Dancing in the Park

A little training becomes a fun get together as Naomi and Sakura swing dance. Sayaka also stops by to find out whats been happening lately.

Date: 2017-03-16
Pose Count: 38
Naomi Yomada 2017-03-17 00:05:55 73464
Its a nice day in Tokyo. People are out and about as the work day is over. School is out and people are just enjoying the nice spring day. Amidst the people out and about is Naomi. She seems paranoid, keeping an eye on the various buildings as she makes her way into the park. Even there she's watching trees and places that a person might hide. Something has her rattled.

In the wake of her meeting with Blue and Gull-chan, Naomi has been really quiet lately. Whats more, Its like she's being more focused on what she's doing. Heck, She hasn't even blown anything up since then which is definitely saying something. Her mind is really occupied.

It almost slipped her mind when her Moms told her to hand out invitations to her birthday party. So that is what she's doing right now. Quietly she is walking through the park, looking for her friends. She idly shuffles through the invitations as she keeps walking. Her attention is still very much on everything but them.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-03-17 00:17:11 73465
Sakura Kinomoto was running today! Jogging! Technically she wasn't supposed to be, but she was hecka out of shape after spending so much time in the hospital and she wanted to get back into what she was. Heck, she used to be the number one jogger in her class(likely still was), so she wanted to keep it up! That and, despite the facts the cards had been keeping themselves low lately, she was trying her hardest to keep up for when they returned.

Then she caught sight of Naomi and her eyes lit up. "Naomi-chan!" she called out, waving her hands and giving a giant grin. "Hey, are you getting some exercise too?'
Naomi Yomada 2017-03-17 00:25:20 73466
Naomi Yomada jumps as Sakura runs up on her. She is actually startled by the sudden words of Sakura. She looks at her and smiles a little, "Oh umm hey Sakura. We should umm step over here." She quickly moves to what looks like a safer spot. "Sorry. Things have gotten really bad since we last met."

She sighs and continues to look around, "I met Phantom, The Precure Hunter." She shutters. "We engaged each other but its bad. I have a feeling things will get worse before they get better. Apparently people nearly taking out Generals does not happen. No one has done that. So me nearly putting Oresky out of work... Well, It got the attention of some Queen Mirage's Advisor. He apparently sent Phantom here to see what made me different. I guess I should feel Honored." She sighs. "Anyway he kept attacking Gull-chan but wanted to talk to me. He really doesn't like her. We didn't actually fight until I put myself between him and her."
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-03-17 00:30:21 73467
Sakura Kinomoto paled, her eyes going wide. She then hugged the girl. "I'm so, so, so sorry! I wasn't there when you needed me!" As if Sakura could have done much. Sure, she was a LOT tougher than when they first started, but even now she was still just a little kid. With... an oddly large amount of fire power. But still.

"What happened? Are you okay? He didn't hurt you, did he? Did you beat him, or did you have to run away?" she asked rapid fire.
Naomi Yomada 2017-03-17 00:38:01 73468
Naomi Yomada smiles, "It's okay. Really. It was pretty much me just being put on notice with a few attacks on Cure Gull. We spoke with Blue about it. Its really freaky. Freaky enough that I missed a few days of school."

Then the barrage of questions comes flying in. "He didn't hurt me, He did hurt Cure Gull. I distracted him and Gull went into her super form and blasted the heck out of him. We took off running for safety cause that guy is really scary and way too strong. I didn't want to fight him but... Yeah."
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-03-17 00:46:08 73469
Sakura Kinomoto nodded and sighed. "I wish I'd been there. M-maybe I could have done something." Yes. She totally could have shrunk Phantom down to the size of a mouse. That...

Actually, that probably would have been hilarious.

She stared up at her. "I'm so sorry I wasn't there for you. I... I'm so sorry. I want to help you for all the help you've given me. But... I..." She hugged herself and shook her head. "I'm never around when it matters..."
Naomi Yomada 2017-03-17 00:54:53 73470
Naomi Yomada looks at Sakura and smiles, "Don't be so hard about yourself. Stuff happens and you can't be everywhere at once. Even the Precures can't be everywhere at once. Its why there are just so many of us." She smiles a little. "Don't worry so much about it. I picked my battle and now I gotta deal with it. Thats how it goes!" She smiles to her.

