Things Not Forgotten

Not everyone went to the dance.

Date: 2017-06-16
Pose Count: 52
Miku Kohinata 2017-06-16 18:27:28 78828
Miku has never been much of a wallflower. Hanging out with her friends has always come easily for her. She's never been the leader, but she also never had a hard time saying 'no' to fun and games.

Thus it has been a somewhat surreal experience for the teen to realize just how lonely she has become. She came to the dance expecting to have a good time, but the lack of Hibiki and the brief sighting of Sayaka have only served to emphasize just how alone she feels.

At some point during the multi-school beach party, Shiori invited her to join the other girls in a game of boys-vs-girls beach volleyball--an activity Miku normally would have enjoyed. Instead, she declined.

"You're going to have to move on eventually," Kuriyo had pointed out gently to her, staying behind a few moments after Shiori and Yumi ran off to play.

"I know," Miku replied quietly, even though she wanted to scream at the all-too-observant girl.

Kuriyo only shook her head and offered, "Whenever you're ready," before running off to join the others.

And so Miku remained, alone in her teeshirt over her orange bathing suit, sitting on a towel on the sandy shore, staring out at the waves and wondering when she would be ready.

Now, people have started to pack up and head home, but still Miku sits alone on the beach, questioning a lot of things.
Lacrima 2017-06-16 18:35:47 78829
Norie Okana tried to get to this dance but. It wasn't clicking with her. Natsumi-chan didn't want to go out. Eilam-kun wasn't very good at places like that due to his condition. Going alone would had just been weird. At some point, however- she wanted to try to at least make it in it's death throes and even then. She seems to have missed that.

There is some sort of volley game going though.

--and there is Miku over there sitting alone apparently moping on the beach. Norie knows what some degree of moping looks like because she may aswell be a mope elemental.

"Miku-chan?" she asks quietly. "Did I miss the dance?" she asks. "Completely?" she wonders.
Sayaka Miki 2017-06-16 18:39:11 78830
Sayaka Miki had made only a brief appearance at the party, though had left early after a minor emergency had called her away.
    Now, returning way too late she watched as stragglers left, feeling a bit frustrated as she walks along the beachside.
    "Darrrn, why do I always miss stuff?"
Miku Kohinata 2017-06-16 18:42:37 78831
Miku looks up at the sound of her name being called, a little startled out of her reverie. "Hnh?" she asks, then spots Norie approaching. "Dance?" she asks, almost as if she'd forgotten there was such a thing. "Oh. I guess ...." she glances over her shoulder, towards where the dance floor is being carefully deconstructed. "I guess so, yeah," she intones, turning back towards Norie.

Her eyes alight on Sayaka as they go, and never quite make it back all the way to the vampire. Instead, they linger there on the girl with the blue hair, uncertainty in her expression. "I sorta lost track of time," Miku explains to Norie, without the 'why' of it.
Lacrima 2017-06-16 18:52:39 78832
Norie Okana softly head tilts and sighs and seems to slack a bit. "Ah... I didn't have a date. But was gonna try to make the end. Guess that didn't work out." she says silently. She sighs a bit and gently moves to flop next to Miku as she looks up and head tilts. "Oh. Hi Sayaka-chan." she says silently.

"Were you at the dance? Was it any fun?" she asks softly. She sighs and lays back down on the beach.

"You sound lost Miku-chan. What's wrong?" she asks softly.
Sayaka Miki 2017-06-16 18:55:55 78833
Sayaka Miki blinks, glancing around as she hears familiar voices and smiles and waves, heading over to the two girls. "Norie-chan..Miku-chan! What you two up to?" she shrugs and makes a face. "Nah, I got there pretty late, and didnt really have time to stick around for long before a minor emergency came up. Y'know, witch stuff or whatever." she shrugs, "But it's okay, it's just a part o my job, I guess."
Miku Kohinata 2017-06-16 19:03:49 78834
Miku blushes and looks away when Sayaka looks their direction. She tries to hide that response almost immediately, then smiles in Sayaka's general direction. But it's not a real smile. "Sayaka-chan," she greets the other girl. Scooting over, Miku makes room on her beach towel for both of them, although it's a tight fit if they're all going to sit on it together.

