You Can't Have Your Cake and Eat It Too!

Dinner with Shinobu's parents and a run in with Hinote leads to an adventurous evening and a burning desire for cake.

Date: 2016-01-21
Pose Count: 33
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-21 01:58:07 23703
"Oh Shinobu-chan! I was meaning to ask you, where did you get that lovely ring? It is simply lovely. Is that a viridian diamond?! Its absolutely stunning. Whose the boy?" Shinobu's mother has been grilling her daughter about her new life away from home since they left her dorm. It looks a lot more vibrant in there but when you are moonlighting as a Puella Magi there are definitely some things you don't want your family to know.

At the insistance of her parents, Shinobu is on her way to Karaoke Crown where her parents are treating her to dinner. It is actually a mostly mild day, thankfully. Still, Spending the evening with your parents after Kabudo club is not exactly the most fun idea. So onward she goes.

"Errr Oh that thing? It's umm... Plastic! I won it at the game center!" She hates lying to her parents but what is she going to say? That her souls been pulled from her body and made into a gem which has taken the form of a ring on her finger? It would never fly!

A much deeper voice chimes in, "Errr, I've seen a lot of jewelry and that isn't plastic. Thats not gold and not diamond. Let me see that." Without a moments warning, her father pulls the ring right off her finger and pulls out a loupe. He begins looking over it. "Its not plastic... The color is exquisite and HEY WHATS THE BIG IDEA!!!"

Shinobu snags the ring and puts it back on. "Umm It's really important dad. It was given to me by a friend and I don't wanna really be apart from it." She doesn't know what would happen if that was taken from her...
Hinote Kagari 2016-01-21 02:06:46 23709
Hinote Kagari felt something was off. A hunch, if you will. In acutality, nothing is wrong, but Hinote has yet to determine 'magical wrongy feelings' from 'just feeling generally weird' since this who magic thing- and this time it's the later for him- just a coincidence that drags him into the Karoke Crown as he looks around, hands in his pockets.

Person he doesn't know...

Motoki walking by...

Nearly Drunken Salaryman he moves aside for...


Oh! Shinobu! And---she's with. People. Adults. He squints. Family? He figures that's the best guess- giving how he's observing how they're acting.

He decides that walking down and up to the table is, for whatever reason, the best course of action. He sort of fixes his bangs as he walks up to the table.

"Hello, Shinobu-chan." he bows politely. He bows politely to the people Shinobu is with. "Hello." he says poltiely.

He turns back to Shinobu. "I was around town and came into her to get a drink." he lies- but it's an easy lie since he could had been doing just that.

He turns back to the adults and bows again. "My name is Hinote Kagari. How are you this evening? I hope I am not intruding too heavily, I'll be more than happy to get out of your hair, just- it would had been rude to pretend I did not see anyone." he smiles.
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-21 02:18:03 23717
Shinobu looks at Hinote like he just swooped in and saved her life! "Hinote-Kun! Good to see you. These are my parents Aimi and Kyo. Haha is a lawyer and defends a lot of people who couldn't otherwise get help. Chichi is... well watch your wallet."

"Hey is that anyway to talk about your father? Hello there. I'm Kyo nice to meet you. So you're the one whose occupying my little girl's time?" The older man gives a polite bow and then offers a handshake, most likely in an attempt to lift Hino's watch.

Her mother on the other hand swats her husband upside the back of her head. "Hello, I'm Aimi. A pleasure to meet you young man." She bows respectfully. "We were just admiring Shinobu's ring, I suspect you had something to do with that?" She smiles politely.

Shinobu turns bright red and just looks around, trying to see if their food is coming yet. No luck there. "I'm so sorry Hinote-kun."
Hinote Kagari 2016-01-21 02:29:24 23722
Hinote Kagari whispers 'Why are you sorry?' down at Shinobu- oh, then the concept of the ring comes up.

'Ring?' Hinote thinks. He looks down to Shinobu's hand in a sideglance, and he ohs! recognition passing by his face. She means... her soul gem. Yeah. Okay so... that's a big deal for some reason.

Hinote shakes a hand. His watch gets stolen. He'll notice later. It's an expensive brand name- but it's also engraved on the back with a message from his father. 'Keep practicing - K.K.'.

Hinote lies his teeth off for Shinobu's benefit. "Yes, I thought the ring looked nice. Doesn't it?" he asks politely, looking non-chalant about the thing as best he can. If you keep cool, no one needs to suspect your lying- also. He's a reallllly good actor.

