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Date: 2018-07-27
Pose Count: 22
Lacrima 2018-07-27 19:54:43 93042
It is nighttime in Pikarigaoka. It's always an unwise idea to hunt broad daylight. Lacrima has been following a lone man- who she's been noticing- is always the last one to leave the Clover Tower shops from his store in the bottom level- in the nighttime and alone.

Her efforts of observation the past month has paid off and she's tailing the man. When he passes by an alley that's when the casually dressed vampire, darts forward inhumanly fast and basically pushes him forcefully into the alley a good few feet, before gliding in after him.

Alleys are better for this. She doesn't say anything and the man is still on the ground trying to process what happened. Maybe a car sideswiped him on the sidewalk?
Hoshi Kogane 2018-07-27 19:59:23 93043
Normally, Hoshi would be in bed by now. But she'd had a recording session for a new charitable campaign advertisement, and it just finished. She was just taking a quick walk to stretch her legs after a long evening of sitting before getting in the car when she spots something pushing a man into an alley with unreasonable speed. It doesn't take long for her to decide to look into it, and she ducks into a nearby alley.

Out comes Prism Princess Yellow, who flies around to the other alley and is immediately asking two questions, "Who are you and what do you think you're doing?" She's a bit on edge, she's not quite sure this isn't mundane crime but whoever is doing this looked too fast to be mundane.
Miho Kagami 2018-07-27 20:07:24 93044
Life Mahou Joy has been doing nightly patrols for the past few days -- both because it's been exciting for her to run and fly over the rooftops at the speed of a car, and because there's always a chance that she'll run into some sort of ... trouble. The kind of trouble that can be dispatched with a Minty Barrage and a Joy Shining Ray, that is. Both fortunately and unfortunately, she hasn't run into Cure Tide in the past couple of days.

Her path for the night takes her close to Clover Tower. She pauses in midair above a nearby commercial building, and looks up at the tower thoughtfully, pondering the fact that she'd never been inside, which is probably a good thing given how she can't really deal with crowds ...

But then the movement of something bright and yellow catches her eye. She frowns; she can't sense anything "dark" happening yet like she did last time, but at the very least it looks like another magical girl. Joy takes flight and descends after Prism Princess Yellow, angling to approach the alleyway from the other side!

... And then she overshoots and nearly trips over the next building over. "Ow, whoops!" She rights herself, peers down into the alleyway ... and freezes up. "... oh."
Lacrima 2018-07-27 20:10:54 93045
The girl is approaching the man and she's about to lay a hand on him when she hears a voice behind her. "Feeding." she says flatly. "Don't worry. This won't cause permanent harm." she says flatly. She doesn't turn around, she's about to try again when.... 'Ow, whoops!' and...

"....Ah... Joy..-chan." she says. She mutters. "I'm feeding. Why don't you. Look another way. This moment? Please?" she asks.

She talks in a more familiar tone to Joy than she does to the unseen Yellow at the moment.
Hoshi Kogane 2018-07-27 20:15:07 93046
Even though she doesn't yet realize that this is Lacrima, Yellow doesn't plan to tolerate this whole feeding thing. "Well, I'm sure a little bit of colour energy won't cause permanent harm either, that's what's in store if you don't get away from that man right now." Yellow explains calmly, but the threat is unambigious, she looks up towards Joy and tilts her head sideways curiously, but doesn't pay Joy too much mind. "I am Prism Princess Yellow, who are you two?"
Miho Kagami 2018-07-27 20:23:51 93048
Life Mahou Joy frowns for a moment, looking between Yellow and Lacrima. "Well ..." She takes a deep breath, then nods once. "Okay," she says softly. "When you're done, can I have come down and --"

Yellow makes her threat known, and Joy blinks. "Oh! Yellow-san! ... uh, hang on ..." She lowers the pitch of her voice, adds a bit of scratchiness and androgyny. "... Miho," she says quietly, in Miho's voice. Then she brings it back to the bright and clear voice she had before. "But right now, I'm Life Mahou Joy, warrior of light and hope." She grins somewhat nervously and gives a little way, her hand glowing with purifying energy. "Okay, Yellow-san, there's something you need to know about Lacrima-chan here ..."
Lacrima 2018-07-27 20:41:04 93050
Color Energy? She turns to face the girl finally. The man has no idea what's going on and is finally crawling away and to his feet. She shoots a glance over her shoulder and grumbles as she slacks. "Ugh..." she mutters. "He's getting away. I spent days trying to make sure that one wouldn't be an issue." she mutters.

