She Said I Don T Mind So Don T You Worry About It Okay

[11:21] <Yanmei> [Another warm, sunny day, but for now it was passing by, ignored by the two occupants of a fourth floor hotel room. Yanmei was resting spreadeagle on a bed inside, her cell raised above her by one hand. The other hand was still clutching a tube of biogel, a discarded handmirror resting not far away.-
[11:23] <Yanmei> "It's healing up pretty fast?" she was saying. "By Saturday, I don't think it'll look so obvious."
[11:30] <Marianne‘> ["I still can’t believe he hit you so hard." Said Isaiah worriedly. "Or that you let him." The boy was sitting on one edge of the bed, decked out in a white button-up shirt and a pair of shorts. He reached out gingerly to touch Yanmei's neck, where a series of bruise marks were obscured by rapidly-fading orange gel.]
[11:34] <Yanmei> "It's okay, it's okay," Yanmei tried to cheerfully wave away the concern. "Besides, it… seemed like the sort of thing to do at the time."
[11:35] <Marianne‘> ["He could’ve killed you."]
[11:38] <Yanmei> "Yeah right? You've seen how scrawny he is. I'm surprised he did even this much damage?" A definite twinge of guilt. So much lying. But what good would it do for him to worry?
[11:42] <Marianne‘> ["…" Isaiah shook his head, chuckling a little. He ran a hand affectionately through Yanmei’s fringe. "I guess you're right. S2 would've taken care of it anyway, but…" There was obvious worry in his face.]
[11:45] * Yanmei caught his hand and gave it a little squeeze. "I don't mind. So don't you worry about it, okay?"
[11:48] <Marianne‘> ["… Alright." Said Isaiah, smiling down at her.-
[11:48] <Marianne`> [… Knock knock!]
[11:53] * Yanmei swungs herself upright and started for a nearby chair, where a silk scarf was hanging. "Coming~" There was nothing she could do about the bruise on her face, but she could at least hide her neck with this~
[11:55] <Marianne`> ["Wuh."-
[11:56] <Marianne`> [Knock knock knock!-
[11:56] <Marianne`> [Isaiah stood up from the bed. "Did you order room service…?"]
[11:58] <Yanmei> "Nope! It’s probably Dorian or Ariadne or something. Maybe the got tired of making out and wanted to visit."
[12:02] <Marianne‘> [Isaiah blushed a little.]
[12:04] * Yanmei made her way to the door, and, having wound the scarf in place, threw the door open. "Welcome to our temporary abode~"
[12:05] <Marianne`> ["Yanmei-san~" Misato Katsuragi stared back at her with a big grin. And next to her was a familiar, pretty woman…-
[12:05] <Marianne`> "Yanyan~" She barely had time to react before she was swept up in a tight hug.
[12:08] <Yanmei> "M-M-?!" Yanmei pulled her own arm around the woman too, partly from instinct, and partly to keep herself from taking a tumble. "Marianne?!"
[12:09] <Marianne`> "Ohhh~ I’ve missed you~" Yanmei would find her face being covered in motherly kisses.
[12:09] <Marianne‘> ["M-Marianne-?" Isaiah blinked from a doorway.-
[12:09] <Marianne`> ["Oh hi, Isaiah-kun~"]
[12:14] * Yanmei flushed with embarrassment and squirmed a bit, but she didn’t pull away, either. "I…I thought you had to work!"
[12:16] <Marianne‘> Marianne pulled away, holding Yanmei at arm’s length. "I did! I worked double-hard so I could come stay in Japan."-
[12:16] <Marianne‘> ["Marianne, you should tell her the big news~ <3"]
[12:16] <Yanmei> "E-eh?"
[12:17] * Marianne` blushed. "Well. Um. I made Captain~" Said Marianne happily.
[12:19] <Yanmei> "You did?" Yanmei gaped, and then hugged her back a bit harder. "That’s amazing! Congratulations!"
[12:21] <Marianne‘> "Hehe." Marianne squeezed Yanmei tight. "Thanks, sweetie. I… I never thought I’d do it."-
[12:21] <Marianne‘> ["We did." Said Isaiah cheerfully. "We always knew you would."]
[12:22] <Yanmei> "That’s right!" Yanmei gave a firm nod. "You work harder than anyone, so it makes sense that you would be recognized for it."
