Asuka S Swim

06[23:43] * Yanmei grumbled over her datapad as sounds of play drifted from the other side of the little apartment she shared with Isaiah and Lizzie. -
01[23:50] <Yanmei> She was sitting up on her bed, legs crossed, her outfit for the day carefully laid out next to her. "Damn Castillo… delay my requests will he? I'll show him…" She began furiously typing something out. -
01[23:54] <Yanmei> It was early in the morning. Earlier than she would have liked it to be. She had actually woken to the sound of a certain someone yipping her ear for food, and once she had gotten up Isaiah and Lizzie had done the same, and it was no use going back. So here they were showered, breakfasted, and spending some semblence of quality time together.
Session Time: Thu Feb 27 00:00:00 2014
[00:07] <Minaplo> [Isaiah was crawling about on the floor, chasing Lizzie around moving as fast as he could on all fours. She would run, giggling, hiding behind the furniture, Daji around her heels, as he sniffed her out like a dog…-
[00:08] <Minaplo> ["No get me! No get me!"-
[00:08] <Minaplo> ["Rar!"-
[00:08] <Minaplo> ["Eeeee! No!"-
[00:10] <Minaplo> [A chime sounded throughout the room- someone had pressed the door button. "I'll get it," Said Isaiah, rolling to his feet.-
[00:10] <Minaplo> [He walked over to the door, pressing the 'unlock' button. The door slid open, revealing…-
[00:14] <Minaplo> [It was Asuka, her long red hair tied back in a ponytail, dressed head to toe in a red and orange wetsuit. She had a white knapsack on, bulging; a purple towel could be seen just peeking over one of the sides.-
[00:14] <Minaplo> ["Oh, hi, Asuka." Said Isaiah cheerfully. "You here to see Yanmei?"-
[00:16] <Minaplo> ["I was~" She trilled, stepping inside, only to sweep around and latch onto him, her arms wrapping around his chest like a vice. "But now I wouldn't mind just seeing you~ You've gone from boring to bishy, and I approve, mmhmm~" Her voice was playful as she pressed up against him, glancing over at Yanmei. "Hi!"-
[00:16] <Minaplo> ["Er."]
06[00:18] * Yanmei was watching the two of them -very- closely, setting her datapad aside. "Asuka. I see you're a a good mood…"
[00:18] <Minaplo> ["Why wouldn't I be~?"-
[00:23] <Minaplo|Out> [15:18] <Minaplo> [She paused, then pressed against Isaiah a little tighter, an expression of wonder on her face. "This is crazy! You're so… Warm! And soft! It's like you're perfect for cuddling! This explains a lot…"-
[00:23] <Minaplo|Out> [15:18] <Minaplo> ["Err."]
01[00:27] <Yanmei> "!!!" Yanmei stood up, marching over to them. She caught Asuka's arm, and tried to guide her toward one of the apartment's open chairs. "Come in, would you? Let me get you a drink or something."
[00:29] <Minaplo> [Asuka clung stubbornly. "H-Hold on, he's so warm… Tch."-
[00:29] <Minaplo> [Reluctantly she let herself be pulled away, stomping over to one of the chairs and sitting down imperiously. "No drinks! We can have drinks later~"]
01[00:31] <Yanmei> "Why later? What's with you?" She peered at the girl's knapsack, eyes narrowing suspiciously. "What are you planning?"
[00:33] <Minaplo> ["You and me… And Brat too… Are going to the pool today."]
01[00:33] <Yanmei> "Huh?! When did we decide this?"
[00:33] <Minaplo> ["I decided it when I woke up, and now you're agreeing to it." Said Asuka firmly.]
03[00:36] * Zack (gro.tenranul.ffats|kcaZ#gro.tenranul.ffats|kcaZ) has joined #nervfrance
01[00:36] <Yanmei> "No I'm not? My old swim stuff doesn't even fit anymore."
[00:37] <Minaplo> ["I know it doesn't! That's why I bought you a replacement!"]
01[00:38] <Yanmei> "You… did?"
[00:38] <Minaplo> ["Yep." Said Asuka smugly. "I even had your boy pick it out to make sure it fits properly~"-
[00:38] <Minaplo> ["… When?"-
[00:40] <Minaplo> ["Tch. You don't remember? When you and Alex went shopping the other day, you considered buying her a swimsuit, but didn't. I just had him tell me what size you'd been considering, and bought it this morning." She looked incredibly proud of this.]
06[00:43] * Yanmei whirled at him. "You and Alexandre Fontaine are going on shopping sprees together? For swimsuits and…" she flushed slightly. "Wh-what other sort of things were you looking at?!"
[00:45] <Minaplo> ["W-what? No, it wasn't like that." Muttered Isaiah. "I was buying clothes for myself, and he was with me, and then Chiisana sort of grabbed us and pulled us over to the swimsuit section so we could give her our opinion on how they looked on her, that's all."]
01[00:48] <Yanmei> That didn't seem to ease her worries much. But… Chiisana's bewitching powers probably wouldn't work on him properly. She tried to calm down, folding her arms. "I see…"
[00:55] <Minaplo> ["Anyway." Asuka opened her knapsack, rustling inside, pulling out the swimsuit in question. It was a one-piece swimsuit, resembling a sleeveless leotard; it was the same darkish-violet colour as her hair, and made of a shimmery, stretchy material- similar, yet tougher and more resistant than lycra. "Throw it on, and let's get going already!"]
01[01:00] <Yanmei> It was… pretty. She glanced at Isaiah again, her face softening a little, and then tossed her hair. "God, you're demanding, Asuka. You'd better appreciate the things I do for you." She grabbed on to the swimsuit. "C'mon, Lizzie~ Want to splash around in the pool today?"
[01:03] <Minaplo> ["Splish splash!" Lizzie hopped around.-
[01:04] <Minaplo> [Asuka eyed Lizzie, her eyes narrowing. Free of the swimsuit, she stood up, walking over to Lizzie, picking her up with both hands and holding her over her head. "Brat, huh."-
[01:04] <Minaplo> ["Me Lizzie!"-
[01:04] <Minaplo> ["Brat."-
[01:04] <Minaplo> ["Lizzie!" She squirmed uncomfortably.-
[01:05] <Minaplo> ["You get to spend today with your Auntie Asuka today, Brat. I hope you understand how lucky you get it~"-
[01:05] <Minaplo> ["Auntie Ozka?"-
[01:05] <Minaplo> [Asuka made a face. "Tch. It's a bit off, but… Auntie Suka?"-
[01:05] <Minaplo> ["Suka?"]
01[01:06] <Yanmei> "Adorable." Yanmei was smirking openly at her. "Hand her over, Auntie. I need to get her ready as well."
[01:07] <Minaplo> ["Not a problem." Asuka handed her over, then turned to smile at Isaiah in a way that easily invoked images of great predator cats…]
01[01:08] <Yanmei> "…" Yanmei looked around the apartment hastily. "Oh, Isaiah. Weren't you going to take Lupe for a walk this morning?"
[01:10] <Minaplo> ["Uh, that's a good idea." Said Isaiah quickly. "That I had. Earlier. That we're doing now. Excuse me."-
[01:11] <Minaplo> [He hurried off to grab Lupe's leash, heading off to the side-room which had been given over to the wolf. He had his own bed and everything and most importantly, he wouldn't be able to eat Daji during the night.-
[01:12] <Minaplo> [Speaking of Daji, she seemed to understand exactly what was going on, and leapt up onto the bed, burrowing under the pillows.]
01[01:19] <Yanmei> Smart fox… although it was hard to tell if she was hiding from the wolf or from Asuka. In any case, she swept the little girl toward the restroom. "We'll be back soon~ Isaiah, enjoy your walk~"
[01:20] <Minaplo> ["Mmmhm!"-
[01:21] <Minaplo> [And before long Isaiah was out, Lupe trailing obediently alongside him… And Asuka contented herself with fetching Daji out and playing with her.]
