2015-12-31 - Plushy Providence

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Title: The Terribads Try To Take Tokyo

One meets the oddest people when dogs chase fairies.


Inori Yamabuki, Iona Hikawa


Shitamachi Low City

OOC - IC Date:

Sep 19 2014 - 12/31/2015

<Pose Tracker> Inori Yamabuki [Ohtori Academy (9)] has posed.


It could either be the most adorable word in the world, or the most ominous. In this case, it was definitely the latter. In part because Inori Yamabuki was walking a very enthusiastic golden retriever when she'd first heard it.

Next came the barking then...

The girl on the other end of the leash was all but being dragged along by the dog chasing after a tiny floating toddler bear fairy. "Chiffon-chan! Please wait! Chiffon... not so fast Lucy! You're going way too fast!"

It was quite a spectacle, mitigated by the fact that Chiffon was zipping along so quickly that almost noone caught sight of her for more than a split second. This went on for block upon block, until they'd completely lost sight of her. 'buki was all but breathless, her side hurting. Yet Lucy still seemed content to keep dragging her down the street sidewalk, barking like a maniac, people just barely managing to step out of the way in time, "S-Sorry! Stop! I'm so sorry! S-Stop! Please heel!"

<Pose Tracker> Iona Hikawa [Juuban Public School (9)] has posed.

Iona Hikawa's day had been pretty good so far. Getting up, going to school, and now that school was over she was heading back to her grandfather's to prepare for his Karate class. Nothing was going to make it worse...

Well, maybe except for a Terribad attack. In fact, when she hears the barking, something in her does rankle a bit, and she looks around in search of either the pink lady or the green-haired grasshopper man. When neither of them actually appears (and Glassan not deigning to move from her perch on Iona's school bag), she relaxes...

Just in time for a dog to zip past her. She watches the dog for a moment before she sees what is probably her owner running past her as well.

Iona looks at the two, then at the other miscellanious people, then she runs after the both of them "H-Hey!" She calls out to the girl. She's probably going to need some help getting her dog back.

<Pose Tracker> Inori Yamabuki [Ohtori Academy (9)] has posed.

Not thinking that Iona was actually chasing after her, but instead someone she almost ran into, Inori calls out breathlessly, "E-Excuse me! I'm so sorry!" Her legs seemed to be moving faster than she seemed capable of, her opposite hand alternating between holding onto her side and being sent backwards from the jog, her sidetail whipping in a back and forth rhythm behind her.

All of a sudden the dog turns around.... "Oh thank good-" ...into a one hundred and eighty degree spin. "-nessss! No Lucy! No!" ...and runs in the opposite direction, snapping the leash so hard that 'buki stumbles and almost falls outright. Somehow though she manages to keep her footing as she's whipped around in the sudden snap of the leash.

The golden retriever on the other hand, is now running right at Iona, barking happily, it's tongue hanging out of its mouth. ... and when she catches up to Iona who was running, immediately jumps to put her forepaws on other girl's shoulders, her tongue flicking out to try to give her a lick on the face.

"Lucy! D-Down girl!" Inori has her hands on her knees, with one keeping a death grip on the leash as well, just catching her breath, unable to give much immediate assistance in getting off her off. "P-Please excuse her behavior! She's just really e-enthusiastic to be outdoors again!"

<Pose Tracker> Iona Hikawa [Juuban Public School (9)] has posed.

Iona keeps running, and stops almost on cue with the dog when she stops and turn. She's not, however, prepared for the sudden boomerang run of the dog, and especially not prepared for when the dog leaps at her. The paws land on her shoulder and she gets a lot of licking in the face. Iona laughs, almost on reflex, from the sensation. Pulling her bag further up her arm, she actually catches the dog a little bit to let her do her licking thing, a firm hold to the dog's shoulders, but soft enough that she lets the dog drop when she's got her fill.

Iona looks over at Inori, and smiles to her. "It's okay, I can tell she's very happy to be out here."

<Pose Tracker> Inori Yamabuki [Ohtori Academy (9)] has posed.

It's such a relief when someone seems to forgive the behavioral lapse of a pet. There's a grateful smile on her lips right away, though it takes her some time to get more words out, she's breathing really hard. Lucy gets another lick in, before dropping back down to the ground, sitting on her haunches, tongue lolling out happily.

Inori finally straightens before bowing her head once more in apology anyhow, "She must really like you! You appeared and then she just shot off like a bolt in the other direction."

She leans down and ruffles Lucy once on the head, who barks once hapilly in response. Though she then gives a worried look around the immediate area. When she doesn't seem to catch sight of what she's looking for, the middle schooler gives Iona another look and a smile, "Anyhow, where are my manners? My name is Inori Yamabuki and this is Lucy, she's a patient at my Father's hospital. Lucy has been really sick lately. This walk was supposed to be her physical therapy but I think she overdid it a little." That's quite the understatement.

