Visiting Hour, Going Sour

Visiting hour at Mitakihara Hospital, and Seth gets visited by Sayaka and Norie. Sayaka promises to try to heal Seth, but gets riled up over learning from Norie she may be targeted. Seth learns more about Norie's work for Eclipse, and she gets riled up over his advice about stopping and other considerations about Eclipse employees. And an older brother shows up to bring this conversation to a close.

Date: 2017-03-12
Pose Count: 46
Seth Locke 2017-03-12 03:07:21 73151
The day seems quiet, here at Mitakihara General. Sick people rest in their rooms and beds, while the staff moves about to tend to their patients' needs. The smell of detergent provides a clean environment, while the wide windows provide a comfortable amount of lighting.

In the Cardiology Ward, a patient rests in his own room, several machines surrounding him, with IV tubes stuck into his arms and a respirator connects into his nostrils.

This patient has seen better days; a tall, lean young man used to be where this pale figure is now, eyes sunken into the orbits, the body mass noticeably absent - not exactly a corpse, but any less...

This is Seth now, and he tries to keep a positive face before Amy, the thirteen year-old girl who's sitting next to him, leaned over the bed and holding his hand. Her bright eyes are red from the effort of holding back the tears; or maybe she just cried so much, she has no more tears left, and her eyes are hurting. Who's to say?

Whatever the truth of this, it doesn't matter - she's here because she loves her brother.
Sayaka Miki 2017-03-12 03:16:53 73153
Sayaka Miki had enjoyed Seth's company on the way to school the other day, and like everyone ekse she'd encountered, was determined to save him as well.
    But she hadnt heard back from him when he'd promised to teach her German and mild annoysnce eventually turned ti convern when a school mate had mentionned him being in the hospital.
    With a soft frown, she had made ger way to the cardio ward and eventually found his room, stepping in quietly.
"Seth? are you in here?"
Lacrima 2017-03-12 03:24:23 73156
Norie Okana walks into the room, having been told the room and ward. She is overdressed. Elegantly and fancy. She has pale skin that probably matches Seth's own and the purple features. She isn't pretending to be Norie right now. She head tilts, at the girl besides Seth's bed.

She approaches softly and says. "Hello?" she asks to the girl. She looks to Seth.

"Seth-kun. I have come to see how you are doing." she says deadpan. She looks to the girl. "I am Lacrima." she says.

"I am an associate of Seth-kun's." she says, making sure to introduce herself. She turns to...

"Hello." she says to the girl who has met her before.
Seth Locke 2017-03-12 03:47:50 73162
Seth Locke has his head tilted in the direction of the door, so he more readily sees the two girls that walk in. And so, he smiles a little as he notices them.

Amy quickly turns her head in the direction of the sound, as if startled. She relaxes a little almost afterwards.

For all the odd it might seem, Seth doesn't seem to notice this. Instead, he's more focused on the visitors. "Hello, ladies." He blinks tiredly, but the smile he's got on his face doesn't fade. "I'd get up to greet, but circumstances somewhat prevent me."

"Yes, I think we've met, at the New Year's Party", the girl replies. "I'm Amanda. Nice to meet you."
Sayaka Miki 2017-03-12 03:53:50 73163
Sayaka Miki arches a brow as Norie enters and instinctively stiffens. "Hello, Norie chan.." she greets with a strained smile.
    Their last encounter wasnt as bad as the first but..Then she'd heard about what Norie did to Sachiko. Saya is back to being cool towards her, focusing instead on the other.
    "Oh, you must be Seth's sister. Hi, I'm Sayaka Miki, nice to meet you."
    Finally she moves to Seth's side, and presents some cheerful sunflowers, placing them on the table already in a simple glass vase . "To cheer you up! How are you doing, Seth?" and she pulls up a chair looking more worried. "What happened?"
Lacrima 2017-03-12 03:58:40 73164
Norie head tilts at Sayaka. "You and I need to have a talk." a pause. "About Alexis-kun." she says. "But not here. Not now. But it is very important and concerns you." she says. She then answers. "He had a heart attack of some sort and I made sure he got here." she says.

