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 Tell her about the teaching. Well, better she find out someone else knows you're human now rather than later, right?
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Always gotta get as much of a reaction outta her as humanly possible. Even if I'm giving her all the biggest details, I gotta get some sorta compensation, right? "Weeeeeeell..."
Nitori sent me a pretty irritated look, just as I was hoping for. "Just get on with it."
Gave her a roll of my eyes, round and pretty. Weren't no fake eyes, that's for sure. "I would have by now if you just let me talk." At the silence she let happen, I continued, "Now, apparently I was saved by a mage."
This got a few blinks and a smile outta her. Jackpot. "Ohh? Someone bothered to save... you..." Didn't like the way she was trailing off. Then again, was planning to spill some beans her way, so it was hardly as terrible as it could be. "Wait, why would someone save you?" ...Not sure if she meant that to hurt, but it kinda did.
Gave her a shrug; not a nice one, but a so-so, middle of the line type. "Seems she wanted to teach me how to do magic."
"...You're joking." Ouch. Always gotta find some sorta out from how awesome I am, huh?
Putting on a nice, big grin, I answered, "Do I look like I'm joking?"
Not skipping a beat, Nitori started rattling off, "Who, why, where, why and when?"
Makes sense she'd be fishy. I mean, if I were her, I'd probably be fishy, too! I mean, I'd be her, right? Probably sucks down fish like nobody's business. ...Then again, maybe she prefers sucking down cucumbers, judging by earlier.
Still, who should be a safe question to answer, right? "Called herself Patchouli Knowledge, and I think she had a bone to pick with the batty bitch trying to disembowel me. Took me somewhere private for a bit of, uhh... 'quick tutoring,' if ya get my drift." Not giving her the chance to blow her top, I quickly said, "Kidding, kidding!"
And, just like that, the girl let out a breath that stunk of angry turtle, if I had to make a wild guess. "You're going to give me a heart attack one of these days, Marisa."
Couldn't help the bit of a chuckle she got out of me. "Ehh, give it a couple years and a few thousand burgers."
"Ha ha, very funny." Could tell she was trying not to laugh, though. Probably would call me incorrigible if I wasn't hammering her with all these angry mood swings. Maybe I'll have to stop teasing the poor girl!
"You know ya like it!"
"That's beside the point and more to do with missing you, you dolt!" Just like always, that pout was worth the trouble.
"That's not how you use that turn of phase!" And, with that, she heaved a sigh. "You're going to give me high blood pressure within the month, aren't you." Wasn't a question, but a matter of fact. Or, at least, the way she said it was. If it'd happen or not was on me.
"Aaaanyways, getting back to where we were..." ...Where were we, actually? ...Ohh, yeah! "And she had a bone to pick with the batty bitch tryin' to disembowel me!" Gave her a grin; can't take all these eyerolls for free, can I? Besides, she should know better than to ask the same question twice; I may just end up answering it twice! "As for when, it was during lunch, and just before magic class, which led to me havin' to skip."
Wincing, Nitori pointed out, "Probably for the best that you skipped it, honestly. If you have a teacher, maybe you can at least learn passable knowledge on the matter to support your claims."
"Or I could just be a crap witch!"
"Or you could just be a crap witch, yes." She heaved a sigh, all but calling me an idiot. "Still, you're fine? She hasn't come for you again...?" Yeesh. The worry on her mug just about was palpable.
Gave a shrug, answering, "I'm more fine than her crotch and pride. Still, with Patches keeping me under her wing, I don't see her bein' a problem anytime soon. Now, maybe in the distant future, but not anytime soon!" Seemed to be under her power after all.
Pinching the her nose in a timeless show of suffering, Nitori said, "You need anything before bed? It's late, and unless your teacher is a big enough asshole to give homework on the second day, I'm going to bed."
"Sure, sure. Go on ahead. I oughtta go to bed as well, so see ya in the morning. Maybe we'll do breakfast!" Assuming I don't end up faceplanting out the door when Ko gets here.
With that said, the two of us got to changing into our PJs, and I held back a snicker at the bit of pudge she still had.
To be continued...
Why am I more tired now than November?