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xx {Asphodel} The Winner's Reward
« Thread started on: May 16th, 2008, 7:02pm »

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The restaurant had recently opened up and the moment Ayame received word on it, she instantly made a reservation for two. It was one of her favorite restaurants, a place that bestowed one of the best tasting dishes made by man: and that dish was cheesecake.

Simply thinking about it caused Ayame's stomach to growl. It was her first time ever having the chance to eat at a cheesecake factory. She could only imagine what waited in store for her. Her heart felt as if it was ready to burst with excitement. She had only heard of the rumors that revolved around the Cheesecake Factory. It was one of the finest restaurants in town.

Yet, what made this evening more thrilling was the chance to spend it with Asphodel, her best friend. And even though Ayame won the little basketball game they had earlier, it was still considered an honor to treat her friend to a night on the town.

She waited at the front of the door way to the restaurant, dressed in a more suitable outfit designed for such an occasion. Her eyes peered through the passing crowds, looking for a familiar face.
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« Reply #1 on: May 17th, 2008, 5:16pm »

((OOC: First of all, I cracked up when the picture loaded. And I kind of assumed that they went there separately or something because you had Ayame scan the crowd. Correct me if I'm wrong.))

Asphodel ran through the streets, dodging people as she passed, long black pigtails streaming behind her. A broad smile spread across her face: she had a feeling that the dark red flats would have been a good choice for that day. Bright red ribbons held up her thick, dark hair.

The red ribbons and shoes and natural pink of her lips were perhaps the only color on her: dark hair, pale skin, silver-gray eyes, a white dress with black ruffles and lace, white wristbands, and black and white striped socks that rose past her knees.

She skidded to a halt in front of one of the most magnificent buildings that she had ever seen. She couldn't recall having passed it by on her last trip to the Strip with Azami-chan. Had she merely missed it, or had she perhaps lost another important memory?

Asphodel shook her head, dark hair whipping around her, tossing the thought aside as she took out a slip of paper from the small white purse she held in her hands. The Cheesecake Factory. This was the place.

But it couldn't be.

As if she didn't already feel badly enough about having lost her little wager with Ayame...don't tell her the other girl was planning on paying for dinner at a place like this. She glanced up again, gray eyes wide, her small purse hooked around her wrist and a slip of crinkled paper in her hand.
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« Reply #2 on: May 17th, 2008, 8:00pm »

Hands clutched together, holding them next to her stomach while Ayame paced by the door, hazel eyes peering through the crowds ever so often as if she was going to miss seeing Asphodel. Her heart fluttered in her chest and her stomach twisted in knots. The music in the restarant was appealing but nothing was more tempting than the aroma of cheesecake filling the streets.

Why am I so nervous? She scolded herself while making her way to the door. She was about to go ahead on inside and see if Asphodel had already been seated. Her hand gripped the door handle on the entrance but something caught her attention.

A smile curled on the corner of her lips as she saw the familiar glimpse of hair seeping through the bustling crowds that swarmed the parking lot. At first, she was uncertain if they would be able to find each other since it was such a busy night. But the crowd was not enough to keep her from spotting her friend.

The dress she wore was simply amazing. Ayame's eyes lit up with surprise, noticing the detail etched into the fabric of the dress and the ribbons that danced in the wind. It took her but a few moments to approach Asphodel, pushing her way through the crowds quietly before slipping her hands up behind the girl and placing the palm of her hands over the other's eyes. A small laughter could be heard as she leaned forward against the tips of her toes.

She leaned, whispering to her friend. "Guess who."


{OOC: I figured you'd like that. XD I couldn't resist.}
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« Reply #3 on: May 17th, 2008, 8:44pm »

((OOC: Lol, definitely appreciated it.. XD ))

Someone approached her from behind and she let out a terrified squeal as hands cupped over her eyes.

Asphodel immediately dropped the slip of paper from her hands and heard her nice white purse fall onto the floor. Her heart thudded in panic.

She didn't hear the familiar voice. Instead, her arms wrapped around the other person's and, using all her weight, she flung her would-be attacker off her, over her back, and onto the sidewalk.

"A-Ayame?" what had she just done? And another important question: how had she done it?
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« Reply #4 on: May 17th, 2008, 8:55pm »

She never saw it coming. Before she could realize what was going on, she felt her body be lifted from the ground and flung within the air. She saw Asphodel underneath her and soon she was thrown against the pavement. Her body being slammed in the pavement sent a throbbing pain in her back and she was left staring up into the deep pools of Asphodel who was hovering over her.

