He didn't know why he was here. He wasn't supposed to be here. He should have walked right by this park without stopping. No, he shouldn't have even gone home the same way as this park at all.
But he had gone home that way, he had stopped in that park, and yes, he was here.
Apparently, she wasn't. He'd thought he'd heard her voice, but maybe that was just because it was in his head so much.
Kouri didn't frown, but his big gray flattened themselves a little in disappointment.
[OOC: Check the comments for the rest of this entry, sorry for the fact that this is split into more than one part my comp at home is just so finicky with the connection, I cant make long posts so I had to break this up by commenting on my own entry *grumbles*]
Kouri slowly reopened his eyes, blinking with a slightly startled look for just a moment before fading back into his usual blankness. "You think so?" Kouri replied in a polite and humble manner, not really sounding like he expected any type of response.
He looked down at his faded sneakers, completely at a loss for what he was supposed to do or say next.
'When did you learn to sing?'
'Do you have a favorite song?'
'When do you think you'll be here again?'
Those were the questions he wanted to ask. Instead, "I think I should be heading home now."
An orange flash jumped through the air as Akebi's tail reached out and wrapped tightly around the boy's wrist. She tipped her head slightly, eyes earnestly watching him. "Where do...you live?" It was such an innocent question and such a rude one at the same time. She was extremely curious however and for as long as she's lived...Akebi had never been invited over to a "friend's" house before. The soft orange ears twitched on her head.
It took her a moment to actually realize what she'd done and force her body's extension away from Kouri, biting down on her lower lip slightly and blushing. Mumbling out an apology she took a little step back. "I'm just...a little curious." Her feminine eyes flicked up and watched him, the dark orbs seeming to show almost no emotion themselves.
"Where I live? You take the road West of this park," Kouri pointed in that direction, "and continue straight down that street until you get to a Family Mart, then make a right, and it is two blocks down, first apartment on the right. The gray apartment. Number 0101," he explained mechanically, as if describing it straight from a textbook. He didn't know why she would want to know that. If she had done anything worth being embarrassed about, Kouri wasn't acting like it. Even if he had been a little startled by the tail thing...
Gray apartment? "Why don't you paint it?" A strange question as any that was likely to come out of her mouth. "Can I see sometime?" She unlooped her tail from his arm and looped it back around her own. "I like you." Smoothing down her dress slightly, Akebi took a step back from Kouri, feeling that she might be overcrowding him slightly.
"Why would I paint it?" he asked, not defensively, completely not understanding why she would have asked him such a question. "You can see it if you want," he responded, giving no reply to her last comment about liking him. All he did was give a faint semblance of a nod that he had heart what she said. She really was a confusing girl.