How To Tell Your Friend They are Magic? Or not?

Hoshi has free time again, and Reiko decides this is the best to tell unawakened Moriko all about the the future dangers that await. Hoshi does not approve.

Date: 2018-04-17
Pose Count: 25
Hoshi Kogane 2018-04-17 20:16:43 90313
Hoshi's been doing a lot of fundraising lately. She doesn't mind doing it, but it means she hasn't had a lot of time for friends, spending most lunchtimes in the library catching up on homework. Yesterday marked the end of this particular fundraising campaign, and so she's finally got some time to spend with her friends, so she's texted Reiko to let her know where she is.

So, waiting for Reiko she sits at a bench near the the athletic field. Lunchbox open and lazily eating the bento the family chef has prepared for her this morning.
Reiko Touyama 2018-04-17 20:21:04 90314
Reiko Toouyama is racing towards the place Hoshi indicated in the text. She sits down in a hurry as she takes a deep breath.

"Moriko-chan is back in town. This is gonna be a big mess!" she says with wide eyes. Because Hoshi generally knows what Reiko is talking about by now.

She eyes the bento. "Woah. Fancy today." she says. She opens her lunchbox to a!... pork cutlet sammich. Oh well. Better than nothing!

"What are we gonna do?" she asks. "About Moriko-chan." she says.
Moriko Hayashi 2018-04-17 20:24:58 90315
Moriko Hayashi is oblivious, walking along, messing with her phone and in general enjoying the break brought by lunch time. It's when she looks up by coincidence that she spots two familiar faces. She raises her hand (And phone) up in the air and waves while calling out, "HEEEEEY!" with a cheery grin.

Hurrying over, she takes her seat nearby the two and asks, "What's going on?" She pauses and adds, "I'm not interrupting am I?"
Hoshi Kogane 2018-04-17 20:29:45 90316
Hoshi looks at her bento and back to Reiko. "I guess it is?" Then she glosses over it to focus on the important bits, Moriko. "Prepare for trouble? I don't see what else we can do." She answers gently, and right then Moriko comes about. "Heya! Not much, I just finished a big thing and trying to get caught up on what happened with my friends while I was busy. Long time no see!"
Reiko Touyama 2018-04-17 20:36:24 90317
Reiko Touyama makes a face and just as she's about to reply Moriko shows up because of course she does as she visibly winces a bit. "H-Hi Moriko-chan!" she says. She gives a nervous smile. "Yes, Hoshi-chan has been busy with fundraisers. How are you Moriko-chan?" she asks with wide eyes.

"...Do you have a lunch?" she asks curiously. "Or did you eat it already?" she asks.
Moriko Hayashi 2018-04-17 20:42:16 90318
Moriko Hayashi notices the wince and the hesitation, but doesn't comment on it. She does look like she's about to find an excuse to disappear, but settles in when Reiko changes subjects though. "I'm readjusting? It's nice being home." She nods in affirmation, then looks at the other two's lunch. "No. I wasn't hungry though, it's sitting in my locker."

Looking to Hoshi, she nods, grins and says, "It has been a while though, yeah! I was getting to see the world, do weird things. Sit around watching TV like a lazy kid. The schools out there are really different you know?"
Hoshi Kogane 2018-04-17 20:48:38 90319
"You have to tell us all about it." Hoshi insists, focusing her attention on Moriko for the time being, allowing Reiko to adjust to 'person I wanted to talk about behind her back's presence' before there's any real obligation to speak. "Did you like travelling, or were you getting sick of it? I know I'd miss home within a week, but then my English isn't so good."
Reiko Touyama 2018-04-17 21:01:16 90320
Reiko Touyama nods matter of factly before she shoves the cutlet sammich into her mouth. Nom, nom, nom. Can't put her foot there so might aswell put food. She swallows a moment.

"I dunno if I could deal with all the flying." she says. "But I already told Moriko-chan that before." she makes a face. Ugh. Never mind that she can actually fly as a magical girl.

She sort of shifts uncomfortably. As a koi appears next to her head, it puts on two elephant ears and an elephant trunk costume.

