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Date: 2018-05-31
Pose Count: 56
Kazuo Takeba 2018-06-01 00:01:42 91768
It's a clear day; it was hot out, earlier, but in the early evening the temperature has settled down to something far more pleasant. Not that this is entirely relevant to Kazuo Takeba at present, because he's not outside.

He is also not up in the food-oriented portion of the Crown.

No. He is downstairs. Because the last time he checked, nobody he knew except Motoki was in the Crown, and that means it might possibly be safe for him to return to his intermittent habit of spending a somewhat inordinate amount of money trying to figure out the Sailor V game.

(He has been doing this off and on for months. He has yet to reach the first boss. And there is no time whatsoever that is actually safe for him to do this.)
Usagi Tsukino 2018-06-01 00:06:26 91769
Usagi, oddly enough, hadn't expected to run into Kunzite. Or, rather, Kazuo. But she really isn't complaining! So, with all the stealth a bunny can muster, she sneaks over to him on exaggerated tip toes, because that's the only way to properly sneak.

She's right beside him, mouth open to loudly ANNOUNCE HER PRESENCE!!!! when--

Usagi blinks and looks at the screen as it flashes his loss. She looks at his profile, then the screen, then back, and so on until she's nearly dizzy. "I didn't think there wasn't anything you weren't good at!"
Cheri Koumori 2018-06-01 00:12:42 91770
So, this is the crown Game Center. Cheri is probably the only middle schooler in town who hasn't been here before. But she stumbled on it by sheer accident, and hurries in rather breathless, peering around nervously as if hiding from someone or someones..Judging by her nervousness it's probably school bullies or something.
Lacrima 2018-06-01 00:14:13 91771
Lacrima has had nothing super exciting happen to her for a bit. This is a /god send/ for her. Mainly to get reacquainted with feelings she hadn't felt for a bit, cuddle Ariel and try to learn to make her own donuts.

The donut making is an ongoing learning experience.

She's thusly realized she hasn't quite explored the Crown in excess when she can feel basic positive emotions. Well at least as a girl and not a girl stuck in Kukai's body.

She's walking in when...

Oh. That's... Usagi. Isn't it? and she's next to... ah. Kazuo. She'll sneak over, on the opposite side of him and squints. "Did they add a level where they steal my dress and fight me over it with a steak?" she asks asks bemusedly.

She then notices the hurried entrance of Cheri, before raising a brow and peering back towards Kazuo and Usagi.
Naru Osaka 2018-06-01 00:27:13 91772
A hot day, and a rather dusty day too. One that absolutely required a milkshake at the end of it. Possibly two. Medicinal, of course. Perhaps some fries as well, just to offset all that sugar. The first milkshake went down quickly enough, and the fries went away quickly enough, absently noshed on while sketching, but the second milkshake?

That one is in a to-go cup, hopefully not melting too quickly as Naru comes downstairs from the eating area to where the games live. She waves towards the cluster of Kazuo, Usagi and Lacrima, but it's Cheri that rushes in, and then looks to the door, waiting for whatever might be chasing the girl to burst in.
Kazuo Takeba 2018-06-01 00:28:54 91773
Kazuo exhales, and feeds the game another token, starting over at the beginning somewhat grimly. "There are many things I am not good at," he says. "This is merely one of the more spectacular examples. Hello, Usagi. Hello, Lacrima. For all I know they may have; I've never seen most of the levels to find out."

Neither Naru nor Cheri have actually said anything out loud yet, so Kazuo lives in temporary ignorance of both of them, and of any bullies, youma, or embarrassing relatives that might be in pursuit of Cheri.
Usagi Tsukino 2018-06-01 00:34:14 91774
Usagi looks at Kunzite with large, disbelieving eyes. He might have well just told her that kittens do not, in fact, grow up to be cats. And then she perks up at Lacrima. "Oh, I haven't reached that level yet! Is it fun?"

Luckyyyyy. She wants to be in a Sailor V game...

