Lost at Another School

Date: 2016-02-01
Pose Count: 22
Hoshi Kogane 2016-02-01 14:12:09 26250
During recess, Hoshi is sitting near the Royal Garden, looking sad. She's wearing her school uniform, clearly marking her as foreign to this one, and kicks a little rock away from her. Most students ignore her, passing by without a care for why there's this little girl looking sad on another school's grounds.
Kukai Souma 2016-02-01 14:17:06 26251
Kukai Souma would not be most students, but even he wouldn't have noticed her if not for two things - one, he's coming out of the Royal Gardens to go about his day, and two, Daichi had called his name and pointed her out. So over goes the blue-jacketed Jack to investigate. He stops near her and leans over, looking her over. "Hey, kid, are you lost?"
Hoshi Kogane 2016-02-01 14:20:47 26252
When Hoshi hears being called out, she looks up at Kukai, and then glances towards Daichi. Suddenly a five-pointed yellow star wearing a white headband pops out next to Daichi. Hoshi looks back to Kukai and smiles a little awkwardly. "Yeah, I'm supposed to be going to the Planetarium for a school project." She explains, and fishes out a permission slip signed by relevant folks to support that story. "I can't find it."
Kukai Souma 2016-02-01 14:23:58 26253
Kukai Souma takes the permission slip and looks it over. "Oh, really? Let's see here..."

Daichi is startled by the appearance of the start, but he turns to examine it, one hand at his mouth, curious as to what exactly it is. He reaches out, poking it in the middle.

Kukai grins and hands Hoshi back the slip, then stands up. "Well you're in luck! My name's Kukai, and I know where the Planetarium is. I'll show you, ok?"
Hoshi Kogane 2016-02-01 14:28:09 26254
The star dodges aside and makes punches moves, grinning at Daichi. Hoshi notices what's going on there and says softly, to avoid being overheard. "I'm sorry, they just do what they want." She apologizes, and another star appears, this one wearing a safari helmet and holding a map, landing on Hoshi's shoulder and pointing at the distance.

"I'm Hoshi Kogane, Kukai-san. Seishou Elementary fourth grade." She holds out her hand so Kukai can show her the way. "Thank you." She seems to be entirely cheered up, although a little embarassed as she keeps glancing at Daichi.
Kukai Souma 2016-02-01 14:45:00 26255
Kukai Souma looks over, then grins. "It's ok. Daichi tends to do what he wants to. I guess we have that in common." He reaches out, taking her hand, and then points in the opposite direction of the little pointing star with the safari hat. "Come on, it's over this way, away from the school grounds proper."

Daichi, for his part, squares off playfully with the little star, matching a few of its punching moves, then zips off of Kukai's shoulder, flying around through the nearby trees.
Hoshi Kogane 2016-02-01 14:47:33 26256
As though it knew which to go all along, the safari hatted star floats in front of the two, while the headband wearing star poofs out of existence. "That little guy's Daichi-san?" She asks softly, trying not to alert people other than Kukai to the topic of conversation while they walk. "I hope I'm not being a bother, Kukai-san."
Kukai Souma 2016-02-01 14:52:21 26257
Kukai Souma nods. "Yup. And I don't have to ask if you're one of the magical girls that've been popping up all over lately, since you can see him, and have your own little followers. But yeah, that's Daichi, my Guardian Character.

Daichi stops back on Kukai's shoulder and grins, flexing his arms for her. "The most awesome Guardian Character!"

Kukai laughs and nods. "You heard him. ... A bother? No, no, not at all! This is the sort of thing I do here. I keep an eye on the needs of the other students of Seiyou Public School, and if there was a lost little girl on campus they'd wonder what was going on. I just got there first." As they walk along the path, the school proper falls away behind the trees even as a large building with a rounded dome appears nearby. "And besides, it's hard even for people who know where it's at to find the Planetarium."
Hoshi Kogane 2016-02-01 14:57:31 26258
Hoshi giggles when Daichi does that thing, "I'm sure you are, Daichi-kun." She smiles, the sadness from being lost and unsure where to go almost entirely gone. "I guess I am a magical girl now, huh..." She sounds a little surprised to hear it said like that, apparently this is a recent development.

