Vampire spooks the Peacock

Norie and Unmei hang out, chat a bit and talk about their families and old lives. Also, they go watch the newest episode of Yoyo Magical Girl String.

Date: 2017-04-07
Pose Count: 27
Unmei Tama 2017-04-07 22:52:35 74503
Unmei Tama was sitting on the edge of the roof, leaving back and just... thinking. Why? Well, life was difficult. But... not as difficult as it once was. She was doing dozens of times better than she had been before. In fact, she was feeling pretty amazing. She felt smarter, stronger, wonderful. Braver than she ever had before.

Also, she totally knew that her life was still magical girl related. Just, now she was the love interest and not the main character. But it STILL counted. She had some carrot sticks next to her. She had always hated carrots, to be honest. Or at least barely tolerated them. But now they were pretty good. Maybe because they were hard and something she hadn't touched much of during the gluttony ordeal.
Lacrima 2017-04-07 22:57:27 74504
Lacrima appears in a sort of dark cloak at the far end of the roof. She arrives on the roof because it's easier for her than walking. She is dressed fancily, as always. She walks across the roof and is carrying a box with her. She begins walking towards the stairs down into the apartment when she turns and notices.... Unmei? She blinks and remembers... right. Kunzite told Lacrima things. She pauses and begins to walk towards her. "Unmei-san?" she asks softly, head tilting a bit with the box in her hands in front of her still.
Unmei Tama 2017-04-07 23:03:25 74505
Unmei Tama yelped and turned. Shrieked, and fell off the roof! About... a foot. She was sitting over the fire escape so... not like she could fall far. She turned and stared up at the woman, before huddling behind the edge of the roof.

Crud crud crud. There were no witnesses. She was going to die! NO! "H-hi," she squeaked, giving a nervous smile, obviously wanting to bolt like a frightened child. So, Norie freaked her out a little bit. That was... common. Everything freaked unmei out.
Lacrima 2017-04-07 23:10:12 74506
Norie Okana eyes open wide and she actually drops the box as she's about to race over the edge after Unmei, because she's positive that Kunzite won't actually /forgive her/ if she accidently killed Unmei. EVEN if she could prove it with Mamoru's weird psychometrics and empathy.

Then Unmei...floats?... Oh. It's a fire escape. If she could breathe she'd let lose a big calming breath. She frowns and offers a hand down. "Here. Let me help you back to the roof." she says softly. Her hand is cold to the touch- but she doesn't drain or anything- and she warns. "I'm cold. I won't drain you or anything. Not here. I owe Mamoru and Kunzite for helping me with some things too much to break their rules for no particularly good reason." she offers.

When Unmei is back up, she leans down to pick up the white box. It has Midori-Ya's bakery logo on the top. She head tilts.

"I spoke to Kunzite over the phone recently about some things." she says. "He said that you had worked for Eclipse at one point?" she asks. "Something about a deal, but wouldnt give me specifics besides the basics." she says. "-and that what was making you act off. I know a little about that. Myself. Are you well now?" she asks curiously- a replacement for concern- something she can't quite fell when it doesn't relate to herself.
Unmei Tama 2017-04-07 23:14:11 74507
Unmei Tama did take the hand, albeit namely because she was too scared to piss her off by NOT taking it. It was a nice, fun, catch 22, that. She was hauled up and stared up at the woman.

Then got very, very nervous. Wait, Kun told her? He told her about-- then looked relieved. "Oh! Right. Yeah. I... I was working for Eclipse. They... had a really good hold on me, since they..." She went silent for a moment and shook her head. "But Kun and Mamo are helping me. Now. And... and I wasn't myself. I even talked to Eilam and, err, apologized for everything and I really, really am sorry for, err, forking him..." she squeaked, wilting weakly under the other girl's gaze. "I panicked... I swear... I-I'd never, ever have done that normally..."
Lacrima 2017-04-07 23:28:34 74508
Norie Okana head tilts and shakes her head. "I know you apologized. I was there." she says quietly. "Eilam-kun is very precious to me. As for my relationship to him. He isn't... quite my boyfriend? But I consider him something very close to that. We share a common thread that I cannot discuss, as Eilam would not like that." she says quietly.

"Eilam seems to have forgiven you, so I am willing to drop it." she says. "As it doesn't sound like it'll be happening again." she offers.

