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Date: 2018-08-27
Pose Count: 8
Kazuo Takeba 2018-08-27 02:13:14 96133
Given the state of the main apartment's kitchen, the segment of the place that is officially Jadeite's is seeing a lot more traffic. Mainly because Jadeite has the only fully functional kitchen left in the place --

(All right, fully functional give or take any, ahem, unfinished projects related to the appliances. Still safer than trusting some of the residents around gas stoves full-time.)

All the same. The 'USE THIS ONE' sign has not presently been relocated to the door. Which is why Kazuo knocks and listens at the door, rather than simply making his way in.

Whether or not anyone's being social enough to be out far enough to hear it is a good question.
Saburo Yukimura 2018-08-27 02:22:02 96136
The kitchen, probably because of the increased traffic, is the cleanest place in the apartment right now. Sure, the kitchen table is currently covered in the unhappy not-quite-corpses of toasters and blenders, and sure one of the chairs is slightly charred in places for reasons one probably doesn't want to ask about, but it's a servicable kitchen. It's also an occupied kitchen, which is the main reason that Saburo is able to hear the knock on the door - he's sitting there, at that project laden table, on that poor charred chair, fiddling not with one of those projects but with a ball of Play-Doh, a couple of opened containers in front of him.

For a few seconds, he considers ignoring it, but - well, with the main apartment trashed, he doesn't want to force someone to have to seek out Neil's place or something. So he hauls himself out of the chair, puts the Doh down, and goes to open the door.

Kazuo Takeba 2018-08-27 02:25:22 96137
Kazuo inclines his head to Saburo as the door opens; there is undoubtedly a silent scan of Saburo's condition that goes with the gesture. Kazuo also, equally undoubtedly, doesn't expect to learn much of anything from it. Not with the mood Saburo was in last time he saw him.

"Hello." That's two words between them, and no shouting. That's a plus, right?

A flicker of a glance to make sure no-one else has entered the hall in the last three seconds, and Kazuo focuses on Saburo more directly. "Do you want to talk about it?"

Maybe not a plus.
Saburo Yukimura 2018-08-27 02:30:43 96138
It could have been a lot worse and Saburo knows it. Because at least Kazuo is only asking if he wants to talk about it, instead of telling him to talk about it, or worse, asking about his feelings. (Not that he blames Rei, not really, he just really didn't want to be asked, and instead he'd been asked twice.) He just leans against the door for a moment, ignoring the politeness impulse that says he should open the door and let Kazuo in.

It's been almost ten whole words without shouting, and he has a hope that they'll make it the whole conversation without shouting. "Not even a little bit."
Kazuo Takeba 2018-08-27 02:32:44 96140
Kazuo nods, without a sign of surprise. And there is still no shouting. "Need anything?"
Saburo Yukimura 2018-08-27 02:33:44 96141
A shake of the head, and the dream is being realized. "No. I have the groceries though, if you want your snacks."
Kazuo Takeba 2018-08-27 02:37:31 96142
"You mean Usagi's snacks." Was that a joke? Or at least Kazuo's idea of a joke? Maybe. He takes a step back, and makes a brief gesture, as if to suggest the door being closed. "Let us know if you do."
Saburo Yukimura 2018-08-27 02:39:59 96144
The not-quite-a-joke doesn't earn a smile, but it doesn't earn a frown either. Someone could find a victory in that, if they looked close enough. "I will."

And then the door is closed. Thanks for stopping by. Let's not do it again.