Yes I am here for COMPLETELY serious reasons

Erato descends on the ECFH and meets ZOISITE! And discovers that, amongst the magical... there is another prankster... New life goal, prank Zoisite.

Date: 2019-01-21
Pose Count: 13
Erato Ishin 2019-01-21 22:01:27 102958
Erato Ishin was totally NOT nervous. I mean, yes, there were a TON of reasons to be nervous. For example, Kyouko was SUPER cool and rode a motorcycle. However, she was also super nice and awesome. And she had directed her STRAIGHT to this house.

And besides. She was a magical girl too. So it HAD to be safe and okay to visit her at any time. So she'd made up an excuse that, to her mind was totally fool proof! And likely obvious it was just a cover for wanting to satisfy her curiosity. And so she knocked on the door.

And when the door opened it... It wpuld reveal a DEFINITELY MAGICAL GIRL, judging by the fact she was dressed up like some kind of addon to a music video. And she had a whip with music notes painted on it around her waist. Oh, right. And she had kyubey held in her arms(who was dressed in a tiny fake leather biker jacket and hat. Kyouko would be proud.)

Amd when the door opened... "Hi I'm Puella Magi Erato and and Kyouko-sempai said i could come over and and ask about her is she here?" She was hopping up and down very lightly as she spoke, obviously a bundle of nerves.

And she couldn't help imagining Kyouko riding off the elevator, on her motorcycle, popping a wheelie and flying into the apartment. Erato had an active imagination. "Oh and this is Kyubey! Say hi!"

Kyubey just shrugged.
Zoisite 2019-01-21 22:11:35 102959
Had Kyouko ever seemed *this young*? Zoisite blinked slowly at the magical girl at their door. "Kyou-chan isn't in right now, but I'm one of her brothers. C'mon in." This was part and parcel of living in Mahou Grand Central Station. He was dressed for comfort, still elegant with his hair pinned up and makeup done, but his pants were loose and airy, his top flowing and light. He gave Kyubey a brief nod.

"What do you want to ask about? I'll fill you in on some things, but I might not answer some others because they're hers to answer." There was quiet good humor in his green eyes.
Erato Ishin 2019-01-21 22:20:19 102960
Erato Ishin stepped in and opened her mouth to speak and...

Drew a blank. And shut her mouth. And squirmed. She had made a whole list of fake questions to ask Kyouko and now she couldn't remember any of them and aghhhh oh gosh now she was talking to her brother and gahhhhh!

Kyubey was being squeezed tight enough yo break his spine, if he had one. Instead, he just stared up with empty eyes.

"Oh! I wanted to ask her some things since I figured if i was in town and there were a LOT of other magical girls she'd know all about it! I wanted to ask her some ummmm..." Pause. Then...

"Wait. You're her big brother? But you're so tall..." She said, matter of factly. As if that... Made them unable to be siblings. "And shouldn't your hair be all... Cool and red? Do you ride a motorcycle too?"

She finally let kyubey go, who trotted off to lounge on the coffee table, curling up into an adorable ball... Then... "Oh! Right! Hi!" And held out her hand with... Why was she giggling? And wasn't it a bit late for a hand shake? And why was she smiling like that? Why were her eyes glimmering? ... Because she had a buzzer in her hand, he might notice if he was careful. Not a hurtful one. Just if they shook, it'd give a loud buzz sound and send her off in a fit of giggles.
Zoisite 2019-01-21 22:32:05 102961
The Shitennou smiled, a little crookedly. It was slightly amusing to watch newer magical girls be high-strung. "I'm one of them. It's by adoption, not birth. She's one of our Prince's guardians, the same as me. I don't ride a motorcycle, but I can do this."

This was teleporting behind her for a brief moment, long enough for it to process, and then back, with the accompanying flower petals.

Zoisite notices the buzzer; he is the sneaky one of the lot. He takes her hand, holding it overlong for a shake and ignoring the buzzer and its sound for a long, awkward moment, a similar sparkle of mischief in his eyes.
Erato Ishin 2019-01-21 22:38:49 102962
Erato Ishin blinked a few times and... "Wait... She guards a prince? That's so cool! See? I knew i should have wished to be a princess," she called at Kyubey. His hat tipped forward over his eyes adorably.

"And you can--" And he teleported. And... She hummed for a moment and... "That's... Really cool! But the motorcycle is still cooler," she said matter of factly with a nod. Secure in the knowledge that, as a twelve year old, she definitely knew what defined 'cool'.

And then he shook her hand and she burst into a fit of giggles. "Hee! I finally got it! Look, kyubey. I told you someone would fall for it eventually! I can't... Wait to ummn..." She then looked down at the still buzzing hand... Then back up at him... For a moment she looked worried but... Maybe it was that matching sparkle in his eyes to go with her own... But after a few seconds she broke down in a full fit of giggles, having to cover her mouth to try and stifle them slightly... Eventually even they broke up into hiccups. "You hee hee can't hold my hand forever hee hee, I'm not a princess, I'm a magi!" She said on a teasing tone before going back to her hiccup giggles.
Zoisite 2019-01-21 22:51:45 102963
Zoisite nodded. "I actually know a few princesses, too. My Prince's fiancee is a Princess."

"Maybe. I like teleporting better. It doesn't mess my hair up the way a motorcycle would." And clearly that was incredibly important. Erato's fit of giggles draws a small smile out of him.

