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Date: 2018-10-08
Pose Count: 24
Nakusu Miki 2018-10-08 22:31:37 98763
Nakusu Miki finally got to the Korma Chamelon. She looks around a bit in wonder, wow. This looks all rustic and athmospheric! She takes a deep breath. She's smelling things she's never actually had before. Lamb? She's never had lamb! At least, not in this life. She may not remember if Sabra did.

She doesn't quite remember finer details like that. She walks to the main counter. "Um.... Excuse me." she asks politely. "Is a 'Rashmi Terios' here? She has a book that she found that belongs to me." she says. "And I'm here to pick it up!"
Rashmi Terios 2018-10-08 22:36:50 98764
The server chuckles, and points to a booth near the back, bearing a small fortress of books, tea, and steaming, multicolored wrap-sandwiches that defy easy description. Currently thumbing through a textbook, occasionally pausing to scratch out notes, is a bespectacled, dark-skinned redhead.

"Rashmi-chan~!" The server calls, causing the girl's head to perk up. "Someone's looking for you!"

"Thank you, Ibutsuki-san~!" the redhead chirps, gesturing Nakusu toward the table. "Hi! It's good to meet you, would you like some tea? A samosa? I can ask for more if you're vegetarian."
Miho Kagami 2018-10-08 22:44:28 98765
"This is about the St. George book, unless I'm behind on things," says Miho in her usual somewhat scratchy and fairly androgynous voice, coming up behind Nakusu. She'd dropped by for a quick snack when she saw Nakusu coming in right ahead of her; she seems to have a bit of an extra spring in her step today. "Rashmi-chan, this is Nakusu Miki. Miki-san, Rashmi Terios." She glances at Nakusu, then says to Rashmi in a slightly lower voice, "She's the reincarnation of Lamya-san's princess."
Jiaying Maki 2018-10-08 22:52:17 98766
Jiaying Maki has never visited this place. She's heard about it enough, but she's never been here. There's supposed to be a spicy food challenge right? Opening the door and stepping inside, there's a pair of familiar faces. And a pause. A hand raises up, she smiles and says, "Hi there." once she's gotten close enough for at least Miho to hear. "Have you heard anything from the magic eating jerk from the other side lately?" She pauses, "You haven't tried to get back over there right?" She pauses. Looks around and quiets up quickly.

"Erh, later. Right." She smoothes her clothes out, steps back and stands up straight proud of her disguise today!
Nakusu Miki 2018-10-08 23:03:28 98767
Nakusu Miki looks over to where Rashmi is sat. She 'ohs!' and looks back and bows. "Thank you!" she says quickly before she begins a small scamper towards Fort Booksworth and begins to storm the walls. This mainly mean she sits down in the spot across from Rashmi in the booth.

She instead jumps a little when Miho comes up behind her but then settles a moment with a deep and cleansing breath. She's a little weary about that at the moment because of Saint George. "Ah--ha Miho-san." she says. She looks between Miho and Rashmi a little bit with a short blushing frown. "I.. uh.. I.. I don't... need people to announce me, Miho-san." she says softly with a soft swallow. "I like to introduce myself.. I um, That's... not... a princess... thing, mmmmhf." she says softly as she sits down finally.

She looks between Jiaying and Miho and ponders what they're talking about. Other side? Like. Of a door. Which door? She's looking around now before she looks back to Rashmi. "Right. Book. I'm here for my book!" she says with a warm smile. "Everything smells so great here! But I've never had Indian food. I don't even know what those are!" she says with a bit of worry to her voice.

"Um. How far did any of you peek at my book?" she does ask this a little more meek than the bright tone she's been generally keeping.
Rashmi Terios 2018-10-08 23:12:12 98769
"Oh, Miki-san!" Rashmi says, brightening considerably... then falling silent as more immediate matters are handled. When the girl sits down, she smiles cheerfully, hauling a stack of history books off the table to be deposited next to her, allowing room for the plate of samosas to be slid across the table. "Hi Miho-chan, hi there!" She chirps to the other two girls, then goes back into Cuisine Explainer Mode.

"They're kind of like curry bread, except they're not fried. It's meat, vegetables and rice, wrapped up in thin bread stuff. Don't worry about things being too spicy, by the way... Mami and Papi does make anything super hot unless you ask for it, and if you hate your own guts you can do the Curry Challenge... But I like to taste flavors in my food, y'know?"

