I feel this meeting was fated

Masu, while making more robots, meets Fate and Miho. The group talks about robots, VR training and meditation!

Date: 2018-10-09
Pose Count: 21
Masu Yogoshi 2018-10-09 18:21:11 98799
Masu Yogoshi was sitting on the park table, alone in her own. It was a bit nippy today, but dry, so she'd decided to head down to the park and get some fresh air. She was wearing a coat, mittens and pants... Except...

She had to take off the mittens. Because she was working on... Robozord-3000. One of the big monster robot things she sometimes put together. This one had put her back a pretty penny, and she, of course, expensed it to Eclipse. 'Testing dark energy on roboyouma, trying different parts' her ass. She'd make some robot dinosaur thing, management would never know. And this thing was worth like, 175 points.

She was actually nearly done with it, gluing on another piece.
Fate T. Waldia 2018-10-09 18:40:09 98800
It's a slightly cool day, so Fate T. Waldia opted for a long sleeve shirt and blue jeans. Casual. Not particularly girly or royal but it kept her warm. She opted for some sunglasses though that sat on the bridge of her nose. Maybe because with the whole look- red eyes don't really spell approachable. Also there is a sun out.

She eyes Masu trying to put together a model robot at a bench. She walks on over and stands behind Masu as she looks over her shoulder. She slips the sunglasses up a moment before putting them back down. She doesn't say anything, yet, watching silently.

"That's good work. Do you do this often?" she asks in a neutral tone finally from behind Masu.
Miho Kagami 2018-10-09 18:44:37 98801
Miho is making her way through the park, a smile on her face and looking rather upbeat; she's wearing a long-sleeved dark blue shirt, in addition to the usual black skirt and shorts underneath it. To Masu's empathy, she might have a few fragments due to the whole trans thing, but mostly her other worries have been replaced by action, a plan to help herself out and a determination to get things done; there's no trace of the storm anymore.

Hmm ... Oh, there's Masu and Princess Fate, each of whom she's met all of once. She changes her course to head towards them, and gives a wave as she draws near, all smiles. "Hey there, Fate-san, Yogoshi-san."
Masu Yogoshi 2018-10-09 19:04:01 98804
Masu Yogoshi was brought from her thoughts by someone walking up behind her. She glanced back to the girl, looking to her face, then around her a bit... as if she was studying her. Measuring her. Finally, she spoke up. "Yes. I've built hundreds of models. Though only a dozen or so that are this complex," she said, her voice calm and mellow, emotionless.

Then Miho. She glanced to the girl, Miho. "Kagami-san. I'm surprised to see you out here again. I see you've managed to get your urges in check. Have you made a decision?" she asked as she worked. "I'm Masu Yogoshi, Fate-san. I'm guessing by Kagami's reaction, you're a friend of hers?" she asked. "you're quite a bit calmer than she is," she added.
Fate T. Waldia 2018-10-09 19:24:56 98805
Fate raises her brow. "Calmer? I suppose." she says. Her general emotional feel? Imagine an oddly calm surface of water. at least at the moment. She bows. "Well, then. Yogoshi-san, you do good work with that. Maybe I should try that as a hobby..." she trails off. Sudden unsurness. Little ripples on the water.

She looks to Miho Kagami and bows. "Thank you for your advice. By the way." she says. "Things went very well." she says. Just the hint of a smile. Water calming in her mind again for the moment. She looks back to Masu. "Where do you buy your models from...?"
Miho Kagami 2018-10-09 19:31:02 98806
Miho blinks. "Decision?" she says. "I dunno, uh ... well, basically a friend of mine got me into tai chi and my mom got busy cleaning, so I came over here to practice the forms a bit."

She isn't sure why she's still kind of reluctant to tell Masu about her powers ... oh right, it was that little kerfuffle before Mamoru showed up, which Miho guesses gave her a slightly worse impression overall. Hmm.

She perks up a bit when Fate tells her how the advice went. "Oh, nice!" she says, smiling. "Glad to hear it!" She turns back to Masu, curious to hear her answer about the models.
Masu Yogoshi 2018-10-09 19:37:20 98807
Masu Yogoshi glanced back and nodded. "It's a lot of fun. I play it with my little brother, frequently. You build your armies out of the little sets, and then have them fight on the paper. He's... well. Not a fan of the building them," she said with a small chuckle. "But he loves playing with them, and it's a good way for him to learn math and strategy. There's a game shop down the road, just look for the place with a big dice on their door. Don't, err, tell them I sent you, though. Trust me." Her cheeks got a little red then.

