Spark in the Dark

When Cure Gull and Blue drop in on Naomi to discuss the situation with Phantom and the Deep Mirror, They stumble onto something Naomi has been keeping to herself...

Date: 2017-03-10
Pose Count: 19
Naomi Yomada 2017-03-10 04:18:21 73012
Its been a few days since the Phantom made his appearance in Tokyo. Its also been a few days since Naomi's been in school. The fact is, She's at home and really scared. She got lucky and was able to hold back the attack but if it wasn't for Gull, she'd have likely wound up in a whole lot of trouble. So she's been resting and re-evaluating things.

The girl is in her room. Things are strange there. Not in a bad way. A lot of her strange devices and stuff are missing. In fact her room is really clean. On top of this, the room has been rearranged and set up so that there is a lot of space in the middle of the room. Quietly she fills that space. She's dressed in a gorgeous dress, likely one of her Precards. Quietly she curtseys and begins dancing around that open space.

Lilac is watching her. "You should do this more often! You're really pretty Naomi-chan!!" The fairy comments as she watches.

"Naomi glances to her, "Seriously if you tell a soul about this I'm going to stuff you into a bag for a week!" She states in a very nervous tone. On the upside no one else is home!
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-03-10 04:34:07 73016
Blue and Gull had a talk about Phantom in the cross mirror room. Blue also healed the the massive gash on the side of her head so she could play super dumb when she saw Hannah next because Hannah doesn't need to be hearing 'Oh, and Phantom is back in town and totally just screwed up your girlfriend easily like throwing trash out on Friday'.

So Cure Gull AND Blue arrive via Mirror stepping out of it first is Gull, in Cure regalia as 'Cure Gull' rather than Haruna.

Then comes out Blue.

Naomi dances. She turns around perhaps and then she looks around and there's Gull and Blue standing there. They both blink at once.

Gull then smiles and claps claps genuinely as Naomi dances. "Oh, so pretty!" she says with wide eyes.

Blue just smiles. Neither seem particularly embarrassed they're catching this moment. It doesn't seem particularly private to them.
Naomi Yomada 2017-03-10 04:40:40 73018
Naomi Yomada very content dancing. She loves it. Its one of those things that if she could she'd be thanking Nagihiko every day for the next year she loves it that much. She's been practicing and it shows. The addition of the dress makes her look like the bell of a ball. When she spins and her eyes fall on not just Gull but Blue too, Her face turns deep read. With a quick flash her dress vanishes being replaced by her more typical clothes which are stained with a variation of ash, greese, grime, an metal filings. The outfit smells like its been through a lot. "Umm... Hi!"

She quickly looks around and pretends to be taking something apart. "Sorry I was just umm... Working!" She blushes brightly.

Lilac is laughing her butt off over this. "Yep! She's working alright! Hello Blue-sama! Gull-chan!" She giggles a little. "Does this mean I can talk about it now?"

A small amount of steam rises from the girl's head and she just looks down. Its not the first time she's done this. Won't be the last. Heck Blue's probably seen her doing this a few times. She sighs and moves over to her bed where she flops down. "Umm. I think I'm just going to die now."
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-03-10 04:52:26 73022
Cure Gull head tilts. "Huh?" she asks. "Why? That looked like fun! Sometimes. I use Blueberry Waltz to fluster Hannah into sudden dancing." she says with a full smile. "Always makes her blush everytime!" she insists.

Blue sort of rubs his face as Haruna talks which is clearly AT Haruna. He says. "Why are you embarrassed, Naomi? You earned the Precards. You use them as you see fit." he says. "At least you don't use them to sneak into hospitals past visiting hours." he says a little coyly.

"HEY!" says Cure Gull.

Blue sighs.

"So you two encountered Phantom the other night." he says softly. "Right? You two had something to talk to me about?" he asks.
Naomi Yomada 2017-03-10 05:00:45 73024
Naomi Yomada frowns, "No one expects me to be... you know? I'm the smart girl. People sorta expect me to be just that. Its just... It scares me."

Lilac flies over and whispers to both Gull and Blue, "She does this almost every day. She really loves dancing and being like that."

Naomi's attention goes to Blue and nods. "Yes. Turns out I may have really upset some people. The big question though, What is the Deep Mirror? Apparently its taken an interest in me."
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-03-10 05:29:51 73028
Blue suddenly frowns. He frowns in a way that seems sad and worried at the same time. "Deep Mirror. A 'Who'." he says. "Deep Mirror is Queen Mirage's confidant. He's like an advisor. A chancellor, if you will." he says. "He's the one who hones in on worthwhile Cures. He's the one that sends Phantom out to get them." he says.

"You almost defeated a General of the Phantom Empire." he says. "Naomi. That isn't a small feat. It practically never happens, it hasn't happened before." he says. "It's not surprising to me in the least that he's 'honed in' on you after that." he says.

Cure Gull head tilts at Naomi. "Well I won't go telling anyone. But. I mean that's nothing to be ashamed of. Even I get all fancied up for dances and stuff." she beams. Then she looks at Blue and frowns.

