An Alpaca In a Curry Shop

Lacrima wants to just eat curry and bask in the company of Eilam. Eilam provides the world's biggest stuffed alpaca as a gift. It has a top hat and a bow tie! Makio also drops by. Which turns into a 'who can fluster who more' contest for some reason.

Date: 2017-11-17
Pose Count: 26
Lacrima 2017-11-17 03:57:06 86588
Lacrima wanted to get out. She had to get out. Things weren't going well. Things we're bad. She still had Alexis-niisan on her mind. Sometimes her mind went to dark places about what that woman might be doing to him. Eilam gets a text of:

I'm going to the Korma Chameleon. Would you like to join me? a pause after she sends that, she then adds.

Rather. Would you please join me...?

It's a polite way of saying 'I want to spend time with someone that gives a damn about me.'

Not that, others don't care about her. Just her usual cynical world view- and the horrible darkness riddled mess she is- places ulterior motives to things sometimes.

So she's sitting there, at a booth in the back, in plain clothes, looking a little miserable as she waits for either a negatory reply, or for Eilam-kun to show up.
Eilam Hisakawa 2017-11-17 04:07:54 86589
    At first, there was no reply. At least, not an instant one. Though after a couple of minutes her phone showed a sign of a response and it was a simple enough one.


    He was actually quite close, so she might not be waiting more than ten minutes at the most before he arrived, though he also texted her shortly after the initial response to let hoer know how long it would be. As for normal with Eilam, even his casual attire was a bit fancy. Silk dress pants, silk dress shirt, though today they were untucked. Sleeves of the shirt rolled up, tie on still, nice belt and shoes, Eilam even had his hair pulled back today as he did sometimes into the messy manbun of sorts. Though there was still a lot of it left even when bun'd. With him he seemed to have... just a large bag of some kind, from a store, which he sat down onto the floor beside Lacrima as he got close enough to lean down and offer her a light hug. Or a heavy one, should she seem to want such. "Got room for two more here?" Two? Just seemed to be him, really.
Lacrima 2017-11-17 04:16:00 86590
Lacrima really wants that hug. She really wants to hug Eilam tightly. But she's afraid she might hurt him. As Jiaying says 'Norie, I still need ribs!'. So thusly, she closes her eyes in the hug. "Thank you for coming." she mutters. "Two?..." she looks around. No one. "Yeah...." she says. "If there's a friend you're inviting." she says quietly.

She settles a bit and purses her lips. "I have. Butter chicken on order. But. If you want something more spicier I can order that too." she says quietly. "And a Mango lassi for myself. Did you also want one?" she asks quietly.

A pause. "No dragon girls this time. I promise." she says a little sheepishly. "Just me and you." she says quietly.

"Unless you're also inviting someone. That's fine." she says quietly.
Eilam Hisakawa 2017-11-17 04:26:06 86591
    Eilam takes a seat next to her and for the moment, shakes her head when offered food. "I may be hungry soon enough but at least at the moment, not so much. Though I will think about it." The remark about no dragons /was/ a relieving one. He was still trying to get used to the vampire he had a mild liking for, but dragons? Too much too soon! "Oh, no, not inviting anyone else. I got you something, though, is what I meant." The large bag was lifted up, stuffed with some paper and looking much like a gift. It really was large enough to be another person as he offered it over, despite being light. What was it? Well, inside the paper gift bag was...!

    A large stuffed fluffy soft white Alpaca with a bow and dapper little hat.

    "Thought you could use some better company than myself today, from the sound of your text message."
Lacrima 2017-11-17 04:59:47 86592
If Rashmi-chan was here, she'd never let Lacrima live down getting a big large Alpaca Stuffy in a tiny purple top hat and bow tie. She purses her lips and lifts it up and places it into the bench next to her as she gently eyes it and leans back towards Eilam and gives him another hug. "Thank you." she says quietly.

She sighs a bit.


"I don't like. Bothering people. With my problems." she says quietly. "But.... Alexis... Raskoph. I dunno if you met him. But.... he's kind of. An adopted brother." she says quietly.

"Or. We consider each other such." she says quietly. "He held a birthday party for me." she says. "But after it. He went missing." she says quieter.

"His mother is a magical person who may be doing bad things to him. She's making references to... mental adjustment. Brainwashing and things like that." she says quieter.

"It has me messed up." she says quietly. "My actual brother wants nothing to do with me. And the adopted one that chose to care about me and call me family is being held by his shitty mother." she says quietly.

