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Date: 2018-03-10
Pose Count: 44
Lacrima 2018-03-10 19:08:30 89310
Lacrima has been meaning to drag Takashi out to the Korma to meet Rashmi and also get some good food. THUSLY. She has been insisting today that Takashi get out of the lab. She threatens to not make her go in there and drag him out and he knows the dark energy flooding won't bother him like it will say, Hannah Sharpe or any other number of people that try this.

IT IS Good natured tugging though. When Takashi relents, she'll go ahead and send a text to Rashmi-chan to let her know that she is coming with Taka-sama. Which basically means.

'Bring out the best'. She and Takashi will be making their way shortly. Even horrible dark energy infused scientists can't subsist off dark energy alone.
Takashi Agera 2018-03-10 19:15:11 89311
Takashi knows, on some level, that he probably should get out and see sunlight; it's just that he's always in the middle of something, some experiment, some plan, some program, some upgrade. And this leads to him spending more and more time in UMBRA until someone forces him to remember what the sun feels like.

And today that someone is Lacrima, and he has to admit it's nice to get out and stretch his legs. "Didn't realize how long I'd trapped myself in there." he admits to her as they walk down the street. "So, where are we headed?"
Rashmi Terios 2018-03-10 19:17:09 89312
On the outside, to the jaded, Dark-infused eye, the Korma Chameleon is a perfect example of everything that is wrong with normal society. It's bright-looking, and the sign features an aggressively adorable chibi-chameleon, probably named Korma-kun or something ridiculous. As they get closer, 'Karma Chameleon' is even playing softly from speakers hidden under the awning. *Seriously.*

Inside, however, the decoration is completely different. Warm reds and oranges and yellows, dark-colored tableware, a melange of spices almost never found in typical Japanese curries... Somehow, the Chameleon manages to take a deeper color palette, and make something inviting and friendly out of it. Perhaps that's why even at lunch on a Saturday, the store is doing a decent amount of business. Not, perhaps, the standing-room-only crush that might be found at a dinner rush, but there are a good amount of people here, and by all accounts seem to be enjoying themselves a lot.

Having received the text, Rashmi is in her spare Korma jacket, a bright smile on her face and menus under her arm. One can only imagine why it pleases her so much to play waitress for her friends, but, by now it's practically reflex.
Makio Ryu 2018-03-10 19:21:58 89313
Having taken a break from studying, school, and work (of both types), Makio is already showing up at the Korma himself. The guy isn't used to putting in so much effort, so he really needed to just be a slacker for now. One of the best meals he could think of for taking some time off was a nice, big plate of curry! He's even debating getting adventerous with something spicier than normal.

Seeing Rashmi already waiting up for someone, he offers a wave and peers around curiously. "Hey, is it usually like this on Saturday lunches?"
Lacrima 2018-03-10 19:24:37 89314
Lacrima looks towards Takashi, she's in her bussiness suit because she tends to not walk into UMBRA without out. Also she was in the lab today working on something. Probably nothing terrible. Nothing //terrible// usually comes out of Lacrima's labspace. It's all. Field study and sample taking and stuff not 'really' scientist like and more researcher like.

"This place. It's the Komra Chamelon. Rashmi-chan works here. Well. Works here is a strong word. Her family owns it and she works here because of that." she says.

"...I'm pretty sure she's met you as Riventon." she says. "I don't think she hides things though." she says. She opens the door and the long haired purple haired, purple eyed girl waves. "Hello!" she says. With just a smalllll tiny smile. Tiny emotional steps.

"...Oh. Makio-kun is here too..." she mutters as she taps her bottom lip. "Nrgh..."
Takashi Agera 2018-03-10 19:28:13 89315
Takashi almost has to shade his eyes from the exterior decor, and gives Lacrima a sort of questioning sideye - but goes along with it. The interior decor is a welcome relief, as he was genuinely afraid it'd look like a carnival inside.

"Is the food good?" is his first question - he looks a little bit less well dressed than Lacrima, wearing the Infinity uniform - albeit a little wrinkled - yes, on a Saturday even. It wasn't terribly uncommon for Infinity students to wear them, anyways.