Quietly she flips through her items. "Here you go." She hands over a card. "Its an invitation to my birthday party. Its on the 27th." She smiles softly. Her mind wonders to the rest of the events which happened during the meeting. She shakes it off and just smiles some more.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-03-17 00:59:06 73471
Sakura Kinomoto stared and then gasps. "R-really? Your birthday? Oh my gosh! I can't wait! Eeeee! Can Tomoyo-chan come?" Then blinked. "Oh. Mines a few days after, maybe I should start giving out invites too..." she mumbled, staring at the card. Because of course they were all born in that time. Listen, fall was a very roudy time for anime parents.

She then grinned up at her. "I'll find the bestest best gift ever, okay?"
Naomi Yomada 2017-03-17 01:07:30 73472
Naomi Yomada smiles, "Oh of course! By all means, Tomoyo-chan can come." She pulls out another invitation, this one for Tomoyo. "Give that to her when you see her." Quietly she looks around. "I think maybe I am going to do a little training. Its nice enough to do it out here today." She smiles as She slings her bag and looks inside.

Inside the bag is a few items including a small CD player with small speakers, A couple books, Lilac and a couple notebooks. Quickly she pulls out the cd player and sets it up on a park bench.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-03-17 01:11:28 73473
Sakura Kinomoto stared and then her eyes widened. "C-can I join you? I ummm... i think I might be able to do a lot better this time. I uhhh..." She drew a card and showed it. "Haruna-sempai gave me this." The fight card! Oh dear. If that couldn't teach Sakura how to fight, nothing could. "If that's okay, I mean?"
Naomi Yomada 2017-03-17 01:18:25 73474
Naomi Yomada blushes a little. "Its not quite that kind of training!" She quickly turns on the cd and some swing music begins playing. With a smile, she begins dancing! Swing dancing! She smiles bright and just has fun with it. Its something she's done countless times and she actually does look like she's been practicing but she's still learning.

"You can join if you want to. It helps me a lot. Nagahiko-san from Seiyou taught me a little one day and I've been doing it since. It's actually helped me to not blow things up so often. Oh and the footwork helps with fighting too!"
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-03-17 01:22:23 73475
Sakura Kinomoto stared at her. And then Sakura pointed and laughed and said it was the silliest thing she ever saw!

Yeah, right. This was Sakura! Her eyes went wide and she gasped. "Oh my gosh! You're learning to dance? That's so cool! Can you teach me? Oh my gosh, Naomi-chan, you're so amazing!"

She ummm... would try. But, despite how athletic she was ,she had two left feet when it came to this kind of thing. Slow dancing she was fine. But fast dancing? Oh no.
Naomi Yomada 2017-03-17 01:33:56 73476
Naomi Yomada looks at Sakura and blushes, "Ummm, Yes I am. Its definitely fun! I can a little. I'm not very good. I've just been learning off of the internet and stuff. Anyway its like this." She gets into a position and gestures her over. "Okay watch my feet."

A song begins and slowly she begins moving into a box step. She's going slow so Sakura can follow with ease. "Just feel the music. Swing gets you jumping! Thats why this dance step is energetic."
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-03-17 01:37:00 73477
Sakura Kinomoto nodded, walking in front of her and, within a few minutes, she was dancing along with that quick step over and over, a big grin on her face. "Wow! This is so much fun!" she said happily, her eyes lighting up. "Do you think I can join with you? The only dancing I've done so far is more... cheer leader stuff and some ballroom dancing with Tomoyo-chan and a little bit with Flora-sempai."
Naomi Yomada 2017-03-17 01:45:00 73478
Naomi Yomada smiles a little Sakura and nods, "Sure thing! Its a fun thing to do! I also know a little about other types of dance. I actually want to take dancing lessons. I actually really like dancing. It helps a lot!" She smiles. "Okay lets go a little faster!"
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-03-17 01:47:47 73479
Sakura Kinomoto nodded. "Well, you're a very good dancer! It's so much fun!" She kept up as best she could. However, once it got faster and faster, she was starting to have more noticable difficulty. Until, finally, she let out a shriek and toppled forward onto Naomi. "Ahhhh!"

