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Date: 2018-05-28
Pose Count: 25
Jiaying Maki 2018-05-28 16:24:51 91606
It's a rainy day, which means Jia's got a good excuse to stay inside! That's her excuse at least. She hasn't been seen for the day, having disappeared after entering her room. Nearing her room, there's a faint hint of ozone lately, not to mention the smell of some kind of incense she's been burning to aid with whatever experiments she's been working with. Meifeng appears at the attic entrance from time to time, peering down past a pair of wards that seem designed to help anchor her, but nothing is said by the Chinese ghost.

There's the hint of a sound of laughter and something more for a few seconds before it suddenly cuts off. Jiaying sticks her head out into the hall and looks around to see if anyone's out there, then looks up to Meifeng, giving her a wave, then a thumbs up as she leaves her room proper with wisps of magic trailing behind her and fading away. Growing thinner as she gets further from her room.

Heading downstairs, the foxgirl can currently be found grabbing food by the handfulls and setting it all up to prepare. One would assume she's cooking for multiple people since it's a lot, even by her standards.
Sora Hisakata 2018-05-28 16:28:23 91607
The wind picks up, smashing rain against the windows. Well, against Jiaying's window in particular. One burst of rain. Then the winds slacken, another gust of rain smashing rain against the window with a bit more force this time. This repeats, getting a bit heavier every single time, though never enough to actually threaten to harm the window or any other part of the estate.

Past the rain, a silhouette can be seen sitting on a heavy tree branch, it's too close to the leaves and clouded too heavily by the rain to make out much beyond 'it's a person.' Sora has not sent Jia a text to let her know she's coming.
Jiaying Maki 2018-05-28 16:33:25 91608
Jiaying Maki most definitely was seen appearing out of thin air in her room. When she returns to it carrying a plate piled with food, chewing her way through something else, she doesn't immediately notice the banging on the window. Setting the plate down after though, she makes he rway over, pulls the window open and steps aside. She seems completely nonplussed with the silhouette and the wind there. She's not 100% sure who it is, but there's enough magical sorts around with enough wards, it should be safe right?

Looking outside, she says, "Hi." Before sputtering as a splash of rain blows in at just the right moment. Muttering, she pulls the water away from herself.
Sora Hisakata 2018-05-28 16:37:52 91609
The moment the window opens, Kazeko flies towards the window, rushing in with a bit of force to hurry through the window and hug Jiaying. The witch is absolutely drenched from all the rain she's flown through, but she doesn't let that stop her. "Surprise~" She says with a giggle, "Did you guess it was me?"
Jiaying Maki 2018-05-28 16:41:04 91610
Jiaying Maki jumps in surprise at the sudden wet hug. She does of course return the hug and spin Sora a few times. There's a moment of pause as she stops spinning, but she doesn't comment on the almost lack of weight entirely. At least as it feels to her. Gently setting Sora down, there's a strange gesture as she raises her hand, lowers it, raises it, lowers it then slowly pushes the hand away from the two. Each movement pushing water from their clothing and hair sending it out the window. Being a water-y sort helps sometimes.

Of course, she may or may not have leaned in for a kiss from her girlfriedn while doing so. She answers the question only after, "I had my suspicions~" She hesitates for a moment, then asks, "I didn't miss a text from you right?"
Sora Hisakata 2018-05-28 16:50:18 91611
Kazeko appreciates the aid in getting dried, she eagerly returns the kiss, and giggles again. "I was in the area and figured I'd come and surprise you~" She flops down somewhere conveniently comfy, "Figured out a couple shadow familiars had made their home in the area, went and cleaned them up." She makes a severe face, "I shouldn't have made them self-sustaining, at least they can't reproduce."
Jiaying Maki 2018-05-28 16:57:48 91612
Jiaying Maki finds her way to sit next to Sora, the only space really to sit being her bed. She's got a desk, but it's the low to the ground sort and covered in papers, a proper ink well and brush, some paints, a few anime figurines and spell tags. She tries not to comment on the state of her room at the moment.