"No, but I can do this!" He was Italian. A kiss on each cheek wasn't that uncommon of a greeting, even if they didn't exactly make full contact. "Come on in! I'll get you some water for those hiccups."
Erato Ishin 2019-01-21 23:00:11 102964
Erato Ishin nodded. "Of course she's a princess, if she's marrying a prince. Everyone knows that," she teased.

"And messed up hair is totally worth it! Do you think Kyouko-sempai would ever let me ride with her?"

Of course, his pretend kisses made her squeak and flail, hwr cheeks red. "No no!" She said, though her giggles made it clear she was still just enjoying playing around... Although... At the invitation to sit down, she nodded and ran in, hopping onto the couch and... He might have noticed the subtle way she slid the woopie cushion under the cushion besides her. "Do you have any tea? I'm supposed to drink tea with honey, mom says," she said before...

"So... Do you know when kyouko-sempai will get back? "
Zoisite 2019-01-21 23:06:22 102965
Zoisite snorted. "She doesn't *have* to be a princess to marry him. She just happens to be a princess."

"You might think so, but I do not agree. Plus, I can get places faster than a motorcycle can." Clearly, flowery teleportation was the more elegant solution, and Erato just wasn't sophisticated enough to see it yet.

"We do, but not all tea should have honey in it." He brought out tea with some accoutremants for it, and water for himself. He sprawled away from the booby-trapped cushion, smiling wickedly at Erato.
Erato Ishin 2019-01-21 23:37:37 102966
Erato Ishin blinked. "Wait. How could she marry him if she WASN'T a princess? where's she the princess of?" she asked. Then... "Wait, where is HE the prince of? Does... does Tokyo have a prince?"

"And so what? Just because you get there faster doesn't mean it's better. It jsut means it's faster. Motorcycles make you LOOK cool," she said with a nod. "FAR superior!"

She tooked her tea and sipped it, eying him suspiciously... Then the realization as she realized... HE KNEW! And that sparkle of excitement. Oh. Now she HAD to get him! She then made a face. Ick... She added... probably far more honey than was neccessary.... and some cream... and some sugar, before she seemed satisfied and nodded.

"All of mine should," she said firmly. "It's supposed to be good for my voice or something." All she knew was it let her have honey in her tea, and that's all she wanted.

Kyoubey, meanwhile, bopped up one of the creamers in its nose, poppingi t back and forth like a cat. Erato giggled at his hijinks, before glancing to Zoisite. "So do you know? She said i could come by whenever. If she's adopted, how long has she been adopted for? Is she younger than you? Is Naru-sempai adopted too? You're magical too, right?" HE DID JUST TELEPORT?!!! "Is the prince magical? Oh, what's your name? You never told me! And if she's adopted, does that mean like... the prince is her dad?" Huh. She made it all the way to tea before she started asking a flurry of questions. New record.
Zoisite 2019-01-21 23:44:42 102967
Zoisite snorted. "Because this is Tokyo in 2019. Normal royal people can marry commoners, and with magical royalty, the whole 'marrying someone who isn't royal' thing matters even less. My Prince is the Prince of the Earth, and she's the Moon Princess."

"You two can have 'cool'. I'll be elegant, instead."

"Oh, do you sing?" That would explain the concern about her voice.

"I don't, unfortunately. I don't snoop into her work schedule. Naru-chan is part of our social circle, but she's not exactly a Shitennou the way Kyou-chan is. Yes, the prince is magical, my name is Zoisite, and no, it doesn't mean the Prince is her dad." He snorted his amusement at the questions.
Erato Ishin 2019-01-21 23:49:14 102968
Erato Ishin blinked a few times and.... "Huh. Moon princess. And earth prince," she said. Flatly. Yeah. She wasn't buying what he was selling. Eying him distrustfully. "Okayyyyy...."

Then snorted. "Cool is WAY better than elegant, any day."

Then she nodded and... unhenshioned. "Uh huh. I'm a singer. Do you recognize me?" she asked. She was part of a group. NOBODY ELSE HAD YET! SHE WAS MAYBE A LITTLE HOPEFUL!

"... A shi... a what?" she asked, staring. "What's a... short...and new?" she tried.

"Shitennou," Kyubey offered.

"Yeah, what's that?"
Zoisite 2019-01-21 23:54:45 102969
"Or, well, they were, in our past lives. Bad things happened, and we were all reincarnated on modern Earth."

"I disagree, but cool doesn't compete with elegant."

"Sadly, no. I'm busy being a university student and don't pay a lot of attention to much outside of that when I'm not dealing with magical stuff."

"The Shitennou are magical people like me, who serve as the Prince's protectors and hands for things he's not good at or can't do at that time."
Erato Ishin 2019-01-22 00:17:43 102970
Erato Ishin cocked her eye and nodded. "Uh huh. Surrrre they are. I'll believe it when I see it," she said with a chuckle. Then hmphed. "Well, cool is WAY better. And you can say that if you want... but you're wrong," she just said with a shake of her head.

And she sighed then and shook her head. "Right... you're probably a bit old to be a fan, I guess..." she mumbled. Why did nobody know her? Was her music that bad?!!

She giggled. "Really? Is he that bad at doing--" And then she leaned, palm out and... ended up hitting the woopie cushion. Full on. It punctuated the air and she just... stared for a few moments. Her cheeks red and then...

She began to giggle helplessly.