2018-05-05 - SPACE JAIL: Yumi-Nori Cell Talk

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SPACE JAIL: Yumi-Nori Cell Talk

Nori and Yumi wake up in SPACE JAIL together as cellmates.


Yumi Ohzora, Nori Ankou



OOC - IC Date:

05-05-2018 - 04-16-2015

<Pose Tracker> Yumi Ohzora [Infinity Institute (11)] has posed.

It is so, so quiet, save for the light sounds of breathing--well, a little less light than they ought to be--and faint sounds of shouting elsewhere. Distantly, distantly music...

But here and now, it's very green, and the floor of this windowless room is cold. ...What little light there is comes from the faint glow of the translucent yellow field serving as one of the walls of the cell; the walls are very smooth, and both they and the floor have faint patterns of interlocking diamonds. Even the 'door' is hexgonal. And...

Well, the hallways hardly matter at the moment. They're impossible to reach.

And, on top of that, there is a tall, gray-haired girl crumpled near the rightmost wall. She's dressed in light colors; pink is the dominant color, though the rest of her layered dress is a little hard to spot given the fact that she's all scrunched together. At least she has her boots--ankle-boots in black, flowing short sleeves that leave most of her arms bare, a small choker, and... well, her cheek is sort of stuck to the floor.

Perhaps most importantly is that there are some pockets in this attire. ...Someone familiar, of course, would recognize Aohime designs when they saw them.

She is... pretty scrawny, frankly. And--


She starts to stir, hands finding the floor again. There's no way to tell what time it is.

COIN FLIP: Nori Ankou flips a coin. It lands on tails!
<Pose Tracker> Nori Ankou [Ohtori Academy (10)] has posed.

How awkward! Because sprawled on that cold floor, lips slightly parted, eyes shut, hair spread out, looking mournful and muted despite being almost entirely beyond the reach of pain or worry, is AkaMira herself.

"nn" is the response of Nori Ankou to this problem.

Her current attire is actually surprisingly reasonable, or would be if she were where she must have been when she left. Red pajama pants in lush silk are only a little embroidered at the hem, and they are tied shut with what look like long thin scraps of kimono-grade cloth. The top is a loose and comfortable chemise with almost no sleeves, apparently undyed, the coarse and loving softness of the cotton radiant in every step. She forgot to put on shoes.

At the worst possible moment her eyes open. The color seems kind of weird in the green light. She focuses, with effort, on the woman nearby, saying sluggishly, "Is this... the court? That woman... I was just so... so..."

After a beat, she asks, "Did I do well? I tried the best that I could. I hope that Batiste could get - get -" Nori sort of falters after this, eyes misting up.

<Pose Tracker> Yumi Ohzora [Infinity Institute (11)] has posed.


Yumi Ohzora does not see AkaMira very well, partly because her face is sort of on the ground and she has to, slowly, make herself turn her head a little. It... takes some effort. "Ow..." The pain sinks back into awareness quickly, and she sighs, at that--before she sees... well, what look like pajamas, kind of. Very nice ones. Except--

"...Court?" Yumi asks. "What do you..." She blinks a few times, and a hand starts to try to both against the ground, having difficulty finding purchase.


She can hear the distress in Nori's voice. "I-it's okay," she says. "It's... fine. You did great." She thinks. Maybe. But, well--Yumi's vision, if Nori looks at her, is obviously unfocused. Her eyes, mostly, pink and looking around in some confusion.

<Pose Tracker> Nori Ankou [Ohtori Academy (10)] has posed.

"Did it hurt? I mean," Nori says, blinking as she focuses, "She was very strong and I know that television lies a little. I'm a bit tough, so it was probably really gruesome."

A beat passes.

"... It doesn't hurt at all, now," she says, almost wistfully. "I hope Sayaka won't be disappointed in me, but at least Garnet..."

Nori trails off again, but with an air of somewhat greater awareness.

<Pose Tracker> Yumi Ohzora [Infinity Institute (11)] has posed.


"Sorry, I..." Yumi hesitates, "I don't... know what you're talking about. Did what hurt? I mean there's a lot of..." The gray-haired girl trails off, though, considering the wistfulness in that tone. For her part, she finally manages to, wincing, sit up a little more--but not for very long. She slips right back down with a little hiss of pain and sighs.

"Yeah, Garnet... She..."

Yumi sighs. "Poor Steven." The older girl shakes her head, rubbing at her temples. "Um..."

"Have you seen my glasses...?"

They sure aren't in the cell.

<Pose Tracker> Nori Ankou [Ohtori Academy (10)] has posed.

"We died, didn't we?" Nori asks.

