See title. Alexis and Sayaka spend some time together. Trying not to worry. Doing a bunch of worrying. And getting a bunch of sugar.

Date: 2017-09-12
Pose Count: 13
Stahlritter 2017-09-12 21:25:58 82597

Well, it's supposed to be, anyway, since Alex and Saya had not really... had much opportunity to do such a thing in a long while now, for whatever reason. Alexis has been strangely busy lately. Probably doing Alexis things like punching Yakuza or something.

Either way, that'd be why the two are walking hand-in-hand along the boardwalk. Not making it for the amusement park this time around though mind you, on account of past memories and whatnot. There's plenty enough stalls to get their attention here too, at least, even if most of them are food-and-drink based. They give good coffee, if nothing eles!

Though even then, Alex seems... distracted, somehow. He was well energetic enough to start with, but now? Now he's weirdly quiet, and even with her hand in his, his gaze is just. Far-off. Staring into far-ahead space.
Sayaka Miki 2017-09-12 21:29:57 82599
On the other hand, Saya was eager to do something normal like a date, even if it was with someone as unusual as Alex. But that's the point afterall, isnt it? she smiles as she squeezes his hand, peering around at the shining sun, the warm breeze fluttering through her short blue locks. "Wow, it's a perfect day for a date, isn't it, Lexi?" Saya smiles cheerfully, "And not a youma in sight, for once!"

Her gaze lingers briefly upon the amusement park and she is glad that they decided not to go there today. Too many..Memories, and not terribly good ones. Although the last date there was pretty fun, even if it meant admitting her fear of heights on the very ferris whell they had both trashed in their last epic battle against each other.

"Hmmm do you wanna go for ice cream later, Alex?" and that's when she realizes that he's a bit distracted today. "Heey, what's wrong, Lexi? You okay?" she pauses, pulling him back as she peers at him intently, a look of concern crossing her face.
Stahlritter 2017-09-12 21:48:52 82602
Alex doesn't actually react to the words themselves. But when his hand gets tugged on, that's when he does look back over to Saya, with his eyes slightly widened over with a "Huh?" and a few blinks over.

