Hoped Too Much!

Nanoha invites Fate to sit on the beach and talk. Fate moves in for a first kiss(!?) and gets dog-blocked by Alexis's corgi, Hope! They chat and also pet the dog. Fate will try again another time. When there is no dog.

Date: 2018-09-12
Pose Count: 19
Nanoha Takamachi 2018-09-12 05:06:26 97620
Nanoha Takamachi is in shorts and a white tank top. She's been running all night and finally took a break on the beach. She was training again, while running simulations in her head all day. She hugged her knees, before releasing them and then letting her back fall down to the sand and staring upwards into the sky.

The moon was just a tiny crescent in the sky. There was a few stars in the sky, but they we're close enough to downtown that many we're just drowned out, but she was mostly alone right now. Maybe save for the other late night people out on the beach. So all she could hear was some minor traffic and the waves lapping at the sand. She dug for her cellphone and held it up over her and began to type out a message to Fate.

<Nanoha> I'm at the beach, resting after night job. Near the pier entrance. Why don't you come join me? :3

It was a simple enough request, right? Right!
Fate T. Waldia 2018-09-12 05:42:30 97621
<Fate> I'll be right there.

Fate T. Waldia never really used emoticons. Probably because she always had problems with her emotions enough, that it was always hard to pin point her feelings. Because they seemed unnessacry.

<Fate> :)

Fate sent that as an afterthought. Because if she knew one thing, it was that she was happy Nanoha just texted her. She was not really doing anything important at the moment. She was settling into her new home. She was spending time with Runealy. She was spending time with the other Knights.

The adopted princess comes to a gentle fall from the sky in the dark, barrier jacket flashing off in favor of a light sundress, as she gave a small smile to Nanoha. "Nanoha." she says. "It was nice to get a call from you." she says as she moves to sit down next to her very best friend. Also it was nice is an understatement. She's estatic. She just isn't good at showing it.
Nanoha Takamachi 2018-09-12 06:03:31 97622
Nanoha Takamachi blushes at the emoticon, if only because it's the first time she's seen Fate actually /use/ one. This makes her sit up as she looks skyward. There's something like a yellow shooting star. That's Fate. She watches her touch down and sits next to her. She smiles wide. "Hi Fate!" she says. "...or should I call you your most beautiful highness?~" she asks ever so teasingly. Maybe to see how Fate will react to the teasing like that.

"I was just looking up at the sky. And thinking of you." she admits a little shyly.

"So are you settling in well? I know Arf is enjoying the place and has another furry friend there.

"So how's it feel being a princess anyways?~" she asks ever so softly as she moves to lean against Fate for a second.
Fate T. Waldia 2018-09-12 06:17:23 97623
Fate T. Waldia blushes just lighty at the teasing. She isn't put off by it. She needs to get used to things like this. It's new feelings. Things she needs to experience to find out if she likes them or not. She says. "You can just call me Fate... or Fate-chan. Or Feito.." she says with a little small smile. "No need for formalities for you, Nanoha." she says.

"I'm enjoying it a lot, yeah. It isn't lonley anymore. Usually someone is home. I can come and go as I please...." she trails off. "I speak to father through the portal when I'm able." she says. "He's very attentive.".

She looks back up to the sky. "The moon is hiding. I think it's shy to see...... this....."

Then, out of the blue, she moves to try to kiss Nanoha on the cheek!....Spontaneous!
Stahlritter 2018-09-12 06:28:56 97625
    Just then. Just then, a bark pierces through the air. A sharp, high-pitched and excited bark of a smaller dog. Across the beach, sand is sprayed along in a cloud of dust, behind the patter of tiny, fluffy feet.

    And then, just before Fate's lips reach Nanoha, a weight slams onto her lap and lower stomach. That of a fuzzy, brown-and-white furred corgi, with a puffy tail swishing back and forth rapidly and tongue hanging out in a huge, doofy doggy smile even while the sudden arrival of the tiny canine likely causes the girl to jostle over the sands.

Nanoha Takamachi 2018-09-12 06:31:43 97626
"....see what Fate...?" she turns to face Fate. In fact in such a manner that lips would had touched instead of lips to cheek! But instead there's a sudden bark. And a dog barrels into her. She didn't even see what Fate was trying to do so she's still confused!? Was.. was this supposed to happen!? DID FATE GAIN PRINCESS-LIKE CORGI SUMMONING POWERS!?

Nanoha is so confused suddenly "Ah!" she calls out. "Nonono, get offa Fate-chan dog!" the girl says frantically, though she isn't trying to do anything mean to the dog, just asking the dog to get off Fate, like this is going to work.

