How'd They Get Your Brain In The Laundry

Alexis, meet Minako. Who is very, very Minako.

Date: 2017-12-19
Pose Count: 22
Stahlritter 2017-12-19 02:59:26 87681
Not everyone who goes about to the ECFH has really met Alex yet at all. It doesn't really help matters much that during his extended stay within, he hasn't actually left the room provided for him all that much (save for some tv watching and fooding).

The story behind his stay is probably known to most people at this point, though: recently saved from the clutches of his parents after the revelation that he's been subject to brainwashing and social engineering for most of his life, courtesy of his mom and dad.

It's kind of a lot to take in, which more or less explains why he's still here and... not in the best of mental shapes.

Right now, the large german boy has at least managed to bring himself out of his room again-- even if for nothing else but to at least flump on the couch with a pair of handweights to mindlessly lift up and down while he stares at the tv screen playing a rerun of an anime some people might call particularly bizarre and jarring (well, Kunzite does anyway).
Minako Aino 2017-12-19 03:07:28 87682
    Minako Aino has come to the ECFH bringing along cookies. (Chocolate Chip. Apparently, she wasn't able to get cardamon cookies and her attempt at baking them resulted in a breach of the Geneva Convention.). She tiptoes past the kitchen to deliver the bag. Then tip toes into the living room, seeing the TV. She's somewhere behind him, as she squints.

    She attempts to do one of those weird poses, hands down to her side and back bent and, she flails and falls backwards. "Ack!" she goes. She grasps onto the back of the couch and pulls herself up.

    "Those poses look like they cause back pain out the wazoooo!" she insists as she crosses her arms with a hrmph!
Stahlritter 2017-12-19 03:19:33 87683
Alex wasn't about to react to the presence of someone else within all that much, initially. But-- then there's the sudden yelp and sound of scrambling feet. That does bring him to tilting his head back in confusion to look back at a Minako, blinking his eyes.

"...What?" He asks, in simple confusion, blinking his eyes.

"...Um," he lets out uncertainly, then, after a few seconds of taking the Minako in. "...It can't be *that* bad... can it?"
Minako Aino 2017-12-19 03:25:31 87684
    Minako Aino brushes off her blouse and skirt and then falls forward over the back of the couch and sits up brushing her hair back up and acts like this is no big deal what she just did.

    "Kinda!" she says with a smile. "Hi! I'm Minako Aino. You must be um. Was the name. Alex?" she asks scratching her head. "Something about a brain washing. How'd they'd get it in the laundry machine anyways?" she asks with wide eyes at Alexis and leaning in.

    It's all according to plan.
Stahlritter 2017-12-19 03:39:23 87685
Alex doesn't look all that confused when Minako more or less rolls over onto the couch from behind it (regardless of how much danger there might be in displacing her skirt with that kind of motion).

But he DOES look extremely confused when she asks about... brains in laundry machines, and instinctively leans himself back by an inch or so when she leans closer, his own eyes going wider for a moment before he blinks rapidly.

"I... what?" He asks, before shaking his head. "N-... no, that's not what... Er..." He quickly decides to just move on. "...I'm... Alexis, yes."
Minako Aino 2017-12-19 03:45:46 87686
    Minako Aino squints and leans back, looking suspicious and leans abck with another smile. "Well you're in the right place for someone dealing with that. But I think theirs' got spun dry properly." she asides with a soft series of nods.

    "Nah I know what you actually mean by the brainwashing stuff." she offers. "How you dealing? Oh? Are you re-learning stuff through shounen anime?" she asks with wide eyes as her face turns back to the TV. "And weight lifting?" she asks.
Stahlritter 2017-12-19 04:00:25 87687
"I... right, okay..." Alex murmurs when the assurances of her actually just messing around comes along, and he lets himself nod. Though at her questions, he snaps his eyes to the tv, briefly. "What? Er, uh... No, no, I just... Needed background noise and..." A hand puts one of the weights down in favor of reaching for the remote and turning down the volume on the thing. "...And I just like this show okay. Sue me."

He eyes the weights in his hands, then, at her followup question. "...Kinda, I guess. I mean... I was in some freakin' tube for almost a month. Didn't do good for my mobility and strength, staying floating there in perfect stillness. I could barely walk when I first woke up here afterwards, ou know?"
Minako Aino 2017-12-19 04:09:48 87688
    Minako Aino leans forward. "So who are you?" she asks. "I mean magically. It's okay if you don't want to tell me." she says with a wink. "Me. I'm..... Sailor V!" she crosses her arms. "The very same! My cat isn't with me right now though. Also. Sailor V doesn't do weird poses like that." she says pointing to the TV.

    "Also. The actual name is Sailor Venus. Sailor V was a secret codename for Sailor Venus. See. I'm REALLY clever like that. No one could know Sailor V was Sailor Venus." she insists loudly.

