Chaos Is Come Again

Jadeite and Mamoru are seriously hung over. Of *course* that means it just happens to be time to stop by-- all at once-- for Koji, Lacrima, Ariel, Lucky, Kyouko, Usagi, Rei, and newcomer to this mess, Millie White! Also Usagi and Jadeite take poison to protect Mamoru. It's fraught, yo.

Date: 2018-11-20
Pose Count: 71
Mamoru Chiba 2018-11-20 02:10:03 100564
"...could fix your hangover if you drank a bunch of water, but I'm not gonna," says Mamoru halfway through a pillow, sprawled on one end of the couch, masked house slippered feet on Jadeite. "Because mine's not letting me fix it. If I have to suffer, so do you."

He'll change his tune in a minute, no doubt.

It's midafternoon and the leaves have finally begun falling from the trees in earnest, and Mamoru and Jadeite must have really gotten drunk if they're hung over now. That or they had whiskey for breakfast. It's not impossible.

The prince's hair is every which way, his glasses are somewhere else, and his clothes look like he slept in them. He is truly a paragon.
Koji Silvia 2018-11-20 02:16:46 100566
And this... quite naturally is when someone knocks on the door.

It's really loud that knock. Not that Koji would know that there's two hungover college students on the couch, but the acoustics of the room make it so that each and every tap of his knuckles on the doorframe are like three pounding hammers hitting a nail someplace inside the skull.

And then the DOORBELL!



'You know we can just go inside, right Koji?'

To which he responds to his Device by saying, "What if something was happening, Tyrfing? I mean like... what if... something happening?"

'My thermal readings and mana sensors show two individuals sacked out on the couch. And neither of them look like they're doing anything... weird.'

The young mage still grumbles, "Yeah, but still..."
Saburo Yukimura 2018-11-20 02:19:14 100567
"But seeing an end to my suffering would metaphorically reduce your own, or something noble and selfless like that." Is hea man or is he merely a puddle of sentient, regretful ooze? Drinking to celebrate the end of miidterms seemed like such a good idea last night. A true testament to their suffering.

Now his headaches and his eyes ache and also voices are too loud, and that's just, unfair. Why would alcohol punish him this way?

"Why did the drinks punish us this way?" He demands miserably, though considering he's mushed his face into an overstuffed couch cushion, the words probably aren't intelligible. His hair is a mess, curls half flattened to one side of his skull and tangled together, jeans still rolled up to his knees from the night before. Half of his shirt is gone, for some reason. He's ready to start complaining when the end of the world hits.

Or, you know, the doorbell but it's the same difference really.

"Why," he groans into the cushion. "Why?"

And then, because, who would have guessed...mumbling into the couch isn't very audible, the diirbell rings again, and he raises his voice to shout, "Just come in!"
Lacrima 2018-11-20 02:21:28 100568
Lacrima has Ariel's hand. Yes, she is taking the completely, normal way into the apartment this time since she isn't dragging Ariel through a nightmare dimension like her usual route. She beams. "I haven't visited Mamoru-kun in a proper bit." she says to Ariel as the elevator door opens to... Koji's back. She blinks.

"Koji-kun?" she asks as she looks down over to Ariel and then makes a motion forward and walks forward. "Uh. Koji-kun? If they're doing anything in the main room they probably deserve to be walked in on rudely." she says curtly at him. She'll huff and turn the knob and push the door open.

"Hello!" she calls in. "It wasn't me knocking but I'm here behind Koji-kun! Who did knock! Because he thinks there's people making out or something!"

"Also I have Ari-chan with me~" she says.
Ariel Theodore 2018-11-20 02:24:37 100569
    "You know, come to think of it, I haven't visited since..." Ariel trails off on that thought as she follows along, fingers laced with Lacrima's, and holding Lucky by the leash with her other hand. But then there's a familiar face at the door. "Oh! Koji! Hello!" She chirrups sweetly, as Lucky holds up a paw for shakes.
    "He also rang the doorbell!" She calls after Lacrima, not realizing she is helping shift blame entirely.
Mamoru Chiba 2018-11-20 02:27:00 100571
Both of the people on the couch appear to be making out with the couch. Or a pillow. Actually Mamoru seems like he's trying to smother himself with the pillow, and is lightly kicking Jadeite. "You yelled," he says piteously, muffled, "why do you hate me too? Oh no people."

One of the hands holding the pillow to his face falls away from it and starts flailing haphazardly in Jadeite's direction, and Mamoru has to actually sit up, which makes his hair one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and his bleary face is full of dread masked with a sort of panicked polite pleasantness, and he lurches forward to grab Jadeite's bare ankle.

His hand glows.

"Drink some water. You be social. You're the social one," he hiss-whispers, moving to clap his hands over his ears as soon as he's done fixing a hangover. Mostly fixing. He did mention needing water. Twice.
Kyouko Sakura 2018-11-20 02:27:33 100572
    At exactly this time, because the gods are cruel even to princes, Kyouko's voice drifts down the stairway from the roof, loud and getting louder by the second because she's clearly talking excitedly to someone at inappropriate-for-indoors levels.

    "So then I told the guy that no way am I payin' for a wheelbarrow full of squid because my grill ain't big enough and besides, it's tuesday!" She ends with a peal of laughter as she walks into the room alongside Usagi, from the direction of the stairs to the rooftop, wearing her coat and clearly having just arrived back from.. somewhere. "I'm tellin' you, hun, it was the weirdest thursday afternoon I ever had, and' that's saying something.."

    She trails off as she notices Mamoru and Jadeite sprawled on the couch, narrowing her eyes, assessing their condition, just as people start shouting from the direction of the door. "'Scuse me, hun." This to Usagi, as she walks over to the door and throws it open with a semi-slam, before stage-whispering, "Hey keep it down, I think those guys are trying to nap or something."
Usagi Tsukino 2018-11-20 02:33:09 100573
Usagi laughs, loud and boistrous, because that is the funniest thing she's heard in forever!! "Did you tell him what he could do with that basket of slightly off crabs he tried to sell you?"

Then she's gasping! And staring and Mamoru and Jadeite. Oh noes, the poor dears! Unlike Kyouko, her whispers and tiptoes are genuine. Kyouko's, they're...not quite.