"Are you one of Arf's friends!?" she asks. Yeah that's what she suspects right now it seems! "Fate are you okay!?" she finally asks.
Fate T. Waldia 2018-09-12 06:38:26 97627
Thiiiis close to attempting to kiss Nanoha for the first time then something fuzzy and brown and white barrels into her and sends her oofing down into the sand of the beach. Ah!? The blonde twintail flails a moment. "A..ah get off! Do you smell Arf on me!?" she asks as she grips the Corgi's sides and sits back up, at the very least, pushing the corgi into her lap. "I dunno this dog." she says. "Are you lost?" she asks to Hope.

"....ah. Arf isn't here. I'd have her translate maybe then." she says. The dog is small and adorable.

She only looks a little dissapointed at her failed kiss. "Well I was trying to kiss you but then a dog leapt at me." she says with high blush to her cheeks. Fate, always being earnest and direct whenever possible.

"Is your owner nearby?" she asks the dog. She is used to speaking at animals at length. She doesn't find this an odd behavior.
Stahlritter 2018-09-12 06:44:18 97628
    Despite the protests, the corgi still takes the opportunity, when able, to affectionally lavish Fate's face in doggy kisses with that wide tongue, slurping up a storm before the fuzzy creature is pushed down. And even then, she just looks up at the two girls with a wide, mouth-hanging-open puppy smile like nothing at all is wrong.


    The yell of a very distinctly masculine, rumbling voice follows shortly after, heralding the jogging approach of one (1) Alexis-- the foreign, young man in cargo pants and a black tank top, who happens to be *much* bigger than either of the two girls. And might look vaguely familiar.

    The german slows down to just a walk when he sees that the dog he's been chasing after has situated herself on Fate's lap (and is clearly not in a hurry to leave it either), giving a heavy sigh. "You can't just go off and bother every person you see!"

    Hope, naturally gives her human an entirely confused look. THe kind that seems to say "BUt you don't understand. I just met them and I love them!"
Nanoha Takamachi 2018-09-12 06:57:28 97629
"K..kiss me!?" Nanoha says with a blush. "A..ah!" she says, biting her lip. Part of her wished that had happened. But if Fate wanted to do it once. She'll try again later she's sure. The girl manages to control her fluster though as she watches Hope go to town with the dog kisses. She may be only kind of a little jealous. But not much.

She reaches over to give the dog a scritch and then there's a German boy coming over and she looks up. "Oh! There's the owner I think. Or caretaker at least, hello! Is this your dog? She's cute. Is Hope her name? That's a pretty name..." she says quietly.

"We we're just sitting on the beach, after I was out running." and training in a sim in her head.

"My name is Nanoha Takamachi and this is Fate Testarossa Waldia." she says, proudly exclaiming Fate's full name.
Fate T. Waldia 2018-09-12 07:06:39 97630
Fate T. Waldia is dealing with dog kisses. "Ah, you're an affectionate one. You kiss more than Arf does." she says as she gently slides Hope a carefully away to get away from the dog kisses at least on her face as she makes sure her long twintails are behind her and not stuck in dog legs and paws.

"Hello." she says as she looks up to Alexis. "This is your dog? You should probably get a leash for her if she's going to run off so often." she says softly. The tone is more explanatory than accusatory.

"She might smell Arf on me." she says.

"Or she's just affectionate as I said before." she offers.

"Yes, hello, I am Fate T. Waldia." she says. Giving the shorter version of her name.
Stahlritter 2018-09-12 07:18:02 97631
    "Eh, Hope is a good girl," Alexis says, both as a response to Nanoha's question and a comment to the suggestion of a leash, as he approaches, and reaches his hand down to ruffle his hand over the doggy's ears. "She just likes... well. People."

    Hope immediately lets out a little, cute "ruff!" as if though to express agreement. Tail flicking against Fate's leg.

    Alex gives a look to Nanoha and Fate both when they introduce themselves, with one dark brow arching upwards ever so slightly. Funny. He could swear he's heard those names somewhere before...? Maybe? Or maybe he is just imagining things.

    "I am Alexis," he offers to them after a moment, as he straightens up from the brief providement of attention to Hope, before the small, stumpy-legged pupper goes crawling off of Fate's lap in order to go say hi to Nanoha too. "...Just 'Alex' is fine too."
Nanoha Takamachi 2018-09-12 07:30:30 97632
Nanoha Takamachi has to squint. "OH! Fate! It's Alex Just Alex!" she says with wide eyes. "Remember? The one that wanted the Peanut Butter Milkshake." she says. She looks back up. "Wait, Alexis. Okay. Or Alex, actually, okay!" Nanoha says with wide eyes as she smiles at pets Hope, making sure to scratch behind those ears.

