As promised, teams of workers with help from Zaffrea helped load all packed items of the previous Beacon students but now Shade students. As promised, the group of students were rather volatile and it was definitely going to add a unique level of diversity to the school. It was around noon the very next day of the testing around the time where all the accepted students were supposed to gather at the dock to be transported to Vacuo.
Maggie was sitting by herself on a bench, still thinking about Grim. She really didn't mean to make it feel bad, and she just felt terrible about it. But, she tried to push that aside and not think about it. I mean, this is the big day! She's moving to Shade, along with a bunch of other, hopefully nice students where she can hope to do bigger and better things to pursue her combat abilities and discover new things about her semblance! She started to feel excited again, and while it was still in the back of her mind, didn't think about Grim right now.
Grim was nearby. It didn't know why it was here particularly. It stayed around the corner kind of in the open this time but at the same time not doing much. It didn't want ti be around people and the school was full of them but around the entrance and dock ships there were less so it decided to be here, thinking of jumping off the cliff. It spotted Poodles, and felt like it shouldgo hide somewhere, but played with its scythe instead.
Cerise wasn't... exactly happy to be outside. He felt much too humiliated about his now black flower to be out in public like this, and had decided to top his outfit off with a sun hat and sunglasses in a pitiful attempt to cover it up. If anything though, Cerise's look was uncharacteristic enough to draw more attention than the black flower on it's own would have; definitely not discreet. It wasn't as bad as initiation at least, when his hair had been cut completely short; at last he HAD his flower! But Cerise, being much too wrapped up in the here and now, wasn't exactly the type to make comparisons like that and instead felt like it was the end of the world. Ugh, at least he had a few moments of peace to wallow on his own before Nur would get here to make everything so much worse.
Grim noticed a funny looking hat and floated closer to it (it appeared to float sometimes because or rather gliding). Grim realized the wearer was Cerise and almost was going to back away and fully leave the area, but... Grim wanted to see if the flower was doing okay... So Grim stealthily hid amongst the greenery nearby behind Cerise.
Grim now had a mission: get the hat.
Nur wasn't necessarily doing the best. He had a huge mess of emotions like guilt over breaking Shiro's heart, crave for more pain, anger that he had let Neela experience that kind of pain... Oh, shit, Neela... Neela after a while of weeping completely retreated and was hiding deep inside their headspace. Nur knew where he was hiding, he always knew, and wanted to help somehow but respected that Neela wanted to be alone. But that would mean Nur was kinda alone. It hurt... that felt nice.
Nur was instantly distracted when he noticed Cerise wearing a hat that he personally found soooooo dorky on Cerise. And the sun glasses, Nur couldn't contain his laughter as his jumped on top of Cerise, going to pull the hat over Cerise's head, but not able to reach and just kept laughing anyway.
"You look *hahahahhaha!!!!* absolutely ridiculous I hope you know!!! Here I thought you were SOOOO beautiful that you'd MAKE ANYTHING look good on you!!!! Gods was I WRONG *bwahahahahahahahaha!!!!" Nur calmed down a bit, trying to tone down a little bit since it was Cerise after all and he didn't want to make him feel TOO bad, just wanted to play a little bit since the whole hat and sunglasses aesthetic was SO not Cerise. He reached over to pull Cerise into a kiss, still giggling as he snickered, "You know I'm messing, you look.... *snickersnickersnicker* really .... *snickersnicker* cu-*HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!*" Nur was laughing too hard to try and make Cerise feel better as he still tried tobpull Cerise down to kiss him.
Grim didn't like the loud one, but closer anyway. It was hiding pretty well behind them as it got closer to the bench they were sitting on. It glid through the grass on its belly, crawling/slithering until it was close to directly behind them. All it had to do was stand up and quietly climb onto the bench and reach the hat. But it was so small!! It needed another plan... Grim climbed up a nearby tree and got ready to drop itself on Cerise.