"Poor Mamo-chan!!" She bends over as she 'whispers' and smooches his forehead. "You look like you feel how Luna's litterbox looks!"

She turns back and nods at Kyouko and hisses at everyone else. "You're right! We gotsta be quiet! Jaedite!" Stage whisper! "Did you see that new Christmasy Romcom on Netflix without me?"
Rei Hino 2018-11-20 02:34:52 100574
Rei follows in after Usagi and Kyouko, a scarf looped three times around her shoulders and breathing on her freezing hands. Her voice, too loud and full of good cheer calls, "Hellooo, Mamoru-kun, you look-" when she *actually* looks at you, she stops, her voice mutating into one of amusement and... is that sadism?! " you've had fun. Hanging in there?"
    She literally has to gnaw on her finger to stop from laughing at Usagi's torturous attempts at compassion.
Saburo Yukimura 2018-11-20 02:37:00 100575
"It was me yelling or the doorbell," Jadeite groans back, a whining edge to his words. Yelling had not helped anything at all for his head, and the people coming through were loud and noisy and god forbid, cheerful. The people person is peopled out and ready to complete his transformation into couch goo when Mamoru slaps a hand over his ankle and banishes most of his hangover, officially throwing him to the loud wolves.


"Okay, okay, I'm - getting up."

Except, just then, there's a Kyouko. And an Usagi. There is truly no mercy on this damned planet. eVEN HALF healed, the sound of their voices hurts, but because he is now the less wounded, he abandons Mamoru to Usagi's lovingly loud embrace and teeters to his feet. "We're. Alive? I didn't watch the romcom without you. I thought about it though, because the trailers look really cute."

He looks from Rei to Usagi to Kyouko to Koji to Lacrima to Ariel with the grim awareness of a man looking death in the eye. I will throw myself on the sword of socialization if someone will give me some water."
Rei Hino 2018-11-20 02:39:51 100577
Rei's eyes gain an ominous glow, a look that says 'oh reeaaallllyy...?' with sneering delight. "Ohhh... I can help you out! Luckily for you two-" in mid sentence her tone changes from good cheer to flat regret "-my grandfather is the patron saint of getting *plastered*. Back in a moment!" And Rei vanishes into the kitchen with a terrifying smile.
Koji Silvia 2018-11-20 02:42:56 100578
There's this look of mortification on Koji's face as the girls just stroll on past and leave him under the bus. Not that it's not actually his fault, but still...

With a heavy sigh, he mumbles out, "Hi, Lacrima-chan. Hi, Ariel-chan." Rubbing the back of his neck as he looks away and then just wanders inside. Without fail, he goes right for the kitchen... not even really looking at anyone as he beelines for the supplies. Floating beside him is one of his Bits, vanes extended so it's almost like some kind of strange little bug. The red glowing eye 'blinks' and then a gruff voice growls out, 'Hey guys. Don't you both look like shi-'

"Language, Tyrfing!"

'What about it, Koji.'

The look on his face says it all. Why do I bother?

Less concern and more politeness as the young man still seems to know where everything in the kitchen is, and has a glass of icewater out for Jadeite, and a small tray of cookies shaped like bunny-heads and have pink frosting on them.

Still nothing really more said from him as Koji goes to work putting together recovery snacks!

You'd think he lives with someone who does this regularly...
Mamoru Chiba 2018-11-20 02:44:14 100579
Mamoru's ow-face softens slightly at the sight of his fiancee, but she's still being loud, and Jadeite is woeful at him, and there's so much going on Kyouko is being loud too and oh no Rei and Mamoru clutches at Usagi with a look of profound horror on his face. "Mako's kitchen-- don't let her-- I don't want to eat anything-- oh my god Koji and Tyrfing please Usako help them defeat Rei-chan at Bronze Kitchen help--"
Lacrima 2018-11-20 02:44:22 100580
Lacrima makes a face at the insistence of quiet. "Quiet." she says with a blank look as she looks down to Ariel and gently gives a soft little half smile and looks up. "I think more like someone is hungover." she says in a more normal tone as she sighs a bit.

She watches Rei escape into the kitchen and gently releases Ariel's hand as she walks over and bows. "Hello Jadeite." she says softly. "I haven't visited in a while. So I came over." she says.

"Ariel is here with me." she motions to the girl with the big dog. "Also Lucky." she adds.

"I don't think I can help hangovers. Sorry." she says sheepishly. She looks to Ariel.

....No... no. She doesn't feel like explaining the concept of a hangover to her and asking her if she can actually heal them.
Millie White 2018-11-20 02:44:49 100581
School was over, and she had some time to kill before she had to meet Haruna at the Gull Cafe. Absently she had been fiddling with the card that Kyouko had given her. Would now be an okay time to drop by? Her meeting with Haruna and Blue would give her the answers she needed for Pretty Cure related things, but there was way more going on than just that. Kyouko's boss sounded like he would know the most about all the other brands of crazy that was happening in Tokyo, so it couldn't hurt to get a second opinion.

That was how Millie White found herself outside of the infamous Frat-House-Not-Frat-House, or at least what was supposed to be the place. The foreigner was dressed lightly considering the cold, no jacket, scarf, or gloves to be seen. Just her regular jeans, t-shirt, and her faded green button up shirt left open. She had her backpack on as well, even if she wasn't wearing her school uniform. To her surprise, there was actually a commotion at the front door. A few people she didn't recognize were clustered around the door, but there was one person she DID recognize, the person who had opened the door. Millie awkwardly stood back from the group but she did smile sheepishly and wave at Kyouko. Her eyes seemed to ask, 'Is this a bad time? I can come back later.'
Kyouko Sakura 2018-11-20 02:55:26 100582
    Kyouko watches Lacrima and Ariel and Koji shuffle in past her like a teacher shepharding the class into the classroom, holding the door open and clearly about to slam it closed again (probably loudly) when she notices Millie standing in the back of the group looking uncertain. Although the girl doesn't say anything aloud, she seems to perfectly clean the meaning of her gaze, looking from her, back to Mamoru literally pawing at Usagi and begging pathetically on the couch, back to Millie again, and then beams. "Hey! Come on in!" Before turning and walking back into the room.