She nods to Amanda. "Hello." she says. "I'm sorry this happened to your brother." she says.

Because she might had been the cause. Tangently.
Seth Locke 2017-03-12 04:32:33 73171
"I heard some bad news that didn't agree with my heart, and it manifested its displeasure", Seth explains. "And here I find myself."

The boy smiles tiredly, "Thank you, that's very thoughtful." He nods in Amanda's direction, "They're Amy's favorite, to boot."

And Amy is looking at the sunflowers, her spirit a bit cheered up. "They're lovely...!" Clearly, this gesture catapults Sayaka into the good friend zone in Amanda's eyes. She grabs the flowers, and turns to her brother, "I'll go get a jar to put them, okay?"

Seth finds himself just glancing outside, and... From the corner of his eye, it looks...

Seth snaps his head towards Amanda as she calls out to him. "Hmm? Oh y-yes... You should get a jar, yes." As discreetly as possible, he looks at Sayaka; his look shows concern.

And with that, Amanda is out the door with the sunflowers, "I'll be right back!"
Sayaka Miki 2017-03-12 04:51:30 73174
Sayaka Miki frowns back at Norie as she mentions Alex. "What..? What about..?" her face reddens, wondering if she's gonna tell her to stop seeing him, but this isnt thd place or time.
    She sighs and shrugs, "Fine..Later, then." she looks towards Seth then frowning. "Sorry, I wanted to help you before but I was all tapped out. I didnt realize you.." she shakes her head.
    "Now that I'm recharged, maybe I can try again..?"
    She just smiles and nods to Amy, as she steps out.
Lacrima 2017-03-12 05:07:28 73177
Norie Okana watches Amy steps out. She looks to Sayaka. "Just. Be careful. Around Alexis-kun? I mean. Just. Be careful." she urges. "That's all I can say here." she says.

She looks to Seth and purses her lips. "I'm still sorry about that. I don't. Sugarcoat things. Not because I won't. But because I can't." she says plainly.

She looks to Amy as she leaves and looks to Sayaka. "Since she's gone now. I'm going to be quick with what I have to say. It actually is urgent."

"Alexis-kun has become addicted to your energy in the way I became addicted to Sachiko's." she says. "He has a hard time resisting the urge to just take right now. He's admitted this to me. I have a hunch this is a .. manifestation of feelings he can't express right now." she says quietly. "But just be careful. I know what you are. You and I both know you won't just 'fall into a coma'." she says with a frown.

She is watching for Amanda. She'll shut up immediately if she comes right back.
Seth Locke 2017-03-12 05:23:47 73181
Seth Locke nods to Sayaka, "We can try again, but there is something I'll have to ask you, whether before or after it's done."

He looks at Norie, "Wait a minute... You can get addicted to a particular type of energy? How does that go?"

He looks back to Sayaka, "You said you'd fall into a coma if you had your energy in the low..." He nods in Lacrima's direction, "What does she mean?"
Sayaka Miki 2017-03-12 05:37:16 73184
Sayaka's frown deepens as Norie explains further about Alexis. "Addicted? How..Why? How can energy be..Tasty..?"
    Mentioning Sachiko doesnt help either, and she already feels bitter about what Norie did to her.
    "No, that wont hapoen to me, I'mstrong, I can break away, and..I have grief cubes to sustain me if my energy runs low."
    She shoots Norie a warning look now, "Really Seth, nothing to worry about!"
Lacrima 2017-03-12 05:43:19 73186
Norie Okana frowns heavily at Sayaka. "Have it your way. I was trying to warn you something Alexis won't admit to you because he's scared about what he feels. If you don't want my help. Fine." she says. "I won't bother you again with news." she snaps.

