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Date: 2019-03-25
Pose Count: 25
Kyouko Sakura 2019-03-25 13:31:33 104346
    It's late evening at the Sakura residence. (Sakura-Osaka residence at this point, maybe?) It's been a busy day of school and work and maybe some light monster-fighting. Kyouko is sitting on the couch, wearing a pair of comfy shorts and a tanktop, sprawling with one bare foot up on the coffee table and a trashy shoujo manga in her hand. Because this is how one relaxes after a busy day. The TV is on but it's just showing some local news program or something, she's not really paying any attention to it. Momo probably left it on before wandering out of the room.
Naru Osaka 2019-03-25 13:40:34 104347
It does feel rather like the Sakura-Osaka residence, but with two Sakuras and just one Osaka.. she's outnumbered. A busy day at school, no monster fighing for her, save for whatever monsters might live in her creative mind and soul that fought to be dropped onto the page. Naru unlocks the door, bringing a couple canvases with her as she nudges it open, kicking off her flats and dropping her school bag, and art bag, and stuff in the front hall to start sorting it out. "Hi honey, i'm home!" she calls out, with a soft giggle at the absurdity.
Kyouko Sakura 2019-03-25 13:43:06 104348
    Kyouko glances up at the sound of the door unlocking and the thumps of various amounts of baggage hitting the floor, a surefire sign that Naru has returned to the apartment. "Does that make me the loving housewife?" She calls back, amusement in her tone. From behind the door of her room, Momo can be heard to shout, 'Hi Naru!'. Kyouko does shift herself off the couch, manga placed down to be returned to later, to walk over towards the foyer and observe Naru and her pile of stuff. "Travelling light today, I see."
Naru Osaka 2019-03-25 13:46:15 104349
"Remind me to take up miniture painting, would ya?" Naru comments dryly as she passes wrapped up generously sized paintings to Kyouko to move.. somewehre else. "I left the big ones at my Mom's place.. that's something, right?" She snickers softly at the notion fo Kyouko as the housewife in this scenario and raises her voice to reply. "Hi Momo!". She brings bag, and bag with her to head further into the apartment. "You hungry?"
Kyouko Sakura 2019-03-25 13:50:01 104350
    Kyouko obligingly takes the paintings and stacks them off to one side, where they are still in the way but less in the way than on the floor of the foyer. "We all appreciate your consideration." She says dryly, "Because we like to be able to walk around our own apartment without treading on art." Kyouko then follows Naru deeper into the apartment, taking one of the bags from her because there's two. "Have you ever known me to answer that question with a no?"
Naru Osaka 2019-03-25 14:07:21 104351
"I should rent proper studio space or something." Naru mmms softly. "Or just take up miniature painting." She sets her bag down by the couch, and the other bag on the couch and then snickers softly. "Alright, that's a fair point. I'm starving, and you're inevitably hungry." This preceeds the trip to the kitchen to see what's there. "How was your day?"
Kyouko Sakura 2019-03-25 14:09:19 104352
    "I could always see if we can move to a bigger apartment that might have a studio room for you.." Kyouko muses. "And a workout space for me. It would be nice not to have to go out to the gym, or up to the roof when its nasty out, or whatever. But, I do kind of want to stay close to Mamoru.." Since work is work, and he'd be essentially paying the bill for any such move. She puts that notion aside for now, and shrugs at the question. "Pretty uneventful, honestly. Oh, I did have a visit from Erato.. remember her? That.. rather enthusiastic fresh Puella we met a little while ago."
Naru Osaka 2019-03-25 14:23:02 104353
"It's probably good for both of us to have reason to leave the apartment now and then." Naru points out with a bit of a wry smile. "Lest we become hermits." She opens up the fridge to consider and then muses after a moment. "Am I making snack for you and meal for me, or meal for both of us?" She asks, as she starts extracting out veggies and eggs, and rice. "Era.. oh yes!" Naru nods as she sets things on the counter. "I remember her. How's she doing? Still got Kyubey as a dress up doll?"
