Cool Racers

Nanoha and Fate aim to beat the heat with some cool treats, but there is a hot race to determine exactly what they're having!

Date: 2018-08-09
Pose Count: 11
Nanoha Takamachi 2018-08-09 03:04:08 93976
Nanoha Takamachi is laying in bed. It's night, a hot, sticky summer night. Ughhh! She wasn't going to get any sleep for a bit, at this 9 PM hour. Thusly, she turned over in bed and sat on it, moving to the dresser to get dressed, quickly-- and grabbing Fate's black dress. She threw the black dress at Fate's mostly likely either still awake or dozing form.

She looked about as frazzled as she did anyways.

"'Come on, Fate-chan. I think we should go out and get some breeze and see if there's a late night flavored ice stand open on the beach, but anywhere is better than sitting here and sweltering!" she says.

Wait, isn't it too late to go out without being caught!?
Fate T. Waldia 2018-08-09 03:11:07 93977
It was hot, yes. Fate would agree that much, but she's mostly ignoring it and handling it better than Nanoha is. She is currently reading a school science textbook, studying for a test tommorow. Earth science is not something she is terrible familiar with. It's much different than magic in weird, odd ways but at the same time seems to come close to it.

She was deep enough in study that the dress being tossed at her covers her face and causes just a moment of alarm as she peeks from behind it as she lifts it off her face. "Huh?".

"Oh, um. Okay, but won't your mom get upset seeing us going out so late?" she asks in a matter of fact tone, as she sits on her own bed and gets dressed from the PJs she was in a moment ago.

There is only a soft look of confusion on her face. She is not used to deliquency of even benign natures.
Nanoha Takamachi 2018-08-09 03:37:38 93981
Nanoha shakes her head. "Nope! We're leaving through the window!" she says as she raises Raising Heart, forming it into it's staff form as she dons her barrier jacket. "Come on...!" she says as she opens the window, and lets herself float out, softly turning around and offering a hand to Fate if she needs some help out.

She'll close the door when they're both outside, and gaining altitude. "Honestly, I haven't patrolled in a while. But Yuuno said the other day he felt a Jewel Seed for a few moments for some reason. So maybe we outta use the outing as an excuse to maybe see if anything pops up."

Yuuno wasn't able to track the Jewel Seed for long enough to get any sort of location- and it's been dead since. She does start for the beach.

Because it's still hot out in the early evening like this and there is still shaved ice to have, or ice cream or any sort of cold-bearing goods stand or shop they can find!
Fate T. Waldia 2018-08-09 03:48:10 93982
Fate gets it quickly, she'll have Bardiche reach it's 'polearm' form, and take Nanoha's hand to help her outside. "Oh... so it was real?" she asks. "On the way home from a shopping trip, Arf started kicking in her sleep and then woke up and said she dreamed of a scary Jewel Seed. She must have sensed it and didn't realize." she says. "It's not as if there are much left. Just that unaccounted for one."

She'll look over towards Nanoha. That's a very tactical use of a deliquent night out. The more she's stayed with Nanoha, the more she understands why she was so much trouble.

"Hey Nanoha....?" she asks gravely, as if she was about to ask a very serious question. But she often sounds like this when she asks a question. It's just her general candor, however, she then says; "Race you.", before she suddenly takes off towards the beach at a much much faster speed.
Nanoha Takamachi 2018-08-09 03:53:52 93983
Nanoha Takamchi nods. "Uh-huh!" she says. "It was real. It just didn't last long for Yuuno to figure anything else, so Yuuno believes his 'stuck in a pocket dimension' theory is--- yeah Fate-chan?" she asks softly when Fate asks that in a questioning tone.

".....H--hey!" she says as Fate says 'Race You.'. She increase the power to her flier fin spells as she suddenly starts taking off slightly behind Fate. "Hey! No fair!" she says. "That wasn't a fair start!" she continues to complain to the blonde rival ahead of her.

