Sister meets Sister

Sakura introduces Haruna and Akari, best big sisters! Also, find out Taka is okay! Ish.

Date: 2018-09-26
Pose Count: 19
Sakura Kinomoto 2018-09-27 00:00:06 98290
Sakura Kinomoto was running around, giving food, drinks, all of that. Running around in her cute little maid outfit. However, finally, once the lunch rush was over... She....

Sat at the counter and sighed, relaxing and drinking her lemon icy drink. Just a short break. She earned it! she always run around!

She'd been working hard every since she caught all the cards, now that all her drama was done and now that there would NEVER ever be any more drama about the cards. Ever. They were hers, and all of the trouble was done.

So, she'd invited her other big sister, via text, to come by! She hadn't told gull-sempai. Only... that someone 'special' was coming by.
Rosalie Janus 2018-09-27 00:13:59 98291
Akari texts back an acknowledgement, and wanders in not long after. She's wearing a loosefitting and stretchy-looking rose red dress, looking bright and cheerful in a way that she simply never does when she's in her "Nightbell" form. She looks around, spots Sakura, and walks over. "Hi, Sakura-chan!" she says cheerfully as she walks in. "What's this all about?"

And then she leans in close, and there's a little bit of relief in her features. "Glad you're doing well, by the way," she murmurs. "I was so relieved when I heard that you won."
Haruna Kurosawa 2018-09-27 00:28:11 98292
SUDDENLY, a blonde girl with long hair and wearing an apron and a nametag that says 'Haruna Kurosawa' and 'Owner' underneath pops up from behind the counter Sakura was sitting at and she's dusting her hands off because the case had to be cleaned out after lunch and new pastries had to be put up.

There's also a bored looking Corvus in his white haired human form looking bored as hell in a similar seafoam green colored apron because once the lunch rush is over, there's nothing to do.

(He may be playing Hatoful Boyfriend on a phone. Because of course he is.).

The first thing Haruna says is: "Of course lil sis won! There was never any doubt." she huffs. It's true, Haruna never ever had a doubt that Sakura would win. She doesn't go into details, because she still doesn't know this other person yet-- so for all she knows, she could be meaning a cheerleading competition.

"The jerk she was facing was a jerk anyways. They had it comin." she says as she beams.
Sakura Kinomoto 2018-09-27 00:42:24 98293
Sakura Kinomoto giggled and nodded. "Yes, I did win. But..." she then gave a sigh. "I don't think... That Takashi-kun is really that bad. I mean, sure he's rude. And mean. and a bit of a butt sometimes. But he did save me before when he didn't have to. And ummm... I don't think Mirror-chan hated him so he has to have some good sides, too! I just think he's too scared to show them because people won't think he's tough, then. And right! Haruna-onee-chan, meet Akari-onee-chan! My other new big sister!" she said happily, motioning between the two of them.
Rosalie Janus 2018-09-27 00:51:24 98294
Akari thinks fast, but ... Sakura beats her to the punch and basically spills whatever level of beans there was. "... Yeah, I was talking about Riventon-san," she says evenly. Absolutely no comment on his level of jerkitude, though! (... Even if the fact that 'Akari' would logically think of him as a jerk is weighing heavily in her mind ...)

Then she blinks at the introduction. "Oh, huh!" She smiles at Haruna. "Well, then!" She hesitates. "Does ... that make us sisters on some level? Or ..." She shakes her head and laughs. "Yeah, I'm not entirely sure how this whole thing works, she sort of pounced on me with it. Not that I mind, of course."
Haruna Kurosawa 2018-09-27 01:14:11 98295
Haruna ohhs! ohhhs! and raises a finger. "Me and my sister, Aki-chan, have been considering this a lot actually! Like. Theoretical? Anyways." she says. "Because like Hannah-chan is also one of her big sisters Aki-chan is my sister which kinda makes her another sister? Anyways it all got so confusing so I just settled on 'psuedo-sisters' because we're not really sure how it works, but that's like haaaaalf the fun of having family by choice- it doesn't have to make sense to anyone but you!~" she says to Akari.

She looks down to Sakura and frowns. "Whether that's right or wrong it doesn't give anyone an excuse to go around punching and hitting people and stealing things from then." she says with a sigh. She looks to Akari.

"What do you want? It's on the house~ At least this time." she winks.
Sakura Kinomoto 2018-09-27 01:22:33 98296
Sakura Kinomoto nodded. "And since you don't have sisters normally... Well... You need to have SOME sisters. Otherwise you have none. Or worse! You have someone like Touya. Ughhh," she made a 'blech' face.

She nodded and sighed. "Yeah. It's really sad. He could be so much nicer, I think. But... Well... At least now he hopefully won't make everyone so mad." She then paused and... "And apparently he was descended from Clow Reed! I'd love to ask him some things about it later." OH MY GOSH! That explained so much!
Rosalie Janus 2018-09-27 01:28:29 98297
Akari nods and smiles. "Okay, got it!" she says. "And yeah, all I know is that ... Sakura-imouto-chan pounced on me when I told her I don't have a real family of my own, and now ..." She reaches over and ruffles Sakura's hair. "... by default, she's one of the most important people to me in the world."

