Alright. It's now Tuesday of Week 1. The last two days at school have had rumors flying everywhere about the giant monsters. There seems to be several that insist that two of the monsters worked for the government, and the class more or less agrees on that. As the bell for homeroom rings, everyone slowly breaks up their gossiping groups and takes their seat. (Not Victoria, obviously.)
Sayuri claims her usual seat by the window and places Momo-chan on her lap, silently gazing towards the head of her class, though her eyes occasionally flicker towards Mellisa. She's aware of the gossip, but obviously doesn't participate in it.
There's a few whispered jabs of "Hey squirt, nice rabbit," but they die down pretty quickly as the teacher walks in the door, followed by a new girl. "Stand," says the class rep, a boy with thickrimmed glasses. "Bow." After the formalities are completed, everyone sits attentively, stealing glances at the girl.
Sayuri ignores the taunts, knowing them for what they are, following through with the standing and bowing before taking her seat once more. At the entrance of the new student, she turns towards her, curious. Another new student? Could just be a coincidence, but she's uncertain.
Mellisa looks at the new student with interest. She bows like the rest, and sits down on her seat, in the middle of the class.
The teacher clears his throat, nodding. "Well, even though we just met Ms Sakamoto yesterday, we have another new student. This time, it's an international student, visiting us from...America? Please introduce yourself to the class."
Sayuri raises her eyebrows. The girl was obviously not japanese, but from America? That's certainly interesting. Sayuri leans forward a little, curious about the new student.
The new student was a girl of 5 feet and 7 inches of hight with long dark reddish brown hair somewhat moved back by a bright orange headband. Bright green looking over the class as she was introduced before bowing. "My name is Victoria Sabatier, a pleasure to meet you all." She spoke in decent enough Japanese.
Mellisa's eyes widen at the word America. She's from pretty far away. This can't really be a coincidence, or can it. She sits a bit straighter in her chair, focussing more on the new student, taking in her features.
Sayuri tilts her head a little, examining Victoria and giving a slight nod of her head. She's certainly the sort of person she could imagine being an Eva pilot, but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. Still, she offers the new girl a faint smile and a wave, understanding how difficult it can be to adjust to a new environment.
The teacher nods to an open desk near the rear half of the class. "Please take a seat there, I've recieved word that Takanami's family decided to move away, so you can have his seat. Now, continuing where we left off yesterday class, please open your History text to Chapter 20." On the whiteboard, he writes "Second Impact" and underlines it. "Can anyone tell me what the Second Impact WAS?"
Victoria nodded, not breaking a single smile at all even at Sayuri's, though she did give her a small wave in response, then immediately walked to the empty desk and took a seat.
Sayuri bites down on her lower lip at that question from the teacher and then absently turns to look out the window. What she does know of Second Impact, as far as she knows, doesn't mesh with the official story at all.
Mellisa raised her hand and stood up, knowing deep down it all to be a lie, but deciding to answer anyway. ''A meteorite impact on Antarctica, sensei.''
Sayuri glances to Mellisa, then looks back to the teacher.
Nodding, the teacher drew a quick sketch of earth, with a line straight into antarctica."Yes. A micrometeorite hit the earth at around nine-tenths the speed of light. But that's not what we're going to discuss today. What we're concerned with, is the incredibly chaotic breakdown post-Second Impact."
Victoria's eye twitched slightly at the mention of post 2nd impact events.
Sayuri shifts forward slightly in her seat. History lessons were at least more interesting than mathematics.
Mellisa sat back down and looked briefly outside. She didn't remember much from that period, but what she did remember caused her a lot of pain and nightmares.
Victoria shifted a little in her seat somewhat, seeming a bit uncomfortible with the current topic but raising no protest otherwise, it would've have done any good if she had anyway.
"First, the economy collapsed. Crops failed everywhere, and there was widespread famine. This is probably responsible for 60% or more of the population decrease, and Africa in particular saw a resurgence of cannabilism of the recently dead as a practice. This was followed by desperate governments claiming as much food as they could from others, and retaliation from those attacked."
Writing on the board, he wrote "-Famine -World War III."
"Now...we're not exactly sure how long World War III was. Does anyone know why we're not sure?"
Sayuri shudders at the thought of so many deaths. And a world-war! That just sounds awful. This is the first she'd heard about the war. She glances to the other students, wondering if someone knew the answer.
