Not a special day at all

Unmei and Takara mope around, missing thanksgiving... And so a new idea is formed. Rather than mope apart, instead they can go and have Thanksgiving together! That's pretty much it.

Date: 2018-11-22
Pose Count: 31
Unmei Tama 2018-11-22 23:45:48 100759
Unmei Tama was sitting in her corner, relaxed, drinking from a drink as she played on her phone? Why? Because for some reason she wanted to be around people today. Not that she saw anyone she knew but... Well...

Since Pin and Win had disappeared, even if she had her powers back... It was lonely being back home, alone, and not having anyone she knew to talk to. She had no new anime to watch and just... She wanted to be around people for some weird reason.
Takara Himura 2018-11-22 23:49:51 100760
"You look like you need a friend," comes a voice from behind Unmai. Takara is standing there, holding a rather large decidant looking milkshake in one hand, her cane in the other, and rose colored glasses try to hide her blind white eyes. "You have an aura of gloom that even a blind person can see."
Unmei Tama 2018-11-22 23:53:56 100761
Unmei Tama chuckled and gave a sigh. "Do I really look that glum?" she asked, not looking up. "Yeah. Just.... bored and.... lonely.I guess," she mumbled with shake of her head. "My name is Unmei, nice to meet you. I guess I--" She finally looked up and... "Oh my gosh you're blind!" she just blurted out. Then urked. "W-wait, I didn't mean to yell that, I'm sorry, sometimes I just, I mean, I wasn't very attentvie, I was kind of bli-- errrr, not see-- errrr... Wanna sit with me?"
Takara Himura 2018-11-22 23:59:17 100762
Takara Himura just laughs good-naturedly, and sits down with a, "Sure." The blond girl grins, as Unmei just stumbles over herself and says, "Nono. It's all good. I don't get offended easily." She folds up her cane and places it on the table, and takes a deep sip of her milkshake. "So. What's up?"
Unmei Tama 2018-11-23 00:03:45 100763
Unmei Tama stared at her for the longest time. 'My mascots disappeared and I dn't know where they've gone and I don't wanna bther anyone because it feels selfish!' is a bit much. Not to mention the other girl wouldn't remember it anyway. "I've just... missed some of my friends that went away. I don't have many so.... I guess I'm moping and just feeling sorry for myself."

"How about you? Having fun today?"
Takara Himura 2018-11-23 00:12:23 100764
Takara Himura takes another sip of her drink, tilting her head as she listens. "Mm," she says thoughtfully. "Friends." She does sound like she quite believes Unmei, but doesn't press it. "Well. I'm sure they'll be back in your life. Your.. well... nevermind. I'm sure they'll be back."

As for herself she just sighs. "Enh. I'm doing a fair bit of moping myself. Grew up in America for some time and they have a holiday called Thanksgiving. It's kinda dumb when you really think about it, but it's a holiday where you get together with your family and cook lots of food and stuff your face and just be with each other." She heaves another sigh and leans back in her chair. "I miss it. Partially because my dad is no longer with us so ... it just doesn't feel like family anymore, and partially because my mom's working today so it's just me."
Unmei Tama 2018-11-23 00:24:50 100765
Unmei Tama nodded. "I hope... I might have accidentally driven them off. I... hope they come back..." she grumbled. What if they were... dead?

She nodded. She was about to ask why she was upset. Then... "O-oh... oh it's thanksgiving... I... forgot..." she mumbled, wilting. "My parents are probably eating some..." And she felt tears welling up in her eyes before she closed them. Nope. Nope nope nope. They wanted NOTHING to do with her. She was a girl now. And that meant... she was unlovable or... something. At least by them.

"Yeah... it's... not dumb... what's your mom do? Why not visit her at work? It's what I'd do..." she mumbled softly.
Takara Himura 2018-11-23 00:31:04 100766
Takara Himura scootches her chair towards Unmei until she bumps into the other girl, and leans over to hug her when the tears come. "Hey, hey," she says softly, soothingly. "It'll be okay." The blind girl doesn't know exactly what is making Unmei so sad, but knows that sometimes you just need somebody to give you a hug and tell you things are okay.

