Curry Worry

Lacrima drops by Rashmi for half the curry menu in order to self medicate the feelings over watching Ryo kill Dr. Murano in 'Things You Can't Take Back'. Rashmi's familiar Chandra tries to help in various ways and Miho is there too to learn and deal with the news!

Date: 2019-01-15
Pose Count: 26
Lacrima 2019-01-15 19:41:44 102715
Lacrima shambles into the Korma Chameleon. Well not shamble, but she doesn't exactly looks super pleasant or happy. Usually she'd just call Rashmi over to the manor with 'all the curry' in a situation like this- but getting out is important.

She doesn't make to grab a menu as she approaches the main counter. "Yes." she says quietly. "Is Rashmi-chan here? If so. Can you send her over to the booth in the back?" she asks. Quieter booth. Private booth. Somewhere she can talk openly as she moves to sit down there, sliding in and gently crossing her arms, a little- protectively and defensively on her chest.

Ryo's come here before. She knows that. She's hoping he is not a regular. Oh god. He hope he isn't. Not today. Not now.
Rashmi Terios 2019-01-15 19:47:10 102716
Luckily Rashmi is in fact here, and once the staff grapevine has had a chance to get into action, the door nearest Lacrima's booth opens, and the redhead spills into the restaurant proper with a yellow-haired monkey on her shoulder. One look at the moepire, and her worry deepens a good few notches, and she wastes no time at all in sliding opposite Lacrima, hands folded on the table. "What's up, Lacchan?"

<< Keep an eye out, bhaee, >> she says in the back of her head. << She looks too worried for this to be about Akari... Something's probably up with her brother. >>
Miho Kagami 2019-01-15 19:51:05 102717
Miho was also heading to Korma today! She's feeling uncommonly cheerful today, and there's a bit of a spring in her step.

The cheerfulness vanishes when she steps inside, and she sees Lacrima's expression and general bearing. She hurries over and arrives right behind Rashmi. "Hey, Lacchan," she says; she has a somewhat scratchy and androgynous voice. "Hey, Rashmi-chan and ..." She blinks at the sight of the monkey. "... uh ... your friend."

She shakes her head and focuses back on Lacrima. "You okay, Lacchan?" She's fairly radiating concern now.
Chandra 2019-01-15 19:53:12 102718
The monkey--a yellow haired rhesus macaque--is busy clinging to Rashmi with one hand, while the other is busy holding a grape steady by its skin while it picks the flesh out of the fruit. As t hey near Lacrima, the grape gets pulled aside long enough to reveal juice-stained lips and oh-so-curious eyes, staring down at the girl in the booth.

<< Her brother? >> The monkey thinks back towards Rashmi. << I thought her brother denounced her. He's more like a jerk than a brother. Brothers love their sisters. I would know. >>
Lacrima 2019-01-15 20:06:18 102719
Lacrima's left arm seems to twitch occasionally. This seems to illicit a little wince from Lacrima occasionally. She looks up at Rashmi and smiles a little weakly. Forced. Rashmi knows Lacrima's forced smile by now. Then Miho appears and she seems to fidget as she says. "Oh... you're here too. That's okay. You should hear this too..." she says quietly.

She looks down. "....I fought Akari-chan recently. Dr. Murano...." a pause on the name. "Found her. I couldn't just blow it off since she had an exact location. I called Sailor Mars to help her out." she says quietly. She fidgets. Maybe Rashmi is wrong and it is related to Akari!? She pauses there and settles. "Right...." she gently says.

"...I want the entire right side of the curry menu. Pack half of it to go." she says quietly. "Know it's a big order. S-sorry..." she mutters.

"...But... it'd help..." she mutters. "Right now."
Rashmi Terios 2019-01-15 20:15:31 102720
"....That's going to take a while," Rashmi murmurs back, her mind spinning furiously. "Want something to snack on while you wait?" << ...Okay she's super upset if she's ordering tons of food, >> she thinks to Chandra. << Something's really, really wrong. >>

As Miho joins the trio, Rashmi smiles briefly, but the fact that she's worried is clear as day. "Hi, Miho-chan. Reaaly quick; this is Chandra, my Familiar. Chandra, this is Miho-chan, she's the one who put me back together after the mess with the Raskoph woman."

