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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 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."
Renobest_turk_evar on January 13th, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC)
"Yeah, but if we had, then... I probably wouldn't have met you." He smiled and blushed slightly, drawing her even closer to him with their clenched hands, silently thanking ShinRa for installing whatever computer had allowed him to connect to DDD in the first place. "If you're ever tired when you're with me, then... I won't be offended if you want to rest."
愛野 美奈子: Playful~cest_la_v on January 13th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
"...That's true. When you put it like that I'm glad our jobs give us some computer time, at least." She found herself drifting closer to him so that their arms brushed against each other, she dared to let her head rest against his shoulder lightly, blushing slightly as she did so.

"Thank you, only if you're sure. Here I don't have to worry about a youma tracking me down while I'm sleeping. But I don't usually have a lot of input on my sleeping patterns, the day usually just catches up with me and suddenly I'm asleep." She admitted sheepishly. She usually fell asleep at her laptop, and woke with an ache in her neck.
Reno: Please.best_turk_evar on January 13th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC)
"Of course I'm sure!" he laughed, leaning into her as she rested her head against him. "If you're not safe with ShinRa's finest, then who are you safe with?"

They turned a corner then, the shop coming into view.
愛野 美奈子: Happycest_la_v on January 13th, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
"Then I may just take you up on that offer sometime. I think I'd even be able to sleep on Earth with you beside me." She saw where they were headed, and once again remembered that she didn't have any money on her that would be accepted on this planet.

Renobest_turk_evar on January 13th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC)
"I'd like that." Sleeping on Earth beside her! The mere thought sent a thrill through him, a shiver down his spine; the idea of sleeping by her side caused a warmth to seep throughout his body, and he stifled a pleased giggle, feeling like a giddy schoolboy. "Hey, look, here we are."

He led her to the shop and let go of her hand as he picked up a basket - he'd need two hands to shop, after all. Out of instinct, he headed straight for the snack aisle, grabbing a large bag of crips and reaching for the instant ramen.
愛野 美奈子: Happycest_la_v on January 13th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
Minako followed him with a bemused expression. "Maybe...maybe you should try buying something fresh?" She suggested.

Considering how thin he was the snack food wasn't a problem in that sense, but a diet of crisps, instant foods and alcohol couldn't be healthy for him.
Reno: No Wai!best_turk_evar on January 13th, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC)
"Uh... I guess... I could do..." he muttered, glancing down at the basket with a feeling of apprehension and shame. Crap; he hadn't even been thinking when he'd started throwing things into the basket. Way to go to impress the girl, Reno. "I like apples... kind of..."
愛野 美奈子: Happycest_la_v on January 13th, 2008 08:05 pm (UTC)
Minako grinned and shook her head, she wasn't intending to change him or embarrass him. "Grab a few more packs of ramen, because sometimes you're just going to want something quick and easy. But having a few apples around the house won't hurt."
Renobest_turk_evar on January 13th, 2008 08:12 pm (UTC)
"O-okay then," he nodded, throwing a few more packets into the basket before heading for the fruit aisle. He stared at the apples as if they were some kind of alien being, because frankly, it had been months since he could remember even looking at one properly, and he had no idea what kind to get. "I... er... Rufus says the green ones are nice..."
愛野 美奈子: Ichigocest_la_v on January 13th, 2008 08:15 pm (UTC)
Minako would have laughed if she had thought he was joking. "They're all nice, but that's my opinion. If you're really adverse to fruit you don't have to." She conceeded, she didn't want to seem pushy. She picked up one of the green ones and held it out. "But they don't bite."
Renobest_turk_evar on January 13th, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
"I know, I just..." He stared at the apple she held out to him, taking it and eyeing it as if it were some kind of grenade. "It's been a while since I ate any fruit like this, I guess..."

Shrugging, he placed a couple of green apples into a bag and into his basket, moving further along the aisle to where the vegetables were.

"I suppose I could try some carrots or something..."
愛野 美奈子: Minakocest_la_v on January 13th, 2008 10:47 pm (UTC)
"I understand, don't worry, maybe just a few fresh things will be a nice change?" She said hopefully, placing a few carrots into a clear plastic bag and into the basket for him.
Reno: Please.best_turk_evar on January 13th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
"It can't hurt to try something different now and then," he agreed, allowing her to place a few more fresh items in his basket; truth be told, he quite enjoyed the feeling of having someone helping him, looking out for him. It was comforting, in a way. "So what do you want to cook later? Some kind of stir-fry?"

愛野 美奈子: Happycest_la_v on January 13th, 2008 10:59 pm (UTC)
"Stir-fry sounds good to me." Minako answered, twisting the last bag of vegetables and placing them in the basket, happy that he didn't seem to adverse to her suggestions. "Anything else we should get?"
Renobest_turk_evar on January 14th, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
"How about some Bourbon..." he opened his mouth to say without even thinking, then quickly recovered himself. "...biscuits? Bourbon biscuits. Yeah. I think we should get some of those."
愛野 美奈子: Don't Want to Diecest_la_v on January 14th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
Minako blinked in surprise at the cover-up but decided to play along. Apparently Reno didn't just drink at bars.

"...Okay. Biscuits it is, if you're sure."
Reno: Please.best_turk_evar on January 18th, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC)
"Yeah... biscuits are good. Just what you need if you get in late and can't be bothered to cook, huh?" he smiled weakly, knowing full well that she'd caught the slip-up and mentally kicking himself for it. "Anything you'd like to eat? I don't want to fill the house up with food you don't like..."
愛野 美奈子: Happycest_la_v on January 18th, 2008 06:35 pm (UTC)
"Salads, vegetables and rice are really the only things I eat. Sachou is really strict about things like that so I'm used to them. Except that time with Usagi when I had cake for dinner." She grinned at the memory of that day at the theme park.

"I'll be fine with whatever of the vegetables and fruit you got that you don't eat."
Reno: Please.best_turk_evar on January 19th, 2008 11:34 am (UTC)
"I'm not going to let you sit there and just pick at my leftovers." His tone left no room for argument. "Go on... choose something that you want, even if it's just a carrot. This is our first proper meal together, so... I want it to be something you like."
愛野 美奈子: Ichigocest_la_v on January 19th, 2008 12:24 pm (UTC)
"Okay." She said, thinking over in her mind what she wanted. The image of her day with Usagi came back to her and the best part about the cake; the strawberry on top. She grinned and picked up a pack of strawberries, placing them into the cart. "They're my favourite, I want some if that's okay?"
Reno: Please.best_turk_evar on January 20th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
"Sure." He didn't tell her, but he could afford to buy half the shop on his Turk's wages; danger pay counted for a lot. He headed for the checkout, throwing in some fruit juice on the way; he may as well at least try to be healthy, if only for a while. Besides... he still had some alcohol stashed away at home.
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