She looks to Seth. "Yes. Sometimes. Some people have... flavors." she says. "Amu is like peppermint. Sachiko is like a Cinnamon bun. And these tastes and smells from the people..."

"It's much like something light and beautiful in an incredibly dark world you live in and you want it." she says a little sourly.
Seth Locke 2017-03-12 05:58:07 73189
Seth Locke ahs to Lacrima, "So, it's kinda like the favorite food thing. Got it."

He turns to Sayaka, "No, not really..." He points out, "You know, this is the small flaw in your strategy: in order to get to those cubes, you need to not fall into a coma... If that's what really happens if your battery goes dry."

And now, his eyes are scrutinizing, evaluating the blue-haired girl, "You do realize I'm shit-scared that my kid sister could become a target based on what you told me." Pause. "Is there something else you're not telling me I should be aware of?"
Sayaka Miki 2017-03-12 06:08:32 73191
Sayaka Miki glares at Norie sone more. "Fine. You've already said more than I care to hear." she smirks, "So what, I guess I taste like raspberry?" its said bitterly, sarcastic especially given it was once Kyouko's nickname for her.
    "I dont care if he's addicted or whatever, I just want to help him. Whats the point of gaving powers if I cant even help people I care about?!"
    she looks at Seth, calming down a bit. "Then I just have to be careful in how much energy I let him take, but of course he's just as stubborn as Norie so.."
    She sighs, exhausted, "Dont worry about your sister, Seth. If I can heal you, maybe you dont meed to worry anout her making that wish."
    But now she's all riled up and ready to punch something or someone. "Ugh..I need a drink or something, see you later, Seth." and she storms out.
Lacrima 2017-03-12 06:11:35 73192
Norie Okana frowns as she watches Sayaka leave. She's lucky she has a connection to Alexis-kun.

She looks back to Seth as she gently sighs and looks down. "I'm sorry about what you learned. Is there anything more you wish me to do?" she asks. "There's only so much I can do. But I also don't want to upset you again."

"I do not have caution in mind usually when it comes to these things." she says quietly.
Seth Locke 2017-03-12 06:35:11 73196
"More upset than I got that day, I doubt it's impossible", Seth replies after Sayaka storms out. "Unless Amy does something stupid, like making a contract in the hopes of healing me." And so, he takes this chance that Sayaka's not here to ask, "So, if you want to make it up to me, feel free to tell me what Sayaka-chan isn't. Because my gut feeling tells me you know, and I don't but should."
Lacrima 2017-03-12 06:49:27 73197
Norie Okana head tilts. "It sounds like you already know what she is. She is a Puella Magi that made a wish and now she is a magical girl that requires grief seeds and grief cubes to survive." she says. "When a Puella Magi 'runs out of power', they don't fall into a coma, they /die/." she says.

"She knows that of course. She's just being pigheaded. I'm positive ALL Puella Magi are." she spits out.

She sighs. "I still have to protect her. She means... something. To Alexis-kun. Alexis-kun is my friend. Practically like a big brother." she says.

"It's important to me that... he is at least. Comfortable." she says.
Seth Locke 2017-03-12 07:04:43 73198
Seth Locke nods slowly, taking that in; he lowers his head. "I was afraid of this." He shakes his head, gaze returning to Norie. "Ever since I heard about this... I dunno, I suppose it's an entity of some sort... An entity making contracts for wishes... I was afraid my sister could be a target for this." He sighs, "Partly, I'm here now because of my worries."

His breathing deepens some, then he resumes, "Tell me... Have you ever seen that entity...?"
Lacrima 2017-03-12 07:12:47 73200
Norie Okana head tilts. "You mean Kyubey. Yes. Early on, when I was irrational and starving myself, I demanded a wish that he change me back into a human. He could not because only a human can make a wish and I was attached to other powers." she mutters.

"He is crafty and smart." she says.

