Angry Desu !jVJAZ.LN/Q 2008/08/15 (Fri) 18:04 No. 55849
Today would probably be a good day to take it easy. You didn't have anywhere in particular you wanted to go, not really, so you figured that maybe you should take the girls to one of the city parks and just... well, take it easy. If the girls found something to do while you were there? Well, that should be fine.
With this in mind you rustle up a pack of cereal from on of the kitchen cupboards, pour yourself a bowl then dump some milk in. As you're about to take your first bite of the delicious sugar coated chocolate-y goodness that is your favorite - and probably also the least healthy - breakfast cereal in the world, you notice Meiling snatching up the packet.
“Hmm?” You mumble, mouth full of milk and sugar, “Mmm hmm?”
“What is this?” She asks, putting her hand in and pulling out some of the contents. “This doesn't look very tasty...” Suspiciously she pops one of the chocolate cereal pieces in her mouth and chews thoughtfully. Swallowing she looks at what's left in her hand. “Eh.” She goes, before downing them in one go, chewing for a bit then swallowing again.”Not too bad I guess,”
“It tastes better with milk,” You point out now that your own mouth is empty. “If you want some, help yourself.” Meiling nods and reaches into the pack for another handful of the cereal, ignoring your advice she simply downs them dry and shrugs at you. Smirking slightly you step past her and head back to the dining table to eat your breakfast.
Some time later, after everyone had eaten, you found yourself pulling into a parking space on the outskirts of the big town park. Only four people were in this car - Yourself, Letty, Meiling and Komachi. Both Keine and Marisa had elected to ride in Renko's car, which was even now pulling up alongside you. Gathering everyone, except Renko, on the grass verge next to the car parking spaces you wave to the girl in the black car as she starts to reverse out. While you would be heading off to entertain the girls, she was going to return to her store as, after all, it couldn't run itself. With luck she would be coming around to visit again over the weekend, but as she had said it wasn't too likely that she would be able to - still, you did hope she could as having a 'normal' friend around did make things so much easier on you.
To your surprise both Letty and Keine wave the girl off, while the other three - aside from a quick wave to be polite - don't seem to be too worried by her leaving. Evidently Renko had got on better with the girls you had left behind yesterday than you had thought. You file this away in the back of your mind, if Renko was okay it may even be possible for you to ask her to 'look after' the girls if you had an emergency to deal with or if you wanted to spend some time with one of them - like taking Keine to a museum as you had offered before. That, however, was something for another day - right now you had five girls, a park, and several hours to kill before it got dark.
“Hey,” you say, causing them to all look at you, “Who's up for some ice cream?”
Taking a lick of your own ice cream cone (banana and chocolate, your favorite - though you won't admit that in public) you follow the girls at a leisurely pace as they race around the park. Given today is a school day, there aren't many children around nor for that matter are there many adults. To one side, in the shade of a tree, you see a group of elderly people going through various tai chi routines - at least you assume it's tai chi, it could be anything for all you know. There's a flash of red hair in the crowd there and you blink in surprise before looking around. Evidently it seems that Meiling has split off from you, wandered over there herself and had apparently joined in without any trouble at all. You smile slightly, at least she would probably have some fun over there.
Letty and Komachi to have drifted towards a tree, though this time the both of them are intent on napping in the shade. You feel a bit guilty for Letty, it's not exactly cool out - but you had rather smartly brought several thermos flasks of ice-water for emergencies. Letty had one, as did Keine, and there were two more in the back of your car. They weren't going to last long, but you figured that in their thermos flasks the water should stay cold long enough to get Letty back to the car and its air-conditioning should anything happen.
That left you with both Keine and Marisa, one of which you didn't expect to cause any trouble and the other... You twitched slightly and veered towards Marisa. You had no illusions about your ability to stop her should she do anything problematic but hopefully by sticking with her you could at least prevent her from doing anything problematic in the first place. “Hey!” You go, hoping that your cheerful greeting will get her attention.
It does, but she doesn't exactly react as you had expected her to. Instead she just grunts and rubs at one eye with the back of her hand, after a while of you following her she stops, turns, and glares at you. “What?” She demands, her voice grouchy. Looking closer you spot two dark rings under her eyes, and the telltale red marks in the corner of her eyes which indicate a chronic lack of sleep.
“Er... Are you okay?” You ask, your original line of inquiry forgotten thanks to Marisa's appearance. “You look kinda... tired.”
“”m not tired!” The girl declares, stamping her foot. “'m bored! There's nothing here to do at all!” she rubs at her eyes again and you sigh. She's definitely lacking in sleep, but given how dangerous she is when happy - you decide not to press the issue while she's irritable. Still, she's right - there isn't too much for her to do here, she's too active to want to relax, but not active - or interested - enough to try joining in with Meiling.
“Look,” you say, “You think you can put up with it for an hour maybe? Then we'll go visit someplace nearby - that should be more interesting, right?”
“An hour!” She whines, “What am I gonna do for an hour! This place is booooring!”
“Well, uh,” you begin, trying to think of something, “Maybe you could... um...”
[ ] Play with me?
[ ] Show me about magic?
[ ] Go look around the park gardens?
[ ] Play a prank on someone?
[ ] Other - write in
Yeah, updates are slow for now since i have crap sucking up all my time and i'm planning this unexpected stuff as i go along (and making DAMN SURE it fits with everything). Wait until we hit something i have pre-planned, then they should speed up.