There's an elephant in the room and Reiko's too afraid to talk about it yet. She's glad Moriko can't see things like that yet. Hoshi totally can though.
Moriko Hayashi 2018-04-17 21:07:56 90321
Moriko Hayashi nods to Hoshi while saying, "I loved traveling, I got to see so much stuff, meet so many people. We even found one of those trick shops that I thought was made up." She pauses, "It was kind of small and sad, but they were trying. We bought some stuff there." Fishing around in her bag, she pulls out a green deck of cards, "These! They're tricked cards, you can do some pretty neat magic tricks with them. I need to order more, some of the tricks are tearing cards up though."

To Reiko, watching her eat, she asks, "Did you always used to eat so fast? Don't choke." She fiddles with her pack of cards, spinning the box between her fingers, "We did though, flying's just kind of boring after you get over the initial excitement. By the uh... tenth hour, I was a bit stir crazy."
Hoshi Kogane 2018-04-17 21:14:06 90322
"Flying is pretty great. Dad and I went to Hawaii in summer once, we got to see the big telescope they have their." Hoshi agrees that there's no reason to be concerned about the flying, "The tricks sound cool, though. You need to show me some time." She sounds excited, but then, Hoshi is always excited when other people talk about their passions.

The elephantine koi, however, provokes a mischievous glint in Hoshi's eyes as she suppresses a giggle, and to Reiko it becomes immediately clear why. A few stars pop into existence, the most prominent of which wears a fancy suit and top hat, and holds in one hand a whip and in the other a tiny round platform, which he floats in the air, menacing the koi with his whip. The other stars include a clown, a juggler and an acrobat, and they all get to putting on their tiny show.
Reiko Touyama 2018-04-17 21:27:57 90323
Reiko Touyama nods nods matter of factly at the tricks before she mmphhhhhsss mid bite and then swallows. "I'm not eating fast!" she insists. Well she actually kind of is. Maybe this is just her common speed of eating!?

She then blinks as Hoshi's tiny stars form a three ring circus and she kind of needs to scoff and hold her breath not to laugh since she knows that, Moriko can't see this and she'd look like an idiot wanting to explain away sudden giggles. She takes a deep breath.

"Moriko-chan I think I need to talk to you about something and I'm hoping you won't think I'm crazy because Sumire though I was crazy and/or confessing to her when I tried to explain this the first time and I wasn't but it's serious okay?" she says rapidly.
Moriko Hayashi 2018-04-17 21:30:11 90324
Moriko Hayashi grins, "We didn't get to go to hawaii, but all of the pictures I've seen of it, it must be really pretty? Did you do anything on the beaches or mountains?" She does take a second of thought before asking, "Is the telescope open regularly? I bet that would have been really neat- That is, to see some of the far off stars and planets~"

There's a curious look on her face at Reiko's statement. "Confessing to her?" That's about the only part of the statement that really stood out to her. At least from the get go. "Were you?" Beat, "Oh, uh- sure? I'll listen. If it's a prank though, I'm going to get you back!"
Hoshi Kogane 2018-04-17 21:33:47 90325
Aaand Reiko goes do the thing, Hoshi ... decides this is a great time to go quiet and expressionless, glancing at Reiko with a tiny subtle headshakes. Meanwhile, the acrobat star runs, the juggler drops his balls, the animal trainer hides beneath his platform and the clown pulls out a big yellow button and presses it, at which point an alarm starts blaring and a big alarm light on top of the clown star starts flashing. "I don't know if they're open regularly, I didn't ask. Hawaii was lots of fun though, and pretty. I didn't spend much time on the beach, but that's fine."
Reiko Touyama 2018-04-17 21:44:11 90326
Reiko Touyama winces as all that happens near her head. She's really glad Moriko can't see this silliness yet. She takes a deep breath as she lets Hoshi and Moriko talk about mundane things for a bit.

"Okay. So remember the silly game we used to play? Prism Keepers? Well all that became real and magic is real and the reason I told you to stay away from Hiroko is because she's also Griselda from the old game now and there's something evil in her right now and we're trying to fight because the Grey Kingdom is real and so is Spectra from the story and it's all real." she says.

She does say it slowly enough for Moriko to hear at least.

"Also no I wasn't confessing to her!" she huffs and crosses her arms. "I was trying to tell her this!" she says.
Moriko Hayashi 2018-04-17 21:50:37 90327
Moriko Hayashi listens to Hoshi at first, nodding at the statement about the telescope, "I wonder if there are any big ones around here that would let me look. It would be neat. Maybe further north." She does manage to look a little disappointed at the beach comment.