Cerise was too busy being self conscious over his flower to really notice Nur approaching, resulting in him shouting out a little yelp in surprise as Nur plopped down next to him on the bench and made a grab for his hat. He defensively gripped onto it himself though with one hand and pushed Nur away with the other, preventing him from getting a hold of it. He knew that all this from Nur was inevitable... but now that it was actually happening, it was really, REALLY annoying. At first Cerise was leaning away from all of Nur's attempts for a kiss, a scowl on his face, rolling his eyes, and arms crossed while Nur was laughing his ass off, but eventually it all got to the point where he kind of had to give in. "Fuck, just shut up.." he said in an exasperated, irritated voice as he finally let Nur pull him in and kissed back. Nur DID get the shit beat out of him just yesterday, so Cerise supposed he deserved a little love despite it all.. Little did he know, Grim was looming above him... the shade from the sun hat and the commotion from Nur kept him from noticing though.
Grim was intrigued, seeing them kiss. What was happening to their faces????? Grim had to see! It leaned in further, but didn't want to disturb, so instead of plopping on Cerise like it had planned, it reached over with its scythe to grab the hat with the pointy end and reel it in.
Grim sniffed the hat and nommed it as it was now in its hands.
Nur was calming down from the laughing finally, his hesrt clenched and melted from kissing Cerise. Things had been kinda weird lately but feeling Cerise like this made things all the better as he started to deepen the kiss a bit an get a little more serious, showing off what he had been learning a little as he wrapped his arms around Cerise's neck. In between his kisses, he felt like the only thing that could make this better was a small amount of pain, so in between breaths he started to say, "I'm ... your.. favorite... aren't I...?" Although he was anticipating an answer, he started to realize that the shade from the hat was gone?
Nur glanced slightly to see that something was pulling the hat away????
Nur squinted and noticed a little cloak and recognized the lump but was honestly kind of in a state of confusion. "The hell?" he said, still squinting and pointing to Grim not knowing if he was actually watching as the hat disappeared in the hoodie of the cloak as Grim nommed on it, "You have an admirer?" Nur asked, very confused, but starting to laugh again because now that the he thought about it, it was pretty funny. Funny in a weird way sure, but funny.
Maggie was just sitting, drawing random sketches when she looked up and saw... Cerise's hat get pulled up by a scythe? Wow, someones just STEALING a hat? Maggie wanted to get it back, but what was she gonna do, run up and yell at the guy in the tree? No, she'd look weird and just draw more attention to herself.But she did want to give back the hat... Oh! She came up with something. She drew a Magic Pull symbol on the blank side of the paper and pointed it to the hat, which was now just dangling there. She was near enough so would work, but far enough so it wouldn't attract anything but the hat. So she activated it and the hat started to be pulled to the paper.
Grim had grown very attached to the hat during their short relationship. But ... wait it was being pulled!
Grim didn't know why or how but as the hat got drawn to a certain direction, Grim gripped the hat with its teeth and hands, not letting go as Grim tried to mumble a small paradox to spatially lock the hat to it, but this was difficult as there was hat in ts mouth. Still, the presences of the scythe got the spatial locking across somewhat so now the hat and Grim shared the same spatial location! Therefore, if the hat was being pulled by some other force, Grim would be pulled to! It floated out of the tree, hat concealed in its cloak as it gradually was pulled towards Maggie's direction.
Realizing this, Grim panicked and started to struggle away, pushing back and trying to "swim" in the air away.
Maggie saw the hat being pulled but also it being pulled back, resisting the pull! She just continued to have it activated, maybe however was stealing would just let go? Then she heard some muttering, and... "Oh-OH Jeez!!" she realized she was also pulling the person with the black hoodie she met before! Not knowing what to do and wanting to apologize about earlier, she deactivated the magic pull, leaving the person crashing into the ground. "Oh, oh jeez, i'm so sorry I let you fall! I-I just-' she tried to scramble together words into an apology was she quickly got up and raised her hands a little bit not knowing what to do with them.
