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Date: 2018-08-03
Pose Count: 18
Miho Kagami 2018-08-03 17:30:28 93426
It's in the mid afternoon, and Miho has decided to visit Midori-ya! She's dressed in a plain blue shirt, a black skirt, and biking shorts under the skirt. As she enters, she's poking a bit at her Virtue phone, but she hurriedly slips it into her purse and then makes her way over to the front counter with what might look like a bit more care than is strictly necessary.
Moriko Hayashi 2018-08-03 17:45:19 93427
Moriko Hayashi is also stopping into the cafe, though this is more out of curiousity than knowing what they serve. Wearing a sun dress and bucket hat, she slips inside, trying to ignore the cards floating around her. She still hasn't gotten used to that. She'll figure it out sooner or later. She may or may not also be playing something on her phone. Poking at the screen periodically to do things. It's hard to tell what, without the sound. But there is a blue-capped snowman on her screen occasionally.
Miho Kagami 2018-08-03 18:03:19 93428
Miho orders a milkshake and some pastries, pays, then turns around looks around for a place to sit, and ... blinks when she sees a familiar but visibly-changed face. "Moriko-chan!?" she says in her usual scratchy and androgynous voice, glancing at the cards while trying not to make it obvious to any nonmagical onlookers where she's looking. She grins. "... heh, you're looking good! Guess you figured it all out, huh?" ... She's being a bit cagey about announcing what she's talking about right in front of the rest of the shop.
Moriko Hayashi 2018-08-03 18:22:32 93429
Moriko Hayashi rubs the back of her head for a moment at the sound of a familiar voice. Turning on her heels, she waves and smiles. "Hey!" she offers in a squeakier than usual voice. Sort of like she's embarrased to be speaking out loud. Or unsure, either way. It doesn't stop her for long. She looks at Miho in confusion, then she shakes her head quickly and holds both hands up, "Nono, nothing like that. It's something else. Not here though?" She then quickly turns to order herself soem food. Opting for chai tea and a piece of cake.
Miho Kagami 2018-08-03 18:29:31 93430
Miho blinks. "Uh, right, sorry," she says. She looks around. "We should have ... basically enough 'privacy' in one of the booths, I think, lemme go grab one ... over there." She takes her pastries and drink to a booth and sits down, more-or-less scooting over as deep in as she can go.
Moriko Hayashi 2018-08-03 19:12:35 93431
Moriko Hayashi looks to her for a moment and says, "You're kind of uh... a lot more open about things." she shrugs and carries her food over to the booth and slides in across from the girl, taking a moment to swirl her tea around before taking a sip of the chilled drink. "What were you talking about though? I uh, think I guessed it?"
Miho Kagami 2018-08-03 19:17:14 93432
Miho shrugs, taking a sip of her milkshake, and gives Moriko a lopsided grin. "Sorry, sorry! I was just surprised, is all," she says. "And, uh ... I meant the cards. And also the ... y'know, everyone else." She hesitates, and says, "Are you by any chance friends with Kogane Hoshi-san? Because, uh ..." Then she stops, not entirely sure how to proceed if Moriko doesn't know Hoshi.
Moriko Hayashi 2018-08-03 19:41:50 93433
Moriko Hayashi looks up at the cards curiously, pokes at one, then says, "Ah that, yeah. It uh, we ran into the girl that used to be a friend." She shrugs, looking away, taking a moment to take a bite of cake. "I am friends with her, I know Reiko-chan too, why are you asking though?" She seems kind of confused.
Miho Kagami 2018-08-03 19:47:42 93434
Miho nods. "I don't know a 'Reiko', it's just, your cards reminded me of Kogane-san's stars," she says in a low voice. She thinks for a moment, biting into a pastry. "Someone who 'used to be' a friend, huh," she says after she swallows. "... I take it you transformed for the first time under fire?" She looks seriously over at Moriko. "I did too. A monster carried me off, and I got free long enough to ... do the minty thing." She makes a face. "I wasn't as lucky as you, though, I, uh, 'change back' whenever I change back, if you take my meaning."
Moriko Hayashi 2018-08-03 19:55:31 93435
Moriko Hayashi takes another bite of cake, using it as an excuse to buy herself some time. Looking over at the later questions though, she says, "I did. A candy monster exploded. Put me off of caramel for a week." She scowls, "I like caramel normally too."

She pauses again, "Minty?" Looking quite confused. "Like the plant? I mean it hurts in your eyes I think?" She seems really confused at the suggestion that minty things were used!
Miho Kagami 2018-08-03 20:00:36 93436
Miho shrugs. "Just a bunch of monsters, basically," she says. "The one that grabbed me was some kind of boar-youkai, I think, but he'd been hired by this spider-demon somehow. And then the spider just ate him when it got free instead of rewarding him."

