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Like a gaydar only completely different.
alory_shannon wrote in transgenicprose
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I think it's about time for a new post around here. Thus, I present to you:

~The Morning After Meme~
{stolen from fountainofcod}



Your character has just had a night filled with wild, crazy, drunken partying. Inhibitions were lost, and good times were had by all; it's really too bad they can't remember any of it. They find themselves waking up in a posh hotel suite in very unmade bed, feeling peaceful and oddly refreshed (or hellishly hungover, your choice). There's just one problem—who is that next to them?!


❥ Post with your character in bed: asleep, awake, fully clothed, in the buff, in their P.J.s, in someone else's clothes, all totally up to you. …And yes, this time you DO actually have to leave a comment for each separate character you want involved—no muse lists!
❥ Other characters will respond as your character's bedmate.
❥ The two discover each other, and flailing and shenanigans ensue. (Whether or not they actually did anything other than sleep and/or cuddle a bit = up to the players--just make sure you both agree on what happened!)
❥ ?????
❥ PROFIT!




[...Just an FYI, humour is the point of this post rather than smut. "Stuff" might've happened the night before so long as both parties agree on that, but in present time, let's just have fun and keep it clean!]

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8( ....aaaand I think Yuri is lampshading TotA here...

[Yuri thought it before, and now he thinks it again: this girl (young woman, whatever) rings a bell or two to Estelle, for a couple reasons, and because of that, maybe, his reply comes easily -- more naturally, even, than usual.]

Just start where you can. That might sound vague, but it's not really something you can force. Like I said, you need the help of people you trust, but it's possible -- especially if you trust 'em to be completely honest with you.

Listening to them and trying to change as a result is the hard part.

[1/2] It's like, HELLO, GIRLS CAN KICK ASS, TOO, CLAMP!! ....& lolYEAH he is X'D

[...People she trusts--well, she's already prettymuch decided to trust you, Yuri-san, and you are being completely honest with her, so...!

Her hands come up to clench into fists, almost a rather awkward-looking fighting stance of sorts, and determined!fais is GO.]


Mm! Yuri-san is right! About--about needing help and listening and being honest, so--!

[The fists are gone, replaced by the Princess clapping both hands together in front of her face, then ducking her head in a respectful sort of bow in that semi-odd or maybe just cultural pleeeeease help me! anime style]

--Uhm, since Yuri-san has worked as a mercenary and probably knows about...fighting to protect people...if he wouldn't mind helping me learn, at least a little...and since we're trapped here for now, it would give us something to do! A-and since you're part of a guild, if I could find a way to pay you, it would be okay, right? So, if Yuri-san doesn't mind...

[Oh. Well.

He meant someone she was closer to, but... all the same, it's not an impossible request. Nor is it a bad one. And like she says, they are undeniably stuck for now.

And logic aside, it's someone who needs help -- not in the usual sense, maybe, but Yuri doesn't discriminate that deeply. Neither can he turn his back on her, as anyone who really knows him would point out.

So after a brief look of slight surprise, he again returns to neutral, seeming to think that over.]


Well, I wouldn't mind -- but all the same, since we are stuck here, I wouldn't necessarily consider it a guild matter. [Because guild matters do involve pay, even if it's largely out of regard for Karol's rules (as far as Yuri's concerned); so if it's not guild-related, he's under no obligation to take anything in return, he figures.]

I'd say... it's more of a favor between friends. That okay?

[Beaming once again, Sakura gives an enthusiastic nod.]

Mm! That would be fine with me! [&, still smiling, but a bit more shyly now, because...what could she ever help him with, ffff] But...if Yuri-san ever needs help with anything that I can help him with...he can ask me for help, too, okay? As a favour between friends?

[She's offering as much as trying to get him to say that yes, he'll ask for help. He really does have a similar "vibe" to Syaoran-kun's, and Syaoran-kun always tried to do too much by himself, and had trouble asking other people for help, so...]

[So she might sound a little more stubborn than usual as she adds,]

It's only fair, after all!

[He can't help that open, goofy and adorable, tbh grin of his. Once upon a time, he'd have resisted -- but he's learned since, and by way of the very method he recommended, no less: friends who cared too much to let him go on being an independent idiot.]

Okay, okay. Consider it a deal.

[1/2] /ADDICTED TO ICONSPAM FFFFFFFFFFF

[She resists the urge to squee openly, but can't resist giving him a 50 megawatt smile and a thumbs-up.]

Thank you, Yuri-san!

