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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..."
 
 
 
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?"
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