He still hasn't noticed his watch is missing. He won't get his wallet though. He'll catch that one.
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-21 02:43:04 23728
Where Hinote may not have noticed the watch being lifted, Shinobu has. "DAD! Remember that week where I refused to talk to you? You had stolen something and you hurt ME. You are doing it again and if you keep it up it will be a lot longer before I talk to you!" She crosses her arms in front of her and turns her head from him.

Her father lets out a small shout in shock. He pulls out Hinote's watch and returns. "Sorry, Hinote-san. I have an addiction." He states as he turns to Shinobu, "Is that better? I didn't steal it, I was just looking at it." He gives a million dollar smile.

Her mother rolls her eyes and just shakes her head. "You'll have to forgive Kyo He is a bit of a kleptomaniac. He'd probably steal the karake mic if he thought he could get away with it. Please join us for dinner. We would be honored for our daughter's beau to be here." She smiles and takes a seat beside her husband.

Shinobu just looks at Hinote, "Thank you. You're a life saver." She sits down and offers the seat beside her. "I guess I will have Tonkatsu?" She smiles a little to Hinote.
Hinote Kagari 2016-01-21 04:13:25 23766
Hinote Kagari blinks and looks at his wrist. He raises a brow. He accepts the watch back. "It's fine." he says. "It's just a watch." he asides. A gift watch, and sure it has a little meaning, but Hinote doesn't attach too much value to things even if they mean something.

He shakes his head. "It's fine. Thank you for the warm welcome!" he says. He politly has a seat. "I will have what she is having. Thank you!"

He looks towards Shinobu and gives a little *wink*. Yeah he's here to help. He's used to dealing with this kind of thing.

"I see. Well. As long as nothing else goes missing on me, we'll be fine." he admits happily.

"So what brought you into town, just a visit?" he asks curiously.
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-21 04:21:20 23771
"Well we heard our daughter got her vision back through some marvel of Science! I was hoping maybe we could learn more about it. After all the doctor said she would never see again." Her mother comments and then places her order.

Her father gives a smile and then. "I'd like to invest in such a proceedure. It seems like a really good thing. They worked miracles!" He looks to Aimi and smiles, "Lets go sing together."

Shinobu watches as her mother nods and both go to sing. As the two slip off, Shinobu winces and closes her eyes tight. "Dammit not again." She winces and rubs her head. The two forms of vision collide on her reeking havok on her head. That would be enough but... something stops her pain or does it. She faces towards the outside. "We need to go."
Hinote Kagari 2016-01-21 04:25:01 23774
Hinote Kagari smiles. "I see." he says. Oh, he wants to..invest. In a procedure. That brought back Shinobu's sight. One that... doesn't actually exist. Because it's a 'magic wish'. Oh well that's pleasent, he thinks. He begins wondering ways to lie around that for Shinobu when they get up and go to the stage.

Then Shinobu closes her eyes and asks to leave. He knows what's up- she mentioned it the other day.

He politely stands up and offers his hand. "Come on then, let's get you someplace quieter for the moment." he says.
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-21 04:31:51 23777
Shinobu Kimura shakes her head. Her parents are singing some Michael Jackson song and don't really notice what is going on. The redhead quickly takes Hino's hand and practically pulls him along. "We've got a problem and it's not my vision!"

Just across the street is the source of Shinobu's worry. Right there, pulsing with magic is grief seed. "Ummm I've not seen one do this before." She goes to take it but... no luck. "You don't think it's going to hatch do you?"

She frowns, "This has got to be about the roughest possible situation what if my parents see this! What if they try to follow?!"
Hinote Kagari 2016-01-21 04:35:33 23778
Hinote Kagari is pulled out. This can be interupted different ways by everyone else in the club. He lets this happen because Hinote typically doesn't care what people whisper about him. He's used to rumors.

instead, he blinks a bit and head tilts. "Hatch?...."

He squints...

"...Oh! That's right... that's why... we don't hold onto them. I remember now." he mutters- remembering something the Princess warned him about.

He looks to Shinobu. "So..." he says.

"Would you hate me if I did something brash before bad things happen?" he asks.
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-21 04:39:05 23780
Shinobu Kimura winces a little as she looks at Hinote, "I dunno how much time we have!" She quickly changes her her ring into her full on soul gem.