"Look I'm not doing anything for Riven-sama at this moment. I'm just trying to /feed/." she says agitatedly. "So leave me alone." she says as she looks back to Joy and purses her lips. "I need to find somewhere new.." she sighs. "To hunt tonight. Ugh."
Hoshi Kogane 2018-07-27 20:47:37 93051
"Lacrima?" Yellow's voice contains something it almost never does, even when dealing with vile monsters. Anger. She doesn't delay any further and her scepter spins, and several yellow stars fly loose, full of colour energy they are rushing towards Lacrima. "I know that name, and I know what happens to your prey." She isn't even paying attention to Joy at this point, face full of anger. "And you tried to tell me you wouldn't cause permanent harm. Of course, I should expect a monster like you to lie."
Miho Kagami 2018-07-27 20:56:10 93052
Joy glances back at Lacrima, about to offer the first thing that comes to mind. "Well, one good turn des--"

Yellow attacks. "Lacchan, RUN!" she shouts, and she leaps into the air, trying to block at least some of the stars with her body. Of course, she's not a creature of darkness, so even if they --

She gasps softly as a couple of stars hit her, feeling a sting in her soul as they connect.

A sting in her Death Curse.

She grimaces and shakes her head as she recovers and rights herself. "Care to enlighten the rest of us?" she says, putting her hands on her hips, more indignant than angry. She isn't trying to fight back, and hasn't even summoned her wand.
Lacrima 2018-07-27 21:05:35 93054
Lacrima's eyes go wide and this is when the thin veneer of humanity she's currently portraying vanishes because she slips into a puddle of dark awful ichor and slides backwards suddenly---when Joy takes the hit for her. She reforms quickly enough.

"Wait..." she says softly. "'re referring to Sachiko-chan. Aren't you?..." she asks. "That was a while ago... and it was an accident." she spits.

"Besides. The Pink one forgave me already. Sachiko-chan forgave me when she woke back up. Why are we having this fight now?" she says.

"That is not the usual effect of my feeding. That's what happens when I loose control. When I don't feed enough." she says angrily.
Hoshi Kogane 2018-07-27 21:12:13 93055
"They're too young to understand how wrong what you did was." Yellow answers Lacrima, but giving Joy a good stare as well. A stare that clearly says 'get out of my way.' "You took advantage of the kindness of a little girl and sent her into a coma." She continues to address Lacrima, "And you expect me to treat it as though everything is alright because that those two can't understand that you were taking advantage of her? That you are worse than Jerkenton? At least Jerkenton admits he's a monster." Another set of stars is sent flying, in many different directions all of which converge upon Lacrima, to make it harder for Joy to take the hit.
Lacrima 2018-07-27 21:25:33 93058
Stars converge and she manages to get hit by one. It burns awful. It burns like fire. She chooses to take a step back, and a dancing jump forward to evade and then lets the casual dress burn away to a more proper dress.

"...she was my friend too." she says gravely. "...I made a mistake. I didn't know I could get 'addicted' to someone's energy after repeated feedings from the same one person." she spits.

"You don't know what it's like!" she says. "To have your feelings suppressed, to have your actions guided by something horrid when you don't want to!" she spits. "You should speak to Kukai Souma about it. He's the only one that can understand. He was me for a bit." she says angrily.
Miho Kagami 2018-07-27 21:27:16 93060
Life Mahou Joy takes in what Lacrima said. And then she dodges, trying to take another couple of hits ... but right now, she has speed, but no precision, so she can only block a couple of them, and she slams into the side of the building anyway, which hurts more than the stars. "Ow!" She rubs her arm for a second, and looks worriedly down at Lacrima. Okay, good, she's still able to stand and talk.

And then she leaps forward and tries to put her hands on Yellow's shoulders. "Okay, will you listen for five seconds!?" she says forcefully, furiously trying to remember the conversation she had with Lacrima when they met at the ECFH that one time. "That ... was a time when she was in a really bad situation. She used to be human, you know! And when at that time, she was scared, she had no idea how to control herself, and people like us were always shoot-first-ask-questions-later, like you're being right now!" She floats backward. "But now she has a support network, a new family, and like a dozen different ways to keep herself under control to prevent that from happening again!"

Miho really hopes that this is accurate enough, but corrections can come when Hoshi's a bit less bloodthirsty. Either way, she shakes her head. "I'm still new at all this, but ... it feels to me like it's a really bad idea to hold a grudge for this long, y'know?"
Hoshi Kogane 2018-07-27 21:36:22 93061
"Your friend? Friends don't hurt friends!" Yellow yells at Lacrima, but it's Joy who manages to get through enough for Yellow to lower her scepter. She still looks sceptical, but no more attacks for the time being. She looks between Joy and Lacrima and takes a deep sigh. "Fine. I'll let you be for now." She tells Lacrima, "But if I hear of you hurting anyone?" She doesn't finish that statement, she doesn't think she needs to.
Lacrima 2018-07-27 21:53:26 93062
"Friends hurt friends by accident all the time." she says frankly. "It's part of friendship." she says. "To make mistakes." she huffs.

She frowns as she lets herself shift back to casual clothes cautiously. "I need to feed or I become a rampaging monster no smarter than a snarling youma that will put people into comas probably until I feed enough to get back to this state." she spits.

"It's called the lesser of two evils. You should be lucky you don't need to make a choice to hurt people a little, or hurt them a lot." she says.

She shifts at Joy. "Thanks M...Joy-chan." she says quietly.