She then eeped, looking up. "S-sorry..."
Naomi Yomada 2017-03-17 01:51:17 73480
Naomi Yomada smiles and catches Sakura. "Its okay. Sorry. I just really get into it. Box Step is really easy and fun to do. With practice you'll be able to get faster. But for now!" She puts on a slower song and begins dancing again. The same box step this times she adds in a flourish here and there.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-03-17 02:02:41 73481
Sakura Kinomoto nodded, holding onto her and smiling. "T-thanks!" She then pulled back and tried again, moving slowly and gently. She grinned wide as they moved, slowly swirling about and moving in the box. "So your powers have a lot to do with dancing, don't they? That's so cool! Do you know why? Is it because you're going to grow up to be a famous and beautiful dancer?"
Naomi Yomada 2017-03-17 02:10:14 73482
"Some of them, yes! Not all of my powers bur some of them do. Especially the dance forms!" Naomi smiles a little. "I dunno if I'm going to be a Dancer someday. Part of me wouldn't see that as the worst thing The other part wants to invent stuff." Meanwhile deep inside there may as well be a mini version of her dressed in a ball gown and a tiara dancing around in a ball room...
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-03-17 02:18:30 73483
Sakura Kinomoto nodded and then... "Can't you be both?" she asked, staring up at her. "A genius dancer who invents things on the side?" she tried, giving a great big grin to the girl. "Imagine! You could make all kinds of machines to help people dance better or faster! Or help people who can't dance! And then afterwards you can go out and dance in great operas or plays! You'd be so cool, Naomi-chan!
Naomi Yomada 2017-03-17 02:28:54 73484
Naomi Yomada blushes a little, "Well Umm, I guess I could do both. I'd love to be able to do that sort of thing. I think I am going to talk with Nagihiko-san and see if he can recommend a place to actually learn. I know there is someone that Haruna-chan wants to introduce me to. Something about umm..." She trails off only muttering the next part. "... Princess Lessons."
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-03-17 02:30:15 73485
Sakura Kinomoto gasps super loud then and actually hops in place with excitement. "Oh my gosh oh my gosh! You're going to take princess lessons too? Ohhh! You should so do it! It's so wonderful and amazing! I take them and have been learning so many things with Haruna-sempai and it's so much fun! You'll love it!"
Naomi Yomada 2017-03-17 02:37:57 73486
Naomi Yomada turns bright red. Her gaze just goes down to the ground for a few moments. Quietly she frowns, "Umm, yeah. I am umm... Excited. I guess. Maybe..." She sighs softly as she digs her shoe into the ground as she tries to find the words to say. "I may umm, Well. I might be a little nervous about the whole thing."
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-03-17 02:45:11 73487
Sakura Kinomoto nodded rapidly. "Uh huh uh huh! it's sooooo much fun Naomi-chan, you're going to love it!" She took her hand. "And i'll be there with you, okay? So you won't have to do it alone! You'll be doing it with friends and that always makes it better, right? She teaches you all kinds of things! Like how to properly drink tea, or how to dance, how to walk and talk like a princess, how to walk in those huge giant skirts, it's so much fun!"
Sayaka Miki 2017-03-17 02:57:51 73488
    Sayaka was just enjoying a walk in the park today, while trying to figure out how to 'save' all the people that she promised she'd save, or help, or solve problems for. But at least it kept her busy, and she was gradually finding her focus, perhaps a new path again too.

    As she steps into the park, she peers around, humming aloud to herself, in relatively decent spirits, all things considered. She hasn't yet spotted Sakura and Naomi, but she is slowly making her way in their general direction.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-03-17 03:00:50 73489
Sakura Kinomoto nodded and then blinked. Her phone went off. "Ack!" She opened it and... "I'll be right there! sorry, sorry, I saw a friend, I know, I'll take care of the laundry!" She then gave Naomi a big hug. "I'll see you around, okay Naomi-chan?"