    "...except Mamoru." a pause. "And Usagi. and Rei. and..."

    "Okay but it was clever enough." she says with a hrmph, even though Alexis probably hasn't stated any sort of negative at her.

    "A tube huh? It's always some. Tube. or Pod. or Wishy Washy chair." she says brushing her bangs a bit as she moves to. Sit upside down on the sofa now. "If you watch it upside down it looks like they're trying to lean back up to the ceiling to stay upwards and not fall to the floor!" she says at the TV.
Stahlritter 2017-12-19 04:19:20 87689
At least Alex doesn't flinch this time when Minako leans over, but he does blink with widened eyes at the question that follows. "Er-- what?" He lets out in confusion first, but then with a quiet 'oh' he shakes his head. "I er... No one," he answers, ruefully. "I mean... magically. Because I'm not... magic."

"Like. At all. Except for that one time I was a vampire but... I got better."

He neglects to comment on the matter of the identity of Sailor V, though. For reasons.

He snorts at her thoughts on Tubes and such, though, and turns a brief look back to the TV. "Yeah, well... I guess it is pretty stereotypical scifi. ... Apparently I spent a lot of time in one of those through my life. It's..." He shakes his head. "...Honestly. I don't think I'm dealing at all. I don't know--"

And then she's suddenly swinging around to sit upside down on the couch.

His brow twitches.

"I... right... I guess?"

Alex apparently has no idea how to deal with a Minako, apparently.
Minako Aino 2017-12-19 04:27:36 87690
    Alexis not knowing how to deal with a Minako is the usual reaction. He isn't special or disabled in this specific case! A pause she shoots back up right. "OH! You we're the guy that got vampired by Laccy!" she says. "Right?" she asks.

    "I need to seek her out. See." she whispers conspiratorily.

    "I heard her girlfriend broke up with her and looooove is totally my speciality." she winks. "I'm Venus after all! I'm totally a love goddess. I can prove it if I can find love for a vampire."

    "I haven't seen her since the Halloween debacle though." she leans a little with a blink.

    "So you're not magical? That's weird." she says.

    "I bet you're secretly bizzare pose-kun." she asides in a conspiratorial whisper.
Stahlritter 2017-12-19 04:38:24 87691
"...I am, yes," Alex confirms with a quiet grunt in his throat. Not a particular time he really likes to remember all that much.

The mention of Lacrima's girlfriend breaking up with her, though? That causes him to wince with a sudden pang of guilt. "I... didn't know about that," he admits. He turns his head to look downwards, for a moment.

Then he twitches slightly in not-quite-irritation. "...No, I'm not magical," he insists. "How is that weird? Most people aren't. I just know about magic, that's all. ... I mean, I guess my folks were going to turn me into... something, but the procedure Mercury had to do to fix me had the side-effect of completely ruining that bit. So there you go.

And then that whispered suggestion, and his eyes go wider in bemusement again. "B-... bizarre pose-kun...?"
Minako Aino 2017-12-19 04:46:53 87692
    "Well, Dark Energy beings are kinda like...." she tries to think about this and tap her bottom lip in thought. "I mean you were one so you should know!" she insists. "She probably doesn't wanna bother anyone with a problem like that because she thinks it's stupid and she's angry or something." she says.

    "Well you were magical so that counts! Former Magical Boy Bizzare Pose-kun!" she says.

    "Yeah! Like. I bet you could do THOSE poses." she says pointing to the TV. (Even though the show has been over for the past five minutes maybe.)

    She then tries to do another pose, and flounders back to the ground. "See I can't do it! You try!" she says as she crawls back up.
Stahlritter 2017-12-19 05:00:31 87693
"I don't think I was properly magical at all outside of that whole vampire incident..." Alex points out. "And even that was... kind of a special circumstance."

"I'm not--" He pauses briefly, and peeks towards the hallway that leads to the various bedrooms including the one give nto him. The one where he's stashed Kriegsfauste. "...I'm not fated to have something like that.

Then she's hopping up from the couch and... trying to make a pose and urging him on.

The german boy jus tkind of... stares at Minako with absolute bemusement for what seems like forever.


"Okay, fine..." He says, and brings himself stnading up, setting the handweights down on the couch for the time being.

"Like..." He lets out, and slowly arches his back slightly forward and tilts his hips to the side, thighs moving to close in together with his feet spread out-- one arm stretched out to the back and side, with his other hand brought up towards his face, fingers spread out just in front of his lower face. "...This?"
Minako Aino 2017-12-19 05:09:41 87694
    "How was it special?" she asks. "Lots of people are magical. Not everyone. But there's lots of different ways. Yours just involved being bit by a vampire or something." she says.

    "I'm sure it was an accident and she's very sorry or something, too!." she says.

TShe eyes Alexis's pose. "Right! That!" she says. She tries another pose, and falls down towards the couch.

