Birthdays are for Surprises

Tadase has paperwork for Amu. And by paperwork he means a present.

Date: 2017-09-24
Pose Count: 11
Tadase Hotori 2017-09-24 15:43:37 83429
Tadase had called Amu to the Royal Garden, ostensibly because he had some work he needed help with and Nadeshiko, Kukai, and the others busy 'you're the only Guardian free to help get me out from under this paperwork pile'. He made no mention of birthdays, special days, or wanting Amu to do anything other than help.

He was also hiding behind a bush in the Royal Garden with a box behind him, and he didn't even need to be visible to see her - since Kiseki was literally floating up at the top of the greenhouse walls.
Amu Hinamori 2017-09-24 15:53:27 83432
Amu Hinamori couldn't help but feel a little depressed. Whyyyyy? The morning had been so good. So wonderful. Well, okay. It had been crazy. Her sister had made her breakfast in bed, after which she had to destroy most of the evidence and start the laundry. Then her parents had.... her parents were dorks and had been talking about her being sixteen and some kind of sweet sixteen party thing and yeah, she wasn't doing that.

But it was her birthday, so when she came to the school she couldn't help being excited. Her boyfriend was going to get her the best treat. And she'd waited. And waited. And waited some more. And then when Kiseki had appeared...

Paperwork. He'd called her for paperwork. She'd been disappointed, to say the least. But she was a big girl. She wasn't going to let a little something like her boy friend forgetting her birthday mess with her. Bah, birthdays were for little kids, anyway. She'd also threatened the charas to not. Say. A. Word. Though they wanted to. And she'd been extra snippy(which had gotten her even more 'So coooooool!' from her class mates. she was NOT in the mood to be cool.)

Still, the prince was busy, she understood that. She could at least help and ensure he wasn't too over worked. Who cared about birthdays anyway...

She walked into the garden and hmphed. "Tadase-kun? Where are you?" she called out, completely clueless.
Tadase Hotori 2017-09-24 16:10:53 83436
Tadase practically jumped - actually, his feet did leave the ground for a moment - out at Amu. To him, her Birthday was a Big Deal and he'd wanted to make a big deal out of it sooner, but he'd also wanted to surprise her which meant he'd had to wait.

His excitement had almost, but not quite, caused him to fall forward, stopped only by Kiseki zipping down from the rafters after giving the signal and physically giving him just enough of a push that he didn't faceplant in front of her.

"Hi." he said, breathlessly after his feet were flat on the ground. One hand behind his back, the other hand pushing a stray hair out of his face and back. "Hi, Amu." No honorifics - they were too close for that. Still hiding the carefully wrapped box behind his back for a moment, he just looked at her like he hadn't seen her in months. Really, it wasn't that long, but - eventually, he remembered the box.

"Happy Birthday!" he shouted probably-too-loudly as he brought it around to the front of him.
Amu Hinamori 2017-09-24 16:16:16 83437
Amu Hinamori stopped and then...

'Oh my gosh he almost fell over and that was so cute eeeee! Oh my gosh that hair sticking out oh my gosh eeee eeee EEEEEE!' Internal Amu cried as she swayed happily from side to side, giggling gleefully.

External Amu cocked her head to the side. "Hi. Ummm... why were you back there? Trying to give me a heart attack?" She'd only jumped a little. "You said you had paperwork to do, right?" Crossing her arms and putting on her tough girl act.

And then that. Her eyes went wide. Slightly. And then the charas tossed confetti in the air. "HE REMEMBERED!" they cheered as one.

"Amu was so miserable she thought you forgot!" Ran said.

"She's been looking forward to this all week!" Miki added.

"She really, really wanted you to remember because she wanted to hear you say it!" Su added last.

Amu squeaked and turned brilliant. "T-thank you..." she squeaked. 'OH MY GOSH HE REMEMBERED YESSSSS! BEST BOY FRIEND EVER EEEEE!' internal Amu yelled, dancing, as she took the gift and, very slowly(she wanted to tear it open, but she was an ADULT! Sorta) began to open it, pulling out her gift and then letting out a soft gasp.
Tadase Hotori 2017-09-24 16:28:37 83439
Tadase couldn't help but laugh as the Charas put on their little show and Amu went from Cool and Spicy to the Real Amu in one big moment, and he hugged her from the side as the went to open the present, resting his chin on her shoulder when she delicately attacked the ribbon.

"I hope you appreciate the surprise. And I'm sure the others will want to see you after class but I think they are leigitmately busy. And I wanted to give this to you and spend a little time with you alone anyways."

As Amu finished opening the box, it revealed a rather nice choker to go with her sense of style and the wristband she already had, something he'd seen her eyes roam over when they were out recently - of course, being Amu, she hadn't mentioned it to anyone, but if you were watching her face it was easy to see when she was interested in something and pretending not to be.
Amu Hinamori 2017-09-24 16:36:14 83440
Amu Hinamori stared at it, she picked up the choker. It was an adorable little black lace choker with the four suits of the cards on it. She slowly reached down and plucked it out. She then held it out. "Will you put it on me?" Of course, she'd reach up and lift her hair out of the way so he had complete access to the neck.

