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Date: 2018-05-08
Pose Count: 17
Stahlritter 2018-05-08 19:22:14 91118
It's some hours after the birthday party at the ECFH-- and for that matter, a certain bank heist in downtown Tokyo. The news of the latter are likely already hitting the social media feeds and some of the more quickly-acting news outlets.

And incidentally, there happened to be a text message with a very Kriegsfauste-vibe to it sent to Rashmi's phone from one of Alexis' burner phones. A request to come visit him in his room. With food.

In any normal circumstances, with any normal teenagers, that would probably be seen as dripping with ulterior motives, but nevermind that.

And when the redheaded Mage does indeed come upon Alexis' room, she finds the door ajar just enough to signal that it's in free access mode, and beyond it...

Alexis slumped in a sitting posture against a wall, with his clothing torn here and there, blood stained on the bedsheets and his own clothes-- some of it even dried on his left eyebrow, with a very visible bandaging set over his forehead. And his left arm is in an improvised sling.

His eyes had been closed prior, but the instant the door shifts further open, his right eye slowly drifts openwards, to peek at the intruder.
Rashmi Terios 2018-05-08 19:28:36 91119
It being so soon after the birthday party, getting food and bringing it back was an exercise in scouting, logistics, and covert action all its own. Being as she's supposed to be on the outs with the ECFH crew, suddenly turning back up after seeming to be at a party only because of the cachet of the party subject might look suspicious. Doubly so, with a big order of curry.

Thus, Rashmi improvised, and about an hour after sending a reply to the text message, knocks on Alexis' door and opens it, bearing a small pile of takeout boxes balanced on an okonomiyaki box... All of which she nearly drops when she sees the state that Alexis is in.

"Alex-kun?!" she gasps, and hurries to the bed, setting the food down to one side even as a magical seal spreads beneath her, the bed, and the wounded Raskoph. The light that emanates upwards doesn't do *much* to heal his suffering, but a mild painkiller and time in the sun is *always* a needed thing when bedridden by damage.
Stahlritter 2018-05-08 19:38:37 91120
"...Nnnh. Hi," Alex mumbles in response to the initial gasp, and slowly, slooowly, with a bit of a shaky motion, he pushes himself upwards from his lean against the wall, to something more upright.

"...Hi. You're the first one after Gull dropped me here," he murmurs, with a quiet chuckle. And even as the magical painkillers are washing over him, he actually has the mind to claim, "Don't worry... it looks worse than it is."

With what remains of his left sleeve being more or less completely soaked red, she might not be inclined to believe that.
Rashmi Terios 2018-05-08 19:59:38 91121
"It had better," Rashmi snaps, eyes still wide, "because you look like you almost lost a fight with a Witch." With a huff, she shakes her head, plopping the okonomiyaki box onto Alexis' lap as the light fades. "Eat. I don't know what you like so I assumed teriyaki sauce, shrimp, pickled radish and spicy mayo." ...And yes, inside the box is what looks like a grilled pancake the size of a small pizza, piled with exactly what she'd named plus a liberal dusting of green onion and fish flakes, criscrossed with lines of brown and orange sauce. "I figured if Kriegsfauste went to the trouble of texting me about food, you'd need lots of calories. So then I stopped at a ramen stall and a chinese bun joint. When you've gotten through half of that, you can tell me what in the world happened to you."

And with that, Big Sister Rashmi plunks herself down in her chair, opens a box containing a bun the size of one of Stahlritter's fists, and starts to pick at it.
Stahlritter 2018-05-08 20:09:44 91122
"Well first of all, I *didn't lose*," Alex immediately grumbles out, as indignant as ever. "And it was the one I believe you folk refer to as Riventon. I figured... nnnh. Someone had to know."

He reaches his decidedly much BETTER-off hand down towards the box, opening it with a certain hint of glee in his eye. "At the bank in downtown. The guy pulled a heist straight out of some action movie in there... 'cept with magic, you know? His goons snatched some... I don't know what it was. Some gem. Magic artifact, best I could tell. No idea what it's for, but as Gull said-- can't be anything good."

And as the... 'pancake' of sorts gets drawn up, he murmurs out, "Thanks for the food, you're the best," before taking a HUGE bite out of it. OM NOM NOM.
Rashmi Terios 2018-05-08 20:13:33 91123
".....Mizuno-senpai's going to be furious," Rashmi mutters, shoulders sagging. Because that's the first place her brain goes, of course. "I guess it was too much to hope he was going to stop... ugh. And you're right, it's probably not. But we'll know how not good by how long it takes him to show up on the radar again. If we're lucky, he'll lock himself in his lab for months studying it." She tucks a bit of five-spice BBQ pork into her mouth, chews thoughtfully, and looks up. "Neither of us is going to talk to Lacchan about this, especially not for information. We don't want her feeling like her loyalty's divided, even a little."
Stahlritter 2018-05-08 20:16:53 91124
Alex visibly pauses at the last bit-- though it's jsut as well, since he's managed to take another enormous bite out of the pancake.

