Ace of Hearts: Super Secret!?

Venus talks to Ace about some things. Ace decides to play fifty two pickup with Venus as payment.

Date: 2017-10-19
Pose Count: 11
Minako Aino 2017-10-19 08:23:10 85003
    ailor Venus has summoned Phantom Ace out onto the dramatic, sky born top of!.... one story off the ground. On top of the AM/PM Mini Market where Kyouko-kun works! This is not nearly as dramatic as the top of a skyscraper but Venus wanted to drive the point home that she is flinging Ace off of this rooftop without better reason than 'training'.
    She's leaned against the big fat old air conditioning unit up here apparently playing a 'Sailor V - Alien JUSTICE!' handheld game. The kind little kids get with the LCD display and all that. Beep beep, bloo bloo! "Almost... almost...."
    Bew bew bew bew. Bloop blop! That'd be the game over sound!
    "Awwww. I hope Acey gets here soon. Ace..pleius. Phantom Asclepius!" she says.
    Artemis is lickgrooming a hand and rolls his eyes a moment. "He'll be here soon. When has he not shown so far when you've called?" he asks.
    "He better show or I'm cutting his pay by half!"
    "You don't pay him..." says Artemis.
    "I KNOW!" says Sailor Venus. "And why should I with how late he is!"
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-10-19 08:38:34 85004
Phantom Ace arrives a little late, by appearing in a teleport that sort of decorates itself with two Ace of Hearts blowing in the breeze. His eyes trace one as he looks over to Venus. He looks around from the top of the mini market. Not exactly a stellar view here, but hey- he won't die if Mina shoves him off the side!

He sighs and brushes his shoulder off. "Hey Venus." he says. "You wanted to talk to me, so I'm here." he tries his best to smile. "...everything okay?" he asks, leaning in.

"That girl has been safe since you sent me to watch for that 'Wrath' thing." he says.

He light crosses his arms as he looks out across the way. Nope. Nothing bad going on here it seems. Quiet. In so far as quiet downtown city nights are.
Minako Aino 2017-10-19 08:43:59 85005
    Sailor Venus smiles, yup. Good mood here! "Hi, Ace." she sing songs. "Yup! I just wanted to talk! Face to face. More personal than text." she says. "Because you can't gauge tone over text." she smiles curtly. "Text has no tone and emojis lie." she insists, as if she's passing over information to learn.
    "I wanted to see how you were holding up so far. How you feel about this new thing, really." she offers. "Kunzite has been giving you the stink eye, right? I'm sure he's given it to you at least once by now." she says. Like she knows things!
    "...Have you told anyone who you are?" she asks curiously. "I mean. I'm just wondering. That's your choice. And I have something to say about that in a moment." she says. "But I want to see how you feel first!" she says.
    Artemis turns and waves a paw at Ace. "Hey, Ace."
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-10-19 08:50:34 85006
Phantom Ace gives a little wave. "Hey Artemis. Dunno how you live with this twenty four seven." he smirks.

He looks back to Venus and taps a hand against his far shoulder as he keeps his arms crossed. "I've been okay. No big issues. Felt good to help with that creature in a way beyond... hang back and wait." he offers. "Hit that thing square in it's face."

He fidgets. "Yeah. I get the impression Kunzite is weary. For the reasons you told me before." he says. "I haven't told anyone." he says. "Not sure if I should." he offers. "Unless it becomes needed. But not sure if that's a bad or untrustworthy thing to do." he says, rubbing the back of his head. He's unsure there for sure.
Minako Aino 2017-10-19 08:56:06 85007
    Sailor Venus shakes her head up and down. "Yeah. The whole." there's a pause here. "Danburite stuff. But you're not him." she says. "Don't worry. Kunzite isn't the one to haul off and punch you in the gut for little reason. You need to give him a reason!" she insists.
    "Well. I think you should maybe do to the Frat Haus." yes, she says it like 'Haus'!. "-and let them know soon. Or at the very least let Mamoru-kun know." she says. "Because your apperance suddenly could make them guess at who you are and they might guess you're maybe some jerk they don't know and can't trust yet." she offers.
    Artemis also adds. "Also she already told Kunzite who you are." he offers.
    "ARTEMIS!" she screams out. "No! Bad kitty! You weren't supposed to tell him that!" she says swatting at the cat's whiskers. Artemis makes this scrunched up face and starts backing up in that silly cat manner.
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-10-19 09:00:47 85008
Phantom Ace is about to respond to this when Artemis just blurts that last bit out and he closes his mouth mid first word. He then slaps a hand to his face and rubs up it. Somehow. The mask on his face still stays on. "Well. Gee. So much for it being my choice, right?" he says shrugging. Oh he's a little upset, yes.