    Jojo poses are not happening for her. "See I can't do them and I am the best at everything." she says loudly. "DID YOU HEAR THAT KAZUO. I AM THE BEST AT EVERYTHINGWE'REGOINGOUTONTHATDATELATERSTILLRIGHT!?" she asks into the cavity of the entire apartment.

    Kazuo isn't here though. Too bad! \o/.
Stahlritter 2017-12-19 05:21:57 87695
"It was just... complicated," Alex insists. "I'm not... angry at her or anything though, you know? And she didn't actually... Er..." Suddenly, he figures that maybe it's best not to argue abotu wether or not Norie bit him to turn him into a vampire.

But alright, he reaction to him posing does actually cause a faint hint of a smile to start twitching along his lips. "What about--" He goes on then, and shifts his pose along. Straightening up first, with his back arching more blatantly, hips butted out back with his hand pressed to his arched waist.

It's kind of ridicilously model-like for someone who usually leans towards overt testosterone poisoning. This is the kind of thing that happens when Minako comes along, apparently.

He blinks even more rapidly when she YELLS INTO THE HEAVENS (or rather, the rest of the apartment) for a Kunzite's attention. Or something.

"Uuuuuh," he lets out, sheepishly, as he straightens up, and looks to the left. To the right. "...I can tell him you can totally do those poses," he offers then. "If you want."
Minako Aino 2017-12-19 05:34:06 87696
    Minako waits for a moment. "Poo. He isn't here. I bet he's off standing in a corner drinking coffee soemwhere else for a change." she shrugs. "It's okay. I'll find him and hug him later." she says.

    She eyes Alexis. "Nah. Tell him I stink at it." she says. "IF HE asks." she asides. Qualifiers! Always!

    She head tilts. "How exactly do you know the vampire anyways? She seems to hate pretty much everyone. Me! I mean she hates me! How can anyone hate /me/!?" she asks, arms wide like this is the world's problem.
Stahlritter 2017-12-19 05:43:58 87697
"...Sure, okay," Alex allows easily enough, tone surprisingly sheepish all of a sudden. And that's about all that he needs to say about the matter Kunzite, apparently.

As for the vampire? He looks off sheepishly to the side again, hand coming up to rub at the back of his head for a moment. "...Well... she kinda... treats me like a replacement brother, I guess?" He murmurs. "It's... hard to explain, you know?"
Minako Aino 2017-12-19 05:54:44 87698
    Minako Aino leans in "Replacement brother?" she seems to think. "OH! At the Halloween Party thing. Right. Her brother was. Possessed by some weird vampire guy. Apparently." she says. " that wasn't you, but the other guy." she says. "Okay right!" she beams.

    She says. "Why a replacement thou?"

    A pause, a gigle! "Did the old one break?" she asks. "I mean. I just taken my brothers back to the store and return them." she says a little with a grin.

    "But more seriously. What's up with that? I mean. THe vampy is never gonna tell me if I go ask her."
Stahlritter 2017-12-19 06:04:03 87699
"...What?" Alex asks with a blink of rapid confusion at the whole halloween party debacle. "I... didn't hear about that. And I'm not... *that* guy, at all. No."

Slowly, he folds up his thick arms, with a frown twisting his features. "...Her blood brother is a right proper asshole," he grumbles. "That's all there is to it really. He just outright rejected her for nothing more than being what she is when she can't help it."

"So fuck him."
Minako Aino 2017-12-19 06:26:27 87700
    Minako Aino huhs. "Huh. I didn't know that. Now I feel less bad for that girl punching him out to get him back to normal." she says. "Because he got decked so hard that whatever controlling him got punched out! It was great!" she says.

    "Yeah she had a Halloween Party in her spooky manor it was fun!" she says. "I wasn't invited but I came anyways." she winks.

    She gently sits back down.
Stahlritter 2017-12-19 06:35:50 87701
"... That must have happened while I was still in the tube," Alexis mutters with a glance sent sheepishly off to the side. "Last thing I remember before then was her birthdya party. That was... Pretty sure that was before the Halloween party."

He lets out a heavy sigh.

"Look-- I'm sorry I'm not exactly. Good for conversation right now. I'm kinda... dealing, you know? Or trying to, anyway."
Minako Aino 2017-12-19 06:38:54 87702
    Minako Aino grins. "Hey you dealt with me better than a lot of people! I swear!" she says. She hops up. "But this is mostly an act because it lulls people in a false sense of security." she insists.

    She leans down and whispers. "Because me and Kunzite think alike you see." she says with an eye gleam as she leans back up and smiles. "Okay!" she says.

    Then she turns around and then back. "Right tell Kunzite I'm sorry there's no cardamon cookies! The shop was out and what I made was probably some sort of war crime when it came out of the oven!" she smiles and then begins to scamper off as quickly as she came earlier.