"My mom works for the consulate. There's a whole bunch of security clearances you have to go through to visit, so... I just don't."
Unmei Tama 2018-11-23 00:41:19 100767
Unmei Tama nodded, nestling against her. "My... parents made it crystal clear they never wanted to see me again... A few.... weeks ago so... I mean... c-could be worse... probably...." she mumbled.

"Probably at home right now. Or better yet, celebrating some... party with people they actually like and aren't useless drains on-- nope. Not doing that. Not going into a funk over some... stupid jerks... should... you know what? Let's... do something. What was your name? Let's go have some fun. I think everyone else is busy and... moping is stupid. So let's not be stupid and go have fun."
Takara Himura 2018-11-23 00:45:42 100768
Takara Himura gives the girl a huuuuge hug before letting go. "My name is Takara Himura," she says. "I'm... I'm sorry to hear that. Do you even have a place to stay?" She thinks about doing something fun and suggests, "We could buy lots of food, and take it over to my place and have our own Thanksgiving celebration?"
Unmei Tama 2018-11-23 00:50:59 100769
Unmei Tama nodded. "Oh. Yeah. I have friends. They... they've been taking care of me. Roof, food, all that. I'm not homeless or anything like that! I've actually been really lucky, in that regard. I..."

She trailed off, then.... "Some really, really bad people had me under their thumbs for a while. Then... I started falling apart and... then these other nice people came and saved me. I was really, really lucky..." she said with a smile. "Really lucky... Thanksgiving sounds fun. Let's... let's do it."
Takara Himura 2018-11-23 00:58:53 100770
"Other nice people?" Takara asks, grinning as she stands up. "Like the local magical girls?" She tucks her can under her arm, and takes another deep sip of her milkshake. Holding out her hand she says, "Lead the way."
Unmei Tama 2018-11-23 01:04:10 100771
Unmei Tama was in the midst of getting up.

Then Takara said that. She yelped, stumbled, and fell over. "W-who? What? How did you, ow ow ow owwww..." Kinda dug it into her leg, there. Then stared at the girl. "How did you know?" she hissed. "Is it that obvious? Wait. You.... you aren't eclipse, are you?"
Takara Himura 2018-11-23 01:08:39 100772
Takara Himura's hand flashes out and catches Unmei before she manages to fall all the way to the floor, and helps her to her feet. "Careful, there." At the question she just grins, takes a sip of her milkshake and says, "Takes one to know one, as they say." Once she's sure that Unmei is steady on her feet she says, "C'mon. Lead the way. I'll tell you on the way there."
Unmei Tama 2018-11-23 01:11:00 100773
Unmei Tama nodded, beginning to walk and follow the girl and... "Oh my gosh, so you're one, too? Isn't it the coolest one? I mean, we get to fight bad guy and we have powers and sometimes we get wishes granted and it's so cooool!" she whispered, almost hopping as they walked.
Takara Himura 2018-11-23 01:17:35 100774
Takara Himura lets Unmei lead the way, so she doesn't have to fight the crowd, and, once outside, directs her to which public transport to use to get to a store near her home. Once on the train, and it's a little more private she explains. "Yeah. Kinda. It's weird with me. I'm... I'm the reincarnation of..." she stakes a breath and starts again. "Ever heard of the Blind Swordsman Zatoichi? I'm a reincarnation of a protege of his. She lost her life fighting the Nightmare King and I've kind of picked up where she left off. I fight the youma the infest people's dreams."

She pauses, and bites her lip and says, "One of the things that I can do is I can... well, 'see' isn't quite the right word but... 'see' the strings of fate that bind everybody together and yours... yours is weird. Between that and the three heavy sighs in under a minute made me approach you."
Unmei Tama 2018-11-23 01:23:10 100775
Unmei Tama nodded. "A... dream fighter? I've seen it. And really? Huh. My last girl friend was a reincarnation of a samurai," she said with a smile. "I must attract them. Err, that... that wasn't me hitting on you. Just. You know. Talking... to you. Ugh," she said, flushed red.

