Hot Cocoa Break

Kyouko runs into Sayaka at the coffee shop. Allegiances are re-affirmed over hot cocoa.

Date: 2015-12-28
Pose Count: 18
Sayaka Miki 2015-12-28 21:33:50 19726
    Sayaka was excited to check out the skating rink, as it has been a while since she's gone skating. A really long time, in fact, that she had to buy some new skates just to be here. She makes it to the skating rink, dressed in a short puffy blue jacket and close-fitting, white pants.

    However, before heading for the rink, she searches for a coffee shop selling some nice hot chocolate to warm her up...And maybe she'll actually find Kyouko here while she's out. There's still a lot they have to discuss.
Kyouko Sakura 2015-12-28 21:36:27 19727
    Kyouko actually is here! In the coffee shop near the entrance to the ice skating rink. This is pretty near to her conbenie, and while she doesn't ice-skate (she's never done so, and doesn't think she knows how, although in reality she'd probably be good at it) she loves the hot chocolate they make. You know her and her sweet tooth. She's wearing the same getup as the other night- shorts, but with black leggings on underneath, and a red and white-striped scarf around her neck and trailing down her back. And she's wearing the red-and-gold hairpin she got from Sayaka, of course.

    She doesn't notice Sayaka entering at first though, as she's busy handing over the few coins for her hot chocolate and taking it from the barista, then pausing to blow on it a few times. Hot!
Sayaka Miki 2015-12-28 21:39:12 19728
    Phew, it's busy in here! Sayaka is thankful for the warmth though as she stands in the somewhat long line up. It's moving pretty quickly though as there are a lot of workers helping out today!

    Peering around the shop, she breathes in the warm smell of freshly brewed coffee and chocolate, and is vaguely reminded of the chocolate candy Witch and familiars she fought the other night. What a story she has to tell Kyouko!

    Wait, speaking of which..She does catch a glimpse of familiar red hair, and she grins and waves at the other girl. "Kyou-chan!"
Kyouko Sakura 2015-12-28 21:41:24 19729
    Kyouko blinks as she hears her name, glancing about. She smiles herself as she spots Sayaka, giving that one-fanged, lopsided grin of hers. "Oh. Hey, Saya-chan." She greets, taking a few steps over to where the other girl is standing in line. She sips her chocolate as she does so, then makes a distressed face. It's still far too hot.

    Half sticking-out her scalded tongue, she tilts her head. "What're you doing here?" She asks, as best she can with her tongue half-out.
Sayaka Miki 2015-12-28 21:45:26 19730
    Sayaka smirks at Kyou's face. Looks nice and hot! And the line's quickenning up nicely, "Thought I'd grab a nice hot drink before I check out that skating rink a block over. But now that you're here, maybe I can tell you something interesting that happened last night...."

    She is only momentarily distracted when the clerk calls her to the counter, waiting another moment for her order to go through before she joins Kyouko at the table with her peppermint hot chocolate and marshmallows.

    "wow, it sure is hot! But I like it that way!" she has to blow on her drink a few times before peering back at Kyouko. "So what's new with you?"
Kyouko Sakura 2015-12-28 21:48:33 19732
    Kyouko glances at the skates Sayaka carries, and nods.. "Yeah, I think I coulda figured that out.." She says, with a short laugh. But she quirks a brow when Sayaka mentions something interesting that happened to her last night. "Oh yeah? I'm all ears, Saya-chan."

    She waits while Sayaka orders, and then follows her to the table, pulling out the chair opposite the other girl to sprawl in it in her usual relaxed-looking posture. She attempts another sip of her chocolate and finds it easy enough to deal with now, licking her lips afterwards. Sweet.- just like she likes it.

    "Well," She says, "Not much is new, so much, but I should finish telling you about what I mentioned the other night. Still.." SHe gestures with a hand. "You can go first. What happened last night?"
Sayaka Miki 2015-12-28 21:51:32 19733
    "Hmmm..." Sayaka seems to hesitate a moment, not sure how to say it, given the scolding she was given the last time she played hero. "Well...Actually I ran into Homura last night while investigating what appeared to be a witch attack. I was a bit annoyed at her interfering, but I suppose I should thank her for helping me bring down the witch."

