Alternatives


Kyubey isn't the only one offering wishes, and Miku now has a fistful of suitors vying for her magical pottential. What a hassle.

Date: 2017-07-07
Pose Count: 16
Miku Kohinata 2017-07-07 04:05:07 80104
Miku's life has gone through a steady decline into madness. She wouldn't be sure of that, except that only recently, a tiny white rodent approached her and offered to grant her a wish if she'd only please become a Magical Girl.

It's not that she doesn't believe in talking white rodents or being a magical girl; it's just that the timing of it, combined with Alexis and Norie telling her it was a bad idea, felt like something straight out of a bad dream.

The problem is, she knows it happened, and oh the horrible wishes she has considered to herself. Wishing for Hibiki's return is horrifically selfish, since she knows Hibiki is likely off saving the world (or training to do so). Wishing to know that Hibiki's safe, on the other hand, seems needlessly trivial; such a waste to risk herself so much for such a transient and simple return. No, the wish she's settled on as being likely is far worse than either of those things: Miku is relatively confident that the only selfless way to resolve this with a permanency would be to wish she could forget her dearest beloved.

"What a horrible life that would be," Miku admits as she stares at herself in the mirror. She's dressed for bed in a pair of yellow pajamas that are just a little to heavy for the heat of summer. But despite the heat, she is perfectly happy to be overwarm. Better uncomfortably warm than chilly and reminded that she once had a girl to share a bed with.

"But what else are you going to do, Miku?" the girl asks herself in the mirror sternly. "After all, it's not like you've got a lot of other options. Your grades are slipping, your creativity has completely tanked ... at this rate you'll be lucky to finish school at all. You're going to lose the scholarship, you're going to fail to reach your aspirations, and then you'll only be good as a housewife ...

"And that's not exactly a viable profession," Miku admits to herself with a little blush. She looks away from the mirror, then sighs and leans her chin on her arms. With one hand, she reaches out towards the picture she keeps framed nearby: herself and Hibiki having fun together at the park. Her best friend looks carefree as can be in the picture, and Miku herself looks to be enjoying herself. "Idiot," she mumbles quietly to the picture, as she gently strokes the likeness of her absent friend with her thumb.
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-07-07 04:27:30 80108
Blue is guardian deity of the blue skies. He's a protector of Earth and a god. One of the many beings that popped into existence to fill the gaps of the fallen Silver Millennium and Golden Kingdom eons ago. He is in tune with the Earth. Maybe not on the same deep level Mamoru, keeper of the golden crystal is, but netherless, he's aware of the happiness, and pain and joy and fear and worry and relaxation that goes on day to day.

Blue knows the mirror of the heart. Everyone has one. Some handle theirs differently- and some even have two sides. Scanning over Tokyo, he's zoning in on one that perhaps, has been tarnishing. Maybe even cracking. He's able to look through Miku's as she talks. Miku can't see him- his mirrors let him see what his heart desires and right now it's to whoever owns this ache.

Blue waves his hand, and he lets himself appear in the mirror like a view screen. He doesn't try to step through. He's sitting on that curved pedestal as he peers through the mirror.

"A horrible life?" he asks. "Your hurt is very obvious." he says. "What is so horrible to accomplish this?" he asks, his voice is filled with a kindness and empathy of the ages- despite his youthful appearance.
Miku Kohinata 2017-07-07 04:30:41 80109
Yep, the insanity has truly set in. Miku only half-startles at that voice in her mirror as she looks up towards it. This is an experience she wasn't warned about, but frankly, at this point, she's past being truly surprised.

Staring at the figure, Miku studies him for a moment, then sighs and observes to herself, "Either this is a dream, or I've truly gone off the deepend." She reaches up to rub at her face, then leans forward to stare at the man in the mirror just a little closer.

"Who are you?" she asks of him quietly. Because it's a sensible question, and despite all, Miku is an imminently sensible girl.
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-07-07 04:37:45 80110
Blue seems a little concerned, a blink, then there's a small smile there. Blue never smiles wide. His smiles always seem small, and polite. "I am Blue." he offers. "Guardian Deity of Earth." he offers. Then back to a more straight face. "I was drawn here by your feelings." he offers.

"It's not a dream. If it's any consolation." he says more sincerely.

"Are you willing to share?" he asks.
Miku Kohinata 2017-07-07 04:44:03 80111
Miku squints a little at the figure in the mirror, then mumbles, "Sure, why not." Because of course Earth has a guardian Deity.

With a sigh, she stares at him anew, this time studying him to understand his expression; to decide whether she trusts him. But he's already staring at her through her mirror. There's not much more to hide, if he can do that.

"My best friend, Hibiki," she explains quietly. "We've been together ... a long time. Years. Almost a decade. Once, a few years ago, I thought I'd lost her. She was hit by the shrapnel when Gungnir shattered ... when its owner died. Now, she's a magical girl, herself," she explains, "wielding Gungnir, but it's been dangerous for her, and I'm always worried. And now ... now, I don't know where she is. For months she's been missing, and everyone seems to know where she is but me, and no one will tell me. It's ... I can't. I can't do this anymore," she explains to him quietly, as the mask of emotionlessness starts to crack once again. "I got offered a chance to ... to fix it. To make one wish, in exchange for being a magical girl myself. And I'm so tempted to just wish I didn't remember her at all. But that seems such an awful wish. I don't know what to do."
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-07-07 05:03:13 80113
Blue listens with genuine concern and interest. It's really no wonder why he's a good tea aficionado, it's all he's missing in his hands right now. He talks only when Miku is done and he doesn't interrupt. He gently purses his lips softly. "I'm guessing you mean the one they call Kyubey." he offers. "But that is just a guess." he says. "Based on my knowledge."

