Storms Brewing

A completely and totally coincidental meeting between transfer students.

Date: 2018-10-26
Pose Count: 9
Kokoro Akakuma 2018-10-26 02:59:10 99264
    Seiyou seems to be a pretty good school overall, but even good schools are still schools, and it's the kind of scene that plays out at schools all across japan. A younger student surrounded by a couple of rough-looking third years, 'following' her into the girls' bathroom.

    It usually doesn't end, however, with a fourth girl - even rougher-looking, and tall enough to stand over some of the teachers - stepping around the corner and heading right in a moment or two later. From inside the bathroom, there's a simple, "Yo." A few moments' pause. And then the two upperclassmen hastily retreat out the door and speed-walk down the hallway.

    A second or two later, Kokoro is stepping back out into the hall herself, calling over her shoulder. "They come find you later, you let me know." With her hands already in her pockets, she's just turning to leave.
Rikuko Ishii 2018-10-26 03:08:47 99265
Seeing one girl 'escorted' into the bathroom like that pings bad news immediately to a certain brunette transfer student. She's somewhat tempted to do something about that, but then someone even taller gets there first. With how quickly the older girls head down the halls, Rikuko has a pretty good idea of what just happened.

There's an amused smile on her face as she waits near the bathroom door, one finger raising to tap her cheek lightly. "It seems they didn't have to go so badly after all, did they?" It's mostly to herself, though she does look up at Kokoro curiously for a moment.
Kokoro Akakuma 2018-10-26 03:16:24 99266
    Hm? Oh, someone's talking. Though her own mop of brown hair hangs down to cover half her face, at least one walnut-colored eye is looking right at the newcomer, curious more than anything. "At this point, I don't even have to throw a punch most of the time. Rep does the job for me." There's a little snort as the tall girl turns to glance down the hall, in the direction their upperclassmen went. "...some of the third-years don't believe it until I'm right behind 'em, though." To be fair, a 172-cm first year with a grudge against bullies is a little hard to swallow until you see it for yourself.

    There's a beat before Kokoro adds, "You new? Don't remember your face." Well, at least she's direct.
Rikuko Ishii 2018-10-26 03:30:54 99267
"That sounds very efficient." Rikuko offers a faint smile and glances briefly down the hall as well. "I suppose I know a little of how that can be important." It's an understatement, of course. She knows plenty how much weight a reputation can carry.

Of course, she's nowhere near as tall as Kokoro, but the brunette also doesn't seem to be very intimidated either. Lifting a hand, she runs fingers through her hair before giving it a neat flick over her shoulder. "I am, yes. I only recently moved back in town with my father." She gives a brief, polite bow. "Rikuko Ishii."
Kokoro Akakuma 2018-10-26 03:39:20 99268
    "Transfer, huh." Kokoro muses on that for a second or two. "...been there. Way too many times." There is a brief glance at that hairflick, but the only comment the tall girl makes is her own name in return. "Kokoro. Akakuma Kokoro. Probably start hearing about me soon enough." If she hasn't already. Tall, frequently intimidates bullies, skips class a fair amount, but never did join any of the delinquent groups. Kind of a loner. She stands out, even if she'd rather not. "Any of them give you any sass for being the new girl, come find me."
Rikuko Ishii 2018-10-26 03:50:34 99269
"It's very nice to meet you." Again, another formal bow... in fact, most of her speech is pretty formal, even if her stance is fairly casual. It's true that it really isn't hard to tell when a rumor is about the tall girl... nobody else around here fits that description. "Ah~! How sweet of you to offer!" Rikuko presses her hands together in front of her chest and smiles brightly. "I will keep your name in mind, then, if any trouble arises." She knows she can handle herself... but it really is nice for someone she just met to say something like that.

Besides, won't it be amusing when Kokoro finds out that she -can- take care of herself?
Kokoro Akakuma 2018-10-26 03:59:49 99270
    That... that sure is a dazzling smile. "...yeah," Kokoro replies. There's an awkward pause, and it's at that point that the taller girl remembers that she has extremely little socializing practice outside of Rashmi (who is very patient with her) and Lacrima (who is in the same 'natural quietness' neighborhood). This might be a problem. "I, uh. I... I probably oughta go." It is time to go home, after all. Or at least it is for people who have no club.
Rikuko Ishii 2018-10-26 04:09:13 99271
"Oh, of course! Do not let me keep you." Rikuko smiles again... then pauses and glances toward a wall clock. "Oh, it is that time now... I was meaning to look at the cooking club today." She gives another little bow. "I will be sure to keep an eye out for you, Kokoro! It was nice to meet you." And then she turns and walks off.... for about three steps, before she remembers the club room is the -other- way, and gives a nervous laugh as she strides down the hall.
Kokoro Akakuma 2018-10-26 04:15:31 99272
    Kokoro glances down the hall. "Cooking club, huh." She's only ever been the Go Home Club type, herself, but if other people like that kinda thing, they can have it, she guesses. "See you around." Shifting her backpack, the towering girl turns to head off in her own direction, angling towards a side entrance that will allow her to circle around to the front gate while avoiding much of the crowd.

    It's rare for a girl to transfer this late in the school year. She'll have to keep an eye on that one.