Happiness Ensues

Miku writes a song. The results are not what she was expecting.

Date: 2017-03-17
Pose Count: 13
Miku Kohinata 2017-03-17 05:26:31 73502
It's late evening, well past the hour when Verone locks down for curfew. The lights in the dorms are mostly out, and most of the students have fallen asleep.

But not everyone.

There's a window open, on the second floor of the girls' dorms, with a single light on to show the way. Inside, Miku Kohinata sits at a worktable, her laptop closed and her a small keyboard out along with the book that is of so much controversy. She's dressed for bed, in a pair of pink silk shorts and a matching button-down top.

Taking a deep breath, Miku grabs her phone and taps in a quick message.

TXT to Alexis: I found my inspiration. My light is on, and my window is open, if you want to join me. But I need to write it now before I lose it.

Setting the phone down, she leans forward, opens the book, and starts to write.
Alexis Raskoph 2017-03-17 05:45:05 73503
It really probably will not come as a surprise to her anymore that the responding text message comes back immediately. Not that it's really all that complicated this time around to begin with.

TXT to Miku: omw

That short of a message probably didn't even require any cheating to get it out so quick.

It takes some time for him to get there this time around-- partly because this is the first time he's going this deep into the verone grounds after him going MIA on the non-magical world, so he has to take a moment to figure out how to actually get all the way to her room.

...Not that he really ever went to the girls' dorms even while he was still actively going to school.

When he DOES get to the window, it really doesn't help the whole image of looking like some character from a cheap, trashy young adult's novel about vampires. The partially-opened window slides further open with a creak to alert Miku to his arrival-- and find him precariously perched upon the windowsill in a crouch, arms draped over his knees.
Miku Kohinata 2017-03-17 05:51:54 73504
Something, however, is amiss. Miku is in there, writing away, but she isn't alone. Inside with her is a sixteen year old boy who stands out painfully from Tokyo's norms. A caucasian of Europe, he is tall and broad-shouldered, with an athletic build. Brown, short hair covers his scalp, with the backs and sides shaven short. He and Miku are deep in conversation, both smiling and laughing. At the sound of Alexis reaching the window, Miku and her guest both turn to face him.

Alexis has seen those green eyes before. They look back at him whenever he chances upon a mirror. It's his face, his features, his eyes, his everything--it's even his smile, though he hasn't had cause to wear it of late.

Miku turns, too, still smiling, until her eyes catch sight of movement. She shrieks and stands, sending her chair clattering as she backs away suddenly from both Alexis boys.

"What the hell!" she declares, backing towards the bunkbeds. The top is made up neatly, but the bottom is covered with sheats, making a little den beneath the main bunk.
Alexis Raskoph 2017-03-17 06:13:03 73505
This was definitely unexpected. Unexpected enough that Alex, certainly, ends up staying at the windowsill in complete, perfect stillness. Staring at the familiar image. Is there a mirror there? No, no. There's emotions there he *knows* he can't process right now. And for that matter, the other boy is probably wearing the brown leather jacket he was previously known for too. The leather jacket he left at the Shitennou's place after he turned.

A slow blink.

"..............That's my line, Miku," he growls, and promptly bounces himself forward, of the window to get his feet onto the floor of Miku's floor. It's not her she's looking at, but rather this-- clone? Ghost? Whatever it is, and he all but snarls after drawing his hood back, "Who the hell is that?!"
Miku Kohinata 2017-03-17 06:14:49 73506
Miku's face flushes with irritation. "Too familiar," she warns him irritatedly. "He's you!" she says. "Or I thought he was." She glances at the smiling Alexis, who holds his hands up defensively.

"Hey, don't look at me," he says, amused with the situation. "You're the one who asked me to come by. I have no idea why there's two of us, but I'm glad to know I have a twin!"%
Alexis Raskoph 2017-03-17 06:21:58 73507
Alex has to remind himself of the facts that 1) He is in the middle of the Verone school's girls' dorm and 2) This doppleganger doesn't at least seem immediately willing to fight to keep himself from outright lunging at the OTHER Alex.