Nur's kissing had... definitely improved, at least a little since the last time they shared a kiss like this. The difference was subtle, but still noticeable, giving Cerise mixed feelings as he enjoyed the kiss but was only reminded of Shiro and how he had been taking up practically all of Nur's attention lately, leaving none for himself >;( Before he go back to being huffy because of all this though, Nur had asked a... hard question. "I.." Cerise said hesitantly, about to reply but not exactly knowing what to reply with, before he was fortunately cut off by the feeling of the hat coming off. Confused alongside Nur, he watched as the hat was carried up by the scythe, until he realized.. it was the shadowy lump!! Striking yet again!!! He didn't get to react much to Grim though, as the thought of it brought his thoughts back to his flower and, oh no, it was now exposed for all the world to see! Of course, everyone else was much too preoccupied over the hat and Grim to pay much attention to Cerise's flower, much less care that it was black in the first place. In an embarrassed panic though, he just tried to cover up the flower with his hands, but of course it's not like that kind of facade could last for long.
During all of this, Zaffrea had been helping the crew pack away things in the cargo portion of the airship and as soon as everything was put away, she made her way over to the group so they could get going. She raised her eyebrow at a floating Grim? They looked like they were having fun... Zaffrea felt a little pang in her heart as she felt like she was being left out. As she approached everyone, her thoughts got more and more dangerous, how no one would notice or care if she just... vanished one day. No one appreciated her healing here or other work she did. She had once tried to help a team on a mission with Yin, but no one seemed to care she was there with them... the nun Cannaid got the most love for knowing how to stitch up a couple people with basic (at best) medical knowledge, but no one ever thanked her or gave her any love for taking people's pains and regenerating their injuries here. It took a lot of physical and emotional effort to do it, but barely anyone even knew here despite all the work that she did with Patchouli. Her chest started to sting as well as her hands, thinking that despite all the emotional and physical help she gave to Patchouli so the elderly professor wouldn't be stressed... and she had left her... hadn't even told the new doctors there.......................maybe she should have just been left there.......... everyone would have forgotten anyway............. she didn't...... want ..... anymore..... pain....... It was worth it before because of all the love she received to compensate..... but there was none of that.......
Zaffrea shook her head, trying to tell herself not to think like that... but it was hard... She solutionized that she was just going to have train harder. Every day, multiple times a day, she was going to graduate as early as possible and go back home and help the villages. They loved her there, and that was where she belonged. She just needed to push herself. That's why she was here all along after all.
Zaffrea diverted her attention to the commotion everyone was making and noticed that Grim looked like it was going to fall! Zaffrea whipped out her sash and grabbed the falling Grim and pulled Grim into Zaffrea's arms where she cradled the little shadow lump. She took a step towards everyone.
"Time to get on board," she said in a tired voice as she walked back towards the airship, still cradling Grim.
Grim was about to go FULL BLOWN PANIC as it realized it was going to fall!!!!!! It's not that the air bothered Grim, it could float in interdimensional space after all, but getting slammed by the ground was going to hurt! Grim hula-hoops its small arms in attempt to not fall but started to already feel the descension and shut its eyes in anticipation.
Grim suddenly felt comforting but strong arms around it and opened its eyes, gazing up at the tall and strong girl that had caught it and was cradling it in its arms.
Grim normally would panic further since it didn't know what would happen if someone touched it physically! Would reality as we know it cease to exist? But these worries were mostly qualmed as it felt very comforted by Zaffrea's firm but nice hold. It snuggles Zaffrea as she carried it away, whispering "You have saved to life of Death itself. I am eternally grateful.." as it snuggled Zaffrea and huddled in her arms, happily playibg with its new precious hat.
In all honesty, Zaffrea wasn't expecting such a loving response to saving Grim. She barely received a thanks from anyone but as Grim snuggled her, Zaffrea felt very emotionally warm and felt like she was going to cry. She remembered Grim was a bit of a trouble before since it was too unstable to stand still and allow Zaffrea to heal its eye, but a lot of the time when Grim expressed immense sadness and depression... Zaffrea really felt like she connected with a lot of those feelings now.
She smiled as she huggled Grim back, "Priya..." she said softly and fondly (sweetheart/precious/dear/darling/favorite), a word she used before on Neeru when they were children as a small pet name. She hadn't used that word in ages, but it felt nice to say it again as she felt like she was starting to understand Grim. Someone who was just scared and sad, but maybe Zaffrea could help?
She carried Grim to the airship, "Ready to go?" she asked softly, before entering.
