If Riventon's A Card Captor, Haruna's Queen Beryl

Sakura isn't doing well. The more Haruna learns about this, the less happy she is.

Date: 2017-05-01
Pose Count: 13
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-05-01 08:09:10 75548
Haruna Kurosawa has heard things. Like Sakura acting weak. Which is fine. Magical girls get into battle then magical girls have the worst after battle hangover. Sometimes they last a few days. She knows. She feels like that after fighting Phantom. But Sakura is also getting orders wrong, bringing things no one has asked for and other such nonsense. Which is a little weird.

THUSLY, Haruna Kurosawa has shown up as surprise on today's morning shift. She was GOING to take this weekend off, but she needs to check up on Sakura. She isn't wearing her uniform. Instead she's reading the newspaper. Nothing intresting is going on. Ohhhhhh Masked Tuxedo still haunts the night, WONDER WHO THAT IS, New Sailor V Game Ad... Oh, there'll be an offical Beach Opening Day Party middle of May! NOT too far from her shop! PERFECT OPPURTUNITY!

Haruna waits as she sips an iced coffee, waiting for Sakura to show up for her shift hiding behind the Newspaper it seems!
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-05-01 08:18:46 75549
Sakura Kinomoto was late. Sakura was... late. That was new. Okay it wasn't new at all she was late by a few minutes frequently. And, as usual, when it happened, she came roller blading in(just what you want at a cafe), flailing.

"I'm sorry I'm late I'm sorry I slept in!" She sure as heck didn't look it as she ran to the back. She looked so adorable, in her cute lil maid outfit a few minutes later.

Except... normally it was so pristine. Today the ribbons and stuff were all off balance, she missed a button, were... were her socks mis matched? And the bags under her eyes were so big they were like suitcases. She walked to Haruna's table, with a pen and paper. "Sorry! How can I help you today?" It... took her about ten seconds after haruna revealed herself for it to even click with the small, tired child.
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-05-01 08:37:27 75550
Haruna Kurosawa puts down the paper when Sakura arrives to her table to try to... get her. To order as she frowns a bit. "Sakura-chan?" she asks softly. "Sakura-chan." she frowns a little, not in anger, but in concern. "What are you /doing/?" she asks. "You look a mess! Is everything okay? What happened? I heard you were tired and a little sick but that's normal for you know. What we do sometimes...?" she says.

"But this looks a little worse. What happened?" she asks again as she places the paper down and rests her hands onto the tabletop.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-05-01 08:41:17 75551
Sakura Kinomoto stared at her, looking confused. Then gasped. "H-haruna-sempai!" ... Another ten seconds later, she shook her head. "W-what? No! I'm fine, really." she looked down at herself. "Is it that bad? I had my uniform ironed and everything. Toya promised he'd do it..." she mumbled. Yeah, her big brother did watch out for her during times like this. He totally wasn't stalking behind her at a distance when she went to work or anything.

"I-I'm sorry! I'll get right back to... to..." And then her note pad fell from her hands and she just... collapsed, falling forward into Haruna. It took her a few seconds to realize what happened and try to sit back up. "S-sorry... I just... lost my balance for a moment..." The girl lost CONSCIOUSNESS for a moment there!
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-05-01 08:44:13 75552
Really, the world wonders why Touya hasn't even tried to get a part time job here. Haruna would probbaly give it over in a heartbeat because of the whole 'stole your soul when I was an evil witch thing'.

But that's not here or there right now. Haruna frowns and gently stands up, grasps Sakura's shoulders and slides her into the seat opposite of hers. She steals away her order pad and shoves it into her own pockets. "Nope. No more work today. Day off." she says more sternly.

"Sakura, you didn't answer my question. What happened? Why are you tired and ill looking?" she frowns. "Are you sick? Or did something 'else' happen?" she asks.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-05-01 08:49:54 75553
Sakura Kinomoto blinked a few times, then her eyes went wide. "W-what? No! I-I can't take a day off! If I do that, everyone will be disappointed! Other people need their days off too, right? What about--" And then lists off the others and... "And what about Mr. Tokino? He comes by each morning on my shift and he always tells the best stories about the dogs he raises and..." Seriously, did she know EVERY guest they had?

Then, thankfully, she seemed to fall out of consciousness for a second, before blinking. "H-huh?" she said softly. then... she lowered her eyes. "I... I don't know. I think..." She chewed on her lower lip. "I think... whatever is draining Kero-chan is... draining... me... too," she mumbled softly. "B-but I'm working to find out what it is! Really! I-I talked to Lacrima-chan and asked her to talk to Riventan-sama so I can meet with him since I think he might--" Then covered her mouth.

Oh dear, she wasn't supposed to mention that.
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-05-01 09:12:50 75554
Haruna Kurosawa Shakes her head. "Nuh-uh. I had nothing important planned besides sitting on my tailfeathers." she says. "So I'll work today!" she says. "And you need rest." she says flatly.

Wait. Something is draining Sakura now? But.. it was draining. Kero beforehand. Nrg. NRRRRRG. What!?

She begins to do mental gynmastics. Then she brings up Riventon.

"OHhhh Nononono." she says crossing her arms.

"First off. I have no idea who this Lacrima is. And I don't think I wanna know." says the player as she deftly avoids alt interaction. "AND SECONDLY OFF..." she says. "Noooo way are you going to Riventon for help. For all we know he's the cause of this problem because of the issues you had with him last time." she frowns.

