The Pen is mightier than the wand

Unmei and Miho hang out at her place... and Unmei realises she's an IDIOT!

Date: 2018-08-14
Pose Count: 20
Unmei Tama 2018-08-14 15:57:30 94465
Unmei Tama was giddy. She was having a friend over! Eeeee! It had been a while since anyone had come over and visited her and she couldn't wait. She had cleaned up and just... Eeeee!

So when the other girl arrived, Unmei was in her plaid skirt, a black sleeveless top, her hair tied back and blsck stockings. "Come in, come in!" She'd say all too happily...

And the first thing Miho might notice is the sheer amount of magical girl... Stuff. Magical girl posters, toys, models, a pen in a glass case that looked like a wand... And unmei WAS a magical girl, making it even weirder.
Miho Kagami 2018-08-14 16:12:46 94467
Miho is exhausted, but she's decided that Unmei is one of the friends she's willing to make time for, especially in light of ... y'know ... that. She's wearing a simple forest-green T-shirt, a black skirt, and biking shorts under the skirt when she arrives. "Hey, Unmei-chan," she says, smiling at her as she steps in.

She looks around at everything. "That ... is plenty of magical girl stuff," she says dryly. "Anyway, how're you doing?" She looks Unmei over, noting the 'changes' she'd previously noticed at D-Point. "... Besides the obvious, I mean."
Unmei Tama 2018-08-14 16:16:17 94468
Unmei Tama sighed and shook her head. "Not really. Everyone keeps asking what I've been up to. I've had to stuff my bra. My body feels... Wrong. And my center kf gravity just keeps screwing up. Can't wait until my gem is back. I wonder if i even needed to do this, even with that i don't think i helped any," she muttered.

"And yeah! I love magical girls! I was so lucky to be able to become one myself! And Mamo has been the best, he's let me get a lot of things and... Well. He's just really the best. Ever."

She glanced to the other girl. "How have you been?"
Miho Kagami 2018-08-14 16:26:20 94469
Miho nods at that description, and promptly gives Unmei a big hug. "I wonder if there's something I can do to help," she says. "I mean, I've only ever healed people before, but ... hmm."

She nods. "My interests have always been in video games, myself," she says, looking around. "Sonic, Kirby ... I've never had this much merchandise, though." She considers this. "I guess I never really thought about magical girls until I started transitioning." She grins. "And now I'm one, too!"

She smiles weakly at the question. "Exhausted," she says. "I mean, that was the first time I've ever fought a literal freaking final boss before." She shakes her head. "It's weird to think that just a month ago, I hadn't even transformed yet. And I thought joining Stahlritter-kun in raiding an Eclipse base was a big jump." She laughs nervously.
Unmei Tama 2018-08-14 16:33:26 94470
Unmei Tama shook her head. "I am a people but... I'd rather not risk it. I mean... I'm in the middle of my own transition as it is. I wouldn't want to risk it trying to 'heal' me back to fully being a boy." She shuddered.

"Games? I have a few of those. But i loved magical girls ever since i was a little... Since i was little. I didn't really get why for a while and... Well... I told my parents it was because of the cute girls but... I just wanted to be them. And now i am one! Once my gem recovers..."

"And yeah, i know how you feel. I've never fought anything like that. It was scary. Though... I'm honestly surprised how non-tired i am. All that practice with kyouko and Mako must be paying off."
Miho Kagami 2018-08-14 16:43:24 94471
Miho hesitates. "Well, I know I've never been injured badly enough to need major magical healing," she says carefully, "but all right." She shrugs. "My gut says there's exactly a zero percent chance of detransitioning you no matter what, and my gut has pretty much always been right about my own magic stuff." She grins. "And, I mean, considering I'm only able to be a magical girl in the first place because I'm definitively a girl. Still, yeah, I've been wanting to step up my game learning how to use the Life Blessing regardless. For ..." She chuckles. "... a whole bunch of different reasons. Dealing with my Death Curse, possibly another friend with her curse assuming that's actually possible ... maybe figure out what the heck Noroiko was talking about when she called me 'Life Mage Joy' ..."