She then cocked her head, glancing to Miho. "I never knew you were into Tai chi, I've been practicing sun style since I was a child. I find the meditation to be helpful to... clear my mind. If you ever need some help, let me know. Okay?" she offered with a small smile.
Fate T. Waldia 2018-10-09 19:44:49 98808
Fate T. Waldia listens to Masu talk as she folds her hands in front of her. Calm water. Curiosity. Not much else. Very stoic this girl, except when she mentioned the advice working to Miho. She hrmmms... "So this is a game you build models for?" she asks. "That could be interesting, but I'm not very good with meeting other people... in settings like that." water a little choppy. Hesitation.

She looks to Miho then back to Masu then back to Miho. "Are you needing meditative techniques?" she asks softly. Curious again.
Miho Kagami 2018-10-09 19:59:17 98809
Miho smiles. "Oh, cool!" she says. "I'm an only child, and I prefer more 'singleplayer' kinds of games, but that sounds like fun!" She shrugs. "And yeah, my friend -- her name is Hokuto Minase, by the way -- she also taught me about meditation stuff, too. Which, well ..."

She holds up her hand. Briefly, it flickers with the mint-green glow of the Life Blessing's purifying light. "... it is for something specific. I've got a Blessing and a Curse, I dunno if I mentioned 'em to you before, Fate-san. And Hokuto-chan is helping me learn to use the Blessing properly."
Masu Yogoshi 2018-10-09 20:01:56 98810
Masu Yogoshi listened as she worked. Finally, she nodded. "Yeah. Me either. I sometimes enter tournaments but..." Hence why they don't like her much there. "I tend to avoid people as much as I can myself. You can buy everything you need rather easily. Paints, glues, cutting tools. But you'll likely need a friend to play it with. Unless you just think they're cool and look nice to set up around your house."

And then MAGIC! Masu instinctively moved away from it, then sighed. "I wish you would warn me before you do stuff like that," she grumbled. "I have already made my lack of ability in that field quite clear and i would prefer not to get.... zapped, or whatever it is you do with your abilities to people," she said curtly. Then glanced to Fate. "Granted... if she's showing you that, I assume you are one of the lucky... few, but far more than I initially suspected, then?"
Fate T. Waldia 2018-10-09 20:06:12 98811
Fate T. Waldia knows what she is going to talk to Nanoha about later tonight via text. She had never seen any game like that before in Nanoha's room, but maybe Nanoha will take up the hobby with her- and besides- she supposedly has princess money to pay for it, now- right?

She ahs. "I think I know the person to ask about that then." she says. "I am." she offers to Masu. She does not specifcy the specifics. They we're not asked and therefore not needed as she looks back to Miho. "Mastering one's abilities is important, it was one of the first lessons I was told." she says. Mind you. Lessons that came from a psychotic mother but still!
Miho Kagami 2018-10-09 20:13:07 98812
Miho blinks, and quickly lowers her hand. "Whoa, hey," she says, genuinely contrite. "I ... sorry, I was just showing off. I wasn't just gonna ... zap you or anything." ... Her grasp of the correct vocabulary seems only slightly better than Masu's.

She nods to Fate. "Yeah, I've been sort of procrastinating on this kind of thing for two and a half months," she says. "But now I've got a plan of action, basically, so I'll end up being able to actually use the Blessing when I want to heal someone or whatever, instead of just it using me, kind of thing."

She smiles back to Masu. "So, uh, yeah. Bottom line is, tips and help you could give me for tai chi exercises would be great."
Masu Yogoshi 2018-10-09 20:18:21 98813
Masu Yogoshi nods. "Your friend is correct, Kagami. Mastering your abilities is important. My own were... Well. Would likely have been fatal years ago if I hadn't," she said firmly. "I am happy you are learning Tai Chi, it is a useful art to focus. Incredibly common, as well. You should have no difficulty finding people at all stages."

She then nodded to Kagami. "And it is quite fine. Just please, be more careful. I know neither the breadth nor depth of your abilities and until you decide to inform me of them, I have no desire to risk getting harmed by them." she was silent for a long moment then...

"One thing I might advise is forming a meditative chant to help you focus and clear your mine. I've used a few when I struggle. It can be helpful. Also, perhaps try a park or forest, somewhere isolated, to meditate. The silence can be quite useful. Just be wary of wild animals and don't go too far from civilization."
Fate T. Waldia 2018-10-09 20:32:19 98814
"Meditation for mages is different. When we meditate, we're usuing running VR simulations." she says. She doesn't know Nanoha can do this without the meditating yet, either. She'll be jealous about it. When she does. She looks between the two. "What is Tai chi?" she asks. She genuinely does not know.

