You need MY help?

Date: 2018-12-19
Pose Count: 9
Unmei Tama 2018-12-19 00:39:06 101851
Unmei Tama was laying on the couch(or, well, it was a mansion. Possibly any of the couches.) She was upside down and just, well, watching some magical girl anime. How the girl found time to watch it all and get to her homework(which she DID do every day, thank you very much), was anyone's guess. Granted, without magic, she had a LOT of... time on her hands. Which she seemed to be filling up with magical girl anime. And hugging pillows to her chest. And wallowing in self misery(but at least for that she tended to like... hide away in her temporary room and lock the door.)

Of course... She'd also been watching a lot since... She'd tried to visit her parents again. It had been calmer, this time. Unmei had thought, well... it'd been a few months. It was the holidays. Unmei had... no one... Well. Apparently she'd been invited to a christmas dinner with this girl she met. But she didn't really have any family. And so she'd wanted to connect with hers. Could anyone blame her? It'd gone about as well as expected. But this time her parents didn't resort to physical violence.

Just verbal violence. They may have called Unmei some really, really nasty things. To unmei's credit she managed to make it back to the car before having to hold Lacrima and just cry, and she even stopped before they made it home. So yay, progress!

It probably wasn't coincidence that the closer the holidays got, the more she watched 'silly' magical girl animes. Where everything always turned out okay. And people had families that loved and cherished them. And even the ones WITHOUT families originally(usually the temporary villain who became a good guy), eventually got adopted into another team member's family, or random family, or something... Subtle.
Lacrima 2018-12-19 01:04:09 101852
Lacrima was happy to take Unmei back to Italy and let Unmei try her parents again. She knew where that was gonna go. That's just how things like that go. Her parents aren't going to change their minds, short of some sort of magical intervention. Her mind started to wander towards Mamoru's powers-- maybe empathic, psychic abilities could make them realize they are huge buttholes.

No, no Mamoru didn't need to deal with this garbage. Like at all. She's been keeping the two visits low key, too. Unmei doesn't want masses of people to know, right?

Regardless, it's today now. And Unmei learns how Lacrima's day goes: She emerges from the basement around six thirty in the morning, she cleans, she cooks breakfast for the house--- usually 'eggs and a meat'--- sometimes lazier things like a big pot of oatmeal with berries mixed in. She cleans. She makes sure the manor is tidy. Then she'll indulge in fun things--- practice her dance hobby in the former 'smoking room' off the vesitbule, watch anime-- though it probably means whatever you're watching at the moment. Texting Ariel. Sending cute selfies to her.

Though today, when she's done with the chores, she sits down neat Unmei. "...Hey, Unmei-chan." she says softly. "...settled in alright?" she asks awkwardly-- not a usual tone.
Unmei Tama 2018-12-19 01:09:19 101853
Unmei Tama glanced over and cocked her head to the side. "Hmmmm?" She, generally, TRIED to either keep out of the way, or even help. And hey, eggs and meat was an easy, delicious thing to cook. "Yeah, just watching Go.... oh, doesn't matter. It's the valentines episode where Nora-chan finds out that her father had been watching over her in secret and..." She trailed off. She just reached out to turn it off and then roll over so she was right side up. Well, she tried to. Instead, she kind of flailed a bit and then fell off the couch, landing face first. "O-ow..." she hissed, before sitting up, holding her nose. Truly the most graceful of the magical girls.

"What's up? Anything I can help with?" That... wasn't casual at all. She siounded almost desperate to do it.
Lacrima 2018-12-19 01:27:58 101854
Lacrima winces a bit when Unmei righted herself. "Are you okay?" she asks as she leans forward a bit to examine Unmei's nose and face. "...Alright you look fine." she says as she leans back. She sighs and crosses her arms and shifts a little uncomfortably. "---Yes. I do. Actually..." she says quietly. "You asked me.. a while ago. To ask you... if I had a need of you..." she says quietly.

"-- there is a... person who ran away from Eclipse." she says softly. "That Eclipse wants back." she says. "A living magical program- by the name of Akari Hayabusa." she says.

"I need to capture her and bring her back." she says very quietly. "Or-- I... need to appear to be making my very best attempt to." she says as she crosses her arms and paces a little to the right. She taps her foot.
Unmei Tama 2018-12-19 01:30:52 101855
Unmei Tama blinked and stared up at her, just holding her face. And then... her eyes widened. "Y-you need me?" she asked softly. Sounding... excited. For once.