"I work for Eclipse. I am a researcher into the Dusk Zone. I don't believe anyone is interested in looking for you. Kunzite believes that 'belongs to them' was already taken back." she looks down at the box and back up. "I brought a small cake for Kunzite and Mamoru, and whoever they chose to share it with." she says. "I don't visit very often. I often feel like a problem, and there's a few here that live here that don't like very much because of a choice I made, and a choice Mamoru made." she says. "Specifically. I attacked him to feed off him. I didn't know who he was. If I knew he was important to Kunzite, I would probably had thought twice. It did not help that, specifically, who he is, made him particularly enticing to feed from. It was one of the closest points I ever felt to being human again. The second time, when I came to ask him for help with a friend, he offered to feed me knowing he'd upset his own friends. He did. They are not as upset with me as they are him. But I don't like to be a reminder."

She head tilts. "I chose to work for Eclipse. They are the best to help me with my condition." she offers.
Unmei Tama 2017-04-07 23:34:00 74509
Unmei Tama blinked a few times, then glanced off to the side. "Oh. Y-yeah. I am pretty... unimportant, I guess." Then that next part, she cringed. "I can completely identify with just feeling like a problem," she mumbled pathetically.

She nodded, then cringed. "Yeah. Mamo is... really self-sacrificing, isn't he? He--" Then froze. Her eyes went wide. "O-oh. They... they are? I... can definitely understand that. They... were my only chance to help with my condition, too. At least, I thought they were. Turns out Mamo and Kun have... seen something like it before and were, err, able to... fix it. For me. Which was really nice of them. they're amazing..."
Lacrima 2017-04-07 23:49:11 74510
Norie Okana head tilts. "Ah." she says softly. "I was human until some point nearly a year and a half ago." she says softly. "I bought a necklace for a performance. It did this to me. I didn't ask for it. I just got really sick one day and then was in the hospital for a few weeks. Then I got better one day as if by magic. Then I woke up this thing the next day." she says.

"More or less, I am a mass of dark energy with intelligence. I don't have a 'human body'. I also don't have a lot of my emotional capacity. Mostly the positive emotions. I know when I /should/ feel them, and that's enough, usually, to guide me in a manner that isn't completely 'inhuman'. Though it's clear to everyone around me that I've changed." she offers. "When someone stops smiling completely, you wonder." she offers. "Right?"

She head tilts. "You know I'm not going to attack you outside of this unless you give me reason. Right? Like those friends you arrived with when you came to try to tee-pee my house. I was aware of what was happening. It's happened a few times. Everyone still thinks that's the haunted old manor." she clicks her tounge.
Unmei Tama 2017-04-07 23:53:23 74511
Unmei Tama paled, shuffling about. "S-sorry. Err... did you buy my whole 'traditional toilet paper gift' story at all?" she asked, poking her fingers together. "And yeah, I know it was stupid. I just... I wanted to fit in... you know? I hated being the outsider. I guess I kinda am, still..."

She glanced to the girl, chewing on her lower lip. "I... I am sorry for what happened to you. Not that it's... worth much. But... I am. And... yeah. Your condition is way worse than mine. And here I thought mine was really bad. Heh... eh." She poked her fingers together. "Thanks for... letting it go. I won't cause any more trouble for anyone. I really won't. I'll be good from now on."
Lacrima 2017-04-08 00:17:15 74512
Norie Okana head tilts. "Why sorry? You had nothing to do with it." she says. "If anything I should be upset at the vampire hunters that lost the thing at some point and let the seal on the necklace degrade to the point it could curse me, or anyone else that'd had bought it." she huffs.

She shakes her head. "What was your condition?" she asks curiously. "You haven't seen particularly sick. Maybe loopy. Yes. I didn't buy the toilet paper gift story." she says coyly.

"But more importantly, I don't think Kunzite would be impressed if I hurt you. Kunzite is..." she purses her lips. "I don't know what he's told you so maybe I shouldn't talk about it. Just. He understands, to some degree, what it it's like to be how I am." she offers.
Unmei Tama 2017-04-08 00:21:53 74513
Unmei Tama nodded. "I know, but... well, it's horrible. No one should have to go through something like that. And I'm sorry you did." She stared up at the girl with pity.

"Err... it's kind of... private. I don't really... like talking about it, if I can avoid it. Sorry. And yeah, Kun is amazing. He didn't abandon me or... even though I cause him nothing but trouble, he's stood by me and helped me and talked me down when I feel I can't go on. I could never have done this without him and Mamo. I'd... have probably done something really... drastic. If I'd had to do this alone."
Lacrima 2017-04-08 07:28:39 74531
Norie nods a bit. "If you don't want to tell me, you don't need to." she says quietly. She looks down to the box and peeks open and nods and closes it. "The cake made it through the drop I had to do to go catch you. A little messed up on the top. That's fine. I'll leave a note if I can't find them below." she says quietly.