She adjusts her sunglasses a bit before taking them off because she's in polite company anyways, finally, slipping one of the arms into her pocket. She'll put them back on when she leaves. "There's not many places like that in Tokyo but I know there's plenty of beaten paths off in the park and in the woodsy areas surrounding it." she says thoughfully.
Miho Kagami 2018-10-09 20:42:10 98815
Miho sighs inwardly. Yet another barrier between herself and Masu ... "All right, sorry," she says.

She blinks, at Fate. "... You know, every time I learn something new about Devices, they sound more and more awesome," she says dryly. "But, uh, yeah." She looks between her and Masu again. "I know of a couple places in the park where I've practiced messing with my powers before, both quiet and out of sight."

She smiles. "I like the park. The whole place is already more quiet than most of the city. Reminds me of the town I used to live in, before I moved here ..." She blinks. "... six months ago. Wow, I keep losing track of time. I dunno whether I feel like that should've been more time or less time." She shrugs. "But yeah ... Might have to show me some places out of it I can go." Preferably away from one of Tarnished's experiments, but she decides that Masu doesn't need to hear about that craziness.
Masu Yogoshi 2018-10-09 20:55:56 98816
Masu Yogoshi blinked a few times and then glanced over to Fate. "... Meditation... allows you to create VR simulations? Like... Games? That... sounds fascinating. How... err... Exactly, does that work?" Oh, for once, her little 'Don't care about anything' outward look was... Practically glimmering with excitement and a desire to know.

She nods to Miho. "I can show you a few places, of course. You'll have to walk like a normal person, however. Or take a cab. I... don't know if you can fly or teleport or... whatever else it is your 'magic' does. But it shouldn't be too difficult," she said. "I can think of a few places already that would be perfectly suited for you. You don't have my empathic abilities, so you likely won't need to go out as far."
Fate T. Waldia 2018-10-09 21:11:01 98817
Fate T. Waldia finds this a little odd- as Masu has been guarded up until now to some degree. She could read that much. Her eyes trace up and down Masu. "VR Simulation training is something only a device mage can do. It's basically putting you an enviroment and your device throws things at you while teaching you to do things, or better manage your resources or cast something more efficently and all that." she says.

She looks to Miho and says. "Everything is 'awesome' in it's own ways." she says. She looks back over to Masu.

"Empathic abilities?" she asks curiously.
Miho Kagami 2018-10-09 21:17:10 98818
Miho giggles at Masu's burst of enthusiasm. "That's fine," she says. "And yeah, walking is fine if you can help me find the place."

She nods to Fate's 'awesome' comment. "Yeah, I've been starting to figure that out." She looks back to Masu, leaving her to explain the whole empath deal.
Masu Yogoshi 2018-10-09 21:20:43 98820
Masu Yogoshi blinked and then frowned. "Oh. So... your magic powers don't allow you to play games, then. That's considerably less entertaining." Such a nerd. She then gave a small nod. "It is still awesome, however. And yes. Everything is awesome." Everything is cool when you're part of a team... She totally wasn't singing that in her head now DANG IT!

"And yes. My abilities are empathic in nature. I have no combat abilities like so many I've recently met. Instead, I can feel the emotions of those around me. It's why I try so hard to be calm and blank. Not being that invites disaster. It can be incredibly painful when those with truly turbulent emotions," Side eye to Miho. "Come near me if my barriers aren't strong enough."
Fate T. Waldia 2018-10-09 21:42:05 98821
Fate T. Waldia hrms? "No. No they're not games." she says. "It's like training in your head and can be just as taxing mentally and physical as a real fight sometimes, but it'll depend on the mage and their energy levels, largely." she offers.

She thinks. "Hrm." she offers. "Not sure what to offer on that." she says genuinely at least. She reacts to something that Masu and Miho can't hear- her eyes perking a moment. Sudden realization. "I should go." she says stoically again. "I have a friend to meet soon. I need to get ready. I'll be looking into that game with these models." she offers.

She'll start to take off after that!
Miho Kagami 2018-10-09 21:48:02 98822
Miho, perhaps fortunately, doesn't know that song. She nods, frowning sympathetically. "Yeah, when we first met each other ... I was kind of recovering from a certain situation," she says.

She nods to Fate. "Good luck with all of that!" she says, smiling and giving her a wave as she starts to leave. Then there's a buzzing from her purse, and she gets out her phone. "Oh, whoops, I should be heading off soon, too!" She waves to Masu. "I'll see you when I see you!"