A girl in the front of the class raised her hand. "Uh, my brother said it was drugs?"
Sayuri blinks, "Drugs?" She asks aloud, surprised by that answer. Then she blushes bright red at her outburst and hugs Momo-chan to her chest, looking away.
Mellisa watched from her chair, looking around, not knowing the answer. She looked at the girl infront of the class, and held in a chuckle. She raised her hand. ''Isn't that a bit idiotic, sensei, why would the whole world be on drugs. I'd think it was because people fought from time to time, and even after the war ended, people still died in all the confusion."
Victoria stared at Mellisa flatly, finding her calling the girl idiotic a bit bold and rude but not commenting due to being the "new person." she just observed for now.
Nodding, the teacher wrote on the board, "-Chemical Warfare", holding up a hand to Mellissa's statement. "This was the first war we know of with extensive use of chemical agents, on miltary and civilian alike. An incredibly potent new class of psychoactive chemicals and hallucinogenics were discovered by several corporations shortly before the war, and they were devistatingly effective at destabilizing the enemy. Most deaths in this war are believed not to have been by bullet or missile, but by heart-attacks induced by fear. They were also metabolized slowly, and the major data centers were hit early on in the war by EMP weaponry."
"As a result, we...don't actually know the timespan, but based on later examinations of the psychoactive chemicals and few remaining records, we estimate that the war lasted a little over 6 months. Maybe."
Sayuri blinks, biting down on her lower lip, before raising her hand, "So does... does nobody remember anything of that time period? Did the chemical weapons affect everyone?"
Victoria turned her attention to Sayuri, finding that idea a bit strange since she sure remembered ... everything past possibly 4 years of age ... lot of shit she didn't want to remember too.
Adding to the list, he wrote "-Data loss -Unification". "People remember things, Ms. Michisio, but much of what's remembered disagrees with other accounts, and while there are pockets that weren't hit by the drug, they didn't have any records past those of the local area."
"There were a few positive side-effects of this. By the time the war was over, none of the survivors wanted to do anything but SURVIVE. There was a general push towards national unification, as most countries were barely left intact. The former United States of America joined with Canada, Mexico absorbed several countries around panama, and the former countries of Brazil and Chile now each hold one of the two capitals of South America."
Sayuri frowns a little and leans back in her seat, mulling this over. Perhaps NERV was responsible for that chemical warfare, to prevent anyone from remembering the truth of what really happened? An interesting theory, but that's all. Perhaps it was a good thing, anyway. "If not for that chemical warfare, the war might have lasted a lot longer too, yes?" She asks, "It's hard to fight when nobody can remember who they're fighting or what they're fighting over..." This whole thing fascinated her. She did love learning new things.
"Exactly. The fighting just stopped due to the fact no one remembered exactly what happened during that time span, and the only records of pre-WWIII being in older books and memories."Likewise, as you know, Africa is administrated by two halves, North and South. European Union was finalized, and the Asian community is split into four: Thailand, India, China, and Japan."
''Didn't they eventually come together under the flag of the UN, seeking mutual protection?'' Mellisa asks, smiling at Sayuri. Clever girl for her age.
Sayuri glances to Mellisa and blushes a little, hugging her stuffed bunny to her chest, suddenly very embarassed at how talkative and inquistive she was being. Still, the approval she felt, and the knowledge that she had been right about something, it made her feel good. Perhaps speaking up once in a while wasn't so bad?
"The UN you know today is almost completely different than pre-Second Impact. The charter was rewritten and reratified. It's less an arbiter of disputes, now, and more an attempt and smoothing over the global economy, and spends 800 billion a year on global humanitarian efforts." Turning to a map on the wall, he pointed at the Middle East. "Officially, the borders of the countries that were here are gone, and no country is in its place, as no country asked to be recognized."
Victoria found the idea of her memories possibly being faulty or fabricated somewhat troubling. She reached into her uniform shirt to pull out a rectangular locket with a even sided and celtic knoted cross printed into both sides of it. She flipped it open and stared at the picture contained within. On one side was a family, a mother, father, and a baby. She closed it soon enough though and refocused her attentions on the class.
