Parental and Relation Squables Over Tea

Ami drops in on the 'missing' Makio and they talk studying, Makio's parental figures, and Ami's status in the dating relm.

Date: 2017-12-09
Pose Count: 31
Makio Ryu 2017-12-09 17:08:28 87430
It's another day of Makio trying to hide out from his parental problems... Granted, he's almost positive he'll be kicked out ANY day now at this rate. It's not that he's completely unwilling to solve his trouble with his parents either. He sighs as he adjusts the hat and glasses he's currently wearing as part of his work uniform. How in the world is he going to fix this mess?

That internal stuff aside, he's currently waiting near to the enterance for greeting any customers arrive. It's one of the busier days between it being nice out and kind of cold, so he's quite alert with his duty today! His little shounen, girl attracting butler/waiter get up is properly in place and he's standing straight...not even dusting off needed.
Ami Mizuno 2017-12-09 17:11:39 87431
Walking into the cafe, Ami spots Makio. She smiles and nods to him. "Hello, Makio," she says in a soft voice. "Rumor has it you need a hand," she adds, more quietly. Always getting to the heart of the matter, is Ami Mizuno. "Can I help at all?" She's in jeans and a light blue sweater, a darker blue scarf wrapped around her neck.
Makio Ryu 2017-12-09 17:18:15 87432
Makio Ryu is, admitably, minorly concerned that that makes two people that barely know him who recognised him in his work get up. Well, to be fair he wasn't really trying and the mahous have some advantages from the start! ...all he's done to 'hide' here is be in his work uniform and add a hat to it. It's likely only effective in the slightest against people who have no sense for magic and have seen him long enough to be shocked at his sort of formal state at current.

"Oh, wow, hey A--err Miss Ami!," he struggles with the formal talk per usual, "Would you like to be seated?" He then tilts his head slightly, somewhat more surprized that word's gotten around to her too, given they've met so little. Naru's not kidding when she says the mahou are a small community!

"Well, I could use some help, yeah...I'm not sure who would know best how to deal with my current problem but, the next step should be a lot easier."
Ami Mizuno 2017-12-09 17:20:44 87433
Ami Mizuno smiles. "Yes, I would. Can you sit with me for a moment?" she asks. "I don't know how this works." Then she tilts her head, watching him. "Okay. What's the -next- step, then?" She unwinds her soft, thick knit scarf from around her neck, and takes off her blue gloves.
Makio Ryu 2017-12-09 17:34:24 87434
Makio walks Ami to one of the free tables before gesturing for someone to take his place momentarily. If this was a normal job, he'd probably have been in trouble AGES ago, but since it's really an actual place of business covering for a mahou team's headquarters, his bosses are a bit more lenient on matters of mahouing and life issues than most bosses.

"How this works," he wonders as he sits with her, "If you mean the cafe stuff it's like a normal resturaunt where you're seated or just make an order and then we get you your order, make sure you're still doing good, that sort of thing. It only gets different if you need to reserve the ball room upstairs.

"Is there any sort of thing you want to order while you're here," he wonders before settling in to answer, "Well what I'm doing right now is trying to clear a hurdle I've had to studying properly for my future, so the step after my current problem would be doing a LOT of making up for lazy school years."
Ami Mizuno 2017-12-09 17:36:20 87435
Ami Mizuno nods, thoughtfully. "I can help you study. And will do so, happily." She considers, though, looking at Makio. "It's chilly--could I get a cup of tea?" She smiles almost apologetically. "I feel bad for making you work, even though I know it's your job."
Makio Ryu 2017-12-09 17:41:19 87436
Makio Ryu chuckles a little. "It's fine," he says with a smile, "And thanks." That said he hops up and turns in an order for the tea, and since he's sort of on break now he puts in an order for himself too. He sits back down at the table and adjusts the glasses again. Those and the hat are so awkward since he's not used to wearing such things all that often.