01[01:38] <Yanmei> Yanmei and Lizzie would eventually emerge. The former was stunning in her new swimsuit, her hair pulled in in twintails again to keep it off her neck. -
01[01:42] <Yanmei> The latter was, of course, in a modest pink kiddie swimsuit of her own now too. During her previous escapades with Rei and the twins, she had worn a simple tank top and water-resistant shorts for lack of anything else. Since then, her mother had taken her old outgrown suit to a tailor's shop, where it had been cut up and sewn back together with stretchable black panels to make it fit again. It was practically a new suit to her! -
01[01:43] <Yanmei> "Well~?" Yanmei posed.
[01:48] <Minaplo> [Asuka nodded approvingly. "I chose well~" She stood up, but suddenly smirked.]
01[01:50] <Yanmei> "What?"
[01:52] <Minaplo> [Asuka walked over. She was shorter than Yanmei now, whereas before they'd been about equal. She looked down at Yanmei's feet, then panned all the way up.-
[01:52] <Minaplo> ["Your legs are pretty long now." Smirking, she poked Yanmei in the chest. "But some things haven't changed at all~"]
01[01:55] <Yanmei> "Yeah. They haven't." She tossed her hair and gave a superior look. "I'm -still- bigger than you, you know."
[01:56] <Minaplo> ["Don't speak to Lizzie. Speak to me." Said Asuka smugly. She turned on her heel, heading for the door. "Hurry up already! We still have to pick up another person…"]
06[01:58] * Yanmei glared at her back, and grabbed Lizzie's shoes, helping her to put them on. "Who would that be?"
[01:59] <Minaplo> ["Alex."]
01[02:01] <Yanmei> "Fontaine? Well, I guess it would be pretty funny to see you kick and push him into the pool a few times."
[02:02] <Minaplo> ["Not that one. Princess Alex." Said Asuka haughtily.]
06[02:05] * Yanmei blinked a few times, slowly, slipping her own shoes on and pausing to bid Daji farewell for the day. "I didn't even know she swam."
[02:08] <Minaplo> ["Of course she swims, idiot. It'd be pretty embarrassing for a Princess to drown!" Asuka shook her head.-
[02:09] <Minaplo> ["Besides, it'll be good for her to show herself off in a swimsuit and relax a bit. It lets her ease back on the tension, and since that Holmstrom boy's gonna be there too, it finally lets everyone see that she has sex appeal too. It's no good hiding under dumb dresses all the time."-
[02:09] <Minaplo> [Daji watched them leave. As the door closed, she leapt over to the bedside table, grabbed the television remote in her mouth, ran over to the end of the bed and tapped the 'on' button with her paw.]
01[22:46] <Yanmei> In the meantime, Yanmei and Lizzie trailed behind Asuka on the way to Alexandrina's room. Yanmei had snagged her datapad on the way, and her attention was torn between it, Lizzie, and the path ahead. "What's wrong with dresses, anyway? They can be dead sexy if you find the right one."
[22:48] <Minaplo> ["Tch. Of course they can!" Asuka snapped the datapad out of Yanmei's hand and shoved it into her knapsack. "But Alexandrina's always dressing in boring crap. Big dresses that don't show off her body shape at all- or worse, dumb suits."]
01[22:50] <Yanmei> "Hey!" Yanmei flailed after the datapad. "My secretary will murder me if I don't tell her that I'm deviating from my schedule!"
[22:51] <Minaplo> ["Then if you're going to die soon, you'll be more motivated to enjoy what little time you have left." Said Asuka smugly.]
01[22:54] <Yanmei> "You little…" Yanmei scowled, drawing to her full height. She brought out the stern voice she had used against Alexandre the previous day. "I -order- you to return that!"
[22:55] <Minaplo> ["Tch." Asuka took the datapad out and thrust it at Yanmei.]
06[22:56] * Yanmei took it back, a little stunned. It worked! Against Asuka! "Seems like I'm ready for the big time~"
[22:58] <Minaplo> ["Don't let it go to your head." Muttered Asuka.-
[22:58] <Minaplo> ["Anyway, you know I'm right. Can you see Alexandrina in a cheongsam?"]
01[22:59] <Yanmei> "Hm. Maybe a really long one. If she wore a shawl over it or something."
[23:00] <Minaplo> ["Exactly. And that's why today."]
01[23:06] <Yanmei> "Hmm." Yanmei looked a little curious now. Having sent her message to the tyrannical Lucille, she shut down the datapad and handed back to Asuka for safe keeping. "You didn't happen to bring a suit for her too, did you?"
[23:07] <Minaplo> ["Yep. I called ahead and told her to get dressed up, but I brought this along in case it's a little too… Y'know."]
01[23:13] <Yanmei> "Shrewd. If it's coming from you, I doubt she'll say no~ You seem to have won her adoration somehow?"
[23:14] <Minaplo> ["It's because I'm so awesome." Said Asuka, tossing her hair.-
[23:15] <Minaplo> ["Here we are." She arrived at a specific door, pushing the buzzer.-
[23:15] <Minaplo> [There was a click, and the door unlocked. Asuka stepped through. "I'm here- eh?"]
06[23:18] * Yanmei peeked in after her, even more curious now. What did the Princess look like?
[23:19] <Minaplo> [Princess Alexandrina was sitting on her bed, her hair tied back into a ponytail. She was dressed… It was informal for her, but Yanmei probably thought she'd missed the point. She wasn't wearing anything close to the typical idea of a swimsuit.-
[23:20] <Minaplo> [She was, in fact, wearing baggy black trousers that fell to below her knees, and she was wearing a similarly baggy water-resistant dark blue shirt with a high collar. It was jarringly boyish, but it was also… Modest.-
[23:21] <Minaplo> [But more shockingly, next to her was Anita-Margaret…-
[23:23] <Minaplo> [Unlike Alexandrina, she seemed to have a costume of sorts; a fleshy-coloured lycra top had been forced onto her body, coupled with a pair of lycra bottoms that fit awkwardly around Anita-Margaret's hips. Bright orange plastic floaties had been strapped to its biceps and thighs. It stared outwards at Yanmei with that hollow stare, the effect ruined by the fluoro-green swimcap that had been
[23:23] <Minaplo> secured around its head.]
06[23:26] * Yanmei cleared her throat, glancing briefly away. Looking at the poor creature stirred up all sorts of feelings that mingled in unfamiliar ways… like the urge to descend into hopeless laugher, and pity, and horror and suspicion. Suppose succumbing to these terrible costumes was just a ruse to get everyone to lower their guard? -
01[23:26] <Yanmei> "Hello Alexandrina? Anita-Margaret…"
[23:30] <Minaplo> ["Good morning, Captain Zhang." Said Alexandrina politely, staring up at Yanmei- but almost inexorably her gaze was drawn downwards, and she found herself staring at Yanmei's legs. "Captain, your legs- they're lovely…"]
01[23:33] <Yanmei> "Hm? Thank you?" She swiveled slightly, glancing down at herself in mild surprise. "You look very nice too, Pilot Wales."
[23:33] <Minaplo> ["Shhhhh!" Asuka snapped. She pointed a finger at Alexandrina accusingly. "You!"-
[23:33] <Minaplo> ["Hm?"-
[23:34] <Minaplo> ["I told you to put on a swimsuit! Those are clothes!" Asuka huffed. "You know, I bet -you- have lovely legs too, just like this bakaface, but you're not even trying to show 'em off. Try to have Captain Zhang's confidence!"-
[23:34] <Minaplo> ["… But…"]
01[23:39] <Yanmei> "Who's a bakaface?" Yanmei shook off her frown and tried to put on calmer face, for the princess' sake. "Look. This is a judgement-free group, right? Don't feel like you have to hold anything back from us, good or bad."
