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 Yuugi's Delivery Service, Elena~
IT'S GAME TIME...
14
POSTS
Fifteen
YU-GI-OH!
Human
Student
Carma (LADYFACE)
He/Him
I will be quiet you won't even know I'm here. You won't suspect a thing, you won't see me in the mirror.
Another delivery, and this one was….such a bad time too….

Sometimes Yuugi wondered if his boss remembered that he went to school. It would explain why some of his delivery requests came so close to when class ended. Just like this one. He...well, he needed the money, so he always took them...but….it was still going to be a close call. He knew it was. The worst part though was that...if he was late, it would reflect badly on the service….and also on himself. If he wanted to get more work, and...more money, he had to be on time. Which meant running really really fast from school to the delivery office to the parcel pickup location. He felt a little bit bad, ordinarily he would have said goodbye to his classmates but today he didn’t have any time. He had to go right to the office to pick up the parcel and then get to the delivery stop quick.

He sort of wished he’d taken his bike to school but he hadn’t expected to need it. Boss had texted him during lunch break and asked if he was able to….he’d even put a smiley face in it and everything….and he knew there was no way the others would take a shift at this time, plus he really did kind of need the money, he was getting by enough to pay the rent and eat a meal but….it would be nice to have enough to buy a week or two week’s worth of food and not so much food from cheap diners. N-no offense to diners of course...but...real food...would be nice sometimes...

He kind of missed Jiichan, and okasan, they...were the ones who made food for him in the past. Even Anzu-chan showed him how to cook a little so he took that skill as best as he could, but...he was really a little worried. Would he be able to survive on his own? He’d...gotten himself a job, um, and he was going to school, and he had a room to himself...so….it could be worse...actually it wasn’t that bad...on his own...for the first time….

Yuugi hoofed it, running as fast as he could to the little dingy building that was his...office, sort of. It wasn’t really an office, he didn’t spend too much time there. Usually he just went there to pick up whatever needed to be delivered elsewhere and from there he jumped to whichever dimension needed the delivery. This time it was just in Hialao, which was good because that was where his main office was and it also meant he was more likely to make it on time. No waiting for trains and whatnot. He had the address to the delivery location plugged into his gps on his phone and was just looking down to double check when-

Impact.

Yuugi let out a squeak and dropped to the ground, his package falling out of his arms as he himself dropped down onto his rump rather hard, squinting his eyes shut as he tried to gather his bearings. He shook his head a little, whining quietly. ”O-o-ow….” he wheezed, blinking his eyes open and looking up to see….a...a...a...another p-person….he...oh…..

Yuugi sat forward at once, bowing down in front of the young lady.

”P-Please, I’m sorry, I didn’t mean t-to run into you miss….”
Cantem, a nossa canção, transmita canção do povo, força cordial, portador de esperança.
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Twenty
Grandia 2
Human
Singer
Misso (she/her)
she/her
I t would have helped had Elena also been looking, but what transpired happened so quickly she was left unable to really react. In a matter of second a blur appeared in her peripheral and slammed into her, dropping both itself and whatever it was carrying to the floor. She stumbled from the impact, but managed to regain her footing in time to watch the boy's recovery. Though her lower back throbbed from the collision, she was more preoccupied with what appeared to be a child.

And what a strange child he was. Though quite adorable, his appearance was odd to her, particularly his hair. It spiked up in every direction wildly, and seemed to be colored every hue of the rainbow. Perhaps that was fitting for Elestis, though his hair was not quite as bright nor did it flicker with that same magical quality she'd grown accustomed to. If anything, it meant he was a memorable character she would not forget easily. She held a hand out to the boy, offering aid.

"Oh, goodness! Are you alright?" Perhaps her words did not reach him quickly enough, for he stammered an apology and immediately got back on his feet. The fall was not as terrible as it appeared, and for this Elena was grateful. "Please, there's no need for you to apologize! The fault was as much mine."

She knelt to the ground and picked the parcel up into her hands, and offered it to the boy.

