Mew Mew Cafe's Grand Opening


Mew Mew Cafe throws a grand opening party that starts with some unexpected piano tunes and ends with Ichigo and Makio gaining a little more understanding about eachother.

Date: 2017-09-27
Pose Count: 130
Makio Ryu 2017-09-27 16:36:37 83663
    Today is the day that Cafe Mew Mew staff has decided on for throwing a fancified grand opening party! Granted, Makio would have pointed out that ball room dancing alone would have made for a much smaller audience than they could have gotten otherwise. Rather through business smarts of thier own, or Makio making a good point to them, this has become a combination of ballroom dancing with ballroom acceptable formal wear AND casual wear coming into to get a free sweet of whatever kind is wished for.

    Makio, being oh so out of his usual state, is currently serving the party here in slightly more ballroom apropriate fare than the uniform they originally gave him. As a balance for that, he's been allowed to let his hair rest in it's usual bush like state... Man this is all new to him. Hopefully he doesn't mess up too much.

     In any case, party is advertized to be on the second floor. Formal wear or not, come on in.
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-09-27 16:46:52 83664
Daisuke Hansuke doesn't know what to wear. Then he squints at himself in the mirror, reaching into his coat and pulling out the Ace of Hearts in his pocket. "Screw it." he says as he transforms in his dorm, then takes off the Sailor V-like mask and replacing it with a pair of sunglasses. "There we go." he says.

He pauses a moment to take a selfie for Venus like this because he thinks she'll appreciate this flagrant use of powers to attend some ball he wants to go to.

He walks in and raises his brow a bit as he surveys the room. Huh. He pictured. Something else when he walked in. This is actually a nice looking place.

Eyes move towards Makio who is apprently serving people as his eyes turn back to the dance floor as such as he purses his lips. Who's here he knows. He keeps scanning the crowd.
Naru Osaka 2017-09-27 16:49:24 83665
The after school crowd are more likely to appear in school uniforms than formal wear, but an excuse for a pretty dress is an excuse for a pretty dress. Naru is a sucker for pretty dresses, and while her choice is more 'cocktail party' than 'evening wear', in the shorter length of her skirt, she still makes good use of months of balance and athletic training to be able to wear heels with it.

The climb up to the second floor isn't onerous, but Naru lingers not far into the room, glancing around at the formal ballroom. Her attention is upon the architecture, the decor, the space and yes.. the floor, more than the people per se.
Makio Ryu 2017-09-27 16:56:25 83666
Makio Ryu makes his way over as he sees the two showing up. There are probably several others here already, but probably not anyone recognizable as of yet. "Welcome to Mew Mew Cafe," Makio greets with a slight bow, "We have a special offer today of one free treat per a customer... Is there any sweet or drink you would like?"
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-09-27 17:06:51 83667
The Ace of Shades. Daisuke there, looks over to Naru Osaka and whoops. There is someone he knows. Luckily. He just comes off as Daisuke in a fancy outfit and shades right now. He walks over. "Hey Naru-chan." he offers. "Nice dress." he offers. "Kyouko-san with you?" he asks as he looks around. Because he wants to know who managed to force Kyouko into either a dress or a tuxedo. He can't see her, so he looks back down.

He looks over to Makio and offers a short bow to him. "Hello. Thank you!" a pause. Free. Treat?

FREE. TREAT.

"Do you have. Some sort of chocolate cake?" he asks politely. He would like that so very much.
Naru Osaka 2017-09-27 17:11:29 83668
Naru's attention is drawn back to the people there as she's spoken to. Her smile is a touch distant, but warm enough. "Good afternoon." She greets Makio politely, with a little nod to accompany it. "Thank you. That is most generous. I would love a latte, or coffee if you would." She pauses as Daisuke mentions cake. "And cake would be lovely too." She pauses and then adds. "I do know that only one is free."

Naru's attention moves to Daisuke. "Hey Daisuke. Alas, no Kyouko with me. She's working this afternoon, and this .. isn't so much her thing, although a free treat certainly is. How are you?"
Makio Ryu 2017-09-27 17:19:53 83669
Makio Ryu scribbles down notes on the little note book he's carrying. "Yes, we can take care of both of those! No problem du---er sir and lady." He almost stumbles into his overly casual talk. That's probably going to be the hardest part of working in a cafe like this one. This is SO not him. "Two chocolate cakes and a latte..." He'd then offer another small bow before wandering off to put the order in. ...still, the hardest part of the first job being the way you talk can't really be that bad of a thing, right?
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-09-27 17:36:02 83670
Ace of Shades grins. "Great then." he says to Makio. "Thank you." he says as his eyes trace back to Naru. "Oh. That's too bad." he offers. "I can get that though. Isn't for everyone. And by god, people need their conbeanie burritos." he insists with actual serious tone.

He looks back up and hrmmmms. "This is a nice place. Seems a little smaller, but that seems to be the point." he asides.

"Seems. Classy casual." he asides. He eyes that piano.
Naru Osaka 2017-09-27 17:39:26 83671
"Thank you." Naru replies to Makio as he takes their order and scurries off.

"It should be interesting to see how well it holds to the higher dress code and more .. elegant standards." Naru speculates as she looks around and then settles her attention back upon Daisuke. "Our crowd tends towards the more casual, most of the time. Still, it's nice to get out the pretty clothes." She lets her gaze follows his towards the piano and then nods. "Do you play?"
Makio Ryu 2017-09-27 17:47:13 83672
Makio Ryu stands by for now, waiting up on the order to be brought up, or more customers, whichever. He's people watching for the moment, trying not to let his usual slacker like instincts show up. Stand up tall. Be friendly but not as friendly as usual. ...and try not to fall asleep if it gets too stuffy in here.
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-09-27 17:57:23 83673
Daisuke purses his lips. "Used to. Dad said a doctor should have skillful hands." he asides. "So that was part of that. Playing intricate piano growing up." he says. He shakes his hand and slides two fingers against the bridge of the sunglasses to adjust them a moment. Because of course.

"Probably should not go over there and start playing it." he tsks.

"Besides, may not even be in tune and then it'd sound awful no matter what I played." he says.

He looks up. He's still thinking about cake right now.

"Dressing up is nice." he says. "Different from a school dance." he asides. "At least."
Naru Osaka 2017-09-27 18:04:25 83674
"You should TOTALLY go over and play!" Naru retorts with a delighted look. "Seriously, I'd love to hear something, and you'll know soon enough if its out of tune." She gestures towards the piano and smiles brightly. "Although if I was opening this sort of place, I'd ensure that the piano was in tune. I mean.. this environment fairly well begs for live music." She takes a couple steps and twirls, making her skirt flare slightly, and clearly well familiar with how not to make herself dizzy. "Dancing to live music is entirely different."
Makio Ryu 2017-09-27 18:10:49 83675
Makio Ryu wonders over with the cake and the latte. "I'm sure it'd be in tune if you want to try. Feels wierd that these guys would have a non-functioning piano here." That said he gives each of them thier orders and offers yet another bow. "I am also certain that, this being a rentable space, it is actually meant for playing's sake. They probably just didn't have anyone lined up because the party was honestly on short notice. If someone wants to play I would /think/ it would be ok, as long as they aren't butchering everyone's ears. I can ask if you want?"
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-09-27 18:20:40 83676
Daisuke tsks. "You'd be surprised how many pianos are just decoration." he asides. He does look around as he takes the cake. "Yoink!" he says as he slides over to the piano and slides the cake on top of the piano and has himself a seat at the piano.

He tests a few keys. Seems to be mostly okay.

He then places both hands up at the piano and then begins playing a light, peppy kind of waltz. Not quite super slow. Something fancy- but not so fancy people can't just dance as they want to it.

It's a good attempt. By no means super perfect but Daisuke obviously knows how to play the thing.
Naru Osaka 2017-09-27 18:23:13 83677
"Mine isn't a performance art." Naru points out as she accepts her cake and latte with a smile and a nod to Makio. "Thanks."

Hands now full, she watches Daisuke play and turns her attention to Makio. "This is a rentable space? Hunh." She takes a sip from the latte and gives a pleased little sigh. Coffee is always welcome. "I suppose asking if you've been working here long is rather irrelevant at a grand opening."
Mamoru Chiba 2017-09-27 18:30:40 83678
Literally any excuse for wearing a tuxedo in the afternoon is absolutely fantastic news to one Mamoru Chiba, in his first year of university and definitely not above being a huge nerd and hanging out with high- and middle-schoolers. How can he be? He's either senpai or unofficial big brother to half the mahou kids in the city.

Sometimes he'll go the extra mile, and dress up in his real white tie and tails before henshining into exactly the same outfit, so he can de-henshin and not look different at all except for suddenly being identifiable as Mamoru Chiba... but the same effect can be attained by literally just taking off his mask, so he does that a lot less often these days.

Today? Yeah it's 'formal and casual mix' and everything, but Mamoru's just gone all-out: dark glasses, white gloves, silk top hat, opera cloak, white tie and tails, white gloves, and a black velvet sash worn beneath the jacket, from one shoulder across his chest, below the red-ribboned neck badge. Half the folks at events like this are magical anyway, and the ones who aren't will probably figure he's cosplaying. Maybe.

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Somehow, the young man's entrance is unobtrusive, even in an outfit like that. In fact, he's not there -- but between the moment where Daisuke is playing and Naru is swirling her skirt chatting and Makio is offering to ask if Daisuke can play the piano he's already playing, and the very next moment where everyone is looking somewhere else, there's abruptly this ludicrously tall guy dressed like he's royalty incognito, leaning against the piano.

"Doesn't sound like it needs tuning," he says in a voice as velvet as the sash he's wearing. "And I'm very happy to hear this is a rentable space. House parties are something I can't actually go home from."
Makio Ryu 2017-09-27 18:42:27 83680
Makio Ryu grins and nods in reply to Naru. "It's been less than a week," he replies, "First job too, so..." He gives a slight shrug. "And yeah, first floor is where we normaly serve the guests, of course, but for the grand opening the owners wanted to use the ballroom." He widens his near perpetual grin as he notes Mamoru's having appeared from...where DID he come from?