"I didn't dance, either," Miku admits with a shrug.

What's wrong? Oh, the long list of things that are wrong. Miku hugs her knees to her chest and sighs. "I don't know," she lies quietly. Because she knows full well what's wrong. "Just not feeling very much myself, lately."
Lacrima 2017-06-16 19:17:15 78835
Norie Okana doesn't mind sitting on the sand. She listens with a head tilt. She purses her lips. "Then who do you feel like. If not yourself?" she asks quietly. "I sometimes feel not myself but that's also because I am most likely actually not fully myself." she says. "In a literal sense of that." she says.

She looks to Sayaka and purses her lips a bit as she gives her a glance. "Did 'Witch' things happen? Hrmph. I know about them if only through reseach, but have never experienced one for myself." she says quietly. "Well. One. But. She is not quite the same as one either. It is odd." she says quietly.
Sayaka Miki 2017-06-16 19:26:21 78836
Sayaka Miki smiles and nods to the two girls, sitting on the sand so as not to squish them.
    "You okay, Miku-chan?" she hesitates then, wondering if she should have asked. Did she know about her and Alex..?
    Glancing at Norie she shrugs, "Yea, one if my duties at WPS is to track down and respond to witch attacks. Tho it turned out to be a false alarm.."
Miku Kohinata 2017-06-16 19:28:22 78837
"I don't know," Miku tells Norie with a shake of her head. "But it's not supernatural, if that's what you mean. Just ... teenager problems, I guess." Sayaka's question goes unanswered.
Lacrima 2017-06-16 19:55:48 78838
Norie Okana makes narrowed eyes at Miku. The kind that says 'you're not telling us the whole story'. She goes to say something when her phone beeps with a short note of 'tocatta in D-minor' because of course Norie uses that for her phone notification. She checks the text.

Eilam-kun: Your girlfriend is cute, but paranoid. Want to meet somewhere and talk/eat?.

Norie: Oh. Did you meet Natsumi-chan? Bleh. I wonder how that went. I'm at the beach on the backside of Gullwing Cafe down by the harbor. Meet me there?

Then she sighs and peeks over to Miku and Sayaka a moment. "Is there anything I can help with?" she asks in her usual deadpan.
Eilam Hisakawa 2017-06-16 20:15:51 78839
    Eilam: Convenient, I was already near there. I will let you know when I am nearby. And indeed, about five minutes later, there was a text, Down at the beach, or just... somewhere between the cafe and the beach? I am walking beside it now..

    Eilam was... well, he didn't seem too tired, but he wasn't jumping around at all. Which wasn't too unusual. Dressed up like he was going to eat at a nice restaurant, he even had his hair pulled up! Kind of. A rather messy manbun of sorts that mostly just kept it up and out of his way.
Lacrima 2017-06-16 20:18:04 78840
Norie Okana is waiting and gets another text. She looks to Miku. "Eilam-kun. Is in the area. He's coming down by, okay?" she asks. She looks around and ah. "Eilam-kun!" she calls out as she waves two hands a bit softly back and forth before she settles back down. She head tilts. "Eilam-kun..." she says a little more softer. And just a bit of a blush.

"So you met Natsumi-chan. What did. She say?" she asks softly. "To you?" she afterall. Told her things.
Eilam Hisakawa 2017-06-16 20:26:38 78841
    "What did she say?" Eilam finally asked as he got close enough to hear. He took a moment to think about it, "She was extremely paranoid and apparently just me saying I was a friend of yours, something along the lines of 'For all I know you're some centuries old vampire trying to lure her into a false sense of security'. Though I guess you never said anything about me to her? Since she seemed to not even know my name. Which... is fine, I hardly care, but still. Paranoid. And gay. ...she actually made a point of emphasizing that when I offered to go along with you two and pay for a date or something so you could enjoy time together somewhere nice."

    Bits and pieces of conversations. "Also got a bit upset at me over suggesting she should stop trying to fix you and be content with how you are."
Lacrima 2017-06-16 20:40:44 78842
Norie Okana blinks a little at this. "W..wha?" she asks softly. "I... I told her everything about you! About... the ring..." she says looking down at her hand with a bit lip, at that ring Eilam had given to her. And about how much it meant to her. "-about. Everything." she says suddenly hunching a bit and bringing her legs up to her chest as she glanced at Miku and Sayaka with a frown.

