Sumire's Perplexing Problem.

Sumire Tenshi asks Reiko and Hoshi to make her magical constructs go away. It just isn't that simple... sorry Sumi-chan. :(

Date: 2017-09-08
Pose Count: 16
Reiko Touyama 2017-09-08 21:34:32 82460
Reiko Touyama is out in the park by the pond a little sadly like she's about to lose her best friend. Well. She is kinda. It's September! Fall and Winter are coming. The koi will retreat to the deep or be taken out by the city works to somewhere more warm and things like that.

She sighs and flits a little in the water with a hand as she stands back up and opens her sketchbook. One last good sketch! She draws out her pencil and begins sketching the pond, doing her best to catch the ripples good on the cool breeze coming in.

She peeks around. Hoshi was maybe going to join her today. She even has a picnic lunch, all set. She needs to talk to Hoshi about what to do about Sumire. Should they talk to her? Let it play out? Maybe she'll figure things out for herself...

Ugh Reiko doesn't know what's the right answer. or the right thing to do here.
Hoshi Kogane 2017-09-08 21:40:13 82461
Hoshi is late, just a little. She comes out of the car that drove her here and walks off, the car parking off in the distance with the driver reclining like they're about to take a nap. The girl sits down near Reiko, "Hey, what's up? You don't look too happy." Nope, she hasn't got a clue.
Sumire Tenshi 2017-09-08 21:41:33 82462
Sumire Tenshi huffed in annoyance as she stepped out of the car, glancing to her body guards. "I won't be long. I'll call when I'm finished," she said firmly. There were a few confused looks, but they nodded. This... wasn't like her. A concert coming up and she was going on some secret 'errand' for a whole afternoon? That wasn't like her at all.

Of course, the diamonds floating around her head might have something to do with it. One little diamond running about with a clip board and tapping a pen on it as it checked thing after thing off, directing another three diamonds how to do things. Then the ruby in the back ground, practicing its singing(gems don't sing, though, so there wasn't any actual music). Then the little sapphire practicing its dance steps. Rather impressive, considering it didn't have legs.

Oh yeah. Things SUCKED right now for her and she was INCREDIBLY frustrated. She had a concert to plan and she couldn't focus with these... things swirling around her.

Which was why she'd asked a few of her people to find out where Reiko was(they thought she was just lonely, if only.) And now she was out, in a jacket, a hat, a pair of sunglasses and jeans. Horribly inconspicous, but at least no one could tell who she was. Yet.

And then made her way to the pond. And there she was. The cause of her troubles. Reiko. Her eyes narrowed. She walked forward and then.... "Touyama-chan. Kogane-chan," she said firmly, but sternly. "We need to talk. If you don't mind," she said in her sweetest, most gentle tone.

The little diamonds floating around her, however, didn't keep the act up. Instead running about and one of them even RANTING at Reiko. Not that... any thing could actually be heard. Maybe a few light tinkles of gem on gem?
Reiko Touyama 2017-09-08 21:50:57 82463
Reiko Touyama smiles at Hoshi! "Oh. I'm always a little sad around this time of year, because the koi and fish start going into the deeper water, but... it's always nice in the spring to come back!" she says. "And they come back into the shallow water!" she says.

She head tilts, though as she settles down. "I wanted to talk about....."

Then sumire shows up. And her diamonds all seem to be in full swing. Sumire looks.... busy.... if you take the actions of the diamonds into account.

"S--Sumi-chan?" she asks. "You're here! I um..." she seems at a loss.

She does seem taken aback by the diamond getting in her face, but a tiny orange koi, dressed in a blue suit, and pointedly spiked back hair fixes it's tie and begins getting in the diamonds face, ranting back in tiny squeaky nonsense like a defense lawyer. She merely blinks at this as she settles back down.

