Salsa is a Vegetable

Momo stops by Kyouko's conbenie for some grocery shopping.

Date: 2017-09-27
Pose Count: 17
Kyouko Sakura 2017-09-27 23:33:55 83725
    Kyouko has never actually forbidden Momo from coming to the conbenie while she's at work. If there was any sort of emergency or something, she'd want to know right away, and sometimes cell phones won't cut it! That said, there is a sort of sisterly understanding that Momo shouldn't pester Kyouko while she's on the job too much.

    However, sometimes its okay! Specifically, when Kyouko has told Momo to stop by in the afternoon (when it's not too busy) so they can pick out some stuff for dinners and such from the extensive array of frozen foods available in the conbenie's big glass-door freezers. (The girls can't force Naru to cook for them every night, after all.)

    Such a day is today. Kyouko loiters behind the counter, wearing her organe AM/PM Minimart apron. The store is pretty empty at the moment, and she's mostly just widdling away time until somebody shows up, whether that be Momo or another customer!
Momo Sakura 2017-09-27 23:51:08 83730
Momo shuffles in the front of the store, Dog waiting dutifully outside. She trudges up to the counter and leans woefully over it, hands reached out for hugs. "Kyou-neeeeeeeee, work is haaaaaaaard. I had to carry stuff all daaaaaaay."

A moment for woeful slumping! So hard is the life of a teenager!

With that done, she perks right up! "So what do we want for dinner today?"
Kyouko Sakura 2017-09-27 23:55:20 83731
    Kyouko says "Welcome to the AM/PM Minimarket!~" in that sing-song voice, her rote greeting, as Momo walks in. She has to- it's store policy, and Momo is still a customer, sister or not! Then, as the younger Sakura drapes over he counter, Kyouko frowns and lightly whaps her on the head. "Well, you're going to have to carry more. Because I still have two hours of work and you need to take the groceries home."

    Then she gives hugs. She isn't one to deny such things. Then she considers dinner, as Momo re-perks and she leans an elbow on the counter, glancing thoughtfully back towards the freezers. "Well.. we just got in these chicken enchilada things that go in the microwave.. and they look pretty good.." Fine Cuisine they are not, but she grew up eating out of trash cans, y'know.
Momo Sakura 2017-09-28 00:03:20 83733
She woes some more! Such a mean sister!

"Maybe I can get Dog to carry the bag for me!"

She's kidding, of course! The boxes at the thrift store had been heavy.

Momo hums in thought. "That sounds good!" Chin tap, chin tap! "Think the nice crunch of chips would go well?" She leans forward and whispers. She really shouldn't bother, her whisper is still loud! "They count as vegetables, right? Chips?"
Kyouko Sakura 2017-09-28 00:09:51 83736
    "Dog would likely just eat the frozen chicken." Kyouko sniffs slightly, as if little sisters don't pull their weight and are just trying to get out of it. Even though she knows full-well that Momo works plenty-hard at her job at the thrift store. A little bullying is required. It's in the job description.

    Not too much, though. She comes out from behind the counter, walking back towards the freezers and rolling her eyes. "No, chips don't count as vegetables. But I think salsa does.. so grab some of that, too." She opens the right freezer, finding the box of frozen enchiladas and pulling it out.
Momo Sakura 2017-09-28 00:16:00 83741
"Dog wouldn't eat frozen chicken, Kyou-nee. He isn't a heathen." Dog totally would eat frozen chicken.

She gives a little squeal! "Oh, yes! Salsa! That has a billion vegetables in it!" She grabs a basket and scurries to the chip isle, grabbing a large bag of salty goodness and then contemplates over two different types of salsa.

She heads over toward her sister, holding out the basket for the enchiladas while showing the two jars. "So we want 'oh hey, I can taste vegetables' salsa or 'dear lord the world is on fire' salsa?"

Then! Her eyes widen and she's bouncing on her heels! "Oh, oh! Kyou-nee! Can we have..." Another loud whisper. "Soda?" A rare treat!
Kyouko Sakura 2017-09-28 00:19:41 83742
    "I would, and have, eaten frozen chicken." Kyouko says, with a mild sniff. "I wouldn't recommend it, but then again I doubt Dog would listen to my advice on it anyway."

    As Momo approaches her, basket in hand, Kyouko dumps the enchiladas into it as well, then eyes the two jars of salsa. "I'd vote for world-fire.. but only if you can handle it." She grins, showing fang. "It might be too much for somebody as sensitive as you." A hairruffle follows!

    Then she blinks. "Soda?" She seems to consider a few moments. Soda is pretty good, but a wildly sugar-high Momo isn't. "No soda with dinner." She finally decides.

    Then, a strategic moment or two later, "But you can take a can of soda from the fridge up near the register and drink it on the way home." That way, Momo will be safely over her sugar-rush by the time Kyouko gets home later.
Momo Sakura 2017-09-28 00:24:56 83745
"Well. That's just because you're a recovering heathen." Her nose points up and her arms cross! It is her job, as youngest sibling, to tease her sister!

She gasps! "I can handle it!" She probably can't. "I bet I can handle it better than you!"

What? No soda? Wilt! Woe! Such is the life of a poor teenager! And then she perks up again! "Eeee, thank you!" (This is a Very Wise compromise of Kyouko to make!)

And, being Youngest Sibling, it is completely within her job description to try and sneak a candy bar into the basket! Hey, it has nuts! Nuts are healthy!
Kyouko Sakura 2017-09-28 00:29:33 83747
    Sneaking things into the basket is a lot less effective when your sister is the one who is going to be checking you out. This becomes apparent as Kyouko moves back behind the counter and starts scanning the items. She pauses when she gets to the candy bar. She eyes it.. then eyes Momo. Then she puts it into the bag along with the other stuff. "That's for dessert, okay? Do not eat it before then." The last thing she needs is a Momo high on soda and candy at the same time. She'd probably clean the entire apartment like some kind of whirlwind.