She frowns a bit and seemed to shift uncomfortably. "I guess I'm gonna need to tell her again. Or she misunderstoof what I said or she... just...."

"Forgot..." which seems to be the sticking point there. Forget.

She seems to resettle. "Yeah. Natsumi-chan only like girls. That's okay." she says quietly. "I think it's just how she is, rather than some conscious choice to not like boys." she says quietly.

"I like both." she says quietly. "But you knew that already." she says to Eilam in a sly manner.

She grumbles a bit. "I can't 'be fixed'." she says. "Theres no 'fixing' me." she says. "Just making my condition more bearable." she asides with a grand sigh.

"Eilam-kun. This is. Miku-chan." she says quietly. "Miku-chan. This is Eilam-kun." she says softly.
Miku Kohinata 2017-06-16 20:48:20 78843
Miku has fallen silent, with the introduction of another person to the group. Sayaka has drifted away, leaving Miku in the awkward position of not even really knowing anyone terribly well. Not that she typically m inds that.

It's just today.

When she's called out specifically, she offers half a smile to Eilam, then introduces herself as, "Kohinata Miku. I'm sorry, I did not catch your family name."
Eilam Hisakawa 2017-06-16 21:02:37 78844
    "Oh? I am sorry to hear that then. I do not know what to say about bad memories, I... forget some things but make it a point to remember others." Stepping forward to offer Norie a hug while he can, since she seemed a little bummed out that Natsumi seemingly forgot something, the introduction had him glance towards the girl and nod. "Hisakawa Eilam. I attend Infinity University." It wasn't quite a hug, though, mostly just him slightly leaning against her, being there. Which is something. "You are friends with Norie? If so, nice to meet you."
Lacrima 2017-06-16 21:07:34 78845
Norie Okana definitely leans into that a little more than the light hug suggests. It's been an awful week with the whole nightmares thing and right now she just kinda needs to feel someone she can trust and she frumps a bit. "First she goes away to space camp without getting a chance to let me know for months. Then she forgets something important like that." she says quietly.

"Miku-chan is aware of the magic stuff. And what I am." she says quietly.

"Miku-chan doesn't wanna try to change me. Or holds what I need to do to keep myself sane against me. That makes her a friend in my book." she says quietly.

"But something seems to be bothering her and I dunno what. Can't make her talk." she says.

"I mean. I could. But that would be mean and rude to kinda do the. Hypnosis/Mind control thing." she says quietly. "To a friend."
Miku Kohinata 2017-06-16 21:09:30 78846
"It's very nice to meet you, Hisakawa-san," Miku replies to Eilam, bowing her head just a little. Of the question on friendship, she offers no commentary, although this may largely be beacuse Norie has it well under control.

"If I knew how to put into words what is bothering me," Miku naotes to Norie, "I would probably not mind talking about it with a friend. But ... I'm not sure which friend I should talk about it with, and I'm not sure how to put it into words, anyways."
Eilam Hisakawa 2017-06-16 21:14:35 78847
    "I will be right back, there is a food stand that is smelling quite nice and I am a little hungry. Did you two want anything while I am there?" He waited long enough to hear the response before making his way off towards the beachside vendor.
Lacrima 2017-06-16 21:22:07 78848
Norie Okana says. "A hot dog." she says. "Extra relish." she says to Eilam. She looks back to Miku. "I used to have that problem." she says quietly. "Every time I'd try to tell people what it's like to... not feel certain things. They wouldn't get it and I'd get frustrated at their attempt to understand." she says.

"But I found it still helped to try." she says softly.

"Like right now I'm frustrated at my girlfriend for not remembering very important things I told her." she says quietly. "But I'm sure it's... harmless."