The entire time she did this, her mind was going a mile a minute. She wanted to hug him, to kiss him, she wanted to sqwee. she wanted to run around and show everyone. SHE WANTED TO DO SO MANY THINGS!

She would then grab the wrist band and slide it on. She couldn't believe he remembered this. He saw this. He... she...

She was so over whelmed. She didn't know what to do, what to--

In her pouch, a small egg stirred and in a heart beat, the hair clip on her head turned into a diamond and she stepped forward. One arm wrapped around his waist, the other around his neck and she pushed him up against the tree. And her lips connected with his.

And that was most DEFINITELY her tongue in his mouth.

A few moments later there was a pop. She stared at him with hazy eyes. Which then turned to great, wide, shocked eyes. And cheeks that were burning. "RAN!" she screamed, pulling back from Tadase and flailing. "OH MY GOSH WHY DID YOU DO THAT FOR?!" she shrieked, flailing about wildly. GAHHHHH SHE SLID THE PRINCE THE TONGUE!
Tadase Hotori 2017-09-24 16:56:17 83442
Tadase's smile slowly crept larger and larger as she seemed to really like the present. It pays, he thought, to pay attention. That smile was very, very big when she asked him to put it on her which he did with an almost royal degree of delicate care. It looked good on her, it matched her style, and it reminded him of one of the many things that made her so special to him.

Then there was his back against a tree and her lips against his and that was surprising enough but then there was that intrusion of tongue and his eyes opened extra-wide. Before he could react it was over though, and Amu was flailing.

Tadase couldn't really muster anger although her cheeks weren't the only ones flushing. "Ran you know that's cheating, you can't just drive her to that, she's got to get there on her ow- I mean... Ran! Why did you do that!"

Nice save, 'prince'.
Amu Hinamori 2017-09-24 17:01:52 83443
Amu Hinamori was wayyyy too distracted to even notice that slip. Miki, however, gave the prince an 'I heard that' smirk.

"W-what? It wasn't me!" Ran said, shaking her hands around. "I-I didn't do it!"

"Of course you did!" Amu snapped. "That's your thing! You make me do the thing I want to do because I--" Oh. Wow. If her face was flushed before, now it was her entire head.

She'd just said she WANTED to do that. In front of the prince. Oh gosh she wanted to dieeeeee!

"It wasn't me! It wasn't me it wasn't me it wasn't meeee!" Ran whined, flailing about. "I'd never, ever lie about that! I bet it was miki! She's the boy crazy one!"

"W-what? No! I'd never, ever do that!" Miki yelled, flailing as well. "Just because my art has that in it doesn't mean I'd actually do it! It had to be you!"

"Um... maybe it was me?" Su offere.

Both Ran and Miki glanced to Su... then quickly started blaming each other again.
Tadase Hotori 2017-09-24 17:16:21 83444
Tadase blushed a little bit fiercer just for a moment at Miki before Amu continued laying into Ran. So as she continued her back and forth with her own little personality spliters, Tadase walked up and just put a hand on her shoulder.

"Welllll it wasn't bad or anything." he said to her with a grin, squeezing her shoulder a little bit. And he knew how to help her, too. "And regardless of who did it, I guess I can understand when one of your Charas decides to take you for a drive because they feel like it is in your best interest." There's a sidelong glance at Kiseki, there. "So... don't worry about it. It's your birthday, right? So we should focus on enjoying that."
Amu Hinamori 2017-09-24 17:26:51 83446
Amu Hinamori was still in mid panic, then he touched her. She froze. Oh gosh he was going to dump her. Yell at her. Tell her he didn't like it. Oh gosh why did she kiss him oh gosh now he hated her! What if he hated forceful women? Why did she do it! also, she could still taste him and it was so odd and strange a sensation and gahhhh!

"It wasn't bad?" she said softly. "I-I mean... for my best... err... W-well... whichever one of you two did it, d-don't do it again!" she snapped, her cheeks burning before turning to Tadase. Right. Her birthday.

"So... um.... did... you still need help with the paperwork?" she asked with a weak smile. And there it was, her real character shining through. Those gentle eyes, the slight pout to her lips. The nervous fiddling with her hands. The slight tremble in her legs. No cool and spicy. Just... Amu.
Tadase Hotori 2017-09-24 17:30:12 83447
Tadase laughed again. "Amu, there was no paperwork. All I have for you is a gift and a few sweets Nadeshiko left." A slight bow. "I'm sorry for deciving you but I hope it was worth the trouble." And then when he comes up from the bow he also kisses her on the cheek. It's a different thing that what she just did, but it carries its own special emotions too. It's before she can say anything to that, though, that Tadase pushes his lips against hers. There's no intrusion of tongue, but there is a very, very long kiss.