Cold stars tutoring

Date: 2018-06-10
Pose Count: 17
Sakura Kinomoto 2018-06-10 17:55:20 92024
Sakura Kinomoto came into the crown, her head low as she skated inside. Ugh. She had absolutely BOTCHED that test. Well, okay, not botched. But a 73#366 That was HORRIBLE!

She lightly skated to a table and sat in the corner, sinking into the seat as she pulled out her book. Normally, at a time like this, she'd have asked Yukito for help. But he'd disappeared and that just made her MORE worried and... Great, how could she study?!

She put her math book on the table and flipped through it. The normally cheerful girl looking... actually upset. And sad. And a bit ashamed as she went through her book.
Ami Mizuno 2018-06-10 17:57:14 92025
But who happens to be walking by carrying her book bag (naturally) and a milk smoothie? Why, it's Ami Mizuno! She stops and spots Sakura, frowning gently. "Hey," she says softly. "Everything okay?" Because Ami may be shy, but her tender heart can't stand to see someone she knows and likes in distress. She gestures across from the younger brunette. "Can I sit?"
Sakura Kinomoto 2018-06-10 18:02:21 92027
Sakura Kinomoto glanced up and... her face lit up. "Mizuno-senpai!" she said with a grin. Then realized what she wa asked. She gulped and lowered her eyes... then... nudged the paper at her. A 73.

"I... I did horrible on my test..." she mumbled. "Touya kept teasing me and... daddy didn't say anything, but I could see by the look he gave it he was disappointed... I tried really, really hard... But... I got distracted. What with all the... Riventon things going on. And then I kept being unable to study with Tomoyo-chan..." she mumbled.

"I don't wanna disappoint daddy again..."
Ami Mizuno 2018-06-10 18:04:36 92029
Ami Mizuno settles in without asking again, sipping from her beverage before taking it all in. "Okay," she says calmly. "I'm ahead on my studying, for once." Like always, she means. "Can I help you study, Sakura-chan? I'm happy to do it." And it's true, because she's already pulling the math book toward her while digging out a notebook with the other hand. "I see," she murmurs.
Sakura Kinomoto 2018-06-10 18:12:48 92032
Sakura Kinomoto blinked a few times and then... "W-well..." She poked her fingers together. "If it's not too much trouble, I'd like to. I mean, you're really smart but ummm.... are you sure it won't.... be getting in the way? Of like... your sailor duties?" she mumbled softly.

"But if you have the time, I'd really appreciate it! You're one of the smartest, coolest girls I know!" she said with that big, happy, 'I idolize you like you're my hero' look she did so well...
Ami Mizuno 2018-06-10 18:16:02 92033
Ami Mizuno laughs gently. "It's a day off," she says firmly to the younger precure. "And you need the assistance. I'm happy to help you, Sakura-chan, when I can. You've got to keep up with your studies as well as your extracurriculars." Meaning saving the world, naturally. "It's important to me that you do well on your next test." She sips from her milk smoothie again and skims over the pages around the math concept Sakura had the book open to. "I see. This is a particularly confusing way to teach this."
Sakura Kinomoto 2018-06-10 18:24:13 92035
Sakura Kinomoto blinked a few times. "It... is?" So she wasn't dumb for not getting it? She then gasped. "Really? Wow! You're so smart! could.... could you explain it to me in a better way?" she asked, before eating one of her fries. "You help some of the other girls, right? I mean... I heard that you helped some of the others with really hard things."

She sighed as she watched Ami. She wondered if she could ever be like that. So pretty, strong AND smart. All of her friends were just so amazing!
Ami Mizuno 2018-06-10 18:26:37 92036
Ami Mizuno smiles warmly at Sakura-chan. "Of course I will," she assures, and finds a pencil before starting to work through the first sample problem. She explains it as she goes, very simply and succinctly--expanding as she sees Sakura get confused at points, narrowing her discussion as she sees Sakura get concepts. It's something she's gotten used to with Usagi, after all.
Sakura Kinomoto 2018-06-10 18:44:03 92038
Sakura Kinomoto listened intently and... to her credit. While the young girl didn't WANT to study... she DID want to study. She wanted to learn.... and she wanted to make Ami proud.