Then her Naru-sense pings. Looking up, she eagerly and flamboyantly waves! "NARU-CHAN!!! HI!!!" But oh, her attention isn't on her anymore! Usagi looks behind her. Is there someone they know from school near the nervous girl?
Cheri Koumori 2018-06-01 00:41:49 91775
Cheri Koumori continues to wander nervously into the crown Game Center, still glancing nervously around and backing away towards the sailor V game until...Suddenly she bumps into Usagi and drops her satchel, her notes scattering on the ground. "Oh!" she gasps as she realizes what she did, peeking apologetically at Usagi, "Gomen, please forgive me!" ignoring the scattered contents of her satchel, she bows deeply to Usagi, flinching a bit as if she thinks she might get back handed or something.
Lacrima 2018-06-01 00:46:48 91776
Lacrima makes a face. "I hope I'm not in a Sailor V game like that." she says. "I was just making. Silly commentary. On something. not so silly. To me. In hindsight." she says quietly.

She watches Cheri back up. and up and...

"Um..." before she can say anything the two might collide and she'll wince a little regardless.

"Um. Is everything okay?" she asks to Cheri. "You look like you're expecting someone to be following you." she says with pursed lips as she looks from the otherside of Kazuo.

Oh, Naru!

"Hi, Naru-chan." she as a little elevated in tone slightly.
Naru Osaka 2018-06-01 00:50:36 91777
If there was any hope of leaving the shop with any sort of subtlety, Usagi's spotting her would ensure that Naru isn't getting out scot-free. She winces as Cheri drops her satchel, not for fear of the reaction Usagi, but the general sympathy of dropping things. "Hey guys."

Her smile for Cheri is sympathetic as she crouches to help gather things up. She nods at Lacrima's query, echoing it without needing to say it again.
Kazuo Takeba 2018-06-01 00:53:09 91778
Kazuo takes Usagi's shouting in stride, but the thud and Cheri's gasp distract him, winning a sidelong glance for a moment.

The game immediately kills the little pixel V.

Kazuo lets out a slow, hissed breath between his teeth, frowning at it, and attempts to pay more attention to the next life. "Hello, Naru. Not too busy today?"
Usagi Tsukino 2018-06-01 01:00:55 91779
Usagi blinks. "Ohhhhh! Well, I might not have got it, but it does sound clever."

"Eep!" She rocks back a little at the impact, hand steadying her on Kunzite for juuuuuuust a moment (sorry pixels!) so she doesn't land on her rump. On the push back, she bends to help gather the stuff. "That's okay! I'm usually the one who bumps into everyone. Right, Naru-chan?" She holds up her part of the dropped papers and whatnot with a typical happy Usagi smile.
Cheri Koumori 2018-06-01 01:07:39 91780
Cheri Koumori blink blinks and blushes a bit as she realizes that she has suddenly garnered some unexpected attention. "Oh..J-Just s-some girls at school that keep bullying me. I was t-trying to hide from them after school in here.." either she has a stuttering problem or she is very nervous. When Usagi and Naru help her with her things, she smiles shyly. "T-thank you..Yoyre very kind.." her voice is soft and nervous, still glancing around every so often. For a moment her gaze falls on Lacrima and she peers at her curiously. "Oh, umm..Have we met before, somewhere? You look familiar.."
Lacrima 2018-06-01 01:22:30 91782
When someone asks Lacrima if she feels familiar it's usually because 'she's fed on them', so Lacrima answers hastily. "um." she says nervously. "Probably not." she says to Cheri. "Sorry to hear about the bullies. Are they teasing you, or...?" she asks softly, trailing off there.

She's probably inferring one of the bullies beating her up. She looks back over to Naru. "By the way. If Kyouko mentions wanting more of those pocky stick donuts, let me know. I can have more made and I can bring them over to Mamoru's place."

"Because I still do not like the potential of being stabbed through doorways if I deliver them to her place proper." she says cautiously.

She eyes the game. "If it's any consolation I can only get halfway through the second stage. I swear this game cheats." she says.
Naru Osaka 2018-06-01 01:23:49 91783
"It's been a busy day, but milkshakes were required." Naru lifts her to-go container in salute to Kazuo as she ensures Cheri's stuff is all returned to her satchel.

"What school do you go to?" Naru asks of Cheri, a little furrow to her brow. There's a good chance that she's mentally reviewing the potential jerks at Seishou for likelyhood of Cheri taunting.