"How about this. I Take you to see Kami-sama instead. Blue-sama!" she says. "And HE'LL try to divine what's wrong. Or.. or I can take you to the Miko at Hiawaka Shrine, Rei-chan and she can try to figure out what's wrong or heck, I'd even trust Hannah on trying to figure it out if she didn't have her own problem to worry about right now..." she frowns.

"But Riventon is like double super last resort. Okay?" she asks.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-05-01 09:17:23 75555
Sakura Kinomoto glanced down and chewed on her lower lip. Her legs kind of crossed and her hands rested in her lap as she fidgeted with them.

"But I think I need Riventon-sama's help on this," she whispered. "I think I need a card captor and... he's the only other one. Other than me," she whispered softly.

"And... I... I don't want to bother everyone. I really don't think I should go to Blue-sama about this. I... I think I really need another card captor is all..." Oh, she wasn't meeting her gaze, either. Something else was going on. She was hiding something.
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-05-01 09:24:55 75556
Haruna Kurosawa frowns and crosses her arms. "First of all. If Riventon is a Cardcaptor I am Queen Beryl." she says flatly.

"Second of all. Blue-sama is kinda guardian deity of Earth. You are from Earth! You just happen to know someone who can tap him directly." she says. "And Rei-chan would be super happy to help! She has these two Crow friends? Like Corvus used to be! Like a crow! Because. They're crows!" she says.

"What's going on Sakura?" she asked with wider eyes. "You can tell me, I'm your big sis, remember!" she asked with wide eyes. "I just want to help, because somethings wrong, okay? And when I kept things that were wrong to myself... well..."

"They were kinda used against me to become an evil witch? So. Like..." she trails off a bit.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-05-01 09:28:21 75557
Sakura Kinomoto shuffled a bit and then. "I... don't want to worry you... though." And tried to dismiss it. But because that NEVER worked in the history of, like, EVER, eventually she caved.

"I... I've been having dreams. Like... weird dreams. I'll dream about going somewhere, or meeting someone I've never met, or finding a card... and then it'll happen. Kero-chan says it's because my powers are getting stronger. That the stronger I get, the more of the future I'll see. He says Clow Reed could see the entire span of humanity's future, that he might have even seen all of... well, this. But I think he's exagerating." She trailed off a bit.

"And it's... scary. Because... lately I've been having really, really bad dreams. Ever since I was... drained by alexis-kun. I have these... horrible, awful dreams," she whispered.
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-05-01 09:33:39 75558
Haruna Kurosawa pause. "Wait. Alexis drained you?" she says.

"Like. Big biker leather jacket Alexis-kun? How!? He.. he isn't even /magic/...." she says cnnfusedly. SOMEONE hasn't been in the loop at all on that. She seems really confused!

She shakes her head. "That doesn't matter." she says. "What does matter is that if you can see the future, and and have been having awful dreams, that's a big deal." she says.

"I mean. I have a repetitive dream somtimes. Even now? Even that Aki's back? About when she went missing. When we thought she was dead. I just. Keep moving rooms. So fast. From the fire chiefs office, to the memorial service to my empty small dorm back then..." she says quietly. "But sometimes those dreams are just to remind us of what can happen." she says.

"But. Prophetic dreams are weird." she says.

"I REALLY think this sounds like Rei-chan territory now, if dreams and the future are the concern." she says.

"Would you be willing to talk to her if I arrange a meeting?" she asks.
Sakura Kinomoto 2017-05-01 09:40:43 75559
Sakura Kinomoto blinked and nodded. "Yes? He ummm... went all dark and... and really, really scary for a while. He drained tomoyo-chan and me and he was..." She hugged herself and shook. "He was super, duper scary..."

She then whimpered. "I... I guess..." she obviously doesn't want to. But... after a few moments she pulls out the cards and stares at them.

"In... in the dream I... I'm alone. And I'm scared. I'm... I'm trapped in a cage and..." She sniffled a little, sounding frightened. "And the... and the cards are there. And my wand. But they're out of reach. There's someone there, too. But I can't... see them. But they scare me. They scare me so much. And I can't do anything. And I... I..." She shook hard enough to almost drop the cards.

"And I... I don't... think the... the dream has a happy ending... It just... ends. I can feel it... end. I can feel... I can feel myself... end." Wait. Was she dreaming of her DEATH?!
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-05-01 09:53:07 75560
Haruna Kurosawa frowns. "Sakura. I know what that feels like." she says softly. "Did you know I was taken by the same guys that took Mamoru's boys away from him?" she says. "I don't really remember any of it conciously. I remember being taken away and then I remember waking up with a gasp of air on top of Clover Tower and Corvus was free and he was angry and lots of other bad things." she says.

"But sometimes I remember in dreams. I remember how scary the place was. No one talked to me there. They talked about me. I was mostly kept.. down on this stone... table... or . I don't even know if it was stone. or a table. But I couldn't move and then Beryl comes over and she does something to my head and then I remember just... not feeling in control. Like...." she just shook her head.

"I remember almost dying too. If.. if no one. Came to help me that night. I'd died. Or. Become something worse. Because what was anything good about me was taken with half of my soul and left me with the bad and broken half." she says.

"I know you don't remember, but you were there too that night." she says softly.

"Look, we'll talk to Rei-chan okay?" she says. "Sometimes. Bad dreams are just bad dreams. Manifestations or reminders." she says. "But sometimes they're something more."

"We'll figure this out, okay? Just. Riventon. For all we know. That someone could be Riventon. Or it could be fricken Oresky but we don't know so we should stay away from people we KNOW are out to get you in some way okay?" she asks.