    She takes off her coat, revealing a red tanktop and jeans (the lack of black t-shirt means she wasn't at work for once) and hangs it in the closet before glancing to Jadeite in passing. "Can't you summon ice out of thin air? A glass of water should be well within your capabilities. What the hell were you guys doing anyway, and why wasn't I invited?" She smirks, punching him lightly in the arm, before moving over to sprawl in one of the large armchairs across from where Mamoru and Usagi are engaged in their pre-marital conflagration.

    "By the way everybody," more loudly, "That's Millie," a gesture to the girl assumedly coming in through the door. "She's new in town and she's a Precure, apparently, say hi."
Ariel Theodore 2018-11-20 02:57:35 100583
    The wheels on the bus roll Koji over~o/` Koji over~o/` Koji over~o/`
    The wheels on the bus roll Koji over, alllll daaaaay looong~~~o/`
    Ariel is actually clueless that she has just flung Koji to the hungover wolves. On the bright side, Ariel is not exactly a loud girl, so telling her to be quiet works to great effect, and her dog is pretty well behaved. So there's no undue noise from either of them as Ariel follows Lacrima in-- makes sure to remove her shoes politely at the threshold- thanks Kyouko for opening the door- and lets go of Lucky's leash...
    The utterly gigantic hound proceeds to... Curl up in an unobtrusive corner and laze immensely.
    Jadeite declares a need for water. Rei heads to the kitchen.
    That problem is CLEARLY solved.
    "Oh um. Hungover? I think I overheard mom telling mom an ancient shaman recipe for eating too much fermented fruit, once. ... It was something like 'don't eat too much fermented fruit you silly unicorn'. ... But in the event you do, drink plenty of water, chew on some willow tree bark, and have something with lots of sugar."
    It's the best Ariel has.
    "Hi, Millie~."
    Kyouko said to say it. Ariel obliges chipperly. Albeit hushed to not exacerbate hangover headaches.
Rei Hino 2018-11-20 02:59:11 100584
Rei sets two glasses on the table and hums merrily to herself as she gathers ingrediants, seeming to hum some unknowable song whose lyrics include whatever syllables are in the items she's grabbing. Something like 'and some eeeeggggsss, and some ta-bas-cooooo! Pepper's over THERE, and what's that, oh well who cares! In it gooooessss!"
    Or something.
    Rei's cheerful smile, in the reflection of the glasses, could briefly be mistaken for having a glowing purple aura around her head and an eerie red crescent smile.
    Rei returns with two glasses full of... thick... yellowy... reddish... something? There might be black specks in there? Whatever it is, she sets them on the table. "Please enjoy~" She smiles. "I mean. You can't. But please enjoy the relative sobriety that follows~."
    Rei blinks once and seems to remember how to be a real person again, smiling a bit sheepishly. Too much fun today. "Nice to meet you, Millie."
Usagi Tsukino 2018-11-20 03:02:36 100585
Usagi blinked about 4000 times. Mamoru didn't want to eat? She kisses his forehead a bunch before standing up. She points a finger at Jadeite. "Good. Because it really, really does and I've been really good at not watching it without you! Also you need to talk me out of the haunted hill house show."

Usagi waves as she rushes toward the kitchen. "HI MILLIE-CHAN NICE TO MEET YOU WELCOME I HOPE YOU'RE HAVING FUN!!!"

She tries to stop Rei, but--


Usagi flails behind the princess of Mars. "NO! YOU CAN'T FEED HIM CHICKEN GIZZARDS!!!!"

Usagi dives for the glass, grabs it, and--

"Tell Mamo-chan I love him!"

Rei Hino 2018-11-20 03:03:44 100586
Rei's entire body siezes up. "USAGI *NOO*!" She was so young!
Ariel Theodore 2018-11-20 03:04:24 100587
    Ariel watches this like a deer caught stuck in the headlights of an oncoming mack truck.
Lacrima 2018-11-20 03:04:42 100588
Lacrima blinks and turns around to face Millie. "Oh... Hello." she says. The mention of 'Pretty Cure' causes her to take a few steps back. She looks down to Ariel as she makes a face.. and-- just... begins giggling as she shakes her head.

"That's probably good advice for hangovers." she says. She looks back to Millie. "...I am. Lacrima. I am a vampire. I um. Not here to. Hurt. Anything. So.. uh... everything's hunky dorky!" she says with a nervous smile. Yes she said hunky dorky. That is not a typo.

"Um. That's Ariel Theodore." she motions to the girl that just said hello. "She's a dream unicorn." she says with a series of nods as she walks back over to Ariel's side. She then hears commotion behind her and she turns around.

"Oh.. Oh no." she says flatly, watching along with Ariel, also like a deer in headlights.
Saburo Yukimura 2018-11-20 03:05:06 100589
"Koji, you're the second best person here right now," Jadeite says gratefully, ignoring Kyouko's smirking and Rei's undoubtedly horrible punishment and even Mamoru's pitiful pawing in favor of downing the entire glass of water in a few long swallows. It isn't entirely enough, of course, but he already feels better enough that being a social butterfly doesn't seem like the worst possible thing anymore. Fortified with water, he's able to smile at Lacrima and return her bow in equall polite, if booze-miserable, welcome. "We're always glad to have you and Ariel - and as long as Lucky is nice to cats, we're glad to have them too."

He still winces when Kyouko calls out, loudly, that they have a new person in the apartment. More from the loud than the new, though this is the absolutely worst first impression possible outside of a youma attack, he's pretty sure.

"Hi Mil-"

There's a Rei. There's a Rei with a glass of something terrible that she wants to feed to his prince and the guardian impulses combine with the hungover thinking and really the only thing he can do is join his fellow blond in horrible decision making by snatching up the other glass and drinking it. He's see too much Romeo and Juliet to let this happen!
Rei Hino 2018-11-20 03:06:26 100590
Rei's panicked look turns to Jadeite. "Please enjoy!" Then back to Usagi "Usagi speak to me!"
Koji Silvia 2018-11-20 03:06:29 100591
Looking deadpan, Koji pours out a glass of milk from the fridge and just walks it out towards where Usagi is. How he does it is anyone's guess, but he swaps her empty glass for the other stuff... and puts the cookies he put out into Kyouko's hands.