There's a little laugh as she straightens, and a fond smile for Usagi. "Generally yes, it's you bumping into things. It happens, it sorts out in the end. No harm, no foul. I mean.." She grins, clearly teasing. "It's not like anyone's coffee got spilled."
She blinks a moment at Lacrima at the words 'pocky doughnuts' and a pause. "Kyouko didn't mention them, and I suspect its because she didn't want to share! I don't know if those sound amazing, or really disturbing." She quirks a smile. "Well, two thirds of the people who live there tend not to stab through doorways."
Mamoru Chiba 2018-06-01 01:29:10 91784
The door opens, and there's Ami's voice saying something indistinct, and there's Mamoru's voice adding something to it cheerfully, the last of which is audible. "--went that way. Headed for the train station, it looked like? But she didn't look like she was having fun. What were your names, again?"

There are some unfamiliar girls' voices babbling something hurriedly after that, and then a flash of school uniforms as they scamper away, and Mamoru shakes his head and holds the door open for Ami. "Wish I'd caught them at it. Hope she's all right," he tells her, letting the door close behind them and then holding out his hand. "Anyway, I think I've got a handle on the implications. I can always ask you or Rashmi or Koji or Nanoha for help if I run into any problems with it, th--"

He stops short when he actually registers who's here and what they're doing, and gets this look of immensely amused affection on his face.
Ami Mizuno 2018-06-01 01:31:56 91785
Ami Mizuno, ever with the best memory in the world, makes a mental note of the girls' descriptions. "Hm," is all she says in reply to Mamoru's first comment, nodding her agreement. And then the subject shifts.

"You can always ask me for advice," she says with a smile. But then he stops short, and she looks around. "Oh, hey, everyone," she says, smiling.
Kazuo Takeba 2018-06-01 01:35:05 91786
Usagi steadies herself on Kazuo, and he promptly loses another life; the third one lasts a few seconds longer, but a voice from the doorway pulls his attention away again, and an instant of distraction is doom. Kazuo gives the game an annoyed look as the Game Over screen flashes up again; he digs for the rest of his tokens and deliberately places them at the edge of the screen, stepping back to yield them and the game up to whoever wants to try it next. "That's a stage further than I've ever managed," he says to Lacrima. "Possibly it only wants to stab me, personally, through a doorway."

Possibly it wants a sacrifice of pocky donuts. Less likely things have happened.
Lacrima 2018-06-01 01:42:36 91787
Lacrima looks up and to the door. "Oh, hello." she says to Ami and Mamoru. She sighs and takes a soft breath as she'll step back from the game. She doesn't feel like trying to murder a Venus themed arcade game nor does she want to find out if there's actually a stage where you mess a vampire's dress with a steak.

"Hello, Ami-chan." she says. "And Mamoru-kun. How are you?" she asks.

She looks to Naru. "I delivered a box of pocky donuts for her birthday, from the same place I got the ones I brought for New Years over." she says. "A yeast donut that was half dipped in chocolate and top was glazed and covered in pocky pieces." she says.

"A peace offering. Of sorts." she says quietly.
Usagi Tsukino 2018-06-01 01:42:49 91788
She would mourn the loss of pixelated life if she wasn't gasping in indignation! "How rude! Well, I hope you lost them. If not, I'll kick their toe!" Another gasp! This time the indignation is not real. "Name who what when where how and why I bumped into someone with coffee, Naru-chan!"

Her interest is piqued! Donuts? She wants to ask about then, but she watches Cheri wander to the washroom.

And then she's distracted by a completely different reason. Ami-chan's here, and with no warning at all, Mamoru!

There's almost a sonic boom. "Mamo-chan!!!" Usagi SPLATS against him after reaching warp 7. She snuggles against him. "Mmmmm, cuddles! Happy! Hi, Ami-chan!"
Makio Ryu 2018-06-01 01:47:59 91789
Makio Ryu wanders into the arcade, seeming pleased about something or another. The bluenette 'cyclops' makes a beeline for one of his usual machines before pausing midsetp at what he notices over at Usagi's usual spot in the place. Wow, it's busy today, isn't it?! Rather than try to call all the familiar names he'd just let out with a "Hey dudes!" as he waves. ...but awww, he apparently just missed Cheri!
Kukai Souma 2018-06-01 01:49:54 91790
The lower side of the Crown isn't really somewhere Kukai Souma tends to hang out. Video games are fun but he doesn't tend to do much with them, since they don't have a lot of activity or sports in them, and a lot of his energy goes towards those. But the Crown cafe provides the salty, sugary, and fried stuff that makes up a teenager's diet, and so Kukai finds himself heading down the stairs into the arcade floor after a small snack of a burger, fries, and something to drink.