Kyouko Sakura 2019-03-25 14:25:16 104354
    "I don't think I'm in any danger of that." Kyouko snorts. "I enjoy punching monsters too much." She goes back to the couch, sitting and crossing one leg over the other, but half-turns to look back towards the kitchen. "A meal would go alright with me." She says, with a grin. "She seemed okay, and yes. She still had Kyubey with her. She came to beg for a Grief Seed.. apparently she had run out and was in danger of not being able to purify her soul gem." She sighs. "I mean, I'm glad she came and got help, but still. Mildly concerning that she let herself get into that situation to begin with."
Naru Osaka 2019-03-25 14:33:12 104355
"Better to ask than become part of the problem." Naru agrees as she gets out another couple eggs. Some sort of scramble thing appears to be the prospect of the day. "Are there fewer witches, or is she just not terribly effective at finding them? I.. admit I havent' done much specific witch hunting. I seem to bump into youmas needing a kick rather than much else, but I can't say I go out patrolling much." She pauses and considers. "Which is probably a failing. I probably should do more of that."
Kyouko Sakura 2019-03-25 14:35:31 104356
    "She claimed that the problem was she came across a particularly powerful Witch, and had to use multiple Seeds in order to draw enough magic to defeat it." Kyouko shrugs. "I think the real problem is she's not calling in backup. I mean.. not that I'm one to really talk about that?" She rubs the back of her head with her hand. "But things are different now than they were when I was her age. And besides, she's still new. She should be willing to call for help when she needs it." Kyouko grins. "I mean, if you want to, you're always welcome. But for the most part I think we have the day-to-day patrolling covered."
Naru Osaka 2019-03-25 14:38:53 104357
"Not that either of us are in much of a position to tsk tsk." Naru agrees ruefully. "But even I figured out the backup thing. It's a /thing/.. we work better in teams, and thanks to Hana.. the witches out there are pretty damn potent." She gets some broth heating up in a wok.. better to saute mushrooms than oil. "I don't patrol out of some sort of fondness for it.. I do it purely out of a sense of obligation to the mahou community to pull my weight. So I'm not /rushing/, but I also don't want to be some sort of slacker."
Kyouko Sakura 2019-03-25 14:42:04 104358
    "You're not a slacker, you just have a life." Kyouko points out, chin on hand and leaning on the back of the couch. "Something at least some of the rest of us can't make a claim to. Anyway, there's no point in creating work that doesn't need to be done. When the next crisis inevitably arises, you'll make up your contribution then, I'm sure." She shrugs, then adds, "Plus, you contribute by way of feeding some of the front-line fighters on a regular basis." She grins, smelling the sauteing mushrooms.
Naru Osaka 2019-03-25 14:59:51 104359
"All the life!" Naru laughs and starts adding oil in, and more veggies, some sauce. "We're overdue for a crisis, it's starting to get that tense feelign of waiting." She smirks a touch, keeping veggies and rice frying in the wok for a few minutes more. "I don't keep the boys fed, but I do manage to keep us three mostly fed. I might bake cookies tonight, come to think of it. I wanted something sweet, and nothing at the store appealed."
Kyouko Sakura 2019-03-25 15:29:01 104360
    "I'm sure a crisis will come, whether we're ready for it or not." Kyouko says, with absent dismissal. "It don't pay to worry overmuch about the timing of things." She says this with the experience of one who's been through several of those crises. The sound and smells of things frying are starting to make her tummy grumble, and she shifts on the couch, managing to be good and not come hover. "You keep me fed on a regular basis, and you contribute muffins and/or cookies often enough upstairs that I think it counts."
Naru Osaka 2019-03-25 15:33:47 104361
"Thinking about the timing used to be a way to feel as if I had some sort of warning that mimiced having some sort of control. Things used to feel like they had a more rhythmic timing, but now?" Naru shakes her head as she adds eggs last, just long enough to get scrambled up and not overcook anything. "Lulls and then boom, and all the timing feels off and weird and distracted. Which niggles along with the reality that at some point, there'll be a crisis, because there always is." She lets things cook while she retrieves bowls and condiments out for the doctoring to personal taste. "Any request on cookie flavour?"
