Sayaka bumps into Shinobu and Hinote at Game Center Crown. Questions abound about the new Puella Magi's intentions...

Date: 2016-01-19
Pose Count: 25
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-19 04:14:10 23405
After the madness of last night, Shinobu just wanted to relax a little. She crashed at home for a few hours and then cleared her soul gem, burning through what was left of her first grief seed. Good thing she just got another one at least. After finishing her food for the night she went to sleep again and was up for school.

School was bothersome to say the least. First day at a new school, she was the center of attention and while that is usually fun, today it was just tedius. All she wanted was for the day to pass so she could go do something to clear her mind. Any other day that would be practicing with her bo. Today though, She discovered the game center crown!

It is flat out amazing! It's been 5 years since she's seen any sort of games but this place was just beautiful. Flashing lights, video games, stuffed animals that are just so Kawaii that she wants to snuggle them! This lead her to a ticket claiming frenzy!
Sayaka Miki 2016-01-19 04:18:17 23407
    Sayaka hadn't been to the game crown centre in a long time, thanks to the whole, 'catching up with school', 'getting beaten up by various monsters', and finally 'becoming a Puella'.

    Life's been pretty hectic actually, and right now, she just wants a good ol' game of DDR. Or maybe some fun little fighting game, one of those VR ones where you can actually move and fight with your hands and feet!

    So here she is, searching her pockets for some spare change, peering around curiously for signs of Kyouko, or maybe Kyousuke, although he's usually so busy with Violin practice that he doesn't usually have time to have fun..And then she gets that weird confused feeling when she thinks about the two of them within the same space of time..

Hinote Kagari 2016-01-19 04:21:56 23408
Hinote Kagari walks out of a resturant on the far side of the shopping strip and looks dour and upset. This is like the low tier of classy and HE STILL CANNOT GET A RESERVATION. This is like the world's most horrible thing ever.

He's marching down past the arcade , looks in, continues past.

Then he stops. Backs up and squints. Oh! Shinobu! Right there!

"Oh, hey, Shinobu-san! Oh. That's right. You've haven't... see this place before." he says vaugely.

"What do you think?" he asks curiously.

His eyes trace the crowd. No one he knows in it.
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-19 04:29:26 23410
Shinobu by now has quite the stack of tickets. She's on the roll and simply cleaning house on a skeeball game! She keeps getting hundred point rolls. "I only need a thousand more tickets!!!" She's in the zone as she keeps rolling ball after ball. After a few moments, She does stop to hunt for another game to play.

Then she hears the voice of Hinote! Quickly she turns and waves happily to him. "Hey Hino-kun! I was just play games. I'm trying to win that cute little kitty plushie." When he asks about not seeing the place before she nods, "This is my first time here. I never seen it before. Its amazing though! All the lights and bells and beeps! It's so cool!"

It takes her a moment and then, Oh Look Sayaka! She waves. "Hey Sayaka-san! Good to see you!" She beams a little waving her over. "Sayaka-san have you met Hinote-kun. He's really sweet!"
Sayaka Miki 2016-01-19 04:31:38 23411
    Sayaka's caught up briefly in her own messed up thoughts surrounding Kamijou and Kyouko, that she barely notices a familiar face, until she practically bumps into Shinobu!

    "Ack! Shinobu-chan!" she laughs, a little embarrassed as she catches herself a few seconds before actually tripping up the other girl. "Heeey, good to see you again. Didn't know you were into videogames too!"

    Oh yeah, and she's a Puella Magi now, too. Sayaka has to talk to her about that, in fact. "Hmm, are you in the middle of something? I had a few questions for you."

    Of course, it's then that she sees Hinote there, whom she's never met before, but he seems to be a friend of Shinobu's and so Sayaka nods and smiles at him. "Hello, Hinote-kun, nice to meet you!"
Hinote Kagari 2016-01-19 04:36:16 23412
Hinote Kagari watches Shinobu play the games and play the crane game and try to win it. He tsks. He'd offer to try- but really- he's no better at these games. Though. He probably has deeper pockets to keep on trying so EVENTUALLY maybe he'd win it. But right now, he's content to let Shinobu have her fun. Sometimes, losing is fun-- right? Besides. It's just a game.

"As long as you're enjoying yourself." he smiles.

He turns around to face the bluenette and bows softly. "Hello, Sayaka-san. It's nice to meet you too." he pauses.

"Do you want me to go occupy myself for a bit?" he asks curiously to Shinobu as Sayaka mentions she has questions.
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-19 04:44:22 23413
Shinobu Kimura blinks a moment and nods slowly, "Oh Umm Okay, Lets go talk. I am pretty sure there will be more tickets here when I get back." She laughs a little and loks at Hinote, "I don't mind if you come along. Not like you don't know my secret. Its up to Sayaka-chan."