Then, with sudden shock, "Ohzora! What are you doing here!? Were you one of us!? Did they kill everybody!? Ugh - Earth was the nicest place they knew -" This is not helping. "Ah, glasses - I -"

Her head swivels round, left, right, sideways. "No," she reports, "I don't. You knew Steven?"

<Pose Tracker> Yumi Ohzora [Infinity Institute (11)] has posed.

Yumi blinks a few times. "Uh--"

"Um--" Nori has more than enough time to talk as Yumi tries to find words back, but she doesn't interrupt regardless. She just stares into nothing and looks up in Nori's general direction. She... still doesn't seem to be focusing on her very well. "...Ankou-san?" she manages from the sound of the voice. "I um--Yeah, I know Steven. Not super well, but I've been to his house a few times, talked with him some... Garnet... Invited me, for a holiday, since..."

She trails off. "I don't think we're dead. It hurts too much for us to be dead, and I think I remember..." She frowns, and starts shuffling towards the wall, a little at a time. "I uh--yeah I was around. Easy to miss me... I haven't... y'know, been out of the hospital very long."

<Pose Tracker> Nori Ankou [Ohtori Academy (10)] has posed.

Nori is dead silent for a couple of seconds.

And then she pushes herself upright and does not so much rise as ooch over. She does not speak, but one long, slim arm comes round to gather Yumi up, should she not resist, into a hug.

"I'm sorry," she says quietly: "I did not know."

<Pose Tracker> Yumi Ohzora [Infinity Institute (11)] has posed.

Yumi is silent, too. The way she glances away, the curling of her fingers--this and more connote awkwardness in the meantime. But Nori pulls herelf upright, and Yumi--well, Yumi is tall, but she is very light. She blinks a few more times, hesitating--"Ah--"

A flash of guilt colors her expression and she closes her eyes. "...It's not like... we were close, but... I would've liked to have had a chance to explain..." She glances down. "Sorry. I--I'm sorry, too. You were..."

She trails off, and manages to shift an arm about Nori into an approximation of a hug back. "I'm more worried about how Steven must feel."

<Pose Tracker> Nori Ankou [Ohtori Academy (10)] has posed.

Nori is not exactly short either, though Yumi is doubtless taller.

After the squeeze, Nori relents, though she doesn't pull away. "Yes? The last that I remember, he had - he was - crying. Garnet. I don't know if you saw this. That weapon the orange woman used; it killed her, I think. You know she was an alien?"

After a moment, Nori says, "I am too, but not the same kind."

This is going well, Nori thinks to herself.

<Pose Tracker> Yumi Ohzora [Infinity Institute (11)] has posed.

Yumi's taller than a good number of the boys in her class. ...But seated, height differences don't matter all that much.

Yumi leans heavily on Nori, in the meantime; one might get the impression that she isn't sure she could stay upright on her own. She certainly doesn't have much strength to squeeze. "...Mm... Yeah. I--I think I remember... It's a little fuzzy," Yumi admits. "I think I hit my head on the way down..." The dark makes it hard to spot, but she has a couple of bruises where she's hit the ground. She bruises fairly easily.

'I--huh. Was she?" Yumi asks. "That... I guess that explains--" She pauses. "...You are?" Yumi asks, her pink eyes widening slightly.

"...Cool. Where are you from?"

<Pose Tracker> Nori Ankou [Ohtori Academy (10)] has posed.

"Oh, no, let me see," Nori says -

"I was born in Sapporo," Nori explains, "but I am from the Sea of Tears. It's a country on another planet. There are more of us around than you would think. Have you ever gone on trips abroad, to Indonesia or something...?"

Nori may be losing the plot, but she seems more animated now at least.

<Pose Tracker> Yumi Ohzora [Infinity Institute (11)] has posed.

Yumi can be patient. She waits--and tilts her head. "Hmm... So, you..." She doesn't quite get the distinction of where Nori is from for a moment, but doesn't slow all that much down. "I didn't know," she says simply. "I--oh, yeah, I have, a few times. In fact, I always wanted to go to Midchilda for part of the exchange program, but... I never got to. Places on Earth though, yeah."

"Why do you ask?"

<Pose Tracker> Nori Ankou [Ohtori Academy (10)] has posed.

"What I do is a bit like what the embassy does for you if you are in Indonesia or something," Nori says. "It's not too important right now."

"I was a little afraid you'd be weirded out," Nori then adds. "If it helps, I do not think Kozue is an alien at all, if she is still alive."

Another couple of seconds. "So then, if this is not the court of Eve, then..."

<Pose Tracker> Yumi Ohzora [Infinity Institute (11)] has posed.

"Ohhhh." The light dawns, so to speak; the older of the two nods along, obvious mostly because of the fact that she's still leaning hard on Nori. "Yeah, that makes sense, okay." Maybe it's not important right now, but it's nice to have something else to think about, something more fun than... well, the fact that everything hurts. The wince is still kind of obvious in Yumi's voice, a little strain that she can't really mask.