"Well, there sure are a lot of people more suited to this formal get up stuff than I am," Makio states before excusing himself long enough to do his job, "So, sir, is there anything you'd like to order? We're offering a free sweet or drink to everyone."
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-09-27 18:51:26 83681
Daisuke Hansuke looks up and blinks and he almost scares himself because suddenly, Tuxedo Mamoru. "Don't touch that cake. It's mine. Go pick your free treat yourself." he asides coyly as he plays before Mamoru gets any ideas about his cake. He's still playing the waltz as he purses his lips a moment.

"I'm fine." he says as he slides his hands across the piano through all keys until he starts segueing into...

Yes that is 'Great Balls of Fire' which isn't even a little classy except that's being played on a grand piano. He smirks smugly for no particular reason. Maybe it'll get the ballroom hopping suddenly at the change of pace.

"Thinking of renting for a party soon?" he asks Mamoru idly as he plays.
Naru Osaka 2017-09-27 18:53:30 83682
That velvet voice that is oh so familiar, draws Naru's attention to where Mamoru is suddenly standing and the smile directed at him is a brief, warm thing. "Some of the house parties are outgrowing the apartment too." She points out and drops him a curtsey, mostly as an excuse to swish her skirt and manage it without killing herself in heels, dropping her cake or spilling her coffee.

"Someday, I will host my own show." Naru glances around. "Although this is probably too big a space, but still. It's good to know it's a potential."
Naru nods to Makio. "I don't have a real job, beyond commissions and working for my mother now and then. You're ahead of me." She had started to move in pace with the waltz, she knows how to waltz certainly, but coffee and cake ensure that she's not going too far.

Alas, then the waltz changes, which is good for Naru getting to drink her coffee.
Mamoru Chiba 2017-09-27 18:58:29 83683
The gentleman-- whose sunglasses are apparently prescription glasses that darken in the sunlight, and are fading to reveal Mamoru damn Chiba behind the outfit-- smiles cheerfully at Makio. "Sure! A regular coffee, black, as the free drink, and something ridiculously sugary and chocolatey and expensive as the not-free confection to go with it." He dips his fingers into his jacket and takes out a very slim wallet, then removes a platinum Visa from it and hands it over between two gloved fingers. "And I will totally start a tab. These two are on it. So are you if you don't get free cakes for working here."

His hands lift in protest at Dai. "I would never dream of stealing your cake! Unless it was the last piece and the only chocolate anywhere and Usa would be about to grab it instead. And yeah, definitely, on the rental side." He nods to Naru, then grins at her curtsey and flourishes a courtly bow, finally taking his hat off and vanishing it somewhere in the depths of his cloak. "You should host your own show soon. Mark me down as an investor," he says as he straightens up.
Kazuo Takeba 2017-09-27 19:05:58 83684
It is a surprise to absolutely no-one that Mamoru might have a shadow. It is also very little surprise that the shadow might have white hair. Kazuo has not, however, spooked right over to the piano to grab attention. He's also missing things like the top hat and opera cloak, in favor of the standard by which men's usual job in ballroom dance is to be an anonymous backdrop for their partners. His nod to Naru is grave but silent, not pulling attention away from her coffee. His regard of the cluster around the piano ... maybe a trifle less grave around the eyes; eyebrows twitch upward at Mamoru's flourish. Not that most people are likely to be looking far enough up to notice.
Makio Ryu 2017-09-27 19:12:23 83685
Makio Ryu's brows raise somewhat at the gentleman's rather generous offer. As much as his sweet tooth would like to take him up on such an offer, every other part of him has to decline. He probably does get free food here anyway. "Thank you, I'll make sure to make note of all this for the night's tab!" He scribbles away at his note book somewhat before taking the card and desending down the stairs himself this time, rather than handing the orders off to someone else.
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-09-27 19:22:01 83687
Daisuke scoffs. "I bet you're just thinking of that delicious cake right now. My cake. Eating it. Every single bite." he says in mock disappointment. It's clear he's just throwing on a show. He's kidding and joking. "What kind of man. Would even think of stealing a man's cake. Right out from under him. At a dance no less." he says, as if he's equating the cake to his date for the evening.

He's in high spirits as eyes trace to Naru, then back to Kazuo with a nod, as he continues playing that old classic rock and roll hit. He has to look back at his hands occasionally to make sure he didn't suddenly shift to the right.

"Tsk. I'm messing with you." he says. "I'm sure there's an abundance of cake about here."
Naru Osaka 2017-09-27 19:28:07 83688
Naru moves just a few paces away to a tall table where her coffee can wait while she enjoys her cake. "Thank you, Endy." She calls over at the mention of him picking up the tab for her. She lifts her fork in salute to the tall shadow that is following the elaborate Prince around.

"I'm not sure I need an investor, per se." Naru muses as she holds a forkful of chocolate cake. "I'm not setting up a business, just an art show. It's odd to consider selling pieces, and besides, you already have your walls literally covered in my art."

Old Time Rock and Roll is appreciated for the ambiance, but Naru clearly isn't about to dance with her cake to it. There's cake to be eaten!
Mamoru Chiba 2017-09-27 19:39:46 83689
Tuxedo Mamoru flashes Makio a cheerful thumbs-up, going back to leaning on the piano; he grins at Daisuke again. "That's me, always plotting and planning. Someday I may even steal forty cakes."

He's aware, of course, of the tall and white-haired man watching him, somewhere in his periphery, but he's not attempting to be social yet so Mamoru figures he can wait a liiiittle bit longer. "Well, yeah, but an investor is what lays out the immediate cash for the art show, then gets paid back at leisure. Well, when I'm an investor, anyway," he tells Naru.

Now. He does not have cake...yet. So he leans in to Dai and asks, sotto voce, for another waltz. A fast one, this time. Possibly a fast modern rock'n'roll one. And then he finally wanders (not THAT far) over to where his shadow is. "Too ostentatious? Is there such a thing?" he asks Kazuo cheerily. "I hope your dad's not misbehaving while we're not watching."
Makio Ryu 2017-09-27 19:43:55 83690
Makio Ryu returns back up into the ballroom to give the card back to Mamoru. "Tab's set up now d--er sir. They'll be bringing me your order as soon as possible." He then peers over the room curiously again. "Hm? Art gallery," he wonders curiously. That's probably a touch too nosey for what he's doing, but...he did say he's new at all this, right?
Kazuo Takeba 2017-09-27 19:53:45 83691
"If you think there is no such thing as 'not too ostentatious,'" Kazuo says gravely to Tuxedo Mamoru, "I'll gladly assist you with this condition via your girlfriend's holiday presents. I'm certain she could think of some fascinating ways to combine ostrich plumes and glitter." He shifts weight slightly, the better to absorb the impact of any punch his arm or shoulder might get for that, and adds, "It's entirely possible my father's misbehaving. He's probably encouraging Neil's tastes in television. I can't think he has much else to do."

He glances back to eye Daisuke's cake for a moment. Just to make certain it is actually still there, and no further sleight of hand has been committed.
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-09-27 19:54:30 83692
Daisuke tsks, he wants to eat his cake too. BUT. He can do this one last piece for Mamoru, he figures. He goes back to the same somewhat upbeat waltz he was playing before as he segues out of his classic rock anthem as skillfully as he he can manage as he nods with a tsk.

He eyes Naru as he smirks just a little. "You should sell your art and become a super famous snobby artist. People love that stuff. Oh god that artist hates me so much, SHE MUST BE SO CREATIVE!" he asides while playing the piano.
Naru Osaka 2017-09-27 19:56:50 83693
"I can pay for a show, even at a rented location, you know." Naru points out to Mamoru, "Although if it makes you happy, we can discuss terms of your investing." She takes another forkful of cake and then gestures it to Makio. "Yes. Well, art show, rather than a full time gallery. Just one night, or perhaps a weekend, depending on how ambitious I'm feeling. This cake is, by the by, delicious."

Naru quirks a smile at Daisuke. "I do sell my art, although so far it's been only on commission, rather than selling pieces I've already done. That always feels odd. I suppose one gets used to it, if it becomes an ongoing thing." She shakes her head a little. "I somehow doubt it on the super famous part. Few artists are."
Makio Ryu 2017-09-27 20:09:01 83694
Makio Ryu nods in reply toward Naru. "Thank you, I'll give the cook your respects...I was just thinking I've never been to an art showing before. I mean, I'm sure I would have if I went out with my parents more, but-..." He trails off there and seems to dismiss that path of speech. "What kind of art do you make?" He then finally notices there's been a white haired man unwaited on all this time. "Oh, and is there anything I can get for you, sir? One treat or drink free to every person for the day today!"
Mamoru Chiba 2017-09-27 20:16:56 83695
Note: Definitely tip the piano player. The prince takes his card back from Makio and sleight-of-hands it back away, then offers the guy a quick sketch of a bow. "Thank you very much! This guy's on my tab too. But you'll have to wait for his answer, I'm afraid." Naru gets a quick salute, but song's a-wasting.

Instead of punching Kazuo in the arm, Mamoru gets his revenge by grabbing his hand and pulling him into this fast waltz Dai's playing for him. "You," he says affectionately, "are a huge jerk. I'm not wearing anything with ostrich plumes. I already handled the glitter with that outfit I wore for Usako's birthday last year. Not to mention the ostentatiousness of last year's halloween costume."
Naru Osaka 2017-09-27 20:31:26 83696
Naru watches Mamoru drag Kunzite out onto the dance floor and eats her cake watching the pair of them dancing to the music that Daisuke is providing. It is, for the moment, a rather delightful moment. A rarity at the moment and she pauses to just enjoy.

