How to know they like you


Sayaka, Miku and Alex go to a Karaoke bar to relax and have fun. Things get complicated, confusing and just plain awkward.

Date: 2017-04-29
Pose Count: 98
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-04-29 01:46:07 75400
Sayaka Miki had texted Alex the location of the Karaoke centre, not that she expected mr. Grimpy to show up!

    Still, she was determined to have fun, with or without him and hopefully Miku will still be here!

    She arrives a few minutes early, waiting impatiently outside the karaoke centre, playing a tacky game on her phone as she waits.
Alexis Raskoph 2017-04-29 02:11:41 75401
There hadn't ctually been any response from Alex. In way of text message or otherwise. Which might be a bit concerning-- or depending on how the girls view Alex, probably expected too.

But down the road rumbles a motorcycle -- a black suzuki bearing a rider wearing a brown leather jacket. It veers off the road proper to come rolling slowly along the sidewalk and up to the karaoke center proper before the engine is killed off and the rider kicks the supporting leg of the bipedal vehicle down. He doesn't dismount immediately, though-- but the head covered by the mirror-visored helmet does turn to regard Sayaka over there. Silent and unmoving otherwise for a few seconds before his gloved hands move up to pull the helmet off...

And reveal the face of Alex, stretching his head from side to side after freeing it, and running one hand through his hair to rid himself of helmet-hair-effect before calling Saya's way, "Yo."
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-04-29 02:34:21 75406
Sayaka Miki checks her phone for messages but doesn't have high hopes for Alex. At the best of times he's a crankypants
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-04-29 02:34:42 75407
at worst a crazy lunatic, but its not entirely his fault. Either way, she's at least learned patience through *attempting* to help him.

    When she hears a bike revving up (has she ever seen hus bike?!!), she peers over at him..

    And stares. Really? Alex is here on time? And Miku is the late one?! She smirks, rising to her feet.

    "Yo yourself..You're actually on time! It's a miracle..Didnt think you would come.." she half teases, expecting the usual glum response. But its a try!
Alexis Raskoph 2017-04-29 02:46:17 75408
This would in fact be the first time Sayaka's seeing Alex's bike. Or the leather jacket for that matter.

"Yes, well..." He murmurs as he hoists his leg up over to smoothly dismount the bike with helmet stuck underneath his arm for the time being, turning to settle his eyes on Saya again once he's settled properly on both feet again. "I figured it's not as if though it's going to hurt me, you know? Though me trying to sing might hurt *you*, so give me the microphone only at your own risk," he says with a wry, amused smile. His head nudges towards the door then with a question of "Should we go in?" and-- wait.

He just smiled.
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-04-29 02:51:02 75409
Sayaka Miki ...Stands up and stares.."Ummmm...Alex..? Since when did you have a bike..?"

    She steps nearer, stares at the bike, stares at him..Then...He smiles!!

    Wait, what?! He...Smiled??!!?! omg..The world us gonna end.

    "Umm...Are you..Feeling ok?" because that's not normal. She's so concerned, she even dares to..To reach up and touch his forehead.

    Cuz the only way he'd smile is if he's sick...Right?
Alexis Raskoph 2017-04-29 02:57:32 75410
"...Since forever...?" Alex answers with his head turning to give a bemused look back at Saya, with eyes widened and blinking, brows raised. "I mean... I wasn't really using it, though, after I changed, since I was trying to stay off the grid and all and, you know..."

But then she asks that. And the confused blinking continues. His eyes track her hand reaching over to touch at his forehead, before his head cocks to the side. And then he catches on.

"...Yeah, I'm okay," he murmurs in a suddenly-gentle tone of assurance, one gloved hand reaching up to take her hand and carefully guide it down away from his forehead-- and he offers a faint smile to her. Besides that, she'll probably notice that he is, in general, much more expressive than during all the time she's known her. More animate. The tone of his voice isn't the dull deadpan anymore, either.

"...I'm okay."
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-04-29 03:11:21 75411
    "Umm..." she stares at him suspiciously, snatching her hand back, arms folded.

    "Ohhh..I get it, you've got the bike to go with the rest of the 'bad boy' persona.." she laughs, shaking her head, still confused, still having not caught-on.

    With a shrug - he's usually a weirdo in the best circumstances - she heads towards the entrance, about to open the door when something registers.

    "...Wait what? Changed?? What the heck you talking about, Alex-kun?"
Alexis Raskoph 2017-04-29 03:22:26 75412
Slow blink at Sayaka from Alex. "...I mean I stopped driving it after I turned into a vampire and basically went all Missing Person," Alex explains before setting to follow after her with the few second's worth of delay. And then stopping besides her at the door again, scratching one finger along a cheek.

"...But. Uhhh... So... I'm kinda. Not one. Now. Anymore."

His tone has turned distinctly more akward now. And the cheek-scratching continues while his eyes drift off to the side from Saya. "...So I guess you could say I'm... cured."
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-04-29 03:37:04 75413
Sayaka Miki smiles, moving over to hold the door, bracing herself for the usual smarkiness, reminding herself that she is trying to cheer him up and get his mind out of its hopeless state.

    "Yea, guess we'd better het going, I'm sure Miku-chan will be along shortly.." ugh, please dont stand her up!!

    Then he drops another bomb. And Saya just stares at him some more, nearly letting go of the door.

    "..Not a which what now?" yea, she's still confused. Or disbelieving. Or both. cuz that 'cure is supposed to be impossible, right?

    Then he says it. Sayaka laughs. Because, he's probably joking, right? His humour was always terrible..
Alexis Raskoph 2017-04-29 03:45:51 75414
Alex sends another sloooow blink at the bluenette. "...Not a vampire," he reitertes, and... there's probably another small moment of akward silence.

"Well..." His hand slowly turns to the back of his head, rubbing at his scalp through the short strands of brown hair there. "...So, my energy levels were all weird, right? So this Sailor Mercury did some study on me with Norie's help and then... literally cut off my connection to the Dusk Zone and tore the corruption out of me after. So... yeah."

And as if the mount of emotiveness wasn't already significantly more than he'd usually had before, there's actually some red color starting to gather over his cheeks now too, when he looks away from Saya and mutters, "...Sorry, I... probbly should have... you know... Let you know earlier..."
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-04-29 03:51:54 75415
Sayaka Miki seems to mirror his own reactions, blinking slowly as it hits her..And this time she lets go if the door, letting it slam shut.

    "Woah...Seriously? For real? No way!!" she laughs, this time rumning towards him and..About to hug him but stops.

    Right. He doesnt like hugs. Big jerk. "Um. Well. I'm happy for you.." she smiles, reaching out to play punch him in the chest.

    "Silly! And you said it was hopeless?! Didnt I tell you not to give up?"

    Long pause. "When exactly did this hapoen..?"
Miku Kohinata 2017-04-29 03:56:26 75416
Miku is late. Miku does not like being late. Miku is not usually the late one. But her phone fell in the toilet (ugh, don't ask), and a car splashed mud on her leaving the campus (seriously, her jean-capris didn't come that way, and her white lacey tank-top sure as heck wasn't supposed to have splotches of brown), and then she missed the bus.

Thus, nearly fifteen minutes late, Miku climbs out of the public transit system, a truly annoyed expression on her face, looking like she's been beat up and dragged behind a car for a few kilometers.

This is super not her day.

