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Date: 2018-03-13
Pose Count: 16
Alexis Raskoph 2018-03-13 17:11:41 89435
During the school term, the frat house isn't truly that populated in the early afternoon-- what with most inhabitants being either still at school or in the middle of commute.

The figure that happens to bounce up onto the balcony at the end of a chain-swing.

With a flutter of a black, red-lined bouzosuku-style sleeveless longcoat, a tall, large figure lands just before the glass door. Armor clad along his chest and legs underneath that open coat, half of his arms covered in large steel gauntlets and head hidden underneath an ornate, dark helmet with a t-shaped, glowing visor. The last of the lot starts to make way away, however, with a rapid click-clack-click-clack while he goes on ahead with opening the door, revealing the features of a young, brown-haired caucasian man.

Yeah. That would be Alex.

His entry is heralded (in addition to the sound of the door itself beign worked open and closed) with a *loud* yawn, only partially silenced by one of the gauntlet-bearing hands coming up to cover up the lower portion of his face.
Minako Aino 2018-03-13 17:24:31 89436
    Rustle rustle rustle. What's that from the kitchen!? It's Minako Aino and she's making what appears to be a half-tower dagwood style of sandwich that seems to be sliced ham, chicken, turkey and cheese and what may be mustard. "Aha, taste my steel!" she says cooly as she uses a knife to slice it down the middle diagonally. "You are already dead." she says.

    She then picks up the plate and goes to the living room and.... oh. There's clanking and stuff.

    "Hiiii Alexis-kun." she says. "What are you doing in a big knight's suit is that cosplay? I don't remember any JoJo characters in big armor." she says thoughtfully.
Alexis Raskoph 2018-03-13 17:29:41 89437
Oh there's someone already home. Alexis freezes upon hearing Minako's voice, and... just kind of ends up sheepishly staring back at her when she comes along. ANd asks that of all things.

"...Er... No, it's not cosplay," he mumbles, suddenly feeling somewhat embarrassed (or at least self conscious of how the getup looks), and instinctively folds his half-bare arms up before his chest, smoothing the lapels of the coat along the breastplate underneath.

"This is actually... uh. Here."

In the next instant, there's the faintest flash of light, and a scattering of what may or may not be mana dust-- and lo and behold, there is Alexis, not in a longcoat and armor, but rather a very, very normal and mundane getup of jeans and a hoodie.

"That was... my Knight Armor. Turns out I'm not Bizarre Pose-Kun afterall, but I'm *something* alright."
Minako Aino 2018-03-13 17:38:51 89438
    Well of course it's actually there you're wearing it." she says with a coy smirk. Then there's a flash of light. "I see. So what's up with the get up then? Did you find a magic sword? If it's black and made out of stone it's mine give it back." she says with a curt 'huff'.

    "So then you're something. But everyone is something." she says.

    "Want half?" she asks, offering the sandwhich.

    "I'm waiting for Kunzite but don't think I'll see him before I need to head home." she pouts a little visibly.
Alexis Raskoph 2018-03-13 17:45:32 89439
Alex squints at Minako. SQUINTS. BUt he decides better of the brief thought of saying something over that brief snark she exhibited. Instead, he lets his brows lift up in surprise, and he asks, "You have a stone sword?" with a tilt of his head sent off to one side.

"But no. No sword for me," he murmurs. "Not quite so, anyway."

To further exhibit what he means, he lifts up his right arm, using his left hand to slide the sleeve down there and expose the bracelet set about his wrist-- with a red gem centered upon it. "Belkan Armed Device, Kriegsfauste."

Cue the gem itself blinking rapidly in red, and a loud, synthesized voice piping up with "GUTEN TAG."

Aaaand up the sleeve goes. "Sorry. He has trouble with volume control."

And as for the offer of sandwich-half? He just reaches out a hand, palm up, in silent acceptance of it.

"I'm still sticking around here, in case you didn't figure that part out. Can't really go back home and I don't have anywhere else to go."
Minako Aino 2018-03-13 17:52:03 89440
    Alexis gets half of an 'all the meat and bread' sandwhich. She tilts her head a little. "Yeah. 'The Holy Sword', we found it on the moon. It's kind of a powerful artifact and in the past life bussiness I used it to stab Beryl a lot until she died.

    "Anyways, neat! You have an Armed Device. Be careful with it." she says as she begins eating her half of the sandwhich.

    "So what's up?" she asks. "Yeah I can see that. I'm sure Mamoru's fine with that, given the circumstances." she says. "Might wanna figure out something long term thou." she says.
Alexis Raskoph 2018-03-13 18:00:50 89441
"...Well that's cool," Alex allows. Hey, he can appreciate tales of powerful relics too, you know!

"Well..." He pauses to shove the half of the sandwich striaght into his mouth, damn near inhaling the whole thing instantly down into his stomach. "...Mmmh. Long term will probably involve new identities or punching my parents off the face of the Earth. Maybe both."

But in the meantime..." His hands go sticking into the pockets of his jeans, and he goes, slowly, prowling to closing the distance between him and Minako again.

"What's this I heard about holding my sister's favorite dress hostage?"
Minako Aino 2018-03-13 18:15:35 89442
    Minako Aino watches in awe as Alexis manages to inhale half a dagwood sandwhich. Then she listens with a series of nods until he gets to that last question. Her expression steels a bit as she says.

    "She works for the people who are potentially doing something to hurt Mamoru-kun. Considering she visits here often and Mamoru feels complicit to offer things in an un-smart manner she might be a vector for how he is being hurt. Wether she knows so or not." she says smugly.

