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Date: 2019-04-24
Pose Count: 11
Lacrima 2019-04-24 01:35:51 104600
Lacrima has invited nii-san over and has mostly prepared better for today as it isn't on short notice. Because this is a nice visit! No emergency. Nothing is horribly wrong. (yet). There's nothing that's gone so horrid wrong except one incident which was kept completely in control.

She's prepared some sandwiches that are filled primarily with ham, a layer of cheddar cheese and lettuce and onion.

There is two kinds of mustards and a pepper relish, along with a bubble soda. There is a bowl of kettle chips that Lacrima had ordered from overseas because it's a brand her dad would order that she likes a lot with her sammiches.

She has two plates setup for the well made lunch. She's set aside a little in the kitchen for the housemates if they show up so she can have a quiet time in the vestibule. She is mostly waiting for Alexis to show up. She's made it clear that nothing is terribly wrong-- some stuff happened but this isn't a cry for help, nope!
Alexis Raskoph 2019-04-24 01:48:05 104601
    Cry or help or not, Alexis takes it very seriously still when his Imouto calls him over. At least he comes over in his civilian attire rather than in the Knight Armor, and almost straight from school at that-- which is why under his leather jacket, there's a neat button-up shirt and a tie. The Verone blazer is nowhere in sight because, as he's quick to note, he really hates the color on it.

    Either way, he knows the Manor well enough at this point that he doesn't do any wandering or delaying after coming through the doors initially-- and yes, he even just lets himself in without much more fuss. The way is thusly made, from the front of the manor to the vestibule, with just a quick nock given the wall by the door to announce his approach.
Lacrima 2019-04-24 02:07:21 104602
Lacrima pops the door open and welcomes Alexis in with a quick hug!. "Nii-sannnn~" she sings. She looks past Alexis a moment to look for any gargoyle like salarymen as she closes the door and happily walks over to the couch and motions. "I made sandwiches! They are ham." she insists. At least the ham is a high quality lunch meat! Right?

Also the bread is a fresh baked, artisanal hoagie roll!

She takes a smmich and begins eating because she'd been politely waiting to eat until now and she wants to dig in and she admittedly starts before Alexis does. "So---!" she says. "I got Ariel a nice pendant recently and Saburo-kun... erm that's, Jadeite. One of Mamoru's guys..." she says. "Helped me modify it some." she smiles.

"But there was a strange girl there that threatened him about hurting Kazuo because she misunderstood something." she says. She fidgets. "Pretty sure she was another dark energy being." she says.

She munches. "-and I need to get practice in with Rashmi soon if possible. She taught Paige some new spells but... I don't know how to use them very well yet..." she trails off.
Alexis Raskoph 2019-04-24 02:21:27 104603
    "Hey, Imouto," Alexis breathes out when she comes over, and he greets her in turn with a wrap of his thick, leather-covered arms around her to give her a close, affectionate SQUEEZE! No, that hug isn't gong to be all that quick afterall. But he does EVENTUALLY let her go.

    He listens to her on the way over to the foods, but at the mention of 'another dark energy being' he narrows his eyes. "Is she going to be a problem?" He asks without any hesitation, while he goes on his way to seat himself down near her.

    "Unfortunately I can't really help with that," he murmurs with a bit of apology in his tone, before he takes a bite out of a sandwich. "Belkan and Midchildan magic are too different from each other for me to figure out how to properly impart anything for Paige, you know?"
Lacrima 2019-04-24 02:41:46 104604
Lacrima purses her lips. "See." she says. "Rashmi did a thing during the last... fight... involving Akari where she launched Sailor Mars into the sky and onto me. I dunno if was on purpose. But I'm wondering if I could do something like that. Like... fastball special people into other people." she says with a curt nod.

She stares at Alexis for a little. "Come on, don't tell me you don't wanna be launched into other people at a dangerous speed!" she says casually as she sips on a can of soda. Siiiiiiip. Perfectly casual conversation. That. She sighs a bit.

"Not a current active problem. But there's probably a dude with red hair and eyes looking like a dracula with powers like mine around. Punch him. He's a bad dude. -- Poderoso." she says curtly.

"I miscalculated a thing that was happening and the butt has his own body now. Vampire... ghost. The person who had my power before I did." she mutters.

"Not a good being." she insists.
Alexis Raskoph 2019-04-24 02:56:00 104605
    "Of course I'm not going to tell you that," Alexis tells his imouto plainly, with a slow blink of his eyes. "It's a common tactic for Rashmi and me. But usually we do it from above the enemy. Ever wonder what happens when my punch comes along when I'm plummeting towards you like a meteorite?"