She nods. "I want to ask around how often that kind of thing pops up," she says. "I mean, logically if there were that many of them, I would've found out way earlier. But yeah." She shrugs. "I need to talk to Rashmi-chan about stuff anyway, she and Kukai-kun have talked about some sort of training regiment for my skillset."
Unmei Tama 2018-08-14 16:50:18 94472
Unmei Tama nodded, cocking her head to the side. "I guess. But... I doubt it'll do much. I'm not wounded. I honestly... Just miss it a lot. Using the bathroom is a fresh hell. I haven't been afraid in a public restroom in almost a year. Ever since Kun and the others got me my gem back," she muttered.

"So... You were chosen for your power because you were a girl? That's... Really cool," she muttered. "A good confidence boost. You're on hormonesz right? I think you said your parents supported you?" She asked.

"And yeah. If you ever wanna practice, i could with you. And kyouko and Mako do a weekly sparring match thing, where we all practice. Though... Prepare to get hurt. Kyouko's idea of 'teaching' is just beating you up and telling you to imitate her."
Miho Kagami 2018-08-14 16:57:58 94473
Miho grimaces. "Ooh, yeah," she says. "Mamoru-kun has been talking about, y'know, learning to perform gender-affirmation surgery. But it's pretty obvious that you and I are both some ways away from that." She grins weakly. "And yeah. Let's just say ... every time I start doing another feminine thing, or like starting to wear girls' shoes instead of boys' shoes or whatever ... I one hundred percent can't go back."

She smiles. "Basically, my Curse and Blessing are passed down from mothers to daughters. And only from mothers to daughters." She shrugs. "I don't think I was 'chosen' or anything. I'm just the first person in my family who decided to actually use the Life Blessing. Which, like, I guess is more 'luck' than anything else. But yeah."

Miho grins. "The thing is, I'm really not a physical fighter," she says. "I fire lasers and streams of glowy mint-leaves. So physical training wouldn't really help at all." She looks around. "... anyway, let's stop standing around here," she says dryly. "Why don't we find a place to sit."
Unmei Tama 2018-08-14 17:05:52 94474
Unmei Tama nodded rapidly. "I know, right? I remember the first time i tried a skirt on. I never wanted to wear pants again?" Hence her skirt now. "And don't even get me started on stockings. Stockings are the best. So warm and soft," she said with a smile.

"The first to use it? So... Your mom doesn't? How'd you find out about it? What triggered it? That sounds so cool, you'd be like... The main character in an anime or something," she said with a grin. "I wanna hear all about it!"

She then took her hand and drew her to the couch. "So, tell me everything! How'd yoi get it? What can you do? And i... Sorta do magic too. If you like, i could practice with you?"
Miho Kagami 2018-08-14 17:21:09 94475
Miho giggles, sitting down on the couch. "Yeah, stockings are great, aren't they?" she says. "Gonna have to wear more of 'em!" She takes a moment to look around at everything in the room, just flexing her proverbial observational-muscles. "Well ... it all started way back in May, when I got attacked by this eel-youma who was buffed up by a shard from this artifact of doom called the Shadow Jade, and the youma wanted to use me to find the other shards." She glances around. "Three other magical girls were helping me, uh, Cure Gull, the onmyouji Minase Hokuto-chan, and a girl who's half-fox-youkai named Maki Jiaying." She shrugs. "Uh, or 'yaoguai', she insists on using the Chinese words for things. Anyway, during the fight ..." She crosses her arms with her left arm grasped by her right. "... I was holding my arms like this, and my arm started leaking wisps of darkness that looked exactly like the Shadow Jade shard, and my right hand started glowing like when I use the Life Blessing."

