Catching Up

Jiaying and Sora get together after Jiaying's trip, and each share what the other's missed. And start planning to take advantage of some of the changes.

Date: 2017-09-23
Pose Count: 17
Jiaying Maki 2017-09-23 19:56:31 83345
A late afternoon rainshower has Jiaying out under an awning, umbrella down by her side being occasionally shaken to clear some of the water off. She's waiting on Sora, having originally planned to just meet her at the cafe, but instead finds herself wishing she had met her at the house to walk her to the cafe with the umbrella. She may or may not be feeling a touch protective still, made worse by the time apart!

She starts to fidget, checking her phone from time to time, clearly seeming a bit nervous. It's been months, what if things have changed, she had something that she had to tell her, that's sometimes bad right? The longer she waits, the more she starts to tilt towards the worst case scenarios, bouncing from a sense of nervousness and a sense of excitement. The phone goes away again, but is soon out once more. She's playing with her playlist now, distracting herself. Why was this harder than the first date?
Sora Hisakata 2017-09-23 19:59:30 83346
Sora's greeting is of the enthusiastic kind, as soon as she finds her girlfriend the umbrella is lowered and she starts to run. Arms wide open to kind of rapidly hug the girl she's missed all these months, the girl she wished had been there when she's been on her recent journey to find a way to be useful again. That pain is nothing compared to the joy of being reunited. "I missed you." Then immediately moving in for a kiss.
Jiaying Maki 2017-09-23 20:05:12 83347
Jiaying Maki snaps out of her self-induced panic when she spots a running Sora. She suddenly breaks into a happy smile and moves to try and catch Sora, spinning and twirling with her! She's definitely missed Sora these few months, if the numerous actual, written letters, emails and phonecalls when she could weren't a clue. It doesn't do much to change anything though, when one you care for is so far away. That's all gone though and she happily returns the kiss, pairing it with a very tight hug for a moment.

She loosens her grip after, slowly breaking the kiss the reply, "I've missed you so much!"
Sora Hisakata 2017-09-23 20:10:31 83348
"You look tougher." Sora says with a smile, slowly moving out of the hug, though she keeps one arm around her girlfriend's waist, then a bit softly. "So I got myself a new book. I had some help making sure it was properly purified, so it shouldn't be like the last book." She makes sure to get the important thing to tell out of the way, then a bit louder, "And how have you been?"
Jiaying Maki 2017-09-23 20:17:08 83349
Jiaying Maki looks down at herself for a moment, then grins and presses in against Sora's side, one hand around her waist as well! The umbrella is lifted and she points to the cafe nearby with it and starts to walk when she hears that Sora had gotten a new book. She tenses up for a moment, then she lets her breath out slowly and says, "I'll trust you." taking a moment to lean in against Sora, kissing her cheek. "Please be careful? Talk to me if you start noticing anything weird?" She lets her breath out after that, takes a deep breath and tries to hide her worry with a smile. "What does it let you do?"
Sora Hisakata 2017-09-23 20:22:36 83350
"I will, I promise." Sora leans her head on Jiaying as they head in, "Control the wind, I'm still figuring out exactly what all I can do. It's a bit different from... you know." She then changes the topic ever so slightly, "So how'd your practice go? Learned anything cool?"
Jiaying Maki 2017-09-23 20:36:34 83351
Jiaying Maki considers quietly, "The wind? So like breezes or can you do that anime thing with cutting things with wind?" She then glances around, checking to make sure the coast is clear, then decides against trying to show off just in case. "I learned that I was more or less brute forcing my magic, that I was doing a lot of things wrong and that I've got some family that wasn't particularly happy with my methods." She sounds somewhat mollified and embarrassed. The subject change is a welcome one, getting that close to the prior problems!

