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[Private Entry] Christmas [23 Nov 2004|07:41pm]
[ mood | nostalgic ]

The run up to Christmas is always painful for me. Not many people celebrate it in Japan but we did, we would decorate our house and my parents would always take the day of work. Our local Hoteiosha was a kind old man and a friend of the family. He would always leave Aya and I presents that were just what we wanted, although I suspect now that my mum may have had a quiet word in his ear each year.

If Aya ever returns to me, we will have the best Christmas ever...

Autumnal Days [23 Oct 2004|06:39pm]
[ mood | bored ]

I love this time of year; the chill in the air, the myriad of reds, yellows, golds and browns that the trees are so beautifully dressed in for this brief moment, before they cast off their leaves in readiness for winter.

Things are quiet at the Koneko; peaceful and calm but it feels surreal, like the lull in the eye of the storm. Everyone seems to be staying out of each other's way and as to whether Yohji has decided to stay or go, I have no idea.

Anyway, I think you will realise just how quiet things have been when I tell you that I have accepted an invite to a tea party from Reiji Takatori. My attendance is purely to see what Takatori will make Schwartz wear to this little gathering because a) I am that bored and b) I could use a laugh so I am hoping it will be pink party dresses, apparently Reiji is partial to them.

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[Private Post] Viewable to Weiss Only [10 Oct 2004|10:49am]
[ mood | distressed ]

We had confirmed to us in a rather dramatic scene that Yohji is most definitely still seeing Schuldig. The proof came in the form of an almighty ruckus the other night, where it sounded like someone was trying to break down our door. I climbed out of my bedroom window onto the fire escape to assess the situation and to make sure we weren't being attacked, only to see Schuldig drag an inebriated Yohji into his car and race off, all tyres squealing.

Ken came racing into my room, rubbing his eyes, asking what we should do and I said we should leave them alone. Ken gave me a long look before sitting down on my bed, obviously wanting an explanation as to how I could be so calm about it. So we talked for a long time about the ramifications of this situation, not only from my personal point of view but also because both of us realise how much of a risk Yohji is to Weiss. Can we rely on him in a mission now? Will he come to our aid if his lover is in danger? Ken and I didn't come up with any answers because we just don't know but we did decide that we will have to report this to Manx.

I am glad that Ken and I talked because if I had been left alone after witnessing that spectacle, I only would have brooded about it. Being in Ken's presence, felt comfortable, I have missed spending time with him and I know now that I can rely on him in a way that I will never be able to do with Yohji...

Balinese has made his bed with our enemy, now he will have to lie in it.

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"And we all go along like before..." [26 Sep 2004|10:50pm]
[ mood | sad ]

I'm back, a few days late, granted. I would say that it was because I wanted to make sure that my sister was settled in the new hospital but that is not true.

[Private] Why I didn't really want to come back...Collapse )

So life goes on... and nothing changes...

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Ships that pass in the night... [17 Sep 2004|10:26am]
[ mood | contemplative ]

So Yohji is back in his usual whirlwind style and I am off for a few days. My sister can no longer stay at the hospital she is currently in so I am moving her to another one, hopefully better, just outside Tokyo.

I'll probably be back mid-week as I want to make sure that she has settled in okay and that I am happy with the situation.

Ken, can I impose on you to feed Dante? I know it's short notice.

See you soon, Weiss.

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"Declare this an emergency..." [02 Sep 2004|08:16pm]
[ mood | exhausted ]

I am beyond tired, we seem to have been inundated with school girls at the Koneko recently. Hopefully it is just due to the novelty of being back at school and we will be back to normal next week.

Omi and Ken are back from an impromptu trip to Spain so they are looking tanned and happy. As to where Yohji has been lately, I have no idea and he isn't sharing... at least not with me.

Gotta go, Dante is meowing and looking at me like I haven't fed him for at least a week. I think he has forgotten that I fed him just this morning, I suspect that he has hollow legs...

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All good things must come to an end... [25 Aug 2004|08:26pm]
[ mood | content ]

Dante and I have had the most blissful few days. Ken, Yohji and Omi all went off together somewhere. Where? I don't know, I can't say that I was that interested in finding out, as the thought of having the Koneko to myself for a few days was all I could focus on.

I spent most of it sprawled out on the sofa in the den reading with Dante laying across my chest, purring his deep purrs, because the weather was awful. Sakura dropped by at one point but I managed to dissuade her from staying too long without being rude. Momoe was kind enough to look after the shop, although I did help out when it got busy at the weekend. All in all, it has been a well earned holiday without actually going away!

Anyway, it is all over now. They are all back... I suppose I will find out what they have been up to before too long.