She shrugs. "So then Hokuto-chan looked it up, and it turned out that my great grandmother, Oujino Miho, got kidnapped, but a bunch of magical girls rescued her." She shrugs. "One of them, Life Mahou Wonder, blasted the Shadow Jade, but I guess some of Noroiko's 'essence' hit her with the Death Curse, so Life Mahou Wonder gave her the Life Blessing to counteract it." She shakes her head. "Still don't know what's up with the Shadow Jade, or what's that fox-spirit Noroiko's actual connection to it. I know from Lacrima-chan -- that's the cursed friend I mentioned -- that the Shadow Jade was sought after as a source of power, including by other monsters."
Unmei Tama 2018-08-14 17:32:11 94476
Unmei Tama nodded, listening. "Uh huh... Gull? She's great. She helped me a bit, too. Very cute and kind. Makes great pastries at her bakery. Ummm..." She trailed off.

"That's cool. Do... Your parents don't know... Right? Have you ever showed them?" Ahe asked with a small smile. "Or are they still... In the dark? I mean... What if they target your mom with the jade? Oh! And do you wanna watch anything? I have like... A ton of different series."
Miho Kagami 2018-08-14 17:45:41 94477
Miho smiles and nods. "Yeah," she says. "Great pastries, but ... no comment on her fiancee, y'know?" She shakes her head. "They have the wildest ideas about how romance ought to work. Don't even ask."

She nods at the questions about her parents. "They're still in the dark," she says. "Apparently ... I guess the Curse and Blessing just fizzled out when Miho-baasan and her daughters and granddaughters grew up? So my mom's safe, and so are my cousins as long as they don't come to Tokyo." She shrugs. "My feeling is that mine won't fizzle out, since I'm actually using the Blessing, but ... I've got at least five years to figure it out."

She laughs. "I, wow, I don't even know if I could take a magical girl anime seriously at this point?" she says. "I think I'd be too distracted trying to do, like, this armchair analysis on how the protagonists could've handled stuff better. Or feeling like 'it's not actually like that!'"
Unmei Tama 2018-08-14 17:52:15 94478
Unmei Tama blinked. "Who, hannah? Hannah's awesome. I used to work with her. Well. I mean. She's-- wait did you say lacrima? As in the vampire girl? You know her? You're FRIENDS with her?"

" Five years. Yeah... I mean..." Shw shuddered as she imagined herself only having five years to bw a girl. "If... It does fade, I'm sure one of the others could help."

"And i don't know. I find it to be really real to life. Things go good in the end. There's a bunch of crying. The monsters are redeemable. The girls can always be girls. I mean, for a while i used to compare my life to them. Especially the train girls. But Puff Puff Lafluff is really good too. And it gives me ideas for when o patrol."

She nodded. "So... Are you going to get the surgery?" WOW!
Miho Kagami 2018-08-14 18:24:04 94482
Miho blinks. "Um, yes, I'm friends with Lacrima," she says. Oh boy, here we go again! "I found out that she was a vampire the first time I visited the ECFH in April, a few days before my fifteenth birthday," she says firmly. "She was sitting around watching TV, and her brother teasingly messed up her hair. She has people watching out for her, and a system in place to stop herself from getting out of control and hurting people unnecessarily, and she'd been leaving notes in the ECFH to keep us updated on Riventon-san. She saved my life when I got kidnapped on the day I transformed for the first time, even though she's rightly afraid of my powers, since purification runs the risk of actually killing her, and I'm the one who feels guilty about it ..."

She blinks. "... and ... I ... just remembered that in that conversation she happened to mention an 'Unmei-chan' during that conversation in the ECFH, whoops. ... And that Takeba-san mentioned researching transgender options for 'a friend' a week ago." She laughs nervously. "Uh. So, you're saying you used to work for Eclipse?" She doesn't sound judgmental about this, just curious. Because if so, Unmei would be Miho's fourth friend who used to be a villain.

She nods. "I understand," she says. "If it did fade ... I'd probably look into becoming a Pretty Cure, assuming I could pretend to agree to the dumb 'love' rule with a straight face. Or maybe swearing allegiance to Prince Endymion like Sakura-san did?" She shrugs. "Hopefully, something that'd let me keep healing people."

The comment about magical girl anime is actually food for thought to her. "Hmmm. Well, now I'm actually kind of curious," she says. "I'll have to think about it some more. Dunno if I'm up for watching anything just this minute."