She smiled at Ami and nodded. "Wait, you break it down like... wow. No wonder I was having so much trouble! I thought I was supposed to..." She trailed off.

"Oh wow... I feel so silly..." she mumbled, blushing bright. "So I don't carry that at all? Weird..."
Ami Mizuno 2018-06-10 18:46:46 92040
"Don't feel embarassed," Ami reassures. "They basically led you to believe to carry that. It's all right."

She smiles warmly after reassuring Sakura-chan. "So have you been holding up okay? With everything else." She tilts her head, bright blue eyes concerned. "I know we don't talk much, but I'd like to help as much as I can."
Sakura Kinomoto 2018-06-10 18:53:19 92042
Sakura Kinomoto blinked a few times and then her eyes lowered. "No. Not... really. I mean... I guess I'm okay but... I haven't seen Yukito-senpai in ages. And..." She idly twirled a fry. "The cards... I ran into Riventon again and I managed to get help, but... I don't know. I think I'm doing better. I fought off that... dark clone of me, whatever it was. But he's still really, really strong. And scary. And I don't like fighting him. And... I don't know what's happening with the cards. And kero-chan is always so tired he just... But I got one of the cards back, so... I wonder if I can get the others back too. But..."

She sighed. "A part of me wonders if he's right. If maybe I'm not good enough to have the cards..."
Ami Mizuno 2018-06-10 18:55:47 92043
Ami Mizuno frowns suddenly, sharply. But not at Sakura, even if it's in her direction. "Oh, Sakura-chan. No. You're meant to have them. It's your destiny, right?" she says, watching the younger girl with gentleness. "Who told you that you weren't good enough to have the cards? Riventon? Because let me tell you--Riventon is smart, but he's a boy. Boys don't know everything. Neither do I, for that matter," she adds, with a sudden, fierce grin, somewhat uncharacteristic of her. "But I'm trying to use my knowledge for good, and Riventon isn't. He's trying to throw you off your guard. And that's not okay."
Sakura Kinomoto 2018-06-10 19:05:46 92044
Sakura Kinomoto blinked a few times. Boys don't... "I don't know. Daddy is really, really, REALLY smart. He knows a whole lot about everything! Well... except magic. Well, he might. I never ask him. I mean, I don't want him knowing about me... he might worry," she said, looking sad at that idea.

She smiled and nodded. "Thanks... I do train a lot with Haruna-sempai and... I am getting better. I can use two cards at once, now. All the time! When I first started, one card would tire me out a bit..."
Ami Mizuno 2018-06-10 19:07:01 92045
"Daddies are different," Ami says softly, "Sometimes." She looks a bit distant for a moment, before she blinks back to the present with a smile. "It's good of you not to worry him. And I'm really proud of you for working so hard and training so much! That's really good, and really important, Sakura-chan."
Sakura Kinomoto 2018-06-10 19:18:37 92046
Sakura Kinomoto nodded and giggled. She then blinked and... "Oh! Do you want any of my fries?" she offered, grinning up at her. "A-and thanks. I really wanan make everyone proud. You all have saved me so many times when I first started and... and I want to be able to help all of you. Protect all of you... make all of you so proud..." she mumbled, gently swirling her drink.
Ami Mizuno 2018-06-10 19:24:04 92047
Ami Mizuno blinks, then smiles gently at Sakura. "Who says I'm not alraady super proud?" she says, before snagging a few fries and chowing down.
Sakura Kinomoto 2018-06-10 19:35:42 92049
Sakura Kinomoto blinked and then flushed. 'I-I haven't done much yet, though..." she mumbled, smiling. "Everyone is so incredible. I'm so thankful the cards chose me..." she mumbled, looking at the homework and then yawning. She looked up... and eeked. "O-oh my gosh! It's so late! I should go! Ami, it was so nice hanging out iwht you today, okjay? Let's do it again later!" she said before getting to her feet, taking her bag, and heading out the door.