"W..we can talk! We wanna talk! We've been waiting to see when you'd wanna talk about it. didn't. Seem happy. At that concert..." she says lightly.
Hoshi Kogane 2017-09-08 21:54:16 82464
"Oh, of course." A pair of stars pop up, one of which wears a security guard's uniforms and tries to separate the diamand and the koi. The other one is wearing a sloppy doctor's uniform and relaxing on a comfy chair that's connected to a stretchy sofa, gesturing to the diamond that's ranting at Reiko and then at the sofa. Hoshi rolls her eyes at the entire set of shenanigans. "I don't mind talking, Tenshi-san."
Sumire Tenshi 2017-09-08 22:02:23 82465
Sumire Tenshi pinches the bridge of her nose. She... was not ready for this. She wasn't built for this. "This. We need to talk about... this," she said, before taking a deep breath. "I... perhaps I wasn't clear before." She waved her hand, trying to disperse the diamonds. "I want no part in any of this. It was fun. When we were children. A little kid's game that we could play while our parents were busy. But that was then. This is now. And now I have duties. A job. Responsibilities. I do not have days to take care of a..." She trailed off. "Whatever this is. I need to focus and they are making it distressingly difficult. So, please. Call off whatever this is."

She then gave a very soft smile. "After all, we are friends, correct? There's no need to cause me such undue stress, is there?" For now, she was being nice. But the jewels flying around her were singing a completely different tale. She was mad. She was furious. Most of all, though, she was frustrated. Not that she let any of it so. "Or, if you cannot get rid of these nuisances, tell me how I can rid myself of them?" Not like any of the adults could see them. Her agent had almost ordered her to bed rest after an incident with them...
Reiko Touyama 2017-09-08 22:08:09 82466
Reiko Touyama sighs and places a hand to her forehead. "Sumire. You can't just decide to get rid of them." she says quietly. "This is... important." she says quietly. "You're the Purple Prism Keeper! You protect color and all the things that color means to people." she says quietly.

"But... these. Things. These constructs? They kind of. Mimic what's going on in our head. What you want say and do. They mimic." she says quietly.

"I mean. Not always. But. When you have. A lot of them. Like you do. It usually means either me or Hoshi are keeping something bottled up. And if you just. Kind of. Stop keeping it bottled up. There's no reason for them to exist." she says.

"Oh! And um. Incase it wasn't clear. Only magical people like me n' you and Hoshi can see em." she says. "So don't worry about that." she says.

"Can you take a deep breath, and relax? Just try to. Calm your head. That can help a little." she offers.
Hoshi Kogane 2017-09-08 22:15:08 82467
"Or you could ignore it and let the world lose all purple because you didn't take care to protect it, that's also an option." Hoshi answers Sumire with an almost casual shrug, "I'm not going to force you to do anything you don't want to do, but this is kind of important, so think carefully about this." Reiko does the better job of actually helping and answering things, Hoshi is a little upset about the way Sumire is handling this.
Sumire Tenshi 2017-09-08 22:17:19 82468
Sumire Tenshi just kept smiling. "What? Oh, I am very, very calm. Don't worry. And I am the example of relaxed," she said soothingly. In fact, she looked quite calm. Most wouldn't be able to tell, likely.

Aside from the fact she had a whole army of jewels flying around her. "And I have nothing buried, Touyama-chan." Her right hand twitched slightly and a few of the diamonds started fencing amongst themselves. "And why, in the heavens, would I need to protect the color purple? It's a color, it's hardly important. That was just a game we played, Touyama-chan. Some children played make believe with animals, or rocks, or dolls. We did it with colors. Nothing more. I don't know how any of... this. Here. Is happening. But this is your problem. I have enough on my plate without dealing with your problems. Perhaps in a few years, when we have a slow season. After the holiday season, I can look into it. But right now I am quite busy and I do not have the time to deal with your games."

She then glanced to Hoshi. "Kogane-kun, certainly you can understand where I am coming from? I do not have the ability to play this game with you anymore. I just don't have the time."
Reiko Touyama 2017-09-08 22:27:02 82469
Reiko Touyama frowns. "That isn't how it works, Sumi-chan." she says softly. "This isn't a game." she says. "This is real." she says softly. "These aren't toys, or a video game or anything!" she says with a hard frown. "-and yes you do! Because there's practically a /parade/ of constructs from your Chroma Prism following you around!" she says.