"Unofficially, however, aside from pockets of disagreeing peoples, it is more or less governed by a so called "Crescent League," which is based on a religion, Islam. It has the most fighting in the world even now, but the Crescent League is more or less stabilizing the region." Sighing, the teacher turned back to the class. "That's the basic overview you weren't given in previous grades.
Everyone will have a report to write on a part of it due in two weeks, but I'll cover that later. Any questions?"
Sayuri glances around, and then looks back to the teacher and raises her hand, "May I ask... what is the official story regarding the... creature that attacked the city?" She bites her lip nervously, uncertain as to whether this is something she should be asking.
"The official story, Ms Michishio, is that there is no official story yet, and it's still being looked into." At that, the class exploded into conversation about conspiracy theories and guesses, that not even the teacher could stop. In fact, the only thing that stopped it was the lunch bell that soon rang. Half the kids filed out, the other half clustered around their desks, and especially the desks of the two new girls, particularly Victoria. "Hi, nice to meet you." "Are you really from America? But you're not fat!" "Miko! I'm sorry for me friend, she talks too much." "Do you have a boyfriend? Want one?" and so on.
Sayuri looks around at all the students, feeling a little uncomfortable with the crowds, and remains sitting at her desk, somewhat glad that she's not a new student that everyone's so eager to fuss over. Still, once things settle down a bit, she determines to speak with Victoria, stepping up to Mellisa, "Sakamoto-senpai, I... we should talk to Sabatier-senpai, yes? She could be... like us, I think." She says, seeming a little uncomfortable, yet apparently wanting some support, even if it is from Mellisa. She holds Momo-chan at her side, one big fluffy ear held in a slender, frail hand.
Victoria seemed a bit startled by the sudden popularity but answered a few questions. "Yes I'm from America, from the area formerly known as the state of Nevada. No I do not have a boyfriend and I do not want one." She said that last sentance somewhat flatly but rather firmly.
Sayuri stumbled over the name 'Sabatier' a little.
The boy who asked that last question snapped his fingers in disappointment, then wandered off to his friends "I did it, you owe me lunch, Touma." The girls continued to harass Victoria. "Didn't you know about the monster? What made you decide to come here?"
Mellisa nods at Michishio-san. ''Yes, that would be a good idea. Michishio, would you mind waiting for me a moment, I'll call them and ask them about it, anything you want to add or need?'' She looks at Michishio and awaits her answer.
She speaks in a hushed voice, not intent to let the rest listen in.
Sayuri bites her lower lip, glancing around a little before shaking her head, "N-no, nothing else. I'll just... wait... here..." She edges back from the crowds a little and hugs Momo-chan, staring at Victoria intently.
"Sorry" Victoria called after the boy who asked her for a date then turning to the girl who questioned her concerning the monster. "I had heard of such a thing but my arrangements were already made by that time..." she shruged.
''Okay, I'll be back in a bit.'' She walks out of the class, taking a stoll outside, away from any listening ears. She takes her cellphone from her bag and clicks in the earphone. Looking around for any people, seeing and hearing none, she dials her liason at NERV. ''Hello, this is Sakamoto calling, I have a question concerning the number of pilots we have, has by any chance a new pilot arrived?''
Sayuri sighs, feeling awkward just standing there, moving back over to her desk and sitting down again. Perhaps if she weren't so quiet all the time, she could have friends like other people in the class. Perhaps she should try to make friends? Where to even start... she didn't know.
A man's voice that she didn't recognize answered. "You don't have sufficient clearance to access that information, Sakamoto. Need-to-know only." *click*
''Oh great, red tape...'' Mellisa mutters. ''Why can't they even give us info on our classmates.'' She puts her cellphone away and enters class again, going by her desk first, she walks to Michishio afterwards. ''Their being idiots and hiding behind red tape. Don't you have Cmdr Winters or Katou's number, Michishio, or couldn't you try?'' Mellisa waits for her answer and looks at her and her bunny. ''By the way, nice bunny, what's its name?"
Sayuri nods her head slightly, "I could try calling someone, but... perhaps it's better if I don't." She murmurs, then blushes at the question about her stuffed animal, looking down at her bunny, "Momo-chan." She murmurs shyly. Finally she takes a deep breath and rises to her feet, walking over to Victoria's table, "God is in his heaven." She says, looking at the new girl and wondering if she'll understand the meaning behind her words.