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Colour me surprised... [01 Aug 2004|10:48pm]
[ mood | indifferent ]

Well, the 'event' and 'emotion' bouquets have been very popular; so much so all four of us have been collaborating to think up more. The benefits of this project have been twofold, not only is it bringing much needed money into the Koneko but it is also helping to ease the tension that has been hanging over Weiss like a dark cloud lately. Ken and Yohji are currently competing to see who can produce the most romantically themed bouquet and Ken is definitely winning with a little help from Omi.

[Private] Random thoughts...Collapse )

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Lavender roses... [19 Jul 2004|08:55am]
[ mood | awake ]

We had a quiet weekend, I spent most of it putting together bouquets for various occasions using 'The Language of Flowers' for selling in the Koneko. The idea is that we will produce cards saying what the event is like 'Happy Anniversary', 'New Baby' etc and underneath list the flowers used and their meanings. I think we will put a couple together today to see if there is a market for them. If they are popular, I might also look at doing 'emotion' bouquets too, for example, 'I'm sorry', 'I love you' etc, etc.

Anyway, I've got to run as I'm supposed to be opening the shop this morning...

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Boy's toys... [06 Jul 2004|11:18pm]
[ mood | cranky ]

Today has been very long. Yohji has a new remote controlled car, which he spent most of the day playing with in the flower shop, much to the delight of the kids out shopping with their parents.

The trouble is that this car seems to get everywhere, I don't know how I didn't fall over it and Dante is terrified of it. I think it is the noise but he is cowering under my bed refusing to come out at the moment.

I just hope that the novelty wears off quickly, as my good mood seems to have dissipated...

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"It's just the way I'm feeling..." [05 Jul 2004|06:14pm]
[ mood | good ]

Ken, Omi and I had a good night last night. We decided to go and try a new Western style restaurant that has opened recently and specialises in Italian food. We also tried Italian bottled beer called Nastro Azzurro. We all liked it, a bit too much really and unfortunately Omi has never been that good at holding his liquor.

Ken and I began to realise that he had had too much when he started telling obscenely funny jokes. Really I had no idea that he knew about half of the things he was telling us. He made a paradoxical picture, with that angelic face and faint blush and all. Ken and I couldn't stop laughing which drew dark looks from the other patrons of the restaurant.

Ken kept giving me sideways looks as well, as if he couldn't quite believe that I was letting go and enjoying myself. I guess I surprised myself too as my cold, composed facade has become so much a part of my conscious persona, but I am glad that I can escape it, even if for just one evening.

The best surprise was when I got home though and found Yohji's birthday present waiting for me in my room. I read it whilst Dante sat on my lap and purred, telling me that I have been away too much lately and I tend to agree.

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My birthday... [04 Jul 2004|06:37pm]
[ mood | accomplished ]

I decided to do something I had never done before to celebrate my birthday today... so I did a tandem skydive for the price of ¥32,000. I drove up to Ishikawa-ken yesterday afternoon and stayed in a luxurious Ryokan called Notonosho, which has a beautiful view of Wajima Bay. I love being near the ocean; being in the presence of something so immense and powerful makes me feel small and insignificant in the greater scheme of things and I find it oddly comforting.

I took advantage of the hot springs before dinner and lying in the scalding water, I realised how much I needed this, being totally and utterly alone; to just be me and for the first time in a long time, I actually felt relaxed. It was also nice to be in traditional Japanese surroundings; I mean I can't remember the last time I wore a yukata and slept on the floor.

I slept better than I have in months and the next day I drove over to the airfield. There I was met by my tandem instructor, the pilot and another instructor. They spent about ten minutes or so showing me the parachute equipment we were going to use, providing me with information on free falling itself and what to expect, plus emergency procedures, and finally landing information.

Then we got geared up in our flight suits, the other instructor was going to jump with us to take video footage. I told him firmly that that was not necessary but he decided to jump anyway. We entered the small aircraft and took off. Funnily enough, I did not feel nervous. I just felt the adrenaline rush that comes just before a kill and I was grateful that this was not due for once to the fact that I was about to ram three feet of steel through someone's body.

Once we were at 15,000 feet, the second instructor fastened me securely to the tandem instructor before opening the door. The first thing that struck me was the noise. The sound of the wind was incredible, I just about heard my instructor ask me if I was ready before he started walking us to the door. The second thing that I became aware of was the intense cold, it was bitter and it fogged up my goggles for a few moments. I could just about see the second instructor give us the thumbs up which meant we were over the drop zone and suddenly we were falling.

