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Date: 2018-08-28
Pose Count: 55
Stahlritter 2018-08-28 10:03:14 96290
It has been seemingly ages since Alexis Raskoph has been to school. But now-- Takara might not see it herself, but rumors travel quick in a school like Verone.

    Namely, rumors of 'That European Troublemaker' suddenly not only returning to school, but also taking residence in the dorms here after not using them at all during his prior presence!

    Of course there's whispers of rumors regarding the readon for his absence too. Such things as 'he was in juvenile prison' and even such ridicilous things as 'he was captured by aliens!' and 'he was on some covert op in China!' circulate through school.

    And sll the whispers eventually lead up to Alexis himself, with a leather jacket over his school uniform, walking down the hallway after end of class-- with the mass of students before him parting to clear way like the Red Sea to Moses. Surrounded by stares and gossiping murmurs.
Takara Himura 2018-08-28 10:13:53 96291
Takara Himura, otherwise known as 'That American Troublemaker' who was gone back to America for the latter part of the year and is now back, honestly hadn't noticed Alexis' absence because of her own. Still the walking rumor mill brings a familiar and welcome buzz of gossip before him.

"Hey there, trouble," she calls out to him. You don't need eyes to know when Alexis comes. The way the crowd parts before his heavy footsteps is enough to identify the teen. "Wanna grab lunch together?"
Stahlritter 2018-08-28 10:20:42 96292
    Two things stop when Takara approaches Alexis so brazenly. One: Alexis' footsteps. Two: The whispers of gossip.

    And suddenly, all eyes are on Takara.

    Alexis, meanwhile tilts his head slightly downwards to look Takara ocer curiously, and after a moment of silence, his adult-like voice rumbles out, "Sure. Come on," before stepping over to her and offering a hand for leading her along by.

    Just like that, entirely different kind of rumors fill the school.
Takara Himura 2018-08-28 10:24:32 96293
Takara Himura misses the hand, and ends up taking Alexis' elbow, which is good enough to be led by. "So what happened?" she asks vaguely. Probably she means, what happened to bring you back to school. Or it could be somethign esle entirely.
Stahlritter 2018-08-28 10:27:49 96294
    Well that's not helping the rumors stay down. Nevermind that it could be construed as a guy just helping the blind girl move along.

    "Some trouble at home," is all he says to her question, while leading her down the hall. At least while others are there to hear. "It's getting better now though. Put some distance there."
Takara Himura 2018-08-28 10:37:53 96295
Takara Himura grumbles, "There's always trouble at home." With a sigh, she says, "At least it's calmed down enough that you can come back here and be the schools local delinquent."
Stahlritter 2018-08-28 10:40:42 96296
    "See I was *hoping* people had forgotten all about me in the time since," mutters Alexis, with a rather pointed look sent at one group that was deliberately eyeballing the two of them. The group promptly disperses right after.