Nevertheless, she's not about to miss Karaoke even for the worst of days, so with her backpack slung over one shoulder, the teen heads towards King Karoke at a double pace.
Alexis Raskoph 2017-04-29 03:59:27 75417
The fact that Sayaka suddenly slowed down her run towards him prior to actually reaching him seems to draw a reaction of mostly bemusement from Alex-- with a rapid eyeblinking following from the play-punch.

"...Well, the Dark Energy in me didn't really let me feel any other way about it, you know?" He insists in a mutter, turning hsi head off over to the side with his lips sticking out a bit in an exaggerated pout. Tht doesn't last for long, though.

Especially not so when she asks that question, and he directs a hand to scratching at his cheek. "...Yesterday. I spent most of the time until now recovery, too."
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-04-29 04:12:25 75418
Sayaka Miki arches a brow, waiting for a good explanation, and it had better be good.

    She counts on her fingers, trying to do the math, and it kinda adds up.

    "Umm, wow! I mean..How did it feel..Was it painful..?"

    Then Miku arrives and she smiles, "Miku chan! Good to see uou! You'll never guess what hapiened to Alex-kun!!"
Miku Kohinata 2017-04-29 04:24:48 75419
Miku looks up at the calls from Sayaka, then blinks at her cheerfulness. She looks rom Sayaka to Alexis, then back to Sayaka, then observes, "If I do guess, do I win a prize?" she asks Sayaka, then promptly says, "Because it looks like he's lost his grump. Which I'm guessing means he's not a vampire anymore." Beat. "Which is to say, you look like the clone I created. Are you the clone I created?"
Alexis Raskoph 2017-04-29 04:41:20 75420
"...I mean I wasn't really conscious for most of it so--" Alex starts telling Saya in answer before he turns his eyes to Miku-- and his brows shoot up, first, before scrunching down in a frown. "...What's *that* supposed to mean?" He asks first, and then lets out a huff. "I'm *nothing* like the clone!" He goes on to declare, with the kind of energetic boasting that would hve been considered COMPLETELY uncharacteristic of him just a few days prior. "That thing was just some robot designed for nothing more than smiling creepily! This here--" He jabs thumb against his chest. "--Is the genuine thing! Hundred Percent Alexis Raskoph! The original!"
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-04-29 04:46:00 75421
Sayaka Miki smirks, nodding slowly and looking bemused, "You got that right. From what I hear, your cline was basically my dream g---errr.."

Shehe flushes, then laughs nervously, waving a dismissive hand, " I mean, yeah, a total robot! Notging like the original! I mean, who'd want a happy cheery Alex anyway?!"
Miku Kohinata 2017-04-29 04:57:40 75422
"... so exactly like the clone," Miku replies, tilting her head. "I mean, it's good," she says. "Glad one of us is having a good day." She pauses, then looks to Sayaka, arching her brows. "Uh. If you guys want, though, I don't want to be a third wheel. I can just ... let you two have this time together. I should probably get home and change, anyways," because of that whole clothes ruined by mud thing, "and I still need to rehearse for that concert."
Alexis Raskoph 2017-04-29 05:04:20 75423
"Nothing like the clone!!" Alex insists with another HUFF of a sound-- before he looks aside to Sayaka with a few blinks and then spreads his arms apart slightly. "I mean-- imgine if I actully just smiled all the time? Like I mean *ALL* the time. And that was *all* I did. Think about it-- that kind of thing is just creepy. And not genuine! BUt... that's not how I am. I am able to feel all these other things, but still able to smile too-- and because of that, when I do?" His teeth flash out in a sudden grin, and he tightens one hand into a fist that gets pumped in the air in front of him. "You'll know that's the real thing!"

Well. He's definitely more animate without dark energy inside him.

And cue his head twitching slowly towards Miku, and cocking it to the side in confusion. "...Third wheel for what?" He asks thus, with a slow blink.
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-04-29 05:09:29 75424
Sayaka Miki arches a brow at Miku and slowly shakes her head. Seems he's still clueless as ever.

    She sighs as she pushes open the door. "Dont be silly, Miku-chan, you're not a third wheel, I mean there'd have to be a couple for that and there's obviously nothing like that here and uh I'm just gonna go inside and grt a drink so uh uh see you soon okay??"

Shehe forces a smile but her eyes say otherwise, seeming a bit upset about something before darting inside.
Miku Kohinata 2017-04-30 04:25:21 75426
Miku looks between the pair of them--especially staring after Sayaka--then rolls her eyes a little dramatically. While Alexis is smiling and being more animate, Miku seems to have found her own personal raincloud. "Whatever," she says frustratedly, as she passes by Alexis to follow Sayaka inside.

From behind, Alexis can see that the mud is even worse. It looks like she must have sat right down in a puddle! Her poor jean-capris are practically ruined.

But what's Miku going to do about it, right now? It's not like she's got a chance of clothes handy. So she just follows Sayaka towards the karaoke bar.
Alexis Raskoph 2017-04-30 04:41:03 75427
And so Alex is left staring after Sayaka for a long moment in too-- eyes widened in confusion. Aaaand slowly blinking.

...And then he's left staring after Miku for a good moment too. Confusion levels rising.

"I... What?" He mutters quietly to himself as a result of all of this, and it's only after that moment of delay that he brings himself following after that. "...What's up with them...?"

And once inside, and in somewhat conversational range again, he asks of Miku first, "What happened to you?" Because of all the mud, see.
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-04-30 04:49:57 75428
Once inside, music blasts thru the club, but in a good natured way. Theres the stage at the back and the mic, and the smell of good food everywhere.

    It seems to lighten Sayaka's mood a bit and she grins at Miku, "You ok? need a change of clothes? I have my school uniform in my bag.."

    She sways to the music but not yet full dance mode yet. "Shall we find a table?" Alex is somewhat ignored at the moment.
Miku Kohinata 2017-04-30 04:54:07 75429
Miku glances at Alexis, then shrugs her shoulders. "Car drove through a puddle at like 70 kph right next to the bus stop. Puddle was full of mud. I was waiting for the bus. Which, by the way, wound up really late. Which is why I was --" Miku cuts off, half-choking at Sayaka's suggestion.

"Uh. I uh," Miku replies, eyes widening a little. "I don't think ... are we the same size? I mean. I guess I could. If you didn't mind. Why do you just carry that around!?"
Alexis Raskoph 2017-04-30 05:05:40 75430
"Probably 'just in case' or something along those lines," Alex suggests upon passing by Miku with his free hand digging through the inner breast pocket of his leather jacket -- with it now unzipped all the way to leave it's lapels hanging along his sides.

"What do you two like to drink?" He asks of them both then, with a look sent over his shoulder, as his hand draws out with his wallet. "I have a fake ID so I *can* get alcohol and stuff, but they might get a bit pissy if they realize I'm giving that kind of stuff over to you...? And I am driving so I guess I... shouldn't get any... at all..." Beat. "I brought that for absolutely nothing didn't I." Nevermind the fact that he even *has* a fake ID in the first place.
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-04-30 05:13:29 75431
Sayaka Miki smiles at Miku, "Well I had to go to cram school before coming here and tgey're super strict! Annnd we're about the same size, so should fit you fine! C'mon, lets at least make the rest of the day go well, even if some things are weird and unexpected."

    She totally just glared silently at Alex as she says that.

    Looking back at Miku, she smirks, heh, how anout we get drunk? we dont have to dr---"

    Wait did he just say fake ID?! "Umm seriously Alex-kun?! You have fake id??? Soooo? Ho get us some of the good stuff!!"

