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10 January 2008 @ 06:58 pm
The Morning After The Night Before  
[RL - Reno's House - Midgar - Gaia]

Groaning softly, Reno opened his eyes, only to immediately wish that he hadn't. A shaft of light sliced through his faded curtains, slamming into his head with what felt like the force of a jackhammer. He quickly closed his eyes again and clutched at his head, which seemed about to explode any second... and as far as he could tell, someone had been busy sandpapering his throat.

"Dammit..." he murmured, pulling the covers over his head and retreating back into the safety of the covers... only to remember that he wasn't in his house alone. "Minako..."
 
 
 
愛野 美奈子: Minakocest_la_v on January 11th, 2008 12:27 pm (UTC)
"I slept fine, thank you." She lied easily, turning once again to face him. He didn't need to know how worried she had been.

"It was an awful lot you drank..." She reasoned, not remotely angry or upset with him. "Alcohol karma always does seem a bit unfair." She walked over to his bedside and sat the glass down for when he was feeling up to drinking anything. She had given the contents of his fridge a brief overlook last night and decided against asking if he wanted her to make anything for him.

Renobest_turk_evar on January 11th, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
"I normally drink a lot more than that..." he murmured, almost a little shameful. It was as close to a confession as he'd ever come; he wasn't an alcoholic. He could stop any time he wanted. He just enjoyed it, that was all. "Always feel like crap the next day, though..."

Gratefully, he picked up the glass of water and downed it almost in one, grateful for the way it soothed his throat.
愛野 美奈子: Wash Awaycest_la_v on January 11th, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
She could have lectured, but she knew that when people lectured her she never listened anyway. She instead gave him a sad smile while she watched him drink. "I'm just glad you posted, so that I could come over. I'd have felt terrible if I'd known you were like this and going to spend the night alone."

One hand nervously picked at the sleeve hem of the other as she spoke, she wasn't used to feeling so useless.
Reno: Please.best_turk_evar on January 11th, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
"I'm glad you came." He smiled and set the empty glass aside, wiping at the back of his mouth with his sleeve and wishing he was wearing something a little more attractive than yesterday's work clothes. Minako didn't know it, but even by just being there, she was being a lot more help than she realised. "Did you have anything to eat yet?"
愛野 美奈子: Happycest_la_v on January 11th, 2008 06:37 pm (UTC)
Feeling that she had done much to earn thanks she smiled anyway.

"I haven't eaten yet but it's okay, I'm not that hungry. I can try and make you something if you wanted?" She said remembering he didn't have much in the way of food in his cupboards and not wanting to impose. She was going to make a joke about models not eating anyway but had a horrible suspicion he might take it seriously.
Renobest_turk_evar on January 12th, 2008 09:27 am (UTC)
"That'd be good, yeah." His stomach really didn't feel like it wanted food, but he knew from experience that the best thing to do right now would be to feed it something. Then he remembered that he didn't have much in the way of food. "Actually, uh... I don't know if I've really got any food..."

He winced, embarassed.

"Maybe we should go out for breakfast instead?"
愛野 美奈子: Minakocest_la_v on January 12th, 2008 10:57 am (UTC)
"That would probably be the best, I think that you need to go grocery shopping." She advised, not entirely sure what a typical fridge was supposed to have in it, considering room service always brought her food.

"Do you feel up to going out yet, though?"
Reno: Please.best_turk_evar on January 12th, 2008 11:43 am (UTC)
"I think a bit of fresh air would do me good," he smiled, hoping he didn't look half as ill as he felt. "We can pick up some food while we're out, anyway."

He pulled the covers back and sat up on the side of the bed - the only things he'd taken off before he'd collapsed into bed were his shoes and goggles, so thankfully he was fully-clothed, even his hair was still tied back, although it was tousled and sticking out everywhere.

"Guess I should have a shower..."
愛野 美奈子: Happycest_la_v on January 12th, 2008 12:02 pm (UTC)
"Okay." Minako agreed. She took the empty water glass and stepped back to give him room.

"I'll be downstairs when you're ready." She inteded to straighten out her own clothes while he was getting ready, and hoped that she had some makeup in the small purse she'd brought.
Reno: Backbest_turk_evar on January 12th, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC)
Nodding at her, Reno opened his wardrobe and gathered an armful of clothes, retreating to the bathroom to freshen himself up and make himself feel better, if not look half-presentable. He quickly undressed and stepped into a spray of warm water, closing his eyes, already feeling much improved; a lather of shower gel and a wash of his hair also helped, washing away much of his worry as well as the sweat and dirt he'd accumulated after spending a drunken night in his clothes.

He stepped out of the shower, dried and dressed, cleaning his teeth again since his mouth felt like a Chocobo's backside; he wore a clean suit - he pretty much didn't have many other clothes - his usual trademark loose shirt and black suit jacket hanging off his thin frame, his now-clean hair pulled back into a ponytail. He returned to the bedroom briefly to put on his goggles, and dumped the dirty clothes at the end of his bed, intending to pick them up later.

That done, he made his way downstairs, looking and feeling a lot better.
愛野 美奈子: Happycest_la_v on January 12th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
Minako tidied the glass away in the kitchen and then found her purse. She dug through the contents, mentally sighing at the wad of yen that would be useless on this world, and thankfully found a hairbrush and makeup.

They were supposed to be travel size and convenient; and yes, the mini mascara, lipstick, folding hairbrust et al. fit perfectly into her delicate silver purse...but they were near impossible to actually use. She did the best she could and straightened her clothes; white mini skirt, black low top and white jacket, just as Reno descended the stairs.

The shower had definitely been good for him; he looked a lot better. "Is the headache going away yet?"
Reno: Please.best_turk_evar on January 12th, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC)
"It's still here," he smiled wanly, "But it's getting better. Nothing a good breakfast won't cure, anyway," he added, managing a nervous laugh. He walked over and perched on the edge of his small sofa, picking at imagined specks of dust on his suit jacket; Minako's freshened-up look hadn't been lost on him, although he thought she looked radiant anyway. "So... are you ready to step out as a couple?"
愛野 美奈子: Playful~cest_la_v on January 12th, 2008 09:50 pm (UTC)
Minako nodded, still slightly worried, wondering how hangover headaches worked. She was definitely no stranger to headaches and from experience knew that once she'd felt a pang of pain she'd be unconscious before long.

At his words she couldn't stop herself grinning and nodding more eagerly. "I'm ready."
Reno: Please.best_turk_evar on January 12th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
"Come on, then." With a warm smile, Reno stood and held out his hand, waiting for her to slip her fingers into his. "Let's go get some breakfast."
愛野 美奈子: Happycest_la_v on January 12th, 2008 10:13 pm (UTC)
Nervously, as if expecting him to pull his hand away and dissapear before her eyes, Minako slipped her hand into his. She blushed lightly and grinned.

"Yep, let's go." She agreed, starting off towards the door, constantly aware of their joined hands.
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