"Mamoru and Kunzite have both helped me a lot. Mamoru taught me that the things I can express, while not... love. Are just expressing it in a different way. He felt bad when I came to ask him for help, because I asked him in a way that made me sound guilty for asking him. I don't think he liked that." she says.

She fidgets a bit. "I ran away one time. From my real life. Because I was out of control because I choosing not to feed. I don't /like/ feeding. But if I don't. I become more and more irrational before I lose my intelligence and just become a monster and feed without restraint until I come back too." she says.

"So it's better if I feed." she says.
Unmei Tama 2017-04-08 07:33:00 74532
Unmei Tama nodded. "Y-yeah. He's... really amazing. Mamo is really good at understanding people and... caring about them. And Kun is very..." She hummed. "I honestly can't tell if he likes me or not, or if he's just helping me because Mamo is. But he is helping me and... and that means the world to me."

She froze then. "Yeah... I can... understand needing to feed. Not... the same kind but..." She hugged herself around the waist. After a moment she sighed. "You... ran away from home, too?" she whispered.
Lacrima 2017-04-08 07:50:52 74533
Norie Okana nods. "Kunzite wishes to help because I believe he owes people in this city for things he was responsible for in the past and because-- yes it makes Mamoru happy." she says.

She looks down. "A friend of mine who had to move back home to Taiwan..." she says. "Was doing research about my condition. She found that my brother was... online. Accusing me of being a witch or a vampire." she says.

"My first victim was... my brother. He walked into my room when I woke up like this for the first time and... I was just overtaken by this urge to... do what I know as feeding now. He started avoiding me after that. I'm positive that... in some way. He remembers. Not. Properly remembers. But I know he has nightmares about a... purple haired witch that hurts him. I've read his diary." she says. Which she then defends. "It is a little sister's right. Vampire or not." she insists. "To snoop." she says. "I also know he's snogging his study partner." she says coyly.

She goes more serious again. "I wasn't feeding properly. I became irrational and I went home to try to... brainwash him. I stopped myself when It hit me what I was doing. So I ran away because I was afraid of hurting my family." she says quietly. "I also. Drained someone I was fond of into a coma." she says.

"When she woke up. I felt like I should go back." she says quietly.

"I'm a lot more... stable? Emotionally. Because I don't starve myself. I used to pass for a manic irrational mess. Now I pass merely as deadpan. The teachers say I might be able to go back to dance club under probation next year. That would be nice." she says quietly.
Unmei Tama 2017-04-08 08:02:11 74534
Unmei Tama blinked and stared at her, flatly. "You shouldn't go through other people's things like that. Not that I have any right to scold anyone for... well, anything. But still. And I'm sorry about your brother."

She listened to all of it, then sighed. "Oh yeah... dance club. I'm in so much trouble with them and my other clubs with all the time I missed," she muttered. "I'm lucky I haven't been kicked out too." She glanced towards her hands, then sighed.

"It... seems like you've had some pretty shitty things happen to you. I'm sorry. Can't... really say much more than that," she said with a shrug. "Just, you know. Shitty. Sorry. Happy you're doing better, though. And less like... hating yourself and stuff. And able to go back and what not..."

She glanced off to the side, not sure what to say. Finally... "I... left home, too. That was... one of the things Eclipse helped me do. They helped me escape my moth... my family. And have a new life. Now Mamo and Kun are doing the same."
Lacrima 2017-04-08 08:25:07 74535
Norie Okana head tilts. "I find it odd. Because my experience isn't typical. Most people that end up like this ask for it. Most people that end in Eclipse are being guided in, in manners like that." she says. "I didn't ask for this. I actually sought out a place like Eclipse." she says.

"I've accepted that I can't be 'fixed'. That is. Turned back to human." she says. "So I am doing my best to be a reasonable facsimile." she says.

"I fail a lot." she says.

She head tilts. "What was your family like?" she asks.
Unmei Tama 2017-04-08 08:35:25 74536
Unmei Tama blinked and looked shocked. "Why would someone want to end up like you? That... that would be horrible. To become someone who can't even feel and..." She shuddered.

She chuckled. "I fail a lot too, we can form a club," she joked.

"Err, my family?" Her arms instinctively wrapped around herself. "... My... parents were..." She shuddered a bit. "They were... better... than me. I guess. I... I was just... I always disappointed them and failed them..." she whispered. "They were smarter than me. Stronger than me. And I was just the freak who..." She took a slow, deep breath. "They both had good jobs, you know? They had their future's planned out. and... and mine. They had everything set for me. All I had to do was do what they said and... I couldn't... do it. Anymore."

