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Date: 2018-06-25
Pose Count: 18
Stahlritter 2018-06-25 08:56:48 92221
Between being trained by Lena, patrolling the city and gathering intel on the Raskoph Conglomerate's operations, there's not a lot of time for Alex to relax. The fact that he doesn't have to worry about school after going off the grid doesn't really help at all, in the wake of all of that. So whenever he does get a moment like that, he *really* has to take advantage of it as much as he can.

...Today, that apparently takes the form of a pile of donuts at the infamous donut stand off the road in Pikarigaoka. Just as well. The tall german boy has settled himself at a far-off table set up near the stand, with his hood still flipped up over his head for the time being-- but that doesn't stop him from shoving donut after donut into his mouth in the shade of it. All sorts. Glazed, powdered, plain-- any donut is good right now. Especialy with the higher calorie intake he's ended up needing ever since synchronizing with Kriegsfauste.
Yuzuki Amemori 2018-06-25 09:04:21 92222
Yuzuki Amemori looks like she's a zombie, eyes half-lidded, swaying back and forth and ordering herself the blackest tea imagineable. The request mentioning that light shouldn't be able to escape the event horizon that is the cup. Sitting down with her bag and cup, she takes a bite, then drains half the tea before noticing a familiar face. One she hasn't seen in quite a while. She wordlessly stands, steps over and sits down.

Pointing to the intake, she says teasingly, "You know even with a lot of walking and punching bullies out, you shouldn't eat that many calorries, it's hard to burn that many calories normally."
Stahlritter 2018-06-25 09:16:39 92223
From underneath the hoodie, bright green eyes pierce past the provided shade to take in Yuzu. And there's the briefest hint of a scoff at the teasing words. "Would swinging a giant-ass sword help with that?" he asks, with one brow rising upwards slowly under that hoodie. "Or punching out mad scientists with a big punchy gauntlet." He lets that particular statement there hang in the air, for Yuzu's benefit, before he shoves another donut whole into his mouth. OMF.
Yuzuki Amemori 2018-06-25 09:38:14 92224
Yuzuki Amemori hesitates for am oment and consider,s then nods and say teasingly, "Yeah it probably would, you' d be amaed that kind of workout does." She holds a hand up, flexing to show off before settling in to take a nice big bit eof donut-y goodness. She lingers, takes another sip and relaxes.

"I think a lot of it is the magic though. I think that burns all those calories."
Stahlritter 2018-06-25 09:43:18 92225
Alex squints at Yuzuki's arm at that. "Do you *really* want to have a flexing contest?" He teases in turn, with a wide flash of his teeth in a grin before he shuts himself up with another donut.

Once that's swallowed, though, a more serious look takes over his face. "Yeah," he lets out first, in agreement, silent for a few seconds before he speaks up again. "Sorry. I didn't really have time say it's me, back at the bank. I was a bit busy fighting with the shitface in the back."
Yuzuki Amemori 2018-06-25 09:46:09 92226
Yuzuki Amemori shrugs and adjusts her glasses at the first question from the punchy sort of guy. There's a smirk there. "Oh I don't know if your ego could take that kind of pricking." Her tone playful still. There's a bite of her donut, a few moments of thought, then she gestures with her free hand.

"How are you doing? I mean with the whole magic thing." Her tone is quiet, not carrying far as she asks. "I know I don't get a lot of answers, so if I can offer a few, I will."
Stahlritter 2018-06-25 17:17:51 92228
"Oh, please, I'll bench press you and the house you live in with one hand," Alex claims with a scoff and a wicked flash of a grin given to her.

But then, there's a shrug of his shoulders. "I'm... doing alright," he allows. "I mean... yes and no. I have someone way more experienced in my field training me and all that, and everything I've learned beforehand isn't exactly going to waste either. Just..." He peers idly down over to his right hand, where Kriegsfauste's bracelet is hidden underneath his sleeve. "... There's some. Bad stuff tied to how I got this, is all."
Yuzuki Amemori 2018-06-25 17:20:28 92229
Yuzuki Amemori sticks her tongue out and says, "I've been doing it longer, I bet I could toss you by your belt in full suit." She makes an annoyed sound and adds dryly, "That's apparently my past self's legacy to me. A comically oversized slab of steel." There's a hint of amusement at least.

Head tilted, she asks, "And how was that? I actually haven't been around as much. Or, you know, in contact with others. Music and school. It doesn't involve remembering how you died or getting annoyed by the lingering ghost of your past self, right?"
Stahlritter 2018-06-25 17:28:47 92230
"You're welcome to try," Alex all but purrs out, in challenge, eyes lidding slightly underneath his hood. "I won't say no to a quick wrestlin' bout." He even stretches his foot out underneath the table to nudge her shin.

But, the other matter leaves him looking a bit... rueful, to say the least. "... Well," he rumbles out, glancing off elsewhere. "Not exactly. But it did involve finding out most of my life has been a lie and that my parents have been trying to build me into some kind of living weapon with dark energy injections and mind-manipulation."