"Okay so basically this is a guy Queen Mirage trusts who does a lot of decision making. I mean. I guess a Queen needs someone like that. Even an evil one..." she says.
Naomi Yomada 2017-03-10 05:40:15 73030
Naomi Yomada frowns, "Phantom said some things. He was wondering why I was different. Why I was able to nearly take out one of their generals. He was asking me questions and stuff. Honestly I think he was more interested in attacking Gull then he was starting stuff with me. At least until I told him what I was fighting for. Then I sorta put myself between Gull and put up a shield. That sorta started him in on me. I didn't attack him. Just defend."

She looks over at Gull and frowns. "Its not that. You see, I umm... I just have this secret. I sorta..." Her face goes red again and she just looks down. "I dunno how to say it without seeming really stupid."
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-03-10 05:53:42 73032
"Phantom kind of has it out for me personally because I busted into his awful little place and took back my sister with all my friends." she frowns. "Like he didn't even try to capture me? He just. Made me bleed. I think he might just be straight up trying to kill me." she says.

Blue nods. "It's possible, but he hasn't killed anyone yet. Only. That mirror prison." he says gravely.

"Just be careful. Okay?" he asks.

The two look to Naomi. "Woah! Nothings stupid!" she insists.
Naomi Yomada 2017-03-10 06:05:36 73036
Naomi Yomada looks at Gull and then at Blue. "This isn't going to go away is it?" She asks curiously. "I'm going to have to fight him and... I dunno if I can beat him. I've spent the past few days avoiding going out because I know things can get bad." She sighs. "I can't keep hiding. I can't let him dictate my life." She sighs.

Then tit comes back to her secret. "You ever have a fantasy that you wish could be true but you know there is no way it could ever happen? I mean. Its a fantasy. It could never happen for me. I'm not the right kind of person. I mean I'm the type that will wind up in a shop or in a lab working probably. I like taking things apart and trying to make things but..." She just trails off.

Lilac just sighs and flies over to Naomi, "You can tell your friends anything. So you need to come out with it. Either you do it or I will!"
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-03-10 06:13:05 73038
Cure Gull shakes her head. "It just means if you're going out, travel with someone to watch your back. Oh! Vee is back in town! I can ask her! Sailor V! Well. Sailor /Venus/. Really. But! I can text her and we can meet up and she'll help I bet!" she says. "She's just handling personal stuff first she told me, then she and I are gonna go out and fluster a bunch of boys just like old times!" she beams.

Blue crosses his arms and nods. "Phantom can't be everywhere at once. He travels the world. He's probably already been sent somewhere else for the moment." Blue suggests.

Cure Gull head tilts. "What's up Naomi-chan?" she asks head tilting. "Is.. something wrong?" she asks.
Naomi Yomada 2017-03-10 06:22:42 73041
Naomi Yomada takes a deep breath. "That would be good. I just dunno if I am ready to fight him. I just have a lot to learn. I think I have an idea of how I can actually match his speed but I dunno if that will be enough."

The girl goes quiet. Her gaze goes down to the floor. Part of her wants to speak but the rest of her just can't. She frowns and just sighs. Lilac looks at her and shakes her head, "Okay I'll tell." She flies over to Gull and Blue. "Naomi-chan likes to pretend she's Royalty! Its really cute. She even made a tiara out of scraps that she got from the Electronics club at school!"

Naomi just begins to tear up. "Lilac!!" She frowns and just shakes her head. "Yeah. Its true. I just... I am scared to let people know that part of me."
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-03-10 07:09:29 73044
Cure Gull blinks a little rapidly as Naomi begins to cry as she skips over almost and frowns and gives Naomi a hug before she cries. "That's silly that you think that's embarrassing." she says. "I mean if that's what makes you happy you should keep doing it!" she beams.

Blue nods matter of factly. Then Gull turns. "Hey Blue-sama, don't you know a princess?" she asks.


Hime Shirayuki burns a sandwich. It wasn't even a cooked one. HOW!?


"Uh. It's probably best we find another one." she says Blue helpfully.

Cure Gull taps her lip and thinks. "Rune-chan is off back home on business. There's Sailor Moon! She's a Princess! OH WAIT I KNOW!"

"Flora-chan!" she says. "Cure Flora! /She's/ a princess!" she says. "Cure Flora, Princess of Flowers. She isn't one of Blue-sama's Cure's though..." she says. "Just a heads up! I know she's been offering princess lessons!" she says.
Naomi Yomada 2017-03-10 07:24:24 73045
Naomi Yomada is no longer crying. Nope now she's just burning red. "I umm. I dunno. I'm not exactly cut out for it. I mean... look at me, I don't exactly look like like any sort of umm..." She just trails off and mumbles the next word as though actually saying it would make this whole situation feel less like a dream.

Then theres Lilac. She flies towards Naomi and smiles, "Not like this you don't! You did earlier though! You really looked like a princess! I bet you'd feel a lot better if you used your cards again and maybe dance some more!"

