The Sounds of Life

Sayaka and Miku meet again, and talk about music and their relationships. For these two, those aren't really separate topics.

Date: 2017-05-09
Pose Count: 31
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-09 05:23:52 76135
Sunday morning. Miku's had more than enough time to recover from her hangover, which--all things considered--wasn't that bad. She didn't drink a lot; she just drank a lot for a first time scrawny teenager.

But she did have homework this weekend, and she didn't get any of it done Friday or Saturday, which means now she's frantically trying to get her report written. This is not a situation Miku is used to.

Still in her banana yellow pajamas at two in the afternoon, Miku is seated at her computer desk when the buzz comes from her RA about a bluenette who wants to come up. Without thinking, Miku simply says, "Sure, let her in."

Moments later, Miku is answering the door and utterly surprised to find, "Sayaka-chan!" at her door. "Ah. Come in, come in. Sorry I didn't ... clean up." Or get dressed.
Sayaka Miki 2017-05-09 05:39:23 76136
    Sayaka hadn't forgotten her school uniform at Miku's place. And she was already in enough trouble for repeatedly skipping classes, failing a bunch of tests and being late for cram school to boot. So she *really* needed her uniform back..

    ..But more importantly, she was concerned about Miku and wanted to check up on her. As for weekend homework? Bah, it can wait, friends are more important!

    So she's here, on Sunday afternoon, hopefully enough time for Miku to recover from her hangover, and once Miku lets her in the front door, she is a bit surprised to see the girl still in her PJs, frantically working on homework.

    "Oh! Miku-chan! Umm..." she sweatdrops, "sorry, is this a bad time?"
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-09 05:48:23 76139
Miku shakes her head and reaches out to grab Sayaka's hand, pulling the girl inside. "It's fine," she says quietly, shutting the door behind her. "I'm fine. This is a fine time. I just got distracted working on this paper and I forgot you said you were going to come over."

Inside, there's a small kitchenette and a short hallway leading back to an open living area. The living area has a piano-shaped table on which Miku's laptop currently resides. There's two chairs--space for two laptops?--and a few scattered books on musical theory and musical history.

There's a bunk bed to one side of the room. The top bunk has clearly been slept in recently, but the bottom bunk remains a mystery: shrouded behind sheets hung up like a curtain to make a hidden little space.

On the wall opposite the bunkbed is a fantastic stereo system, and a shelf lined with music of nearly every genre from classical to glitch hop. Posters on the wall for Zwei Wing, Hatsune Miku, Ikimono-gakari, and Momoiro speak to the many tastes of the occupants. There's even a Babymetal EP hanging on the wall!

Miku motions for Sayaka to have a seat at the desk, then offers, "Can I get you something to drink? Tea? Coffee?"
Sayaka Miki 2017-05-09 05:53:16 76140
    "Err, are you sure?" but she gets pulled in nonetheless, and peering at all the musical memorabilia and even a piano-shaped desk, Sayaka finds it hard to draw her eyes away from the vast collection of CDs, sheet music and other musical wonders.

    Of course, her gaze drifts upwards to the posters as well, recognizing Tsubasa of Zwei Wing, a girl whom she met briefly in the park once..

    But eventually, her attention refocuses upon the green-haired girl, peering at her curiously, "Wow, this is an awesome place you have here! I never realized just how dedicated you are to music.."

    She does notice the bottom bunk bed, shrouded in curtains as if its occupant is hidden - or absent, though she is hesitant to ask about that just yet.

    "Huh? Oh umm..Some coffee would be nice." she laughs, "Guess I can always do with a good perk me up. Umm, how are you doing? Get over your hangover yet? I'm sorry, didnt realize it would hit you so hard.."

    Of course, Saya knows there's more to it than just the alcohol..
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-09 05:59:52 76142
Miku heads towards the little kitchenette, where her coffee pot is already full and warm with expensive, strong coffee. When you're riding on a great scholarship, money can go towards frivolous things, and one of Miku's favourite places to spend her money is on coffee. "Do you take sugar or cream?" she calls over her shoulder, then emerges with a small service. Sugar, creamer, and two cups of coffee are both present. This gets laid out in front of Sayaka. One cup is removed and placed before the bluenette. Then Miku takes the other and moves to reclaim her own seat.