"I think Kokoro-chan came by saying that she could do the milkshake too, but faster." she says. "I think she did manage it a little faster." she says as she beams.

"It's a nice night out, isn't it?" she asks.
Fate T. Waldia 2018-09-12 07:40:32 97633
Fate T. Waldia thinks about this. "Oh, you're right. The one who... drank the milkshake really fast." she says softly as she pats pats Hope as she goes to bother Nanoha. She looks back to Alexis. "I know , but sometimes a dog may need a leash." she says softly. "Even if they like people." she looks down then back up.

"You can just get a really long leash though." she offers. "Yes it's a nice warm night." she says softly.

"I'm not at the Midori-ya anymore as often, so I apologize, I won't be able to make you a milkshake like I did before if you visit there." she says. "I was adopted recently. So I live in a new home." she says with a series of gentle matter of fact nods.
Stahlritter 2018-09-12 08:01:01 97634
    Hope closes her eyes while still letting her tongue hang out from her open mouth while Nanoha makes with the earscritches. Awwww yiiissss scritchies.

    When the recognition hits in to the two of them, Alex... looks a bit confused, still. He might not remember the occasion as well as the two of them do, but he does end up letting out an 'ah' at the mention of Kokoro. "You know Kokoro, huh? Well, okay then..."

    Why does he feel like there's something else he should be noticing about the two of them? Eh, it's probably nothing.

    "I'll probably look into that," Alex allows finally at the suggestion of a really long leash, eyeing over Hope-- and evidently deciding she can have a little more attention from the girls. "I haven't been to Midori-ya in a while to be fair. Last time was just because it was there after I got done with f-..."

    Beat. He realizes suddenly he shouldn't maybe mention fighting Yakuza.

    "...fffffworking out. Yeah..."
Nanoha Takamachi 2018-09-21 01:12:56 98071
Nanoha Takamachi is having fun petting the corgi, yup, lots of pets to the happy pup. She smiles a lot, as she looks up. "Uh huh." she says. "We know Kokoro-chan!" she says. "She was there to help Fate when...." a pause. "It isn't really important. All you need to know is that Kokoro-chan was there when Fate needed her to be." she smiles.

She smiles. "You should stop by again." she says. "We're always open!" she says. "And you can bring Hope-chan along too." she says as she gives the pup more scratches to the ears, scratch scratch scratch. "I have a ferret." she says softly. "I'd be fun to see how her and Yuuno would get along. Probably a lil harder than Arf-chan..." because Arf is also a talking dog in the magical sense!
Fate T. Waldia 2018-09-21 01:29:38 98073
Fate T. Waldia nods a little. "Kokoro-chan is a good friend, yes." she says as she gently looks between Alexis and Nanoha. She blushes just a little. "Your dog sort of... ruined a moment. Which is why I'm suggesting the leash." she says softly. She's not as upset as she sounds about it. Fate has more important things to be upset about here and there than something she'll most certainly get to try again at.

"If you come by when I'm at Midori-ya I can bring Ard-chan and she can meet Hope-chan." Fate says. She has no idea if Alexis knows about magic so doesn't mention the talking aspect of Arf.

"Arf could use some more friends that are her spec--- um. More friends." she says correcting herself.
Stahlritter 2018-09-21 01:49:38 98076
    There's some playful wriggles on the part of Hope against Nanoha's petting. The pup is happy and playful, yes she is.

    Nanoha and Fate both get thoughftul looks when they explain their connection to Kokoro. His brow arches upwards, slowly, and a low "Hmmmmm" rumbles through his throat.

    "She fought for you, didn't she?" He asks eventually, with his head tilted over slightly towards one side in an almost canine-like gesture of curiousity. "THat's the sort of thing she does. That's the sort of thing a lot of us do."

    A slightly more bemused look follows back at Nanoha. "...You have a ferret? Hope is pretty small and friendly, at least, so I don't think she would start anything with him at least."
Nanoha Takamachi 2018-09-21 02:13:51 98078
Nanoha Takamachi says. "Something... like that." she says softly. She looks to Fate and stands up. "Come on Fate, we outta get home before it gets too late. Can I walk you home?" she asks with a biiiiig smile at Fate, as she gives Hope one last pet. "See you later, Hope-chan!" she says softly.
Fate T. Waldia 2018-09-21 02:15:58 98079
Fate T. Waldia nods. "Yes. Something like that." she says more stoically. "Right I should get home before Runealy starts to worry about where I've been. I don't think she worries too much about that but I don't wanna find out in the first place" she says with a nod.

She leans down and gives Hope a last pet. "I'm sure we'll meet again if you know Kokoro-chan." she says, as she begins to walk off with Nanoha-chan!