"I hope." she says with a sigh.
Miku Kohinata 2017-06-16 21:25:48 78849
"My ..." Miku starts to say girlfriend, but the word catches in her throat and sticks. And sticks hard and long until eventually she swallows it again in favor of, "friend forgets things all the time. She never seems to know what details are important to remember and which are okay to forget. But she cares so very much about other people, and that's what matters the most about her."
Eilam Hisakawa 2017-06-16 21:32:32 78850
    After a minute or two, Eilam returns with a container of hot dogs. A dozen, actually. With a bag full of containers of condiments, including a fair bit of relish and ketchup and such. "Here, for all of us." He was fairly sure Norie stress ate in much the same way he did, plus it didn't really matter for either, they weren't going to get fat. Norie could probably eat a walrus raw and not gain any weight, with her whole darkness make thing. And Miku? Well, he didn't know, but there was some plain hotdogs there as well, should she not be some brand of vegetarian.
    Rather without too much thought, Eilam reassumed his position just beside Norie, content to be present and eat something that he had not had for a while.
Lacrima 2017-06-16 21:35:59 78851
Norie Okana watches Eilam silently in the distance. She looks back to Miku. "Eilam-kun is.... important. To me." she says quietly. "In a few ways." she says. "I can't be specific. Most of it is private." she says. "But. you should generally know what it means. When a boy gives a girl a ring." she says quietly. "But it also isn't. Fully like that." she says. "It is more like a future promise." she says quietly.

"In my eyes."

"I had told. Natsumi-chan about this. And what I feel. Which is important. To not. Cross wires. And get people upset. And she was amendable. But now..." she says. This is when Eilam comes back into the area.

" sounds like something else now." she deflates softly.

Norie is basically a ball of stress eating. She digs into hotdogs. With extra relish and nothing else.

She frowns. "Caring about others. I think is important. I say think. Because. It is had for me to think in such ways. I usually think inwards. Of me and myself. It is just. How what I am is. But I do remember it being that way. When I was human."

"But you also need to think inward. Too. I believe. Once in a while. And grab on what's important to you. Maybe not all the time. That's unhealthy. I KNOW it's unhealthy because that's me. But..." she sort of bites her lip in between hot dog bites and swallows.

"...did your friend forget things you said or did too...?" she asks quietly.
Miku Kohinata 2017-06-16 21:40:23 78852
Miku doesn't reach for the hotdogs, but neither does she look upset at them being near her. Maybe she's just not hungry. She does curl her bare legs up beside her and place a hand on her own calf, staring out towards the water once again. "It's not so much that caring about others is important," Miku replies softly, "so much as ... that's who she is. And I never want her to change," she explains quietly, as she lets her gaze drift back to Norie.

Silence falls a moment while she watches Norie eat, that question weighing heavy in the air. Did she forget things? Yes, yes she most definitely did. "There was a meteor shower," Miku explains softly. "The leonids. We were supposed to watch them together, last year." A twitch of Miku's lips before she explains, "I recorded it on my phone so she could watch it later, since she didn't make it. I ... it wasn't a very good recording. And now ... well. It's hard to watch a meteor shower with someone who you don't know how to find, anymore."
Lacrima 2017-06-16 21:46:20 78853
"...A meteor shower is the kind of thing that Natsumi-chan would be into. She. Talks to the stars." she says. "Both. In the sense of horoscopes, and in the sense of... a magical connection." she says. "Her sign is cancer, the crab." she says. "he doesn't like me very much." she then drifts off onto a more pleasent topic. "She has this adorable crab raincoat. It is silly." she says.

What Miku is describing sounds like something that 'more than just friends' would do but she doesn't try to verify this. Miku is by all accounts, being careful of her wording. Which means something.

Norie is now on hot dog two. Eilam was right about the stress eating. "I'd offer to help fix what's wrong. But I think I've had my share of fixing things that are wrong in relationships for the month for the moment." she says quietly.

"Because I swear. Some boys can be such... boys..." she says.

"....No offense Eilam-kun. You don't count when I say that." she says coyly.
Miku Kohinata 2017-06-16 21:48:44 78854
"If I could talk to her," Miku replies softly, "there wouldn't be any problems to be fixed." A shrugs, a sigh, then Miku reaches towards her bag. "Sorry, I'm just ... making the beach a sad place, and it shouldn't be. I should go home. I'm sorry for bothering you with my personal problems."
Lacrima 2017-06-16 21:57:06 78855
Norie Okana frowns at Miku. "Miku-chan. No one said the beach had to be a /good/ and /happy/ place." she says. "I most certainly see no sighs posted to that effect. An even if there were, I would rip them out of the ground." she asides.

