Amu and Norie-K have a chat and Amu discusses some things with her.

Date: 2017-02-21
Pose Count: 19
Amu Hinamori 2017-02-21 18:56:23 71451
Amu Hinamori was just suddenly there. One moment Norie was probably doing whatever she had been doing, the next moment fingers wrapped around his and then there'd be a light tug. "Kukai-kun! I've been looking everywhere for you!" Amu said.

Ah crud. No warning. No time to prep. Just sudden Amu time.

She slid in front of him. "Okay, so I know you and Na-chan have been having some issues lately," A LOT of issues. "But I really, really, really need your help." She had some forms in her arms. "So, I've been trying to balance out the forms for the gyms requests, but there seems to be a scheduling conflict between the basketball teams practice and the cheerleader's practice. I've been trying to get a hold of their heads, but both of the numbers we have for them are out of date. However, I managed to get the cheerleader's through some friends and now I just need the basketball coachs. I know you talk with him a lot so i was hoping you'd have his new number? Also, is form 32-GRF the right form for the rescheduling, or do I use 49-SFRF?"
Lacrima 2017-02-21 19:03:15 71452
Kukai had to go to school. Luckily, Norie and Kukai went to the same school so 'unfamiliarity' wouldn't mess him up. He's kept mostly quiet. He's waved. He's forced smiles. Nods yes, uh-huh, yes. He needs a break to gather his thoughts. Norie-K found this existence strange. There was no fog or voice and he could /feel things/ and he had a /long laundry list/ of things that he needed to do while he could feel things. Things to say to people. Things to do. Things he might not get a chance to understand or join or experience ever again in... a couple days? A week? A month? Who knew.

He was thinking this over when his hand was grabbed and---

"Amu-chan!?" a blink. Being tugged into the Garden. Wait the garden!? He's not supposed to---- wait. No. /Kukai/ is allowed here. Nrg.

This felt wrong.

It made him feel like a spy.

Amu goes off about a bunch of papers and forms. /Forms/!?

That's nearly as much paperwork as Eclipse has for basic things!

That made so sense!

"A--ah? Really?" he says wide eyed.

"Ah.. what's a form. 32-GRF and what's... a 49-SFRF... or.. any.. of this... really." akward smile.

D..did Kukai know how this paperwork went? /HE HAS NO IDEA/.
Amu Hinamori 2017-02-21 19:09:11 71453
Amu Hinamori blinked and slid the forms to him. "What? Kukai-kun?" She stared at him... then burst into giggles. "Oh, you're always so funny. But, seriously. I know you're having a tough time, what with what happened to Na-chan. And... I'm really, really sorry. But it's usually Na-chan and you who deal with this stuff. I CAN deal with it, really! I-I'm getting a lot better at it! But, well, Tadase-kun had some things he had to deal with today so I need to get it done before the day is over and you're the only one who really knows how to do all this... stuff."

She then sighed. "Honestly, I don't know HOW you manage to get it done so perfectly. I had no idea how much paper work you guys actually dealt with." And then she smiled. And hey, Lacrima could feel pretty good about this. The smile Amu gave Kukai was the same friendship smile she gave Lacrima... Were they really friends? And this was a golden opportunity to find out more.
Lacrima 2017-02-21 19:29:51 71454
Kunzite said that he should be truthful, but Kukai also warned about things. He bites his lip as he listens to Amu and he smiles and he nods and.... something is going on between Kukai and Na-chan? What's that about. He doesn't know. He shuffles and fidgets a bit.

"I.. uh." uh oh. Kukai does know paperwork.

"D--did anyone. Tell you anything at all.. Amu? About things?" he says with a nervous smile.

That smile...

It does get to him, and all it does it make him feel worse. Like he's betraying just by not having said anything off the bat.
Amu Hinamori 2017-02-21 19:32:59 71455
Amu Hinamori blinked and then... "Well, of course, silly. I mean, Nades-chan is staying at my house for the moment, she told you, right? I mean, you've seen her there. I still don't get how the two managed to split bodies like that, but it's been confusing." She tapped a pen on her chin. "I understand why she's having trouble with all this, though. I know it can't be easy for either of you... three, I guess. Two? I don't know."

She flipped through the papers. "How are you doing? You know I'm always here if you need me. Tadase-kun is too. No matter what, okay?" she said with that smile of hers, then blinked.

"Where's Daichi?" Ran asked, the charas landing by Kukai's head and trying to find their friend.
Lacrima 2017-02-21 19:43:26 71456
Norie-K blinks, two, three? Split up? What the heck is Kukai dealing with and oh god this can't be making it any better. He sort of frowns a little heavily. "What...? What is he...." he shakes his head. "Nrg. Look Kunzite-kun said I should be truthful and I don't want to mess things up and have everyone upset at me when this get's fixed..."

"Dachi isn't here because I'm not Kukai, Amu-chan!" he says with wide eyes.

"S..something happened and... I met Kukai? Like. Near the harbor? and this creature jumped us and now he's in my body and I'm in his and this is so confusing!" he says.