Glancing over, she scoots closer, hugs Sora tightly and asks, "Why didn't you mention that sooner? I'd go looking too! I could have helped!" She sounds somewhat worried, somewhat put out, but mostly trying to sound supportive.
Sora Hisakata 2018-05-28 17:02:28 91613
"Because it's my mess and it's my duty to clean it up?" Sora answers Jiaying with full sincerity. "I can't rely on everyone to do my work for me, much as it's tempting sometimes. They're not very strong, they relied a lot on my power even though I made them self-sustaining, but they can still cause some problems." She ignores the mess entirely, can't claim to have a right to comment on it.
Jiaying Maki 2018-05-28 17:06:26 91614
Jiaying Maki shakes her head and leans back enough that she can poke Sora's forehead. "It's my problem, because it's your problem Sora." She then offers her a warm smile, just a hint of those fangs visible briefly. "Besides, you should know you should never underestimate something. Call me next time. We can go to dinner or something after next time." She sounds like she's worried about the other girl, even if they are a weak monster. Might just be lingering doubts from her being frozen still.

Still, that foxy tail also snakes around to add to the hug and she relaxes into the embrace, seeming content enough just like this. "You should come visit more often."
Sora Hisakata 2018-05-28 17:12:55 91615
The Witch responds to the worries nonverbally, by trying to push her girlfriend down and kiss some more. "I should come visit more often." She agrees, ignoring the prior conversation entirely. "And you should visit me more often." She adds to it.
Jiaying Maki 2018-05-28 17:16:56 91616
Jiaying Maki seems surprised at first, but doesn't complain as she returns the kiss~ She nods wholeheartedly when Sora suggests she should visit more often. Then looks rather embarrassed that she should do the same. "I uh... have been kind of busy lately haven't I?" She doesn't admit to what she's been doing of course, what with traveling to a potentially dangerous place and spending more and more time there. "I will need to make sure to visit more often!" She says finally.
Sora Hisakata 2018-05-28 17:31:55 91618
"Yeah, you have been. Remind me what you've been up to, I must've forgotten." Kazeko asks, with a smile as she adds the last little touch, "Because I'm sure you've told me." Mischief in her eyes, it's clear she knows quite well Jiaying hasn't told her. "Right?"
Jiaying Maki 2018-05-28 17:41:00 91619
Jiaying Maki looks up at Sora and manages an embarrassed look. "Uh... I've been practicing my magic and getting better at doing things." What, she's tellign the truth! While omitting the fine details. There's a moment of hesitation before she tries to change the subject! "What about you? What have you been up to?" Lifting Sora just a hint for emphasis. Maybe she should just come clean though...
Sora Hisakata 2018-05-28 18:22:14 91625
"Now I'm worried." Kazeko answers Jiaying, poking her girlfriend mildy in the belly. "You wouldn't have that look on your face if that's all there is to it; so you're hiding something from me, and usually when you're hiding something from me it's because you're doing something reckless and stupid." Of course, Sora is the same, which is why she doesn't answer Jiaying's question.
Jiaying Maki 2018-05-28 18:26:08 91626
Jiaying Maki peers at Sora and says, "I only do wreckless regularly. Stupid's reserved for special occasions." She sticks her tongue out after. Looking around as though worried, she tries to sit up, nudging Sora to let her do so. "I can show you what I've been doing, you should be able to go over like I do. Just... be careful?" She hasn't tried to take anyone else with her. Shouldn't be a problem though, right? "Uh... if you hear a lot of noise and music near the main roads, don't look at it. I don't know how you guys will handle that sort of thing." Beat. "Hey. Wait. You didn't answer my question!" Not that she answered hers either..
Sora Hisakata 2018-05-28 18:28:50 91627