[She pushes herself up from the table, leaving about half of her breakfast uneaten--eagerness + excitement = Very Yes, and also > food]

When do we start? What should I learn first?

[And is she dressed okay...for...oh EEK, she'd almost forgotten about THAT. Well, here's hoping her dress stays down/is long enough to be active in...?]

[Yuri leans back in his chair, hooking one elbow over the back of it casually as he considers.]

Well, since we've got the time, I guess we can get the primary details out of the way. What kind of abilities do you specialize in? Anything goes, no matter how small. I just need an idea of what you can already do.

[Basically, what exactly does he have to work with here -- short-range, long-range, a caster, a brawler (although he doubts that one)...]

[What...she specializes in...u-uhm... Dreams, and having obscure magic powers/quirks, and...being the Bravest Little Toaster Ever. |D;; Oh, and she can play the lap harp, too.

HOW'S THAT YURI, REAL GOOD MATERIAL TO WORK WITH, RIGHT]


Ah, uhm, I've used a gun a few times--and I'm a pretty good shot, too! But other than that...

[Her rather embarrassed flush likely speaks worlds here.]

[...Well. Now he understands her concerns, at least.

One eyebrow goes up in curious surprise, but then he just rubs his chin thoughtfully as he glances aside again.]


Well, it's something. About how many actual fights have you been in? [His tone remains lazily curious -- not pushing or skeptical. Just gathering details.]

Edited at 2012-08-22 03:34 am (UTC)

I've been around quite a few of them, but three of my companions have always been the ones who do the actual fighting...

[She can't help but duck her head, looking very sad and perhaps even slightly ashamed.]

...I always knew if I tried to do anything myself I'd just get in their way and make things worse for them...they're all very strong, you see.

Edited at 2012-08-23 01:22 am (UTC)

[2/2] BAWWWWW, THIS TAG MAKES ME SAD ;^:

[TOTAL iconfais now, man]

...So even when terrible, painful things happened to them, all I could do was watch...!

[oh God what did Yuri do]

Hey. [It's firm, but not at all cruel -- he's just making sure she pays attention.]

It sounds rough -- and seeing's how I wasn't there, I'm not about to lecture you on whatever happened. But you're making an effort to change that, right? So that's what you need to focus on.

...Still, it doesn't...it just doesn't seem like enough.

[Her strengths lie in other areas, she knows that--she really does have seriously strong magical powers, but they're impossible to apply in battle. And battle...is where her boys seem to really get hurt most of the time. Battles they've often had to fight largely for her sake, to retrieve her feathers.]

I know regret won't change anything, and most people would say you can only move forward, but...

[But she knows that that isn't 100% true. She's seen firsthand that sometimes, for a terrible price, you can turn back the clock...]

AW YEAH ALL THE TP TAGS XD

Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. But if it's all you can do, then do it -- as best you know how. [With pride, in short, but that struck him as cheesy right before he said it, so... nope, keeping that to himself.

That last bit will get a bit of an eyebrow-raise -- not skeptical, but curious.]
"But...?"

[1/2] ...UGH I forgot how much I hate LJ now...

[.......OOPS. She...probably doesn't want to go around advertising that Time-Travel Magic stuff. It's dangerous, and generally ruins more things than it fixes, and...it's just, really really confusing, too.

...Still, she doesn't want to lie to him, even if she's just met him, because he seems nice...but...]

[2/2] And lol I forgot this thread even existed. |D

[...But sometimes you have to do things you don't really want to do, to protect people.]

...But, well...that's to say. It's a lot harder to actually do it.

Edited at 2013-03-01 08:58 pm (UTC)

lol it was the last one in my inbox |D (sob I knoooow LJ's just... so ugly and inconvenient)

[Yuri gives half an exhale, his slight smile wry as he nods.]

I think we can agree on that.

[And then he shrugs as he lifts his drink again] But that's a lot to think about this early in the morning, yeah? [Read: he's not pushing, and he's fine with just enjoying this bizarre situation as much as they can. No need to bring up dark topics.]

[Sakura's eyes dart up and over to watch him take that drink as she reaches for her own tea again as well, smiling a little as she raises it to her lips. He's right, this isn't really the time for this, and worrying about it all won't do any good.]

Mm! You're right, Yuri-san! Let's eat!

[DIGGING IN FOR REAL NOW, K and with one more tag from Yuri, this could probs be our sunset for this thread]

[And he'll give her his usual disarming grin, goofy and all around lighthearted.

One of his weirder mornings, definitely -- but one of his better ones, too, to be honest.]

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