    At least he's good for something, grr!!
Miku Kohinata 2017-04-30 05:18:52 75432
Alcohol? Drunk? No no, Miku is a respectable young woman! She's got school! She's--being dragged off confusedly towards the bathroom before she can protest! Maybe she just won't drink. But given Sayaka's excitement? This is probably going to wind up going exactly how Miku doesn't want it to go.

"I-b-wh?" is all Miku manages to say as Sayak drags her towards the restroom. This is not really an answer for Alexis as to what kind of drinks she likes.

Once they reach the restroom, Miku gives one last glance over her shoulder, then follows Sayaka in. "You sure about this? I mean, I appreciate it. I feel gross standing around in muddy clothes. But like. Well. I guess it'll be fine. What school do you go to, anyways?"
Alexis Raskoph 2017-04-30 05:26:37 75433
"Uh..." Alex ends up pausing for a loooong moment to just... kind of stare in bemusement after the two girls. Slow blink. Blink. Blink.

"I'll just..." He murmurs, sheepishly. "...Get us a table. Or. Like. Room. However that... works here..." He is not particularly familiar with the japanese karaoke club scene, see. He'll figure it out, though. He even gets drinks! A whole bunch of them to choose from!

Though he does not bring anything stronger than cider for now.
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-04-30 05:33:03 75434
Sayaka Miki grins as she pulls Miku towards the washrooms. "C'mon, I want you to have fun, after the crappy day we had!"

    She smirks at Alex, "Be right back!" amd they dart off, "Yeahhh, I go to Infinity..But I'm hardly gifted or talented really. Dunno why I'm there really, guess cuz of rich parents. Always just drufted thru life, searching for my purpose or talent.."
Miku Kohinata 2017-04-30 05:40:16 75435
"We?" Miku asks Sayaka, still a little confused. "You had a bad day, too?" But she's at least starting to get over hers. A change of clothes does sound like a good idea. Once they're out of sight, Miku drops her backpack to the side, slips off her sandals, then starts pulling off her soiled blouse.

In moment's she's stripped down to her underwear: light teal coloured, with lace ruffles on the bra and the hips of her panties, little bows at various places. She glances at Sayaka nervously, but accepts the offered skirt and school blouse, then pulls them on. Sayaka's just a few centimeters taller, which means the outfit fits rather well, all things considered. Miku leaves the bow aside--red just isn't her colour--then shows the whole thing to Sayaka with a quick turn. "How do I look?" she asks curiously.
Alexis Raskoph 2017-04-30 05:47:32 75436
And meanwhile, Alex has been getting private room rented for the three of them and gotten a trayful of drinks -- including a mix of various sodas, water, and a couple bottles of cider. He was rather insistent on just giving the tray of all the stuff to him right then rather than delivering it to the room, because he is NOT in the mood to fast-talk his way through a waiter bringing alcohol to young girls that haven't proven their ages.

With all that done, he doesn't stay to wait in the room itself, mind you-- rather waiting just outside, leaned up against the wall by the door so that they will know which way to go, at least.

"...This is now how I expected my day to go..."
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-04-30 05:56:10 75437
Sayaka steps back, letting Miku get dressed without overcrowding her. For now, the large single stall is unoccupied, as most people are going to the larger stalls at the front.

    Still, she bites her lip, feeling a bit self conscious and avoids looking at her as she changes. m frilly panties. Cute...Errr, not peeking at all!

    Saya hands her the uniform and once she puts it on she smiles, "Heey, not bad! You look good in an Infinity uniform! Well we should find Alex..."

    She rolls her eyes, "Hopefullky he's not too cluelessto get drinjs and find a table!!" there is an edge to her voice as she attempts to gently grab Miku's hand, leading her thru crowds as she searches for Alex.
Miku Kohinata 2017-04-30 05:58:06 75438
Miku hastily stuffs her own clothes back in her bag, then tosses it over her shoulder just as Sayaka grabs her hand. "Ack!" she declares lightly as she's dragged back out into the club. But at least now she's smiling, and not at all trying to get away from the bluenette as they head out to find Alexis.

"I don't think he's dumb," Miku says, raising her voice over the noise of the music. "He's probab--" she pauses, then points with her free hand. "There he is," she calls. "Maybe you were right after all. He's just leaning against the wall like an idiot. Geeze, do we have to do everything? Let's go collect him."
Alexis Raskoph 2017-04-30 06:03:52 75439
And Alex awaits. And awaits. And continues to lean agains the wall in the sort of thug-lean where his hands are in the pockets of his jeans and his arms are pushing back the lapels of his jacket, and his back and shoulders are slightly slouched. And his foot is tapping against the floor.

When he does spot them coming on approach, though, he pushes himself away from that lean and nudges his head towards the door. "Yo. This one's ours. Drinks're already there." And without waiting for anything else, he goes to push himself through-- and for the booth where the drinks have already been spread out to wait for people to drink them.
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-04-30 06:07:42 75440
Sayaka Miki says, "Dumb? No. Clueless? Yes!! I mean, he's........Finally currd and he's not even happy to see me, and I just wamna kick his buttt! ugggggh!!!!"

    And them suddenly there he us and she practicalky runs into him, screeching to a halt, letting go of Miku's hand.

    "Oh...Heh, Alex, how's it shaking? Found us a table yet??" suddenly she's acting cool, too cool, totally unconcerned. Yea, totally not annoyed at him.

    Ser, she's kinda smiling-not-glaring for once!
"
Miku Kohinata 2017-04-30 06:12:34 75442
Miku's smile fades just a little when Sayaka tries to play off her irritation as a cool guy move near Alexis. Oh right, crushes are a thing. "After you," Miku says, motioning Sayaka to lead the way into the small room he's gotten for them. She takes a deep breath, then follows them both right in and closes the door.

"It's alright, Sayaka," Miku says as she passes from the table to the small karaoke machine at the front of the room. "I'm sure he'll figure things out soon enough. Anyways, who wants to go first?" she asks, as she kneels down to start thumbing through the catalog.
Alexis Raskoph 2017-04-30 06:24:29 75444
"...?" Alex blinks his eyes slowly at Sayaka in confusion, first, over her behaviour. "...I got us a room," he points out, with the door nudged open. "...You didn't think I was just going to. Like. Just lean against a wall while you two were playing dressup, did you?"

He's pushing his way through the doors either way, and all but slumps onto one side of the booth, lazily slouching into the backrest there before declaring to Miku's question, "I already told Saya earlier that you're *only* going to want me with a microphone if you don't value your eardrums at all, soooo..."
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-04-30 06:36:01 75446
Sayaka Miki sighs, hlancing back at Miku with a helpless shrug, "..I doubt things will change. But it's okay. He's been cured and I should be happy for him.."

    She looks to Alex and smiles, a little less coolly for omce. "I said I wouldnt force you to sing..I'm just glad you made an effort to come tonight.."

    She sighs, staring at the karaoke stage thoughtfully, "But Miku is the real talent here and I wouldnt miss that.."

    She leans gorward once seated, peering intently at Alex. "Soooo. What did you order us??"
Miku Kohinata 2017-04-30 06:47:58 75449
Miku glances back at the pair, then rolls her eyes. "I'm going to have to do all the singing, tonight, aren't I?" she asks, then sighs and heads over to the table briefly. Sayaka's got one drink in front of her. Alex is at another. And there's at hird. That must be hers, then.