"I believe you dropped this?" Hopefully whatever was in that package was still intact. She'd been on her way back to the trains, but she was more than willing to miss a few departures if it meant ensuring this encounter wrapped up smoothly.
notes: tiny cinnaroll
IT'S GAME TIME...
14
POSTS
Fifteen
YU-GI-OH!
Human
Student
Carma (LADYFACE)
He/Him
I will be quiet you won't even know I'm here. You won't suspect a thing, you won't see me in the mirror.
Ow, ow, ow, ow, that hurt a lot….that really hurt….he knew he should have been looking at where he was going, he was being so stupid and careless and reckless and this was what he got for it. Yuugi let out a soft whine, doing his best to keep his hurt to himself. Whatever happened he couldn’t get upset….it wasn’t fair of him to complain if he’d caused this himself. Darn it...he...was such a dunce, really. Already he knew he was going to be late for the delivery...at least it wasn’t extremely time sensitive. This one had been marked general, not urgent. So he was glad...but still, his boss’s reputation...

”Owowowowowowow….” Yuugi whined, trying to keep his hisses of pain quiet and just to himself. Gosh, it did hurt though. He was so small, when he hit the ground it was pretty painful….especially when he was going at such high speeds...he really did need to be more careful.

Yuugi blinked, hearing a young woman’s voice and...ah, in front...in front of him, she….a hand….that was…

O-oh. She was offering to help him up...how embarrassing…but he supposed it...it was a nice gesture...oh...

And he….and he’d ignored it. He hadn’t meant to...Yuugi just wasn’t accustomed to other people wanting to help him. He was kind of a bother after all, even though Anzu didn’t say so he knew that was what she thought sometimes. He could see it in her eyes and hear it in her voice, he was always such a pain...still, Yuugi stood and faced the young lady before him and bowed deeply before her. ”P-please forgive me, I didn’t mean to ignore you m-miss!” he chirped, and very nearly continued by asking if she herself was alright, but paused as he finally processed what she had said.

Goodness, did...she think that it was her fault? Yuugi’s eyes widened as he stood his tallest - which really was not very tall - and waved his arms in front of himself. ”N-n-no, no, really, it-it was all me, ah, that is, I wasn’t looking where I was going and I was running so fast...w-which is to say you did nothing wrong at all miss I should have j-just been looking where I…”

Oh. His parcel…

He reached out tentatively, picking it up. The contents were fortunately not in much danger of breaking - not unless something sharp stabbed through and cut the fabric. There didn’t seem to be any rips in the parcel though, so that at least seemed to be alright. He took a deep breath, holding it to his chest. ”T-thank you, u-um, very much miss…” he squeaked, gulping. ”B-b-but I could ask a favour of you if you...I mean, could I ask a favour of you?” Goodness, his mind was a mess….

”I need to deliver this to the address um...um, here, this….” He put the parcel under one arm and pulled out his phone again, pointing to the little address on the map. ”I’m following the route but if I go at my standard pace I’ll definitely be late...I c-can’t afford to be late...I mean, if I am, I suppose it wouldn’t be bad, but I don’t want to make the company look bad...u-um, do you know a faster way to reach it? I d-don’t normally come here, is there transportation or a shortcut? A-anything….um, but if you don’t know that’s fine...really, it’s no big deal…”
Cantem, a nossa canção, transmita canção do povo, força cordial, portador de esperança.
80
POSTS
Twenty
Grandia 2
Human
Singer
Misso (she/her)
she/her
@MUTOU YUUGI

This poor, poor boy. He seemed to have taken that impact a lot harder than she had. Maybe he was just that much more fragile? In his pain he neglected to take her hand, but that was find with her. If he didn’t need the help to stand she would not force him to take it, but she nonetheless would stay until she was sure he was well enough to continue on his way .

He was rambling, almost too fast and too stammer-y for Elena to really follow. From what she could understand of his demeanor he was a rather nervous boy, almost demure in the way he bowed towards the elder woman submissively though she showed no anger or displeasure with his actions. To see a child cower before her in such a way guilted her greatly, and she held a hand out to his shoulder in comfort.

“Shhh, hush and calm yourself. I am not angry with you.” Elena consoled, kneeling slightly to maintain better contact with his eyes. He was a fair bit smaller than she and it was a little awkward, but she would. What job could a boy like this have that required him to run about on his own? The nerve of some people…

And it was here that he explained his situation: a delivery or errand boy of sorts, given a job he would likely not make on time, and the precious minutes spent here talking certainly didn’t help him. Elena glanced about their surroundings. She had only just barely managed to learn what paths she did know through Hialao, and she wasn’t familiar enough with addresses to have an immediate grasp on where this package needed to go. She shook her head at him regretfully.