Kukai's eyes are on the door to begin with, but there is a faint 'splat' off to one side, and both his and Daichi's head turn to look in that direction. Oh. There's a whole bunch of people over there he knows. Should he stop by and say hello? Or just wave and keep going? Well. Probably split the difference - stop by and say hello for a few moments, then get going for tonight's patrol jog.

Kukai reaches the bottom of the steps, then moves over towards the group, raising a hand to wave at them. "Hey everybody. What's up?" He peers over at Kazuo playing the Sailor V game, curious...
Naru Osaka 2018-06-01 01:51:25 91791
There's a lack of Naru needing to explain that she can't think of any coffee incidents, which is for the best, all in all. She takes a sip of the second milkshake, while its here and before its utterly melted.

"Oh! I remember those doughnuts, I just didn't process them as pocky doughnuts. They were good. Thank you for them." Naru grins to Lacrima. She waves to the arriving throngs, Ami and Endy.. the latter getting splatted, and Makio too. "Evening!" She adds a wave to Kukai into the mix of it all. "Everyone's getting out and about tonight, apparently."
Mamoru Chiba 2018-06-01 01:55:28 91792
Mamoru's still holding his hand out to Ami expectantly when Usagi barrels into him at mach seven, and he backpedals to absorb the impact, wrapping himself around her reflexively like the branches of a sideways pit trap. Well, no, not like that, but something like that. He laughs, muffled, into her hair. "Hi, you! Ami-chan's lending me a solution to my temporary problem," he says, picking her up instead of letting go as he straightens. The only problem with that is that now he can't keep holding his hand out to Ami. So he puts Usagi down again, and then waves toward the mass of people flocked more or less around Kazuo, and the approaching Kukai.
Ami Mizuno 2018-06-01 01:57:31 91793
Ami Mizuno waves around at the large, intimidatingly large, group of people. She quietly holds something out to Mamoru--brown-paper wrapped rectangle that it is--and then smiles around. "Hello, everyone," she says shyly.
Kazuo Takeba 2018-06-01 01:58:21 91794
Kazuo lifts a hand in greeting to Makio and Kukai in return, unhurried. And, like Lacrima, quietly retreating from the Game That Hates Them Both. Tokens glint faintly; somebody will pick them up soon enough. In the mean time, this is far too many people he knows to keep going with self-inflicted humiliation today. Watching Usagi apparently attempting to take up residence inside Mamoru's ribcage is a much better option.
Usagi Tsukino 2018-06-01 02:04:07 91795
Today is a busy day for the arcade! Usagi wonders if she could convince Motoki to give her discounts for recommending the place to so many people...

There's a wave for Makio, and when Kukai asks what's up, it's about when she's being lifted! "I am!"

When she's back on Terra Firma, her eyes are large and wide as she looks up at Mamoru. "Oooooo?" The only solution she's ever thought of really wasn't a solution. And she doubted people would want GPS tracking on their phones.

But there's another important thing to bring up. Still in disbelief, she whispers at Mamoru. "Kazu-kun just told me there are things he isn't good at. If I didn't see him play the game, I wouldn't have believed it!"
Makio Ryu 2018-06-01 02:14:43 91796
Makio Ryu wanders over to most the others. "Yeah, it looks like," he says in response to Naru. "Ahhh, nothing here really, just goofing off a little. Everybody ok? I feel like I haven't seen most of you in months now..." It's probably not THAT bad. Maybe it is? If it is, it certainly wasn't anything that happened on purpose!
Kukai Souma 2018-06-01 02:17:11 91797
Kukai grins and gives Naru a one-armed hug, patting her on the back. "Yup. Going on patrol in a bit - something going on near the harbor, so I wanna head up that way and see what's going on. Otherwise it's been quiet." He looks around to everyone, then grins. "Looks like an Earth Court outing, at this point." He would greet Mamoru and Usagi, but Usagi is doing her best interpretation of Mamoru's undershirt and they're both busy.