Nur meanwhile watched the whole thing take place, laughing his ass off basically as it was just too funny. He rolled his eyes as Zaffrea caught Grim "Show off..." he murmured as he got up to follow Zaffrea but looked over to the side to Cerise, "Well, guess it's time to go, ready?" he stretched out his hand to Cerise. He didn't notice that Cerise was covering his flower and didn't know what had happened to it yet, "There goes your sun hat by the way. But I guess it didn't suit ya all to well. Why were you wearing it?"
He looked over to Magnolia, pointing to her, "You were there at testing, weren't you? Haven't seen ya around before and I'm sure I wouldn't noticed a snout like that!!!!!" Nur wasn't trying to be mean at all, but he was just feeling kind of laughy and his voice made him seem like he was making fun of Magnolia.
Magnolia was already feeling bad after just LETTING it fall and not even saying anything, but she would about to feel even worse. She just sat back down, watching Zaffrea carrying... Priya? I guess thats it name? Anyways, she was watching Zaffea carrying Priya to the airship, and seeing it snuggling and huggling her. How does she do that? Why is it that when she meets this person, it runs away and is scared to even go near her, but when Zaffrea meets this person they instantly snuggle eachother? "What am i doing wrong?". Suddenly, however, the thought was ended when someone nearby pointed and yelled something to her. "You were there at testing, weren't you? Haven't seen ya around before and I'm sure I wouldn't noticed a snout like that!!!!!".. .Maggie just, looked at him, hurt on her face, she tried to scramble together words, maybe trying to think of a comback or something.. And she just teared up, she covered her mouth with her hands and she just broke down. She ran to the airship, pushing Nur out the way with tears in her eyes, hoping to find someplace away from everybody.
Cerise continued to stay put in his seat as he watched all the commotion, especially focused on Zaffrea. He was hoping to keep the momentum going from testing, when they were able to enjoy each other's company for once, but with Zaffrea having been ignoring him practically all morning it wasn't exactly working out.. And not only that, as now she bonding with Grim too?! It gave Cerise the impression that Zaffrea was ignoring him in particular, which made Cerise fall back a little into having a more jaded attitude about their relationship.
On top of all this, he was also feeling a bit of dread in anticipation for when he would inevitably have to get up... For the time being he was just trying to "look natural", his right elbow resting on the arm of the bench, with his head then resting on his hand so that the hand was covering the flower. It.. didn't actually look nearly as natural as it was supposed to, but it seemed to fool Nur anyway so that's what counts! But wait, now Nur was offering his hand to help Cerise up?! Aghh, out of the frying pan, into the fire.. or rather.. flower?? Ha. He ended up just giving Nur his left hand, and continued to hide his flower with his right hand as he got up... which... at this point, was impossible to not look unnatural. "Well, we are heading to Vacuo aren't we? Obviously I need to protect my precious skin!" Cerise said to Nur, sounding a little on edge and definitely huffy.
Nur blinked twice a little confused by Magnolia's behavior, "Ooo....kayy??? Was it something I said?" He decided to kind of just let it go for now. He didn't realize he made her feel self conscious about herself and wasn't trying to insult her at all, but he just saw another weirdo at the moment.
He turned back to Cerise, taking his hand and felt a little warm as he smiled at him, starting to laugh all over again as he always thought Cerise was cutest when he got huffy, "Touché..." he admitted, laughing a little bit as he dragged Cerise a bit forward to get to the airship as they entered and sat down near the window. He wrapped his arms around Cerise and kinds partially laid on his shoulder, as he gave Cerise the window seat on the left side and he sat on his right, now impossible to ignore Cerise's awkward hold on his flower side.
Wait... he had been doing that this whole time, Nur realized. He didn't question it all that much at first. With all the commotion and Nur mostly focused on Cerise's cuteness.
"Hey, your hand glued there or somethin? It like was frozen there for a bit. Does it hurt or something?" Nur reached over to grab Cerise's hand, noticing tiny peeks of black in between his fingers, "What the hell.. is that black?" He murmured, shocked right now and not knowing completely what he was saying.
Zaffrea had carried Grim to the back and offered a seat to Grim as she sat down near it. She gave a small side glance to Cerise and Nur, she looked disappointed and upset at them somewhat, but directed her attention to Grim again, patting Grim's hoodie, "Are you okay?" she asked softly.
