OMG!! It's been SO long! I am so sorry I haven't posted. Life has been weird with me. I hope everyone is doing well. I am temping Makoto at the moment, so if you would like her to be involved let me know. As for the Shitennou, you guys are working at the Salon, so feel free to do things there. Each of you has his own chair with customers. You are welcome to take breaks and lunch to do anything personal. By the way, welcome ChibaMitsurugi1979.
Makoto Kino pushed open the door to her apartment Tuesday morning as she carried two full, white, plastic grocery-bags through the threshold. She had taken an early run to the market to pick up a few ingredients she needed to bake some sweet delicious cupcakes she had dreamed all night long. It wasn't enough for her to just imagine having them; she literally needed to enjoy the taste of smooth sweet frosting and the soft sponge-like bread—chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla. She couldn't make her mind at the store which one she wanted, so she bought the ingredients for all of them along with a 2-liter carton of milk. It just wouldn't taste the same without a glass of ice cold milk.
After placing the bags on the counter, she turned on her radio and moved the dial over to radio station that had been playing at the market. For some odd reason, the station had been playing her favorite songs all morning long. The music lifted her spirits, being that she would spend the day home alone. Maybe I will dash over to the arcade for some fun
, thought as she placed the plastic bags in the recycling can she had next to the trash can.
She wasn't sure what to make of last night's informal meeting at Cafe Lolita
. It was a big blur to her, which was unusual for Makoto. Hopefully Usagi could explain to her what actually happened
, she told herself. No sooner did she finish the thought that she broke into a loud laugh. She realized she was having a sort-of Usagi-moment.
Perillia had a full house at the Kawaii Beauty Salon
that Tuesday morning. Women and men came in and out of the establishment setting up appointments and purchasing their new offered hair products. Jadeite, Nephrite, Zoisite, Kunzite, and Perillia had their chairs filled various customers from all over Tokyo. The popularity of the salon had become so great that Perillia almost forgot that she was working for the Dark Kingdom and not the people who paid her money for their services. All she could really think about was going back to her apartment, cuddling up next to her kitten, and taking a long nap.
Then the dreaded news burst Perillia's little escape bubble. “We are out of stock, Peri,” Jadeite spoke across from the cashier's desk.
“Take care of my customer,” the redheaded beauty replied, “I will check the stock room.”
She to the back of the store and down to the basement. The coolness emanating from the Dark Room was a relief to the warmth she had to endure with all those bodies flooding the salon. She knew it was only going to get worse. There was a fashion show at the end of the week, and the Kawaii Beauty Salon
would be helping at the event.
Tapping into the Dark Kingdom's power and utilizing her magic, she created more supplies of the products. This should be enough
, she thought as she reviewed the number boxes in front of her.
The Dark Kingdom had grown significantly strong from the way the products extracted the life force from its victims. Unlike other attempts, this new method did not have the same affect on the humans. Yes, the products drained the humans life force, but for some odd reason, they continued to consume more and more of the product while showing little to no weariness. Only time would tell if the products would have a lasting affect on the humans.
Return back up to salon floor, eager customers lined in front of Jadeite questioning him as to when a new shipment of the products would be in. No sooner did one woman see Peri bring up the boxes that all the women, and few self-conscious men, bolted towards the slender redhead and strip the products from the boxes.
“Should I...” Kunzite started to ask, but was hushed by Perillia's finger.
She knew what he was thinking, and the thought did cross her mind. Should she pull out a few cans of pepper spray to keep the crowd under control? If she wanted to control them, she could have easily used a stronger formula in her magic, so she allowed the public to get what they wanted. After all, Jadeite was the one who would be handling the cash register.
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