Victoria blinked at the sudden approach and line from Sayuri. "... All's right with the world." she responded simply before turning her attentions back to the other girls, trying to downplay this seemingly bit of randomness to them.
Sayuri smiles faintly and nods to Victoria, writing down her cellphone number on a slip of paper and very unobtrusively and subtly slipping it onto Victoria's desk, before taking a deep breath and walking back over to Mellisa, looking terribly embarassed, "Well, that worked, but I kind of feel like an idiot now..." She murmurs quietly.
Mellisa grins at the smart move from Michishio. ''Atleast that's confirmed now, smart move, Michishio, and sorry if I've been a bit of a ass to you, not my intention, would you mind showing me your place later today, I still need to have all the paperwork solved, after what happened last yesterday.''
Victoria in turn grabbed the paper quickly and slipped it into her bag. And wrote down on another piece of paper "Meet outside after school if you're not busy." and folded it into a paper airplane, then threw it at Sakamoto's face while the other girls around her were distracted with eachother's talking.
Sayuri blinks and bites her lower lip at that, feeling a little uncomfortable, "I... suppose... I... yes." She says finally, "That would be nic-ow!" She flinches and raises a hand to her face, looking to the fallen paper plane and leaning down to pick it up, unfolding it and reading the writing on it, before showing it to Sakamoto, "Should we?"
''Why not, we should get to know each other, and we have some free time then, so I don't see why not.'' She looks at Michishio with a smile on her face. ''By the way, afterwards we could go and work on the assignment together, doesn't that sound like a good idea."
Sayuri nods her head slightly and offers Mellisa a shy smile, "I guess so." She says, then looks about, "I um... were you scared? Y'know... during the... attack?"
''You mean yesterday, ofcourse I was. Who wouldn't be with that monster around." Mellisa quickly scribbles something on a piece of paper handing it to Michishio. ''Can't say too much about yesterday, but I was, I was scared for your life and mine.''
Sayuri gives a small nod, "Well, I should be getting back to my desk. The teacher will probably be back soon." She says, folding up the piece of paper and tucking it away in a pocket before returning to her seat, sitting Momo-chan on the desk and starting to talk with it in whispers. She's a little weird, yeah, but hey, stuffed bunny!
The afternoon goes by, filled with math, gossip, etc, but it's all surprisingly normal, all the way until the bell rings signalling the end of the school day
Victoria wasted no time with gathering her things and heading out, though it was less to be early and more to not be late since she expected other kids to probably stop her on route to talk to the "new kid."
Mellisa did practically the same as Victoria, looking at Sayuri for a moment, miming. ''See you outside in a bit.'' She followed moments after Victoria. Walking allong the same way.
Sayuri looks to Mellisa and nods, as she gathers up her things and moves to leave, leaving the classroom and heading outside, waiting under the shade of a tree near the exit.
Mellisa actually lost Victoria's trail in the chaos of afterschool and was there before her, Vic eventually showing up with another random girl whom she parted ways with before walking over to the shaded tree, crossing her arms and staring at the other two girls.
The three almost ran down a quiet, blue-haired girl with red eyes. "Excuse me, I need to see Sensei," she muttered, moving past them.
Vic watched the strange girl move past them curiously before turning her attentions back to the two girls in front of her.
Sayuri blinks and stares at the blue-haired girl, stammering and bowing and murmuring and apology before quickly rushing on her way. Once they're all gathered together, she takes a deep breath, slumping into a sitting position in the shade and looking up at them, uncertain what to say to them.
"So I see I wasn't the only one who saw the strange girl..." Victoria murmured before shaking her head. "Eh it's not important."
Mellisa sits down not too far from Sayuri. Feeling a bit awkward, she looks at the other two. ''I assume you allready know about us, or were'nt you informed about it, much like us 2."
"Err no, I knew there were two pilots but I did not know whom or else I'd have approached you sooner." Victoria tilted her head to the side.
Sayuri takes a deep breath, "I... I'm Sayuri Michishio. Pilot of Unit 01." She says softly, looking up at Victoria, "You are an Eva pilot too, aren't you? I... I knew there was something different about you, and arriving so soon after the Angel attack. It couldn't have been a coincidence. I... s-sorry, I ramble when I'm nervous." She turns her gaze away, fidgeting.
