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Date: 2018-07-22
Pose Count: 19
Lacrima 2018-07-22 02:56:06 92902
Lacrima has come into the Korma late in the day, when it's slow and quieter. She is dressed as her usual, fancy vampiric self. She's probably known as 'that nice fancy friend of yours' or something from Rashmi's parents by now maybe.

Regardless, she walks in, gently fixes her skirt, and walks to the counter. "Hello, is Rashmi-chan here...?" she asks quietly.

She fidgets a long moment, before she goes to sit in the booth she normally sits in-- when it's available. Luckily, it is right now. She closes her eyes a moment as she sighs a little.
Rashmi Terios 2018-07-22 02:59:23 92903
The good thing about living directly above a restaurant is, it's really easy to have a place to meet people. The server smiles at Lacrima, slips into the kitchen, passes word on to the chef, and maybe a minute after Lacrima asked, Rashmi gets a text message: Hey Sunshine, one of your friends is here and she looks upset. I'll start on the chom chom.

And perhaps a couple minutes later -- running away from homework in a flash is a *great* way to forget where you were and thus the better part of the lesson -- the door to the staircase opens, and Rashmi slips into Lacrima's booth, a worried smile on her face. "Hey, Lacchan.... what's up?"
Lacrima 2018-07-22 03:04:19 92904
Lacrima fidgets. "My brother..." pause. "Brother. By blood." she says softly, as to differentiate between Alexis-niisan and Ryo, "Was in here the other day. And I understand may had raised his voice a lot at Lamya-chan while he was in here. My apologies." she says.

"I know that isn't good for business." she says. "But." she says. "More to the point, it's the reason why they we're yelling that has me perturbed and worried on lots of levels. I'm worried for my safety, your safety, Alexis-niisan's safety, Jiaying's Safety.... everyone right now." she says as she fidgets. "Because it's uncertain what's gonna happen next. And so far everything is pointing to the same conclusion." she says gently.
Rashmi Terios 2018-07-22 03:15:18 92905
"I wasn't there for that, but I heard later," Rashmi says, before letting Lacchan keep talking. And the more she talks, the wider Rashmi's eyes get.

"Wait... why--" Pausing, she shakes her head. "...I have a whole lot of questions and they're all stupid because you're about to answer them anyway. So what's going on, Lacchan?"
Lacrima 2018-07-22 03:25:31 92907
"Lamya-chan. Recognized Ryo." she says. "Not as... Ryo. But as... the knight that slew her, two thousand years ago." she says "I said that she might be mistaken. That sometimes people can seem similar. She said she was positive that-- 'you don't forget the face of the man that killed you'." she says.

"I tracked down Ryo. And I forced him to talk to me, but threating to have Ari-chan insert me into his dreams to see if I could learn anything that way. So he relented and told me that... he's been having dreams about things on that line--- being a knight, slaying 'evil' and all that-- And that /Lamya-chan/.. looked familiar." she says grimly.

"But more specifically." she says. "Lamya-chan is the dragon in the tale of 'St. George and the Dragon'." she says.

"Though. Her account of the myth. Is very different." she says.
Rashmi Terios 2018-07-22 03:25:57 92908
"Yeah, I remember her telling me abo--" Rashmi blinks, and the penny drops. "So wait..."

"You're saying that your jerk brother.... is like... George-sama reborn?" Wide-eyed, she leeeeeeeeeans back in her chair, obviously stumbling a bit while her mind works through the ramifications. "Thaaaaaat's......... baaaaaaaaad......"
Lacrima 2018-07-22 03:39:34 92909
"You're telling me." she says. "History's most venerated 'Warrior Saint'." she says dryly. "Killer of things like me." she says. "-and Ryo already thinks you're a witch." she says softly. "-and I mean Lamya-chan is /obvious/ but Jiaying is also 'some creature'..." she says softly.

"St. George was, as far as I can tell, a brutal man." she says.

"I've told Alexis-niisan. About it. Already." she says.

"But more specifically. This complicates things for Lamya-chan. Emotionally, her princess has yet to show up, but the man that killed her is here, reborn. As my brother. Which she has misgivings about hurting. Because he is my brother." she says miserably. "More specifically. That means there's two people, that will, most likely, be searching for that princess." she says. "-and I don't think St. Georges intentions are 'pure' in relation to this princess." she says.

"If Ryo wakes up magically." she says. "But. You and I. Know that's only a matter of time." she says. "Until some dumb enough event happens where he figures out how to transform or summon or find his spear at some damn museum exhibit or maybe fucking trip over it on his way home from school one day." she says as she rubs her temples.
Rashmi Terios 2018-07-22 03:42:44 92910
At this, Rashmi looses a long, slow puff of a sigh. ".....There is one silver lining in all of this," Rashmi says after a bit. "...I mean it's a thin one, but right now I'll take anything I can get. But anyway; this means that Lamya-chan's Princess is out there, and it's probably not going to be all that long before she shows up, either. I may be wrong, but I mean look at Mamoru-kun and Usagi-san."
Lacrima 2018-07-22 03:57:04 92911
Lacrima looks around. She gently sighs. "I wish Mamoru-kun had his powers right now." she says. "I might be able to convince him to do the ... psychometric thing he can do. Try to learn more indirectly." she says.