Grim was honestly very comforted by Zaffrea. It didn't know how it felt about humans or being around it but Zaffrea felt very nice to be around and for the most part Grim was comfortable. It looked up at Zaffrea and smiling, and nodded its head. It noticed that Zaffrea looked a little but upset when Cerise and Nur came in. Grim paid close attention to Cerise, and held its hat closer to its chest. Grim pointed to Cerise, asking, "I saw you happy with him yesterday. Are you mad with him now?" it asked curiously.
Having now reached the airship, Cerise was starting to calm down a little; he could just go back to resting his elbow on the arm of the chair! If Nur could be fooled until now, he could definitely keep things up for the remainder of the trip, right? Except... not really, Nur had finally taken notice.. "Uh.. no.... ..." He replied, obviously lying. "Y-you know... I have to go.. I.. think you really... hurt that pup's feelings?? And you know I always have to make sure everyone's feeling their best ;) So.. I should.. go check on that.... yea." His words were awkward, stilted and rushed as he tried to come up with an excuse on the spot to leave in order to put off Nur making fun of his flower even further. Fortunately getting out of the seat wasn't as awkward, as even though Cerise was a little trapped as he was the one taking the window seat, Nur was small so Cerise's long legs were easily able to step over him as he rushed out .
Was this even all worth it? It probably would have been easier to have gotten this all over with from the beginning, instead of jumping through all these hoops to postpone the inevitable, but now that he already started this whole game he felt obliged to continue. Fast walking, he followed Maggie to the bathroom where he heard her crying from the outside and gave a couple quick raps on the door, knuckles outward and fingers facing himself. "Let me in and I might just throw you a bone ;) I need to hide too! " Cerise said suavely, keeping his voice low so as to not risk Nur hearing as he tried to flirt his way in. His voice was a little more panicked at the last part though.
Zaffrea was a little happy to be interacting with Grim, and tried to ignore Cerise. She had felt a little happy yesterday. But that was mostly because of the pollen. She was back to completely not standing him again as Grim pointed to him, she sent a few glares his way as he moved from Nur to the bathroom. She didn't realize Grim was talking to her until she turned to check on it. She actually had not heard what it had been saying to her this whole time but was generally happy with its cuddles and could tell it was comfortable around her. She pointed to her ears and showed that she could not hear it "I can not hear.. sorry..." she said softly.
Maggie was in the bathroom near one of the sinks, sitting in the fetal position, crying to herself when she could make out the sound of knocking on the door. She could hear someone talking but didn't know what they were saying due to the sound being drowned out by Maggie's crying. She just yelled to the door,"Leave me alone! Don't look at me!" choking up when she said that and went back to crying, really hoping that person didn't open the door.
Nur was honestly a little confused but didn't have much time to process what just happened when... something happened. Neela came out, and looked over to the side where the window showed that he was in the sky?! Neela started to get extremely dizzy and internally feeling like he was going to panic but then??? Nur's voice? "Buddy, calm down, these things are safe and won't drop you! You know I wouldn't let anything happen to you! <3" Confusedly Neela replied, "Your voice sounds different than what I expected.." He thought for a moment, then added "Its nice... You feel.. warm..." he was instantly forgetting about the fact they were in the sky, instead focusing on talking with Nur.
Nur laughed, "Hah... its kinda weird to hear you too.. but.. I really like it.'
They both blushed a little bit.
Their moment was slightly interrupted by the small yell and cries from the bathroom, "???" They both thought.
Grim didn't realize Zaffrea wasn't able to hear it. It felt a little comfortable around her so it pulled its hoodie down, no one other than her was really paying attention right now anyways so it was okay. It felt a little calm.
It spoke slowly, motioning to Cerise, noticing her glares in his direction and nudged her, "You okay too? You don't like him? Why do you be with him if he makes you upset? You should be around people who make you not upset."
Zaffrea had seen Grim before without the hoodie. So she wasn't fixated with its supernatural beauty when it took the hoodie down, but she focused on its words...
She opened her mouth, but thought for a moment, "......... ah....." she thought again, "You are right... why AM I with him...." She frowned questioning herself then smiled at Grim, "Thank you... I think I understand now..."