Victoria nodded to Sayuri. "Perhaps it'd have be more appropriate to introduce myself first Michishio-san. I'm pilot of unit 03, from the NERV nevada branch."
Mellisa nods at Victoria. ''I'm the Pilot of Unit 02, Mellisa Sakamoto.'' She extends her hand. ''Nice to meet you, hope we can get allong.'' Mellisa chuckles. ''Has'nt your unit arrived yet, or did they bring it in last night?''
Sayuri notices some rather shady looking men in a car nearby pretending not to watch her.
"I came here ahead of Unit 03, it should be arriving soon but I have no actual idea when." She laid her bag on the ground and sat next to it.
"O-oh, there's no need for that. J-just call me Michishio... or... Sayuri... if you like." She takes a deep breath, "Yes. We're all Eva pilots, so... call me Sayuri." She looks terribly nervous, but smiles at them, not reacting at the slightest to the sight of the car, smiling and pretending that all's fine as she says, "Don't look, but men over there are watching us. They're probably NERV, but I think I should report it just in case."
She didn't ignore Sakamoto's hand though, giving it a quick shake. Victoria looked over towards the men Sayuri pointed out. "Yeah I'd report them just in case... I met General Winters and Colonel Tsien last night"
Sayuri stares at Victoria and stammers a little, lowering her head, "I um... y-yes, I'll just go make that call. Would..." She takes a deep breath, "Would you perhaps... like to come to my apartment? I've already invited Sakamoto-senpai, and it would give us a chance to talk without other... student around."
''Even though the place is probably bugged, no offense, Michishio.'' She smiles at the two of them. flipping through her agenda briefly. ''Mind if I write down both your numbers, could get them from the staff, but they'll probably let me dig through all the red tape again.''
"Sure" Victoria responded to Sayuri while pulling out her cell phone and flipping it open, telling Sakamoto her number "You know you could just enter this into your phone directly rather then writing this down..." she stared at Sakamoto curiously.
"My living quarters are no doubt under constant surveillance. I'm sure all of ours will be." Sayuri says, and doesn't seem the least bit bothered by this, "I'll be right back. Sabatier-senpai has my number." She rises to her feet and walks away from the tree, dialing up Lt. Chiko Hikari on her cell phone.
''Its not all I'm writing down.'' Mellisa mimed, looking at the men from the corner of her eyes. She was writing down their descriptions for if they might not be NERV.
"Hello, Sayuri-chan. What's up?"
Victoria just nodded simply and proceeded to enter in Sayuri's phone number into her contacts list. Her phone of course had a NERV logo on it, not surprising considering how much stuff they liked to slap ther logo on.
Sayuri smiles and takes a deep breath, being quite familiar with most of the Junior Officers, "Good evening, Chiko-san. It's probably nothing to be concerned about, but I saw a pair of men in a car watching me. Us. Sakamoto-senpai and Sabatier-senpai are with me. I know it's probably NERV, but I thought I should report it just in case." She takes a breath, "Did I do the right thing?"
"Eh? Sloppy...Let me get them to confirm." The line went dead for a second, and one of the two men in the car put his hand to his ear, and then gave the girls a wave. Chiko came back on. "They're just there to watch you. Is everything okay now?"
Victoria who was still occasionaly peeking at them noticed them waving and waved back before turning her attentions back to her phone, putting in the last few digets for Sakamoto's number.
Sayuri looks up and smiles, waving back to the men in the car, before nodding, "Yes, yes. I wasn't too concerned, but I thought it would be best to confirm that they're friends. Sorry for troubling you, Chiko-san." She says.
Mellisa put down the notebook and switched to her cellphone, saving Sabatier and Michishio's numbers. "So, have you decided on a place to live yet, Sabatier-san, I myself have'nt yet, wouldn;t it be a great idea if we all could share a apartment, would make thing way more interesting. And I doubt any of us would want to live in one house on their own?''
"No, you did the right thing. You're not supposed to see them, because we don't want you getting used to someone following you. Because we might not always be the only ones watching you. Well, have a nice day, Sayuri-chan. Don't forget to get enough sleep, you have a Syncronization Test tomorrow."
"I have not decided on a place to live yet ... living with others would be far preferible to living on my own for many reasons." She leaned back against the tree sighing. "Haven't had much break time since leaving Nevada."