"Please. Sit?" she asks. "Something is bothering you. And I know going off alone to mope isn't going to fix anything or make you feel any better." she says quietly.

"Did you hear about the nightmare situation last week?" she asks silently.

"A stupid animated set of knights armor destroyed my coffin while I was in it. Do you have any idea how hard it is to replace a coffin a second time? People give you /looks/ at the store." she says sourly.

"I may start learning how to make my own. But I don't know how to wood work." she says a little more sourly.
Miku Kohinata 2017-06-16 22:11:45 78856
"I heard a little about it," Miku replies, "but not much. Just enough to know that I'm glad everyone is alright." She shakes her head, then notes, "Since you can handle the sun, you could probably sleep in a normal bed. Coffins are usually to keep out the light. Anyways, even if I'm not required to be happy, I'm not feeling any better, either. I'm going to go home. Maybe go for a run. And then I don't know. Enjoy your hotdogs, Norie-san. Hisakawa-san."
Lacrima 2017-06-16 22:13:58 78857
Norie Okana frowns a little at Miku. Though it's not an angry one. "I feel safer in small, enclosed areas when I 'sleep', Miku-chan. When I don't have a coffin, I usually sleep in a closet." she says softly.

"....Please be well, Miku-chan." she says gently.

"I can handle the daytime and sunlight but it also doesn't feel right to me. Not harmful just."

"I prefer the nighttime." she says.

"Um. I think. Someone's gonna be attempting that Curry challenge again soon." she says as a trail off. "Not sure who. Just. Heard it when I was there last." she says.
Miku Kohinata 2017-06-16 22:15:26 78858
"Kokoro-chan," Miku supplies for Norie, as she risese and picks up her towel. She shakes it out--careful to avoid getting the sand on Norie or Eilam--then folds it. Then she dusts off her own bum, ridding the orange one-piece of any clinging sand. Placing the towel in her bag, she bows to Norie and Eilam both, then says, "Please have a good evening. I hope to see you again soon." Then she turns as if to go.
Lacrima 2017-06-16 22:19:00 78859
Norie Okana really wants to say. Something. Anything to Miku to make her stay. But. She's bad at it. What she is just isn't conducive to it. Her prior try was her best attempt. She just sort of shift uncomfortably while swallowing the last of her hot dog.

"I don't know what to tell you, Miku-chan. I'm sorry. Please try to enjoy the rest of your day...." she says silently.
Eilam Hisakawa 2017-06-16 22:30:28 78860
    "Sometimes, people just need to sort things out on their own." Eilam had since moved slightly to just hugging around Norie gently from behind, resting his chin atop her shoulder. "It was nice to meet you as well, Miku, was it?" Eilam offered a wave towards her, but remained with Norie for the time. "I know I am not the most enclosed, small space, but if you ever want to curl up with me, you know you can." then Eilam teasingly whispered, "Plus I owe you a kiss or two, since we have not had the chance to spend much time together recently. It is up to you if you want to collect all of them at once, or spread out." a pause, "Even if such kisses would probably taste like relish right now."
Lacrima 2017-06-16 22:38:23 78861
Norie Okana says with the deadpan of the ages. "I would relish a kiss or two." she says. Ah. Yes. There was probably a reason Mamoru put up with her. That was probably it right there as she leans in a little to Eilam as she closes her eyes. "I'm sorry if Natsumi-chan gave you trouble. I'll talk to her." she says silently.

She places her hot dog down as she places a hand against Eilam's chest a bit. "You seem to be a bit better today. I assume it's one of those better days of yours." she says happenstance with a slight look of bemusedment.

"Which is good." she says.