"Ah," Miku blushes a little at the question, then spoons a tiny bit of sugar into her cup. "Well, I didn't drink that much, and I kinda know how to deal with hangovers. My friends have drunk before. It was just ... a first for me." She distinctly doesn't meet Sayaka's gaze.

"Anyways, I'm alright," Miku demurs. "Lots of water, bedrest, and protein. I'm um. I'm sorry I ruined our da--uh, night out. By the time I realised what was happening, it was too late and I was struggling with thinking straight."
Sayaka Miki 2017-05-09 06:06:21 76143
    Sayaka takes a seat at the piano shaped desk which seems big enough for two, and continues to peer thoughtfully at the posters as she waits for the coffee. "Ooh, I like a bit of everything really. Guess I'm a pretty intense person, afterall.." she laughs, glancing over her shoulder as Miku returns.

    "Mmm, that coffee smells pretty good! Like the really high quality stuff!" of course, Saya's parents are pretty wealthy, so she's used to drinking the expensive stuff. But it's still nice. Miku seems to be a pretty classy girl too.

    "Yeah, I guess I didnt realize you'd never got drunk before." she makes a face, "I meaan, I suppose I'm too young to be drinking myself, but, I guess when you lead a crazy life like me, you kinda need to..Unwind in an intense kind of way sometimes too. But I shouldn't have offered it to you, really."

    She arches a brow at the 'night out', a night that would have been an attempt at a 'second date' with Alex..Except he was his usual blah self, even without the vampire thing. It was a major disappointment for Saya too - except of course, that it wasnt really a date with the three of them there, anyway.

    "Well, aside from the alcohol, didnt you have just the least bit of fun? I'm sorry I didnt get to try the singing, but, maybe next time..If I didnt scare you away?" she grins.
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-09 06:08:46 76144
Miku blushes even more, but hides it behind a drink of coffee. She looks away and sets her mug down, then admits, "I had ... more fun than I have a right to," she admits quietly. "It was a really awful day, and I thought it was just going to get worse, but when you offered to lend me some spare clothes, it was really nice. I liked it a lot. And then ... you encouraged me to sing. You danced with me. I liked all of that," Miku says, before looking back up at Sayaka worriedly. "I ... I'm sorry I forced myself on you, a little. I wish I could claim it was entirely the alcohol, but ... well. I'm very sorry. Please forgive me."
Sayaka Miki 2017-05-09 06:15:58 76145
    Sayaka grabs one of the coffee cups and begins to sip on it. Mmm, this is the stuff, better than her regular coffee, even! It makes her feel all warm and fuzzy inside..And makes her feel a little nostalgic as she remembers that night, wishing so badly that Alex would quit being a dumbass and just get up and dance with her..

    But in the end, it was Miku who gave her all the attention, and she couldn't help but feel a little guilty afterwards, even if she kind of enjoyed it.

    "Well, I'm glad it wasnt a total loss. At least you enjoyed yourself a little!" And she chuckles a little nervously when Miku mentions that other thing that happened, blushing a little even.

    "Oh..Don't..Don't worry about it. I mean, as long as you had fun right? And, I had fun too. So.." she stares into her cup, wondering if she's gone about this all wrong. "Guess I should be sorry, it was a little confusing, and I want you to be happy but..I'm really terrible at relationships, moreso with girls than with guys even, I mean, that whole thing with Kyouko was a disaster. But then..I guess with guys, I always end up sacrificing myself and not even getting noticed, so either way.."

    She shrugs, "Well, at least we both had fun. Even if everything else is a confused mess, we both smiled a little in the end."
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-09 06:22:12 76146

Miku repeats the name with confusion writ on her face. Sayaka's previous relationship was with a girl? She arches her brows, then leans away a little and covers her mouth. "S-s-s-sorry," she mumbles again, then sets her cup down before she drops it. "I thought ... I thought you weren't into girls. Oh. Oh that ... I guess I don't feel quite so bad. Or maybe worse. Oh geeze, Miku, what a mess."

