guess Naru's got Mathematics covered, other than that, I'm mostly struggling with this English language course I'm taking. And I've never been too keen on the sciences. I dont mind history and music but I'm not big on maths and sciences. And languages. Or maybe I just dont try hard enough.."
Seth Locke 2017-02-27 00:49:34 72039
"Well, I'm sure Kyubey approached a select few people, you included, for some reason. Otherwise, the planet would be crawling with Puella Magi, right?" Some food for thought, there.

Then, he shakes his head, wanting to say no more on the subject. "The reason why I think my career would be short would be directly tied to my kid sister's wish."

And just like that, moving on. "I already gave Naru-chan a brief lesson in German; something about wanting to impress her boyfriend. Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be continued." He shrugs, then a slight reminder. "Well tutoring or no tutoring, Saya-chan, practice is always key to success. If you want me to tutor you, I can do that; but the exercises are to be done, right or wrong though they might be. I'll suggest at the end of the session to do the exercises until the next tutoring comes, and I'll expect no less. Failure to present whatever results, or any lack of effort for that matter, and we will have to review the continuation of tutoring. Understood?"
Sayaka Miki 2017-02-27 00:57:52 72043
    Sayaka nods, "Exactly. Not everyone has the potential to be magical material, unfortunately. Although I was quite surprised that I was chosen..."

    She hesitates, not wanting to pry, but terribly curious, "Oh? May I ask what sort of a wish your kid sister would make..?"

    But he's already moving on, and when he mentions Naru trying to impress her boyfriend - now ex - with German, she gets a rather...Silly idea. "Oooh, you speak German too? Can you teach me? I think that'd be cool to learn! Of course, I gues English is good too, but..Hey, maybe you can teach me both?"

    She makes a face, "Of course, I suppose I'd have to pay for such lessons but my parents are pretty well-off, so money is no object, really. And I have my own job now too so.."

    Still, she sighs and nods to his conditions. Saya has always been a very impatient person and maybe that's part of her problem but.."Sure! i'll practice hard!"
Seth Locke 2017-03-04 03:00:51 72506
"And that's all I ask", Seth replies with a smile. "Why, I could even teach you Latin, for that matter." He shrugs a little, "Big language, now dead. Very popular with the Romans, gave rise to a whole different range of languages throughout Europe." He smiles a little, then his smile fades a bit.

"As for that accursed wish... She'd wish to save my life."
Sayaka Miki 2017-03-04 03:09:19 72507
Sayaka Miki smirks, "Latin huh? I dont think I'd get as much use out of it as German.."
    German however, might let her impress a certain someone. However her thoughts are interrupted when he reveals his sister's wish.
    "..Wait, what? What do you mean, save your life? From what?"%
Seth Locke 2017-03-04 03:24:44 72510
Seth Locke reaches for a pocket, producing a pill bottle. He pulls two out of the bottle, which he swallows. Then, he points to his chest, "This heart is on its final rhythmic sprint, Saya-chan." What's scary is that he seems to accept this in an incredibly calm fashion. "It's only a matter of time."
Sayaka Miki 2017-03-04 03:33:37 72512
Sayaka Miki stares at him in bewilderment as he pops some pills in his mouth, then proceeds to explain his dire situation.
    In the end, she's not sure what's worse: The pribability that his heart will give out very soon, or his eerily calm deneanor.
    "So..Your heart is about to pack uo? Cant you get a transplant or surgery or something? I mean, you're not just..Giving up are you?"
Seth Locke 2017-03-04 03:53:27 72515
"This is not some weak heart thing", Seth explains. "This is a rare disease, attacking the walls of my heart as well as the surrounding blood vessels. At least, that's the official story; unofficially, I think this was given by my mother, who from what I know now was being taken over by... something, and in the process, she tried to pass on what she was becoming to me." He sighs, "I received a message a while back, from Daniel, my brother, that my father had been working on a procedure to stop this..." He pauses, "...But I don't know if it'll work."
Sayaka Miki 2017-03-04 03:56:53 72516
Sayaka Miki blinks. "What do you mean, 'taken over by something'? Like..Possessed?"
    She sighs, shaking her head. "Geez, you're so brave, handling this so calmly. But if tgere's some hope, maybe your sister's wish is not so silky. What's this procedure about? Surely there's still hope then..?"
Seth Locke 2017-03-04 04:17:04 72519
And, the moment Sayaka says Amanda's wish might not be so sily, it's like something clicks on his brain. His eyes change, and his whole face it's like he acquires a completely different personality. "It is silly. In fact, it's more than that - it's completely asinine." He grits his teeth, and a cold-burning anger bubbles up. "For over 10 years I have raised my kid sister to be her own person, taught her to be smart, to think before acting. And I'd rather /burn/ in hell than watch her squander away her life over me."