"I think your sister will be fine. Not everyone is able to make a wish. It's tied to. Something called karmic potential. I don't know the specifics. But it dictates if you can wish at all and if you can, what you're able to accomplish. Like. Sachiko.. doesn't have the potential to wish her sister back from the dead." she says softly.
Seth Locke 2017-03-12 07:33:20 73202
Seth Locke pulls out a notepad from Amy's backpack. "This is her notepad. She carries it with her everywhere she goes." He explains as he opens it, "The other day, I was cleaning up her room, when I found she'd left her notepad open on a page, and I found a very odd sketch." He clears his throat, "I would've dismissed this sketch as pure bout of creativity, had I not found, at one point or another, like a flicker in the corner of the eye, a passing shadow or shadowy shape against the backlight lurking out the windows of our house."

Finding the page, he shows the sketch to Norie - a quadrupedal being, catlike, with a long thick tail, pointy ears, and from the space of each ear another comes out, long and droopy; the expression is neutral, emotionless, eyes like lifeless orbs...

Seth's question is simple, but the hint of emergency in his voice could send shivers down spines, "Is this Kyubey?"
Lacrima 2017-03-12 07:51:16 73203
Norie Okana gently head tilts as she leans down at the picture and frowns. "Yes, that is Kyubey." she says as she leans up. "Or something that looks remarkably like him. Which is possible. What color is it typically?" she asks.

"Has your sister mentoned anything odd?" she asks. "Going on? Typically. Kyubey isn't seen unless he wants to be seen by someone." she says.
Seth Locke 2017-03-12 20:03:39 73212
Seth Locke sighs, closing his eyes, "Oh, sonuva..." He looks at Norie. "Okay, let's think for a moment, here..." He recapitulates, channeling his best Sherlock Holmes. "Sayaka-chan told me that this little weasel grants a wish when he makes someone a Puella. I'm pretty sure that wish would have something to do with me, and nothing in my life changed. So...", he points to the drawing, "how do we get rid of that?"
Lacrima 2017-03-12 20:06:12 73213
Norie Okana head tilts. "You don't." she says. "You can't ward him. If you kill him, another just takes his place with the same memories. There is very little you can do Seth." she says. "The best thing you can do is educate your sister about the danger. Kyubey can't actually /make/ her wish." she says.

"It has to be her choice." she says.

"Do... you want me to talk to her? She probably won't believe me. But. She'll have to when that thing starts talking." she offers.

"Of course, you may want to keep her ignorant. I believe that's a bad idea, but I'm not going to make a decision for you when it comes to your sister, Seth-kun." she says flatly.
Seth Locke 2017-03-12 20:24:38 73214
"She's drawing the kawaii raccoon, and I sent her a message the other day, warning her about Kyubey making contracts for wishes. Believe me, she knows." He looks towards the door, and past it. "And it must be pulling some pressure on her..."

And it dawns on him.

He reaches for his phone, starts sending a text message. "One of the things that makes a brother a good brother, Norie-chan, you know what that is?", he asks her.
Lacrima 2017-03-12 20:30:21 73215
Norie Okana ahs. "Then she knows. As long as she knows that, she shouldn't wish." she says.

She crosses her arms. She frowns. She has a big brother. But her replies would be more snarky like the ability to hold your breath on your study partner's mouth for a long period. Or calling her cupcake.

"What?" she asks.
Seth Locke 2017-03-12 20:45:04 73217
"An impecable knack for knowing", as he speaks he progresses with that message, "when younger sisters are up to something."

He presses send, then shows her the message. It reads:

'Don't even think about contacting that critter and wish me cured. Whoever becomes a Puella Magi dies of energy depletion.'

"And also, if I may say so, an excellent sense of timing."
Lacrima 2017-03-12 21:00:48 73218
Norie Okana head tilts, and hrmphs. "If you want I could just go kill it. They do come back. But it takes time." she says with a sigh. She sighs and head tilts a bit. "So what are you going to do about what you learned?" she asks softly.