She closes her eyes, then bows her head before Sayaka and takes a deep breath.

"I did have fun," Miku says quietly, as she continues to stare down at her hands, now clasped in a prayer position. "I had a lot of fun with you. I feel guilty, because I still don't know where Hibiki is, or what she's doing or when I will see her again. But ... well ... as you said: wouldn't it be nice if peopole have signs to say they are or aren't interested? I would be lying if I said I was not ... interested."

Here, Miku clears her throat, then slides away from the table. She heads to that covered bed and pushes aside the curtains, then pulls out a bundle of clothing. Freshly laundered and smelling of sunflowers, Miku has taken very good care of Sayaka's school uniform. She holds out the uniform towards Sayaka, bowing over it. "Thank you for letting me borrow this. I'll understand if you'd rather avoid me for a while."
Sayaka Miki 2017-05-09 06:37:56 76148
    Sayaka sighs, nodding slowly. This is more confusing than she thought. "Yeaah..Kyouko Sakura. Who just so ended up dumping me for Alex's girlfriend. Which left us both kinda feeling lonely. And we kinda connected that way, execept he was all hung over being a vampire so I just..Tried to be there for him, just like I was with Kyousuke-kun, and..."

    And she's babbling too much again. "Yeah, I guess I was interested in girls..Or maybe, I just wanted to..Experiment, because I felt there was something between us, but I wasn't sure what. But, I messed it up somehow, maybe because I wasn't giving her the attention she wanted. Maybe because I couldn't, I dunno."

    Saya laughs again, grabbing another cup of coffee, because it makes her feels less of a mess. "So I guess I figured I didnt want to mess someone else up too." she shrugs, "Especially a nice girl like you, who doesnt need more drama in her life. But obviously Alex doesnt feel anything for me either, even though he's human now, so guess I just lost out twice in a row."

    Saya would probably be crying now if she wasnt so used to disappointment and heartache. That's the life of a Puella afterall; always guarded, always keeping everyone at arm's length.

    She arches a brow at the name Hibiki, peering curiously towards that empty bunkbed and sighs, "I'm sorry. It sucks, being alone. And you probably have unresolved feelings for her too, huh? Then, lets just hang out, have fun, not think too much, cuz right now, we're both confused, I think."

    And then she goes to retrive her uniform, and Sayaka is glad for a change of subject. "Ahh, thank you! You took care of it! You didn't have to go to the trouble..But at least I can go to school tomorrow not looking like a delinquent!" she grins.
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-09 06:41:38 76149
Confused is definitely a good word to describe Miku. She's confused about so very many topics, not the least of which is the pretty girl in her room right now, and why she isn't angry.

But also not the least of which is that last fading scent of Hibiki, still lingering in the room. Or is it just a memory, not really there?

Miku sighs and looks up at Sayaka again, then shrugs faintly. "You shouldn't be treated as a delinquent on my account. You're too kind for that." She slides back into her own seat, then swallows hard and looks around her own room.

There are still traces of Hibiki here, but they've eroded over the months. No strewn about clothes. No messy reports. No left-out dishes. Miku is fastidious, unlike her long-time best friend.

Miku lets out a twitch of a smile, then looks back to Sayaka, "So ... you like music?" she asks, trying to find a topic that isn't confusing.
Sayaka Miki 2017-05-09 06:59:21 76150
    Sayaka probably should be angry, if she didnt feel something, just a little, for Miku. If she didnt have fun that night. If she wasnt so wound up about being ignored by Alex - at least someone paid attention to her, for once.

    But she has questions, many questions. And of course she feels bad for Miku, who seems like a sweet but lonely girl. Perhaps she can do some investigating on her own, figure out whatever happened to Hibiki. Afterall, she is a Puella Magi, and it's her job to help people! At least..It's the one thing that makes the least bit of sense in her life right now..