Kyouko Sakura 2019-03-25 15:40:44 104363
    "I find the best way to handle things is just not to have any preconceptions." Kyouko notes, bouncing the bare foot of her crossed leg in the air, a sign of impatience for the impending meal. "It's hard to be taken by surprise when you have no expectations." She grins. "Easier said than done though, I know." On the topic of cookie flavors, she seems to consider. "You know I'm really not that picky. But it's been a while since we had any good old chocolate chip.."
Naru Osaka 2019-03-25 15:53:01 104364
"Far easier said than done." Naru agrees as she holds out a bowl before taking food off the stove. "Have at. There should be enough for all three of us." She warns, just to make sure Momo also gets some food out of this deal. "Distracting with art works well, at least until I have to figure out where to put them all. I'm only eighteen and already drowning in my own art pieces. I need to start giving them away or selling them or something." She leans on the counter, letting Kyouko get hers first. "Chocolate chip sounds good, actually. Classic."
Kyouko Sakura 2019-03-25 16:53:37 104365
    Kyouko leaps to her feet in order to collect a bowl, and then collect some food into it, in that order. She is, of course, ever careful to leave enough for Momo to have some, too. "You should have a gallery or something." She says, somehow with her mouth already full despite barely having gotten the food out of the pan. "Either that or try and sell some of them, like you said. Nothing wrong with making some money off of the necessary act of cleaning out your proverbial attic." She grins.
Naru Osaka 2019-03-25 17:08:29 104366
"Momo!" Naru calls. "There's dinner!" And so ends the responsibility for the youngest of the household getting fed. There is food, and she has been informed. Naru collects her own bowl. "I keep talking about it, and then not doing it. I suppose I'll get there eventually." She brings her bowl, and a drink over to settle on the couch. "It just seems like an intimidating amount of work to figure out the how if it all."
Kyouko Sakura 2019-03-25 17:21:06 104367
    Momo appears to gather her food, and then disappears with it back into her room. Kyouko sits back down on the couch, bowl held in her lap as she eats. "Well, you're hardly the first person to hesitate about putting your stuff out there." She points out, chewing. "I mean, it is kinda like a lot of your emotions and stuff, so I can see how it might be a bit difficult." Then she grins. "Plus the work side of it, yes. But we know a lotta talented people. I'm sure you could get it done without too much pain."
Naru Osaka 2019-03-25 17:53:10 104368
"Over and above the whole 'putting one's emotions on display' part, there's also the whole 'my paintings have historically been known to eat people' part." Naru comments as she eats her own supper, legs tucked up cross legged under her on the couch. "Which we're pretty sure we've settled, but..." She lets that trail off with a wrinkle of her nose. "Super awkward."
Kyouko Sakura 2019-03-25 18:28:16 104369
    "Well, I'm pretty sure we can probably figure out which of your paintings are likely to try and eat people before we try to sell them." Kyouko comments. "It's not like we don't have some small experience with that sort of thing at this point." She grins, reaching a hand over to squeeze Naru's knee. "Poor darling. Don't worry, it's probably avant garde to have your paintings eat people, or something." She shakes her head. "Anyway, like I said. It can probably be overcome. It might even drive the price up."
Naru Osaka 2019-03-25 18:37:03 104370
"It's been /ages/ since one of my paintings ate someone's brain. I' sure we're good." Naru grins and leans over to settle a kiss on Kyouko's cheek. "Good ad campaign and it'll be a feature.. right." She leans over to set her bowl on the table, empty, and relaxes back into leaning against Kyouko. "Make the buzz about will it or will it not eat your face."
Kyouko Sakura 2019-03-25 18:43:05 104371
    Kyouko accepts her cheek-kiss in good order, since it does not require her to stop eating. Her own bowl soon follows suit, empty, and as Naru leans back against her, Kyouko settles an arm around her waist, pulling her close. A brief, quiet, and warm interlude with only Momo faintly blasting some kind of bubblegom J-pop in her room as a disturbance. "Now you've got the right idea." She says. "Hey, at the very least, you could sell them to magical people. I'm sure there must be some art collectors among the bunch."