Sorry It was hard. Hard to balance his hectic university schedule with everyday life. Hard to be relaxed and stress-free like he used to be. Hard to make time in his day for things he actually wanted to do. It was harder yet to not be able to spend time with her. Harder to find the time to go visit. Harder to hear about her about her new adventures with new people, people that weren't him. It shouldn't have to be this way.
He shuts off his lamp and drops his elbows rather heavily onto the desk, not caring about the effect it might have on the blueprints beneath. A light from off on his left indicates a new text message, most likely from Kazuha, but he burrows his face in his hands and ignores it. Maybe if he pushes hard enough into the darkness of his palms he'd fall into the void, or go back in time, or wake up anywhere that wasn't here. But his efforts were futile, of course. No one can escape their problems that easily. Instead he lets out his stress in
Summer Heat still permeated the air despite the supposed cooling temperatures of evening. Summer may have been coming to an end, but it certainly wasn't going out without a fight. The season likely would extend its stay as long as possible, forever even. At least, that's how Jirei seemed to translate it. As he loosened his tie and tugged at his shirt collar, the teen uttered a quiet prayer for some sort of air motion, even just a tiny breeze. Those wishes remained unanswered though, and the setting sun's rays continued to bake the school's steps as he trotted down them, eager to get home. The heat combined with the long days of summer vacation courses weighed heavy on all involved.
He wiped the sweat off his forehead with the back of his hand. That terrible nagging feeling that he was forgetting something sat in his gut, and added a bitter taste to his mouth. But he forced himself to shrug it off, knowing he would be unlikely to actually remember what he was
Bridal Carry "Ara, this really isn't necessary."
"It shouldn't be, but you're way too slow!"
"Well now you've just hurt my feelings," Eimi quipped, her voice light in a way that implied she didn't mean it. "It sounds better if you say I'm just simply not as energetic as you."
Ore only replied with a growl, more focused on the terrain in front of her. The upcoming rocky hillside promised difficulty, especially on this moonless night. The harionago tightened her grip around the other's neck just a bit, mouth pinching into a frown. Yes, her oni companion was currently carrying her bridal style, so in this state she technically didn't have to do any work, but she didn't like the idea of scaling that rugged slope. Unfortunately, only the mountain offered reprieve from their situation at the moment. The paranoid villages behind them ensured that. While pretty sure she would see torchlight in the distance if she looked back, Eimi decided she would re
Alter Egos "Oh, Kin-nee!"
The older woman turned at the sound of the staff room door sliding open. The black hair and ashy skin that bounced into the room were pretty unmistakable. Kinko let out an amused sigh, but put her finger to her lips anyway. "What have I told you about using nicknames while on the job?"
Haine skid to a halt in front of her cousin, smile bright on her face. With Shiketsu High School being her alma mater, she liked to pop back in once in a while. Today of course she was here on official business; as a guest teacher she was leading a rescue simulation for the second years. That didn't mean she couldn't make time to drop in on her family though. She laughed sheepishly. "I know, I know - professional names. We shouldn't mix personal life with work and all that. It just slipped out, promise." Lightly, she knocks herself on the head, tongue poking out. "My bad!"
"Anyway!" she started, bouncing back immediately. The gir