Coffee and a biscuit

Millie meets Unmei in the most gull-tacular shop around, and the two talk for a bit! Millie learns why people don't... really... talk about Unmei.

Date: 2018-11-28
Pose Count: 19
Unmei Tama 2018-11-28 01:17:58 101000
Unmei Tama was lounging in the cafe, her legs crossed, leaning back and reading a book. 'How to turn your evil girlfriend...' Or whatever it was called. What, just because she wasn't evil any more, didn't mean she didn't find it entertaining.

That and she was bored. Her apartment was wrecked, she didn't wanna go home, Lacrima she felt bad about mooching off of so SPENDING ALL DAY AT THE CAFE WOULD WORK!

Man, she really needed to find a hobby...
Millie White 2018-11-28 01:31:37 101002
It had been an eventful few days to say the least, but Millie hadn't had a chance to sit down yet. So far she had warned Stahlritter, Kyouko, and Naru...and she had just told Blue-sama about what happened so that he could pass the message on to Haruna if her texts didn't reach her for whatever reason. That was why she was at the Gullwing Cafe so soon after school had let out. Where exactly was she, though?

The tall foreigner walked nonchalantly out of the broom closet. There was literally nothing in there but brooms and cleaning supplies, which could be clearly seen when she had opened the door. When she closed the door and turned around, she was face to face with short girl with purple eyes. For a second Millie didn't know what to say as she stared, but she quickly began to stumble over her words.

"O-Oh, hello there! I was just... checking... the brooms. In the broom closet. Don't worry they're uh... they're still brooms." Her Japanese was slow and accented, but perfectly understandable. The tips of her ears burned red in embarrassment at how stupid she sounded. Hopefully this girl thought she was making a joke instead of thinking she was a moron.
Unmei Tama 2018-11-28 01:46:47 101005
Unmei Tama blinked and... stared and then... "Magical girl," she said with a nod. "Don't worry. I know there's..." She paused for a second and her eyes turned scarlet. "Err... well, I mean, unless there's... another person in there... in which case you'll likely forget what I just said anyway and...." Annnnd now she was imagining this random stranger making out in the broom closet with random people AND WHY BRAIN WHY?! WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME?!!

"... Please tell me you're a magical girl or this is just way too embarrassing and I'm gonna have to leave," she mumbled. "So you can.... get back to your... gahhhhhh....." She now had her face covered by the book, almost burning.

It was the awkward meeting the awkward.
Millie White 2018-11-28 01:54:31 101006
As soon as the other girl mentioned the words 'Magical girl', the tall foreigner tensed. Given what had happened at the warehouse a week prior, it wasn't like she could be blamed for being a bit jumpy or suspicious. It also didn't help that the girl's eyes flashed red, and she had to mentally talk herself down with the fact that red eyes didn't automatically equate to evil.

The more the girl stammered the more Millie became sure she wasn't here to harm anyone. Another person in the closet? Why would there be another person in the--oh. OH. Millie's emerald eyes flew wide and she waved her hands in front of her.

"N-No, there's no one else in there, I'm a magical girl, please don't leave!" She got out in one breath, her low voice rasping slightly as she tried to keep her volume down. Thankfully there wasn't anyone else in the cafe at the time, but still... What would she tell Haruna if she drove away her patrons? Millie mentally scolded herself for being so careless.
Unmei Tama 2018-11-28 02:09:40 101009
Unmei Tama blinked and then perked up. Still a bit red, she reached out a hand. "Well... Ummm. Good to meet you! My name is Unmei! I'm Magical girl Clotho," she said with a smile. "Err... I doubt you know who I am. They don't... really... talk... about me much. I'm more kind of... an... almost intern... magical... girl... Eh heh heh..." she mumbled, scratching her cheek.

"So, you aren't part of eclipse, are you? I mean. You seem nice, so I assume not. Buuut... Lacrima is also like... one of the nicest people I know and she's from Eclipse... so I guess you could be. Also, I'm guessing you're a friend of Haruna's, right? I mean... Most magical girls who come here are, so I assume you are, too." She gave a small smile up to the other girl.
Millie White 2018-11-28 02:21:21 101010
Well, the girl was introducing herself and offering a handshake, which was so far a good start. Millie's hand closed the distance and wrapped around Unmei's smaller hand in a firm yet surprisingly gentle handshake.

"Pleasure to meet you, Unmei-san. I'm Millie White. I am definitely not a part of Eclipse, but I am indeed a friend of Kurosawa-san's." Millie wasn't quite comfortable telling her that she was also Cure Shield, not after what happened at the Warehouse... so she left that detail unsaid for now. Unmei had said her name was also Magical Girl Clotho... well, she was correct in that she hadn't ever heard of her before. Whether that was because she was a magical girl intern or not remained to be seen. Was that what new magical girls were called? Was she secretly an intern and she just didn't know it?