"Even if they know me as Riventon, as long as they don't make trouble I won't finish it." he notes to Lacrima. He owes her a few favors, this can be one.
Rashmi Terios 2018-03-10 19:36:49 89316
"Sometimes," Rashmi admits to Makio, grinning. "Little more busy than some days, less than others. Resturant business, y'know. C'mon, I'll give you a seat." Leading the boy to a spot with a good sightline to the kitchen door -- hey, some people like seeing glimpses of the cooking staff at work -- she leaves the boy to ponder the menu... just as Lacrima and Takashi enter.

"Lacchan!" she says, brightening a few shades. "Good to see you again, you're looking good! And, your friend is....?" This last, said with the sort of look that most in the mahou business tend to interperet as 'I know your codename but I don't know your real name so just hand me whatever and I'll roll with it.'
Makio Ryu 2018-03-10 19:40:31 89317
Makio Ryu waves in greeting to Lacrima and Takashi as well. Granted, he's met Takashi in passing all of once, but this sort of thing is still completely in character for the 'cyclops'. With Lacrima's reaction he rubs at the back of his neck slightly. "I can sit off on the other side of the room somewhere if you need me to," he offers a touch awkwardly. He's met with Lacrima just enough to get that she's not exactly extroverted like him, so she probably only wants to be around specific people. Not just that, but he knows enough about her and Taka from other sources to know that they might not feel comfortable around him for even deeper reasons than a little social awkwardness. In any case, the blunette boy's still greeting them with a smile.

"Ahh, business seems good then," he replies to Rashmi's answer, quickly sitting where she's lead him. Goodness knows, for as well as the Mew Mew does, it deffinetly has it's dead times. "Thank you," he'd add in reguards to her doing her thing as she's off to speak to the others.
Lacrima 2018-03-10 19:43:33 89319
Lacrima eyes Takashi. "The food here is excellent." she says softly. Lacrima nods a bit, as she enters and regards Rashmi's question.

"This is Takashi Agera. He is a co-worker and a friend." she says softly. She looks over to Makio and gives a wave, as she looks to Takashi. "Makio's family owns a sea park in town." she says in a whisper. "Magical. Him. Not the park." she says lowly, more whisper-like as she moves back away and nods to Rashmi-chan. "Is here good?" she motions to an empty table/booth.

She looks back to Makio. "It's fine. Sit wherever you wish. I was just noting." she says softly.
Takashi Agera 2018-03-10 19:47:09 89320
"Takashi Agera." he says, with the same sort of look. He can't, after all, call a new aquaintance by the first-name basis that Lacrima gave him earlier. "An... interesting place you have here but I hear the food is good."

Takashi is actually, surprisingly chill with everyone here for now. Interactions on various levels in civilian form with people he's fought have become a strange sort of norm on occasions. As long as it's not Makoto.

He nods back to Makio, politely, as Lacrima gives him the bit of information. And then he follows Lacrima to slide into the booth across from her.
Rashmi Terios 2018-03-10 19:53:11 89321
"That's what I thought," Rashmi says, dipping a bow of greeting Taka's way, before following the pair to their booth. "Pleased to finally meet you, Agera-san. I'm Rashmi Terios, I'll be your waitress today. And we like to think the food is good, but it might take a little explanation. My parents met in West Bengal, and that's where most of the recipes come from. Which means lots of fish and lamb dishes, and mustardseed is in just about everything. If that's a problem just let me know, we've got plenty of options for just about every food allergy we come across."

With that, she grins. "If you'd prefer, just tell me what kind of things you like, and how spicy you want it, and I'll try and guess what'd work best?" Turning her head to look at Makio's table, the redhead flips to another page in her pad. "Also Ryu-san, did you want something to drink before you ordered?"
Makio Ryu 2018-03-10 20:00:57 89323
Makio Ryu says, "A green tea is fine," Makio responds to Rashmi's question as he eyes over the curries indecisively, "Oh, and can I go ahead and put in an order for the neuclear veggies?" He isn't really a spicy food eater generally but, it's nice to try new things. "Sorry in advance if I can't take it."