When Nakusu asks about the book, Rashmi flushes a bit. "I... well... I looked through it when Hinote-san first gave it to me, but... that was before we really knew you knew you. We were both kinda worried... But not so much anymore. Anyway, I've been holding on to it, here." And just like that, Rashmi digs into the bookbag at her side, tugging out and passing over the book in question; a well-thumbed book about St. George and the Dragon.
Miho Kagami 2018-10-08 23:15:23 98770
Miho pauses, and shakes her head at Jiaying. "No and no," she says. "There's been plenty of noise from ... Have I told you about Noroiko? I've honestly forgotten who knows about her at this point. Uh, she's this evil-jerk shadow-fox inside my Curse."

She blinks, genuinely taken aback. "Oh! Uh. Sorry, Miki-san," she says, in the tone of someone who is used to putting her foot in her mouth. ... Not that she can remember the last time she did so before this. She sort of goes silent as Rashmi and Nakusu talk, though she does lean in curiously for a second to peer at the book as Rashmi hands it over.
Jiaying Maki 2018-10-08 23:25:58 98772
Jiaying Maki shakes her head and says, "You haven't told me about her? Him? Japanese names are weird." She crosses her arms and considers. Then gestures to the booth and asks, "Mind if I join?" Actually avoiding the impulsive desire to just sit down. "Uh, shadow fox? That's not a thing. I think. You know I'm dark grey normally right?" She frowns and mutters, "Was. Stupid spider."

She hesitates, then leans over to the side and waves to Nakusu, "Hi again. How was breakfast the other day?" She never did get to ask Then she pauses and looks to Rashmi, pauses. Pauses. Points a finger and whispers, "She knows?"
Nakusu Miki 2018-10-08 23:35:22 98774
Nakusu Miki takes the book back and stares longingly at it's cover for a moment before she shakes herself out of it and looks back up to Rashmi, and to the plate of food as she reaches over for one of those Samoas and trying it softly. Testing it. "Oh, this isn't spicy at all? Like-- I mean you always see in anime how they eat it and then the face turns red and fire and stuff." she says bashfully with a nervous giggle. "Ah--ha. Anyways. Yes. I am the reincarnation of Lamya's 'Princess' as it we're." she says gently. "-as you plainly saw when Saint George tried to 'save me from you all'." she says with a dry serious tone of almost British wit levels to it.

She looks to Miho. "It's... it's fine. Just. I'll explain later." she says. "I don't remember everything yet. But I remember more now that I got the name." she says. "I didn't know the princesses' name. Neither did Lamya-chan. George remembered thou." she says.

She opens up the book. Lots and LOTS of writing in the margins. "I guess I was more afraid of someone thinking I had problems." she says. "Acting like I was remembering stuff from a story." she says as she closes the book. "I can actually answer some of my questions though! I should do that when I get home. Different pen color." she nods a little.

"Shadow... fox?" she asks overheating the other two as she looks to Rashmi like she might know.
Rashmi Terios 2018-10-08 23:40:53 98775
"I know," Rashmi chuckles in answer to Jiaying's not-at-all-subtle question. When Nakusu starts talking, Rashmi nods slowly. "I mean, I totally get that... And the first thing we thought--Hinote-san and I--was that if you weren't sure, we probably shouldn't force it, y'know? So if we found you anywhere near trouble, just to make sure you're safe, until you asked questions." Her smile gets a little crooked. "...Obviously George has.... kind of a way of ruining plans, but it seems to have worked out for the best as far as I can tell, for now."

Then Miho starts talking about her Curse, and Nakusu seems confused, Rashmi simply shakes her head. "Miho-chan's magic is... problematic for her. She's carrying a curse that's alive I guess? And powers to counteract it." This, one can surmise, is the short-short-short form of what she can say about the subject.
Miho Kagami 2018-10-08 23:54:01 98776
Miho chuckles, and ... comes out of her shell again. (The battles she's faced haven't gotten rid of her social anxiety, just her ability to be intimidated by meeting someone new.) "Okay," she says. "And, um, spiciness ... basically depends on the food," she says. "Rashmi-chan's family ... this place is great about getting stuff that's 'flavor' instead of just 'spice'. I like all the contrasts they can put together, too!"

She nods to Jiaying and Rashmi. "This is Jiaying Maki, by the way, she's a fox-yaoguai. ... Uh, sorry, what was the Chinese word for 'fox' again?"

