A little nibble of an apology


Unmei apologizes to everyone's favorite vampire and, after a bit of back and forth, they walk cheesy romances and eat chocolate. Cause why not?

Date: 2018-08-14
Pose Count: 22
Players:
Unmei Tama 2018-08-14 23:42:36 94546
Unmei Tama looked... nervous. Very nervous. She was going to die. Or be lit on fire. Or drained of all her blood. Or worse! She made her way to the front door and, nervously... reached out and knocked on it.

Knock. Knock. Knock.

She had a gift in hand, a small wrapped package. Inside the package? A box of 'little nips', a small caramel and chocolate candy. It was a silly gift but she was realllllly hoping to start this off with a laugh. Because she'd been kind of a bitch...
Lacrima 2018-08-15 00:04:10 94547
When you're a horrible creature of darkness and dread, things get lonely even when you have friends. She's alone, right now however. No one's home or around. She's sitting on the couch in the vestibule in her fancy dress, watching some live action drama about a girl who is in love with a ghost but there love can never be... it will always be... 'Transparent'. Which is the name of the drama in fact.

Why she's watching such sad romance is beyond her. There's also a stack of trashy vampire romance novels on top of the coffee table there.

Somedays you just need to do nothing useful.

Then there's a knock on the door? She blinks. Jiaying or Lamya just walk in. Alexis doesn't even announce himself. Sora kind of just winds in through a window sometimes.

So this is not a regular visitor. She stands up and walks to the door to open it slowly and peek past the small opening a little before she blinks and opens it more.

"Unmei-chan?" she asks curiously. She looks left and right, and slightly out the door. "Um... what are. You doing here?" she asks.

"Um, I took care of your bill at the Korma last night. I'm sorry. I go there sometimes. It isn't far from where I live. So...easy to get to." she says a little apologetically.
Unmei Tama 2018-08-15 00:07:58 94548
Unmei Tama nodded. Then... "Wait, really? OH MY GOSH!" she squeaked. "I-I dined and dashed. I've NEVER dined and dashed! well, I mean, I did when I was working for eclipse but, but that was different and oh gosh I need to find all those restaurants now and gahhhh!" she shook her head.

"That's not why I'm here. I... I... Really... thanks though. Lacrima... I... I'm sorry..." she said, before holding the gift out. "I've.... been scared of you. Rude to you. Treating you like a monster when... when you're just another girl. Like me..." she mumbled. "Well.. I mean, not like me. I mean, you are a girl and... errr... I-I mean,i t's like... You're like me when my magic works and... s-sorry. I'm not good at this..."
Lacrima 2018-08-15 01:08:01 94549
Lacrima blinks and head tilts as she shakes her head. "I'm pretty sure we all do dumb things when we're not thinking straight." she says to Unmei about the dine and dashing. Then she purses her lips and looks down at the box Unmei is holding out. Unmei doesn't actually say it's for her, so she asks "For me...?" she asks before grasping it and stepping away from the door and motioning Unmei inside. She sighs and places the box down on the coffee table for now. She sits down on the couch.

"Sit down." she offers softly.

"I get what you're saying." she says quietly. "It's okay to call me not human or call me a vampire- or you know - a girl- because that's not actually untrue." she says. "I'm a mass of dark energy with a human soul somewhere inside it that is kind of stuffed up and soundproofed from the rest of me. So it makes emotional control and access hard." she says quietly.

"It's when people call me a monster. Or treat me like one that's kind of upsetting, when I haven't actually given them reason to do so or did not ask for this kind of life. I did not go seeking to be this. There's some people that do have that right." she says quietly. "But not very many anymore." she says.

She shifts. "Are you okay after that whole mess?..." she asks. "Ari-chan was there. So I had her to go leap onto when it was all done and cry a lot." she says.
Unmei Tama 2018-08-15 01:17:42 94550
Unmei Tama nodded. "For you..." she said. Slowly, she stepped inside. As the door closed behind her she shivered a little bit. Then moved over to the chair and sat. Her eyes fell on the other girl and... As she spoke, she hugged her knees to her chest. Listening and...

