Beach Exploration

Akane and Kukai go exploring at the beach and find someone's lost treasure!

Date: 2017-08-31
Pose Count: 23
Akane Hino 2017-08-31 21:52:28 82054
The beach, a nice place to go and relax. A nice place to go swimming or sunbathe. A nice place to read. Even a nice place to go and explore for awhile!

Having some time to herself and being in an adventurous mood has brought Akane to the beach today. She's been here before, but she's decided instead of going swimming she's going to take a walk down the beach and explore it a little to see what she can find.

Currently, she's walking down the beach, her shoes in one hand and a bottle of water in the other. Her usual bright smile is there as well. "Sure is a nice day out," Akane says to herself. "Warm but not humid. Just the way I like it!"
Kukai Souma 2017-08-31 22:04:55 82057
It's a warm and cheerful day, with big, white puffy clouds keeping the sun from cooking Tokyo. Despite being right on the ocean, it's not too humid today either - a good day to get out and walk around. Which is, with nothing else to do, what Kukai Souma is out doing today.

He's minus a bottle of water, and hasn't bothered to take his shoes off, but he doesn't mind. There's not a lot going on for him right now, what with there being a break in the sports seasons and Nadeshiko touring the country again, so he's out wandering around curiously.

The last thing he actually expected was to see a girl out doing the same thing he was, or for Daichi, planted on his shoulder, to peer over at her curiously. She looks a little familiar, but neither Kukai or Daichi can tell..
Akane Hino 2017-08-31 22:08:26 82058
Akane stops for a moment to check something, and then appears to continue on her way, but then she looks back and does a double-take. "Oh, hello!" She says cheerfully. "I didn't expect to see someone else out this way." She drops her sandals and slips them on as she walks over to this new person, as he seems somewhat familiar to her as well.

"I'm Akane Hino. Might I ask who you are?" Her personality is just as bright and sunny as ever. Indeed, Kukai does look very familiar, but Akane just can't place it.
Kukai Souma 2017-08-31 22:21:47 82061
Kukai smiles back at her as she approaches him. "Hello! How're you today? I didn't expect to see anybody else either - I was just out walking along the beach today."

Daichi stands up on Kukai's shoulder, curious as to if she can see him, as Kukai grins. "I'm Kukai Souma, Jack of Guardians for Seiyou Public School! It's nice to meet you! Although I think I've met you before, but I can't remember where..."
Akane Hino 2017-08-31 22:31:20 82064
"Nice to meet you Kukai. You know, you do seem familiar..." She stops and looks, noticing what's on Kukai's shoulder. "Is that a..." She blinks a little and looks closer. "A Chara?" She looks around to make sure nobody's close by to hear this, but Akane leans in a little closer just to be sure.

"Is that a Chara?" Akane asks, sounding both uneasy and excited at the same time.
Kukai Souma 2017-08-31 22:52:27 82071
Kukai nods, grinning. "Yeah, I do think I know you but I can't remember. It must've been a while." He blinks, watching her react, as she peers in, not at him but at Daichi. "Uh.." He looks around as well, but nope, there's nobody nearby anywhere around them. "Yeah, that's a Guardian Chara. That's Daichi."

Daichi grins and hops up, floating in midair and waving at Akane. "Hi!"

Kukai cocks his head, eyeing her. "You sound kinda nervous. You all right?"
Akane Hino 2017-08-31 22:59:01 82073
Looking around again, Akane leans in and says, "So you're a Guardian? You're like me in a sense." She smiles a little and says, "I'm a Precure actually, so we're kind of in the same boat I guess?" She giggles a little. "But enough of that. Why don't we go exploring together? I think it would be more fun!"
Kukai Souma 2017-08-31 23:05:55 82075
Kukai isn't quite sure what to say when Akane leans in, but then makes an 'oh' sound as she explains. "Yeah. Oh, so you know about Guardians already, huh? And you're a Precure, ok! I get it. And I suppose so."

Kukai nods and motions towards the beach. "Sure! That'd be more fun, going together. I'm not even sure what's down this direction, really, if anything." He grins as they start walking. "So you have a fairy, I think it is?"
Akane Hino 2017-08-31 23:09:25 82078
"A fairy?" Akane bites her lower lip. "Uh, no I don't think so." She shrugs a little. "Maybe I do and I'm just forgetting it?" She giggles, before continuing in the direction she was going. "At any rate, yeah, I've never really been down here either. I mean, I hear there's some rocks and whatnot, but who knows what else there is?"
Kukai Souma 2017-08-31 23:16:02 82082
Kukai rolls his eyes and shakes his head. "No. Probably my fault - I have trouble remembering who all has what these days. I know there's a magical girl with a fairy, but I can't remember who. Sorry."

He keeps walking, watching her as she goes, then nods. "Yeah. May be some treasure or something interesting hidden in the rocks. I mean.." He chuckles. "That's sort of a funny concept, but yeah. It's something to do, at least."