    "I wasnt sure I could though. But it turns out my parents already made srrangements for seversl years' tuition so..."
Takara Himura 2018-08-28 10:47:46 96297
"Well, that's convenient," says the blind girl as Alexis leads her to an unoccupied table that is suddenly free of listening ears. "Now you just gotta manage to stay here." Takara chuckles as she sits down on the bench and pulls out not one, but two lunches, one of which she pushes towards her friend.
Stahlritter 2018-08-28 10:53:24 96298
    The fact that the table is suddenly empty is not lost on Alex, and he gives a sharp look to those who had just vacated it. Either eay. He sits himself down next to Tara rather than opposite to her since it is much less hassle than walking around the entirety of the table. And then, much brow rsising at the procurement of the TWO lunches. "...Do you always bring two bentous with you?"
Takara Himura 2018-08-28 10:57:23 96299
"Only when you have an idiot friend who doesn't know how to cook for himself." She nudges the box encouragingly. "C'mon. Eat up. My cooking isn't that bad. I've had to do it myself ever sice Dad left." She opens her own, and carefully lays out her own lunch, a variety of dishes all of which can be eaten with one's fingers if need be. "So tell me the details."
Stahlritter 2018-08-28 11:03:38 96300
    "I have no idea what you are talking about," rumbles Alexis, who at least does have the decency to takr the lunchbox for himself, idly picking through it. "I csnt say everything here obviously," he points out. "But youbremember whst I told you before? Back at Korma?"
Takara Himura 2018-08-28 11:08:55 96301
Takara Himura scowls. "It won't bite," she says when she hears him not eating her food. "But, yeah. I remember."
Stahlritter 2018-08-28 11:15:44 96302
"Well..." Alexis sweeps a look over their surroundings, as if though to make sure no one truly is listening, but even then he opts for vaguenews, hoping its enough for Takars to put two and two together. "It turned out my folks were still trying to... dictate my life. But none of thst would take, thanks to my friends... supporting my own decisions. So we had this really big fight and they ended up giving up on me. So now I am free to do whatever I choose for myself, without worrying about backlash from them."
Takara Himura 2018-08-28 11:24:36 96303
Takara Himura scowls, as she scarfs down her own lunch. "Are you sure? Your parents don't seem like they're the kind of people to.... you know.... just give up on their kid." Oh, the doublespeak is strong with this one.
Stahlritter 2018-08-28 11:35:09 96304
    "They have drawn all their attention away from me at least," Alexis continues in the same vein of doublespeak, frowning while he stabs chopsticks into the lunchbox. "I would be inclined to day they wouldnt but... I suppose they figured I am not worth their attention anymore if they cant get le to follow their wishes."
Takara Himura 2018-08-30 03:32:38 96562
Takara Himura finishes off her lunch, and wipes at her mouth with a napkin. "Still," she says. "I wouldn't let your guard down too much." She folds the napkin delicatley and sets it down. "You know... Its considered rude not to eat a girl's lunch she prepared for you."
Stahlritter 2018-08-30 03:38:40 96563
    "I come across to you as the kinda guy who lets his guard down much?" Alexis protests with a huff. The lunchbox is given a look then, and he purses his lips a little before he catches some of the food with his chopsticks. "...You didn't have to prepare lunch for me," he mutters, just before slipping some into his mouth. Omf.
Takara Himura 2018-08-30 03:41:53 96565
The food really isn't that bad. "No," Takara admits. "But that's what friends are for."
Stahlritter 2018-08-30 03:45:09 96566
    "...Yeah I guess so," Alexis murmurs quietly, with much less of a huff and pout this time around. He shovels some more of the food into his mouth, quiet for a moment-- and he turns some sharp looks to some students that are looking on from afar. "...If these people are still behaving at all like tehy used to," he mutters. "They're probably gonna be thinking we're dating for at least the next two weeks."
Takara Himura 2018-08-30 03:52:21 96567
Takara Himura slides up to Alexis, and slips her arm inside of his and rests her head on his shoulder. "Oh. I've got money on six months before the rumors die down," she says, obviously relishing the attention. She lower her voice. "Besides. One of the girls in class 5-B has a crush on you and if I'm not mistaken she's looking at us right... now..." Sure enough, if Alex were to look around, there's a mousy little girl a year younger who is blushing beet red and turning quickly away.
Stahlritter 2018-08-30 03:59:07 96570
    Alexis peeeeeers down at Takara when she leans into him like that-- momentarily stiffened up by having been caught off guard by that particular gesture. And yeah, there's some red gathering on his cheeks too. "...See when I made that estimation I wasn't really including this in the calculations," he murmurs quietly. When she points out the blushing girl, though, he does peek over, with his brows briefly raised in bemusement. "...How can you even *tell*?"
Takara Himura 2018-08-30 04:03:31 96571
Now that the entire lunch hall is buzzing with gossip, Takara leans back up. "A girl has to has her secrets," she says primly mysterious.
Stahlritter 2018-08-30 04:09:02 96573
    "...And you somehow probably just colored pretty much the entirety of the rest of my term here by snuggling up against me for ten seconds," mutters Alexis, still flushin faintly red for a few seconds after she's leaned away again. "I never could get read on you."
Takara Himura 2018-08-30 04:10:49 96574
"My first boyfriend was a literal monkey," Takara says, as if that explains everything. "I like mischief."
Stahlritter 2018-08-30 04:19:15 96576
    "Well alright then," Alex says with suddenly akward cough, rubbing at the side of his neck for a moment. "I'm surprised you aren't dating someone else already if that one's in the past."
Takara Himura 2018-08-30 04:24:55 96578
Takara Himura gives the boy a smirk. "Why, you interested?" Oh how she loves to tease. "Seriously though. I'm a weird blind foreigner. I don't act like your typical Japanese girl, even though I am half Japanese." She pauses, "And, to be honest, I don't want to pull some random boy into the weird life I lead."
Stahlritter 2018-08-30 04:30:07 96579
    Alexis is actually taken aback by the smirking, teasing words, and some of the flushing returns momentarily. And rather than actually coming up with a proper response, all that comes out is a helpless "Uh...."

