The Seal and the Wolfgirl

Ikiko finds a twice-unexpected seal(boy) in the park... and learns why Makio's been missing.

Date: 2019-02-15
Pose Count: 10
Makio Ryu 2019-02-15 03:30:53 103557
Today Makio had manage to get outside unsupervised for the first time since his linker core was nabbed. It's not that he's been locked up inside the ENTIRE time but, usually he was being watched too closely to slip away. He's not trying to actually ESCAPE, mind. He doesn't want to hurt his 'savior's feelings by just disappearing like that. What he IS trying to do is see if he can manage to get any fellow mahou's attentions so they can know where he is.

Due to the linker ganking messing with his ability to control the effects of the DNA fusion, he's been stuck as a seal for a while now. That's meant he can't really communicate with the girl who's 'found' him and his trying to find...HIM because she thinks that he's his own owner. He's trying to let people know he's ok, and possibly find some way to get back OUT of seal form. Due to all this, the highly endangered ringed seal is creeping around the park from bush to bush, trying to find people while not making a scene because what the HECK is a seal doing here? Seals aren't the stealthiest of creatures in shubbery and his face is likely spotted peeking out now and then.
Ikiko Hisakata 2019-02-15 03:51:09 103558
Ikiko walks through the park, happy at how some of the local packs of strays are doing. They're staying warm enough and getting enough food to survive on, but they were definitely glad to see her and the snacks she provided.

At this point, though, she's planning on heading home. The empty bowls are in the bag she brought them to the park in, and she's just enjoying the winter sights. The gentle puff of frosted breath, the soft layer of snow, the odd trails going from one bush to another, the peaceful relative quiet of the park...

    ...wait, back that up a bit.

She pauses and follows the odd track with her eyes, trying to get a sense of which way it leads. Some of the small piles of snow dislodged from the shrubs give a rough idea of which side was newer, and there is a faint smell of the sea -- not enough to track by, but enough to tell if she's getting warmer or colder. Okay, the scent is slightly stronger over here, and that track has the crisp look of being freshly trod...

...wait, is that a seal peeking out of that bush?!

Ikiko walks over with an amused smile. "Long way dryward you are, waterdog," she says in animalspeak. While she's a lot less fluent in general mammal than she is in canine, she can at least manage full (albeit awkward) sentences... which is more than what she can say about avian, for instance.
Makio Ryu 2019-02-15 04:21:11 103560
Makio Ryu startles some as he hears that voice. The seal's head pops out of the bush and peers at Ikiko. "Ikiko! Hey, I was just looking for someone too," Makio's voice replies in animal speak. "I got attacked awhile back by The people stealing linker thingies."
Ikiko Hisakata 2019-02-15 04:33:01 103561
Ikiko Hisakata blinks. "Makio?" she says with slight disbelief in Japanese. "I didn't know you were a full-on were-seal. Or does that have something to do with the... wolfy-critter group attack?"

She gives an apologetic shrug. "I've heard about them secondhand, which is why I've been keeping a low profile, but, uh... I wasn't expecting this," she said apologetically.
Makio Ryu 2019-02-15 04:48:19 103562
Makio Ryu nods in reply. "Well I'm not a were-seal. It's weirder and more confusing to explain than's like what made me a mahou made my DNA fuse with the DNA of a ringed seal. With magic I can control it and do stuff like other mahous, but when I lost the linker thingy, apparently the animal dna took over. Oh, I should probably also let you know they attacked while I was out here on my way home from work. I was trying to be careful after I heard about them, but they somehow knew about me anyway."
Ikiko Hisakata 2019-02-15 05:01:21 103563
"And here I thought my lycanthropy was awkward to explain," Ikiko muses, cautiously glancing around. Biomagical-based 'lycanthropy' instead of spiritual-density lycanthropy? Learn something new every day...

She sizes up the seal for a moment. "Well, it looks like you're doing well, other than the obvious," she notes. "I take it you found a place to stay while you recover?"
Makio Ryu 2019-02-15 05:06:13 103564
Makio Ryu wags one of his fins as if he's trying to make the gesture for 'kinda'. "A younger girl saw me getting attacked but managed to miss that I turned into this, so she thought I belonged to me and she's trying to take care of me while looking"
Ikiko Hisakata 2019-02-15 05:24:38 103565
"Another magical girl? That'd make things easier to explain... well, when there's someone around who can explain," Ikiko observes. "At the very least, I can let the other magical folks know where you wound up; everyone's been pretty concerned these past few weeks."

She pauses for a moment. "I don't suppose you know the name of the girl that found you?" she inquires. "I could walk you 'home' and possibly explain things to her."
Makio Ryu 2019-02-15 05:40:09 103567
"I just slipped away from her earlier to look around, she should still be around here," Makio answers, "But her name is Erato Ishin, just in case she might have thought I ran away and slipped off while I was talking to you."
Ikiko Hisakata 2019-02-15 05:57:35 103568
Ikiko Hisakata ponders for a moment. "Not a name I recognize, but I know there's lots of magical folk out there that I've only really met on the rooftops," she admits. "If she's nearby, between the two of us we can find her and explain what's going on."

She glances in the general direction of a certain neighborhood of apartments. "I'll definitely text who I can about the fact that you're in decent health," she states. "Past that, it depends on what info you want to send and whether & where Erato would want to meet anyone who'd want to check up on you in person."