Round trip two has him putting together several mugs of tea, as he says, "Prairie Oyster. Usually has Worchestershire sauce and not hot sauce. My mom drinks them all the time... but I think she'd have the water tap swapped for Sapporo if she could."
Kyouko Sakura 2018-11-20 03:06:30 100592
    Kyouko, from her chair, "Hey, if you survive tell me how it-" She watches Jadeite snatch the other glass. "-well fine, I'll just make my own drink then."
Usagi Tsukino 2018-11-20 03:07:37 100593
Usagi, so young at the sweet, tender age of seventeen, looks at everyone voicing their concern with this expression: x_x
Lacrima 2018-11-20 03:08:56 100594
Lacrima seems to look at this with concern. "Does this means the world resets again or something?" she asks. "Like. The stuff?" she asks. "This seems like a dumb reason for it." she adds. "Like the dumbest reason." she laments.
Saburo Yukimura 2018-11-20 03:10:44 100595
Death denies him it's sweet, sweet embrace and Jadeite flops to the ground in despair. At least he spared his prince this awful, awful thing.
Mamoru Chiba 2018-11-20 03:12:00 100596
"Hello White-san I'm very sorry this--" Mamoru starts automatically, and then--! Rei--! And THEN!! THOSE THINGS SHE'S HOLDING--


In a wild whirl of glittering gold and dark blue sparks, the extremely hung-over and panicked Crown Prince of Earth henshins and dives for Usagi and Jadeite!

All of a sudden it's Prince Endymion's bare hands gripping them by the faces and shoving healing energy at them both. "Don't die DON'T DIE! REI HOW COULD YOU POISON THEM??"
Rei Hino 2018-11-20 03:12:46 100597
Rei clasps her hands together "Usagi... hang in there... don't-" Jadeite collapses and Rei gives him a look "You're fine, don't be dramatic." Tears sparkle from Rei's eyes "Don't die, Usagi!"
    Rei covers her face from Mamoru's accusations "I'm *sorry* It was only supposed to kill yoooouuuu!"
Koji Silvia 2018-11-20 03:13:29 100598
"Aaaand... there he goes." Koji mutters.

'If I was real, I'd be eating popcorn right now.'

"If you could drink you'd be hung over."

Why do you think you going legal is going to be the funnest day of my life?'

Koji does not answer that. He just goes for the tea.
Kyouko Sakura 2018-11-20 03:14:28 100599
    Kyouko acquires cookies! "Hey sweet, thanks kid." This to Koji, before Mamoru leads up and henshins for christ's sake and starts panicking and she sighs and gets to her feet, package of cookies in hand.

    She walks over to where Endymion is crouching over Usagi and Jadeite, places a hand on the Prince's shoulder, and bends over the prone forms. "Don't worry, I got this."

    She pushes a cookie into Usagi's mouth.
Millie White 2018-11-20 03:16:45 100600
Kyouko seemed to think this wasn't a bad time at all since she was invited in, and Millie dipped her head politely in thanks as a response. She removed her shoes at the threshold as well before stepping in and quietly closing the door. Now that she was looking at the room proper, there was... gosh there were a LOT of people here. At least eight people in varying states of lounging. Kyouko hadn't been kidding when she called it a Frat house without being a Frat house.

When Kyouko announced her and told everyone to say hello, she suddenly felt like she was back in elementary school. Heat immediately rose to the tips of her ears and she quickly bowed "Hello! I'm Millie White, it's a pleasure to meet you all!" Her Japanese was slow and accented, but perfectly understandable. She didn't get much more out before the drinks had been downed and the dying commenced. Millie winced as the two drank whatever was in the glasses. That... that couldn't taste good. Was it eating away at their insides? That's the expression that they wore anyway. A henshin happened and there was screaming about poison, but Millie wasn't paying attention...

Millie's emerald gaze had turned to Lacrima when she introduced herself and, surprisingly, a look of recognition sparked in her eyes. A wide smile appeared on her face. "Ah, Lacrima-san! I've heard of you from Hayabusa-san. It's good to meet you." She noticed the way that Lacrima stepped back, and so Millie stayed where she was off to one side; she didn't want to make the vampire feel uncomfortable after all.
Saburo Yukimura 2018-11-20 03:18:17 100601
"This tastes so bad that I think I see Jesus," Jadeite moans pitifully, and he's like.....completely green in the face, which clashes horribly with both his eyes and his hair but suits his whole, terrible decision maker persona. "Do you know how...bad this has to be...for me to see someone else's god?"

He's not even religious, for Earth's sake.
Usagi Tsukino 2018-11-20 03:18:22 100602
Poor Usagi. So near death, having drunk this hangover concoction of death. (Seriously, Grandpa, what the hell?)

Suddenly, she's being bathed in a pure, golden light. Automatically her eyes pop open. "Hey, now." FLOOMF!!!! The surrounded diameter of six feet is bathed in organza and silver hair. And then there's a cookie in her mouth.

Ariel Theodore 2018-11-20 03:18:38 100603
    So that... That just happened. Ariel didn't even get to tell Jadeite that Lucky gets along just fine with cats before the Heavenly King sacrifices himself for his prince in the same manner as Usagi.
    How tragic and noble...
    "Um. Ms. Rei, maybe some coffee would have been better." She voices gently.
    --and then... Then...
    [Drama Intensifies]
    Ariel squeezes on Lacrima's hand and turns towards Millie.
    "Um. It's not usually like this..."
    But Ariel makes a decision to herself and quietly leans over to whisper to Lacrima,
    "I am never going to touch fermented fruit."
Rei Hino 2018-11-20 03:19:56 100604
Rei just keeps covering her face and muffledly replies to Ariel "Grandpa says it keeps him strong." Rei raises her head slightly. "At least that's what I make out from all the gurgling- PRINCESS SERENITY?!"
Koji Silvia 2018-11-20 03:20:51 100605
On the moment of the henshin, the Tyrfing Bit flies with all alacrity to the highest point in the room, saying in a less than manly tone, 'OH GREAT EMPEROR KEEP HER AWAY!'
Kyouko Sakura 2018-11-20 03:20:58 100606
    Kyouko is blinded and suddenly tangled up in silver hair that's literally everywhere, "Agh, what the-" She tries to take a step back, trips over the reams of Serenity-hair, and falls onto her back on the carpet with an 'oomph', cookies falling next to her. She sighs, and picks one up to take a bite, looking upside down over at Millie, "Oh yeah, this is the Prince of the Earth and Princess of the Moon. Pretty swell, huh?"
Lacrima 2018-11-20 03:22:19 100607
Lacrima looks to Millie with a blink. "....Akari-chan?" she asks. "Ah-- I.. um. Shouldn't.. talk about that. Here there--- are rules... leave... that stuff.. at the door-- uhm... but... um---" she's stammering now as she looks to Ariel with a look of concern. She's now bleeding worry in the middle of this chaos as she moves to try to take Ariel's hand again.

