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Jun. 28th, 2016 05:10 pm
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It's been a really weird day for Takashi.

Not because of the too-big clothes -- he's used to getting hand-me-downs from foster brothers (or sisters) and having to roll the sleeves and legs up a few times to make them fit. The fact that these clothes seem to be made for someone twice his size doesn't cause more than a minute or so of confusion before he's sighing and dealing with it.

And not because of the unfamiliar surroundings -- Takashi's lived so many places that it's not uncommon for him not to recognize the latest apartment or house's surroundings right after waking up. Even though...after he rubs at his eyes with the heels of his hands and frowns around a little, the place still doesn't look familiar. Maybe he's getting sick.

No, the weirdest thing is that there's a dog here. Takashi's been in a lot of different homes in his almost-seven years, and he's almost completely certain none of them have had a dog in it. It's a very cute dog, small and shaggy, with big brown eyes and a fluffy tail. But it's also barking at him, and trying to bite his ankles, so Takashi quickly scrambles off the couch, tugging the too-big shirt around himself and running for the nearest door.

Hopefully he'll run into someone familiar out in the hallway...


Date: 2016-07-02 09:48 pm (UTC)
minenameis: (Smile Froge)
From: [personal profile] minenameis
...all right, Frog can't help but give a chuckle at that and was now smiling himself, good job Natsume!

Although did he just say 'not feed him' if he was bad? Was that really something he expected from a responsible adult? The smile doesn't fade entirely, but Frog's still looking sympathetically at the kid. Just what kind of environment had Natsume grown up in... and how had he turned out so kind despite it?

"Thou art a healthy growing lad and shalt have a hearty meal each night with me! Alas, I expect thee to eat thy vegetables readily, though if green beans art not to thy taste... I am sure we can seeketh out an alternative.

Hmm... books art also a gift to one so young and provide much knowledge. However, thy mind can only hold so much each day. Be sure to rest when thou needeth it."

Date: 2016-07-03 12:54 pm (UTC)
minenameis: (Frog)
From: [personal profile] minenameis
It's the way he talks about it with a sense of normality that really touches Frog's heart. No child should believe that such cruelties are a 'normal' part of growing up. There would always be hardships yes but... there was no excuse for neglect. Even Cyrus, who believed him to be too soft-hearted, would surely agree with him in this case.

O-oh um, well now they weren't just holding hands - Frog's moist amphibious hands were being gently patted at. He's not quite sure exactly what he should do in response to this, so opts to stretch out those sort-of-squishy fingers, palm up, and allow Natsume whatever curiosity he needs to get out of his system.

As for the beans... well, poor Frog tenses a little at the child's words. Coming from anyone else, he might feel that it was him being talked about.

"Ah, yes... but sometimes 'tis the most unpleasant of foods which art the healthiest for us. Hast thou tried cabbage? Carrots? Parsnips?"

Date: 2016-07-05 01:45 pm (UTC)
minenameis: (Really?)
From: [personal profile] minenameis
S-so cute, Natsume. Even someone as stalwart as Frog can't help but feel a fondness for the child as he explores his new companion out of fascination rather than fear. Frog gives a croaking chuckle in response to Natsume's giggling... as well as his supposed unfamiliarity with the word 'parsnip'. Such a common vegetable and Natsume had never come across it before?

"A parsnip is... somewhat like a carrot, in fact. A pale, white carrot, stronger of flavour and heavier in texture. 'tis not commonly liked by young children, but thou cannot know if thou liketh it unless thou try it!"

Date: 2016-07-06 04:43 pm (UTC)
minenameis: (Say ahhhh)
From: [personal profile] minenameis
[O-OH hello small child suddenly reaching up to pat at Frog's face. The frogman can't help but flinch back out of instinct, trying to dodge the little hands - he wasn't really used to people just coming up and poking at him. In fact, most people ran the other way.]

Ah... yes... well, I am afraid I hath none on my person presently. But, if thou art hungry, we should go to the kitchen and see what we can find. There may be bread and fruit, and many other things to dine on!


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