Only a moment of pause before she glances to Makio. "Tokyo has a quieter art scene than many other cities of its size, but there are a fair number of galleries that do shows. It's something that doesn't really hit the mainstream overly much, it's a bit of a niche sort of interest, but I have an interest, so I try and attend shows when I can to see what other artists in Tokyo are up to." She reaches for her coffee, taking a sip from the frothy bit of caffeine before continuing her answer. "I paint and draw mostly. A little bit of sculpting, but it's not my strong suit, although that comes with practice, I suppose." She glances to him. "What do you do for a hobby?"
Kazuo Takeba 2017-09-27 20:34:07 83697
"Make it a weekend," Kazuo says to Naru, straightfaced. "It'll look better to universities when the time comes." Maybe this much exposure to his dad is affecting his mind. He diverts his attention to Makio, more at the question to Naru than at the one to him; he might be starting to reply --

-- and then Mamoru has his hands, and somehow he just barely manages a shrug in Makio's direction before he's snatched away. At least the delay in cake-getting on Daisuke's part is not being wasted. He adjusts, and tries to remember the steps; fortunately the classes that Naru dragged him to were well aware that they needed to hammer down a waltz to where students could remember it when, well, hammered. Probably ten years later.

Granted, given that those classes spun wild romance-novel plots about his being engaged to Naru against her will, he's just a tad bit concerned about this dance, but ...

"True. You're going to need a new costume this year. That's not the sort of thing you can use two years running." He considers this for a moment. "No ostrich plumes. We could dress you as a peacock instead, but who would notice?"
Mamoru Chiba 2017-09-27 20:45:13 83698
"...ohmygod," Mamoru says to Kunzite as they dance what's essentially a battlewaltz, and his eyes are wide. "You're cruising for a bruising, good sir." But then he's thinking, clearly wracking his brains for something, anything, and the idea of Hiroshi and Neil watching television together keeps distracting him.

Finally, "Hell, I've got this Captain Harlock cosplay I did for a charity event a year before everything started. I mean with a helmet so no one would know it was me. But it might not fit anymore, I am taller."

There's a strangely breathless quality to his voice, because he's Getting Away With Something and Kazuo's not being stiff about it, and that's exciting even if it's probably at least somewhat prompted by Kazuo's dad being Kazuo's dad in residence with them for the moment. One gloved hand tightens further on Kunzite's, and the other's decidedly on the taller man's shoulder.

Daisuke's song is near its end, so he lets himself get lost in the last of it, just looking up at cloud-grey eyes through his glasses.
Makio Ryu 2017-09-27 20:49:27 83700
Makio Ryu gives a slight shrug in reply to Naru's question about his hobbies. "I just swim and play video games," he replies, "I'm sure the art's great though. This guy seems pretty serious about it." He watches as Mamoru takes away the white haired guy, and just offers him a little wave. It's around this time that he notices someone coming up with an order and hurries off to get it. It looks like some form of cream cheese like confectionary on the outisde, but the top is covered in rather realistic looking confectionary roses. He stands by with this, holding his usual grin as he watches the dance continue.
Naru Osaka 2017-09-27 21:06:12 83701
"He's a good friend." Naru points out to Makio with a wry note to her tone. "I believe he is contractually obligated to be supportive of my art, even if I'm a hack." By the way she says it, it doesnt' seem all that likely that even Naru at her most depressive could honestly think of herself as a hack. Not /that/ much at least.

"Competative swimming?" Naru hones in upon that bit of Makio's hobbies as distinctly of interest to her. "What school do you go to?"

Naru haumphs softly at Kunzite's asseration about both weekend exhibits and universities, but as he's busy being adorable with Mamoru, doesn't comment currently.
Kazuo Takeba 2017-09-27 21:10:18 83702
"If it doesn't fit," Kazuo answers, "now's the time to rework it. Though how you managed the eyepatch and scar in a helmet is beyond me." Possibly he figures that if he keeps making jokes, the entire dance may also be taken as one by the gossips. Possbly he gave up worrying about it so much when a couple of people put on a certain display in the spring. Possibly he finally hit his breaking point on chaos and is merely relieved that they haven't secretly been possessed by a ballroom dance youma.

At least, he hopes they haven't, and if they have it's being amazingly subtle.

When Mamoru falls quiet, though, so does he; there's no attempt to pull Mamoru's attention back to the practical. Now now.

Not when he's being given such a good excuse to gauge when the waltz will draw to a close, and return them to the vicinity of Naru and Makio -- presenting Mamoru solemnly, not to himself, not to the pair of them, but very specifically to the amazing-lookng dessert that Makio is holding.
Mamoru Chiba 2017-09-27 21:18:50 83703
Too distracted to deal with explaining the eyepatch and scar being under the helmet, Mamoru just-- yeah. When Kazuo presents him, in front of the others, to the cake that Makio's holding? Perhaps the faint flush to his face can be explained by the fact that that was a fast waltz, and guys who dress like this for fun maybe aren't that in shape for strenuous activity, especially if Naru doesn't tell.

His eyes widen again at the plate, and he looks absolutely delighted. "That's incredible!" he tells Makio, grinning wide, and shows it off to the others as he takes it (and the black coffee) from the guy who keeps almost saying 'dude', then sets them on top of the piano next to Dai's cake and sets to. Well-- before he sets to, he gives Dai a very appreciative smile. "And seriously, thank you for putting off your cake for that. I owe you one, bro."

THEN there is nomf.
Makio Ryu 2017-09-27 21:30:51 83705
Makio Ryu nods at Naru's question. "I'm on the swim team at Infinity's highschool. That's usually what I'm up to when I'm not at Crown or the Uminari Sea Park...or here now." "Mostly I'm at the Uminari Sea Park though...practically /live/ there," he adds toward Naru before offering yet another bow toward Mamoru.

This guy seems like he's going to be a familiar face if things go well with his bosses. Which is nice, cause so far the guy seems like the kind of fellow rich he can respect. "I'll deffinetly get with the big guys once they're available," he notes toward Mamoru before looking back toward Naru.

"Really though," he continues, "Friend or not, I think it says a lot about his confidence in your art...I'm probably talking out of my own rear end though, I know amazingly little about stuff like that."
Naru Osaka 2017-09-27 21:37:53 83706
"There are no requirements for art appreciation beyond looking at art and deciding if you like it or not. Anything more is gravy." Naru comments with a little shrug as she nudges her now empty cake plate aside such that she can focus on the important things, like finishing her coffee.

"Infinity, mmm." Naru pauses to run through her list of who goes to Infinity and then nods slowly, thoughtfully. "If you'd be willing, I'd love to ask you about swim training for longer swims, but that /is/ fairly presumptuous to just up and ask someone you.. don't actually knwo the name of." She pauses a moment and then smiles. "Hi, I'm Naru."

There's a glance over to Mamoru and Kazuo as they come closer, joining the conversation going near the piano.
Mamoru Chiba 2017-09-27 21:40:48 83707
Mamoru waves his fork around, then says, holding a gloved hand up in front of his mouth so there's no see-food, "And I'm Mamoru Chiba, hi, sorry I need to devour this like now."
Kazuo Takeba 2017-09-27 21:42:43 83708
Naru started introductions. Kazuo echoes her, with a nod toward Makio. "Kazuo Takeba," he says. "And Mamoru's confidence in the young lady's art can be summed up as 'he commissioned her to cover his living room in it.'" He eyes the young lady in question for a moment. "Planning to thrash me in another triathlon?"
Makio Ryu 2017-09-27 21:46:05 83709
Makio Ryu's grin widens yet again, seeming to even reach his single, visable eye this time. "I'm Makio Ryu," he states, "And I've got no problem with that...aside from work, swim team stuff, and school, everything I've just got my own stuff I do." And magical boying, but he's not anywhere near settled into all that mess as to think it's ok to just talk about it to random people. "Good to meet all of you!"
Naru Osaka 2017-09-27 21:53:31 83710
"Pleasure to meet you, Makio." Naru smiles and it's an utterly innocent look that the turns towards Kazuo. "I have under a year and a half until I turn eighteen and all the /interesting/ races open up. Some of those are going to take that sort of training. You are /welcome/ to join me."

Because utterly stupid endurance races are so much more fun when one shares the misery.

Naru finishes her latte, setting the cup on top of her empty plate and then explains for Makio's sake. "Kazuo and I did a triathlon earlier this year. He was less than fond of the swimming portion, but that was a short race because race regulations in Japan are silly when you're under eighteen."
Kazuo Takeba 2017-09-27 21:56:52 83711
"I didn't drown," Kazuo supplies, his expression utterly neutral. "Everything beyond that can, if necessary, be borne."
Makio Ryu 2017-09-27 22:05:54 83713
Makio Ryu nods in reply. "I can understand that," he replies, "I'm still the better part of two years out from 18 myself." "Just let me know if you guys have anything else you want," he adds. Don't wanna look too much like he's just chit chatting on the job, even if it's a job more for reliability of having him around when a problem ocurrs than an actual, normal job. He's just trying that hard to not be a spoilt rich kid sort. "Seriously though. It's not like much of anything bad could come of it, so, if you really want some help with swimming, just give me some times..."

As for Mamoru's desert, it's an apple tart of sorts with a maple cream filling and a rather sugary coating on the roses decorating it's top, the crust that looked like gramcracker from a distance, is actually ground, sugared almonds.
Naru Osaka 2017-09-27 22:12:38 83714
"I prefer endurance races over speed races, and apparently that's just not a /thing/ when you're under eighteen." Naru rolls her eyes in a matter that makes it exceptionally clear that no matter how much she doesn't look her sixteen and a half in that outfit and those heels, she is still a teen.

"I'm pretty confident on my form, but that's never perfect and another perspective is welcome, but I dont know what reasonable long distance training looks like." Naru gives a little shrug to Makio and gestures. "Perhaps we can chat when you're not working, or I can come to the pool whenever you're not training. I.. can be fairly flexible, around school, generally."

"Kazuo didn't drown." Naru agrees and by her tone, it wasn't much better than that. "He still can kick my arse running though, he made up serious time there."