Although, once she said who it was to capture, well... "Wait... Akari? Err... the girl working at the gull Cafe?" she asked, sounding a mite concerned now. Wait, was this because... Then... "Oh. Oh yeah. She... err... mentioned that," she said, cocking her head to the side.

"I'm... not sure I get what you mean. Appear to be making your very best attempt to? What exactly are you asking me? I mean... I'm kind of living with you right now. I'm not sure having me pretend to 'protect' her from you would be very believable."
Lacrima 2018-12-19 01:37:21 101856
"Ah... you misunderstand." she says quietly. "No, No the other way. I need you to help me capture her." she says softly. "Not the other way around." she says. "I need to make my very best attempt because I don't actually want to capture her... but the people sending me are.... at the top of the totem pole as it we're. People I can't tell to go get bent and get someone else to do it." she says with a seethe through her teeth.

"If I snagged one of my friends to help me, it'd look even better than if I was trying alone." she says. "---I..."

She says. "I can't 'fake' my attempt to catch her. I need to actually try. So I have been stacking the deck against myself. But I also need to put a few cards in my hand, too else--- it looks like I'm just throwing the match, as it we're." she says with a sigh.
Unmei Tama 2018-12-19 01:47:27 101857
Unmei Tama blinked a few times, and opened her mouth. Then stopped. She stared at the other girl, seeming to be balancing it. Well... Lacrima was... good. But Akari was good and on the good side. So there were likely a lot of people who'd help her. But Lacrima... Lacrima didn't have that many people who could help her 'capture', did she?

She lowered her hands and nodded. "Well... Err. They'll know it's just pretend, right? I mean, the other girls? And no one in Eclipse would know, though? And they'd know it's just a one time thing, right? Since like... I'm definitely NOT working for Eclipse again. But..."

And then she just stepped forward and hugged LAcrima. Tightly. "And of course I will!" she said happily, giving her a tight squeeze. "You're my best friend in the whole world!" she pulled back and gave a little giggle. "And this'll be so much fuuuun! I can pretend to be all temporarily evil! Mwa ha ha ha! I need to work on my evil laugh again. Been sooooo long since I did that. And, ohm y gosh. I could get some eye shadow! Give myself eeeeeevil make up. Oh this is gonna be so much fun!" she said with a giddy giggle. "Thanks, Lacrima! I can't wait!"

Who woulda thought, the drama queen loves... drama.
Lacrima 2018-12-19 02:11:23 101858
Lacrima softly nods. "I've asked a lot of people. They know why I'm asking them to hit me as hard as they can." she says softly. "I'm not wanting them to hold back-- it looks. Disingenuous if I'm not actually taking the hits." she says.

"And 'actually' failing." she says quietly as she shifts quietly. "You don't need to try as hard, of course. You just being there helping me would be enough-- an--"

Then there's a hug and she tenses bit manages to hug back. Surprise hugs still catch her off guard. She relaxes a lot.

"I...uh..." she blinks. "--do you wanna borrow some of mine? I mean..." she huffs a bit and fidgets. "I probably have what you want if you're going for that kind of look." she says gently.
Unmei Tama 2018-12-19 02:21:45 101860
Unmei Tama nodded, finally letting her go and... Actually hoping with excitement. "This is going to be so cool! And yes, please. I'd love to. Oh my gosh, I can be Dark Clotho. this is gonna be awesome. Everyone KNOWS that DARK magical girls are wayyyyy hotter than normal magical girls. And oh my gosh, this will be the perfect opportunity to really try myself out against the other girls!" She was practically hopping with excitement.

"Oh my gosh, can I do a bad guy speech? I've realllllly missed doing bad guy speeches. Like, the whole 'Bah, what we're doing is for the greater good and you can never hope to beat us because we are stronger than you and rawr! Eeeee!" Well, if nothing else this was probably the most alive she'd seen her in ages.

"Ohhhhh I can't WAIT! I'll need to practice my magic though, once they come back. I still wonder why my outfit and... some of my stuff wasn't working..." Then blinked. "... Oh. Rgiht. Ummmm... I never told you about that, did I?" Well, she did mention that her core had gotten ganked. Roomies and all... And likely part of the reason she was here and not back home since... Magical girl. That had just gotten attacked at said home. Didn't have her core. "Err. Right. So, when I got attacked, my magic was acting all weird and stuff. I had a new outfit, which was kind of cool. But I couldn't launch fire balls. Sooo... I'll likely need to practice with you a bit first. But yes!"

And then another hug. "Thank you, thank you, thank you! I won't let you down, I promise. We'll put on the best show EVER!" she said with a happy giggle as she jumped back and practically hopped up and down as she stood there.