[OPEN] Where To Begin

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[OPEN] Where To Begin

Post by Sayuri Motozaki on Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:35 am

In her dorm room, Sayuri adjusted the silk-white belt of her yukata, looking in the mirror to check her appearance. The yukata, as expected, fitted perfectly. Perhaps a little too loose around the legs, but considering how abnormally thin her legs were, that was to be expected. Sayuri had put on the traditional Japanese sandals on her feet, and pinned her long black hair up with a traditional hair pin.

All I need is to be out of this wheelchair and this picture will be perfect, thought Sayuri. But this isn't a day for regrets, or pushing myself too far. This is a day to relax, have fun and enjoy myself. I haven't been doing that often enough since I got here.

Sayuri makes her way out of the dorms, heading into the grounds, where the festival is being held. The grounds are littered with all kinds of stalls, from food and drink to games, fortune-telling and more. I wonder...where should I start... Sayuri starts carefully threading her way through the close-knit crowd, being careful not to run into anyone, while at the same time trying to spot any familiar faces in the crowd.
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Re: [OPEN] Where To Begin

Post by Ryuu Taketa on Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:10 pm

At a nearby icecream stall, I work hard.

Taking orders is my job for the time being.

We are swamped but my classmates are holding up.

I adjust my earpiece before continuing with my next customer.

A high-pitched noise blows my eardrum sky high.

*RRRIIIING!*

"Ah! Shoot!"

I adjust it again. Giving it a couple taps with my finger before continuing on.

"Eh, s-sorry."

The person get their order after the minor disruption is fixed.
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Re: [OPEN] Where To Begin

Post by Sayuri Motozaki on Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:52 pm

Sayuri hears the feedback coming from Ryuu's microphone as she passes the stall, wincing at the grating noise. As the noise dissipates, she looks over to find its source; an ice cream stand being manned by Ryuu and a couple of other classmates. Hmm, ice cream...it's been a while since I had ice cream. And I don't think I've talked to Taketa-san in a while either...it'd be good to catch up with him. Sayuri gets in line for the ice cream stand and waits patiently for her turn.
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Re: [OPEN] Where To Begin

Post by Ryuu Taketa on Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:11 pm

[Was actually his earpiece that eminates a pitch that allows him to speak almost normally. The technology behind it is pretty cool if you read up on it.]

"There you are, thank you."

I shift my attention to my next customer.

"Hello there, what would-"

Motozaki?

"Oh, hello! How are you, Motozaki-san? What would you like?"
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Post by Sayuri Motozaki on Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:16 pm

"Hello, Taketa-san. I would like a scoop of strawberry, please." She ponders whether it would actually be rude to talk to Ryuu, as it would hold up the line, but decides to see how long it takes for the ice cream to be ready.
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Post by Ryuu Taketa on Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:08 am

"A lot better once you get your ice cream, huh? Well, I suppose that's a given."

"Everyone likes ice cream."

I lean back and turn my head a bit.

"Hey, give me a single of strawberry."

Just then, my face cringes a tiny bit as if I am in fear.

I am looking at the tip jar, which suddenly became 200 yen more filled.

Before Sayuri can say anything, my finger shoots up infront of my lips with a tiny 'sh!'

The finger slightly points to the tip jar and then to our class representative.

What I don't notice is she actually seen us recieve a tip.

To my dismay, she calls out what I have been fearing.

'HEY EVERYBODY, WE JUST GOT A TIP!'

MOTHER FU-

"The dairy man went down to Georgia, he had lots of ice cream to make
He was in a bind for he was way behind on tips for him to take
Then the dairy man came accross a young man with some yen that gave us a touch
And the dairy man jumped up on a stool-"

I step on the only stool next to me. The job of the one taking orders whenever we get a tip at that part.

"-and said 'thank you very much!'"

[As Sayuri probably knows:] Our class rep. wanted to really make our stand good so, at the cost of our dignity and recieving no money for the work, we must sing whenever we get a tip of-or more than-100 yen as if it's a freakin' Cold Stone Creamery.

*Ahem*...

"...Sorry you had to see that.."
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Re: [OPEN] Where To Begin

Post by Sayuri Motozaki on Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:01 am

Sayuri's face becomes tinged with colour. ...did that actually just happen? I thought the whole singing thing was just a joke.

"Uhh...that's okay, Taketa-san." She pauses for a moment. "Do I still get my ice cream?"
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Post by Ryuu Taketa on Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:03 pm

[Oh man, Satoshi would have a ball with answering that question. X)]

"Yes, of course."

My voice is a little filled with shame at letting someone he knows seeing him do that.

"Hey, are you almost-?"

"Yeah, thanks."

I hand Sayuri a scoop of strawberry-flavored hard icecream in a small waffle cone. 

My shift will be ending soon and, by god-do I need it to.
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Post by Sayuri Motozaki on Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:53 pm

"Thank you, Taketa-san." Sayuri bows slightly. "I'll be going now, to avoid holding up the line, but we should catch up later, once your shift ends."
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Re: [OPEN] Where To Begin

Post by Ryuu Taketa on Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:31 pm

Hmm..

I really wasn't planning on hanging around here but...

You know, it could be alright to hang around the crowd for a little.

"Oh. Ah, sure. I end in a little bit."

"Sounds like fun."

I give Sayuri a little smile before continuing on with working at the counter.
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Re: [OPEN] Where To Begin

Post by Sayuri Motozaki on Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:05 am

"Okay. I'll see you later then." Sayuri awkwardly wheels herself away, still holding the ice cream in one hand, and manages to maneouvre herself into a space out of the way of the crowd where she can eat. She rotates the cone in her hand, giving small licks to make sure it doesn't drip onto her expensive new yukata.
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