And then she flew off! And a few moments later hugged Sayaka. "Hi Sayaka-chan! I really gotta go but I wanted to say hi! Bye bye!" Before flying off.
Naomi Yomada 2017-03-17 03:01:04 73490
Naomi Yomada smiles softly and blushes, "I umm. I dunno if I will be able to do alright. Its fun but umm, I'm just worried about it. You know?" She frowns and quietly starts dancing again. She is definitely having fun with that at least.
Sayaka Miki 2017-03-17 03:02:58 73491
    Sayaka blinks slowly, noticing two familiar figures up ahead. "Oh! Sakura-chan! Naomi-chan! Long time no see!" she smiles brightly, glad to see some friendly faces, although she smirks a bit as she sees them..Dancing? "Oh, err..What's up? Learning how to dance?"

    However, it seems that Sakura is in a hurry to leave, and she just peers at her confused as she gives her a quick hug and rushes off. "Oh! Err, hi! Bye?"
Naomi Yomada 2017-03-17 03:12:05 73492
Naomi Yomada blinks and looks up, "Oh Hey Sayaka. yeah I've been learning to dance for a while. A friend from Seiyou showed me a few steps and I've been learning off of the internet as much as I can. Its fun and it does help me focus." She smiles.

She blushes a little, "Yeah its been too long! I was worried about you and stuff. I umm... I had a run in with Phantom. The Precure Hunter? He may have his sights set on me a little. Apparently I upset Queen Mirage's Advisor and...Well here we are."
Sayaka Miki 2017-03-17 03:17:23 73493
    "Ooh, really? That's awesome..I've danced a few times, but I guess I'm no pro at it myself. I guess I always wanted to learn romantic slow dance, but..Eh. Guess I dont have anyone to dance with, anymore.." Her smile fade briefly as she says that..It's not like Alex would ever dance with her..Right?

    However, Sayaka's face lights up again, glad to see Naomi after so long. "Huh, phantom? a Precure hunter? The heck? So this guy goes around hunting Precures or something?"

    She scratches her head at another, unfamiliar name, "Queen Mirage..?" Seems she's missed a lot.
Naomi Yomada 2017-03-17 03:23:34 73494
Naomi Yomada frowns, "I am really sorry to hear that, I thought you and Kyouko-san were a thing?" She smiles a little. "I hope you find someone to dance with though. I know it really helps me out."

Then things turn a little bit towards the more freaky side for her. 'Phantom specializes in tracking down and eliminating Pretty Cures. He has an entire graveyard full of Pretty Cures who have been trapped in mirrors. I only know of one whose escaped at this time. He knows how to take us out and its flat out freaky." She frowns softly.

"Queen Mirage is the head of the Phantom Empire. She wants to see the Earth turned to Misfortune and so forth. Shes trouble."
Sayaka Miki 2017-03-17 03:39:25 73495
    "...." she frowns deeply at the mention of that name, and shakes her head slowly. "Things were always..Not quite right between us. And they eventually just kinda..Sizzled out." She shrugs.

    Sayaka's mostly over the pain of rejection by now, but still angry over Kyouko's dishonesty. It never helped that the red head never bothered to apologize or even talk to her or seek her out ever again. Happily, Sayaka has other people in her life to distract her, and think about, mostly trying to forget abotut that painful chapter of her life.

    Naomi talks a bit more of the Phantom and it's a nice change of subject for Sayaka. "Geez, that's terrible. Are they still trapped, then?" She smirks at the mention of queen Mirage, "Gee, that's original. I think you may have mentionned some of this before. But all is well now..?"
Naomi Yomada 2017-03-17 03:48:00 73496
Naomi Yomada Shakes her head. "About as far from well as you can get. Things are just insane. I've been looking over my shoulder and stuff. Keeping an eye out for Phantom. He hurt Gull-chan. It was just really not good. He didn't attack me until I got between him and her. I didn't attack him, just defended. Then we ran away."

She sighs and rubs her head. "He mentioned about the Deep Mirror. We asked about Blue what that was. Turns out its Queen Mirage's advisor. Apparently no other Precure ever even came close to taking down a general like I did. I guess I caught his attention and he sent Phantom to take care of me."
Sayaka Miki 2017-03-17 04:07:06 73497
    Sayaka nods and frowns, but when Gull is mentionned, her frown deepens. "Oh..Gull-chan? Is she okay? Geez, I cant forgive this Phantom guy for hurting her! I suppose he's still out there, huh?" well, if they had to run away.

