THNMY - One Day At A Time
And as she lounged on her couch there napping,
Suddenly, there came a rapping!
There came a rap-rap-rapping
Upon her apartment door!
Whoever could it be?
"Who's there?~" Might as well ask, why not. Could just be like... a landlord or something. But she hideously doubted that one. Good going Mai.
... Oh, why not.
"Santa Claus." Sure it's a lie, but it's a REALLY BIG lie, so doesn't count, right?
"Oh really? Well, the door is unlocked, Santa." Might as well play along. Too amuse to not of course.
There are hurried sounds of running away, followed by incoherent yelling from a guy very far down the hall.. then silence.
Broken by a quick running back sound!
The door starts to creeeeak open, gradually revealing an Akuma in a Santa hat! D'aww, it even has the fluffy ball on the end.
Ooh, and he's carrying a sack!
Despite the fact she figured he'd taken it off of someone she can't help but giggle a little bit. "Akuma, really, it doesn't look that great on you."
...But he was so SUBTLE about it!
Still, that led to him moving forward and using one hand to place it on HER head. "I cannot say the same.."
She WAS quite fetching in it, after all. And the color complemented her outfit remarkably. ..On that premise, maybe he should have gotten some fake reindeer horns.
Aw, she's still giggling a tiny bit. "Sit, sit. There's things to talk about, of course..." She trailed off a bit.
Business as usual, no?
He nodded, sitting down. "Of course. But first.."
He digs around in the sack he bears, finally coming out with a small wrapped present!
Aww, and look at the white-trimmed red ribbon bow on it. He used her colors!
Aww. "You shouldn't have, really." Her voice lowered a good bit, quietly going to open it for the moment. This, well, would be rather interesting she figured anyway.
He almost -almost- takes her at her word, but resists JUST in time! "I could not resist."
Inside, we see a box from the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. Whatever could be inside it?
Really, there probably would've been a weird silence there if he had done that.
Oooh, that makes her curious, opening the box...
What, you mean like all the other weird silences they get, or some OTHER type of weird silence?
And inside is a full little bottle of their Silk Road perfume! The Akuma, he stirs, scratching the back of his neck for a moment. "I had thought that a blend of many lands would suit a beautiful traveller.."
He actually THOUGHT. Srsly. And he's NOT about to say what made him think of perfume in the first place. He IS learning (And note, likes her natural smell too, but); there may indeed be hope!
Probably the other type of weird silences.
Aw, perfume was always nice for when she actually had a reason to use it. For the moment she decided to read over the label, more or less taking notes of it for now. Though carefully she opened the bottle, taking a little sniff of what it was. Smelled rather nice so she figured. "Indeed it does."
"Though, perhaps you'd like to see your's, hmm?"
He smiles about his gift being likeable to her!
And then his mind pauses.
"I had not been expecting anything. What more could I ask, than your company?" Tactful, Akuma, very tactful. But what if she got HIM the same thing!? That would be AWKWARD probably!
..No, there's no considering why the hell she'd do a thing like that. This is a time for irrational and silent worrying!
"I think you'll like it." With that she goes to try and squirm into his lap, gently placing her arms over his shoulders. Aw?
Uh-oh, he's looking PUZZLED. His arms do go around her waist, naturally, but he has yet to Connect The Dots! "..I am sure that I will?"
Aw, indeed. Pay no attention to the snickering mun.
Mun? What mun?
"Do you have any idea where this is going?" Because really, she's wondering if she'll have to spell it out for him.
"..." He looks into her eyes with a vaguely hopeful look? Spelling it out would really help, honest. What with her telling him to forget about the porn and all.
Okay, fine, she has to spell it out for him, jeeze.
"Akuuuma." She whined just a tiny bit, tugging on her shirt a bit with a tiny frown. Okay, she's not going to right-out tell him but visual actions work well enough too.
Yes, yes she really does.
"...?" He's still not quite getting it, though his hands DO go to her shoulders and the cloth thereon!
Well that kind of sucks.
"Goood~" She giggled a bit at the fact his hands are at least there. She's going to do non-verbal training, yay!
Nah, that sucks only if he does well enough to deserve a reward..
He at least looks a trifle encouraged, but tries tentative massagey motions on said shoulders. As subtlety has not worked when he tried it, he's going to need blatant help!
"Ugh, okay look." She grabs for his hands, place on that chest area where those things called boobs usually rest. "You get what I'm saying yet or do I need to state it more obvious?"
The fact that he was still holding the cloth on her shoulders at the time just makes it all the better a demonstration.
More obvious would probably still be a good idea, but he is starting to properly stroke and caress her!
So after all the handwavey nonsense....
Akuma's on the floor beside the bed, seeming strangely shrunken and wrinkled. Mai's laying upon the bed, temporarily unconscious and smiling, wearing a pair of socks.. and nothing else.
We're not going to mention the mysterious stains in such quantity as to seem like a fire hose opened up, the shreds of clothing, or the scorch mark shaped like a kanji 'ten' in Mai's sheets that she's currently lying upon... But just look at Akuma's face.
Who knew he could actually smile?
Probably needs some serious rehydration, tho'.
You know, not that the unconscious thing would last long, seriously. I mean, why in the hell would she stay asleep? Little rest for the wicked, darling.
"Nn?" Mai opened one eye for a moment, looking towards Akuma since he was kind of in her vision and all that fun stuff. A small yawn escaped from her before scooting off the bed. You know, it was more fun to not lay there in the cold. Pssh.
"Uh, you okay? You seem kinda... dead?" She blinked a bit, scooting to try and sit in his lap to look straight at him. "But, I wouldn't blame you. My poor bed."
And very, VERY wicked she was indeed! If Akuma could form coherent thoughts at the moment, he might be thankful of that.. but it's a very big if.
"Nnnmnn.." Is about all he can reply, and really. He has lost a LOT of electrolytes here, needs recharge!
And yet, the smile just won't go away.
Hah! Ifs aren't that great of a thing to go with at all.
"I'll be back." Yeah, good idea to go get some water. Really.
((Small post, myeh.))
He manages to reach a hand up to touch her hip as she goes! "Mmnmmnm." He's trying to convey something important, probably something very nice about her!
Talking would be helpful to that, yeah, but one step at a time.