"I'm still willing to help you confront your father about this if you wish." she says.

"It is not particularly hard for me to do so."
Seth Locke 2017-03-12 21:24:25 73220
And Lacrima now brings about the elephant in the room. If there was any hint that Seth was somehow relaxed, it's gone now.

"I'll confront him myself", Seth replies, resolve in his voice. "And he has some serious explaining to do."

"And what exactly can I do?", he asks. "Obviously, these people are dangerous to be hanging out with. Tell a story out there and what they deal with, and people won't even believe you." He adds, "Not to mention these are the sorts of people who can remove a target off the map completely. Just send in an"

Seth's line of thinking comes to a halt when he realizes - isn't Norie an agent of Eclipse?

He looks at her suspiciously; fearful, too.
Lacrima 2017-03-12 21:51:12 73221
Norie Okana head tilts a little as she listens. "There's lots of dangerous people in Eclipse. There's also people that are friendly and don't like it when others mess with their friends. I'm positive you are friends with others who work in Eclipse." she says softly.

She head tilts. "Of course they can. But that often doesn't serve a purpose." she says curtly.

She head tilts. "Is something wrong?"
Seth Locke 2017-03-12 22:09:11 73222
That brief moment now gone, Seth looks once again outside. "No, forget it. It's stupid." Or is it? Seth doesn't know.

There are things he can learn, though, like, "So, who else do I know that works for Eclipse?"
Lacrima 2017-03-12 22:14:19 73223
Norie Okana head tilts. "It depends. Who do you know? And even if I know, I can't tell you who. It's up to them. It's better to ask your friends if a name 'Eclipse' means anything to them." she says frankly.

"And if they want to answer truthfully, that's up them to do so." she says.

"I work for Eclipse. In the UMBRA divsion. Under a man named 'Riventon'." she says. "More specifically, I am a researcher who researches Dusk Zone flora and fauna and I am slowly learning how to study dark energy and it's applications." she says.

"What I am. Makes me very suited to this task. It can't 'blow up' in my face and turn me into something horrible. I'm already at the bottom of the barrel. I can't go through the bottom. I can exist in the Dusk Zone without ill effects, period.' she states.
Seth Locke 2017-03-13 22:20:17 73366
Seth Locke takes a deep breath, "So." He smirks. "It's always the same thing: nothing but a bunch of immature children meddling with things they don't know, and should just stay away from altogether." He sighs, "Until it blows up in their faces." He points towards outside, through the window, "Or the face of someone who happens to be out there."

He looks at Norie, clearly not in the best of moods. "And what does that accomplish, you researching flora and fauna that's hazardous to humans?" A pause, "Are they going to give you the Nobel Prize? Open up a pet shop of exotic dark energy pets? Or maybe open up a flower shop?" He hmmms, "You know, I think I'm going to go with my own version... which is /weaponize your findings/."
Lacrima 2017-03-13 22:32:53 73367
Norie Okana head tilts. "Yes. Weaponization and the control of them is the primary use of my study. I've been working on a control mechanism, not to mention I can control weaker ones directly just by mentally dominating them." she says. "So far it needs to be tailor for a specific unique creature. I'm trying to get it 'species' wide, then I can make a general one if I can make that one work." she says.

"However, some of these creatures and flora may have uses outside of weapons or hurting people- and knowing more about them and their weaknesses and strengths will help fight them in the future." she says.

"As far as dark energy goes, it's powerful. And I need to know everything I can about it if I'm to improve my condition." she says sourly. "It's no differently than learning anatomy for any of your human. You're made of bone and meat and muscle. I'm made of dark energy." she says.
Seth Locke 2017-03-13 22:56:04 73369
"You should stop", Seth replies as calmly as possible. "You think whoever wants weaponization - the ones controlling the cash flow - is going to focus on the benefits of this research aside from the handler collar, safety switch, or the little red button?"

