Over Confidence and Under Amusement

A run in between Sailor V and the newest Puella Magi in town shows someone has the itch... V is not amused. Special Guest Appearance by Sayaka!

Date: 2016-01-17
Pose Count: 38
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-17 02:10:16 23113
So much has changed in the past two days. Shinobu can't help but need to be at a nice quiet place. That quiet place happens to be at the end of the pier at the central harbor. There at the end of the pier she sits. Where a few days ago the once blind girl simply gazed out at the magic filled water, now she sees the full physical beauty of the twilight on the ocean. Its very peaceful for her.

Quietly she holds her hand out in front of her and her ring reforms into her soul gem. Quietly she looks into it's soft blue-grean glow. Its very pretty. "I can't believe it was a little less then a week ago that this all started."
Minako Aino 2016-01-17 02:52:30 23128
Sneaky spy Sailor V eventually gets around to stalking up behind you after all of the day's earlier responsibilities.

"Aha! You seem to be doing much better. And you were all worried you couldn't do anything," she says, as a greeting.

"I heard you had an exciting night."
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-17 02:57:03 23132
Shinobu Kimura doesn't look up. Did she know? Perhaps. Its not exactly hard to conceal footsteps on a wooden pier. "Don't count on it, V. It was very exciting. Almost dying tends to drive a girl to make life altering decisions on the fly." She continues looking into her soul gem, you might say she is soul searching.

"I put the finishing touches on a witch. I split her from head to foot. Thats saying something I guess right?" She asks curiously as she slides over. "Have a seat?" She offers.
Minako Aino 2016-01-17 03:02:55 23135
Minako Aino/Sailor V shakes her head and stays standing, far away from the edge. "No no, I'm fine over here in the middle of the thingy holding me out of the water," she says, waving away the offer and staying in the exact middle of the pier, far from all the drop offs.

"But yeah, killing witches. Exciting. Useful. Puts you in high demand," she comments.
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-17 03:06:46 23136
"Scaredy Cat." Shinobu states almost playfully. She closes her eyes and the small fabrege egg looking gem flares and becomes her ring once more. Standing up, She turns to moves towards V.

It finally sets in why they call her Sailor V. Shinobu can see for the first time that she is wearing a sailor fuku which does get a smile from her. "Its nice to finally see you." She giggles a little. "So, going to yell at me for doing this?"
Minako Aino 2016-01-17 03:09:42 23139
Minako Aino/Sailor V seems perplexed. "For what? Standing so close to the edge? I mean... it's... it's not dangerous, but you smell funny after falling into the sea."
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-17 03:13:01 23141
Shinobu Kimura makes a little face as if to say 'are you kidding me?' Her formerly white eyes are now bright viridian and they are dancing over Sailor V. Studying her. "Please I train at the end of the pier. Training on unstable ground helps on stable ground." SHe gives a little smile. "I mean about making a wish and becoming a puella magi."
Minako Aino 2016-01-17 03:16:38 23142
"Ohhhhhhhhh!" she says in reply.

"No. Why should I be? If it's what you want, it's what you want," she says with a shrug. "And it would be hypocritical for me of all people to tell you not to."

Sailor V does have another, more important point. All I can give you is advice. Like be careful what you wish for. Practice what you preach. And also, be careful who you are friends with. You're only a lil' bit magical for a day and already you've met some bad people," she warns.
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-17 03:21:20 23143
Shinobu Kimura shakes her head, "It wasn't what I wanted." She states in a very soft tone. "I wasn't ready to make a wish. I wasn't ready to deal with the gravity of being expected to fight witches, risking my life and using powers I really can't begin to under stand."

She shrugs. "Not that it makes much difference now. Put simply, It was wish or die for me. I chose to live. A life of fighting witches is still life." She then smiles a little. "And like Minoke-chan said, Magic isn't about understanding."
Minako Aino 2016-01-17 03:30:18 23149
Minako Aino/Sailor V purses up her lips. "Die is a choice, too. Lots of people choose 'die'. They're not all wrong. They're not all right. It's important to realize it's a valid choice."

"I mean... you could have chosen it. You know the consequences of not choosing it. Don't phrase it as a non-choice. You made a very strong choice," she stresses.

