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Nov. 15th, 2016 12:27 am
meetingsandpartings: (Default)
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[Whenever anyone in Verens needs him, Natsume can be easily contacted via his crystal, a small pendant shaped like a lucky cat, which he usually wears around his neck~ Please note in the header whether the message is visual, audio or text, and when it was sent.]

15/07; voice

Date: 2016-07-15 08:51 am (UTC)
gottacatch: (situations)
From: [personal profile] gottacatch
[ Brng brng, Natsume's amulet!! It's Red and his usual cheery voice! ]

Natsume, hey! Are you free right now?

Date: 2016-07-16 02:59 am (UTC)
gottacatch: (???????)
From: [personal profile] gottacatch
[ ...Natsume. ]

Uh-- are you okay? If you're busy you can get back to me!

Date: 2016-07-16 05:22 am (UTC)
gottacatch: (situations)
From: [personal profile] gottacatch
[ Just don't go to image, Natsume. ]

Oh-- sorry about that! [ whoops. ] The Light of Helisium festival is this weekend, so dunamis classes won't be running Saturday. I wanted to make sure you and Glenn knew. You're gonna wanna check it out, right?

Date: 2016-07-16 05:42 am (UTC)
gottacatch: (worse than superman 64)
From: [personal profile] gottacatch
Another love festival. [ Said like, yep, another. ] This time it's for marriages, but it sounds like there's going to be lots to do! There's a party at at the lake and then one late at night where you have to dress up and wear a mask!

Date: 2016-07-16 06:30 am (UTC)
gottacatch: (hats up)
From: [personal profile] gottacatch
[ Red's side of the line, however, feels like the trainer could burst into laughter -- or he already has in person. ]

Nooo, no way! [ Hahaha. ] It'll be like the Flower Festival for sure! Anyone can go!

Date: 2016-07-16 06:57 am (UTC)
gottacatch: (the papers came through)
From: [personal profile] gottacatch
Dunno! [ He's so helpful. ] This ad in front of me just says, "get your dream outfit and mask and dance the night away"!

So...I guess we're meant to wear suits? Like at weddings.

Date: 2016-07-16 07:10 am (UTC)
gottacatch: (freedom from individuality)
From: [personal profile] gottacatch
[ You should see the wedding shops, Natsume.

But that actually surprises Red, a small sensation of the sort coming through. ]
You're going? Great! I'll need to get something too...

Hey, do you wanna go shopping together?

Date: 2016-07-16 07:59 pm (UTC)
gottacatch: (???????)
From: [personal profile] gottacatch
What was that? [ He caught that flash, as brief as it was, though at the same time-- ] Who was that? A friend?

[ --it was too quick for him to distinguish. Huh?? What? Someone in a skirt?? ]

Date: 2016-07-17 02:09 am (UTC)
gottacatch: (woah nice boobs)
From: [personal profile] gottacatch
[ ??????????? ???? ? ] S...sure. It shouldn't be too hard, if we just need a suit.

[ Buy the first okay one, bam. Done. ]

Did you wanna meet up now?? I can meet you somewhere. The festival starts tomorrow so I don't know how many shops are gonna be open.

Date: 2016-07-17 04:44 am (UTC)
gottacatch: (hats)
From: [personal profile] gottacatch
[ Ahaha- ] Yup! Tomorrow! Better now than never, huh?


Date: 2016-07-17 07:08 am (UTC)
gottacatch: (nerd lyfe)
From: [personal profile] gottacatch
Sure, I'm already close by. Take your time, alright? I don't mind waiting.

[ Please don't have a heart attack or trip over your own feet on the way here...! ]

Date: 2016-07-17 07:42 am (UTC)
minenameis: (Say ahhhh)
From: [personal profile] minenameis
[Hello hello Natsume, your froggy fruncle is also present at this meeting! After Red had contacted him about the festival tomorrow, there was a moment of reluctance... A festival of marriage? With him looking as he is? But, the promise of a masquerade ball was something that caught his attention. He could dress as he wanted, forge a new persona... Sadly it was something he had already had to do in his real life, but it could be fun to try again in less dire circumstances.

