Hinote sucks at pep-talks

Hinote bribes some hospital officals to move him into Rune's recovery room. Then he stinks at pep-talks. He accomplishes... something for Runealy?... maybe?

Date: 2015-11-29
Pose Count: 15
Hinote Kagari 2015-11-30 00:10:20 17001
So Hinote got well enough to move into a more proper Urgent Care room at some point today. Hinote pauses a moment. He asks a few questions. He gets answers. He asks another question. He gets a No. Hinote uses 'Wealthy Family Bribe'. It's very effective. Yeah, so Hinote isn't afraid to do something silly like this, which means the divider in the room is pulled as Hinote is wheeeeeled into Runealy's Room, he waves! This isn't common. But Runealy might not know that. Maybe he's banking on it so he doesn't gave to reveal his SHAMEFUL BRIBE. Regardless, when the hospital people leave, he sort of leans over and moves the heavy cloth divider go.

"There we go!" he says.

"Gao said you were okay. Vale said she did a thing she didn't know she could do. Kinnnnd of still in pain luckily I can move my upper body now. Woke up late last night, started panicing. Gao was awake thou." he says.

"Also, are you okay!? Gao and Vale just said you were 'stablized' and that's all I could get outta them." he mutters.

"Also my head's still a spinny mess. Sorry if I'm scatter brained."
Runealy Waldia 2015-11-30 00:18:25 17002
Rune was stable, albeit dazed. The hospital's attempts to ask her who to contact were actually met with blank silence. The truth was right out, and she wasn't sure who to tell them was 'responsible for' her. And so she created a paperwork issue by just... acting zoned out and unwilling to answer, half-act and half true as Varxega's words echoed in her mind over and over.

They do this so thoroughly that she doesn't even notice Hinote at first. It's only after his second sentence that she suddenly shakes in place upon the bed, alert enough to realize he's talking. "Ah? Um..." Physically, Rune appears to have no wounds. Valeria's efforts were enough to speed her body along into dealing with the visual damage. Her vitals are still low, something the doctors had no explanation for since their diagnosis just had no way to pick up things beyond their understanding; residual dark energy from the demon's claws raking her went undetected.

She looks over to Hinote, tone very low and quiet. "I don't know. Everything just feels so unreal. Did that really happen? Did one of them actually come here? And then you jumped in front and at first I thought it killed you. Just what went on?"
Hinote Kagari 2015-11-30 00:32:21 17005
Hinote Kagari ughs. "I had a while and I still feel like garbage." he frowns a bit. Runealy sounds disoriented. He's disoriented still but. He's pretty sure. "Don't you remember? You called us all to talk about Salvation Day...." he says softly. "That we were to return then? Then that... thing approached. Started spouting lies. Tried to drive a spear into you. Yeah I got in front of that. " he says softly.

"--and those /were/ lies. Gao said everythings okay in so far as the forest and all that isn't on fire and everything seems to be as Vale mostly said when she arrived still. He went and came back late last night." he says. "So...if you're worried about that don't be. Relax." he mutters. "Maybe he'll drop by on his own account soon." he says.

"I'm okay." he offers. "Just still working on the healing." he murmurs.

"Heh. I woke up in a panic because the last thing I remember is just 'the color red' and muffled voices."
Runealy Waldia 2015-11-30 00:37:26 17006
Rune goes tense as Hinote reminds her what happened, events flooding back to her mind with only a little prompting. "So that was all real. Except he went and..." Deep breaths. This goes on for several seconds as she forces herself to settle down. "Except he checked on that, got a message through or looked through or something and it's still okay? Alright, but..."

A few headshakes follow, then she looks over to Hinote. "Wish you wouldn't be so casual about getting hurt like that, makes it sound like it doesn't matter and it really does. Can't really tell if you're going to be okay or not either, when I think about it that way."
Hinote Kagari 2015-11-30 00:49:24 17007
Hinote Kagari shrugs. "I don't know what he did. But it was enough for him to be sure of everything. I was more a mess last night than I am now." he frowns a bit.

"I'm trying not to be casual about it. But if I don't find the light in it, I'm going to hesitate next time. Then what?" he asks. "That thing was going to kill you---you weren't.. even..I d. transformed. It was going to kill you Rune....!" he says more urgently. He crosses his arms indignantly.

The he 'ows' silently like that was the worst thing he could had just done.

"You can call me silly.. dumb.. anything you want. I'm already prepared for that." he says softly. "But...I'm not going to just let some.. some demon start.. spouting vile hatred at my friend while they kill her." he says looking down.
Runealy Waldia 2015-11-30 00:54:42 17008
"I think we're both kind of a mess right now," Rune notes in a quiet tone. "Just don't get why you think I'm going to start insulting you. This isn't even the first time that has come up, you know. Starting to think I'm doing something to make you feel bad, and I have no idea what it would be."

She's not moving much right now, just keeping her eyes over on Hinote.
Hinote Kagari 2015-11-30 01:09:55 17010
Hinote Kagari shakes his head. "Just an Earth thing actually...." he says resting his head back. "...sometimes people show thier concern by calling people 'silly' or 'dumb'... or an 'idiot'--- when they mean something like--- 'Why did you do that thing!?, I care about you!'." he hehs. "Earth is weird sometimes, but you already knew that." he says softly.

"I can really only think of one time you probably could had actually insulted me, and well... that turned out not to be my fault anyways." he mutters. "That.. 'Mana Battery'."

He closes his eyes.

