Takara meets Rashmi. They talk. They have donuts. All in all a good time was had by all.

Date: 2017-06-08
Pose Count: 37
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-08 20:32:47 78150
School's out, and it's time for a break for Rashmi. Between studying, mahou-ing mahou-studying, and helping out at the family restaurant, the dark-skinned redhead has noticed ehr focus slipping in class, and has proclaimed it to be time for her to have me-time. Which, today, means a half-weight bookbag and a bearing on Mitakihara's noted donut truck.

Bobbing her head in thanks, she collects her pair of strawberry-glazed, sugar-topped treats and moves off to one side, clearing the way for more business while she enjoys her purchase.
Takara Himura 2017-06-08 20:39:08 78151
Takara Himura, much like Rashmi, has a bit of time between the rigors of schooling and the rigors of studying. She's still in her schoolgirl uniform which clearly identifies her as a Verone Academy student, and has her backpack slung over a shoulder and her bokken strapped to it. Her foldable cane is out *tak*tak*tak*ing along to help her down the street when the smell hits her.


WIth an almost audible rumble of the tummy the blind girl stops in her tracks, nose lifted to the air, nostrils flaring as she sniffs out the scent. "I smell..... DONUTS." Led by her nose, she makes her way to the food truck and stands helplessly before it.

"You wouldn't happen to have a braille menue would you?"
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-08 20:46:37 78153
Donut halfway to mouth, Rashmi pauses as her eyes light on the newcomer. Her gaze flicks from girl to cane and back again, and she decides to delay her snack for a moment, stepping closer and clearing her throat. "Sorry, I, um... would it help if I read off what they have? It's mostly just a couple kinds with a bunch of topping choices, but they're *really* good."
Takara Himura 2017-06-08 20:49:23 78155
The look of relief that washes over Takara is almost palpabale. "Yes," she say, turning her strange white eyes to Rashmi. "Thank you." with the amount of gratitude in her voice, one would be convinced that she just saved Takara's life. "I haven't had a good donut in /months/. Not since I moved here, at least."
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-08 20:53:04 78157
"Well you'll definitely get one here," Rashmi chuckles. "He's got the glazed and cake-style, but for toppings there's sugar glaze, chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, and then sugar, sprinkles, nuts, heart dots... oh! Also he always cuts out hearts for the hole in the middle, it's part of why he gets so much business from schoolgirls."
Takara Himura 2017-06-08 20:55:41 78158
"Oh, my God, really?" asks Takara. "That's /awesome/." She thinks about her choices for a bit before ordering a cake-style, strawberry with heart dots. Once recieved she takes a huge bite out of it and makes an audible, "MMMmmmmmmm," as she chews. "Oh, this is so good."
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-08 20:58:30 78160
"Isn't it?" Rashmi answers with a grin. "C'mon, can I show you a place to sit? THere's a bench just a little bit down the way here."
Takara Himura 2017-06-08 21:00:05 78161
Takara Himura tucks her cane under an arm so she can hold out the other to be led to the bench. "That'd be great, thanks!" Once there, she sits, awkwardly folds her cane in half so that it's not in the way, and takes another bite of the confectionary. "I'm going to get fat now that I know this is here."
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-08 21:05:36 78162
"Oh there're a *lot* of places you could go to worry about getting fat," Rashmi laughs. "There's the takoyaki truck by the theme park, the Midori-ya, my family's curry shop... It's mostly a matter of knowing how to get where you want to go is all."