...but now Natsume was here and Frog can't help but feel somewhat concerned.]

...Natsume, art thou well?

Date: 2016-07-17 08:07 am (UTC)
gottacatch: (you gotta be kidding)
From: [personal profile] gottacatch
Hi. [ Natsume. Natsume, Red is looking at you and he's folding his arms. ] I said you didn't need to rush.

[ We are disappointed. But actually, scratch those folded arms part because Red is letting them loose and walking over to the older guy, bringing his hands up to pat them down onto his shoulders.

It's time to savour that nice, relaxing breeze washing over you. You're welcome. ]

I invited Glenn to come with us. He needs an outfit too.


Date: 2016-07-19 12:36 pm (UTC)
minenameis: (Amused Froge)
From: [personal profile] minenameis
[Well, at least it was just a case of rushing around! Frog offers him a smile in return and gives a reassured nod to Natsume.]

I am glad to have thy company as well, the both of thee. Tell me, dost thou hath any ideas for a persona at the masquerade?

points and laughs

Date: 2016-07-19 12:48 pm (UTC)
gottacatch: (assigned to russians)
From: [personal profile] gottacatch
[ Well, if Natsume doesn't want to waste time, Red will slip in the gesture and the word for them to get moving. Walking and talking time now, men!! ]

Persona? You mean...a person? Like a dance partner?

[ He cannot understand persona in this context. Who needs a persona anything for a suit and dress dance with masks? ]

I am a fail

Date: 2016-07-19 06:17 pm (UTC)
minenameis: (Hehehe)
From: [personal profile] minenameis
[Boys... boys please. Frog can't help but give a little croak of amusement at the both of them, pausing in their journey when Natsume does.]

Do not sound so horrified, Natsume! Red, by 'persona' I am referring to a new identity. When one dons a mask, and new attire, they become someone else. A masquerade... 'tis a ball where people can leave their old identity behind and be whoever they wish to be!

Date: 2016-07-20 10:19 am (UTC)
gottacatch: (did u say ghost)
From: [personal profile] gottacatch
[ It's surprising to find out, but Red doesn't go through the same level of shock that the other boy does. He stares wide-eyed at Glenn for a bit, then, thinking more on it... ]

So... we have to pretend to be someone else? ...Does it have to be a real person?

Date: 2016-07-20 08:39 pm (UTC)
minenameis: (Really?)
From: [personal profile] minenameis
No, no!

[Though he wasn't exactly an expert at the whole masquerade/ball/dancing thing, he had seen them in action at least. It seemed he knew more about them than the boys did anyway, so he'll do his best...]

The choice is entirely thine own. Shouldst thou wish to dress minimally, thou art welcome to it. Or if thou wish a more flamboyant garb, that is also fine. A mask is the only requirement.

[He looks to Red.]

'tis best that thy persona is from thine own imagination... though I suppose thou canst dress as another if thou wish to... prank the individual?

Date: 2016-07-21 02:24 pm (UTC)
gottacatch: (why hello)
From: [personal profile] gottacatch
[ Look Natsume, Red was already planning to pretend to be a fake person as soon as Glenn explained it. He had it in the bag!! Which...

Well, first he chuckles a little, then spares a look to Natsume. ]
What do you think? It sounds like we can wear whatever we want. [ He shrugs, lifting up his hands. ] We can make up a name and pretend we're being someone made up when we're really just being ourselves!

[ Doesn't that sound easy peasy. ]

28/7 or whenever is a good time idk???

Date: 2016-07-28 09:16 am (UTC)
minenameis: (Watching)
From: [personal profile] minenameis
[It had been quite some time since Frog's home had been destroyed by the quake and ever since, he had taken to living with Natsume, using his couch as a bed. It was always meant to be a temporary solution of course, but Frog had found himself putting off the reconstruction of his burrow simply because he enjoyed the boy's company too much.

Still, he felt a little guilty encroaching on Natsume's space and didn't want to outstay his welcome. With the promise of a new door to his home at least, maybe now was the time to leave. It would still take time to rebuild, but... well, he had to go sometime, didn't he?