Naomi looks at Blue and winces. "I dunno. Maybe we should just focus on dealing with Phantom and the threat he is sorta causing." She shutters over this. "I mean I guess I just need to train more or something. Maybe if I just believe in myself more?"
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-03-10 07:39:07 73046
Cure Gull purses her lips and leans in. "Ya know. I think I'm gonna tell Flora anyways." she says. "Because I think it'll do ya good to talk to someone like that." she says. "You can't Cure 24/7. Nope! I run a coffee shop and Boost helps runs her parents store and Victory does Tennis things!" she says.

"-and Phantom could come for any of us at any moment. But if you just hide you're letting him win in a way too." she says.

She taps her chin. "I wonder how much it is to rent the Augusta's Ballroom to dance in..." she says.
Naomi Yomada 2017-03-10 07:52:07 73047
Naomi Yomada winces a little. So much for trying to change the subject. "I don't Cure 24/7! I try to invent things and I dance!!" She shrugs and then, "Fine..." She trails off. Quietly she pulls out her Mirror and begins. "B-b-ballgown! Time to Change!" Immediately her image is covered by the ballgown she was wearing earlier. She's quickly changed into the very pretty gown.

"Do I need to get the other thing out too?" She sighs and reaches under her bed and pulls out silver electroplated tiara that has several other pieces of scrapmetal on it that have been tweaked to look at least a little cute. She puts it on her head. Yeah she's even more embarrassed now. "Wait the Augusta's Ballroom? Isn't that where they have huge events that the best dancers go to? I definitely wouldn't fit in there. I mean Aside from a few steps everything I've been learning has been from the internet."
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-03-10 08:01:39 73048
Cure Gull grins. "I don't know how to dance, but I manage." she grins and eyes the tiara. She taps her lips and already has a craft in mind. She says. "Besides. I need to do something for the community because that's what a good business does. So what it means is that I should run a coffee charity ball!" she insists.

"It'll be really nice!" she says.

Blue-sama nods matter of factly.

"Look Naomi." she says softly looking down. "I hid things once upon a time. Deep down inside?" she says. "All it did was fester. It may not had been as minor as hiding you just like to dress up and dance?" she admits. "But that ended up being used against me in a bad way that's how I became Scorn." she shakes her head. "Now I know to talk and express things. Even if it's silly. One of the things... Procyon taught me, before he... died." she says. "Is that you should stop caring what other people think when it comes to expressing yourself and who you are." she says, with a series of nods.
Naomi Yomada 2017-03-10 08:12:02 73049
Naomi Yomada looks at Gull and takes a deep breath. She stands up and does a couple dance steps. "Well umm, I have been wanting to learn more about dancing. I was thinking about talking to my moms about maybe taking real lessons but I think they are going to laugh. They are used to me destroying things. Since I started dancing I don't blow stuff up as much. Its like I think more clearly when I'm dancing." She shrugs.

She blinks a few times. Part of her winces a little. "Umm. Its more then that. I sorta umm. Well. I really thought about it. I did a lot of reading and stuff and I know know there is more to it then just dancing or wearing a dress. Its protecting those around her and being there for them. I guess... umm." She sighs, "Ugh! Its not like I'm ever going to be anything like that."
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-03-10 08:30:03 73050
Cure Gull head tilts. "I don't think your moms are gonna find it silly or laugh." she says. "But don't stop giving up on tinkering either." she says. "I mean you can dance then do stuff like that too." she beams. "I mean I run a coffee shop and I make and sell feather headbands and I wrote a book about dating and I work for my girlfriend's company and I'm getting really good at kickboxing." she says.

"And I don't care what anyone says!" she says. "About any of it!" she says.

She huffs.

"So if you wanna dress up and dance and wear a tiara and pretend to be royalty that's like completely okay and don't let anyone tell you otherwise." she says placing her hands against her hips.

Blue continues to nod. "You can be anyone you want, Naomi." he offers. "No one can tell you anything different."

She sighs and runs a hand through her head. "So I'm gonna head back out." she says. "I'm meeting Hannah for dinner and then to go to relax at her place for the night." she says.

Blue nods. "I have other Pretty Cures to meet tonight." he offers.

"Are you going to be okay?" asks Gull.
Naomi Yomada 2017-03-10 08:39:01 73051
Naomi Yomada looks at Gull and blushes, "Yes I will. Thank you!" She looks at her and stretches a little. "I think I am going to work up the courage to talk to my moms." She gives a little smile. "Thank you."

She looks over at Lilac who is just pleased as punch over everything. "You should dance some more! Maybe Nagi-san will know of a good place or you to get real lessons!" She giggles happily.

Naomi smiles softly, "I think I can do it!" She quickly takes a seat on her bed. "Be safe out there and umm, Blue-sama? Be careful I think Phantom might actually have a crush on you or something. No one gets that annoyed over hearing a name if they don't have feelings for them!"