Going Batty!

Life Mahou Joy teams up with Cure Tide against a bat-youma! And then Miho puts her foot in her mouth. Again.

Date: 2018-07-25
Pose Count: 19
Miho Kagami 2018-07-25 21:18:57 92959
It's been a few days since Miho transformed for the first time, and she's been getting a bit stir crazy due to a lack of anything to do now that school is out for the summer. So what do you do? Head outside in the evening and transform again, of course! Now Life Mahou Joy is rushing across the rooftops at the speed of a car, alternating between running on foot and simply flying. She hasn't quite decided which one she likes more, but they're both definitely exhilarating!

... She's half-hoping that she also runs into something bad so that she can actually try out her combat-powers. The other half sincerely hopes she doesn't.
Aki Kurosawa 2018-07-25 21:36:47 92960
    Aki Kurosawa was a bit stir crazy herself. Also Haruna has been bugging her to speak to her for some reason but she hasn't found the time between school and working at the Minami Mart to do so. She tried tonight but this time Haruna was too busy. Oh well.

    Cure Tide is hopping from rooftop. To rooftop. She has two small angel like wings that extend from a bow on the small of her back.

    She has deep blue, long hair and a similarly themed outfit standard for most Precure that work for Kami-sama.

    She's using the wings to let herself hop as such easily- rather than fly it seems. No Phantom Empire activity. No sign of Phantom, Precure Hunter.

    Maybe this will be an easy patrol.
Miho Kagami 2018-07-25 21:49:16 92961
Suddenly, a few blocks over from Cure Tide, a twelve-foot-wide blue bat-youma with white circles on its wings rises up into the air, grinning absolutely nastily! It clings to the side of a building right above a window, letting out a low guttural chuckle as it begins draining energy from the people inside the apartment.

Miho gulps as she suddenly senses something dark happening in the vicinity, and she stops in midair at the edge of a rooftop. There's a brief moment of hesitation. Do I call for backup? Do I just rush in and hope for the best?

She shakes her head as she quickly decides on option 2, and she turns around and starts accelerating over to the source -- just a bit quicker than she was before, and probably breaking the speed limit if she was on the ground.
Aki Kurosawa 2018-07-25 22:07:45 92962
    Cure Tide stops on a taller building and sighs a moment, as she brushes a hand through her blue colored bangs. "I don't think anything is going to happen tonight." she says.

    Then she looks over and there is a giant bat on the side of a building. "Well I am wrong." she says. "Great." she thinks as she jumps off the side of the building before she swoops upwards and fast towards the creature.

    She sees a mark of green... Gull...? Wait. No. That isn't Gull.

    She begins to think about how to best tackle this thing.

    "HEY BATFINK." she yells out. "LUNCHEON WAS EIGHT HOURS AGO!". Yeah get it's attention!
Miho Kagami 2018-07-25 22:22:49 92963
The bat jerks in surprise and looks up at Cure Tide. It lets out an irritated, guttural growl, and it leaps up off the building, wings flapping. It barks out, "Oh yeah!? Well, now it's dinnertime, then!"

And then it lets out a high-pitched monstrous screech, and the circles on its wings begin to glow, as it fires a stream of glowing purple rings towards Cure Tide! It seems to be some sort of soundwave attack, mixed with extra Darkness.

At that moment, Life Mahou Joy arrives on the scene, but she misjudges her speed and almost zips right past the area, taking a few seconds before she stops. "Whoops!" Her face shows the wide-eyed nervousness of a total newbie as she moves closer to Cure Tide at a much more reasonable pace.
Aki Kurosawa 2018-07-25 22:37:40 92964
    Cure Tide narrows her eyes. "Let's see you try it." she calls out. She rolls through the air as sound waves come towards her. She isn't going to try to fly through those wings.

    Wait, is that girl okay? She just zipped past. Did she not see the big huge bat monster? Oh. She stops. Huh. Something about her seems familiar. Not. Her percisely. It's the situation.

    But she remembers overshooting her flight path starting out herself. This makes her giggle internally for a moment before she gets back to the matter at hand, summoning water around her fist as she shoots forward. "TIDE WAVE PUNCH!" she calls out- as a burst of water shoots outwards, trying to soak the creature in a powerful jet of water helped on by the punch.
Miho Kagami 2018-07-25 22:50:54 92967
The bat stops its screeching and switches over to a low growl. It flaps backward, trying to soften the blow of the punch, but it's still hit by the stream of water and lets out a pained shriek.