Reluctantly, and with a cold aura about him, your froggy friend will be approaching you now, Natsume.]

...Natsume? Art thou busy?

Date: 2016-07-29 04:50 pm (UTC)
minenameis: (Resignation)
From: [personal profile] minenameis
[The Froge Force is strong in this one. Frog takes a seat in front of where Natsume is lounging, noting his usual choice of reading material with fond amusement, but... now wasn't the the time to change the subject. He gives a soft sigh before continuing.]

...I am beginning to wonder if perhaps I should return to the woods to rebuildeth my lost home. This arrangement was only ever meant to be temporary. I hath stayed long enough and do not wish to be thy burden.

Date: 2016-07-29 09:08 pm (UTC)
minenameis: (Really?)
From: [personal profile] minenameis
[Natsume noooooo. Frog shakes his head hurriedly; the last thing he wanted to do was make Natsume feel like he'd done something to upset him.]

If I am to leave, it shalt be on good terms, Natsume. Thou hath been nothing but hospitable towards me and for that I am grateful.

But... this is thy home. Surely thou shalt desire thy space in the end?

Date: 2016-07-31 10:58 am (UTC)
minenameis: (Back Turned)
From: [personal profile] minenameis

[Natsume, you're not helping him make this decision. Poor Frog looks sadly upon his friend now, a small dark cloud beginning to build around his head... which he promptly tries to swipe away with his hand.]

On the contrary, a long time hast passed since I had a safe place to calleth home alongside good company. Even upon meeting my new friends, ours hast been a long and perilous journey with little time for rest.

In truth... I hath missed it...

[As a child he had grown used to living alone, taking whatever abuse the other kids around him would force upon him. But once he'd met Cyrus... he'd realised the value of company and good friendship. Losing him had forced him back into a lonesome life, but here again, he was forging new bonds.]

Date: 2016-07-31 09:14 pm (UTC)
minenameis: (Smile Froge)
From: [personal profile] minenameis
[Aww... well, okay, you'll get a little smile instead of a sad cloud this time.]

Not at all! The very reason I hath stayed so long is because I do feel welcome here. Still, I hath built a small training ground in the woods by mine old dwelling... 'twould be more convenient to live beside it once more, particularly when sparring with others.

[The froggy looks thoughtful for a moment before adding.]

I propose a compromise. Should I succeed in building a new home, thou shalt stay with me some nights. If... of course... thou wouldst be willing.

Date: 2016-08-01 11:11 am (UTC)
minenameis: (Quiet Resolve)
From: [personal profile] minenameis
A 'sleepover'? Aye, I suppose thou can calleth it by such a name.

[But why do you look so shocked by the idea Natsume?? Poor Frog can only fathom that the prospect of living in an underground burrow wasn't particularly enticing...]

It will not be much... but thou art welcome to visit as thou please.

Date: 2016-08-02 07:43 am (UTC)
minenameis: (Smile Froge)
From: [personal profile] minenameis
...I see. Then it is a part of thy culture in thy world.

[The smile touches the little frog's heart, but there is a mix of sadness in there somewhere too. See the light beams radiating from his head, mingled with some grey cloud? That it should be such a familiar concept to Natsume, and yet he had never once done it before himself gave Frog some idea of just how isolated he must have been back home.]

Indeed! I shalt be back and forth until the place is ready, but beyond that, thou art always welcome. Mayhap it shalt be larger than before... I hath secured an extra door at the very least.


Date: 2016-08-02 02:58 am (UTC)
likescaves: (legacy)
From: [personal profile] likescaves
I've got something for you when you've got the time. I'd prefer to meet you in private, though, so come see me at my apartment or let me know when I can stop by.


Date: 2016-08-02 05:41 am (UTC)
likescaves: (oh for crying out loud...)
From: [personal profile] likescaves
[ Oh for heaven's sake, child

Merisia sends a map Natsume's way. Nothing particularly fancy, but easy enough to read. ]

Knock three times when you get here so I know it's you.

