Burn baybee, burn.


When in doubt, burn the irritating stuff. And the extra stuff. Although somehow, Taka manages not to get crispy.

Date: 2017-10-12
Pose Count: 106
Naru Osaka 2017-10-12 14:26:19 84662
It's not terribly well planned, it was rather a spur of the moment idea suggested, possibly not even seriously, and then leapt upon and run with.

Naru is knelt next to a firebowl on the roof of ECFH, crumpling up paper and stacking it with cardboard and chunks of wood. Probably best not to ask where the wood came from, but there's something more substantive than merely paper to burn at least. There's a bag next to her with a few more things in it, likely more fuel for the fire, but waiting 'til it gets going a little more enthusastically. She holds a match to one of the crumpled chunks of sketch paper, light it in a few spots to encourage it to actually catch and burn.
Mamoru Chiba 2017-10-12 14:35:58 84663
And as if by psychic summons -- or maybe rumor mill -- Mamoru shows up on the roof carrying a canvas tote bag, wearing a nondescript brown hoodie over jeans and a t-shirt; it's been unseasonably hot for the past week, but it's cooling off and promises to get considerably chillier as the evening wears on. "Hi!" he says cheerfully, holding up the tote bag and a big bottle of sweet, cheap, low-alcohol-content bubbly wine-cooler, and a blanket slung over one arm.

He heads over Naru-wards and drops the blanket on the roof surface, then sets down the bottle and the tote bag, and pulls plastic cups out of it. "I heard you were gonna burn things, and I've got these-- can't compost them, they don't rot. I've just been shoving them in a closet. I can get more if you run out of other stuff..."

He pulls the bag open wider, and inside it is probably literally about ten pounds of rose stems and the origin of Mamoru's sheepish grin. "Only the petals get used in the honey," he says by way of explanation.
Naru Osaka 2017-10-12 14:47:42 84664
Naru turns to where Mamoru has settled nest to her and peers into the bag in question. "Do they burn?" She asks curiously as she looks back up at him. "I mean.. if they don't rot... I suppose we'll find out." She reaches to give a bit of wood a prod with another bit of wood, to nudge things closer to the burgeoning flames.

"I don't actually have that /much/ to burn, but it was a stupid enough day that rapaging destruction seems good." It's her turn for a bit of a sheepish grin. "This seemed less dreastic than the flamethrower."
Mamoru Chiba 2017-10-12 14:56:29 84665
Mamoru starts laughing. "Well, if they don't burn in a normal fire, maybe your flamethrower could help. Do you want some fizzy sweet baby booze or nah?"

He settles himself, indeed, on the rooftop next to her; sitting crosslegged seems to be a reasonable thing to do, nice and near the warm. Then he twists off the cap on the bottle and pours himself a cup of what's basically high school 'wine'. "It's funny. The ones I use in attacks kind of disintegrate after a few minutes. The ones I pull out for fun or dramatic gestures -- or processing for rose honey -- they don't go anywhere. It probably has something to do with whether the magic in them's used for an attack or just sits around as potential."

He watches the flames start to lick their way along the crumpled paper and kindling, contemplative. "I can totally understand stupid days. I usually end up madder at myself than everything else, though."
Kazuo Takeba 2017-10-12 14:58:13 84666
Kazuo has a pair of cardboard boxes in hand as he emerges from the door to the stairs down; his not carrying as much as usual is explained by his turning and holding the door for the person accompanying him. "That rule's emphasized because we do have people that not everyone agrees with who stop by on occasion," he's saying quietly. Must be a new guest. "Not all of them are what people generally consider heroes; Lacrima brought some of the cupcakes I'm carrying, for instance. We prefer to provide a place where they can reliably have conversations without being shot at, as long as they themselves behave acceptably for the duration. And we do regular checks to make certain they're not leaving anything untoward behind. Still. If you have secrets you want to take care of, it's best to keep the possibility in mind."
Naru Osaka 2017-10-12 15:06:16 84667
"Fizzy sweet baby booze?" Naru quirks a brow at that particular descriptor. "Can I try some of yours first? Before I commit to a whole glass.." She pauses and then shakes her head. "No wait.. booze is probably a stunningly dumb idea at the moment.Ã I'm good."

"Mmm. Yeah, I have much the same. If I draw something in a fight, it doesn't last long, but things I draw out, or animate or sculpt or whatever.. those hold.. well.. I presume the rose I sculpted for you is still around, or you'd of said something. I think that was the first I did on purpose." Naru contemplates that a moment as she prods at the fledgling fire.

"I'm trying not to be completely paranoid about stupid days being more crap in my head. Because stupid days are sometimes really /just/ stupid days." Naru twists a little, looking to where Kazuo is coming up the stairs, explaining some of the rules of the house to whoever is travelling with him.
Makio Ryu 2017-10-12 15:14:25 84669
It's a certain bluenette, bushy haired guy that follows Kazuo in when he holds the door. "I've got no place to judge yet, even if this wasn't someone else's place," he replies, "It's cool." Makio offers a little wave toward the others with his free hand. "So, how's this thing going," he wonders as he holds up a sizable looking pitcher of sorts. It's fall, so warm drinks are good.
Mamoru Chiba 2017-10-12 15:16:57 84670
"It's still around," Mamoru tells Naru with a grin after he's sipped his fizzy sweet baby booze. "And it's still beautiful." The wine cooler's not mentioned again after her declining it. "I'm guessing that yeah, if the energy gets drained out of products of magic -- including being used up in a fight -- they'll rot or go away or whatever usually happens to them will happen as to something normal."

He glances back over his shoulder at Kunzite and the new arrival, and waves! and then leans closer to Naru to finish under his breath, "Let me know if you want to keep doing checks. Black mold is notoriously hard to get rid of. Like bedbugs. You think you get it all and it just keeps growing back."

As the two get closer to the two at the fire, Mamoru considers unfolding himself from the floor, but decides he's too comfortable. Additionally, an ugly brown hoodie and t-shirt and jeans and sneakers is even farther from 'Gent'-like dressing than the last thing Makio saw the prince wearing. "Kunsaiiiito~," he practically singsongs, and then, grinning again, "Hey, Ryu-san. Ooh, what'd you bring? Should I get mugs? I only brought solo cups for the travesty of booze. Fire's starting to actually catch."
Kazuo Takeba 2017-10-12 15:22:45 84671
"Naru had an annoying day," Kazuo explains to Makio. "I suggested she come up and burn some of the annoying parts. And mugs we have." He comes over to Mamoru's blanket, and kneels to set down the boxes. The bottom one involves orange-frosted cupcakes -- filled pumpkin spice coffee; the space previously emptied by earlier raiders, Kazuo set the aforementioned mugs in to go with Makio's pitcher. The top one is an array. Lightweight little doughnut balls, pale rose-scented cookies scattered with poppy seeds, scattered chocolates, smaller cups of nuts and dried fruit.
Naru Osaka 2017-10-12 15:28:28 84672
"Mmm hmmm mmmm." Naru nods in agreement to Mamoru's offer of regular checkups. Insidious stuff is insidious, and she's already shown that she likely can't see it herself. Cue the paranoid thoughts.

Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't actually out to get you.

"Hey Makio." Naru lifts a hand to wave. "What's in the pitcher? Apparently our impromptu bonfire is becoming a picnic." She offers Kazuo a wry little smile as he mentions being the instigator of this suggestion. "Did you bring anything to burn? Either of you?"
Kyouko Sakura 2017-10-12 15:33:27 84674
    Quite out of nowhere, Kyouko comes hurtling down out of the sky. In henshin, of course, because otherwise it would be somewhat of a problem for her to fall from the sky this high up. She must have been out patrolling- doing the nightly Wraith/Witch hunt which, these days, is more habit than anything else, though topping off the supply of Grief Stuff is always a worthy goal.

    She lands smoothly and de-henshins as soon as her feet touch the rooftop, a flash of red light swallowing her and leaving her emerging from the other side in jeans and black t-shirt. She doesn't even miss a stride as she does this, hands going into pockets as she crosses towards the barrel. "What are we burning?" She asks, with a lopsided, fangy grin, not seeming to notice Makio (aka, a person she doesn't recognize) being present just yet.
Makio Ryu 2017-10-12 15:37:19 84675
Makio Ryu says, "Well I thought pumpkin flavor would already be floating around, and nuts might be a bad idea, coffee is also probably also a thing already, so I've got some warm apple cider instead." "Hey Chiba, Naru," he greets before setting the pitcher somewhere accessable, though he offers to pour and such. At Naru's question he needed his hands free, so he could dig some things out of his hoodie pockets. However the bush head pauses to peer curiously toward Kyouko."
Mamoru Chiba 2017-10-12 15:43:27 84676
Naru gets a surreptitious nod at her agreement. Then, "Oh man," Mamoru says, wide-eyed at the array of food Kunzite brought up. He looks indecisive for a moment, then decides, "Super sweet pumpkin spice cupcake after other sources of delicious." He chugs the rest of his chilly wine cooler first and gives Naru a sidelong grin. "When does anything here NOT turn into a picnic?"

He takes out a mug first, and then grabs a couple of rose cookies and doughnut balls; one of the latter he stuffs in his mouth, and then since his hands are full, he just wordlessly holds his mug out toward Makio before he sets the pitcher down. Hot cider sounds like Plan Best.

Doughnut ball therefore gets swallowed down with a wash of warming cider, and mug remains held for hand-warming purposes. "Oh Snapatite! We're burning Naru's annoying day and also some rose stems-- if they even burn. Haven't figured that out yet. Gotta wait until the fire's hot enough to tolerate green." Another sip, without a mouthful, and Mamoru blinks up at Makio. "This is really good."

A beat. "Oh! Kyou, this is Makio Ryu. He was unfortunately subject to my being rude and out of cope with a random magical girl that really only Kunzite's ever met who invited herself to our table at the Crown and expected to be the center of attention. Also he works at Cafe Mew Mew and they make delicious pastries."
Kazuo Takeba 2017-10-12 15:50:41 84677
Kazuo picks up the other half of the introduction. To Makio: "And this is Kyouko Sakura, also known as Apatite. Puella Magi, experienced Witch-hunter, like myself one of Mamoru's guard, and thus far the only person to successfully stab me twice and live to talk about it." His mouth turns up at one corner to say the last, as if murder were an affectionate and cuddly topic, and he reaches for one of the cupcakes and offers it up toward Kyouko.

He considers Naru's question for a moment in turn. "I'm generally not allowed to burn the things that annoy me," he says to her gravely. "Something about patricide being frowned on by the current legal system. And by certain other parties. I have a couple of false starts from your terrible idea of a challenge this month, though."
Naru Osaka 2017-10-12 15:55:54 84678
"Sketches, more sketches, rose canes and a blouse that has pissed me off for the last time." Naru explains for Kyouko with a grin that really says a lot about why her main weapon is a flamethrower. She does lean over, letting the fire be for the time being, to snag a mug and hold it out for some cider. Especially after it gets a 'really good' from Mamoru.

"I like your Dad, Kunzite.. no burning him." Naru protests, although lightly. "And its an excellent challenge. Nightmares, and overcommitment notwithstanding."
Kyouko Sakura 2017-10-12 15:59:45 84679
    Kyouko smiles brightly at Mamoru as she leans over to claim a cheeck-smooch from Naru, then blinks as her red eyes flick briefly to Makio. "Oh! A new person. I was so distracted by burnin' shit I didn't even notice." She says, seeming nonchalant enough although those who know her (basically everyone here but Makio) might sense just a bit of hackle-raise. Not enough to be alarming just a standard reaction to 'stranger in my den'.

    She does an admirable job of remaining casual, however, as she smiles a pleased smile at Kunzite's introduction. "If I have anything to do with it, that's a record nobody is going to beat." She says, much preferring that Kunzite remain un-stabbed in his current form. "Ooh, cupcakes and cider." SHe goes about collecting some.
Makio Ryu 2017-10-12 16:07:00 84680
Makio Ryu wouldn't bother to share his own things he's putting up for burning, but if anyone gets a glance them, it's a mix of things. The note his parents left the day after he had that 'episode' with the fish tank, some school papers with bad grades, and some other notes that seem to also be from parental types.

"Oh! Then you must be Naru's gal pal," he says toward Kyouko upon hearing from Kazuo. The talk of stabbing that seems so affectionate DOES cause a minor moment of brow raised wonder, but hey, if they leave him out of it and they're both still around...whatever floats thier boat! "Nice to meet you Kyouko," he adds, "I hope any food Naru's brought home from the cafe was awesome. And thanks Chiba!" Hard to say what that last part might be more in reguards to, the cider or the talk about Mew Mew.
Kazuo Takeba 2017-10-12 16:11:33 84681
"I didn't suggest incinerating Nephrite in his sleep," Kazuo points out to Naru. "There's only so much restraint I can be expected to show in a given conversation." Nightmares and overcommitment notwithstanding. He regards the difference between blanket-level and people still standing, then paces off to raid a different part of the roof and bring back a low table. Boxes are transferred onto it, leaving room for the pitcher when people feel like putting it down. If ever.
Naru Osaka 2017-10-12 16:17:36 84682
"Yeah, I'd let /you/ tell Mako about that." Naru points out as she retrieves her filled mug and goes back to poking at the fire. She leans into the smooch from Kyouko and pats the ground next to her. Because apparently chairs are for suckers. Although Mamo is at least civilized enough to be settled on a blanket.

