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PERMALINK // POSTED ON: Feb 21 2017, 11:51 PM
Coffee was good for the soul, especially when one suddenly had a craving for something sweet and energizing. Unfortunately for Yui she had a bit of a ‘resting sad face’ exacerbated by her own inner turmoil. Maybe that’s why she was so easy to see through. On this day she passed by the cafe-lined street and had a very spur-of-the-moment desire to sit in some someplace warm and maybe rest a bit, soothing herself with coffee. These places were always on the way home, at least, so it wasn’t much of a detour to stop in and sit for a bit.
She hadn’t even been left long to her own devices. She got her coffee and took a seat by the window, doing what she did best: think. What else was she going to do? Could anyone blame her, really? She didn’t have many friends to hang out with at all, so it wasn’t as though she was going to side around and talk with them or, God forbid, talk to herself. So she sat there, thinking.
She actually hadn’t meant to appear as though she was moping. Not this time, anyway. There was a place for that, and public places that often held many people didn’t number among any of those places.
She heard him speak, and luckily she hadn’t been too deep in thought. She looked at him, eyes wide and confused, and then she glanced about the rest of the cafe before sending him a suspicious look. “There are plenty of other seats…”
But… he looked friendly enough. Her gut nagged at her to keep an eye on him. Just in case. He seemed bright like the sun, and she was at least safe here in public.
“... but if you want to, I guess I don’t really mind.” She moved her bag off the table and hung it on the back of her chair. “Any reason why you chose my table?”
PERMALINK // POSTED ON: May 20 2017, 01:47 PM
To say Yui was confused was an understatement. She watched him, listening, her her expression seemingly caught between disbelief, amusement, and a little irritation. It shifted with every word, eyes blinking quickly as though hoping the moment her eyes closed things would go back to being normal. But alas, Hide stayed present and he continued to speak, and upon finishing there was silence.
And then Yui laughed. It wasn’t a boisterous guffaw, but a small, incredulous giggle. She just didn’t know how to react to this at all! She expected coffee and quiet and what she got instead was this guy inviting himself into her space and spouting nonsense. At least his intentioned seemed pure enough and if anything, he did make it a little more cheerful. She laughed, after all.
Maybe he was trying to open up a conversation that let him hit on her or something. She’d had plenty of experience with that and was ready to politely turn him down if needed. This ray of sunshine was a little too bright for her rainy day.
Yui attempted to find her frown again, but the smallest hint of a smile was permanently engraved upon her lips. She looked down and busied herself with her drink to hide it.
“Alright then, Hide. I’ll allow that.” She conceded, a little annoyed but still entertained. “But if we don’t meet again what was the point or this, hmm? Do you just go around making random tables cheery when you feel like it?”
PERMALINK // POSTED ON: May 21 2017, 07:27 PM
"Mmm." Yui hummed, acknowledging what essentially amounted to a word vomit. He was quite the chatterbox, as it turned out. Yet, Yui couldn’t turn him away. Something about him was both pleasantly (and threateningly) familiar. He brought to mind better memories of herself and her friends, back in what was truly home. She wouldn’t call her life glorious, especially not then, but they were… better. Before the book, before Nakago, before everything happened. Ignorance was bliss.
Well, he was right about one thing: she was going to remember this. It was unorthodox and right out of nowhere. Maybe she won’t remember his name, but she’ll remember this conversation and she’ll remember laughing for the first time in who knew how long. His rambling got a little trying, but he seemed to have genuinely good intentions. He was saying nothing except that he wanted to see her cheer up.
It was easy for him to say that though. Her mood might improve today, but moods were fleeting. It was going to take a lot more than that, but she wouldn’t let that slip lest she gain a companion. She wasn’t quite prepared to deal with this personality on a daily basis. Once in a while was good enough for her.
“Yui.” Surname avoided. “I haven’t been here long. A few months?”
PERMALINK // POSTED ON: Jul 7 2017, 08:11 PM
With closed eyes Yui only kind of listened to everything Hide was saying. The amount of words that spilled forth from his mouth were a little too much for her, and it was giving her a bit of a headache to try and listen to so many things she didn't really care about yet. He hadn't crawled so far into her good graces that she cared about his life story, so as he rambled and rambled he would only manage a curt nod here and there and an affirmative hum, acknowledging what he'd said.
She took a sip of her drink, glanced up briefly with those cynical blue eyes, and cast her attention back down into the steaming liquid in her cup.
"Mhmm, mhmm. I see." Her voice was only barely more than a mumble.
It was mostly the mention of the best friend that caught Yui's attention, just as his tirade seemed to end. He was happy his own friend had appeared in this strange world, and Yui's brows furrowed disapprovingly at her own thoughts. If her warriors appeared, she'd have some support should things go awry but... there was no Suzaku here. There was no Seiryuu.
No Universe of the Four Gods. She was free of all that, yet still bound tightly to it, having left with plans unfinished and a story with no closure.
She thought of Miaka, that stupid, bright face that he reminded her of. A traitorous face, the reason she was in this mess. The reason she was like this. Should Miaka come here... what could Yui expect of that? There was always a chance she'd have Tamahome with her. There was also the chance they'd be separated, but armed now with the knowledge it was inevitable they never be together she was no longer entirely satisfied by that.
If Miaka was here...
There was a sharp, frustrated exhale.
Things would change, and this meager little existence Yui hated would get more uncomfortable. She too wanted to go home. She wanted to forget. But she also felt at times like it would be easier to just... be erased. For what it was worth, Hialao offered a new beginning that she still wasn't unable to grasp and be happy with. The baggage weighed heavily on her shoulders. On some level she was terrified there would be no recovery.
She would have to fake her smiles to satisfy the nosy and persistent.
"I suppose." She half-heartedly relented. Some people, even if given the option, would have nothing to go back to. He earned from her another glance, eyes sharp and almost judging. "You must be luckier than most."