Texts From Nightblogging


Date: 2018-08-15
Pose Count: 17
Rei-Signum 2018-08-15 04:45:53 94558
Rei Hino is pretty responsible.
    Rei Hino is generally very thoughtful! If not always clued in to exact social cues.
    Rei Hino basically can't explain this.
    "are you awake" is the text that pops up on Mamoru's phone WAY too late at night, typed with a few degrees less care than usual on a device Rei already sometimes struggles to type with.
Mamoru Chiba 2018-08-15 05:00:51 94561
Seriously the two of them are terribly responsible people.

They're also both awful texters.

Mamoru's in bed with a pair of bunny pajamas containing his betrothed beloved, and the only reason they're listed first is because Usagi is asleep so the bright PJs are infinitely louder than she is. He was also sort of dozing but after a week of physical sleep and the sudden return of his ability to heal-- including himself-- followed by another literal day of sleep as he recovered from the energy expenditure-- actually sleeping is hard. The world is too loud and bright after months of the silent darkness of his powers-- his extra senses-- being inaccessible to him.

So he texts back after a few seconds:

        <Mamoru> yo
Rei-Signum 2018-08-15 05:06:51 94562
    Sat alone in a futon, Rei's lack of sleep is a bit less whimsicle; though she does her best with a pair of pajamas decorated - one might say BESET - by images of cartoony crows, some of them carrying oddly appetizing looking worms in their beaks.
    They both have a dear friend with no taste.
    Rei sighs softly and begins to type,
    'ill take that as a'
    Backspace backspace backspace
    'That inst a ansr'
    Backspace backspace backspace
    <REI> gLAD YOU'ER FEELI BETTER
    *Why would that even happen?!*
    <REI> grr
Mamoru Chiba 2018-08-15 05:09:48 94563
Mamoru tries desperately not to snicker, because it'd wake Usa up, and then she'd probably take over his phone. He thumbs out:

        <Mamoru> lmao how do yiy even do that
Rei-Signum 2018-08-15 05:13:03 94564
    Rei takes a very deep, slow breath through her nose.
    It takes a surprisingly long time for the next message to come. When it does, it's a picture! Specifically a phone-pic of some freshly written, gorgeous brush-calligraphy whose nearest and most charitable interpretation into english comes out to something like "Eat a thousand years of sausages"
    Roughly.
Mamoru Chiba 2018-08-15 05:18:07 94566
Mamoru actually laughs loud and sudden enough that Usagi stirs, and he has to stifle the rest of it as he kisses her head and then extricates himself from the bed. He pads out of his room barefoot, on a mission to the refrigerator for chocolate milk.

He texts back as he leans against the fridge door:

        <Mamoru> ...touche. what is the up. i mean im assuming ur ok b/c ur giving me carefully crafted shitpost insults so like
        <Mamoru> idk, sup? usa didnt forget her phone shes just asleep
        <Mamoru> if u were looking for her
Rei-Signum 2018-08-15 05:22:56 94567
    Rei just sorta basks in that one, for a little while. The satisfaction of a job well done.
    <REI> I Know i didnt want Wake her up.
    Rei considers this for a second, flinches, and starts to type, 'not that i don't care about waking y'
    backspace backspace backspace
    Eh, to hell with it.
    <REI> thinking Too much abt dumb stuff
Mamoru Chiba 2018-08-15 05:30:56 94568
Blinking at his screen, Mamoru straightens up and opens the fridge, then takes out the chocolate milk. No one else awake in the apartments right now; it's such a nice thing to be able to know.

He puts the milk down and sends:

        <Mamoru> if theres one thing about you i know
        <Mamoru> you dont stay awake over dumb stuff
        <Mamoru> can i help?
Rei-Signum 2018-08-15 05:37:17 94569
    Rei stares at the text for a little while, chewing on her lip anxiously for a long moment. She writes and deletes 'Nevermind' about six times with varying degrees of typing competence.
    She sighs.
    <REI> how much Do you remeMber about the
    Rei struggles to think of how to phrase it, then accidentally hits send. "Gah! Stupid... mnnf..." typetypetype
    <REI> old days
    Didn't have time to work out the phrasing!!
    <REI> Old lives
    <REI> DO you know how rember on purpse?
    A pause, and a sigh, getting more to the point,
    <REI> do you know how to stop
Mamoru Chiba 2018-08-15 05:49:56 94570
It's slowly that Mamoru pours the chocolate milk, and then very deliberately that he takes strength from its fortifying goodness. He considers the texts and chews on his own lip, then types more carefully:

        <Mamoru> ...i remember everything. I have since you guys rescued me from the Dark Kingdom. I mean it took a while to get it in order, but... I'm Endymion just as much as I'm Mamoru. I was Endymion and knew who I was when I was a kid before the accident, and the accident made me forget everything. So I'm not... really... the best person to ask about that? How to stop remembering things, I mean. Like most of my life I was desperately trying to remember. Amnesia is a huge jerk. But what I can help with...