"The problem I'm having right now is that I don't know how to talk to my all...we get along for the most part but...discusions on stuff like this tend to explode into arguing in no time and we get no where on understanding anything, it probably doesn't help that I'm having to talk to my grand parents at the same time, so it tends to almost always become like everyone splits off to one side or another in a discussion..."
Ami Mizuno 2017-12-09 17:43:54 87437
Frowning, Ami sighs. "That must be hard," she says sympathetically, rubbing her face lightly. "I'd be frustrated, too." She frowns again, twitching her lips to one side. "What is your ideal outcome, Makio?"
Makio Ryu 2017-12-09 17:55:14 87439
Makio Ryu says, "Well, the problem is that my parents are a bit TOO supportive, and they seem to take offense that I'd have to do without their money. Meanwhile my grandparents are trying to push me to grow up more, and I really have grown up a lot just in the past 3 months. My parents and grand parents are always getting at eachothers throats about me. I agree with my grand parents though. My parents are paying away all my bad grades and it's made it where I don't feel like I HAVE to study."

That explained he gets to the actual answer. "So, what I want to work out of all this, is figuring out a way I can get my parents to stop protecting me as much from my own mistakes. I can't go out there and become anything like a marine biologist or vetrenarian if I don't actually KNOW what my grades claim I know. I'll just be an even bigger failure than I actually am now..." He sighs. "But I also don't actually WANT to alienate my family like this, it's just all I could think to do to try and make myself stop relying on thier money so much."
Ami Mizuno 2017-12-09 17:56:48 87440
Ami Mizuno nods. "So you want to learn to study, and to work on your own merits." She grins at him softly. "That's respectable, and worth your time. I'll help as much as I can, Makio."
Makio Ryu 2017-12-09 18:00:45 87441
Makio Ryu smiles agian...granted he's USUALLY smiling, so it's more like he's smiling even more. "Thanks again Ami," he says before quickly going to fetch her tea and his own hot chocolate. "I've just got to figure out how to solve this mess with my family... I have no idea how to go back home after having ran off like this. ...I was a dumby... I'm a slacker an' all but this whole rebelious thing is SO far away from me it's funny. That's probably why they're acting so worried."
Ami Mizuno 2017-12-09 18:10:03 87442
Ami Mizuno takes her tea and nods. "Well, I think you should try to find someone to mediate for you. I'd offer but... well." The bluenette is so shy most times. Sipping from her tea and giving an approving nod, she asks, "When are you going home?"
Makio Ryu 2017-12-09 18:12:53 87443
Makio Ryu takes a sip from his cup. "I don't really know, it'll need to be soon though. I'm amazed I already haven't been kicked out by my bosses, and I really don't want to get anyone else in trouble for what I'm doing..."
Ami Mizuno 2017-12-09 18:14:05 87444
Ami Mizuno smiles gently. "Then I suggest doing it as soon as you can muster the fortitude." She reaches over and gently but politely pats his hand.
Makio Ryu 2017-12-09 18:15:39 87445
Makio Ryu nods in reply. "Thanks again Ami. I'm sorry we haven't met around more before this. It sucks that we had to talk a lot for the first time about my problems like this....I are /you/ doing?"
Ami Mizuno 2017-12-09 18:17:21 87446
Ami Mizuno smiles appreciatively. "It's fine. Really. Sometimes stuff comes up. But I'm doing pretty well, thanks. Nothing really seems to be going on with me." She shrugs. "I mean, besides relationship woes, but that's what I get for dating, well, who I'm dating." She looks a bit awkward at that, now.
Makio Ryu 2017-12-09 18:18:13 87447
Makio Ryu tilts his head a little. "Eh? Did you break up with some body, or are you just having some sort of rough patch?"
Ami Mizuno 2017-12-09 18:21:36 87448
Ami Mizuno laughs, trying not to sound bitter and failing. It's only a smidge bitter, though. "My boyfriend isn't my boyfriend at the moment. We have--a strong difference of opinion, let's say."
Makio Ryu 2017-12-09 18:24:55 87449