He settles down, "I've resigned to my fate a long time ago. I no longer matter. It's in my sister that the family legacy lies." He shrugs, "And as for the procedure, I have no idea. It's my dad and my brother that've been working on it, and they were all hush-hush, for some reason. Maybe they didn't want to get my hopes up, just yet."
Sayaka Miki 2017-03-04 04:28:20 72522
Sayaka Miki frowns and shakes her head, "Dont you get it, Seth-kun? Your sister loves you!" she sighs.
    "Maybe you dont think you matter, but clearly the rest of your family thinks you do. Maybe you're right, maybe yiur sister cant make a contract with Kyubey, or acquire a wish through becoming a Pretty Cure...Maybe yoyr dad and brither cant cure you. But maybe they can!"
    Now it's her turn to get irate. "But at least dont make all their hard work for nothing! Be grateful and glad that you have so many oeople who love and care about you! Not everyone is so lucky.."
Seth Locke 2017-03-04 04:53:26 72525
"I know that she does", Seth says. "And that's precisely what I fear." He explains, "Let's see your example: you liked a boy who couldn't play any longer because he got into an accident, and out of you liking him, he got his hand healed. But that couldn't make him like you. Now suppose Amanda would save me from my condition; I could just be crossing the street, and some drunk driver high-speeding it would run me over, and that'd be it for me." He shrugs. "You can't see all ends with this one."

He then changes to the subject of family. "For a long time, I did. For years, I thought Dad didn't care, maybe too shaken up from my Mom's death, and that Daniel was following the same footsteps." He sighs, chuckling, "I miss them both so much, to tell you the truth. Mom too." His eyes drift towards the blue-haired girl. "I guess you know what my wish would've been, now."
Sayaka Miki 2017-03-04 05:01:45 72526
Sayaka Miki laughs and shakes her head. "But you're forgetting something impirtant. She'd be willing to perform a miracle for you: Something like that comes once in a life time. At least you have some measure of control over the rest of your life."
     As for the rest, it leaves her scratching her head. "That's a dilemma, isn't ut? You'd rather they spend what time you have left with you, rather than spending it elsewhere trying to save yiur life. Well, whenever they succeed, I'm sure theyll hsve all the time for you. Isn't that something to look forward to?"
Seth Locke 2017-03-10 19:30:29 73052
"A life, no matter how short, is not a life without the things that truly are important and give it meaning", Seth replies neutrally. "True enough, when someone is deprived of things, you're meant to make do with what you get. It builds character, moves you forward in the next reincarnation."

"I guess it is", he agrees; but there's no smile there. "But, in spite of all initial joy at the news, I prefer to not get ahead of myself." He explains, "We're here talking this moment, the next moment I could be lying on the ground and you dialing emergency and applying CPR till they got here."
Sayaka Miki 2017-03-10 19:36:36 73054
    Sayaka frowns, "Of course, you want to live your life to the fullest! But I guess you're right. If my future was so uncertain, maybe I'd just want to spend that uncertainty spending what life I have left with those I love.." Of course these days, there are few people who are near and dear to her.
    She sighs, "I'm sorry, I wish there was something I could do. With all this magic, I'm powerless against such things, except.." And then a crazy idea hits her. "This condition, can you tell me any more about it? I mean, I cannot purify the dark magic in a person's body, but I can use my magic to heal a weak, injured body. Perhaps there is something I can at least attempt..If you're willing..?"
Seth Locke 2017-03-10 20:26:15 73055
"Basically, my heart's wasting away, the walls and tissues around it are eroding and stopping from doing their job", Seth explains as simply as he can. "At least, that's what the doctors told me."