[23:40] <Minaplo> ["I understand." Said Alexandrina, nodding politely. "But I'm unused to the sort of bathing costumes the pair of you sport."-
[23:42] <Minaplo> ["Unused to it? Heh. That's fine?" Asuka preened. "Look, you'll be with us, so most of the attention will be on me. Oh, and Yanmei too I suppose. That means you can wear it out in public, but you'll be able to feel secure 'cuz no one's watching you that much. And besides, next to us it'll look normal. Right, Yanmei?"]
01[23:47] <Yanmei> "Sure?" Yanmei nodded, going along with it. She tried not to be obvious about eying Anita-Margaret again as she thought about things like 'normalacy' and 'attention-attracting'.
[23:52] <Minaplo> [Alexandrina seemed unsure for a few moments, then finally she let out a small, nervous sigh. "Very well. But I have no other swimsuits."-
[23:52] <Minaplo> ["Not to worry." Asuka boasted. "I brought some for you! I made sure they fit-"-
[23:52] <Minaplo> ["Wait, how-"-
[23:52] <Minaplo> [And with that, Asuka plunged a hand into her knapsack, withdrawing…-
[23:53] <Minaplo> [… It was totally unfair. It wasn't a one-piece like what she'd brought Yanmei. It was a daring, flashy bikini, silver with golden outlines… "Tada! What do you think?"]
06[23:56] * Yanmei almost gasped. "A-Asuka…"
[23:58] <Minaplo> ["I refuse!" Said Alexandrina furiously, her face burning. Her arms were folded, and every inch of her exuded absolute refusal. "First and foremost, that's no risque. Secondly, it is injust to force me to wear a costume that neither one of you dare to wear!"-
[23:59] <Minaplo> ["Tch! I had to try. Fine." Asuka grumbled, stuffing the bikini back into the knapsack and pulling out a one-piece. It was functionally identical to Yanmei's own, although silvery to match Alexandrina's hair. "Better?"-
Session Time: Fri Feb 28 00:00:01 2014
[00:00] <Minaplo> ["Much." Said Alexandrina darkly, getting to her feet. She took the one-piece from Asuka, almost snatching it, and marched off to the bathroom to change.-
[00:00] <Minaplo> [Asuka turned to Yanmei smugly. "The bikini was just a ploy. Next to that, the one-piece looks safe by comparison, see~?"]
01[00:02] <Yanmei> "Not bad," she lowered her voice to match hers. "It's like you've learned a thing or two from your sneaky higher-ups over the years?"
[00:02] <Minaplo> ["Of course I have." Said Asuka, tossing her hair.-
[00:03] <Minaplo> [Meanwhile, Anita-Margaret had moved, sliding clumsily off the chair, and was moving towards Yanmei.-
[00:03] <Minaplo> [… Wait, no. Not Yanmei. She was staring at Lizzie. She took a few steps, then awkwardly spread her arms out…-
[00:04] <Minaplo> [Lizzie understood the invitation, and giggled, gleefully leaving Yanmei's side to near-tackle hug Anita-Margaret. "Hihi Neetie!"]
01[00:06] <Yanmei> "…" Yanmei wasn't sure how to feel about that. She tracked Lizzie's movements worriedly. Being around a pool was dangerous enough for a little kid, but with an Annihilator swimming around in it too… -
01[00:06] <Yanmei> "They're friends now," she explained needlessly to Asuka.
[00:07] <Minaplo> ["I bet you're thrilled with that." Said Asuka, smirking.]
01[00:07] <Yanmei> "I'm -trying- to be open-minded."
[00:08] <Minaplo> ["Hm~"-
[00:08] <Minaplo> [A few minutes later, Alexandrina emerged.-
[00:09] <Minaplo> ["Hm. It fits perfectly. Much better than I imagined." She said, pleasantly surprised. Yanmei would see her uncovered arms, pale, ivory-white, and her legs…-
[00:09] <Minaplo> [… Yanmei couldn't see because Alexandrina had tied a towel or something around them.-
[00:09] <Minaplo> [Asuka groaned. "For fuck's sake. How can a sniper keep missing the target?!"]
01[00:12] <Yanmei> "Let her be, Asuka? We -are- going to be walking all the way there and back again. It looks fine for that."
[00:22] <Minaplo> ["Exactly." Said Alexandrina. "I'll remove the towel when we're at the poolside, but I'm not going to be walking the decks with my legs bare." Her voice was decisive.-
[00:22] <Minaplo> [Asuka sighed. "Fiiiiiine. Let's go, already…"]
01[00:22] <Yanmei> "Wait a minute? Wasn't Holmstrom coming too?"
[00:23] <Minaplo> ["What?" Alex's gaze swivelled around towards Yanmei like a battleship turret alighting on a defenseless freighter.-
[00:23] <Minaplo> ["He's already there." Said Asuka dismissively. "Let's go already! No more time-wasting!"]
06[00:24] * Yanmei stared back at her before stepping after Asuka. "Is something the matter?"
[00:33] <Minaplo> ["No." Said Alexandrina. "I'm just suspicious that this whole thing might be some cocked-up scheme."]
01[00:35] <Yanmei> "Heh. I know. This is Asuka we're talking about? But what could she possibly be planning that requires the two of us and your bodyguard in revealing swimsuits?"
[00:36] <Minaplo> ["Well, you were under the false impression that I had some sort of infatuation for Matthias. It's reasonable to conclude Asuka might be the same."]
01[00:37] <Yanmei> "Maybe… but I haven't known her to play cupid before either." She watched her back carefully. "On the other hand, she's in an -exceptionally- good mood today? Let's be careful."
[00:38] <Minaplo> ["Let's."-
[00:38] <Minaplo> ["Come on, Neetie. We splish-splash!" And Lizzie grabbed Anita's hand, running along, her stumpy little legs pumping, Anita keeping up mostly on virtue of having longer strides.]
01[00:45] <Yanmei> It wasn't long before they were riding an elevator up a few levels. It opened to a long, elegant, marble hallway lined with delicate vases on white marble pedestals, the scent of chlorine thickly wafting along the entire way. -
01[00:47] <Yanmei> To their left a little further on was a large set of gold-rimmed doors which led to… -
01[00:58] <Yanmei> Well, the room was downright -cavernous-, easily fitting an olympic-sized pool with room to spare for other amenities, like three large ground-level hot tubs, a mysterious balcony looming above them all with the curtains drawn tightly around it. There were benches, too. They ran the length of the entire wall, stacked high, clearly made for a crowd of cheering spectators. -
01[01:07] <Yanmei> There had been a change in the color scheme here as well. Instead of white, they were now looking at deep turquoise floor tiles and grecian columns. It was reflected on the ceiling as well, although that was for different reasons. Yanmei warily glanced above them and scowled. A massive mirror ran above the entire length of the pool, and in the pool itself, clearly reflected, was a painting. -
01[01:11] <Yanmei> It was a great circle. Along the inner edges were gods and mortals alike, all robed, some more familiar than others. Ringed around the center of the circle, however, were winged Ayanamis, a few of them nude, all of them apparently celebrating the proud, robed figure sitting in their midst… Silas Caine himself, of course, newly apotheosized
01[01:11] <Yanmei> ^.
[01:15] <Minaplo> ["My God." Murmured Alexandrina, clearly awestruck… Whether by the sheer grandeur of it all, or by the… Exotic decorations.-
[01:16] <Minaplo> ["It's very neo-classical." She continued, her voice growing in strength. She looked up at the mirror. "The mirror is a very avant garde touch, but the fresco at the bottom is very deliberately an attempt to emulate a Greco-Roman feel. See how Caine is situated in the middle in a divine manner, whilst noble spirits praise him as one of their own?"-
[01:16] <Minaplo> ["It's creepy is what it is." Muttered Asuka. "And it's totally pervy. Look at the naked Ayanamis! I think that's Ni there…"-
[01:18] <Minaplo> ["Well." Alexandrina folded her arms. "Nudity is a common repetitive theme in Greco-Roman art. It represents a heroic ideal of the physical human body. In a sense, by positioning them there, Caine was illustrating a belief that he saw their bodies as the pinnacle of feminine physical beauty."-
[01:18] <Minaplo> ["Uh-huh. And if it was your body up there…?"-
[01:18] <Minaplo> ["I-I'm just trying to analyse it from an artistic perspective!"]