    When Miku mentions 'delinquent', Sayaka just shrugs and laughs, "Guess you dont know me well enough. I'm a bit...Well, I guess I can get a little crazy, when I'm fighting demons. Both the physical kind and my personal demons. Comes with the territory I suppose, but some people think I'm a little too...Enthusiastic, I guess? Apparently in all other time streams, I died a horrible death, because I couldn't stand to be a Puella Magi, and the fate that awaited all of us.."

    But she's already saying too much, and she gasps a little, covering her mouth. 'Impulsive' is probably a word most people would use to describe the bluenette.

    "Yeah!" she smiles, relieved for the switch to music again, "Love music, mostly classical; Bach, Chopin..Mozart's probably my favorite though. I love string music, especially violins. Guess I was never good at playing one though. And..You play piano, right? Do you have a piano here? Or is it too small to fit a piano?" She runs a hand over the piano shaped desk, curious.
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-09 07:05:47 76151
"It's okay," Miku says quietly. "I know most of what's been recorded in the Virtue database about Puella Magi." She shrugs a little, then says, "When you're just a representative to the organization, rather than an actual magical girl, you get a lot of extra time to read up on things."

But Miku lets that topic drop. Instead, she pushes her chair back and reaches down. "Mmm, I don't have a piano," she says, as she pulls a keyboard out and sets it on the desk, "but this is nearly as good." It's a digital keyboard; the kind that a modern DJ might use to create unique music. Miku quickly taps in a few settings, then leans over and grabs a cord coming out of her stereo system. Afew more buttons, then she rolls her fingers across the keys, and a beautiful (and only slightly digitized) piano sound emerges.

"Mozart?" she asks thoughtfully, considering her options for a moment. There's a brief breath, then she begins to play. It's Mozart, of course: Sonata No 11, A major 331.

She plays the first several bars, then smiles up at Sayaka. "I've been playing piano since I was a little girl," she explains without missing a note. "I always dreamed I'd grow up to play in a famous concert, or be a composer half as good as Mozart or Beethoven. Now ... I just want to help people," she explains. "And maybe use my music to do it, if I can."
Sayaka Miki 2017-05-10 04:32:43 76165
    There it is again, the elusive Virtue database, which Sayaka is eternally curious about, but a little wary of too. "Heh, so what kinda information do they have on me then? Nothing bad, I hope?" Seems she's not quite ready to drop that topic.

    However, she is momentarily distracted by a cool keyboard. "Ooh! That looks like fun! But does it play good quality music? I once had a keyboard as a kid, but it was pretty crappy, you couldn't play more than four notes at a time!" she laughs at the memory. Saya was only half decent with a keyboard, moreso than with a violin at least, but still not enough to get by.

    "Ooh, maybe you can teach me how to play piano. That'd be awesome, I'm sure it's easier than violin!"

    She falls into silence as Miku starts to play one of her favorite Mozart pieces and smiles, "So pretty.."
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-10 04:39:19 76166
"Mmm," Miku agrees quietly as she plays. "Not a lot about you. I know that you're a Puella Magi. I know that there's something involving a wish to receive your powers. And I know that when you lose hope, it's bad."

Miku looks up from the keyboard, but doesn't stop playing. Nor does she miss any notes. "I don't want you to lose hope, Sayaka-chan," Miku says quietly. "So that's why I'll be your friend. I know you've been depressed lately; with Raskoph-san's weirdness, and with your ... um. Well. The breakup with your ex. Sakura-chan's troubles ...

"I don't have any magical powers," Miku continues. "I'm not special, like you, or Hibiki, or the others. But," a pause as she looks back down at her playing. "Well, maybe I can help, even if it's just a little. Maybe I can keep away the sorrow and the pain, just a little. And maybe you won't become lonely, or lose hope."

Here, Miku looks up at Sayaka again, then smiles. "I said before that I don't want to lie. I think you're very pretty, and in another life maybe I would hope you thought I was pretty, too. Maybe, I would hope that we could be together. But ... I have Hibiki-chan," probably. "And so, I think I will try not to think about how I feel about you. Except that I know I want you to keep smiling, Sayaka-chan."