With him having come to a stop with that, he stares back at Sayaka with blank eyes for a few seconds, before he shakes his head and insists, "No, I'm... fine." He flashes a brief, faint smile with that, and turns on back to walking, apparently expecting Saya to pick up pace again too. "Ice cream... yeah, sure. We can do that."
Sayaka Miki 2017-09-12 21:52:38 82604
Sayaka Miki arches a brow, not entirely convinced. "Are you sure? You looked a little distracted there. Not falling behind in school with all the superheroics you're tossing around lately, I hope?" she grins, "You know, Naru-chan's a pretty good tutor. I think I might take up lessons with her again.." of course, on the topic of ice cream, Saya's never one to say no. "Alright! Let's get some ice cream then! There's a good place on the other side of the park.." she sighs a bit, "I guess it's been a while since we've done something normal together, we should enjoy it before things get hectic again.." Saya decides not to mention what kinds of things might go hectic. Kunzite seems to be on the case, and she's taking care of other things. Hopefully.
Stahlritter 2017-09-12 22:04:29 82606
Alex blinks his eyes over at Saya's words, and... flashes a toothy grin that would otherwise be more characteristic for him if it wasn't for the faintly sad quality carried on it. "You're the magic one here fighting monsters and such, and *I'm* supposed to be the one doing superheroics? Come on." He chuckles ruefully over that, before the further direction on the matter ice cream comes around, and just like that he's walking along... somewhat eagerly alongside her. Still strangely distracted, but at least he's going along with it, right? Right? "You know," he says then, with a more obviously sheepish tone. "I... haven't actually had that much ice cream before..."
Sayaka Miki 2017-09-12 22:15:48 82610
Sayaka Miki pauses by the ice cream stand, peering at all the flavors and scratches her head. "Geez..There are so many flavors..Why cant I just choose em all!?" she chuckles as she ponders a while longer. The line's pretty long right now so it'll be a while still before it's their turn anyways. "Heh, yeah, I guess I'm the one fighting monsters, and yet you're more of a superhero than I am. I mean, scaling the side of my rooftop the other day without a ladder?" she grins, "Clearly I missed something there. But even without super powers, you still push yourself, still try your hardest, still try to measure up against mahou types. Maybe that's what I admire about you." she smiles, "But heck, even your brush with super powers didnt stop you, still coming back for more. Don't sweat it so much, whatever it is. You're fine just the way you are. Right now, I'm a little worried because I'm a Puella magi. Because Madoka-chan's been missing for nearly a year now, and she's the only one who can de-witch someone. Because the White Flower wants Kunzite-kun to try and hijack the energy source of the Incubators, and redirect it towards them.." she shrugs, "Yeah, sometimes it'd be nice just to be..Normal.." Whoops, all that 'super hero talk' just kinda popped out, while she was trying to have a nice, normal, mundane date for once. Seems Saya's had a lot on her mind lately too.
Stahlritter 2017-09-12 22:23:50 82612
"That... doesn't make me a superhero, though," Alex insists with a shake of his head and... a surprisingly deep frown, actually. "I don't *save* anyone." He sounds almost bitter. And there's that far-off gaze again, but it only lasts for a few seconds there, this time around. Once at the line of the ice cream stall, he tips his head curiously towards her-- and a bit in confusion, at that. "Incu...?" Headtilt. "...You're going to have to excuse me if I didn't really understand like... any of that."
Sayaka Miki 2017-09-12 22:27:47 82614
Sayaka Miki smiles, "Oh I see. You want to save lives. Well, to be fair, you've helped me fight lots of youma, and you've fought lots of bad guys on your own. So, dont sell yourself short, Lexi." Saya tilts forward, kissing him softly on the cheek then, trying to cheer him up. "At least you're not running around, killing people or something. That's way worse than not saving lives. ANYWAY. Yeah, just a lot of stuff going on. But, we dont have to talk about mahou stuff at the moment if you dont want to. I'm sure you'd rather eat ice cream, right?" of course all that technical stuff is bound to come up sooner or later, hopefully later. "Soo you havent eaten ice cream much? How come? I thought all kids ate lots of ice cream. Dont tell me you have strict parents or something..?"
Stahlritter 2017-09-12 22:43:04 82616
And just like that, Alex turns a... completely blank look at Saya. A thousand-yard stare straight at her-- or rather, *through* her. And in an equally blank tone, he asks, "Does it matter?"

And with a shake of his head, he suddenly just completely switches gears all over again. "It's not that," he calism on the matter of ice cream and his parents. "I just... I dunno. I guess I never cared so much for ice ccream specifically, you know?"
Sayaka Miki 2017-09-12 23:18:41 82622
Sayaka Miki chuckles a bit. "Yeah, I think it does matter. You've done the best you can with your life. Not everyone is like that, and it's something to be proud of." she smirks, "Especially when you were raised as a spoiled brat but refuse to be one." She peers at the ice cream, arching a brow. "Really? I love ice cream, makes me feel good inside, you know?" she pouts, "Sooo, you wanna try something else instead then?"
Stahlritter 2017-09-13 00:06:25 82633
"I really don't know about that," Alex mutters with a sideward glance sent away from Sayaka specifically, in an effort to hide his frown. "It's just..." An immediate shake of his head after and an insistence of, "...Forget about it." His eyes turn to focus on the ice cream stand instead. ONe more person before them in the line. "We can still get ice cream," he assures. "I don't *mind* it."
Sayaka Miki 2017-09-13 00:09:32 82634
Sayaka Miki arches a brow at him, not wanting to let it go completely, still concerned about him for some reason. "Hmmmm...I guess so.." she makes a face, leaning forward to mess up his hair. "I think your problem is that you just think too much." she makes a face, "Hey, why dont we head over to that music store down the street? They just got in some new stuff recently, should be fun..And hopefully you wont hate the icecream TOO much, hey?" with a chuckle, she peers again at all the flavors, having finally made up her mind. "Soooo, have you decided which flavor you want?"
Stahlritter 2017-09-13 00:37:03 82635
Alex ends up letting out a quiet faux-meep when her hand comes upon his hair -- short as it might be, it can still be messed up, and then proceeds to POUT! at her. POUT. Rather than commenting on the matter from before, though, he just says "...Sure," to the suggestion of a music store. How does he just not manage to seem energetic about any of this right now? "Um..." A look back to the promise of ice cream and such. "...Chocolate."