Working with Another Big Sis


Sakura and Akari chat a bit while working at the Gullwing Cafe.

Date: 2018-12-08
Pose Count: 11
Rosalie Janus 2018-12-08 23:22:10 101475
It's a nice Sunday, there's no school, and it's just past the morning rush and into the lull before lunchtime begins.

In the employees-only hallway out back, there's a broom closet. Improbably enough, Akari steps out! She's dressed in simple gray clothes, an apron, and a name tag; Rubindorn is hidden away in her pocket, but in easy reach if an emergency happens.

She makes her way to the front, hesitates a moment and takes a deep breath, and then steps out, ready to face the day and, y'know, her NEW JOB. C'mon, Akari, you can do this! she thinks to herself. This is one of the things my infiltration form was MADE for!
Sakura Kinomoto 2018-12-08 23:26:48 101476
Sakura Kinomoto was already there! Why? Because she liked the extra pocket change. AND it taught her responsibility! And... well. It meant she got more time with Haruna, her OTHER big sister. And she loved doing that.

Tomoyo was there, in the corner, usually recording Sakura. Because she just loved watching how hard working Sakura was. Though, sometimes, she did help. If it was needed. But Sakura was determined NOT to mess it up. She was a hard worker, a good worker! And so, when Akari came out... There she was. "Hi!" she called out happily. "We need some dishes done in the back ground, do you mind helping me with them?"

... Sakura was a bit too short to wash them properly herself without risking falling into the sink.
Rosalie Janus 2018-12-08 23:37:06 101477
Akari smiles. "Hi, Sakura-imoutochan!" she says, giving Tomoyo a wave as well. "Sure, doing dishes will be no problem."

She moves to join Sakura by the sink. The past few days ... well, ever since her encounter with Signum which made it seem as though she had an interest in Akari specifically, everything else about her situation started to overwhelm her. But after she moved into room 3 in Haruna's hidden bunker the other day ...

Well, she's not back into top shape yet. But between the little bit of extra stability, and the fact that she'll get to see Sakura more often, she already feels like she's back on the upswing.
Sakura Kinomoto 2018-12-08 23:45:27 101478
Sakura Kinomoto happily hummed as she worked, rinsing and drying the dishes as Akari did them, taking her time to relax and enjoy herself. However, as they moved through things... She glanced over. "Hey... Akari-san? Are you doing okay? I know everything will be kind of.... must be kind of rough right now," she mumbled as she dried a cup.

"But... just know we're all here for you. Okay? And I know Haruna-san would NEVER, EVER let anything hurt you. She's one of the coolest and awesomeost and prettiest girls EVER and she's saved my life dozens and dozens of times!"
Rosalie Janus 2018-12-08 23:55:46 101479
Akari manages a soft chuckle at Sakura's enthusiasm. "... My first thought is, 'hey, I want to be able to save my little sis's life too!'" She focuses on cleaning and handing dishes over to Sakura. "... which is kind of weird, since I don't want you to be in danger, but, y'know. You're a magical girl, with everything that comes with it."

There's a moment of silence as she works. Then she says, "I'm definitely doing better than I was when I came here to ask Haruna-san for help the other day." She smiles over at Sakura. "Just having a safe place to sleep makes a huge difference, even without all the other bonuses."
Sakura Kinomoto 2018-12-09 00:00:22 101480
Sakura Kinomoto giggled and then smiled up at her. "Well... then I guess I'm really lucky. Between you and Haruna, I know noone will ever be able to hurt me." She closed her eyes for a moment and leaned on the other girl.

"You're amazing. Both of you." she said oh so happily. "And of course it does, silly... Because a place to sleep... Is a home. And everybody needs and wants a home. Even the meanie people out there always feel better when they have somewhere to be safe and sound."
Rosalie Janus 2018-12-09 00:06:26 101481
Akari chuckles. "Yui, too!" she says. She shrugs. "I mean, I still had the warehouse," she murmurs. "But. Not as safe anymore, and ... well, many memories." She's told Sakura that she broke up with Mikoto, but she made it clear that she really doesn't want to talk about the details.

She glances down at Sakura. "Maybe if more of the meanies had a little sister like you, they might be less mean, too," she adds cheerfully. "I mean, I've probably said this a hundred times already, but ... thank you."
Sakura Kinomoto 2018-12-09 00:15:47 101482
Sakura Kinomoto hummed and then... "Maybe. I could tell Takashi-kun I'm willing to be his little sister. Lacrima-chan, too. Though I don't think she's really mean, so much as just grouchy. It was.... she wasn't very agressive even when she was threatening me. and if I can be completely honest? I don't think she wanted to..." she mumbled.

She nodded. "Do... you wanna talk about those.... memories?" she asked softly. "If you can't... I understand."
Rosalie Janus 2018-12-09 00:21:03 101483
Akari nods. "Yeah, definitely 'grouchy' is a better way to describe Lacrima-chan than 'mean', I think," she says. "I've spoken with her a few times, in the safety of Chiba-san's place, and ..." She shrugs. "She's just always been doing the best she can, I think." She considers this. "Though it you do ask Agera-san ... well ..." She shrugs. "Once things go back to normal --" If and when he gets his powers back. "-- I'd rather you did it from a position where I could rescue you if things go badly enough."

She considers Sakura's other question as she works through the dishes, a frown crossing her face. After a moment, she just silently shakes her head.
Sakura Kinomoto 2018-12-09 00:24:32 101484
Sakura Kinomoto nodded. "Oh, don't worry. If I told Takashi-kun I was gonna be his little brother, I would NOT do it somewhere he could trap me. I am smarter than I look!" she said firmly, with a smile. She then heard that and sighed.

"I understand. Just.... Always remember, no matter what happen,s ou have friends. Okay?" she said, before smiling. "And no matter what happens... Just know we're always here. For you, okay?" Then hugged her. Getting her a likttle wet. "After all, you're my big sister!"
Rosalie Janus 2018-12-09 00:28:06 101485
Akari smiles and nods. Sakura's a magical girl, she can take care of herself ... mostly.

And then she blinks as she gets wet! "Ah ..." She laughs, and gently hugs Sakura back, probably getting her a bit wet as well. "Of course, Sakura-imouto!" she says softly. She waits a few seconds before saying, "Now, uh, let's get back to work, okay?"