"...Can you tell her that I'm sorry...?" is all she says. "For anything?... I.. I don't want to...look just. Tell her I'm sorry." she says quietly.

When Ariel leans over she leans back and says. "Good. It tastes like dirt. Maybe not wine. But other stuff? Dirt." she insists with a nervous tone from the discussion.

She leans back up. Then Princess Serenity is a thing and she winces and begins twitching and just... holds onto Ariel's hand until she stops.

"...Ugh. Princesses of Light.. and stuff." she mutters. She looks to Millie. "Sorry." she says more self consciously though.
Mamoru Chiba 2018-11-20 03:24:59 100608
Endymion sits back on his heels, getting his breathing under control and nodding gratefully to Kyouko. Except she's on the floor, tangled in Serenity's hair now. And the cookies are on the floor! So he takes two -- and therefore his life in his hands -- and shoves one in Jadeite's mouth. Then he leans in to whisper, "Maybe henshin? It helped make everything not literally stab my head and I think it's actually louder in here now."

His cape's pooled on the floor around him and his armor has never looked more out of place than it does as he shoves the other cookie in his own mouth. "LACRIMA!" he calls with his mouth full, "The kitchen's got new barriers in the walls now, you should be safe in there until--"

Oh. He can fix this his own damn self.

A line of crackling sparks like activated charcoal and Prince Endymion is now Tuxedo Kamen, pretty white mask and all.
Koji Silvia 2018-11-20 03:30:47 100610
Koji, on the other hand... takes control of things as best he can, making use of Makoto's perpetual store of baked goods and other things from the fridge to whip up a little something for everyone.

Lucky is first with a bowl of water. An old plastic bowl from under the sink someone probably used for mixing and replaced.

Mamoru gets tea, toast with jam on the side.

Rei, he just brings tea with a bow.

Kyouko and Usage get more tea and cookies.

Lacrima and Ariel. Well... tea of course, but they get snickerdoodles.

Finally, Millie as the newcomer he brings her a cup and saucer and a scone.

"Hello." He adds, "I'm a friend of the house. That's Ariel next to Miss Lacrima with her friend Lucky, That's Miss Kyouko, and the pair are Miss Tsukino and Mister Chiba. They don't like being called that. That's Miss Hino... I've never met her, but she's the only one of the Sailor Guardians I haven't met, and finally that's Jadeite. I think. Think of him as bodyguard-slash-social butterfly."

Back to the kitchen, returning with hot chocolate for the aforementioned and brave Jadeite.
Kyouko Sakura 2018-11-20 03:30:56 100611
    "Hey, that's Lady Apatite," Kyouko says, still trying to disentangle herself from Serenity's hair, in her most brattily-sarcastic tone, not helped by the half-eaten cookie in her mouth.
Saburo Yukimura 2018-11-20 03:37:36 100613
Laying on the ground next to Usagi means he has a lap-and-lower-body-full of silver hair and fluffy skirts, but Jadeite still manages to have a cookie stuffed in his mouth, and this most definitely revives him, at least enough to henshin into his Shitennou attire, complete with cape to add to the mountain of fabric. These two things

revitalize him.

"Oh thank fuck," he breathes in relief when Mamoru is one hundred percent right and this fixes everything.

"All of you except Koji and Lacrima and Ariel and uh - Millie, I guesss - are bad and terrible for hungover people." The hot chocolate has been accepted gratefully, and a quick cold touch is cooling it down to drinkable levels so he can chug it.
Usagi Tsukino 2018-11-20 03:39:09 100615
Flumph! Fortunately for Kyouko, henshioned hair doesn't stay tangled. Sailor Moon sits up, properly healed and cookied. "Mamo-chan!" she stage whispers, grasping his arms. "That was so gross!

And then...

Jadeite says that.

Usagi Sailor Moon whips her head toward him, eyes large and watery, lips trembling.
Rei Hino 2018-11-20 03:40:49 100616
Rei's starry eyed amazement at Usagi's ultimate transformation is replaced by an indignant scowl at Jadeite. "Hey! That stuff wouldn't worked if you'd let it. " She sulks slightly and accepts the tea. "Thank you very muuuuuch." is said to Koji, and then she sighs. On the positive side, she thinks, this will teach Usagi never to drink in her presence!
Millie White 2018-11-20 03:41:01 100617
Ah, so this was a Drama-free zone. That was more than understandable, but what worried her was just how nervous Lacrima was. Millie's broad shoulders eased slightly as she smiled gently to the Vampire. The poor girl was stammering over her words and it almost looked like she wanted to bolt. Her expression was a kind and gentle one as she tried to get Lacrima to calm down.

"Don't worry, Lacrima-san, I'll tell her. I won't discuss anything about 'that stuff' here, but I want you to know that you can count on me." Her smile was genuine, turning to Ariel when she mentioned that it wasn't usually like this. Millie shrugged good naturedly. This wasn't crazy. If she was being honest? This... felt like home.