"Is this so important to you, however, you'd think of doing such a thing? At such a price?" he asks with that same concern.
Miku Kohinata 2017-07-07 05:08:22 80115
Miku just sighs and runs her fingers through her hair, stopping when she's clutching her forehead. "I don't know," she whispers quietly. "I'm failing school," she explains to him. "My life is a mess without her," she mumbles. "If I just knew she was okay, that would be one thing. But I don't. I don't know that. I can't talk to her. I can't see her. It's killing me," she admits to him. "And I don't want that, but I'd give almost anything to be free of this nightmare."
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-07-07 05:27:32 80121
Blue listens softly still as he frowns. 'My life is a mess without her' is something that resonates with him on a lot of deep levels of reasons. Because his life is a mess is a without her.

"Wishes can solve problems." he says lowly. "But they never come free and without a cost."

"But.... Kyubey. Preys on girls like you. Submitting them to contracts they can never break." he says. "Becoming something that I can barely feel on this Earth." he says.

He carefully seems to think of his next words. "What If I could offer something like that? But. Without. The finality?" he asks curiously.
Miku Kohinata 2017-07-07 05:29:24 80122
Another sigh escapes the grunette's lips. "I know," she mumbles softly. "I know his deals are final; I know they're awful. Everyone tells me not to take it."

But then he alludes to something else, and she just shrugs. "There's no such thing as a wish without strings," she mumbles. "You'll want something else," she notes to him, looking up uncertainly.
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-07-07 05:42:07 80124
Blue nods. "Yes." he says. "Wishes aren't free." he says this plainly, it's a fact of the magical world. Magical wishes are not given free. Those that are terrible and awful.

"You seem familiar. Have you met any Pretty Cure, before?" he asks softly. "Specifically. Those in the black vests with white and gold trim.." he says. "Each once accepts becoming one of them." he says. "In a similar arrangement that 'Kyubey' offers. You fight the Phantom Empire- a force trying to encroach on this world and plunge it into misfortune- and for the wellbeing of the planet." he says. "In turn. I grant the power to become a Pretty Cure. Becoming a Pretty Cure, earns you a chance to collect magical cards from creatures you defeat. When you fill a magical tome with them- you earn a Wish." he says.

"My deal differs, in that, you are not bound for life to this life. You may give up, at any time. You will lose your powers- of course- and you forfeit your collected cards." he offers gravely. "Likewise. You could make your wish, and also quit, if you felt you were done- and earned what you we're you were after. As I have kept my end of the bargain."

"It can of course. Take a while to fill your binder."

"There's dangers. Of course." he offers.
Miku Kohinata 2017-07-07 05:46:07 80126
Of course there are dangers. But Miku has been facing danger without any powers at all. Facing them with power won't make them any more dangerous; it will only give her th e power to do something, too.

She closes her eyes, then puts her forehead back on her arms. "Fill a book, earn a wish," she mumbles quietly. "How long will it take?" she asks, uncertainly.
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-07-07 05:57:39 80129
Blue offers. "It differs. Sometimes you don't get one. Sometimes you do. Everyone's .... Precard Decor, is what they Pretty Cure call it." he offers. "Differs in size. I am not sure of the reason. I may be similar to-- the limitations of Kyubey's wishes." he offers. "Some fill it in a few months of hard work an stalwart vigilance of defeating threats. For others, it can take a year." he says.

"There's Pretty Cure you can speak to. If you need an idea of how it works and how long it took them. I know there's one that has earned her wish, but I do not recall how long it took her." he offers. "One that earned and wished already aswell- who's her sister." he says.

"Wishes do not come easy. I apologize."
Miku Kohinata 2017-07-07 06:03:43 80130
"Mmm," Miku replies quietly, then looks up at him again. "It's a dumb name," she notes softly. "'Pretty cure,'" Then she frowns anyways and says, "but I guess I'll think about it. Can you ... how do I meet the other ones? The ones who already made their wishes?"
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-07-07 06:06:25 80131
Blue raises his brow. "Cure Tide is the one who made her wish. She's the only one in Tokoyo in so far as I know of who'd be willing to talk about it. As you know. A wish is a private matter sometimes." he says softly. "Her sister, Cure Gull, runs a coffee shop in town called 'Gullwing Coffee'." he says. "She has a wish, but hasn't wished yet." he offers.

"Oh, I didn't name them Pretty Cure." he offers. "They've always been called that. Cure is... some ancient word for 'God'." he offers.

"If you want. I can have either contact you, or you can try to seek them out yourself." he offers.
Miku Kohinata 2017-07-07 06:27:14 80132
Miku shrugs just a little, but doesn't argue the point further. "Sure, I guess," she mumbles quietly, "I guess I should talk to this Cure Tide. And maybe a few of my friends. I guess have her try and contact me," she says, then looks up at him again. "And if I make a decision ... what ... how do I tell you?"
Haruna Kurosawa 2017-07-07 06:31:42 80133
Blue smiles. "Look into any mirror, and say my name three times, slowly. I'll appear shortly after. It depends. I am a god, but I cannot be in two places at once, and I make a point to visit my Pretty Cure when they request me to." he says.

Or he just wants to barge into random girls rooms for tea.

"I'll let her know then." he says softly. "And she'll contact you if she feels she can field your questions."