"So be happy about that. I can help with fighting stuff. In fact, you should hang out with me, join up with the V Team!" she urges. "And be careful not to join up with the bad side. You've already met a few dangerous folks in sheep clothes."
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-17 03:35:01 23151
Shinobu Kimura snickers, "It's not the fighting I have trouble with right now. My problem is the ins and outs of being a Puella Magi. I know I am supposed to hunt witches but I don't really know how. I know how to change both to and from my other form. I learned how to use grief seeds... I have one." She smiles, "If you want to see what I can do say the word. Also, if you see my parents, don't mention the cane." She blushes a little.
Minako Aino 2016-01-17 03:49:25 23155
Minako Aino/Sailor V gives you a little careless wave. "I'll figure all that stuff out about you. Tell me if you want. And I'll keep your secrets, too. Don't worry about me."

She even promises to help out with the fighting and finding witches and generic do-gooding. "I got a support network. Reliable friends, a supply of stuff to help out everybody, even you witchy hunters. Griefy seeds and all that," she says, easy and reassuring.

"But some of the people you met already in that less-than-a-day? They work for bad people with bad goals. They can make all the same promises I'm making, and they might even mean all of them, but they'll do bad stuff in the end," she warns, serious and threatening. "Sorry to be the one with all the bad news, but lotsa' other people just don't wanna be serious."

"So you can join up with me and my buds! You can even stick on your own and 'do your own thing' and the be lonely wolf archy-o-type you hear about. But you can't go off with the bad ones!" It's a little bit of a threat, but more a desperate imploration.

"You can also take me somewhere and show me what you can do. That's cool too!"
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-17 04:02:34 23162
Puella Magi Shinobu thinks a moment. If she powers up, she does have the rest of the grief seed from last night. Burning through it so quick though without a replacement. Does she really want to do that? She really needs to hunt but how?

"Umm... Well. I know I am going to get in touch with Mami-sama. She is very smart and has been doing this for a long time. Then when I figure out how to actually successfully do this, I will decide if I want to go it alone or with a group. Odds are I will run with a group. I don't like being alone all the time and fighting witches is dangerous." Quietly she steps back.

Her ring changes to a proper soul gem and immediately everything goes dark around her. Viridian light flares all around her as her clothing changes from her school uniform to A rather cute white dress trimmed in viridian. A viridian leather vest appears covering her chest. Her legs get a pair of tan tights on them and her feet get a pair of low heeled brown shoes. The soul gem becomes a tan choker with a blue green gemstone at its center. Her hair becomes brighter in color, going from a short single pony tail to a twin tail look... still very short though. Her hands move out in front of her and go into open fists. Th extend away from each other, and a white and viridian bo staff forms.
Minako Aino 2016-01-17 04:10:05 23165
Minako Aino/Sailor V gives a whistle of appreciation. She tries not to let any depression or worries show through.

"Well, if you like Mami, you're in luck. When I said you met some bad witch hunters before, I meant it. But Mami is one of the good ones. Coincidentally, she works with me," she says, trying to sweeten the pot.

"If you like her, then please come with with me. With us. I'll introduce you. I'll make sure you both get along. I'll even personally help!"
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-17 04:31:40 23174
The rookie Puella Magi gives a smile. "My magic is weird. Well I used it and saved Guardian Hino's butt last night." Tell you what. Attack me. I won't attack back. Just go for it!" She smiles a little and holds her bo at it's center. Her hand hitting a little gold button that is rather easy to miss.

From there, she simply plants her staff and leans against it. She smiles. "You can attack however you want. Its okay. I will be okay. I promise." She giggles. Those viridian eyes are cheerful. It seems she isn't joking.
Minako Aino 2016-01-17 04:38:32 23179
All she does in reply is nod her head a few times, seemingly satisfied.

"Even if you're a bit overconfident, you must be strong if you think you can stand up to an attack from the illustrious Sailor V!" she notes, a little excited and even clapping her hands together a few times.