Miku smiles herself, now, then finishes, "So, if it will make you smile, then I will, too. Yes, I'd love to teach you to play the piano. Or the violin. Or whatever instruments you want to learn. I'd love to teach you, Sayaka-chan."
Sayaka Miki 2017-05-10 04:48:47 76168
    "Ohh, I see.." she chuckles, visibly relieved. "Nothing to worry about then." at least her secret is still safe. For now. She shrugs at the next statement, trying to act casual, although she knows Miku is right.

    "It's not so bad, really. I mean, at least I have a focus now. I get to help people like you, and Alex..Sakura-chan and Seth, and even Miss White. As long as I focus on helping people, at least it gives me a sense of purpose.."

    As for that awful awkward breakup, she just shrugs and smiles, "It's alright, I'm pretty much over it now. Maybe relationships just arent for me..But I appreciate your company, and I hope we can become good friends. I'm also happy to help you search for Hibiki-chan, as she seems to mean a lot to you."

    Strange. First Sakura, then Miku. But her greatest loneliness was realizing that the ones she pursued never seemed to notice her. She shakes her head, trying to focus on the msic instead.

    "Oh, heh, I tried violin once. It was really really hard. But piano doesnt look quite so bad! I know some of the basics, but umm...Right now, I'd rather listen to your playing firrst. I'd appreciate a piano lesson though, some time!"
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-10 04:59:13 76170
Miku blushes a little at Sayaka's attention to her playing, but she transitions the piece smoothely into another-- this time, Beethoven's Fur Elise. "I'd be happy to teach you, but it couldn't just be 'a lesson'. Learning the piano takes years, Sayaka-chan. I've been playing since I was a little girl, and I'm still not good enough to be a concert pianist. I can acccompany my choir. And I can sing. And I've written several of my own songs. But I'm no idol." She knows that from personal experience, working with Indigo Angel Tenshi.

"Anyways," Miku says quietly, "Hibiki-chan ... I miss her. A lot. But I don't know whether I should worry if she's coming back. I want to. I want to very much. But ... Raskoph-san says I should try to live for myself. To not worry after Hibiki, because she's outside of my control. And there's some sense to that."
Sayaka Miki 2017-05-10 05:03:41 76171
    "I know.." she smiles, "I know I could never be a concert pianist, or even as good as you, Miku-chan..But just to be able to play for fun, that would be nice. I've always loved listening to music, but I was never really good at performing. But it's a skill I'd like to learn. Really! I'll try really hard, til I can at least carry a simple tune! Promise!"

    As for Hibiki-chan, Sayaka nods slowly, "I know how that feels, to care about someone, to miss them, to not know what's going on. Maybe..I should stop yearning after Alex-kun, and move on too. I was..So silly, to think that maybe, after I risked my life for him, comforted him, tried to be his friend. That maybe he felt the same way about me. But..Even as a human, he doesn't even notice my existence.."

    She sighs, hanging her head for a moment, closing her eyes as she listens to the music. "Soo, maybe I shouldn't try so hard, and just let whatever happens happen. And focus more on enjoying myself and less on trying so hard to help other people. Even if it's my duty and my destiny, just once, I'd like to do something for myself."
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-10 05:08:12 76172
It's there, while Sayaka is writing off Alexis, that Miku misses a note. It's a glaring miss, too. So m uch so that she stops playing and glances down at her hands. A grimace of disappointment, then she picks up the melody again.

"Mmm," Miku says quietly, reservedly. She's keeping something unsaid, for the moment; hiding something from Sayaka, but not very well. "I think," Miku suggests, "that you should be his friend. That you should get to know him better, and that you shoudl learn to accept who he is, and what he decides.

"Maybe, someday, something more will grow," Miku explains. "Or maybe it won't. But at least you will be able to look back and say that you were a good friend."
Sayaka Miki 2017-05-10 05:12:20 76173
    Sayaka arches a brow. Did Miku skip a beat, just a second there, when she mentionned Alex? She frowns softly, regretting now even bringing up the name. That night was sooo awkward. so bittersweet. And ultimately, left her with more questions.

    "Yeah...I guess so. One can always be a good friend to another, even if they cant always be more than that." she shrugs, "Guess I just have to be happy with that. At least it's better than nothing." though still, ultimately, leaves one feeling kinda rejected.

