Game Crown n Milkshakes

In which Seth makes the mistake of dissing the Sailor V game in front of Minako. Rei is much amused.

Date: 2017-04-25
Pose Count: 12
Rei Hino 2017-04-25 01:31:24 75200
Another day at the Game Center Crown! Motoki is in the background in this post-school time, just long enough for those from all over Tokyo to arrive. The poor young man is a bit overwhelmed, but the staff is helping him out!

And today, there's no hint of youma to interrupt. Thus it is, that one Rei Hino, Beautiful Shrine Maiden, is here in her Verone uniform. The fiery Maiden has her teeth grit, and one can almost see steam rising from her ears as she fights against the newest version of the Sailor V Game.

Down the cute sprite Sailor V goes to the Giant Demon King! Rei's dodge-roll fails! Maybe she shouldn't have picked a bow and arrow as her weapon.

With a slight huff, she walks off, and then back down with a milkshake. Strawberry with added sprinkles. Siiiip. Then she dutifully pulls out her schoolbooks. Physics, by the books and how her head seems to strain a bit. Cursed Verone classes! Her table is distinctly open however.
Minako Aino 2017-04-25 01:46:59 75201
    Minako Aino feels it in her bones. SOMEONE IS TRYING TO BEAT HER SCORE. Also, Rei is having this milkshake thing going on anyways so that means she's skipping into the crown with an adorable white tom cat on her shoulder. Artemis.
    Even kitties want milkshakes, you see.
    Minako peeks over Rei's shoulder, see she's not doing great and rests easier knowing her score is safe from the firey miko of fire.
    "Hiiii Rei-chan~" she says.
    "How far did you get?" she asks almost innocently.
    Artemis rolls his eyes. He knows what Mina is really saying. 'I see you're not as good at the game as I am.'.
Seth Locke 2017-04-25 02:02:29 75202
Coming from school after another day, Seth can be found in his Infinity uniform. He looks around for familiar people - youmas too, coincidentally, because the last time he's been here...

Well, there are no youmas, thank the spirits! As for familiar faces, Rei comes into his field of view, so he makes his way to meet her.

As he approaches, he looks at the game she's playing, and startss by commenting, "Seriously, these kawaii-styled arcade games, what is so much the passion for them?" Then he pulls out a smile, and replies, "Hi, Rei-chan."

He hasn't met Minako in her civilian guise, so he presents himself. "Greetings. I'm Seth Locke, pleased to meet you."

...Interesting, that presentation. No 'Katsumoto'...
Rei Hino 2017-04-25 02:10:54 75203
Rei has many talents. Video games as it turns out, are not hers. Minako is safe! At least until a certain Puella of the Apple Clan arrives.

"I was so close!" It was just the first level. "The bow was too weak." It was broken!

Thankfully, she's reaching for one of Minako's arms! "Let's go sit down. You can show me how to play after I finish my homework. I'll buy milkshakes." Her smile, goes from frustrated, to warm. Sparkles flow past her! Frozen treats are perfect bribery for companionship.

Suddenly Seth-kun! She gives a warm smile, and a wave. She flicks her hair just a bit.

"Hello Seth-kun. Glad to see you." She stands a little taller though! "It stars the brave and strong Sailor V! Who doesn't love her?" Her smile brightens towards Mina. Almost teasing!

Rei turns to Minako fully though. "Seth-kun is a friend of mine. He's a regular at the Shrine." Introductions time!
Minako Aino 2017-04-25 02:15:36 75204
    OH look, it's jerk who wouldn't run away when he was told! That's her internal name for Seth right now. She doesn't say it out loud. "Hi Seth-san! How are you?" she asks. OH then Seth also disses the /arcade game/.
    Thems fighting words. She follows along with Rei to the table as she huffs. She looks at Rei and narrows her eyes at that statement
    "So Seth, just hanging out after school?" she asks.
Seth Locke 2017-04-25 02:33:29 75205
"Yes, this is one of the places I come to after a day of enriching my mind with information", he says. He looks at the cat on Minako's shoulder, and produces a faint smile. "Nice cat." He'll pet Artemis if allowed.

"Anyways, my apologies to those who are big fans for not knowing the game, which is a popular icon, but back home, it's really been very much Final Fantasy or Resident Evil." He pauses there, "...Until Amy-chan decided to get the PlayStation version of the game." He shrugs, "Go figure."
Rei Hino 2017-04-25 02:41:51 75206
Smile. Smiiiile. One Rei-brow rises. She can /feel/ Mina's anger. No one disses a Sailor-V game near Mina. That's guaranteed Mina Eyes!

Sweat-dropping, she yanks out a chair, and off she goes with a cry of 'I'll get more milkshakes!'. Then she's back. A vanilla one for Mina and a chocolate one for Seth!

She too gets in some Artemis-scritches! Goood kitty! He doesn't touch her birds, after all! It should be noted there's a very tiny Cat-Sized milkshake on offer too.

And then she sits down, she devours more milkshake, occasionally glancing down to her homework. Scritch write write scritch Nomf. Frown.

"Ami-chan is very good at video games. It's scary how fast she picks things up!" There's a note of pride in her super-smart friend!
Minako Aino 2017-04-25 02:58:58 75207
    "I hear the traditions of arcades are dead in America. I don't think you'd understand." she huffs. "Arcades are an ancient tradition going down years and years!" she huffs.
    Yeah she's huffy about this. She shoves the straw into her mouth as she sips and sips in frustration. Artemis enjoys scritches, oh yes.
    She sighs and smiles apologetically to Rei. "I can't stay long Rei, I promised mom I'd try to do my homework this year instead of 'not do it'." she says. She takes her milkshake and looks towards Seth.
    "Why don't you give the game a try~" she sings as she skips out with her kitty.
Seth Locke 2017-04-25 03:08:46 75208
Seth Locke frowns a little. "Arcades, dead?" But he recalls the number of times he's been to an arcade here in Japan, and confronts the statistics back in the States. "Well, maybe not dead... But close. You can thank Sony and Microsoft for that. Nintendo, too." So maybe he understands it better than Minako thinks.

After the blonde-haired girl leaves, he hrms. "I don't think she liked me much", he comments right before he starts to sip his milkshake.

He frowns a little, looking at the contents. Does it taste funny?
Rei Hino 2017-04-25 03:13:53 75209
Rei stays out of this one. She has an eternal sweat-drop though! She shares a /look/ with a certain Good SpaceCat. Before she can think of what Usa or Ami would do in this situation, off runs Mina!

"Bye Mina-chan! Visit the shrine soon, okay?"

She just breaks down into a little laugh. "Mina-chan just gets a bit...obsessive. So don't worry about it. I'm sure she'll come around."

It's a regular milkshake! With real ice cream! The Game Center Crown prides itself on good products and games!

"So how've you been doing, Seth-kun?"
Seth Locke 2017-04-25 03:32:25 75210
"I've been...", he looks back at his records, "...doing okay, since I got out of the Hospital." He points to his chest. "This little bugger decided to act up in face of an ill news, and poof!, into the E.R. I went." He shrugs, "I got better on my own, so it looked like this was a false alarm."
Rei Hino 2017-04-25 03:47:29 75211
Wince. Rei can't really hide it. There's naked sympathy for the young man.

"Well, I'm glad you're out. Maybe those shrine visits really did help." Wink!

"You're welcome to visit any time, though. Ah!" She looks at her watch.

"I should be getting back. I really do need to finish my homework, and start chores at the Shrine. Seth-kun, take care of yourself okay?" A worried little look, and she pays for the drinks! Then with a wave, she too is off!