Butter'ed Chicken, Better Conversation!

Daisuke walks into the Korma Chameleon for the first time. Koji Silvia helps him pick out a good food, and the two talk about various things like Mamoru and Ghost Cats and how Sailor Venus is just THE WORST.

Date: 2017-09-15
Pose Count: 36
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-09-15 20:32:08 82832
Daisuke Hansuke has had a hard, interesting last few days. But luckily, Artemis has not rung him in a few and he's needed to catchup on his chairty work and now he's taking a break from that because he's /hungry/. He peeks up at the entrance to the Korma Chameleon and peeks in. Indian food isn't really something he's familiar with. But maybe they do Japanese-style curry here?

He sits down and then mutters to himself. "No crazy cats. No crazy girls." he says. Then he repeats that a few times like some kind of yoga-style mantra to himself.

He'll wait a bit before placing his order as he has his eyes closed for just a few seconds while repeating his 'calming' mantra.
Koji Silvia 2017-09-15 20:40:03 82834
It's just past the end of the normal school day, which is usually 2-3 hours after school actually lets out... time for clubs and other things to happen. So that's why when Koji backs into the door of the place he's got his satchel from school, a gymbag with his club uniform, AND his bow-set in a cylindrical case. He turns and waves to Rashmi's mom at the counter, who smiles and waves back.

In a perpetual state of unable to pay attention at the moment, when he turns he's got his phone stuck to his ears and is listening to someone...

"Mom, no... okay, I'll pick you something up on the way home, I just need to study without Dad looming over me..."

"Yes, I know I should tell him, but even IF I did, he won't listen anyways."

He sighs, "I'll try explaining it again. Anything else?"

"Yeah, I found his cigarette stash again. I left them in the shoe drawer so you can call him on it."

"Okay, I'll pick that up from the conbene on the way back... yes Mom... Okay... Bye."

*BEEP* "Ugh."
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-09-15 20:51:24 82839
Daisuke Hansuke is about to get up and order when Koji comes in and he passes him. That boy looks...familiar....

A pause as he thinks. Oh. OH. He's that boy who was being harassed by those thugs when... Minako had him... try to beat up people. Ohhhh yeah.

Only. He was Asclepius at the time.

His eyes watch him trail through the restaurant. He manages to do this without being too obvious about it. A trick Minako been teaching him. Watch someone without turning your head too much. WHEN Koji has finally decided on a seat, he'll gets up and brush himself and his Verone school uniform out and then meander over towards Koji.

"Hey there." he says. "You're uh. One of Mamoru's... friends. Right?" he asks. In a roundabout way. He remembers SOMETHING to that effect being discussed that same night he remembered earlier. "Mind if I sit here?" he asks.
Koji Silvia 2017-09-15 21:10:55 82844
When Koji looks up he looks a bit surprised that someone approached in the middle of him dropping stuff on the table to do homework, as is the custom for many who students who come to the Korma around this time. He blinks behind those half-rim glasses he's wearing and then almost blushes as he gulps, and tubs the back of his neck, "Oh... umm... H-hello."

Scrambling to get himself back into gear, he stammers out, "OH, s-sure, go ahead. I don't mind. I was just going to get a little dinner and cram for my fall exam."

There's another beat as the 'Mamoru' name filters through and he says after a moment's confusion, "You mean Mister Chiba?" And then, "I wouldn't really call myself a friend of his... I'm just someone he knows and helped out. I just paid him back with making breakfast for him and all HIS friends, but I'm not really sure I could call myself a friend. As a senpai, he's so much older and wouldn't really want to do...."

"I'm babbling, aren't I."
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-09-15 21:24:51 82848
Daisuke Hansuke shakes his head. "If you hang around with Mamoru-kun at his place, you're a friend. Also. Look. I'll be upfront, not to be confusing here. But. Remember that night with the thugs? Then Sailor Venus came down and there was a guy. I was the guy." he takes a deep breath. "So yeah. Venus is just sort of crazy. And I remember you saying something about someone sending someone out to watch you? But-- look I babble too." he sighs.

