Hibiki and Tsubasa discuss recent developments while working on some paperwork in Section 2 HQ.

Date: 2016-01-29
Pose Count: 37
Hibiki Tachibana 2016-01-29 18:41:14 25541
    After school, and Hibiki has (as usual) reported down to the Section 2 Headquarters located beneath Verone Academy's School of Music. She's just in her uniform, still, carrying her bag, and walking down the hall towards the control room when she pauses in that little lounge where the coffee and vending machines are. "I really could use a pick-me-up.." She says to herself, stifling a yawn. Classes always make her so sleepy!

    Reaching into her bag, she digs around for some change and starts feeding it into the machine which dispenses drinks, pressing the button for a can of hot coffee. "I wonder if Miku is here yet.." She murmurs, still talking to herself, as she bends to retrieve it..
Tsubasa Kazanari 2016-01-29 18:44:34 25542
Tsubasa comes out of the control room when Hibiki starts focusing on the vending machine, and waits in line behind her. As she's walking quietly, and doesn't bother addressing Hibiki, it's very possible that the other girl doesn't notice her until she turns around, at which point Tsubasa is still there, face stuck in stoic sentinel mode.
Hibiki Tachibana 2016-01-29 18:47:04 25544
    Hibiki, in fact, does not notice at all. She's too busy talking to herself as she picks up the can from the machine, then goes "Ita-ta-ta!" and juggles it for a moment, since it's so hot.. and then turns around and finds Tsubasa standing right behind her.

    "Ee-yah!" She exclaims in surprise, jumping and dropping the can on the floor with a clang. Luckily it wasn't open yet, and she sheepishly bends to retrieve it. "Eh-heh.. Tsubasa-san, you surprised me! You should have said something." She straightens with the can. "Do you want a drink? It can be my treat!" She holds up her still-open coin purse in her other hand.
Tsubasa Kazanari 2016-01-29 18:50:14 25545
Tsubasa doesn't really respond at all to Hibiki getting surprised and the like, just waiting for her to be done. "Sure." She then turns around without saying /what/ drink, and heading back to the control room. "We need to talk." She sounds like it's serious.
Hibiki Tachibana 2016-01-29 18:52:02 25546
    "Ehh.. umm.. okay.." Hibiki says, sounding suddenly slightly nervous and turning back to look at the machine in front of her, pondering what Tsubasa wants to drink. She feeds in a few more coins and then pushes the button for bitter, black coffee. Seems appropriate. Collecting this can, she turns and follows Tsubasa into the control room.

    "Well, truth is I wanted to talk to you too, Tsubasa-san.." She says, half-jogging to catch up and raising a hand to wave to one of the technicians at a console as they pass. "But, if yours is important, you go first."
Tsubasa Kazanari 2016-01-29 18:56:05 25549
Inside the control room, Tsubasa sits down at her usual chair, upright and imperious. "Stop mentioning my name. You may have no cares for operational security, but I do, and if word gets out who I am people may start targeting my concerts." It's blunt, harsh and to the point. She holds her hand out to get the can.
Hibiki Tachibana 2016-01-29 18:58:13 25550
    Hibiki flinches slightly at the rebuke, but she hands over the can. "Ahh... alright. But what should I call you then? 'Ame-no-Habakiri's wielder' sounds so.. wordy.." She says, frowning a little bit.. then shaking her head slightly.

    "But that's what I wanted to say, too. About your concert." She looks sympathetic as she fiddles with the can in her hand. "I'm sorry it got screwed up, I know it was your first one in a while. But I don't think you should give up, either! Your concerts make a lot of people happy, so I think that stopping them would just be letting the Noise win!"
Tsubasa Kazanari 2016-01-29 19:03:50 25551
Tsubasa opens up the can and takes a sip. "Habakiri-san works." She suggests, copying something that Homura used to refer to her. She takes another sip, listening to what else Hibiki had to say. "Of-- You're right." It sounds like she intended to say 'of course' but decided to be a little more positive at the last moment. "There will be more, don't worry. I'm not letting some Noise attacks stop me from holding concerts."
Hibiki Tachibana 2016-01-29 19:11:50 25554
    "Habakiri-san.." Hibiki says, testing it out.. then shrugs her shoulders. "Okay, if you want, that's what I'll say when I'm talking to someone else about our.. um.. business." She says, gesturing around to show that she means Section 2 business.