"How's things been going, Makio? Settling into things alright?" Naru asks as she adds a bit more kindling, to encourage a fire hot enough for green wood. Kunzite's thoughtful addition of a table gives somewhere for her mug to sit while she claims a cupcake. Because sugar is always good.
Kyouko Sakura 2017-10-12 16:28:02 84683
    "That would be me, yes." Kyouko replies to Makio's assertion that she is Naru's 'gal pal', a hint of amusement in her voice at the choice of wording. When Naru pats the ground, she settles down cross-legged easily enough after having retrieved a mug of cider and a cupcake, though the cupcake has already vanished by the time she has managed to settle herself.

    "Nice to meet you, too." She adds, politely enough. "I can't say I remember in particular which food mighta come from your cafe, but all the food I've had recently has been pretty good so I'm sure that it was." She grins mildly, then rolls her eyes towards Kazuo. "No burning Neph-nii, I need him to steal whiskey from."
Makio Ryu 2017-10-12 16:36:06 84684
Makio Ryu most certainly has no misunderstandings of what's been told to him by Naru. He just has an odd habbit of talking way too casual. "Yeah things have been cool. It's been a bit quiet on my end this week thanks to having a lot more to do than I used to. ...hopefully the day's turning around for you now?
Kazuo Takeba 2017-10-12 16:43:34 84685
Kazuo turns a hand palm-up toward Naru. "You see? Not allowed. At least Kyouko has a good reason." He shifts, though, and removes from a pocket a few pieces of paper neatly folded together. These are passed to Naru rather than being directly fed into the flames. He doesn't seat himself just yet, though, glancing over to a particular area of the roof. No giant Wraith seems to be forming there this time, which is presumably something of a relief.
Naru Osaka 2017-10-12 16:47:59 84686
"If I liked whiskey, I'd be more in favour of this theft." Naru points out as she accepts the papers from Kunzite and glances down to them and then peeks at what they are, just in case they aren't fuel for the fire. It could happen.

"The day is almost done, there's fire, and friends and food. It pretty much can't help but suck less, no matter what my brain weasels might try and tell me about the day." Naru quirks a half smile to Makio.

The spot where Kunzite's keeping an eye on? Naru's ignoring that spot. She's got fire and paper to keep her attention upon. Much better. A little nudge of her shoulder against Kyouko, affectionate and gentle.
Kyouko Sakura 2017-10-12 16:51:56 84687
    "You like it because it keeps me happy." Kyouko says to Naru, with a sidelong glance and a grin. The papers being handed over are given a curious glance, but she does not attempt to see what they are- Naru is allowed to have her secrets. As long as they aren't 'black gunk in the brain' sort of secrets. Less of those would be nice.

    "In case anyone is wondering," Kyouko says, rather loudly, "My day was pretty good." She laughs softly, then leans her shoulder back against Naru at the little nudge, as if trying to pass some of that good mood over to her. The PDA is subtle, neither girl liking to be too demonstrative in public, more out of a keen sense of privacy than out of embarassment given the current company.

    "Fire makes most things better." She agrees, sipping the cider mug. Then, after a moment, "I mean, as long as it isn't burning me. Or anybody else." She eyes Kunzite across the way, and his wonerfully re-grown hair.
Makio Ryu 2017-10-12 16:59:42 84688
Makio Ryu says, "Yeah...just keep the fire off of people and it can be pretty awesome." His agreement is simple enough as his own 'kindling' is also handed to Naru. He considered tossing it in himself, but it feels like it's a symbolic thing for Naru, so she should probably have the most 'connection' to the fire in question. "Everyone else having a ok day?""
Takashi Agera 2017-10-12 17:03:41 84689
There's perhaps a gentle shift in the way things are, in the energy of the place. It's not a wraith, at least, but the owner of that presence shows up pretty shortly thereafter - it's one Takashi Agera, floating in like he disdains gravity - and indeed, he doesn't even touch the roof. But he's not in henshin, and he's got both his hands visible, palms open and facing out. "Don't freak out," he advises, trying to keep his voice calm and not provide any sort of... vocal sneer. "But I am looking for Mamoru and it's more important than not. Hope I'm not interrupting anything of value."
Mamoru Chiba 2017-10-12 17:06:39 84690
Mamoru, having stuffed his face and finished his cider, puts his mug on the low table and draws his hoodie tighter around himself-- then glances at Kyou and Naru and purses his lips for a moment. He looks up over his shoulder and sees Kazuo staring at the wraith corner of the roof and makes a face. He reaches up to yank on the taller man's shirt hem. "Sit down, you're looming and i need a wall to lean back on."

He gives Makio a lopsided smile. "My day's been all right." Finally, he reaches his non-hem-clinging hand into his tote bag and takes out a rose stem, about to toss it into the flames when Takashi drops in out of nowhere. "Oh hey," he calls, "there's cupcakes, froofy booze, hot cider, cookies, doughnut holes, and we're burning stuff." A pause. "Do I have to get up?"
Kazuo Takeba 2017-10-12 17:09:37 84691
A curious glance while Naru is peeking might show pencil lines, rough approximations of geometrical shapes -- a little like some of the very early stages of Naru's more elaborate sketches, perhaps. Maybe there's a reason Kazuo was mock-griping to her about her current art challenge.

Kazuo's eyebrows twitch upward at Kyouko's eyeing of him, all the same. "The gas stove incident was on balance in my favor, thank you. The monster burned considerably faster than I did." He does, however, settle down when Mamoru pulls on his shirt. Wall-on-demand.

Wall therefore not in any position to do anything too quickly when Takashi appears, either. Kazuo inclines his head to him, steady. "Agera-san. Good evening."
Naru Osaka 2017-10-12 17:10:09 84692
"Alright, that's a point." Naru conceeds to Kyouko at her mention of the benefits of whiskey. She folds the papers back up again as she does, tucking them in to let the flames catch along the side of the pages.

"You can toss stuff in the fire if you want, or I can keep feeding it." Naru comments as she accepts some of Makio's papers from him, holding them out a little yet if he wishes to be the one to consign them to a flaming doom.

Takashi's arrival catches her attention, as it no doubt catches everyone's and she looks over in that direction. A quirk of her brow, curious more than anything. "Hey there Takashi." She greets, her tone neutral enough. "We're having a bonfire."

Sure, it's only mostly kindling and largely sketches and things that really /need/ burning, but that's besides the point.
Kyouko Sakura 2017-10-12 17:22:14 84693
    "If you say so, nii-chan." Kyouko says smugly across the fire at Kazuo, just busting his chops a bit. She is very glad that he did not burn up any more than he did, but it is her imouto-ly perogative to give him a hard time, and one in which she indulges enthusiastically when the opportunity arises.

    When Takashi appears out of nowhere, though, her reaction is noticably less chill than some of the others. Naru, at least, can feel her tense, and her eyes narrow, a hardness flashing into their scarlet depths which speaks of imminent violence. It is not so very different from the reaction of a guard dog when a mistrusted stranger steps foot into the house.