"Really? Strings of fate? That's funny. Apparently my powers come from one of the fates. Well, thats what Pin said. Clotho, the weaver of fate. I wonder if that's it? My whole... powers... thing.... is supposed to be to basically throw off fate and change how things... play out," she said with a smile. "It's... not been the most useful. But it's nice."
Takara Himura 2018-11-23 01:32:18 100776
Takara Himura pats Unmei on the shoulder. "It's okay. I know you weren't. Besides I'm not into girls." She blinks. "I mean. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it's just not my thing, she clarifies." Ahem. Anyway.

When Unmei explains herself she scowls slighty and nods. "Yeah. Yeah, that would make sense. Its...." she scowls a bit more. "Okay. So. For normal people their string kind of goes all the way forward," She says pointing in one direction, "to all the way back," she points with the other hand, indicating a line that goes off into the horizon. "Yours is," she brings her hands together holding them about a foot apart. "This long. One end is unraveling while the other is kind of ... pulling in threads out of nowhere. Always kind of reinventing itself as time goes by."
Unmei Tama 2018-11-23 01:42:43 100777
Unmei Tama blinked and then... nodded. "Y-yeaaaah..." she said innocently. Nope. Nope nope nope. Doooon't think about, nooooo.... "That's okay. It's normal. I'm... I shouldn't be dating, anyway."

She blinked and glanced back. "Huh. That... makes sense," she mumbled. "Pin said I had no fate. Either I died, or just.... never did anything with my life. That's why I got the clotho gem. Because 'it created the most alterations to fate' or... something. I don't know. It's weird," she said with a shrug. "It's also a pain in the butt sometimes because it changes my hair and gets me overly emotional and just.... guhhhhhh, some days."
Takara Himura 2018-11-23 02:08:06 100778
Takara Himura 's eyebrows raise. "Changes your hair? That sounds neat!" She scowls a bit. "I don't know who Pin is but he's... he's wrong." She looks thoughtful as she seems to just stare at something even though she's blind. "People who die... their strings just... end. There may be some lines that belong to other people that kind of keep going because, even if you die, you still have an impact on people. Yours is kinda.... making it up as you go along? Your fate is doing improv."
Unmei Tama 2018-11-23 02:13:05 100779
Unmei Tama nodded. "Yeah. I... don't tihnk my strings ever affected anyone. Well. They weren't GOING to affect anyone. Ever. At any time. Like I didn't exist or... something..." she mumbled. "Kind... of pathetic, when I say it out loud... Wow... I'm... kind... of a loser...' she mumbled, her eyes lowered.

"... Sorry. Maybe.... this is a bad idea. I mean, you seem kinda... cool and..."
Takara Himura 2018-11-23 02:20:58 100780
"Nonsense!" Takara nearly shouts. "You're being too hard on yoruself. And it sounds like you need a friend right now and... to be honest... I kinda want to have this Thanksgiving with you, now that we started it. I didn't think I'd mind just skipping it this year, but talking about it made me realize how much I missed it."
Unmei Tama 2018-11-23 02:27:05 100781
Unmei Tama flushed and nodded. "Well... if you're sure..." she mumbled, her eyes lowering.

".... Maybe... I should try and call my parents again. It's... been a few months since... I mean..." she mumbled and lowered her eyes. "... Do you think they'd have green bean casserole? I like green bean casserole... And mashed potatoes... ohhhh, apple pie... What's your favorite thing?"

Yes, focus on food! Not horrible families!
Takara Himura 2018-11-23 02:36:56 100782
"STUFFING," Takara says emphatically. "Oh by the Gods, the carbs. I love it so much. And all the things you said too!" There's a little tinkle noise that comes from Takara's pocket and a tinny voice says, <<New Message... from... Mom...>>. "Oh!" she says, pulling out her phone, which is one of the ones that still has an honest to goodness keyboard attached. She presses a few buttons, the phone repeating to her what it is that she's doing so she knows what she's navigating to, until she's at her text messages, and plays the message.