There's a glance to her now empty coffee cup and she looks to Makio. "I wouldnt mind another coffee, just normal coffee this time, the next time you're going past the kitchen. I'm not in a rush." She smiles easily. "Then you can pause and chat more, guilt free."
Makio Ryu 2017-09-27 22:25:08 83715
Makio Ryu gives another nod. "Either type is good in my book," he replies with a slight snerk, "Not drownding is better than drownding though." With Naru's offer of being able to use some coffee, Makio gives another nod. "No point in waiting either, one moment..." He goes off t put in the order for the coffe for a short moment.
Mamoru Chiba 2017-09-27 22:31:53 83716
Finally finished with his amazing cake-- and yes, he did legitimately eat every last crumb, and finished the coffee too, Mamoru shrugs out of his opera cloak and ... somehow ... sleight-of-hands that away as neatly as he did the top hat, and his credit card, and hopefully he's not a kleptomaniac because god knows what else he could have vanished. Oddly enough, he leaves the gloves on-- but perhaps it's not so odd, as they are a standard part of 'white tie and tails', even in the afternoon.

"Sorry about him not being faster in the water," the older boy says good-naturedly, "I tried training him but I was in track in high school, not swim team. I just do it for fun."

He waits to keep talking about stuff more until Makio's back after ordering more coffee, and sort of continues to lean on the piano because honestly, it's there. Once the blue-haired boy's returned, he asks amiably, "When are you off shift? You should be able to enjoy the party part without having to run orders, man. But you said you go to Infinity? Isn't the pool there amazing? Nevermind the fact it's not in the basement and it doesn't even leak on the classrooms under it. If you run into any trouble there, let me know, though, I just graduated this past spring so I still know most of the high school teachers and a bunch of the kids still there."
Kazuo Takeba 2017-09-27 22:35:24 83717
Kazuo looked for a moment like he might have been about to say something about that faster-in-the-water business, possibly something mildly snarky, but Mamoru goes on to talk about Infinity, and Kazuo sliiiides right back into not. saying. a word.

(Possibly Mamoru just scored a point off him, but it's nearly impossible to tell how.)
Naru Osaka 2017-09-27 22:39:44 83718
"Not drowning /is/ a feature." Naru agrees as she watches him vanish off to get her more coffee, because /clearly/ what she needs is more coffee.

As the conversation moves to a school she doesn't go to, and a pool she's not familiar with, Naru takes the moment to take one of those slow breaths, closing her eyes a moment to recentre herself and her thoughts and letting that briefly held breath out carefully. A blink or two as she opens her eyes again, and the sociable smile returns while she listens.
Makio Ryu 2017-09-27 22:49:38 83719
Makio Ryu returns with a /round/ of coffee just in case anyone else in the group wanted some. "I can probably ask for some time to enjoy the party," he replies to Mamoru, "As it is, I'm probably taking the job more seriously than I need to..." Though he's not planning to explain why he'd not have to treat the job seriously. "And yeah, I'm not the best student, but I've already got a bit of help..."
Lacrima 2017-09-27 22:52:10 83720
Lacrima has heard there is a dance affair going on. Some sort of grand opening. or something like that as she pushes through the door. She is dressed in the most fanciest dress she has- that is- the dress she sometimes just wears around town when she's feeling depressed in an attempt to make herself feel better.

Her eyes trace the ballroom floor. Oh. Naru-chan. ... is that. Mamoru? In.. some sort of... ridiculous ostentatiousness? She did even somehow managed to under-dress? And Kunzite.

They appear to be talking to a worker here. She begins to walk over there.

"Hello." she says to the group at large. Her eyes switch over to Makio. Familiar. Vaugely. In the 'in passing' way. Probably from the Equinox Festival the other week.
Naru Osaka 2017-09-27 23:26:33 83721
"Thank you." Naru appreciates the coffee refill, especially when the pot comes with it, which makes for LOTS of potential coffee refills.

As Lacrima joins them, Naru turns her social smile over in that direction. "Good afternoon, Lacrima. How are you? I can recommend the chocolate cake, if you're considering a snack. Or whatever cocoction Mamoru just got, which looked like a delicious sugarbomb."
Kazuo Takeba 2017-09-27 23:28:39 83722
... problem. Naru and Mamoru are the social ones Kazuo can lean on. Naru is taking a moment, and Mamoru is pausing just long enough to make Kazuo have to cope. And -- wait, Naru is glancing toward -- Kazuo turns and bows toward Lacrima, solemn. And significantly less overdressed than Mamoru, but that's never a surprise. "Good afternoon," he echoes. "It's a pleasure to see you; I'd hoped you might be drawn out by the occasion." Ritual phrases. Ritual phrases are a safe haven.
Makio Ryu 2017-09-27 23:32:54 83723
Makio Ryu smiles toward Lacrima as she approcahes. "Hello lady," he greets with another small bow, "Anything I can get for you? We're offering a free drink or sweet to each customer today." "And did you want to order anything yet, sir," is offered to Kazuo as he speaks again. Granted, it's with a friendly grin that seems less like an impacient waiter, as one could have taken it, and more like he's really just wanting to make sure the guy doesn't get left out.
Mamoru Chiba 2017-09-27 23:33:30 83724
Mamoru just smiiiiiles at Kazuo, and realizes that there is in fact seating available. He'll avail himself of that in a moment, surely. For now, he grabs one of those coffees from Makio, and his gaze slides over Naru for a second. There's a brief blank look which might have been a frown in another context, and it's just long enough to cause an actual pause in the conversation and make poor Kazuo use his words. His attention goes back to Makio almost immediately and he gives the guy a thumbs-up. "Excellent. And hey, sometimes it's fun to treat things seriously when you don't have to."

But hey! There's a vampire coming in! A vampire that the prince outright grins when he spots, and when Kazuo and Naru greet her, his grin only grows wider. "No ham sandwiches in residence, though. But hey, they're a cafe, maybe they do have them." What a jerk.

Finally he drops himself, white tie, tailcoat, black sash and all, into a chair next to Kazuo but not quite up in his personal space. He calls over to Makio, "She's on my tab too!"
Lacrima 2017-09-27 23:39:15 83726
Lacrima purses her lips and nods to Kazuo. "Hello Kazuo-kun. I heard there might be dancing. and I heard there may be free treats." she says. She nods to Naru. "Hello Naru-chan. How have you been doing? I have not seen you much recently. I apologize." she says. The Mamoru. Who says things about ham sandwiches. She manages to keep a grim straight face- being the only other expression she has is 'frown'. and 'slightly intrested raised eyebrows straight face' is probably for the best. "Did you know I still smelled of mustard yesterday? It finally went away." she asides in a vauge manner of not bringing up a big ham sandwich.

She looks to Makio and purses her lips as she eyes Mamoru's dessert. "That. I want that." she says quietly. "And a glass of milk." she asides. A pause. "Please." more like a formal pause than a reminder to be polite.

Her eyes look back to the dance floor thoughtfully a moment.
Nagihiko Fujisaki 2017-09-27 23:41:38 83727
Nadeshiko steps in the ballroom, stifling a yawn behind her hand. (How rude! How untoward! How unladylike!)

Her parents were supposed to come instead, socialites that they are, but last minute plans meant a last minute scramble for an appropriate dress and shaking off the last dreggs of a lazy, afternoon nap.

Fortunately, being a dancer means one can get ready for anything in under half an hour. Still, she's a little late and her hair is down.

Maybe she's a bit Nagihiko, too, it's still nice to be both again.

At least there are familiar faces.

First, though, a stop near Makio.

She places a hand on Makio's elbow and leans in a bit. "I'm sorry about the table the other day. And the...flirting. Is there a bill I might take care of?"
Naru Osaka 2017-09-27 23:46:18 83728
"There was some dancing." Naru confirms with a nod to Lacrima. "Mamoru and Kazuo were dancing earlier, while Daisuke was playing piano." She gestures with the hand not holding her coffee towards the piano in question. "I don't play though. I shoudl expect there's a stereo somewhere, if we wanted more music. At the very least, I can pull something up on my phone." There's a moment of pause and then a little shake of Naru's head at Lacrima's apology. "It isn't you, I haven't been out and about much. Too much time doing school and painting, I suppose. And then vacation, but I really do need to get out more." She gestures vaguely. See? Getting out more.

The smile that Naru offers to Mamoru at his pause is entirely an 'I'm Fine.' sort of smile. Fine. Absolutely fine.

"Afternoon, Nadeshiko." Naru greets the newest arrival and then quirks her head curiously at overhearing /that/ chunk of conversation. Not that she's one to talk about collateral damage.
Makio Ryu 2017-09-27 23:49:48 83729
Makio Ryu scribles on his pad again before peering toward Nadeshiko. "Oh, nah, I think they'll let you off with a warning for now. Long as you don't make a habit of it, we're good to fix it. On the other hand though, do you want to add to my orders before I send them off? Free drink or treat today..."
Mamoru Chiba 2017-09-28 00:01:23 83732
Tuxedo Mamoru gets up, then, and eyes Lacrima speculatively, and then Nadeshiko is here! He finishes off his new coffee quick and grins lopsidedly. "Hey, long time no see. I gotta catch up with you later, right now I'm on a mission. A mission to DJ." As he passes Lacrima, he leans in and whispers something to her; as he passes Naru, he briefly clamps a hand on her shoulder like 'oh REALLY maybe we need to TALK later'.

He vanishes into the crowd somewhere, and after a few minutes, some music starts up. It's danceable and otherwise not particularly stand-out, except for the fact that it's got a really interesting time signature.
Nagihiko Fujisaki 2017-09-28 00:06:28 83734
Hearing her name, she turns and offers Naru a brilliant smile and a short bow. "Hello, I hope you're doing well." At the head quirk, she is only able to offer a mildly sheepish raise of the shoulders as she turns back to Makio.

"Well, if it comes up, do let me know." Oh! Food choices. "Whatever is easiest, if it isn't too much trouble."

