Deep Thoughts

Date: 2018-08-01
Pose Count: 16
Takara Himura 2018-08-01 00:22:59 93302
It's late at night, out here in Penguin Park, which means that it's mostly empty. Takara is here, drawn to the area by a dark presence, but not finding anyhing she's parked herself on a swing, the long wooden cane held across her lap. She's dressed in simple yukata, blue, which seems rather out of place here.
Ryo Okana 2018-08-01 00:37:03 93308
Ryo Okana is out for a walk. He's trying to clear his head, given what's happened the past few days. He wants to go hunt the thing wearing his sister's skin. The dragon. The witch. The one that wants to be that thing's brother.

The air is still warm in the summer, in this heat, but it's not the sun beating down anymore.

Easier to think, and relax. There's a girl in a blue yukata. This is not the strangest thing he's seen this month. He barely flinches as he walks by. He does, in fact, walk by. Until he stops and pauses for a moment, before he turns back around and brushes a hand down the front of the black shirt he's wearing today.

"Oh, hello there." he says. "I thought it was the air that was hot, but apparently, it's just you." he says with a smug smile. This is an acceptable way to open a conversation. Well to him it is.
Takara Himura 2018-08-01 00:47:08 93310
"THERE you are," Takara breathes in relief when she hears Ryo approach. "I've been wai...." her words die off when he one-liners her. Her swinging stops and her mouth twists and contorts as she runs of the gamut of emotions, all the while battling to stifle her laughter. In the end, she loses the battle and just bursts out in laughter.

"BWAHAHAHAHA! Oh my god!" She cackles uncontrollably, eventually falling off the swing backwards. "AHAHAHAHA! Oh, man, I haven't heard that one before." She just lies there giggling for a while before she's able get herself under control. "Ehehehh... okay. Okay. Sorry. That was the last thing I was expecting."
Ryo Okana 2018-08-01 00:55:08 93311
Ryo Okana listens to what the girl says first. 'there you are'. Was he expected? He crosses his arms against his chest in a more confrontational pose. Not that she can see it. Not that he knows that. He does give a confident smirk at her reaction though.

Fluster or mirth are good reactions. It either worked. Or it was so cheesy it 'worked'. That how one line pick up lines function after all. Every guy knows that.

Except those that don't need them. "...Here I am?" he does finally ask, a little perpturbed, given the occurances in the past month and most certainly the past two weeks. "Do I know you?" he asks curiously.
Takara Himura 2018-08-01 01:01:30 93313
Takara Himura picks herself up from the ground, dusting the sand of herself, before groping around to see where her cane fell. "Nope," she answers, finding it finally and turning to face Ryo. By now it should be obvious that the girl can't see. Pale blue eyes turn their pupilless gaze towards the boy. "But you called me here."

She blinks suddenly as she remembers, "Oh right. I'm Takara Himura. Pleased to meet you."
Ryo Okana 2018-08-01 01:16:42 93319
Ryo Okana watches Takara curiously as he keeps his conflictive posture. "What?" he asks. "I didn't call you here. I'd be sure I called someone here." he says softly. He doesn't introduce himself right away. He's pulling out his phone to check the call log. No. There's no calls on there he doesn't remember making. He is relived at that. The last thing he needs is learning he's doing things unaware at this point in time.

"Yeah no, I didn't call you." he says. "It's strange you say I called but don't know you." he says. "....Ryo Okana." he finally says.

His tone has gone from confident, flirty and playful, to confrontational and forward.
Takara Himura 2018-08-01 01:42:20 93325
Takara Himura nods when introduced, "Ryo..." but doesn't make the connection between him and Norie. "Well. Okay. Maybe you didn't call me here but I was certainly called." She rests both her hands on top of her wooden cane, and leans on it thoughtfully. "And that usually happens when a dreamer is getting munched on by a nightmare yokai." She gestures with a hand to the empty playground, "And as you can tell, there's not a whole heck of a lot going on."

Takara bites her lower lip in thought and moves back to the swings and sits. "So there's something else messing with your dreams right now," she concludes.
Ryo Okana 2018-08-01 01:58:20 93329
"...This again." he says, as if this is not the first time this has come up in recent times. He frowns and crosses his arms. "Are you the unicorn, or the dream samurai she mentioned?" he says. "Because I answered her dumb questions and she was supposed to leave me alone." he says.

"She'll be punished for this, for sure..." Ryo says. "I'll kill her." he says.

It sounds like something a big brother might say, 'I'll kill her!' except it sounds all so deadly serious.
Takara Himura 2018-08-01 02:20:46 93332
Takara Himura blinks in surprise. "Again?" And then Ryo is off. "Wait, what questions? .. punished... WHAT!?" When Ryo starts threatening to kill people she hops off her swing and marches to get right in his face. Pupilless blue eyes nearly shining in the dark.

