You have a WHAT?

Rashmi, while doing homework, learns that Chandra has found himself a human girlfriend. Freakouts ensue.

Date: 2017-06-16
Pose Count: 30
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-16 01:22:57 78783
Late evening, and with Rashmi home from the ECFH in time to help cover for a sick busboy, Rashmi has only just sat down to do the homework that'll likely take up another good two to three hours of her time. The redhead is tired, to be certain, but still manages to seem in good spirits as she cracks open the first of many a textbook, and begins writing.
Chandra 2017-06-16 01:27:32 78784
With all the frequent use of Rashmi's energy for practicing this new spell, Chandra has not had a lot of time to be more than a monkey, lately. So it is that when Rashmi finally makes it to her room, she finds the little monkey lazily picking at his toes, sitting in the windowsil.

The moment she enters, Chandra dips off the sil to swing towards her, leaping up to give Rashmi a hug and then climbing up to lean over one shoulder while he watches her work.

Homework? I still do not understand why you have to do this. You're smarter than most of this stuff, Chandra notes to her, mentally, avoiding draining her energy further.
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-16 01:31:36 78785
Rashmi Terios returns the hug with a bright chuckle, reaching up to give her 'brother' a fond scritching behind his ears. Because I haven't learned this stuff yet, so it doesn't matter how smart I am, Bhaee. Smart just means I learn quicker, but I still have to learn the things. It's the same with magic, isn't it? I can cast the spells, but if I haven't learned them then what's the good of being able to?
Chandra 2017-06-16 01:36:46 78786
For a while, this answer seems to content Chandra. He offers no further mental commentary as he watches her work at the problems presented in the book. It's not until she's nearly done that he notes, Most of these are problems Nichomachea could solve for you. Or that it could teach you if you wanted to learn to do them yourself. Or if you were really, really intent on learning it from a human, my girlfriend could probably teach you.
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-16 01:38:46 78787
Why would I want to take shortcuts when I can WAIT YOUR WHAT? The pen falls from Rashmi's hand as she turns to stare, goggle-eyed, at the monkey. ....You said human why did you say human Chandra when did you get a human girlfriend?!
Chandra 2017-06-16 01:42:17 78789
What? Chandra asks, meeting nose-to-nose with Rashmi. His eyes are almost the same size as hers, despite the smaller body, and resting on her shoulder makes a perfect perch for meeting her gaze. I thought you knew. Anyways, it's not like you don't have a boyfriend so why shouldn't I have a girlfriend?
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-16 01:44:18 78790
Wh--... Bu--.... I.... No I don't have a boyfriend what are you talking about?!?! Anyway when did you get a girlfriend?! How did you get a grilfriend?! D'you know what that even means, having a girlfriend?!
Chandra 2017-06-16 01:48:23 78791
Well Koji-kun certainly seems to think he's your boyfriend, Chandra counters matter-of-factly. I was very surprised to find that out, by the way. You should have told me. Anyways, her name is Himura Takara, and she is blind and likes frogs and says I am very cute. She also says that being her boyfriend means that we will go on dates--which are different from the fruit, apparently--and to movies and stuff, and that I have to defend her from jealous suitors--which I can do when I'm not defending you, I made that very clear--and that um ... something something lucky and I might be able to kiss her.
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-16 01:51:31 78792
WHAT?! Apparently the idea that Koji-kun thinks he's her boyfriend has driven everything else out of her mind for a moment. Sharp mind, Rashmi has, but not one that corners all that well.
Chandra 2017-06-16 01:53:54 78794
Well you don't have to yell about it, Chandra replies, finally hopping off of Rashmi's shoulder towards the little bowl of fruits nearby. He reaches in and pulls out a grape, then carefully pops it in his mouth to eat while Rashmi chews on whatever has stopped her brain from working. He can wait. Big brothers are patient.
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-16 01:57:43 78795
When did Koji-kun say he's my boyfriend?! Wait no. No. No. First you tell me when you decided Takara was your girlfriend, then you tell me if you even realize what that means you can't do, and THEN you tell me when you're planning on telling her you're a monkey that got a human form from magic, and-- and-- aaaaaaugh. Slumping back in her chair, she gives Chandra a pleading look. Bhaee... please don't tell me you're actually courting'' a human girl, now..."
Chandra 2017-06-16 02:01:11 78796
Chandra turns to glance over his shoulder, one cheek puffed out ridiculously, while Rashmi asks all of those so very many questions.

He grins at her, teeth covered in grape-rind, then closes his mouth and swallows it all. Not that telepathy requires an empty mouth, but Mami does not raise rude monkeys.