She shrugs. "Anyway, yeah. I told Miki-san about my Curse and Blessing. And the curse sort of flares up whenever things get emotionally too hot to handle. Which ... was a lot more often when I first got to Tokyo, but the lows have also been lower lately." She says this completely matter-of-factly. "The ... 'new thing', as of a couple months ago ..." She decides to leave the Sailor Earth business out of it. "... is that there's this fox who popped out of my shadow but couldn't do anything on her own, and she threatened me, and ever since then, whenever the curse flares up, she's been sort of ... really unsubtly telling me to try to use the power of the Curse." Her tone of voice suggests that actually doing so is not on the table, nor has she even seriously considered the possibility.
Jiaying Maki 2018-10-09 00:01:27 98778
Jiaying Maki looks to Rashmi, trying to place why she seems familiar. Fingers drumming on the tabletop. Drumdrumdrum. She lets her focus spplit as she looks to Nakusu instead. She gestures with her thumb, "Has he tried anythign again lately? Norie's asked me not to stick a ghost to him. Or I'll get yelled at for trying to do so. Either way." She shakes her head and scowls, "Realistically I keep missing out on it. Maybe I could ask Guan Yu for some hints on fighting some other old stuffy legend. I'd have to bribe a lot of people a lot of hell money to be fair..." She stops, realizing she's rambling and sighs.

"I can help too, or try at least. I don't remember if I offered help at breakfast."
r To Miho, she says, "Huli jing. Kitsune are offshoots of our stuff! It's not fair they're better known." There's a huff and a murmured, "Helps they weren't usually portrayed as sadistic monsters, buuut.."

Glancing back over at the mention of the curse, she frowns. "I don't want you going to the night harbor if you've got a cursed ghost riding along I'll ask around some... some exorcists." She pauses, "If you can get there on your own. Don't use my notebook either."
Nakusu Miki 2018-10-09 00:07:18 98779
Nakusu Miki blinks. "I know who she is! She told me about her haunted bunny vampire doll." she says. "I met her the other morning after I woke up from the George encounter. Lacrima-chan made everyone breakfast and me and Lamya shared a donut and I met one of Lacrima's friends, Kukai-san!" she says with a smile.

She looks to Jiaying. "But hello again!" she says... again! "I learned the word for that, that morning too but I um. Forgot. I'm sorry." she says.

She shakes her head. "I've been lucky not to run into him again." she says. She looks to Rashmi and nods a bit. "You said the one that found the book was named Hinote-san? Do you know how I might find them to thank them for picking it up?" she asks.

"I have a lot of copies of this specific story but this one means the most to me." she says gently. "I have a LOT of fairy tale storybooks. But this one has... well. Was. My favorite." she says.
Rashmi Terios 2018-10-09 00:15:30 98781
"Oh!" Rashmi says, as Jiaying's name is finally spoken. "Okay you're Lacchan's friend, she's talked about you! Okay then." Chuckling, she nods along with Nakusu's half-breathless retelling. "Souma-kun's a really good guy, yeah. And Hinote-san..." She trails off, chewing on her lower lip. "I don't know them all super well, more like friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend, but I'm pretty sure I can get the word along that you want to thank him. It shouldn't be a problem."

As Nakusu confesses her love for fairy tales, Rashmi grins. "I really get that, yeah. Apparently Hinote-san's the same, and... well, for me it's high fantasy. I don't have a lot of fairy tale books, but I could quote from just about every big classic series that ever came out of the UK."
Miho Kagami 2018-10-09 00:26:37 98783
Miho nods. "Oh, yeah, huli jing, right!" she says. ... and she says it with a noticeable Japanese accent, but still. She shakes her head. "Yeah, I haven't tried going back there at all," she says. "I'm not exactly eager, unless I have like a particular reason to go there, but, yeah."

She nods to Nakusu. "Well, you've seen me transformed," she says. "I'd like to say once again that I'm willing to protect you if that boy causes trouble." She smiles. "I've started training to use my Life Blessing better, too!" She glances at Jiaying and adds, "Hokuto-chan helped me get started the other day."

She blinks, looking between Rashmi and Nakusu. "Oh, I met Hinote-san a couple weeks ago!" she says. "He's one of the Knights of Waldia, he was with Princess Fate when we were investigating that ... thing Hana Shiroi left lying around. The so-called 'Confluence.' We can probably just, like, email him through Virtue."
Jiaying Maki 2018-10-09 00:33:03 98785
Jiaying Maki drums her fingers on the table again. Souma. Souma. Souma. "Cookies?" She finally asks, the name clicking. One gets the feeling her memory is an interesting place. She then looks to Miho, not commenting on the Japanese accent since no one complains about her Chinese accent! "We're awesome. Or really evil. Probably best not to judge on the cover sort of thing. My mom was awesome though. Somewhere." She frowns and looks at the table.

