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05 October 2009 @ 10:27 pm
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Who: Aerith Gainsborough (aeris_cetra) & Sendoh Akira (sendoh_akira7)
What: A picnic at the beach.
When: Around Afternoon. Oct 05
Where: The Beach
Status: CLOSED, In-Progress
Warnings: N/A

A basket was waiting with a large blue bow tied at the top at the small deck leading to the beach. Inside was a simple blue and white plaid blanket and various snacks and drinks as well as a few flowers and small bags for shells or flowers. The sun was high and warm and the crashing of the waves would hopefully prove a relaxing setting for the two to get to know each other.
 
 
 
sendoh_akira7 on October 12th, 2009 07:10 pm (UTC)
Now, he was convinced that there are other worlds besides the one he came from. If this secluded little resort didn't already convince him. Yes, to Sendoh Akira, this hotel must exist on the map somewhere. That was his consolation to himself. However, the more Aerith spoke on, the more he started to wonder if they were lost in some unknown dimension, unable to be found. While her world shared common factors with his Japan -or planet Earth in general-, there were certainly oddities that he noted. For one, what the heck are chocobos?!

At her suggestion, Sendoh placed the lid back on the container of sandwich that he had been sparsely showering his attention to. Palm against the sheet that they were seated on, he pushed himself up without hassle, dusting off his pants in the process. "I must admit, what you've just described to me about your life sounds rather relaxing." In his world, he wondered what kind of people would be fortunate enough to have such leisure. Those who are rich? Those with power? Those who are rich with power? Or those still in more primitive tribes working with the nature? Or did she simply use metaphors and analogies to describe a society that might have been his all along?

Yet there was that underlying bit of discomfort and perhaps some loneliness that he thought he had detected. However, that would be rude of him to touch upon, he thought.

"What was the main source of income for the people in your world?" He asked, gesturing with an arm for her to lead the way. He was no stranger to water or sand, having preferred to fish alone when he was back in Japan. It was a habit that he had picked up ever since high school days. Even now, he still does it one way or another. "I understand that you sold flowers, but with your description of transporational systems, it makes me wonder how one would communicate with others from further away more efficiently." Computers? Cell phones? If so, then why was transportation sounding so far off?

Sand squished underneath his feet, he had both hands tucked away inside his pockets while slouching ever so slightly. Yes, this was the same ace who would show up late for games and sometimes didn't even bother show up for practice.

"I am from Japan." He nodded, offering her a smile. "And basketball is a sport." He referred back to her question from earlier. "It's basically where you have a ball and your goal is to put that ball through a basket or hoop as often as you can, earning more points than the other team to win the game." Simplified version so he could omit the hardship, the positions, the techniques, the techincal terms and everything else included, for those will add up to hours and days of explanation. "You know what." He started, gazing ahead somewhat thoughtfully. "Since this place seems to have just about everything readily available, let me see if I can find a basketball to show you." Maybe there will be a make-shift court even! Sendoh hasn't played basketball in a while. "How would you like that?" He asked, turning his head to look down at the shorter woman beside him. "What about where you came from? Were there any sports?"
Aeris Gainsborough: Excited || Happy || Smileaeris_cetra on October 14th, 2009 02:20 pm (UTC)
Slowly getting to her feet while fixing her pure white dress, she looked up at him with the smile remaining on her lips, but she felt a bit guilty for misleading him about her life. She was speaking the partial truth about her life, but not the whole truth. The flower girl didn't want to worry him about the past or pity her, either. "Mmm, life in Gaia is peaceful." answered the flower girl with a small smile. "As long as you don't get involve with politics, SOLDIER, or any illegal activity, then it is," further explained Aerith.

