[It was right in my face! Where else was I supposed to look?! I mean…]
Wait, don’t talk like that about yourself! You were just worried about everyone; there’s nothing wrong about that! Really, I should be thankful that you even concerned yourself over me! [He suddenly stopped, now wondering if she would take it the wrong way. Well, most probably not…] Uh… Yeah, I’m good. I’m sturdier than I look, hah.
But hey— That’s something I haven’t seen before. [He said as he tried to imitate her pout. Well, it was ony way to raise the mood.] You’re looking like a real girl now, haha. [Woops. He really was purposedly teasing her.]
Hm… I don’t know how to feel about the Ringmaster anymore. A bunch of people got some of their belongings back and who knows, maybe one day I’ll be the lucky one? Say, if you could choose to get back one thing, what would it be?
Whoa, hold on. [Noticing her hands, he immediately directed all his attention towards them. He pulled her hand towards himself and examined the palm.] Jeez, what have you been doing? Even if you like to work hard, remember to take good care of your body. Hardened skin won’t do you any good, y’know? If this goes on too long, you won’t be able to stretch your hands like you used too and that will end up hindering you one day. [Woops. He quickly released her hand, not wanting to look like some sort of pervert. He wasn’t was one
much. He genuinely cared. Focus, Kou, focus. Too many mistakes in one day…] Y-Yeah…
It doesn’t have anything to do with being a girl or not. [No, maybe it does.] Do you even see me hitting anybody? It’d rather talk my way out of stuff. Take things slow and easy, something like that. Maybe I’ll be begging before you even start& haha— …
[ RUDE ]
[She still frowns, forcing to laugh a little. This always happened; she did stuff she didn’t mean and disliked herself for it. Everything her shadow had told her. But she shakes those thoughts away, because geeze, Kou doesn’t have anything to do with that. And he probably wouldn’t believe her anyway.]
I bet!! You do conditioning and all that for basketball, right? Kind of like for club… but ‘course I’d be concerned! You do realize you should be worried about your classmates, right?
Wow, really? Huh, I guess I always make the weirdest expressions when I’m thinking. Though, it’s pretty hard not to have to think really hard when you’re always with a group of friends that are smarter than you. [I.e Souji, Yukiko, Naoto. Everyone but Kanji and Yosuke. /BRICKED]
Woah woah woah, what are you trying to get back? I wouldn’t trust that Ringmaster guy; he probably did something weird with everything we own anyways. [She rubs her nose.] But something I’d want back…? Uhm… [It takes her a moment to decide. She’d love to have her greaves back, but it was obvious that wasn’t happening. Love to have her glasses back, too; just for the sake of remembering.]
I’d like to see my dog again! Yeah. I miss him.
[Though, she blinks a little bit when he takes her hand, tensing.]
Oh, these? No, they’re not so bad… my feet are probably worse. [Shrug.] I mean, this stuff goes away, doesn’t it? I’ve dealt with worse than cracked skin, and besides, Yukiko always knows how to — [She stops herself, sighs, and shakes her head.] Well, I mean if she was here, she would know how to fix it. I guess until then I just have to deal with it.
[She smiles again. She, of course, was completely oblivious to how that could have been taken as creepy, because she is totally used to physical contact! Totally.]
Aha! Kou, you really have a way with words, don’t you? [She snorts.] But you’re right, I don’t even think you could hit someone if you wanted. You’re just a little to nice for that, aren’t you?
And Mister Star Basketball player might break a nail.
[Oooo come at me bro.]