"....Joy you should know my bro-...Ryo... henshined and tried to kill Lamya-chan. He'll probably be after anything he perceives as abhorrent now." she says quietly.
Miho Kagami 2018-07-27 22:04:05 93065
Life Mahou Joy exhales in relief. She pats Hoshi's shoulder. "Look, I don't know what it's like to have a friend put into a coma," she says. "... which is probably just because I've only been in Tokyo and wrapped up in all the magic stuff for a few months. But I've sat next to Lacrima-chan in Chiba-san's apartment while her surrogate brother messed with her hair. She's got people watching her." She shrugs. "And just last week, she saved me when I was kidnapped by a spider-demon, which is how I was able to transform for the first time in the first place. If you had your way, I'm pretty sure I might have been dead or worse by now. And she listened when I told her to put me down even though she knew I was going to have purification powers, which she's rightly afraid of." She shakes her head. "The point is ... you're just letting yourself get angry over ... old news that doesn't mean anything anymore. All right?"

She floats down to Lacrima and lands. "You doing okay?" she says, smiling gently. "... Don't worry about it, this is kinda what I signed on for." She makes a face. "... also, Yellow-san knows my real name, we met each other out of henshin when I joined Virtue." She glances down at herself. "... as far as feeding is concerned, uh, I had two really bad ideas, although one of them is mostly bad just because it wouldn't actually work ..."

She blinks when Lacrima tells her about Ryo. "... Ohhh crap," she says. "Uh. Gimme a ballpark on what that boy's personal lower bound is for 'abhorrent'. Is it, like, Al-- uh, Stahlritter-san? Kazeko-san?"
Hoshi Kogane 2018-07-27 22:12:38 93066
Yellow sighs. "Fine, fine. She's trying, I get that." She takes a deep breath, "I should give her that chance. I'd be the one yelling at others to give her a chance of the situation was the other way around." Of course, Yellow still doesn't sound at all happy. But she's trying, and adds, "I just ..." pause, "I've seen what happens when the darkness takes over. Don't let that happen."

And then Yellow turns around and starts to walk away.
Lacrima 2018-07-27 22:19:19 93067
She makes a face at Joy. "I don't feed from people anymore I know that I might repeatedly for the very same reason this girl is upset at me." she says. "If you we're gonna offer that." she says quietly. "-and the last girl that fed me regularly got so tired from it it was detrimental." she says, remembering Amu-chan.

She shifts a bit uncomfortably. "Well he doesn't like Stahlritter-san for the time he broke his nose over me." she says quietly. "Kazeko-chan would be a witch to him. Same with Rashmi-chan." she says. "Probably same with you, with that wand." she says.

She frowns. "Hey. You." she says. "If you encounter a knight in white armor with a red cross and wielding a spear, please be careful." she says.
Miho Kagami 2018-07-27 22:29:15 93068
Joy nods to Yellow. "I'm just glad this didn't end up with us having to fight," she says, smiling up at her. "But yeah ..." She looks over at Lacrima. "Lacchan is one of a couple people I've met who needed the second chance. Glad to hear people in this city have been willing to give 'em that much."

She shrugs at Lacrima. "Well, I only meant just once, since you lost the guy this time," she says. "Although now I'm kind of curious to see if I could help people recover faster with my healing-powers, maybe I could join you next time." She grimaces. "Idea number two was actually implanting my Life Blessing into you to counter your darkness, the way they did my great grandmother, so you could be a Life Mahou yourself ... but that wouldn't work for really obvious reasons." She looks at her hand. "And I don't even know how to implant it anyway."

She blinks. "Wait, wait, wait. Rashmi-chan fits his standards for 'abhorrent'!?" she says. She shakes her head. "I mean, I knew he was bad news the minute he tried grabbing Stahlritter-san's hurt arm, but yikes, that boy is next level!"
Hoshi Kogane 2018-07-27 22:32:02 93069
"Ok! I'll be careful." Yellow answers Lacrima, and then she flies away. To a private spot in which she can turn back into Hoshi so she can take the car that's waiting for her. Once inside, she uses her virtuephone to send Miho a text.
Lacrima 2018-07-27 22:44:17 93070
Lacrima makes a face at Joy. "I don't have a physical body to do that, one. Secondly. I already basically have a unicorn tear wrapped around my soul already, which is why I have some of my emotional capability back." she says quietly.

"Technically. That should had killed me. But you know. Unicorn tears... miracles..." she mutters. "....Ari-chan sure is something. I should introduce you someday soon." she fidgets.

"I should get going." she says. "And-- yes." she says. "It's dumb. He's dumb. This is a mess." she says quietly. She needs to go find somewhere else to feed, then she's probably gonna go mope in the manor basement some more.
Miho Kagami 2018-07-27 22:50:49 93071
Joy nods. "Yeah, you mentioned the unicorn tear," she says. She hesitates. "I'm still willing to help you out in whatever other ways I can, but ..." She shakes her head. "For now, you take care, all right?"

She gets out her minty-green Virtue phone when it buzzes with Hoshi's apology for hurting her. Miho nods, and sends back a quick comment about how it stung from her curse but that there was no harm done.

And then with goodbyes said, she takes to the skies, patrolling once again. "Well, that could've gone worse," she murmurs.