Kokoro's Cupcake Container

Kokoro visits Nanoha to check up on her! Who's Just Alex? Kokoro leaves with free cupcakes.

Date: 2018-04-02
Pose Count: 13
Nanoha Takamachi 2018-04-02 04:50:28 90021
It's near closing time! and Nanoha Takamachi is outside from the rest of the family, in the twilight of the day. Bakeries don't stay very open very long past a certain time. Nobody wants to buy bread at the end of the day. It's 'old' by then to most people that care to buy 'fresh baked' bread from a bakery most of the time.

She is alone, sweeping the sidewalk one last time to be ready for the morning. Fate-chan has taken off with Momma Takamachi somewhere. Some sort of bonding shopping adventure perhaps!

Regardless, she doesn't seem worried or stressed, busily sweeping!
Kokoro Akakuma 2018-04-02 04:55:38 90022
    It's not hard to hear /or/ see Kokoro coming, even with night time settling in. Her footfalls are heavy, and even with her hands in her pockets rather than swinging, she's tall enough that she's hard to miss - heck, she's taller than a lot of people in any given crowd, around here. So Nanoha has plenty of warning that the middle-schooler is coming. Nevertheless, the older girl makes sure to properly announce herself, lifting a hand and giving a lazy, "Yo," as she approaches.
Nanoha Takamachi 2018-04-02 05:07:29 90026
Nanoha Takamachi can hear footfalls and she's about to turn and start her closed spiel. "Hello! Sorry! We're Cl---" she blinks. "Oh!" she says as she turns around completely. "Hi Kokoro-chan!" she says softly. "How are you?" she asks.

A pause. "We are closed, sor--sorry, but if you want something fast I can maybe nab it before they started getting the old baked goods start being sorted into what can maybe be donated, sold again as day old or trashed..." she says softly a little sheepishly. She assumes Kokoro is here for bakery items, afterall!

"I mean if you're here for that!" the young girl adds.
Kokoro Akakuma 2018-04-02 05:11:20 90027
    "Ah, jeez, I was hoping I'd get here a little faster," Kokoro mumbles, reaching back to scratch the back of her neck. "Went to see a movie tonight, didn't realize how long it was. I, uh. If you've still got some cupcakes or donuts or somethin' else sweet, I'll take some, yeah." There's an awkward pause, before she adds, "That, uh... that's not the only thing I'm here for, though. Is Fate around?"
Nanoha Takamachi 2018-04-02 05:15:23 90028
"A moment." she says as she hops inside. There's a minutes pause as she comes out with a box and beams. "Courtesy of Poppa!" she says. "...he was about to throw out the cupcakes so you caught that just in time and there's donuts in there too but the donuts usually make half day baked in the mornings and sell out fast for the cheaper price." she says.

She shakes her head. "Fate-chan is out with Momma." she says. "She's staying here now with us!" she says as she hops on her feet. "So this is the place to find her if you're looking now for sure." she says.

A pause. "Is.. everything okay?" she then blinks and realizes.

"OH!" she says. "I..I've been looking for you that's right..." she says softly. "I.. the ... Jewel Seed... going ons... are you okay?" she asks. "I know that was...tough for everyone. I have a hard time tracking everyone down though!" she says wide eyed.
Kokoro Akakuma 2018-04-02 05:23:32 90031
    Kokoro reaches out to take the box, then shifts it under one arm. "Guess I'll track her down some other night, then. Glad to hear you got a place for her here, though." The tall girl shifts her weight a little; this entire sort of conversation is a new experience for her. "...that's kinda why I came out here, check on you two. I ain't- I'm doing fine. That business with her mom..." A frown tugs at the tall girl's lips. "...still rubs me the wrong way, especially ending how it did. But I'm not the one that came out on the wrong end of that deal," she adds with a softer voice.

