Runealy wants to talk to Fate in a quiet place, about working together more fluidly. Fate makes a bad comparison trying to explain things, but things are understood in the end!

Date: 2018-12-17
Pose Count: 13
Fate T. Waldia 2018-12-17 03:09:41 101828
Runealy wanted to talk to Fate somewhere quiet. She's more than happy to go to her usual quiet spot. So thusly, Runealy and Fate go out. Rather than bother calling the limo- Fate politely wonders if Rune would like to fly via FateAirlines-- that is, Carrying Runealy the couple miles to the park it takes to get there. "Just hold on..." she says. "This is perfectly safe." she offers. "Though I may need to make a rough landing if someone attacks us." she says. "I don't think that'll happen."

It's about 9 PM, nice and dark, and the moon is low in the air, at Waxing Gibbous, a big fat cresent-- not quite full moon. The place she's chosen is a small bench in front of one of the major ponds in the park. The moon reflects off it. It's nice, quiet, and pretty. It's her thinking place.

"Here." she says quietly as she lands and places Runealy down onto her feet as carefully as she can. "Is one of my favorite places. I started coming here alone when I was staying with Nanoha-chan, to get my thoughts together. It was suggested to find a place like that, to do so."

"I like it. It's.... pretty?" she asks. As if she's asking if this is the right term for that.
Runealy Waldia 2018-12-17 03:17:51 101830
Rune had openly approved of the idea of being flown out, and her stance on 'rough landings' had three major points. The first, to assurances this was 'safe', was "I trust you." The second was a brief note. "Mom sometimes did this with me too. ...Usually, a Queen is powerful enough to fly, if you're wondering."

Talk of a 'rough landing' was met with: "Even if it does, just drop me. I can't fly, but I can glide down okay." Thankfully, it ended up being a non-issue. There were no attacks, just an interesting aerial view of Tokyo's skyline and the moon. While she held very still on the flight over, Rune did look around a lot to take in the sights.

With plenty of time for a gentle landing, Rune drops down the inch or two necessary to get to the ground and gazes about the area. "Pretty, and... pretty great, if that's what you're doing out here. Maybe I should do that too, might've arrived at a better answer to things a lot sooner."

She makes idle steps in a few different directions, before deciding on none of them and facing Fate. At first, Rune's mood is low and quiet. "After that attack, I said what I did was pretty stupid and that mom taught me better. She did."

Then she brightens, eyes and tone raising. "However... there was something she couldn't teach me because there were no Guardian Knights then. There were also no Fates. And that's why I really wanted to talk to you tonight!"
Fate T. Waldia 2018-12-17 03:42:21 101834
Fate T. Waldia gently wonders why Runealy can't fly when she relates then, she remembers that she's a Princess and not a Queen so probably when Runealy becomes 'Queen' she'll be able to fly. Flying comes natural to most mages though- not all. Even those that can fly sometimes don't take well to it.

She nods. "Alright." she says. "Then I'll just drop you then." she says casually. Landing, she gives a light smile at Runealy's words. "It's always usually not very populated this time of night. In the spring and summer, there's ducks and geese to feed during the day."

She shakes her head. "You did your best. That's all you can do, Runealy." she says a little stiltedly. Not the best at consoling, but decent. She nods. "If there were no Guardian Knights, it makes sense she couldn't teach you something requiring them-- and if she didn't intended to have another daughter, she probably would not had readied you for a sister--- or a 'Fate'." she says stiltedly still.

"....well, I'm listening." she gives a small smile.
Runealy Waldia 2018-12-17 03:55:55 101837
"Our line has always been one Queen, one Princess to succeed her. Until the Knights I found, we haven't had any for centuries... we didn't need them. I was always taught to fight alone, or at most I might be alongside mom." Rune shakes her head a few times, hair swishing a bit.

"And that's exactly the thing. Because of that, I haven't been 'doing my best.' I haven't been coordinating with any of you very well aside from Gao... and that's mostly because I've known him for basically forever. In your case?"

Rune begins raising fingers. One finger. "It means I haven't been flying with you, when I could have been." A second finger joins it. "I've been trying to escape places to cut down on harm to innocent people, when you can put us in one of your kinds of barrier to make it not even matter. " A third. "And I haven't been trying to work with you in fights at all."

The fingers lower. "Part of that is because I wasn't trained to think about it. The other part... I didn't want this to be a case of 'welcome to the family, dear sister! Now prepare to fight, fight, fight!' I meant well, but..." A few more slow headshakes, "...Clearly that didn't work out. So I want to fix that and start working with you."
Fate T. Waldia 2018-12-17 04:23:19 101840
Fate T. Waldia listens to Runealy before saying anything. She takes it all nice and nods a bit. "It makes sense." she says softly. "You have known Gao-kun all your life. Arina-san is from your world- and you probably know her at least somewhat. Hinote-kun is from this world. So it makes sense in terms of understanding someone that you've only known him so long. I'm... well this world is the closest one I'm from."