Grabbing the cider without really thinking about it, Miku tips it back and takes a long drink, then sets it down and heads over to the Karaoke machine. "Alright, then, any request?" she asks curiously as she thumbs through the catalog again. "I can sing anything in Japanese or English."
Alexis Raskoph 2017-04-30 06:53:08 75450
"Sodas mostly," Alex tells Sayaka-- while he reaches for one can of some soda or the other right upon declaring that. "Couple bottles'a cider if either of you feel like the alcohol. Didn't know what you two prefer--" And for that mtter he didn't know that Miku hasn't really drinked any alcohol. "I'm sticking to the coke though." Cue sip straight from the can. "If I get buzzed and go riding my bike outta here, I'll prolly end up with the cops impounding the thing, and if I just take a bus out then it's probably gonna get stolen by Yakuza or something. And in both cases I'd have to go on this revenge rampage until I got it back and *no one* will be happy with that!"

The boy takes another sip from the can while his eyes track over after Miku-- and he considers the question for all of five seconds before he asks, "Ever sing any Whitesnake?"
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-04-30 07:00:39 75453
Sayaka Miki smirks, "Guess youre up, Miku-chan!" she chuckles, but that's a good thing, I'm sure you're waaay more talented than either of us!"

    And with that dealt with, she focuses on Alex, narrowing eyes, ready for a challenge.

    "So...Cider, huh? Thtat's the strongest you got? Really? No whiskey? or....Ojay, I've never done scotch, but I'm partial to Vodka.."

    She makes a face, downingvthe coder quickly, thirsty for a high perhaps as she waits for Miku to begin."Too bad you cant get drunk huh? I'll bet you're way more fun that way, though to be hinest, you've already surprised me tpmight..Now, if only. you werent so clupess..."
Miku Kohinata 2017-04-30 07:04:57 75454
"Whitesnake," Miku replies to Alexis, staring at him uncertainly. "All the music of Japan, America, the UK, and Australia, and you go with Whitesnake." There's a soft sigh as she rolls her eyes, then hunts the collection.

"Clueless," she mutters to herself in mimicry of Sayaka as she finds the only Whitesnake song in the album. "Yeah, that's it," she says softly. She cues it up, then steps over to the microphone.

It opens with slow strings, followed by the tap of the drummer's sticks. Then, keys and guitar join in quickly, and Miku closes her eyes.

Apparently she doesn't need hte prompter as she picks up the microphone and puts it right up to her lips--nearly swallowing the thing as she sings, in English.

    I shoulda known better
    Than to let you go alone,
    It's times like these
    I can't make it on my own
    Wasted days, and sleepless nights
    And I can't wait to see you again.
Alexis Raskoph 2017-04-30 07:11:35 75456
"--Well I didn't *know* what you like to drink, okay?" Alex protests with a huff, giving a roll to his own eyes while he drains the can of soda further. And then he's wiggling the can to Saya's way. "If you *really* want vodka, I *can* go get you vodka, but I'm gonna be eyeing that all jealous-like the whole time, eh? Remind me to just take the bus next time so I don't have to worry about what happens to the bike when I get toasted, alright?"

And towards, MIku, his eyes snap over before narrowing in indignant confusion. "...What's wrong with Whitesnake?!"

While the gruenette's preparing to get the song going, he lets out a heavy sigh and tips his head back with the can to drain the rest of it's contents-- all before giving a bemused side-eye to Sayaka. "...Clueless about what?"
Miku Kohinata 2017-04-30 07:14:19 75457
    I find I spend my time
    Waiting on your call
    How can I tell you, babe
    My back's against the wall
    I need you by my side
    To tell me it's alright
    Cause I don't think I can take anymore.

As she sings, Miku's clearly moved by the words. It's apparently a topic that's been at the forefront of her mind, because there's a whole lot of very personal emotion clear on her face as she sings. She's got her eyes closed, scrunched a little, as she sings out her heart for these two as if they were an audience of thousands. Or maybe just an audience of one.

    Is this love that I'm feeling?
    Is this love that I've been searching for?
    Is this love or am I dreaming
    This must be love
    Cause it's really got a hold on me
    A hold on me
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-04-30 07:20:01 75459
"Y'know I could easily lift that bike over one should, and haul it to your place whenever you wanted, right?" redponds Sayaka, who is titally not boasting.

    Okaaay..Maybe just a little but hey why not? She smirks, c'mon, Alex-kun, just live a little for once, hey? You achieved the impossible, and I'm glad for you.."

    She smiles, tho a touch sad, realizing his feelings. - or lack there of - never changed.

    "..But I guess I was just being selfish as always...Thinking of my self, my feelings..."

    She laughs as she downs the rest of the drink, moving to the next, "Miku is really takented..This song is...Really fitting, heh.."
Alexis Raskoph 2017-04-30 07:29:49 75461
Brow twitch. Alex considers Saya's words for a moment before he allows "...I *guess*," slamming the emptied soda can down onto the table before reaching for a fresh one. "Though I'd have to wonder just *where* you would go and put it while you were drunk..."

But then something Saya says stills him completely. To the point he doesn't even seem to be registering Miku's singing over there. He's just... silent. And his expression falls into a frown, eyes drifting downwards. Eventually, the soda can in his hand gets set down to the table, too, and he ends up slouching further against the backrest of the booth on his side.
Miku Kohinata 2017-04-30 07:32:10 75462
    I can't stop the feeling
    I've been this way before
    But, with you I've found the key
    To open any door
    I can feel my love for you
    Growing stronger day by day
    And I can't wait to see you again
    So I can hold you in my arms

Miku's taught-faced expressions aren't managing to keep away the beginnings of tears in her eyes. And her voice is starting to waver just a little. But only barely. She's not a professional, but she's damned close, and she's not about to let a little emotion stop her from finishing this performance.
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-04-30 07:40:02 75463
Sayaka Miki sighs,leaning back in her chair as she listens to Miku's passionate, expressive music.

    "Wow, she's really amazing...Miku-chan..Your voice really touches the heart..." wait, ishe..Crying?

    She bites her lip, glancing over at Aoex, "Really? When have I ever let you down..? This whole shindig is to celebrate..You..Your newfound freedom, and.."

    She closes her eyes briefly, pulling out some money, stuffing it in his hand, "go on, for once, have fun..Enjoy life..At least, maybe you've found happiness at last.." even if it is'nt with her..
Alexis Raskoph 2017-04-30 07:55:02 75464
"Whu--" Alex's eyes stare down at his hand - suddenly bearing money - in surprise for a few seconds before tehy flick up to Saya's way, blinking rapidly a few times over. "...Saya. I'm not going to take your money while my folks are actively sitting on basically a mountain of it," he insists, holding the cash back over to her way-- all while his eyes drift away from her again. "And I kind of feel like a guy that put dozens of people in a coma and nearly killed a couple more is kind of a piss-poor reason to have a celebration over." He rolls one shoulder slowly over that. "Can't really just flick some 'happy switch', you know? Ain't that simple. But-- well. Don't worry too much about that when it comes to me, alright?"
Miku Kohinata 2017-04-30 07:57:40 75465
    Is this love that I'm feeling?
    Is this love that I've been searching for?

The song repeats a few more times, and Miku manages to get through it all to the end. When it's over, she lowers the microphone back ot its stand, then steps back to the machine and picks another song for ambience. Then she steps away to sit down with her drink. She doesn't wipe away at the tears. Nope, she's going to pretend those aren't there. She's fine. Just fine. Everything's fine. Picking up her drink, Miku downs it all in one long drink, then wipes at her mouth--and uses that motion to mask wiping her eyes. "So, are we getting food?" she asks. Oblivious to the conversation at hand. Yup.
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-04-30 08:08:39 75466
Sayaka Miki bites her lip, glancing at Alex with a faint smile, "C'mon, when have I ever let you down? I'll bring it back safe and sound.." she sighs, "Well, at least no lives were list, and what was damaged can be repaired...Just try and look on the bright side at least? Please.."