To Reiko, she listens with a straight face the full time. Eventually she nods and says, "I remember the game, I don't remember her being the bad guy though." Beat, "You didn't ask her out?" Her voice is almost teasing in tone. Then the rest of it sort of lingers. "I... you're definitely teasing me right?"
Hoshi Kogane 2018-04-17 21:53:12 90328
Hoshi does the Picard Double Facepalm when Reiko does the most aggressively unhelpful thing and says something that can only be either a joke or a crazy person talking, and like any good friend in that situation, she throws Reiko under the bus. "Have you forgotten your pills again, Reiko?" Wow, subtle. This sure isn't going to backfire on anyone. Least of all Hoshi. She then mouths to Reiko, 'Sorry.'
Reiko Touyama 2018-04-21 17:54:59 90399
Reiko Touyama seems to get VISIBLY upset when Hoshi tries to throw it off. "Now's not the time, Hoshi! I'm trying to be real here." she says, she even stamps her foot.

"Look, every time. One of us comes back? Something attacks them. One of the 'Shades' from the game, remember?" she asks.

"What I'm trying to say is that you're in danger." she says. "Because you're /Green/." she says. "Like I'm Orange and Hoshi is Yellow." she says. "-and these things want you /gone/." she says.

She finally sits back down and crosses her arms grumpily.
Moriko Hayashi 2018-04-21 18:22:36 90409
Moriko Hayashi watches Reiko, pretty sure she's being teased at this point. She's watching Hoshi for some sort of confirmation or rebuttle at this point. She is listening though. She does seem pretty serious though. She slowly looks around, running her fingers through her hair and says, "I uh, I'll be fine. I can handle myself. Stuff got pretty roudy with family out there you know?"

She just shakes her head a few times and looks to Hoshi for help. "Uh... so that telescope, have you been to any others? What were you able to see?" Hey maybe a change of subject!
Hoshi Kogane 2018-04-21 18:26:27 90410
And Reiko continuing it doesn't make Hoshi any happier either. "You know, I was happy to have time to hang out with you again. Touyama-san." Hoshi in measured but clearly stiff and restrained motions closes her bento box and gets out of her seat. "Have a nice day, Moriko-san. We should catch up properly some other time." And with that, she walks off. One star remains for a moment, dressed like a school teacher and bapping her desk with a ruler.
Reiko Touyama 2018-04-21 18:43:40 90416
Reiko Touyama makes a face, and a sigh. "Hoshi. Stop!" she says. "Look, I'm sorry. But this is important." she says. She grumbles and sulks and rests her head on the table. thud. thud. thud. Yeah she's banging her head against it.

"This really is important." she mutters as she sighs. "It happened with Me, Hoshi, Momo, Sumire..." she sighs.

"It's not a joke." she says.
Moriko Hayashi 2018-04-21 18:59:10 90420
Moriko Hayashi reaches out and puts her hand under the spot where Reiko's trying to thud her head repeatedly. "Stop that. Joking around or serious that's not good." A glance to Hoshi, she raises her hand in a wave, "I'll see you after school or something! You've got my number again right?" Beat, "I did give you the number right?"

Whether Reiko's stopped thudding her head or not, she's still got her hand on the table when she looks back. "What kind of things have happened exactly?" She tries.
Hoshi Kogane 2018-04-21 19:00:34 90421
Hoshi does not respond to Reiko any further, just answering Moriko. "I don't, get Touyama-san to pass it on to me, please?"
Reiko Touyama 2018-04-21 19:23:15 90429
Thud *ack!* "H-hey." she says with a sigh. "I'll forward your number." she says with a grumble.

She sighs and tugs her backpack. "Come.. over to my house later. Soon? Okay? I'll.. tell you the stuff we've gone through then. I need to give you something anyways." she says lightly to Moriko. "And it's important so DO come soon okay!?" she says.

She'll begin to leave in a sulking manner.
Moriko Hayashi 2018-04-21 19:53:41 90438
Moriko Hayashi sighs and says, "I'll make sure you do. I'll be there after school Reiko-chan." She then crosses her arms and huffs, "And you know there's an easier way to ask someone to just come over and hang out right? Don't need to give yourself a concussion."

She looks to Hoshi after and asks softly, "Is she going to be okay?"
Reiko Touyama 2018-04-21 19:55:38 90439
Reiko Touyama gets a few blings on her phone as texts.

"Yeah. Just. Yeah." she says as she continues walking off.