    "- and on one talks unless properly coereced, first rule of inteorgation." she says forwardly.
Alexis Raskoph 2018-03-13 18:34:27 89443
"Now you must understand why I am not exactly happy about that," grumbles Alex, with his arms coming up to folding together over his chest once more. Tighter, this time. Brows furrow down.

"She works for certain people because of her circumstances. Does that alone make her someone worth threatening?"

A corner of his mouth twitches, downwards.

"So what did your masterful interrogation of a person I know well enough to be capable of good get you?"
Minako Aino 2018-03-13 18:41:25 89444
    Minako doesn't flinch. "That she's not willingly involved if she is. For all we know. She keeps 'waves' of the people she fed from and the jerk I think is responsible may be able to read those. Or maybe just pick up a hair from her or something." she says frankly.

    "You should keep her at arms length anyways. It's good to try things to fix her? Like trying to find her love and stuff? But she's still basically a youma with inklings of humanity and the youma half is always going to win over." she says.

    "Eventually she's going to bite you." she says.

    "It doesn't help she works for people that try to get her to do that for them." she says.
Alexis Raskoph 2018-03-13 18:54:49 89445
Alexis' teeth grind against each other behind his closed mouth. He keeps himself still, however. Held back.

But then she says that.

She says Lacrima is going to bite him anyhow.

And that does it. His eyes widen out in anger, pupils dilating.

"You want to tell her that?" He growls, taking another step to close in on her, bringing the full weight of his form towering over her, with his head tilted down to maintain eye contact.

"You wanna tell her she's going to end up hurting me? That her only choice is to be a monster?"

Teeth grind together hard enough to be heard, muscles underneath close pulled taut. It's taking him *everything* he has to not just explode completely from there.

"You wanna tell her she doesn't deserve to live?"
Minako Aino 2018-03-13 19:06:55 89446
    Minako Aino leans forward. She isn't scared by anyone towering over her. She's fought things worse. Survived worse. "She doesn't have a choice." she says frankly. "She's like Kunzite when Kunzite was being controlled by the she-witch." she says. "She may be sane for the moment but what when something bigger and badder summons her?" she says.

    "-and don't think that isn't possible. Beryl did something like that. I'm sure that if she was the way she is when Beryl started summoning everything horrible to the Dark Kingdom she'd been just another member of that group too."

    She frowns and crosses her arms. "I'm not saying she doesn't deserve to live. I'm just saying you need to be aware of what's going to eventually happen. There's probably a way to fix her." she says bluntly. "After all, Ami-chan found a way to fix Kunzite who was in a similar situation. No body. Just something in a dark construct until that was destroyed."

    "But until then she's liability in anything she's a part of."
Alexis Raskoph 2018-03-13 19:20:04 89447
"It sure as hell sounds like that's what you are saying," Alex insists, voice still growling from that burst of anger going through him. "You think most people would take that any other way if you told them that? And for that matter-- is that *really* enough reason for you to treat someone like *shit*? Do y--"

Suddenly, he cuts himself off. And turns away from her just enough to look back behidn himself.

He looks... confused. Even unsettled, perhaps?

"I--" He mumbles out, shaking his head and straightening his posture some while a hand comes up to rub at his forehead. "... What was I saying?"
Minako Aino 2018-03-13 19:27:03 89448
    Minako Aino crosses her arms. "I could have had Artmeis make a little pocket of purfication energy for me and hold that against her threating to turn her into dust. Would you have liked that instead?" she asks. "Instead I threatend a dress. A hard to replace dress, yes, but I went that way." she says.

    "Because like I said. Kunzite used to be that way." she says cooly. "..and she's not beholden to anything yet. And she does seem to want to do good. But still. Deals with jerks like Riven 'makes a bunch of clones of my friends' ton." she says.

    "... Hey was that involuntary? That's a problem you know." she says. "You should get that checked out." she says.

    "....I should probably go. Mom is gonna start blowing up my phone and apparently I'm not gonna catch Kunzite like I hoped." she says.
Alexis Raskoph 2018-03-13 19:35:03 89449
"--Tch." Alex shakes his head and slaps his palm against his cheek before he turns his eyes to Minako again.

"No," he mutters. "Of course not. But what I am saying that it's no excuse to be treating her like that."

"I don't care if she's made of Dark Energy. I don't care. She's not... a youma. She's a *person*. And she's my sister."

THe question she directs about his brief distraction brings him blinking rapidly, though, and he quickly insists, "What? No. I'm fine," with a shake of his head."

And then he sighs out, heavily. "Look--" he breathes out, head shaking again before he takes a single step back. "I don't-- I don't want to fight, okay? I know you're a good person too-- you're friends with Ami and Kazuo so you gotta be. I'd rather get along."

"Just. Don't... soil stuff dear to my sister. And don't talk about her to me like she's just some... beast. Okay?"
Minako Aino 2018-03-13 19:46:12 89450
    Minako Aino sighs and flips the hair out of her hair. "I am friends with them. But I'm also Kunzite's counterpart with my friends and group." she says frankly. "It means when someone threatens something dear to my dear bunny princess." she says. Infering, Usagi here.

    "I'm going to do anything and everything to fix it. Including. Ruining dresses. Do you understand?" she asks.

    "-and the only reason I didn't go harder was because Kazuo..." she sighs. "Doesn't want the girl stuck between loyalties." she says bluntly.

    "So no I won't promise I won't do that again because I may need to do it again." she says. "But you can be sure I don't need to do it in relation to the current crisis." she says. "Again that is." she asides as she takes the empty plate to the kitchen. And then she's skipping to the balcony to leave via awesome spin jump as Sailor Venus. Because of course she is. Duhhhhhh!