"You know Lacrima-san? Huh. For a city that feels so huge, it's really small, isn't it?" she mused to herself. It was almost like everyone knew everyone, sometimes even by accident.
Unmei Tama 2018-11-28 02:28:55 101011
Unmei Tama nodded, smiling up at her and then urked. "Well... To be fair... I ummm... Was a part of eclipse at one point. Completely got my act together!" she said quickly. "But like... You know. I knew a lot of the Eclipse people from that. Though, she I met because I was trying to TP her mansion... Though I thought it was haunted at the time... and unowned and..." she just kind of rambled on, thinking about that first meeting. "Wow. Lacrima put up with a lot from me..." Aaaaand now she looked troubled.

"So, how long have you been a part of all... this?" she asked with a wide grin.
Millie White 2018-11-28 02:42:44 101013
She had been a part of Eclipse? Her broad shoulders immediately tensed, but quickly eased when Unmei explained that was how she knew Lacrima. Wow she had... wait, she had toilet paper'd Lacrima's mansion? How old was this girl? At least she hat thought it wasn't occupied... but still, destruction of property was nothing to sneeze at. When asked the question about how long she had been a part of the magical mumbo jumbo, her mind immediately jumped to that familiar date over a year ago. Millie stopped herself.

"I've been around for about a month now." The brunette responded truthfully. Well, mostly truthfully anyhow. "How about you? How long were you uh... with Eclipse?" There was no easy way to ask it, and Millie's gentle green gaze was apologetic.
Unmei Tama 2018-11-28 02:53:50 101015
Unmei Tama hummed and tapped her chin. "I... was there for about... hum. I waaaaaanna say about a year? But I think I've been free of them about... a little... almost two years now. Huh. Well, year and a half. Mamoru saved me, like. Best guy ever, him. He didn't have to but..." Then sighed. "I'm sorry, here I am giving you my life story. You don't wanna hear that. Sorry! I kinda... I ramble on a lot when I'm nervous." Her secret? She was ALWAYS NERVOUS!

"Soooo... tell me about yourself! Or..." she sighed. ".... Nevermind, I'm bothering you, aren't I? Sorry... I just..." And then sighed. Stupid. Stupid stupid stupid... "Listen, you're here for Haruna, right? She should be here soonish. I... should get going. Okay?'
Millie White 2018-11-28 03:14:00 101018
A year? But Unmei had been free of them for almost TWO s well? How could she possibly think she was only a magical INTERN? When Millie saw how nervous the other girl was getting and even claimed she should leave, the Canuck quickly shook her head.

"W-What, no, that's great news, I'm glad you've been rid of them for so long. Also, three years is at least a Magical Artisan." She joked, hoping to lighten the mood and set the other girl at ease.

"Seriously, you don't have anything to apologize for. I'm the one who kinda burst out of a broom closet and interrupted your cafe visit. Sorry about that, by the way." She scratched the back of her head sheepishly.
Unmei Tama 2018-11-28 03:23:04 101019
Unmei Tama blinked and then sighed. "No, I didn't... say intern because..." And then shook her head. "Nevermind. Was just a joke. A joke!" she lied. giving a feeble smile. Then glanced to her book.

"You ... didn't really interrupt anything. I mean... I was jsut reading the book because, well... didn't really have anywhere else to be. I guess. Man. That sounded so lame..." Then she blinked. "Wait. How DID you come out of the broom closet? Is there a magic portal in there?" And now she felt hurt. Was... was she the only one who didn't know?
Millie White 2018-11-28 03:40:16 101021
Damnit. It seemed like everything she said ended up being the wrong thing. Instead of her joke breaking the ice, it seemed to make Unmei even more nervous. The rookie Cure really was awful at this, she thought about herself dismally. Millie only vaguely heard Unmei speak about the book because the question of the portal had her eyes widening. It wasn't the content of the question that surprised her. The hurt in the shorter girl's eyes was almost tangible, and Millie's expression immediately darkened. There wasn't an easy way out of this.

With a sigh, Millie gently reached out and placed a hand on Unmei's shoulder; it wasn't to hold her in place, and it would be more than easy to simply step away. "You're a friend of Kurosawa-san, right? Unmei-san, I need to know if I can trust you." Millie tried to make eye contact with Unmei, emerald meeting purple. "I can trust you, right?"
Unmei Tama 2018-11-28 03:46:29 101023
Unmei Tama opened her mouth to say yes. And then blinked. And then... "I don't know... I think? I mean..." She crossed her arms and leaned forward, sighing.