    His lips purse again, though, in a bit of thought, over her following words. "... I haven't really thought about that much at all," he admits. "But I suspect that's the same reason I wouldn't want to date... a normal girl, I guess. I lead a very weird and dangerous life."
Takara Himura 2018-08-30 04:34:09 96580
"To say the least," Takara says. "That's why I dated Chandra for a while. I mean. He was in over his head and it wasn't real dating. It was just an excuse to go out and have fun together, without having to worry about whether or not he could take care of himself."
Stahlritter 2018-08-30 04:36:42 96581
    "And I mean, I dated a robot," Alex confesses with a quiet snort, peering off away from Takara briefly with that. "...For all of two hours. But still."
Takara Himura 2018-08-30 04:38:25 96583
Takara Himura's eyebrows shoot up into her hairline. "Wait what?" She nudges Alexis with an albow. "You can't leave me with just that. You have to tell me the details."
Stahlritter 2018-08-30 04:41:21 96584
    "Uuuuuuugh," Alex promptly groans out. "...Well okay. So there's this... artificial girl who was constructed somewhat similiarly to the devices me and Rashmi use. And I guess... we... got along well enough she figured we should date and I guess I wanted to go along with it too?" He huffs a bit. "ANd then my Device got jealous over me getting close to what he perceived to be *another Device*. And challenged her to Jankenpo over me."


    "You can probably guess who won."
Takara Himura 2018-08-30 04:43:55 96585
Takara Himura just bursts out laughing, which probably garners even more unwanted attention. If this keeps up they'll just have a ring of students around them, watching every move they make. "Oh. My. God. Where to begin?"
Stahlritter 2018-08-30 04:45:25 96586
    And of course Alexis turns *beet red* from embarrassment, what with her laughing so loudly over his story and all. He huffs and pointedly looks away from her with a pout. "...Last time I tell anyone about that, obviously."
Takara Himura 2018-08-30 04:49:22 96587
Takara Himura shakes her head, and whips out her phone. "No, no, no. I gotta tell somebody." She's still chuckling to herself. She, then starts to type furiously on the little slide out keyboard as the tinny voice of the phone repeats the letters back to her. 'h. e. y. space. r. a. s. h. m. i....."
Stahlritter 2018-08-30 04:59:30 96588
    "Nononononono!" Alexis blurts out, and snaps his hand over to try and catch the phone away from her. "Definitely not her! SHe'll never let me hear the end of it after I teased her about Kokoro earlier!"
Takara Himura 2018-08-30 05:11:49 96591
'a. l. e. x. space. d. a. t. e. d. space. a. space. r. q. s. p. g. f. c. sending." Tara is laughing wildly as she tries to get the rest of the message out before Alexis interferes. "She's sooooo gonna wonder what that was trying to say," she says, still laughing.
Stahlritter 2018-08-30 05:14:09 96592
    "You monster!!!" Alexis blurts out, pulling the phone away and trying to back it out of the texting program, only to find to his horror that the text got sent anyhow-- though at least the last word got all garbled up.

    That might actually make things worse though.