Suddenly the grief seed starts taking root. Black magic spreads into the wall of the building it's stuck to.
Hinote Kagari 2016-01-21 04:47:11 23786
Hinote Kagari sort of just reaches into his pocket and takes out the Relic and places it onto his wrist- the braclet latching...

"To protect justice..I am Guardian Hino." he says.

There's a flash of orange light--- Hinote becomes Hino, he begins to dash across the street---- jumping over some cars rather rapidly-- (No one notices. He's nimble enough.)

He moves to reach out to try to grab the Grief Seed and move it somewhere else--but---oh no.

It's already rooted.

"Shit." he actually says. "Shinobu, ready. We'll...worry about things as they come now." he says.
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-21 04:54:34 23788
Shinobu just shakes her head at this point. "Oh no. Of course this had to happen! Of course with my parents right in there! DAMN!" She brings her soul gem out in front of her.

Things go dark around Shinobu and viridian light wraps around her body. Her soul gem is brought up to her neck to become a choker. Her clothing changes to a white tunic dress trimmed in viridian with a viridian leather vest overtop. Tan leggings line her legs and a pair of brown heeled shoes rest on her feet. Her hands shuffle in front of her before forming open fists tight together. The stretch apart and a white and viridian bo forms between them, complete with a single gold button.

Things return to normal and without warning the seed sinks into a newly formed labyrinth. Shinobu quickly glances over to see her parents singing another one. Good. She darts inside the labyrinth and gets ready to go!
Hinote Kagari 2016-01-21 04:58:47 23793
Guardian Hino lets Shinobu go first, because 'ladies first' and also, because she's the Puella Magi. This is her gig. He looks around himself, double-checking for Shinobu before he hops into the Labyrinth after her, to help deal with this.

"Well... you got here first at least before someone else did. So let's get you this grief seed quick after handling the witch." he mutters.
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-21 05:15:13 23800
Upon entering the labyrinth, the place looks like bakery gon crazy! There are The area looks like black and white marble checkers with stainless steal flowers growing all around. A few dancing sacks of flour go waltzing around. And then, there are the familiars. In this case, they are kitchen implments. Several sharp knife styled familiars come flying at the two intruders.

Shinobu quickly counters them with her bo, striking them to the ground and then crashing down on them. Things are completely insane. Something crazy this way comes... A giant oven breathing fire come at her. She cracks it with the bo but this thing is armored!

"Well, maybe the next date will go normal!" Shinobu states to Hino and quickly vaults over the oven familiar just before it launches fire at her.
Hinote Kagari 2016-01-21 05:24:25 23804
Guardian Hino tsks. "I would hardly call coming across you and your parents in a fit of coincidence a date." he winks, as he unseathes the longsword and begins to cut into renegade cutlery and knocking away sharp knives. He gets into a strong fencing match with a ridicolous walking knife as he ughs and gives it a hard kick away as he calls out.


He holds out his sword, lengthwise- palm on the flat of the blade as a beam of fire emits from the gem on the hilt, aiming to horribly melt and deal with the cutlery as Shinobu handles the oven.

"Whelp. Chef Witch, or a ....."

"Sand Witch...."

"....I'm pretty much the worse person ever right now, huh?" he asks with a smirk, trying to inteject a little friendliness into the HORROR.
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-21 05:35:15 23809
Puella Magi Shinobu laughs as she continues pummeling the oven familiar. "The heat is on isn't it!" She unleashes a barrage of attacks before giving one final strike to the thing. It finally dies and she just shakes her head. "Fire breathing oven... Haven't dealt with one of these before." She smiles to Hino, "If a familiar is this tough I'd hate to see the witch!"

Several loaves of bread with wings go flying over head. "Lets find the witch and finish this. I don't think this day could get any weirder." She leads the way through countless levels of lunacy. Perspectives shift and suddenly they are walking on what looks like a work bench. Knives are dropping cutting at the path as if they are cutting dough. "Oh good grief."
Hinote Kagari 2016-01-21 05:42:24 23814
Guardian Hino follows along with a tsk. "Witches are strong, but--- you're a Puella Magi, you can handle it- and--- I'm here to help this time!" he says.

He follows along as he watches loaves of bread fly by like some sort of weird breadbirds what the heck. He looks back up and sighs as he shakes his head.

Oh, they're on a workbench? And--more knives!? His eyes go wide.

