Best Pairing Ever? (DFRP Valentines Event) Mar 15, 2019 21:36:48 GMT
Post by Tadayoshi Teppei and Silence on Mar 15, 2019 21:36:48 GMT
Tadayoshi felt better after and because Rebecca expressed that she felt better. He didn't forget what exactly she and her digimon were capable of; when he first met her, she jumped straight into a paramilitary operation that required her digimon to face several dozen hostile digimon. Not only did she and her team succeed without shedding any blood, but Rebecca herself held her own all by herself. Tadayoshi very much admired what he saw as Rebecca's toughness both mental and physical, independence, and daring. It didn't feel right for a girl like that to be staring downward and retreating, so it was both a relief and a pleasure to see her show a little resilience.
What wasn't a pleasure was the check Tadayoshi was reminded of. Thank God he didn't have to pay rent or living expenses; that meant his income from AEGIS could go a long, long way. Could it go this long, though? Maybe... barely. But it was worth it no matter how the night ended. "Don't worry about it," Tadayoshi gentlemanly dismissed while himself fighting the urge to upchuck from the thought, "I'll take care of it." It didn't even occur to him that the wealthy idol who asked him out in the first place should open her purse. He just thought he saw a chance to volunteer and took it.
Reluctantly, Tadayoshi agreed with Rebecca's assessment of his father. However, the agreement was only partial. "Father just wants me to be the best I can be," he pushed back, "He doesn't hurt me or scream at me or tell belittle me. He's very strict, though." Tadayoshi needed a moment to find any sort of silver lining, but he found one. "One can't say it doesn't work. I work hard to be at the top of my class, and I usually am or close to it. The only one I'm having difficulty in is my theater course. The teacher is a bit of an..." The young man needed another moment to think of a diplomatic term. "...oddball. He's not a lecture-and-test sort of teacher."
Tadayoshi was modest and humble in the face of direct praise. "I don't know if I'm much more help on this side of the portal. The homeless people are still homeless, and the shelter cages are still full. Someone else will do everything I ever did. So..." Tadayoshi flashed his Loader again, this time as a nonverbal way of making his real point. "We do good things other people won't do now, and only things that make a difference in someone's life. Maybe it's only in the digital world, but people are people. I hope we can all find a way to make life better for humans some time." That thought and the next made Tadayoshi smile a bit. "You should meet the army some time. We're two dozen strong now and can't seem to stop growing."
The smile faded a little after that but didn't completely disappear. Tadayoshi took a pause and politely concluded, "I'm sorry. I think I spoke of myself for too long. Why don't you tell me some things about you I don't know?"