"...I was worried about you." she says silently.
Eilam Hisakawa 2017-06-16 22:45:20 78862
    "You do not have to apologize for someone else, she is not your dog that growled at me or something. Also... worried about me?" he seemed confused by that, "Why worry? My whatever it is will keep me like I am forever. Even if I have problems in the meanwhile, it has been this way since the start." that honestly made him wonder what she meant.
Lacrima 2017-06-16 23:01:24 78863
Norie Okana sighs and shakes her head. "Just. I know that card has been screwing with you recently. And it's nice to see you out and about." she admits softly. She gently pushes just a bit closer if that's possible as she sighs. "-and. Just. Yeah." she says quietly in regards to Natsumi-chan. "Just don't like when I actually take the effort. To explain things that are hard to me to talk about... and they are forgotten." she says.

"It's no worry." she says as she closes her eyes.

Then she turns, and tries to steal a kiss from Eilam. Right on the lips, even! After all.

He owes her~
Eilam Hisakawa 2017-06-16 23:05:42 78864
    "Ah, that, well..." honestly Eilam wasn't really sure what happened to it. He hadn't really dealt with it for a bit and as a result it had left the forefront of his mind. "While that is between you and her, I would say try not to be upset. There are worse things those we care about can do to us than forget. It may seem like it's a big deal, but maybe she would feel bad if she came to realize she forgot should you bring it up? Maybe it will return to her in time."
    Eilam was just about to close his eyes only to realize Norie had pressed her lips to his. Which got a bit of a smile out of him, returning the kis in a rather relaxed manner. He didn't really seem to care that they were out on the beach or others could see them. He was fine giving the vampire what she wanted(as if he did not enjoy it as well).
Lacrima 2017-06-16 23:23:55 78865
Norie Okana doesn't exactly make out here. She does break the kiss with a gentle bemused look. She just relaxes. "I'm sure she forgot. I'll talk to her about it." she says gently. Then she just sighed. Then she just mutters...

"3500 Yen." she says without explanation. This is not exactly a lot of money. It's said without retort or context. Not yet anyways.

"That's how much. The necklace cost me. In the secondhand store." she says quietly. "Two years ago. As of last month." she says quietly.

"I guess. I've always thought of that context. In how much my humanity was worth." she says. "But, I guess that's silly. It's not like I knew what I was buying." she says.

She just kind of closes her eyes. "Things are still confusing and wrong." she says.

"But at least I'm not some. Mental mess. Like I was. A year ago." she says.
Eilam Hisakawa 2017-06-16 23:27:25 78866
    Eilam listened with a smile only to press a kiss to Norie's forehead, "That is the best 3500 yen the world has ever spent. It gave me someone to keep nearby for as long as I can, without having to worry about them growing old and dying. To some it might seem a silly thing to think about, to be thankful for, but I am. Even if that is a greedy thing."

    With a bit of a laugh, he added, "So you may think that 3500 cost you your humanity... but in my view, you're now worth more than the rest of the world combined."
Lacrima 2017-06-16 23:42:35 78867
Norie Okana shakes her head. "I'm not gonna lie. One of the first. Crises I had. When I realized 'I might live forever' was things like. People dying around me. Needing to figure out when I stop aging and when I might need to disappear lest people notice that the twelve year old has been twelve when they should be eighteen." she says quietly.

"Meeting you made that fear. Not a thing. Really. It helped a lot." she says.

"But you've been dealing with that for actually longer more than once probably." she says gently.

The forehead kiss makes her relax a bunch at least.
Eilam Hisakawa 2017-06-16 23:49:11 78868
    "Indeed... I have. Every four or five years. Maybe sooner should things devolve. I have homes, places, all around the world. So had I not met another girl here who showed me magic was a thing, not met yet... I may have been gone from here in a year or two perhaps. But now that I know magic is real, now that I know you are real, well... I do not know if I am going to depart again or what." It was something that was always on his mind after all.

    "I am glad I was able to help you with something, though. It is a lot to go through, it took me a long time to figure out a decent way to go about it. And even now, it is getting harder. Information is harder to get rid of, records stay forever. Digital lifefspans are practically everlasting too."
Lacrima 2017-06-17 00:00:22 78869
Norie Okana shakes her head. "I know some of the rules of how this magic stuff works. Basically. Don't feed into it. If someone claims you're so and so hundreds year old woman you just act like the guy is crazy. The world will make them believe the world is crazy. Except for other magical types." she says.