A kind man arrived with tea and a scone, and Millie politely accepted with a soft 'Thank you' as she listened to him introduce everyone. Koji, Ariel, Lacrima, Lucky, Kyouko, Tsukino-san, Chiba-san, Hino-san, and Jadeite... she could remember that, she reckoned. Especially the dog. When Jadite announced that she was not included in the list of horrible people, she let out a chuckle. "I apologize for coming at such an... inopportune time." She offers, and she truly appeared apologetic as she took a polite sip of her tea.
Ariel Theodore 2018-11-20 03:42:01 100618
    Lacrima gets another squeeze of the hand. When Mamoru indicates the kitchen as a warded place, Ariel gently nudges the vampire in that direction if she's so inclined. If not, she'll just hold that hand.
    "Thank you, Koji~." She does chirrup when presented with tea, and Lucky even gives a low WURF of thanks for the bowl.
    So while the Earth Courtiers are rallying and recovering as best they can, Ariel turns her attention a bit more fully to Millie.
    "Ah, yes... I am Ariel." She confirms both Lacrima and Koji's introductions. "I handle the night shift of all the night shifters while they sleep and watch over their dreams." She explains, confirming that, yes, she is in fact a dream unicorn as Lacrima said.
    There's a little smile though. See, Ariel tries to not be bad for anyone, hungover or not. "Are you feeling better now, at least, Mister Jadeite?" She does aside to Jadeite once he has had some of that cocoa.
Mamoru Chiba 2018-11-20 03:44:41 100619
Tuxedo Kamen's handed tea and toast with jam, and starts to move to eat and drink while he's not nauseated, grateful look directed Koji's way--

--and hey at least Lacrima's not allergic to Sailor Moon right??--

--and then oh NO, Sailor Moon's got that look on her face, and-- and-- nonononoNONONONONONONONONONONONOOOO

Tuxedo Kamen calls out, "Apologies in advance to everyone for the PDA but it's not gratuitous I'm saving lives here," as he sets his tea and toast down on the coffeetable sort of near them on the floor. And then he's abruptly pulling Sailor Moon over, reaching up to gently turn her face to his with one gloved hand, and bending in to kiss her.
Koji Silvia 2018-11-20 03:46:45 100620
Cleaning up the kitchen is a fairly quick process for the young man, but instead of coming out with some more tea, Koji glares up at the shivering Bit. A lift of his hand, he creates a Tri-gram recognizable as Belkan magic and just says, "Recover."

There's a <<BING>> from the air and the Bit vanishes, "I think I'll come back later. I wanted to deliver some news, but things are a little disjointed at the moment. I can come back when you're more yourself Mister Chiba... or at least dressed in your Ninja turtles T-shirt and not-dancing to music."

There's an apologetic bow to Millie, "I'm sorry we couldn't be more properly introduced."

Then he goes to Ariel and Lacrima, "Sorry I haven't been around. My parents went around the country on vacation, and then I had to go right back into school and catch up. I'll come by sometime. Tyrfing's been baking. He'd love to try some things out on you."

'I heard that.' The Device says in his head.

'You were meant to.' Koji thinks back at his partner.
Saburo Yukimura 2018-11-20 03:48:45 100621
"And Usagi! And Usagi!"

Those watery eyes are a one time warning that he needs to fix this before he has more regrets. He flumps over on his side next to his Princess shaped romcom buddy and startss to give her an equally pouty look to suppress the pouts but - oh well, that's a way better pout killer. Shuffling so he's not caught up in that miracle romantical mess, Jadeite sits up to play good host at the company and stick his tongue out at Rei.

"You mean it would have killed me if I let it work a little faster. And yes, I'm - better. The magic of cookies, you know, revived me." He smiles at Millie and Ariel both, and kinnd of shakes his head at the idea that any of this is, you know, unusual. "I'm going to be honest we're... pretty much always like this? In some shape or form. But we're a fun group to be around at least!"
Rei Hino 2018-11-20 03:50:46 100622
Depending on the state of the transformation and their proxomity to a near-miss apocalypse event, an embrace between Endymion and Serenity can make one burst into tears, cure the sick, and give cavities. Rei doesn't want two of those things, so after sharing Mamoru's moment of extreme tension, Rei turns her head away, putting one hand up to block the image in her periphery, and sticks her tongue back out at Jadeite, doing a poor job of suppressing a smile. "Cookies don't work that way!"
Kyouko Sakura 2018-11-20 03:53:02 100623
    Kyouko finally manages to crawl her way free of the hair, which is indeed magically luxurious and non-tangly, getting back to her knees, then her feet, still chewing a cookie. She turns only to see that watery-eyed lip-wibble and her own eyes widen like somebody looking at mushroom cloud in the distance and waiting for the shockwave, but then.. smooches.

    She heaves a sigh. "Y'know what, I think I need a time-out. I'm gonna go let Dog out before he wees on the carpet." She walks over towards the balcony door, tugging it open. As she does, she looks over her shoulder towards Millie. "I swear, we're not crazy." Then she shuts the door, walks to the railing and, without henshining, sits in the railing and topples backwards over the edge.
Lacrima 2018-11-20 03:55:20 100624
Lacrima thanks Koji for the snickerdoodles. And Tea. She gently squeezes Ariel's hand and just rides out the awful. Ariel's there. She feels safer. She looks to Koji. "I'd like that. You know the manor's always open to you." she says quietly. She looks back to Millie and gives a nervous smile. "G..good." she says softly. "I live in the creepy manor. At the end of Juuban. If you feel the need to visit, just come by and knock. There's a dragon and a mystical fox girl that live with me. One of them may answer." she says.

She takes a sigh and relaxes a bit, and says. "It's good to know that... everything is okay. Ish. I dunno what's happening here."

"But I don't think anyone is actually getting hurt?"

"I mean I ate awful things before and lived? I'm not gonna go into detail about them." she says politely. She leans down and then gives Ariel a kiss on the forehead. Huff.~
Usagi Tsukino 2018-11-20 04:01:01 100627
It happens so fast. Jadeite is almost quick enough. But then there's Miracuru Romansu smooches. Literal hearts float up from the couple, popping when they're too far away, and it's all happy squeals and peppered kisses as opposed to soulrending classical music and heartache. Jadeite's apology continues to seep in, and in the end the teenage girl who is snuggling happily (and noisily) against her boyfriend is very normal and not magic induced and seriously if you keep looking here you will be visited by a very put upon dark purple cat in the middle of the night and remember none of it come morning.


A quick peek at a Rei! She is not Looking!

