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Date: 2018-03-31
Pose Count: 10
Moriko Hayashi 2018-03-31 00:09:33 89879
It's after school at Seisho, an end to a long day for the jet-lagged Moriko. Cool out, she's dressed in her uniform with a nice warm long cloth jacket for her trip home which combined with her leggings means she's quite warm thankfully. Bag slung over shoulder, long, dark green hair pulled back into a braid, she seems happy enough standing out front.

Clearly, she's waiting for someone, maybe multiples, but it's been short notice so she's not sure. There's a level of excitement there too, what with getting to see her friend again after the last few years. While she's waiting, she's fiddling with her phone, shifting from foot to foot and occasionally glancing up to watch people come and go.
Reiko Touyama 2018-03-31 00:24:52 89880
Moriko gets a buncha texts.

'omg, you're here!?'
'We'll meet after school!'
'By the old tree, you remember, right?' she asks.

The old tree, where, once upon a time a bunch of young girls played magical girls about protecting color. Reiko was her usual bouncy self. She was being followed by two tiny rushing koi. Moriko couldn't see these. Not yet. Reiko would watch Moriko hesitantly for signs that she might. In fact.

She was filled with panic when she found out Moriko had come back. She only had one Chroma Prism left she was protecting. She wanted to keep Moriko out of this. She didn't want to drag her in.

But... she knew what was gonna happen. If happened to ALL of them.

"Hi, Moriko-chan!" she says as she hops up a bit on the front of her feet. "S..sorry I'm a little late! I got tugged to speak to the Art teacher a moment!" she says.

"It's great you're back!" she says with wide eyes. "Um. You're fine right? Everything fine?" she asks weirdly.
Moriko Hayashi 2018-03-31 00:31:46 89881
The reply to the texts would start in English with, <Of course I'm back!> (And) <Better than ever!> The second was at least in Katakana, <Where at?> before finally looking like proper Japanese, <Yeah I remember.> Like the sort of thing one would expect from a girl that's been using a different language regularly.

At the tree, her bag is pitched, since there's nothing particularly fragile there. "Reiko-chan!" She calls out, suddenly grinning. She's got quite the tan. "I was running late too." She offers, that grin still there, her accent a touch strange, though nothing too extreme.

The weird question from Reiko gets a curious look, then a worried look. She looks down, tugs at her skirt, checks her blouse, twists to look behind herself, down at her stockings, then back at Reiko. "Did I trail something out?" That nervous outburst is quickly stuffed away and she tries an easy smile. And fidgeting. Lots of fidgeting.
Reiko Touyama 2018-03-31 00:54:44 89882
Reiko takes a deep breath. Good. Good. Normal. Everything is normal here so far that's good. "No. No everything is fine, you're fine!" she says with a smile, but that smile only lasts a moment. "Look. This is going to be strange being the first thing I say but... if you. Meet Hiroko-chan...? Just. Be careful. She's been. Acting odd. Recently." she says nervously.

She basically isn't gonna tell her friend 'look, there's something dark and evil residing in our former friend turned bully.' right off the bat.

She takes a deep breath. "So how was your trip?" she asked with wide eyes. "Where'd you go? Whatd'ya do?" she asks with curious wide eyes, interested to hear more about that, then dealing with magical girl stuff right now.
Moriko Hayashi 2018-03-31 01:08:10 89883
Moriko Hayashi shoots Reiko an odd glance and asks, "What happened?" Trying to jump right to the end there, wondering just what she's missing out, what she's missed out at the very least. Especially with that kind of response from Reiko.

Stepping back from the other girl, a grin suddenly on her features. "I'm doing fine, just fine though. Unless something happened?" What, she's got a right to know if someone got hurt or something right? "The trip was fine, fine fine. Slow, long, but fine. Those multi-story planes are huge, you can kind of wander around them to stretch your legs. Which... I definitely needed after the ninth hour on the flight."
Reiko Touyama 2018-03-31 01:26:46 89884
Reiko shakes her head. "Nothing happened. Just. She's been acting odd." she says, playing it off. She nods a lot. "I've never been on a plane before but...." she imagines being on a plane... and, oh god she freezes up.

Why does magical flight not bother her but being on a plane IS THE MOST SCARIEST THING EVER!?

"Ahahahaha- I don't think I could deal with it." she says with wide eyes, as tiny, unseen koi swoon around her from heights. ~_~

"H..hey uh! Have you learned any new tricks?" she asks with wide eyes. "Can you show me one?" she asks.
Moriko Hayashi 2018-03-31 01:48:34 89885
Moriko Hayashi blinks, looking at Reiko. That's an odd response. Her head tilts to one side, then she begins to giggle and asks, "You're not afraid of planes are you? I thought you were fearless~!" She's clearly teasing, the idea aided by the change of subject. "It's not so bad, I spent a lot of time reading, practicing, sleeping or even just playing my 3DS. There's that constant background noise, crying little kids and grumpy adults too."

Her face cracks into a grin after, "They're quick to hand out drinks and snacks though!"

At the question of her tricks, she nods, suddenly excited looking, "I've learned so many tricks! There was a TV show over there about it, lots of books. All sorts of stuff." She leans back, grabbing blindly for her bag before hefting it up. Soon, a green deck of cards is shown off, "And lots of stuff like this." Which... you know, she shows off. It's a normal looking deck of cards to the uninitiated though.
Reiko Touyama 2018-03-31 02:16:36 89886
Reiko shakes her head. "Nope!" she half-lies. She isn't afraid of flying. She's afraid of flying on a plane. Therefore she isn't afraid of planes on flying on one! She huffs a bit.

She eyes the deck and makes eyes at it. "Show me one then?" she asks with wide eyes. "Do I need to pick a card like before or something?" she asks.

"Ohhhh can you cut people in half yet?" she asks.

"...that's still a popular trick right?" she asks.
Moriko Hayashi 2018-03-31 02:19:52 89887
Moriko Hayashi shakes her head and says, "That trick's done with a fake bottom on the box thingy. When you split it, the false bottom hidesa lot of things." She pauses, then grins, "You should see them work, a really old guy really gets into it. You wouldn't think he's that old even too." She then quickly shakes her head again, popping the top on the deck to begin shuffling. Holding it out to Reiko, she says, "The top card's the Queen of Spades, you can draw whichever one you want though." To which, she fans the deck out.

It's an easy enough trick at least, so she doesn't seem too worried or nervous. If it were anything more than a simple force, she might be worried. In her element or not even.

"It's not... really, for what it's worth. You'll still get people watching it, but unless it's got a unique element to it, anyone in the know can see all the seams you know?"
Reiko Touyama 2018-03-31 02:45:37 89888
Reiko makes a face. "Magic should be magic I think and not pre-planned." she says a little disappointedly. Nevermind that she has two little koi floating near her head arguing over which card she should pick! This one! No this one! This one this one this one!?

She sighs and picks one and the koi that was insisting it get picked whoooos as the others throw sour faces and they all poof away. She's kind of super glad Moriko can't see this insanity yet and how hard it is for her to keep a straight face during it all.

She peeks at it carefully and puts it back without Moriko seeing.

A small audience of about ten koi all gather around her head with bared breath.

She is REALLY glad Moriko can't see this still.