Well, Chandra replies, she decided I was her boyfriend first, while we were dancing. I think that means I can't keep all of my beetles to myself anymore, but I'm a little fuzzy on that, and I did already tell her I have a tail. Uh. The rest didn't really come up. Anyways, what's courting?
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-16 02:06:16 78797
THe sound of face dropping into forehead is audible, and when Rashmi heaves a sigh and looks back up, her forehead is slightly reddened. Bhaee, people become boyfriend and girlfriend because they really like each other, and usually are trying to see if they're a good enough match to marry each other. Himura-san's young, so probably that won't happen, but you still have to act like a proper boyfriend. Which means no hitting on girls anymore, because doing that when you already have a girlfriend is called 'cheating,' and it's really really bad. The bulging cheek is impossible not to giggle at, but at least it's kept to a short giggle. And 'dating' is when you take a girl out to do something fun, like go to a restaurant or the movies or the theme park, and you don't have any money to do those things! Are you going to ask Mami for money?! Do you even know what things cost, Chandra?!''
Chandra 2017-06-16 02:14:27 78799
Chandra licks his lips, then his hands, then bounds back towards Rashmi. He stands right on her homework, stands up tall so that he can meet Rashmi's eyes, then explains, I have no idea what any of that means.
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-16 02:15:31 78800
And here Rashmi picks Chandra up, staring into his eyes, and leans back in the chair so he can stand on her stomach. Do you want to be a good boyfriend, Chandra?
Chandra 2017-06-16 02:20:38 78801
Chandra accepts the change in positioning without any complaint. When placed on Rashmi's belly, he reaches up to grab her shoulder gently with one hand, aiding in balance and comfort both. The question she asks, so earnestly, draws several moments of consideration from the little monkey. Eventually his answer is given with just as much earnestness, I want to be the very best. Like no monkey ever was. That's all I want in everything I do: protecting you, being your big brother, being Mami's favourite little boy, and in being a boyfriend.
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-16 02:22:19 78803
Chandra, you know how you don't care about weird people stuff? Well, money is weird people stuff, and you need to know about money to be able to take a girl out on dates, and I can't afford to pay for all of them, which means somehow you're going to have to work, and oh my God this is already a nightmare.
Chandra 2017-06-16 02:28:25 78804
Chandra gives that a few moments of consideration. Working sounds like work, he notes to Rashmi very seriously. Then, a moment later, he observes, I could do your homework for you. That's work, right?
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-16 02:30:45 78805
That's not work that would get you money, Bhaee, Rashmi sends, sighing. Like... you've been downstairs and seen what happens in the kitchens, right? Well, that's all work, Chandra. But if you tried to get work at a restaurant, it'd probably only be like Kimura-san, just nothing but cleaning dishes for eight hours a day.
Chandra 2017-06-16 02:35:25 78807
Chandra turns his head away, thinking through all of those words. Then he looks back to Rashmi and puts a hand on his chest, very solemnly, I understand. I will think about this and come to a decision before I take a beetle to Himura Takara who is my girlfriend. Now, let us talk about you and Koji-kun. Does he have a job?
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-16 02:36:22 78808
......Chandra people don't eat beetles, Rashmi sends, managing to sigh even harder. And what do you even mean about Koji-kun? When did he tell you he's my boyfriend?
Chandra 2017-06-16 02:37:29 78810
Well that's just silly, Chandra notes with a shake of his head. Beetles are delicious. Anyways, I don't know how you missed it. He said it right in front of you! I mean he didn't use those exact words, but he made it super obvious to everyone else that you two are boyfriend and girlfriend. Why don't you two hold hands more, anyways? I thought that's what boyfriends and girlfriends do.
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-16 02:38:53 78811
Taking off her glasses, Rashmi massages the bridge of her nose. ...Chandra please be clear, or I'm taking the strawberries out of your fruit bowl. When did he make it super obvious?
Chandra 2017-06-16 02:40:06 78812
That gets the little monkey's attention. He st raightens up and reaches for Rashmi's glasses, taking them to set them down where they go. Then turns back and notes, I don't remember exactly. Right before I went to dance with my new girlfriend, I think. That's why his dad wants to meet you.
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-16 02:41:51 78813
...Bhaee his dad wants to meet me because he thinks Koji-kun's my boyfriend, and probably because he wants to look at me like you look at the takoyaki-cart lady. Which by the way you can't do anymore to any girl; if you're going to be a good boyfriend, other pretty girls have to stop mattering.
Chandra 2017-06-16 02:47:12 78814
The hair on the back of Chandra's neck stands on end, and he straightens up. Isn't he a little old to look at you like that? A pause, then he frowns, Really? I can't even look at her like that? It's not like my girlfriend would know; she's blind. And the takoyaki-lady, wonderful as her treats may be, never seems to respond. So ... why is it harmful?
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-16 02:49:56 78815
Because when you stare at other pretty girls, Rashmi says, completely bypassing the subject of Koji's father, it makes other people think that the girlfriend you're holding hands with doesn't matter to you. It's worse if she's blind, because people think you're being mean because you can get away with it, because she's blind. And if other people think she doesn't matter to you, she could find out, and it would hurt her heart.
Chandra 2017-06-16 03:04:22 78818
Chandra gives that a lot of consideration, and slowly lowers himself back down until he is sitting on the edge of Rashmi's desk. After a few moments, he hops forward into her lap again, hugs her, then replies, You should finish your homework. I need to do a lot of thinking. I'm going to go see if Mami is still awake. Call me if you need me for something, okay?
Rashmi Terios 2017-06-16 03:07:15 78820
Rashmi leans over, kissing the top of Chandra's head. You'll do what's right, Bhaee, I know you will. Just... I worry, because people can have fragile hearts, and it's hard to know how not to hurt them sometimes. Call me if you need help too, okay?
Chandra 2017-06-16 03:10:11 78821
The little monkey reaches up to ruffle Rashmi's hair. Of course I will, he replies, a little am usedly flippantly. I'm the greatest! Then he hops down off of her lap and heads towards the door. Time to find his other conscience and talk to her about his. Privately. Where Rashmi won't know that he's talking to her.