Because one *does not* try to hide little things like nearly being crushed in the maw of a concrete wolf from one's family. << ...Oh, also, Ryo-san's gotten way worse. Turns out he's the reincarnation of St. George the Dragonslayer, and.... turns out St. George was a bigger jerk than that Gaston idiot from that movie. >>
Chandra 2019-01-15 20:18:36 102721
Chandra blinks at Miho curiously. In one fell swoop she has been introduced and explained, and the monkey is curious. But right now, there is something much more important he has to do. Slipping off of Rashmi's shoulder, the monkey drops down to the table, then moves towards Lacrima. There, he pulls himself up straight as a not-quite-three-foot-tall monkey can, and with both hands he offers his most prized possession: the mostly mashed pulp of a half-eaten kyoho grape, skin mostly in tact.
Miho Kagami 2019-01-15 20:19:49 102722
Miho frowns, and hurriedly sits across from Lacrima. "Who's Akari'?" she says. "And Dr. Murano?" She feels like she's slightly out of the loop here.

She looks up at Rashmi, then nods to Chandra. "Nice to meet you," she says, a touch tersely. "Uh ..." She looks down at the menu, then shrugs. She's really not good at being decisive. "I'll have ... I dunno, all the stuff here is good, so, uh, anything on the lower end of the spiciness scale, and a dessert."

She glances back at Lacrima. "In fact, make it extra dessert, I think."
Lacrima 2019-01-15 20:36:54 102723
Lacrima sighs a bit. "I know. It's fine. Thank you." she says to Rashmi when she says it'll take a while. Trust her. She can put away the half she asked for easily-- the other half-- to go- goes back to the manor with her.

She eyes Chandra and shakes her head. "No thank you, Chandra..." she says as politely as she can. She sighs a little and then looks over to Miho. "Former Co-worker and.. Co-worker.. respectively." she says gravely.

She shifts. "It was.. supposed to go... Mars and Akari-chan defeat Murano's two youmabots... and then I get lit on fire until I'm well done and we both go home defeated--- ya know?" she shifts as she rubs her arm.

"...only..." she says softly. "Only Ryo found us. He... he fricken... launched Murano's van over onto the it was a toy car or something." she says quietly.

"...He.. he decided we all needed to be gone and-- he... attacked me." she says rubbing her arm.

That sword leaves wounds that don't heal easily. She needs to see Mamoru... again. But she hasn't wanted to bother him.

"T--then he...." she mutters. "...He launched himself at Dr. Murano... she--"

"She wasn't even magical. No powers he just...leaned in and...." she shifts uncomfortably.

"...Feel like its my fault.. feel like I'm failure...." she says quietly. "...know... that isn't true..." she says. "But..."
Rashmi Terios 2019-01-15 20:44:39 102724
"Oh no..." Rashmi's hands fly up to her mouth, as she watches Lacrima with sad, dismayed eyes. "...Oh Lacchan, I... I'm so sorry..."

Even knowing that Lacchan does not hug well, sometimes hugs are needed. Thus, Rashmi slips out of her seat, and moves around the table to hug the moepire tightly. "I know you know you're not a failure, Lacchan. But you're not. You're not. Sometimes things happen, and we can't stop people from doing things they can't take back." Sighing, she lets go and straightens, taking up the menu. "Papi'll grumble, but I'll tell him you're hosting a party. I'll get something for us in the meantime."

<< ...Chandra, Ryo just killed someone. This is bad. Stay with her while I talk to Papi. >> And with that, she takes up the menu, making her way back into the kitchen.
Miho Kagami 2019-01-15 20:48:44 102725
Miho frowns as she listens to the story. Then her eyes go wide as Lacrima reaches the end.

An image flashes through her mind of Lamya bleeding out on the floor of the ECFH, and having to team up with Asclepius to overcome the order telling her to die. "That ... it ..." She shakes her head, and sits back heavily. And then she uses the strongest language she ever has. "... what the hell," she says softly. "Holy shit. I, uh ..."

