espersions: (party at Minamoto's)
Hyoubu Kyousuke ([personal profile] espersions) wrote2014-12-22 08:00 pm
souredsweet: jackandtink (tide out)

[personal profile] souredsweet 2015-03-28 02:17 am (UTC)(link)
[At least he has some manners... But Kaoru definitely doesn't seem pleased about the sudden space invasion, even though Hyoubu had been invited in. Just come in like a normal person!! Or as normal as a person going through the window can be-!

There's also some strong displeasure present about having someone appear behind him that goes a little beyond regular paranoia, as Hyoubu will likely be able to tell. Though Kaoru manages to turn without flinching, it's clear that all guards are up, like it's instinctively expected that an attack will follow. When one doesn't come... well, Kaoru still seems pretty guarded, but that's pretty much the default State of Being™ for this punk.

A smile follows, fleeting and apologetic.]

...You'll forgive my reluctance, I hope? I'm certain that you're a perfectly fine gentleman, but such fears are difficult to overcome.
souredsweet: cupnoodles (take a bow)

[personal profile] souredsweet 2015-03-28 08:57 pm (UTC)(link)
[Displeased and distrustful: the Kaoru Nagumo story.

Which is to say that despite the apology and the declaration that he isn't an enemy, there still isn't a scrap of reassurance present. Hearing something like that at all seems to create an unhappy discomfort too, so a quick fall-back is made to the one Tried and True™ method of coping with just about anything: a pretty smile.]

It's all right - you just startled me a little, that's all. Thank you for your consideration... [Glancing over toward the window box.] Those flowers are very fragile, so I'm certain that the stems would have broken if it fell, or the petals would have shed.

Still, saying such a thing... ["I'm not a fine gentleman" WELL NO, NOT AT ALL. But he hasn't been as difficult to deal with as some people either, so:] You've been pleasant to me, so I must at least thank you for that.
Edited 2015-03-28 20:58 (UTC)
souredsweet: jackandtink (serenities)

[personal profile] souredsweet 2015-03-31 11:34 pm (UTC)(link)
[This punk is just naturally freakishly paranoid pretty much 24/7... If there's no real reason to be paranoid, a reason is created through fixation even if nothing is there.

But Hyoubu isn't wrong in guessing that there are indeed several enemies from home here, even if they haven't been causing him much trouble... Okita Souji aside, of course - but Okita is always the exception. Kaoru's fingers thread together neatly, and the smile fades a little in response to that suggestion.]

It's kind of you to offer such a thing, sir... [Kaoru doesn't really understand it. People don't ever offer something for nothing; no one helps "just because". There's some sort of catch here that hasn't been found yet, and Kaoru doesn't particularly want to.]

Still, a little unpleasant behavior is nothing that I can't handle on my own. I should say that I've been lucky enough to avoid most of it in the first place, so it's fine.
souredsweet: cupnoodles (your eyes get darker every day)

[personal profile] souredsweet 2015-04-10 09:28 pm (UTC)(link)
[There's an initial concern that this person actually knows Okita Souji - is maybe even on good terms with him - because that seems the most reasonable thing (and because Kaoru's luck has always been pretty shitty). But combined with the other things that Hyoubu just seems to know, Kaoru's sharp enough to start putting two and two together more fully. Mind-readers and telekinetics don't exist where Kaoru comes from and Hyoubu is the first he's met though, so there's no word to put to it - just a general sense of wariness and irritation.

Of course, there's no use denying his very correct answer either way, so:]

You know that because...?