Oh, it was incredible. I am never going to be able to do the experience justice with mere words. Watching the Earth come hurtling towards you and yet, all the while feeling like you are flying was amazing. It felt like it went on forever but afterwards, Shinji (my tandem instructor) told me it was only about a minute but that we were travelling at 120 mph. He then opened the canopy at about 5,000 feet and our descent was slowed dramatically, he handed over the controls of our parachute to me and I guided us in for our landing with guidance from him. About five minutes later, we were back on the ground. The feeling of elation and accomplishment was incredible and as I helped Shinji roll up the parachute after he had unhooked me from himself, he told me that I looked good when I smiled and he is probably right.

Now I am back in Tokyo, Ken and Omi have made me a cake and I am touched that they would go to so much trouble; plus Ken said he would come out with me for a beer and some food, I'm hoping that Yohji and Omi will come too...

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Independence Day [02 Jul 2004|11:21pm]
[ mood | melancholy ]

As a certain annual event rushes towards me once more, I find myself reflecting on many things. One of which is that I can't really understand why people place such great importance on the anniversary of their birth. For me, it is just another day. I wonder if it would be different if I could spend it in the company of either one of the two people that I love without question. But one lies unconscious in a hospital bed and the other... well, let's say it's complicated and leave it at that.

I think I'll see if Ken is up for going out for a beer or two that night...

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Back in Tokyo... [09 Jun 2004|12:55pm]
[ mood | okay ]

Well, my trip to Mito was a spectacular waste of time due to the seller being a complete con artist. I don't know what he had ground up and stuffed into industrial plastic bags and really, I don't want to know, but it certainly wasn't fertiliser. When I pointed this out to him, he invaded my personal space and leered at me, before growling out 'What would a pretty boy like you know about it?'

Talk about bad breath! Anyway, he really chose the wrong day to mess with me so I spent the next few minutes convincing him that he really should have pissed somebody else off. Don't worry, Manx, he was still breathing when I left, albeit not through his nose.

Funnily enough, I feel better. Getting out of Tokyo was just what I needed to clear my head after all the unwelcome revelations of the past few days; the blowing off steam through unnecessary violence was just an added bonus.

Now I am going to go and find Ken and my cat...

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Not waving but drowning... [08 Jun 2004|08:57am]
[ mood | crushed ]

[Private] Hurt...Collapse )

Weiss, I am going to Mito today to see a potential new (and cheaper) supplier of fertiliser for the shop. I will probably be back sometime tomorrow or the day after. Ken, can you make sure that Dante gets fed, thank you.

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Of Cats and Vets... [31 May 2004|01:01pm]
[ mood | shocked ]

I took Dante to the vets today for his first check up and I don't know who it was more traumatic for, Dante, the vet or me. All I can say is that I would have taken exception to having my temperature taken that way too! After that intimate invasion, Dante was really nervous and leaving little sweaty paw prints all over the examination table.

Things went from bad to worse, however, when she gave him an injection; he gave a loud and piteous mew before he clawed his way up her and wouldn't let go of her hair or her head. It took me ten minutes to untangle him and coax him into my arms, he just kept giving me dirty looks and clinging on tighter to her, which drew pained yelps from the vet herself.

Finally, when Dante released her, the vet flung herself into my arms and burst into tears. Dante climbed up to my shoulder to avoid being crushed, seemingly none the worst for wear as I could hear and feel him purring.

I tried to comfort the vet, to be honest, I'm not good with tearful women but she just kept squeezing me tighter and sobbing. Then when she eventually calmed down, she asked me out on a date! I politely refused telling her that I was her client and that it was better not to mix business with pleasure.

Bloody hell, what a morning! There had better be some beer in the fridge tonight...

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Ice cream and expensive coffee... [24 May 2004|09:04pm]
[ mood | amused ]

I'm glad that I wasn't around much over the weekend especially after looking at the comments left in Yohji's LJ by Ken on a sugar and caffeine high! Talking of Ken, it looks like he hasn't forgotten about going to a Karaoke bar as I had hoped, damn.

As everyone else had so much fun with this quiz, I thought I would try it myself...

I don't need a warning label, people should know by now to just stay away...Collapse )

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Mission Update... [13 May 2004|05:51pm]
[ mood | tired ]

[Mission Update] F.A.O. Manx & WeissCollapse )


[Private] Solitude...Collapse )

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Tension... [12 May 2004|02:01pm]
[ mood | numb ]

Okay, I think that everyone needs to calm down. Do not forget that we are in the middle of a mission. We need to decide how, when and where we are going to take our target out and also update Manx on our progress.

The situation with Dante destroying people's belongings is not helping the atmosphere at the shop, I admit, so if needs be, I will move out with him.

[Private] Inner turmoil...Collapse )

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Hmm... [09 May 2004|11:49pm]
[ mood | indescribable ]

It would appear that my cat, Dante, has developed a taste for leather. Ken and Omi, I think your football and leather coat are repairable but Yohji, your snake skin effect leather pants are definitely not salvageable. I will reimburse any costs incurred.

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