    "Well, if you need any help, I'm happy to lend a hand next time. That's just..Geez. So I guess those people are still trapped then." she smiles, "But wow, so you made a big hole in him then? That's pretty awesome!"
Naomi Yomada 2017-03-17 04:15:22 73498
Naomi Yomada nods, "Gull-chan is fine. She's recovered. Just had a really nasty cut in her stomach and stuff. It was really freaky. Seeing her getting hurt and not being able to do anything because I was stareing down Phantom and getting as much information as I could. It was scary stuff." She sighs and nods, "Yes. He can be anywhere in the world right now. They send him after precures that they consider a threat. Ones like Gull-chan and now... Me." She looks down trying to figure things out.

"Oh definitely. I will keep you in the know." Naomi stops and looks at Sayaka with a gaze of a near shellshocked soldier. "I seen it. Blue-sama showed it to me. There are hundreds, maybe thousands of Pretty Cures. All trapped in Mirrors. All stuck there and unable to escape. These girls, they have friends and family. They are thought missing or runaways or worse! Phantom wants to take me there deal with me in the same way. He made that clear." Sh frowns nervously. Her gaze immediately goes all around her as though she is waiting for the Precure Hunter to pop out at her any moment.

"Oh umm. Here." She pulls out a card and gives it to the Bluenette. "Its an invitation to my birthday party on the 27th."
Sayaka Miki 2017-03-17 04:19:36 73499
    "Huh, geez. That sounds scary! But I'm glad she's okay now. Soo uh, how many more of you precures are there? I know Gull-chan's one and you are, are there others?"

    Sayaka takes a step towards Naomi, reaching out to rest a reassuring hand on her shoulder. "Don't worry! Even if he's after you, I'll back you. Just call me if you need help, okay?" she smiles reassuringly.

    Ahh yes, but there were other precures, lots of them. Trapped. Sayaka sighs, "Dammit! Then we need to get back there, however and wherever that is, and free them!"

    Then an invitation is handed her. "Ooh! Thanks! What kinda stuff do you want for your birthday?"
Naomi Yomada 2017-03-17 04:31:27 73500
Naomi Yomada shrugs, "There are Precures all around the world. Here I can show you some of them." She pulls out her Cure Line and begins going down her contact list. She's got everyone on there from Blue-sama to a team called Wonderful Net Pretty Cure. The two of them appear to be Hindi in appearance. There are a LOT of Precures on the list. "Blue-Sama has almost an Army of us around the world fighting the Phantom Empire. Cure Southern Cross is fun to talk to. I love her accent!" She giggles over that.

She nods, "Oh umm. Yes. I will call you and let you know." As the topic moves to the trapped Precure. She frowns and shakes her head, "They aren't in Earth. Heck I dunno if they are even in this dimension. I think Phantom takes us there when he wants to defeat and trap us. Gull-chan and her sister Tide-san have been there. Gull to rescue Tide and Tide was imprisoned there. I dunno what it would take to free them all. Plus we'd have to deal with Phantom to even begin to think about getting them out. The easiest way I think to do it would be to defeat the Phantom Empire. The problem with that is, its not an easy task. I only came close to defeating one of the generals. There are generals all over the world. Three here in Tokyo alone."

Then she blushes, "Oh umm, Well I like inventing things and umm. Well I like the idea of princess-y things. Oh I like dancing. I love dancing a lot!" She then gasps and covers her mouth. Did she really mention about the princess-y things. She instantly flushes red. "Umm I mean, I just like to have fun and stuff ya know?" She quietly swears under her breath wishing Gull-chan would have never even let her entertain the thought of her own fantasies.
Sayaka Miki 2017-03-17 04:48:39 73501
    Sayaka nods and hms, "Sounds like a big job. But if y'all are in contact with Precures around the world, then that helps, a lot." she smirks, "I guess I dont have a lot of contacts myself anymore, but I just have myself and my powers to offer. It must be nice, having a place to belong, knowing there are other Precures out there going through the same thing as you.."

    She chuckles then as Naomi lists off the stuff that she likes, making a note of them all in her phone, "Alright, that's pretty cool! I'll keep that in mind.." However, glancing atthe time, Sayaka realizes she has another study session with Naru coming up soon.

    "Listen, Naomi-chan, I gotta run, but it was nice talking to you, again!"