01[01:21] <Yanmei> "At least he's not naked too this time," Yanmei muttered. "Lizzie, don't look."
[01:24] <Minaplo> ["Not look where, maamaa?" Lizzie wasn't really looking up at the roof, but at the other people.-
[01:27] <Minaplo> [Beyond the extravagant decorations were more practical (though no less luxurious) items. Many long couches- the sort one would sit on to dry out or just relax- sat along one of the walls, occupied by a few people. Against one wall was what was clearly a drinks bar- much like how beaches might have a little beach shack to serve fruity cocktails. But this was a fully-fledged bar made of rich
[01:27] <Minaplo> tropical wood, with classy glasses and expensive bottles lining a shelf behind it…-
[01:28] <Minaplo> [There was someone behind the bar, although Yanmei couldn't see him very well as he was bending over. All of a sudden he stood up. He was a young man with fair, although mildly bronzing, skin, shirtless, wearing nothing but a pair of baggy red swim shorts. A bottle of coca cola in hand. With one deft twist the bottle cap twisted off and took a huge mouthful, looking like a picture-perfect
[01:28] <Minaplo> coke commercial.-
[01:29] <Minaplo> [Yanmei would need a moment to recognise him. Silas Caine! Except… Well, it wasn't, really. There were two things that clued Yanmei into his real identity.-
[01:29] <Minaplo> [Firstly, he was alive and on the ship and hadn't been shot. That meant this was Bruce Savage, Terry Savage's adopted son.-
[01:29] <Minaplo> [Secondly…-
[01:30] <Minaplo> [… His hair had been dyed or somehow turned red, the same sort of wild, fiery red that Terry himself sported. His hair had been allowed to grow a little, and had promptly started to turn into an untidy mane.-
[01:30] <Minaplo> [He lowered the bottle, letting out an 'ahh' of satisfaction, before turning over to look at them. His eyes widened in surprise.-
[01:30] <Minaplo> [He headed over quickly. "H-hey, Captain Yanmei! And Lieutenant Asuka… W-Whoa, Captain, you're all different now!"]
01[01:32] <Yanmei> "You're one to talk?" But Yanmei was still guarded, her eyes having narrowed somewhat upon spotting him.
[01:32] <Minaplo> ["Oh yeah, I got my hair changed to match Dad's! Do you like it?" He grinned. "I got sick of always lookin' like Silas Caine… All the…"-
[01:33] <Minaplo> [Asuka had scoffed at seeing his hair, but Alexandrina was studying him appreciatively. "It's an improvement." She declared.-
[22:23] <Minaplo> 01[16:33] <Minaplo> [Bruce stared at her, and as though he'd just been pulled out of a sauna he began to go beet red. "O-oh-oh my God Princess Alexandrina- I I mean your majesty, uhhhh!" He panicked, falling to one knee and lowering his head.-
[22:23] <Minaplo> 01[16:33] <Minaplo> [Alexandrina looked acutely uncomfortable.]
01[22:26] <Yanmei> "Cut that out?" Yanmei shot him an annoyed look. "We're here to relax, so no formalities."
[22:34] <Minaplo> ["Uhh, yes, yes, of course!" He got back up to his feet. "Sorry! I-I just didn't want to show any disrespect, haha. Uh… Do you ladies want something to drink?"]
01[22:35] <Yanmei> "I'll pass." Yanmei tossed her hair.
[22:36] <Minaplo> ["Yeah, same." Said Asuka, folding her arms.-
[22:36] <Minaplo> ["No, thank you." Said Alexandrina politely.-
[22:37] <Minaplo> ["No worries!" Said Bruce, laughing cheerily. "Just let me know if you want refreshing… Refreshments."]
01[22:43] <Yanmei> "Right. Well. Don't let us interrupt your drinking or swimming time…" She glanced at Lizzie, making sure that she didn't wander off too far.
[22:43] <Minaplo> [Lizzie and Anita were following Yanmei along!-
[22:43] <Minaplo> [Bruce chuckled. "I'm here on duty, actually…" … Why was he following them!?]
01[22:44] <Yanmei> Why indeed? "On duty? Aren't you S2?" Her eyes narrowed suspiciously. "Are you gathering intel?"
[22:45] <Minaplo> ["Hahaha, no." He laughed. "They assigned me here on lifeguard duties…"-
[22:45] <Minaplo> [He sighed, his head drooping. "It's totally kiddy stuff, but Lieutenant Ayanami wanted me out of the way, I guess… Damn that bastard."]
03[22:47] * Raphael (~ua.moc.odod.lsd.citats.122-511-841-221|oaT#ua.moc.odod.lsd.citats.122-511-841-221|oaT) has joined #nervfrance
01[22:53] <Yanmei> "Hm? A falling out?" she muttered distractedly. She was heading to the hot tubs. When filled up and powered down, it would make the perfect kiddie pool for Lizzie.
[22:54] <Minaplo> ["Tch, not really. He's just got the authority, I guess…"-
[22:55] <Minaplo> [Asuka shot him a weird look.]
01[22:56] <Yanmei> "'He'?"
[22:57] <Minaplo> ["You know… Liuetenant Ban-Ban Ayanami. My boss."]
01[22:57] <Yanmei> "…"
[23:02] <Minaplo> ["He's totally a tyrant… Ugh, I guess he's one of those benevolent dictators who knows what he's doing…"-
[23:03] <Minaplo> ["But he's just so unfaiiiiiir!"-
[23:03] <Minaplo> [Asuka grumbled. "What, he put you on lifeguard duties, meaning you get to sit around a pool all day serving drinks and watching pretty girls in swimsuits, and that's unfair?"-
[23:05] <Minaplo> ["Uh." Bruce was inevitably drawn to look at their swimsuits… And began to go red.]
01[23:07] <Yanmei> "God. Don't tell me you didn't notice before now?" They had reached a 'kiddie' pool, and Yanmei now stared into the water. "Hey. This one's clean and sanitized, right?"
[23:08] <Minaplo> [Bruce was covering his nose. He turned around and snorted a few times before turning back.-
[23:08] <Minaplo> ["S-sure."-
[23:09] <Minaplo> [Lizzie clapped her hands. "Maamaa, splish-splash!"]
01[23:09] <Yanmei> "Yup! Go ahead!"
[23:11] <Minaplo> [Lizzie jumped in, giggling madly, splashing about so that the water flicked and hit all of them. "Splish-Splash, Neetie!"-
[23:11] <Minaplo> [Anita turned to stare up at Alexandrina, who gave her a solemn nod.-
[23:11] <Minaplo> [Anita turned back, stepping into the pool, trying clumsily to copy Lizzie's actions…]
06[23:15] * Yanmei sat at the edge of the pool, and then dipped her legs in, seemingly content to supervise personally. -Someone- had to, when there was an unreliable lifeguard about…
[23:19] <Minaplo> ["Come on." Asuka grabbed Yanmei. "Leave the kiddies, let's get to the real pool!"]
01[23:20] <Yanmei> "Wh-?! But what if they drown? Or get kidnapped?!"
[23:22] <Minaplo> ["The water's barely up to waist height. And you'll -hear- them if they get kidnapped." Said Asuka irritably.-
[23:22] <Minaplo> ["I'll look after them. Don't worry." Said Bruce.]
06[23:27] * Yanmei scrutinized him. She had allowed Asuka to drag her to her feet, but now she pulled forward, closer, until her face and Bruce's face were a few scant inches apart. "You mean that? You swear on your life?"