He'd also peer curiously toward where the other two were sat amidst looking at his menu. The guy isn't TRYING to watch them though, so he rather insistantly refocuses on looking over the curries. Makio isn't here to be /that/ guy, and he has no ambitions of being /that/ guy. There will be no getting into anyone's business unless it is /called/ for, and it certainly isn't."
Lacrima 2018-03-10 20:09:09 89324
Lacrima nods matter of factly at Rashmi's explanation. "There's a special curry challenge but that has to be ordered in advance because they need to shut the whole restaurant down. I know two people that have done it." she says. "One doesn't listen very well." she says with a sigh.

"But you're probably not interested in that. I'd go for. Medium. Curry should be spicy." she says flatly.

"It's very good and authentic though. Not the Japanese style of curry we have here. I mean. They do have that too." she says quietly.

She eyes Makio. "Makio-kun how have you been?" she finally asks. She does eyes Takashi a moment, before she puts in her order for the Lamb Korma, at a high-medium. Spicy but not all heat and flavorless because of it.
Takashi Agera 2018-03-10 20:13:38 89325
"Hmmm." Takashi muses. "I'll take a soda to start - coke, pepsi, I would bet you have one or the other?" he offers with a half-smile. He waits for Lacrima to order, before picking up.

"I don't think... I've ever had lamb. A medium lamb korma, then?" he offers. He almost doubles Lacrima's order but decides to take it one step at a time; if he likes it he can always come back, ne? And no sense in heading for the challenge curry before he's tried what they consider medium, given the trouble. Even if it's hard for him to back down from anything labelled a challenge.
Rashmi Terios 2018-03-10 20:28:11 89327
"So that's a four-star vegetable mix and green tea for Ryu-san," Rashmi says, scribbling on her pad. "And two Lamb Korma -- one two-star, one three -- for Lacchan and Agera-san. I'm going to assume naan for all three of you, and Agera-san I'll bring out your Coke, but you'll probably want a lassi too if you're not used to spice. Lassis are really popular, since the yogurt helps mitigate the spice, and we have mango, coriander, saffron, and lychee. ...To be honest the lychee's really just 'cos Mami managed to get some jackfruit in a couple weeks ago and it really took off, but there's no way to grow one on the roof like mami does with the spices, so. Anyway. Also Agera-san, Lacchan, if you don't mind I'll ask Papi to come up with a surprise side dish for each of you, okay? You can share them if you like."
Makio Ryu 2018-03-10 20:29:27 89328
Makio Ryu smiles toward Lacrima's question. "I've been fine, just really tied up with studying since I started trying to make up for all my slacking off at school," he admits, "I decided to take today off before I burned out or something, back to trying to pay for my laziness first thing tomorrow though." "How've things been for you," he wonders. His experession shows a slight bit of worry as he asks, as he can only remember having run into her once since the time that her brother was recovering in the ECFH. "And you too," the bluenette aims toward Agera with a deal LESS consern, for having only met the guy in passing all of once ever, by comparison.

"Oh, sorry, I decided finally," Makio adds, "Some Meen Moilee for my main dish please...and actually, a lassis too, now that you mention it. Might as well help out with that lychee. Naan's good, yes, thank you."
Lacrima 2018-03-10 20:40:27 89329
Lacrima 'ohs!'. "Also, a mango lassi for me please." she says with widened eyes. Yes she wants that a lot. A super large one. ~_~. She loves her lassi.

She nods to Takashi. "She's right. Yogurt drink. Will help with the heat." she asides.

She nods to Rashmi-chan. "That's fine." she says. She looks to makio and nods. "I'm.... okay." she says hesitantly. "Right.. Takashi-sama." she says as she says quietly. "There was. Something that happened. The other month." she says as she starts digging for something in her pocket. Before bringing out an Eclipse branded tablet and slide it over. "Not confidential information. But..." she motions.

The tablet will show various readings of her energy state. It's usual erratic. Up until a month ago. Where it goes one day from 'very erratic' (a bad time.), to suddenly stable in a manner more in line with a 'dark energy infested human' than 'horrible dark construct youma' like before.

"I can go into detail. If you want. Not. Really. Private information." she mutters. "But I haven't had a good way to bring it up either." she says meekly. "-and. I'd rather not worry or bother you when you work for personal issues like that." she says.