"I enjoyed the time home. It's weird how much you miss the mundane weirdness. Yaoguai are different to the kind of magical weirdness here, you know?" She squeezes Sora gently before quickly adding, "If I do it again, I'm learning how to sneak you along or how to sneak back though."
Sora Hisakata 2017-09-23 20:41:45 83352
"I can do the 'anime thing' and I can also do winds that are strong enough to throw debris around." Sora answers, and decides against showing off herself. "So you're stronger now? Awesome." She sits down when they make it to their table. "They weirdness here is also different from the weirdness my family is specializing in. It's... I don't think it used to be this way. I may be wrong though, maybe we just didn't notice."
Jiaying Maki 2017-09-23 20:45:24 83353
Jiaying Maki resists the whim of sitting on the same side of Sora, settling in across from her for now. "I don't know if I'm stronger, so much as focused and... able to use what I've got better? I don't have any new tails yet or anything." She hrks, stops and looks around before adding, "Though I guess that kind of is getting stronger isn't it?" She looks down at the table in thought. Eventually, she says, "We should practice together. I want to make sure you're okay when you're out there. I don't... I didn't like seeing you hurt." Not that she was any better about being hurt.
Sora Hisakata 2017-09-23 20:48:09 83355
"There's multiple ways to get stronger." Sora just answers that simply, sort of agreeing with the last bit Jiaying says. She starts to look over the menu, "We should. Maybe we can figure out some neat ways for our magics to work together extra well." She wisely neglects to comment on the hurt thing, she knows Jiaying knows how she feels about that, no need to bring up old hurts.
Jiaying Maki 2017-09-23 20:53:48 83357
Jiaying Maki tilts her head to one side, then the other and says, "Focus helps doesn't it?" The mention of working together to combien their magical abilities gets an excited nod though! "I bet I could get some focused water, maybe even freezing part of it for the wind stuff." Beat, "Or uh. We'll just make everyone around us wet at first. We should wear rain coats or swim suits I think. Or even practice around a pool or something."

Jia wasn't even considering the times she herself was hurt and doesn't seem to hold that against the other girl! She's good at moving on at least. "Have you caught up on your school work?"
Sora Hisakata 2017-09-23 21:02:27 83359
"We'll work that out later, let's not worry about that right now." Sora doesn't seem particularly worried, "I've caught up and have started tutoring again, I lost so many customers due to not having been available to tutor for months. It's a pain to have to work back to my old income."
Jiaying Maki 2017-09-23 21:14:12 83361
Jiaying Maki hesitates and says, "I could maybe try and figure out something. Maybe you can tutor me on my Japanese or something if you need some money?" She seems content not worrying about magical things at this moment. Instead, she offers, "If not that, maybe we can... no that won't work. Uh, I don't.... normally worry about money?" She shrugs and shakes her head quickly. "I could at least pay for our dates for a while though, I'm not too bad off there."
Sora Hisakata 2017-09-23 21:18:51 83363
"Oh no I didn't mean it that way. It's just extra money, means I can't buy as many things as I'd like but I'm not like... strapped for cash or anything." Sora quickly reassures Jiaying when she realizedd that she gave off the wrong impression, "So please don't worry about it."
Jiaying Maki 2017-09-23 21:31:45 83366
Jiaying Maki shakes her head and huffs, "The offer's still there! Or you could just tell me what you want and I can see about getting it." She grins after and reaches out to gently poke Sora's forehead, "I think you and I need to maybe stop worrying so much. What did you want to buy? Let's pool our money and go get it after this!"
Sora Hisakata 2017-09-23 21:50:43 83371
"Nothing in particular, I just am a bit more used to not having to think about whether I can afford to buy something I want because I've got so much money saved up. That's no longer true." Sora explains the root of the issue, "But if you insist, we can go clothes shopping soon. Ok?"
Jiaying Maki 2017-09-23 21:52:13 83372
Jiaying Maki looks down at herself and then grins, "Only if you help me pick some things out? I've uh, been told I could do to dress up better." And it's an excuse to dress up for Sora, which is definitely a fun sounding date for the girl. What, costumes are fun! She's such a nerd...

Head tilted, she asks, "Do you want to start walking home together? I can walk you to your place and then head home after some studying or something?"