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More footsteps came, these ones measured, more deliberate. She knew whose they were, and didn't look up to greet their owner when he stopped at her side. "I got us bentos," Seishirou said evenly.

"... Thanks." A plastic box appeared in front of Hokuto's face. She took it and Seishirou sat down beside her. The bento was a cheap combini one warm to the touch. Seishirou must have gotten someone to heat it up. "I don't think we're supposed to eat here," said Hokuto softly.

"I won't tell if you don't." He had already opened his bento and was beginning to eat. The smell of teriyaki made Hokuto's mouth water -- maybe she was hungry after all. And she needed to keep up her strength. Popping the lid, she snapped the chopsticks and began to eat.

An uneasy quiet followed filled only with the sounds of chewing. Something in Hokuto abstractly marvelled at it given that morning. If she hadn't been crying or screaming Subaru's name she had been pinning down nurses demanding to know what happened, where her brother was, his condition, who was taking care of him and anything else that popped into her head. Asking questions made her feel like she was doing something. She had probably caused the hospital staff a lot of trouble. Thankfully Seishirou had been there and calm enough to keep her from breaking down completely.

Very calm.

Carefully, Hokuto turned to look at Seishirou, the first time today that she was paying him any real close attention. He sat casually, focused on his food as he ate. His hair was neat, his glasses polished, and his black suit only slightly rumpled after a whole day's wear. For all that Seishirou was nine years older Hokuto had never felt the age gap between them other than as something to tease about, but now she found herself profoundly grateful that he as an adult could take charge while she cried like her world was ending. At the same time, that gratitude made her defensive. Seishirou was not someone she wanted to look vulnerable in front of. She couldn't afford to because, because ...

Chopsticks up, chopsticks down. Hokuto watched his steady hands. For a man who had seen his lover stabbed by a madwoman, Seishirou was remarkably composed.


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Big change over at chez Leareth with yet another change of continent on the way, but after a whirlwind week of mad packing and cleaning I'm looking forward to a long break to relax, catch up with a whole lot of reading/TV/anime, and of course, writing. (Suddenly ND22 is no longer looking quite so intimidating.) And travel. I'll be returning to New York next week, and this time extending my travels out to Washington DC and Boston, so if anyone has any recommendations for things to do or see (or if you're interested in meeting up!), leave a message!

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Date: 2014-09-27 06:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] momijizukamori
I'm in the Boston area, if you want to grab dinner and make fun of tumblr Seishirou apologists or something *g*

My Boston recs are always the nerdy ones - the Museum of Science and the Aquarium are perpetually AMAZING, and the MFA is nice although nowhere on the scale of the Met in NYC. The North End is also always worth a visit, if only to inhale the scent of delicious Italian food everywhere. And Mike's Pastry is basically a Boston cultural institution and the canoli are so good.

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Date: 2014-10-01 06:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] leareth
Sure! I'm in Boston November 10-13, though the Sunday is for a wedding :) perhaps a lunch or dinner on the Friday? I'm staying in or near the Chinatown area IIRC.

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Date: 2014-10-06 04:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] momijizukamori

That should be doable! I know a great fancy dessert restaurant (that also has light dinner options) with a Harvard Square location, right near the Harvard red line stop.

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Date: 2014-10-09 01:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] leareth
Excellent! I'll figure out the transport system I'm sure :) Amtrak is dropping me in Boston about 3pm tomorrow. In the chance you have twitter that's been the best way to keep track of me and updates (and various hilarious travel observations): @_leareth.

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Date: 2014-10-09 02:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] momijizukamori

It's not super-complicated, we have a lot less lines than, say, NYC. I'll see if I can get a reservation for seven-ish.

My twitter is totally neglected but [personal profile] momijizukamori there too

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Date: 2014-09-27 10:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sealandangel
Leareth you amazing goddess im on the edge of my seat!

I'm about an hour away from boston pooo id love to meet you one day so i could just HUG you for your amazing writing skills

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Date: 2014-10-01 06:33 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] leareth
*laughs* well, I'm in Boston the weekend of Oct 10-13 and some of that time is for a wedding, so see how things work out!

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Date: 2014-10-02 07:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sealandangel
i will do my best! but I'm dead serious when I say it was reading Nukume Dori that inspired me to start writing again and got me involved with the sei sub fandom as deep as I am.

if you cant tell im the same one on tumblr that requested the dvd commentary on nukume dori ^_^ i use the same alias almost everywhere

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