    At the second part, she smiles, beaming brightly. "Good! I felt so bad.. not only 'cause that man died, but because I know so many people like to see your concerts. And because it must have been disappointing for you too, Tsubasa-san, to finally get to perform again only to have it ruined." She clenches her fist, looking determined. "But I'll help make sure you can have concerts in peace. I promise!"
Tsubasa Kazanari 2016-01-29 19:14:35 25555
"The songs of Tsubasa Kazanari are fit only for the battlefield. I'm doing it for the people who come to listen, not for me." Tsubasa is totally lying, but it's not obvious, nor is she lying solely to Hibiki. "Still, for the people who come it's important they don't end up in a death trap. I appreciate that you're trying to help with that."
Hibiki Tachibana 2016-01-29 19:17:09 25556
    "Well, maybe that's true.." Hibiki says, although she doesn't sound particularly convinced, "But the fact that you do it for them means that you care that /they/ have a good time, and so it still must be disappointing when something like that happens."

    She smiles though, when Tsubasa says she appreciates her help. "That's what I want to do. To make the world safe for people. At concerts, or at the mall or.. or anywhere, really. I know I may not be able to replace Kanade-san, but I want to do the best I can anyway."
Tsubasa Kazanari 2016-01-29 19:20:29 25557
Progress: Reset. As soon as Hibiki starts talking about Kanade, the other wing turns around and picks up a stack of paperwork. "We've been talking enough, let's get to work on analyzing these recent Noise attacks for patterns." Yes, that's not technically their job, but apparently Tsubasa insists on doing it anyway.
Hibiki Tachibana 2016-01-29 19:22:54 25558
    Hibiki seems to sense that she's somehow made Tsubasa upset, but she's not quite caught on how. She flails about for a moment, attempting to figure out an appropriate response, but ends up just sighing and nodding her head. "Ah.. alright.."

    Except Hibiki is terrible at paperwork, and analyzing, and anything that isn't being cheerfully optimistic and punching things. She wants to make a good impression, so she sits down at her chair next to Tsubasa's and starts peering at the papers, but her eyes are crossing within moments. "Um.. what's a 'rezendevous'?" She asks, after a pause.
Tsubasa Kazanari 2016-01-29 19:26:20 25560
"A pre-planned meeting." Tsubasa answers right away, not even bothering to mention Hibiki said the word wrong. She goes through her stack of papers, and then asks another question. "Have you fought any non-Noise youma yet? If you we should compare notes." It's all business.
Hibiki Tachibana 2016-01-29 19:28:31 25561
    Hibiki ohs softly at the answer, "I'm not very good with Italian," She offers apologetically.. before picking up the next paper. It takes her about a minute to realize she's holding it upside down. "Umm.. what? Oh.. no, I haven't. I guess that's lucky." She says, turning the paper over so she can peer at it the right-side up.

    "Have you? That seems scary. I mean.. our Symphogears were made specifically to fight Noise. Do they work as well against other things?"
Tsubasa Kazanari 2016-01-29 19:31:51 25563
"I don't know if they work as well, but they work fine." Tsubasa answers right away, neglecting to correct the origin of Rendezvous or despite knowing very well it's French. "One strategic complication I've come across is that some youma hide within people or important objects. We don't have any tools to draw them out, the Noise never do that."
Hibiki Tachibana 2016-01-29 19:36:52 25564
    "Within.. people?" Hibiki asks, letting the paper drop down in front of her eyes as she considers this, looking slightly horrified by the idea. "But.. what are we supposed to do, then? I can't punch a person with Gungnir!" Not without killing them anyway, which is clearly something she is not prepared to do even if she would save a bunch of other people by doing it.
Tsubasa Kazanari 2016-01-29 19:40:51 25565
"For now my plan is 'hold them at bay until someone who can deal with them properly arrives.' We'll see if that ends up being practical." She apparently nonverbally agrees that killing the people involves is not a desired outcome. "We should probably try contacting Virtue for aid if there are none present."
Hibiki Tachibana 2016-01-29 19:43:58 25567
    "Umm.. but do we know who can handle them properly?" Hibiki asks, frowning and drawing her brows together over her eyes. She swings her legs, fidgeting in her chair, still holding a piece of paper but not even glancing at it anymore. "Oh yeah, Virtue.." She remembers that they're associated with some larger network, although she's never had much to do with them.