[23:28] <Minaplo> ["Uh!" Bruce leaned backwards awkwardly. "Absolutely, sir!"-
[23:28] <Minaplo> [Asuka rolled her eyes. "Come on, stop being a helicopter mum…"]
01[23:32] <Yanmei> "I'm no such thing?" But she did step back, giving the man some room. "I'll take your promise very seriously, Mr. Savage. Please do the same?"
[23:33] <Minaplo> ["Absolutely! H-Hey, if I screw up, Lieutenant Ayanami will have my head anyway…"-
[23:34] <Minaplo> [Alexandrina had wandered off at this point, having taken Asuka's knapsack and laying it down near one of the couches, claiming that area as their own. With some hesitant reluctance, she untied the towel around her waist and placed it down, before returning to Asuka and Yanmei, her legs now bare. "There."]
06[23:36] * Yanmei nodded, first to Bruce, then to Alexandrina. "All right," she said at last. "We'll be back soon? Thanks." And then she was walking slowly over to the larger pool, shooting furtive glances over her shoulder on the way.
[23:38] <Minaplo> [Asuka and Alexandrina followed, Asuka smirking a little.-
[23:41] <Minaplo> [They reached the edge of the pool just in time to see a shape gliding under the water's surface towards them. It broke, and Matthias, wearing a sleeveless black full-body bleeding-edge swimsuit burst out of the water, latching onto the edge just before Yanmei with his arms. Still half-in the water, his gaze panned up her much longer legs up to Yanmei's face. "Hi."]
01[23:47] <Yanmei> Yanmei had jumped slightly at that. So he -was- here! "Holmstrom," she managed with a cordial nod, not sure of how to take that panning glance. "Sorry for making you wait for us?"
[23:52] <Minaplo> ["It's fine." He looked over at Alexandrina, an expression of surprise emerging on his face. "Hi, Alex."-
[23:52] <Minaplo> ["Hello, Matthias."-
[23:52] <Minaplo> ["I'm surprised to see you here." He paused for a moment, taking in her outfit. He nodded approvingly. "You look good. The one-piece suits you."-
[23:53] <Minaplo> [Asuka smirked. Alexandrina stared back at him, and managed a dignified nod that clashed with a sudden burning in her cheeks. "T… Thank you."]
Session Time: Sat Mar 01 00:00:00 2014
01[00:10] <Yanmei> "Well, Mr. Holmstrom," Yanmei began conversationally, breaking the awkwardness and pacing slowly a little. "What have you been - Yah!" She broke the facade suddenly, shoving the unsuspecting Asuka toward the edge of the pool!
[00:11] <Minaplo> [Asuka pivoted backwards at just the right moment, then swept her foot beneath Yanmei's own whilst pushing her in the back at the same time- right for the water's edge!]
01[00:17] <Yanmei> Yanmei went it with a splash, her startled shriek cutting short as she hit the water. A second or two later, she found herself peeking out from the surface, a fair bit more sullen now.
01[00:18] <Yanmei> ^went in
[00:22] <Minaplo> ["S'what you deserve." Said Asuka smugly. She preened, her hands on her hips, marvelling in being higher than Yanmei…-
[00:23] <Minaplo> [Alexandrina watched this with an expression of shock…-
[00:23] <Minaplo> [Then, as Asuka turned towards Alex, the expression became one of warning. "Don't try it, Asuka, I'm warning-"-
[00:24] <Minaplo> [Asuka crossed the distance in a single bound, sweeping Alex off her feet, holding her up- then throwing her into the water, the splash hitting Yanmei and Matthias-
[00:25] <Minaplo> [Alex emerged from the water, red-faced, spluttering, clearly shocked that Asuka dared to touch her.-
[00:25] <Minaplo> ["Divebomb!" Yelled Asuka, leaping off into the side and dive-bombing square in the middle of the group… Seeing Yanmei splashed bodily once more.]
01[00:27] <Yanmei> "Grr…!" Yanmei wiped futilely at her face, waiting for Asuka to reappear… soley so that she could try to dunk her underneath again.
[00:32] <Minaplo> [But… She wouldn't reappear.-
[00:33] <Minaplo> [Then a second later, Yanmei would feel a pair of legs suddenly locking around her waist from behind, an arm around her neck!]
06[00:40] * Yanmei toppled backward at once, startling her long enough to slip free… and to slip her own arms around her, pinning Asuka's to her side.
[00:42] <Minaplo> ["Tch… Damnit." Asuka squirmed, kicking ineffectually at Yanmei. "Grr…"-
[00:45] <Minaplo> ["Score's one-one." Said Matthias solemnly.]
01[00:46] <Yanmei> "Now…" Yanmei grunted, "now's your chance for chance for revenge, Wales!"
[00:49] <Minaplo> ["Wh-what?" Asked Alexandrina, shocked. "S-So undignified!"]
06[00:50] * Yanmei froze. U-undignified?! She looked around quickly. Were there any others watching them?
[00:52] <Minaplo> [At the far end of the pool, she'd notice a few other people… A pair of red-headed girls… The Simonides twins, one of them- Sophia?- wearing a red one-piece, floating serenely, whilst Elene bobbed in the water, wearing a matching red bikini… Smirking down the length of the pool at Yanmei.-
[00:53] <Minaplo> [Way from them, near the middle, were two boys- redheaded Edgar with Remy Fabien Awala, the latter wearing goggles. Neither of them noticed Yanmei.]
03[00:57] * ZackGoneForMardiGras is now known as Zack
01[01:02] <Yanmei> Damn that Elene! Yanmei turned slightly red and promptly tried to dunk Asuka to ease the embarassment. Only… she didn't seem to be going down easily.
[01:04] <Minaplo> ["Grrr!" Asuka could barely move her arms, but she -was- able to lift one foot high enough to start jabbing Yanmei in the ribs. "Leggo!"-
[01:05] <Minaplo> [Matthias was leaning against the side of the bath, folding his arms and watching in interest. "You were right, Alex. They really -do- fight all the time."]
01[01:08] <Yanmei> "W-we do not! Stop that!" Yanmei nearly lost her grip, but not quite. "Let's make a deal? I'll let you go, and you forget about whatever horrible vengence you have planned."
[01:08] <Minaplo> ["Grr. Deal!"]
01[01:09] <Yanmei> And so Yanmei abruptly broke her grip and scrambled back a few paces in case Asuka was lying about it.
[01:10] <Minaplo> [Asuka shook her head vigorously, a wave of wet red hair flying in all directions. "Tch. That new body of yours must be stronger than your old one…"-
[01:11] <Minaplo> [Matthias frowned. "If you two are going to compete, I want in. A lap of this pool would be enough to establish who is truly dominant."]
01[01:14] <Yanmei> "We already know who's dominant." Yanmei preened. "But I'll do it if you two insist?"
[01:18] <Minaplo> ["Weren't we here to relax?" Protested Alexandrina.-
[01:21] <Minaplo> ["This is relaxing!" Said Asuka, puffing out her chest proudly. "Why, how do you unwind?"-
[01:21] <Minaplo> ["…"]
01[01:22] <Yanmei> "You should join in~ It'll be fun!"
[01:23] <Minaplo> [Alexandrina sighed. "Very well."]
01[01:25] <Yanmei> "It's settled! A four-man race. To the other side and back again?" Yanmei waded over to the closest edge of the pool. "Everyone line up and touch the side like this."
[01:29] <Minaplo> [And so they did, Asuka to Yanmei's right, Matthias and Alexandrina to her left.]
01[01:30] <Yanmei> "Ready? On the count of three." She cleared her throat. "One. Two! THREE!"
[01:37] <Minaplo> [And quickly, it was Asuka who took the lead, gliding through the water like a fish…!]
01[01:41] <Yanmei> It was a sizable lead! Yanmei was second, fighting hard to catch up!
[01:47] <Minaplo> [And fought she did, the red shape ahead of her coming closer and closer…-
[01:47] <Minaplo> [Yet before Yanmei could properly overtake her, Asuka glided to the finish line, hitting the other end of the pool. She turned around in one smooth turn and tossed her hair. "Supremacy~"]
01[01:51] <Yanmei> "Grr…" Yanmei drifted to the edge of the pool, touching it again just to say that she finished. "Don't let it go to your head?"