“Shortcuts I don’t know… but fear not! There are plenty of people out and surely someone can help. If you’d like I can come with you. I don’t need to be anywhere.” She offered him her hand again, this time as though the two might be sealing some kind of alliance. She was sincere in her words; now that the two had met, she could not, in good conscience, leave him alone until the problem was solved!
IT'S GAME TIME...
14
POSTS
Fifteen
YU-GI-OH!
Human
Student
Carma (LADYFACE)
He/Him
I will be quiet you won't even know I'm here. You won't suspect a thing, you won't see me in the mirror.
He really wasn’t at all sure what to expect, he only knew that he was very surely worried he might have put the reputation of his service on the line. And if he did that, he might not get any runs in the future, which meant...not getting any money and money...money was something he desperately needed. He didn’t have ojiisan to take care of him, it was all himself. And if he lost his job...he lost everything. So he had to make sure that he made the delivery service look good.

She had a kind voice, when she spoke. And he felt her hand on his shoulder….it was a little comforting thing...honestly it was something so simple, so why….did it make him feel so calm? Everyone had hands….and this...there was nothing so special about this….and yet….somehow it made him feel so much better. He relaxed under her sweet voice. Her soft tones. They were almost motherly….which, he knew, was silly to think - since she wasn’t his mother at all, nor did he have any reason to think of her as such. But all the same….he let himself be comforted by her words.

”O...oh! Well thank you then...I’m...I’m very glad that you’re not upset then…” He gave a shy smile, before going on to explain exactly what it was that had him in such a rush. He did his best to be quick about his explanation - both for her sake, and for his. He didn’t want to bore her with the details after all...but as well...time was of the essence. That said he….was almost certain that he wasn’t going to make it. The crash was enough to offset his time...and now...well...it...it almost wasn’t even worth the bother…

He gave her a sad smile and a shake of his head. ”Probably not…” He laughed softly, more to himself than to her. ”I’m very small and kind of quiet, most people don’t even notice me...if I were intangible you probably wouldn’t have noticed me either…” Another little laugh escaped, this one even smaller than the first. He really was invisible...

He found himself staring at her hand with a quiet, tentative curiosity. He knew he shouldn’t, but on the other hand, perhaps if she was there….he didn’t doubt that she would apologise for delaying him with the crash...and perhaps no harm would be done. Yuugi bit his lip, slowly reaching out to take her hand. Even though it was for his own gain he’d done it...and he already felt bad about it….what a pathetic man he was….but at the same time, he was desperate...so it was an...an okay reason, wasn’t it?

”I-if you could come with me maybe…” He lowered his gaze, laughing quietly again. ”...I’m sorry, I’ve inconvenienced you…”
Cantem, a nossa canção, transmita canção do povo, força cordial, portador de esperança.
80
POSTS
Twenty
Grandia 2
Human
Singer
Misso (she/her)
she/her
@MUTOU YUUGI

He presented himself to others in such an unassuming manner. He truly was small. True, were he intangible she may never have noticed - or, she might have. He appeared so strange to her. In her own world he would have stood out a fair bit, with hair like that. Nonetheless Elena was determined to see a smile on his face. There was no need for someone to go through life continuously self-deprecating. Surely there was something about him he could take pride in?

"You are not inconveniencing me at all, don't worry about that." So long as she managed to catch the last train back to Elestis in time to not be stranded, all would be well in the end. A few minutes of her time dedicated to someone in need was time, to her, well-spent.

Elena glance behind her. He'd been traveling in that direction, meaning she'd have to do a little bit of back-tracking. She lacked a match, and she didn't have any tools with which to tell time directly on her person. Ah, well. If they worked together, it would be a job easily completed.

"I am Elena," she introduced, "I'm very pleased to meet you. We should be on our way, right? The longer we stand here, the more time you lose."
IT'S GAME TIME...
14
POSTS
Fifteen
YU-GI-OH!
Human
Student
Carma (LADYFACE)
He/Him
I will be quiet you won't even know I'm here. You won't suspect a thing, you won't see me in the mirror.
It...it….sure was awfully sweet of the miss to talk to him the way she did. Yuugi...Yuugi liked her voice, it was very kind, and relaxing and calm...nothing like those he was used to. Even the other girls in his school were often louder than him, it was difficult to ever let himself be heard, and so he simply accepted his silence. Yet, the miss was...was so kind as to tell him he wasn’t an inconvenience to her. It made him feel….warm a little, on the inside. He was sure that his cheeks were tinged ever so slightly pink now, ah, oh….he hoped...he did hope she didn’t notice. That would be quite embarrassing…