Date: 2016-08-02 05:38 pm (UTC)
likescaves: (/sigh)
From: [personal profile] likescaves
[ Merisia slides the lock open and peeks through the door...yep, that's Natsume. Accompanied by his dog, of course. Merisia lifts an eyebrow and opens the door fully, stepping back. ]

C'mon in.

[ She's not one for greetings, as you can see.

Carbuncle, whom had been sitting on the bed, bounds over to say hello to the visiting canine. Hi, friend! 8D

Merisia's apartment isn't all that large. It's studio-sized, and while roomy and well-furnished, it'd feel empty were it not for some scraps of cloth lazily pushed aside to keep the floor clean. Her robe is also hanging on the back of a chair, leaving Merisia in her camise and skirt instead and looking a bit smaller than she usually does as a result.

There's also a small, wrapped package on the end table near the bed. Huh. ]

Date: 2016-08-04 02:28 am (UTC)
likescaves: (all around me are familiar faces)
From: [personal profile] likescaves
[ While Carbuncle and Kyan-san are engaged in play-fighting, Merisia pauses for a moment to blink at Natsume, her cheeks turning a little red before looking away. ]

It's just what I wear when I'm at home. It's nothing special.

[ Merisia, it's very slimming on you, just take the compliment, geez.

She plucks the package up from the end of the bed and hands it to Natsume. ]

Here. It's for you.

[ It's...a rather bulky package. But inside is a large, fluffy coat. ]

Date: 2016-08-04 06:49 pm (UTC)
likescaves: (I almost feel sorry for you.)
From: [personal profile] likescaves
[ no never

Merisia quirks an eyebrow, folding her arms and sighing. ]

I've never seen someone so excited to receive a box...

You can thank me once you've seen what's inside the package, Blondie.

[ Carbuncle, though? He's just gonna happily squeak anyway. ]
Edited Date: 2016-08-04 06:49 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-08-05 04:28 am (UTC)
likescaves: (You did WHAT?)
From: [personal profile] likescaves

[ Of all the reactions Merisia was expecting, that was not one of them. Carbuncle lets out a worried wail and hurries over to Natsume's side while Merisia grabs one of his shoulders. ]

Blon-Natsume, what is it?

[ Although her tone is as stern as usual, the underlying kindness is still clearly conveyed. She honestly doesn't know how to handle this sort of situation; comforting people isn't exactly her area of expertise. ]

Date: 2016-08-05 06:47 am (UTC)
likescaves: (At least we tried...)
From: [personal profile] likescaves
[ Natsume's words take a moment to sink in. Merisia hadn't had a lot of gifts in her lifetime, no, but she'd still receive the occasional gift, typically from her sibling or - later - from Emerek. It wasn't a foreign concept to her, and she'd hardly thought much of it. For Natsume to react like this was...not something she was prepared for, let alone knew how to handle. If he'd been more...normal about it, she'd had plenty of dismissive comments to keep him from getting too mushy on her. But this?

She had no idea what to do with this. But she'll do her best anyway.

Carbuncle trills warmly, jumping up to rest both paws against Natusme's leg so he can better lean against him for comfort. Merisia, meanwhile, loosens her grip on the boy, instead resting her hand on his shoulder for lack of not really knowing what else to do with it. ]

...w-well, I know it's still the summer, but it's going to be getting cold sooner or later. I wasn't sure if you had anything warm to wear, so I saved up a few extra sylvs for the materials and, well...

[ The reason Merisia hasn't been so out-and-about lately? She's been working on this for you, buddy. ]

Thought you could use something like it, so. Here you are.

[ Wow, she's great at this. ]

Date: 2016-08-05 04:55 pm (UTC)
likescaves: (d'awww you're clueless aren't you)
From: [personal profile] likescaves
[ Merisia gently pulls over a chair. You're gonna want to sit down at some point, kiddo. ]

Of course I did. I just...wanted to get you something good, and it's easier and cheaper for me to just do that myself than to trust any of the stores here to be up to par. So...