"Basically are you okay?" he asks. "After all that? Why would you think Mamoru or Kazuo would send someone to watch after you?" he asks.

"Someone after you...or...?" he asks curiously.

"Also. Sorry. About that night. Venus is sorta. Crazy. With a capital C sometimes. I swear."
Koji Silvia 2017-09-15 21:32:09 82851
Once more, Koji just sort of rubs the back of his neck as all of it's laid out right there in a manner that's just so upfront, it's hard for him to speak for a few moments. Instead, he fishes into his pocket and takes out a metal pencil case with a snow leopard engraving on it, and a blue crystal eye. You would swear it flashes... and then it deliberately flashes!

Looking back up, he replies, "Oh me?" A smile, "I'm allright. I was just out walking and my partner was broken... I couldn't protect myself very well from the youma. And you shouldn't be using things like... well..." He takes a breath, "Like what we can do on regular people. At least that's my opinion."

What he doesn't realize is as he's talking, he just sort of staring, with a slight wibble in his eyes.
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-09-15 21:46:54 82855
Daisuke Hansuke listens and nods. "Yeah. Humans aren't youma. But you still need to defend people from jerks like that." he says. "But I'm not. Very magical like that?" he says.

"Right. Right. Names. I'm Daisuke Hansuke. The other name is. Asclepius. The healer. In a past life. I served as a royal doctor under Endymion. That is Mamoru- which you should know by now. So I'm not much of a fighter. Sailor Venus has been trying to train me. Which that night was about." he laments.

Does he notice the wibble? Maybe. He gets lots of weird looks all the time. He doesn't mention it if it's bothering or concerning him.

"Your partner? When I hear that term. It's usually associated to uh... I don't know the name for it. But. Talky.. smartphones...? Devices?" he scratches the side of his head.
Koji Silvia 2017-09-15 22:02:29 82860
Huh. This guy's pretty on the-

Koji covers the winking-flashing eye on the pencil case, and he tries to laugh it off... instead he just looks a little mortified.

After a moment's pause, as he sees to be processing all of this before sitting back and says in a softer voice, "You're going to have to forgive me... that's a lot to take in. A LOT."

Letting the emphasis sink in, he the looks back up to you, and adjusts his glasses, pushing them up with one finger, "So I'll start simple. My name is Silvia Koji. I'm in the 9th grade at Seiyou public school. I'm part of the Archery Club, and I like to cook."

The hand comes out and over, instead of him bowing since both boys are still sitting, "Nice to meet you Hansuke-san."
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-09-15 22:14:29 82862
Daisuke Hansuke smiles and offers a hand back. Daisuke Hansuke has some sort of weird, intertwined snake ring around that hand. He eyes the pencil case as he looks back to Koji and retracts his hand once the shake is done. He gently places his hands on top of the table for a moment.

"Ah. I go to Verone, 11th Grade." he says. "Animal Care Club." he asides.

A pause. "Do you come here often? I have no idea what's on the menu here. It's my first time in this place for reals." he says a little more sheepishly.
Koji Silvia 2017-09-15 22:24:30 82864
Koji sees the ring, but doesn't comment on it, given everything else that's swirling around in his head, but he brings his hands both down under the table once more, causing the pencil case to gleam again, "Nice to meet you, Hansuke-senpai. Sorry about that." Not to whom, but just in general it seems.

"You were... right. This is my partner. His name is Tyrfing. He's a device, and when we met, he was broken." Koji eventually says.

Don't mind the kid, he's just nervous someone normal will hear us. These booths are great for keeping the sound in, though. Which comes from the case, as the eye's intensity flares and wanes with the words.

As for the rest of it Koji then smiles a bit, "Oh, this place serves a lot of great traditional Hindi dishes. I'm not a fan of it, but the mango lassi is really popular with all the girls who come in. Japanese curries are thai based, not Hindi based so the flavor can be a little surprising, but I like it a lot more. Plus they are very clear on how the spice levels work. I can only ever eat up to a 3-star, and even then..." And he opens his mouth and waves in the air like he's trying to cool off.
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-09-15 22:42:10 82869
Daisuke Hansuke is rarely called senpai. So he picks up on that easily enough. It causes him to blink but he lets it slide, because- some people are polite. Then some people are ULTRA polite. Daisuke is polite. But he's not super formal.