"Ummm.... Actually... that's... nice to hear. I mean, not that you... are trapped but... I mean..." She closed her eyes and tried to think. To word it. "It doesn't matter WHAT you are," she finally said. "I mean, this right here? This is my body. And I hate it. The body I normally have? Is made through magic. Almost completely. But that's way more who I am than I am like this. So... I don't think... I mean. I'm not saying I understand. What you are and what I am is different but... I mean... It's a little similiar. I mean, thats... the closest I can get to understand it. And I... I was stupid then. I mean. I was going to TP a, what I thought, was a haunted mansion. How stupid is that? Just so some kids would like me..."

And then that question. Finally, she shook her head. "No... I'm... really not... okay... I'm just... I... don't really know what I am any more. It's been on my mind and... I'm just... confused..." she mumbled.

"I don't know how to word it, but I know I'm definitely not okay..."
Lacrima 2018-08-15 01:50:45 94551
Lacrima head tilts as she sighs. "If it helps. I understand that much. The body I used to have, is basically an illusion I create and spend energy to maintain when I use it. This is the closest I can get to human without spending energy. Anything below this also isn't using energy... like. Turning into that... shadowy thing, which is even more baser to my 'real' form as it is." she says.

"If it's any comfort, the manor actually isn't haunted, but some residual energy make it feel like it is. It's just how it was when I found the place." she says.

She settles a moment. "What do you mean you don't know what you are?" she asks. "I mean. Physically? Personally? Mentally? Spiritually?..." she asks softly.
Unmei Tama 2018-08-15 01:58:16 94552
Unmei Tama nodded, smiling. "That's... actually kind of cool. All like... shadow form and stuff. Heh. If this was Magical train girls, you'd be like Dark Wrench, the... ugh, sorry. Nevermind. That's not important here... And really? That explains so much... At least I know ghosts won't get me and... ummmm..."

Her eyes lowered. "All.. of the above? Familial.... too I guess? Is that a word? Or... I don't know. It doesn't matter. I came here to make up with you, let's focus on that. How are you doing? I mean, last time we saw each other you were crying really, really hard and... I was kind of worried and... stuff..."
Lacrima 2018-08-15 02:21:45 94553
Lacrima shifts. "I was scared." she says softly. "I was worried for Ari-chan." she says quietly. "Ariel is. Girlfriend." she says softly. "The reason why I have some more emotional control." she says. "The reason why I'm still here right now." she says.

She fidgets. "Familial issues...." she trails off. "....Yeah. I'm having my own right now." she says quietly. She doesn't elaborate.

"I'm... honestly a mess." she says. "Trying to find a way to fix a major problem." she says quietly. "But otherwise, just been working on research on my condition and studying some creatures in the Dusk Zone." she says.

She shifts. "Everyone's been nice to me recently. Regarding the recent mess with Mamoru-kun." she says. "Given I work with Riventon-sama and that I'd been interogated by Sailor Venus about the imposter Sailor Earth." she says.
Unmei Tama 2018-08-15 02:26:56 94554
Unmei Tama blinked a few times and mouthed the words. Finally... "You're dating a unicorn? That... that's actually kind of extremely adorable. A vampire in love with a unicorn. That could be a book, even. Err... Wait, where would you..." She trailed off and shook her head. "Nevermind. Don't answer that..."

She they sighed. "Yeah... I won't... ask about it. I know how annoying it can be to have your personal... stuff pryed into... And family is... supposed to be... special..."

"A mess? Heh. Honestly, I'm surprised we didn't become friends. If anyone knows about being a mess, it's me. I don't think I've been stable since I came to..." Then frowned. "I guess I never have been. But... you seem... nice. I mean, like... Even for a normal person. I think that's why. There... ummm..."