"How many people have suffered because of your research?", Seth replies, eyes passing judgement. "How many more will have to suffer?" Letting that question settle in, he leans back on his pillow. "It all makes sense, now...", he whispers. "Mother... Father... How can I look at you the same way I once did...?"
Lacrima 2017-03-13 23:12:17 73370
Norie Okana gently head tilts. "No, I should not." she says.

"People get hurt and die all the time, Seth-kun. Nothing will ever change that. I've had to come to terms with the fact I'm immortal. These people around me right now won't exist in few decades because they will be dead. Please don't be so idiotic to assume that I don't know the true face of who I work for." she says a little more than coldly.

"I have no misconceptions about what it is I do. Do you remember the dog? That was a result of one of my experiments gone bad. It happens sometimes." she says.

"Save your 'justice speech' for someone it can reach." she says more sourly.
Seth Locke 2017-03-13 23:43:53 73374
"So, beacuse they won't exist in a few decades, they're expendable to you", Seth concludes. "The people in your life, meaningless. Your parents, meaningless. Your loved ones, nothing but dust in the wind. Your actions, inconsequential."

He shakes his head slowly, then sighs. "You told me one day I was going to end up in a very dark place. Don't you realize you're already there?"
Lacrima 2017-03-14 00:04:37 73376
Norie Okana head tilts. "You don't listen do you." she says.

"I've been 'in a dark place' since I've been cursed. I can wield anger and despair and sadness to my whim without repercussions because there isn't going lower than I already am, Seth-kun." she says.

"Norie Okana isn't my true form. That's a disguise of the human I used to be. What you know as Lacrima as I am now. Isn't even a true form, it's the just most human form I can take without an energy overhead."

"My true form is more similar to those monsters." she says coldly.

"Don't assume I am a human infected by dark energy. There's nothing human about me anymore."
Seth Locke 2017-03-21 02:23:18 73785
The way Norie says that takes Seth aback for a moment. This makes him think, and think hard.

But ultimately, a smile shows on his deseased face.

"Do you remember the time you let a hellhound - or whatever you call it - loose on the streets, how at some point your consciousness was somehow shifted, and you sounded much more... Warm, in lack of a better word?" He proceeds to explain his theory, "That girl I met that day, it's still in there." He points to Lacrima. "And she was very much inhuman."
Lacrima 2017-03-21 02:31:19 73787
Norie Okana frowns. "Ayana lifted the 'darkness' from me. The 'darkness' can't survive without me for an extended period. Likewise. Without the darkness, I am unable to survive, as I would be left unable to feed." she says.

"And besides, I don't remember much of that day because I remember being in two places at once and it was confusing so I can't really believe anyone on it." she says curtly.

"Recently I had a bit where I was shifted into someone else's body." she says. "and even without the fog or darkness there, I still wanted to go back into the lab and work. So maybe these experiences have changed me." she says frankly.

"Because people change, Seth and they change very hard when something like this happens to them." she says sourly. "I am loyal to my friends who have helped me and that is where they are." she says pointedly.
Seth Locke 2017-03-21 02:54:14 73793
"I doubt you'd call whoever you work for at Eclipse 'friends'", Seth says. "And yet, you work for them..." His conclusion is solid, and his next question is simple. "So tell me: what do they got on you?"
Lacrima 2017-03-21 03:02:20 73796
Norie Okana blinks. "/Excuse you?/." she asks. "'Eclipse' have nothing on me." she says flatly. "-and secondly, yes, I do have friends there." she says more pointedly and angrily. "Riventon-sama was the first person who ever spoke to me instead of hate and shun me and attack me." she says. "He was the first that understood what I am and wasn't afraid of it. He understood my problems and devised solutions to those problems. So I could be /me/ longer without needing to feed." she says through her teeth- and he did so on his own time when he could had been doing something much much more important than... help the strange new vampire he just met." she says. She slams her hands down onto the side of the bed. It probably shakes.