"Oh! I'm... I'm.. Norie..." he says.

"So it's really bad he's in my body right now. And I don't think he's handling it very well..."
Amu Hinamori 2017-02-21 19:48:17 71458
Amu Hinamori smiled and gave a nod. "Of course? Being truthful is--" and then THAT bomb shell. She blinked. She blinked a LOT.

She stared. Her charas retreated. She stared. Her mind tried to process this. There was no way to process this. She blue screened. Finally, after a few long, long moments she rebooted. "You're... you're joking, right? You're not actually..."

Then, once she got confirmation... she got to her feet and walked over. She leaned down, looked her right in the eyes, about a few inches from her face. And stared into her eyes.

Then she reached forward and hugged her. Tightly.

"Oh Norie-chan. I-I'm so sorry! I'm so, so sorry. I-i didn't have any idea, a-and here i've been bothering you with my troubles and you and... and kukai-kun are suffering through... oh my gosh." She just held her, tightly, giving her a hug that Lacrima was likely familiar with.

"Is there anything I can do to help? Are you okay? Do you need anything? where are you staying?"
Lacrima 2017-02-21 20:00:19 71460
Norie-K blinks.. "Suffering...?"

"Amu-chan, I haven't felt this way since I was human! Like. It was cold this morning! Like.. cold/cold! Not cold like I usually am! And... I laughed at this joke earlier? and and I can feel happy! and love! and lots of other things I stopped being able to feel." he says with wide eyes.

"What happened was an accident. And I feel bad about it. Please. Don't.. misunderstand what I'm saying..." he wilts a bit.

"But.. but I thought... I'd never be able to feel these things ever again! and there's lots of things I need to say, and do while I can and for all I know we could fix this tomorrow. Or a week and--- and---!" okay he's sort of panicy. He calms down easily enough. He can do that. He can calm down from things! Even that's something he's not able to do as the vampire, right?

"And it can be fixed just a thing needs time or something."

"I just. I'm supposed to 'go home' tonight? Like. To Kukai's home. I'm so worried. I'm going to screw something up. I don't wanna make problems he has to deal with when this gets fixed..."

Then there's a hug and... Amu is warm. And there's not that aversion he normally feels. That drive to push people away. So he hugs back. and tight. So tight!
Amu Hinamori 2017-02-21 20:08:48 71462
Amu Hinamori nodded and listened, still holding her and... "it's not your fault. Norie-chan. You didn't cause this. And..." Deep breath. "There's NOTHING wrong with you enjoying it. You've..." She paused and looked her in the eyes, lips inches from his.

"Remember what I said before? The reason I cared so much? Why I wanted so desperately to help you? Because if this happened to one of my friends, I know, no matter what, I couldn't give up on them. And now it has. And I won't give up on -you- ever. And I won't give up on Kukai-kun. I promise. I will help you through this, I swear." She gave her another tight hug. "I'll come with you to see them, if you want."

She gave another tight hug. "And you're right, it'll end up getting fixed. But... for now, it's not. And there's nothing wrong with you enjoying yourself. With being yourself. This is an opportunity. And..." Pause. "Remember what you feel now, okay? When you're you again. Because... we'll find a way to make sure you can one day feel them. again. I promise..."
Lacrima 2017-02-21 20:22:59 71465
Norie Okana says. "It'd help. If you know them. Kukai is..."

"...Kukai is acting like I did when I was first changed into a vampire. I've been trying to help but... I remember how hard I was to talk to. You should. Find him. Me.. him in my vampire body. I mean!" she says confusing himself a moment.

He blinked and blushed? Yeah this was awkward. She was so close.

"I'm not sure about that." he says softly. "I mean. It took getting me literarily out of the body and putting someone else in it? That's not fair to anyone! or Kukai!"

"I do want you to prioritize helping Kukai-kun..." he says.

"I mean. I'm fine? Like. I'm not.. gonna turn into an irrational youma and feed until I'm not. I'm maybe going to make some boys who are my brothers wonder what's wrong with me for a month. That's..."

"That's like nothing... after dealing with the stuff I've been the past year." he admits sheepishly.
Amu Hinamori 2017-02-21 20:28:47 71467
Amu Hinamori nods. "I will. okay? I'll help both of you." And then another tight hug. And... "... Yeah, this is temporary. But we'll find a way. i mean, this is just the first step, you know? Maybe eventually there will be a way for us to make you a new, real body. Or... something. To help you actually feel like yourself. Just temporarily, at first. But eventually permanently. And we will find a way. Because we're magical girls and fixing problems is what we do best." Tight squeeze.

Then leaned back and... "So, tell me everything? Have you felt love yet? What's it like? Have you kissed your girl friend? like this? You should tell her. She would probably love to try some things with you while you'rel ike this and--" Then blinked. And blushed. "O-oh. Right. Maybe... kissing people as Kukai-kun might not be the best. But I mean... it's a temporary thing and... you should try to have some fun so long as you don't cause Kukai-kun issues, right?"
Lacrima 2017-02-21 20:56:20 71470
Norie-K frowns. "Well..."