He nods. "Hi then, Tyrfing." he says. He eyes Koji. "Koji-kun. Half the time people around you think you're talking about a video game or an MMORPG." he says. "No worries about it." he says.

He leans forward and listens to the explanation. "Lassi.. what's that?" he asks, scratching his head. "The Japanese curries are probably more my speed honestly..." she says. "I'm probably better keeping it to two star honestly." he says.
Koji Silvia 2017-09-15 22:50:11 82872
Koji sniffs, "Maybe." In regards to how people talk, and then he smiles faintly, "Sorry, I'm still new to this, and then with Tyrfing broken for months, it all almost felt like it was a dream. Some kind of weird, crazy dream. Mister Chiba even helped us find a new apartment..." He then leans in closer, "My parents and I were being drained by some kind of... thing... that had come back with us from where I found Tyrfing. I didn't know and no one else did either. They were being drained for so long that they're still in recovery, and our old landlord got scared because I was living alone and kicked us out."

That out of the way, and a blush on his cheeks, he moves on to better topics, "Okay, since this is your first time, let me treat you. I have a pretty good idea of what you might like if you prefer japanese curries. I'll be back." And without saying anything more or waiting for a response, he gets up and goes to the counter...

...leaving the pencil case sitting there, and flashing out, He'll relax once he gets to know you. He doesn't even call Rashmi Rashmi-chan anymore. Doesn't help his dad thinks they're dating.

Koji shoots an 'I heard that' look back at the case, which seems to vibrate a moment in response.
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-09-15 23:08:40 82875
Daisuke Hansuke listens and frowns and shakes his head. "That kind of thing can be dangerous to handle." he says. "Was it handled? It sounds like it was if they're in recovery." he says softly. He sighs and shifts a bit. Treat him? Okay. He'll accept that. It isn't uncomfortable. It's just usually the OTHER WAY AROUND for Daisuke. So it's odd feeling. "Alright then." he says.

His eyes trace down to the pencil case. he nods a bit. "Oh god." he says. He rubs a hand up his head. "Sorry about that dating thing. I know what that's like trust me." he mutters.

Oh god, Natsumi Ginga. He hasn't seen her in a while. Maybe she found someone else to fawn over. He kind of hopes so. It's bad enough she hates Daisuke but thinks Asclepius is super hot and adding Phantom Ace to the mix would just totally confuse everything.
Koji Silvia 2017-09-15 23:17:21 82878
No, ya don't. Say the pencil case.

Trust me... Koji's dad? The man is dedicated to his belief in beauty and women, and blah blah blah. But, to be fair, he really loves Mokoto. Even if she has to occasionally knock him through a wall to get him to stop.

There's something rich in the Device's humor, and you almost could swear it was chuckling by the little vibrations the case is making.

Koji returns after placing the order and puts his hand on the case once more, lookng rather embarrassed about it all, and then says, "So... ummm... I thought Verona had it's own catered dining hall. As good as most restaurants. Why come all the way out here?"
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-09-15 23:35:48 82882
'Why don't you want to eat at Verone' he kind of wants to say because my family exiled me there because they're ashamed I don't wanna be a 'real doctor' so I don't like being there if I can help it. He doesn't say that though. That's too much. "Eh. The food really isn't that good." he admits. "As you think it is." he says with a warm of a smile as he can muster.

His eyes look down to Koji and sighs a bit. "Oh." he says. He looks down at the table a moment.

"Just. Verone isn't really all it's cracked up to be. Lot of snooty rich people. All that." he sighs miserably.
Koji Silvia 2017-09-15 23:41:39 82883
Koji actually smiles a bit, "My parents tried to get me in there when we lived closer... before what happened. They got told that we 'Didn't meet the financial and educational standards of their institution, and did not want to overly challenge' and just like you'd think. Mom nearly put her fist in the man's face when he basically said I wasn't 'good enough'. They just want me in a good school so I can test well and get into a college with a cook culinary arts course. Or business. Or..." And he rolls his eyes a little, "To get me into science like they are."
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-09-15 23:52:41 82887
Daisuke Hansuke ughs. "I can. Understand that. Parents wanting something for you? My family is upset at me because I want to be a veterinarian instead of a 'real doctor'." he says. "Not really my dad. But my dad isn't really helping the problem." he says. "That's why I live in the dorms even though I could walk to my home." he snorts.

