Fling, Trip, Crash!

Airi is back and decided to sneak in to the garden just to hang out. Good thing Kukai is there to make sure she is not up to no good!

Date: 2017-09-13
Pose Count: 15
Airi Nakahara 2017-09-13 04:35:50 82645
Its been a long while since Airi had been in school. When she repeatedly failed to capture the embryo and whats more, when she revealed that she was working with Easter, she upset her bosses. As such, she was taken in for a few lessons in following orders. Its been a very difficult few months. Now she is back to business but is she all here?

Sitting in the Garden, Airi Nakahara is just sorta resting. Her gaze goes up to the sky every now and again. Finally she lies back with flowers around her. She breathes in the night air. Vidya flies around practically playing with the plantlife. "Vid, what should I do? If I don't do what they want, they will bring me in for re-education again. I just... I wanna be myself."
Kukai Souma 2017-09-13 04:43:07 82646
Kukai Souma hadn't exactly been the most attentive person in the world recently. With his own major troubles resolved, he had actually not interacted with too many people for a while, but with other recent issues happening he was back out exploring and doing the hero thing on a regular basis. That being said, he wasn't exactly expecting to see someone sitting inside the Royal Garden as he passed by, practice finished for the night and his mind on heading home. Still, if there was someone sitting inside the Garden, he had a responsibility to see who it was and what they needed.

When Kukai saw Airi, though, his mind wheeled for a moment, spinning through his memories. Hadn't someone said she worked for Easter now? So whatever she's doing here, it may not be the best thing ever. Though, so did Utau and Ikuto, and for the most part, except when they needed a good thrashing, they weren't the worst people ever. With a heavy sigh, he approached the table on the center dais, Daichi hovering behind him as they moved up, both sets of eyes on Airi as he approached. "Hey, there. Is there anything I can do for you, Airi?"
Airi Nakahara 2017-09-13 04:53:10 82647
Airi Nakahara glances up. "Well umm. Unless you have the Embryo or umm, A means to be free of those people... Not really. I didn't know I was trespassing or anything. I just finally got out of their 'lessons'. They wanted me to learn to follow orders." She looks up at the sky and just thinks a little. "The night sky is really pretty tonight." She gives a little smile.

Vidya flies over to Daichi and gives a little wave. "Hey Hows it going? Its been a while! Wanna play a game or two?" The chara smiles happily. "Bet I can beat your best score on one of those dancing games!"
Kukai Souma 2017-09-13 05:09:10 82649
Kukai lets out a long sigh as he approaches the table and sits down next to Airi. "Well. If I knew how to get people free from Easter, I'd have gotten you and Utau and Ikuto and everyone else out from under their thumb a long time ago. I keep saying 'just leave and don't go back' but that doesn't seem to get anyone anywhere." He arches an eyebrow. "That sounds like a class I'd have a hard time with. I'm glad you got away from them." Following her eyes up to the glazed glass that makes up the Royal Garden's greenhouse roof, he spies a raised opening in the top, one of the panels of glass out of place, big enough for someone to get in through. "Did you get in through there?"

Daichi grins and waves back. "Hi! Um. I guess so, but there aren't any video games in here. Do you have one on you? Maybe a sports-based one?"
Airi Nakahara 2017-09-13 05:17:58 82650
Airi Nakahara smiles as she continues stargazing. "Well I didn't break the lock if that is what you're thinking. I just slid the glass out of the way. Don't worry. No damage. I'll put it back later and honestly, I came here because... Well... The last time I was here I felt welcome. You all made me feel something I haven't felt in a long time. Wanted." She just quietly stands up. "I guess I came here, because it gave me a cover story. I know I'm being watched. if they ask, I was looking for the Embryo. But honestly I just wanted to feel safe."

Vidya snickers a little bit. "We will have to go to the Arcade sometime!" She snickers a little.
Kukai Souma 2017-09-13 05:24:07 82651
Kukai huhs, then looks up again. "Ok... well. Yeah, I mean, you didn't break anything. And we don't lock the Garden, so..." He nods and leans back, looking over at her as she talks. "Well... ok. Honestly, I don't know you very well, but I don't want you to be hurt by Easter or Eclipse or anybody else. I don't want that for anybody. So yeah. If you want to feel safe, this is a good place to do it." He then grins, standing up when she does. "So what are you gonna say when they ask why I came in and you didn't try kicking my butt?" Kukai reaches over, patting her shoulder her shoulder in a reassuring fashion. "And yeah. You're safe here. I promise."