    With a smirk, she pulls out the grief sed she kept. "I guess it's only fair that I take half and give her the rest though, otherwise I couldnt forgive herself. Maybe she's not as bad as I initially thought.."
Kyouko Sakura 2016-01-02 20:22:12 20452
    Kyouko quirks a brow and regards Sayaka over the rim of her cup as she takes another sip. She doesn't comment as the other girl reveals that she ran into Homura, but she smirks slightly when Sayaka comments that she was annoyed at Homura's 'interference'. "Well.. I may think she's a self-centered, no-good jerk, but I can't deny she knows her way around a Witch Hunt." She mutters. Maybe she's just a little relieved someone like Homura was there to watch Sayaka's back in one of her first real Witch fights.

    She eyes the Grief Seed that Sayaka pulls out, and then gives a wolfish grin. "Hey, congrats Saya-chan. Your first Seed, that's exciting." She frowns a bit as Sayaka mentions giving half of it to Homura. The old Kyouko would never have done something like that, but... slowly she nods, shrugging. "If that's what you want to do. Just make sure you take enough to purify your own Gem before you do."
Sayaka Miki 2016-01-02 20:31:32 20453
    Sayaka frowns softly as she stares at the grief seed intently. "No..Not my first slaying. Afterall, Homura just had to butt in and take half the credit. Actually, I'm a little disappointed that I was unable to take it down completely myself, but..I suppose I am still new at it, afterall."

    She would be lying if she said that she had felt a bit too proud to accept it at all, but Mami and Kyouko had already drilled it into Sayaka head that collecting grief seeds was her priority.

    "Even so...Kyou-chan, would you do me the honor of training me? I'm certain I could become stronger if I learned all the ropes from you..And maybe your style would suit me a bit better than Mami-san's.."
Kyouko Sakura 2016-01-02 20:35:03 20454
    Kyouko shrugs. "You got the seed, right? That's what's important." That's the way she sees it, anyway. She grins a little bit as Sayaka asks her to 'train' her. "It's been a long time since I had a partner, Saya-chan, but.. I guess I could try it out again." She shakes her head slightly. "I mean.. last time it was Mami. She showed /me/ the ropes. So I dunno, maybe my style is more like hers than you think. Then again, I have had a while on my own since those days to develop a bit of a.. personal touch."

    She seems genuinely pleased though- a far cry from the days of her insisting that all Puella should work alone. Maybe it's just that she likes Sayaka. That certainly helps. "So yeah.. I mean.. a certain amount I think ya need to figure out on your own, but I'll show you what I can."
Sayaka Miki 2016-01-02 20:43:04 20455
    "Oh...?" she smirks, "I think there's a lot I could learn from the both of you, but somehow, I think we'd work well together.." Sayaka's smirk quickly turns into a smile as Kyouko agrees to that, however. "Great! I look forward to it! Just you wait, I'll be the best magical girl yet!"

    She pauses to take a sip of her hot chocolate, feeling the warmth rush through her body, soothing her soul..Sure, she'd seen some disturbing things during her first witch hunt, but it made her feel better somehow, too. No way, she'll regret this now.

    "So! What was it you were gonna tell me?"
Kyouko Sakura 2016-01-02 20:46:19 20456
    Kyouko has to smirk at Sayaka's self-confidence. "That post is already taken, Saya-chan, but I guess I can let you be second-best." She winks to show she's just teasing, taking another sip of her own drink afterwards. Mmm, chocolate. If only it were crunchy. She pulls out a packet of Pocky from her pocket and puts one upside down in the drink like a straw, stirring it around absently. Much better.

    When Sayaka then asks her about her own message, she returns to reality, her brow creasing and a frown touching her face. She leans forward over the table, lowering her voice. "Oh yeah, listen. Sailor Mercury called a bunch of us together the other day. Turns out, she thinks Mamoru might be still alive. But captured by the Dark Kingdom.. like I was. Or.. maybe not exactly the same, but. They got him."

    She nods a few times to herself. "I /thought/ it seemed fishy when he 'died'. Like somethin' wasn't right. So I think she's right. I think it was a trick. He's gotta still be alive."
Sayaka Miki 2016-01-02 20:50:12 20457
    "Right!" She laughs, "I guess only you get to be the best...For now!" a sneaky smile is returned to the red head, eyeing her pocky thoughtfully.

    What she says next, causes Sayaka to give a little surprised gasp. "Oh! So she must be another sailor senshi. And Mamoru-san is...?" A sudden feeling of relief washes over her, "Oh! That's great news! I thought it sounded strange, when you said that Sailormoon's healing rod had destroyed him. I mean, cant that kind of magic only destroy true evil..?"