[01:51] <Minaplo> ["Go to my head how? I won. Again. Guess you have to settle for second best~"-
[01:52] <Minaplo> [Matthias and Alex were longer to arrive, Alex's legs kicking furiously. Her technique would be enough to keep her afloat and moving, but it wasn't very fast…-
[01:52] <Minaplo> [And Matthias seemed to be deliberately keeping close to her, perhaps out of protectiveness?-
[01:52] <Minaplo> [By the time Alex arrived, she seemed a little disgruntled. She looked at Asuka and Yanmei, and sighed. "I'm not a competitive swimmer."]
01[01:54] <Yanmei> "Not a problem? You still did a good job. Don't let Asuka lord it over you."
[23:41] <@Minaplo> ["You swim better than Sophia does." Came the voice of Elene Simonides, who had suddenly entered the conversation.-
[23:42] <@Minaplo> ["I'm content with floating." Sophia herself said, gliding past slowly. "If I want to move fast over water, I'd use a jetski. Hiya, Yanmei."]
01[23:44] <CakeyCake> "Hello girls. Enjoying the ship?"
[23:51] <@Minaplo> ["This place is incredible!" Sophia rolled over, bobbing under the water for a second before she emerged, latching onto Yanmei's arm. "Have you seen its main power drive? Ten Mark-4 Positron reactors and they're only the backups for EVA-03's S2 Engine! Oh my god, what about the weapons?! Four 1200mm Turret Positron Impact Cannons, four 1400mm Explosive Impact Cannons! Forty long range
[23:51] <@Minaplo> missile launchers, compuer-controlled anti-air autocannons everywhere! And that giant DRILL~~~~<3!"]
03[23:56] * CakeyCake is now known as Yanmei
Session Time: Sun Mar 02 00:00:00 2014
01[00:00] <Yanmei> "They let you tour all that, huh?" She blinked at her in good-natured bewilderment. The girl was pretty strange, but as long as she was entertained… She chuckled. "I bet you've been looking at the docked D-Titans too."
[00:01] <@Minaplo> ["Heehee! They're so -cool-! Have you seen the new amplified Hellguns? And all that armour! Sure, it's a little slow, but think of how much punishment it could stand! If it weren't for the…?"-
[00:01] <@Minaplo> [Sophia stopped, swimming back a little to take Yanmei in. "You're different now."]
01[00:03] <Yanmei> "Yeah. An Angel did it. Sort of."
[00:04] <@Minaplo> ["Huh?" She ran a hand through Yanmei's hair admiringly. "That must be some Angel…"-
[00:06] <@Minaplo> [("I saw you swim, Langley. Not bad.") ("What can I say? It comes with superior training and a superior body~")]
06[00:09] * Yanmei sloshed a little further out of the way, sensing another fierce swimming battle afoot. "Hey. You've met Pilot Wales before, haven't you?"
[00:10] <@Minaplo> ["Only very briefly." Sophia gave Alexandrina a polite smile. She couldn't exactly curtsey, but she did sort of bob in the water. "How're you doing?"-
[00:10] <@Minaplo> ["Fine, thank you." Said Alexandrina politely in return, giving Sophia a bob of her own.-
[00:11] <@Minaplo> ["Sup, Yanmei." Elene glided past Asuka towards Yanmei. A fierce swimming battle had been averted…?!]
01[00:15] <Yanmei> "Elene~" Yanmei beamed. "I'm glad you're both looking well these days. What have you been up to? Training mostly?"
[00:18] <@Minaplo> ["Lots of things." Said Elene happily. "Lots of interesting things on this ship. And lots of interesting people, too~"-
[00:18] <@Minaplo> [She shot an obvious glance over at Matthias, who looked rather uncomfortable.]
01[00:18] <Yanmei> "Hm?" Yanmei picked up on it at once. "You two have met?"
[00:20] <@Minaplo> ["Of course. We both enjoy swimming a lot, so we run into each other quite a bit around here…"-
[00:20] <@Minaplo> ["Really." Said Alexandrina, seemingly nonplussed.]
06[00:22] * Yanmei seemed deeply amused by something, but kept it to herself. "You know, Lizzie has been spending more time around here lately too. It's her second visit this week?"
[00:26] <@Minaplo> ["Oh, Lizzie's around~?" Asked Sophia, looking around. "Where?"]
03[00:27] * ZackMardiGras is now known as Zack
01[00:28] <Yanmei> "Hot tub. It's shallow enough for her and her playmate to have fun in without risk of drowning. Also, there's a lifeguard with them."
[00:30] <@Minaplo> ["Eh?" Elene smirked. "You put 'em in the hot tub? We just had her in the pool with us…"]
01[00:39] <Yanmei> "Isn't that dangerous, though?" She fretted, glancing over at where the hot tub was barely visible. "I mean, sure, it's fine if you can keep an eye on her, but if she wanders out into the deep end…"
[00:40] <@Minaplo> ["We kept an eye on her. And she had floaties." Said Elene. "Rei was there with us. She was keepin' a close eye, trust me. Actually, I think she was using some AT Field thing to make sure she knew where she was…"]
06[00:41] * Yanmei nodded, a little mollified. "Unfortunately, none of us have that. I'm sure if she gets bored, she'll hop out and come find us."
[00:45] <@Minaplo> ["Bruce does." Said Sophia.]
06[00:46] * Yanmei frowned deeply. "I dunno…"
[00:46] <@Minaplo> ["What?"]
01[00:47] <Yanmei> "He doesn't seem very reliable?"
[00:48] <@Minaplo> [Elene shrugged. "He -seems- flimsy, but he does ok in reality. He's Captain Savage's son- would he be happy with an unreliable son?"]
01[00:51] <Yanmei> "Probably not? But it's not like you can change a person's personality just by being disappointed in them a whole lot?" Yanmei tossed her hair.
[00:54] <@Minaplo> ["Yeah, I've been disappointed in Yanmei for years and she still hasn't shaped up." Said Asuka gloatingly.-
[00:54] <@Minaplo> [Elene snorted.-
[00:55] <@Minaplo> ["Captain Savage is a military officer." Said Matthias seriously. "He knows how to train people, to bring the best out of them. It isn't a case of disappointment, but a case of knowing how to unlock Bruce's ability."]
06[01:03] * Yanmei had made a face at Asuka, but now she settled back against the edge. "You seem to put a lot of faith in his skills."
[01:04] <@Minaplo> [Matthias nodded. "I've been training with both Captain Savage and Bruce. Bruce has improved quickly, and his track record has been excellent. Better than one would expect."]
01[01:11] <Yanmei> "Hmm? I didn't know you were training with them both." She seemed a little more amazed now. "Like… the 100-man Kumite? And the thing where they beat you with sticks and stuff?"
[01:13] <@Minaplo> ["Oh, the 100-man kumite." Asuka beamed.-
[01:14] <@Minaplo> ["I don't do that." Said Matthias, shaking his head. "I help him with target practice and tactical moving."]
06[01:15] * Yanmei eyed Asuka a little wearily. Of course she would know what that was… -
01[01:21] <Yanmei> "Anyway, I'll trust your word on it, Holmstrom."
[01:21] <@Minaplo> [Matthias nodded.-
[01:21] <@Minaplo> ["Hey, enough of that anyway." Elene swam over, grabbing Matthias's arm. "Let's swim together!"-
[01:21] <@Minaplo> ["What…?"-
[01:21] <@Minaplo> ["Come on! It's no fair that you swam with the others and not me. Let's compete!"-
[01:21] <@Minaplo> ["Very well. Length of the pool?"-
[01:23] <@Minaplo> ["Sounds good!"-
[01:23] <@Minaplo> [And all of a sudden, they were off, leaving Yanmei, Asuka, Alexandrina and Sophia behind…]
03[01:46] * Zack is now known as ZackSleep
06[01:46] * Yanmei raised an eyebrow slightly, but she didn't say anything about it. "How did you guys get out of the Synfront, anyway? I hear Vercingetorix was behind it."