    There's another shift of weight, and then Kokoro reaches down towards her pocket. "How much I owe you, by the way? Still got some birthday money left."
Nanoha Takamachi 2018-04-02 05:50:54 90036
Nanoha Takamachi shakes her head. "Like I said, Courtesy of Papa~!" she says. "It's free tonight~ Besides I told her you we're a friend and he usually does that once in a while for my friends." she smiles. "Not all the time. But tonight, you get the lucky box!" she beams.

Then she sheepishly looks down. "Fate is... dealing. She is sad, but. At the same time..." she says. "It's nice to see her... normal? She worked for her first day today and seemed to be having fun!" she says.

"We met someone who could down an entire peanut butter milkshake in a moment then get a huge brainfreeze! He said his name was Alex Just Alex." she nods once.
Kokoro Akakuma 2018-04-02 06:00:40 90039
    Blink blink. Oh. They're free. "A-ah. Alright." Well now she feels /really/ awkward. This is the sort of thing Kokoro's really not used to experiencing, and for a few seconds there's nothing she can do but stand there and look a touch bashful. "...that's good. She's... she needs that," the girl decides. Fate's been through a lot, but there still seems to be a normal girl somewhere in there - something Kokoro can't really say the same of herself.


    Wait, what?

    "...this Alex. Tall foreign guy? Kinda rough around the edges, like me?"
Nanoha Takamachi 2018-04-02 06:05:18 90040
Nanoha says. "You should talk to her still." she says softly. "She can use friends besides me. And the family." she says softly. She gently smiles. "And I'm sure she'll be glad to see you. Just. Talk? Don't be quiet." she says. "When you meet her!" she beams.

She then head tilts. "Yeah!" she says. "He stomped in and was like 'Protein! Just anything I need protein!' (Yes. she is adding a distinctly german accent to that.)." she says. "And he said he was lifting weights and forgot to pack workout food or something." she says.

"So Fate made a peanut butter milkshake for him and she was really good about it!" she says.

"...Yeah he reminds me a little of you actually now that I think about it..." she says tapping her bottom lip.
Kokoro Akakuma 2018-04-02 06:19:43 90042
    Kokoro pauses for several seconds - the 'friends' word still makes her look a bit uncomfortable. "I... I dunno if I can offer that much. I still don't... I guess I don't do friends easy." She's got a couple, but it's still territory she's wary of stepping into. "But... I guess I know what she's going through a little better than most." Not to mention, they're both the kind of person who can look an opponent in the eye, see someone in there who's maybe a good person - and swing anyway, because that's what they have to do. They're alike in more ways than one. "I mostly just want to... I guess see how she's holding up. One orphan to another." The last words come out quieter again. Only barely voiced.

    There's a few seconds' pause.

    "...If Raskoph can handle the shake, so can I." D-determination get?!
Nanoha Takamachi 2018-04-02 06:23:35 90043
Nanoha Takamachi purses her lips. "Okay. But. You two will get along I think." she says. She nods a matter of fact. Then another pause as she blinks a little confusedly.

"Who's Raskoph?" she asks.

"But if you wanna try the shake, have Fate make it for you when you visit next!" she nods matter of factly. "She made it, so she can make it like the one she made for Just Alex!" she says.

Nanoha actually thinks the name is 'Just Alex' and is short for 'Justin Alex' apparently.
Kokoro Akakuma 2018-04-02 06:29:21 90044
    Once again, Kokoro looks vaguely bewildered. "...That's his name. Alex Raskoph." She rubs her hand through her hair. "...he and I kinda... we 'get' eachother, I guess. We both took the curry challenge over at Korma Chameleon." Her mouth curls into a little smile. "I won." A faint shrug. "Well, either way. I'll be by some time soon. Make sure she's got that shake all figured out." The tower of a teen turns to head off, adding, "I got school in the morning. See you around."
Nanoha Takamachi 2018-04-02 06:30:46 90045
Nanoha Takamachi blinks. "Huh... he said his name was Just Alex." she says with a shrugs. "Okay! Well just let Fate know you want it like his then!" she says with a smile.

"I need to finish sweeping before Dad tugs me inside." she says.

"Bye Kokoro-chan!" she says with a smile!