Don't refuse hospitality, don't take too much time, it's the best answer!

A wild Mamoru appears! Her cheeks turn pink and her eyes widen slightly, the closest she's getting to an outward flail, because suddenly all she can remember is how Nadeshiko kept insisting on flirting with Kunzite while Nagihiko cowered in abject mortification whenever they were in the same room!

She recovers nicely, though!

"Ah, yes! When you have a moment."

Oh my.
Mew Strawberry 2017-09-28 00:07:14 83735
Ichigo Momomiya rushes in through the front door of the cafe and darts back into the kitchen. A few moments later, she reemerges from the kitchen dressed in a rather lovely red evening gown designed with her in mind. Immediately she moves to join the party in the ball room. Instantly, she becomes a wallflower not daring to go out and dance. She begins mingling with those present, helping out where she can. She does, afterall, work here.
Makio Ryu 2017-09-28 00:12:24 83738
Makio Ryu raises a brow and smirks a little as he sees the new 'design' on the wall. "Nyan-tan, you don't have to play decorations duty," he insists, completely failing his attempts thus far to talk politely, "We've got some cool people here. Mamoru-san sounds like he's going to rent the ball room from us later, and Nadeshiko-san came to see us." He then scribbles some more on his little note book. "I'll be right back though." He'd then scamper off to place the collected orders in.
Lacrima 2017-09-28 00:14:28 83739
Lacrima mmmmms and Naru. "I'll will have to visit soon." she says. Her eyes trace over to Nadeshiko and blinks rapidly. Oh deeeeaaarrr. That whole body swap mess is coming back to her before Mamoru whispers into her ear and she raises her brow as she watches Mamoru slide off to 'DJ' as her eyes move towards Kunzite's position until she turns her head towards him.

She hears that time signature and she gets the general idea from both the whisper and well. That.

She extends a hand towards Kazuo. "Come. We should dance." she asks. "It will be fun." she says.

She can still feel 'fun' at least. Just neutral enough maybe.
Naru Osaka 2017-09-28 00:15:06 83740
The sheepish gesture from Nades makes Naru chuckle softly and shake her head. Ignorance is bliss, and she is going to cling to that. Mamoru gains a glance, watching him a few long moments as he heads off to find the stereo and put on .. something interesting at least.

There's a dart through of an unfamiliar redhead who is .. ahh.. recognized by Makio. Naru lets her attention settle upon Ichigo a moment or two, considering her. "Good evening." She offers, quietly.
Mew Strawberry 2017-09-28 00:23:45 83743
Ichigo Momomiya waves to Naru and looks over at Makio with a worried look, 'Err umm, Aren't we supposed to keep that stuff a secret? I mean I don't wanna be a freak... " She blushes a little and sighs. Quietly she moves over to Naru. "Hello. Can I get you anything. Also, nice to meet you. I go to your school." She smiles a little and begins looking around to help others out as she can.
Kazuo Takeba 2017-09-28 00:24:06 83744
That's... that's Nadeshio. Kazuo bows toward her approach gravely, as she stops near Makio. But Mamoru is on a mission. Kazuo eyes Mamoru's retreating back warily; this bodes not well. In ways that the time signature somewhat explains.

(Of course Lacrima can feel fun. Evil things would evil so much less if they couldn't laugh with maniacal delight while doing it.)

All of which means that Kazuo turns to Lacrima and takes the hand she's held out toward him, bowing over it gravely. Not a spontaneous grace, like Mamoru's, but a meticulously learned one, concentrated upon and fostered and timed, and just a little out of fashion. That might suit Lacrima better than the other, all in all. "I'd ask if you know this one," he says to her, "but that you're interested suggests the answer."
Yuzuki Amemori 2017-09-28 00:26:30 83746
Yuzuki Amemori is on her way home from class, it's been a long day, she's running on fumes. Food sounds like a plan. And there's a place she's pretty sure she's never seen before. Which means it's an easy decision to follow that hollow feeling of wanting food in. When she makes it through the door, she's more surprised that it seems to be a party going on and with familiar faces to boot.

It takes a few moments to process with her standing at the door, loud music blaring from her headphones, hoodie pulled up. A hand slowly goes up and she waves it back and forth a few times to all of the familiar sorts. Or just in general being that it's a crowd and all. It then drops and she steps forward a few times. Then looks around for a menu, some tea, the source of the music and a chance to go say hi to people she hasn't seen in a few months.
Mamoru Chiba 2017-09-28 00:29:39 83748
For Yuzuki: The source of the music seems to be a familiar guy in a white tie and tails, inexpertly working the sound system and clicking through stuff on the computer screen-- he's playing something somewhat obscure, but there are are least two people taking to the dance floor under the questionable musical guidance of Tuxedo Glasses. He looks like he could use a rescue. And that guy (Makio) looks like a waiter, and that girl (Ichigo) looks like a waitress.
Naru Osaka 2017-09-28 00:30:31 83749
"Makio has been keeping up well, but thank you." Naru replies to Ichigo and then adds, a touch quieter. "I promise you, you're not a freak. We are cool, by and large, some more naturally than others. I am only cool by association, but spending time with Mamoru and Kazuo and the rest of them, there does seem to be some degree of aura of cool that I get to hide in." Her tone is light, clearly she's just teasing, right? Of course. Mostly. She considers Ichigo more closely at the mention of going to her school. "A couple grades behind me, yes?"
Lacrima 2017-09-28 00:37:23 83750
Lacrima doesn't smile. She never smiles. She can't force herself to smile. She's tried. She has to physically lift her lips with two fingers and that is just weird and unhygenic and all sorts of things. She does however, take to the dance floor with Kazuo.

She leans in and whispers. 'Don't worry. You can get back at the nerd later. Just mention Themyscira. Then shove him over onto the couch or something.' she says as she leans back and--- yes. She does in fact. Know this one.

She shouldn't. She has no business knowing this dance through usual channels. It's the kind of dance that Kunzite is actually familiar with through memories. She's also good at it, as she lets Kunzite lead. Because that's traditional, though she does start it.

She is enjoying this. Not that it'd show on her face. But her demeanor, and whispered kid at 'getting back at Mamoru' suggest at least a general 'good mood' to her right now.

Then another whisper. 'You might be visited by Seth soon. If you need help. You have my number.' she says, as she twirls across the dance floor. Eyes look to Mamoru. Just a little grateful nod. Because. Well enjoyment doesn't come easy.
Nagihiko Fujisaki 2017-09-28 00:38:59 83751
And there's...a Kunzite. Inclining his head. She returns the short bow, cheeks now at a dull roar.

Lacrima nearly gets a shouted 'ALL WE DID WAS CUDDLE!' but thankfully for decorum's sake, the vampire is swept away before anything could be said.

She offers a wave to Ichigo, still in recovery mode.

It's easier to be normal when one isn't suddenly hit on all sides with 'oh hey, remember that really embarassing thing you did?'

She stares at the dance floor for a long moment. Ah, simple times...

"Don't pay attention to Naru. Her coolness is the quiet sort that leaves little room for denial." It's more observation, really. They hadn't really ever hung out one on one before, but Nadeshiko prides herself in being able to...usually read people.

When she isn't a confused mess of teenager anxiety of 'why did I leave my warm bed for this?'
Makio Ryu 2017-09-28 00:40:23 83752
Makio Ryu raises a brow as he returns to Ichigo's question. "Keep what secret, Nyan-tan? You were saying Nyan all over the place, so it seemed like as good a nickname as any. Saying Nyan HARDLY makes you a freak. ...it's not like you were found floating in a blood filled fish tank or anything else that's actually creepy."

He looks toward the stairs, checking to see if the food is prepped, and ah, yes it already is. He quickly hops back to that, bringing Lacrima a nice looking confection that looks almost like a slice of cheese cake, but with candied roses on top, he also hands out some milks and any other orders that he'd just handed in a moment ago.

Annnnnnnd then he's back to taking orders, the crowd seems to be getting bigger.
Mew Strawberry 2017-09-28 00:40:41 83753
Ichigo Momomiya Nods, "Yes, I am a first year in Middle School." She gives a little smile. "As for being a freak, if you only knew." She shutters. Quietly she looks around, making sure to avoid the dance floor.

About that point A blonde haired man looks at Ichigo, "Could you bring out some more tea for our guests?

"OH Umm. Sure." She quickly moves downstairs only to return with the items she was asked to get. She sets them out and then nods to Nadeshiko. "I bet! Good to see you too."
Yuzuki Amemori 2017-09-28 00:43:16 83754
Yuzuki Amemori slowly turns, then lurches towards the music booth. Watching a guy in tuxedo try to run a DJ station is funny enough to make her want to get a better look. It also gives her enough motivation to get her brain firing on more cylinders, which was clearly something she needed. Did she actually hear that about the fish tank? There's a weird look for a moment before she shakes her head quickly.

Then there's Mamoru. She slowly leans forward, looking at the set of songs available. She's reading them upside down and not saying anything. Was she even recognizable after all this time with her hood up? She's being weird and awkward. She'll blame it on a zombie state later. When she slowly rocks back on her heels, she waves to Mamoru and says, "Hi."
Kazuo Takeba 2017-09-28 00:45:51 83756
"What do films have to do with --" No, Kazuo doesn't finish that question; even murmured, it's far less interesting than that Lacrima knows this dance. Which, in turn, he doesn't question. He simply puts attention into trying to remember it. Less contact than ballroom dancing proper. More precision, so that the two of them can part and come together again without collision, without missing a touch, no matter whether or not they can see one another the moment before. Not that they're always separate; coordination is one thing to show off, but conversation is also allowed for.

"I may take you up on that. If he's improving, I doubt one of us alone would be able to help significantly, but the two of us together might have a chance." Kazuo steps aside, bowing a little more fluidly in the patterns of the dance. He keeps his voice very low. "If he's not improving, we may need your expertise in cleaning up after his friends."
Naru Osaka 2017-09-28 00:49:34 83758
Blood filled fish tanks are /oddly/ specific, but Naru just settles at a table tall enough to stand at, somehow not dying while wearing high heels, and drinks her coffee.

