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It was moments like these that Misaki could appreciate, though. Just sitting together, stealing someone else's food, and enjoying the laughter. Not every moment had to be deep and meaningful, Misaki felt. Sometimes turning your brain off and enjoying your time was more important than anything else. It was how she felt, at least. Spending time with people you like was important, right? And Misaki could tell that she already liked Toki. Enough to want to get to know him a bit better. So she got up from her seat and moved over to the one right next to Toki. She pulled out her notepad and began writing down a couple of questions. Questions like,
so what kind of books are you planning on writing? poetry books, non-fiction, or maybe some fiction stuff? i imagine a certain place could give you some pretty good inspiration for a fantastical setting
Another question being, i haven't been to that other place very often. im still pretty new to it. lifes been keeping me busy but im not complaining. but i wanna know how youve explored that place. what was it like for you when you were new?
Like this, she didn't have to pass her notes back and forth anymore, and Toki could just read them without anyone having to reach across the table. Well... that was really an excuse, really. It wasn't so bad to want to get a little closer, right?
He blushed a little as Misaki opted to sit closer to him, though he smiled softly, not opposed in the slightest. He was honestly glad that she felt this comfortable with him. It showed that the two were at the very least getting along well at this point. He moved his chair a little closer as well so he could better read the notes.
At the question of what kinds of books he would want to write, he pondered this for a moment "Oh, likely poetry books...I write haiku as a hobby, but I wouldn't mind writing a fantasy novel. You're right, there's a lot I could take from there to craft a story entirely my own...it really is a world of fantasy brought to life. I've always had a soft spot for fantasy stories and martial arts films...though I think the latter is due to my own upbringing." He said with a laugh.
"When I was new there..." He repeated. "Hm...well I wasn't who I am today. I was a nervous wreck. Directionless, scared, shy...I felt guilty over a lot of things. I wasn't the nicest person growing up, mostly due to my own insecurities and flaws. When I first went to there, I met...a wonderful friend and teacher, along with more friends who helped me become who I am today. It was full of dangers and I tended to get a little reckless and headstrong. As a result I've had more close calls than I'd like to admit...but honestly? It was worth it. The people I met, the hardships we pushed through together...they made me feel more confident in myself. I knew the importance of being kind and protecting those I cared about. If I may be honest, it's my dream to one day bridge the gap between our worlds."
He took another drink of his tea and sighed contently "It's a dream that will take a long time I'm sure...but one I want to see through. I don't like seeing such rampant information control and mistrust, to be perfectly honest..."
Now a nervous wreck Toki was something Misaki would have liked to see. She managed to draw out the slightly shy, bashful Toki, but she
The thought of the Digital World and the human world actually coexisting with each other... That sounded... odd to Misaki. She didn't understand too much about it, and certainly didn't know anything about the various conflicts between the worlds, but she had a feeling that most people wouldn't be so thrilled with creatures that breathed fire and formed loud motorcycle gangs in the middle of a forest. But that was a weird, currently ongoing story for another day.
That was gonna take... a lot of work. Like, probably more than a lifetime. Heck, humans couldn't even fully get along with each other, let alone with robotic dinosaur monsters packing missiles in their nipples.
...But as far as dreams went, it wasn't a bad one. Sure as hell beat out Misaki's dream of... well... she really didn't have any major aspirations, really. She liked being a model, and would like to be more successful, perhaps, but she didn't have any lofty goals in mind or anything. And she hadn't been involved in the Digital World long enough to find out what she wanted to do there just yet.
But Misaki wasn't worried about the future just yet. Because right now, the present was here, and she much preferred it over worrying about a thousand possible futures. So she smiled gently, continuing to listen to Toki talk about his hopes and dreams. Did he have any more to add? Was there something maybe a little more embarrassing he wanted to tell her? Did he even notice her take some more of his food while he spoke?
There wasn't much more that Toki wanted to add, though he smiled back at her. While he noticed more food was missing, he just shrugged it off playfully. He rubbed the back of his head and smiled a bit as he nervously tugged at his hair tie "Today's been a lot of fun, Misaki. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous about this whole thing but I'm really glad I decided to meet you today. I know I can be pretty long-winded and preachy...but I hope you had a good time, too." He said.
Toki always felt that he was a bit of a boy scout. He'd been playfully teased on being a goody two shoes on more than one occasion and felt that made him...boring, in a way. Predictable, always rushing forward to do what he felt was the right thing to do. As a result he felt he wasn't exactly the most interesting person in the world and that subconsciously affected his outlook on his interactions with others.
He feels like they could both be good for each other, but he wasn't sure if they knew each other well enough to start dating. He was the sort of person who enjoyed to take his time getting to know people over a period of time, though he understood that some people would find that notion ridiculous. Still he couldn't deny he found Misaki pleasant company with a strong wit and steadfast spirit and that was something he respected in people. "It hasn't been the easiest time for me, but things are slowly getting better, for sure. Today is one of those days that's going to give me the strength I need. So...thank you. You've helped me relax and put a lot of things into perspective. While it feels like there's just...so much to do and prepare for, it's not a race. It's okay if we all just take the time to rejuvenate and rest."