She shifts again as she looks at the waitress as her chicken is delivered. She nods a bit and begins eating. Well shoveling. Food is comfort. Nomf. Nom. How she doesn't make a mess at all is some probable ancient secret ingrained in her head right now.
Eilam Hisakawa 2017-11-17 05:18:15 86593
    Eilam seemed content enough that she accepted the gift, as silly as it was intended to be. "I know... of him. They were the one who attacked your brother and likely made it all the harder to try and help bridge things." Though he didn't press the topic too much. She, of course, has full control of who she considers being with as family or friends or anything else, so even with his own ideas they weren't being pressed to be. Instead, Eilam just... listened. It was only when she started to eat that he considered respnoding.

    "I cannot... say much regarding magic or anything of that sort, though I will warn you that you may be... stepping into something you are not considering. While it is your choice in the end if you want to interfere with others, in others lives, keep in mind that also includes theme and those around you in their business." Which was to say, there was hint of concern in his voice perhaps at the notion of being caught up by proxy.
Mew Macaroon 2017-11-17 05:35:35 86595
Makio Ryu makes his way into the Korma, quietly placing a to go order for some different dishes of curry. He then sits to wait and notices a certain familiar face....with an alpaca in a top hat and bow tie? This causes him to get back to his feet, approaching the table. He totally needs to work on his manners a bit. "Hi there, adorable alpaca you dudes have dining with you," he greets, "Are you guys doing ok?" He knows that's probably a loaded question given what Lacrima's going through but, he doesn't know if there's been any changes.
Lacrima 2017-11-17 05:47:00 86596
Lacrima frowns. "Helping someone who cares about me is not... interfering." she says quietly. "I'll be careful." she says with a deep breath. She settles a bit as she's about to say something when Makio enters and then blinks a little rapidly. "Oh. Makio-san." she says quietly.

"Eilam-kun. This is. Makio Ryu. His family. Owns the Sea Park not too far away." she says quietly.

"Makio-san, this is Eilam-kun. He is... um. Ugh... um...." she's tripping over herself in wording. Stupid. Dark energy flustering.

"Boyfriend... kind of... maybe... something.. like..." she mutters and is really kind of fully blushing here now. "...He got me the alpaca. I like it. It's cute." she says softly.

"--and-and there's nothing wrong with that." she says. "It has a top hat and bow tie. Clearly. It is a classy alpaca." she says.

Like if it was an upper class or lower class alpaca would make it matter less or more.
Eilam Hisakawa 2017-11-17 05:58:24 86597
    While Eilam may have started to respond, he left the subject to drop for the moment because suddenly there was someone else. "Makio, then. I will try to remember that." he wasn't terrible at remembering things, but sometimes, he did seem to slip regarding names. There were a lot of names over his lifetime he's heard and forgotten. "And only kind of maybe something like?" Beneath the table, Eilam casually nudged at the girls ankle with his own, teasing her a little. "So will I have to do something later to upgrade from kind of maybe something like to just boyfriend? I can, you know. Can think of a few things, at least."
    Okay, now he was going out of his way to tease the flustery girl. "Maybe I should kind of maybe not tell you that there is also a matching scarf in the bottom of that bag too, underneath the cardboard lining at the bottom, as well as a note just for you - from someone claiming to be your boyfriend? Maybe I should take it out and read it myself, to know who I'm competing with."
Mew Macaroon 2017-11-17 06:02:24 86598
Makio Ryu nods in reply. "I'd like it too Lacrima," he says in agreement with her going on about there being nothing wrong with it. This is said in an entirely non-teasing or sarcastic fashion. "Nice to meet you Eilam! Please keep being a good compainion for Lacrima!" Not that he'd know enough to KNOW if he's a good companion or not, but it's sounding and looking like it. Makio is just happy Lacrima has yet another person that's there for her in her situation.

He snickers a little at Eilam's reply. Yes, this looks great so far. "Looks like you've got some work to do Eilam," he says as the discolored part of his hair crinkles up the way it does when he's fighting laughter. "I should probably leave you two be..." he says, "But then again it looks like a surprize was in order! ...still you two seem nice together, I don't want to interupt more than I already have."
Lacrima 2017-11-17 06:14:13 86599
Lacrima looks like her heart sank for a moment. But then it settles in that 'Eilam is probably kidding again' and 'Eilam knows what an emotional mess she can be at times' and this includes never knowing what to say or call him and what not. She huffs. "B--boyfriend of course! I just.. nrg... I mean... I...." she nrrrgsss and just buries her hands into her face and rubs her face.

She huffs and gently eyes the inside of the bag and digs the scarf out. Probably white with purple markings. She huffs. "It is getting cold out..." she says. Except. Cold doesn't matter to her. Neither does the heat. BUT. Looking like she's trying to act human matters. So a scarf works. She huffs a bit and eyes the letter and gently keeps it in the bag as she reads it...softly nodding. "T..thank you Eilam-kun." she says as she buries the letter.

