moratorium_mai: (Huh?/Worried)
Mai Kashiwagi ([personal profile] moratorium_mai) wrote in [community profile] nexus_crossings2016-08-24 07:26 pm

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"This isn't... the way to the video store."

Mai couldn't begin to guess why the way ahead looked so different. What happened? She had been minding her own business, looking for something to do until it would be time to go to school.

What really weirded and creeped her out was the fact that the familiar buildings, sidewalks, and streets weren't present. I can't be dreaming this up. I don't have dreams like this! What in the world was going on? Was she still in Tokyo?!

There was no way all those office buildings and skyscrapers could change so fast! It just wasn't physically possible. It didn't make sense!

Mai was on the move as she was failing to make sense of this. She felt slightly relieved to see someone nearby. Slightly, for if this person turned out to be somebody who would harm her, she would run for it.

Forget the video store. She wanted to go home. "Excuse me! Could you please help? How far is Shinjuku East from here?" Mai couldn't remember feeling so uneasy and on the verge of freaking out.
monochrome_mind: ([6] let her do the talking)

[personal profile] monochrome_mind 2016-08-26 01:56 am (UTC)(link)
[Normally, the words and conversations of Nexus-goers falls on Sasha' deaf ears. He's either engaged in another activity or just doesn't care about the idle babbling of other people. Questions, however, always get a second opinion, as someone might have an interesting thing to discuss. Something about the girl's voice catches his attention, and he stops near her, holding what appears to be a bag of coffee beans in one hand. The Nexus has better selections of drinks than his own home-world.]

"Ah, you're referring to the ward located in Tokyo, correct? Unfortunately, you've stumbled into the Nexus, a multidimensional hub where people meet." [He's not one to beat around the bush, that's for sure.] "Many other variants of Tokyo reside here but can only be found completely by chance. High risk, high reward, so to speak."
monochrome_mind: ([5] something's amiss)

[personal profile] monochrome_mind 2016-08-26 03:20 am (UTC)(link)
[And almost immediately after seeing Mai's reaction change, he's already realizing how poor his word choice was. Yes, scaring the new person by being blunt and honest is probably not the best thing to do. He's already rubbing his forehead with one free hand, trying to think his way out of this scenario.]

"It's...complicated. Even I don't know how or why it happens, but people sometimes find themselves here without warning." [He's really trying to not look intimidating or scary, but sometimes that's easier said than done. Blame his world and the fact that he does have that light shade of green to his skin.]

"Many people come here from different places. Some of which are familiar cities to others. Like Tokyo. Or, for example, I'm from Washington, DC. but different versions of that city exist in the Nexus."
monochrome_mind: ([1] contemplative)

[personal profile] monochrome_mind 2016-08-27 12:16 am (UTC)(link)
"Yes. That is correct."

[He's still worried about the girl's condition, given her shock towards the whole situation. To be fair, he's dealt with a lot of young children who have struggles of their own. Then again, those students never found themselves in a multidimensional hub.]

"Some of the phones the vendors sell around here might be able to reach your world. I make no promises though." [Even his own cell phone doesn't have that capability yet, although it seems like people can reach other Nexus-goers with their phones easily.]

"...I will do all I can to help."