kaori stared up at the hopelessly gloomy sky and frowned at the rapidly growing thunder clouds. it was obviously going to rain but the redhead didn't want to quite head home yet. she had just finished kendo practice and had decided to wander around town for a bit, although she had to admit the shinai was rather unwieldy on her back.
wrapping her scarf around her neck tightly, she dug her hands deep into her pockets and kept walking casually. there were a few shady looking people around staring at her but most backed away soon enough. having a sword hilt poking out of a bag on your back will do that. kaori may have looked naive and innocent, but come after her and she'll beat you up with that sword on her back and than apologize for it. her brother had always said she was too trusting, but wasn't that the reason she had took up kendo in the first place?
thirsty, kaori walked into a nearby convenience store to buy a drink and walked out a few minutes later. she stood on the corner of the street for some time, lost in her thoughts. funny, it seemed a lot deserted then it had seemed earlier...
Post by AALEKH KASWALA on Jun 18, 2013 16:46:21 GMT -5
Aalekh was out on another Ramen run, that was how he survived these days. A strict regimen of Ramen kept the doctors and hopefully the malnutrition away. It was sad and pathetic looking outside, not that Aal really cared about that kind of thing, it was just a little interesting was all.
Aalekh walked up to the counter with a huge pile of ramen and plopped it on the counter, paying for it he walked out carrying two large bags of only ramen. He saw a girl out of the corner of his eye, she seemed a little chilly, observing how she tightened up that scarf of her. She stood on the corner, rather lonely. She was kind of cute too, maybe it'd be in his best interest to start a conversation.
"Hey there, you know hot to get Ashinaka from here?" of course he knew how to get to Ashinaka, he came here often, but she looked like a student and maybe they could find some common interests if she was a student as well. It was simply a gateway to more conversation.
sighing, kaori prepared to go back to her apartment but not before getting stopped by a stranger asking for directions. she was a little surprised that he would ask, since the only way to get in was using your pda. he wouldn't be a student, since he asked, but kaori didn't mind answering him. it was his business if he would like to get to ashinaka or not.
"m'kay. keep going north to uptown, turn left and cross the street, and the train station will be right in front of you," she answered chirpily. kaori paused for a second.
"or I could take you there if you'd like, it's not far from my apartment. if you don't mind me asking, why are you going to ashinaka?" hayato nii-san probably wouldn't mind if she wasn't home yet, after all, he probably wasn't home yet either. kaori felt something wet hit her face, and looked up into the sky. it was raining, and she didn't have an umbrella. of all the days to pick to rain, why this one?
Post by AALEKH KASWALA on Jun 19, 2013 16:10:57 GMT -5
Seemed this conversation was going alright, of course he had his PDA in his pocket so it wouldn't be enough of a problem to get in, and she didn't question why some kid even wanted to get there, which was odd. People don't just ask to get to the highschool without being question, but who cared about details
Aalekh already knew the directions well enough, but hey at least she seemed helpful. He didn't actually have them memorized through the verbal way but he could definitely show someone around town, just not explain it very well. He nodded attentively as if he was listening.
"I'm a new transfer student, I came here first because I heard Ramen was essential to surviving the coming days, and it would be wonderful if you showed me." He scratched the back of his head and gave a friendly laugh. He felt a drop of rain, lucky him, he'd just bought an umbrella. Fumbling around in his bag, he took it out and unfolded it, great now he was shielded, he noticed his feminine partner did not possess one of these contraptions. His umbrella was rather small, so he got closer to her so that they were both shielded, however there wasn't much wiggle room. "I really hate the rain, my name's aalekh if you were wondering."
kaori was secretly a bit proud that she had accomplished giving directions to a stranger; to tell you the truth she was a bit embarrassed by the fact that her first day at ashinaka had been spent trying to get to the school. and so, even if it was only a little bit, she was glad that she could prevent that for someone else even if it was a strange thing to be proud of.
the redhead smiled, enjoying the feel of rain on her face. she loved rainy days. the stranger must have noticed that she didn't have an umbrella, because he brought his out and shielded both of them. kaori inched a bit closer.
"thanks," she offered warmly. "so you're aalekh? i'm kaori." she glanced slightly at him. it was a bit strange that ashinaka had a new transfer student later in the year, but then again, ashinaka was rapidly making a reputation for itself.
the rain started falling harder. "ah, should we hurry?" she said. "the rain is starting to fall harder."
Post by AALEKH KASWALA on Jun 21, 2013 14:57:05 GMT -5
As she inched closer Aalekh became a bit nervous, and sweaty. Normally he didn't have this close a proximity with the opposite gender. He needed to man up, this was his chance to finally talk to a girl. Not that he had a fear of the opposite gender, only he'd never had much interest outside of school, but ever since coming here that'd been different.
"Well it's nice to meet you Kaori, I really appreciate you giving me directions and all, Japan is a confusing place, our american cities are a little different." He said with a rather absent minded look, he sort of missed home now that he thought of it, California was a nice, warm and always sunny place, he didn't like rain very much.
It was seriously pouring today, he hadn't seen this much rain in his life. He wasn't in any particular rush, and running would only make them splash water everywhere. "Nah, I think we'll be fine, as long as you stay close this umbrella should protect us from the rain." He said with a laugh of his own. Can you tell me a little on Ashinaka?"
hopelessly oblivious to aalekh's discomfort, kaori took his suggestion and scooted just a bit closer. she tucked a couple wayward strands of red hair out of her face and smiled. aalekh seemed friendly even from the few minutes she had spent time with him. even though she knew a few minutes wasn't enough to sufficiently judge someone's character, he seemed like a nice guy.
"ashinaka...hm...it's a great school. everyone's fairly nice, and the teachers aren't that bad. there's a lot of clubs you can participate in, and the city's pretty lively, excluding the weather right now. speaking of ashinaka, what year are you in?" she asked the male. it would be great if they were in the same class. after all, he looked fairly old enough to be in the same year as her, and if he was, chances were, they were in the same class. kaori's class was the smallest, and they had welcomed the last new student as well.
lost in her thoughts, kaori didn't notice the rapidly growing puddle in front of her and slipped. luckily enough, her kendo reflexes kicked in and she rapidly regained her balance, placing a hand on aalekh to steady herself.