"But we can also just eat and enjoy the food otherwise." she says.
Makio Ryu 2018-03-10 21:04:00 89330
There is some sort of text tone before Makio peers at his phone. This action is swiftly followed by a sigh and thudding his head carefully on the table. "Looks like I need to come back for that later," he states, "Problem at work with some little bird dude or another. I'll pay now and hurry back once I am done." With that, Makio would hurriedly pay a bit extra for the trouble before making his exit.
Takashi Agera 2018-03-10 21:11:52 89331
Takashi shares the lack of concern right back to Makio - he knows he's magical, but he doesn't know him personally. Still, being trapped in various scholastic repsonsibilities is something he knows.

He turns to nod to Rashmi. "Thank you. And... I'll be happy to accept the special dish with gratitude." he adds with a slight, seated bow. Then he turns to Lacrima... and takes the tablet.

There's some murming and hmming as he looks over it. "I'm surprised... you both didn't tell me and your bracelet didn't tell me. Was I really that deep in the lab?" He reaches up and scratches the side of his head. It doesn't surprise him, but still...

"Your personal issues are important, to me." he says after a pause.
Lacrima 2018-03-10 21:32:19 89333
Lacrima rubs her face. "So. There's this. Person. His name is The Prince of Nightmares. Do you remember that unicorn?" she asks quietly. "On the train? Her name is Ariel. The person took her mother from her, and turnt her against dreams. So we had to chase him and her and get her back through the dreamworld. He also tried to destroy the waking world by weakening the barrier between the dreamworld and the real world." she says. "She's a friend. A close. Friend." she mutters with a blush that suggests she feels different than her words, but isn't getting into it right now.

"Anyways. He came after me- with some sort of weird copy of himself. Not as powerful but. Ripped a hole in me. Caused me to start eating myself. Unpleasant." she asides. "Ariel-chan. Cried on me. Unicorn tear. Should had killed me. Fixed whatever it the Prince did instead. But... felt different. Feel different." she asides.

"I have some positive emotional capacity back. But it's very low." she says quietly.

"For now." she asides. "Still pretty sure I need the bracelet. Still a dark energy construct. Still have the problems associated with that." she asides.
Takashi Agera 2018-03-10 21:46:34 89334
Takashi's brow furrows. "The hor- I mean yes, I remeber the unicorn." He stops himself from denegrating Lacrima's friend-or-more. For now. They're not fighting.

"But it's good to hear that something has changed for the better even after all of that. Maybe I should've been there. On the other hand given my abrasiveness maybe it's good that I wasn't?" he asks, a bit perplexed himself.

"I wish I could have seen what the tear did. Energy-wise. Maybe something to emulate? I get the feeling she isn't keen on letting me experiment though so I'll have to shelve that idea."

For now.
Rashmi Terios 2018-03-10 22:02:38 89335
It's not long after that, that Rashmi bustles out of the kitchen, laden tray in hand and carried with the smooth balance of someone rather used to balancing a heavy weight on one arm. "Okay!" she chirps as she approaches the table, first setting down the drinks. A large class of pale-yellow smoothie-adjacent liquid for Lacrima, and a Coke and a smaller, pastel green lassi for Taka. Then come down the kormas; the difference in spice is almost subtle, Lacrima's being a deeper orange-red than Takashi's, and the aroma wafting up from hers stings the eyes a fair bit more. Then, plates of what look like oilier, slightly-puffier tortillas set in front of each, and finally she clears her throat, getting back into tour guide voice. "Okay! So your side dishes.

Taka receives a plate of pale-yellow potatoes covered in a sauce laden with -- not readily identifiable -- stringy things. "Agera-san, this is potatoes and mashed banana-flowers, cooked with mustard oil, garlic, ginger and spices. Papi always keeps some on hand, because it takes a bit of work to make and people here don't usually order much of it. Lacchan..." The imoutopire gets a bowl of very chunky somethings, in a thick pasty yellow sauce. "This is some of the last of the jackfruit I was talking about; you can eat it pretty much any time, and when it's not ripe like this it's actually a weirdly good substitute for meat. Right down to the taste, people say it tastes like pulled pork. But it's vegetarian, so.... Enjoy! And, um.... d'you mind if I sit with you and have a snack? Only I don't actually work here, I just like to help out and I usually just credit the service to one of the regular workers anyway, so people don't mind."
Lacrima 2018-03-10 22:13:29 89336
Lacrima nods softly. "You can sit down. I brought Takashi-sama here to meet you after all." she says quietly. "Aswell as talk about those issues." she says quietly. She does eye Takashi though. "I do not think Ariel would want to be studied, no. But you can study... um...." she huffs a bit. 'You can study me all you like' suddenly sounds like a come-on to her- and you can see it in her blush. "You can study the after effects on me all you want." she says. It's odd catching things like that now. Like she used to. When she was human.