A thoguht comes to his mind, "...But what if this is something dark? Wouldn't the infusion of the opposite somehow upset what I got?"
Sayaka Miki 2017-03-10 20:34:28 73056
    Sayaka frowns a bit at that notion, having heard something like that before. "It's ah...A bit similar to what Alex is going through, perhaps? Except that he became an undead creature."
    She shrugs, "But I think it'll be okay. He told me that his body is infused with evil magic, which is keeping him alive, but I was still able to heal his wounds without causing further harm, because my magic only heals and does not purify. I'm certain that the most I would do is strengthen your heart, heal the dying tissue..And perhaps buy you more time."
    Still, would it be enough time? She's sure of it. "Don't worry, I wont hurt you, I already tried it on Alex, so..You can trust me. I promise, I'll help you too!"
Seth Locke 2017-03-11 16:49:07 73115
Seth Locke blinks, "Undead?" But why is Seth surprised at this point? This is mahou! "Okay, you know what? I'll just save my surprised look for some really important revelation, at this point." He chuckles, "Though how did that happen, I'm still curious about."

He thinks for a few moments, weighing his options. "Well... What've I got to lose, right?"
Sayaka Miki 2017-03-11 16:51:44 73116
    Sayaka frowns at the word 'undead', shaking her head. "Perhaps..That's not quite the right word. Afterall, his body is still human, but it's infused with evil energy and that's what's keeping him alive." she smiles, "But that doesn't make him an evil person, mind you. He's a good person who just had bad stuff happen to him. And...I'll save him too!"
    And Norie too, and Sachiko, and maybe Seth too. Because..Well, maybe that's just what heroes do. Sayaka takes a step closer to Seth, "Alright then, if you trust me, then take my hand, let me help you.."
Seth Locke 2017-03-11 17:10:20 73117
Seth Locke takes Sayaka's hand, wondering what's about to happen, what he's about to feel. This is new ground for him, so he takes it with an analytical mind, observing a new phenomenon first-hand...
Sayaka Miki 2017-03-11 17:14:01 73118
    Sayaka smirks, "Thanks, I'm glad you trust me!" she takes his hand in one hand, and grasps her soulring in the other. It starts to glimmer and sparkle, and Sayaka's clothes start to glow and transform into her Puella Magi form.
    "Please..Let me heal Seth..Lend me your power!" she says, even though words arent really necessary. Still, it gives her some focus. A warm light radiates over Seth as she begins to pour her healing powers into him, but it doesn't last long. Maybe a second or two, before she is enveloped in a flash of light, her magic outfit melting into ribbons and reverting back to her normal school uniform.
    "Ack!" she yells out in pain, letting go suddenly and stumbling to the ground as if she'd just been hit by some sort of electrical shock.
Seth Locke 2017-03-11 17:23:02 73119
...Or not, as Sayaka falls to the ground, unable to do her thing.

The american boy is quick to lower himself and help the blue-haired girl get up. "You alright, Saya-chan?" A hand is reached out to her.
Sayaka Miki 2017-03-11 17:28:41 73120
    "Ugh....I think I'm all tapped out.." she grunts, rubbing her head as if she had a headache. Sayaka nods, taking Seth's hand. "Thanks, I'm really sorry, I guess I'll have to raincheck on that. After I let Norie feed off of me, and then carried Sachiko around town, I guess I forgot to recharge. I left my grief cubes at home so...Guess I'll have to raincheck on that?"
Seth Locke 2017-03-11 17:40:50 73121
Seth Locke scoffs, shaking his head. "...I guess it just wasn't meant to be today, right?"