There's still a distance to the beach. She huffs. "Winner gets to choose, shaved ice or ice cream!" she says, as she starts to close the distance.
Fate T. Waldia 2018-08-09 04:08:46 93984
Fate turns around-- though she's still traveling forward. Her black cape kind of gets blown against her, flapping outwards to face Nanoha. "It's perfectly fair, I'm giving you a reason to drive yourself harder and faster than me." she says as she turns back around.

She may just be making a cool, stoic excuse for getting the jump on Nanoha. "Ice cream." she states.

"We'll have sundaes, with strawberries and chocolate sryup. Two cherries on top for me. You will have one." she says, as if she's already won.

There's still a bit to go, yes, but it's oncoming fast.
Nanoha Takamachi 2018-08-09 04:18:34 93986
Nanoha Takamachi increases power to her flier fin. They're getting close. Soon she's neck and neck with Fate-chan! She's caught up! Quite a feat for her, but it's taking a lot of magical energy to keep up. Luckily she's basically a large magical font of power. She can spare it for now. She may regret that if they run into a big flying youma.

They probably won't. Probably.

"Lemon and lime shaved ice. With a little whipped cream on top." she says. "Yours will be sour grape flavored." she adds with a lighter tone.

They're almost over the beach. She's assuming the 'finish line' is where pavement ends and sand begins. Both devices are agreeing on an end point at least, that's fair, with one another.
Fate T. Waldia 2018-08-09 04:25:39 93987
Fate can see Nanoha's caught up. They're basically neck and neck now. Nanoha's been working on her speed. She's impressed and proud even. Though she knows the rigor she puts herself through every morning. It's no wonder she always seemed to have an extra wealth of magical energy. Even she didn't drill herself every morning, in a way that might kill a lesser mage- training so hard every day.

Though, it's time for her to win. She shoots forward. She was holding back. She starts to pull ahead as she looks back to Nanoha. "The ice cream will be chocolate flavored." she says.
Nanoha Takamachi 2018-08-09 04:48:54 93990
Nanoha Takamchi watches as Fate... gains more distance. They're almost there. She's going to win, she thinks. It's time to go to her usual bag of tricks. Which is of course, being hilariously reckless in search of winning the day! She suddenly... turns around!?

"Raising Heart!" she calls out...

< < Divine... > >

"Let's win this!...."

< < ...Buster!> >

Yes, she fires off Divine Buster, at an angle, so it's lancing into the night sky, but enough it sends her forward. Rocketing past Fate and WELL past the line the two devices setup together.

She has to push back to slow herself from getting over water. She opens her eyes. She closed them.

She wasn't sure if that would had worked. But it got her the win.

"Hey, I can do unexpected things, too, Fate-chan~" she says in a teasing singsong voice after she's caught up.
Fate T. Waldia 2018-08-09 05:07:32 93991
Fate can taste that chocolate ice cream right now. She's going to win. Nanoha can't catch up with her. She thinks maybe two scoops. Then something magenta streaks by her suddenly with a thunderous power burst.

...Nanoha won? Part of her is almost offended. Did she use an attack to propel herself? Aha! She must had forgone anchoring herself in favor of actually being blasted backwards at a high speed...

She wants to complain, but- well. She also did get a head start without prompting earlier.

She'll catch up. "You won. With a trick. I would had won if we stuck to raw skill." she says with just a hint of sourness.

Like the sour grape shaved ice she's going to be forced to enjoy. At least she likes tart flavors.
Nanoha Takamachi 2018-08-09 05:34:34 93994
Nanoha Takamachi gives her friend a wide smile. "Hey! Yuuno doesn't call me 'White Devil' for nothing." she says. "Because sometimes, I can be a little devlish~" she says with a slight smile. "Come on. I can get shaved ice and you can get ice cream." she says, as she begins to spiral downwards towards the beach.

It was time to cool off, after such a hot race!