She watches Lacrima and Kazuo dance. She watches Nades scan the dancefloor, a brief little smile at the observation provided. She watches Yuzuki go and ambush where Mamoru vanished to, and music emerged from. She watches Makio and Ichigo hurry around, ensuring that food and drinks are brought out to various people.

A quiet introvert moment in the midst of a crowd, and it seems to give Naru a moment to breathe, that easy smile falling from her face for those few moments.
Mamoru Chiba 2017-09-28 00:52:19 83759
The guy at the DJ table looks up, then blinks, and he suddenly has a brilliant smile for Yuzu. "Oh thank god. You know what you're doing. You should tag the pink haired waitress and that blue haired guy and see if they have a job opening for your skills, they just opened up. And they're serving a free drink or treat to everyone tonight. Just -- if you can let this song play out, legit have at. I have to get going anyway. If Unmei shows up tell her I'm sorry I missed her? But I got a call from home, I have to fix an emergency in pretty short order."

Mamoru steps away back from the table, lifting his white-gloved hands, then gestures broadly: it's all yours.

And then he vanishes into the shadows behind the amp stack.
Makio Ryu 2017-09-28 00:53:49 83760
Makio Ryu would totally pat at Ichigo's shoulder and try to encourage her more, but that's for later. He's currently starting to get a bit too overwhelmed in trying to take orders to be his usual, chatty, overly friendly self. Various orders are taken and it is, various times reminded that the first drink /or/ serving of desert are free for the night. He's also still struggling not to talk overly casual now and then, but he's deffinetly making an effort to speak formal. He's unaware that he riled some interest or confusion with the fish tank comment. He honestly expected people would pass that off as a random example. ...not used to keeping secrets this boy is, but trying he is.
Mew Strawberry 2017-09-28 00:55:19 83761
Ichigo Momomiya Looks at Makio in passing, "We are supposed to keep our other selves secret remember? I just... I'm trying to control that ya nya?" She facepalms. "I just did it again didn't I?" She frowns. "How come you can control your animal side and I can't!" SHe states as she quickly walks away, moving over towards Naru's table to fill her cup with tea. "There you go?"
Lacrima 2017-09-28 00:57:05 83763
Lacrima continues the dance. Yes she does know the moves. She sticks to quiet discussion. "When Mamoru last checked my... heartscape?" she'll call it that. "I asked what dances back then must had been like. So he took me to one. I think. Fifteenth. Birthday? And he also 'taught' me the dances. Via touch." she says quietly. "But the highlight of the trip. Was watching you- well. 'dream you'- ditch all these interested women when you weren't interested in them, in that dream. Following Mamoru around. And finding out donuts existed back then. Somehow."
Hersnother twirl. "I'm putting those--these dance steps into a book. So Mamoru can use it to show others. I'm almost done." she says.

"Always feel free to 'bother me' for help like that." she says. She eyes Mamoru.

Who is leaving. She looks back to Kazuo.

"The question is what to do if he won't accept help or be willing to learn. It's a liability." she says.

"This is fun." she asides.

"It has been nice to have dances to study and record rather than something like that for a bit."
Yuzuki Amemori 2017-09-28 01:00:15 83764
Yuzuki Amemori leans back over the computer when Mamoru tries to pawn off the job on her. She pokes at the keyboard a few times, then taps the screen and asks, "Click here?" though he then hurries and vacates. So she steps behind the table, does what's needed to keep the song going and even picks a song as a followup that she figures will be a good match. She then fidgets there. Does she leave it unattended and go flag those two down, or does she just stay here and work because it's easier. And it means people won't be there.

After a glance around a few times, she shrugs and stalks after the two staff that had been pointed out. Sneaking up with all the subtlety her henshin would afford (None at all) and asks, "Can I get the free drink? Also DJ Funnyglasses there is bailing, he wanted me to take over." Beat. . . . "Uh, I'm an actual DJ. I think that's why. I should have said that up front. He'll vouch for me. Or is it open mic night for it? Because that would be cool." . . . "Drink please? Caffeine? I'll pay too. Just... yes." Secrets? "You'd be surprised at how many secrets are poorly kept around here." She offers, her brain catching up to the bits she had overhead. She's kind of terrible at keeping them even when she's not sleep and/or cafeine deprived!
Seth Locke 2017-09-28 01:01:50 83765
Seth enters the Cafe, a white-haired boy with dressed in a dark suit studies the environment quietly, looking around at the place with a faint smile. His golden eyes glance at the people gathered, looking for familiar faces.

And, whether or not they recognize him since his... 'change', he still offers them a wave as he approches.

Dodging the people moving about, he eventually finds himself in Lacrima's vicinity.

"Hey there, Norie-chan", he says.
Kazuo Takeba 2017-09-28 01:07:40 83767
"Of course I wasn't interested," Kazuo says deadpan. "I was working." ... and yet the odds are good that he's working now,and he's still dancing with Lacrima rather than shadowing Mamoru. "Donuts exist in an amazing number of places. I should find somewhere to get you some of the more interesting ones. As a small thank-you for the book, if nothing else. It'd be good to see some of these things back in the world again. No matter how odd and indirect the means. I'm pleased you're enjoying them."

And then there is a Seth in their vicinity. Kazuo considers him, but doesn't interrupt the dance unless Lacrima does; and after a moment he glances back to Lacrima without saying a word.
Naru Osaka 2017-09-28 01:11:31 83768
"Thank you, but I'm good." Naru replies to Ichigo with a graceful hand held over her coffee cup to decline any further refills with an almost apologetic smile. She doesn't comment on the various 'secrets' that may or may not waft over the general noise, but instead takes the quiet opportunity with most she knows here properly distracted to take her leave.

Not quite as dramatic a vanishing as Mamoru managed, Naru merely slips out the door and down the stairs.
Lacrima 2017-09-28 01:11:36 83769
Lacrima shakes her head. "No thank you needed. If at the very least, it's a thank you from me for Mamoru helping me with my issues. They are. Helping? Helping." she asides. "With at least my emotional control on some level. I don't think it'll bring my positive emotions back. But maybe I can manage subdued smiles eventually." she asides.

Which is as good a goal as any. Then she blinks a moment and turns her head to Seth then back to Kazuo. What is the term? Speak of the devil and he shall appear?

"Hello Seth-kun. I am dancing with Kazuo. However..." the song indeed comes to an end. She steps back. And offers a formal bow. As intended perhaps for this dance.

"It is now over." she says with pursed lips. "Thank you Kazuo-kun. I am going to go eat some sort of ridiculous dessert now." she says coyly.

Then to Seth. "You be careful." she says forebodingly for no good reason as far as anyone else is concerned as she prances to the dining area to shove tarts into her mouf.
Makio Ryu 2017-09-28 01:14:22 83770
Makio Ryu peers toward Ichigo again, letting on a rather stressed version of his usual smile along with just as sressed of a tone. "/What/ /secret/," he repeats. There were no secrets floating around till people started saying the word secret, and then insisted on saying it again. "There's /no/ secret. You're just a cute girl with a cute verbal tic. Seriously. Calling you Nyan-tan doesn't mean there's any /secret/."

He sighs and rubs his forehead at Yuzuki's comment. "She thinks it's some big, freakish thing that she has a verbal tick, needs more confidence this girl...anyway one of us should go and check on that for you. Should it be me?" That question's aimed at Ichigo.
Mew Strawberry 2017-09-28 01:21:10 83772
Ichigo Momomiya facepalms and just moves to go help Yuzuki. She is flat out flustered over the whole conversation when she quietly steps closer to Yuzuki. "Hello what can I get you? Coffee? Tea?" She asks curiously. "Also would you like to try some of our pastries. They are really good." Her words are a little slow. The whole conversation with Makio has her very much self conscious about her 'verbal tick' which isn't a tick at all but a side effect of being a mew mew. She has the tea with her but it wouldn't take much for her to go get coffee.
Seth Locke 2017-09-28 01:22:20 83773
Well, Seth managed to find himself in the dance floor, greeting Lacrima and with Kazuo as her dance partner. He nods to Lacrima as she leaves. "Yes, you too", he replies back to her.

And now, he's looking at Kaz. "Takeba-san. How do you do?", the greeting tends to be formal around him.
Nagihiko Fujisaki 2017-09-28 01:24:25 83774
Nadeshiko is regretting the decision to come as, well, Nadeshiko. She's in much more of a Nagihiko mood, apparently.

She politely smiles and fades back, slipping toward the nearest restroom.

There is a plush couch. She has a phone. She is still 'technically' at the party, she just wore the wrong costume today to enjoy it.
Yuzuki Amemori 2017-09-28 01:25:48 83775
Yuzuki Amemori holds up a finger, "Tea please. Also snacks are good. How much?" What, she was just told free drinks. Even though she's offering to do music. She's got some odd habits. Her head tilts slowly to the side, then to the other again as she pulls her hood down and remembers to turn her music off. "You know being inconspicuously conspicuous makes it more obvious, not less right? Personal experience there." She's just trying to help. Standing up straight, she suddenly smiles and adds, "Oh! I was told to ask if you guys had actual work for a DJ as a job-thing by Funnyglasses." What, she doesn't know if he was doing a real DJ thing, or what name to use. She's really bad at this magical thing.