He helps the heroic Puella up, asking, "So lemme guess... Those 'grief cubes' are essential for recharging your mahou batteries..." And now the big question, "So what happens when your batteries go completely down?"
Sayaka Miki 2017-03-11 17:49:10 73122
    Sayaka sighs, "Sorry. I'm sure time is of the essence, but..Yeah, I really will help you! I just need to get those grief cubes.." She pauses, considering how to answer that question. "well. I haven't exactly run out completely before, but I came close to dipping low. Mostly it just makes you extremely..Tired." no need to go into more detail than that. "But it's okay! It just means I'd better not transform again today or exhaust my powers, or else I may faint. Or fall into a coma." Yeah, nothing at all to worry about!
Seth Locke 2017-03-11 23:18:02 73123
Seth Locke listens to what the blue-haired girl says. In the end, he replies, "Well... all the more an observation justifying my older brother intuition." He explains, "If you get those cubes as a by-product of fighting stuff out there, running desperate for them would really become a problem, were she ever to become a Puella." He shrugs, "I can see Puellas here being even extremely territorial, wanting one another's grief cubes, and all. Possibly even trying to kill one another for them."

Ultimately, he shakes his head, "Nope. Not happening, even if it kills me."
Sayaka Miki 2017-03-11 23:32:45 73124
    Sayaka bites her lip, uncertain if she should reveal the dark, disturbing truth of Puella. But it's a deep secret that she's probably already shared with more people than she should. For now, she says no more on the price that puella pay and just nods slowly.
    "Yeah..Something like that. Usually it's not a problem, and one grief seed is good to recharge me for about a week or two. But grief cubes are not nearly so powerful, and for a while cubes and the witches who produced them were in short supply.."
    She shrugs, "However, it seems that the witches have returned. Anyways, i'm usually more responsible with rationing my energy, but..I guess lately I've been less careful, trying to let both Alex and Norie feed off of me. I guess there are a lot of people out there who need my help lately, and in fact, they're arent as many Puella out there now as there used to be.."
    As for his sister and her decision, she just shrugs, "There are many advantages and disadvantages to becoming a Puella. It's definitely not a decision to be taken lightly but it's a personal one. However, if your sister is pretty young, she may not make a wise one. It'd be wise perhaps to keep her away from Kyubey if at all possible.."
Seth Locke 2017-03-12 00:05:25 73125
"My sister's 13", Seth replies, "which means a time for really catching up and do stupid things without parental or legal guardian's consent." His face shows concern, but a cast-iron resolve places that aside. "But I taught her better than that, and I trust her."

And now, the moment comes when both teenagers, on their way to school, reach a crossing that starts pulling them to their respective side. Seth stops, and replies, chuckling, "Well, I'm headed off that way." Infinity Academy, after all.
Sayaka Miki 2017-03-12 00:14:28 73126
    "Thirteen, huh?" she laughs, shaking her head, "Guess it's a bad time to mention that I was not much older than her when I made a contract with Kyubey. But then again, you have every reason to be protective of your sister. Being caught up in a contract that you dont know all the parameters can be a dangerous thing.."
    But Saya doesn't say much more than that, keeping it vague deliberately. And they they reach a fork in the road and she sighs, not really wanting to go to school. Having met Seth and getting to know him, she's decided he's actually an interesting kind of person.
    But all good things must come to an end. "Well...Guess this is where we part ways. Umm listen.." and she quickly writes down her number, handing it to him. "If you are up to it, I can try this healing thing again. I want to help you, Seth. Because its part of the job description." she smirks, "It was nice meeting you."
Seth Locke 2017-03-12 00:27:24 73127
Seth Locke nodnods, "Let's try the healing thing again sometime soon, then. Plus don't forget... Tutoring sessions." Yeah, Sayaka probably forgot about that by now, didn't she?

He smiles, "It was nice meeting you too, Sayaka-chan."

He starts walking down the street to Infinity Academy...