It's not that he isn't still considering it, though, judging from the grind of his teeth and the ever-deepening scowl forming over his features.

"What did you do?" He asks outright then, voice still edging dangerously towards a snarl-- it's definitely directed to Miku, even if he's keeping his eyes on his mirror-image.
Miku Kohinata 2017-03-17 06:25:51 73508
"Geeze, Raskoph-san, I told you exactly what I was doing!" she says, then glances between the pair uncertainly.

"Hey, why are you so upset, brother?" asks the one in the jacket, smiling still. "Miku didn't do awnything wrong. She was just telling me how she wrote a song to make me happy," he explains. "And it worked!"

Miku flushes with embarassment again. "Too familiar!" she reiterates frustratedly. "And I don't even know which one of you's the real you! You're like twins, except I know you can't both be you!"
Alexis Raskoph 2017-03-17 06:34:51 73509
At least the clone also has Alex's awful habit of forgetting about japanese name-using etiquette.

"I am not exactly inclined to count that as 'working'," growls the still-darker Alex - let's just call him Darklex now - and he turns his eyes briefly to Miku. "It really wouldn't be just *that* easy, would it? If you wrote a song about happiness for me, it didn't *make me* happy..." The grind of his teeth is almost audible, at this point, while his gaze slowly sweeps back to "...It made an Alex that *is* happy." And just like that, one of his hands snaps up to point a finger accusingly at the jacket-wearing Alex. "And *don't* call me brother, arschloch."
Miku Kohinata 2017-03-17 06:39:09 73510
The smiling Alexis snickers a little and glances towards the angry Alexis. "Arschloch, ja? Zumindest erkenne ich den Wert eines guten Witzes. Geh weg. Ich werde ein besserer Freund zu ihr sein."

Miku blinks in confusion as she looks between the two. "What?" she asks. "Japanese!" she says. "Or English, at least. I don't speak German. What are you talking about?"
Alexis Raskoph 2017-03-17 06:53:21 73511
The german words cut deep into Alex. And he is *not* happy. His eyes widen up and his pupils dilate, fingers of his hands both twisting to squeeze into fists.

"Miku," he growls, past grit-together teeth. "You better come up with a way to undo this before I decide to do something that is going ot wake everyone in this building up."
Miku Kohinata 2017-03-17 07:17:29 73512
"Too Familiar!" Miku growls out, finding her backbone. She steps forward from the bunkbeds towards the darker Alexis, pointing her finger angrily. "Get out. I don't care which one of you is the real one of you, both of you get out," she tells him. "I didn't invite you into my room so you could be a jerk!"

"Miku," says the smiling Alexis, looking briefly wounded, but still more amused than bothered. "Surely we can work thi--"

"OUT!" Miku reiterates loudly, "before I wake up the hall monitors and tell them Alexis Raskoph has come back!"
Alexis Raskoph 2017-03-17 07:30:28 73513
There's still anger in Darklex's face, but surprise mixes into it when Miku comes right up into his face. He'd been hunched over slightly, possibly, on account of being prepared to pounce on a moment's notice, but her pointing finger jolts him to straighten his stance out while he stares around the single digit towards her.

It's not that he's warded the anger away, but he's-- calming, at the very least. The final reiteration and threat brings a grunt from him, and takes a single step backwards, towards the window.

"...Call me later," he mutters, instead of trying to insist on talking things out further-- already starting to turn to climb back out through the window.
Miku Kohinata 2017-03-17 07:38:59 73514
The other Alexis rolls his eyes, but smirks amusedly. "As you wish," he says, before rising and heading towards the window. Miku steps out of the way, then sighs and reaches up to put her hand to her forehead.

"What the hell," she mumbles to herself, as she shuts the window behind her.

Stepping away from it, she sits back down at her desk, and pulls the book back open, reading through the words she just wrote carefully. "What have you done?"