"I'm just glad you're fine." he says closing his eyes.

"Vale visited me earlier. She said I should probably tell you something... because she said you might like to hear it." he says softly. "Do you remember when he first met?..." he asks softly. "...and you and Gao started telling me things?" he asks softly.
Runealy Waldia 2015-11-30 01:13:43 17011
"Oh. I didn't realize," Rune's eyes lower as Hinote explains the cultural difference. She has to wonder if that's actually a cultural thing, or just her taking the idea literally when others wouldn't. "Working on getting to 'fine' at least. Just surprised, that was the first demon I've fought and... one hit. One hit almost took me out. I really slipped up, and if you and the others hadn't been there..."

She lets the implications remain unspoken, instead going with Hinote's topic. "Most of it, yes. I was about to chase you off, and Gaofele had a better idea. What about it?"
Hinote Kagari 2015-11-30 01:26:17 17012
Hinote Kagari hehs. "A little later than that." he says as he crosses his arms.

"I used to... read a lot of fairy tales. I told you that before- but this was when I was growing up. I'd read stories about knights and princesses and queens and stuff like that- and I couldn't be that because well. Those things don't exist here. Not anymore like in our old stories. Not like how I envisioned it in my head." he says.

"So..I settled for the next best thing. Following what my dad did. Trying to become an actor so I could pretend to be the part of some knight... and even then. It didn't come I'd still... be cast as the villian or the evil tyrant or dark wizard. I kept trying for a long time. I still would apply for every play role everytime a classical period play would come up- and try and try again."

"...and the first time someone offered me that role...." he motions.

"It was you." he says. "..and it was for real." he says.

"...so I wanted to thank you for that." he says lightly. "..and even if knew everything that would happen like I do now. I still would had accepted." he says softly.
Runealy Waldia 2015-11-30 01:32:18 17014
Blink. Blink blink blink. Rune had already been staring at Hinote, but now she's doing so with visible confusion. "It's not a role, it's... well, you just said. 'Real.' Why would you thank me, though? We basically talked you into fighting monsters, and that's how things like this happened. I'd think you'd be upset or just tolerating it, not thanking me?"
Hinote Kagari 2015-11-30 01:47:15 17016
Hinote Kagari just smiles. "See--- now you think I'd be upset at you~." he says, lightheartedly.

"No... Runealy. You didn't need to talk me into it because I already knew that. You told me yourselves. I was ready to leave this world behind, remember." he says softly. "I took the Oath. You'd know better, but Vale insituated that It wouldn't had worked unless I actually belived and understood everything..." he says.

"You didn't talk me into it. I already sold on the idea." he smiles a bit.

"But..." he says. "More importantly... You and Gao-- are special friends to me. Vale is a new friend- but she seemed concerned about me enough to come visit me when I asked. I think we'll get along fine." he looks down.

"Sometimes I wish I could explain myself better." he says with a soft breath.

"...but I'd never be upset at you over-- everything I'd been through up to this point. or Gao--or Vale or anyone." he says.
Runealy Waldia 2015-11-30 01:53:33 17017
"As far as I know, that much is true. If we leave things out, if we trick you into 'being our friend'... I don't think the Oath works. That's what I understand from what little I was able to read up on it before giving the Oath to Gaofele, anyway." Rune pauses for a split-second before adding, "And even if I didn't, that'd be pretty sick to make you sign up for one thing, and really get another." Apparently she is not from the Kyubey school of recruiting, even if she's actually mostly unaware of the creature's tactics.

"So if that's how you really feel, if you like her and me and Gao and you're okay with how all of this turned out..." Her head lowers, body sagging into the bed in a more relaxed posture. "I'm really glad. We're still going back on Salvation Day, and once everything's taken care of at the Shrine you're going to see your home."
Hinote Kagari 2015-11-30 02:15:19 17019
Hinote Kagari nods. "Vale told me to tell you...because she wanted you to feel better." he says with a smile. "She cares a lot for you, you know."

He nods. "Yes. I'm going. I'm ready for this." he says.

He looks down at himself.

"I'm mentally ready for this. I still need a couple days to heal." he says with a short coy smile. He rests back.

He so totally doesn't tell Runealy he bribed the hospital workers to move him here though.
Runealy Waldia 2015-11-30 02:33:39 17022
"Well, it's doing just that." Rune isn't exactly beaming with cheer, but it's an improvement from the sobbing wreck she was yesterday; most others may have found inconsistencies in the demon's taunts, but they hit enough nerves with her to take hold and it's only now that well-meaning gestures from Vale, or Gao, or Hino or anyone else are able to sink in.

"You're ahead of me, then. I need time to heal, and... mentally, I'm scared out of my mind right now. Thinking about everything that could happen to make this go wrong. If I make a mis-step during the Ritual, or still don't have enough energy for the final part... that's it. This has to go perfectly, no mistakes, no slip-ups. Thinking about that for a week is..."

She tries to sink into the bed, wishing she could just slip under it like water in a pond. "At least hearing all this from you has made that a tiny bit easier. Thank you."
Hinote Kagari 2015-11-30 02:37:43 17023
Hinote Kagari knows that feeling Rune is exhibiting you wanna hide but you can't. He calls that 'Stage Fright'. He isn't going to give Runealy the breathing speech again though. Not right now. He smiles.

"I'm glad." he says softly. He reaches across the device and pats Runealy's shoulders just lightly. "We'll be there with you." he says.

"We should both probably sleep." he finally admits. "I think that sounds good right now." he says.