[12:23] <Marianne‘> Marianne blushed. "You’re a dear." She said fondly, ruffling Yanyan's hair. "But how're you? Have you been having fun?"-
[12:23] <Marianne‘> ["I think she has, Marianne-san~" Said Misato cheerfully, putting her arm oh-so-casually around a blushing Isaiah. "Right, Isaiah-kun~? <3" "Uh…"]
[12:26] * Yanmei almost lapsed into a sour face at that. She was getting too close to Isaiah! More importantly, what was she saying? "Well, it’s been pretty fun, aside from some mishaps the first day or so." A looong glance at the cheery Operations Director.
[12:37] <Marianne‘> ["M-My apartment wasn’t that bad." Said Misato sourly.-
[12:39] <Marianne‘> "Hehe. Well, I’m glad!" Said Marianne happily. "I'll be staying at this hotel too, although on a different floor. I think I might go sunbathing~ But you know what we need to do, sweetie?"
[12:39] <Yanmei> "Hm? What's that?"
[12:40] <Marianne‘> "I think a nice big dinner tonight would be great~ After we go shopping, you and me. It’s so -busy- here. Poor de Pteres must be having kittens.'
[12:43] <Yanmei> Shopping~ And dinner! She liked the sound of that. "Of course! Whatever you want." A thoughtful pose. "Come to think of it? I haven't seen much of de Pteres. Not after the second day here, anyway. Everyone's all spread out, so I guess it's natural?"
[12:44] <Marianne‘> "Huh, I see…" Said Marianne. "Well, I’m sure we know what Aline and Shinji are up to. God knows they've deserved a break." Said Marianne sympathetically. "I think, a big dinner tonight, and we can go out tomorrow. Sound good? Let's get something delicious and local~"-
[12:44] <Marianne‘> ["I could cook." Said Isaiah hopefully.]
[12:48] <Yanmei> "No, no. You’ve done too much work during this break as it is, Isaiah. We'll find a nice place!"
[12:49] <Marianne‘> ["A-ah, ok." Said Isaiah.-
[12:49] <Marianne`> ["And when Marianne-san and Yanmei-san go out, you and I can spend the day together, Isaiah-kun~"-
[12:49] * Marianne` was, on the other hand, wandering around the hotel suite, stretching. "Hey, have you heard much from Dorian?"
[12:50] <Yanmei> "Isaiah will be coming with us," said Yanmei flatly. "And no… nothing at all, really?"
[12:51] <Marianne`> "Hmm. I wonder what he’s up to?"
[12:51] * Yanmei smirked at that~
[12:53] <Marianne‘> "What are you thinking, kitten?"
[12:55] <Yanmei> "Oh, nothing," she gave a sweet smile, and dropped onto the couch. "When did you get in? You should have told us you were coming by!"
[12:55] <Marianne`> "I wanted it to be a surprise!" Said Marianne. She dropped onto the couch as well, pulling Yanmei into a very Marianne-esque snuggle.
[12:56] <Yanmei> "Well, you really pulled it off," she grinned. "How are things at home?"
[12:58] <Marianne`> "Busy." Said Marianne. "We’ve just finished repairing EVA-00 and we're working on EVA-01, but the going is slow because we have to be careful and do it whilst they're in the cold lockers. Otherwise the IPEA will have our necks for breaching the Vatican Treaty."-
[12:59] <Marianne‘> ["Urgh, the IPEA." Said Misato with a groan. She started heading for one of the recliner chairs. "So annoying…"]
[13:02] <Yanmei> "I does sound pretty rough," Yanmei agreed with a slight nod. "I wonder if it was actually the best time for a trip like this."
[13:09] <Marianne`> "Of course it was." Said Marianne hastily. "You guys… Needed the rest."
[13:17] <Yanmei> "Hm." A slight shadow crossed over Yanmei’s face as she… remembered. The trip back to France, and the unsleeping hours spent after that, and then the incident with 04 after the simulation.
[13:19] <Marianne‘> "…" Marianne smiled. "But hey, everything’s ok now, right? You haven't been… Too bad?"
[13:23] <Yanmei> "Of course!" Yanmei beamed, pushing that shadow back as well as we could. "Everyone has been really good to us here. And we've encountered at least one host with polished manners." Yanmei reached for her phone to show off the pics of the weird penguin she had taken. "See?"