    Luckily, before she can start barking (metaphorically speaking), she takes note of the fact that Mamoru and Naru, at least, are reacting in a non-threatened manner, and takes hold of herself. She shares another glance with Kazuo, but remains where she is. Though she noticably does not offer any form of greeting, and equally noticably watches Takashi like a hawk, her jovial expression replaced with a frown.
Makio Ryu 2017-10-12 17:22:58 84694
The bushy haired, least familiar type person on the roof, looks toward Takashi. The discolored part of Makio's hair almost seems to curl downward on itself as he watching the floating with curiousity. Being able to float off ground like that? That's pretty cool!

His attention is called away by Naru pointing out that he can burn his own stuff if he likes. That brings him to accept it back and start a slow, careful fire feeing of them. He's being calm and chill like usual but, even he's not clueless to the change of the 'air' now. Makio feels ready to move if things some how go south.

"Takashi, huh? ...you come with private things Taka, or are you cool letting Chiba stay comfy here on the roof with everyone," he asks in a tone that's totally non-threatening, especailly when he follows up with, "Cause if you're ok staying out here there's all the snacks and the fire's warm, and you can burn inanimate objects of annoyance!"

The atmosphere causes him to be rather careful about noting it's not people being set on fire, after that earlier conversation.
Takashi Agera 2017-10-12 17:49:29 84695
Takashi gives Kyouko a similar sort of look - not threatening, but a clear appraisal of a threat. It's not a leap to action, but the potential to do so.

Then he continues on about the work he came for. "Maybe I'll stop for a drink, but this is more... repaying a politeness." he says cryptically. He walks over to stand near Mamoru (and Kunzite). "I'm not here to start any fights, honest. But it may be best for everyone if I can talk less-than-loudly."
Mamoru Chiba 2017-10-12 18:03:50 84696
Mamoru gives Makio a quick, small smile, but unleans from Kunzite and is starting to stand up already as Takashi approaches. His body language isn't tense at all, his face and tone genial and unworried. "That's fine; inside or just other end of the roof? And I think Apatite would be a lot less liable to freak out with a spear if Kunzite comes with us, if that's okay." He's already beginning to move; the stairwell door and the other side of the roof are at least currently in the same direction.
Kazuo Takeba 2017-10-12 18:11:48 84697
"That's all right. If I'm not allowed to set anyone on fire tonight, she's not either." Spears, granted, do not normally set people on fire, which is a point that Kazuo casually glosses over in favor of unfolding himself as Mamoru gets clear, then pushing himself up to his feet. He glances aside to Makio and gives him a wordless nod, then tosses Kyouko one of the doughnut bits -- yes, over the fire, careful that the arc clears it -- before pacing after Mamoru. Whether that's designed to pacify her over Takashi's presence, or indicate approval of her going on alert, is anyone's guess. But he keeps Takashi in his peripheral vision all the same.
Naru Osaka 2017-10-12 18:20:39 84698
"Have fun kids." Naru quips as the trio take themselves elsehwere to chat. She turns her attention back to the fire, feeding it more of Kunzite's sketches before digging into the bag she brought with her to drag out a school uniform blouse and poke that into the fire as well.

Clearly it is not mostly polyester, there's burning going on, rather than just melting. Naru hunhs softly as she watches it burn, clearly vaguely surprised by the lack of melting. "Apparently they did think of chem labs."
Makio Ryu 2017-10-12 18:22:33 84699
Makio Ryu nods toward Kazuo and Mamoru as they go off with the Takashi guy. Looks like him, Kyouko, and Naru get to hang on the roof for now. "...so that felt a bit tense," he murmurs, "Anything I should know about the dude, or are things all fine now?" Wait, come to think of it, isn't Takashi the name of the guy they suspected when he was talking about the owners of cafe Mew Mew? THAT might explain it. "He some kinda scientist type?"
Kyouko Sakura 2017-10-12 18:26:36 84700
    Kyouko scowls faintly at the exchange between Takashi, Kunzite and Mamoru, but she seems to accept the decision of the council, so to speak, as she does not raise from her seated position as the three make the move to leave. She does, however, lean forward slightly to catch the doughnut bit that Kunzite tosses her right in her mouth, where it quickly disappears in a gnash of fangs, perhaps a symbolic representation of Takashi.

    Then she sighs a bit, glancing at Makio as he asks about Takashi. "He's trouble. Like, the bad kind. That's all you should have to know about it. Don't trust him, and if you see him, assume he's up to something bastardly."
Naru Osaka 2017-10-12 18:28:23 84701
"Yep." Naru agrees, poking at the cloth to ensure that nothing gets left out of the burning. "Tense describes it well. That's Takashi, and yes. He's a scientist type, and rarely are we all working on the same side of an issue. If we are.. worry a whole lot."

Naru reaches back into the bag, to emerge with a couple inconsequential rough sketch outlines to help keep the burning going while it works on the fabric.
Makio Ryu 2017-10-12 18:35:50 84702
Makio Ryu tosses in some note or another from his parents. "Hmm..so be prepared for trouble since he's in there talking with a guy like Chiba," he murmurs, "And keep an eye out if I see him on non-neutural territories." He crosses his arms, left holding just some bad grades in his group of stuff to burn. "Or maybe smother him with kindness and see if it does anything at all..."
Naru Osaka 2017-10-12 18:47:44 84703
"There's usually a list of things that are potentially troublesome." Naru considers and then leans back, letting the fire be for a few moments. She settles just barely leaning on Kyouko, the contact hardly much of a PDA, but present. "Either he's found something new, or started something new, or something else entirely."

Naru chuckles softly. "Well.. Ami tried buring him in as much kindness as she could manage, and it didn't seem to pan out exactly. So currently results are mixed on that."
Makio Ryu 2017-10-12 19:11:17 84705
Makio Ryu says, "And if all else fails. Well, assuming anything starts in the first place, get ready to bring the macaroon shards into play..." He just goes ahead and tosses all those grades into the fire at once. "You guys want any time alone, just say so," he states, not out of any sort of sarcasm or being bothered. Those two are being more than acceptable for public. He's just trying to be thougtful of the fact that it's a nice fire on a fall night and he's the only other person out with them at the moment.
Naru Osaka 2017-10-12 19:17:50 84706
"Naw." Naru shakes her head a little at the offer. "Unless you feel super awkward or super third wheel or something, and then I do apologize." She flickers a little half smile, watching the grades catch and burn up, vanishing into the evening sky in little wisps of spark and ash. "If we wanted privacy, we wouldnt be up here in what's pretty open space. We don't live here either, by rights."