Usagi has learned from her cat.

Koji Silvia 2018-11-20 04:01:16 100628
Once more, Koji bows, and manages to Batman from the whole crowd because well... Kyouko does her thing with rolling off the railing of the balcony!

But the door does click behind him, giving a little hint to his departure.
Rei Hino 2018-11-20 04:01:57 100629
Rei hits the ground with an epic "HUUAAAAGHH-OOFUGUBBLE!" And weakly rasps, "Usagiiiiiiiii...!"
Ariel Theodore 2018-11-20 04:03:01 100630
    Mamoru goes in for the kiss...
    Ariel politely averts her gaze.
    Such things are between princes and princesses, and are not for the eyes of baby unicorns.
    "Don't worry, the fox and dragon are also very nice." She says to Millie, when Lacrima details her creepy manor. "It's less creepy and more of ummmmm... A fixer upper." She adds diplomatically amid munching a snickerdoodle.
    "It's okay." She replies to Koji. "Whenever I miss you I just take a nap and dream about you." She says very earnestly, before she's volunteered for Tyrfing's baking. "I'd very much like to try~. Bye Koji~."
    Ah, but then there's a kiss to her forehead.
    Topaz eyes cross up as her brow furrows faintly on the contact.
    But then there's a sweet bell-like chiming sound rising from her throat in response.
    Ariel will remain for idle little chatter from here on out. Lucky is already taking a big nap in the corner.
Millie White 2018-11-20 04:16:56 100633
Millie just shakes her head. With multiple disclaimers about not being crazy, it kind of insinuated that they were, in fact, crazy. Then again, wasn't all of Tokyo? Everything had been some kind of weird Mahou Shoujo Fever Dream since her plane touched down in Japan for the second time in her life. When Lacrima tells her of the manor, Millie nods and smiles.

"Thank you, Lacrima-san. I will definitely keep that in mind." Inwardly she wondered if the Fox Girl mentioned was Jia from the other night. She didn't wonder long because something suddenly caught her attention.

Perhaps she hadn't smelled it when it first happened due to all the craziness around them, but now that she had settled down, the scent hit her like a truck. The Cure physically stumbled as her face scrunched up, eyes falling on both Princess Serenity and Tuxedo Kamen. Oh.. Oh WOW. If she had thought she was just getting used to the smell of overwhelming Dark magic, overwhelming LIGHT magic was just as potent. Her head swam for a moment while she tried to figure out what it smelled like. It was like the wind at night, crisp and clean, with an undercurrent of... was that cinnamon buns?

On the flip side, Tuxedo Kamen's magic smelled of the grass after it rained, powerful with a hint of roses and... maybe clay? There was a sweetness too, but she couldn't tell if it was the roses or not. Millie couldn't help the sneezes that began to escape her as her eyes watered slightly.
Mamoru Chiba 2018-11-20 04:17:07 100634
Usagi's fancily dressed boyfriend holds her quite happily as she leans on him, hiding his face in her hair briefly-- but then she's scuttling away and he glances up to see what she's up to-- then just laughs, and finally gets up. He reaches to pick up his tea and toast, glances around, and Koji's gone; Kyouko fell off the balcony-- and he looks a little chagrined; he'll have to call Koji later.

Jamming the toast-and-jam in his mouth with zero dignity, and gliding across the room with stately grace, Tuxedo Kamen's cape billows and trails behind him as he goes to put his cup and plate in the kitchen, then comes back out. And immediately offers Millie a handkerchief, pulled from thin air.
Lacrima 2018-11-20 04:30:48 100635
Lacrima softly nods, as she gently stops twitching and takes a deep breath. "Sorry." she says to Millie. "Light magic is basically deadly to me- and that particular person is filled with it." she says quietly. She'll walk over to Millie and gently sighs.

"As I said. I'm a vampire. This isn't my fault. I didn't want this, so I apologize. We will probably fight. I don't like fighting." she says. "I like studying creatures in the Dusk Zone." she says nervously.

"So you're a Pretty Cure...?" she asks. "---maybe it's better if I don't ask which specific one." she says quietly.

"Um.. right. Rules, are posted over there. But they basically all amount to don't fight and act like a reasonable person I think. You should still read them." she says softly. "I think..."

Yeah nervous now. She looks towards the others. "I hope you've all been okay? I haven't.. visited in a while. Since... I spoke to Mamoru-kun about a vat of rose honey." she says.
Usagi Tsukino 2018-11-20 04:31:02 100636
Mamoru is her constant. She knows how he feels, and he knows how she feels, about each other and those around them, and in all of that is the surest bubble of safety she could ever have.

But with Rei, they had tried once before. They had tested the waters and it hadn't worked then, for either of them. Yet now, Usagi wanted to see. Without pushing.

So she leans up, gently, and it's just a little kiss.

Saburo Yukimura 2018-11-20 04:31:29 100637
Half of the shenanigans are distracted and henshin equals no more hangover, which means that Jadeite is feeling much better. He makes idle chat with Ariel for a few moments, but soon enough has turned to Millie - the newest person in the room, and the newest Precure, according to Kyouko, and - well, not the person who's received the worst introduction to the Earth Court Frat House, but definitely not the best one.

"I hope the PDA didn't make you sneeze, because they're... well, not like this all the time, but kind of also like this all the time?"
Rei Hino 2018-11-20 04:43:12 100639
Rei is feeling much less thoughtful as she straightens up, holding one hand on her side and pushing to realign her spine properly as she groans, "Huuuuu, I think you broke my ba-"
    Then Usagi kisses her.
    Usagi Tsukino kisses her and Rei turns BRIGHT red!
    A thousand buried feelings and memories resurface, and Rei eloquently sums them up with "Uh- buh- uh- uh- d'aaaahh...!"
    Usagi kissed her!
    And now she's hiding under a cape.
    Not getting any less red over here! Granted, it's her color, but it's supposed to be on her wardrobe, not her face.
    "I should... I should... maybe I should... uh!" Rei eyes the door, and she eyes Mamoru's cape, and she can't QUITE make eye contact with Mamoru, and MAN is it hot in here or what? "Suh-sorry... uh... about the drink and...uh." Rei looks down. "And uh." Rei's heart is just RACING with a cocktail of feelings that amount to extremely confused anxiety at the moment and she just sorta squeaks, "Laaaaattteerrrr..." as she shambles towards the door.
Millie White 2018-11-20 04:50:00 100640
The sneezing became worse the closer Tuxedo Kamen got, to the point that Millie took a step back and had to lean against the wall to stay mostly upright. The scent was powerful but that was just because it was new to her. As someone who was probably famous probably said at some point probably, 'this too shall pass'. She blearily yet gratefully accepted Tuxedo Kamen's handkerchief and used it to wipe at her watering eyes.