"Yes, ma'am. I'll be sure to do that." Sayuri says, "You have a good day too, Chiko-san. Goodbye." She hangs up and moves over to stand with Victoria and Mellisa, "I believe NERV handles our living arrangements... I've been living alone in a small apartment since my guardians left Tokyo-3."
''Hmm, maybe we could ask them at the synch test tomorrow, I imagine it would take some time to arrange, that is, if we all agree on it?" Mellisa massagess her neck, laying down on her bag. ''Shouldn't we be heading over to your apartment, Michishio-san?''
"Well I certainly agree to it." Victoria nodded, standing and stretching.
"Please, Sakamoto-senpai... you can just call me Michishio... or Sayuri, if you prefer." She says, then nods her head slightly, sighing, "I suppose we should. It's not too far."
''Not that I don't like it here, but it's getting rather cold, and we'd want to be as fit as we can for tommorows synch test, shouldn't we?'' Mellisa stands up, extending her hand to Michishio. ''And you can just call me Mellisa, Michishio, It's not such a mouthfull.''
"I wonder if they'll have a test pod avalible for me tomorrow or not..." Victoria idly murmured to herself, waiting for Sayuri to lead the way.
Sayuri pushes herself to her feet, picking up her bag and shouldering it, and then plucking up Momo-chan and brushing away dirt and bits of leaves, hugging it to her chest, "Okay then, Sakamoto-senpai, Sabatier-senpai," She smiles at them, "Let's go." With that she leads them on the very uneventful trip from the school to the large apartment building in which she lives, taking the elevator up to the floor her apartment is on.
Victoria was politely quiet for the whole trip though occasionaly humming quietly to herself. She looked about, evaulating the building Sayuri's apartment was in.
''Nice and close to school, Michishio.'' Mellisa says absent mindedly, marking the location into her mind and taking in the building
Sayuri nods her head slightly, "Several emergency exits and not far from one of the entrances to the Geofront, too. If an Angel attacks, I need to be able to get to my Eva quickly." She says, unlocking her front door and pushing it open, flicking on a light switch, "Welcome home, Sayuri." She says to herself with a smile, stepping inside and removing her shoes, looking to Mellisa and Victoria, "Please, come in." She says, bowing. It's a small apartment, and rather sparsely furnished, but clean and well-maintained, with a small table and four chairs in the center of the room that seemed to serve a multi-purpose role as living room, dining room and kitchen, with one door leading to a bathroom and the other, presumably, to her bedroom.
Victoria slipped her shoes off appropriately and stepped inside, placing her bag near the door and ploping down into one of the chairs
Mellisa slips out of her shoe's and walks in slowly, likewise placing her bag near the door and settling herself in the chair oposite to Sabatier-san. ''So, nice and cosy appartment Michishio.''
Sayuri closes the door behind them and takes her bag into her room, setting it and Momo-chan inside the door before moving to claim one of the seats at the table, "It suffices. Can I get you anything? I don't really have much, but... tea?"
"Tea works." victoria stretched her arms above her head and yawned. "I'm not looking forward to this 2nd impact project ... bad memories."
''That would be nice, I'd like some.'' Mellisa looked across the table to Victoria. ''I can't say I disagree, haven't gotten that many good memories from back then.''
"Eh my memories are from further up. Took awhile for some things to become just peachy again ... I don't want to say much more then that."
Sayuri looks at the two of them and bites her lower lip, "I'll just... make tea, then." She says with a faint smile, rising to her feet and moving to brew some tea. This is why she's always felt so awkward around people. She can't even clearly remember events from three years ago, nevermind during the aftermath of second impact.
''I can understand that, Sabatier-san, I only remember bits and pieces from back then, but life wasn't like it is now back then. '' She looks away for a moment as she wipes away a tear. ''By the way, Victoria, what role do you fill as pilot. Since all our eva's are geared to a particulair role.'' She looks at Michishio. ''Oh, Michishio, I forgot to ask, do you have different flavors, or only one kind of tea?"
Victoria watched her go to work on the tea with a somewhat concerned expression on her face. "Hmm ... anyway good job taking out the first angel, I saw some bits of footage from your fight, mostly so I could see what I was going to be up against."
"Role?" she raised an eyebrow.