Life Mahou Joy shakes her head and shoots Cure Tide a nervous smile. She knows exactly how much of a newbie she looks like. But, yes, there are more important things to worry about at the moment.

She raises her left hand, and a sapphire-heart-wand inlaid in gold and silver materializes. She tosses it into the air, catches it with her right hand, and points it at the bat. "MINTY BARRAGE!" she calls out in a clear bright voice, and a stream of green pellets of light shoot out.

"OUCH OOF OW ACK UGH OW ARGH!" The pellets are clearly fairly weak, but that's offset somewhat by the fact that there's a lot of them. Still, though, the bat still seems ready to fight.

It flaps to the side so both Cure Tide and Life Mahou Joy are both more or less in front of it, and it lets out a screech that seems to be in two pitches simultaneously as it sends two narrower, weaker streams of circles of light from both of its wings, trying to aim at both of them at once.
Aki Kurosawa 2018-07-25 23:07:12 92969
    "Hey, you! Um. Mint Green Girl." she calls out, using that name when she calls out 'Minty Barrage'. "This thing feels dark and drainy, you have healing powers? Purification powers?" she calls out. "I don't have the bird here so I don't know!" she says.

    She spins upwards again, the attack nearly clipping her as she clenches her fists and she forms a two handed hammer of water. She shoots forward and tries to swing it hard into the side of the beast.

Miho Kagami 2018-07-25 23:28:03 92973
Life Mahou Joy's eyes widen. "Oh! Yes, right!" she says. "It's definitely something dark, I could feel it from all the way over where I was!"

She holds out her wand. The memory of getting blasted in the face by a magical attack isn't something you forget in a hurry, even if the memory actually belongs to the artifact of doom which, ironically, is indirectly the cause of your power. Especially then, in fact. "Easier done than said!" she quips. "I'm Life Mahou Joy, by the w--"

The bat tenses up, watching Cure Tide's approach carefully. At the last second, it dodges to the side, letting out a loud growl, and tries to slash at her with its taloned feet! "SHUT UP!"

Miho gulps, and twirls the wand in her hand. She can't resist putting her own spin on it, and the wand leaves a bright ring of chartreuse light in the air. "JOY SHINING RAY!" She thrusts her wand through the ring, which collapses and fires a bright beam of purifying light at the bat. It screeches and wobbles back in the air, visibly injured and just barely hanging on.
Aki Kurosawa 2018-07-25 23:40:00 92974
    Life Mahou Joy. Why is that name familiar? Oh! It's a name she's seen signed on some HeartNET posts. "Oh, you're with Virtue!" she calls out. "Right, Cure Tide." she says.

    The hammer swishes throught the air as she grits her teeth. Then she's slashed, okay, ow. That's red, that's blood.

    She shakes it off and then attempts to throw the water hammer at the bat. This is more a distraction as she raises her hand skyward. "TIDE JOY BURST!" she calls out, calling force a force of purifying water shooting out from some spot from space in front of her. A powerful single purifying attack.
Miho Kagami 2018-07-25 23:52:23 92976
Life Mahou Joy winces as Cure Tide gets slashed. Her first instinct is to charge in and try to heal her ... but no, there's no way she's going to be able to muster the necessary concentration in the heat of battle, so she'd only get in the way.

The bat, surprisingly enough, gets a face full of water-hammer. It manages to let out one more screech before it gets hit by a much more purifying blast of water. "WHY YOUUUUU ...!" With a noxious foom, the bat disintegrates completely into a cloud of black smoke, which itself vanishes almost immediately.

Joy tenses up a moment, then exhales. "Okay, no shard," she says. "... which is just as well, since I don't have any place to put it, but ..." She floats over to Cure Tide. "Um, anyway! Lemme take a look at that, I can also do, y'know, literal-physical-healing."
Aki Kurosawa 2018-07-26 00:16:52 92979
    It's done it's over! It's oh god that hurts a whole lot. She lets herself settle back down to the ground and then falls over. "Oh, my feet too. Great. Must had clipped me." she says.

    She blinks "Shard?" she asks. Then her eyes light up. "Oh! Great. I don't need to go bug that purple guy or something." she says. "Go ahead and do your thing then." she says as she sits there.