”Thank you….” At...at least he had to say that. Even if it came out as a shy whisper. Goodness…

Ah, and then the miss was introducing herself. Elena….Elena…..his cheeks turned a touch more rosy. Elena was a rather cute name….ah, but, he wasn’t thinking...no, no he needed to focus! She had said so herself, miss Elena had said...had said...ah. Yes, the longer they stand here the more time he would lose. She was right. Yuugi took a deep breath, nodding his head as he straightened himself up. ”Then...then...oh….l-let’s go.” ….What a lame thing to say...of course she knew they were going, she was the one who’d said so….but it just came out of his mouth. Honestly Yuugi just wasn’t sure how to interact with a girl that wasn’t Anzu or Miho-chan...it was a bit unnerving. He’d always thought it was silly that guys said they didn’t know how to talk to girls but….he really didn’t know how to, himself, did he. Taking a deep breath, Yuugi marched along hoping...hoping to goodness that they made it and were only a few minutes late. At this point he was just trying to steel himself, he didn’t want to get chewed out badly by his boss but...at this point it was inevitable.

”T-t-thank you again miss Elena…”
Cantem, a nossa canção, transmita canção do povo, força cordial, portador de esperança.
80
POSTS
Twenty
Grandia 2
Human
Singer
Misso (she/her)
she/her
@MUTOU YUUGI
pssst do we have an idea of where we are taking this or what we specifically want



"Think nothing of it," Elena reassured him, "even if I were busy, I would have helped you anyway."

Helping those in need was what made the world go 'round. Even small gestures, like this escort, could mean a lot to someone, even if they didn't mean much in the greater scope of the world. They made a difference to someone, even if just a single someone, and that made it worth it in the end. She could only hope that people could pass on this kindness to others in her stead. A delivery service was a noble enough occupation, as mail could not make it from one point to another by itself. It was a job someone needed to do, and bless this boy for taking it upon himself.

"You must come to Hialao with the same frequency as I do," she said, meaning very little. "I don't know my way around many of these dimensions. I'm from Elestis, and even Iscantir still confuses me."
IT'S GAME TIME...
14
POSTS
Fifteen
YU-GI-OH!
Human
Student
Carma (LADYFACE)
He/Him
I will be quiet you won't even know I'm here. You won't suspect a thing, you won't see me in the mirror.
Wow….

She really was quite sweet, wasn’t she? Goodness...even if she was busy...Yuugi immediately stood up taller and shook his head. ”I-I wouldn’t accept if you were b-b-busy miss Elena!” he chirped, but, ah, then they were on their way. Maybe she didn’t hear him. But that was alright...it was okay, she probably wouldn’t listen to him even if he told her no, she seemed like such a kind person. He hoped that people were polite to her…she was so kind, and deserved kindness in return.

He gave a quiet chuckle as she began to speak, Yuugi making his way down the path towards, hopefully, the right address. She seemed to know where she was going at least, and he just quietly hoped that they could make it on time. He gave a nod and a smile. ”H-Hialao is where I’m from, sort of...I...well I...it’s where I’m staying now, I guess…” That was the best way to put it right? That...he was staying there….oh….it was hard to explain….to someone that he’d come on a train from his own home to a new place….it was just all a little confusing….even for him, still. He hugged his parcel close to his chest. ”I’m getting better at the routes but...s-sometimes I still get a little lost….I don’t normally go to Elestis….really...not much.”

It was nice to have company. He felt stronger with company. Even though she was a nice young woman and not a tougher man he felt stronger beside her, maybe because she was a woman. She wasn’t a lot like Anzu, she didn’t seem tough, but all the same he felt maybe like if something happened he’d be able to be strong and protect her. Or..try. Try, he wasn’t very strong after all. But...nothing did happen; they walked, and it was quiet most of the way and that was mostly his fault because Yuugi wasn’t all that good at talking and especially not at talking to girls….but then….they made it to the address. Yuugi swallowed hard. He stepped away from miss Elena for a moment to knock. He was going to need to get signed off on the delivery…

….the person that opened the door was….a little bit annoyed looking, but at least he didn’t yell at Yuugi. He just sighed, rolling his eyes. ”Guess if they’re sending a kid I’m not that surprised.” It was said loud enough and Yuugi flushed a little, lowering his head. ”M-m-m-msorry, there wa-there was just a little trouble along th-”

“Kay whatever it’s fine. Not like it was urgent, kid, just...relax.”