"Let's maybe not dive in head-first because from that description alone I know it's dangerous. We can do tours when I know what kind of tour I'm signing up for." Kazeko answers seriously, though she does siut upright, an arm immediately moves out to wrap around Jiaying, "I mean, I'm interested but I'm still worried." And she keeps ignoring Jiaying's question.
Jiaying Maki 2018-05-28 18:37:34 91629
Jiaying Maki tilts her head and says, "It's dangerous in the same way anywhere else can be?" She then hesitates and adds, "I'm... used to it though so maybe it's a good idea." She shrugs and says flatly, "It's where yokai and those that haven't finished moving on stay. Not ghosts, just those with a passport waiting to move on." She remembers to use yokai, at least wtih Sora instead of teasing at the idea of it being yaoguai. Since it's a loanword anyway. Huff. She pokes Sora's side a little more firmly though and asks, "What about you?"
Sora Hisakata 2018-05-28 18:42:20 91631
"I've been trying to make a new friend." Kazeko answers with a tone that makes it clear there's an ulterior motive to her actions, "You've met her, she came to my birthday. Her name's Mirai." She pauses then continues, "She's somehow leeching Chiba-san's powers and has some really weird story that I'm trying to figure out. She seems hurt, and I don't want this to end in violence if it doesn't have to."
Jiaying Maki 2018-05-28 18:56:58 91632
Jiaying Maki hesitates for a moment and watches her. "Is your book or her the reason for..." She doesn't know how to actually approach that. How do you ask your girlfriend why she's feather light? Her face faults for a moment as she tries to think. "Eeeh..." She tries to stall. Finally she shakes her head. "I'll-you need to be careful Sora. If she's leeching from him like that, there's definitely something up and I'd rather not have you getting hurt again." She actually has some conviction in her voice this time, far from her usually airy tone.
Sora Hisakata 2018-05-28 19:13:35 91635
Kazeko raises an eyebrow when Jiaying stops mid-question, "For what?" The other gets a serious nod. "Yeah she's dangerous, I know. I'm being careful, and I've made sure some people close to the situation know what I'm doing."
Jiaying Maki 2018-05-28 19:14:49 91636
Jiaying Maki actually manages to look hurt at the revelation that she wasn't the first one told. "You told others before you told me?" Not that she's particularly guilt free there, but she sees it differently! She grew up around yaoguai, it's more at home than here! That's her excuse too.
Sora Hisakata 2018-05-28 19:16:38 91638
"I asked Chiba-san if he was okay with me trying this; I had to. I was going to tell you but there wasn't a good time and then it became awkward to mention because it had been going on for a while, and..." Kazeko sighs, "I'm sorry."
Jiaying Maki 2018-05-28 19:26:05 91640
Jiaying Maki pulls her legs up and rests her chin on her knees. "You should have told me you were worried... and that you were doing that." then she lets out a sigh and adds, "And I should have said I've learned how to visit the night harbor from here. It's different though." She tries to explain, "It's easier for me to feel at ease there you know?"
Sora Hisakata 2018-05-28 19:59:58 91643
"That's because you're a bit a yokai yourself, I'm sure." Kazeko teases, moving on from the difficult talking for the more casual things. "And it's familiar. I'm sure that helps, too. You've been in Japan for less than two years, and you spent a good chunk of those two years back in China."
Jiaying Maki 2018-05-28 20:06:10 91645
Jiaying Maki holds up a finger and says, "Mostly being punished for doing dumb things, but yes." She shifts uncomfortably and glances over. "I know that's a good part of it. I should feel less out of place here though. I pass easily enough. Even when I'm being lazy people think it's just a cute costume." She shrugs, then adds, "You'd enjoy the other side though. A lot less nightmare inducing than the place Norie and yourself liked to be." She shudders just a touch, then adds, "Uh... maybe not." as she realizes just how unsettling a realm of monsters, demons and ghosts might be to most.