Taking a bite out of her own donut, she takes a moment to enjoy her bite, with the attendant pleased noise. "Mmm... anyway, sorry. I'm Terios Rashmi, it's nice to meet you!"
Takara Himura 2017-06-08 21:21:50 78163
"Himura Takara," replies the blonde between mouthfuls of donut. "It is good to meet you, too! You'll have to tell me where your curry place is," she says sounding hopeful. "I love curry. Mom hates it, so I don't get to have it much."
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-08 21:28:12 78165
"It's over on north Juuban Avenue," Rashmi says, grinning. "And it's an Indian curry shop, lot of Bengali food specifically. We've got Japanese curries too, but I think your mom'll like the desserts. ...Anyway it's the Korma Chameleon, and... one... second..." Digging around in her bookbag, she produces a slightly crumpled flyer-size piece of paper, which is rolled up and touched to Takara's free hand. "There. That's a promo for the shop, 15% off if you show up with that in hand."
Takara Himura 2017-06-08 21:34:06 78167
Takara Himura nearly spits out a mouthful of donuts when she hears the name of the shop. A swallow and she starts this strange sound wich is somewhere between coughing and laughing, as she's trying to do both. She takes the paper and stuffs it in to a pocket as she clears out her lungs, shaking her head. "God. That name."
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-08 21:38:13 78168
"Yeah," Rashmi laughs. "THey know, too... they play the song on loop under the awning out front. Papi's got a... sense of humor, though you might not know it to hear him. He sounds like he never left Osaka for a day."
Takara Himura 2017-06-08 21:43:17 78169
"Did he?" Takara asks, finishing up her donut. "Leave Osaka, that is."
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-08 21:44:39 78170
"After culinary school he toured India," Rashmi answers, starting on her second donut. "He met Mami in a restaurant in West Bengal, actually, and to hear then tell it they never stopped falling in love."
Takara Himura 2017-06-08 21:54:15 78172
"Thats cool," muses the blind girl. "My parents never got married. They had a 15 year long affair with each other, but it..." she pauses, scowls at the napkin she used to clean off her sticky fingers. "Well, let's just say it didn't end well." By the tone of Takara's voice this sounds like a huge understatement.
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-08 22:02:06 78174
The wince is audible, and a warm hand rests on top of Takara's. "I'm sorry to hear that," Rashmi says, with audible sincerity. "But it's nice that you're here, all the same."
Takara Himura 2017-06-08 22:06:44 78176
Takara Himura takes a deep breath, and lets it out with a cleansing sigh. "Yeah. I haven't been in Japan since I was, like, five or six years old." She balls up the napkin, holds it up into the air and, after a bit of silent concentration tosses it at the trashcan, which, amazingly, lands in it. "Did it go in?"
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-08 22:07:27 78177
"It did!" Rashmi says, audibly amazed. "How'd you even know it was there, Himura-san?"
Takara Himura 2017-06-08 22:12:45 78179
Takara Himura fistpumps in delight. "YES!" At the question she cocks her head. "Well. Trash cans attract birds, you know. There was a crow trying to get something out of it earlier when I was buying the donut." She shrugs, like it's no big thing. "Then it was just a matter of waiting for any wind to die down and then BOOM." She laughs lightly, the shadow that had passed over their conversation now gone. "When I'm bored I practice with a ping-pong ball and an empty basket. You never know when you need a great party trick."
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-08 22:16:02 78180
"That is pretty amazing," Rashmi laughs, wiping her hands on her napkin. "I don't think I could manage it myself, but that's why I'm in Debate Club instead of basketball. What school d'you go to, Himura-san?"
Takara Himura 2017-06-08 22:20:16 78182
"Verone," Takara answers. "My mom makes enough money to enroll me in there, and they've got the resourses and supplies that public schools don't have for blind kids like me."
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-08 22:22:57 78183
"Oh *wow,*" Rashmi breathes, eyes wide. "What's it like there? I'm just at Seishou, and it's good, but I've heard a *lot* of good things about Verone. What're you studying?"
Takara Himura 2017-06-08 22:29:20 78184
Takara Himura's nose wrinkles a bit. "I don't know. A bit of everything. I just got here so I really haven't had a chance settle down and, you know, think about my future or anything." Her eyes lift and, perhaps it's a trick of the light, perhaps not, they glow faintly for just a moment. "I mean, my career options are a little limited," she muses, rubbing her left wrist which has a small, ancient bell tied around it with an equally anciently looking red ribbon.
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-08 22:32:19 78185
"I can understand that," Rashmi says, tilting her head a bit at the brief shine to Tara's eyes. "I mean you've got time anyway to figure out what you want to do, just some people already know so I thought I'd ask, is all." Settling back against the bench, she looks down at the girl's wrist. "That's a prety bell," she says, after a pause to sort out the best way to bring it up. "Where'd you get it from?"
Takara Himura 2017-06-08 22:37:28 78186
"An ancient ancestor came to me in a dream and gave it to me, sealing a pact between us, giving me supernatural powers over fate which allows me to fight evil." Takara says serious at first before breaking down laughing. "No, really, it's been in the family for generations. My mom gave it to me when I turned ten."

Takara lifts her wrist and shakes it, letting the bell tinkle pleasantly. "Also, it has the right frequency to bounce off hard surfaces without being too annoying for other people, so it's useful for that."
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-08 23:31:43 78196
Perhaps Takara can't see it, but Rashmi's reaction to the first story is simple interest, not disbelief. A smile breaks out her face asTakara laughs, though, and she answers it with a chuckle of her own. "I don't know, I've had wild dreams before. Once in a dream, I helped a unicorn fight off a huge shadowy kaiju on a bathtub ocean!" This is followed by a pleasant laugh, and a shake of her head. "It's a good story, though, you should think about writing it down."
Takara Himura 2017-06-08 23:36:43 78198
"Hrmmmm," Takara muses thoughtfully. "I /could/. Hidden princess. Secret powers. Scary monsters." She makes a determined fist and raises her chin and declares, "And cute boys! /Who kiss/!"
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-08 23:37:33 78199
"Well isn't that important for *every* good story?" Rashmi laughs.
Takara Himura 2017-06-08 23:40:08 78203
Takara Himura gets to her feet, face screwed into a look of determination. "I need...." she declares purposefully, thrusting a finger out to the future. ".... another donut." Or maybe it was just the donut stand. "Want another one too?"
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-08 23:43:51 78207
"Thanks, no," Rashmi giggles. "I've had two, and I need to help wait tables tonight. Also it's a little to your left."
Takara Himura 2017-06-08 23:45:59 78208
Takara Himura adjusts, and marches off to the cart to grab another donut before coming back to the bench. This time she runs a finger through the hole to feel it's shape. "It really /is/ a heart," she says.
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-08 23:50:04 78211
"It is!" Rashmi agrees, bobbing her head. "He says it shows how much heart he puts into them, it's adorable."
Takara Himura 2017-06-08 23:55:12 78212
"Ohmygod," Takara glees. "It /is./" She starts nomfing down on the donut. "I believe it, too."
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-08 23:59:43 78214
"I do too," Rashmi says with a wide grin. "They're *really* good donuts, aren't they." A small chime goes off in her bag, and she tugs out a smartphone, frowning at its screen. "I'm really sorry, Himura-san, but Papi needs my help. I've got to get going, but I'll talk to you later okay?"
Takara Himura 2017-06-09 00:01:35 78215
Takara Himura dips her head in assent, quickly finishing off the donut. "Sounds good! I've got to get home and study anyway. Mom will kill me if I dwadle too long."
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-09 00:03:57 78218
"All right," Rashmi says, getting to her feet and stowing her phone. "It was *really* good to meet you, Himura-san. See you around!" And unable to stop herself from waving, the redhead turns and hurries toward the train station.