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Waking up as a completely different creature is a bad enough way to start your day, but when you realize that the only way to be who you are sure you are supposed to be is to work with two crazy girls... it gets worse, but when Arsene found himself as a human in the middle of town, only able to turn to two complete strangers, he is caught completely off his guard, discovering that he wasn't the only one in shock if the recent events drove him to help the two girls get back home, and if all went well,return him to his normal form,
Arsene woke up as rain started to fall, soaking him, he sat up and rubbed his head,
"Ugh... how did I... get here?" He asked quietly
Two girls walked around, aimlessly, they couldn't seem more lost, one of them wore blue jeans and a red t-shirt, while the other wore black leggings, a pink skirt, and a fancy pink shirt, they looked around, just as confused as Arsene...
arsene lupin was a mystery novel character before he was a persona, so he was a human a while ago
(I know it's just... somehow that doesn't seem right to me)
A pair of girls walks down the streets of Tokyo, one with pink-hair in a ponytail wearing a blue-skirt and simple white t-shirt. The other with a black ponytail, black exercise shorts, and a grey shirt. They'd be chattering absently to themselves among the crowd, they see no need to really be involved with the strangely confused group... Well, Homura doesn't, the one with pink-hair would walk up to them with a concerned smile on her face as her girlfriend sighs heavily. Following behind with a bored expression,
Madoka: "Um, hello there. Are you all alright? You seem quite lost to me, so I was wondering if you needed directions or something!"
Homura: "Uh... Yeah yeah, if you need any directions or something I guess we can help. Long as it doesn't take a bunch of time."
(edited by Homura-Akemi)
(Talking Japanese right?)
Well, they are Japansese characters. So yeah I'd guess so
The duo seemed more confused, Arsene walked up,
"You two okay?" He asked
They looked at him odd
"I can't understand them" one the in red said
"How come?" Arsene asked
Suddenly he was speaking English instead of Japanese, catching both girls off guard
"Oh you know English, thank goodness" the one in pink sighed in relief
Homura would mutter a curse under her breath, of course. Ameircans wandering around looking clueless. She coughs for a moment, half recalled lessons from another time coming to mind as she makes an effort to speak English. There'd be a strained look on her face as she speaks in a language she clearly doesn't know very well.
H: "Uh... Right, do you understand me now? It is a bit hard to do, but I am not entirely incapable. As I was trying to say, are you people lost?"
Madoka just waves to them a bit, she could try to join Homura's speaking but... Eh, the other girl seems to have it under control. She just smiles at them politely and waits for the moment.
"Yeah... we don't even know how we got here, we woke up and we were here" the one in pink said
"We have to get back home, but we don't know how... we don't have any money on us, so a plane ticket would be out of the question, and we certainly can't drive there, neither of us have a driver's license..." the one in red sighed
(edited by MaskedTwilight)
The raven haired young woman sighs, there are a fan reasons for that but mostly...
H: "Driving... That wouldn't work anyways, you're in Japan, Tokyo. Surrounded by water."
Madoka would pipe in, her own English is just as slow and accented as Homura's to be sure. But still understandable, kinda.
M: "I see... So I guess you all have nowhere to go huh... Maybe we could help?"
She looks over at Homura with a cute smile and winks, the other girl just shaking her head for a moment before nodding.
H: "I... Fine, but this better not turn out dangerous."
"I am a little confused as well, we all woke up in shock... heh..." Arsene said
Homura just stares at the three of them for a bit, clearly unsure what to do.
H: "Alright, well you can't all crash on our couch..."
She points to the two girls, already regretting this even as Madoka smiles brightly.
H: "i guess you two could if you want... Unless anyone has better ideas."
M: "Aw don't worry Homura, I'm sure it'll go fine!"
"No need to worry about me, if I can find a nice tree I am good" the one in red said
"Haley! You can't sleep in a tree!" The girl in pink stated
"I will be fine Ela" Haley said
The group would feel a pair of eyes watching them, although no stalker could be seen. The hidden observer crept closer, weaving through the shadows, until...
...the curious black kitten pawed at Homura's shoes. It sat down and tilted its head at the three strangers. Did it find the outfits odd?
(edited by Black-Cat)
"Hi" Arsene said
"Aweeeee kitty!" Ela exclaimed
"Such a cutie!" Haley stated
The kitten purred and rubbed up against each of the three to greet them. Afterwards, it stretched, then circled around Homura before sitting down again.