It took but a moment to gather her thoughts, trying to figure out what just happened. A puzzled expression was clearly written on Ayame's face as she looked up at the girl, laughing nervously. The crowd around them hushed and stopped moving, staring at the two women who caused such a scene.

She just laid there stunned. "Um... hello, Asphodel."
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« Reply #5 on: May 17th, 2008, 9:14pm »

A crowd had formed around them. Crowds, she was used to. She however wasn't used to flipping people onto their backs.

An embarrassed flush rose to Asphodel's cheeks. "Uh...hi, Ayame," she returned the nervous laugh with one of her own, giving a small wave.

She held out a tentative hand to help the other girl up. "Sorry about that, are you alright?" she asked, regaining her cheerful composure. A bubbly laugh rose past her lips. "Hurry up or I'm going to start thinking that you're looking up my skirt or something," she laughed.

Chances of that: nonexistent. But she needed something to lighten the mood. After all, it was her fault things had suddenly become awkward.
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« Reply #6 on: May 17th, 2008, 9:22pm »

A redish tone covered her cheeks at Asphodel's comment and she immediately took the other girl's hand lightly and pulled herself up. Her hands brushed off the dirt and gravel away from her clothes and she straightened her hair.

"Hey, I'm not a pervert." She winked, trying to ignore the fact that Asphodel just proved she was the strongest girl she's ever known. Even though the landing was indeed painful, Ayame was completely blown away by the impressive display of strength: sheer, raw power. It was something she had never seen before and it was definitely attractive.

Clearing her throat, she stepped forward and opened the first door to the restaurant with ease. A hand extended in offering, "Shall we?"
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« Reply #7 on: May 18th, 2008, 7:56pm »

Ayame took the outstretched hand and brushed herself off and a small smile spread across Asphodel's lips at the other girl's comment. "I didn't think so, but you can never be too sure," she laughed.

The other teenager opened the door to the restaurant with ease and offered her a hand.

"You're kidding me...this is where you're taking me? It looks...expensive..." she protested. Admittedly, the protest came out sounding rather weak, but that was beside the point.
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« Reply #8 on: May 18th, 2008, 10:09pm »

{OOC: You know as well as I do that I have no idea what these places look like nor how they 'work'. XD So we'll just go with it, okay? ~lol}

She flashed a smile to the other while she took the other by the hand and led her through the restaurant. Simply stepping through to the entrance was enough to take her breath away. It was indeed crowded but the place was large enough to make it not feel overflowing with people.

A laugh escaped her while hearing the other girl's comment. It was now or never to do everything in her power to impress Asphodel. "You deserve it."
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« Reply #9 on: May 18th, 2008, 11:25pm »

((OOC: Luckily for us, I love this restaurant so I know generally what they look like inside...I think... XD ))

Tiled floors. Tall arched ceilings. Grand columns along the sides.

They walked through a grand hallway and when it opened up, the room was large. A round chestnut-colored counter and a cheerful face greeted them.

Unfortunately, the face belonged to a man. Asphodel clung to Ayame's arm, hiding behind the taller girl.
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« Reply #10 on: May 19th, 2008, 7:41pm »

She had only caught a glimpse of the entrance of the Cheesecake Factory when she made the reservation. Everything else beyond that point was uncharted territory.

The moment she stepped through the place, her heart soared in her chest. This was definitely worth it. Her hand placed over Asphodel's hand subconsciously as they met the greeter.

"Two reservations for Ayame Hiroko, please."

[OOC: LIke I said.. I know NOTHING of what cheescake factories are like.. I have only heard rumors of them from 'my best friend'. ^.~]
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« Reply #11 on: May 25th, 2008, 11:12am »

((OOC: Oh, really? You're best friend told you about it? Whoever it is must be a great person to know about this wonderful restaurant. XD ))

The large room and two men stood beside the round chestnut counter. Asphodel clung more tightly to Ayame's sleeve as her gaze shifted among all three men.

The decorated glass on the chestnut wall behind the half-circle counter gleamed in the light. Flowers, it looked like. If she hadn't been so nervous, the dark-haired girl might have laughed. As it were, she gave a small, nervous giggle.

One of the men took the reservation and Asphodel loosened her grip (only slightly) on the other girl's arm at her touch. Why was she so afraid of them? Of these men? This...they were almost like another species.

She couldn't remember why. And for a fleeting moment, she desperately wanted to know.