"But magical types tend to understand the whys and hows better than. Well your average conspiracy nut." she says cooly.
Eilam Hisakawa 2017-06-17 00:10:34 78870
    That got a nod out of Eilam, "That is what I keep hearing but I have never really witnessed such things myself. I remain hopeful, though. It is... easier to not hope, but I want to. Still, I am not really hungry anymore since I ate. Would you just like to stay here the rest of the evening? Might be a nice place to find a warm spot to relax. Even if it is just napping. Or would you want to go and do something else?"
Lacrima 2017-06-17 00:26:49 78872
Norie Okana mmmmphs. "I wanna stay here on the beach. Right now." she says quietly. "With you." she says as she gently moves to lay her head down on Eilam's lap a moment, she doesn't care about the sand or anything. She just wants to relax. "Not like people can kick us off." she says quietly. "And I don't care what other people think right now." she says gently.

Norie is cold to the touch, as always. It's more noticeable in the summer heat though. But that has everything to do with being undead rather than anything else.

"It doesn't... bother you. That I'm not. Human. Right?" she asks softly. "I mean. I don't think you care. But... sometimes I just..."

"What I'm made of. It makes you double doubt everything really." she says.
Eilam Hisakawa 2017-06-17 00:37:37 78873
    Eilam watched as she laid down like that and reached to rub the palm of his hand and fingers lightly along her hair, half petting her. "I would take you any way you came. Perhaps you might think me desperate, maybe I am, but I would not care what body you were in, or how you looked.... or even if you were human or not. To me, you are beautiful regardless." Looking down at the girl on his lap, Eilam added, "Even if you stayed in that boys body, I would have been just as happy with you all the same. I have learned in my time that if I try to be picky, I wind up with no one."

    And then he looked back up at the others on the beach, some alone, some families. "I suppose you might not have known that. I cannot say I am really... as open as you seem to be, about who you are interested in, but I also do not care enough to concern myself with it. Though if you decide to stay in a dogs body or something, there will be no kisses for you in the future."
Lacrima 2017-06-17 00:50:29 78874
Norie Okana snorts. "I can't change bodies at will." she says. "I mean. I can. But only from the three I have. Not a new one." she says quietly. "That was a body swap that was against my will. Even if it let me feel things." she says softly.

"I have. This form. The form you know as Norie. Then I have. Lacrima. The one with the purple hair... eyes... pale skin." she says. "I think it looks pretty." she says. "Then there is... well. The third is more or less. My basest form. It's like. A black smoke...mist... monster." she says. "With purple eyes and claws and stuff." she says quietly.

"I don't like being in that." she says. "It's what I am when I'm starving too." she says.

"Norie is. The human I used to be. It's more of a disguise. Than anything. It uses energy to keep up. I'm burning energy right now keeping it up." she says. "But it won't hurt me to keep it up as long as I give it a break every so often." she says.

"Lacrima is the most... 'human' looking form I can take that doesn't cost energy. It also doesn't cost energy for me to the monster." she says quietly.

"I'm glad you don't care about that. I've been pondering. Bad thoughts. About my identity recently." she says. "Just. Things. That happened."

"Some...girl named. Twilight. Some. 'Princess of Despair'..." she says. "Started to make me doubt who I was. She said I should be. Hurting people. Helping her. Spread darkness. Because that's what I am." she says quietly. "While she commanded the brainwashed mother of a friend to kill us."
Eilam Hisakawa 2017-06-17 03:30:01 78886
    "Twilight? That... huh. I had put that thought aside for a while. I came across the girl some time back, she was talking rather big, playing a violin of some variety I believe. Tried to get her talking and let her say whatever it was that came to mind and she did say a rather large bit about her disdain of things and some kingdom she was from. Honestly I did not think much of it... I was aware of magic at the time, but the notion of some kingdom I was unaware of seemed beyond silly."

    Idly his hand continued to pet along Norie's hair, because he could, before looking back down at Norie for a moment. "Is there anything I can do to help with that situation? She might still consider me just someone else entirely, with no connection to magic or knowledge of it, so she might overlook my involvement somehow. You most certainly should not be hurting others or spreading darkness or any silliness like that. And if you ever think you should be, I want you to come find me so I can hug you until you do not."
Lacrima 2017-06-17 03:46:49 78889
Norie Okana frowns. "She knows where to dig her heel in, Eilam-kun." she says. "She got in ALL ours head." she says softly. "I... I started sounding like someone else. I started. Yelling that I'd make her a slave and make her lick the floor of the manor clean and things like that." she says a little guiltily.

