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[12:08] <Dinah> The start of the week brought the start of a new headache after what hadn't been too bad of a weekend. The impromptu hangout with JC hadn't gone terrible and a good afternoon of sleeping on and off and doing a lot of nothing had gone a long way to relax her. And yet it was Monday again and school had brought its own annoyances as it usually did.-
[21:10] <Dinah> Pulling her jacket tighter around her as she made her way off campus, she stuffed her hands in her pockets, casting her gaze back at the building to gauge just how long before she could safely pull out a smoke. And as soon as that point came, she did, settling it on her lips and making a motion as if sparking a lighter that didn't exist, yet produced a flame anyway.
[12:17] <Dinah> Stuffing the air that was the mimed object into her pocket after, her gait took her further and further away as she considered how she would spend the rest of her day.
[12:34] <Minaplo> [A few moments later she would be joined by the light rustling of paper and the tearing of bread.-
[12:35] <Minaplo> ["Hey hey." Said Wallace, falling in step, a kare-pan in a paper bag held in his left hand.]
[12:40] <Dinah> She didn't jump at the sudden appearance of Wallace next to her, though there was a sharp look tossed his way that only slightly lightened. Turning her eyes back forward, she sniffed a bit, exhaling a little smoke in front of her. "Hey."
[12:41] <Minaplo> ["You have club today?"]
[12:43] <Dinah> "Nah, Wednesday and Thursday." She paused for a moment, frowning. "You aren't in any of my clubs. Are you?"
[12:44] <Minaplo> ["Nope. I'm Social Justice and Aussie Rules."]
[12:44] <Dinah> "So….why?"
[12:44] <Minaplo> ["Why what?"]
[12:47] <Dinah> "Why are you asking about my clubs?" She frowned, glancing at him again. "Why'd you start walking with me in the first place? Just…a lotta whys."
[12:48] <Minaplo> ["Well someone got stabbed at a club today and I was wondering if you knew anything about it."]
[12:50] <Dinah> "I don't stab people." She said it before anything else, pulling her cigarette out and exhaling a little afterward, frowning. "That's…really bad, though. I haven't heard anything about it."
[12:50] <Minaplo> ["That's because it's bullshit." Said Wallace. "I was actually just asking you about your clubs because I wanted to see how you were settling back in, dummo."]
[12:53] <Dinah> "Oh." Taking another puff, she crossed her arms over her chest and grunted. "Asshole."
[12:54] <Minaplo> ["S'me." Said Wallace. "Also shit, look at you. "Weren't me! I ain't a stabber!"" He laughed. "Yeah, no kidding you don't stab."]
[21:58] <Dinah> "I don't need to stab anyone. I just deck 'em."
[13:11] <Minaplo> ["You sure do." Said Wallace. "Want some kare-pan?"]
[13:15] <Dinah> "Nah, I'm good." Waving off the offer, she tapped some ash off her cigarette again, taking another inhale. "Thanks though."
[13:26] <Minaplo> ["Fair fair."-
[13:26] <Minaplo> ["So how're you settling in?"]
[22:34] <Dinah> "Fine enough, I guess. Things've been a bit hectic here and there. Could do without Asaka bein' an asshole." She let out another puff and shrugged. "But maybe he'll get over it."
[13:57] <Minaplo> ["Or maybe he'll double down until someone snaps him out of it."]
[14:07] <Dinah> "Well yeah." She sniffed, not really letting on to anything as she looked ahead. "S'gonna happen, though."
[14:07] <Minaplo> ["Oh yeah?"]
[14:08] <Dinah> "Yeah." It was said perhaps a bit more firmly than intended, though she rolled her shoulders to play it off. "We all saw the shit that's gone down already. Everyone's risin' up against him. Someone'll take 'im down."
[14:10] <Minaplo> ["How would you like that to go?"]
[14:14] <Dinah> "It's not up to me." Again, she shrugged, frowning a little his way and then dropping her spent cigarette, crushing it as a part of her step forward. "But I don't give a shit. So long as he stops being an asshole."
[14:28] <PersonaGM> ["Fair enough. Unless he gets replaced by an even bigger shithead."]
[14:34] <Dinah> "We'll cross that bridge when we get to it, yeah? So stop that. Pisses me off when I gotta be the optimistic one."
[14:36] <PersonaGM> ["But you're so good at it." Said Wallace. "That's Dinah, everyone will say. Something bigger and badder'll come along and she'll just hit it bigger and harder…"]
[14:41] <Dinah> "You know you're pretty big and bad."