    "Do they have a phone number, or something?" She asks after a moment. "I mean, if I get in trouble in the field, I wouldn't know who to call."
Tsubasa Kazanari 2016-01-29 19:47:24 25569
"I assume they put some contact info in your receiver like they did in mine." Tsubasa doesn't notice Hibiki isn't looking at the papers, just going over hers and adding something else. "And then there was that one crazy youma that pulled us into a crazy world, kind of like a barrier pre-filled with lesser youma. There was some guy who claimed responsibility for that, and is really strong. His name is Riventon, and he seems like he values knowledge. Don't tell him anything, he doesn't seem trustworthy."
Hibiki Tachibana 2016-01-29 19:51:10 25570
    Hibiki absorbs all of these notions with a slow nod of her head, her orange eyes slightly wide as she considers. "A barrier.. like what that hood-guy put up at the concert? But with youma already inside it? Hmm.." She considers this. "Well, I guess that's better than them being out in the open and rampaging around. Those barriers seem really handy, I wonder if there's a way we could learn how to make them too."

    At the talk of Riventon, she raises her brows. "Well, if he's pulling people into barriers filled with monsters, I'd think she isn't!" She exclaims. "I'll be careful though, I promise.. Habakiri-san." She winks exaggeratedly, trying to show she remembers her instructions.
Tsubasa Kazanari 2016-01-29 20:00:34 25573
"Like that, except it was like I was on some kind of perception altering drug." Tsubasa tries to explain the witch's labyrinth, "Apparently when killed they leave behind something called a 'grief seed' which a certain kind of magical girl called Puella Magi need to restore their energy. If there's none of those nearby keep a hold on them until we can find one. I don't know if they're dangerous to leave hanging around, the name doesn't sound very positive."
Hibiki Tachibana 2016-01-29 20:02:46 25574
    "Tsubasa! You shouldn't do drugs!" Hibiki exclaims, mis-understanding at first what the other girl says, although as Tsubasa explaisn she quiets somewhat, blinking several times rapidly as she absorbs the information. "That sounds.. really creepy." SHe finally manages, shivering dramatically as she finally puts down the piece of paper she was holding in her hands.