H: "Sleeping in a tree isn't a great idea, at all. It's a big city out here ya know, and you don't wanna end up dealing with cops. Or worse..."
Homura goes quiet for a moment... Only to suddenly hear her girlfriend squealing, Madoka would quickly try to take hold of the cat and begin petting gently.
M: "So cute! Oh can we keep em Homura, come onnnnnnn!"
The black haired girl sighs, how does Madoka have such a fondness for picking up strays anyways? Regardless, she'd respond in a resigned voice.
H: "Fine, but it's your responsibility. I'm not the one dragging home this animal."
M: "Yay! Thanks love!"
Madoka would rub at the kittens ears and hum to herself softly.
The cat purred, apparently very content with being held. Aside from the pendant and red scarf around its neck, it seemed to be an ordinary, very adorable black kitten. It opened an eye to watch the three strangers. It was almost like it was contemplating something.
"I can take the tree, I am pretty sure I will be good at taking care of myself," Arsene said
"Are you saying I can't?" Haley hissed
"For your information, she is a superhero" Ela said
Another pair of strangers was walking by the same road, one girl with long, blonde hair who some would recognize as Risako, wears loose-fitting, silken clothes, while the other, a taller girl with short white hair, who Madoka might recognize from the dream shop wears a more comfortable-looking set of jeans and a sweatshirt. Risako clings to the other girl's arm as they talk
White-hair: "See, you're getting along quite well. There's no need to be so close."
Risako: "Its nice to hold something I'm used to. Albert isn't here so you'll just have to do."
The white-haired girl breathes out a sigh before she finally notices the presence of other people, she gently tugs on Risako's arm, trying to steer the two away from the commotion, only for Risako to pull back
Risako: "Hey, I actually know those people, we should stop by."
White-hair: "That really isn..."
Risako: "You've spent a lot of time helping me least I can do is help you talk to people."
the two would remain struggling for a bit as White-hair tries to get out of Risako's grip and slip away.
"I wasn't say that you couldn't" Arsene said
"Good" she said
Suddenly, gunshots sounded, alarming Haley, Ela, and Arsene,
"We should probably go check that out" Haley said
Her and Ela bolted off, leaving everyone else in the dust,
Madoka would happily rub the cats ears, cooing a bit as she notices the scarf around it's neck and tilts her head in confusion.
M: "A scarf? That's weird, I wonder if somebody lost you sweetie. Guess I'll have to look around eventually, you can stay for now though~"
As the other pair of girls appears, both would turn and greet them. Albeit for differing reasons.
H: "Ah, hello again Risako. A friend of yours I guess? Homura Akemi, nice to meet you."
M: "Oh, Suzuki! It's good seeing you around! Anything cool at your business lately?"
Homura's a bit of a contrast to the one from the dream, several inches taller, shorter hair tied back, a confident smile on her face. She'd also seem slightly surprised that Madoka knows the white haired girl... But before she can ask anything about it gunfire rings out, Homura's eyes narrow as shadows begin swirling around her. Madoka would clutch the kitten tighter and stand behind her friend. Who sighs upon noting the 3 rushing towards the sounds.
H: "Wonderful. I think it might be time to go. I don't wan-"
M: "Go... Shouldn't we do something? It just seems right..."
Homura shakes her head a bit and grabs the pink haired girl's shoulder.
H: "Not really, this isn't our kinda thing Madoka. Some normal gunner isn't really our business. Let the cops do it."
M: "I guess..."
(It was just Haley and Ela, they ran before Arsene could really react)
Suddenly a lot more gunfire rings out, followed by silence, Arsene seemed to be trying to figure out where the shots were coming from,
The boy clad in a red longcoat iwth bandages wrapped aorund his hands as gloves and a mask with painted on eyes walked about as he heard a familiar voice and tried to follow the sound to Arsene rolling his cane across the ground ot keep his bearings "Arsene? That was yoru name right?"
(SO there is'nt continuity between the two?)
Now that the pair have been acknowledged, there's not much Suzuki can do to avoid further conversation, so she stops resisting with a sigh as Risako drags her over towards Homura and Madoka, Suzuki's obviously not very excited about it, but Risako doesn't seem to notice
Suzuki: "Hello again miss Kaname, and I suppose for the first time miss Akemi."
Risako: "Oh, you already know both of them?"