"Yeah. I told Lamya-chan that, too. That if. St. George exists then it means her Princess probably does too." she says. "She..."

"Lamya-chan flew in through the window of her room and just started trashing the place. Cursing in Latin. Some old old dialect that I guess Poderoso knew, since I could decipher it mentally." she says. "I talked her back into some sort of calm." she says.

"I mean. It's also interesting from a historical and religious standpoint." she says miserably. "To some degree."
Rashmi Terios 2018-07-22 04:05:15 92912
"It is... but you're right, right now it's just a gigantic silverback sitting in the middle of the hot-spring," Rashmi says, scowling briefly. "It's good that you got Lamya-chan to calm down, but... hm. Mamoru-kun can't help, but... I mean Hino-san's a miko, and there's Sora-chan, and Minase-san, and all them.... surely one of them can do with their magic something like he could?"
Lacrima 2018-07-22 04:17:49 92913
"Hino-san? The Hikari Shrine family?..." she asks. "....Sora-chan already knows. She just says it's fate and it's gonna happen and there's nothing I can do about it." she says softly. "Jia-chan just wants to attach some damn ghost to him to haunt him because he's a jerk." she says. "Mina... oh the... Inquisitor. No. Not her." she says flatly.

She shifts a bit. "I just. Wanted to talk to you. To warn you." she says softly. "For all I know, he could burst through the front door, magically charged and looking to 'burn the witch at the stake' or some other garbage." she says softly.
Rashmi Terios 2018-07-22 04:23:34 92914
"Fair enough," Rashmi says, nodding. "Actually if you see Sora-chan before I do, you could ask her if she can look into George-sama's past, maybe get an idea of what kind of powers he had. That'd really seriously be worth knowing if it could be known..."

Here Rashmi trails off, reaching across the table to pat Lacrima's hand. "We'll be careful, Lacchan... and if you do feel responsible for any of this, don't, okay? What happens, happens, and we'll help your brother however we can. And I mean... maybe it's George-sama's influence that was responsible for the biggest jerk parts? And if we can somehow seal him away...?"
Lacrima 2018-07-22 04:51:19 92915
"...I know it'd be convenient to blame that behavior on some magical influence..." she says quietly. "But he's always been a confident jerk." she says softly. "I don't think he's being controlled like that." she says.

She nods. "I'll ask Sora-chan to do that much at least." she says softly. "The only thing I know classically, is that he uses either a spear or a sword. Or both." she says quietly.

"I should. Go. I'm feeling uncomfortable. Overall. And there was a harrowing experience earlier where Jia-chan turned into a fox and Miho-chan had to transform and save us." she says quietly.

She begins to go. "Um. I'll. Come by for actually getting food soon." she says quietly. "Okay?" she says softly.
Rashmi Terios 2018-07-22 04:53:50 92916
"Oh thank god she's all right," Rashmi breathes. "She got a text off at one point today and it scared the life out of me." And it's at that point that the server emerges, bearing a plate with a small pile of chom chom, and Rashmi gives the woman an apologetic smile. "....Sorry Jigoru-san, but um.... Can you wrap that up to go? Can you stay for a couple minutes, Lacchan, then you can have something sweet to take with you?"
Lacrima 2018-07-22 04:56:26 92917
Lacrima nods. "I can wait." she says. And more quietly. "Yeah. Some thing grabbed her and ran into what's basically some weird 'Night Harbor' that Jia-chan wanted to explore. Basically a land of the dead and monsters." a pause.

"I relived dying again upon entering. But I also became just 'Norie' without needing to expend energy." she says. "Dying, you know. Hurts. At least it did for me." she says more uncomfortably.

"It's part of why I'm a mess right now."
Rashmi Terios 2018-07-22 04:58:52 92918
".....If I didn't know how uncomfortable they made you I'd give you a hug, Lacchan," Rashmi says quietly. "You should probably spend some time with Ariel-chan soon, I think."
Lacrima 2018-07-22 05:00:13 92919
Lacrima fidgets. "Hugs don't really make me uncomfortable anymore. I just don't really know how to deal with them." she says. "And yeah. I need to." she shifts. "It's really all I could think about when I had a moment to myself after that. But people need to know about the current potential danger." she says quietly.
Rashmi Terios 2018-07-22 05:02:12 92920
And Rashmi steps around the table, wrapping her arms around Lacrima's shoulders and squeezing briefly, just long enough for the hug to be a hug, and stepping away before Lacrima can feel awkward. "Okay," she says gently. "There, you have had your hug." With a small chuckle, she turns as the server returns with a wrapped box. "There you go, Lacchan, there's your dessert. I hope you feel better soon, okay?"
Lacrima 2018-07-22 05:07:40 92921
Lacrima sort of leans into the hug, but she barely knows how to return it. She just sort of squeezes her sides. That works, right? Yes, she thinks. She nods. "Alright." she says softly. She nods. "Thanks, Rashmi-chan." she says quietly.

"I'll come around tomorrow for food. Proper." she says.

She'll leave quickly... turn into an alley and take a dusk step home.