She gulped. "K-Kun says that's okay. That I... don't need to... didn't need to follow them. But everyone else loved them and... thought they were amazing. I was the one no one liked so... I can't help but... wonder. You know? I mean... Kun and Mamo say I'm good. But... maybe I'm only good... now? I guess?"
Lacrima 2017-04-08 08:46:01 74537
Norie Okana says. "Power." she says.

"I dream of the man this power belonged to hundreds of years ago. He reveled in it. He was happy with what he was." she says quietly. "He was Spanish. It's why I know how to talk in an older dialect of the language and somehow know old, ancient Spanish court etiquette." she says. "That man is dead. His mind and body were separated from his power by the hunters that killed him. That's what was in the necklace. I still have dreams due to an after impression." she says.

"Technically. I do not need to sleep. But if I stay up longer than forty eight hours, I start to forget the earliest short term memories for good. It's better to sleep as normal and retain memory."

"I'm functionally immortal, so it's important I do as such." she says. "So I don't have the... um. 'Forgotten more than you'll ever learn' problem." she says.

She listens and frowns. "Ah..." she says.

She frowns. She listens. She can read between a lines a little bit. Especially when she says the word 'freak', though she can't read the whole story. "Ah." she says quietly. "My parents are just. Really worried about me. I was ... goofy? a lot? and kidding. And joking. And I liked dancing. And I had a lot of friends." she says. "Then when I became this thing." she says. "I stopped those things. And now I'm seeing a therapist and they give me pills that don't work anyways because I don't actually have any biological chemistry to affect." she says. "I'm trying to find... replacements. I've been learning deadpan humor? I make Kunzite smile and hold in laughs a lot on a good day. He knows that kind of humor. My parents are starting to catch onto it." she says. "Mamoru apparently finds my habit of reading trashy vampire romance amusing." she muses. "When I realized what I was? I thought those books would have answers for some obscene reason I still don't know." she says.
Unmei Tama 2017-04-08 08:53:18 74538
Unmei Tama nodded, frowning. "Wait, so he felt happy with all of... this? Reveled in it and enjoyed it? Why can't you? Maybe he had some special... other part of it, that you're just missing?" she offered with a shrug.

She then gasped. "Oh my gosh, I loooove vampire romances! Have you seen the Twilight movies? They're hilarious! I couldn't stop laughing through them!" she said with a snicker, covering her mouth. "sorry, I guess that's kind of weird, huh? I... like dead pan humor, too. It can be fun. Though I umm... I'm not really... fun. I'm honestly kind of boring and end up missing a lot of things like that. I am honestly amazed Kun doesn't get more annoyed at me for all the things I keep missing. He's like, a hundred thousand times smarter than me and all."
Lacrima 2017-04-08 09:04:07 74539
Norie Okana frowns. "Because he hurt people? Because he was evil? Because I don't want to revel in hurt and pain and anguish and feel happy about it." she says. "I felt 'happy' once. Like this. The only time." she says quietly. "And it's when that Kunzite told me that hurting Mamoru upset him-- because I was angry with him at the time. That he was upset and hurt and I was the cause." she says.

"It scared me." she says quietly. "I very much want to feel happy again. And smile. But not at the cost of someone elses happiness or comfort." she says.

"I can still feel guilt and worry and things that make me feel 'bad' at least." she says.

"Yes I've read the books and watched the movies. A ghost in the library basement threw Twilight at me once. I think it was trying to make a statement." she says.

She shakes her head. "You were smart enough to go to Mamoru and Kunzite for help. It's hard asking for help." she says.

"If..." she says. "Ever need another place to go. My manor has plenty of rooms. I live at home now, but the manor is where I keep my coffin." she says.

"....yes. I do have a coffin." she says. "To sleep in. Lots of the vampire... 'tropes'? Don't apply to me. But some do. I can turn into a bat. and I sleep in a coffin. But I can walk in the sunlight. I have a reflection. Garlic or Religious symbols don't affect me and trying to stab a stake through my heart just makes me mad." she says.

"Sleeping in the coffin isn't a requirement. It just feels comfortable. Very comfortable. And 'comfortable' is a feeling in short supply to me." she says.

"Right. The Manor isn't haunted. It used to be. It has a clean bill of health now." she says.
Unmei Tama 2017-04-08 09:10:35 74540
Unmei Tama froze. She stared at Norie. "You can only feel happy by... hurting others? That's... horrifying," she whispered, giving a shudder. "There aren't even words for that. It's too... and you're immortal?" She stared at the woman. Wondered how long before she decided she really wanted to feel 'happy' again.