    "Puella Magi, huh? I don't think I've met any of them.. but I'll keep an eye out in case I come across one of those seeds."
Tsubasa Kazanari 2016-01-29 20:06:07 25575
Tsubasa doesn't even bother responding to that outburst. "I've been able to identify the residence of one of them, so if nothing else I can take them there." It's a neutral way of saying it, and she doesn't go into details of why or how. "Perhaps I'll be able to get extra details about what's going on with those in exchange."
Hibiki Tachibana 2016-01-29 20:07:31 25577
    Hibiki nods her head, slumping in her chair slightly, seeming relieved to not have to be the one to deal with these things herself. "Oh, that's good.." She says, heaving a little sigh. "It was complicated enough, having to worry about finding and destroying Noise.. having to deal with all these other types of things too is just.." She raises her hands to her head and tugs on her hair dramatically. "When will I even have time to study?! Miku's gonna kill me..."
Tsubasa Kazanari 2016-01-29 20:09:22 25578
"Spend less time at arcades." Tsubasa suggests calmly, without any ill intent behind her words. "I have no trouble keeping up with school work despite having to prepare for concerts on top of everything else, you wouldn't have either if you'd spent your time better."
Hibiki Tachibana 2016-01-29 20:10:38 25579
    "But that machine has to pay!" Hibiki shouts, suddenly energetic, sitting up straight and banging her fist down on the desk. "If I give up, it will think it's won!" Then she scowls a little bit and looks sideways at Tsubasa. "Well of course it's easy for you, you're really smart!" She says, almost accusingly.
Tsubasa Kazanari 2016-01-29 20:13:56 25581
"That machine cheats." Tsubasa reminds Hibiki of her earlier words on the topic. "It's designed to waste your time and money by making you think you can win." It's harshly said, but not mockingly. "It's not that I'm smart, I'm just more used to balancing all these aspects of my life."
Hibiki Tachibana 2016-01-29 20:24:59 25583
    "That's why it'll be such a triumph when I /do/ win." Hibiki insists, still looking determined. There's apparently no way to convince her that she'll never win that bear. Then she sighs. "You /are/ smart, Tsubasa-san. At least, smarter than me." She laughs, a bit self-deprecatingly. "But I guess that's not really that hard to be."
Tsubasa Kazanari 2016-01-29 20:28:24 25585
"How much money have you spent trying to get it now?" Tsubasa asks, apparently with intent to make a point out of it, and she confirms Hibiki's other statement with a simple. "It's trivial." Harsh, Tsubasa, and cold. "Still, even you should be able to get better at time management."
Hibiki Tachibana 2016-01-29 20:32:32 25587
    "I dunno.. like.. some." Hibiki says, clearly not willing to own up to the sum of money she's poured into that machine over the past year or so. She flinches slightly at the 'trivial' comment, and even goes so far as to pout slightly, picking at the edge of one of the documents on her desk. "I guess.. I should try. I really do want to help as best I can.."
Tsubasa Kazanari 2016-01-29 20:35:46 25588
"Then work on it." And Tsubasa goes back through looking through the paperwork, making quick notes on her own notebook and adding. "You should try talking to magical girls you come across, maybe you'll get data from them that I don't, you never know."
Hibiki Tachibana 2016-01-29 20:36:48 25589
    "Well.. it would be kind of interesting to meet other types of magical girls.. those ones we met at the concert seemed pretty nice.." Hibiki says, sitting back up a little bit, and nodding her head.. "Although it's kind of hard to just.. meet them. I mean, unless there's some kind of crisis I'm not sure how I'd be able to tell.."
Tsubasa Kazanari 2016-01-29 20:39:31 25591
"I've not been looking either, but I have come across some situations where things happened. Just keep your eyes open, and on your surroundings rather than the sky." Tsubasa clearly sounds like she's accusing Hibiki of inattentiveness. "If we build up connections they might be more willing to help with the Noise."
Hibiki Tachibana 2016-01-29 20:46:36 25592
    "I'll do my best." Hibiki says, again sounding determined and drawing herself to a more upright sitting position. She puts on her most 'professional' face. "I'll make sure they know all about Section 2 and how important our fight is and how dangerous the Noise are." She pauses, realizing how this may sound, and adds, "Well.. except for the secret parts of course. Eh-heh~"
Tsubasa Kazanari 2016-01-29 21:05:51 25598
"Just keep to the basics and don't ask for more than the basics. They have no reason to trust us, and we don't want to give them a reason to distrust us by seeming too nosy." Tsubasa recommends calmly, "They can know what Noise are, why they're dangerous, and that we're prepared to fight them."
Hibiki Tachibana 2016-01-29 21:14:27 25599
    Hibiki nods her head after a moment.. "Yeah.. I guess you're right. Although I think they /do/ have a reason to trust us, if we're all part of Virtue." She says, sounding firm and bapping her fist into her oopen palm. SHe gets up after a moment, grabbing her coffee. "Thanks, Tsubasa-san. I'll keep that in mind if I run across any other magical girls. For now, I should go! Miku will get antsy if I don't show up on time for dinner."