Introductions By Collision

Momo Akatsuki and Takara Himura meet in the takoyaki line.

Date: 2017-06-20
Pose Count: 12
Takara Himura 2017-06-20 19:16:17 79150
Ah, the smell of fresh takoyaki. There's nothing quite like it in the world, and Takara has missed it so much. It's been ages since she's been to the theme park and, while they're not really her thing, the savory aroma of snack is something that she hasn't smelled in the ten years she lived abroad in America. As always there's a line, and she walks up to somewhere in the middle of it, her cane going *tak*tak*tak* making sure she doesn't run into anything and asks, "Excuse me. Where is the end of the line?"
Momo Akatsuki 2017-06-20 19:23:02 79152
The scent of yakoyaki was a lure like no other, and it was very easy for it to slap Momo upside the face and demand she go try and buy some. She just happened to be walking up right at the moment Takara voiced her question and she peeked past the other girl to see. What she saw made her face briefly appear stricken, but she answered dutifully. "Um. You're standing at it. It apparently goes about midway into the walkway into the park...". She rubbed at the back of her head and side-stepped as an American tourist barelled by without noticing he was disrupting a waiting line.
Takara Himura 2017-06-20 19:30:14 79154
And right into Takara, who couldn't see him coming. This causes the blind girl to land on her butt, and after hearing some choice explicitives from the tourist she turns and shouts at him in English, "Hey, watch where you're going, jerkface! Blind girl here!" The guy, hurredly leaves, embarassed about a) running over a blind girl and b) said blind girl could understand his cursing at her perfectly.

Once gone, she sighs, gets to her feet, and dusts gravel off her butt. "Hopefully he didn't run you over too," she says to the girl, speaking in Japanese once more.
Momo Akatsuki 2017-06-20 19:36:19 79155
Momo Akatsuki couldn't understand English, but she could get inflection perfectly fine. She glared stonily at the tourist even as he walked away before drawing her attention back to Takara and offering a small smile, even though she was aware the other girl probably couldn't see it. "No. I think I was too glaringly dressed for him to bump into me. I also stepped away though so... Um yeah... Are you okay?".

She quietly glanced towards the line and saw that space was opening ahead of them. "We might should go forward in the line, also. Before someone skips us.".
Takara Himura 2017-06-20 19:39:50 79156
"I'm fine," Takara says. "Being blind means you get to bump into things a lot. Or have things bump into you." She grins at the girl and pats her derrierre, "It's why we have big butts, to cushion the fall." She nods, and holds out a hand for Momo to take. "Lead the way."
Momo Akatsuki 2017-06-20 19:44:44 79158
Momo Akatsuki blankly stares at the hand for a moment, unsure about taking the hand of someone she just met. With the way things were in all this magic hullabaloo, she could be unwittingly making a deal with a shinigami or something to forfeit the soul of everyone she holds most dear. Considering the misfortune that seems to befall those she holds most dear of all, it wouldn't shock her.

Those thoughts pass in that moment and her small hand rises to gently grasp Takara's fingers before gently tugging her forward in the line. "I'm Akatsuki Momo. I go to Seishou.".
Takara Himura 2017-06-20 20:23:37 79164
"Himura Takara," answers the blind girl, as she's led to the end of the line. "Thank you," she says. "You're very helpful. I go to Verone, myself. Did you want some?" she asks, gesturing in the general vincinity of the food truck. "My treat."
Momo Akatsuki 2017-06-20 20:27:29 79165
Momo Akatsuki caught herself shaking her head and blushed. It was hard to make herself realise she was interacting with someone that couldn't see what she was doing. "No thank you. I'm going to get some, but I'd prefer to pay for it myself. I'd just spend my allowance on other stuff if I didn't. They have amazing takoyaki. Super worth it.".

She glanced down at the hand she'd helped Himura with and then took a moment to properly study the other girl. "What's it like?", she inquired. Childish inquisition is unstoppable.
Takara Himura 2017-06-20 20:36:13 79166
"What's what like?" asks Takara, momentarily confused at the question, before realizing what it is the young girl is talking about. "Oh! Well. Close your eyes tight so you don't see anything," she instructs, waiting a moment in case Momo actually does it. "It's like that. But all the time and you can never ever open your eyes." Another pause to let that sink in. "It's not so bad, really. I was born blind, so I have no idea what it's like to see."
Momo Akatsuki 2017-06-20 20:41:25 79167
Doing as she was told, Momo clutched her eyes tight. But she still saw light through her eye-lids and obstructions to it. "I don't think I'm doing it right. But... That must be hard. Not seeing.". She fidgetted a little, the easy banter causing her to relax.

"I like to save what I see... I take pictures. Lots and lots of pictures. So I can show my sister what I saw and did when she comes home with mamma.".
Takara Himura 2017-06-20 20:49:48 79172
Takara chuckles, "It's okay." she says. "You did it right enough." She takes a deep breath and lets it out in a deep sigh. "Yeah. It can be. I get around allright, but the world just isn't made for people like me, so I get by." Her head tilts as they take a shuffle step forward, getting closer to some delicious takoyaki. "That's pretty cool! Do they have any favorite pictures you've taken?"
Momo Akatsuki 2017-06-20 20:57:30 79173
Momo Akatsuki rubbed the back of her head with her free hand. "Um... They haven't come back yet. Some friends of the family have been looking after me instead. They can be kind of bird-brained though.". Something about this statement caused her to titter quietly. "They're very nice though.".