"I think the reason they're nice is... Like what Kun said to me. 'Unmei, you always do bad. Tiny, minor things. But when push comes to shove, regardless of what it is, when it really matters, you do right.' And... I mean... even if you're related to bad things... when the bad stuff happened, when Mamo was kidnapped... you were there besides us. Not against us. So... That's reason enough to trust you and keep you as a friend. Right? I mean... you make a ton of friends who are there for the easy stuff, but abandon you when it gets hard. Wouldn't it be better to have one who's by yourself for the hard things, even if they aren't for the easy?"
Lacrima 2018-08-15 02:58:26 94556
"Riventon's the reason this happened though." she says quietly. She shifts. "But yeah." she says. She blinks and head tilts when she listens to Kunzite's advice through Unmei proxy. "Huh..." she goes softly. "That... kind of explains a lot..." she mutters. She looks to the box finally and drags it over as she begins opening it.

Unwrap, unwrap. And... "Nips..." she gently purses her lips into a small smile, as she places it down. "Thank you." she says softly.

Her eyes go from Unmei to the TV, Unmei, TV-- she suddenly flails to change the channel because she still had on that embarrassing ghost romance drama show.

She doesn't seem to care as much about the trashy vampire romance novels on the coffee table. "Yeah. Ariel-chan is a unicorn." she blushes. "She was also one of the first magical people I met that didn't immediately attack me or judge me." she says quietly. "and she's always been there for me and I do my best to be there for her." she nods a lot.
Unmei Tama 2018-08-15 03:12:25 94557
Unmei Tama nodded. "Yeah. I mean... I made a whole ton of mistakes. I fought everyone, I tortured people, turned them into monsters. I attacked other people. Stole things. Tried to steal things. And I screwed up, again and again. Things were always fixed, though. And..." She trailed off.

"And when I had to, I... I fought for what was right. I was good. I was like... I was supposed to be. And I mean... I don't have any magical dark energy in me. And I still did those things. You've got so much telling you you have to be bad..." She reached out and pat her head. "And you're not. That must mean you're special. And I think the others see it. I... wish I'd seen it a bit sooner..." she mumbled. "And yeah. I thought it'd be a really stupid gift. So i had to get it, hee hee." Shep ulled her hand back, then snickered.

"I wasn't GOING to say anything but... If you're gonna be that obvious... Transparent? Really?" ... Wait. How did Unmei know the name of that series? That thought occured to her a moment later and her cheeks turned scarlet. "I-I saw a commercial for it, that's all! I mean, not like there's anyhing wrong with it. Liking it I mean. I mean, err... I've watched like... fifty magical anime series. And I'm a literal magical girl... A really crappy one, sure, but one none the less...

She then blinked and cocked her head to the side. "So... you... Would you say you love... Ariel? What does that feel like?" she asked softly. "How do you... know if you're in love with them?" Oh boy...
Lacrima 2018-08-15 17:26:18 94587
Lacrima makes a nervous smile. It looks wrong on her, but she manages to settle down. "I kind of. Liked dumb supernatural romance. Before I even was this thing." she mutters. "I used to write these lame stories when I was just human. I wish I could say I was disappointed at what I knew, not matching up with the reality of it but... uh. Some of it. Most of it, but not all, actually was that." she blushes with a huff.

She huffs. "Transparent is a good show." she insists, as she crosses her arms.

Then Unmei asks a question that's not nearly as hard for her to answer. "....during the first few years I am what I was." she says softly. "I didn't have much access to my positive feelings. But I did remember what they felt like." she says quietly. "So I had that as a baseline for how I should react to things." she says. "But. I wasn't really... in love. Before that point." she says.

"When I started having feelings for someone I didn't really know how to deal with it. Or know how to act. Or even if it was love I was feeling, for all I know it could had been something less or something more." she says with a shrug.

"But I know. How that feels now. Love." she says quietly. "-and if there's one thing I know, its that I love Ari-chan." she says. "But more importantly, I know who I don't love." she says softly.

She leans forward and stage whispers. "Because there was this small awkward period if I wondered if I was in love with Takashi-sama when I still didn't quite know how love felt." she says leaning back.

