Waiting Only Counts In Mold Cultures.

Sayaka catches up with Lacrima (In her new created identity, Maria Hanazawa!). Waiting to talk to someone only counts if you're waiting for mold to grow. :I

Date: 2018-01-09
Pose Count: 14
Lacrima 2018-01-09 23:37:30 88021
Lacrima wanted to go out. Before she stepped out of the door, she eyed her bracelet hesitantly. Maybe it was a good idea to try it out in public. The new term was beginning soon, afterall. Better to make an appearance or two here or there in public.

Establish she isn't just showing up the same day. There's a little purple flash and---

Maria Hanazawa is stepping into the Crown looking around a little in perhaps a little mock wonder. She's new here. After all. She has to fake it a little.

She does, eventually, find herself in the Fruits Crown Parlor upstairs, with a milkshake, sipping at it softly. She can't order her usual five at a time as this. It'd be odd. So five separate trips. Probably.
Sayaka Miki 2018-01-09 23:46:09 88022
The crown game center is as busy as always, even on an early weekday evening when most students should be home and studying during exam week. Sayaka however, is upstairs in the parlour, eager to finish studying for her next math test while eagerly listening to the faint sounds of videogames down below. A new DDR machine was installed recently and she is impatient to try it out. But of course she will have to pass her next test before she gets grounded again first. With a sigh, she orders a nice sweet cherry bubble tea, before settling down in front of her text book, sighing and doodling on the page. "Ugh, I think I need to see Naru-chan for some more tutoring...It's noo fun to study alone." she sighs aloud.
Lacrima 2018-01-10 00:03:05 88023
Maria Hanazawa notices a shock of blue hair and oh it's Sayaka-chan. Who's come to study. She sips her milkshake as she watches, softly eyeing the girl from her position. To pretend to be someone else. Or to come clean? Nrg. Better to. Come clean. She tip toes over and gently sights down on the seat opposite of Sayaka.

"Hello, Sayaka-chan." she says quietly. She gently looks left and right as she leans forward. "It's me. Lacrima." she says.

"This is a new identity so I can go back to school again." she says.

"Um. Name is. Maria Hanazawa." she says flatly. "Spanish-Japanese exchange student." she says as she leans back less conspiratorially.
Sayaka Miki 2018-01-10 00:05:30 88024
Sayaka Miki grits her teeth, racking her braincells as she tries to figure out the answer to the next question. "Arrrgh, I am no good at math!" she yells a bit too loudly. Whoops. Someone heard her. Hey wait, she knows her name too! Saya blinks, peering back at her curiously..Until she spills the beans. "What? You're...? Oh..." she grins, shuffling over, lowering her voice some as she glances around, "Nice disguise, Lacri-chan! I like it!" well at least she is in a relatively cheery mood today. "Maria Hanazawa-san hm? Alright, nice to meet you, Maria-chan! So...You missed school that badly?"
Lacrima 2018-01-10 00:29:07 88025
Maria softly bites her lip. "It's less about. Missing school. And wanting to do normal things again." she says softly. She shifts again a little. "It's just an identity meant for me to have a life again." she says.

A pause as she looks around again.

"An entity known as the Prince of Nightmares attacked me the other night." she says quietly. "In an attempt to probably either get revenge or hurt Ari-chan via hurting me." she says quietly.

"Maybe both. Maybe neither of those. I don't know." she says quietly.
Sayaka Miki 2018-01-10 00:32:36 88026
Sayaka Miki arches a brow at what Maria says, nodding slowly. It's probably not a good day to study anyway and so she folds her book and puts it and her notes away, leaning forward on her elbows to listen more intently to what she has to say. "Well, that's a good thing then, right? You deserve a shot at a normal life." she smiles, "I'm sure as Maria you can get a fresh start at least, right?" the rest of what she says however, causes her smile to fade quite a bit. "Prince of Nightmares? Wow, never heard of him. I suppose he showed you your greatest nightmare? Or is this someone you've met before then, if he's wanting revenge on you?"
Lacrima 2018-01-10 01:07:42 88027
Maria sits uncomfortably a moment. "It's as it says on the tin. He's the Prince of Nightmares. Bad dreams. All that, as far as I can tell." she says quietly. "Ariel-chan would know more." she says silently. "It was actually some. Shell. He was using I guess. Not as strong. Like a remote control thing." she says quietly.

"I'm okay now. After that. I don't wanna talk about what happened. Except..."

A pause. "Right. Alexis-niisan. Took up. The device. We rescued with him." she says softly.