"Dad's a big time doctor. So that was enough to get me in. Verone is more about. Snootiness and ... making themselves look good for the few scholarships for what I'm sure they call 'riff raff they let in' if I were a fly in the headmaster's office." he asides.

"Most of my time is spent off campus, doing a lot of chairty work. and when I'm in my dorm I'm usually glued onto the computer with my raid group in some MMOs." a pause as he looks around.

"I play the healers. Of course." he says with a wink.
Koji Silvia 2017-09-15 23:57:59 82888
The mention of the Raid group makes Koji sigh a bit, "Phantasy Star Online 2 went down in May, and I haven't found a new game to play in a while. Everyone else makes you stick to tank, DPS, or support... they don't allow you to midfield like I'd do." He looks back up, "I suppose I tank allright, but I prefer to stick to debuff and DPS. I've never been big on wanting to get kill shots on bosses... just doing my part. What game is your guild on?"

Some genuine interest now as he smiles a bit. And once more you swear you can hear the 'chuckle' from the Device's form on the tabletop.
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-09-19 03:23:06 82998
Daisuke Hansuke ignores the device's chuckle. He gets enough guff from other cats. Not that he knows Tyrfing is a cat, just that he gets enough snark from Artemis for enough.

"Oh, right now I'm just playing World of Warcraft. You know. Basic. We're gonna move to a new game soon. One that has a cheaper subscription because some of the other members are having trouble with it." he says.

"I try to stay away from the Free-to-play if I can. Never have fun on those games." he admits.

His eyes shift to the kitchen area to see how food is coming along as he looks back. "Stinks when a game closes though." he admits. "Especially when you enjoy it a lot."
Koji Silvia 2017-09-19 03:30:24 82999
Koji says the one thing that every MMO player worth their salt always says, "There's no such thing as a Free To Play MMO."

But he listens for a time with a slight headtilt while watching and taking in all the details before he shakes his head once and then blushes faintly, rubbing the back of his neck, "I never liked World Of Warcraft. Their humans look like cavemen, and the elves looked like gorillas." Shrugging as he adds, "I like some aesthetics. I really wish they'd come out with an MMO based on this one show I saw on TV a while back called Log Horizon."

But when he sees you looking towards the back, he gets back up and goes over to check for the order as he says to Dai, "I'll check. Be right back.
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-09-19 03:45:13 83000
Daisuke Hansuke blinks. "I don't watch a lot of TV. I mean. I watch things online. Never really TV." he admits. He nods. "Yeah, but it's easy enough for everyone to pick up." he smirks a little smugly. "I prefer the fantasy aesthetic it makes me feel...nostalgic. For some reason." he mutters.

Stupid Golden Kingdom memories and dreams.

"Okay!" he says as he sits back a moment and then checks his phone. Okay. Good. No texts. Also his wrist cuff hasn't gone off today! He hopes that holds.
Koji Silvia 2017-09-19 03:49:47 83001
After a couple minutes of waiting, and silence from Tyrfing, Koji returns with a tray bearing two moderately sized plates that each have a rich orange-red sauce and is floating with chicken in it. Sitting down across from you, he takes one plate and puts it in front of you with the smell of the spices wafting up from the rice as well as the curry itself.

"Okay", Koji says, "This is your basic two-star Butter Chicken. It's creamier than the regular curries, but it takes in the spices really easily. One of the really cool thing they do is they take the chicken and then marinate it in spices and yoghurt overnight."

Then he hands the drink over, "This is the mango Lassi. It's almost like a yogurt smoothie. I don't like mango, so it's nothing I'll have.

