...Koima Chameleon?

Reiko and Ikiko go out for curry. Kois apparently like curry. Reiko discussing Anaya with Ikiko. Reiko is still bad at this romance thing you think that like she'd learn by now!

Date: 2017-05-24
Pose Count: 12
Reiko Touyama 2017-05-24 04:47:07 77034
Reiko Touyama hasn't been hiding like last time. She texts, calls and sometimes rooftop henshin chats because those are always nice. BUT THUSLY she wants to go out and then Ikiko may wanna go out but she's also seen no heads or tails of Ayana still. Did she mess up?....

She'll never really understand if it's her fault or not, but it feels like it. Maybe that's why Reiko hasn't done tings like 'take Ikiko out proper'. Regardless.

She found a Curry shop somewhere up the road from where she lives. And probably down the road from where Ikiko lives. How did they not see it before? Is it new? Is it like one of those shops you just notice!? NO ONE KNOWS.

Reiko Touyama is waiting outside- looking that cross between eager and apprehensive. There is a tiny little crowd of koi with their faces pressed up against the shops window in curiosity and also hunger- little chubby koi fishtails wagging after them.
Ikiko Hisakata 2017-05-24 04:57:37 77035
A month into the new school term, and things have calmed down to a dull roar for Ikiko. Middle school has taken some getting used to, but it's going relatively smoothly. Sure, some of the upperclassmen in the Animal Care club give her odd looks, and there was a period of a week or two when the elementary-age club came by asking for help, but overall it's okay.

Still, having a chance to just hang out with Reiko is a nice change of pace from the hecticness of school. Ikiko jogs up with a smile, giggling slightly at the sight of the koi crowding the window. "Hi, Reiko!" she calls as she gets close enough. "Hope I'm not too late."
Reiko Touyama 2017-05-24 05:11:48 77036
Reiko Touyama turns to Ikiko and and she smiles wide! She didn't even notice the koi until she turns around and she gives a pretty solid giggle at it. She huffs and shakes her head and gives Ikiko a hug. "Hi!" she says. "You're not late. I think I outta be careful opening this door thou now~" she says. As she does peek it open....

Then the koi group rushes in before the two of them. "After you." she says as she waits for Ikiko to go in then she closes the door. She looks around the shop and 'wows' a bit. "Woah. This place is neat." she says.

She has a seat and sits down and waits for the waitress to come. When she does. She orders one of the 'Japanese' curries. Not really authentic but what she's used to. She looks at Ikiko expectantly to order. She has questions. But food and drink gets ordered first!
Ikiko Hisakata 2017-05-24 05:18:34 77037
Ikiko Hisakata returns the hug with a smile, then giggles again when the koi swarm in. The scent of the curry shop is great, and definitely appetite-inducing!

To keep things simple, Ikiko also orders a Japanese curry. Being adventurous can wait for another day; today is more for talking. And speaking of that...

"You look like you're going to burst with questions, Reiko," she smiles after the waitress heads off to deliver the order. "Where would you like to start?"
Reiko Touyama 2017-05-24 05:41:08 77038
Reiko Touyama softly sits with her glass of water. "Ugh. I wanted to take you out proper and all I can think are bad things." she says weakly.

"Just... Ayana-chan." she says with a deep breath. "This was her idea. We were just talking about me. Missing Mei-chan and it lead to stuff about romance and then she suggests. That." she says.

"I feel like I messed things up... I mean.... I haven't. Seen Ayana-chan. And now I wonder if she'd even talk to me..." she says quietly.

"Because I like her a lot too." she says. "I mean. It's just... did I. Do something wrong?" she asks kind of stirring her water with a straw. No koi at least, with this. Now those koi are kind of busyily swimming among those curtains busily. They seem EAGER for CURRY. KOIRRY...? Koirry.
Ikiko Hisakata 2017-05-24 06:05:22 77039
Ikiko Hisakata reaches over and pats Reiko's hand. "It doesn't help that she's having to find herself," she notes to Reiko. "She's staying over at Takeba-san's while she tries to find her place in the world."

A small sigh. "I don't think you actually messed anything up, Reiko," Ikiko says gently. "Or at least, not directly. This just happened to be the thing that made her realize just how little she's defined what she wants to do in the world."

She sips some of the water, thinking back on things. "Y'know, I never did ask for a clarification about what Ayana said," Ikiko finally remarks. "You were so flustered at the time, and the question was so unexpected I didn't think to ask much."
Reiko Touyama 2017-05-24 06:22:26 77040
Reiko Touyama kind of hrks and looks down a bit, as she tries to remember. "She said. That I should ask you if you wanted to be my girlfriend. That you liked me... I think." she says. "And..." she says. "She wasn't sure but... also that. I wouldn't be hurting her, unless I was taking you away from her..." she says.

"--and. I mean. When I asked you at school. I mean I knew you were gonna need to speak to Ayana. but she was there. And. She seemed to wanna go with it too and---" she just shakes her head. DEEP BREATH. Oh! Curry! She looks down at it and eyes suspiciously to the ceiling. The koi are gone now. She sighs and begins to eat, eating is comforting. Nom~

"I think that's what she said." she says quietly- with a blush. "Or similar. Paraphrased? Nrg. I was a flustered mess THEN when she mentioned it!" she huffs!
Ikiko Hisakata 2017-05-24 06:45:03 77041
Ikiko Hisakata munches on her curry as she listens to Reiko. "Sounds like Ayana had an idea, but hadn't thought it all the way out when you asked me," she finally says. "A mishap of timing, then. Or maybe preparation."

Another mouthful or two of curry. "I think the two of you need to talk to each other, but without me around," Ikiko notes.
Reiko Touyama 2017-05-24 06:47:41 77042
Reiko Touyama nrg. "She won't want to talk to me..." she says quietly as she hangs her head a bit. "She probably thinks I was trying to hurt her or something." she says. "But. I can at least try. You said. She was at Kazuo's?" she asks. "That's also Mamoru's place, right?" she asks.

"...Do you have his number or something I can text tomorrow?" she asks. "Don't wanna just show up. Better to call ahead..." she says.
Ikiko Hisakata 2017-05-24 06:56:29 77043
"Yup!" Ikiko nods, pulling out her cellphone. It takes just a couple of moments to relay the number, as well as sending Kazuo a text giving him advance notice about Reiko's planned text.

She then reaches over to pat Reiko's shoulder. "I'm sure the two of you can sort things out," the older girl says encouragingly.
Reiko Touyama 2017-05-24 07:08:36 77044
Reiko Touyama nods and takes it quick because her curry is getting cold. When she looks back up, there's this tiny koi swimming in the curry, blowing a little curry fountain and and eating the rice at the bottom and Reiko sweatdrops a little at this as she spoons the koi out and places him on a napkin and he hrmphs and crosses his fins indignantly and poofs into orange sparkle, just leaving the curry stain behind.

She sighs a bit and continues eating because magical koi are just magical koi and it's not like her food is tainted now. She sips some water.

"So wanna go rooftop hopping when we're done? I need to take pictures for Art Club reference anyways... and it's gonna be a clear night tonight!" she says.
Ikiko Hisakata 2017-05-24 07:12:54 77045
"Sounds good!" Ikiko beams. "Haven't been out on patrol for a couple of nights due to homework; it'll be good to stretch my legs."

But first things first: time to finish off the tasty curry!