"Instead of wasting our energy fighting each other, promise to call me next time you're out and about and I can come and witness it. Any time, any place, any where. That sound good?"
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-17 04:43:36 23182
Shinobu smirks, "I'm already commited in this. So, its you who is a little worried. Come on! Or is the Illustrious Sailor V, Afraid she might actually have met her match?" She winks mischievously. "Besides I doubt you would even hit me if you tried."

The rookie isn't pulling punches. She isn't moving. She's literally just standing there looking smug. "I never said you had to use magic to attack me either. You could punch or kick at me if you wanted." SHe simply waits.
Minako Aino 2016-01-17 04:46:35 23184
Minako Aino/Sailor V shrugs her shoulders. "Maybe I have met my match? It's too dangerous for me to try and hurt you. And I imagine the same is probably true in reverse," she says.

"Eventually, you'll get tired of fighting. We can go and find somebody who needs a creative beating any time though," she suggests instead.
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-17 04:49:59 23187
Puella Magi Shinobu raises an eyebrow, "Are you really going to make me waste magic for nothing. Yeesh." She frowns a little and stops leaning against her staff. she holds long ways at her side though her hand doesn't leave the button. Not yet. "You can punch without using magic. I can promise you you won't hurt me though."
Minako Aino 2016-01-17 04:54:20 23192
"Shhhh! I'm sure getting punched is an even worse waste of magic," Sailor V guesses. "But we can blow up other stuff. Go fight crime. Or go be productive. Let's not beat each other up!"
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-17 04:56:21 23193
Puella Magi Shinobu rolls her eyes, "Who says there is going to be a fight silly! I am trying to show you what I can do. I'm not going to retaliate or anything." She laughs playfully. "And you wouldn't hit me. You literally can't."
Sayaka Miki 2016-01-17 04:57:10 23195
    Sayaka was feeling a bit frustrated after being talked down to by Miss White. After an exhausting battle, she was hoping to at least win herself another grief seed, although so far she had acquired two and a half which was at least better than nothing. That newest little Puella clearly needed it more than herself.

    Leaping from rooftop to rooftop, Puella Sayaka is no longer patrolling, but making for home. She's tired, she wants to sleep in tomorrow. And she's probably missed dinner too!

    However, she just happens to glance down below and spies Shinobu - dressed as a Puella no less. And is that another Sailor Senshi? Might as well see what's up! She angles downward, landing on the ground nearby and not really trying to hide. "Shinobu-san...So you became a Puella, huh." She smirks, wondering what her wish was. And...Is that the famous Sailor-V? "Wow!" she gasps, "Sailor V! In the flesh! I have all your video games!" She gushes. Clearly a big fan, although she's honestly liked Moon a bit better.
Minako Aino 2016-01-17 05:15:11 23201
Minako Aino/Sailor V approves of games and of love. "It is I! Sailor V! Fleshy and real!" she declares, both statements being 100% truth.

Then, she gets a little more serious and takes a defensive stance, stepping back. "I don't think we've met. There are some rogue Puellas running around or working with the enemy lately," she says, voice trailing off and looking Sayaka over critically and hoping she or Shinobu will chime in and put her fears at ease.
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-17 05:20:19 23205
Puella Magi Shinobu sighs and finally releases the button whenshe realizes that V just wasn't going to budge. As Sayaka appears she gives a little smile to her. "Hey Sayaka-san. Good to see you, yeah its a long story. Lets just say I had to make a wish or a couple familiars were going to kill me."

She gives a smirks as she watches V take a defensive stance. "Sailor V, meet Sayaka. She's a Puella Magi. She's really cool and nice and stuff. Sayaka-san, Meet Sailor V, who was just trying to recruit me to her group of heroic magical types. Yet she won't take a swing at me even though I told her it would be okay!" She snickers and quickly hits her button again just in case.
Sayaka Miki 2016-01-17 05:38:13 23213
    "Rogue Puella?" She arches a brow, not entirely sure who Sailor V is talking about. "You mean the Puella who work for WPS..?" hopefully she doesn't mean herself and Kyouko after the whole meeting.

    Glancing at Shinobu, she smirks, "Heh, that's too bad that you had to waste a wish on something like that. With all the Puella and other Mahou in the city, you wouldn't think you'd need to make a wish like that." Sayaka was kinda thinking she'd keep the wish to heal her eyes, but..