Not insanely so. At least. He just takes a deep sigh. "I assume since Kunzite has not called banning me from Mamoru's apartment that he's okay with it?" he asks. "Anything else you need to tell me Artemis? Is the Ace of Hearts secretly a bomb or something, too?" he asks. "Ohhh wait. She's been recording my conversations right?" he asks as if he wouldn't be surprised if this was the case.
Minako Aino 2017-10-19 09:11:02 85009
    Sailor Venus huffs at Artemis. "Not a word!" she says to the cat. Artemis rolls his eye. "Look, he desevres to know what's up, V. That's the deal here." he says.
    Sailor Venus sighhhhhhs after another huff. She turns to Ace. "No. That's not some secret listening device. Neither is the comm-cufflink!" she says. "BUT. Yes, Kunzite's okay with it. And actually for it!" she says.
    "But I still do think you need to at least tell the guys." she offers.
    Then left, and right she looks, conspiratorily.
    "Any girls or guys digging the mask yet?" she asks cheekily.
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-10-19 09:19:02 85010
Phantom Ace keeps two fingers to his forehead on the bridge of his nose because he feels a migraine coming on. He sure does. "Okay. I'll do that. I should do that anyways like you suggest." he says. "Thanks Artemis for being forward enough with me." he says as he finally relents his fingers away from his head.

"No. No one's digging the mask yet because I'm not doing this to increase my 'game'." he says.

He just places his hands together, does a little tug and pulls out an entire /deck/ of cards, and he begins shuffling them back and forth. "Hey, Vee...." he says lowly...
Minako Aino 2017-10-19 09:21:26 85011
    Sailor Venus nods a lot! "Yup! It's a good idea!" then she sighs. "Sorry. Just. Kunzite was asking me questions and we were on a date and I didn't wanna ruin the date with leering awkwardness about the ghost of this guy who stalked me but loved me and--- you know. Complications!" she says.
    Artemis rolls his eyes again. It's surprising he isn't dizzy. He does watch. With intrest what Ace is doing though. He gains a cheesy grin.
    "Yeah?" she asks, curiously. "Oh! Are you gonna show me a card trick. Have you been practicing flash and stuff like I said? Show me!" she demands.
Daisuke Hansuke 2017-10-19 09:24:26 85012
Phantom Ace grins a little cocksure-like. "Something like. It's a game I've been practicing." he says a little. "Now watch the deck." he says. "Back and forth..." he says. Cards go from right, to left hand and back. "The game is called...."

"Fifty Two Pick Up. See. There's Fifty two cards and...."

Then he arcs them out toward's Venus and makes it blarrrrrrp the entire deck over her. "-and now you pick them up!" he says.

During that whole distraction, he's disappeared into another teleport before Venus can recover. He's done fooling around and being upset at Venus for trying not to ruin her date for one night.
Minako Aino 2017-10-19 09:27:15 85013
    Venus awks! "H-hey!" she calls out as she flails through the rain of cards and-- he's gone! "Woah! That was /smooth!/." she calls out. "DID YOU HEAR THAT YOU JERK! THAT WAS SMOOTH! DO THAT THE NEXT TIME YOU NEED TO LEAVE SOME HOT GIRL YOU SAVED ALONE IN SAFETY! IT'LL TOTALLY MAKE HER SWOON!" she yells out.
    Artemis laughs and rolls around. "Ahahaha. Let's pick them up, now. I dunno if he needs them back." he admits.
    "Why would I pick them up? I have a cat for that!" she says.
    Artemis suddenly makes a straight face. "No." he insists.
    Venus smirks at Artemis as she scoops him up and places her on her shoulder. "Come on. Let's go check some alleys for some jerks. Or Jerk Youma. Or Youmas being Jerks." she says as she leaps up onto a higher nearby building. "Sailor V, away!" she calls out.