"I saw something interesting the other day about that boy. I think... Norie's not going to be happy with the outcome either way. I guess that's why they say to never meet your heroes though." She stops, thinks and asks, "He's a hero over there right? Supposed to be one? Something like that?"

To Rashmi, she snaps her finger, "You're the one I've always heard about. For food. I hear you have big bowls of food. Very big? Are they spicy too? I want spicy food." She catches herself from rambling, grins a sharp toothed smile, "Magic takes a lot of energy. At least I don't have to worry about getting big."
Nakusu Miki 2018-10-09 00:42:42 98787
"Oh could you!? Please?" she asks Miho. "If you can do that easily enoug---oh....!" she blushes a little. "He was one of those knights afterall...." she says quietly. "Oh! There was a princess. And her knights the other month, the day I lost the book. I figured I dropped it there. She blinks. "Princess Fate? I thought her name was Runealy? Or is that just a different name for her?" she asks. Confluence? "Who's Hana Shiori?" she asks with concern. "Is it someone I should be aware of...?" she asks.

Her look softens at Jiaying. "Lacrima-chan has already shared what she learned with me. Sometimes I wish, that. I was very wrong about some things. But I can't calm a heart who's calm is... that." she says. "Even if I had magic power to do it." she says with a sad smile.

"And that even if I could calm his heart. Would she want anything to do with him after anyways...?" she asks. She sighs a bit and takes a soft breath.

"Lamya-chan wanted to see what I was writing in my book as my diary. I'm going to show her." she says. "Lamya-chan asked me hard questions I couldn't answer for her. I didn't want to tell her. I didn't want to feel like I was taking advantage of confusing feelings for her." she says gently.

"But I'm pretty sure that's what I was thinking back then too." she says. "At least. What Sabra was thinking." she says as she looks up.

"What George wants. Makes no sense anymore. I'm not a princess. There's no kingdom to be had in any sense. At this point..."

She sighs. "It's just spite." she looks back up at Rashmi.

"Could you have a dinner prepared for three? I'd like to take home dinner tonight for mom and dad too." she says with a warm smile. "It'd be a nice change of pace!"

She looks back to Miho. "I know you are." she smiles. "But... I doubt I'll have much time to call anyone for help. Notably if he grabs my arm that hard again." she says idly rubbing her wrist. "It was just lucky I was close enough to a bunch of people. Not sure if I'll be so lucky next time."

"I just can't not... do things." she says a little frustrated. "Right?"
Rashmi Terios 2018-10-09 00:52:19 98788
"That's... very good of you, Nakusu-chan," Rashmi says gently, reaching over her book-fort to pat the girl's hand. "And it's definitely the best thing for Lamya-chan that I can think of, anyway." When the conversation turns to food, Rashmi chuckles. "Here... let me get some menus, and I'll let Papi know there's a proper order coming to my table. I'm also going to see if he has any chom-chom for us all while we wait for food."

Slipping out of the booth, she trots to the kitchen, popping the door open to shout something above the din of a restaurant at full steam, then retreats to the counter, snagging a couple menus and passing some words with Ibutsuki, the server, before plopping back in her seat to pass the menus around. "D'you know what your parents like, Nakusu-chan? Only if you've never had Indian food before, you'll want help navigating the food. Jiaying-chan, just about everything on the menu can be served at 5-star spicy, but you're going to get dirty looks from Papi about it. Anything hotter, and I'll have to walk you through the ritual."

With that, she pauses, mentally rewinds a bit, and coughs, nodding at Miho. "...Yeah going through email's probably quicker... Anyway. Fate-chan is.... um. Recently adopted? It's a long story, but Fate-chan and Rune-sama are definitely two different people."
Miho Kagami 2018-10-09 01:04:16 98789
Miho nods to Jiaying, and sighs softly. "'Supposed to' is right," she says, nodding to Nakusu. "It's just ... Ryo-san is one of two people I've met who everything just ... rolls off of. Like, it doesn't just go in one ear and out the other, it's like he didn't hear it in the first place."

She smiles faintly. "On the bright side ... five'll get you ten that even if I'm not right there, there's gonna be others. The first time I was in a monster-attack, I had three people rescuing me, including Maki-san here." She jerks a thumb at Jiaying.