''Oh, stupid me, you know, are you specialised in something. Like long ranged, melee, AT fields, or perhaps something entirely different.'' Mellisa mentally slapped herself, she should have explained more
"I lean towards more close range combat but I'm somewhat competant with eva scale guns as well. My AT field skills are somewhat lacking but I can at least put up one hah..." She was somewhat hesitant to tell them about her eva stirring once and awhile though.
''Sorry if that was a bit of a awkward question, If it was out of line, just say so. I often ask questions when I shouldn't.'' Mellisa twists her thumbs. She looks over at Sayuri, who is still making tea. She smiles at her and looks back to Victoria
Victoria leaned towards Mellisa now. "Um, which one of you was it that lost their leg? And their eva went ... erm wild?"
Sayuri looks up, "Kind of tea? Uh... well, all I have is Earl Grey." She says, having finally snapped out of whatever daze she was in, pouring three cups of tea and bringing them over to the table, placing them before each girl, "That was me." She says softly.
"A-ah I see..." Victoria seemed somewhat shamed at even asking. "You seem fine now though..." she took a sip from her Tea before setting it down and folding her hands on the table, looking down at them.
Sayuri nods her head slightly and claims her own seat, wrapping her hands around her warm cup of tea and staring into it, "I... I am fine. Perfectly fine." She says after a moment, then quickly changes the subject, "Nevada is a long way away. What was it like there? Do you speak english, then?"
Mellisa looks at Michishio, saying nothing. She picks up her tea and takes a sip. ''Hope it was only a one time occurance, for some reason I believe the angel might have caused it.''
"If you had attended the debriefing instead of sleeping in..." Sayuri murmurs just loud enough for Mellisa to hear, and the faint smile... could the shy girl be teasing Mellisa? No, surely not.
"It's a lot of sand, dirt, and occasionaly some sort of desert plant, unless you're out at white sands, in which case it follows it's namesake. Japan ... or at least what I can see of it from just Tokyo 3 is much nicer ... greener." she then nodded. "Yeah I speak english better then japanese to be honest." She said in english.
If there had been a pillow in reach, Mellisa would have thrown it at Sayuri. ''Oh just you wait little miss, you'll have those times when you turn my age, perhaps even sooner. I was in bed because of that, not because I slept in.'' She took another sip of her tea, and she frowned at Victoria. ''I'm guessing you just said something in English, right Sabatier-san?''
She giggled a bit at Mellisa and Sayuri's antics before switching back to Japanese. "I did. I said I speak english better then I do japanese which is really my 2nd language."
Sayuri blinks at Mellisa and tilts her head slightly, as if not sure what she means, then returns to staring into her teacup. She hasn't so much as sipped from it yet.
Victoria on the other hand took a gulp from hers before setting it down again. "Somthing the matter Michishio-san?"
Sayuri blinks and looks up, shaking her head slightly, "Hm? Oh, no. I'm fine. I uh... don't drink tea." She says with a nervous little laugh, "I just like the smell of it. It reminds me of... the woman who took care of me. She always drank this tea."
"Ah ... any particular reason you won't drink it though? Or am I being too intrusive?"
''So it reminds you of her, that's nice, remembering such things. Then what do you drink, if I might ask, Michishio?''
"Water." She replies simply, then glances up at Victoria, "I uh... don't really like the taste. That's all. But the smell reminds me of... better times." Shaking her head, she stands suddenly, "I uh... I think I need a shower. Y-yes. A shower. I'll um... you just... can I uh... get you anything else? I think I have some crackers... maybe Chiko-san left something in the cupboards when she was last here..." She moves over to start looking through cupboards, mumbling to herself.
"It is good to have things to remind you of better times... I don't need anything in particular though I'd like a nap." Victoria yawned. "Haven't had much chance to get a good rest in awhile..."
''Sayuri calm down please, I understand that your nervous, not used to so many questions, I guess?'' She stands up and walks to the toilet. ''I'll be right back.''
"Um... you can use my futon, if you'd like." Sayuri says, with her head still buried in one of the cupboards, rummaging about in search of snacks for her guests, still, until Mellisa's words make her sigh and give up, hitting herself in the head with the cupboard door as she attempts to close it, "Ow!" She staggers back a bit, clutching her head, closing the cupboard properly and stumbling over to her chair, "Owowow I'm fine..."