Nur and Neela raised their eyebrow, "Who is crying?" Neela asked softly.
"Teh, some dog started crying COMPLETELY out of nowhere when I went to say hi. Like I don't know!!!" Nur said defensively.
"Hope whoever it is is okay..."
"Mind focusing me on me a little?" Nur said, adding a bit of a suggestive tone at the end.
Neela didn't pick this up and looked at his hand. "What do you think would happen if one of us tried to touch...?" He began to ask.
"You mean like this?" Nur moved their hand over to hold the other and heated up the others hand.
"Ow!" Neela turned up his semblance as feeling their body heat up had hurt him. He started to whimper and panic at the thought of pain.
"Hey hey.. shhhh.. sorry oh geez that's cold!" Nur tried to comfort his counterpart, then started to laugh, "How about we activate our semblances at the same time to cancel the heat and the cold so we don't hurt each other?"
Neela smiled, "Okay!" He said, his hand burned a little, while Nur's hand felt frozen. After a minute they worked together so the temperature canceled out and they held each other's hands then moved into a soft hug as each arm held onto the other shoulder.
Although they had never been out at the same time before... it felt really nice and exciting.
Grim smiled back, "To understand all is to forgive all," it stated the mindful paradox without thinking but due to its ability to instantly teleport, the paradox combined with Grim's current happiness enabled it to activate manipulation of the 11th dimension.
Grim panicked, trying to take back the teleportation but too late so it instead of teleporting too far away, just teleported in the ship but in the bathroom where Maggie was. Grim stared at Maggie, "..........."
Maggie was still sobbing when she heard something like a a woosh of air and a familiar scent (not that Grim smells or anything, but, y'know, dog nose) and looked up to see... Priya!!?? Maggie panicked, looking at it with shock. How did it get in here,and why? Maggie had no idea what to do. "Oh jeez i'm so sorry, why did you come here, what are you doing herre, please!!!??? Just..." she ran out of breath and she just tucked her head down again and whispered "i'm sorry, i'm sorry, i'm sorry..." over and over again and continued sobbing.
Throughout the entire air ride, there had been a stow away on board. Literally, on the airship. By that it means he was actually ON TOP OF THE MOVING AIRSHIP. He had been travelling across the kingdoms in search of Zaffrea and definitely saw her board the airship. But by the time he had reached it, it was starting to take off, so Ratka had little choice but to jump on top and climb on. It was started to descend again when Ratka decided it was safe to lean over the edge and take a look over into one of the windows.
He had his boots hooked onto of of the ledges as he hung upside down, looking into the window, seeing at least one person he was looking for, Neeru.
Nur and Neela had been talking to themselves quite a bit throughout the small conversation between Zaffrea and Grim then the small commotion between Grim and Magnolia. They were very intrigued by each other and enjoyed each other's presence greatly. Though they always had a sense of the other, actually getting to feel and talk to the other person who they shared a body with did feel rather... intimate to say the least.
Nur was chuckling his usual chuckle which Neela told him sounded very adorable causing Nur to completely turn red and and turn his head, "Awwww, come on. It's annoying and you know it!" he said, chuckling even more, but suddenly stopped as he saw... one of his worst fears staring at him in the window.
R-r-r-r-r-r-........... Nur couldn't even finish that thought as he sent Neela back into headspace in order to protect him and shot up from his seat sprinting to the bathroom, shoving Cerise aside and just barging in on everyone with a shocked and petrified look on his face. He was hardly paying attention to anyone, just trying to convince himself that he had just been hallucinating the image of ... of...... the thought of that face though..... Nur whirled over to the sink, barely pushing Maggie who was on it aside to throw up into the sink.
