Cherry Topped Tips

Lacrima lets Makio know about the new 'Mew' she met... that drains energy. And uses dark energy. Which seems counterproductive to what she knows about Mews.

Date: 2018-03-21
Pose Count: 18
Lacrima 2018-03-21 18:34:00 89670
Lacrima had some information to pass, and she did this, primaryly, but visiting the Mew Cafe earlier in the day, insisting Makio served her. She ordered some sort of ridicolous decadent donut theme desert, and left a tip. Tips are not common in Japan, and when they are given it's more like a gift. Thusly. Makio finds himself with a envelope with his name on it. Inside is indeed, a tip of some yen notes. Not super high of a tip, but not stingy either- but also a letter. 'Meet me in the botanical gardens when you get off work. I'll be in the more private grove area. I have something I need to share.'.

Lacrima finds herself siting on a bench in that area, softly pursing her lips and waiting. It should still be daylight when Makio gets out at least. But the sun is getting low in the sky, casting everything in an orangish hue on a early spring day!

She seems caught in thought, placing a hand under her chin.
Makio Ryu 2018-03-21 18:40:45 89672
Definitely not getting this sort of treatment often, as well as knowing that Lacrima is involved with mahou stuff, means that there's NO hesitation Makio has at answering her summons the moment he's free to. It being after work, he's just in his usual casual clothes for now. He'd wander along, deeper into the park than he usually bothers to go, looking around for the grove indicated. On spotting it he'd quietly make his way over.

"Hey," he greets, "I'm guessing this is something major? Should I do something to prep myself? ...sit down or whatever?"
Lacrima 2018-03-21 18:44:19 89674
Lacrima gently fixes her skirt, straightening it out as she waits. She sighs a bit softly. As she looks up. Ah. Makio. She motions him closer and pats a spot on the bench as she crosses her arms and sighs.

"What do you know about a new 'Mew', a bat girl who calls herself 'Mew Black Cherry'?" she asks softly. "Anything at all?" she asks curiously, as she leans in, wanting to see what kind of response this generates.
Makio Ryu 2018-03-21 18:51:26 89675
Having been gestured to join her, Makio takes the spot on the bench. For all his rudeness at least he has enough decency to WAIT to be offered a spot by the elegant gothic lolita girl. On sitting he listens to her statement and raises a brow. "You mean the new waitress right," Makio asks curiously, "She doesn't seem to be a mew in the mahou sort of way, or at least the bosses haven't said anything to us or briefed her on any of our missions yet." He furrows a brow in spite of his answer, however. His usual cheerful demenor seems more uncertain, despite how certain his answer seemed. Something about this isn't sitting right with him.
Lacrima 2018-03-21 18:55:40 89677
Lacrima shakes her head. "I don't know anything about a new waitress. She also knows no other mews. I asked her. I don't think they're related then." she says quietly.

"But I encountered a vampire, Mew Black Cherry, that interrupted my attempt at feeding." she says quietly. "She didn't seem to care for the well being of the person being drained. She didn't kill him. But she asked me why I'd care if she killed him." she says quietly.

"She drains via... kissing." she says a little uncomfortably. "But she drains energy like I do." she says. "She has a dark energy aura of some type. But she's also human at her base. Which means she's better than I am." she says.

"I gave her my number so I expect her to contact me again in the future."

"I just thought that. I should let you know then- that there's a 'Mew Vampire Bat' that tends to not care about her targets and attacks people and sort of feels of dark energy." she says quietly.
Makio Ryu 2018-03-21 19:04:43 89679
Makio Ryu tilts his head. "Well, it sounds alarmingly related and yet doesn't quite make sense if it is," Makio decides, "Unless there's a huge coincidence or some kind of dark secret going on here..." He shakes his head though. "But as much as there's at least two things that sounds really familiar to the new girl, she REALLY doesn't seem like the type," he notes, "Couldn't even sense a peep of darkness from her. I would say she didn't even seem capable of being a mahou, but even as a newish mahou I realise that that's part of the point."
Lacrima 2018-03-21 19:15:03 89681
Lacrima frowns. "Just making sure you know. And that. If any dead bodies drained of energy show up in alleys it isn't /me/." she says curtly. "And she's probably the most likely culprit." she says.

"I would rather not be the scapegoat for another damn vampire." she mutters. "Between, this and Seth..." she rubs her face.

"I need to start a damn Vampire's Association so we can get on some track of what's acceptable and not acceptable." she mutters.
Makio Ryu 2018-03-21 19:22:04 89682
Makio Ryu nods in reply. "Thank you, but, I honestly wouldn't even have considered you as a culprit," Makio murmurs, "...I guess I really should be more careful about being so trusting like that though." He rubs at the back of his neck some. "But either way, this means I know what to look out for and hopefully I can help keep you AND the mews out of any possible hot water that might come out of it." He's mulling it over in his head, but at this early of a point there's really nothing he can do to come up with reasons to explain what he finds so hard to connect OR disconnect about this situation.
Lacrima 2018-03-21 19:32:48 89685
Lacrima nods a bit as she shifts. "Just. Passing on that information, regardless." she says. "She's very cold about her feelings to others. I don't think she considered me a person because I'm a construct entirely made of dark energy." she says quietly.