[01:48] <@Minaplo> ["He broke in. We were sallied, then his Angel jaunted us away." Said Sophia. "Pretty simple."]
01[01:49] <Yanmei> "Sounds like it. Glad to be out? This place is probably a lot more lively~"
[01:50] <@Minaplo> ["Absolutely~" Sophia beamed. "This place is so much more interesting! And the tech here is fantastic~ Also, everyone's more friendly and I don't feel like I'm in a prison." She grinned.-
[01:50] <@Minaplo> ["And I don't even mind some of the artwork."-
[01:51] <@Minaplo> [She winked, then continued. "The food here is also way better. Actually, we've been having lunch recently at Blue's Grill, Bar and Tailor's…"-
[01:51] <@Minaplo> [Suddenly she stopped.-
[01:51] <@Minaplo> ["That ad." She murmured, staring at Yanmei. "Oh my god…"]
01[01:52] <Yanmei> "What… what are you talking about?" She laughed. Loudly. "I don't know about any ad? Let's not talk about it!"
[01:53] <@Minaplo> [Asuka began to -laugh-.-
[01:53] <@Minaplo> ["Oh man, what the hell was that all about? That outfit! That skirt!" She grinned gloating, putting a hand on her cheek and adopting a wimpy falsetto. "What's a girl to do~~~?"]
01[02:07] <Yanmei> "You…" Yanmei fumed. "I -knew- that script was trouble! From day one! Also be quiet! I doubt you've been in any commercials before either."
[02:08] <@Minaplo> ["Of course I have!" Said Asuka, tossing her hair. "The German Government had me doing lots of commercials. Commercials to encourage immigration to Berlin, investment… All kinds of things."-
[02:11] <@Minaplo> ["I wonder if Mr. Blue needs another waitress?" Wondered Sophia. "I wouldn't mind working there…"]
01[02:25] <Yanmei> "You actually want to? You can't be that bored, can you?" she teased.
[02:26] <@Minaplo> ["I think it'd be fun! Earn a bit of side money, meet new people, wear a cute uniform…"-
[02:26] <@Minaplo> [Asuka's eyebrows rose.]
01[02:29] <Yanmei> "It doesn't look fun to me?" Yanmei shook her head. "Waiting on people all day. I'd get sick of it, like, immediately?"
[02:37] <@Minaplo> ["You prefer to just advertise, huh?"]
01[02:38] <Yanmei> "It's not like I'm the only one doing it?" Yanmei smirked. "He managed to rope Blanc into it too."
[02:38] <@Minaplo> ["What? Really…?!"]
01[02:43] <Yanmei> "Yup~ Although I don't know the details about hers. If you're interested, he'd probably let you do one too."
[02:44] <@Minaplo> ["Awesome!" She beamed.-
[02:44] <@Minaplo> ["Oh, I'm gonna go get something to drink. You all want something?"]
01[02:56] <Yanmei> "No thanks. Maybe I should check on Lizzie, though…"
[02:57] <@Minaplo> ["She'll be fine." Grumbled Asuka. "She's probably splish-splashing about with Anita-Margaret just fine without you."]
01[02:58] <Yanmei> "Aren't you worried about them too?" she attempted, peering at Alexandrina.
[02:58] <@Minaplo> ["Not particularly. Why?"]
01[02:59] <Yanmei> "Erm. Well. Since you're raising a little one as well, I just thought…"
[03:00] <@Minaplo> ["Anita-Margaret doesn't need to breathe. Furthermore, she can't really be injured through simple play."]
01[08:02] <Yanmei> "Point. But come on?" Yanmei laughed. "If she was more fragile, you'd know exactly what I mean."
[08:03] <Minaplo> ["Perhaps."_
[08:04] <Minaplo> ["Besides." Asuka folded her arms. "We have things to discuss, oh so glorious leader…"]
01[08:04] <Yanmei> "Oh yeah?"
[08:05] <Minaplo> ["I couldn't help but notice that your boy's changed…"]
01[08:08] <Yanmei> "Well, yeah." Yanmei preened. "In a lot of ways."
[08:09] <Minaplo> ["Oh?"]
01[08:13] <Yanmei> "He's a lot calmer now too? And he's more… grounded. Confident."
[08:14] <Minaplo> ["He wasn't confident before?"]
01[08:17] <Yanmei> "It was a different confidence. This takes it to a whole new level… and it's genuine, too."
[08:20] <Minaplo> ["Hm~" Asuka thought about this.-
[08:20] <Minaplo> ["So like… I thought he had god-like power, and now he's confident in a different and new way but he doesn't have it anymore…"-
[08:21] <Minaplo> ["Hmm. It sounds like you think he's appreciating himself for his own strength."]
01[08:25] <Yanmei> "Exactly!"
[08:26] <Minaplo> ["And I bet you're appreciating him too~" Said Asuka smugly.]
01[08:30] <Yanmei> "Well… *ahem* I will say that I can feel him more clearly than I ever could before. His thoughts and emotions, I mean. I can feel them." she clarified. "Through the Libido Effect."
[08:31] <Minaplo> ["Stronger than before, huh. Like, you can hear what he's thinking right now?"]
06[08:32] * Yanmei went quiet for a few seconds, seemingly concentrating. -
01[08:41] <Yanmei> Then she blinked a few times, grinning faintly. "He's eating a pizza with Rei, so he's thinking about her? Also he notices more when I do that now, and can easily 'hear' what I'm doing too. He says hi, by the way."
[08:43] <Minaplo> [They were stunned, looking at each other speechlessly, before turning back to her.-
[08:44] <Minaplo> ["I… Impressive. Amazing… I can't even -imagine- what it must be like to be so connected all the time." Murmured Alex in awe.-
[08:44] <Minaplo> ["It-it's not that impressive." Said Asuka. "I bet it has its downsides? I-I mean, its downsides! Like, she can probably feel it everytime he has some perverted thought, too, I bet."]
01[08:46] <Yanmei> "D-don't… Don't be absurd? He's a perfect gentleman!"
[08:47] <Minaplo> ["He can hear me, right?" Asked Asuka curiously, gliding closer to Yanmei.]
01[08:48] <Yanmei> "Yes…?"
[08:48] <Minaplo> ["What if I poke you? Can he feel that?"]
01[08:50] <Yanmei> "If you did it hard enough I think he could feel me feeling it. That isn't permission for you to hit me, by the way."
[08:51] <Minaplo> ["Hmmm. Good enough."-
[08:53] <Minaplo> [She glided closer, until she was barely inches away from Yanmei. Asuka, smirking evilly, wrapped her arms around Yanmei's neck, and a leg around Yanmei's own. She leaned in to whisper into Yanmei's ear: "Betcha gonna be thinkin' bout this all day, Issie-boy~"-
[08:53] <Minaplo> [Behind Asuka, Alex was staring in horror, her entire face filling with colour.]
01[09:00] <Yanmei> "Asuka~" Yanmei put a hand on her head and another on her shoulder. -
01[09:00] <Yanmei> And then promptly attempted to dunk her under the water.
[09:06] <Minaplo> ["-!"-
[09:07] <Minaplo> [Asuka went under, her seductive pose broken as she flailed and kicked furiously at the surprise attack. Eventually she broke free, kicking away from Yanmei, bobbing back up to the surface. "Tch. Y-You… You did that, so that means it was working~"-
[09:08] <Minaplo> ["Asuka…" Lexie bobbed over to the side of the pool next to Yanmei. "It's undignified and improper to try to do such things, even as a joke. Especially as a joke, considering you were going after Gabriel-Wei!"-
[09:09] <Minaplo> ["Don't be so high and mighty with me." Said Asuka, splashing the heir to the British Crown as though it were no thing at all. "Besides, we're girls in the flower of lovely youth and all that crap, and if there's one thing I know, it's that girls in the blah blah blah aren't afraid to talk about anything they want! So scram!"]