    "I'm sorry that I wasn't there to help you out." Glancing at V again, she beams, "Nice to meet you, Sailor V-chan!! This is so cool! So were you around before Sailormoon? Dont you have a different costume in the videogames and stuff?"
Sayaka Miki 2016-01-17 05:38:43 23214
Puella Magi Sayaka grins, "That's okay, Shinobu-san, you can take a swing at me if you like! Will you be joining the Sailor Senshi then..?"
Minako Aino 2016-01-17 05:44:42 23218
Secretly, Sailor V approves of Kyouku's explosions after the meeting and anything Sayaka does to to support it.

"Yeah. I do. Them. But they're hardly the only bad group out there," she says.

Saying nice things and Shinobu's introduction is enough to get on V's good side, though. "Right, nice to meet you. I'm always recruiting, I'm never punching my buddies, and her wish seemed like a pretty good one, all things considered."

"And the games get my costume wrong. So do the animes and the manga and the everything. It's really got a lot of difficult details. So I guess you can't blame 'em for it."

"And yah. I found the senshi. We're off doing big jobs but we're available for helping with other stuff, parties, patrols, whatever!"
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-17 05:53:28 23220
Shinobu releases the button on her staff and shrugs, "What a waste." She turns her attention to Sayaka, "I'd rather not take any swings. My reasoning is different from V's though. Where she's an expert hero with how much experience as a hero? I've been learning self defense and weapons training since I was eight. Just so happens a bo is the weapon I got when I made my wish."

She blushes a little. "Sorry. Not wanting to brag." She sighs a little and lets her bo rest on her shoulder.

She turns her attention to V and smiles, "Tell you what. I will give it a go with your group. Whats the worst that can happen. Be warned though, I will be at the fight against Walpurgisnacht regardless if the dark kingdom is there. That witch is going down. I'm not about to doubt what I heard in Homura-chan's voice."
Sayaka Miki 2016-01-17 05:56:36 23221
    Sayaka isn't exactly sure what the 'V' stands for, but she's a Sailor Senshi, isnt she? "But what I dont' get is why your costume is different from the other Sailor Senshi? Are you a special senshi? Are you their leader?" Of course, Sayaka has many more questinos for her, but it is getting pretty late.

tIn fat, Sayaka yawns tiredly, glancing skywards. Yeah, it's been a long day and she really needs to get home. Her attention stays with Shinobu just a little longer however, when she talks about lessons since she was young. "Wow, really? Well, I'd love to spar with you sometime. I've been taking Kendo lessons for about a year now, but I'm probably not as good as you in combat. I'd love the practice though!"

    Glancing at V again, Sayaka arches a curious brow, "I was hoping to ask about any developments on Mamoru-san, but I guess I really need to get going soon. I mean, it was really weird when we ran into a 'Kunzite' scoping out his apartment..Which by the way was completely empty. I'm a little worried.." Sayaka knows enough to know that Tux is an ally of the senshi, and he and Sailormoon seem pretty close..
Minako Aino 2016-01-17 06:08:50 23224
Minako Aino/Sailor V tries to answer all of Sayaka's question. "It's not that much different. Just... they're all a little different. Mars puts extra ribbons on hers to be fancy. And we got different sizes, too, 'though-I'm-the-slimmest-don't-tell-my-friends," she says, giggling like it's a conspiracy.

"I'll tell you all you need to know about Tuxxes and stuff sometime. Meet me up. Shinny here has my numbers, you can just get them from her and find me on your own time," she promises. "And we can practice sometime, too. With bos and sticks and swords and whatever else you wanna bring!"

For Shinobu, she's a little more serious. "Fine, you can come fight at Wall-purge-and-snot, but.... ugh, just the way you said it means you're already being mind-tricked by them. Just mentioning 'Dark Kingdom' means somebody has been filling your head with misinformation and lies. Whoever is suggesting I want witches to be alive is lying to you - I want them dead, but when your enemies work together to get you to 'trust them' and 'only turn your back a little', it is obvious. And don't believe everything you hear in somebody's voice."