    He refuses the mobey and she shrugs, taking it back, her hand briefly brushing hus, lingering over it for a moment linger that necessary. She sighs, "At least...You have a chance to start over again, right?"

    She smiles faintly before glancing at Miku, gasping amd clapping, hooting when she finishes, "That's amazing, Miku-chan!!! You're the best! It was...Oh my goodness? are you crying???"
Alexis Raskoph 2017-04-30 22:35:02 75482
"'Starting over' is not relly such a simple thing," insists Alex with an oddly grim tone in his voice. But-- he shakes his head after, and makes an effort of bringing up a small, rueful smile. "Look... I'm not gonna go all emo kid with this or anything, alright? Just... With some things, you can't just act like they're not there, you know? Can't act like they didn't happen. They're just stuff we have to acknowledge and live with."

His eyes do flick down towards Saya's hand-- and for a moment, there's a brief flicker of uncertainty there, before she draws her hand fully away.

"...Well, either way," he says with a sigh then, and cracks open the next soda can. "Not really worth it to worry about me, you know? I'll just pick myself again and punch the next guy harder. And I'll keep swingin' 'till there ain't nothing left in me anymore. That's all there is to it.

The end of the song seems to distract the both of them, though, and he still does have the sensibility to clap. Not so much of the hooting though.

...The question about the crying leaves him quiet, though. Best not to chime in on that after it's already been asked. So he proceeds to just akwardly sip from his soda can again, while watching the two over the rim of it.
Miku Kohinata 2017-04-30 22:39:03 75483
Miku looks a little uncomfortable with the hooting and the clapping from both of them, then shrugs her shoudlers a little. "Sorry," she says. Wait, why is she apologizing for doing something they are cheering for? "I like to sing. Anyways, no, I'm not crying, I don't know why you'd think that, I'm just fine." Everything's fine. We're all fine here. "I'm just hungry." Yeah, and not deflecting at all.
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-04-30 23:00:43 75485
Sayaka Miki peers at Alex behind her drink as he insists on moping, and sighs resignedly.

    "Okaaay, fine, I suppose you're at least half right, but at least have a drink and try to relax tonight? I get that memories dont vanish overnight. I do think that things are better niw than they were a few days ago though.."

    But it seems he's not the only one feeling blue tiday.

    She quirks a brow at Miku, warily, "Oh..Are you suute? Here, have a cider! C'mon you two! the whole purpose of this night was ti enjoy ourselves! So If youre hungry, lets get some food!"

    And she waves down a waitress to order a nacho cheese platter. So there!
Alexis Raskoph 2017-04-30 23:13:28 75488
Alex gives Sayaka a long, loooong stare of bemusement. He's only distracted from that particular act by Miku, to whom he notes sidewardly, "Must have been raining outside." Yeah. Definitely raining.

And finally, he lets out a heavy sigh and mutters something in german that sounds vaguely like a resigned expletive, and waves the waitress back over before she can run off. "Bottle of vodka," he declares to her then. "And a glass." Just one. Because he's the only one with a fake ID, see.
Miku Kohinata 2017-04-30 23:49:47 75492
"I am super sure," Miku replies to Sayaka, in the way that makes it clear she's super not. "Definitely rain." Because it's totally raining up by the Karaoke machine. She does, however, accept the cider from Sayaka and eye it uncertainly. "I'd love some food," she agrees, as she tips the drink back, then arches her brows. "Oh, this is what I had a minute ag--" a pause, then she frowns and looks up at Alexis. "Is this alcohol?" Yes, her cheks are getting a little red.
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-05-01 00:06:39 75495
Sayaka Miki smirks, and just shakes her head at the 'rain' comnent. Suuure..Is she all bitter over Alex's cluelessness towards her as well? Well make that both of them.

    Saya takes another sip of cider, downing it quickly, looking around for more alcohol, "Yeaah, cider's pretty weak, good thing Alex finally ordered something good!" well hopefully he ordered some soda too, cuz straight whiskey might ne a bit strong, even for her.

    "Well I could sure use a good drink.." and she reaches eagerly for Alex's glass, "But anyways, that song was moving Miku-chan!! I wish I xmcould sing like that, bet all the guys here are swooning for you.."

    Except ONE clueless one! She just wordlessy glares at Alex.
Alexis Raskoph 2017-05-01 00:15:13 75496
".......Yes," says Alex in deadpan to Miku with a slow blink of his eyes. "It's... not that heavy sort, but... You *did* look at the label, right?" Another quick blinks. "Oh, geez..." Aaand his hand goes to grab one of the soda cans brought over before - which distracts him enough that Sayaka can take the glass meant for his vodka without him even realizing - and shoves the can towards her. "Is this gonna be the part where you tell me you've never drinked before?" Guilt visibly lights up in his features with that question, too.

Not that he forgets about Saya, though! His eyes sweep over sidelong to her way, and squuuuiiint. "Careful," he urges. "If the waitstaff sees you drinking that stuff, we're probably gonna get kicked out." Because apparently he's not so concerned about her actually *drinking* so much as *getting caught for it*.
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-01 00:19:44 75497
"Never," Miku says, eyeing the bottle again. She considers it for a few moments, then shrugs and takes another sip. "And I really doubt most of the guys are actually interested in me, given I'm not interested in guys. I mean, maybe, but they'd be kinda stupid."

Miku takes another sip of the cider, then notes, "It's fruitier than I expected. Last time I tried alcohol it tasted like ... I dunno, terrible. This is good. I like it." And another sip.
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-05-01 00:34:14 75499
Sayaka Miki smiles, "Dont worry Miku-chan! I wont let you get drunk! Just leave the Vodka to me, its quite a bit stronger.."

    And she's already chugging down anither glass and pouring another without skipping a beat.

    The Miku suggests a lack of interest in 'guys' and she arches a brow. Sooo..She's only into..Girls?

    Then Alex expresses concern at getting kicked out - rather than her health or getting drunk and she rolls her eyes.

    "Well, thanks fir the concern." she responds dryly. "I'll be careful.." then someone else starts up the karaoke machine, singing an upbeat tune, "Oooh I love this song! Lets dance!"

    Of course Alex wont dance with her cuz he's so clueless, so she turns to Miku and grins.

    "So! wanna dance?"
Alexis Raskoph 2017-05-01 00:48:16 75501
"IN the defense of guys everywhere," Alex murmurs with a roll of his eyes. "Girls that aren't interested in guys don't really have a big sign on them that reads 'hey! I'm only into girls! Sorry!'." Beat. "...Well. Usually they don't, anyway. Well the point either way is don't be too hard on 'em for not knowing better."

And then he rolls his eyes at Sayaka. "I'm sure you don't wanna be kicked out any more than I do. Knowing what I know about you though, I'm pretty sure you can handle the booze anyway--" But then he snatches the glass back from her. "But I'm taking first drink. Since I'm paying." He sticks his tongue out playfully with that statement before he knocks the contents of the glass down his throat in one go. With that, he lets out a content exhale, slams the emptied glass back on the table, and pushes it back over to Saya's way, declaring, "Your turn," while taking the bottle to pour booze back into it again.