She looks down to the Jackfruit as she purses her lips. She gently will wait on them as she begins on her lamb curry. Delightfully hot and tasty as always.

She does look up. "Do you wish to talk about anything about yourself, Rashmi-chan?" she asks softly. Trying to break the ice between Taka and Rashmi to start discussion. She knows Taka isn't gonna say much otherwise. Somehow.
Takashi Agera 2018-03-10 22:46:07 89337
Takashi sniffs his food inquisitively. It smells good. Each thing in its own way. And Takashi does appreciate well cooked food, having experimented with food-as-a-science on his own. "Please, feel free to have a seat." he says to Rashmi. Whether this is out of politeness or honesty isn't clear.

He takes a taste and his eyes somewhat brighten. "Tastes even better than it smells." Then back to Lacrima. "Yeah, I'm sure if it made changes to your signatures I can check on those. And maybe extrapolate." Then he pauses and looks at Rashmi when Lacrima asks her.
Rashmi Terios 2018-03-10 22:53:33 89338
"Well," Rashmi says, setting down a plate of oily, triangular fried wraps, a cup of deep red tea and sliding into a chair, "I mean, aside from the normal-girl stuff, I'm not really sure what to talk about. I mean I mostly know you by reputation, Agera-san, but I'd really rather keep my opinions based on what I see happen myself, y'know? So... Other than one day I hope to sit on the Diet, Iunno what to talk about offhand. ...Well I mean that, and you won't have to worry about getting banned from here if there's trouble somewhere else, Lacchan can vouch for that."
Lacrima 2018-03-10 23:03:22 89339
Lacrima iterates. "Rashmi-chan thinks of this place as neutral ground, is what she's saying." she says quietly. "She's aware of some stories. Rashmi-chan likes making observations for herself, as she just said." she says as she digs into the food. "....Rashmi-chan understands we might not always be on the same side of a conflict." she says quietly.

"She's a lot like some others in that way." she says, as she continues eating. "Also her family cooks the best authentic curry in the city I think." she says softly with a series of nods.
Takashi Agera 2018-03-10 23:08:48 89341
Takashi shrugs. "Well, regardless of anything else, the curry really does speak for itself." He pauses. "Much like my reputation, I guess. I could try to refute the stories or inflate them, but it doesn't really matter. I'm sure at some point you'll see for yourself."

He gets a bigger than before spoonfull of curry which is quickly chased up by some of the green drink. "If you see me come back here, it's to eat, not to fight. The food is good, and I can start trouble anywhere in the city so why ruin my invite here." There's a twinkle in his eyes, there.

"The Diet, huh? That's a lofty goal."
Rashmi Terios 2018-03-10 23:13:54 89342
"Well, I like to argue, and I want to help as many people as I can. Politics just seemed like a natural fit," Rashmi answers, grinning. "Stumbling over the whole magic thing's kind of put a wrinkle in that plan, but I don't see why I should give it up. So seriously, don't worry; step in this door, you'll be a customer, and besides you're Lacchan's friend. That'd be enough to make me give you a chance, anything else aside. But... I hope you're not offended if I don't offer to trade Device formulas, considering."

The redhead takes a bite of her food, revealing a steaming package of ground beef, vegetables, rice and spices.
Lacrima 2018-03-10 23:24:46 89345
Lacrima eyes the jackfruit and takes a bite and she chews it for a bit, as she makes a slight odd face, but swallows. She does'nt say anything good or bad about it accept try another bite. She's eating it at least.

"I think that's acceptable. Being friendly and polite and being able to talk someone doesn't nessacrily mean full cooperation." she says quietly.

"Speaking of which...." she eyes Takashi.