[13:23] <Marianne‘> "H-Huh? What is that…?"-
[13:23] <Marianne`> ["H-Hey-"]
[13:24] * Yanmei giggled, dropping the phone in Marianne’s hand so that she could take a closer look. "Captain Misato's roommate. Right, Isaiah?"
[13:25] <Marianne‘> ["Yeah." Said Isaiah, with a grin. "That’s a Hot Springs Penguin."-
[13:26] <Marianne‘> "A… Penguin? What?" Marianne blinked.-
[13:26] <Marianne`> ["Eh, eh." Misato crossed her arms and frowned. "Making fun of me after everything I did… He’s not even a very good roommate. You'd be a far better one, Isaiah-kun~"]
[13:28] <Yanmei> "Why, so that he can do all the cooking and cleaning?" Yanmei tsked. "He's not a maid, you know~"
[13:29] <Marianne‘> ["Not just cooking and cleaning~"-
[13:29] <Marianne`> ["Anyway." Isaiah said hastily. "You’re a Captain now, Marianne… Does that mean you could be moving away to become Operations Director of some place else?"]
[13:31] <Yanmei> "..!" Yanmei hadn't thought of that. She eyed Marianne with new eyes… worried ones that quickly tried to submerge themselves behind a blanket of coolness. "Well… she would make a really good Operations Director," she admitted.
[13:31] <Marianne‘> "Aw. You want me to go away…?"
[13:34] <Yanmei> "Huh?" Yanmei looked a little pouty. "It’s not like I could stand between you and your career…"
[13:34] * Marianne‘ tickled Yanmei. "I won’t be going anywhere, you silly sausage~"
[13:38] <Yanmei> "Ack!" Yanmei tried to squirm away, somehow making it to the other end of the couch in the process. Safe? "I'm glad~ Dorian would be lost without someone to do all his paperwork for him."
[13:47] <Marianne‘> "And who knows what trouble you’d get up to." Said Marianne mischieviously, chasing Yanmei along.
[14:09] <Yanmei> "H-hey! I wouldn't get in trouble!" She took cover behind Misato's recliner. "I cna't believe you have so little faith in me."
[14:11] <Marianne‘> "Ahaha, don’t you try that on me~ Would you be able to keep her in line, Isaiah?"-
[14:11] <Marianne‘> ["I think so."]
[14:13] <Yanmei> "Isaiah! You too?" She huffed. "Honestly. Treating me like I need supervision."
[14:14] <Marianne`> ["Well, I-I didn’t mean-" Isaiah blushed.-
[14:15] <Marianne‘> ["You can’t trust either of then, Marianne-san. They'll sneak off to a love hotel again the moment you leave."]
[14:18] <Yanmei> "I don't think I know what you're implying." Yanmei shrugged smugly. "There certainly isn't any proof that we would do something like that ever in a million years." None that she had her hands on, she was sure.
[14:20] <Marianne‘> "Haha. Misato already told me about it." Said Marianne, quickly pouncing Yanmei into a hug. "And she showed me the NERV accounts to prove it~"-
[14:20] <Marianne`> ["A-ah…" Misato whistled and looked away. Isaiah was staring at the window.]
[14:25] * Yanmei glared. "A-accounts? But… they weren’t linked our names, were they?"
[14:26] <Marianne‘> "NERV put an account aside for every pilot." Said Marianne. "And then we gave the accounts to the hosts, that is, Miss Ikari, Miss Agaki… And Miss Katsuragi."
[14:27] <Yanmei> "…" Yanmei glared at Misato harder
[14:29] <Marianne`> [Misato was whistling to herself innocently.]
[14:30] <Yanmei> "Marianne~ Can’t you change those records? You're a Captain now, so…" She gazed up at her guardian with big shining eyes.
[14:31] * Marianne‘ winked. "Of course I will~ You two deserve the privacy anyways."
[14:33] <Yanmei> "Thank you~ I think?"
[14:35] <Marianne`> "Hehehe." Marianne ruffled Yanmei’s hair. "Besides, I have something that'll make it all better~"-
[14:35] <Marianne‘> ["Nooooo." Said Misato, turning a suspicious eye on Marianne.]
[14:36] <Yanmei> "Hm?" Yanmei had brightened, though, now full emerging from behind the recliner. "What could that be, I wonder~" Justing from the reaction… it was probably good!
[14:37] <Marianne`> "Misato here is rather… Attached to Tokyo-2’s UN attache as well, you know~"-
[14:37] <Marianne‘> ["I-" Misato glowered. "He’s a jerk. It's all his doing. You leave me out of this."]