    She sighs slightly as she rings everything up and puts the plastic bag up on the countertop. "But work was okay, other than having to lift heavy things?" She asks as she does, eyeing Momo. "No problems or anything?" She always asks.. just in case anyone happens to find out Momo isn't actually old enough to have that job.
Momo Sakura 2017-09-28 00:44:12 83755
There are many innocent whistles and thumb twiddling when Kyouko gets to the candy bar. She fully expects to go without, but then!!

She squeals and nearly lunges over the counter for a hug! "I promise! Soda for now, candy bar for later!"

And then she's straightened out again! "Oh yes. It was just a couple of heavy boxes." She hums in thought. "There was this lady who got really mad we didn't have the shirt she wanted in her size, and I had to tell her that it's just what people bring in, and she said my lips were smart, and Boss Lady had to step in, and I said I was sorry later, but she said not to worry about it because the other lady's done that before." She leans forward again, all the whispering discretion of a bulldozer. "But no PROBLEM problems."
Kyouko Sakura 2017-09-28 00:48:01 83757
    Luckily, there are no other customers in this store. Kyouko strategically picks times for Momo to stop by when this is likely to be the case. She loves her sister, of course, but there's only so much squealing and stage-whispering that can go on without disturbing other people's shopping.

    She does return the hug though, and then nods her head at the story, with a little smirk. "Welcome to retail kid.. the customer is always right, except when they aren't, which is most of the time." She shakes her head slightly. "Sounds like you dealt with it alright, though. Good. And good that there's been no other problems, as well."

    She leans her elbow on the counter. "Things have been quiet in general, lately. Well.. relatively. Naru and I killed a robot bug monster the other day."
Momo Sakura 2017-09-28 01:04:38 83766
She preens at the praise. She wouldn't admit it out loud, of course, by Kyouko Praise is Very Important! "Thank you!"

She reaches over and picks up a stick of jerky. "Can I get this for Dog? He's been a Good Boy."

Dog was always a Good Boy.

Momo's eyes go large and starry and she gaaAAaaasPs! "A monster that's both a bug and a robot?" She leans forward and clutches the bag to her like a pillow. "What was that like?!"
Kyouko Sakura 2017-09-28 01:19:45 83771
    Kyouko ughs. "I just finished checking you out, don't add things now!" She gripes, but she takes the jerky stick and rings it up anyway, because Dog is a good boy and she'd feel guilty if she denied him a treat just because she was a little lazy.

    "Well, mostly it was just like "omg" and then like "stab stab", etc. Naru did some cool stuff with re-shaping the concrete to make a barrier. It was pretty nifty." She says, with a modicum of girlfriendly pride. "If you're asking me why there was a robot insect thing in a shopping plaza, I dunno the answer to that."

    "It did stop us from getting to the thing to help Kunzite's dad in time." She says, with a mild scowl. "But they got him out anyway, so I guess it's okay."
Momo Sakura 2017-09-28 01:44:55 83785
Momo would like to think it's her large, large eyes that gets her sister to cave!'s so Dog that gets Kyouko to ring the item up, she knows this.

After all, it's Dog!

Her eyes are still wide and sparkly at the retelling. "Ooooooo!" Even with the vague descriptors, she can still see it! They were both amazing, she can tell! "Well, obviously it was there so you could both be awesome!"

Her eyes are still wide but this time with worry! "Ohhh, is he okay? Should I make him a get-well basket full of activities to do if he's lying down? Do you think he likes Sudoku? Or coloring books?"
Kyouko Sakura 2017-09-28 01:47:44 83788
    "Well, I'd rather have been awesome doing something useful for a friend instead of fighting a giant robot bug monster, but." Kyouko shrugs. "We needed the workout, anyhow, and like I said, they got him out so it all worked out okay in the end."

    She pauses at the latter question. "Um.. well, I am positive he likes Sudoku, but I wouldn't be so sure on the coloring books. I don't think he needs a basket like that, although it's nice of you to think of it. Last I heard he was up and about.. staying upstairs for a few days, though." She looks mildly stern for a moment. "So don't pester him. He doesn't really seem like the type who'd be good with.. y'know. Young people."
Momo Sakura 2017-09-28 02:01:28 83791
She nods! "True! But if you hadn't fought the giant robot bug monster, who would have!" And then...she gets philosophical. "Or, would the monster have even been there if you hadn't been? Are they drawn to magical girls, or do they just pop up where ever? If no one is around to fight them, can they truly exist?"

She slumps. Momo has little trust for most people who aren't into coloring books! "What about...those grown up ones? With the little iddy biddy bits to color?"

Her eyes narrow in suspicion. "Do you mean people under a certain age, or like how Mamo-nii gets green around the gills if he's around me for too long?"
Kyouko Sakura 2017-09-28 02:07:25 83796
    "Well, there are plenty of magical girls in this city." Kyouko assures her sister. "If we hadn't been there to take care of it, I'm sure somebody would have. So in that case, I think we can safely say that yes, it existed. But now it doesn't. Which is how it should be."

    "I don't think you need to worry about Kunzite's dad." She then assures, with a mild grin at the thought of Hiroshi having to deal with Momo giving him a coloring book. At the latter question, she just snorts. "A little of both, I think."

    She glances up as the door bings, another customer entering. "Welcome to the AM/PM Mini Market!~" She chimes, then glances back to Momo. "Alright kid, get yourself home. I'll be there in a bit, and then we can have some of that food. Don't dawdle and let it thaw, alright?"