Just BEAR with it!

Sakura met with Seth in the hospital and met his family!

Date: 2017-03-26
Pose Count: 13
Seth Locke 2017-03-26 19:53:23 74159
It's the early afternoon at the Mitakihara General; and, in a lone room, a patient's life is kept under constant observation. The patient is awake, eyes glancing out the window to the bright Spring sky, his breathing heavy but struggling to remain steady at all costs. The patient has definetely seen better days; body mass is declining, and eyes are sunk into the orbits, while the skin is pale.

Outside the room, a doctor discusses with the nurse the medication to be taken, and that the case of the patient will soon be transferred to another doctor.

The patient's name, is in the door tag: Seth Locke.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-03-26 20:02:39 74162
Sakura Kinomoto came walking in, holding a big stuffed bear that said 'Just BEAR with it!' She held it up to her head, as if she was some walking body, possessed by the power of an evillllll stuffed animal. But, instead of being an evil stuffed animal, it was Sakura!

The girl walked up and held the bear out to him. "Hi, Seth-kun!" she said affectionately. "I, ummm, I heard you were feeling paw-thetic, so I thought I'd bring you a bear-y special gift!"

She was only ten, forgive her. She wasn't too silly, really!
Seth Locke 2017-03-26 20:31:38 74166
Seth Locke's head turns to the arriving Sakura, looks at the stuffed animal, and back to her, and smiles a little - which is a little hard for him, given how he closes his eyes in effort. It could also be the effect of painkillers, dulling his mind. "Hi, kiddo. Are sakuras blooming outside?"

Yes, this is a word game! If Sakura-chan can do it, so can Seth.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-03-26 20:39:50 74168
Sakura Kinomoto grins wide and nods. "Oh, yeah, they are! It's so beautiful! When we walk out there we can see all the beautiful cherry blossoms and they're so wonderful, each one flowing around you like a--"

She then blinked and burst into a small giggle fit. "Hee hee, you're so funny, Seth-kun!" She walked up besides him and sat on the edge of the bed. She had to jump up a bit to do it. It took her two tries. "How are you feeling? Are you in any pain? Do you need anything?" She asked, looking him up and down worriedly.
Seth Locke 2017-03-26 20:59:15 74172
How do you put this to a kid, after all?

"I'm getting by", Seth replies, hesitation in his voice to go into any details. "Heard the doctors say something about my case being transferred over to my father for an emergency procedure of some sort, but I wasn't given any details about it." He clears his throat. "The medicine helps with the pain, but it's a constant pumping of chemicals to ward it off." He adds, "I could use a glass of water, though; my throat's kinda dry." He gestures towards the bottle and glass at the end table, which happen to be in the young girl's reach.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-03-26 21:03:32 74175
Sakura Kinomoto nods and then grabs the glass, puts some water in it from the bottle, and hands it over. "I'm so sorry to hear that," she said with a shake of her head. "What happened? If you don't mind me asking? Has your daddy been by to see you yet?" Because of course his daddy had come, right? What kind of daddy wouldn't be there after their precious child was hurt in such a way? Such a thought was unthinkable!
Seth Locke 2017-03-26 21:16:18 74176
"Oh, kiddo." Seth was hoping he didn't have to say this. "I got a really bad news about my family as a whole, and I reacted extremely poorly to it." He sighs, "My heart couldn't take it, and it gave out." He sighs once again, "And here I am."

"I think I saw him at some point, but I could've been so doped up, I hallucinated", he says, a little to the flat side. "But my brother Daniel's been about. And Amy's about every day after school."
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-03-26 21:22:59 74177
Sakura Kinomoto nodded, still staring at him all concerned like. "I see. Is... everything alright? In your family? Did... someone..." She then shook her head. "If you don't want to talk about it, don't have to. Sorry for asking."

She stared at him with concern. "Is... is there anything I can do to help?" She reached out and put a hand on his forehead. "Want me to call anyone? Who's amy?"
Seth Locke 2017-03-26 21:42:20 74182
He wanted to say yes, that everything was right... But he can't really say it, now can he? So instead, "No, Sakura-chan. It's not alright. Nothing was ever alright, and I wouldn't have the power to fix it if I knew how to fix it in the first place." The thought of it is... Overwhelming. So much so, that a tear falls down his face.

A tear which he wipes, and again his voice shows the sturdy facade. "Amy's my sister, four years younger than me. She should be coming over soon."
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-03-26 21:44:48 74183
Sakura Kinomoto stared at him. Then, suddenly, she moved forward and gave him the great big Sakura hug. The kind of hug that said 'Everything is definitely going to be alright'. She held on tightly for a while, before pulling back and looking up at him with concern.

"Is there anything I can do to help?"
Seth Locke 2017-03-26 22:21:36 74188
Aaaaaaaaaaw! Someone needed a hug, and Sakura was just the one who called out who!

Seth returns the hug, and he smiles. "You've already helped, Sakura-chan."

Maybe she won't understand right off the bat, but a hug can go a long way. And that shows with Seth, who seems to have taken a load off him.

The hug being pulled back, and two people are by the door. One is a young girl, older than Sakura, but not incredibly much. The other person in a man, mid-20s, ellegant and charming, also the intellectual sort.

Seth then makes the introductions. "Sakura-chan, these are my siblings, Daniel and Amanda Locke. Dan, Amy, this is Sakura Kinomoto, a friend of mine."
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-03-26 22:24:07 74189
Sakura Kinomoto nodded, grinning. Yup, a hug was just what he needed! She completely understands that.

She then blinked and turned around. She hopped down, folded her hands in her lap and bowed politely. "Hello! I am Kinomoto Sakura, a pleasure to meet you!" she said with a big, friendly grin. "And yup! I'm one of Seth-kun's friends!" Well, at least she was chipper. "I'm sorry I didn't know so many people were coming, I'd have made cookies..." she mumbled.
Seth Locke 2017-03-26 23:15:36 74195
Both of Seth's siblings offer the same bow, quickly followed by Amy's immediate complementing of Sakura's kawaii traits. "Thank you so much for taking care of my brother!" And of course, her kindness to Seth. "Maybe next time we'll all get to eat them under the warm Spring sun!"

Daniel is a bit more reserved, more mature, and moves towards Seth and starts checking the monitors like someone who knows what he's doing. "Father spoke with the Hospital's Administration", he says, "and a special case was arranged, where he will see to your recovery and treatment." He adds, "It took some convincing, but given how father is a rather influential man, and one of the best doctors the world has to offer..." Dan smiles there, "Well, let's just say that we got our 'of course' before the tea was served."

Seth can't help but hold a chuckle at the thought; then, he replies. "So, it was true... I really did see him." He smiles nostalgically.

He looks at the two girls. "Hey... What are two young girls here doing in a cramped room, instead of going out and enjoy the afternoon while it lasts?" He points towards the door, laughing a bit. "Get on out there and have fun! Do girl things! Be like the flowers, and bloom under the sun!"