Daichi grins and gives Vidya a thumbs up. "Sure! We should meet up there sometime!"
Airi Nakahara 2017-09-13 05:31:33 82652
Airi Nakahara snickers, "Oh I will just say I used my Game on you." She laughs. "I programed it to buy me enough time to umm... Withdraw a heart egg and X it." She frowns and shakes her head. "Sorry." She sighs and rubs her head. "I don't mean to talk about that stuff. Its just... Its what I've been trained to do. I hate it. But I have to."
Kukai Souma 2017-09-13 05:43:17 82653
Kukai can't help but grit his teeth as she talks about her Game and using it to X-egg someone. "...Well, I'm glad you didn't do anything like that. It'd be awful." He relaxes, then pats her shoulder again. "It's ok. I get it. Utau was a lot like that, too. She hated having to sing for people and hurt them, but she did it because she felt like her brother was trapped in Easter. And I'll tell you the same thing I told her, Airi. No, you don't. You don't have to be a bad person, even when bad people tell you to be. You can decide to change your ways and get away from them, or fight back, if you want." Kukai smiles sadly. "But I bet you're thinking the same thing she ended up thinking, that it's hopeless, that you can't fight back. Well. I don't think so, but I can't make you think something you don't believe. So.."
Airi Nakahara 2017-09-13 05:51:47 82654
Airi Nakahara looks at Kukai. "You don't understand. I can not escape them. The thing they are holding hostage in my case if my dream for the future. I want to be a game developer. Thats the dream that caused me to find my own heart's egg. I had money saved up so I could go to school for it. My dad... He has a gambling problem. He took the money I had saved up and he gambled it away. So I had to find a way to make money. SOme guy from Easter told me they would pay for it if I worked for them. So I agreed. When I learned what they wanted me to do... I wanted to leave and find another way. They said if I tried to leave them, they would block me from getting into any schools and not allow me to persue my dream."
Kukai Souma 2017-09-13 06:17:04 82655
Kukai listens, then nods for a moment. "...I.. dunno, Airi. I thought a lot of game developers made their own games to start, or taught themselves, then got picked up by companies. As for your dad, I'm sorry.." He frowns, thinking. "My parents aren't even in the country right now - they're out working for several years and left me and my brothers alone to take care of ourselves. But that's not nearly as bad as what happened to you."

Kukai leans on the table, thinking. "As for working for Easter, I suppose if you didn't know what they wanted, that's not bad. But then when you learned what they wanted and tried to leave... I dunno." He scratches his head. "I kinda wonder if you couldn't have just gone on without them and not let them intimidate you. But.. I'm not gonna fuss at you for doing what you think you had to. But you don't have to stay with them now. You should know you don't. You could have friends who would protect you, if you wanted..." Kukai squeezes her shoulder, patting it gently.
Airi Nakahara 2017-09-13 06:27:33 82656
Airi Nakahara frowns, "And what happens when they sabotage my hopes? Destroy my dreams? If I could get away from them... I would! I really want to be free of them. Maybe I just need to learn stuff. I dunno. Maybe?" She hangs her head and suddenly she has Vidya on her shoulder trying to help her.

"You don't have to follow them if you don't want to. You can do this! You've got talent!" Vidya states and beams happily. "What should we do? If you run from them, they are going to follow. They want the Embryo."

"I don't know. I mean, look what I've done. I put Xes on a lot of eggs. I hurt the dreams of a lot of kids. I'm horrible. How can I even begin to live with myself after this?"

A short distance away, a dark clad figure watches from the shadows, listening and making notes. They are well hidden and they have a single goal in mind.
Kukai Souma 2017-09-13 06:45:13 82657
Kukai shakes his head. "They can't sabotage your hopes, only make it harder for you to reach them. They can't destroy your dream unless you let them. And yeah. Seriously, I thought that learning how to code and make games was all over the Internet. Aren't there a lot of people who make big games by themselves?" Kukai moves his hand as Vidya flits over, followed by Daichi.

Kukai nods. "Of course they want the Embryo. They always want the Embryo. They wanted it before they knew who you were. And we've been repeatedly throwing them back over and over again. They haven't gotten it yet. Of course, neither have we, but..." He shrugs. "That's what we do."

Kukai sighs as she slumps, beating on herself with her words, and shifts over, putting his arms around her shoulders in a hug. "It's not like you can't make up for it. And you're not horrible. You've been controlled by horrible people. They're horrible. You're just... abused, I think." He pats her back and leans back, looking down at her, unable to hear or see the black-clad figure hidden inside the Garden.
Airi Nakahara 2017-09-13 06:53:18 82658
Airi Nakahara frowns, "That makes things all better." She says with a lot of Sarcasm. "Okay I think I need to go for a walk. I honestly think I need to work things out. Oh and while You can learn to code stuff, Sometimes schooling is really beneficial. I mean I can do some coding. Most of the stuff I do is work on storyboard, do minor sketches and such and get things started." She comments.

A soft rustle rings out as the dark clad figure vanishes from sight leaving no sign they were ever there.

"Really though, I should probably head back to Easter. Its where I am staying."
Kukai Souma 2017-09-13 07:00:14 82659
Kukai sighs and rolls his eyes, stepping back, then nods. "Ok. Well, I won't stop you. Try and relax some, and don't let your hope get crushed by Easter. As for schooling... I guess so. I mean I wanna play sports. Don't listen to me about schooling." He grins roguishly before nodding. "OK. Well. Anytime you're ready to leave, I'll help. But for now..."

Daichi goes over to hug Vidya and nods at her. "Don't let her lose hope and try to keep her from doing bad things, ok?"
Airi Nakahara 2017-09-13 07:11:37 82660
Airi Nakahara nods, "I will do my very best. I really don't want to hurt anyone." She quickly begins moving. "Okay I need to get going." SHe dusts herself off and looks at the older boy, "Thank you Kukai. You're really sweet."

Vidya smiles to Daichi and hugs him back. "I will try my hardest. I know she's really not that bad of a person."

"Hey Vidya, think we can do a Video game jump out of the garden?" She snickers a little.

"Only one way to find out!" Suddenly the flower in Airi's hair changes into a video game controller. She quickly moves. Crouches and JUMPS!


She gets out but manages to trip over the glass panel on the way out and does a little face plant on the on the roof of the garden. "Well... I did it but. Umm. That was embarrassing." She quickly pushes the window back and gives a little wave to Kukai before she jumps down and runs off.