She actually catches herself nodding along as Haruna talks about what a jerk Riventon is; she grimaces and shakes her head. "Well, uh ..." She shrugs, and grins. "I dunno, Sakura, what should I have? I don't know what's the best thing to have for a first visit!"

Akari has no comment on Riventon's future good-or-jerk-ness prospects. 'Nightbell' might have some choice words, but either way she's kind of reluctant to tell Sakura to her face that she's naive. ... although even as she has that thought, it once again doesn't seem entirely right in her mind ...
Haruna Kurosawa 2018-09-27 01:36:48 98298
Haruna smiles weakly. "I have family. They're just bigoted jerks. Except for Aki-chan." she says sharply. "I much prefer Aki-chan and Sakura-chan~" she sings a little. "and my fiance, Hannah-chan~" she says. "Though Hannah got my parents to try to mend fences with me we haven't told them about the engagement for a reason. Hannah's family are really nice though. Accept me and her and stuff." she grins.

She raises a finger and goes to the frozen drink machine and comes back with a frozen hot chocolate, covered in magic shell fudge and with whipped cream on the top and a big thick straw. "We call this the Frozen Chocolate Volcano! Because it's frozen Hot Chocolate? It's a summer version of the winter time 'Chocolate Volcano'" she insists.

"If you don't like it, I can try something a lil fruity also..." she grabs a piece of wax paper and plops an apple turnover down on a paper plate. "Here. We're famous for these~" she says.
Sakura Kinomoto 2018-09-27 01:43:41 98299
Sakura Kinomoto nodded. "Because everyone needs family," she said with a smile, moving to sit back down. "It's really ,really good. You'll like it! And...." she paused for a moment, then nodded. "I do hope he'll be okay, though. He's probably super lonely after losing the cards. And Yui hit him really, really-- OH! Haruna-sempai! It turns out that Yukito is one of my guardians! he's called Yui and he's the guardian of the moon and he'll be keeping me safe along with Kero-chan now. It's sooooo cool. He's like a romantic knight..." she said with a sigh of lovelornness.... Her cheeks burning red and cupping them. "I am so happy Yukito-sempai is back.... He's over almost every day now.... Touya-kun is hanging out with him all the time...." Oh, NOW it's touya-kun.
Rosalie Janus 2018-09-27 01:54:27 98300
Akari frowns at Haruna's description of her biological family. "Oh, wow, I'm sorry to hear that!" she says. She shakes her head. "... I have enough trouble imagining having a whole family, let alone having a bad one!" She smiles. "Well ... I'm glad you have Hannah-san, then, even if I don't know ho she is, and that Aki-san is a good one!"

She brightens as Haruna brings out the Frozen Chocolate Volcano. "... Oh my word!" she says. "That ... that sounds ..." She takes a sip through the straw, and her eyes go wide. "Mmmm!" Her infiltration-mode has to struggle to stop her from exclaiming out loud in Belkan. "Wow, this is great!"

She pauses as Sakura talks a bit more about Riventon. "... He'll be all right, he has other Eclipse people looking out for him," she says, as neutrally as she can, and without going into further details. Of course, as mixed as she is with her infiltration mode right now, she sort of misses the fact that adopting a neutral tone might be revealing in its own way. Though she does perk back up a bit when Sakura describes the current state of affairs with Yui/Yukito. "Oh, well that certainly sounds like good news!" she says, smiling over at her.
Haruna Kurosawa 2018-09-27 02:12:38 98301
"Hanging out with him all the time, huh?" she asks in an odd tone of voice. She smirks and looks towards Akari a little. "Glad you like it! We do a lot of coffee and frozen coffee, but it's important to also have no coffee things." she says with a wide smile. She purses her lips. She leans in and starts talking.

"Hannah Sharpe, is my fiance. She's an American! Did you know that Kentucky isn't actually ruled by a despot Colonel named Sanders!?" she says with wide eyes. "Anyways, I work for her company, too- aswell as this one- Witchhunter Professional Services. WPS!" she says.

"....She's been behaving since I had to effectively um. Wish her a new linker core." she says. "I'm just glad this year's Birthday didn't also include a mind controlling sword, a witch energy and overpushed corrupted linker core or a bank robbery gone wrong." she insists as she leans back forward again.

A pause. "....Ah." she says at Akari. "Yeah he has his retinue of employees and weird copy girls? I dunno if the copy girls are actually intelligent or not thou." she says.
Sakura Kinomoto 2018-09-27 02:26:35 98302
Sakura Kinomoto nodded. "Well, I'm happy he's okay now. I am still really annoyed that Yui-kun did that! You can't just hit people, even if they were being bullies!" she said adamantly. "Besides, I've got all the cards now, so... It's all okay. Mostly... I do.... worry a little bit. About it, though. I didn't realize there was a card inside him and I... We both lost them and... I mean... it didn't hurt me, but it looked like it hurt him. A lot..." she mumbled.