Kukai releases Naru for a moment, then goes over to give Makio a hug and pat on the shoulders. "Hey you! Haven't seen you out for a while, either!" Seeing Lacrima in her vampiric dress, he nods to her as well. "Hey Lacrima. How are you tonight?"
Lacrima 2018-06-01 02:18:22 91798
Lacrima eyes Kazuo a moment, as he looks over to Usagi and Mamoru and then back to Kazuo as he whispers. "Right. How is. The. Whole. Earth thing. I'm trying to keep my. Distance from it. But. I still. Care." she mutters. "Use vauge terms if that makes you feel more comfortable." she says.


"Hi Kukai-kun. Hi Makio-kun. Wow! I haven't seen you in a bit Makio-kun." she says with a blink. "Is um. everything okay?" she asks him. "And I mean you, too Kukai-kun. But I saw you at the recent dance." she says with a tilted half smile of sorts. She's trying the smile. It... isn't working out right now.

"I am well. I am taking a break from the manor. Something stupid is going on with Jia-chan. I think she's making dumb decisions. I need to ask her about it." she says.
Naru Osaka 2018-06-01 02:22:54 91799
A hug for Kukai and Naru flashes a grin. "Have a good patrol. I am just about headed to finish up some homework." She gestures with her milkshake to the crew in general at queries abotu 'quiet'. "Mostly quiet? Just evil sofas, but how that's connected, or if.. who knows." She gives a little shake of her head and then smiles. "I'm around. Text me if you need me." She lifts her cup in salute. "Later all!"

And Naru is off, probably actually to do her homework. Because she's Naru.
Mamoru Chiba 2018-06-01 02:23:31 91800
Mamoru takes the brown-wrapped square while half-wrapped around Usagi, then GRINS at Ami and singsongs, "Thank youuu~!" He just gives Usagi a devilish look, then lets go her other hand to unwrap what's apparently a charm? right in front of god and everyone, and he loops it around the necklace he's already wearing and drops it inside his shirt. "We haven't seen her since the cloak-and-dagger routine. Haven't gotten a single ping." He sees Naru heading out the door and looks rueful. "Bye, Naru!" and then waves to Makio.
Ami Mizuno 2018-06-01 02:24:47 91801
Ami Mizuno waves goodnight to Naru, before watching Mamoru with a rueful look. "I figured you wouldn't want to open it here," she grouses a little, before looking to Kazuo. "What's this about being bad at the Sailor V game? I can help you if you'd like," she offers.
Kazuo Takeba 2018-06-01 02:29:06 91802
Kazuo does not elaborate on Naru's evil sofa comment. "We're managing," he says to Makio instead. Then inclines his head slightly to Lacrima. "No great deviations from pattern. It remains annoying, but without any immediate prospect of confrontation. So there's some time yet." He's tempted to ask about Jia, but Kukai's the one who was actually asking Lacrima questions, so he leaves that open for Sportsball-kun to handle if he so desires.

... because Ami's asking him about That. Kazuo exhales, slow. "I appreciate the offer," he says to Ami, "but I'm not certain even your assistance can redeem my efforts in that particular field."
Makio Ryu 2018-06-01 02:31:47 91803
Makio Ryu hugs back as Kukai. "Yeah, I've been fine, just really tied up," he states, "Only real concern is that same thing we talked about last time, Lacrima. Good to see all you guys though!" He'd wave back at Mamoru and anyone else who might have been missed in his original mass greeting. He tilts his head at the Jia question himself, but ALSO leaves the question for Kukai to handle.

"Ah, glad you're managing then," Makio'd respond to Kazuo's answer, only to realize there's something more specific he really should be asking about. "...Did you guys meet Emi?"
Usagi Tsukino 2018-06-01 02:32:55 91804
"Bye, Naru-chan! I won't spill coffee!"

Wait, what! What is that! Mamoru's being sneaky and secretive! And hiding things in his shirt! On his necklace! "What! What!" She doesn't miss the look, either! Gasp! She goes on her tiptoes, but the angle is all wrong! She grabs the bottom hem of his shirt and--thinks better of crawling up in there to get a better look (thus being a more literal undershirt impersonator...) in front of everyone! His shirt is patted down back in place and her hands are placed on her hips as she hums.

