High Speech

Rune and Kukai meet to talk about how Kukai flies, and whether him having a royal passenger along for the ride is a good idea or not.

Date: 2019-01-28
Pose Count: 23
Runealy Waldia 2019-01-28 01:44:56 103120
With little advance notice, Rune had called Kukai up earlier today and asked to meet somewhere. She was calm about it, indicating it was nothing urgent. He had originally tried to get her to pick where they would meet, but Rune tossed it back to him with a curious streak; "I often see so little of Tokyo... perhaps you could choose somewhere you enjoy?"

And so he had chosen Game Center Crown's dining area upstairs. Looking centuries out of place as she usually does, Rune paced through the game center floor and glanced at a few of the arcade cabinets... before heading upstairs to look around for Kukai. It's early evening, and she's pretty much on-time. As was the case during the phone call, she still looks pretty calm and there's nothing particularly wrong or right going on with her.
Kukai Souma 2019-01-28 01:56:28 103121
Kukai was a little surprised to hear Runealy's voice on the phone, seeing as how she usually kept to herself. But he was happy to respond to her and meet her wherever. When she'd asked him where he wanted to go, he'd sort of panicked a bit - going somewhere nice was a bit beyond him, so after a minute he just mentioned the most public place he could think of, the Game Center Crown's cafe. That works for everything, right?

Kukai got showered and dressed and ready for the meeting, dressed in a nice shirt and jacket and long pants, which fit the cloudy, overcast weather. He arrives a little bit before time, since if he didn't make a point to get there ahead of time he'd show up late more than likely. So he's upstairs as she comes up, watching for Rune. When she appears he stands and waves to her, moving over to the head of the stairs. "Hey there! How're you doing?"
Runealy Waldia 2019-01-28 02:00:34 103122
"Oh?" Rune's gaze flicks over to where Kukai is, and she walks to meet him half-way. "I'm doing well enough. Actually, I wanted to speak with you because I was curious about a few things from the last time we met. With that witch, to be precise. It's nothing dire or awful, I assure you... could I ask a few things about it, once we're seated?"
Kukai Souma 2019-01-28 02:07:21 103123
Kukai nods and then smiles. "Sure, anything I can help you with, I don't mind. I'm not sure what I can help you with, though. Witches aren't entirely my forte, but c'mon. Do you want something to eat or drink while we talk?"

A little figure lands on Kukai's shoulder as he walks with Runealy - it's his Guardian Chara, Daichi. He waves at Runealy and gives her a big friendly grin.
Runealy Waldia 2019-01-28 02:11:42 103124
"Thank you, though it's not about the witch. It's about you, and..." Rune nods with a tiny smile at Daichi as he emerges, "And you as well, I believe! I'll cover the meal, if you'd like; I'll trust your judgement on what we get."
Kukai Souma 2019-01-28 02:18:46 103125
Kukai grins and then nods. "Well hey, I can absolutely talk about myself! And I can cover my part of whatever, that's no trouble. How about we get a big plate of breaded chicken strips and some fries? I'm not in the mood for burgers tonight." Daichi ooohs and nods.
Runealy Waldia 2019-01-28 02:21:24 103126
"Then we'll split it at least," Rune relents when Kukai won't let her throw money at 100 percent of the problem, "But that meal sounds wonderful! We'll do that." She will, in any event, follow the pair to wherever they wish to seat and arrange for food.
Kukai Souma 2019-01-28 02:23:37 103127
Kukai finds a booth off to one side and nods to her after they order food and something to drink - of course, a chocolate milkshake for Kukai. He leans back in the seat finally and then nods after the food order is placed. "OK. So... what is it you want to talk about? Something about me?"
Runealy Waldia 2019-01-28 02:24:44 103128
Rune takes a seat on the opposite side of the booth table, and offers a "Thank you" once their order is taken. Then once things quiet down, she nods to Kukai. "That's right. I wanted to know more about... your... 'board', is that the right term for it? What you use to fly."
Kukai Souma 2019-01-28 02:40:27 103129
Kukai nods to her, then as he realizes what she's asking about lets out an 'oh!' "Ah, ok. Well, it's.." He thinks. "Well. It's fashioned after a snowboard I own. It might even be the same one, more or less, but it can be broken and shattered and shot and come back fully repaired later on. It's a lot like my soccer balls - they all look like the one my brother Kaido gave me when I was young, but they're a lot stronger and filled with magic, and I can have as many as I can kick, as quickly as I can kick them, so I think they're more like a magical construct fashioned after something I know and love. What do you want to know?"
Runealy Waldia 2019-01-28 02:47:45 103130
"A snowboard?" Rune raises a curious eye, "I've heard of those, I think. Never have seen one in person however, save for yours. That's lovely though, to think these came from your childhood and now serve you so well in protecting others... as for what I wanted to know, though?"

She pauses a moment, then finds the words. "I've been concerned about when I'm riding on your snowboard. It's very helpful to me, but... am I in your way when I do that? I imagine it gets somewhat crowded!"
Kukai Souma 2019-01-28 02:55:44 103131
Kukai grins. "They're a lot of fun! Snowboarding's a sport that requires a lot of skill. And.. yeah, I guess it is. It's part of me now, I guess." Kukai leans back after a moment as a waitress interrupts their conversation, delivering the plate of chicken strips, fries, and their drinks.