They were led through the restaurant. Booths where the seats were lined with velvet-red cloth lined the wall, a small step above the ground. Booths rose above them on both sides as they walked across the tiled -- Asphodel was a bit too busy to pay attention to them -- floors. Simple lights hung over the dark wooden tables, covered with white cloth.

On the other side of the booths, beside another short wall -- over which sat other panels of engraved glass -- were tables of all sorts.

Asphodel had lost herself completely to the grandeur of the room itself (sometimes scrutinizing the quality of the engraved flowers) and almost tripped as she walked along. Again, she was grateful that she had chosen to wear flats.

((OOC: Actually, I just combined the insides of a lot of my favorite restaurants in the description since I haven't been inside a Cheesecake Factory in a long time. Hope you don't mind. You know the drill...tell me if you want me to change it.)
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« Reply #12 on: May 25th, 2008, 12:17pm »

{OOC: I'll be sure to tell her you said that. XD Yeah, she is a great person to put such detail in describing a restaurant. ~_^.}

Her mouth parted slightly as they were led deeper into the restaurant. The detail etched into the walls and the lights glowing in splendor made it seem too unreal: as if stepping into a dream. The fragrance of food flooded her lungs like a sweet gust of wind, sending a warmth of delight through her entire body.

"Wow.." She uttered while stepping deeper into the restaurant, taking notice of everything around her. It was as if stepping into a new world.

Almost every booth was packed with people and tables were bustling with food that had been delivered. Soft music could be heard playing in the background.

Her attention was immediately brought back to Asphodel, feeling the grip tighten on her arm. Is.. she nervous? She questioned curiously, placing her hand back overtop the other's and studied her for a moment.

Ayame had felt more at ease with herself and for once, didn't feel any worry. She had been planning this entire night ever since the game, wondering if she'd make a complete fool out of herself. But ironically, things seemed to be going smoothly and here, Asphodel was, staying by her side and not running away.

She stared at her, all her thoughts circling around her and a smile slowly forming on her face. She was about to say something to the girl but hesitated, seeing the table was waiting for them to be seated.


{OOC: You described it, perfectly. No need for changes ^.^}
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« Reply #13 on: May 25th, 2008, 1:49pm »

((OOC: A great person or just someone with plenty of time on her hands... XD ))

"Wow" seemed like a very good adjective to describe the situation.

She could feel Ayame's eyes glancing down at her but made no move to look up, concentrating only on this moment. Getting to the table and getting rid of the man who was showing them away. Those were her current top priorities.

The table in front of them was open and the man placed menus on the cloth. Asphodel glanced from him to the chair and quickly to Ayame (a smile on the taller girl's lips) before she let go of her grip and ran to her seat, nodding to the man and indicating that he could leave them alone.

But he stood a few moments, waiting for Ayame to be seated as well, expression curious of the strange girl who had just darted past him.
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« Reply #14 on: May 25th, 2008, 3:22pm »

{OOC: Possibly both.. but you know. XD}

This place was definitely beautiful. She had only heard rumors about the Cheesecake Factory from a certain friend. And apparently, her friend was accurate. Ayame truly was impressed. The detail in the walls and the colors were simply amazing. She promised herself once she returned to her room that she would draw a portrait of everything she saw tonight.

As the two were brought to a lone table draped in a white cloth, Ayame felt the grip on her arm release. A brow lifted watching her friend move towards the invited table. Her attention focussed on Asphodel's behavior, indeed finding it a bit odd. She seemed nervous or more like, afraid of something. Ayame had every intention to make her friend feel like a princess tonight, yet seeing her troubled like this caused Ayame to be concerned.

While pulling out Asphodel's seat for her, allowing her friend to sit down, she turned her attention back to the man. It was obvious that this man had caused a change in Asphodel's behavior and the only way to make her friend feel comfortable was to get rid of him.

"Two waters, please." She said to him though she wasn't certain what Asphodel wanted. It was just an excuse to make the waiter leave. The man politely nodded and headed off to the kitchen.

Ayame had sat herself down directly in front of Asphodel comfortably, looking around the place first before taking her attention back to her. She relaxed herself a bit. Indeed, Ayame was a bit nervous being dressed up and in Asphodel's presence but she did her best to make herself appear comfortable. She never was good with formalities. But she wanted so much to impress her that she'd go through great lengths to do so.

"Is everything all right?" She questioned while resting her arm against the table, staring at her curiously.




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