Then something Makio said not long ago finally filters in, about feeling as though it's been months. She turns to look at him. "I know the feeling! It's so weird!"
Cheri Koumori 2018-06-01 02:36:10 91805
Cheri Koumori returns from the washroom after a long while (Or was she hiding in there? who knows!). Once she sees the coast is clear she wanders towards the Sailor V game, watching it in silent awe. The quickly growing crowd of people seem friendly enough that she relaxes, although glancing curiously at Lacrima every so often. Mostly her attention is in the game though. "Wow, Sailor V is so amazing..." she murmurs, quite awe struck.
Mamoru Chiba 2018-06-01 02:42:28 91806
Mamoru just gives Ami this wide-eyed shrug as Usagi practically crawls up his shirt. "You think I wanted to go one second longer without being able to call on it at a moment's notice?" he asks, maybe a little sheepishly, definitely defensively. "I hate being helpless." He looks down at Usagi and lifts his eyebrows. "What, do you think I'm hiding candy?" he teases.
Ami Mizuno 2018-06-01 02:44:20 91807
Ami Mizuno blinks. "Oh," is all she says, staring at Kazuo with Concern. "I see."

"Who's Emi?" Ami asks of Makio, concerned. "Is she a potential, er, problem?" Watching Usagi as she speaks, a little fond smile on her face, the bluenette turns back to Makio with less concern and more fondness. "Everything will be okay, you'll see." Because Usagis make Everything Better.

She smiles to Cheri next, a little shyly. Okay, a lot shyly--it IS Ami Mizuno, after all. "Where do you go to school?" she asks of the middle schooler, gently. "Can we help?" Assuming, from her wide-eyed stare and the description she got from the bullies earlier, that this is the girl they'd been looking for.

"Oh, Mamoru," is all she says to the tall man, frustration in her voice--at herself, not him. She's about to say more when her phone dings. "It's mother," she says, reading a text rapidly. "She's going to be home for dinner, so I'm going home for dinner. Call me later, Usagi!" She waves around, and heads out.
Kazuo Takeba 2018-06-01 02:45:10 91808
When Mamoru asks Ami the defensive rhetorical question about a moment's notice, Kazuo mutters, almost under his breath, "Evil sofas." Then Cheri's getting closer and he drops that line of conversation promptly, so as not to confuse the bullied middle-school girl. She's had a bad enough day. "I haven't met Emi in person, yet," he says to Makio instead. "It's been a busy week." He adds to Ami, "She's an acquaintance of a friend; I'm short on details." And Ami is apparently short on time.
Kukai Souma 2018-06-01 02:50:42 91810
Kukai shrugs at Lacrima. "I'm ok. It's just not a lot to do right now. I found out something a few days ago that I'm having to deal with and I'm working that over. It's a thing. And... yeah? Want me to talk to Jiaying? Or somebody else here?"

He smiles at Naru. "Will do. You be careful getting home!" He looks over as Ami hands Mamoru something and Usagi crawls up him like an inquisitive squirrel, then looks back to Makio. "Hopefully not really tied up! That can be dangerous! And it's good to see you too as well."

Kukai cocks his head, looking over at Cheri as she stares at the game. He can't detect anything off of her just yet, and neither can Daichi, who flits over towards her, more curious than even the super curious teenager. But then there's another name that pops up as he looks back and forth between Ami and Makio. "Uh. Yeah. Who's Emi?"
Usagi Tsukino 2018-06-01 02:57:27 91811
Usagi gasps as she peeks up at him. "Are you hiding candy from me, Mamo-chan?" This is a capital offence! Punishment includes being subjected to Usagi pouts!

She's half paying attention to the conversation around her (and oblivious at the implications toward herself, because Usagi and also Mamoru Investigating) and there's a moment where she's half tempted to see if she could bribe Daichi to take a peek for her... "Yeah! Things will be okay! We have lots of smart people to help with things!"

