Oh Brother

Norie talks to Alexis about the possibility of Ryo being 'St. George'. Alexis unintentionally gives Norie a good idea!

Date: 2018-07-20
Pose Count: 20
Lacrima 2018-07-20 15:28:29 92783
Norie Okana is at the tail end of one of her 'Norie Days'. Where-in she doesn't leave the house and just lets herself be 'Norie' for the whole day, wherein she can't be in public at the moment. It helps keep her grounded.

It's later in the evening and earlier, Lamya-chan crashed into her room, made an upset and accused her brother--- the other one- not Alexis-niisan-- of being... 'St. George'. This made no sense to Norie.

But still she wants to talk to Alexis about it, so she's texted him as such to drop by to the manor, tonight if possible.

There's no more sandwiches left, she and Lamya ate them all earlier. There is however, now like six boxes of donuts on the coffee table. She's watching some old American horror movie- an adaption of a Japanese one, about a girl with long hair and a well.

"That doesn't even look real." she mutters to herself.
Stahlritter 2018-07-20 15:32:19 92784
"Movies about this stuff never look real after you've experienced it for yourself," a familiar, adult-like voice rumbles up from behind where Norie has seated herself, then.

How the hell does Alexis keep doing that?! And for that matter *WHY* does he keep sneaking all the way into the depths of the manor to the point where he's standing behind Norie, when he could just, oh I dunno, KNOCK ON THE DOOR?

No one will ever know.

But either way, there's an Alex, with his hood flipped back away, and eyes squinting towards the TV. "... I think I've seen this one."
Lacrima 2018-07-20 15:36:36 92785
Norie flips the TV off. Blip. She scooches over on the couch and sighs a bit. "Hi Nii-san." she mutters.

She shifts a bit, shoving another donut into her mouth. This generally means what she has to talk about isn't pleasant. "So basically. Lamya-chan barged into her room from the window. Broke her aquarium and then blorped acid everywhere after an angry build up. She was yelling in latin. About 'Why is he here and not the Princess' because apparently Poderoso knew old latin so I do too." she says.

"Anyways. She met Ryo at the curry shop and apparently she...." she shifts a bit.

"She thinks he's 'St. George'..." she says softly.
Stahlritter 2018-07-20 15:41:41 92786
"Hi, Imouto." It's funny how easily that word comes from Alex these days. About a year and half ago no one owuld have even considered the german transfer student with very brawling tendencies to end up the adopted big brother for her.

Either way. He listens to her, nodding every now and then-- and steadily, his brows knit together, frown deepening.

And then that last bit.

He's quiet for several seconds spent in slowly blinking his eyes.

"...Run that by me one more time," he mutters. "She thinks Ryo. Your asshole blood brother who disowned you. Is... the same asshole knight that killed her after sending her princess to be eaten up."


"*That* Saint George?"
Lacrima 2018-07-20 15:48:18 92787
Norie Okana runs a hand up her face. "Yes. That St. George." she says, like she's been thinking the same exasperation that Alexis just displayed for the past five hours.

"I asked her why she thought that. Like. Did he do something or.. like transform..or something?" she asks. "But she only said that, he looks like him, has the same candor and smug confidence and then there's also basically the intolerance." she says.

"I told her she might be mistaken. That. People look and act like other people sometimes, but she said that... 'you don't forget the face that killed you'." she trailed off a moment.

"You know this is a problem if it's true for many reasons. Right?..." she asks quietly.
Stahlritter 2018-07-20 16:00:15 92788
"I can think about five different reasons for it to be a problem right off the top of my head," Alex agrees quickly with an exasperated grunt. He turns to round the sofa, then, and plops himself down to sitting besides her.

"If it is true and he ends up gaining the power of that particular Knight, he's definitely going to come after her," he mutters, before sweeping his eyes down to her. "And *you*."
Lacrima 2018-07-20 16:28:50 92789
Norie Okana shifts. "Yes." she says. "I mean. He could already have it. Just nothing dramatic has happened enough to wake it." she says softly. "I don't know what's going on if it's true. I mean. He's always just been my brother growing up? Nothing strange happened." she says softly. "Until....well. Me." she mutters.

"My first instinct is to say 'reincarnation'. I'd ask Mamoru to see if he couldn't do the touch, empath thing to see if he can't see anything but... that's not an option at the moment. I DO still need to talk to them. I know Mamoru and his boys and the Salior Senshi are reincarnations. They might know things to look for." she says.

"-and I'm not a reincarnated version of anyone unless you count the whole 'being infused with dark energy of a vampire' thing." she adds.

"Though this... begs the question..." she asks.

"If 'Saint George' is here. Regardless of. Who he is. Where's 'The Princess'?" she asks.

"I feel that's an important question. Because Lamya is looking for her, or an heir. But with Saint George. He'd seek her too. For other reasons." she says a little more frustrated.
Stahlritter 2018-07-20 16:35:32 92790
"For some incredibly shitty and probably disgusting reasons," Alex adds in after that, and his arms cross together while he lets himself slump more fully against the couch, with some measure of irritation still.

"SO let's say that power in him awakens," he mutters. "What then? YOu know that would mean we'd have to fight him. Very violently so, most likely."
Lacrima 2018-07-20 16:43:19 92791
Norie frowns. "What's sad is that , it fits his personality. He basically hits on anything that moves." she says flatly. "Even sadder, it usually works with the unsuspecting." she mutters. "And those who don't know better."