Okay, Rashmi is handling hugs. She awkwardly reaches across the table and puts a hand on Lacrima's shoulder. "... Wow," she says. "I mean like I knew he wanted to kill people, he even tried to kill me once, but ... but that ..." She shakes her head again. She almost seems slightly dazed.
Chandra 2019-01-15 20:48:53 102726
There is a brief moment of relief in the monkey as Lacrima declines his very important grape. Hastily, he stuffs the whole thing in his mouth, filling one cheek completely. It's about here that Rashmi explains the part of the story that the monkey wasn't paying close attention to, very directly, and the monkey nearly chokes on that grape. Nearly.

<< He what?! >> The monkey turns to stare at Rashmi, but she's already heading away, and he is left to try and piece together the parts of the conversation he was not paying nearly enough attention to.

Giving up, the monkey hops up onto Lacrima's shoulder and begins preening her hair. Because what else is he going to do? He was told to stay with her, so stay with her he does!
Lacrima 2019-01-15 21:03:01 102727
Lacrima shifts a bit uncomfortably. She nods at Rashmi and softly eyes Chanrdra and just offers the monkey a pet. Doesn't wanna risk talking to him too overtly. There's enough suspicion with the topic of discussion, she looks at Miho and sighs a little and just shifts a bit uncomfortably and then--- ugh hugs.

Lacrima doesn't handle hugs well yes-- but she handles them better than she used to before Ariel did the thing with the unicorn tear around her being.

"I tried to-- to.. turn her. Save her.. like I did Alexis-niisan..." she says quietly. "...But... I leaked too much energy from the wound. I didn't have enough..." she says softly. "...isn't... fair...." she says quietly.

She sulks a bit softly. "I haven't even gotten a chance to check on Akari-chan..." she says softly. "I don't even know if she's okay. I don't know how she's doing. I can't... meet her. Right now. Because of the dumb orders." she mutters.
Rashmi Terios 2019-01-15 21:17:32 102728
It's a good bit before Rashmi comes back out, tucking a lock of hair back behind her ear. "Sorry about that," she says quietly, slipping back into her seat. "It'll take a couple hours, but Papi says as long as your card gets approved then there won't be a problem. Something about washing dishes for a month otherwise, but anyway..."

Rashmi draws in a slow, deep breath, and leans forward on her elbows. "Lacchan... Is... there anything I can do to help? Like... talk to Akari-san for you, or...?"
Miho Kagami 2019-01-15 21:19:01 102729
Miho frowns. She looks at Lacrima, clearly worried. "... ugh ..." She still feels like she only has two-thirds of the story, but really, she knows all the relevant parts.

She sits back as Rashmi returns. "Y'know," she says softly, "a part of me wanted to, like. Try to become friends with Ryo-san? Like maybe he was doing this because he was unhappy. I was kind of going, hey, maybe he just needs some good food, some bad laughs, some nice friends ..."

She shakes her head. "But ... he doesn't really see anyone as people. He just ..." She sighs. "He's the kind of person who won't ever be happy. With that kind of stuff I mean. But also, like, given that what he wants is just unreasonable, it's not possible in general, too ..."
Chandra 2019-01-15 21:23:43 102730
Chandra hops down off of Lacrima's shoulder, then drops himself down into Rashmi's lap. Protectively, he settles in to keep an eye on the door. There are way too many emotions flying around for the monkey's taste, but there's not much he can do about it except to ask, << Are you okay? >>
Lacrima 2019-01-15 21:29:39 102731
Lacrima scoffs. "Of course I can pay for it. I'm not here for handouts...." she says with a little bit of an offended tone. "Here..." she says sliding the bank card over towards Rashmi-chan. "I'll prepay so he or you don't need to worry." she says, recrossing her arms as she settles back into the booth seat.

She snorts. "....Ryo... is.. not a good person. There's things I didn't know. Things Rei found out from a fire reading for me..." she says quietly. "Don't try to be his friend. He'll just kill you now." she says rather deadpan.

