Drinks before Shopping

Tsubasa takes out Chris to go clothes shopping, starting with some drinks. They encounter Seth there, while everything is awkward.

Date: 2017-07-19
Pose Count: 16
Tsubasa Kazanari 2017-07-19 23:05:32 80637
Encouraged by various factors to at least try to have a social life, and further motivated by some degree of remaining mistrust of Chris, Tsubasa has decided to attempt to take Chris shopping. As such, the world-famous j-pop idol, in her school uniform, is walking towards one of the shopping areas near school, choosing to go for something to drink before diving headfirst into shopping.

She picks a small establishment, and puts a hoody up to make her a little less recognizable from a distance, then sits down and looks over the drinks menu while glancing towards Chris, "Anything catching your eye?"
Chris Yukine 2017-07-19 23:24:22 80640

Her companion had similar motivations at hand, ones of "maybe I should try getting along with her" and "maybe I should actually get to know this place better" being the primary driving forces for being taken along for a simple shopping trip. Clad in the usual uniform (albeit tight in a few places, maybe she should get that tailored out), the girl gave off an aura of slight grumpiness as the two sat themselves down.

A quick flip of the menu and a scan of the contens inside, eyes wandering about quickly for a decision. Perking up at the question, the silverhead twisted her lip, giving nothing but a shrug as she looked on. "Not particuarly so. Orange juice would work just fine, if you're that impatient." A snap choice, even if her gaze laid on a sizable milkshake for a brief moment.
Seth Locke 2017-07-19 23:44:17 80642
These have been some eventful last days for Seth - eventful days he's been trying to put past him. And, the way he's doing it? Why, I guess it's the way every teenager does it: he takes a break to get some food into his system.

In a way, this is also a test, of sorts - going back to the last few days, he's wondering if his diet has not changed in any way. Just like...

But nope. So far, so good! He's ordered something like a sandwich and some juice, and he's fine.

On occasion, he looks up at the people that pass by his table, casually looking them over, then returning to the sandwich he's eating.

And then, he notices the two new girls who just came in, and he tilts his head as he looks at the one wearing the hoodie. A slight frown. 'What is with that?', he wonders.
Tsubasa Kazanari 2017-07-19 23:50:21 80643
"Didn't mean to pressure you." Tsubasa answers quickly, a little awkwardly. "Just curious, take your time." Eventually, she settles on ordering of diet coke. "Just call over a waitress when you've made your choice." She shoots an annoyed glance to Seth wondering aloud about her, but chooses not to comment. She's trying to avoid drawing attention, after all.
Chris Yukine 2017-07-19 23:57:33 80645
"I know." The heavyhanded comment was accompanied by a minute tightening, sighing internally to herself at the discoid roiling within. Calm down, nothing's really...wrong. Bad. Just a bit tense. Her own choice would be made a few moments after Tsubasa's, calling over the waitress and ordering a nice, hearty strawberry milkshake. Large. Setting aside the menu, Chris leaned back on the chair, stretching slightly. "So? Any plans worth talking about, or is this an off-the-cuff shopping trip?" A wall of snark.
Seth Locke 2017-07-20 00:16:28 80646
And the young man is surprised to see that Tsubasa shoots an annoyed glance at him when he... talked?

Indeed, he did talk. He meant to think, but his mind betrayed him, and so words came out.

He sighs, annoyed at himself, and so he proceeds to get up and walk to the table where the two girls are. And he discreetely bows his head in apology, keeping his voice down. "I apologize that my voice carried to your ears. It was out of line of me."

Chris gets a polite smile, though not yet an introduction.
Tsubasa Kazanari 2017-07-20 00:20:49 80647
"A friend of mine has convinced me to at least attempt to interact with my peers more." Tsubasa answers Chris, and follows it up with a, "And I figured I might as well get to know you better." True enough, after a fashion. "I hope you don't mind?" She glances back towards Seth with more annoyance, "You'd be better off just moving on." Friendly as ever.
Chris Yukine 2017-07-20 00:46:44 80648
"Yes, one and the...same..." Her once confident voice trailed off upon realization, turning slowly over to size up the unknown stranger with an increasingly hesitant body language. Finger tapping the table, she clammed up with a mumble. "...After all, we're on the same side now, right? Since she decided to disappear..." A meek voice, turning away from Seth with more shyness that her previous snark. "And what are you doing here?"
Seth Locke 2017-07-20 01:06:28 80650
Seth Locke studies Tsubasa's look of annoyance with a somewhat stoic expression.

He turns to Chris, smiling some. "Well, I was just at the next table, grabbing a bite to eat, when I was made to realize a comment of mine came out in words instead of thoughts, so I came to apologize for my rude behaviour just now." He shrugs, "But I guess I'm not forgiven."

He starts to step back to his table, "I'll leave you two alone, then. Have a good day."
Tsubasa Kazanari 2017-07-20 01:10:55 80652
"Supposed to be." Tsubasa answers Chris, with a slight edge of mistrust to it, and she glances to Seth once again right after, eyes narrowed but no further comment. So friendly, this idol. Perhaps it's all just a stage personality, and she looks back towards Chris, "Anyway. What kind of clothes would you like to look at?" Trying to get back on topic. It's not easy for her.
Chris Yukine 2017-07-20 01:16:28 80654
Frowning with a small sigh, the woman leaned back against the chair as she kept her gaze on the idol. The sparks of mistrust were still there, still smoldering in the conversation. Should lighten up. More approachable. After all, she has her own reasons for doing this. "Clothes...Mmh...A new swimsuit? Ah, and a few bits of casual clothing, too. The ones I have are too tight in a few spots." Seems like she had a bit of footing, actual needs worth satiating.
Tsubasa Kazanari 2017-07-20 01:36:00 80657
"Sure, we can do that. I could probably use a new swimsuit myself." Tsubasa may or may not have misplaced her old set when doing laundry. Their drinks arrive, and she takes a sip, and politely ignores the 'too tight in a few spots' line. "I know a good place for more casual clothes too, we can go there after." It's not the most riveting conversation, but she's trying...
Chris Yukine 2017-07-20 02:47:25 80662
"Mhm...You know your way around here. Thanks in advance..." Grabbing the milkshake, she begins chugging at it, entire parts disappearing down into her gullet in record time. "Phaa..." The conversation hit a standstill, her own topics of conversation dying off of underdeveloped social intermingling. "...Say. Is she still not around? That other girl." Suffice to say, she went for the obvious elephant in the room.
Seth Locke 2017-07-20 02:47:51 80663
Seth Locke returns to his table. He gets a message on his cellphone, and he nods, followed by him replying back. He turns to the passing waitress, paying for the meal, and asking for a doggy bag as he collects his things.

Once all this is done, he heads for the exit.
Tsubasa Kazanari 2017-07-20 02:50:53 80665
"She's not." Tsubasa's expression makes it clear that she's not sure what to think about this, but overall she doesn't go into any detail either, they're in public and this stuff is secret. She finishes her own drink and flags over a waitress so they can pay for their drinks, seemingly ready to go onwards with the plan of clothes shopping.
Chris Yukine 2017-07-20 02:53:57 80666
A minute nod is all that's given in return, not bothering to broach the subject further at the moment. No real reason to argue about this in a public place. Hoisting herself up, she jerked her head towards the door. "You know the place better than I."