Miku, though, gets another quick concerned look. "Take it easy with it anyway," he suggests. "If you haven't drinked any before, it can hit pretty hard, you know?"

And then, finally, a blink at Saya. "Da--?" He starts, before the bluenette makes the request to Miku. He promptly silences himself from that, and gives looks back and forth between the two of them. One brow arches up.
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-01 00:53:19 75502
"I try to be equally hard on everyone who hits on me without getting to know me first," Miku replies to Alexis with a slight grin. "I prefer ... girls who I have had a chance to meet. You kno--ahh?" she looks up as Sayaka grabs her hand, then blinks in surprise.

"Where are we goin?" Miku asks. "Oh, dancing? One sec." She takes her cider and tips the rest back, then drinks it all at once. "Okay. We can dance, if you want to," she says happily. Apparently those tears are long gone, washed away by denial, entertainment, and alcohol.

"I thought you'd wanna dance with Alex, though," Miku says as she lets Sayaka drag her out of the booth. "Don't you like him?" This last is spoken at what should be a whisper, but it's a little too loud.
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-05-01 01:33:10 75508
Sayaka Miki pauses, peering back at the vodka, "Ooh, is this a challenge? Think you can out drink me?" she smirks, "How bout we take it to the dance floor..?"

    She glances between the two of em, "How about it? lets see who can dance while drunk.."

    Saya pauses a moment however, wondering if she's in a bind, but she's already a bit tipsy and feeling bolder.

    "Hah! well I guess guys dont always have signs saying 'I aint interested!' and leave girls wondering whats going on when they go hot and cold! I mean, it'd be nice...."

    With a laugh, she takes Miku's hand and heads for the centre of the room, leaving it pretty uncoear whether she's also into girls or guys or both.

    As for Miku's comment, she shrugs, "Of course I like him but apiarently he doesnt feel the same way so I guess whatever haopened during vslentines and that date before...Never really hapoened..." she forces a smile, "But its ok, really!!"
Alexis Raskoph 2017-05-01 01:56:00 75512
"Oh, you think your magically healing body alone is enough to outmatch me then?" Alex counters to Saya with an utterly *wicked* grin suddenly flashing up.

But with all that going on-- well.

Suddenly, after watching after Miku and Sayaka - and listening from afar for that matter - he suddenly goes completely and utterly silent. And scooches his way back over to one end of the booth in akward silence.

...And pours another glass of vodka for himself.
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-01 01:58:27 75513
"Wouldn't it be nice if you could just know if someone is interested in you?" Miku asks Sayaka with a faint sigh. Her cheeks are definitely red, now; her eyes a little unfocused. She's got a half-hearted grin on her face as she follows Miku out to the dance floor, then starts dancing with her. Despite being a little tipsy, she's clearly got good rhythm, because Miku manages to keep good time with the music as she starts dancing, hands up near Sayaka.

"But sometimes," Miku says to Sayaka as she keeps dancing, "Even knowing is a pain. Because like, if you know they're not into you, and you're into them anyways? It sucks. It really sucks."
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-05-01 02:08:24 75515
Sayaka Miki nods and smiles sadly at Miku. "Yeah..It'd be nice to know...I hate playing guessing games."

    And apparently she's clueless if Miku is actually talking about people other than her and Alex..

    In fact she glances longingly at him, wondering if he's gonna join them..But of course he doesnt. "Jerk..." she mutters softly, turning away from him. Let him be mopey and clueless! She'll have fun with Miku instead!

    She grins and sways to the music, hands briefly touching Miku's, twirling and ketting go again. She's got fecent rhythm at least, even if she knows no actual dance steps from any recognized styles at least.

    "wow you're a natural, Miku-chan!"
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-01 04:06:25 75536
Miku blushes a little at the compliment. She dances a little closer to Sayaka, then shrugs and looks up, meeting her eyes. She grins a little, then spins away and back again. And somewhere along the way she starts singing along with the song, and even on alcohol her voice is still lovely.

For the moment, Miku manages to forget about everything else except this. Nevermind that she's wearing someone else's outfit. Nevermind that she's very much not the target of her dance partner's affection. Nevermind that Alexis is off in the corner getting drunk. None of that matters, as Miku and Sayaka dance.

Then, suddenly, Miku replies, "It's easy to look like a natural when you're dancing with someone so pretty." She awkwardly follows up this declaration with an attempt to kiss Sayaka on the cheek. It's sudden, forced, and not very sensible. She might be a little drunk.
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-05-01 04:30:16 75543
    With a bit more alcohol in her system, Sayaka is at least looking a bit more cheerful than before, even with Alex being a big dumb jerk in the corner over there! And perhaps part of it is just a survival mechanism, knowing what happens if she gives up hope;

    But heck, maybe she can still have fun, even if Alex isn't giving her the attention she craves for. At least she seems to be enjoying herself with Miku, not even really noticing how close they're getting as she grabs her hand and twirls around, singing along to the song, although her voice is not nearly as clear and pure and beautiful as Miku's..But it is full of passion and exhuberance.

    And she laughs a bit at the compliment, reddening even, "Eh? You callin' me pretty?" and she laughs, blushing a bit at the kiss, but not pushing the other girl away. Either she really is a bit flattered by it, or she's too drunk to notice, or perhaps she just shrugs it off as good hearted fun. The kiss isnt returned, although she does continue to dance and sway to the music, smiling still, enjoying her company.

    "I wish I could be as graceful as you, Miku-chan! And you look pretty cute in that sailor girl outfit too. But..Hah! I cant believe Alex-kun is missing all this fun!" and of course at the back of her mind, she's really wishing that Alex was up here, dancing with her, complimenting her...Giving her that kiss..

    And she does swing over to the table where he's skulking and smirks, "C'mon Alex-kun, dont be such a spoil-sport and come join us! It's way more fun to be dancing when you're drunk! Check this out!" and she quickly chugs another glass of Vodka down, taking a moment to rest and catch her breath. She's not *quite* as strong in her non-Puella form, and Saya has a bad habit of overextending herself.
Alexis Raskoph 2017-05-05 03:30:35 75797
Alex didn't really seem to be paying attention during all that. Seemingly lost in some thought or another, staring off into empty space forward and lazily leant against the couch on his side of the booth. He's snapped off from that when Sayaka returns there, and he blinks his eyes rapidly at her before starting to say "I'm..." only to let that sound drift off when she proceeds to drink.

And with her taking that moment to rest there? He actually looks concerned to some measure, and starts lifting himself up from his seat. "...Oi. You okay?"
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-05 03:54:49 75798
Miku blushes at the question and looks away. The compliment in return at how cute she looks in Sayaka's outfit causes her to blush even more, and she closes her eyes. "Th-thanks," she mumbles. "And ... yeash. I'm sayin you're pretty. Like. Really pretty. And that ... it'd be nice. You know. To know what other people think."

She clears her throat, then steps away, "Shorry, I'm being an idiot. We should probably go check on your boyfr--Raskoph-kun. Or something. Else." Then she turns to start half-stumbling her way through the crowd.
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-05-05 04:16:09 75800
Sayaka Miki glances at Alex between chugs of vodka and laughs! "Of course, I'm fine! Why wouldnt I be?"

    She takes a moment to pause, wiping her mouth with her arm as she peers over at him with a faint smile.

    "I haven't had this much fun in ages, there's only one thing that would make today perfect...." and she watches him thoughtfully for a moment before looking away with a short sigh..

    "But I guess you probably dont wanna dance. So.." she laughs a bit nervously, finishing her drink, glancing over at Miku as she complements her and blushes a little.

