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21 October 2007 @ 11:46 pm
[RP thread]Short Club~![Open to Ootani and Baiken]  
Basketball practice finally over, Ootani was just on his way out. His hair still pulled back into a hair clip--a rabbit one he'd somehow managed to have, possibly one that had once belonged to Koizumi. He doubted she'd want it back now, but he reminded hmself to ask her about it later.

He made a detour to go back to the classroom where he'd forgotten a book that he needed to study from that night, passing by a few other clubs letting out.
Nuke: huh [baiken]nuklear_firefly on October 22nd, 2007 03:54 am (UTC)
Baiken shook out her hair as she left kendo club, trying to get the dampness to dry a bit. Today had been even more of a workout than usual -- she'd had to spar everyone today, and was in a particularly good mood after giving everyone a good solid thumping. Not even knowing she was going to go home to damn 20 pages of science homework was enough to dampen her mood.

Shinai resting against her shoulder, she stalked out of the gym with her head held high -- well, only 160 cm high, but still.

Noticing the even shorter kid nearby, she nodded a greeting. "Oi. Just get out of practice?"
Keep on Rockin' in MIDGAR: [SK]Ootani smilecoyul on October 22nd, 2007 03:57 am (UTC)
"Yep," Ootani replied, smiling, as he'd had a good day so far. Oh, it's that guy. "You too, huh?"
Nuke: srs business [baiken]nuklear_firefly on October 22nd, 2007 04:08 am (UTC)
Short nod. "Yeah."

No sooner had the words left her mouth than one of the freshman brats came up and ruffled up her hair, used her as an armrest as they said hello to Ootani, and started off again. Baiken wasted no time in pegging a pine cone at the kid's head.

"Idiots," she growled. "Short by a couple inches and they act like they're god over you."
Keep on Rockin' in MIDGAR: [SK]Ootani WTFcoyul on October 22nd, 2007 04:13 am (UTC)
"I know what you mean," Ootani said, instantly sympathetic. That had been one of the guys trying out for the team. He'd have to give them a good lecture on the proper respect for shorter people. "They think it's okay to call you chibi and laugh. Freak giants..."
Nuke: srs business [baiken]nuklear_firefly on October 22nd, 2007 05:01 am (UTC)
She almost felt bad, seeing as this poor guy was even shorter than her, but clearly she had an ally here. She nodded. "Bastards. You get the morons who say they didn't notice you 'cause they couldn't see you too?"
Keep on Rockin' in MIDGAR: [SK]Ootani smilecoyul on October 22nd, 2007 05:03 am (UTC)
"Yeah, even my girlfriend says that." Especially her, actually. Ootani was impressed, though. He finally had someone on his side, it would seem.
Nuke: rounin [baiken]nuklear_firefly on October 22nd, 2007 05:08 am (UTC)
Baiken couldn't help but snort amusedly. It wasn't to laugh at Ootani, it was just out of familiarity. Both neighbors on either side of her were close to her age and a lot taller... especially that Anji idiot. "I believe it."
Keep on Rockin' in MIDGAR: [SK]Ootani WTFcoyul on October 23rd, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
"And I have no problem being short until she makes a big deal of it," he whined, frowning. She probably thought the same thing about being tall, but at the moment, Ootani wasn't thinking about that.
Nuke: srs business [baiken]nuklear_firefly on October 23rd, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC)
If there was one thing that Baiken couldn't stand, amongst many other things, she couldn't stand guys whining. Her left eyebrow twitched irritatedly and her lonely eye narrowed at him. "Quit bitching. It obviously doesn't matter as much as you think if she's dating you."
Keep on Rockin' in MIDGAR: [SK]Ootani smilecoyul on October 23rd, 2007 07:29 pm (UTC)
Ootani laughed. Koizumi was usually the one to lecture him about such things and now this guy he'd only just met was doing it, too. "Thanks man, you're right." At least Baiken wasn't punching him like Koizumi would have.
Nuke: rounin [baiken]nuklear_firefly on October 23rd, 2007 11:24 pm (UTC)
Rolling her eye, Baiken ignored the thanks. At least he'd stopped whining, or she would've punched him. "Besides, what the hell can you do about it? You can't grow a foot overnight."

Really, it wasn't being short that bothered her. It was how people treated her because of it that pissed her off.
Keep on Rockin' in MIDGAR: [SK]Ootani WTFcoyul on October 24th, 2007 03:12 am (UTC)
"Geez, calm down." Whatever happened to you're welcome, Ootani wondered. "I know that!"
Nukenuklear_firefly on October 24th, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC)
"I am calm," Baiken replied, her tone a bit cold. "You're the one getting upset."
Keep on Rockin' in MIDGAR: [SK]Ootani smilecoyul on October 24th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
"Sorry." Maybe the stress of studying for exams was getting to him, then? Koizumi wasn't making it any easier, either. "The whole issue gets me worked up."
Nuke: srs business [baiken]nuklear_firefly on October 24th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
"Then do something about it other than whine." The logic seemed simple to her, but then again, she had never really been one not to fight back. "Figure out why it bothers you so much. Kick the idiots who make fun of you. Make a club, do something."
Keep on Rockin' in MIDGAR: [SK]Ootani >Dcoyul on October 24th, 2007 05:52 pm (UTC)
"A club," Ootani echoed. Seeing as he already lashed out at idiots (Koizumi) who make fun of him, a club would be a good idea. A place to complain about idiots (Koizumi) who make fun of short people. "You, my good friend, are a genius. A Short Club!"
Nukenuklear_firefly on October 24th, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC)
She hadn't meant that one. Baiken heaved an exasperated sigh. "...If it helps."