[14:42] <Yanmei> "Ohohoho! How cute~ You're all embarrassed and in denial about it." She reached out to pat her on the head.
[14:43] <Marianne‘> ["I am not! There’s nothing to be in denial about." Said Misato angrily. "We had a thing in college, but only because I was an idiot."]
[14:46] <Yanmei> "This sounds familiar," Yanmei smirked. "Do you act all defensive and stoic when he gets worried about you? And bicker in public like an old married couple?"
[14:48] <Marianne‘> ["He doesn’t get worried about me. He just keeps hitting on me." Said Misato with a huff. "it's nothing like what Dorian and Ariadne have. I don't want him back."]
[14:51] <Yanmei> "Uh huh. Of course you don't~" This was actually pretty fun. No wonder so man people did it!
[14:52] <Yanmei> ^many
[14:52] <Marianne‘> ["Let’s talk about something else." Said Misato irritably.-
[14:53] <Marianne‘> "Haha, ok." Marianne returned to her couch, stretching across it like a cat (and leaving Yanmei without any chairs at all). "Have you seen the base much, Yanyan?"
[14:54] <Yanmei> "I’ve wandered around a few parts on my own. Do you want a tour, Marianne?"
[14:54] <Marianne‘> "That would be nice. What’re the staff like here, anyway?"
[14:56] <Yanmei> "They're nice enough, with an exception or two. Really seem to know what they're doing, too. I haven't seen any gambling rings around either."
[14:59] <Marianne‘> ["No gambling rings?" Marianne was shocked. "How professional! Hey, is it true that the commander’s a real hardass?"]
[15:00] <Yanmei> "… you have no idea. By the way? One of our pilots made it into the Brig somehow this week."
[15:01] <Marianne‘> "Wait. What?!"
[15:02] <Yanmei> "Yup~ You know, you should go visit him. He seemed really worried about what was going on while we were away from home."
[15:04] <Marianne`> "…" Marianne sighed. "De Pteres. Of course. What did he -do-, Yanyan?"
[15:05] <Yanmei> "Hmm, the Commander said something about mouthing off and implying he had brain damage or something?"
[15:06] <Marianne`> "…" Marianne stared up at the roof. "Idiot, idiot, idiot de Pteres. Thinks he can say whatever he wants, huh?"
[15:07] * Yanmei chuckled. "You have to admit that it’s a -little- funny."
[15:08] <Marianne‘> "Funny in a sad way. It reflects badly on us, though." Said Marianne, stretching. "Ah, well. No time to care about that~ I’m here to relax." Marianne rolled over, staring over at the group. "Say, did you speak to the Commander?"
[15:11] <Yanmei> "Yeah! I decided to introduce myself. He seemed a little… erm. How to describe it?"
[15:12] <Marianne‘> ["A cold jerk?" Suggested Misato.]
[15:14] <Yanmei> "Its a little rude to refer to a Commander that way," said Yanmei primly. "But yes. An incredibly accurate statement."
[15:14] <Marianne`> "Huh. It’s weird to think that such a nice boy like Shinji has such a cold dad, huh?"-
[15:14] <Marianne‘> ["Sometimes parents and children are very different." Said Isaiah quietly.]
[15:19] <Yanmei> "…" Finding herself in need of a chair anyway, she moved over to where Isaiah was, and put a comforting arm around him. "Hey, hey. Why don’t we decide on where to go tonight? You have to have a few places in mind, don't you, Captain Misato?"
[15:21] <Marianne‘> [Isaiah leaned against her side gratefully. "Hey, Misato-san, are there any theatres in town?"-
[15:22] <Marianne`> ["Theatres? Aw, you wanna see a movie~?"-
[15:22] <Marianne`> ["No, I mean… Like a stage production theatre."-
[15:22] <Marianne`> ["… Oh, I see! Yeah, ’course there are. Some of them are pretty classy too~!"]
[15:25] <Yanmei> "That sounds pretty fun! A show and a meal~" Yanmei stood happily. "Shall we?"
[15:26] <Marianne‘> ["Yeah. I like that idea." Said Isaiah, standing as well.-
[15:26] <Marianne`> "Misato-san can translate for us, right?"-
[15:26] <Marianne`> ["Eh, eh, I guess I can. But you’re paying for everything else, Marianne-san."]

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