Naru pauses and then laughs softly. "Do you really throw pastry at people in a fight?"
Makio Ryu 2017-10-12 19:23:03 84707
Makio Ryu shakes his head. "Not at all, just thought I should offer..." he replies, "You guys aren't making it wierd at all." Though at Naru's question, he chuckles due to understanding the misunderstanding. "Nah...our group's themeing just seems kinda wierd. My name's Macaroon, but the Macaroon Shards are kinda like...ice blade weapons."
Naru Osaka 2017-10-12 19:30:55 84708
"There's a whole group of you?" Naru asks and then pauses. "No wait.. you mentioned this before, I am just being a space cadet." She flashes a smile. "Macaroon or macaron? I suppose that's just getting downright silly, and proves that I may have spent too much time in Paris eating fussy cookies."

"Ice blade weapons are pretty cool. If we're ever in a fight together and I have the flamethrower out, I'll have to be sure to aim away from those." Naru mmms softly and then adds. "I'm more freelancer than part of a group."
Makio Ryu 2017-10-12 19:36:35 84709
Makio Ryu answers, "The more generic kind of cookies with two Os instead of just one...though I guess I could be both, if you count the 'French Macaroon' name for Macrons," he replies, "Ooh, you get a magical flame thrower? That's pretty awesome." He rubs taps at one of his cheeks thoughtfully. "I don't know that they'd interact or not since it's magic based ice. Still learning these sort of things."
Naru Osaka 2017-10-12 19:39:30 84710
"I have a pretty flexible power base." Naru mmms softly, thoughtfully, adding a few more pages.. sketches again.. before reaching over to claim some of the rose canes that Mamo brought out to try and see if they'll burn, green as they are.. magical as they are.

"My magic is based on my art, and within some limits, I have what I can draw. The flamethrower is a perennial favourite after the big fight with Fiore though." She glances over, to see if the rose bush is currently on the roof, but apparently he's hanging out on the balcony for the moment.
Makio Ryu 2017-10-12 19:50:07 84711
Makio Ryu raises a brow. "That sounds neat but...I guess that makes it more understandeble why you'd burn some of it. ...oh hey, did you ever get that race with Jack?"
Naru Osaka 2017-10-12 19:53:11 84712
"My magic is based on my art, but not all of my art is magical." Naru notes with a gesture at what's going in the fire. "Just as you have both pastries and ice that aren't magical, so do I have sketches that are no more than pencil on paper."

Naru smiles and nods. "We did. He's bloody fast, but not used to long distances. I chose a distance that made me happy, but I'm much slower than him. Came out nearly a wash in the end."
Makio Ryu 2017-10-12 19:58:12 84713
Makio Ryu grins at that. "Neat...so you've got a decent challenge," he replies, "And I have no pastries that are magical...unless I'm the pastry...I think I'm the opposite of pasty though." He is pretty tan, given his obsessions are mostly ones based on being in the water outside. "I guess my brain might be cream filled though!" He drops back into more serious tone as he wonders, "So these are all non-magic?"
Mamoru Chiba 2017-10-12 20:12:14 84714
It takes a moment for the green stem to begin burning, but once it does, it doesn't leave char and ash. Just as combat-destined magical constructs fade or disperse once the energy in them is released, the destruction of the flame releases the potential magical energy in the rose stems. The fire consumes the structure, and everything else rises into the air in a crackling dance of golden points of light, which play with the fire's rising cinders before vanishing, released. There's a lovely scent to it, not the cloying rose of a flower shop but the light and fresh scent of memory: the world's dreamy remembrance of the first story of the rose's origin.
Naru Osaka 2017-10-12 20:14:13 84715
"It was a good run." Naru agrees with a nod and then she smiles. "And we'll have a good swim once we get some longer distances in." She tips her head back to consider him. "Not so much with the pasty, no. Too much time outside, I should think."

"The rose canes are magical." Naru explains, and it's pretty clear just by watching them that they aren't typical deadwood. "My intent was to only cull out non-magical art, so I tried to be careful." She pauses and then admits. "I usually know which are and which aren't, but well.. let's just hope they all are."

Naru inhales deeply of the scent put off by the rose canes. "I don't suspect mine would be half that lovely to watch burn."
Makio Ryu 2017-10-12 20:20:12 84716
Makio Ryu blinks at the effect of the rose canes. "Ahh, yeah, that's pretty different," he murmurs, "Doesn't smell anything like what I thought burning rose would. ...it's nice..." He watches for a moment before adding, "Well if you aren't already really good at it, I'm sure you'll learn the smaller details soon enough."
Naru Osaka 2017-10-12 20:24:43 84717
"It's currently more complicated than it shoudl be for reasons I haven't quite worked out." Naru gives a little shrug. "So generally I'm pretty confident, but right at the moment? Confidence levels are not high." She leaves off that her 'pretty confident' is not actually /that/ confident, so not high for her is really spectacularly low.

"Endy's energy.. which I'm going to guess that's what we're watching release here.. is pretty much unendingly positive and nice and warm fuzzy and all the rest of it. So it's not what I expected it to smell like, but I'm not surprised even a little that it's beautiful."
Makio Ryu 2017-10-12 20:35:24 84718
Makio Ryu says, "Ah, that's his energy... Mine would probably be no good to smell, it probably smells like fish." He shrugs, not actually SURE of that, but given how much he has to do with fish, it's his first guess. "I could be totally wrong though."
Naru Osaka 2017-10-12 20:59:59 84719
"As they are his roses.. rose canes at least.. it's a safe leap to go with his energy." Naru nods and then laughs softly. "Could smell of the ocean, that's fresh and crisp and tangy and interesting. Even fish isn't necessarily /bad/.. just some fish isn't ideal."
Makio Ryu 2017-10-12 21:06:41 84720
Makio Ryu nods at Naru's responce. "Oh, yeah, that's true." He pauses for a moment. "Oh hey, in remembering you mentioned Takashi at the Crown, I just remembered something else. Strong and Mostly Silent has trouble with swimming, doesn't he?"
Naru Osaka 2017-10-12 21:09:30 84721
"When we did the triathlon together.." Naru nods at the question. "Well. He wasn't really in danger of /drowning/, but I wouldn't have called it 'freestyle', so much as 'flailing in vaguely the right direction until it was mercifully over'." She gives a little gesture to Kyouko who stepped a little ways away. "She's not much better, for that matter." The grin is impish, teasing and she looks about to say something and then changes her mind.
Makio Ryu 2017-10-12 21:13:13 84723
Makio Ryu nods again, looking thoughtful. "That's two people just here...maybe I should try to do some swimming lessons for some of the mahou. I mean, that's dangerous against some situations that might happen, right? And I deffinetly don't mind another reason to swim...and it'd make me /useful/ for certain."
Kyouko Sakura 2017-10-12 21:20:47 84724
    Kyouko has indeed stepped a few feet away.. to scowl suspiciously after Takashi and Kunzite and Mamoru. She really can't help it- being the newest of the Shitennou, her urge to 'do a good job' is still very strong, even if she knows, objectively, that that's not really the way it works. She just can't help it. Pile on top of that her immense propensity to hold grudges (and hold one against Takashi she does indeed) and sitting still while he and Mamoru were out of sight together, even if Kunzite was with them, was a sheer impossibility.