"That's... a complicated question." he says.

"I.. did. Think. About that. And..."

"I know I love them both... Natsumi-chan and Eilam-kun." he says kicking a foot. "And it's good to... actually know that. Rather than think and wonder and not know. And hate it." he says.

"...I should probably not try to kiss anyone in Kukai's body. Besides. Natsumi-chan likes girls.. and Eilam-kun likes girls... and..." he says.

"Well I'm obviously not that." he says. "But I need to. Meet them both." he says. "Anyways and tell them. That's on my list. So is. Apologizing to people. And stuff. And doing some things..."

"But maybe... maybe they'll won't mind." he says awkwardly.

"Yeah. I don't want to make too much trouble for Kukai. I'm really worried about Kukai because... well. He has to. Feed. Eventually."

"That's.. I hate feeding. I hate it because it makes you feel less than human." he says. "It's nice to have to actually just.. eat food. Now. And...! Oh! I got a stomachache Amu!" he says with wide eyes. "Like I got full? I never got full!"
Amu Hinamori 2017-02-21 21:04:53 71472
Amu Hinamori grinned and rather than just rolling her eyes, she patted her on the head. "That's great, Norie-chan! I'm so proud of you! Being full is awesome!" It's simple, but human. So very human and obviously excites the girl-turned-boy.

"And I'll help Kukai-kun, okay? I have experience with feeding, so I'll know what to expect. Can you tell me where he'll be? I'll..." She paused. "I'll feel him out, just pretend it's a normal feeding, okay? And let him tell me if he wants to, unless i feel i have to let him know you told me. Okay? and I think they'll be happy to know you love them. I imagine it'll mean a lot to them."

She paused and... then hugged her again. "And... Norie-chan? I always knew you were a good person. I knew it. You tried so hard, even when it was hard. And i knew you would. You're amazing."
Lacrima 2017-02-21 21:19:27 71473
Norie Okana nods. "Don't.. force it? If he says anything it needs to come from him. And--- well. Actually. It's unlikely he has the fine control I did. I had to learn that slow drain. Before that it was... just like hitting someone with a brick wall and they go out." she says.

He shakes his head. "Of course..I'm a good person. When I'm a person. And not... something like I've been the past year." he says softly.

"I wasn't always like that you know! I used to be goofy... and be in Dance Club... and my brother used to call me 'Cupcake'..." he says tapping his bottom lip.

"Just. Things we're finally... okay?" he asks. "Like. I was comfortable and... I'd forced. Asking Eilam-kun something that... hurt me. To ask. Like I assaulted myself with positive energy? And.. just. This happens? It's a mixed blessing but.. I do wish things would stop happening when I finally have some baseline for normal..." he says wilting again.
Amu Hinamori 2017-02-21 21:33:18 71476
Amu Hinamori shook her head. "No," she said softly. "I won't force him to do anything. And... Norie-chan? You were a good person even when you weren't a person. All last year you were a good person. i know you hurt and were upset... but in the end, you learned how to control yourself, to stop yourself from hurting others. On your own. Even when things were hard. And you didn't give up." She then... gave her a kiss on the cheek.

"And now I want you to understand that. Because you can. You are an amazing, strong person. And even with the darkness, you stay as much as you can as you can. And I'm so, so proud of you."
Lacrima 2017-02-21 21:44:42 71478
Norie Okana frowns and shakes her head. "It isn't that simple Amu-chan." he says softly. "I have to feed. That's from willing people or not." he says. "and I don't like and no one likes it but I still have to do it and-- I don't even feel a connection to this planet. I don't feel the sun on my skin or the cold of the air or the ground beneath my feet like I do right now." he says.

"I felt I belonged in the Dusk Zone." he says.

He does blush a bit and bites his lip. "I'm afraid Kukai's going to be afraid of me when this is all over, honestly." she admits.
Amu Hinamori 2017-02-21 21:46:38 71479
Amu Hinamori nods. "I know. He will be." She cupped her cheeks and looked her in the eyes. "And I know you do. You -have to- feed. But feeding does NOT make you a bad person. You're doing your best to do it in the right way. To keep yourself, and others, safe. That's what matters more than anything else."
Lacrima 2017-02-21 21:57:10 71480
Norie-K nods. "I... you're right." he says softly. "I feed because if I don't. I hurt people very hard." he says. He sighs and closes his eyes. "This paperwork I... can try to do it anyways. I'll do my best okay? Why don't.. you got get us some snacks? Can you do that?"

"I'd like that." he admits.
Amu Hinamori 2017-02-21 21:58:43 71481
Amu Hinamori nods. "Of course. You can help me, then." She pauses. "And... Norie-chan? I'm going to make you understand how wonderful you are before you turn back. Because I don't want you to ever forget... that like this, or like you were, you will always be a good person."

She said before wlaking off to get the foods.