"Slow down there, slick!" she all but yells at him. "Put your dick in your pants for a moment and think about this for a second." She pokes Ryo in the chest accusingly with the hilt of her cane as she talks at him. "Nobody asked me to come here tonight. It is my job as a dream samurai to protect innocent people from having their heads be used as tender vittles by dark spirits and apparently you've apparently had not only one but two dream warriors wander on by thinking some yokai is snacking on you only to find that it's something else."

"Now," continues Takara, "You can let me find out what is going on before whatever it is, at best, never lets you get a good nights sleep or, at worst turns the city into a nightmare hellscape." She pokes the boy in the chest one final time before stepping back. "So what's it gonna be?"
Ryo Okana 2018-08-01 02:47:49 93337
Ryo Okana seems ultimately annoyed. "No. I had the thing wearing my dead sister's skin threaten me with her apparently f***ing dream traveling unicorn friend and a dream samurai aquaintance if I didn't tell her about dreams I've been having." he says.

"Because I don't trust that thing to tell it anything important." he says. "Nothing is snacking or eating on me."

"Also basically my dreams are none of your bussiness." he says. "That is an actual fact."
Takara Himura 2018-08-01 02:55:40 93340
Takara Himura pinches the bridge of her nose in exasperation. "Why did they thre... no nevermind. I don't want to know." She lets out a heavy sigh. "Okay. Look. People's dreams are my business. It's what I do. If something is snacking on you, you would be the last person to know. Just..." she waves a hand, "... Just let me take a look. Worst case scenario, there really is something, we fight it, and and when we're done, you have the best night's sleep you've ever had. Best case it's nothing, I leave, and you have the best night's sleep you've ever had."
Ryo Okana 2018-08-01 03:10:46 93342
Ryo Okana snaps in two. He's tires of this. Not this but this whole situation. People insisting they know what's best, while wearing the skin of his dead sister. Mocking her. Witches that claim he's the wrong one, when they practice foul witchcraft. Dragons that want to steal his princess. He could yell. He could scream.

What happens is that Ryo swings his arm down, and about halfway down that arm is covered by a shining white armored gauntlet, holding an ornate sword, that slices downwards into the bench that Takara is or was sitting on. It'll slice through it like a hot knife into butter.

"I've had enough!" he booms. "Haunting dreams. Forcing your way. THE WAYS OF A WITCH!" he calls out. He'll keep it buried in the bench. "Tell me why you shouldn't be burned at the stake like one. One less problem to complicate my life, out of it." he says.

"I'll kill that vampire, I'll kill that dragon and then the other witch." he says.
Takara Himura 2018-08-01 03:26:09 93344
"I am NOT a Witch!" yells Takara who is very suddenly five feet away from where she was, both hands on her cane. She doesn't know if Ryo is going to attack her or not, but she's not taking any chances. "Get your head out of your ass! I am not the one who is giving you the nightmares!"

Takara takes a few steps back and her posture shifts into the practiced stance of a swordsman getting ready to strike. "Listen, Slick. Something's got a hold of you bad. I can feel it now. From that sword. From that armor. I can hear it seething. I can....." and she stops. Her head tilts, and her posture stiffens a bit.
Ryo Okana 2018-08-01 03:34:33 93347
Ryo Okana is getting upset now. "I am not having nightmares." he says. "I am having dreams. Where I am a knight. Doing knightly things. Where I always save the day." he says. "Nothing about these dreams are scary. Nothing about these dreams upset me. They're just always so vivid, always so real." he says.

"It's my understanding I am the reincarnation of Saint George." he says. "That's what the thing wearing Norie's skin tells me. The vampire." he says.

"You feel things. You force your way into dreams. Unwanted." he says. "Witch." he repeats. The sword dissapears in a flash of light as he straightens out, though takes a more ready posture. He doesn't transform fully, what's there also fades away. The gauntlet that is.

"So let's try this again. Why should you not be burned at the stake. Right now." he says pointing a finger, anger and frustration fueling his feelings right now. "Because the only bad, unwholesome thing I see right now, is a witch before me."
Takara Himura 2018-08-01 03:43:48 93350
"Reincarnation of.... " Takara's stance relaxes a bit. "Of course. That explains everything. It's not a parasite. It's a past life." Then she's accused of being a witch again and her eyes flare blue. "I'd explain myself to you, Slick, but I don't think you're interested in listening. You're more than welcome to try to burn me at the stake but you'd fail. I'm not in the mood for fighting right now, and it's become clear to me that you're no danger to the dream realm." She, then, very purposefully turns her back to the knight. "So I'm going to call it a night."
Ryo Okana 2018-08-01 03:52:16 93351
Ryo Okana lets the girl leave, as he frowns. Takara can't see the frown, but it's hard enough she might feel it on some vauge spirtual level of frowning. "Very well. I will then." he says very carefully.

"Count them, witch, because every day is a gift now." he says. He does however, make no attempt follow through right now, as he turns around and begins walking more straight and directly on the path he was when he was walking by.