    It's been a while and there hasn't been any screaming or crashing though, so she grudgingly wanders back over towards Naru and Makio. "I can swim." She protests, but not very strongly. "Saya-chan taught me a few summers ago." What she means to say is, if you throw her in the lake she won't drown. That's really about the extent of it.
Mamoru Chiba 2017-10-12 21:32:10 84725
Mamoru sticks his head around the corner of the stairwell and calls over, "Agera-san left; I got some calls to make as in like three dozen so I'm conscripting Kunzite to help. By the way, don't buy any more pumpkin spice stuff for a few days, okay? I'll explain later!"

Then there's clattering footsteps (and more steady ones) going down the stairs and inside.
Naru Osaka 2017-10-12 21:37:30 84726
"I didn't claim you couldn't swim." Naru points out to the scowling Kyouko, who is probably only vaugely less scowly for the news of Takashi's dpearture. "I'm not sure even you could protest that some finesse tips would not go amiss, however. Especially if we ever had to swim longer distances than across a pool."

"I am pretty confident you are more useful than just swimming lessons." Naru points out to Makio. "Just saying."
Makio Ryu 2017-10-12 21:44:11 84727
Makio Ryu blinks at Mamoru's announcement. "...no pumpkin spice? Why do I smell a crazy plot of some type," he wonders before peering back toward Naru and Kyouko. "Well, hopefully," he replies with a little smile, "It'd be wierd if I became a magical guy and was good for nothing."
Kyouko Sakura 2017-10-12 21:45:50 84728
    "Kyouko flumps back down next to Naru, still scowling, as anticipated only vaugely less after Mamoru calls up. She does seem less tense, though, which is a step in the right direction. "I guess." She grumbles, in response to Naru's assertion that some swimming tips coule come in handy.

    She glances at Makio as he speaks, then sniffs lightly. "Lot's of magical types are good-for-nothing. Too many." She sighs then, with a shrug. "But you probably ain't one of them. Probably." She's still in a bad mood, don't take her too seriously.
Naru Osaka 2017-10-12 21:49:26 84730
"Non magical guys aren't good for nothing /either/.. most of them at least." Naru leans over to bump shoulders again with Kyouko, a light touch, barely a pda, but contact nonetheless.

"I.. I don't think I'm supposed to admit to a fondess for pumpkin spice lattes, but they're /good/." Naru hrms softly. "Weird."
Makio Ryu 2017-10-12 21:54:34 84731
Makio Ryu nods again. "Well you've got a point on me there too," he agrees, "...I wonder how heavy this whole not doing pumpkin spice is?"
Kyouko Sakura 2017-10-12 22:06:38 84732
    Kyouko leans into Naru's shoulder again when the girl bumps against her. She's scowling less, but the scowl is still there- it generally takes her a few minutes to come out of 'guard dog' mode. "Probably not too heavy." She answers Makio, on the subject of pumpkin spice. "Probably just something like Takashi infected all the pumpkin spice in the city with dark energy, or something." She really does say this with an alarming lack of concern. "Why, were you planning on going on a pumpkin spice binge, or somethin'?"
Naru Osaka 2017-10-12 22:11:18 84734
"I will not fuel tonight's sketch via pumpkin spice lattes then. I can either have another flavour, or in a move better for my sanity, dodge the latte fest entirely." Naru quirks her head and gestures. "And we may wish to stay out of the cupcakes then. Doughnuts should be fine." She reaches for one of the other treats, clearly just to check. Only reason.

"Or it might just be Endy trying to mess with us." Naru points out wiht a flicker of a smile. "I don't know if he's a fan of pumpkin spice or not."
Makio Ryu 2017-10-12 22:12:46 84735
Makio Ryu says, "Nah, nothing like that. I was just wondering if it was possible to sub in things to try for a pumpkin spice flavor without setting off whatever this is, if Naru wants a latte. "That's possible...the other possibility is he just feels like there's already too much pumpkin spice HERE. Can't blame him for that one...""
Kyouko Sakura 2017-10-12 22:21:47 84736
    "You drink too much coffee anyway." Kyouko grumbles at Naru, in a way which is both entirely unfair and which the other girl knows is just residual grumpiness and not an actual condemnation. She'd be one to talk, anyway (though not about coffee).

    "I don't think Takashi actually poisoned all the pumpkin spice." She admits, begrudingly. "That was just an example. But it totally could happen." She sighs, leaning her head sideways onto Naru's shoulder as she watches the flames. Then she says, "Hey, can somebody toss me another one of those doughnut things?"
Naru Osaka 2017-10-12 22:27:08 84737
Naru absently turns her head just enough to break various PDA rules and settle a soft kiss on Kyouko's hair before looking back at the fire. She reaches over and nudges another couple of the rose canes in, possibly just to enjoy the sparkle and scent again. They /are/ lovely when they burn.

"If I get you doughnut, you have to move.. so leaning or doughnut, your choice m'dear."

Naru adds after just a moment. "I no /longer/ drink too much coffee. I did during the worst of the nightmares, but now I'm no longer hitting hummingbird regularly, so we're /good/."
Makio Ryu 2017-10-12 22:39:53 84738
Makio Ryu is a waiter, so is not so fussed by the idea of getting someone a doughnut. As such, he breaks the compromise so Kyouko can have her lean AND eat the donught too. "Maybe I should sneak you something else in place of coffee then," he murmurs, "But that might get me in trouble if I start deciding customers' orders FOR them."
Kyouko Sakura 2017-10-12 22:40:50 84739
    Kyouko seems to consider the conundrum of movement or doughnuts quite seriously for a few moments, although with the kiss atop her hair her scowl has finally begun to fade to a more cheerful-looking expression. Well.. not exactly jovial, but not murderous either, so it's good progress.

    Then she snorts, and finally does laugh, sitting up some in the process. "You, hummingbird? Love, you are many things, but hyper sure as hell ain't one of 'em, no matter how much coffee you've managed to consume in the course of a day. But fine.. I will acknowledge that you no longer drink too much coffee." A pause. "Most of the time."

    At this point, Makio hands her a doughnut, and she gives him a bit of a grin, his stock perhaps having risen in her esstimation as of this moment. She chomps into it, despite the fact that she is no longer leaning on Naru anyway.
Naru Osaka 2017-10-12 22:47:01 84740
"It's a relative scale?" Naru offers, but the laughter is contagious and she's snickering too. "Okay, fair point. And I suppose at the worst of the nightmares, all the coffee was doing was keeping me mostly vaguely upright." She isn't quite brave enough to try and pilfer any of the doughnut away from Kyouko, but she does lean over to top up her cider mug.