"... You know. Shit like that."
Yuzuki Amemori 2018-06-25 17:41:27 92231
Yuzuki Amemori leans back and looks down, then snrks and takes a bite of her donut. "I don't know if I'm much of a wrestler, but it would be fun to see if I can bench you or not." She's still teasing of course, which helps at least.

At the look, she holds up her hands and says, "It's fine i-" before he continues in. She leans forward, rests her chin o her hands and listens quietly. "Well, probably worse than reliving your death as odd as that is to say. At least I don't have to hear Kakuomaru whining about being a woman. He thinks it's funny." She drums her fingers on the tabletop and continues, "You need help, you ask. Different from last time at least though."
Stahlritter 2018-06-25 18:09:16 92235
"It's what it is," Alex murmurs, with another shrug, though his voice is still a bit low. "I've kind of... had to lay low ever since. My folks are the rich corporate types with a lot of connections. Eclipse too. Can't go to school. Can't go anywhere I'd have to make my identity known. The only other alternative to waging a war like that-- go back to them and let them have their way with me. Suppose I will just have to deal."

"But nevermind me." His hands stick down into the pockets of his hoodie, and he leans back just a little. "What's up with you? 'Runa still tryin' to pair you up with everyone you run into?"
Yuzuki Amemori 2018-06-25 18:21:56 92238
Yuzuki Amemori shakes her head and says, "She's not, not so much anyway. She thought my girlfriend was cute, but I haven't seen her in a long while. Trying to get ahold of her is a pain." She shakes her head, laughs then pokes at her drink for a moment. Picking it up, she takes a sip.

Well, if you're doing that kind of thing, you should be very careful. You know that though. Have you found a place to stay lately? I mean- you're not hiding out under a bridge or something right?"
Stahlritter 2018-06-25 18:25:08 92239
"Trouble in paradise, huh," Alex murmurs with a look off to the side. "... Kind of the same for me, I guess. For different reasons, though." With the conversation veering the way it does, he seems to have forgotten all about the donuts at this point too.

He at least makes an effort at flashing a faint smile, though. "Under a bridge wouldn't be safe," he notes. "I wouldn't put it past my mom to have surveillance among the homeless population too. I stayed in magic switzerland for a while, now I..." He stops himself short there, and leaves his lips to a thin line. "... I shouldn't say more than that in public. Sorry."
Yuzuki Amemori 2018-06-25 18:48:29 92246
Yuzuki Amemori shakes her head and says, "Not even that, I might have been the problem. I had to keep going to shows and doing work for other groups. Have to do what you have to do to stay working right?" She shrugs and leans back, eyes closed. "I'll keep trying for a bit though." Running her fingers through her hair briefly, there's another sip of tea.

There's a confused look on her face for a moment, then she asks, "Wait wait, what do you mean Magical Sweden?"
Stahlritter 2018-06-25 18:56:35 92247
"Don't say that," Alex urges of her, with a shake of his head. "I am the last person to be going to for advice on relationship shit with how mine have all ended up, sure... but even I know that things are never as simple as they are on first glance with those things. And it's never a one-way street, right?"

His brows arch upwards slightly, then, and he lifts a hand up, pointing a finger vaguely upwards. "Switzerland," he corrects. "You've been there. The collection of Stones and Planets. Catch my drift?"
Yuzuki Amemori 2018-06-25 19:30:35 92251
Yuzuki Amemori shrugs, "Eh, I've been gone so long, I'd understand if that was a problem. I'm not going to give up or anything, but I also get if she's moved on."

Tapping her foot on the ground, she sits up straight again and leans forward, "I just have to be able to get ahold of her first, I keep missing her, you know?"

The mention of stones and planets also kind of further confuses her. She eventually nods when it clicks though. "Ah, yeah I get it."
Stahlritter 2018-06-25 19:43:50 92253
"You keep at it," Alex urges of her, then, before he starts to rise upwards from the bench on his side of the table. "...'Least, for you, it ain't too late yet. Even if it don't work out, there'll still be something."

One might be left to wonder just what exactly that's supposed to imply for him, the way he phrased it.

"You can have the rest of the donuts," he offers to her, while one hand reaches up to lightly tug at the hood along his head. "Take care, okay? If you need or want to reach me for whatever reason, Rashmi and 'Runa both have the number to the burner I'm using at the time, usually."
Yuzuki Amemori 2018-06-25 20:20:52 92259
Yuzuki Amemori shrugs and says, "Yeah I know, I'm trying at least right?" She twirls her finger. Resting her chin against her hand, she crosses her legs, takes a bite of the donut and kind of just settles in there quietlike. "Thanks." She adds, in response to stealin the rest of the donuts.

She nods again after, then murmurs, "I'll keep that in mind. You do the same. You should still have my number right?"