He grins, just a little as he says, "Bon appetit."
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-09-19 04:09:09 83002
Daisuke Hansuke does eye Tyrfing. He says nothing this time, and he looks back up as he smiles. "Oh, now that smells good." he says. "Smells like...chicken...?" he asks softly. He gets it right. Butter Chicken? Chicken in butter? That doesn't sound TOO exotic.

Then Koji explains it as being marinated in yogurt. He blinks a bit at this.

"Huh, okay." he says. He eyes and mango lassi. "Is there different flavors of lassi?" he asks. "Since you specified it was mango?" he asks. "Or. No?" he says.

He takes a bite and then chews and then blinks. "Huh. That isn't too hot." he says. "I mean. Spice wise." he blushes a bit. "I mean it's perfect temperate fine." he insists.

"...That's great actually." he says after another bite.

"What do you like here?" he asks while he eats.
Koji Silvia 2017-09-19 04:19:56 83003
The pencil case seems to vibrate a moment, but it could have been people adjusting their seats. Your attention back to Koji however causes him to poke at his food a few moments before he takes up a few bites of his and then sips some lemon-lime soda to chase a little bit of the heat back down.

"It's the traditional drink, so I wouldn't ask them to change it. Anything else is just a smoothie."

He takes another few bites, and you watch him take the butter chicken sauce and begin spreading it over the spiced rice, "Well, I like pretty much everything they make here. It's like it's mostly Hindi with a little Japanese to it. My favorite has to be the lunch-size Biryani. It's a mixed rice dish. So you can get a whole meal in a single bowl. I usually have that with a pickled onion salad that Rashmi's dad makes that's scarily good. You'd think the onion would be sulphury and bitter, but whatever he pickles them in makes it almost sweet."
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-09-19 05:02:24 83004
Daisuke Hansuke watches how Koji eats his. He doesn't like his rice sauced. So he doesn't do that. He DOES eat it by itself though as he chews and then purses his lips as he swears the pencil shakes but he doesn't pay it any mind. Magical pencil cases don't eat right? They're not being rude, right?

"Pickled vegetables are hard to mess up. But now I do wonder how he gets them so sweet." he ponders. "I mean. Sugar. Seems obvious." he says.

He picks up a forkful of rice and thinks. "So. Your dad thinks you're dating the owners of here daughter?" he asks curiously. "Huh." he says. "Do you just let him think that because he's pushy or something?"
Koji Silvia 2017-09-19 05:08:39 83005
Koji gets this exasperated look on his face when his father is brought up, and then he puts a hand on TOP of the pencil case so that the Device doesn't get to chime in on this. He even looks at it a moment before tapping it a couple times, and you'd think there was a small flash from under his fingers in reply.

However, after that he just says, "My dad is crazy about women. Obsessed. It's really creepy and it gets him in a LOT of trouble. Mom really loves him though, not that I understand it. If he's not flirting with or perving on some girl, she's putting someone on their ass for disrespecting her, or their relationship... or me... it's infuriating. -I'M- the one who has to clean up the mess."

He picks up his drink and sips through the straw hard, and just looks over at you, "So I'm letting him live his delusion that I'm dating Rashmi so we can go train together, it's just better than saying... 'I'll be back to make dinner, I just have to go out to the warehouse district to blast magical shields with my pencil case! No smoking, the doctor said!'"
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-09-19 05:22:10 83006
Daisuke Hansuke blinks! "So it's really that bad, huh?" he asks softly. He head tilts. He shrugs. "I know people in some un.. um. Against the norm relationships as it is? But like. I couldn't imagine someone so focused like that." he admits. "I'm sorry you have to deal with it. I'm always an ear if you need to talk. Like I said. I live in the Verone male dorms. And uh. Please ignore. Any rumors about me."

"Basically. Sailor Venus is a jerk and visits me oddly then leaves loudly and usually exclaiming that I like having girls over in cosplay." he mutters as he wipes a hand down his face.

"Since she's Sailor V and all that's a popular one for cosplay." he sighs.

"So now everyone thinks I'm a weird guy breaking the rules and on top of that in a weird way in the dorms and I'm just glad the principal hasn't found out."
Koji Silvia 2017-09-19 05:31:55 83007
After a few moments of listening, Koji tilts his head and taps the pencil case a few times more before asking, "Can't you just tell her to stop it? I just don't understand it all." Shaking his head as he picks at his food once more.