<<Hello... sweetie ... got off early... will be home soon... stopping to pick up dinner.>>

"Sweet," is the blind girl and replies, the phone reading back the kanji entered back to her. <<Bringing a friend. Be sure to pick up stuffing and apple pie.>> A few seconds pass. <<New... Message... From: Mom>> <<Okay. I'm glad I'm finally meeting one of your friends>>. Takara blushes a bright pink and says, out loud, "Mom!" She tilts her head over to Unmei's direction. "You heard all that right?"
Unmei Tama 2018-11-23 02:41:57 100783
Unmei Tama blinked and stared. "Err... i ummm.... I heard all of that. I don't... think that'd be a good idea. You already said you don't get to spend much time with your family, right? And, ummm..." Blink. "Oh, will... you look at that. I just got a text. It... looks like one of my friends wants me to come visit. Now. You should be withj your family, and I should... go with them."

She didn't even have her phone out. She was LYING to a blind girl. On top of that, she was the worst liar. She was going to go home and pout and eat a container of oatmeal cream ice cream.
Takara Himura 2018-11-23 02:47:43 100784
Takara Himura reaches out and places a hand on Unmei's shoulder and just stares at her. It's uncanny how those pupilless eyes seem to see straight through her. "You're lying." she states. Not unkind but mildly disappointed. "Your phone didn't even go off. Look. Even if it's just me and mom, Thanksgiving is kind of a lonely thing for us. It'd be nice to share it with somebody who understands.

She pulls her hand back and says, softly, "Look. I know we just met and everything and I understand that you want to chicken out... And you can if you want... but your family seems to be jerks to you and I know how that feels. I just thought...."

She sighs and throws herself back in her seat her head tilting up to the ceiling. "Way to go, Takara," she mumbles. "You've gone and screwed everything up again."
Unmei Tama 2018-11-23 02:50:59 100785
Unmei Tama blinked, and then shook her head. "N-no! it's not that! I swear it's not... I really would like to come with you and your family and... spend thanksgiving with someone but... but you said you already... that you don't get much time with your mother. I didn't want to intrude on the little time you have with her..." she mumbled.

"i... I know being around me can be kind of a... drain on people and.... I just... I'm a burden on a lot of people and I don't wanna be a burden on you and... and take away from your time with your mother..." she mumbled feebly, poking her fingers together.

"... I'm sorry... I'll come... please don't feel bad... you didn't do anything wrong, I did. i just didn't want to be selfish again..."
Takara Himura 2018-11-23 02:54:20 100786
Takara Himura looks kind of hopeful. "You're not being selfish. Sorry. I'm not trying to guilt you or anything it's just... every time I try to be nice to people it always blows up in my face and I end up making things worse. Ever since dad left it's just been me and my mom. It'll be nice to have somebody else at the dinner table." She holds out her phone. "If my mom didn't mind she would have said so. She's like that."
Unmei Tama 2018-11-23 03:00:17 100787
Unmei Tama nodded, slowly nodding. "Y-yeah. I... I can understand that. More than I want to..." she mumbled. "Sometimes it gets just... lonely... and you just..." She flushed and nodded. "S-sure! But, um. On one condition. You have to let me pick something up, okay?" I mean, technically Mamoru was paying for it BUT IT WAS HER ALLOWANCE! SHE GOT GOOD GRADES!

"Something YOU really like. That yourm om isn't getting. Or that your mom really likes. Either or."

"And... it would be nice to... not spend the holidays alone for once..." she said, poking her fingers together.
Takara Himura 2018-11-23 03:04:22 100788
Takara Himura nods her head in assent. "Deal!" The train <<BONGS>> and announces that they're finally at their stop. "C'mon. Let's head to the store. Let's see if we can find some cranberry sauce. Or something like it." Her eyes light up when she thinks of something, "Oooh! I wonder if they make cranberry mochi?"
Unmei Tama 2018-11-23 03:10:00 100790
Unmei Tama nodded, then took her hand. Then urked. "Is... it okay? I mean... since you're blind... is that offensive for me to guide? Err..." If it was, she'd pull her hand back! But, if okayed... Well... She'd guide her into the store and get ready to get some cranberry mochi.

She was going to have a thanksgiving dinner! With an actual family! Sure, it's not HER family but... At least someone wants her around and she's not just using them. For once. She couldn't help but smile through the whole evening...