Was he being long-winded and flowery again? Maybe but at this point he didn't mind. It was just how he spoke and he found no reason to be embarrassed about that. It was a little embarrassing to be so appreciative, but he felt that he could be honest with Misaki, and honesty is an important aspect to any interaction.
Oddly enough, for as much as Misaki liked to help people, she wasn't so great at accepting gratitude from people. Probably why she preferred to help people without them knowing. So naturally, when Toki began to complement her and thank her, she couldn't help but blush a little. And when he stated that he was glad to have come here, Misaki nodded in agreement.
"Talking" so much was kind of a bother to Misaki, but she honestly liked doing so with Toki. But it seemed like things were beginning to wrap up, even though Misaki would prefer not to end things just here, it seemed like a fitting time to part ways. But... it didn't mean that they things had to end entirely, right? So she scribbled one more note, pausing a couple of times, though she decided to be a little more formal in this one.
I really enjoyed our conversations, Toki. And- There was a pause. I really would like to do it again sometime, if you're willing. Whether it's in this world, or the other, I'd like to see you again. Another, much longer pause. And there's something I'd like to say to you, but I can only talk in a whisper, so could you lend me an ear, please?
And if he did lean down to do so, Misaki moved quickly to place her lips on the young man's cheek, then move back away, her face red at the fact that she even attempted to do such a thing! And her eyes nervously looked up to hopefully meet Toki's. She was for sure being too forward. This was only a first date, and they still barely knew each other! But... it was how Misaki felt. And this was probably the easiest way to convey that.
Toki read the note happily, then tilted his head curiously, though he started to blush at what this meant. He was admittedly really nervous, afraid of what would happen in the future. What if the relationship didn't work out? What if he made mistakes...? When she wanted to say something directly, he nodded and leaned in close.
Though his flustered state only intensified when Misaki gave him a little kiss on the cheek. He was stunned speechless for a time, but she was really honest about this, wasn't she? She wanted to get to know him better, and he wanted to get to know her as well. All he could think to do was gently hold her hand and smile warmly "I...enjoyed our conversations too. I would like to see you again as well. Wherever would be fine with me." He said.
By this point, the food they had ordered had been shared between them and Toki was just about finished with his tea. He felt...happy. Surprised, for sure, but definitely happy. His worries were still present, but if he kept fussing over the what ifs and hypotheticals, how would he ever learn and develop? He wanted to give this a chance. He liked her outlook and her philosophies. They meshed very well with his in a way as well as gave him insights he may not have considered otherwise.
"I may not have looked like it but...I was really nervous about today. Nervous about messing up somewhere or being disappointing in some way." He admitted. "Though...I realize there was nothing to worry about. All you really need to do in these situations...is just be yourself. And be honest with each other."
Misaki grasped Toki's hand as he held hers. Evidently, her bold move had paid off! Was she supposed to kiss someone on the first date, even if only a cheek peck? Misaki wasn't really sure on the rules of dating, honestly, but it felt like someone she wanted - maybe even felt like she needed - to do. And... things had worked out, so it seemed.
Somewhere in Misaki's mind, she wondered if this was going all too perfect, though. Girl meets boy, boy doesn't care about girl's disability, and then girl falls for kind boy almost immediately. Was she blind to any potential faults this guy had simply because she was desperate to find someone who would accept her for who she was?
But... Misaki didn't think that was too important right now. She came here today wanting to connect with someone, and she found that she wanted to connect with Toki in the future. And better off, though Misaki perhaps might have been a little forward with it, Toki seemed to want to connect with Misaki as well.
So what would become of Toki and Misaki? That was for time to tell. But on this day, on this first date, things looked like they could be hopeful. So regardless of what the future might hold for Toki and Misaki, this moment of hope would be treasured.
Toki wasn't exactly one to adhere to traditions or rules. If this worked for them, it worked for them and that was okay. The relationship did progress a little faster than he expected, but that didn't necessarily bother him in any way. Everyone did things at their own pace. There didn't necessarily have to be any big rules or expectations. That just wasn't fair in his opinion. As long as both people were happy, what was the harm in doing things their own way?
He worried if he was good enough for her. He was steadfastly dedicated to his work in the Digital World. Would that be an issue? How would she react to Aylin should they ever meet? Was he too self-destructive in his actions and would that cause her undue stress and worry? There were many questions, but he felt like they would be answered in due time.
Regardless of what happened, they were happy in the moment, and that was something to be treasured. Worrying too much right now would ruin that special feeling, so he just wanted to enjoy a quiet moment. There would be much to explain and much to do in the future, but Toki was looking forward to it. Come what may, this was a new chapter, and one that was starting out well.