"Speaking of which." she says. "I need to have a talk with you, but in private." she says. "Sailor Venus visited me. And by visited me. I mean. Steal my favorite period dress and threaten it while interrogating me about things." she says a little upset. But more upset at Venus than anything.
Takashi Agera 2018-03-10 23:45:34 89349
"Trading's not so much my thing." he notes, almost with a casual level of dismissal - before he smiles. "But we don't really have to get into that over dinner. Not quite the right subject for the location, you know?" he says, and then eats some more of the curry.

"That sounds like the exact opposite of cooperation." his brow furrows again. "What did she want to interrogate you about?" Here, Takashi's curiosity is absolutely genuine.
Rashmi Terios 2018-03-10 23:48:33 89350
In the middle of sipping her tea as Lacrima drops that bomb, Rashmi looses a strangled sound, setting her cup down and coughing until her lungs are clear. "She what?" the redhead says, eyes wide behind her glasses as she stares at Lacrima. "That's ridiculous!" There's a subtle difference to her tone, there; what might sound like 'oh come on, Venus? Pfff, she'd never' instead has a very clear sound of 'How could she do something like that, that's horrible!'

Puffing her cheeks out for a moment, she sits back in her chair, frowning. "...Yeah I'll definitely have a talk with her. I can't guarantee she'll listen, but, that's not right."
Lacrima 2018-03-10 23:52:25 89351
Lacrima eyes Rashmi and gives an apologetic look as she leans in to Takashi's ear so she can talk more quietly where she can't hear properly. "Something about a clone of Mamoru?" she mutters. "I have no clue what she's talking about but she thinks you're involved in something." she says. "-and I think she thought I was involved?" she sits back down proper and shrugs a little softly.

She looks to Rashmi and frowns. "It could had been worse, she could had been threating me personally. Still, Mamoru fronted the bill at least. The dress is old, and authentic. I had to take it effectively to a museum-style restoration practice to get it fixed." she mutters.

"Old, Authentic Victorian era fancy dresses aren't easy to come by in wearable condition." she asides.

She eats more of her food.
Takashi Agera 2018-03-11 00:00:55 89355
Takashi wrinkles his nose. Internally, he's annoyed for an entirely different reason, but externally, he keeps reasonably smooth. "Does she really think that on my list of things I want in this world is a second Mamoru? Ew." he states, bluntly.

"I always thought she was the least stable of the girls, but that just proves it." he notes, before busying himself with the food to let that sink in.

"I bet. Did you get the dress back safe, or do I need to expense you one? Can you like, ebay one or do we need to go do some field acquirement?" Then he turns to Rashmi.

"Sorry about suddenly jumping to that, it's just it shocked me."
Rashmi Terios 2018-03-11 00:03:55 89356
"It's all right," Rashmi says, smiling faintly and waving a negligent hand. "But thanks for the apology. And Lacchan, I bet you had to get lectured by the restoration people when you got it done, too..." She purses her lips, and nods again. "Yeah. Definitely gonna have to have a talk with her. If I'm lucky, I can get her to leave you alone for good, but I hope an apology would be nice?"
Lacrima 2018-03-11 00:11:52 89358
Lacrima scoffs. "She used /steaks/ and the juice to stain it. Because she has this odd fascination with vampires. and steaking me... them." she mutters. She shakes her head. "I already have it at the restorers. I didn't get a lecture. I could had paid for it myself." she says quietly.

"Before she wanted to be my friend it sounded like?" she asks. "But something seems to have set her off. I think she has a crazy and a serious switch that's easy to push." she muses belatedly.
Takashi Agera 2018-03-11 00:33:37 89361
"Definantly the least well adjusted." Takashi muses. "That makes her dangerous in a different sort of way, I guess. Also... I don't think she quite gets the way the legends work. But you're also not... really the same? And... I guess that's better than the wooden version so small miracles?"

"I'd appreciate it if you would, Rashmi, because I have a sneaking suspicion we're not going to talk if I end up opening a discussion with her about what she did to Lacrima-chan's dress." If anyone's watching his hand on the table it does crumple into a fist for a moment, and Axion, in standby mode as a blue stud in his ear, likewise shimmers.
Rashmi Terios 2018-03-11 00:38:24 89363
"Y'know," Rashmi muses, "I think she thinks she's being funny about the steaks. Because nobody is dense enough to be serious about slapping a vampire with a porterhouse. Still," she says, shaking her head, "still going to talk with her, though. First, you don't do that to my friends without apologizing, and second because you don't act like a bully if you're supposed to be fighting for justice. That's, like, the opposite of justice."