Suzuki finally manages to pull away a bit from Risako as the younger girl is distracted by the sound of gunfire. Suzuki pretends not to notice while Risako turns towards it
Suzuki: "I haven't had that many customers but if I had to pick one it'd be a young couple, probably their mid twenties who wanted me to picture their wedding. Thing is the girl wanted a more slow-paced traditional one while the man sort of wanted to get it over with. Preacher kept switching from fast forward to slow-mo. Good time over all."
Risako: "maybe we should..."
Suzuki: "Not our problem, besides, you still haven't introduced me."
Risako: "R... Right."
Risako would take a few steps forward before gesturing towards Suzuki a bit nervously, as this was her first time actually talking about it
Risako: "This is Suzuki Kuroi, she's the teacher I was talking about. I.. Started learning under her about half a year ago."
Suzuki: "Glad to make your acquaintance."
Suzuki extends her left hand, on which she has a silver ring the pair would have seen dozens of times before, this one's gem seems to sparkle with a prismatic light
A masked duo suddenly were jumping from building to building, one was wearing dark purple shorts and a dark purple muscle shirt and a black mask while the other wore a pink jumpsuit and pink mask, Arsene watched them as they jumped from building to building,
The kitten moved around a bit to get a better look at these two new people. They seemed pleasant enough, so the feline instead kept its yellow eyes on the action in the distance. Its tail tip swayed restlessly.
"Who are they?" Arsene asked in a quiet voice
Homura sighs heavily as even more ginfire rings out through the air. Madoka would look around with a worried face, though given she doesn't seem to spot anything the girl doesn't really do much about it. The black-haired one, would pull out her cellphone and... Dial 110, police.
H: "Hello, yeah I'd like to report an incident in Shibuya. Ah, already gotten a few calls, of course. No, can't say anything beyond there being several gunshots. Mmm, goodbye then."
She would hang up with a shrug and keep on walking away from the sounds, chuckling a bit as she hears Suzuki's story. Madoka seems somewhere between amused and saddened by that tale.
H: "Hah, very nice. Sounds like an entertaining thing to see at the very least, though ya gotta wonder how that went by the end of the day."
M: "It is a little funny... But it's kinda awful too, though maybe that's just me."
Homura would shrug at the introduction, she'd already guessed that merely by looking. Not that she feels the need to point it out. Madoka of course already knew the other girl's name. Though the other part does cause her to wince for just a moment, something she'd quickly cover up with a bright smile as her girlfriend raises an eyebrow.
M: "Teacher in... Ah, good luck. We know a little about that actually, though we... Aren't involved as such anymore, not entirely."
H: "That's one to put it, sure. Moving on though, gotta be something to do around here, right? I mean, other than just standing around talking."
Something further from this area perhaps, which will by Homura's guess be swarmed in cops soon enough. A thought which would cause the girl's pace to pick up a bit. Not that she's worried exactly, just not in the mood for such a fuss. The pink-haired girl accepts the hurrying without any issue, though she would take care not to jostle the cat in her hands.
M: "Yeah, I can't say that hanging around here seems like the best idea. And I bet we could find something more fun anyway!"
Suzuki: “I mean, it’s not like I have the legal authority to marry people so I’m sure they’ll be fine.”
Suzuki flips her hair and lets out an irritated sigh. Risako just “looks” between her and the other two girls before suggesting something
Risako: “Well... Suzuki and I just got finished for the night so maybe we could....”
Suzuki: “Not a chance. Remember you’ll be facing this girl soon enough.”
The older girl shuts Risako down before she can even finish her sentence. Risako seems to wilt a little as Suzuki grabs her hand and the pair head on their own way
Suzuki: “It was nice meeting you but Risako needs to be home before her parents get back and I have a store to run. So good day.”
Risako: “Awww, but...”
The girl in black and purple stopped to watch the people leave, everyone except for Arsene, who seemed to be to amazed to leave, the duo then rushes along, and that's when Arsene finally walks off
OOC: I think we all decided gun violence wasn’t our problem and walked away from the plot
(Yeah you guys actually did just as I had hoped, the masked duo handled it)
OOC: Huh, and to me it seemed like we were ignoring an obvious plot hook
(The masked duo went to handle it, but you guys were not supposed to get involved)
(Can someone make a comment on the dark girl though?)
The girl in pink ends up slipping as they jump toward another building, she squeaked and quickly grabbed on, to anything in her reach, which happened to be the dark girl's foot,the dark girl ends up falling off the side and hanging upside down,
"Dazle!" The dark girl whined
"Sorry Twili" Dazle said
They both end up falling, Twili landing head first,
"Ow..." Twili said as she rubbed her head