Salient Advice

After escaping the Hospital Witch (see: Desparate Acts) Kyouko has a warning for Sayaka.

Date: 2015-08-04
Pose Count: 10
Sayaka Miki 2015-08-04 20:33:58 6329
    It's true. This place is total CHAOS!! Sayaka sure wasn't expecting this when Kyubey offered to show her why the world needed more magical girls like herself (in theory at least). Why it's...Frightenning. People screaming, monsters crawling everywhere. So much helplessness, fear and danger at every turn. No no, Sayaka doesn't belong here.

    Then there's another barrage of needles flying towards her and the blue-haired girl gasps, trying to dodge them but she's not nearly as fast as the magical girls here. Kyouko saves her again and she draws a breath of relief. Phew, that was close! But even so..She glances around at the anguished faces of the helpless and the innocent who weren't offered this choice of power, the choice to become a magical girl who can fight back against this chaos.

    Should she go, should she stay? Maybe for now, she's seen enough. "Sakura-san..." She nods reluctantly as her hand is grasped and she's led towards the exit. But out of the corner of her eye, she sees a flash of pink, and a familiar voice crying out. Could it be? Madoka!? "No...Wait! Madoka, I'm sure she's back there. And the other innocents! If I had the power to help them, how can I just run away?"
Kyouko Sakura 2015-08-04 20:34:03 6330
    Kyouko doesn't hesitate as Sayaka glimpses Madoka through the chaos of the battle, towing her along by the hand. And Kyouko is /strong/ a lot stronger than a fourteen year old girl should be, thanks to the magic flowing through her, magic which gives her the ability to fight monsters like these and which Sayaka does not (yet) posess.

    "Don't be stupid." She says over her shoulder, dragging the blue-haired girl along. "You /don't/ have the power to help them right now. All you have the power to do is get killed. There are plenty of people here who care about Madoka, they'll make sure she's alright, and they'll kill the Witch too. You need to leave before you end up another victim."

    She finds the edge of the barrier and pushes through it.. dragging Sayaka out with her. Suddenly the two find themselves on top of the Hospital roof. It is eerily quiet, without any sign of the chaotic battle happening in this same place, but inside the Labyrinth which they can no longer see (although Kyouko can still sense it).
Sayaka Miki 2015-08-04 20:39:14 6331
    Sayaka frowns, struggling a little, but it all seems in vain. Kyouko sure is strong! Is this due to the effects of being a magical girl? It's only when the red head assures her that others are watching out for her friend that she relaxes a little, sighing resignedly. "I hope you're right..Is she really that well known around here?"

    Clearly she's been away too long. Even so..."Dont blame Kyubey. I needed to see for myself what I was getting myself into! If have the potential to change my destiny, to help protect innocents like the ones back there, don't I have a right to see what I'm getting myself into first?"

    Suddenly she finds herself on the lonely rooftop and she breathes a sigh of relief. "Wow, it's like a whole different world out here! All this crazy stuff going on..And I wasn't even aware, until a few moments ago.."
Kyouko Sakura 2015-08-04 20:43:58 6332
    Once they are outside, Kyouko rounds on Sayaka, scowling. "Listen, kid, don't go jumping into any pits without putting some serious thought into it first, alright? What you saw in there is my daily life, and lemme tell you, it gets old pretty fast."

    She continues, waving one of her hands in animated frustration, "You can think about protecting innocents and all that stuff, but that's not what it's about. It's about power and survival, that's all. We need to kill Witches or we die, end of story." She doesn't bother explaining about Grief Seeds right now, the short version will do. "And there ain't enough of 'em to go around. The last thing I want is /another/ competitor taking food out of my mouth."

    She glares, her red eyes heated. Then, after a moment, she sighs, looking defeated and turning away, tucking her spear under her arm. "Look, whatever you do, it's not really my business. I don't even know you. It's just.. it pisses me off, seeing Kyubey filling your head with all this talk of justice and saving innocents when it's just not like that. I dun wanna have to be your enemy, kid, but if you make a wish it might very well end up that way."
Sayaka Miki 2015-08-04 20:51:04 6333
    Sayaka frowns, "Hey! Don't call me a kid! You dont look much older than me and you became a magical girl when Kyubey approached you too, right? And yet.." She clenches her fists, taking a step closer, "And yet you seem to regret becoming a magical girl. I don't understand! You were great back there...You saved my life, and countless others, how could you regret that? You're a hero.."

    Indeed, Kyubey told her very little. Of the witches and their connection to magical girls, of grief seeds..what else did he fail to tell her? "I don't understand, why do you HAVE to kill witches to survive? That can't be right. Why do you guys have to compete?"