    "Soo what kinds of things do you usually sing about? Is there a particular topic that interests you? I'd love to hear one of your songs right now, with you keyboard.."
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-10 05:36:36 76176
"Mmm, well," Miku replies quietly, leaning back from the keyboard. She looks to Sayaka a moment, then blushes and looks away, "I sing about a lot of things. But .. mostly about love." She looks uncomfortable with that admission, then sighs and leans forward to touch the keyboard again.

With care, Miku adjusts a few settings, then sighs. "Don't laugh," Miku mumbles quietly to herself, as she starts to play.

The melody isn't terribly complicated. It's soft and gentle; sweet like Fur Elise, but also more full like a modern soft rock song should be. After playing for a few bars, Miku closes her eyes to sing.

    When I was brand new,
    scared and so afraid
    Every new experience was frightening

    I tried to make it through
    living day by day
    But deep inside the fears I hid were heightening

    And then you took my hand
    You guided me from fear
    And when you spoke to me all I could hear ....

    Was music, in your every touch
    Laughter in your little thoughts
    Beautiful symphonies when you played a game
    Because the sounds of life were in your name.
Sayaka Miki 2017-05-10 05:48:56 76177
    "Dont worry," she smiles, "I wont laugh. Promise.." and she leans back in her seat, reaching for yet another cup of coffee as she settles down to listen, swaying slowly to the gentle melody. And then she sings, and Saya falls completely silent as she listens to the words, clearly moved by them, saddened a bit, and a bit nostalgic too.

    Why, it reminds her of the first time she openned her eyes to the magical world, and discovered just how very scary Tokyo could be..Before Kyouko came to her rescue, and guided her through the darkness. But that story didnt end well, and has her frowning a bit by the end, a faint look of sadness in her eyes.

    But that chapter of her life is over, and now she's the one guiding others through the darkness, and playing the heroine. She doesn't speak until Miku is completely finished, and then she sighs, shaking her head.

    "Miku-chan, that's utterly beautiful, a little sad and nostalgic for me, but..You're truly talented!" she smiles, "And I dont think love is a silly topic to sing about at all. Love's one of the greatest emotions, and I can imagine it's a great inspiration to you.."

    Hibiki-chan must have a great influence on her songs, and Saya gets to wondering if she could ever write anything so moving..

    "Y'know, for all your modesty, you're a truly talented person. I wish I could be half as talented, why, I'd trade my powers for that kind of talent any day."
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-10 05:51:13 76179
Miku blushes a little at the compliments, then bows her head. "Thank you very much," she says quietly, respectfully, "but I'm still just a novice. That song, for example, is not very complete, and its poetry is a little messy. I keep wanting there to be another verse, and then a repeat of the chorus, but I feel like that verse is missing from my heart, still."

She leans back and looks up at Sayaka again, then admits, "It's a little embarassing to sing these songs for you. I've never really let anyone hear the music I write that's from my heart, before. So ... thank you for being so polite and telling me that it is good."
Sayaka Miki 2017-05-10 05:55:19 76181
Sayaka Miki bites her lip, "Incomplete? Oh...." She must have lost her inspiration when Hibiki-chan..Went wherever she went. Saya sighs, poor girl. "But, maybe someday it'll be complete? When you find your inspiration again?" she smiles, "Dont give up, it's such a pretty song. It really touched me."

    As for revealing the song to her, Sayaka just chuckles, "Hey, nothing to be embarrassed about. I mean, that was beautiful, and.." she smirks, "Well, you should know, I can be kinda brutally honest at times. If I thought your music sucked, I wouldn't hesitate to tell you so."

