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[Action] - Valentine's Day Chocolate
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[Agent Six, Alphonse Elric, Axel, Batman, Blurr, Caesar Salazar, Death, Drift, Edward Elric, England, Hikaru Hitachiin, Jetstorm, Johann Trinity, Lelouch vi Britannia, Mao, Michael Trinity, Mitham, Optimus Prime, Peter Parker, Ratchet, Rex Salazar, Rion Steiner, Sanji, Sideswipe, Skyfire, Sora, Sqwydd, Suzaku Kururugi, V, William Jesse Grant, Wing, and Zevran Aranai all get a special delivery early in the morning. A small plate features a single chocolate cupcake filled with chocolate whipped cream, and surrounded by small pieces of dark chocolate molded in the shape of boxy 50's-style robots. They would have been truffles, but considering how much trouble the truffles from last year were, Orihime thought solid chocolate might be better received. Included is a pink card with a simple 'Happy Valentine's Day!' message, signed from Orihime.]

[The last person on her delivery route gets something just a bit nicer, as well as an actual knock on the door instead of a dump-and-run. A triple-layer chocolate cake studded with raspberries and mint leaves is held carefully in her arms as she stands on Souji's doorstep, grinning from ear to ear.]

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[Souji opens the door and does an admirable job of making eye contact with Orihime rather than staring at the cake.]

Good morning.

[PRESENT CAKE! Just try to avoid looking at it now.]

Good morning! Happy Valentine's Day! You didn't have a locker, so...

[She's still pretty hyped. Her first real chocolate gift to a boy! And this time it's not just complimentary 'you're my friend and also a guy' chocolate!]

You could eat it for breakfast, if you wanted to, hee hee!

[Yeah that's not going to happen.]

I might. [He accepts the cake.]

We're on for movies this evening, right?

Maybe! If there's something we want to see, then definitely. If not, I thought I could show you my treehouses and teach you to swing on vines!

[Orihime's idea of a 'fun date' is far from average.]

I got pretty good at it.

That's...I don't have trouble picturing that.

> The fact that you don't kind of weirds you out, but nevertheless.

[She laughs, rubbing the back of her head sheepishly.]

To tell the truth, I haven't really been on many dates...I guess you knew that already...so I'm not sure which sorts of things you do and don't do. So if anything is too strange, please tell me!

--Oh, there's an ice skating rink that Lelouch made too, if you wanted to try that!

Nothing sounds too strange so far.

Although I have no idea how to ice skate.

Really?

[He seemed like the type who knew how to do everything! Her grin grows a little wider.]

That might end up being really funny then, hee hee!

[Okay okay, she's just kidding. Orihime offers her hand.]

I could teach you?

[Souji takes her hand with the one not holding her cake.]

Learning new things is always good. I might embarass myself, though.

Ha ha! I can't really see that happening.

[Besides, she kind of likes the idea of skating slowly, hand in hand. This is turning out to be an even better date idea than vine-swinging, and she didn't think that was possible! She squeezes his hand with a grin as they start to leave.]

Hey, did you want to come in and split this cake before we...

> You trail off as you remember the last time you shared a cake with a girl alone in your room.

...let's eat it on the way.

[Orihime looks back at him expectantly during his pause. She's all for eating cake. But he decides to eat it on the way, and she grins and nods, oblivious of the thoughts that just flashed through his mind.]

Okay! You can practice cutting it with your Bending, ne?

[Souji nods, clearing his mind to concentrate]

I think I can make forks, too...

Ha ha, probably! I don't mind eating cake with my hands, though!

[Unsurprising. Still, she's curious to see what he can do. It's been a while since she's actually seen him use Bending.]

[Souji clears his mind and focuses on a circle splitting into eighths. His mind goes to the Tower arcana and Hassou Tobi for simple associative reasons - the little cards that appear to Angelii when he Bends reflect this - though he focuses hard away from the destructive Persona.]

[In the end, he ends up with a cake cut into sevenths, somehow.]

...I couldn't do that if I tried...

But you did try! Good job!

[She laughs, both amused and impressed. Not bad at all!]

You're getting the hang of Bending, then?

I think so. The little stuff and Persona, anyway.

[She smiles, and takes a slice of cake.]

You got a bunch of new ones after that reality storm, didn't you?

[And that reminds her...]

I still have mine, I think. Could you teach me how to use it sometime?

It's more like I remembered how it felt to get different ones, so I can Bend that now. Still not sure how to fuse them, though...

And yeah. I can give some pointers, but you're probably better off just Bending normally compared to what I'll be able to teach you. Hikoboshi, right?

Oh, you remembered!

[It's kind of hard not to, considering their names. She's also got an odd Persona, as most others tend to reflect their own gender. Hikoboshi is definitely male, though.]

Well, you never know when it'll come in handy. There are some places, like in Helix, where Bending just doesn't work. And sometimes there are storms that will cancel out Bending too. So it's always good to have a back up!

Yeah, I guess it would still work...I'll definitely help you out.

Thank you very much!

[She beams, then looks forward again, adopting a goofy starry-eyed grin.]

Besides, he looks pretty cool. I'm curious to see what he can do!

[Video] ... the cute... asdfsdfasdf my teeth WHAT HAPPENED TO MY TEETH

[It takes a while for Caesar to discover the chocolates, but when he does, he can't help but smile. If it wasn't Orihime, he might be concerned that this was flirting, but he knows much better than that with her. She just likes giving people things.

