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Emerald Facets
Many Facets; One Gem
Cafe Cats 
16th-Oct-2006 12:20 am
Diya Mirza
Where: Postcards Cafe
When: late afternoon/early evening, on the day of the post office scene (( I think that took place before the stake-out of the same cafe by other characters, but I'm not entirely sure. ))

Lakshmi sits at a table for two near the back, a little away from any of the other occupied tables, for privacy when Nelli shows up, but with a clear view of the door so that she'll be able to see when the other Bastet arrives.

** I do hope everything went all right. It's been a couple of hours, so she should have had time to follow him to wherever he was going... ** Somewhat nervously, she glances at the door again. ** I hope she's all right... Even if he spotted her, I don't think he would harm her, but how do I really know? One would hope that no child of the Mother would attack another merely over tactical or philosophical differences in how best to protect Her, but if that was the case, we never would have had the War of Rage. **

Her thoughts are interrupted by the arrival of the waitress. "Here's your chai tea -- did you want to order food now, or wait for your friend?"

Lakshmi winces slightly at the reference to the tea. "I will wait for her, thank you -- and by the way, the word chai simply means 'tea'. Spiced tea is masala chai. Saying 'chai tea' is like saying 'tea tea'."

The waitress looks flustered. "Oh - I'm sorry! I didn't know that... It just says 'chai' on the package..."

Feeling instantly bad for embarrassing her, Lakshmi smiles and pats the girl's hand reassuringly. "It's all right, darling, most Westerners don't know. Consider it just a little lesson in linguistics, not a scolding."

As the waitress departs, she sips her tea and wishes linguistics were the only thing about masala chai that Westerners were confused about. ** If only they could make it properly, I'd probably care less what they called it. Oh well. **

She glances apprehensively toward the door again. ** I do hope Nelli comes soon... **

(( This scene is predominantly for nelli_walker, but if any other characters might happen by the cafe early in the dinner hour, they could join in... ))
17th-Oct-2006 02:14 pm (UTC)
((Posted with shun_ototo's permission.))

A bespectacled Asian man in a white button-down shirt and khakis (whom Lakshmi might recognize from here and the moot) enters the cafe, accompanied by a stunningly handsome Asian perhaps a bit younger.

After the two are seated and have menus, Kentaro gives his handsome companion a smile. "The Nori Rolls sound good. Do you want to share an order, Shun?"
26th-Oct-2006 01:02 am (UTC)
"Hai. Yes please." The young asian (whom Lakshmi might also recognize the moot) looks at the menu. "Maybe...try Island Tacos?" Shun looks at Kentaro as if for confirmation.
27th-Oct-2006 02:41 pm (UTC)
"If you like," Kentaro replies with a smile. When the waitress arrives, he orders a hibiscus tea cooler and the Nori Rolls.

As the two of them wait for their order, he says softly, "I think I ought to introduce Tokiko-kun to one of my students." Pause. "Do you remember the young man we met a while ago?" He pauses delicately, then lowers his voice a little, "The one who liked to swim?"
3rd-Nov-2006 02:46 am (UTC)
While waiting for her companion to arrive, Lakshmi glances over toward their table, curious, but not wishing to interrupt their conversation. If a pause comes, or they happen to look in her direction, she will say hello.
13th-Nov-2006 11:14 pm (UTC)
Shun repies to Kentaro, "Hai." Apparently as an afterthought, Shun looks around them, his gaze coming to a halt on Lakshmi. He nods to her. "Kenatro, one of... our relatives is here."
28th-Nov-2006 02:01 pm (UTC)
Kentaro looks discreetly in the direction Shun does. He nods to her as well. "Good afternoon, Visvanathan-san." His pronunciation is accented, but recognizable.
28th-Oct-2006 04:48 am (UTC)
(( OOC: Are they speaking in English or Japanese? ))
28th-Oct-2006 12:56 pm (UTC)
((OOC: Since we didn't follow the posting convention for foreign languages, you may assume they're speaking English.))
29th-Oct-2006 06:05 pm (UTC) - OOC
Since I'm not sure when nelli_walker's player is going to be able to post, just assume that Nelli shows up and tells Lakshmi what's transpired so far in this scene (I'd prefer not to have to play someone else's character).
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