    Right now however, her head is in the clouds, not really taking everything in that's just happened. Tonight will probably confuse her tomorrow when she is straight. And hung over, but for now..

    "Heh, you're trying to make me blush with all these compliments, Miku-cha.." she pauses at the terminology to describe Alex, biting her lip..Ah..If only..

    Then another good dancing song comez on and she peers around, then back at Alex, wondering if he's gonba join her or not. "Heh, I guess I'm still not too drunk to dance!" she laughs, throwing in another hint as she scans the crowds for Miku.
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-05 04:37:53 75802
Miku has, by now, managed to find a corner of the room to herself. There, she squats down and hugs her knees, hiding out of the way. Her head is spinning, her cheeks are flush red. She's hot, so she reaches up to start unbuttoning the shirt she's borrowed from Sayaka, just a little.

"Ugh, too many people," she mumbles quietly. "Shoulda just stayed home after I got splashed by the car. Geeze, what was I thinking?" she asks herself unhappily.
Alexis Raskoph 2017-05-05 19:03:25 75858
"...WEll I mean..." Alex mutters, with him slowly rising up from the seat now, at least, with a visible frown of concern slowly forming. "I feel like you might be getting there. ... When you're in this form, do you not... you know...?" The last of those words starts taking on akward tone, and he steps close enough to take the bluehaired girl's arm to his hand. For, you know. Keeping her steady and stuff. "Take it easy if you don't. Vodka hits really hard at our age." Didn't really seem to stop him from chugging it too, though "You and M--" His voice cuts itself off, and his eyes turn to sweep over their surroundings, eyes blinking. "...Um. Where's Miku?"
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-05-05 19:10:11 75862
Sayaka Miki just laughs and shakes her head. "Dont worry, I can take a lot of punishment..And it's not the first time I've drunk.." though definitely the first time she got this drunk.

    "Anyways, I can just use my healing powers if I get too drunk. I promised you I'd deliver your bike to your home after, so..."

    The he actually takes her arm, and she blinks. Is he actually...Oh right, just steadying her.

    "Umm I think she's on the dance floor somewhere, having fun. Like we should be. So C'mon! Lets go!" and she attempts to tug him to the dance floor, a little tipsy on her feet, a little too hyper right now but hey, this is nothing compared to battling monsters right?
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-05 19:14:06 75864
Miku is decidedly not on the dance floor. Overheated and starting to feel the alcohol more and more, the grunette has fetched up against a wall, squatted down out of the way, and unbuttoned her borrowed shirt half-way down to try and get airflow. Luckily, no one's paying her any attention, so it's not as scandalous as it could be.

Fanning herself with her hands, Miku groans a little in disgust with herself, then mumbles, "Stupid idea. I knew I should have stayed home today. God, I hate this. And somehow I'm supposed to be at rehersal tomorrow morning? Shit."
Alexis Raskoph 2017-05-05 19:38:31 75869
Alex doesn't seem any less concerned thanks to Sayaka's attempts at assuring him. But ultimately, the only thing he asks is a careful "Are you sure?" before she's tugging him along suddenly ewnough that he lets out a quiet "wagh!" when the process begins.

"Is she, though?" He asks on the way to the dance floor, though, apparently at the very least not intending to *stop* Saya from hauling him around now. "I mean, she said she's never drinked before, I feel like we should keep an eye on her now, you know...?" And he should probably keep an eye on Saya, too. He's starting to wonder if he overestimated the capacity for alcohol on both of them, but he's less certain about that when it comes to the bluehaired one.

On the dance floor, his eyes rapidly sweep from this way to that, with a frown. "I don't see her," he says, with panic briefly rising up in his voice before it calms down again, and he turns his focus on Saya again. "Did-- did you see where she went?"
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-05-05 20:05:59 75877
Sayaka Miki sighs. Doesnt look like she's gonna have any more fun tonight, and it doesnt help that Amu is spamming her on her phone, yelling at her for drinking.

    She glances at her phone, rolling her eyes as she slips it on her purse. But as Alex seems unable to find her on the dance flior, she is also getting a little concerned, peering around the edges of the crowd.

    "Miku-chaan?!" she calls out, but her voice is drowned out by the overwhelming noise. Then she spots a familiar school uniform out of the corner of her eye and gasps, rushing over to Miku. Dancing with Alex can wait, tho she has a sinking feeling they'll both want to go home now.

    "Miku chan! You okay? you drink too much? Here..." she grabs water from a random table, kneeling next to the girl as she hands her the water.

    "I'm sorry, didnt realize you would react so strongly.."

    And of course she bkames herself for paying more attention to Alex.
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-05 20:22:55 75879
Miku looks up, then smiles at Sayaka. "Hello, angel," she mumbles quietly, then blinks and shakes her head. "Ohh, water." Why didn't she think of that? Probably because she was too busy hating herself for getting drunk.

Taking the water, Miku opens the bottle, then chugs it all down. She only spills a tiny bit on her cheek. When the water's gone, she hands the empty bottle back to Sayaka. "I'm alright," she mumbles. "Just feel a little hot."
Alexis Raskoph 2017-05-05 20:38:18 75881
Alex comes up right behind Saya, and moves to crouch down besides her, brows burrowing down even more now while he regards Miku and her condition.

"...She's toasted," he declares, with a heavy sigh-- and immediately fishes his hand down into the pocket of his jacket. "I should... call a cab. I should have asked her how she was with alcohol before I ordered those drinks... Damnit..." Well, apparently Saya is not the only one blaming themselves, either. His phone is fished out and he's dialing a number in. "She needs more water. And something neat to eat-- high carb. Toast or something. And to lie down."
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-05-05 20:46:35 75882
Sayaka Miki blinks, glancing around. "Miku chan, can you stand? we have nachos waiting at the table, and water. Probably more comfy than the floor..."

    She attempts to wrap one of her arms over her shoulders and gently pull her to her feet. "So..Guess it's over now, huh."

    She looks back at Alex, smiling weakly, "I was hoping we all could have fun, cheer you up but..." did she try too hard?
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-05 20:52:50 75883
"I'm fine," Miku protests, but then Sayaka's putting her arms around her, and that's very nice. "I can stand," she says, as Sayaka helps her back to her feet. Miku leans into the bluenette a little heavily, and puts her head on Sayaka's shoulder. "You smell nice," she says. "I probably should have stayed home, though. I think I ruined your party."
Alexis Raskoph 2017-05-05 21:01:40 75886
"You are not fine," claims Alex with a sigh and a shake of his head, placing his phone to his ear while it's ringing on the other side. "And no, you shouldn't have-- I shouldn't have ordered booze. I'm sorry. Since Saya has the gruenette more or less under control and steadied, he rises up from his own crouch-- and waves his hand to the direction of the booth in signal to Saya, not being able to talk since the taxi office picked up right then nd he has to focus on giving them a place to come pick them all up from. His eyes drift downwards, either way, away from the two-- guil reflected in his gaze.
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-05-05 21:04:27 75888
Sayaka Miki laughs nervously at Miku's compliment. "Ahh, I probably smell of Vodka. But guess you're still drunk. Alex, can you take her home? I'll see that your bike makes it home too. Well I hope tonight wasnt a total loss.."
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-05 21:06:02 75889
Miku makes an unhappy face. "Don't wanna go home with Raskoph-baka," she mumbles. "He's a mean jerk, and he treats you like crap." She wrinkles her nose, then says, "Not sure how he's so stupid. If you were looking at me like you look at him ..." she trails off, then slaps her forehead. "Shut up, Miku," she mumbles. "God, I'm acting like an eleven year old."
Alexis Raskoph 2017-05-05 21:11:13 75890
Alex doesn't say anything while he's talking to the phone-- but he does turn a squint of his eyes at Miku over what *she* says. After a few more seocnds, the call is hung up and he slips the phone back into his pocket.