"Um ... maybe if having us over is making you nervous I could head back to my current residence for that nap if you'd prefer, seems to me we might be making you uncomfortible." Victoria said looking over Sayuri's head to make sure she didn't hit it on a corner or somthing and was bleeding.
Mellisa walks out after a few minutes. ''Are you two allright, you look exhausted.'' Mellisa chuckles, not feeling that awake herself
Sayuri waves a hand, "It's fine. You can stay here and rest if you like, I don't mind." She says, then looks to Mellisa, "I'm okay. I just... shower." She says, quickly making her way to the bathroom and shutting herself inside. A few moments later the sound of the shower running can be heard.
Victoria watched her hurry to the shower, then looked to Mellisa. "Well ... can't say I'm not worried about her. But I won't let her hospitaltity go to waste. I guess I'll take that nap then." she stretched and yawned, then made her way towards the Futon and set it up for a nap.
''O...Okay, that went well.'' Mellisa walks to her bag by the door, fishes out her cellphone.''Would they mind to deliver 2 futons here, I'd like everyone to be able to sleep confortably, and not have sayuri sleep on the floor, or whatever. Can''t say I feel to much for walking to one of those murky safehouses again, not this late at night.''
The doorbell rang while Mellisa was messing with her cell.
Sayuri is presently occupied in the shower, and doesn't even hear the doorbell ringing. Looks like someone else will have to handle that!
''I'll get it, Michishio.'' Mellisa shouted. ''Hmm, lets see who's visiting this late at night, she said, as she looked through the peephole.
No one is visible.
Victoria was still awake though and sat up. "Who is it?"
''I can't see no one. And I don't feel comfortable opening the door to what might be just some guys playing a prank this late at night'' Mellisa said
"Or worse..." Victoria murmured.
Mellisa shrugs and opens the door.
Outside the door are two futons, two bedrolls, and two backpacks with "Sabatier" and "Sakamoto" written on them with toiletries and a change of underwear inside.
"Well who is it?" Victoria asked.
''Ah, I see they've been listening in, THANKS GUYS.'' Mellisa shouts to the apartment, knowing the mic's will pick her voice up. ''Victoria, want to help me drag these inside?'' She said as she took the two backpacks and placed them inside. ''It's our friendly neigbourhood watchdog with gifts. Thank the guys at NERV.'' Mellisa laughs, as she walks a few times, taking the futons inside, and after that the bedrolls.
Sayuri comes out of the bathroom, drying her hair with a towel, glancing to the futons and other stuff, "Oh. I see. Huh. Well then, I guess you'll be spending the night here." She says.
"Creepy ... but also extremely helpful." She helped Mellisa haul them inside.
Sayuri appears to have forgotten that she's naked. Or perhaps she just doesn't care. Curiously, one might notice that she's lacking a belly-button.
Victoria looked towards Sayuri but quickly looked away blushing. "U-um Michishio-san... perhaps you should cover yourself."
''Y-Yes, please Michishio, please wrap a towel around yourself... O-or something.'' Mellisa begins laying out the futton and bedroll. ''Mind if I use your shower briefly Michishio? I want to wash my hair.''
Sayuri looks down at herself and shrugs, wrapping herself in the towel and moving towards her room, "Not at all, senpai. The towels are in the cabinet under the sink. Enjoy your shower." She says as she steps into her room to finish drying and dressing herself.
''Great, thanks.'' She steps into the bathroom and closes the door behind her. Soon the shower can be heard running.
Victoria rooted through the backpack the provided for some sleeping clothes and quickly changed them, trying to stay out of line of sight of Sayuri while doing so.
Sayuri casually pulls on a clean pair of underwear and a knee-length plain white nightgown, lacking in any fancy frills, just a plain cotton garment that's rather loose on her slender form. Then she wanders over to her desk and sits herself in front of her computer, staring at the screen.
The sound of the shower soon died of, as Mellisa stepped out of the shower a towel around her waist, and another wrapped around her hair.''Ah, really nice, thanks again, Michishio-san.'' She grabs her backpack scurries through it for sleepwear, and after finding it lays down under the futton.
Victoria also laid down and drifted off to sleep rather quickly.
"You're welcome, senpai." Sayuri murmurs, looking over to the other two girls, "Goodnight."
End session, Tuesday, Week 1
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