01[09:14] <Yanmei> "Really~ So if we all cornered and starting flirting with Jerkface, you wouldn't freak out about it, right?"
[09:17] <Minaplo> ["Lexie's too stuffy to flirt with him, and you'd never ever be caught being anything but mean to Alex." Said Asuka smugly. "So it's not a problem? But Isaiah and I get along just fine~"-
[09:20] <Minaplo> [Asuka glided back over, taking her spot on Yanmei's left. "Don't worry. I won't do anything with him. After all, no matter how hard I tried, I don't think I could ever compete with all the kinky things that must come from sharing a mind with him."-
[09:20] <Minaplo> ["I'm… I'm not stuffy." Muttered Lexie defiantly. "I just don't see the need to discuss such improper things so baldly, that's all. Besides, it's so petty, and I'm just not interested."]
01[09:30] <Yanmei> "See? Wales is actually acting like a mature pilot. Plus mindsharing is -not- kinky. Stop making stuff up." Yanmei huffed.
[09:30] <Minaplo> ["But you can admit it." Said Asuka. "That since you've -changed-, you two have been having fun… Exploring~?"-
[09:31] <Minaplo> [Lexie folded her arms. "Tch."]
03[09:32] * Suzune (~ten.nozirev.soif.lfpmat.542-641-19-27-loop|enuzuS#ten.nozirev.soif.lfpmat.542-641-19-27-loop|enuzuS) has joined #nervfrance
01[09:32] <Yanmei> "You're worse than Riel," Yanmei muttered.
[09:33] <Minaplo> ["C'mon. We're friends~ So we can share all sorts of things. Besides, if you share, I'll share…"]
01[09:37] <Yanmei> "Like I want to hear about that unsexy Jerkface of yours?" Yanmei tossed her hair. "Ok, look. There was -some- exploration. That's normal. Different bodies, so there are different sensitivities to get used to? Plus we have a lot of free time nowadays. Well, -he- does, anyway."
[09:38] <Minaplo> ["Mmmhm. Just as I suspected." Asuka nodded.-
[09:38] <Minaplo> ["Anyway, I'm glad!"]
01[09:40] <Yanmei> "What, since when have you ever been concerned about us not getting along?" Yanmei smirked.
[09:41] <Minaplo> ["What? Idiot. That's not what I said. Not even close. I'm just glad that the two of you are doing so well~"-
[09:44] <Minaplo> [Asuka stretched, her hands clenched together, held over her head. "Mmm~ You -are- my friend, even if you are totally inferior in every way. So I'm happy you and he are having ~fun~. Besides, he's your fiance. A couple as close as you… Well, you know, a healthy sex life is pretty important, along with other things like emotional support and understanding and compromise. It's all about
[09:44] <Minaplo> the connecting, you know~" She preened.]
01[09:46] <Yanmei> "You sound like you know something about it yourself," she said, taking the bait.
[09:49] <Minaplo> ["Well, since you asked." Asuka leaned forward…-
[09:49] <Minaplo> [Yanmei would sense Lexie start to lean forward almost against her own will.-
[09:49] <Minaplo> ["The mighty, thorny Rose of Asuka Langley Soryu was plucked last night, in fact!" said Asuka, practically gloatingly.]
01[09:53] <Yanmei> "Is that right?" Yanmei's eyebrows went up. What did one say to that sort of announcement? Judging from Asuka's body language… "Congratulations."
[23:03] <@Minaplo> ["Is that the sort of thing you say?" Murmured Lexie, quietly awestruck or horrified depending.]
01[23:05] <Yanmei> "Of course!" said Yanmei confidently. "C'mon, Asuka! You have to tell us what led up to it!"
[23:32] <@Minaplo> ["What?! But-" Started Lexie.-
[23:38] <@Minaplo> ["Well. There's not much leadup~" Said Asuka, glowing in a mix of smugness and delight. Perhaps she understood how uncomfortable she was making the Princess.-
[23:39] <@Minaplo> [… Of course she understood, she is, after all, Asuka.-
[23:40] <@Minaplo> ["Well, I'd had a busy day, you know~ I'd been going over the composition for Bismarck Squad, seeing that all the units were up to date… You know. Reliable officer stuff." She smirked.-
[23:42] <@Minaplo> ["So I was just sitting in the office, nursing a cup of coffee and wearing my pyjamas, when the door opened and Alex entered, bearing gifts…"]
01[23:45] <Yanmei> "Wine? Flowers? Weapons?"
[23:48] <@Minaplo> ["Hah. Wine? Please. Flowers? Meh. Weapons? I am a weapon."-
[23:50] <@Minaplo> ["No, what he got me was pretty ironic." Said Asuka. "He got me a custom-made 2010 German National Football Team uniform kit. The Undefeatables! The best football team ever assembled!"]
01[23:56] <Yanmei> "Sports paraphernalia? That's romantic?"
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[00:00] <@Minaplo> ["Romantic is relative." Said Asuka. "Football is the best sport in the world. The Undefeatables were the best at the best sport. As I am Asuka, the best soldier in the best profession, it's only natural that he buy it for me. When you look at it like that, it's totally romantic."]
01[00:03] <Yanmei> "If…?" Yanmei shook her head. "Sure it is. Go on?"
[00:06] <@Minaplo> ["You wanna know why it was ironic?"]
01[00:07] <Yanmei> "Why?"
[00:10] <@Minaplo> ["Because he bought me clothes, and neither of us were planning on using anything of the sort last night~"-
[00:11] <@Minaplo> [Lexie looked away, her arms tightly folded as her face flushed with colour. Asuka smirked sadistically.-
[00:11] <@Minaplo> ["And after that, there's not much to tell. I geeked out, then we kissed, and the rest I'm not telling because I know your pervert boyfriend's listening in through your mind."]
01[00:13] <Yanmei> "He most certainly is not!" Yanmei huffed. "He has his own social life."
[00:20] <@Minaplo> ["Uh-huh. Well, either way, it's still private, so we stop here. Also, little Lexie's mind has been opened to a whole new world of possibilities and she needs time to sort them out~"]
06[00:21] * Yanmei patted Alexandrina on the shoulder. "That probably accounts for the good mood today, anyway…"
[00:23] <@Minaplo> ["S… So it seems."-
[00:25] <@Minaplo> [It was at this moment that Sophia returned, a bottle of orange soft drink in her hand. She grinned, sitting down on the side of the pool. "I just saw the cutest thing~"]
01[00:26] <Yanmei> "Hmm?" Yanmei peered up at her.
[00:36] <@Minaplo> ["Our dear lifeguard splashing about in the spa with Lizzie and the little Annihilator."]
01[00:38] <Yanmei> Yanmei's expression instantly turned flat. "What."
[00:39] <@Minaplo> ["Yeah! It was super-cute, Lizzie was having so much fun."]
01[00:41] <Yanmei> "Maybe we should bring Lizzie into the big pool after all. To keep an eye on her?" She huffed loudly. "That Bruce is just goofing off instead of lifeguarding."
[00:43] <@Minaplo> ["C'mon." Asuka folded her arms, looking dubious. "He's literally right there in the pool with her. She's totally safe!"]
01[00:43] <Yanmei> "Grr…"
[00:44] <@Minaplo> ["But let's bring 'em in anyway." Said Sophia. "I wanna cuddle Lizzie! It's not fair, I haven't seen her in ages!"]
01[00:52] <Yanmei> "All right?" Yanmei sloshed for the edge. Maybe there was some way to just bring Lizzie and leave the other two behind… "I'll handle this~"
01[02:01] <CakeyCake> And without further ado, she hoisted herself up and padded over to the the hot tub, a smile on her face.

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