"Helping out the other students is very nice of you, Kukai-san." Then she spots the Planetarium, and eyes go wide. "I'd never have found that." Meanwhile the safari hatted star points at his map and then at the planaterium, like he's the one who found it.
Kukai Souma 2016-02-01 15:00:16 26259
Kukai Souma chuckles and nods, walking Hoshi up to the door and pushing it open. Inside it is dimly lit, like early evening. A door on the far side of the room is just closing as Kukai and Hoshi enter, but Kukai pays it no mind as he moves over towards the control systems for the planetarium. "Ok, so, what is it you needed to see here?"
Hoshi Kogane 2016-02-01 15:08:18 26260
Hoshi mentions some astronomical terms that are really a bit beyond what most people would expect from a ten year old, ending with, "And as sensei remembered there was going to be a transit of mercury this year but couldn't recall the details, he asked me to look into when." She sounds cheerful enough, looking at the planetarium with wide eyes, "He thought looking at a proper planetarium would help me with the math."
Kukai Souma 2016-02-01 15:13:13 26261
Kukai Souma has his mouth open a little bit, laughing uneasily. "Uhh.... hah. Uhm. I'm not... really familiar with space, but maybe we can figure out what you need together, yeah?" He looks at the computer monitor, starting with the easiest, the one that mentioned Mercury in this year. "Aaah... Yeah, I think this is it." He taps the mouse and presses enter, and the lights go even dimmer, the displayer in the center lighting up after a minute to show all the planets for a few moments before zooming in, showing Mercury, Venus, and Earth, the Sun straight up in the center, the three of them rotating around the top of the planetarium slowly.
Hoshi Kogane 2016-02-01 15:20:11 26262
Hoshi moves to the monitor alongside Kukai, trying to figure out what he's doing so she can figure out the things herself. "Okay so, what we need next is to figure out when Earth, Mercury and the Sun are all in a line." She says cheerfully, and starts looking for a way to advance time stepwise so the relevant orbits can synch up. One of her stars, this one holding a telescope, decides to sit on her head and look at the objects up there.
Kukai Souma 2016-02-01 15:24:09 26263
Kukai Souma nods and with Hoshi's (probably more proficient) help figures it out, the three objects in a straight line across from one another. "Huh. Ok, there it is. You should make a note of the date and time they expect it to happen. Wanna take a look at it before we move on?"
Hoshi Kogane 2016-02-01 15:25:45 26264
Hoshi is already looking at the date, and seems to be disappointed by it. "... that's going to be in the middle of the night. No way we can go see it." She sighs, and drooping a little turns around and walks towards the exit. "Thanks for your help, Kukai-san."
Kukai Souma 2016-02-01 15:30:34 26265
Kukai Souma waves. "Hey, hey, didn't you say you had other things you needed to look up too? And why can't you get somebody to, I dunno, take pictures for you?" He follows her over towards the door. "Don't lose heart so easy. Even if you can't see it yourself you can still see it. Yeah?"
Hoshi Kogane 2016-02-01 15:33:09 26266
"This is mostly what I needed to look at." Hoshi tries to sound less disappointed, but she was kinda looking forward to this. "And we can't see it because this big hunk of rock is in the way." She stamps on the ground, "Looking at pictures or a recording just isn't the same. You can do that any time."
Kukai Souma 2016-02-01 15:36:11 26267
Kukai Souma awws and pats her head. "I know what you mean. I wanted to go to the Emperor's Cup a year or two ago but didn't get the chance. It'll come back around, but it's hard when things like that happen. Wait here a sec, ok?" He runs back over, turning off the display system, then returns to her. "OK. Well. If you really don't wanna see anything else I can walk you out."
Hoshi Kogane 2016-02-01 15:48:19 26268
"Thanks for helping, Kukai-san. I didn't get the answer I wanted but at least I know now." Hoshi still sounds disappointed, but the earlier rush of it is passing. "I really should go back to school soon, I got excused so I could do this, but I really shouldn't make them worried."
Kukai Souma 2016-02-01 15:50:32 26269
Kukai Souma nods and reaches out for her hand again, holding the door open. "I'll make sure you get back to the entrance, ok? And don't lose hope just yet. You never know what'll happen, and losing hope in your dreams is the easiest way to make sure they don't happen. So keep your chin up!" He grins, his good nature and humor palpable even to the little girl.
Hoshi Kogane 2016-02-01 15:53:04 26270
"Astronomy is just a hobby, not a dream." The blonde girl says, and points at the sky, in an imperious looking fashion. "One day I will be Prime Minister of Japan, just you wait!" What is it with magical blondes and ambitiously reaching for political power anyway? "I promise you, I will not abandon that!"
Kukai Souma 2016-02-01 15:55:26 26271
Kukai Souma looks down at her. "Well, at least you don't want to be King. Or Emperor. Or the most popular of all the popular ladies." He grins. "So there's room for you at the top!" He squeezes her hand and walks along with her back through the path towards the entrance.