When she's gone, Kukai looks back to Runealy and then huhs, shaking his head. "Not as such? I can't shoot or dodge quite as crazily as I do normally, but I keep my balance and the board's balance just fine. I just have to hang onto you and let you do the fighting. I just concentrate on driving. Like a fighter jet, you've got one person who flies, and one who focuses on the missiles and guns..." Kukai eyes her. "You know what fighter jets are, or did that just go over your head?"
Runealy Waldia 2019-01-28 02:58:47 103132
"I know what jets are, at least. The flying craft that land at this city's airport. I can imagine what one built for fighting monsters might be like." Rune's guess is somewhat off, but she smiles all the same. "I'm sorry about that, though. I didn't realize I was limiting you so much... would you rather I only ride until we get to the problem at hand, then leap off?"
Kukai Souma 2019-01-28 03:08:35 103133
Kukai nods and then grins. "Yeah. Well. I don't know if there's been one for fighting monsters, but yeah, you've got the idea." He then shakes his head and motions to her. "No, no! It's perfectly fine. To be honest I think your wand does a lot more damage and is probably a lot more powerful than my soccer balls. I don't mind you riding with me at all. It's always worth carrying you around." Kukai smiles, picking up one of the chicken strips and dipping it in a bit of barbeque sauce provided as well.
Runealy Waldia 2019-01-28 03:10:19 103134
"Why else would you build a jet for fighting?" Rune stares at Kukai, tone raised slightly in confusion as she too takes to the meal; a few bites follow before she asks, "Do you really want that, though? Me riding around? I don't mind, since it helps me, but... I didn't really think about its impact on you before I asked to do it the first time."
Kukai Souma 2019-01-28 03:18:04 103135
Kukai sighs and skips that first question. Answering that is probably beyond his pay grade. "Oh? Yeah, I mean, I don't mind it at all. I mean as long as you don't mind me hanging onto you from behind like I do. And I firmly believe we do better at everything we do when we - and I mean, all magical characters we - work together. So me giving you a platform to shoot from while flying is a good thing. It really doesn't impact me at all, because usually otherwise I'm just trying to piss off whatever we're dealing with to get it to shoot at me, and honestly that doesn't work as much as I'd like it to."
Runealy Waldia 2019-01-28 03:21:48 103136
"I'll admit I've never really had anyone, save for my mother and sister, hold onto me for flight like that. It is unusual. Nonetheless... if it works, and you truly would rather I do that," Rune's eyes brighten, more open and less concerned or confused now. "Then I'll try to keep it in mind when we face the same demons or witches or any other threat together!"
Kukai Souma 2019-01-28 03:27:58 103137
Kukai laughs and then nods to her, pointing. "Then it's settled! Anytime we're together, you feel free to hop on board and we'll rain hell from the skies!" He grins and then nods. "Absolutely. We do better together." A fry vanishes off the plate as Kukai collects it, then nods to her. "So. Any other questions or thoughts?"
Runealy Waldia 2019-01-28 03:30:21 103138
Rune has been eating at a much slower pace than Kukai, but takes bites as she listens to his enthusiastic support for the idea. "I'll let you know I'm planning on it, at least. Give you some kind of warning! Though... no, that was most of what I had to... wait."

Something suddenly occurs to her. "Tell me something, what do you think of the games downstairs? I barely understand them, but they seem popular."
Kukai Souma 2019-01-28 03:43:45 103139
Kukai has been trying not to eat too rapidly, because hey, part of this is hers too and he's being polite and talking. "Hey, us talking about it now, that's all the warning I need!"

Kukai hmms and thinks, leaning forwards. "Well. I'm not really good at a lot of them. I don't play a lot of video games, unless they're based on sports or something. Then I'm pretty good at them. How about you?"
Runealy Waldia 2019-01-28 03:49:43 103140
"I barely understand them myself," Rune admits. "They were something I couldn't even imagine existing as a child, and it's only recently that I've come to describe them as anything other than 'impossible.' I... used to call them cell phones, that's how little I knew about them." Her gaze briefly flickers down, before she overcomes the awkward feeling. "Perhaps we should ask the others about them sometime, if you're not that familiar with them either?"
Kukai Souma 2019-01-28 03:52:08 103141
Kukai smiles and then nods. "Yeah. Well, I mean, I guess I couldn't imagine your world existing when I was little, so I know where you're coming from." He can't help but chuckle a little at her calling them cell phones. "That's cute, though. And yeah, sure. One of the best things to do when you don't understand something is ask someone who does know about it for help." He thinks. "I wouldn't mind looking at them with you if you'd like to look at them today, though. I don't really have anything else to do. Do you?"
Runealy Waldia 2019-01-28 03:53:57 103142
"I imagine it must have sounded absurd, hearing about my home," Rune offers a tiny laugh at that. "But certainly, once we finish eating I'd be glad to go down there if you like!"