"She said she only uses it. Is a human when she isn't a vampire." she says softly.

She shifts a little. "Has... the water park been going well? It's Spring... people will be going out to such places more soon..." she says quietly.
Makio Ryu 2018-03-21 19:37:26 89686
Makio seems a little annoyed and shakes his thoughts away before smiling at Lacrima. "Oh yeah, the water park's doing fine, thanks, how are things on your end," he replies, "....ugh, I swear though...common sense is screaming at me that I know exactly who Cherry is, JUST based on how things went with me and Ichigo, but there are so many holes that don't make that seem like it can't be the right answer anyway." "Is that /usualy/ what these mahou based mysteries turn out like," he wonders.
Lacrima 2018-03-21 19:53:11 89688
Lacrima says. "...things are... pretty good actually. All things considered for me." she says quietly. "I have.. some positive emotions back. They're. Not very strong right now. They get strong when I'm near... Ari-chan. But they are there." she says quietly.

She nods. "Don't try to put things together in your head until you have solid proof. Magic... obfuscates things for you. Disguises concepts. You won't know until.. you know." she says quietly.
Makio Ryu 2018-03-21 19:59:36 89689
Makio Ryu frowns thoughtfuly and nods. He shakes it off more fully this time before smiling at Lacrima again. "Well, I'm glad things are mostly going well then," he states, "Do me a favor and come with plenty of room next time you show up. If I'm working at the time I'll slip you a free fancy donut or something like that. I mean, here you are giving me tips and I've done a whole lot of nothing for you just yet..."
Lacrima 2018-03-21 20:11:47 89692
Lacrima shakes her head. "If it's a 'Mew' it's your business. If you need help dealing with it, you can ask me. She may listen to another Mew. When she eventually calls me back, I did mention your existence. That is. 'Mew Macaroon', NOT.. Makio Ryu." she says. "She seems interested to meet you." she says.

"I'll set up a place you two can meet. I suggest going as... Mew Macaroon and keeping who you are secret to her." she says.

"Something seems fishy. You told me you guys purify things and... this girl uses Dark Energy. That's the complete opposite of that kind of thing." she says.
Makio Ryu 2018-03-21 20:23:41 89693
Makio Ryu nods in agreement. "Yeah, that's part of why things just don't match up right now. It doesn't make sense that the bosses would make a dark energy mew. It makes even less sense if they hired her and didn't let us know about it. ...then again I always did kind of feel uncomfortable about the bosses' methods... maybe they don't even realise some how?" He shifts a little in his spot on the bench. "I'll be waiting on your meeting place, if that works out," he states, "In the meantime I'll keep an eye on things in case something doesn't work out. And you're sure you're going to be ok with her, right? She's being totally civil with you?"
Lacrima 2018-03-21 20:27:33 89694
Lacrima nods. "For now she is." she says quietly. "I'm not going to let her 'kill' anyone if I catch her feeding again but I won't... stop her. Outright." she says quietly. "I'd be the biggest hypocrite if I did that- considering I also need to feed off energy." she says quietly. "And hunt like that. I just. Try to make sure the person is okay." she says.

"..The salaryman I was chasing that night probably tasted of booze and bad karoke anyways." she scrunches her face.

"I Also let Kunzite know what's up via a letter." she says. "Basically all the stuff I said to you summarized and what not." she says.
Makio Ryu 2018-03-21 20:40:15 89697
Makio Ryu nods in reply. "If things start getting a bit tense, maybe I should butt in..." he murmurs, "I mean, like I said with you before, I don't feel like we should be stopping you guys but, she doesn't sound like good news right now. Between that and what you said about how she sees you, I don't entirely feel right leaving it up to you. Let me know if you need /anything/ else from me to help with this."
Lacrima 2018-03-21 20:54:52 89701
Lacrima nods a bit. "I'm going to set up a meeting between you two. That's all I can do for now." she says softly. She sighs and begins to get up. "I'm going to be going now. I'll drop by the shop in the next few days for a more proper visit." she says. "Rather than secret business. And besides it's getting dark soon and I do need to feed tonight since I didn't get to the other night." she rolls her eyes a bit.

She sighs and turns around. "Just. Be careful when you do visit and. Don't Poke who you think she may be. You could be really wrong." she says.

She'll begin to leave unless Makio stops her.
Makio Ryu 2018-03-21 20:59:28 89703
Makio Ryu nods in reply. "Yeah, I'll keep a lid on it and try to look at things quiet like, thanks again," he says as he gets up himself, "Good luck feeding this time, take care of yourself out there dude."