By the set of her face, one can easily assume there's a lot of internal grumbling going on in her head. "....Which reminds me," she says, turning to Takashi. "I'm pretty sure you and Sky Jack are even, as you count things, but it might also help to know that I kind of gave him an earful a couple nights after he beaned you. For pretty much the same reason, and in pretty similar words."
Lacrima 2018-03-11 00:47:25 89364
She asides to Rashmi. "That's how you act if you want someone to talk. It's pragmatic. I just wish she'd had asked me without also ruining my favorite dress." she sours a bit as she eyes Takashi's reaction.

"Besides I didn't have the answers she was looking for anyways. And it's partly my fault for not renewing magical wards on the replacement windows on the back side." she makes a face.

"I don't think she intends to return or cause more trouble for me? So there's that. Except she may decide to steak me. For like a third time. The last time she tried to use a chicken breast. That isn't even a steak." she says with eyes rolling.

She blinks at Rashmi. "Huh?" she asks. "Did Kukai do something dum again?" she asks.
Takashi Agera 2018-03-11 00:55:20 89366
Takashi sighs, a bit. "We were fighting a joint threat and Kukai decided it would be an utterly brilliant idea to soccer ball me in the back of the head. Cheap shot. I was okay though." But it may be obvious from his tone and look that he hasn't forgotten it in the least.

"Anyways, if she comes to visit you again will you let me know? Like. Right then." Maybe he's itching for that fight. Maybe he's protective of Lacrima. Maybe both.

"To quote a great man, only two things are infinite - the universe, and human stupidity. I'd like to think she can't be that dense, but well... infinite." he says to Rashmi. "Kukai and I aren't... even - but I've got more important things on my plate." For now.
Lacrima 2018-03-11 00:56:16 89367
Lacrima asides. "Yes, it's lamb korma." she asides smugly at Takashi. Important things on plates. Food. Get it?
Rashmi Terios 2018-03-11 01:00:14 89369
"Too many great men are also cynics," Rashmi snorts. "Third infinite thing: human potential. ....And human-adjacent, respecting present company, but point is we're only as good as we want to be. And if we want to do better, we should have the oportunity to do it. Hence my outlook; you may have a reputation, Agera-san, and probably a bunch of it was hard-earned, but so far as I've seen you're also willing to do the right thing if you have to. That tells me it's worth convincing you to do that more and the other less. And since I highly doubt you'd respond well to manipulation, even if I was really any good at it... here we are." With a smile, she finishes off the last of her samosas, and settles back to sip her tea.
Lacrima 2018-03-11 01:19:44 89372
Lacrima adds. "I'm not human. In all technicality." she says softly. "So I think some things don't apply." she adds. She's finished her Korma finally. And goes on to finish the rest of that jackfruit. She wiggles her nose. "I dunno if I like the fruit." she asides. "But eh, I'll give it another shot again. Could just be me." she asides.

She eyes Takashi and Rashmi as she sighs a bit. "Takashi-sama does do the right thing." she insists with a matter of fact nod.
Takashi Agera 2018-03-11 02:06:43 89375
Takashi listens, between dealing with the Lamba Korma on his plate, to what Rashmi has to say, and for a little bit, at least, it occupies his mind rather well.

"I do the right thing..." he agrees. "...but I may not sugar coat it enough for some people's tastes, and sometimes what I see as the right thing may not be what they think is the right thing."

"But right now, the right thing is definantly to eat this Lamb Korma and probably harass someone for a second bowl. This is really good." he notes. "And as for the rest, we'll come to terms or we won't, and that's all there is to it. The strength of our respective convictions will be tested."
Rashmi Terios 2018-03-11 02:09:32 89376
"Don't even need to harass," Rashmi chuckles, setting her tea down and slipping out of her chair. "I'll get one sent out for you. Look forward to seeing you in here again, Agera-san. Feel free to come by anytime."

A heartfelt statement, for several reasons; chief among them being if he's busy enjoying his food this much, he definitely won't be elsewhere in Tokyo mind-controlling gorillas.