"How. Utterly. /dare you/ you speak like you know and understand. HOW DARE YOU." she.
Seth Locke 2017-03-21 03:31:58 73798
The american boy can't help but widen his eyes as Lacrima slams her hands on the bed, and this one shakes - who knows if it won't break, after all; it is common belief that vampires have a lot of strength. But he stands resolute in his words.

"Norie", Seth says, "I'm not going to pretend I know about how it feels like to be in your shoes." He shakes his head to reinforce what he says, then he continues. "But now, at the last days of my very short life, if there's one thing I know for certain is that powerful men do things for and to others to keep them in control." He coughs. "So, he helps you, and now you're working for him."

His voice turns dead cold then, as if he had just come to a sudden realization. "In my father's case... It was his family."
Lacrima 2017-03-21 03:42:04 73799
Norie Okana frowns. "Yes. I work for him. Because he asked me if I would. So I did." she says coldly. "And I quite enjoy my work. I am not beholden to Riventon-sama anymore than if I was working for someone running a fast food restaurant." she frowns. "But he would be very sad and disappointed if I quit. Riventon-sama is a very close and personal and good friend to me, Seth." she frowns.

"I don't know what that means in America to you, but here it means a lot, to consider someone close enough to be family." she frowns.

"I suggest you still talk to your father about this." she spits.
Seth Locke 2017-03-21 04:48:24 73805
And Seth listens, the reality of Norie's words setting into him. He's about to say something, but...

"I think the meaning of the words 'friendship' and 'family' in not lost on us westerners", a voice by the door replies. The source is that of a mani in his mid-to-late twenties, elegantly dressed in a greyish suit, sporting a pair of glasses that complement his face.

This man approaches Seth, a brushing glance of neutrality to Lacrima, nonetheless with a silent and polite invitation for her to give him - and Seth -, some space. As he nears Seth, he shows him a warm smile. "How're you doing, little brother?"

Seth looks at this man like he's some kind of dream. But then, he starts to smile, and chuckle. "I've seen...", a wince of pain, "...better days, Dan." He starts coughing, and Dan motions to give him a glass of water.

After Seth drinks, he shifts his head to meet Lacrima. "Norie-chan, this is Daniel Locke-sama, my older brother. Dan, this is Norie Okana-san, a friend of mine."

Daniel elegant and cordially turns to Norie, "I heard it was you who rescued Seth-kun when his medical condition acted up. On behalf of the Locke family, you have my thanks." And he offers a respectful bow to the girl.
Lacrima 2017-03-21 04:58:30 73806
Norie Okana is about to spit something out more, when there's a new voice and she shuts her mouth because she doesn't wish to discuss such sensitive magical things in public when there's a stranger involved. She head tilts a moment at the other new and incoming boy and and regards him with a pursed lip. Regardless, when he bows. She bows back softly, gently brushing out the elegant dress she is wearing.

"Greetings, Daniel-san." she says.

"Ah, it was no matter. Seth-kun is a fiend. Or. I would like to think he is." she says. She doesn't add 'but I'm not so sure right now' out loud.
Seth Locke 2017-03-21 05:37:55 73813
"He cares, even if his words might sound harsh, at times", Daniel asks of the vampire girl, as he prepares another glass of water, and pours an effervescent round pill into it.

Then, he gives it to Seth, "Drink this, Seth. You need some rest."

And Seth does so, after which comes the question. Or series of questions, rather, "How's dad? Is he alright...?"

But, these doesn't get past the second, as Seth's voice starts to waver, and his eyes get doused in sleepiness.

Daniel turns back to Lacrima, and says to her, "My brother needs to rest now, Okana-san; I'm sure you'll be able to continue this conversation at another time." He politely directs his hand towards the exit. "Now, if you'll excuse us...?"