    She chuckles, "So! I'd ask if you have any other songs, but I wouldn't want to embarrass you further if you feel that way. I just enjoy listening to you play. Music really helps me deal with my moods sometimes, makes me feel like I'm not so alone when I realize other people are experiencing the same thing as me sometimes, y'know?"
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-10 05:59:43 76182
Miku hesitates a moment, then leans over to her backpack. "W-well," she says quietly, "you wanted to hear the song about the compass," Miku explains. "So I went into the recording studio and had it done up professionally. It's not a great song, but at least this one's complete." Miku pulls out the CD and offers it to Sayaka. "Only ... please don't listen to it here. But I'd like you to have this, as a reminder maybe of our adventure together?"
Sayaka Miki 2017-05-10 06:07:45 76184
    Oh that's right..The compass! Sayaka blinks as the CD is handed to her, peering at it intently, "Ooh, that's soo awesome! Thanks Miku-chan!" she smiles, "But how come you dont want me to play it here? Does it..Bother you, this song?" But how strange. Saya knows there's some sort of history surrounding it, something to do with Alex-kun possibly. And afterall, it was used to located him back then but..Is there something else she's missing..?

    Sayaka carefully slips the CD into her pocket, making a point to remember to listen to it when she gets home. "I look forward to listenning to this. It's been a while since I've heard any new music."
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-10 06:09:55 76185
"W--well," Miku replies quietly, then clears her throat and looks away, "See," she taps her fingers together, "the song I wrote to get the compass was only a verse and a chorus. That was all I needed. But when I wanted to take the time to actually record it professionally, I decided to write another two verses, and they're about meeting you, and using the compass to find Raskoph-san, and then the fight ou had with him. So ... I don't want to be there when you hear a song I wrote for you. It would be too embarassing."
Sayaka Miki 2017-05-10 06:16:10 76187
    "Ohh, so it has a bit of a story behind it!" she grins, though that grin fades when she realizes the complex emotions attached to it. But were her own emotions the same as Miku's? Probably not.

    "I guess, it really was quite an adventure, wasn't it? It's too bad things got so..Crazy. But at least it worked out okay in the end..More or less. Afterall, Alex-kun returned back to normal, and you and Sakura-chan are safe, and that at least is something to celebrate.." even if his feelings towards her - or lack thereof - never really changed accordingly.

    "I see.." she sighs and nods, "Well, I wouldn't want to make you feel uncomfortable, but I'm sure it's a beautiful song nonetheless."
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-10 06:27:20 76188
"Mmm," Miku replies, looking a little uncomfortable at even that. She sighs and lowers her head. "Sorry. I shouldn't have done it, but it was before ..." she trails off, then clear sher throat. "Well, it was before we went to sing Karaoke. If I'd known I was going to admit to you what I did, I wouldn't have done it. But ... well. I hope you will like it."

She smiles a little, then looks up at Sayaka. "Anyways, I'd like to go out again sometime. Maybe without Raskoph-san." She pauses, then hastily adds, "Not as a date! Just as friends. And you s hould go out with him again, but without me. Because I think that you and he should talk more, and get to know one another better. But I don't want to get in the way of that."
Sayaka Miki 2017-05-10 06:38:22 76189
    Sayaka smiles gently at Miku's admission, knowing that's its probably awkward and uncomfortable for her to admit. That Karaoke night was pretty awkward for her too. In many ways. Certainly not a night she wants to remember, but Saya is still curious to hear what's on the CD.

    "Oh...I see. Well, dont worry about it. I'll try not to be too judgemental!" she nods slowly at the offer. "Yeah, sure, we can go out again some time. As friends. And preferrably with no alcohol involved." Because things would just get even more awkward than they already are.

    As for Alex..She arches a brow, "Oh, I dunno, things are already awkward between us, but I guess maybe we should at least get things out in the open.." Saya's not really liking that idea either way, but honesty is important to her.

    "But anyways, it's getting late and I should go, let you finish..Whatever you were doing before I interrupted. It was really nice to see you again, Miku-chan!"
Miku Kohinata 2017-05-10 06:40:46 76190
"Mmm, homework," Miku says, eying her unfinished report. When did she become like Hibiki, doing her reports at the last minute? With a soft sigh, Miku rises and escorts Sayaka back ot the doorway. "You're welcome to come over any time you want, Sayaka-chan. Even if things are a little awkward, I'm sure that will go away in time. Let's just remember to be friends, no matter what happens. Be safe, Sayaka-chan. I'll be thinking of you."