"...so no more needing to worry about him."

"He pretty much helped suplex that thing into the dirt." she says.
Sayaka Miki 2018-01-10 01:14:53 88028
Sayaka Miki nods and smiles, "Heh, well I'm glad you got out of it in one piece. That sounds pretty nasty.." she is curious to learn more about this prince of nightmares, but it doesnt seem that Norie is willing to discuss it further. However, when Alex is mentionned, she narrows her eyes, peering intently at her. "Lex-chan...He's..Using that intelligent device? Oh..Hmm.." with a sigh, Saya leans back in her seat, pondering that. "Sooo. Is it..Okay then? He's in control now? Um..How IS he these days? I haven't exactly..Been hanging around him, lately. It's been pretty..Awkward.."
Lacrima 2018-01-10 01:20:55 88029
Maria Hanazawa shifts. "You should talk to him. I think he made some decisions." she says quietly. "He seemed better off when he came to help." she says quietly. "Like he was sure of things." she says. She shifts a bit.

"People say things when they're unsure." she says. "I know what's that like. I left because I didn't wanna do something I'd regret that day, just because Alexis-niisan was unsure." she says quietly.

"..it didn't help that I broke up with...Natsumi-chan earlier in the week that day. Well. Her mother broke us up. Whatever." she sighs a bit.

"I'm not worrying about it right now." she says quietly.
Sayaka Miki 2018-01-10 01:36:49 88030
Sayaka Miki draws a deep breath, looking away. "I...Dunno. I'm not sure what will happen between us, or what might not happen. It's...A little scary, losing someone you care about. I'm not so good with..Failure." she frowns, staring down at her clenched hands, gripping the edge of the table. "Has he..Mentionned me, at all..?" as for Lacri's own problems, Saya's frown deepens. "Her mom broke you up? Why?"
Lacrima 2018-01-10 01:48:51 88031
Maria softly frowns and shrugs. "I.. I don't know." she says. "I don't wanna talk about it. Things are complicated and all that." she says quietly as she shifts uncomfortably again. She then says...

"....Dark energy screws with peoples heads." she says quietly. "Just because the Dark Energy is gone doesn't mean it still can't screw with you." she says. "He was probably confused."

"He's probably more sure of things right now I'd guess." she says. "But you know Alexis-niisan. He's usually the tough and silent type. So he may not want to confront you either because he thinks he screwed up maybe?" she asks.

"Just. Be patient. But also talk to him."
Sayaka Miki 2018-01-10 01:54:16 88032
Saya's frown simply deepens, regarding Maria with a look of concern. But she doesn't try to pry any further. She simply shrugs. "I..See. Alright then..As for Dark energy. I guess I have had my own brush with that sort of thing. When the wraiths get in your head, it can make you feel terrible, hopeless. You get to the point where you no longer trust yourself, or others. I suppose it must be similar with Lex-chan. And I get that he'd be confused, just..."

Saya sighs softly, taking a long sip of her bubble tea as she tries to sort out her feelings. "Guess I'm just feeling paranoid, because a previous relationship I had ended in an unresolved, confusing way too. Guess I always feel like maybe I'm just letting him down all the time, like I wasn't there enough for him, or being a good enough girlfriend.

She looks back at Lacri uncertainly, "But, I dont like unresolved issues, and I dont like beating around the bush. I'm not sure what the future holds for us, but I cant keep waiting around and hoping. Guess I need to just confront this head-on. Maybe things will be..Better this time.."
Lacrima 2018-01-10 02:14:41 88033
Maria Hanazawa shakes her head. "Waiting around doesn't get results unless you're waiting for fungus or mold to grow in a lab." she says flatly.

She finishes her milkshake and gently places the glass back down. She gently shifts again. "I should. Get going. I'm trying to.. steel... myself. For a thing. Later tonight." she says silently.

Yeah she's trying to figure out what to say to Ari-chan about something still. She sighs a bit.

"Just. Please try to talk to him soon, okay? Do you want me to ask about things for you... if I see him next?" she asks silently.
Sayaka Miki 2018-01-10 02:18:13 88034
Sayaka Miki arches a brow at the mold growing thing and suppresses a smile. "Hmm Lacri-chan, I never thought you had a sense of humour. Guess you've just proven me wrong!" she smirks and shakes her head as she continues to work on her bubble tea. "Alright. Take care Lacri-chan. And if you need help with something, anything, please don't hesistate to ask me." as for Alex? She pauses to consider, then nods slowly, smiling faintly, "Sure, I'd appreciate that. Thanks."