She points at Sayaka. "She killed my mom," she says, in a voice that's slightly angry and filled with trepidation, eyes widening in a good approximation of fear. The body language is very good (although maybe not telling for somebody whose entire knowledge of body language consists of what she saw in the last half of a day), but the voice acting is spot on.

It's probably not immediately obvious that this is a lie.

But it should be obvious pretty quickly. V even corrects anybody just in case they start defending themself or saying Sayaka is a mean mom killer.
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-17 06:25:47 23232
Puella Magi Shinobu shakes her head, "Actually, The only person that mentioned them was you. I wasn't asking permission. Even if you said no I'd be there. A witch is a witch even a huge one and that means we go to work." She smiles a little. "And I never said you wanted them alive nor has anyone. I Know what I heard at the meeting too."

Then V starts putting on a little show. A few issues promptly become apparent. Shinobu can read fighting postures but beyond that, she hasn't read much body language in the past five years so getting her to understand that is more than difficult. Second, her sense of sound is still really accurate. Sure it sounds real but she knows better. "Please. I am pretty sure Sayaka would be the first in line to defend your mom." She giggles.

She quickly spins her staff taking an attack posture. Its solid. It looks like she could give someone a severe beating without much difficulty. "I look forward to working with you."

She glances at Sayaka, "Gladly. I love a good sparring session. Though I will have the rule, No powering up to do it. We don't need to be killing each other while we learn how to kill each other!" She giggles.
Minako Aino 2016-01-17 06:27:49 23234
Minako Aino/Sailor V wrinkles her nose and tries again. "No. No. I KNOW Sayaka won't kill a mom. That's... that's not my point," she says, a little lost for words right now.

"I'm sure Sayaka and moms have a great relationship. I'm just saying," she begins, trying to explain to Shinobu 'sometimes people lie' and 'Sayaka didn't kill my mom' in the most earnest way possible.
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-17 06:34:35 23235
Puella Magi Shinobu just laughs at V at this point. "I know. You do know I've spent the past five years listening to people's voices for cues right? Not to mention I do the whole radio thing. It is funny though watching you try to make up for that little show."

Looks like there is another smarta** on the street. Someone notify the media. Oh wait, apparently she IS the media! "I'm willing to help teach people to fight. Same rule applies though. No powers. I don't want to hurt anyone and I definitely don't want to get hurt. That would stink."
Minako Aino 2016-01-17 06:35:38 23236
Minako Aino tilts her head. "Huh? Make up for it? I'm... not making up for my 'she killed ma' thing. I'm 'explaining' it."
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-17 06:38:49 23241
Puella Magi Shinobu rubs her forhead, "I get it. People lie. I know that and I have no doubt those guys that were there are splended liars but the fact is, at any given moment someone can be betraying your trust." She glances around expecting a white face with red eyes and a subtle smirk.
Minako Aino 2016-01-17 06:41:08 23243
Minako Aino/Sailor V gingerly puts Sayaka to bed (or waves to her when she flies away).

"Alright. That's my point. It's a clever trick. There is no reason to try and encourage the good guys to go and stop a witch. We'd do it no matter what. It's another thing to get us to trust the bad guys... bad things'll happen and we're gonna get jumped hard."

"So we gotta be careful."
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-17 06:45:08 23245
Puella Magi Shinobu smiles, "That is when you put the people you don't trust in a position where you can keep a close eye on them." She snickers. "I'm not going to go over my opinion again because this stick here isn't for beating a dead horse. So I am going to help teach what I know. I know how to handle several different weapons and I adapt what I know from them to other weapons. "
Minako Aino 2016-01-17 06:47:52 23246
Minako Aino/Sailor V makes an urrg sound. "Nobody is doubting you know how to fight. But 'just keep an eye on it' is not real advice. It's not good advice. It's hurtful advice when 'all of V's friends could be killed' is a very real possibility and the goal of some of these people," she stresses.

"This is why I'm so serious about not letting the bad guys get a hold of others. They actually have random Puellas making fun of me here, because I love my friends and am in charge of looking out for them. Like I am the bad one," she says, exhausted.

"Anyway, time for me to go, too. You know how to get a hold of me!"