Lacrima has gotten more flusterly. What exactly did that letter say!? Probably nothing too out there. But enough to make her blush more.

"Eilam-kun loves to tease me." she huffs at Makio. "It's okay. This isn't exactly a date." she says quietly. "I just felt alone. And wanted company." she says quietly. "Eilam indulged me. As usual." she says wryly.

"Just. Ixnay on the agicmay...?" she asks quietly. Hopefully Makio gets pig latin.

Because what Eilam totally needs right now is knowing Makio is half seal or something. That'll totally make things easier right?

Ahahhahahha No.

At least 'Seal' is an animal that actually exists. Unlike a dragon girl.
Eilam Hisakawa 2017-11-17 06:36:22 86600
    As she took the scarf out and put it on, and took to reading the note, Eilam casually reached over to adjust the scarf a tiny bit. Indeed, it was fluffy, and white and super soft like the plush, with some purple on it as decorations. And a little bowtie on the end of one side of the scarf, that he adjusted to hang just right.

    "Careful not to get it dirty with you mauling that chicken of yours. I also considered getting you a little hat to match but it would have taken too long to find, they had none ready at the time, so I refrained. If you want the hat too, I can go back and get it for you later."

    He isn't sure if she will want to strangle him for suggesting it, or secretly would love it. Hard to say. But he had no problem suggesting it. "What do you think, Makio? Would she look cute with a matching hat? All soft and fluffy and huggable. You could even hug her if you wanted, I am not the jealous type. I know I want to."
Mew Macaroon 2017-11-17 06:41:07 86601
Makio Ryu nods in reply. "Of course," he says toward Lacrima's request. He's not so hot on languages but pig latin's an easy one. And he's even already thought of a good cover if Eilam ALSO follows pig latin and wonders what in the world they're talking about. "It sounds like you picked a good person for company then, Lacrima." He was about to drop a stupid nickname he just thought up for her, but the poor girl's flustered enough.

"If I knew I was going to run into you two like this I'd have brought something from the cafe for you guys," he notes, "I came by after getting off work (well after leaving the sea park as far as they know) to get my pearents and grand parents some curry." He suddenly full on blushes at being asked such a question, totally turing around from his usual extroverted, loud, friendly, and rude seeming disposition. "W-well yeah, I'd have to agree she's cute and all, but hugging her'd be a bit much," he murmurs awkwardly.

It IS possible to make him back off a little after all!
Lacrima 2017-11-17 07:07:07 86602
Lacrima rolls her eyes. "You just couldn't help yourself, couldn't you?" she asks coyly at Eilam in a dry, deadpan manner that Eilam generally will be able to read as her 'humor' mode of talk. In that she doesn't mean it in so much as she's giving him tease and guff in turn. "Now /he's/ blushing." she huffs.

She eyes Makio. "Don't mind him." she says softly. "I like the scarf." she says softly. "Else I would not have put it on." she adds as she rolls her eyes.

"Don't worry about it Makio-san." she says quietly.

She does stop eating between words to place the bowl down and reach over to touch Eilam's hand a moment as she sighs a bit. "Thank you Eilam-kun. I mean it." she says quietly.

"And don't worry about abot not bringing anything, Makio-san. Next time." she says quietly.
Eilam Hisakawa 2017-11-17 07:13:08 86603
    "Mm hmm. Well, you did not answer about the hat." Eilam didn't accept the quiet redirection, raising her hand to kiss it lightly. "Excuse me, I will be right back. You two have fun." And with that, he slowly raised up and walked off with what looked like a slight wince towards the restrooms. Well, it's probably not /too/ hard to assume he had legitimate business and wasn't simply leaving the two be for a moment.
Mew Macaroon 2017-11-17 07:16:21 86604
Makio Ryu blinks a little as Eilam makes off to go to the restroom. "Ah, sorry," he replies, regaining his usual composure, "A hat would be fitting, especailly if she has the alpaca at the time." "And yeah, next time," he replies to Lacrima, "I'll have to get a better sense for when I'm about to stumble into people!"
Lacrima 2017-11-17 07:27:23 86605
Lacrima gently nods to Eilam. She looks to Makio and frowns a bit and looks at the Alpaca and then says with a fluster. "H--hat maybe!" she says as she huffs and then watches Eilam leave to the restroom. She sighs a bit and looks to Makio and mutters.

"I love him." she says quietly.

"....I can't. Say that. For much of anything, let alone. Someone." she says quietly.

"But. Do you know. Kukai-kun? Me and him. Switched bodies-- due to a stupid Clow Card. During that. I was able to.. think. Without the darkness choking out my emotions." she says gently. "--and so. Of the things I do know. I know that." she says quietly as she grabs at her arms softly at Makio.