She nods. "Yeah, Fate-san is Runealy's stepsister. I was hanging around at ... Mamoru-kun's place when she dropped off a couple invitations to a party for the adoption." She shrugs. "I have no idea if you need to know who Hana Shiroi is, I'm just going by secondhand information as it is. She's ... another bad guy basically."

She considers this a moment, then says, "What do you mean when you say you can't not do things?"
Jiaying Maki 2018-10-09 01:11:38 98790
Jiaying Maki tilts her head from one side, to the other, then to the last. "I don't know if I process spicy like you do. Does it try to eat through the bowl and table? I like it that way." It's hard to tell if she's joking, she says it dead pan. "I... need to practice some traditional Chinese cuisine again. It's nice to make potstickers on your own when you don't have a good source of the homemade kind anymore."

"Is it spite? Or is it a bastardization of the myth driving it? Norie's gotten me to read vampire stuff." She pauses, "Because I was curious, not that she handed it to me. She tried handing me sparkly ones once though. The guy Dracula was based on is a hero at home and a monster everywhere else. Think maybe it's a uh... crowd thing. How do I put it?" She frowns, trying to get her head around the idea she's got. Finally she sighs and shakes her head. "Nevermind. I'll see if I can describe it better later."

Finally to Miho, she nods, "Maybe it's an impulse control thing. You have to do it because you have to do it? I know that's what I was doing. Still do."
Nakusu Miki 2018-10-09 01:28:04 98792
Nakusu Miki. "I mean I just can't not do things just because a jerk might come up and try to grab my wrist and kidnap me." she says with a little sad smile. "-and even if there might not be someone to rescue me. Hiding doesn't solve anything." she says.

"Oh, so a second princess!" she smiles. "I really should... maybe find them all and meet them in a manner that involves me feeling I need to run away." she admits. "I've been watching fights for a long while but never really had a chance to talk to anyone involved until that night." she says.

She looks to Jiaying. "I don't know." she says. "I really don't. But he seems so upset about the idea of a human being with a dragon." she says as she scrunches her nose. "Like it's any of his bussiness anyways."

"Like he's the realtionship police." she says with a little frustrated tone again.
Rashmi Terios 2018-10-09 01:49:57 98795
"Yeah," Rashmi sighs. "I get that, too. But, honestly, you being safe is kind of the most critical thing I can think of at the moment... other looming crises aside. We can think of something... but until then, honestly I don't even want to think of what would happen if you got hurt badly. Like... there's the distinct possibility a dragon and a jerk knight could go to war above the city, and, well... yeah. Bad."

At the talk of Ryo in detail, the redhead wrinkles her nose. "Well, it seemed to get through to him when Ariel-chan called him a blackguard... but I really really hope things aren't going to end the way they look like they might. Just..... nrg. Anyway, Jiaying-chan, you'd probably like the kosha mangsho, it's yogurt-marinated leg of lamb in spices and sauce, and there's usually a lot of it."
Miho Kagami 2018-10-09 02:03:33 98797
Miho nods to Jiaying. "Now I wanna try some of your homemade stuff," she says. "I should hang around Lacchan's place more." She smirks. "... You should still actually work on your impulse control, though."

She giggles at Nakusu. "I know, right?" she says. "The magical side of Tokyo has, like, a whole bunch of princesses. And exactly one prince," she adds. "It's like Tokyo's a whole principality or whatever." She pauses. "... Yeah I dunno where I was going with that."

She shrugs. "Yeah," she says softly. "I ... really hope things go well, but ..." She shakes her head. "... yeah. I don't expect them to at this point."
Jiaying Maki 2018-10-09 02:12:44 98798
Jiaying Maki snrks and says dryly, "I should tell him that that sort of thing happens often enough to become a regular story in society. Also you know, ends up with cute and awesome kids." She grins cheerily after. Then she pauses, "Take a taser maybe? Just jab him in the ribs with it if he tries to grab you. I... don't know if magic bypasses that actually."

"What's a Blackguard? Is that like.. uh." She frowns. "I don't know. English is weird too."

To Miho, she smiles warmly and says, "Yeah! Do it. Just bring some stuff over. I'll do some traditional Chinese! I'll even be nice and won't sneak chicken feet in~" It's hard to tell if she's being serious.

To Rashmi's suggestion, she nods, grins and tries to avoid drooling. "Mm.. that does osund nice. Do you guys do like that youtuber guy? He takes the hose and hangs the Greek yogurt in it, or do you get to buy it that way?"