The redhead smiles and leads the way outside and into a side alley. Better to talk there then out where everyone can here. At least here they don't have to worry about Youmas, Zakkanas, Terrabads or Witches causing them strife. "Whats up Sayaka?"
Sayaka Miki 2016-01-19 04:56:16 23414
    Sayaka arches a brow at Hinote, glancing back at Shinobu curiously. It's only when Shinobu admits he knows her secret that Sayaka relaxes a bit. As for her own secret..Well, she doesn't really know Hinote, but she came here to ask Shinobu about her plans as a new Puella, and not about her own.

    "Oh, you know about Shinobu's...Secret?" she smirks, "Well, alright. I have no issues with that then." but in a crowded game centre, it's probably not the best place to talk about such things. Who knows what enemies lurk around the corner?

    "So...About that, Shinobu, I am curious. Are you prepared for this..Walpurgis Nacht? More importantly, do you know who your allies and who your enemies are? It seems Puella are not as..Friendly with each other, as some others, such as Senshi. Not all of them can be trusted."
Hinote Kagari 2016-01-19 05:03:51 23416
Hinote Kagari smiles. "I do, yes." he says, curtly. He follows along, hands his jacket pocket. He stops at the entry of the alley, turns around and looks left and right, and then continues entering- he's always careful with alleyways. He's had. Issues in the past.

He continues walking along and crosses his arms.

"Ah... Walpurgisnacht. You mean the situation happening at the end of the month." he frowns a bit as he taps his far arm a bit with a finger.

He looks over at Shinobu. "Yeah... Puella seem to be hit or miss. Either. They get along, or they despise each other it seems." he says shaking his head.

He looks over at Sayaka. Is she a Puella Magi? Well. He doesn't ask. He keeps otherwise to the side of this conversation.
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-19 05:14:49 23417
Shinobu Kimura takes deep breath before flopping down on a cardboard box. She smiles a little before rubbing her head. For a moment the scars around her eyes are quite noticable.

"After you left the other night I got into that with Sailor V. I told her that regardless of what happens I am going to be at that fight. We need all hands on deck and as of friday I am one of those hands. Walpurgisnacht has to be defeated. If she's as bad as Homura-chan says she is, then I don't care who is fighting beside. Think about the number of people here in Tokyo. That witch could kill millions." She frowns over that. "It lead to an argument. She said I was allowed to join the fight. I told her I wasn't asking. I was telling."

She pauses a moment. That is the million dollar question. "I don't think there is any such thing as being really prepared. I mean normal witches are annoying but they can be taken down easy enough. Walpurgisnacht isn't normal. She is so big she doesn't need a labyrinth? That is nuts! I guess practice is the best way to prepare."

Then there is the question about allies and enemies. "I wish I knew these days. Right now I am trusting those who have actually taken time to talk to me about this. People like Homu-chan, Mami-sama, and Sailor V. You too! I found out about the bad ones last night. I was hunting and sorta got a hit. Went into a labyrinth, found a Puella magi fighting off a bunch of familiars so I jumped in to help. She wanted to fight. I talked her down. Saved her butt. She tried to tell me that the seed was hers no matter what. Then she did nothing to fight the witch! She watched me, critiquing me! Gods I was pissed. I took the witch down then took the seed for myself. She called me a dummy for using the amount of magic I did. I told her off and left. Never did get her name. Oh and the fun part? She was breeding witches."
Sayaka Miki 2016-01-19 05:26:37 23420
    Sayaka arches a brow at Hinote again. Hmm, he seems to know a lot. Is he some kind of Mahou himself? There were so many in this city it seems. "Oh? So they've even pinpointed a ballpark date when this witch is supposed to arrive? That's..Bizarre. How can they know so much about this witch? It must really be powerful.."

    Powerful enough for Homura and Mami to team up with agents of the Dark Kingdom. But even so, how is it that Homura knows so much about that witch? Homura seems to know a lot of things, more than she should. Sayaka really needs to talk to her, and she still has the grief seed to return to her too. It's a good excuse as any.

    However, right now, Sayaka wants to focus on Shinobu. "I think..As a Puella, it's really important to have a mentor. Someone like....Mami." Yes, Mami. She's a safe halfway point between Kyouko and Homura, even if things have soured a bit between them as of late, due to Sayaka's bonding with Kyuoko. Even so..

    "Orr..You could ask Kyouko for guidance! I mean, it's tough, being a Puella, so much you need to know, just to stay alive." Kinda scary actually, but Sayaka doesn't want to scare her too much.

    "Wait..Did you say breeding witches!?"
Hinote Kagari 2016-01-19 05:31:18 23422
Hinote Kagari looks over to Shinobu and listens a little as his eyebrow raises. Someone /breeding/ witches!? How do you DO that!? He doesn't know enough- but right now isn't the time- he'll ask later. "Mami Tomoe- right? Yeah she's trustworthy- at least Runealy thinks so- and that's good enough for me." he says softly.