Daichi hovers up, examining the path ahead of the two of them.
Akane Hino 2017-08-31 23:27:12 82084
"You never know," Akane says with a grin. "Who knows what might be buried in those rocks?" She hums a little to herself as she walks along. "I mean I've seen some pretty neat shells here and there, but you never know when you're by the ocean!" She laughs cheerfully.
Kukai Souma 2017-08-31 23:31:12 82086
Kukai nods. "Yeah, there's no telling." He motions towards the large rocks growing closer. "Well. Maybe not buried -in- the rocks, but buried around them? Sure, sounds good. And nope, there's no telling near the ocean, even in a big city like Tokyo!"

He grins. "I went to the seashore up north on a trip once, and it was a lot more open. Even fewer people around there than there are here, and there's not hardly anybody here."
Akane Hino 2017-08-31 23:39:39 82090
"You can say that again," Akane says with a laugh as they get closer to the rocks. "Hey, look what we found!" She heads towards them quickly, but stops, remembering she's wearing sandals and doesn't want to lose her footing or anything like that. "Well, maybe we'll start on the ground and work our way up?" She says with a slightly nervous smile.
Kukai Souma 2017-08-31 23:48:43 82092
Kukai chuckles, then keeps advancing with her. "Uh. What is it? Where is it?" He scans the rocks, then grins at her. "Well point it out to me and I'll get it!" He looks over to Daichi. "Daichi, Chara Change!"

Daichi grins and cheers, hopping up. "OK!" A green headband, holding up Kukai's hair, with a yellow star at one ear, pops into place on his head. He grins over at Akane, and then with a leap bounces fully up on top of the sea-spray slick rocks, balancing quite well! "Right! Point it out to me, and I'll bring it down!"
Akane Hino 2017-08-31 23:57:48 82094
"Where is it?" Akane laughs. "I haven't even found 'it' yet!" She giggles as Kukai changes form. "I don't think you need that here." Shrugging a little, Akane slips off her sandals again and places them in her small backpack before climbing up the rocks after Daichi and Kukai. "But I figure why should I let you have all the fun?" She scrambles up the rocks carefully, not wanting to get her bare feet poked by a sharp rock.
Kukai Souma 2017-09-01 00:06:34 82096
Kukai ohs and then grins weakly. "Okay. Well, sorry, I get carried away sometimes." He grins and scratches the back of his head, then shrugs. "Yeah but it's fun to be able to move around!"

Kukai watches her scramble up the rocks, moving down a bit to offer her a hand. "Oh man, I'm a dummy, I didn't even think to see if you need help coming up. Are you ok?" He looks around for a moment, seeing if there's anything interesting from the top of the rocks...
Akane Hino 2017-09-01 00:21:24 82098
"Don't worry about me," Akane says as she makes her way up with little difficulty. "I'm a volleyball player so I have some strong arms and legs." She steadies herself as she gets closer to Kukai. "You know, I remember when I was younger, I'd come here and pretend I was a mountain climber." She laughs. "How things look different as a child, right?"
Kukai Souma 2017-09-01 00:57:24 82107
Kukai nods and then grins. "Oh, ok! That's cool." He reaches down anyway and helps her up the rest of the way. "Really? I never tried anything like that. I was always so busy practicing soccer to try climbing much of anything." He winces and grins. "And my grandpa lives in a temple on the side of a mountain. Actually climbing one sucks, or even just walking up a path to one." He sighs and then scratches the back of his head. "I guess so. It's different now that we're not little."
Akane Hino 2017-09-01 01:08:49 82109
"Yeah, it sure is," Akane says, before kneeling down by one set of rocks. "Hey, I think there's something in here!" She brushes some sand away. "Looks like something shiny underneath!"
Kukai Souma 2017-09-01 01:12:49 82111
Kukai blinks, then hops down besides her, beginning to dig and brush away at whatever the shining item is. "Yeah, I see it! C'mon, let's get it out!"
Akane Hino 2017-09-01 01:19:47 82112
Akane does her best to try to dig out the item. At first she can't make heads or tails of what it's supposed to be. Then it gets more noticeable until she finally clears enough sand off of it to realize what it is. "Why... it's a ring... a... wedding ring?" Akane looks closer at it. "It is a wedding ring!" She looks to Kukai and says, "Do you realize that someone might have lost this a long time ago and may never have thought they'd see it again?"
Kukai Souma 2017-09-01 01:27:01 82114
Kukai hmms and then eyes the ring for a moment. "Maybe so. Or somebody pitched it away after a bad breakup. There's no telling. Is there an inscription on the inside of the ring? Or maybe it has a mark or something?"

He leans back for a moment against one rock, examining it. "You should take it and see if you can figure out who it belongs to. If nobody, then it's yours, and that's a buried treasure from the ocean!"
Akane Hino 2017-09-01 02:09:34 82123
Quickly nodding, Akane scrambles back down to the sand below, slipping on her sandals, and heading off quickly. "I'll go bring this to the police station and see if they can help me! Someone must be looking for this!" She grins and adds, "Nice meeting you Kukai. Hope to bump into you again sometime!"