"He knows about magic stuff. But he's still dealing with it." she doesn't go on about Eilam's own 'magical' condition. "Which is why I asked you not to mention it." she says.

"He's still dealing with. The last magical person he met. And. Is still coming to terms with my own condition." she says quietly.

"---don't blame yourself for that. Like I said. It wasn't a date. Don't worry about it. You're fine. If I wanted to be alone with him, I'd mentioned it." she says softly. "Okay....?"
Mew Macaroon 2017-11-17 07:37:00 86606
Makio Ryu nods slowly as he takes in what Lacrima's saying. "Ok, right, yeah, I heard about that /slightly/ from Kukai when he was dressed as you for halloween," he answers, "...well I'm not a great judge since I'm still a newer aquaintance to both of you but, so far it looks like a nice relationship. I hope this works out for you. You seem like you could really use it," He rubs at the back of his own neck a little. "It's probably wierd from someone that barely knows you, but, I'm worried about you and want to be able to see you happy more often. I just-...I like seeing people happy."
Lacrima 2017-11-17 07:47:35 86607
Lacrima frowns at Makio. "I can't be happy." she says quietly. "Please do not take that as a challenge. It's just not something I can really feel like you or Eilam or someone else can." she says quietly. "I can be comfortable, and content. However. If that makes sense." she says. "And he very much makes me feel that much." she says quietly.

She fidgets a bit. "It's why I act the way I do around him. Like. A fluster." she says quietly.

"Hard to sometimes make things connect with me. So I end up with things like earlier where I'm screwing up the relationships because. I worry too much." she snorts a bit.
Mew Macaroon 2017-11-17 07:53:34 86608
Makio Ryu gives a slight frown, but nods in reply. "If that's the best that can be done, then that'll have to be good enough for me. It's about you and what you want anyway, not me. Well, hopefully he can deal with a little worrying!"
Eilam Hisakawa 2017-11-17 08:00:18 86609
    Eilam finally returned from the restroom, sitting down with a slight mmph. "Hopefully you did not find yourself a proper boyfriend while I was gone or I might just be out of a job. Still, I think I might order something to eat now. ..." And with that, he raised back up to go get a menu and return to look it over.
Lacrima 2017-11-17 08:07:22 86610
Lacrima eyes Eilam as she purses her lips. "Welcome back, Eilam-kun." she says softly. She says, completely deadpan. "Well Makio-san tried but his hair isn't pink enough. And he didn't buy me a giant stuffed alpaca." she says coyly.

She is just guffing right now. "No. He didn't actually try. We just talked. I'm certain I'm not his type." she says softly. She gently purses her lips.

"I'd aim for something three stars. Unless you can handle spicy, Eilam-kun." she warns.

She eyes Makio a moment. Perhaps to see if she can manage to fluster him.
Mew Macaroon 2017-11-17 08:11:27 86611
Makio Ryu chuckles a little at what Eilam had to say on return. "Hah, a guy like you, having trouble from a dude like me? Hardly! I think you're good Mr. Maybe Boyfriend." He chuckles even more at what Lacrima's kidding about him trying. "Yeaaaah I'm woefully unprepared! ....woe!"

Lacrima's eyeing more seems to confuse him, though if she maintains it for any notable amount of time it would probably cause him to give a tiny awkward blush amid the confusion.
Eilam Hisakawa 2017-11-17 08:24:13 86612
    "I... I do not enjoy spicy things, no. While I can handle them perfectly well, by choice, I stay away from such." a pause, "And given I can afford whatever choice I wish..." Yeah, he's going for the completely mild/spiceless 1-star versions of stuff. If she ever cared to know /why/ she could ask. "I wonder what this chocolate beef curry tastes like." He did have a large sweet tooth. "Yes, I will probably go with that. How would you suggest I order here? Should I go order at the counter, or... ask for the waitress?" Eilam had yet to order food here, it seems. He didn't know /everything/!
Lacrima 2017-11-17 08:37:41 86613
Lacrima motions. "Order at the counter or I can ask the server over." she says. "Go for that. Get a Mango Lassi to drink. It's like a smoothie, of sorts." she says quietly. "It's what I'm having if you want a sip." she offers. She sighs at Makio and just shakes her head.

"Don't worry about it." she says to Makio.

She looks back to Eilam. "Just ask for one or two star then. Most dishes can be customized like that." she says quietly.

"I like the butter chicken." she says softly.
Mew Macaroon 2017-11-17 08:42:59 86614
Makio Ryu tilts his head a little at Lacrima telling him not to worry about it. About her looking at him like that? Why was she looking? Wait that's still worrying! STAPH! He hesitantly nods and smiles toward her in reply. "Alright...umm...yeah, either seems to work Eilam."