"Tyrfing sometimes tries to tell me what to do, and a lot of the time he makes sense... and I listen. But he doesn't know people better than me. Sometimes he's like a little brother. Always nosy. Doesn't help he's always in my head."

I heard that. comes from the case.
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-09-19 05:41:47 83008
Daisuke Hansuke rubs his face. "Okay. This is a story. It's a long one. Bear with me."

"When. I first 'woke up' into my power. At the time. No one really knew much about ourselves. I had dreams about a place and time before this, with faceless people who's names eluded me. We all had them. These eventually we're people like Endymnion and Kunzite as we started remembering properly." he says.

"But. Because no one could remember. I woke up about the same time that Kunzite started--- targeting Mamoru-- mind you, when Kunzite was mindwashed by Queen Beryl-- And everyone found me familiar in the same way they found themselves familiar. Which was dangerous. So they kept me at arms reach-- and had Sailor V track me and basically watch and confirm I wasn't some plant or Dark Kingdom Denizen or something. Sailor V broke into my dorm a few times and did her research on me. She watched me. I only found out maybe a couple months back that she cleared me in three days, because- as she said, 'If all Dark Kingdom members acted human like me, there would be world peace instead.'." he huffs.

"She gave me the file she made on me? Because V's basically a detective. She's a magical girl but that girl knows how to research. She knew everything about me fairly quick. Who my parents were. Why I was living in the dorm. My fricken underwear size. The fact I HAD underwear in the bottom drawer." he throws his hands up during this.

"Basically. She still visits but it's to make sure I'm okay but she doesn't visit like normal people. Not Venus. She sneaks in the window. Or lockpicks. Then waits for me to enter and turn on the light and go 'SURPRISE!'" he says raising his hand again. "And startle me into dropping what's in my hands and making a mess." he huffs some more.

"I swear the dumb act she pulls is just that. An act. Because I've HEARD her pronounce Asclepius right a few times when she's being super serious? But I swear any other time? Ascuplatus. Asucpoloppolis. STUFF like that." he sighs as he rolls his eyes.

"Okay I'm ranting now. She is really a friend, but. Booooy does she push your buttons if you let her to her face."
Koji Silvia 2017-09-19 05:50:51 83009
By the end of the story, Koji is a bit flummoxed. Just hearing it all laid out like that, he forgets his food, his drink... really everything while he's just stuck hearing all this story he never knew about anyone. Sitting back in his spot, he sighs a little, and then pokes once more at his Butter Chicken. After... he then looks away and adjusts his glasses.

"Your story is a lot better than my own."

He looks towards the windows facing the street, but says towards Daisuke again, "You need to tell her that she's making it hard for you to do normal things. That even if she thinks it's funny... it's not. It might be her way of being cute and saying she cares about you, but she needs to respect your boundaries. There's plenty of hours in the day. She can pick one where you can meet on your terms."

He pauses again, "Sorry, I kinda had to learn some of this with my parents. They were a little smothering when I was a kid. Because of it... I put on a lot of weight and was was teased for being the chubby kid."
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-09-19 06:08:32 83010
Daisuke Hansuke sighs and rubs his face again. "I tried. I don't think 'boundaries' is a word in Venus's vocabulary where everyone expects she's gonna start planning my entire wedding and life out if I meet the right girl or guy and really. I can see it." he mutters.

"But she means well. So I let it slide for now and I don't wanna cause any trouble. I mean it's really just the leaving loudly that's upsetting me so MAYBE I can convenience her to just leap out the window next time with something shiny." he says.

He has to resist the urge to look Koji over to see if that's the case because it'd seem weird. Instead, he says: "Eh. Sorry about that." he admits sheepishly. Because Daisuke needs to apologize for everything. "I try to be nice to everyone? Something my dad taught me early in life. Stuff about that, the more fortunate should help the less fortunate and all that." he admits. "S'why almost every charity organization or social organization in the city knows my face vaugely." he says.
Koji Silvia 2017-09-19 06:17:29 83011
Koji sniffs a moment, and then nods, "That's good... your helping people. My parents are kind of the same way."