"S-Sorry, I uh--" She sneezed one last huge sneeze before sniffling pathetically. Even so, she did her best to smile. "So uh, turns out that after I awakened as a Cure, I have the ability to smell magic." She quickly waved her hands in front of her as if realizing what that must sound like. "Y-Your magic doesn't smell bad! It's just... really powerful." She finishes lamely, pawing at her face to wipe away the last of the sneeze-tears. Now that she had relatively finished sneezing, she turned to Lacrima. Her expression was a little watery, but still kind.

"I swore to Hayabusa-san that I would protect her, and you. You're important to her and she trusts you, so I trust you. I'm Cure Shield. If you ever need help, don't hesitate. I'll come runnin'." She offered, glancing at the rules. She would read them once the sniffles subsided.
Mamoru Chiba 2018-11-20 04:52:58 100641
Tuxedo Kamen, bumped into Jadeite by Usagi basically crawling rapidly under his cape, proceeds to lean on the blond Shitennou, then look at Millie with concern. "Okay. Well. I can definitely leave. If you want non-magical and non-hung-over me, you'll probably want tomorrow, though." And Rei flees past them and he looks really confused at her, then returns his attention to Millie and Lacrima.

"What does my magic smell like?" he asks with extreme interest. And then puts his hand over his mouth. "Sorry. Not about me. Right. Yes. Tuxedo Kamen, for the record. Or Prince Endymion. Or just Mamoru Chiba, depending. That's me. Pleased to meet you. Please don't mind the girl under my cape, she's my fiancee."
Saburo Yukimura 2018-11-20 05:00:24 100642
Oh, they're doing introductions now? After all of that? Well, alright then, if it's time to fake being a respectable person, he can do that, sure. "I think someone mentioned that I'm Jadeite, but if they didn't, that's me. I'm one of Mamoru's five guardians, even against things like awful hangoer concoctions."

And then, because Mamoru is clearly trying to be all polite but Jadeite really does want to know, he adds, "What does his magic smell like? And hers, for that matter?"

Hers, is of course, referring to Usagi the cape-hide-under-er.
Usagi Tsukino 2018-11-20 05:01:49 100643
Mamoru's cape rustles at Jadeite's question. "Do I smell like bunnies?!?!" As the literal rabbit of the moon, this feels like a legit question.
Lacrima 2018-11-20 05:09:33 100644
Lacrima takes a deeper breath. "Okay." she says quietly. She relaxes a little more. "...I'm glad to hear that... she doesn't hate me. Over this." she says quietly. "I've been.. trying to stack the deck against me." she says. She shifts. "Ariel is my girlfriend. If you see she needs help at any time, I'd appreciate if you helped her, too." she says.

"I... drain people. I won't due if I don't.. 'feed', but. I will turn into a mindless monster if I don't. If you encounter me feeding. I won't take it personally if you try to boot me on the nose. Just... understand why I do so. I don't try to hurt the people I drain I..."

"Sorry. I'm beating myself up for no good reason." she says, as she eyes Mamoru, then just gives a little nervous smile, before she looks over to Jadeite. Then back to Mille. "Mamoru is kind of the Prince of Earth or at least. Kind of? Hard to explain. He has guardians. Also. I'm an honorary human because the Prince of Earth said so, so there." she huffs.

"Just to. Be clear." she says to Millie. "I was a human before. I've been this thing for a little over two years now. You'll.. hear people call me Norie Okana. That's me.... ah--"

"A warning. If you see a guy in silver armor with a red cross on the front. That's my brother. He's the reincarnation of Saint George and he might call you a witch or something and try to kill you. So. Um. Claim you're a magic knight or something. Maybe he'll let it slide and just an a regular asshole to you." she says glumly.

"...Dragon living with me in the manor is the Dragon from the story of Saint George and the Dragon. That story is hilariously wrong. If you come by the manor, Lamya-chan can tell you about it in person maybe."

"Also he had the nerve to fricken attack this place when Mamoru was letting me stay here when that particular bit of awful came to light. That's always a bad idea. This place is basically a fortress. Filled with powerful 'good guys' and many 'good guys' on speed dial."
Millie White 2018-11-20 05:25:16 100645
Millie looked to Tuxedo Kamen, Jaedite, and Tsukino-san thoughtfully when asked the question. What did it smell like? Hopefully she could explain it properly. "Well...The Prince over here smells like petrichor. Y'know, after it rains and the grass smells all earthy and nice? There's... roses and clay in there too I think. And something sweet! Maybe chocolate? It all works together, I promise, it's a nice smell." Now her kind emerald gaze rounded on Usagi. She took another sniff, and smiled warmly. "Tsukino-san, have you ever taken a walk at night in the moonlight? When there is a gentle breeze and all is quiet? It... smells like that if that makes any sense, but also... I think cinnamon buns. It's very calming, a nice smell too."

Millie listened to Lacrima's tale and her brows furrowed deeper and deeper with concern. Poor Lacrima... she had been human, and then turned into a vampire. She had to feed, but it was energy she fed on instead of blood? That wasn't as bad, right? At the mention of her going mad if she didn't feed, Millie's gaze became sharp. "Lacrima-san, if you find yourself in a pinch and need to drain someone, I volunteer. That way no one else risks getting hurt and you won't go mad with hunger." She pauses before lifting one of her arms as if flexing her muscles. "I've got a lot of energy, enough to spare, promise!" She said with a lopsided grin. Had she just offered herself as a vampire snack? Yep. That was exactly what just happened. "And don't worry, I have a bit of experience being a knight. I'll watch out for your brother. Thanks for the heads up!"