He settles his hands to his side finally as he nods. "The end of this month. That's what Runealy told me. She was at some meeting." he says.

"I couldn't attend in person."

"I'm a Guardian Knight." he says looking at Sakaya. "Princess Runealy is the Princess of the world we've sworn to help protect. She wants to make sure we help Puella Magi when we're able- and that Grief Seeds get into the hands of a Puella Magi and no one else." he says softly.

"It's one of the few actual 'commands' she's given us- so. She wants it done, it's going to be done." he nods.

"But all I can do is help. I know very little of the specifics, besides what I've heard from others such as you and Shinobu-chan, here." he says softly.
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-19 05:39:35 23423
Shinobu Kimura nods slowly, "Thats what she told me. She also told me she's killed several Puella Magi who stumbled onto her little opperation. I guess I was a lucky one. The witch I took out was one she claims to have cultivated." She frowns over the whole thing. "I think the thing that saved me is the fact that I kept a familiar from a sneak attack. She didn't tell me her name and I didn't give mine. As you said, you don't know who you can trust."

She pushes the mess off for now. "I've been wanting to get in touch with Mami. She seems really wanderful and it would be a good thing to learn from someone. I've been flying by the seat of my pants and I don't wanna keep risking that. I can fight but I am new to magic. I am just really learning how to do stuff."

The redhead sighs and frowns, "I was blind but I was at the meeting. I didn't hear any deception in Homu-chan's voice. She said she's a time traveler who has fought Walpurgisnact around a hundred times. She has fought her alone and with help and it always turns out really bad. She's hoping with the addition of the different mahou around here that it will not be so bad. She also said ignore the elephants."
Sayaka Miki 2016-01-19 05:45:22 23424
    "Oh? So you and this..Princess Runealy are from..A different planet?" she smirks at Hinote, not suer what to think of the next part. "Wait..You're aliens? For real? You sure look human enough." however what he says next has Sayaka smiling, "You'd really do that? That's really..Generous. Not a lot of generous people around these days. But I guess we already have to compete with WPS..And each other, sadly. Thank you, for your offer of assistance.." Sayaka still hasn't revealed that she is indeed a Puella herself. But perhaps that much is already obvious. "I'm curious to meet this Princess Runealy sometime."

    Looking back at Shinobu, she smiles, "Wow, so your first adventure! That sounds intense but I'm glad it worked out alright..What else have you learned about being a Puella?" though her smile fades a bit when she speaks more of Homura. "She's a time traveller? What does that mean? She came back from the future to change history?"

    Woah, that's a shocker. But it explains why she knows so much about everything. Why she's so confident. Has she really faced Walpurgisnacht that many times? And what of the others? Yeah, Sayaka needs to have a chat about her.

    "I dunno. I always knew there was a something suspicious about her.."
Hinote Kagari 2016-01-19 05:48:23 23426
Hinote Kagari laughs. "Actually. I'm from the Earth. I'm the only Guardian Knight from Earth though. It is a long story. You could say I consider myself a citizen of that world though, so in a way, maybe." he says softly. He nods. "The Princess would probably like to meet you, too. She likes meeting those she has the potential to help." he says softly.

He blinks, the time traveler part is new to him and---elephants...?

"If that's true- and really-- why would you lie about that?--" he says confusedly. "She's probably going to be a good soure of information or insight for you, I'd think." he says, placing his hands back into his pockets.
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-19 05:54:56 23427
Shinobu Kimura nods and crosses her arms in front of her. It is pretty cold out there. She looks to Sayaka and takes a deep breath. "I learned something really important actually. The moment Kyubey entered my life, Everything got screwed up. I knew that I was going to regret any choice I made. The choice got made for me sadly but, I did make choice since then. No matter what this new life throws at me I'm going to find a way to be happy. Hunting witches is a job. I'm going to treat it like one. I will do what I have to to stay alive as long as I can but I am going to live this life to the fullest no matter what!"

She laughs a little. "Besides, what other career can you use weapons imbued with magic and save lives at the same time!" She snickers a little. Idly she stands and leans closer to Hinote. "You're warm!"
Sayaka Miki 2016-01-19 05:57:07 23428
    Sayaka smirks a bit at the elephant comment. Does Homura even have a sense of humour? She sure has never seen it herself. "Hmm, so you're from earth, but caught up in interstellar politics? That's pretty complicated. Sometime, you'll have to tell me."

    Looking back at Shinobu, Sayaka shrugs, "Well, I guess it depends on what you wished for, right? I mean, it's not so bad, as long as you can collect enough grief seeds to purify your soulgem, you're all set. That's why making allies is the most important thing, right? I couldn't possibly regret a thing about becoming a Puella Magi. At least now, I'm no longer helpless.."