[14:46] <PersonaGM> ["Mm, yes. That's me, I'm a real bad dude." Said Wallace. "You know what I'm going to do tonight when I get home?"]
[14:54] <Dinah> "I dunno. Crocheting?"
[14:55] <PersonaGM> ["Doing a whole week's worth of homework in like… A day."]
[14:55] <Dinah> "That's somehow worse."
[15:03] <PersonaGM> ["And then I'm gonna go help someone else with their homework. When will my reign of terror cease?"]
[15:22] <Dinah> "When you pass out from boredom, I think." She snorted somewhat and then shrugged. "Better'n me, though. I'm probably just gonna lay around in my room til it's time to fall asleep."
[15:23] <PersonaGM> ["Yeah?"]
[15:25] <Dinah> "Yeah. Playin' on my phone the whole time. I didn't get any of my stuff shipped from home, so it's kinda the only thing I got in my room to interact with."
[15:32] <PersonaGM> ["What for real? Nothing?"]
[15:39] <Dinah> "Well, I got a TV. So that's somethin', I guess. Not that I really watch much on it."
[15:45] <PersonaGM> ["You want something to watch?"]
[15:47] <Dinah> "Is this a thing where you say that and then something really inappropriate? Because as we've discussed, I will deck you."
[15:48] <PersonaGM> ["Uh…" He seemed taken aback.-
[15:48] <PersonaGM> ["I… Am not Adrien?"]
[15:49] <Dinah> "I know. I would've already punched you by now."
[15:52] <PersonaGM> ["Likely."-
[15:52] <PersonaGM> ["But no, I was going to say that I have a spare movie player lying around that you're welcome to."]
[15:53] <Dinah> She narrowed her eyes, frowning over at him. "What do you want?"
[15:55] <PersonaGM> ["Feedback, word of mouth." Said Wallace, looking unpurturbed. "I do a bit of electronics work in my spare time. You can keep the one I have, but if it works out well, or has problems, lemme know what they are. And if it does work, consider telling others that I do good work?"]
[15:59] <Dinah> She nodded, seemingly having expected something along those lines and being satisfied that he didn't pull the 'nothing' card. "Fine. What do I tell people I paid you? Since if I tell everyone I got it free just to talk you up, they'll want the same deal."
[16:01] <PersonaGM> ["Say five thousand yen?"]
[16:14] <Dinah> "Deal." She held out a hand for the shake, not even slowing in her gait as she did. "You're really serious about it, aren't ya? Seem like a real start-up in the makin'."
[16:16] <PersonaGM> [Wallace shook her hand and grinned.-
[16:16] <PersonaGM> ["I started young. Used to go out to my grandpa's house when I was real young and use his two-way radio. Fix it up a little. That's how I got into it."]
[16:25] <Dinah> "Huh. That's kinda cool." Stuffing her hand back in her pocket, she lifted a brow as she looked at him. "Where do you get your stuff to work on?"
[16:35] <PersonaGM> ["There's a shop in town. I sometimes do work for them in exchange for free stuff and discounts. What were you looking for?"]
[17:10] <Dinah> "Eh, not sure I'm lookin' for anything right now yet. I'll let you know. Movie player's a good start, though. I'll put out some feelers, figure out if anyone in my dorm needs somethin'."
[17:19] <Minaplo> ["Sounds good." He took a scrap of paper from his pocket and wrote his address on it, then handed it over. "Come over when I'm free and I'll hand it over."]
[02:24] <Dinah> She took the paper and produced her phone to take a picture of it before shoving both into her pockets. "Just in case. And cool. Guess I gotta start lookin' for movies now."
[17:54] <Minaplo> ["You sure do." Said Wallace.-
[17:54] <Minaplo> ["It's really that dull of a dorm, huh?"]
[17:55] <Dinah> "There's only four of us, so, yeah."
[18:06] <Minaplo> ["Yikes."-
[18:06] <Minaplo> [Wallace held out a fist. "I'll see you later then, yeah?"]
[18:12] <Dinah> She frowned somewhat but reluctantly reached out to fist bump. "Yeah, sounds good. See you later."
[18:17] <Minaplo> [ Thou art I; I art thou.-
[18:17] <Minaplo> [ Thou hast glimpsed a new path of thine heart, with which to rewrite your story.-
[18:17] <Minaplo> [ The first draft of the Temperance Arcana has been written; its refinement will bring you new power in the world to come.]

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