"Firstly-- I *guess*? But I think it would be better if you came with-- I wanna make sure you get home okay after too." That's said to Saya. "And secondly..." His eyes turn back over to Miku. "...What are you talking about?"

Uh oh.
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-05-05 23:05:56 75899
Sayaka Miki blinks slowly at Miku's confessions, blushing a little self consciously, a. part of her wondering if she is just drunk or being honest.

    "Its okay, Miku-chan..I trust Alex-kun, even if he can be a little..Clueless sometimes. I'll be fine. Puella Magi, remember? I can take care of myself and you dont want soneone stealing your bike right? I'll check in later.."

    Her phone keeps beeping and she puts the silencer on, making a face. "Later, Amu-chan...Bah.."

    And with that, sge gently guides Miku to a chair if she hasnt sat down yet, offering her another glass of water and some nachos. "I hope you got some fun out of it at least..I know I had fun, Miku-chan, even if Al--" she just stares quietly at Alex, shaking her head and sighing. Maybe she will take up Amu on that offer to come pick her up and clear her mind. "Go on ahead, and I'll meet you two later, 'k?"
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-06 02:01:44 75900
Miku flops down into the seat, but keeps clinging to Sayaka's hands gently. She looks up at Alexis, then rolls her eyes. "You're such an idiot," she mumbles at him. "An idiot so oblivious he can't even see when an angel is smiling at him. And all you do is act like your life is so awful, and woe is you, and nevermind that her life isn't that great either, and I'm just over here wishing I could do half the things either of you have done, and that I had half the attention you're getting, and feeling like it doesn't matter how mu ch I care, because the people I care about are so damned oblivious they can't see the tree they're about to run into at any given moment! I just push htem along, gently guiding them around those trees, trying desperately to get noticed, and I get nothing for it. And here you are, doing the same thing to someone else. You big dumb idiot."
Alexis Raskoph 2017-05-06 20:38:14 75901
"Saya," Alex lets out in a sigh, and turns a look over his shoulder to the bluenette. "I just want to be sure. I can come back for the bike later. Please."

That would be coming right before... pretty much everything Miku says. Alex silences himself, and slowly turns his eyes back to the gruenette, with his brows furrowed.

"...All that's pretty funny coming from you," he grumbles with a shake of his head. "You got me figured out all wrong. But I guess you aren't inclined on believing me either way. Regardless-- I don't plan on carrying any pain for very long. One day you are going to have to learn to do the same." His hand reaches over to the nacho platter on the table and pushes it to Miku's general direction. "Now eat. You'll need some nutrition in your system and a lot of water if you want to be even vaguely functional tomorrow morning. Cab's probably gonna be here in five. We--" A meaningful glance sent to Saya again. "Will get you back to your dorm safe. Okay?
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-05-06 21:07:44 75902
Sayaka Miki blinks slowly, about to protest sone more, but she realizes this is just gonna go round and round. However, Saya is a bit surprised he even cares.

    "..Huh? Okaaay, if you really think it's necessary.."

    Then Miku drops a bomb, and Saya swallows. "Miku...Chan.." she murmurs softly, leaning forward to hug Miku, hugging her tightly, "I'm sorry.." she really doesnt know what else to say or do. Nothing she can say could really help, though she peers thoughtfully at Alex, wondering if she was right.

    "Look, we're all tired and a little drunk so dont think too much of it right now, hey?"

    She laughs nervously, her words directed to both of them perhaps more than Alex, trying to lighten the situation.

    "So umm..That taxi here yet?"
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-06 21:09:32 75903
"Mmmn," Miku replies, reaching up to hold her head again. She doesn't argue further; that one rant seems to have worn out her arguments entirely. So instead she turns to the food and sticks a chip in her mouth, eating slowly and painfully. "Idiot," she mumbles under her breath, but doesn't persue it.
Alexis Raskoph 2017-05-06 21:16:14 75904
"I suppose there's one way to find out," Alex tells Saya. "We can grab hot dog or something from that stall outside for her so she can eat in the car."

Slowly, the german boy takes one step to the side to get closer to Sayaka, and... the next words come directed ot her as a whisper, instead. "Her dorm's managers are going to be really vicious at people who come back in the night in that kind of state of drunkenness. I don't think we can sneak her back to her room the normal way with the state she is. We might need to, uh... Take her straight to her room through a window."
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-05-06 21:29:43 75905
Sayaka Miki nods, "I guess so though, there's the nachos too..Are these not enough for Miku-chan?" she peers thoughtfully at Miku as she speaks, wondering if shes even eating the nachos.

    "Miku-chan, can you walk? We should wait outside.." she peers at Alex curiously. "..Wait, you want me to carry her to through the window? What about you?"
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-06 21:32:13 75906
"I'm fine," Miku protests glumly. She puts another chip in her mouth and eats it--about all the 'nachos' she's willing to eat--then reaches down for her bag. Trying to sling it over her shoulder as she stands is almost too much, but with a quick step to the side she manages not to fall over. "Hmf," she mumbles, then starts to walk as best she can towards the entrance. At least she also has the good sense to reach up and button one of the borrowed shirt's buttons.
Alexis Raskoph 2017-05-06 21:36:55 75907
The last question Saya gives Alex brings out a reaction from him in form of *all* movement suddenly freezing. Not so much as a twitch of a muscle for the duration of ten seconds, at the end of which he mutters "...............I don't know." He didn't think that far, apparently.

And then Miku's wobbling her way right past them. With a blink sent after her he declares "...She's not fine," to Saya and turns to step after her.
Puella Magi Sayaka 2017-05-06 21:49:31 75908
Sayaka Miki frowns, helping Miku to her feet, an arm around her shoulders once more as they head for the exit.

    "Okaay, we'll figure that out later. Taxi should be here any minute now.."


She sighs and shakes her head, "Alcohol was supposed to be fun..."
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-06 21:53:11 75909
Miku doesn't push Sayaka away. Instead, she leans readily into the bluenette's supportive arms. "I've got a headache," she notes glumly as they exit the club.

Out in the evening air, at least it's a little cooler. Miku shivers on contact, then huddles up a little closer to Sayaka.
Alexis Raskoph 2017-05-06 22:15:14 75910
"I know," Alex says with a sigh to Sayaka, his hands sticking into the pockets of his jacket while he walks besides the two. "...Maybe next time. ... Hope Miku has some aspirin in her place."

The cab's waiting outside, so the trio gets to be driven to the direction of Verone-- and Alex insists on paying at the end of it all. The grounds of Verone themselves are quiet and dark at this time of night-- but Alex still makes an effort of moving through carefully. He knows the grounds well, so ultimately sneaking through even with an absolutely toasted Miku isn't too much of a hassle. Once they get to the gruenette's dorm room, however, he asks Saya to take her inside and make sure she's settled properly in bed. While he akwardly waits outside for Saya to come out again.

Ultimately, Miku is potentially changed into pj's (of some cute variety) and set into bed, and the other two leave Verone behind, to get themselves settled for the night, too. Wether or not they make the respective trip together or seperate ends up being up to Saya, but that's a story for a different time.