    Of course, Sayaka doesn't know all the secrets that Kyubey kept from her.
Hinote Kagari 2016-01-19 06:01:52 23429
Hinote Kagari clears his throat and blushes. He does not however, push Shinobu away- he instead says. "Yes, I am!" he says. He looks over at Sayaka and nods. "Puella Magi seem to have an easier time when they ally with those who aren't Puella Magi-- you have the extra help and that extra help doesn't need the Grief Seed. There's those that will help. Just, some people... well..."

"They don't like asking." he says as he shakes his head. "I guess it's seen as a sign of weakness to them. I know that I don't mind helping anyone if I know they need it." he says.

"--and I help even when not asked. I'm not in it for the grattitude or some reward. My dad's always said that you have a responsibility to help people, no matter what, you know?"

"So that's what I try to do." he nods. "That's always been the nature of what my Mom and Dad's taught me."
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-19 06:06:23 23430
Shinobu Kimura smiles happily as she leans against Hinote. Its really a rather nice moment. Sadly that is short lived. She lets out a sharp scream and closes her eyes tight. "Owwww! That really hurts!" Fumbling around she returns to her cardboard seat and is clearly rubbing her head.

"This sucks so bad. I need medicine or something." She frowns and just holds her eyes closed. Facing towards the Sayaka and Hinote she keeps her eyes shut."Sorry! I don't mean to worry anyone. I wished to be able to see again. I've been having a small problem though. My magic sight. The way I used to see before I got my vision back? Its been forcing its way out. Like I start seeing both things at the same time and it really makes my head hurt!" She frowns.
Sayaka Miki 2016-01-19 06:09:52 23432
    Sayaka chuckles, noting the coziness between the two of them. She'd like to stick around and chat more, but alas, she must be heading home. "Well, it was good seeing you two, I gotta go...Good night!" and she hurries off to catch the bus.
Hinote Kagari 2016-01-19 06:11:38 23433
Hinote Kagari smiles and then---woah!? a sharp scream!? Did he do something!? Oh--- she explains and he calms down from what appeared to be an oncoming heart attack of his own as he places a hand over his chest. He takes a deep breath because anxiety build up is not good. It's an age old technique to get rid of stage fright. Breathhhheee in---- breaaaathe out. There we go.

He frowns. "So... you're saying there's a complication..." he gives a nod and wave to Sayaka. "Another time, then, Sayaka-san." he says.

He looks back down to Shinobu and makes sure she gets to sit somewhere. There's a plastic crate of some kind here in the alley. Also. Now he's alone with a girl in an alley. Oh gods. He does not want to have to explain this to anybody. >,>.

"Have you talked to anybody about this?" he asks carefully and concernedly. "Does it... 'fix' itself after a while?" he asks.
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-19 06:17:18 23434
Shinobu Kimura Nods slowly, "So far it has. Its been getting worse though. I don't think about it really. Its not the wish or anything. I still see clearly. Its..." She frowns and just slowly collects her thoughts. "I've relied on my magic sight for so long. To think it would just go away was foolishness."

"No. I've wanted to talk to Kyubey about it... but I haven't seen him since the wish. I really do need to speak with him though, I dunno what to do with a grief seed that I can't use anymore." She frowns. "If it becomes worse, I need something to ease the pain though. It jars my head."
Hinote Kagari 2016-01-19 06:24:54 23435
Hinote Kagari frowns. "I see..." he shakes his head. "I'm sorry, I don't really know how to help you with this." he pauses as he blinks. "Wait. Actually. I do." he says. "I...completely forgot. There's a 'magic doctor' I can take you too--- someone who knows how to deal with magical injuries and complications. She might have some way to help you." he says softly.

"If you want, I can't see if she won't see you?" he asks.

"I mean, you can wait, too. In the end, it's up to you--- and--- I'd pay for the visit. It's an off the books type thing and---- um. The guy I'd ask about handling payment seems to be currently brainwashed into a jerk." he admits.

"I just know that if that guy trusted her- she's the real deal." he nods matter of factly.
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-19 06:27:48 23437
Shinobu Kimura takes a deep breath. "I can wait. This will pass." Slowly she opens her eyes. Even now she is seeing both physical and magical stuff. She gives a weak smile. "Its okay. It's going to be alright. All better." She lies. Standing up she gives a weak smile. "Lets go back in here and win that stuffed animal!" She states with a sly grin.
Hinote Kagari 2016-01-19 06:29:43 23438
Hinote Kagari nods. "Alright..." he says. He doesn't /quite/ belive her- but he's willing to act like he does if it'll make her feel better. "...but... if you change your mind, you call me later." he says softly. "Any time of day." he says.

He softly smiles and walks out of the alley and turns around to make sure Shinobu follows along! Back into the arcade they go!