"I'm glad I kept that to myself from him primarily." she says.
Unmei Tama 2018-08-15 17:39:23 94589
Unmei Tama gasped, her hands coming up to her mouth. Finally, she spoke up. "Oh my gosh. Yoh WRITE?! That's so cool! Well, used to! Do you still do it?"

She sighed. "Yeah. I used to... Like those a lot too. I thought, you know. Maybe someone would come and sweep me off my feet and make my heart swell and all that. I thought yuzu was gonna be that but..." She trailed off.

"So... How does it feel being in love? How can you tell? Like... What's it feel like? How does it feel to be near them?"

"And... Takashi is a guy from eclipse, right? I remember the name a little, but don't think i ever met him."
Lacrima 2018-08-15 18:04:38 94591
Lacrima makes a face. "He's the one that made that fake, female Mamoru clone- Sailor Earth." she says flatly. "-and my boss. If it helps any, I'm really upset at him a lot about it." she says quietly. "But I owe him as much as I do Ari-chan. Or Mamoru." she says. She gently sighs a bit.

She shakes her head. "I stopped writing... a lot of hobbies... when I became this thing. It turns out being a mass of angry, depressing emotions is conducive to hiding in your closet all day watching Youtube and not writing or dancing." she mutters.

She head tilts. "It's hard to describe." she says softly. "When I think about Ari-chan, I feel warm and excited and happy all at once." she says. "I know she won't hurt me, or toss me away. That if I need to go to someone for help or worry, I can go to her." she says quietly.

"I guess it's different for lots of people though." she says. "I'm sure Kunzite has a different idea of how love feels. I'm sure Usagi has a different idea of how love feels. I'm sure Rashmi-chan has a different idea of how love feels." she says.
Unmei Tama 2018-08-15 18:35:43 94595
Unmei Tama blinked a few times. "He.... Made her? Don't tske this the wrong way. But your boss is a dick and deserves to get punched in the jaw. By Sailor Jupiter," she said flatly. "And lightning. But i guess we can't always choose our bosses."

She then nodded. "Oh yeah. I remember that. Wanting to just sleep all day or just zone out amd watch tv. Trying to ignore everything and just hoping it'll get better..." She mumbled. "Eer, no offense. You seem great, really."

She nodded. "I guess. I was gonna ask kunzite next. I already asked a few people. Mostly just curious is all." She then paused. "Wanna watch some more transparent?" She offered. "Can open the nips amd just veg," she said with a smile.
Lacrima 2018-08-15 18:50:49 94596
Lacrima snorts. "That wouldn't be funny except he made a clone of Jupiter in the past and replaced her- the real one- with it. And THAT went out of control near the end too when she appeared in Mamoru's place and tried to murder Mamoru.

She sighs and rubs a hand through her face. "Then the REAL Jupiter busted out of his lab and wrecked a lot of expensive equipment along the way." she says.

"So I don't know what made him decide to double down this time." she says, a little bit with exasperation.

She blinks. "Well...okay..." she says as she moves to change the channel back as she sits back into the couch and drags the snacks over. "If I remember. Weren't you trying to control eating like this?" she asks softly. "I mean. That's your business, but. I don't want to be the cause of more problems or anything." she says.
Unmei Tama 2018-08-15 18:57:20 94597
Unmei Tama just stared. Then face palmed. "I take it back. I take it back by leagues. Your boss is an idiot. A complete and utter idiot. Who would clone JUPITER and not expect it tk end poorly for them?!" He asked, shaking his head. "Just. Wow. Eben when i was bad i wouldn't do something THAT stupid! And i was an idiot!"

She chuckled and shook her head. "No. Diet's off. Just... Too much stress. What with mamo, school, college, work, not having magical girlness... Just sometimes you need to relax and watch cheesy stuff with a friend... Right?" She asked, giving a timid smile. Awwwww. She wanted to be lacrima's friend.
Lacrima 2018-08-15 19:11:21 94599
Lacrima says "I had to save him. It was literarily one of my first jobs for him, saving him from being punched really hard." she says. "I mean not the first. But one of the earliest." she says. She then head tilts at Unmei.