[ Yeah, she's just. Grasping for excuses. Stop being so nice, geez, you're confusing her.

Finally, though, she lets out a sigh. ]

I'm, ah. I'm glad you like it.

Date: 2016-08-05 09:38 pm (UTC)
likescaves: (Yeah.)
From: [personal profile] likescaves
[ The young Arcanist twitches a little. Between Natsume and a certain Shepherd, she's got enough kids sparkling at her to last her the rest of the Seventh Umbral Era. She has no idea how to handle this.

Buuut she's gonna do the best she can, for Natsume's sake. ]

Just looking out for you, kid.

[ To that end, she's gonna reach over and mercilessly ruffle his hair a bit. ]

Can't always be there when you're getting in scrapes, so... 'least I can do is make sure you stay warm once it gets cold out.

Date: 2016-08-06 05:11 am (UTC)
likescaves: (You're alright.)
From: [personal profile] likescaves
[ It's not frequent that Merisia sports a warm smile, but now is one of those times. It is, of course, laced with her usual confidence and wit, but it's there all the same. In fact, the room itself seems to warm a little as well, and the colors around them seem to brighten a little. ]

Pfft, of course you can. It's yours, after all.

[ She did her best to make it nice and comfy, too, not just warm. It'll definitely get the job done when winter comes. ]

Date: 2016-08-06 08:06 pm (UTC)
likescaves: (/amused)
From: [personal profile] likescaves
[ The way Natsume just sinks into the collar of the coat is just adorable. Carbuncle lets out a loud trill of approval while Merisia takes a seat on the bed and folds her arms, more relaxed than she's been in a while. ]

It looks great on you. I might even go as far as to say you'll be the most handsome young man this winter.

[ She's only mostly teasing him. It actually does look good on him. That, and it seems happiness is highly contagious right now.

Protect Natsume at all costs. ]
Edited Date: 2016-08-06 08:50 pm (UTC)

Voice | Ring Ring Natsume 12/09 whatever works??

Date: 2016-09-12 11:48 am (UTC)
minenameis: (Back Turned)
From: [personal profile] minenameis
[While Frog isn't currently resident in Natsume's humble abode right now (instead out on one of his usual daytime excursions), he might find a familiar sensation entering his mind as the froggy calls upon him via crystal.

Should he tune into it, he'll hear Frog calling.]

Natsume? Tell me, art thou busy this coming afternoon?


Date: 2016-09-14 05:14 pm (UTC)
minenameis: (Uncertainty)
From: [personal profile] minenameis
[Are you sure about that Natsume because it definitely sounded like he was just interrupting something... Cue audible throat croaking clearing as Frog gathers his thoughts again.]

Well... wouldst thou be willing to join me for an outing? 'tis not healthy to spend too much time alone indoors. Let us share food and drink together, while the weather remains fine.

Date: 2016-09-15 06:12 pm (UTC)
minenameis: (Smile Froge)
From: [personal profile] minenameis
[Careful what you start projecting, Natsume, or Frog will have some even more interesting questions for you! But no, instead he's hit with the sheer sensation of hope from the boy, and sends back his own eager reply.]

Aye! Thou couldst call it that. I feel that both of us may benefit from some time to relax. What say thee?

Date: 2016-09-17 05:54 pm (UTC)
minenameis: (Amused Froge)
From: [personal profile] minenameis
[Honestly, Frog's not sure if he's ready for that talk either Natsume... don't make him do it!!

In any case, he'll send over a mental image of a spot by the lake that he has in mind, a shady spot they can rest under the trees but still nearby the water.]

Very well. Meet me by the lake this afternoon. I look forward to it.

Date: 2016-09-19 05:55 pm (UTC)
minenameis: (Smile Froge)
From: [personal profile] minenameis
[D'awww Natsume! You should be excited, Frog wants you to be excited and have something to look forward to!

As far as picnics go though, he didn't have a wealth of experience... it wasn't something he really got to do as a kid and now as a frog, there was even less of a chance anyone would want to sit out with him with some snacks. All the more reason to go for it now that he had someone who didn't look upon him as a monster!