"Keep on your toes..." he says as he raises his sword---- and then throws it through the air---it lights on fire- and spins towards the blades- hoping to slice some off and clear a path- if he can manage that.
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-21 05:52:45 23819
Puella Magi Shinobu quickly moves along. Where Hino is making his own way through, Shinobu is dancing her way through the knives, timing each step and dodging the sharp edges. Then it happens. A white powder falls from the sky onto the work bench... flour. Shino is covered in the stuff. She just stops and gives one of those evil looks.

"Oh COMEON! Are you serious! Can this day get any worse?!" She rub launches herself into the air over the remainder of the blades and continues on the way to the witch.

Finally They come up to the most unlikely of things. Its a cake... A triple layers, pink, blue and white cake. A doorway begins to form, in icing no less, and then it opens to reveal a witch made up entirely of icing. It has a chef coat and hat on. Each hand is a piping bag loaded with who knows what. As soon as it sees the two would be heroes, several razor sharp knives come flying at them.
Hinote Kagari 2016-01-21 06:00:50 23823
Guardian Hino flicks his wrist. The sword comes back to him- hilt first- it sort of just flies back into his hand as he follows along. He sighs a bit. Then suddenly...flour. All the flour.

He stands there and blinks and gives his cape and quickly, flick to shake some off. He follows along with Shinobu before they reach a giant cake....

...and the Witch is made of icing...


Says Hinote.

"That's the icing on the cake." he draws his sword into a ready stance.

"Too bad it's already baked. I suppose all we can is slice it!" he beams.
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-21 06:11:05 23827
"Less puns or we're going to get sliced!" She states as she steps out of the way of several inbound knives. Shinobu goes diving in and lands in... Molten chocolate... "HOOOOOOOOTTTT!!! DAMN!!!" She quickly gets out of it. While she is okay to fight, she is definitely going to have some serious burns. "Thats what I get for not using my magic right away.

And then, something is fired out of those piping bag limbs. Quickly Shinobu springs up and away from whatever is in those bags. What is in them is a very sticky batter. The witch fires that sticky stuff at Hino then. It's rough to say the least.

"So any ideas Hino! This stuff is insane!" She laughs nervously as she looks to him. "We can't get down on her level or we'll get cooked in molten chocolate!"
Hinote Kagari 2016-01-21 06:26:14 23831
Guardian Hino nrrrrgsss. "If Gao was here... I'd have him do his tree thing, but he isn't, so...."

He keeps up here- OUT of the chocolate as he moves to right and holds his sword up in front of him. "So I need to attack this thing at range. I can do that. Can you?" he asks.

"Don't go try throwing your Bo there if you don't know." he says more seriously.

He looks around, no way to cool chocolate easily. He wishes there was an ice elemental knight now. And that they were here. But there isn't.

"I need to wear it down regardless first before I unload anything powerful into it." he says.

He points the sword down. "Fire Bolt!" he calls out.

An arc of fire zig zags through the sky toward's the cake Witch.

He sighs. "Get ready. I'm going to need to jump in a moment and you're coming with me." he says.
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-21 06:34:07 23837
"No but I got an idea!" Shinobu leaps high into the air. Tossing her bo high up above her, she reaches into her sleeves and pulls out a quartet of bos! She tosses them down over the molten chocolate. The intersect into a grid. Grabbing her bow she lands on them.

"Lets finish this witch!" She twirls her bow, spinning it above her head and then brings it down onto the chocolate. A pair of scythes spring from either end of the bo as it grows longer. With a quick motion she makes several slices into the witch.
Hinote Kagari 2016-01-21 06:50:48 23844
Guardian Hino ohs! now that's an idea!

"That's excellent!" he says. He jumps down onto one of the bo's--- as he is also used to lamppost standing and this is like that.

This lets him get down to the level of the Witch proper as he levies his sword at the beast---his sword lights on fire----

"FIRE!...." he says as he leaps into the air--- the blade growing longer and burning before he sweeps the firey long blade into the cake witch.

"...BLAZER!" he calls out.

Hopefully, this cake is baked!
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-21 07:02:57 23846
"SEASONS..." Shinobu begins spinning her double bo-scythe above her head and around her body. With every rotation it grows larger in every way. Then with all the force she can muster, she springs upward. Viridian light shins all around as she comes down at the witch.

"...FINALE!!! Following up the now cooked witch, the spinning scythe attack saws its way from top to bottom, splitting the nasty creature into two. As Shinobu lands she drops to a knee, on one of the bos. Her eyes close as the witch explodes Black and white light flares out and then the seed drops. Slowly the labyrinth fades out of existance leaving everything as it should be.

