It's Working Out Right Now

Lacrima comforts Ariel best she can after the events with Poderoso. Things work out for right now. That's good!

Date: 2019-05-20
Pose Count: 12
Lacrima 2019-05-20 22:23:55 105234
When Lacrima opened her coffin the first thing she did was flex her hands and look down at herself and then immediately flumped. Yup. Still a horrid dark energy construct. Still a horrid vampire. She sighs and crawled out of her coffin, complete with horrid violet bedhead and crawled upstairs. She fumbled into the bathroom and worked to fix the last issue with a hairbrush as she sighed and looked at herself in the mirror. "I dunno... maybe I expected... something..." she muttered to herself as she walked back downstairs to get into proper clothes instead of the black PJs she wore with orange halloween bats on them.

She walked back up, dressed casually as she looked for Ariel, either to wake her up, or find out what she's up to. Regardless.

"I think it's time for breakfast." she says softly to her with a short smile and makes her way into the kitchen. She doesn't make a big fuss over anything yet. She wants to give Ariel time to either wake up or get werewitall back.

Last night was pretty terrible, all around. At least she doesn't need to worry about her body being taken over. That's always a plus!

"Hrmmm...." she says as she opens the cupboard. Basically there's a big comical wall of donut boxes in this one.
Ariel Theodore 2019-05-20 22:43:19 105236
    One thing about being a unicorn means Ariel never suffers bedhead. Her hair is just always naturally wild no matter what she does. So it is a moot point, and there's no real need to brush when SHE wakes up.
    She is not awake, at first, when Lacrima wanders out; curled up on a couch, nose twitching.
    "Mnh." But once she's up, she's up. Sitting up and rubbing the sleep from her eyes. "Good morning." Murmured groggily as she shambles after Lacrima to the kitchen, practically attached. The night before had been pretty bad.
Lacrima 2019-05-20 23:04:48 105238
Lacrima is more than happy to be close to Ariel. For lots of reasons but right now it's comforting as she pulls a box of chocolate donuts down from the cupboard. Puts on the kettle as she moves to get tea ready and pulling out a jar of familiar smelling roses-- the rose honey Mamoru made and gave to her as she moves to set out the donuts and the tea cups out as she mphs.

She walks back to the counter and bread goes into the toaster and then two pants are placed on the stove. One gets two eggs, using butter. The other gets a slice of tofu she begins to fry with a little vegetable oil and season with some soy sauce and other spices-- mainly because eggs are in that little grey area of vegetarianism.

She slides these onto plates with a piece of toast and off to the table it goes.

"Breakfast~" she says. "I gotta cook a lotta eggs for Jiaying later. She's probably still sleeping." she says.

She sighs a little and sits at the table after hot water goes into waiting teacups with tea bags. Lacrima cleans as she goes at least it seems.

She starts eating, nom. That's better. ~.~.

"I'm sorry about last night." she says quietly. "But I'm really thankful you we're there." she says.
Ariel Theodore 2019-05-20 23:15:49 105239
    See Ariel is practically attached right now. Hanging off Lacrima's shoulders, nose tucked into violet hair, huddled close and not letting go. The whole process of fixing breakfast is done with a little unicorn lamprey'd on to the vampire's back and not letting go.
    "Mrnnrmnble." Comes her sleepy reply at the official call for breakfast.
    When the food is done and it comes time to sit down, Ariel does not sit across from Lacrima. She sits next to her. It makes it easier to rest her cheek on Lacrima's shoulder and sit there somewhere between half asleep and sullen.
    "I wouldn't have been anywhere else."
Lacrima 2019-05-20 23:44:31 105240
Lacrima had no difficulty making breakfast. Okay maybe a little with the unicorn on her back but still. She was mostly happy. She sighs a bit. "I know." she says quietly. "I'm still sorry you..." she shifts. "You know. The... thing with the... thing and... the..." she shifts again.

"I know you don't like violence. Or fighting." she says. "And I just. The first time you felt anger. Was because of my dumb brother..." she says. "and the first time you do something like that... is.. because of me." she says.

"I m--mean..." she blushes. "I mean every pretty girl dreams of being rescued by a brave knight.. right...?" she says with a flounder. She shifts a bit softly. It's hard to say if she's saying it was pretty neat or just trying to make Ariel feel better about a thing.

It's probably both really. Lacrima is dumb classic romantic like that.