She blinks and looks up at Mamoru. "Mamo-chan, if you were wearing a vest, I'd have a larger investment in this investigation." She perks up a little and starts to fiddle with his buttons! By golly george, she will -- "Bye, Ami-chan, say hi to Mrs. Ami-chan's Mama for me!" -- see what he's hiding!

Ploink, ploink, ploink!

"Gasp! It's a--" She looks up at Mamoru in some confusion. "A tiny weird looking axe."
Mamoru Chiba 2018-06-01 03:02:42 91812
And that is how Mamoru finds himself in the middle of a crowded Crown with his shirt half open. That's what he gets for not entirely paying attention to what Usagi's doing while a million things are going on. His mouth opens and shuts and he quietly starts buttoning his shirt again, blushing faintly. "It's a halberd, yeah. And it's not candy. You remember Frost Knight?" he asks, buttoning the second-to-top one and then adjusting his glasses. "Both Frost Knights?"
Cheri Koumori 2018-06-01 03:11:17 91813
Cheri Koumori continues to watch the game but is too shy to try it herself. When Ami approaches her, she smiles rather shyly to her and nods. "U-um..Hello, I go to Seishou, how about you?" not much for small talk, she's at least trying. But then Ami's running out and Cheri's is only vaguely distracted by chatter behind her, the bun haired girl looking at some pendant on the handsome older boy..? She tries not to pry too much though.

When she finally spies Makio, she smiles and relaxes a bit, waving at him. "M-Makio-kun! Hii! How are you? I'm sorry I've been sick lately but I'll be at work tomorrow, I promise.."

Finally she spies Daichi and with a start, she steps back, quite surprised. "Oh..Umm, w-who are you?" he looks quite adorable though and she walks towards him, peering at him curiously.
Makio Ryu 2018-06-01 03:12:36 91814
Makio Ryu waves after Ami as she's off. "Well not a problem so much as a potential 'problem'," Makio replies to Ami's question despite her departure, probably for the sake of others that asked about Emi. He seems relieved that Kazuo seems to at least realize who he's refering to. "She's ah....vistitor....from out of town...." he murmurs vaugely.

On noticing Cherri's returned he grins. "Ahhh, fancy seeing you here Cherri-cham," he says with a grin, though he also kind of side eyes for the SHORTEST of moments at Lacrima, "I didn't know you came here too, Cherri-chan....hey, sickness happens!"
Kazuo Takeba 2018-06-01 03:16:37 91815
The mysterious something Kukai has to deal with wins him a glance from Kazuo, but Kazuo adheres to the 'do not ask about these things in public, if at all' code, and answers the other question instead, amplifying Makio's 'visitor from out of town' just a little. "Someone a friend brought by for a bit. As I said, I haven't met her in person, yet. Our schedules have been a little skewed." ... and Usagi is ... no, he's not going to look over at that.

He considers Cheri, instead. "I used to know someone who had trouble at Seishou," he muses. "I wonder if it's the same girls causing trouble for you." -- and then Cheri recognizes Daichi, and Kazuo's eyebrows lift. Just a little.
Lacrima 2018-06-01 03:22:51 91816
Lacrima shakes her head at Kukai. "It's fine. I can talk to her." she says as her eyes look back to Cheri. She purses her lips. She gently looks back to Mamoru as... um....

She gently looks away from Mamoru. Cough, yes. Is this a normal thing to be halfy undressed by Usagi in public for them? She pretends she didn't ask herself that in her head. She'll look at Kazuo. She's SO INTERESTED in Kazuo right now.

She cough. "People shouldn't make fun of other people or bully them." she asides. Yes state an obvious fact. This'll help.

She does blink and look over to Cheri when she seems to see Dachi though, as she furrows her brow at this.
Kukai Souma 2018-06-01 03:32:07 91817
Daichi blinks and stares back at Cheri. "Oh! You can see me! I'm Daichi! I'm Kukai's Guardian Chara!" He turns and points back to Kukai, who's still talking to Lacrima and Makio. "It's very nice to meet you!" He gives her a thumbs up greeting.

Kukai hmms and then nods. "Maybe I'll see Emi at some point. Hopefully she won't pile onto my workload..." He grumbles a bit. Lacrima gets a nod, and he reaches over, patting her shoulder. "If you need some help you've got friends." He nods. "Of course, nobody should be bullied! Who's being bullied?" He blinks, missing something, then follows Lacrima's (and Makio's and Mamoru's and Kazuo's) eyes over to Cheri, who's ... talking to Daichi. "Mmph."