"Ack! I knew the place was haunted! And, err... it was less smart. More I was in a lot of pain, it was a neutral place, and I... I needed someone to just... scream at and yell at and let the pain out on. And he... he helped me more than I thought he would. Like, I didn't know he was rich and stuff? So I didn't know he had these kind of... resources."

Then stared. "... Remind me never to have a sleep over at your place," she said flatly.
Lacrima 2017-04-08 09:22:32 74541
Norie Okana nods. "Yes. And yes I am immortal. I won't die of old age... I'm not a human. I'm a mass of dark energy with intelligence. It's eternal. I don't even 'die' if I don't feed, I just become something less intelligent." she says. "When people try to hurt me with mundane means It does hurt. And I bleed black ichor. But nothing will ever be fatal. I will regrow missing limbs. I will even reform if someone decimates me entirely physically."

"I am not strong enough to resist 'purification' however. I do not like being hit with positive energy. It's...."

"It's like I juuuuust feel human again and then it's yanked away from me and then something begins laughing at me and reminding me I'm not human. That I'll never be human. And then I start to feel parts of myself dissolve. I hate it. I always need to reassert myself after an experience from that. Put myself back together physically and mentally. Someday I wonder if I'll put something back wrong, and come back as a different person." she says quietly. "But so far all I've had are small stints of odd behavior. One time I came back and hit on every boy in my homeroom and then had to deal with that the next day when I was at my baseline. The other, I regenerated wanting really really weird food. Like. Mashed Potato, Pickle and Mayonnaise sandwiches. And Marshmallows dipped in gravy." she makes a 'blech' sound.

"Eating is something I don't need to do." she says. "But Food still tastes like It did when I was human and still gives me similar responses. So I do it a lot, because it's one of the few 'human' things I can do that haven't changed." she says.

She looks down at the cake box. "Naru-chan is supposed to help me talk to my brother." she says as an off topic.

"I'm going to try to tell him the truth about what I am. I'm tired of him being scared. And avoiding me." she says. "And the only way to fix it is to tell him." she says.
Unmei Tama 2017-04-08 09:25:47 74542
Unmei Tama nodded, listening to it all. "Purification? Oh. I don't think I could ever do anything like that. Mashed potato and..." She looked a little green. "Y-yeah. I can understand wanting to eat things you... never liked before. Being Gluttony sucked. I don't even know if I could touch mashed potatoes now..."

she nodded. "yeah. Food can definitely cause a reaction..." She then cringed. "Wouldn't it be better to just... erase his thoughts, if you can? I mean, you said you could, right? If you tell him, things might be worse for you. Right?"
Lacrima 2017-04-08 09:42:37 74543
Norie Okana frowns. "I refuse." she says quietly. "I can't do that. To my brother. Or my mom. or my dad." she says. "I can erase his thoughts, to a degree. I'd prefer not to hurt my brother in such a way. That's what made me want to leave in the first place. Wanting to do that." she says.

"Yeah. Purification. Sailor Moon is hard for me to even be in the same vicinity as." she says. "It's like she generates the stuff ambiently." she says.

"Doing. Things like that. They make me feel less human." she says.

She looks back down at the cake box. "I should. Go down and see if they're home to give this too now and if they're not, leave it on the counter with a note." she says. She begins to stand up and turns to Unmei. "If I come back, is there anything you want me to bring along?" she asks.
Unmei Tama 2017-04-08 09:46:31 74544
Unmei Tama shakes her head. "No. I think I might go inside too. Yoyo Magical Girl String is about to start and I hear in this episode they're finally going to reveal who the evil Pong master is who sabotaged her at the last Yoyo competition, as well as finally get some closure on whatever happened to her side kick, Swirl and Whirl."

She started towards the door to walk with her, at least to her apartment. She qas quite for a moment and then... "If... you want, you can watch it with me?"
Lacrima 2017-04-08 09:51:50 74545
Norie Okana head tilts. "I have a little time before I have to be home, so... sure." she says quietly. "That's not really a show I watch but... it's probably good for me to do something 'fun'." she asides. "And 'time wasting'." she says.

"Not that. You're wasting my time. I... I'm going to shut up now. And bring this inside. Then. Watch." she says as she follows.
Unmei Tama 2017-04-08 09:54:17 74546
Unmei Tama blinked a few times, then snickered. "Honestly, I probably am wasting your time. But, like. You're immortal, right? You've got plenty of time to waste. And I've got homework I need Kun's help with so I got some time to kill until he's available," she said with a snicker, before heading inside.

Norie would soon learn. Unmei. Was a dork. Who got way, wayyyyy too invested in these magical girl things. And seriously, Strings and Wheel were totally meant to be like, oh my gosh total OTP how can they not seeeee?!!!