"I do real shows to. I mean stage shows, not that this isn't... real?" She scowls briefly at herself, before quickly returning to an easy smile. "I'm willing to help? Does that work?"
Makio Ryu 2017-09-28 01:28:51 83776
Makio Ryu has hopped back to serving other folks since Ichigo seems to have gone with being the one to serve Yuzuki. Anyone that's not been approached for orders, free or otherwise, would be getting approached now!
Kazuo Takeba 2017-09-28 01:29:44 83777
Seth gave no bow or nod; none is therefore returned. "Sufficiently well to have time to be here," Kazuo replies. "I trust you're beginning to get a handle on things, yourself." He studies Seth a moment longer, watchful more around him than of him. Then adds, "Unfortunately, I need to catch up with a certain individual who decided to set me up and run off. Not that I'm complaining about the setup, but I'd rather find him before he breaks anything. Good luck tonight." He turns to move into the crowd, in the general direction of the exit. Albeit keeping an eye out on the off chance of catching a glimpse of Temari.
Momo Sakura 2017-09-28 01:32:52 83780
Momo pretty much looks like a girl who fell in her closet and tumbled out in something resembling fancy. Her hair is in braids, her dress had once been more revealing but no longer is (because goodness, she's barely a teenager!) thanks to her sewing machine, but the thing that makes her most mismatched are the two boots on her feet.

Dog isn't with her or hiding under her poofy skirt. He's at home, snoozing!

She skips in and stops, eyes wide and sparkly as she takes everything in!

Then she waves her arms. "Hiiii! Sorry I'm late!" She isn't saying this to any one in particular, just the room at large.

Her nose turns up in the air and she follows the scent toward food stuffs!

But wait! Sonar hearing (not really) goes off!

Target locked!

There is a leaving Kunzite to hug!

Cue koala Momo, arms around his neck. "Bye, Kunzi-nii, have fun, I'll see you later, it was nice seeing you, tell Mamo-nii I said hi, okay bye!"
Mew Strawberry 2017-09-28 01:34:09 83781
Ichigo Momomiya smiles and pours Yuzuki some tea. "This is Apple Cinnamon in light of the season change. Don't worry its caffinated." She offers her sugar of course. if sheaccepts she will add the sugar to it. "Oh don't worry about it. You're DJing that means its free even if you didn't have a free treat and drinks nya." Her eyes close tight as she catches herself a moment too late. "Oh I will let Keiichiro know. He might have some gigs for you on occasion. He's the owner here."

And then, it happens. When Yuzuki comments on what Makio and her were talking about, her face goes red. Instantly panic sets in and suddenly. PING! Ears and tail are out. "Oh no!" Her free hand goes to her head having a feeling of what just happened. Then she is off. down the stairs and to the kitchen. After all she needs to get the snacks anyway. Still kinda hard to conceal the ears and tail.
Kazuo Takeba 2017-09-28 01:38:10 83782
There is a Momo launch! (It's definitely a launch.) Kazuo braces to catch, then secures her with an arm for a moment while he automatically scans. No Dog detected! All right, that works. "I suppose I can't carry you off before you've gotten your share of the sugar," he tells Momo. "So I'll see you soon, instead." And murmurs something to her much more quietly before easing her back down to the floor.
Yuzuki Amemori 2017-09-28 01:41:47 83783
Yuzuki Amemori takes the offered tea and sniffs at it curiously, since she usually thinks of tea as tea. Kind of old fashioned that way. She takes a sip of it, smiles and holds a thumbs up, sans the sugar. "Is Keiichiro the one over there?" gesturing to Makio. There's a moment of thought when she asks, "I did say who I was right? Namewise, not.. uh, DJ wise. I'm a no name there." Mostly.

Then suddenly cat ears. She slowly glances around to make sure that she's not drawing too much attention their way and slowly starts to reach out before catching herself. "Neat. Is that part of the uniform?" Is she trying to help cover for Ichigo or is she that tired? Hard to tell right away. Though there is something mumbled about it being more cute than bright orange armor. When the girl darts off she calls out, "I'll be at the DJ booth." before turning on her heels to do just that.
Momo Sakura 2017-09-28 01:43:09 83784
Momo shakes her head and happily chirps. "Nope! Not today!" All the woes, really, he was a good carry offer! "But Kyou-nee may send me up if I have too much sugar."

She listens and nods solemnly. Well, as much as she's capable of. "Okay! I smell cake. I'll talk to you later!"

She climbs down as he leaves and scans the crowd!

Shark Momo, activate!

Non-existent sonar hearing goes off once again!

She slinks up to Makio. "Hi! Do you have anything sugary that will probably send me bouncing off the walls until midnight and driving my sister insane?"
Seth Locke 2017-09-28 01:45:00 83786
And then, there were two gone. Huh.

Seth moves out of the dance floor, to grab himself a drink now. And so, he looks for the nearest waiter or waitress he can find, with Makio being the next target. "So, what's good tonight?", he asks him.

Golden eyes fall upon the youngest of the Sakura sisters. "Hello, Momo-chan", he greets, regardless of whether she might recognize him or not.
Makio Ryu 2017-09-28 01:50:29 83789
Makio Ryu peers toward Momo as she approaches. "Oh yeah, we've got plenty of sugar. It's usually more a question of how fancy you want it, lady." He turns toward Seth and replies, " Coffees or chocolate cake seem to be the most popular thing tonight, sir." Though with this being the grand opening, that may be more due to being safe picks that people don't imagine they'd ruin than what's actually best.
Seth Locke 2017-09-28 01:59:39 83790
The white-haired boy nods some at the popular choices. "Hmm... right...", he considers. "So, I guess it's time to go against the flow and put something else on the map", he decides. "How about orange juice and some apple pie?"
Mew Strawberry 2017-09-28 02:03:00 83792
Ichigo Momomiya returns sans ears and tail. She has a tray on one hand as she balances it, going up stairs and towards Yuzuki. She quick lowers the tray, filled with cakes and pastry. "Help yourself." She blushes a little. She's trying her best to just brush off what happened. RIght about now she is definitely wishing she didn't have cat DNA in her but... nothing she can do about that. "Anyone else need snacks?"
Momo Sakura 2017-09-28 02:03:37 83794
Fancy stuff? Her eyes go starry again! "Oh, nothing too fancy! I'm just gonna eat it anyway!"

But wait! "Oh, um, but, not coffee! For me! If I had that I'd probably transcend the physical realm and enter the fourth dimension or something. That much caffeine is not good for me!"

She turns to Seth and her eyes widen a little! Recognition had! "Hi! How've you been! I haven't seen you in ages!"
Makio Ryu 2017-09-28 02:06:46 83795
Makio Ryu nods at Seth's request and starts scribbling down in his note book. He hopes that it's ok that he's been letting people choose the music and DJ and all. He's still so new to all of this, that he's worried if this was a NORMAL job, he'd possibly have been fired.

"What about a chocolate fudge filled chocolate cup cake with chocolate icing," he wonders toward Momo, trying to think of the sugariest thing that isn't ALSO the most expesnive or most decorative thing.
Yuzuki Amemori 2017-09-28 02:09:20 83797
Yuzuki Amemori has settled in and is working on a playlist. She doesn't know the crowd, she doens't know the mix on here, so she's picking stuff that may not necessarily be her own preference, but what she figures fits with both the general crowd sort of thing and the fact that it's a restaurant. When the snacks are brought over, she idly reaches out and picks one at random to begin munching on it. With a couple more clicks, she leans back to watch the crowd. What, if they're looking bored she has to change it up right?

As for Ichigo, she says in something of an undertone, helped with the music disguising things, "You know you could just wear a headband and claim it's part of a costume if that happens a lot." She seems completely unphased by it. She is searching her pockets for what is revealed to be a simple red and orange bandana which she puts on. What, it's part of her own costume thing!
Mew Strawberry 2017-09-28 02:17:20 83798
Ichigo Momomiya sighs and shrugs, "Its not something I can easily hide. I umm... They are sorta part of me when they appaear. But... I guess a headband might work." With that she smiles, "Oh umm. Keiichiro is the tall man over there with the dark hair." SHe gestures towards a pair of men who are definitely older then most of the people present. "The other guy is a waiter and is Makio."

Quietly she steps away and starts making her way around the room offering more of those nice sweets.
Seth Locke 2017-09-28 02:28:34 83799
Seth Locke shrugs to Momo, "Well, I'm okay, I guess you could say..." Another shrug, "Came over to get my mind off things, really. Can't afford to dally in the past, gotta keep an eye on the future - or something like that." He looks around for a moment, eyes falling upon the DJ, whom he's met before, and offers a polite wave.

"So Momo-chan, you having fun?"
Momo Sakura 2017-09-28 02:30:48 83800
Chocolate on chocolate on chocolate? That's like...triple chocolate! All the chocolate in the world on one cupcake! She gives Makio a dazed look as though she still can't believe such things exist! "Yes, please...!"

Seth gets the tail end of those starry eyes. "Oh yes! If you dally in the past, you could get nightmares." A sage nod! She knows about these things.

She nods! "Yup! I got to hug Kunzi-nii before he left, that's always good! And this place looks so pretty!" She looks at Makio as she says this! Such a pretty place!
Makio Ryu 2017-09-28 02:34:20 83802
Makio Ryu grins more as he takes some more scribbles onto his note pad. "Thank you sir and lady...I'll be back with your orders shortly. He sets off to turn in the orders after giving a small bow. After which he kind of peers toward Ichigo and Yuzuki with a slight bit of concern...and promptly dissapears down the stairs for a short bit.
Makio Ryu 2017-09-28 02:59:31 83805
Makio Ryu gets the food from his last orders handed out before he moves to relax a little again. He's been earning it for the most part tonight. "Sorry for running off on you," he says as he approaches Yuzuki. "With both me and Nyan-chan around, AND the crowd picking up, one of us had to go take care of the others for a bit. You two get everything worked out then?"
Seth Locke 2017-09-28 03:01:41 83806
And after the conversation with Momo ends, Seth disappears into the crowd - though not before getting his order. Those who'd notice would see him about, eating and taking in the music for a while, before eventually leaving.
Yuzuki Amemori 2017-09-28 03:13:28 83807
Yuzuki Amemori scratches the back of her head and gets to work again, setting up the next song while things start to clear out. She actually looks somehwat nervous that it's the music, but that's just a stage fright thing, right? Still, she does try to keep it within what she hopes is what they were after. Improvising music is always an experience. "They're cute at least." She offers at the waitress wanders off.
Makio Ryu 2017-09-28 03:15:50 83809
Makio Ryu chuckles a little and dnods. "That's what I've been trying to TELL her. She seems really uncomfortable in her own skin though. ...can't say it doesn't make sense but...girl really could use more confidence in her life."
Mew Strawberry 2017-09-28 03:22:09 83810
Ichigo Momomiya gives a little shrug to Yuzuki. "I guess so." She sighs quietly. Then she hears Makio and closes her eyes. Quietly she sets the tray she'd been carrying down at the snack table. Turning without ne'ry a word, she moves toward the sliding glass door to the balcony. Slipping outside she closes the door behind her and just stares off into the distance.
Kukai Souma 2017-09-28 03:27:20 83811
There's a small commotion outside the door, and after a moment it opens, revealing the figure of a casually dressed Kukai Souma, closing the door quickly behind him. He looks around inside the cafe and makes a little noise. "...Wow. This wasn't exactly what I was expecting. I thought..." He shakes his head and moves inside just in time to see Ichigo exiting onto the balcony. "Huh. Ok. Well."