She grins and nods, not particularly bothered since they're both trans girls here. "Oh yeah," she says. "Who knows? There's a nonzero chance that Mamoru-kun just might be the one who does it for me! When I came out to him in a text, he told me it was something he was planning on learning to do in general, so ... yeah."
Unmei Tama 2018-08-14 18:38:35 94484
Unmei Tama nodded. "What's that like? Knowing... Her? I... I'll adit. I'm scared of her. She's a little... Scary. But... I think... I wasn't fair to her. I think she might be okay and... Um..... I wanna have a sit down with her. But err... I should probably bring her an apology gift," she said sheepishly.

"Really? That'd be interesting. I didn't know you could just become a pretty cure. That's awesome! And yeah... Mamo is the best. I'd trust him to do the surgery over anyone else. Though... I don't know if I'd... Be comfortablr with that. He... He's kond of like... Sometimes he feels like he's my..." She trailed off. "Like family, i guess..." She mumbled. She then shook her head.

"Yeah. I was an idiot. Kun and Mamo saved me. I even lost the clotho gem for a while and they even... Gave... Me a... Magical pen to..." She trailed off. And stared.

Oh my gosh she was an idiot. Oh gosh oh gosh she needed to text kun! Gahhhhhh!
Miho Kagami 2018-08-14 18:45:15 94487
Miho nods. "Just ... keep your cool, and she'll be fine," she says, smiling. "Really, she used to be human, and ... frankly, it's really obvious that she misses it. A lot."

She smiles. "Yeah, apparently it's a thing," she says. "There's ... actually a lot of different ways, I think. Anyone can be a Pretty Cure, anyone can use an Intelligent Device ..." She makes a face. "... anyone can make a contract and become a Puella, you just shouldn't, I read about that on HeartNET. But yeah."

She blinks at Unmei's sudden trailing-off. "... did you forget something almost as fabulous as me forgetting that people basically mentioned you twice before I actually met you?" she says, in a dryly self-deprecating tone.
Unmei Tama 2018-08-14 18:53:12 94489
Unmei Tama groaned at the mention of that. "Really? She Mmisses it? I... Really should try talking to her. Without bringing her toilet paper this time," shw mumbled. "I was such an idiot back then..."

"Puella? Oh. The... Little dog thing. Or whatever. Yeah. They warned me about that. I... Don't think I'd qualify, though. I think you have to be a girl like... Outside," she said with a shrug.

"And no! I mean, yes! There's a thing i need to do. Deal with. And you look really tired! I'm sorry i need to cut this short but it's very important! Okay? Sorry."
Miho Kagami 2018-08-14 19:10:35 94493
Miho nods. "It's why I was hoping to learn to use the Life Blessing to help her," she says. "Apparently, her soul has a unicorn tear inside it, so it's possible for her to have a bit of Light inside her without killing her, but ... I wouldn't even know how to implant the Life Blessing to begin with." She smiles. "So yeah, Lacchan needs all the friends she can get."

She shrugs. "If that's the case, I hope I never meet 'em at all," she says. "But yeah. My own power accepts me, and that's the important part right now."

She blinks at Unmei's sudden excitement, and gets to her feet. "Oh? ... Oh," she says. "Well, uh ... can you at least tell me what's got you excited all of a sudden? I mean it's fine if you need me to jet, but ..."
Unmei Tama 2018-08-14 19:16:28 94495
Unmei Tama nodded. "Right. Light... Chocolates then. I guess. I'll talk with her. And... Try to work things out." She nodded. "I'll do it soon. I promise."

Then she got tk her feet and grabbed the girl's arm, tugging her to the door. "Excited? Nope. Not me. Nope nope nope. Not. Just busy busy! We'll hang out later, okay? Go get some sleep it was great seeing you bye!" And then practically threw her out, slamming the door.

Then ran to her phone and began texting rapidly. "Oh my gosh oh my gosh eeeeee i am such an idiot oh my gosh..."
Miho Kagami 2018-08-14 19:20:04 94498
Miho blinks, and lets Unmei drag her out. "Ummm ... okay," she says to the slammed door. "... Later." She then heads out. Maybe it's time to visit the ECFH, too ...