And then, once he's swallowed, all the while staring in bemusement at Rashmi, he asks in deadpan, "...What are you talking about?" Blink. "Also. I might have already had Krieg send her the same message as the others. Just without the food part."
Rashmi Terios 2018-05-08 20:18:17 91125
"...Riventon is basically Lacchan's senpai?" Rashmi prods. "Like, they work at the same company and she assists him with Dark research stuff?"
Stahlritter 2018-05-08 20:21:35 91126
"Tell me you are joking," Alex urges of her immediately, even pausing for a moment as if expecting her to come up with some 'just kidding!' line.

But when it doesn't come, he sighs. "... Look," he grumbles. "I am not going to tell her that he *didn't* do any of that. I feel like she deserves to know, at least, that he blasted me with some dark energy blast and I gave him a concussion."
Rashmi Terios 2018-05-08 20:25:49 91127
"That's not what I mean," Rashmi says quickly. "Just don't ask her to give up anything she might know. That's the part that'd be unfair to her, is all."

"It;s why Venus keeps slapping her with meat," she says after a moment's eating. "Because Venus is basically Sailor Moon's chief of security, and in that perspective Lacchan's the lieutenant of her biggest enemy since Beryl. And I've told Lacchan, I'll fight her if she's doing something I need to fight, but I'll bring over dinner after so she knows it's not personal, y'know?"
Stahlritter 2018-05-08 20:29:50 91128
"... There are some serious questions to ask there regarding the meat slapping part still I feel like," Alex murmurs off-handedly... but the long-suffering expression he's adopted likely suggests htat he knows just as well that the answer to any questions there is more or less just 'Minako. Just Minako.'

"But look, I'm not going to force her to do anything," he murmurs. "Or try to dig at anything. You know I know better than that, despite how I look." The part about how he looks likely referring to how he tends to come off as some intimidating thug. "But you know as well as I do that as her brother, I am still obligated to have *some* words with her about that."
Rashmi Terios 2018-05-08 20:31:11 91129
"Of course I do," Rashmi says, bobbing her head. "Just.... feel like drawing you a map with big red OUT OF BOUNDS lines is a good idea, y'know?"
Stahlritter 2018-05-08 20:32:40 91130
"I am not *that* bad at people!" Alex promptly protests, and extends one foot over to nudge the girl's leg. "Don't think I won't come mess up that hair of yours in retaliation just because one of my arms is all messed up."
Rashmi Terios 2018-05-08 20:34:18 91131
"Which point I'll tell Mizuno-senpai you did exactly that and she's gonna be even more mad that you got out of bed," Rashmi chuckles. "Look, I don't think you're bad at people. But you didn't know Lacchan works with Riventon, so I'm just telling you the rules of the game I play by with my friend. Because I think it might come in handy."
Stahlritter 2018-05-08 20:37:19 91132
"I knew she works for Eclipse, but not the Riventon part," Alex huffs, and shoves the remnants of the pancake into his mouth before he lets himself slump against the wall again. "It didn't exactly come up in conversation, you know? 'Oh by the way nii-san, I work for the guy most people hate and who might blast you and make you fight so hard you break your arm'." And yes, the last is actually said with a faux-girly voice with a deadpan tone akin to Lacrima's usual manner of speech.

"Also I am *totally* okay to get out of bed. My legs are fine. Bah."
Rashmi Terios 2018-05-08 20:41:39 91133
And the moment the okonomiyaki is devoured, it's replaced by a covered takeout bowl of steaming-fresh pork ramen, and chopsticks. "I'd figured," she says mildly. "And it'd make Lacchan feel bad to tell you that. So, taking that burden off her. So what'd he even blast you with?"
Stahlritter 2018-05-08 20:45:51 91134
"Still trying to fully figure that out," Alex admits while he, gratefully, takes the chopsticks. "I mean, I *sort* of know what he blasted me with-- I could compare it to a bazooka fired point blank at me. Except the bazooka is filled with dark energy. My Knight Armor soaked up a good deal of it, but *still*. Point blank bazooka."

He pauses to slip some pork up into his mouth with the chopsticks - hey, he's been in Japan long enough to learn how to eat like a local - and pauses to consider something. "It's how he got right up in my face what I'm not sure about. Literally one nanosecond, he's not there, and the next, he is. With a gauntlet pointed right at my face."