"I was a member of Eclipse for a while, and like... if that doesn't say my judgments are terrible, I don't know what does. Then again, I was at least useful there, they needed me for things. Well. Used me for things. But I feel half the time the other girls don't trust me or... even notice me and maybe they're right? I screw up all the time. my powers keep going off on the fritz. My mascots disappeared. Not to mention trying to talk with my parents and everything... So... probably not? Just... forget I asked..."
Millie White 2018-11-28 03:55:49 101024
Millie couldn't help but softly squeeze the shorter girl's shoulder as she talked so negatively about herself. The brunette shook her head, leaning a little closer so as not to be overheard in case anyone walked in.

"I don't care about Eclipse or what the other girls or even your mascot thinks. What I care about is what you think, so if you think I can trust you, I believe you Unmei-san." Millie said simply, her tone low and soothing. She dropped her voice then just to make extra sure they were not overheard.

"There's a little safe house down there where we can take someone if they need to hide. I'm not sure how secret it's supposed to be, but you're a friend of Kurosawa-san, so I'm trusting you with this information." Millie gently patted Unmei's shoulder. "I know you'll keep it safe." There. Responsibility of trust bestowed.
Unmei Tama 2018-11-28 04:02:07 101025
Unmei Tama couldn't help but perk up a little then. Awwww. Someone trusted her! She smiled up at the girl. That... actually meant a lot to her. Likely more than Millie knew. But then a look of horror.

"Wait, it's a safe house? Are you okay? Is someone chasing you?" she asked, grasping the girl's hand. "Why aren't you at the ECFH? It's the safe house. Oh my gosh. Am I putting you in danger, by talking to you out here?" she asked, not really in a panic but... clearly upset that she could be endangering her brand new friend!

"Ohhhh, I'm such an idiot..." she whined. "Waht if something bad happened to you because I bugged you and made you come out here?" she asked softly, staring up at her.
Millie White 2018-11-28 04:15:09 101028
The look of horror surprised Millie and she was about to ask Unmei if she was alright before the look was explained. Was she...? A genuine smile spread across her face and a laugh rumbled from her chest.

"Easy there firecracker," she chuckled and squeezed the hand that had grasped hers. "I'm not in any danger. Well, not more than usual anyway. Technically." The Wolkenritter suddenly came back to the front of her mind and she frowned softly. Unmei said she was a magical girl, but how much did she know about what was happening around Tokyo? Did she know about the Warehouse? About the tome?

"... Actually, I need to warn you about something, Unmei-san." Millie's emerald gaze flickered to the door, glad that it seemed to be a slow day. If it could just stay like that a little bit longer... "It won't take long, I promise."
Unmei Tama 2018-11-28 04:23:41 101029
Unmei Tama cocked her head to the side. "Oh. Okay. If you're not in danger, that's good," she said with a smile. "why were you in a safe house, th... oh. Oh... Is... your family... that kind of family?" she asked, giving the girl a... rather resigned, 'I understand' look. "I'm sorry about that." OH MY GOSH!

She then perked up a bit. "Warn me about something? Is there a problem? Oh! Is it about why you were in the safe house?" She glanced at her watch. "I... have a little bit of time. So, ummm, if it's fast, sure! I'd love to hear all about it!"
Millie White 2018-11-28 04:30:38 101031
A sheepish grin returned to Millie's face. "I am not in the safe house for any reason, I was just checking something. No need to worry, honest." She said truthfully. When Unmei confirmed that she would hear her out, Millie leaned down so she could speak discreetly in the shorter girl's ear.

"There's a group of Belkan Knights wandering around Tokyo right now attacking people and draining their linker cores to power a big book. There's Signum, a tall pink haired woman with a sword, and Zafira, a silver haired man with dog ears and a shield. They are very powerful. You're far more experienced than I am but just... be careful, okay? I don't think they care who's linker cores they drain."
Unmei Tama 2018-11-28 04:34:12 101032
Unmei Tama nodded, listening. And then blanched a little bit. Her face turned serious and she nodded. "Okay. Signum, Zafira. Got it. If I see either of them, I'll make sure to do my best to not cause any issues with them, or fight them. Okay? I'll be careful. And trust me, if there's one thing I'm good at, it's avoiding tro--" She trailed off.

"It's running away!" Well, that one was slightly more accurate. She then got to her feet. "Tohugh, I do need to go, but... before I do." And then she stepped forward and gave her a big, tight hug. "It was great to meet you, Millie! And I hope we can be great friends! But I really should get going. Bye!" before running out of the shop.