[Haruko hadn't remembered there being mushrooms here before. That being the case, there was only one logical thing to do.
She should, of course, take a taste of them. What could possibly go wrong with that? Hell, she'll even make something with them and put them in the fridge for later, either for her or for whoever else gets to them before her.
She blinked as she stepped out of the house. This wasn't Mayfield. Wasn't the town she'd been in for the last month. This?
Was Mabase. She was back in Mabase and she was right outside Ta-kun's house yet again. Looking just like she left it. She went back in, only to find it the same as it had always been, at least when she had been there.
She shrugged. What the hell ever. It wasn't like it was the first time reality seemed bizarre, but hey. She could dig it.]
[Action - In front of 2237 Stevens]
[If you're passing by, you'll notice a woman talking to a trash can. Rather obnoxiously, too. Whatever conversation she's having with it, it isn't a pleasant one.]
Yeah well that's just you isn't it? I know what I'm doing. If you don't like it, tough cookies for you, huh?
[Haruko was one for talking to herself. Hell, she'd do it quite a bit as a means of amusing herself if there was no one present at the moment to annoy. But usually it was just, you know. Her.
Usually, she wasn't looking at a little version of herself. A child version of herself, although dressed the way she usually was. The clothes were loose fitting on the child, helmet almost covering her eyes. But when the child smiled up at Haruko it was the same obnoxious smile Haruko knew she usually wore when she tormented people. She didn't know until just now HOW annoying it was to see.]
You sure seem happy, huh? Chasing him here and there and everywhere.
Yeah, I am happy. Funny how that works, y'know? [Haruko put her hands on her hips, eyes starting to narrow in irritation. Little shit. Who did she think she was talking to?] Besides, he can't run forever. He's boned. I'll get 'im in the end and that's just that. Slurp his power up like a slushie.
Reeeeaaallly? [God. A child shouldn't be able to draw words out like that.] You're really persistent huh? That's good! It means you'll accomplish a lot.
What've you accomplished in the last hundred of years chasing him?
[Haruko's face moves into a look of mock surprise, making an "ooooooh" sound the entire time.] Woooooow you got me there, huh? Guess I'll just pack it up and call it quits. Besides, I've accomplished a lot, thank you very much.
Yeah? Like what? C'mon, don't let me down grown up me.
Y'know, you'd think little girls would be all sugar and spice. I sure was. I know I was the cutest little kid ever. So how about you act like it.
You're dodging the question.
There's nothing to dodge. I'm on the road to getting him. It's just a matter of time.
You'll never catch him.
Yes, I will. [Haruko just rolls her eyes at that, shooting a bored look at the trashcan.] That it? You done?
I don't know.
Are you done using up everyone you meet? I'll be done then.
So you know. Never.
[Haruko just stands there, looking blank faced for a moment. Staring at the girl. Staring at the trash can, that's taken a different form in her delusions. And then she kicks it down before walking away in a huff. Angry.]
[As you're going about your day, get ready to get shoved on your ass as Haruko stalks down the street. It's debatable if she even notices you, and if she does it certainly isn't as anything more than an annoyance who's dumb enough to stand in her way. So shoved you get, as she starts shouting down the street.]
Hey! Hey! Oh, cute! That's really cute, Ta-kun! Real mature.
[God knows who Ta-kun is, because she doesn't seem to be screaming at, well, anyone.
But she can see him. It wasn't even hard to find him, it being his home town and all. She'd seen him leave the house while she'd been dicking around outside.
When he didn't react to her, she knew something was wrong. And so, she'd been following him down the street ever since, calling out. Playfully, at first, and then slowly more aggressive.
How dare he ignore her. How is he even doing it? He couldn't ignore her to save his life, for god's sake. He liked her too much. She made sure he liked her too much. It was kind of necessary to con him. But now the con was done, and really it didn't matter that he was here. There was nothing more to get from him.
So what did she care if he kept walking away. She didn't care. She didn't care at all.
She was just yelling because she was trying to talk to him.]
Ignoring me? Rude. See how many girls attention you get that way, they love being ignored.
How about you even see if I care, Ta-kun?
[Congrats, next person in front of her. You get to get tripped.]
[Hey, you hear that?
That is a very, very pissed off pink-haired woman running at you, bass held high behind her head as she charges straight for you.
Because in her eyes? Your body is blazing with unnatural energy. You're not even really standing, for god's sake, you're just barely floating off the ground.
And your ass is hers.]
YOUR POWER IS MINE!