2014-10-17 - Sorry For Spying On Your Date!

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Title: Sorry For Spying On Your Date!

Ren stops off at Midori-ya and finds Nanoha there. They talk of jewel seeds, bets involving cake, and the accidental witnessing of romantic dates.


Nanoha Takamachi and Ren Aizawa


Midori-ya Cafe

OOC - IC Date:

10/17/2014 - 16 March 2014

<Pose Tracker> Nanoha Takamachi [Infinity Institute (3)] has posed.

Friday does not mean rest for the young Nanoha Takamachi. Between morning training, probably some cram school stuff, and then after school shifts at Midori-ya it's actually a fairly busy day. Looks like her shift is just up though, as the now ten-year-old is tagging out with her older sister to work the register and tend to people's confection needs. All the perfect time to actually enjoy the sight of cherry blossoms blooming! Actually in honor of the day, Midori-ya's usual treats are a festive shade of bright pink. How nice is that? Because Nanoha is settling down in a seat with a donut and some milk. Yes. A donut.

<Pose Tracker> Ren Aizawa [Infinity Institute (10)] has posed.

But Friday /does/ mean rest for one Ren Aizawa. With school over and her matriculation to the eleventh grade all but confirmed she's in high spirits. And what better day to go out and about than today -- when the cherry blossoms bloom! She admires it along with everyone else who happens to be out, a big smile on her face as she basks in the relaxed atmosphere. Spring break will be over soon enough, but for now she's going to enjoy the heck out of it until then.

She just so happens to be in the vacinity of Midori-ya, which is hands down her favorite cafe. So it's not big surprise when she does stop in for a bite to eat. Scanning the room it doesn't take her long to spy a very familiar little ten year old with twin-tails.

"Nanoha!" She calls with a wave, moving over towards the younger girl. "I'm so glad you're here! I've been meaning to catch up with you for some time now!" And she plops herself down across from her, all smiles and positive energy.

<Pose Tracker> Nanoha Takamachi [Infinity Institute (3)] has posed.

It's a great cafe! Lots of Nanoha's friends seem to think that. ... Wonder why. Nevertheless, a familiar face coming through the door- and then Ren calling her name get the redhead looking up. For a moment, she brightens up right then and there, "Oh! Ren!" And then she locks up. It's been a little bit since the two have had a chance to catch up, but... Huh. Why is Nanoha's face reddening a bit? Quickly shaking the memories of SPYING ON REN'S DATE WITH ENDO from her head, the belated wave over indicates that it's perfectly fine and welcome for her upperclassman to have a seat. "Hi!" That wasn't an abysmally awkward fail at all, really.

<Pose Tracker> Ren Aizawa [Infinity Institute (10)] has posed.

If Nanoha is freaking out, Ren isn't noticing it. Or maybe she's choosing to ignore it? Either way, she seems to be focused on other matters. "School's out!" She says while waving her hands about. Yes, Nanoha is likely well aware of this. "I thought maybe we could get some people together and do something fun soon. I'm not sure what ths is yet... heh heh." She grins sheepishly. "But! It'll be great!" And that it will.

"...But oh! How are things with you?" She doesn't say it, but she's obviously referring to /magical/ things.

<Pose Tracker> Nanoha Takamachi [Infinity Institute (3)] has posed.

It's not so much a freakout as it is an internal panic to not blurt something dumb. So she tries to roll right along with the conversation. "Mn!" Oh yes she's aware school's out, she's aware first hand! Though the next part of the statement gets her attention, "Oh? That would be nice, maybe somewhere other than the themepark th-" She cuts herself off there and swings on through, cursing herself inwardly for her immense social blunder. Because Things. Things are a better topic, as she rubs the back of her neck. "They're uh. A little complicated huh."

<Pose Tracker> Ren Aizawa [Infinity Institute (10)] has posed.

Nanoha still doesn't have to worry about Ren picking up on anything. "Yeah! I was thinking we could maybe head out of the city? I'm going to look around at some travel brochures and see what's interesting." And she nods, so you know it's a definite thing set in stone. Business is meant!

And then she leans forward as the word "complicated" is used. "Oh. I was worried it would be something like that. How's the jewel seed situation, then?" A pang of guilt hits her for being so wrapped up in other things that she hasn't been sticking to her promise to help as well as she should have. "You know... you can always call me if you need help, right?"

<Pose Tracker> Nanoha Takamachi [Infinity Institute (3)] has posed.

Safe! For now at least. A slow breath and Nanoha's blunder seems to have gone unnoticed, and she's thankful for that. "Oh! Out of town can be pretty nice! My family likes to go to some hot springs once a year, not too far away." But then Ren is leaning forward. "... Yeah. I know. -- I've been doing better. I actually managed to kind of sort of... Sort of win against her, once." Why is Nanoha getting a little fidgety? "-She still got the Jewel Seed though." Added as an afterthought before a family member gets too close to the table and she swaps topics again, "Maybe I can get you directions to the hot springs place if you wanna go with Endo!" It just sort of blurts out out, it was the quickest thing she could think of without having to explain clandestine Magical Girl business to Miyuki and... Nanoha goes stone dead halted when she realizes what just came out.

<Pose Tracker> Ren Aizawa [Infinity Institute (10)] has posed.