    Why, it's all so...Confusing! Don't magical girls work together in teams? Aren't they friends, protectors of justice and all that?
Kyouko Sakura 2015-08-04 21:11:28 6334
    Kyouko laughs again.. it's a tired-sounding laugh, and she shakes her head, still looking away. "I'm probably not older than you, but sometimes I feel like it." She says, with a sigh. Then she turns back to face Sayaka, her face set in a thoughtful frown. "Look, here's the bottom line. Yeah, Kyubey approached me. I made a wish. And he granted it, for real and for true."

    "Thing is, wishes don't always work out the way we want them to, 'cause we're dumb. All of us, people, I mean. We don't think about what might happen if we get what we want. It worked out.. poorly for me."

    "As for why we have to compete, well.." She scowls suddenly, tilting her head away, looking out over the city. "I don't even know why I'm wastin' my time explaining this to you, it ain't my job and I don't care what you do. I don't regret becoming a Puella, but I regret what happened because of it, and I just don't want to see you waste your life after I bothered to go saving it. But like I said.. it's not my business. Wish if you want. You'll learn what it's like soon enough, and then maybe you'll understand what I'm tryin' to say." Poor Kyouko has never really been good at expressing herself, more a person of action than words.
Sayaka Miki 2015-08-04 21:22:42 6335
    "You're still young, Sakura-san, you seem like you're ready to give up on life..But look at you, you have so much to offer the world still.." Sayaka bites her lip, pondering what Kyouko's trying to tell her. "I get it, so being able to wish for anything in the world is a big deal, and you dont want to make a foolish wish, right?"

    She chuckles, trying to lighten the mood, "Don't worry, I'll think long and hard about what I wish for. Maybe I wont even wish for anything, afterall, there isn't anything I can think of right now, that I'd want badly enough to risk my life for.." Who is to say that wont change in the near future, however? Sayaka is in no rush to make a contract right now but who knows what fate has in store for her down the road..

    "Even so, even if I did make a wish, why does it mean we have to be enemies? I know we only just met but..Sakura-san..I think we could become good friends. Besides, I owe you my life and all..You seem like you could use more friends in your life."
Kyouko Sakura 2015-08-04 21:29:53 6336
    "Now that's a true statement.." Kyouko mutters regarding the 'need more friends in her life' thing. But she quirks a brow, smirking a bit, her one fang peeking out of the corner of her mouth. "Don't get me wrong k-.. Rasperry-chan." She seems to have pulled this nickname out of nowhere. She still doesn't know Sayaka's actual name. "I ain't giving up on nothin'. Staying alive is pretty much my #1 priority."

    She sighs.. "Look, I can't expect you to understand. Just take my word for it. There can only be so many magical girls before we start fighting each other over resources, so to speak, and that's already happening. Just.. be prepared for the consequences of what you do, that's all."

    She turns and looks out over the city again. "Like I said, ultimately what you do ain't my business. I got enough to worry about without adding what some girl I just met might or might not do. So you decide if you think it's worth it. Just.. make sure you think, /really/ think, about what you wish for, if you decide to make one. Because sometimes there are consequences you really didn't mean."

    She turns again, getting ready to step off the roof. "I'm going home. You might wanna go check on Madoka after this, if you're her friend. I have a feeling she'll need it. Hat-guy will probably take her home, if I know him."
Sayaka Miki 2015-08-04 21:44:24 6337
    "Hey! my name's Sayaka Miki, not Raspberry-chan!" she counters. "Well, it did seem pretty tough back there. Don't worry about me, I'll take it slow..But I can't guarantee I wont be drawn into something like that again. Now that I'm aware of these events going on, I can no longer turn a blind eye towards it. I don't expect you to come save me the next time either, but, thanks, for helping me out this time.."

    She smirks, stepping to the edge of the rooftop, glancing sidelong at Kyouko, "Hey, Sakura-san, don't be so hard on yourself. Maybe everyone doesn't have to fight each other. I'll keep your warnings in mind though." She sighs tiredly, staring down at the streets below, wondering how on earth she's supposed to get down from here with a war raging on within the hospital. Oh well..

    "I suppose I should wait here for Madoka...I sure hope she's okay...It's pretty crazy down there, and I'm half tempted to run back in there, but I can't do much without any powers. Good night, Sakura-san..I'm sure we'll meet again!"
Kyouko Sakura 2015-08-04 21:49:16 6338
    Kyouko stops, and turns back to face Sayaka. She reaches out and puts her hands on the blue-haired girl's shoulders, one on each, and looks her very seriously in the face. "Sayaka Miki. Whether you wish or not, that's up to you. But /promise/ me that you won't go into something like that again unless you do. Listen to me. There is /nothing/ you can do in there without power like I have. Whether or not you want to pay the price for that power is not my business, but I can at least stop you straight-up killing yourself. If you don't wanna with, then just stay clear."

    She stares into the other girl's eyes for a moment more.. then turns away, removing her hands. "You can get down by the stairs.. that place, where the Witch is.. normal people can't get in there without help. You won't wander back in by accident. But yeah.. you should wait for your friend. See you around."

    And then she just leaps off the edge of the roof, vanishing into the darkness below.