Makio Ryu ahhs. "/VERY/ rough patch," he decides, "Sorry that things are so difficult like that." He wishes he knew some kind of words of encouragement to offer, but he's drawing a huge blank on this one. This isn't like with Sayaka where there deffinetly seems to be a LARGE hope point. This seems a lot more like a conflict he has no clear view to at all. He starts to offer to help out, but quickly closes his mouth and blushes slightly. That'd TOTALLY have come off wrong!
Ami Mizuno 2017-12-09 18:27:42 87450
Ami Mizuno smiles and pats Makio's hand once more. "I appreciate the offer, and I understand where it's coming from." She grins crookedly at him. "I mean. It's okay. It'll be whatever it ends up being."
Makio Ryu 2017-12-09 18:33:01 87451
Makio Ryu relaxes as Ami seems to get that he WASN'T trying to be like some lame alpha male type, trying to take advantage of some girl he barely knows. "I'd say you can call me if it ever gets nasty somehow, but I'm sure you've already got a lot of people you can call for that, that are WAAAAAY closer and more experianced." He's /really/ trying hard to make up for his self percived life thus far of being a total waste of space.
Ami Mizuno 2017-12-09 18:33:57 87452
"That's a very kind offer. I'll keep it in mind," Ami says gently. "I do appreciate it very much." An awkward silence ensues, and Ami sips from her cup nervously.
Makio Ryu 2017-12-09 18:40:00 87453
Makio Ryu sips from his own cup as well, not showing any air of awkwardness himself. Then again, he projects himself as a chatty, confident extrovert at MOST times. This mahou stuff of late is where he's started to open up with the fact he's actually not so confident after all. In fact, he's actually pretty convinced he's an annoyance to most everyone and ONLY good for things like swimming. "If you ever want an order ready before you show up here, you can let me know and I can have the order in for you ahead of time. I do that and deliver orders sometimes for some of the ...people like us."
Ami Mizuno 2017-12-09 18:41:03 87454
Ami Mizuno nods, relaxing. "Thank you, Makio--that's very kind. Is it okay if I come and study here, sometimes, too, instead of at the Crown? I love the Crown but sometimes it's nice to have a change of pace," she explains.
Makio Ryu 2017-12-09 18:46:38 87455
Makio Ryu nods. "Of course it's fine," he replies, "It seems like a better atmosphere for studying anyway..." It's a nice, fancy cafe styled with a ball room. It's general clientel are a bit quieter and more polite than the majority of the customers that'd be hanging at the crowne. Granted there is cross over since it also obviously draws in some of the younger crowd with it's selection of sweets...but the atomosphere tends NOT to lend itself much to outburts and excitableness. "I mean, we're actually a 'base' so, you're generally welcome to stop by for whatever, not just food or studying. Like, if you see some big animal rampaging around, deffinetly let us know, cause that's kind of our thing."
Ami Mizuno 2017-12-09 18:47:34 87456
Ami Mizuno grins. "Will do." She sips her tea and looks around again, thoughtful. "I like it here. I mean, I love the Crown, but it's... nice here."
Makio Ryu 2017-12-09 18:50:07 87457
Makio Ryu says, "Yeah, I mean...the uniform's kind of awkward, but aside from that, it's nice for a quieter time in my day. I'm working at the time, but it's still easier to think here than it is at the crown, the sea park, or even school and home."
Ami Mizuno 2017-12-09 18:51:12 87458
Ami Mizuno nods. "The uniform is something else," she says, grinning a little. "But yeah. It's a good place to think." She considers him. "Would you like to start studying here sometime soon, then?
Makio Ryu 2017-12-09 18:53:48 87459
Makio Ryu nods in turn. "I think so, yeah. ...maybe it's the piano music, or just that there's less noise in general, but I feel like I'd have an easier time focusing here too."
Ami Mizuno 2017-12-09 18:55:15 87460
"That makes sense," Ami says with a smile. "If you feel more at ease here, it'll be easier in general." She looks at her phone. "I've got to get going, but I'll be in touch, okay?"
Makio Ryu 2017-12-09 18:55:59 87461
Makio Ryu nods and gets up to take care of thier items. "Thank you for coming, I'll see you later Miss Ami!"