I'd buy THAT for a yen!

Masu goes shopping and meets Kyouko! There are no stabbings or threats, the two just talk for a bit. Kyouko likes to eat and Masu needs sleep. Also Masu contemplates flushing her phone.

Date: 2018-10-24
Pose Count: 8
Masu Yogoshi 2018-10-24 16:31:50 99219
Masu Yogoshi had bags under her eyes. Not the normal 'Oh, I've been studying late' small bags. These were like. Almost black and 'Oh my gosh I am working two jobs, going to school full time and then fighting STUPID MAGICAL GIRLS all the time and it's MAKING ME TESTY bags. And so, a stop at the local mart for treats!

She grumbled darkly as she walked into the building. There was some good news, though. They'd finally come up with an acronym for their division. She was a part of SERUM. They had business cards and everything.

She glanced around and was... A little surprised at the variety. Finally, she grabbed about..... 4 different packs of dark chocolate, six types of energy drinks, and a newspaper. She made it to the counter and...

Right as her phone rang. She closed her eyes, counted to ten, and grabbed the phone. She pulled it out and....

The title on the phone could be read. 'Clingy and annoying'. She grumbled darkly and put it on ignore. "Think they'd go ten minutes without me..." she then glanced up and... At least tried to put on a smile. "H-hey. Ummm... just these today."
Kyouko Sakura 2018-10-24 16:36:44 99220
    Kyouko is behind the counter, as is often the case in the afternoon on any given day. She's wearing her usual black t-shirt and jeans, but with the bright orange apron and head-scarf on top which makes up her 'uniform'. The apron has the logo of the Minimart across the front of it. When Masu first enters the shop, she calls out without looking up from what she's doing, "Welcome to the AM/PM Minimart!", clearly a rote line. Must make the customers feel welcome.

    She continues her task (which appears to be something on the register, poking at buttons and frowning at the display) while the other girl browses around the place. When Masu finally approaches the counter and puts her selections down, Kyouko finally looks up, eyeing the girl briefly but without particular interest, then the items on the counter as she reaches to begin scanning them and placing them into a bag.

    "Late night, huh?" She comments idly, noticing the bags under the girl's eyes and the rather extreme amount of caffeine she's purchasing. "Go easy on these energy drinks, things'll kill ya."
Masu Yogoshi 2018-10-24 16:42:42 99221
Masu Yogoshi sighed. "I would be so lucky," she muttered. "Yeah. Way too late," she mumbled. "Internship... thing. Great opportunity, but not much for dead... dead..." She had to stop to yawn for a moment. "Deadlines being delayed. You'd think they'd have enough people to handle some of these things on their own..." she mumbled before giving another yawn.

She blamed Joy. IT was that stupid annoying girl who was giving her so much trouble. AND EVEN WORSE SINCE SHE WAS ONE OF HER FRIENDS! "Project is almost done, though. Just a bit more and then, precious, precious sleep. Though I'm this close to just telling them to shove it and give this to someone else. Mom would probably throw a fit if I gave up this 'opportunity' though..." she mumbled, scratching her hair. "How about you? Have a good morning so far?" She probably shouldn't but.... she was tired. And pried, just a bit, with her empathic abilities....
Kyouko Sakura 2018-10-24 16:51:45 99222
    "Ah, gotcha." Kyouko says, with the sort of absent interest you show to your customers. "Guess it's good that you're getting experience, or whatever." She finishes putting the items into the bag and glances at the display. "That'll be 1200 yen, please." She looks expectantly towards the girl, waiting for her to hand over the money.

    "My advice? Stick with it even if it sucks. Nothing worth gettin' is easy to get. But that's mostly just philosophical BS, so you don't have to listen to me." She snorts in self-deprecating amusement.

    Any attempt to read her emotions would simply detect that Kyouko is vaguely amused by the customer's grumblings but otherwise stoically resigned to working for the next several hours.
Masu Yogoshi 2018-10-24 17:01:43 99224
Masu Yogoshi nodded, sighing. "Yeah, definitely," she mumbled softly. "It's not so bad, at least I have some authority. But I swear some of these people just... ugh. Like a bunch of vultures..." she grumbled.

"Almost wish there was a stupid little rat coming to offer me that wish. Finish the project a heck of a lot easier," she mumbled as she handed over her money and then took one of the energy drinks, popping it open. "That'd be cheating, I guess. Wouldn't learn as much. Thanks, it--"

And then the phone rang and she... had to stop again. She pulled it open and... "Bloody..." She opened it up and answered.

"Yogoshi speaking. Yes. Yes. What? Of course I didn't... What? Who... that's stupid. That's really stupid. Of course not. Because you learn that in intro to chemistry! Let alo--Oh my gosh why is it still on then?! TURN IT OFF!" There was yelling and.... "I'm coming in. I swear..." Click.

"I'm gonna go get some more chocolate..." she mumbled. "Be one moment. Can you add it to my order?" Before she walked back towards the halls to grab some bags and take it to the counter. Three more, to be exact. She had an addiction, okay?
Kyouko Sakura 2018-10-24 17:12:32 99225
    Kyouko taps her foot behind the counter as she waits for the money to be handed over.. and when it finally is, she takes it and pops open the register, sliding it in and taking out the correct change with the sort of automatic efficiency which comes from long practice. The comment about a rat offering wishes earns a sharp look from her, but as the other girl's phone rings and she starts yelling into it almost immediately, she lets it slide without comment.

    Holding out the change, she then pauses as Masu says she is going to go and get some more chocolate. A faint sight, and maybe a roll of her eyes when the other girl isn't looking, but she says, "Of course, no problem." She takes the new chocolate bars and scans them. "300 more yen, then, please."

    As she waits, she adds, "Chemistry, huh? Must be some brain on you, then. Never had a head for that kinda stuff myself."
Masu Yogoshi 2018-10-24 17:18:47 99226
Masu Yogoshi nodded and handed over the yen, checking her bags. "Yeah. And not really, lots of people smarter. It's mostly luck, honestly. I just like adding different things together to see what they make. Like baking, but with more.... acids and explosions," she joked. "And sometimes you make something really cool, like a new kind of paint. Other times you end up covered in accidental itching powder and spend a week soaking in aloe," she said with a soft chuckle.

"Maybe that was just me, though. Hoping to become a medical chemist some day. Was why my mom helped me get this internship with her work. A lot of work and... I swear I have too much responsibilities and responsibilities some days. But... Well. At least it's safe. I've seen a lot of people doing a lot tougher things than me, lately. Well... Two, at least. So I guess I should stop complaining and just--"

And then her phone rang again and she sighed. "Thanks for the things. Bye!" she said before turning and walking away, pulling out one of the candy bars and chewing on it. mmmmm. Dark chocolate with peanuts. The only thing that stops her from going on a mass youma-fying spree.
Kyouko Sakura 2018-10-24 17:21:16 99227
    "Funny, I like baking too.. well, I like it when other people bake and I get to eat the results. Probably less applicable with acids and explosions." Kyouko notes dryly, as she takes the extra money and completes the transaction. She hands over the receipt as well.

    "Well, good luck with that. Try to sleep before you keel over." She says, as the girl turns to leave. "And come again!" This last is obviously her work-required parting phrase. Then the girl is leaving, and Kyouko goes back to poking at the register.