Wolfsbane706 2014/10/04 (Sat) 01:53 No. 60145 ▼
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Okay, I really wanted to update this story and Demoness at the same time, but while we were in CO, my mom had a heart attack, and since then, things have kind of just . . . snowballed. I'm currently travelling with my dad, a trucker, and truck stops are the worst for wifi. Anyway, without further ado, the update.
Gingerly, so as not to wake your roommate, you take your pointe shoes out of your bag and place them on the desk quietly, next to the pile of portable consoles. You've learned from many experiences that they can be the noisiest things in the world, especially for a dancer like yourself. This particular pair is brand new, new enough that not only have you not had a chance to break them in, you haven't sewn the ribbons and elastic on, either. You expect to remedy that tonight. Somehow.
You really have yet to figure out how you're going to do that without waking your roommate. Luckily, though, you don't have to. She wakes herself up. With a stretch, a yawn, and a sigh, the raven-haired girl sits up, turns around, and looks at you. “You must be my new roommate,” she says sleepily. She doesn't seem to have completely woken up yet. “Let's get the formalities out of the way first. I'm Kaguya Houraisan, and you are?”
Ignoring the ridiculous case of bed head, you offer your hand with a smile. “Satori Komeiji, at your service.”
Kaguya politely takes your hand, shakes it once, then yawns again. “I've got a cousin who's a dancer,” she mentions abruptly, pointing at your pointe shoes. “Though she's also more than a little bit haughty. With any luck, you're not like her.”
You smirk and strike a pose, hands on your hips. “Not haughty, just snarky,” you crack, earning a giggling fit from Kaguya.
“That was, that was horrible!” Kaguya laughs, falling backwards on her bed. “No, seriously, where do you come up with that kind of routine?!” You wait for the Noire gamer to stop laughing before explaining.
“It seemed like the thing to say at the time,” you say, sitting down on your own bed, making sure not to sit down on your suitcases or the duffel bag. “The pose was just extra. Something I 'stole' from my sister.”
“You have a sister?” Kaguya repeats. “Funny, you don't seem the sisterly type.” She quickly throws up her hands when you throw one of your pointe shoes at her. “I'm joking, I'm joking!” she says, keeping her hands where they are in case you decide to throw the other shoe. Which you do when Kaguya cracks “I'm sure she's the prettier of the two of you.”
“Joking aside, please,” you say, glaring. “What my little sister doesn't lack is energy. She's always bouncing around, always exploring.” You smile as a memory surfaces. “Funny story, she once wandered off in a shopping mall without anyone noticing. It took two hours for mall security to find her, and can you guess where she was?”
“Hmm, maybe, but let's hear the full story, first,” Kaguya replies, sitting cross-legged and resting her chin in her hands.
“Turns out, she never left the store she wandered off in,” you continue, your smile growing wider. “She'd started playing one of those game demo kiosks, and when the security officers had gone by there, she was in the bathroom. When they went by a second time, she'd buzzed off to the store's food counter for a soda. Security went by three times before they found her, still playing the same game, none the wiser that anyone was looking for her.” You stifle a laugh before continuing your story again. “When I asked her what she'd been doing, she said that she was trying to beat her score from memory.”
Kaguya busts out laughing at your sister's given excuse. “That sounds like something I'd do,” she says in the middle of her laughing fit. “What's your sister's name anyway?”
“Her name's Koishi,” you say, closing your eyes to count off so you can calm down, a habit taken from your mother. “Anyway, changing tracks, what's there to do around this school outside class?”
Kaguya lays back down and raises her fist to start listing things. “Well, during winter, like now, the pond the Rowing Club uses for practice freezes over, and a bunch of girls calling themselves the Skating Club start using it, regardless of any concerns the school might have.” Kaguya raises two fingers then moves on. “There's a Readers And Writers Club that makes their home in the old faculty building. Don't ask me what they do with all that space, though. I have my own club to worry about.” Kaguya raises two more fingers. “Now, I don't like tooting my own horn to a new kid, but I run the Gaming Club. We discuss, and sometimes play games, both tabletop and video. I run the video game sections, and I'm actually the president for the whole club.” Kaguya drops her hand and sits up. “We usually meet in the cafeteria, if you're interested.”
You stay silent for a moment, thinking and measuring your options. You're here on a dance scholarship, which Kaguya probably hasn't picked up on. And anyway, before you can pick a club to join, if any, you have to figure out the schedule of each club to see if they conflict with your dance classes, which happen after the regular classes every Tuesday and Thursday. The so-called “Skating Club” sounds like a fun option, although to be honest, you've never actually been ice skating by virtue of having lived in a small desert town your whole life. The Readers and Writers club sounds straightforward, but they have an entire faculty building for what's possibly a fairly small club, which leaves you wondering just what they do with all that extra space. Kaguya's gaming club definitely sounds interesting, but again, you need to figure out the scheduling, first. The Rowing Club is the only club that's out of the question, and that's only because it's the wrong season.
You're actually about to explain that you need to learn the schedules first when Kaguya says “You don't need to pick tonight, you know. Those aren't the only clubs on campus, just the ones I find the most interesting.” She runs a hand through her extremely long hair and flicks it absently. “Anyway, lights out is in, what, four hours?” The Noire checks her watch. “Yeah, four hours. What should we do in the meantime? Since you're new, I'll let you decide.”
 Ask Kaguya about her games.
---- Offer to play a game?
 Ask about the clubs some more.
 Finish unpacking while doing one of the above.
 Explore the campus, figure out what's where.
 Have Kaguya decide.