    "This won't hurt right?" she asks. "I mean more than it hurts now." she admits.
Miho Kagami 2018-07-26 00:28:55 92982
Life Mahou Joy blinks. "Purple guy?" she says. "Uh, I meant shards of this old artifact-of-doom from seventy years ago called the Shadow Jade. It got shattered, aaaaand now there's apparently a bunch of youma running around that're like ... regular youma, except ..." She shrugs. "... bass-boosted by the shards," she finishes wryly.

She sits down next to Aki, and holds her hands over her side. "Don't worry, it won't hurt at all," she says. "In fact, when I healed Rashmi-san a while back, it looked like it stopped hurting the instant my Blessing hit her."

She takes a deep breath and focuses. After only a few seconds, her hands start emitting a minty-green glow, and the Life Blessing covers Cure Tide's body, easing her pain; the injuries fade away in the space of a little over ten seconds.

Life Mahou Joy smiles. "Okay, yeah, it's way easier to do this in henshin than outside of it." She gives Cure Tide a thumbs-up.
Aki Kurosawa 2018-07-26 00:53:56 92985
    Cure Tide nods. "Yeah. Purple haired guy. Asclepius." she says. "Healer. I dunno much more than that." she says. "Glad there's someone else to see, you know, of a female persuasion- male doctors just don't get it sometimes." she says cheekily.

    "Oh, okay." she says. "Yeah that was just some thing doing the dumb things like that do." she says as she rolls her eyes.

    "Not one of my personal problems at least. So that's good." she says with a series of nods.
Miho Kagami 2018-07-26 01:06:11 92987
Life Mahou Joy nods. "Oh, right, I've seen Asclepius mentioned a few times on HeartNet," she says. She just ... smiles brightly at the comment about female doctors, although she's not about to tell someone she just met about why that makes her feel good. "Yeah, tell me about it," she says. "Man, I mean ..." She shrugs. "I joined Virtue so I could heal people, even before I transformed for the first time. I basically came here already knowing that ..." She shrugs. "Well, I, I don't like the fact that people are getting hurt, but it's just, it's really great that I can help out and make a difference, y'know?"

She gets to her feet and looks at the sky where the bat was a few moments ago. "Yeah, and now random youma are another thing I can help people deal with," she says dryly. "Not my personal problem either, but ... well, we made a difference for the people it was gonna attack."

She pauses, and smiles faintly at Cure Tide. "Oh no," she says. "I just thought of the dumbest joke ever, which ... only works if you're a specifically a Pretty Cure under Blue-sama, because I've heard of that 'rule' of his ... and, and I don't even know if I should say it now ..."
Aki Kurosawa 2018-07-26 01:20:41 92989
    Cure Tide nods once. "MMmmhmmm." she goes. Then she blinks and looks to Joy. "Oh, you know what a Precure is." she says. "Huh, okay." she says. "Yeah I work for Kami-sama." she says. "Well work. I mean I protect Earth for him." she says.

    "At least in this area of the world." she says as she shrugs.

    "Yeah that thing needed stop." she says. "Regardless of whos problem it was."
Miho Kagami 2018-07-26 01:32:59 92991
Life Mahou Joy smiles and nods. "Exactly," she says on the philosophical topic.

And then she pauses.

Miho has trouble talking to new people. Just having won her first real battle together ... well, yes, that takes some of the edge off it, and this form takes the edge off a few of her insecurities. But her shyness doesn't go away. "Yeah, uh ..." She laughs nervously. "The ... joke is ... 'are you single?'"
Aki Kurosawa 2018-07-26 01:41:33 92992
    This is one of the few few times she's glad that Gull was not here to help. Because Gull would had latched on that. She would had latched and she'd never give it up.

    "I...uhm. Uh. Well. Y-yeah?" she says as she scratches the back of her head. "Ohhh um. I should go! Before my sister starts blowing up my phone and I'm unable to answer." she says.

    "You can find my contact on the HeartNET, right? Yeah let's talk later." she says.

    "Okay, later byebye!" she says as she stumbles backward and the wings pop back into the existence as she takes off.
Miho Kagami 2018-07-26 01:45:16 92994
Life Mahou Joy smiles nervously. "Aha, um, s-sorry, um, yeah!" she says. Some fragment of her manages to take note of the fact that Cure Tide seems to be as embarrassed as Joy is, but it is dwarfed by the fact that Joy is as embarrassed as Tide is. "Um, sure! I'll, uh, I'll see you later ..."

And then she takes off and starts flying off in another direction, back the way she came. She's so busy kicking herself for making a complete mess of that conversation, she doesn't even properly register the 'sister' comment or the earlier one about a bird.