    <Mamoru> I *am* an empath and psychometrist. I guess at this point you could call me a touch telepath. But I can help you sort it out in your head, if you want. I don't know that you'd be comfortable letting me in, though. You could see how my memory integration works instead, too.
Rei-Signum 2018-08-15 06:02:50 94572
    Rei reads the first text, feeling a little disheartened and a little guilty, flopping backwards onto her futon and just waiting for her phone to chime with the next message. When it comes, she rolls onto her side, pressing her lips together anxiously as she reads it.
    <REI> i dont know that sounds
    Rei diverts her eyes to the side awkwardly for a moment,
    <REI> Personal
    <REI> private?
    <REI> i dont know
    <REI> shouldnt complain
    So she should stop complaining! Obviously. She manages that for nearly ten entire seconds before shifting uncomfortably to type with both hands,
    <REI> I really don't know if that was
    GOD DAMNED SEND BUTTON
    <REI> me at all.
    <REI> the old rei
    <REI> Mars
    <REI> i dont know wht good itistoo remember sme othr life where i might have been
    'happier' is the word she decides not to use, but the send key is way too close to the backspace key.
    Rei just covers her face for a minute.
    <REI> Stupid fake world
Mamoru Chiba 2018-08-15 06:09:17 94573
Mamoru frowns, and pushes himself up to sit on the counter next to the fridge so he can lean on it. He texts back:

        <Mamoru> it's okay if it's too personal, don't have to do it. i'm good enough at hiding things away that i don't want other people to see that you wouldn't see anything too deeply private in my head if i showed you the structure of how my memory works.
        <Mamoru> i don't know, were you happier? are you unhappy now? i mean, this life is seeming to work out a lot better for everyone involved. ...lol what about the fake world did you, like. really like that's making you think about this now? oh also:
        <Mamoru> keep in mind that you remember lots of things that are no longer the case now. this is just more memories of places that don't exist anymore and people who have died. it's kind of like asking what's the use remembering being a little girl
Rei-Signum 2018-08-15 06:17:14 94574
Rei kind of smirks to herself a little, despite herself.
    <REI> worried abt you seeing iN MY HEAD DUmmy
    What was good about the fake world?
    'Save me a dance?'
    Rei sighs.
    <REI> dont know
    <REI> 1 for 1 on DYING in bth lives
    <REI> culdnt be that much better
    <REI> DIDNT WANNA WONDER but i seemed
    Rei changes which side she's laying on, then changes back. Knocks her head against the pillow a couple times.
    <REI> DiffereNT there. Easier to tlk to people
Mamoru Chiba 2018-08-15 06:28:23 94575
        <Mamoru> right that's why i said you could see in mine instead and see if theres anything you want to try using
        <Mamoru> anyway yeah it was easier for mars bc she wasnt aloof and kind of introverted
        <Mamoru> i definitely wasnt introverted back then
        <Mamoru> so i get what you mean
        <Mamoru> but if you prefer being like that its sth you can work on, yk?
        <Mamoru> you get to be how you want to be, nobodys stopping you
        <Mamoru> like really its more like a map of things you could do to be happier with yourself, isnt it?
Rei-Signum 2018-08-15 06:34:39 94576
    Rei would really like the be snappier and more clever right now, but after a long wait all she texts back is
    <REI> i guess
    Rei looks over at the paper she wrote her tasteful retort on earlier, and takes a moment to roll it up and put it... eh, just by the bed. She can go back to being orderly in the morning.
    <REI> probly just being dumb
    <REI> Gonna forget it all in a coupe days
    And you KNOW she's not quite right yet, because she texts
    <REI> thanks
    <REI> GOod nigt mamoru-kun
Mamoru Chiba 2018-08-15 06:38:51 94577
        <Mamoru> it's probs easier to talk about in person, i probs sound like a self-help book
        <Mamoru> orz
        <Mamoru> good night, rei-chan

Mamoru sighs and slides off the counter, then puts the milk away and washes out his cup.

He knows for damn sure he won't be sleeping now.
Rei-Signum 2018-08-15 06:39:34 94578
Well, if it's any consolation in the karmic balance of the universe, Rei won't either.