He was taking it okay...but….but it sounded like he wasn’t happy. He really hoped he hadn’t made too bad of an impression….and...he'd wasted miss Elena's time with it too.

Sometimes he really felt useless.
Cantem, a nossa canção, transmita canção do povo, força cordial, portador de esperança.
80
POSTS
Twenty
Grandia 2
Human
Singer
Misso (she/her)
she/her
@MUTOU YUUGI

Ah…

Of course, the smallest of inconveniences can cause rippling consequences, which were always terrible no matter how minute. She shared her disappointment with the recipient via expression, wearing a heavy frown upon her face as he passive-aggressively berated Yuugi. Of course, it was unprofessional to not deliver on time, but circumstances being what they were a little understanding was appreciated, and not brushing him off with a comment about him being young for the job.

“He got a little lost,” Elena chimed in, “the area is unfamiliar.”

Words like these didn’t often placate the dissatisfied customer, she surmised, but it was worth a try. He did his best given what he had to work with, and who could blame him for that? Better late than never, after all. Ideally his managers could have sent better materials to help him navigate, or sent someone with more experience. Ultimately it was the fault of all involved parties and not simply just the middleman.
IT'S GAME TIME...
14
POSTS
Fifteen
YU-GI-OH!
Human
Student
Carma (LADYFACE)
He/Him
I will be quiet you won't even know I'm here. You won't suspect a thing, you won't see me in the mirror.
Um, normally he was just fine to handle these sorts of things by himself. It...wasn’t uncommon really. Part of it was because of his age - teenagers, a lot of...a lot of people tended to think of them as lazy and unprofessional after all...um and...well apparently the way he dressed, it made him look like a delinquent. Which only added to that problem...of course he wasn’t, he was neither of those things...he liked to think he was at least a decently good student, not a great one but...good, but of course he realized that...most people...well they were very judgemental and all. Especially when they were dissatisfied...people liked to take any excuse they could to get mad. It was sort of worse for him too because he was a...quiet person, so they were able to get away with more…

But still he could handle it. He was used to it, he could deal with it. Still it felt kind of nice to have...backup, sort of, support, even though she didn’t know him she was so nice...kind enough to go out of her way to stay with him and clear the situation up. The man didn’t look too pleased, face wrinkling a bit but….he let it slide. There was a more adult-looking person backing Yuugi’s story - so he had no choice but to at least acknowledge her words. He just sighed heavily, and grumpily, and shrugged his shoulders. ”Next time they should get someone who knows the area, then.” But that was it. He didn’t say anything else, clearly he didn’t have the energy to properly argue like an adult with an actual adult present. Two on one, they had the advantage. And it was….nice, to have backup for a change.

Yuugi had a hard time meeting her gaze as he turned back again, his eyes drifting off to the side then going down toward his feet. ”Thank you very much again...um, since you didn’t have to and all.” He gave a weak smile, taking a deep breath and managing to look her straight in the face. ”I-if you have somewhere to go now you can...really it was nice of you and all...um, but I wouldn’t want to be any more of a bother. You’ve done so much…uh, and-” His face was warm, he was….was blushing a little wasn’t he? Oh… ”...I’m rambling now, I’m sorry…” He let out a nervous little laugh. He was really no good with girls was he...
Cantem, a nossa canção, transmita canção do povo, força cordial, portador de esperança.
80
POSTS
Twenty
Grandia 2
Human
Singer
Misso (she/her)
she/her
@MUTOU YUUGI

Leaving the two with harsh word’s the other closed the door and left them alone without a word further. Rude… how else was one supposed to learn how to navigate routes if not given the chance? Was he not allowed to have the opportunity to work simply because he wasn’t completely familiar with all the locations that might appear on a list? Of course, there was nothing really stopping him from coming to explore on his own but… he was a student. He couldn’t be expected to know the whole city.

Perhaps the two of them could help each other further. Yugi stammered his thanks and rambled a few further words, and Elena only smiled at him as though he was doing absolutely nothing wrong. And he wasn’t, at all. He was just shy.

“In truth I was only going home, but I know my way back to the station and it might be of benefit to the both of us to walk around a little more. Maybe we can find some landmarks to help you figure out where things are.” Elena suggested. It was as much for herself as it was for him, for she too could use a little more knowledge of the area. “The next time you have a delivery here, you can better figure out where it is. How does that sound?”
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