She giggled. "And Hannah-sempai is amazing! So coooool and awesome and tough!" And then urked. Witch. Why witches? "C-can... I ummm.... It's getting late, I should get ready to go home... right?"
Haruna Kurosawa 2018-09-27 02:34:39 98303
Lunch time just ended. It isn't getting that late. Regardless, Haruna is probably aware of what she just said. "It's almost the end of your shift anyways. Mine and Corvus's too and I need to do grocery shopping." she says. "Maybe Akari-chan here can walk you home?" she asks.

Because yes, she realized what she said. She sighs a bit. "Oh.. oh right. That's Corvus. He's my friend. He's also a seagull that was a silver raven that was a shadowy dark energy raven before!" she says.

Corvus waves absent mindedly. He's ALMOST landed the last bird in Hatoful Boyfriend. ALMOST. Reel 'em in. He probably didn't even really hear what was going on over here.
Rosalie Janus 2018-09-27 02:36:47 98304
Akari doesn't respond to the 'hanging out' comment. But when Haruna identifies who she works for and who her fiance is, Akari seems to change slightly in her attitude. "Oh, yeah, I've heard of WPS," she says. She looks around, then ... seemingly with great difficulty, she leans in close to Haruna. "My 'other name' is Nightbell, by the way," she says, just loud enough that Sakura and Haruna can hear. She fishes her Rubindorn-pendant out of her dress for a moment so that Haruna can see the shape, then quickly tucks it back in. "Just letting you know since you're a 'pseudo-sister'." She shrugs. "And Riventon-sama has been cooling it with the copies lately." ... -sama? Well, that speaks volumes.

She blinks, and puts a comforting hand on Sakura's shoulder. "Hey, hey," she says. "I can keep you safe, all right?" She pauses. "... Just ... don't jump in front of things and we'll be fine."

She nods to the comment about Corvus. "... well. I'm a magical AI hologram thingy who's just under forty percent dark energy myself, so ..." She shrugs. "He's in good company."

... Not that anyone's ever scanned her dark energy levels in this form.
Sakura Kinomoto 2018-09-27 02:43:27 98306
Sakura Kinomoto shook her head. "No, you two have fun. I'll be fine, really! I mean, there aren't any more cards, so there's literally nothing I need to worry about any more. And hey, jumping in front of danger is a time honored magical girl tradition. It would be a mark against all the training everyone has helped me with if I DIDN'T jump in front of attacks. Don't worry, I'm fine.... usually. Well, I mean.... Except that time with Hannah-sempai, but that's only once. Huh. Maybe sometimes I should be more careful...."

She then ran to the back office to get changed, soon coming back in her roller blades and sighing. "It's so nice to be able to relax and be a normal girl again for a change. No more cards to worry about. They're so well behaved now!"
Haruna Kurosawa 2018-09-27 02:49:07 98307
Haruna Kurosawa smiles a little lopsided. "Knock on wood, lilsis~" she says. She leans in towards Akari as she whispers and she frowns a little, as she nods a little. "Corvus isn't like that anymore. It's a long dumb story and Sakura could probably tell you." she nods. "-and thanks for telling me that. I work with Hannah but I don't work for Eclipse. So ten to one we'll be in a fight eventually." she says sheepishly. "And I'm a Pretty Cure... Cure Gull!" she says. "-and some of my more powerful attacks kind of hurt dark energy a LOT and I like I wouldn't wanna do that to you if I could help it so thanks." she smiles.

She pauses. "Wait! Ack! S--sorry a moment Akari." she says as she grabs a bag and tries to chase after Sakura. "Sakuuuuuura- you forgot the leftovers I can't sell from Lunch~" she says. "Take em home with you~" she sings out. Ah the time honored tradition of sending the employees home with the unsellable items!
Rosalie Janus 2018-09-27 02:52:16 98308
Akari nods to Haruna. "Yeah, probably," she says in response to the comment about fighting each other. And there's something distinctly ... uncertain about it as she says it. "But ... yeah. Thank you."

She frowns as Sakura starts to hurry out. "Sakura-chan!" she says, and heads over to whisper in her ear. "Watch out. Someone in UMBRA was making noises about trying to steal the cards from you. So ... be careful, all right?"
Sakura Kinomoto 2018-09-27 02:56:26 98309
Sakura Kinomoto took them happily, nodding... "Cure gull, the BEST cure of all!" she said with a giggle, before taking the treats and thanking her. She did pause, however, at that.

She then sighed. And grinned up at Akari. "Don't worry. I'll be careful and I won't hurt them or anything, or get hurt. Okay? I promise!" Then she took off, skating home.

Umbra.... Why?