Hot springs /do/ sound nice. But her mind is still focused on the jewel seeds and Fate. When Nanoha mentions a win against the blonde mage Ren beams. But then her smile sort of fades when the bombshell that she still managed to get the jewel seed from Nanoha is dropped. "Oh. Well, she still doesn't have all of them at least? I think we can still beat her to the punch." There's that optimism! Hopefully Nanoha feels the same way.

And yes, normal non-magical girl family members do sort of hinder such talk. Ren throws a smile Miyuki's way as a distraction...

...Which means she is /completely/ unprepared when Nanoha says what she says next. If Ren had been drinking tea, it certainly would have gone down the wrong pipe and have lead to lots of coughing and sputtering. Instead, she does a double take, eyes wide. "...W-with Endo?" Nanoha somehow /knows/ about /that/? Not that Ren has been actively trying to hide it or anything. She's just neglected to discuss it with anyone else. "Well I guess that would be nice, huh? Though I still think it would be nice to go with a bunch of friends..."

<Pose Tracker> Nanoha Takamachi [Infinity Institute (3)] has posed.

It's probably a good thing Ren wasn't drinking anything, yes. Nanoha's face is a terrible embarrassed shade of red as she purses her lips, blue eyes wide on realization of what she just dropped. "Uh." Right then. That's out of the bag. Up come both hands, palms out. "N-no, she doesn't have all of them." Given in a weak fluster at first. "I just ran into her again on my birthday, and I kind of forced her into a bet." Now about that other thing. "U-um. I kind of saw you at the theme park that day."

<Pose Tracker> Ren Aizawa [Infinity Institute (10)] has posed.

Ren nods, acknowledging what Nanoha says. A bet, huh? Well since the tiny girl seems determined to understand Fate that sounds about right. Still, Ren doesn't like the sound of gambling for things like the jewel seeds. She doesn't voice this, however.

"Oh! You mean our date?" And yeah, she admits that pretty readily. "Heh heh... I bet it was pretty shocking, huh? Though you could've come up and said hello. You wouldn't have been interrupting anything." Hopefully that helps Nanoha feel /a bit/ better about the whole thing.

<Pose Tracker> Nanoha Takamachi [Infinity Institute (3)] has posed.

She could have... Come up and... Said... Nanoha's expression drops entirely to a blank faced look. She had been so concerned with the sanctity of Ren and Endo's privacy that she had gone completely out of her way to try and dissuade Lera from being nosy, and tussle with Fate in a bush to keep her from wrecking things. And she could have just... Said hi. The motion is slow. Just. One small hand rising up to cover her face and forehead in a complete and utter face meets palm moment of wondering how she could have been so silly. "Aheh... Heh... I just... Didn't want to interrupt I guess. I was with Lera, and then Fate showed up and was kind of busy dealing with her. -We kind of saw everything." Oops. Well she clears her throat again. Speaking of Fate. "I uh. Let her have it." The Jewel Seed she means.

<Pose Tracker> Ren Aizawa [Infinity Institute (10)] has posed.

The realization as it washes over Nanoha is a little humorous to watch. Ren chuckles a bit. Awww! Really, it's ok! And then a lot of the funny goes out of the window when Fate's presence was revealed. "O-oh?" She looks a bit shocked. "Why..."

And then it hits her.

Endo still has the jewel seed from the zoo.


"Well. I'm so sorry you had to fight with her on behalf of us. You and Lera didn't get hurt, did you?" Guilt! It's very potent. She bites her bottom lip and looks /really/ ashamed. She was busy having the time of her life while her friends...

"...Huh?" She blinks. "Oh. Well, you guys did bet on it..."

<Pose Tracker> Nanoha Takamachi [Infinity Institute (3)] has posed.

Did Nanoha get hurt on the fated day of the date? "Mmm. Not really. A little scraped by a few thorns from being inside the bush. It was kind of cramped in there with the three of us all tangled up." Wait that didn't come out right. But she doesn't seem to notice. "I uh. Ran into her on my birthday again. As usual she looked... Really sad. I said she could have the Jewel Seed, but if I beat her she had to... Have cake with me..." That must be the dumbest thing to bet something that important on. But the tiny smile seems to say that she at least didn't lose."

<Pose Tracker> Ren Aizawa [Infinity Institute (10)] has posed.


They had cake.


Ren is speechless for the first few moments of this reveal. Then, she smiles softly. "That's really sweet of you, Nanoha."

Who else but her would show such kindness to someone who was for all intents and purposes the enemy? "You make me wish I could be as kind as you are, you know that?" And then she reaches over to pat the tiny girl's head. "Why can't you be my kid sister?"

<Pose Tracker> Nanoha Takamachi [Infinity Institute (3)] has posed.

She's looking a little sheepish there now. Yes. They had cake. That was th big deal that she let a very important and very dangerous artifact of power go over. Cake. Most people would probably be condemning her folly right about now- and she probably had to invent some kind of insane and complex lie to explain it to the ferret on her desk but... Well a headpat is a much better response anyway. "Eheh hehhhhh~..."

<Pose Tracker> Ren Aizawa [Infinity Institute (10)] has posed.

"I just hope you guys keep settling things like this." Because bandaging up a ten year old isn't fun, folks. Remember that. "...Though with you winning more often, of course." Ren adds with a wink, leaning back in her seat with a sigh. "Well I'm pretty hungry. Do you guys have any specials today?"

And with that they continue to chatter, with Ren getting sticky buns and tea to fill her stomach with. It's all very nice!