The young puella slowly stands up and grabs the seed, putting it in her pocket. "Ugh. That was less fun than I had hopped." She slowly stands and dusts off flour and tries to get chocolate off her skirt. Before she can unhenshin... she turns to see... her parents looking right at her.
Hinote Kagari 2016-01-21 07:10:39 23848
Guardian Hino stands there, still in fancy henshin, and reseathes his sword. He looks at Shinobu as she gains the Grief Seed. Good, he thinks. Another one. HHe takes a deep breath as he shakes and dusts himself off a bit.

"Well.. at least ... your....."

He sort of blinks at the two. His henshin magic should prevent him from being immediatly recognizeable, but... Puella Magi don't always seem to have it so lucky it seems. He wonders if they'll know.

"Hello." he says politely. "Are you okay?" he asks both of them. Maybe they WERE in there?
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-21 07:19:24 23851
"Oh You must be one of those Magical girls! My daughter could learn a lot from you! She wondered off with that boy. I thought I raised her better then that!" Shinobu's mother comments as she storms off to go hunt for her daughter.

Her father looks annoyed at best. "If I find that boy his watch is the least of what I'll take out of him!" He quickly follows along with her Mother.

Shinobu looks over at Hino. She is still pretty well coated in flour. That could be what concealed her identity. "Well. Umm I guess it worked out. I'd hate to be in your shoes though." She blushes a little and walks over to Hino. "Are you alright?" She asks curously.
Hinote Kagari 2016-01-21 07:25:17 23852
Guardian Hino stares. "Your parents miiiiiight kill me later." he says. "They're only in town for a few days right?" he asks.

"I'll lay low." he says.

"...still not worse than the time I accidently... you know what that's a story for another time." he smirks.

He grins. "I'm alright. I don't think I wanna be within five feet of a cake for a few days though." he insists.

"Are you okay?"
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-21 07:31:34 23855
"Oh I don't know, All that cake and we didn't even get to eat any. Seems kind of a loss to me." Shinobu gives a little smile. Carefully she leans against a stone wall.

"I really hurt." She looks at Hino, just a little nervous. "Umm, use your sword, cut here." She pulls one of her leggings from her leg just far enough for it to be cut.
Hinote Kagari 2016-01-21 07:32:42 23856
Guardian Hino draws his sword and cuts the legging. He does so carefully. He puts his sword back when he's done. "What's wrong. Why did I need to do that?" he asks curiously.

He goes ahead and kneels down to get a better look at her leg.
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-21 07:41:49 23859
As the tan legging is cut away, it's crystal clear that she has severely been burnt. Her legs are blistered from the heat. Any hotter she'd be facing third degree burns. Shinobu winces. "I think I've had my fill of chocolate though. Good grief that hurts. I think I am going to need a cold bath when we are done here.

She shakes it off for now. "Perks of having my soul pulled out and turned into a gem I guess. I'd not be able to do anything if this happened before." She winces and looks towards home. "I umm, Well I guess maybe I should get home and get cleaned up..."
Hinote Kagari 2016-01-21 07:46:52 23860
Guardian Hino nods. "I'd escort you home but I'm afraid your parents are out for blood. That. And I haven't talked to my parents about you yet. But...I can carry you as far as I can, if you'll let me." he offers.

"Otherwise, WELL, we'll get to that date proper soon. I'm sure the next will be uneventful. As far as magical things are concerned." he says.
Shinobu Kimura 2016-01-21 07:54:44 23863
Puella Magi Shinobu nods slowly to Hino, "Its okay. I can make it. Unless of course you are going to insist." She laughs a little as she uses her bo as a walking stick. "Oh dear. So we get to do this again? Lets hope it's not as bad as this time. I will talk to my parents and give them some off beat excuse. Maybe I will just tell them I was sick and you walked me home. They won't hate you for that." She laughs a little.

She continues moving in the direction of Infinity U. "A nice bath will definitely help ease the burn I think. I guess I will try to use some of my magic to heal myself up. Not quite sure how that works. I only learned to make more bos last night. Turns out the crazy puella was right. It is a utility weapon and if I am creative I can do crazy stuff with it. Like umm... well I made a magic charged fence last night and tonight a place to stand on piping hot chocolate!"

As far as the date goes, we can hope for uneventful. There is no guarantee though. Two mahou types together seems to draw all sorts of madness. Either way it will be fun no matter where it is!"