"...Sure." she says with a short smile. "Um... do you like. 'What!? My Girlfriend is a Vampire!?' she asks. "I like that one, but it's for obvious reasons. I mean. Being a vampire girl and all... Oh! There's like a comedy one I watch about a guy who punches ghost and it's called 'Ghost Puncher'!" she says. "It's like the ghost is being menacing and he just punches it in the face and they're like 'ow! how!? why!?'" she says. "Because it turns out the ghosts can't do much except scare." she says.

"There's a really dramatic one about a vampire lord who's in love with a peasant girl-- and the vampire's coven won't allow him to talk to a mortal of such low standing and the peasant girl's family hate the guy because he's a horrible vampire." she says with wide eyes.

"....Ari's family is really nice too." she suddenly adds. "Her moms don't care what I am. But that may also have something to do with being part of the large group that chased her mom down when some Nightmare Princess jerk had stolen and brainwashed her. I mean. We obviously freed her from that." she says. "But like one of her moms is a unicorn knight? And the other is like a mermaid witch!" she says.
Unmei Tama 2018-08-15 19:18:08 94601
Unmei Tama just stared. For the longest time. Finally... "A... Mermaid? A real mermaid? Mermaid's are real?" She asked softly. "That's so cool..." She practically whispered, as if afraid saying it too loud would alert the universe to such concentrated existence... Well... Existing, and change it.

"You know some of the coolest people, Lacrima. And wait. Your first job was to protect him? Against Jupiter? And you survived?" She asked in awe. "That's incredible. I mwan, i spar with her. I don't even think I've managed to go more than fifteen seconds with her before i end up flat on my back. And she's a civilian then. As sailor Jupiter... Wow," she whispered. Staring with a new look. Awe.

Her cheeks did turn a little red as she glsnced to the television. "The... Vampire lord one, with the peasant girl. It sounds... Nice," she mumbled. She patted the seat next to her. Then...

"I'm sorry i misjudged you for so long, Lacrima..."
Lacrima 2018-08-15 19:31:23 94603
Lacrima snorts. "I don't think 'grabbing his collar and running' counts as fighting Jupiter so much as 'running away from Jupiter hilariously fast'." she says. "That being said. Normal... things? Attacks? Magic attacks? Can't kill me. I'm not invincible. They still hurt like hell. They can still put me out of the fight. But they can't /kill/ me." she says. "It takes. Purifying magic to hurt me in a fatal way." she says. "I mean otherwise I just reform myself." she says.

She does scooch a little closer on the couch as she fumbles with the books on the table. She pulls one out from the middle. "Here." she says, as she offers the book. "This is a story like that, but more modern." she smiles lightly.

She shifts. "It's alright. You're not the first to look at the spooky pale purple haired girl and wanted to run away." she says softly.
Unmei Tama 2018-08-15 20:01:49 94609
Unmei Tama took the book and smiled. "Thank you. I'll read it later." Maybe. She'd been planning to just relax and watxh tv with her. But well... A book offering was something! She couldn't just decline it.

"And honestly i think your hair is pretty cool. If i didn't know you had a girlfriend I'd probably think you were really cute." Then blinked. "I-i'm not flirting i swear! I just mean, like. When you're not scary you're cute and not really that scary. Sorry. That doesn't make sense, does it?"

"Huh. Running from jupitor? Wow. You started out realllllly small. I wish I'd been that smart when i started out. I ended up getting stabbed like.... Really bad my first few trips. And then all the other trouble i got in. I fought Kun once! I was so, so stupid then..." She mumbled.

"So... What episode are you on transparent? Has the living girls parents visited yet?"

... Wait what?
Lacrima 2018-08-15 20:24:46 94613
Lacrima snorts. "Flirting is alright. Just yes, I have a girlfriend. And a boyfriend." she says. "But that's enough about that." she says softly. She then asks what episode she is on and if the girls parents visited yet.

"Wait...wah..." she then scrunches her nose a bit.

"Spoilers!" she huffs a bit overdramatically.