"I dunno.. dangerous precident there.. denying an addict their java?" Naru tsk tsks at the very idea. "Brave, Makio.. very brave."
Makio Ryu 2017-10-12 22:59:03 84741
Makio Ryu chuckles a little. "I don't think I can anyway, Naru," he offers with a grin. Another grin is offered toward Kyouko before he just invites himself to flop somewhere in front of the fire (that isn't between the girls and it).
Kyouko Sakura 2017-10-12 23:08:45 84742
    Kyouko seems to sense that Naru at least considers pilfering some of her doughnut, and in a show of exactly how great her love is, she breaks of an (admittedly small) piece and holds it out to the girl sitting beside her.

    "I wouldn't get between Naru and her coffee. Or Kunzite and his, for that matter." Kyouko says, with a soft laugh. "You'd probably not survive the attempt."
Naru Osaka 2017-10-12 23:13:57 84743
"Awww." Naru accepts the wee bit of doughnut as the love token that it truly is, and nibbles at it. "Thank you."

"Hey.. I'm not /that/ bad." Naru attempts to protest. The fact that it's probably /true/ is irrelevant. "And hey, if you end up drained, it's not the worst stop gap measure, especially mixed with a protein bar."
Makio Ryu 2017-10-12 23:17:21 84744
Makio Ryu says, "At least it's better than what I drink." He rolls around a little where he chose to flop. "A little coffee's totally fine...""
Kyouko Sakura 2017-10-12 23:33:33 84746
    Kyouko smiles at Naru, and leans in to whisper something in her ear, then laughs. "Only for you, love." Makio has no idea that this is actually pretty literally true.

    "Well, I'll believe that." She says, with regards to coffee being a good anti-draining remedy. "Or at least, I believe you know that. But please let's not put it to the test again anytime soon, huh?"

    She then eyes Makio. "What do you drink that's worse than coffee?" In Kyouko's estimation, not much is worse than coffee.
Naru Osaka 2017-10-12 23:42:21 84747
Naru leans into the whisper and then resettles a little to be the one doing the leaning for the moment, periodically poking at the fire with a stick to keep it going. It's at the comfortable bonfire stage, most of the quickly burning stuff already gone.

"It's been months since I was drained.. like what feels like a lot of months." Naru mmms softly. "Gunk in my head notwithstanding."

Kyouko has covered the question that Naru was going to ask, although perhaps not /quite/ in those terms, but the principle is the same.
Makio Ryu 2017-10-12 23:45:29 84748
Makio Ryu says, "Usually caffinated, sugar filled junk with an extra side of sugar." So he drinks like an american about as much as he talks like one. "I even experimented with a coffee, energy drink, caffinated soda cocktail one night on a game binge....don't do that...""
Kyouko Sakura 2017-10-12 23:50:08 84749
    Kyouko grins a little bit at Naru for some reason, then leans her head sideways against the other girl's as Naru settles to her shoulder, watching as the fire is poked. It is a time-honored tradition, poking a fire, and she is glad to see that Naru seems to have it handled.

    "Well, good. Months more until next time, please. Or perhaps forever." She mutters, on the topic of draining.

    To Makio: "Yes, that sounds awful. Why people don't just drink tea like a normal Japanese citizen I ain't got no idea." She sighs a bit. "I s'ppose the habits of bein' a poor kid never really die."
Naru Osaka 2017-10-12 23:54:07 84750
"I try and claim I don't have much of a sweet tooth, but I eat more than enough ice cream and milkshakes that it's probably a lie." Naru watches the fire, her voice a little distant as she relaxes, exactly as she hasn't for a few days.

"Please, for the love of all or anything that is holy, please do not mention, suggest or gods forbid /give/ any of that to Usagi, hmm?" Naru points out on the unthinkable cocktail. "Please just no. For everyone's sake."
Makio Ryu 2017-10-12 23:59:06 84752
Makio Ryu rubs the back of his head. "Yeah my grandparents lecture me and want me to drink more tea too, but my parents just keep importing stuff like that... Hah, ok...I was already enough of a victim to the cause anyway! I'll make sure to try and never mention all the fancy sodas and such." Kyouko gets a curious look, bringing Makio's usually smiling face to frown slightly as he sits up to peer in her direction. Something that looks like a look of determination passes over his single visable eye....and then he just flops right back down into laying position again.
Kyouko Sakura 2017-10-13 00:06:15 84753
    "There's a difference between having a sweet tooth and just liking sweet foods sometimes." Kyouko notes wryly to Naru. "Besides, you run enough that you could have a legit sweet tooth and still be fine."

    Then she snorts. "Yes.. Usagi needs to help stop apocalypses.. not be the cause of one. None of that for her, please." She notes Makio's curious look in her direction, but as he doesn't actually say anything, she lets it slide without a response, other than to say, "You don't need to import sugary soda.. plenty o' that made right here in Japan, too."
Naru Osaka 2017-10-13 00:11:45 84755
"I have no fears of putting on weight, I managed to start eating twice as much and lose weight." Naru points out with a little nudge to Kyouko. "Besides, I don't even pretend to try and keep up with you. Or Usagi for that matter. Or Ayana."

"Importing stuff from where?" Naru asks curiously.
Makio Ryu 2017-10-13 00:19:39 84756
Makio Ryu nods in reply to Kyouko. "I don't get my parents at all," he replies, "They import things from America a lot...usualy sugary junk. I don't know if they liked it that much or they still think I'm 5 years old."
Kyouko Sakura 2017-10-13 00:21:38 84757
    "Ah, America." Kyouko nudges Naru, as Makio answers both of their questions at once. "Maybe we should introduce this guy to Alex, he's.. well, I guess he's German. Still a foreigner." She grins a little bit, then shrugs. After a moment, she gently dislodges Naru so she can stand, stretching her arms up over her head. "Alright.. I think I'm gonna go grab a shower." She says. "I was out on patrol for a while before I stopped in."

    She smiles down at Naru. "You gonna stay up here and chat a bit more?"
Naru Osaka 2017-10-13 00:26:31 84759
"Parents always think you're five years old, until you completely shatter that illusion by bringing a girlfriend home." Naru points out with a smirk. She laughs softly and shakes her head. "I don't have Alex's number anymore. Not after everything."

Naru is clearly staying, by the lack of getting up when Kyouko does. "I'll be down soon. Totally wait up."
Makio Ryu 2017-10-13 00:31:05 84760
Makio Ryu sits up again. "Alex huh? Well I am from here and all my parents just have a lot of history in America and go back there sometimes," he says, "Though I guess that made me some odd sort of half American seeming, half Japanese seeming person thanks to my grandparents." "See you later Kyouko," he says with a wave. And see her later he will. He's got a plan forming in that little head of his. "Maybe I should shock them sometime...maybe tell them about my job..."
Kyouko Sakura 2017-10-13 00:33:29 84761
    Kyouko smirks faintly at Naru's comment about shocking parents, if only because she knows that Naru's mother was not in the least bit shocked at the time. "I think I actually do, but I wasn't gonna go that far. Alex tends to show up on his own often enough."