She nods. "The time space barrier is a tool used effectivly by the 'police' on Mid-Chida, it makes collateral damage a null factor. It's also good for isolating opponenents. If I'm present, I'm going to usually make it my first action, or one of them."

"...I am...." she furrows her brow. "I do not work well with others." she admits. "I was 'trained' to fight alone. Arf is my support but... we do not often fight together. She intercedes if I falter."

"So perhaps we can benefit from--- uhm-- hrm." she says. "I don't want to say work together, we do that but-- Better sycnhronization? I think that'd be the best term for it." she gives a small smile.
Runealy Waldia 2018-12-17 04:26:58 101841
Rune lets Fate's guesses about her experience with others go without further comment. Instead, talk of the Midchildan style barrier is what really gets her attention. "Then from now on, if you're around... unless there's something dangerous about where we are, I'll stay put and trust your solution. That said, I don't understand."

Her gaze narrows. There is no edge to it, no anger or disapproval; this is visible confusion rather than rebuking Fate. "What is the difference between our ideas? 'Work together', versus 'synchronization'. I feel like I'm missing something important here."
Fate T. Waldia 2018-12-17 04:40:53 101842
Fate T. Waldia tries to figure out a better way to explain a time space barrier, but she isn't able to form the words very good in her head in a manner she thinks Runealy would understand. Technical details and she isn't very good at making things 'layman'.

Which is even more evident when Runealy asks that. "It is... hard for me to explain what I mean. We work together, but we also don't 'work together'..." she says quietly. "P--pretend there is a tower-- and-- there are. Two guards. In front of it. These Guards... work together. They know each other, they are both Guards... maybe they are friends. But.. if they're not... synchornized and working together in a different sense... they might go in a not very optimal route. Might retrace each others steps on watch and leave an opening for a thief to get into the tower."

"...I am really bad... at this...conversational stuff." she says a little embarassedly. "I did not talk a whole lot. Until recently."
Runealy Waldia 2018-12-17 04:44:07 101843
"Hmm..." Rune tilts her head down, trying to follow the explanation. There is no critique of Fate's problems or admissions. Instead, Rune starts with two hands side-by-side. "So instead of this..." She moves one hand forward, then has the other hand follow behind it.

"More like this?" The hands 'reset' to where they were, one going in a leftward arc and the other a rightward arc before converging together ahead of herself.
Fate T. Waldia 2018-12-17 04:55:49 101844
Fate T. Waldia smiles smally. "That's a good representation, too of what I meant. But I think you understood." she says. "At least enough!" she says as she tilts a bit on her feet. She shifts. "I mean. I get what you want. Is what I mean and I agree it's a great idea!" she says. "That does mean... practice." she says. "I mean... right?" she asks.

"That is. What you're asking. Practicing... working together. As a unit... right?" she suddenly asks with that little worry to her vocal patten again.
Runealy Waldia 2018-12-17 05:01:21 101845
"You're right, though we'd probably need to discuss what to practice. Otherwise we'd merely be doing random things." Rune lowers her hands, smile returning now that her confusion has been cleared up. "If we can figure out how to do it well, maybe the next time this happens we'll handle it better."

Realizing the verbal mis-step, Rune immediately raises an open palm. "Rather, I will handle it better. You did everything you should, and the fact I'm standing here is all the evidence we need of that."
Fate T. Waldia 2018-12-17 05:08:45 101846
Fate T. Waldia gives a smile and a series of nods. "Yes! We can do that at home though, too." she says. "I mean. My room is always open to you, Runealy." she says. "If you wish to discuss things in detail.". She then softly quiets and then throws her arms around Runealy and gives her an embrace.

"Thank you for being patient with me." she says in a quiet tone.
Runealy Waldia 2018-12-17 05:17:28 101847
"At home, here, or anywhere else you'd like is fine by m--" Rune is cut off by the embrace, but she leans into it quickly; much more at ease with it now than in previous times.

"Patient with you... mm... that probably goes both ways. I've done some pretty dense things up until now, you realize. I simply plan to fix it from here on, and that means respecting your talents and not simply trying to handle everything alone."
Fate T. Waldia 2018-12-17 05:28:38 101848
Fate T. Waldia nods, she relents from the hug-- not keeping it too long, but just enough. She nods. "For now... sit here and look at the moon with me?" she asks softly. "Just for a minute, before I take us back home." she smiles.