She blinks."Oh, right, sorry, I meant my power," she says. "It's cuz of the color. A couple of my ... attack-names have 'minty' in the name." She shakes her head. "Wow it kind of feels weird to just say it out loud like that."
Moriko Hayashi 2018-08-03 20:09:09 93437
Moriko Hayashi listens quietly, then leans forward and says, "A bunch of monsters? Like what? I've seen a candy monster, but that one wasn't talkative. It just tried to flood everything with sugar. Then we hit it with a lot of colors."

She suppresses a shiver at a spider eating something as big as a boar. "You're like us? The color I mean?" There's a look of confusion again. "Attack names? I Know we had some, but I was copyign the others mostly. And you know, we made ours up as a game originally."
Hoshi Kogane 2018-08-03 20:13:24 93438
A luxury car stops at the entrance to Midori-ya, and Hoshi comes out along with a woman who seems to be in her mid twenties. They're headed towards the counter when Hoshi spies two familiar face and she glances towards the woman. "I'm going to say hi to my friends. Can you wait for me in the car after you get the pastries please?" The young lady bows to Hoshi, "Of course, Kogane-san."

Hoshi then heads over to the others with a smile, "Mori-chan, Miho-chan~" She greets cheerfully, one star pops up next to a reflective surface, looking into it with a wide smile as though trying to ascertain its smile looks genuine.
Miho Kagami 2018-08-03 20:19:30 93439
Miho nods. "There's this entire world of monsters, apparently, called the Night Harbor," she says. "And ... last week, I had a run-in with some kind of bat-monster that was draining peoples' energy, no idea where it came from." She shakes her head. "No, it's just sort of a nickname, I guess. I wield the purifying power of the Life Blessing, which ... I still dunno where it came from originally. My actual 'theme' I guess is Life, basically. And Joy. Uh, my title ended up being 'Life Mahou Joy.'" She's still careful to keep her voice down.

She waves to Hoshi when she arrives. "Oh, hey there, Hoshi-chan," she says. "Moriko-chan and I were catching up on our respective 'stuff' basically." She glances between Hoshi's stars and Moriko's cards. "... which ... I guess is partly your stuff in her case, huh? Except green instead of yellow."
Moriko Hayashi 2018-08-03 20:26:49 93440
Moriko Hayashi scoots over to make room for Hoshi, almost looking releieved that she can have someone else answering questions. She runs her fingers through her hair and instead focuses on finishing the piece of cake and sipping at her tea.

"I don't know anything about the monster stuff. I know a little bit about yokai from games I guess? I like that one series with the snowman." She figures they won't care, so doesn't go further than that.

"Why is it called the night harbor?" She eventually asks, changing her mind briefly as that question nags at her mind. It's interrupted by the star admiring itself, which... confuses her. And it shows. Her own cards are kind of scattering around behind her like a bad game of 52 card pickup.
Hoshi Kogane 2018-08-03 20:32:29 93441
Hoshi sits down when room is made. She listens to the others talk but doesn't quite speak up, preferring to get caught up before she says anything else. She glances at the cards curiously, and a series of stars pop up above her head. Each holding a different item and they form a circle. Then another star pops up in the middle with a very tall head, which then begins to spin. Whichever star its head is pointing to glows for as long as that's the case.
Miho Kagami 2018-08-03 20:45:11 93442
Miho is also kind of relieved! "Well ... basically, mostly all I know is, there are monsters called 'youma' which attack Tokyo, and they come in all kinds of varieties," she says. "Sometimes they're part of some greater force of evil, and apparently it's possible for actual human bad guys to create them, sort of." She hesitates. "Also, there's apparently a particularly nasty type of monster called a Witch, I haven't seen them personally, but, uh ... how did Rashmi-chan put it ... If reality starts looking weird and scratchy, and like a you gave a five-year-old glue and crafts and stuff, and I guess you don't have an entire team of backup maybe?" She looks to Hoshi for confirmation. "You just run." She shrugs. "And also there's also humans for whom 'witch' is just a description."

She hmms. "The Night Harbor ... well, mostly I guess the name comes from the fact that it looks like it's nighttime twenty-four-seven," she says. "And that mostly seems to be, like, traditional Japanese monsters like foxes and tanuki and, like, the Night Parade or whatever. I dunno, I didn't really stay there very long."

She looks over at Hoshi, a part of her wondering whether she should come out to Hoshi, who is obviously friends with Moriko, but there's always some sort of uncertainty there ...
Hoshi Kogane 2018-08-03 21:02:43 93443
"Shades are a kind of Youma, they serve the Grey Kingdom." Hoshi helpfully clarifies the description of Youma for Moriko as her wheel of starry fortune seems to show no signs of slowing down. "Griselda is the Princess of the Grey Kingdom, which is why she can make and command them." Otherwise, Hoshi just listens to what Miho has to say. The night harbour and witches are new to her. Well, she heard of the latter, just hasn't encountered one.