"We did. End up saving my friend's mother though." she says softly. "Which is good." she says.

"Oh right. My friend is Ariel. Ari-chan. She's a unicorn." she says. "I'm sure that's not the most silliest thing you've heard this month." she says a little coyly.

"But she's an important friend of mine too. Early on.. she...."

"She caught me at the end of a feeding frenzy because I was starving and I upset myself into draining a small gang. Then. This girl. And her big dog come to me. And I can just feel. That glow off her. The tingling...kind that's bad to creatures like me." she says.

"--and she just. Talks to me. Because with how she felt. I expected her to try to kill me." she says.

"But she talked. And she wanted to know why I did what I did. And I told her. That I had to. Not that I wanted to, but I had to." she says. "She was one of the first to just. Accept that. Not. Fight me. or lecture me. Or try to act like they're better than me because they don't need to eat the energy of humans to remain sane." she says.

"Sorry just. There was so few people. In that timeframe." she says quietly. "That didn't just. Accept me for what I was and had to do. Everyone wanted to... 'stop the evil vampire'." she says.

"I'll be fine. It's done and over now." she says.

A pause. "If she wants to hurt you. She'll find a way. She's vicious and callous."

"Not that she can drive me into a darker place. Once you kinda. Become a horrible dark energy being- you're kind of at bedrock." she says.
Eilam Hisakawa 2017-06-17 04:03:33 78892
    "...a unicorn?"

    Eilam actually snorts at that. "Great, what other silly legends are going to turn out to be true at this rate. And... you may believe you've got nowhere worse to go, Norie, but that is not a good thing to believe. Because while it feels like that is a bad place? There are far worse things than that, I can assure you. That are entirely non-magical. Which I hope you never come to realize. From all I've ever understood, you, like that... are just controlled by your hunger. There is no shame in such. Even normal people can be driven to madness from hunger. The difference between you, and them, though... is no matter how long it takes, I will always be here in some fashion. So you do not have to worry about having nothing to come back to should you find yourself like that. Okay?"

    He was trying to be a bit comforting, though it was hard for him to really... think of how to provide comfort for such things.

    "As for me, she can try. I imagine she still has a long way to go before she can truly bother me." A bit of a smile is visible on his face, "Maybe in a hundred years if she comes back as an old woman she might have enough experience." Or magic would just work on him. He had no idea. But it was a thought.
Lacrima 2017-06-17 04:21:06 78894
Norie Okana ALMOST smiles. "A unicorn with another unicorn and a sea-witch mermaid as parents and I think the sea witch is also from Atlantis." she asides. "Lots of things are true." she says quietly. "Tokyo is just a hotbed for this stuff nowadays. Magic exists elsewhere but it's not as high key for some reason." she says.

"I wish I new why." she says.

She nods a bit and just keeps her head laid in Eilam-kun's lap as she closes her eyes. "I know." she says quietly.

"Just wondering how long it is until things get too messed up." she says quietly.
Eilam Hisakawa 2017-06-17 04:44:10 78897
    "That sounds like a reject Disney movie, to be honest." A bit harsh but... honest, in his eyes." When she closed her eyes, Eilam fell silent, perhaps thinking about what was said. And as a result, he seems to relax a bit too, "I think this might be a good opportunity to take a nap in the sun. It has been a bit since I last did. Think you will do the same?" With Norie on his lap, Eilam just lays back for the moment, moving the stave that was laying next to them behind his head to rest his head against it a bit, while looking up at the sky. He really should come to the beach a bit more, the warmth was nice occasionally.
Lacrima 2017-06-17 04:47:29 78898
Eilam doesn't get a reply because it appears that, Norie has already started snoozing. She doesn't really. Breathe, but it's all in how perfectly still she is now. It's all in the stance and completely stillness that Eilam has seen before that lets him cue into the fact she's asleep. What she's dreaming about is anyone guess. Of course.