"If the power is even there. Lamya-chan could still be mistaken because my brother just happens to be the right kind of jerkhole." she rolls her eyes.

"...I'm going to try to talk to him tomorrow. I don't think I'll get anywhere. But I know that when I became this thing, I started dreaming about Poderoso and his life." she says.

"I wonder if he's been having dreams about 'Saint George'..." she says. "Or related dreams." she says.
Stahlritter 2018-07-20 16:47:06 92792
"...And how exactly do we figure that will go?" Alex asks on that. "He's... not exactly the type to listen to anything that doesn't suit his worldview, you know? And he already hates you."

He sighs quietly, and then, slowly, draws his arm over around the smaller girl, to tug her closer over and into an idle little hug.

"I won't let him do anything bad though," he murmurs, voice much quiter. "To you or Lamya. Or anyone else."
Lacrima 2018-07-20 17:07:01 92793
Norie Okana shifts. "It's something I need to ask him or confront him about." she says. "If I start trying to talk about things directly to related to this, it might cause him enough to stay and yell at me about it." she says. "He'd probably blame me for any strange dreams he'd be having after that. I don't care." she mutters.

She leans against Alexis-niisan with a sigh as she mutters. "Lamya-chan is really upset about it, regardless. She's wondering why 'he's here' but her princess isn't." she says.
Stahlritter 2018-07-20 17:15:31 92794
"I would not be surprised if he did," Alexis sighs out. "Even if he didn't know that you are dating a dream-unicorn."

When she leans in, he draws his hand over to idly stroke along the top of her head, affectionally. Like a big brother should. "I know," he says, on teh subject of Lamya. "I can tell just from the talk I had with her before. I should... probably talk to her."

He pauses then, to think something over.

"... Have you ever thought about talking to your father?"
Lacrima 2018-07-20 17:22:34 92795
Norie Okana frowns. "I haven't talked to my family since... I tried to tell Ryo about what I mean with Rashmi-chan there." she says softly. "My father and mother don't need this garbage in their life." she says as she settles uncomfortably. "I'd rather not drag them into this." she says.

"Notably, if Ryo really is St. George it'd make it even MORE difficult to go home." she says quietly.

"I'm still a... 'Missing Persons'." she says gently.
Stahlritter 2018-07-20 17:31:14 92796
"I'm just wondering, is all," Alexis murmurs, with a slow roll of his shoulders. "Mostly... that maybe things would be better for them... even if they didn't know properly where you are or what happened to you... but at least, somehow know that you are... alright. If nothing else."
Lacrima 2018-07-20 17:43:55 92797
Norie fidgets. "I don't know how to do that." she says quietly. "-and I know the police are involved. And anyone trying to contact them about it would probably get a detective visit at the least." she says grimly.

"I miss them." she says silently. "But Ryo is a problem right now."
Stahlritter 2018-07-20 17:44:53 92798
"I guess they would," Alexis agrees, letting a few seconds pass in silence pointedly.

"But I'm a fugitive off the grid already anyway."

A breath is let out then, and he peers down at her. "...But I know. You're right. Eyes straight ahead, right?"
Lacrima 2018-07-20 17:52:43 92799
Norie Okana nods rapidly. "Right." she says softly. She fidgets. "I remembered something." she says quietly. "When Lamya-chan was talking to me." she says.

"We'd play a dumb game when we we're younger. I'd be a princess. And he'd be the knight. Fighting a dragon." she says. "It was his idea." she says.

"I'm wondering if that was some sort of 'St. George' influence now." she says. "Or just a silly childs game." she says.

"I've never noticed any other infatuation with 'killing dragons' though..." she says.

"....Please don't become a fugitive that may be involved in my missing persons case to." she says bluntly.
Stahlritter 2018-07-20 17:58:05 92800
"... I was just thinking of trying to reassure him, that's all," Alexis mutters, with a brief glance elsewhere.

The story she tells him gets his attention, though, to the point where he's watching her closely again. His lips purse at the end of it, in thought.

"I don't know anything about reincarnation," he murmurs. "Or past lives or anything of that sort. Obviously the Sailors and Stones would be better people to ask about that. But... that would kind of jive with everything else, wouldn't it?"

"Some kind of red string of destiny that's left over there, in his soul."
Lacrima 2018-07-20 18:00:40 92801
Norie Okana listens until Alexis says 'Red String of Destiny'. "OH!" she says as she stands up. "That... I didn't think of that!" she says. "I need to find that... dumb blind girl or... Akashimaru." she says. "Ari-chan will know how to speak to Akashimaru." she says. "Both deal with... dreams and... some sort of 'red string of destiny'. Maybe they can. Look at his." she says.

She hugs Alexis-niisan tight. "Thank you for the idea!" she says as she stumbles upwards. "I need to go make some calls or texts then!" she says rapidly, and she's suddenly off towards the basement!
Stahlritter 2018-07-20 18:02:33 92802
"Ah...?" Alex looks a bit surprised by the sudden LIGHTBULB moment from Norie, and he hesitates enough because of it that he doesn't even have time to hug her back. Or say much before she's storming off, blinking once, twice over at her back while she's storming off.

"... Glad to help...?"