    Though Sayaka frowns again when Kyouko mentions him being captured. "Oh...So, I guess they'll probably try and brainwash him right? Like they did with you? but then..We gotta do something!" and now that Sayaka's empowered, she no longer feels so powerless in these situations.
Kyouko Sakura 2016-01-02 20:54:34 20458
    "Yeah, there's a whole bunch of them Senshi runnin' around." Kyouko comments off-handedly. She nods her head in response to Sayaka's reaction to the news. "Yeah.. like I said. It seemed fishy to me. Sailor Moon's reaction made me think maybe I was wrong, but it seems like they were usin' some pretty sneaky stuff to trick her, and all of us."

    She stirs her chocolate with the Pocky stick, frowning thoughtfully. "Of course we gotta do something. Mercury was all like, 'don't do anything on your own, wait for us to form a plan', but I dunno. I don't do well with plans. I've always just acted on what my gut tells me is right to do. If they're holding him.. I dunno if they're gonna brainwash him, but whether they do or not, you're right. We gotta do something. Plus, I already owe those Dark Kingdom guys some serious payback."
Sayaka Miki 2016-01-02 21:02:08 20459
    "Hmph. I think you might be right. We can't just wait around to plan and plot. Every second that we wait, he's in deeper trouble. I think we should stike quickly.." Sayaka can think of many times where she hesitated, rather than taking quick, direct action.

     If she'd made a wish sooner, she might have been able to prevent Mamoru from getting kidnapped afterall. And she still owes him for helping her with bringing back Kyouko. Sayaka smiles as she looks at Kyouko intently, recognizing that stubborn look in her eyes. "So, what did you have in mind?"
Kyouko Sakura 2016-01-02 21:06:43 20460
    Kyouko seems lost in thought, twirling her Pocky stick in the hot chocolate. The chocolate has mostly melted off of the Pocky, leaving her stirring with just a stick of cracker, though its now soaked through with the liquid chocolate. She brings it up and chomps into it with a crunch.

    "I'm not sure yet." She says after a moment of silence. "Gimme a few days to think about it." She chomps down the rest of the Pocky stick.. then grins. "But I'll be sure to let you know. I could use the backup, even if I don't want to wait for the whole squad." She shakes her head. "I dun even know most of those people. If they're Mamoru's friends I'm sure they can't be bad people, but.. if I'm gonna work with anybody it has to be somebody I can trust to watch my back. I'll think of something, some way to hit them back. At times like these, ya gotta hit fast and hit hardest. That's what I've learned over the years."
Sayaka Miki 2016-01-02 21:23:50 20461
    "Hmm..Well I definitely agree that we need to act quickly. I hate waiting around too. Besides, I dunno how wise it is to send in a big group of magical girls to the enemy's lair. Such a group could easily attract attention. But, let me know when you've come up with something, and I'd be happy to help you out!"

    She smirks, "That is, if you dont think I'd just be getting in the way or something." Of course such a thought would totally bug Sayaka, but she is afterall, untested. Not that that would ever stop her from wanting to try, but she's also eager to earn Kyouko's respect too. It does make her happy to hear that Kyouko trust her however.

    "I remember the first time we met, how I just kept getting in the way..I couldn't stand that feeling! Now, maybe I can change all that. I'm sure Madoka would feel the same way if she'd just make a wish and not hesitate so much. I mean, I dunno why everyone kept warning me against it, I've never felt so liberated, so accomplished, since I made that wish, a wish I couldn't possibly regret!"

    Even so, Kyousuke never came to see her after he was let out of the hospital. The hesitancy seems reflected briefly in Sayaka's eyes as she peers into her hot chocolate..
Kyouko Sakura 2016-01-02 21:38:41 20462
    Kyouko nods her head firmly. "I will, Saya-chan, and I'll be glad to have you with me. I know you can take care of yourself." She grins, showing she really means it, too. Despite the dangers Sayaka now faces, being a Puella and all, it's so much nicer knowing that the girl can watch out for herself and doesn't /need/ to be protected to be safe. Even if she is still a newbie.

    "Everybody's gotta start somewhere." She says, with a shrug. "But I know people.. I can tell who'se cut out for this kinda stuff and who isn't. I think you'll be okay." She notices that brief look of hesitancy in Sayaka's eyes, but mistakes it for lack of confidence in her fighting abilities, and leans over to clap the other girl on the shoulder lightly. "We can watch each other's backs." Then she stands, drinking the last of her chocolate.

    "Anyway, I gotta get to work, and you need to go have fun skating." She smiles. "So, I'll see ya around. I'll text you as soon as I have an idea what we should do. See you soon." And then she's walking out, tossing her cup into the trash can on the way.