"Um, nah. Takes a lot to weird me out. I--" She pauses, opens her mouth, and closes it. "R-right. Kozue. Y-yeah. ...Yeah, I--I mean, she's probably..."

"Um. Yeah, no, I guess we're... wherever they took us...? I remember there was that... rod, and it... hurt, and..."

She blinks, again, but this time says with some alarm, "...I can't sense..."

<Pose Tracker> Nori Ankou [Ohtori Academy (10)] has posed.

"They, the gem women? They didn't just kill us?" Nori says, wonderingly. A little. She is willing to support Yumi, her own body real, firm, toned; a little cold, perhaps, but not much. Frowning, she says, "They must have need of us. But why us?"

"You can't sense what?" she asks.

<Pose Tracker> Yumi Ohzora [Infinity Institute (11)] has posed.

"Um--" Yumi is... well, easily a little flustered at the moment, having some trouble, mostly limited by her lack of energy. "I'm pretty sure we're alive," Yumi answers. Her elbow is kind of bony and she is trying to avoid jabbing Nori with it. "I... don't know," she admits. "We were there, maybe...?"

She stops, and bittes her lip. "I--I can't... sense my... my familiar. Usually I can tell where she is, but it's... it's nothing. It's like before I met her."

"I--" She stops, blinks. "Um..."

<Pose Tracker> Nori Ankou [Ohtori Academy (10)] has posed.

"I'm sorry, I am babbling," Nori says, blinking rapidly.

"... Your familiar? You mean like a witch?" Nori says. Hey, maybe this will be easy! "-- What is it? Please, if I can help you, I want to."

She smiles exactly like a magazine advertisement (if probably on reflex.)

<Pose Tracker> Yumi Ohzora [Infinity Institute (11)] has posed.

"It's okay," Yumi answers, quietly, still tense but clearly trying to put on a better face of it. "I--"

"That's right," Yumi answers, after a moment, and pauses as she sees that smile. ...It sort of takes her a moment before she can say much of anything after that. "She's... She's a cat. She was the guardian of something important--well, is--and... Well, her name's Tama. Usually we can kind of... sense each other, you know? How the other is doing, what direction they're in. It's just part of the bond. But I can't sense her at all."

"Yeah though, I'm... a witch. Keep it secret, okay? But yeah, spells and broom and everything. Not that I... have my broom..."

<Pose Tracker> Nori Ankou [Ohtori Academy (10)] has posed.

Nori's eyes widen.

"A real witch? Oh, that must be astonishing," she says, "but I suppose now it is not so much. Do you really - wow! A broom! I have often wished I could fly, but the best I can do is jump very well, most of the time."

Nori smiles then again. "I will not let on," she says.

"... Could that mean she is very far away? We might be on their giant hand ship," Nori says. Cheeks puffing out, she says, "I suppose I did get a little arrogant there, if I am remembering right."

<Pose Tracker> Yumi Ohzora [Infinity Institute (11)] has posed.

"Mm-hm!" Yumi actually smiles a little, a shy sort of expression. "Yeah. I come from a family of witches. It... It can be. I can't talk about it with a lot of my friends, you know?" A beat, "I'm not so good at jumping--but I really have one! Flying like that is... well, it's really something. It feels great." Pause. "...Cold, though. Kinda like how it's cold in here."

Nori says she won't let on, and Yumi nods.

"It... might," Yumi says. "I guess if we're on their ship..." She trails off. "Maybe. I've never tried to sense her at farther than like... 'Japan.'" She waits a moment and adds, "Maybe you were, but being kinda imperious suits you."

<Pose Tracker> Nori Ankou [Ohtori Academy (10)] has posed.

Nori's face colors. "Do you think so? I - well, if we're on their spaceship..."

"Do you see a window?" Nori asks, with the innocence of the... innocent; not all analogies are elaborate.

<Pose Tracker> Yumi Ohzora [Infinity Institute (11)] has posed.

"Uh, yeah?" Yumi says, and manages a little laugh. "Come on, you're like... literally a model. It works for you." She waits a beat, the matter of where they are...

Yumi glances around. "Um... Well, I can't... really see much of anything, but... I don't see any blurs that look like windows anyway." Innocence, is it? Yumi... Well.

"Just the glowy wall." Yumi lets that hang on the air for a few moments, and then bites her lip before glancing down at herself. "...It's cold," she complains, and some of the loneliness of their situation sets in; she doesn't know where anyone else is. She doesn't know where they are. And...

"I just got out of the hospital," she complains with a sigh, and closes her eyes.

She's quiet again after that.