However, due to his inexperience, Frog wasn't exactly sure what he should bring with him. He spent the rest of the morning shopping for food and drink that he thought might be to either of their tastes and hops off to the lake to meet the lad with a basket full of goods in his hand. Later than Natsume, the amphibious man is rather surprised to see that he was already there, but in a way he was glad. It just showed how eager Natsume was to meet him.]

'tis good to see thee here, Natsume. Part of me wondered if thou wouldst change thy mind before the afternoon arrived.

Date: 2016-09-21 07:00 pm (UTC)
minenameis: (Hehehe)
From: [personal profile] minenameis
[Well, Natsume certainly seems to be doing better at least. Frog's glad to hear it and offers him a warm smile of his own.]

...worry not. I am just glad to see thee in a better mood.

[With that, he sets down the basket and opens it to reveal an array of small cakes and savouries. Baked goods made for a good picnic, right? And they'd looked and smelled so nice, he was sure it would cheer Natsume up if he needed it.]

Now then, help thyself to whatever thou please! 'tis not something I am often privy to, so I hope mine offerings art suitable for a picnic.

Date: 2016-09-22 08:07 am (UTC)
minenameis: (Say ahhhh)
From: [personal profile] minenameis
There is no need to apologise. Thou hath been through much, 'tis only natural.

[There's one other thing hidden in Frog's basket that he wants to surprise Natsume with, but it's currently wrapped in tissue paper and tucked into a corner. He'll reveal it in due time, but allow Frog to take a look in your own basket now, Natsume! The treats inside might not be perfect but he wouldn't recognise them anyway. However they were supposed to be, Frog was curious to try them!]

Ah, I hath not seen such treats before... mayhap they art a staple of thy homeland?

[sometime early june - by the actual mail post]

Date: 2017-06-05 03:18 pm (UTC)
lionroll: im tired of coping my journal name dang it (171)
From: [personal profile] lionroll
[Hunk has handwritten notes to be sent out by the postman who requested letters to send. While he never got the strangers name, a mental image seemed good enough for the postman to find Natsume.]


My name is Hunk and I'm writing today to formally apologize for my behavior to you last month. I was one of those whose amulets was stolen, and during that time I did some mean things. I feel terrible that our first meeting was me giving you a jacked up cookie. I am really not that kind of person, and I would love to have the chance to make things up to you. Please, let me know if you'd like to meet up for coffee, or anything else you'd like to have.


06/07; letter

Date: 2017-07-03 01:43 am (UTC)
gottacatch: (in the food chain)
From: [personal profile] gottacatch
[ hey hey Natsume, have a letter from a messenger bird in Red's wonderful home language, readable thanks to magical emotion world. ]


How have you been since the mess with Elios? I hope you've been okay and it wasn't too bad for you. How about Kyan-san? Is he fine?

Helisium is coming up soon! That's the festival you got that really elaborate costume for. We should check out the food again!


[ Why is he sending a letter? ???? who knows. ]

06/07; letter

Date: 2017-07-05 05:06 pm (UTC)
gottacatch: (mouth like medicine)
From: [personal profile] gottacatch

You don't know if you're aging? I'm pretty sure people age while they're here. How old do I look to you? I don't think I look the same as I did when I first got here. [ But now....he wonders....does he.... ]

Do you know what you'll go as? Glenn had a fun costume last year. I want to see what I can get away with this time... how about I go as a waiter again? I don't think I'll want to go all the nights anyway. The daytime has more to do!

[ Can't even be bothered to sign his name this time. ]

Date: 2017-07-06 06:08 pm (UTC)
gottacatch: (music tunes)
From: [personal profile] gottacatch
[ #rockingthe18thcentury ]

You can always get a dress maker to help you decide again! I'll ask Glenn next time I see him if he plans to go.

Oh yeah, let's meet up sometime and catch up properly. Writing is boring compared to face-to-face and eating pastries or cake together. Or new food! And old. Anything's good to eat when you have company with you.

We can even eat out and Kyan-san and Jolteon can play! I need to treat you since you just had a birthday too!


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