    She waves to Makio. "Later." Then she gives a nod to Naru. "Will do." And with that, she walks over to the edge of the roof, henshins in a flash of red light, and carelessly leaps over the side, her cape briefly flashing behind her before she is out of sight.
Naru Osaka 2017-10-13 00:38:23 84762
"Your job at a cafe is shocking?" Naru asks skeptically, giving a little shiver as Kyouko jumps off the roof, calm as you please. "Generally telling parents about the magical stuff doesn't stick unless there's a pretty solid reason why it would stick. It's a bit odd."

"So your grandparents are American?" Naru asks, still curious and willing to pepper Makio with questions. "I've never been to America. Europe, yes, but not America."
Makio Ryu 2017-10-13 00:43:49 84764
Makio Ryu nods at Naru's first question. "My parents seem like they expect to just throw money at everything they don't like about me AND throw money at me to pacify me. I'm not so sure they'd be happy if they heard I was out working as a waiter when they're already drownding me in money and paying for my grades." Her other question gets a headshake though. "My entire family is Japanese, it's just that my father's left for business in America a lot, and him and my mother both always go together."
Naru Osaka 2017-10-13 00:47:11 84765
"So how does that make you half American even a little?" Naru asks with a shake of her head. "Travelling there is hardly half American, unless you lived there half your life, or something."

"Ahh.. I expect you and Alex could lament about /that/ together." Naru nods. "Although I fail to see why doing something responsible like getting a job would weird parents out, even rich parents, but I'm spoiled by having a solid Mom." Naru pauses and then shrugs. "Although I say that as someone who doesn't have a part time job, soooo.. take with as much salt as needed."
Makio Ryu 2017-10-13 00:53:19 84766
Makio Ryu shakes his head. "Not even a little, I just meant I /act/ that way," he replies, "At least, a lot of things I do I just see from my parents and some tourists to the Sea Park."
Naru Osaka 2017-10-13 00:55:34 84768
"I personally don't think you act like an American." Naru points out. "Granted, I know Americans from television, movies and Hannah, but when I met you, I didn't think 'hunh, he's probably lived elsewhere.', sooo sorry if you were hoping to not act Japanese." She offers him an apologetic smile. "You'll have to go far more loud and brash."
Makio Ryu 2017-10-13 01:04:32 84770
Makio Ryu hahhas. "Nah, I just feel like my parents are wierd and I'm wierd cause they are. It helps me fit in more that I am mostly raised by my grandparents and get my bad influence from those my parents."
Naru Osaka 2017-10-13 01:07:45 84772
Naru leans in a little to Makio, as if she's got a secret to share with him. "Guess what?" She pauses for effect. "Everyone's parents are weird. /How/ they are weird is different from parent to parent, but generally being some flavour of weird is a given for parental types."

Naru leans back a little. "Also? We are all kinda weird. I mean /seriously/.. I draw things /and then pull them out of my sketchbook/. There is so very many layers of weird going on here. We fit in mostly because we just accept that there's a lot of places that none of us really fit in. It all works out. Relax. Embrace your weird, enjoy the ride."
Makio Ryu 2017-10-13 01:16:03 84773
Makio Ryu smiles and nods at Naru's statement. "Yeah, I'm getting adjusted to it, honest..." he replies. He looks around a little before smiling more and leaning in as well. "Hey, does Kyouko have a favorite sort of food?"
Naru Osaka 2017-10-13 01:18:30 84774
"It totally takes getting used to, no arguements there." Naru nods in agreement. "But if you try and pin your identity on 'hey look! I'm weird!' you're going to find it harder than just embracing being who you are. Seal and all."

Naru laughs. "Edible would be her favourite. Inedible is on the list, but she absolutely prefers edible."
Makio Ryu 2017-10-13 01:22:17 84775
Makio Ryu says, "Well yeah, I wasn't trying to say that's my identity... I'm not miss "Look at me, I'm totaly the center of attention." He chuckles a little and crosses his arms. "That'll make this either more or less of a challenge...""
Naru Osaka 2017-10-13 01:25:30 84776
"Feeding Kyouko?" Naru asks. "Generally the challenge is not losing fingers, rather than her being a challenge to feed." Her teasing of her best beloved is fond, and the sort of ribbing she'd happily do with Kyouko right there just as well as when she's absent. "Are you planning on feeding her? She loves apples, if you're looking for more serious suggestions."
Makio Ryu 2017-10-13 01:30:48 84777
Makio Ryu gives a slight nod. "With her having been homeless and all...makes me want to throw some of the money wasted on me into sneaking her some crazy gift box or something."
Naru Osaka 2017-10-13 01:38:27 84778
"We, and Endy most especially, try and ensure she's well spoiled now." Naru smiles at the idea. "The key is to manage to gift her things without running afoul of her pride. She's very proud, and rightfully so, of everything she's accomplished to drag herself out of the depths she fell into." Naru is quiet a moment. "I am quite certain I wouldn't have done half so well, I'm proud of her too, and impressed by her on a regular basis. I'm horribly biased, it's true, but we were friends before we started dating, and I thought her pretty amazing then too." She gestures. "Although she rarely ever asks, because see the aforementioned pride, there's more than a few of us who have solid financials who would never let her lack for anything. Endy chief amongst them, but he's hardly the only one."
Makio Ryu 2017-10-13 01:48:06 84780
Makio Ryu nods in understanding. "Yeah, I wouldn't imagine you guys'd let her go without after how much you're helping people. Hmm, so the hard part will be doing this in a way I don't assult her pride..." He pushes himself up to a stand. "How about if I say my parents got us WAY too many apples and I didn't want them to just sit around spoiling, so I'm giving your appartment a basket of import apples to keep them from going bad?"
Naru Osaka 2017-10-13 01:53:48 84781
"Food never goes to waste around here." Naru points out. "There are two and a half in Kyouko's apartment.. I'm the half.. although I'm there more than I'm not, and five teen, or not so far from teen boys who live up here, and a swack of visitors besides. Food gifts are always appreciated in any situation up here."

Naru gives the fire a final poke. "I'm going to head in. If you're sticking around, can you make sure the fire's out before you head off?" There are buckets of water handy, for just such a task. Safety first, after all. At least when it comes to burning down Tokyo.
Makio Ryu 2017-10-13 01:59:17 84782
Makio Ryu nods toward Naru as he stretches out. "Alright then...expect a basket soon, and I'll put out the fire. My grandparents'll probably start worrying soon." With that he waves after Naru and peers into the fire a little more.