Cerise was a little insulted as Maggie rejected him, not realizing that she couldn't even hear him over all her crying, but knew better than to just barge in. He gave up on trying to get in at that point, and just loitered around the bathroom door in order to continue avoiding Nur. Leaning his back against the bathroom door, one foot pressed up on the door as well and his arms loosely crossed, he was just sort of spacing out when he heard... Maggie talking to someone? Well, no one else had entered the bathroom, so it must have been to herself. Weird. Though thinking it was rude to eavesdrop on this girl he didn't even know, he decided to eavesdrop on Nur instead, having heard a little bit of chatter coming from his direction. But wait.. now that he was tuning in more... it sounded like he was talking to himself too?? Or was that himself?? Neela?? But also Nur??? Cerise began to feel puzzled, not being able to really wrap his mind around all these weird events all at once. Maybe he should just go sit by Zaffrea, things were practically always weird with her, but not this surreal kind of weird, more of a sad kind of weird which seemed a little more manageable at the moment, and it looked like she was sitting by herself now anyway. But before he could even get up from his spot, Nur was rushing over and had shoved him out the way in his hurry to open the bathroom door! "Nur? Is everything okay?" Cerise said with a little urgency and worry in his voice as he quickly followed after Nur and placed a hand on his back, rubbing it to soothe him as he violently vomited into the sink. The bathroom was pretty cramped by now, with Nur, Cerise, Maggie, and Grim all inside.
She was still crying, but calming down a little, almost forgetting that Priya was even there. She still felt really bad, but she was feeling well to get up again. So she got up, still tearing up a little, but she got up. Then Neeru bust through the door and shoved her right back to the ground and Cerise busts through the door. Maggie was stunned, suddenly she feels a little bit better about her snout being insulted and Priya just APPEARING out of nowhere seeing her bawling her eyes out, and suddenly life literally pushes her down again, with 3 people just WATCHING her. She was disgusted by Nur vomiting violently a few inches from her, and just busted out of the door feeling sick herself.
Nur retched for a bit, he had no way to pay attention to Maggie or care at the moment as he rinsed his mouth and coughed a bit. Then whirled around and buried his face in Cerise's chest, sobbing a little as he really needed comfort right now.
Zaffrea looked over her shoulder and saw that Nur had rushed into the bathroom and was somewhat puzzled by Grim's disappearance. She was puzzled by a few things in general. Why was everyone crowding around the bathroom? It was a single stall bathroom based on the small size of the airship... what could they be doing back there? She wanted to go check and it looked like the ship hand finally landed. She patted her lap as she got up and walked up to everyone, intending to knock before someone burst through the door and collided with her. She was pretty strong though, so she was easily able to catch the person and not harm them all too much, "You okay?" she asked gently, holding Magnolia's shoulders, then stared at Grim standing in the corner and Cerise and Nur hugging each other rather confusedly, "We are landing now, thought you all should know..." she said quietly, making it obvious that she was not going to be giving Cerise much of a glance.
".........." Grim didn't really know what to do as everyone started to cram in the bathroom and started getting loud.
It was beginning to panic again. But Maggie started to leave, in which it felt like it could breathe again. It nommed on its hat a little and since it was tiny, it easily slid through everyone to leave the airship but quietly.
Maggie was fucking flustered and frazzled by everything and suddenly now she bumps into someone and she doesn't even know what she's saying and usually she would politely say something and walk away but she was so mad and sad and grossed out and she just budged away and walked out with her hands in her hair with teary eyes and just sat down on a bench and thought about how SHITTY and AWFUL this day was!
Zaffrea could tell Maggie was not feeling well, but was really wrapped up in her self at this moment and needed to focus on getting everyone to the school since no one else was bothering on being mature. She sighed heavily, giving Cerise a final glare before turning to leave and help with the cargo.
Grim vanished, nowhere to be found.
Cerise was feeling a little overwhelmed as Nur went straight from vomiting to crying into his chest, but then thought back to how comforted Yami had made him feel when Cerise was the one crying just a few days prior... Wanting to make Nur feel as warm as Yami had for him, to give him that soothing feeling that everything was okay, Cerise wrapped his arms around Nur and embraced him, pulling him closer. Considering that one of Cerise's first encounters with Neeru involved Neela sobbing and Cerise awkwardly failing to address it, comforting Nur like this was a pretty big step for Cerise and his people skills. "Hey.. it's okay... I'm here, you can feel safe with me.." Cerise said gently to Nur, leaning down a little to get closer to his ear, giving it a little kiss. He pulled away softly and took Nur's hand to guide him off the plane, too focused on taking care of Nur to pay any attention to Zaffrea NOT paying attention to him.