So when he goes to thank her, he's grinning.
]

I found the chocolates. Thank you, Orihime! I'm afraid I don't have anything to give you in turn, but I'll find something. Or make it.

[You'll have to explain the concept of White Day to him. He doesn't know about it.]

[Video] Teeth are overrated!

I don't want anything in return! It's traditional for girls to give their guy friends chocolate on Valentine's Day, and you're definitely a friend and a guy!

Is that a Japanese thing? Usually Valentine's Day is for mutual friendship or for lovers...

[Caesar is definitely confused.]

I'm not sure how everyone else does it, but maybe! White Day, on March 14th, is usually when guys give girls chocolate. And you don't have to be lovers, I don't think!

[Because they're definitely not.]

Ah! That explains it, then. I'll have to remember come March. Any requests?

[Yeaaaaaah. They're definitely not.]

I'm not sure what your specialty is, so I'll leave it to you. Thank you very much!

I don't have a specialty... but I suppose this is enough of a warning to come up with one! You'll just have to see what I come up with, then.

I look forward to it!

[She does, too. CHOCOLATE!]

[Well...it's a nice thought! And a very well-decorated cupcake. He'll probably give his to Ed in the meantime since he still takes to his armored form, but the least he can do is keep the card and send a message back.

Sometimes Bending does make things easier.

Alphonse sends back a little card as well, red instead of pink, reading 'Thanks - and a Happy Valentine's Day to you!'
]

[She means well! And though she knows he can't eat, she thought he would have felt bad if Ed was the only one who got chocolate. At the very least the chocolate robots are nice to look at. Nonetheless, she loves her card, and she pins it to the board on her wall to brighten up the dreary February days.]

[Six isn't that much of a fan of chocolate, but he'll leave it out for Holiday or Rex to munch on once he's made certain it's not poisoned.]

[However, he does send a message to Orihime. He might as well be nice since she keeps doing all this. Even if it does unnerve him.]


Thanks.


You're welcome! ♥

[It's a short time before a certain speedster will head out of his bunk, feeling more or less lazy this day, but as soon as he opens his door to leave, he will notice the gift sitting there, waiting for him.]

[After bending to pick it up, he finds the note and... d'awwww, Orihime. He is amused with the robot shape of the chocolate.]

[Here, have a private message for you, little human.]

Orihime, I found your gift. Thank you very much. That was sweet of you. Creative, too. Did you have Cybertronians on your mind today?

You're welcome! And I suppose I did, a little. I've just always really liked robots, so I wanted to make chocolate ones, hee hee!

Chocolate robots... You know, that gives me an idea for energon gels shaped like crystals. It would be just too weird to have them shaped like robots, given I am a robot. Don't humans have cookies shaped like animals?

Mm! And trees, and stars, and hearts, and people... There are cookie shapes for just about anything!

[Sanji is THRILLED, beyond words, to have received chocolate from Orihime. He made up a quick box of white chocolates and petit fours for her in return, drizzling designs of hearts and flowers on them, leaving them in a box wrapped with a red ribbon, and a tag, on her doorstep.]

[The tag reads: "I thank you for the Valentine's gift, Orihime-chwan! ♥ Please humbly receive these gifts in return as a sign of my love and devotion~! ♥ Your slave to love, Sanji. ♥"]

[THE BEST EARLY WHITE DAY PRESENT EVERRRRRRR!!! You better believe she loved the chocolates and mini-cakes to pieces and ate every last bite.]

[And then she volleys back the favor with some sort of fruit crisp made from an unidentified harvest in Helix. She doesn't know what the fruit is called, but it's tart and sweet and makes for an excellent cobbler. And there's a tag for him too attached to it.]

["Thank you for the return gifts, Sanji-san! Please not-so-humbly receive my thanks for your thanks with this cobbler. It's really good with ice cream!"]

[MORE GIFTS FROM ORIHIME-CHAN! Sanji was thrilled, spinning happily around his room. And that tart! So interesting, so different! What sort of fruit had been in that?! He couldn't identify it.]

[Forgoing another round of sending items with notes, he fiddled around with his communicator for a moment, before sending out a text message.]

My beautiful Orihime-chan ♥

Thank you ever-so-much for that delicious cobbler. It was sweet, and delicate... it reminded me muchly of you, Orihime-chan~! ♥ I haven't ever tasted anything like it! What fruits did you use for it? May I have the recipe, please?

Ha ha please don't eat me too!

I don't know what the fruit is called. It looks kind of like a blue tomato. I'll bring you some next time I visit Helix. You should visit the fields outside the city there when you can, there are all kinds of fruits and vegetables and other kinds of plants growing there. You could probably make some great dishes with them!

I didn't have an exact recipe, so I'll just send what I remember in a rough estimate.

Attachment: Recipe_frtcbblr.txt

I could never eat you, Orihime-chan! Although I am sure you are the sweetest, and most delicious of all fruits in the world!

hmm... These fields sound very interesting! I must indeed go visit them at some point. Perhaps it can be a date~! ♥

Thank you for the recipe, Orihime-chan! I shall experiment with it, and see what I can come up with.

Your humble servant,
Sanji

[ooc: backtagging, backtagging, whee! ♪]

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