"I promise. It becomes easier to control them as you learn to handle them, but you're so new that you don't even know how. But the first step is being honest with yourself!" she says.

"Because if you're not they just get out of control and make things difficult for you!" she says.
Hoshi Kogane 2017-09-08 22:36:57 82470
"If you want to keep denying the truth, you can do it. I have events to attend, charity drives to assist with, and so on, I only have so much time to hang out with my friends, and if you're not interesting in helping out, I'm going to have to ask you to stop harassing me and my friends." Hoshi looks dead serious, already taking out her cellphone, "I don't think your producer would enjoy talking to our family lawyer."
Sumire Tenshi 2017-09-08 22:44:04 82471
Sumire Tenshi froze then. She glanced to Hoshi and for, just a moment, there was a flicker. In her eyes. Her right hand clenched tight, her foot ground into the dirt. She then gave a nod. "Very well. Goodbye, Touyama-chan. Kogane-kun." The diamonds around her were already convening, a dozen of the paparazzi diamonds chasing around a sapphire gem trying to flee. "I will deal with this on my own. Don't worry, I won't contact you again," she said, with just a hint of bitterness in her voice. She then just turned and started to walk away. Both her fists were clenched as she walked, though. And judging by the yelling her gems were making, she was none too pleased by any of this. Even if, outwardly, she was composed.
Reiko Touyama 2017-09-08 22:49:40 82472
Reiko Touyama blinks. "Hoshi!" she says, like Hoshi just chose the nuclear option, though she doesn't say it was unwarranted. Sumire is acting really really odd, even for /Sumire/. She gently takes a few steps forward but stops. "Su-Sumi-chan! We're not kidding! This isn't a game! P-please come back when you're ready to take this as a serious matter and not a game you can just leave!" she says with wide eyes.

"But please listen to what I told you. Just... just talk it out with yourself. If you have to in front of a mirror, but that's how you calm those slowly!" she says with wide eyes.

"P-please?" she begs. "They won't go away on thier own..."
Hoshi Kogane 2017-09-08 22:53:02 82473
"You have my phone number. Call me when you're ready to listen, but if it's just going to be more of the same, I don't want to hear it." Hoshi answers Sumire, calmly, and glancing to Reiko with a half-shrug. "She isn't interested in hearing anything that we can tell her, Rei-chan. She's already ruined our day, let's try to make the best of what's left of it."
Sumire Tenshi 2017-09-08 23:06:17 82474
Sumire Tenshi twitched a few more times when Reiko pursued her. There was a bit of anger, but mostly it just seemed to be frustration. She turned on her and then glared. "Touyama-chan, I don't need any of your--" And then she caught herself. She sighed and shook her head. "There is nothing to talk out. I am fine. But thank you for your concerned, even if it is misplaced. But I am fine," she said firmly. "There is nothing to talk out and don't you start," she snapped at one of the diamonds with the clipboard, which was sweating buckets as it ran around, before finally collapsing into a pile, buried under clipboards.

"Thank you for your concern, but I will find a way to deal with this on my own." She started walking again, reaching for her cell phone. She ignored the diamonds running around, flailing their lil arms in a panic, the frustrated ones banging their heads on the wall and the ones trying to pull the buried one out, only to be buried under more clipboards.
Reiko Touyama 2017-09-08 23:17:04 82475
Reiko Touyama sighs and deflates a little. "S..sumi-chan..." she mutters under her breath. She sighs, there's nothing she can say right now to fix this at the moment. She sighs and deflates even more than she was over the koi. She sighs and deflates even further, falling onto her butt onto the picnic blanket.

She lets Sumire leave. She doesn't try to chase after her. Not right now. But she does talk to Hoshi.

"This is bad. This is very bad." she says softly.