Maybe it's why she likes the trashy romance novels.
Ariel Theodore 2019-05-20 23:57:25 105243
    "I panicked." Ariel admits quietly. She hasn't touched her breakfast yet. Topaz eyes fall half-lidded. Lips purse for a moment as she chews on her words more than her food. "It all happened so fast." Murmured softly.
    "I've always been able to rely on my imagination in a pinch." She admits. "But when I saw Poderoso... Over you like that. Nothing came to me. I just went blank." She huffs "Next thing I knew, my hands were around the thorn and it was all a blur from there."
    Silence follows for a beat or so as she lets her eyes fall closed. "I thought he was going to take you away from me. I didn't know what else to do."
    But then a hand rises, cupping one of Lacrima's warmed cheeks. "Sorry, but I wasn't much of a brave knight back there. I kind of went wild."
Lacrima 2019-05-21 00:20:09 105245
Lacrima is eating, but that's because eating is her coping mechanism. She'll eat and eat and probably wipe out the first row in that cupboard of donuts before it gets to noon. She shakes her head. "I think you did the right thing. At the moment." she says quietly. "Because honestly, that's what what would have had happened. Or at the very least. He'd taken over my body, forced me into the containment gem.." she taps the teardrop shaped gem on her pendant. "--and then I dunno. Be trapped in there. Be a weird force ghost? Really." she says quietly.

"I mean that'd stink a lot." she shifts. "I dunno how Kunzite could do something like that."

She sighs. "I'm here now, thanks to you, and Jiaying and Miho and Mamoru and Kunzite and Kokoro and lots of others." she says softly.
Ariel Theodore 2019-05-26 22:48:01 105393
    'That'd stink a lot'. It's an understatement, but also one that makes Ariel tense briefly.
    "I wouldn't like that." She admits point blank. "If you were sealed away and some... Ancient Elder Vampire took over your body... I really don't know what I'd do. Or how to stop it or change it back." She pauses, biting on her lip.
    "I think if that happened I would really lose control." She mumbles in a quiet tone.
    But it's not something to worry about now. Lacrima is here, now, and that's what really matters as Ariel tucks her face into the crook of Norie's neck with a tiny puff of a sigh. "I'm glad it didn't happen, though."
Lacrima 2019-05-26 23:22:02 105394
Lacrima listens to Ariel and puts her fork down and uses a napkin to wipe her face a bit as she gently turns to face Ariel by tilting her chair. She gently wraps her arms around Ariel and closes her eyes and tugs her a little in towards her chest. "C'mere." she says softly.

She doesn't say anything for a long moment. She doesn't particularly care if her breakfast gets cold, it just takes moments to make a few new eggs. She just hugs, and holds the unicorn for a good few moments in silence and just a soft slight 'huff'.

She gently flips a hand through Ariel's hair a moment softly. "It's okay Ariel. I understand." she says quietly. "It's okay, normal, to worry about those things." she says softly. "I worry about things like that, too." she says quietly. "Like.. what if The Prince of Nightmares comes for you in a dream or a nightmare? I can't dreamhop like you... I... I wouldn't even be able to get there. I'd need to go panic for Seishi, or.. or maybe hope Mamoru knows something, anything about that..." she says.

"But.. I mean. I worry about small things too. Because what I am is deposed to worry and anxiety and quicker emotionally fueled action like...."

"Cursing and stuff. Without really thinking about it." she mutters.
Ariel Theodore 2019-05-26 23:40:02 105395
    Ariel just... Breathes. Quietly letting herself be embraced and pulled in closer and falls into a moment of silence. Quietly basking in the calming presence and act of just being held. And she's fine with the silence, before shaking her head slowly, while fingers rifle through silvery hair and send glitter everywhere.
    "I don't like worrying, though." She admits. And of course, for a creature that used to live free and without a care, the weight of worry must be astronomical. "... And I don't want you to worry for me, either." Muttered as she heaves a tiny sigh. "I just want us to be happy together. And when Poderoso almost took that away I..." Her reaction was entirely natural wasn't it?
    "... I'll be fine, really. I just want you to hold me like this a little longer."
Lacrima 2019-05-27 00:02:40 105396
Lacrima's just kind of accepted that glitter is just a part of her dark energy ecosystem by now and well she owns the house and doesn't seem to mind the glitter. Someday, she's gonna start sparkling in the sun and Jiaying will never ever let her get over it.

"I know." she says. She sighs a bit. She does smile softly. "Ariel... you make me VERY happy." she says with a firm nod as she looks into the eyes of the unicorn. "You we're... one of a few people. To give me a chance. Early on. When... when I started meeting others." she says quietly.

"-and you...." she says quietly... "Made me want to try to be better than I was... even if... that doesn't always... can't always... work out." she says softly.

"Cuz it seems whenever I try to use words it never really works out." she says. "But that's okay. Because... it's important that I tried... at least. Right?" she smiles. "So..."

She nods as she just holds Ariel. "So thank you, my unicorn." she says softly as she just holds Ariel.
Ariel Theodore 2019-05-27 00:23:07 105398
    Glitter is what happens when your girlfriend is a fanciful unicorn. It's just what happens and there's no getting around it. Especially when holding Ariel so close. Another sigh and topaz eyes fall closed.
    Ariel's hand moves now, sliding into Lacrima's own, wordlessly lacing fingers together, and she holds on tightly for a long moment before eyes meet.
    "It's working out right now." Is all she says, voice soft and gentle.