Inori's breath seems to catch, a little hitch in her throat, and this tiny look of panic on her face as she looks behind Iona. ... Because only about a meter behind her is Chiffon, a floating tiny bear fairy, at about eye level who seems to be examining the purple haired girl with a baby's curiosity.

<Pose Tracker> Iona Hikawa [Juuban Public School (9)] has posed.

Iona continues to smile, and when the dog drops back on the ground, she bends over and gives the dog a few pats on the head, before she straightens up when Inori explains herself and the dog. Iona nods in response. "Well, she seems to be good as new, aren't you?" She smiles back down at the dog. "My name is Iona Hikawa. Pleased to meet you." She bows as well.

Iona doesn't notice Chiffon, as Lucy seems to be quite keen on distracting her herself. But on Iona's bag, Glassan still sits, and even if she doesn't see Chiffon, she's keeping an eye out for the other fairy.

<Pose Tracker> Inori Yamabuki [Ohtori Academy (9)] has posed.

"She is making that pretty clear isn't she?" Inori gives this little nervous giggle. "I wish she'd taken it a bit slower myself. It's very nice to meet you Hikawa-san." Another bow of the head, though even as she dips, her eyes are still fastened forward.

The game now is to make certain that Iona keeps not noticing Chiffon. That could make things awkward. Worst case scenario, half the objects on the block start floating off the ground so she'd prefer it never ever gets to that point.

Iona's graceful reaction to Lucy had endeared her enough to 'buki that she wasn't feeling too shy about getting to know her better at least. "Where are we now-?" A look to her left, then her right for familiar street signs and landmarks before it dawns in her, "Oh! Azabu-Juuban." A beat, "Would you happen to be a student at Juuban Public School?"

<Pose Tracker> Iona Hikawa [Juuban Public School (9)] has posed.

"Oh, ah, yes." Iona nods when Inori asks her about her school. "School just ended for me, and I was on my way home. Are you? I don't think I've seen you around before." Inori does look school aged, but she's seen people her age who /don't/ go to school for whatever reason, so it doesn't hurt to ask. She then returns her attention to the dog. "What was she sick with?" She examines Lucy for a few moments before returning to Inori "I--wait, just one moment."

And Iona turns, right now, behind her. She has this weird feeling that something's amiss behind her.

<Pose Tracker> Inori Yamabuki [Ohtori Academy (9)] has posed.

Inori gives a little shake of the head, "I'm an Ohtori student, but one of my best friends, Love Momozono goes to your school. Have you met her? She's a third year middle school student there."

A few moments later, her smile vanishes, "Parvo. She unfortunately wasn't vaccinated. It was a rough road to recovery..." '--wait just one moment.' Instantly she seems a little panicked, "I-I'm sure there's nothing b-"

There's a little start out of her as Chiffon is no longer but behind Iona, but has teleported into Inori's arms. Lucy barks once, out of surprise, but then seems to focus back on Iona. "Oh thank goodness! I thought I lost-"

Trying to think fast, there's a hitch in her voice before she bends over quickly like she was picking something up off the sidewalk. Chiffon... stops moving, eyes unblinking. Nevertheless, the girl doesn't want to chance any movement and hugs her against her chest. "-m-my favorite plushie!"

It was a bit embarrassing in front of someone she barely knew but... it was the best excuse she could think up on short notice!

<Pose Tracker> Iona Hikawa [Juuban Public School (9)] has posed.

"Momozono?" Iona considers the name for a moment, still looking behind her for something she swears she thought was behind her. "I've... heard of her, I think." Then she shakes her head. "But I don't think I've met her before." She turns back to Inori. Iona may have seen Love before, but for vague reasons she's never really had cause to interact with her. Fancy that!

When Iona sees Inori again, she blinks at the girl's bending over and her new... plushie? Iona smiles again. "Aw, that's very cute. I understand how that feels, I've got my own favorite plushie, too." She swiftly takes Glassan from her bag and holds her up. Glassan is likewise unmoving and unblinking, but the face looks somewhat cross, as Glassan is not new to the idea of 'look I've got a plushie too', and it wasn't even Iona who did it! Iona likewise hugs Glassan to her chest, though a subtle poke to the ladybug fairy gets the latter from 'cross' to 'generic plushy-like joy' really quickly.

<Pose Tracker> Inori Yamabuki [Ohtori Academy (9)] has posed.

