"Narukami-kun! What’s up?"
"Narukami-kun! What’s up?"
|ragtagbandofheroes sent: ► A wild Pop Idol appears! "Hey, Chie-chan~ How about a kiss on the cheek, hm?~" He's certainly cheeky enough to make such a request, a huge grin plastered on his face.|
Instantly she felt two emotions rushing through her body, embarrassment and hate. How dare Riku ask her for such a thing! He would though, cocky man. Her cheeks started to burn the longer she thought about this, she wasn’t going to get away with not giving him what he commanded. Closing her eyes her bottom lip wibbled just a touched as she felt a need to kick him right in the shin. “Why didn’t ya just ask for something else!? Something a lot less complicated this this?! You’re taking advantage of the situation, Kuji-kun.” Tip-toes were needed in such a situation as Chie felt herself being bewildered by her height. Leaning closer to him she hesitantly placed her jittery lips against his smooth beautiful skin.
Typically thought to be actually joined to the hip with his best friend, Shuu Satonaka did actually, on occasion, go out and do stuff without him, shockingly enough. Most of the time, it necessarily wasn’t the most interesting stuff, although they even tried to go shopping together most of the time when it was convenient. (Getting in good with the Princess of Junes helped that, too.) If Yuki had been available, Shuu would have probably dragged him to the town’s gym, but as he wasn’t, he didn’t have much choice but to go alone.
He didn’t necessarily need the gym to train, of course; he could just jog anywhere and kick a tree or whatever if he felt like trying to be hardcore, but there were big upsides to a gym membership, even in a little place like Inaba. If nothing else, in winter weather like this, it was a much warmer place that he could safely kick big target bags and pump weights or whatever.
The athlete definitely trained a lot, during club and after it, but he didn’t have anything like a standard regimen; mostly, he just did whatever he felt like on that particular day, and for the most part, tried not to push himself too hard. There was no use setting the bar too high, or taking on too much weight, or going too many laps, and just killing yourself. That wasn’t healthy at all. Best to take things in steps…
But for a big guy like Shuu, that still meant drawing a bit of attention from the scattered crowds at the gym as he went, using the kickboxing bag and knocking it around and all that. Against a person he wouldn’t go all out, but this thing would be fine… hopefully. The metal frame on it was creaking a little bit…
When breathing got a little bit tough, he knew it was time for a break, having a seat at the nearest free bench and taking a few big gulps of water. Even though he wasn’t paying too much attention to the other people here, trying to just mind his own business, he couldn’t help but notice when someone else took a seat near him…
Especially since she looked startlingly like him, right down to his favorite green jacket. Was it rude to stare in such a situation? Well, no point in just saying nothing, right? “… Hi.” Trying to catch his breath, he greeted her with a small seated bow. “I’m Shuu.”
This cold weather was starting to get to Chie, the brisk feeling of the harsh wind grazing at her bare legs, she could hardly handle such a thing. Though she would push through it as she needed to get some sort of training in today. Such a shame it wouldn’t be at her normal spot though. Fall wasn’t too bad, she could handle it as well as anyone else could but winter gave her a fight always winning in the end. The scarf that had been bundled around her neck was quickly pulled up to her mouth and nose to keep some semblance of warmth attached to her.
The gym would be her best bet to get any decent training in today, but she mostly wanted to go there to escape from the brutal cold winds that were beating at her tender skin. Chie may have been tomboyish with her defenses sky high but she was still a girl, one that had her own quirks that no one else seemed to really understand. Hopefully someday that would change for her but until then she would do what she always did and push through the impossible thoughts and make herself useful.
Entering inside the gym it was small and cozy, something that looked like it fit right in the small town she had been calling home since birth. There was an area that she loved to start her training at, the small corner of the building had a sand bag that she was able to kick at with all of her might and nothing would break, it almost worked perfectly for her. Though it wasn’t the best for her moving target practice, she still hadn’t wanted to give up on it, no. That would have been wasteful, something that Chie wasn’t. Kick after kick she could feel her body starting to burn up with the excitement of getting to go at something with all of her might. She wasn’t a weak girl, anyone who would say such a thing didn’t know her at all then.
Panting she needed to rest now, water might have done some good too. Heading over to a vending machine she pressed the button that would drop down a bottled water and took to drinking it the instant she twisted the top off. The cooling affect it had going down her throat made her body shiver up for a moment before she took to sitting down at a bench, the one that was close to her. Letting out of soft breath as she sat down it felt good to be off of her feet for a few seconds.
Though her attention was pulled towards the male sitting at the other end of the bench. She hadn’t wanted to stare for it would have been a little rude of her, and Chie didn’t want to come across as such but sometimes you just couldn’t help but stare at someone. He looked… He was… Chie sat there trying to collect her thoughts but had a horrible time doing so as the well built male that looked like her, weird. His voice was something that pulled her attention in instantly and demanded her to take notice, though it didn’t need to do such a thing when she was already there fully invested.
"Hi." She watched his small seated bow and shook her head, "Ah, Shuu-san no need to do that!" She spoke out in an almost panicked tone. "Chie, I’m Chie." Waving her hand to him a little she greeted him with a smile, "You, uh.. Do you train here often? I’ve never seen you before, though it kinda feels like I have." Her awkward tone showed through and through as she soon started to scratch at her cheek.