Taking one of the bags from the blanket, she wanted to search for seashells because she wanted to make a necklace for him. It would be nice to give him a present as a token of their friendship. Once Akira gestured for her to go on ahead, she began to walk a bit while looking on the ground to search for those seashells. "Income? I believe most of the money in the world come from the Shinra Electric Company. That company brought mako or rather electricity and technology to the world. The company has so much influence on the government that it was allowed to declare war and have an army of it's own. That army was called SOLDIER. They also had their own science department, spy force, and police force, too." She continue to think to herself before adding, "Most of the jobs revolve around that company except my flower business." A pink shell was shining lightly on the ground, so she bend down to pick it up and place it in the bag. Turning to him with a small smile, she couldn't help realize that he had questions about her world, so she answered them as truthfully as she could. "Transportation varies from person to person because most people that work with Shinra have cars. Most people that have no connection to Shinra either walk on foot from place to place or ride a chocobo, but you need to have gil to rent one. At the slums in Midgar, the people there collect junk to either - sell or use it to build with." explained Aerith, but she knew that he was mostly curious about communication. She began to further explain, "We communicate either by sending letters, talking to each other on the phone, or using a computer. Most people save money to have a phone because it's more efficient than letters, but cost less than computers. Even I saved gil to buy a phone, so I can call Zack. If it I didn't, then he would have bought me one...knowing him." It didn't take her long to realize that she spoke about Zack, but she couldn't do much about it now.

Aerith continue to pick up more and more seashells that caught her eye, but she did throw out shells that look like it was missing a piece. When Akira spoke up about his world, she looked up at the tall man with interest. Basketball sounded like an interesting sport, so she couldn't help get excited about the idea of playing the game. It would be nice to learn new things from other worlds to bring back to her own if she's allowed to have a second chance. Then hearing his offer to show her a basketball, a bright smile appeared on her face, so she nodded her head, "Mmmm. I would like that very much. I want to learn how to play that game because it sounds like so much fun." Akira would be the ideal person to ask because it seemed like his life was revolved around the sport; eventhough, he has a office job. Tilting her head slightly, so she could remember ever seeing any sports back at her world, so she responded, "Unfortunatly, there isn't many sports in our world because everyone is busy working. The one sport that I can think of is Chocobo racing." At the Golden Saucer was where she saw that sport, so it was her firs time seeing it.

Aerith didn't know much about the games that children play because she was too busy hiding from the turks. She didn't have the time to make any friends or act like a kid, so her knowledge on the subject was weak. "I'm sorry, but I am not the right person to ask about sports. I didn't play much with others when I was little, so I don't really know." explained Aerith a bit sadly. If only her friends were here because they would be able to give him a better answer.
sendoh_akira7 on October 15th, 2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
"That sounds like any other city or country." Sendoh chuckled at Aerith's announced clearance of politics and that whole slew of departments. He was no fan of politics, he wasn't an avid follower either of elections, in fact, he couldn't really remember when -if ever- he's ever voted for a political party.

His pace was a casual gait, fast enough to keep up with her, slow enough to let her keep up with him. The sand beneath his feet sank with each step, tracking their trail from the edge of the picnic blanket every step along the way. Momentarily, he would pause to watch her lean down to pick up a sea shell and they would continue on again. It was laid back, it was a leisure, it was relaxing and it was a life that certainly represented a vacation than an every day life situation. "Sounds like some business they're cooking up over there." He commented lightly, picturing this monstrous business that's managed to earn so much. Armies? My goodness.

To his right, white waves brushed against the sand bank before retrieving. Almost a shy encounter or a seductive lure, coming so close to wetting his shoes, but before he could think of retrieving his foot, those waves were already gone. Coming to a stop, he turned to look over at her, eyes narrowed ever slightly against the rays of the sun.

"Don't worry about answering my questions." A hand dislodged from its position inside his pocket and offered a dismissive wave. "I ask a lot of questions, I know that gets annoying after a while." It was genuine curiosity, and then there was a mix of his own personality as well. "However, I do have to ask," last question for a while, promise, "just what is a Chocobo?" A method of transportation, yet not as expensive as automobiles. And then, there was the question of just what is a gil. He will just conclude that as their currency for now.

"I will contact you, somehow, when I do find out whether they have basketball facilities here. It seems we're not going anywhere in a long time," love wasn't such an easy word to just throw around, "might as well explore a little, I suppose." He shrugged with a good natured smile. It was also an opportunity to brush up on his own skills. Ever since he sat his ass down in an office, his skills have stayed at a static level while those who he knew since high school have grown and grown exponentially.

Almost, it was like he was getting left behind.

Glancing back at the edges of water and sand alike, he took a step closer before turning back to offer Aerith a hand. "Want to soak you feet in the water?" The slightly moist air brushing against his exposed skin -namingly neck and face- was of an agreeable temperature, he could only extrapolate and hypothesize that the water tempearture wasn't too bad either. "Do you know how to swim?"