    Having said that, he completely casually takes a bite out of a sandwich. Nom. Yeah, perfectly normal and casual conversation.

    ...Poderoso," he repeats after her, then. The name is a familiar one. Familiar enough that he lowers his sandwich away entirely, and narrows his eyes.

    "Where is he?"
Lacrima 2019-04-24 03:04:39 104606
Lacrima shrugs. "Beats me. He showed up when me and some friends have been wiping out these vampire ghosts. Apparently... that's been feeding him. That was my miscalculation. I thought we we're destroying them." she sighs. "Regardless." she says. "He hasn't seemed fit to mess with me... not since Ariel got angry enough to start speaking Bible verses at him." a pause-- "R..right."

"A weakness I don't... tell anyone about. Stuff like. Earnestly presented holy symbols and holy verses.. stuff like that. Is like hitting me with a cattle prod. Not fatal. But intensely uncomfortable." she says.

"=and. Earnest is the important part there. So. Just being around them isn't fatal. I can still walk into a church." she says.

"I need to figure out how to draw him out." she says. She sighs a bit and takes a big bite. "Look. I'm fine. I super promise." she says. "I'm sure he'll show up when it's convenient for him only. He isn't at full strength. He can't be. I have basically like 90 percent of his power." she snorts. "Like the majority of it. This is the stuff he used to make... others. Like..."

"Like when I saved you? Like that. It's that energy he's been 'taking back'." she nods once and finishes her fist sammich before picking up another.
Alexis Raskoph 2019-04-24 03:12:06 104607
    "...So failing to get it back from you, he's instead feeding on beings... not quite like you two, but close enough for him to refuel himself, as they are defeated by other people." Alexis murmurs out, with a lift of his brows. "That sound about right? But it's not like those things can be left alone either."

    A low grunt in his throat, and he... shoves the entirety of the sandwich wholesale down his throat, minus the little btis he already chewed out earlier. NOMF.

    "...I'll be sure to punch him if I run into him, either way. Devices don't come with any purification methods, and I'm not sure how... holy symbols would work with me since I'm not exactly religious. So... I guess it would be an endurance match, then. Either until the bastard ran out of energy altogether fighting, or until someone capable of active purification came along."
Lacrima 2019-04-24 03:30:07 104608
Lacrima makes a face softly. "Yeah. I don't think you have it in you to present any of that earnestly, nii-san." she says softly. "Not meant to offend, but..." she smiles a little and shrugs. "I mean. So far the one actual Saint I met is my actual brother and him reading crap isn't effecting me." she snorts.

"Which says a lot." she says super snarkily. "When Ariel reads it and it makes me feel like I'm being cattle proded but when he says it, nothing happens." she says softly. She sighs.

"It isn't a pressing matter regardless. I'm stronger. If I had to fight him 1 on 1, I'm sure I could win...." she says with at least enough confidence to nod once.

"Punching him is like punching me. Can't kill him. But you can knock him out of commission for a long while." she smiles. "So still do that."
Alexis Raskoph 2019-04-24 03:46:20 104609
    "...I am not really in very good with Christian idols, no, so..." Alex murmurs and shakes his head briefly. "Ah, well. It's what it is, right. Though... Is it *only* christian symbolism that affects you? Or is it anything that could be considered to have the 'holy' attribute when used earnestly?"

    He shakes his head, and folds his arms over the tabletop. "...It's kind of an annoying feeling, tell you the truth," he mutters then. "Not being able to do anything... final, for opponents like that. My parents built me up as their ultimate weapon, but they didn't give me any tools to kill things like Poderoso. So no matter how much I beat down him or anything else 'Dark', they'll still come back. ...Ugh."
Lacrima 2019-04-24 04:09:03 104610
Lacrima blatantly says. "I don't know. In theory, actual religious iconography." she says. "Not just Christian? Just the sterotypes, you know. Crosses-- Crucifixes and all that." she rolls her eyes. "Are the common ones people have used because that's what's used in stories and where these stories originated from that's the dominant religion. Either. Christianity or Catholicism." she nods a little frankly.

"I mean it'd be rude to run around asking people to test that." she blushes and shifts. "But yeah." she says.

She frowns. "If it's any consolation. I feel like I know what that's like. I can't fight dark creatures very well. Since we just absorb one another. It's dumb. But I fixed that with... Paige." she offers quietly.

"Well it makes sense they wouldn't give you anything to fight what they use." she shrugs. "But you can still hurt these things." she says. "Still kill them depending on what it's made of. We're...." a pause. "Things like me. I mean. We're not all immortal like that. Just..."

"Dark energy basically resists entropy? It's weird. Riventon could talk to you about this a long while." she admits softly. "I basically only know... the basics." she says.