But there are free cakes and cookies and snacks and Daichi is already heading over to explore the sweets, and Kukai is curious to see if overly exceptional practice means enough time for partying afterwards!
Yuzuki Amemori 2017-09-28 03:35:29 83812
Yuzuki Amemori tilts her head and asks, "Is it really that bad?" Sounding actually curious, still pretty glad that there's a convenient, lots of sound, sort of thing going on. She turns her head, watching Makio as he comments, "I'd agree, but I wear a mask on stage so what do I know about that sort of thing?"
Makio Ryu 2017-09-28 03:38:48 83813
Makio Ryu frowns as Ichigo wanders off onto the balcony. Is it's cause he's just used to talking to people and doesn't actually have friends yet? Does he have NO idea how to SERIOUSLY deal with people's problems? It seems likely. Though, he's distracted for a moment as the door opens. "Ah, Jack-san," he greets, "What can I get for you? First ordered drink or treat is free..."
Kukai Souma 2017-09-28 03:57:03 83815
Kukai blinks at Makio as he's greeted, then grins. "Oh wow. Sorry, yeah, I, uh, forgot. I'm not used to people calling me that in public. Um." He scans the collection, then scratches his head. "Uh. Well I need to get two of whatever I get because I've got a purple haired dancer who expects me to bring treats if I get anything. Except an orange smoothie. I'm getting that for myself." he grins.
Makio Ryu 2017-09-28 04:01:35 83816
Makio Ryu nods in reply before scribbling that down on his pad. "Free orange smoothie then...and two of whatever else you get... Hey, do you guys like apple, maple, roses, and almods with your sugar?"
Mew Strawberry 2017-09-28 04:07:13 83817
Ichigo Momomiya remains outside. Mini Mew pops up from his small size to his slightly larger small size. He begins floating by her head. "You're so lucky Mini Mew. If things go wrong for you, You can shrink and hide. No one will no the difference. I wish I could do that." She mutters as she continues gazing out across the park.
Kukai Souma 2017-09-28 04:17:19 83819
Kukai nods, then blinks. "Apple yes, maple no, almonds yes, and roses.... what? I have never eaten a rose in my life." Kukai delivers this line with a perfect straight face, the only sign of the confusion in his mind showing through his bewildered eyes.
Makio Ryu 2017-09-28 05:17:53 83827
Makio Ryu tilts his head slightly. "Ahh, someone asked me for something expensive and sugar coated, so we have some rose apple tart still left. I was thinking I should offer some up for you as a gift of thanks but...if you don't like maple cream, that won't do." He peers toward the balcony thoughtfully. Taking the rest of Kukai's order he'd make his way down to fetch the items requested, as well as the rest of the aforementioned Rose Apple Tart.

After handing Kukai's items over, he then would proceed to the balcony. "Umm, Ny---Ichigo," he tries, "Sorry if I was a jerk. I wasn't trying to be..." He shifts a little in his spot before adding, "You hungry?"
Mew Strawberry 2017-09-28 05:32:00 83830
Ichigo Momomiya turns and looks at Makio. She checks to make sure the door is closed before she actually speaks. "Makio-san. Its different for me. You don't change physically when your powers act up. I do! Its not just a verbal tick. I'm really scared. What happens when I get excited and Masaya-chan sees my ears and tail out? What about at school. We are supposed to be keeping quiet about about all this but for me its not just not talking about it nya! Its everything about me. Its just really hard and its not as easy as just... being quiet and letting things slide. On top of this... I'm supposed to be the leader of this team? I am not a really good student at school. How can I be a good leader?"
Makio Ryu 2017-09-28 05:43:50 83832
Makio Ryu says, "I may be older, but I bet you're still a better student than I am at most things, and you've hopefully got a LOT more logistics and leadership skills than me. I couldn't lead myself out of a paper bag if I had to... I'm just some big moron that has parents who just think raising a kid means throwing money at it until it looks successful at something. I've never had to worry about /any/thing at all. That's my problem... I don't know what to DO about anything. I act like some guy that has an easy time making friends, but I've never actually HAD one. I'm just good at running my stupid mouth..."

He sighs a little and rubs the back of his neck. "Now I sound like I'm trying to make this about me..." he mutters, "I think you'll be fine Ichigo...and I think that if your boyfriend dumps you over some cat ears, then he's a way bigger moron than /I/ am. Yeah it's different, but...so what? He's YOUR boyfriend...he should be in it for YOU and not some random part of your appearance. ...that's just the thoughts of someone who probably shouldn't even be trying to give advice on the matter though.""
Mew Strawberry 2017-09-28 05:54:59 83833
Ichigo Momomiya smiles a little. "Thanks. He's not really my boyfriend... not yet anyway. Some of my friends at school think he is going to ditch me in favor of someone who can actually do stuff with him all the time." She looks out over the park. "You do have a friend. At least I think I'm a friend. Things are just so weird right now. Think about how it would be if Ryou would roll a cart of fish right through the ball room right now. Do you thinks either of us would be stopping outselves from diving into the cart face first? Think about how awkward it would feel when we finally came to our senses. Thats what I feel like every time my ears and tail pop out. Or when I have a mew mew moment." She blushes.

She takes a deep breath. "You know as crazy as it is trying to be normal with everything going weird like this, I don't think I would want to not be a mew mew. A few days ago I was on my way here for work, Keiichiro called me in to test some new cakes. On my way though, There was a umm..."

Mini Mew jumps in, "A Predasite Alert! Predasite Alert!!" seeming happy as anything over his contribution to the conversation.

"You don't mean right now do you?" Ichigo responds and the pink fluff ball shakes his... well his body! Ichigo lets out a soft sigh of relief. "One of those. Anyway I felt like a totally different person! I just went after it and I fought the Predasite. I beat it and saved someone. It felt amazing. I didn't care that my ears and tail were out. But... I guess I was all magical and everything so that didn't make much of a difference there." She blushes. "What I'm saying is... I don't mind being a Mew Mew. I just wish it didn't change me when I'm not in Mew MEw mode."
Makio Ryu 2017-09-28 06:12:44 83837
Makio Ryu shakes his head. "Now imagine being like this when your family owns a sea park and you've grown up getting emotionally attached to all the fish...and suddenly wake up having eaten a tank of them... I'm not saying that to try and compete for who has it worse, but that's the position I'm in... It's pretty creepy for me in a different way. Apples and oranges...no social problems, but I'm eating what sort of amounts to my pets, usualy without even realising till I'm coughing up thier bones later..."

He stops and listens to Ichigo, startling at Mini Mew's imput as well, his 'hair monster' suddenly seeming to remember it's a thing as it stands on end....though it's quick to fall back into place as Mini Mew reveals it was just repeating what happened earlier. "Phew...that would have been some awkward timing." He nods in reply. "I want to do more like that," he replies, "I wanna not just be some guy that just slid through life on his parent's money... I want to do something with meaning, like that...like helping with the environment...like saving the animals." He looks at the nearly forgotten desert and offers it up to her. "It's an expensiveish treat that Mamoru ordered earlier," he says, "I tried to buy the last of it so I could give the rest of it to you...and I can stop calling you Nyan-tan if it really bothers you. I just think it's a cute name is all..."
Mew Strawberry 2017-09-28 06:25:34 83839
Ichigo Momomiya smiles and gets a little idea. "Well. I think maybe instead of fighting our mew mew instincts, maybe we need to do outlets for them! Maybe we should both start going fishing a little!" She gives a little laugh. "That might help with the instincts. Then we can try to deal with the other factors." SHe giggles, "I don't mind being called that. Just... Keep in mind that people ask questions when that sort of name is given. I just have to explain it then. But for now Its okay."

"Is everyone alright out here?" Ryou and Keiichiro step outside to check on the two mew mews. "Its starting to wind down and all. You know you two could go dance a little if you like." Ryou states with a rather arrogant grin.

"That wouldn't be a good idea. Some friends and I tried to do a harlem shake video and I sorta knocked out a few of them. When I was a little girl at a dance, I did the macarana and put 5 people into the hospital." Ichigo comments with a frown
Makio Ryu 2017-09-28 06:36:45 83842
Makio Ryu can't help grining a little, though he's trying not to laugh. "Yeah, and I can swim, but I don't know anything about dancing...we might make a good dancing team...IF you want weaponized dancing." He then smiles toward Ichigo. "Fishing sounds like a good plan though, Nyan-tan. Maybe we could get you more used to some of your other cat traits too somehow. I lucked out, of course, and ended up with an animal that mostly had instincts I already had...like floping around lazily, rolling around, going swimming...the fish thing is the only part that seems like a problem so far."

"Thanks though guys," he replies, "It's fine...I think I just was a little jerkish and pushed a little hard earlier, but things are fine now. ...it was surprizingly hard trying to talk formal in there though..."