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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: 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.
Reno: Please.best_turk_evar on January 12th, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC)
Blushing himself, Reno led Minako to the door and unlocked it, stepping outside and securing it behind the two of them; that done, he led her out onto the street, heading towards the nearest group of shops and restaurants and talking as they walked.

"So, do you eat out often? I tend to go when I can't be bothered to cook... which, I guess, is more than it should be..."
愛野 美奈子: Minakocest_la_v on January 12th, 2008 10:51 pm (UTC)
"Not that often, just usually me and Artemis when he's not out prowling. If not...I can sometimes goad the room service guys into staying for a while." She attempted a laugh.

"Sachou doesn't like me going out." She explained, watching the building as they walked.

"Maybe you should try cooking more? I'm told it's fun and you've got quite a nice kitchen."
Reno: Backbest_turk_evar on January 12th, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
"I... I guess I'm not that good at it." He neglected to mention the fact that he was very rarely home when sober, and even if he was, it was so much easier to order food in than have to cook things from scratch. He tended to prefer a... liquid diet. "I tried to make a sandwich once... set off the smoke alarm."
愛野 美奈子: Minakocest_la_v on January 12th, 2008 11:57 pm (UTC)
Minako laughed and shook her head. "I'm not that great either, or I'd offer lessons. I guess we'd both have to hit the books if we wanted to learn."

"Do you at least have a cafeteria at work?" She asked, worried about if he ever got to eat cooked meals.
Renobest_turk_evar on January 13th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
"Yeah, it's alright," he shrugged, thinking of the large ShinRa canteen where they served overcooked slop at high prices. "Pretty much what you'd expect from mass catering, though. I prefer to hit the noodle bars or pick up sushi on the way into work."

He was very much conscious of the fact that he was holding her hand, and he squeezed her fingers gentlt as they walked.
愛野 美奈子: Happycest_la_v on January 13th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
Minako's shy smile brightened when her hand was squeezed.

"I see. Well, at least you get what you want that way..." She reasoned, and wondered just how large the company he worked for was. "I take it you're at work virtually every day?"
Reno: Please.best_turk_evar on January 13th, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
"Every day?" he laughed, turning to look at her. "Minako, I... I'm at work every hour. Rufus ShinRa has us on call 24/7, depending on whatever's going down at headquarters... sure, we get time to rest, but even then, we've got to leave our phones on in case something comes up. No peace for the wicked, eh?"
愛野 美奈子: Minakocest_la_v on January 13th, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
Minako slowed down and turned to look at him. "I...wow." She tightened her grip on his hand. "Makes my schedule look like a breeze." She tried to joke, wondering how he dealt with being constantly on edge, waiting for a call that would drag him back to work.
Reno: Please.best_turk_evar on January 13th, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC)
"Oh, it's not all as glamourous as it sounds," he commented, entwining his fingers more tightly with hers. "A lot of it is just sitting around in the office, waiting to be told what to do... we get through a lot of soda that way. And then there's the constant blare of the radio and the TV, and the stack of comic books..."

Of course, being a Turk wasn't nearly as easy as Reno made it sound, but he didn't want Minako to feel bad.

"I bet you're job's pretty busy, when you think about it..."
愛野 美奈子cest_la_v on January 13th, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
"I guess there's those perks then...." She trailed off, still a bit worried knowing that when they were given jobs they weren't exactly on the safe side.

"Me? During the day I just stand around being photographed and sing. Or scribble my name on things and design website pages. Nothing taxing on the brain, really. Just...tiring." She neglected to mention the frequent hospital trips she had to make.
Reno: Please.best_turk_evar on January 13th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
"Sounds to me like you're busy," he offered, still very aware of the fact that she seemed quite modest about her job. "Come on, Minako - if you're as popular as you say you are, you must have worked hard for it, right?"
愛野 美奈子: Even the Dead Crycest_la_v on January 13th, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
Minako blushed lightly, and looked down at her feet. "I don't know...I have to put a lot of hours into learning dance routines, lyrics and script lines, I suppose." She mumbled, some days as much as twelve hours could be virtually non-stop dancing to perfect a routine if a concert was coming up.

"But that's more fun than work, really. I try to spend as much time as possible scouting out the youma in Tokyo, but I usually have to do this at night. I can't trust the others to do it." She sighed, wishing there were simply more hours in the day to do everything that needed to be done.
Reno: Please.best_turk_evar on January 13th, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
"See? You do work hard, and I don't just mean on your day job," he grinned, reaching up with his free hand to ruffle her hair affectionately. "You must be exhausted at the end of the day having to do all that extra work as Venus. Even I don't have to worry about that kind of thing too much any more."
愛野 美奈子: Happycest_la_v on January 13th, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
"Being tired is something I've learned to live with." She shrugged it off easily, not used to being praised by someone who wasn't expecting an autograph or free ticket at the end of it.

"Coffee helps." She admitted. "Let's just say that we could have both probably found easier and more relaxing careers."
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