Kukai walks over towards Cheri and grins, giving her a nod of his head. "Hi! I'm Kukai Souma, from Seiyou. Who're you?"
Usagi Tsukino 2018-06-01 03:34:43 91818
She slinks down a little at his blush. Oops... She'd done good not crawling up his shirt, and then! "Good, because if you were hiding candy from me, Mamo-chan... I would have pouted at you so hard." She blinks and nods. She mouths 'Taka-baka?' at him.

She bounces a little. "What's it do, what's it do? Show me!"
Mamoru Chiba 2018-06-01 03:39:08 91820
"Iiiii need supervision, and my German is terrible," says Mamoru, then glances up and away from Usagi -- one hand on her shoulder -- at Kunzite. "Can I steal you for a bit, Kazuo? Need your help with a project." Without warning, he picks Usagi up again and slings her over his shoulder, then starts for the door and calls over his other shoulder, "The project is not Usako, for the record."
Kazuo Takeba 2018-06-01 03:42:29 91821
If that were anyone else's name, Kazuo would at this point be commenting that there was no help for that one. But it's Usagi. So he bows wordlessly to Lacrima, inclines his head to Makio and Kukai, trusts that someone will explain to Kukai any part of the Cheri business that is relevant and not already figured out, and goes to follow Mamoru and Usagi out the door.

The Sailor V game can no longer get him. It's a sort of victory.
Cheri Koumori 2018-06-01 03:43:11 91822
Cheri Koumori blinks at Daichi, but smiles when he talks. "Awwe..Kawaii!" she exclaims. "Guardian character? Are you some kind of fairy?!" she walks around him, looking for wings..When Mamoru mentions her school, she glances towards him thoughtfully. "Umm I don't know. Usually there are three girls who travel around, wearing fancy drill curls, big pink bows and lots of petticoats under their uniforms..Or fancy pink and Violet's dresses and ribbons out of school." she shrugs, glancing back at Kukai. "Nice to meet you, I am Cheri Koumari." she bows.
Makio Ryu 2018-06-01 03:49:27 91823
Makio Ryu waves after Mamoru and Usagi and Kazuo. Thank goodness though, that was....a tiny bit awkward...ehehe.... And Lacrima suddenly went off somewhere when he didn't see EITHER.

"...anyway, how are you doing Cheri-chan," he wonders, "Anything I can get for you two? and yeah....hopefully Emi won't add to your load..." He then gestures between them. "This is my friend, and this is my co-worker---wait, someone was being bullied?"
Kukai Souma 2018-06-01 03:53:28 91824
Daichi grins. "Something kinda like that..." Kukai smiles at Cheri. "It's nice to meet you too! So, you can see Daichi, huh?" He looks around at the arcade, noting there seems to be a little clear place around them. "Well. That's pretty cool!"

He stops when she talks about the other girls bullying her, then reaches over, patting Cheri's shoulder. "Look. They shouldn't do that sort of thing to you. You don't deserve it. Don't let them get to you, ok? They're not good people if they think they have to tear someone else down to build themselves up." He wants to go further into talking about Daichi and Cheri's obvious magic, but she seems like she's got other things on her mind right now..
Cheri Koumori 2018-06-01 04:03:04 91825
Cheri Koumori smiles and nods to Kukai, but she does seem distracted. "Oh, it's okay really, I'm used to it. But thanks for the encouragement." she shrugs at Makio. "It's alright, just bullies at work. Bit it's getting late so I should go home..See you at work tomorrow, Makio-kun!" she waves to the others there before hurrying off.
Makio Ryu 2018-06-01 04:07:47 91826
Makio Ryu frowns slightly as he waves after Cheri running off. "Whoo was Cheri Koumori, the latest of the Mew Mew cafe members....who oddly doesn't...'hang out with us at night, if you get what I mean," Makio murmurs, "And yet...there's someone going around calling themselves Black Cherry. I can't say for SURE that they're the same person, but I think some how Cheri and Black Cherry are suffering a bit of....memory trouble?"