Sitting back a second time, he sips at his drink and looks up at Dai with a bit of a smile, "My father is into chemistry and geology, and my mom botany and biology. So they're both government scientists. There's still a lot of stuff we don't know about how the effects of nuclear fallout last over a long term. So they go around the islands to take soil and water samples to see if anything's changed, and to study any weird stuff they find. I got to go along as a kid, for me they were vacations. I could take the old action figures my dad let me play with and pretend they were having adventures while my parents worked."

Another pause for another sip, "So anyways, we were on Nakadori Island again... and every year we went out there we all heard legends of the inn cat. It's this cat that everyone says was actually a spirit, but it had been seen around the inn for almost fifty years. I decided to go look for it. Instead I found a shrine, and buried in it my friend." Holding up the case so the eye can glimmer a bit, "This isn't what he originally looked like. He was broken, and then it got worse when I thought a friend was really hurt, and I made him do something he warned me against. But he's all shiny new. And really cool."

Suddenly he blushes, "You must think a pencil case is really nerdy."
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-09-19 06:29:05 83012
Daisuke Hansuke blinks. "Nooot really?" he says. "I mean about the pencil case." he says. "I mean. I play MMOs far into the night than what's healthy sometimes when I can afford to. I want to be a veterinarian partially because I think puppies and kittens are adorable as heck." he says. "I mean. A pencil case is like bottom end of nerdy when these are things, you know?" he shrugs.

"Oh, so you found your device in a shrine." he muses. "I wonder if people stopped seeing the cat after that...." he muses.

"Since that sounds connected in some way..."

He's about done with his butter chicken. He places the empty plate aside.
Koji Silvia 2017-09-19 06:47:33 83013
Koji nods, "He was the cat. It was a techno-magical projection, his attempting to patrol and protect the area, even if he couldn't do anything about it. So yeah... you're right. And you're pretty sharp. I suppose knowing Mister Chiba and Mister Takeba does that. You sort of get your eyes opened and then you can't really close them again."

His own food is almost gone, and he then takes a breath, "So... would you like to exchange numbers?"

A beat, and then he laughs, and waves it off before it seems more serious than it should be, "I mean, that is, so we can talk again, or we can do something online. Maybe we'll find a game we can play together some night, you know?"

Oh yeah... real smooth there. Tyrfing says in his Lord's mind.
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-09-19 07:02:30 83014
Daisuke Hansuke nods. "Well. I was kinda their doctor in a past life? So. It's kinda weird and different." he admits. "Especially when I got those memories back. And I remember being pulled from court because of that snake-oil saleswoman Beryl and I having yelling matches." he laughs. "-and trying to pretend REALLY HARD I don't see the Completely White and Glowing moon princess because she's not supposed to be on Earth and stuff like that."

Daisuke Hansuke blinks and fumbles around and pulls out a notepad and writes a few things down it. There's his Phone Number, and E-mail! He passes it along. "There." he says.

Luckily, he can't hear Tyrfing right now!
Koji Silvia 2017-09-19 07:17:00 83015
Koji on the other hand doesn't take the paper... he just runs the pencil case over it, and for a moment the eye on top glows a touch brighter. Smiling a little at it, there's a chime from his phone, followed by a ping response going to Daisuke's phone and email... all in the space of moment.

It makes him chuckle just a little more, honestly so much of this over his head, but he nods and follows along a bit longer before saying, "I have to get back... I was going to do homework here, but I'll catch up at home. Besides... I kinda am my parents' caregiver until they're fully recovered."

Standing up, he does at least pick up the paper and then all his things out of courtesy, and says, "Just bus the table and take all the plates up front for us? It's only polite. It was nice to meet you Hansuke-san."

And yes, he gives a polite little bow before he's out the door, turning long enough to wave and yell, "Good Might Terios-sama! Good Night Missu Terios! It was really good like always!"

Another bow at the door, and the long raven-haired young man is out the door at a jog! Just like that!