"You'll know her when you see her." 'buki says, her tone has the affectionate tease of a good friend admiring another friend. "Though she is a rather enthusiastic matchmaker, so be careful if you discuss anyone you might have... affection for." She could see it now, Love just instantly grabbing Iona's hand and trying to instantly get her to confess.

Thankfully, Iona doesn't make the fact that she's hugging a cute plushie awkward, instead bringing out her own. Inori's face is instantly all sunshine through tropical leaves, so delighted at the sight of her, "Oh! She's got the cutest sunglasses! They're so stylish! And that dress is just adorable on her!" She looks up at Iona's hair, then down at Glassan again, "And the two of you match so well! It's uncanny!"

Eventually she turns around Chiffon to let her get a look at her, trusting that Chiffon will remain inanimate around strangers. ... This wasn't always the case, but Chiffon did seem to have a sixth sense about when she was being examined a little too closely. "This is Chiffon-chan." She says while giving Lucy another pat. The dog seems mostly calm now, just sniffing the ground every now and then.

<Pose Tracker> Iona Hikawa [Juuban Public School (9)] has posed.

Iona can totally see Love grab her hand, too. She smiles at that image a little bit, and laughs as well. "I understand." She doesn't say that she doesn't have anyone in mind, not yet. But someday, maybe.

"Thanks! Actually, she used to belong to my sister. I think. I actually don't remember when she came to our home." Her face suddenly drops the happiness for a moment, as she remembers how her sister disappeared. But it comes back quick enough. "This is Glassan." She likewise rotates her fairy around, and even rotates her forward to give Inori a good look at her ladybug backpack. Glassan, like Chiffon, does a pretty good job at staying inanimate.

<Pose Tracker> Inori Yamabuki [Ohtori Academy (9)] has posed.

Used to. Something about that word and how Iona stops smiling causes the delight to fall away from her face, her visage one of uncertainty. Even if Iona brightens up after, and Inori finds her smile again, something about that sticks with her. Even if it could be something as innocuous as she grew out of stuffed animals.

It takes her a few moments to respond once she's introduced, "Well even if you don't, if she belonged to your older sister, then she must be very precious to you."

Inori shifts Chiffon carefully into her other arm, then sticks out a hand, pressing it against Glassan's tiny paw, and gives it a little shake, "It's very nice to meet you Glassan-chan." She says with a bright eyed smile, "It seems like you're in very good hands. I hope you're looking after Hikawa-san just as well as she is you."

It's quite clear that Inori doesn't in fact think that Glassan is anything more than a stuffed animal, even though she had seen Glassan from a distance before, but it lacks any sort of cutesy condescension. If anything, she finds Iona's ready attachment to her stuffed animal endearing and worth preserving.

<Pose Tracker> Iona Hikawa [Juuban Public School (9)] has posed.

Iona nods to Inori's words about her sister. "She is." She says simply.

Glassan... starts sweating? There may be little beads of sweat forming on her head, as she actually kind of wants to say something, like 'Yes, I'm working really hard', but she's trying to keep her composure pretty cool. And to be fair, she's working really hard. Like Inori, Iona doesn't think that Chiffon is anything more than a stuffed animal either. It's a little too adorable and child-like. Though, Iona does find it kind of oddly neat that both of them have adorable stuffed plushies... but so do a lot of girls.

<Pose Tracker> Inori Yamabuki [Ohtori Academy (9)] has posed.

Inori doesn't notice the sweat beading on Glassan's forehead. And even if she did, she'd write it off on condensation or other things...

Chiffon is a baby, so she can only sit still too long, and eventually comes the small bored sound of "Puuu..." Which Inori instantly tries to cover for, "Puu-retty cool!"

Another nervous giggle as she retracts her hand, and hugs Chiffon back against her chest as a hint to her that she needs to stay quiet just a little longer.

After a moment she adds, "Well I'd like to invite you for ice cream as thanks for helping me curb Lucy's enthusiasm but..." She looks down at her, "...I'm not really sure she'd be welcome in an ice cream parlor and I should get back soon. So maybe some other time? I wouldn't mind trading phone numbers." In reality it's more that Chiffon is unlikely to behave sitting still for long but she can't really say that.

<Pose Tracker> Iona Hikawa [Juuban Public School (9)] has posed.

Iona giggles a bit when Inori makes with her nice word-play. "Pretty cool, yes!" She says.

She looks behind her again, just in case there actually is something behind her, but having seen nothing she turns back to Inori, Lucy, and Chiffon. But she doesn't notice anything out of the ordinary, whether behind her or in front of her.

The offer of ice cream does get her attention, though. "Oh, I'd love to, actually. I also have to get back soon too, though... Some other time." When Inori offers to trade phone numbers, she nods. "All right, I'll look forward to it. Here, have my phone number." And she offers her as is proper for people who might be friends someday.