"S..sorry. If.. was crass. About payment." she mutters. "...dark energy... reactions harder to control when like this." she says quietly.
Rashmi Terios 2019-01-15 21:34:53 102732
<< Not... really, >> Rashmi admits. << This coming on the heels of the Wolkenritter... I'm honestly getting really nervous. Not for me -- Ryo seems to have mostly forgotten about me -- but for everyone else. It's starting to feel like we're balancing on a knife point again, and I hate feeling like that. >>

Smiling gently, she reaches out to pat Lacrima's shoulder, nodding along with the vampire's warning. "It's okay, Lacchan. You're dealing with some pretty horrible stuff right now, I don't blame you for snapping. But, seriously... Anything I can do to help?"
Miho Kagami 2019-01-15 21:39:11 102733
Miho nods to Lacrima. "Right," she says. "I'm just ..." She shakes her head. "Thinking about might-have-beens, I guess. Or sort of 'might have been if the universe was different.' Or ... one particular person was different. Ugh I dunno." She runs a hand through her hair.

She nods to Rashmi. "Same here," she says. "Like I can't heal you because of my purification crap, Lacchan, but like ... if there's any way I can help, I'll do it, no problem." As awful as she feels that it happened as well, it's clear to her that Lacrima is feeling absolutely horrible about all this.
Lacrima 2019-01-15 21:48:36 102734
Lacrima shifts a little. "Still... sorry." she says softly. "....Um.. find. Akari-chan. Ask her if she's okay? Help her...? If able?... I...." she shifts. "I'm...pretty sure... she tried to call... her... 'mother' before Mars dragged her away..." she says gently.

"So I can't imagine... how she might be dealing..." she gently sulks. She looks at Miho. "Mamoru can heal me. It takes a lot out of him. My body is dark energy... not flesh and bone--- and it tries to leech into him. I'm good at holding it back... but not sure in a state like this. Kunzite told me he'd be there as a filter again if I wished it." she says.

"So... yeah." she shifts. "Sorry I'm allergic to your healing." she says at Miho.
Rashmi Terios 2019-01-15 22:03:46 102735
"Will do," Rashmi says, nodding firmly as she gently scratches the top of Chandra's head. "And... yeah... She probably needs as many friends around her as she can get too." Sighing, she gathers the macaque into a hug, closing her eyes for a moment. "We'll keep a lookout, Lacchan, and warn as many people as we need to. Talking to Mamo-kun and Kun-kun is probably a really good idea, too."
Miho Kagami 2019-01-15 22:05:59 102736
Miho's eyes widen at that revelation. "... Welp," she says softly. "Ughhhh." She shakes her head. "It's fine, it's fine, I'm used to it at this point."

She nods to Rashmi. "Yeah," she says. "I dunno who else I know who doesn't already know about Ryo-san, but ... yeah, I'll do what I can to spread this around if I can."
Lacrima 2019-01-15 22:22:15 102737
Lacrima mutters. "...Kukai knows about this. Kunzite does-- and-- I think Mamoru might too." she says quietly. "Considering I magically obtained a bucket load of LUSH products for no reason suddenly." she says with a large sigh. "Alexis-niisan does too. He said... 'he'd take care of it'." she says even more miserably.

She sighs a bit. She eyes the kitchen and then Rashmi softly. "I dunno who else knows." she says silently.
Rashmi Terios 2019-01-15 22:31:26 102738
"I'll ask around then," Rashmi murmurs in answer, the simple act of giving Chandra pets helping her own nerves, likely as much as his. "Koji-kun probably doesn't, and between him and I we can probably rein Alex-kun in... I'm almost ready to get back out and patrolling again, so tell everyone in the house that if there's a problem they can have my cell number if they don't already."
Miho Kagami 2019-01-15 22:36:46 102739
Miho sighs softly at the comment about Alexis. "Count me in on the reining-in-Alex-kun part, if you need me," she says, sitting back. She shakes her head. "I ... am still not sure what I'm gonna do with this information. With ... with just knowing that this is a thing which actually happened. Ughhh." She sighs. "But, like, yeah. Anything I can do to help, and all that."
Lacrima 2019-01-15 22:47:19 102741
Lacrima shifts and gently settles deeper into the booth. She wishes she could shadowmeld here and just sort of physically melt. But she doesn't wanna do that in front of potentially Rashmi's parents.

She laments softly. "Sorry." is all she can say. "I dunno where you can find Akari-chan." she says. "I mean that's by design." she says gently. "I don't want to know where she is right now." she fidgets.

"Nrg... I should.. go-- I will. Be back. To pick it up... eat... I'm sure it'll take a while..." she says quietly.