    "Who are you to talk though?!" He huffs out at her after. "You dated a monkey!"
Takara Himura 2018-08-30 05:16:54 96593
"For longer than two hours!" retorts Takara, still laughing as she finally gets her phone back. The damage is done and she puts her phone away. "You couldn't even do that!"
Stahlritter 2018-08-30 05:20:52 96595
    "Shut up! That was just one time!" Alex protests further with his thick arms crossing up together now, lip slightly jutting out in a pout. "It was a fluke! If I was to really properly date someone I'd do GREAT. I'd be the best boyfriend you could ask for! HMPH."

    He peers towards where she slipped the phone then. "...As a side note, you should definitely also tell Rashmi that she needs to take Kokoro out."
Takara Himura 2018-08-30 05:24:05 96597
Takara Himura nods, "Okay," and pulls out her cell phone. <New text! a. l. e. x. space. s. a. y. s. space....>
Stahlritter 2018-08-30 05:25:22 96598
    "What? Noooo no no!" Alex tries to correct her quickly, hand waving towards her. "Don't tell her *I* said that!"
Takara Himura 2018-08-30 05:31:28 96599
Takara Himura probably can tell that Alex is waving even though she can't see him. It doesn't stop her from cackling, as turns her back to Alex so he can't interfere this time and types. <t. a. k. e. space. k.o.k.o.r.o. space. o.u.t. sending>
Stahlritter 2018-08-30 05:33:12 96600
    "You evil woman!!!" Alex blurts out-- and almost instantly after Takara has sent the text, Alexis' phone buzzes out to signal a text message sent to HIM, and he brings it out to blink at it.
Takara Himura 2018-08-30 05:35:53 96601
"Let me guess," Takara says, turning back to Alex. "It's from Rashmi."
Stahlritter 2018-08-30 05:37:27 96602
    "Maybe," responds Alexi while he taps out a response to the text... only for another text to come back. Cue another reply. "What of it?"
Takara Himura 2018-08-30 05:38:52 96603
Takara Himura, at least, has the decency not to look smug. "Still. I'm not really dating material, as you can see."
Stahlritter 2018-08-30 05:40:37 96604
    "I genuinely have no idea what you are talking about," Alexis says bluntly to that, arching his brow towards Takara. "You're fun. Maybe some don't like the way you act but they're idiots anyway."
Takara Himura 2018-08-30 06:03:08 96605
"Allright," Takara says with a sly smile. "Put your money where you mouth is and actually take me out on a date. I dare you."
Stahlritter 2018-08-30 06:13:55 96606
    "...Bwuh?" Aaaaaand thus Alexis shuts down briefly. He's left to just stare back at Takara for a long moment, with eyes blinking slowly every few seconds. "...Are... you still talking to me?" Oh, good. His brain might have actually broken.
Takara Himura 2018-08-30 06:21:23 96608
Crap, thinks Tara. I think I just broke Alex-kun. She blushes and turns away. "No, nevermind. That was too forward even for me."
Stahlritter 2018-08-30 06:26:22 96609
    Well that definitely makes Alex all the more confused. Getting that kind of reaction out of her. He finds himself staring at her for an extended period, still, even once she's turned away.

    "...Do you..." He manages to mumble eventually, albeit hesitantly. "...Do you want that?"
Takara Himura 2018-08-30 06:31:43 96610
"I..." Tara pauses. Now she has to actually think instead of running her mouth off. And she actually blushes. "I wouldn't be opposed."
Stahlritter 2018-08-30 06:51:36 96611
    "That's an answer to the wrong question and you know it," points out Alexis, now blushing a bit on his own right too. "...Do *you* want it?"
Takara Himura 2018-08-30 07:01:45 96613
Takara Himura looks nervous at the prospect of doing any kind of real introspection. "I... well... I mean..." she blathers before slapping her face a couple of times to get a hold of herself. "Yes."
Stahlritter 2018-08-30 07:07:03 96614
    As much as Alexis might have been fishing for that response, he is still left blushing all the more brightly upon being told it. "W-.. well..." he mumbles, and looks to the left, the right, before looking at her again.

    "............. Wanna go eat something after school?"